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

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I Cometeer 1955Foreword This book is a record of what you have done. As you leaf through its pages, may it be a thoroughfare- a broad pathway on which you may journey into the land of memory. Table of Contents ACADEMICS SPORTS ACTIVITIES1 trust that this year book will serve in the future to remind you of your many friendships and accomplishments in El Paso High School. Congratulations, Class of 1955? Administration This is a period of transition. Good men and women are much needed. You arc a favored group in a favored nation. Do more than your share to help keep life good and America great. Best wishes to all the students of EHS and congratulations to the Class of ’55!ROBERT S. BA1LE Instrumental Music in Grade and High School. Sophomore Class sponsor. Morehead State College, B.A.; University of Illinois, M.S. R. IARNER BROWN English III, IV, Spanish II, Speech. Senior Class sponsor and Spanish Club sponsor. Wheaton College, A.B.; University of Illinois. Hobby: Dilettantism. J. B. GOOD Civics, Modern Problems, and Librarian. Senior Class sponsor. Manchester College, Ind. B.S.; Hobby: Reading and Stamp Collecting. LUCILE HISERODT Biology and Physical Education. Sophomore Class sponsor and Sponsor of Girls Athletic Association. Oberlin College, A.B.; Columbia University, University of Chicago, University of Wisconsin, Illinois State Normal Summer Sessions. Hobby: Horseback riding. KARMY J. KAYS Practical Mathematics, Algebra, Plane Geometry, Advanced Mathematics. Junior Class sponsor. Western Illinois State College, B.S.; Colorado State College of Education, M.A. DALLAS EDWARD LEE Vocational Agriculture 1, II, III. F.F.A. sponsor. University of Wyoming, B.S.; University of Illinois; Southern Illinois University. Hobby: Photography. SHIRLEY LOCKE Vocal Music, Chorus and Ensembles. Freshman Class sponsor. University of Illinois, B.S. in Music; George Washington University; Columbia University. Hobby: Reading, raising tropical fish and plants. JOHN II. MARTIN Social Science, Arithmetic, Physical Education, Track. 8th Grade sponsor. Oklahoma A M College, B.S.; Eastern Illinois State College. Hobby: Photography.HELEN McGUIRE Eighth Grade teacher, Language Arts, Girls Personal Development. Eighth Grade sponsor. University of Illinois; Illinois State Normal University. Hobby: Collecting Antiques. ISABEL NESSEL Shorthand I, II, Bookkeeping, Typewriting I, U. Senior Class sponsor. Western Illinois State College, B.E.; School of Commerce, Denver University, Gregg College, Gem City Business College. ELLWOOD DEAN POLING History, Boys Physical Education, Coach. Sophomore Class sponsor. Eureka College, B.A.; Illinois Wesleyan, Bradley University. Hobby: Learning by Experience. H. E. RECKLING Industrial Arts 1, 11, 111, IV, and Eighth Grade. Freshman Class sponsor. Eastern Illinois State Teachers College, Charleston, B.S. in Education; Indiana University, M.S. in Education. MARILYN ROSS Homemaking I, 11. F.H.A. sponsor. Freshman Class sponsor. Illinois State Normal University, B.S. Hobby: Riding Horseback, Watching Birds, Knitting. ELDO ROY General Science, Physics, Chemistry. Junior Class sponsor. Oakland City College A.B.; Indiana University, and Millikin University. Hobby: Sports. ANNE VEKICH English I and II, Speech. Junior Class sponsor. University of Illinois. Hobby: Reading, sewing, raising plants, collecting of records and books. MARILYN BOHLANDER SecretaryJim Brown, Vice President; Charlotte Jones, Secretary; Jerry Vessel, Student Council; Mary Stine, Student Council; Carl Radebaugh, President; Betty Hartter, Treasurer. Class of 1955 The 1954 1955 school year was a prosperous year. In New York, the stock market climbed to an all time high, breaking the record of 1929. and in El Paso, the Cometeer was published without advertisements. The senior class was solidly in the black after picking up corn, selling magazines, and presenting the senior play. But all was not work. The senior breakfast, skip day, and prom proved to be even more exciting and fun-filled than we had expected. After school discussions about advanced education helped those seniors planning for future schooling. Our year of prosperity was crowned with the glory and honor of Baccalaureate and Commencement, which left all of us with a mixed emotion of sadness and joy.ROBERT ALFORD - Chorus ? 3f4, Treasurer 3,4; Concert Band 1; Marching Band 1; Operetta 2,4; Football 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Track 2,4; Baseball 1,2,3,4; Intramural Games 4; F.F.A. 1. Ambition: l-'armer ALBERTA ARMSTRONG - F.H.A. 1,2,4; Librarian 3,4; Office Girl 3; Cometeer Staff. Ambition: Office uork, Housewife FREDRICK BECKMAN - Intramural Games 3,4; Transfer from Tuley High School, Chicago, Illinois. Ambition: Barber SANDRA BERN1IARDY - Girls Ensemble 3,4; Concert Band 1,2,3,4; Marching Band 1,2,3,4; Band Librarian 3,4; Instrumental Contests 2,3,4; Vocal Contests 3,4; Intramural Games 1,2,3,4; F.H.A. 1,2,3, Treasurer 2, Vice President 3, Sectional Vice President 3; G.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Librarian 2,4; Cometeer Staff. Ambition: Oum a 1,000 acre horse ranch in the West, PATRICIA BOHLANDER - Chorus 3; Girls Ensemble 3,4; Concert Band 1,2,3,4; Marching Band 1,2,3,4; Junior Play; Intramural Games 1,2,3,4; F.H.A. 1,2,3,4, Treasurer 3; F.F.A. Sweetheart Attendant 4; G.A.A. 1,2, 3,4, President 4; Office Girl 3,4; Photography Club 2,3; Cometeer Staff 3,4; Vocal Contests 3,4; Speech Contest 4; Instrumental Contests 1,2,3,4; Centennial Essay Contest, Honorable Mention 3. Ambition: Secretary JAMES BROWN — Class Treasurer 2, Vice President 4; Football 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Track 4; Baseball 3,4; Intramural Games 1,4; F.F.A. 1,2,3, Treasurer 2, Secretary 3; Cometeer Staff. Ambition: College JAMES CRUMP - Operetta 2; Football 1,2, 3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Track 1,2,3,4; Baseball 1,2,3,4; Intramural Games 1,4; F.F.A. 1,2,3,4, Treasurer 3, Secretary 4; Magazine Campaign High Salesman 3; Cometeer Staff. Ambition: Navy LOLELl.A E1CHELBERGER - Chorus 3, 4; Operetta 4; F.H.A. 1,2,3,4. Ambition: Office WorkWALTER FOGLE - Football 1,2,3,4; ln-tramiral Games 3,4; F.F.A. 1,2,3,4. Ambition: Parmer ORLYNE FRANKE - Chorus 4; Girls’ Ensemble 3,4; Junior Play, Student Director; One-act Contest Play 2; Intramural Games 1,2,3,4; F.II.A. 1,2,3; G.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Librarian ,4; Library Secretary 4; Centennial Essay Contest, Second Place; Girls’ State 3; Vocal Contests 3,4; Cometeer Staff. Ambition: College MARIE GRUBB - Chorus 1,2,3,4; Operetta 2,4; F.H.A. 1,2,3,4; G.A.A. 3. Ambition: Office Work BETTY HARTTER - Class President 1,3, Treasurer 4; Student Council 1,3; Concert Band 1,2,3,4; Marching Band 1,2,3,4; Band Treasurer 2,3, President 4; Junior Play; Intramural Games 1,2,3,4; Spanish Club 3,4, Secretary 4; Girls’ Ensemble 3,4; F.H.A. 1,2,3,4, President 4; F.F.A. Sweetheart 4; G.A.A. 1,2,3,4, Treasurer 3; Cheerleader 1; Office Girl 4; Librarian 2,3; Centennial Essay Contest, First Place; Instrumental Contests 3,4; Speech Contest 3,4; Cometeer Staff. Ambition: College ROBERT D. HAYSE - Class Secretary 2; Chorus 2,3,4; Boys’ Quartet 3,4; Junior Play; One-act Contest Play 2, Operetta 2,4; Basketball 1, Track 2; Intramural Games 2,3; All State Chorus 3,4; Cometeer Staff. Ambition: Commercial Artist CHARLOTTE JONES - Class Treasurer 3, Secretary 4; Girls Ensemble 3,4; Concert Band 1,2,3,4; Marching Band 1,2,3,4; Band Treasurer 4; Instrumental Contests 1,2,3,4; Junior Play; Intramural Games 1,2,3,4; Spanish Club 3; F.H.A. 1,2,3,4, Songleader 4; F.F.A. Sweetheart Attendant 4; G.A.A. 1,2,3,4, President 3; Cheerleader 2,3,4; Cometeer Staff. Ambition: Stewardess or Teacher CAROL JORDING - F.H.A. 1,2,4; Cometeer Staff. Ambition: Secretary DOROTHY KRUG - Chorus 1,2,3,4; Operetta 2,4; F.H.A. 1,2,3,4; G.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Coroe-teer Staff. Ambition: Secretarya MARY LINDSEY - Chorus 1,3.4; Operetta 4; Intramural Games 1,2,3,4; F.H.A. 1,2,3,4; G.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Cometcer Staff. Ambition: To Graduate CAROLYN McCLURE - Concert Band 1,2, 3,4; Marching Band 1,2,3,4; Junior Play; Intramural Games 1,2,3,4; F.H.A. 1,2,3,4, Song Leader 3, Vice President 4; G.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Centennial Essay Contest, Honorable Mention 3; Instrumental Contests 1,2, 3,4; All State Band 3; Cometeer Staff. Ambition: Private Secretary SHIRLEY PARTNER - F.H.A. 1,2,4; Cometeer Staff. Ambition: Office Work, Nurse, PEGGY PINKHAM - Class Secretary 3; Girls’ Ensemble 3,4; Junior Play; Centennial Essay Contest, Honorable Mention; Vocal Contests 3,4; Speech Contest 4: Intramural Games 1,2,3,4; F.H.A. 1,2,3,4. Reporter 3, Secretary 4; G.A.A. 1,2,3,4, Vice President 3; Cheerleader 3; Office Girl 3,4; Cometeer Staff. Ambition: Farmer's Wife HILDRED PORTH - Chorus 2,3; Operetta 2; Spanish Club 3,4; Office Girl 3,4. Ambition: .Mrs. M. V. H. JOAN POTTER - Concert Band 1,2,3,4; Marching Band 1,2,3,4; Instrumental Contests 1,2,3,4; F.H.A. 1,2,3,4; G.A.A. 1,2, 3,4; Cometeer Staff. Ambition: Homemaker CARL RADEBAUGH - Class Treasurer 1, President 2,4; Student Council 2,3,4, Vice President 3, President 4; Junior Play; One-act Contest Play 2; Football 1,2,3,4; Track 2; Intramural Games 1,2,3,4; F.F.A. 1,2,3, Vice President 3; Cometeer Staff. Ambition: Doctor DOROTHY RARICK - Chorus 3,4, Secretary 3; All State Chorus 4; Girls Ensemble 3,4; Vocal Contests 3,4; Band Majorette 4; Junior Play; Operetta 4; Intramural Games 1,2,3,4; F.H.A. 1,2,3,4; F.F.A. Sweetheart Attendant 4; G.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Cheerleader 1,2,4; Office Girl 4; Photography Club 3; Cometeer Staff. Ambition: Business CollegeLEE REMMERS - Intramural Games 2,3,4; Cometccr Staff. Ambition: College RIEMOND RIPPEL - Concert Band 1,2,3,4; Marching Band 1,2,3,4, Efficiency Manager 2,3,4; Instrumental Contests 2,3,4; Junior Play; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Baseball 3,4; Intramural Games 1,4; Spanish Club 3, President 3; F.F.A. 1,2,3,4, President 4; State Poultry Judging Team 1,2; State Fat Stock Judging Team 3; Come tee r Staff. Ambition: Sabre Jet Pilot MARIAN SCHERTZ - Class Vice President 1; Concert Band 1,2,3,4; Marching Band 1,2,3,4; Band President 2, Secretary 2; Instrumental Contests 1,2,3,4; Centennial Essay Contest, Honorable Mention; Junior Play, Property Manager; Intramural Games 1,2,3,4; Spanish Club 3; F.H.A. 1,2,3,4, President 3; G.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Cometeer Staff 3,4. Ambition: Housewife MARVIN SCHNEIDER - Junior Play; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Track 2; Intramural Games 1,3,4; Speech Contest 4; F.F.A. 1,2,3,4; Treasurer 4; Fat Stock Judging'Tcam 1,2,3; State Team 3; National Gold Medal Team 3; Cometeer Staff. Ambition: Parmer LAWRENCE SCOTT - Baseball 3.4; Intramural Games 2,3,4; Cometeer Staff. Ambition: Jet Pilot DIXIE SENGPIEL - Chorus 3; F.H.A. 1,2, 3,4; G.A.A. 3; Photography Club 3; Cometeer Staff. Ambition: Office work JEANNE SHANKS-Chorus 3,4, Librarian 3; Girls’ Ensemble 3,4; Vocal Contest 3,4; Operetta 4; Junior Play; Concert Band 1,2; Marching Band 1,2; Instrumental Contest 2; F.H.A. 1,2,3,4, Secretary 3; G.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Cometeer Staff; Intramural Games 1,2,3,4. Ambition: Homemaker JERRY SHORT - Chorus 2,3; Junior Play; Operetta 2; F.H.A. 2,3; Librarian 3,4. Ambition: Private Secretary, ModelJOHN SHUMAN - Chorus 1,2,3; Boys Quartet 3; Vocal Contests 2,3; Photography dub 3; Junior Play; Operetta 2; Football 1,2,3; Basketball 1; Track 1,2; Intramural Games 3,4; Speech Contest 4; F.F.A. 1,2; Cometeer Staff. Ambition: Corporation Lawyer MADELINE STINE - Concert Band 2,3,4; Marching Band 2,3,4; Instrumental Contests 2,3,4; Junior Play; Intramural Games 1,2,3,4; F.H.A. 1,2,3,4; G.A.A. 1,2,3,4, Sports Manager 3; Office Girl 3; Magazine Campaign High Salesman 4; Cometeer Staff. Ambition: Air Stewardess MARY STINE - Student Council 2,3,4, Sec-retary 4; Chorus 2,3 4, Vice President 3, President 4; Girls Ensemble 3,4; Vocal Contests 3,4; Operetta 2,4; Spanish Club 3,4, President 4; F.H.A. 1,2,3, Parliamen tarian 3; G.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Intramural Games 1,2,3,4; Photography Club 2,3, President 3; Cometeer Staff; Office Girl 4. Ambition: Registered Surse GERALD VESSEL - Class Vice President 2,3; Student Council 1,4, Vice President 4; Concert Band 1,2,3,4; Band Efficiency Manager 2,3,4; Instrumental Contests 1,3,4; Junior Play; Football 1,2,3,4; Basketball 2,3; Baseball 2,3,4; Intramural Games 1,4; Spanish Club 3; Cometeer Staff. Ambition: Professional liaseball Player JOHN WILKEY - Basketball 4; Baseball 3,4; Intramural Games 2,3,4. Ambition: Major League Baseball Player. t Honors 'citedoctancaK d -S zlut Zfo'U ZK do SalutctfanioH CHARLOTTE JONES MARIAN SCHERTZ BETTY HARTTER Throughout the ages success has been the product of work, clear thinking and friendliness. The honor graduates have demonstrated among their other good traits their ability to achieve these goals. Both of the winners of the DAR award and the SAR award were chosen by the members of the senior class and the faculty. The DAR award is given on the basis of dependability, service, leadership, patriotism and scholarship. The SAR award is given on the basis of honor, service, courage, leadership and scholarship. CHARLOTTE JONES CARL RADEBAUGHClass Prophecy Last week, while I was sitting at home watching TV, I happened to run across a very interesting quiz program on channel 99. It seems to me the title of the program was "Crawl a Foot." John Wilkey was the master of ceremonies. I was very surprised to see Jerry Wessel as the first contestant. The question he was asked was sent in by Professor Lawrence Scott of Cobville College. The question was quite confusing and all Jerry could answer was, "Oh Dear! ’ The next contestants were John Shuman and Fred Beckman, two very prominent men in the world. Fred is an oil millionaire and John a very successful lawyer. Their secretaries, Carol Jording and Alberta Armstrong, who were attending the program with them, ended up answering the questions. Their prize was a year’s supply of "Rippel’s Rumbles," a very noisy breakfast food made by Riemond Rippel and Company. After this group of contestants left the stage. I was entertained by the excellent piano playing of Marvin Schneider. Peggy Pinkham was sitting next to him turning the pages. Suddenly a tall man in a dark suit wandered across the screen. It was Lee Remmers, the detective, who was in search of a bloody hat pin. Just then the camera flashed toward the audience and Mary Lindsey was jumping out of her seat. She had found the hat pin. The program resumed its normal pace. The next contestants were four career women. Carolyn McClure, a fashion expert, and Mildred Porth, an authority on foreign languages, were the first two introduced. Dixie Sengpiel, woman explorer, and Dorothy Krug, the famous hat designer, completed this talented group. They answered all their questions and won a trip to one of the most beautiful farms in the Midwest of which Walter Fogle was owner. Announcer Carl Radebaugh then gave one of the longest words in history: "A word from our sponsor." He told of a new type of liquid tooth powder invented by Jim Brown, the mad chemist. While he was displaying a bottle of the liquid powder, it exploded in his hand. When the screen cleared I got a glimpse of the nurses carrying Carl away on a stretcher. They were Mary Stine, Shirley Partner and Pat Bohlander. Two famous professionals in the athletic world appeared as the next contestants. Jim Crump, the fullback for the Canadian Steelers, represent ed one of the world’s biggest figures in football. Equally famous in the baseball world was Bob Alford, who is a great out-fielder for the Boston Bachelors. However, both of the pros proved to have more brawn than brain at the moment and they couldn’t answer their first question. The next contestants were none other than the three famous dancing hits of Hollywood and Broadway. Charlocte Jones, Dorothy Rarick and Sandra Bernhardy told the audience that their key to success was not really a key but a combination. The girls proved to be quite intelligent by answering all their questions. For a prize they were each to receive a portrait of themselves painted by that clever artist R. D. Hayse. Louclla Eichelberger and Marie Grubb were next on the program. They seemed to be two very happy housewives. They said they had been reading a column by the All-American Housewife, Betty Hartter. Her column gives tips on how to get along with your husband. The questions Louella and Marie were given were questions on our female armed forces. They had been sent in by Jeanne Shanks and Orlyne Franke, who are both officers in the WACS. When neither of them knew’ the answer to the first question, the master of ceremonies asked if anyone in the audience knew. Madeline Stine, an Airline Stewardess for X. Y.Z. Airlines, was very quick to give the wrong answer. The last contestants were Marian Schertz and Jerry Short. Both of these women are very high up in the society world. Marian owns shares in several of the large banks around the country, and Jerry has a very rich husband. Both women, being very cultured, answered all their questions correctly, winning a trip around the block and a free meal at Potter’s Restaurant of which Joan Potter is proprietor. Not waiting to see the closing commercial, I shut off my set. 1 went to bed wondering why I hadn’t watched the wrestling matches as I usually did.Class Will I, BOB ALFORD, leave my height to Bill Woosley. I, ALBERTA ARMSTRONG, leave to make someone a good secretary. 1, FRED BECKMAN, leave my silent humor to someone who talks too much. I, SANDRA BERNHARDY, leave, undecided. I, PAT BOHLANDER, leave my job to some girl who wants to work on Saturday night. I, JIM BROWN, leave the chemistry lab still in one piece. I, JLV1 CRUMP, the last of the Crump boys, finally leave — who’s got my car? We, LOUELLA EICHELBERGER and MARIE GRUBB, leave our constant companionship to Verna Armstrong and Betty Porter. I, WALTER FOGLE, leave my football uniform to anyone it will fit. I, ORLYNE FRANKE, leave with a broken heart’ I, BETTY HARTTER, leave my big brown eyes and long lashes to Jane Crusius. 1, ROBERT HAYSE, leave my position as editor to some deserving Junior. I, CHARLOTTE JONES, leave my pep and enthusiasum in cheerleading to Carol Kearney. I, CAROL JORD1NG, calmly leave. I, DOROTHY KRUG, leave my shorthand notes to Joanne Shepperd. Maybe she can read them. I, MARY LINDSEY, leave. "Gone with my wind." I, CAROLYN McCLURE, leave to take my saxophone to a pawn shop. I, SHIRLEY PARTNER, leave the halls of E.H.S. I, PEGGY PINKHAM, leave in a black Buick with Marvin at the wheel. I, HILDRED PORTH, leave for — oh, you wouldn’t know him. I, JOAN POTTER, leave my typing efficiency to Charles Gillespie — he needs it. I, CARL RADEBAUGH, leave the football captain’s job to Tom Volz and Eddie Finck. I, DOROTHY RARICK, leave my flirting ways to Shirley Stimpert. I, LEE REMMERS, leave for the races. I, RIEMOND RIPPEL, leave my clarinet to someone. I couldn’t play it anyway. I, MARIAN SCHERTZ, leave my heart in good care. I, MARVIN SCHNEIDER, leave my wavy hair to "Ears” Wilson. I, LAWRENCE SCOTT, leave my nickname, "Meatball," to Dean Weber. I, DIXIE SENGPIEL, leave my ability to play the guitar to Ted Garey. I, JEANNE SHANKS, leave for the drug store. I, JERRY SHORT, much to the surprise of several people, leave still single. I, JOHN SHUMAN, leave for Bloomington in my air conditioned convertible. I, MADELINE STINE, leave my love for sports to cousin "Louie." I, MARY STINE, leave laughing as usual. I, JERRY WESSEL, leave. Oh dear! Where’s my whachamacallit? I, JOHN W'ILKEY, leave hitch-hiking for Secor. There ain’t no bus for me.President..................................................Robert Farncy Vice President...................................Michael Bowers Secretary - -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- - Ruth Anne Dixon Treasurer .........................................Carol Kearney Student Council.....................Tom Volz - Stephen Claggett Junior Class Officers Throughout the 1954—1955 school year the Class of 1956 has been hard at work in an effort to raise sufficient funds for the Junior-Senior Prom in May. Putting in hours after school to salvage what the cornpickers missed, presenting two one-act plays, selling magazines and operating a concession stand at the football and basketball games have helped us boost our bank account.Junior Class ROW ONE: Ray Armstrong, Michael Bowers, Stephen Claggect, Patty Crum, Janice Crump, Norma Cru-sius, Ann Diener. ROW TWO: Ruth Dixon, James Evans, Robert Farnry, Harry Farrell, Bill Fever, Edward Finck, Joyce Finck. ROW THREE: Clyde Fisher, Ted Garey, Charles Gillespie, Benny Goss-meycr, Roberta Green, Carol Harris, Carol Kearney. ROW FOUR: Elma Kemp, Hazel Kinder, Kenneth Lewis, Jon Lindsey, Janet Lowder, Buddy Malcom, Barbara Mayne. JjL K ' A : vDonald McKinley Darlene Miller Marilyn Miller Larry Moritz Charlotte Morris Alfred Phillips Charles Pinkham Mary Punlce Ray Reeves Charles Roberts Dale Robinson Larry Roth Joanne Shepherd Joan Smith Shirley Stimpert Lois Stine Tommy Tipler Loren Vogel Tom Volz Robert Wallr Yvonne Weirman Shirley Welbes Clara Wilkey Bill Woos ley Ralph WilsonPresident - • • • Vice President Secretary - - - Treasurer • • • • Student Council Marilyn McHugh ■ Donald Hartter - - Robert Brown Verna Armstrong - - Dennis Stoller Sophomore Class Officers Next year we will be "upper classmen ! The Class of 1957 looks as if ic will be an up and coming one in the future years. Our members are very active in school functions and activities, and are always ready to ride the bus to basketball games. Such school spirit is always needed and appreciated.Sophomore Class ROW ONE: Harold Alford, Verna Armstrong, Jack Bagby, Charles Bell, John Benedict, Veryl Bernhardy, Bob Brown. ROW TWO: Dick Brown, Jackie Byrd, Mildred Byrd, Alberta Charlett, Robert Clements, Bill Colburn, John Dodson. ROW THREE: Clara Finck, Everett Fletcher, Carol Foreman, Blanche Geisel-man, Joyce Gil crson Janc Goetz, Bill Grubb. ROW FOUR: Mary Haas, Allen Harroun, Donald llartter, Joe Jenkins, Vi ginia Joking, Shirley Kendall, Fred Leenhouts. f-fSharon Lowdcr Thomas Mai com Marilyn Me Hug Bob McKinley Peggy Moritz Ruth Morris Virginia Morris Donald Moushon Dennis Parkhouse Doris Patton Betty Porter Bobby Pierce Kenneth Porzelius Pat Reinkensmeyer James Rice Marlene Rostetter Dorothy Shaffer Lois Stokes Dennis St oiler Tobien Tegard Jerry Vandegrafi Terry Vandegraft Barbara Wasson June Waters Dean Weber Catherine Wclbes Nancy WilkeyPresident - - - -Vice President -Secretary • • - -Treasurer - - - -Student Council ■ - • Larry Tiplcr Wesley McKinley ■ Randel Garrels • - - Dolly Sutton - - Jane Crusius Freshman Class Officers In September, we, the Class of 1958, entered the halls for the first time as high school students. Our members have attended school dances and taken part in band, chorus, F.H.A., F.F.A. and other organizations of the busy school life. We are well adapted to our new surroundings and are looking forward to the remaining three years at EHS.Freshman Class ROW ONE: Dorothy Armstrong, Kenneth Aucutt, Keith Blackmore, Barbara Busker, James Byrd, Ada Carman, Tom Colburn. ROW TWO: Robert Compton, Barbara Crump, Jane Crusius, Philip Crycr, Melvin Duncan, Sharon Duncan, Kay Edwards. ROW THREE: George Evans, Orval Evans, Mardelle Farney, Betty Fever, Bonnie Finck, Wallace Fricdly, Judy Furrow. ROW FOUR: Randel Garrels, Terry Geisel-man, Bette Gray, Janice Hall, Alice Hartman, Judy Heiple, Robert HollomanJerry Holsten Richard J or ding Larry Kendall Rachel Knepp Charles I.ampe Janet LaRochelle Bob McClure James McHugh William McKinley Wesley McKinley Carol Mohr Gordon Moot Virginia Mounce Gerald Moritz Judy Patton Sharon Phillips Yvonne Porter Dale Porth Glenn Rinkenberger Melvin Roth Bernard Shanks Karen Sprehe Everet Stine Roger Sturm Dolly Sutton Larry Tipler Sharon Tyson Frank Vogel Shirley Ward Tommy WestThe eighth graders have been successfully preparing for their hign school days. Led by President Joe Sutton, they raised their finances to an exceedingly high level. They have earned money by picking up corn and managing a concession stand at each home basketball game. So great have-their profits been, that they were able to donate $50 to CARE at Christmas. All work and no play can't be said of this class. They enjoyed a Christmas class party with games and refreshments. Eighth Grade Class President — Joe Sutton Vice-President — David Cleary Secretary - Gail Lewis, Elsie Dressier Treasurer — Angela Reeves TOP ROW: Larry Hinthorne, Kenneth Higgs Donald Malcolm, Gene Bailey, Gary Mays, Ronnie Compton, Wesley Waters, James Diener, Tom Pfister, Robert Bradle, Lee Porth, Raymond Valentine, Bill Childres, Jerrv Paternoga, John Malcolm. SECCND ROW: Roger LaRochelle, Joe Sutron, Tofcy Sparks, Ronnie Heiken, George Wilkey, Charles Williams, Richard Phillips, Elsie Dressier, Gloria Crusius, Sue Aucuct, Carol Smoots, Rhonda Smith, Angela Reeves, Karen Schneider, Gail Lewis. THIRD ROW: Vfc. Martin, Edward Stokes, David Cleary, Billy Kinder, John Tucker, Nancy Phillips, Mary Mosbach, Ruth Paternoga, Norma Stine, Myra Rippel, Saody Finck, Phyllis McGee, Elizabeth Waller, Barbara Edwards, Shirley Beck, Judy Hilger, Wanda Wilkey. FOURTH ROW: Leonard Stine, Fred Blanchard, Melvin Geiselman, David Goetz, Jerry Bagby, Mike Lee, Hershel McWilliams, Dale Fletcher, Joe Haas, Ronnie Mool, Billy Andrews, Jerry Dodson, Don Sutton, Sam Waller, Mrs. McGuire. BOTTOM ROW: Judy Lowder, Eva Wilkey, Audrey Mohr, Jane Gibbons, Sharon Patterson. Mary Patton, Bonnie Armstrong, Katherine Bigg , Sharlene Whiskers. 1 • u 'I M FIRST ROW: Coach Poling, J. Lindsey, M. Bowers, J. Brown, C. Radebaugh, E. Finclc, J. Wesscl, T. Volz, T. Garey, B. Alford, J. Crump, B. Pierce, Coach Roy. SECOND ROW: D. Weber, C. Roberts, W. Fogle, G. Moot, C. Gillespie, B. Colburn, V. Bernhardy, K. Lewis, Bob McKinley, C. Pinkham, D. Harder, A. Harroun, D. Parkhouse, R. Wilson. THIRD ROW: E. Fletcher, W. McKinley, D. Brown, B. McKinley, T. West, L. Tipler, E. Stine, J. McHugh, F. Leenhouts, H. Alford, P. Oyer, J. Dodson, R. Evans, T. Vandegraph, C. Lampe, J. Bagby, B. Brown. Football The Comets ended their season with a 5 2-2 record. In doing so, they tied for third place in the Midstate Conference. Poling’s Grid Stars scored 112 points to their opponents 94. They had an average of 12 points per game to the opponents 10.4. RECORD •El Paso . 13 Gridley . . . 13 El Paso . 6 Gardner . . . 0 •El Paso . 26 Flanagan. . . . •El Paso . .... 14 Cornell . . 0 •El Paso . Lexington . . . . . . 7 •El Paso . . . . . 0 Chenoa •El Paso . 6 Fairbury . . . . ... 19 •El Paso . .... 14 Minonk . . . 0 El Paso . . . . . 7 Eureka ... 7 Midstate Conference GamesLINEMEN’S SCORING CLUB Carl Radebaugh, Allen llarroun TACKLING CLUB Jon Lindsey, Mike Bowers, Jim Brown, CarJ Radebaugh, Ed Finck, Jerry Weasel, Ted Garey. Jim Crump, Walter Fogle, Don Hamer, Allen llarroun, Tom Volz BLOCKING CLUB Jon Lindsey, Mike Bowers, Jim Brown. Carl Radeh«..o»,Varsity In many respects the Comets had a successful season this year. They were able to break a long losing streak. The entire team showed excellent spirit throughout the season and gave each one of its opponents a good game. Most important of all they were able to gain the respect of their opponents and coaches by their aggressive play. The Comets had ten returning lettermen at the opening of the season, five of whom were seniors. Coach Poling, in his first year as high school basketball coach, was able to develop some reserves who were very valuable to the team. El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso VARSITY - - 33 F air bur v - -- -- --43 • - - 37 Gridley - - - - -- -53 --38 Cornell...........47 - - 58 Chenoa- - -- -- --62 - - 59 Eureka............70 - - 54 Minonk - -- -- -- -63 - - 40 Roanoke ------ 67 • - - 65 Gridley -------83 - - 54 Cornell -------56 - - 48 Flanagan ------ 59 - - 58 Metamora ------ 45 - - 42 Roanoke - -- -- -- 64 - - 62 Minonk - -- -- -- -52 - - 47 Denson- -- -- -- -48 - - 70 Fairbury - -- -- --83 - - 50 Lexington ------ 63 - . 57 Eureka - -- -- -- -72 • • 52 Flanagan ------ 74 - - 46 Chenoa - -- -- -- -74 - - 51 Lexington ------ 67 Minonk Tournament - - 54 Roanoke - -- -- --69 County Tournament • - 57 Roanoke - -- -- -- 77 BOTTOM ROY: Manager J. McKinley, J. Crump, M. Schneider, B. Farney, R. Rippel, J. Brown, Manager, D. Weber. TOP ROY: Coach Poling, J. Yilkey, B. Pierce, B. Colburn, B. Alford, K. Lewis, C. Pink-ham, D. Parkhou.se, Assistant Coach, E. Roy.BOTTOM ROW: B. McKinley, D. Parkhouse, D. Brown, L. Tipler, G. Mool. TOP ROW: Coach Poling, J. McHugh, B. Colbirn, H. Alford, B. Pierce, P. Cryer, R. Garre Is, Assistant Coach, E. Roy. This year che Junior Varsity enjoyed a very successful season as their record proves, and the games they lost were decided in the closing minutes. Many of these boys will see plenty of action on the varsity during the next three years promising a bright future for basketball at El Paso. Junior Varsity El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso El Paso JUNIOR VARSITY • - 56 Fairbury - -- -- --34 • - 53 Gridlcy- -- -- -- -45 - - 49 Cornell - -- -- -- -54 - - 50 Chenoa - -- -- -- -40 . - 40 Eureka - -- -- -- -47 • - 60 Minonk - -- -- -- -26 • - 56 Roanoke - -- -- --55 . - 55 Gridley- -- -- -- -52 ■•52 Cornell...........45 • - 81 Flanagan ------ 38 - - 48 Metamora ------ 28 • - 33 Roanoke - -- -- --50 • - 60 Minonk - -- -- -- - 29 - - 56 Benson - -- -- -- - 17 - - 45 Fairbury - -- -- --46 • - 41 Lexington ------ 52 ■ - 57 Eureka.............52 - - 52 Flanagan ------ 21 - - 38 Chenoa - -- -- -- -50 - - 48 Lexington ------ 35 ■“•aTrack Team TRACK SCHEDULE TOP ROW: B. Pierce, J. McHugh, R. Garrets, J. Wilkey, M. Schneider, B. Colburn, H. Alford. SECOND ROW: P. Cryer, C. Pinkham, J. Brown, C. Roberts, D. Jording, J. Jenkins, Coach Martin. BOTTOM ROW: F. Beckman, Manager; D. Parkhouse, 1. Crump, A. Harroun, E. Stine, J. Benedict, T. Malcom. NOT IN PICTURE: J. Lindsey, R. Alford, G. Moot. April 5 — Flanagan April 22 — Metampra April 26 — (Mid-State Meet) Chenoa May 5 — (Woodford County Meet) Metamora May 6 — (Gridley Relays) Gridley Baseball There are twelve lettermen returning to El Paso’s baseball team this year. With the experience that the Comets have gained over the past year, they hope that they can bring the Mid-State title to El Paso. The twelve lettermen on this year’s team are — TOP ROW: Gerald Wessel, Robert Farney, Lee Remmers, Riemond Rippel, James Crump and John Wilkey. BOTTOM ROW: Dale Robinson, Larry Moritz, Loren Vogel, James Brown, Michael Bowers, and Lawrence Scott. Mr. Poling will coach the team this year. The schedule for this season is as follows: April 21, Fairbury — There May 2, Lexington — There May 10, Minonk — Here May 12, Chenoa — Here May 26, Gridley — ThereBOTTOM ROW: M. Patton, W. Wilkcy, G. Lewis, A. Reeves. SECOND ROW: Manager J. Darner, R. I Roc he lie, B. Childress, C. Williams, B. Kinder, M. Lee, Manager J. Bagby. TOP ROW: Coach E. Heiken, G. Bailey, B. Bradle, W. Waters, R. Valentine, J. Pinkham. Heavyweight Team ti raso - - - - El Paso - - - - El Paso - - - - El Paso - - - - El Paso - - - - El Paso - - - - El Paso - - - -•El Paso - - - - HEAVYWEIGHT SCHEDULE Mi non k - - 14 E1 Paso Dana - -- -- -- -- 36 E1 Paso Germantown - - - - 22 E1 Paso Eureka ••--•---37 El Paso Chenoa - - -- -- -.35 El Paso ............. El Paso Goodfield.......16 "El Paso Benson - -- -- -- - 29 ••Sectional Tournament •County Tournament 35 St. Mary - -- -- --27 21 Minonk - -- -- -- - 30 21 Eureka - -- -- -- -32 16 Gridley - - -......33 17 Roanoke - -- -- -- 36 27 Congerville ----- 24 Lexington ------ COUNTY CHAMPS This year the Grade School Basketball Team had a season of eight wins and six losses. Coach Heiken s "Little Giants placed fourth in the Woodford County Tournament. Already they show excellent form and are promising material for future teams.Cheerleaders This peppy group was largely responsible for keeping school spirit and enthusiasm at a high peak throughout the football and basketball seasons. They were especially overjoyed to cheer the basketball team to victory after a two-year losing streak. To raise money, the cheerleaders sold home-made candy one noon and sponsored a scries of record dances after basketball games. They also raised our country s flag at the home basketball games. Two of the girls attended a cheerleading clinic last summer at I.S.N.U., which lasted one week. All but one of the girls attended a one-day cheerleading clinic at l.S.N.U. in the fall. Many new cheers and techniques were learned at the clinics. SEATED: Barbara Crump, Marilyn McHugh, Dolly Sutton, Tobein Tegard. STANDING: Cirol Kearney, Janice Crump, Dorothy Rarick, Charlotte Jones."Stormy Weather was the theme of this year’s homecoming which began Thursday night, October 14, with the traditional bonfire and snake dance. Friday afternoon the Homecoming Parade was held. Floats were entered by the freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior classes and the chorus. The eighth grade marched in the parade. The Senior Class had the winning float in the Homecoming Parade, consisting of King Comet on his throne "raining" over Lexington. F.1 Paso was victorious in their game with Lexington Friday night, winning 27 to 7. After the game the Homecoming Dance was held in the V. F. 1 Hall with Rudy James and his orchestra furnishing the music. HomecomingFIRST ROW: Dennis Stoller, Jane Crusius, Mary Seine, Secretary; Tom Volz, Treasurer; Larry Tipler. SECOND ROW: Mr. Good, Stephen Claggett, Bob Farney, Jerry Wessel, Vice-president; Carl Radabauch President. Student Council During Homecoming week the Student Council sponsored the snakedance on Thursday night, a parade on Friday afternoon, and the Homecoming dance after the game. They sponsored the twirp dance, entertained the Spanish Club with a chili supper, sent a Christmas news letter to the boys in service, and decorated the usual Christmas tree. They are also responsible for the presentation of the flag at each game. Assembly programs sponsored by the Council were the Wesleyan Appollo Quartet, a ventriloquist. Bob McElroy, a musical program by ISNU, and the honors day program. FILE 1 Lois Stine Carolyn McClure Mar del le Farncy Elma Kemp Janice Crump Marian Sc hertz •Joan Smith •Charlotte Jones FILE 2 Dennis Stoller Susan Holt Ruth Morris ••Betty Hartter •Norma Crusius Pat Boh lander Yvonne Weirman FILE 3 •Sandra Bernhardy Mignonette Alford Lois Stokes •Barbara Crump Stephen Claggett Elsie Dressier FILE 4 June Waters Donald Mool Kenneth Aucutt Tommy Pfister Frank Pfister Eugene Bailey Band Sue Aucutt FILE 6 Dorothy Rarick Bill Grubh Marva Lee Yeager Barbara Mayne John Pinkham Madeline Stine Shirley Stimpert Mary Haas FILE $ Joe Sutton Alberta Charlett Carolyn Wikenhauser Kayleen Bowman Bette Gray •Riemond Rippel Joan Potter Nancy Wilkey, Drum Major • •Band President •Band Officers NOT PICTURED Phyliss McGhee Tom Volz •Jerry Wcsscl Edward StokesPINAFORE, a Gilbert and Sullivan musical satire highlighted the year of choral activity. Given in late October, Miss Locke directed the production while Mrs. Frank Cleary accompanied. Shortly before Yuletide vacation the CHORUS presented the Christmas Concert in co-operation with the BAND. Later on they journeyed through the snows of February to Eureka to take part in the Woodford County Choral Festival. Several fine ensembles and soloists developed through the year. These took part in a formal concert which was given as the year drew to a close, climaxing a successful season in music. FIRST ROW: Miss Locke, J. Lowder, Y. Portei, B. Fever, M. McHugh, M. Stine, J. Dodson, D. Stoller, D. Hartter, D. Patton, J. Goetz, K. Edwards, K. Kearney, J. Cruo , E. Kemp. SECOND ROW: D. Miller, J. Patton. P. Crum, M. Punke, J. Lindsey, C. Bell, P. Cryer, D. Sutton, J. Furrow, M. Rostctter, M. Grubb. THIRD ROW: J. Shepherd, J. Crusifls, D. Krug, R. Dixon, J. Shanks, K. Higgs, W. Waters, C. Harris, J. Heiple, V. Mounce, B. Wasson, S. Ward, D. Rarick. FOURTH ROW: M. Lindsey, C. W'ilkey, J. LaRochelle, P. Reinkensmeyer, A. Phillips, B. McClure, J. Finck, C. Mohr, C. Welbes, J. Gibers on, D. Armstrong. FIFTH ROW: A. Carmen, V. Armstrong, L. E ichelbergcr, S. Duncan, T. Malcom, J. Benedict, R. Sturm, K. Blanchard, C. Foreman, B. Porter, K. Sprehe, R. Knepp, J. Hall. SIXTH ROW: B. Colburn, B. Alford, B. Hayse. " The Agriculture Department is still having a lot of fun. Field trips and parties mith the F.H.A. highlighted the year's activities. A new feature this fall was a barnwarming party for the F.H.A.; for initiation, all present had to crawl through a long winding tunnel made of straw bales. The straw tunnel was voted out for next year because of the work it caused in cleaning up the school next day. In shop the ag boys worked with the welders and most of them built hog sheds for wood projects. The Parent-Son Banquet put the final touches on the F.F.A.'s yearly activities. F.F.A. TOP ROW: Kenneth Porzelius, Dean Weber, Bob McClure, Veryl Bernhardy, Bill Colburn, Benny Gossmeyer, Robert Compton, Tom Tipler. SECOND ROW: Kenneth Aucutt, Don Moushon, Don Hamer, Larry Tipler. Charles Pinkham, Charles Lampe, Walter Fogle, Tom Colbian. THIRD ROW: Mr. Lee, Bob Brown, Bill McKinley, Dennis Parkhouse, Ralph Wilson, Dick Brown, Bill Woosley, Tom Malcom, Bob Holloman. BOTTOM ROW: Bob Clements, Sentinel; Bob McKinley, Reporter; James Crump, Secretary; Riemood Rippel, President; Marvin Schneider, Treasurer; Charles Roberts, Vice President.TOP ROW: C. Mohr, D. Shaffer, J. Giberson, D. Sengpiel, J. La Rochelle, J. Smith, J. Shanks, J. Potter, M. Grubb. E. Kemp, C. Jording, P. Remkensmeyer, Y. Weirman. SECOND ROW: D. Armstrong. D. Rarick. P. Bohlander, M. Schertz, M. Stine, R. Dixon, M Lindsey, S. Partner, B. Mayne, R. Morris, L. Stokes, B. Wasson, J. Waters. THIRD ROW': A. Charlett, S. W'elbes, R. Green, D. Sutton, J. Crusius, B. Crump, J. Heiple, B. Fever, J. Patton, J. Goetz, D. Patton, B. Porter. A. Armstrong. FOURTH ROW: Miss Ross, Advisor, J. Hall, S. Kendall. N. Crusius, M. Miller, D. Krug, H. Kinder, J. Shepherd, V. Armstrong, J. Furrow, J. Crump, M. Farney, M. Punke, C. Foreman, J. Byrd, L. Eichelberger. BOTTOM ROW: C. Jooes, Song Leader, P. Crum, Treasurer, C. McClure, Vice President, B. Hartter, President, P. Pinkham, Secretary, N. Wilkey, Parliament tarian, C. Harris, Historian, S. Stimpert, Repotter. The El Paso Chapter of the Future Homemakers of America under the guidance of Miss Ross, their leader, have enjoyed the activities of this club very much. Some of the activities were installation of officers, candle-making demonstration, swimming party for F.F.A., serving the banquet for F.F. A. sectional meeting, formal initiation, and Valentine’s dance and parent’s night co-sponsored with F.F.A.Mr. Brown, Betty Hamer, Secretary; Stephen Claggett, Mary Stine, President; Joan Smith, Vice President Norma Crusius, Treasurer; Hildred Porth. El Circuit) Esponol was organized for the year on September 14. The members first drew up a constitution and bylaws. Then on November 12, the Spanish Club sponsored an all-school movie, "Message To Garcia . With the donations collected the club sent four CARE packages to needy Korean families. This accomplished one of the purposes of the club--to foster good will among nations by giving charitable assistance to needy people of other nations. On January 2V, 1955, the group went to Chicago and ate a Spanish meal in the Spanish restaurant Mexico Lindo.G.A.A. The purposes of the Girls Athletic Association are to provide an opportunity for developing skills in various sports, to encourage good sportsmanship, and to leam to enjoy an interesting social life. The G.A.A. sponsored noon games in basketball, volleyball, speedball and baseball. Many members enjoyed bowling after school. In March the girls presented a banquet in honor of the 1954-1955 basketball team. Other highlights of the year were a 12-mile hike, an initiation party, a swimming party and a record dance held after the Cornell basketball game. TOP ROW': Sharon Tyson, Virginia Mounce, Mary Seine, Dorothy Rarick, Betty Hartter, Joyce Finck, Janet LaRochelle, Joan Smith, Jeanne Shanks, Joan Potter, Elma Kemp, Shirley Kendall, Yvonne Weirman, Shirley Stirapert, Carol Harris, Sandra Kay Bernhardy. SECOND ROW: Alice Hartmann, Yvonne Porter, Peggy Pinkham, Marian Schertz, Madeline Stine, Mary Sue Punke, Ruth Ann Dixon, Mary Lindsey, Barbara Mayne, Charlotte Jones, Nancy Wilkey, Barbara Wasson, Ruth Ann Moms, Clara Wilkey, Janet Lowder, Orlyne Franke. THIRD ROW: Alberta Charlett, Shirley Welbes, Sharon Phillips, Dolly Sutton, Jane Crusius, Barbara Crump, Judy Heiple, Betty Fever, Karen Sprehe, Ann Diener, Jane Goetz. Doris Pfcttoo, Betty Porter, Lois Stokes, June Waters, Carol Foreman. FOURTH ROW: Marlene Rostetter, Kay Edwards, Carolyn McClure, Marilyn Miller, Dorothy Krug, Pat Crum, Hazel Kinder, Verna Armstrong, Judy Furrow, Mardelle Farney, Rachel Knepp, Judy Patton, Kay Kearney, Mary Haas, Carol Kearney, Ada Carman. BOTTOM ROW: Miss Hiserodt, Sharon Duncan, Bette Gray, Jackie Byrd, Peggy Moritz, Norma Crusius, Secretary, Joanne Shepherd, Ik ? 51 "’ PM Bohlandcr’ Pre»« ent, J ice Crump, Vice President, Lois Stine, Sports Manager, Dorothy Office Girls If you were to enter the office sometime during the day, you usually would be greeted by the friendly smile of the office girl. A person of many talents, the office girl is usually busy answering the phone, or typing, or looking for Mr. Claggett. However, when she is not occupied in one of these capacities, she is always there to tell you that the scissors are already in use or that the Scotch tape supply is running low. Lo “e; Stine DOr°,hy RariCk’ Be"y Pinkh-- Ann Diene,Ruth Dixon, Lois Stine, Ann Diener, Jerry Short, Sandra Bernhardy, Orlyne Franke, Alberta Armstrong, Marilyi Miller, Hazel Kinder, and Mr. Good, Librarian. Librarians Our librarians, during the first semester, issued 1973 books, collected $10.25 in fines, and assisted in various other duties of the library such as helping students find the right books and materials and helping keep various vital records of the library. Since May, 1954, 194 volumes--both fiction and non-fiction •• have been added to our library, almost completely filling our present shelving space. These new books were very much needed, especially the reference books, which included The World Book Encyclopedic, Encyclopedic Americano and the Dictionary of American Biography.Tommy - - - Dickie Martin Delacroix - • Hutchison- Mrs. Dunbar Mrs. Watson The Lottery - - - Bill Woosley Miss Bessom..................Shirley Stimpert Benny Gossmeyer Jack fiikins.....................Loren Vogel Larry Roth old Man Warner...............Michael Bowers kfenneth Lewis Belva Summers ......................... Janet Lowder Charles Gillespie joe Summers...............................Jon Lindsey - Mary Sue Punke Tessie Hutchison........................Carol Kearney - - - Hazel Kinder VILLAGERS: Elma Kemp, Joan Smith, Patty Crum, Lois Stine, Darlene Miller, Barbara Mayne, Yvonne Weirman, Dale Robinson, Ed Finck, Don McKinley. CHILDREN: Jane Shuman, Bob Rist, Kathy Ripple, Mickey Rist Junior Plays Antic Ginger - -- -- -- -- Robert............. Gwendolyn.......... Sam................ Blossom - -- -- -- - Elbert............. R. Warner Brown- - -Clara Wilkey....... Spring ........Janice Crump ...........Tom Volz ------ Site rill Peters -----Charles Pinkham ------- - Ann Diener ......... Ray Reeves ............. Director ......Student DirectorH.M.S. Pinafore f J Pinafore, in typical Gilbert and Sullivan style, is a humorous satire on British class life. Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty, desires to wed Josephine, the daughter of Captain Corcoran. However, this could never be, for she is already secretly in love with Ralph, a common sailor on board the Pinafore. A moonlight elopement is planned, but Dick Deadcye reveals the plot to the Captain who catches them as they attempt to steal away. Ralph is put in irons, but at this moment. Buttercup unveils a dark secret. When Corcoran and Ralph were infants, she fostered them. They were mixed up - - thus making Corcoran, Ralph, and Ralph, the Captain. Naturally, Sir Joseph could never marry Josephine, now, so he resigns himself to his cousin Hebe (she is a size forty-four). Ralph may now marry Josephine, and Corcoran consoles himself with Buttercup. The highlight of the choral year. Pinafore was a production to be long remembered. Bill Colburn in the role of Sir Joseph, Jane Crusius as Josephine, Bob Mayse as the Captain. Phil Cryer as Ralph, Joanne Shepherd as Buttercup and Jon Lindsey as Deadeye, as well as the vast number of Sailors, Cousins and Chorus members, all pulled together to make Pinafora a success.How To Propose CAST: Director, R. Warner Brown; The Lecturer, Robert Hayse; George, lim Brown; The Cave Man, Marvin Schneider; The Cave Woman, Pat Bohlander; Sir Montmorency, Carl Radebaugh; Lady Ermintrude, Orlyne Franke; Miss Vera Butts, Betty Hartter; Mr. Butts, Bill Colburn; Mr. McBean, Ray Reeves; Butch, Dennis Stoller; Cookie, Charlotte Jones; Linda Van Court land, Carol Kearney; Kent Van Porter, III, John Shuman; Elaine Popkins, Peggy Pinkham. Members of the speech class and six other E.H.S. students presented the first performance of the one-act contest play "How to Propose" at the County Speech Festival, held February 17 at the El Paso High School. The first competitive performance will be at the District Contest at Pekin on March 5. If the play is rated among the top three, it will proceed to the Sectional Contest scheduled at Galesburg on March 26 If successful there, it will proceed to the state. Other participants in the Dramatic Contests are: Betty Hartter Verse Reading Carol Kearney Dramatic Reading Carl Radebaugh Radio SpeakingCometeer Staff Editor ---------------------------- Assistant Editor, Foreword, Special Events - - - -Business Managers ------------------- Snapshots ------------------------- Faculty -----------......... Seniors --------------------------- Underclassmen ---------------------- Student Council - -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -Eighth Grade ----------------------- Staff.............................. Homecoming - -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -Band ----------------------------- Music Contestants ---------- - - -- -- -- -- Chorus, Operetta, Administration, Division Pages Office Girls, Junior Play, Drama and Speech - - -Librarians ------------------------- F.F.A. ............................ F.H.A. ............................ Spanish Club - -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- - Sports ------...................... Cheerleaders, G.A.A. ------------------ Baby Pictures - -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --Honors - -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -Prophecy - -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- - Will .............................. New School ------------------------ Calendar -------------------------- Typists ........................... Sponsor ........ Advisor --------------------------- ..................... . Robert Hay sc ..................... Peggy Pinkham - - . -Carl Radebaugh, Betty Hartter, Tom Volz Fred Beckman, Charlotte Jones, Pat Bohlander ............. Dorothy Rarick, Mary Stine .......... Peggy Pinkham, Madeline Stine ........... Mary Lindsey, Dorothy Krug ....................... joan Potter ..................... Carol Kearney ............................ Carol J or ding . .......................... Shirley Stimpert ............................ Marian Sc hertz ................. Marian Sc hertz, Charlotte Jones ..........-..................Robert Hayse ............................ Orlyne Franke .......................... Alberta Armstrong ................... Marvin Schneider, Jim Crump Jeanne Shanks ............................. Betty Hartter .......... -Jerry Wessel, Jim Brown, Riemond Rippel ................. pat Bohlander, Charlotte Jones ........................... Charlotte Jooes ............................... J oan Smith ............... - Carl Radebaugh, Carolyn McClure Marian Schertz, Mary Stine, Lee Remmers, Lawrence Scott ....................... John Shuman, Mr. Tate ..................... jerry Short, Hildred Porth .....Dixie Sengpiel, Shirley Partner, Sandra Bernhardy ......................... Miss Isabel Nessel ............................Mr. R. W. BrownCalendar Of Events - 1954 - 55 AUGUST 23—27 Registration. 30 Faculty meeting. 31 First day of school. We looked over new faculty members. SEPTEMBER 9 10 10 14 15 17 22 24 28 OCTOBER 1 7 8 11-13 14 15 18 22 25 28 29 30 NOVEMBER 5 8-12 10 12 13 15 15-16 18-19 23-24 25-26 30 DECEMBER 1 3 10 11 14 16 17 22 23 Class meeting for election of officers. Seniors selected Robert Hayse as Cometeer Editor. Student Council organization meeting. Cometeer Staff Meeting. Photographer arrived to take our identification pictures. Pep Meeting on football field — tied Gridley 13—13 with Jon Lindsey carrying the ball. Senior class meeting — selected Hawkins Studio for senior pictures. Pep meeting in auditorium. Beat Gardner — Jim Crump carried the ball. Signed contract for Cometeer. Pep meeting on football field. Beat Flanagan. First six weeks exams. Annual Board—Faculty meeting. They had dinner at Lutheran Hall. Played Cornell. I.E.A. at Peoria which meant no school for us. Senior pictures taken at Hawktns Bonfire-pep meeting. Homecoming parade with rain and sleet. Beat Lexington. Prize winners of parade — seniors won and the chorus came in second. Identification pictures arrived. Beaten by Chenoa in worst upset of season. Kiwanis banquet for teachers. Played Flanagan. F.F.A. Leadership School — F.H.A. served banauet to 150 people. Played Fairbury. Chorus operetta — H.M.S. PINAFORE. A very big success! Twirp dance with Rhythm Kings providing music and the girls paying the way. National Education Week. Armistice Day — no school. Spanish Club sponsored movie "Message to Garcia. Money collected was used for CARE gifts. Tied Eureka. County Career Day at Metamora (Mr. Brown had coffee while students and bus driver fretted.) Juniors and Seniors write Illinois State Tests. Junior one-act plays. "The Lottery and "Antic Spring. Second six weeks exams. Thanksgiving vacation. First basketball game — played Fairbury. F.H.A. — F.h.A. Barnwarming Party — (Straw). Queen — Betty Hartter. Attendants Pat Bohlander, Dorothy Rarick, Charlotte Jones, Jane Crusius and Barbara Crump. Played Gridley. Played Chenoa. Played Eureka. Played Minonk. Band—Chorus Concert. Student Council meeting and Senior Class meeting — busy day. Played Roanoke. Christmas Movie "Monkey Business. Last day of school in 1954. Band Christmas Party at V.F.W. Hall.JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL MAY 3 First day of school in 1955• 4 Played Gridley. 5 Appollo quartet from Wesleyan got us out of first hour. Group photos taken for Cometeer. 6—7 Orders taken for Cometeer. 7 Played Cornell. 11 Played Flanagan. 13— 14 Semester Exams. 15 Played Metamora and won our first basketball game. 18 Played Roanoke. 19 Preferential balloting for SAR and DAR. Carl Radebaugh and Charlotte Jones were given these awards. 21 Played Minonk. 24 Start of Woodford County Tournament at Roanoke. 1 Played Benson. 4 Played Fairbury. 8 F.H.A. swimming party. 10 County Choral Festival at Eureka postponed because of bad snow storm. 11 Played Lexington. 12 Played Eureka. 14— 18 Collected for Cometeer. 15 Teachers Workshop in afternoon — had school in the morning. 17 County Dramatics Festival here. Our one-act comedy, "How To Propose." 18 Played Flanagan. 19 Valentine Dance sponsored by F.H.A. and F.F.A. 22 Played Chenoa. 23 Choral Festival at Eureka. 24 Winter Band Concert. 25 Fourth six weeks exams. Played Lexington. 4 Regional basketball tournament. 5 District Speech Contest. 7 No school — teachers’ institute at Eureka. 8 County Band Festival at Eureka. 12 District Solo and Ensemble Music Contest. 16 State basketball tournament. 26 Sectional Speech Contest. 1 District Music Contest. 7 Fifth six weeks exams. 8 Good Friday — no school. 11—12 Easter Vacation. 13 Back to school. 15— 16 State Final Speech Contest. 29—30 State Final Music Contest. 5 County Track Meet. 5—6 Senior Class Play. 10 F.F.A. — F.H.A. Parents’ Night. 13 Spring Choral Concert. 14 District Track Meet and Prom. 26—27 Semester exams for unlucky underclassmen. 27 Seniors Big Day - COMMENCEMENT. 0 Or TT V Fourth Annual Band Christmas Party at V.F.W. Building December 23, 1954. Vuletide in the hall. Good times together! F.F.A.— F.H.A. First Annual Barn Warming Sweetheart and her attenda nts. Valentine Dance sponsors.The voters of El Paso Community Unit have approved the construction of a new building to be built on the present athletic field just west of the present high school building. The amount of the bond issue was $395,000 and the bonds have been sold at a rate of 1.95%. The Board of Education has purchased 25 acres just north of the high school, seeded and graded twelve acres of it, and plan to have it lighted so that football games will be played there in the fall of 1955. The new building will contain 14 grade school classrooms, a kitchen, dining room, toilets, office, playroom, ag shop, and ag classroom. The building will extend 175 feet east and west and 375 feet north and south. It is planned that after Jefferson Park school has been filled each year with primary students, that the rest of the elementary school students attending in El Paso will be in the new building. McKinley school will be abandoned. The new building will have wooden lockers in the corridor with a locker for each student. There will be a work space, hot and cold water, and a drinking fountain in each classroom. The present kitchen equipment will be moved to the new kitchen and other equipment added. There will be a loading dock from which a door opens directly into the kitchen. Under all the outside windows, there will be enameled sections rather than masonry. The building will be brick and of one story construction. The ag section will be so constructed that it can be independent from the rest of the building. Also a large metal gate will close off the kitchen and dining room from the rest of the building. The building is so constructed that further expansion could be done in the future with a minimum of expense and inconvenience. Heating, electrical lines, water mains, and sewers are of sufficient capacity to accomodate sizable additions. Outside walls are so constructed that additions can be made at several points. The elementary school students will play west and north of the new building, and the building will be between them and the high school building. The ag shop will have a large entrance for farm equipment. It is planned that the building will be in full use by September 1956.The Seniors, as they once looked. 1. J. Shuman; 2. P. Bohlander; 3» C. McClure; 4. J. Potter; 5 M. Schertz; 6. J. Shanks; 7. M. Schneider; 8. M. Grubb; 9. S. Bernhardy; 10. B. Hartter; 11. J. Vessel; 12. D. Sengpiel; 13. A. Armstrong; 14. J. Short; 15. B. Alford; 16. P. Pinkham; 17. Mary Stine; 18. D. Rarick; 19. J. Brown; 20. M. Stine; 21. C. Jones; 22. F. Beckman; 23 M. Lindsey; 24. C. Jording; 25 D. Krug; 26. S. Partner; 27. J. Gump; 28. W. Fogle; 29. O. Franke; 30. C. Radebaugh; 31- R. Rippel; 32. L. Eichelberger.a-2vt in a si -r . „ V i X it .' k.'’

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