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THE 1966 COMETEER PUBLISHED BY THE SENIOR CLASS OF EL PASO HIGH SCHOOL EL PASO, ILLINOISThe 1965 Cometeer Staff EDITORS: Laura Patterson, Larry Harrawood JUNIOR EDITORS: Susan Krug, Dennis Grube BUSINESS MANAGER: Barbara Kingdon PHOTOGRAPHER: Linda Talbert REPORTERS ADMINISTRATION: Gail Moreland, Mary Bradle, Ann Kearney SENIORS: Gary Harp, Debbie Arends, Carol Mool CLASS WILL: Mary Scott, Avis Schultz PROPHECY: Nancy Punke, Charles Wikenhauser, Myra Duffy, Patsy Edwards UNDERCLASSMEN: Ellen Armstrong, Pat Janssen, Maureen Duffy SPORTS: Tom Harvey, Les Kaufman CHEERLEADING: Carol Mool, Marjorie Pinkham ORGANIZATIONS: Jon Crusius, Carolyn Harper, Mike Scheer MUSIC: Dennis McMillan, Meriam Summy, Maureen Duffy HOMECOMING: Vickie Armstrong, Marjorie Pinkham SNAPSHOTS: Jennifer Lindsey, Evelyn Armstrong, Ruth Armstrong BABY PICTURES: Allene Van Scyoc, Alice Barker, Barbara Hershe END-OF-YEAR ACTIVITIES: Cheryl Brunson, Karen Hunsinger, Kay Ingerski SOPHOMORE CLASS REPORTER: Curt Knepp FRESHMAN CLASS REPORTER: Michael Lemon Staff members greatly appreciate the leadership and help of the 1965 Cometeer editors, Laura and Larry. 2Superintendent WALTER M. CLACCETT James Millikin University, A.B. University of Illinois, M.A. George Washington University Board of Education SEATED--LEFT TO RIGHT--Kenneth Crusius (Pres.), Gene Wilkey (Sec.), Dwain Mool. STANDING--Arthur Grube, Lawrence Guard, Gilbert Kaufman, Melvin Moreland. Principal WILLIAM A. McNEALY Illinois State University, B.S. University of Illinois, M.S. 4Faculty WOODY BURNELL Social Science Aurora College, B.A. Pet Expression: "Rebound" MRS. MARGARET DRESSLER English, Librarian 111. State, B.E. M.S. Pet Expression: "Are there any questions?" MICHAEL GROSE English 111. State, B.S. Pet Expression: "Merciful Heavens!" MRS. MARGARET M. HANKEY Business Education Clark College, B.A. Pet Expression: "Who would like to type a stencil? JOHN HELM Physical Education Millikin Univ., B.S. Pet Expression: "Automatic Basket!" DON JENKINS Agriculture Univ. of 111., B.S. Pet Expression: "Class Dismissed" ROBERT JOHNSON Biology, Driver's Ed. Eastern 111., B.S. 111. State, M.S. Pet Expression: "Let's go!" 5KARMY J. KAYS Mathematics Western 111. Univ., B.S. Colorado State College of Ed., M.A. Pet Expression: "A picture is worth 10,000 words." CARLIER J. LAUER Foreign Language Univ. of Wisconsin Pet Expression: "All right, people." MRS. BESS MAYNE Mathematics Northwestern Univ., B.S. Pet Expression: "It's the way of the world." H. E. RECKLING Industrial Arts Eastern 111., B.Ed. Indiana Univ., M.S. Pet Expression: "Think" MRS. RETA RINKENBERCER English, Speech 111. State, B.S. Pet Expression: "Puff Balls" MRS. RUTH JEAN RODGERS Physical Education 111. Wesleyan, B.A. Pet Expression: "Ok people, let's ELDO ROY Science Oakland City College, A.B. Pet Expression: "People, do you see that?" JAMES E. SEIDEL Vocal Music 111. Wesleyan, B.M.E. Pet Expression: "Don't rush it." 6THOMAS L. SWAIN Instrumental Music 111. Wesleyan, B.M.E. Pet Expression: "Results not excuses." JOHN R. TALBOT Guidance 111. Wesleyan, B.S. Pet Expression: "Yes, but ..." MISS ALTA KAY ZBINDEN Home Economics 111. State, B.S. Pet Expression: "What's New" MRS. NORMA SCHULER, R.N. School Nurse MRS. JOSEPHINE MORRIS Secretary to Superintendent MRS. LORETTA TIPLER Secretary to Principal JAMES NANCE Student teacher Mathematics 111. State University MISS PATRICIA CLUTTS Student teacher Mathematics 111. State University 7Bus Drivers Left: Frank Jones, Roger Benson, Gorden Crawford, Left: Larry Kline, Glenn Burroughs, Floyd Lock. Harold Schlink. Left: Leo Finck, William Armstrong. Not Pictured: Robert Prior, Terry Geiselman (Sub.), Leon Aylward (Sub.) Cooks Janitors Left: Theresea Volz, Nell Hicks, Sena Crump, Louise Bell, Edith Harris. Not Pictured: Rose Ball, Bernice Roth. 8 Left: Gene Phillis, Charles Arbuckle.SeniorsDebbie Ann Arends "Cute, petite, and oh so sweet; this girl is hard to beat!" F.H.A. 1,2,3,4, 2 Vice Pres. 4; A.F.S. 4; C.A.A. 3,4; Sp. Club 2,3,4; Annual Staff 4; Class Treas. 4; Pep Club 1,2. Ambition: College ■ Evelyn Neola Armstrong "Silence is the mother of truth. Say little, but think a lot." F.H.A. 1,2,3,4; C.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Chorus 1,2; Sr. Play 4; Annual Staff 4; Pep Club 1,2. Ambition: Business Career Ellen Sue Armstrong "Soft of speech and sweet smile, full of fun all the while." F.H.A. 1,2,3,4; C.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Sr. Play 4; Annual Staff 4. Ambition: To be a success Vickie Lynne Armstrong "She does all things well." Nat'l Hon. Soc. 2,3,4; March. Band 1,2,3,4; Pep Club 1; G.A.A. 1,2,3,4, Pres. 4; Sp. Club 1,2,3,4; Fr. Club 2,3,4; Chorus 1; Jr. Play 3; Sr. Play 4; Annual Staff 4; Class Sec. 2; Class Treas. 3; Homecoming Attend. 1; Girls State 3. Ambition: College Ruth Ann Armstrong "A girl who's new in town, and never wears a frown." Transfer: Adams-Friendship High School; F.H.A. 4; G.A.A. 4; Lib. Club 4; Annual Staff 4. Ambition: Business Career John Monroe Ballard "I find mischief--easy to get into and hard to get out of." Sp. Club 1. Ambition: ElectronicsAlice Marie Barker "A true friend to everyone." F.H.A. 1,2,3,4; Sr. Play 4; Annual Staff 4; Pep Club 1,2. Ambition: Housewife David Allan Carrithers "The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it." A.F.S. 1,2,3,4, Sec. 3, Vice Pres. 4; Basketball 1,2,3; Chorus 1,2; Jr. Play 3. Ambition: College Joseph H. Breach "It's better to be small and shine than to be big and cast shadows." Ambition: Success in life Mary Kathryn Bradle "What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?" F.H.A 1,2,3,4, Sec. 4, Nat'l Hon. Soc. 3,4; Marching, Concert Band 1,2,3,4, Treas. 2; Chorus 1; Jr. Play 3; Annual Staff 4; Homecoming Attend. 2,4; Class Sec. 3; Pep Club 1,2; Snowball Queen 4. Ambition: Business Career Alan Lee Cline "Don’t let my innocent looks fool you." F.F.A. 3,4; Baseball 3. Ambition: Farmer Cheryl Lynn Brunson "She wins the heart of all she knows." A.F.S. 4; St. Co. 4; Pep Club 1,2; G.A.A. 1,3,4, Sec. 4; Chorus 1,2; Lib. Club 2,3, Sec. 3; Jr. Play 3, Sr. Play 4; Annual Staff 4; Solo 2, Choir 2. Ambition: College 11Jon Lowell Crusius "Some say he's bashful, others doubt it." F.F.A. 1,2,3,4, Pres. 4; A.F.S. 3,4; St. Co. 3; Marching, Concert Band 1,2,3; Basketball 1,2, 3,4; Key Club 2,3,4, Sec. 3; Jr. Play 3; Sr. Play 4; Annual Staff 4. Ambition: Farmer Roger Lynn Evans "I'm a little live-wire, but I've never shocked anybody YET!" Wrestling 3,4; Football 1,2,3,4; Track 1,2,3; Basketball 1,2; Baseball 1; "E" club 3,4, Pres. 4; Class Vice Pres. 4. Ambition: Military Steven Worth Constant "There is no other purgatory than a girl." Baseball 1. Ambition: Aeronautical Technician Maureen Elaine Duffy "A quiet classmate, but quite a girl." F.H.A. 1,2 ,3,4, Vice Pres. 3; Marching, Concert Band 1,2,3,4, Pres. 4; Sp. Club 1,2,3,4; Chorus 1,2,3; Lib. Club 2,3; Annual Staff 4. Ambition: Special Education Teacher 1 - Dennis Allan Faulk "I am not overly fond of resisting temptation." Marching, Concert Band 1,2,3; Basketball 1; Fr. Club 2,3,4; Dance Band 3,4. Ambition: Engineering James Warren Everett "Men come and go, buy Chevies never die." Marching, Concert Band 1,2; Sr. Play 4. Ambition: Air ForceGary Cookson Harp "A well rounded boy--who's been around." Nat'l Hon. Soc. 2,3,4; St. Co. 1,2,3,4; Wrestling 2,3,4, 1st Place Inv. Tourn. 4; Football 1,2,3,4; Track 1,2,3,4; Key Club 2,3,4; "E" Club 2,3,4; Sp. Club 1,2,3,4; Jr. Play 3; Sr. Play 4; Annual Staff 4; St. Co. Con. St. 3, Dist. 1,2,4; St. Key Club Con. 3,4; Nat'l Ath. Hon. Soc. 3,4. Ambition: To find a true existance. College Carolyn Sue Harper "I'll dance my life away." Marching Band 3,4; G.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Chorus 1; Lib. Club 2,3; Jr. Play 3; Newspaper 1,2. Ambition: College Patricia Jean Greenwood "Ban a girl from laughing? It's impossible." F.H.A. 1,2; Marching, Concert Band 1,2,3; G.A.A. 1,3,4; Chorus 1,2; Lib. Club 2,3; Annual Staff 4. Ambition: Business Career Barbara Ann Hershe "She who has lived quietly and obscurly has lived well." F.H.A. 1,2,3,4; Sr. Play 4; Annual Staff 4. Ambition: To work, travel Larry Harrawood "Who loves not wine, woman, and song, remains a fool his whole life long." Football 2; Track 4; Jr. Play 3; Sr. Play 4; Annual Staff 4, Ed. Ambition: Electronics Thomas Allen Harvey "I am the greatest! ! !" Marching, Concert Band 1,2, 3,4; Football 1,2,3,4; Track 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Baseball 1,2,3,4; Key Club 2,3,4; "E" Club 1,2,3,4; Sp. Club 1,2,3,4; Jr. Play 3; Sr. Play 4; Annual Staff 4; All-conf. 3,4, M.V.P. 3,4; Nat'l Key Club Con. 3; S.A.R.; Snowball King. Ambition: Teacher, coachHarry Lawrence Hinthome "If you are early to bed and early to rise, you'll miss the best part of the day." Wrestling 1,2,4; Baseball 4; "E Club 1,2,3,4. Ambition: ? Karen Jane Hunsinger "If she can't find anything to laugh about, she'll just giggle." F.H.A. 1,2,3,4; G.A.A. 1,3,4, Treas. 4; Sp. Club 2,3,4; Chorus 1,2; Lib. Club 3,4; Jr. Play 3; Sr. Play 4; Annual Staff 4; Pep Club 1,2. Ambition: Bookkeeper Eugene Dale Hostetler "I'm not bashful--just well trained." F.F.A. 1,2,3,4, Treas. 3, Sec. 4; Baseball 1,2,3,4; Key Club 2,3; Chorus 1. Ambition: College, farming Elizabeth Kay Ingerski "Life offers a lot of fun and I intend to have my share of it!" A.F.S. 4; Nat'l Hon. Soc. 2,3,4; St. Co. 2; Marching Band 3,4; Cheerleading J.V. 1, Var. 2; G.A.A. 1,2,3,4, Vice Pres. 4; Sp. Club 1,2,3,4; Fr. Club 3,4; Chorus 1,2; Lib. Club 2,3, Pres. 3; Jr. Play 3; Sr. Play 4; Annual Staff 4; Class Sec. 1; Pep Club 1,2; Newspaper 1,2. Ambition: Psychology Patricia Jean Janssen "Sunlight shines through her eyes." F.H.A. 1,2,3,4; G.A.A. 1,2; Spanish Club 2,3,4; Chorus 1; Sr. Play 4; Annual Staff 4. Ambition: Art teacher Fred R. Hunt "Just give me time, I will be great someday." Football 1. Ambition: College 14William Bryan Jeffreys "A little mischief now and then is relished by the best of men." St. Co. 1; Football 1,2; Track 2; Basketball 1,2,3; Key Club 4; Fr. Club 2,3,4, Treas. 2; Sr. Play 4; Class Pres. 1,3,4; Vice Pres. 2. Ambition: College Michael Alfred Krieg "I was once caught studying, and I never lived it down." F.F.A. 4; A.F.S. 2. Ambition: Trade School Barbara Jane Kingdon "People don't do such things, do they??" F.F.A. 1,2,3,4, Treas. 4; G.A.A-1,2,3,4; Chorus 1; Lib. Club 2,3; Annual Staff 4. Ambition: Secretary Helen Ann Kearney "Nice and neat and very sweet." G.A.A. 3,4; Sp. Club 3,4; Lib. Club 3; Annual Staff 4. Ambition: Fashion Buyer Leslie Earl Kaufman "If at first you don't succeed, forget it." F.F.A. 1,2,3,4; Wrestling 2; Annual Staff 4. Ambition: Farmer Edith Larsen "Custom is the law of fools." Exchange Student from Denmark. Sp. Club 4, Pres. 4; Fr, Club 4; Chorus 4. Ambition: Foreign ServiceKathleen Ann Martin "In the midst of mischief, she'll be there." F.H.A. 1; G.A.A. 1; Fr. Club 2; Lib. Club 2,3. Ambition: Beauty College Richard James McWilliams "Happy go lucky, always free; nothing exists that bothers me." Track 3,4; Basketball 1,3, Mgr.; "E" Club 4; Annual Staff 4. Ambition: Mechanic Jennifer Rose Lindsey "Her aim is not just to keep up --but to surpass." G.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Sp. Club 1,2,3,4; Chorus 1; Lib. Club 2,3; Jr. Play 3; Sr. Play 4; Annual Staff 4; Pep Club 1,2. Ambition: College, teacher Dennis Robert McMillan "Failure just isn't in my line." Concert, Marching Band 1,2,3; Dance Band 1,2, Ensembles 1,2,3; Football 2; Basketball 1,2,3; Baseball 1,2; Key Club 2,3,4, Pres. 4; Sp. Club 1,2,3,4; Jr. Play 3; Sr. Play 4; Annual Staff 4; Boys State 3; Delegate Key Club Con. Peoria, New York 3. Ambition: College, Business Gail Ann Moreland "Knowledge is power." Nat'l Hon. So. 3,4; Marching, Concert Band 1,2,3, Vice Pres. 3; G.A.A. 1,2,3; Sp. Club 1,2,3,4; Fr. Club 2,3,4; Chorus 1,2; Lib. 2,3; Jr. Play 3; Sr. Play 4; Annual Staff 4; Pep Club 1,2. Ambition: Public Service Carol Jean Mool "A live-wire that crackles with mischief." Nat'l Hon. Soc. 2,3,4; Marching, Concert Band 1,2,3; Sp. Club 1,2,3,4; Fr. Club 2,3,4; Jr. Play 3; Sr. Play 4; Annual Staff 4; Honor Student Foreign Language 1965; Chorus 1,2,4; Pep Club 1,2; Vais. 2,3,4. Ambition: Business CareerMarjorie Sue Pinkham "Generally speaking, she's generally speaking." Nat'l Hon. So. 2,3,4; Class Sec. 4; Cheerleading J.V. 1, Var. 2,3,4; Fr. Club 2,3,4, Pres. 2; Chorus 1; Lib. Club 2; Jr. Play 3; Sr. Play 4; Annual Staff 4; Pep Club 1,2. Ambition: Math teacher Laura Marie Patterson "She's short and she's wise; she's a terror for her size." A.F.S. 2,3,4; Nat'l Hon. So. 3,4; Pep Club 1,2; G.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Sp. Club 1,2,3,4; Chorus 1,2; Lib. Club 2,3; Sr. Play 4; Annual Staff 3,4, Editor 4; Essay Contest Winner 1. Ambition: College Michael Alan Scheer "Make much of me, good men are scarce." F.F.A. 1,2,3,4; A.F.S. 1,2,3,4; Pres. 4; Wrestling 1,2; Marching, Concert Band 1,2,3; Sp. Club 1,2, Jr. Play 3; Sr. Play 4; Annual Staff 4. Ambition: Agriculture Robert Eugene Rebbec "A leader of men, a follower of women." Sp. Club 3,4; Jr. Play 3; Sr. Play 4; Annual Staff 4. Ambition: College, Businessman Douglas Val Quiram "Thing come easy to an easy going guy." St. Co. 1,2,3,4; Football 3,4; Track 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1,2, 3,4; Key Club 3,4; "E" Club 1,2,3,4; Sp. Club 1,2,3,4; Jr. Play 3; Sr. Play 4. Ambition: To be a success Diane Marie Robenstein "Pretty eyes and pretty ways." F.H.A. 1,2,3,4; Sec. 3, Vice Pres. 4; Pep Club 1; G.A.A. 1,3,4; Fr. Club 2,3, Vice Pres. 2; Chorus 1; Annual Staff 4; Home. Attend. 3, Queen 4. Ambition: Commercial ArtistDallas Steven Schuler "I never trouble trouble, til trouble troubles me." F.F.A. 1,2,3,4; A.F.S. 4; St. Co., Pres. 4, Conv. Dist. 3, St. 4; Football 1,2,3,4, Tackling Tr. 2,4, All-Con. 2,4; Class Treas. 2; Track 1,2,4; Basketball 1,2; Key Club 2,3,4; "E" Club, Sec. 3; Sp. Club 2,3,4; Jr. Play 3; Sr. Play 4; Key Club St. Con. 3; Homecoming King 4. Ambition: College Mary Ann Scott "Life's what you make it!" C.A.A. 1,2; Lib. Club 2,3; Sr. Play 4; Annual Staff 4; Pep Club 1. Ambition: Marriage, Secretary Avis Schultz "Studies serve for delight, for ornament, and for ability." Transfer: Columbus, Nebraska. Sr. Play 4; Annual Staff 4; Lib. Club 3. Ambition: College David Lynn Sparks "It's nice to be natural, when you're naturally nice." F.F.A. 1,2,3,4; Marching, Concert Band 1,2,3,4; Football 1,2,3,4; "E" Club 3,4; Sr. Play 4. Ambition: College Charles Smith "Who, what, when, and where?" F.F.A. 1; Basketball 2; Baseball 3,4; Fr. Club 2,3,4. Ambition: College, Business Administration 18 Meriam Lynn Summy "Being quiet doesn't mean 1 have nothing to say." A.F S. 3,4, Sec. 4; Nat'l Hon. So. 3,4; C.A.A. 1,2,3, Sec. 2; Fr. Club 3, Pres. 3; Chorus 1,2,3,4, Solo 2, Ens. 2,4, Choir 2, Dist. Chorus 3,4; Lib. Club 2; Jr. Play 3; Annual Staff 4. Ambition: Voice Major Linda Marie Talbert "Freckles and personality, Linda's known for her vitality." A.F.S. 3,4; Marching Band 2,3,4; G.A.A. 1,2,3, Sec. 3; Lib. Club 2,3, Vice Pres. 2,3; Annual Staff 4; Newspaper 1,2; Class Vice Pres. 4, Highest Magazine Salesman 3. Ambition: Interior Decorating Henry Joseph Wagner "A mighty man was he!" A.F.S. 1,2,3,4; Wrestling 2,3,4; Football 2,3; Basketball 1; "E" Club 3,4; Honor Student in Ind. Arts 1965. Ambition: Military Service Allene Jayne Van Scyoc "Prim and neat, short and sweet — everybody thinks she's hard to beat." F.H.A. 1,2,3,4; A.F.S. 2,3,4; Concert, Marching Band 1,2,3,4, Sec. 3, Ensemble 2,3; Fr. Club 2,3,4; Chorus 1,2,3,4, Girls Ensemble 1,2, Mix. En. 2,4, Choir 3, Dist. Chorus 3,4, Hon. Student in Music 1965. Sr. Play 4; Annual Staff 4; Newspaper 2. Ambition: College Top Ten Seniors Vickie Armstrong..............................4.00 Gary Harp.....................................3.80 Marjorie Pinkham..............................3.76 Carol Mool....................................3.58 Kay Ingerski................................ 3.50 Gail Moreland.................................3.28 Mary Bradle...................................3.17 Laura Patterson...............................3.09 Bryan Jeffreys................................3.00 Maureen Duffy................................ 2.94 Valedictorian Vickie Armstrong Salutatorian Gary Harp D.A.R. Vickie Armstrong S.A.R. Tom Harvey 19Senior Who Does The Most For His Grades Best Dressed Senior Senior Most Likely To Become Principal Senior Who Really Knows How To Use Her Books Most Executive Type Senior Most Athletic Senior Senior Most Likely To Leave El Paso Senior Who Should Work Harder Most Punctual SeniorClass Prophecy HARRY HINTHORNE, self-made millionaire, was overwhelmed with a desire to see his old classmates from El Paso High, class of '66. He had parlayed part ownership in a second-hand taxicab into one of the biggest fortunes in the Universe. It had been 24 years since he had seen some of the old gang—why not charter a spaceship to the Moon and take them all along for a long, leisurely reunion? The invitations were sent--blast off would be at 8:00 P.M., June 3, 1980—24 years to the minute since graduation. When VICKI ARMSTRONG received her invitation, she was tom between wanting to go and wanting to stay at home. Not only did she have to find a baby sitter (and with 12 kids, that was no small task) but she also had to think of her 4-H club. This year they might get a chance to enter the competition in the Interplanatary 4-H Fair to be held in Mars. Still, reunions happen only once in many years, so she would do her best to find a substitute. KAY INGERSKI welcomed the invitation. It would not only be great to see everyone again, but it would be a pleasant respite from her grueling duties with the United Nations Security Commission, attempting to solve the problems between Mercury and Venus. BRYAN JEFFREYS received his invitation as he returned from a vestry meeting. He had become a world-famous minister, renowned for his zealous manner of speaking. He would be glad to see his classmates and perhaps save a few souls. DENNIS FAULK would be unable to leave his post as Conductor of the Philharmoic Symphony. He would be there in spirit and in record, for in honor of the occasion he recorded a new symphony composed by CAROLYN HARPER, entitled "Comets to the Moon." Carolyn had won world fame with her composition "You Can Tell Her Anything Under the Sun When You Get Her Under the Moon". This composition would be rendered (and we do mean rendered) by the Championship Barbershop Quartet, LES KAUFMAN, ALAN CLINE, JOHN BALLARD, and MIKE KRIEG. Their fame rested more on their volume than their quality. As the day of departure grew near, there was a great flurry of activity at the launching pad at Cape Kennedy. EVELYN ARMSTRONG arrived early as she was commissioned to tune the grand piano in the main lounge, as well as the two spinets in the recreation lounges. Her perfect pitch and skill made her one of the most sought-after technicians, and it was only because she was to be one of the passengers that they were able to secure her services. DICK McWILLIAMS was also an early arrival, as he was the Commanding Pilot for the flight. His co-pilot would be FRED HUNT. Together these two fearless men had made some of the most sensational trips of the century. Perhaps Dick would make one of his thrilling walks in space. The passengers began to arrive on June 2, 1980. Among the first arrivals was DENNIS McMIL-LAN. For a time, it appeared that he would be unable to make the trip as he insisted on taking a heavy trunk with him which was much overweight. The trunk contained a month's supply of pennies for CAROL MOOL'S Bank. It was Dennis' job to polish them to a fine sheen, and unless he could finish this task he would have to remain behind. Carol finally relented and agreed to allow Dennis to do his penny-polishing when they returned. LAURA PATTERSON arrived in a happy frame of mind. Being a fraternity housemother was something of a trial, but she had been recalling some of the things her former classmates had done, and they put the antics of her "boys" to shame. She began to realize that boys will be boys, although she couldn't quite figure out WHY. JOEY BREACH boarded the ship, serene in the thought that he had found a reliable substitute for his position as Lifeguard of the Charmin Display. It hadn't been easy to secure a responsible person for this important job. 21MARY BRADLE, CHERYL BRUNSON, KAREN HUNSINCER, and MARJORIE PINKHAM arrived together. These four women were stars in their fields. Mary was currently starring in the latest James Bond movie, her long blonde hair and throaty voice lending a credibility to her role that would have been impossible with any other leading lady. Cheryl was the head promotor for the Miss Universe contest. Her wide experience as a beauty queen made her a natural choice for this post. Karen was the first female toreador to be invited to appear in the bull ring on the planet Saturn. Her prowess as a bullfighter was already a legend throughout the Galaxy. Marj was the Ethel Merman of the current decade. Her stage performances were always bouncy, rousing, and exciting. EUGENE HOSTETLER felt that he could make the trip with a clear conscience. His Diaper Service was left in the capable hands of his younger brother, and since his best customer Vicki Armstrong, was going to be on the trip, too, he felt he would have no problems waiting for his return. TOM HARVEY, DOUG QUIRAM, and CHIP SCHULER flew in from Japan where they were coaching the U. S. Olympic Stars. Tom had been a skiing champ for many years, and was continuing his participation in the Olympics as skiing coach. Doug and Chip were the gymnastic champions for four years running. Their expert coaching had brought the U. S. team to championship form. MERIAM SUMMY boarded the spacecraft and immediately sought the privacy of her stateroom. She had just undergone a most trying experience--in the middle of her most-requested aria, her voice had changed from lyric soprano to bass. Now instead of opera she was doomed to singing "Old Man River" and "Many Brave Hearts Are Asleep in the Deep". Blast-off was smooth and uneventful. Everyone was pleased to learn that AVIS SCHULTZ, MARY ANN SCOTT, and RUTH ARMSTRONG were the stewardesses for the trip. Their competence was only excelled by their ability as singers and guitarists. Their nightly songfests were enjoyed by all. At Space Station the crew and passengers spent an enjoyable day visiting with several old classmates. GARY HARP'S official capacity was Chief Interpreter of Interplanatary Messages. Sometimes, though, it seemed he was chief interrupter. It was EDITH LARSEN'S task, as Gary's assistant, to keep him from getting too far off with his messages. Her wide knowledge of languages, plus the surprising discovery that the Danes had been the first to explore the Moon, made Edith a natural for her job. ROGER EVANS was the crouble shooter for Space Station 1. He used his agile mind to solve the many problems that came up, but if all else failed he could always rely on his muscle power to provide the answer. DAVID CARRITHERS was Space Station Chaplain. He conducted a special service for his old classmates and everyone marveled at his fiery oratory. BOB REBBEC was the Chief Mechanical Engineer. Such was his reputation, that when he and his crew pronounced the ship ready for the second leg of the journey, no one had the least doubt that it would be made and without any delay. Farewells were quickly said and it was off to Space Station 2. Several more members of the Class of '66 were to join the group here. KATHY MARTIN had been to Mars where she was checking on the operation of one of the Laundromats in her vast chain. ANN KEARNEY would be continuing her tour of the planets in her capacity of Women's Military Fashion Coordinator. It was her job to make sure that each of the uniforms worn by the members of the various wmen's military organizations would harmonize. MIKE SCHEER hitched a ride to this space station. He was known as Mr. Credit Card of 1980 because he seldom, if ever, used cash. He even put his donations to the United Fund on his 22Diner's Card. He had been to Jupiter and when he lost his credit cards he was unable to book passage on a commercial space line. Now he would have no trouble returning to Earth. DIANE ROBENSTEIN also joined the group at Space Station 2. She was now a high-fashion model and traveled from planet to planet showing the latest designs of that famous designer, CHARLIE SMITH. He had surprised all his friends when he entered the field of fashion and became an overnight success. STEVE CONSTANT was Charlie's agent and he, too, traveled from planet to planet to make sure that everything went smoothly and especially to make sure the models were properly taken care of. From Space Station 2 it was a short hop to the Moon. There was a welcoming delegation waiting at the Docking Port. JON CRUSIUS had been at the Moon for the past month showing his prize winning swine. He hoped to start the farmers there on the path of developing a strain of hogs that would do well on the Moon. PAT GREENWOOD had just opened a new branch store on the Moon. Her experience at the IGA in El Paso had convinced her that she should open her own chain of food marts and so she had incorporated the Interplanet Food Shoppes, with stores on all the planets. DEBBIE ARENDS was there to escort the group to the Lunar Hilton. She was the Manager of this newest hotel in the Hilton Chain. ALICE BARKER was the Chief Lifeguard at the Lunar Hilton and BARB HER SHE conducted a nursery school for the children of the guests of the hotel. LINDA TALBERT and ALLENE VAN SCYOC were appearing in the floor show of the Astta Room at the Hilton. Linda was billed as the "Blonde Bombshell" and her act was as lively and frantic as the name implies. Allene was known as the "Dimpled Darling of the Asteroids". HANK WAGNER was at the Moon as he was an entrant in the Mr. Galaxy Contest. He had recently been name Mr. World in some very stiff competition at New York City. ELLEN ARMSTRONG was attending a bowling tournament. Bowlers from all over the Universe were there to find the Champion Bowler of the planets and Ellen was now in second place. JENNIFER LINDSEY and LARRY HARRAWOOD had professional offices in the Hilton. They had been successful marriage counselors on Earth, and when the Lunar Hilton was opened they decided to combine their talents and open an office on the Moon. After hearing the tales of their clients, they both were convinced marriage was not for them. Among the entertainment that the Hilton had arranged was a style show. PAT JANSSEN was the top model in the show, coming here from a highly successful career in Paris. BARB KINGDON, a favored guest at the hotel, had been widowed recently. Her husband had been a successful space ship manufacturer and he had left her a huge fortune. JIM EVERETT would be returning to Earth with the group. He was taking over the Jim Nabor role on the Comer Pyle show, and he had been on the Moon shooting some scenes for the next show. DAVID SPARKS, owner and operator of the David Sparks Dancing School, would be remaining on the Moon. He had been commissioned by the Lunar government to teach the Moon Maidens the latest steps from Earth. While the return trip went without a hitch, to MAUREEN DUFFY it seemed to take forever. She was a highly successful tour director, but now she was anxious to return to her husband, three sons, and thirteen French poodles (what else could a frustrated hair stylist do if she had no daughters?). Everyone agreed that the highlight of the trip was the unexpected rendezvous with a mysterious spaceship as they were returning to Earth. GAIL MORELAND came aboard. She was now a famous War Correspondent on a secret mission for the Government. She brought the startling news that while on an as-yet-unknown planet she had discovered MR. McNEALY still teaching school. His subject--Modem Problems, of course! 23Aldrich, Ray Ballard, Sue Barker, David Bell, Virginia Benedict, Donald Bohlander, Richard Bowen, Linda Brown, Pat Brush, Gregg Craig, Danny Duffy, Myra Duley, Darlene Edwards, Patsy Etcheson, Jon Evans, Christine Evans, Karen Faulk, Gary Finck, Dave Craber, Henry Greene, Jim Grube, Dennis Gustafson, Mildred Haas, Kathy Haas, Marilyn Hankey, John 26Harroun, Dennis Hartman, Karen Hartman, Bill Hielscher, Gayle Hering, Larry Hinthorne, Jerry Hocker, Nancy Hodel, Vicki Hoobler, Wes Jarman, Delmar Kaufman, Sharon Kays, Karmy Kelsey, Keith Kilpatrick, Donna Kilpatrick, Larry Kingdon, Duane Krug, Susan, (Treas.) Lay, Jerry Lindsey, Donald, (Pres.) Mahaffey, Linda McClure, Donna Me Fall, Joe McFall, Patricia McGhee, Geniece McGough, Martha 27Mcwilliams, Mike Neisler, David Grube, O. Bonnie Pollock, Bonita Punke, Nancy, (Sec.) Reeves, Larry Rist, Bob Roberts, Keith Roeske, Ronald Rossman, Tom Sampen, John Schlipf, Elaine Seggerman, Bob Shadewaldt, Doug Steffen, Danny Stimpert, Danny Stoller, Jim Vandegraft, Shirley Vogel, Marcia Wickenhauser, Tom Wikenhauser, Charles (V.-Pres.) White, Helen Woosley, Marjorie Wright, Jerry Yount, Teresa 28SdXOUlOArmstrong, Robert Aylward, Marcella Berg, Marcella Berg, Marilyn Blackmore, Larry Boertlein, John Bowman, Sandra (Sec.) Breach, Vernon Carr, Tom Casey, Shirley Cleary, Steve Copeland, Wayne Davison, Steve Dean, John Duncan, Jerry Egger, Pam Evans, Randy Everett, Jerry Farrell, Mel 30 Faulk, Kathy Gauger, George Greene, MikeHaas, Steve Haas, Suzie Harm, Howard Heiken, Rick Jeffreys, Leanna (Treas.) Jones, Glenda Jones, Roger Kilpatrick, Karen Kilpatrick, Mike Koch, Kathy Knepp, Curt (V-Pres.) Krug, John Liddle, Judy Lykkebak, Barbara Mayne, Cyndy Mool, Karen Nelson, Sandy Pannier, Donald Pinkham, Steve Rinkenberger, Ron Robenstein, Don Salyards, Jane Sampen, Don 31Scheer, Julie Schreck, Dennis Schroeder, David Schuler, John (Pres.) Simpson, Trent Smith, Jerry Sparks, Susan Steffen, Joan Stimpert, Frank Stokes, Margaret Vandegraft, Mary Volk, Kathy Wickenhauser, Debbie Wikenhauser, Jane Williams, Bill Young, Carol ROGER BLACKMORE Oct. 12, 1949--Jan. 8, 1966 "The comfort of having a friend may be taken away--but not that of having had one." Seneca 32Armstrong, Carol Aylward, Shirley Baker, Jackie Barker, Raleigh (Treas.) Bechtold, Diana Benedict, Barbara Bigger, Sharon Birch, Kathy Bishop, Ruth Blackmore, Ronald Boertlein, Ronald Brush, Mike Byerly, Pat Carr, April Compton, Georgia Copeland, Calvin Cox, Carol Cox, Laurie Crusius, Fay Davison, Debbie Dawson, Terry Duffy, Michael (Pres.) Dunmire, Leslie Enright, Patty Feeney, Tommy Fever, Debbie Harroun, David Harroun, George 34Harvey, Janet Hielscher, Paula Hinthorne, Ruth Hodel, Cynthia Jording, Kathryn Kaufman, Carol Kaufman, Karel Kearfott, Charles Kellerhals, Gary Kelsey, Lois Kingdon, Richard Knapp, Connie Knoll, Linda Kraft, Ricky Kuebler, Marvin Lemon, Michael Lykkebak, John Maier, Jon McClure, Keith McFall, Wanda Nohren, Pamelia Parkhouse, Darrell Partner, Jay Peters, Alice (Sec.) Pierceall, Janice Pierceall, Tony Pierceall, Linda Porth, Richard 35Punke, Jimmy, (V.-Pres.) Reckling, Crystal Rathbun, Roberta Rice, Barry Ridgeway, Glen Ripple, Kathleen Rist, Marcus Rist, Nancy Roeske, Richard Roy, Cathy Scheer, John Schroeder, John Shoemaker, Dennis Smith, Roger Stauter, Steven Steele, Herbert Summy, Jimmie Talbert, Bobbie Theel, Jerald Van Scyoc, Grant Wallace, Marvin Waller, Esther Wendland, Jill West, Jack White, Reginald Young, Linda Yount, Linda 36ROW Is Coach Johnson, Roger Evans, Rick Bohlander, Tom Harvey, Bob Seggerman, Dave Sparks, Doug Quiram, Dallas Schuler, Dave Finck, Danny Stimpert, Keith Kelsey, Don Linsey, Coach Burnell. ROW 2: John Krug, Jerry Hinthome, Gregg Brush, Danny Craig, Duane Kingdon, Jerry Wright, Karmy Kays, Jerry Lay, Mike Kreig, Chuck Wikenhauser, Ron Roeske, Gary Harp. ROW 3: Frank Stimpert, Dennis Schreck, George Gauger, Don Robenstein, Tom Carr, John Schuler, Trent Simpson, Mike Greene, Don Sampen, Ron Rinkenberger. The Comets lost hope for their second consecutive conference crown, by a point, not a game. The fatal point was at Minonk when the Mohawks defeated the Comets 10-9. The Comets landed 9 spots on the All-Conference team which was more than any other school accomplished. The Comets outscored the opposition 206-105 during the season; in conference games 173-65, which is 24.7-9.2 points per game. 38Senior Lettermen Roger Evans Dave Sparks Comets In Action 39Returning Lettermen Dan Stimpert All-Conference Don Lindsey Rick Bohlander Bob Seggerman Charles Wikenhausei Tackling Trophy All-Conference 40Basketball Varsity Squad Coach Helm! Rick Bohlander, John Hankey, Toni Harvey, Dan Stimpert, Keith Roberts, Doug Quiram, Karmy Kays, Jim Greene, Jon Etcheson, Tom Wickenhauser, Jon Crusius, Don Lindsey, Coach Burnell. Managers: Roger Jones, Jim Summy El Paso 55 Eureka Opp. 57 72 Chenoa 46 84 Cornell 46 47 Roanoke 62 88 Flanagan 71 77 Metamora 63 85 Holiday Tourney Cornell 52 62 M.D.R. 53 79 Lexington 66 60 Cridley 58 73 M.D.R. 78 80 Woodland 59 El Paso 80 Lexington Opp. 58 66 County Tourney Roanoke 89 62 Cornell 35 67 Chenoa 45 39 Roanoke 49 59 Flanagan 31 53 Gridley 39 72 M.D.R. 54 80 Lexington 75 89 Woodland 58 57 Regional Tourney Bloomington 72 Won Lost 17 6 13 1 41 Season ConferenceDOUG QUIRAM, SENIOR A three year letterman, Doug will be hard to replace next year. His defensive efforts and rebounding were his strong points. TOM HARVEY, SENIOR While not always a starter, Tom's amazing ability to come off the bench sparked the team to many of their victories. JON CRUSIUS, SENIOR His perfect example of tenacity and determination made Jon a valuable asset to our team. 42Returning Lettermen Jr. Varsity KNEELING: Steve Stautei, Curt Knepp, Steve Davison, Mike Duffy, Dennis Shoemaker. STANDING: John SchuleT, Les Dunmiie, Rick Heiken, Gary Faulk, Coach Helm. E Paso Opp. El Paso Opp. 35 Eureka 42 County Tourney 51 Chenoa 55 47 Roanoke 50 55 Cornell 54 73 Cornell 50 59 Roanoke 46 58 Chenoa 43 55 Flanagan 16 35 Roanoke 43 51 Metamota 55 54 Flanagan 48 49 Gtidley 50 50 Gridley 40 51 M.D.R. 53 62 M.D.R. 53 15 Woodland 59 68 Lexington 43 42 Lexington 36 69 Woodland 39VARSITY: Marj Pinkham; Crystal Reckling; Bonnie Grube; Debbie Wickenhauser; Carol Mool, Capt. Cheerleading Squads J.V.: Pat Enright; Karel Kaufman; Fay Crusius; Connie Knapp, Capt; Pam Nohren 44MARJ SENIOR SANDY SOPHOMORE CHEERLEADERS This year's squads were picked by a panel of 12 representatives of the school. Throughout the year the 10 girls were in charge of all the pep meetings and the student buses. They worked to buoy the spirit of the entire student body, and to encourage good sportsmanship at all the games. The cheerleaders decorated the gym for the holiday tournament and helped with the banquets in honor of the teams. At the end of the football season, Sandy Bowman, a sophomore, was selected as a Varsity Cheerleader to replace Bonnie Grube. 45Wrestling (BACK ROW, I to r) J. West, S. Pinkham, S. Cleary, M. Green, D. Steffen, L. Kaufman, T. Simpson, G. Black-more, R. Johnson, Coach. FRONT ROW: R. Evans, H. Steele, R. White, Dave Harroun, G. Harp, H. Wagner, R. Evans, Dennis Harroun, J. Everett. WRESTLING RESULTS--1965-1966 EL PASO OPP. 21 Morton 27 35 Octavia 23 23 LeRoy 27 37 Morton 11 41 Octavia 13 43 Chenoa 12 26 Metamora 19 9 Trinity 31 20 LeRoy 38 20 Eureka 29 31 Eureka 19 44 Chenoa 12 26 Washington 22 46GARY HARP Weight Class 120 lb. MIKE GREEN Weight Class 165 lb. STEVE CLEARY Weight Class 154 lb. DENNIS HARROUN Weight Class 138 lb. (Left) DAVE HARROUN Weight Class 112 lb. (Right) REG WHITE Weight Class 103 lb. 47Track STANDING: Ron Rinkenberger, Jim StolleT, Dan Stimpert, Tom Harvey, Dallas Schuler, Keith Roberts, Rick Heiken, John Boertlein, Les Dunmire, Jerry Lay, Doug Quiram. KNEELING: Jon Etcheson, Don Lindsey, Rick Bohlander, Jim Summy, Dick McWilliams, Steve Davison, Tom Wickenhauser. Not in picture: John Hankey, John Schuler, Steve Pinkham, Roger Smith, Jack West, Steve Stauter. Baseball STANDING: Tom Harvey, Dan Stimpert, Trent Simpson, Tom Carr, Jon Etcheson, Charles Smith, Jim Greene, Tom Wickenhauser. KNEELING: Steve Stauter, Karmy Kays, Jerry Hinthome, Roger Evans, Rick Bohlander, Eugene Hostetler, Chuck Kearfott. 48So o a tiLibrary Club ROW 1: N. Punke, M. Duffy, L. Mahaffey, J. Steffen, D. Wickenhauser, S. Haas, ROW 2: Mrs. Dressier, Sponsor, S. Bowman, S. Vandegraft, K. Evans, J. Wikenhauser, G. Jones, K. Faulk. ROW 3: B. Pollock, S. Sparks, J. Lid-dle, K. Volk, D. Duley, M. Woosley, G. McGhee, ROW 4: P. McFall, P. Egger, L. Bowen, P. Edwards, V. Hodel, E. Schlipf, H. White, Y. Vandegraft, M. Berg, L. Jeffreys. Student Council ROW 1: C. Brunson, D. Wickenhauser, T. Feeney, G. Harp, K. Kaufman, ROW 2: S. Davison, J. Krug, V. Bell, T. Rossman, ROW 3: K. Roberts, J. Hankey, D. Quiram, D. Schuler, Mr. McNealy, Sponsor. 50National Honor Society The El pahi Chapter of the National Honor Society of El Paso High School added as new members this year three seniors, six juniors and four sophomores. They were formally initiated into the Society in a special assembly in May. As members, it is their responsibility to create enthusiasm for scholarship, promote worthy leadership, stimulate desire to render service, and encourage development of character. The officers are Vickie Armstrong, President; Marjorie Pinkham, Secretary; and Mary Bradle, Treasurer. The following El Paso High School students are members in the National Honor Society: SENIORS Gary Harp, Vickie Armstrong, Carol Mool, Marjorie Pinkham, Kay Ingerski, Gail Moreland, Mary Bradle, Laura Patterson, Meriam Summy, Maureen Duffy, Barbara Kingdon, Jennifer Lindsey. JUNIORS Virginia Bell, Donna McClure, Susan Krug, Jim Stoller, David Neisler, Don Lindsey, Keith Roberts, Karen Hartman, John Hankey, Tom Rossman, Charles Wikenhauser, Don Benedict. SOPHOMORES Barbara Lykkebak, Don Sampen, Julie Scheer, Margaret Stokes. 51QUARTER YDS.™ G ROW Is R. Bohlander, G. Harp, D. Lindsey, H. Hinthome, K. Kelsey, ROW 2: T. Simpson, R. Rinkenberger, J. Etcheson, D. Schuler, T. Harvey, B. Seggerman, D. Finck, D. Stimpert, Mr. Burnell, Advisor. ROW 3: S. Cleary, G. Faulk, H. Wagner, D. McWilliams, D. Sparks, K. Roberts, J. Green, T. Wickenhauser, R. Evans, J. Hinthome, D. Harroun. Not included in picture, John Hankey. E Club The "E" Club's activities this year included a booth at the A.F.S. Carnival, selling Booster Plaques with the J.C.'s, and the Faculty-J.C. basketball game on March 25. The club also had the concession stand at the El Paso Wrestling Tournament in January. The Club had other money-making projects and the proceeds were put into the fund for buying athletic equipment. 52G.A.A The G.A.A. girls engaged in various sports activities during the 1965-66 season. Hiking was a popular pastime during the fall months. During the winter the girls held cage ball tournament and had bowling and swimming sessions after school. Softball and archery tournaments gained the G.A.A. members time and attention during the spring season. The Snow Ball Dance was the highlight of the social season for members and guests. In December a modem dance assembly was presented by the III. State University Orchesis for the enjoyment of the student body. At the formal initiation of thirty new members in February, a dinner was enjoyed, and fencing instructors from I.S.U. gave a demonstration, after which members were invited to participate. The officers of G.A.A. are: President--V. Armstrong; V. President—K. Ingerski; Secretary--C. Brunson; Treasurer —K. Hunsinger; Reporter—C. Harper; Points Chairmen--B. Lykkebak and L. Jeffreys; Sports Chairmen--K. Evans and K. Mool; Class Representatives—E. Armstrong, K. Haas, J. Salyards, and K. Kaufman. The other members of G.A.A. are: D. Robenstein, L. Patterson, J. Lindsey, B. Kingdon, A. Kearney, P. Greenwood, E. Armstrong, D. Arends, T. Yount, L. Mahaffey, S. Kaufman, M. Vogel, S. Vandegraft, S. Krug, N. Hocker, M. Haas, K. Faulk, P. Egger, S. Bowman, S. Casey, M. Berg, M. Berg, A. Carr, B. Talbert, N. Rist, C. Reckling, C. Roy, C. Ripple, P. Nohren, C. Knapp, L. Kelsey, K. Kaufman, R. Hinthom, J. Harvey, D. Fever, D. Davison, F. Crusius, L. Cox, C. Cox, P. Byerly, R. Bishop, K. Birch, B. Benedict, S. Aylward. 53ROW 1: M. Duffy, K. Koch, M. Bradle, D. Robenstein, V. Hodel, D. Arends, B. Kingdon, K. Evans, M. Woosley, ROW 2: Miss Zbinden, Sponsor, D. Duley, K. Hunsinger, S. Kaufman, D. McClure, M. Haas, S. Krug, C. Mc-Chee, A. VanScyoc. ROW 3: E. Schlipf, K. Hartman, B. Hershe, E. Armstrong, P. Janssen, A. Barker, G. Hiel-scher, H. White, E. Armstrong. The 1965-66 F.H.A. Chapter has been active this year with many projects. These activities included the following: a get-acquainted picnic; Section 17 rally at which E. Schlipf was elected secretary; served punch and cookies at Homecoming; Christmas caroling; Christmas party for the children from Salem Children's home; Bundles Day; co-sponsor of Plowboy Prom; St. Patrick's Day party; F.H.A. Week; Family Night; trip to Chicago; Installation of new officers; and Law Day with Student Council. The chapter parents for the year have been Mr. and Mrs. R. Hodel, and Mr. and Mrs. E. McGhee. Officers: President--V. Hodel, V. President--D. Robenstein, Secretary--M. Bradle, Treasurer—B. Kingdon, Public Relations--M. Duffy, Second V. President--D. Arends, Historian--K. Koch, Recreation—K. Evans, Points Chairman--M. Woosley p Vu G- ComP‘on- t,K"oll r e er, w. McFall, S. Alyward, R. Hinthorne, D. Davison, S. Haas, K. Faulk G. Jones, M.s. Zbmden. ROW 2: C. Kaufman, E. Waller, S. Casey, J. Liddle, S. Bowman, P. Egger, C. Hode1, J. Pierce all. ROW 3: S. Brgger, K. Jording( i Youngl L. Jeffreys, Y. Vandegraft, M. Berg, J. Harvey, C. Young, L. Pierceall. ° 54ROW 1: D. Pannier, D. Schoreder, W. Hoobler, Parliamentarian; C. Knepp, J. Stoller, V.P.; L. Reeves, Sentinel; K. Kelsey, Treasurer; J. Crusius, President; E. Hostetler, Secretary; M. Wallace, ROW 2: J. Punke; M. Kuebler, K. McClure, C. Van Scyoc, S. Cleary, R. Rinkenberger, H. Harms, Mr. Jenkins, Advisor. ROW 3: L. Dunmire, D. Kingdon, J. Wright, G. Gauger, D. Schreck, W. Copeland, J. Boertline, R. Kingdon. ROW 4: D. Grube, M. Scheer, D. Schuler, M. Krieg, D. Sparks, T. Carr, L. Kaufman, R. Boertline, T. Simpson. AWARDS AND DEGREES CHAPTER AWARDS Outstanding Jr.-Sr.................................................................Jon Crusius Outstanding Freshman-Sophomore.....................................................Trent Simpson DeKalb Award....................................................................... Dallas Schuler Scholarship Award ................................................................. Jim Stoller Star Greenhand .................................................................... Ron Rinkenberger Public Speaking Winner............................................................. Mike Scheer High Seed Salesman ................................................................ Jim Stoller PRODUCTION AWARDS Livestock............. Swine Prod............ Dairy Prod............ Beef Prod............. Sheep Prod............ Com Prod.............. Soybean Prod.......... Crop Farming............ Farm Mechanics........ Jon Crusius Jon Crusius Jim Stoller Eugene Hostetler Ray Aldrich Mike Scheer Dallas Schuler Dallas Schuler Jim Stoller SECTION AWARDS Prepared Speaking.............Jim Stoller Extemporaneous................ Mike Scheer Section Judging (2nd. High) . . . Jon Crusius (Individual) ATA Judging (9th High Ind.) . . . Jon Crusius State Farmer Candidates....... Jon Crusius and Eugene Hostetler OUTSTANDING RECORD BOOKS Senior.......................... Mike Scheer Junior............................ Jim Stoller Sophomore......................... Ron Rinkenberger Freshman........................ Ron Beortline OUTSTANDING SCHOLARSHIP Senior............................Jon Crusius Junior............................Jim Stoller Sophomore........................ Ron Rinkenberger Freshman......................... Jim Punke DISTRICT AWARDS Public Speaking........... Mike Scheer STATE AWARDS— Mike Scheer--2nd Speaking Award 55ROW Is R. Bohlander, G. Harp, J. Crusius, D. Sampen, C. Knepp. ROW 2: Mr. McNealy, Advisor, D. Lindsey, J. Krug. ROW 3: T. Harvey, D. McMillan, D. Stimpert, J. Hankey, R. Rinkenberger, S. Davison. ROW 4: D. Schuler, D. Quiram, R. Heiken, B. Jeffreys, K. Roberts, J. Schuler, C. Wickenhauser, J. Sampen. The Key Club has participated in many activities this year. The members have held interclub meetings once a month and attended church in a group once a month. These members also give Awards to the outstanding teachers, held an Honor Study Hall, and cleaned the streets after the storm. They collected clothes for orphans in Korea and sang Christmas Carols at the nursing homes. Another activity was to give people rides to the polls in cars that were safety checked in the Key Club Safety Clinic. W'hile attending the I-I Dist. Convention in Springfield, the Key Club won 1st honors on their achievement report for the past year. The club received a beautiful trophy for their over-all excellent work. 56AFS ROW 1: R. Heiken, S. Davison, J. Krug, R. Rinkenberger, S. Stauter, J. Scheer, M. McWilliams, G. Harp, D. Carrithers, D. Harroun. ROW 2: D. Schuller, E. Schlipf, C. Mayne, D. Arends, C. Brunson, M. Summy, A. Van-Scyoc, K. Ingerski, E. Larsen, L. Talbert, L. Mahaffey, B. Lykkabak, ROW 3: N. Punke, V. Hodel, V. Bell, M. McCough, S. Bowman, K. Volk, L. Kelsey, D. Davison, G. McGhee, ROW 4: J. Stoller, H. Wagner, T. Harvey, J. Cursius, M. Scheer, M. Krieg, J. Hankey. The El Paso Chapter of the American Field Service started its new year with the arrival of Miss Edith Larsen of Ringsted, Denmark in September. She was at home with the Robert Mayne Jr. family during the 1965-66 school year. Throughout the year the club was busy raising money for future uses. Their activities included the annual A.F.S. Smorgasbord in early spring and also a Carnival which was held the last part of April.ROW Is D. Stimpert, D. Lindsey, D. Grube, K. Roberts, J. Sampen, C. Wickenhauser, D. Benedict, H. Graber, G. Brush, J. Stoller, ROW 2: M. Duffy, S. Krug, S. Kaufman, G. Moreland, A. Kearney, J. Lindsey, B. Pollock, P. McFall, ROW 3: Mr. Lauer, Sponsor, P. Janssen, C. Brunson, D. Arends, K. Hunsinger, K. Ingerski, E. Larson, S. Ballard, L. Patterson, V. Armstrong, G. Hielscher, M. McWilliams, D. Kingdon, ROW 4: N. Punke, M. Duffy, R. Bohlander, G. Harp, C. Mool, M. Pinkham, P. Edwards, N. Hocker, K. Haas, M. Vogel, P. Brown, M. Haas, K. Evans, ROW 5: S. Vandegraft, K. Hartman, T. Harvey, D. McMillan, D. Quiram, B. Rebbec, D. Schuler, V. Bell, C. Evans. Spanish Club ROW Is J. Lykkebak, R. White, S. Stauter, M. Lemon, D. Sampen, R. Roeske, ROW 2: P. Enright, D. Wickenhauser, S. Haas, J. Wikenhauser, J. Liddle, ROW 3: Mr. Lauer, Sponsor, C. Cox, C. Reckling, L. Yount, N. Rist, B. Benedict, A. Peters, K. Kaufman, K. Volk, ROW 4: D. Fever, K. Rippel, L. Kelsey, F. Crusius, P. Nohren, C. Knapp, S. Bowman, S. Casey, ROW 5: M. Berg, S. Sparks, L. Cox, S. Pinkham, R. Heiken, S. Davison, K. Mool, J. Salyards. 58French Club ROW 1: W. Hoobler, M. Brush, T. Rossman, J. Dean, J. Everett, M. Duffy, ROW 2: J. Wendland, K. Birch, D. McClure, J. Scheer, A. Vanscyoc, M. Summy, L. Mahaffey, R. Evans, Mr. Lauer, Sponsor. ROW 3: C. Evans, V. Armstrong, G. Moreland, K. Ingerski, E. Larsen, C. Mayne, M. Berg, B. Lykkebak, J. Steffen, J. Smith. ROW 4: D. Kilpatric, C. Mool, M. Pinkham, K. Roy, P. Byerly, M. Stokes, S. Nelson, M. Gustafson, R. Smith, J. Krug, ROW 5: D. Faulk, L. Jeffreys, M. Berg, B. Ortman, J. Scheer, B. Jeffreys, D. Steffen, C. Smith, V. Bell, J. Hankey, D. Neisler, J. Schuler. The language clubs of El Paso High School were organized in the Fall of 1965, with Mr. Carlier Lauer, foreign language instructor, as sponsor. Any student who is enrolled as a member of the Spanish and French classes this year, or who has studied Spanish or French in the past, was eligible for membership in these organizations. Officers for the organizations for the 1965-66 school year were as follows: FRENCH CLUB SPANISH CLUB President. . . . Vice President Secretary . . . Treasurer . . . John Krug Gail Moreland Donna McClure David Neisler President . . . Vice President Secretary . . . Treasurer . . . Edith Larsen Rick Bohlander Virginia Bell Duane Kingdon 59El Paso High School Band FLUTE OBOE CORNET Linda Mahaffey Jill Wendland John Hankey Margaret Stokes Curt Kncpp Fay Crusius BASSOON Dave Neisler Maureen Duffy Reg White Connie Knapp Jane Salyards TROMBONE Susan Sparks Dennis Grube BASS CLARINET Tom Harvey CLARINET Debbie Wickenhauser Doug Shadewaldt Don Sampen Martha McGough Dan Steffen Allene Van Scyoc Mike Duffy Mary Bradle ALTO SAX Cyndy Mayne John Sampen BARITONE Barbara Lykkebak Karel Kaufman George Gauger Patsy Edwards Mildred Gustafson TENOR SAX BASS Pat Byerly Marcella Berg Jerry Everett Myra Duffy Dennis Schreck Raleigh Barker Marilyn Berg Carol Cox FRENCH HORN PERCUSSION Roger Smith Karen Mool Jerry Smith Cathy Roy Pat Enright Grant Van Scyoc PERCUSSIONS (CONT.) Roger Jones Pam Nohren Kathy Birch Mike McWilliams Geniece McGhee TWIRLER Vicki Armstrong MAJORETTES Carolyn Harper Kay Ingerski Linda Talbert 60The El Paso High School Band enjoyed another banner year. It was the second time in the last three years that the band received a superior rating at Class B State Contest of the Illinois High School Association. The Marching Comets displayed their talents in all home football games; the Pep Band played for all home basketball games, and all pep rallies held; the Dance Band played for all sessions of the Mid-State Holiday Tournament. They also entertained at the February P.T.A. meeting, and played for the grade school graduation party on May 31. The Concert Band started off the year with a rhythm clinic in November, and followed with a tremendous Mid-Winter Concert that pleased all who attended. Several students were honored to attend the Woodford County Band Festival, held in Eureka, (and worked under the direction of John Paynter of Northwestern University.) The band attended contest, and was honored with a coveted superior rating. Several students in the band went to solo and ensemble contest, and brought back seven superior, three excellent, and five good ratings. The band finished the school year by combining with the mixed chorus to present their Annual Spring Concert on April 28, and "Pops" concert on May 19. Mr. Tom Swain, high school band director, was chosen "Young Educator of the Year". His diligent and never-tiring work is recognized and appreciated by the students and people of the community. Dance BandSoloistsVocal Soloists David Neisler CHAMBER SINGERS (L. to R.) Allen Van Scyoc; John Sampen; Barbara Lykkebak; David Neisler; Carol Mool; Fay Crusius; Dennis Grube; Meriam Summy; Mike McWilliams; Lind Mahaffey. 63Choir (L to R) FRONT ROW: Mr. James Seidel, instructor; Jill Wendland; Julie Scheer; Allen Van Scyoc; Reg White; Jimmie Summy; Dennis Grube; Barbara Lykkebak; Fay Crusius; Linda Mahaffey. SECOND ROW: Karel Kaufman; Carol Mool; Cyndy Mayne; Meriam Summy; David Neisler; Mike Lemon; Mike McWilliams; Joan Steffen; Pam Nohren; Connie Knapp. THIRD ROW: Donna Kilpatrick; Kathy Rippel; Karen Mool; Pat Byerly; Karen Hartman; Margaret Stokes; Shirley Vandegraft; Kathy Roy; Karen Evans; Edith Larsen not pictured. The High School Choir is composed of members of the chorus classes and meets each Wednesday morning before school. This past year it has sung for the local Kiwanis Club, presented a Christmas Program, and gave a Spring Concert and "Pops" Concert jointly with the band. In addition, it performed at the State Music Contest. The Chamber Singers is a group of ten musicians selected by audition. They meet every Tuesday morning at 7:30. They have given numerous performances for local organizations and events as well as participating in the programs presented by the choir. They received a superior rating when they attended the State Music Contest. They specialize in Renaissance and Contemporary Music. 64 Linda Mahaffey, accompanistSeniors MARY BRADLE TOM HARVEY Juniors NANCY PUNKE KEITH KELSEY Sophomores KATHY KOCH CURT KNEPP e - 0 f Freshmen DEBBY FEVER TOM FEENEYFirst Place: SOPHOMORES "SHUCKS, THEY'LL CORNSEED" Second Place: JUNIORS "THE NUTS WILL FALL" Third Place: SENIORS "WE HAVE THE BEST COACH AND TEAM” Honorable Mention: FRESHMEN "IN COMETS WE TRUST” Homecoming Activities Homecoming Week 1965, entitled "Indian Sum-mer,M got off to a big start on Monday with an allschool assembly at which time the court was announced. A dummy of a Gridley football player was also hung in effigy in the hall to signify a quick victory. Tuesday the teachers left their familiar subjects to teach new classes for the day, Wednesday the class periods were changed. Thursday was high-lighted by a powderpuff football game. Friday topped off the week with three big events. In the afternoon, the high school band led the royal court and the floats in parade. The evening started with the game against Gridley in which El Paso was victorious. Following the game was the annual Homecoming Dance. The King and Queen were crowned at 11:00 to bring a close to a most exciting week.Senior Play ’•THE DEFIANCE OF DAVID CHARLES” Directed by Mrs. Rita Rinkenberger David Charles. . Mr. Charles. . . . Mrs. Charles . . . Faye Ellis .... Mr. Graining . . Miss Betts . . . . Miss Teale . . . Binge........... Sturkey ........ Nap............. Dewey........... Jonie .......... Sherry.......... Lottie........... Gladys.......... Student Director Prompters .... Dallas Schuler Tom Harvey Cheryl Brunson Vickie Armstrong Dennis McMillan Allene Van Scyoc Jennifer Lindsey Gary Harp Dave Sparks Mike Scheer Bob Rebbec Gail Moreland Kay Ingerski Marjorie Pinkham Laura Patterson Karen Hunsinger Evelyn Armstrong Carol Moo I Jim Everett jt 1 % 4 a The Senior Class of El Paso High School presented a 3-act production, "The Defiance of David Charles”, on November 19, 1965. The outstanding performance under the direction of Mrs. Rinkenberger was well received by the audience. 70"SHY GUY" Directed by Mr. Mike Grose Junior Play Fred Hastings................. Cora Hastings................. Gilbert Hastings.............. Larry Madison................. Julie Tucker.................. Nancy Graham ................. Lois Corwin................... Gloria Patterson.............. Melinda Whipple............... Mr. Danbury................... Bill Sterling ................ Student Director.............. Dennis Grube Vicki Hodel John Sampen Chuck Wikenhauser Nancy Punke Susan Krug Shirley Vandegraft Elaine Schlipf Darlene Duley John Hankey Jerry Lay Pat Edwards ■ 9 9. "Shy Guy" was presented April 1, 1966 by the junior class under the direction of Mr. Grose. The 3-act comedy was full of excitement and suspense, and was well received by a large audience. Many of the characters were teen-agers and the plot concerned situations understood and appreciated by the students as well as by their parents and friends present. Members of the cast were exceptionally well-chosen and portrayed their roles well. 7173A cap a gown. A choral hand A school diploma In your hand The words of praise The eyes that say How proud they are Of you today The sudden feeling Of regret That endings always bring And yet The mingled joy The dream come true A wonderful Beginning too' A cap a gown One chapter past A future That is yours at last 77CLASS WILL I, Debbie Arends, leave---cornin' Cheryl?? I, Ellen Armstrong, leave a year's supply of gum to Fay Crusius, so she can double her pleasure. I, Evelyn Armstrong, leave my secretarial position to anyone with a surplus of study halls, and is interested in wrestling, football, or skeletons. I, Ruth Armstrong, leave my transfer papers to anyone who is brainy enough to move here. I, Vickie Armstrong, leave the ability to fake my way out of P.E. class to Nancy Punke. I, John Ballard, LEAVE! !! I, Alice Barker, leave El Paso High with my 442 filed away among my other memories. I, Mary Bradle, leave my desk in 4th and 5th hour study halls to anyone who wants it; I never used it. I, Joey Breach, leave my quiet manner to Larry Reeves and Bob Seggerman. I, Cheryl Brunson, leave to join the wide, wide world of opportunity. I, David Carrithers, leave Mrs. Hankey's answer book to whoever can find it. I, Alan Cline, leave all the stunts I have pulled to whoever can use them. I, Steve Constant, leave my tube of SCORE to Wesley Hoobler. I, Jon Crusius, leave my highly unsuccessful basketball career to anyone who wants it. I, Maureen Duffy, leave my trouble with flats to anyone with a spare. I, Roger Evans, leave my muscular physique to Delmar Jarman. I, Jim Everett, leave all the airplanes I threw in 3rd hour study hall to Mr. Reckling. I, Dennis Faulk, leave my moderate speed behind the wheel, to Roger Jones. I, Pat Greenwood, leave my ability to get into trouble with Mr. Grose to my sister, Linda. I know she will do the job quite nicely. I, Gary Harp, leave my ability to stay at odds with Mr. McNealy in Modem Problems class to anyone who wants to start minor revolution. I, Carolyn Harper, leave my marching ability to Raleigh Barker. I, Larry Harrawood, leave my ability to roam the halls and still look busy to Keith Kelsey. I, Tom Harvey, leave all of Mrs. Rinkenberger's unanswered College English questions to any junior who reads his assign ment as often as I did. (NEVER!) I, Barb Hershe, leave English to Mrs. Rinkenberger. I, Harry Hinthome, leave my reserved seat on the student bus to Jeff and Marcia. I, Eugene Hostetler, leave my love for 1st hour College English to any member of the junior class. I, Karen Hunsinger, leave my 7th hour study hall seat to my brother Bobby. I know he will take VERY good care of it. I, Fred Hunt, leave my multi-colored socks to anyone who has the nerve to wear them. I, Kay Ingerski, leave my ability to chatter constantly and my love to dance at any hour, to ALL loyal E.P.H.S. I, Pat Janssen, leave my care-free ways to Karen Hartman--(friends are like that--yeah they are!) I, Bryan Jeffreys, leave--that's all, just leave. I, Leslie Kaufman, leave my size to Herb Steele and Don Pannier. I, Ann Kearney, leave my love for 6th hour P.E. class to Linda Yount. I, Barb Kingdon, leave El Paso High, "glad to be going, but sorry to be leaving." I, Mike Krieg, leave my secret route from Ag to Bookkeeping to Darrell Parkhouse. I, Edith Larsen, leave some long bangs and a Granny dress to Shirley Vandegraft in case this should still be in style next winter. I, Jennifer Lindsey, leave my quiet (??) ways in study hall to Donna McClure. I, Kathy Martin, leave a wagon to Jeff and Marcia--it will at least get you where you are going. I, Dennis McMillan, leave Mrs. Rinkenberger's poetry to whoever wants it! ! I, Dick McWilliams, leave my good running '52 Chevy to Keith Roberts. I, Carol Mool, leave my love for Bessie to my sister, Karen. (Hope she can get her started!) I, Gail Moreland, leave my broom and dust pan to Gene and Charley with all good wishes. I, Laura Patterson, leave my unsurpassed ability to say absolutely nothing in 25 words or more to anyone who has an abundant vocabulary and a lack of facts. I, Marj Pinkham, leave my quiet, refined manner to Crystal Reckling. I, Doug Quiram, leave my ability to give an impromptu speech to Tom Wickenhauser. I, Bob Rebbec, leave 6th hour library, by popular demand. I, Diane Robenstein, leave my brush, comb, and deodorant can to the class that confiscated them anyway--6th hour P.E. I, Mike Scheer, leave my fast and accurate basketball % to---well, I don't know yet. I, Dallas Schuler, leave--hoping one can't get into trouble for chewing gum in college. I, Avis Schultz, leave my daily fights with Mr. Roy to anyone who can talk his way out of being sent to the office. I, Mary Ann Scott, leave the office to Mr. McNealy----(I knew it better than he did anyway!) I, Charles Smith, leave 2nd year Algebra to Mr. Kays. I, Dave Sparks, leave locker 149 and the lock to anyone with a saw. I, Meriam Summy, leave my good behavior and intellectual ability to my brother, Jimmy. Have fun! I, Linda Talbert, leave my sister, Bobbie, to carry on here, so I can meet Drew in his Ford GT, even though it does have BUCKET SEATS! ! I, Allene Varccyoc, leave 1st chair in the clarinet section to anyone who wants to cope with Don Ray. I, Hank Wagner, leave my wrestling ability to Herb Steele. We, Mary Ann Scott and Avis Schultz, leave to join the jealous, unpredictable, but wonderful world of the Houck Brothers! !! We, Pat Greenwood and Karen Hunsinger, leave------headed for the bright lights of Bloomington--ready for fun. We, Jennifer Lindsey and Evelyn Armstrong, leave our 7th and 9th hour study hall seats to anyone who will use them. 0 . V £vP Pv - % p X$xp "vP XN-' ■ V i .X- P-X p- ps , vr - rv'-. • V. P ;- ■ C - %- viN X v -P -, '■ x - -, -. - r-' - ■ "i •;. • — •■'•-A ' Vr - • ' v - . x v-w - ,.. , t „ : - j v « , “ v . mj» - 7 » , -"T s — . •• • X '- •■ ' %. . - p - -‘X ; -- • -.p 7 . v x A X -X ' X ; - P - V • • " ' . VP : - V - rr P . X ■» ■ '■' - ' -Pr-v - :r? • ‘ .Px. • • X vt' T «. P7 • V . , • P .... -• .-. 4 —-- V;' . P

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