Volume IX Eureka, Illinois Moy, 1954
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Edited by the Senior Class
GOODFIELD EUREKA --- CONGER VILLE
Unit District 140
THE HORNET STAFF
EDITOR . . . MARGARET TAYLOR
Layout . . Dick Reesman
Literary Nancy Herschel
Picture . Irma Bowald
Sports . . Bob Gresham
Art . .... . . . Carolyn Purdy
Business Manager . . Dorothy Sandstrom
Circulation Manager . . . Ernest Knecht
Chief Typist . . . Caroll Zimmerman
Literary- Layout- Art-
Minnie Marie Schlupp
Mary Lynn Brown
Faculty Advisor . . Edward L. Major
Ads .... . . Mary Clark
Circulation . . . . Arthur Phillips
Official Photographer ..... Homer B. Reesman
Printer . . Eureka Printing and Stationery Company
Engraving ..... Peoria Engraving Company
MARY CLARK ARTHUR PHILLIPS
We, the class of '54, dedicate our volume of the Hornet
to Miss Clark and Mr. Phillips, in appreciation of their constant
endeavor to advise us and to make our days at E. I-I. S. memorable.
They have stood by us unfalteringly, always willing and
eager to give of their time to help make a success of all our
undertakings. It is with deepest sincerity that we offer our
thanks and wish them a very successful future.
Like birds, we have winged our way through four eventful
years and are now ready to start our flight toward new and indi-
vidual goals. The highlights of these years of work and fun are
retained within these pages, a lasting remembrance of this step to
the doors to the future.
THOMAS ELBERT WIGGINS
EUREKA HIGH SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION
1936 - 1949
PRESIDENT UNIT 140 BOARD OF EDUCATION
1949 - 1954
Few men can cut through the bonds of selfishness to serve their age in a genuinely
altruistic manner. To do so takes character of the highest type because our basic
urges are ego-centric and the art of working for the common Weal has to be carefully
cultivated if it is to iiourish. Thomas Elbert Wiggins dedicated his life to enriching
the lives of others. For this cause he Was Willing to lay down his life and Work far
into the night long after lesser men would have laid down the burden.
Mr. Wiggins had an unusual capacity for seeing through surface elegance and ap-
praising the true value of ideas and things. He recognized long time values and was
willing to devote his energies to the attainment of such. He was a true friend of lib-
eral education, of teaching and of people. His consuming desire as president of the
board of education of Unit District 140 Was that every decision of the board Was in
line with the philosophy, "What is best for all the boys and girls in Unit District 140 ?"
T. E. Wiggins Would not be disturbed by the trifling things of life. He held
positions of high honor and distinction because station in life did not affect his true
sense of humility or his true sense of values. He could smile in defeat and from the
rubble and splinters of blasted hopes find the material for building better mansions.
Regardless of the burden he carried in his heart he did not complain or in any Way
expect or accept sympathy.
He served his age in many different Ways. He was an outstanding teacher who
could re-activate the great beauties and lessons of literature and kindle an enthusiasm
among his students for the hidden treasures of man's best recorded thoughts. He could
lead groups of people in thinking through important problems and arrive at sound de-
cisions. He had the capacity for true friendship.
In spite of his great capacity for leadership in many causes of importance his ever
abiding interest was that of his family. He brought patience, kindness and forbearance
into his household in unusual proportions and even in his last hours Was solicitous
lest his illness become a burden to his loved ones.
Thomas Elbert Wiggins had an abiding faith in God and the things of the Spirit.
He believed that "All things Work together for good to those Who love God" and he
was ready to contribute his talent to the Work of the "kingdom not made with hands."
Even in the face of declining physical strength he accepted great responsibilities in
the Work of the local church.
He would never have been brought to consider himself a great man. The things
he did were not spectacular. He did not accumulate material Wealth, world acclaim or
political power. It would have been entirely foreign to Mr. Wiggins' nature to have
desired to do so. But to know him well was to love him and the fact that he walks
no more among us will bring with increasing poignancy the realization that a great
and good man has taken his departureg but "his good Works do follow him."
Tilman R. Smith, Superintendent
Community Unit School District 140.
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Board of Education, Unit District 140
FRONT ROW - Mr. Sam Bechtel, Mr. Ralph Imhoff, Mrs. Margaret Riley.
SECOND ROW - Superintendent Smith, Mr. Roy Kuntz, Mr. Kenneth Cross, Mr. Earl Reel.
Piloting the destinies of Unit District 140 is the heavy burden of the members of
the School Board. During the five years of organization of the District Unit, they
have worked tirelessly to coordinate the needs of the various schools with the desires
of the public. In these days of high taxes and expanding population, it is no mean
task, and we feel fortunate to have such capable individuals at the helm.
We sincerely mourn the loss of Mr. T. E. Wiggins, President of the School Board
of Unit District 140, who died March 2, 1954. It is the loss not only of a devoted and
able worker, but also of a true friend to young and old alike.
Educational Advisory Council, Unit District 140
FRONT ROW - Mr. Ralph Litwiller, Mr. Warren Roemersberger, Mr. John Troyer, Mrs. Ed Riley,
Mrs. Lyle Barker, Mrs. Wayne Netherton, Mr. Glenn Voorhees, Mr. Walter King.
SECOND ROW - Mr. Dick Romersberger, Mr. Ray Heinhold, Mr. Clyde Knapp, Mr. John Eyman,
Mr. Nathan Scharp, Mr. J. B. Schrock, Mr. Robert Goetzinger, Mr. John Kauffman.
The Educational Advisory Council of Unit District 140 consists of a group of inter-
ested citizens from all parts of the district who work with the Board of Education and
the school staff. The primary aims of this organization are to promote a better un-
derstanding of the school program, to seek ways of improving the present system, and
to exchange ideas dealing with education in the community. This group can certainly
be commended for its interest and public relations work.
TILMAN R. SMITH
As superintendent of Unit District
140, Mr. Smith has the exacting job
of planning, coordinating, and adminis-
tering the four-school unit. During his
years in this capacity, it has been his
constant aim to improve the educational
facilities of the district, and despite his
many school obligations, he still finds
time to take a personal interest in both
students and faculty.
B. A., Cornell University
M. Ed., M. A., University of Illinois
Mr. Cable, Principal of the Eureka
High School, also teaches a second se-
mester Psychology class. Along with
his other school responsibilities, he
gives much of his time and effort in
KENNETH D. CABLE
University of Nebraska
Conservatory of Music, Leipzig
Conservatory of Music, Brussels
Mr. Saxton, who has been a
memlber of the Eureka teaching
staff for twenty-two years, teaches
the band classes in the high school
and also in the grade schools of
B. S., Central Missouri Teachers
This marks Mr. Hammond's thir-
teenth year at Eureka High School.
He teaches all the commercial sub-
jects-typing, shorthand, book-
keeping, and office practice.
EDWARD L. MAJOR
B. A., Eureka College
M. A., University of Illinois
For twenty-one years Mr. Major,
an alumnus of Eureka High, has
faithfully served as instructor in
World History, American History,
Civics and Economics. He has also
been the faculty advisor to the
Hornet Staff and has spent much
time and effort in this behalf.
A. B., Bradley University
Miss Jenkins has been with Eu-
reka High School for the past ten
years. She is in charge of all girls'
physical education classes. She also
has classes in the Davenport Grade
School and is faculty advisor to
the G. A. A.
B. S., Eureka College
M. S., University of Illinois
Mr. Reesman has been a faculty
member of Eureka High School for
ten years. He teaches General
Science, Biology, and Chemistrv.
and gives much of his time and
eifort throughout the year as
photographer for the Hornet.
B. Ed., Illinois State Normal
M. A. Bradley University
For eight years Mr. Emory has
taught Industrial Arts I, II and III
at Eureka High School. He also
has a class of seventh grade boys
at Davenport Grade School, and
has been co-advisor to the Fresh-
man class this year.
A. B., Illinois Wesleyan
M. A., Bradley University
For eight years Mr. Wallick has
served on the Eureka High School
faculty. He teaches Freshman Al-
gebra and Mathematics I, and also
coaches football, track, and is as-
sistant basketball coach. This past
year he has been co-advisor to the
B. S., Bradley University
MP S., Iowa State College
For the past seven years Mrs.
Sullivan has taught Homemaking
I, II and III. She also teaches a
seventh grade class at Davenport
School, is faculty advisor to the
F. H. A., and has been co-advisor
to the Freshman class this year.
B. S., University of Illinois
M. Ed , University of Illinois
Mr. Phillips has been instructor
of Agricultural classes at Eureka
for six years. During this time
he has been faculty advisor to the
F. F. A., and Senior class co-ad-
visor for the 1953-54 school term.
B. A , Monmouth College
Miss Clark, a faculty member
for the past three years, is in
charge of the vocal music depart-
ment, and also teaches music at
the Goodfield and Congerville
Grade schools. She has given gen-
erously of her time as co-advisor
to the Senior class.
B. Ed., Illinois State Normal
Miss Douglas has taught three
ycars at Eureka High School. Be-
sides teaching English II classes
and filling the position of librarian,
Miss Douglas has been co-advisor
to the Junior class and advisor
for the Cheerleaders the past year.
B. S., B. Ed., Illinois State Nor-
The year 1953-54 marks Miss
Vitzthumfs third year at Eureka
High. She teaches English I, Latin
I and II. She is faculty advisor
for the Nautilus and has been co-
advisor of the Junior class for the
A. B., Eureka College
Miss Keller has just completed
her second year at Eureka High
School. She teaches English III,
IV, and Speech, and directs the
dramatic presentations of the
school. She has been co-advisor
to the Sophomore class this year.
Mrs. Naifziger has been school
secretary for the past five years.
She is always willing to assist in
B. S., Eureka College
Mr. Thommen has completed his
second year at Eureka. He teaches
Mathematics and Physics, and is
coach of basketball and baseball,
and assistant football coach. He
is also faculty advisor to the
MRS. CATHERINE BRUCE
Mrs. Bruce watches over the
health of all the students in Unit
GEORGE ADAMS BERT WHITMAN
FRONT ROW - Mr. Emil Keller, Mr. Kenneth Crawford, Mr. Lloyd Stalter, Mr. Dallas
Roland, Mr. Dan Knapp. SECOND ROW - Mr. Gilbert Hasenyager, Mr. Paul Lightfoot,
Mr. Carl Johann, Mr. Mike Miller, Mr. Guilford Zook.
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"Her good points are many,
her bad points few."
Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, A Cappella
3, 4, F. H. A. 1, 2, Nautilus 1, 2, 3, Year-
book 4, Operetta 3, 4, Librarian 3, Stunt
Show 3, Solo 1, 2, 3, Contests 1, 2, 3, 4, Class
Ofiicer 4, President 4, Ensembles 1, 2, 3, 4,
Homecoming Queen 4.
"Enough work to do and
strength enough to do the work."
Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, Junior Play 3,
Nautilus 1, 2, Yearbook 4, Operetta 3, 4, Class
Tournaments 1, 2, 3, Football 2, Basketball 1,
2, 3, Track 1, 2, Stunt Show 2, 3, 4, Solo 2, 4,
Contests 2, 3, 4, Class Officer 4, Vice President,
Ensembles 2, 3, 4, A Cappella 3, 4, Madrigal 4.
J A N E H E
"A personality peppered
I K E N
with good humor."
Junior Play 3, One-Act Plays 3, F. I-I. A. 1, 2,
3, 4, G. A. A. 1, 2, Student Council 3, 4,
Nautilus 2, 3, 4, Yearbook 4, Class Tourna-
ments 1, Librarian 3, 4, Stunt Show 4, Class
Officer 4, Secretary.
"Slow and steady wins the race."
Band 1, Chorus 2, 3, 4, A Cappella 3, 4, Mad-
rigal 4, Student Council 3, Yearbook 4, Class
Tournaments 1, 2, 3, 4, Basketball 1, 2, Base-
ball 1, 2, 4, Stunt Show 2, 3, 4, Contests 3, 4,
Class Oflicer 4, Ensembles 3, 4, Operetta 4.
VERNEBACHMAN ROMA BARTLOW
"Talks so little, thinks so much." "Simplicity and an unaffected air."
Vlwrus 1: I". I". A- 1. 2, 12. 4: Class Tnllffwmvuts F. H. A. 1, 2, :s, 4: ts. A. A. 1, 2, :ig Nautilus 2, Yam--
ly 55, 41 Tm"k 2. 31 43 Bilwhflll 43 Sllml Show 3- book 41 Class Tournaments 1, 2, Stunt Show 3.
RICHARD BANER DORIS BECHTEL
"What an atomic personality, confoozin' but a.moozin'!" Hshe is not like 3 star, for of her there is only cnet.,
Band 1, Chorus 1, 2, Zi, 4, A Cappella 2, 3, 4, Junior
may 3: 0,,,..Ad play 33 Y,..m-imnk 43 Class Tgurna- Chorus 4, Junior Play 3, One-Act Play Si, F. H. A
ments 1, 2, 11, 4: Football 1, 2, Basketball 1, 2, 1. 2. Hisfflflflll 3, PN'Sldf'Y1l 4? G- A- AA 1. 23 Silldfql
Travk 1, 2, Stunt Show 1, 2, 3, Solo 2, 3, 4, Contests Count-il Reporter 4, Nautilus 1, 2, 3, 4, Yearbook 4
34 3, 4: lq,,M.,,,bl..S 3, :xg Operetta 3, 4. Operetta 4, Class Tournaments 1, 2, Librarian 4
Stunt Show 1, 2, 3.
"The girl with smiles for everyone." 1
Chorus l, 2, Zi, 4, F. H. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, G. A. A. 1, 2, 3,
Nautilus 1, 2, Ii, Yearbook 4, Class Tournaments
1, 2, 3, Librarian 15, 4, Stunt Show 2, Contests 2, 3.
"Doing easily what others find diiiicult is talent."
Band 1, 2, Zi, 4: Chorus 2, 3, 4: Junior Play 3, F. H. A.
1, 2, G. A, A, l: Student Count-il 1, 4, Nautilus 2, 3, 4,
Yearbook 4: Operetta 3, 4, Class Tournaments 1, 2,
IS, 4, Stunt Show 1, 2, 3, Solo 1, 3, Contests 1, 2, 3, 4,
Vlass Officer, Treasurer 2, President 3.
MARY LYNN BROWN
"Dynamite comes in small packages."
Chorus 1, 2, Ci, 4, Junior Play 3, One-Act Plays 3,
F, H. A. 1, 2, G. A. A. 1, 2, 15, 4, Nautilus 1, 2, 3, 4,
Yearbook 4: Operetta Ii, 4, Class Tournaments 1, 2,
Il, 4, Cheerleader 1, 2, 3, 4, Stunt Show 3, Contests
2, IS, 4, lflnsembles 3, 4, Madrigal 4, A Cappella 3, 4,
Solo Si, 4.
"It's nice to be natural when you're naturally nice."
Chorus 4, Junior Play 3, One'-Act Plays 3, F. H. A.
1, 2, Treasurer 3, Vice President 4, G. A. A. 1,
Treasurer 2: Student Council 2, Nautilus 2, 4, Year-
hook 4, Operetta 4, Class Tournaments 1, 2, 3, 4,
Stunt Show 2, fi, Solo 3, Contests 3, Ensembles 4,
A Cappella 4.
M A R Y C R I D E R
"No limits 'but the sky."
Band 1, 2, Il, 4, Cont-ertmeister 3, 4, Madrigal 3, 4,
Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4: Junior Play 3, One-Act Play .,
F. H. A. l, 2, Reporter 2, G. A. A. l, 2: Nautilus 2:
earhook 4, Operetta 3, 4, Stunt Show 1, 2, 3, 4,
Yolo 3, 4: Contests 1, 2, 3, 4, ldnsenibles 1, 2, 3, 4,
Cappella 2, 3, 4.
E V E L Y N C R U M P
"As good-natured a soul as e'er trod on shoe of leather."
F. H. A. 1, 2, 3, 4: G. A, A. 1, 2, 3, Nautilus 2,
Yearbook 4, Class Tournaments 4, Librarian 4, Stunt
M A R Y D A R S T
"I laughed tlll I cried."
Band l, 2, 3, 4, Chorus 2, Il, 4, A Cappella 4, F. H. A.
l, 2, Nautilus 2, Yearbook 4, Operetta 3, 4, Con-
tests 1, 2, 3, 4.
"A man of inches, and every inch a. 1na.n."
Band 1, 2, 3, 4, A Cappella 3, 4, Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4,
Junior Play 3, Yearbook 4, Operetta 3, 4, Class
Tournaments 1, 2, Football 1, Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4,
Track 4, Stunt Show 3, Contests 1, 2, 3, 4, En-
sembles 2, 3.
'1Gentlemen prefer blondes, but
not when Normals around."
Salem, Illinois 1, 2, 3, Chorus 4, Nautilus 4, Year-
book 4, Operetta 4, Homecoming Attendant 4.
"The best of men, the best. of sports."
Chorus 1, 2, 4, F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, President, Student
Council 2, 3, Nautilus 3, 4, Yearbook 4, Football 1, 2,
3, 4, Basketball 1, 2, 3, Track 1, 2, 3, Class Officer 1,
President, A Cappella 4, Lette-rmen's Club.
"A man of few words, but those words count."
Band 1, Chorus 1, 2, 4, Junior Play 3, F. F. A, 1,
2, Il, Treasurer 3, Secretary 4, Student Council 2, 3, 4,
Vit-ze President 4, Nautilus 3, 4, Yearbook 4, Operettn
4, Class Tournaments 1, 2, 3, 4, Basketball 1, 2,
3. 45 Track 1, 2, 3, 4, Baseball 4, Stunt Show 2, 3, 4,
Contests 1, 2, 4, Class Officer, Vice President 3,
"'1'wink1ing eyes that bespeak a. pleasant nature."
Band 1, 2. 55, 43 Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, Junior Play 3,
One-Act Plays 3, F. H. A. 1, 2, 3, G. A. A. 1, 2, 3,
Nautilus 1, 2, JS, 4, Yearbook 4, Operetta 3, 4,
Class Tournaments 1, 2, 3, 4, Cheerleader 2, Stunt
Show 2, 3, Contests 1, 2, 3, 4, Ensembles 3, 4,
Madrigal 3, 4, A Cappella 3, 4.
" What wisdom can you find that
is greater than kindness?"
"Age cannot wither her, nor custom
stale her infinite variety."
orus l, 2, il, 4: Une-Act Plays Il: F. H, A. 1, 2,
lp, H, A I 2 3 4. G. A4 A' 2, N,,,,,,l,,S I 2. tl. A. A. 1, 2: Nautilus 1, 2, Cl, 4, Yearbook 4,
Yearbook 4: Class Tournaments l, 2, Cl, 4, Stunt Ulwlhelta :li 4i Class Tmlrnamlanls 1' 2' ll' 47 Stunt
Show 3' Shaw 2, JS, 4, Contests 2, Il, 4: ltlnsembles 2, Sl, 4,
A Cappella Il, 4.
"Just call her a true and thoughtful friend."
S A M H O H U L I N
"He is no devil, yet no saint perhaps,
but well-he is the very best of chaps."
Band l, 2, Sl, 4, Chorus 1, 2, fl, 4, Nautilus 1, 2
lik ll. A- l. 3. 31 li- A- A- 3, 32 Y1'iWb00k 43 Clilss Yearbook 4, Uperetta 3, 4, Class Tournaments 1, 2
'l'our-naments 4: Stunt Show Il. 3, 4: Basketball 1, 2, Baseball 1, 2, Cl, 43 Stun
"Rhythm and harmony find their way
into the inward places of the soul."
Band 1, 2, Il. 4: A Cappella 3, 4, Madrigal 4, Chorus
1. 2, Sl, 4, President 4, One-Art Play Il, F. H. A. 1, 2,
'I'i'eusure1' 2, tl. A. A. 1, 2: Student Count-il Cl, 4,
Secretary 55, Nautilus 2, 3, 4, Yearbook 4,
Uperetta il, 4, Class Tournaments 3, Stunt Show
1, 2, Il: Solo 2, Ii, 4, Contests 2, Il, 4, Ensembles 2, 3, 4.
"Without music life would be a mistake."
Band 2, Il, 4, Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, President 3, A Cap-
pella 2, Il, 4, One-Apt Plays 3, F. H. A. 1, 2, G. A. A.
1, 2, Student Council 1, 2, Nautilus 1, 2, 3, 4, Assistant
Editor Il, Editor 4, Yearbook 4, Operetta Zi, 4, Class
Tournaments 1, 2, 3, Stunt Show 1, 2, 3, S010 2, 3,
4, Contests 2, 3, 4, Class Officer 2, Vice President,
Ensembles 2, il, Madrigal 3, 4.
"She is pretty to walk with, pretty to
talk with, and pleasant to think of."
Chorus 1, 2, Zi, 4, Junior Play Il, One-Aet Plays 3,
F. H. A. 1. 2. 3. 4: G, A. A. 1. 2. 3. 4: Student
Council 15, 4: Nautilus 1, 2, 3, 4, Yearbook 4, Operetta
Zi, 4, Class Tournaments 1, 2, Il, 4, Cheerleader 2, 3, 4,
Stunt Show 2, Si, Contests 3, 4, Ensembles 3, Home-
coming Queen Attendant 4.
"Not for the glory of winning,
but for the fun of the game."
A Cappella Zi, 4: Madrigal 4, Chorus 1, 3, 4, F. F. A.
I, 2, Ii, 4, Treasurer 4, Student Council 43 Nautilus
35, 4, Yearbook 4, Uperetta Il, 4, Class Tournaments
l, 2, Zi, 4, Football Sl, 4, Basketball 2, Track 2, 3, 4,
Baseball Zi, 4: Letterme-n's Club, Stunt Show 2, Con-
tests Il, 4, Class Officer Il, Ensembles 4.
Show Il, 41 Contests 2, Ii, 4, Ensembles 2, Sl. 4' A
Cappella Si, 4: Madrigal 3, 4, l1ettervnen's Cluln.
'Don't rush me, girls. The line forms at the left."
nd 1, 2, Sl. 4: Fhui-us It, 4: Junior Play Zi: Studi-nt
unvil 1, 2, 4: Nautilus fi, 4: Yi-sxrbfmk 4: Oporeltzi
3 43 Claus Ttuirmiiiix-nts 1, 2: Fuutlizill 2: Baiskvt-
lull 1, 2, Cl, 4: Sulu 4: Conti-sts 1, 2, Zi, 4: linsemlilt-s
g 43 A Cgiplwllzi 4: Mutlrigul 4: King Attendant 4.
'KA sweet smile, and oh, those dimples!"
f'lim'us 2, JS, 4: A Fzlppvllzu 2. 25, 4: Juniui' Plill' 752
One-Ar-t Plays 511 I", H. A. 1, 2: G. A. A. I, 2, 353
Nautilus 1, 2, ZZ, 4: Yeairliouk 4: Upwuttai 55, 4: Uluss
Tfiiiriisuiwilts 1, 2, 25, 4: Stunt Slum' 2, Sl: Sulo 8, 4:
Contests 2, Sl, 4: liiisvinliles 2, ii, 4: Maidrigail Ji, 4,
D 0 N M A S 0 N
"A take-it-as-it-comes lad."
Yvairlmfmk 41 Stunt Show 2, 3.
"A pleasant and likable fellow."
Band 1, 2, IS: Chorus 2, IS. 4: Yearbook 4: Opt-retta
35, 4: Class Toi1i'iimm-nits 1, 2, 35, 45 B2Wk0'LbP11l 13
Stunt Show 2: Uontvsts 1, 2, 55, 4.
"Personality and vitality-as much fun as a circus."
Band 1, 2, Zi, 4: Chorus 1, 2: F. H. A. 1, 2, 8, 4:
ll. A. A. 1, 2: Stunt Shuw 3: Nautilus 1, 2, 3, 4:
Yearbook 4: Class Tournaments 1, 2, 3: Librarian 4:
Contests 1, 2, 3, 4.
"A live wire that crackles with mischief."
F. H. A. 1, 2. 13, 4: G. A. A. 2, 3, 4: Vive President 4
Nautilus 2: Yearbook 4: Class Tournament 2, 3, 4
Stunt Show 15, 4.
"Poise and refinement are among her many qualities."
Chorus 1, 2, Zi, 4: Junior Play 3: One-At-t Plays 3:
F. H. A. 1, 2: G. A. A. 1, 2: Student Count-il 1, 2:
Nautilus 1, 2, 3, 4: Yoarbuok 4: Opervttzi Ii, 4: Cheer'-
lezxdei' 2, 3. 4: Stunt Show 2, Zi, 4: Conte-sts 2, Ii, 4:
Ensvmlrles 2, 3, 4: Queen Attendant 1: A Cappella
2, Il, 4: Madrigzxl 4: Solo JS, 4.
"Doing nothing in particular with
a. great deal oi skill."
Student Council 1, 2: Opervtta IB, 4: Class Tourna
ments 1, 2, Ji, 4: Football l, 2: Trzuek 1, 2, LS, 4
Stunt Show 2: Class Officer 1, 2: A Cappella 4
Lette-'rInen's Club: Basketball 1, 2, li, 4.
J A N E T P E A S E
"I'11 build a road to the stars."
Ulmrns l, 2, Ci, 43 A Uznppcllax 2, Il, 43 l", H. A. l, 2,
76, 4: Nautilus 2, 253 tlpprm-tial Si, 43 tllzlss 'FKIIIFIHIIIIQIIIS
lg I.ihruria1n 4: Stunt Show 353 Solo 2, 153 Contests
3, JS: Iinsvnxhlt-s 2, 15, -1.
L 0 I S R E E S E R
"Cute and clever."
l-'. ll. A. l. Il, Ci, 41 tl. A. A. 1, LZ, 35: Nuutilus 2
Yezu-lumk 43 tllnss 'Fournalnwnts l: Stunt Slum' Cl.
"There is no great genius without
C A R 0 L Y N P U R D Y some touch of madness."
UTD love an beauty Whether of nature or of art' Hand l, 2, IS, 4: Chorus ZZ, Cl, 4: Juninr Play 355 Une
I-horns 2 33 4. F. HA A' 1 2. Nautilus 4. Yearbook 4. Avt Plays Ii: Student fluuuril l, 2, 4: Yr-'nrlrook 4
Ulwwtm gl 4, mhmriunl 3, Stunt Shlow 2 3 4: 1lilE'l't'1lil ZS, 4: Bnskotlmll l, 13: Stunt Show l, 2, 35 4
S010 3 3. cvuntmis 2 3 4l. Enselnhms 3 4, V Y t'untt-sts 1, 2, Zi, 4: l'lIlSt-'llllJll'S 73, 43 A Cnppllln Il 4
"He is a good scout in every way."
Band I, 22, 22, 43 t'lmrus 13 l". l". A. 1, 2, Zi, 43
Yearlmuk 41 Kllzlss Tu1xl'lmnu'nIs l, 2, Zi, 45 Frmtllzlll
Ii, 43 liuskutlmll l, 21 'I'r:u-k 2: Iiasvlmll 1, 2, Si, 45
flolltt-'sts l, 2, 25, 43 l'Inse-lnlrlvs ii, 4.
"Nice, neat, and hard to beat."
l'lmrus l, 12, 43 lf. H. A. 1, 25 Nautilus 1, 2: Yearhouk
43 tlpvrvtta 4: Stunt Show Il.
"It seems as if she is always in a good mood."
Hand 1, 2, il, 45 Chorus 13 F. H. A. 1, 25 Nautilus
l, 2, JS: Yearbook 43 Stunt Show 1, 3, 43 Con-
tests 1, 2, ::, 4.
"Of quiet way, but brightest thoughts."
l". ll, A. 2: G. A. A. 1, 2.
Mzldrigfnl 4: Solo -1.
"A friend once, a friend forever."
Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, A Cappella 3, 4,
F. H. A. 1, 2, 55, Nautilus l, Yearbook 4: Opt-retta
"Happiness is cheaper than worry!
Why pay the higher price?"
3 4. gt gh C txt' 1 9 1 44 Ememmeg ,V F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Class Tournaments 1, 2, 3, 4,
' ' ' um ' ml ' on P' 5 ' " " ' ' ' ' ' Football 1, 2, 3, 4, Basketball 2, Lettermenls Club.
"One is bound to like her."
"Quiet, but oh so nice."
Chorus 1' 2. 3, 4: F' H' A' 1, 2' 3: Nnumus 1. G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, Yearbook 4, Class Tournaments
Yearbook 4: Operetta 3, 4, Stunt Show 3, Contests 1' 21 31 45 Stunt Show 3-
2, 3, 4, A Cappella 3, 4.
"A good mind possesses a, kingdom."
Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Chorus 3, 4, F. H. A. 1, 2, Nautilus
2, 4, Yearbook 4, Operetta 3, 4, Librarian 2, 3,
Stunt, Show 2, 3, Class Officer 1, Ensemble 4.
G E O R G E T H 0 R N
"It is quality rather than quantity that matters."
Chorus 2, 3, 4, Junior Play 3, One-Act, Plays 3,
Student Council 3, 4, President 4, Yearbook 4,
Operetta 3, 4, Basketball 1, 23 Track 3, Stunt, Show
2, 3, 4, Contests 2, 3, 4, Class Officer, President 2,
A Cappella 3, 4.
"Winning is her way, pleasant is her smile."
Chorus 1, 2, 4, F. H. A. 2, G. A. A. 1, 2, Nautilus
l, 2, Yearbook 4, Class Tournaments 1, 2, 4, Stunt
Show 3, Contests 3.
R 0 N A L D W A B E L
"No one knows what he can do till he tries."
Chorus 4, F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Yearbook 4, Operetta
4, Class Tournaments 1, 2, 3, 4, Track 4, Lettermen's
Club, Football 1, 2, 3, 4.
GLENN WETTSTEIN WILMAWETTSTEIN
HIVS always Well for gne "The friendly way is the best way."
to know more than he says."
Chorus 2, 3, F, H. A. 1, 2, 4: G, A. A. 1, 2, 25:
l"- l", A- l. 3, 53, 4. ViC9 Pfesldellf 4? YP2H'l100k 4? Nautilus 2: Yearbook 4, Class Tournaments 1, 2, 3,
Class "I'ournuments 1, 2, 3, 4, Track 2, 3, 4g Stunt Stunt Show 2,
Show 2, IZ.
WILLIS WETTSTEIN WAYNEWHITTINGTON
"I live my life with no regrets " Hroouoose and fancy Heep
ICA lu. A, 1' 2' gg' 4: Yearbook 43 Class Tournaments Chorus 13 Yearbook 4, Football 1, 2: Stunt Show 2, 3
l, 12, Il. 43 Football IS, 43 Baseball 4, Stunt Show 2, 3,
Uontests 1, 2, IS, In-ttermen's Club.
"Not bold, nor shy, nor short, nor tall,
but a nice mixture of them all."
cll0'l'TIS l, 4: l". H. A. 1, 2, 3, G. A. A. 2, Nautilus
2, Yearbook 43 Upon-Ha 4, Class Tournaments 1, 2,
Zi, 41 llllJl'2ll'l2lll 4.
"Never serious, always gayg she's just that way."
F. H. A. 1, 2, Zi, 4, G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, Nautilus 25
Class Tournaments 1, 2, 3, 4, Stunt Show 3.
ft' ' 99
Knowledge is a key that wlll open man doors
Colors: Lavender and White
F ower: Lilac
Senior Class History
It was in the early autumn of 1950 that a somewhat bewildered
group of Freshmen took their first steps through the doors of Eureka
High School. At the beginning of the year they were busy getting ad-
justed and acquainted, and later were surprised by the Seniors with an
initiatio11 ceremony. In a class election, they chose Melvin Geiger to act
Being a very bright class, they realized that money-making oppor-
tunities were available for those who would go out and get them. Thus,
during their Sophomore year, under the supervision of George Thorn,
they served a dinner to the teachers at Teachers' Institute and picked
up corn. The class also won first place with their stunt during Home-
They continued their quest for learning-and money-during their
Junior year and picked Irma Bowald to aid them. Jobs such as noon
candy sales, concessions at home games, another dinner served to the
teachers, the Junior play, and the Junior-Senior Banquet-Prom all added
to their funds and experience. At this time the class realized how for-
tunate they were to have such able advisors as Miss Clark and Mr. Phillips.
After three months of much deserved rest, the class of '54 again en-
tered the doors of Eureka High. This time, as Seniors, they made Luana
Crawford president and devised plans for a yearbook, the Senior play,
and graduation. They were kept very busy, but somehow they found
time to surprise everyone by skipping school, one nice day, and going to
Starved Rock. In the spring the class of '54 parted. Each member went
his separate way, taking with him these memories and experiences in
education, which will long influence his life.
Citizenship D. A. R.
RICHARD REESMAN IRMA BOWALD
F. F. A. 119531 Whitman 119535
WARREN WHITE, MR. THOMAS
EDWARDS, ROBERT GRESHAM TOM KLAUS
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We, the members of the Senior class of '54 of Eureka High School, being of sound
mind and body, and being of superior knowledge, do hereby publicly ordain and es-
tablish this to be our last will and testament, and do solemnly proclaim any resem-
blance of this manuscript to a legal document of similar purpose to be entirely and
FIRST: We bequeath to our beloved Alma Mater memoirs of days well spent, when
our tinkling laughter and soft footfalls drifted unpretentiously down the hallowed
halls of E. H. S.
SECOND: We direct that the following be granted to the custodians of our edu-
cation, the faculty:
Mr. Cable-a special clock whose hands will obligingly stay at 8:29 a. m. until the
very last student is in the building, so that his valuable time won't be wasted filling
out tardy slips.
Mrs. Naffziger-a scooter especially fitted with square wheels to assist her in as-
scending and descending the stairs on her many errands.
Mr. Saxton-a Stradivarius violin, so that he may have nothing to do after classes
but fiddle his time away.
Mr. Major-a gun with which to fight the "Battle of the Bulge."
Mr. Hammond-an attachment for the mimeographing machine that plays the
"Missouri Waltz" as the little handle is being turned.
Miss Jenkins-all the left-over mixtures from the chemistry lab to be used as a
footbath. This is beneficial in removing the athlete's foot!
Mr. Reesman-one large magnet to make General Science "attractive" to all
Mr. Wallick-a box of twenty-five cent cigars to distribute While announcing the
thirty-nine F. H. A. girl addition to his family.
Mr. Emory-one group of students with the unique ability to draw and saw in
rhythm to the accompaniment of the chorus classes above.
Mrs. Sullivan--a year's supply of food capsules to lighten kitchen toil.
Mr. Phillips-we leave, assuring a quiet sixth hour study hall!
Miss Clark-a mousetrap that plays a catchy tune when it has caught its prey.
Miss Douglas-a bottle of ammonia to keep up her spirits at the games.
Miss Vitzhum-"something old, something new, something borrowed, something
blue," and something "real George!"
Miss Keller--a Reader's Digest to balance the podium and something "real Howard!"
Mr. Thommen-the spirit of Henry Hornet to make next year's basketball team an-
other real stinger.
George-our textbooks to be used as fuel, so that all following classes may be kept
warm, and the coal supply may be conserved.
Bert--a box of anti-slumber pills to keep him awake during late parties.
THIRD: We, the class of '54, unselfishly give a few of our many talents and
possessions to the members of the Junior class as follows:
Dick Baner leaves a booth in the lower hall to be run in his absence by Shirley
Bradle. The sign on the booth reads, "History Projects-Cheap."
Virginia Karl and Nancy Herschel place their little brothers, Lee and Bobby, in
the care of Donna Singleton and Dorothy Kuebler, so that they will not miss any
Kenny Tabor leaves his ability to "grin and share it" to Ruth Ales.
Class Will fcont.
Carol Blunier leaves her job at Crawford's to Mary Watkins. You've got to keep
jerking those sodas, Mary!
Margaret Taylor lends Janet Eastman a foot-of height, that is!
To Tom Sherman, Lois Reeser leaves her talent for getting a mid-year "shiner."
Jerry Lyons leaves his boots to Judy Bittner. You might get Jerry, too, if he can't
get out of them!
Marjorie and Marie Selvey leave their book entitled Two Heads Are Better Than
One to Marden Zook.
Jim Frerichs wills his long, lean and lanky frame to Ronald Fryrear. This is a
Connie Noecker leaves the Crosley to a well-suited Junior, Bill Traver. Says Con-
nie, "I'm just too tall!"
Wayne Whittington sadly bequeaths his best pair of Levis to Bill Hamilton, and
says, "Wear them well."
Janet Pease wills her old shoes to Don Moreland, so that he may further his ex-
periments with pink and green dyes.
It has been scientifically proven that a porous head accumulates more knowledge,
so Jane Heiken feels that she is quite generous in leaving her head with the many
holes to Darlene Neuhauser.
Dick Reesman leaves his never-ending flow of wit to Ina Mae Owen, with the hope
gliat she will carry on the old tradition of being "Champion Wise-cracker in the Senior
Luana Crawford leaves her last name to Sharon Janssen. Turnabout's fair play.
Bonnie Miller leaves her ability to calculate figures to Ronald Hammond. This
should be of great service to you, Ronald!
Marlene Hartter is the lucky recipient of Minnie Schlupp's dramatic manner. Min-
nie wondered, "To give up my drama, or not to give up my drama-that is the question."
Gladys Zimmerman leaves her excess supply of chewing gum to Ken Burrel. Gladys
has turned to "chewing the fat" instead. In other words, gum chewing interferes with
the fine art of conversation.
Ronnie Wabel leaves his football suit to his little brother. Says Ronnie, "You
might have to grow into it, Larry!"
Mary Crider wills her large stack of science-fiction comic books to Billy Dildine
and Frank Myers.
Caroll Zimmerman wills her ability to get kicked out of girls' gym class to Russell
Stoller. This particular ability shouldn't be too hard to acquire! 1
Margie Miller leaves her year-round sun tan to Bonnie Noll. Marg well remembers
the day when her hide was tanned for good!
Bill Romersberger leaves his chair in band to Walter Lott, on the condition that
Walt says every day, "Bill Romersberger sat here."
Irma Bowald leaves her knack for taking three weeks off from school and for be-
ing able to do schoolwork at the same time to Dick Woosley.
Edith Grusy leaves her cherished bottle of Quickie Hair Dye Cshade redl to Dar-
rell Eymann. Says Edie, "I never got the nerve."
Dick Payne leaves his class ring in the custody of-guess who?
Ardith Kauffman and Norma Gerrish bestow their place in line at the mirror upon
Evelyn Dubree and Cornelle Sides. To the whole Junior class, we advise keeping the
lines full if there is to be any hope at all of equaling the beauty passing out with the
class of '54.
Class Will fcont.
Willis Wettstein leaves his report card to Betsy Roehm. There might be room for
Dorothy Sandstrom wills her job on the cutters in the factory to Frank Woertz.
Dorothy explain that this is one place where you can really be a cut-up!
George Thorn leaves his long years of study at the piano and his own rendition
of the Grand Canyon Suite to Barbara Scharp. What about the sour notes?
Mary McCutcheon leaves her ability to get to first hour English class just before
the last bell rings to Douglas Neaveill. She says all you need is a fast jalopy, enough
energy to leap the stairs three at a time, a green jacket and no breakfast.
Bob Gresham leaves his ability to keep cool and calm during a political discussion to
Bob Bishop. You just have to be calm, be cool, and be collected Cwith apologies to
the cheerleadersj. ,
Mary Lynn Brown gladly leaves her many allergies to Judy Geiger. Says Mary
Lynn, "I've got more scratches than a box of matches."
Ernest Knecht wills one-half of his mustache to Larry Stalter and the other half
to 'Wayne Carr.
To Doris Denier goes Janice Ulrich's special talent of spraining her ankle just before
gym class and recovering in forty minutes.
Verne Bachman and Glenn Wettstein leave their ten easy lessons on the Art of
Fluent Speaking to Diane Steinberg.
Roma Bartlow leaves the natural bleached streak in her hair to Rosie Martinez.
Doris Bechtel leaves her jar of freckle cream to Ben Brubaker. Says Doris, "It
makes the cutest freckles."
Madolyn Tanner leaves two big jugs of aged apple cider to drink before every his-
tory test to Robert Smith. It's supposed to make the test perfectly painless. Sorry
we can't guarantee that the tests will be painstakingly perfect!
Wilma Wettstein wills her cheery greeting to be used particularly on gloomy days
to Donald Bauman.
Melvin Geiger leaves his "terrific television talent" to Wendell Litwiller.
Jacquinot Collins leaves her good common "horse sense" to Rita Krumholz.
Jane Hartter and Ruby Herberger leave their ability to study while typing an assign-
ment in office practice to Shirley Gibson and Peggy Schumm.
Gene Keidel leaves the privilege of running errands for Miss Keller during home-
room, study and eight other periods of the day to Tom Peterson.
Barbara Roth leaves Robert Schieber knowledge of a short-cut to Washburn.
Don Mason Wills his fishing lines and tackle with which he successfully "caught"
a Freshman girl to Donald Whitmer.
Mary Darst leaves her girlish giggle to Franklin Gerber.
Evelyn Crump leaves a book called VVhat Every Senior Should Know to sister Wanda.
Carolyn Purdy leaves her term paper on Angus cattle to Pearl Householter and
Lauretta Turner. You'd have to be in the moo--d for this one!
Bob Leman leaves his famous nickname to Rozanna McGinnis.
Dorothy Imhoff bequeaths her repertoire of jokes and tricks, which she has ac-
cumulated throughout the years, and a feather to Irvin Woeliie and Pat Van Scyoc.
The feather is to be used only in case no one laughs!
Nolan Meyer leaves his prize locker to Barbara Willis. It's right by the history room.
Due to Sam's deep regret there are no Hohulins in the Junior class, he has decided
not to leave.
In Witness Whereof, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-
four, we have hereunto afiixed our seal.
Being endowed by nature with a considerable curiosity, and being filled with four
years of excellent and sober counselling, we resolved at the earliest opportunity to ob-
serve and seriously reflect upon the consequences of those aforementioned four years
of counsel and diligence on the part of the illustrious members of the class of '54.
By very good fortune, we learned that a member of this class had invented the
first in a series of time machines, and ignoring the importunities of our betters, we
persevered in our desire to tempt Providence and take "Crider's Crazy Cruise" into
It is impossible to express the astonishment we felt on this truly prophetic trip,
and the following observations, to the best of our belief and memory, are a true re-
port of the class of '54 twenty years hence:
A crowd is gathering around the White House chanting, "Long Live President
Irma!" It is said that Miss Bowald is the first lady to run for President, since none
of the fairer sex has ever reached the age of thirty-five up to now.
Dick Baner and George Thorn have gone far in the music world-in fact, too far.
George grinds the organ while Dick rhythmically grabs for pennies.
Carolyn Purdy has a studio in Peoria. Her sign on the window reads, "Premium
Prices at Purdy's Painting Patio."
After years and years of experimentation, Dick Reesman has found a magic potion
to lasting youth. What is this wonderful potion? Explains Dick, "Goo."
Roma Bartlow, Lois Reeser and Madolyn Tanner are chief guides at Tanner's Or-
chards. Their famous tour is called, "Scenic Cider Sights."
Gene Keidel has just joined the Toni troup. With his curly hair, he's a natural.
Doris Bechtel is still President of F. H. A.-Feeble Housewives of America, that is.
Mary McCutcheon owns a taxi service. Says Mary, in confidence to her car, 'Tm
walking behind you."
Willis Wettstein has become a partner in a great manufacturing firm. The labels
on the little cans now read, "Libby, McNeiland Lippyf'
Giddyup and whoa. There went Jacquinotl Miss Collins has gained fame as the
new queen of the cowgirls.
Evelyn Crump is now Mrs. Evelyn Tea. Five little "crumpets" keep her plenty busy.
Edith Grusy is a bug exterminator at Schumacher's Jewelry Store. She takes care
of the ticks.
With eyes intent and fingers flying, Margaret Taylor is frantically working several
hundred levers on a mechanical brain. Says Maggie, "This brain is a pain! I could get
the answer faster myself."
One illustrious boy is "Knecthed" with an important business firm, and is working
"Ernestly" to get ahead.
The f'Miller Sisters," Bonnie and Margie, can be heard and seen on the Arthur God-
frey Shows. They have been with Mr. "G" for seven years, and recently won an award
for their unusual ability to retain their humility.
Monsieur Nolan Meyer has won World acclaim for his "cur-cut," featured in his
exclusive universal salon.
Class Prophecy fCont.
Ardith Kauffman is writing an autobiographical sequel to the Mother Goose rhyme,
"Old Mother Hubbard." Commenting on her book, Ardith says, "Times certainly have
Janice Ulrich and Gladys Zimmerman are chief hash-slingers and bottle-Washers at
Blunier's Beanery. They're dishing out a lot of corn.
Luana Crawford has just persuaded hubby Ronnie to go into the Janssen Bathing
Suit Business so they can swim happily through life together.
One of the class members has become the star of a great soap opera named, "Darest
I-Ie Marry Darst?"
Sam Hohulin is chef at the Goodiield Home for Leftover Sisters." His favorite dish
is hen's stew for the stewing hens.
Virginia Karl at last has a job at the Metropolitan. She cleans the rotten eggs off
Ronnie Wabel, Glenn Wettstein, and Verne Bachman are circus flea trainers. Say
the three, "we're just itching for fame."
As secretary to a large pillow manufacturing firm, Norma Gerrish has certainly
landed a soft job.
Barbara Roth is a well known reporter for Buyers' Guide. She claims you can find
anything from eggs to nickel at Roth's.! '
Dorothy Imhoff's latest book, a sequel to The Egg and I, Me and the Chickens, is
selling very "cheep." Says Dot, "It's strictly for the birds."
Geiger's Counter has become the favorite eating place of many. His specialty is
Nancy Herschel is manicurist at the Herschel Manufacturing Company. She files
Dick Payne and Jim Frerichs are now modeling bathing suits. Jim always said
that he'd got the job by "Hook" or by crook.
Caroll Zimmerman can be seen daily in the Woodford County Journal in a comic
strip entitled "Zippo Zimmerman, the Greatest Magician."
Connie Noecker has opened a studio near Bradley University known as "Brook's
Ballet Bar for Budding Ballerinasf' Her nurse's training certainly comes in handy at
Having acquired the title, "World's Champion Flagpole Sitter," Janet Pease has
finally realized her ambition to be on top.
Wilma Wettstein is still engaged to Les. Says Wilma, "This is an important step
in my life, and I don't want to rush into it."
Mary Lynn Brown and Bob Gresham are coaching the Donkey Baseball Team. It's
Jane Hartter is working in the Walt Disney Production of "Alice in Wonderland."
Her role is that of the Mad Hartter.
To get away from his many lady admirers, Bob Leman picked the coldest spot on
the map to do his crooning. He's still sending them, though. Everywhere in the Arc-
tic people are sighing, "Burrrrrr."
Class Prophecy fCont.
Margery and Marie Selvey are posing for advertisements of Double Bubble Gum.
Say the girls, 'How did we happen to get stuck in this business ?"
"Bubbles O'Lyons" is now appearing nightly in Secor Summer Stock.
Don Mason and Wayne Whittington are now traveling with the French Foreign
Legion. When last seen they were having a gay time in gay Paree.
Jane has married the last of the Mohicans. Now there are no mo-Heiken.
A famous personality in the Woodford County Farm Journal is Ken Tabor, who
poses for the tooth paste ads. His motto-"keep smiling."
Bill has invented a new sandwich which he calls a Romer's-Burger. Ruby, how-
ever, claims that Her-Burger is better.
Minnie Schlupp is the Vice-President in charge of the Schlupp's Finer Soups Com-
pany. All the consumer has to do is open the can and shl-l-I-o-o-pp!!!
Dorothy Sandstrom is Business Manager for Roszells. She has just made the head-
lines in the Nautilus for submitting a twenty dollar ad for the 1974 yearbook.
Upon our safe return, We gave sober thought to the above accounting and did note
with pleasure that the four years of application and industry had not fallen upon wasted
ground. The class can be commended for its superior intelligence, lack of conceits,
temperance, moderation, and undertakings of a nature above the common!!!
1. V. Karl, 2. A. Kauffman, 3. N. Herschel, 4. J. Heiken, 5. J. Ulrich, 6. B. Gresham, 7. B. Miller
8. R. Bartlow, 9. B. Roth, 10. M. Darst, 11. M. Cridcr, 12. Willis and Wilma Wettstein, 13. J. Pease
14. S. Hohulin, 15. D. Bechtel, 16. D. Imhoff, 17. Guess Who? 18. Marie and Margery Selvey, 19. J
Hartter, 20. C. Zimmerman, 21. C. Purdy, 22. M. Taylor, 23. M. McCutcheon, 24. C. Blunier, 25. E
Knecht, 26. J. Lyons, 27. M. Tanner, 28. C. Noecker.
Senior Personality Traits
Most Likely to Succeed
Pleasant Manner of Speaking
BOYS, CHOICE OF GIRLS' CHOICE OF
Connie Noecker and
Physique Ardith Kauffman
Thoroughness Irma Bowald
Leadership Irma Bowald
TRAITS GIRLS' CHOICE OF
Dependability Bob Gresham
Personality Bob Leman
Initiative Bob Gresham
Most Likely to Succeed Bob Gresham
Courtesy Bob Leman
Pleasant Manner of Speaking
Connie Noecker and
BOYS' CHOICE OF
Bob Leman and
Junior-Senior Banquet and Prom
The J unior-Senior Banquet and Prom, the big annual event sponsored
by the Junior class, was held at six-thirty on the evening of May 15th,
1954, in the high school gymnasium. The theme chosen by the Juniors
was Mardi Gras, and the decorations all centered around this theme.
Members of the faculty, the school board, and the janitors, as well as the
Senior class were guests at the festivities, and Sophomores, dressed in
keeping with the theme, served the meal.
Immediately following the Banquet, a Prom was held in the gym-
nasium with music provided by Bob Barron's orchestra. Reigning over
the banquet and dance were members of royalty chosen from the Junior
and Senior classes.
The Baccalaureate Service for the graduating class was held in the
Eureka Christian Church, Sunday evening, May 23, 1954, at seven-thirty
o'clock. Music was furnished by the high school A Capella choir, and the
Baccalaureate address was given by the Rev. John W. Swearingin.
The Commencement Exercises for the graduating class were held in
the Davenport School gymnasium on Friday evening, May 28, 1954, at
eight o'clock. The class of '54 set a precedent and voted to present a
student arranged program with music and speeches given by the members
of the Senior class.
Junior-Senior Banquet and Prom, 1952-53
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Judy Geiger Bill Traver Sharon Janssen Donna Singleton
President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer
Junior Class History
The Junior class began an extremely busy year by choosing Judy
Geiger to succeed Barbara Scharp and Bill Traver, who were preceding
Presidents of the class. Judy was assisted by Bill Traver, Vice-Pres-
identg Sharon Janssen, Secretary, and Donna Singleton, Treasurer.
They chose Bob Bishop and Jean Allen to represent them in Student
Council. Miss Vitzthum, Miss Douglas, and Mr. Cable served as advisors.
The class' activities included noon candy sales, concessions at home
games, J unior-Senior Banquet, Junior Play, and an all-school Square Dance
Party. They also sold Christmas Cards to earn extra money for their
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Bill Hamilton Ronald Hammond Marlene Hartter Pearl Householter Rita Krumholz
Dorothy Kuebler Wendell Litwiller Walter Lott Rosie Martinez Don Moreland
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Robert Schieber Peggy Schumm Tom Sherman Cornelle Sides
Robert Smith Larry Stalter Diane Steinberg Russell Stoller
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Leroy Clark Marian Smith Alyce Curtis Marjorie Martin
President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer
Sophomore Class History
After a successful Freshman year with Richard Remmert as Pres-
ident, the class of !56 chose Leroy Clark to serve as President, Marian
Smith, Vice President, Alyce Curtis, Secretary, and Margie Martin, Treas-
urer, during their Sophomore year.
Miss Keller and Mr. Wallick were their advisors throughout their
first two years and witnessed the class initiation, parties, and many
extra-curricular activities, in which the members of the class took an
They chose Mary Ann Spaulding and Richard Remmert to represent
their class in Student Council.
Juanita Amerman Barnard Argo Vera Blumenshine Stanley Bradle Gerald Brubaker
Kitty Brubaker Patricia Crump Phyllis Denler Lydia Dietrich Leroy Dirden
William Honeg Donald Horn Vyra Deene Kauffman Jack Keller Marjorie Lawrence
Larry Leiken John Leman Wayne Lowery Marlene Meier Larry Melaik
A James Morrison
Mary Ann Roney Dolores Rokey Will Ann Sides Richard Siverly Doris Small
Mary Ann Spaulding Glen Stahl Joe Stromberger Phyllis Tanner Cosby Taylor
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Jim Hohulin Lynda Dosher Saundra Honeg Elizabeth Hancock
President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer
Freshman Class History
The Class of '57 joined Eureka High in the autumn of 1953 and with
sixty-eight members became the largest class in the school.
They were led through the year by Jim Hohulin, Presidentg Lynda
Dosher, Vice Presidentg Saundra Honeg, Secretaryg and Elizabeth Han-
cock, Treasurer. Mrs. Sullivan and Mr. Emory were their advisors. They
chose Bob Herschel and Sally Roehm as their Student Council Repre-
The activities of the class consisted of the traditional Freshman
Initiation and two class parties. They were also strongly represented
in F. H. A., G. A. A., F. F. A., Chorus, and other extra-curricular activities.
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Louis Anderson Sam Anliker Twyla Bauman Janice Bilbrey Benjamin Bowald
Judy Bradle Betty Brubaker Jack Carr Harold Cordes Suzanne Crawford
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Beverly Hohulin David Householter Lee Karl Richard Knecht Elizabeth Kruse
Tom Lightfoot Mary Lott Lorraine Martinez David Miller Fred Miller
C. R. McDonald
Sally Roehm Michael Roseman Janet Schrock Donna Schroeder Rita Siebenthal
John Smith Ronald Smith David Thompson Janet Tower Edwin Watkins
FRONT ROW: D. Sandstrom, C. Zimmerman, C. Purdy, N. Herschel, M. Taylor, D. Reesman, R. Gresham
E. Knecht. SECOND ROW: C. Noecker, A. Kauffman, M. Brown, M. Schlupp, E. Grusy, J. Collins, J. Lyons
M. McCutcheon. THIRD ROW: Miss Clark, Mr. Phillips, V. Karl, G. Thorn, I. Bowald, Mr. Major.
FIRST ROW: J. Collins, D. Bechtel, J. Heiken, C. Purdy, M. McCutcheon, A. Kauffman, E. Grusy, N. Ger
rish, C. Noecker, N. Herschel, B. Miller. SECOND ROW: R. Leman, B. Scharp, S. Bradle, B. Roehm, I. Owen
D. Steinberg, E. Dubree, J. Allen, J. Geiger, V. Karl. THIRD ROW: R. Gresham, C. Ulrich, M. Smith, N
Miller, A. Curtis, M. Taylor, I. Bowald, S. Janssen. B. Willis. FOURTH ROW: M. Roney, A. Gooding, M. Spaul-
ding, N. Wilson, D. Ulrich, L. Otten, V. KauEman, Miss Vitzthum. FIFTH ROW: M. Geiger, E. Knecht
B. Honcg, L. Leiken, L. Melaik, P. Watkins, L. Clark, L. Riddle, W. Zobrist, R. Remmert.
FRONT ROW: D. Bechtel, D. Imhoff, J. Allen, B. Scharp, B. Gresham, G. Thorn, A. Kauff-
man. SECOND ROW: B. Leman, E. Zimmerman, N. Miller, J. Heiken,J. Geiger, B. Herschel,
M. Smith. THIRD ROW: Mr. Cable, B. Bishop, S. Janssen, M. Spaulding, I. Bowald, L.
glaik. EOURTH ROW: Mr. Thommen, R. Remmert, W. Litwiller, R. Reesman, W. Zobrist,
J. nec t.
FRONT ROW: V. Kauffman, W. Crump, B. Miller, E. Crump, C. Blunier. SECOND ROW: D.
Bechtel, N. Porth, J. Heiken, V. Blumenshine, M. Lawrence, L. Dietrich, C. Zimmerman, Miss
F. F. A.
FRONT ROW: D. Householter, R. Zimmerman, R. Smith, D. Thompson. SECOND
ROW: P. Watkins, R. Remmert, B. Gresham, M. Geiger, E. Knecht, W. Zobrist,
G. Wettstein. THIRD ROW: W. Wettstein, V. Froman, G. Wood, H. Watkins,
A. Getz, D. Engel, R. Wettstein, R. Knecht, D. Horn, E. Gibson, Mr. Phillips. FOURTH
ROW: G. Rocke, B. Dildine, R. Frank, D. Miller, K. Tabor, F. Miller, W. Litwiller,
D. Bauman, V. Bachman, S. Bradle. FIFTH ROW: C. Taylor, W. Wettstein, D. Whit-
mer, L. Wabel, R. Smith, R. Schieber, R. Wabel.
F. H. A.
FRONT ROW: C. Blunier, B. Miller, M. Miller, E. Crump, D. Singleton, J. Collins, E. Dubree, D. Bechtel,
J. Heiken, G. Zimmerman, J. Hartter. SECOND ROW: R. McGinnis, D. Schroeder, W. Crump, L. Dosher,
J. Myers, P. Zehr, C. Sides, B. Willis, C. Hohulin, M. Hohulin, P. Peterson, R. Bartlow, L. Reeser. THIRD
ROW: S. Gibson, R. Krumholz, J. Bilbrey, S. Bradle, P. Householter, D. Denler, W. Wettstein, J. Goetzinger,
J. Geiger, D. Neuhauser.
G. A. A.
FRONT ROW. C. Noland, A. McGinnis, I. Owen, B. Roehm, D. Kuebler, S. Bradle, W. Crump, R. Martinez
L. Martinez, D. Schroeder. SECOND ROW: J. Allen, J. Tower, R. Siebenthal, R. Krumholz, P. Van Scyoc
J. Myers, J. Geiger, S. Bradle, P. Schumm, J. Eastman, J. Bittner. THIRD ROW: A. Kauffman, D. Neu-
hauser, L. Tanner, D. Singleton, D. Steinberg, B. Brubaker, E. Hancock, R. Ales, S. Gibson, S. Roehm
FRONT ROW: P. Zchr, V. Blumenshine, M. Hohulin, N. Porth, P. Crump, P. Peterson, T. Bauman, A. Cur-
tis, A. Gooding, D. Ulrich. SECOND ROW: M. Meier, M. Lawrence, C. Rippel, P. Denler, L. Dietrich
M. Smith, N. Miller, D. Rokey, C. German, V. Kauffman. THIRD ROW: C. Hohulin, J. Goetzinger, K. Bru-
baker, L. Otten, E. Zimmerman, G. Curfman, S. Crawford, V. Curtis, U. Wittmer, M. Roney, Miss Jenkins
FOURTH ROW: E. Ott, D. Heiken, N. Wilson, M. Martin, P. Tanner, D. Small, M. Spaulding, C. Ulrich
S. Honegr, J. Amerman.
oder, J. Frerichs. '
en, R. Y
ith, D. Sullivan, C. Ulrich, S. Janssen, B. Roeh
stman, E. G
W: M. Crider, J.
Miller, D. Sin-
artin, J. Goetzi
rs, N. Bowald, J. Bilbrey, M. M
ock, J. M
ckel, E. H
Sanclstrom, S. H
L. Crawford, D. Reesman, M.
tt. L. Otten, C. Rippel, M. Meier,
W: K. Brubaker, D. Rok
gleton, B. lv
FOURTH ROW: J. Zimmerman,
er, M. R
Taylor, M. Reel, V. Blumenshine, J. To
rtz, C. R. M
ersberger, F. W
en an, A. Curtis, D. Ulrich, L. Melaik, W. Lott, L. Leman, B. Rom
J. Allen, L.
Scharp, L. Dosher,
Darst, L. Clark.
y, S. Hohulin, M.
. Spaulding, J. Hohulin.
S. Roehm, S. Crawford, V. Karl,
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FRONT ROW: L. Otten, D. Ulrich, C. Ulrich, M. Crider, J. Pease, M. Darst, C. Purdy, M. Selvey, M. Selvey,
N. Wilson, J. Goetzinger, M. Brown, M. Roney, M. Martin. SECOND ROW: W. Sides, P. Crump, J. Am-
erman, C. Blunier, M. Taylor, A. Curtis, A. Gooding, P. Denler, B. Roth, J. Ul1'ich, C. Hohulin, M. Hohulin,
M. Meier, I. Bowald, A. Kauffman, N. Gerrish, D. Bechtel, C. Zimmerman, Miss Clark. THIRD ROW.
N. Herschel, V. Karl, J. Collins, D. Imhoif, K. Brubaker, L. Crawford, M. Smith, M. Spaulding, E. Grusy,
C. Noecker, N. Miller, V. Kaufman, E. Zimmerman, D. Rokey, M. McCutcheon.
FRONT ROW: M. Lott, S. Bradle, J. Myers, A. McGinnis, P. Peterson, J. Geiger, J. Bilbrey, C. Sides,
B. Roehm, D. Singleton, V. Curtis, T. Bauman, U. Whitmer, B. Brubaker. SECOND ROW: S. Janssen,
B. Scharp, B. Willis, E. Hohulin, G. Curfman, D. Heiken, S. Winn, D. Steinberg, E. Hancock, Miss Clark,
C. German, S. Honeg, L. Dosher, R. Yoder, J. Schrock, P. Van Scyoc, J. Allen, J. Eastman. THIRD ROW:
E. Dubree, S. Crawford, M. Reel, S. Potts, E. Ott, J. Tower, M. Grusy, P. Zehr, P. Woerner, S. Roehm,
J. Bittner, I. Owen.
FRONT ROW: R. Baner, L. Karl, G. Wood, R. Kneeht, D. Woosley, Miss Clark, B. Scharp Qaccomlpanistj
B. Honeg, B. Herschel, J. Carr, D. Payne, B. Gresham. SECOND ROW: B. Traver, R. Wabel, F. Gerber
A. Getz, L. Leiken, D. Engel, L. Melaik, B. Bowald, R. Leman, J. Leman, E. Knecht, M. Geiger, W. Zobrist
B. Argo, J. Hohulin, J. Smith, S. Anliker. THIRD ROW: G. Thorn, R. Stoller, B. Hohulin, S. Hohulin, L
Clark, D. Moreland, R. Reesman, G. Keidel, J. Keller, R. Bishop, J. Lyons, W. Lott, M. Myers, J. Frerichs
N. Meyer, J. Whittington.
A Cappella Choir
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Connie Noecker, Ardith Kauffman, Mary Lynn Brown, Jean Allen.
Suzie Crawford, Nancy Miller, Marian Smith, Merna Grusy, Judy Bradle
Melvin Geiger Frank Gerber Ernest Knecht
Captain '53-'54 Captain '54-'55 Most Valuable Player
FRONT ROW: V. Froman, E. Knecht, G. Brubaker, P. Watkins, B. Wilder, G. Wood, M.
Myers, M. Geiger. SECOND ROW: L. Wabel, K. Tabor, K. Burrell, B. Hamilton, J. Strom-
berger, F. Gerber, D. Moreland, W. Wettstein, D. Whitmer, R. Wabel, B. Romersberger, Man-
ager B. Argo.
Name Position Height Weight Year
Bill Romersberger HB 5' 9" 136 Senior
Ron Wabel G 5' 5" Senior
Willis Wettstein E 6' Senior
Kenneth Tabor E 6' Senior
Ernest Knecht CM.V.P.D HB 5' 5159 Senior
Melvin Geiger CC. '53-'54D C 5' 5" Senior
Larry Wabel HB 6' Junior
Frank Gerber CC. '54-'55D QB 5' 10" Junior
Don Moreland T 6' Junior
Ken Burrell E 5' 10" Junior
Bill Hamilton T 5' 9" Junior
Don Whitmer E 6' Junior
Jerry Brubaker C 5' 9" Sophomore
Maynard Myers HB 5' 6" Sophomore
Joe Stromberger G 5' 10" Sophomore
Bob Wilder FB 5' 5" Sophomore
Paul Watkins G 5' 45" Sophomore
Jerry Woods G 5' 6" Freshman
Virgil Froman FB 5' 11" Freshman
FRONT ROW: D. Whitmer, B. Wilder, R. Wabel, P. Watkins, J. Brubaker, D. Moreland
J. Stromberger, B. Hamilton, W. Wettstein. SECOND ROW: B. Argo, M. Myers, D. Eyman
F. Gerber, V. Froman, E. Knecht, L. Wabel, B. Romersberger, K. Tabor, G. Wood, Coach Wal-
lick. THIRD ROW: Coach Thommen, R. Knecht, R. Herschel, L. Clark, W. Peterson, H. Wat-
kins, J. Keller, F. Miller, R. Zimmerman, R. Remmert, J. Smith.
Deer Creek-Mackinaw 6 - 0
Morton . . . 26 - 13
Chillicothe 7 -- 14
Metamora . 0 -- 48
Dunlap . 7 - 0
Farmington 0 - 35
Washington 6 - 26
El Paso . 0 - 13
Tremont . 0 - 18
Basketball --- Varsity
FRONT ROW: J. Leman, B. Honeg, W. Zobrist, M. Myers. SECOND ROW: Mr. Thommen R Smlth
R. Payne, B. Traver, J. Frerichs, L. Wabel, F. Gerber, B. Leman.
Myers ........ 19
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Av. Pts. F.T.
F.G. F.T. F.'r.M. P.F. T.P. Game
172 100 50 60 444 18.5 66.7
86 79 51 70 251 10.46 60.7
92 25 27 53 209 8.7 48.08
67 35 48 41 169 7.04 42.2
37 32 22 33 106 4.6 59.3
15 18 14 52 48 2.4 55.5
15 13 22 37 43 2.26 37.1
4 8 1 0 11 3.67 75.
8 0 8 8 6 .9 .0
1 1 1 2 8 1. 50.
1 0 0 8 2 1. .0
0 0 0 8 0 .0 .0
0 0 0 1 0 .0 .0
-24 493 306 239 358 1292 53.83 56.1
FRONT ROW: J. Whittington, J. Hohulin, L .Eades, D. Eyman, B. Noll J Smith T Lightfoot SECOND
ROW: M. Myers, B. Herschel, C. R. McDonald, V. Froman, L. Clark, D. Engel B Honeg W Zobrist J Leman
VARSITY BASKETBALL SCORES
Eureka 45 Peoria Man l
FRONT ROW: B. Romersberger, B. Wilder, F. Reeser, R. Grihith, D. Hohulin, S. Hohulin, T. Klaus
K. Burrell. SECONFD ROW: L. Melaik, B. Hohulin, E. Knecht, P. Watkins, F. Woertz, B. Hamil-
ton, E. Tabor, F. Myers, Mr. Thommen.
Zf'fWff U! iff!
15-PAT. A. meeting
18-First football game: Deer Creek-Mackinaw-here Cwe wonl
21-Assembly program by "The Romers," vocal trio
22-F. F. A. initiation
25-Morton-here fwe wonj
2-Chillicothe-there fwe lost!
6-7-Operetta, "The Fortune Teller"
8-Illio Conference dinner
10-Metamora--there fwe lostj
12--B-squad game with Morton Cwe lostl g Senior Flunk Day
16-Homecoming: Dunlap-here Qwe wonj
20-Freshman initiation: P.-T. A. meeting
23-Farmington-here Qwe lostj
24-G. A. A. Playday at Washington
30-Washington-there fwe lostlg end of nine weeks
6-El Paso-there fwe lostl
8-14-American Education Week
13-P.-T. A. Penny Supper
17-P.-T. A. meeting
20-21-Junior Play, "Meet Corliss Archer"
23-24--Senior I. Q. tests
24-F. H. A. party
1-First basketball game: Benson-here Cwe lostj
4-Washington-there fwe lostj
5-Freshman game with Roanoke fwe Wonl
8-Morton-there fwe lostl
10-Illio Conference Banquet
11-Roanoke--here Cwe lostl 3 F. H. A. Christmas Party at Old People's
15--P.-T. A. meeting
15-18-Illio conference basketball tournament
15-Farmington-here Cwe lostl
18-Tournament dance sponsored by Student Council
19-Freshman game with Washburn-there: Junior class party
20-Chorus Christmas Vesper program
21-Washburn-here fwe Wonl
23-Christmas assembly and party: vacation
5-Metamora-here Cwe lostl
8-Farmington-there fwe lostl
9-El Paso-there fwe Won!
12-Washburn--there fwe lostb
15-Chillicothe--here fwe lostl g end of lst semester
19-Benson-there fwe lost! 3 P.-T. A. meeting
22--Dunlap-there fwe Wonl
23--Morton-here fwe lostl
25-29-Woodford County Tournament at Roanoke
25-Benson-at Roanoke fwe wonl
28-Roanoke-there fwe lost!
29-Washburn at Roanoke Cwe lostj
30-Freshman game with Washburn-here fwe Won
2-Roanoke-there fwe Wonj
4-Woodford County Chorus Festival at Minonk
5-Chillicothe-there fwe lostj
9-El Paso here-fwe Wonl
11-Metamora-there Cwe wonj
12-Lincoln's Birthday-no schoolg Local Vocal Contest
13-Ilgreshman game with Hopedale-here Cwe won! 5 F.H.A. Sweetheart
16-Washington-here Cwe lostj g P.-T. A. meeting
18-Woodford County Speech Festival at El Paso
19-Dunlap-here Cwe wonj g F. H. A. Sock Dance
20-Freshman game with Morton-hereg P.-T. A. meeting
25-Race Relations and Brotherhood Assembly
27-District Speech Contestg Freshman game with El Pasog Square
Dance sponsored by Junior class
1-Regional Tournament at East Peoria-Peoria Manual Cwe lostl
6-District Solo-Ensemble Contest at Morton
6-Freshman-Sophomore Tournament at Hartsburgg San Jose Cwe Wonj
8-Freshman game with Hartsburg-there fwe lostj 5 Woodford Coun-
ty Teachers' Institute
9-Woodford County Band Festival at Roanoke
11-Assembly from Eureka College
13-Sectional Speech Contestg Turn-about dance
16-P.-T. A. meeting
2-3-Senior play, "Stage Door g" State Final Speech Contests
5-First baseball gameg Dunlap--there
10--District Music Organization Contest
16-F. H. A. and F. F. A. trip
20-P.-T. A. meeting
22-23-Student Council Convention in Chicago
23--F. H. A. Mother-Daughter Banquet
24-University of Illinois Scholarship exam
26-Tremont-thereg F. F. A. Father-Son Banquet
27-Illio Track Meet at Metamora
30-State Solo-Ensemble Music Contest
1-State Music Organization Contestg District Tennis Tournament
4-Woodford County Track Meet at Metamora
8--District Track Meet
14-State Final Golf, Tennis, and Track Contests
18-P.-T. A. meeting
Senior Class Play --- 1953
The Senior Class of '53 presented the three-act play, "Our Miss Brooks,"
at eight o'clock April 23 and 24, 1953, in the high school auditorium. The
cast of twenty gave an entertaining performance under the direction of
Miss Shirley Keller.
Mr. Snoop Gets Murdered He Ain't Done Right by Nell
Junior Class Play---1953
The Junior class presented the amusing comedy, "Meet Corliss Archer," on November 20 and 21, 1953, with
Corliss: Jean A ll e n ,
Janet Eastman. Mr.
Archer: Donald More-
land, Bill Traver. Mrs.
Louise: Diane Stein-
berg. Mildred: I n a
Owen, Evelyn Dubree.
Dexter: Darrell Eyman,
Miss Shirley Keller directing.
Mr. Franklin: Frank
Gerber. Mrs. Franklin:
Barbara Scharp: Cousin
Agnes: Marlene Hart-
ter. Doctor: Ronald
Hammond. Betty: Betsy
Roehm. Nurse: Bar-
1. Dubree, Roehm, Bishop, Eastman. 2. Eyman, Allen, Owen. 3. Gerber, Janssen, Scharp, Traver, Eyman,
Allen. 4. Hartter, Traver, Janssen. 5. Allen, Steinberg, Janssen.
Senior Class Play --- 1954
FRONT ROW Dorothy Imhoif, Mary Lynn Brown, Nancy Herschel, Edith Grusy, Margaret Taylor Janice
Ulrich MIDDLE ROW: Norma Gerrish, Mary McCutcheon, Dick Baner, Ardith Kauffman Jim Frerichs
Jane Heiken Caioll Zimmerman. BACK ROW: Melvin Geiger, Jerry Lyons, Bonnie Miller Bob Leman
Barbaia Roth Bob Gresham, Dick Reesman, Virginia Karl, Connie Noecker, Mary Crider, Gene Keidel Jac
quinot Collins George Thorn, Doris Bechtel, Sam Hohulin, Carol Blunier, Ernie Knecht.
"Stage Door," a three-act comedy with a cast of thirty Was pre
sented by the Senior class on April 2 and 3, 1954, under the able direction
of Miss Shirley Keller.
Olga Brandt .
Mary Harper .
Mary McCune .
Jean Maitland .
Susan Page .
Pat Devine .
Tony Gillette .
Frank . .
Sam Hastings .
Fred Powell .
Keith Burgess .
Dr. Randall .
Billy . .
Adolph Gretzl .
Cast of Characters
. Edith Grusy
. Barbara Roth
. Virginia Karl
. Bonnie Miller
Mary Lynn Brown
. Mary Crider
. Sam Hohulin
. Bob Leman
. Jim Frerichs
. Dick Baner
. Jerry Lyons
. Gene Keidel
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Fresco, George Thorn, Count Bere-
zowske, Don Morelandg 1st Agent,
John Lemang 2nd Agent, Larry
Melaikg 3rd Agent, Bill Honegg
Lt. Timar, Jerry Lyons, Jack Kel-
ler, Lt. Almir, Dick Reesmang Wan-
da, Jean Allen, Connie Noeckerg
Vera, Edith Grusy, Mary Lynn Browng
Irma, Mary McCutcheon, Vyra Kauff-
man, Capt. Ladislaus, Dick Baner,
Bob Bishop, Sandor, Leroy Clark,
Bob Lemang Musette, Virginia Karl,
Boris, Bill Traver, Gene Keidelg
Vaninka, Mary Crider, Dorothy Im-
hoffg Mme. Pompon, Carolyn Purdy,
115 Operetta cast and chorus, 129 Mary Crider and Bill Traver, 133 Dorothy Imhoff and Gene Keidcl
143 Dick Bzxner, Jerry Lyons, Carolyn Purdy and Dick Reesman, 155 Virginia Karl and Bob Loman 161
Bob Bishop and Nancy Herschel, 171 Bill Honeg, Larry Melaik and John Leman 181 Ballet ,quls Don Mole
land and George Thorn, 191 Mary Lynn Brown and Jack Keller, 1101 Vl1,2'lHl3 Karl and Leroy Claik 1113
Orchestra, 1121 Gypsy Chorus.
PEORIA ENGRAVING CO.
EUREKA PRINTING 8g STATIONERY CO.
Printers and Binders of the "Hornet"
Future Farmers of America
F. F. A. Members
Vice Pres. . .
. Mr. Phillips
. . . Melvin Geiger
. Bob Gresham
. Ernie Knecht
LEARNING TO DO
DOING TO LEARN
EARNING TO LIVE
LIVING TO SERVE
EUREKA F. F. A. CHAPTER
F. F. A. Members
Taylor, Crosby I
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FORD SALES AND SERVICE
A-1 USED CARS
PHONE 108 EUREKA, ILL.
TO THE CLASS OF 1954
KAUFFMAN GIFT 8: CARD SHOP
DEER CREEK 5810 ILLINOIS
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COMPLETE INSURANCE SERVICE
CLASS OF '54
WHITTINGTON ELECTRIC CO.
PHONE 462W EUREKA, ILLINOIS
THE CLASS OF '54
LAMBDA CHI ALPHA
GEORGE H. RILEY
W H I T T I N G T O N
SHEET METAL SHOP
WARM AIR HEATING
112 N. Creamery St. Phone 347R
BEN J. JOHNSON
COMPLETE SHELLING JOB
SHUCK AND COB WAGON
Phone 8l7J Eureka, Illinois
W I L M E R D Y A R
COMPLETE DRUG STORE SERVICE
YOUR REXALL STORE
Eureka, Ill. Phone 809J
WALTER H. SMITH
Sales Where Service is Ren-
dered to Buyer and Seller
and to the General Public.
None Too Large --
None Too Small
Susie' s Restaurant
THE HOME OF GOOD FOOD
"Where Friends Meet to Eatv
Phone 396 Eureka, Illinois
State Bank of Eureka
WESTERN AUTO ASSOCIATE
TIRES - BATTERIES - BICYCLES
TOYS - SPORTING GOODS
DAWSON DRUG STORE
KEENAN SPORT GOODS
EUREKA OFFICIAL AWARD LETTERS
Sewing On Free
KEENAN SPORTING GOODS
514 Main Street Phone 4-9165
B. J. FEHR
" O L I V E R "
"First In Farm Machineryi'
NEW HOLLAND BALERS
MISHLER IMPLEMENT COMPANY
Phone 37 Roanoke, Illinois
WITH ALL GOOD WISHES
H . L . D Y A R
EUREKA NEWS AGENCY
111 South Main Street
HILLMAN PASTRY SHOP
WEDDING CAKES - PARTY ORDERS
FANCY PASTRY OF ALL KINDS
Ralph I mhojf
GMC Trucks - General Repairing, All Kinds
Gibson Home Freezers and Refrigerators . Home Appliances
Problems of Farm and Home
Talk It Over With
SALES and SERVICE
Phone 518 :: Res. Phone 298W
TIMBERLIN E GRAVEL CO.
RCAD GRAVEL :: FILL DIRT
Pits Located at
Call Deer Creek 6210 ED and DICK BADE
YOUR SHOPPING CONVENIENCE
DRESS ACCESSORIES - LINGERIE
INFANTS' WEAR - YARD DRESS
GOODS - NOTIONS - BOYS' WEAR
HOSIERY - ELECTRICAL GOODS
STATIONERY - TOILETRIES
CANDY - TOYS
B E N F RA N K LI N
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Raeuber' s Building Supply Co.
LUMRER - PAINT - HARDWARE
CUSTOM-BU ILT CABINETS
Phone 12301 Deer Creek, Ill.
CLASS OF '54
A. W. Curtis Dairy
SEALTEST DAIRY PRODUCTS
Martin lmplement Company
"Everything for the Farmer"
REPAIR PARTS AND SERVICES
JOHN DEERE TRACTORS
ALL FARM IMPLEMENTS
G. E. APPLIANCES
WILLYS JEEPS, CARS, TRUCKS
1954 GMC Hydromatic Trucks
Phone 2F2 Roanoke, lll
HEYL MOTCR CO.
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Phone 95 --- Eureka
Standard Oil Products Towing Service
Best Wishes-Class of '54
Traver Food Market
Libby, Frozen Foods
Libby's Canned Fruits and Vegetables
Wilson's Smoked and Fresh Meats
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Phones: Deer Creek 202 :: Danvers 1710
Under New Management
Mahlon and Katherine Zimmerman
BUSY CORNER CAFE
U. S. 150-117 Illinois
204 Walnut Street Telephone 517
"Where Friends Meet and Eat"
Homemade Do-Nuts for Parties or Home Use
Do-Nut Sundaes - Home Cooking
PHONE 78 West Side Square EUREKA
SIMPSON-POWELSON LUMBER CO.
Lumber - Paint and Accessories
Hardware - Tools
Barn Equipment - Wall Board
Plywood - Plaster Board
Cabinets - Topping - Glass
Metal Molding - Etc.
"Service With a Smile"
ED PYLES TRUCK SERVICE
"SERVICE WITH A SMILE"
LOCAL AND LONG DISTANCE HAULING
PHONE 301 DEER CREEK, ILL.
DELMAR POTTS 8z SONS
PLUMBING 8: HEATING
Electric Wiring Sz Appliances
Sheet Metal Work 81 Guttering
DEER CREEK : ILLINOIS
CHAIN LINK WIRE FENCES
Ornamental Iron Fences and Porch Railings
J. R. WOERTZ
Car - Truck - Farm Liability
C L A S S 0 F ' 5 4
ear L. Strother
Real Estate Insurance
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X11 if ' Kroger offers a, wide variety of interesting,
stimulating occupations. You enjoy freedom
from monotony in clean pleasant surround-
You'll find many unusual benefits at Kroger,
too. Free retirement program, liberal pront-
sharing plan, and steady work with regular
pay are just a few of the many reasons it's
smart to consider a Kroger career.
, Fon ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Phone or see:
Personnel Manager, 111
Persimmon St., Phone
see, Kroger Store
Samuel G, Harrod
COMPLIMENTS TO THE
CLASS OF "54"
John Keller 8: Sons
READY MIX CONCRETE
SAND AND GRAVEL
Eureka, Ill. Phone 250
Eureka Ben Franklin Store
Goodfield State Bank
Member Federal Deposit Insurance
E L M E R G I N Z E L
Livestock - Limestone - Grain
Phone 21912 : Eureka
EUREKA FARMERS CO-OP. ASSN.
GRAIN, FEEDS, FENCE
SEEDS 81 SALT
Phone 46 Joe Leman, Mgr.
ROBERT E. MULLINS
Phone 125L Order Today
D Y A R
"TOP QUALITY" SEED CORN
AND SMALL SEEDS
DYAR HYBRID SEED CORN CO.
4 Miles N. E. of Metamora
DR. J. W. RILEY
Phone 210, Deer Creek, Illinois
Theme for 1953-1954
"ALERT TO CHANGING TIMES"
"To promote the welfare of children
and youth in home, school, church,
Third Tuesday of each month, 7:30 P. M.
THE C 81 L SUPERETTE
"Clara and Lawrence Zimmerman"
GROCERIES - MEATS
Hours - Week Days, 8:00 a. m. to 9:00 p. m
Sundays, 8:00 a. m. to 6:00 p. m.
Hearty Congratulations to
HAN GARTN ER 86 BITTN ER
john Deere, Maytag, Westinghouse
When You Buy Life Insurance
Get the Most for Your Money
Country Life Insurance
Gives You Lowest Cost ancl Greatest Security
U d R
Lge Member of Illinois n erwriters, ound Table
BLUNK'S BARBER SHOP
K EN CRA WFORD'S
E. R. MOORE AND COMPANY
STUMPF'S COUNTRY STORE
OF GIFTS AND FURNISHINGS
DR. MEL-VIN I. GLICK
MR. AND MRS. P. N. LYONS
ROLL'S TRUCK STOP
GOODFIELD AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE
KNAPP SERVICE STATION
To the Class 0f1954 I
BILL 8 MAC'S '
Standard srarinn '
Phone 124 I
Eureka Beauty Shop
The stcret of a smart coiffure
lies in the molding of the hair
in lines that are the loveliest
2 3 1
CLASS OF '54
Illinois Builders Material Co.
SPIES OF CHICAGO
"Best Class Rings Made"
Trophies - Medals - Diplomas
FRANK HYSON, Rep.
George Spies lndustries, lnc.
3729 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago 18, Ill
234 S. Jefferson
Peoria, Illinois Phone 3-3242
Maker of Fine Portraits
GOODFIELD GRAIN 81 FEED CO.
HONEGGER'S FEEDS - GRAIN
TIGER BRAND SEED
GOODFIELD, ILLINOIS PHONE 11303
Pete Plattner - Sol Rassi
SCHUMACHER 81 GRIMM
CARS - CHEVROLETS - TRUCKS
Auto Bxdy Repairing
C . N . B R A D L E
NAUMAN'S SUPER MARKET
Eureka Grade and High School Students
Phone 608 Eureka
WOODFORD COUNTY JOURNAL
32.50 A YEAR
PRINTING 8z PUBLISHING
R C A
RADIOS - TELEVISION
Victor - Decca - Capital - Columbia
ROBINSON'S RADIO LAB.
TREMONT BLACKSMITH SHOP
WELDING - BLACK SMITHING
Reo Power Lawn Mowers, Roof Weed
Mowers, Goodall Rotary Mowers, Roto-
Hoe Garden Tillers, Lombard Chain
Saws, Sales and Service.
Give Your Automobile A
BEST IN LUBRICATION
Woodford County's Most
Complete and Up-to-Date
TRADE WHERE THE SERVICE IS SNAPPY
AND THE BOYS ARE HAPPY
Woodford County Service Company
PHONE 40 EUREKA, ILLINOIS
Deer Creek 801 - Danvers 333
"Fertility That Fits"
CLASS OF ,54
109 South Main Street
ILLINI MOTOR COURT
OTTO-ARGO FUNERAL HOME
D. H. ARGO
A. H. OTTO
EUREKA T9 DANVERS 2
FOR FINE CANDIES, LUNCHES,
REFRESHMENTS, GO TO
MICHAEIRS SWEET SHOP
B R O W N S
PEORIA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
240 S. JEFFERSON AVE.
The only school in Peoria specializing
in qualifying high school graduates
for top business positions of all kinds.
ASK FOR 1954 SCHOOL CATALOG
A. R. BEARD, Director
Don't Throw Them Away .
Repair Them Today!
SHOES - LACES - POLISH
RUBBER FOOTWEAR - MEN'S SOCKS
SCHOLL'S FOOT COMFORT REMEDIES
PARSON'S SHOE SALES 81 SERVICE
EUREKA, ILLINOIS '
N I C K E L 8z R O T H
BLUE RIBBON STORE
QUALITY GROCERIES AND MEATS
Birdseye Frozen Foods
EUREKA,S MODERN STORE
Best of Merchandise - Reasonable Prices
Efficient and Courteous Service
205 South Main Street Phone 140
0 in the United Stafesl
: and Canada :
Phone 2 Phone 125
Roanoke, Illinois Toluca, Illinois
DICKINSCN LUMBER CO.
"Everything for the Builder"
PHONE 27 EUREKA, ILL.
Unit District 140 Builds Your Education
J. B. SNYDER M SON
BUILD YUUR HOME
Congratulations To The Class of '54
Juices - Vegetables - Fruits
Canned Meats - Salmon - Pickles
Olives - Condiments
Baby Foods - Frozen Foods
Loon 'ro Fon Pnnrnerlou
W I T T M E R ' S
EUREKA'S APPLIANCE SHOP
ROANOKE VARIETY STORE
GIFTS FOR ALL OCCASIONS
DR. L. G. MELAIK
E . L A R S O N
CHAIR RENTAL SERVICE
DR. CHARLES W. MULLENIX
SAUDERS AT ROANOKE
Established in the Confidence of the
Community Since 1907
MEYER MEAT MARKET
109 COMMERCIAL SQUARE
At the A Sz P Store
NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO.
109 Years of Protection
A LOREN P. KESLER
108 E. Conover Avenue Telephone 41
BEN R. TANNER
Contractor ancl Builder
Phones 88 1 1
Hearty Congratulations to the
HARPER 86 SAUDER
International Harvester - Maytag
Eureka and Metamora
BEN P. MARTIN 8: SON
MASSEY HARRIS - NEW IDEA
Sales and Service
HIGH SCHOOL BUSINESS
R . E . R 0 S E M A N
3 4 2
S T O P ' N S H O P
"FANNIE MAY" and "MRS, STEVEN'S,'
"Norcross" Cards and Gift Wraps
Gifts - Stationery - Novelties
M. SMITH L. SMITH
G A R B E R ' S
A. W. GARBER, Prop.
Modern Food Market - Frozen Food Lockers
Try Our Own Ice Cream
BOX 158 - PHONES 12 8: 15
WALT'S SHELL SERVICE
WALT METTE, Proprietor
CLOTHIER AND CLEANER
EUREKA LOCKER SERVICE
KAT YOUR SERVICEJ
BUTCHERING, CURING, PROCESSING
CFOr Lockers and Home Freezersj
FROZEN FOODS-FRESH LARD--MEATS
Owner, Geo. Robenstein Phone 454
HORIZONS unlimited . . .
Look in any direction . . . look north . . .
south . . . east . . . west. Anywhere . . .
everywhere, thereis an opportunity. You
can set your sights on any goal you choose,
and pursue it as diligently as you wish.
This is your heritage because you are an
American. You are one who can freely seek
. . . and whose opportunity it is to find . . .
your fortune. This is your priceless birth-
right. What you do with it is up to you.
CATERPILLAR TRACTOR CO
H. F. Ogan
SHEET METAL CONSTRUCTION
All Metal Work - Roofing 8z Spouting
Colonial Warm Air Furnaces
Phone 364 Eureka, Ill.
Eureka Auto Body
BODY Sz FENDER REPAIRING
Complete Paint Job
Cut and Installed, Any Make or Model
Phone 513 Lester Kenagy
l. F. Dooley
TO THE CLASS OF '54
Eureka Hardware Co.
GENERAL ELECTRIC APPLIANCE
R. G. Herbst J. W. Leman
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HALF GALLON BULK
Roanoke Veterinary Hospital
Residence Phone 36
Office Phone 6
SILAS KEMPF, D. V. M.
Eureka Greenhouse and
CUT FLOWERS - POTTED PLANTS
Candlelabra, Palms and Ferns
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Flanagan
Phone 252 Eureka, Illinois
REAL ESTATE - LOANS
A Complete Line of
DIAMONDS, WATCHES, JEWELRY
"A Safe Place to Buy a Fine Diamond'
Phone 246, Eureka Roanoke, Ill
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