Farmington High School - Rollcall Yearbook (Farmington, MI)
- Class of 1940
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Text from Pages 1 - 80 of the 1940 volume:
Farmington Community High School
An election held on December 20, 1924, determined the
location for the new Community High School. Early the next
spring sod was broken, the foundation started and in June the
cornerstone was laid. In the following January 179 students
occupied the brick structure. The enrollment has increased
so that now there are 344 students making use of the well-
equipped laboratories, the adequate classrooms, and the modern
kitchens. We are proud of the building and appreciative of
all the opportunities it has given us.
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We, the members of the class of 1940, dedicate our yearbook
to Mr. James Van Winkle, who was one of our class advisers
when we began our high school careers as Freshmen.
Mr. Van Winkle so ably helped us on our way that we
feel we owe to him a debt which we can never repay. His efforts
to keep the school morale highhave been untiring.
"Van" has always been ready to give 'advice to students on
any individual problems which perplex them. We all Wish to
extend our sincerest thanks to him. , .c e
Business Manager ....
Sports Editor ....
Societ . .
Activities ............... . . .
F. F. A. .......... .
Quill and Scroll
Glee Clubs . . .
Senior History ....
Senior Will ......
Senior Prophecy ....
Junior History .....
Sophomore History ....
Freshman History ....
Art Editor .........
Typists ..... . . .
Subscriptions . . .
Mary Lou Westerby
. .. Pete Fenoglio
.. Merrill Dieken
. . . . . Walter Blessing
. . . . . Barbara Zook
. . . . Robert Gentle
. . . . Lowell Heller
. . . . Elinor Stalter
. . . Mary Maccanelli
.. . . Donald Wake
.. John Bitenc
. . . . . Jerold Leeper
. . . . . . . . . . . Margaret Greenwell, Hazel
Lowe, Mary Maynard, Dorothy Mooney
. . . . . . . . . Frank Kauzlarich, Chairman
Robert Anderson, Albert Fahnestock,
Robert Kreite, Mary Polito, Robert
Rodgers, Norma Snyder, Dorothy Was-
son, Bette Lou Ragsdale v
.. . . . .. Maurine Youngblood, Chairmang
Marzella Threw, Typing.
Earle L. Moul
Dr. Flank D. Jacobs
Frcd K. Clayton
W, C: Cline Tunis Dj Kyes
Illinois Wesleyan University, A. B.
University of Illinois, M. A.
Augustana College, A. B.
University of Illinois
Assistant Principal, Science, Mathematics
University of Illinois, B. S.
Michigan State College
Sponsor of F. F. A.
Adviser, Junior Class
H Ann B1:0wN
Illinois State Normal University,
Commerce, Social Studies
Adviser, Freshman Class
Illinois State Normal University
Milwaukee Teachers College
Private Work-Ellen Kinsman Mann
Illinois Wesleyan University, B. M.
Director, Glee Clubs
Adviser, Freshman Class
, Knox College, A. B.
University of Colorado
University of 'Wisconsin ,
English, Physical Education ,
Adviser, Sophomore Class
University of Wisconsin
Western Illinois State Teachers College, B. Ed
Athletic Director, Science
Adviser, Senior Class
Iowa State College, B. S.
Chicago Art Institute
Adviser, Senior Class
Mmuieisn HEIIXIAN .
University of Illinois, A. B.
University of Wisconsin
Adviser, Junior Class
FLo DIKEMAN .
Mac Murray College, B. S.
University of Chicago
University of-Kentucky, M. S.
Adviser, Sophomore Class
Western State Teachers College, B. Ed.
University of Illinois
English, American History
Adviser, Sophomore Class
Adviser, Freshman Class
Central Missouri State Teachers College, B. S
University of Missouri
Adviser, Junior Class
University of Colorado
University of Illinois
Adviser, Freshman Class
MwN'roN PARK me
Shurtleff College. Ph. B.
Nebraska State Teachers' College
Vanriercook School of Music
Western Illinois State Teachers College B Ed
Biology and Physics
Adviser, Junior Class
Monmouth College, A. B.
University of Colorado
English, Speech, History
Adviser, Senior Class
Bradley College, B. S.
Sponsor, The Argus, 'Voyageur
Adviser. Junior Class
Evansville College, A. B.
University of Michigan, Mp A.
University of Wisconsin
University of Illinois
English, Latin, French
Sponsor of Argus, Voyageur,
Quill and Scroll
Adviser, Senior Class
Illinois State Normal Universi
University of Colorado
Social Studies, Commerce
Adviser, Freshman Class
ADA AGNOALETTI, "Janie"
A. A. 1, 3, 45 Librarian 43 Can-
Lmsms ALls1s1z'rs, "Sid" '
A. A. 1, 2, 33 Football 49 Bas-
ketball Manager 4g Glee Club 1,
2g Band 1, 2, 3, 4.
RAYMOND Bmuaisu, "Ray"
A. A. 1, 2, 3, 49 Football 3. 4,
Track 45 Glee Club 2, 49 F.F.A.
1, 2, 3, 4g Judging team 1. 2.
A. A. 1, 2, 3.
A. A. 1.
A1110 AGNOLE'I"l'l, "Phiz"
A .A. 1, 23 Football Manrger 4.
Rolzum' AND1f:usoN, "Andy"
Football 1, 2, 3, 4g Track 43
Voyageur Staff 43 Stage Manager
"Oh! Promise Me' 4g Stage Man-
ager "Taking The Count," 4.
FRANK BIGLIAZZI, "Shanks"
Football 45 Track 3, Track Man-
lVALTER BL1sss1NG, "Sonny"
A. A. 4g Argus Staff 4g Quill Ka
Scroll 4, Voyageur 43 "Oh what
A Night" 33 "Pa's New House-
keeper" 3g '0h! Promise Me' 45
'Taking The Count" 4.
A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4g Glee Club 1.
2, 3, 45 Mixed Chorus 2, 35
Band 1, 2, 3, 45 Cantata 1, 2.
BETTY CIIAI-MAN, "Chappy"
Wheller High 1. 2: Class Vice
President 25 A. A. 3. 45 Class
Play 1, 2: All School Play 1, 25
Honor Roll 1, 2.
MAXINE CLINE, "Macky"
A. A. 1, 2, 35 Glee Club 1.-2. 35
Band 1, 2, 3, 45 Librarian 35
Cantata 1, 2, 3.
Roosevelt Junior High 15 Manual
Training High 25 Henry High 35
Band 1, 2, 3.
AIi.I.I5nN DuBois, "Ar"
A. A. 1, 2, 35 Glee Club 1. 2.
3, 45 Cantata 1. 2. 3, 4.
PIQTIQ FI:NoGLzo, "Pete"
Class President 45 Class Secre-
tary-Treasurer 35 A. A. Council
Member 35 A. A. 1. 2, 3, 45 Ar-
gus Staff 3, 45 Cuill and Scroll
3. 45 Voyageur Staff 2. 45 F.F.
A. 1, 2, 3, 45 Judging Team 1,
2, 3, 45 Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4.
Room: CLAYTON, "Rog"
Class Vice President 1, 35 A. A.
Council Member 3, 45 A. A. 1,
2, 3, 45 Footiall 45 Basketball
2, 3, 45 Track 1, 2, 3, 45 Argus
Staff 45 Voyageur 45 'Glee Club
1, 25 Mixed Chorus 15 Voice Con-
test 1: Band 1, 2, 3, 45 Band
Solo Contest 1, 2, 3, 45 "Oh!
What A Night" 3: Cantata 1, 25
"Taking Thel Count" 4.
VIRGINIA CRUISE, "Ginny"
A. A. 1, 2, 3. 45 Librarian 35
Honor Roll 2, 3.
MIQRIQZLI, DIEKEN, "Dieken"
A. A. Council Member 2, 45 A.
A. 1, 2, 3, 45 Argus Staff 3, 45
Luill and Scroll 3, 45 Voyageur
Staff 45 Glee Club 15 Band 2. 35
"Oh! 'What A Night" 35 Librarian
43 Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 45 Can-
tata 15 "Taking The Count" 45
Declamation Contest 4.
F.F.A. 1, 2, 3, 45 Voyageur 4.
PEARL FILKER, "Toney"
A. A. 1. 2.
ELIJON Fmcsimiz, "Bill"
A. A. 1, 2, ag "om what A
Cir.mm':S CAsi'Au.wlcII, "Chalk"
Gi-:No GIAGNONI, "Griggs"
JANE G0o1JmN, "Janie"
A. A. 1, 2, 3, 43 Argus Staff 43
Quill and Scroll 43 Voyageur
Staff 43 Glee Club 2, 43 "Oh!
What A Night" 33 "Pa's New
Housekeepern 33 "Oh Promise
Me" 43 Cantata 2, 43 "Taking
The Count" 43 Declamation Con-
J oHN Guucn, "Johnnie"
A. A. 1, 2, 3, 43 Glee Club 2
EXIODICNE Fooslc, "Pete"
A. A. 1, 2, 3, 43 Glee Club 1,
2, 3. 43 Cantata 1, 4.
Rolsam' GENTIAE, "Bob"
Class President 13 Track 1, 2, 3,
43 Argus Stai 1, 2, 3, 43 Quill
and Scroll 3, 43 Voyageur Staff
43 Glee Club 1, 23 Mixed Chorus
23 Band 1, 2, 3, 43 "Ohl What A
Night" 33 "Pa's New House-
keeper 33 "Oh! Promise Me" 43
F.F.A. 1, 2, 3, 43 Judging
Team 1, 2g Cantata 23 "Taking
The Count" 43 Declamation Con-
N ELLIE Gmsrouu, "Nancy Anne"
A. A. 1, 2, 3, 43 Declamation
Contest 1, 43 Cantata 4.
MA1euA1uc'r GREENWELL, "Meg""
Class President 23 A. A. 1, 2, 3,
43 Argus Staff 43 Voyageur Staif
43 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 43 Mixed
Chorus 2, 3, 43 Voice Contest 1,
2, 3, 43 Prompter "Oh! What A
Night" 33 "Oh! Promise Me" 43
Librarian 33 Honor Roll 1, 2. 3,
4, Cantata 1, 2, 3, 43 "Taking
the Count" 4.
ANNIE GUCIQNIQ, "Ann"
A. A. 1, 2, 3, 43 Band 1, 23
Librarian 43 Prompter "Taking
The Count" 4.
Lolrlslc HALE, "Junior"
A. A. 1, 2, 3, 43 Glee Club 43
Band 1, 2, 3, 43 Declamatfon
Contest 3, 43 Librarian 33 Cant-
ata 43 "Taking the Count", 4.
ELIZABETH HEVVITT, "Betty"
Glee Club 1, 43 Cantata 1. 43
Prompter "Taking the Count" 4.
CARL HILTROP, "Snipe"
Football 1, 2, 3, 43 Honor Roll
1. 2, 3, 4
ROBERT Jwolslls, "Chick"
A. A. 1. 2. 3, 4, Band 1, 2,
EIJWVIN HAKIQINGTON, "Ed"
A. A. 1.
Lowlsl.L Hl:l.LEll, "Jake"
A. A. 1, 2, 3, 43 Argus Staff 3,
43 Quill and Scroll 3. 43 Voy-
ageur Staff 43 Glee Club2g F. F.
A. 1, 2, 3, 43 Judging Team
1, 2, 3, 43 Cantata 2.
Wll.Lls HILL, "Bill"
A. A. 4.
JOHN Houli, "Curly"
Abingdon High and Canton High
1, Football 4g Baskettall 3, 4, lf.
F. A. 2, 33 Judging Team 2.
FRANK Klltrzmnlcll, "Junior"
Class Vice-President 43 A. A.
Council Member 33 A. A. 1, 2.
3, 43 Football 3, 43 Basketball
1, 2, 3, 43 Track 2, 3. 4, F. F.
A. 2, 3, 43 Judging Team 2, F.
F. A. Vine-President 3g "Taking
the Count" 4
ROBERT KREITE, "Bob"
A. A. President 43 A. A. 1, 2,
3, 43 Football 3, 43 Voyageur
Staff 43 Cantata 4
HAZEL Lowa, "Shorty"
Glasford High School 13 Win-
chester High School 33 A. A. 23
Argus Staff 43 Voyageur Staff 43
Declamation Contest 13 Honor
A. A. 1, 2,, 3, 43 Voyageur Staff
43 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 43 Mixed
Chorus 43 Voice Contest 2, 3. 43
Cantata 1, 2, 3, 4
Canton High School 1, 23 A.
A. 3, 43 Argus Staff 43 Voyageur
Staff 43 Librarian 4
A. A. 1, 2, 4
E1.1zA1ns'rH MACCANELLI, "Beth"
A. A. 1, 2, 3, 43 Argus Staff
2, 33 Quill and Scroll 3. 43 Voy-
ageur Staff 43 Glee Club 1. 3, 43
Mixed Chorus 2, 3,4Q Voice Con-
test 23 "Oh! What A Night" 33
Cantata 1, 2, 3, 4
MELBA MASTERS, "Small Fry"
East Peoria High School 1, 2, 33
Class Secretary-Treasurer 13 A.
A. 43 'G. A. A. 23 Home Econ-
omics Club 1, 2, 3.
LOUISE MlI,l.AlilJ, "Lou"
A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4
Jlamcr MONARI, "Cruncher"
A. A. 1, 2, 3, 43 Football Mana-
ger 43 Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4
DOROTHY MOONEY, "Dody"i
A. A. 1, 2, 3, 43 Voyageur Staff
4, Glee Club 1, 3, 45 Mixed Chor-
us 3, 43 Prompter "Oh! What A
EVELYN MACDC-NALD, "Shorty"
Class Vice President 23 A. A. 1
2. 3. 4, Glee Club 1. 2, 3g Mixl
ed Chorus 35 Librarian 2, Cant-
ata 1, 2, 3
KEWH MCKEEVER, "Skeeter"
A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4
W'A1.TEH N EWCOMB,
Rolsmvr PETIQINI, "Bob"
Football 1, 2, 3, 43 Basketball
3g Track 1, 3. 4, Glee Club lg
"Oh! What A Night" 3.
F RAN K lwluslzs,
Canton High School 1
C1-rA1u.las MCCOllll, "Chuck"
A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Glee Club 25
btage Manager "Oh! What A
INA MAI5 NEWCOMB, "Peaches"
A. A. 15 Glee Club 2. 3, 4,
Cantata 2, 3, 4.
DUROTHY PALLEY, "Dot"
Class Secretary-Treasurer 15 Glee
Club 1, 2, 35 Mixed Chorus 3,
Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Band Solo Con-
test 1, 2, 3, 4, 'Ohl What A
Night" 35 Declamation Contest
2, 3. 43 Librarian 3, Honor Roll
1, 2, 3, 4, Cantata 1, 2, 3, 4,
"Taking the Count", 4.
MARY Pouro, "AGatha"
A. A. 1, 2, Glee Club lg Can-
B1s'1"1'Y LOU RAGSDALE5
A. A. 1, 2, 3, 45 Voyageur Staff
45 'Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 45 Mixed
Chorus 3, 45 Voice Contest 1, 2,
3, 45 Piano Contest 15 Librarian
45 Cantata 1, 2, 3, 4.
Romfzlu' Romans, "Dude"
A- A- 1. 2, 3, 45 Basketball 3,
45 Argus Staff 45 Quill and Scroll
45 Voyageur Staff 45 Honor Roll
JOHN SEDDON, "Johnny"
A. A. 45 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 45
Mixed Chorus 1, 2. 3. 45 Band
1, 2, 3, 45 Librarian 45 Cantata
2, 3, 4.
NORMA SNYISER, "Dopey"
A. A. 1, 2, 3, 45 Glee Club 1.
25 Declamation Contest 35 Libr-
ARCHIE STEEL, "Scratch"
DOROTHY RICH, "Dot"
Rio High School 1, 25 Class Sec-
retary-Treasurer 25 A. A. 3, 45
Cheerleader 1, 25 Argus Staff 45
Quill and Scroll 45 Voyageur 45
Glee Club 25 Voice Contest 25
"Her Emergency Family" 25 "Oh!
What A Night" 35 "Oh! Promise
Me" 45 Declamation Contest 25
Librarian 25 Honor Roll 1, 2, 3,
Rom-im' RUGGERI, "Chip"
Canton High School 15 A. A. 2.
ROGER SMITH, "Smitty"
Ellisville High School 1.
ELINOR S1'ALTaH, "Salty"
A. A. 1, 2, 3, 45 Cheerleader 35
Voyageur Staff 45 Glee Club 1.
2, 35 Voice Contest 2, 3, 45 "0h!
What A Night" 35 Declamation
Contest 1, 2. 35 Cantata 1, 2.3.
GRACUQ SUTTON, "Sutton"
A. A. 1. 2, 3. 45 Argus Stal? 3,
45 Quill and Scroll 3, 45 Voya-
geur Staff 45 Glee Club 1. 2, 3.
45 Mixed Chorus 2. 3, 45 Voice
Contest 1, 2, 3, 45 "Oh! What A
Night" 35 "Oh! Promise Me" 45
Declamation Contest 2, 3, 45
Honor Roll 1, 2, 3. 45 Cantata 1,
2. 3. 4: "Taking The Count" 4.
W1+:LDoN TRACY, "Dick"
Class President 33 Class Secre-
tary-Treasurer 43 A. A. 1, 2 3,
43 Argus Staff 2, 3, 43 Quill and
Scroll 3, 4g Voyageur Staff 3, 43
Band 1, 2, 33 Band Solo Contest
LENO VENTUR', "Lemon"
Football 3. 43 Basketball 43
Track 13 Librarian 3, 4.
DONALD WAKE, "Don"
A. A. 2. 49 Football 43 Argus
Staff 43 Quill and Scroll 43 Voya-
geur Staff 43 Band 1, 2, 3, 43
"Oh! Promise Me" 43 Declama-
- tion Contest 3, 43 "Taking The
XV.-XNDAl.EA WVEAYl'IR, "Wanda"
A. A. 1, 2, 3. 43 Glee Club 3,
43 Cantata 3, 43 Honor Roll 2.
A. A. 2, 3, 43 Vovageur Stall' 43
Judging Team 1, 2, 3g Fireman's
Fair Play 33 F.F.A. 1, 2, 3, 43
MARIE WRIGHT, "Re"
A. A. 1, 2, 3, 43 Voyageur Staff
43 Band 2, 3, 43 "Oh! What A
Night" 33 Declamation Contest
33 Honor Roll 23 Cantata 4.
West Frankfoit Community High
School 1, 23 Librarian 43 Honor
Roll 3. 4.
ANN VIGNALI, "Blackie"
A. A. 1, 2, 3, 43 Librarian 3, 4.
A. A. 1, 2, 3. 43 Voyageur
Staff 43 Honor Roll 3, 4.
Minn' Lou WlSTl'1lil31', "Peach"
A. A. 1, 2, 3, 43 Argus Staff 43
Quill and Scroll 43 Editor of
Voyageur 43 Glee Club 1. 3. 45
Mixed Chorus 43 Piano Contest
1, 23 Girls' Glee Club Accompan-
ist 13 "Oh! What A Night" 39
Prompter "Ohl Promise Me" 43
Librarian 43 Honor Roll 1, 2, 3,
43 Cantata 1, 3, 4.
A BARBARA Zoolz, "Red"
St. Petersburg Senior High 33
Af, A. 1, 2, 43 Cheerleader 13
Editor of Argus 43 Quill -and
Scroll 4s Voyageur Staff 43 Glee
Club 1, 43 Mixed Chorus 43 "Chl
Promise Me" 43 Librarian 43
Honor Roll 1, 2, 3. 43 Cantata
1, 43 "Taking The Count" 4.
SENIOR CLASS HISTORY
President ......... ...... P ete Fenoglio
Vice-President ..............,.......... Frank Kauzlarich
SecretaryfTre,asurer ....................... Weldon Tracy
Advisers: Miss Wiley, Miss Clinch, Miss Youngblood and
-In the early fall of '36 when the F. C. H. S. Studios opened for the school
session, a new group of young actors gathered together on the stage of
Education. This group constituted the graduating class of '40,
We were allowed to enroll as "extras" only, but soon we were to be given
the chance to develop our acting ability. With Robert Gentle, Roger Clayton,
and Dorothy Palley presiding, Miss Youngblood and Mr. Van Winkle directing,
we began our careers.
Our first social activity was an exciting Christmas Party which was en-
joyed very much. Then Christmas vacation came to temporarily relieve us of
our duties. On returning to location we found ourselves confronted by the
dreaded Semester Exams. Gradually we became more accustomed to our en-
vironment and by the term's end we were rapidly improving our acting in
the Great 'Play of Education.
When we faced the cameras the following year, the cast was changed
and we were given new parts as "bit-players". That feeling of inferiority,
which was so depressing as extras, was now gone. We were proud of our
promotion but, still, we knew there was much room for advancment. We con-
tinued to work and study, trying hard to gain a better knowledge of things
about us. We also entertained our fellow students and parents with an
exciting circus, a dance, and a short play.
I 1938-39 came to find us playing our new roles as "stand-ins." During this
term we presented the comedy "Ohl What A Night" which was a great dramatic
success. Our lzoys also took the spotlight in both football and basketball. The
most impressive event of the term, the Junior- Senior Prom, resulted in a very
pleasant evening for all our guests and proved our ability to entertain the
The approach of the '39-'40 session was watched with growing interest for
it was then that we became "Stars" in the Play of Education. Weare proud
to say that we have filled many leading roles with a very high degree of
The Senior Dance was considered one of the most successful dances the
school has ever known. When the Juniors invited us to attend the Dinner
dance on April 12 we gladly accepted, and enjoyed the pleasant evening of
entertainment consisting of a dinner, speeches, music, and dancing.
Another highlight of the term, the Senior Play, under the direction of Miss
Wiley, again proved our super-colossal acting ability.
During our four years of High Schcol Education we have acquired a vast
store of knowledge which will always be of extreme value to us. In return for
our efforts, we each shall receive a neatly folded paper signifying the com!
pletion of a High School course. We extend sincere thanks to our parents and
to our teachers for giving us this opportunity in life which is rapidly becoming
more and more necessary for future success. No matter where our separate
pathways in the world may lead us, we will always cherish the happy memories
of our experiences in the 'good old F. C. H. S. Studios.
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THE SENIORS' LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
We, the class of '40 of Ability Community High School, City of Rare
Specimens, County cf the Eighth Wonder of the World, Studio of F. C. H. S.,
proclaim the. following as our last will and testament and all others made here-
tofore by said class for year '40 are hereby declared null and void.
First: To all succeeding classes of the Farmington Community High School we
leave our admirable class spirit, wit and good humor and all our success.
Second? To the faculty we bequeath calm days and peaceful nights and a few
Pale pink mlls.
Third: We hereby bestow upon cur beloved urderclassmen the following assets:
I, Pete Fenoglio, leave my counseling guidance to next year's Senior president,
Gosh, What a job!
I, Bob Gentle. will my reckless driving to June Fleisher.
I, Dorothy Rich, will my ability to have a good time to Carol Dalton.
I, Melba Masters, leave my dancing grace to all awkward Freshmen.
We, Cecil Lockwood and Bob Jacobus, bequeath our neatly pressed pants to Don-
I, Wandalea Weaver, will my Hanna City good manners to Laverne Stockham.
They beat those of Middle Grove, perhaps.
I, Bettv You Fagsdale, will my irrerressible giggle to my sister Georgia Lee.
T, Walter Blessing. will mv wonderful l-'nowedge of history to Genevieve Olson.
I, Raymond Barber, bequeath my slenderness to Annabelle Norton.
I, Maxine fline. will my ability to be true and faithful to Minnie Fontana. She's
not doing so bed already.
I. Ha-fel Lowe, will a bottle of vihite shoe polish to any girl in F. C. H. S. who
wears saddle oxfords.
I, Ina Mae Newcomb, leave my ability to blush to Dorothy Morotti.
I, Merrill Dieken, will mv long legs to Billv Stockham.
I, Pearl Filker, bequeath some of my friendliness to all Freshmen girls.
1. Vesta Bitner, will my quiet ways to Helen Scapecchi.
M C I, Barbara Zook. leave my ability to hold alumni graduates as steadies to Marion
I, Frank Myers, bequeath my collection of "Sweetheart Stories" to Bill Bruniga.
I, Mary Polito, will mv becoming figure to Jane Perelli. I hope you use it
to a better advantage than I did, Jane.
I, Clyde Williamson, bequeath my willingness to discuss farm topics to Earl
I, Louise Hale. will my love for dancing to Rosemary Sutton.
I, Roger Clavton, will mv wav with the women to Jimmv Perelli.
I, Evelyn McDonald, bequeath my appreciation of masculine physique to Pauline
I, Gracie Sutton, will my abilty to sing to Lucille Hillman. We think you can
make good use of it, Lucille.
I, Robert Kreite, will my good manners and politeness to Robert McCord.
Please use these diligently.
I, Margaret Greenwell, will my ability to pick the most eligible boy in school
as her steady to Zelma Morse.
I. Pete Vallosio, will my accuracy in shorthand to Mildred Kimbrell.
We, Ada Agnoletti and Ann Vginali, bequeath our dark hair to Wanda Lee.
1, Albert Fahnestock, leave my ability to get around with the girls to Junior
I, Dorothy Palley, will my "Sax appeal' to Gerald Hedden.
N I, Norma Snyder, leave my two cute little pigtails to Wilma Leigh and Marlyn
I, Emodene Foose, leave my slight figure to Bettv Snyder.
I, Don Wake, will my "Stay away from the girls policy" to any boy who requests
I, Herbert Boone, leave my short stature to Robert Timmons.
I, John Houk, will my empty place in this schcolhouse to anyone who thinks he
is big enough to fill it.
I, Robert Rodgers, leave my gocd looks in basketball shorts to Robert Arnold.
I, Erma Cantergiani, will mv Canton boy friends to Mary Allovio, They're swell
fellows, Mary, and I hope you will like them.
I, Johnny Moletti, bequeath my farmers walk to Barbara Bowers.
I, Leslie Alberts, bequeath my ability to get a date with anyone whom I please
to Dean Plumer-added to what he now has, he should go places.
I. Charles McCord, will my temper to Laurene Myersg hope it doesn't get away
with you as it does with rne.
I, Lowell Heller, bequeath my desire to grow a mustache to anyone who can
take a kidding better than I do.
I, Frank Bigliazzi, will my "woman hater" attitude to Joe Butkus.
f F IbAn-iie gucene, leave my reputation as the veteran gum chewer to the faculty
I, John Sedden, leave my love for chasing the girls to Bob Wright.
I, Archie Steele, bequeath my taste for appropiate attire to Mr. Brown.
I, Walter Newcomb, leave my telephone conversation to Betty Scott.
I, Jane Gooden, will my dancing ability to Jimmy Rohline.
I, Robert Anderson, will my dainty feet to Lola McKinley.
k I, Frank Kauzlarich, will my ability as an all-round athlete to Donald Bridge-
I, Roberta Hedden, will my wavy hair to Marjorie Ashton.
We, Elinor Stalter and Eldon Flesher. will some good advice to all underclassrnen
who overwork their mouths and neglect their studies.
I, Nellie Glasford, will my ability to get whom I want to Lois Stalter.
I, Bob Petrini, will my dark eyes and wavy hair to Barbara Cramer.
We, Willis Hill and Roger Clayton. leave our ability to concentrate on music to
I, Leno Venturi, will mv big feet to Leland Wake-added to what he now has he
should have a real understanding.
I, Dorothy Wasson, leave my friendliness and husky voice to Marion Ingold.
I, Dorothy Mooney, will my love of a good argument to Betty Flesher.
I, Geno Giagnoni, donate my sweet smile to Ila McDonald. A smile is always
I, Betty Chapman, will my stage fright giggles to Marlvn Nelson.
I, Louise Millard. will my Winsome manner to Marjorie Dunton. May you treat
I, Jerry Monari, will my collection of gcod jol-'es and my willingness to swap
the same with Robert McCord. They come in handy while waiting on tardv teachers.
I, Virginia Cruise, will lots of good soap and water to any of the underclassmen
who may have a need for it.
I, Betty Cunningham, bequeath my aptitude to "get around" socially to any
future newcomers who are inclined to be a bit bashful.
I, Mary Maynard, bequeath my typing talent to Charles Campbell.
I, John Grier, leave my mischievous acts in seventh hour study hall to Miss Bear.
I, Aldo Agnoletti, will my ability to train a dog to anyone who has a dog that
needs some training.
We, Edwin Harrington and Charles Gasparovich, will our "bachelor ideas" to
We, Elizabeth and Mary Maccanelli, will cur singing ability to John Schmidt.
We hope you use it.
I, Betty Hewitt, bequeath my "beau-catching" methods to Annie Tusek.
I, Carl Hiltrop, leave my experience with all the inexperienced.
I, Keith McKeever, will my ability to "Speak up and say what I want to" to
I, Weldon Tracv, will my artistic ability to next year's Seniors who have to
draw dance posters. They do have nice curves.
I, Arleen DuBois, will my distinguished nose to Raymond Krey.
I, Rodger Smith, will my bookkeeping ability to anyone who has trouble with
I, Robert Ruggeri, leave my art of starting an argument and always winning it,
to Kenneth Morrow.
I, Mary Lou Westerby, will the lids on the ink bottles to the Senior of next
year who will be editor of "The Voyageur".
I, Marie Wright, will nothing because I can't think of anything else.
fSignedJ Senior Class '40
Russell B. Troxel
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CLASS PROPHECY '40
Four years ago I obtained a position with the movie studio F. C. H. S. This
helped me to fultul my greatest ambition, to travel in search of talent for a studio.
As a beginning 1 decloeu to ILOK up some of this famous studios old stars.
I left Farmington one bright sunshiny morning and headed west. I stopped for
some gas in Hannioal, Ivrissouri, and who should fill 'er up but Edwin Harrington. He
said he was getting along fine. he had his own oil station and was making enough to
support his wife, Betty Chapman Harrington, and four children.
he also pointed out. Archie Steels place of business, which was a corner drug
store. Archie says he got this idea when he worked for Mr. Jackson in Farmington.
Betty Cunninghan, his old flame, is there with him. I always knew she was a good in-
Another of my former classmates, Marie Wright, lives in Hannibal. She has com-
pleted her nurses training and now takes care of children while their parents explore
Tom bawyers Cave. She says she likes this type of work and the tips are fair.
I resumed my journey and this time I was in Kansas teiore I met anybody from
home. Walter Blessing has a farm there and is trying to discover some way of tying
his land down so it wont blow away. I admire him for his grit, and I don't mean
I continued my journey by airplane to Salt Lake City, Utah. On the way I picked
up a newspaper and began, to read. I turned first to the sport page. There I read
Merrill Dieken's article. "Dieken Speaking." In this he stated that Raymond Barber
and Robert Anderson are still playing football and have more than a fair chance to go
to the Rose Bowl. In this same article Dieken predicted that Frank Myers would beat
the socks off Joe Louis. More power to him.
Then I turned to the comics and read Johnny Moletti's strip, "And So They Were
Never Married. ' Don't quote me on this, but I heard he gets all his ideas from past
In the society news I discovered that Gracie Sutton and Doyle Fayhee threw a big
partv for the Duchess of Kent, the former Dorothy Rich.
Right below this article I read an item saying Roger Clayton and Margaret Green-
well are now happily married and have twin girls. lTwins .must run in the familyl.
It is rather tiresome to read a paper while riding in an airplane, so I decided to
look out of the window. Lo and behold, there directly to the right of me was a large
flat building with smaller ones all around it. A sign on the roof flashed "Norma Snvder'
School of the Air, Enroll now while the fee is low." And in smaller letters "Male
enrollees preferred." And I thought she would marry Bob!
Upon arriving at Salt Lake City, I took rooms at a leading hotel, and there, to
my great surprise, was Weldon Tracy, whose orchestra has been fea'ui-ed at the largest
hotels all over the United States. He is planning to go abroad next summer. Not bad.
His vocalists are Emcdene Foose and Clyde Williamson. For an added attraction he
has Ann Vignali and Pete Vallosio in their latest dance craze, "The Tango Tapioca."
Cecil Lockwood plays the drums in Tracy's band and you should see him get hot.
Robert Jacobus plays a trombone and is really every bit as good as Tommy Dorsey.
Chuck McCord has always had such a love for the "females" that he just couldn't
limit himself to one wife. So as a result he has become a Mormon and now has twentyf
nine wives and children too numerous to mention. 'E
From here I continued my searching by automobile. When I came to the state
line, whom should I meet but Walter Newcomb, who is a Utah State policeman. His
only job is to lick labels and stick them on car windows. He said his sister, Ina Mae,
is happily married and is living in Salt Lake City. He also informed me that he takes
Ada Agnoletti for a ride on his rnortorcycle every Sunday afternoon. It is better than
a bicvcle built for two and much more romantic.
When I arrived at Reno, Nevada, I learned that Melba Masters had taken up per-
manent residence there. It is rumored that she has so many divorces that she saves
expenses by staying there.
I a'so met John Houk at Reno. It seems as if he followed Melba trying to get her
to cut her alimony. He says he can't support his latest wife, Annie Gucene, and pay
Melta too. I'on't know how he will come out but I can guess.
I was in Hollywood, California, before I found any trace of some other old stars of
the Studio F.C.H.S. Then I went to the premier of "She Went South With The
Boarder" and who should be playing but Hazel I.owe and John Grier.
It really was a marvelous picture. Almost as good as Leno Venturi's successful
drama, "The Fonevmoon Is Over."
A trip to Hcllywotd wculdn't be complete without a tour of the movie studios
"' 0 nv on an sv .wanna
At M.G.M. I met Geno Giagnoni and Wandalea Weaver. Geno is a Stage hand,
while Wandalea is still plugging away trying to make the producers believe she is a
Next I met Aldo Agnoletti and Frank Bigliazzi, tvio of Wall Street's handsomest
inillif.En?ires. 'Ihey told me that Roberta Hedden is a fan dancer on Broadway, with a
ot o ans.
They also told me that Donald Wake was a business associate of theirs and was
simply rolling in wealth.
Vesta Bitner is a private stenographer for Cecil B. DeMi1le and is doing all right
Bob Petrini is head of the Hollywood Police Department. He must have got there
on his merits, not on his Irish eyes.
Albert Fahnestock and Eldon Flesher are famous dentists. They guarantee to re-
move teeth without pain. Their secret is thisg Eldon hits the patient on the head
with a crowbar, at the same time Albert extracts the teeth. They are doing a rush
business with the nearest hospital at which Mary Lou Westerby is the head nurse.
Since she gave Joe the air she has dedicated herself to humanity. A second Florence
Frank Kauzlarich is one of Mary Lou's latest patients. It seems as if he took an
electric iron to bed with him to keep his feet warm and it set the sheets afire. He'll
Keith McKeever has purchased a newspaper in Hollywood which he has labeled
"The McKeever Gazette." Mrs. McKeever, formerly Dorothy Wasson, is editor-in-
chief, and their thirteen children do the delivering of this dailv paper.
Robert Rodgers has purchased the largest night club in Hollywood and has em-
ployed Dorcthy Palley and Louise Millard as entertainers.
Erma Cantergiani, who has become a great orator, is now working for the Govern-
Dorothy Mooney is a great pianist and plays over the radio. She is employed by
Pete Fencglio on his "Cures Corns Quick" Program.
Maxine Cline writes all the scripts used on this program and Leslie Alberts does
the announcing. John Seddon has charge of the sound system and Evelyn MacDonald is
the vocalist. Arleen DuBois and Jerry Monari carry the heavv dramatic parts. Virginia
Cruise and Pearl Filker do the advertising and at the same time demonstrate their pro-
I learned that some of the old stars of '40 had gone abroad. Barbara Zcok is in
Spain where she has obtained for herself the honor of being the best lady bull-fighter
in the world.
Willis Hill is a fur trader in Canada. His business is growing everyday.
Betty Hewitt is in Paris, where she designs clothes for canines. She is doing very
well, so I hear.
Charles Gasparovich is now in Australia trying his best to catch a kangaroo. So
far he has had no luck but he won't give up the ship. ,
Elizabeth and Mary Macc-anelli have found themselves two millionaires with whom
they are now vacationing in Cuba.
Robert Ruggeri has taken up permanent resident in Hawaii. He's got the grass
" ' Lowell Heller is in India learning how to charm snakes. Everyone to his own tastes.
as the old ladv said when she kissed the cow.
Herbert Boone is in Arabia trying to find the Cave of the Ars-hian Knights. He
just won't give up. He savs he knows it is there, because he read about it in a book.
Nellie Glasford is happily married and is in China with her husband, Roger Smith.
who is a missionary there.
Carl Hiltrop and Bettv Lou Ragsdale are in Mexico making their living by teaching
Mexicans how to .make pottery.
Marv Polito is in Brazil. She has patented her idea of how to grow artificial coffee
beans. No wonder her husband drinks tea!
Mary Maynard has taken over Dorothy Dix's column and is very popular with young
Elinor Stalter is in Swit7erland and is she a flash on skis?
Louise Hale, residing in England, holds the pcsition of private groom for Chamber-
lain's umbrella. -
So with all this information on old stars, I returned to the F.C.H. S. Studios.
The new Superintendent, Robert Gentle, was very interested in my account of
the class of '40, but he just could not see where I had accorvmlishrd anything in the
line of new talent. As a result I was fired but I don't mind because Robert Kriete,
president of the Boy Scouts, has promised that I am to be their first lady mascot.
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SENIOR CLASS PLAY
Most of the excitement in "Taking The Count" occurred at the Allison home
where the doctor and a piano tuner were mistaken for each other. There was
also quite a mix-up between the Count and the butler. An elopement and a sud
den marriage made a good ending for this three act farce, presented on May 16
and 17 in the school gym.
Cast Of Characters
John Allison .... . .
Emily Allison .....
. . . . . Gracie Sutton
. . .. Dorothy Palley
. ..... Louise Hale
. . . Roger Clayto n
. .... Merrill Dieken
. . . . . .. Barbara Zook
Joy Allison .........
Mrs. Laura Howard ..
Eddie Lester ........
Count Nicho'as Rinaldo ....
Phyllis Dumont .
i i i i .......... Jane Gooden
. . . . . . . . . . Margaret Greenwell
Jennie . ......... . .
Annie Gucene, Betty Hewitt
Miss Martha Wiley
Stage Manager ....
Prompters . . .
Dire ctor ..... . . . ............... . .
Make-up: Miss Clinch, A. Agnoletti, B. Chapman, M. Cline, D. Mooney
B. Ragsdale, N. Snyder, A. Vignali, D. Rich, D. Wasson
Properties: Mr. Grebe, R. Anderson, C. McCord, L. Heller, J. Houk
Tickets: Miss Youngblood, M. Polito, C. Williamson., A. Fahnestock
M. Masters, W. Tracy, M. L. Westerby
Ushers: P. Fenoglio, R. Rodgers, P. Vallosio, L. Millard, E. McDonald
Carol Dalton. Seward Fisher, Mildred Kimbrell, Lee McDonald,
Patricia Smith, Gerald Hedden.
Dorothy Moul, Jimmie Perelli, Robert Timmons, John Bitenc,
Minnie Fontana, Loretta Kyes.
JUNIOR CLASS PLAY
One daughter falling in love with a married man, another daughter going
to her first big party, a son continually asking for money, and the frequent
quarrels and reconciliations of the parents, provided plenty of action in the
Junior presentation of "Heart Trouble" on November 18 and 19.
Cast Of Characters
Mrs Grace Morrison .................. Dorothy Jean Moul
Junior Morrison .......................... Lee McDonald
Patricia Morrison . . .
Conrad Tyler ....
Fred Morrison . .
Tommy Coler .....
Jethro Appleby ..............
Beatrice Tyler .............
Director .......... Mr. Louis Higgs
Advisers . . Miss Heiman Miss Threw,
Mr. Bateman, Mr. Taylor
Prompters ........ Minnie Fontana,
Stage Managers ...... John Bitenc,
Make-up .... Zellna Morse, Annabelle
Norton, Barbara Reed
.. .. Georgia Lee Ragsdale
. . . . . . Carol Mae Dalton
. . . . . . . Gerald Hedden
Properlizs ...... Donald Bridgestock,
Ushers . . . Marion McCord, Genevieve
Olson, Frances Tellaro, Mildred
DeVore, Beverly Cline
Tickets . . . ...... Vivian DuMars,
. Barbara Cramer
Publicity ...... Nancy Tiezzi, Minnie
Fontana, Barbara Reed
Robert Timmons, Edward Princis, Earl Lopeman, John Sepich,
Earl Threw, Robert Arnold, Fred Gregory, Robert Ellis, Bill
Bruniga, Raymond Krey, Seward Fisher, Jimmie Ingold.
Kenneth Morrow, Robert Wright, Park Lovell, Kenneth Sipp,
Donald Bridgestock, Lee McDonald, Jimmie Fornengo, Donald
Parr, Erwin Beecher, Jimmie Perelli, Donald Brown.
James Price, Amerigo Argie, Anabelle Norton, Nina Tiezzi, Mil-
dred Devore, Gerald Hedden, Albert Pulley, Arleen Welsh, Annie
Tusek, Vivian DuMars, John Picco.
Rm-b'-ra Bowers. Mary Allovio, Mary Wasson, Frances Tellaro,
Bob Hewitt, Minnie Fontana, John Bitenc. Barbara Cramer,
Beverly Cline, Dorothy Moul, Helen Hieronymus.
Hattie Newcomb, Marion McCord, Barbara Reed, Jaunita Cam-
eron, Patricia Smith. Sylvia Bruketta. Mildred Kimbrell. June
Fleisher, Charles Campbell, Carol Dalton, Genevieve Olson.
Tola McKinley, Loretta Kyes, Anita Patarozzi, Wilma Fahey,
Dean Plumer, Marjorie Ashton, Betty Towne, Elmer Settles,
Mary Succio, Nancy Tiezzi, Zelma Morse.
JUNIOR CLASS HISTORY
President ................................. James Perelli
Vice President ....... .... J immy Ingold
Secretary-Tre asurer ...................... Frances Tellaro
Advisers ....................... Mr. Bateman, Miss Threw
Mr. Leach, Miss Heiman, Mr. Taylor
In the fall of 1937, a group of camera shy youngsters entered the Studios
of Farmington Community High School. We were enrolled as "extras" and
referred to as "Freshmen" Foremost in our ranks and most ambitious for
screen tests were James Perelli, Loretta Kyes, and Geraldine Dixon.
Bewildered and frightened by the maze of equipment and the many stars
and directors, we tried to avoid the spotlight as much as possible. However the
upperclassmen were constantly focusing attention on us. As the year advanced
and as we gained confidence, we overcame many obstacles in our pathway. At
the end of the year we were greatly relieved to find that we had gone through
the various scenes well enough to have another screen test which might lead
When we returned to location in '38, we were given small parts in both
comedies and serious pictures. As we followed our class director, Vivian Du-
Mars, and her assistants, Robert Garrison and Betty Howell, among the cameras,
floodlights and sets, we saw our path loom before us much more clearly. Al-
though these "bit" parts were not of great proportion, we were glad to have
them and did the best we could with them. ,
After we had grown accustomed to the grinding of the cameras, we became
the "stand-ins" for the Senior Stars. Early in the year we produced the domes-
tic comedy, "Heart Trouble." Later several of our members attained distinction
on the athletic teams, in the music department, on the school newspaper, in
various clubs, and on the honor roll.
On April 12, in an old Dutch village, we bade a fond farewell to the Seniors
and promised to carry on the good work which they had given over to us. This
last production, in technicolor, showed the departing Stars we were ready to
compete for the Academy awards of next year.
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Dorothy Morotti, Lois Stalter, Audrey Williams, Donald Picton,
Mary Tusek, Lily Smith, Gaylen Boone, Frances Vandervcort,
Charles Balbinot, Jacqueline Hickman, Wilma Cooper. Artice
Freeland, June Failer, Helen Scapecchi, Winifred Smear, Leona
Josephine Zeni, Roszella Fisher, Betty Snyder, Marion Ingold,
Eugene Bixby, Sammy Morelli, Leland Wake, Clyde Morby, Jim-
mie Porter, Teddy Davison, John Svetich, Robert Campbell, Wilda
Nelson, Doris Bourne, Virginia Swan. Jane Jo Anne Perelli.
James Weathers, CliEord Richards, Nora Louise Thomas, Dorothy
Yancick, Marilyn Stevenson, Georgia Largent, Wilma Leigh,
Rosemary Sutton, Orville Schoonover, Onarina Favero, Marjorie
Dunton, Alice Lockwood, Thomas Greenwell, LaVerne Stockham,
Donald Bowton, Doris Jean Alberts.
John Schmidt, Howard Zimmerman, Elwood Ewalt, Leslie Finnie,
Delbert Balagna, Jack Wagner, William Van Petten, Harold Was-
son, Bill Hitchcock, Elmer Giudi, Wesley Krev, David Vaughan,
Keith Brashear, Marshall Hudson, Donald Weller, Kenneth Quin.
Dorothv Downing, Billy Murphy, George Lesko, Jerold Leeper.
Rudolph Rolando, Kenneth McKeever, Victor Crnich, Joe Butkus,
Harold McKeever, Max Eakman, Burt Green, Fred Franzoni,
Paul Fahey, Cleo Hangen, Russel Doubet, Herschel DuBois.
Ernest Dilts, Junior Geer, Herman Fralev. David Scott. Ruth
Knussman, Phyllis Cowser, Mariam Opie, Wilma Copelen. Jimmy
Lenzi, Walter Mitchell, Mary Jo Threw, Margaret Dickson, Paul-
ine .H,uls, Maxine Kimzey, Ben Engle, Lee Roy Copple, Robert
SOPHOMORE CLASS HISTORY
President ..... .... O nerina Favero
Vice President ..... ..... R obert Campbell
Secretary-Treasurer .................. Jane Jo Ann Perelli
Advisers ........ Mr. Higgs, Miss Carlson., Miss Dikeman
On a bright September day in the year of 1938, the class of '42 entered
as Freshmen into the vast Studios of F. C. H. S. The first directors were Keith
Brashear, Rosemary Sutton, and Winifred Smear.
We soon became acquainted on location and managed to pass the hard
screen test of Initiation. One of our most important productions was the
Christmas party with its great scope for dramatic talent. Although we were
only "extras," we proved ourselves capable and promising so that the Studios
signed us up as "bit" players for the next year.
During 1939-40 we secured numerous important roles in the modern "Film
of Education" which is soon to be released. Our members had parts in the
athletic, music, and literary contests: they made places on the honor rollsg
they represented us on the Argus Staff, and in the F. F. A.
The most difficult acting we have encountered was that in the technicolor
production of "Semester Exams"g however we managed to give a rather credit-
To prove that we were really box office attractions, we staged a matinee
dance at Spring Vacation. Now we are looking forward with eagerness to next
year when we shall become understudies for the prominent Stars.
Mary Tellaro, Virginia Brown, Vera. Tiezzi, Leona Yancick, Alice
Gilstrap, Ila McDonald, Carolyn Ciardi, Marlyn Nelson, Betty
Fleisher, Helen Matson, Dorothy Sleight, Lucille Hillman,
Beverly Johnson, Arthur Beecher.
Irene Conklin, Clarice Patarozzi, Julia Oldfield, Loretta Toft,
Jimmie Hubbard. Sammy Rogers, Vera Newcomb, Dean Poling,
Teddy Dixon, Frank Bruketta, Junior Elliott. June Decker,
'Wanda Lee, Vera Karstettar, Florence Engel.
Frank Tusek. Edwin Hick. Paul McKeever, Ann Moletti, Edna
Succio, Lucille Bruniga, Felicia Vallosio, Frances Scapecchi,
Armeda Vignali, Delores Contenuto, Anna Mae Nichols, Robert
Akin, Jackie McKinley, Roland Hale, William Stockham.
Clifton Weaver, Gyle Dunton, Vernon Guidotti, Betty Scott,
Geraldine Gibson, Clifton Oldfield, Junior Redlingshafer, Wilbur
Mason, Helen Lankford, Donald Celia, Dallas Eccles, Robert Mc-
Cord, Dorothy Thomas, Jean Threw.
Weslev Settles, Jimmy Rohline, Thelma Gregory, Billy Gibson,
Elda Tiezzi, 'Vernon Fogg, Phyllis Knussman, Esther Ewalt, John
Gagliardo, Roger Cowser. Laurene Myers, William Ross. William
Patarozzi, Gilbert Harmon.
Carl Becker, Leon Dollet, Helen Matson, Betty Newlun, Ruth
Welsh, Richard Towne, Ruth Lucas, Kathryn Davis, Walter
Mason, Louise Scott, Danny Clardy, John Knussman, Billy Wake,
FRESHMAN CLASS HISTORY
President ...... ........ B ill Ross
Vice-President ...... James Hubbard
Secretary-Treasurer ................... Loretta Toft
Advisers ............... Miss Bear, Miss Smith, Mr. Brown
In September 1939 one hundred future stars of the class of '43 entered the
great Studios of F. C. H. S. hoping to become actors in the real life of school.
The oHicers, elected at the beginning of the year, and the class advisers, helped
us along the way.
At Homecoming time, the Seniors, who take the leading roles, initiated us
into the mysteries of studio organization. We then became full fledged "extras,"
playing a slightly larger part on the school stage.
0ur first screen test came at the time of semester examinations. Most of
us were successful enough to rate part-time contracts for the rest of the year.
At the end of the period of probation, we shall face the cameras again for the
final test, iivhich will show how many of us are talented enough to return next
year as "bit" players.
S H S E W if 'U' 'Si-me e av
When one sees a great technicolor picture, he leaves the theatre with a
fee'ing of awe or Wonder because it seemed so true to life. Do you know why
such a movie makes him feel that way? It is because of the tireless work of
costume designing, historical checking, color technicians and lighting effects.
So it is with Scholarship. Not that there is a lot of costume designing or
lighting effects to be figured out, but scholarship is something that takes as
mrch time and labor. High scholastic ranking is not attained in a day or in a
week or in six weeks. It is the result of hard study and careful planning over
a period of months or years.
An athlete is praised for the glory he brings to the school because of his
feats in football, basketball, or track, but an honor student brings just as much
glory and honor to the school becausecf his scholastic standing. ' '
" HONOR RANKING 'L .
The grading system of F. C. H. S. is by the letters A, B, C, D, E, F, I, with
numerical values of 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, 0 respectively. ' '
Scholastic standings are divided into three sections, Perfect which is an
average of 5 points: Excellent which is an average of 4.5 points and Honor Roll
which is an average of 4 points.
During the year 1939-40, ninety students have ranked high scholastically.
P. Fenoglio, C. Hiltrop, G. Sutton, M. Westerhv, M. Greenwell, J. Monari.,
R. Rodgers, D. Wasson, B. Zook, B. Chapman, M. Dieken, L. Heller, B. Hewitt,
M. Maynard, D. Pallev, D. Rich, P. Vallosio, L. Venturi, W. Weaver, G. Giagnoni
F. Kauzlarich, R. Smith, R. Kreite.
P V. DuMars, M. Allovio, J. Bitenc, B. Bowers, M. Fontana, B. Reed,
P. Smith, F. Tellaro, M. Wasson, C. Dalton, W. Fahey, S. Fisher, D. Moul,
K. Newcomb, A. Norton, J. Picco, G. Ragsdale, Z. Morse, L. McDonald.
J. Hickman, J. Weathers, E. Bixby, J. Butkus, M. Dickson, O. Favero, J.
Lreper, W. Smear, L. Smith, R. Sutton, D. Vaughan, R. Knuesman, D. Morotti,
M. Tusek, L. Wake, A. Williams, R. Campbell, V. Cernich, T. Davison, M. Ingold,
H. McKeever, H. Zimmerman, R. Doubet, E. Guidi, C. Haugen, W. Krey, L.
A. Vignali, B. Burkett, D. Contenuto, D. Eccles, H. Matson, I. McDonald,
M. Neleon, B. Newlun, W. Ross, F. Scapecchi, L. Toft, L. Dollet, G. Dunton, L.
Hillman, W. Les, V. Tiezzi, F. Vallosio, L. Yansick, M. Tellaro, D. Thomas.
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TOP ROW: Ponald Celia, Wilbur Mason, Robert McCord, Jack Wagner,
Kenneth McKeever, Fred Franzoni, Billy Murphy, Elwood Ewalt,
David Vaughan, Aldo Agnoletti, Thomas Greenwell.
SECOND ROW: Gerald Hedden, Harold 'Wasson, Leslie Albert, Amerigo Argei,
Carl Hiltrop, Delbert Balagna, Roger Clayton, Bill Bruniga, Leslie
Finnie. Victor Crnich, Jerry Monari.
THIRD ROW: Leno Venturi, Robert Kreite, Bill Hitchcock, Frank Bigliazzi,
Donald Wake, John Sepich. Frank Kauzlarich, Robert Anderson,
Raymond Barber, Robert Petrini, Coach Walter Grebe.
FOOTBALL SUMMARY FOR THE SEASON OF 1939
Pekin ...... ....... 2 0 .... ......... 6
Industry .... .... 0 .... , . 13
Rushville ... . . . 13. . . . . . 0
Abingdon .. . . . 12. . . . . . 19
Havana... .. 0.... .. 13
Woodruff .... 14.... .. 0
Lewistown .... .... 1 4 .... . . 13
Macomb .... ....... 7 .... . . 14
Canton . .. .......... 12 .............. . . 12
FOOTBALL IN 1939
PEKIN THERE: This was a trial game which proved that our boys could play and
win, but not against Pekin, who entirely outclassed the tired. hot, but fighting
INDUSTRY HERE: We gained a Spoon River Conference standing with a victory
in the first home game of the year.
RUSHVILLE HERE: Rain, mud, and the Rushville eleven proved too much for the
hometown team. The visitors shoved Farmington all over the field but scored only two
ABINGIION THERE: Abingdon staged a scoring spw-ee in the second half and
nearly defeated the 'Grebemen who came through in the final minute to win a thriller.
HAVANA HERE: An easy victory for the "Farmers", but sad news when Raymond
Barber broke his ankle and was out of play the rest of the season.
WOODRUFF THERE: After letting the Woodruff bovs push over two touchowns, in
the first three minutes, Farmington settled down and the rest of the game went
LEWISTOWN HERE: Homecoming and Farmington lost a heart-breaker to the
high rated and powerful Lewistown grid men.
MACOMB THERE: The Grebemen rolled up an early score against Macomb and
then settled down to holding the opponents in the second half.
CANTON THERE: The story-old rivalry, a hard fought game, a. tie.
Played Won Lost Tied Percentage
9 4 4 1 . 500
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FOOTBALL MEN' . if
ROBERT ANDERSON-"Andy" served as captain this year. His three
years of experience were very helpful, for what the new men lacked, "Andy"
had. Farmington will miss him severely next year. .
ROBERT PETRINI-"Bob" neither asked nor gave any quarter. There
were never any holes in his side of the line. His name also appears on the
FRANK BIGLIAZZI-Although new at this game, he did a good job as
end. No one will ever forget his spectacular run in the Abingdon fracas. So
DONALD WAKE-He was always reliable. Winning or losing, Wake had
'plenty of fight. His "grit" will be missed in the Farmington line-up next year.
FRANK KAUZLARICH-"Kauzy" had a knee injury the greater part of
the season, but when he did get into a game, it took a lot cf blocking to get
him out of a play so the oppenent could go around that end. Frank's name is
among the Seniors too.
JOHN SEPICH--His punts and passes pulled Farmington ort of tough
spots in every game. His plunging was a terrible strain on the enemy line.
John will nct ke in action next year.
LENO VENTURI-"Lemon" was raised to stardom in the Pekin game
when he made that spectacular 40 yard run. He continued to make such runs
the rest of the year and saved the day many a time. Good-bye, "Lemon".
ROGER CLAYTON-"Rog" was new to football this year, but football was
not new to him. At least toward the end of the season when he had the
hang of the thing, his speed in the backiield was indispensible. "Rog" is leaving
F. C. H. S. this ycar via the Senior route.
CARL HILTROP-"Snipe" was the only experienced man in the backfield.
He reallv gave his all for Alma Mater. Although the points he scored were few,
one could not ask for a better defensive back. The graduating list also contains
ROBERT KREITE-There isn't a man who can spark a team like "Bob"
can. He played in the backfield and in the line, and filled both positions well.
Farmington is sorry indeed to lose this Senior lad.
RAYMOND BARBER-When the boys wanted a hole in the "other" line.,
they asked "Ray" to make it. He never let them down. His injury in mid-season
was a hard blow to Coach Grel:e's team. He too is graduating this spring.
LESLIE ALBERTS-"Sid" did not see action all the time, but when Coach
needed a dependable man, he turned to "Sid". Alberts also is a Senior.
DELBERT BALAGNA-During his first year out,fDeltert played as a
regular in the line. He was an asset to the team, and his services will be
available two more years.
WILLIAM BRUNIGA-There was a lot of weight and a lot of fight in "Bill'f
He came out in mid-season and made good. He will be withius again next year.
WILLIAM HITCHCOCK-"Billy" surprised everyone and made thefteam
this year. He added a lot to the line, and will play for another two years.
AMERIGO ARGEI-Somebody had to fill up the line, and "Muggs" did that
very thing nicely. Luckily he will be back for another year.
- ALDO AGNOLETTI., JERRY MONARI, and THOMAS GREENWELL-ie
ceived letters for their faithful and patient service as managers.
TOP ROW: Coach Walter Grebe Elmer Settles Teddy Davl on Dean Polmg
John Sepich, Elmer Guldl Keith Bxashear Leslle Alberts
SECOND ROW: Raymond Krey, B111 Bxumga Delbert Balagna Jlnllille Ingold
Gerold Hedden, Davld Vaughan Albert Palley Cleo Haugen
THIRD ROW: James Price, Leno Venturi James Perelll John Houk Frank
Kauzlarich, Robert Rcd ers Rogel Clayton Donald Brldgestock
SUMMARY OF 1939 40 BASKETBALL SEASON
Place Opponents Far mmgton
ROSEVILLE BLIND TOURN EY
The Farmington team went to Roseville this year to play in the invita-
tional blind tourney held there. In the "blind drawing" we were pitted against
the Abingdon quintet for the first game. Although this was a spirited game,
the "Farmers" finally won and then met the host team, Roseville.
At the end of this final game, the lads from Farmington copped the win-
ner's trophy to add to the many other proofs of hardwood success found in our
Since the boys had been to Roseville, they were tournament wise, and then
too, the County tournament at Cuba was not a new thing. The "Farmers" drew
a tough paring but managed to come through in fine style against Astoria.
Ipava was the next night's foe, and after a grinding duel all evening, we
at last nosed them out with a score of 35 to 33.
However the next game proved disastrous, for we bumped into the host
team, Cuba. Although the Cuba lads were not the best aggregation in the tour-
ney, they did have the advantage of being on their own floor and they were
more rested than the "Farmers", In the end Lewistown won the tournament
from the Cuba cagers.
The "Farmers" seemed to have the jinx on the Ipava boys for we again
trounced them in the Regional tourney held in Canton. The Farmington lads
are to be congratulated on their defensive work in this game.
As in the County tourney, the host team defeated our boys to the tune of
37 to 30. Although we had previously beaten Canton on the Plowboys' home
floor, we were unable to hold down their star player who rolled up 21 points
in this game.
The Lewistown cagers went into the finals with Canton and emerged the
victors by a narrow margin.
BASKETBALL "F" MEN
"Kauzy" served as captain this year and was his .team's main point getter.
His rebounding helped the "Farmers" win many a contest. Frank scored 264
points during the season. F. C. H. S. will certainly miss him next year.
ROGER CLAYTON .
D No matter how tough the going was, "Rog" never gave up. He helped
bring the old ball down, he served as the main defensive stay, and he found
time to garner a total of 150 points. "Rog", too, is a Senior.
"Curly," a constant fighter and a great rebounder, never let Farmington
down. He was outstanding in both the Canton and the Lewistown games, mak-
ing the winning basket in the Canton fracas and garnering 14 points against
the Indians. John added 180 points to Farmington's score. So long, "Curly".
"Dude" was probably the best defensive man on the team this year. He had
his work cut out for him in every game. Not only did he keep the opponent's
score down, but he also made 100 points for the "Fighting Farmers." He is in
the graduating class this year.
"Jimmy" proved efficient in worrying the opposing teams by his fast drib-
bling and quick breaking. He rolled up 104 points. Jim will be back next year,
faster than ever. ' 1
DONALD BRIDGESTOCK p
The scrappiest man on the whole team, "Bridgie" never gave up. He was
a most dependable man and will be seeing much action next year.
"Perky" did not see a great deal of action until towards the end of the
year. He did his work well, however, and should be an asset to the team next
Elmer Guidi received a letter for his long hours of faithful service as
BASKETBALL SECOND TEAM
Farmington had one of the best Reserve teanfs in history this year. This
group included only underclassmen who will be back in F. C. H. S. next year.
These lads closed the 1939-40 season with a percentage of .700, which is
not bad at all. Besides the games in which they played, the Reserves made up
a good team against which the Varsity practiced.
Eleven boys received Re-serve letters for their work this year and should
certainly give the sports fans in Farmington some good games next season.
The Athletic Department awarded letters to Leno Venturi, John Sepich,
Gerald Hedden, Cleo Hangen, Delbert Balagna, Jimmy Ingold, Clyde Bennett,
Bill Bruniga, Wesley Krey, David Vaughan, and Albert Palley.
STANDING: Lawrence Kimbrell, Raymond Fornengo, Frank Kauzlarich, Rob-
ert Petrini, Ernest Columbia. Frank Bigliazzi.
KNEELING: Gerald Hedden, Jimmy Ingold, Eugene Rogers, Roger Clayton,
Robert Gentle, Donald Bridgestock.
The Farmington thin-clads did not enter many track meets this year, but
they walked away with all the honors in the meets in which they did enter. For
a warm up at the beginning of the year, Coach Grebe scheduled several tri-
angular meets with Cuba, Lewistown, Rushville, and other schools of about
that same rank. Farmington emerged the victor in every dual or triangular
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SPOON RIVER MEET
Farmington garnered second place in this event with 33 points placing next
to Rushville with 40 points. The Grebe team made firsts with Kimbrell in the
pole vault, Fornengo in the mile, and Kauzlarich in the javelin throw. Krouscup
took second in the quarter mile, as did Fornengo in the half mile. Gentle and
Columbia were third in the half mile and javelin respectively. This was the
first large meet in which the F. C. H. S. athletes participated.
MILITARY TRACT MEET
The Military Tract Meet was that very close affair in which we nosed out
Stronghurst by a narrow margin. Farmington made this meet outstanding with
such colorful events as Raymond fPoonj Fulton's setting a new record in the
discus and Robert Gentle's terrific battling for first place in the half mile.
To these "Ozzie" Kimbrell added several more points when he took first in
both the pole vault and the broad jump. Besides winning the track meet,
Farmington also took home the Grand Trophy for literary and music excellence.
For seven consecutive years our contestants have managed to bring this trophy
to our school.
FULTON COUNTY MEET
The "Farmers" were nosed out in this meet by a very good Canton team,
but the Grebemen did cop places in many events. Kimbrell was first in the
pole vault, and second in the broad jump: Fulton copped third in both shot
and discus: in the javelin event Kauzlarich received second and Columbia
fourth: Clayton came out second in the hundred and fourth in the two-twenty:
Fornengo was second in the mile: Gentle ranked fourth in the half mile: Big-
liazzi made fourth place in the high hurdles: and Petrini and Ingold both grab-
bed fifth in the discus and high jump respectively.
The local team fail:d to accomplish much in the District meet because such
scorers as Kimbrell, Fulton, and Fornengo were working and could not attend
the meet. However Kauzlarich managed to edge out a third in the javelin,
and Gentle came through with a fifth in the mile.
In order for an athlete to qualify for a letter in track, he must place
in any track event outside of the dual and triangular meets. Eleven boys re-
ceived letters for their endeavors in 1939: Kimbrell, Fulton, Krouscup, Forn-
engo, Columbia, Gentle, Kauzlarich, Clayton, Bigliazzi, Petrini, and lngold. Ger-
ald Hedden and Donald Bridgestcck also received letters for their work as
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Sophomores . ..
Cheer Leaders . . .
Faculty Sponsor .............................
. . . . . Beverly Cline
. Rosemary Sutton
..Carol Mae Dalton
.. . .. Walter Grebe
As in the past years an Athletic Association was organized this year headed by
Robert Kreite as President.
The first thing the Association did was to sponsor the annual magazine campaign.
By selling Crowell Publications the school netted more than 5150. This money was
needed by the Association to further school athletics.
In the contest held in connection with the subscription sales, the girls' team
defeated the boys' team. Kenneth Mori ow and Mary Lou Westerby were highest in the
Next was the election of cheer leaders. The three girls chosen by the student
body were among the best our school has ever had. They were constantly pleading and
yelling and helped much in keeping up the morale of the team. The cheer leaders were
garbed in flashy new uniforms of gold trimmed in purple.
The Association annually sponsors the Homecoming, one of the biggest events in
the school year. This year's affair turned out to be a success despite the fact that the
unfavorable weather caused the postponement of the big parade, usually an annual
'The school has purchased some new football eouipment to be used next seasor.
Part of the expense of this purchase was paid by the Association.
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BOYS' GLEE CLUB
Max Eakman, Kenneth Quin, Elwood Ewalt, Raymond Barber,
Robert Timmons, John Seddon, Delbert Balagna, Lavid Vaughan
Keith Brashear, John Schmidt, Jerold Leeper
Miss Bear, Robert Akin, John Svetich, Donld Picton, Dean Poling,
Gyle Dunton, John Gagliardo, Charles Balbinot, Sammy Morelli,
Thomas Greenwell, Roland Hale, Patricia Smith
ADVANCED GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
Beverly Cline, Betty Lou Ragsdale, Betty Hewitt, Frances Tel-
laro, Dorothy Mooney, Barbara Cramer, Jane Gooden, Margaret
Greenwell, Vivian DuMars, Minnie Fontana, Emodene Foose,
Mary Jo Threw, Margaret Dickson, Mary Tusek
Miss Bear, Ina Mae Newcomb, Mary Maccanelli, Barbara Bowers,
June Failer, Barbara Zook, Patricia Smith, Dorothy Moul. Erma
Cantergiani, Phyllis Cowser, Helen Heironymus, Wandalea Wea-
ver, Sylvia Bruketta. Artice Freeland, Hattie Newcomb
Loretta Kyes, Nancy Tiezzi, Elizabeth Maccanelli, Winifred
Smear, Louise Hale, Carol Dalton, Rosemary Sutton, Mary Lou
Westerby, Wilda Nelson, Arleen DuBois. Gracie Sutton, Doris
FRESHMAN GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
TOP ROW: Miss Bear, Helen Matson, Bonnie Burkett, Ila McDonald, Betty
Fleisher, Ruth Lucas. Rebecca Harper, Betty Newlun, Ruth
SECOND ROW: Ann Moletti, Marilyn Nelson, Kathryn Davis, Carolyn Ciardi,
Esther Ewalt. Geraldine Gibson, Dorothy Thomas, Mary Tellaro,
'Vera Tiezzi, Lucille Hillman.
THIRD ROW: June Decker, Delores Contenuto, Vera Newcomb, Virginia Brown,
Vera Karstetter, Clarice Patarozzi, Edna Succio, Anna Mae
Farmington has for many years been proud of its fine Glee Clubs under
the direction of Miss Floy Bear. This year the Advanced Girls' Glee Club con-
sisted of forty-two girls and the Freshman Club included thirty girls.
This training is open to any girl in the high school who wants to sing under
class instrrction twice a week. Margaret Dickson was the accompanist for the
Advanced Club, and Mary Jo Threw and Kathryn Davis played for the Fresh-
The Boys' Glee Club is made up of twenty-one boys and is accompanied
by Patricia Smith. These boys also meet twice a week for a work-out in singing.
The combined Glee Clubs presented the Cantata "Childe Jesus" in the
school auditorium on December 19. Considered one of the highlights of the
vear, this Cantata was done with a double chorus seated on either side of the
stage, leaving an archway in the center of the stage for the pantomime hy the
Speech students. Margaret Dickson and Patricia Smith accompanied the singers
on two pianos. A committee of faculty and students had decorated the auditor-
ium with silver Christmas trees and many colored lights.
There is also a Mixed Chorus, selected from the three Glee Clubs, of thirty-
five voices. This year the regular contest routine was changed, and our Mired
Chorus took part in the Fulton County Chorus Festival held here on March 29.
Ten schools from the County participated in this concert, with Miss Myrtle
Nelson, of Kewanee, as guest conductor.
Both the Boys' and the Girls' Clubs sang in the County Glee Club Contest
which occurred in the local school on April 24. Both Cluks were given a second
division rating which counted toward the Fulton County Literary and Athletic
Union Grand Trophy.
TOP ROW: Edna Succio. Marlyn Nelson, Donald Picton Charles Balbinot,
John Schmidt, Robert Timmons, Elwood Ewalt, Gyle Dunton,
Sammy Morelli, Gracie Sutton, Doris Alberts.
SECOND ROW: Patricia Smith, Mildred Kimbrell, Artice Freeland, Margaret
Dickson, Margaret Greenwell. Mary Jo Threw, Dorothy Moul,
Betty Lou Ragsdale. Mary Maccanelli.
PROGRAM FOR MUSIC CONTEST
April 17, 1940
FLOY BEAR, Voice
DOLORES MOORE, Piano
A Bird Sang In The Rain, Wood ............... .... IN Iildred Kimbrell
Sweet Song Of Long Ago, Charles ............. .... D orothy Jean Moul
The Cuckoo Clock, Grant-Schaefer .... ....... M arlyn Nelson
Friend O'Mine, Sanderson ......... Bette Lou Ragsdale
Do You Know My Garden, Wood . . . ....... Artice Freeland
Break O'Day, Sanderson ......... . . . Margaret Greenwell
Life, Soderstrom ................ ........ E dna Succio
Love Is The Wind, Mitchell ......... . . . Mary Maccanelli
The Cuckoo Clock, Griselle-Young .... ........ G racie Sutton
The Second Minuet, Besly .......... ........ D oris Jean Alberts
First Place ...................... ...... G racie Sutton
Second Place .... ............ . . . Mary Maccanelli
Sprites of the Glenn, Dennee ...................... ....... J ohn Schmidt
Gavotte in B Minor, from 2nd Viflin Sonata, Bach . .. Margaret Dickson
Rondo Capriccioso, Mendelssohn .,.......................... Patricia Smith
Contra Dance in C, Beethoven .... ............... M ary Jo Threw
First Place ............................ Margaret Dickson
Second Place ............,................ Patricia Smith
I Love A Little Cottage, O'Hara ................ Sam Morelli
The Trumpeter, Dix ......,.................. .... J ohn Schmidt
Rolling Down To Rio, German .... ........ G yle Dunton
Danny Boy, Irish Air .......... .... R obert Timmons
Trade Winds.-Keel ........... ..... E lwood Ewalt
Hills Of Home, Fox ...... ......... D cnald Picton
Coming Home, Willeby ..., ........ C harles Balbinot
First Place .... .... J ohn Schmidt
Second Place Charles Balbinot
TOP ROW: Nellie Glasford, Donald Bowton, Robert Gentle, Merrill Dieken,
Donald Wake, Leon Dollet, Nancy Tiezzi.
SECOND ROW: Gracie Sutton, Dorothy Moul, Frances Tellaro, Jane Gooden,
Dorothy Palley, Louise Hale
Of the sixty students who went out for declaination work this year, four-
teen were rated high enough to take part in the local contest on April 23.
A House Divided ........... .............. .... D o rothy Palley
They Tip Their Hats ......... ........... . .. Gracie Sutton
Monster In The Public Square . . . ....... Louise Hale
Enough Of This .............. . . . Frances Tellaro
Empire Builders .......
The Perfect Tribute ....
Second Place . .
At The Beauty Contest ..... ............
Hannibal's Wedding Belle
At The Declam Contest .
First Place . . .
S cond Place . . .
Mary of Scotland ......
Bread Upon The Waters
Julius Caesar ..........
The Comrade ..........
Second Place .. .
.. . . . . Merrill Dieken
. . . . . . . . Robert Gentle
. . . . Louise Hale
. . .... Gracie Sutton
. . . Georgia Lee Ragsdale
. . . Dorothy Jean Moul
Georgia Lee Ragsdale
. . .... Nellie Glasford
. . . . . Donald Bowton
Nellie Glasford -
Pete Fenoglio. James Perelli, Lee McDonald, Robert Rodgers,
Merrill Dieken, Donald Wake, Robert Timmons. Roger Clayton,
Walter Blessing, Robert Gentle.
Nancy Tiezzi, Elizabeth Maccanelli, Barbara Zook, Frances Tel-
laro, Jane Gooden, Minnie Fontana, Dorothy Rich, Barbara Reed,
Mary Lou Westerby.
Miss Youngblood, Lowell Heller, Gracie Sutton, Margaret Green-
well, Mary Maynard, Hazel Lowe, Zelma. Morse, Weldon Tracy,
Students interested in creative writing and in journalism make up the staff
which edits t'The Argus', the school newspaper appropriately named for the fabled
giant with one hundred eyes.
Each week these students edit a page in the local "Farmington Bugle" and each
month they get out a special edition of four pages. "The Argus" contains news stories,
editorials, features, poems, pictures, cartoons, and orginal essays. The staff tries
to cover all the activities of the school in the various issues.
Besides the routine work, the staff also sponsors several social events, including
a steak fry, a Hallowe'en party, a pot-luck supper, a Christmas Dance, a theatre
party, the annual St. Patrick's Dance, and a trip through the Peoria Star plant.
This year 'The Argus" received second division rating in the N. S. P. A. scoring
group. competing with many other school papers.
Editor-in-chief .......... Barbara Zook
Associate Editors . . Mary Lou Westerby
Features . .. .... Walter Blessing
Sports . . . . . Merrill Dieken
Humor ........... .... G racie Sutton
Art and Make-up ...... Weldon Tracy
Reportersg Dorothy Rich, Beth Maccan-
elli, Minnie Fontana, Barbara
Reed, James Perelli, Pobert Cen-
tle, Zelina Morse, Iowell Heller,
Robert Rodgers. Donald Wake,
Roger Clayton, Jane Gooden.
Billy Ross, Bob Timmons, Nancy
Tiezzi, Lee McDonald.
Typistsg Margaret Greenwell, Hazel
Lowe, Marv Mavnard
Sponsors, Marzella Threw, Maurine
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QUILL AND SCROLL
President ................................ Pete Fenoglio
Vice President ........ ................ Le e McDonald
Secretary-Treasurer ....................... Barbara Reed
Sponsors .................... Miss Youngblood, Miss Threw
Quill and Scroll is an honorary society for high school journalists, organized
in 1926 by a group of advisers for the purpose of recognizing and rewarding
xx orthy school newswriters.
The lccal Spoon River Chapter was established in 1936 and has become one
of the most active clubs in F. C. H. S.
The purpose of Quill and Scroll is to instill in students the ideals of scholar-
ship, to advance the standards of the profession of Journalism by developing
better journalists and by inclucating a higher code of ethics, and to promote
exact and dispassionate thinking, clear and forceful writing.
To become a member of this society a student must be of Junior or Senior
standing, must be scholastically in the upper third of his class, and must be
recommended by the supervisor of publications.
On Monday evening, May 15, 1939, the Music Room, decorated in gay
spring flowers, was the setting for the formal initiation of five candidatesg
Elizabeth Maccanelli, Gracie Sutton, Merrill Dieken, Robert Gentle, and Weldon
Tracy, who received their pins and certificates from Miss Youngblood in a
candle lighting ceremony.
On another Monday evening, December 19, 1939, at eight o'clcck in the
study hall, twelve neophytes became members of the local chapter in an im-
pressive ceremony conducted by Pete Fenoglio. The room was lighted with
tall red tapers and decorated with pine branches, and sprigs of holly and
mistletoe. These twelve students were Mary Lou Westerby, Barbara Zcok,
Dorothy Rich, Frances Tellaro. Jane Gooden, Robert Timmons, Walter Blessing,
Zelma Morse, Donald Wake, Nancy Tiezzi, Roger Clayton, and Robert Rodgers,
who received their pins from Merrill Dieken.
Two more new members joined the Spoon River chapter on April 15 when
Lee McDonald and Minnie Fontana were added to the roll at the Annual
Founders' Day banquet, held at the B. and L. Grill.
Perhaps the most outstanding social event was the pot-luck supper at
Thanksgiving time, when Miss Sidney Baldwin of Peoria addressed a group
composed of newswriting students from the Farmington, Yates City, and Fair-
viw High Schools.
THE JUNIOR-SENIOR DINNER DANCE
Through a maze of blue and white lattice work guests had their first glimpse
of "Dutchland" when the Juniors entertained the Seniors, Faculty, and Board
members at the annual dinner dance. Among beds of bright tulips and clever
wooden shoes, tables were arranged for 200. Sophomore boys and girls, dressed
in colorful Dutch costumes, served the dinner.
Georgia Lee Ragsdale as toastmaster had charge of the following program:
"In Dutch" ....................... Georgia Lee Ragsdale, '41
"It's Tulip Time" ............... ......... J ames Perelli, '41
WIEEEIIT gil?-i1OIiIiJ1?LI::1?tream ..... Junior Girls' Double Trio
"The Sails Are Reefed" .................... Pete Fenoglio, '40
"The Nets Are Drawn" ............... ........ M r. Troxel
"The Mill Goes Toiling Slowly Round" .............. Dr. Jacobs
After the dinner and the program, everyone .enjoyed dancing to the music
of El McKinney's Merrymakers.
TOP ROW: ilene Nowers, Robert Campbell, Vernon F0gg, Donald Picton,
Jerold Leeper, Robert Jacobus, Bill Hitchcock, Roger Troxel,
Robert Wright, John Sedden, John Schmidt, Beverly Cline,
Clyde Morby, Maxine Cline, Louise Hale. Leland Wake, Dorothy
SECOND ROW: Donald Wake, Martha Ann Sutton, Zelma Morse, John Lacey,
Lloyd Albert Smith, Rosemary Sutton. Marie Wright, Mary
Allovio, Dorothy Thomas, Robert Gentle, Lee McDonald, Seward
Fisher, Leslie Albert, Minnie Fontana, Frma Cantergiani, Wanda
Lee, Teddy Farmer, Marilyn Stevenson, Dorothy Kilpatrick, Doris
THIRD ROW: Kathryn Davis, Bill Jackson, Jane Perelli, Tommv Anderson, Ar-
tice Freeland, Charles Campbell, Joe Butkus, L-eslie Finnie, James
Perelli, Dean Poling, Teddie Davison, Wilma Leigh. Orville
Schoonover, Dick Clayton, Delbert Hedden, Roger Clayton
THE 39-40 FCHS BAND
The "Farmington High School Cinema Corporation" assigned to the band director,
Mr. M. W. Parker, the difficult task of producing a box office attraction between
the months of September and May. Mr. Parker astounded the local movie fans with
a full length feature "The 39-40 FCHS Band," an undertaking which required hard
work as well as school spirit.
In order to give a star cast a good "build up" the local business men financed a
three day "Pre-School' period at the Vandercook School of Music in Michigan. Here
every camper improved his musical ability and enjoyed himself, for there were such
sports as swimming, boating, tennis and other forms of amusement that youth enjoys.
Shortly after this camping period ended. the first scene for the 39-40 movie was
taken. The locale for this shot was Big Creek Park in Canton where the Band Serenad-
ed the Fulton County Farm Bureau members on their annual picnic.
The football season got underway about this time and an inspiring scene was made
from the five home games in which the Band tookpart. Farmington's first home game.
the Industry tussle, was fought out under a blazing sun, but the Band turned out
in shining new purple and gold uniforms. Jimmy Perelli gave the occasion a spirited
appearance with his baton twirling.
The weather man snuffed our chance for one of the most colorful sequences of the
picture by turning loose a thunderstorm on the Homecoming day, but a snappy Band
marched down town between showers.
Some very good technicolor shots resulted from the special performance by the
Band on Armistice Day when Canton and Farmington met on the gridiron.
Immediately after the filming of the football picture. the cast went into a short
reel at the Byerlv Festival in Peoria. The highlight of this work was the memorable
parade from the Armorv to the Courthouse where a huge massed band gave a concert.
When the basketball season opened in December, the Band anpeared at every home
game to cheer the "Famous Five" on to many a victory. The flag r-eremonv, worked
out with the cheer leaders, proved to be very porular with the audience. During t'-fe
haskethall reel, two special shots were taken. The first was made at the Fulton
County Festival in Canton, and the second at the Solo and Ensemble Contest in Peoria.
TOP ROW: Bill Jackson. Roger Troxel, Tommy Anderson, Charles Campbell,
James Perelli, Dean Poling, Teddy Davison, Beverly Cline, Roger
SECOND ROW: Doris Alberts, Wanda Lee. Dorothy Thomas, Minnie Fontana,
Mary Allovio, Rosemary Sutton, Marilyn Stevenson.
THIRD ROW: Martha Ann Sutton, Wilma Leigh, Patricia Smith, Dorothy Palley,
Jane Jo Ann Perelli.
A group of talented students has represented our school this year at three
Band solo contests. The District contest gave ten first place ratings to our musi-
cians. The State meet saw eight students in tte first division, with seven recom-
mended for the National contest in Michigan.
CON TESTANTS 1940
Beverly Cline-Baritone, first District, first State
James Perelli--Cornet, first District, first State. Recommended for the
National in both Cornet and Twirling
Wilma Leigh-Cornet, second District
Jane Perelli-Twirlingt, first District, first State
Ted Davison-4Cornet trio, first District, first State
Charles Campbell-Cornet trio, first District, first State
Dean Poling-Cornet trio, first District, first State
Dorothy Thomas, Doris Alberts, Wanda Lee-Clarinet trio, second District
Rosemary Sutton, Minnie Fontana, Mary Allovio, Marilyn Stevenson-
Clarinet quartet, second District
Rcger Clayton-Marimba Solo, Recommended for the National
Dorothy Palley-Saxaphone., second District
Roger Troxel--Baritone, and Twirling, first District, first State
Martha Ann Sutton-Drums, first District
Patricia Smith-Piano, first District, first State
Bill Jackson-Drums, first District, second State
TOP ROW: Amerigo Argei, Herman Fraley, Seward Fisher, If-e McDonald.
Junior Redlingshafer, Fred Gregory. Earl Threw, Frank Vaurla-
rich, Robert Arnold, Robert Ellis, William Bruniga, Harold Vas-
son, Jimmy Ingold, Jack Wagner, Robert Wright, Raymond Bar-
ber, Herschel DuBois. Mr. Bateman.
SECOND ROW: Gvle Dunton, Leroy- Bitner, Pete Fenoglio, Jerold Leeper, Harold
McKeever, Clifton Oldfield. Elwood Ewalt, Donald Parr, Edwin
Beecher, Kenneth Sipp, Keith Brashear, John Schmidt. Russel
Doubet, Victor Crnich, Kenneth Quinn, Paul Fayhee, Junior
Geer, Roger Cowser.
THIRD ROW: Frank Tusek, Donald Bowton. Dean Pluvner, Teddy Divon, leon
Dollet, Ben Engle, Clvde Williamson, William Ross, Robert Gen-
tle. Lowell Heller. Albert Fahnestock. Gilbert Harmon, John
iilnussman, Clyde Morby, Frank Bruketta, Pobert Akin, Roland
FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA
President ....... ............... R obert Gentle
Vice-.President . . . .... Raymond Barber
Secretary ..... .... D onald Bowton
Treasurer ..... .. . . . . . . . Pete Fenoglio
Reporter ................................. Lee McDonald
The Farmington chapter of the Future Farmers was organived during
the year 1929-1930 with twenty-seven students. Now the fn"o'lnfnt l'zs in-
creased to an average of forty-five students. During the past ten years. nine
graduates of our department have taken Agriculture at the University of
Illino's. Since graduation all of these are doing very gccd work in the various
phases of Agriculture that they have entered. Sixtesn "extras" were given the
Green Hand initiation in F. C, H. S. this year, n aking a total membezsfxip
One of the outstanding activities of the F. F. A. chapter is the nieintenarce
of a sum cf money set aside to be loaned to students to help them carry
on better project work. This money is irade by taking orders fr the varlozs
hybrid szed corn dealers in our community.
The Sectional Judging contest was held May 18, 1939, at Bushnell. The fat
stock., dairy and poultry teams placed in the A division which entitled them to
enter the State Contest in June. Lowell Heller ranked with the first ten in
individual honors in the judging of poultry. The grand total of all teams gave
Farmington fourth among twenty-two teams entered in this contest.
At the State Annual F. F. A. Convention held in June at the University
of Illinois, Lowell Heller and Pete Fenoglio received the State Farmer Degree
Key. To receive this a boy must possess leadership, have high scholastic standing
and an investment of 8250.00 in project work. Glenn Benner and John Schmidt
played in the first annual F. F. A. Band. John also sang a solo accompanied by
The State Judging contest was held at Urbana, June 11, 1939 with all four
of the F. C. H. S. teanfs competing. The fat stock team included Lee McDonald,
Kenneth Sipp, and Donald Bowton. Donald Bowton tied for first in judging
sheep. The dairy team was Harold Wasson, Robert Ellis and Seward Fisher.
The grain team included Pete Fenoglio, Raymond Barber, and Jimmie Ingold.
The poultry team, composed of John Schmidt and Lowell Heller, placed in the
A division, with Lowell Heller placing eighth in judging poultry and tying
for first in judging American breeds of poultry with a perfect score.
The grain team travelled to Delavan on December 14, 1939 and placed
second there. In individual ratings Lowell Heller came in second and Jerold
Leeper made fourth. The five boys who made this trip were Kenneth Sipp,
Russel Doubet, Pete Fenoglio, Lowell Heller and Jerold Leeper.
The 1940 Sectional Livestock Judging contest was held at Mason City on
May 9. The Dairy team placed second with Harold Wasson ranking fourth in
individual judging. 'Ihe Poultry team placed third with Pete Fenoglio and Leon
Dollet ranking fifth and sixth respectively. Each of the three teams is eligible
for the State contest.
In the grand total the Farmington teams placed second.
During the summer the boys competed at the various County, State and
Sectional Fairs and after all expenses were paid they netted a profit' of about
S700 in premiums. The total net profit for the year was 33,949.86 an in-
crease of 81,472.30 over the year before.
In every organization there are boys who do outstanding work. During the
past year the following boys have done fine work as F. F. A. members: those
with Swine projects: Victor Cernich, Ben Engle, Pete Fenoglio, Lowell Heller,
Jerold Leeper, Grant Nelson, Kenneth Sipp, and Harold Wassong Beef: Lee
McDonald and Kenneth Quinn: Poultry: Pete Fenoglio and Lowell Heller:
Sheep: Frank Kauzlarich, Robert Gentle, Russel Doubet, William Bruniga,
and Amerigo Argieg Dairy: Grant Nelson: Grain: Clyde Williamson and Albert
Dorothy Morotti Margaret Greenwell Helen Scapecchi
Carol Mae Dalton
In order that we may not lcse sight of the privilege of living in a free land, a
large American flag, eight feet by twelve feet, flies from a tall steel pole on the
front campus of the high school. Kenneth Morrow and Walter Mitchell have been in
charge of displaying the flag for the last two years.
In this abundant land of ours, it is fitting and proper that we should take time
at intervals to show the patriotism that is in our hearts. This is especially appropriate
when in the midst of a sport minded crowd and the national flag isbeing unfurled
The spectators and participants of F. C. H. S. basketball games were deeply
impressed with the flag ceremony which took place between the varsity games,
as the cheer leaders, Helen Scapecchi, Carol Mae Daltrn and Dorotbv Morotti, marched
down the flcor carrying flags while the band played, the spectators stood at attention.
With the singing and playing of "America,i' the flags were placed in holders on the stage
carrying flags while the band played and the spectators stfod at attention. With
the singing and paying of "America", the flags were placed in holders on the stage
and everyone was ready to enjoy the tussle with new energy after this highly uplifting
and inspiring ceremony.
Our own loyalty to our school. church, country, and friends need not be d'splayed
in such an elaborate manner, Quietly living our lives in the t'ue and honest manner in
which we believe, we may excel in good citizenship. Dependability, leadership, court-
esy, initiative, all make up a good citizen. Because she has all these assets Margaret
Greenwell was chosen by the Senior Class to receive the gold pin from the D. A. R.
Margaret represents the gcod citizens of this Senior Class of 1940, all whom hope
to become still better citizens in the years to come.
A Movm IN THIE MAKING
Back to the Studio today .... stars at last.
Goffrey O' Hara, song writer and humorist, gave a star performance.
Argus Steak Fry .... down in Big Creek Park.
Teachers' Meeting in Galesburg .... We leave location.
Juniors sponsor Sweater dance for all studio employees.
Tom Thumb Circus.
Initiate Freshmen "extras" into Studio organization.
Homecoming .... no floats because of old man weather.
First of five talks on "Alcohol and Its Effects".
Thrills and chills at Hobo hangout fDieken as hostj.
Screen tests today .... for new "stand-ins" only.
N. S. P. A. in Chicagog we send five delegates.
"Farmers" tie Canton in the annual scrap .... nice game.
Juniors have "Heart Trouble."
Quill and Scroll entertains 75 at pot-luck. Miss Baldwin of Peoria talks
to newswriters and their guests.
Dr. Sharp of the State Board lectures on "Tuberculosis".
Christmas Cantata and Pantomime .... best of acting. 1
Thirteen members initiated into Quill and Scroll. Goats!
We see latest production by the Gingles Players, "Laf'f That Off".
Vacation time .... everyone leaves the studio.
We win the Roseville Tourney. That takes' real acting.
Reel Five-January I
Back on the set again: cannot find my "stand-in".
Canton winsg we'll have a box office attraction next time:
We all take T. B. testsg studio has a low percentage of positives.
Mrs. Wood talks to boys.
Never Sweat League begins production today.
Semester screen tests all weekp the "extras" seem worried.
Annual Firemen's Fair, the Argus play was swell.
Newswriters stage theatre party to see "Judge Hardy"
Farmington downs Canton as we foretold last month.
All studio employees enjoy noon movies in study hall.
Everyone dances at the Senior Leap Year party.
Directors consult color technicians on "Semester Blues"
Argus St. Patrick party is almost a tradition now.
Future Farmers take time out to play.
Reel Eight--Ap ril
"Tha Ergus" a sell-out.
Parsons College Choir entertains entire studios.
Sophomore "bit players" sponsor a danceg pre-prom affair.
Spring Vacationg almost a snow storm too.
Junior-Senior Promg in technicolor too, with "Dutchland" setting.
Health lectureg time is flying.
Founder's Day banquet for Quill and Scrollersg two new members.
Cameramen shoot picture for the yearbook.
Voice contestants perform: good show.
Declamation finals select talented speakers.
Spoon River Track Meet.
Senior Stars entertained at tea.
Military Tract Meet: we have entries in music, literary, and athletic
events: talent scouts busy.
Fulton County Meet for athletes and speakers: we make a good record.
Home Economics tea: visiting stars enjoy themselves.
Senior play .... a fine dramatic success.
Final exams, our last chance.
Baccalaureate Sundayg caps, gowns, dignity and such.
Class Day and last picnicg am I tired and sunburned?
Commencementg so long., High School Studiesg We are off to a new
location, under new contract and working for new directors.
Evelyn Mc.: "What is the name of that piece the orchestra is playing?"
Mary Polito: "I don't know. Let's ask one of the boys in the orchestra."
Evelyn Mc.: "What is that you're playing?"
Bill Hill: "A guitar, lady., a guitar."
First Crook: "How did Bill die?"
Second Crook: "He fell through some scaffolding."
First Crook: "Whatever was he doing up there?"
Second Crook: "Being 'angedf'
Robert: "I'm afraid Blessing is wandering in his mind since flunking that
John: "You needn't worry: he can't go far."
Frank Myers: "Boy, it's a long way from the dressing room to the ring."
Manager: "That's all right, Frank, you won't have to walk back."
Snipe fover telephonej: "May I see you pretty soon?"
Betty Lou: "Don't you think I'm pretty now?"
"Are you a Senior this year?"
"How old are you?"
"And what are you going to be?"
John Picco fin Advanced Algebrajz "This student has the right answer on
his paper, but he worked the problem in a different way."
Mr. Bengston: "Well, mark it wrong on general suspicions."
CAN YOU IMAGINE:
Curly with his hair combed?
Junior without a girl hanging around?
Vesta a jitterbug?
Argus staff getting assignments in on time?
Barabara Reed: "I believe there is too much favoritism in our family."
Minnie Fontana: "Why?"
Barbara: "Well, when I bite my fingernails, I get scolded: but when the
baby puts his foot in his mouth, everyone thinks he's cute."
Mr. Taylor: "All right, one more remark like that and I'll find a seat for
you in the office." -
K. Morrow: "Are they any softer there?"
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DIDJ A EVER:
try to read a foot print?
try to beat a carpet with an egg-beater?
look for the recipe for traffic jam?
listen to a fish's tail?
look for the spring in a road bed?
feed a nightmare?
Dorothy Morotti: "Have you 'Lambs' Tales"?"
Mary Maynard: "This is a library, not a meat market."
Mr. Higgs: "Really, Bob, your handwriting is terrible. You must learn to
Bob Jacobus: "If I did, you would find fault with my spelling, for it is
Merrill Dieken: "I wonder whether Mr. Troxel meant anything by it?"
Dude Rodgers: "By what?"
Merrill: "He advertised a lecture on 'Fools', and when I bought a ticket, it
was marked 'Admit One'."
Pete Fenoglio: "And how to do you llke your new radio, John?"
John Grier: "Mon, it's grand: but the wee light's hard to read by."
Weldon Tracy: "That blonde I was with is a real scrapper. She slapped me
James Perelli: "Did you finally kiss her?"
Weldon: "Yeah, I saw that I would have to or she would beat me to death."
Play Director: "In this part you have to do a number of funny falls. How
are you on falls?"
Wake, fconfidentiallyj: "I rank next to Niagara."
Roger Clayton: "Everything seenis brighter after l've been out with you."
Margaret Greenwell: "It should: you never go home till morning."
Miss Youngblood fin English IVJ: "At the time about which we are talk-
ing this fellow was a popular poet."
Steefez "Why, I thought he hadn't written anything for years before thenfl
Miss Yoecrzjblood: "He hadn't. That's why."
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