Frankfort Community High School - Red Bird Yearbook (West Frankfort, IL)

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 •  Story of Frankfort Then and Tlpw FRANKFORT COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL West Frankfort IllinoisThe 1962 Redbird tells of the development of Frank’s Fort into the community of West Frankfort, Illinois, depicts the activities at Frankfort Community High School, and shows how the past is prologue.The history of Frank's Fort was vivid + rrmtwitTHOfsr MEMiMtj 3 f«ST BRICK BVHOIHCIRICHO «’ D. Johnson, D. Lcnzini, and P. Frills poinl wilh interest and pride to the marker indicating the site of the first and largest town in the county, Frankfort. A modern Logan School now occupies the place where the first court house stood, and the recess revelers seem unaware of the history surrounding them on this hill. In 1835 a little, log Methodist church, located where Trinity now stands, was the only church within a radius of several miles. The log building served for forty years before this frame building, which is still a part of the present church, was erected. Lumber for the building was hauled in wagons from Du Quoin. Beside the church stands whot was then Logan School. It might have been! Old Frankfort, the oldest town in Franklin County, might have been one of the biggest cities in this part of the state had not the residents of what are now Franklin and Williamson Counties in August, 1839, voted to divide Franklin County, for Frank fort, Shawncetown, and Kaskaskia were the most populous and important settlements in this area. Many people may be surprised to learn that the original fort, built by Frank Jordan and his brothers, did not crown the hill on which Logan School now stands. The original fort was built about 1804 by Frank Jordan, his brothers, and their followers some four miles southeast of the present city limits and two and one half miles south and a little east of Thompsonville, near where Liberty Church now stands. In a bloody battle fought in 1802, the Shawnee Indians drove the trespassing Kaskaskians out of their territory, only to lose it eventually to the pioneering white men. J. Annis points out to B. Brown the inscription on the commemorative marker located west of the city limits on route 149 in front of Townmount Church.and exciting . . . Territorial Governor Ninan Edwards, fearing an Indian uprising, urged residents to build block houses or forts for protection. In response to this request, the seven Jordan brothers, John and William Browning, and a man named Barbary (all rep rted to have come from Smith County, Tennessee) built such a fort in 1804 on an 80-acre plat which was later a governmental land-grant made on October 18, 1814 to Francis Jordan. They remained together for protection. In 1812 when James Jordan and Barbary were gather ing wood, they were attacked by Indians who wounded Jordan and killed and scalped Barbary, making him the first white man known to have died in Franklin County. Mis grave began the first cemetery in the county. Six-footers J. Kinney and B. Brown are barely able to encompass the huge trunk of the majestic old oak which stands at the corner of Byran and St. Louis Streets. If its whispering leaves could talk, they would tell of Indian ponies, Conestoga wagons, and pioneers who passed by along the Shawnee Trail. •8. Brown, B. Curry, J. Kinney, H. Spence, and J. Annis look with interest into the depths of the old Public Well which is located about two miles west of the city on the Old Shawnee Trail. Undoubtedly its cooling waters have quenched the thirst of many a hot and thirsty traveler treading the Shownee Trail. 5Frankfort was prosperous and industrious Liberty Church is in o colorful and historical location, for it stands near where Frank Jordon and his brothers built the fort which was to be the first settlement in Franklin County. Near by is the grave of the first white man buried in this area. One of the famous stopping places for travelers along the Shawnee Trail was Moses Garrett’s Tavern. B. Curry is examining the inscription on the stone which morks the site of the famous inn. It may be seen about four and one-half miles southeast of the city on the Number Nine Blacktop Road, which is port of the Old Shawnee Trail. 1 laving an imposing location and being near the center of the largest settlement concentration in the area, the place where Logan School now stands was chosen by a committee of five as the location of the first county scat. Moses Garrett, who owned the site, donated it to the county. The town was located here in 1821, and a court house and a jail were erected in 1826. Old Frankfort thrived in those early days, being the principal trading post within a radius of 20 to 25 miles. The first store was opened by Dorris and Elstun. and soon afterwards Edward and John Moberly opened one. William and John Gardner built a castor-bean press, making the production of castor oil an important industry for Frankfort! Solomon Clark dealt in groceries and liquors. Adams and Brainerd’s gristmill-sawmill combination was located on what is now the site of the city water plant, and a flour mill was located on E. St. Louis Street. This was a thriving community. 6 Through the veins of the cool mines has run the life blood of West Frankfort. Shown in the first picture is a machine which spreads rock dust in the mine to lessen the danger of on explosion. In the second, is shown a Joy loading machine. These pictures ore typical of mines, for along with the ‘black gold" goes dust, gas, and danger. In the bottom picture, Mr. S. B. Sullivan, former high school principal, accepts a check for the first Chamber of Commerce from Superintendent McPhoil. Coal has been important here. Coal mines brought ivealth to West Frankfort The chief coal vein of Illinois and Franklin County is coal vein number six. I his vein has produced nearly 69 per cent of all the coal in the State. The extreme depths of the richer veins was the reason for the relatively late development of commercial coal mining on a large scale in this area. In Southern Illinois the coal veins average 500 feet below the earth’s surface. In Franklin Countv, the maximum dip of coal vein six, which is about 10 feet thick, is from the southwest corner, where the vein is located at a depth of about 140 feet, to the northeast corner, where it is located at a depth of about 600 feet. 1 his depth accounts for the fact that the county has had only one slope mine. Though West Frankfort is not the biggest town in the area, it is one of the busiest, being still important as a shopping center. Its streets are filled with cars, indicating that business is good.The school year was spiced with a variety This year, entertainment for students and faculty of FCI IS was of two kinds—that furnished by persons outside of the school and that furnished by the students themselves. The outside entertainment was of a particularly high calibre. Many timely subjects were presented in six lyccum programs. New Frontiers in Space, Wonders of the Sea, and Hypnotism were thought-provoking, while the programs provided by the Spanish dancers, a sleight of hand artist, and concert pianist Theodore Ullmann were unusually fascinating and educational. Two extra programs—the Southern Illinois University Opera Workshop’s production of Verdi’s Aida and the Mormon Melody Men’s Music—delighted the audience. Finally, the Key Club-sponsored film, “Communist Encirclement—1961,” deeply impressed all students with the seriousness of the situation. This year, for the first time in the history of one school, all freshmen were officially initiated. That it was all just good, clean fun is shown by this picture. Entertainment on the classical side was provided by concert pianist Theodore Ullmann, who captivated his audience as his fingers danced over the keys. The exotic dances which were done with both skill and grace by Soragenz and Rodriguez, fascinated everyone. 8of red-letter days Probably our most satisfying entertainment was “homemade.” Many potential actors and actresses proved themselves in the fine plays presented this past school year—the Junior and Senior Class plays, Boy Wanted and Arsenic and Old lMce} and the speech plays, Death Takes a Holiday and Molly Morgan. The chorus presented a program of seasonal music at Christmas time, and both the band and the chorus presented a Spring Concert. The band and the Pep Band provided music for games and for pep sessions. Special assemblies, such as the one honoring Bob Brown, were conducted by students. Variety shows were presented by the Freshman and Sophomore Classes. Although the entertainment provided by these students did not always have the finish of the professional programs, the student vote indicated that they were enjoyed the most. Student Body President John Paul Davis ably presided at all school assemblies, lyceum programs, and pep sessions. During the Christmas season, the Vocal Music Department presented a special program. Holding flickering candles and softly singing a carol, the Madrigal singers entered the darkened auditorium. Shown are J. McHaney, J. Martin, B. Martin, C. Jent, and J. Delop. As our Homecoming Queen, her court, and 1450 spectators watched in silence, Joe David McHaney performed, to the music of the band, a breath-taking orbital twirl with his flaming baton. 9Abe Lincoln with his eight-mile trek to return three cents doesn't have a monoply on honestyl A student from Cerro Gordo who returned, intact, D. Coleman's wallet containing $30.00 and important papers de- serves praise and the loving cup inscribed An Honest Man which H. Spence, Miss Grant, and Dennis are admiring. Today's young people are honest, diligent, Through English classes, students may purchase a great variety of books. As Mrs. Wolfe looks on, M. Christian receives his book from practice teacher Ann Krutsinger. R. Rocey and J. Poole are transcribing shorthand notes on the typewriter. At Christmas time each year, the girls of the home economics classes entertain the faculty with a tea. D. Pearson and K. Lamb serve Mrs. Hedley.upright — the future leaders of the world For every juvenile delinquent today, there are many voung people who by working hard at their studies and by participating in worth while activities are trying to make the term “teenager” a respected title. A busy per son just cannot find the time to get into trouble! FCI IS can be proud of having many busy, hard-working stu dents. Among these are: National Merit Scholarship finalist Robert I lendrix, record-breaking Bob Brown, State Tri-Hi-Y officer Janie Willmore, State and Inter national Key Club officers Bernie Gilula and John Davis, Speech winners Marilyn 1 lengst and Don Toler, Grain Judging winner Albert Kern, and national honor winning vearbook editor I lenrietta Spence. Much time in English classes is devoted to writing. In these written themes, the principles learned from the textbook are practiced. Mr. Darby, holding D. Howe s theme folder, points out an obvious error. The future belongs to One must study the post in the present fully to understand the future. These solemn-faced students industriously work in the well-equipped library of FCHS. In order that we may view special events, a television set was added this past year. February 20, 1962, and YOU WERE THERE! Miss Grant’s room, the second home of the Redbird Staff, was packed with about 100 students all eager to watch astronaut Colonel John Glenn With tomorrow’s work continually demanding more highly trained persons, science is being stressed more heavily now than ever before. Here K. Oglesby, J. Pickett, P. Stuthers, and D. Biggs study sound by means of equipment in the physics classroom. make his magnificent three orbital flight. History is constantly in the making, and this is one historical moment we are proud to say we witnessed. The senior aptitude test—consisting of various parts designed to determine the students' manual skill, his arithmetical knowledge, and his accuracy—will aid in indicating the vocation for which each student is best suited. The concentrated look on the faces those who prepare for it Now, more than at any other period in our history, the need for preparedness is vitally important and, therefore, is being stressed. With the threat of a third world war constantly hanging over our heads, we should not for one moment he caught off guard. The years ahead will he even more demanding than the past decades have been; so the youth of today should now start preparing to meet this challenge. In order to do this, today's young people must understand the happenings of the past. By using past events as examples, they may find ways to improve tomorrow. They must also be keenly aware of the world of today. Not only must they take an interest in school and community affairs, hut they must also take an interest in national and world affairs. Only through total preparedness can the present and future generations of American citizens he able to cope with the world situation. of seniors J. Melvin, R. Hood. L. Minton, M. Schmidt, J. Manion, J. Odum, and B. Franklin illustrates the seriousness of their task. Mrs. Pistono, who administers the tests, discusses each student's score with him personally, giving him good advice. Senior constitution tests may be the reason for Doris Lamb's interest in her American Government book. Seniors also take Australian ballot, flag, and Declaration of Independence tests. 13New records9 accomplishments9 and traditions Pert, peppy J-V cheerleaders M. Levanti, D. Moore, C. Lamp-ley, J. Woods, P. Wade, S. Green. D. Gray, and G. Frazier. Bob Brown wasn't the only new-record-setter this year! Albert Kern, FCHS president of FFA, set a new record for number of points mode in a grain-judging contest. Out of a possible 800 points, Albert made 795 to set the new record. Admiring Albert's plaque are FFA sponsor, Mr. Smith, and R. Broy. 14were made this year I his was a year for ups and downs in FCI IS athletics —for unusual events—for the breaking of old records and the setting of new ones. This year Bob Brown hung up five new scoring records in basketball. With a score of 373 points for the season, he broke the South Seven Conference single season scoring record of 272 points. With 52 points, he broke his last year’s single game rec ord ot 43 points which had broken Francis Florian’s 42-point record. This at the same time broke the South Seven single-game scoring record, since FCHS’ 43 points per game was the record. With 733 points. Bob broke the FCFIS single-season record of 653 points, which was set by Tim Weaver; and with 1610, Brown broke the FCHS four-year-scoring record of 1490 points which Francis Florian set in 1958. By his playing skill, his sportsmanship, and his humility. Bob has brought much fame and honor to his team, to his school, and to himself. After suffering defeat at the hands of the Benton Rangers earlier in the season, the Red Birds in their second meeting with them were the winners—62-60. Record-breaking Bob Brown again this year was awarded the Kiwanis' Sportsmanship plaque. By coincidence. Bob received the award from his father. At Homecoming this year, the Benton Senior Class President, Bob Orchid, presented the West Frankfort Senior President, Jim Hayes, with a miniature Ranger in exchange for a Red Bird, agreeing that the losing team would display both figures with the winning team’s mascot at the top. FCHS regrets that it now has a Ranger in its trophy case! 15Then and cN[prw Personalities As the pendulum of Time has swung to and fro in its eternal course, Frank’s Fort has become the community of West Frankfort; buckskins have changed to blue jeans; bustles, to can-cans; corn pone, to pizza; Indian ponies, to bright red convertibles; and the threat of Indian attack to the threat of nuclear warfare. But human nature has remained unchanged. People go on laughing, crying, loving, sighing, living, and dying in the same old way.( p-to-date educational policy has replaced I lelping young people to develop their abilities to the fullest extent of which they are capable has always been the concern of educational systems and true teachers, whether of pioneer days or of this space-age. This is the golden thread that has run throughout all time. But in this century, many changes have been made in the physical plants of schools, in the curricula taught, in the methods of teaching, and in the aims, attitudes, and appearances of teachers themselves. Physical plants have changed from crude structures to comfortable, well equipped buildings. Today’s curricula contains such subjects as art, music, physical education, agricul- ture, and home economics in addition to the basic three R’s of yesterday. An excellent library, visual aids, and field trips help to vary' the methods of instruction today. Perhaps the greatest changes have been in the teachers themselves. No longer does a stern demeanor, prim dress, and stilted manner characterize a teacher. In fact, the teacher of today does not differ from the ordinary citizen in looks or actions. I Ie is likely to be active in the same civic affairs, to belong to the same clubs, to drive the same model car, and to dress in the same up-to-date way as his neighbor. Students of today take for granted the fact that teachers are people, and react accordingly.That of pioneer days Members of the Board of Education of Frankfort Community Unit School District No. 168.Seated: Robert R. Whitt, R. A. Bonifield, Eugene Walters. Standing: Supt. Clyde C. Corn, Everett G. Mitchell, Charles R. Shostrom, Dr. Owen Taylor, and Roy Nolen. The Triumvirate of the office: Mrs. Helen Williams, bookkeeper; Miss Mynema McNeill, secretary; Mrs. Billie Medlin, bookkeeper. I he affairs of the first schools in the area of Frank’s Fort were undoubtedly taken care of by three school directors and the principal, who usually was also the faculty and the custodian! The administration of the complex affairs of Frankfort Community High School is not so simple! A seven-member Board of Education together with the unit superintendent, Mr. Corn, and the high school principal, Mr. Murray, take care of business transactions and policy-making. They are ably assisted by three efficient office staff members. The Dean of Boys and the Dean of Girls, Mr. McDonald and Miss Pyatt, keep accurate records of the students’ attendance. They also take necessary disciplinary action for violation of school rules. Each student is helped in planning his course of study by the school counselor, Mr. Hastie, and the thirty-three classroom teachers give instruction in a varied and interesting curriculum. Mr. Lowell McDonald, Assistant PrincipalInstead oi a one-roomed school and a teacher Inza Vance Boner M.S., U. of Illinois Librarian Louis G. Businaro M.S., SIU Latin, French S. D. Childers M.S., SIU Social Studies Walter Collins M.A., U. of Illinois Social Studies Alan Crawford M.S., SIU Instrumental Music R. L. Crowell M.A., U. of Illinois Visual Aids Richard Darby B.S., SIU Journalism, English Frank Dohanich M.S., SIU Industrial Education Gale Emery B.S., SIU Journalism, English Sandra Hayes Fiori B.A., SIU Spanish, W. History Alice L. Grant M.A., U. of Illinois English Here is concrete evidence that teachers are peoplel There is also evidence that our faculty is comprised of rugged individualists who hold opinions and often express them at inopportune times. What do teachers do when they are not teaching? FCf IS faculty members listed an amazing variety of things. They serve the churches of the community as: treasurer, organist, pianist, choir member, music director, Sunday School teachers, and officers. They are members of many service organizations: Kiwanis, Rebekahs, Masons, Shriners, Lions. Alapha Gamma Delta, Theta Tau, Beta Sigma Phi, Theatre Ed Green M.S., SIU Physical Education 20who hoarded around, we find a modern system Lowell S. Grissom M.S., SIU Journalism, English Delores Grosco B.S., SIU Business Education George Grosco B.S., SIU Mathematics, Chemistry Jomes Hostio M.A., U. of Alobamo English, Counselor Jane Hedley M.S., SIU Home Economics Good communication, which cuts the size of the world in half, also helps a school to run smoothly. Mr. McDonald and Mrs. Boner remove messages from their boxes after they have "signed in." Alice Hoye M.A., U. of Wisconsin Speech, Dramatics George Karoski B.S., SIU W. History, Driver's Ed. Gloria Janes A.B., U. of Kentucky Business Education Mary Kolesar, R.N. B.S., Peabody College Junior Nursing Guild, United Fund, Civil Defense, Salvation Army and YMCA Boards, Business and Professional Womens Club, Farm Bureau, American Legion, Indian Guides, 1 Iomemakers Extension, I lospital Auxiliary. They are members of many honorary organizations: Kappa Phi Kappa. Phi Delta Kappa, Iota Lambda Sigma, Kappa Delta Pi, Delta Kappa Gamma. Pi Lambda Theta, and Pi Sigma Rho. Zetta Lee B.S., SIU Art Joyce Miller B.S., SIU Biology Velma O. Nave M.A., U. of Illinois English 21Gladys Pyatl M.S., SIU Dean of Girls, Math Victor M. Smith B.S., SIU Building Trades Jerry A. Summers B.S., SIU Mathematics Leonard D. Whitmer M.A., Peabody College Vocal Music t schools, 113 qualified teachers Elmo Ricci M.S., SIU Drafting Donald C. Stahlberg B.S., SIU Instrumental Music Maryann Riva B.S.. SIU Physical Education Elizabeth Rudasil B.S., Northeastern Mo. State Teach. College Speech Correction Ronald Smith B.S., U. of Illinois Agriculture Carthol Walston Down at FCHS book store early in the morning, this is a familiar sight. Ph.M., U. of Wisconsin Nema McNeil dispenses paper and smiles impartially. Physics, Photography Wayne Williams M.S., SIU Driver's Ed., W. History Afton Wolfe M.A., U. of Illinois English, Business Ed. Richard W. Yandell B.S., SIU Auto Mechanics Ernest Yuhas M.S., SIU Business Education 22Maintenance requires services of 23 employees Bottom Row: E. Wright, C. Thompson, J. Roe. Row 2: N. Russell, M. Payne, D. Newton, M. Meagher. From 5:00 a. m., when the first cooks arrive, to 3:15 p. m., when the last kettle is washed and the then-quiet place is in shining order, the cafeteria is a busy place. During January, a typical month, the cafeteria served 12,789 meals and 38,537 half-pints of milk! Twenty-five years ago, FC1 IS had no cafeteria. Students either brought their lunches or ate at home. When in 1938 an addition was made to the building, a kitchen was added and part of the old building was remodeled to make a dining room. The cafeteria was first managed by the home economics teacher aided by a few adults and a class in cafeteria management. Later a full-time manager was employed. Upon Mrs. Jennie Marburger’s retirement in 1960, Mrs. Jennie Roe became manager. I Icr readv smile and cheerful manner endeared her to the whole school, which was shocked and saddened by her death on January 13, 1962. Mrs. Myrtle Meagher has very ably succeeded her. Working in eight-hour shifts, from 5:00 a. m. to 10:00 p. m., under the supervision of Mr. Ellis Avery, six full-time custodians keep the three buildings in apple-pie order. Four of the custodians double as drivers for the 13 busses which transport 625 students of LInit 168. Bus drivers must be 21 years old, must pass a physical examination, and must have both a chauffeur’s license and a bus driver’s permit. Four faculty members and two extra men also drive the busses, which transport students to school, to games, and on field trips. ters, P. Lawson, I. Wright, D. Stahlberg, L. Whitmer, R. Harkins, C. Gipson. Bottom Row: J. Marshall, W. lucas, R. Rumsey. Row 2: E. Avery, N. Russell, R. Smith, C. Smith, C. Martin, E. Ricci. Row 3: K. Wol-Introducing the Class of 1962 At last we arc seniors! In a few days we will step forth to receive our diplomas. Indeed, we are sorry to leave our dear old school, hut we are excited, eager, and expectant of what is to come when we step through the doorway into another of Life's many rooms. Oh. how easily can we remember the days when we were scared, green freshmen, looking behind all the doors for room numbers, looking with awe at the upperclassmen, and going through the trials and tortures of being initiated. We recall the day when we became sophomores and began to feel more at ease — no longer the greenest ones. We remember the day when we became juniors, proud to be upperclassmen — still looking forward to being top men on the totem pole. We will always remember our days at FCHS — the thrill of Homecomings and Turkey Day games — our Sophomore Class Program, which depicted the seniors of that year as they were in the third grade — our Junior and Senior Class Plays — the prom, which turned us into Southern belles and gentlemen in the pleasant atmosphere of “Southern Enchantment"— the clubs in which we enjoyed membership — the Roman Banquets — the hours we spent cheering our team at the athletic events. Our four years have very quickly passed. And now, dear old FCHS, the time has come to part. We the Class of 1962, bid you an affectionate farewell. Our Senior Class Officers, Linda Myers, treasurer; Terry Warren, cap of Student Body President John Davis. They are busily pre- vice-president; Janie Willmore, secretary; and Jim Hayes, presi- paring for the great and long-awaited day. dent, look on as our class sponsor, Mrs. Jane Hedley, adjusts the 24Adams, John Quincy “People like John make life interesting.” “F” Club, Football, Foreign Language, Basketball, Track. Avery, Janet Christine “Blessed alike with beauty and brains." 1 Ionor Society, Student Council, Tri-I li-Y, Office Worker, Junior Class Play, Foreign Language. Avery, Joan "For her, happiness is a fellow called Jim!" I Ionor Society, Tri-I li-Y, FT A, Sub Debs, Foreign Language, Office Worker. Baker, Mary Ellen “Cheerfulness and friendliness are her virtues." Cafeteria Club, Junior Nursing. Barnard, Marglujean "A happy, talkative lass is she!' Band, Bowling Club. Barr, Dorothy "Here’s a girl who dresses with style and always has a pleasant smile." Honor Society, FHA Secretary, Red Peppers. Girl Scouts, Tri-Hi-Y, Bowling Club, Foreign Language, Office Worker. Bcrto, Vicki "A peppier girl you never did see! Beady and eager for all is she!" Cheerleader, Tri-Hi-Y, Red Peppers, National Thespians. Blake, Sharon "Sharon likes good times, and good times come to her." Sub Debs, Tri-Hi-Y, Library Club. Bost, Donna "The ready charm this girl displays will take her through her future days." Tri-Hi-Y, FHA, Red Peppers, Sophomore Program, Junior Nursing, Foreign Language. Bost, Richard Lee "Greater men than I may have lived, but I doubt it!" Hi-Y, Foreign Language, Red Bird Notes, Class Programs, Library Club, Concessions Manager. Bowers, Kenneth Ray “He's so quiet we hardly know lie's about; but his ability we do not doubt." FBI, Foreign Language, Projectionist. Brock, Dennis "Take your time girls! Line up to the left!" “F” Club, Art Club, Football, Foreign Language, Track, Basketball. 25Brown, Bob "Good as a student—better as an athlete—best as a friend." Vice President Key Club, Foreign Language, “F” Club, Basketball, Football, Golf, Track, Homecoming Court. Browning, Roberta "A quiet, friendly, unassuming girl." Foreign Language. Broy, Danny "Give me time! Great things are not done in a hurry." Broy, Richard "Good humor makes all things tolerable—even school." Calcaterra, John "Be reasonable! Do it my way!" Capps, Paula "It is tranquil people who accomplish things." Foreign Language. Carello, Don "He says little — thinks much!” Hi-Y, Coif. Chance, Janet "Quiet in school, but when she gets out—!" Sub Debs, Library Club, Tri-I li-Y. Clark, Larry ‘There are enough serious ones in this world without regarding me as one of them!" Projectionist. Corn, Steve "Whatever he does is sure to be done well." Transfer from Roanoke, 111., Secretary Key Club, Student Council, Band, Pep Band, Honor Society. Covert, Robert "It’s a rough road that leads to greatness." Band, FTA President, Key Club Variety Show, Class Program, Foreign Language. Senior Play. Culpepper, Sam "You may not always hear him, but he’s there." FFA. Curry, Beverly Sue "The epitome of courtesy, wit, grace, and charm." Foreign Language, Tri-Hi-Y, FTA Officer, Feature Editor 1961 Redbird, Quill and Scroll, Associate Editor 1962 Redbird, Senior Play. Davis, John "His talents are exceeded only by his friends." Key Club lnternat’1 Trustee and Dist. Gov., Student Body President, Red Bird Notes Editor-in-chief, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Class President, Student Council President, Math Club. Dawson, Larry " le never raised a clotul of dust, but he got there." Cafeteria Club. 26Dean, Ronnie Worry? I never heard of it!" Sophomore Football, Cafeteria Club, Bowling Club, Foreign Language. Delap, Judith Ann “Her voice pleases and inspires her listeners." Cheerleader, President Sub Debs, Junior Class Play, Red Peppers, Girls’ Chorus, Bowling Club, 1959 Redbird, Tri-Hi-Y, Senior Play. Dodd, Carmen "A fun-loving girl—nice to he with." Dotson, Vernon "He that has knowledge spares his words." Key Club, Math Club, Foreign Language, Honor Society, Marshal to Class of ’61, Caesar, FTA. Doty, Thomas Gene "Live while you live! Death is rather permanent!' Doty, Vernon "Football is his sport; women, his interest!" Red Bird Notes Business Editor, Foreign Language, Hi-Y, Football, Basketball, Track. Evans, Janie "A sweet face and a disposition that matches!" Office Worker, FHA, Red Peppers, Girl Scouts. Evans, Suella "A merry heart doeth good like medicine. Office Worker, FI1A. Ezell, Janice Sue "A mighty hunter, and her prey is man!" Student Librarian, Library Club, Tri-Hi-Y, Red Peppers. Filkins, Melvin Dean "lie will never have any trouble getting along!" Student Patrol, Football .Manager, Cafeteria Club, Track Manager. Followell, Brenda "Her airs, her manners—all who saw admired.” Band, Tri-1 li-Y, Girl Scouts, Foreign Language, Junior Nursing. Franklin, Brenda "Care sits lightly on her shoulders." FHA, Band, Junior Nursing. Tri-Hi-Y. 27Fravcll, Judy Lynn “I’ve taken my fun where I’ve found it." Library Club, Cafeteria Club, Foreign Language, Student Librarian. Frazier, Carol “Smiling faces are the style, and Carol has one all the while." Red Peppers, Tri-Hi-Y. Garrett, Greg "Good things come to those who wait—so here 1 stand!" Bowling Club, Foreign Language. Gautrcaux, Clintena “Charming, vivacious, and yet demure." Honor Society, FHA, Tri-lli-Y, Madrigals. Chor-dettes. Girls’ Chorus, Mixed Chorus. Foreign Language. Gelso, David “A quiet, fun-loving, friendly fellow." Honor Society, Foreign Language, Basketball, Track, “F” Club, Cross Country. Gilula, Bernie "A football coach’s dream come true — for Bernie shines in the classroom, too!" Key Club District Treasurer ’61 and District Secretary ’62, Student Council, Football Co-Captain, Band Captain, C.olf, Basketball, “F” Club. Graskewicz, Don “Couldn't ask for a nicer guy!" Griffith, Kenny "The good die young; 1 still feel fine!" Football, Basketball. Track. Ilafley, Jane “Full of wit and good cheer — liked by all!" Harper, Gayla "Born with the gift of laughter and a terrific sense of humor!" Bed Bird Notes Circulation Mgr., Tri-I li-Y, Sophomore Program, Foreign Language, Girl Scouts. Harriss, James Keith “He has an answer for everything!" Football, I li-Y Chaplain, Track, Basketball. Harrum, Jack "Great hopes make great men!" Thespians, Class Programs, Foreign Language. Hayes, Jim “Sony' girls! I've got a date with a ballgame." “F” Club, Key Club, I lonor Society, Class Officer, Football, Basketball, Track, Boys’ Cborus. Hendrix, Robert “So what if I am a genius? I’m friendly!" President Math Club, Key Club, Student Patrol, Marshal to Class of ’61, foreign Language. lleyder, Keith “A heart full of kindness and ahead ftdl of sense." “F” Club, Honor Society, Pep Band, football, Hi-Y, Foreign Language. 28Higgins, Sandra "Patience is the best remedy for every trouble. FHA, Tri-Hi-Y, Junior Nursing. Hindman, Bob "Just give me an easy life free from study." Football, Golf, Track. "F” Club, lli-Y, Basket ball. Hood, Richard ‘ lie goes calmly along.” Basketball, Football, Foreign Language. Hood, Steve "Who invented work? Darn 'em anyway!’ I li-Y, Bowling Club. Hoppers, Mary Lou "Her favorite pastime is being with Darrell!” Office Worker. Hubbard, Charles "I’d count it a sin, if not a crime, to sit at home and study all the time!” FFA. Hubbard, David "I may wake up some morning and find myself famous!” Track, Bowling Club Officer. Jackson, Tom "I'm naturally a woman hater; but the Bible says to love one’s enemies!" National Thespians. Boys’ Chorus, Madrigals, Mixed Chorus, Class Plays, Speech Plays. Jent, Carmel "His ready laugh — his excellence in sports — his good looks — Wow!” Football, Student Council, Basketball, Hi-Y, “F” Club, Foreign Language, Boys’ Chorus. Johnson, Joann "A friendly girl, a charming lass. A worthy addition to our class." Jones, Jim "Work? Where have I heard that word before? Julian, Thomas Eugene "A great man is always willing to be little." 29Karas, John “Thinking is hut a waste of thought." FFA, Bowling Club. Kchr, Mary Sue "A rare combination of fun, loyalty, and beauty." Tri-Hi-Y, Sub Debs, Girl Scouts, Mixed Chorus, Girls’ Chorus, Foreign Language, Soph. Program. Kelley, Paula “Her ways are wars of pleasantness." Officer Worker. King, Nelson “Sometimes 1 sit and think; sometimes I just sit." FFA, Bowling Club. Lackey, Martha “I'm not arguing with you; I’m telling you!" Red Peppers, Junior Nursing. Lamb, Doris Jean “Sweet of face and fair of form." Freshman Class Officer, Secretary FHA, Student Council, Sub Debs, Sophomore Program, Tri-Hi-Y, Red Peppers. Lamont, Martha "She has a will, wit, and opinion all her own." Honor Society, Tri-Hi-Y, Math Club Secretary, Girl Scouts, Foreign Language, Soph. Program. Laurenti, Charles "If at first you don't succeed—try something else." Foreign Language, Student Patrol. Levanti, Rill "And to think—only one woman can have me!" FFA, Hi-Y, Foreign Language. McHancy, Joe David "Sometimes serious, sometimes gay — knows when to work and when to play." Band Drum Major, Class Plays, President Boys’ Chorus, Vice President FTA, National Thespians, Boys’ Quartette, Foreign Language, Madrigals. Manion, Jo Lynda “A bubbling fountain of energy, wit, and fun." Cheerleader, Student Council, Sub Deb Officer, Tri-Hi-Y, Foreign Language, Red Peppers. Masters, Wilma “Fair as a star when only one is shining." Cafeteria Club. Mel vin, Rob “He looks lively and mischievous — and he is!" FBI. Melvin, Joel “Why should I study and drive myself crazy!" Hi-Y, FBI. Minton, Larry “How sweet is Saturday night!" I li-Y, Foreign Language. 30Missavage, Dennis “Not much for talking, we must confess, but men of few words, we think, are best." Mitchell, David “I'm kind, handsome, generous; anything else you’d like to know?" Football, Track, Cafeteria Club, Boys’ Chorus, FFA Treasurer. Moak, Bryan "No matter what you say, I still suit me!" National Thespians Treasurer, Math Club. Moake, Terry “It’s a great plague to be handsome. Football, Basketball, “F” Club. Moore, Carolyn “Fair, sweet, and liked by all." I lonor Society, Cafeteria Club. Mosley, Barry “He draivs things as he sees them, and he sees beauty everywhere.'' Art Club President. Moss, Mary “The only way to resist temptation is to yield to it." Sub Debs, Tri-Hi-Y, Library Club. Myers, Linda “A lovely girl with a heart of gold. Memories of her will never grorv old." President Bed Peppers, Class Officer, Queen’s Court. Foreign Language, Sophomore Program. Newton, Deborah "So full of energy, this lass, she’s the pride and joy of the Senior Class." Mixed Chorus Treasurer, Cheerleader, Red Pep pers, Chordettes, FTA, Foreign Language, Library' Club, Junior Play. Niana, Mary Lynn “She’s a very nice girl until a very sweet smile." Office Worker, Red Peppers, Bowling Club, Foreign Language. Nolen, Don “You’ll alwo)rs find him good-natured. FBI. Norovich, Shirley “She’s sweet and neat and has a lively, lovable laugh." Foreign Language, Sophomore Program. 31Odlc, Shirley "Gaze into her eyes ami you see a little angel. Gaze a little longer, anil you see a little imp.” Tri-I li-Y. Odum, Judy "Be good, sweet maid, and you’ll he happy." Student Council, Bed Bird Notes, TriTli-Y Officer, FHA Officer, Foreign Language. Bowling Club, Sophomore Program. Osterhout, Elbert "1 don't think I’m a had boy at all!" Ovcrturf, Diana Kay "Not rowdy, just full of life!" Tri-Hi-Y, Red Peppers, Foreign Language, Thespians, Junior Nursing, Sophomore Program. Paternal, Charlene "Like a day in early spring—short and sweet.” Junior Class Play, Sub Debs, Red Peppers. Tri-Hi-Y, National T hespians, Cheerleader, Clown. IVnrod, Mike "All great men die young. 1 don't feel well myself." Band, Pep Band, Golf, Chorus, Key Club, I li-Y, Student Patrol, Foreign Language. Perko, Bob "I have never seen a greater miracle in the world than myself.” Foreign Language, Art Club. Poole, Janet "One of the few who can listen well." Red Peppers, Foreign Language, Cafeteria Club. Racey, Ruth “Friendly and kind, tall and fair; girls like Ruth are very rare." 1 lonor Society, President FI IA, Sub Debs, Office Worker, Foreign Language. Rauback, George "I fry all things. I achieve what I can." Foreign Language, Civil Defense Monitor. Rauback, Mary Ellen "When it comes to personality and popularity, Mary Ellen rates high in our class.” Richerson, Wayne "It’s easy to he brave from a safe distance." Freshman Football. Rumsey, Gary "True to his word, his work, and his friends." Foreign Language, FBI, Student Council, Football, Track, “F” Club, Soph. Prog., Mixed Chorus. Rusher, Jim "Give me a leaky radiator to fix, and I’m happy!" FBI. Russell, Carol "I’m contented with life just as it is.” Cafeteria Club, FTA. 32Sala, John "People should make much of me, for good men are scarce." Golf, Football, Basketball, Key Club, Student Council, Student Patrol, Foreign Language, “F” Club. Sanders, Kay “A kind face is always beautiful.” Office Worker. Saunders, Dennis "It’s always wise to be happy.” Junior Class Play, Mixed Chorus. Schmidt, Marilyn “This cute and peppy lass has been a worthy addition to our class.” Cheerleader, Chorus, Red Peppers, FTA. Simmons, John "What this world needs is a lot of fun, and I intend to make it some!” I li-Y. Smothers, Kenneth "He’s good looking, friendly, interesting, and lots of fun to be with!" Cafeteria Club, FI A, Foreign Language. Snyder, Phil "One of my ambitions is to he rich instead of handsome!" Football. FFA, Junior Class Play, Speech Play, National Thespians. Spccgle, Bob Give me my own way and I'm happy!” Football, Foreign Language, “F” Club, Hi-Y Secretary-Treasurer, Basketball, Track. Spiller, Dennis "1 don’t let my studies interfere with my education." Bowling Club, Freshman Program, FBI, Junior Class Play, Library Club. Stilley, C. W. The first element of success is the determination to succeed." Football, Captain of Band, Foreign Language. Stutsman, Iona "If smiles were pennies, she would be rich." Spence, Henrietta “A modest, dependable, persevering girl with a mischievous twinkle in her eyes.” Honor Society, Red Peppers Secretary, FTA Secretary, Quill and Scroll, Foreign Language, Feature Editor 1961 Redbird, Editor-in-chief 1962 Redbird. 33Summers, Cheryl "Never a dull moment when she's around!” Band, Bed Bird Notes, Class Plays, Tri-I li-Y, Red Peppers, Foreign Language, Library Club. Tabor, Jane ‘‘She has learned the luxury of doing good." FI 1A. Sub Debs, FTA, Tri-Hi-Y, Foreign Language, Office Worker. Talford, Patty "Courteous, sweet, extremely neat!” Honor Society, Sub Debs, FHA, Tri-lli-Y, 1961 Rcdhird, Foreign Language, Cirl Scouts. Tedovich, Carol Sue ‘‘She talks enough for all the company." Tri-Hi-Y, Foreign Language, Cafeteria Club, Chorus. Thompson, Janet Faye ‘‘What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” Student Patrol, Foreign Language, Thespians. Toth, Williams M. "If I’m wrong, you’re not right.'” Football, Hi-Y. Tweedy, Bill "Studying is out of my line." FBI, Track Manager, Chorus. Wagner, Judy "She says enough and no more.” Tri-Hi-Y, Red Peppers, Library Club. Walker, Carol Lynn "Never put off until tomorrow!” Iri-Hi-Y, Red Peppers, National Thespians, Bowling Club, Foreign Language, Speech Plav. Warren, Janet Jo "Surely the angels did lend her a voice." Mixed Chorus, Chordettes, Foreign Language, Tri-lli-Y, Red Peppers, Office Worker. Warren, Terry ‘With all the qualities he does possess, there is no doubt he’ll find success." I lonor Society, Student Council, Key Club, Class Plays, National Thespians, Basketball, Mixed Chorus, Foreign Language. Weaver, Jane "The Dorothy Kilgallen of FCHS!" News Editor Bed Bird Notes, Student Council, Cirl Scouts. Band, Class Plays, Foreign Language, Red Peppers. Quill and Scroll. Webber, Rill "The world's no better if I worry!" Class Play, Pep Band. Whittington, Bill "Ah, so! It is true that life is short—and so am I!" Key Club, Football, Thespians, Hi-Y, Foreign Language, Math Club, Chorus, Senior Play. Williams, Russell "Handsome and smart—a real catch for some girl!" Football, Science Club, Rifle Club, Chorus. 34Willis, Kenny "Quiet and nice; were glad to have him in our class ' VVillmore, Bruce “I will sleep in class and escape teachers call, hut never will I sleep when I play football Football, Track, Hi-Y, “F” Club, Student Patrol, Foreign Language. VVillmore, Janie “Janie put the pep in pepper ” I lonor Society, Cheerleader, Tri-I li-Y President, FT A, Red Peppers, 1 lomeeoming Queen, Foreign Language. Willyard, Charles “A little mischief now and then—and then some more.” FBI, Projectionist. Wiswell, Jim “Life is just what we make it—and Jim makes the most of it” Explorer Scouts, FBI, Cafeteria Club. Woods, Marilyn UA sweet, wholesome, attractive girl." Sub Debs, Tri-I Ii-Y, Red Peppers, Foreign Lan-guage. Wyatt, John If f$°ry comes after death, I'm in no hurry!' I Ii-Y, Basketball Manager, FBI, Explorer Scouts. This was a bittersweet occasionl This was the last time these last time these girls would lead the student body in enthusiastic boys would be together as a high school football team and the cheers for them. 35The following pages present Juniors, the Class of 1963 0. McReoken, Mr. Ricci, T. Henson, S. Coleman, and S. Ferreri are shown here trying to decide on their class rings for next year. How glad they will be when the day comes to wear their rings! At last! We’re Jolly Juniors and it seems as if we have just entered FCHS. How quickly the years do pass! Some of the never-to-be-forgotten activities of our class during these past three years are: two class assembly programs, a Sophomore Sock I lop, the Junior Class play, Boy Wanted, and a Junior-Senior Prom. I low can we ever forget the agonies of the Junior State-Wide Testing programs in which our class participated! Should graduation depend solely upon that test, we surely would never grasp those diplomas in our little hands! For our representatives in the court of the Homecoming Queen, Janie Willmorc, we chose charming Susan Ferreri and lovely Meredith McGuire. As our class officers for this year, we chose as president, Tim Henson; vice-president, Susan Ferreri; secretary. Sue Coleman; and treasurer, Darlene McReaken. We hope that our remaining year at FCHS will lx? just as gratifying as the precceding years have been. Now we have three down and one to go! Abner, Danny Baker, Rosemarie Baney, Wayne Barr, Billy Bartoni, Judy Bedokis, Rick Biggs. Diane Biggs, Joyce Blades, Sally Boner, Joann Boyd, George Boyer, LarryWe struggled through physics, chemistry and English III Brown, Brenda Britton, Alary K. Carr, Diane Carrington, Roy Castagna, Norma Chamness, Marilyn Chismar, John Chrostoski, Rosetta Clover, Russell Coffey, Claudene Coleman, Dennis Coleman, Jane Coleman, Sue Colvin, Paula Combs, Lynn Cotter, Bill Crowell, Kendra Culpepper, Jeanette Darnell, Doricc Dean, Martha Deason, Roger Dodd, James Downs, Lloyd Fentcr, Farley 37We were all required to take the state-wide test Fcrreri, Susan Filkins, Donna Fravell, Deanna Gautreaux, Judy Giles, Jo Lynn Gipson, Charles Guminski, Judy I lull. Ellen Hall, Vertis 1 fall. Gene Heinrich, Earnest Hemphill, Robert I Iermetz, Bill 1 lenson, Tim Herron, Joe Iliggerson, Dick I lood, Gary Hopkins, Jean I lowe, Diana Hurd, Bob Hutchcraft, Dennis Irvin, Ruth Ann Johns, Jerry Kelley. Martha 38We worried some teachers, and some teachers worried us Kern, Albert Kinney, John Kirk. Karen Lee, Sharon Ledbetter, Sharon Lintner, Charles Mans, Larry Martin, Judy Martin, Leborn Martino, Marie McElyea, Cheryl McGuire, Meredith McIntosh, Judy McKemie, Sara McLain, Mike McLaskey, Sharon McReaken, Darlene Melvin, Dick Melvin, Veronica Miller, Frances Milligan, Carol Mitchell, Mike Mitchell, Phyllis Montgomery, Jim 39After long hours of study we relaxed with our activities Moore, Marilyn Mrla, Marlecn Murphy, Shelia Odle, Roger Oglesby, Kent Paternal, Charles Patterson, Anna Patton, Spunky Pickett, Jim Pitchford, Mike Podbielski, Steve Pollack, Sam Raymond, Carla Rendleman, Steve Reynolds, Rosemary Richerson, Elva Roberts, Henry Rogers, Pam Ruzich, Richard Scddon, Ted Semple, Candace Sesock, John Shelton, Carmel Shelton, Tommy 40Our successful Short, Bob Simmons, Betsy Simpson, Priscilla Sipes, Phillipc Stipes, 1 Iarrv Stuthers, Pat Svvalls, Ken Tevdovich, Tim Thompson, Diana Todich, Mike Toler, Don Toms, Jim Tresso, Roselyn Troutt, Janis Kay Turner, John Walters, Jim Wheeler, Danny White, Pamela Whitt, Karen Willard, Jane i Williams, Vicky Witunski, Skip Wolfe, Kay Wolfe, Larry 41Wortman, Clarence Wyatt, Jerry York, Bob Young, Carol Ann Some si f after exams; others just sighed Zanter, Gloria Zortz, Barbara Class members for whom pictures were not available Blades, Lindell Lentz, Clara Gunter, Linda Orr, Larry Hoppers, Don Plasters, Charles Lamkin. Charles Thomas, John Music fills the air at each home game as Mr. Stahlberg and the band—in which many juniors participate—work diligently at half time to entertain the basketball audience with good music. Below is Miss Pyatt explaining an algebra equation to J. Irvin and K. Crowell. J. Montgomery, S. Pollack, and M. Pitchford are weighing chemicals.We Sophomores, Class of 1964, have gained in knowledge We Sophomores have had a very profitable school year. From “green freshies” to “silly sophs” was a step which we had eagerly awaited. The sophomores engaged in many activities this year. We published the Sophomore Semaphore, our own newspaper. We were one hundred per cent in giving to the West Frankfort United Fund. For the Homecoming parade, we built a float which carried the caption "Ar Gyle Sock’em.” 1 o make money to carry on our activities, we very successfully sold golden butter hits, katydids, krumble crunch, and butter toffee candy. All of us sophomores took about the same subjects this year, and everyone took English II and American history. In English we studied Julius Caesar and Silas Marner. As our class officers, we chose Jim Odum, president; Frank Scobby, vice-president; Sharon Stewart, treasurer; and Sherry Pitchford, secretary. Mr. Childers, our class sponsor, helped us to plan our activities. Mr. Childers, F. Scobby, J. Odum, S. Stewart, and S. Pitchford take time out from their schedules for on enlightening discussion. Adkins, Gerald Ahlm, Susan Allois, Wayne Alsbury, Billy Anderson, Judy Aven', Gary Baine, John Barton, Sandra Baudison, Judy Beers, Nancy Bejmovicz, Bussell Blades, Ruth Blake, Billy Joe Bonucchi, Marion Boozer, CharlesMost of ns took English II, history, nwtli, and biology Boozer, Joyce Brock, Sandy Broskie, Carl David Brown, Shelia Burba, Sally Burke, James Burnett, Nancy Bums, Richard Campbell, James Carrcll, Gilbert Casey, Helen Sue Coleman, Tom Conner, Dennis Council, Janet Cowsert, Janice Craig, Janet Craig, Lulu Crawford, Danny Cremer, Carla Darby, Francine Dasher, Jackie Dillon, Vickie Donini, Fred Dorris, Tommy Drumsta, Mike Dugger, Trudy Ellis, Emma Lou Filkins, Donald Finazzo, Sara Jane Foder, Janet Foster, Carolyn Fowler, David Fritts, Patty Gant, Sue Gardner, Loettaand practically all of us joined a club of our choice Gipson, Jackie Gnavi, Carol Gray, Diann Gray, Paulette Green, Susan Grissom. Kendra Grote, Judy Gunter, Earl Hall, Gary I larper, Richard Harris, Jo Ann I lendrix, Jov I lengst, Marilyn Henley, Carla I Ienslev, Rosemary Hill, Nancy Holloway, Steve Hoppers, Edna Huff, Billy Jennings, Carolyn Johnson, Debra Jones, Kathleen Jones, Lana Jones, Tena Jord an, Mary Ellen Jordan, Ramona Kaiser, Jay Karnes, Nancy Karroll, Ronnie Kernosky, Anthony Koehl, Corliss Kolcsar, Jerry Lamb, Kathy Lambert, Phil I.ampa, Vici 45Our program and our homecoming float were both successes Lampley, Carlene Lavish, Virginia Lawrence, Paul Layman, Bessie Leasck, Nick keeper, Larry Lenzini, Donna Lewis, Ruth Mandrell, Tommy Marrs, Davie Martin, Debbie Martin, Dwight Martin, Jo Ella Martin, Terry Masters, David Mays, Donald McCIerren, Janice McCurdy, Dorothy McKemic, Judy Melville, Harriet Melvin, Tommy Miskowsky, Mike Mitchell, Allona Moore, Cheryl Moore, Shelia Morris, Dena Niana, Elaine Nichols, David Nichols, Sandra Odum, Jim Orlowski, Marcia Owsley, Cavland Owsley, Phyllis Palasky, Tom Pearson, Donna 46Our class was 100 percent in giving to the United Fund Pent, Judy Petkas, Judy Pitchford, Sherry' Pitchford, Terry Pousher, Beverly Prince, Sharon Reynolds, John Riddle, Jerry Roberts, Brenda Robinson, Gayla Robinson, Leon Rodden, Dannv Roc. Jo Ellen Rogers, James Rotramel, Lynda Rumsey, I larold Rumsey, Kenneth Rumsey, Linda Rumsey, Robert Sabolo, Brenda Scobby, Frank Seagle, Patty Schafer, Marcia Shelby, Kenneth Simmons, Charles Sims, Roy Smith, Lana Smith, Vernie Stanley', Alfreda Stewart, Sharon Stipes, Janet Stophlet, Terry Story, Terry Straka, Kathy' Sullivan, DeanWe are looking forward to being upperclassmen next year Summers, Vicki Summers, Wayne Swcikauskv, Geneva Taylor, Andrea Terry, John Thomas, Terry Toth, Sandra Trogu, Terry Turner, Murnell Valanski, Carl VanEckhout, Pauletta VanZandt, Patricia Varis, Bob Wade, Pam Walker, Brenda Webb, Jess Wicker, Cathy Williams, Boh Williams, Mike Williams, Nancy Williams, Norman Williams, Sam Willmore, Sandra Wilson, Alice Wilson, Danny Wolfe, Judi Wright, Susan Young, SharonWe F reshmen, Class of ’65, are the newest members of FCHS We of the class of 1965 somehow survived the bewildering excitement of our first chaotic davs at FCHS and arc now veterans of FCHS life. Our most memorable experiences were those of initiation day and freshmen recognition week. During this week, for the first time in the history of the school, all freshmen wore green beanies furnished by the student council through the courtesy of a local sewing factory. Although we took no prize with it, we proudly remember our Homecoming float, “Let’s Put the Rangers on Boot I fill." I lats off to our class sponsor, Mrs. Miller, and to our class officers: president, Charles Russell; vice-president, Artie McReakcn; secretary, Jem' Woods; and treasurer, Shiela Belbas. They helped greatly in making the activities of our class successful. The greatest ambition of the Class of 1965 is that upon our graduation FCHS will be as proud of us as we arc of her, and to that end we promise to work hard — and to play hard — for three more years. Officers A. McReaken, C. Russell, J. Woods, and S. Belbos ore discussing plans for the year with their sponsor, Mrs. Miller. Alverson, Brenda Annis, Joan Arview, Delores Barnett, Robert Batts, Warren Bayer, Forrest Belbas, Shiela Benner, John Bertetti, John Blades, Beverly Blades, Curtis Boner, Jay Boner, Mike Bourland, Sharon Bowyer, Tim Boya, Phyllis Bovett, Richard Britton, James Browning, Sherry Broy, Denny Burke, Annette Bums, Pat Caldwell, Paul Carlisle, Linda 49We are the largest of the four classes now in school and Carlson, Eddie Carr, Frances Cernkovich, Vickie Chismar, George Christian, Michael Chrostoski, Walter Clayton, Betty Compa, Frank Cowsert, Nancy Craig, Frances Dailey, Jamie Darnell, Kenneth Davis, Tom Dawson, I Iclen Dillard, Donnie Dodd, Lewie Dodd, Lewis Dorris, Phyllis Dosset, Linda Downs, Brenda Dragovich, Michael Enrietto, Nelson Eyre, Malissa Filkins, Kenny Finney, Darlene Fleming, Peggy Flood, Richard Frazier, Gerry Freeman, Thomas Fries, Larry Gant, Susan Gilula, Stanley Gossett, Ginger Grimes, Arthur Groves, Georgia Groves, Janie Gunter, Diane Hall, Ethel Harper, David Harris, Gary Hensley, Carol Hindman, Dick Humphrey, Clinton Irvin, Wayne Jackson, Brenda Jones, Mona Lou Karnes, Judy Kelly, Linda 50are the largest Freshman Class enrolled in FCHS since 1958 Kern, Jean Killion, Mary Lee Kimberlin, Karen King, John King, Keith Kinney, Richard Krah, Randy Kvker, Carl Lampkin, Don Lear, Jack Ledbetter, Dennis Lentz, David Levanti, Mary Lynn Lewis, Howard Lingle, Gary Linglc, Tom Litsch, Christine Mahan, Mary Ann Mandrell, Robert Marks, Marilyn Martin, Becky Mays, George McClintoek, Richard McCoy, Cathy McDonald, Janet McDonald, Patty McGee, Barbara McGuire, Marion McReaken, Artie Merideth, Peggy Miller, Sharon Missavage, Arlene Mitchell, Margaret Mohring, Bob Moore, Donna Morgan, Junior Morgan, Shiela Monaghan, Patricia Morris, Kenneth Mundy, Kandy Munsell, Bill Murphy, Benny Murphy, Lee Murphy, Leonard Nanni, Russell Neal, Nancy Neilx.ii, Roger Nickolson, Marsha 51hi spite of our invasion, the school routine was maintained Nolen, Kay Nolen, Linda Norovich, Leona Orr, Bobby Overturf, Cindy Patton, Jayne Perry, Dennis Podbielski, Jane Pritchard, Lonnie Pritchard, Paul Quarrels, Richard Ramsey, Donna Ramsey, Jimmy Reach, Joann Reed, Joann Rice, Donna Richcrson, James Rivara, Barbara Rogers, Larry Russell, Charles Russell, Lewis Sailleiz, Larry Saillciz, Sue Sailly, Larry Sanders, Norman Sankus, Sharon Shannon, Karen Shelton, Lynette Silcven, Gary Simpson, Vickie Sinks, Larry Sipes, Janine Sipes, Josiane Skuta, Charles Sloan, Alan Smith, Joyce Smothers, Dretta Soulsby, Bruce Sparks, Linda Spears, Marsha Spence, Michael Spurlin, Dennis Stalions, Kathy Stone, Gloria Stufflebcan, Deloris Sukoski, Carol Summers, Ronald Sweet, Danny 52We are eagerly awaiting three more active years at FCHS Sweet, Susan Svveetin, Tommy Sweikausky, Mike Svvinkunas, Sandy Swofford, Janies Taylor, Joy Thompson, Sylvia Thorpe, Rita Thulliez, Sandra Tigner, Steve Turner, Mary Turner, Trov Tyler, Danny Urban, Miehael Vaughn, Adolph Wagner, Bob Wall, Jeff Wall, Marsha Walton, Phyllis Warren, Jerry Warren, Sherry Waters, Roberta Watson, Alan Weaver, Terry Wells, Pat White, Mary White, Mike White, Roy Whitson. Jcrrv Wiggins, Randy Wilburn, Richard Wilkinson, John Willard, Jim Williams, Brad Williams, Sandv Williams, Stan Willis, Jan Willmore, Wayne Wilson, Andy Woods, Jerry Wortman, Lucille Wright, Brad Zalenski, Staneta. Zimbleman, MikeThen and Tlow Activities Decades ago, where West Frankfort now stands, smiling young girls in long frilly skirts swung around with their beaus to a gay fiddlers square dance tune. Today, radiant young girls in long swishing formats swirl about with their voung men ' to tantalizing rhythms played by a popular dance band. In outward appearance, activities have changed since the days of Frank Jordan; but they are all means of finding relaxation and enjoyment.We stood there in the crisp, cool evening with the light from the flames making dancing patterns on our faces. The activities of the 1961 Homecoming had begun! The Pep Band played a cheering song, and the flames slowly began creeping up the stake. Then, mercilessly, the Benton Hanger went up in flames! Satisfied that the Hanger’s ashes had been scattered with the winds, we dashed to the cafeteria to satisfy our hunger with hot chili and delicious pie. But the day was not yet over! We heard the sound of music coming from the Girls’ Gym and hurried in to join the sock hop. We waltzed; we swirled; we danced until we could dance no more! On Tuesday the thrill of I lomccoming was not dampened by the drizzling rain. A lively pep session was held in the auditorium. Boys from Benton came to our pep session to bring us a doll dressed as a Hanger. In turn, our bovs took a little stuffed Hedbird to Benton. This year we have begun a new tradition. The losing team will place both the “Hedbird” and the “Hanger” in its trophy case — with the winning team’s symbol above, looking victoriously down upon the losing one. Queen Jonie escorted by Bernie Gilulo ond Terry Mooke.Moid-of-Honor Linda Myers escorted by Carmel Jent. On Wednesday night an estimated crowd of 1450 gathered in the gymnasium to witness the elaborate Homecoming coronation ceremony. Decorations of royal purple, lavendar, and white were used to create a scene of The Splendor atul the Glory. The audience sat entranced as radiant and charming Janie Willmore was escorted to the throne and crowned our Queen. Queen Janie was entertained by the enchanting Chordettes, who. under the direction of Mr. Whitmer, sang Love is a Many Splendored Thing and All the I kings You Are and also by Joe David McHaney, who performed a breath-taking orbital twirl with a flaming baton. Our belated Homecoming Parade began on Thursday morning. In spite of the cold, dreary weather, the street was lined with spectators. The parade contained over 40 entries, including cars and the high school band, and 20 minutes were required for it to pass a given point. The Tri-Ili-Y won first place with a float showing a chicken flapping its wings and “laying” a football above the caption: Were Layin' for 'Em. .Jltt enJan ti Junior Attendant Mereditli McGuire escorted by Vernon Doty and Junior Attendant Susan Ferreri escorted by Jim Hayes.Sophomore Attendant Susan Green escorted by Bob Hindman ond Sophomore Attendant Susan Ahlm escorted by John Solo. An original float depicting a typical classroom scene with Let’s Teach 'Em written on the blackboard, entered bv the Future Teachers of America Club, won second place. Well Worm Our Way to Victor)' was the theme illustrated by the Senior Class with a long “worm costume covering the heads and torsos of marchers so that only their black leotard-clad legs showed. Fourth place went to the Key Club entry’ which showed a stork staring down a chimney above the caption Expecting Victory. Many spectators expressed the belief that the 1961 Parade was one of the best, and maybe the best, Homecoming Parade ever held here. That afternoon we played our traditional Turkey-Day game with Benton. Now we shall have a Ranger inhabiting our trophy case, standing above our Redbird, until the 1962 Homecoming game. In the evening many students, teachers, and alumni of FCHS attended the gala dance, which concluded the festivities. Our 1961 Homecoming was surely a very memorable time, filled with hope, joy, and excitement. lady-in-Waiting Doris Lamb escorted by Bruce Willmore.Freshman A’tendant Jerry Woods escorted by Bob Speegle and Freshman Attendant Gerri Frazier escorted by Keith Heyder. (Excitement Doris Lamb, Linda Myers, Janie Willmore, Debbie Newton, Judy for Homecoming Queen. The top three girls in this picture were DeLap, Marilyn Schmidt, and Patty Talford were the candidates the top threelThe burning of the Benton Rongers seems to be highly sotisfocto- mediately below is seen the first and second prize-winning floats ry to the Redbird fans who have gathered for a pep rally before from the Homecoming Parade—those of the Tri-Hi-Y and the the traditional Benton-West Frankfort Thanksgiving Day game. Im- FTA clubs respectively. "We're Laying for 'em" was the winner. the 0)aip of Our 04c omecorvuncj ast Queens 1926 Charlotte Webb 1927 Charlotte Arnold 1928 Evelyn Mayes 1929 Juanita Sharp 1930 Frances Kirby 1931 Dorothy Sawyer 1932 Geraldine Cochran 1933 Olean Cook 1934 Betty Limerick 1935 Hilda Ramsey 1936 Nancy Rogers 1937 Betty Williams 1938 Marcia Palmer 1939 Sue Henson 1940 Mary Ellen Kinison 1941 Betty Turner 1942 Margaret Patterson 1943 Betty Core of 3CMS 1944 Gloria Cornia 1945 Fairy Parks 1946 Kathleen Roby 1947 Phyllis Willis 1948 Gaila McClintock 1949 Nancy Rains 1950 Bubbles Bozarth 1951 Frances Anderson 1952 Marilyn Rains 1953 Sue Richmond 1954 Judy Woods 1955 Toni Kay Shapkoff 1956 Nora Smith 1957 Sharon Shapkoff 1958 Sharon Wynn 1959 Ruth -Ann Hall 1960 Rebecca Young The Royal Court was graced by the presence of our dazzling retiring queen, Rebecca Young, escorted by Captain Brown.The mixed chorus is composed of three different classes — two girls’ classes and one boys’ class — which meet during the first three hours of every school day. 1 hen they meet together for practice every Thursday night. From the girls’ chorus groups the Chordcttcs are chosen. These girls performed at the coronation of the queen, singing two songs — Love Is a Many Splcndored I king and All the Things You Are. The Girls’ Sextet, a newly formed group, is made up of six freshmen girls from the third hour class. Another newly formed group is the Girls’ Trio, which is composed of freshmen girls from the first hour class. These new groups have not had a chance to perform in front of an audience yet, but they will do so next vear. Chorus members sing Chorus members respond with full-throated harmony when Mr. Whitmer raises his hands to direct. The accompanist J. McHaney. Bottom Row. S. Belbos, H. Cosey, M. White, M. Wall, L. Craig, M. Kehr. Second Row: J. Patton, A. Wilson, D. Stufflebean, J. Delap, J. Martin, B. Pousher, C. Dodd. Third Row R. Barry, V. Simpson, R. Hensley, P. Dorris, V. lavish, N. Burnett, P. White, P. Rogers. Identification for upper picture: Bottom Row. R. Jordan, J. Cowsert, J. Harris, C. Tevdovich, S. Finazzo, C. Paternal. Second Row: A. Taylor, J. McDonald, L. Sparks, N. Cowsert, M. Schmidt, S. Higgins. Third Row: S. Coleman, T. Jones, G. Gossett, B. Martin, M. Hengst, M. Killion.Bottom Row: J. Britton, L. Rogers, K. King. I. Fries, C. Plasters, B. Murphy, R. Morris, C. Gipson, J. Wiswell, B. Tweedy, J. Mc- K. Filkins. Second Row D. Sounders, D. Mitchell, B. Wright, P. Hnoey. T. Warren, C. Wortmon, B. Moake. Pritchard, L. Martin, J. Webb, T. Jackson, T. Freeman. Third Row. for the joy of the song that’s inside them The choral department of FCf IS consists of thirty nine girls and twenty-three hoys. Under the direction of Mr. Whitmer, the group is governed by two cabinets. Members of the girls’ cabinet are: president. Judy Martin; vice-president, Sue Coleman; secretary, Virginia Lavish; and treasurer, Pam Rogers. Members of the boys’ cabinet are: president. Joe David Mcl lanev; and treasurer. Charles Gipson. These people decide on the rules governing the department, and on the money-making projects which finance their anual tour. Always important to a chorus are the accompanists. Some accompany the classes each day, and some accom- pany only during Thursday night rehearsals. The accompanists are: Judy Martin and Shiela Belhas for the first hour class; Joe David Mcl lancy for the second hour; and Sarah Jane Fianzzo and Linda Sparks for the third hour. Joe David Mcllaney and Judy Martin accompany on Thursday nights. Each class has librarians who distribute the music and put it away. During the first hour Pam Rogers and Delores Stufflebean do this work. In the second hour class it is done by Larrv Rogers and Leborn Martin, and in the third hour class, by Mary Lee Killion and Marilyn Schmidt. Seated: J. Martin, C. Jent, J. McHaney, T. Warren, B. Martin, J. Coleman, and P. Rogers. This madrigal group practices every DeLap. Standing: S. Finazzo, N. Cowsert, L. Rogers, P. White, S. Tuesday night, and they perform for many civic organization.I V S. II , F®M.0we"' J- Weover' c- Sommers. Bb Clarinets: C. W. SMIey, J Kaiser, B. Rivara. B. Soolsby. C. Koehl, P. Monaghan, J. Reach. K. Sfalions, L. Sparks, F. Bayer, C. Moore, K. Shannon. M. Nicholson, S. Zalensky. Oboe. S. Gilulo, P. Simpson. Bassoon.-B. Gilulo. Bass Clarinet: J. Woods. The man that hath no music in nor A r. Whifmer confers with chorus cabinet members P. Rogers, J. Martin, J. McHaney, S. Coleman, V. Lavish, and C. Gipson. Cabinet members ore elected at the end of each year, thus enabling them to function at the beginning of the next year. The cabinet mokes final decision s on all matters concerning the chorus. Shakespeare's comment about music shows that it was considered important in post times as well as in the present. A knowledge and appreciation of music is one thing learned in our student days which we will enjoy in later years—though we may forget equations or important dates in history. At f is not moved with concords of sweet sounds Alto Saxophone: M. Barnard, V. Summers, M. Spence, H. Melville. Tenor Saxophone: S. Nichols, J. Adkins. Cornets: C. Young, J. Odum, D. Higgerson, P. Lambert, L. Boyer, C. Russell, R. Flood, J. Boner, J. Lear, D. Harper. French Horn: L. Craig. Trombonium: B. Covert. Baritone: J. McHaney, J. Campbell. Is there another high school in Southern Illinois that can boast of having such talented majorettes and such a superior drum major? It takes skill, co-ordination, a knowledge of music, and much practice to have the high honor of being a majorette or drum major. Our pulchritudinous majorettes are Jerry Woods, Kathy Stations, Jo Ann Reach, Barbara Rivara, and Pam Wade. Our handsome, dcbonairc drum major is Joe David McHaney. who added much to the pomp and show of our band on parade.Part of the thrill of any basketball game is derived from listening to the stirring music of our band. "Hey, Look Me Over" makes even the most sedate senior have restless feet. Freshmen boys of the band are required "to set up the band" after school before each game ar d to arrive early to carry instruments to the gymnasium. The freshmen girls carry the music to the gymnasium and place it on the stands. Their rigorous initiation into the musical mysteries of the band makes members most appreciative when they finally become upperclassmen. Is lit for treasons? stratagems, and 4 We are proud of our competent director, Mr. Alan Crawford. They’re off! When our spirited hand, led by their strutting, high-stepping majorettes and dashing drum major, marched down the parade route in Herrin last Labor Day, they were, as on many other occasions, hailed by the cheering crowds. Although they had only two short rehearsals for this event, they were acclaimed as giving one of the best performances of the day! 1 he football and basketball half-time performances, the coronation, the commencement exercises—all of these are but a few of the many events at which our band has played. The hand members give many thanks to Mr. Crawford and Mr. Stahlberg, both of whom have worked tirelessly with the hand. The new uniforms ordered before the Christmas holidays arrived on January 8. For the first time in fifteen years, the hand was resplendent in their new gray uni forms with red trimmings. They will be worn in the traditional double-breasted style for concerts and in the West Point style for parades and football games. A reversible breastplate which can be worn either with gold braid or a big ‘F’ will be added for the outdoor events.The pep band helped to enliven our pep sessionsl Top row: and J. David McHaney. Bottom row: Don Stalhberg; director, Frances Craig, Carol Young, Tim Odum, Larry Boyer, Bob Covert, Jack Lear, Charles Russell, and James Campbell. Let no such man he trusted. —Shakespeare Recording stars? Well, not yet, but maybe some day. Our band was given the high honor of making several recordings for a brilliant young composer from Mounds, Illinois. He believed our band capable of successfully recording his new songs and not without cause, for they did their job extremely well. A final tribute to the backbone of the FCI IS bandits graduating seniors—is in order. We will lose our entire flute section, Brenda Followed. Jane Weaver, and Cheryl Summers who have furnished beautiful music on the piccalo and the flute. This year we will lose one of the finest drummers our band has known for years, Mike Penrod by name, but just “Rod” to his many friends. Then we unwillingly will have to give up three of our prize wcx dwind players. They are: C. W. Stil-ley, solo-clarinet; Bernie Gilula, solo-bassoon; and Margie Barnard, solo-saxophone. Last, but surely not least, is our fine brass section where we will lose Keith I Icy-der, solo bass horn; Joe David McHaney, solo-baritone euphonium; and Bob Covert, trombone. I hit’s off to a fine group which has made our FCI IS band the best in Southern Illinois. The band cabinet takes time out to talk! Jay Kaiser and C. W. Stilley look or, as Jane Weaver adjusts the plume on Jim Odum's hat. 67Mast-off to Graduation In the clays of Frank’s Fort there were no such things as high school yearbooks, and people did not know what they were missing! Though hound only in leather and printed only with ink, many people think yearbooks are worth their weight in gold. How wonderful to own a memory treasury filled with familiar faces and events of school days, for although one may feel that he could never forget names, faces, and happenings, they do slide back into cobwebby corners of one’s mind. Working on the Redbird Staff was ejuite an experience! One’s life became entangled in a maze of layout sheets, pictures, galleys, page proofs, and an assortment of unusual tasks. Sometimes we dashed out to take pictures of historical sites, occasionally taking along such celebrities as Bob Brown, as well as awed underclassmen. We made a card file of all the students; we kept the Class editors: junior, Vicky Williams; sophomore, Tena Jones; and freshman, Mary Lee Killion are quite busy with the important task of proofreading galley sheets. Diane Biggs, Joann Boner, and Dennis Coleman are going through copy sent. Row 1: M. Hengst, L. Jones, D. Biggs, V. Williams, R. Covert, M. Killion, and Mr. Charles Fee. Row 2: J. Boner, T. Jones, H. Spence, B. Curry, and D. Coleman.the Redhird recorded all school events copy-sent file in order; we painstakingly cut out pictures and pasted them in the dummy and on the layout pages; we purchased quantities of stamps; we carefully weighed packages; we sorted out plates to be sold as scrap metal; and we read micro-film in the local newspaper office. The staff journeyed to Champaign to attend a two-day conference of the Illinois State I ligh School Press Association. and some members also attended the S.I.S.P.A. conferences at Sill. We labored at “work-parties” after school, stopping pangs of hunger with unusually concocted and perhaps indigestible foods which emerged from the musty corners of the editors’ desk. The associate editor continually “filed away” important papers in unlikely places. However, our sponsor was more disturbed when the editor-in-chief lost Frank’s fort! In spite of our difficulties, we got the job done, and this is our opus magnum. Editor-in-Chief Henrietta Lynn Spence spent an uncountable number of hours in preparing our REDBIRD to fly through the press. Our experienced sponsor. Miss Alice Louise Grant, who had Associate Editor Beverly Sue Curry, whose motto was Be reason- a great influence on the creation of our 1962 Redbird able. Do it my way,” was always most content when writing copy. 69Mr. Darby, the staff advisor, worked diligently to help make this year's issues of the Red Bird Notes bigger and better. News Editor Jane Weaver and Sports Editor Charles Lintner discuss stories which are to be run in the next issue of the RUN. KB V, the voice of FCHS Something for everybody was provided in the issues of this year’s Red Bird Notes, offieial FCI IS newspaper. I he staff, possibly the largest in the school’s history, emphasized obtaining little news as well as big. For newspaper work, FCHS provides a course in journalism and a news laboratory period. Each student has an opportunity to gain experience in writing news. This year more than thirty students, reporters, photographers, and advertising salesmen joined in making each issue a big success. A hard-working advertising staff made possible the financing of every issue. I lalf of all the issues were eighteen inches wide and twenty-two inches long. Other issues were printed eleven inches wide and eighteen inches long. I leading the 1961-62 staff was Editor-in-chief John Davis. Working closely with him were News Editor Jane Weaver, Feature Editor Marcia Shafer, Editorial Editor Judy Odum. Sports Editor Charles Lintner, and Circulation Manager Gayla Harper. Mr. Richard A. Darby, staff advisor, was a former Red Bird Notes editor. Mr. Darby succeeded Mr. Lowell Grissom, who was called to active army duty. At the beginning of the second semester Mr. Darby accepted an editorship of the Morion Doily Republican and was succeeded as staff advisor by Mrs. Gale Emery. Advertising staff T. Moake, V. Doty, B. Brown, and J. Wilkinson discuss layouts for the next RBN issue. Photography staff C. Russell, K. Smothers, J. Harrum, J. Swafford, G. Harper, and M. Zimbleman discuss the make-up of the current issue.Editorial Editor Judy Odum and Feature Editor Marcia Shafer John Dovis, Editor-in-chief, devotes much of his time helping put their heads together to finish their assignments. plan and produce each issue of the Red Bird Notes. speaks for and to the student body Bottom Row: G. Harper, C. Lintner, J. Odum, J. Dovis, V. Doty, J. Weaver, M. Shafer, Mrs. Emery. Row 2: J. Wall, T. Moake, B. Brown, K. Smothers, M. Zimbleman, B. Simmons, K. Lamb, L. Carlisle, R. Waters. Row 3: G. Chismar, C. Russell, M. Penrod, J. Horrum, J. Swafford, J. Wilkinson, J. Hafley, J. Ezell, S. Ferreri. 71Junior class play “Boy Wanted” On November 16 and 17, 1961, under the competent direction of Miss Alice Hoye, the Junior Class presented the hilarious comedy Boy Wanted. Nancy Hill, played by Gloria Zanter, was valedictorian of the graduating class of a girls’ boarding school. She had waited until the night before commencement to write her valedictory speech because she had tried to bring her separated parents, played by Meredith McGuire and Jim Walters, hack together again. Her dateless, senior roommate, Cynthia, played by Judy Martin, and pretty, mixed-up Adele, played by Carmel Shelton, interfered with her work. Home-Ec. teacher Miss Frances, Roselyn Tresso, tried to persuade President Drake, Don Toler, that the kind housemother, Pam White, was t(X) lax with the girls and should be discharged. The girls in the boarding school had unexpected visi- tors: 1 larold Rollins, Spunky Patton, and his friend Fred, Dennis Coleman. They were running away from home. When they were chased by Mr. Flynn, the math teacher, Jerry Wyatt, because he caught them stealing two horses, the boys climbed through the window and hid in Nancy’s room. To add to the confusion, Rodney, Skip Witunski, saw the boys enter the girls’ room. I le then decided to break his engagement to Adele! The girls, however, befriended the boys and hid them in a closet. Being curious, classmates Doris, Marilyn Moore, and Margaret, Betsy Simmons, made the task of hiding the boys a very difficult one. The arrival of Mr. and M rs. Hill, Rosemary Reynolds and Lloyd Downs, fur ther complicated matters. 1 hus began one of the zaniest comedies ever produced at FCI IS. M. Moore, R. Tresso, S. Patton, G. Zanter, B. Simmons, D. Coleman, J. Martin, P. White, D. Toler, J. Wyatt, M. McGuire, J. Walters, R. Reynolds, L. Downs, C. Shelton, and S. Witunski comprise the delightful cast that presented the hilarious comedy 'Boy Wanted. ' Judy Martin and Gloria Zanter pause to observe and sympathize with Spunky Patton who has a sprained ankle. Professor Drake, Don Toler, catches Fred, Dennis Coleman; Harold, Spunky Potton,- and Rodney, Skip Witunski, shaving in the girls’ dormitory. r oow r mo I tnc h W Al s Bottom Row: R Williams—Dr. Harper; J. Delap—Aunt Abby; B. Curry—Aunt Martha; R. Covert—Dr. Einstein; B. Whittington— Mr. Klien; and T. Jackson—Johnathan. Second Row.- C. Paternal Elaine; T. Warren—Mortimer; J. Harriss—Mr. Gibbs; J. Harrum— Mr. Whiterspoon; J. McHoney—Teddy; G. Rumsey—It. Rooney; D. Graskewicz—Sgt. Brophy; and D. Saunders—Officer O'Hara. The sinister nephew Jonathan prepares to assist his unusual friend. Dr. Einstein, to operate on unfortunate Mortimer. Aunt Abby and Aunt Martha, two sweet but somewhat poisonous old ladies, are having tea (not wine) with their nephew Teddy. Senior class play -- “Arsenic and Old Lace” Arsenic and Old Lace opened with a scene from the household of the two sweet old Brewster sisters. Aunt Abby—Judy DeLap and Aunt Martha—Beverly Curry. While their nephew Mortimer—Terry Warren—a handsome young drama critic was visiting them, he discovered a dead body in the window seat. When he tried gently to tell his aunts, he was shocked to find that they knew all about Mr. 1 loskins—that he was one of “their gentlemen." Mortimer was even more startled when his aunts nonchalantly informed him that they had eleven other gentlemen buried in the cellar! When nephew Johnathan, Tommy Jackson, arrived accompanied by his odd friend. Dr. 1 Ierman Einstein, Bob Cov- ert, and by their “cold" companion, Mr. Spenalzo, he thought the Brewster house would make an ideal place to change his face and would make a peaceful hideout from the police. Nephew Teddy, Joe David Mcl lanev, who thought himself to be Theodore Roosevelt and went charging up San Juan I (ill (the stairs) or dashing down to the Panama Canal (the cellar), changed his mind. As the play ended, Mortimer was planning to lx? married to Elaine; Martha and Abby were preparing to go to Happy Dale Sanitarium; Dr. Einstein had slipped out. As the police were taking Johnathan away, he reminded his aunts that the score stood even, 12-12! Then the aunts smiled gleefullv at Mr. Whitherspoon. 73Bottom row. B. Roberts, M. Killion, L. Combs, D. Overturf, C. Summers. Row 2: Miss Hoye, M. Hengst, D. Toler, C. Paternal, S. Green, G. Zanter, A. Mitchell, S. Wright. Row 3: C. Walker, C. Shelton, K. Stroke, R. Lewis, A. Burke, S. Sweet, D. Stufflebean, L. Sparks, S. Young, D. Coleman. Row 4: T. Jackson, J. Terry, J. Webb, J. McHaney, S. Patton, S. Witunski, T. Warren, B. Moak, B. Whittington, S. Ahlm. All the world's a stage . • • National Thespians S. Wright, S. Ahlm, J. Webb, S. Young, D. Toler, M. Hengst, T. Jackson, T. Warren, R. Lewis, P. Snyder, S. Green, B. Moake, and J. Terry comprise the cast that produced the dramatic presentation, 'Death Takes a Holiday,” which was sponsored by the Speech Department. The purpose of the National Thespians is to awake an interest in the dramatic arts, to develop skill in acting, and to acquire proficiency in staging productions. Membership is open to students who have spoken at least seventy lines in a play or have worked on the production of a play. I he members of the National Thespians Cluh reveal their talents in many ways throughout the year. They produce and participate in many plays and activities. Annually the cluh enters some of its members in the state speech contest, and usually there are many successful results. This year they plan to attend the National I hespian Dramatic Arts Conference, which meets even’ two years on the campus of Indiana University. To qualify for attendence at the conference, cluh members must acquire a certain number of points. These points are given for regularity in attendance at meetings, work in club activities, and work at concessions at one of the ball games. 1 his project helps to finance the trip. Miss Alice Hoye sponsors this club. Officers are: president, Charlene Paternal; vice-president, Don Toler; secretary, Susan Green; and treasurer, Gloria Zanter. 74The Future Farmers of America are clubs of boys who work toward achieving certain goals in farming. Some of their recreational activities include: basketball, softball, camping trips, hay rides, field trips, and skating parties. Other activities include: giving assembly programs, giving an annual donation to the Salvation Army, making trash barrels so the students will have some place to throw their waste paper, and participating in judging contests with chapters from other schools. 1 he club’s big event this year was sending three delegates to the Future Farmers of America Convention in Kansas Citv, Missouri. The members who attended were: Albert Kern, Tom Julian, and Phillip Snyder. While in Kansas City they visited the livestock pens, and they witnessed the election of national FFA officers. The boys were accompanied by their agriculture instructor, Mr. Ronald Smith. The FCI1S chapter officers are: Albert Kern, president; Van Julian, treasurer; Charles Hubbard, secretary; Gilbert Carrol, reporter; and Ken Swalls, sentinel. Phillip Snyder, Albert Kern, ond Tom Julion observe the activities at the nation's largest stockyard, in Kansas City, Missouri. During their tour, which is unprecedented in the history of the FCHS chapter, the boys’ interest is captivated by the workers as they handle the cattle in the pens. Seeing these prime beeves added greatly to the interest and enjoyment of the boys' trip. The tap roots of agriculture in education FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA Bottom Row: V. Julian, C. Hubbard. T. Julian, A. Kern, G. Carrell, Broy, D. Morrs, L. Murphy, M. Urban, C. Scotta, t. Morrs. Row 4 K. Swalls. Row 2: Mr. Smith, B. Orr, B. Huff, J. Campbell, P. S. Culpepper, T. Weaver, D. Broy, B. Levant., W. Chrostoski, N. Snyder, R. Burns, T. Tevdovich, M. Spence, A. Sloan. Row 3: R. King.Bottom Row: Mr. Yuhas, J. Davis, B. Gilula, B. Brown, J. Hayes, D. Melvin. Row 3: J. Kaiser, D. Higgerson, S. Witunski, L. Wolfe, S. Corn, J. Walters, B. Cot!er. Row 2: F. Donini, A. Kernosky, J. S. Patton, M. Penrod, V. Dotson, T. Warren. Odum, R. Hendrix, J. Sola, J. Burke, T. Coleman, B. Whittington, Tomorrow’s leaders combat complacency KEY CLUB Club off cers B. Brown, J. Hayes, J. Davis, B. Gilula, second row-. J. Walters, S. Corn, B. Cotter, and J. Odum proudly display the banner which the club purchased with funds earned by selling candy. The purpose of the Kiwanis-sponsored Key Club is one of sparking leadership ability in high school students. Its motto of We Build and the 1961-62 theme of Combat Complacency exemplify its aim to develop better citizenship and better leadership for a better world. At this years meetings, held in room 213 at 7:30 on Wednesday evenings, the members made plans for their many worthwhile activities. They included the Turkey-Day programs, the school Christmas tree in the lower hall, participation in the Kiwanis Kids’ Day, inter-club meetings with other schools, and the Annual Variety Show. At the National Key Club Convention held in Philadelphia, John Paul Davis was elected an International I rustee; and, for the second year in a row, Bemie Gilula was elected to an Illinois and Eastern Iowa District office. I his year he held the position of secretary. All the members strive to make this club one of which the whole school is proud. The club officers are: president, Jim Hayes; vice-president, Bob Brown; secretary, Steve Corn; treasurer, Bernie Gilula; and historian, Bill Cotter. Mr. Ernie Yuhas is the sponsor. 76I li-Y is a national YMCA club for high school boys. Members join the club seeking friendship, adventure, recreation, and inspiration. They seek to make life better for themselves, for their friends, and for their community. Mr. Jerry Summers, the adult advisor, helps members select goals for positive personal and group living. They try to make their goals realistic and, at the same time, in harmony with the national lli-Y purpose. During the year, the lli-Y at FCMS has been involved in a number of helpful and enjoyable activities. The fall recreational activity was a hay ride—a success for members and dates. Other activities included a car wash, a bus trip to the Marion-Frankfort football game, and a contribution to World Service. Officers of the club are: president, Bill Whittington; secretary-treasurer, Bruce Soulsby; and chaplain, Jim I larriss, all of whom worked hard for the club. Membership in I li-Y is open to all boys of senior high school age who understand, accept, and support the lli-Y purpose “to create, maintain, and extend throughout the home, school, and community, high standards of Christian character." As Mr. Jerry Summers, Hi-Y sponsor, works patiently at scheduling a very popular club project, J. Harriss, D. Hindman, and R. White each eagerly points to the specific position he himself wants. Clean speech, sportmanship, and scholarship hi-y Bottom Row: Mr. Summers, F. Scobby, B. York, B. Whittington, L. Wolfe, B. Speegle, J. Harris. Row 2: J. Bertetti, L. Lear, L. Sinks, A. McReaken, B. Soulsby, D. Broy, R. Nanni, D. Rodden, F. Bayer, J. Britton, G. Chismar. Row 3. D. Morris, B. Wright, B. Bonucchi, T. Coleman, J. Burke, K. King, D. Melvin, J. Wagner. Row 4: P. Pritchard, D. Hindman, K. Morris, R. Neibch, D. Hutchcraft, S. Tigner, R. Quarrels, J. Turner.Bottom Row: $. Swinkunas, S. Belbas, P. Dorris, M. Levanti, M Wall, M. Killion, K. Nolen, J. Taylor, C. McCoy, M. Nicholson Row 2: J. Tabor, D. Smothers, I. Sparks, R. Thorpe, M. Kehr, J Willmore, J. Odum, J. Dailey, D. Stufflebean, D. Ramsey, D Moore, L. Carlisle, S. Warren, J. Woods. Row 3. K. Stations, M White, J. Karnes, K. Kimberlin, L. Nolen, S. Browning, M. Rau bach, P. Meredith, D. Dillard, K. Shannon, J. McDonald, J. Pat Acquiring the shills and After being elected secretary of the Youth Senate at the Pre-Legislative conference, Tri-Hi-Y president Janie Willmore beams happily as she receives congratulations from Mr. John D. Fisher. ton, C. Overturf, S. Zalensky, D. Rice, D. Lamb. Row 4. J. Avery, D. Newton, J. Ezell, B. Rivara, D. Overturf, A. Burke, G. Groves, S. Sankus, J. Annis, S. Williams, J. Sipes, S. Thompson, D. Rice. Row 5: J. Sipes, N. Cowsert, J. Avery, J. Warren, R. Racey, C. Litsch, A. Turner, B. Martin, G. Gossett, C. Mundy, M. Woods, S. Higgins, B. Downs. ha bit s necessary In the fall of 1927, the Tri-IIi-Y Cluh was organized, as the Blue Triangles, by Miss Robertson and Miss Mc-Narv. It became Girl Reserves in 1928 when it was granted a charter by the YWCA. That year Miss Carolyn Helming replaced Miss McNary as sponsor. Early in 1929, Miss Alice Grant replaced Miss Robertson, who left FCI IS. Miss Grant and Miss Helming were co-sponsors until 1943 when Miss Helming left FCIIS. Miss Grant continued as sponsor until 1961 when she was replaced hy the present sponsor, Mrs. Fiori. The Girl Reserves became Y-Teens and retained this name until 1954 when it became affiliated with the YMCA and took the name of Tri-Jli-Y. It has each vear since 1957 been designated as a State Honor Club, being the only cluh in the State to win this honor consecutively for five years. The club officers are: president, J. Willmore; vice-president, M. Kehr; corr. sec’y, D. McReaken; rec. sec’y. Sue Coleman; chaplain, J. Odum; and sponsor, Mrs. Danny Fiori. 78for effectiveness as participating citizens Bottom Row: J. Pctkas, K. Grissom, C. Cremer, B. Pousher, S. Finazzo, M. Hengst, J. Foder, K. Lamb, R. Tresso, T. Jones, M. Dean. Row 2: B. Sabolo, N. Burnett, S. Brock, B. Roberts, D. McReaken, S. Coleman, M. Moore, S. Wright, C. Henley, S. Pitchford, B. Walker, D. Martin, M. Jordan, N. Beers, M. Orlowski. Row 3; C. Paternal, K. Whitt, S. McKemie, S. Ferreri, C. Shelton, D. Howe, P. Gray, G. Zonter, S. Mclaskey, C. Young, M. McGuire, J. Martin, P. Seagle, J. Gipson, J. Casey, K. Straka, V. Dillon, S. Green, P. Talford. Row 4: I. Rotramcl, M. Mrla, B. Zortz, M. Schafer, C. lampley, D. Pearson, D. Gray, P. Colvin, C. Milligan, A. Mitchell, M. Britton, C. Gautreaux, C. Coffey, D. McCurdy, J. Dasher, T. Dugger, Mrs. Fiori. Row 5: P. Wade, S. Willmore, P. Van Eckhout, S. Young, R. Lewis, P. Simpson, C. Koehl, V. Lampa, B. Simmons, V. Lavish, R. Reynolds, J. Guminski, C. Semple, S. Ahlm, J. Gautreaux, M. Lamont. The Tri-Ili-Y Club has many activities throughout the year. Traditionally, in September the club holds a tea for all girls new in FC1 IS. The purpose is to help the girls get better acquainted with one another and with FCI IS. In an atmosphere of reverence during a beautiful candle-light ceremony, a formal initiation for all new members is held in October. This year’s Tri-f li-Y Club won first place in the I lomecoming parade with a float that depicted a huge chicken laying footballs. Its caption was: Our Red Bird Is jxyin for ‘cut. The Tri I li Y Club has become well known for its Christmas project. Lonely Old People. The girls prepare and deliver baskets of homemade g(x)dies to lonelv elderly people and also sing carols to them. The Tri-Hi-Y Club participated in the YMCA’s Youth and Government Program. In the February Prelegislative conference, Janie Willmore was elected secretary of the Youth Senate. Probably the event which Tri-Ili-Y girls look forward to most eagerly »s the formal dance. This year the theme was “Fascination.” The Mother-Daughter-Senior-Farewell Banquet in May honored the mothers, and seniors. M. Kehr, J. Odum, and J. Willmore are holding the ribbon that Governor Kerner will cut during the dedication ceremony opening the four-lane section of Route 37 through West Frankfort. 79F.H.A. members J. Kern, P. Monaghan, F. Craig, J. Petkas energetically decorate an evergreen, striving to make Christmas a very enjoyable time for the old folks at Peacock’s Nursing Home. I he Future I lomemakcrs of America is a girls’ organization designed to promote a growing appreciation of the joys and satisfactions of homemaking. Other goals are to emphasize worthy home membership, creative leadership, and an interest in home economics. F.H.A. enjoys many activities throughout the year. Among these are decorating Christmas trees at nursing homes, planting rose hushes in the front of the school, holding a formal initiation in January, and having a Mother-Daughter Bancjuet in May. All members attend the Fall Hally held every year, and one delegate goes to F.l I.A. Camp at Bloomington. This year the FC1 IS Future I lomemakers will he hostesses to the leadership training meeting for new' officers of the area. MIA officers arc: president, Jane Tabor; vice-president, Ruth Racey; secretary, Dorothy Barr; treasurer, Sharon Stew'art; historian, Judy Petkas; parliamentarian, Patty Seagle; public relation chairman, Virginia Lavish; chairman of projects, Donna Pearson; and chairman of recreation, Roselyn Trcsso. Chapter mothers are Mrs. Harley Tabor and Mrs. George Racey. Mrs. Robert I Icdlcy is club sponsor. We FUTURE move toward new horizons HOMEMAKERS in homemak in i Bottom row: J. Kern, A. Mitchell, D. Lamb, M. levanti, K. Lamb, F. Craig, M. Marks. Row 2: R. Racey, J. Tabor, P. Seagle, D. Pearson, R. Tresso, D. Barr, S. Stewart, J. Petkas, V. Lavish, M. White. Row 3: F. Darby, J. Daily, K. Stations, J. Stipes, A. Burke, P. McDonald, S. Zalensky, M. Nicholson, D. Smothers, S. Williams, J. McClerren, L. Shelton, J. Odum. Row 4: D. Howe, M. Mitchell, J. Woods, G. Groves, S. Sailliez, J. Sipes, S. Miller, S. Melvin, S. Higgins, B. McGhee, M. McGuire. Row 5: P. Talford, J. Stipes, J. Anderson, P. Merideth, D. Moore, S. Evans, C. Gautreaux, V. Simpson, C. Missovoge, S. Thompson, Mrs. Hedley. Row 6: K. Jones, C. Jennings, F. Miller, C. Litsch, B. Franklin, S. Swinkunas, S. Warren, L. Dosset, J. Taylor, B. Jackson, J. Smith.Bottom row: C. Russell, T. Henson, B. Gilula, J. Davis, J. Delap, S. Ferreri, J. Hayes, J. Odum. Row 2: J. Odum, C. Litsch, J. Manion, D. lamb, M. McGuire, S. Browning, K. Stallions, J. McDonald, B. Walker, S. Green. Row 3: S. Ahlm, J. Sola, P. Lambert, P. Sipes, B. Barr, M. Zimbleman, S. Corn, N. Cowsert, B. Rivara. Row 4: F. Scobby, C. Jent, S. Patton, T. Warren, I. Wolfe, D. Higgerson, Miss Pyatt. Assistants to the school admi n istration The Student Council this year proved to be a most active one. It developed a new method of election for the I lome-coming Court, making the representation of each class in the Court more accurate. Teens for United Fund was cradled by the Council. FCI IS students in their opportunity to contribute gave over $100 to the Fund. To help further school spirit, the Council sponsored its third annual “402 Club”, giving gift certificates as prizes this year. Preceding this venture, a “Blue Monday project was initiated, and the spirit of togetherness carried over into the “402 Club” project. The council’s second annual Student Government and Dress-up Day again proved successful. On one day during American Education Week, the students taught the classes and assumed the administrative offices in FCI IS. The Council—active and progressive—represents West Frankfort of today. The club officers arc: president, John Davis; vice-president, Bernie Cilula; secretary, Judy DeLap; and treasurer, Susan Ferreri. The sponsor is Miss Pyatt. Newly elected student council members receive instructions from the president and sponsor. Bottom row: J. Davis, Miss Pyatt, J. Reynolds. Row 2: J. Burke, P. Wade, K. Crowell, and J. Biggs. 81Bottom row. M. Schmidt, J. Manion, D. McReaken, V. Berto, K. Whitt, J. Willmore, J. Delap, D. Newton. Row 2: M. Schaefer, D. Pearson, J. Martin, I. Jones, H. Spence, S. Pitchford, I. Myers, K. Crowell, R. lewis, B. Sabolo, C. Semple, Mrs. Riva. Row 3: K. Stroke, S. Wright, C. Paternal, B. Walker, J. Wolfe, K. Grissom, A. Taylor, D. Gray, J. Roe, P. Seagle, K. lamb, S. Finazzo, J. Giles, R. Tresso, N. Castagna, J. Foder. Row 4: D. Martin, S. Coleman, C. Shelton, M. Orlowski, S. Willmore, C. Milligan, J. Martin, N. Beers, M. Jordan, C. Henley, A. Mitchell, J. Warren, S. Mclasky, M. McGuire, J. Cowsert. Row 5: J. Gautreaux, D. Barr, J. Craig, S. Burba, G. Zanter, S. Brock, P. Mitchell, J. Ezell, K. Jones, J. Evans, M. Hengst, V. lavish, V. Lampa, B. Simmons, J. Guminski, S. Ahlm, B. Roberts, D. McCurdy, J. Dasher. We've traveled many miles9 have gone through Red Peppers Interested onlookers. Red Pepper officers K. Crowell, R. lewis, H. Spence, L. Myers, and S. Pitchford look and listen atten-itvley as Mrs. Riva shows them the new Red Bird sweat shirts. Selling these was one of the money-making projects of the club. “Go get them, you Red Birds! Go get them!” This chant is the theme of the best pep squad in the South Seven—our own Red Peppers! By cheering for the team at pep sessions and the games, they help to promote school spirit. Membership is open to any girl attending FCHS. Among its activities for this year were the club-sponsored bus to all of the out-of-town games and a lengthy trip at the end of the year. Only the thirty girls who had the highest number of points were eligible to take this annual spring trip. Points were earned for attending club meetings, bringing candy for candy sales, attending the games wearing the club outfit, working at concessoins, and selling sweat shirts. In the Homecoming Parade, the club entered a float entitled We’ve Got ’em on the Go. Officers of the club are: president, Linda Mvers; vice-president, Kendra Crowell; secretary, I lenrietta Spence; treasurer, Sherry Pitchford; and recorder, Ruth Lewis. The peppy, hard working sponsor is Mrs. Riva. 82Bottom row: G. Frazier, C. Lampley, J. Woods, M. Levanti, P. Wade, S. Green, P. Gray, D. Moore. Row 2: S. Swinkunas, N. Cowsert, L. Rotramel, K. Kimberlin, K. Nolen, B. Martin, M. Chom-ness, M. Mrla, M. Moore, N. Burnett, S. Ferreri, K. Stalions, B. Rivara. Row 3: D. Overturf, M. Mitchell, D. Dillard, J. Dailey, F. Darby, M. Wall, C. Cremer, J. Petkas, S. Stewart, J. Bartoni, J. Gipson, J. McDonald, D. Smothers, J. Hendrix, C. Overturf. Row 4: D. Stufflebean, J. Anderson, P. Van Zandt, B. Jackson, • Thomas, L. Carlisle, J. Smith, C. Koehl, M. Killion, S. Nichols, Bost, D. Ramsay, P. Meredith, S. Warren, J. Taylor, S. Thompson. Row 5: C. Moore, S. Belbas, A. Burke, S. Young, B. Water ' Thorp, P. Van Eckhout, A. Missavage, C. Litsch, C. Sukoski, $. Sweet, J. Reach, V. Simpson, J. Patton, L. Nolen, S. Browning, AA. Nicholson, S. Zalensky. ice and snow to see our plucky Redbirds go! The cold wind whips across our faces and legs and the icy rain pelts us, but we are there! We are at all the football games screaming, until our voices are gone, for our Redbirds to make those yards. We go through ice and snow and sleet to watch our Redbirds at the basketball games. Sometimes we watch elated; sometimes, tense; sometimes with our eyes closed in prayer; but always we are there to cheer our team on to victory. Each year the top ten members of the Red Peppers are awarded letters as rewards for their work during the year. To receive a letter, a girl must hove earned points by selling candy and sweat shirts, working at concessions, and attending meetings. The girls receiving letters this year were: S. Belbas, L. Myers, L. Carlisle, M. Orlowski, S. Coleman, C. Paternal, S. Swinkunas, A. Mitchell, B. Martin, and H. Spence. % % % %40»1 L IS i r I f %r t % — a ?wBottom row: A. Mitchell, K. lamb, M. Hengst, J. Petkas, K. Grissom, V. Lavish. Row 2: J. Tabor, D. Lamb, M. Kehr, J. Delap, D. Me Reaken, S. Ferreri, J. Manion, V. Dillon, D. Grosco. Row 3: C. Paternal, B. Walker, J. Wolfe, N. Beers, S. Stewart, P. Seagle, J. Roe, K. Straka, I. Rotramel, P. Gray, C. Lampley, S. Finazzo, G. Zanter. Row 4: P. Talford, S. Wright, S. Green, D. Pearson, M. Jordan, M. Orlowski, K. Jones, J. Guminski, S. Young, M. McGuire. Row 5: J. Avery, M. Woods, S. Ahlm, R. Lewis, M. Schafer, B. Simmons, V. Lampa, R. Racey, S. Coleman, J. Martin, P. Wade. Girls who follow the points of o star SUB DEB Choosing club pins is an event that requires the very concentrated attention of M. Kehr, D. McReaken, J. Manion, J. DeLap, Miss Grosco, and S. Ferreri. The purpose of the Sub Deb Club is to help its members to improve themselves mentally and physically while fulfilling the five club aims, which are personality, scholarship, leadership, poise, and good-grooming. In 1938. Mrs. Anna Launius, an FCHS English teacher, organized the Sub Deb Club, and in 1939 Mrs. Wolfe became assistant sponsor. Following the death of Mrs. Launius in 1940, Mrs. Wolfe continued as sponsor, being assisted during the years 1944-47 by Mrs. Ruth Morgan. Following their resignations in 1947, the club was then sponsored by Mrs. Namcth, Miss Barra. Mrs. Aiken, Mrs. Janes, and now by Miss Grosco. Some of the Club’s activities this year were the formal and the inlormal initiations, the I lomecoming mum sale, the I lomecoming float entitled “Let’s Pop ’Em,” a Christmas gift to a worthy high school boy and girl, and the Mother-Daughter Banquet. The club officers are: president. Judy DeLap; vice-president. Mary Sue Kehr; secretary. Susan Ferreri; treasurer, Jo Lynda Manion; and chaplain, Darlene McReaken. Miss Grosco is the hard-working sponsor.The main purposes of the Future Teachers of America Club are to acquaint students with the field of teaching and to help them to develop the qualities of a good teacher. The FI A Club of FCHS can boast of a very profitable year. Members held an impressive dinner and formal initiation, at which Rajah Reddi of India was the guest speaker. They attended the interesting and enjoyable Region VI workshop in Sparta. They worked hard — but had a terrific time — building a float for the Homecoming Parade and were thrilled to win second place with their entry. One night during the Christmas season they took hot chocolate, cake, and gifts to the Children’s Home in Hurst-Bush. They had a wonderful time playing games, watching films, and talking with the children. Most members agree that this party was the most heart-warming of their activities. Club officers are: Bob Covert, president; Joe David McHaney, vice-president; I lenrietta Spence, secretary; Joan Avery, treasurer; and Beverly Curry, publicity. M rs. Wolfe is the very competent sponsor. New members Shield Bclbos, Frances Craig, Sandra Nichols, and Lulu Craig look on os Publicity Officer Beverly Curry explains workshop plans to new members Donna Pearson, Sandra Thompson, and Sandra Nichols. Teaching-key to community life and world peace Bottom row: C. lamkin, J. Avery, R. Covert, H. Spence, Mrs. Wolfe. Row 2: J. Tabor, B. Zortz, M. Hengst, J. McHaney, M. Dean, J. Willmore.S. Patton seems pretty well satisfied with the food and his willing slave, S. Browning. Sherry was one of the many slaves who got lost while searching for food for their royal masters. The purpose of the Foreign Language Club is to create an interest in other countries and to promote an understanding of them through a study of their languages. It takes a lot of time and energy to learn the declensions of Latin nouns and the forms of French and Spanish irregular verbs; but learning them is essential to mastery of the language, and the satisfaction of knowing another language far exceeds the work required to gain proficiency in it. In this present-day world, whose size is continually shrinking because of modern transportation, it is becoming increasingly important to know a language ether than our own. Trade with other countries makes such knowledge necessary, and travel in other countries makes such knowledge very convenient. Being able to speak another language gives us much personal enjoyment and allows us to serve as unofficial ambassadors of good will for our own country. Studying foreign languages, then, is patriotic! The officers of the club are: president, Gary Rumsey; vice-president, Fred Donini; secretary, Mary Jordan; and treasurer, Meredith McGuire. The loyal and faithful sponsors are Mrs. Fiori and Mr. Businaro. Our study of foreign languages enables us to FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLUB Bottom row: C. Summers, J. Gautreoux, B. Zortz, C. Moore, V. Summers, P. Colvin, J Guminski. Row 2: C. Stilley, C. Lampkin, J. Odum, J. Kaiser, G. Rumsey, B. Speegle, S. Patton, L. Downs, J. Kinney. Row 3: J. Delap, F. Donini, T. Kernoski, B. Cotter, J. Herron, P. Lawrence, R. Clover, R. Odle, M. Drumsta, R. Harper, T. Pitchford, D. Nicholas. Row 4: Mr. Businaro, P. White, P. Capps, D. Toler, R. Hendrix, J. Webb, J. Kolesar, R. Karroll. Row 5: R. Dean, F. Fenter, R. Covert, V. Dotson, D. Abner, B. Gilula, T. Henson, B. York, M. Mitchell, D. Gelso, B. Toth.Bottom row: V. Lavish, J. Petkos, C. Henley, K. Grissom, $. Fi-nazzo, D. McReaken, A. Taylor. Row 2: S. Ahlm, J. Wolfe, B. Walker, D. Martin, M. Jordan, J. Foder, T. Jones, L. Jones, S. Wright, S. Young. Row 3: J. Roe, S. Pitchford, P. Gray, M. McGuire, D. Gray, R. Lewis, D. McCurdy, S. Toth, K. Straka, S. Brown, Mrs. Fiori. Row 4: C. Lampley, S. Green, M. Orlowski, P. Wade, S. Nichols, R. Reynolds, M. Schafer, C. Koehl, B. Roberts, C. Cremer, S. Coleman, M. Dean, J. Dasher, M. Lamont, M. Moore, T. Thomas. communicate with people of other countries The splendor of ancient Rome was revived in 1962 at the annual Roman Banquet, which was supposedly held in the home of Caesar and his wife, Calpurnia—otherwise known as Terry Pitchford and Sandra Toth. With the first year Latin students as their slaves, the rest of the Latin and French students took the parts of Roman dignitaries and gods. After a dignified processional, the highlight of the evening, a sacrifice, was held. Then the feast began. Included on the menu were such dishes as roast beef, turkey, ham, chicken, rabbit, many fruits, and other delicacies. During the dinner, entertainment was provided by talented students. The Roman Banquet was very educational. 1 hrough preparing for it, much was learned about ancient Rome. The various committees, under the leadership of Co-chairmen Meredith McGuire and Jo Ellen Roc, worked hard to find information about Roman clothes and customs, food and fashions. In this wav the students added to their knowledge as well as added to their memories. J. Kaiser, F. Donini, F. Kernosky, S. Young, J. Swafford are shown here seriously trying to make a sacrifice to the god Jupiter. Will the great Jupiter be pleased with such a sacrifice? 87Knowledge is poiver! LIBRARY HELPERS Bottom Row: H. Casey, K. Straka, T .Trogu, J. Hafley. Row 2: S. Willmore, J. Chance, M. Martino, Mrs. Boner. Bottom Row.- B. Bonucchi, M. Christian, K. Smothers, T. Tedovich, M. Dean, M. Baker, S. Williams. Row 2: S. Stipes, G. Mays, K. Filkins, C. Boozer, B. Pousher, S. Moore, D. Dillard, J. Poole, M. McGuire, S. Thompson. Row 3: W. Summers, K. McCoy, D. Biggs, S. Miller, H. Dawson, L. Carlisle, K. Shannon, J. Roe. Row 4: T. Freeman, J. Stipes, R. Broy, I. Marrs, L. Dawson, J. Wyatt, D. Marrs, W. Wilmore, B. Wright, N. Williams, D. Collins. Comfort the inner man! CAFETERIA CLUB An educated person is not one who clutters up his mind with unrelated facts but is one who knows how to find the information he needs. These library helpers, with the guidance of Mrs. Boner, the school librarian, cheerfully help students to find needed information. The cafeteria is a great asset to FCHS. The Cafeteria Club, functioning to keep the student workers interested, has an annual hay ride, chili supper, sock hop, and a trip to St. Louis. The officers are: president, K. Smothers; vice-president, T. Tedovich; and secretary, R. Reynolds. Sponsor Mrs. Jennie Roe died January 13. 88Watch your technique! ART CLUB Bottom Row: F. Fenter, S. Podbielski, D. Thompson, M. Jordan, N. Beers. Row 2: Mrs. Lee, B. Mosley, J. Taylor, D. Arview, M. Le-vanti, S. Thompson, L. Sparks, J. Swofford. Row 3: J. Chlsmar, M. Miskowsky, R. Hemphill, D. Lampkin, D. Turner, D. Ramsey, J. Stipes, R. Thorpe. The Art Club, sponsored by Mrs. Zctta Lee, was organized in 1955 by art instructor Marvin Mullinex. Activities include sketching trips and a trip to the St. Louis Art Museum. Club officers are: president, Steve Pod-biclski; vice-president, Farley Fenter; secretary-treasurer, Diana Thompson. Bottom Row: C. Tevdovich, S. Norovich, S. Evans, D. Barr, J. Tabor, P. Seagle. Row 2: Mrs. Medlin, M. Hoppers, J. Warren, J. Evans, L. Sanders, P. Kelley, M. Niana, Mrs. Williams. Row 3: C. Frazier, J. Avery, R. Racey, K. Crowell, S. Blake, N. McNeil. OFFICE WORKERS May I help you? The eighteen girls who help in the office arc usually chosen from the girls enrolled in the senior business classes. In addition to giving much needed aid to the office staff, these girls themselves receive valuable training and experience. 89Pick up that spare, Mack! Bowling Club Bottom row: K. Darnell, M. White, D. Coleman, J. Delap, D. Melvin, D. Hubbard, L Cra g, D. Rodden, B. Mohring, D. Lentz. Row 2: T. Julian, E. Gunter, M. Zimbleman, A. Kern, V. lampa, D. Biggs, R. Smith, M. Barnard, I. Gardner, M. Dragovich, D. Spiller. R. Dean. The bowling club consists of students who are interested in learning how to improve their bowling. The six teams are as follows: Milk Maids, Black Jacks, Slow Boilers, Tornadoes, Untouchables, and Dinosaurs. They compete with other schools as well as among themselves. Bottom row: Mr. Green, V. Doty, B. Willmore, B. Hindman, B. Brown. B. Speegle, G. Rumsey. Row 2: D. Brock, T. Moake, J. Sola, D. Gelso, B, Gilula, C. Jent, K. Heyder, J. Kaiser, J. Adams. J. Hayes. Row 3: B. Barr, D. Hutchcraft, R. Bedokis, T. Seddon, J. Kinney, L. Downs, M. McLain, P. Sipes, Mr. Yuhas. It is with a great deal of pride that an athlete becomes eligible for membership in the F Club, which is an honorary organization consisting of athletes who have previously won a letter in one or more of the major sports. F Club The hoys who wear the big F 90On my scout honor — ! GIRL SCOUTS Bottom Row.- M. Orlowski, S. Young, M. lomont, J. Evans, R. Lewis, S. Coleman. Row 2: S. Green, B. Followed, J. Gipson, L. Myers. Row 3: N. McNeil, S. Ahlm, D. Barr. J. Weaver, P. Tal-ford. Bottom Row: R. Ruzich, G. Rumsey, T. Story, P. Lawrence, R. Bej-movicz, J. Baines, S. Williams. Row 2: J. Willard, P. Perry, K. Darnell, B. Williams, D. Masters, B. Mohring, S. Williams. Row 3: K. Griffith, B. Toth, L. Leeper, T. Mandrell, M. Dragovich, N. Leasck. FUTURE BUILDERS AND INDUSTRIALISTS Hands are for using Among the activities of Troupe No. 5 were a sock hop, a bake sale, and a cook-out. The officers are: junior and senior patrol leaders, S. Coleman and L. Myers; freshman and sophomore patrol leaders, S. Young and M. Orlowski; secretary, S. Ahlm; and treasurer, D. Barr. The purpose of the Future Builders and Industrialists is to help translate the creative ideas of the mind to the hands. Officers are: president, Paul Lawrence; vice-president, Gary Rumsey; secretary, John Baine; treasurer, Ruseell Bejmovicz; and sentinel, Terry Story. 91Success is sweet HONOR SOCIETY Bottom Row: C. Gautreaux, P. Talford, J. Avery, J. Willmore, D. Barr, R. Racy. Row 2: J. Odum, J. DeLap, L. Myers, C. Moore, J. Manion, J. Avery, M. Lamont. Row 3: Mr. Hastie, H. Spence, S. Corn, J. Hayes, J. Davis, T. Warren, B. Gilula, D. Gelso. Bottom Row: Mr. Summers, M. Lamont, B. Hendrix, J. Kinney, R. Ruzich. Row 2: B. Zortz, R. Craig, M. Dean, P. White, T. Jones, L. Craig, F. Fenter. Row 3: B. Moak, D. Abner, C. Lampkin, D. Higgerson, R. Williams, V. Dotson, B. Gilula, P. Stuthers, D. Toler. MATH CLUB Sortie figures can lie! The National I Ionor Society is made up of juniors and seniors whose scholastic standing is high. They are picked by the faculty on the basis of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Since the organization is purely honorary, there arc no officers and no activities. The sponsor is Mr. I Iastic. I he Math Club, a relatively new club, was organized by Mr. Jerry Summers while he was practice teaching at FCHS during the spring of 1961. The clubs officers are: president, Robert Hendrix; vice-president, John Warren Kinney; secretary-treasurer. Martha Lamont. 92Oh, nurse! Hold my hand! JUNIOR NURSING These girls serve their school in a very quiet way. During each hour of the school clay some member remains in the Nursing Room ready to give first aid to unfortunate students. Since it is not a club there are no officers. Miss Kolesar sponsors the group. Bottom Row: F. Miller, B. Franklin, M. Lackey, B. Followed. Row 2: D. Carr, D. Martin, F. Carr, D. Bost, M. Baker. Prospective movie managers PROJECTIONIST These are the boys who operate the projection machine for the visual education program. Most of them received training as projectionist in the eighth grade and were recommended for like jobs at the high school. Their schedules arc arranged so there is a projectionist for each hour of the school day. Bottom Row: A. Sloan, D. Conner, B. Huff, L. Murphy, J. Baine. Row 2: C. Humphrey, B. Wagner, D. Spider, R. Neibch. We’ll show you the way STUDENT PATROL The Student Patrol is composed of students whose responsibility it is to maintain order in the corridors during each hour of the school dav and to act as official hosts and hostesses for visitors. Members are chosen by Mr. Grosco, who sponsors the group. Bottom Row.- D. Masters, W. Masters, C. Jennings, J. Gipson, E. Ellis, C. Laurenti. Row 2: Mr. Grosco, T. Moake, B. Willmore, J. Wiswell, M. Penrod, J. Sola, M. Mitchell, T. Palasky. 93Then and Tio'W Vigorous physical exercise, whether in the clays of Frank’s Fort or today, has an almost irresistible attraction for young people— the boys having an urge to participate and the girls usually being content merely to applaud. At the time of Frank’s Fort, athletic events usually were those that showed the skill of the individual performer. Young men participated in breaking and racing horses, lifting and throwing weights, Indian wrestling, and gander-pullings. Today the young men usually show their prowess in some team sport.Bottom row: D. Brock, P. Sipes, C. Jent, B. Gilulo, B. Willmore, J. Hayes, J. Sola, D. Mitchell. Row 2: R. Hood, G. Rumsey, L. Downs, B. Speegle, D. Hutchcraft, T. Moake, B. Barr, D. Gelso, M. Mitchell, L. Martin. Row 3: E. Green, D, Wheeler, M. McLain, L. Wolfe, J. Kinney, J. Adams, K. Heyder, B. Hindman, V. Doty, B. Brown, R. Bedokis, G. Boyd, M. Pitchford, S. Patton, W. Williams, L. McDonald. Neither injuries nor Coach Green9is illness Here is evidence that the team is always ready and waiting to hit, and hit hard when down in score. We lost to Benton. 96Varsity cheerleaders J. DeLap, V. Bcrto, K. Whitt, J. Willmore, J. Manion, D. McReaken, M. Schmidt, and D. Newton devote about twelve hours per week to their cheerleading activities. Under the sponsorship of Mrs. Riva, they meet during the seventh hour each day. Varsity cheerleaders are chosen in the spring by a faculty committee and the senior varsity cheerleaders. Competition is open to any girl in school who has a 3.5 average and con perform a ca.twheel, a round-off, a flip, a split, and a tinsika. could stop our team W.F. FOOTBALL SCORES THEY 27 Carbondalc 21 39 Johnston City 0 7 Mt. Vernon 7 40 Marion 0 19 Murphysboro 7 38 Eldorado 7 32 I lerrin 12 19 I Iarrisburg 13 14 Centralia 18 6 Benton Conference Games 26 Misquoting Milton a bit, we believe that “they also sene” who sit and wait! For the same reason that an effective army cannot he made of generals alone, so a good football team must have its bench-warmers. They patiently wait for a chance to serve. Very interested onlookers are these concentrating hoys!A constellation of stouthearted athletes R. Bedokis B. Gilula C. Jent P. Sipes D. Brock J. Hayes T. Mooke B. Speegie B. Brown K. Heyder G. Rumsey B. Willmore J. Adams V. Doty B. Hindman J. SolaCoach Green in a regular skull-practice session proves his stated point: A good athlete needs brains as well as brawn Plucky pigskin warriors overcome obstacles The FCI IS football season was a well-rounded combination of everything needed to make a season a success. Everyone from coaches on the field to fans in the grandstands seemed to have that extra little something which went into the building of an outstanding team of battlers on the gridiron. This year, the Red Birds were fortunate to have back several of last year’s heroes. At the start of the season, sports fans were disappointed to hear that Bob Brown, quarterback, wouldn’t he able to play because of a back injury. Then, happily, a specialist gave Brown the O.K. During the first game there were no injuries, but good luck couldn’t last. Vernon Doty broke his collarbone; Bill Barr hurt his knee; Danny Wheeler broke his ankle; Rick Bedokis twisted his knee; and Spunky Patton hurt his wrist. Finally Coach Ed Green was hospitalized! Even this didn’t stop the Red Birds. They played their best no matter what. With all our wins we seemed to have a good chance of beating Benton on Thanksgiving Day—-but we lost 26-6. Football at FCI IS this year was filled with the excitement of winning, the lessons of losing, and the enjoyment of just being around to see the game. Freshman—Sophomore team—Bottom Row: G. Chismar, J. Ramsey, A. McReaken, D. Broy, T. Turner, J. Britton, T. Sweetin, L. Sinks, D. Sileven, B. Orr, J. Wall, J. Richerson, R. Nanni, T. Bow-yer. Row 2: E. Yuhas, S. Chrostoski, R. King, R. Kinney, L. Lear, R. Neibch, C. Valanski, R. Summers, D. Rodden, F. Donini, J. Swofford, R. McClintock, G. Carrell, L. Murphy. Row 3: J. Rey- nolds, D. Martin, T. Palasky, R. Sims, J. Wilkinson, M. Bonucchi, F. Scobby, J. Burke, R. Korroll, P. Quarrels, L. Murphy, F. Compa, D. Spurlin, C. Skuta, M. Christian, L. Fries, G. Karoski. Row 4: A. Grimes, K. King, D. Boyett, D. Hindman, S. Gilula, S. Tigner, J. Odum, J. Kaiser, J. Coleman, B. Williams, J. Bertetti, J. Warren, K. Morris, B. Murphy, B. Wagner, R. White, B. Mohring.Bottom Row: L. Marrs, J. Hayes, V. Doty, T. Moake, J. Solo, B. Oilula, R. Broy. Row 2: Mr. Williams, T. Seddon, D. Hotchcraft, B. Brown, S. Patton, R. Bedokis, J. Kinney, I. Downs, Mr. Green. A tic for second palcc in the South Seven Conference, a 14-9 won-lost record, second place in the Pyramid Tournament — this sounds pretty good for a team that was supposed “barely to break even this season.” Head Coach Ed Green had six seniors hack this year: Vernon Doty, Jimmy Hayes, John Sala, Bemic Gilula, 1 err r Moake and all-stater Boh Brown. The Birds won six of the first seven games and went into the Egyptian Holiday Tournament as a co-favorite. Then the Birds went into a slump and lost seven of their next eight games. Arch-rival Benton proved to he the turning point in the Birds season, for the Birds gave West Frankfort fans one of the greatest thrills of the season by defeating the fourth ranked Rangers. From that point on, the Birds won six of their last seven games, including two victories over Herrin. In one of the Herrin games, the Birds scored 103 points —to set a new conference record of points per game. Forwards Spunky Patton, Ted Seddon, and Rick Bedokis will lx? back next year to give the Birds a good starting lineup. The Birds have had their ups and downs, slumps and hot streaks — hut have always fought gallantly, have worn the West Frankfort jersey with great pride and have brought great honor to the jersev. got the stuff!” WE THEY 67 Christopher 58 86 Zeigler 54 52 Pinckncyville 71 51 Johnston City 45 62 1 larrisburg 45 59 Mt. Vernon 50 63 Murphysboro 25 55 Carmi 57 52 I larrisburg 72 68 Marion 80 59 Benton 77 73 Johnston City 66 57 Marion 71 51 I larrisburg 59 62 Benton 60 55 Mt. Vernon 51 103 Herrin 74 67 Marion 62 68 Carbon dale 64 50 Ccntralia 84 84 Johnston City 65 00 o I Icrrin 60 95 Galatia 67 45 Johnston City Conference games T ournament games 49 100A team with unprecedented achievements R. Bedokis B. Gilula I). Hutchcraft J. Sala B. Brown J. I Iayes J. Kinney T. Seddon V. Doty J. Herron T. Moake L. Marrs and ). Buoy, Mc;r. L. Downs D. J Iiggerson S. Patton Coach Green 101Present conqueror As Bob goes up, so docs the score! Bob Brown showed spectacular skill this season as he broke five scoring records—conference and school. Poised, ready to get the rebound in case Bob’s shot misses its mark is senior Jim I laves. 1 lowever, all efforts were fruitless for the Red Birds fell to the Marion Wildcats 68 to 80. To he eligible for the basketball and the track program, all athletes at FCI IS must have been a member, in good standing, of the cross country track squad or the football squad. To receive a varsity letter, a bov must be able to run the 1.9 mile course in under 11 minutes. 1 he four boys who did it this year are: A. Vaughn. T. Stophlet, D. Higgerson, and G. Owsley. In order to receive a freshman numeral, a boy must lx? able to run the 1.9 mile course in under 12 minutes. The freshmen boys w ho earned a numeral are: B. Soulsbv, P. Caldwell, and C. 1 lumphrey. West Frankfort’s cross-country squad placed eighth in the district in which 15 teams par ticipated. We They 30 - Thompsonvillc - - 30 27 - - Christopher - - 31 17 - - Carrier Mills - - 41 29 - Ashley - - 25Vi 37 - I lerrin - - 22 27 - - Anna - - 28 31 - Christopher - - 31 54 - - Galatia - - 69 Herrin - - 19 29 - Anna - - 29 Carterville 54 - Marion - - 21 Anna - - 64 72 - - Marion - - 29 Carrier Mills - - - 32 Galatia - - 104 Triangnalr Four Team Note In Cross Country the lowest number of points is the winning score. Bottom Row: P. Caldwell, A. Vaughn, J. Herron, N. Enrietto, T. Stophlet, D. Higgerson, L. Russell. Row 2: G. Owsley, J. Baine, J. Adkins, D. Sullivan, C. Humphrey, C. Russell, B. Soulsby. 102and future winners GOLF TEAM The golf team—at press time—has not yet seen action, hut it finished the 1961 season with an 8 win, 2 loss record. The team finished fifth in the Quincy tournament in a field of 20 teams and placed third in Pinck-neyvillc District Tournament. This was the third time in 21 years that the West Frankfort team did not win the district title. The lettermen of the 1961 team are Bob Brown, John Sala, Bernic Gilula, Jav Kaiser. J. Sola, B. Brown, B. Gilula, J. Koiser, M. Penrod, D. Higgerson, D. Rodden, D. Melvin. JUNIOR VARSITY The Junior Varsity serves as a very effective training school for the Varsity team. Boh Brown is a player who was promoted mid-season during his sophomore year and has since proved that his promotion was justified. Bottom Row: C. Russell, A. Vaughn, R. Quarrels, D. Hindman, T. Coleman, J. Burke. Row 2: G. Adkins, D. Boyett, S. Holloway, T. Palasky, F. Scabby, J. Reynolds, J. Kaiser, Mr. Williams. FRESHMAN TEAM Young in age and in experience, this group has the push and power to produce future champions. Bottom Row: Mgr. I. Fries, C. Russell, D. Boyett, D. Hindman, R. Quarrels, A. Vaughn. Row 2: C. Humphrey, D. Broy, L. Lear, J. Britton, J. Boyer, J. Ramsey, N. Enrietto, B. Williams. Row 3: Mr. Karoski, J. Wilkerson, K. Morse, P. Caldwell, E. Nelson, S. Tig-ner, T. Weaver, S. Gilula. 103Then and cb{oriv Advertising Much of the advertising in the days of Frank s Fort was of the word-of-mouth variety and involved only adults. Much of todays advertising is directed especially to teenagers, who see eye-catching billboards, TV commercials, and flamboyantly colored full-page magazine advertisements and hear witty radio commercials. They all enjoy the great variety of clever advertising created to interest and influence the buyer.Evert Norman Feed Store Purina Chows Farm Supplies Sanitation Products Custom Grinding and Mixing of Feeds SEEDS— FERTILIERS— GARDEN SEEDS— Gray Plaza Motel Phones and TV in every room Air Conditioned Barker West Frankfort's newest addition Rexall Drugs E. R. Brown's Furniture Co. and Brown's Maple House Largest Display of Early American Furniture in Southern Illinois 400 East Main Street Earnest LeQuatte, R.Ph. and Carl Barker, R.Ph. Morning— Noon— or Night— Ben Franklin Store Where you meet friends and make friends Coalfield Tire Store US ROYAL TIRES Brown's SCHWINN BICYCLES Dairy Queen Phone 781-R The Complete Ladies' Store Everything in Ready-to-Wear and Shoes Phone 20 1009 East Main FASHION SHOP Southern Illinois Largest and Finest Store for Women 111 East Main Phone 367 329 East Main 106PEEK'S SPORTS CENTER 'Your Store for Recreation Needs" WEST FRANKFORT PAINT and WALLPAPER STORE East of the Post Office Phone 213-R WEST FRANKFORT, ILLINOIS "Bring your paint problems to paint people" 100 East Main Phone 1477 The Bank of West Frankfort Congratulations to the Class of 1962 SANDER'S SCHOOL of MUSIC Lavern Sanders, President Again ... in 1962 your Redbird is printed by Letterpress on the finest equipment in Southern Illinois Bccord PrUnti+uj, S A Jtue iUin f BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS Companu 107 J. V. Walkers Sons West Frankfort Apparel Company Quality Clothes for Men and Boys Since 1884 Makers of Ladies' Ready-to-Wear Dresses West Fronkfort, Illinois Phone 230 902 West Main Famous for Men's Suits Jo's Hair Styling Salon KOHLSDORF'S Air Condition Six Licensed Operators Phone LV-6-5555 No Appointment Necessary ZEIGLER, ILLINOIS 407 West Main Phone 831-W Vernon John's Cabinet Shop and Construction READ... Complete Kitchens Vernois Built-in Ovens and THE DAILY AMERICAN Drop-in Ranges Phone 657-R for ALL the News Engraving in this book by Bud's Motor Sales Ropkey Engraving Co., Inc. CHRYSLER PLYMOUTH Indianapolis, Indiana 1119 East Main Street 108 The Best of Everything to Every Student in FCHS For the Best in Insurance Call HOWELL INSURANCE Eileen H. Patton Roy E. Patton 309 East Main Phone 50 SOHN'S The store for dad and lad for brands ond styles you'll know Paschedag Music House The Two Tony's Smorgasbord West Frankfort's Finest Open Daily 11 A M. to 8:30 P. M. Tony Foder Tony Eninus Phone 988 W BEAUTY BOX Shirley Reed, Beautician Phone 959-R 306 South Ida 109MIKE’S CONFECTIONERY PEN-YU DRUGS noA W Root Beer Drive-in Phone 150-R 1007 West Main Get out and eat at a table under a canopy or relax in your car. Weaver's Flowers—Gifts "Home Grown Flowers" 320 East Main Street—Phone 229 West Frankfort Progressive Automobile Agency Continental - Mercury Rambler - Comet David Tomlinson-Jordan, Inc. ELECTRICITY is your biggest bargain. What else gives you SO MUCH . . . costs SO LITTLE? EHU Central Illinois Public Service Company 111Union Funeral Service Phone 33 West Frankfort, Illinois For the finest in fresh and cured meats—visit BOB'S MARKET Phone 52 505 South Logan Street West Frankfort, Illinois B B Family Shoe Store John C. Roberts Kingsway Grace Walker Red Goose B.F.J. Furniture "Home of Quality Furniture" 311-317 East Main—Phone 129 F. F. TIN SHOP Lynx Heating, Air-Conditioning and Sheet Metal Work Old Ben Eight Mine Site Phone 976 Coleman Chevrolet Company INC. 112STONE FUNERAL HOME Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Simmons Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Simmons As graduates of FCHS we sincerely wish you the greatest success FUNERAL SERVICE AMBULANCE SERVICE 1201 East Poplar Street Phone 75 JACOBS-LANE Jewelers Coca Cola Bottling Co. Headquarters in DUQUOIN, ILLINOIS Walton's Service Station Bob Leon West Frankfort, Illinois BILL FRAZIER 409 EAST MAIN STREET Representing . . . STATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANIES Home Office Bloomington, Illinois Phone 932-2869 113Congratulations to the Class of 1962 Tomlinson Motor Co. Gifford's Ace Hardware Hays Cleaners Western Auto Burgs' Clyde Day Insurance Harris' Limerick Finance Corporation Sears Roebuck Co. Watson's Jewelers Holland Drug Store Herman's Jewelry Bob's Marathon The Home Lumber Co. White's Service Station Stotlar-Herrin Lumber Home Town Oil Co., Inc. Don J. Webb Market Basket Dr. Owen Taylor Mac's IGA Reach's Sandwich Shop Patton's Market J. J. Newberry Manhattan Cafe 114 Book Index Administration - - - - 18-19 Advertisements - - - 106-114 Art Club - - - 89 Band - - - 64-67 Basketball - - - 100-103 Bowling Club - - - 90 Cafeteria Club - - - 88 Cheerleaders - - - - 14, 97 Chorus - - - - - 62-64 Closing Pages - - - - 116-117 Cross Country Divisions 16, 102 54, 94, 104 “F” Club - - - 90 Faculty - - - - 20-23 Football - - - 96-99 Foreign Language - - - - 86-87 Freshmen - - - - 49-53 Future Builders - - - 91 Future Farmers - - - 75 Future 1 lomemakers - - - 80 Future Teachers - - - 85 Cirl Scouts - - - 91 Golf - - - 103 Hi Y - - - 77 1 lomecoming - - - - 56-61 1 lonor Society - - 92 Juniors - - - - - 36-42 Junior Nursing - - - 93 Junior Play - - - 72 Key Club - - - 76 Library Helpers - - - 88 Math Club - - - 92 National Thespians - - - 74 Office Workers - - - 89 Opening Section - - - 1-15 Projectionists - - - 93 Redbird Annual - - - - 6869 Red Bird Notes - - - 70-71 Red Peppers - - - - - 82-83 Seniors - • - - - 24-35 Senior Play - - - 73 Sophomores - - - - 43-48 Student Council - - - 81 Student Patrol - - - 93 Sub Debs - - - 84 Tri-Hi-Y - - - 78-79 115As in all worthy undertakings, the 1962 Redbird has required a great deal of work, and this has meant the spending of many hours by the staff in addition to their regular hour. Free time, after school, at noon, or during a study period and on many Saturdays and holidays, has been sacrificed to the 1962 Redbird. Since the theme of this yearbook was historical, the editors and sponsor spent much time doing research on the history of West Frankfort. We are grateful to Judge Layman of Benton. Mrs. R. P. Blake and Mr. Collins of West Frankfort for the historical help that they have so graciously given us. With gratitude we acknowledge the contributions made bv Mr. Summers. Mr. Darbv, Mr. Fee. Miss Vaughn. Jay Kaiser, Donna Pearson, Susan Green. Jim Odum, and Steve Holloway. We appreciate whole-heartedly the cooperation we have received from the administration, the faculty, and, especially, from Mr. Walston. This made it possible for us to have excellent pictures of people and events. Finallv, to Miss Grant, the adviser of the hook, goes our deep and sincere appreciation for her willing and skillful help with ideas, words, grammar, pictures, finances, and advertisements. We are grateful for the encouragement she has given us along with many, many hours of her time. In the years to come, we hope that this volume will bring hack fond memories of FCHS in 1961 62 and that it will be treasured. It was written just for you! We have reeorded it D. Spiller and J. Foder are experimenting with the new equipment that is now used in the Foreign Language Department. Mrs. Janes and Miss Nave pause during the many long hours spen! preparing for the magnificent Homecoming. Bottom Row: D. McReaken, K. Whitt, D. Newton, M. Schmidt. J. Willmore, J. Manion, J. Delap, Mrs. Rivo. Row 2: R. Bedokis, Mr. Bozarth, principal of Logan; Mr. lubelt, Mr. Williams, Mr. Green, Bob Brown, Mr. Robert Brown, V. Doty, Mr. Wilkinson and Mr. Barton, Central coaches; Mr. Murray, T. Seddon. Row 3: L. Downs, J. Herron, C. Jent, J. Karas, B. Hindman, T. Moake, B. Gilula, J. Sola, J. Hayes, M. Penrod, B. Willmore, $. Patton, D. Higgcrson, R. Hood, D. Hutchcraft, S. Hood, I. Minton, J. Adams, and J. Davis participated in a special assembly honoring Bob Brown. f.fntiu, ItllMCUNX LIU,AN I’ANTHEW FWANKruiTT. Henson, B. Curry, T. Seddon, C. Shelton, and S. Patton were just a few of the many people who enjoyed the Yearbook Signing party held in the new gym after the distribution of the yearbooks. Miss Grant, T Jones, and H. Spence proudly display the 1961 Redbird yearbook first-class honor rating certificate. J. Kaiser, B. Gilula, C. W. Stilley, and J. McHaney are at attention in new band uniforms. here ior all to see "For all we know, we may never meet again." The words of the song echo in the minds and hearts of graduating seniors J. Evans, V. Doty, and T. Doty. 117Autographs 118Autographs 119Autogra phs 120  ■ 5 

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