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

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  West frankfort at Hie Crossroads FRANKFORT COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL • WEST FRANKFORT, ILL.53484853235353485353485353“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference.” The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost By permission of Henry Holt Co.During the year, the Home Economics department is supplied with practice teachers from SIU. Here one of the practice teachers is watching, with an eagle eye, as several students take an exam. The study of home economics is designed to help girls learn more about the selection and care of clothing, with special attention to economy as well as to fashion; the choosing and the preparation of foods, with attention to eye appeal as well as to adequate vitamin content and nutritional value; the planning and care of the home with beauty and utility in mind; and the care of children. The objective of all this is to help future homemakers become better ones. Home ecagriculture "Sweets to the sweet!" But these reaching hands seem to demonstrate that sweets will also go to some of those who are not so sweet! The idea seems to be that he who gets there "fustest" gets the "mostest." Quality in a product is always to be desired, but at the moment, quantity seems uttermost in importance.The objective of agriculture in high school is to prepare bovs and girls for a useful and happy future. The study of agriculture is open to both boys and girls and is designed to develop an understanding of agriculture and how it affects the national welfare. All students are required to have a home project, which ranges in size from a garden to a complete farm. Agriculture II is made technical so that the preceding course becomes a stepping stone for the next. The topics include crop selection and rotation, fertilizers, animal and plant pests, and study of increasing farm earnings. Also included is farm mechanics, which includes carpentry and concrete work, with individual projects. Agriculture III provides advanced study in the breeding and improving of livestock, the use of fertilizers, the conservation of soil, and the practicing of skills. Student Body President Albert Kern is in o new role. He has won the District V Swine Production Award and is one of the top five winners in the State. On May 4, Albert will enter the State judging at Champaign where the State winners will be chosen. He is an efficient swine producer, having 178 registered Hampshire pigs. pave the road to a happy and prosperous home Supplementing their child care study. Home Economics II girls simulate a nursery school. Donna Moore and Joy Taylor entertain the children with “Goldilocks and the Three Bears." Apparently tired, the little boy prefers to sit on a stuffed dog. 5Director Stephens presides ot the teo which introduced the new Guidance Department. Among the VIP's present were Mr. Corn, Mr. McDonald, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Culbertson, and Mr. Murray. Quo Vadis? Whither goest thou? In the Guidance Department there are at least two teachers working each hour throughout the day to help one decide which road to take! Their purpose is to help students plan their schedules to include courses they will need in preparation for the future and to provide information about what jobs will be available to them. They give students information about schools and try to help them win scholarships, grants, and other aids which mav enable them to go to college. In the Guidance Department, there is available a personal record for every student in school. Any student may discuss his record with the guidance director, who will try to point out his good and his weak points so that he will better understand himself. A receptionist is on duty in the Guidance Room during each hour of the day. Being picked for this job is an honor because a requirement is that they be junior or senior girls with pleasant personalities and high grade averages. Guidance offers direction at the crossroads Dean Pyatt and Dean McDonald keep an accurate record of each student's attendance. On the basis of these records, the school's share of state aid is computed, so perfect attendance is urged. Miss Stephens confers with Susan Wright who works in the Guidance office. Much time is required for personal conferences if they are to be significant, and Miss Stephens maintains a tight schedule.Freshmen editor Sharon Bolin takes the names of classmates as they pose for pictures. Waiting to have their pictures made are: Kathy Prusaczyk, David McCord, Linda Lavish, and Greg Raymond. Standing at the right is the senior editor Judy Guminski. Mr. Walston seems to be deeply engrossed in the task of taking freshmen and sophomore pictures, which is a yearly job for him. Making, developing, and printing most of the photographs that go into the yearbook occupies one period of his school day. and comfort along the rough road of learning Gales of laughter rocked the auditorium during the faculty mock Homecoming as Freshman Attendant Miss Esther Stephens, accom- panied by football hero Mr. Frank Dohanich, swept down the aisle. Miss Stephens and Mr. Dohanich are in Guidance. 7Left: The moin characters of the Junior Class play. The Matchmaker, Marilyn Hengst and Don Toler gave an outstanding performance in that delightful comedy. Center: The captivating matchmaker, Marilyn Hengst, plots a new plan in the pursuit of the merchant. Right: Up to one of his zany antics, Jim Seiber is threatened by his boss, Don Toler. The highway to better understanding lies in Earphones and tape recorders were part of the equipment added to the Foreign Language Dept, through the aid of the NDEA. T. Jones y Summers, ond M. Schafer are enjoying using them. For her excellent work and dependable qualities, Tena Jones, a junior student, has been awarded the highest position of the yearbook staff, that of Editor-in-Chief for the 1964 Redbird. 8Tom Lingle ond Mona Jones are obtaining a better understanding of the construction of sentences by diagramming them. better communication Miss Mery Kaye Raski, practice teacher, is pointing out different parts of a Shakespearean theatre to Miss Sharon Olkoski, Charles Lamkin, and Marie Martino. Miss Raski made the model for the College Prep course which she and Miss Olkoski taught during the winter term, under the supervision of Mrs. Wolfe. Nancy Beers, a junior student, is shown putting the finishing touches on her painting, which was on display in the library. MADRIGALS—bottom row. H. Willis, D. Stufflebean, J. Martin, S. Finazzo. Row 2. L. Rogers, P. White, S. Coleman, M. Schafer. Row 3- P. Pritchard, B. Martin, C. Woods, M. Killion, M. Hengst. Row 4: B. Rogers, M. Weaver, B. Murphy, D. Owensby, K. Morris.Getting a taste of what April 15 will mean when she becomes a wage-earner. Queen Darlene McReaken is engrossed in filling out a practice income tax form. This is a very practical project which is required of all seniors enrolled in American Government or American Problems. From the look of concentration, Darlene probably would agree that taxpayers do have problems. Social Studies maps the by-gone roads and so Yesterday is only a dream and tomorrow only a vision, so today is all that we actually have. But in order to understand this present and to plan for the future, it is important that we study the past. So important does the administration consider an understanding of the functioning of our government that to provide for this study, three units of social studies are required for graduation irom FCHS — no matter what curriculum the student may choose. Starting with world history and continuing through American history and American government, the required courses give a brief outline of the development of civilization. Then, for those who would like to be able to understand today s problems there are courses in commercial law, economics, and American problems. Because of modern communication and transportation, the world seems to be growing smaller and smaller. S. Gilula and P. Meredith find it necessary to become more familiar with places."Where’s a dog? I don’t see any dogl Do you see a dog?” Roger Neibch is amazed and the rest of the class is convulsed at this social studies questionl One of the most powerful and inspiring social forces in the world today is Christianity. Marilyn Hengst here portrays Mary, the mother of Christ, in the Biblical play. The Terrible Meek. offers directions to travelers of the future These are critical days for us — “days that try men's souls." The lives of people everywhere are rapidly changing, and even more enormous changes loom ahead. Within our lifetime, we have seen changes made. Some of them are: color television, three dimensional movies, polaroid cameras, electric can openers, frost-free refrigerators, wall ovens, air conditioning, infra-red cooking, drip-dry fabrics, hair rollers, hair sprays, home permanents, hair dryers, contact lenses, frozen foods, instant mixes, instant coffee and tea, DDT, weed killers, cloud seeding, compact cars, helicopters, jets, satellites, turnpikes, miracle drugs, oral polio vaccines, and nuclear weapons. All growth means that changes are taking place. We welcome these changes because they represent progress. In commercial law class, Danny Abner and Susan Ahlm look at a facsimile of the Declaration of Independence, which is the foundation of all the laws of our country.Jay Kaiser is pointing to the tangent of the circle ot point D as Miss Pyatt's plane geometry class looks on. Library worker Helen Casey and practice teacher Mrs. Willard Zimbleman check out books to Charles Lamkin and Miss Martha Merrills. These will help them in their scientific and linguistic studies. Through the National Defense Education Act of 1958 FCHS has obtained a lot of new equipment for the guidance, foreign language, mathematics, and science departments. Under this act, the federal government pays part of the cost of equipment purchased by schools for use in certain designated fields of education. The biology room has been equipped with several storage cabinets, a human torso model, a human skeleton, an opaque projector, and the Life Nature Series. Plastic tops have been installed on the tables, which have been equipped with ninning water, electricity, and gas. The mathematics department has acquired a binary counter, a T-square, a drawing board, several books, and a set of plastic solid sections. The chemistry department received books and a new hood for exhausting dangerous gasses. In the physics room much new equipment has been installed. Among the items are: a Van der Graaf static machine, an AC-DC demonstration radio, a recording barometer, a spectroscope, an audio generator, a stereophonic amplifier, a turntable, an AM-FM tuner, an oscilloscope, a stereo tape recorder, two gyroscopes, a Classmaster Geiger counter, a Kater’s pendulum, and a 15 volume Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. Science, mathematics On behalf of the cafeteria, Mrs. Newton, head cook, is accepting a new coffee maker from Tim Tevdovich, Cafeteria Club president. Mrs. Wright, cafeteria worker, was in charge of collecting the money for the urn, which was a surprise to Mrs. Newton. 12Determining the pitch of a sound wave generated by a tuning fork is the object of this experiment in Mr. Walston's physics doss. D. Hutchcroft, J. Irvin, and J. Kaiser operate the apparatus as T. Jones records the data. In the background, J. Montgomery, J. Odum, and J. Walters are performing the some experiment. have brought the whole world to a crossroads The point of discussion among Larry Boyer, Wayne Boney, and Bob York is the new equipment which has been installed in Mr. Walston's physics room for the study of sound. The equipment is stereophonic in nature, and has been made possible through NDEA. Jim Burke, pointing to the Rectangular Co ordinate Chart, is showing Miss Pyatt's advanced algebra class why the graph of this function of one variable is a parabola. Ruth Lewis is holding a cone and its section, illustrating a similar parabola.D. Coleman, S. Prince, N. Karnes, and J. Dodd are working on croft projects which include leather work, weaving, basketry. braiding, metalcraft, plastics, blocking, and printing. Members of the class make many beautiful and useful objects for themselves. A clover leaf view of industrial education R. Cogdill, L. Murphy, and T. Evans watch L. Dodd as he spray-paints two mailboxes in the metal shop class. M. Todich, R. Neibch, R. Deason, R. King, and J. Wilson are watching a dem onstration given by K. Oglesby in the use of the 600 Distributor, 14Pat Sipes is finishing the model house which is his term project in architectural drawing. Eleven boys are enrolled in the course. As we can see from this picture, Mr. Ricci keeps his second hour drafting doss busy. They are working on house plans — perhaps they are designing the house of their dreams. The industrial education courses at FCHS are designed to help the career-minded student meet the many demands of modern industry. The courses include architectural drawing, drafting, industrial arts, woodworking, metal shop, crafts, building trades, and auto mechanics. With such a large selection from which to choose, the student may map out a schedule of train ing which will prepare him to travel the road of success. Mr. Dohanich, Mr. Ricci, Mr. Smith, and Mr. Yandell are the instructors for these courses. here at Frankfort High The boys of the building trades dass ore as follows: Bottom Row. S. Williams, J. Baine. W. Allois, P. Lawrence, J. Rogers. Row 2. Mr. Smith, D. Marrs, D. Wilson, G. Avery, J. Toms, R. Hemphill, T. Dorris, B. Short, T. Story.No speed limit on career Do your future plans include becoming the traveling secretary to the President of the United States? Or, do they include becoming a private secretary who marries her boss? Our business administration curriculum is designed to offer both specialized and general training for these fascinating areas of employment. Typing, the business course most often taken, is offered in general business for nine weeks and personal typing, typing I, and typing II, for one year each. Shorthand is important for those who want to do secretarial work or to do anything else which requires a lot of note taking. Shorthand is offered for nine weeks in the general business course and for one year in shorthand I and II. If your plans do not include a permanent Learning to take the more efficient way, senior Brenda Brown is adding long columns of figures on an electric adding machine. Besides operating machines, she has learned filing and indexing. An advanced typist working toward a more expert level of pro and decreasing her number of errors. Besides speed drills, as duction, senior Dixie Sigler is concentrating on increasing speed an advanced typist, she has vocabulary and spelling drills. 16gains made possible by business training job as secretary, there is always the possibility of using vour skills in clubs, at lectures, and in personal correspondence. If you hope to have a checking account someday, and if you know you will have trouble keeping your figures straight, then bookkeeping would be a good elective. If you would like to see the inside workings of a bank, office practice and machines is the course for you. This course makes use of the rotation plan of instruction and students taking office practice learn how to operate different machines, including calculators, adding machines, and the dictaphone. For one who wants to use her skills and charms immediately, there is rare opportunity in office work. Sandra Barton, a junior student, is busy taking dictation in her Shorthand I class. Afterwards, as a further test of her stenographic abilities, Sandra will have to transcribe her notes. As graduation nears, office girls are kept even busier. Betsy Simmons, a senior who works in the office second hour, is checking the file for senior schedules. Senior Marleen Mrla, perhaps one of our future CPA accountants, needs to use all of her knowledge of complicated advanced bookkeeping in order to balance this account from bookkeeping II. “When to the sessions of sweet si thought I summon up remembrance of things past, Then can I grieve at grievances foregone, And heavily from woe to woe tell o’er The sad account of fore-bemoaned moan, Which I new pay as if not paid before. But il the while I think on thee, dear friend, All losses are restor’d and sorrows end.” Sonnet XXX William Shakespeare to the PersonalitiesMr. Elmer D. Murray, Principal. The diificult is done Mr. Clyde C. Corn, Superintendent. Mrs. Billie Medlin, bookkeeper, Mrs. Wynema Culbertson, secretary, and Mrs. I lelen Williams, bookkeeper, have the tremendous task of smoothly and efficiently operating the main office of the school. Mrs. Medlin has given ten years of dedicated service to Frankfort Community High School; Mrs. Culbertson, nine years: and Mrs. Williams, eight years. The person of the office secretary is the same, but the name is new this year since during the summer of 1962, Miss Wynema McNeill became Mrs. Doyle Culbertson. Mrs. Williams Mrs. Medlin Mrs. Culbertsonimmediately. The impossible takes a bit longer. Mr. Lowell McDonald, Assistant Principal. "There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things” wrote Machiavelli in the fifteenth century. Mr. Corn and Mr. Murray, who two years ago took over the positions of superintendent of Unit District 168 and principal of FCHS respectively, optimistically accepted the challenge of beginning a new regime and have since made many successful innovations. Helping them in their tremendous task have been the assistant principal, Mr. McDonald and a capable, experienced office staff consisting of Mrs. Medlin, high school bookkeeper, Mrs. Williams, unit district bookkeeper, and Mrs. Culbertson, high school office secretary. The competent and dedicated Board of Education has consistently given wise counsel and loyal support, thus helping the FCHS faculty to maintain the school’s reputation of excellence that it has held for many years, and which we think it will continue to enjoy for the years to come. Boord of Education—the men behind the men behind Frankfort Community High School. 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. HBf rminu iht Mr. Murray as a world traveler and Mr. Corn as a fisherman add new views to our administration — which after all needs recreation tool The souvenir hat has a charm from each country visited. 21FCHS faculty -- mentors who guide us to the right Boner, Inzo Vonce M.S., U. of Illinois Librarian Burrill, Corolyn While M.A., U. of Illinois Speech, Dramatics Businoro, Louis G. M.S., SIU Latin, French Childers. S. D. M.S., SIU Social Studies Collins, Walter M.A., U. of Illinois Social Studies The dubious honor of being Homecoming Queen at the faculty’s mock coronation ceremony this year went to librarian Inzo Boner. Ernest, Gene E. B.S., SIU Physical Education Fiori, Sandra H. B.A., SIU Spanish, W. History Grant, Alice L. M.A., U. of Illinois English Grissom, Lowell S. M.S., SIU Journalism, English Grosco, Dolores M.S., SIU Business Education 22road in our beginning travels along life’s way Of FCHS’ thirty-seven faculty members, sixteen are women and twenty-one are men. They are hacking the school with a total of 462 years of experience at FCI IS. The longest service record is 35 years; the shortest is one year; and the average service record is 12.2 years. In FCHS 74 subjects are taught. These include many electives as well as the required subjects. Under the practice-teaching program, an average of 45 students from Sill receive training here each year. Grosco, George B.S., SIU Mathematics, Chemistry Hostie, Jomes M.A., U. of Alabama English, Registrar Hedley, Jane M.S., SIU Home Economics Janes, Gloria A.B., U. of Kentucky Business Education Karoski, George B.S., SIU W. History, Driver's Ed. Kolesar, Mary B.S., Peabody College Junior Nursing Lee, Zetta M.S., SIU Art Miller, Joyce B.S., SIU Biology Nave, Velma O. M.A., U. of Illinois English Pyatt, Gladys M.S., SIU Dean of Girls, Math. Faculty members enjoy their annual AFT Christmas party. Ricci, Elmo M.S., SIU Drafting Riva, Maryann B.S., SIU Physical Education 23Their wise counseling has helped us to choose Rudasil, Elizabeth Smith, Ronald B.S., Northeastern Mo. B.S., U of Illinois State Teoch. College Agriculture Speech Correction Smith, Victor M. B.S., SIU Building Trades Stahlberg, Donald B.S., SIU Instrumental Music Stephens, Esther M.S., SIU Guidance, Counseling Miss Alice Hoye Summers, Jerry A. Walston, H. C. B.S., SIU Ph.M., U. of Wisconsin Mathematics Physics, Photography We pause to pay tribute to Miss Alice I love, speech teacher, who died on July 3, 1962, ending 35 years of dedicated service to Frankfort Community High School. The Senior Class, on October 25, presented in her honor a play entitled “A Man Called Peter.” It could be said that both Miss Hoye and the Reverend Peter Marshall died in the service of their country, their people, and their God. Whitmer, Leonard D. M.A., Peabody College Vocal Music Williams, Wayne M.S., SIU Coach, Driver's Ed., W. History Wolfe, Afton M.A., U. of Illinois English, Business Ed. Yandell, Richard W. B.S., SIU Auto Mechanics Yuhas, Ernie M.S., SIU Business Education 24intelligently from the many courses offered Time seems to be a very important element in the lives of our cooks and custodians. They put in many painstaking hours of hard work in order to make our school comfortable. On December 3, 1962, Paul Lawson, a well-known and well-liked custodian at FCI IS, passed away suddenly while working at school. His excellent and cheerful service beyond the call of duty is a shining example for us all. Mrs. Newton, head cook, has been at FCHS for twelve years. Like all of the other chefs de cuisine, she plans and prepares excellent meals in the school cafeteria for all the students. Mr. Avery, head custodian at FCHS, has had twenty-four years of experience. He has many jobs to perform — replacing light bulbs is only one of them. 1 le even helps us open stubborn lockers! Mr. Wright, West Frankfort truant officer, has had ten years of experience on the job. His main dutv is maintaining school attendance, but he also carries messages between the various buildings. Bottom Row: J. Marshall, E. Avery, W. Lucas, P. Lawson. Row 2: C. Thompson, D. Newton, M. Payne, V. Bost, E. Mitchell, E. Wright. Row 3: C. Martin, C. Smith, N. Russell. 25The Seniors, Class of 1963, on their journey through life These seniors as well as the rest of the Class of '63 have reach- dent, Dick Melvin; vice-president, James Irvin; 2nd Row: secre- ed an important crossroad. Bottom Row: sponsor, Mr. Ricci; presi- tary, Darlene McReaken; and treasurer, Karen Whitt. The doors have finally closed on our high school days. We look back, as if it were yesterday, on many events: our hilarious freshman program and our first initiation day; the variety show in our sophomore year: our riotous junior play, “Boy Wanted”; our most memorable senior play, 14A Man Called Peter”; our lovely prom, “Fantasy Land”; and our radiant I lomecoming Queen Darlene McReaken with her court. All of these and many more give us cherished memories of our high school days. Mr. Ricci was our class sponsor, and our officers were Dick Melvin, president; James Irvin, vice-president; Darlene McReaken, secretary; and Karen Whitt, treasurer. Now we are looking forward to meeting classmates at the Twenty-five-year Reunion. Abner, Dan “It's the mind that makes the man” Band, Chorus, Math Club, Cafeteria Club, Foreign Language. Baker, Rosemarie 4,She has a will and a wit all her own” Foreign Language. Baney, Wayne “When is graduation?” Foreign Language, Freshman Basketball. Barr, Bill “To have a friend, one must he one.” Football Captain, Basketball, Track, Key Club, Student Council, “F” Club, Foreign Language. 26have now reached an important crossroads of decisions Bartoni, Judy “She has a knight in shining armor." Red Peppers, Foreign Language, Red Bird Notes. Bedokis, Rick "He’s tall and handsome. What more could one want?” Football, Basketball, Track, Foreign Language, “F” Club, Student Patrol. Biggs, Diane "Care sits lightly on her shoulders." Red Peppers, Tri-Hi-Y, Bowling Club, 1962 Redbird, Foreign Language. Biggs, Joyce Ann “Dynamite comes in small packages!" Student Council, Office Worker, Foreign Language. Blades, Lindell "Just remember: 'Fun! Fun! Fun! Not: Worry! Worry! Worry!'" Projectionist. Blades, Sally "A merry heart is better than gold." Foreign Language. Boner, Joann "She’s not rowdy. She's just full of fun!” Foreign Language, 1962 Redbird. Boyer, Larry "He may be quiet in a crowd, but when he’s alone-----I" Foreign Language, Pep Band, Band. Britton, Mary Kay “She walks in beauty like the night." Tri-Hi-Yy, Red Peppers, Bowling, Jr. Nursing, Mixed Chorus, Office. Brown, Brenda Kay "Speech is silver; silence golden." Red Peppers, Jr. Nursing. Carr, Diane Laugh, and the world laughs with you!" Foreign Language, Red Peppers. Office. Carrington, Roy "I'd rather be handsome than rich." Future Builders and Industrialists. 27As we walk down life’s highway we will reminisce over Castagna, Norma "Live and be happy! We’re here only a short time.’’ Red Peppers, Honor Society, Foreign Language, F. T. A., Tri-Hi-Y. Chamness, Marilyn "Full of mischief and fun, she's liked by everyone." Red Peppers, F.H.A., Office, Class Plays. Chismar, John "Eat, drink, and be merry! Tomorrow we go to school." Art Club, Cafeteria, Bowling. Chrostoski, Rosetta "A quiet lass with winning ways." Future Homemakers of America. Clark, Kathy "She’s a lot of fun to be around!" Thespians, Senior Class Play. Clover, Rusty "A man with a big smile—especially for girls!" Foreign Language, Football, Basketball, Track, Bowling, Cross Country, Cafeteria, Student Patrol.' Coffey, Claudene “One could drown in the depth of those eyes!" Honor Society, Tri-Hi-Y, Red Peppers. Coleman, Dennis “His easy-going disposition makes the going easy!" Thespians, Bowling, Foreign Language, 1962 Hedbird, Class Plays, Football, Student Patrol. Coleman, Jane “What would we have done without her?" Foreign Language, Junior Nursing. Coleman, Sue “Pretty, pleasant, and popidar!" Honor Society, Class Officer, Pres. Red Peppers, Sub Debs, Tri-Hi-Y, Homecoming Lady-in-Wait-ing, Mixed Chorus, Girl Scouts. Colvin, Paula "A fun-loving girl who enjoys life!" Tri-Ti-Y, Red Peppers, Jr. Nursing, Foreign Language, Chorus. Cotter, Bill "A boy who is headed for success!" Honor Society, Pres. Key Club, Chorus, Foreign Language, Cross Country. 28never-to-be-forgotten incidents uhieh happened at FCHS Crowell, Kendra “'Tall and slim and always trim!" Student Council, Red Peppers, F. T. A., Foreign Language, Tri-Hi-Y, Office. Darnell, Dorice "Loyal friends are hard to find; Dorice is one!" Dean, Martha “Quiet and shy; you can always depend on her." Honor Society, F. T. A., Tri-Hi-Y, Math Club, Cafeteria, Foreign Language, 1961 Redbird, Class Program, 1963 Redbird Reason, Roger “No one has to speak for me. I speak for myself!” Drake, Karen "Jitst because I’m quiet doesn't mean I’m shy." Arlington Pep Club, Red Peppers, Senior Play. Fcnter, Farley "How can one small head carry all he knows?” Marshal to Class of ’62, Math Club, Bowling, Art Club, Foreign Language, F. T. A. Fields, Tom “Here is one of Nature's gentlemen." Fooball, Key Club, Track. Fravcll, Deanna "She'd stop St. Peter's roll call to ask a question!" Foreign Language, Red Bird Notes, Cafeteria. Gautreaux, Judy “Has she no faults? No faults can we find!” Honor Society, Tri-Hi-Y, Foreign Language, Red Peppers, 1961 Red Bird, Mixed Chorus. Giles, Jo Lynn "Like a day in early spring—short and sweet." Red Peppers, Tri-Hi-Y, Foreign Language, Office. Gipson, Charles "And to think! Only one woman can have me!" Football. Track, Foreign Language, Chorus. Gunter, Linda “She takes life as she finds it; she finds it good." Foreign Language, Jr. Nursing. Guniinski, Judy "Now kids, don't get me tickled!" Tri-Hi-Y, Sub Debs, 1963 Redbird, Soph. Program, Mixed Chorus, Office, Foreign Language, Red Peppers, Quill and Scroll. Flail, James “Smile and be happy—graduation day is.coming. Football, Projectionist, Student Patrol, Class Programs. Hall, Vertis "The less you learn, the less you remember. 29We can remember ourselves ns confused freshmen, walking Heinrich, Earnest "One must pause a while from learning in order to be wise." Hemphill, Robert "Few things are impossible to diligence and skill." Art Club Foreign Language. Henson, Tim K. "Look out, Shelley Berman! Here I come!" Jr. Class Pres., Student Council, Football, Soph. Program, Foreign Language. Hermet7., William E. “Curiosity is a characteristic of a vigorous mind!" Herron, Joe "Only my mother knows what a good boy I am!" Foreign Language, Basketball, Cross Country. Track. Higgerson, Dick "It's well for one to know more than he speaks!" Key Club, Marshal to Class of ’62, Foreign Language, Basketball, Student Council, “F” Club, Golf, Cross Country, Track, Band. Hood, Gary "Three-fifths of him genius; two-fifths fudge!" Foreign Language Club, Chorus. Howe, Diana "A bubbling fountain of energy and wit." F.H.A., Tri-Hi-Y, Homecoming Maid of Honor, Red Peppers, Bowling. Hurd, Bob "Greater men than I may have lived, but I doubt it!" Football, Projectionist, Soph. Program, Red Bird Notes. Hutchcraft, Dennis "I'm a man of few words. 'Scatter, women!”’ Football, Basketball, Track, Hi-Y, Foreign Language, Math Club, Bowling, “F” Club. Irvin, James "Thinking is but a waste of time." Football, Honor Society, Key Club, Foreign Language, Math Club, Bowling, “F” Club. Irvin, Ruth Ann "The crystal ball foretold wedding bells for her." Foreign Language Club. Johns, Jerry W. "Studying is a dreary thing, so I leave it alone." Kelley, Martha “A beautifid Titian blonde." Thespians, Speech Plays, Sub Debs, Tri-Hi-Y, Red Peppers. Kern, Albert He believes corn should be in the fields, not on the stage.” Student Body Pres., F.F.A., Bowling, Soph. Program, Boys’ Chorus, Foreign Language, Red Bird Notes. 30in wide halls filled with familiar faces and laughter Kinney, John Warren "He isn't conceited. He's just convinced!" Honor Society, Football, Basketball, Track, Pres. Math Club, Foreign Language. Lanikin, Charles D. "I will prepare, and my chance will come." Quill and Scroll, Honor Society, Math Club, Editor-in-chief 1963 Redbird. Kirk, Karen Lee "A merry heart doeth good like medicine." Red Peppers, Junior Nursing. Ledbetter, Sharon "Full of pep, vim, and vigor." Foreign Language, Student Patrol. Lintner, Charles "A future Pulitzer prize winner undoubtedly!" Editor-in-chief Red Bird Notes, Quill and Scroll. Foreign Language, Mixed Chorus. Marrs, Larry "Much study is a weariness of the flesh." Future Farmers of America, Cafeteria Club. Martin, Judy "Born with a siher 'croon' in her mouth." Pres. Sub Debs, Class Officer, Honor Society, Tri-Hi-Y, Red Peppers, Pres. Girls’ Chorus, Office. Martin, Lebom "Ftdl of fun from mom till night." Chorus Cabinet, “F” Club, Football Manager. Foreign Language, Bowling Club. Martino, Marie "Lovely is the light of a dark eye." Library Club, Red Peppers, Tri-Hi-Y, Foreign Language, Chorus. McGuire, Meredith "Her absence is like the ceasing of exquisite1 music." Sub Debs, Tri-Hi-Y, Red Peppers. Class Officer, Homecoming Court, Honor Society, Student Council, Class Plays. McIntosh, Judy "She doeth little kindnesses which most leave undone." Future Homemakers of America. McKemie, Sara "Don't judge a book by its cover or me by my hair!" Tri-Hi-Y, Red Peppers, Foreign Language, Future Homemakers of America. Receiving our class rings and choosing our graduation McLain, Mike "Men like me are hard to find!" Football, Basketball, Track, Red Bird Notes, "!•’ Club. McLaskey, Sharon "She mokes happy, happ)' talk." Red Peppers, Tri-Hi-Y, Foreign Language. McReaken, Darlene "A blonde that EVERYONE prefers!” Marshal to Class of ’62, Pres. Tri-Hi-Y, Varsity Cheerleader Homecoming Queen, Honor Society, Student Council, Class Officer, Sub Debs. Melvin, Dick "An honest man’s the noblest work of God.” Key Club, Golf, Football, Hi-Y, Bowling Club. Melvin, Veronica ‘Quiet in manner and modest in speech." Milligan, Carol "She finds that silence is truly golden." Red Peppers, Tri-Hi-Y, Foreign Language. Spani, Frances Miller "A sweet miss who was persuaded to become Mrs.” FIIA, Student Patrol, Junior Nursing. Mitchell, Mike "If he doesn’t find fun, it somehow always finds him!" Art Club, Football, Basketball, Bowling Club, Foreign Language, Track, Student Patrol, Student Council, “F” Club. Montgomery, Jim "Study? I didn't know there was such a word!" Projectionist, “F” Club, F. B. I., Football, Track, Foreign Language, Student Patrol. Moore, Marilyn "Her bright smiles and thoughtfulness make her welcome." Student Council, Tri-Hi-Y, Red Peppers, Foreign Language. Mrla, Marleen “With a mischievous grin, she wins many friends." Tri-Hi-Y, Red Peppers, Sub Debs, Transfer from New Mexico, Class Officer, Cheerleader, Homecoming Court, Annual Staff, French Club. Odle, Roger "Please girls, the line forms to the right." Art Club, Foreign Language Club, Student Patrol.cards and announcements teas a great thrill to all of us Oglesby, Kent "A ‘sharp looking guy who’s a lot of fun." Hi-Y. Paternal, Charles "Why do all the girls pick on me?" Art Club, F.B.I. Patterson, Anna Mae “Shy as a violet but efficient as an IBM machine." Office Worker, Band. Patton, Spunky “lie’s athletic, blonde, handsome, and spunky!” Key Club, Honor Society, Student Council, Foreign Language, Thespians, Student Patrol, Basketball. Football, Class Plays. Pickett, Jim “As unpredictable as the weather!" Foreign Language. Pitchford, Mike 'Three D’s describe him: 'dark, dangerous, and dashing'." Football, Basketball, Track “F” Club, Hi-Y, Projectionist. Podbiclski, Steve "He’s an artist who looks like one should!" Art Club, Bowling Club. Pollack, Sant "One of our famous stars, because he's out every ight." Foreign Language, Football, Basketball. Track, Student Patrol, Hi-Y, Projectionist. Rendleman, Stephen “His actions speak louder than words." Foreign Language, Projectionist. Reynolds, Rosemary "She's a potent combination of beauty and brains." Marshal to Class ’62, I lonor Society, Junior Class Play, Office, Tri-Hi-Y, Foreign Language, Cafeteria Club. Richerson, Elva “Her voice was ever gentle and low.” Office Worker. Roberts, Henry "A merry heart is above great riches." Explorer Scouts. Rogers, Pamela “Melody flows through both her mind and heart." Mixed Chorus, Madrigals, Chordettes, Tri-Hi-Y, Foreign Language Club, Junior Nursing. Ruzich, Richard “People like Richard make life more interesting." Cross Country, Student Patrol, F.B.I., Math Club. Seddon, Ted "Good as an athlete—but better as a friend." Basketball, Football, Track, Cross Countv, “F” Club. 33At tlu end of the year, os we received our diplomas, each Semple, Candace “When there's fun to be had, Candy’s never sad." Red Peppers, Tri-Hi-Y. Sesock, John R. "How can FCHS get along without me?" Shelton, Carmel “She’s a dancing shape, an image gay!" Thespians, Class Programs, Class Plavs, Red Bird Notes, Red Peppers, Tri-Hi-Y, Foreign Language, Office. Short, Bob "I never trouble trouble ’til trouble troubles me!" Future Builders and Industrialists. Sigler, Dixie "A starry-eyed blonde." Library Club. Tri-Hi-Y, Student Patrol. Simmons, Betsy "Her dry humor and good sportsmanship win her friends." Honor Society, Student Council, Editor Red Bird Notes, Sub Debs, Quill and Scroll, Junior Play, Red Peppers, Mixed Chorus. Sipes, Philippe “Sure, I have muscles; but they’re not in my head." Football, Basketball, Student Council, “F” Club, Track, Librarian, Class Programs. Stuthers, Patrick "A rare combination of sense and nonsense." Bowling, Math Club, Foreign Language. Swalls, Kenny "I’m not lazy—I’m just in love with rest." President FFA. Tcvdovich, Timothy "He's short, but a likeable sort.” Future Farmers of America, Cafeteria Club. Thompson, Diana "Fair as a star xvhen only one is shining." I lonor Society, Art Club President, Library Club, Student Patrol. Todich, Mike "Live while you can. Death is rather permanent.” Toler, Don "AU the world's a stage and I’m glad!" I lonor Society, Thespians President Class Plays, Speech Plays, Rocket Club, Math Club, Foreign Language. Toms, Jim "One thing at a time is enough for my mind." Future Builders and Industrialists. Tresso,Rosclyn "She's sweet but spicy!" F.H.A., Class Plays, Red Peppers, Student Patrol, Tri-Hi-Y, Foreign Language. 34of us felt that he had fulfilled his duties as a senior Troutt, Janis “Tall and willowy—a fashion designer's dream." Walters, Jim “I like women—at a distance." Band Captain, Key Club, Football, Foreign Language, Junior Play, Class Programs, Pep Band. Willard, Jane Still waters run deep." Foreign Language, Student Patrol.” Wheeler, Danny "Cool, calm, and collected on field, or in class." Football, Key Club, “F” Club, Foreign Language, Track. White, Pam "Perfection is her motto and she accepts no less." Honor Society, Thespians, Class Plays, Madrigals, Math Club, Foreign Language, Bowling, Tri-Hi-Y. Whitt, Karen "Pretty, petite, and peppy is she." Student Council, Honor Society, Tri-Hi-Y, F.H.A., Foreign Language, Speech Plav, Red Peppers, Varsity Cheerleader. Wiliams, Vicky "She scatters sunshine wherever she goes." Pres. F.T.A., Red Peppers, Tri-Hi-Y, Student Patrol, Girls’ Chorus, Foreign Language, 1962 Redhird, Office. Witunski, Skip "Who ever heard of an actor’s being bashful?" Class Plays, Football, Basketball, Key Club, Thespians, Speech Play. Wolfe, Larry "He’s handsome and an athlete of the best!" Key Club, Football, Basketball, Track, "F” Club, Student Council, Student Patrol. Wolfe, Kay "Over the typewriter keys her fingers flash." Mixed Chorus, Girls’ Chorus, Band. Wyatt, Jerry "Why should I study, and make myself crazy?" F.B.I., Cafeteria, Bowling Club. York, Bob “Give me my own way and I'm happy." Football, Hi-Y, Foreign Language, Programs. Young, Carol Ann "Precious things come in small packages." Honor Society, Office, Foreign Language, Tri-Hi-Y, Band, Pep Band. Zantcr, Gloria “Her gay spirit and gracious manner delight us." Sub Debs, Tri-Hi-Y, Red Peppers, Thespians. Class Plays, Class Programs, Red. Bird Notes. Zortz, Barbara "Cool, calm and collected is she.” Pres. F.T.A., Math Club, Tri-Hi-Y, Foreign Language, Honor Society, Marshal to Class '62. 35The Juniors, Class of 1()64. entered FCHS this year with Only one more year left at FCHS and we can look back on our high school careers, but the many wonderful things which have happened to us here at FCHS will overshadow the few unpleasant things. In the fall we chose two of our loveliest girls, Susan Ahlni and Susan Green to represent our class at the I iomeconring Coronation. The Junior Class Play, The Matchmaker, was undoubtedly one of the best ever given at FCHS. The Junior-Senior Prom, as always, was an outstanding event for the Juniors, hut this year the Junior Class also held a special Christmas Dance. Our sponsor, Mr. Childers, helped us to make our year a success. Junior Class officers were: Jim Odum, president; Fred Donini, vice-president; Donna Pearson, treasurer; Patty Seagle, secretary. Next year will he our last year here at FCHS but our happy memories of many good times will never die. Taking their places are the class officers. Bottom row. Jim Odum, president; Donna Peorson, treasurer; Mr. Chjbiexi sponsor. Second row. Fred Donini, vice-president; Patty Seagle 'secretary. Adkins, Gerald Ahlm, Susan Allois, Wayne Alsburv, Bill Anderson, Judy Avery, Gary Baine, John Barton. Sandra Baudison, Judy Beers, Nancy Blake, Billy Joe Bonucchi, Marion 36joy because they were upperclassmen for the first time Boozer, Charles Boozer, Joyce Brock, Sandra Broskie, Carl David Brown, Sheila Burke, Jim Burnett, Nancy Burns, Richard Carrcll, Gilbert Casey, I Iclcn Sue Coleman, Tom Conner, Dennis Council, Janet Cowsert, Janice Craig, Janet Craig, Lulu Crcmer, Carla Dasher, Jackie Dillon, Vickie Donini, Fred Dorris, Tom Dotson, Bruce Drumsta, Mike Dugger, Trudy 37Talents were discovered and activities ivere carried out Filkins, Don Finazzo, Sarah Jane Foder, Janet Fowler, David Fritts, Patty Gant, Sue Gardner, Loetta Gipson, Jackie Gnavi, Carol Gray, Paulette Green, Susan Grissom, Kendra Gunter, Earl Hall, Gary Harper, Richard I Iarris, Jo Ann Hendrix, Joy Hengst, Marilyn Henley, Carla Holloway, Steve Hoppers, Edna Horrell, Terry Jennings, Carolyn Johnson, Debraas the Juniors came through another busy, fun-filled year Jones, Kathleen Jones, Lana Jones, Tena Jordan, Mary Ellen Kaiser, Jay Karnes, Nancy Karroll, Ronnie Kernosky, Anthony Koehl, Corliss Kolesar, Jerry Lamb, Kathy Lambert, Phil Lampa, Vici Lampley, Carlene Lavish, Virginia Lawrence, Paul Mandrell, Tommy Lewis, Ruth Lenzini, Donna Leeper, Larry Marrs, Davie Martin, Debby Martin, Dwight Martin, Jo Ella 39The Junior Class Play was performed after hard hours Masters, David McClerren, Janice McCurdy, Dorothy Melvin, Tommy Miskowsky, Mike Mitchell, Allona Moore, Cheryl Moore, Sheila Morris, Dena Niana, Elaine Nichols, David Nichols, Sandra Odum, Jim Orlowski, Marcia Owcnsby„ David Owsley, Gavland Owsley, Phyllis Palasky, Tom Pearson, Donna Petkas, Judy Pitchford, Sherry Pitchford, Terr)' Pousher, Beverly Prince, Sharon 40of practice, and it was proclaimed a hotvling success Reynolds, John Roberts, Brenda Robinson, Gayla Robinson, Leon Rodden, Danny Roe, Jo Ellen Rogers, Jim Rotramel, Lynda Rumsey, Linda Rumsey, Harold Rumsey, Kenneth Sabolo, Brenda Shelby, Kenneth Simmons, Charles Sims, Roy Smith, Vernie Stewart, Sharon Stipes, Janet Stipes, I larry Stophlet, Tern- 41Awaiting next year, we are a little sad and a little glad Story, Terry Straka, Kathy Summers, Vicki Sweet, Douglas Taylor, Andrea Thomas, Terry Toth, Sandra Trogu, Terry VanEckhout, Pauletta Varis, Bob Volanski, Carl Wade, Pam Walker, Brenda Webb, Jess Wicker, Cathy Williams, Boh Williams, Mike Williams, Sam Willmore, Sandra Wilson, Danny Wolfe, Judi Wright, Susan Young, SharonWe Sophomores, Class of 1965, are now upperclassmen Making up a lest can be a problem, but not for A. McReaken. Now vve know “the ropes!” As upperclassmen this year we know our way around, whereas last year we felt shy and confused. We have graduated from English I to English II; from algebra to geometry; and we feel rather important. We have been involved in many activities around the school. Twenty-four sophomore boys played junior varsity football, and a total of thirty-eight hoys participated in junior varsity basketball. One sophomore cheerleader was on the varsity squad, and five on the junior varsity squad. To show loyalty to FCHS, sophomores sold one thousand Booster badges. The 250 dollars made from the sale of these badges added to the money made in last year’s bake sales augmented the treasury. Class officers are: president, C. Russell; vice-president, A. McReaken; secretary, S. Browning; and treasurer, L. Carlisle. Mrs. Miller is our class sponsor. 43We have survived Julius Caesar, Silas Marner, grammar Alvcrson, Brenda Annis, Joan Arview, Dcloris Batts, Warren Bayer, Forrest Bclbas, Shiela Benner, John Bertctti, John Blades, Beverly Blades, Curtis Boner, Jay Boner, Mike Bow yer, Tint Boyett, Richard Boyd, Phyllis Britton, James Browning, Sherry Broy, Dennis Burke, Annette Burnes, Pat Caldwell, Paul Carlisle, Linda Carlson, Eddie Chismar, George Christian, Michael Chrostoski, Walter Clark, Jeary Lvn Clayton, Betty Compa, Frank Cowsert, Nancv Craig, Frances Dailey, Jamie Darnell, Kenneth Davis, Tom Dillard, Donnieand the Civil War in addition to tumbling and bowling Dodd, Lewie Dodd, Lewis Dorris, Phyll is Dossett, Linda Downs, Brenda Dragovich, Michael Enrietto, Nelson Filkins, Kenny Finney, Darlene Flood, Richard Foster, Carolyn Freeman, Thomas Frazier, Gerrv Fries, Larry Gant, Susan Gilula, Stanley Gossett, Ginger Grace, Carolyn Grimes, Arthur Groves, Georgia Groves, Janie Gunter, Diane Mall, Ethel I larper, David Harris, Gary 1 Icnsley, Carol I lindman, Dick I lorrell, Mickey 1 Iumphrey, Clinton Irvin, Wavne Jackson, Brenda Jones, Mona L. Karnes, Judy Karschnik, Carol Kelley, Linda 45We have had members on varsity and junior varsity teams Kern, Jean Ellen Killion, Mary Lee Kimberlin, Karen King, Ricky Kinney, Richard Kyker, Carl Krah, Randy Lamkin, Don Lear, Jack Ledbetter, Dennis Lentz, David Levanti, Mary Lynn Lewis, Howard Linglc, Gary Lingle, Tommy Litsch, Christine Mandrell, Eddie Marks, Marilyn Martin, Becky Mays, Donald Mays, Georgie McClintock, Richard McCoy, Cathy McDonald, Janet McDonald, Pat McGuire, Marion McReaken, Arthur Meredith, Peggy Mills, Jimmy Missavage, Arlene Mohring, Bobby Monoghan, Patricia Moore, Donna Morgan, Howard Morgan, Juniorand have contributed part of both cheerleading groups Morgan, Shiela Morris, Kenneth Mundy, Kandy Munsell, Bill Murphy, Benny Murphy, Lee Murphy, Leonard Nanni, Russell Neal, Nancy Neibch, Roger Nicholson, Marsha Nolen, Kay Nolen, Linda Norovich, Leona Orr, Bob Overturf, Cindy Parton, Beverly Patton, Jayne Perry, Dennis Podbielski, Jane Pritchard, Lonnie Pritchard, Paul Quarrels, Richard Ramsey, Donna Ramsey, Jim Reed, Jo Ann Rice, Donna Rice, Jackie Richerson, Jim Rivara, Barbara Rogers, Laurence Russell, Charles Russell, Lewis Sailliez, Larry Sailliez, Sue 47W e sold booster buttons to show our loyalty to FCHS Sailly, Larry Sanders, Norman Shannon, Karen Shelton, Lynncttc Sileven, Denny Simpson, Vickie Sinks, Larry Sipes, Janinc Sipes, Josiane Skuta, Charles Sloan, Alan Smith, Joyce Smith, Monty Smothers, Dretta Soulsby, Bruce Sparks, Linda Spears, Marsha Spence, Mike Spurlin, Dennis Stalions, Kathy Stone, Gloria Stufflebcan, Dee Sukoski, Carol Summers, Ronald Sweet, Danny Swcetin, Tom Sweikousky, Mike Swinkunas, Sandy Swofford, Jim Taylor, Joy Thomas, Ruth Ann Thompson, Sylvia Thorpe, Rita Tigner, Steve Turner, ArleneWe’re looking forward to the activities of next year Turner, Troy Tyler, Danny Urban, Michael Vaughn, Adolph Wagner, Bob Wall, Jeff Wall, Marsha Warren, Jerry Warren, Sherry Waters, Roberta Watson, Alan Weaver, Terry Wells, Pat White, Mary White, Mike White, Roy Whitson, Jerry Wiggins, Randy Wilburn, Richard Wilkinson, John Willard, Jim Williams, Brad Williams, Norman Williams, Sandy Williams, Stan Wilmore, Wayne Wilson, Andy Woods, Jerry Wright, Brad Zalensky, Staneta Zimblcman, MikeWe Freshmen, Class of 1966, blasted off August 29, 7962 Here we are, the class of ’66, at last in orbit around FCHS. The first few laps were certainly new and different, and we had a few adjustments to make, but now we are in “seventh heaven.” The time in orbit has gone very rapidly. First of all, we have concentrated on the subjects required of all beginning students: physical education, English, world history, math, and on the one elective permitted us. We have also worked together as a class. Early in October we had a Freshman Part)’ to help us all get better acquainted. Then we held a bake sale to make money. Our class was represented in the Homecoming Court by Linda Lavish and Marcella Shelton. The class officers were: Mike Simpson, president; Mike Riva, vice-president; Sue Williams, secretary; and Sharon Bolin, treasurer. Our sponsor was Mrs. Janes. After the count-down and blast-off, everyone at FCI IS made us feel welcome, and we are looking forward to our next three years at FCHS. The pleased expressions of the freshman officers indicate that they are glad at last to be in high school. Row I: M. Riva, M. Simpson, Mrs. Janes. Row 2: S. Williams, S. Bolin. Aaron, Don Adkins, Steve Allen, Sandra Anderson, Cindy Allen, Larry Annis, Marilyn Armcs,; Elizabeth Arnett, Leah Ashby, Jim Baine, Ray Barnes, Jerry Bayless, Pat Bearden, Dale Bejmovicz, Loretta Benbrook, Marsha Benton, Robyn Bertetti, Marv Ann Bixler, PamelaWe will be privileged to see many changes made here Blake, Cheryl Bolin, Sharon Bonacorsi, Larry Bowers. Charles Bossle, Howard Bowlin, Emma Lou Boyer, Tom Boyett, Georgia Brashear, David Broskie, Jill Brown, Judy Butta, Dale Caldwell, Donna Capps, Lowena Clark, David Cogdill, Roger Collins, Terry Conaughty, Katherine Conner, Patricia Darnell, Linda Davis, John Davis, Larry Dawson, Robert Delgy, Ann Dimmick, John Dismore, Mary Donahue, Dick Donini. Karen Dorris, Johnny Dudenbostel, Cheryl Dugger, Larry Dycus, Carol Ellis, Larry Erthall, Phillip Evans, Tommy Farkus, Paul Filkins, Charlotte Foder, Anthony Foster, Patricia Freeman, Tommy Garbo, Linda Gass, Wayne Gelso, Marica George, Scheme Gossett, Dick Gossett, Janet Guminski, Cathv Hall, Judith 51We Freshmen may he shy, yet ire are eager to he accepted Harris, Bill Harris, Ted I lawkins, Linda Hemphill, Larry 1 lermetz, Shirley Herrell, Terry I lerron, George Hewlett, Tom 1 loffart, Kenneth Hogg. Joe Holeman, Wayne Hood, Jack Jennings, Brenda Johnson, Cynthia Johnson, James Jones, Theresa Jordan, Janice Julian, Danny Karas, Rickey Karroll, Mary King, James King, Wayne Kochi, L. D. Koonce, Kenneth Lamont, George Lauer, Esther Lavish, Linda Lavish, Richard Lawrence, Nancy Laymon, Robert Loftus, Bill Lukens, Sally Lutostanski, Romaula Mack. Bernard Marks, Dawnella Marrs, Joyce Martin, Nancy Masters, Ruth Ann McClellan, Dennis McClement, Bill McCord, David McCord, Elaine McElyea, Charles McGIasson, Betsy McGuire, Jay Melvin, Carla Melvin, Glenn Melvin, Susan 52We ivill be in orbit around FCHS for the next four years Mercer, Ricki Mihalich, Steve Miller, Billie Mills, John Mac Mings, Ronnie Mitchell, Richard Moak, Dennis Modglin, Linda Monfrcdini, Jimmy Morgan, Jacky Morris, Rex Morris, Rocky Murphy, Judith Murphy, Larry Neal, David Nees, Donna Neilson, James Neibel, Larrv Nichols, Glenda Nipper, O. H. Norman, Pamela Odle, Ricky Odle, Ronnie Orlowski, Theresa Oster, Kitty Osterhout, Burle Overturf, Philip Owsley, Ricky Patton, Penelope Paul, John Paulk, Patricia Peacock, Gary Peek, Janella Plumlee, Elizabeth Plummer, Evelyn Pollack, Vivian Powell, Judith Pritchard, Danny Prusaczyk, John Prusaczyk, Katherine Prusaczyk, Pamela Rauback, Joann Raymond, Gregory Reed, Joyce Reed, Judy Rendleman, Bruce Rice, Debbie Riva, Mike 53Like grass we’re green, but our growth may soon be seen Roberts, Fred Robinson, Lotte Carol Rogers, Bill Rumsey, Carolyn Sala, Jim Schafer, Cheryl Semple, Pamela Serena, Iolanda Shelton, Bernadette Shelton, Kenneth Shelton, Marcella Simmons, Bob Simmons, John Robert Simmons, Lowell Simpson, Mike Smothers, Wayne Spovvart, Tim Spurlin, Kathy Stanley, Gary Summers, Phyllis Thomas, Hosea Thorpe, Jerry Toth, Carolyn Turner, Rebecca Van Zandt, Bobby Vaughn, Kay Walton, Robert Ward, Christine Weaver, Mark Weaver, Mike Weaver, Pat Whittington, Rickey Wilburn, I lelena Ruth Wilkinson, James Wilkinson, Jane Williams, Carol Williams, Sue Willis, Harriet Wilson, Elaine Wilson, John Wilson, Terry Winstead, Judy Woods, Candace Wright, Warren Wyatt, Mike Yusko, Geraldine Zeboski, Joe Zortz, Rosemary 54Collins, Don Engram, John Robert Garris, Larry I ludgens. Tommy Melvin, Sandra Szapolis, John Pictures were not available for these students. Seniors: James F. Dodd, Lloyd Downs, Charlotte McLaren, Darrell Mills, Larry Orr, Charles Plasters, John Thomas, and Jan Turner. Juniors: Russell Bejmovicz, James Campbell, Danny Crawford, Rosemary Hensley, Bill Huff, Nick Leasck, Judy McKemie. Judy Pent, Jerry Riddle Alfredo Stanley, Dean Sullivan, Wayne Summers, Geneva Swei kausky, John Terry, Murnell Turner, and Patricia Van Zandt. The Roman Banquet gives the upperclassman a chance to make slaves of the freshmenl Shown at the bottom, sophomore Arthur McReaken labors at the command of senior Bill Cotter in a typical Initiation Day incident. 55 ■56‘ Build thee more stately mansions, () my soul, As the swift seasons roll! Leave thy low-vaulted past! Let each new temple, nobler than the last, Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast, Till thou at length art free. Leaving thine outgrown shell by life’s unresting seal.” The Chambered Nautilus Oliver Wendell Holmes to the ActivitiesHer Gracious Majesty, Queen Darlene McReaken. Lovely Queen Darlene McReaken and her escort. Bill Barr. Under the rule of Her Majesty, Queen Darlene, the 1962 Homecoming Court of FCHS created a lovely scene of ‘Autumn Leaves.Senior Attendants and escorts are: John W. Kinney and Sue Coleman, Lady-in-Waiting,- Diana Howe, Maid of Honor; Dennis Hutchcraft. and Jder ourt The Royal Court was graced by the presence of the charming retiring queen, Janie Willmore, escorted by Larry Wolfe. Lovely to look at were the members of the Chordettes, who sang for Queen Darlene. Bottom row: A. Taylor, S. Belbas, H. Willis, J. McDonald. Row 2. C. Schafer, P. Rogers, L. Sparks, D. Stuffle-bean. Row 3: J. Harris, S. Finazzo, R. Benton, J. Martin. Row 4: T. Jones, M. Schafer, D. Peorson, M. Killion. Row 5: B. Martin, C. Woods, M. Hengst, M. Benbrook, B. Alverson.Jun'or Attendant Susan Green escorted by Spunky Patton. Junior Attendant Susan Ahlm escorted by Lloyd Downs. Freshman Attendants Linda Lavish and Marcella Shelton with respective escorts, Mike McLain and James Irvin.- Jlom ei t tn in tj y On Monday, November 19, 1962? a bonfire marked the beginning of the annual Homecoming festivities. Spectators watched with great enthusiasm and excitement as the fire raced up the stake, burning the dummy Ranger. Following the bonfire, students attended a chili supper and a lively sock-hop. In a very impressive ceremony, Darlene McRcakcn, a pert senior lass, was crowned 1 lomecoming Queen. For the ceremony, the stage was elaborately decorated in gold and crimson. These colors were very suitable for the theme “Autumn Leaves.” Gracing the autumnal scene were Queen Darlene’s attendants who were chosen from each of the four classes. The Redbirds met their rivals, the Benton Rangers, on Thanksgiving Day. and avenged the last two years bv winning 26-6. These girls were also nominated by the Senior Class as queen candidates: D. Thompson, K. Whitt, ond standing, M. McGuire. Top.- Sophomore Attendant Sherry Browning and Rick Bedokis. Bottom.- Sophomore Attendant Gerry Frazier and Danny Wheeler.MIXED CHORUS—bottom row: S. Finozzo, J. Harris, J. Sipes, J. Brown, J. McDonald, L. Sparks. Row 2: K. Shelton, D. Donahue, R. Burns, M. Killion, C. Schafer, M. Schafer. Row 3. R. Odle, J. Hogg, N. Burnett, B. Simmons, C. Woods, B. Martin, G. Lamont. Row 4. J. Hood, L. Martin, M. Weaver, D. Owensby, B. Murphy, R. Mitchell, P. Pritchard, J. Morgan. Mr. Whitmer's uplifted finger is truly the storting gun for all vocal groups of F.C.H.S. Under his able direction their rhythm and hormony find their way into the hearts of all listeners. i world of happiness is GIRLS CHORUS—bottom row: H. Willis, S. Belbas, A. Taylor, $. Finozzo. J. Reed. J. McDonald, L. Sparks, J. Sipes, J. Powell. Row 2: J. Broskie, J. Hall, J. Brown, K. Conoughty, J. Martin, P. Bayless, J. Harris, J. Ruback. Row 3: C. Grace, B. Alverson, R. Benton, R. Hensley, S. Coleman, T. Jones, M. Killion, P. White, D. Stufflebean. Row 4: C. Schafer, M. Benbrook, B. Sabolo, C. Woods, G. Gossett, B. Simons, B. Martin, M. Hengst, M. Schafer, N. Burnett.Bottom row: H. Willis, A. Taylor, R. Benton, D. Stufflebean, P. Bayless, J. Martin. Row 2: J. Rauback, T. Jones, P. White, B. Sabolo, J. Britton, D. Pritchard, J. Dorris. Row 3: S. Belbas, S. The F. C. H. S. choral department this year consisted of thirty-seven girls and thirty-five boys under the direction of Mr. Whitmer, vocal music instructor. This year a new system of rehearsals was introduced. Besides having two girls’ classes during the first and second periods, a fourth hour class was established for both boys and girls. This group rehearsed every day in preparation for performances during the year. In the fall, several students from the department attended the S. I. LI. Choral Clinic at Carbondalc. Both the annual Christmas concert and the Spring Coleman, M. Benbrook, L. Fries, G Gossett, M. Hengst, R. Hensley, K. Filkins. Row 4: L. Rogers, T. Hewlett, B. Rogers, K. Morris, C. Gipson, T. Freeman, D. Abner, C. Broskie. concert received many commendations. A new type of concert was introduced this year. Both departments, choral and instrumental, blended notes and rhythms to present a light musical concert in February'. Among the favorites of the tunes presented were “Scarlet Ribbons” and “Dry Bones.” At the beginning of the school year, twenty-one girls were chosen to be Chordcttcs. These girls performed at the Coronation of the I lomecoming Queen and on other occasions. Other smaller groups formed this year were a boys’ quartet and a girls’ sextet. foretold by the harmony of our street voices Bottom row: K. Hoffort, J. Dorris, K. Shelton, K. Filkins, D. Moak, J. Dimmick, B. loftus, R. Odle, D. Pritchard. Row 2: J. Britton, J. Hogg, J. Hood, L. Fries, R. Mings, D. Donahue, J. Morgan. Row 3: I. Rogers, B. Rogers, B. Abner, T. Hewlett, G. Lomont, T. Freeman, C. Broskie, R. Burns. Row 4: K. Morris, R. Mitchell, D. Ower.sby, C. Gipson, M. Weaver, B. Murphy, L. Simmons, P. Pritchard, D. Gossett, I. Martin.Each year the chorus elects members to serve on the Finazzo, A. Taylor, J. Britton. Back Row: Mr. Whitmer. cabinet. The group sets up chorus rules and plans C. Gipson, L. Martin, and L. Rogers display a "Redbird money-making projects. Front Row: J. McDonald, S. J. Stool” which chorus members sold to make money. Concert or the latest rock tv roll session Oboe: S. Gilula, M. Wyatt. B Clarinet: J. Kaiser, B. Rivara, B. Soulsby. C. Koehl, K. Stalions, L. Sparks, C. Moore, R. Mercer. D. Rice. K. Shannon, N. Martin. P. Paulk, I. Arnett, S. Zalensky, M. Nicholson, I. Davis, I. Dugger. Alto Saxophone: V. Summers, W. Wright, M. Spence. Alto Clarinet: D. Nees. Tenor Saxophone: S Nichols, J. Adkins. Baritone Saxophone: D. Gosset. Boss Clarinet: J. Woods, P. Norman, Janet Gossett. Trumpet: C. Russell, R. Flood.Looking quite stunning in their elaborate new uniforms are our lovely FCHS twirlers. They are: J. Woods, J. Gossett, head majorette K. Stalions, B. Rivaro, and N. Martin. They led the band through many half-time performances at the football games. you haven’t heard it ’til you hear our hand Cornet: C. Young, J. Odum, D. Higgerson, P. Lambert, L. Boyer, T, Herrell, S. Adkins, J. Nielson, P. Farkas, J. Lear, R. Harper, T. Boyer, V. Morris. French Horn: L. Craig, S. Lukens. Trombone: M. Weaver, T. Spowart, J. Thorpe, D. Wicker. Baritone: J. Campbell, P. Weaver, C. Mocaby. Bass: F. Craig, J. King. Per cussion: J. Walters, B. Varis, M. Bonucchi, O. H. Nipper, D Bearden, J. Paul, I. D. Koehl.The Pep Bond, caught in the act of living up to their reputation, adds to the excitement of the pep sessions during the football and basketball seasons, giving the team more inspiration. Bottom row: P. Lambert, R. Flood, D. Gossett, T. Spowart, M. Weaver. Row 2: F. Craig, C. Young, J. Odum, J. Adkins, J. Campbell, P. Weaver, Mr. Alan Crawford—director, J. Walters, B. Voris. Inspecting the new uniforms are the officers of the FCHS band: Jerry Woods, Jim Walters, Charles Russell, and Richard Flood. Mr. Crawford is shown here at practice, conducting the band in one of the numbers which they played in the concert. Our style is classy; our music9 always coolOur swingin'9 bund goes on a “Swingin’ Safari” The year got off to a fast start for the marching hand, for after only three days of practice, they journeyed to Sesser to march in the Labor Day Parade. Many hours of hard practice were spent in perfecting the intricate formations which the band performed at all home football games, and other hours were spent practicing for I lomecoming. The lively music enjoyed by everyone at all home basketball games was supplied by our band, and during the year the band presented two concerts with the chorus. It also gave a Spring Concert and played several numbers in the annual All School Music Demonstration. At graduation time, the concert band supplied the processional music for the graduates. The band held various fund-raising pr6jects throughout the year. Among these were a light bulb sale in the fall and a candy Side in January. The officers of this year’s band were: Captain, Jim Walters; 1st Lt., Jerry Woods; 2nd Lt., Charles Russell: Sergeant of Property, Richard Flood. Surrounded by musical scores and records of his office, bond director Alan Crawford literally lives in a musical atmosphere. The brain of the marching band is the head majorette. This year Kathy Stalions, left, was chosen for this important position. Although her responsibilities are heavy and the practices arduous, she enjoys her job and is dismayed by nothing—not even an animated horn!Speciol Editors Martha Dean and Nancy Lawrence con- Junior Editor Tena Jones and Freshman Editor Sharon Bolin template the pages for which they must draw layouts. carefully proofread the names for their class pictures. The Redbird staff finds that inspiration is Bottom row: T. Jones, J. Guminski, D. Pearson, T. Dugger. Row 2: P. Seagle, S. Bolin, 1S. Belbas, P. Monaghan, C. McCoy, H Casey. Row 3: S. Holloway, Miss Alice L. Grant, C. lamkin. Senior Editor Judy Guminski was an indispensable staff member. She wrote and typed copy and letters, cropped pictures, sold ads, ran errands, interviewed people, and cheerfully helped other staff members. 68It has been said that creating is one of the greatest satisfactions in life. The eight regular members of the Redbird staff and the six assistants certainly have had the chance to have first hand knowledge of such satisfying moments. I hey also have had the chance to have first hand knowledge of the agonies connected with such creation. They have known the long search for exactly the right work to express an idea, the struggle to make a headline exactly the right length to fill a space, the frantic feeling when sparkling words and phrases would not come hut a deadline was coming or when a picture planned to he eye-catching turned out to be dull and ordinary. There have been satisfactions to offset these frustrations. The staff has experienced the thrill of seeing a beautiful, even type block result from the painstaking counting of characters, and they have glowed with pride on reading one of their sentences which vividly and exactly expressed an idea. Working on the Redbird staff has indeed given its members the warm feeling of having had a part in the creation of something enduring. nine parts perspiration Our efficient and hard-working sponsor, Miss Alice L. Grant, brought new ideas to this year's Redbird staff. Her ideas merited her a position as a group leader at the SISPA meeting this spring. At this meeting the Redbird staff was awarded first place for their double-page layout, from a field which included entries from four states. Art Editor Trudy Dugger and Sophomore Editor Pat Monaghan look Editor in Chief Charles Lamkin and Senior Editor Judy pleased with the results of their work. Guminski look through the dummy to check our progress. The editors ond managers look on as Charles lintner points out some features of one of the outstanding issues. Standing: Circulation manager J. Wall, Sports Editor C. Russell, Feature torial Editor L. Carlisle, Editor-in-Chief C. Lintner, and News Editor M. Schofer, Business Manager J. Wilkinson. Seated: Edi-Editor B. Simmons. “The gallery in which the reporters sit has The Red Bird Notes staff has worked diligently to maintain the well earned honor of being a Blue Banner newspaper. Their wealth of experience and their enthusiasm has helped them to maintain this standing. Editor-in-Chief C. Lintner has served the paper for four years; M. Schafer, three years; and B. Simmons, L. Carlisle, C. Russell, and J. Wilkinson, two years each. They agree with the advice of Joel Chandler Harris: “When you’ve got a thing to say, Say it! Don’t take half a day . . . Life is short—a fleeting vapor— Don’t you fill the whole blamed paper With a tale which, at a pinch, Could he cornered in an inch! Boil her down until she simmers, Polish her until she glimmers.” Circulation Manager Jeff Wall ond Public Relations Editor Kathy Lamb look on as Business Manager John Wilkinson proudly points out one of his numerous original advertisements. Editorial Editor Linda Carlisle, Fecture Editor Marcio Schafer, and News Editor Betsy Si mmons show their amusement over a clever feature story.Photographers Jim Swafford and Mike Zimbleman have equipment for processing photographs both here and at home. Sports Editor Charles Russell keeps records of all athletic events. Editor-in-Chief C. lintner and Sponsor Mr. Grissom, discuss bad and good points of a recent issue of the prize-winning paper. become a fourth estate of the realm” — Macaulay Bottom row: L. Carlisle, J. Wilkinson, B. Simmons, C. Lintner, D. Martin, M. Schafer. Row 2: C. Schafer, C. Shelton, K. Lamb, D. Sigler, D. Howe, G. Chismar, J. Wall, T. Sweetin, D. Fravell. Row 3: J. Swafford, M. Zimbleman, J. Karos, L. Downs, C Russell, Mr. Grissom. 71Bottom row: S. Wright, P. Von Eckhout. Row 2: J. Webb, D. Toler, M. Hengst, D. Sweet, J. Seiber, owoit the opproaching stranger. Junior play9 The Matchmaker, a clever comedy The Junior Class, under the direction of Mrs. Carolyn Burrill, on December 14 presented The Matchmaker, a delightful comedy concerning a 60 vear old merchant, Mr. Vandergelder, who decided to take a wife. To help him in the process, he hired Mrs. Levi, Marilyn Hengst, a matchmaker who, herself, secretly wanted to marry the merchant, Don Toler. By the shrewd way in which she went about her scheming, she involved everyone. Susan Wright portrayed Mrs. Molloy, and Pauletta Van Eckhout was her assistant. Jackie Dasher was an old friend of the late Mrs. Vandergelder. and John Terry was Ambrose, a young man seeking the hand of Vandcrgelder’s niece, Vickie Dillon. Jim Seiber, Doug Sweet, and Jess Webb portrayed clerks; Dwight Martin, a barber; and Terry Stophlet, a waiter. Trudy Dugger and Sue Gant were a housekeeper and a cook, respectively. Bottom row: D. Martin, J. Terry, T. Stophlet. Row 2: T. Dugger, J. Dasher, V. Dillon, S. Gant, capably performed Bottom: J. Seiber. Row 2. S. Wright, D. Toler, M. Hengst, D. Sweet. Row 3: J. supporting roles in the Junior Class play. Webb, P. Van Eckhout. They gave tremendous performances in the principal roles.A Man Called Peter9 a memorial to Miss Hoye Dedicated to the memory of Miss Alice Hoye, former speech teacher at FCI IS, the Senior Class, under the competent direction of the present instructor, Mrs. Burrill, on October 25th, presented the heartwarming play, A Alan Called Peter. Like the Reverend Peter Marshall, Miss Hoye was dedicated to her ideals and to her fellow men. Like Rev. Marshall, her reward was death, and like him also, her memorial lives within the hearts of the community she served. The play deals with the life of Rev. Peter Marshall, a Protestant minister, portrayed by Don Toler. It is a true story of a Scottish immigrant who became a minister and served as Chaplain of the United States Senate. His kind and understanding wife, Catherine, was portrayed by Meredith McGuire. Brad McLain, a grade school student. played in a realistic manner, the part of Peter John, the Marshall’s young son. Other memorable roles were: Allan Talbot, Skip Witunski; Barbara Logan and Nancy Everetts, vivacious high school seniors, Gloria Zanter and Rosclyn Trcsso: Joe Keating. Darrell Mills; Susan Grant, Karen Drake: George Yost, Susan's fiance, Spunky Patton; the Bickle sisters, Judith and Jesse, Pam White and Jan Turner, respectively; Susan’s parents, Steven and Marian, Dennis Coleman and Carmel Shelton; Senator James Knox Polk, Jerry Wyatt; I Iulda, the inefficient housekeeper. Kathy Clark. The Senior Class feels that the play was a lasting tribute to a wonderful teacher. The memory' of Miss I loye and of this play, will remain with us as an outstanding event of our senior year. Top Left: D. Mills and B. McLain. Top Center: C. Shelton and D. Coleman. Top Right: M. McGuire, D. Mills, and S. Witunski. Bottom Left: P. White, K. Clark, M. McGuire and J. Wyatt. Bot- tom Right. Gathered in the Marshall living room ore several members of the play cast: D. Toler, S. Patton, K. Drake, D. Mills. Seated: M. McGuire, S. Witunski and B. McLain.Bottom Row: C. Wicker, J. McClerren, L. Norovich, J. Kern, B. Armes, K. Spurlin, J. Peek, N. Lawrence. Row 2: S. Allen, S. Thomspon, K. Stations, D. Howe, S. Swinkunas, D. Pearson, P. Seagle, A. Mitchell, V. Lavish, S. Stewart. Row 3: J. Hedley, E. Lauer, R. Wilburn, K. Donini, S. Melvin, T. Jones, M. Bertetti, Our vision is eight-fold Future Homemakers of America Is FHA sponsor Mrs. Hedley in her second childhood? No, she's just admiring one of the dolls from Mrs. John Finazzo's collection, which was exhibited at one of the FHA meetings. G. Yusko, J. Petkas, K. Lamb, P. Monaghan, L. Modglin, K. Whitt, R. Tresso, M. Chamness. Row 4: D. Caldwell, C. Duden-bostel, V. Melvin, R. Masters, P. Conner, R. Chrostoski, R. Zortz, L. Bejmovicz, K. Jones, B. Sabolo, L. Plumlee, M. White, B. Par-ton, J. Taylor, B. Jackson. and world-wide The Future Homemakers of America is an organization composed of girls who are interested in furthering their knowledge of homemaking. Some of the goals are: to emphasize the importance of worthy home membership, to encourage democracy in home and community life, and to promote international good will. The motto of the club is “Toward New Horizons ' Activities during the year include a formal initiation, a Mother-Daughter Banquet, and programs on outdoor cookery, jewelry making, Christmas ideas, doll collecting, and cake decoration. FHA girls each year are in vited to attend the Fall Rally, and the officers attend the Leadership Training Conference. The new president attends a training conference in Bloomington. The club officers are: president, Patty Seagle; vice-president, Sharon Stewart; secretary, Allona Mitchell; treasurer, Virginia Lavish; historian, Sandy Swinkunas; parliamentarian, Diana I lowe; public relations chairman, Kathy Stalions; chairman of projects, Sylvia Thompson; and the chairman of recreation, Donna Pearson. Mrs. I lubert Seagle and Mrs. Thomas Pearson are chapter mothers. Mrs. Hedley is sponsor. 74The Student Council, consisting of representatives from every home room, is the student governing body of FCHS. It is an organization which helps promote new ideas and which aims to improve pupil participation in school affairs. The Council meets during the seventh hour on the day before a home room is scheduled so members may discuss new projects to be brought up. One of the Student Council's activities is sponsoring the annual Homecoming. Through different projects, the Council provided the financing for the coronation ceremony. During American Education Week, the Council sponsors Student Government and Student Dress-up Day. On this day the whole student body “dresses up,” and the student-teachers and class officers are in charge of the school. Another Council activity is conducting the March of Dimes drive in our school. The Council sponsors other special projects as the need arises — its purpose always being to improve FCHS. Student Body President Albert Kern serves as Student Council president and is in charge of projects. The other officers are: Susan Green, secretary; and Kendra Crowell, treasurer. Miss Pyatt is the sponsor. Marcia Schafer, under the sponsorship of the Student Council, conducted o successful drive for the West Frankfort United Fund. Government of students9 by students9 for students Student Council Bottom Row: Miss Pyatt, M. Riva, S. Green, A. Kern, S. Patton, K. Crowell, B. Barr, L. Wolfe. Row 2: J. Biggs, S. Williams, J. McDonald, S. Bolin, S. Browning, D. McReaken, J. Gossett, C. Litsch, K. Stations, B. Rivara, N. Cowsert, M. Moore, P. Wade. p Lam- Row 3: M. Simpson, G. Lamont, J. Burke, M. Zimblemon, • bert, R. Cogdill, D. Higgerson, C. Russell, J. Monfredim, ■ nolds, J. Odum.J. Campbell and P. Clark show their elation after being chosen king and queen to reign over the FFA Farmer's Ball which the FFA and the Sub Deb Club held for the first time this year. From a relatively small beginning, the FFA club of FCI IS has grown in size and in importance until it has come to he one of the best-known and most influential clubs in school. Throughout the year the club has participated in many interesting and educational activities which have proven the club to be very successful. Since activities are the life blood of any organization, the FFA club has scheduled plenty of activities rang ing from those where participation is an individual matter to those that involve the whole club, affect the whole school and the surrounding community. I heir activities fell into four important categories. They were: leadership training, educational and recreational activities, plus community sendee. Thev attended state and national contests and in the spring held an educational tour. They also helped around Christmas time with the March of Dimes and the 1 ree of Lights. For recreational activities they had skating parties as well as Parent-Son Banquets. Also, they held a Farmer’s Ball jointly with the Sub Deb Club, at which James Campbell and Patty Clark were crowned FFA King and Queen because of their original costumes. Busy boys who are learning to do, doing to Mr. Smith watches Albert Kern as he works on a portable hog Mr. Smith advises Davie Marrs as he welds his wagon frame, house sun-shade which was Albert's project this yeor. On hand which won his this year’s farm mechanics award. Tim Tevdo- to offer his services and give some advice is Richard Burns. vich looks on and is ready and willing to offer his services. 76 Bottom Row■ D Marrs A. Kern, A. Sloan, R. Burns, M. Spence, Lentz, G. Stanley, G. Lingle, R. Smith. Row 3: T. Tevdovich, L. J. Campbell, C. Skuta. Row 2: F. Craig, W. Gass, G. Herron, J. Murphy, L. Russell, T. Weaver, M. Urban, J. Boner, W. Chrostoski, Neilson, J. King, R. White, B. Orr, A. Foder, T. Sweetin, D. C. Blades, R. Cogdill, L. Marrs, T. Hewlett, R. Summers. learn; earning to live, and living to serve EXHIBIT] Albert Kern -Charles Skuta Mike Spence -Larry Marrs -Davie Marrs -Richard Burns James Campbell Lewis Russell Tim Tevdovich Walter Chrostoski -Leonard Murphy Tom Sweetin Kenny Swalls Terry Weaver CHAPTER PRODUC Beef Corn Soybeans Farm Mechanics • Swine Public Speaking Small Grains Extemporaneous Speaking 4 WINNINGS 1962 $277.94 68.00 64.19 28.00 27.00 25.75 25.25 21.25 18.60 16.25 9.75 9.25 2.78 1.29 ION AWARD WINNERS Albert Kern Mike Spence Albert Kern Davie Marrs Albert Kern Jay Boner Albert Kern Albert Kern Charles Skuta proudly poses with his Chester White junior gilt, which won first place at the Du Quoin FFA Fair on September 9. 77The cream of the crop Honor Society Membership in this society is selected by faculty vote on the basis of scholarship, leadership, character, and service. The student must have a “B” average. Being chosen a member of this society is one of the highest honors which can he bestowed at FCI IS. Bottom Row-. D. Toler, C. Young, M. Dean, D. McReoken, J. Gautreaux, C. Lamkin. Row 2: B. Zortz, M. McGuire, K. Whitt, K. Crowell, R. Reynolds, S. Coleman, P. White, N. Castagna. Row 3: D. Thompson, B, Simmons, J. Kinney, S. Patton, J. Irvin, B. Cotter, F. Fenter, Mr. Hastie. Bottom Row: M. Hengst, S. Wright, A. Mitchell, J. Petkas, D. Pearson, S. Pitchford. Row 2: K. Jones, D. Thompson, S. Stewart, C. Cremer, S. Finazzo, S. Toth, Miss Nave. Row 3: A. Patterson, M. Schafer, J. Kolesar, C. Koehl, T. Pitchford, M. Drumsta, R. Harper. Creative Writers Rhythm, rhyme9 reason Scholarships amounting to $125.00 were awarded by sponsor, Miss Nave, to contest winners: 1962, P. Capps — National Poetry; B. Curry — State Essay. 1963 National Essay: J. Petkas, S. Stewart, and D. McCurdy. Officers: president, M. Schafer; vice-president, J. Kolesar; secretary-treasurer, S. J. Finazzo. 78Not all Picassos, but - Art Club Bottom Row: R. Zortz, N. Beers, M. Jordan, D. Ramsey, D. Ar-view, M. levanti, D. Thompson, D. Lamkin, P. Prusaczyk. Row 2: L. Plumlee, A. Turner, J. Sipes, C. Dudenbostel, S. Thompson, J. Taylor, K. Stations, L. Sparks, R. Thorpe, J. Sipes, L. Capps, E. McCord. Row 3: Mrs. Lee, M. Miskowsky, J. Swofford, S. Pod-bielski, R. Hemphill, F. Fenter, J. Toms, D. Aaron. Bottom Row. L. Simmons, G. Raymond, J. Bertett., K. Morris. T. Bowyer. J. Swofford, S. Tigner, G. Chtsmor, R. Aanm, A. Foder, R Mings. Row 2. T. Sweetin, J. Britton, T. Herrell, I. Soilliez. D. Broy, L. Sinks, T. Harris, F. Bayer, D. Donahue, M. Horrell. A. McReoken, M. Christian. R. White, T. tingle. Row 3: B. Wright. M. Simpson. J. Ramsay, R. Kinney, J. Wilson. D. Hindman, R. Mitchell, O. H. Nipper. M. Riva, J. Sola, J. Monfredini, D. McCord, W. Wright, P. Pritchard, Mr. J. Summers. Hi-Y Boys of high standards The Art Club, under the direction of Mrs. Zetta Lee, exhibited their paintings at the city library and made sketching trips to Giant City, Carbondale, and the St. Louis Art Museum. The officers are: Don Lamkin, president, and Mary Lynn Levanti, secretary-treasurer. The Hi-Y Club is a Christian organization for all high school boys. It has as its slogan: clean speech, sports, and scholarship. The officers are: S. Tigner, president; G. Chismar, vice president; B. Soulsby, secretary-treasurer, and J. Swofford, chaplain. 79 Darlene McReaken reflects the as they talk about one of the interest of her discussion group bills that has been submitted at the Pre-legislative Conference, her campaign speech for the At right. Sue Coleman is making position of Clerk of the House. Allied with a universal to create Bottom Row: J. Gautreaux, S. Belbas, B. Rivara, P. Wade, P. Gray, M. Levanti, N. Burnett, S. Green, C. McCoy, B. Walker, D. Dillard. Row 2: S. Wright, A. Missavage, V. Dillon, N. Beers, M. Jordan, M. McGuire, M. Mrla, H. Casey, B. Roberts, S. Brock, A. Burke, S. Zalensky, K. Kimberlin, C. Overturf, S. Browning. Row 3. C. Young, K. Grissom, J. Foder, D. Howe, C. Shelton, S. McKemie, J. McDonald, M. Orlowski, J. Petkas, C. Henley, K. Lamb, J. Patton, P. Seagle, S. Pitchford, J. Wolfe, P. McDonald, K. Whitt, M. Wall, S. Warren, N. Cowsert, J. Turner. Row 4: C. Sukoski, P. Colvin, D. Moore, D. Martin, C. Koehl, T. Dugger, L. Carlisle, J. Taylor, L. Sparks, P. Meredith, V. Lampa, B. Sabolo, C. Litsch, S. Swinkunas, D. Pearson, M. Hengst, D. Stufflebean, M. Killion, M. Dean, P. Van Eckhout, T. Jones, P. Dorris. 80Bottom Row: S. Lukens, H. Willis, M. Bertetti, R. Zortz, R. Mos-tcrs, L. Plumlee, J. Clark, E. lauer, K. Spurlin, M. Karroil. Row 2: J. Gossett, G. Yusko, S. Finazzo, A. Ahlm, M. Moore, S. Coleman, A. Mitchell, M. Schafer, D. McReaken, B. Armcs, C. Gumin-ski, C. Williams. Row 3: S. Fiori, R. Wilburn, J. Jordan, R. Mercer, T. Orlowski, S. Bolin, P. Bixler, J. Brown, L. Modglin, P. Norman, S. Williams, J. Peak, J. Winstead, N. Lawrence, K. Prusaczyk. Row 4: B. Jackson, J .Wilkinson, V. Pollock, R. Benton, E. Bollin, C. Blake, C. Shafer, B. McGlosson, P. Patton, L. Lavish, S. Nichols, P. Paulk, E. Plummer, P. Prusaczyk, D. Marks, E. McCord. maintain and extend high ideals of character The Tri-Hi-Y Club, affiliated with the YMCA, is a girls’ organization proposing to create, maintain, and extend throughout the home, school, and community high standards of Christian character. During the school year the girls strove to fulfill this purpose by engaging in many helpful activities. At Christmas time, baskets containing homemade cookies and candy were prepared and taken to elderly people in our community. In February, thirty members attended in Springfield, the South Pre-legislative Conference of the Youth Government Program of the YMCA. It was designed to prepare the delegates for the Youth and Government mock legislature held in April. At this con ference, Sue Coleman was elected Clerk of the House, and she assumed her duties in April. An innovation in Tri-Hi-Y social life was made this year. Instead of a spring formal dance, a dinner-dance with a midnight supper was held at the Country Club. Club officers arc: pres., Darlene McReaken; v-pres., Marilyn Moore; rec. secy. Sue Coleman; corr. secy. Marcia Schafer; treas., Susan Ahlm; chaplain, Allona Mitchell; ass’t. chaplain, Sarah Jane Finazzo. Mrs. Dan L. Fiori is club sponsor. That the Pre-legislative conference was not all serious is evidenced in this picturel P. Patton, B. McGlosson, A. Burke, and K. Whitt are enjoying the luncheon speaker's remarks. 81Freedom belongs to those who care enough to work For it. The Kiwanis-sponsored Key Club proposes and develops activities and projects designed to sene the communin' and school and to help each member to realize the importance of working together for the com mon good. Each member strives to make this club one of which the whole school may he proud. At the weekly meetings, the members made plans for their many worthwhile activities. These included putting up Christmas decorations, including the tree in the main hall; the repainting of the boat at the Cin' Park, named in honor of Miss Iloye; the polishing of the trophies in the gymnasium; the participation in the Kiwanis semi-annual chicken barbecue; sponsoring the Teri-minutes-for-peace program; and giving the annual Key Club Variety Show. At the National Key Club Convention held in Springfield, Illinois, Jay Kaiser was elected District Treasurer, and Jim Odum was elected Lieutenant Governor of the Illinois and Eastern Iowa District. The club officers are: president, Bill Cotter; vice-president, Jim Walters; secretary, Jim Burke; treasurer, Dick I liggerson; historian, Tony Kemosky; and awards chairman. Fred Donini. Mr. Ernie Yuhas, business instructor, is the sponsor. Key Club members Dick Boyett and Dick Melvin display the Red-bird plastic seat cushions which were sold by the Key Club for the first time this year. Melvin was chairman of the project and Boyett was high salesman, selling a total of fifteen cushions. Key Clubbers strive to fulfill freedom’s challenge Key Club Bottom Row. S. Patton, T. Kernosky, J. Burke, J. Walters, B. Cot- A. McReoken. Row 3: J. Irvin, B. Barr, T. Palasky, F. Scobby, D ter, J. Kaiser, D. Higgerson, J. Odum. Row 2: R. Flood, M. Zim- Boyett, L. Wolfe, S. Witunski, T. Fields, J. Wilkinson, blemon, T. Coleman, S. Gilulo, D. Wheeler, C. Russell, B. Soulsby,Bottom Bow: Mrs. Williams, S. Wright, M. Chomness, M. Mrlo, K. Crowell, S. Coleman, J. Martin. Row 2: Mrs. Medlin, P. Norman, J. Biggs, J. Giles, A. Burke, D. Finney, E. Richerson, K. Whitt, M. McGuire, M. White, C. Shelton Row 3: Mrs. Culbert- son, V. Williams, R. Reynolds. S. Ledbetter, J. Gautreaux, B. Simmons, A. Patterson, M. Britton, G. Groves, D. Carr, J. Gumin-ski, Miss Stephens. They also serve their school - by helping the office Office Workers Office workers A. Turner and G. Groves collect absence slips during the second hour and mark them up on the absentee board. Approximately 26 FCHS girls work in the various administrative offices of the school. In the main office, they are under the supervision of Mrs. Culbertson and are girls from advanced business classes. Their job consists of running dittoes and stencils, counting money, putting up the mail, and doing errands. The girls who work in offices of Dean Pyatt and Dean McDonald are taken from a studv hall, and they usually have had some previous office experience. A different girl has charge of the office each hour. She collects the absence slips, marks the absences, and runs errands for the deans. The girls who work in the guidance office are usually chosen from students recommended to the director as responsible workers. They type, file cards, and hClp the students who consult the occupational file. There is no credit given for working in any of the offices, but the girls receive from it a lot of experience and the great satisfaction of knowing that their work is helping to make FCHS a better, more smoothly running school. It’s a lot of fun, too! 83Time to blast off!! Rocket Club Now in its second year, the Rocket Club is going full blast. Some well designed rockets were made during the year, and the experience gained by the successful launchings made up for any failures. Richard Flood was the president. Mr. Summers was club sponsor. Bottom row: J. Boner, J. Benner, R. Flood, M. Zimblemon, T. Freemen. Row 2: W. Batts, J. Dodd, J. Lear, J. Swafford. Mr. Summers, Sponsor. Bottom row: D. Wheeler, B. Barr, T. Coleman J. Kaiser, J. Kinney. Row 2: M. McLain, P. Sipes, L. Martin, L. Fries, L. Downs, D. Hindman, G. Ernest. Row 3: T. Seddon, L. Wolfe, D. Hutch-craft, S. Patton, D. Higgerson, R. Bedokis, W. Williams. "F" Club Sports award winners These are the boys who receive the letters that are worn on the sweaters that are borrowed by the girls who like the boys who earn the letters that are given by the coaches to reward the boys who belong to the club that is known as the “F” Club. 84) ou re on a diet? Oh! Cafeteria Club Bottom Row: M. Dean, K. Shannon, R. Thorpe, S. Williams, D. Fravell, T. Thomas, C. McCoy. Row 2: L. Arnett, J. Stipes, J. Winstead, M. Dismore, T. Tevdovich, D. Mayes, R. Clover, L. Stipes, M. Christian. Row 3. W. Gass, D. Perry, C. Boozer, D. Mook, J. Britton, G. Chismar, K. Filkins, D. Aaron, B. Pousher, J. Poole, P. Bayless, M. McGuire, S. Morgan. Row 4: T. Freeman, D. Abner, I. Marrs, D. Marrs, D. Collins, B. Wright, W. Will-more, G. Maze, K. Rumsey, J Szapolis. Bottom Row.- J. Baine, T. Story, R. Bejmovicz, P. Lawrence, J. Wyatt. Row 2: R. Baine, D. McClellan, D. Pritchard, J. McGuire, D. Conner, N. Leasck, D. Masters, G. Avery. Row 3 E. Ricci, V. Smith, F. Dohanich, R. Yandell, B. Blake. Future Builders and Industrialists Creative hands, minds FCI IS would certainly be at a loss if it were not for its efficient cafeteria workers. Their activities through out the year include a sock hop, a chili supper, a hay ride, and a trip to St. Louis. Club officers are: president, T. Tevdovich; vice-president D. Marrs; and secretary. R. Reynolds. Mrs. Newton is club sponsor. Translating ideas from the mind to the hands is the purpose of Future Builders and Industrialists. Activities include working for March of Dimes and attending the Regional Arts Club meeting. Officers are: president, Terry Story; vice-president, Paul Lawrence, secretary, John Baine; treasurer, Russell Bejmovicz; sentinel. Gary Avery. 85 The following girls occumuloted the greatest number of points for the year: Bottom Row: P. Wade, D. Moore, D. McReaken, C. Lampley, S. Green. Row 2: R. Lutostanski, M. Bertetti, L. Carlisle, R. Lewis, S. Coleman, A. Mitchell, B. Martin, B. Jackson, V. Pollack, P. Patton. Row 3: J. Jordan, M. Wall, G. Frazier, J. Woods, J. Roe, M. Orlowski, M. Levanti, K. Prusaczyk, J. Peek, P. Gray, T. Orlowski, G. Yusko. Row 4: J. Patton, C. Guminski, L. Modg- lin, J. Taylor, S. Swinkunas, K. Stations, J. Brown, N. Martin, M. Killion, C. Semple, A. Missavage. Row 5: C. Woods, G. Boyett, J. Wilkinson, J. McDonald, J. Hall, S. Bolin, P. Paulk, I. Serena, B. Shelton, E. Plummer, M. Shelton. Row 6: P. Semple, D. Rice, H. Willis, K. Grissom, B. Sabolo, M. Karroll, M. Benbrook, C. Sukoski, J. Reed. Frankie9 Red Peppers the rambunctious Redbird declares: Bottom Row. H. Willis, T. Jones, S. Melvin, V. Pollock, J. Wilkinson, T. Orlowski, J. Murphy, J. Reed, P. Semple, M. Dismore, C. Sukoski, T. Thomas, B. Pousher, R. Turner. Row 2: S. Williams, C. Overturf, D. Smothers, S. Brock, M. McGuire, M. Mrla, D. Moore, S. Green, P. Wade, D. McReaken, C. Lampley, S. Swinkunas, J. Petkas, B. Walker, J. Giles, G. Yusko, C. Dudenbostel, J. Gossett. Row 3.- A. Delgy, M. Karroll, G. Zanter, J. Peek, A. Burke, L. Lavish, G. Boyett, J. Woods, M. Shelton, M. Levanti, K. Stations, G. Frazier, M. Wall, S. Moore, K. Conaughty, J. Brown, M. Bertetti, S. Young, P. Paulk, N. Martin, P. Monaghan, J. Reed. Row 4: S. Lukens, J. Mortin, S. Zalensky, M. Nicholson, S. Thompson, J. Taylor, D. Dillard, A. Taylor, J. Patton, P. Gray, N. Cow-sert, P. Meredith, C. Henley, J. Finazzo, S. Stewart, J. Wolfe, S. Willmore, J. Powell, L. Plumlee, C. Hensley, J. Martin. Row 5: V. Simpson, I. Bejmovicz, C. Woods, M. Schafer, C. Dycus, M. Benbrook, D. Pearson, B. Jackson, M. Killion, P. Van Eckhout, D. Martin, D. Ramsey, A. Missavage.Bottom Row: N. Beers, K. Grissom, K. Jones, P. Seogie, E. Wilson, S. Pitchford, B. Rivoro, C. Koehl, L. Rotromel, E. Bowlin, E. Plummer. Row 2: C. Bloke, S. Wright, I. Jones, M. Jordan, S. Belbas, J. McDonald, L. Carlisle, A. Mitchell, S. Coleman, R. Lewis, B. Martin, M. Orlowski, L. Nolen, K. Straka, M. Riva, Sponsor. Row 3. J. Jordan, B. Shelton, C. Williams, D. Rice, E. Lauer, I. Serena, S. Bolin, L. Modglin, C. Grace, M. Chamness, R. Lutostanski, J. Hall, J. Clark, P. Bixler, R. Mercer, R. Tresso, J. Roe, K. Lamb, J. Foder, K. Nolen, K. Donini, K. Kimberlin. Row 4: S. Warren, P. Patton, K. Crowell, B. Roberts, N. Burnett, M. Moore, B. Sa-bollo, R. Thorpe, B. McGlasson, G. Gossett, V. Lampa, V. Lavish, C. Schaffer, D. Stufflebean, K. Prusaczyk, C. Guminski, S. Ahlm, S. Browning, C. Litsch, J. Smith, C. Semple. a They're great!! ” “We’ve got the coach! We’ve got the team! We’ve got the pep! We’ve got the steam! Coach. . .Team. . . Pep...Steam — fifteen rahs for a solid team!” We also have the peppiest cheering block in the South Seven Conference. So, “Fifteen more cheers for the Red Peppers!” Membership in the Red Pepper Club, an all-girls organization, is open to any high school girl who wants to take an active part in backing the Redbirds. Although there is no restriction on eligibility, members need plenty of lung power and endurance! Sore throats and close games seem to go together! By attending all games, Red Pepper members collect points toward a club trip at the end of the year; however, only the forty girls with the most points are allowed to go. Other ways of earning club points to become eligible are: selling sweatshirts, making candy, and wearing the Red Pepper outfit to games. The Red Pepper officers are: pres., Sue Coleman; v-pres., Allona Mitchell; sec’y, Ruth Lewis; treas., Becky Martin; and rec. sec’y, Linda Carlisle. The sponsor is Mrs. Charles Riva. Eagerly anticipating their annual club trip, Red Pepper officers Linda Carlisle, Allona Mitchell, Ruth Lewis, Sue Coleman, and Becky Martin rejoice that they are of the chosen few who have gained the necessary points to make them eligible for the trip.Would you like lo buy a mum? This is the question Judy Martin and Meredith McGuire are asking Albert Kern, Student Body President. This started the campaign for selling mums rolling. Would you like to improve your appearance and your personality? What girl doesn’t want to do just that? The Sub Deb Club is composed of girls who have banded together for the purpose of improving their personality, scholarship, poise, leadership, and good-grooming. Each girl is required to have at least a 3.5 average and to lx‘ recommended by at least two teachers. One of the club’s main money-making projects during the year is selling mums at I Iomecoming. At Christmas a gift is given by the organization to a needy school boy and girl. One of the outstanding activities of the year was a Farmers Ball held jointly with the FFA. Everyone came dressed farmer style and square danced to the words of the caller. Other activities included a formal and informal initiation, a Mother-Daughter Banquet, and a variety of speakers at the meetings throughout the year. 1 he officers of the club were: president, Judv Martin; vice-president, Meredith McGuire; secretary, Marcia Orlowski; treasurer, Sue Coleman; and chaplain, Darlene McReaken. Miss Grosco is the club sponsor. Mental and physical improvement is our goal Sub Deb Club Bottom Row: G. Zonter, J. Roe, I. Rotromel, K. Grissom, M. Kil lion, R. Lewis, S. Green, V. Lompo, D. Pearson. Row 2: J. Woods B. Martin, K. Stations, M. Mrla, P. Wade, D. McReaken, S. Cole man, J. Martin, M. McGuire, M. Orlowski, A. Mitchell, S. Wright N. Cowsert. Row 3: S. J. Finazzo, L. Carlisle, J McDonald, J Patton, C. Lampky, P. Gray, J. Petkos, B. Walker, K. Lamb, J. Wolfe, S. Browning, S. Stewart, D. Grosco. Row 4: K. Jones, M. Schafer, M. Jordan, N. Beers, S. Ahlm, P. Seagle, V. Lavish, B. Simmons, S. Young, P. Van Eckhout, J. Guminski, P. Meredith, S. Swinkunas. C. Litsch, V. Dillon. 88 Bottom Row: D. Sileven, M. Killion, S. Young, R. Lewis, D. Toler, M. Kelley, A. Burke, K. Clark. Top Row: T. Stophlet, B. Roberts, S. Green, G. Zanter, C. Shelton. Second Row: C. Burrill, S. A. Mitchell, S. Patton, S. Witunski, B. Wagner, J. Terry. Wright, S. Ahlm, D. Stufflebean, P. White, L. Sparks, K. Drake, Tragedy-comedy in the land-of-make-believe National Thespians The National Thespians aim to advance the cause of good theatre productions on the secondary school level. They hope to integrate the department of speech and drama with the work of the academic and vocational departments of the school with the aim of helping to educate the whole personality of the individual student for his role in life. The projects and activities of the Thespian Club are: the giving of speech plays, the producing of junior and senior plays, and the entering of the speech contests. During the school year, the Thespian Club usually takes a trip to see a professional stage production. Members earn the money for this trip. Club membership is open to any student who has spoken at least seventy lines in a play or has worked on the production of a play. Officers of the club are: president, Don Toler; vice-president, Ruth Lewis; secretary, Susan Green; treasurer, Dennis Coleman; publicity chairman, Marilyn I lengst. The sponsor is Mrs. Burrill. Marilyn Hengst, winner of the Thespian best actress award, here portrays Mary, Mother of Christ, in the Thespian's impressive production of The Terrible Meek. She is appealing to Roman soldier Jess Webb as Jim Seibcr looks on. For their work in this play and The Matchmaker, these boys each received the Thespian award of best actor. Don Toler received award of best Thespian. 89Bottom row-. M. Dean, B. Roberts, S. Brock, N. Burnett, D. McCurdy, P. Meredith, D. McReaken, J. Guminski, M. Moore, C. Koehl. Row 2: S. Fiori, A. Mitchell, S. Barton, V. Lampa, D. Pearson, M. Hengst, S. Wright, N. Beers, L. Rotramel, S. Coleman, L. Broski, J. Horrell, T. Coleman. Row 3: R. Harper, M. Drumsta, J. Clark, C. Moore, J. Boozer, K. Grissom, J. Hendrix, B. Zortz, D. Lenzini, P. Colvin, P. White, M. Smith, C. Lintner, K. Rumsey, J. Burke, L. Sailliez. Row 4: P. Lambert, K. Shelby, M. Williams, D. Toler, J. Kinney, J. Kolesar, S. Patton, J. Irvin, F. Scobby, M. Mitchell, R. Bedokis, D. Hutchcraft, L. Downs, S. Holloway, J. Webb, J. Herron, R. Clover, M. Miskowsky, T. Pitchford. The key to international Foreign Language Club Neither eat nor drink is lacking from this exciting event 90 understanding is the These girls seem to be tremendously enjoying the Roman Banquet which was held on January 7.The Foreign Language Department offers three years of French and Spanish, as well as four years of Latin, to all interested students. The department boasts a stereophonic tape recorder, as well as a tape deck with individual earphone playback. Several hoped-for additions include a television set for viewing language programs broadcast from WSIU-TV, a lab consisting of separate soundproof booths, and an air conditioner, which will greatly improve study conditions. The Foreign Language Club holds an annual Homan Banquet for all students enrolled in a language class during the year. The students, wearing “authentic” Homan clothing, represent gods, goddesses, masters, and slaves, according to their class in school. Caesar is the host of the gala affair, as exotic dances arc performed, and exotic foods, such as barbecued raccoon, are consumed by delighted gourmands. Standing beside the bust of Caesar arc Richard Flood, Julius Caesar, and Allona Mitchell, Calpurnia. Seated are Barbara Zortz, Juno, Charles Lamkin, Jupiter, and Jim Walters, Brutus. knowledge of language Richard Flood had the coveted honor of being Julius Caesar, and Jayne Patton was his wife, Calpurnia. They received this honor because of their scholastic standing in the Latin II classes. Bottom row: J. Petkas, K. Stations, S. Belbas, S. Young, V. Simpson, J. McClerren, C. Henley, T. Thomas, P. Wade, C. Lampley, P. Gray, S. Green. Row 2: B. Mortin, M. Jordan, L. Jones, J. Foder, D. Martin, H. Casey, S. Browning, M. Killion, S. Warren, A. Burke, T. Jones, M. McGuire, R. Lewis, S. Nichols. Row 3: M. Orlowski, L. Carlisle, J. Patton, J. Woods, B. Rivara, J. McDonald, S. Swinkunas, C. Litch, F. Donini, L. Sparks A. Taylor, J. Wolfe, B. Walker, S. Pitchford, S. Finazzo, S. Toth, P. McDonald, C. Young, J. Cowsert, L. Businaro. Row 4-. A. Missavage, S. Ahlm, B. Soulsby, T. Kernosky, J. Odum, R. Flood, C. Russell, R. Karrol, D. Boyett, B. Cotter, G. Hood, M. Schafer, V. Summers, D. Ramsey, R. Nanni, M. Christian, A. McReaken, F. Bayer, A. Watson, T. Melvin, G. Harris. Row 5: M. Zimble-man, F. Fen‘er, D. Higgerson, D. Wheeler, S. Gilula, T. Weaver, S. Witunski, J. Walters, J. Wilkinson, C. Lamkin, P. Simmons, D. Lamkin.It's a strike! Bowling Club Bottom row: P. White; J. Chismor, pres.; I. Wolfe; F. Fenter, sec.; W. Wright, T. Warren, K. Darnell. Row 2: A. Kern; D. Melvin; L. Craig, reporter; V. lampa, treas.; F. Craig; J. Irvin, v. pres.; P. Farkas; Ron Smith, sponsor. Howling is a healthful recreation, and the main aim in teaching high school students to bowl is to give them the opportunity to learn good and wholesome sportsmanship. It also provides a worth-while pastime which members can enjoy all their lives. They bowl every Monday. Bottom row-. C. McCoy, trees.; J. Podbielski; J. Sipes, sec.; J. Kinney; F. Tenter, pres.; L. Craig, pub. rel. Row 2. F. Craig, S. 3elbos; M. Dean; P. White, B. Zoriz; A. Burke, hist. Row 3. B. Wright; M. Zimbleman; C. Lamkin, v. pres.; R. Flood; K. Djrnell; Mr. Summers, sponsor. Math Club Einstein-here we come! 1 he Math Club, a relatively new club, was organized to create greater interest in the history and principles of mathematics. Club activities included a field trip to Carbondale, a sock hop, and concessions. Membership is restricted to students in their second year of math. 92Teachers affect eternity Future Teachers of America Among the many activities of this club, which explores teaching, are the candlelight initiation ceremony, the Region 6 Workshop at Chester, and the Christmas party at the Children’s Home. The officers of this club arc: president, V. Williams; vice-president, B. Zortz; secretary, S. Belbas; and treasurer, D. Pearson. Bottom Row: M. Dean, D. Pearson, V. Williams, S. Nichols. Row 2. A. Wolfe, S. Belbas, S. Thompson, C. Moore, F. Croig, B. Zortz. Row 1: J. Wilkinson, P Bayless, K. Shannon, $. Coleman, R. lewis. Row 2: Mrs. Culbertson, G. Yusko, S. Young, V. Pollock, C. McCoy, T. Orlowski. Girl Scouts To do my best The Girl Scouts is a national organization which enables its members to enjoy companionship while learn ing arts and crafts and becoming better citizens. The club officers are: president, S. Coleman; vice-president, M. Orlowski; secretary, R. Lewis; treasurer, S. Young. 93Bottom Row: B. Williams, J. Rauback, M. Martino, H. Casey, C. Cremer, S. Witunski. Row 2: I. Boner, T. Trogu, S. Willmore, J. Briton, P. Sipes. dd 9 Tis a good reader that makes a good book” The school librarian, Mrs. Boner, is showing Skip Witunski and Marie Martino the system used in indexing books, articles, subject and authors. This system makes materials easy to find. The student librarians of FCHS cheerfully help stu dents to find needed information and books. In order to do this efficiently, the library helpers are taught the system used in the library and also the responsibilities o! the librarian. I his preparation may enable students to work in a library to help pay their way through col-k-ge. The FCI IS library is comprised of 5,500 volumes. An average of 150 books are checked out each day. In our library, romantic stories are the books most popular with girls. The hooks most frequently read by boys arc stories about cars. Three times a year, library helpers assist Mrs. Boner in locker raids. This means that every locker in the school is searched for lost books. This raid is necessary because approximately fifty Ixxiks are stolen or lost each year. The club officers are: president, Helen Sue Casey; vice-president, Marie Martino; secretary and treasurer, Sandra Willmore; and program chairman. Skip Witunski. Mrs. Boner, the school librarian, is the sponsor. 94Ready? Set? Lights out! Projectionists These boys devote an hour each day to showing in teresting films of educational value to the students of the various classes. A different projectionist is assigned to the visual aids room during each hour of the day. There arc also substitute projectionists. Their adviser is Mr. Crowell. Bottom Row.- L. Simmons, P. Caldwell, G. Raymond, B. Harris, M. Weaver. Row 2: R. Baine, B. Huff, J. Montgomery, K. Morris, J. Simmons, D. Brashear. Do you have an ailment? Junior Nursing If you have a headache, go down to the nurses’ room for help. Your pain will be eased soon, for when you reach the sick room, a cheerful, smiling student nurse will be found on duty each hour of the dav. Records of students who receive aid arc sent to the deans’ offices. Miss Kolesar is the sponsor. Bottom Row: J. Coleman, S. Moore, M. Turner, J. Poole, B. Brown, P. Colvin. Row 2: M. Britton, P. Rogers, S. Nichols, J. Troutt, P. White, K. Kirk. Hey! Where’s your pass? Student Potrol “You can’t come in until the hell rings!” These are the famous words of the ever faithful student patrol members. They help to keep order in the halls. Patrols are on duty in the lower halls during each hour of the school day. I o be on patrol one must have a a high scholastic standing. T he adviser is Mr. Grosco. Bottom Row. R. Bcdokis, L. Wolfe, T. Fields, J. Hall. Row 2: D. Nees, J. Willard, K. Grissom, R. Tresso, L. Carlisle, D. Coleman, W. King. Row 3: G. Grosco, M. Mitchell, S. Patton, T. Henson. 9596“With doubt and dismay you are smitten You think there’s no chance for you, son? Why, the best books haven’t been written The best race hasn’t been run.” Opportunity Berton Bralev to the Sports 97Bottom row: Mgrs. W. Botts, L. Fries. Row 2. T. Coleman, J. Montgomery, M. McLain, J. Irvin, D. Hutchcraft, T. Seddon, D. Wheeler. Row 3: Coach L. McDonald, J. Kaiser, L. Wolfe, L. Downs, J. Kinney, R. Bedokis, D. Morris, R. Korrol, B. Borr, Coach W. Williams, Coach G. Ernest. Row 4: J. Walters, T. Fields, M. Bonucchi, D. Martin, J. Burke, D. Rodden, M. Pitchford, P. Sipes, T. Henson, S. Patton. Birds cast a long shadow on Benton gridiron These Redbird warriors in reserve, look on as their teammates give the rival Rangers a 20-point shellacking 98In spite of the loss of several key gomes and the absence of some of our best players because of numerous injuries, the Cardinal football squad proved themselves to be victorious, for at the end of the season, they could soy, "We beat Benton.” W.F. THEY 13 Carbondale 13 — Jamboree Champs — 13 Johnston City 0 7 Mt. Vernon 6 0 Marion 19 20 Murphvsboro 25 20 Eldorado 14 26 Herrin 0 45 1 Iarrisburg 7 13 Centralia 25 26 Benton Conference Games 6 as Redbirds eat turkey and Rangers eat crow Varsity cheerleaders Darlene McReoken, Donna Moore, Carlene Lampley, Susan Green, and Pam Wade led the students in the popular locomotive yell. Faithful practice of routines enabled these girls to give top flight performance. Their loyal support of the team—win or lose—added much to its success. The junior varsity cheerleaders led yells at the games between sophomores.Jamboree “Champs” The Eldorado Jamboree was the first football tournament to have taken place in Southern Illinois, so it was just, right, and proper that our Redbirds take first place honors. I hey did! Eldorado was host to this four-team tourney and also participating in the christening of this newly introduced gridiron contest were the cities of Benton, Harrisburg, and West Frankfort. Row 1: B. Borr, R. Bedokis, L. Downs. Row 2: T. Henson, D. Hutch-craft, J. Irvin. Row 3: J. Kaiser, J. Kinney, M. McLain. A brawny line and a brainy backfield helped us beat Benton. Row 4: J. Montgomery, S. Patton, M. Pitchford. Row 5: T. Seddon, L. Wolfe, D. Wheeler. Row 6: P. Sipes, L. Fries, W. Williams. As the hammer of criticism has so often fallen on West Frankfort High School’s athletic teams, sports writers and opposing coaches alike all chose the Red birds to bring up the rear and receive the consolation award. But, history has been written a different way, contrary to the predictions of the non-believers. The West Frankfort Redbirds popped up in first place that day by defeating both Eldorado and Benton, proving again that the men who wear the cardinal and the gray are true sportsmen in every sense of the phrase, and to the loyal fans of Frankfort High, they are “Champions.”team marks Frankfort's football future The major ambition of a JV footballer is to participate in the Thanksgiving Day game between Benton and West Frankfort and to help his teammates bring devastating defeat to the Rangers. With the guidance of the present coaching staff and the never-ending de- sire and spirit of a true Frankfort High athlete, the beginning Redbird "pigskinner” has a very good chance to be successful in whatever ambition he has. The Junior Varsity team, led by coach Yuhas, closed out their season in grand style by beating Centralia. Bottom Row.- Mgr. D. Bearden. R. Kinney, J. Willard, I. Sinks, T. Lingle, T. Sweeten, M. Horrell, T. Bowyer, R. McClintock, A. McReaken. Row 2: Mr. Yuhas, G. Chrismar, B. Williams, R. Neibch, R. Nanni, S. Tigner, R. Quarrels, J. Bcrtetti, P. Caldwell, N. Enrielto. Row 3: K. Morris, J. Ramsey, S. Gilula, D. Hindman, J. Wilkinson, C. Skuta, J. Lear, L. Murphy, R. King, L. Murphy, W. Chrostoski. Bottom Row T. Collins. H. Boswell, D. Donahue, P. Overturf, R. Morris, T. Herrell, J. Mills, T. Spowort. Row 2. I. Murphy, R. Davis, J. Solo, L. D. Koehl, J. Paul, J. Hogg, D. Neal, J. Morgan. J. Simmons. Row 3. D. Bearden. D. Gossett. D. Brashear. M. Rivo, G. Lamont, G. Melvin, O. H. Nipper, R. Morris, J. Monfredini, R. Mitchell, Mr. Karoski. Row 4 B. VanZandt, J. Wilson, B. Me Clement. B. Osterhout, G. Raymond, M. Weaver. I. Hemphill, F. Roberts, S. Adkins, M. Simpson.Row 1: D. Bearden, I. Fries. Row 2: J. Kaiser, L Downs, D. Higgerson, J. Kinney, D. Morris, J. Herron. Row 3: Coach W. Williams, R. Bedokis, T. Seddon, S. Patton, T. Dorris, T. Palasky, D. Hutchcraft, Coach G. Ernest. New pilot lends high flying Birds to victory Although the new coach of the Redbird basketball team, Mr. Ernest, was plagued with injured players during his first season, he did a very excellent job of coaching. The pre-season expectations for the success of our roundballers were not very high because of the lack of the team’s playing experience and the loss, by graduation, of several key players of the preceding season; however, a new coach and a surprising burst of team spirit boosted the Redbird squad this year to a successful season’s close. The Cardinal Redwings made a good beginning for the season by defeating Zeiglcr-Royalton and Christopher. They continued their success by defeating several other non-conference opponents; but then the Birds contracted a disease known as the “mid-season slumps.’’ The effects of this disease continued for quite some time, causing a great number of usually faithful West Frankfort basketball fans to lose interest in the school’s team. It seemed as if our Redbirds would never recover, but after racking up a seven game losing streak, the Cardinal and the Gray called a halt to their opponents’ cheers by soaring over the Herrin Tigers with a highly respectable margin of 13 points for the last game of the regular season. W. F. BASKETBALL SCORES THEY 70 Christopher 45 38 Zeiglcr 36 39 Pinckneyville 38 44 Harrisburg 61 63 Mt. Vernon 68 56 Centralia 84 61 Johnston City 51 54 Marion 58 50 Benton 52 62 Harrisburg 68 51 Benton 55 43 Mt. Vernon 50 76 Herrin 64 61 Marion 72 61 Carbondale 55 59 Centralia 82 55 Johnston City 63 63 Herrin 50 102They never gave up! As far back as the tradition of the Cardinal and the Gray goes, sportsmanship, spirit, and the desire to win have always been three main qualities of any Redbird team. When the chips are down and the playing gets rough, our Cardinals still play a fair game and put forth an even greater effort to win for FCHS. The tremendous spirit of the team and the loyalty of the student body has been clearly shown by the number of student and adult fans at basketball games throughout the season. School spirit was so great at the Egyptian Holiday tournament that the gymnasium was rocked with cheers as the Redhirds made their comeback victory over the favored Harrisburg Bulldogs, 43-42. This was a real Christmas present for the fans from their spirited Redhirds. Bottom row.- M. levonti, L. lovish, J. Woods. Top row.- M. Wall, J. Frarier, G. Boyett, M. Shelton, K. Stalion. Regional Tournament time seemed to come early this year, hut as in the beginning of the regular season, FCHS got off to a good start by beating Sesser to win the first game 54-36. This win boosted the spirit of the FCI IS student body to the level of that of 1959 when the Redhirds took 3rd place in the State I ournament. Throughout the year our team kept its spirit high though ending the regular season with 7 wins and 11 losses. Top row: R. Bedokis, T. Dorris, L. Downs. Row 2: J. Herron, D. Higgerson, D. Hutchcroft. Row 3: J. Kaiser, J. Kinney, D. Morris. Row 4: T. Polasky, S. Patton, T. Seddon. Row 5.-Coach Ernest, D. Mclellan, L. Fries, D. Beardon. 103Lottie tends the field Mr. Marshall “Lottie” is the name which most students and townspeople call Mr. James Marshall, the devoted custodian of the FCI IS gym and stadium. I le got his nickname because he so often used the Scottish word “laddie” in speaking to Redbird athletes. In his broad Scottish accent, “laddie" sounded like “lottie,” so the boys called him that. The name which began as a friendly derision of Mr. Marshall’s broad a’s stuck, and it is as “Lottie” that he is fondly known. In fact, most students and alumni wouldn’t know whom you meant if you asked for Mr. Marshall! Top dash-men return Troek Teom At yearbook press time, the 1963 Redbird track team had not yet seen action, but a story of success seemed to be in the making for them. The fastest spikes in the stadium were those of returning dash-men M. McLain, B. Barr, and J. Kinney. Scores were also expected to be tallied by M. Pitchford, A. Vaughan, T. Coleman, and L. Wolfe. S. Patton and J. Kinney demonstrate correct form in hurdling. Work9 wind, will poiver Cross Country The 1962 Cross Country team had a very successful season. Their record was 6 wins and 3 losses, a tie for first in a triangular meet, and fourth in the district meet. Varsity letters were awarded to A. Vaughan, D. Higgerson, T. Freeman, D. Ledbetter, G. Owsley. T. Stophlet, and C. Humphrey. Sophomore letters were awarded to B. Soulsby, N. Sanders, and L. Russell. A Freshman numeral was awarded to D. McClellan. Botom Row-. C. Humphrey, J. Herron, B. Soulsby, D. Higgerson, L. Russell, A. Vaughan, G. Owsley, T. Stophlet Row 2: Coach E. Ricci, G. Herron, D. McCleNan, N. Sanders, T. Freeman, J. Hood, P. Ertholl. Row 3: B. Walton, T. Palasky, D. Ledbetter, D. Spurlin, C. Russell, T. Weaver. 104success for golfers Golf Teom The highlight of the 1962 golf season at FCHS was the winning of the District Championship. The team closed the season with 3 wins and 7 losses. The never-ending versatility of our golf team should make the 1963 season a successful one. Bottom Row: T. Polosky, J. Kaiser, D. Higgerson, Coach W. Williams. Row 2: S. Gilula, J. Bertetti, J. Russell, D. Rodden, D. Melvin. Next year's promise Sophomore Teom This year, probably more than any previously known, proved to he a year for relying on the sophomore team to play varsity ball. Several junior varsity roundballers saw action as first five Redbirds, and we salute their unselfish service “above and beyond the call of duty." Bottom Row-. Mgr. D. Bearden, D. Hindman, A. Vaughan, A. McReaken, C. Russell, L. Fries. Row 2: C. Boyetf, S. Tigner, B. Walton, N. Enrietto, R. Quarrels, R. Cogdill, Coach W. Williams. Cardinal nestlings Freshmen Team Our freshmen Rcdbird basketballers have learned to fly, and so leave their nest with their hopes soaring. Their undying spirit is the mark of success for future Redbird basketball teams, and we expect to hear more about their achievements in the years to come. Bottom Row.- P. Urtholl, J. Mills, O. Nipper, H. Wilkinson, D. Donahue, T. Evans, D. McClellan. Row 2: Mr. Karoski, B. McCle-ment, T. Hewlett, J. Monfredini, B. Osterhout, Mr. Yuhas. Row 3: T. Freeman, R. Cogdill, L. Simmons, B. Walton, M. Weaver, R. Mitchell. 105“The codfish lays ten thousand eggs, The homely hen lays one. The codfish never cackles To tell you what she’s done. And so we scorn the codfish, While the humble hen we prize, Which only goes to show you That it pays to advertise.” It Pays to Advertise Author Unknown to the AdvertisersSOHN'S The store for dad and lad for brands and styles you know Watson's Jewelers Hamilton, Elgin, Bulova Watches Cardinal Bonded Diamonds We give Eagle Stamps 128 East Main Street A wonderful school (FCI1S) A wonderful future for Southern Illinois! With the co-operation of our people and the help of the state and federal governments we are building a new future. It is a privilege to represent you in Congress. Sincerely, Your friend, Ken Gray United States Congressman KENNETH J. GRAY, United States Congressman WEST FRANKFORT PAINT and WALLPAPER STORE "Bring your paint problems to paint people" 100 East Main Phone 932-3363 The complete ladies' store Everything in Ready-to-Wear and Shoes FASHION SHOP Southern Illinois' Largest and Finest Store for Women 111 East Main Phone 932-3065 108E. R. Brown's Furniture Co. and Brown's Maple House Largest Display of Early American Furniture in Southern Illinois 400 East Main Street Herrell's Shell Station • Shellubrication • Tire Repairing • Brake Service • Wheel Balancing • Pick-up and Delivery Service U-HAUL TRAILER RENTALS We give PUtid Stamps 301 West Main Dial 932-5464 JACOBS-LANE Jewelers HARRIS' 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 932-5000 109The House of Beauty Barbara Stafko Doris Lamb Alberto Tabor 501 East Main Street Phone 932-2065 READ... THE DAILY AMERICAN for ALL the News BILL FRAZIER 409 EAST MAIN STREET Representing . . . STATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANIES Home Office Bloomington, Illinois Phone 932-2869 Walton's Service Company Bob Leon WEST FRANKFORT, ILLINOIS for the finest in fresh and cured meats — visit BOB'S Market Phone 932-2665 505 South Logan Street WEST FRANKFORT, ILLINOIS Coleman Chevrolet Company INC. 110Big Charlie's Restaurant Open 6 A. M. 'til 10 P. M. Monday thru Saturday Open Sunday 6 A. M. 'til 3 P. M. Serving American and Italian Foods Charcoal Broiled Steak Medical Arts Clinic Charles E. Ahlm, M.D. C. H. Williams, M.D John B. Moore, M.D. James and Frances Irvin Robert L. Rader, M.D. Phone 932-5560 E. W. Barkdull, M.D. BONIFIELD TRUCKING COMPANY K-S Appliance and Equipment Co. Louis Koehl "Your Frigidaire Dealer" Jo's Hair Styling Salon Five Licensed Operators Air Conditioned No Appointment Necessary 106 West Elm Street 407 West Main Phone 932-5910 111STONE FUNERAL HOME Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Simmons Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Simmons Is graduates of FCHS we sincerely wish you the greatest success FUNERAL SERVICE AMBULANCE SERVICE 1201 East Poplor Street Phone 932-2161 112 Dimmick Bros. Oldsmobile Mr -ift: Donald Orr Soil Service Phone 932-2913 P. O. Box 429 West Frankfort, Illinois Hopcoid Complete Liquid Fertilizers Lime, Phosphate and Form Chemicals J. V. Walkers Sons WEST FRANFORT, ILLINOIS Quality Clothes for Men and Young Men Since 1884 Peek's Sports Center "Your Store for Recreation Needs" Phone 932-2710 East of the Post Office WEST FRANKFORT, ILLINOIS Dial 932-3717Compliments of TREECE SUPPLY Gray Plaza Motel Telephones TV Coffee in Rooms West Frankfort's Newest Addition 1010 West Main Phone 932-3116 PEN-VU DRUGS Congratulations to the Class of 1963 SANDER'S SCHOOL of MUSIC Lavern Sanders, President Call Mrs. Jean Boyett or Paul Hickman for the Finest in Portraits or Camera Supplies PAUL'S STUDIO 114 South Emma Street Phone 932-2411 113B. F. J. FURNITURE "Home of Quality Furniture" 311-317 East Main Phone 932-3265 The Two Tony's Smorgasbord West Frankfort's Finest Open Daily 11 A M. to 8:30 P.M. Tony Foder Tony Eninas Phone 932-6414 The Bank of West Frankfort Bud's Motor Sales CHRYSLER - PLYMOUTH - VALIANT Phone 932-5660 1119 East Main Street B B Family Shoe Store John C. Roberts Kingsway Grace Walker Red Goose 114UNION FUNERAL SERVICE Phone 932-3333 WEST FRANKFORT, ILLINOIS MIKE'S CONFECTIONERY We have a Complete Line of Men's and Women's Cosmetics and Toiletries Our Drug Store is Vitamin Headquarters for this Community —including Super Plenamins Barker Rexall Drugs CARL BARKER, R. Ph. 123 Eost Main Street Phone 932-2714 Free Pick-up and Delivery of All Prescriptions PRESCRIPTIONS ARE OUR BUSINESS Rely on us lor prompt, accurate service. 115Coalfield Tire Store Casey's Dinner Bell In the Heart of Downtown West Frankfort WE SERVE QUALITY FOODS AT POPULAR PRICES Meet Your Friends at Frankfort's Largest Restaurant ELECTRICITY is your biggest bargain. What else gives you SO MUCH . . . US ROYAL TIRES 103 East Main Street WEST FRANKFORT, ILLINOIS SCHWINN BICYCLES Phone 932-2512 329 East- Main Engraving in this book by Ropkey Engraving Co., Inc. Indianapolis, Indiana costs SO LITTLE? EM Central Illinois Public Service Company Evert Norman Feed and Produce Company Purina Chows Farm Supplies Again ... in 1963 your Redbird is printed by Letterpress on the finest equipment in Southern Illinois Bccord P'UfttifUf A 'j-e.'itiAiwj Coinpanu BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS The Dairy Queen WELCOMES YOU Mr. and Mrs. SEEDS— FERTILIZERS— GARDEN SUPPLIES— Weaver’s Flowers — Gifts Chester Brown New Location 501 East Oak Street "Home Grown Flowers" Phone 937-1229 1009 East Main Street in West Frankfort 320 East Moin Street 116EVERY DAY IS DOLLAR DAY AT WORLD'S ONLY REAL Regular 1.69 Super BODY SET HAIR SPRAY GIANT CAN $|00 CONTAINS NO LACQUER No Item in Our Store Over One Dollar Kathryn and Ed Bolin, Owners Phone 932-2062 224 East Main St., Across from the Post Office Congratulations to the Class of 1963 Leonard Dunn Gifford Ace Hardware Peak's Furniture, TV, and Appliances Western Auto Clyde Day Insurance Ernie Sanders Insurance Agency Home-Lumber Company M. and W. Lumber Company Stotlar-Herrin Lumber Herman Jewelry Mac's IGA Market Basket Holland Drug Reach's Sandwich Shop Ben Franklin Store J. J. Newberry Sears Roebuck and Co. Dr. J. M. D'Amico Dr. Adolph Gilula Dr. David C. Hoyman Dr. Owen H. Taylor Dr. Don J. Webb (O.D.) 117Farewell, arivederci, au revoir, and adios From their vontoge point ot the top door of FCHS, these students leon over the stairwell to wotch the chattering crowd of students disperse at the sound of the first bell and move reluctantly along familiar halls to their destinations—classrooms. “He who receives a benefit with gratitude,” says Seneca, "repays the first installment on his debt.” If this be true, then the staff knows that its debt is half paid, for it is extremely grateful to all who have helped in the production of the 1963 Redbird. Much work went into the making, much more than the average student could possibly realize. We are tremendously grateful to the administration, faculty, and office workers for their valuable help. We are deeply indebted to Mr. Walston for most of the photographs used in this book. We gratefully acknowledge the help of Cathy McCoy, Steve Holloway, Pattv Seagle, Donna Pearson, Helen Casey, Jay Kaiser, and Sheila Belbas, students, and Mr. George Camp, Mrs. John Cook, Miss Gerri Valla, and Miss Mary Black, practice teachers. Finally, to Redbird adviser, Miss Grant, we express our undying gratitude. Without her help the Redbird would not have flown. 118 Gleeful that at last a victorious Frankfort Redbird is entitled to be placed high above the Benton Ranger, Albert Kern and Dick Melvin beam ot the symbolic figures. The score was 26-6.Book Index Administration 20-21 Advertisements 108-117 Art Club 79 Band 64-67 Basketball 102-105 Bowling Club 92 Cafeteria Club 85 Cheerleaders 98 Chorus 62-68 Closing Page 1 18 Creative Writers 78 Cross Country 104 Divisions 18, 56, 96, 106 "I- Club 84 Faculty 22-25 Football 98-101 Foreign Language 90-91 Freshmen 50-55 Future Builders 85 Future Farmers 76-77 Future Homemakers 74 Future Teachers 93 Girl Scouts 93 Golf 105 Hi-Y 79 Homecoming 58-61 1 lonor Society 78 Juniors 36-42 Junior Nursing 95 Junior Play 72 Key Club 82 Library I Iclpers 94 Math Club 92 National Thespians 89 Offic Workers 83 Projectionists 95 Redbird Annual 68-69 Redbird Notes 70-71 Red Peppers 86-87 Rocket Club 84 School Life 4-17 Seniors 26-33 Senior Plav 73 Sophomores 43-49 Student Council 75 Student Patrol 95 Sub Debs 88 Tri-lli-Y 80-81 119Autographs 120■ • • 1 • ♦ • • • • A - • • • i • •  . m 


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