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

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F.C.H.S. on the go! 1967 REDBIRD Frankfort Community High School West Frankfort, Illinois Volume 53 1 • I (I c I 2F.C.H.S. on the go! TABLE OF CONTENTS Student Life............... Academics.................. Sports .................... Organizations ............. Students .................. Advertising ............... 16 32 50 90 124F.C.H.S. on the go! People ... busy people ... people with varied interests and varied abilities . . . people from many different backgrounds . . . this is FCHS. It is not just a school, but a place of joy and sorrow ... the means to a happier today and a richer, fuller tomorrow —memories, experiences, thrills, and hope, hut most of all, people. Student Body President, Ron Whitt. I arsily Cheerleaders: Toni Leasck, Sandra Book, Deana Ramsey, Mary Lament, and Sue Donahue. 4Bruising halfback, Mike Gunter, finished his third year as a varsity regular, as the Redbirds finished with an 8-2 record. Head Majorettes, Sue Spowart, Cindy Lazerri, Carol Ruzich, Gayla Rogers, Linda Raubach.F.C.H.S. on the go! doing; great things in our way . . . Much can he learned from a person’s activities, for they are the reflections of his dreams . . . his very soul. In participating, one is also learning . .. trying to find himself. Through his activities, one may realize his importance as a lone individual and as an intellectual being. These activities, whether in or out of school, help mold his character. Tradition is displayed through the grand inarch at the Senior Prom.The swinging Redbird pep band always kept enthusiasm high and spirit high at FCHS pep rallies. Smiling faces were common sights at the Homecoming Chili Supper held in the cafeteria.Cheerleaders, clad as football players, provided entertainment at the Homecoming pep session. Student's life in and out of school Dick Cox, Jim Benton, and Denny Dziadus tabulate votes for the Ugly Man Contest, sponsored by the Key Club to collect money for the new Youth Center. Votes were cast at a penny apiece as students voted for their favorite ugly man. • •v tr • m i m w UQ.T _________ ■: Man Con jest S" iSTWSSTANDIN S'' : • u too 1 ■for Grif 0TT CWT . V IX , LL TOLLED Clothes, money, the pulsating sound of a guitar in a crowded room, the happiness of having friends, a golden leaf falling slowly to the ground on an autumn day, the endless stream of mixed emotions that crowd one’s mind on a swinging date or a lonely winter night—these are things which provided a student with welcome relief from facing the daily routine of school, the burden of homework, and the tension of examinations.Many students held part-time jobs. Here Larry Vaughan changes wigs on mannequins at a ladies clothing store. at FCHS. They play a big part in and from school each day. Motorcycles are “in’ getting students to There are many different jobs to be done while decorating for Homecoming. Here, art and woodshop students put the final touches on the attractive coronation background. 9The scoreboard reads 7-0. the referee signals first down, and the Redbirds march on to victory. F.C.H.S. on the go! the thrilling moments of athletic events Overturf (10) and Dziadus go up for a rebound. Tickets, popcorn, hot dogs, people . . . people on the go ... waving and talking to friends . . . joyously laughing, wildly cheering . . . nervously anticipating the outcome of the game . . . deliriously happy with success, silently sad with defeat ... All these things were a part of our year, a special year. These are the students, this is FCHS. 10Senior guard, Jeff Overturf, eyes the bucket. Junior varsity cheerleaders, bottom row: Nancy Salis, Janet Taylor, Mary Ellen Swinkunis, Diane Depper. Row 2: Brenda Book, Debbie Hogan, Karen Litsch, Mary Dorris.Senior attendants, Deana Ramsey, and escort, Philip Elaine Arview, and escort, John Reach. The royal Homecoming Court, “Pour Les Belles et Les Beaux” of FCHS. 12F.C.H.S. on the go! Queen Vanda and her royal court 1966-67 Homecoming Queen, lovely Miss Vanda Brown. “Pour Les Belles et Les Beaux” was the theme of the 1966 Homecoming Coronation in which Vanda Brown was chosen “La Belle Supreme.” This year marks the 41st time at FCHS that students have had the experience of electing class representatives to the Homecoming Court. To carry out the theme, the attendants were called “Jolie Belles.” During the evening, the Chordettes directed by Mr. Morton sang “Till There Was You” and “Fools Rush In”. Mr. McDonald and Mr. Jennings both welcomed the audience, followed by the alumni response by Mr. Robert Minton. The guest speaker for the evening was Congressman Kenneth J. Gray, member of the Class of 1942, which was celebrating its 25th reunion. Queen Vanda Brown and her escort, Dick Cox."Pour Les Belles et Les Beaux ” of F.C.H.S, As the attendants to the queen and their handsome escorts nervously began the long approach to the sparkling Homecoming throne, appropriate music was played by the high school band. Miss Velma Nave, Homecoming Chairman and sponsor of coronation ceremonies and alumni affairs, was helped in the designing and decorating of the background by Mr. Frank Steh and the building trades boys. This year’s Homecoming assembly wa£ highlighted by the mock coronation in which Miss Pyatt was crowned queen. Mistress of Ceremonies, Jayma McKee, the voice of the 1966 Homecoming Coronation. Junior attendant, Paula Calvert, and her escort, Dennis Patton. Junior, Andrea Sparks, and her escort, Tom Pollack....... Sophomore, Sandra Book, and her escort, Tim Ahlm. Sophomore, Mary Jo Dorris, and escort, Jeff Overturf. Freshman, Marilou Griffin, and escort, Jack Burke.16F.C.H.S. on the go! ACADEMICS . . . 17Biology students take their first look at the miniature world of the microbe. Study halls provide plenty of extra time for students to prepare their homework. 18F.C.H.S. on the go! taking pride in academic work . . . Julie McClerren analyzes a formal proof in geometry. Some sage once remarked, “The future belongs to those who prepare for it.” To the uninitiated, the methods of study by a teenager may seem a little strange. The solution to a weighty trig problem may be sandwiched between teen-age gossip with a classmate on the other end o{ a telephone —and a soda may be needed to calm the nerves after telling Joe, the local lughead, how to spell. No one is surpised the next morning when the brain feels like one of the twisted pretzels consumed the night before, and yet the convolutions somehow manage to straighten out in time and come out with the correct equation for the formation of ammonia in Mr. Grosco’s science class. The requirements are there and must be met in the manner of a typical FCHS student—a step from tomorrow involved in today, they study Poe’s “The Raven,” and listen to KXOK’s “Sing-along Survey,” and “Johnny Rabbit Show.” Senior Dick Cox lightens the burden of evening studies with a refreshing bottle of soda.20F.C.H.S. on the go! developing skills and talents in various fields Developing skills on the basketball court, the Kcdbirds desire to win was surpassed only by their desire to learn. Like all people, the students at FCHS have a large variety of interests and abilities, ranging from athletics to artistic. Through different electives offered in the curriculum, students may pursue and develop these interests. Included in the curriculum are two courses in what is considered to be the fine arts. These are the Chorus and Art classes. Industrial Arts or those which require a great deal of manual skill, provide another indispensable addition to the curriculum. Those who are sports minded will find an excellent program, intended to develop their particular talent, in our fine basketball, football, and track clubs. Students who play musical instruments enjoy participating in our excellent hand. Through the classes mentioned above and others such as photography and journalism, the FCHS student is able to develop his individual abilities. Chosen to sing at the Faculty Christmas Party, Carol Hays, Mary Ellen Hays, Susan Penrod, and accompanist, Jayma McKee, develop their talents through practice. Office workers gained valuable experience by helping faculty members and administrators with daily tasks.Larry Vaughan and Polly Minor seem engrossed in one of the school library’s current magazines. F.C.H.S. on the go! sharing the excitement of learning . . . F.C.H.S. offers many ways in which students can share the excitement of learning. Whether it be academic, extracurricular activities, or athletics, the student participating will learn something new every day. F.C.H.S. offers many activities for the student who wishes to break the routine of study. Athletic competition is keen in the Southern Illinois area. The Redbirds, participating in the always tough South Seven Conference, have a chance to compete against some of the l est teams in Southern Illinois. Watching intently and learning from others’ mistakes, the varsity reserves were ready if called upon. 22■■Hi Gail Rissi, College Prep. English student discusses one of her themes with Mrs. Afton Wolfe, her instructor. Mr. Theodore Ullman, an accomplished pianist, was featured in one of the many excellent lyeums presented during the 1966-67 school year. Annual staffers, LaVon McGovern, Dennis Patton, and Joyce McCoy, perform their daily tasks of typing pages, writing copy, and assorting pictures, while Larry Vaughan counts a headline on the blackboard.Warren G. Jennings, superintendent. Keeping FCHS on the go and in the know, out efficient administration works daily coping with the everyday problems of our educational system. Maintaining a stable administration-student alliance is not an easy task, especially when the problems of finance and discipline must also be met. Nevertheless, they never fail to commendably fulfill their responsibility with integrity. At the commencement of this school year, a new superintendent, Mr. Warren G. Jennings, was announced the successor of our previous superintendent, Clyde C. Com. Mr. Jennings has had a great deal of experience both in the United States and abroad. He last held a position in Germany where he served as superintendent of schools for children of American servicemen. This experienced administrator was a welcome addition to our local school system. Returning for the third year to serve our school is our capable principal, Mr. Lowell McDonald. Co-operating with Mr. Jennings, the two composed a competent team to lead the FCHS staff. All efforts combined in the work of the administration produced an effective and successful system. Only four words can describe our fine 24 The Board of Education, row 1: Dorman Depper, Madge Presley, J. O. Hudgens; row 2: Roy Nolen, Bob Croslin, James Hutchcralt, C. L. Book.Mrs. Nema Culbertson, secretary Mrs. Barbara Hays, secretary Mrs. Billie Medlin, bookkeeper Mrs. Helen Williams, bookkeeper administration, "They've got go power” Lowell McDonald, Principal of FCHS School board president J. 0. Hudgens, confers with superintendent of schools, Warren G. Jennings.Mrs. Boner has an M.S. degree from the University of Illinois and has been teaching at FCHS for 21 years. She has a dog named “Fritz”. ... Mr. Booth received a B.A. degree in 1966 from SIU. He has one son and one daughter. This is his first year at FCHS. Inza Boner Librarian Marcus Booth Social Studies Thirty-eight competent and knowledgeable teachers Jerry Butler Speech 26 Alan Crawford Instrumental Music Frank Dohanich Industrial Arts Sandra Eichclbcrger Social Studies Mr. Butler has an M.S. degree from SIU. This summer he was selected to attend the National Defense Education Act Institute on the Ethnic Writer in American Culture ... Mr. Childers likes linguistics, philosophy, and foreign languages. He has an M.S.E. degree from SIU and has been teaching for seven years at FCHS ... Mr. Collins has an M.S. degree from the University of Illinois and is listed in Who's Who in the Midwest. He collects historical items in his leisure time ... Mr. Crawford, our band leader, has an M.S. degree from SIU and enjoys hunting and pistol shooting. One of his children, Laura, is a freshman at FCHS ... Mr. Dohanich enjoys all sports, especially fishing. He has an M.S. degree from SIU ... Mrs. Eichelberger received her B.A. degree from SIU. This is her first year at FCHS. She enjoys sports and reading.Gene Ernest Physical Education Sandra Fiori Spanish, IE. History Lowell S. Grissom Delores Grosco Journalism, English Business Education Mary Gautreaux Advanced EMH George Grosco Math, Chemistry Mr. Ernest has been teaching at F.C.H.S. for five years. He has a B.S. degree from SIU and enjoys athletics and water sports ... Mrs. Fiori has an M.S. degree from S.I.U. She sponsors the Tri-Hi-Y and Spanish clubs. She has taught at FCHS for seven years. ... Mrs. Gautreaux enjoys craft work, reading, and listening to good music. She has been teaching at FCHS for seven years and has an M.S. degree from SIU. ... Mr. Grissom’s favorite pastime is collecting stamps and coins. He has an M.S. degree from SIU and has been teaching at FCHS for nine years. He is sponsor of the RBN and the Senior Class ... Miss Grosco has an M.S. degree from SIU. She has been teaching at FCHS for 11 years and enjoys coin collecting ... Mr. Grosco’s favorite hobbies are gardening, hunting, and fishing. He has a B.S. degree from SIU. comprised our outstanding ’66-’67 FCHS faculty James Hastie William Hedges Jane Hedley English Math, Soc. Studies Home Economics Karen Hill Business Education Ronald A. Ingle English, Dramatics Mr. Hastie has been teaching at FCHS for 37 years. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping. He has a son who is a doctor. Mr. Hastie sponsors the Honor Society ..Mr. Hedges has a B.S. degree from SIU. This is his first year at FCHS. He enjoys all types of sports and music ... Mrs. Hedley has been teaching at FCHS 16 years and sponsors FHA. She has an M.S. degree from SIU. She enjoys sewing and traveling ... Mrs. Hill has a B.S. degree from SIU and enjoys golf, bowling, and antiques. This is her third year at FCHS. She sponsors the Junior Class ... Mr. Ingle received a B.A. degree in theater and English from the University of Denver. His main interests revolve around the theater and its effect on society. He was the director of the Senior Class Play, “The Diary of Anne Frank.” 27George Karoski Social Studies Driver’s Ed. Joyce Miller Biology Mary Kolesar Junior Nursing Jean Mizicko Social Studies Zelta Lee Art Eugene Morton Vocal Music Mr. Karoski has a B.S. degree from SIU. He likes to hunt and fish and says that his outstanding accomplishment is “living on my salary.” ... Mrs. Kolesar has a B.S. degree from George Peabody College and an R.N. from Lutheran Hospital in St. Louis. She has taught for 18 years at FCHS and likes to travel and grow flowers ... Mrs. Lee has a B.S. degree from SILT.. She has taught 8 years at FCHS. Her hobbies are painting and traveling ... Mrs. Miller, sophomore class sponsor, has a B.S. degree from •SIU. Her interests are sports and cooking. This is her ninth year at FCHS ... Mrs. Mizicko has a B.S. degree from Illinois Teachers College and has been at FCHS one year. She likes to ski, skate, and swim ... Mr. Morton has a Masters degree from SIU. His hobbies are traveling, bowling, and music. This is his fourth year at FCHS Activating interest and encouraging accomplishment Miss Nave has an M.S. degree from the University of Illinois. Her hobbies include reading, writing, and vocal music. This summer she taught Creative Writing at Mc-Kendree College ... Mrs. Noel, an R.N. from Memorial Hospital in Springfield, has been at FCHS one year. Her hobby is sewing. .. Mrs. Palmer has a B.A. degree from SIU. Her hobbies are knitting, cooking, and sewing. This is her first year at FCHS ... Miss Perr, French Class sponsor, has a B.S. degree from Southeast Missouri State College and has taught for one year at FCHS. She hopes to receive her Masters degree in French ... Miss Pyatt, Dean of Girls, has an M.S. degree from SIU. Her main interests are sewing, and beauty culture. She has been teaching at FCHS for 21 years ... Mr. Ricci has an M.S. degree from SIU. He coaches the cross country team. Tim, one of 28 his sons, is a very good athlete. Velma O. Nave English Jane Perr French, English Lois Jean Noel Junior Nursing Bonnie Palmer Algebra, English Gladys Pyatt Elmo Ricci Dean of Girls, Math DraftingMiss Rissi, Annual sponsor, received her B.S. degree from S1U in 1966. Her hobbies are ceramics and reading. This is her first year at FCHS ... Mrs. Riva has a B.S. degree from SIU and likes golf, music, and good books. One of her sons, Pat, is a junior at FCHS. She sponsors the Red Peppers and has taught at FCHS ten years. .. Mr. Roniack recently received his B.S. degree from SIU. In his spare time he likes to hunt and fish ... Miss Rudasill has a B.S. degree from Northeastern Missouri State Teachers College. She is speech correctionist in the local schools. Genelle Rissi Mary Ann Riva English, Annual Physical Education Charles Romack Elizabeth Rudasill Auto Mechanics Speech Correctionist are part of establishing high school education Ronald Smith Dean of boys. Agriculture Frank Steh Building Trades Esther Stephens Guidance Mr. Smith has taught at FCHS ten years and lists his main interest as athletics. He has an M.S. degree from SIU. He is the Dean of Boys, and sponsors the FFA ... Mr. Steh has a B.S. degree from SIU. This year his building trades class is building a house on Horrell Avenue. He has been teaching at FCHS four years ... Miss Stephens has a Masters Degree from SIU. Her interests are cooking, sewing, and writing. She is the sponsor of the Sub Deb Club. 29Richard Stritzel Mathematics Anthony Velasco Guidance Mr. Stritzel’s main interests are fishing, hunting, and sports. He has a B.S. degree from SIU, and has taught at FCHS for two years ... Mr. Velasco has an M.S. degree from SIU. His young son, Todd Scott, takes up most of his spare time, but he enjoys sports and reading. This is his first year at FCHS. He sponsors the Hi-Y club. Changing student ambitions into beneficial activities H. C. Walston sics. Photography Afton Wolfe English, General Business Ernie Yuhas Business Education Mr. Walston has a Ph.M. degree from University of Wisconsin. He has taught at FCHS for 37 years. He likes fishing and photography ... Mrs. Wolfe has an M.A. degree from SIU. and has been teaching at FCHS for 29 years. She enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling. She sponsors FTA___Mr. Yuhas, sophomore football coach, has an M.S. degree from SIU. Once voted Kiwanis “Man of the Year,” he is the force behind the Key Club. Pictures not available for these teachers: Mrs. Anderson and Mr. Winter. Mrs. Anderson has a B.S. degree in education from SIU. Her hobbies are reading, tennis, and knitting. She has a son, Jim, who is a freshman at FCHS. This is her first year in West Frankfort ... Mr. Winter, our varsity football coach, has taught at FCHS for three years. He received his B.S. degree from SIU in 1962. He enjoys all types of sports. 30The custodians are always busy sweeping floors, cleaning windows, taking care of the school lawns, and also doing odd jobs they are called upon to do. Their hard work is shown by the clean, neat appearance of the school, both inside and out. These men also take care of the gym an f athletic field and make sure both are ready for the Redbirds to use. The faithful cooks of FCHS provide well-balanced meals each day for the many students and teachers who eat in the cafeteria. They also work extra hard to prepare the menus for the various clubs’ banquets and teacher’s parties. E. Avery, E. Council, C. Smith, B. Melvin. They keep things going and students growing Bottom rout: C. Thompson, M. Payne, E. Mitchell, B. Zeboski. V. Bost, D. Newton. Row 2: E. R. Cheser. 31MF.C.H.S. on the go! in SPORTS . . . 33Varsity squad: bottom row: A. Summers, S. Gilula, J. Paulk, J. D. McElyea, M. Gunter, J. Overturf K Brock G Morris t Burke, A. Me Kir. Row 2: Coach Winter, P Park],ill, J DeMat.ej, J. Benton, D. Cox, J. Reach, T Burke, L Smith, A Webb' Coach Ernest. Row 3: D. Patton, P. Riva, D. Dziadus, T. Pollack, G. Hudgens, B. Rotramel, R. Smothers, B. Sloan, G. Enehus T. Ahlm. ’ ’ Redbird gridders finish with 8-2 mark, Senior halfback and Captain, John DeMattei. 1966 FOOTRALL SCOREBOARD Won-8 Lost-2 Redbirds Opponents 27 Eldorado 20 Johnston City 7 "Mt. Vernon 39 "Marion 13 Murphysboro 20 "Carbondale 20 "Herrin 21 "Harrisburg 7 "Centralia 34 "Benton — T otals 271 116 denotes conference games SOUTH SEVEN CONFERENCE STANDINGS Won Lost Centralia . REDBIRDS Carbondale Mt. Vernon Benton .. . Herrin . . . Harrisburg Marion . . 34The Redbird defense holds the Benton Rangers to a short gain early during their 34-14 conquest. tying for second in the South 7 (conference Halfback, Mike Gunter, the Birds leading gainer. Senior quarterback and leading scorer, Jeff Overturf. 35Senior end and linebacker, Greg Hudgens. 15 seniors end season Senior center, John Reach, positions over ball. "Winning” was the password for the 1966 varsity team. The Redbirds posted an 8-2 record during the season, dropping a heartbreaker to the Mt. Vernon Rams, 13-7, and falling to Centralia, the conference champs. The small, hard-hitting Redbirds opened the season with a 27-0 blasting of the Eldorado Eagles. In their second game, they defeated a strong Johnston City ballclub, 20-13, then dropped the game at Mt. Vernon. The Rams got their two scores on a long pass and a breakaway run. The Birds, who controlled the ball most of the game, were hurt by the wet football and mud soaked field and fumbled five times inside the 20 yard line. The Birds got back on the winning path the next week as they dropped Marion, 39-12, before a hometown crowd. Murphysboro, the eventual Southwest Egyptian Conference champs, proved to be a tough challenge for the Birds. After a tough game, the Redbirds came out on top, 13-7. An always rough team, Carbondale, was next up for the Redbirds. Senior guard and defensive tackle, Dennis Patton.Carbondale started out hot and led the Birds 17-0 at halftime. With things looking dark, the Birds caught fire and overcame the deficit and went on to win 20-17. The Birds won their sixth and seventh games over Herrin, 21-7, and Harrisburg, 20-6. With their conference mark at 4-1, they still had a shot at the conference title. After a bruising game, the score just didn’t tell the whole story. The Redbirds, who were down 13-7 at halftime, fought back but couldn’t score on the 200 pound plus Orphan line. Centralia broke the game open in the final quarter on two long T. D. runs, and the final score read 27-7, Centralia. With still a chance to take the number two spot in the standings, the Birds took on arch-rival Benton. In the Turkey Day Classic, the Birds powered over the Rangers 34-14. The Rangers only scored on a long run and a pass play against the Redbird reserves. It was truly a fine season! Senior offensive and defensive tackle, Dick Cox. by clobbering Benton 34-14 on Turkey Day The Redbirds held opposing teams to only 116 points, an average of 11.6 per game.Senior tackle, Phillip Parkhill. Senior guard, Bruce Rotramel. 5 of 11 juniors win berths as Redbird starters Senior offensive end, Tom Pollack. Although only two juniors started on the varsity offensive unit and five on the defensive unit, the future looks bright for next year. On the offensive unit, juniors: Jim Paulk, fullback and Jim Benton, right guard; teamed with seniors, Greg Hudgens, left end; Dick Cox, left tackle; Dennis Patton, left guard; John Reach, center; Phil Park-hill, right tackle; Tom Pollack, right end; and backfield veterans, Jeff Overturf, quarterback; and Mike Gunter and John DeMattei, halfbacks to spur the Birds to a total of 217 points, compared to the opposing team’s 116 points. The defensive unit, which held the opposing teams, were juniors, J. Benton, J. Paulk, L. Smith, B. Sloan, and J. D. McElyea teamed with seniors, Cox, Parkhill, Patton, Reach, DeMattei, Gunter, and Hudgens. Other juniors, P. Riva, R. Smothers, and D. Dziadus saw much action and figure to be on next year’s squad.Freshmen team, bo,tom row: M. Conaugh.y, G. Culpepper, T. Dailey, D. Bolin, G Williams, B. Lear M G U M. Martin, C Lament. Row 2: J. Donahue, R. McLain, A. Margelli, A. Lukens, B. Pittman, L Melvin, J- Hcrrel , J. Walton, D.Bu er, G. Castleman, T. Jones, Coach Karoski. Row 3: A. Brown, T. Adkins,.J. Grimes, D. Norman, L. Scott, S. Swofford, T. Kuca, A. Kern, K. Burke. Underclass Redbirds post winning seasons Sophomore team, bottom row: D. Caraker, T Gossett, E. Carr, R Pasquino A Elliot B- ?’j Xns j ' R er' D Triffin D Hutchins L Morris. Row 2: Coach Yuhas, J. Herrell, E. Muir, M. Cook, L. Beavers, J. Hawlcm9, J. nazer, u. Christian, D. Hogan, G. Warfel, D. Baldi. Row 3: D. Bolin, A. Brown, G. Williams, A. Lukens, L. Scott, G. Culpepper, A. Kern, S.’Swofford, T. Kuca, K. Burke, M. Gosnell.Senior Tom Pollack (44) drops in a layup against Johnston City. Tom was leading scorer and rebounder. Smaller, inexperienced 1967 BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD Conference Overall Won—4 Lost—10 Won—11 Lost—13 Redbirds Opponent 84 Pinckney ville .............................68 66 McLeansboro ................................74 71 Johnston City ..............................53 54 Centralia ..................................81 66 Harrisburg .................................69 66 Mt. Vernon .................................55 64 Marion .....................................74 16 Benton .....................................27 38 Carbondale .................................45 54 Harrisburg ............................. . .58 84 Benton .....................................98 57 Mt. Vernon .................................61 70 Herrin .....................................51 88 Marion .....................................86 56 Carbondale .................................70 51 Centralia ..................................70 70 Johnston City ..............................69 62 Herrin .................................... 59 Carbondale HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT 75 Jacksonville ...............................60 53 Carbondale .................................68 West Frankfort PYRAMID TOURNEY 75 Herrin .....................................65 64 Johnston City ..............................55 West Frankfort REGIONAL TOURNEY 81 Sesser .....................................62 53 DuQuoin ....................................58 Varsity basketball: Mgr. A. Summers. Sealed: K. Griffin, G. Hudgens, T. Pollack, D. Patton, D. Dziadus, J. Overturf. Standing: Coach Yuhas, J. Razer, B. Rotramel, C. Brown, E. Jordan, J. Reach, B. Sloan, Coach Ernest. MmRedbird Cagers bravely fought all opposition Coach Ernest gives Redbirds last minute instructions. Junior Denny Dziadus goes high for a jump shot against the Johnston City Indians. Sophomore guard, Ken Griffin, fights in for a short push shot. 41I nderclassmen gain positions on Redbird first five Fiery 5’9" guard, Jeff Overturf, fights for a rebound against the “big boys” under the basket. Three seniors, a junior, and a sophomore rounded out the '66-’67 Redbird starting five. With only Tom Pollack and Jeff Overturf back from last year’s first team, coach Ernest went with senior Greg Hudgens, junior Denny Dziadus, and sophomore Ken Griffin. The one bad quarter was the big needle in the Birds’ side this year, as the Redbirds could play ball with any team in the state for three quarters, but fell behind because of the inexperience. Up until State Tournament time, the Red-birds were the only team to lead the number one rated Benton Rangers by a considerable margin; the Birds led Benton 45-35 at halftime, but lost 98-84 in the final go round. Senior Tom Pollack was the team’s scoring and rebounding leader. He averaged 18 points per game, while pulling down an average of 11 rebounds. His electrifying moves, underhand twist, shots, and four-foot hooks, drew applause from fans wherever he played. Fiery guard, Jeff Overturf, was the Redbird ball hawk this year. His fine defensive play and quick passing ability made him one of the top guards in the area. The Birds sophomore sensation, Kenny Griffin, showed promise of becoming one of the finest players Frankfort has ever produced. Griffin’s outside shooting ability made him one of the deadliest guards around. Greg Hudgens, fine rebounder and defensive man, and Denny Dziadus the second leading rebounder and a threat under the basket, rounded out the Birds’ starting five. Sophomore cagers bottom row: D. Marks, B. Uhls, W. Cooper, J. Hawkins, L. Beavers, P. Price. Row 2: Assistant John Sala R. Pasquino, D. Ramsey, A. Elliott, T. Gossett, D. Hogan, D. Caraker, Coach Winter. ’Junior Birds lose valuable players to the varsity Freshmen squad, bottom row: J. Renik, J. Bonacorsi, A. Lukens, R. Cowsert, J. Walton, K. Burke, D. Bolin. Row 2: Coach Velasco, T. Jones, A. Brown, T. Adkins, L. Scott, D. Norman, L. Willmore, D. Butler, K. Hampton, Mgr. J. Donahue. SOPHOMORE SCOREBOARD JV’s Opp. •14 Pinekneyville ...........................42 47 McLeansboro .............................51 61 Johnston City ...........................45 27 "Centralia .............................60 47 "Htfrrisburg ............................62 25 "Mt. Vernon .............................55 45 "Marion .................................75 46 "Benton .................................66 51 "Carbondale .............................70 56 "Harrisburg .............................67 30 "Benton .................................69 32 "Mt. Vernon .............................54 38 "Herrin .................................69 46 "Marion .................................70 59 "Carbondale .............................90 31 "Centralia .............................78 45 Johnston City ..........................56 49 "Herrin .................................52 denotes conference games Dziadus hauls down a rebound against the J-City Indians; Denny was the Redbirds second leading reboundcr. 431966 Cross Country team, bottom row: J. Rcnik, B. Ice, B. Clark, G. Hopkins, R. Young, P. Price. Row 2: D Walker T Jordan, G. Melville, D. Brock, M. Williams, J. Bonacorsi. Row 3: M. Nolen, R. Cowsert, E. Jordan, C. Brown, j. Bowyer j" Razer, K. Hampton. Redbird Harriers win third place in South 7 Conference Senior Mike Williams, FCHS’ most valuable runner. CROSS COUNTRY SCOREBOARD Triangular Meets Trico -----36 Redbirds ..44 Thompsonville 50 P°pe ......66 Redbirds ..28 Thompsonville 34 Centralja .30 Redbirds ..42 Carrier Mills ..56 Dual Meets Redbirds. . . ...31 Benton 27 Redbirds. . . .. .24 Marion 33 Redbirds. . . ...31 Centralia 27 Redbirds. . . ...20 Marion 38 Redbirds.. . ...29 Benton 28 Redbirds.. . ...28 Carrier Mills .... 27 South Seven Meet—Redbirds, third District Cross Country Meet—Redbirds, sixthSomewhat overshadowed by the success of last year’s fine cross country team, the 1966 Redbird Harriers accomplished some feats of their own. Paced by Senior Mike Williams, the young harriers took third place in the South Seven Conference Meet. Williams was undefeated in all area meets except the district and Trico Invitational Meets. Backing up Mike were two fine underclass runners, Bill Ice and Bill Clark. Clark, as a freshman, ran back to back with Mike all season long. The 1967 Golf Team had just begun to practice at Redbird press time. According to Coach Karoski the duffers seemed to have fine potentiality. The loss of Ted Harris and Bill Murray seemed to leave a big hole in the club, but Pat Riva, Steve Davis, and Tim “Timbo” Murphy took up slack and began retaining their form early in the still cool spring. Predictions indicate a fine golf season. Golf coach, George Karoski, demonstrates his form. Winning season predicted for FCHS duffers Bottom tout. D. McClellan, J. Morvich, T. Murphy, G. Hopkins, R. Cowsert. Row 2: A. Brown, R. McClellan, S. Davis, P. Riva, D. Melvin.Flcetfooted Tom Freeman leads a pack of fine runners at the highly competitive Mineral Area Meet at Carbondale. The FCHS trophy case sparkled as Redbird Darkness surrounds the track as coach Ernest confers with pole-vaulter Roger Cogdill, at Christopher. FCHS ALL-TIME TRACK RECORDS Event Record High Hurdles 15.3 Low Hurdles 20.4 100 10.3 220 22.4 440 50.4 880 1:54.3 Mile 4:34 Shot Put 60’2y2' Discus 156’ High Jump 5’10%’ Pole Vault 13’1%’ Broad Jump 21’5%’ Record Holder John Moake, 1942 Jim Ramsay, 1965 Artie McReaken, 1965 John Kinney, 1963 Tom Freeman, 1966 Tom Freeman, 1966 George Batts, 1934 Jerry Warren, 1965 Jerry Warren, 1965 Ed Mehok, 1936 Jack Sowers, 1954 Mick Wesalis, 1933 46Kneeling: K. Whitt, and A. McKie. Row 1: Coach Winter. B. Ice. L. Beavers. M. Gunter, M. Williams. J- Overturf. J. Wd-son. J. Paulk. J. Hawkins. Row 2: Coach Yuhas. D. Marks. J. Benton. B. Sloan, R. Wilkinson. T. Broy. H. Wilkinson, h. Griffin. I). Hutchins, Coach Ernest. Row 3: L. Warren. D. McClellan. J. Reach, C. Hudgens. T. Freeman, I). Patton. L. Jordan. J. Mondino. Cindermen won County, Tri-County titles Senior Tom Freeman, record-holder in the 440 and 880. Coach Ernest’s track team had another sparkling season in 1966. Although failing to win the South Seven conference championship, they won the coveted County crown for the fifth straight time and were the champions of the first annual Tri-County Meet. The Birds, paced by speedy middle distance man. Tom Freeman, also took sixth in the highh competitive Mineral Area Meet, and took second place behind Carbondale in the South Seven Meet. Freeman, who captured two records in his final year as a Redbird, paced the 880 yard dash in a blistering 1:54.3 time to capture the record, and eventually wound up as the fifth best half-miler in the State Meet at Champaign. Tom also set the FCHS mark in the 440 yard dash with a terrific 50.3 clocking. Teaming up with Freeman, seniors, Roger Cog-dill. Buddy Walton, Rick Wilkinson. Hub Wilkinson, Dennis McClellan, and Phil Erthall rounded out the veteran half of the squad. 476-1 Outcast and 7-0 Underdogs win fourth and fifth Larry Lingle drives and goes up for a two pointer. The 1966-67 Intramural season was climaxed on March 14, with a playoff game between the fourth and fifth hour champions. The game was even for 14 of the 16 minute contest, but the fourth hour’s Outcasts used free throws to pull from a slim 25-24 margin to down the fifth hour Underdogs, 31-24. During regular season play, the Outcasts compiled a 6-1 record, and the Underdogs were undefeated at 7-0. Members of the champion Outcasts were: Roger Chance, J. D. McElyea, Larry Lingle, Lee Van Zandt, Ron Burns, and Harold Bishop. Members of the Underdogs were: Dennis Patton, Mike Gunter, Mike Williams, Ralph Southard, Jim Paulk, and Mark Speers. The top five individual scorers were: Dennis Patton with 101 points; Roger Chance with 77; Mike Gunter and Steve Behn 64; and Mike Nolen with 55 points. Practice teachers, John Sala and Bill Bulat were in charge of the program;- they served under Gene Ernest and George Karoski. 6’5” Ron Burns attempts a close jump shot as his team, the Outcasts, win the overall intramural championship.hour Intramural titles Steve Behn fires a jump shot in intramural activity. Steve tied for second high scorer fifth hour. Dennis Patton lays up a rebound shot against the Beavere. Dennis was high scorer fifth hour. Danny Thomas (4) fights for a rebound in a game against the Underdogs in intramural play. Mike Gunter pulls down a rebound against the Beavers. Mike tied Steve Behn for second high scorer. 49F.C.H.S. on the go! ORGANIZATIONS . . .Greater interest in the choral department Mr. Morton listens closely to the Mixed Chorus as he directs the warm-up exercises, practiced daily. This year the mixed chorus was divided into two groups to accommodate the large number of students who signed up for the marvelous music program here at FCHS. The two Mixed Choruses combined, along with the Boys’ Chorus and Chordettes, presented two excellent concerts: one at Christmas and one in the spring. These featured both secular and sacred music, and also light numbers from musical comedies. In addition to these performances, the lovely Chordettes provided an enchanting atmosphere at the Homecoming Coronation Ceremony. These presentations would not have been possible without the capable direction of Mr. Morton. Other than presenting concerts, the chorus attended the Choral Clinic and “Music Under the Stars” at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Bottom roui: J. Joplin, D. Branch, J. McClerren, K. Arnett, M. Mitchell, B. Vaughn, M. Dial, Y. Hayes, A. Browning, M. Rotramel, L. Taylor. Row 2: K. Craig, B. Moore, C. Williams, J. Price, P. Luther, S. Fellman, M. Arnett, J. Toth, G. Creen, D. Simpson, M. Glenn, P. Roberts, J. Owsley, C. Wicker, N. Jones, J. Glenn. Row 3: M. Carello, D. Bixler, V. Shadowen, J. McKemie, C. Thompson, C. Wilcox, L. Tate, M. Richard, D. VanEckhout, J. Shannon, K. Stephan, P. Julian, C. Campbell, K. Carr, P. Darnell, S. Saul, T. Gipson, P. Darnell. Row 4: M. Eldridge, T. Stewart, B. Horsley, S. Swofford, R. McClellan, D. Cox, T. Pollack. L. Nolen, M. Williams, J. Morgan, G. Williams, D. Shelton, C. Sloan. J. Watson, Mr. Morton.Bottom row: K. Brashear, E. Dycus, C. Williams, D. Newton, H. Plasters, D. Donini, D. Jones, J. Walton, D. Toth, N. Gunter, Row 2: G. Brown, C Filkins, K. Fulks, P. Melvin, F. Dimmick, K. Myers, K. Mitchell, G. O’Steen, C. Karroll, J. Kerrone, S. Penrod, I. Walker, J. Podbevsek, A. Sparks, M. Crain. Row 3: C. Johns, B. Bowyer, K. Butta, G. Rissi, N. Castleman, P. Jennings. S. Gass, I). Redfearn, C. Hays, B. Otterson, B. Agnitsch, J. McKee, L. Avery, B. Filkins. Row 4: C. Jacobs, G. I-evanti, L. Ulrich. B. Cowan, K. Wallace, D. Williams, V. Dial, M. Lewis, M. Hays, D. Dukes, S. Bain G. Pirka, J. Dycus, M. Bourland. Mr. Morton. Row 5: M. Shadowen, J. Overturf, J. Griffin, L. LaMar, B. Boyer, L. Warren, B. Sloan, R. McClaskyi R. Pike, F. Seibert, R. Young, D. Thomas. brought the ’"sound of music" to F.C.H.S. liottom row: D. Bolin, D. Connor , B. Clark, W. Cooper. D. Shelton, R. Rahmoefler. Row 2: L Menees D WiUis. R Southard. J. Griffith, J. Morgan, B. Dunham, B. Batts, L. Willis. Row 3 : Mr. Morton, B. Loftus, D. Thomas, R. Walton, L. VanZandt, J. Summers, R. Snyder, R. Ledbetter, J. Broski. 53Members of the Chordettes are, bottom row: J. McKee, L. Ulrich, M. Hays, M. Lewis, N. Castleman, K. Butta, D. Dukes, S. Bain, K. Stephan. Roto 2: P. Roberts, I. Walker, J. Owsley, P. Luther, D. Toth, P. Francis, J. Walton, M. Rotramel, G. O’Steen. Row 3: S. Penrod, G. Pirka, C. Hays, B. Filkins, G. Rissi, B. Roe, F. Dimmick, C. Jacobs, B. Bowyer. B. Vaughn J. Podbevsek. Light hearts complement these beautiful voices This year, the choral groups proved to be service groups for the community as well as for the school. They furnished musical entertainment for the Women’s Club, Ki wanis Club, the Faculty Christmas Party, Baccalaureate, and Homecoming. At Christmas, a select group from both mixed choruses caroled here at FCHS, Central, and Franklin. Since last year’s production of “Carousel” was so successful, the Chorus along with the Speech Department is planning to produce another musical in the future. To help support the department, chorus members sold candy earlier this year. Cooperating with the Homecoming theme, “Belles et Beaux”, the Chordettes take positions in a bell formation as they await their appearance at the 1966-67 Homecoming Coronation. 54Bottom row: C. Campbell, C. Walton, P. Diewald, S. Jackanicz, N. Salis, G. Hawkins, N. Karroll, C. Reed, R. Davis, T. Jones, S. White, L. Rauback. Row 2: C. Hudspeth, G. Rogers, E. Terry, J. Vene, D. Depper, B. Book, C. Lazzeri, C. Ruzich, M. Moore, B. Blades, C. Melvin, S. Prusaczyk, C. Campbell, 1-. Crespi, C. Young, K. Craig. Row 3: S. Spowart, P. Belbas, B. Wilkerson, B. Zeckert, T. Dailey, A. Margelli, A. Brown, P. Jennings, J. Hawkins, A. Lukens, M. Eldridge, M. Cook, M. Mon-dino, G. Brown, E. Iodd. Row 4: F. Bcncie, D. Price, D. Marks, P. Golio, A. Neilson, T. Patton, N. Karroll, M. Adkins, S. Lyday, S. Burns, C. Hemminghaus, S. Gilula, L. Morris. Row 5: T. Newton, A. Webb, D. Melvin, A. Boner, E. Blades, S. Davis, C. Campbell, D. •Harper, T. Salis, P. Spence, P. Riva, K. Nichol-on, J. Paulk, D. McClerin, R. Stewart. Bringing to life sounds of past and present Mr. Alan Crawford directs the FCHS band as half-time entertainment during a home basketball game. Our fine FCHS high school band provided music for any and every occasion. Whether it’s lovely, dreamy music for the Homecoming Coronation, or high-stepping marches for the football games, the band always provides fine entertainment. The band has played at every home basketball game, put on half-time shows at home football games, and added much to both pep sessions and the annual bonfire in the form of the pep band. This year on Shrin-ers’ Day, both the band and the city played host to Shriners from East St. Louis, Illinois. The band not only has beautiful music but beautiful girls, too. This year’s majorettes were: head majorette, Carol Ruzich; feature twirlers, Cindy Lazzeri, and Gay la Rogers; and twirlers, Linda Rauback and Sue Ann Spowart. Under the leadership of Alan Crawford, and the band cabinet members Ken Nicholson, Danny Melvin, Jim Paulk, and John Hawkins, the band earned money for a band tour by selling light bulbs and Christmas cards. 55Cornet section, bottom row: P. 5- Blades, S. Lyday, D. Marks. Golio, B. Wilkerson, B. Zeckerl, J. Vene. Row 2: D. Price, S. Gilula, C. Campbell, S. Davis, Adding to school spirit, the lively FCHS hand The members of the band and their instruments were: Cornets: E. Blades, C. Campbell, S. Davis, S. Gilula. P. Golio, T. Jones, S. Lyday, D. Marks, D. Price, J. Vene, A. Webb, B. Wilkerson, B. Zeckert, F. Bencie. Clarinets: B. Blades, L. Crespi, R. Davis, D. Depper, P. Diewald, M. Eldridge, C. Hemminghaus, S. Jackan-icz, P. Jennings, C. Lazzeri, A. Margelli, C. Melvin, M. Moore, D. McClerin, L. Rauback, C. Reed, G. Rogers, C. Ruzich, N. Salis, C. Young. Flutes: P. Belbas, C. Campbell, C. Campbell, K. Craig, A. Neilson, T. Patton, M. Presley, E. Terry, C. Walton, E ) Clarinet: L. Morris. Oboe: L. Crawford. Bassoon: Gary Brown. Bass Clarinet: G. Hawkins. Alto Clarinet: S. Spowart. French horn: M. Adkins, J. Hawkins, D. Harper, S. White. Alto Saxophones: B. Book, S. Burns, N. Karroll, N. Karroll, S. Prusaczyk. Tenor Saxophones: T. Dailey, C. Hudspeth, D. Melvin. Baritone Saxophone: P. Mullins. Trombones: A. Boner, M. Cook, M. Mondino, E. Todd. Basses: T. Newton, R. Stewart. Drums: A. Brown, A. Lukens, K. Nicholson, J. Paulk, P. Riva, T. Salis, P. Spence. Top picture: Terry Newton, FCHS’s only tuba player, watches intently and awaits his cue. Lower picture: C. Ruzich, C. Reed, D. McClerin, and R. Davis strive to get perfect tones from their clarinets.Cabinet members, John Hawkins, Danny Melvin, Jimmy Paulk, and captain, i, Ken Nicholson, observe a Student Musician magazine. played at home basketball and football games Drum section, left to right: A. Lukens, K. Nicholson, T. Salis, P. Spence, A. Brown, and J. Plolk.Cast from left to right: Larry Smith, Carol Jean Hays, Andrea Sparks, David Dugger, Danny Willis, and Sally Mitchell. Imaginary six-foot rabbit appears at FCHS! S. Mitchell and L. Smith practice their roles in “Harvey.” ■‘Aunt Ethel, I want you to meet Harvey. As you can see he’s a Pooka.” With these words, Elwood P. Dowd, Larry Smith, makes his first appearance in, the Junior Class Play, “HARVEY”. Dowd is an eccentric millionaire with a rather unusual friend, an invisible 6’ 11 4” white rabbit. Veta Louise Simmons, Elwood’s sister, played by Carol Hays, tries to have him admitted to a mental institution. Dr. Sanderson, Byrle Brunton, believes Veta Louise, not Elwood should be admitted. Ridiculous events start to take place when Elwood returns to the institution to find Harvey, who had been misplaced in all the excitement. The play ends in a turmoil; only Elwood P. Dowd and Harvey are not going around in circles. Other actors in the play were: Andrea Sparks, Mary Lamont, Patty Julian, Sally Mitchell, Jim Paulk, Steve Gilula, Cathy Coleman, David Dugger, and Danny Willis. 58Silting: F. Dimmick, C. Conaughty, R. Whitt, D. McClerin, M. Lewis. Standing: B. Bowyer, Mr. Ingle, C. Brown, M. Dun-ston, L. Nolen, G. Rissi, S. Butler. Senior Class presents a dramatic highlight At 8 o’clock on the night of November the 10th, the curtain rose once again on another great F.C.H.S. performance, The Diary of Anne Frank. This play, directed by Mr. Ron Ingle, is the story of a young Jewish girl, Anne Frank, portrayed by Frances Dimmick; Mr. Frank, her father, Ron Whitt; and Mrs. Frank, Connie Conaughty, who are forced to go into hiding during Hitler’s reign. Their crowded living conditions and intense emotional torture are shared by the VanDaans, enacted by Marilyn Lewis and Danny McClerin. and their young son, Peter, Mike Dunston. Their troubles become even more complicated, when they take in the homeless Mr. Dussel, Cam Brown. Food and other necessities are continuously brought to them by Miep, portrayed by Gail Rissi, and Mr. Krahler, Larry Nolen. The detailed lighting and sound effects, operated by Ben Murphy and Vicky Hill, added to the play’s vivid reality. The hard work and extreme worry contributed by the cast, crews, and their director, Mr. Ingle, resulted in a truly outstanding senior production. Too many people and not enough food caused frequent quarrels during their years of captivity. 59Thespians carry on honored traditions of stage The smell of greasepaint, the roar of the crowd ... These things are shared by actors everywhere and by the members of the National Thespians. This is an organization for people interested in acting and in the theater. The West Frankfort chapter of the club is Troupe 996 and is sponsored by Mr. Butler and Mr. Ingle. The organization’s activities give the members a chance to learn more about the fundamentals of theater work both on stage and behind. Throughout the year members read plays, attended amateur and professional productions, and discussed the various aspects of acting. Members also helped produce the Junior and Senior Class Plays. Whether or not a member plans to continue acting as a career, belonging to this club is a useful and enjoyable experience. Who knows, maybe one day a famous movie star will come from Troupe 996. Officers were: S. Mitchell, president; S. Taylor, vice-president; C. Williams, secretary-treasurer. Rehearsing the jail scene in- the contest play, “Hello Out There”, are J. Reach, R. Ledbetter, P. Luther, and D. Cantrell. Bottom row: V. Dial, T. Patton, P. Julian, C. Williams, S. Mitchell, S. Taylor, K. Carr, N. Salis, C. Campbell. Row 2: M. Mitchell, T. Leasck, N. Reach, M. Brotherton, C. Conaughty, A. Sparks, D. Depper, A. Finn, C. Campbell, S. Manion, G. Rissi, P. Luther, D. Perkins, J. Gass. Row 3: D. Kirk, D. Lavish, R. Doxie, K. Stephan, H. Yucas, C. Lazzeri, T. Gipson, C. Young, P. Calvert, P. Diewald, C. Martin, J. McKee, J. McKee, L. Ragsdale, K. Whitt, D. Rotramcl. Row 4: Mr. Ingle b’. Zcckert, O. Nangle, L. Smith, R. Ledbetter, D. Pigg, D. McClerin, R. Whitt, L Morris, 0. Taylor, D. Baldi, J. Paulk Mr Butler.FCHS leads adventures in scouting and skills Left to right: F. Dimmick, C. Jacobs, R. Rcamcs, B. Roe, C. Coleman, L. Ulrich, B. Bowyer, I. Walker, P. Francis. Bottom row: M. Rotramcl, C. Irvin, T. Mitchell, J. Hogg, C. Campbell, M. Mitchell. Row 2: L. Mences, P. Jennings, A. Lukens, D. McClerin, D. Bolin, K. Hampton. Row 3: Mr. Morton, J. Walton, B. Rotramel, N. Byrne, J. Roberts. The Girl Scouts play an important role in our community. This year, taking an active part in civic duties, they helped with the hospital parking lot fund drive and took polls for the cancer drive. Senior scouts help the leaders of the cadet and junior scout troups. Each year they sell Girl Scout Calendars and cookies. During Christmas, they visit homes of elderly couples and go caroling. Mrs. Coleman is the Girl Scout advisor. The officers were: president, Patty Francis; vice-president, Iris Walker; secretary, Cathy Jacobs; treasurer, Cathy Coleman. The Bowling Club is an established organization set up to teach the students of FCHS the fundamentals and enjoyment of bowling. The club meets every Saturday morning at the bowling alley so the members may have a chance to better their averages from the past week or to compete against each other in intra-club tournaments. The club sponsor was Mr. Morton. 61Building a future with the lumber of education The Building Trades boys level and install a window in their project house on North Horrell Avenue. It looks as though Mr. Steh’s boys are at it again. With last year’s Building Trades’ House such a success, the boys have already begun on a new one. The house, which when completed will have a garage, three bedrooms, a bath-and-a-half, kitchen and living room combination, is located in the new Horrell Addition. The house will take two years to complete and should be finished in 1968. This type of project offers the boys an excellent chance to use their skills in carpentry. All work on the house, including electrical wiring 'and heating will be done by the students. After the house is completed, it will be sold by means of closed bids. These boys, in learning and creating, may find a trade leading to a successful future. Building Trades members, standing from left to right: Mr. Steh, L. Lingle, D. Sailliez, T. Gass, R. Weiman, R. Rogers C. Davidson; kneeling: T. Broy, J. Graskewicz, R. Chance. 62Learning the skills of an occupational future Will the differential make the difference? In the case that it will, the FBI had better check it out. Even though they run around with grease, sawdust, and graphite all over them, they are learning something while they get dirty. Most of these people are learning a skill that they hope to make their profession. In addition to this, they aid the school and its personnel by doing repair work on various equipment and by building such things as the background for the annual Homecoming. The members of the club also built many useful and attractive articles for their homes. The officers of the club were: president, Ervin Thomas; vice-president, Ralph Southard; secretary-treasurer, Earl Jordan; and sergeant-at-arms, David Pearson. This year the club was under the capable leadership of Mr. Romack. Bottom row: Mr. Romack, E. Jordan, D. Pearson, E. Thomas, R. Southard. Row 2: F. Seibert, C. Williams, C. Cowan, T. Jordan, L. Melvin, K. Price, D. Shelton, L. Willis, R. Plasters. Row 3: W. Carter, C. Cash, M. Thomas, P. Parkhill, F. Cipson, E. Muir, R. Shelton, T. Orr, R. Smith. Earl Jordan and David Pearson operate the Carl Cash turns a taper on a piece of hex auto mechanics electronic engine tester. stock as Terry Orr looks on. Tom Jordan watches Leroy Melvin work with architectural equipment in drafting class. Willie Carter observes as Mike Thomas works at the wood lathe, molding a chair rung. 63Bottom rotv: M. Moore, J. McKee, L. Finn, I. Walker, R. Whitt, C. Campbell, J. Griffin, D. Jones. Row 2: Mrs. Wolfe, S. Flood, M. Underwood, P. Stanislawski, P. Francis, C. Campbell, B. Dutton, J. McKee, R. Etters, B. Book, E. Arview, C. Walton. Row 3: P. Belbas, E. Terry, P. Finn, G. Rissi, D. Redfearn, D. Finn, C. Hays, M. Barr, D. Croslin, D. Polchuske, S. Moore, L. Zygadlo, C. Lazzeri. Assuring an education for future Americans Gail Rissi, Ron Whitt, and Larry Vaughan wrap gifts for the Christmas Party held at the Hurst-Bush Children’s Home. These are the young people with the desire and ability to help, to share, and to become a part of the great teaching profession. These are the members of the F.T.A., an organization under the direction of Mrs. Afton B. Wolfe, which helps students to learn more about teaching and to decide if this is the path which they choose to follow. Several students participate in the Cadet Teaching Program at Franklin School, where they observe classes and teach under a strict supervision. Other highlights of the club are the Initiation Banquet, the F.T.A. Workshop, the Christmas Party at Hurst-Bush Children’s Home, and the Senior Farewell Banquet. Members of this club always graduate with many wonderful memories of a busy F.T.A. year. Officers of the 1966-67 year were: Ron Whitt, president; Charles Campbell, vice-president; Iris Walker, secretary; Don Jones, treasurer; Jon Griffin, chaplain; and Linda Finn, publicity editor. 64The purpose of the National Honor Society is to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of secondary schools. To be eligible for membership, one must be a junior or senior with a scholastic average of B, participate effectively in school activities, and spend one semester at F.C.H.S. The final factor used to determine selection is election by the teachers. In the spring, a very meaningful ceremony is held to honor those students who were elected along with other students who are recognized for various services. The Honor Society, which was organized at F.C.H.S. in 1927, is sponsored by Mr. James Hastie. Susan Taylor, Orval Nangle, and Daryl McCoy anxiously scan the names listed on the Honor Society roster. Competition produces achievement and success Bottom row: P. Luther, B. Bowyer, M. Lewis, C. Ruzich, R. Davis, C. Brown, M. Hays, J. Griffin, C. Mabrv, R. Etters. Row 2: G. Pirka, 1. Walker, B. Roe, J. McKee, S. Butler, E. Arview, S. Taylor, L. Ragsdale, L. Ulrich, G. Hawkins. L. May, P. Stanislawski, L. Finn, S. Flood, C. Mick. Row 3: O. Nangle, C. Prusaczyk, M. Belbas, J. DeMattei, G. Hudgens, B. Rotra-mel, D. Harper, K. Brock, R. Missavage, L. Whittaker, P. Golio, M. Dunston, Mr. Hastie.Bottom row: T. Leasck, S. Book, D. Ramsey, M. Lamont, S. Donahue, D. Croslin, K. Smith, D. Rotramel, C. Lazzeri, J. Orlow ski. Row 2: P. Francis, J. Rose, P. Diewald. L. Donkin, N. Reach, P. Trini, P. Bclbas, P. Squario, S. Manion, B. Anderson, G. Coleman, P. Julian, J. Stalions, J. Gray, L. Wood, Mrs. Riva. Row 3: C. Moake, S. Dorris, J. Mitizia, V. Dial, T. Patton, C. Young, H. Yucas, C. Wilcox, K. Sabolo, D. Lavish, D. Perkins, A. Sparks, P. Calvert, C. Melvin, G. Miscik, S. Lyday, B. Bylsma, B. Jones. These girls are on the beam behind the team, Red B 4er ojiicCTs, Debby Croslin, Cindy Lazzeri, Janice Orlowski, and Karen Smith admire sweatshirts.Bottom row: M. Swinkunis, M. Dorris, B. Book, D. Hogan, K. Litsch, D. Depper, N. Sails, J. Taylor. Row 2: J. Price, N. McGhee, M. Sneddon, G. Levanti, B. Coleman, C. Irvin, T. Smith, V. Melvin, C. Spencer, M. Mitchell, T. Ray, A. Day. Row 3: M. Minton, E. Terry, L. Crcspi, M. Brotherton, G. Rogers, B. Vaughn, B. Wilburn, M. Dial, M. Griffin, V. Dudenbostel, C. Bartolini, V. Doty, K. Lee, L. Rauback. Row 4: M. Barr, P. Roberts, J. Tapley, S. Spowertr T. Mitchell, K. Stephans, S. Wall, C. Martin, C. Campbell, K. Butta, J. Hogg, J. Doerr, G. Moschino. they back the Birds in victory and defeat. The Red Peppers is an organization formed to maintain school spirit and support all Redbird teams in the times of victory and in the times of defeat. A tradition of the club is for the members to wear the school colors (red and gray) to all athletic events to show that they are behind the Birds, all the way. Membership is open to any high school girl who will give her full support to the teams. By selling sweatshirts and candy and attending the games, the girls collected points to help them toward the annual trip in the spring. The officers of the club were: D. Croslin, pres.; K. Smith, vice-pres.; D. Rotramel, corr. sec.; J. Grlowski, rec. sec.; and C. Lazzeri, treas. The members of the board were: B. Anderson, S. Manion, C. Coleman, and P. Squario. The club was sponsored by Mrs. Riva, P.E. instructor.ZTV° L"7' n remer Si CfSS' P‘ ,ShrI,Z’ I' e"nedy’ °- S,anIey- Row 2: R- Ma2ula. K. Uraski, B. Pike. D. K Wilt W n M G'u0Si x".,i.C‘ Jo°pRn’.J» S‘ Mahan- M- Murphy. Row 3: Mrs. Newton. M. Dunn. T. Joiner B. Wilkerson, D. Murphy, B. Miller, R. Craig, D. Cowan, C. Hayes They help to nourish our minds and bodies Rollom row: Mrs. Boner, K. Carr, C. Conaughty, T. Gipson. Miss Myers. Row 2: B. Brunton, J. Roberts, R. Whitt, R. Walton, N. Byrne. Much recognition should be given to our cafeteria workers. They are students who volunteer each year ‘0 work in the cafeteria; their remuneration is a nearly meal each day. The duties of the cafeteria workers include serving lunches, waiting on teachers, washing dishes, and cleaning off tables. The club sponsored the first events of Homecoming week with the annual chili supper and sock hop. In order to raise more funds for the treasury, the members sold vanilla and pepper. In the spring, they took a trip to St. Louis. The student helpers of the F.C.H.S. library constitute the library club, under the supervision of Mrs. Boner. This service rendered on their own school time, is very valuable to the smooth system of handling the students pleasure and reference materials. Once or twice each year, these diligent workers take time out for a party held in the school library. Officers for the school year were the following: president, Richard Walton; vice-president, Ron Whitt; and committee chairman, Linda Treece. 68To develop initiative and leadership, to sene the school and community, and to prepare students for useful citizenship are the objectives of “Key Clubbing.” The Key Club is an international organization of sophomore, junior, and senior boys who have proven to be enterprising, self-reliant, and courteous. This year’s club was active not only in the community, but also in the state and district. Members raised money for the new teen-town, decorated Christmas trees for the school and gym, collected soap for the Dixon State Hospital, and produced a show for the American Cancer Society’s benefit. Nevertheless, they somehow found time to participate on the international level. Pat Riva served as Lt. Governor of Division 15, and Steve Gilula was secretary of the I-I District. This year’s officers were: Cam Brown, president; Dick Cox, vice-president; Orval Nangle, secretary; and Terry Burke, treasurer. Mr. Yuhas was sponsor. O. Nangle and D. Cox decorate a Christmas tree in the lower corridor, an annual Key Club project. They are dedicated to serving with integrity Bottom row: S. Davis, P. Riva, S. Gilula, T. Burke, O. Nangle, C. Brown, D. Cox, M. Dunston. Row 2: K. Criffin, B. Ice, I Morvich D. Hutchins, G. Morris, T. Murphy, K. Brock, J. Griffin. Row 3: A. McKie, D. Christian, D. Brock, C. Ielasc, J. Hawkins, G. Hopkins, J. Razor, Mr. Yuhas. Row 4: J. Benton, T. Ahlm, D. Dziadus, G. Hudgens, L. Smith, B. Sloan. B. Boyer. 69Bottom row: D. Dugger, O. Taylor, D. McCoy. Row 2: P. Golio, M. Dial, J. McCoy, S. .Taylor, L. Gibbs, J. Roberts. Row 3: Mr. Stritzel, D. McClerin, E. Muir, S. Gilula. M. Belbas, R. Gass, R. Lamkin. The Math Club was organized for students who like experimenting with figures beyond the problems given them in class. The club, though small in size, held meetings every two weeks. Club members learned to prove minor problems on the math department’s computer, MINI VAC 601. The club was sponsored by Mr. Stritzel, and club officers were president, Daryl McCoy; vice-president, Owen Taylor; secretary-treasurer, David Dugger. Life would be dull and meaningless for everyone without beauty; the members of the Art Club agree. Each year they take a trip to Giant City Park to view' the leaf and rock formations and to Carbondale to watch the S.I.U. Homecoming Parade. Another trip was made to study the displays at the St. Louis Art Museum. The Art Club is established for students who want to reach a deeper appreciation of art and a fuller meaning from it. Club officers wrere president, Tim Murphy; vice-president, Don Gass; secretary-treasurer, Jan Miti-zia.‘ The club was sponsored by Mrs. I ee. W or king with figures delights these students Bottom row: Mrs. Lee, Z. Brown, D. VanEckhout, V. Zavich, B. Bylsma, J. Mitizia, T. Murphy, D. Gass, J. Shannon, S. Flood. L. Finn, PL May. Row2: P. Julian, E. Arview, M. Crain, P. Darnell, C. Rich, B. Book, T. Gipson, M. Glenn, J. Stalions, D. Follow'd I, T. Mocaby, D. Donini, B. Pritchard, D. Lavish, D. Payne, A. Finn, V. Dudcnbostcl, V. Shelton, S. Fellman. Row 3: , „ Gass’ Uarncl1’ M- Minton, A. Sparks, P. Holleman, M. Pearson, J. Newell, E. Carr, J. McCoy, V. Zavich, M. Julian, K. Kerrone, C. Morris, L. Vaughan, M. Fields, K. Sabolo, P. Trini, N. Zavich, P. Arnette. Row 4: D. Walker E. Caslleman, B. Zeckert, T. Joiner, W. Turner, D. Patton, C. Prusaezyk, R. Lamkin. 70Bottom row- V Melvin, S. Butler, V. Hill, D. VanEckhout, M. Hays, S. Penrod, S. Donahue, M. Minton, C. Hays. Row 2: Miss Stephens, S. Book, M. Dorris, B. Book, L. May, G. Pirka. K. Smith, K Lee D Perkins, S. Flood A. Sparks, Miss Perr. Row .3: D. Cantrell T. Dillon, H. Yucas, C. Moake, M. Lewis, M. Adkins, C. Coleman, G. Miscik, D. Rotramel, P. Calvert, K. Litsch, S. Mitchell. They honor themselves by serving the school The Sub Debs is an organization for girls who are interested in improving themselves socially, scholastically, and personally. The club, which is sponsored by Miss Stephens, began the year’s activities by drawing names for secret sisters. This is a club tradition in which each member is paired with another and is responsible for giving her a gift on Christmas and her birthday. The identity of a girl’s secret sister was not revealed until the end of the year. Also, at that time, new' officers were elected, and the annual Mother-Daughter Banquet was held. The club raised money for their social and service activities by the traditional sale of mums for the Homecoming game. This year’s officers were: president, M. Hays; vice-president, D. Van Eckhout; secretary, S. Pen-rod; treasurer, S. Donahue; co-sponsor, Miss Perr. President Mary Ellen Hays completes a business transaction by selling Mike Williams a Homecoming mum.Tri-Hi- Y ideals create Christian principles T,LLrW l M- MLtche1'’ L crawf°rd 8 C. Filkins, D., P. Finn, M. Bro.her.on, C. Camp- beU. N Sails, C. Thompson Bon’ 2: W. Short, K. Thompson, G. Moschino, L. Rauback, C. McCu.chcon, C Groves M K°rSte.»henfm)?o b?S'.J- 50s? D- D cus- B- Coleman, J. Dycus, J. Taylor, G. Rogers, M. Rotramel’ Cresoi M R .rr 13'nJr ”'3 m a™"' J a'?.3"' R°ber?8' E- Swi,lik- J- McKemie, J. Wilson, S. Spowart, L. Crespi, M. Barr J Orlowsk. M. Griffin, L. Avery, G. Allen, K. Mitchell, T. Mitchell, D. Bixler. How 4: C. Young J Tan- £ m‘1"' ‘ Sn”b"-A “ ’•c M hK B- • t wii..,, s.Bottom row: P. Francis, C. Campbell, C. Coleman, C. Jacobs, I. Walker, D. VanEckhout B Bowyer, S. Penrod, V Hi, P. Luther, C. Mick. Row 2: V. Melvin, T. Leasck, K. Lee, P. Diewald, L. Finn, S. Flood. J McKee, L. Ezell, C Rissi.L. Ulrich, K Mitchell N. Reach, M. Swinkunas, K. Smith, J. McKee, C. Pirka, J. Mitizia, C. Bartol.m, D Finn Row 3: B Dutton, S. Butler, F. Dimmick, J. Podbevsek, M. Riddle, D. Perkins. M. Minton. P. Calvert, S. Mitchell C. Mtscik, J. Doerr. L. Zygadlo, D. Redfearn, S. Manion, K. Butta, D. Hogan, S. Moore, C. Lazzeri, S. Taylor. Row 4: M. Moore, A. Sparks, M. Under-wood, S. Donahue, A. Neilson, C. Hays, B. Bylsma, M. Adkins, C. Martin. C. Moake, H. Yucas, T. Patton, S. Lyday, M. Lewis, V. Zavich, T. Dillon, D. Heard, K. Sabolo, S. Dorris. to build solid futures for American girls Tri-Hi-Y girls gave up their Saturday 'afternoon, February 25, to decorate for the Tri-Hi-Y Dance at the Country Club. The Tri-Hi-Y is an international girls’ club which aims to give training in American Christian democratic ideals. Their slogan is “Pure thoughts, pure words, and pure action.” The girls enthusiastically volunteered for each activity and worked hard to raise money for their semi-formal dance held in February. At Christmas, they delivered baskets to various nursing homes and decorated Christmas trees in the auditorium. The girls also participated in the YMCA-sponsored Youth Legislature and tlje Pre-legislative Conference. Besides their dance, the club’s social activities included a welcoming tea for new members, a candlelight initiation ceremony, a party after delivering Christmas baskets, and a mother-daughter banquet. Money for these activities was earned through the successful magazine sale in the fall and from the concessions at a basketball game. Officers this year were: president, Darlene Van Eckhout; vice-president, Iris Walker; corresponding secretary, Cathy Jacobs; recording secretary, Barbara Bowyer; chaplain, Vicky Hill; assistant chaplain, Susan Penrod; treasurer, Cathy Coleman. Their sponsor was Mrs. Sandra Fiori.Bottom row: D. Thompson, J. Murphy, M. Sailly, P. Spence, D. Cremer, A. Brown, D. Lovan, R. Dasher. Row 2: Mr. Smith, A. Hubbard, R. Shelby, D. Lemmon, D. Reed, G. Mitchell, D. Cremer, G. Williams, T. Jones, J. Marrs, E. Reed. Row 3: T. Joiner, A. Kern, G. Stipes, T. Kirby, G. Warfel, T. Woods, S. Marks, B. Wilkerson, R. Darby, A. Margclli, B Batts. Row 4: J. Joplin, G. Reed, G. York, E. Todd, J. Beasley, R. Pasquino, E. Carr, J. Summers, D. Murphy, G. O’Steen, R. Riddle, J. Vaughn. Expanding population causes agricultural demands; During FFA Week, Ag boys decorated and waited on faculty tables in the school cafeteria, to honor the teachers. From a small and rather insignificant beginning, the FFA has become one of tbe largest and most important clubs at FCHS. If the quality of an organization were judged by its activities, tbe FFA would be at the top. Few clubs, even the larger ones, have as many different and interesting activities as this one. Club members are educated in the latest farming methods through various seminars conducted throughout the state. Through these, members enioy learning valuable information which they will use throughout their lives. In addition to attending these seminars, members entered contests and several won valuable prizes for their livestock and produce. The FFA is sponsored by Mr. Smith, who takes a larger than usual interest in the club. Officers for the year were: Dick Cremer—president; Mark Sailly—reporter; Archie Brown—vice-president; Pat Spence—secretary; Dan Lovan—treasurer; Jim Murphy—sentinel. 74Freshman Alan Kern waters his prize-winning Hereford calf. Alan promises to be a fine FFA member in the future. Dick Cremer (third from left) represented the local FFA Chapter at the annual Future Farmers Farm Bureau Conference held on the Illinois Normal campus. members of FFA will help meet these demands The FCHS soil judging team took second place at the soil judging contest at Murphysboro. From left to right: R. Dasher, S. Marks, D. Thompson, J. Joplin, Mr. Smith, D. Cremer. 75Miss Pyatt, Ken Whitt, and Ron Whitt refill the paper vending machines, a responsibility the club has each year. The members of the student council, sponsored by Miss Pyatt, expresses student opinion in student government and are elected each semester by the students of each homeroom. The purpose of this group is to develop student responsibility and citizenship through participation in school activities. As one of their outstanding activities, the council held a student government day in which students took over the jobs of school officials and student teachers ruled the classrooms. They also sponsored a fundraising drive fot the March of Dimes. This year’s student council officers were: president, Ron Whitt; vice-president, Tim Alhm; secretary, Gayle Pirka; and treasurer, Vicky Hill. Democratic government via student representation Bottom row: M. Griffin, T. Lcasck, D. Finn, M. Dorris, V. Hill, G. Pirka, T. Ahlm, R. Whitt. Row 2: Miss Pyatt, B. Stewart, J. Rcnik, D. Cantrell, D. Perkins, K. Butta, C. Hcmminghaus, M. Adkins, G. Levanti, B. Filkins, C. Mabry, C. Ruzich, K. Whitt, O. Taylor, R. Cowscrt. Row 3: K. Campbell, L. Wood, N. Salis, M. Dunston, B. Sloan, P. Riva. J. Mondino, S. Davis, L. Warren, D. Ramsey, L. Whittaker, K. Brock, V. Melvin 76Bottom row: Miss Nave, P. Luther, S. Pacentine, R. Etters, J. McKee, S. Taylor, E. Arview, D. McClerin. Row 2: A. Sparks, S. Donahue, S. McClerren. D. Perkins, P. Calvert, S. Penrod, L. Ezell, M. Lament, J. McKee, L. Finn O. Nangle Row 3: A. Day, M. Minton. M. Underwood, C. Hays, D. Rotramel, M. Adkins, V. Zavich, S. Mitchell, L. Ragsdale, R. Lamkin, S. Davis, L. Vaughan. Students today — poets and authors tomorrow In effort to give form to their emotions and ideas, members of the Creative Writers Club, under the direction of Miss Nave, produced a multitude of various literary works. However, believing that “all work and, no play will make Johnny a dull boy,” they gave an Initiation Banquet and three parties. Several members received recognition by publication of their prose and poetry. Those who received publication of both prose and poetry were: S. Taylor, L. Finn, J. McKee, S. Davis, L. Vaughan, J. McKee, and R. Etters; of prose only, P. Calvert, S. Donahue, L. Ezell, V. Zavich, M. Minton, S. Penrod, and A. Sparks; of verse only, D. Perkins and E. Arview. The 1966-67 officers were: president, Susan Taylor; vice-president, Elaine Arview; secretary, Ja ma McKee; and treasurer, Rosanne Etters. Club officers, seated: L. Finn; S. Taylor; J. McKee; standing, Miss Nave, sponsor; R. Etters; and E. Arview proudly gaze at the certificates they received for publications. 77Bottom row: R. Etters, C. Melvin, C. Spencer, G. Rissi, D. Redfeam, P. Peeler, L. Ragsdale, S. Pacentine, D. Deppcr, K. Butta, B. Book, A. Neilson, G. Pirka, S. Moore. Row 2: L. Zygadlo, C. McCutcheon. D. Wilson, V. Zavich, M. Minton, S. Donahue, L. Ezell. B. Dutton. S. Mitchell, S. Butler, V. Melvin, G. Allen, C. Mitchell, M. Dorris, D. Bixler, E. Arview, L. Finn, C. Mabry, V. Hill, I. Walker, M. Underwood, J. Morvich. Row 3: C. Walton, K. Thompson, D. Cantrell, P. Squario, K. Mitchell, M. Fields, C. Hudspeth, C. Coleman, D. Rotramel, C. Lazzeri. C. Moake, A. Day, M. Lamont, N. Reed, J. Smith, D. Hutchins, G. Morris, D. Price, B. Ice, O. Nangle, D. Jones, M. Mondino. Row 4: T. Kirby, L. Warren, A. Elliot, J. Razer, S. Cook, S. Woods, D. Christian, K. Griffin, B. Rotramel, D. Harper, D. Gass, D. Brock, D. Dugger, G. Hopkins, D. Melvin, J. Mondino, J. Hawkins, G. Brown. Nosotros somos miembros del club de espanol Spanish students who toured Mexico in the summer of 1966 were, seated: O. Nangle, L. Zygadlo, I. Walker, R. Etters; standing: D. Dugger, B. Armes. The newly formed Spanish Club, sponsored by Mrs. Fiori, is composed of students from her five Spanish classes. This year, the school has helped the growth and interest of the club by providing for a three-year program of Spanish study. The organization began their first active year with a picnic held at Fern Cliffe, during the first of October. Club news and school events were published in a Spanish newspaper, “El Papagayo”, which was distributed in the classes. At Christmas time, members of the club toured the streets of the city, singing Spanish Christmas carols. Afterwards, a party was held at Mr. and Mrs. Fiori’s home. A large, semi-formal Christmas dance was held at the West Frankfort Country Club. In April, many students traveled to Saint Louis, Missouri, where they spent the night and attended a Spanish ballet. Generally, the club promotes a better understanding of Spanish interests and customs. Officers were: D. Melvin, president; E. Arview, vice-president; M. Dorris, secretary; J. Razer, treasurer. 78Under the direction of Miss Perr, the newly formed French Club enjoyed a full year of activities. Among these were the Mardi Gras, Christmas caroling, and a banquet offering French foods. The club, which consisted of approximately fifty-four members, met twice a month and conducted all their meetings in French; this gave members a chance to exercise their skill in speaking the language. At the first meeting, the constitution was drawn up, officers were elected, and the club’s official name, Le Circle Francaise, was chosen. Through these activities and meetings, members gained a useful understanding of the language and culture of France. Officers of the club this year were president, Steve Davis; vice-president, Jeri McKee; secretary, Rebecca Blades; and treasurer, Susan Taylor. Members of the French Club sampled the delicious food served at the club Mardi Gras. Nous sommes les membres de la club de francais, Bottom row: S. Gass, J. McCoy, B. Blades, J. McKee, S. Davis, S. Taylor, P. Tanner, K. Wallace, J. Newell. Row 2: Miss Perr, R. Mazula, J. Alverson, C. Bartolini, C. Campbell, P. Miner, P. Francis, S. Fellman, S. Penrod. C. Williams, J. Mc- Clerren Row 3: V. Toth, K. Neibcl, S. Prusaczyk, S. Clay, C. Johns, E. Orr, G. Miscik, K. Lee, T. Smith, M. Swinkunas, C. Wilcox, H. Yucas, K. Litsch. Row 4: K. Misajlovich, L. Finn. D. Polchuske, L. May, C. Hemminghaus, S. Cilula, G. Reece, C. Campbell. L. Vaughan, K. Whitt, G. Weintz. Row 5: W. White, L. Deason, C. Campbell, R. Maddox, R. Whitt, D. Wilson, T. Carpenter, T. Salis, N. Byrne, E. Martin. 79Hi-Y is a national boys organization related to the YMCA. All high school boys willing to carry on the club slogan, “clean speech, sports, and scholarship”, are invited to join. The objectives of the Hi-Y is to find friendship, adventure, recreation, and inspiration. Meetings were held on every other Tuesday, and, following each meeting, the members played basketball. They were kept busy by sponsoring two dances and a car wash. The Hi-Y club members helped clean the old teen-town, and, on Heart Sunday, they went from door to door collecting money for the Heart Fund Drive. The club members also took an annual spring trip. Club officers this year were Ken Brock, president; Tim Murphy, vice-president; Steve Behn, treasurer; and Byrle Brunton, secretary. On February 26, Hi-Y members knocked on doors throughout the city collecting donations for the Heart Fund Drive. Hi-Y molds characters and ideals for young men Bottom row: M. Belbas, K. Brock, T. Murphy, B. Brunton, D. Dugger. J. Burke, B. Wilson, J. Yusko. Row 2: C. White, L. Menees, B. Lear, B. Stewart, D. Followell, J. Renik, J. Donahue, D. Walker, K. Williams, Mr. Velasco. Row 3: R. McLain, D. Newton, M. Mills, G. Reed, P. Golio, B. Taylor, M. Williams, R. Plummer. Row 4: R. Cox, L. Scott, D. McClerin, P. Riva, L. Smith, B. Rotramel, R. Cowsert, D. Patton, R. Whitt, L. Nolen, B. Bennett.Bottom row: J. Orlowski, S. Taylor, B. Jones, B. Compa, J. McClerren, M. Lamont, L. Ulrich, D. Croslin,R. Reames, T. Ray Row 2: K. Lee, V. Melvin, M. Dorris, B. Lambert, J. Hill, C. Campbell, N. Reach, M. Sw.nkunus U Newell, b Wells, V. Shelton, J. Stations, P. Price, L. Bowers, K. Misajlovich. Row 3: J Wilson, B. Book L. Donkin B. Vaughn M. Barr, J Hogg D. Lavish, N. McGhee, W. Short, B. Pike, R. Bowers. M. Criffin, S. Mitchell, T. Pigg, K. Folks Row 4: Mrs. Hed-ley, B. Roe, P. Squario, K. Sabolo, B. Pritchard, S. Book, K. Litsch, S. Dorris, C. Wilcox, T. Patton, C. Jones, P. Schloss, b. Donahue, D. Rotramel, S. Rogers. FHA initiates interest in domestic ability FHA girls, P. Price, M. Lamont, S. Book, and L. Ulrich, take part in the formal initiation ceremony. Cooking meals, making clothes, and studying the essentials of good homemaking, the members of the FHA strive to learn and practice the correct and fundamental methods of home economics and proper manners. The members of the club participated in such things as their Spring Rally in which they held an election for section officers. They performed such charitable acts as the decoration and exchange of gifts in nursing homes in this area. The FHA has an annual Mother-Daughter Banquet, and they observe National FHA week. The officers of the club were: president, M. Lamont; vice-president, L. Ulrich; second vice-president, J. Orlowski; secretary, D. Croslin; treasurer, J. McClerren; vice-president of recreation, B. Jones; vice-president of public relations, S. Taylor; vice-president of projects, B. Compa; historian, R. Reames. Mrs. Hedley served as sponsor. 81Bottom row: K. Whitt, S. Behn, T. Murphy, J. Pdtilk, B. Bennett. Row 2: J. Reach, P. Riva, G. Hudgens, T. Pollack, D. Patton, D. Cox, P. Parkhill, M. Gunter. They serve their school through athletic competition “F” Club officers from left to right, John DeMattei, Jim Paulk, and Mike Gunter review the concession list for Regional Tournament at West Frankfort. The “F” Club, reorganized and sponsored by head football coach, Ron Winter, began their third year as an active FCHS organization. With a small membership of only 16 boys, the club sold seat cushions, sponsored a dance, and held regular meetings. Entrance into the club is obtained by earning a varsity “F” in any of the major sports: football, basketball, trdck, cross country, and golf. Most of the boys in this year’s club were varsity football letter winners. Three of the starting Redbird gridders were elected as club officers: Mike Gunter, a halfback, president; Jim Paulk, a fullback, vice-president; John DeMattei, a halfback, secretary.Bottom row: K. Carr, C. Hays, C. Mabry, C. Mick, P. Peeler, R. Davis. Row 2: M. Hays, S. Gilula, B. Dunham, R. Lee, S. Jones, D. Polchuske. Row 3: Mr. Grosco, D. Patton, B. Rotra-mel, D. Gass, Mr. Booth. The Student Patrol, sponsored by Mr. Grosco, is an organization which secures the enforcement of school rules. Members are posted in the corridors during each hour of every school day. They contribute their free hours to produce a better order and discipline at FCHS. The Junior Nurses, is an organization of junior and senior girls who are trained in methods of home nursing and administration of first aid. One girl is always on duty in the nurses room to fulfill necessities of FCHS students. They are under the careful direction of Mrs. Kolesar and Mrs. Noel, our registered nurses. The services rendered by both of these organizations are important to our school’s function. Training for school and community service Bottom row: J. Owsley, G. Green, J. Joplin, C. Spencer, F. Dimmick, P. Darnell. Row 2: Mrs. Kolesar, S. White, B. Wright, K. Campbell, B. Compa, R. Rice. 83Bottom row: P. Luther, L. May, J. Podbevsek, V. Hill, J. Perry, R. Ettcrs, G. Hawkins, E. Arview. Row 2: Mrs. Medlin, P. Francis, J. Stalions, S. Taylor, B. Filkins, D. Redfearn, C. Ruzich, J. Melvin, G. Rissi, C. Mick, L. Finn, S. Flood, I. Walker, B. Wright, P. Arnett, Mrs. Culbertson. Row 3: Miss Stephens, C. Melvin, P. Stanislawski, B. Compa, S. Bain, M. Minton, B. Cowan, M. Lewis, G. Elam, L. Ulrich, D. Polchuske, B. Moore, Mr. Velasco. They help themselves by helping others Linda Ulrich, senior office worker, performs one of her many duties collecting absent slips from each room. Approximately thirty-three FCHS girls work in the various administrative offices of our school. In the main office, under the supervision of Nema Culbertson, the girls type, file student records, and run errands. These girls usually come from advanced business courses and are recommended for their duties by Mr. Yuhas. The girls who work in the Dean’s Office, serving under Miss Pyatt and Mr. Smith, are usually taken from the study hall, and have had previous office experience. Different girls are in charge of the offices each hour; they collect absence slips, record absentees, run errands, and make out detention slips. The girls who work in the Guidance Office are picked by Mr. Velasco and Miss Stephens. The workers’ main jobs are typing, running errands, and helping students who wish to consult with the school’s occupational files. The girls receive no credit for their work, but they have the satisfaction of knowing they have been working for the school. 84r Last year’s Foreign Language Club has become three separate organizations, one of which is the Latin Club. The club, sponsored by Mrs. Anderson, another new addition to FCHS, is composed of those students who are interested not only in the Roman Language but in the Roman’s culture and contributions to civilization. Members conducted several interesting meetings throughout the year. The club’s biggest activity was the Roman Banquet, which was preceded by an auction of slaves (first year students) to masters (second year students). At the banquet, which is an annual event, Latin students attired themselves in togas and tunics for a festive evening in the traditional Roman style. The variety of delicious foods served also helped to make the evening memorable. Second year Latin students, Charles Ielasc and Jo Linda Weaver, examine first year students who were auctioned as slaves for the Roman Banquet an annual event. Sumus personae Senatus Populusque Romanus Bottom row: B. Smith, R. McLain, D. Dossett, D. Lam, K. Hampton, D. Followed, S. White, A. McKie, J. Weaver, C. Ielase. Row 2: L. Murphy, C. Rccd, L. Finn, S. Flood, C. Mick, G. Rissi, G. Miscik, S. Taylor, M. Adkins, P. Roberts, C. Irvin, R. Reames. Row 3: T. Julian, M. Martin, P. Diewald, D. Finn, P. Golio, 0. Nangle, G. Williams, M. Conaughty, D. Bolin, J. Griffin, T. Mitchell, P. Belbas, D. Wilburn. Rote 4: N. McGhee, S. Lyday, G. Levanti, C. Dooley, B. Brunton, L Scott, M. Dunstan. L. Vaughan, L. Morris, M. Speers, K. Stephan, J. Lovan. Row 5: S. Martin, B. Bylsma, J. Gray, D. Patton, D. Harper, T. Gossett, D. McClerin, D. Norman, M. Belbas, K Burke, S. Swofford, M. Etters. 85Bottom row: S. Marks, C. Ruzich, C. Brown, 0. Nangle, R. Davis, S. Paccntine, L. Ragsdale. Row 2: Mr. Grissom P. Marrs C. Conaughty, C. Martin, J. Colvin, D. Williams, C. Young, C. Prusaczyk, B. Wells, T. Stewart. Each month the RUN shares the latest news, The lively ad staff of the Red Bird Notes were: seated, C Prusaczyk and S. Marks; standing: T. Stewart. The peck of a typewriter, the rustle of paper, the sound of muffled voices—the Red Bird Notes’ staff is hard at work. All these were frequent sounds as staff members rushed to meet their -deadlines. Under the leadership of Editor-in-chief, Richard Davis, the Red Bird Notes was recognized by Scholastic ROTO as one of the finest newspapers in the state Together, they did more than just keep the student body informed; they made the Red' Bird Notes a joy to read and a treasure to keep. Mr. Lowell Grissom was the staffs adviser. 86Circulation managers, P. Marrs and C. Martin, and pho- Editor-in-chief, Richard Davis, gives a helpful hint to tographer, B. Wells, discuss the upcoming issue. freshmen Diann Williams (left) and Carolyn Young. opinions, sports, and gossip with everyone Feature editors, S. Pacentine. L. Ragsdale, and C_ Conaughty. Editorial editor, O. Nangle, and typist, C. O' Editor-in-chief, Dennis Patton, checks completed pages with the staff progress chart. In the fall of 1966, a staff of only eight members and a new adviser moved into room 218 to constitute a yearbook which would be a reflection of the student body of FCHS. Directed by Miss Genelle Rissi, in cooperation with Editor-in-chief, Dennis Patton, the staff worked daily on the processes of drawing layouts, writing copy, and setting up pictures. Sophomore, junior, and senior editors, Joyce McCoy, Larry Vaughan and Gail Rissi organized pictures and copy to complete class sections, while typists, Jayma McKee and LaVon McGovern, prepared the completed pages for printing. To appropriate funds for yearbook publication, business and advertising manager, Byrle Brunton, assisted by John DeMattei sold advertisements to local merchants and professional businessmen. The efforts, intentions, and hard work of the 1967 Yearbook staff combined to produce a Redbird annual which is a kaleidoscope of FCHS activities. The 1967 REDBIRD annual Class editors, Joyce McCoy, Larry Vaughan, and Gail Rissi, discuss possible layouts for their sections. John DeMattei and Byrle Brunton, advertising editors, examine a picture for the ad division page. 88Adviser, Miss Rissi, and Editor-in-chief, Dennis Patton, choose point size and body style for copy and headlines. relates past year’s memories of FCHS on the go Row 1: J. McKee, G. Rissi, L. McGovern, J. McCoy, Miss Rissi. Row 2: D. Patton, L. Vaughan, 0. Nangle, B. Brunton, J. DeMattei. 89F.C.H.S. on the go! the STUDENTS . . .Class officers: T. Ahlm, president; E. Arview, treasurer; L. May, secretary; and R. Dasher, vice-president. We, the seniors of F.C.H.S., an active and alert group of young men and women, come finally to the year which we have so long awaited. When 1967 arrived at last, it brought with it many unforgettable experiences. Seniors took the lead in homecoming festivities, and senior boys were out front in FCHS’ world of sports. Seniors held offices in many school clubs, and we received recognition for our outstanding production The Diary of Anne Frank. Now, as graduation draws near, we the seniors, begin to take on a different outlook toward our high school. We suddenly discover a new interest in the school’s activities and a new opportunity and purpose in the classrooms. Our joy of graduating is tinged with a little sorrow at leaving the high school world behind and a reluctance to break the ties which have bound us, the class of ’67, for the past four years. Our officers were: Tim Ahlm, president; Ron Dasher, vice-president; Linda May, secretary, and Elaine Arview, treasurer. Mr. Grissom was our sponsor. Seniors look back over the past four years Tim Ahlm—Key Club 2, 3, 4; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1; Student Council 1, 2, 3, 4; Advisory Council 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Officer 2, 3, 4; Class president 4; Foreign Language 1, 2; . . . Pamela Arnette —FHA 1, 2; Red Peppers 1, 2, 3, 4; Tri-Hi-Y 4; Art Club 3; Foreign Language 3 . . . Elaine Arview—Queen's Court 4; FTA 3, 4; Advisory Council 3, 4; Honor Society 3, 4; Class Officer 3, 4; Foreign Language 3, 4; Creative Writers 3, 4; Art Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Red Peppers 1, 2. Sharon Bain—Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4; Foreign Language 2; Bowling Club 3; . . . Blaine Batts—FTA 1, 2, 3; . . . Mike Belbas—Hi-Y 2, 3, 4; Math Club 2, 3, 4; Foreign Language 1, 2, 3; Honor Society 3, 4. 92Frank Bcncie—Band 1, 2, 3; FBI 1, 2, 3; ... Bill Bennett—Football 1. 2, 3; Track 2; Hi-Y 2, 3, 4; FBI 1; . . . Beverly Book—FTA 1. 2, 3, 4; Student Council 2; Art Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Foreign Language 2, 3, 4; Red Peppers 1, 2. Barbara Bowyer—Honor Society 3, 4; Tri-Hi-Y 1, 2, 3, 4. sec. 4; Advisory Council 1, 2, 3, 4; FTA 2, 3; Chordettcs 2. 3. 4; Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4; Foreign Language 1, 2; Red Peppers 1, 2; . . . Brad Boyer —Key Club 3, 4; Hi-Y 2, 3; Madrigals 1, 2, 3, 4; Foreign Language 1, 2; Mixed Chorus 3, 4; . . . Kenneth Brock—Hi-Y 1, 2, 3, 4; Key Club 3, 4; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor Society 3, 4; Student Council 3, 4; Foreign Language 3. Archie Brown—FFA 1. 2, 3, 4; ... Cam Brown Key Club 2. 3, 4; pres. 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Math Club 1, 2, pres. 3; Cross Country 3, 4; Football 1, 2; Advisory Council 1, 2, 3, 4; Junior Class Play 3; Senior Class Play 4; . . . Vanda Brown— Homecoming Court 1, 2. 3, 4, Homecoming Queen 4; Red Peppers 1, 2, 3, 4; Foreign Language 1; Cheerleader 1, 2, 3; Art Club 4. with glimpses of excitement and sorrow. Zella Brown—Tri-Hi-Y 1, 2; Art Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Foreign Language 2; Red Peppers 1; . . . Tim Brov—Track 2, 3; ... Jack Burke—Football 1, 3, 4; Hi-Y 1, 2. 3, 4. Ronnie Burns—FBI 1, 2, 3, 4; . . . Sharon Burns—Band 1, 2, 3, 4; ... Sandy Butler—Sub Debs 2, 3, 4, treas. 4; Tri-Hi-Y 1, 2, 3, 4; Junior Class Play 3; Senior Class Play 4; Honor Society 3, 4; FHA 1; Red Peppers 1, 2, 3; Foreign Language 2, 3. 93Charles Campbell—Band 1, 2, 3, 4; FTA 1, 2, 3, 4, pres. 3, vicc-pres. 4; Cross Country 1; Pep Band 2, 3, 4; Math Club 1, 2; Foreign Language 2, 3; Cadet Teaching 4; . . . Katherine Campbell— Tri-Hi-Y 1, 2, 3; . . . Terry Carpenter—Basketball 1, 2; Football 2; Cross Country 1; Bowling Club 2, 3, 4; Math Club 2; Honor Society 3, 4; Foreign Language 2, 3; Advisory Council 1, 2, 3, 4. Karen Carr—Red Peppers 1; Tri-Hi-Y 1, 2, 3; Library 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Patrol 4; Bowling Club 1; Thespians 2, 3, 4; Girl Scouts 1; Cafeteria Club 1, 2, 3; Foreign Language 1; FTA 3; . . . Andy Chis-rnar—Football 2; . . . Kathy Clark—Tri-Hi-Y 1. Jennifer Colvin—Red Peppers 1, 2, 3, 4; Cheerleader 1, 2; Tri-Hi-Y 1; Red Bird Notes 1, 2, 3, 4; . . . Becky Compa—FHA 1, 2, 3, 4; Red Peppers 1, 2; Foreign Language 3; Tri-Hi-Y 1; . . . Connie Conaughty—Senior Class Play 4; National Thespians 1, 2, 3, 4; FTA 1; Red Peppers 1, 2; Library Club 4; Foreign Language 2; Red Bird Notes 4; Junior Nursing 2. Richard Cox—Key Club 2, 3, 4; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2; Track 1, 2, 4; F Club 3, 4; Student Patrol 1, 2, 3; Advisory Council 1, 2, 3, 4; Foreign Language 2, 3; Hi-Y 1, 2. 4; Chorus 1, 2, 4; . . . Mary Lou Crain—Tri-Hi-Y 1; Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4; Art Club 2, 3, 4; Girl Scouts 3; . . . Gene Culpepper—Football 1; Rocket Club 1, 2, 3; FBI 1, 2; Track 1, Elections, income tax forms, and term papers Pam Darnell—Tri-Hi-Y 1; Art Club 2, 3, 4; Chorus 2, 3, 4; Girl Scouts 3; . . . Patty Darnell—Tri-Hi-Y 1; Art Club 2, 3, 4; Chorus 2, 3, 4; Girl Scouts 3; . . . Ronnie Dasher—Class treasurer 1, 2; Class vice-president 4; Student Council 1; FFA 1, 2, 3, 4. 94Senior students often use library facilities while writing term papers. Chuck Davidson—Track 1; FBI 1, 2; Football 1; Advisory Council 2, 3; . . . Richard Davis—Red Bird Notes 1, 2, 3, 4, Editor-in-chief 4; FT A 1; Student Patrol 4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Pep Band 2, 3, 4; Foreign Language 3; Honor Society 3, 4; . . . John DeMattei—Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3; Track 1, 2; Key Club 2, 3; Honor Society 3, 4; Foreign Language 1, 2; Student Council 1, 2; F Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Class president 1; Advisory Council 1, 2; Redbird Annual 4. mere main topics in senior problems classes Frances Diminick—Tri-Hi-Y 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Play 3, 4; All School Musical 3; Chorus 1, 3, 4; Chord-ettes 3, 4; Foreign Language 1, 2; Advisory Council 2, 3, 4; Red Peppers 1, 2; Girl Scouts 2, 3, 4; . . . Jim Donkin—Football I, 2; Basketball 1, 2; Track 2; Foreign Language 1, 2; . . . Vickie Doty—Red Peppers 4; Cheerleader 1. 95Rosemary Doxie—National Thespians 1, 2, 3, 4; Cafeteria Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Girl Scouts 2; Tri-Hi-Y 1; . . . Beverly Dukes—Junior Class Play 3; National Thespians 3, 4; . . . Benny Dunham— Student Patrol 4; Track 1; Football 1, 2, 3; F Club 3; Boys Chorus 4. Mike Dunstan—Honor Society 3, 4; Key Club 2, 3, 4; Student Council 2, 3, 4; Class Advisory Council 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Play 3, 4; Red Bird Notes 1, 2; Foreign Language 2, 3; Football 2; Band 1; . . . Gloria Elam—FHA 2; Office Worker 4; . . . Linda Ellis—Office Worker 4. George Enehus—Student Patrol 3; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Bowling Club 3; F Club 4; . . . Rosanne Etters—Marshall to Class of ’66; Creative Writers 3, 4, treasurer 4; Honor Society 3, 4; Foreign Language 1, 2, 3, 4; Tri-Hi-Y 2, 3, 4; FT A 2, 3, 4; Office Worker 3, 4; ... Bertha Filkins—Student Council 3, 4; Chordettes 2, 3, 4; Madrigals 3, 4; Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4; Cafeteria Club 2; Foreign Language 2; Red Peppers 1, 2; Creative Writers 3; National Thespians 4; Office Worker 4. Senior boys ended their high school football Charlotte Filkins—Tri-Hi-Y 1; Foreign Languago 1; Chorus 1; . . . Linda Finn—FTA 2, 3, 4; Tri-Hi-Y 2, 3, 4; Creative Writers 3, 4; Honor Society 3, 4; Art Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Foreign Language 2, 3, 4; . . . Susan Floor!—FTA 1, 2, 3, 4; Tri-Hi-Y 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor Society 3, 4; Sub Debs 3, 4; Art Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Foreign Language 2, 3, 4. Donna Foster—Cafeteria Club 1 . . . Patty Francis —FTA 2, 3, 4; Chordettes 2, 3, 4; Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3; Madrigals 3; Office Worker 4; Tri-Hi-Y 2, 3, 4; Girl Scouts 1, 2, 3, 4; Red Peppers 1, 2, 3, 4; . . . Don Gass—Art Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Football 2; Foreign Language 2, 3; Student Patrol 4. 96Tedra Gipson—National Thespians 3; Library Club 2, 3, 4; Tri-Hi-Y 1, 2, 3; Art Club 2, 3, 4; Cafeteria Club 2, 3; . . . Pete Golio—Honor Society 3, 4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Foreign Language 1, 2; Hi-Y 4; . . . John Graskewicz—Football 1; Basketball 2. Gloria Green— . . . Jon Griffin—FT A 3, 4, chaplain 4; Key Club 2, 3, 4, lieutenant governor 3; Honor Society 3, 4; Foreign Language 1, 2; Mixed Chorus 3, 4; Madrigals 3, 4; Creative Writers 3; . . . John Griffith—Football 1, 2; Chorus 1, 2, 4. Linda Gunter—Cafeteria Club 2, 3; ... Denver Harper—Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor Society 3, 4; Foreign Language 1, 2, 3, 4; Creative Writers 3; Math Club 2. 3; Annual 3; . . . Gloria Hawkins— Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor Society 3, 4; Office Worker 4. days with a 34-14 victory over Benton Mary Ellen Hays—Honor Society 3, 4; Sub Debs 3, 4, pres. 4; All School Musical 3; Chordettes 2, 3, 4; Madrigals 3, 4; Student Council 1, 2, 3, 4; Red-bird Annual 2; Tri-Hi-Y 1, 2, 3, 4; . . . Debbie Heard—Tri-Hi-Y 1; . . . Beverly Hemphill—. Judy Hermetz— ... Vicky Hill—Student Council 2, 4, treas. 4; Class secretary 1; Class vice-president 3; Sub Debs 2, 3, 4, chaplain 4; Tri-Hi-Y 2, 3, 4, chaplain 3, 4; Foreign Language 3, 4; Office Worker 4; . . . David Ho ue—Cross Country 3. 97Larry Holder—Football 1; FBI 1, 2, 3; ... Bruce Horsley—Football 1, 2, 3; Band 1, 2, 3; Chorus 3, 4; Hi-Y 1, 2; Track 1; Cafeteria Club 1, 2; . . . Chip Horsley—Basketball 1, 2; Track 1, 2. Greg Hudgens—Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Key Club 1, 2. 3, 4; Honor Society 3, 4; Track 1, 3, 4; Student Council 2, 3; Hi-Y 1, 2, 3; F Club 3, 4; . . . Cathy Jacobs—Tri-Hi-Y 1, 2, 3, 4, cor. sec. 4; Girl Scouts 1, 2, 3, 4, treas. 2, 3; Class Advisory Council 1, 2, 3, 4; Red Peppers 1, 2; Student Patrol 3; Foreign Language 1, 2; . . . John Jones— Basketball 1, 2, 3; Cross Country 3; Football 1, 2; FFA 1, 2. 3. Steve Jones—Football 1, 2, 4; Track 1, 2, 4; F Club 2, 3, 4; Hi-Y 2, 3, 4; Art Club 1, 2, 3; FBI 1, 2; Student Patrol 4; . . . Janet Joplin—Cafeteria Club 3, 4; Chorus 3, 4; ... Nancy Karroll—Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Foreign Language 2, 3. Time seemed to pass all too soon for some Norma Karroll—Band 1, 2, 3, 4; . . . John Koc-zorowski—Football 1, 2; Foreign Language 1, 2; FFA 1, 2, 3; Bowling Club 1; Rocket Club 1; . . . Marilyn Lewis—Sub Debs 2, 3, 4, sec. 4; Red Peppers 1, 2, 3; Cheerleader 2; Tri-Hi-Y 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Play 3, 4; Honor Society 3, 4. Bill Loftus—Chorus 1, 4; ... Dan Lovnn—FFA 1, 2, 3, 4; ... Patty Luther—Tri-Hi-Y 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor Society 3, 4; Creative Writers 1, 4; FT A 1; Red Peppers 1, 2; National Thespians 4; Foreign Language 2; Chordettes 4. 98Kicky McClasky—Football 1, 2; Foreign Language 1, 2, 3; Bowling Club 1; Chorus 4; Rocket Club 1; . . . Daniel McClerin—National Thespians 1, 2, 3, 4; Math Club 2, 3, 4; Hi-Y 2, 3, 4; Foreign Language 1, 2; Class Play 3, 4; Creative Writers 2, 3, 4; Pep Band 1, 2, 3, 4; . . . Daryl McCoy—Student Council 1; Honor Society 3, 4; Redbird Annual 3; Math Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Cafeteria Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Foreign Language 2, 3. Jaynia McKee—Honor Society 3, 4; Redbird Annual 4; FTA 1, 2, 3, 4; National Thespians 1, 2, 3, 4; Chorus 1, 2, 4; Student Patrol 3; Chordettes 3, 4; Tri-Hi-Y 1, 3, 4; Creative Writers 3t 4; Red Peppers 1, 2, 3; Foreign Language 2, 3; Advisory Council 1, 2, 3, 4; Cadet Teaching 4; . . . Cindy Mabry—Tri-Hi-Y 1, 2, 3, 4, Annual Staff 2; Honor Society 3, 4; National Thespians 1, 2, 3, 4; Foreign Language 1, 2, 3, 4; Creative Writers 3; Red Peppers 3; . . . Shawn Marks—Red Bird Notes 3, 4; Track 1; FFA 1, 2, 3, 4; Football 1; Bowling Club 1. Jim Marrs—Football 1; Cafeteria Club 1, 2, 3, 4; FFA 1, 2, 3, 4; . . . Elvis Martin—Football L 2; Track 3; Foreign Language 1, 2, 3; Bowling Club 1, 2; Chorus 4; Rocket Club 1; . . . Linda May— Honor Society 3, 4; Class vice-president 1; Class secretary 2; Sub Debs 2, 3, 4; Red Peppers 1, 2, 3, 4; Foreign Language 2, 3; Student Council 1. seniors, yet it passed too slowly for others Nancy May—Art Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Foreign Language 2, 3, 4; Red Peppers 3; . . . Ruth Ann Meadows— . . . Carolyn Melvin—Foreign Language 3, 4; Office Worker 4. Janet Melvin—Red Peppers 1, 2, 3; FHA 1, 2, 3; Class Advisory Council 3; Office Worker 4; . . . Peggy Melvin—Red Peppers 1, 2; Chorus 3, 4; . . . Cheryl Mick—Tri-Hi-Y 1, 2, 3, 4; Red Peppers 1, 2; Honor Society 3, 4; Student Patrol 2, 3, 4; Foreign Language 1, 2. 99Roger Missavage—Honor Society 3, 4; Math Club 1, 2, 3; Foreign Language 1, 2; . . . Brenda Moore —Office Worker 3, 4; Red Peppers 2; . . . Sue Moore—Tri Hi-Y 1, 2, 3, 4; FTA 1, 2, 3, 4; Red Peppers 1, 2, 3, 4. Tim Murphy—Key Club 3, 4; Hi-Y 1, 2, 3, 4; Art Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Golf 3, 4; Basketball Manager 1, 2, 3; Football Manager 1, 2, 3; F Club 2, 3; FTA 3; . . . Kaye Myers—Chorus 3, 4; ... Orval .Mangle— Key Club 2, 3, 4; Marshall to Class of ’66; Student Council 2, 3; Honor Society 3, 4; Red Bird Notes 4; Creative Writers 3, 4; National Thespians 1; Foreign Language 1, 2, 3, 4; Math Club 2; Class Advisory Council 1. Kenny Nirholson—Band Captain 4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Football 3, 4; Explorer Scouts 2, 3; FFA 1, 2; Class Advisory Council 1; . . . Greg Nolen—Explorer Scouts 1, 2, 3, 4; Football 1; . . . Larry Nolen—Hi-Y 1. 2, 3, 4; Chorus 4; Art Club 1, 2; Football 1, 2; Student Patrol 1; Class Play 4; National Thespians 4. Enlarged Illinois draft quotas kept senior Brenda Otterson—Red Peppers 1, 2, 3; Tri-Hi-Y 3; Art Club 2; . . . Jeff Overturf—Basketball 1, 2. 3, 4; Football 1. 2, 3, 4; Track 1, 2, 3. 4; Hi-Y 1, 2, 3, 4; F Club 1, 2, 3, 4; . . . Sherri Pacentine —Honor Society 3, 4; Red Bird Notes 2, 3, 4; Creative Writers 3, 4; Foreign Language 3, 4; Art Club 3, 4; Red Peppers 2, 3, 4. Phillip Parkhill—Football 2, 3, 4; Track 4; F Club 4; FBI 3, 4; Explorer Scouts 2, 3,-4; Rocket Club 1, 2; Projectionist 1, 2; . . . Dennis Patton— Redbird Annual 1, 2, 3, 4, Editor-in-chief 4; Football 2. 3, 4; Basketball 2, 4; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Red Bird Notes 1, 2, 3; Hi-Y 1, 2. 3. 4; Art Club 1, 2, 3, 4; F Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Foreign Language 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Patrol 4; . . . David Pearson—FBI 1, 2, 3, 4; Rocket Club 1, 2; Explorer Scouts 2; Football 1; Projectionist 1, 2, 3. 100Alan Peebcls—Football 1, 2; Explorer Scouts 1, 2, 3, 4; Rocket Club 1, 2; ... Peggy Peeler—Foreign Language 1, 2, 3, 4; Red Peppers 1, 2; Student Patrol 4; ... Jamie Perry—Red Peppers 1, 2, 3; Tri-Hi-Y 1, 2, 3; Foreign Language 2, 3; FHA 4; Office Worker 4. Gayle Pirka—Cheerleader 2; Student Council 3. 4, Secretary 4; Honor Society 3, 4; Madrigals 2, 3, 4; Chordettes 3, 4; Tri-Hi-Y 1, 2, 3, 4; Red Peppers 1, 2, 3; Sub Debs 3, 4; Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4; Foreign Lan-guage 3, 4; Library' Club 1. 2; ... Jim Plasters . ... Janiee Podbevsek—Honor Society 3, 4; Student Council 2; Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4; Red Peppers 1, 2, 3; Madrigals 3, 4; Chordettes 4; Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4; Office Worker 4. Dian Polchuske—FTA 2, 3, 4; Foreign Language 3. 4; Student Patrol 4; Office Worker 3, 4; Tri-Hi-Y 2; Red Peppers 1; ... Tom Pollack—Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; F Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 1 2, 3; ... Sharon Poole—Cafeteria Club 1. 2. boys working toward a college education A. U.S. First Cavalry sergeant, using the body of a dead comrade as a shield, fires at communist guerrillas. 101Chester Prusaczyk—Art Club 1, 2, 3, 4, sec. 3; Annual Staff 3; Honor Society 3, 4; . . . Lana Ragsdale—Red Bird Notes 1, 2, 3, 4, Feature Editor 3, 4; Honor Society 3, 4; Creative Writers 3, 4; National Thespians 1, 2, 3; Foreign Language 1, 3f 4; . . . Deana Ramsey—Cheerleader 1, 2, 3, 4; Red Peppers 1, 2, 3, 4; Homecoming Court 1, 2, 3, 4, Maid of Honor 4. John Razer—Football 1; Basketball 1, 2, 4; Cross Country 2, 3, 4; Track 1, 4; ... John Reach— Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 1, 2, 3; Hi-Y 1, 2; Art Club 1, 2; Bowling Club 1; F Club 2, 3, 4; . . . Cindy Reed—Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Bowling Club 1, 2; Foreign Language 3, 4; Cafeteria Club 3. Leonard Rhine— . . . Marcia Richards—FHA 1; Chorus 4; . . . Jill Rieherson—Red Peppers 1, 2. 3, 4; Tri-Hi-Y 1. Seniors presented "The Diary of Ann Frank” 102Randa Rice—Foreign Language 2; Cafeteria Club 1, 2, 3; Tri-Hi-Y 1, 2; . . . Carolyn Rich—Art Club 2 3 4- Tri-Hi-Y 1; ... Gail Rissi—Redbird Senior Editor 4; Tri-Hi-Y 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Play 4; Chorus 3, 4; Chordettes 4; FT A 3, 4; Cadet Teaching 4; Girl Scouts 1, 2, 3; Foreign Language 1, 2, 3, 4; Office Worker 4; National Thespians 4; All School Musical 3; Red Peppers 1, 2. as their last play as high school students Rebecca Roe—FHA 1, 2, 3, 4; Girl Scouts 1, 2, 3, 4; Red Peppers 1, 2; Foreign Language 1, 2; Chorus 1; Tri-Hi-Y 4; Honor Society 3, 4; . . . Bruce Rotrnmel—Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2. 3, 4; Track 2; Hi-Y 2, 3, 4; Bowling Club 1, 2, 4; Honor Society 3, 4; Student Patrol 4; Chorus 3; Foreign Language 3, 4; ... Ida Rogers. Carol Ruzich—Student Council 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor Society 3, 4; Band Majorette 1, 2, 3. 4; Head majorette 4- Red Bird Notes 4; Creative Writers 3, 4; National Thespians 2, 3, 4; Red Peppers 1, 2 3, 4; . . . Dennis Sailliez— . . . Mark Sailly—FFA 2, 3, 4; Foreign Language 1, 2. 103Sally Saul—Rod Poppers 2, 3; Chorus 3, 4; Junior Nursing 3; . . . Jim Schultz— . . . Frank Seibert—Band 1; Explorer Scouts 1, 2, 3, 4; FBI 1; Chorus 4. Vicki Shadowen—Chorus 3, 4; ... Joan Shannon —7Art Club 2, 3, 4; Foreign Language 1, 2; Girl Scouts 1; Cafeteria Club 1; Chorus 4; Office Worker 1. 2, 3; ... Ronnie Shelton—Auto Mechanics Shop Foreman 4; FBI 3, 4; Track 1. Valeric Shelton—Art Club 1, 2. 3, 4; Foreign Language 2, 3; FHA 4; Red Peppers 4; . . . Dixie Simpson—Student Council 2; Foreign Language 1, 2; Chorus 1, 3, 4; . . . Roger Smith—FBI 1, 2, 3, 4. Seniors led in the drive for a new $15,000-00 Pat Spence—FFA 1, 2, 3, 4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4; . . . Cheryl Spencer—Foreign Language 1, 2. 3, 4; Red Peppers 1, 2, 3, 4; Junior Nursing 4; . . . Jim Summers—FFA 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 3; Chorus 3, 4. Jane Stations—Art Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Red Peppers 1. 2. 3, 4; FHA 1, 2, 3, 4; Office Worker 4; Phyllis Stanislawski—Honor Society 3, 4; FTA 2, 3, 4; Tri-Hi-Y 1, 2; Foreign Language 3; Office Worker 4; .. . Terry Stewart—Football 1; Red Bird Notes 4; Mixed Chorus 4. 104Linda Tate—All School Musical 3; Art Club 1, 2; Tri-Hi-Y 1, 2; Chorus 3. 4; . . . John Taylor— Football L 2; Hi-Y 1, 2; Foreign Language 1, 2; Chorus 3, 4; ... Susan Taylor—Honor Society 3, 4; FHA 1, 2, 3, 4, officer 4; Creative Writers 3, 4, vice-pres. 4; Tri-Hi-Y 3, 4; National Thespians 3, 4; Red Peppers 1, 2, 3, 4; Foreign Language 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Patrol 1. Danny Thomas—Chorus 3, 4; ... Ervin Thomas —FBI 1, 3, 4, pres. 4; Foreign Language 3, 4; . . . David Thompson—FFA 1, 2, 3, 4. Darlene Toms—Band 1; FHA 1; . . . Janet Toth —Red Peppers 1; Foreign Language 1; Chorus 4; . . . Linda Treece—Honor Society 3, 4; Library Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Head Librarian 3, 4; Red Peppers 1, 2; Foreign Language 2, 3, 4; Tri-Hi-Y 1, 2, 3, 4; Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4; Madrigals 3; All School Musical 3. Youth Center by collecting and contributing Linda Ulrich—FHA 1, 2. 3, 4, vice-pres. 4; Tri-Hi-Y 1, 2, 3, 4; Chordettes 1, 2, 3, 4; Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4; Girl Scouts 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor Society 3, 4; Madrigals 3, 4; Mixed Chorus 2. 4; Red Peppers 1, 2; . . . Marilyn Underwood—Tri-Hi-Y 2, 3, 4; FTA 2, 3, 4; Creative Writers 3, 4; Foreign Language 3, 4; Red Peppers 1, 2, 3; . . . Karen Uraski— Cafeteria Club 3, 4; Junior Nursing 3. Darlene VanEckhout—Tri-Hi-Y 1, 2, 3, 4, pres. 4; Sub Debs 2, 3, 4, vice-pres. 4; Art club 1, 2, 3, 4; Chorus 4; . . . Lee VanZandt—Football 1; - . . Iris Walker—Tri-Hi-Y 2, 3, 4, vice-pres. 4; Class Vice-president 2; FTA 3, 4, sec. 4; Cadet Teaching 4; Honor Society 3, 4; Chorus 2, 3, 4; Chordettes 3, 4; Madrigals 3; FHA 1, 2; Foreign Language 2, 3, 4. 105Richard Walton—Football 1, 2; Library Club 3, 4, pres. 4; Chorus 2, 3, 4; . . . Wanda Watson— Foreign Language 3; . . . Sharon White—Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Cafeteria Club 3, 4. Susan White—Junior Nursing 4; Foreign Language 1, 2; Cafeteria Club 1; Student Patrol 4; . . . Ron Whitt—Student Body Pres. 4; Student Council 1, 2, 3, 4. pres. 4; Library Club 3, 4, pres. 3, vice-prcs. 4; Hi-Y 1, 2, 3, 4; National Thespians 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Play 4; Cadet Teaching 4; . . . Lloyd Whittaker—Honor Society 3, 4; Student Council 1, 4; Basketball 1, 2; Football 1, 2; Projectionist 2. Mike Williams—Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Cross Country 2, 3, 4; Hi-Y 1, 2, 3; F Club 2, 3, 4; Chorus 4; Youth Center President 4; . . . Elaine Willmore—Student Council 1; . . . Carl Wolfe—Foreign Language Seniors traveled to SIl for entrance exams Brenda Wright—Cafeteria Club 1, 2, 3, 4, vice-pres. 3; FHA 2; Office Worker 3, 4; ... Greg York—Explorer Scouts 1, 2, 3, 4; FTA 1, 2, 3, 4; Football 1; Track 1, 2, 3; Annual Staff 3. Vida Zavich—Student Patrol 3; Office Worker 1; Foreign Language 1, 2; Red Peppers 1; Bowling Club 1; Creative Writers 3, 4; Art Club 4; . . . Linda Zygadlo—Tri-Hi-Y 4; Foreign Language 3, 4; FTA 3, 4.With two years behind them, this year’s juniors hopefully and enthusiastically looked forward to the coming year. Under the supervision of Mrs. Hill, they participated in several fund-raising activities; among these were: washing cars, selling decals, working concessions, and presenting the Junior Class Play. They also successfully organized and executed the Junior-Senior Prom. The Class of 1968 proudly selected two lovely girls, Paula Calvert and Andrea Sparks, to represent them in the Homecoming Court. This year’s leaders were: T. Burke, president; S. Donahue, vice-president; P. Calvert, secretary’; and J. Benton, treasurer. The co-sponsors for the class included all of the junior homeroom teachers. Class officers: T. Burke, president: S. Donahue, vice-president; P. Calvert, secretary; J. Benton, treasurer. Juniors worked on prom and selected class rings Adkins, Marilyn Agnitsch, Brenda Alvcrson, Joyce Anderson. Billie Arnett, Mary Baker, Charles Bartolini, Chris Beavers, Car)' Benton, Jim Bishop, Harold Blades, Becky Blades, Eddie Boozer, Sandra Bowman, Brenda Brunton, Byrle Burke, Terry Calvert, Paula Cash, Carl Castleman, Nancy 107Clay, Sherry Coleman, Cathy Cook, Steve Cremcr, Dick Croslin. Debbie Davis, Steve Day, Alta Doerr, Janet Donahue, Sue Dugger, David Dziadus, Dennis Glam, Sue Ezell, Lynn Fellman, Sharon Fields, Mary Gaither. Linda Gass, Konnie Gass, Susan Gass, Terry Gilula, Steve Juniors filled important positions on varsity Gipson. Fred Glenn, Micki Green. David Hays, Carol Hemminghaus, Cindy Jennings. Patricia Johns, Carolyn Jones, Becky Jordan. Earl Julian, Patty 108Karnes, Douglas Keirnne. Joan Kimberlin, Debbie Koonce, Owen Lamont, Mary Lawrence, Nora Lingle. Larry Loftus, Mike McClerrin, Sandra McCord, Don McGovern, LaVon McKee, Jeri Malian. Shirley Manion, Sally Marrs, Pat Martin, Cindy Melvin, Cathy Melvin. Danny Mills, Do)le Minton. Marsha football, basketball, and track squads Miscik, Cloria Mitchell, Kendra Mitchell, Sally Mondino. Jerry Moore, Miki Morris, Greg Mosley. Sandra Nolen, Mike O’Stcen, Glenna 109Oster, Mike Owsley, Janet Paulk, Jim Pearson, Thomas Penrod, Susan Perkins, Debbie Pigg, Douglas Plummer, Raymond Price, Douglas Price, Judy Price, Richard Prusaczyk, Charles Prusaczyk, Susan Redfearn, Debbie Reece, Gene Red China is again refused admission to U.N.; Richard, Paul Riva, Pat Rotramel, Debbie Sailliez, Gayla Salis, Ted Skuta, Brenda Sloan, Bob Sloan, Karyn Smith, Karen Smith. Larry Smothers, Ron Sneddon, George Southard. Ralph Sparks, Andrea Speers, Mark noStory, Tim Tanner, Peggy Taylor. Brent Taylor. Keith Toth, Debbie Turner, Wallis Vaughan, Larry Wallace, Kitty W'alton, Judy Warren. Larry Webb, Alonzo Wciman, Roger Weintz, Gary Wells, Boh Wicker, Carol Viet Nam and Inflation dominate heafUines Williams, Diane Williams, Kenny Williams, Mike Willis, Danny Wilson, Brenda Wilson, Bruce Wilson, Dennis Wyant, Larry-Young, Larry Yusko, JimSophomores, Class of '69, survived biology Class officers: K. Whitt, president; C. Lazzeri, treasurer; C. Moakc, secretary; D. Christian, vice-president. The sophomores, Class of ’69, were kept busy from the first day of school until the last. Adding the time spent on English, history, math, and elective subjects to that spent on club work, athletics, music, or journalism, class members found that they had little time left. The sophomores supported their class by selling toothbrushes. The class was well represented in athletics, also. Two sophomore girls were selected to be varsitv cheerleaders while sophomore boys added spirit to the varsity basketball squad. This year, the class chose Mary Jo Dorris and Sandra Book to represent them in the Homecoming Court. Class officers were: Kenneth Whitt, president; Dean Christian, vice-president; Cindie Moake, secretary, Cindy Lazzeri, treasurer. The sophomore class sponsor was Mrs. Miller, biology teacher. Adams, Dick Allen, Gloria Arnett, Kathy Baldi, Dennis Bayless, James Beavers, Larry Bixler, Debbie Boner, Allen Book, Brenda Book, Kenny Book, Sandra Bowyer, Jim Brock, Dale Brown, Gary Brown, James Browning, Anna Mae Butta, Kathy Bylsma, Barbara Byrne, Neil Campbell, ClaudiaAmerican history, geometry, and SILAS MARNER Campbell. Greg Cantrell, Debra Caraker, David Carello, Mary Kay Carr, Earla Carr, Ed Carter. Willie Christian. Deane Colvin, Greg Connor, Gary Cook, Mark Cooper, Wally Cowan, Douglas Craig, Karen Cremer, David Darby. Handy Darnell, Gary Deason, Larry Depper, Diane Dial, Vickie Dicwald. Paula Dillon, Tyeann Donkin, Linda Dorris, Mary Jo Dorris, Sharon Dotson, Vernon Dover, Jerald Dukes, Dianne Dutton, Brenda Elliot. Andy Finn, Debbie Fleming, Leslie Gass, David Gass, Joyce Gibbs, Lori I Irimes changed, tastes changed, and toe changed; Glenn, Jane Gossett. Terry Griffin, Kenny Groves, Cathy Guininski, Danny Gunter, Noma Hawkins, John Hayse, Yvonne Herinetz, David Hogan, Danny Hogan, Debbie HoDeman, Phyllis Hopkins, George Hubbard, Douglas Hudspeth, Carol Hutchins, Dale lee, Bill Ielasc, Charles Jackson, Ron James, Bob Jones, Don Jones, Nancy Joplin, Gladys Kirby, Terry Koczorowski, Kathy Lazzeri, Cindy Leasck, Toni Lee, Kendra Lewis, Rick Litsch. Karen Lyday, Susan McClellan, Darryl McClerren, Julie McCombs, Joe McCoy, Joyce I 14once bewildered freshmen, now outgoing sophomores McCutcheon, Cheryl McDonald, Nora McKie, Andy McLaren. Mike Maddox, Ricky Marks. Dennis Marrs, Carolyn Mazula, Rose Melville, Cary Melvin, Debbie Melvin, Leroy Melvin, Mike Melvin, Vicky Miller, Bill Miner, Polly Misajlovich, Kathy Mitchell. Cathy Mitizia, Jan Moak. Paul Moake, Cindie Mondino, Mike Morgan. Larry Morris, Larry Morvich, John Mowery, Susan Muir, Elvis Murphy, Dan Murphy, Dennis Neibel, Karen Neifson, Arlene Neville, Joe Newell, Jessica Newton, Terry Orlowski, Janice Orr. Elsie 115Fads at F.C.H.S. return to the 1920 styles Orr, Terry Owsley, Jim Pasquino, Richard Patton, Terry Pearson, Mary Pedigo, Dorothy Pike, Rocky Plasters, Ricky Presley, Mary Jo Price, Paul Ramsey, Danny Razer, Jerry Reach, Nancy Reames, Renee Reed, Nancy Riddle, Marilyn Roberts, James Roberts, Jerry Roberts, Marilyn Roberts, Sharilyn Rogers, Shirley Rotramel, Danny Sabolo, Kendra Shadowen, Martin Shelby, Robert Shelton, Danny Sims, Marshall Sminchak, Gary Smith, John Smith, Terry Sneddon, Marsha Snyder. Richard Sparks, Paul Spencer, Kathy Spiller, Jackie I 16of fur coats, double-breasted suits, and mod caps Squario. Phyllis Stone, Kathy Straka, Mary Jo Stubblefield, Barbara Stuthers, Dennis Summers, Alan Swinkunas, Mary Tate, Marsha Taylor, Jo Lynn Taylor, Owen Thomas. Mike Toth, Virginia Turner, Richard Uhls, Brian Vinson, Brenda Walton, Carolyn Warfel, Gene W'atson, James Weaver, Jo Linda Wells, Shirley White, Wanda Whitt, Kenneth Wilcox, Connie Williams, Ann Williams, Cathy Williams, Cindy Williams, Curtis Williams, Genevia Williams, Greg Willis, Leonard Wilson, Debbie Wilson, James Wilson, Nancy Winning, Bob Wood, Steve 117Woods, Tim Wright, Patty Young, Russel] Yucas, Holly Zavich, Vera Sophomores spent their leisure time having fun 118Freshmen begin four-year journey to diploma The proud freshmen of FCHS were very bewildered when they entered the great halls of our school. After the first few weeks, the freshmen students learned that there are many new and different responsibilities to undertake in high school. They discovered that participating in clubs and many outside activities was part of the regular routine. Students quickly realized the educational fundamentals of high school were not too easy and that some were very interesting. Friendships that will last through many years were established during the first year at FCHS. The Class of 1970 made wise choices as they elected Marilou Griffin and Nancy Salis as their Homecoming attendants. The class officers were: B. Stewart, president; K. Burke, vice-president; N. Salis, secretary; and B. Coleman, treasurer. The class sponsors were Mr. Hedges and the freshmen homeroom teachers. Officers: Bruce Stewart, president; Brenda Coleman, treasurer; Nancy Salis. secretary; Kim Burke, vice-president. Adkins, Tim Anderson, Jim Armes, Bill Avery, Lou Ellen Barr, Mary Jo Beasley, J im Brllnis, Pat Blackburn, Lana Bolin, Don Bonacorsi, Jerry Bowers, Linda Bowers, Rebecca Branch, Debra Brotherton, Marilyn Brown, Andy Brown, Gloria Burns, Larry Burke, Kim Butler, David Butta, Terri Campbell, Kathy Castlcman, Gene Clark, Billy Coleman, Brenda Conaughty, Marty Connor, Dennis Cooper, Connie Cowan, Charles Cowsert, Rob Craig, Patty 119Four new classrooms and eleven new teachers Crawford, Laura Crespi, Lynn Culpepper, Gary Dailey, Tom Darnell, Mike Davis, Teresa Decker, Ricky Dial, Marsha Donahue, Jim Donini, Donald Dooley, Candy Dossett, David Dudenbostel, Valerie Dunham, Steve Dunn, Michael Dycas, Eadie Dycas, Janie Eldridge, Mike Etters, Mark Finn, Anita Followell, Dennis Freeman, Frank Fulks, Karen Gray, Joanna Grimes, John Gosnell, Mike Griffin, Marilou Gunter, Robbie Hampton, Carolyn Hampton. Kelly Harmon, Linda Hcrrell, Jim Hill, Janice Hogg, Janice Hoppers, Brenda Irvin, Cheryl Jackanicz, Sharon lames, Mike Jennings. Phillip Johnson, Randy Joiner, Terry Jones, Connie Jones, Roy Jones, Tim Joplin, Karen Jordan. Tom Julian, Marla Julian, Teresa 120help freshmen class give FCHS a new look Karroll, Crissy Kennedy, Tommy Kern, Alan Kerrone, Cathy Kirk, Debbie Kuca, Tim Lam, Donnie Lambert, Becky Lamont, Charles Lavish, Darlene Lawrence, David Lear, Bernie Lemmon, Dennis Lcvanti, Gaila Lovan, Jeanne Lukens, Allen McCord, Dwight McFarland, Walter McGhee, Nancy McKemie, June McLain, Rusty Margelli, Albert Martin, Mike Martin, Sarah Menees, Larry Melvin. Lonnie Mills, Mark Mitchell, Gary Mitchell, Melody Mitchell, Tammy Mocaby, Tim Moore, Roger Moschino, Gail Murphy, Linda Murphy, Marilyn Nangle, David Nanni, Ralph Newton, David Newell, Barbara Nolen, Tom Norman, Danny Norovich, George O’Steen, Gary Payne, Debra Pccbcls, Roy Pigg, Terry Pike, Barbara Pittman, Bob 121Class dismissals and eighth hour detentions Plummer, Charles Price, Patty Pritchard, Brenda Rahmoeller, Ricky Rauhach, Linda Ray, Thelma Reed, Greg Renik, Jim Rennie, Jimmie Riddle, Roy Riddle, Vickie Roberts, Paula Rogers, Gayla Rogers, Sheila Rose, Janet Rotramel, Marion Rumsey, Gene Salis, Nancy Schloss, Paulette Scott, Lee Seagle, Wayne Short, Wanda Sims, Millie Sloan, Charles Sminchak, Peggy Smith, Barbara Smothers, Beverly Southard, Pam Sparks, Norma Spowart, Sue Ann Stalorites, Debby Stanely, Naomi Stewart, Bruce Stephan, Kay Stipes, Glenn Stone, Pat Summers, Terry Switlik, Elaine Swofford, Steve Tanner, Zachary' Tapley, Jane Taylor, Janet Terry, Ester Thomas, Don Todd, Ernest Todd, Peggy I odd, Robert Trini, Pat 122made freshmen long for Central Junior High Vaughn, Brenda Vaughn, Eddie Vene, John Walker, David Wall, Earline Wall, Stephanie Walton, James Weller, Thomas White, Clarence Wilburn, Betty Wilburn, Deborah Wilkerson, Brent Williams, Diana Williams, Gary Willmore, Layton Wilson, Janice Winiger, Richard Winning, Richard Wood, Lisa Wyant, Danny Young, Carolyn Zavich, Nancy Zeckert, Henry Four freshmen enjoy their first chili supper and hopefully anticipate their next three. 123 j n . . ' F.C.H.S. on the go! ADVERTISEMENTS . . .For ALL the NEWS COALFIELD TIRE STORE THE DAILY AMERICAN U.S. Royal Tires Schwinn Bicycles A West Frankfort Industry With Phone 932-2512 a West Frankfort Payroll 329 East Main Street BON I FI ELD TRUCKING COMPANY J V. WALKER SONS West Frankfort, Illinois Quality Clothes for Men and Young Men Since 1884 Dial 932-3717 MEDICAL ARTS CLINIC CHARLES E. AHLM, M.D. C. H. WILLIAMS, M.D. JOHN B. MOORE, M.D. E. W. BARKDULL, M.D. DONALD GRIFFIN, M.D. 126GRAY PLAZA MOTEL Television—Dial Phones AAA Approved—American Express Cards Wall-to-Wall Carpets Coffee in Rooms 1010 West Main Street West Frankfort, Illinois PRUSACZYK MOTORS Used Cars Painting—Body and Fender Work 704 South Logan 702 South Monroe—932-5835 West Frankfort, Illinois PEN-YU DRUGS 3AOT2 MLUMAJH M38 3HT HOUSE OF BEAUTY BARBARA STAFCO—Prop. teeM toM 510 East Main Phone 932-2065 iuoY West Frankfort, Illinois feierfT zbneiiT tionilll .tioblnerl tieW 127THE BANK OF WEST FRANKFORT Capital Accounts Over 1,400,000 DEPOSITS INSURED BY F.D.I.C. E. R. BROWN'S FURNITURE CO. and WALTON'S BROWN'S MAPLE HOUSE SERVICE COMPANY Largest Display of Early American BOB LEON Furniture in Southern Illinois West Frankfort, Illinois 400 East Main Street HARRIS7 128J. W. SIMMONS STONE FUNERAL HOME 1201 East Poplar Phone 932-2161 THE TWO TONY'S SMORGASBORD 706 North Douglas Phone 932-6414 West Frankfort, Illinois B.F.J. FURNITURE CO. Home of Quality Furniture Floor Covering, Curtains, Drapes Philco Appliances Phone 932-3265 311-317 East Main Street JO'S HAIR STYLING SALON Phone 932-5910 407 West Main Street WATSON JEWELERS Authorized Accutron Jeweler We Give Eagle Stamps 128 East Main Street West Frankfort, Illinois DRUGS BARKER REXALL DRUGS Phone 932-2714 129 RELIABLE PRESCRIPTION SERVICESTATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANIES HARRY A. SMITH—AGENT 409 East Main Street West Frankfort, llinois Your Friend for Life Also Auto and Fire Insurance Phone 932-2869 JOHNSON APPLIANCE CO. "Your G.E. Dealer" 206 East Main Street Phone 932-6265 West Frankfort, Illinois STATI FARM INSUKANCI See JACOBS-LANE JEWELERS For All Your Jewelry, Dinnerware, or Camera Needs DR. D. C. HAYMAN THUNDERBIRD—FORD—FALCON TOMLINSON MOTOR COMPANY Doctor of Chiropractic Telephone 932-3184 410 West Main Street West Frankfort, Illinois KOHLS DORF'S of Zeigler, Illinois 130LYDAY'S JEWELRY Diamond Setting and Engraving Expert Watch and Jewelry Repair 209 East Main Street GARDNER HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING 701 South Logan Street Phone 932-5010—932-2310 DUQUOIN COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. DuQuoin, Illinois_____ PASCHEDAG MUSIC HOUSE TREECE SUPPLY Phone 932-6911 BOB TREECE—TOM BARTONI 1102 East Main Street West Frankfort, Illinois Phone 937-1119 229 West Main Street 131G. H. FEED STORE Purina Chows and Fertilizer Farm Supplies—Seeds 501 East Oak Phone 932-2812 for the finest in fresh and cured meats—visit BOB'S MARKET Phone 932-2665 505 South Logan Street West Frankfort, Illinois BOLAP'S FOOD PARK Highway 37 South Phone 932-6264 West Frankfort, Illinois BUD'S MOTOR SALES CLYDE DAY—INSURANCE CHRYSLER—PLYMOUTH—VALIANT Hartford Insurance Company Phone 932-5660 Fireman's Fund Insurance Company 1119 East Main Street 105 South Emma Street 132DIMMICK BROS. OLDSMOBILE LACY’S FLOWER SHOP 131 West Main Street Phone 932-5771 West Franlrfort, Illinois Herrin—West Franlrfort Carbondale PEPSI-COLA DISTRIBUTING CO. HOME LUMBER CO. 101 West Poplar Street 507 East Main Street West Frankfort, Illinois Phone 932-3669 West Frankfort, Illinois 133THE FIRST COMMUNITY BANK of WEST FRANKFORT The Community Minded Bank Greetings from WOOLARD’S DAIRY QUEEN the home of the cone wnh the curl on top and MR. MISTY 109 East Main Street West Frankfort, Illinois M W LUMBER COMPANY Phone 932-3511 402 South Logan West Frankfort, Illinois PANDA PAINTS HOLLAND DRUG STOREHOME LUMBER CO. 101 West Popular Street Phone 932-3969 West Frankfort, Illinois Your Photographer P. N. HIRSCH AND CO. Phone 932-2664 214 West Main Street KENNETH J. GRAY West Frankfort, Illinois United States Congressman 3 Ways to Shop— Charge—Cash—Layaway 21st District Greetings from the Patronize JViinistcrial Alliance REDBIRD of Advertisers Frankfort EVERYBODY DIGS IT ELECTRIC COOKING... It’s Cool! It’s Fabf It’ Flameless I 7 M CENTRAL ILLINOIS PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY 135Atty. Frank E. Trobaugh Dr. Louis E. Cowsert Don J. Webb, O.D. Dr. J. M. D'Amico Dr. Earl Woods, D.D.S. Mamie's Sweet Shop Market Basket Reedy Funeral Home Fashion Shop Frank Russell Son Robert and LaVerne Whitt ODUM CONCRETE PRODUCTS All Types of Building Materials READY-MIXED CONCRETE Concrete Blocks—Septic Tanks In West Frankfort Dial 932-3162 ERNEST SANDERS INSURANCE AGENCY JAMES LaVERN SANDERS, Manager Every type of INSURANCE 'Your One Stop Insurance Office" 908 East Main Street Phone 932-3721 136Book Index Academics .................... 16 Administration ............... 24 Advertising ................. 124 Art Club ..................... 70 Band...........................65 Basketball .................. '10 Bowling Club.................. 61 Building Trades................62 Cafeteria Club ............... 68 Cheerleaders.................4-11 Chorus ....................... 62 Creative Writers Cross Country....... Custodians and Cooks Divisions: Student Life Academics ...... Sports .......... Organizations .. , Students ............... 90 Advertising ........... 124 F Club.......................82 Faculty......................26 Football .................. • 34 Foreign Language .... 78-79-85 Freshmen Class..............119 Future Builders ............ 63 Future Farmers ............. 74 Future Homemakers .......... 81 Future Teachers..............61 Golf.........................45 Hi-Y.........................80 Homecoming ................. 13 Honor Society .............. 65 Junior Class .............. 105 Junior Nursing ............. 83 Junior Play..................58 Key Club......................69 Library Club ................ 68 Math Club .................. 70 National Thespians .......... 60 Office Workers ............. 84 Redbird Annual.............. 88 Red Bird Notes ............. 86 Red Pepper Club..............66 School Life .................. 4 Senior Class ................ 92 Senior Play...................59 Sophomore Class............. 112 Student Council.............. 76 Student Life................. 2 Student Patrol .............. 83 Sub Deb Club ............... 71 Track ....................... 46 ..JJn-Hi-Y Club ................ 72 Advertising Index BFJ Furniture ................................. 129 Bank of West Frankfort..........................128 Barker Rexall Drugs .......................... 129 Ben Franklin Store..............................127 Bob’s Market .................................. 1 2 Bolap’s Food Park...............................132 Bonifield Trucking Co.......................... 126 Brown’s Furniture Co........................... 128 Bud’s Motor Sales ............................. 132 CIPS .......................................... 135 Coalfield Tire Store ..........................126 Coleman Chevrolet.............................. 133 Cowsert, Louis E............................... 136 Daily American ................................ 126 D’Amico, J. M.................................. 136 Day, Clyde Insurance .......................... 132 Dimmick Bros. Oldsmobile ...................... 133 DuQuoin Coca Cola Bottling Co................................. 131 Fashion Shop .................................. 136 First Community Bank........................... 134 G and H Feed Store............................. 132 Gardner Heating and Air Conditioning ........................... 131 Gray, Kenneth J................................ 135 Gray Plaza Motel .............................. 127 Harris’........................................128 Hayman, David C................................ 130 Hirsch, P. N................................... 135 Holland Drugs ................................. 134 Home Lumber Co.................................133 House of Beauty ............................... 127 Jacobs-Lane Jewelers...........................130 Johnson Appliance Co................. Jo’s Hairstyling Salon ............ Kohlsdorf’s Clothing................. Lacy’s Flower Shop................... Lyday’s Jewelry ..................... M W Lumber Co...................... Mamie’s Sweet Shop................... Market Basket ....................... Medical Arts Clinic ................. Ministerial Alliance of West Frankfort Paschedag Music House................ Pen-Yu Drugs......................... Pepsi-Cola .......................... Prusaczyk Motors .................... Reedy Funeral Home .................. Rissi Studio ........................ Russell, Frank, and Son.............. Sanders, Ernest, Insurance Agency ... Sohns ............................... State Farm Insurance................. Stone Funeral Home .................. Tomlinson Motor Co................... Treece Supply ....................... Trobaugh, Frank E.................... Two Tony’s Smorgasbord............... Walker, J. V. and Sons .............. Walton Service Co.................... Watson’s Jewelers ................... Webb, Don J.......................... Woods, Earl ......................... Whitt, Robert and Laverne............ Woolard’s Dairy Queen ................ 130 129 130 133 131 134 136 136 126 135 131 127 133 127 136 135 136 136 133 130 129 130 131 136 129 126 128 129 136 136 136 134 1370?aneevett Again in 1967, for the fifty-third time, the Redbird staff is grateful to all who helped to complete the 1967 Redbird. The staff is grateful to the faculty and administration for their patience and understanding during the production of the Redbird. Our deep appreciation also goes to Mr. Bill Blewett, our representative from the Taylor Publishing Company, for his never-failing assistance. Our warm gratitude goes to Mr. Carthol Walston and his photography classes for their co-operation in taking pictures for the Redbird. Thanks also goes to the merchants and professional business men of our city for their support through advertisements. Our deepest thanks and appreciation goes to our fine adviser, Miss Genelle Rissi, for her guidance and unlimited contributions, for without her help the Redbird W'ould not have become a reality. 138TAYLOR PUBLISHING COMPANY "The World's Best Yearbooks Are Taylor-made

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