Metamora Township High School - Parrot Yearbook (Metamora, IL)

 - Class of 1950

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SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS Left to right- vice president. -Paul DuBois, treasurer; Bruce Seeber, president; Eugene Nauman, President Bruce Seeber with the help of Eugene Nauman, vice president and Paul DuBois, secretary-treasurer worked hard to make our senior year a successful one. These three, with the other members of the class, helped in the planning and preparation of our class functions. Throughout the year we were given guidance talks to help prepare us for the future. Talks were given by Professor Hagan of Eureka college, Dean Beard of Brown ' s Business college in Peoria, Sister Roberta of St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in Peoria, Ray J. Schertz, president of the Metamora National bank and former principal of MTHS. and Wm. Owen of the Caterpillar Tractor company in Peoria. The final class activity for the year was a senior cruise on Lake Michigan to Mackinac Island from June 1-4 aboard a D. C. liner.

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SENIOR CLASS HISTORY It all began on Sept. 3, 1946, our very first day at MTHS. This first year we elected for our officers: Paul DuBois, president; Eugene Marchand, vice pres- ident; Rodney Bell, secretary, and Doris Elbert, treasurer. Our student council representatives were Janice Sullivan and James Herron. On September 27, our class was quite a sight to see — it was initiation day for us. This was the first year Metamora had a Homecoming. As freshmen we elected Doris Elbert as our queen candidate and Richard Hoffman, ushey. Our one class party consisted of a wiener rcast and hayrack ride. In the spring of 1947 Miss Helton, our English teacher, took us to Springfield and New Salem on a trip. This ended our first year together at MTHS. Our sophomore year we chose Marvin Smith to lead the class. Marilyn Bachman and Doris Elbert were chosen vice president and secr etary-treasurer, respectively. As sophomores. Murlene Garber and Robert Wagner represented us on the student council. Miss Helton and Mr. Stephenson were our advisers. The class was vei ' y proud of their candidate, Sue Rohman, who was chosen Homecoming queen of 1947. Our English classes took two trips this year. On March 23 we went to Peoria to see the movie " Henry V, " and on April 17 we took a trip to Chicago to visit the Museum of Science and Industry, Adler Planetarium, Museum of Natural His- tory, Tribune Tower and Hull House. At tlie first meeting of the third year, we elected Doris Elbert president, Burtron Schertz, vice president, and Bruce Seeber, secretary-treasurer. Student council members were Bernadette Giehl, Marvin Smith and Jchn Rauh. Miss Brucker and Mr. Larson were our advisers. This was a very busy year for us. On October 1 our class had a hayrack ride to see a movie in Washington. All the juniors learned with happiness on March 15 that our class rings had arrived. In the spring we presented the play, " Uncle Fred Flits By, " with Burtron Schertz playing the lead. Our class wcrked very hard to raise funds by having a turkey raffle, a bake sale, selling at all home football and basketball games and selling personalized stationery, napkins and cards. On May 14 the annual banquet was held at the YWCA in Peoria. The theme used was " Forty-Niners. " Starting our last year at MTHS we selected Bruce Seeber president, Eugene Nauman, vice president, and Paul DuBois, secretary-treasurer. Marvin Smith, Betty Gries, Marilyn Bachman and Vernon Guth were our student council members. Mr. Dees and Mr. Stephenson were our advisers. The seniors worked hard to make the Homecoming a success this year. Our queen was Doris Elbert, crowned by Captain Bruce Seeber. The members of her court were Donna Turner, Mary Glaub and Bernadette Giehl. " Mother Is a Freshman " was a successful play presented by the seniors under the direction of Miss Helton. Betty Gries and Marvin Smith played the leading roles. On April 29 the juniors gave us a banquet and prom long to be remembered. Our class decided to present a program for the public by having " Senior night. " This event climaxed the all school Honors day program which was held in an. assembly. Senior awards and special recognition were given for outstanding achievements. May 26 was a great day for the seniors — graduation day. Students receiving scholastic honors were Doris Elbert and Betty Gries. Eighteen

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SENIOR CLASS PROPHECY The time is 1950. Upstairs old St. Peter is perched on a pink cloud with his crystal ball. He is gazing into the future of the 1950 senior class of Metamora Township High school. As the ball clears, he says, " Oh, yes, new I remember. Metamora is the home of the famous Gopher Hole stadium. It looks like they are having one of their Dandelion Bowl games this afternocn. " Why, there ' s Eugene, oh pardon me, Professor Marchand watching the game. He is teaching English at MTHS now. " Let ' s take a look uptown and see what ' s new there. Say, Betty Gries must have followed up her dancing career. There she is in Barbara ' s Cocktail Lounge, ' Come in and Get Your Kisser Wetter. ' " Well, well, it looks like Metamora even has a circus. Let ' s us see what it is. Oh, yes, Ellen Fries ' Flea Circus. I see Vernon Guth is acting as barker for her. Their motto is ' Fries ' Fleas, Please. ' " I always knew Dcnna Turner would develop her artistic ability. Right there she is, designing horse blankets at Ruth Leatherman ' s Swayback Stables. " What ' s this! Does Metamora have an orphanage? Oh, no. it ' s only Jeanette Hagerman ' s family. She is happily married to Fred Fandel. She is writing a book about her married life called ' Cheaper by the Two Dozen. " " Every class has to have its beauty queens. I ' ve already spotted those in the 1950 class. Bernadette Giehl is Miss Fly Paper of 1960 and Nancy McDermolt is posing for the Metamora bank calendar at the request of Eugene Nauman, the new bank president. John Rauh is posing for a Man of Distinction, Buttermi k ad. I wouldn ' t want to forget your important contribution to the world, John. " Is anybody here looking for a moving van? I see Arnold Danz is in the business. His trucking capacity hasn ' t increased veiy much since high school days. His motto is ' If I can ' t take it in one piece, I ' ll take it in one hundred. ' " Now here ' s a f riendship that really lasted. Kathiyn Leatherman and Murlene Garber are now in business together. They run a secretarial school and their graduates are known as the best ' Sit on the Boss ' Lap ' secretaries around. " Just as I thought. There ' s Doris running her cwn little nursery with the help of another character. She grows the best little saps arcund. ' If You ' re Up the Tree About a Tree, see Doris and Melvin ' s Nursery. ' " Looks like the rest of the class really went out to see the world. No. it can ' t be, but it is. Janice Sullivan is over in Europe writing French novels. There ' s Marvin Smith, a lighthouse keeper at Alcatraz. Here ' s two serious minded kids. Bruce Seeber is a missionary at Pago Pago and Sue Rohman is a nun in a convent on top of the Himalayas. " I often wondered where Roland Schneider would end up, and here he is manufacturing musical bathroom fixtures. " Say, this is rare. Mary Glaub is substituting for the bull, I mean the bullfighter, at the Metropolitan Opera. " Have any of you heard the famous new radio and television star. Burtrcn Danny Kaye Jerry Lewis Schertz? He has five minutes over the radio and a half-second flash on television. " Jim Herron certainly did all right for himself. He is a famous dress designer. His new burlap and cheese cloth creation is modeled by two of the famous Mont- gomery Ward models, Nancy Coe and Dorothy Marchand. " Paul DuBois really made a smash hit on the screen. He is called Durango DuBois. Playing the part of his horse is Dick Hoffman, the horse with the most beautiful eyes in Hollywood. " Well, I guess the class of 1950 did all right for themselves, so I can put my crystal ball back into moth balls for another year. "

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