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SENIOR CLASS WILL We, the members of the Class of 1950 of Metamora Township High School, City of Metamora, County of Woodford, State of Illinois, being of sound minds and bodies, do hereby make, publish and declare this to be our last will and testament, hereby revoking any will or wills heretofore made by us: Donna Turner wills her red hair to Harold Neumann. Eugene Marehand wills his wisecracks to Norma Hagaman. Dorothy Marehand wills her daydreams to James Zimmerman. Arnold Danz wills his truck to Miss Helton. Barbara Kiesewetter wills her giggle to Donald Halford. Fred Fandel wills his blushes to Alice Wernsman. Jeanette Hagerman wills her Chillicothe letter sweater to Donna Marehand. Bruce Seeber wills his football apparel to Arthur Kiesewetter. Doris Elbert wills Melvin back to the Minonk girls. Eugene Nauman wills Pat Schneider to Durward Guth so that he will have a steady girl friend, Mary Glaub wills her soprano voice to Samuel Minger. John Rauh wills his cackle to Mr. Dees. Sue Rohman wills her cheer leading costume to Donald Zimmerman. Paul DuBois wills his brilliance to Richard Goldsmith. Bernadette Giehl wills her driving ability to Robert Chilcot. Vernon Guth wills his ability to remain calm to Joseph Rohman. Murlene Garber wills all her past love life to Connie Stamper. Richard Hoffman wills his technique to James Rohman. Ellen Fries wills her meekness to Jack Gaetz. Burtron Schertz wills his briefcase to Clyde Parshall. Betty Gries wills her dramatic ability to Martha Ringness. James Herron wills a graduation pre-ent like his to every junior. Nancy McDermott wills her vivacity to Barbara Morgan. Roland Schneider wills his wavy hair to Marvin Elbert. Marvin Smith wills his participation in schcol activities to James Sluga. Nancy Coe wills her best girl friend to Robert Rohman. Janice Sullivan wills her chic look to Joe Steveson. Kathryn Leatherman wills a sailor ' s cap to Phyllis Schumacher. She refuses to give up the rest. The members of the 1949-1950 basketball team will their legs to the girls of Metamora Township High school. The senior class of 1950 wills its memories to Metamora Township High school. We admit it wasn ' t an outstanding class, but at least it was different, in the full sense of the word. In witness whereof, we, the class of 19.50, the testator, have set our hand and seal hereto this twenty-ninth day cf April in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty. (SIGNED) Senior Class of 1950. Twenty-One
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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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SENIOR PLAY CAST Row one, left to i-ight — Muiiene Garber, Janice Sullivan, Betty Gries, Sue Roh- man, Roland Schneider. Row two, left to right — John Rauh, Mary Glaub, Bruce Seober, Doris Elbert, Kathryn Leatherman. Row three, left to right — Eugene Nauman, Nancy McDermott, Dorothy Marchand, Nancy Coe, Bernadette Giehl. Standing, left to right- Marvin Smith, Burtron Schertz. SENIOR PLAY " Mother Is a Freshman, " by Raphael David Blau was presented by the senior class in the MTHS gym. The three-act comedy, dramatized by PeiTy Clark was under the direction of Miss Helton. The action of the play was centered around Mrs. Abigail Fortitude Abbott (Betty Gries), an attractive woman of thirty-five who looked even younger. Be- cause of financial difficulties, Abigail decided to take advantage of a foi gotten scholarship offered to anyone with the name Abigail Fortitude. This permit. ed her daughter Susan (Sue Rohman) to continue at Pointer college. Abigail entered Pointer college as a freshman. Dean Gillingham (Burtrm Schertz), angered at the thought of having an attractive widow as a student, in- form ed Abigail that she had to study zoology intensively. Susan thought she was in love with the zoolcgy instructor. Professor Michaels (Marvin Smith). Michaels, a good-looking and personable man in his thirties, turned his attention to Susan ' s mother, Abigail. The dean ' s apprehensions came true and campus life was upset. In the dorm- itory, Mrs. Miller (Kathryn Leatherman), the housen.other, had difficulties with her cook (Dorothy Marchand) and the college handy man (John Rauh). Bobo Jackson (Roland Schneider) and Clara (Janice Sullivan) were Susan ' s faithful friends. Abigail attracted the interest of three college men (Bruce Seeber, Paul DuBois and Eugene Nauman). Doris Elbert, Bernadette Giehl, Nancy McDermott, Mary Glaub, Murlene Garber and Nancy Coe had roles as college girls. Donna Turner was prompter and Richard Hoffman did an excellent job as stage manager. The furniture was donated by Wiedman ' s store. Twenty-Two
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