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

 - Class of 1953

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66155 MOI? ec? One hears and reads much about people who see visions and dream dreams, but to be challenged with the tremendous task of predicting the future twenty years hence for such illustrious, yet heterogeneous people as make up the graduating Class of 1953, taxes ones imagination to the utmost. Now there is Pat Schneider, president of the class, and one of our spirited cheer-leaders, Just imagine her twenty years from now with her children gathered about the fireside on a cold winter evening and Pat teaching them the fine art of cheer-leading, by doing hand springs, giving cheers, and waving her arms in rhythmic action. Here is a man who is making a killing. Jack Hieb moved out to Kansas and became very successful as a grasshopper exterminator. His only comment is, "Business is hopping." Putting the United States far ahead in points at the Olympic Games the preceding year, was Phyllis "Babe Didrickson" Speck. Phyllis captured not only the weight lifting championship but the javelin throwing and ladies' wrestling contest. Others to make an excellent record for their country were the winning swimming team composed of Marjorie Zilch and Bernice Grebner. Jim Steider, better known as"Jug," inherited his Uncle Ivan's cows and has gone into partnership with Jerry Broers and Gordon Hall in the dairy business. They have made their product named "'Jug's Jersey Juice," very well-known over a large area. Virginia Huser, Donna Dubois, and Oletta Easley must be making the dough. They are operating a very profitable bakery here in Metamora at the corner of Partridge and Menard Streets. On the southwest forty of the Engel estate, Julie Engel has granted a life lease to Chuck Klein, Roger Brown, and Dick Bohlander for research in scientific studies for weed control. Some special attention is being given to the "pig-weed" to see if there may be some relation between it and pork production. Julie herself is busy with her riding academy with albino horses as a specialty. Loren Zimmerman is devoting full time to his position as Precinct committee- man. He still thinks Mr. Truman should have run for president back in 1952. Martha Ringness has adapted the old Metamora Grade School into a School for exceptional children. A few of the specialists on her staff are: Georgia Mae Doak, Home Economics, Shirley Hoshor, Moder Art and Social Dancing, and Rachel Kamm, the Dramatics Coach. Since the retirement of Benny Goodman, Ronald Bader has been taking the country by storm with his clarinet. Assisting him are his three "harmonettes," Marcella Grebner, Mary K. Sullivan, and Sylvia Gilliatt. Here in Metamora are me very modern undertaking parlors of Christie Barrow and doing a ve ry rushing business. Across the street from Christie's funeral parlors is the "Never Rip" Dress Shop operated by Joanne Welte and Peg Schneider. Their very artistic' designer is Charlene Wagner, and the efficient seamstress is Betty Schlipf. 46

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Cfaaa ,Mdfory September 6, 1949, the doors of MTHS opened to welcome the class of '53, We were all totaled, forty-five scared Freshmen. Later in the month we were initiated and found it wasn't so terrible, but instead, a lot of fun. Officers for our first year were: Sylvia Neuman, president, Pat Schneider, vice-president, Martha Ringness, secretary-treasurer. Student Council representatives were .Tames Steider and Mary Anna Mahoney. Miss Helton and Mr. Lewis were our advisors. We had a theatre party that year in Peoria where we saw "Father was a Fu1lback." In April we started the tradition of having a hobby show. As Sophomores in 1950 our class had increased to forty-nine members. We elected James Steider, president, Martha Ringness, vice-president, .Tames Welte, secretary-treasurer, Pat Schneider and Gordon Hall, Student Council representatives. Class advisors were Mr. Laitas and Mr. Etaugh. The events sponsored by us during the year were freshman initiation, a bake sale, a theatre party, and a skating party. 1951-52 saw us as juniors. Officers were: Georgia Doak, presidentg Peg Schneider, vice-president, Coletta Grebner, secretary-treasurer. Student Council representatives were Jim Welte, Ronald Bader, and Pat Schneider, Mr. Laitas, Mr. Etaugh, and Miss Tellaro were advisors. Later in the semester we had the thrill of picking our class rings. On April 3-4, we proved our dramatic abilities in the "Perils of Prudy," our class play. We climaxed the year by giving the annual .Tunior-Senior banquet and prom. Our Senior year, 1953, opened with the following officers: Pat Schneider, president, Marion Wilson, vice-president, Sylvia Gilliat, secretary-treasurer. Student Council members were Lois Schutts, Shirley Hoshor, and .Tim Welte, Georgia Doak and Coletta Grebner were elected as Student Council officers by the entire school. Homecoming was our first activity of the year. Shirley Hoshor was crowned Queen and her Court included Pat and Peg Schneider, .Toanne We lte, and Sylvia Gilliatt. On November 20-21, we gave Louisa Mae Alcott's "Little Women" as our class play. We chose as our motto, "He profits most who serves best," Red and Silver as our class colors, and the Red Rose as our flower. Senior night and the class trip were held in May. Baccalaureate was May 24, and Commencement, ending our four years at MTHS, wa! on May 29. We leave behind us many fond memories, but are looking to the future. 45

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The Fandel and Marchand Construction Company owned by Russell Fandel and Bob Marchand received the contract to build the new high school here in Metamora. They supply their workers with a device which prevents them from smashing their fingers with a hammer. It is a hammer with the safety warning printed on the handle, "Don't forget to remove your fingers from the path of the hammer." The local branch of the Pinkerton Detective Agencygis represented by Marion Wilson, known commonly as "Mr, Trace, keener than rriostfpersonsf' Kenny Fauber, floraculturist, has found the milk in milkweeds. He, with Bill Marchand Who has had much experience in milk distribution, are working together on the problem of pasteurization and distribution for human consumption. It isn't so much the problem of pasteurization and distribution that is bothering them as is the problem of human consumption. Sylvia Neuman has fallen heir to Mrs. Smith's big country home which was granted for the purpose of a perpetual orphanage. Every night before the kiddies retire, Sylvia sings Brahms Lullaby. Nursemaids in the home are Marilyn Michael and Betty Zoss. Coletta Grebner and Carol Rohman are making airline passengers feel at home on a huge jet airliner where they are airline hostesses. Since Anton Engst and Don Fandel love to fish, they built a huge dam in the gully beside Anton's house for the purpose of raising fish. Everything went well until the water backed up over the state highway, so they built a toll bridge over it and are now living off of the revenue. Carole Garber and Lois Schutts sponsor a beauty contest at Anton's Lake. .Tack Fries as you know was never very tall, and now with a beltline of approximately 48 inches, one hardly knows if he is standing or sitting, walking or rolling, as he maneuvers the Chicago Bears from the sidelines. As for .Tim Welte, we would say he used his "noodle," As an outgrowth to the monotony accompanying a service station attendant, .Tim is now President of the Robot-Gasser Manufacturing Company, with factories in the northeast part of Metamora. You see, .Tim invented a device which by pressing a button fills the tank with gas, the crankcase with oil, cleans the windshield, checks the tires, and ejects the cash from the customer in one operation. If there is no cash, you press another button and the operation is reversed--no charge accounts. This ends our imaginings. Even though the world knows nothing of some of its greatest people, we hope that the graduating class of 1953 will be some of the greatest. ., 47

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