Monticello High School - Memories Yearbook (Monticello, IL)
- Class of 1953
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MONTICELLO HIGH SCHOOL
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As you browse thrcmgh these 1953 memorles we
the MEMORIES Staff, would have you contemplate
our schools development m seventy f1ve years and
DGFTIHDS C0r1S1d6r H Vlsmn that must be a reahty seven
ty f1ve years hence
Seventy f1ve years ago there was no such 8I'ChlV6
of memorxes as th1s beak Seventy f1ve years ago the
present hxgh school 'btuldmg dmd not 6X1St Seventy
f1VE years ago only four students vt ere graduated from
Mor1t1ce11o Hlgh School
That was yesterday th1s IS today what w111 be
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After school the faculty has periodic meetings to discuss school business. Seated around the
front table are Don Wilt, W. P. McElroy Cprincipall, William Brady, Charles Paoli. At the back
table are Joe Smith, Miss June McLuckie Cstudent teacherl, Miss Gwen Elder, Mrs. Gertrude
Clapper, Mrs. Barbara Cook, Mrs. Ruby Crider, Miss Mildred Fleming, Miss Kathryn Ryan, J. K.
Felts, Miss Ann Panieri, and Charles Masharner.
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MRS RUBY CRIDER
MISS ANN PANIERI
MRS ANITA FIELDER
MISS KATHRYN RYAN
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u1e1 Wayne Alexander: Secretary, Fred
Doty Vxce Prcsldent Jack Miner. Class
adwsoxs wexe Mus Anne Panieri, Mr.
Charles Paoh and Mr Wally Gregory.
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HEAVEN, Bishop Sherwood CRichard
Leachb prays that the conflict may be
settled peacefully, the family and
friends also pray in silence. They are:
Richard Hodges, Shirley Timmons,
Dean Doss, JoAnn Padgett, Carolyn
Smith, John McFeeters, Rchard Leach,
John Claxton, Mona Secrist Peck,
Shirley Sprague, Carl Wrench.
Behind the scenes on production night Keith Buchanan, Jack
Miner Charles Patrick and Richard Lindsley are busy getting
the stage set for the coming scene.
GUCKERS DRUG STORE, West Side of Square. Phone 3176
Here frrends of the famlly d1scuss possxble reprecusslons Wh1Ch m1ght come of the threats made agamst
Reverend Spence Uohn McFeetersJ
CLeftJ Frazer Spence CWyde1l
Secrlstb who IS followlng 1n h1S
fathers footsteps g1V9S an mtro
ductlon to the fam11y background
CR1ghtJ Mr and Mrs Spence
Uohn McFeeters and Carolyn
Sm1thD admxre then' new born
son before leavmg for the new
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F. M. Cook
After 15 years we are returnmg to Monticello
The prlot Wydell Secrxst lands the Super Jet on the
Brmg Em Back AIIVS Kexth Buck Buchanan
estate There we flnd Ke1th engaged 1n hlS favorlte
past t1me throwmg paper wads at scare crows
wh1le the Buchanan gardener James Leroy Tw1s!
IS bus11y tr1mm1ng the hedge S1tt1ng on Buchanan s
prlvate four lane dr1ve we flnd Dlck Hodges ace
test p1lot 1dl1ng h1s XP 300 Bob Mackey lS fxllmg
the gas tank Wlth Atom1c Octane and Fred Doty IS
clean1ng the w1nd sh1eld It br1ngs back memor1es
when we see Eleanor Benson dolng the bookkeep1ng
for the gas statlon Fred expla1ns that she d always
done h1s bookkeep1ng Wh1le We are pleasantly
chattmg about the old days who should dr1ve up
but Dean Doss who has come out to demonstrate
h1s newest l1ne of Atom1c Harvester tractors
On the way 1nto town we pass the Scot! farm
We see Edxth York watchlng Whlle Bob lS standmg
on a soap box sh1ngl1ng the roof Soon we arr1ve
at the c1ty l1m1ts but we d1dnt see the 100 mph
speed llmlt s1gn We found out later that the CltV
OfflCl31S were try1ng to slow down the young h1gh
school kldS l1ke Carolyn W1lt and Brenda McElroy
An odd sound very much l1ke a slren reaches our
ears as we approach the bus1ness d1str1ct We slow
down to 70 mlles an hour as Off1 er Eugene Wrench
and h1s ass1stant Davxd Mace slgnal us to pull over
to the curb When they recognlze us of course we
get off w1th a lecture
Now as we dr1ve along the old fam1l1ar streets
the f1rst people we meet are Carolyn Smxih and
Shlrley T1mmons who are leav1ng for the Unxted
Nat1ons where they w1ll confer w1th Pres1dent Carl
Wrench and Secretary of the Navy James Lezschner
We are fr1ghtened when we see Dr John Claxton
adm1n1ster1nG art1f1c1al resp1rat1on to John Feeney
who 15 unconsc1ous 1n front of G1llesp1es Bar and
Gr1ll Nurses Barbara Dubson and Melba Heckman
are standmg by
We dGCldE to make our fxrst stop the h1gh school
After talk1ng to Coach Hearn and Pr1nc1pal Don
Johnson we are Jolned by the commerclal teacher
Maxme Brown and the new bookkeepmg teacher
Ruth Sumner From them we learn that JoAnn
Padgett w1ll soon be returnmg from her lecturmg
tour She IS the author of the latest and very
1nterest1ng best seller THE EFFECT OF THE
ENGLISH REVOLUTION ON FRENCH ARCHITEC
TURE She and her pr1vate secretary Juanxta Wood
all are hav1ng a very successful tour Another of
our classmates has also become a l1terary success
Yes Margaret Cook had her letters pub11shed
As we stroll along the shady streets we f1nd
Rlchard Leach Just putt1ng the f1n1sh1ng touches on
Larry McClure s new house The house lS Just across
the street from Nor-fleets Ha1rdress1ng Salon It lS
a warm day so we vote unan1mously to stop at
Paincks Drug Store for a coke After chattlng
w1th the pharmac1st Margaret Van Vleet we dec1de
to stop at Lmdsleys Grocery Store where they re
havmg an 1rres1stab1e sale on Spragues Freckle Re
mover and Causey s Super Str1ng Beans After pay
1ng the clerk Path Werscope we stroll out to look
at Goeggles Bu1ld1ng Project on the edge of town
Walkmg along the newly paved street we are
startled to see Mrs Vannote dash out and grab l1ttle
Mlke 1n tlme to keep h1m from bemg run over by
Donna Pe k on her scooter We scurry along as Jo
Ann and Mona begm to argue about whose fault It
When we dec1de WSIS out of f1r1ng range w
slow down to a slow trot Then we real1ze were
st1ll hungry The pop corn we buy from Ross
Mxtchells stand on the corner just hltS the spot
Ross IS eager to tell us about Sue Alexanders suc
cess 1n th1s years Womens Olymp1cs Ross also
po1nts out the C 8a D Nursery WhlCh lS run by two
of our old frlends Fern Cook and Delores Dv-kerson
Thev are ably 3SS1StEd by the1r custod1an and handy
man Wayne Alexander
Wh1le rem1n1sc1ng Wlth Wayne we glance at
our watches and d1scover how late lt IS We must
be on our way back We certa1nly do regret not
hav1ng seen three of our old frxends but they were
probably out of town on bus1ness But as we slow
down for a ra1lroad cross1ng a fre1ght tram puffs
1nto VIEW Why there they are all three of them'
Yes' Jack Mmer Don Rex and John McFeeters had
at last reached the he1ghth of the1r amb1t1ons
MAXWELL R HOTT Success and Happmess to 53ers
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Junlor offxcers Peggy Nolan Treasurer Ray Val
entme Pres1dent Nancy Hawbaker Secretary
Jlm Mooney Vxce Pres1dent
JOE ED DOVE
LARRY BARTRAM BARBARA STIVERSON EDWARD BOYLE MARILYN CAFIN
NANCY HEATH JACK DREW NANCY HAWBAKER SYDNEY DRESBACK
PEARL DARSHAM PAUL NILES LOIS BRIAN
HAROLD BENJAMIN ROBERTA BENJAMIN KENNETH GEORGE
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BEULAH WOOD RICHARD HUBBARTT SUE WILLIAMS GAYLE DAY
STEPHEN BURNSIDE OMA ALLISON JAMES CAFIN MARGARET KARCHER
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LARRY ROGERS CAROL RAGLE DALE LIESTMAN PAT MITCHELL
CAROLYN CAFIN BEN SHAFFER DICK WARNER DALE HUISINGA
JANIS DYE JOE CHALK SUE SHONKWILER
President, Jerry Morgang Treasurer, Irene Yorkg and
Vice-President, Joe Chalk. Effie Smith was the
secretary, but moved from Monticello before the end
of school. Mr. Vere Wolf, Miss Gwen Elder, and
Mrs. Barbara Cook were class advisors.
RONALD HOWARD BARBARA BENSON ROGER LILLY JUDITH BURNSIDE JUDITH BRUHN
MARILYN LUBBERS LARRY COZAD ELAINE CLAPP HARRY MCCLURE JOYCE JONES
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FRANCIS LARSON RONALD DEAN
WILLIAM LONG JERRY HARDY
PEGGY HILGENDORF CAROLE BLACKER
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LINDA VARNER IRENE YORK
NORMAN SMITH 'VIAURICE OAKLEY
LARRY FOSTER NOBLE TARTER
RUTH ANN BEEBE
MARJORIE MCINTYRE VIRGINIA MADDEN
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JIM WALDEN JERRY DOWNEY
DON DUBSON DONALD TRIMBLE
DONNA HATFIELD DARLENE BENNETT
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Kallembach. Coaches Bill Brady and Don
were class advisors.
RUTH ANNE HANSEN
MARY ANN DOTY
JANE VAN VLEET
BOB BARBOUR 'ma-mf
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sxxzmervisel Sarah Wlulamso
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Secretary Beverly Shinneman takes lunch
Mrs. Cook, Dean Doss, Carolyn
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The 1952 bonfire-pep session on the evening preceding the Homecoming football game started the fes-
tivities. Approximately one hundred students participated in a snake dance, which started around 7:00 p. m.
on the square and ended at the high school just before the bonfire got underway.
Wally Gregory acted as master of ceremonies and introduced the various speakers. The cheerleaders
led a few arousing yells, as did Watt Jones, who was on hand with the band. The boys' octet led by Vere
Wolf sang two numbers.
Friday noon, Homecoming Day all the classes and organizations assembled their floats in front of the
high school for the traditional judging and parade through town. The Juniors' float placed first among the
classes while the F.B.L.A, float was chosen as the best entry for organization.
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Above the make-up committee are preparing the
"grease paint" for the various actors and actresses.
Above is pictured the cast of the Junior
Class play, THE NIGHT OF JANUARY
16TH. Carl Buckley, Policemang Sue Wil-
liams, Prison Matrong Mike Henebry, Judge
Heathp Dale Liestman, Doctor Kirklandg
Marilyn Cafin, Secretaryg Harlan Strohl,
Court Stenographerg Helen Morfey CMagda
Svensonb, Swedish Housekeeperg Alan Miner,
Clerk of Courtg Shirley Sain, CRoberta Van
Rensselaerh, Night Club Entertainer: Joe
Rice CSiqurd Junquistb, Swedish Witness,
Ruth McFe-cters CJane Chandlerl, Handwrit-
ing Expert: Sydney Dresback CDefense At-
torney Stevensbg Nancy Hawbaker, QKaren
Andreb, On Trial For Murderg Gary Barnes
fDistrict Attorney Flintbg Ann McCartney
CNancy Lee Faulknerb, Wife of Murdered
Man, Gayle Day CLarry Reganb, Gangster
Playboy, Carolyn Cafin CMrs. John Hutch-
insl, Colored Maid, Larry Rogers CJohn
Graham Whitfieldb, Philanthropistg Helen
Harper, Court Secretaryg Steve Burnside
CHomer VanFleetD, Private Detective: Sally
Chambers, Secretaryg Jim Bennett CElmer
Sweeneyl, Police Officer - Witnessg Jo Ed
Dove, Bailiffg Ralph Woodall, Policeman.
Best wishes from PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATION
Behind the scenes in director
Ruby Crider's classroom,
make-up crew prepare Harlan
Strohl and Ralph Woodall for
the big production.
Here the murdered man's wife, Ann
McCartney is being questioned by
D i s tr i c t Attorney, Gary Barnes,
while rest of cast looks on.
Material Witness of the Defense
CNancy Hawbakerl and the Prose-
cution CAnn MicCartneyJ clash forces
in this scene from ON THE NIGHT
OF JANUARY 16th while Defense
Attorney CSydney Dresbackb and
Prosecuting Attorney CGary Barnesl
On the evening of March 27, the Girls Athletic Association held its annual Spring Reversal Dance.
Music was furnished by Del Gilbert and his band from 9 P. M. till midnight. Red and white life buoys
proclaimed "Moonlight Voyage" as the theme. The auditorium was decorated with portholes, anchors, ship's
railing and Popeye and Olive. Hungry sailors patronized the G.A.A. food stand.
Spring Reversal was a success with approximately 150 couples attending. The free ticket was awarded
to Mary Ann Doty by the G.A.A. for selling the most tickets.
Chairmen of committees were: Shirley Sprague, foodg Marilyn Cafin, clean-upg Ruth McFeeters, ticketsg
Nancy Hawbaker, bandg Helen Harper, themeg Joyce Beckhart, decorationsg Donna Norton, publicityg Nancy
GENO PRODUCTS - Congratulations Grads.
WEETHEART IIA UE
The Sweetheart Dance was spon-
sored by the GAA and the FFA. The
FFA candidates for king were: Larry
Scott, Harry McClure, Dick Warner,
Gerald Gillespie. The GAA candidates
for queen were: Gwendolyn Gillespie,
Carole Blacker, Nancy Hawbaker,
JoAnn Noecker. The voting was done
by dropping pennies into the box of
the desired candidates. Each penny
counted one vote.
CLeftJ The queen and king of the 1953 sweet-
heart dance- -JoAnn Noecker and Dick Warner.
CBelowJ Shown voting for their candidates
are: -Judy Burnside, Don Trimble, and
The Junior Class entertained the
1953 Seniors, the board members
and wives, and faculty at the annual
Junior-Senior Prom on May 15.
The theme was "Heaven and Hades".
The luscious meal was served by
Sophomore girls dressed as angles
and Sophomore boys dressed as
devils. Helen Morfey sang "Ro-
mance" followed later by John
Howard's "Smilin' Through". Then
came the clever hatchet oration
given by Carolyn Smith of the
Senior Class and Steve Burnside of
the Junior Class. Following a local
mens' quartet, came a skit entitled
"Once on a Dark and Stormy Night".
At the dance, the Juniors and
Seniors had to either enter into
Heaven or Hades. In Hades they
were welcomed by the "Devil"
while in Heaven they were greeted
by "St, Peter". After dancing for
a couple of hours to the music of
Joe Berns and his orchestra, the
names of a king and queen were
drawn from the Senior Class. King
Adam was Richard Leach and Queen
Eve was Juanita Woodall. A high
school quartet sang "You Can't Get
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The Sages defended their l95l Co-Championship
Title of the Okaw Valley with six lettermen returning
to the squad, Their record started with three straight
victories, but encountering injuries, the team won only
two of the last six games.
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Coaches: Wally Gregory, athletic director, Bill Brady, varsity, Don Wilt, reserves. Back row: Harry Mc-
Clure, Don Cafin, Ronald Dean, Bob Barbour, John Hawbaker, Allan McCabe, Norman Oakley, Hubert Wrench,
Kenneth Smith, Lee Roberts, Roger Kallembach, Dale Leach, Bud Fair, Gerald Day, Jerry Downey. Third row:
Rex Heacock, Don Dubson, Tom Branch, Dick Branch, Larry Rogers, Richard Hubbartt, Carl Buckley, Jack
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Comm ng Gayle Day. Dick Warner. Wayne Rinehart, Jerry Morgan. Norman Smith. Second row: Vernon
Biker keith Buchanan, Steve Burnside, John Claxton, Dean Doss, Wayne Alexander, Jack Schmidel, Bob
Si n L ri ild Gillespie, Wydcll Secrist, Chris Koss. Front row: Noel Pike, Larry McClure, Gary Barnes, Mike
llcici x Syl D smirk Xlin 'Vlincr Don Rex Kenny Heiin Dick Leach Jim Walden Larry LeCrone
Ends: Keith Buchanan, Larry Rogers, Gary Barnes, Dick Leach, Gayle Day, Steve Burnside
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Gerald Gillespie, Larry LeCrone, Jim Walden, Larry McClure, Noel Pike
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Linemen: Mike Henebry, Syd Dresback, John Claxton, Alan Miner, Dean Doss, Don Rex, Kenny Hearn.
Varsity Reserves: Back row: Jack Cummings, Tom Branch, Dick Branch, Carl Buckley, Dick Hubbartt, Dick
Warner. Second row: John McFeeters, manager, Bob Sain, Vernon Baker, Wayne Alexander, Wydell Secrist,
Jack Schmidel, Roger Lilly, manager. First row: Chris Koss, Jerry Morgan.
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Buck row: L00 Rrtlicwt., John llfiwhaikvr. Norinzin Oakley, Hiilioit Wrench, Ronald Dvzin, Roger Killcnilin
W'tiync lliiit-li:ii't, Stwond row: Gvrzild Dziy, Allen McCabe. Bob Biirlnour, Kenneth Sniith, Bud Fair, Dilt Lt wh
on Czilin, First row: llzirry lVlCClLl1'l', Rex Hvucock. Noixly Smith, Jerry Downey. Don Dobson.
The freshman-sophomore football team enjoyed
a very fine season this your winning three, losing
one, and tying one. There were between eighteen
and twenty boys at the piuictit-os. Couch Wilt was
the freshman-sophomore coach and eonccritixltvd
mostly on the funflamctntals of the gains-. Most of
these boys will move up to tho varsity sqiiiicl and
will be playing inoro tho nvxt if-w yours,
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manager. Front row: Coach Wilt. Dean Doss, Jim Mooney, Jerry Morgan, Larry LeCronc, Gerald Day, manager
H152-533A KETRALL VARSITY
The M,H.S. 1952-53 Basketball Season turned out
well despite the fact that the squad as a whole was
lacking experience at the start of the season. Head
Coach. Don Wilt. in his first year at Monticello, got
the lwst out ot' the boys in bringing them through
to a 13-14 win and lose record.
The high point of the season was the Okaw
Tournament in which the Sages placed second. They
also lied for third place in the Okaw Conference race.
In the Regional tournament. the Sages came as
close to defeating Deland-VVeldon as any team did
until they were topped by Danville Schlarman in the
Monticello ,- .-- 43 Unity .,,., ,c 51
55 Lovington -, .. 38
53 Mansfield ,H . . 59
55 Bement .. . 54
47 Tuscola ,- .- 49
48 Lincoln . H T0
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Back row: Gayle Day, Syd Dresback, Dale Huisinga, Larry Rogers, Dick Hubbartt and Coach Bill Brady Front
row: Dick Warner, Don Summers, Don Dubson, Ron Dean, Jim Walden and Harry McClure.
RE ERVES in
The Monticello reserves, coached by Coach Bill
Brady, won eight games and lost twelve last season.
This was Mr. Brady's first year as coach of the reserve
team. This team got off to a good start, winning three
out of their first five games, then they hit a losing
streak. After they snapped out of this, they played
better ball for the rest of the season. They had a lot
of exciting ball games, winning some in the last few
minutes and losing a few the same way. The players
and their positions were: Don Summers, Don Dubson,
Larry Rogers, Ronald Dean, and Gayle Day, fowardsg
Jim Cafin, Harry McClure, Jim Walden, Jim Mooney,
Dick Warner, and Kenneth George, guardsg Sydney
Dresback, Dick Hubbartt, and Dale Huisinga alternated
at center. These boys have a lot of height and scrap.
Also, they will be fighting for a varsity berth next year.
The tabulation of scores:
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Back row: Hubert Wrench, Ronald Dean, Wayne Rinehart, Don Dubson, Roger Kallembaeh. Second row: Jim
Walden, Don Summers, Larry Scott, Harry McClure, ,Jerry Davis, David Alexander. Front row: Charles Baird
Rex Heacock, Gerald Day, Dale Leach, Johnny Davidsson, Bob Barbour.
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The Freshmen and Sophomores did not play
together much this year. The Freshmen had a
schedule of their own and the Sophomores played
with the Varsity and Reserves.
There were twelve freshmen boys and six
sophomores out for basketball. The freshmen had
a 7-3 record. Together the freshmen and sophomores
had 1-1 record.
The freshmen and sophomores entered a tourna-
ment at Cerro Gordo. They won second place in
the tournment being defeated by Bement in the
The tabulation of scores for the freshmen were:
Monticello .,..... 46 Bement .......... 19
30 Villa Grove ---.-- 38
32 Farmer City ..... 25
54 Bement .......... 19
31 Farmer City ..... 43
33 Villa Grove ...... 32
51 West Unity ...... 44
37 Atwood ..... --- 29
31 Atwood .... --- 27
44 East Unity ....... 45
Although not always being on the winning side
when the game ended, they boys were spirited and
wililigg to keep fighting until the game was officially
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eCrone, Russell Floyd, Kenneth Smith, Rex Heacock,
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Mrs Barbara Cook Advlsor Patty Record Writer Ann McCartney
Cseatedb Copy Editor Joyce Beckhart Make up Editor Judie Burn
side Layout Editor Gary Barnes Writer Sue Shonkwxler Writer
Shirley Timmons Cseatedb Editor in Chief Miriam Briggs Writer
Nancy Hawbaker Assistant Editor Dick Tabor Writer Jim Mooney
A61 Edltor Joe Rice Artist CNorman Smith Staff Cartoonist was
Contemplating one of their many sales projects are Carolyn Smith
Cseatedb, Sales Managerg Carolyn Dresback, Assistant Business
Managerg Dean Doss, Business Managerg Madolyn Chalk and Doris
Sago, Co-advertising Managersg Dick Hodges and Miriam Briggs,
Assistant Sales Managers.
General Staff Members Front row
Marllyn Lubbers Margaret West Dorxs
Hanehne Jane Lyons Sara W11l1am
son Patty We1scope Back row Lar
ry Rogers Don Tr1mble J1m Bennett
The Annual Staff one of the bus1est
student groups 1n M H S havlng
completed th1s publlcatxon can relax
for a short txme
To make the publ1cat1on possxble
everyone had to work 1n unlson hke
the parts of a b1g mach1ne On the
Ed1tor1al Staff many hands labored
dxhgently to meet the scheduled dead
Meetmg deadllnes IS not all 1n pub
hshmg an Annual Had lt not been
for the clever money maklng schemes
organxzed by the Buslness Staff the
mach1ne would not have been properly
balanced Some of the 1d8aS to brmg
1n money and carrled out successfully
were leanxn corn sellm ennants
General Staff Members Front row Bette Self Sheha
Parker Merna Moefleld Peggy Nolan Carolyn Lubbers
Donna Norton Back row Norman Smlth CStaff Car
toomstb Steve Burnslde V1rg1n1a Anderson R1chard
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sweatsh1rts Chrxstmas wrappxngs and
candy Advert1s1ng space was sold to
local merchants In February the
Annual subscr1pt1ons dr1ve was held
Under the superv1s1on of Mrs Barbara
Cook advlsor the 1952 53 MEMORIES
staff succeeded 1n accomphshmg the1r
Annual staff members Nancy Mr McElroy purchases h1s annual from sales
Hawbaker Judle Burnslde Caro women Donna Norton and Peggy Nolan
lyn Dresback Sally Partrck and
Joyce Beckhart are busy check
mg and f1l1ng annual subscr1p
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Back row: B. Tarter, D. Burton, D. Higgins, D. Campbell, V. Boyd, K. Buchanan, M. Doty,
K. Palmer, J. Wittig, H. Alexander, N. Mitchell, B. Dickerson. Middle row: W. Ammann
C. Peterson, N. Heckman, N. Beebe, M. Hubbard, A. Clifton, M. Smith, D. Erwin, L. Smith
J. Turner, A. Liggett. Front row: D. Scroggins, V. Anderson, S. Parker, M. Moefield, H.
Secrist, A. Parton, J. Larson, S. Robinson, B. Trimble, B. Valentine, J. VanVleet.
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Homemakers of America selected their
officers. Mrs. Bethel Secrist was
named Chapter Mother for '53.
As the first club project, the F.H.A.
girls celebrated United Nations Day.
The girls served special dinners of
foreign foods Swedish Chinese Ha
wanan and many others If possible
the girls tried to work in foreign
costumes and decorations A skit and
a slide mov1e on the United Nations
ended the gala celebration
For their first community progect
in December the girls went Christmas
caroling The caroling ended at the
high school where they had a taffy
In May the home economics depart
ment put on a fashion show and skit
for the PTA
Something new was added to the
club this year the girls made a study
of special careers In this study the
girls attended demonstrations on cook
ing saw a film on Home Economic
Careers and a guest speaker talked
to the chapter on Home Economics
and Homes of Tomorrow
The school proJect of the chapter
was a special recreation program for
students during the noon hour on
Tuesdays and Thursdays The chapter
0F AM RICA
Studlng their F H A emblem are
the officers and advisor Back row
bought a phonograph and records
M a r g a r e t VanVleet Historian
Helen Harper Song Leader Jane
Lyon Parllamentarian S h 1 r 1 e y
Sain Recreation Chairman Patty
Record Degree Chairman Gwen
Gillespie Treasurer Front row
Mrs Anita Fielder Advlsor JoAnn
Noecker Vice Presiednt Marilyn
A 1 e x a n d e r President Miriam
In the home ec kitchen Juanita
Woodall Mrs Anita Fielder Jo
Ann Noecker Shirley Sprague
and Sue Alexander are discussing
and working on a scrapbook of
career studies which is a FHA
oject This progect took s1xth
1n state competition
At the annual home ec style show
given for PTA in May the FHA
girls also held thelr installation f
1953 54 officers Mrs Anita Fielder
advisor watches as retlring recreation
chairman Ann McCartney takes her
seat in the semi circle of past and pre
sent officers Miriam Briggs Jane Lyon
Cora White Barbara Valent1ne Mari
lyn Alexander Joyce Beckhart Doris
Sago Shirley Sain Margaret Van
Vleet Gwen Gillespie and JoAnn
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FFA Old Members Back row Donald Sprmkle Rxchard Beals Carl Buckley Terry Cresap Gayle
Day Dale Hulsmga Bob Scott Jack Cummmgs Dxck Branch Chrls Koss Ed Hettmger John Haw
baker Harry McClure Paul Nlles Larry LeCrone Paul Mace
Green Hands Back row Robert Eubanks Dareld Burke Lee Roberts B111 Huxhold Jerry Davls
B111 Alexander Larry Scott Harvey Snell Front row Larry Morenz Elvm Burton Darrell Het
txnger J1m MOYFIS Corwm Madden Joe Chalk
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ten most outstanding in FFA Gerald Gillespie Second Vice President Larry Rogers
Back row Dick Warner Larry Reporter Don Rex Sergeant of Arms Jim Bennett
LeCrone Don Rex Larry Rogers Treasurer Mr Joe Smith Advisor Larry McClure Presi
Jack Miner Gerald Gillespie dent Cseatedj Dlck Warner Secretary Cseatedb
Front row Larry McClure Jim
Bennett Bob Scott Dale Huis
Bumper Crop Reported
Several activities have been undertaken by the F FA this year The first activity this year was the state
Judging contest ln June 1952 Those who part1c1pated were Jim Bennett Dick Branch Tom Branch Chris
Koss Larry McClure and Larry Rogers
CAnother activity was the state FFA convention which was attended by Jim Bennett and Larry
Later in the summer came the Vocational Agricultural Section show at Decatur This is a show in which
the boys show their projects Among those who participated were Tom Branch John Hawbaker Gayle Day
Dale Huisinga and Larry Rogers
Leadership Trainmg School was held at Allerton Center This was one of the many highlights in the
F F A program since Monticello was host
The FFA added something new this year in the way of safety They had a special meeting for all
the corn picker operators in this area
Other activities pursued by the orgamzation were the FFA and GAA combined meeting discussing
teen-age problems' the boys put into practice a study of soil at the land judging contest at Maroa' the boys
were the hosts to the section by having the Grain and Poultry Show' the boys decided to invest in farm
machinery and make an educational study of it by repairing the machines' again the F.F.A. and G.A.A.
combined to elect a King and Queen at the annual Sweetheart Coke Dance' a picked group was entered
in the Parlimentary Procedure Contest at Niantic' Honors Day came to the F.F.A.. Letters and ribbons
won by the members of the F.F.A. were distributed then.
F.F.A. members, supervised by advisor, overhaul old machinery for re-sale.
Best Wishes from EAST END TAVERN.
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Fourth row: Nancy Tarter, Marilyn Smith, Virginia Anderson, Roberta Benjamin, Peggy Hilgendorf, Bar-
bara Benson, Carole Peterson, Carolyn Phillips, Sue Williams, Carolyn Dresback, Ann McCartney, Ruth
McFeeters, Joyce Geoggle, Doris Erwin, Barbara Henson, Nancy Heath. Third row: Helen Harper, Sue
Shonkwiler, Myrna Moefield, Shirley Sprague, JoAnn Noecker, Linda Varner, Mary Kay Sumner, Marilyn
Lubbers, Shirley Donaldson, Beverly Summers, Anna Liggett, Carolyn Lubbers, Janis Dye, Barbara Dub-
G.A.A. Officers: Back row, Shirley Sprague,
Senior Representative, Nancy Heath, Junior Repre-
sentative, Barbara Benson, Sophomore Representa-
tive, Kay Buchanan, Freshman Representative,
Nancy Hawbaker, Social Chairman, Judie Burnside,
Social Chairman, Miss Gwen Elder, Advisor, Ruth
McFeeters, Representative for East Bay Camp, Judy
1 Bruhn, Reporter and Manager of the Scrapbook.
5 7, Front row: Peggy Hilgendorf, Norma Sumner,
-4' ,V Sports Chairman, Jane Lyon, Treasurer, Sue
' A Shonkwiler, Secretary, Shirley Sain, Vice-President,
Marilyn Alexander, President and Representative for
East Bay Camp.
son. Second row: Pearl Darsham, Shirley Waldman, Carol Ragle, Doris Sago, Sara Williamson, Norma
Sumner, Marilyn Cafin, Carolyn Cafin, Helen Alexander, Donna Norton, Jane Lyon, Joyce Beckhart, Nancy
Hawbaker, Ruth Sumner. Front row: Nancy Donaldson, Charlotte Chaney, Arlene Parton, Barbara Valen-
tine, Judy Larson, Sharon Robinson, Barbara Trimble, Judy Bruhn, Shirley Sain, Juanita Woodall, Peggy
Hettinger, Elaine Clapp, Sue Alexander, Judie Burnside.
'inn Innings ni Play:
The Monticello High School Girls' Athletic Association members met every Monday and Wednesday
after school to participate in athletic activities such as soccer, speedball, swimming, basketball, and baseball.
Some of the members attended the annual G.A.A. Play Day in the spring and four delegates went to
the Basketball, Stunts, Tumbling, and Cheerleading Clinic at Illinois State Normal University.
Special activities this year were a slumber party in the gym, chaperoned by Miss Gwen Elder, advisor,
and Mrs. Barbara Cook, teacher' and both a formal and informal initation G.AA
, . . . sponsored several coke
dances following the football and basketball games. In the spring, the annual G.A.A. Spring Reversal Dance
was held in the high school auditorium.
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AUDIT 0E EVE TSZE
At the beginning of the year it was voted by the
members to continue the organization's project, the
publication of the school paper, SAGE TALK.
JoAnn Padgett and Mona Secrist Peck were named
co-editors. Mrs. Gertrude Clapper, new commer-
cial teacher, was advisor.
During the course of the year the organization
won first prize in the organization division of floats
for the homecoming parade, four delegates and Mrs.
Clapper attended the Illinois State High School
Press Association convention at the University of
Illinois: and the officers and advisor also received
the honor of oin to the Illinois State F.B.L.A.
convention in Springfield.
Gathered around the desk are the F.B.L.A. officers.
Seated: JoAnn Noecker, Secretary, JoAnn Pad-
gett, President. Standing: Mrs. Gertrude Clapper,
Advisor, Gary Barnes, Treasurer, Dean Doss,
First Vice-President, Helen Harper, Second Vice-
President, Helen Morfey, Song Leader.
Back row, J. Schmidel, J. Bennett, S. Dresback, L. Rogers, G. Gillespie, K. Buchanan, R. Mackey, R. Beals,
R. Scott, F. Doty, J. Twist, K. Hearn, D. Mace V. Baker, R. Hodges, J. Leischner. Third row: J. Geoggle, D.
York, E. Benson, D. Dickerson, M. Brown, F. M. Cook, R. Tabor, J. McFeeters, N, Pike, R. Leach, E. Wrench,
L. M Cl R. Lindsley, W. Secrist, T. Branch. Second row: Chambers, M. Alexander, O. Allison,
L. Brian, P. Sebens, P. Nolan, M. Heckman, M. VanVleet, S. Williams, A. McCartney, M. Briggs, S. Meece,
S Catlin, M. Chalk, P. Mitchell, C. Strohl, M. West. Front row: M. S. Peck, M. Smith, H. Morfey, M.
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Cook, S. Timmons, J. Norfleet, S. Sain, S. Sprague, P. Record, C. Smith, R. McFeeters, C. Rag e, . eat
The SAGE TALK Staff gathered in the office to have their pictures taken. Gathering around the table
are Madolyn Chalk, reporter, Sue Williams, feature writerg Helen Harper, reporter, Gary Barnes, reporter,
Nancy Heath, feature writer, Shirlee Catlin, reporter. At the typewriter are JoAnn Noecker, reporter,
and Joan Norfleet, reporter. In the background are Helen Morfey, feature writer, Shirley Meece, re-
porter, Miriam Briggs, feature writer, Ruth McFeeters, reporterg Carolyn Smith, feature writer, Ann Mc-
Cartney, reporterg Shirley Timmons, reporter, Patty Record, reporter, Mona S. Peck, Co-editor, Richard
Lindsley, reporter, JoAnn Padgett, Co-editor, Eugene Wrench, reporter, Tom Branch, reporter, and Advisor,
Mrs. Gertrude Clapper.
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Back row: D. Doss, R. Valentine, J. Schmidel, J. Claxton, R. Mitchell, R. Lindsley, J. Dove, R. Lilly R
Hettinger, K. Buchanan, J. Morgan. Third row: J. Miner, J. Bennett, E. Wrench, R. Mackey, F, Doty, D
Liestman, R. Woodall, J. Smith, N. Pike, L. LeCrone. Second row: L. McClure, L. Rogers, C. Wrench, G
Day, D. Huisinga, G. Barnes, C. Buckley, S. Dresback, J. Rice. Front row: M. Briggs, H. Morfey, A. Mc-
Cartney, N. Hawbaker, J. Noecker, S. Sprague, H. Harper. J. Burnside, J. Beckhart.
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Mike Henebry, Larry McClure, and Dean Doss explain time "finer workings" of
the movie projector to group. Mr. Robert Glenn is advisor of the Visual Aids
Group whose duty it is to operate all visual and audio equipment which is used
in the school. This group is a part of a state-wide organization.
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members active in acting and theatrical production.
Above are the group of students who made up the
local chapter last fall: Cback row! Dean Doss, John
Claxton, Carl Wrench, John McFeeters: Cfront rowj
JoAnn Noecker, JoAnn Pedgett, Carolyn Smith,
This spring those students pictured above qualified
as new members in the organization: Cback rowb
Dick Hodges, Steve Burnside, Larry Rogers, Gary
Barnes, Sid Dresback, Wydell Secristg Cfront rowl
Miss Mildred Fleming Cadvisorl, Ann McCartney,
Mona S. Peck, Carolyn Cafin, Nancy Hawbaker,
SPEECH PARTICIPA TS
ml, Mrs. Ruby Crider Ccoachl, Carolyn
ith, Shirley Timmons Cnegative teaml.
the first time in many years, Monticello These three students were David Alexander Corationl, Caro-
School this year had an organized de- individual entries in district lyn Cafin Cserious readingl,
gquadt The two teamg pictured above and sectional contest: Carl Steve Burnside Qoriginal mono-
to the Sectional Speech Contest. Wrench Coriginal oratory, logueb all were in district contest.
Cafin, John McFeeters Caffirmative first I in Stateg extemp.
speaking, third in Stateb'
Nancy Hawbaker Cverse
radio scriptlg Judy Burn:
side Chumorous readingj.
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Drum Major Maj01'eft95
For the f1rst txme 1n th1rteen years the Montlcello Hlgh School Band has recelved a superxor ratlng 1n
class B 1n the state' Ind1v1dual state wmners were Joe Rxce clarmet solo lst Carolyn Smlth flute solo
2nd D1ck Perry tuba solo 2nd Ensemble w1nners were clar1net quartet 2nd brass sextet 2nd flute
Shows were put on by the Marchmg Band at the half tlmes of the football games th1s fall The Marchmg
Band went to Normal Un1vers1ty where a marchmg contest was held Two f1rsts were won by the Band
and they were for The Best Marchmg Band m classes A and B and The Best All Around Band 1n class
The Band part1c1pated 1n the Platt County Mus1c Fest1val held at Bement Montxcello had the honor of
playmg host to 24 schools and approx1mately 2000 persons at the H1gh School Dlstrlct contest m March
In May the con ert band combmed w1th the Umt grade band grade school choruses and the h1gh school
chorus to present the annual spr1ng concert The Marchmg Band preformed 1n the Armlstlce Day parade
and the Memor1al Day parade
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Second row: Harlan Strohl, Joe Ed Dove, Tom Branch, Larry Bartram, Dick Hodges. Front row:
Day, John Howard, Dick Perry, Ronald Howard, Dean Doss, Mr. Vere Wolf.
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Top row: Marilyn Campbell, Verna Boyd, Marjorie Mclntyre, Cora White, Delores Dickerson, Ruth Mc-
Feeters, Ruth Hansen, Madolyn Chalk, Wanda Ammann, Doris Scroggins, Kay Buchanan. Third row:
Virginia Madden, Oma Allison, Nancy Hawbaker, Shirley Meece, Miriam Briggs, Carolyn Dresb-ack, Sally
Patrick, Gwendolyn Gillespie. Second row: Alberta White, Joan Norfleet, Helen Harper, Corrine Strohl,
Darlene Bennett, Pat Record, Shirley Sain, Carolyn Smith, Hazel Secrist. Front row: Joanne Wittig, Shirlee
Catlin, Barbara Valentine, Bette Self, Nancy Heath, Janis Dye, Carolyn Lubbers, Marilyn Lubbers, Sue
The chorus dnected by Mr Vere Wolf had
about 60 members th1s yea1 It met durmg the
s1xth per1od whlch agam th1s year lS rotated
between full band and full chorus
The chorus took part 111 many Vafled 3CtlVll1eS
On December 5 lt Jomed efforts vu1th the Bands
and the other choruses for the P1att County MUSIC
Fest1Val Wh1Ch was held at Bement Once aga1n
1t took an 3Ct1V6 part 1n the Yulet1de 3Ct1V1tl9S
Part of the chorus sang for the PTA Chr1stmas
progzam and spec1al groups helped the speech
classes w1th the schools Chrlstmas assembly
The whole chorus along Wlth several ensembles
and sololsts went to the contest The ensembles
formed durlng the year 1ncluded The Wester
nettes The G1rls Octet The Beautyshop Quar
tet The Boys Octet The Mlxed Ensemble The
Boys Glee Club and The G1rls Glee Club
In May the chorus glOUpS Jomed the Band 1n an
The Westernettes Darlene Bennett Sally Pat
Dye CJoyce Beckhart was absentb
G1rls Glee Club Back row Verna Boyd Cora
Wh1te Ruth McFeeters Dor1s Scroggms Kay
Buchanan Second row Helen Morfey Al
berta Wh1te Joan Norfleet Corr1ne Strohl
Delores Dlckerson Wanda Ammann MarJor1e
McIntyre Helen Harper Front row Oma Al
l1son Betty Self Barbara Valent1ne Ruth Han
sen Nancy Hawbaker Sh1rley Sa1n Hazll
Sec 1St Gwendolyn G1l1esp1e
G1rls Octette Sh1rley Txmmons Joan Nor
fleet Nancy Heath Madolyn Chalk, Mona
Secr1st Peck Patty Record Carolyn Sm1th
Boys' Octette Ron Howard, Dlck Perry, Don M1xed Ensemble Helen Morfey, Helen Harper
Tumble, Gayle Day, D1ck Hodges, Gary Barnes, Mlrlam Br1ggs, Sh1rley Meece, Joe RICE, Wy
R1chard Leach, Wydell Secr1st dell Secr1st, Nancy Hawbaker, John Howard
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Back Row Chuck Patrrck Dawrd Alexander Roger Kallembaek Irene York Edrth York Jerry Vlorgan Jrm
Mooney Joe Chalk Larry Moren7 Center Row Pegffy Nolan Helen Harper Nancy Hawbaker Effre Srnrth
Sue Shonkwller Dorrs Seroggrns Nancy Tarter Front Rott Ray Valentrne Svd Dresbick Fred Dotv
Wayne Alexander Dwarne Merrrman Jack 'Vlrne1 Bol Sarn
llMAllY REl'0ll'l' FIHIM THE Ctlll EIL
The Student Counerl started the year off bv electrng therr offrcer Mona Secrrst presrdent Srdnex
Dresba k vrce presrdent Peggy Nolan seeretary and Edrth York treasurer
The Student Coumrls brg actrxrtx of the year was Horneeomrng Comrnrttees xx ere rppornted from
rng commrttees were Ja k 'Vlrner Jerry Morgan Bob Sam Rn Vrlentrne N ncy Havtbaker Jrm Nloonev
Charles Patrrek Peggy Nolan Edrth York
The fathers of the fogtball players were honored at one of the football grn es and the same xx rs done for
the mothers of the basketball players durrng basketball season
Two delegates from Montrcello Hreh School were sent to the Annual Student Counerl Conxentron held
at Chrcago thrs sprrng
Among rts other actrvrtres the Student Councrl sponsored the specral assemhly programs
Advrsers this year were Mr J K Felts Mrss Kathyrn Rvan and Mrs Anrta Frelder
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JOE RICE HELEN MORFEY CARL WRENCH
CAROLEVN SMITH CARS? WRENCH JOHN M FEETER
PECIAL H0 lllt WINNER
Traditionally, one morning in May is set aside each year as Honors' Day. Special recognition and awards
are given to individuals for outstanding achievement in given fields of endeavor. At this event, all eighth
graders from Whte Heath, Cisco and Monticello elementary schools are guests.
Besides the special awards for outstanding achievements, badges, certificates, medals, and prizes earned
during the year by individual students are presented.
Nancy Hawbaker, Foreign Language Award, Joe Larry LeCrone, Athletic Award, Larry McClure,
Rice, Special Band Award, Carolyn Smith, Band Ag Award, Gary Barnes, Math Award, John
Award, Girls' Dramatic Award, Speech Award, McFeeters, Boys' Citizenship Award, Boys' Dra-
Norman Smith, Art Award. matic Award.
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JoAnn Padgett, Commercial Award, Jack Schmi- Mike Henebry, Science Award, Shirley Timmons,
del, Industrial Arts Award, JoAnn Noecker, Girls' Citizenship Award, Marilyn Alexander,
Home Ec Award. Girls' Athletic Awardg Carl Wrench, Social
D.A.R. AWARD WINNER
S.A.R. AWARD WINNER
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WILLIAM E BAIRD
Superlntendent of Umt 25
MRS. MAXINE RILEY
Thls IS the school board as seen at an mformal moment durmg a monthly
meetlng Left around the table are Lyle McFeeters Faye LeCrone Dale
Alexander Qsecretaryh Max N Pxke Cpres1dentD Francxs Lynch Reuben
Anderson, and Kenneth Rudlslll
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Parents, teachers, and students at a regular P.T.A. meeting.
Eatmg at the PT A Homecommg D1nner
Resume Ili Events
Thxs year the MOHt1CE11O PTA
began the1r successful year by spon
sorlng the annual Homecommg
Dmner 1n the cafeterla before the
football game At Chrlstmas tune
the PTA sponsored a pubhc dance
1n the gym In February Del
G1lbert and h1S orchestra played
at the Slave Auct1on Between the
sellmg of local persons t1me to do
Jobs such as washmg wmdows baby
sxttlng haulmg cans and makmg
cakes the crowd danced
Left around the executlve table are the offlcers for th1s year Walter W11113mS presxdent Mrs
Irv1n Beckhart cha1rman of fmance comm1ttee Mrs Dale Secr1st membe shxp cha1rman
Mrs B E Morgan lst V1C6pI'6S1d6Ilt Mr W P McElroy ex Off1C1O member Mr L W
Gregory treasurer Mrs Howard Doss pubhclty cha1rman Mrs Lester Buchanan secretary
Mrs Lyle McFeeters 2nd VICE presldent
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The cooks shown handmg over the dessert are Mrs Randolph Hayes and Mrs Guy Burns
Harry Ashby Wayne Meece Erme Summers Lee Scott
Bus Dr1vers Otto Meyer Edward Allen Henry Prahl Harvey Jenkms Roy Hacker John
Doss Robert Zxmmerman Brad Bowdre
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Cresop s Store
E S Nichols
Mr ond Mrs Herbert Kolser
Peterson s Grocery
Moye s Beouty Solon
Joe Cholk VonHom Deoler
Vonotes Service Stotlon, Cusco
ROTHWAY CORN BELT
CAMP CREEK DUCK FARM
TENDER nEL1C1oUs FLAVOR
Sue nufltallx Lmform
Less Fat less VVaste
Best VV1shes and Happmess
Sheruff ond Mrs Joson Rxpperdon
Class of 53
Everythmg for the Musxcxan
INSTRUMENTS The Worlds Fmet
KING Bubscher LeBlanc
New and Rebuxlt
REPAIR Rebu1ld1ng Replatmg
MUSIC All Pubhsher
SCHOOL MUSIC SERVICE
B B Wyman, Manager
101 E Green St Champalgn, Ill
Where the teenagers
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WI LEAVER Insurance of All Kinds
Towing Service - Road Service
R. R. O'De11 C. W. Barnes
E. D. Lyon Monticello, I11
It Pays To Buy Your Foods At
O E H M K ES
Where Friends Meet to Eat
STROHL C1 SCHREIBER INC
Insist On Genuine I H C Repairs
Good Equipment Makes
A Good Farmer Better
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I-IAI NES MOTOR SERVICE
Auto Repair- -Electric and acetylene
Welding - accessories
Ch1cago Motor Club
24 hour wreckage serv1ce
Hardware Apphances Plumbmg 8.1 Heatmg
Bu11d1ng Supphes Contractmg
We Serve to Serve Agam
M0 TICELL0 GRAIN no
MONTICELLO GRAIN COMPANY
Our Prof1ts your D1V1d6HdS
Phone 2163 Montlcello 111
When you Th1nk of Bankmg Th1nk of the Natlonal Flrst
Congratulatlons and Best Wlshes to the Class of 1953
NATIONAL BANK OF MONTICELLO
Member of the Federal DEPOSIT Insurance Corporat1on
and Federal Reserve System
J R HEATH G SON
Phone 3276 Mont1ce11o I11
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FIRST STATE BANK
1S our Buslness
Member F D I C
C L Bollenbach and O L C11ne
BURGESS 6' CLINE
Insurance A11 K1nds
Donn Platt Representatlve
Congratulatmns to the Grads
314 S Charter
"FROM A FRIEND
LEIPER FURNITURE STORE
Co pl ments of
KAP CHEVROLET COMPANY
Sales and SSFVICQ
Phone 4466 Monticello, Illinois
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The Best m Motlon Plcture Entertamment Western Electrlc Sound
Cry Room Au' Cond1t1oned
105 S State
Get W1ser and Shop w1th E1sner
EISN ER FOOD STORE
Dollar for dollar you can t beat a Pontlac
CARL S. REED Insuronce Agency
Insurance to meet your needs
Dighton Bldg. - West Side Square
V I OB I N
MARY CADE'S BEAUTY
AND DRESS SHOP
Women s Clothing
All Beauty Services
107 W Mam Monticello II1
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' ' Massey Harris Oldsmobile
New Idea G M C
Sales and Service
U. S. Highway 47 Monticello, Illinois
MONTICELLO LUMBER CO
Lumber and Building Materials
Everything to Build Anything
Telephone 2183 404 West Main Street
THE WILKINSON COMPANY
DOTY JEWELERS Incorporated
Watches and Diamonds
South Side of Square
Wm S Armsworth Prop
Hardware Stoves Paints Water Systems
G E and Philco Radios Refrigerators
Electric Appliances and Supplies
Telephone 48 Cisco Illinois
J B RINEHART AGENCY
Farm Land City Property
J B Rmehart Realtor Ralph Bear Broker
Res phone 7321 Res phone 3471
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Servmg the Farmmg Needs of th1S D1str1ct for over 45 years
MCINNES FLOWER SHOP
East S1de of Square
Corsages Wreaths Bouquets
Monticello mmm cLooFELTER's RESTURANT
Montlcello I111no1s 101 South State
North Slde Square
Look Your Best Always
4 Hour Emergency SGIVICC
200 S Market Street
Phone 5866 315 17 West Mam Street
McCorm1ck Deermg Tractors and Machmes
H I LL MOTOR SALES
Authorlzed Dealer In
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BEMENT LOCKER PLANT
Phone 126 Bement
SERVICE MACHINE SHOP
H W HEACOCK 4171
E E HUBBARD G SON
MODt1C6llO I1l1no1s Phone 5771
GAM B L ES
Apphances Hardware Toys Auto Supphes
Palnts General Merchandlse
Phone 17 Crsco Ill
Gra1n Coal Feeds Marathon
DAVIDSON SERVICE STATION
Deep Rock Products U S T1res
Phone 5671 MOHt1CE11O Ill1no1s
PIATT COUNTY REPUBLICAN
Phone 7171 Mont1cello 111111015
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