Morrisonville High School - Crest Yearbook (Morrisonville, IL)
- Class of 1950
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Text from Pages 1 - 112 of the 1950 volume:
THE SENIOR CLASS
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Editor Marian Smith
Assistant Editor Joan Engelhart
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We, the seniors of 1950
wish to express our
to Miss Sleevar,
for the many
hours which she
spent with us, her
guidance and help. May
this book stand as a symbol
for our deep regard for her.
MORRISONVILLE , ILLINOIS
Ray Hudson, Carl Fesser, Marian Stanley, Harold Dey, Lowell Franklin
William Phelps, Lawrence Todt, James C. Graham.
James C . Graham
Betty Ie an Stephens
DEAN H. BALL
B. Mus ic Educ ., Sherwood
Music S c h o ol . DePaul Uni-
versity, School of Music, Chi-
GLADYS M. AULL
B. Ed., Illinois State Normal
University. Eastern Illinois
State Teachers College. Uni-
versity of Florida, University
of North Carolina
BILL M. BULLARD
B . S .in Agriculture, Oklahoma
A. 8: M. C ol le g e, Stillwater,
B. Ed. Western Illinois State
Teachers College, Macomb,
EARL w. CARR
Math. and Social Science
B. S., Union University, .Tack-
son, Tennessee, M. S. Iowa
State C o l le g e, University of
Illinois, Columbia University,
MARGARET L. HEWITT
B. A., Illinois Wesleyan Uni-
versity, Bloomington, Illinois
LYLE J. HENRICK
M. S., B. Ed., Western Illinois
State Teachers College, Mil-
waukee Vocational School,Il1.
Instit. of Technology
BERNICE D. ROBINSON
B. A., Jamestown College,
Jamestown, North Dakota.
JAMES E. SMITH
Coach, P.E. 8: Soc. Science
B. S. in Educ., Iola, Kansas
Jr. College, Southern Illinois
B. Ed., Illinois State Normal
University, University of Col-
orado, Columbia University,
"And gladly wolde he lerne,
and gladly teche."
LOREN ARKEBAUER ROY BACON
He plays in the band and He always has a ready
sings too smile,
Come on Loren we're Never one who uses
rooting for you. guile.
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ALICE .TUNE BEATY
A girl who is short and
As you all know she's
hard to beat.
Nice clothes, pe r s on -
ality, and a trusting
We're sure this girl will
reach her goal.
In class he's oh so shy,
His wavey hair is good
for the eye.
They call him Herbie,
Bob, or Snow:
A guy who's spirits are
He's liked by everyone,
His heart a senior girl
A little fellow with not
much to say,
Some call him Buttons,
and some call him
In girls sports she can't
She has the ability and
A boy who has many
He must have had fun in
his senior year.
He never looks at girls,
know why? .
Maureen's the apple of
To Taylorville she does
To see alittle boy named
This girl came from
We're sure she had a
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trldes ' WaVJ'h .
FRANK HORNBECK CHARLES JOHNSON
In basketball he raises In ag. class he's one of
the score, the best,
W hile Bonnie sits and We're proud to have him
yells for more. in our Crest.
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In all his life he'll get
She's got the pep, she's
got the steam,
She's a cheerleader of
A swell fellow, all round
We know he will climb
A quiet gal, never loud,
A prom queen of whom
we are proud.
At giggling she can't be
Lots of fun and awful
Will carry him many a
Blonde hair, blue eyesg
Her pleasant manner
He's really tops on a
As nice a fellow as you
A little girl from Palmer
In our class she's okay.
A little guy with lots of He has a fhver and a
May success follow you Around school he s a
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A little girl with a big
In the junior play she
did her part.
Studious and extra kind,
This sort of girl is hard
Class Of '50
Senior Class Poem
The time has come for us to bid farewellg
After four years we are able to tell,
That we graduated from Morrisonville High
After many a trial and many a sigh.
We all had to struggle and it was sometimes hard,
But our school day memories will never be marred
With the unpleasant things of these trying years.
Instead, we leave with our eyes full of tears,
Remembering the good times we have had:
It's things like that, which make it so sad.
As freshies we were afraid we would do something wrong
But we made out okay and it wasn't too long
Till we were sophomores, then the fun began.
One would often hear "I've learned all I can".
Yes, we thought we had learned all there was to know.
But as Juniors we found that, that wasn't so.
At last we are Seniors and happy to state
That our high school success was no outcome of fate.
The teachers were patient and pushed us along,
They helped us out when they knew we were wrong.
We are going to miss those noisy halls,
All the cheerful voices and friendly calls.
Our class. wasn't perfect but I think you'll agree,
It was certainly one of the best, By Gee !
Seniors - 1950
In September of '46,thirty-nine freshies came rushing into M.H.S.
to begin their career as high school students. Officers were chosen,
these being the results: Marian Smith, president, Bill Nicol, vice-
president, Bob Fleming, secretary-treasurerg and Mr. Schmidt, advisor.
As freshies we held our own in basketball, band, and club membership.
Frances Smothers was chosen cheerleader from ouriclass.
In '47 we again returnedto plague our teachers. Mr. Hendricks was
chosen as advisor with Bob Clower, president, Lester Curvey, vice-
presidentg and .Toan Engelhart, secretary-treasurer. Attendance this
year dropped to thirty-eight. Bob Clower and Marian Smith helped lead
our cheers. In-basket-ball tournaments both sophomore boys and girls
placed first. '
With the start of the '48 and '49 school term, forty-six Hjollyjuniors
joined the throng at M. H. S. Bill Spengler, president, Iuanita.Davidson,
vice-president, and Bob Fleming, secretary-treasurer were chosen to
guide our class with the help of Miss Hewitt. Among accomplishments
this year were the publishing of the MOHAWK, production of the play,
"Shiny Nose", sponsoring of the 1949 Prom, and supporting of many
Then came the crowning glory, at last we were "sophisticated
seniors". Our class had greatlydecreased,this year dropping to thirty-
eight. The powers of offices were vested in Amos Johnson, presidentg
Lester Curvey, vice-president, and Marian Smith, secretary-treasurer.
Mrs. Robinson and Miss Sleevar did a wonderful job as class advisors.
We had a fair share of boys on the basket ball team as you can see
by other pages of the CREST. Cheerleaders from the senior class
included Norma .Tones and Marian Smith.
Class pictures were taken October IZ at Burchetts' Studio in
Springfield. They turned out remarkable well as you'll see by our pic-
We're very proud of our work on the CREST and we hope you'll
enjoy browsing through our annual as much as we enjoyed making it for
Another of our accomplishments was the senior playpresented this
spring, with a cast of seniors with acting ability.
Thus ends the best years of our lives - those spent at M. H. S.
We, the senior class of Morrisonville High in the year of 1950, being
of questionable mind and memory, do hereby make, declare, and set our
seal to this our will.
Our gay times and merry voices we leave to the school. May youth
ever enjoy its traditions and merriment.
The semester exams we leave to the faculty who so kindly dropped
this custom . May each and every future class of MHS realize and
appreciate the importance of an understanding faculty.
For our principal we bequeath all personal possessions not speci-
fically mentioned, in remembrance of the class of '50, May all future
students know and like him as we have.
To our secretary--we leave all our be aux whom we do not take
with us. May they amuse her as they have us.
First: To the juniors we leave our shoes--may you fill them well.
Second: To the sophomores--we leave your future. Make ita swell
one and ever look to your teachers for guidance.
Third: For the freshies--we leave the term "green fr e shie s ".
Green is the symbol of spring and growth--with these thoughts may you
become a credit to MHS.
Fourth: We direct that all debts be fully paid after we leave.
Fifth: We, the seniors of 1950, do he reby bequeath our personal
possessions as follows: -
I, Loren Arkebauer, leave my high ideas and big imagination to Duane
I, Roy Bacon, leave my high school days' to Lorraine Curvey,
I, Dick Bails, leave my romantic ways with the worn en to David Earl
I, Alice June Beaty, leave my sweet disposiition to Peggy Davis.
I, Ramona Bilyeu, leave my shyness to Jim Richter.
I, Joe Clark, leave my quietness and behavior in class to Patty Vangeison.
I, Bob Clower, put all future basketball games into the hands of Howard
Reynolds. May he win them all. F
I, Carolyn Curvey, leave my athletic ability to Barbara Wilson.
I, Lester Curvey, leave my guitar to 'Jerry Fahl so that he may entertain
the students at Morrisonville High. " I A '
I, Jim Donaldson, leave my sense of humor td Norma Johnson.
I, Ray Dowdy, leave my nickname, "Button", to anybody who needs one.
I, Dwight Ebe, leave my cool and calm nature to Phyllis Smith.
I, Joan Engelhart, leave my wil d experiences in H om e Economics to
I, Bob Fleming, leave my wavy hair to Jimmy Stewart. He needs it.
I, Barbara. Grundy, leave my flaming red hair to Mary Sullivan.
I, Barbara Hill, leave my saxophone playing ability to Joe Lucas.
I, Frank Hornbeck, leave my wife, Bonnie L o u, to nob ody . I had you
fooled for a while, didn't I ? g I
I, Amos Johnson, leave my little! green chevy to the high .school kids to
use as a lunch wagon until they get a cafeteria.
I, Charles Johnson, leave my good g r ade s in bookkeeping to Barbara
I, Eddie Jones, leave my flirting ways to Andy Young.
I, Norma Jones, leave my spunk and pep to Roy Alvey.
I, Earl McKinnie, leave my easy going manner to Joyce Spencer.
I, Pauline McLean, leave my slow and graceful walk to Dorothy Harris.
I, Ione Mundhenke, leave my giggles and misbehavior in History class to
I, Glenn Myers, leave my bookkeeping classes with the eight gabby girls
to anyone who is brave enough to enter such a class.
I, Bill Nicol, leave the days I played hookey to Ernie Loman.
I, Donald Lee Rathgeber, leave my winning smile to Lavonna Kent.
I, Joyce Reynolds, leave my height to Margaret Todt.
I, Melvin Rich, leave the thermometer I hoo k e d in English to the high
I, Rosie Skinner, leave my quiet ways to Howard Lamb.
I, Jack Sloan, leave my shorthand grades to Winona Wilson.
I, Marian Smith, leave my leadership to Bernie Noonan.
I, Bill Smith, leave my G.I. haircut and good grades in history to Ethel
I, Bill Spengler, leave my brain power to Ray McKinnie so that he can
plant-peanuts and grow dill pickles.
I, Jim Stanley, leave my place on the honor roll to Richard Thacker.
I, Jim Swinger, leave my ability to ask questions to no one, by special
request of the high school teachers.
I, Gloria Taylor, leave my ability to get along with people to JoAnn
I, Sylvia Taylor, leave all my highschool "sparks" to Ronella Armitage.
As the class of 1950 sadlybids MHS good-by, we leave "footprints on
the sands of time." May the heirs to our personal properties enjoy this
school, and these worldly pleasures which we leave them.
21 The Senior Class.
In The Stars Lies The Future.
Upon completion of four years at M. H. S.the class of 1950 decided
to have a reunion every decade and so we find the class assembled at the
dedication of a community park which
AMOS JOHNSON, that wealthy bachelor, donated to the community
of Morrisonville. Amos greeted all friends and we notice that most of
the seniors have attended this dedication. By the way, Amos owns a
farm and has enlarged it into a million dollar enterprise.
The vice-president of the senior class,LESTER CURVEY, arrived
next. The grapevine tells us that he is now taking the place of such not-
ables as Roy Rogers and Gene Autrey. Lester is married and lives in
a home in Beverly Hills. He and his wife invited all the class of '50 to
his home for our next reunion.
Speaking of horses, we just now saw MARIAN SMITH, breathless and
bright eyed, ride in on one of her beautiful roans. It seems she's never
been happier. Why? Because out near the Grand Canyon National Park
in Arizona, Marian, her husband, and three children run a vacationland
and horse ranch.
What's that roar overhead? Oh, of course,that's LOR EN ARKE-
BAUER flying in his jet plane. Loren traded in his little car for the
plane and is a tester for the new planes coming out. He makes his home
in Washington since much of his work is official business.
IONE MUNDHENKE was the next arrival, looking very charming in
her new twirler's outfit. She tells us that she is now one of the main
features at the Skating Vanities show. lone decided to combine her twirl-
ing ability with another asset. After much thought she decided on skating
and hence her career.
The former RAMONA BILYEU and her daughter were the next guests
to make appearance. She is still a charmingly dressed woman. She still
resides near Morrisonville on a farm. It is not necessary to mentionher
husband's name as we all know where her interests lie.
PAULINE McLEAN'S arrival caused quite a bit of e xc item e nt .
Rumor has it that Pauline is one of the famous Powers models. But,of
course, she was bound to use her beauty to an advantage. M.H.S. saw a
great future for her when they chose her prom queen back in 1949.
We notice another class mate of M.H.S. arriving. ROSIE SKINNER
was one of the first to arrive since she resides in Palmer. She runs
a grocery store in Palmer which is a favorite shopping center of the
house wives of the community.
A taxi cab is now pulling into the park and from it emerges ROY
BACON. Roy tells us he is an expert on F. D. R. and can tell you much
of his life.
Whose new cadillac is that now arriving? His face looks familiar.
Yes, that's EARL MCKINNEY now arriving. Earl looks like a successful
farmer he is s aid to be. Earl has developed a new corn planter which
accounts for the cadillac. There are many more visits to be made so we
must move on.
GLENN MYERS and his wife greeted us heartily. A glance at the
couple will tell how happy they are. Glenn now runs a filling station which
was known as the Frobish Standard Station. The business is now greatly
enlarged which is proven by Glenn's beautiful country estate.
MELVIN RICH came rushing up to say hello. It seems that Melvin
now plays with a very famous name band. Some of the new songs were
written by Melvin. You've heard "Pour on the perfume whe n you take
off your shoes if you forgot to wash or you'll get the blues", haven't you?
That's Melvin's creation.
If you've been wondering whose orchestra Melvin is playing in, our
next conversation will tell you. BOB CLOWER'S orchestra is the famous
organization Melvin plays with. Fortunately their next appearance is to
be at the Lake Club in Springfield so Bob and Melvin were able to attend
Mr. and Mrs. JIM DONALDSON arrived next. Jim r un s the best
farm in Illinois. They live on a lo vely farm just south of Springfield.
Gloria has a beauty parlor installed in her home and gives the neigh-
boring womena great boost when she fixes their hair. We notice a sweet
income tax deduction playing in the park and Gloria tells us of his cute
MISS SLEEVAR was the next guest to appear. She tells us s he is
no longer employed at M.H.S., but gave up that job to accept a position
as accountant for the Standard Oil Company. We hear that the president
of the company ke ep s in personal touch with her. What an interesting
There's DWIGHT EBE coming around the bend in the road. When
we inquired about his position he told us he had taken over his father's
business and has extended the route. Dwight still is driving a little red
ford and his favorite companion is still Marjorie.
' Here is another of the old class. EDDIE JONES has just arrived
midst a group of squealing bobby soxers. There's no ne e d to tell you
thathe is now vying for a place among such singers as Frank Sinatra and
We notice another expert in our midst. JAMES STANLEY has just
driven up. Remember those bookkeeping classes? Well, future students
will not have to study quite so hard now for James has developed a simp-
lified bookkeeping system and has revolutionized all books.
CHARLES JOHNSON is the next guest greeted by Amos. Amos tells
us that Charles is now living in Washington and is Secretary of Agricul-
ture. Charles' outstanding wo rk in agriculture m us t have acted as a
recommendation for that position.
There's DON RATHGEBER. He must have engaged someone to look
after his music shop in Chicago. The work in the Morrisonville band so
impressed him that he took his clarinet and started a small shop which
has grown to a large enterprise.
BILL SPENGLER is still the s ame person he was back at M.H.S.
He is now c hie f chemist of the Department of National Defense. Must
be a smart man. He tried to explain his theories to us, but we're just
not scientifically minded.
One of our greatest surprises came when we learned J'IM SWINGER
has be c ome a Professor of Psychology and is now studying the age of
trials, or adolesence. He is working on a book so teachers may under-
stand their students.
Before one of our guests has to be called away for an emergency,
we had better visit DR, FLEMING. Bob tells us he is happily married
and has a growing practice in Morrisonville.
Our next visit was with DICK BAILS. We notice he is all dressed
up and on inquiry we learn he owns an enormous transit truck line. Dick
must have amassed a fortune in his business. Another success from the
class of '50.
Are you puny? Do men make fun of you? If so. see .TACK SLOAN.
For development of muscles nothing can beat the gymnasium which Jack
sponsors. Even, Charles Atla s finally had to bow to the new expert on
BARBARA HILL was the next guest whom we spoke to. Barbara is
now the famous designer of women's clothes. She runs an exclusive dress
shop in New York. A famous designer in Paris has been urging Barbara
to come abroad, but Barbara hasn't made up her mind to go yet.
Meeting MRS. ROBINSON, we discover she still lives in Morrison-
ville and is now working on a proposal to get anew library in Morrison-
ville. Her main interest is her son, Paul, who has grown into a young
man who speaks Latin fluently.
Here comes one of the most famous atto rneys of the century.
WILLIAM SMITH has become the youngest lawyer to be appointed to the
Supreme Court. He won many cases when he was in private practice and
his diplomacy and tact proved great enough to put him into a national lime
light. l .
We notice one of the guests is using the lanes for spring training.
BILL NICOL had to return from spring training grounds with the Card-
inals' to be at the reunion. The manager of the Cardinals tells us that
Bill should go far in the baseball world.
.TOYCE REYNOLDS came rushing up to greet us. .Toyce is happily
married and lives on afarm east ofMorrisonville. She has several child-
ren and is proud of every one of them. Stewarts' Market miss her, but
she says sacking groceries can't compare with married life.
Hot-shotCAROLYN CURVEY was the next personto enter the gates
of Milady Park. Carolyn now has her own girls' basketball team which
is doing very well. Their next topponets will be in New York when they
meet the Charming Five.
The Charming Five is another girls' team. This team is managed
by our old friend RAY DOWDY. Ray says his team has a good chance
of winning. Naturally, look who's coach. A famous sports reporter told
us that it should be a pretty close contest.
That sports reporter was JOE CLARK. Joe has awonderful reputa-
tion built up as a reporter. His broadcasts are eagerly listened to by
many fans. Many networks have offered him contracts but at present he's
still with ABC .
Another guest who has kept herself busy is BARBARA GRUNDY.
She is managing a hospital for disabled veterans. Her ready smile is
a great cheer to the fellows. Surprising as it is, Babe is still single.
SYLVIA TAYLOR was the next to arrive. Sylvia is nowthelibrarian
in charge of the historical documents in Washington. Sylvia 'is now an
authority on these documents.
Another ofthe class who has asuccessful business venture is ALICE
JUNE BEATY. She is a famous interior decorator in New York. The
most famous of her creations is the planning for re-decoration of the
White House. After it was remodeled in 1949-1950 Congress decided
to have it decorated every ten years and Alice got the job.
JOAN ENGELHART decided to follow in her mother's footsteps and
become a teacher. She is very outstanding in this field. The University
of Chicago has anno unc e d that it will present Joan with an honorary
Doctor's degree at the end of this semester. ,
FRANK HORNBECK was in a hurry when we visited him. It seems
he was ina rush so that he could meet Bonnie in time for their lunch. He
did tell us, however, that he now has a coaching position at Purdue Uni-
versity. Bonnie is still his main interest though.
Well, well, if it isn't NORMA JONES. Norma tells us that she is
now a writer, thanks to Miss Hewitt and her term papers. Those papers
startedher onher career of writing. Her latest novel is WHAT? Origi-
nal title, wouldn't you say?
Now we've visited all our class mates and its time to returnto those
jobs. A glorious time was had by all and we we left, a promise was made
to hold our next reunion in Hollywood. Already we are looking forward to
GOOD OLD GOLDEN RULE DAZE
Freshmen: Donna Franklin, Coach Smlth M155 Galloway,
Darrell Donaldson, and Gene S1kes
Sophomore: Lou Forbes, Mr.Carr Mr Ball Lorraine Cur
vey, Maxine Rathgeber and Howard Reynolds
Junior: Miss Hewitt, Mr.I-Ienrick, Lee Skmnner, and Bernard
Noonan. Wayne White not plctured
LORETTA ALLEN RONELLA ARMITAGE EMMA BABBS
GERALDINE FURRAY JERRY FAI-IL PEGGY DAVIS
MAR JORIE JENKINS
VIRGINIA OLLER BERNARD NOONAN
Junior Class History
When the doors of M. C.H.S. opened in September, 1947, there were
27 freshman waiting to rush in. Yes, we were green, but we were also
eager and ambitious. With Mrs.Martin's help as class advisor, we soon
got acquainted by writing our autobiographies. The officers we chose
were: Darrell Brown, presidentg Jerry Fahl, vice-president, and Margie
Jenkins, secretary and treasurer. An all-school party was given early
in the year. Three of our boys played on the "B" squad in basketball.
As "Silly Sophomores" our class increased in size and importance.
Mrs.Robinson was class advisor, Fred Oller, presidentgBob Chambers,
vice-presidentg Jerry Furray, Secretary and treasurer. We had an all-
school circus party in the fall, and a skating party at Taylorville in May.
Our class was represented on both the first and second basketball teams.
Bernie Noonan was manager of the team and Allan Curvey was chosen
This year, as Jolly Juniors, every student in our class was kept
pretty busy. The term started, as usual, by a class meeting and election
of officers . Wayne White was chosen "boss" ofthe Junior class.
Bernie Noonan, vice-president, and Lee Skinner, secretary and treasurer.
Miss Hewitt and Mr. Henrick are class advisors. Both have worked
awfully hard, and it is really appreciated.
Miss Hewitt was director of the Junior class play, "So Very Young".
She and the members of the cast worked hard to make it a success.
Another duty we took over was selling pop at the basketball games.
The committee could always be seen cleaning bleachers and putting away
bottles after a home game. They were: Emma Babbs, Dorothy Harris,
Margie Jenkins, Wayne White, Allan Curvey, and Ernie Sikes.
On the basketball floor we were represented by Lee Skinner and
Darrell Brown. Both boys did a wonderful job of playing, Sue Stewart
and Jerry Fahl were cheerleaders and Bernie Noonan, team manager.
May ll is the date for our big event, the Junior-Senior prom. Joe
Ladd's orchestra is playing for the dance, and we hope it's abig success.
We are happy to end our third year at M. C.H. S., but no memories
will be better than those of the Jolly Juniors of '49 and '50.
LORRAINE CURVEY MARIANNA CLOWER MONICA CLARK
AUDREY GATTON HELEN GRUNDY
JOHN HERZOG JAMES H1-:RzoG 1.o1..1'rA HARBERT
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On a bright September day in 1948, lfosrtylsiujshy, ambitious, but
green freshmen entered the doors of M.C.H.S. At our first class meeting
we selected Mr. Henricks, our science teacher as our class advisor.
Then after much to do about who we wanted for class officers we elected
Howard Lamb, presidentg James Herzog, vice-president, Charlene Atte-
bery, secretary-treasurer, and Mary Whalen, reporter.
Charlene Attebery, Marianna Clower, and Lolita Harbert were
chosen from the freshman class as cheerleaders, for the second team.
The second team, consisting of freshman and sophomores, and under
the direction of Coach Attebery placed first in the conference.
During the first semester we gave an all school party, with the help
of Mr. Henricks, that went over with great success and was enjoyed by
all. We also g ave a class party and went to the Taylorville park for a
weiner roast. Later in the evening we went roller-skating.
On September 7, 1949, forty-two eager, playful kids rushed up the
steps of M.C.H.S. to start a new year as Silly Sophomores.
At our first class meeting we selected new class advisors who were
Mr. Ball, our band instructor, and Mr. Carr, our mathematics teacher.
We also elected new class officers who wereg Howard Reynolds, presidentg
Louis Forbes, vice-presidentg Lorraine Curvey, s e c r e ta r yg Maxine
Our class is represented nicelyin field activities. On the basketball
floor we have Jim Howard and Bob Sheedy who play on both teams plus
Jim Richter, L o ui s Forbes, Kenneth Hancock, and Howard Reynolds.
Raymond McKinnie is one of the managers for the basketball team. Jim
Howard and Louis Forbes also play on the baseball team.
We have s e ve r al Sophomores in the senior band this year. They
are Lorraine Curvey, Helen Grundy, Norma Johnson, Maxine Rathgeber,
Bob S h e e dy , Joyce Spencer, W e s le y Spengler, Pat Vangeison, Mary
Whalen, Joyce Wilson, Winona Wilson.
Our Sophomore twirlers are Lolita Harbert, Deloris Smith, Wilma
Secrest and Shirley Davis.
We will see you all next year and will try to achieve our title as
Jolly Juniors for 1950-1951.
LELAND BALSIIEY JOHN BAIRD DAVID ANDERSON Roy ALVEY
ARTA BILLITER '
ERNEST DURBIN .TEANNE EBE BARBARA FRANKLIN
DUANE DOZIER DONNA FRANKLIN
DWIGHT LAMB VIRGIL LAMASTUS PHYLLIS GLIDWELL MAXINE GARNER
JUNE O'BRIEN DALE SCHMEDEKE BARBARA SCHOBER
JAMES P. MCKINNEY
JAMES V. MCKINNEY
MARJORIE MUSTER GENE SIKES
JACKIE SMITH CARL SPENGLER JIM SLOAN HELEN SKINNER
MARGARET TODT GLENDA VANZANT ANDY YOUNG
We, the forty-three freshies rushed into the big doors of M.C.H.S.
on September Z, 1949 to register. On September 6th came the fatal day,
the first day of school. In spite of all the difficulties we finally became
adjusted to high school. Some of the difficulties were such as ending up
in English when we should be in algebra. All of us like it now and hope
that we may finish out our last three years.
Freshman are usually studious individuals and we are no exception.
The main courses the freshmen ar e taking this year include English,
home economics, gene r al science, agriculture, algebra, and general
business. The general business is a new course added to the curriculurn
and we are the first to have the advantages of the course.
At our first class meeting we chose Miss Galloway and Mr. Smith
as our class advisors, who have given us loads of help in many kinds of
problems. We also chose officers. They are: Darrel Donaldson, pres-
identg Donna Franklin, vice-presidentg and Gene Sikes, secretary and
treasurer. We g ave the third all-school party of the year and had a
terrific outcome and think everyone had a swell time. Sure hope so.
We have some promising athletes on the B basketball team from our
class. They are: David Anderson, Jimmy Stewart, Gene Sikes, Ronald
Thunhorst, Joe Lucas, and .Tim Sloan.
The school chose Helen Skinner, Mary Stewart and Phyllis Smith as
freshman cheerleaders for the B team.
We have quite a few members in the junior band, and several are
playing in the senior band.
We welcomed two new students into our midst s e c ond semester.
One is Connie Sue Phelps from Taylorville. Betty Keith joined us from
Irving. Hope they've been happy here.
We've enjoyed many activities in our school. Manyfreshmen joined
the F.H.A. Six freshmen girls also sing in an Octette which has made
several public appe aranc e s . The Glee Club, too, boasts a group of
We will be around next year with the title, the Silly Sophomores. So
until then happy landing. See you then !
Mo r ris onville
1949-50 FALL BASEBALL RESULTS
9 ............................. Raymond 8
7 . . . . . Stonington 2
3 . . . . .Farmersville 1
16 . . . .Raymond O
1950 SPRING BASEBALL RESULTS
0 ............................. Nokomis 4
Z0 . . . . .Northwestern 3
16 . . . . . Waverly 2.
. . . . . Nokornis 8
8 . . . . Northwestern 4
Basketball "A" Squad
Kneeling: Bernard Noonan, managerg Frank Hornbeck, Lester Curvey,
.Tim Donaldson, Darrell Brown, and Ray McKinnie, assis-
tant manager .
Standing: Dwight Ebe, Edward Jones, Lee Skinner, Bob Clower, Charles
Johnson, and Coach Smith.
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' Covering 20 games up to Regional
Player Games Field Free Missed Total
Played Goals Hit Throws Points
Clower Z1 111 77 28 299
Skinner 20 85 32 29 202
Jones 21 44 28 45 116
Donaldson 19 21 12 9 54
Hornbeck 21 59 41 26 159
Ebe 17 24 14 27 62
Curvey 74 3 6 9 12
Howard 18 1.5 19 20 49
Brovrn 3 1 3 7
Thunhorst 0 1 O 1
Totals 144 365 231 196 961
BASKETBALL B SQUAD
Seated left to right: Jim Sloan, Joe
Luc as , Gene Sikes , Lou Forbes,
David Anderson, and Ray McKinnie,
Standing left to right: Bernie Noonan,
manager: Jim Stewart, Kenny Han-
cock, R onnie Thunhorst, Howard
Reynolds, Bob Sheedy, Jim Howard,
and Coach Smith.
BASKETBALL B SQUAD
The basketball B squad did very well this year. The star players
are pictured above.
The B squad played all conference games, losing only two. These
games were lost to Virden and St. James. Due to these losses Morri-
sonville did not win the conference trophy.
Cheerleaders for the B squad were Mary Margaret Stewart, Helen
Skinner, and Phyllis Smith.
These boys did very well this year, but watch their tracks when, with
practice, they become Morrisonville's first team. T
BASKETBALL A SQUAD
Coach Smith, Lee Skinner, Edward '
Jones, Jim Donaldson, Frank Horn-
beck, Dwight Ebe, and Bob Clower.
Hello, Sports Fans. This is your sport commentator giving you the
highlights of the spo rts year of 1950. The Mohawks started out with
a bang in the Fall by winning four out of four baseball games against
Raymond, Stonington, Farmersville, and then Raymond again. The win-
ning pitcher was Amos Johnson for three of the four games, and Frank
Hornbeck for the other with a no-hit, no-run game. The Mohawks gave
up only five hits out of the four games.
Time rolled around and b as ketb all season was here again. The
Mohawks did exceptionally well this year. They only lo s t one confer-
ence game and that was to Nokomis. We finished-with a conference tie
at the end of the season. Both teams got a first place trophy, of which
they were very proud. The boys went to the Regional tournam ent at
Taylorville. Their first game was against Pana. The score went to
Morrisonville the first quarter, then at the half Pana was four points in
the lead. Morrisonville tied up the game, then Pana went out in front by
six points, but at the end of the game it was all tied up. The game went
into over time. Morrisonville couldn't get started and Pana beat them
by five points. That ended the good season of basketball for the Mohawks.
With warm weather, the track team began getting in shape. Our first
meet was at Kincaid, April 14. Morrisonville led through the field events
but when it came to running Kinc aid took over and Morrisonville fell
behind. Though Morrisonville doesn't have a track of their own, they do
well at the meets. With track season over, baseball started again. Nok-
omis came to Morrisonville and went home with a no-hitter with Janssen
on the mound for Nokomis. Our next game was with Northwestern with
Brown on the mound for Northwestern and Frank Hornbeck on the mound
for Morrisonville. Morrisonville won, 2.0 to 3. Waverly came to Morri-
sonville to be defeated by Amos Johnson, the pitcher for Morrisonville.
Laughort was on the mound for Waverly. The s c o r e was 16 to Z. Did
those Mohawks play ball!
Morrisonville went to Nokomis to g et a beating. Chadwick was on
the mound for Nokomis, and Amos on the Mound forMorrisonvi11e. They
beat the Mohawks 8 to 3. Morrisonville scored when Wesley Spengler
got a triple with two men on base. He stole home in that same inning.
Well, fans this is your Sports Commentator closing the sport news
of this year. Coach Smith and the Mohawks did very well.
Jerry Fahl, Norma Jones,
Sue Stewart, Marian Smith
Phyllis Smith, Helen
Skinner, Mary Stewart
WHAT'S UP, DOC?
Girls Athletic Association
Seated: Miss Galloway, Margaret Ann Todt, Lorraine Curvey, Carolyn
Second Row: Arta Billiter, Betty Dowdy, Deloris Smith, Pauline McLean,
Norma Jones, Shirley Davis, Lavonna Kent, Barbara Franklin,
Third Row: MaryStewart, Rosie Skinner, Donna Franklin, Helen Skinner,
lone Mundhenke, Virginia Oller, Monica Clark, Helen Grundy,
Fourth Row: Phyllis Glidewell, Sue Mae Stewart, Ronella Armitage,
Gloria Taylor, Ramona Bilyeu, Barbara Hill, Barbara Lowis,
Dorothy Harris, Pat Vota.
Fifth Row: Phyllis Smith, Loretta Allen, Marianna Clower, Geraldine
Furray, Marjorie Jenkins, Joyce Bradford, Shirley Thacker,
Wilma Secrest, Jeanne Ebe.
Sixth Row: Joyce Wilson, Glenda VanZ.ant, Joan Engelhart, June O'Brian,
Joyce Reynalds, Patricia Vangeison, Linda McElory, Joyce
Spencer, Barbara Grundy.
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G. A. A.
The Girls'Athletic Association is enjoying its first year in M.H.S.
After the first month of school was over a large group of girls gathered
together to elect officers and get things rolling. Officers elected were
as follows: president, Carolyn Curveyg vice-president, Lorraine Curveyg
secretary and treasurer, Margaret Ann Todtg point recorder, Ramona
Bilyeu, and equipment manager, Gloria Taylor.
The purpose of this organization is to encourage girls athletics and
to give the girls a chance to earn their school letters themselves. In
G. A. A. we have a point system which entitles each girl to get awards
with so many points for each award. All of the girls worked very hard
this year to earn their awards.
The first fall meeting we chose volley ball as our first sport. We
had several successful activitymeetings during this sport and they were
very much enjoyed by all.
One of our main events is basketball tournaments. The members
decided to have class tournaments, which always prove to be exciting.
The girls voted to buy a trophy for the champions and have their class
name engraved on the trophy.
During the basketball season the G. A. A. members sponsored sev-
eral after game dances. We served sandwiches and sodas which gave
us a little profit on the side.
After the basketball tournaments were over the girls tried their
talents at bowling. Although the season was almost over we learned to
throw the ball down the alley without going down the alley with the ball.
Other activities included shinning the trophies and the trophy case
and buying the three cheerleaders new skirts. What a difference those
So another year has been enjoyed by every member. The girls have
learned to appreciate sports and athletics, to promote good health, and
encourage good sportsmanship and leadership, which are the aims and
ideals of the Girls' Athletic Association.
Now last, but by no means least, we want to take time out to thank
our adviser, Miss Galloway, who made the o r g ani zation what it is
today. We want to thank her for her time spent in helping us make it a
success. Her ideas, suggestions, and work paved the way to a year of
much enjoyment and accomplishments. Her support was appreciated by
every member. So we again say thank you, Miss Galloway, for your
time and efforts.
55 Carolyn Curvey
AS YOU SAW 11-IRM
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Band News '
Our new band director, Dean H. Ball, came to meet his doom on
September 6, 1949. Since that was the first day of school all the band
members were in a turmoil.
First of all we elected officers for the year. They are as follows:
Lester Curvey, pr e s identg .Toan Engelhart, secretaryg Ed Jones, li-
brariang and Melvin Rich and Dean Voorhees, property men.
At the beginning of the year we had thirty-five musical minded
students in the band. When second semester came around the junior
band joined us, which made our band much larger and the noise greater.
To add to the attraction were ten strutting twirlers, namely lone
Mundhenke, Lolita Harbert, Virginia Oller, Deloris Smith, Jo Ann
Christian, Shirley Davis, Shirley Thacker, Wilma Secrest, Lavonne Kent,
and Betty Dowdy.
The band has participated in many activities this year. On November
3 we dressed up in our pretty scarlet and gray uniforms and went to
Springfield to hear the Marine Band. Our fall concert took place on
December 8. Probably the biggest event of the year was the Christmas
program. The band entertained all the grade schools in the unit. On
February 6we played at Palmer. On February 16 we tuned up our horns,
tightened up our drurns, and ventured to Raymond for a concert. We
are exchanging concerts with several of the neighboring towns this year.
We also played at most of the home basketball games.
The mixed chorus is made up of about thirty voices. There is also
an octette consisting of freshman girls with Ronella Armitage as their
Something else we should mention is our high school jamsession.
Five of the senior boys got together and decided to put their music ability
to use. They are Melvin Rich, cornetg Bob Clower, tromboneg Loren
Arkebauer, saxophoneg Lester Curvey, guitar and vocalg and Ed Jones,
drurns. They played for several high school parties and also at other
We entered contest in class C this year. The district contest 'date
was held on April 1 at Lincoln. The solos were judged on March 25.
Winona Wilson and Ed Jones entered with vocal solos. Instrumental
solos were Joyce Wilson, pianog Ronella Armitage , pianog Lester
Curvey, baritone, Melvin Rich, cornetg Bob Clower, tromboneg Ed Jones,
tromboneg lone Mundhenke, twirlingg and Virginia Oller, twirling. We're
pretty proud of our accomplishments at contest.
.To an Engelhart
R onella Armitage
Edward Ione s
trombone -Voc al
First Row: Melba Luken, Helen Skinner, Mary Stewart, Glenda Vanzant,
J'o yc e Bradford, Barbara Franklin, A r t a Billiter, Maxine
Second Row: Sue Mae Stewart, Ronella Armitage, Linda McElroy, Frank
Hornbeck, Darrell Brown, James Hopper, Stanley Balsley,
Third Row: Donald Lee Rathgeber,Amos Johnson, Edward Jones, Dean
Voorhees, Melvin Rich, Lester Curvey, Loren Arkebauer.
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Seated: Barbara Hill, Marjorie Jenkins, Dorothy Harris, Mrs. Aull,
Darlene Hill, Maxine Rathgeber.
First Row: Barbara Schober, Betty Dowdy, Arta Billiter, Jo Ann
Christian, Margaret Todt.
Second Row: Delores Smith, LaVonna Kent, Mary S ullivan , Shirley
Thacker, Helen Skinner, Donna Franklin, Mary Stewart,
Barbara Franklin, L o r r aine Curvey, Helen Grundy, Mary
Third Row: Pat Vota, Pat Keeley, Lois Smith, Barbara Wilson, Ramona
B.ilyeu, Jeanne Ebe, Evelyn Myrick, Betty King, Lolita Harbert,
Fourth Row: Ronella Armitage, Barbara Lowis, Phyllis Smith, Gloria
Taylor, Carolyn Curvey, Marianna Clower, Joyce Bradford,
Loretta Allen, Melba Luken, Joyce Wilson.
Fifth Row: Norma Johnson, June O'Brien, Joan Engelhart, Joyce Spencer,
Joyce Reynolds, Pat Vangeison, Linda McElroy, Glenda Vanzant,
Jerry Furray, Winona Wilson, Maxine Garner, Marian Smith.
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F. H. A.
The Future Homem ake r s of America started off the 1949-1950
school year with forty-seven members.
At the last meeting of the preceding school year offices were vested
in the following persons: president, Marian Smithg vice-president, Mar-
jorie Ienkinsg s e c r e t a r y , Barbara Hillg treasurer, Dorothy Harris:
reporter, Darlene Hill, and parlimentarian, Maxine Rathgeber.
The first meeting was held and members were chosen to attend the
House of Delegates meeting held in Springfield. Those students selected
were Gloria Taylor, Barbara Lowis, and Margaret Ann Todt.
A Chapter Mother was selected to aid in sponsoring the club. Mrs.
Howard Taylor, mother of Gloria Taylor, was chosen by the club.
Mrs. Aull, our home economics teacher, was also a sponsor. She
was always willing to pitch in and lend a hand and much of the success
of the club was due to her efforts.
During national F.H.A. week which was the first week of November
the club had many activities. Included were informal initiation, formal
initiation, an assembly program, rose sale, and food sale.
The ro s e sale consisted of selling real roses to the people in the
town, proceeds going to the s cholar ship fund, which any senior girl
planning to study home economics further is eligible to use. Both the
rose and food sale were great s uc c e s s e s , due to the co-operation of
club members. '
The Annual C h r i s tm a s party w a s sponsored by the F.H.A. club
December 23. T he recreation room was beautifully decorated with a
Christmas tree, Santa's sleigh, and evergreen boughs. A Christmas
queen was chosen with Jerry Furray receiving the c rown . Her court
consisted of Margaret Ann Todt, Jeanne Ebe, Lorraine Curvey, Norma
Johnson, Dorothy Harris, Barbara Hill, and Marian Smith. Jerry was
crowned with the sleigh as herithrone. Santa Claus, very appropriately
placed the c rown upon her head and presented her with a bo uquet of
American Beauty roses.
Another of the money-making projects included the s elling of a
variety of cards, stationery, and napkins.
These are the more outstanding accomplishments of the F.H.A. and
we're hoping you enjoyed reading about them.
Seated: Allan Curvey, Loren Arkebauer, Ernie Sikes, Mr. Bullard,
Melvin Rich, .Toe Clark.
Second Row: Dwight Lamb, J'oe Lucus, Jack Smith,Duane Dozier, Ray-
mond McKinnie, Stanley Balsley, C a rl Spengler, A H a r r y
McKinnie, Darrel Donaldson.
Third Row: Gene Sikes, Glenn Myers, Dick Bails, Jim Richter, Wesley
Spengler, Gale Schmedeke, Dale Schmedeke, .Terry Fahl, Leroy
Yard, Kenneth Hancock.
Fourth Row: Donald Carl Rathgeber, Ernie Loman, .Tames Swinger, Earl
McKinney,Donald Lee Rathgeber, Amos Johnson, Lester Curvey,
Donald Shake, Raymond O'Brian.
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The Morrisonville Chapter of the Future Farmers started this year
with an enrollment of forty-five members. At the various meetings held
by the Future Farmers problems, pertaining to the organization, were
discussed and voted on by the members.
The year's activities started with the officers attending Officer's
Training School at Farmersville.
We are going to purchase a registered gilt for the chapter project.
The committee to see about obtaining this project is as follows: Dick
Bails, Chairman, Jerry Fahl and Glenn Myers, comrnittee members.
We gave an all school dance September 30th. Cider and do-nuts
were served as refreshments, and Lester Curvey furnished the enter-
tainment. There was a large attendence and everyone had a gay time.
There was dancing, of course, the Virginia reel played a large part in
the evenings entertainment. Even the teachers dropped their formality
and joined in a whirl or two.
On October 13th we had V-Roy the magician here. We made appro-
ximately S30.00 from his show. V-Roy had many tricks up his sleeve,
including pulling the rabbit out of a hat, an immortal princess act, and
making a radio disappear. Everyone enjoyed his act.
The freshmen were initiated and all passed the test to become mem-
bers of the F. F. A. It took much determination on their part, however,
to pass the tests. To add to the hurniliation of wearing their clothes
backwards, they also had to wait upon the senior members of the club.
Nice for the seniors, but the freshmen were not too tickled with the idea.
We had a Christmas party on December Zl. During the meeting the
freshmen were installed and given their pins. Membership cards were
given to all of the members who were at the meeting.
May Z we had a judging team entered in the sectional judging con-
test. We will also have some members showing projects atthe Christian
County Fair next summer.
The officers for the chapter for the past yearwere: president, Ernie
Sikesg vice-president,'J'oe Clarkg secretary, Melvin Rich, treasurer,
Allan Curvey, reporter, Loren Arkebauerg sentinel, Claude Schmedeke.
First Row: Margaret Ann Todt, Ronella Armitage, Barbara Lowis,
Miss Sleevar,Marjorie Jenkins, Lorraine Curvey,Peggy Davis
Second Row: Bernard Noonan, Virginia Oller, Darlene Hill, .Toan Engel-
hart, Dorothy Harris, Geraldine Furray, Sue Mae Stewart,
Third Row: Loren Arkebauer, Leroy Yard, Lee Skinner, Jerry Fahl,
Gene Sikes, Harry McKinnie, Marian Smith, Emma Babbs.
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One of the many customs of our school is that the junior class edits
a school paper. We didn't wish to be differentg so we edited the
"Mohawk". The following persons served on the staff!
Our business managers sold subscrip-
Editor .... . . . .
Assistant Editor .
Faculty Reporter . .
Alumni Reporter . .
Junior Reporter . . .
Senior Reporter . .
F. F. A. Reporter .
F. H. A. Reporter .
G. A. A. Reporter .
Senior Interviewer .
Band Reporter ....
Girls' Sports . . .
Boys' Sports . .
Jokes .. .........
Five copies were published.
. . Barbara Lowis
. Margie Jenkins
. . . . . . . . Dorothy Harris
. . Peggy Davis-Lee Skinner
. Lorraine Curvey
. . Virginia Oller
. . . . . Marian Smith
. . Loren Arkebauer
. . . . . . Darlene Hill
. . Margaret Ann Todt
. . Ronella Armitage
. . . Joan Engelhart
. . . . . Jerry Furray
. . . . . . . . Bernard Noonan
. Sue Stewart-Darrell Brown
. . . Jerry Fahl-Harry McKinnie
Virginia Oller-Dorothy Harris
tions for twenty-five cents each. The paper was published on the first
Wednesday of every six weeks. There was no issue for the first six
The issuing of the "Mohawk" was lots of fun, but also plenty of hard
work. The businessmen in town obligingly bought ads for the "Mohawk"
and in this way helped sponsor our paper.
Our thanks go to our advisor, Miss Sleevar, for all the valuable
help she gave usg and to the production staff, the Typing ll' class.
Recognition also should go to the many persons who helped make
our paper a success by turning in write-ups. Thanks a lot, folks.
We enjoyed very much our wo rk which is now finished: and we
leave the task and our good wishes to the next class.
So Very Young
by Dana Thomas
The Junior Class presented a three act comedy, "So Very Young",
on October 28, '49. Everyone worked hard to make the play a success,
especially our director, Miss Hewitt. lt was a wholesome comedy
with an appeal to everyone.
Mr. and Mrs.Chambers fDonald Rathgeber and Barbara Lowisj are
delighted that eighteen-year-old Ann will be bridesmaid for her friend,
June Thayer fRonella Armitagej. Privately,they have their own opinion
of marriage for one so young.
But Ann fMargie Ienkinsj announces that she will be married "next
Wednesday" ! The boy is Pat St. John QLeroy Yardj. They have known
of Ann's "crush" but discounted its significance. Now, Pat is leaving
for school in the east and Ann is to go with him !
Now is the time for all members to come to the aid of the family.
First, they point out that she is too young. Frances, fSue Stewart, Ann's
married sister, then joins them to plead. Even the neighbors add their
arguments. . . all to no avail. Belva, fVirginia Ollerj an old maid
friend, states her 'scruples' . Aunt Kate fShirley Gattonj definitely dis-
approves ! Then it is that Dad flatly puts his foot down to prohibit the
Thus it is that, in Act Three, with the help of Rupert, QAllan Curveyj
the boy next door, Ann elopes to follow Pat. But it turns out that Pat's
plans have been changed and he is still in town. Ann has eloped by her-
self! Frustrated and worried with other s e rio us problems to harass
them, the family is in a turmoil. Father's problem is solved by Mr. A.
Albert Monroe fDarrell Brownj. But everything is not under control,
and Pat is equally anxious.
And suddenly .... Ann is back! With her bags at the station, her
ticket purchased, the realization has come over her that she cannot build
happiness by creating unhappiness. In a brief hour, Ann has sensed the
meaning of sacrifices. The money which was her nest-egg, the profits
from a business venture of hers and Pat's, she has loaned to Frances
and her husband to solve their financial problem. She will postpone her
It is her father who makes the decision now. He realizes thatthough
Ann is only eighteen, she is a woman . . .with a woman's understanding
selflessness. Her business venture proves her maturity. With twenty-
five minutes to catch the train we find the family and neighbors scurrying
about to transform Ann from the little bobby-soxer in saddle oxfords and
bandana . . . to a young woman about to be married . . . a bride who is
"so very young".
Jr. - Sr. Prom Of '49
All juniors had been busily working as the week of May 20th rolled
around. Yes, the junior class was to entertain the seniors at the annual
banquet and prom.
The theme chosen this year was "The Forty Niners" honoring the
seniors. Appropriate invitations and place cards were presented to
The beautiful Camellia Room in the Hotel Frisina at Taylorville
was the scene of the banquet. The program consisting of the following
was presented after the banquet!
Star Dust . . ...... . . . . . . Bob Clower
Cheri-Cheri-Bin ...... . . . . . . Melvin Rich
Red Roses for a Blue Lady . . . . Loren Arkebauer
Old Man River .................. Edward Jones
Careless Hands and The Happy Farmer . Ramona Bilyeu
Alice June Beaty, Joyce Reynolds, Marian Smith
Master of Ceremonies ........... Frank Hornbeck
Following the banquet and program, dance music was furnished by
Chaw Mank's Orchestra in the High School gymnasiunn. The theme of
the prom was carried out in the decorating of the gym also. Dance
programs were issued. '
The ceiling of the gym was covered to give the effect of a large
wagon wheel. One corner was occupied by a covered wagon enclosed by
a rail fence. The orchestra was seated in the other corner at the same
end of the gyrn.
The stage was transformed into a pretty setting for the crowning of
the queen. There were blue and white dec o r ations with baskets of
peonies adding to the splendor.
The name of the queen was revealed by the retiring queen, Clara
Richter, as she crowned Miss Pauline McLean queen of the 1949 prom.
The members of the queen's court included: Ramona Bilyeu, Juanita
Davidson, Gloria Taylor, and Marian Smith. During the ceremony the
queen was presented with a dozen red roses and a cosmetic bag by the
junior class. The next dance was honoring the new queen, her attendants,
and last year's queen. The g r and march brought the c e r e monie s
honoring the queen to a close.
The rest of the evening consisted of dancing and refreshments.
. i5 if
THE CREST STAFF
Here it is! The annual you have patiently awaited is now in your
hands. The Crest staff hope you enjoy reading and browsing through
the year book.
Much of the credit for the annual goes to Miss Sleevar, our sponsor
and commercial teacher, who spent many hours advising and working with
As far as the financial status is concerned all the seniors worked
hard to make the quota. Ioan Engelhart and Carolyn Curvey really
showed some salesmanship during the magazine drive with Joan's sales
topping S 125 and Carolyn's total subscriptions were next high. Richard
Bails, Dwight Ebe, and Amos Johnson also did some selling of a different
nature. They sold advertising to the business firms.
Money-making, however, was not the only thing to be done. Often,
as you advanced toward the school house you would hear these words,
"Watch the birdie". Many of the pictures are due to the efforts of the
camera staff. Perhaps you would see a girl flying down the hall with a
handful of money after she had had a conference with the ad-sellers.
That was our business manager. Or maybe you would venture into the
commercial room and find a group of feverishly working seniors-the
sports editor, the art editors, the activities editor, class editor, will
and prophecy editor, editor-in-chief, or assistant editor.
The staff is as follows:
Advertising . . .
Art Editors .
Camera Staff . .
Class Editor . . .
Sports Editor. . .
Will and prophecy
. . . Marian Smith
. . . . Joan Engelhart
. Gloria Taylor
. . . Richard Bails
. . Barbara Hill
. Richard Bails
Don R athgeber
. . . . Ramona Bilyeu
. .. ......BobClower
And that is the tale of this book and a few of the people who worked
to give it to you.
Please read the ads also, as these people have sponsored the book.
Assistant Director . .
Prison Matron ....
Judge Heath ........
District Attorney Flint .
His Secretary .......
Defense Attorney Stevens
His Secretary .......
Clerk of The Court . .
Karen Andre ......
Dr. Kirkland ......
Mrs. John Hutchins . .
Homer Van Fleet . . .
Elmer Sweeney ,,,,.
Nancy Lee Faulkner . . .
Magda Svenson ......
John Graham Whitfield .
Jane Chandler ......
Sigurd Jungquist . .
Larry Regan ,...,...
Roberta Van Rensselaer
. . Mrs. Robinson
. Gloria Taylor
. Norma Jones
. . Jim Donaldson
. . . Jim Stanley
. . . . Bob Clower
. . Pauline McLean
. . Lester Curvey
. . Barbara Grundy
. . . Jim Swinger
. . . . Marian Smith
. . . . . . Alice Beaty
. . . . . . Dick Bails
. . Frank Hornbeck
. . . Barbara Hill
. . Joan Englehart
. . Melvin Rich
. . Sylvia Taylor
. Edward Jones
. . Ramona Bilyeu
Sensor P oy
NIGHT OF JANUARY 16TH BY AYN RAND
The senior class play, directed by Mrs. Robinson, was a three-act
drama full of suspense and excitement. The action of the play took place
in a court room. Karen Andre, played by Marian Smith, was on trial for
the murder of Bjorn Faulkner. Lester Curvey and Bob Clower served
as attorneys. A jury was chosen from the audience.
Bjorn Faulkner had been murdered on the night of January 16th. and
on that same night Karen Andre had been seen pushing a body off of the
roof of the penthouse. Acording to "Underworld Larry Regan", played
by Ed Jones, this was the body of a gangster named Lefty O'Toole.
Karen had served as secretary to "Swindler Bjorn Faulkner" up to
the time of his marriage to Nancy Lee Whitfield,played by Barbara Hill.
Melvin Rich, acting as father of Nancy Lee, demanded that all personal,
as well as business, relations between Mr. Faulkner and Miss Andre be
cut off. At the time Karen had been discharged, however, Bjorn did not
stop seeing her.
To add to the anxiety and suspence there were many witnesses for
and against Karen. They consisted of Dr. Kirkland fDonald Lee Rathge-
berj, the doctor who had been called to examine the body of Mr. Faulkner:
Mrs. John Hutchins fAlice June Beatyj, the negro wife of a janitor with
"no gumption": Homer Van Fleet fDickBailsD, a private investigator who
had been hired by Nancy Lee to shadow Bjorn Faulkner, Elmer Sweeney
fFrank Hornbeckj, a round faced, rookie policeman, Magda Svenson QJoan
Engelhartj, who speaks with a Swedish accent in a loud raucous voiceg
Jane Chandler QSylvia Taylorj, a handwriting e xpe rtg Sigurd Janguist
fCharles Johnsonj, rather timid and also speaks with a Swedish accent,
and Roberta Van Rensselaer fRamona Bilyeuj, the wife of Lefty O'Toole.
No courtroom scene can be complete without a prison matron, who
was played by Norma Jones, a bailiff, Jim Donaldsong secretaries, Bar-
bara Grundy and Pauline McLeang a clerk, Jim Swinger, a stenographer,
lone Mundhenkeg and naturally a judge, played by Jim Stanley.
After all the testimonies had been given the jury was called from the
audience to give their decision. This was, indeed, an unusual play because
the audience played a very important part in it.
We wish to thank Mrs. Robinson for her long hours of hard work and
patience. Someone else we should definitely mention is Gloria Taylor,
assistant director. She also had a big task and fulfilled it well.
Seated: Sue Mae Stewart, Barbara Lowis, Mrs. Robinson.
Standing: Virginia Oller, Melba Taylor, Glenn Myers, Marjorie Jenkins
Mary Whalen, Alice June Beaty, Carolyn Curvey.
This page sponsored by
GOLLOGHER'S HARDWARE, TAYLORVILLE, ILLINOIS
If you were to visit the Morrisonville High School you would find
many students in the library. Some may be reading newspapers and mag-
azines, some may be checking out books, and still others will be just
Some of the outstanding new books of the year are: Son 2 Q-ie Black
Stallion, 101 Years' Entertainment, Cheaper by the Dozen, Highpockets,
Story of the Negro, River of the Wolves, Watch for 1Tall White Sail, and
Inside ttf F. B. I.
We have quite a store of magazines too. For the girls there is
"Seventeen", for the boys we find "Boys' Life", and for the interest of
all we notice "Life", "Post", Readers' Digest", and other magazines of
Of course there are daily newspapers, comics and all, which we enjoy
Individual name cards are used for checking out books this year. If
you lose your card youhave to pay S 1.00 for it. By using these individual
cards it is much more convenient to find misplaced or lost books. There
are also fines for overdue books.
We think Mrs. Robinson has certainly helped us to have a better
library. She has worked during her free hours and after school to make
it more beneficial to the students.
The Library Staff also deserves credit for a well-run library. This
group of students have agreed to take care of the library for one period
each day. They are always willing to help you locate books, check them
out, or notify you of books overdue.
The Staff is as follows:
1 hour . . . . Marjorie Jenkins
2 hour . . . . Sue Mae Stewart
3 hour . . . Carolyn Curvey
4 hour . . . . . Alice Beaty
5 hour . . . . Melba Taylor
6 hour . . . . Glenn Myers
7 hour . .. ........... Barbara Lowis
8 hour ............. Virginia Ollers
Many enjoyable hours have been spent in the Library this past year
and we know students will continue to enjoy this advantage. '
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"When the lessons and tasks are all ended,
and the school for the day is dismissed,
The students are far from idle
As you see by the following list."
Quotation taken from The Children
by Charles Monroe Dickenson
First day of school. It seemed nice to come to school
F. F. A. all school party. What a time !
Senior pictures taken at Burchett's in Springfield.
Christian County institute. Everyone's playing hooky
except the teachers.
Final Rehearsal for play. Everyone nervous.
Junior play, "So Very Young", is big success.
National F. H. A. week.
Went to Springfield to hear Marine Band.
Band gave assembly program.
Freshmen Party. "Green" freshmen get hep.
First Ball game. Guests of Raymond. Too badwe
had to beat them.
Edinburg visited Morrisonville--onlyto be defeated.
Thanksgiving vacation. My what eaters we were !
Mt. Olive came to defeat Morrisonville.
Underclassmen broke the camera. '
Tri City game here. Mohwaks were victorious.
We journeyed to Divernon for another victory.
Band's fall concert.
The boys in scarlet and gray defeated Auburn.
G. A. A. again sponsored after game dance.
We visited Edinburg to bring home another victory.
Girard felt the Mohawk's strength--even on Girard's
F.H.A. sponsored all school party. Crowned queen.
Santa even attended party.
F. H. A. meeting.
Oh' boy. Christmas holidays begin.
Return to school with a groan.
We meet Pawnee and another victory is chalked up
We meet Tri City for another win over the blue and
Mohawks defeated at Nokomis by the Redskins.
Farmersville watches their team lose to Morrison-
Tourney at Kincaid. Morrisonville ousted by Kincaid
on the 25th.
We visited Auburn for another win.
Raymond is defeated on Morrisonville's floor.
Band concert at Palmer.
Virden also loses to Mohawks.
Nokomis's lose is our gain. Morrisonville now tied
with Nokomis for first place in conference.
Stonington visits us. We won.
Morrisonville band gives concert in Raymond.
Girard comes to Morrisonville for a defeat. Seniors
sponsor after game dance.
Waverly was our guest on the basketball floor.
Another victory for M. H. S.
Team's off to St. James. We won, that entitled us to
tie for c onfe r e nc e first place with Nokomis.
Basketball r e gional s . Morrisonville plays Pana.
losing in an over time game. f
Raymond gives us an exchange concert.
College day at Taylorville. S enio r s interested in
college learn some of the rituals of college.
F. H. A. gala carnival. Postponed to a later date
due to lack of coal.
Oh Boy! Teachers institute.
District Music contest at Lincoln.
Literary meet, held at Morrisonville.
Junior-Senior prom. Everyone happy! Well, I guess
Baccalaureate Service. Seniors are honored. Our
school days are nearly over.
Last day of school.
The Graduates of 1950
YOUR CHEVROLET DEALER
MORRISONVILLE SALES COMPANY
"Every Deal A Good Deal"
A. M. Shea, Mgr.
SMITI-1's ELECTRIC SHOP Compliments
. . Of
Hot Point Appliances
, , I PODSHADLY BARBER SHOP
Phone 4081 Class of 1950
C. H. MacPHERSON M. D
Office - 4001 Res - 4002
HARBERT'S TIRE SHOP
MOTEL AND CAFE
Chicken, Steak and Spaghetti of
Cooked to Order
Chili, Soup, Sandwiches Dr. and Mrs.
RALPH M. SEATON
Rosze1l's Ice Cream
MORRISONVILLE FARMERS CO-OPERATIVE COMPANY
Morris onville , Illinois
W. P. BALSLEY JONES' GARAGE
IMPLEMENT CO. Shell Products
John Deer p
Quality Farm Implements Official Truck Testing Station
Phone 2231 Morrisonville, Illinois
THE SHIRLEY SHOP
North Side Square
Anywhere - Any Time
Since 1908 Phone 1085
ILLINOIS POWER CO .
SITE OIL COMPANY
Gas, Oil, Accessories
Bill Dowdy, Manager
Cornplirnents D. R. L. CO-
of Groceries, Dry Goods
JONES' BARBER SHOP 'Shoes
To The Quality and Service
Class of '50
Phone 41418: 312.1
Moorman's Feed Since 1885
FOR GOOD RESULTS
BLAKELY'S DEPT. STORE
Makers of Protein and Mineral
Concentrates Farmers Need Everything for the -T11Hi0l1'n
but Cannot Raise or Process
on Their own Farms. A new Complete Deparment of
W. G. SPEISER Coats, Suits, Dresses, Sportwear
Divernon, Illinois and Formal Attire I
BERRY'S ICE CREAM STORE
The only homemade ice of
cream in Taylorville
McVEY AND SON
I. I. Case, Dealer
For Better Service
See Your Standard Oil Agent
BERT AND WAYNE ANDERSON
If You Do Not Find
What You Want
E. Side Sq. Tlaylorville, Ill.
THE WADLEY CO.
Poultry- Eggs -Cream
"We Pick it Up"
Dealer in Iowealth Seed Corn
Ralph Hancock, Prop.
Office-3241 Res. 4641
Taylor ville ' s Leading Store
For Men and Boys
FIRST STATE BANK
Sound and Conservative Banking
Deposits Insured Up To S5000
MORTON'S DRUG STORE
Gifts - Cosmetics
Wallpaper and Paint
North Side Square
T aylor ville , Ill .
Ful - O - Pep Feeds
Phone 195 Taylorville
HOWARDS BEAUTY SHOPPE
Creators of Loveliness
West Side Square
WIDES OIL CO.
Gas For Less
Virgil E. Davis, Prop
BOSTON AND PECK IMPL. CO-
Oliver - New Idea - Dunham
Authorized Sales and Service
G. ANDERSON AND SON
Jewelers Since 1875
West Side of Square Taylorville, Illinois
Watches, Clocks, Diamonds
Leather Goods and Glassware
Watch, Clock and Jewelry Repairing
BUESINGERS MOTOR SALES
Chrysler and Plymouth
Sale and Service
217 E. Main Phone 322
MARSCH SERVICE STATION
Marathon Gas and Oil
Tires, Tubes, and Batteries
FARMERS SUPPLY CO.
Charle s Schweitzer
Phone 3531 Phone 3481
TEX FURNITURE STORE
Furniture, Radios, Rugs,
Linoleum, Ranges 8: Heaters
Electric and Power Washers
102 East Market Phone 61
Plate Lunches - Sandwiches
Fountain Servic e
Compliments JOHN M. BECKER
of The Store for Dad and the Boys
LeNORE BEAUTY SALON M01-1-isonvillie, 111,
Phone 4101 If its new, we have it.
GILBERT H. LARGE 8: CO.
Market and Webster
Chevrolet - Buick - Cadillac
Phone - 155
BIVIN FUNERAL HOME
HARRISON MOTOR SALES
Cor. Webster and Main St.
Cross Hibrid Seed Corn
Mc DANIEL 'S SHOPPE
Ladies Ready To Wear
West side Square
DR. R. G. LYNCH
Farm Calls Answered
DIPLOTTI'S SHOE STORE
ADRIAN'S SHOE SERVICE
Crosby Square, Health Spot
Jarman, and Vitality Shoes
Fine Shoe R epairing
EP'S TAILOR SHOP
Good Cleaning Saves Clothes
Sales and Service
COLE EQUIPMENT CO.
International Farm Machinery
and Motor Trucks
Mo r risonville , Illinois
W. H. KENT
GAUER'S INSURANCE AGENCY
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'SHOE STORE 'MEN'S STORE
- Taylorville, Illinois
To Have Your Shoes Repaired,
You Get New Appearance
With Old Shoe Comfort
LA SUSA SHOE BUILDER
Custom Made Shoes Othopedic
Meat and Vegetables
BOYD LUMBER CO.
Phone 3 92 5
ALOYSIUS J. MCLEAN
General Line of Insurance
Life - Fire, Wind Storm, Automobile, Public Liability
Farm Loans -- 4011
Phone 43 81
Compliments BILL'S TOASTY
Taylorville's Leading Store
Coats - Suits - Dresses
lll N . Main
MORRISONVILLE LUMBER CO .
May Tags - General Electric
.Tohn Duffy, Mgr.
Nation - Wide Store
Vegetables and Meats
Morrisonville , Illinois
'Photography for the Particular'
Fine st oil and color Photography
North Side Square
fover Tex App. Storej
Kaiser - Frazer
Willys - Overland Jeeps
Sales and Service
TAYLORVILLE MOTOR SALES
I 215 W. Main
LAVONNE BEAUTY SHOP
Gifts for Every Occasion
The Store That Friendship Built
Taylorville - Springfield
Hardware For The
Home and Farm
' Phone 2251
Paint and Wallpaper
Venetian Blind Gifts
DOLLAR for DOLLAR
You Can't Beat a
The class of 1950, wishes to extend our sincere thanks to
All students and teachers who helped in anyway in prepara-
tion of the annual.
The camera staff for their pictures.
Mr. Graham for his co-operation.
Burchett's Studio for their photographic work.
Miss Sleevar for her advice and help.
Business men who so gladlypurchased advertisement forthe
The students who purchased annuals.
SNYDER TRUCK SERVICE
Phone 3941 Palmer, Illinois
FARMER'S GRAIN CO.
Raymond McWard, Mgr.
We Buy and Sell
Grain, Feed, Seeds, and Coal
Phone 3821 Palmer, Illinois
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