Morrisonville High School - Crest Yearbook (Morrisonville, IL)
- Class of 1955
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Published by Senior Class of '55 MORRISONVILLE COMMUNITY UNIT HIGH SCHOOL Morrisonville, Illinois
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"As the M. H. S. Ship sails the Sea of Knowledge in search of the Isle of Know, many things befall the crew. To be a log in which to preserve your memories of the eventful voyage is the purpose of this 1955 Mohawk. "
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Co-Editor Janann Duffy Superintendent James C. Graham Editor John Stanley
4Mr. Carl Rathgeber Mr. Joe C. Boyd
Mr. Wayne LeFever
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The board of education plays an important role in our school. They meet the many problems that arise and make the decisions which many times take long tiring hours of thought and discussion. Their job is not an easy one, and we, the students of Morrison-ville High School, wish to take this means of letting them know how much we appreciate their untiring efforts to make and keep Morrisonville High a school we can be proud to say we graduated from.
Mr. Cletus Weitekamp
Mr. Orville Beckmier Secretary Mn Ross MooreSccfrenuttcKcie tt 'Pnlaccfrai
Mr. James C. Graham
Mr. Graham, our superintendent and high school principal, has been an exceptional help to all students of Morrisonville High. His examples of interest, willingness, trust and dependability made our school years profitable and enjoyable.
Mrs. Ruth Dey School Secretary
Mr. Francis L. Griffith
Our high school principal, Mr. Griffith, has competently handled the many problems which he is confronted with. We appreciate his efforts which have made the two years he has been with us beneficial.
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Supervision of junior high and grade school affairs is a big job but is very capably handled by Mr. Stephenson. His willingness and determination will make for better M. C. H. S. high school students of tomorrow.
Mr. H. B. StephensonMR. FRANCIS GRIFFITH B. Ed. -Illinois State Normal M. Ed. -University of 111. Subjects: Physics, Math
MRS. BETTY PETERSEN B. S..-Carthage College Graduate Study-Colorado Subjects: Commercial
MR. LAWRENCE KEMP B. A. -Illinois College Subjects: Social Science, Biology, World History
MR. JOHN GUDGEL B. S.-Bradley University Subject: Industrial Arts
MRS. IRENE WELCH B. Ed. -Eastern State Subject: Home Economics
MR. WILLIAM BULLARD B. S. -Oklahoma A M Subject: AgricultureMR. GEORGE DUNCAN B. Phys. Ed.-Purdue Univ. Subjects: Dr. Training, Social Sc., Gen. Sc.
MISS IRMA McWARD B.S. Ed.-Southern 111. Univ. Subject: Physical Education
MR. JAMES SMITH B. S. Ed.-Southern 111. Univ. Subjects: Physical Education, American History
MR. ANTONE TEPATTI A. B. -McKendree College Subject: Band
MRS. BERNICE ROBINSON B. S.-Jamestown College Subjects: Latin, Vocal Music, English
MR. TILLMAN MARTIN B. S.-Mississippi So. College Subjects: English, Dramatics, Librarian, Physical EducationWilliam Lauer Reno Yattoni Carrol O'Brien
Mrs. Lillie Bethard Mrs. Helen Painter Mrs. Edith Beaty Mrs. Lillian Eyman Mrs. Edna Secrest
Ralph Hancock Jim Steele Glen Lamb Edward Lauer Ralph Welch Arthur Dyson Jack Dey Charles Jackson
Compliments of STANLEY'S MARKETSem n (fyate
Boyce Me Ward President
Four years of work and fun have come to a close for the seniors of '55. As graduation day grows nearer we stop for a moment to think of the past four years.
It was not only the fun we had, but the pleasure of working with one another which have made these years so memorable. As we cast a glance into the future, we realize that some of our names will be only remembered history as are those of past classes, but we look forward to the coming years with hope and anticipation. The seniors of '55 leave M. C. H. S. with fond memories of high school days.
CLASS OFFICERS AND ADVISERS
Boyce McWard, President; Glenn Fesser, Vice-President; Lenora Lucas, Treasurer; Lois Ann Garner, Secretary; Mrs. Petersen, Mr. Griffith, and Mr. Smith, Advisers.
FARMERS GRAIN CO. Palmer
F.F.A. 1,2,3, 4; Paper Staff 3,4; Chorus 2,3,4. SHIRLEY BABBS
Class Vice-President 1; F.H.A. 1,2, 3,4; G.A.A. 1,2; Paper Staff 3,4; Chorus 1; Annual Staff 4.
Class President 1; F.F.A. 1,2, 3,4; Carnival King and Queen Court 4; Chorus 2.
F.H.A. 4; Paper Staff 3,4; Annual Staff 4.
F.F.A. 1,2.3, 4; Chorus 1,2.
WAYNE CRAVENS Chorus 1, 4; Track 3, 4.
F.F.A. 1,2,3, 4; F.F.A. Reporter 3; Band 1,2, 3, 4.
DAVE EGBERT Track 1; Annual Staff 4.
F.H.A. 1,2,3, 4; F.H.A. Reporter 3; Class Play: Paper Staff 3,4; Annual Staff 4.
Track 1,2; Basketball 1,2,3; Library Staff 4; Library Staff President 4; Chorus 1, 2, 4; Paper Staff 4; Annual Staff 4.
Class Secretary 2; F.H.A. 1, 2,3, 4; F. H. A. President 3; F.H.A. Reporter 2; Prom Queen 3; Carnival Queen's Court 3; Chorus 1, 2,3,4; Accompanist 4; Class Play; Editor of Tomahawk 3; Paper Staff 4; Assistant Editor of Annual 4.
GALEN LEE FRANKLIN
F.F.A. 1. 2, 3, 4; F.F .A. Treasurer 2; Track 1; Class Play; Band 1, 2.
Class President 3; Class Vice-President 4; F.F.A. 1,2,3,4; F.F.A. Vice-President 3; F.F.A. President 4; Class Play; Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Paper Staff 4; Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4; Annual Staff 4.
F.H.A. 1,2; G. A. A. 1.2, 3, 4; G. A. A. Point Recorder 4; Cheerleader 2; Carnival Queen 3; Library Staff 3, 4; Library Staff Vice-President 4; Paper Staff 3,4; Chorus 4; Annual Staff 4.
LOIS ANN GARNER
Class Treasurer 1, 2; Class Secretary 4; F.H.A. 1, 2, 3,4; F.H.A President 4; Prom Queen Attendant 3; Class Play; Paper Staff 3,4; Annual Staff 4.
WAYNE GRUNDY F.F.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 2.DAVID JONES
Class Treasurer 3; F.F.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; F.F.A. Treasurer 3; F.F.A. Reporter 4; Baseball 1,2,3; Basketball 1.2,3; Carnival King 4; School Paper 3,4; Chorus 2,3, 4; Annual Staff 4.
F. H.A. 1,2,3, 4; G.A.A. 1; Prom Queen's Attendant 3; Class Play; Chorus 1,2; Band 1,2, 3,4; Annual Staff 4.
GLEN JONES Baseball 1,2.
G. G.A. 1,2, 3, 4; Class Play; Library Staff 1,2,4; Paper Staff 4; Chorus 1,2,3,4; Annual Staff 4.
F.H.A. 1,2,3,4; F.H.A. Treasurer 3; Prom Queen’s Attendant 3; Carnival King and Queen's Court 4; Paper Staff 3,4; Annual Staff 4.
BILL K UNGER
F.F.A. 1,2, 3, 4; Band 1,2, 3,4; Basketball 1,2,3, 4.
Class Secretary 1; F.F.A. 1,2,3, 4; Track 1; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Paper Staff 4; Chorus 1, 2;
Class Treasurer 4; F.H.A. 1,2,3, 4; F.H.A. Parliamentarian 3; F.H.A. Recreation Leader 4; Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4; G.A.A. 3,4; G.A.A. Activity Leader 4; Prom Queen's Attendant 3; Carnival King and Queen Court 4; Class Play; Annual Staff 4.
BOYCE Me WARD
Class Vice-President 2; Class Vice-President 3; Class President 4; Band 1, 2, 3,4; F.F.A. 1, 2,3,4; F.F.A. Secretary 3; Basketball 3; Annual Staff 4.
F.H.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; G.A.A. 1, 2,3, 4; Library Staff 3, 4; Paper Staff 3, 4; Chorus 3, 4; Annual Staff 4.
RONALD SCHROYER Chorus 1, 4; Annual Staff 4.
DOLORES O 'BRIEN
F.H.A. 1, 2,3,4; F.H A. Parliamentarian 4; G. A. A. 1,3, 4; G.A.A. Recreation Leader 4; Prom Queen's Attendant 3; Class Play; Library Staff 3; Paper Staff 3, 4; Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4; Annual Staff 4.
F.H.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; F.H.A. Historian 3; G.A.A. 1,2,3, 4; Prom Queen's Attendant 3; Class Play; Paper Staff 3, 4; Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4; Band 1, 2,3, 4; Annual Staff 4.
F.F.A. 1,2, 3, 4; Paper Staff 3, 4; Band 1, 2; Annual Staff 4.
Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1; Chorus 1, 2; Band 1, 2.
G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Chorus 3.BARBARA SPENCER
F.H.A. 1,2,3, 4; G.A.A. 1,2; Paper Staff 3,4; Band 1, 2,3,4; Annual Staff 4.
Track 4; Basketball 1; Class Play; Chorus 1,2, 3,4; Class Sec. 3; Editor of Annual 4.
F.H.A. 1; G.A.A. 1,2. 3,4; G.A.A. Point Recorder 2; Class Play; Library Staff 3,4; Paper Staff 3,4; Chorus 1, 2,3,4.
F.F.A. 1,2,3, 4; F.F.A. Treasurer 4; Sports Manager 3; Paper Staff 3,4; Band 1, 2; Annual Staff 4.
F.F.A. 1,2, 3, 4; F.F.A. Sentinel 3,4; Track 1,2,3, 4; Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Paper Staff 3, 4; Paper Editor 4; Chorus 1, 2, 3,4; Annual Staff 4.
F.H.A. 1,2,3,4; F.H.A. Vice-Pres. 3; Project Chairman 4; G.A.A. 1,2, 3,4; G.A.A. Bowling Manager 2; Treasurer 3; Paper Staff 4; Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4; Annual Staff 4.
G.A.A. 1,2,3,4; F.H.A. 1,2; Library Staff 2,3, 4; Class Play; Paper Staff 4; Annual Staff 4.
F.F.A. 1,2, 3, 4; Band 1,2.
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Lenora Clark Judy Dodson Janann Duffy Linda Ewig Lois Ann Garner Dolores Harris Boyce McWard Donna Thacker
Good Luck Seniors, D. R. L. SUPPLY COMPANYSmtar (?ta i4,
When in the course of school events, it becomes necessary for the Senior Class to dissolve the educational bonds which have connected it to the other classes, and to assume the duties of citizenship for which their school life has prepared them, a decent respect to the opinion of the other classes requires that they should transcribe this history leading up to their graduation.
We, the Senior Class of 1955, entered the doors of M. C. H. S. in the fall of 1951, feeling a bit apprehensive but eager to begin our higher education. Our class elected Jerry Beiermann, President; Shirley Babbs, Vice-President; Lois Garner, Treasurer; and Joe Lamb, Secretary. Our class sponsors were Mrs. Robinson and Mr. Kruzel.
As our second year convened, we elected Larry Smith, President; Boyce McWard, Vice-President; Lois Garner, Treasurer, and Janann Duffy, Secretary. Mrs. Westermeier and Mr. LeMay were our class sponsors. Diane Edwards was chosen from our class to help in the cheerleading for the basketball games. Shirley Oiler and Donnis Jack were the twirlers from our class.
As Junior statesmen, we began our third session by electing Glenn Fesser, President; Boyce McWard, Vice-President; David Jones, Treasurer; and John Stanley, Secretary. Mrs. Bowen, Miss McWard, and Mr. Smith were our sponsors. Our class play "The Little Dog Laughed," proved to be a great success. Diane Edwards was chosen Queen of the school carnival. To climax the school year, we presented a prom and banquet in favor of the senior class in which Janann Duffy was chosen Queen of the Prom.
Taking our honored places as senior statesmen, we had as our sponsors Mrs. Petersen, Mr. Griffith, and Mr. Smith. The class officers were as follows: Boyce McWard, President; Glenn Fesser, Vice President; Lenora Lucas, Treasurer; and Lois Garner, Secretary. David Jones was chosen King of the school carnival.
We were guests at the Junior Prom and Banquet held in our honor.
And for the support of this declaration and with a firm reliance on what the future holds for us, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.Barbara Huddleston President
Thirty-six juniors entered the halls of M. C. H. S. in the fall of '54 looking forward to an enjoyable year.
The juniors were well represented in all organizations and proved to be very capable leaders in many of them.
Their play, "Let's Face It" and the Prom were the highlights of the year.
It is with confidence that they step up to be "sophisticated seniors. "
CLASS OFFICERS AND ADVISERS
Barbara Huddleston, President; Eugene Leach, Vice-President; Carrol Smith, Secretary; Linda Beckmier, Treasurer; Miss McWard, Mr. Tepatti, and Mr. Gudgel, Advisers.
Good Luck Seniors LOWE'S HARDWARE STOREJames Bergschneider Becky Anderson Bill Campbell
Linda Beckmier Doris Dey Mary Alice Ellis
Phyllis Franklin Bill Clark
Herman Durbin Shirley Franklin
Marilyn Himstedt Harris Graham
Best Wishes Seniors SMITH'S ELECTRIC SHOPGary Herzog Barbara Huddleston Donald Kramer
Mary Louise Jones LaVern Loman Janice Millburg
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Eugene Leach Caroline Munson
Phyllis Oiler Lyle McWard
Ronald Painter Nadine Rathgeber
Compliments of MILLBURG'S DRUG STORE
Karen Brady President
The sophomore class returned to school with 46 members and plenty of enthusiasm.
The class members were busy taking part in their school activities. They were represented in F. H. A. , F. F. A. , G. A. A. , Band, Chorus, cheerleading, and athletics.
After finishing two successful years in high school, they are now looking forward to the last two years at M. C. H. S. during which they will surely succeed.
CLASS OFFICERS AND ADVISERS
Karen Brady, President; Harry Lee Vangeison, Vice-President; Marilyn Gowin, Secretary; Diane Burchie, Treasurer; Mrs. Robinson, Mr. Kemp, and Mr. Martin, Advisers.
Bernard Brackenhoff Mary Babbs Sam Brown
Ruth Beaty Ronnie Cole Karen Brady
Gary Crites Diane Burchie Larry Dowdy
Rose Ann Clark Larry Fesser Sharron Dyson
Ronnie Henderson Mary Eyman Roger Hertel
Compliments of MORRISONVILLE TIMESAnita Ferrill lone Fisher Charles Ray Hudson
Kay Franklin Bob Jenkins Marilyn Gowin
Richard Jurgena Mary Grundy
Mickey McElroy Sheryl Hill Larry McKinney
Doris Jack Tom Millburg Betty Lou Jones
Congratulations Seniors--HELEN'S COFFEE SHOPJoe O'Brien Elaine LeFever Joann Mayberry
Joyce Shake Raymond Oiler JoAnn Sheedy
Theresa Smith Carl Prose
Harry Lee Vangeison Pat Sommerfield Ron Vangeison
Jean Turner Dale Weitekamp Marjorie Waterman
Best Wishes, Seniors--JOHNSON'S EQUIPMENT COMPANYKay Duffy President
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On September 1, 1954, 36 "green freshies" started their high school days at M. C. H. S. Their first big school function was the allschool party given in their honor by the seniors.
The freshies soon got into the school spirit by joining school organizations and taking active parts in them.
Memories of their freshman year will always remain with them as they continue their high school career.
CLASS OFFICERS AND ADVISERS
Kay Duffy, President; Andrea McWard, Vice-President; Jerry Taylor, Secretary-Treasurer; Mrs. Welch, Mr. Duncan, and Mr. Bullard, Advisers.
Best Wishes Class of '55 HARBERTS TIRE SHOPLorraine Beaty Gary Dailey Kay Duffy
Lamar Fesser Lois Durbin Ron Graham
Ruth Grundy Jack Hachenberg
Dallas Kent Cathy Hogge
Best Wishes Seniors, D J CONFECTIONARYt?ne £ Ke t
John Painter Della Skinner
Joyce Smith Norman Schultz
Best Wishes Class of '55 WRAY'S STANDARD STATION
Sharon Land Irene Langen Kirby Lindsey
Carol Sue Loman Andrea McWard Mary OilerDale Smith Noella Sparks Lorraine Thacker
Marcella Todt Lois Ann Voorhees Allen Stewart
JoAnn Williams Jerry Taylor
Ivan Young Joyce Wilson
Good Luck Seniors,
JONES GARAGETfacCenctateniett r? W rr Students
Mary Alice Ellis Shirley Franklin Harris Graham Barbara Huddleston Donald Kramer Eugene Leach Karen Saffer Lynda Schober Janet Shoraga
Karen Brady Bernard Brockenhoff Diane Burchie Rose Ann Clark Anita Ferrill Larry Fesser Kay Franklin Marilyn Gowin Doris Jack Betty Lou Jones Larry McKinney Joyce Shake Jo Ann Sheedy Jean Turner
Kay Duffy Ron Graham Jack Hachenburg Cathy Hogge Dallas Kent Irene Langen Sharon Land Andrea McWard Dale Smith Allen Stewart Jerry Taylor Marcella Todt
Compliments of MARSCH SERVICE STATION'Sa e all
FRONT ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: M. McElroy-infield; L. Dowdy-outfield. SECOND ROW: B. Jenkins-shortstop; K. Lindsey-outfield; N. Schultz-outfield: R. Cole-infield; R. Painter-pitcher; J. Lamb-third base; D. Weitekamp-outfield; A. Smith-infield. BACK ROW; D. Wanack-outfield, pitcher; R. Oiler-outfield; L. McWard-first base, pitcher; G. Herzog-catcher; J. Waterman-centerfield, pitcher; C. Prose-second base; H. Graham-second and third base; E. Porter-outfield.
The baseball squad of 1954-1955 played together as a real team in their fights for victories and enjoyed every moment of it.
Although the coaches are losing three good players this spring, they are hoping and planning on a season of even better results in 1955-1956.
1954 FALL BASEBALL SCHEDULE
F armersville 2 Morrisonville 1
Raymond 0 Morrisonville 5
Ball Township 8 Morrisonville 1
Edinburg 4 Morrisonville 3
Raymond 1 Morrisonville 5
F armersville 12 Morrisonville 1
1955 SPRING BASEBALL SCHEDULE
Best Wishes Seniors-SHAW'S BEAUTY SHOP
Coach Smith . Coach Duncan
Lyle McWard-first base Carl Prose-second base Bob Jenkins-shortstop Joe Lamb-third base Harris Graham-
Dale Weitekamp-left field John Waterman-center field Don Wanack-right field Elvin Porter-
Compliments of I. L. VANCIL Realtor
CATCHER Gary Herzog
PITCHER Ron Painter
‘Wtettt exa"S Squad Schedule
Nov. 16 Mt. Auburn 35 M. H. S. 41
19 St. James 24 M. H. S. 2 5
23 Divernon 28 M. H. S. 34
30 Raymond 40 M. H. S. 56
Dec. 3 Auburn 33 M. H. S. 32
10 Stonington 46 M. H. S. 44
11 Kincaid 54 M.H. S. 51
14 Coffeen 51 M. H. S. 39
17 Nokomis 42 M. H. S. 58
2 1 Edinburg 44 M. H. S. 42
Jan. 6 Farmersville 59 M. H. S. 35
7 Franklin 27 M. H. S. 37
18 Raymond 36 M. H. S. 29
21 Nokomis 51 M. H. S. 50
Feb. 1 Virden 54 M. H. S. 35
5 Farmersville 40 M. H. S. 21
8 Northwestern 42 M. H. S. 32
11 Girard 27 M. H. S. 47
1 5 Waverly 35 M. H. S. 33
18 Pawnee 46 M. H. S. 29
FRONT ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Richard Jurgena, Allen Stewart, Norman Schultz, Dale Weitekamp, Bob Jenkins. SECOND ROW: Harry Vangeison, Ronnie Cole, Raymond Oiler, Ivan Young, Ron Graham, Coach George Duncan.
Best Wishes Class of '55 VIRGINIA'S CAFE
FRONT ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Bill Klinger, Gary Herzog, Lyle McWard, Ron Vangeison, Joe Lamb. SECOND ROW: Elvin Porter, Carl Prose, Don Wanack, John Waterman, Harris Graham, Ron Painter, Larry McKinney, and Coach James Smith.
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Nov. 16 Mt. Auburn 38 M. H. S. 67 Jan. 6 Farmersville 69 M. H. S. 63
19 St. James 38 M. H. S. 69 7 Franklin 56 M. H. S. 64
2 3 Divernon 66 M. H. S. 63 18 Raymond 55 M. H. S. 57
30 Raymond 68 M. H. S. 38 21 Nokomis 57 M. H. S. 71
Dec. 3 Auburn 46 M. H. S. 47 Feb. 1 Virden 61 M. H. S. 70
10 Stonington 48 M. H. S. 55 5 Farmersville 62 M. H. S. 48
11 Kincaid 63 M. H. S. 48 8 Northwestern 65 M. H. S. 69
14 Coffeen 58 M. H. S. 60 11 Girard 42 M. H. S. 58
17 Nokomis 50 M. H. S. 57 1 5 Waverly 62 M. H. S. 74
21 Edinburg 69 M. H. S. 90 18 Pawnee 65 M. H. S. 62
CMS TOURNAMENT -MT. AUBURN Jan. 11 Auburn 69 M. H. S. 59
MORRISONVILLE INVITATIONAL 2 6 Nokomis 56 M. H. S. 65
TOURNAMENT 27 Raymond 51 M. H. S. 58
28 Kincaid 71 M. H. S. 57
M. H. S. won second place trophy REGIONAL TOURNAMENT-VIRDEN Mar. lLanphier 114 M. H. S. 45 Compliments of FISHBURN'S FUNERAL HOMEDon Wanack Senior Forward
Joe Lamb Senior Guard
Ron Vangeison Sophomore Forward 3
Best Wishes Seniors,
John Waterman Junior Center
Carl Prose Sophomore Guard
MORRISONV1LLE STATE BANK
Coach Jim Smith's team gave the fans some exciting thrills during the 1954-55 season.
Out of the twenty-five games played, the Mohawks won sixteen and lost nine, several by a narrow margin.
The high scoring men were Gary Herzog with 342 points; Joe Lamb with 325 points; Bill Klinger with 275 points; and Lyle McWard with 222 points.
The Mohawks added two trophies to the M.H.S. collection this season. They won the Second place trophy in the Morrisonville Invitational Tournament and were Co-Champs of the M.S. M. Conference sharing the honors with the Auburn and Divernon.
Lyle McWard Junior Forward 7H» S.
Coach Smith and Coach Duncan's aim this year was not only a "top team, " but the promotion of sportsmanship and school spirit among the members of the teams. This goal was well achieved and, as a result. Coaches Smith and Duncan can be well satisfied with their accomplishments.
Coach James Smith Ass't. Coach George Duncantrack team members
LEFT TO RIGHT: Harry Vangeison-880 yd. . Dale Weitekamp-dasher; Jerry Snyder-440 yd. ; Don Wanack-dasher, weights; Gary Herzog-discus; John Waterman-880 yd. dash; Ronnie Vangeison-mile; Harris Graham-440 yd. dash; Wayne Cravens-220 yd. dash, hurdles; Larry McKinney-220 yd. dash (not pictured).
The 1955 track team is made up of last year's champions. At the C. M. S. Conference held at Kincaid May 27, 1954, Don Wanack, Carry McKinney and Wayne Cravens made up the varsity relay which placed 4th. The freshman relay which consisted of Dale Weitekamp, Ronnie Vangeison, and Harry Lee Vangeison won the 5th award.
Don Wanack was also a point winner along with Gerald Jones, a graduate of '54, at the M. S. M. Conference held at Virden.
The Morrisonville High School students can be proud of having this fine group of boys to represent them at the spring track meets in the coming year.
1955 SCHEDULE FOR TRACK MEETS
April 26..............C. M. S. Meet Kincaid
May 3..............County Track Meet Kincaid
May 10................M. S. M. Meet Virden
May 15................District Track Meet
Best Wishes Seniors, DR. AND MRS. RALPH SEATON440-880 DASH Jerry Snyder Harris Graham Harry L-ee Vangeison
Ron Vangeison . . 880 DASH
John Waterman. . MILE(tyeenCeacL u,
The fall of 1954 saw the election of four young girls as cheerleaders of the Morrisonville High School. They worked long and hard hours in developing their cheers. It seems as though part of their success wore off onto the team as they were very victorious. They followed the teams through thick and thin, and win or lose they were there encouraging them on until the final decision.G.A.A. OFFICERS Barbara Huddleston, Secretary-Treasurer; Lenora Lucas, Athletic Manager; Janice Millburg, President; Miss McWard, Advisor; Geraldine Smith, Vice-President; Diane Edwards, Point Recorder; Dolores O'Brien, Recreation Leader.
The Girls Athletic Association is composed of High School girls who are especially interested in athletics. Individual and group sports are carried out either after school or in the evening, with points being earned for each hours participation. Awards are presented on awards day to girls who have participated in at least twenty-five hours of activities.
In addition to sports, several parties are also given. This year a hike and weiner roast at Boyd's Lake and an all night party in the gym were the outstanding events.
President, JANICE MILLBURG
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FIRST ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT; Elaine LeFever, Cathy Hogge. Barbara Huddleston, Diane Edwards, Linda Beckmier, Lorraine Beaty, Lorraine Thacker, Mary Oiler, Marcella Todt, Joyce Smith. SECOND ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT; Joyce Wilson, Ruth Grundy, Sheryl Hill, Sharron Dyson, DonnisJack, lone Fisher, Betty Jones, Mary Eyman, May Grundy, Andrea McWard, Kay Duffy, Marjorie Waterman, Dolores O'Brien, Lenora Lucas, Joyce Wagner. THIRD ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Gerry Smith, JoAnn Sheedy, Karen Brady, LaVerne Loman, Janice Mill-burg, Karen Saffer, Carrol Smith, Anita Ferrill. Dorris Jack, Pat Som-merfield, Mary Hancock. Jean White. FOURTH ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Mary Alice Ellis, Janet Shoraga, Marilyn Gowin,Diane Burchie, Elaine Rathgeber, Phyllis Franklin, Shirley Franklin, Becky Anderson. Donna Thacker, Glenna Secrest.
WILLIAM D. COY, Builder?■ ?■
Members of the Morrisonville Chapter of the Future Farmers of America had a busy-schedule during the 1954-1955 school year.
Several of the boys attended the National Plowing Contest held at Olney, Illinois in September, the National F. F. A. Convention at Kansas City, Missouri in October, and the International Livestock Exposition at Chicago in December.
Glenn Fesser, president of the group, was awarded the State Farmer Degree at the State F. F. A. Convention. Harris Graham played in the State F. F. A. Band.
The Father and Son Banquet held in January was the highlight of the year for the F. F. A. group.
F.F.A. OFFICERS Gene Leach. Secretary; Mr. Bullard, Advisor; Glen Fesser. President; Dave Jones, Reporter; Fred Van-geison, Treasurer; Don Wanack, Sentinel; Lyle McWard, Vice-President.
President, Glenn Fesser Awarded State Farmer Degree
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FIRST ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Eugene Leach, Harry Vangeison, Bill Klinger, Bernard Dozier, Glenn Fesser, Donald Kramer, Harris Graham, Don Wanack, Lyle McWard, and Eugene Schultz. SECOND ROW.: Rich Wilson, Harold Wade, Elvin Porter, Fred Vangeison, John Waterman, Dave Jones, Jerry Beiermann, Gene Wilson, Wayne Grundy, and Bill Clark. THIRD ROW: Bob Bethard, Boyce McWard, Charles Hudson, Lawrence Beaty, Dale Smith, Joe Lamb, Galen Franklin, Norman Schultz, Lamar Fesser, and Roger Hertel. FOURTH ROW: Jimmy Mutchler, John Painter, Jack Hackenburg, Jerry Taylor, Larry Fesser, Dallas Kent, Bernard Brakenhoff, Richard Jurgena, and Joe O’Brien.
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Best Wishes EP'S TAILOR SHOP
This has been the second year of Industrial Arts instruction at M. C. H. S.
Until the beginning of the 1953-'54 school year, there was very little chance for a boy to learn anything about Industrial Arts at Morrisonville High unless he was interested in the farming program. If this was the case, he could take Agriculture I, II, and III. In the fall of '53, however, the Industrial Arts course was offered in the school curriculum. Industrial Arts was set up not to include one certain craft, but the basic fundamentals of four crafts: wood-working, metal working, electricity, and mechanical drawing. It is a four year course, therefore making it possible for a boy interested in farming to include Industrial Arts in his program after completing three years of Agriculture.
Industrial Arts, a very worthwhile course, gives a person experience in the use of tools, working in cooperation with others, and making decisions.
Mr. John Gudgel was the very capable Industrial Arts instructor during the 1954-'55 school year.F.H.A. OFFICERS Historian, Carrol Smith; Projects Chairman, Jean White; Treasurer, Janice Millburg; Vice-President, Barbara Huddleston; Advisor, Mrs. Welch; President, Lois Ann Garner; Secretary, Shirley Franklin; Public Relations Chairman, Janet Shoraga; Recreation Chairmen, Lenora Lucas and Karen Brady; Parliamentarian, Dolores O'Brien.
LOIS ANN GARNER
Chapter Father-Mr. Wayne LeFever Chapter Mother-Mrs. Bernard Millburg
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FIRST ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Rose Ann Clark, Jean White, Donnis Jack,
Lynda Schober, Barbara Huddleston, Caroline Munson, Angela Schweitzer, Elaine LeFever, Ruth Beaty, Phyllis Franklin, SECOND ROW: Lois Ann.Garner, Judy Dodson, Shirley Babbs, Linda Ewig, Sheryl Hill, Marilyn Gowin, Mary Babbs, Lois Voorhees, Sharon Land, lone Fisher, Noella Sparks, Judy Edwards, Mae Grundy, Linda Beckmier. THIRD ROW: Doris Jane Dey, Joyce Shake, Kay Franklin, Janice Millburg, Becky Anderson, Janann Duffy, Barbara Spencer, Anita Ferrill, Carrol Smith, Pat Somerfield, Mary Spencer, Dorris Jack, Mary Jones, Karen Saffer, Dolores Harris. FOURTH ROW: Irene Langen, Sharon Dyson, Shirley Franklin, JoAnn Mayberry, Diane Burchie,
Mary Eyman, Betty Lou Jones, Karen Brady, JoAnn Sheedy, Janet Shoraga, Mary Ellis, Geraldine Smith, Joyce Smith, Ruth Grundy. FIFTH ROW: Joan Williams, Dolores O’Brien, Lenora Lucas, Marjorie Waterman, Andrea Mc-Ward, Kay Duffy, Lois Durbin, Jean Turner, Leonora Clark, Nadine Rathgeber, Elaine Rathgeber, Marilyn Himstedt, Mary Oiler, Marcella Todt, Joyce Wilson, Lorraine Beaty.
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The members of the Latin Club of '54 and '55 chose "Porta Latini" which means "Gateway to Latin" as its name. The members of the club and Mrs. Robinson, adviser, meet at the end of each six weeks period. The losers of the Vocabulary Quiz, which is held during the six weeks, serve refreshments and members of the club plan entertainment. The club chose two projects, a Christmas Party held on December 17 for the former Latin students, and the raising of money for Roman togas. The members of the club are: Shirley Franklin, Kay Franklin, Becky Anderson, Diane Burchie, Karen Brady, Mary Babbs, Jo Ann Sheedy, Beverly Windell, Richard Jurgena, Marilyn Himstedt, and Joyce Shake.
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LEFT TO RIGHT: Larry Fesser, Lawerence Beaty, Charles Ray Hudson, Don Wanack, Wayne Cravens, Albert Eyman, John Stanley, Ron Schroyer, Glenn Fesser, Lamar Fesser.
FRONT ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Joyce Wagner, Lenora Lucas, Jean White, Dolores O'Brien, Lorraine Beaty, Donnis Jack, Ruth Beaty, Elaine LeFever, Barbara Huddleston, Diane Edwards, Lorraine Thacker. SECOND ROW: Mary Oiler, Joyce Smith, Joyce Wilson, Jean Turner, Kay Duffy, Marilyn Gowin, Caroline Munson, Sharon Land, Della Skinner, Marcella Todt. THIRD ROW: Carol Loman, Marjorie Waterman, Theresa Smith, Donna Thacker, Phyllis Franklin, Elaine Rathgeber, Janet Shoraga, Gerry Smith, Cathy Hogge. FOURTH ROW: Becky Anderson, Mary Hancock, Jo Ann Sheedy, Jo Ann Mayberry, Doris Jack, Anita Ferrill, LaVern Loman, Janann Duffy, Karen Saffer, Mary Jones.TH-cxect
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FRONT ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Mrs. Robinson, Mary Hancock, Becky Anderson, Jo Ann Sheedy, Doris Jack, Mary Louise Jones, Anita Ferrill, Janann Duffy, Karen Saffer, Janet Shorga, Elaine Rathgeber, Jean White, Phyllis Franklin. SECOND ROW: Lenora Lucas, Elaine LeFever, Ruth Beaty, Lorraine Beaty, Geraldine Smith, La Verne Loman, Sharon Land, Marjorie Waterman, Jo Ann Mayberry, Jean Turner, Dolores O’Brien, Cathy Hogge. THIRD ROW: Marilyn Gowin, Caroline Munson, Barbara Huddleston, Diane Edwards, Donnis Jack, Kay Duffy, Donna Thacker, Marcella Todt, Joyce Smith, Joyce Wilson, Lorraine Thacker, Tereasa Smith, Mary Oiler, Joyce Wagner. FOURTH ROW: Larry Fesser, Lawrence Beaty, Harry Vangeison, Charles Hudson, Donald Wanack, Wayne Cravens, Albert Eyman, John Stanley, Ronald Schroyer," Roger Hertel, Glenn Fesser, Lamar Fesser.
M.H.S. Choruses under the direction of Mrs. Bernice Robinson made their 1st appearance this year at the Christrpas program. The groups also found time during the busy holidays to go Christmas caroling with their director thus bringing Christmas spirit into the homes of many elderly persons.
Three entries were entered in the solo emsemble contest held at Auburn, Illinois in the spring. Two soloists, Karen Saffer and Caroline Munson, and the girls' ensemble were the contestants. Members of the ensemble are Lenora Lucas, Lorraine Beaty, Elaine LeFever, Caroline Munson, Janann Duffy, Karen Saffer, and Kay Duffy.
To climax a successful year the vocal groups presented a spring concert for the public.
Recognition should be given to Janann Duffy, who gave so generously her time this year as choral accompanist.
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FRONT ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Mary Eyman, Don Kramer, Angela Schweitzer, Ruth Grundy, Bernard Dozier, Mary Frances Spencer, Barbara Spencer, Ronnie Vangeison, Karen Saffer, Janice Millburg, Glenna Secrest, Marilyn Gowin. SECOND ROW: Linda Beckmier, Linda Ewig, Cheryl Hill, Shirley Franklin, Becky Anderson, Elaine Rath-geber, Andrea Me Ward, Judy Edwards, Caroline Munson, Diane Burchie, Mae Grundy. THIRD ROW: Glenn Fesser, Joyce Shake, Jerry Snyder, Ruth Beaty, Kay Duffy, Lorraine Beaty, Irene Langen, Mary Louise Jones, Harry Lee Vangeison, Roger Hertel, Larry Fesser, Joe O'Brien, Director, Mr. Antone Tepatti. FOURTH ROW: John Painter, Jerry Taylor, Dallas Kent, Bernard Brackenoff, Lamar Fesser, Ron Graham, Bill Klinger, Carl Prose, Ron Cole, Boyce Me Ward, Harris Graham, Lyle Me Ward.
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The M.C.H.S. Band under the capable direction of Mr. Antone Tepatti adds life and pep to any occasion where it is playing. The band started out the school year by participating in the fall concert with the Kincaid and Stonington bands.
Spring activities included contest entries at Auburn,
Illinois and a spring concert. The band members proudly wore their new uniforms for the first time at the Christmas program.
Sincere thanks and appreciation for the uniforms is extended by the group to the Band Boosters and the Board of Education.
Parents of all band students organized in the fall of 1954 and soon became well known as the Band Bossters. Officers for the year were: President-Mr. Ed Munson, Vice President-Mr. Charles Schweitzer, Secretary-Mrs. Jess White Treasurer, Mrs. Robert Ewig.
FRONT ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Kay Duffy, Jerry Snyder, Glenn Fesser, Becky Anderson, Karen Saffer, Elaine Rathgeber, Linda Ewig, Glenna Secrest, Janice Millburg, Marilyn Gowin, Linda Beckmier. SECOND ROW: Harry Lee Vangeison, Roger Hertel, Lamar Fesser, Jerry Taylor, Ruth Beaty, Lorraine Beaty, Irene Langen, Joyce Shake. THIRD ROW: Mary Louise Jones, Harris Graham, Ron Graham, Bernard Brakenhoff, Dallas Kent, Larry Fesser.
FRONT ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Dallas Kent, Mae Grundy, Diane Burchie, Mary Jones, Caroline Munson, Janice Millburg, Donald Kramer, Lamar Fesser. SECOND ROW: Kay Duffy, Jerry Snyder, Glenn Fesser, Joyce Shake. THIRD ROW: Bernard Brakenhoff, Larry Fesser, Harry Lee Vangeison, Ron Graham, Roger Hertel, Harris Graham.
Best Wishes Class of 55, YUM YUM SHOP
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The junior play, a wacky comedy by Felicia Metcalf, staged in the M. H. S. gym on October 22, proved a success both as entertainment and financially.
"Let's Face It" concerned the hectic Carr family and their propensity for getting out of one jam into another. Their old-maid aunt Lucinda descends upon them, inherits $50, 000 which later turns out to belong not to her, but to someone else. She than goes on a shopping binge. Janet Roden, a wealthy acquaintance of daughter Laine Carr, comes unexpectedly for a visit, creating multitudinous problems. And always and everywhere love and flirtation reared their pretty heads.
Members of the cast and their roles were as follows:
Mary Louise Jones as
Herman Carr . Mrs. Carr . George Carr Carol Ruth Carr . Laine Carr .
Aunt Lucinda Carr Dicky Turner . Don Drennen Mr. Drennen Mickie Strong .
Liz Estes Janet Roden Mr. Yeates Delivery Boy . Mrs. McDuffie. Furniture Movers.
. . Donald Kramer
. Karen Saffer . . Harris Graham
. . Caroline Munson
. Barbara Huddleston .Shirley Franklin . . . Eugene Leach
. . . Lyle McWard
. . . Elvin Porter
. Angela Schweitzer . . Geraldine Smith
. . Janice Millburg
. . . Ron Painter
. . . Jerry Snyder
. Mary Louise Jones . . . Gary Herzog
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The Girls' Glee Club presented a short operetta entitled "The Feast of the Red Corn" as a part of the spring vocal music program on May 14, 1954.
The action revolved around a feast that the maidens of the Wanta tribe of Indians celebrated each year. The maiden who found the first ear of red corn in the feast was to be granted her dearest wish by the Gods of the Four Winds. This year Queen Weeda Wanta joined the maids, hoping to get the red ear because of her great desire for the safety of the chief, who was away on a journey. The main characters were:
Queen Weeda Wanta . Dorothy Armitage Queen's children:
. .Elaine LeFever Barbara Huddleston . . Alice Fesser
Impee Light................Karen Saffer
(Queen's younger sister)
Old Sqaw. . . . .Mary Louise Jones
Other members of the Glee Club were: Ruth Beaty, JoAnn Mayberry, JoAnn Sheedy, Caroline Munson,
Becky Anderson, Diane Burchie, Ramona Brakenhoff,
Jean White, Janann Duffy, Darlene Weitekamp, Dolores O'Brien, Lenora Lucas, Diane Edwards, Donna Thacker, Donnis Jack, Mary Hancock, Marilyn Reynolds, Elaine Rathgeber, and Caroline Miller.
The operetta was presented under the capable direction of Mrs. Bernice Robinson, vocal music instructor.
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Best Wishes, Seniors CLYDE COLE TRUCKING SERVICE
Don Wanack Editor
Glenn Fesser—Assistant Editor Mr. T. L. Martin—Adviser Janann Duffy----News Editor
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Assistant Editor . . . Glenn Fesser
News Editor .... Janann Duffy
News Reporters . . . Shirley Babbs,
Diane Edwards, Lois Garner, David Jones, Fred Vangeison
Feature Editor. . . Elaine Rathgeber
Feature Writers . . . Mary Hancock,
Lenora Lucas, Barbara Spencer
Sports Editor.................Joe Lamb
Sports Writer.....................Glen Jones
Jean White, Dolores O'Brien
Gossip Editor.............Judy Dodson
Proof Readers . . . .Leonora Clark,
Donna ThackerEDITORIAL STAFF
Editor. Co-Editor Copy Editor Writer
Layout Editor Paste-up.
Photo Editor Snapshots Group Pictures
. John Stanley . Janann Duffy . Lenora Lucas Dolores Harris . Judy Dodson . Donna Yard . Ron Schroyer Fred Vangeison . Albert Eyman
Dolores O'Brien Typing Editor .Elaine Rathgeber Typists . . . Lenora Clark,
Shirley Babbs BUSINESS STAFF Business Managers ....
Glenn Fesser, Linda Ewig Book Salesmen . Eugene Schultz, Jean White, Barbara Spencer, Dave Jones, Donnis Jack, Dave Egbert Advertising Salesmen
Mary Hancock, Don Wanack, Diane Edwards Advertising Copy Workers. Boyce Me Ward, Lois Ann Garner ADVISER . Mrs. Betty Petersen
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Congratulations Seniors RAY HUDSON Auctioneer
Karen Saffer, LaVerne Loman, Barbara Huddleston and Diane Edwards.
The group's unifying purpose is to engage in activities --social, educational, etc. - -that will add interest to the library It is hoped that posters, book displays, book reviews and such projects fostered by them will help to "sell" the use of the library to students.
Best Wishes Seniors, LeNORE BEAUTY SHOP
The library club, "The Book-worms, " was organized November 5, 1954. Albert Eyman became president by acclaim, and Diane Edwards was elected vice-president. Mr. Martin, librarian, is the faculty adviser.
Members of the club, all of them library assistants, are: Nadine Rathgeber, Lynda Schober, Shir ley Franklin, Becky Anderson, Karen Brady, Cathy Hogge,
Betty Lou Jones, Lorraine Thacker, Donnis Jack, Donna Thacker, Donna Yard, Albert Eyman, Mary Hancock, Glenna Secrest,f£HTUfifS
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GLENN FESSER Glenn, was selected to be the 1954-1955 yearbook King by popular vote of the Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior Classes.
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SOPHOMORES Larry McKinney Joyce Shake
FRESHMEN Jerry Taylor Irene Langen
SENIORS Dave Jones Dolores Harris
Lyle Me Ward Barbara Huddleston
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JANANN DUFFY Janann, was selected to be the 1954-1955 yearbook Queen by popular vote of the Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior Classes.
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A moon-lit rose garden set the scene for the 1954 Junior-Senior Prom held in the high school gymnasium May 20, 1954. Preceeding the dance, the members of the senior class of '54 and the faculty were guests of the junior class at a banquet held in the knotty-pine room which was beautifully decorated with roses and candle light in keeping with the theme.
Following the banquet, the faculty and guests entered the garden of ''Moonlight and Roses." The melancholy music of Les Corso's orchestra, the silver stars overhead and the soft moonlight made one feel as though he were really and truly spending an evening in a world of enchantment.
As the evening of dancing and enjoyment drew to a close, the queen of the prom, Janann Duffy, was crowned. As the lovely queen and her court walked to the beautifully decorated throne, the orchestra provided a background of soft music. The queen, who was escorted by Glenn Fesser, was crowned by the 1953 prom queen, Dorothy Armitage. Gerald Jones, senior class president, escorted Dorothy. Immediately following the crowning, Queen Janann was presented with a bouquet of beautiful red roses. Members of the court were: Lenora Lucas escorted by Jerry Beiermann; Dolores Harris escorted by Don Wanack; Lois Garner escorted by Fred Vangeison; Dolores O Brien escorted by Lawrence Beaty; Linda Ewig escorted by Joe Lamb, and Elaine Rathgeber escorted by Galen Lee F ranklin.
The coronation of the queen climaxed an evening of "Moonlight and Roses" that will remain a favorite in the memories of all attending.
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Janann Duffy, daughter of Mrs. John Duffy, was selected as the senior girl at Morrisonville High School to receive the D. A. R. Good Citizenship Award for 19 55. Faculty members made the final selection from among three senior girls who had been chosen by members of the class.
The award, made through cooperation of the Peter Meyer Chapter of D. A. R. at Taylorville, is based upon dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.
Janann, in addition to being an honor student, served as editor of the school paper, "The Tomahawk," during her junior year, and as assistant editor of the 1955 yearbook.
She has held membership in the FHA throughout her four years of high school, was president of the Chapter her junior year and was the reporter during her second year in high school. She was Junior-Senior Prom Queen, and was also selected to receive the Citizenship and School Spirit Awards.
Janann has been a member of the chorus for four years and is a member of the girls' vocal ensemble. She also served as accompanist for student vocal and instrumental soloists.
Compliments of DON ANDERSONIt is the year 1065. and the biggest Alumni Homecoming Dance in tne history of Morrisonville High School is in full swing. Eddy Howard’s Band is playing for the big occasion in the high school's gymnasium. Everyone is there from students who went to the school in 1955 to students now attending in 1965. Boyce McWard has come in with his pretty wife. Boyce has just won the nobel prize for his new mathematical tneory about the Fourth Dimension.
Glen Jones, an undertaker, and Galen Franklin, head of the American Stock Car Racing Division are having a heart-to-heart talk. Galen, who trained the world's fastest driver, also gives Glen a good supply of customers.
Mrs. Lester Mayo, the former Leonora Clark, now the wife of the famed surgeon of the Mayo Bros. Research Hospital sent her regards, but was unable to attend. Being a doctor herself? she is of great help to her husband. They have now set up various research laboratories throughout the country.
I heard that Dave Jones has a new job as a circus clown, with Barnum and Bailey. A natural! Dave Egbert is keeping his eye on Glenn Fesser. The reason?
David is now with the F. B. I. and he is investigating Glenn, a concert saxaphonist for transporting jewels in his saxaphone case.
Fred Vangeison has been setting a new record for himself. Two-hundred and fifty miles an hour in his flop mobile with his arm out the window.
Wayne Cravens and Ron Schroyer told us they have just entered one of the many contests on "You’ll Be Sorry. " Wayne is demonstrating how much acid you can drink before it kills you. Ron has just entered the "Get Out of My Way Contest" where he is entering his pet ant-eater.
Dolores Harris just arrived all decked out in her stewardess uniform. She has been with the Pan-American Air-Lines for six years now, and is usually "up in the clouds" about something.
Rich Wilson and John Stanley have just completed their tenth trip to the moon. We aren't sure just what’s up there, but it must be pretty good or they wouldn’t keep going back. Next time maybe they’ll bring us a specimem.
Bernard Dozier, one of the biggest cattle ranchers in the state of Texas, just walked inside. When he came in he left his guns and spurs at the door. Wayne Grundy had to leave his rifle at tne door, too. Wayne came home two weeks ago from Africa where he has been hunting rhinoceroses.
Shirley Babbs just set a new record by swimming the English Channel, not just across, but all the way around and back--nonstop.
Mary Hancock and Donnis Jack, fashion designers for Sacs Fifth Avenue, informed us that they have Deen offered a job in Paris as private designers for the famous Gabor Sisters.
The former Diane Edwards, now wife of a famed archetect had a hard time finding a baby-sitter but finally got here. With three sets of twins, why wouldn’t a baby-sitter be hard to get?
Joe Lamb, now head basketball coach at the University of California brought some trophies his team has won, just for proof. None of us had any reason to doubt the team’s victories after seeing them wallop Utah on color T. V. last month.
Bob Bethard and Allan Smith have made some records in speed boat racing and stunt flying, respectively. They also caused a new record of squeamish stomachs.
Elaine Rathgeber, now a professor of chemistry at Oxford University has just made her prediction official that within two years the "money tree" which produces $10.00 bills, will be available in all leading department stores.
Now the spotlight is on Donna Yard--a rising opera star. All we can say is "The Metropolitan Opera isn't what it used to be." A modern dancer is next on the program. Her dance is odd, maybe extreme would be the word--so it must be and is none other than Donna Thacker.
Barbara Spencer, first woman mayor of Taylorville has returned to Morrisonville to see how things have been progressing. She was much surprised to find that the once small population of 1200 has increased to 2400 and the once "little town" is now a thriving metropolis.
Judy Dodson has returned from her famous expedition in Africa. She reports the natives are now almost all college graduates.
Jerry Beiermann and Nora Lucas are now happily married and the parents of a large family. Jerry is now the manager of Campbells Tomato Soups. We near Nora has to watch him because he runs into a lot of cute "tomatoes" in his business.
Don Wanack has retired from baseball pitching and is managing the Brooklyn Dodgers just for pastime.
Jean White is running a beauty shoppe, "Jean's Beauty Salon. ’’ Outside stands a sign "Tne Frizzier the Busyer."
Dolores O’Brien has been taking accordian lessons at Eastern State in order to accompany Maestro Bill Klinger and his "Toot The Flute" Sympnony Orchestra.
Glenna Secrest has recently been promoted to A Sargeantin the Wacs. Her once soothing voice is now a growl.
Lawrence Beaty is a wealthy antique collector. He just arrived on a bicycle built for two. With him is his most valued antique, his wife whom he picked up in Arabia.
Lois Ann Garner has just written a new book entitled "What’s Wrong With Mice." Eugene Schultz is helping her advertise tne book. He has been standing on street corners singing "Three Blind Mice."
Linda Ewig is still working on her newspaper column "Advice to the Lovelorn. " Janann Duffy is also working on the same newspaper, but she keeps Linda in business.
Albert Eyman just ran up on the stage; he didn't want to be left out because he has a few words to say. Everyone is settling down for a long stay because Albert is known for his long-windidness since he became Speaker of the House in Washington. So on went the dance and on went the lives of the Alumni--we wish each of them good luck and happiness.
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The school carnival with the theme of "Halloween Festival" was held Saturday night, October 30, 1954, and was indeed an evening of enjoyment. Sponsored by the senior class and Future Homemakers of America, the carnival was a real success. Both groups worked hard and were truly rewarded for their efforts made to add some money to their treasury. The coronation of the carnival King and Queen was the climax of the evening. Miss Barbara Huddleston was crowned "Queen of the Carnival" by Miss Diane Edwards, last year's queen. Dave Jones was crowned "King of the Carnival" by the senior class president, Boyce McWard. Crown bearers were Eric Smith and Nancy Dey. The King and Queen's court included Irene Langen, Jerry Taylor; Lorraine Beaty, Jack Hackenburg; Dorris Jack, Larry McKinney;
Mae Grundy, Harry Lee Vangeison; Dolores Harris, Eugene Leach; Shirley Franklin, Lyle McWard; Lenora Lucas, Jerry Beiermann.Shirley
Congratulations Class of '55 RAY HUDSON, AUCTIONEER
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We, the class of nineteen hundred fifty-five, being in our right mind do
hereby make and declare this to be our last will and testament:
I, Shirley Babbs, leave my height to Mary Frances Spencer,
I, Lawrence Beaty, leave my "speed" to anyone who wants it.
I, Jerry Beiermann, leave my meanness to Ronnie Henderson, but I hope he doesn't make as many trips to the office as I did.
I, Bob Bethard, leave my little red Ford to the school for the boys.
I, Leonora Clark, leave my place on the honor roll to my brother, Howard.
I, Wayne Cravens, leave my dear old English book to anyone who thinks they can make more D's than I did in English.
I, Judy Dodson, leave my freckles to Doris Jane Dey.
I, Bernard Dozier, leave my senior textbooks to Gene Wilson.
I, Janann Duffy, leave my job as accompanist for the chorus to Mary Louise Jones.
I, Diane Edwards, leave Virgil to anyone who thinks they can take him.
I, Dave Egbert, leave my bashfulness to a few freshies.
I, Linda Ewig, leave all my good times in high school to all incoming freshmen.
I, Albert Eyman, leave my little black address book to Gary Dean Dailey.
May he make good use of it.
I, Glenn Fesser, leave my ability to play a saxophone to Alan Eggersmier. Hope he does better than me.
I, Galen Lee Franklin, leave my Chevrolet to Jack Hackenburg so he can have as much fun as I did in and about M. C. H. S.
I, Lois Ann Garner, leave my ability to yell at the basketball games to Irene Langen.
I, Wayne Grundy, leave my athletic ability to James Bergschneider.
I, Mary Hancock, leave the fun of trying to keep up with the senior classes and the square dances at the same time to Beverly Windell.
I, Dolores Harris, leave my dimples to anyone that wants them.
I, Donnis Jack, leave my position on the library staff to Dorris Jack.
I, Dave Jones, leave my ability to always get ahead in lunch line to Harry Lee Vangeison.
I, Glen Jones, leave my fountain pen to Sam Brown so he won't have to borrow one any more
I, Bill Klinger, leave my big bass horn to anyone who thinks he's strong enough to handle it.
I, Joe Lamb, leave my basketball ability to Allan Stewart.
I, Lenora Lucas, leave the happiness I had during noon hours in that certain English room to lone Fisher.
I, Boyce McWard, will gladly leave.
I, Dolores O'Brien, leave my ability to stack lockers to Ronnie Vangeison.
Hope he has better luck than I did.
I, Elaine Rathgeber, leave my typing ability to Diane Burchie.
I, Eugene Schultz, leave all my ambition in P. E. classes to Bill Campbell.
I, Glenna Secrest, leave my bleached hair to Beverly Windell.
I, Allan Smith, leave my skates to anyone who thinks they can skate on them.
I, Barbara Spencer, leave my height to Jerry Taylor.
I, John Stanley, leave my English book to Jerry Snyder. GOODLUCK JERRY!
I, Donna Thacker, leave anything anyone wants but my diploma,
I, Fred Vangeison, leave anything in the way of school that anybody wants.
I, Don Wanack, leave my track ability to Larry McKinney in hopes that he will use it to a great extent.
I, Jean White, leave everything that I forgot to take with me to Elaine LeFever.
I, Rich Wilson, leave all my books to incoming freshmen.
I, Donna Yard, leave Howard to anyone who thinks they can get him from me.Loafers Conference Stretchy, isn't it Surprised Big deal Three lasses Hey there Hot Rod Lunch time Hi There Love birdsSeaton, 'PenooacUitteo
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NAME SONG POSSESSION FOOD AMBITION
Shirley Babbs I Need You Now Driver's License Hamburgers Milkshakes Secretary Housewife
Lawrence Beaty Hey There Shotgun FritfJ Chicken Farmer
Jerry Beiermann Out Behind the Barn Lenora (I hope) Lenora’s cake Farmer
Bob Bethard 1 Don't Hurt Any More Motorcycle Fried Chicken Farmer
Leonora Clark Mr. Sandman Class Ring Pork Chops Doctor
Wayne Cravens Heart of My Heart Ball glove Spikes Strawberry shortcake Successful
Judy Dodson Mr. Sandman Watch Pineapple upside-down cake Secretary
Bernard Dozier This Old House Car Fried Chicken Farmer
Janann Duffy Stardust Record collection Italian Spaghetti Stenographer
Diane Edwards Sweetheart Engagement ring Fried Chicken Housewife
Dave Egbert More and More Motor scooter Pineapple upside-down cake Own a Texas Ranch
Linda Ewig I Need You Now Class ring Fried Chicken Secretary
Albert Eyman Willow Weep for Me Esquire Calendar Bar-B-Qued Steak Texan Bachelor
Glenn Fesser This Old House Elmer, my saxophone Meat Loaf Ice Cream Farmer
Galen Lee Franklin 0; My Pa Pa My 1953 Chevrolet Steak Farmer
Lois Ann Garner This Old House My Diary Fried Chicken Banana Pie Home Maker
Wayne Grundy 0; My Pa Pa Dog Ice Cream Farmer
Mary Hancock I’m a Fool to Care Shoe Skates Apple Pie To get Married
Dolores Harris I Need You Now Taylorville Class ring Boysenberry Pie Airline Hostess
Donnis Jack Mr. Sandman My Diamond Fried Chicken Tomatoes Private Secretary
Dave Jones Teach Me Tonite My Ford Lobster Farming cattleman
Glen Jones Dragnet My little black jewel Fried Chicken To own a motorcycle
Bill Klinger Hot Rod Boogie Motor scooter Strawberry milk shakes Cadillac
Joe Lamb Beer Barrel Polka My little green Ford Steak Spaghetti Air Force Pilot
Lenora Lucas Shake, Rattle n' Roll A certain person's class ring Coney Island Hot Dogs Wife of a service Man
Boyce Me Ward Skokiaan Anything that I own. Fried Chicken Attend 111. University
Dolores O’Brien I'M a Fool to Care Travel Clock Coney Island Hot Dogs Nurse
Elaine Rathgeber I Love you Truly Class ring Hamburger French fries Typist
Ron Schroyer Teach me Tonight Girl friend Fried Chicken Success
Eugene Schultz Out Behind the Barn Green Ford Ice Cream Carpenter
Glenna Secrest It don't Hurt Anymore Shoe Skates Potatoes Square dance on TV
Allan Smith It don’t Hurt Anymore Skates Fried Chicken Race car driver
Barbara Spencer If I give my Heart to You Skates Steak Receptionist
John Stanley I Need you Now Class ring Strawberry shortcake Get Rich
Donna Lou Thacker The High and the Mighty Class ring Fried Chicken Secretary
Fred Vangeison This Old House E. K. L. Fried Chicken Farmer
Don Wanack Shi Boom Kay Pumpkin Pie Successful
Jean White I've Forgotten More Than You'll Ever Know Clock radio Fried Chicken Backs To have a home
Rich Wilson I Need You Now Girls Steak Farmer
Donna Yard I Don't Hurt Anymore My Diamond Apple Pie Fried Chicken Housewife
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Phone 2939 Morrisonville, Illinois
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Your Friendly Purina Dealer Agrico Fertilizer Bear Seed Corn
Good Luck, Seniors
C. F. TODT PLUMBING HEATING ELECTRICAL
PALMER STATE BANK
Member F.D.I.C. Deposits Insured To 10, 000 2 7° On Time Deposits
Oldest State Bank In Christian County
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MORRISONVILLE LORD'S VARIETY STORE BECKER'S CLOTHING STORE LARRY'S BARBER SHOP BUFF'S SUPERETTE LEO E, KINNEY, POSTMASTER DR. O. E. McLEAN JOHN W. GRAY DE WERFF RADIO SHOP CHAS. W. STEWARD
W. J. ENGLAND SON, DEAN
BOSTON PECK IMPL. CO.
DENNIS SHEEDYCompliments of
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2001 Clear Lake Avenue Springfield, Illinois
Best Of Luck Congratulations
For The Future HANCOCK’S SERVICE STATION
PEGWILL PACKING CO. Cafe, Groceries, Notions
Springfield, Illinois Palmer, IllinoisBest Wishes Class of 55
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917 £ast Ac ams Street SP'ingfield, niinois
Illinois Representative For
Midland Laboratories 1207 Western Avenue Champaign, Illinois
Morrisonville, Illinois Phone 3251
BERT ILEAL ANDERSON, REPRESENTATIVES
Standard Oil Company Morrisonville, Illinois
Tom's Candy Representative Good Luck Class of '55Compliments Of W. H. KENT TRUCK SERVICE
PALMER GRAIN CO. Anywhere - - Anytime - - Prompt
Grain Feeds Efficient Service
Owners: Eugene Snyder Morrisonville, Illinois fZf
Class of 1955
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Phone 4041 Morrisonville, Illinois
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To the scarlet and the gray, we pledge our loyalty. When the battle's hardest, we'll come crashing through! M-O-H-A-W-K-S, Mohawks, Mohawks here's to you.
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Cheer for M. C. H. S. , fight for victory!
To the scarlet and the gray, we pledge our loyalty. When the battle's hardest, we'll come crashing through! M-O-H-A-W-K-S, Mohawks, Mohawks here's to you.
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