Morton High School - Cauldron Yearbook (Morton, IL)

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WWW 7' QQ awww? 2 Zjwyfjlwfgymfw My fy 325' ffffvffjfiww M if 5 aw W, ' iqwwwi mvwwlfww XMMLQM MQUMM MW? 'WU WWMQ'mf1 W if -THE CAULDRO1- THE CAULDRON of Morton Township High School Morton, Illinois sf- at I- ,J V s! S Published by the Class of 1942 0 Dean A. Hauter, Editor Rlphl-1 MM' Ad' --THECAULDRO Dedication To Ralph H. McMinn, We, the class of 1942, dedicate this eighteenth issue of the CAULDRON. In the class- room, as our teacher, in class activities as our advisor, or after school hours as a friend, he has gained our high- est esteem and genuine admiration. In this dedication, We hope to express our sincere appreciation of his untiring efforts. --THECAULDRONl- s In September, 1939, an addition to the High School was completed. The entire building is modern throughout, and it contains the latest of equipment. We are proud to be allowed to use the Wonderful building. Morton High has always participated and taken much interest in extra curricular events, including literary and athletic events. M. T. H. S. is a member of the North Cen- tral Association of Colleges and is also accredited by the University of Illinois and the State Department. Foreword The Cauldron staff of 1942 proudly presents this eigh teenth issue of the Cauldron to the students, faculty, and friends of Morton Township High School. If the reading of it recalls to your minds many happy memories, We will have accomplished our sole purpose 'S 1 'L 'W5 v Q ,Q olkgejm . . x QQ-vt' fa' C' ggi, 5 y ,jg 2 5 1 W Q, ' IS, RvR K f A avi I -gg f ' r "?i2'r1wgs" "eg5 W' f , K Q9- Qrder oi Books 1. PERsoNNELp 11. oRoAN1ZATioN lll, ATHLETICS iv. soHooL LIFE ivy' W--H--AfTHPI CAULDRON-- --x OUR PRINCIPAL James G. Hatcher is serving his first year as principal of M. T. H. S. In thisuone year he has so carefully guided the students and faculty that all of them consider him their friend and councillor. Under his su- pervis?on, M. T. H. S. will un- doubtedly make much pro- gress. BCDARD OP EDUCATION Much credit is due the Board of Edu- have a regular monthly meeting night. cation, who spends hours of their time but every month calls for extra time in considering the problems of better- which is devoted to regular necessities ing and helping our school. They of the school. E. C. Robison J. Hugh Phillips Dr. C. J. Buehler J. N. Frank Wm. Rapp P g S HE CAULDRONi- The faculty of M. T. H. S. has, during our four years, helped to prepare us for future life. They have always been ready and willing to help us with any extra work or problems we might have. In addition to teaching, the members of the faculty act as class advisors. They guide our class meetings and activities. They direct our band, chorus, and dramatic productions. Our spring banquets are successfully arranged only by their ceaseless energy and work. For this help we express our gratitude to the faculty. JAMES G. HATCHER Principal Bookkeeping B. S., U. of Mo. 1927. Ozai-K Wesleyan College. Sw. Mo. Teach-er's College. M. S., U. of Illinois 1942. Twelfth year at M. T. H. S. RALPH H. MCMINN Math.g Lating Debate Ed. B., Southern Illinois State Normal U. 1929. M. A., U. of Illinois 1935. Sixth year at M. T. H. S. HELEN M. WALDORF Home Economics B. S., U. of Illinois 1934. U. of Colorado. Second year at M. T. H. S. HARRIET R. WHEELER Commercial Cornell College. A. B. Au- gustana College 1927. M. A. State U, of Iowa. 1939. Sec- ond year at M. T. H. S. ROBERT L. HOYT Science Ed. B., Illinois State Nor- mal U. 1938. U. of Wiscon- sin. Second year at M. T H. S. L-THE CAULDRON FACULTY IN ACTICDN GLENN E. IACQUAT On leave of abs-ence for one year. All the students and faculty have missed him this year, but they are glad to know that he will be able to return next fall. FLORENCE M. DRAKE Englishg Speechg Library Ph. B., Denison U. 1919. M. A., U. of Iowa 1931. U. of Chicago. Northwestern U. First year at M. T. H. S. VILAS A. BENDER Social Science, Band B. S., Milwaukee St. Teach- er's College 1938. U. of Wis. U. of Chicago. First year at M. T. H. S. FLOYD COVILL Industrial Artsg Athletics Ed. B., Ill. State Normal U. 1941. First year at M. T. H. S. MARY GRUSH Math., Gir1's P. E. A. B., Peru, Nebr. St. Teach- er's College 1939. First year at M. T. H. S. JUDITH SPELLENBERG English: Vocal music Marshall College. Ed. B., Illinois State Normal U. 1941. First year at M. T. H. S Page Nine ---THE CAULDRON--- ll! Professor Bender C25 Pay Attention, Merle L33 X, the Unknown Q45 "Doc" Hoyt 153 Bonus a um C63 Amused KT? Late again, Sam! C83 Any questions? 193 Oh, happy day! C105 Was that you, Gene? 4113 Mind your Work, Betty C12 Papa Covill i139 Chief librarian f147 Another test 4153 Head man 1165 The morning paper f17J Are you ready, Hezzy? Page Ten President ....., . 4...... ....,...,. R obert Hull Vice President ... .... ,,..... v.... Robert Eisele Secretary-Treas. .... ,. , Mary Strickfaden Advisors ,.....,7.,r,r,,.. .rrrr R alph MCMIHH Class motto: We have finished, to begin. ---THE CAULDRONl- OFFICERS Floyd D. Covill Class colors: blue and White. Class flower: white carnation. SENIQRS The graduates of 1942 have again been a most active class. They have worked, studied and played with much enthusiasm. Last fall they sponsored the first Social Hour of the season in the form of a "Post-Initiation Ball" in honor of the freshies. In November the Sen- ior class play was admirably presented. Everyone agrees that it was the outstanding dramatic production of the year. The seniors carried out their role as leaders of curricular and extra curricular activities. Robert Hull has been the president of the Athletic Association and also the president of the band. Dean Hauter has been the president of the chorus and the N. F. L. Mary Rohlfing has acted as president of the G. A. A., and Gerry Rapp has served as president of the Social Science Club. In this class there have been many fine athletes. Bill Spahr, Eldon Bauman, Robert Eisele and Merle Rocke will be missed when baseball practice starts next fall. John Getz, Bill Spahr, Jesse Musel-- man and Pete Plattner will be absent in basketball next year. Some boys will be needed to fill the vacancy when Bill Spahr and Dean Hauter do not show up for track next spring. Chorus, band, debate, etc. will have to go to the incoming fresh- men class to fill the ranks vacated by the seniors. In concluding their high school activities the class of 1942 has displayed their usual enthusiasm in publishing this school annual, the 1942 Cauldron. Pg EI lTHE C Ella Marie Bcxier 1E1.3. "She's a girl with a smile and a girl worth While." Band 113 123 133 1435 Chor- us 113 123 133 1435 G. A. A. 113 123 133 143: Home Ec. Club 1135 Social Science Club 123 133 143. Eldon Edward Bauman 1Fanny3. "True modesty is a discerning grace." Science Club 113: Baseball 113 123 133 1435 Basketball 113 123 133 1435 Social Sci- ence Club 143. Richard Joe Belsley 1Rich3. "He has never found the companion that was so companionable as soli- tude." Science Club 113. Verna Mae Belsley 1Verncr3. "She blushed with delight if you gave her a smile and trembled with f-ear at your frown." Home Ec. Club 1135 G. A. A. 123 133 1435 Cauldron Staff Social Science Club Verna Jane Birkey 1Vernu3. "A friend to all, with smile so sweet, The kind of a lass you like to meet." Home Ec. Club 1135 G. A, A. 123 133 143: Librarian 123 1435 Chorus 133 1433 Operetta 1335 Social Science Club 1435 Vice Pres. 1435 Cauldron Staff 143. AUL ON Florence Marie Birky 1F1ossie3 . "Here is a maid with smiling face, Quiet and possessed of grace." Chorus 123 133 1433 Home Ec. Club 1135 G. A. A. 123 133. Robert Frank Eisele 1Bob3. "Sincerity his virtueg frank- ness his policy." Science Club 1135 Social Science Club 1435 Camera Club 123 1335 Class Play 133 1435 Chorus 123 133 143: Operetta 133 1435 Baseball 133 1435 Vice Pres. Class 1435 Philo. Staff 1335 Cauld- ron Staff 143 Track 143. Elizabeth Louise Frank 1Betty3. '1Gentle in her manner, she does bold things in a quiet Way." Home EC. Club 1133 G. A. A. 123 133 1431 Chorus 133 143. Verlcr Mayme Geiger 1Ver13 "Sweet and gentle, until her temper is exposed." Band 113 123 133 1435 G. A. A. 113 123 133 1435 Chorus 113 123 133g Social Science Club 133 1435 Home AEC. Club 1135 Philo. Staff 1335 Cauldron Staff 1433 Operat- ta 113 123 1335 Class Play 133. Samuel Nicholas Gerber 1Scx1omi3 . "He dares do all that may become a rnang who dares do more IS none." Transferred from Henry High School 1135 Camera Club 133: Social Science Club 133 1435 Chorus 1435 Production Mgr. of Class play 143. 'QI- --THE CA Richard Alvin Getz Cl-Xlvinj. "A small package, not es- pecially precious, but a regular guy." Science Club C13. Edna Irene Getz CEddie3. "Form more fair, a face nioresweet, ne'er hath it been my lot to meet." Band C13 C23 C33 C433 Op- eretta C13 C23 C33 C43: Home Ec. Club C133 Chorus C13 C23 C33 C433 Social Sci- ence Club C43. Elton Clarence Getz CMook3 'AA jovial clown, some- times industrious." Science Club C13: Basket- ball C13 C23 C335 Cauldron Staff C43. John I. Getz CI-lansj. "I never stood on ceremony." Science Club C133 Social Science Club C33 C433 Track C333 Baseball C335 Basket- ball C13 C23 C33 C435 Class Play C339 Class Sec. C239 Philo. Staff C335 Cauldron Staff C43. Dorothea Louise Glock CDot3. "Her voice is her inspiration." Home Ec. Club C135 Chorus C13 C23 C33 C435 Science Club C233 Debate C133 So- cial Science Club C43g Op- eretta C43. LDR THX ,fi ON:- Helen Lois Goodyear CHelen3 . "A modest lass: so mild and quaint Of her we'll never have complaint." Chorus C133 Home Ec. Club C13: G. A. A. C232 Social Science Club C23. Mildred Elizabeth Guler CMilly3. "Always anxious to lend a helping hand." Home Ec. Club C13. Betty Marie Hager CBGTS3- "A husky voice and femin- ine ways are her attri- butesf' G. A. A, C13 C23 C33 C43? Home EC. Club C13 C23 C33: Band C13 C23 C33 C433 Chor- us C13 C23 C33 C439 OP91' etta C13 C233 Philo. Staff C333 Cauldron Staff C435 So- cial Science Club C33 C43: Class Play C33. Burdell Harold HallCBurd'l3 'ANone knew' him but to love himg None name hinl but to praise him." Trans. from Mackinaw High School C23 Band C23 C33 C433 Social Science C23 C33 C433 Sec. Treas. C433 PI'0g- Chairman C333 Chorus C33 C43: Class Play C43: Philo. Staff C335 Operetta C33 C43: Cheerleader C439 Cauldron Staff C435 M. T. H. S. Broad- cast C33g N. F. L. C43. Dean Alden Hauter CD-ecm3. "It pays him to be modest." Debate C1-2-3-43 N. F. L. C1- 2-3-43 Pres. C3-43 Band C1- 2-3-43 V. Pres. C23 Libr. C33 Chorus C1-2-3-43 Sec. Treas. C33 Pres. C43 Class Pres. C13 Science C13 Cam-era C13 V. Pres. C23 Operetta C1-2-3-43 Class Play C43 Stud. Coun- cil C23 So. Science C43 Philo. Staff C33 Ed. Cauldron C43 Valedictorian. Page Thirteen ...,rs1Fi"f. Y- 7 ,- A 4 6 Q 1 in K H we ne 1 +392 D' Ex W 3 3 , . . T wg. 3 , Page Fourteen THE CAULDRON-1- Robert William Hull 1Bob3. "No sinner and no saint, perhaps, But well - the very best of chaps." Class Pres. 13-43 Sec. Treas. 113 Band 11-2-3-43 Pres. 143 Chorus 11-3-43 Operetta 11- 3-43 Science 113 Basketball 11-23 V. Pnes. Ath. As. 12-33 Pres. 143 Camera Club 12-33 V. Pres. Stud. Council 123 Philo. Staff 133 Cauldron Staff 143 So. Science 143. Carl Keister 1Sonney3. "Why study, I know it all." Science Club 1133 Social Science Club 1233 Baseball 113 123 133. Eldora Roberta Knoll 1 Boots 3 . "This lass so mild and sweet and coy, Has stirred the heart of many a boy." G. A. A. 1133 Home Ec. 1133 Chorus 113 123 133 1432 Class Play 133 1439 Philo. Staff 1333 Cauldron Staff 143. 5... 3 1,313 Robert Dorman Leader 1Bob3. "A bashful lad, but he gets around. rn Science Club 1133 Philosoa pher Staff 133. Leda Elaine Litwiller 1Lee3. "Knowledge crowns those who seek it. rv G. A. A. 123 1333 Science Club 1133 Social Science Club 1433 Chorus 113 123 133 1433 Oper-etta 113 123 133 1433 Home Ec. Club 113. Lloyd Miller 1Lloyd3. "lf others hav-e done great things, so can I." Jesse Muselman 1Muzzyl . "Where there's Muzzy, there.'S fung Muzzy's everywhere." Basketball 113 123 133 1433 Track 113 123 1333 Baseball 113 123 133 1433 Science Club 1133 V. Pres. Athletic Assn. 1433 Social Science Club 133 143. Jessie Lou Nelson Uesj. "All regret her leaving." Transferred from Normal University High School 1333 Transferred to Rantoul for graduation 143. Marion Charles Plattner 1Pete3. "A friend to all who A need a friend." Transferred from D e e r Creek High School 1433 So- cial Science Club 1433 Bas- ketball 1433 Cauldron Staff Geraldine Eleanor Rapp 1Gen'y3. "Her partners say that shc was faultless in her deal- ings." G. A. A. 11-2-3-433 Band 11- 2-3-433 Chorus 11-2-3-433 Operetta 11-2-3-433 Class Pres. 1233 V. Pres. 1333 Philo. Staff 1333 Home Ec. Club 11-233 V. Pres. 1133 Camera Club 12-333 Social Science Club 12-3-433 Pres. 1431 Class Play 1433 Cauld- ron Staff 143. THE CAULDRON Richard Rapp 1Dick3. t'He acts well his part: there the honor lies." Band 113 123 133 143: Bas- ketball 113 123: Camera Club 133: V. Pres. 133: So- cial Science Club 143. Martha Ellen Reuling 1Marty3. "She smiled and all the world was gay." V. Pres. class 113: Chorus 11-2-3-43: Band 11-2-3-43: Sec. Treas. 143: Science Club 113: So. Science Club 13-43: Bus, Mgr. 143: Home Ec. Club 113: G. A. A. 11-2- 3-43: Treas. 133: Operetta 11-2-33: Class Play 13-43: Philo. Staff 133: Cauldron Staff 143: Debate 113: D. A. R. Rep. 143, Robert Louis Ritthaler 1Squeek3. 'tRather bashful and quite shy. Still he is a regular guys, Merle Rocke 1Mer13. "An easy-going chap who has a way about him- self." Transferred from the Pekin High School 133: Bas-eball 143: Ass't. Mgr. 143: So-cial Science Club 143, Verelda Mae Rocke 1Pokey3 "Her beauty is in her hu- mor." Chorus 113 123 133 143: So- cial Science Club 133 143: G. A. A. 113 123: Home Ec. Club, 123. Ruth Ann Roecker 1Roody3. "A really small package and a precious one." G. A. A. 113 123 133 143: Chorus 143. Mary Jeanne Rohlfing 1Tony3. UAn athletic young lady with a sense of humor." G, A. A. 113 123 133 143: Pres. 143: Home Ec. Club 113: Social Science Club 133 143: Philo. Staff 133: Class Play 133: Science Club 113. Maxine Elizabeth Schick 1Max3 . "Always in a meek voice she will speakfl Home Ec. Club 113: Chorus 123 133 143: Social Science Club 143. Edward John Schmidgall 1Smitty3 . "Show me and I might believe." Social Science Club 143. Harriet Elaine Schrock 1HattyJ. UA swell person to know and to have as a friend." Transferred from Gridl-ey High School 133: G. A. A. 143: Social Science Club 143. Page Fifteen ---THE CAU Lucille Mae Slagell CLucy5. "A shy thing, but really swell." Chorus C15 C25 C35 C453 Home Ec. Club C153 G. A. A. C15 C253 Social Science Club C45. Billy Gene Spahr Gaim. "His physical prow-ess has a magnetic attraction for female admirers." Baseball C15 C25 C35 C453 Basketball C15 C25 C35 C453 Track C15 C25 C35 C451SCl- ence Club C153 Philosopher Staff C353 Class Play C45. Delmas Edward Staker CDelm5 . "He Cand his Buick5 has a way with the girls," Transferred from Washing- ton High School C25. Helen Marie Stetzler CStets5 . "The blush upon her che.ek hath shamed the morn- ing." Home Ec. Club C153 Chorus C15 C253 G. A. A. C15 C35 C453 Social Science Club C453 Class Play C45. Norma Jean Sti-eglitz CStig5. "I am constant as the northern star." Band C15 C25 C35 C453 Chor- us C15 C25 C35 C455 Oper- etta C15 C253 G. A. A. C15 C25 C35 C453 Home Ec. Club C15 C253 Science Club C153 Social Science Club C35 C453 Class Play C35. RoN-- Mcxry Katherine Strickford- en CMary5. "Sweet and faithful, true to her Word." Home Ec. Club C153 N. F. L. C25 C35 C453 Chorus C25 C35 C453 Librarian C253 Operetta C25 C35 C451 Student Coun- cil C253 Debate C25 C35 C455 Camera Club C25 C353 Sec. Treas. C353 Philo. Staff C353 Class Sec. Treas. C35 C452 Social Science Club C453 Class Play C453 Cauldron Staff C453 Salutatorian. Donald Earl Strunk CDon5 "A swell guy underneath that rugged exterior." Science Club C153 Social Science Club C453 Camera Club C25. Leroy Willioam Tuffentsam- er CTufi5. "A little nonsense now and then is relished by the best of men." Science Club C15: trans. to Minier C253 Chorus C15 C25 C35 C453 trans. from Minier C353 Operetta C15 C452 Class Play C35 C453 Social Science Club C453 Cauldron Staff C45. Georgene Ueherrhein CGecrge5 . "A peppy 'kid' with a gift of gabf' G. A. A. C15 C25 C35 C453 Home Ec. Club C153 Band C15 C25 C35 C453 Camera Club C25 C353 Debate C255 Librarian C259 Chorus C35 C453 N. F. L. C25 C35 C453 Philo. Staff C353 Cauldron Staff C453 Class play C453 Social Science Club C45. Eddie Wanner CEd.5. 'tBe there a will and he finds a Way.' Social Science Club C25 C35 C453 Science Club C15. 7 --THECAULDRONi- Eleanor Anne Ycmchik CYornniej. "She loves to dance, she loves to play, she loves to work - sometimes - they say." Science Club C195 Home Ec. Club C193 G. A. A. C19 C29 C39 C49: Social Science C39 C495 Band C19 C29 C393 V. Pres. C299 Chorus C19 C29 C39 C493 Philo. Staff C393 Cauldron Staff C495 Class Play C495 Operetta C39. Walter Zimmerman CWa1tJ. "A shy country lad who knows what he wants." Science Club C193 Class Play C493 Camera Club C293 Social Science Club C39. Class Poem Now we leave dear Morton High. We exit from her roll And step out beneath the open sky To reach our long sought goal. From high to college some may go: For others it means toil To lay their hands upon this earth And till this good, free soil. Now the end of the year has come When happiness has just begun. For the Seniors who will graduate And leave their hearts and hopes at stake, May God give each good soul a break. -By Edward J. Schmidgall Page Seventee ---THE CAULDRON-i WW Apple, LaVerne Bauer, Lucille Belsley, Kenneth Belsley, Wilma Birl-Key, Louise Birky, Lyle 'i mn , ,,, Bradley, Jacqueline Burger, Martha Crager, Katherine Dietrich, Doris Frank, Betty Lou Gerber, Betty .Al Getz, Edith Grimm, Marie Gunther, Florence Hasty, Robert Hochstetler, lla Huette, Raymond Jacob, Joe Kaufman, Elizabeth Martin, Marilyn Miller, Anita Rapp, Dorothy Rassie, Ernest Rein, Raymond Risen, Mildred Roth, Verna Smith, Marvin Stieglitz, lla Strubhar, Robert ---THE CAULDRON-- OFFICERS President ,..,,..,,,,,. ,,v,, D oris Dietrich Vice-President . ,, . ....,... R ay Rein Sec. and Treas. ..A........,., ... Anita Miller Advisors ,ii,..,.iii..... Harriet R. Wheeler Robert L. Hoyt Juniors Strunk, Carol Stuckey, Edith Tuffentsamer, Ruth Witzig, Frederick Yentes, June Zobrist, Calvin The junior class has always been burdened with excess worry and re- sponsibilities. The juniors this year are no exceptiong however, they set- tled down to work at the beginning of the year and at the present have over- come many obstacles that stood in their way. With the help of their able advisors they have worked steadily towards their main objective of the year, the annual Junior - Senior banquet, which was held at the Jefferson Hotel in Pe- oria on May 16. Besides laboring to raise the funds for the banquet, this class took an out- standing lead in the social activities at Morton High. Their interest wasn't just in the social affairs, but they were well represented in all of the organiza- tions of the school. The members of the class have dili- gently worked to make their junior year a success. Page Nineteen -1-THE CAULDRON I .. . nr .,,.1 za A A 'J Q 1 if A A I, , ' "" - ." .L ' 1 We . QF' - . ie ' Q" .,.,' - my Q , Q? 4 V 1 . .. e. 5 : -.-- 7 We . Yr ' ::s5::,,:2a.:,' ' ' 1 - " , 5212- 1:5 , . 1'251-!1.--.- ,' '-1 A PQ ...ji f ., ,.,. , .1 , ,f . V-ff if . '- ""' 'f ., , we ' "" ' V " - " x - "" ' f - 2:22 , ., , 13:15 W - , - V' 25535 KN. :ff-:' -A X J m e " P A 'P u ' Ackerman, I. Ackerman, V. Allenspach, B. Anderson, E. Bartelmay, F. Bauman, D. Baurer, R. Belsley, M. 'SF""" Brandt, I. Brants, M. Bruell, C. Comstock, L. Crumrine, R. t I - .,... . - ---- Q .,.,., Qi S3 1 Fcrt, D. Gerber, E. Getz, D. Getz, J. Goodyear, M. Grimm, N. 3 .'?.,a11, , -'F . , I , , . 3522: ' A V'V'-'f :me We I . . ,, .1 , - A - 2 M . , ,.,. K 'QQ f' , f Hull, R. Jacob, K, Jacob, L. Keister, M. Krug, G. Kruse, S. Davis, B. Duke, E. Fefker, M. ww , .AS Hauter . Henson Y. A 9 .W 4 .5 ij. MSX ,N Ugg, 's x 'M ...,.. u ge.. ,M , ll if J rm A Q' A.. . s Lang ,R. Marquart, G Mathis, L. Miller, E. Moser, V. Mueller, M. Pool, P. Reilly, R. Rieger, P. Ritthaler, M. Ritihaler, P. Rocke, A. Racke, E. Roecker, D, Roecker, G. Roth, D. Roth, N. Roth, R. 2 --THE CAULDRON- OFFICERS President ..,..,....... . ...., w, R obert Strunk Vice-President ,...... Margaret Hauter SGC. 81 Treas. .,r....,.... Carolyn Vissering A-dViS0I'S ..f.Vr...Vr....... ...Helen M. Waldorf Judith K. Spellenberg Schick, M. Schmallenberger, M. Sorenson, G. Staker, A. Staker, E. Stimeling, K. Straesser H Sirmac, D. Strunk, R. Ueberrhem, R, Vissermg C Sophomore-s The sophomores, one of the largest classes in school, have, upon ending their second year of higher education, shown what really can be obtained at school besides "book learnin' ". They have energetically entered the different organizations of the school and have made their membership valu- able. Their class is ably represented in debate, band, chorus, G. A. A., Home Ec. Club, etc. From what we have seen, the sopho- more class is working faithfully toward the open doors of success. They still have two years in which to reach their goal, and we assure you that they Will. Wanncr, R. Zimmerman, E.. Zimmerman, R. Zimmerman R P T t GSE WEN Y-DUI 1-THE CAULDRO NM Ackerman, R. Andrews, R. Archer, O. Bachman, E. 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Schmidtgall, M. Schwarzentraub,D. Shipp, J. Shipps, J. Smith,C. A f ff ff l Q" --THE CAULDRON-- OFF TCERS Presldent . ,. A . ,,....... Robert Grimm Vice-President ,,,,, , 4AA,,,, M arvin Getz Sec. and Treas. ,, . Jessie Rohlfing AdV1S0rS . ......... ,..,,........ M ary Grush Vilas A. Bender 'f - ' . S ph son. R. Q I4 Q. in A I :.. Y . -"" K ,.: . I F . ,.,. . 1 :IL 'if Steiglitz, E. Strunk, M. Stuckey,P. Thompson, B. ff B W ldb Wtt Witzig, H. Yordy, R. Zimmerman, V. Zobrist L. Freshmen When you think of a freshman, you always seem to be reminded of a cer- tain color. This year's class was no exception. Of course, they were green -but it didn't take them long to get into the swing of their new high school routine. During the past school term, they have contributed several men to our athletic department. These boys will, in years to come, bring: many laurels to their Alma Mater. They took part not only in athletics but also in the social life of M. T. H. S. They have shown splendid enthusi- asm for all school activities as well as for those of their own class. That is school spirit. Keep it up! Page Twenty-th -lTHE CAULDRON-i- SAM'S MOMENT OF RELAXATION Here We see Sam stopping in the physics lab after col- lecting the waste paper for a minute of relaxation. Pa ge Twenty-four Keepers oi the School Sixteen years of keeping the halls and class- rooms of M. T. H. S. clean- that's "Sam's record! He works all day keeping the yard and building in good condition. He has had Eddie Schmidgall to help him for the past three years, and Eddie has also done a wonderful job. If there's any odd job you want done, just go to Sam or Eddie. If you have lost a precious possession, want to get into a locked room, or if you just want to chat for a while, Sam is always there. At 3:15 o'clock every school day, you'l1 find Sam and Eddie making their rounds sweeping the entire school. They do a grand job, and Sam, we hope you're around for many more years. MQW --THE CAULDRON- JUST LOOK AT THE WORK The Cauldron Staff takes a look at the work that has been done. If groans could be pictured, you would be able to see them in this shot too. tBack row, left to rightlz Georgene Ueberrhein, Verna Birkey, Mary Strickfaden, Robert Eisele, Ralph H. McMinn, Floyd D. Covill, Robert Hull, Merle Rocke, Pete Plattner, John Getz. tFront rowlz Leroy Tuffentsamer, Eleanor Yan- chik, Burdell Hall, Betty Hager, Dean Hauter, El- dora Knoll, Martha Ellen Reuling, Elton Getz, Gerry Rapp, Verna Belsley. Verla Geiger. Cauldron Stott Editor in Chief .rrr.r,....4.,.A,rr,rrr.....,.......,....... Dean Hauter Assistant Editor ..,... .,.. . .,..Martha Ellen Reuling Business Manager ,rrrrrrr.,.r.lrrr...r..... Mary Strickfaden Assistant Business Manager .......,iiii,, Verna Birkey Circulation Manager iii.iiiiiiliiiriii Georgene Ueberrhein Assistant Circulation Manager ..,.,rii.. Verna Belsley Photography iii,,ii,.i.i.,,i,,iiii.iiiii.ii.ii.i .......,,.... R obert Hull Organizations ,,..,..i...i..,iiiiiiiiiii,,..Oi.i............,.....iiii.iii . ,ii.,ii Burdell Hall, Eldora Knoll, Betty Hager Quotations rii,iiii e.ii.iiiii.,ii....... . .. ..,i, Leroy Tuffentsamer Joke Editor ii,......,... ..,.,i....ii..iiiii.iiiiiiii.i M erle Rocke Calendar Editor iiiiiii.... ..... i.........,..i.. E l eanor Yanchik Sports Editors.. . ....c,iiiii, Pete Plattner, Robert Eisele Advertising iiiiiii,l.iiiii...,. . .i....,., ' ..i..............,.,.... E lton Getz, Johnny Getz, Verla Geiger, Gerry Rapp Advisors .,i.iiiiiiiiiiii Ralph H. McMinn, Floyd D. Covill Page Twenty-seven -ir HE CAULDRON-- l PHILOSOPHER STAFF AT WORK Several days before the Philosopher would go to press you would usually see the staff running around trying to get all the news together. Page Twenty-eight CBack row, left to rightlz Lyle Birky, Gerry Rapp, Ruth Roth, Verna Roth. CSecond rowlz Anita Miller, Frederick Witzig, Ethelmae Gerber, Marie Grimm, Lucille Bauer, Harriet R. Wheeler. KFront roWJ: Martha Burger, Betty Lou Frank, Edith Stuckey, LaVerne Apple, Louise Mae Birkey, Edith Getz. Raymond Huette, Betty Gerber, Katherine Crager, Raymond Rein. Philosopher Stoll Editors ...........,.rr............... .,................... E dith Getz, Betty Gerber Assistant Editors .................... Frederick Witzig, Ernest Rassi Alumni Editors .....,.. Dorothy Mae Rapp, Martha Jane Burger Sports Editors,.Ernest Rassi, Frederick Witzig, Calvin Zobrist G. A. A. .,..........,,,.........,.,,,....... Mildred Risen, Florence Gunther Social Science Club ................ June Yents, Dorothy Mae Rapp Chorus ........................ ........................ B etty Gerber, Verna Roth Dramatic Club ....... ......... ....... ,,..r............ ................. A n i t a Miller Band ,.............,..................... LaVerne Apple, Jacqueline Bradley Home Ec. Club ..............,....... Katherine Crager, Wilma Belsley Assemblies gl Athletic Association ............................................ Strunk, Katherine Crager Joke Editors ..,... ............ E lizabeth Kaufman, Edith Stuckey Features ............... ........ J acquelinre Bradley, Louise Mae Birkey Art Editor ,......................,..........................r................. Marvin Smith Business Managers ......,. Doris Dietrich, Marie Eunice Grimm Circulation Managers .... Marie Eunice Grimm, Lucille Bauer Advertising Managers ........ lla Jean Sti-ebglitz, Mildred Risen Advisors ..............,...........,......... Harriet R. Wheeler, Robert Hoyt -lTHE CAULDRON-- fBack row, left to righttt James G. Hatcher, Robert Hull, Anita Miller, Mary Grush, Floyd D. Covill, CFront rowl: Robert Hasty, Jesse Muselman, Merle Rocke. Athletic Association OFFICERS President iiii,.iii............ii... Robert Hull Vice-President ii,...i,.i..ii Jesse Muselman Sec'y-Treas. .........ii......i....ii.. Anita Miller Managers .Robert Hasty, Merle Rocke Advisors ............,....,. James G, Hatcher Floyd D. Covill, Mary Grush The Athletic Association is an organization in which every student participates. This year its main task has been the supervision of the athletic program of the school. The purpose of the organization is to promote athletics and to sponsor all school social activities. This year other organizations sponsored enough soc- ial activities, so the Christmas party was the only one for which the Athletic Association was re- sponsible. ALVVAYS A DEFICIT Why, oh Why, can't the figures come out even? The officers o f t h e school scratch their heads in hope of getting inspiration to add more figures. Page Twenty-nine ---THE CAULDRON-i A BULL'S EYE The modern William Tells of the G. A. A. have enjoyed their archery set immensely this year. Look out ahead, here come the arrows! Pa ge Thirty lBottom row, left to rightlz Verla Geiger, Georgene Ueber- rhein, Mary Rohlfing, Eleanor Yanchik, Norma Jean Stiega litz. Ella Marie Baier, Gerry Rapp, Betty Hager. fSfecond rowlz June Yentes, Wilma Belsley, Verna Birkey, Martha Ellen Reuling, Doris Dietrich. Marie Eunice Grimm. Marie Christie, Betty Frank. fThird rowl: Katherine Crager,xBernice Allenspach, Dor- othy Roecker, Ruth Ann Ro-ecker, Verna Belsley, Erma Rocke. Louise Mae Birkey, Betty Frank, Martha Jane Burger, Miss Mary Grush. fFourth rowl: Helen Stetzler, Harriet Schrock. Joan Getz. garol Strunk, Marilyn Mueller, Elizabeth Kaufman. Edith r9tZ. fFifth rowb: Norma Grimm, Dorothy Mae Rapp, Carolyn Vissering, Anita Miller, Doris Fort, Lila Mathis, Jacqueline Bradley, Betty Davis. Velma Ackerman, Margaret Hauter, Phyllis Pool. GAA. The Girls' Athletic Association is an organization for girls who take part in physical activities. The aim is good sportsmanship and planning of activi- ties to keep the girls healthy. G. A. A. officers for the year of 1941-42 were as follows: President ..,.............. ....... Mary Rohlflng Secretary ....... Carolyn Vissering Treasurer ....................,......... Anita Miller Advisor ........................ Miss Mary Grush During the year the girls took part in swimming and basketball. Bowling continued throughout the year. Play Day was held at East Peoria on May 2, 1942 with eight girls attending, -THE CAULDRONl- Back row, left to right: Martha Jane Burger, Dorothy Mae Rapp, Margaret Hauter, Doris Fort, Lloyd Zobrist, Betty Hager, Richard Rapp, Harold Witzig, Geraldine Krug, VilaS A. B-ender, Nelson Roth, Frederick Witzig, Ray Rein. Second row: Dorothy Getz, Lucille Jacob, Lorene Com- stock, Joe Jacob, Velma Ackerman, Jean Shipp, Jessie Rohlfing, Jerry Henson, Lila Mathis, Burdell Hall. Front row: LaVern-e Apple, Verla Geiger, Edna Getz, Ethel Mae Gerber, Dean Hauter, Mary Lou Strunk, Georgene Ueberrhein, Erma Rocke. The Bond OFFICERS President ,ooo,,o.,o,o.......,......c,.,,, Robert Hull Sec'y-Treas. ,o,.oo ...,,, D orothy Mae Rapp Librarian .,.............,ro.. Frederick Witzig At the beginning of this year, the band began their practices under the direction of their new leader, Vilas A. Bender. Due to graduation many seats were vacant, but after several freshmen were added, the vacancies were filled. When basketball games started, the band played for all the home games and added much to the spir- it of the games by their lively marches. On April 21 they successfully gave their annual spring concert. SO YOU NEED COTTON? The clarinet section gets in extra practice sessions for their concert. Cotton may be needed by listeners at re- hearsal, but the finished product will be an enjoyable piece of music to hear. Page Thirty-one lTHECAULDRON-- I-IITTING THE DOWNBEAT Miss Spellenberg hits the downbeat and her choris- ters of mixed voices are shown lustily caroling one of their favorite tunes. Just a bunch of future opera stars at heart. Page Thirty-two Front row Cleft to rightlz Robert Hull, Robert Stfwpliensow, Wayne Gerber, Louise Mae Birkey. Marie Eunice Grimm, Edith Stuckey, Robert Eisele, Dean Hauter. Second rcvv: Katherine Crager, Betty Gerber. Third row: Mary Strickfaden, Verna .lane Birkey, Ivan Steiner, Leda Litwiller, Doris Dietrich, Lucille Slagell, Max- ine Schick, Edith Getz, Bcttv Lou Frank, Ruth Ann Roecker, Verelda Rocke, Judith K. Spellenberg. Fourth row: Edna Getz, Martha Ellen Reuling, Burdell Hall, Anita Miller, Dorothea Glock, Eldora Knoll. Fifth row: Leroy Tuffentsamer, Gerry Rapp. The Chorus OFFICERS President ,r,..,e, .... D ean Hauter Sec'y-Treas. e.... rr................ B urdell Hall Librarian ,..e ,rc,e,,ecec........ D oris Dietrich Director .,..rc . eli.,.... Judith K. Spellenberg Under the trying efforts of Miss Spellenberg, Mor- ton High's chorus again came through With flying colors. An inspiring "Choral Christmas" Was presented by the combined choruses in the gymnasium on Thursday, December 18, 1941. The program con- sisted of a choral reading of the Nativity and was emphasized by Christmas carols, old and new. At the county contest Dorothea Glock was placed in first division in girls' vocalg Burdell Hall rated second division in boys' vocal, and the chorus won a third division rating. -lTHE CAULDRON-1 Front row Cleft to rightb: Mabel If-elsley, Myrtle Martin, Elda Birkey, Bernadine Geiger, Ilene Kruse, Iona Schrock, Helen Ryan, Lucille Jacob. Irene Ackerman, Alice Rocke. Second row: Judith K. Spellenberg, Ardith Pool, Jean Shipp, Virginia Pitthaler, Violet Diemer, Ruth Roth, Joan fletz, Kay Stimeling, Lila Mathis, Velma Ackerman, Erma locke. Third row: Lois Christie, Marjorie Getz, June Litwiller, Eunice Stieglitz, Doris Roth, Margaret Schmallenberger, Phyllis Pool, Norma Grimm, Gloria Sorenson, Margaret llauter, Shirley 141-use, Bernice Allenspach. Fourth row: Dorothy Schwartzentraub, Irene Moushon, Carolyn Vissering. Marilyn Mueller, Madeline Schick, Mary Lou Strunk, Alice Muselman, Gerry Roecker, Lorene Com- stock, Ada Staker, Rozanna Ueberrhein, Ethel Mae Gerber, Dorothy Bauman, Dorothy Roecker. Firth row: Evelyn Staker, Dorothy Getz, Geraldine Krug, Betty Davis, Ern-estine Duke. Girls' Chorus Librarian .... ,,...,....... M argaret Hauter Director .e.......,ee.e Judith K. Spellenberg It was necessary to divide the chorus into two divisions again this year-a mixed chorus and an all girls' chorus. Members of this group were given roles in the operetta and were chosen to participate in the coun- ty chorus, which entered the contest at Green Valley. This, group under the direction of Miss Spellen- berg, is becoming one of the most active organiza- tions in school. OUR FUTURE PRIMA DONNAS These girls are exercising their vocal chords at one of their regular Weekly rehear- sais. Yes, their voices form those beautiful melodies that can be heard through the halls every Thursday after- noon. Pa ge Thirtyethree 4 -THE CAULDRON-- GERRY RAPP PRESTDES Gerry Rapp is shown here presiding over a meeting of the Social Science Club. She seems to be holding the rapt attention of all those pres- ent. Y - ff? '5- 7 15- f I':":?:::-:F L . -rw:sr1Q'4e.N we-1 1 .- ma.. 3.21 12 ' 11: - :iggg-.2.21 . 1-3"M5.f "rf" k ' ' we '- -I-Eff11R1.fg:::f:Eilfil, ,... :-A i V . if e '. T-H 5' ' 'If Eff: , ' -IZ A :- f " E-25 'ii 'V"V 4 V X " ,.,. Q, , x ' ' 1 fr .,..: '-.. ..:, LQ, 733 . v! ,. K mai. .v.., :ln n b:- 'fe-zw 'ff . . . ...,, , ' ' Page Thirty-four Cllack row, left to rightl: Edward Schmidgall, Don Strunk, Sam Gerber, Frederick Witzig, Merle Rocke, Eldon Bauman. Richard Rapp. lSecond rowbz Eddie Wanner, Jesse Muselman, Leroy Tuf- fentsamer, Burdell Hall, Dean Hauter, Robert Eisele. lThird rowlz Marion Plattner, Verla Geiger, Gerry Rapp, Marie Grimm, Georg-ene Ueberrhein, Dorothea Glock, Leda Litwiller, Helen Goodyear, Ruth Tuffentsamer, Mary Rohlfing. CFourth rowl: Helen Stetzler, Harriet Schrock, John Getz, Betty Hager, Ella Marie Baier. Martha Ellen Reuling, Carol Strunk, Jacqueline Bradley, Dorothy Mae Rapp, Doris Diet- rich, Wilma Belsley, Betty Gerber, Anita Miller, Verna Roth, Vilas A. Bender. fFront rowbz Maxine Schick, Lucille Slagell, Verelda Rocke, Jessie Nelson, Norma Stieglitz, Eleanor Yanchik, Verna Birkey, Mary Strickfaden, Verna Belsley, June Yen- tes, Edna Getz, Ray Rein, Robert Eisele. Social Science Club OFFICERS President I .............................,,............. ...'fGerry" Rapp Vice-President .............,.....,................ Verna Birkey .Burdell Hall Business Managers .......... Martha Ellen Reuling and Ray Rein ' ..... Mr. Bender Secretary-Treasurer .................. ...,..., Advisor .,..,.............................................. The Social Science Club has completed another success- ful year. The 'chief aim of the organization this year, as it has been in previous years, was to raise money for a trip to be taken in the spring. The necessary amount was raised by the club members throughout the year, and by the middle of April they were ready to leave for Chicago. Early Thursday morning, April 23, thirty students, accom- panied by Mr. Bender, left Peoria for a three-day tour of Chicago. The Stevens Hotel was their headquarters. From there many interesting tours were taken under the super- vision of the hot-el management. l ----THE CAULDRON-- tBack row, left to rightb: Carolyn Vissering. Georgene Ueberrhein. tFront rowbz Dean Hauter, Margaret Hauter, Alice Rocke, Rozanna Ueberrhein, Ethelmae Gerber, Mary Strickfaden, Ralph H. McMinn. Debate and N . F . L. Last fall seven students reported to debate on the subject, "Resolved that every able-bodied male citi- zen should have a year of full time military training before reaching the present draft age". Ethelmae Gerber and Margaret Hauter composed the affirmative team, and Mary Strickfaden and Dean Hauter took the negative. These two teams represented M. T. H. S. in the sectional tournament sponsored by the I. H. S. Speech League. In the N. F. L. tournament the negative team defeated Du Quoin, the winner of the state debate tournament. Both teams competed at the Wesleyan Invitational Tournament. N. F. L. is a national organization for all speech students. Morton has been a member since 1925, so now it is the tenth oldest chapter in the nation. The following members have been added this year: Burdell Hall, Wayne Gerber and Dan Strmac. ORATORS RECEIVE INSTRUCTIONS The lusty orators of the school, the debate team, re- ceive their instructions from Coach Ralph H. McMinn. This is one of their particu- larly quiet moments, for they usually are talking at a great rate. Page Thirty-fivz ---THE CAULDRON--- DISHING OUT THE CHOW The cooks of the Home Ec. Club strut their stuff with some hungry students as appreciative Witnesses. How about a bite for a hun- gry bum, gals? '- f-f 2:,,gfg:,, 2EE'IE?a:5: ,t 5 1 -:-'--' , I 575,22 .. if V.-V T? I fi? :3 , .EW .-v-- R 4 iizytxi rj Vlhl z I c . YE Qg ijiiv x z A ., , t al K . ,. A 2235: ' -:.I:I' "" -"' - " ' . W Page Thirty-six fBack row, left to rightlz Miss Waldorf, June Yentes, Ger- aldine Krug, Marilyn Mueller, Katherine. Crager, Betty Ger- ber, Irene Ackerman, Dorothy Bauman, Emogene Bachman, Roberta Lindenberger, Betty Thompson, Myrtle Martin, Vio- let Diemer, Carolyn Vissering. fSecond rovvl: Bernadine Geiger, Evelyn Staker, Lorene Comstock, Wilma Belsley, Edith Stuckey, Maxine Brandt, Barbara Tuffentsam-er. Ada Staker, Dorothy Getz, Rozanna Ueherrhein, Ethel Mae Gerber, Alice Rocke. lThird rowl: Patricia Broderick, Marie Eunice Grimm, Helen Ryan, Phyllis Wagler, Velma Ackerman, Lois Chris- tie, Ardith Pool, Phyllis Pool, Lila Mathis. CFourth roWJ: Margaret Hauter, Norma Grimm, Iona Schrock, June Litwiller, Bernice Allenspach. 1Fifth rowlz Elda Birkey. Elizabeth Kaufman. Mary Lou Strunk, Eunice Sti-eglitz, Alice Mae Muselman, Jessie Rohlf- ing, Erma Rocke. Florence Schenke, Dorothy Roecker. Home Economics Club OFFICERS President .,,.....,,.. .Rozanna Ueberrhein Vice-President Marie Eunice Grimm Secretary ci ,,,.. . ..,,,. ...,. E thel .Mae Gerber Treasurer ,,,..,, .... ....W1lma Belsley Advisor .,........,...,. .i ..lVliss Helen Waldorf This group of future homemakers held regular monthly meetings under the capable direction of their advisor, Miss Helen Waldorf. The County Home Ec. Rally was held here in the fall, then the club sent a representative to the dis- trict meeting at Minier. The club instigated the plan of serving Weekly noon lunches at a minimum price, a plan which proved very satisfactory to both students and club members. ---THE CAULDRON--- CBack row, left to rightl: Ruth Huser, Willis Mus- elman, Kathryn Skaggs, Ralph McMinn, Verna Gingrich, Anita Miller. tSecond roWJ: Marian Birkey, Frederick Reuling, Marvin Carius, Thelma Henderson. iFront rowl: Robert Hoyt, Louis Nohl, Frances Quigley. Dromotic Club OFFICERS President .,lc .l,,l.lc,,.,,l..,., V erna Gingrich Vice-president ,ii,lc.l,, Frederick Reuling Secretary-treasurer ......ll.... Anita Miller The Dramatic Club is an organization consisting of alumni, faculty members, and high school stu- dents. Each year three new members are invited to join the club. New members this year were Ruth 1-luser, Anita Miller and Robert Hoyt. Each year the Club gives a play, but this year they decided against giving one since so many of the members were being inducted into the army. The group has met once each month at the homes of the members for business and social meetings. IS THIS DRAMA ? Members of the Dramatic Club are preparing to go on a Weiner roast. We hope the car is loaded with food be- cause all the members are big eaters. Page Thirtyrseve ---THE CAULDRON- 6Back row, left to rightlz Lloyd Fort, Clarence Muselman. tFront rowl: Lucille Pflederer, Shirley Smith. Alumni ALUMNI GN PARADE President ..e.,ll.,,... ..,.......l.. L loyd Fort Some Of the "GX-StUd9H1lS" Vice-President .eL,L..,..,... Elmer Wiedman of M. T. H. S. pause to have l I this picture taken. I Wonder 2nd Vice-President ,.,,............ Helen Getz how many of them remein- L -H fl ber their HLatina,, f T 0 m Secretary ......,...eee,..el , eee. uc1 e P ederer their schoolhood days? Assistant Secretary ..,,.... Shirley Smith A Treasurer ,,.....e,..t,...ee.t.......... Robert Getz Assistant Treas. .... Clarence Muselman The responsibilities of the organization were put upon the shoulders of the officers Who were elected at the 1941 banquet. A board of directors was also elected at this banquet. "Mystery at Midnightn, a play given last fall by the Alumni, was a huge success. Another function of the year was the raffling of a bicycle at the Fall Festival. Due to the war situation, the Board of Directors has decided to buy defense bonds and send gifts to the boys who are serving in the Army and Navy. Page Thirty-eight --THE CAULDRONi- tFront row, left to rightlz Katherine Crager, Anita Miller. Erma Rocket Ruth Roth, Dani-el Strmac, Gloria Sorenson. tSecond rowl: Kay Stimeling, Robert Eisele, Burdell Hall, Dean Hauter, Miss Florence Drake, Alice Rocke, Mabel Belsley, Wayne Gerber. Speech Contestants The Morton High School speech department had an eventful year. The students took part in con- tests never before attempted by Morton High, and in each contest they ranked honorably. Contests were entered in several divisional con- tests of the state. The district was at Monmouth where entries were made in serious and humorous reading, original oratory and extempore speaking. The sectional contest was at Macomb, where a one- act play was entered and received superior rating. At the N. F. L. contest in Pekin, the contestants earned points toward membership in- that orga- nization. In the county contest at Green Valley, Dan Str- mac was given a first division rating in oration. Second division ratings were received by Alice Rocke in serious reading, Dean,Hauter in extem- pore speaking and Burdell Hall in humorous read- ing. Katherine Crager was given third division in essay. YOU TELL 'EM DAN! Dan Strmac, the Patrick Henry of M. T. H. S., is snap- ped as he arrives at the crit- ical point in his speech. Page Thirty-nune ---THE CAULDRON AUTQGIQAPI-45 Q 3 5 3 A 2 -THE CAULDRON--- First row, left to rightl: Floyd D. Covill, Richard Ackerman, Lloyd Zo- brist. fS9COfld rowlz Bill Spahr, Russell Hull, Eldon Bauman, Merle Rocke, Al- vin Woerner, Bill Musgrave, Robert Knabe, Vernon Zimmerman, Frederick Witzig, Robert Hasty. Third rowbz Robert Eisele, Floyd Bartelmay, Jack Erving, Robert Strub- har, Robert Wanner. Baseball Although Morton did not have a very impressive record in baseball this year they did play some good games and entered some stiff competition. How- ever, next year under the guidance of Floyd Covill and the return of several lettermen, they should have a title- winning team, They won two games and lost five. this year, but two of the losing games were extra-inning games. The team will carry on their fine work next fall with a full schedule, but they will be lacking such veterans as Bill Spahr, Bob Eisele, Eldon Bauman and Merle Rocke. Summary of games: Delavan 9 Morton 7 Minier 8 Morton 0 Green Valley 5 Morton 2 Armington 3 fnine inningsl Morton 4 Hopedale 5 fnine inningsl Morton 4 Morton 7 Morton 8 Tremont 8 Mackinaw 4 Won 2, lost 5, .286 Pct. Team batting average, .306 Page Forty-three ---THE CAULDRON-i- SUMMARY OF INDIVIDUAL RECORDS fi ai FE E 7 new mi z nz m as an zz .A A ... F. Witzig 27 13 7 .482 1 2 0 53 B. Spaht' 19 9 1 .474 0 0 1 41 R. Strubhar 26 9 6 .346 1 0 2 53 F Bartelmay 26 9 1 .346 O 0 2 46 E. Bauman 21 7 7 .333 0 0 0 53 A. Woerner 12 4 2 .333 O 0 1 43 R. Eisele 22 4 1 .182 O 1 1 53 R Hull 15 2 2 .133 0 0 0 26 M. Rocke 13 O 1 .000 O 0 O 33 B. Musgrave 8 1 1 .125 O 1 O 18 B. Zobrist 3 0 O .OOO O 0 O 11 J. Erving 3 O 1 .000 O 0 0 9 R. Knabe 12 0 0 .OOO O 0 0 30 Strubhar, Robert CBobJ-This junior was an impressive hitter and shortstop for the Morton team. Musgrave, William CBilll-A promis- ing freshman who did some good work on the mound. He will be missed next year since he will not return to school. Bauman, Eldon fFannieJ-Captain and reliable third baseman, will be missed on next year's squad due to graduation. "Fannie" was always re- lied upon to come through with the chips down. Covill, Floyd fCoachl-A new coach with new material did a lot to help keep up team standards and team morale. Bartelmay, catcher and squad was a Floyd CHuskJ - This pitcher of the Morton good hitter and a top- Spahr, William fBillJ-Co-captain of the team, did a good job playing short- stop and was relied upon for pitching several games. He placed second in hitting with a 474 average. Knabe, Robert fBobJ-This capable junior did some good work behind the plate. Eisele, Robert tBobJ-A good reli- able player, took care of the left field position very successfully. He is also on the list of graduates and will be missed next season. Rocke, Merle CMerlel-He proved an asset to this year's team through im- pressive fielding and all around play- ing. He too, will be missing from next year's squad. Witzig, Frederick CFrozl-A junior who had a very impressive playing rec- ord this year and will be valuable to next year's squad. Froz led the hit- ting with a 482 average. Woerner, Alvin CAD-A right field- er and a reliable hitter--had a good batting average. Hull, Russell fHubbelJ-A sopho- more who did some good Work on this year's team and shows much promise for next year. Knabe, Robert fBobl-This capable junior did some good work behind the plate. Mr. Hoyt: "A fool can ask more questions than a wise man can ans- wer." Georgene Ueberrhein: "No wonder I get such poor grades on your tests." The more we study, the more we know, The more we know, the more We forget, The more we forget, the less we know, 5 The less we know, the less we forget, The less we forget, the more we notch player. He will be back for two k1'10W, 7 more years of service since he is only S0 Why Study- a sophomore. -The Senior Boys Page Forty-four N -4--THE CAULDRON?- , - , ,Q fT0p POW, left to fightl: Robert Strubhar, William Musgrave, Eldon Bauman, Coach Covill. fCenter rowb: Floyd Bartelmay, Bill Spahr, Robert Knabe, Robert Eisele. CBottom rowla Merle Rocke, Frederick Witzig, Alvin Woerner, Russell Hull. Page Forty-five ---THE CAULDRON Forty-six 1 Cheer Leaders Our two super cheerleaders, Burdell Hall and Kay Stimeling, quickly gained the enthusiastic support of all the fans at the first basketball game of the sea- SOR. The main purpose of cheerlea- ders is to lead the yells and the school loyalty song. Our cheer- leaders, however, did more than that. They entertained the crowd with their somersaults and flips. The game was never complete unless Burdell or Kay succeeded in making the crowd breathless with their antics. Much credit is due these two students for the role they played in making our athletic events so successful. Trophies Yes, Morton High again proudly pre- sents her collection of trophies award- ed her throughout the school year. The awards this year were not only for honors gained by the athletic de- partment but also for those obtained by the speech students. Year by year our trophy case has been filling up with the trophies that have been awarded to our different or- ganizations. This year a trophy for second place in the county basketball tournament was added. The two ban- ners won by the speech department through the efforts of the debate team and the one-act play decorate the case. The senior class also made a contribu- tion in the form of a plaque which was won in the inter-class basketball tour- ney. Morton has many trophies of which she will always be proud. -THE CAULDRON--- CFirst row, left to rightl: Floyd D. Covill, Jesse Muselman, Ernest Rassi. CSecond rowJ: Robert Hasty, Marion Plattner, Robert Strunk, Floyd Bartel- may, John Jay Getz, Bill Spahr, Rus- sell Hull, Frederick Witzig, Merle Rocke. fThird rowl: James Shipps, Gene Miller, Marvin Getz, Ray Rein, Richard Lang, Elwyn Miller, Alvin Woerner, Ted Brewer, Richard Ackerman. Bolskellooll Coach Floyd Covill, graduate of Illi- nois State Normal University, success- fully took' over the position of former Coach Jacquat, who was confined to Oak Knoll Sanitarium last April, 1941. Covill, with seven letter men from last year's squad, had a fairly successful year with 15 wins and 10 losses. They won second place in the county tour- nament, and finished second in the Mackinaw Valley League. Morton had some rather tough competition, includ- ing such schools as Pekin, East Peoria, Peoria Manual and Eureka. Prospects look good for next year, although Morton is losing such stars as Bill Spahr, John Getz, Jesse Muselman, Pete Plattner and Eldon Bauman. All senior letter-men wish next year's team best of luck and will be in there cheering for a county championship team. They also prophesy the return of the cow bell and the tomahawk to the Morton team. Three cheers for the Cherry and Gray! Page Forty-sever Miss Drake: "Name two pronouns." Morton Morton -THE CAULDRON- STANDINGS Won 15 - Lost 10 Green Valley--25. Minier-32. Morton-26 Washington 30. Morton Green Valley-27 Morton Tremont-39. Morton- Mackinaw-18. Morton-30 Washington-42. Morton- Mackinaw-30. Morton- East Peoria-38. Morton-B Deer Creek-26. Morton-28 Delavan-38. Morton-16 Eureka-34. Morton- Mackinaw-38. Morton-24 Tremont-18. Morton-14 Deer Creek-13. Morton-26 Mackinaw-29. Morton- Pekin-24. Morton- Washington-25. Morton- Green Valley-22 Morton- Armington-18. Morton- Delavan-34. Morton- East Peoria-29. Morton-29 Pekin-40. Morton- Stanford-37. Morton Tremont-22. Getz, John fguardj-Hans, who is a senior, was a good defensive ball play- er. His hard driving helped Morton overcome their opponent in many games. Plattner, Marion fguardl-Pete, ci senior, was a transfer student from Deer Creek this vcar. He substituted for the Morton five and played good Page Forty-eight defensive ball. Rassi, Ernest fforwardj-Ernie, a high scoring forward who has another year of service in his high school ca- reer, proved a great help to this year's team with his accurate shooting. Bartelmay, Floyd Ccenterl-Husk, a tall man who is a good rebounder and a good scorer, has two years of varsity ball left. Strunk, Robert Cguardl-Bob, a cool- headed steady playing guard, was a great asset to the team this year and has two more years of playing. Spahr, Bill Cforwardl-A senior whose hard fighting, clean playing type of ball pulled many games out of the fire. Bill always came through in the pinch. Muselman, Jesse fguardl-Muzzy, a senior and a great defensive player whose clever guarding and cool-headed playing has kept many opponents from high scoring, will be missed from next year's team. Witzig, Frederick fcenterl-Froz, 6 feet 2 and every inch a good re- bounder, rendered a great service to this year's varsity. As he is only a iunior he will be back for next year's team. Miss Drake: "The cow was in the pastureg what mood?" Johnny Getz: f'The cowf' Dick Rapp: 'fWho, me?', Miss Drake: "A perfect recitation, Richard." Ralph Roecker: tin math classl, "How far are you from the correct answer?" Marvin Getz: "Two seats? Mr. Bender: "You missed my class yesterday, didn't you?" Harold Straesser: t'Not in the least, sir, not in the least." AU fTop row left to r1ghtJ John Getz Marion Plattner Floyd D Cov1l1 IC nter rowl Ernest RHSSI Floyd Bartelma y, Robert Strunk fBottom row? B111 Spahr Jesse Muselman, Frederclk Wltzlg -THE CAULDRON- Track William Spahr, "Bill"-Captain of this year's squad, again came through with a fairly successful season. Bill ran the low hurdles, broad jumped, hop-step-and jumped, and ran the 100 yd. dash. Bill, who is graduating this year, will be missed from next year's squad. Dean Hauter, another senior, will al- so be missed for his track ability. Dean was prominent in running the half- mile and in the high jump. He has been a member of the track squad for several years. and has always helped out with the points he collected. Floyd Bartelmay, "Husk", a big sophomore, was a valuable member of this year's squad and will be back for several more years of service. Husk was our "weight man" and participated in throwing the shot put, the discus and in running the low hurdles. Robert Strunk, "Bob", another sophomore letter winner who obtained many points for the squad this year, will be back for next year's squad. Bob ran the 440, 220, threw the shot, and threw the discus. Dan Strmac, another letter-winner, is also a sophomore. He is sufficient proof that Morton will have a stiff track squad next year. Dan, an excep- tionally good dash man, ran the 220, 440 and 100 yd. dashes. Other members of this year's squad were: Page Fifty Bob Eisele-high jump and half mile Ernie Rassi-pole vault Rich Lang--half-mile Bob Baurer-mile Vernon Zimmerman-mile Russell Yordy-polo vault and mile Gene Miller-100 and 220 yd. dashes Meets April 13- Gridley, 91 Morton, 21 April 14- Tremont, 41 Morton, 54 April 15- Green Valley, 66 Morton, 23 Minier, 19 April 21- Tremont, 54 Morton, 46 April 24- Manito, 64 Morton 41 April 28- Tremont. 27 Morton 42 Washington, 56 l--THE CAULDRO Top row: Ernest Rassi, Bill Spahr, Coach Covill. Bottom row: Floyd Bartelmay, Dan Strmac, Dean Hauter. g Ffty --THE CAULDRON4- CFront row, left to rightj: Gene Mil- ler, Dan Strmac, Bill Spahr, Russell Yordy, Vernon Zimmerman, Robert Baurer, Merle Rocke. CBack rowl: Robert Hasty, Richard Lang, Husk Bartclmay, Mr. Covill, Ernest Rassi, Bob Strunk, Bob Eisele, Dean Hauter. Track Morton High School started out its 1942 track season against a strong Gridley team on that unlucky 13th day of April. Gridley, a tough team to beat and one that later was crowned Mc- Lean County champions, handed the "Potters" a 91 to 21 trimming. Morton went on to win the next meet against Tremont by a 54 to 41 margin. After this meet Morton was entered in several major meets but failed to draw a first place position due largely to the inexperienced squad and lack of material, but with several freshmen and sophomores on this year's team, they should make an improved show- ing next year. Only three seniors are on this year's squad, so schools of the county must beware of next year's Pa ge Fifty-two "Potters", The Morton "Potters" failed to re- peat their third consecutive first place trophy win in the county this year due to the facts mentioned above, but they were able to get a fourth place at Delavan. The track team was repre- sented fairly well in the district meet, although again they failed to repeat the fine and honorable records which several boys set up last year. Howard Canady: "I've added those figures ten times , sir." Mr. McMinn: "That's fine, my boy." Howard: "And here are the ten ans- wers." is A W M 11 :FV ,ij if . M ..,. - A gin: Nw 30? - I-gr. Z T 'e QQ A S Q ,B W .rg - , L? ., -IQI : tg W"'W' wx-Nga ---THECAULDRON-1- Front row fleft to rightl: Dean llauter, Mary Strickfaden, Robert Eisele, Gerry Rapp, Georgene Ueberrhein, Bill Spahr. Second row: Florence Drake, Walter Zimmerman, Martha Ellen Reuling, Robert Hull, Helen Stetzler, Leroy Tuffent- samer, Burdell Hall, Eldora Knoll. Senior Class Play "Leave It To Youth" was the play presented by the senior class on November 18, 1941. The play was a hilarious comedy written by Ralph Richards. Its plot concerned the difficulties of a college professor, his spendthrift wife, and their family. The play was well directed by Miss Florence Drake. THE CAST Delphine Alder ........................il................., Gerry Rapp Lupe ....................., ...... M artha Ellen Reuling Lois Alder ......,. ............ M ary Strickfaden Bunny Alder ........ ......,.. G eorgene Ueberrhein Andy Alder ...... .,...,.. W alter Zimmerman Dyke Butler ..... . ..... Leroy Tuffentsamer Alice ................ .,................ E ldora Knoll Opal .....l....,..... ....... E leanor Yanchik Lynn Cragg ..... ...,.....,...... B ill Spahr Matt Moore ..... ............. R obert Hull Evie Strong .....,... .....,... H elen Stetzler Mr. Engle .................. ......... B urdell Hall Paul Devereaux ........... ......, R obert Eisele Dr. Raymond Alder ....... ....,,.. D ean Hauter SENIOR DRAMATISTS IN IN ACTION The Seniors were caught in a big scene from their successful play given in the fall. They truly look as if they're direct from Broad- way, don't they? Page Fifty-Eve -l-THE CAULDRONT- AND SO THE STAGE IS SET One of the prerequisites of a successful play is good scenery, so Ernie Rassi man- fully climbs the ladder to do an inspection job on the scenery of the junior play. Page Fifty-six CFront row, left to rightlz Edith Getz, Betty Lou Frank, Ernest Rassi, Louise Birkey, Wilma Belsley, Marie Grimm. lBack rowlz Doris Dietrich, Lyle Birkey, Frederick Witzig, Ila Stieglitz, Marvin Smith, Florence M. Drake. Junior Gloss Play "Mother-in-Law Blues," a farce in three acts, was presented by the junior class on May 7, 1942. Under the capable direction of Miss Florence Drake and by the assistance ofa student director, Ila Jean Stieglitz, the play was a success in every respect. The plot centered around a newly married couple and their inquisitive neighbor. The name of a girl, an airplane and a baby befuddled the young wife so that she became jealous of her husband. Many complications ensued. The cast was as follows: Honey Dillon ,....,i,.......i...,...........,,... Louise Mae Birkey Frances Biddle .,.,,.....,i.,...... ..,........... D oris Dietrich Woody Dillon iii.... ......... F rederick Witzig Lucky Mills cci... ............. E rnest Rassi Rita Harvard ,,.,.... ................ C arol Strunk Angel ....ii........,,....,iiii.., ........ I la Jean Stieglitz Harvey Mortimer iii,..... .,........,...... L yle Birky Mrs. Tabatha Squib ....... .............. E dith Getz Sylvia Arthur ....,........,.. .............. B etty Frank Orson Tuttle ,..........,.. .............. M arvin Smith Baby Rita i................ ...... S haron Rae Covill Hester Cummings ,.,. . .,............... Wilma Belsley Mrs, Anna Hare ..... .....,.. M arie Eunice Grimm -LTHE CAULDRON1- First row, left to right: Robert Eisele, Robert Grimm, Burdell Hall, Leroy Tuffentsamer, Nelson Roth, Margaret Hauter, Joan Getz, Alice Rocke, Irene Moushon, Katherine Crager, Robert Hull, Edith Stuckey, Verna Roth, Betty Gerber, Madeline Schick, Lorcne Comstock, Marilyn Mueller, Gerry Roecker, Lucille Jacob, Doris Dietrich, Dorothea Glock, Gloria Sorenson, Anita Miller. Second row: Dean Hauter, Maxine Schick, Sam Gerbeg, Lucille Slagel, Leda Litwiller, Mary Strickfaden, Dorothy Getz, Ernestine Duke, Dorothy Roecker, Bernice Allenspach, Carolyn Visser- ing, Ruth Roth, Verna Birkey, Norma Grimm, Geraldine Krug, Gerry Rapp, Jean Shipp, Elda Birkey, Donna Miller, June Litwiller, Ada Staker, Evelyn Staker, Margaret Schmallenberger, Ver- elda Rocke, Dorothy Bauman, Ruth Ann Roecker, Irene Ackerman, Louise Mae Birkey, Shirley Kruse, Eldora Knoll, Marie Eunice Grimm, Judith K. Spellenberg. 4Third rowl: Wayne Gerber, Marvin Getz, Ivan Steiner. Bob Stephenson, Virginia Ritthaler, Kay Stimeling, Dorothy Schwartzentraub, Bernadine Geiger, Eunice Stieglitz, Alice Muselman, Erma Rocke, Ardith Pool, Helen Ryan, Ilene Kruse, Edna Getz, Doris Roth, Betty Lou Frank, Violet Diemer, Eileen Zimmerman, Phyllis Pool, Lois Smith, Edith Getz. Qperetto The operetta 'tAnd It Rainedu, by Clark, Lee and Clark, was presented by the combined choruses on March 23. This year's production was given in the form of a broadcast over our local station, M.T.H.S. THE CAST Announcer ,oo,,. A .. ,,,,,, .ool,,,,..,.,,o,,o,,,..,,,o.,,,,o, B ob Hull Mr- Wise ,,.o,o,L,,, tuu... ,..... L e roy Tuffentsamer M'lle Marie Caray ..,L,,,,,.o Gloria Sorensen Dennis Black . aaaa . L. ,,,,L,LL,.,, -Dean Hauter Mazie Black .o,. o,....L,...,. A nita Miller Mrs. Wise L..L... ..... L...l.. D o rothea Glock Maibelle Rich .... L , .L..... LL..... D oris Dietrich Steele Black L... ...... ....... N elson Roth John Rich .........,. L.i...............L...L...... B ob Eisele Curly Rich ............ . ..L.L. .....L . .....L..L.. B urdell Hall Jack and Fred ..L. Bob Eisele, Nelson Roth BROADCAST TAKES SHAPE A good production re- quires many practice hours. Shown here is an energetic group practicing for the op- eretta given as a broadcast. A little louder, please! Page Fifty-seven --THE CAULDRON-l 1 i 1. Spahr coaches first. 2. Late comers? 3. Dinner time. 4. Louis Belsley whams one. 5. Bob Hull-just leaving. 6. When day is done. 7. Merle Rocke, star play- er. 8. Well, well, Gerry and Ella Marie. 9. Miss Henson arrives. 10. Out at first! Page Fifty-eight Thru The Yecir September 2 Off to a fresh start! Approxi- mately 218 students, old and new, en- tered the portals of M. T. H. S. to begin another year of learnin'. September 3 The Sophomore boys decided it was "high time" some of the greenness was removed from the freshman lads, so with a little H20 they began their much loved task. September 4 Social Science Club had their first meeting of the year and welcomed Mr. Bender as new advisor. September 5 The poor sleepyheads of the sum- mer had a sad awakening when upon arriving a few minutes after 8:30, they were informed that they were to arrive on time or else! Shame on you, Verla and Eleanor! September 8 One of the brilliant seniors just discovered that there are only fi months 3 weeks and 4 days of school and then vacation time again! September 9 Social Science Club and the Chor- us met and elected officers. September 10 Why can't some people learn that a library is not a place in which to talk? This is Miss Drake's query. September 11 It would have been a keen day to go swimming, but instead we had to "dive" into school work. September 12 The band is getting back into the "swing of things". It really sounds good. The boys played their first baseball game and lost to Delavan. September 15 Miss Spellenberg directed band to- day to give Mr. Bender a chance to hear it. September 16 Our baseball game lost the second game today when they played Min- ier at home. Let's see you chalk up some victories, boys! September 17 The freshmen weiner roast was really "swell," so all the freshies said. -iTHE CAULDRON-i- We were just wondering why they had so much fun? September 18 A bunch of the senior girls seemed to forget that school started at 1 P. M. and they "dashed in" just a few min- utes before the deadline. September 19 In spite of the nice home run Bob Strubhar made, the team lost the game at Green Valley. The first social hour was given by the seniors- They called it a "Post Initiation Ball" in honor of the freshmen, and really had quite an affair for the dear fresh- ies-made a nice handful of money for their treasury, too! September 22 Fifty students went to Pekin to hear the Navy Band give their after- noon concert. September 23 Well, well! We beat Armington in a 9 inning thriller on our own dia- mond. September 24 There are more people that are on the brink of being excused from the library, so it seems. September 25 Burdell was supposed to have fal- len out of the window today. September 26 The stuff that was raining from the ceiling turned out to be buckshot instead of plaster as Miss Spellenberg thought. September 29 The juniors looked at class rings today. September 30 While writing up an experiment, Bob Eisele had the misfortune of hav- ing a hole burned in his pants, tin some mysterious wayl so that ex- plains why he is walking around school with a rather long sport coat on. October 1 Juniors installed a coke machine today so that was a welcome addition to all those who prefer that "pause that refreshes." Seniors looked at pictures from two different studios. October 2 An extraordinary large number of library passes were issued today, meaning that M. T. H. S. is requiring 1. Is that Edith S.? 2. Now boys, be good. 3. Clyde Bruell, esquire. 4. "Gym" time. 5. Planning for night! 6. West ex- it. 7. Science students at work. 8. Rich, Dean and Lloyd. 9. Building airplanes. 10. Back stage at Senior play. 11. Nat- ure study? Page Fifty-nine --THE CAULDRON-1 1. Harlan Tarbell, magician. 2. What's the matter girls? 3. Our Alma Mater. 4. Dick helps out Santa. 5. Ethel Mae G., Dot Getz and Lila M. 6. Unwrap your present, Verla. 7. The Nativity. 8. Hello, Doris! 9. We want a basket, boys! Page Sixty more studious people! Seniors looked at more pictures. October 3 The daily jug list seems to be in- creasing- What does this mean? October 6 Miss Grush had a little trouble keeping her first hour study hall in order. Such an "ornery" bunch. October 7 It's surely funny to walk past the office about 8:30 A. M. to see so many "kids" waiting for admittance slips in order to get to their class after they have been absent a day. October 9 The upper classmen have decided to put freshies in their places and not allow them to shoot paper Wads in study hall. October 9 Everyone looked kind of serious minded today and did a little more studying or cramming. Know why? Six weeks exam's! October 10 The rest of the exams were given. Juniors gave a social hour and made a lot of money. October 13 Overheard one of the sophomore girls remark this morning that she couldn't understand how the week- ends could pass by so quickly. She was yawning as she said it. October 14 Everyone was taking notice. of the bright plaid shirt Clyde B. is "sport- ing" around. October 15 A few freshmen boys decided to go out the window at noon instead of us- ing the door. October 16 Mr. Bill Bone, a lecturer and hum-- orist, recited poetry to us. The sen- iors "ruled" and saw to it that the freshmen sat on the lower bleachers. October 17 At 3:15 report cards were brought forward, so now the story of the first six weeks is out. October 20 Raining again! It has rained each Monday for weeks and weeks. October 21 It surely is amusing to watch all the G. A- A. girls grab their coats and --THE C dash out at 3:15 to go down to bowl. Such enthusiasm! October 23 Senior play try-outs for "Leave It To Youth!" Senior play cast was announced and their practice held. October 27 Merle Rocke fell asleep in English class today and felt much better af- ter his nap. Everyone reading comic books instead of studying. October 28 "Slim" Strunk is going around sing- ing "Is It Love Or Is It Conscription?" October 29 Every member of Social Science Club is busy planning the Hallowe'en social hour for Friday night. Had vis- itors at play practice. October 30 Slim has made up his mind. It's love! October 31 Some Halloween pranksters got an old car up to the front door of the school some way. The Halloween soc- ial hour was grand, even the cider and doughnuts and that fortune teller! November 3 Everyone was glad to see the postal card that was posted on the bulletin board from Ruppy, our former science teacher who is now in England. November 4 Jack Bradley was aimlessly wander- ing around again today. November 5 Pete Plattner has been showing up pretty regularly at school. Either mother is getting tired of signing ex- cuses, or Pete has turned over a new leaf. English III class was astonished to see that it was snowing a little. Even Miss Spellenberg was surprised. November 6 Seniors went to Art Foto in Bloom- ington to have their pictures taken, and all seniors Uspruced up" a bit! November 7 Our faculty attended the state teacher's conference in Urbana. No classes for the day. November 10 A few senior boys went pheasant hunting, bagged two pheasants, 10 rabbits. AULDRON- 1.Husk jumps for one. 2. Jack in geom- etry class. 3. Spahr shoots one. 4. A Christmas present. 5. Nellie cutting capers. 6. George and Gerry. 7. Kay Stimeling, acrobat! 8. Is that Charles? 0. Come on, Pete. Page Sixty-one --THECAULDRON-i E l 1. Our tourney trophy. 2. Edith Stuck- ey "tickles the ivoriesf' 3. Gene M. and Elda Birkey 4. And so, etc. and blah-, 5. Trick shot artist. 6. A quiet study hall-flVIac'sJ. 7. Drop it in, John! 8. I S. N. U. choir. 9. Hi, "Nits!" Page Sixty-two November 11 Armistice Day, so no school: but sen- ior play practice went on early in the morning until noon. November 12 Informal pictures of different groups were taken for the Cauldron. It was a nice day for a change. We even had sunshine! November 13 Verna and Elda Birkey had quite a job trying to tell which lunch was which, but Verna finally grabbed the heavier one. November 14 For some unknown reason Carol Strunk had to remove her shoes in geometry class. Sophomores spon- sored a skating party at Fernwood. November 17 Senior play cast gave a skit taken from their play at an assembly. November 18 Funny thing-all the books fell from the book case in the assembly. Sen- ior play, Great talent shown by en- tire cast! November 153 Kay Stimeling and Burdell Hall' were elected cheer leaders and will make our cheering section very colorful with their various acrobatic stunts. November 20-21 Thanksgiving vacation. November 24 It took Mary Rohlfing a whole per- iod to figure out that she was 204 months old. November 25 First basketball game. We beat Tre- mont 27-18. Pep Club, band and new cheer leaders all performed. November 26 That "wacky" bunch of junior girls drew names for Christmas exchange. There is some question as to whether or not the boys should be allowed to sit in the library with pipes in their mouths! What's this trick about a bot- tle cap and two pennies that's going around? November 27 In order to read the funnies and still look industrious, George Bartelmay had to prop up his big orange notebook in front of the funny paper in studv hall. -1THE CAULDRON1- November 28 My, time flies! Report cards came out again today. Played Deer Creek in a "knock down and drag out" battle. which We won 14-13. December 1 A certain sophomore girl arrived at 8:45 and still looked pretty sleepy. December2 It is the hardest thing in the world to find a pencil sharpener in school. This explains why three boys arrived to their English class so late, so they said. December 3 After two wins we lost a hard game to one of our great rivals, Mackinaw. We lost our much loved tomahawk. December 4 Everyone down in the dumps about our losing that game last night. The G. A. A. girls went over to the Y. W. C. A. for health examinations so that they may swim. December 5 Everyone drew a name out of the box after assembly for our Christmas party- All of the team's loyal fans went to Pekin only to see our boys lose a thrilling game. December 8 A serious minded student body and faculty went to the gym at 11:30 to hear President Roosevelt give his dec- laration of war message to congress. In the afternoon two educational mov- ies on T. B. were presented. December 9 Our team Went to Washington and really won a thriller from the Wash- ington boys. Saw our old classmate Kenny Worner. December 10 Wesleyan quartet came to entertain us in assembly. December 11 T. B. tests were offered to any ot the studeits who wished them. Dr. Harlan, Tarbell brought his tricks of magic to M. T. H. S. December 12 The Potters took an easy victory down in Green Valley. Decemper 15 Everyone full of pep today. The "Three Musketeers" were excused from senior English class. 1. Bob Dausmann in shop. 2. Burdy and Kay, our cheerleaders. 3. Yum, yum! 4. The team. 5. Harriet makes out the "jug" list. 6. Watch Spahr, "Hans" 7. Valentine's Day celebration. 8. Cauldron business manager, Mary Strickfaden. Page Sixty-three --THE CA 1. Picnic in shorthand class. 2. Two conspirators. 3. Strmac wins the 440! 4. Hocus-pocus, al-a-ca-zam! 5. Lyle Birky, chief operator. 6. Dean Hauter goes up. 7. Jack and Carol. 8. "Jam- session." 9. Ready, aim-! Page Sixty-four ULDRON-i December 16 Potters chalked up another win by beating Armington. December 17 At last! The seniors received their pictures from Art Foto, and were they thrilled! December 18 Almost every boy in school is eating that sticky Christmas candy.. You'd think they'd pass it around. The chor- us gave a simple but impressive Christmas program. December 19 The big attraction at the Xmas party was Santa Claus C?J who had a gift for cveryoneg and then oh! what a mess in the study hall! January 5 After that long vacation it's pretty hard to get back in the groove again. January 6 Five seniors got rowdy in afternoon English class, so out they went. January 7 The girls in gym class were heard discussing "the night before" instead of taking gym. January 8 Miss Drake is having such a time making out the library fines. January 9 The "industrious" students who would like to sharpen tlfeir pencils have a time finding pencil sharpeners. January 12 Some letters were being passed around in the study hall this morning- Oh boy! 1 January 13 No school today because of Institute. We played Stanford here and lost in a double overtime? January 14 Where did all the paper come from in the English room. January 15 Big fight over funny papers fourth hour. January 16 Played in Tremont and beat 'emi January 19 Sophomores rejoice in contest. January 20 Two naughty boys ushered to study hall from geometry class. -THE C January 21 Miss Spellenberg's class had a party with penny suckers! January 22 Individual pictures of lower classmen were taken. Boys all look so "cute" in neckties. January 23 Approximately eight boys skipped school to see a good show. January 26 Our much loved tomahawk was pre- sented to the cheerleaders in assembly. January 27 Illy S. calmly walked in at 1:20 and said she was so busy talking to "Lem" she didn't notice the time. January 28 Sophomore boys match pennies dur- ing their jug session. January 29 Ernie Rassi "dead to the world" in economics class today. January 30 Mysterious persons kept knocking on Am. History door all period. February 2 Another dreary Monday and a lot of people look as if they could stand a little sleep, as usual. February 3 Big pep meeting before our first game in county tournament. February 4 Everyone glad about winning our first game from green valley. February 5 Home Ec. Club serves a chili lunch at noon. February 6 We beat Mackinaw in the semi-finals of the tournament. February 9 Everyone disappointed because we lost to Washington in the finals, but that second place trophy is good look- ing too. I February 10 Fritz tried to crawl back into geom- etry class but was unsuccessful. February 11 Speech class presented a nice as- sembly program in the afternoon. February 13 , Everyone taking care because today is Friday the 13th. . February 16 AU LDRON-1 Junior boys call important class meeting! Only two show up, as usual. February 17 Beat Deer Creek in an uninteresting game. February 18 Eureka quartet entertains assembly. Three seniors still in the dark as to how their names were learned by the quartet for that crazy song. February 19 Social Science Club held an impor- tant meeting about the trip they will take- February 20 Mr. Hilkey recites poems by James Whitcomb Riley in assembly. February 23 Speech class gave one act play for assembly program. February 24 About six "kids" walked into Am. Problems with handsful of pop corn. February 25 Georgene worried over complicated physics problems. February 26 At least nine boys spent an enjoy- able lunch hour riding around town honking the horn. February 27 We lost our last game of the season to Eureka. March 2 A few band members had a regular "swing" session before band. March 3 Verelda had the misfortune of tumb- ling down the steps. March 4 Senior boys appear in their oldest clothes. Girls in library admire hitch- hikers across the street. March' 6 Pete Plattner gave an extensive speech about farm life in American, Problems class. March 9 Dr. Sanford spoke to Assembly. March 10 Dr. Sanford conducts private inter- views for the Juniors and Seniors. March 11 Burdell's temper got the better of him. Result: No speech. March 12 Can you imagine Betty Hager being Pa ge Sixty-five 1-THE CAULDRON-1 17? March 13 Social Science Club sponsored a skating party. March 16 Half of the study hall was sound asleep fourth hour. Spring already? March 17 Largest jug of school year. March 18 Some of the boys coaxed a large black dog into the school, much to their delight. March 19 Fritz W. enjoyed a 40 minute siesta in the sunshine on the front steps. March 20 Freshman class sponsored a social hour. March 23 Geometry class celebrated a birth- day by having a real party With birth- day cake during class hour. March 24 Delmas Staker hurried to office only to find that no one really Wanted him on the telephone. March 25 Tuffy supplied study hall with crack- ers which tasted just like "bird seed". March 26 Mary McHenry tormented by too many people pulling her long curls. March 27 Dot Rapp laughed herself sick over a joke someone told her. March 30 Eunice Stieglitz delights in teasing seniors. March 31 . The boys are Wearing out their ver- sion of "Deep in the Heart of Texas". April 1 Miss Drake got fooled more than once on April Fool's Day. April 2 Sophomores sponsored a magician- most students attended matinee to get out of afternoon classes. April 3 Merle Rocke entertained himself in English class with latest song hit magazine. Page Sixty-six April 6 Bob Grimm suggested that some peo- ple drink more "No Nod". April 7 County Literary and Music meet. April S Speech class visited Washington high school and gave a one-act play for their assembly. April 9 Mr. Fenton talked to assembly on "Does Crime Pay?" April 10 Seniors were given day off to attend Bradley Day. April 13 Joe Jacob amused his whole class by hiding one of the girl's purses. April 14 County Literary and Music Meet. April 15 Marty Reuling struggled all period with her algebra problems. April 16 Washington High supplied our stu- dent body With many laughs with the clever program they gave us. April 17 Betty Gerber ended a perfect week by not being tardy one morning ol' this Week. April 20 Three sophomore girls took turns combing each other's hair during noon hour. April 21 Band presented annual spring con- cert. April 22 Husk B. takes over as a capable li- brarian today. April 23 Social Science Club members leave by bus for a three day trip to Chicago. April 24 Eldora Knoll and Bob Eisele spent an entire period exchanging notes in study hall. April 27 Miss Grush smiled her prettiest for a picture in one of her classes. ---THE CAULDRON1- April 28 Six girls took "time out" in gym class to play "hide and go seek". April 29 Illy and Yannie succeeded in eating an all day sucker in one period. April 30 Some saddle shoes sailed through the air in first hour study hall. May 1 Warm weather encouraged four boys to go for a swim in Mackinaw river. May 4 All boys running popularity race to see which will receive most invitations from the girls to the G. A. A. banquet. May 5 Muzzy decided shorthand would be an asset in taking notes in Mr. Bend- er's class. May 6 Bookkeeping class still struggling with practice sets. May 7 Junior play "Mother-in-Law Blues" was given. May 8 G. A. A. and Home Ec. gave a tea for the mothers of all boys and girls of the school. May 9 Seniors have their last class Weiner roast. May 12 County track meet at Delavan. May 16 Juniors entertain seniors at the Jef- ferson Hotel in Peoria. May 22 G. A. A. gave their annual banquet. May 24 Baccalaureate. May 25 Class night. May 26 Fifty-one seniors graduate from M. T. H. S. Senior Class Prophecy 'Twas in the summer of '48 that we were rolling up the International High- way No. 97 in the general direction of Chicago. In the seat of our Packard Convertible were Alvin Getz, Robert Leader, and Bob Eisele, who was at the wheel. The speedometer read a steady 75 along the big eight-lane roadway. We were on a sightseeing tour of the nation to observe the present stat- us of our former classmates. Thus far we were two hours out of Morton. We had eaten at Lloyd Miller's Grill or the Chromium Club. This was located ap- proximately two miles from Richard Belsley's farm. Rich, it seems, had mar- ried Betty Hager in the summer of 1944. Pursuing our course we continued on to Chicago. At the city limits we were halted by a traffic jam. Quietly walk- ing up to the head of the line we ob- served a '38 Buick. It was Carl Keister greatly in need of a slight push. After aiding the forlorn Carl we proceeded to Fourteenth Street and Lexington Avenue. Here we met the charming newlyweds, Elton Getz and his blush- ing bride of two hours, Helen Good- year. After giving them our congrat- ulations and receiving three cigars fWhite Owl brandl we went to the loop. We turned on the radio only to have it squeak like Mildred Guler in English class. So we drove to the nearest station which surprisingly enough was Don "Slim" Strunk's gar- age. We were told it would take quite a little time to fix the radio, so we set out on foot. We returned in about five minutes to find Merle Rocke feverishly applying the greasegun to our Pack- ard. A pair of number twelve shoes sticking out the front door resembled those of Eldon Bauman, Once again on our way we heard a feminine voice, which belonged to none other than Georgene Ueberrhein rendering in shrill tones upon the sub- ject of fenders to a woe-begone Sam Gerber, who stood gazing dolefully at Page Sixty-seven -ATHE CAULDRON - his well nigh demolished trousers. Sam remarked that he would have to see his insurance agent Jesse Musel- man. Our gaze drifted off to our right to the curbing, where we observed Bill Spahr and his wife of four years, Doro- thea Glock, who were munching pea-- nuts which rightfully belonged to an unsuspecting peanut vender. Bob Hull. Hull's little monkey was chattering away like a North Carolina tobacco auctioneer. We stayed at the Stevens Hotel, as usual. Here Alvin received a telegram from his wife, the former Florence Birky, to purchase a certain hat for which she had need. He dashed madly down the street as we headed wearily for the elevator. However, a group of milling children blocked our path. We observed that the overseer of the group was the former Verna Birkey, now a social science teacher at the Groveland High School. Verna declined to comment upon her husband, Bur- dell Hall, the harsh principal of the Allentown High School. Alvin flopped in through the door at about one thirty a. m. tafter mid- nightl. We immediately demanded an explanation. He remarked in return that he had been unfortunately de- layed at "Butch's Baloney Joint" by the proprietor, Leroy Tuffentsamer. We could guess the rest. Bright and early, at least bright, the next morning at about ten-thirty we set out for Cicero-since we planned to head for Omaha, Nebraska as soon as possible. We stopped at the sight of a girl looking dejectedly at her hus- band and a very flat tire. The girl turned out to be Verla Geiger, and her spouse was Walter Zimmerman. We then took Verla and Walt. to Verelda Rocke's combination "Double or Noth- in" drive-in and garage. Here we left them, and proceeded on our way. Up- on our arrival in Omaha we observed two wagging heads sticking out of an open manhole. The men behind the grease turned out to be Dean A. Hau- ter and John J. Getz. Dean was indig- nantly waving an arm oratorically, while John simply turned the air blue Page Sixty-eight . with a few choice words of his own. We asked Johnny about his married life. He grinned broadly and said he had wed Lucille Slagell. At this point we stored our car and boarded a plane for the coast. Arriv- ing in Los 'Angeles we first purchased a newspaper. Here in big black print we found the story of the elopement of Miss Norma Jean Stieglitz and Ed- die Wanner. We were simply over- joyed tso was Eddiel. We strolled down Hollywood Blv'd to La Brea and then south. Here Alvin stopped and whistled in awe at some- thing. Knowing him to be married we knew it wasn't a girl, so the next guess was candy. So into the Elizabethan Candy Shoppe we advanced to meet Elizabeth Frank. On to the Brown Derby we went. Here our hostess turned out to be none other than Ella Marie Baier. She ad- vised us that Eleanor Yanchik, Mary Rohlfing and Harriet Schrock were the cigarette girls in the same establish- ment, In this establishment puffing on a big, long, black cigar was Pete Plattner, the famous beer bottle cap magnate. His beautiful wife, the for- mer Gerry Rapp, was with him. We received a wire from our em- ployer telling us to hotfoot it home, so we left by plane the next mornlng. At Ottumwa, Iowa we meandered out to the airport, and after Alvin had chartered a Waco for a hurry-up trip home, we bid him adieu. However since the motor did not function properly, a Chunky figure came rolling down the runway on a scooter. Delmas Staker gingerly inserted his head under the cowl and produced a faulty sparkplug. He replaced it with a Ritthaler V-3 plug, manufactured by the R. Louis Ritthaler Company. Dick. Rapp piloted the machine, As we entered Illinois, Leader remarked that our directions were wrong, so we hailed a garbage truck. Perched upon a mountainous pile of magnificant grapefruit rinds was Edward Schmid- gall. Eisele noticed the grapefruit ---THECAULDRON-- rinds were stamped M. E. R. Schmid- gall told Eisele that Martha Reuling had quit her job of cowpunching on Leda Litwiller's ranch to raise grape- fruit commercially. After much deliberation we again grimly set forth in search of our old home town. Eisele, while looking at some house numbers on a street in Pekin, scraped fenders with Maxine Schick. She laughed at us, and said that her diplomatic insurance agent, Miss Eldora Knoll, would adjust mat- ters with our insurance company, the Morton Insurance Corporation, headed by Edna Getz. Mary Strickfaden and Ruth Ann Roecker hailed us as they were en- tering the Pekin theatre. Here were Helen Stetzler in the ticket office 'and Verna Belsley selling Four Roses for a living. After two hours of consistent per- sistance, Leader persuaded R. F. to ac- company him home, where we grog- gily leave you for another fate, be it better or otherwise. Note: All remarks contained herein are not necessarily those of a sane man, or that drunk you saw last night on 43rd Street. By Robert Leader, Robert Eisele, Alvin Getz Mr. Hatcher: "Verla, wake up Pete Plattnerf' Verla Geiger: "You do itg you put him to sleep." Miss Waldorf: "Do you serve crabs here?" Ella Marie Baier: "We serve anyone, sit down." Tramp: "Could you give a poor fel- low a bite?" Housewife: "I don't bite, but I'll call my dog." Class History Chapter I At the beginning of the school year in 1938, fifty-two Freshies entered the portals of M. T. H. S. as the largest and probably the greenest class ever to enter our school up to that time. In organizing our class, we chose Miss Opal Kern as our class advisor, Dean Hauter as president, Martha El- len Reuling as vice-president and Robert Hull as secretary-treasurer. Being ambitious and eager for ac- tion, members of the class participated in nearly all school activities. Our representatives in debate were Doro- thea Glock, Marty Reuling and Dean Hauter. Gerry Rapp was elected vice- president of Home Economics and Ver- la Geiger was treasurer of G. A. A. The following represented us in band: Mar- ty Reuling, Norma Stieglitz, Betty Ha- ger, Georgene Ueberrhein, Ella Marie Baier, Verla Geiger, Eleanor Yanchik, Gerry Rapp, Richard Rapp, Dean Hau- ter and Bob Hull. We also had many members in chorus, and Dorothea Glock won first place in the county's vocal contest. Bill Spahr, John Getz, Jess Musel- man, Robert Hull and Elton Getz rep- resented us in basketball, in baseball were Jess Muselman, Bill Spahr, Carl Keister and Eldon Bauman, and in track were Jess Muselman and Bill Spahr. Chapter II In the autumn of 1939 only fifty stu- dents returned to good old Alma Mater to continue their search for knowledge. We organized with Gerry Rapp as pres- ident, Eleanor Yanchik as vice-presi- dent and John Getz as secretary-treas- urer. Ralph McMinn was chosen as our class advisor. The prominence of our class was shown by the numerous offices in school activities held by our class- mates. Robert Hull was elected vice- president of the Athletic Association. Our representatives in debate were Mary Strickfaden, Georgene Ueberr- hein and Dean Hauter. Ella Marie Page Sixty-nine --THE CA Baier was elected secretary of G. A. A. and Dean Hauter was vice-president of both the band and the Camera Club. Those entering band in addition to last year's list were Edna Getz and Burdell Hall. We were well represented in chorus although none of us held an office. The outstanding athletes in basket- ball were Jess Muselman, John Getz and Eldon Bauman. Chapter III Having passed the half-way mark, and being ready to assume the role of upper-classmen, we entered our third year of high school in 1940. Class of- fices were filled by Robert Hull as pres- ident, Gerry Rapp as vice-president, Mary Strickfaden as secretary-treas- urer and Ralph McMinn as advisor. Marty Reuling was chosen as vice- president of G. A. A. Many juniors joined the Social Science Club. Bur- dell Hall was elected program chair- man. We were represented in debate by Dean Hauter and Mary Strickfaden. Robert Hull was again elected vice- president of the Athletic Association. All the band and chorus members were back in their places. Dean Hauter was secretary-treasurer of chorus. Dean took first place in the county's vocal contest. Officers of the Camera Club were Dick Rapp, vice-president. and Mary Strickfaden, secretary-treas- urer. We were well represented in the ath- letic field. In basketball this year were John Getz, Jess Muselman, Bill Spahr and Eldon Bauman. In baseball we had Jess Muselman, Bill Spahr, El- don Bauman, Kenneth Worner, Bob Eisele and Carl Keister. The following were successful in track: Bill Spahr, John Getz, Jess Muselman and Dean Hauter. "Look Who's Here," was the class play presented by the Juniors. Mem- bers of the cast were Leroy Tuffent- samer, John Getz, Marty Reuling, Bob Eisele, Verla Geiger, Mary Rohlfing, Eldora Knoll, Betty Hager and Norma Stieglitz. The play was under the di- rection of Miss Florence Stewart. The responsibility of publishing the Philosopher was taken on by our class, and the industrious staff had Page Seventy UL DRON-- Dean Hauter as editor for the first sem- ester and Marty Reuling for the second semester. The outstanding social event of the year was the Junior-Senior banquet which was held at the Pere Marquette Hotel in Peoria. Chapter IV At the opening of the 1941 school season, fifty-two students prepared to take over the distinguished duties of seniors at M. T. H. S. Within a few days we elected Robert Hull as presi- dent, Robert Eisele as vice-president and Mary Strickfaden as secretary- treasurer. Ralph McMinn was again chosen as our class advisor, and, due to the increase in class activities, Floyd Covill was also chosen as an advisor. The senior class play, t'Leave It To Youthf, was the first dramatic produc- tion of the year. It was a great suc- cess and was under the capable direc- tion of Miss Florence Drake. The fol- lowing were members of the cast: Ger- ry Rapp, Marty Reuling, Helen Stetz- ler, Georgene Ueberrhein, Eleanor Yan- chik, Eldora Knoll, Mary Strickfaden, Robert Eisele, Bob Hull, Dean Hauter, Burdell Hall, Leroy Tuffentsamer, Bill Spahr and Walt. Zimmerman. Two seniors holding offices in the Athletic Assocation were Bob Hull as president and Jess Muselman as vice- president. In G. A. A. Mary Rohlfing represented us as president. Many seniors were members of the Social Science Club. Gerry Rapp was elected as president, Verna Birkey as vice- president, Burdell Hall as secretary and Marty Reuling as business man- ager. In the spring of this year this club made a trip to Chicago, visiting various places of interest. Dean Hau- tcr and Mary Strickfaden again repre- sented our class in debate. Most of the seniors returned to their places in band and chorus. Bob Hull was elected president of the band, Dean Hauter, president of the chorus, and Burdell Hall secretary-treasurer of the chorus. Dorothea Glock again won first place in the county's vocal con- test. Our class, as usual, was well repre- sented in sports. Those in basketball were Bill Spahr, captain, Jess Musel- ---THE CAULDRON-i man, John Getz, Pete Plattner and Eldon Bauman. Burdell Hall repre- sented our class in sports by being one of the cheerleaders. Our participants in baseball were Eldon Bauman, Bob Elsele and Bill Spahr. The senior track-men were Dean Hauter, Bill Spahr and Bob Eisele. Merle Rocke was appointed assistant manager of the Athletic Association. As usual, we, the seniors, took upon ourselves the task of publishing the annual yearbook, the Cauldron. We chose Dean Hauter as editor and Marty Reuling as assistant editor. As guests of the Junior Class, we climaxed our four years of school life by enjoying the Junior-Senior banquet held at the Jefferson Hotel in Peoria. We, as a class, have worked dili- gently, and feel that we have accom- plished many worthwhile things. We have been very active in the past four years of school life, and it is our desire that our class may be remembered as one of the most outstanding ever to leave M. T. H. S. By Verna Birkey and Mary Strickfaden Junior Closs Song Titles LaVerne Apple-"Sweet As Apple Cider" Lucille Bauer-"It's So Peaceful" Kenneth Belsley-"He's Just a Coun- try Boy at Heart"' Wilma Belsley-"Sweet and Low" Louise Mae Birkey--"Turkey In The Straw" Lyle Birky-"When I Grow Too Old To Dream" Jacqueline Bradley-"My Melan- choly Baby" Martha Jane Burger-"Strawberry Blonde" Katherine Crager-"K-K-K-Katy" Doris Dietrich-"Ain't She Sweet" Betty Lou Frank-"Betty Co-ed" Betty Gerber-"Mexicali Rose" Edith Getz-"Edie Was a Lady" Marie Grimm-"Ah, Marie" Joe Jacob-"Wha' Cha Know Joe" Florence Gunther-"Flo' Gently" Robert Hasty-"Somebody Else Is Taking My Place" Ila Hochstetler--"I Don't Want To Set the World On Fire" Ray Huette-"Back In the Saddle Again" Elizabeth Kaufman-"Liza" Marilyn Martin - "Sophisticated Lady" Anita Miller-"Juanita" Dorothy Mae Rapp-'tGirl of My Dreams" Ernie Rassi-"I'm a Rambling Wreck" Raymond Rein-'Time Was" Mildred Risen-"Rose of Washington Square" Verna Roth-"My Momma Don' Tol' Me' Marvin Smith-"Wynkin, Blynkin and Nod" Ila Jean Stieglitz-"Dark Eyes" Robert Strubhar-"It Makes No Dif- ference Now" Carol Strunk-"St. Louis Blues" Edith Stuckey-" A String of Pearls" Ruth Tuffentsamer-"Sleepy Time Gal" Fritz Witzig-"Honey Dear" June Yentes-"I"ive Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" Calvin Zobrist-"Scatterbrain" Club Expert: "The trouble with your golf game is that you don't address the ball properly." Marty Reuling: "Well, I was polite to that darn ball as long as possible." James Tiller: "I'd like a book, Miss Drake." Miss Drake: "Something light? James: "It doesn't matter. I have my bicycle with me." Page Seventy-o ---THE CA Senior Cldss Will We, the class of 1942 of the Morton Township High School, in considerae tion of the fact that our high school life must soon close, and being without doubt of sane mind and good judgment do hereby legally declare this our last will and testament. To the school we bequeath a loud- speaker to read the announcements concerning those attending the 9th period. To the junior class we bequeath our much used original grammar books in order to save them a quarter. To the sophomore class we will the honor of going on a Social Science trip and returning in the same, or ai better, state of mind. 'To the freshmen or beginners de- partment, we heroically leave our sur- plus knowledge. To Mr. Hatcher we will a time clock so that he may keep track of all tardy students. To Mr. McMinn we will a quiet 9th hour study hall so there will be no need of a 10th hour study hall. To Miss Waldorf we bequeath a larg- er group of students in the library first hour. To Miss Wheeler we give etiquette books concerning future secretaries to be distributed among her pupils. To Mr. Hoyt we will a carload of pop, cake and ice cream so he can treat the physics class the last day of school. To Miss Drake we bequeath our love for English literature - especially Shakespeare's plays. To Miss Spellenberg we will better judges so her chorus will get first place at the next county contest. To Mr. Bender we fill several history books to be distributed among several unemployed students. To Mr. Covill we will a play-pen for his little daughter. COf course he may use it himself.J To Miss Grush we bequeath an an- gelic geometry class-such as ours al- ways was. Pa ge Seventy-two L DRON--- Ella Marie Baier wills her parking place on the driveway to Dorothy Mac Rapp. Eldon Bauman gives up his chair in the back of the English classroom to George Bartelmay. LCareful, George. sleeping sickness is catchyl. Richard Belsley wills his ability to find out choice bits of smalltalk to Dick Ackerman- Verna Belsley gives her sister Wilma to any nice MORTON boy. Verna Birkey wills her ability to play more than study and still be a good student to Lucille Bauer. Florence Birky wills her skating dates to Katherine Crager. Robert Eisele wills his amorous note writing ability to Mabel Belsley. Elizabeth Frank wills her daily train rides home to any traveling salesman. Verla Geiger wills her classroom snacks to Lila Mathis. Sam Gerber wills his first semester tardy slip to the paper campaign for National Defense. Alvin Getz wills his slow motion ac- tions fwhich he has patentedl to Dick Kent. Edna Getz wills a dance with "a strawberry blonde" to anyone inter'- ested- Elton Getz leaves his Mercury to any interested person fOh Yeah! IJ John Getz bequeaths his ability to make funny faces to Russell Yordy. Dorothea Glock wills her twittering voice and her awards to Doris Diet- rich. To Doris Fort, Helen Goodyear leaves her ear rings and make-up kit. Mildred Guler wills her diary of daily gossip to the Philosopher. Betty Hager wills her "come hither" and Hscram buddy" looks to Gerry lTHE CA.ULDRON- Roecker. Burdell Hall wills his success as a cheer leader to Ernestine Duke. To Alice Rocke, Dean Hauter wills his big feet. Robert Hull bequeaths a third term for president to Bob Strunk. Carl Kiester wills his ability to make bigger and better paper wads to Bob Dausmann. Eldora Knoll wills her "wistful lov- er's look" to Carol Strunk. Robert Leader wills his reducing formula to James Tiller. Leda Litwiller wills her part interest in the cat skeleton in the lab to Edith Stuckey. Lloyd Miller bequeaths his twenty- one Shakespeare passages to Elwyn Miller. Jesse Muselman wills his copy of 'tHow To Win, Friends and Influence People" to Ernie Rassi. Pete Plattner wills his red socks to Ray Rein so that Ray can "set the world on fire". Gerry Rapp wills her "man trouble" to Margie Getz. Dick Rapp wills his authority over study halls to Marvin Smith. Martha Ellen Reuling leaves her saxophone to the city junk heap. Robert Ritthaler wills the big city of Groveland to anyone interested. Merle Rocke wills his habit of force- fully leaving geometry class to Calvin Zobrist. Verelda Rocke wills her good nature to the world at large. ' Ruth A. Roecker wills her kid broth- ers to Dorothy Rapp. Mary Rohlfing leaves her ball-play- ing ability to Mr. Covill's future base- ball teams. Maxine Schick wills the position of watching over her sister to a Deer Creek farm boy. Edward Schmidgall wills his supply of "pet names" to "Chink" Wanner. Harriet Schrock wills her ability to have classes all morning, work in the office in the afternoon, study after school and go riding in a Buick at night to the younger generation. Lucille Slagell wills her short walk home to Betty Gerber. Billy Spahr wills his permanent wave and girl's addresses to Joe Jacob. Delmas Staker wills his patience to wait on girls to Fritz Witzig. . Helen Stetzler wills her gum chews ing exercises to Jean Shipp. Norma Stieglitz wills her newly ac- quired position on the honor roll to Bob Strubhar. Mary Strickfaden wills her position as head of her carload of knowledge seekers who daily ride in from Grove- land way, to Vernon Zimmerman. Donald Strunk wills his four years of' "book larnin' " to the less fortunate. His heart belongs to the farm. Leroy Tuffentsamer bequeaths one pair of "lo-o-o-n-n-ngg" trousers to the O. P. M. Qeorgene Ueberrhein wills her fav- orite motto, "Little girls should be seen but not heard", to her sister Rozanna. Eddie Wanner wills the rippling mus- cles of his powerful structure to Bill Russell. Eleanor Yanchik wills that amazing strength and energy that propels her to school almost half the time to Rob- ert Hasty. Walter Zimmerman bequeaths his prospective girl friends of Morton, Tre- mont and all the surrounding towms to the male population of the universeg he's just a bachelor at heart. l-l Betty Lou Frank: "Can you keep a secret, Louise Mae?" Louise Mae: "I can,-but it's just my luck to tell them to other girls who can't." Page Seventy-th ree -THECAULDRON-1 Freshman, Con You imagine? Richard Ackerman-Not giggling in math class. Robert Andrews-Being quiet and humble. Omega Archer-With an eastern ac- cent. Emogene Bachman-Watching her dance and learning to sway. George Bartelmay-Not eating his spinach. Willis Bauman-Milking Fannie with gloves on. Louis Belsley-As a traveling sales- man- Elda Birkey-Heart being set on fire because her boy friend has a lot of money to burn. Patricia Broderick- Hair parted on the side. Howard Canaday-Not having his dinner bucket. Dorothy Crumrine-Not hoping her trombone player doesn't run out of wind. I Richard Dallinger - Not throwing airplanes. Robert Dausmann-Not at the dairy store. Violet Diemer--Being loud. Bernadine Geiger-Going places be- cause she has a beautiful carriage. Wayne Gerber-Arguing with the teachers. Marjorie Getz-Not having that in- nocent look. Marvin Getz-Walking with a girl in the moonlight. Ramona Grafelman-Being a softy. Robert Grimm-Quitting Virginia. Jerry Hensen - Not being s o r e about graduation. Page Seventy-four Lois Hochstetler-Getting a dimplc by sleeping on a collar button. Kenneth Huette-One of the Hgas house" gang. Dick Kent-As a flyweight boxer. Byron Koch-Without one hand in his pocket. Ilene Kruse-Saying that it's luckj, lipstick isn't fattening. Roberta Lindenberger-Being easy on the eyes and hard on the pocket- book. June Litwiller-Not liking a certain Pleasant Hill boy. Mary McHenry--Having short hair. Wayne Marquart-Muscle bound. Myrtle Martin-Called Heddy La- marr. Donna Jean Miller-Without a smile. Gene Miller-Without Elda. Betty Moschel-Not discussing with Omega Archer what they did the night before. Irene Moushon-Giving her opinion in class. Alice Muselman-Laughing with her mouth open. Ardith Pool-Not worrying about the new bass player in the band. Chauncy Ritthaler-With note book paper. Virginia Ritthaler-Running to a fire- Ralph Roecker-As a pool shark. Jessie Rohlfing-Being a farmerls wife. William Russell-Riding home on the Rocket. Florence Schenke-Not being friend- ly. Marvin Schmidtgall-Wearing shoes size three. Dorothy Schwarzentraub-Short and fat. -THE C Jean Shipp-Not being proud of our freshman class fa certain country boy.J James Shipps-As water boy for the Cardinals. Carroll Smith-Working his way up in the Journal-Transcript. Lois Smith-With less than two col- ors on at one time. Ivan Steiner-With his eyes open. Robert Stephenson-Not arguing with teachers. Eunice Stieglitz-Not watching the interurban from Allentown. Mary Lou Strunk-Not talking to L1 boy for one day. Paul Stuckey-As an angel with a dirty face- Betty Thompson-Talking without a wiggle. James Tiller-As speed-king or bul- let man. . Barbara Tuffentsamer-Not quarrel- Eng with Ardith over a new band mem- er. Marvin Waldbeser - Forgetting his nine year old girl friend. Gladys Wittmer-Reciting without being asked. Harold Witzig-A campfire boy. Russell Yordy - Not aggravating Marvin Waldbeser in science. Vernon' Zimmerman-Missing a vau- deville show- Lloyd Zobrist-Not encouraging a fight. Yvonne Henson: "Mook makes me tired." Jerry Henson: "It's your own fault, my dear, you should stop running af- ter him.' ' Verelda: "What's the best exercise for reducing?" Harriett: "Just move your head from right to left when asked to have a sec- ond helping." AU LDRONT- Sophomore Dinner Hungry? Let's eat. The sophies make a tasty meal. The appetizers t'?D are a shrimp cocktail-Rich Reilly and Velma Ackerman served with the twisej crackers Bernice Allenspach, Nelson Roth and Dan Strmac and topped by the tardy sauce Lorene Com- stock and Marks Goodyear, late as usual. If you're still hungry, we'll bring on the second course with its main feat- ure a big goose, Clyde Bruell. If you don't care for goose, there are the chickens Elizabeth Anderson, Madeline Schick and Lucille Jacob seasoned with salt and pepper, Ruth and Russell Zim- merman. Have some corny corn, Paul Ritthal- er and Harold Straesser, or celery, Marilyn Mueller, Gloria Sorenson and Ada Staker, or for more pep try red pepper Dorothy Roecker. What? In a pickle again are Rich- ard Lang and Kay Stimeling. For variety try some at clams, silent but tasty, Ernestine Duke, Ruth Crum- rine and Margaret Smallenberger. Sur-- prise! In an oyster was found tPearleJ Rieger. At the head of the table sits the big cheese Bob Strunk with the little cheese "Marg" Hauter. For more protein eat the good eggs Ruth Roth, Virginia Moser and Ger- aldine Krug- Last but not least is the ginger-ale, Alice Rocke and Norma Grimm, and the nutbread, 'tHusk" Bartelmay. If your still alive, we'll bring on the dessert. O, good! Cookies! Gerry Roecker, Yvonne Henson and Mable Belsleyg and here are some more sweets, Irene Ack- erman and Erma Rocke. At the end of the table are the dev- il's food cakes, Bobby Wanner and Kenneth Jacob: and at the other end are the angelfoods, Joan Getz. Glenn Page Seventy-five --THECAULDRON-1 Marquart and Dorothy Getz. Yum! Yum! peaches-Shirley Kruse, Mary Nan Keister and Lila Mathis, with sugar and cream-Russell Hull and Robert Baurer, but to save on sugar try honey, Dorothy Bauman and Inez Brandt. Here are some grapes always in a bunch, Betty Davis, Maxine Brants. Phyllis Pool and Eileen Zimmerman. i l 7 v :- ,PQ You can have your choice of pears Cpairsl. There is the fresh pair, Doris Fort and Elwyn Miller, the canned pair Melvin Felker and Doris Roth and the frozen pair Evelyn Staker and Merle brr-r-r-r Ritthaler. Things seem rather cold in that corner, This ends our meal with the three bad eggs, Rozanna Ueberrhein, Caro- lyn Vissering and Ethelmae Gerber. 4 L hiv IN ,un ' E' L-' - . II"ll- -- llfller 5 51.11 A ,L Un 1 Raw vw l"l ,Q 'JA Il 6 D f at' HCI .. ., "H 573 Page Seventy -THE CAULDRON-1 Peoria Engraving Co. OFFICIAL ENGRAVERS FOR 1942 Cauldron Compliments of Wm. J. Dausmann Denlisl MORTON. ILLINOIS That You Do Save At CARP'S Can Be Proved On Your Visit To Our Store. READY-TO-WEAR. DRY GOODS. MEN'S WEAR Pekin. Illinois Tazewell Candy Co. Chester Neikirk 348 Margaret St. Tel. 470 Pekin. Illinois Our Candies are Fresh- Our Stock Complete WHOLESALE ONLY SACONY PLAY SUITS Take your summer fun in a Sac- ony Play Suit. Exclusive Ciella fabric in heavenly shades of blue. rose and cloud white. In sizes 10-20. Br:nunrn's P95 fy ---THE CAU LDRON-l Compliments of the B rlelma 8: Uerlle BEAUTY BUX a Y Helen Grove. Prop. co, EXILIRT Buick Service BEAUTY SERVICES G n d 15 W. Jeffregson Street, Phone 2591. Phone 5541. Morton. Ill. Phone 1466 Se mour's Store Seymour Rosenberg, Prop. O CLOTHING. SHOES. A R C H I T H C 'f GOO1EeE'.?'SISi?NLS. ' O Corner Capitol and St. Mary 210 con: Street, Pekin' Illinois. PEKIN. ILLINOIS. W. Be Sure - See the New Models Lawvef O FARMER'S NATIONAL BANK BUILDING Pekin. Illinois. BIRKEY IMP. C0. IVIURTUN CREAMERY CASH BUYEHS OF CREAM O Brookside Butler PHONE 5601. 0 MORTON. ILLINOIS- P g s ry-...gm -THE C LDRON-1 cnliwiisfox Hurley-0 Beauty Shop M. D. ' Wilma Getz COMPLETE PHYSICIAN 6. SURGEON BEAUTY SERVICE . Farel Destin Cosmetics. 104 South Main St. Phone 4961 Mqrtpn, Illingig MoR'I'oN. ILLINOIS. TAZEWELI. SERVICE STATION BLUE SEAL -:- MAGIC ALADDIN -:- BLUE SEAL OIL GAS TIRES BEN PFLEDERER. MGR. MORTON. ILLINOIS WE IN THE ELECTRIC INDUSTRY PLEDGE OUR ENERGY. RESOURCES AND MANPOW- ER TO THE PRESERVATION OF OUR COUNTRY AND THE IDEALS FOR WHICH 'IT STANDS. ILLINDIS IUWA PDWER CD. PgS ty lTHE CAULDRON-- Compliments of Jones Brothers N R I-n co Iewelers ' I g ' Watches Gifts .:. Dium,nd'Q"""""J"""W"m"G'M' Jewehy 359 - 361 court street Designs and Manufacturing 517-19 Court St.. Pekin. Illinois Pekin. Illinois Young Peorple Need Protection Country Lile Ins. Co. Office: Farm Bureau Building. Pekin. Illinois Chas. C. Masching. Gen. Agt. Compliments of Pekin Floral Co Pekin. Illinois Compliments of WHITE MANUFACTURING C0. "X L" PRODUCTS MORTON. ILLINOIS WURST-MILLER BAKERY LET YOUR SENSE OF TASTE BE THE JUDGE HIGHEST QUALITY BAKERY GOODS "MILK-MAID" BREAD PHONE 3391 MORTON. ILLINOIS 9 E Shiv --THE CAU LDRON-- Arch Barlelmay Wm. Sanders and sons SHEET METAL ,,, s H o P GENERAL FARM GAS AND COAL FURNACES EQUIPMENT DEALERS Slnkerg MORTONI ILLINOIS MORTON. ILLINOIS Henry Birkenhusch and Son Diamonds - Watches - Clocks Cut Glass - Iewelry Eyes Tested and Fitted Repairing a Specialty Pekin. Illinois Compliments of Allred Homer MORTON. ILLINOIS For Health and Appearance Wear Clean Clothes I M af, -, , ,- , MURT N DRY CLEANERS TAZEWELL COUNTY'S FINEST CLEANERS Phone 6601. Morton, Illinois. P 5 E ghty ---THE CAULDRON--i Compliments of MIDWEST PUTTERY CI-IEVRULET SUPER - S Eye It - Buy It - Try It! Yo 'l ERVICE STATION u 1 Be Satisfied! Roecker Chevrolet Company SALES Te Fender and Body Repair and SERVICE lephone 1930 Greasing Service Accessories PAY CASI-I - PAY LESS SZOI.D'S Completely Air-Conditioned Department Store 2201 South Adams Street Peoria. Illinois GOLDSTEIN JEWELRY C0. Peoria's Leading Jewelers 211 South Adams St., Peoria, Ill. Dependable Optical Serv' CUNIBEAITS DRUG STORE Registered Pharmacist on duty at all times Morton. Illinois I-IEISER 3: SUN REAL ESTATE ice Gnd Diamonds Indian Jewelry INSURANCE Watches Charm Bracelets l Jewelry Class Rings "' We Invite You to Open a Charge Morton, Illinois Account P g E'ghtyt --THE CAULDRON-- LAMPS KITCHEN POTTERY ART WARE The MURTUN PUTTERY CU. S. W. RAPP. WILLIAM RAPP. Sec'y. - Treas. General Mgr. MORTON - ILLINOIS ROCKE'S F0011 MARKET AND COLD STORAGE LOCKER Fresh Frozen Fruits and Vegetables Kept Fresh the Year 'Round UP-TO-DATE GROCERY AND MEAT MARKET Custom Butchering Free Delivery Morton Phone 4151 Open Evenings and Sundays THE GRILL "THE EATING PLACE WHERE EVERYONE MEETS HIS FRIENDS" MRS. HULL. Proprietor PHONE 4561. MORTON. ILL. "Buy Your Ford in Morton" WALZ 8: WIECKI-IUFI' MUTUR C0 SALES RIDE and the SERVICE BUS MORTON -ILLINOIS P g E ghty th ---THE CAULDRON--1 Janssen Bros. QUALITY Groceries - Meals Nohl Concreie Products SAND - BLOCKS - CEMENT MORTONI ILLINOIS Phone 6841 Morton. Ill. Complinlents of E. L. T. E. Sollermann L 3 W Y 9 T YOUR County Clerk PEKIN. ILLINOIS MARSHALL BUILDING Pekin. Illinois Compliments of A. E. KLUPFENSTEIN Funeral Birecior MORTON. ILLINOIS MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS AT R 0 X Y ' S We Specialize in FISH. CHICKEN AND STEAK DINNERS WE ALSO HAVE DELICIOUS SANDWICHES. 304 Margaret St.. Pekin. Illinois. Phone 961-A P g E'5hl:y-four --THE CAULDRON-- Quality is never an accident It is always the result of high intention sincere effort. intelligent direction and skillful execution. commn L.UMBER co. We Aim to Satisfy. PHONES: 1340-41. PEKIN. ILL WITZlG'S SINCE191U lor Clothing and Shoes A Complete Drug Store in the Same Room Since 1864. Your Every Drug Want Filled At LOWEST ADVERTISED PRICES - QUALITY THE BEST Mail Your Order - Pay Later. El-IRLICI-IER BRDTI-IERS CD. Phones 1373 - 1374. Pekin. Illinois. Ben L. Smith J. M. Powers L a w y e r Allorney-al-Law ARCADE BUILDING GENERAL PRACTICE Pekin -Illinois Pekin -Illinois P 9 Eghty -THE CAULDRON--- Telephone 1776 S. H. Moore Art Foto Shop 409 NORTH MAIN ST. BLOOMINGTON. ILL. Photographer FOR 1942 CAULDRON 0 gh E L G I N BULOVA NH WATCHES SHEAFFER - PARKER - EVERSHARP PENS - PENCILS - SETS dkffia-.. h "Y ' . O g53?ss',. FINE UALITY EWELRY MEX EM? "GIFTS THAT LAST" 5 A IF "T X I X E XQWXWW EXPERT REPAIRING . gf gb ' 'W 9 G QW GENUINE REGISTERED KEEPSAKE DIAMONDS JU!-IN FRINTZ. Jr. Morton's Jeweler age Eighty-six -iTHE CAULDRON- Keenan Sporl Goods "SPORT GOODS Dr. Sneller Eye - Ear - Nose - Throat for GLASSES GOOD SPORTS.. Jefferson Building. 514 Main street - Peoria. 111 ':' phone 4.1719 Peoria. Illinois Compliments of E L. E. Pallon Y ' YOUR OSTEO ATHIC ' PHYSICIAN MORTON1--ILLINOIS Pekin. Illinois LIME CEMENT TILE SAND ROOFING BRICK EDW. MATHIS LUMBER CU. L U M B E R Conlraclors and Builders MORTON. ILLINOIS - PHONE 2111 BUILDERS' I-IARDWAR E BUILDING BLOCKS P 9 Eghty TI-IE CAULDRON--- 7fae fzldfljd-It fVau4 flfuhfinq Printers of T H E C A U L D R O N Since 1938. We Specialize In Good Printing. Advertising and Publications. Tazewell County's Leading Weekly Newspaper In Its 55th Year of Service. MORTON. ILLINOIS ge Eighty-eight iiTI-IE CAULDRONi- You've got to see and drive it. Words can't describe it! Such is the magic of "Dodge Fluid Drive-" A new kind of ride. a new kind of driving ease! America's great safety car. Built to save you money! For the first time Fluid Drive in a low priced car. Dodge and Plymouth 566s RUCH MUTUR SALES .Q mddgg SALES AND SERVICE 1g' p.V' 5 112 North Main street. Morton. Illinois folymob "Rush to Ruch" for :J BETTER CARS LOWEST PRICES HIGHEST QUALITY Let Us Make Your Future A Pleasant One Hardware - I' urniiure - Floor Coverings RUECKER gi DIETRICH MORTON PHONE 2561 ILLINOIS Compliments of MDRTUN STATE BANK MORTON. ILLINOIS I MEMBER OF THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION Pag E ghty -l-THE CAULDRON-- FREIDINGER BRDS. MARKET SUPER-SERVICE STORE GROCERIES Featuring Richelieu Foods MEATS PHONE 2631 Morton. Illinois FREE DELIVERY Compliments of Phone 459 F I Morton 3179 5 Products Company Dress shop Manufacturers of FARM ELEVATORS Wilkins 8: Brecher ATTORNEYS - AT - LAW PEKIN. ILLINOIS "The Shop She Prefers" ARCADE BUILDING Ask About Our Charge or Lay Away Plan. PEKIN. ILLINOIS Experienced Beautician Martha Miller SERVICE OF EXCELLENT QUALITY PERMANENTS. FINGER WAVES. MANICURES. MARCELS. FACIALS. Phone Morton 6761 Three Dining Rooms Phones: 4-1536-4-6841 RIESS RESTAURANT AND DELICATESSEN Famous for Good Food KARL RIESS, Prop. 217-219 Main St., Peoria. Illinois Hugh Phillips For Quality and Service STANDARD OIL PRODUCTS Morton. Illinois P ge Ninety ----THE CAULDRON-- Compliments of co-op. A' B' Hoeuchen Grain 8: Coal Ass'n. COAL - FEED - SEED Insurance LIMESTONE 'i' Phone 6301 Morton. Ill. Phone 2761. MORTON. ILLINOIS Ben Heinold's Service Station SINCLAIR PRUDUCTS Greasing and Washing ON U. S. ROUTE 150 - MORTON. ILL. PHONE 3601. HUME DIL CU. Home'Made Pies Radios - Repairing WIMPY HTBURGERS END 'i'3xBLEs CONGOLEUM RUGS -:- BREAKFAST SETS Located Across From Theatre MORTON. ILLINOIS MORTON. ILLINOIS KOCl'l'S DAIRY Phone 5591-Morton. Ill. DISTRIBUTOR - SOLDWEDEL'S Pasieurized Dairy Products ICE CREAM and BUTTER Protect the Health of Your Family by Insisting on PASTEURIZED DAIRY PRODUCTS. W PgN ty 1-THE CAULDRON--- s. BETTER QUALITY FENCES. PAINTS. ROOFING. ETC- DIRECT FROM FACTORY AT MONEY - SAVING PRICES INTERLDCKING FENCE CD. MORTON. ILLINOIS Compliments of C. H. BEIN Plumbing and Healing SHEET METAL WORK compumems of A SEQ-??N'2.?.?i?q?LE'-T-AfS9rE5iE OF YOUTH I- B A Shepherd "YoU'RE IN THE GROOVE" . ' . WHEN YOU WEAR ONE OF OUR ,:, JUNIOR DRESSES Denis! Mother and Daughter Coilon Shop Morton. Illinois 317 Court SL. Pekin, Ill. PUBLIX Velde 3: Preii man Y Greai Siales Allorneys-al-Law Themes + PEKIN -:- EMPIRE Pekin. - Illinois Pekin' Illinois P 9 N tytwo -THE CAULDRON---- CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES TO SENIORS OF 1942 HEINIGEITS STANDARD SERVICE ALFRED HEINIGER. MORTON. ILLINOIS SCHIPPER 8: BLUCK DRY GOODS -:- LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S READY-TO-WEAR MENS' AND BOYS' Clothing and Furnishings PEKIN -:- ILLINOIS Compliments of Compliments of C J B hl Chris Getz ' ' Agent for veterinary IIISIITHIICB of' ALL KINDS Morton. Illinois MORTON. ILLINOIS Compliments of Esther S. I-Iodel M. D, Compliments of George Donaldson County Judge MORTON. ILLINOIS Page Ni ty th lTHE CAULDRON-i- B 0 0 S T E R S CLIFTWOOD INN-Anna Kretz. Prop. BANTY MARCH ROBERT REEL GERALD COOKE CONIBEAR'S AUTO-BODY H. E. SCHOPP LEE HUDGENS GRIEDER'S GROCERY STORE ERWIN MAX ED. HIRSTEIN 6. SONS Compliments of Joseph Aronoif Morton, Illinois Sirunk's Dairy MILK - CREAM 6 COTTAGE CHEESE STATE Certified Herd Phone 5411 - Morton. Ill WATCHES - DIAMONDS Jewelry Singer Jewelry Co 420 Main Street PEORIA - ILLINOIS MEET ME AT STUMPF PHARMACY MORTON - ILLINOIS F g N ety-four ---THE CAULDRON--- Miller's Flower Shop and Greenhouse Potted Plants. Cut Flowers and Floral Designs for All Occasions WE TELEGRAPH FLOWERS Morton. Illinois Compliments of PEKIN. ILL. PHONE 1718 Morton Building 8: Loan Ass'n. Your Lucky Day When You Start Saving For A Home Morton. Illinois See Us For A Complete Line of SPORT AND SCHOOL SHOES We Always Have the Best for STYLE AND WEAR. B. 8: I-I. Shoe Store 320 Court Street Pekin. Illinois Tl-IE MURTUN THEATRE The Besi In Enieriainmeni MORTON. ILLINOIS S John T. Elliif Nathan T. Elliif Compliments of Ellill 3: Ellill YOUR ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Royal Blue Store FARMERS NATIONAL BANK BU,L,,,NG, Mueller's Grocery Pekin. Illinois MORTON. ILLINOIS Page N ty f --THE CAULDRON-l Ralph C. Goar I F IIf,1jfj1ffQ'j REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE Read Firsi Fon Sheri!! ...!?NTSE...TIMES H. V. BAIER MORTON'S POPULAR EATING PLACE SINCE 1933 Hualily Foods - Roszell's Ice Cream MORTON. ILLINOIS BEN FRANKLIN STURE A Compleie Variety oi Merchandise V. S. SCHUMACHER. MORTON. ILLINOIS. KRUG'S MARKET Fine Meats - Groceries - Vegetables PHONE 2311 -:- FREE DELIVERY MORTON. ILLINOIS 1-THE CAU LDRON-- Compliments of June's Beauly Parlor J'une Myers. Prop. Russell McClintock Jeweler Diamonds and Watches Expert Repair Work Q O ABOVE THE GRILL In Style Shop - 343 Court Street I 0 PEKIN. ILLINOIS Phone 3541 - Morton. Illinois Success to the Class of 1942. When In Peoria Shop At Peoria's Leading Apparel Store Kfeufd. You Can Guarantee the Future Education of Your Boy or Girll See BEN BLUCI-I for ':' Men. Women. Children. Equitable Life Insurance Co.. of Iowa . ':' 222 South Adams Sffeet Phone 3-1484. Peoria. Ill. Peoria. Illinois PLUMBING HEATING UEKEL 8: SUNS 139 South Main Street - Morton. Illinois GAS 61 WATER HEATERS -:- STOVE 6. FURNACE BURNERS VALVES -:- PUMPS -:- PIPE FITTINGS "DURO" WATER SYSTEMS Congratulations and Best Wishes to the SENIORS OF 1942 from BROWN'S PEURIA SCI-IDOL UI' BUSINESS A School Where Many Future Executives Are Now In Training 240 So. Jefferson Ave.. Peoria. Illinois. Phone 3-1256. PgN tyS --THECAULDRON-- National Scholastic press Association Again this year THE CAULDRON iS a member of the National Scholastic Press Association. The purpose of this association is to judge and criti- cize the year books of all of its mem- bers. The results are published in the SCHOLASTIC EDITGR, the official magazine of the N. S. P. A. im sum, The Cauldron of 1941 was entered in the N. S. P. A. Their book received a Second Class Honor rating, a rating which means a good year book. The 1942 staff has studied the crit- ical analysis of the 1941 book and has made some of the changes suggested by it. Next year's book can announce the rating of the Cauldron of 1942. w-Q 0 P ff-Nssotlli XX 46' -94'-42 'P W Page Ninety-eighi T T Names Pages FACULTY Bender, Vilas A. - 9, 23, 31 34. Covill, Floyd D. - 9, 11, 27, 29, 43, 45, 47, 51, 52. Drake, Florence-9, 39, 55, 56 Grush, Mary - 9, 23, 29, 30. Hatcher, James G. - 7, 8, 29 Hoyt, Robert L.-8, 19, 37. Jacquat, Glenn E. - 9. McMinn, Ralph H. - 2, 8, 11, 27, 35, 37. Spellenberg, Judith - 9, 21, 32, 33, 57. Waldorf, Helen -- 8, 21, 36. Wheeler, Harriet - 8, 19, 28. STUDENTS Acgcerman, Irene - 20, 33, 36 7. Aclgerman, Richard -- 22, 41, Ackerman, Velma - 20, 30 31, 33, 36, 57. Allenspach, Bernice - 20, 30 33, 36, 57. Anderson, Elizabeth - 20. Andrews, Robert - 22. Apple, LaVerne - 18, 28, 31 E C A U L D R GQDZTGI Index Names Pages 36, 57. Crager, Katherine - 18, 28 30, 33, 36, 39, 57. Crumrine, Dorothy - 22. Crumrine, Ruth-20. Dallinger, Richard - 22. Dausmann, Robert - 22. Davis, Betty - 20, 30, 33. Diemer, Violet - 22, 33, 36, 57. Dietrich, Doris - 18, 19, 30 32, 34, 56, 57. Duke, Ernestine-20, 33, 57. Eisele, Robert - 11, 12, 27, 32 34, 39, 43, 52, 57. Erving, Jack - 41. Felker, Melvin - 20. Fort, Doris - 20, 30, 31. Frank, Betty Lou - 18, 28, 30 32, 56, 57. Frank, Elizabeth - 12, 30. Geiger, Bernadine - 22, 33 36, 57. Geiger, Verla - 12, 27, 30, 31 4. Gerber, Betty - 18, 28, 32, 34 36, 57. Gerber, Ethelma-e - 20, 28, 31 1 Q Archer, Omega - 22. Bachman, Emogene - 22, 36 Baier, Ella Marie - 12, 30, 34 Bartelmay, Floyd-20, 43, 45 47, 49, 51, 52. Bartelmay, George - 22. Bauer, Lucille - 18, 28. Bauman. Dorothy - 20, 33, 36 57. Bauman, Eldon - 12, 34, 43 45. Bauman, Willis - 22. Baurer, Robert - 20, 52. Belsley, Kenneth - 18. Belsley, Louis - 22. B-elsley, Mabel - 20, 33, 39. Belsley, Richard - 12. Belsley, Verna - 12, 27, 30, 34 Belsley, Wilma - 18, 30, 34, 36, 56. Birkey, Elda - 22, 33, 36, 57. Birkey, Louise Mae 4 18, 28 33, 35, 57. Gerber. Sam - 12, 34. Gerber, Wayne - 22, 32, 39, 57. Getz, Alvin - 13.. Getz, Dorothy - 20, 33, 36, 57 Getz, Edith - 18, 28, 30, 32, 56, 57. Getz, Edna-13, 31, 32, 34, 57. Getz, Elton - 13' 27. Getz, Joan - 20, 30, 33, 57. Getz, John-13, 27, 34, 47, 49 Getz Marjorie - 22, 33. Getz, Marvin-22, 23, 47, 57. Glock, Dorothea - 13, 32, 34, 57. Goodyear, Helen - 13, 34. Goodyear, Marks -V 20. Grafelman, Ramona - 22. Grimm, Marie Eunice - 18 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 56, 57. Grimm, Norma - 20, 30, 33 36, 57. Grimm, Robert--22, 23, 57. Guler, Mildred - 13. Gunther, Florence - 30, 32, 56, 57. Birkey, Verna - 12, 27, 30, 32 34, 57. Birky, Florence - 12. Birkey, Lyle - 18, 28, 56. Brgdley, Jacqueline - 18, 30 4. Brandt, Inez 4- 20. Brants, Maxine - 20. 36. Brewer, Ted - 47. Broderick, Patricia - 22. 36. Bugger, Martha - 18, 28, 30 1. Canaday, Howard - 22. Christie, Lois - 33, 36. Christie, Marie - 30. Comstock, Lorene - 20, 31, 33 1 18. Hager, Betty - 13, 27, 30, 31 34. Hall, Burdell - 13, 34, 39, 45, 55, 57. Hasty, Robert - 18, 47, 52. Hauter, Dean - 13, 27, 31 29, 43, 27, 31 34, 35, 39, 51, 52, 55, 57. Hauter, Margaret - 31, 33, 35, 36, 57. Henson, Jerry - 22, 20, 21, 31. Henson, Yvonne - 20. o N -- Names Pages Hochstetler, lla - 18. Hochstetler, Lois - 22. Huette, Kenneth - 22. Huette, Ray - 18, 28. Hull, Russell - 20, 43, 45 Hull Robert - 11, 14, 27, 32,' 34, 55, 57. Jacob, Joe - 18, 31. Jacob, Kenneth - 20. Jacob, Lucille - 20, 21, 33 Kaufman. Elizabeth -18, 36. Keister, Carl - 14. Keister, Mary Nan - 20. Kent, Dick - 22. Knable Robert - 43, 45. Knoll, Eldora - 14, 27, 32, 57. Koch, Byron - 22. Krug, Geraldine - 20, 31, 36, 57. Kruse, Ilene - 22, 33, 57. Kruse, Shirley -- 20, 33, 57 Lang, Richard - 20, 47, 52 Leader, Robert - 14. Lindenberger, Roberta - 36. Litwiller, June - 22, 33, 57. Litwiller, Leda-14, 32, 34, Marquart, Glenn - 20. McHenry. Mary - 22. Marquart, Wayne - 22. Martin, Marilyn - 18. Martin, Myrtle - 22, 33, Mathis, Lila-20, 30, 31, 33 57. Miller, Anita - 18, 19, 28, 30, 32, 34, 37, 39, 57. Miller, Donna - 22, 57. Mill-er, Lloyd - 14. Moschel, Betty - 22. Moser, Virginia - 20. Moushon, Irene - 22, 33, Mueller, Marilyn - 20, 30, 36, 57. Muselman, Alice -- 22, 36, Muselman, Jesse - 14, 29, 47, 49. Musgrave, Bill - 43, 45. Nelson, Jessie - 14, 34. Plattner, Marion - 14, 27, Pool, Ardith - 22, 33, 36, Pool, Phyllis - 20, 30, 33, 57. Rapp, Dorothy - 18, 30, 31 Rapp, Geraldine - 14, 27, 30, 32, 34, 55, 57. Rapp, Richard - 15, 20, 31 Rassi, Ernest - 18, 47, 49, 56. Reilly, Richard - 20. Rein, Raymond - 18, 19, 31, 34, 47. Reuling, Martha Ellen - 27, 30, 32, 34, 55. Rieger, Pearle - 20. Page Ninety mn: Stakier, Ada - 21, 33, 36, 57. TH Names Pages Risen, Mildred - 18. Ritthaler, Chauncey - 22. Ritthaler, Merle - 20. Ritthaler, Paul - 20. Ritthaler, Robert - 15 Rigghaler Virginia - 22, 33, Rock-e, Alice - 20. 33. 35, 36, 39, 57. Rockfe, Erma - 20, 30 31, 33, 36, 39, 57. Rocke, Merle - 15, 27 219, 34. 43, 45, 52. Rocke, Verelda - 15, 34, 57. Roecker, Dorothy - 20, 30, 33. 36, 57. Roecker, Gerry - 20, 33, 57. Roecker, Ralph - 22. Roecker, Ruth Ann - 15, 30. 32, 57. Rolgfing, Jessie - 22, 23, 31, Rohlfing, Mary - 15, 30, 34. Roth, Doris - 20, 33, 57. Roth, Nelson - 20, 31, 57. Roth, Ruth-20, 28, 33, 39, 57 Rogrlvi, Verna - 18, 28, 32, 34. Russell, William - 22. Ryan, Helen - 33, 36, 57. Schenke, Florence Schick, Madeline- Schick, Maxine - - 22, 36. 21, 33, 57. 15, 32, 34 57. Schmallenberger, Margaret - 21, 33, 57. Schmidgall, Edward - 15, 24 35. Schmidgall, Marvin - 22. Schwartzentraub, Dorothy - 22, 33, 57. Schrock, Iona - 33, 36. Schrock, Harriet -- 15, 30, 34 Page One Hundred E CAULDRO GZDZVGI IDCJZX Names Pages zjhipp, .lean -- 22, 31, 32, 57. Shipps, James - 22, 47. Slagell, Lucille - 16, 32, 34 57. Smith, Carroll - 22. Smith, Lois - 23, 57. Smith, Marvin - 18, 56. Sorenson, Gloria - 21, 33, 39 57. Spahr, Bill - 16, 43, 45, 47, 49 51, 52, 55. Staker, Delmas - 16. Staker, Evelyn - 21, 33, 36, 57. Steiner, Ivan - 23, 32, 57. Stephenson, Robert-23, 32, 57 Sbetzler, Helen-16, 30, 34, 55 Stieglitz, Eunice-23, 33, 36, 57 Stieglitz, Ila Jean-18, 56. Stiieglitz, Norma-16, 30, 34. Stimeling, Colleen - 21, 33 39, 46, 57. Straesser, Harold - 21. Strickfaden, Mary - 11, 16, 27. 32, 34, 35, 55, 57. Strmac, Daniel-21, 39, 51, 52 Strubhar, Robert-18, 43, 45. Strunk, Carol - 19, 30, 34. Strunk, Don - 16, 34. Strunk, Mary-23, 31, 33, 36, Strunk, Robert - 21, 47, 49, 52 Tuffentsamer, Leroy - 16, 27, 32, 36, 55, 57. Stuckey, Edith--19, 28, 32, 36 57. Stuckey, Paul - 23. Thompson, Betty - 23, 36. Tiller, James - 23. Tuffentsamer, Barbara-23, 36 32. 34. 55. 57. Tuffentsamer, Ruth Mary- 19. 34. Ueberrhein, Georgene - 16 Q 1 N- N cxmes Pages 27, 30, 31, 34, 35. Ueberrhein, Rozanna - 21, 33 35, 36, 57. Vlssering. Carolyn - 21, 21 30, 33, 35, 36, 57. Wagler, Phyllis - 36. Waldbeser, Marvin - 23. Wanner, Eddie - 16, 34. Wanner, Robert - 21, 43. Wittmer, Gladys - 23. Witzig, Frederick - 19, 28, 31 34, 43, 45, 47, 49, 56. 1 Witzig, liarold - 23, 31. Woerner, Alvin - 45, 45, 47. Yanchik, Eleanor - 17, 27 30, 34. Yentes, June - 19, 30, 34, 36 Yordy, Russell - 23, 52. Q Zimmerman Eileen - 21, 57 Zimmerman, Russell -- 21. Zimmerman. Iiuth --- 21. Zimmerman, Vernon - 23, 43. 52. Zimmerman, Walter - 17, 55. Zobrist, Calvin - 19. Zobrist, Lloyd - 23, 31. 43. Alumni Birkey, Marian-37. Carius Marvin-37. Fort, Lloyd-38. Gingrich, Verna-37. Henderson, Thelma-37. Huser, Ruth-37. Muselman, Clarence-38. Mus-elman, Willis-37. Nohl, Louis-37. Pflederer, Lucille-38. Quigley, Frances-37. Reuling, Frederick-37. Skaggs, Kathryn-37. Smith, Shirley Ann-38.


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