Morton High School - Cauldron Yearbook (Morton, IL)
- Class of 1946
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PUBLISHED BY THE CLASS OF 1946
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MORTON TOWNSHIP I-IIGI-I SCHOOL
MARLAND RICHARD, Editor
LILLIAN WOERNER, Business Manager
ISABETH SMITH, Advisor
The Senior Class of 1946 dedicates this book to the five boys from
Morton Township High School who gave their lives to
help end the great World War.
S-lc H. J. Augsburger Cpl. Roy W. Wittmer
U. S. Navy Med. Det. 119th. Inf.
European Theatre 30th. fOld Hickoryj Div.
of Operations. France, Belgium, Holland.
Lt. ijgj Wm. W. Stecker S-Sgt. Martin E. Robison Lt. Cjgj Gilbert A. Rapp
Naval Air Corps. Co. "F", 12th Inf., Bomb. Sqd. 110, Dunkeswell
U. S. Training Dive 4th, Div. England. Anti-sub. patrol,
Bombers. Normandy, France. Bay of Biscay area.
Into my heart's treasury
I slipped a coin
That time cannot take
Nor a thief purloin, -
Oh, better than the minting
Of a gold-crowned king
Is the safe-kept memory
Of a lovely thing.
- Sara Teasdale.
In committing to these pages a record of the activities, successes,
and gala events of the Whole school, the senior class of 1946 has tried
to make this twenty-second issue of The Cauldron a treasury of mem-
ories for all students, faculty, and friends of Morton Township High
Morton Township High School
History oi Morton
Bottom: Ball team 1896. 1st
row, right end: Wm. "Rus-
si" Drexler. Middle back
row: Frank Burger. Right
end back: Daniel Sievers.
Middle: Center section built
in 1871. Left section in the
1880's. Right section in the
History of Morton
The first house built in this locality
was a log cabin erected in 1826. Names
associated with these early days are
those of the Evans, Campbell, Crosby,
Wilcox, and Dahlquist families. Abra-
ham Lincoln, friend of Uriah Crosby,
spoke several times at "Liberty Hall"
which served as the schoolhouse and
church for the countryside.
Morton might be said to have its be-
ginnings as a community center in 1850,
the early plans including a schoolhouse
on what is now Main Street. In the per-
iod from 1860 to 1875, families of Swiss
and Southern Germans joined the ear-
lier inhabitants, and established homes
in the vicinity.
In 1871, the old, one-room school was
replaced by the neat, frame building
pictured in these pages, with subsequent
Third from right, William
Brunnemeierg left end, Chas.
Caswell, Star compositor.
Fair on Main .Street, Morton,
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History oi Morton
additions until the whole structure was
in its turn superseded in 1928 by the
beautiful grade school building now in
The first highschool building was
erected in 1903, was remodeled in 1921,
and was enlarged in 1938-1939. The
school has grown from a small institu-
tion with twenty students, two teachers,
and a limited curriculum to an enroll-
ment of almost two hundred, eleven
teachers, and a curriculum which in-
cludes vocational and business training,
as well as a wide range of academic
subjects. It is fully accredited with the
University of Illinois, and with the
North Central Association. Many of its
activity groups are affiliated with nat-
ional organizations, and progress and
improvement are evident in all lines.
Interurban Train, 1907
Second from left, Pete
1911. Mr. Burns no
longer resides here.
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Below: Main Street, Morton, Illinois, about 1910.
Below: John Conibear, G. S.
Conibear, Byron Braden,
Dr. W. H. Conibear. The
brother and father of G. S.
Conibear are deceased,
but the drug store is in
the same location.
Street Fair in Morton, 1916.
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OUR SCHOOL LIFE
GAMES AND SPORTS
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Again it may be said that Mr. Hatcher has carried
out his duties as principal in a capable manner. A
reflective glance over the years just past shows that
he has done many things to help the students of M.
T. H. S. Privileges granted have fostered self-disci-
pline among the students, and, where actions proved
James G. Hatcher the majority not yet ready for them, the removal of
privileges has helped the student body to recognize
the realities of life. The individual student, called
into the office for a conference, has found the prin-
cipal ready to listen to the pupil's side, as well as to
explain his own point of view.
The school as a whole feels honored that Mr.
Hatcher was a member of the advisory board of the
Illinois Association of Student Councils this past
year, and that his term has been extended for the
BOARD CDF EDUCATICDN
Wise planning and careful management have long characterized the
work of the Morton Township High School Board. As in other years,
high standards have been maintained in all departments of the school.
Progressive policies have been formulated, and an excellent spirit of
co-operation has prevailed among the members of the board, the ad-
ministration, and the faculty.
J. B. Getz E. C. Robison J. N. Phillips Wm. Rapp S, Ackerman
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JAMES G. HATCHER, Principal.
University of Missouri, B. S.g Ozark Wes-
leyan Collegeg S. W. Missouri Teacher's Collegeg
Western Illinois State
Teacher's College, B. Ed.:
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University of Illinois, M. S.
Gen. Science, Girls' Phy
Bradley Polytechnic In-
stitute, Peoria, B. S.
English, Speech, Libr-
ary, Debate, Dramatics.
Illinois State Normal
University, B. Ed.
Manual Arts, Physics.
Illinois State Normal
University and Illinois
Wesleyan, B. S., B. Ed.
Illinois State Normal U.,
N. D. State College,
University of Chicago,
U. of I., B. S., Graduate
work, U. of I.
ALICE G. JONES
Southern Illinois State
Carbondale, Ill., B. Ed.
BERNARD R. BLACK
Civics, World History,
Long Island U.
University of Minne-
sota, B. S., M. A.
BETTY L. MELVIN
Western Illinois State
Teacher's College, B.
Ed., Colorado State
College of Education,
State Normal Univer-
sity, B. Ed.
HERBERT D. GOULD
Boys' Physical Ed.
University of Illinois,
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Pres. ........,... William Sanders
Vice Pres. ........ Warren Renner
Sec.-Treas. .... Doris Dausmann
Miss Smith Mr. Zwanzig
Not at the top, but climbing.
Crimson and Gold.
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In September of "Forty-two,"
We entered good old Morton Highg
After four eventful, happy years
The time has come to say, "Good-bye.
We find it hard to leave this school,
Our teachers, friends, and classmates allg
But know that in the years to come
We'1l have happy memories to recall.
Much praise is due our teachers
For the fine work they have done,
Not only in guiding their classes,
But for kindness toward everyone.
May all the good things they have taught us
Be an inspiration for each day,
To help us meet our problems
In our journey along life's highway.
As we depart from our Alma Mater,
Our motto does our thoughts express:
WE'RE NOT AT THE TOP, BUT CLIMBING-
Reaching toward our goal-SUCCESS.
- Rosemary Jacob.
Thoughts of commencement and of
days and years beyond are beginning
to occupy the minds of the seniors.
This volume contains the roster of
former endeavors and achievements.
The record is written and nothing can
change it. However, inspiration and
knowledge gathered within the walls
of our Alma Mater have convinced us
that past failures need not discourage
SANDERS, WILLIAM fBillJ
A11 great men have died and I don't
feel well myself."
Librarian, 13 Debate, 13 Baseball, 1, 23
Track, 1, 23 Band, 1, 2, 3, 43 Basketball, 1, 2.
3, 43 Student Council, 2, 3, 43 V. Pres., 43 Jr.
Play3 Philosopher Staff, 33 M-Club, 3, 43
Football, 3, 43 Human Rel. Club, 3, 43 Pres.,
43 Class Pres., 43 Sr, Playg Cauldron Staff.
RENNER, WARREN lRennerJ
"He who falls in love with himself finds no rivals."
Basketball Mgr., 13 Chorus, 1,2,3,4j Sec'y.-
Treas., 33 Pres., 43 Library Club, 23 Junior
Play3 Philosopher Staff, 33 Human Relations
Club, 3, 43 Camera Club, 3, 43 Football, 3, 43
M-Club, 3, 43 Class V. P., 43 Sr. Play3 Cauld-
DAUSMANN, DORIS MAE fTeXJ
"A very independent little miss."
Transferred from Gladewater, Texas, 43
Chorus, 43 Sr. Playg Class Sec'y.-Treas., 43
Cauldron Staff, 43 Human Relations Club, 43
G. A. A., 4.
ACKERMAN, LANORA JEAN tNoriel
"Pills the air around with beauty"
Chorus, 1, 23 G. A. A., 1, 2, 3, 43 Home Ec.
Club, 1, 2, 3, 43 Band, 3, 43 Human Relations
Club, 3, 4.
ARNETT, MARGARET JANE fMaI'gl
"Gentle in manner, she does bold things in a.
Chorus, 1, 2, 3, 43 V. Pres., 43 G. A. A., 1, 2,
3, 43 Home Ec. Club, 1, 2, 3, 43 Band, 2, 3. 43
Philosopher Staff, 33 Jr. Play3 Human Rela-
tions Club, 3, 43 Cauldron Staff.
us, and past successes must not satis-
Believing that earnestness, sincer-
ity, and humanitarian purposes will
help solve the problems of the world,
we are preparing soon to start a new
record. May it be worthy of the
teachings and traditions under which
we have spent the past four years!
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CARIUS, ROBERT CBobJ
"Fame is the thirst of youth."
Librarian, 1, Manager, 1, 2, Student Coun-
cil, 1, 2, 3, 4, V. Pres., 3, Pres., 4, Speech
Club, 1, 2, 3, 4, Pres., 3, Debate, 1, 2, 3, 4,
Class Pres., 2, Chorus, 2, 3, 4, Track, 2, 3, 4,
Camera Club, 3, Philo. Ed., 3, Human Rela-
tions Club, 3, 4, Basketball, 3, 4, Speech
Contestant, 4, M-Club, 4, Sec'y.-Treas., 4, Sr.
Play, Cauldron Staff.
CRAGER, ELMER ISnooksJ
"Worry never made a man great, so why should I
Basketball, 1, 2, 3, 4, Track, 1, 2, 3, Foot-
ball, 3, 4, Human Relations Club, 3, 4, Sr.
DALLINGER, WILLIAM CWi1lieJ
"But for my own part, it was Greek to me!"
Track, 3, Human Relations Club, 3, 4, Jr.
EVANS, LESLIE ALLAN CAD
"Worry and I have never met,
I'm the same jolly fellow."
Transferred from Delavan, 2, Sr. Play and
Cauldron Staff, Human Relations Club, 3, 4.
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BELSLEY, RUTH ANNE fRuthJ
"A good heart's worth gold."
Chorus, 1, 4, Home Ec. Club, 1, 2, G. A. A.,
1, 2, 3, 4, Philosopher Staff, 3, Human Rela-
tions Club, 3, 4, Cauldron Staff.
BEYER, DOLORES ANN CDeeJ
"Knowledge crowns those who seek it."
Class Sec'y.-Treas., 1, Band, 1,2,3,4, G. A.
A., 1, 2, 3, 4, Philosopher Staff, 3, Jr. Play,
Cheerleader, 3, 4, Human Relations Club, 3,
4, Sec'y., 3, Librarian, 3, 4, Pres., 3, Sr. Play,
Student Council, 4, Cauldron Staff.
BRANDT, ANN LOU fAnnJ
"They say that life is what we make it,
So 1et's have fun while we can take it."
Home Ec. Club, 1, Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, G. A.
A., 1, 2, 3, 4, Philosopher Staff, 3, Human
Relations Club, 3, 4, Cauldron Staff.
BRINGARD, JULIE CJulieJ
"She walks in beauty."
Entered from East Peoria, 3, transferred to
Peoria, 4, second semester.
GETZ, VIRGINIA MAE fGinnyJ
"Take life too seriously and what is it worth?"
Band, 1,2,3,4g Secy.g 35 Chorus, 1,2,3,4g V.P.,
35 G.A.A., 1,2,3,43 V. Pres., 3, Philosopher
Staff, 3, Human Relations Club, 3, 4, Sr.
Play, Cauldron Staff.
GOODYEAR, HOWARD fLouieJ
"Throw fear to the wind."
Basketball, 2, 3, 4, Track, 2, 4, Human
Relations Club, 3, 4, M-Club, 4, Cauldron
GUTH, RUTH ARLENE fRuthJ
"Her smile is warmth, her voice is greeting."
Chorus, 1, 2, 3, 43 Home Ec. Club, 1, 2, 3,
4, Philosopher Staff, 3, Human Relations
Club, 3, 43 G. A. A., 3, 43 Cauldron Staff.
HOHSTADT, ALBERT fAbb0tU
"Men of few words are the best men."
Band, 1, 2, 3,43 Pres., 4, Track, 2, 3, 4,
Student Council, 3, Philosopher Staff, 3:
Human Relations Club, 33 Baseball, 3, Foot-
ball, 3, 45 Chorus, 4.
HUETTE, RUTH EILEEN iBunnyJ
"As merry as the day is long."
Chorus, 1, 3, 4, G, A. A., 1, 2, 3, 4, Home
EC. Club, 1, 2, 3, 4, Philosopher Staff, 3, Jr.
Play, Human Relations Club, 3, 4, Library
Club, 3, 4, Sr. Play, Cauldron Staff.
JACOB, ROSEMARY fR0sieJ
"Here's a, sigh to those who love me,
And a, smile to those who hate."
Chorus, 1, 2, 3, 4, G. A. A., 1, 2, 3, 4, Home
Ee. Club, 1, 2, 3, 4, Class Sec'y.-Treas, 2,
Band, 2, 3, 4, Philosopher Staff, 3, Human
Relations Club, 3, 4, Cauldron Staff, D. A.
KAUFMAN, DORIS LAVERNE fDorisJ
"Never in a hurry, but she always gets there."
Transferred from Minneapolis, Minn., 3,
Philosopher Staff, 33 G. A. A., 3, 4, Home Ec.
Club, 3, 43 Human Relations Club, 3, 43
LITWILLER, NORMA JEAN Clean?
"Here is a, dear and true industrious friend."
Chorus, 1, 2, 3, 45 Home EC. Club, 1, 2, 3,
Class V. Pres., 2, Band, 2, 3, 4, G. A. A., 2, 3,
4, Library Club, 3g Philosopher Staff, 3, Hu-
man Relations Club, 4g Cauldron Staff.
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REINKEN, ELEANOR MARIE CE1ean0I'J
"When she will, she will,
And when she wonit, she won't."
Home Ec. Club, 1, 2, 3, 45 V. Pres., 35 Pres.,
4, Chorus, 1, 3, 43 Library Club, 3, Philoso-
pher Staff, 3, G. A. A., 3, 4, Human Rela-
tions Club, 3, 4, Cauldron Staff.
RICHARD, MARLAND fHomerJ
"The strength and charm of twenty men."
Transferred from East Peoria, 3, Class
Pres., 3, Philosopher Staff, 3, Jr. Play, Chor-
us, 3, 4g Track, 3, 4, Football, 3, 43 M-Club,
3, 4, Human Relations Club, 3, 43 Sr. Playg
Basketball, 43 Camera Club, 3,4g V.P., Ath-
letic Ass'n., 45 Editor, Cauldron.
ROTH, FRANCES EILEEN CFranJ
"I will be the pattern of all patience."
Chorus, 1, 2, 3, 4, Home EC. Club, 1, 2, 33
Band, 2, 3, 4, G. A. A., 2, 3, 43 Philosopher
Staff, 3, Library Club, 3, Human Relations
Club, 43 Cauldron Staff.
SCHICK, WILMNA JEANNE CWi1mJ
" 'Tis no time to talk."
Chorus, 1, 2, 3, 43 Home Ec. Club, 1, 2, 3,
4, G. 'A. A., 3, 43 Human Relations Club, 33
43 Cauldron Staff.
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MUELLER, GERALD 6GerryJ
"I bear a charmed life."
Library Club, 13 Basketball, 1, 2, 3, 45 M-
Club, 2, 3, 4, Track, 1, 23 Football, 3, Philo-
sopher Staff, 35 Human Relations Club, 3, 43
Chorus, 3, 4, Camera Club, 4, Cauldron
RAPP, HOWARD CHodJ
"Why all this toil and trouble?"
Baseball, 1, 2, M-Club, 1, 2, 3, 4, Basket-
ball, 1, 2, 3, 4, Track, 1, 2, 3, 43 Philosopher
Staff, 33 Football, 3, 43 Human Relations
Club, 3, 4.
RAPP, HOWARD fH0dl
"Wisdom comes to no man by chance."
Class Pres., 13 V, P., 35 Band, 1, 2, 3, 43 V.
P., 33 Basketball, 1, 2, 3, 43 Baseball, 1, 2, 33
Track, 1, 2, 3, 45 M-Club, 1, 2, 3, 4, Pres., 3,
Student Council, 1, 2, 3, 4g V. P. Pekin Dist.
3, Human Relations Club, 3, V. P., 33 Philo-
sopher Staff, 33 Debate, 3, 4, N.F.L., 3, 43 V.
P., 4, Chorus, 2, 3, 4, Athletic Ass'n. V. Pres.,
33 Pres., 4, Football, 3, 4.
REDIGER, GLENN LLOYD fLloydJ
"He was wont to speak plain and to the purpose."
Band, 2, 3, 43 Track, 2, 3, 43 Jr. Play, Chor-
us, 3, 4g Sr. Play, Football, 45 M-Club, 4.
SMITH, HELEN JEAN iJeanJ
"Her genius is her friendliness."
Chorus, 1, 2, 3, 4, Home Ec. Club, 1, 2, 3, 4,
Philosopher Staff, 3, Jr. Play, Human Rela-
tions Club, 3, 4, Sr. Play, Cauldron Staff.
SORENSEN, MARY ROSE fSollyJ
"Full of fun and mischief, too,
Daring things she shouldn't do."
Chorus, 1, 3, 4, G. A. A., 1, 2, 3, 4, Home
Ec. Club, 1, 3, 4, Philosopher Staff, 3, Jr.
Play, Human Relations Club, 3, 4, Library
glug 4, Camera Club, 4, Sr. Play, Cauldron
STETZLER, EILEEN ROSE fStetSl
"She's a, girl with a, smile,
And a girl worth while."
Home Ec. Club, 1, 2, Chorus, 1, 2, 3, 4, G.
A. A., 1, 2, 3, 4, Philosopher Staff, 3, Human
Relations Club, 3, 4, Sr. Play, Cauldron
STRAESSER, EVA MARIE YEVJ
"I have a great deal more kindness than is
Chorus, 1, 2, 3, 4, Home Ec. Club, 1, 2, 3, 4,
Philosopher Staff, 3, G. A. A., 3, 4, Human
Relations Club, 3, 4, Cauldron Staff.
STRUNK, WAYNE LAMAR CWimpJ
"All the world loves a. lover."
Class V. Pres., 1, Library Club, 1, 2, Band,
1, 2, 3, 43 Basketball, 1, 2, 3, 4, Baseball, 1,
2, 3, Track, 1, 2, 3, 4, Student Council, 2, 3,
4, Jr. Play, Philosopher Staff, 3, Human
Relations Club, 3, 4, Football, 3, 4, M-Club,
3, 4, Pres., 4, Sr. Play.
STUMPF, JACK fJaCkD
"He was a scholar, and a. ripe and good one."
Library Club, 1, Band, 1, 2, 3, 4, V. Pres.,
4, Librarian, 3, Chorus, 1, 2, 3, 4, Debate, 1,
3, 4, Track, 1, 2, 3, 4, Philosopher Staff, 3,
Jr. Play, N.F.L., 3, 4, Camera Club, 3, 4,
Human Relations Club, 3, 4, Football, 3, 4,
Student Council, 4, M-Club, 4, Sr. Play,
Speech Club, 3, 4, Pres., 4, Cauldron Staff.
U-HLMAN, ELS-IE MAY fElsl
"Modest as the wayside violet."
Chorus, 1, 2, 3, 4, G. A. A., 1, 2, 3, 4, Home
Ec. Club, 1, 2, 3, 4, Band, 2, 3. 4, Library
Club, 2, 3, 4, Philosopher Staff. 3, Speech
Cont., Human Relations Club, 3, 4, Cauld-
WOERNER, LILLIAN RUTH fLillianJ
"I live not in myself, but I become
A portion of that around me."
Home Ec. Club, 1, G.A.A., 1,2,3,4, Se'c'y.-
Treas., 2, Pres., 4, Library Club, 1, 3, 4, V.
Pres., 4, Class Sec'y.-Treas., 3, Editor Philo-
sopher, 3, Jr. Play, Human Relations Club,
3, 4, Student Council, 4, Cauldron Staff.
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Editor ....,,,,,, Marland Richard
Bus. Mgr. ,..... Lillian Woerner
Miss Smith Mr. Zwanzig
First Row, left to right: Robert Carius, William Sanders,
Dolores Beyer, Doris Dausmann, Ruth Huette, Miss Smith,
Helen Jean Smith, Mary Sorensen, Allan Evans, and
Second Row: Eva Straesser, Elsie Uhlman, Jack Stumpf,
During the past four years, all difficulties en-
countered in producing a yearbook were lightly as-
cribed to the war. The present staff, therefore, be-
gan with the feeling that, the great conflict over,
and the world on its way back to life as it once was,
the task now could probably be handled quite easily
in our spare moments.
Alas! The number of such moments between Sep-
tember first and May twenty-eighth, we find, ap-
pears immensely greater in prospect than in retro-
spect. Was there even one? Nor did we anticipate
the long delays while we waited for materialsg the
practical impossibility of getting more than two
staff members together at one time, because of
crowded schedules and conflicting programsg nor
the infinite number of details that must be attend-
On the other hand, neither did we foresee the
helpful hands that would be extended to us here and
there from outside our own ranks, nor the genuine
interest and the co-operative spirit with which our
members worked wherever there was need of their
efforts. Through them, the task was somehow
brought to completion. We offer the result to our
friends with the hope that they may find pleasure
in its pages.
ard Goodyear, Virginia Getz, and Mr. Zwanzig.
Third Row: Frances Roth, Wilma Schick, Ann Brandt,
Ruth Guth, Doris Kaufman, Lillian Woerner, Rosemary
Jacob, Margaret Arnett, Jean Litwiller, Ruth Belsley, and
Warren Renner, Gerald Mueller, Marland Richard, How-
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Above: Class of 1946! Below, right: H. Rappg Our Prexy, age 9
Below, left: Our' 1946 champs, age 12. Ye Editor, age 93 Don Rapp.
The World's a theatre,
the earth a stage,
Which God and Nature
do with actors fill.
Senior Cldss Play
On November 9, the play "Everybody's Crazy"
was presented by the senior class.
The play tells of the struggles of three young col-
lege students to raise money by running a haunted
hotel. As a last resort, Tommy Wilkins impersonates
his cousin, a famed ballet dancer, and Elmer Sneed
tries his skill as a psychiatrist. They acquire sev-
eral guests, including the girl Herb loves, and her
aunt, who refuses to let her niece marry a poor col-
lege student. After many hilarious incidents and
skirmishes with the ghost, they capture him and
learn of a hidden treasure. The boys find it, and
everything ends happily.
The cast: Herb Stanley, Bill Sanders, Elmer Sneed,
Jack Stumpf, Tommy Wilkins, Bob Carius, William
Bates, Wayne Strunk, Ketura Katt, Virginia Getz,
Julia Mather, Mary Sorensen, Mrs. Spooner, Doris
Dausmann, Godfrey Van Gordon, Marland Richard,
Caroline Van Gordon, Helen Smith, Adam Pottle,
Warren Renner, Libby Ann, Eileen Stetzler, Glad-
iola, Ruth Huette, Jasper, Elmer Crager, Ghost ?
The day before the play was to be presented, Mar-
land Richard suffered a severe head injury While
playing in the Chillicothe football game. Lloyd Redi-
ger stepped into the breach, learned the part Within
twenty-four hours, and gave a good performance.
First Row, left to right: Robert Carius, Dolores Beyer, Virginia Getz, Elmer Crager, and Miss Brown.
Doris Dausmann, Ruth Huette, Mary Sorensen, and Helen Third Row: .Tack Stumpf, Marland Richard, Warren Ren-
' ner and William Sanders
Jean Smlth. , ,
Second Row: Allan Evans, Wayne Strunk, Eileen Stetzler,
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We, the class of 1946, having ac-
complished as much as possible f?J,
during our four years of high school,
proclaim this our last will and testa-
ment, and do hereby bequeath our
outstanding characteristics to our col-
To our Alma Mater, we will a com-
pletely new set of students that will
get to their classes on time,
To Sam Huette, our janitor, we will
a group of students that will not miss
the waste basket and mark the walls,
To Mr. Hatcher, we will a set of
trousers without pockets so that he
will not attract so much attention
jingling his money.
To our advisor, Miss Smith, we will
a nice, padded cell in some mad-house.
She has often been hear to long for
To Mr. Zwanzig, also our advisor,
we will another refrigerator to re-
place the "hole in the wall" where he
keeps his strong cheese,
To Mr. Gould, we will a portable cot
so that he may sleep more comfort-
ably in assemblies,
To Mr. Black, we will a booklet on
safe "driving" instructions,
To Miss Brown, we will a wedding,
with all the trimmings, to "Bob",
To Miss Jones, we will a volume of
Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" and
"Macbeth," and a pair of shoes with
lead soles, so the March winds won't
blow her away,
To Miss Neeley, we will a Home Ec.
class consisting of boys only-just to
vary the monotony,
To Miss Jewell, we will the ability
to use her voice more frequently,
To Miss Knussman, we will a biol-
ogy class that does not care for eat-
ing potato chips and drinking soda
To Miss Melvin, we will a sound-
proof typing room C George S. is
To the student teachers, we will
success in their future positions as
Home Economics teachers,
To the juniors, we will our top row
of bleacher seats and our drag f?J
with the faculty,
To the sophomores, we will our
scholastic ability Cequipped with this,
what more can they need ?l,
To the freshmen, we will the ambi-
tion to surpass the achievements of
We, as individual members of the
'46 class, make the following be-
Lanora Ackerman wills her ability
to catch every boy she meets to Elea-
Ruth Belsley wills her husky voice
to Laurel Rich,
Dolores Beyer wills her secretarial
position for the Student Council to
Ann Brandt wills her dancing feet
to Rose Buswink,
Julie Bringard wills her earrings to
Elmer Crager wills his Model T and
his drums to Bob Schieber,
William Dallinger wills himself to
any good-looking "babe" interested,
v Doris Dausmann wills her A's in
English to Harold Yordy,l
Virginia Getz and Bill Sanders will
their ability to get along with each
other to Doris Bielema and Fritz
Howard Goodyear wills his roman-
tic tastes to Glenn Roecker,
Continued on Page 99
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Three years ago, sixty students en-
tered M. T. H. S., and started on their
long, but pleasant journey. The path-
way was not always clear, but the
juniors toiled, sweat, and accomplish-
ed many things.
No phase of school activities has
been left unexplored by the busy jun-
iors. Numerous successes have been
scored in athletics, G. A. A., band,
chorus, and debate. The class is well
represented on the Student Council, in
official positions, as well as by lay
First Row, left to right: Don Reilly, Henry Grimm, Dor-
etta Yentes, Shirley Rocke, Miss Jewell, Jo Ann Burger,
Sally Ackerman, Wanda Hager, and Darlene Darst.
Second Row: Ken Rein, Roy Bentley, Eileen Huber, Peggy
Davis, Helen Pfeifer, Mabel Bauman, Della Bartelmay,
President , .cc...ccc... ..c.,..c,...ccc..,.cc,.,.,.,c...,ccc., D on Reilly
Vice President .............. c..., W illiam Dausmann
Secretary-Treasurer ccc,.. ..c..,ccc,.,oc.,,,, S hirley Rocke
Advisors .............. ....., Miss Jewell, Mr. Black
members. Members of the class have
served capably and dependably in
Home EC. Club, and in other school
organizations. The class may proudly
claim as its own, three of the school's
four cheerleaders. The girls have been
faithful and efficient in this capacity.
Some of the junior responsibilities
for this year have been keeping: part
of their number on the honor roll, and
the rest out of mischief, publishing
the monthly school paper, the Philo-
Doris Bielema, and Glenn Roecker.
Third Row: George Stimeliug, Robert Reinken, John Hom-
er, Bill Diggs, Miles Hauter, Gene Witzlg, and Eugene
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"You are wise, Reverend Junior,"
The Freshman said
"Your speech is more learned than ever.
And yet you're incessantly turning your head-
Do you think, at your age, it is clever?"
"ln my youth," haughty Junior
Replied to the child, ...
"I looked straight ahead without blinking.
But now that my brain has grown heavy and riled, H
I find it an aid to my thinking.
sopherg the annual class playg and the
Junior-.Senior Banquet and Prom.
There was also a social hour of a "dif-
ferent type," with a variety of acts!
Losses incurred during the year
were: Neil Lang, who enlisted in the
Army Air Corps, John Homer, Sadie
Hunziker, who moved to Washington,
and Marian Holmes, who returned to
her home in Oak Park at the close of
the first semester.
Under its capable advisors, Miss
First Row, left to right: Imogene Keidel, Eleanor Getz,
Marian Holmes, Vilas Birkey Velma Schrock Mr. Black
Reva Madacey, June Grimm, Virginia Thompsdn and Sadioi
Second Row: Manuel Hohstadt, Herbert Roth, Jean Wil-
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Jewell and Mr. Black, the projects of
the class have been successfully car-
ried out, and a contribution has been
made to the improvements which are
becoming more apparent in our
school. It is with regret that the class
leaves the gay and carefree existence
of juniors to take up the burden of
being seniors. However, there are new
fields to enter, and new tasks to per-
form, which hold a promise of fresh
interests and achievements for anoth-
son, Wilma Zimmerman, Marie Ellen Strunk, Roy Fort,
Robert Smith, Don Kaufman, and Gordon Seibold.
Third Row: William Dausmann, James Anderson, Harold
Yordy, Alvin Schwarzeutraub, Neil Lang, Clifford Kauf-
man, Robert Schieber, Frederick Rapp, and Ray Fort.
All traces of "greenness" having
disappeared during the summer
months, the thirty-four members of
this class took their places in iSeptem-
ber as the sophomores of Morton
Township High School.
One of the earlier functions of the
year Was the traditional Wiener roast,
held at Zobrist's cabin. The usual
fare was enjoyed and no casualties
The Sophomore Social Hour, plan-
First Row, left to right: Dolores Hager, Margaret Kipfer,
Miss Neeley, Mary Ann Moore, Priscilla. Kring, and Betty
Second Row: Ann Langenwalter, Alice Gerber, Joyce
President ...e....,,,.. ..,,.......ee....,eeei.,eceee.. R obert Hauter
Vice President .,..e.i.ee .eeeee, H oward Binkele
Secretary-Treasurer ..,eeee.,eeee.,.e... Betty Cottingham
Advisors SS,,,vi,.,ee,.,,i...eee..,,e Miss Brown, Miss Neeley
ned with a great deal of care and
carried out in the usual competent
manner of this class, was held on
March 22. It was well attended by
the Whole school, and can 'be counted
one of the successes of the year.
Sophomore participation in school
activities has been extensive and var-
ied, The girls Were particularly out-
standing in F. H. A., chorus and G. A.
A. The boys distinguished them-
selves in athletics and chorus. .Speech
Eigsti, Loretta Crumrine, Evelyn Eisele, and Shirley Fehr.
Third Row: Barbara Keister, Donna Burger, Norman Redi-
ger, Robert Hauter, Priscilla Ueberrhein, and Betty
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"The time has come," the Sophomore said, PXQ5
"To speak of many things- fm ,T-it ,f 'QQ
Of dates, and shows, and boy-meets-girl,
And next year's work, and rings. i
For we'll be Juniors all too soon,
Our plans must be well-laid.
Virtues we'll coax, our vices, prune-
Each Sophomore lad and maid".
activities, assembly programs, and
band claimed the attention of a good-
ly number of the membership, and
sophomore representatives on Student
Council contributed a share toward
making this a progressive year for the
The class is especially proud of the
Drum Majorettes, all three of whom
are sophomores. The three girls,
Margaret Kipfer, Priscilla Kring, and
Marilyn Zobrist, worked faithfully to
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perfect their technique. They ap-
peared at games through the year,
and at various other student gather-
ings, lending interest and distinction
to the scene. First honors were
awarded them in the District Contest
at Peoria, April 6.
The class of '48 may well feel that
their second year in high school has
been a profitable one, complete with
both work and fun.
First Row, left to right: Elizabeth Jacob, Marilyn Zobrist, ber, Dan Grimm, Edwin Sayers, and Miss Brown.
Phyllis Stoller, Myrna, Kohtz, Verla Staker and Mary Third Row: Howard Binkele, Lester F1-eidinger, Ray Rich-
Vierhout. ardson, Roger Miller, Frank Stevens, and Merlin Birkey.
Second Row: Ted Meyers, Ray Zimmerman, Donald Schie-
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The freshman class of '45 came to
Morton High with a total enrollment
of fifty-eight. That old, familiar col-
or prevailed at the beginning of the
term, but it was soon forgotten when
the "Freshies" were better known.
The upperclassmen anticipated one
particular day, October 12, with much
glee, because that was when each
freshman was to show what a good
First Row, left to right: Ronnie Richard, Jim Burger,
Melvin Aberle, Ed. Roecker, and Don Hoffman.
Second Row: Jim Valentine, Joyce Grimm, Marjorie Car-
ius, Phyllis Curry, Naomi Strmac, Gloria Freidinger, and
Third Row: Miss Jones, Marjorie Strunk, Mary Frintz,
President .... cclc,.... ,...cccc.,cccccc.,,,....cc..c.ccc. W a yne Rocke
Vice President .,lc,..,,cltl ,ccccl. R ichard Swibold
Secretary-Treasurer .ccl.. ccc....cccc..,c,ccc P hyllis Hauter
Advisors c....c.,lcl,..,,.tct. t,ll.cc M iss Jones, Miss Melvin
sport he could be. The boys looked
snappy in short skirts and tight sweat-
ers. The girls turned the picture back
to the early 1900's in long dresses.
Even the freshmen admit that this
was an enjoyable occasion, although
the fun was all at their expense.
The long-awaited Wiener roast was
held on October 23, and the hayrack
which conveyed the "Freshies" to the
Lewis Moats, Richard Swihold, Joyce Hauter, Louise
Wuthrich, and Kenneth Getz.
Fourth Row: Arlene Schertz, Hannah Hohstadt, Garol Rein,
Wayne Rocke, Bernice Bauman, Joan Wilson, Rose Bus-
wink, and Ruth Ann Getz.
TWO FRESHMAN VIEWS ON TARDINESS
Optimist cabin was filled with jolly
and eager students.
An unusually large number of tal-
ented individuals are to be found in
this class. Freshmen participating in
chorus number thirty-three, band,
twenty-two, football, two husky lads,
basketball, sixg speech activities, sixg
G. A. A. and Student Council have
other willing members. A goodly
group make the honor roll regularly.
First Row, left to right: Robert Roecker, Paul Shaw,
Robert Rassi, Gilbert Huette, and Floyd Wilkinson.
Second Row: Alta Roth, Phyllis Hauter, Norma Rediger,
Nancy Kring, Robert Tennell, Alyn Schieber, and Ken
Third Row: Bernice Eisele, Maxine Post, Jim Hodel, Don
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The social life of an underclassman
is somewhat restricted, but the fresh-
man social hour was an acknowledg-
ed success. Freshmen always ap-
peared as interested spectators at the
functions of other organizations. A
genuine effort has been made to be-
come a real part of the school and its
life, not only to enjoy what others
provide, but in order to make a con-
tribution when opportunity presents
Doughty, Jean Jacob, Sherrill Stoller, Laurel Rich, and
Fourth Row: Gilbert, Bruell, Rosemary Rapp, Darlene
Oyer, Elsie Kaufman, Jim Koch, Don Roth, Carl Uhlman,
Carl Schoenbein, and Donald Zimmerman.
7!w Gaqdial Bal!
The year is 1956. Most of the gad-
gets promised for after the war have
become a commonplace and familiar
part of our daily lives. I was therefore
not greatly surprised last month to re-
ceive a telephone call from Ruth
Huette Nohl, and to hear the pride in
her voice as she announced that her
husband had given her a new airplane
for an anniversary present. Ruth pro-
posed that we initiate the Silver
Streak, as she called it, by taking a
little jaunt around the world. I could
see by the television attachment that
she was ready at the moment and im-
patient to be off. Having had no lunch,
I therefore hastily snatched a couple
of concentrated food tablets, and ran
to my own little helicopter. In three
minutes, I was with Ruth at the
Mackinaw Airport, and admiring her
beautiful new possession. This air-
port received its name from the for-
mer town of Mackinaw, recently be-
come a suburb of Morton. While wait-
ing for me, Ruth had radioed the for-
mer Mary Rose Sorensen, who is liv-
ing on a farm in this region, to be
sure to be on the look-out for us. Al-
most at once we saw Mary Rose and
her husband plowing in the fields be-
low, and waving their straw hats to
bid us "Good-bye."
Our first stop was at San Francis-
co, where we found it necessary to re-
fuel. To our surprise, the owner of the
prosperous establishment where we
landed was William Dallinger, who
told us he was having a great deal of
trouble with his bookkeeping. How-
ever, he had high hopes now of get-
ting out of the red, because of his ap-
proaching marriage to Eileen Stetzler.
Eileen had been summoned by Willie
to help him get along, and how they
were getting along!
Deciding to get something to eat be-
o Pablo 30
fore taking off on our next long hop,
we inquired of Willie about a suitable
place. He gave us directions to what
he called a "swell joint", advertised as
"Louie's 102." When we walked into
the cafe, who should usher us to our
seats but Howard Goodyear, Jr. How-
ard reported that he had given up
farming several years ago, because
it did not give him time for the more
exciting things of life. All we can say
is that the food was delicious, and
why shouldn't it be, with a chief cook
like Frances Roth! She had accom-
panied Louie on the trip west, just as
an old friend, but he persuaded her to
stay. Could there have been more to
it? After bidding good-bye to the good
old U. S. A., we boarded our plane and
were off for the Hawaiian Islands.
Here we were greeted in the Hawai-
ian tradition, and were taken to the
best hotel-"Renner's Hang-Out." A
large sign above the door read, "If
you can't hang-out, hang over." While
at dinner this evening, we were enter-
tained by Warren's Hawaiian Music
Makers, originally from Brooklyn. The
main attraction was a song and dance
number by Lillian Woerner, decked
out in her best grass skirt. There were
rumors around that Lillian and War-
ren were secretly married several
Having cabled ahead that we were
on our way, we were met at the air-
port in Tokyo but our old friend and
schoolmate, Albert I-Iohstadt. Albert
had recently taken the place of Gen-
eral MacArthur, Who retired because
of old age. Albert won much .popular-
ity because of his senior term paper
on "Youth and World Peace." The
private secretary whom he had de-
manded from the government, was
Wilma Schick. A party was given in
our honor, because there were several
graduates of the class of '46 in the Ar-
my of Occupation. Allan Evans, the
highest paid American soldier, was
unable to attend, because his wife,
whom we had known as Eva Straesser,
was quarantined at their home in Tok-
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QUE SCLEECQDQDL LIFE
Morton is the first small school ever to act as host
to the state convention of the Illinois Association of
Student Councils. The meeting was held this year in
Peoria, at the Pere Marquette, on April 12 and 13,
with an attendance of over twelve hundred boys and
girls from all over the state. Dolores Beyer served
as convention secretary, and Mr. Hatcher as a mem-
ber of the Advisory Board. Both were on the pro-
Howard Rapp, as vice president of the Pekin Dis-
trict Association, presided at a session in Spring-
field in November, and Wayne Strunk participated
in a panel discussion on Compulsory Military Train-
Among the more important acts of the Council
were the decision to make the Philosopher an all-
school paper next year, and the establishment of a
point system for extra-curricular activities. It is
President ...l....lll. Robert CariuS
Vice Pres. .ll, William Sanders
Sec.-Treas. .... Wilma Zimmer-
ho ed the lat er will resul i wider ar ici ti of .
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individuals in activities, and at the same time re-
lieve the pressure on some students who overburden
themselves in this direction.
The leadership of the earnest and sincere students
who compose the Council has brought real progress
toward better school relationships, with further
promise for the future.
First Row. left to right: Della Bartelmay, Marie Ellen smmpf, Howard Rapp, and Wayne Strunk'
Strunk, Wilma Zimmerman, Mr. Hatcher, Dolores Beyer, Third Row: Kenneth Getz, Robert Carius, Priscilla Ueberr-
and Lillian Woerner. hein, Howard Binkele, and Merlin Birkey.
Second Row: Frederick Rapp, William Sanders, Jack
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Editor ..,.. ., , D ella Bartelmay
Bus. Mgr. ,.......A... Reva Madacey
As in other years the Philosopher staff consisted
entirely of juniors, with a change in personnel at the
beginning of the second semester. Money derived
from the sale of advertising space was used by the
class to help defray the expenses incurred in put-
ting on the Junior Prom.
The purpose of those in charge of this publication
is to make it reflect the interests and activities of
the school as a whole. The work of typing stencils
and using the mimeograph is done by the students,
with assistance from the seniors until the juniors
became proficient enough to manage it unaided.
Miss Jewell Mr. Black
First Row, left to right: Shirley Racke, Doretta Yentes, erick Rapp, June Grimm, and Mr, Black.
Reva Madacey, Vilas Birkey, Marian Holmes, and Elea- Third Row: Don Reilly, Gordon Seibold, Henry Grimm,
nor Getz. Ken Rein, Robert Reinken, Miles I-Iauter, Ray Fort, Glenn
Second Row: Miss Jewell, Della Bartelmay, Marie Strunk, Roecker, and George Stimeling.
Wilma Zimmerman, Gene Witzig, Robert Schieber, Fred-
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Human Relations Club
The Human Relations Club is now in its fourth
year, having been organized for juniors and seniors
in 1943, under the direction of Mr. Black. The pur-
pose of the club is to foster a better understanding
of the individual by himself, and also his apprecia-
tion and understanding of others.
Some of the topics discussed during the year
were: Boy-Girl Relationshipsg Datingg Etiquette, and
Marriage. Dr. Hodel addressed one meeting on "Sex
Problems of Adolescents", and movies on "Social
Diseases" were shown by Mrs. Black. Parents of
members were invited to the last program of the
year, and a panel discussion was held on Parent-
Refreshments were regularly served at the con-
clusion of the business and program period, and soc-
ial dancing was enjoyed in the Home Ec. Rooms
until ten o'clock.
First Row, left to right: Robert Smith, Allan Evans, Roy
Bentley, Henry Grimm, Eugene Huette, Don Reilly, Fred-
erick Rapp, Ken Rein, Robert Schieber, Wayne Strunk,
Ray Fort, George Stimeling, and William Sanders.
Second Row: Wilma Schick, Clifford Kaufman, William
Dallinger, Don Rapp, Vilas Birkey Velma Schrock Jo Ann
President ,..c William Sanders
Vice Pres. ........ Warren Renner
Sec.-Treas. ..c.c. Shirley Rocke
Miss Neeley Mr. Black
Fourth Row: Wilma Zimmerman, Sally Ackerman, Helen
Pfeifer, Peggy Davis, Jean Wilson, Imogene Keidel, Doris
Dausmann, Margaret Arnett, Herbert Roth, and Gene
Fifth Row: Eleanor Reinken, Jean Litwiller, Virginia
Getz, Della Bartelmay, Doris Kaufman John Homer How-
Burger, Shirley Rocke, Doretta 'Yentes, Reva Madacey,
Marian Holmes, Eva Straesser, Elsie Uhlman, Lillian
Woerner, and Manuel Hohstadt.
Third Row: Miss Neeley, Lanora Ackerman, Eleanor Getz,
Frances Roth, Eileen Huber, June Grimm, Sadie Hunziker,
Virginia Thompson, Wanda Hager, Doris Bielema, Rose-
mary Jacob, Marie Ellen Strunk, Mary Sorensen, Ruth
I-Iuette, Mabel Bauman, Darlene Darst, Ann Brandt, and
ard Goodyear, Neil Lang, Howard Rapp, and William
Sixth Row: Helen Jean Smith, Ruth Guth, Eileen Stetz-
ler, Glenn Roecker, Ruth Belsley, Robert Carius, Gordon
Seibold, Harold. Yordy, Miles Hauter, Bill Diggs, Albert
Hohstadt, Elmer Crager, Don Kaufman, Alvin Schwarzen-
traub, Marland Richard, Roy Fort, Jack Stumpf, Dolores
Beyer, Gerald Mueller, and Warren Renner.
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F. H. A.
The Future Homemakers of America, our old
Home Ec. Club under a new name, was organized
this year to conform with the new national and
state clubs. Under the sponsorship of Miss Neeley,
and largely through her suggestion, several new
ideas were put into operation in the club's activities,
including a theme and a point system.
The theme from which our programs were devel-
oped was "Around the World." Our monthly meet-
ings proved to be more interesting, and the large
attendance of the club's membership proved that
President ..., Eleanor Reinken
Vice Pres. ........ Shirley Rocke
Sec.-Treas. .... Priscille Ueberr
Advisor Miss Neeley
the girls enjoyed the change.
In keeping with the central idea of the regular
programs, the F. H. A. sponsored the appearance of
a world traveler, Julia Boch Harwood, at one of the
all-school assemblies. All students were delighted
with her fascinating account of life in other lands,
and with the engaging appearance of our own blonde
and brunette girls in the costume of twenty of these
distant countries. We regard this address as the
high light of our year's activities.
First Row, left to right:Phyllis Curry, Louise Wulhrich,
Jo Ann Burger, Carol Rein, Shirley Racke, Joyce Grimm,
Bernice Bauman, Nancy Kring, Sherrill Stoller, Elizabeth
Jacob, and Norma Rediger.
Second Row: Rosemary Jacob, Sally Ackerman, Helen
Jean Smith, Alice Gerber, Betty Cottingham, Reva Ma'
dacey, Velma Schrock, Doretta Yentes, Ruth Guth, Mary
Ann Moore, Priscilla Kring, Margaret Kipfer, Marilyn
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Zobnsc, and ermce isee
Third Row: Margaret Arnett, Miss Bailey, Darlene Oyer,
Verla Staker, Evelyn Eisele, Elsie Uhlman, Eleanor Getz,
Mabel Bauman, Wilma Schick, Ruth Huette, Eleanor Rein-
ken, Rosemary Rapp, Jean Jacob, Eva Straesser, Barbara
Keister, Donna Burger, and Miss Neeley,
Fourth Row: Miss Kessinger, Arlene Schertz, Elsie Kauf-
man, Loretta Crumrine, Evelyn Eigsti, Wilma Zimmer-
man, Mary Sorensen, Doris Bielema, Della Bartelmay,
Darlene Darst, and Ann Langenwalter.
Fifth Row: Rose Buswink, Maxine Post, Alta Roth, Han-
nah Hohstadt, Myrna Kohtz, Phyllis Stoller, Priscilla
Ueberrhein, June Grimm, Sadie Hunziker, Shirley Fehr,
Dolores Hager, Marie Ellen Strunk, Vilas Birkey, Doris
Kaufman, Wanda Hager, and Lanora Ackerman.
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During the past year, the Library Club has be-
come a more social organization. At the regular
monthly meetings, fines and over-due books, and
book circulation problems that have arisen in the
past are discussed.
A good job of cleaning the library to re-organize
books was done by the members of the club about
the middle of the year.
A change has been made in the number of librar-
ians during a period. Previously there had been
two or more while now there is only one efficient
Pres. ........ Wilma Zimmerman
Vice Pres. .....o Lillian Woerner
Sec'y.-Treas. .oo. Eleanor Getz
Advisor r............... Miss Brown
A Christmas exchange and party was held at the
home of Miss Brown.
Fi1'Sf Row, left to Tighfi Evelyn Eisele, Elsie Uhlman, Second Row: Dolores Beyer, Ruth Huette, Lillian Woerner
Wilma Zimmerman, Ted Meyers, Mary Sorensen, and June Miss Brown, Glenn Roecker, and Eleanor Getz.
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All the world's a stage
And all the men and women
And one man in his time
plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.
Junior Closs Ploy
The junior class selected "Lady Spitfire," a
comedy, for their class play, which they presented
on December thirteenth.
The play centered around Kay Sutton, the spoil-
ed daughter of a rich man, who thought she was
in love with an unscrupulous Frenchman. Miss
Prudence, an old friend of Kay's father, was in
charge of the Rutherford School for Girls, an in-
stitution badly in need of money. Miss Sutton was
to be sent to the school, but she planned to run
away to join her fiance. Her plans were foiled by
Bud and Tom, so she impersonated herself. Kay's
father revealed Henri's scheme of marrying Kay
for her money by denying she was his daughter.
Kay realized that Miss Prudence, the girls at the
school, and Tom were true friends, and she de-
cided to remain at school.
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First Row, left to right: Henry Grimm, Velma -Schrock, lene Darst.
Vilas Birkey, and William Dausmann. Third Row: Frederick Rapp, Wilma, Zimmerman, Gene
Second Row: Della, Bartelmay, Reva Madacey, and Dar- Witzig. M355 Brown- and Glenn Roecker,
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As in previous years, we have had a very suc-
cessful debate team. At the sectional meet, they
won first place in class B. The affirmative team
consists of Howard Rapp and Bob Cariusg the neg-
ative team is composed of Jack Stumpf and Elea-
nor Getz. The question for this year was: "Re-
solved, That every able-bodied male citizen of
the United States should have one year of full
time compulsory military training before attain-
ing the age of twenty-four."
Other students representing Morton Were: Mary
Louise Frintz, original orationg Howard Rapp, ex-
temporaneous speakingg Joyce Hauter, oratorical
declamationg Della Bartelmay, humorous readingg
Virginia Getz, verse reading. All of these stu-
dents did very Well, and we are proud of them.
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has turned the scale of
war and peace at Will.
First Row, left to right: Rosemary Rapp, Ruth Ann Getz,
lvlary Louise Frintz, Eleanor Getz, Helen Pfeifer, and Del-
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a a, e may
Second Row: Bob Carius, .Tune Grimm, Joyce Hauter, Miss
Brown, Virginia Getz, and Jim Koch.
Third Row: Howard Binkele, Howard Rapp, Paul Shaw
Dick Swibold, Jack Stumpf, and Gene Witzig.
Sec'y.-Treas. rr.r Mary Ellen
Pres. .... Albert Hohstadt
Vice Pres. rre,.... Jack Stumpf
The steady improvement in the band is a mat-
ter of pride with our school. The year was excep-
tional in interest taken by old members, the en-
couraging number of new musicians, the skill
which all have developed, and the excellent per-
formance of the group as a whole.
Three concerts were given, each an acknow-
ledged success. The band played at football and
basketball games, lending a great deal of interest,
and stirring school spirit on these occasions. Oth-
er appearances were: Santa Claus Parade in Peo-
ria, Student Council Convention in Peoria, Taze-
well Music Festival, Peking District Contest, at
Central High, Peoria. At this contest, individual
first place winners were: Virginia Getz, saxo-
phone, Rosemary Jacob, saxophone, Jack Stumpf,
cornetg Priscilla Kring, Margaret Kipfer, and Mar-
ilyn Zobrist, Drum Majorettes. Paul Shaw won
Librarians rrr. Darlene Darst
Director .r..........,,,, Mr. Black
First Row, left to right: Howard Rapp, Lloyd Rediger,
Ruth Ann Getz, Phyllis Hauter, Dolores Hager, Miles Hau-
ter, Velma Schrock, and Della Bartelmay.
Drum Majorettes: Marilyn Zobrist, Margaret Kipfer, and
Second Row: Jo Ann Burger, Gene Witzig, Paul Shaw,
Shirley Fehr, Priscilla Ueberrhein, Robert Sweeter, Mar-
jorie Carius, Gloria Freidinger, Mary Frintz, Carol Rein,
Jim Koch Margaret Arnett, and Virginia Getz.
Third Row: Ken Getz, Frances Roth, Marjorie Strunk,
second place, and the band won second place.
The school appreciates the contribution to the
school life made by this group and its director,
Wanda Hager, Herbert Roth, Melvin Aberle, George Stim-
eling, Dan Grimm, Bill Diggs, Howard Binkele, Joyce
Grimm, Norman Rediger, Dolores Beyer, Marie Ellen
Strunk, Evelyn Eisele, Don Roth, Joyce Hauter, Rosemary
Jacob, Darlene Oyer, and Ken Rein.
Fourth Row: Jean Litwiller, Laurel Rich, Don Doughty,
Jean Ann Jacob, Betty Cottingham, Phyllis Stoller, Albert
Hohstadt, Irvin Schoenbein, Elsie Uhlman, Merlin Birkey,
Richard Swibold, Doris Bielema, Frederick Rapp, Ray
Fort, and Mr. Black, Director.
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Fifty-two boys and girls were in the mixed chorus
this year. This chorus, accompanied by Eleanor
Getz, met each Tuesday in the music room under
the direction of Miss Jones.
They presented a Christmas concert which was
held in the high school gymnasium.
They also entered the contest which was held in
Peoria on April 6.
On Saturday, April 27, the mixed chorus members
sang at the second annual county music festival
which was held in Pekin in the high school gymnas-
ium. All the high schools in the county participat-
ed in this event and presented their program to an
interested audience in the evening.
In addition to this, another concert was given on
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Music when soft voices die
Vibrates in the memory-
First Row, left to right: Lloyd Rediger, Albert Hohstadt,
Frederick Rapp, Richard Swibold, Marland Richard, Ger-
ald Mueller, Jack Stumpf, Warren Renner, Henry Grimm,
and Gilbert Bruell.
Second Row: Helen Jean Smith, Eleanor Getz, Alice Ger-
ber, Betty Cottingham, Mabel Bauman, Reva Madacey,
Doretta Yentes, Velma Schrock, Doris Bielema, Rosemary
Jacob, Doris Dausmann, Howard Rapp, Gene Witzig, Mel-
vin Baum, and Miss Jones.
Third Row: Glenn Roecker, Elsie Uhlman, Sally Acker-
man, Jean Wilson, Shirley Rccke, Marian Holmes, Ruth
Guth, Virginia Getz, Wilma Zimmerman, Mary Sorensen,
and Eileen Stetzler,
Fourth Row: Ken Burgener, Kenneth Getz, Robert Smith,
Robert Hauter, Jean Litwiller, Eleanor Reinken, Eva
Straesser, Frances Roth, Wilma Schick Ruth Huette Ann
Brandt, Margaret Arnett, Ruth Belsley, Ronald Richard,
and Robert Carius.
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In the chorus this year, there were nineteen boys.
Since the beginning of this chorus the membership
has greatly increased. It was the largest chorus of
this type in the history of Morton Township High
School. They meet each Friday in the music room,
with Miss Jones directing and accompanied by Elea-
nor Getz. Their music Was composed of sacred num-
cr i bers, popular, classical, and radio idioms.
Pres. ............., Warren Renner
Vice Pres. .. .....r. Gene Witzig
Sec.-Treas. A Henry Grimm
Advisor .... ...... M iss Jones place.
These boys also sang at the county music festival
in Pekin on April 27 and in the concert on May 10.
Jack Stumpf, a member of the boys' chorus, enter-
ed the vocal solo contest, which was held at Wood-
ruff High School in Peoria and received a second
The school is very fortunate to have such a cap-
able director as Miss Jones, whose untiring efforts
have so greatly improved the choruses in the past
First Row, left to right: Albert Hohstadt, Fritz Rapp,
Richard Swibold, Marland Richard, Gerald Mueller, War-
ren Renner, Howard Rapp, and Robert Carius.
Second Row: Eleanor Getz, Lloyd Rediger, Robert Hauter,
Glenn Roecker, Gilbert Bruell, Gene Witzig, and Henry
Third Row: Miss Jones, Ken Burgener, Kenneth Getz,
Wayne Racke, Robert Smith, Ronald Richard, Melvin
Baum, and Jack Stumpf.
This year, there were seventy-two members in the
girls' chorus. They met each Monday, Wednesday,
and Thursday, accompanied on the piano by Vir-
This chorus sang at the music festival held in
Pekin on April 27. They also sang at the P. T. A.
meeting. This group was included in the concert on
May 10. From this group, thirty-six were chosen to
enter the contest held in Peoria on April 6. They
received a second rating in this meet. Some indi-
vidual members sang at the Business Men's banquet
and the Home Ec. Potluck.
Laurel Rich, a member of this chorus, played a
piano solo at Woodruff High School in Peoria and
received a second place.
Pres. ............ Rosemary Jacob
Vice Pres. .... Margaret Arnett
Sec.-Treas. .....,.... Ann Brandt
Advisor Miss Jones
First Row, left to right: Laurel Rich, Norma Rediger,
Louise Wuthrich, Mary Frintz, Marjorie Carius, Carol Rein,
Shirley Rocke, Joyce Grimm, Nency Kring, Sherrill Stol-
ler, Gloria Preidinger, Marjorie Strunk, and Naomi Strmac.
Second Row: Phyllis Curry, Sally Ackerman, Helen Jean
Smith, Alice Gerber, Betty Cottingham, Reva Madacey,
Velma Schrock, Doretta Yentes, Doris Bielema, Rosemary
Jacob, Doris Dausmann, Margaret Arnett, and Ruth Getz.
Third Row: Darlene Oyer, Verla Staker, Evelyn Eisele,
Elsie Uhlman, Eleanor Getz, Mabel Bauman, Marian
Holmes, Ruth Guth, Ann Brandt, Eileen Stetzler, Mary
Sorensen, Mary Ann Moore, Priscilla Kring, Jean Jacob
and Phyllis Hauter,
Fourth Row: Arlene Schertz, Alta Roth, Elsie Kaufman,
Loretta Crumrine, Joyce Eigsti, Jean Wilson, Wilma
Schrock, Virginia Getz, Wilma Zimmerman, Ruth Belsley,
Della Bartelmay, Rosemary Rapp, and Miss Jones.
Fifth Row: Rose Buswink, Maxine Post, Joyce Hauter,
Hannah Hohstadt, Myrna Kohtz, Phyllis Stoller, Ruth
Huette, Eliabeth Jacob, Marilyn Zobrzist, Margaret Kip-
fer, Donna Burger, Barbara Keister, Eleanor Reinken,
Jean Litwiller, Eva Straesser, Fances Roth, Darlene Darst,
Bernice Bauman, and Bernice Eisele.
5 CHEER LEADERS
3 i n Ye - - oy, cherry!
9' q 5 fi? Ye - - ay, Grey!
X Morton Potters!
' L l H U M Hurray! '
The wind blew, the rain poured, the
snow drifted, the cold became intense,
but the Faithful Four who led Mor-
ton's cheering section never failed to
be on hand with a contagious enthus-
iasm and an unfaltering loyalty that
inspired the crowd and the team alike.
Once in a while, a beautiful moon-
lit night, and frequently a hard-won
victory, rewarded their efforts, but,
win or lose, the girls could always be
counted upon. Cleverness and orig-
inality characterized their work, and
an excellent spirit of co-operation pro-
duced a technic which made Morton's
teams and boosters very proud of our
Cheer Leaders at all times.
.., --.ss 11-n.v111.y-1
Dolores Beyer Reva Madacey Velma Schrock Shirley Rocke
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G. A. A
This year the Girls' Athletic Association has been
one of the outstanding organizations of the school.
Its purposes are: to create better sportsmanship and
co-operation, make profitable use of leisure time,
develop athletic ability, and provide an outlet for
About twenty members attended the G.A.A. Play
Day held October 13, 1945, at Washington High.
Girls as representatives from six high schools, par-
ticipated in this event. Teams made up of girls from
each of the schools strove for first place honors in
softball, deck tennis, dodgeball, and basketball.
The annual G.A.A. banquet was held at the Civic
building on Saturday, May 25. Pat Strunk, vice pres-
ident, was our capable toastmistress. Sixty girls re-
ceived awards for achievements during the year. In-
cluded among them were the following seniors who
received the fourth year awards: Lanora Ackerman,
Rosemary Jacob, Mary Rose Sorensen, Ruth Huette,
and Lillian Woerner.
Pres. .............. Lillian Woerner
Vice Pres. ..... ......... M ary Ellen
Sec.-Treas ..... Betty Cottingham
Rec. Sec. .... .. .... Shirley Rocke
Rec. Sec. . ..... Jean Litwiller
Advisor ..... Miss Knussman
First Row, left to right: Lanora Ackerman, Phyllis Curry,
Wilma Schick, Margaret Arnett, Rosemary Jacob, Doris
Bielema, Carol Rein, Marian Holmes, Mary Frintz, Nancy
Kring, Sherrill Stoller, Bernice Bauman, Joyce Grimm,
Naomi Strmac, and Norma Rediger.
Second Row: Louise Wuthrich, Joyce Hauter, Sally Ack-
erman, Alice Gerber, Betty Cottingham, Reva Madacey,
Velma Schrock, Doretta Yentes, Shirley Rocke, Mary Ann
Moore, Priscilla Kring, Margaret Kipfer, Marilyn Zobrist,
Elizabeth Jacob, Bernice Eisele, and Phyllis Hauter.
Third Row: Jean Litwiller, Marjorie Carius, Frances Roth,
Darlene Oyer, Arlene Schertz, Elsie Uhlman, Eleanor Getz,
Mabel Bauman, Ruth Huette, Vilas Birkey, Rosemary
Rapp, Jean Jacob, Eva Straesser, Doris Kaufman, Bar-
bara Keister, Donna Burger, Jo Ann Burger, and Ruth
Fourth Row: Marjorie Strunk, Gloria Freidinger, Ruth
Girth, Lillian Woerner, Verla Staker, Loretta Crumrine,
Marie Ellen Strunk, Mary Sorensen, Della Bartelmay,
Virginia Getz, Darlene Darst, Wanda Hager, Ann Langen-
walter, Miss linussinan, and Eleanor Reinken.
Fifth Row: Eileen Stetzler, Ruth Belsley, Maxi.negPoSt,
Alta Roth, Hannah Hohstadt, Myrna Kohtz, Phyllis Stol-
ler, Evelyn Eisele, June Grimm, Sadie Hunziker, Virginia
Thompson, Shirley Fehr, Dolores Hager, Priscilla Ueberr-
hein, Imogene Keidel, Doris Dausmann, Jean Wilson, Joan
Wilson, Ann Brandt, Helen Pfeifer, and Dolores Beyer.
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Pres. .,.. A,. ..... Wayne Strunk
Vice Pres ...r. George Stimeling
Sec.-Treas. .....,.. Robert Carius
Advisor .....,.. ...,r,r,, M r, Gould
The M-Club is not one of the newest organizations
in our school, neither is it the largest in membership.
Earning an athletic letter is the only requirement
for admission, but the privilege of belonging is a
Maintenance of the club is a tradition of the
school. Traditional also is the presentation by the
club of gold remembrances to seniors at the close of
school. Money has been earned to defray the cost of
the tokens, and it is hoped that the custom can
again be carried out. Fifteen members of the club
are in the graduating class.
The present membership of the club is the largest
in its history. A number of important meetings were
held during the year, and there was an unusual
amount of activity. To this organization belongs the
of a homecoming celebration for
was carried out to suc-
united efforts of all the
credit for the idea
M.T.H.S., a project which
cessful completion by the
First Row, left to right: Don Rapp, Ted Meyers, Elmer Second Row: Robert Hautcr, William Sanders, Howard
Crager, Marland Richard, Mr. Gould., Warren Renner, and Rapp, Wayne Strunk, Fritz Rapp, George Stimeling, and
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Again Morton's Optimist
Club entertained our football
team at a wonderful banquet.
The principal guest speaker
was the famous A. N. CBOJ
McMillan, football coach of
Indiana U., who gave such a
vigorous and inspiring ad-
dress that it aroused an in-
creased sense 01' the obliga-
tion of the individual tc his
Letters were awarded to
fifteen men, and Captain-el-
ect Wayne Strunk thanked
the club and Mr. McMillan.
Moving pictures of the Mich-
igan-Indiana game concluded
Morton's first homecoming
was celebrated on Nov. 8. The
opening feature was an all-
school parade, led by the
band. The football game with
Chillicothe was almost called
off because of rain. Following
the game, a short program of
speeches, songs, and other en-
tertainment was presented in
the gym. Then came supper
in the Home Ec. rooms, and a
dance in the study hall.
It is our hope that this may
become an annual function in
Standing: Messrs. Ed. Hauter, Wm. Rapp, Coach
Gould, Mr. Hatcher. Seated: Mr. McMillan, Wayne
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pictures shown below:
First Row, left to right -
Howard Rapp, Miss Knuss-
man, and Della Bartelmay.
Second Row - Mr. Hatcher,
Marland Richard, Mr. Zwan-
zig, and Mr. Gould.
The Athletic Association once again directed the
year's athletic program very successfully. They co-
operated with the Student Council in sponsoring the
first M. T. H. S. homecoming football game. Re-
freshments were served after the game by the Home
The transportation of the teams, issuance of sea-
son tickets, handling of the receipts of athletic con-
tests, approving and awarding of athletic letters
were but a few of the numerous problems that were
discussed at their meetings.
The association rewarded the band for perfor-
mances at the basketball games by giving them the
proceeds of one basketball game, called the band
The secretarial work was efficiently handled by
Della Bartelmay, serving her second year as secre-
tary-treasurer. Distribution of identification slips to
students wishing to see out of town games, was one
of her frequent duties.
We all hope that next year's Athletic Association
will extend its services and perfect a plan for an
activity ticket for students.
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QUE? GAMES AND
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Morton opened its 1945 football season with nine
returning lettermen. Victories in the first five
games seemed to indicate that M. T. H. S. might
have its first undefeated team. At this point, how-
ever, illness and injury hit the team, and they never
recovered. Playing the last few games with only
three substitutes, We lost them all.
Letter winners were: Wayne Strunk, Fritz Rapp,
Hod Rapp, Don Rapp, Marland Richard, William
Sanders, Warren Renner, Jack Stumpf, Ted Meyers,
Ray Zimmerman, Lloyd Rediger, Albert Hohstadt,
Elmer Crager, George Stimeling, and Harold Yardy.
Morton, 28 Central ffresh-sophl 6
Morton, 27 Gridley, 0
Morton, 14 Eureka, 7
Morton, 19 Woodruff ffresh-sophj, 0
Morton, 32 Lincoln ffresh-sophj, 8
Morton, 6 Washington, 13
Morton, 0 Pekin, 12
Morton, 0 Dunlap, 7
Morton, 7 Chillicothe, 16
First Row, left to right: Harold Yordy, Marland Richard,
Elmer Crager, George Stimeling, Ray Zimmerman, Albert
Hohstadt, Ted Meyers, and William Sanders.
S cond Row M Z '
c z r. wanzig, Robert Hauter, Jack Stumpf,
Ken Rein, Don Rapp, Wayne Strunk, Howard Rapp, Fritz
Schieber, Warren Renner, Jim Hodel
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Yards gained ....,... 1404 897
First downs .......... 83 57
Total points .t...tt. 133 69
Robert Rassi, and Mr. Gould.
Row: Ronald Richard, Lloyd Rediger, Robert
, Ed Roecker, and
MR. GOULD, MR. ZWANZIG - Our
coach, and assistant coach respective-
ly, both of whom have put in a lot of
time and effort to make the Morton
teams what they are this year.
HERB ROTH and RONNIE RICHARD
Managers - Two good guys who were
always on the job and ready to help,
whenever they were needed.
LLOYD REDIGER CEJ it-This has been
Lloyd's first year in football. His play-
ing at end was great, along with his
ability to tackle the opponent.
FRITZ RAPP CH.B.J-Fritz, a junior and
a two-year letter winner, is a mighty
fast and shifty halfback. He had a
little tough luck in breaking his finger
early in the season.
HOWARD RAPP iH.B.Ji-Hod was in-
jured during the first part of the sea-
son and was absent for a time. He is a
senior and a backfield man who'll
really be missed next year.
JACK STUMPF fT.Jf-Jack is a senior,
and a lineman who saw a good deal of
action this year. He played his best
game against Chillicothe.
WILLIAM SANDERS CEJ i'-Bill always
played a reliable defensive game. He's
another senior and our best pass
catcher, who will be a loss to the
squad when he graduates.
MARLAND RICHARD CE.Jf-Marlie is
another great defensive player. He
played continually and hard, especi-
ally in the last half of the Chillicothe
DON RAPP fF.B.J'l'-Don was one who
dug in and tore the defense apart. His
blocking and tackling was long re-
membered by the opponents.
TED MEYERS CTJ-Ted is only a soph-
omore this year and played as a reg-
ular. He should improve greatly in the
next two years and prove tough for
RAY ZIMMERMAN ICJ-Ray was the
team's center this year and only a
sophomore. The opposing team had
better watch him in the next few
GEORGE STIMELING iG.J - George
was the only guard in the conference
and one of the three in the whole state
to score a touchdown while on defense.
His famous submarine play will be
back again next year.
HAROLD YORDY fH.B.J-Harold was
the good natured boy who was deter-
mined to get a touchdown, but only
succeeded in getting unnecessary
WARREN RENNER CTJ it-Warren was
held up to a great extent by an oper-
ation this year. He's the kind of a fel-
low that the opposition had trouble
WAYNE STRUNK CQ.B.Jf-Wimp was
our outstanding defensive player this
year. Being a senior and our captain-
elect, he will surely be missed next
ELMER CRAGER CG.Ji'F-Elmer had a
knack of getting the man with the
ball. He played his best defensive
game against Lincoln Frosh-Soph.
ALBERT HOHSTADT iG.Jf-Abbott is
a senior this year, whose ability to
pull out from his line position of guard
to pass the ball, was reliable.
Won 19 - Lost 6
Goodfield 153 Morton 37.
Congerville 183 Morton 73.
Armington 253 Morton 44.
Roanoke 113 Morton 27.
Delavan 273 Morton 39.
Eureka 153 Morton 48.
Green Valley 303 Morton 40.
Minier 21: Morton 23.
Deer Creek 213 Morton 39.
Armington 161 Morton 48.
Tremont 143 Morton 27.
Mackinaw 21: Morton 42.
Delavan 363 Morton 32.
Green Valley 273 Morton 26.
Washington 313 Morton 29.
Delavan 503 Morton 43.
Roanoke 34: Morton 41.
Deer Creek 333 Morton 41.
Mackinaw 31: Morton 34.
Minier 403 Morton 37.
Washington 161 Morton 31.
Tremont 321 Morton 34.
Eureka 23: Morton 57.
Delavan 17: Morton 26.
Minier 332 Morton 30.
1 Opponents Morton
Total Points ....... ........... 6 37 948
Average .................,.................. 25 38
Total Points ............................ 509 878
Average ......,............,................ 23 40
Morton's basketball season pushed the foot-
ball season rather closely. Most of the basket-
ball boys had been in football, and were obliged
to work hard to get into condition for the win-
ter sport. Five returning lettermen and many
promising prospects boosted Coach Gould's
hopes at the beginning of the schedule.
Lacking height, except for Gerald Mueller,
Morton's team relied upon their famous fast-
break and fire-brand style of playing. Great
speed was a distinguishing factor in our set-up.
Defense was the keynote to the offense, and
this can be realized when we consider that
Morton had the best defensive average in this
part of the state.
We started with an excellent record of
twelve victories, only to have our jinx, Delavan,
break it. Injuries and illness hit our squad,
and several games had to be played without a
full complement of men.
Never can it be said that Morton does not
always give its fans their share of thrills. Min-
ier's games all proved to be exciting, and our
rivalry with Tremont inspired a fast game on
their own floor.
The season tapered off with a sprinkling of
defeats and wins and an energetic try at a bid
for the state tournament. Much of the credit
for our victories goes to the coach, and to our
crowd which always backed the team. A large
berth is open on next year's team, because
nine of the first ten are graduating.
T H E C A U L
THE SECOND TEAM
A host of underclassmen form the nu-
cleus for our second team. This squad
has annexed a formidable record in the
past season by winning 19 games and
losing only three. The three losses in-
cluded Spaulding Frosh-Soph., and Mor-
ton's War Veterans.
Number of Players from Each Class
Juniors ....,.o.o,..o,..,oo,.,.. 5
Sophomores oo,oo, oo..o 5
Freshmen ..,o.....o oo.,. 6
From a glance at the above chart,
you can see how our team is being built
up. The back log of freshmen and soph-
omores this year is the largest conting-
ent we have had for a long time.
A glance at the statistics on the other
page shows that our second team pos-
sesses a strong offense along with a
stronger defense. With a group like
this coming on, prospects are excellent
for improvement in the years just ahead.
R O N 1 9 4 6
SECOND TEAM GAMES
Won 19 - Lost 3
Armington itherel 163 Morton 36
Roanoke fherel 263 Morton 35
Delavan Cherej 173 Morton 37
Eureka fherej 193 Morton 48
Green Valley fherej 133 Morton 48
Minier Ctherej 22: Morton 44
Spaulding fherej 323 Morton 31
Deer Creek ftherel 183 Morton 26
Armington there-J 15: Morton 39
Tremont Cherej 161 Morton 50
Mackinaw Ctherej 243 Morton 30
Delavan ftherel 28g Morton 35
Green Valley ftherej 243 Morton 41
Washington ftherel 373 Morton 29
Roanoke Ctherej 313 Morton 32
Deer Creek fherel 233 Morton 37
Mackinaw Cherej 313 Morton 48
Minier Cherej 213 Morton 55
Washington there! 183 Morton 52
Tremont Ctherej 173 Morton 44
Eureka ftherej 213 Morton 43
Morton Vets fherej 403 Morton 38
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Standing: Herbert Roth, Mgr., Les Freidinger, Gilbert Huette, Henry Grimm, Mr.
Zwanzig, Roy Fort, Don Schieber, Coach Gould, Robert Hauter, Melvin Aberle, Bob
Rassi, Ronald Richard, Mgr. Sitting: Eugene Huette, Ted Meyer, Ray Zimmerman,
Richard Swibold, Robert Schieber. A
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HOWARD RAPP fHodJ was the only four-
year letter-man on the team. He was a
very good floor player, making all his
shots count. Flu and colds interrupted
his playing from time to time.
WAYNE STRUNK CWimpl, an alternating
guard and forward, played a wonderful
floor game at both positions. A very
good scorer, he could go strong all
through the game.
HOWARD GOODYEAR CLouieJ was one
of the first players to develop so high-
ly between his junior and senior years.
Having reached his greatest playing
ability about the middle of the season,
he was set back by the flu.
DON RAPP CDonl was an alternating
forward and guard. A very versatile
member of the team, Don maintained
his position well all through the game.
WILLIAM SANDERS CBillJ, our long
shot artist of the year, was very help-
ful to the squad. Strong in action, he
helped to organize both plays and
ELMER CRAGER CSno0ksJ was one
of the strongest defensive men
the team. Although a low scorer,
handled the ball well. He was al-
ways given the toughest opponent, be-
cause he was tops at a defensive pos-
Standing: Mr. Zwanzig, Frederick Rapp, William Sanders, Sitting: Howard Rapp, Wayne Strunk, Gerald Mueller,
Ronald Richard Meir. Marland Richard, Herbert Roth, Howard Goodyear, and Elmer Crager.
Mgr., Don Rapp: Robert Carius, and Coach Gould.
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Howard Goodyear Don Rapp Gerald Mueller Fritz Rapp
ROBERT CARIUS tB0bJ, the Smallest
player on the team was a quick
thinker and very fast. If the team
needed a few points, he could be count-
ed upon. He was also good at long
MARLAND RICHARD tH0merJ found
his basketball ability as a senior. A
tall fellow with a good reach, he play-
ed well, but lacked experience. He
could always rally the team in a tight
spot because he had plenty of driving
FREDERICK RAPP fFritzJ, a junior,
proved to have first team qualities.
Making up for his shortness by speed
and quick thinking, he used many oi
the opponents' mistakes to get the
ball for Morton.
GERALD MUELLER fGerryJ was the
tallest man on the team and one of the
tallest in the county. A high scorer
all the way through, he was very dan-
gerous under the basket. He was
taken from games now and then be-
cause of a bad knee.
Elmer Crager B111 Sanders Bob Carius Marland Richard
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M O R - T O N -
With a total of seven returning lettermen and a
host of promising athletes, Morton is well on the
way to a successful track season. Since our weak-
est events are the 880, the mile, and the 440, plenty
of room is provided for new track aspirants.
As this book goes to press we have not lost a
meet, and our hopes are strong for another county
title. We have won this honor two years straight,
and with these experienced track men-Don Rapp,
Wayne Strunk, Bob Hauter, Fritz Rapp, Marland
Richard, and Bob Carius-we are confident of a win.
In the first meet, Morton splurged to a decisive
win against Mackinaw and Tremont, totaling 110.5
points. Tremont was second, 6213, and Mackinaw,
Having twice overpowered East Peoria in the last
two years, we again defeated them in a close meet
157.3-53.63. Journeying next to Delavan, we met
Minier and the hosts in a heated contest, which
resulted in Morton's coming out on top with 72.5
points, while Delavan ended with 60.5, and Minier,
With a second, a tie for second, and a third, Mor-
ton scored eleven points in the district meet, win-
ning seventh place thereby. This year, three boys,
Don Rapp, Howard Rapp, and Ken Rein will repre-
sent us in the State Meet. This is an honor for
any individual and any team.
First Row, left to right: Ed Sayers and Les Freidinger.
Second Row: Herb Roth, Bob Carius, Don Rapp, Wayne
Strunk, Fritz Rapp, Howard Rapp, Marland. Richard, and
Third. Row: George Stimeling, Ken Rein, Bob Scliieber,
Roy Fort, Dick Swibold, Howard Goodyear, Ray Zimmer-
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man, Harold Yordy, Lloyd Rediger, Bob Hauter, Jack
Stumpf, Norman Rediger, and Mr. Gould..
Fourth Row: Gilbert Huette, Albert Hohstadt, Carl Uhl-
man, Ted Meyers, Melvin Aberle, Melvin Baum, and Alyn
First Row, left to right: Ted Meyers, Harold Yordy, Wayne Strunk.
Second Row: Howard Rapp, Les Freidinger, Bob Carius.
Third Row: Fritz Rapp, Bob Hauter, Marland Richard.
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This year's competitive sports have been
unique in that no class team has won more than
one of the tournaments. This shows that the
ability to win was found in all classes.
The year opened with the softball tournament,
resulting in a tie among the seniors, juniors, and
freshmen. This was resolved by the victory of the
freshmen, with Joyce Grimm, captain.
The juniors won the volleyball tournament un-
der the leadership of Doris Bielema.
The basketball tournament proved to be ano-
ther heated contest, senior, junior, and sopho-
more teams again tieing. This time, the seniors,
under their captain, Eva Straesser, won first
Bowling began in March at Knoll's Bowling
Palace. After several practice games, teams were
formed, the captains being Eleanor Reinken and
Ann Brandt. The latter team won in the final
game, and received a trophy from Mr. Knoll -
the G. A. A.'s first! It was presented at the
banquet to Robert Carius, president of the Stu-
dent Body, to be placed among other school tro-
Ouch! My Baclcl
The Pyramid Builders!
Championship Bowling Team
First Row, left to right: Ann Brandt, Marjorie
Strunk, Carol Rein.
Second Row: Myrna Kohtz, Maxine Post, Betty
Senior Basketball Champs
First Row, left to right: Frances Roth, Eva
Straesser, Lanora Ackerman.
Second Row: Lillian Woerner, Jean Litwiller,
Doris Dausmann, Ruth Belsley.
Third Row: Rosemary Jacob, Eileen Stetzler,
Elsie Uhlman, Doris Kaufman.
Junior Volleyball Champs
First Row, left to right: Velma Schrock, Shirley
V Rocke Vilas Birkey, Reva Madacey, Doretta
7' if Second Row: Eleanor Getz, Della Bartelmay,
Wanda Hager, Doris Bielema, Pat Strunk,
. 1: 4 Darlene Darst.
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Who gets first chance at bat?
Champion Soft Ball team if
First Row, left to right: Phyllis Hauter,
Marjorie Carius, Darlene Oyer, Joyce
Grimm, Nancy Kring, Sherrill Stoller.
Second Row: Ruth Getz, Gloria Freiding-
er, Marjorie Strunk, Hannah Hohstadt,
Bernice Bauman, Carol Rein, Bernice
Eisele. Third Row: Rosemary Rapp, Arl-
ene Schertz, Joyce Hauter, Louise Wuth-
rich, Mary Frintz, Alta Roth.
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Again Morton High supported an intramural bas-
ketball tournament. This plan is generally approv-
ed by all, because it gives everyone experience and
a chance for the coach to see what he has to offer.
P H The set up was changed a little this year. Instead
A' of teams being selected at the first of the season,
and playing all games on their respective teams,
Crocodiles 353 Leopards 29
Elephants 263 Kangaroos 10
Leopards 523 Kangaroos 23
Crocodiles 393 Elephants 17
they were chosen for every game and not until the
tournament, were the chosen teams used. This
year's tournament victors were the Crocodiles.
Therefore all boys on this team Will receive an em-
blem signifying championship of Morton High.
First Row, left to right: Ken Burgener, George Stimeling,
Ronnie Richard, Edward Roeckcr, and Alyn Schieber.
Second Row: William Dallinger, Had Goodyear, Coach, Ray
Zimmerman, Coach, Herb Roth, and Jim Koch.
First Row, left to right: Ken Rein, Jack Stumpf, Bob
Sweeter, Dan Grimm, and Ken Getz.
Second Row: Don Rapp, Coach, Carl Uhlman, Eugene
Huette, Coach, Bob Smith, and Melvin Baum.
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First Row left to right: Don Kaufman, Albert Hohstadt,
Alvin Schvlarzentraub, Cliff Kaufman, and Roy Bentley.
Second Row: Ed Sayers, Elmer Crager, Coach, Lloyd Red-
iger, Allan Evans, Garry Mueller, Coach, and Ray Richard-
First Row left to right: Daniel Gunther, Gene Witzig,
James Anderson, Ray Fort, and Merlin Birkey.
Second Row: Gordon Seibold, Bob Schieber, Fritz Rapp
Coaches, Bob Roecker, and Bob Tennell.
Keepers of the School
Mr. Huette, our genial caretaker, is rounding out his nineteenth
year of service for the students and faculty of Morton Township High
School. Associated with him this year have been Mrs. Huette and
Robert Tennell, a freshman, both of whom have given capable and
effective assistance in the arduous task of keeping our building cheer-
ful and pleasant.
Absorbed in our own concerns through the swiftly passing four years
spent within these walls, members of the class of '46 no doubt have
often added to the labor of our friend, "Sam." For this unintentional
lack of consideration we ask his pardon, as we here express our ap-
preciation for his loyalty and co-operation.
May the year to come be a pleasant one for Mr. Huette and his de-
partment, and may the good-will which exists between him and the
students continue always!
Mr. Sam Huette Bob Tennell
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S. W. Rapp, Treas. Oscar J. Mathis, Mayor J. Grieder, Clerk
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Galaafaa of Zuma
3-The doors of M. T. H. S. are op-
en again, but just for half a day.
4-Football practice begins-come
on, fellows, let's practice hard so we'll
really have a good team this year.
5--Librarians elect officers for the
year. Everyone is wishing for an air-
6-Freshies have a terrible time
finding the correct class rooms! We
feel for you, kids!
10-Miss Brown's 6th hour English
class was decreased today. Can't you
junior boys behave?
12-Student Council members vot-
ed against freshmen initiation!
4 fr-fw. -f I r ' '
13-Classes elected officers and ad-
visors this morning after assembly.
17-Assembly for election of Ath-
letic Association officers and cheer-
leaders. Home Ec. Club held their first
short business meeting.
18-Biology students are busy
catching grasshoppers. You cruel peo-
ple! Eleanor Reinken fell down the
steps after chorus. G. A. A. held first
business meeting after school.
19-Dr. Hodel gave the girls their
physicals. Are we healthy, girls?
20-We won our first football game
today with Peoria Central's Frosh-
Sophs. Score 28-6.
21-Eleanor Reinken fell down
the steps again and pulled Mary Rose
along for company. Seniors had their
Wiener roast and hayride tonight at
Above, left-Louie, Renner, and Yordy take Above, right-Senior boys all dressed up and no
life easy. place to go.
Below, left-Kiddies waiting for the bell to Below, right-Juniors! Behave for Mr, Moore!
ring at noon.
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.....- --' Dry Cleaning
24-Junior boys who skipped school
had a little chat with our principal
this morning. Hmmmmmm!!
Seniors select for their play, "Ev-
25-Student Council held their first
26-Home Ec. Club had a supper for
girls on certain committees.
28-Rained all day, but we had our
football game at Eureka. Everyone
froze, but it was worth it! We won,
14-7. Nice goin', guys!
1-Ruth Huette's "Rocky" is home
from the Army Air Corps for good!
Neil Lang fell asleep in 4th period.
2-Senior Play try-outs. What!
Actors and actresses!
3-Seniors went to Art Foto shop
in Bloomington to have their pictures
taken. Smile for the birdie, kiddies!
4-No school! Teachers' Institute.
5-No school! Teachers' Institute.
8-First play practice for senior
9-Assembly for the assignment of
seats. The kids just can't behave any
other way, or that way, either! ,Sen-
iors selected crimson and gold as their
class colors this noon.
I0-Mr. Folkers of Illinois Wesley-
an University, gave an interesting talk
on "College" in assembly this morn-
ing. Seniors select Cauldron staff.
11-Juniors order their class rings.
Seniors wish their rings would come!
12-Sophomore Wiener roast.
Above, left-Junior play Middle-Renner and his "wo- Above, right-What's Bill cryin
scene. man fBob Cariusl. about, Miss Brown?
Below, left-I'Iow'd you get in there, Hank? Below, right-They're all waiting, Snooks!
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MATHIS LUIVIBER CCMPANY
Contractors and Builders
Assembly to welcome freshies this
afternoon! We had three movies,
goodies to eat, and a dance in the
13-Neil Lang had three flats on his
car going to the game at Gridley this
15-Fire drill this afternoon. Build-
ing cleared in fifty seconds. Miss
Brown had troubles with the senior
play cast tonight.
16-G. A. A. starts their baseball
18-Pictures of classes and activi-
ties taken for the Cauldron.
19-Don Rapp was hurt in a foot-
ball game at Washington tonight.
22-Edna Means presented a num-
ber of dramatic readings in assembly.
Everyone enjoyed it very much.
23-Student Council met again.
24-Freshmen had their wiener
roast and hayride.
"Snooks" hurt his nose at senior
25fSeniors' class rings came at
last. Aren't we the classy people!
26-Senior hayride and social hour
tonight. Lots of fun for everyone.
29-T. B. tests given all students
Junior class selects "Lady Spitfire"
for their play.
30-Movie on Russia in Assembly.
31-T. B. tests checked for positive
or negative reaction. Football explain-
ed in assembly. Junior play tryonts.
Above, left to right-
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1-Barbara Keister fainted in
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5-Dress rehearsal for senior play.
8-Homecoming. Raining cats and
dogs! Marland Richard hurt in foot-
ball game with Chillicothe. Last game
of season. We lost.
9-Senior play tonight. Lloyd Red-
iger took Marland's part and did a
swell job. The cast was entertained at
Bob Carius' home after the play.
12-Armistice Day. No school.
13-Basketball practice begins.
Marland is back in school. Glad to
have you back and okey again, boy!
14-Bob Reinken is trying to get
around on crutches today. He sprain-
ed his ankle at football yesterday.
"Husk" Bartelmay has come back
to M.T.H.S. after three years in the
15-Band concert tonight. Very
20-Six weeks' tests.
21-First basketball game. We won
both games. Played Congerville and
Santa Claus parade in Peoria today.
27-Snowing today. Let's not get
28-Report cards issued for second
30-Game at Roanoke. We won.
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4-We won another basketball
game tonight over Delavan, 39-27.
5-Band Benefit game with Eur-
eka. We won, 48-17.
7-Junior Social Hour.
11-Dress rehearsal for junior play
12-Dress rehearsal again for the
13-Junior class play. It was swell,
14-We obtained possession of the
Tazma "Hatchet" and the Mackinaw
Valley "Cowbell" by beating Minier.
23-2. Keep it up, fellows! We're proud
16-Christmas chorus concert this
18-Senior pictures came today.
Aren't they pretty?
19-Library club held their Christ-
mas party at Miss Brown's apartment
20-Basketball game at Deer Creek.
We won, naturally.
21-Exchange of Christmas gifts.
Christmas vacation begins. Hurray!
2-Happy New Year, everybody!
New clocks all over the school! Mr.
Zwanzig is ill in the hospital. Mahion
Eigsti is substituting for him. Get well
4-Game with Armington. We won,
8-Rosemary Jacob elected to get
the D. A. R. award. Juniors won the
volleyball tournament in G. A. A.
Above, left: Seniors of 1949, J. Middle: Are you going to take Right: Pull in your ears, Don!
Wilson, R. Buswink, K. Getz. all that, Mr. Zwanzig?
Below, left: "We-'re loyal to you,
Right: Our Student Council presi-
dent, Bob Carius having a
meeting of his members.
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11-Game with Mackinaw there. We
15-Still semester tests!
16-Howard Huette is now taking
Mr. Zwanzig's place.
17-Neil Lang left for the Army Air
Corps. Good luck, Neil!
18-Lost our first basketball game
with Delavan. They won, 36-32. Too
bad, guys! You tried hard, at least.
21-Mrs. Wiedman is taking Miss
Brown's place while she is at the hos-
22-Lost another game, with Green
Valley this time.
23-We held our first Human Rela-
tions Club meeting of this year in the
Home Ec. room. The topic for discus-
sion was "Dating"
24-Second band concert of season.
Exchange assembly went to Dela-
29-Two new student teachers ar-
rived to help f?j Miss Neeley.
30-Lost our first game in the coun-
ty basketball tournament. We played
1-No games tonight at Pekin.
2-Minier is county champs. Mack-
inaw came in second.
Above, left to right:
Only one ring now, Is it the Einstein thc- Miss Knussman is Hi, Rosie!
Miss Brown, but ory or one of your keeping score for What's cookin'?
wait till June 9. own, Mr. Zwanzig? the G. A. A.
Below, left: Fun on the sen- Below, right: Gentleman Bob,
ior hayride. serving student teachers.
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4-Mr. Zwanzig came back today.
5-We won our game at Roanoke.
11-New Philosopher staff elected
for the second semester.
12-Game with Mackinaw. We won,
13-Meeting of Human Relations
Club tonight. Lots of kids came, even
though it was snowing outside.
14-Home Ec. Club met to discuss
their new point system.
15-We lost another game to Min-
18-Miss Brown came back today.
Glad to see you again.
19-Game with Washington. We
won our home game, 31-16.
Tremont brought their exchange
assembly to Morton.
20-The senior boys were measured
for their caps and gowns.
21-The senior girls were measured
ured for their caps and gowns. It's be-
ginning to look as if we're going to
22-No school today. Washington's
23-Game at Eureka. Our last game
and we won, 57-26.
26-Game between Morton Vets and
the second team tonight. The veterans
won by one point.
27-Regional tournament at Pekin.
Morton beat Delavan, and Minier beat
Above, left: Time out!
Right: Buck the line, boys!
Middle, left: Lincoln game. Center: Our famous No. 10. Right: Ray Z. snaps the ball to
We won, 32-8. Hod Rapp. Don Rapp.
Below, left: Dunlap punting Right: Lincoln charging our
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28-Regional tourney again tonight.
Minier beat Morton three points, and
Pekin beat Woodruff. Our Morton
boys played a swell game.
29-Championship game was really
good. Pekin beat Minier by six points.
4-The Zoo leagers had a game in
the gym tonight.
8-No school today. The teachers
had to go to school. Ha! Ha!
13-Human Relations Club meeting.
14-State tournament in Cham-
18-Jim Shipps, class of '45 visited
20-Delavan brought over their ex-
change assembly. Oh! Oh!
21-First day of spring! Let's skip
22-Sophomore social hour tonight.
Ruth Guth was elected queen.
25-Velma Schrock got her glasses
today. Hubba, Hubba!
27-Human Relations Club.
28-Band concert tonight at eight.
29-G. A. A. ran off some of the
games in the softball tournament left
over from last fall.
1-Cauldron staff meeting tonight.
2-Chorus practice for concert on
5-Rural Youth play here tonight.
6-District band and chorus con-
test in Peoria.
8-P. T. A. meeting in High School.
Above, left: Wimp 4StrunkJ
Below, left: What a pile of chick-
en bones, Mr. Gould.
Right: Managers Richard and
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Right: Hugh DeVore at Illio Ban-
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10-Human Relations club meeting.
Dr. Hodel was the speaker.
12-I. A. S. C. convention at the
Hotel Pere Marquette in Peoria. Mor-
ton, the host this year, is the first
small school to be given this honor.
13-I. A. S. C. convention in, Peoria
State speech contest in Champaign
17-Mr. Beard from Brown's Busi-
ness school in Peoria spoke in an as-
sembly. Very interesting.
19-Good Friday, a holiday, and no
30-Track meet here with Green
2-Parents night at M. T. H. S.
7-Track meet at Green Valley.
8-Human Relations Club tonight.
All parents of members are invited.
10-Chorus concert at eight o'clock.
13-P. T. A. meeting.
14-County track meet at Delavan.
School- 18 -- Junior-aSenior banquet and
23-Track meet at Delavan today. PPOIT1.
We won! 21-Senior's last day! Hurray!
24-Human Relations Club tonight.
26-Freshman social hour.
27-County music festival in Pekin.
25-G. A. A. banquet.
NATIONAL SCHOLASTIC PRESS ASSOCIATION
As in the previous five years, the Cauldron is again a member of
the National Scholastic Press Association. This organization was
formed twenty-five years ago, and has grown to be the largest of its
kind in this country. Its purpose is to give advice and other assistance
in producing yearbooks. One of its most useful services is the care-
ful study and criticism of each issue of the annual, from which the
staff of the succeeding class is able to learn something of what are
considered to be good standards in such publications, and to pattern
their own work accordingly.
The ratings of books are: All-American, Superior, First Class, Ex-
cellent, Second Class, Good, Third Class, High Average, Fourth Class,
No Honors. The 1945 Cauldron received a First Class rating. The
classification of this book will be received by the school in September.
A. E. KLOPFENSTEIN
Men's Furnishings and
Seniaa 01644 Jfidlaaq
Just one twenty-fifth of a century
ago, the present graduating class of
M. T. H. S. assembled on the door-
step of our Alma Mater, seeking ad-
mission to these halls of learning
and of lockers and waste paper! So
early in the year, the waste paper
was not in evidence, but by the end
of the first Friday, a goodly accum-
ulation was on hand for the janitors
to dispose of, and we have diligently
helped to keep it from dwindling
throughout the four years of our so-
Thus began the second stage of our
school experience. The forty-two
members of the class quickly adapt-
ed themselves to high school rou-
tine, and, following the example of
older classes, elected officers. How-
ard Rapp became our first presidentg
Wayne Strunk, vice presidentg and
Dolores Beyer, secretary-treasurer.
Miss Smith and Miss Waldorf were
chosen for our advisors.
Having heard of dire punishments
that were meted out to freshmen at
the annual initiation party, we wait-
ed in secret fear for that event, but
to outsiders, our manner, we hoped,
was one of composure and readiness
for whatever might happen. Our
dignity was greatly upset, and we
felt very foolish, but, on the whole,
it was not bad, and We tried to ac-
cept it all like good sports.
The two principal events of the
freshman year, then, as now, were
a Wiener roast and a social hour. We
enjoyed the first, and the whole
school enjoyed the second, being
kind enough to pronounce it an un-
Our boys entered all types of
sports, and three of them, Bill Sand-
ers, Jack Stumpf, and Bob Carius rep-
resented us in debate. Jean Litwiller
was secretary of Home Ec. Club, and
other freshmen participated in the
same club, also in G. A. A., Chorus,
Band, and Library Club.
The begining of our second year
found us with forty members. Ar-
thur Bachman had transferred to
Peoriag John Homer had gone to
Roosevelt Military Academy, and
Darrell Beehn, who had joined us
the previous year, had now With-
drawn from our ranks. Allan Evans
entered our class from Delavan dur-
ing the year.
Bob Carius was chosen presidentg
Jean Litwiller, vice president, and
Rosemary Jacob, secretary-treasurer.
Miss Neeley and Miss Jones were our
advisors. Under the competent lead-
ership of these officers and advisors,
we had a normal, successful, but com-
paratively uneventful year. Again
our Wiener roast pleased us, and our
social hour was an enjoyable occa-
sion for the whole school.
Although our members seldom be-
came conspicuous because of disci-
plinary difficulties, and We managed
to keep enough names on the honor
roll that our scholastic average never
drew unfavorable comment, we were
nevertheless beginning to be recog-
nized in M. T. H. S. Lillian Woerner
was secretary-treasurer of G. A. A.,
Ruth Guth served the Home Ec. Club
in the same capacity, Don and How-
ard Rapp won distinction in sports,
and Bob Carius was manager of the
athletics teams. Howard was the
first member of the class to be ad-
mitted to the M-Club. Other students
shared the work and the fun of most
of the activities on the campus.
As juniors, our number was still
forty, losses of Wayne Knappen, Paul
Risen, Mary Schaer, Nelson Wood,
and Gladys Vissering being balanced
by the acquisition of Bud Fey from
Tremontg Doris Kaufman from Minn-
eapolisg Marland Richard from East
Continued on Page 85
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SENIOR CLASS HISTORY
Continued from Page 83
Peoria, and Julie Bringard from
The business of the first class meet-
ing was the selection of Marland
Richard as president, Howard Rapp
as vice president, Lillian Woerner as
secretary-treasurer, and Mr. Black
and Miss Melvin as advisors. Upon
Miss Melvin's return to school after
her long illness the first semester,
Miss Smith took over her duties as
sponsor, and Miss Wheeler was giv-
en the responsibility for the Philo-
The publication of the monthly
paper, the Philosopher, was, according
to custom, a junior project. Robert
Carius served as editor the first sem-
ester, and Lillian Woerner was elect-
ed to the position the second semest-
er. The staff took its duties serious-
ly, and the co-operation among its
members made the work pleasant
The junior play, "June Mad,"
was presented under Miss Brown's
direction. It was well-chosen to dis-
play the talents of the class, and Hel-
en Smith and Lloyd Rediger as the
long-suffering, but understanding par-
ents, also Warren Renner as Elmer
Tuttle, the hired man, will not be soon
forgotten. Ruth Huette and Bill Sand-
ers in the leading roles, Mary Rose
Sorenson, Marland Richard, Jack
Stumpf, Dolores Beyer, Lillian Woer-
ner, William Dallinger, and Margaret
Arnett all gave excellent character-
izations of their parts.
The juniors now began to foresee
a need for money to carry out their
plans for the year, so, in addition tr
their social hour, they gave a chili
supper. This was well-attended, and
netted the necessary addition to their
funds so that they might make their
entertainment for the seniors a
Well co-ordinated plans and the ge-
nius of this class for co-operative ef-
fort made the occasion of the Junior
Banquet and Prom the climax of the
achievements of the group. The Ha-
waiian theme was sustained through-
out, and the music of Freddie Stevens'
orchestra in a tropical garden brought
a thrill to all the juniors and their
guests. The crowning of the queen,
Alice Muselman, by Robert Carius,
master of ceremonies, was an out-
standing event of the evening.
Important offices held by juniors
this year were: Virginia Getz, vice-
president of G. A. A., and of Girls'
Chorus, Howard Rapp, president of
athletic association, and of band,
Gladys Vissering, secretary of Girls'
Chorus, Warren Renner, secretary of
Boys' Chorus, Robert Carius, vice
president of Student Council, presi-
dent of Speech Club, Eleanor Reinken,
vice president of Home Ec. Club, and
Dolores Beyer, president of Library
Our return to school this year came
in the midst of the most serious
events of the world's history. The
Great War was just concluded, and
that by a means which had startled
all thinking people into realization
that we had been thrust into a new
age, with greater problems and re-
ponsibilities than had ever before
faced mankind. And so it was with
mixed feelings that we greeted each
other in September, glad to be to-
gether again, but with a certain sob-
erness at the thought that this was
our last year here, and that the duties
and problems of adult life were await-
ing us in the near future. Nyle Hoch-
stettler was missing from our roll,
but we were glad to welcome Doris
Dausmann back after three years in
southern schools during the war. Bud
Fey returned to Tremont, Julie Brin-
gard transferred to Peoria at the be-
ginning of the second semester, and
Margaret Hughes joined us in April.
Thus our number, as we take our de-
parture, is thirty-seven.
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Above, left to right: Doris Bielema, Vilas Birkey, Scandin-
Wilma Zimmerman, Arabian Sheik. avians.
Mrs. Harwood, speaker. Below, left to right:
Rosemary Rapp, Hawaiian girl. Girls of twenty nations.
Reva Madacey, Hawaiian too! Dorothy Yentes, Alice Gerber, Japanese
Reva Madacey, Shirley Rocke, Priscilla Kring, Margaret
Velma Schrock, Dolores Beyer. Kipfer, Marilyn Zobrist.
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Continued from Page 23
Margaret Hughes wills her "come
hither look" to Velma Schrockg
Ruth Guth wills her pleasant per-
sonality to Shirley Fehrg
Albert Hohstadt wills his job as
mail carrier to anyone with good
arches and no cornsg
Ruth Huette wills her ability to
hang on to one man to Myrna Kohtzg
Rosemary Jacob wills her ability to
"tickle the typewriter keys" to Wilma
Doris Kaufman wills her mischie-
vous nature to "Lizzie" Jacob,
Gerald Mueller wills his belief that
"variety is the spice of life" to Ray
Don Rapp wills his juggling ability
and a supply of chewing gum to Man-
Lloyd Rediger wills his brilliant re-
marks to George Stimelingg
Howard Rapp wills his ability to
sneak in late to Darlene Darstg
Eleanor Reinken wills the "words
I unconsciously utter when my tem-
per is aroused" to Margaret Kipferg
Warren Renner wills his impressive
appearance and weighty opinions to
Marland Richard wills his physique
to Melvin Baum: '
Wilma Schick wills her waistline to
Helen Jean Smith wills her ability
to "get acquainted with out of town
boys" to Evelyn Eiseleg
Mary Rose Sorensen wills her
"snatching" ability to Vilas Birkeyg
Eva Straesser and Allan Evans, ali-
as "Adam and Eve", have devised a
new alphabet in which any two init-
ials, as S and E, can be made to come
together. This they will to all true
lovers who are separated by alpha-
betical seating in assemblies,
Wayne Strunk wills his charm for
the fairer sex to Alvin Schwarzen-
traub and may Alvin profit by this
Jack Stumpf wills his technique in
flirting with one certain girl to Ted
Elsie Uhlman wills her blushes to
Lillian Woerner wills her curly
locks to Arlene Schertzg
We, Margaret Arnett, Eileen Stetz-
ler, Jean Litwiller, and Frances Roth,
will the task of writing the class of
'47's will to Sally Ackerman and Her-
In witness whereof, we, the class of
1946, have to our will set our hands
and seal, the twenty-eighth day of
May, in the year of our Lord, one
thousand nine hundred and forty-six.
-The Senior Class,
"I guess I've lost another pupil,"
said the professor, as his glass eye
rolled down the kitchen sink.
Ted Meyers - "Hey, Les, where did
you get that swelling on your nose?"
Les Freidinger - "Oh, I smelled of
a brose in my garden",
Ted M. - "It's not brose, it's rose.
There's no B in rose".
Les F. - "There was in this one."
George Stimeling - "Aw, shut up."
Ken Rein - "You're the biggest
dunce in the school."
Mr. Hatcher - "Don't forget I'm
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yo with their ten children, all of whom
were ill with the measles. Others in-
cluded in the party were JackuStumpf
and Bob Carius. We hardly knew they
were around, and only heard them
mumble a few words all evening-
something that sounded like "seven-
Our next stop was in India. Wilma
had urged us to try to see Lloyd Redi-
ger. He has been serving as-a mission-
ary for the past three years with the
capable assistance of Doris Kaufman.
We could not linger in India, but sped
on to Arabia.
We were eager to reach Arabia, be-
cause we had heard that some of the
old-fashioned entertainment places
still existed. We visited the Hubba
Hubba Theatre, starring this week,
the "Three Unveilersf' The starring
performers had a familiar look, and
to make sure that we were not de-
ceived, We went back stage, to be
greeted by Ruth Guth, Margaret Ar-
nett, and Rosemary Jacob. Our visit
with them was pleasant, but again we
had to hurry, this time to Venice,
Here we chanced to pick up a New
York Times paper and learned of the
marriage of that great dramatic star,
Elsie Uhlman, and of her presence in
this very city on her honeymoon. We
looked through the hotel register, and
as soon as we saw the name "Zeke,"
knew we couldn't be wrong. We found
Elsie in the bridal suite, blushing as
An appointment at "Frenchie's" in
Paris next claimed us. We had resolv-
ed to take advantage of the oppor-
tunity to secure some real French
clothes. The proprietor of the estab-
lishment greeted us with a heavy
French accent, which she abandoned
as soon as she recognized us. You see,
it was Helen Smith. Lanora Ackerman
was her most sought-after model.
Being normal women, we wanted to
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show off our new clothes. Helen gave
us directions for reaching one of the
city's most famous night clubs, and
warned us that we were going to be
That evening, having followed her
directions, we arrived at Rapp's Tap!
The lights were low, the music slow,
when the singer, Ann Brandt, walked
out on the stage. One look at Hod' and
we could tell that he was very well
pleased with his talented performer.
The cigarette girl looked familiar.
Realizing that she was rushing by
without recognizing us, Ruth put out
her foot. When the girl picked herself
up off the floor, we knew we were
right-it was Dolores Beyer. She sat
down and talked with us for awhile,
and informed us that she was still
having her troubles. We were enter-
tained in a royal manner, Hod serving
us the best champagne in the house.
Our next stop was Frankfort, Ger-
many, at the great science laborator-
ies. We knew that Elmer Crager had
been here for many years working on
a so-called rocket ship. He had just
completed it, and wanted us to be the
first to ride to the moon in it. How-
ever, we declined because of the name
of the ship, "Paradise Lost."
We had planned next to cross the
channel to England, but before we got
out of Germany, we had a little
trouble with the plane, and had to
make a forced landing. We spotted a
level field, and with expert manipul-
ation, Ruth set the plane down with
hardly a jolt. We saw a farmer run-
ning toward us, shouting angrily, and
when he drew closer, we recognized
Wayne Strunk. When he recognized
us, his anger disappeared. Wayne in-
sisted that we come to his house and
have lunch while the plane was be-
ing repaired. As we stepped over the
threshold, we were astonished to see
who was standing in the kitchen-
Mrs. Jean Litwiller Strunkl! After a
delicious lunch with them and their
three healthy children, we said good-
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Continued from Page 100
bye, and proceeded on our way to
Safely arrived in Dover, we motor-
ed out to one of the dog farms nearby.
Marland Richard showed us around
the place, proudly exhibiting his new
canine hospital, the head nurse of
which was Ruth Belsley.
We had heard that Bill .Sanders and
the former Virginia Getz were also in
England. Marland said they were not
far away and that Virginia was hav-
ing a terrible time. The help situation
was bad, and she was obliged to do
her own housework. Bill was working
on a project to restore atoms after
they had been smashed, and was un-
able to give her much assistance, be-
yond drying the dinner dishes now
We started on the last lap of our
journey, to Canada. Gerald Mueller
had made it clear in a letter that if we
didn't stop to see him, he would never
write to us again. Not wanting to dis-
appoint him, we obliged. He claims
his profession is that of a forest rang-
er, and his most recent assignment is
tracking down wolves. Looks as if he
is on the wrong side!
Doris Dausmann, being an outdoors
girl, had gone to Canada to keep
house for Gerry. Don Rapp was also
there, keeping Gerry out of trouble, as
he said. Gerry took a few days off and
we all went hunting.
The trip had taken longer than we
planned, because we had found it so
hard to leave old friends. Now we had
to hurry home.
We therefore arose early, and, leav-
ing Gerry, Doris, and Don at the
breakfast table, sped homeward, ar-
riving in time to do the shopping for
Happy memories of old times filled
our thoughts as we resumed our daily
routine, Ruth in a neat home on North
Main, and I, Eleanor Reinken, in my
couturier salon on Jefferson Street.
TRADE MARKS AND SLOGANS
"Beauty Rest" fMattressJ - Ray
"Follow Me" CPerfumeJ - Velma
"White Without Bleaching" fOXy-
doll - Glenn Roecker..
"Pond's Lips Stay On and On" -
"No Other Like It" fKleenexJ -
"Oomphies" f.ShoesJ - Reva Mad-
"Sunkist" COrangesJ - Bob Schie-
Easiest to Color" COleomargarineJ
- Eileen Huber.
Stronger Grip" fDe Long Hairpinsl
- Bob Reinken.
"Hefty and Heartwarmingn lSoupJ
- Darlene Darst.
"Charmingly Different" fFashion
Frocksl - Doretta Yentes.
"Cuts Down fTrackJ Runs 500110
CLuxJ - Harold Yordy.
"Around the Clock" fWoodbury's
Creamj - Della Bartelmay.
"Pride of the Pace-setters" fTram-
peze Shoesl - George Stimeling.
"99 and .44 'Zi Pure" CIvory Soapl
- Wanda Hager.
"Fit for Fun, Fit for Fashion, Fit
Like a Million" fShoesJ - Shirley
"She'll have Charms Wherever
She Goes" CJordan Charmsl - Mabel
"Ready In Five Seconds" flnstant
Coffeel - Wilma Zimmerman.
"Prize Package" fDressesJ - Gor-
"Pretty, Practical, and Persuasive"
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T H E C A U
Continued from Page 101
CLentheric Cosmeticsl - Imogene
"The American Girl" CShoesJ -
"The Pause That Refreshesn 4Co-
ca Colaj - Gene Witzig.
"Frolic" CPerfumeJ - Don Reilly.
"Squirt Gives You Go" - Doris
"Solitaire" CCake Make-upj -
"Perk" CVegetable Juicel - Ray
"King Size" CBillfoldJ - Bill Diggs.
"Footloose a n d Fancy Free"
CShoesl - Bill Dausmann.
"Duz Does Everything"-Joey Bur-
"Fantasy" CMercury Shoesl-Herb
"Keepsake" fDiamond Ringsl -
"Bachelor's Carnation" iRevlonl
- Helen Pfeiffer.
"Stadium Girl" CLipstickJ - Elea-
"For Every Shining Moment" iLip-
stickl - Kenny Rein.
"Short and Sweet" fGownsJ -Vir-
".Sheer Genius" fHoseJ - Eldon
"Lucky In Love" fBraceletJ - Bet-
ty June Grimm.
"Master Maid" CJodhpursJ - Pat
"Little! But Oh, My!" fBates Fab-
ricl - Roy Bentley.
"Mail Call" fPursel - Peggy Davis.
"In the Palm of Your Hand" fPer-
fumel - Eugene Huette.
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"Heart Throb" CDressesJ - Don
"Not To Be Sneezed At" fCosmet-
icsj - Hank Grimm.
"Ready To Tackle Anything" QA
Cleanserl - Manuel Hohstadt.
"No Moth Will Ever Eat It" fLar-
vexl - Clifford Kaufman.
"Look Sharp, Feel Sharp, Be Sharp"
iShirtsl - James Anderson.
"Stays Brighter Longer" fMazcl
Bulbsl - Robert Smith.
"A Perfect Match" CPowder Basel
- Matilda Rassi.
"Now For You" lLipstickl - Alvin
"We do not laugh at teacher's jokes
for points We see,
We merely laugh because it's good
Fritz Rapp - "Would you accept a
Reva Madacey - "Oh, I would have
to ask father. This is so sudden!"
Green Stenographer - "You told
me to file these letters, sir."
"Well, sir, I was just thinking that
it would be easier to trim them with a
Bob Schieber - "When I was a kid,
I was told if I made ugly faces my
face would stay that way."
Phyllis Hauter - "Well, you can't
say you were not warned."
Hint to Freshmen: In cse of fire,
stand still. Green things won't burn.
SENIOR CLASS HISTORY
Continued from Page 85
William Sanders has served us as
president this year. Warren Renner
is vice president, and Doris Dausmann
is secretary-treasurer. Mr. Zwanzig
and Miss Smith are our advisors.
The senior play, "Everybody's
Crazy," was given in the fall, with
William Sanders, Jack Stumpf, Rob-
ert Carius, Mary Rose Sorenson, Ruth
Huette, Virginia Getz, Helen Jean
Smith, Dolores Beyer, Wayne Strunk,
Eileen Stetzler, and Warren Renner
as members of the cast. Marland
Richard who was hurt in a football
game the day before the play was
unable to take his part, but Lloyd
Rediger substituted for him, giving
an excellent performance upon very
short notice. Miss Brown directed
the play, which was full of amusing
situations, well-enacted by the cast.
The seniors' social hour this year
took the form of a hayrack ride and
a dance. Everyone had fun-except
perhaps Bill and Elmer and Bob, who
spent the entire evening repairing
a blow out and returning the hayrack
to its owner.
The juniors this year entertained
us with a banquet and a prom. With
memories of our experience in that
line still quite fresh in our minds, we
are able to appreciate fully their ac-
complishment and all the effort that
went into making it such a beauti-
ful and joyous occasion. It has been
the crowning social event of the year.
Our representatives in sports this
year were: Bill Sanders, Wayne
Strunk, Gerry Mueller, Marland Rich-
ard, Elmer Crager, Don and Howard
Rapp, Jack Stumpf, Albert Hohstadt,
Howard Goodyear, and Bob Carius.
Seniors have entered into all phases
of school activities, holding some of-
fices, and helping to carry on the work
of all the organizations. Robert Car-
ius has been president of the Student
Council, William Sanders, vice presi-
ent, also president of Human Rela-
tions Club, Warren Renner, vice
president, Eleanor Reinken has been
president of F. H. A., Lillian Woerner
was president of G. A. A., vice presi-
dent of the Library Club, Jean Lit-
willer was recording secretary of
G. A. A., Albert Hohstadt has been
president of band, and fourteen sen-
iors, members of that organization,
seniors held other offices in M-Club,
choruses, athletic association and
While much of what we have learn-
ed in these four yars has been for im-
mediate use, and has already been put
into practice, a certain amount of it
has also been a preparation for a fu-
ture work. Many are planning to
add to that preparation by going to
college, taking business courses, en-
tering nurse's training, and various
other specialized kinds of training.
Plans for this have been carefully
thought out and discussed with our
parents and teachers. Our activities
program has helped us to develop
qualities of initiative, co-operation,
and leadership and has broadened our
interests. But we have also given
serious attention to our class room
work, not much of which appears in
a record of this kind.
We have worked together and play-
ed together, shared our joys and sor-
rows, won success and suffered defeat.
The history of our four years is writ-
ten. Henceforth, we will stand as in-
dividuals, or we will become associat-
ed with some other group. May the
ideals, the character and the know-
ledge gained in our association here
guide us as we help to write the his-
tory of the future!
If Little Red Riding Hood lived today,
The modern girl woul scorn her.
She only had to meet one wolf,
Not one on every corner.
Mr. Hatcher: f'And what will you be
when you grow up?"
Kenny Burgener: "A man!"
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Saphoawae Son? 71ll'Ze4
James Anderson-"School Daze."
Henry Binkele-"Buster's L a s t
Howard Binkele-"Small Fry."
Merlin Birkey4"Farmer in the
1 Donna Burger-"Sweet and Love-
Betty Cottingham-"Dancing in the
Loretta Crumrine-"Good, Good,
Peggy Davis-"Peggy, the Pin Up."
Joyce Eigsti-"Slender, Tender and
Evelyn Eisele-"Sophisticated La-
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Lester Freidinger - "St, Louis
Alice Gerber-"Alice Blue Gown."
Dan Grimm-"Dannie Boy."
Dolores Hager-"I, Yi, Yi, Dolores."
Elizabeth Jacob-"Dark Eyes."
Don Kaufman-"Here Till the End
Margaret Kipfer-"Turkey in the
Myrna Kohtz-"Back Home Again
Priscilla Kring-"Bell Bottom Trou-
Ann Langenwalter-"Pistol Packing
Ted Meyers-"I Can't Believe My
Roger Miller-"Private R o g e r
Mary Ann Moore-"'How M a n y
Hearts have you Broken."
Dean Price-"Genius at Work."
d Mathilda Rassi-"Waltzing Mathil-
Norman Rediger - "C h o c ol a t e
Ray Richardson - "Ain't Misbe-
Edwin Sayers-"The Sheik."
S Don Schieber-"Ain't Necessarily
Verla Staker-"Did you ever get
That Feeling in the Moonlight."
Frank Stephens-"Saturday Night
is the Loneliest Night."
Phyllis Stoller-"Gone with the
Jack Stout - "That's What I Like
About the South."
Priscilla Ueberrhein-"Hubba, Hub-
ba, Hello Jack."
Mary Vierhout-"I'll be Waiting for
Ray Zimmerman-"Our Hero."
Marilyn Zobrist - "Little Bit of
,an fzzullfwzaz saw,
By the Freshman Class
Once upon a time an American girl
GETZ a VALENTNE from a ZIMMER-
MAN doing peace time duty in a for-
eign POST in a MOATS-covered coun-
try near the REIN river.
This made her very happy, so that
night she went to see the play, "Wil-
son," Members of the orchestra which
played included famous musicians
such as WUTHRICH, UHLMAN, BUS-
WINK, and SCHOENBEIN. The mus-
ic was written by the well-known com-
poser, HOFFMAN. She hadn't known
whether to go to the play, or to the
local theatre, where a double feature
was playing, "Grapes of ROTH" and
"Son of RASSI," with her favorite act-
or, the handsome RICHARD STRUNK.
She decided on the play.
After the play, she stopped at a
restaurant and ordered a BURGER
with onions from the KOCH, whose
name was FREIDINGER. While she
was waiting for her order, a man at
the next table began to choke on a
fish bone, so she said to him, "KAUF-
MAN, it will be sure to help." Anoth-
er customer, complaining that there
was no meat in his bowl of chili, was
advised to STRMAC. While eating,
she heard a RAPP on the window, and
looking out, she saw two men fight-
ing under a totem BAUM. One was
shouting, "You STOLLER from me."
A WILKENSON passing by yelled,
"HUETTE." This GRIMM scene made
her very sad, so she hurried home and
unlocked her door with her ROCKE.
The following morning, during a
walk through the EISELE Park, she
passed a mother and two children.
One child cried, "CARIUS, Mother, we
are so tired." Several older children
were in a boat, and one large bully
said to a small boy, HROECKER,
ROECKERJ' In the distance, she
heard a group of Girl Scouts, who
were singing, "JACOB'S LADDER"
and tunes of Kris KRING le.
Miss Getz's next experience was an
exciting scene at the race track, where
people such as ABERLE, TENNELL,
FRINTZ, BURGENER, BRUELL and
the dare-devil performer, REDIGER
were riding. Many others wished to
enter the race, but the manager said,
"You must be RICH, You know, more
"DOUGHTY!" These walked away
disgusted saying, "Oh SHAW!" One
rider couldn't mount, so she said,
"BAUMAN" to her horse, then all was
ready. One child, who lisped when he
talked, asked about the race. "HAU-
TER, HAUTERJ' He handed the
official the gun, saying, "GUNTHER."
After the race the boys were told to
CURRY their horses. One horse was
still quite excited, but soon calmed
down when her rider gently stroked
her and said, "HO-DEL, HO-DEL!"
She then went to a little HOH-
STADT and stopped at a dry goods
store for three SHERTZ, where a
salesman, Mr. SCHIEBER, said, with a
German accent, that all she could
have was USWIBOLD of material."
Our heroine replied, HOYER, kiddin'!"
Now that the war is over, I hope
the girl's boy friend GETZ home soon.
"Before I was born my father hit
my mother over the head with a
phonograph record-but I'm all right
-I'm all right-I'm all right-I'm all
Bill D.-"I'm going to be a surgeon."
Louie M.--"Not for me. Too much
A hug is a round about way of ex-
"Were ou sur rised when ou got
.y . , y
"I'll say. My acceptance speech
nearly fell out of my hand."
"And this is the end of my tale,"
said the cat as he backed into the
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Above: Fifth hour chorus practice. Senior English, third hour. Middle: Study Hall, first hour
Oral report in. Caught in the dark. Below: Trig class can solve it with logarithms. Band prac
tice, fifth hour. Librarians Lillian W. and Ruth H.
SHU.TTER BUGS, Below. top row: M. Richard, W. Renner, J. Stumpfg bottom row: V. Schrock, V.
Birkey, R. Carius, D. Darst, D. Bartelmay.
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Davis, Peggy Amaryllis, 24, 35
Ackerman, Lanora Jean, 15, 35,
36, 40, 45.
Arnett, Margaret Jane, 15, 20,
35, 36, 40, 43, 45.
Belsley, Ruth Ann, 16, 20, 35,
41, 43, 45.
Beyer, Dolores Ann, 16, 20, 22,
33, 35, 37, 44, 45.
Brandt, Ann Lou, 16, 20, 35, 41,
Bringard, Julie, 16.
Carius, Robert W., 16, 20, 22, 33,
35, 39, 41, 42, 46, 56, 57, 59.
Crager, Elmer Van Buren, 16, 22,
35, 46, 51, 53, 56, 57, 62.
Dallinger, William P., 16,, 35, 62.
Dausmann, Doris, 15, 20, 22, 35,
41, 43, 45.
Evans, Leslie Allan, 16, 20, 22,
Getz, Virginia Mae, 17, 20,, 22,
35, 39, 40, 41, 43, 45.
Goodyear, Howard A., 17, 20, 35,
56, 57, 62.
Guth, Ruth Arlene, 17, 20, 35,
36, 41, 43, 45.
Hohstadt, Albert H., 17, 35, 40,
41, 42, 51, 53, 62.
Huette, Ruth Eileen, 17, 20, 22,
35, 36, 37, 41, 43, 45.
Jacob, Rosemary, 17, 20, 35, 36,
40, 41, 43, 45.
Kaufman, Doris Laverne, 17, 20,
35, 36, 45.
Litwiller, Norma Jean, 17, 20
35, 40, 41, 43, 45.
Mueller, Gerald C., 18, 20, 35, 41
42, 46, 56, 57, 62.
Rapp, Don, 18, 35, 46, 51, 53, 56
57, 59, 62.
Rapp, Howard Charles, 18,
35, 39, 40, 41, 42, 48, 51,
Rediger, Glenn Lloyd, 18, 40,
42, 51, 53, 62.
R-einken, Eleanor Marie, 18,
35, 36, 41, 43, 45.
Renner, Warren James, 15,
22, 35, 41, 42, 46, 51, 53.
Richard, Marland aHomer, 18,
22, 35, 41, 42, 46, 48, 51,
56, 57, 59.
Roth, Frances Eileen, 18, 20,
40, 41, 43, 45.
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Sanders, William Wayne, 15, 20,
22, 33, 35, 40, 46, 51, 53, 56, 57.
Schick, Wilma Jean, 18, 20, 35,
36, 41, 43, 45.
Smith, Helen Jean, 19, 20, 22,
35, 36, 41, 43.
Sorensen, Mary Rose, 19, 20, 22,
35, 36, 37, 41, 43, 45.
Stetzler, Eileen Rose, 19, 20, 22,
35, 41, 43, 45.
Straesser, Eva Marie, 19, 20, 35,
36, 41, 43, 45.
Strunk, Wayne Lamar, 19, 22,
33, 35, 40, 46, 47, 51, 53, 56.
Stumpf, Jack Vincent, 19, 20, 22,
33, 35, 39, 40, 41, 42, 51, 53, 62.
Uhlman, Elsie Mae, 19, 20, 35,
36, 37, 40, 41, 43, 45.
Woerner, Lillian Ruth, 19, 20,
33, 35, 37, 45.
Ackerman, Sally Ann, 24, 35, 36,
41, 43, 45.
Anderson, James Dale, 25, 62.
Bartelmay, Della Louise, 24, 33,
34, 35, 36, 38, 39,40,43,45,48.
Bauman, Mabel Lucille, 24, 35,
36, 41, 43, 45.
Bentley, Roy Robert, 24, 35, 62
Bielema, Doris Elaine, 24, 35, 36
40, 41, 43, 45.
Birkey, Vilas June, 25, 34, 35
36, 38, 40, 45.
Burger, Jo Ann, 24, 35, 36, 40, 45
Darst, Darlene Ann, 24, 35, 36
38, 40, 43, 45.
Dausmann, William John, 24
25, 35, 38.
Diggs, Billy Irl, 24, 35, 40.
Ray Kenneth, 25, 34, 35
Fort, Roy Wayne, 25, 35, 40, 55
Getz, Eleanor Carol, 25, 34, 35
36, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45.
Grimm, B-etty June, 25, 34, 35
36, 37, 45.
Grimm, Henry Duane, 24, 34, 35
38, 41, 42, 55.
Hager, Wanda Marie, 24, 35
36, 40, 45.
Hafuter, Miles Calvin, 24, 34
Hohstadt, Manuel, 25, 35, 40.
Holmes, Marian Joanne, 24, 34,
35, 36, 41, 43, 45.
Homer, John Allan, 24, 35.
Huber, Eileen Ida, 24, 35.
Huette, Eugene Roy, 24, 35, 55,
Hunziker, Sadie Ann, 25, 35,
Kaufman, Clifford Wayne, 25,
Kaufman, Donald Edward, 25,
Keidel, Imogene Mae, 25, 35, 45.
Lang, Neil Leonard, 25, 35.
Madacey, Reva Irene, 25, 35,
36, 38, 41, 43, 44, 45.
Pfeifer, Helen Ruth, 24, 35, 39,
Rapp, Frederick Matthew, 25,
33, 34, 35, 38, 40, 41, 42, 46,
51, 53, 56, 57, 59, 62,
Reilly, Donald Leonard, 24, 34,
Rein, Kenneth Charles, 24, 34.
35, 40, 51, 62.
Reinken, Robert Frederick, 24,
Rocke, Shirley Ann, 24, 34, 35
36, 41, 43, 44, 45.
Roecker, Glenn Edward, 24, 34
35, 37, 38, 41, 42.
Roth, Herbert Daniel, 25, 35, 40
51, 53, 55, 56, 62.
Schieber, Robert Ray, 25, 34
35, 51, 55, 62.
Schrock, Velma Jean, 25, 35
36, 38, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45.
Schwarzentraub, Alvin Lee, 25
Seibold, Gordon, 25, 34, 35, 62.
Smith, Robert Harley, 25, 35
41, 42, 62.
Stimeling, George C., 24, 34, 35
40, 46, 51, 53, 62.
Strunk, Marie Ellen, 25, 33, 34
35, 36, 40, 45,
Thompson, Virginia, 25, 35, 45.
Wilson, Jean, 25, 35, 41, 43, 45.
Witzig, Gene Richard, 24, 34
35, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 62.
Yentes, Doretta Jean, 24, 34, 35
36, 41, 43, 45.
Yordy, Harold Chris, 25, 35, 51
Zimmerman, Wilma Jean, 25,33
34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 41, 43.
Binkele, Howard Dean, 26, 27
Birkey, Merlin Rae, 27,33,40,62
Burger, Donna Lee, 26,36,43,45
Cottinghlam, Betty Jean, 26, 36
40, 41, 43, 45.
Crumrine, Loretta Mae, 26, 36
Eigsti, Joyce Delaine, 26,36,43.
Eisele, Evelyn Mae, 26, 36, 37
40, 43, 45.
Fehr, Shirley Winifred, 26, 36
Freidinger, Lester Georg-e, 27
Gerber, Alice Mae, 26, 36, 41
Grimm, Daniel Rae, 27, 40, 62.
Hager, Dolores Irene, 26, -36
Hauter, Robert Domnick, 26
40, 41, 42, 46, 51, 55, 59.
Jacob, Elizabeth Mae, 27, 36
Keister, Barbara Jean, 26, 36
Kipfer, Marg-aret Ann, 26, 36
40, 43, 45.
Kolhtz, Myrna Lee, 27, 36, 43, 45
Kring, Priscilla Joyce, 26, 36
40, 43, 45.
Langenwalter, Ann Christine
26, 36, 45.
Meyer, Ted Louis, 27, 37, 46
51, 53, 59.
Miller, Roger Dean, 27.
Moore, Mary Ann, 26, 36, 43, 45
Rediger, Norman Keith, 26, 40.
Richardson, Ray Harvey, 27, 62
Sayers, Edwin Dale, 27, 62.
Schieber, Donald Gene, 27, 55.
Staker, Verla Loraine, 27, 36
Stecker, Betty Ann, 26.
Stephens, Franklin, 27.
Stoller, Phyllis Marie, 27, 36
40, 43, 45.
Sweeter, Robert Carl, 40, 62.
Ueberrhein, Priscilla June, 26
33, 36, 40, 45.
Vierhout, Mary, 27.
Zimmerman, Raymond Earl, 27,
I N D E X
51, 53, 55, 62.
Zobrist, Marilyn Jean, 27, 36
40, 43, 45.
Aberle, Melvin Henry, 28, 40, 55
Baum, Melvin Robert, 28, 41
Bauman, Bernice Rose, 28, 36
Bruen, Gilbert Edwin, 29, 41, 42
Burgener, Kenneth Howard, 29,
41, 42, 62.
Burger, James Eldon, 28,
Buswink, Rose Marie, 28, 36, 43
Carius, Marjorie Ellen, 28, 40
Curry, Phyllis Margaret, 28, 36
Doughty, Don Allen, 29, 40.
Eisele, Bernice Helen, 29, 36
Flreidinger, Gloria Rose, 28, 40
Frintz, Mary Louise, 28, 39, 40
Getz, Kennetlh Daniel, 28, 33
40, 41, 42, 62.
Getz, Ruth Ann, 28, 40, 43, 45.
Grimm, Joyce Anne, 28,36,40,45
Gunther, Daniel William, 29,62
Hauter, Joyce Lee, 28, 39, 40
Hauter, Phyllis Marie, 28, 29
40, 43, 45,
Hodel, James Lee, 29, 51.
Hoffman, Donald Lewis, 28.
Hohstadt, Hannah, 28, 36, 43, 45
Huette, Gilbert Dean, 29.
Jacob, Jean Anne, 29,36,40,43,45
Kaufman, Elsie Mae, 29,36,43.
Koch, James Allen, 29, 40, 62.
Kring, Nancy Kathryn, 29, 36
Moats, Lewis Helton, 28.
Oyer, Darlene Mae, 29,40,43,45
Post, Allien Maxine, 29,36,43,45
Rapp, Rosemary, 29,36,39,43,45
Rassi, Robert Marks, 29, 51, 55
Rediger, Norma Carolyn, 29, 36
Rein, Carol Jean, 28,36,40,43,45
Rich, Laurel Mary, 29, 40, 43.
Richard, Ronald Keith, 28, 41,
42, 51, 53, 55, 56, 62.
Rocke, Wayne Edward, 28, 42.
Roecker, Edward William, 28,
Roecker, Robert Dean, 29, 62.
Roth, Alta Mae, 29, 36, 43, 45.
Roth, Donald Floyd, 29, 40.
Schertz, Arlene Beryl, 28, 36,
Schieber, Alyn Lee, 29, 62.
Schoenbein, Irvin Carl, 29, 40.
Shaw, Paul Dale, 29, 40.
Stoller, Sherrill Ann, 29,36,43,45.
Strmac, Naomi Ruth, 28, 43, 45.
Strunk, Marjorie Mae, 28, 40,
Swibold, Richard Edward, 28,
40, 41, 42, 55,
Tennell, Robert George, 29,62,63.
Uhlman, Carl John, 29, 62.
Valentine, Edward James, 28.
Wilkinson, Floyd George, 29.
Wilson, Lavell Joan, 28, 45.
Wuthrich, Louise Ann, 28, 36,
Zimmerman, Donald Ray, 29.
Mr, Black, 13, 24, 25, 34, 35, 40,
Miss Brown, 13, 22, 26, 27, 37,
Mr, Gould, 13, 46, 48, 51, 53, 54,
Mr. Hatcher, 11, 12, 33, 47, 48.
Miss Jewell, 13, 24, 34.
Miss Jones, 13, 28, 41, 42, 43.
Miss Knussman, 12, 45, 48, 60.
Miss Melvin, 13, 28, 29.
Miss Neeley, 12, 26, 35, 36.
Miss Smith, 13, 20.
Mr. Zwanzig, 13, 20, 48, 51, 53,
Board of Education
Mr. Robison, Mr. Getz, Mr. Rapp,
Mr. Bhillips, Mr. Ackerman, 11.
Mr. Sam Huette, Janitor, 63.
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