Morton Junior College - Pioneer Yearbook (Cicero, IL)

 - Class of 1944

Page 1 of 52


Morton Junior College - Pioneer Yearbook (Cicero, IL) online yearbook collection, 1944 Edition, Cover

Page 6, 1944 Edition, Morton Junior College - Pioneer Yearbook (Cicero, IL) online yearbook collectionPage 7, 1944 Edition, Morton Junior College - Pioneer Yearbook (Cicero, IL) online yearbook collection
Pages 6 - 7

Page 10, 1944 Edition, Morton Junior College - Pioneer Yearbook (Cicero, IL) online yearbook collectionPage 11, 1944 Edition, Morton Junior College - Pioneer Yearbook (Cicero, IL) online yearbook collection
Pages 10 - 11

Page 14, 1944 Edition, Morton Junior College - Pioneer Yearbook (Cicero, IL) online yearbook collectionPage 15, 1944 Edition, Morton Junior College - Pioneer Yearbook (Cicero, IL) online yearbook collection
Pages 14 - 15

Page 8, 1944 Edition, Morton Junior College - Pioneer Yearbook (Cicero, IL) online yearbook collectionPage 9, 1944 Edition, Morton Junior College - Pioneer Yearbook (Cicero, IL) online yearbook collection
Pages 8 - 9
Page 12, 1944 Edition, Morton Junior College - Pioneer Yearbook (Cicero, IL) online yearbook collectionPage 13, 1944 Edition, Morton Junior College - Pioneer Yearbook (Cicero, IL) online yearbook collection
Pages 12 - 13
Page 16, 1944 Edition, Morton Junior College - Pioneer Yearbook (Cicero, IL) online yearbook collectionPage 17, 1944 Edition, Morton Junior College - Pioneer Yearbook (Cicero, IL) online yearbook collection
Pages 16 - 17

Text from Pages 1 - 52 of the 1944 volume:

MORTCN JR. COLLEGE PRESENTS W f Xi xv' ff: iicrg fl-rg ti ,gy lilly, ui Q an ,pq , fa V' ti 'fill uv' H ,xx , nn "LY" li," xgi ,ffl kk gg' I ! In A 1944 PIONEER ois .70 This is your 1944 Pioneer. Within its pages you will find the Familiar faces of old Friends and the cherished memories of good times, but you will Find no glamour. Priorities, rationing, and the dralt have made that impossible. This boolc has been brought Forth instead, with only one basic aim in mind: to lceep alive one of NUCS long- cherished traditions. ,PLE , . it 3155? ,A 2522 A T ' 1:51 3, gli, --T55 t ,1 if t - in n"'. Q2 swf MUHTUNJR' 1944-a year oi war, a year ol clioasf a year of faitll and llopel A year in wliicli tile friendships and activities of Morton junior College were closely l4nit togetller vvitlw a lceen sense of goodwill and determin- ation, tlwe same stauncli sell-determination tllat is so typical of tlie American youtll-tlnle Spirit ol '4-4. PIONEER STAFF Dolores Capoun ...,... Editor-in-Chief Leo Stack Production Manager Vic Schuster . Business Manager Roy Qgle . . Cartoonist Harold Fatlw , Photographer Mr. l-l. l-i. Finley . . Adviser STAFF WRITERS Corinne Campbell Paul Sisco pat Gaynor CU!'fSfC1HOl'd Mary Haoao Dolores Stankeviclw Don Nilio Catlwerine Swanson Dick Pletclwer June Vesely SERVlCEMEN'S PAGE The NUC campus was a little empty this year, those old familiar laces weren't there. The boys who sat next to you in class or played outfield on the team last year, the boys who played so hard yesterday to uphold the honor of MJC, are Fighting today For a greater cause. Their loclcers stand empty novv, their places in the class-rooms and libraries have been va- cated. They have left the campus ol Morton for the battle-Fields of the vvorld. Yet they have not become completely severed from our little collegei for just as MJC has a place in their hearts, they have a warm place in hers. They have helped to build her glory and in turn she has guided them. She has sent them Forth-the men ol NUC, the leaders of today. itaarrp E. butch 187121944 "lf You Seek His .Monument Look About You" HARRY VICTOR CHURCH, pioneer educator of the Morton com,- IIHLIIIZQV, was the founder and first president of Morton. Junior College. His monument is an erlucational institution, u peoples' college, unique in the foct that it was the first two-yeur college in the world ogering free tuition and free tcmtbooks. Since its incep- tion in 1924 the college has graduated more than two thousand students. nmny of whom have beneflefl from the influence of the sohool,s founder, "'l'l1e Creut SCll00lIfll1SfGl',,. 5 is FACULTY ADMINISTRATION CLASSES Realizing the effect on the morale of the students and the stress of technical instruction during war-time, the Administration and IacuIty have striven well to prepare us as students for our positions in the post-war worId as well as for jobs that will bring victory to our nation and our allies sooner. They have met their schedule and are aptIy responsible for the Fine showing that IVINICS students have made in the service and otherwise. Many of our men and women have left us at the call of their country. They still belong to us, so our numbers are not small, neither are our courage and determina- tion, Qur actual enrollment is twice what it was in the First year of Morton Junior College, and we are twice as good. Those of us who remain in the college must accept the challenge to "Carry her standard high" and keep it waving lor the many thousands who are to come. W. P. MAC LEAN President Board of Education: George Petrux pres. R. W. l-lollman Jos. F. Mrizelc A. M. ,lanecelc Edward W. Chodl K. A. R. MOCRE ' Assistant Supt. W. C. STONE Business Manager ADMINISTRATION Morton Junior College is Finishing its twentieth year full ol courage, hope and determination lor the Future. Bled of her students, impoverished by lack ol funds to carry on her many extra-curric- ulum activities, she takes the lead among the remaining six public junior colleges ol Illinois outside Chicago. Such is the Spirit of 1944 when nearly a thousand sons of NUC are Fighting freedoms enemy on foreign soil, in the air, and on the seas. WALTER S. POPE Dean ol Men All who attend college in the midst of war have a privilege and a responsibility that go hand in hand. Let no one lear that members ol the Class ol T944 at Morton are unaware ol this, have misread their destiny. I-lours ol serious thought and planning, months ol study have prepared them to play their part with patriotic devotion, with intelligence, with fortitude. They move on now to take up new stations in the great forward march of America. J. GRACE WALKER Dean of Women Alter sixteen years at NUC I have gained considerable knowledge ol student life on our campus. But the past few months in the college ollice have opened new viewpoints and made me all the more appreciative ol the eFIorts ol our instructors and students. I am grateful lor the new experience and hope that all goes well in the future. R. M. I-IALE Acting Dean 9 Almer, A. T. Batson, L. I-l. Bell, C. Callahan, C. Crum, F. B. Deal, il. V. Denton, D. Falls, M. L. Fariss, C. D. Finlayson, D. Finley, l-l. I-l. French, F. FACULTY Gaarder, G. l-labermon, C. l-l. I-lale, R. M. Hansen, I-l. F. l-lutchison, L. G. Lagerlol, G. Martin, W. F. Morgan, F. C. Nauman, R. l-l. Pope, F. Reid, M. A. Royse, B. Russell, V. E Sahlin, l'l. T. Shelley, P. C Stevenson, C Thomas, lf. I-I Todd, I-l. G. Tuclcer, A. N Tuclqer, G. L Llehren, E. Wall4er, G White, l-l. Ziebell,N.A Librarians: Brown, V. Feres, V. Russell, V. E. Wilson, A. C. Absent on Leave: Dean W. S. Pope Ames, M. M. Burnette, P. Fencl, G. S. Catherine Bowes, Secy. MISS MABEL ELLIS l-lers was the tender hand that sowed and encouraged the seeds of Nature. l-lers was the smile and the voice that taught the wisdom and understanding of the little things in life that enrichen it. And in a world dimmed by the chaos and destitute of war, hers was the service that brought hope and light and faith. MJC and the world have lost a botanist, Nature has claimed its own. 'IO l Miss Ellis . . . lnteresting? . . . Buenos Tardes . . . Dean of the travelogues K: . They study, TOC!! . . . Girl of the golden ,voice . . . lt goes right there . . . Ch, Rel , how could you? . . . My goodness . . . Thats the situation as I see it . . . Comfortable, Cally? 11 'N EUNICE KANAK Soplw Pres, Council Pres, Pres. Aide EVE KOSEK Women's Club Secy, Circulation Mgr Collegian, Players' Cuuild Secy. VIC SCHUSTER Bus. Mgr. Pioneer and Collegian, Council Pres. MARY HAPAC Soplw Class Prexy, Se-cy. Womenls Club Bus. Mgr. Collegian LOIS JEAN WITTER Women's Club Pres, pres. Aide, Collegian Copy Ed. LM l v , MATTIE CHOICE Sopln Vice-Pres, Pres. WAA, News Ed. Collegian LOIS JACOBSON Soplw Secy and Treas, War Council DON NILIO Ed. Collegian, Assembly Co-Clwm., Bus. Mgr. Fine Arts Club DOLORES CAPOUN Womens Club Pres, Pres. Players' Guild, Pioneer Ed-in-Clwief DOT FERGRIEVE Asst. Ed. Emblem, Party Line, Prom Decorations ,J 1 '. Y i som-ioMoRE CLASS 1944-a war-torn year marl4s the twentieth anniversary of Morton junior College. It also marks the graduation of the First class to enter the portals ol our college since the outbreak of World War II. Life on the campus was indeed different these past two years. Nevertheless, many Fine friend- ships have been made and just as many pleasant memories have been tucked away. Qtficers Second Semester: Marjorie Shay, Secretary Mary l'lapac, Vice-Pres. Lois Jacobson, Treasurer Cffurt Statlord, President, not picturedj Officers First Semester: Pat Favrow, Treasurer Lois jacobson, Secretary Eunice Kanalc, President Mattie Choice, Vice-Pres 14 lzi H sl , Ei P so X0 ,Q , i . 'li "Il E s o srtr sl - n ' 'IS A Butlo, ,loan Cervenlta, Elaine Choice, Mattie Coligon, Martha Crosby, Dorothy Crowle, Robert David, Francis Fayrovv, Patricia Fergrieve, Dorothy Froula, Marcella Goetschel, George l-laclraba, Virginia l-lapac, Mary l-lorn, Dolores l-lynelc, Loretta Jacobson, l.ois Janiec, Charlotte Kanalt, Eunice Keplta, Adrienne Kosel4, Evelyne Krbec, Loraine Levy, Eleonore Miclca, Eleanor Nilio, Don Nolan, Margaret Scharfenberg, Lorraine Schosansld, Margaret Schuster, Victor Thermos, Ann Vesely, June Witter, Lois ,lean Yermasel4, Shirley Zaclc, Charles Carr, Betty Smith, Shirley Capoun, Dolores Qlconnor, Robert FEBRUARY SOPHOMORES Vilimovslcy, Dolores Vytisl4a, Lorraine Popellca, Martin Shay, Marjorie Cernohouz, Grace Campbell, Corinne Statiord, Curt Rybar, Arthur CAMERA SHY FRESHMEN Alessio, Oreste Babbitt, Gerald Besbeltos, Andrew Brown, Ross Davis, Calvin Kozak, Eddy Lithas, Kathryn Lulces, john Matson, Muriel pitner, Henry Rollaway, Clare Post, Irene Reiman, Esther Salay, Elsie '17 Stejslcal, June Trclca, Richard Vrba, Charles SOPHOMORES Bain, Marion Berman, Ruth Eicholz, Shirley l-ladraba, Virginia Klouzar, Gloria Longo, Florence Ralcosnilc, Violette Roche, Marilyn Vaculik, Edna van Beelrum, l-lendrilca FRESHMAN CLASS A small confident group of men and vvomen entered the halls of Morton junior College in the fall prepared to meet the obstacles which might arise during their stay here. Throughout the entire year the freshman class has proven its worth by participating in activities as members of the various clubs, publications, and athletic squads, This year's freshmen class has proven, indeed, that it's not the quantity but the quality that counts. Officers First Semester: Leonard Baker, Vice-pres. Marjorie Shay, Treasurer Curt Stattord, President Myrt Roesner, Secretary V Knot picturedb OHiCefS Second Sel"l"lGStef Catherine Swanson, Secy. Ben l-lomola, president Valerie Kopeclcy, .Treasurer Franlc Karaba, Vice-Pres. 18 'TH' G' ' ,, -- iw!" I Top Row: Kenny, Bodlok, Truvnicelc, Tyle, Ogle, Adler, Kluth, Mauro, Simcner, Pletcher, l'linz. Bottom Row: Homolo, Munson, Kowczynslci, Poslc, Koran, l-llovoc, Arnheir-1, Sisco. Top Sow: fvtoudry, Kcrobo, Sislca, Dvorolc, Malek, Cengr, Koscltlcc, Rousch, Widiger, Royer, Brown, Bruggen, ovnic cn. Bottom Row: Jelinelc, Berlcos, Tcmbour, Magnusson, Porter, Stonlcevich, Faust, Potyk. Q ,X 19 ' Top Row: Lukas, Holub, Hatton, Chojnovvslci, Lievvald, Fimiano, Jerawski. Bottom Row: Zielin, Palka, Alvarez, Swanson, Kass, Smith, Klasek, Fath. Top Row: Stephenson, Kaske, Ratay, Strnad, Kukta, Baker, Pak, Vytiska, G. Cervenka. Bottom Row: Vilimovslcy, Oberien, Darovec, Slehofer, Gaynor, V. Kopecky, Straka, Matias A Q0 Top Row: Stack, Hubbard, Schobaclc, Anderson, Schoap, Brousil, Bottom Row: Duczman, Carter, Stostny, Bell, Reid, Tunnis. Top Row: Tanning, Marek, Vitek, Kloster, Bossenga, Covert, Bruzan, Fay, Letzter. Bottom Row: Kochka, Moss, Reimer, Pauley, l-lelmiclc, L. Kopecky, Krenek, Dorolek 21 W, 'ffaffi ' ' sr!" ,..1, ,ln L , 4,- CLUBS ACTIVITIES Although the enrollment at NUC was very lovv this year, clubs and activities were still maintained at the traditional standard. With the First semester came the Iall prom, the Mother- Daughter banquet, Big Sister tea, I-Iallovve'en party, and the Christmas party. The second semester brought elections for the cabinets, council, campus leaders, and lVl,lC's typical guy and gal. There were sev- eral parties including the St. Pats party, and the kiddy party. The year ended with the college open-house, Class Night, and grad- uation. Q3 FALL PROM We all waited a long time For this night, and it was worth it. The men in their tuxedos . . . the women draped in all their Fineries . . . beautiful corsages . . . perfumery . . . swaying music . . . soft lights. Remember how the decoration committee felt so proud when we con- gratulated theml Quite o few service men and alumni. Then there were the small chats during intermission . . . and the Grand March . . . and the school song . . . more dancing to the slow music . . . ah, what memories . . , won- derful memories, 24 Merriment was dominant on the campus on many a Friday night . . . where the socials were held this year. Freshman orientation came about at the Frosh-mixer . . . something dirierent in en- tertainment originated at this First social. The merry-goers congregated in the Womens Club- room where student talent performed. ln Qctober there was ci combination l-lal- lovve'en and 3aclcvvard dance. Cornstallcs and pumpkins decorated the 'cat ',.. a vast arra 11 of costumes . . . Cider and donuts were on the menU. - At Christmas the dance was held in the lcal' too. The highlight of this atlair was the game in which Dean Pope participated. The St. Pats Fling proved to be one of the best socials. Garbed in green all ol the G'Connor's, Murphy's, Nolan's, and alias O' Koselcs gathered around the piano to let out with some lrish hymns and jigs. Baby Dumplings, little l3auly's and the Patsy girls brought their yo-yo's and Raggedy Anns to the annual KIDS' Party on the campus in April. SOCIALS THE VICTORY SONG l-lere we are with hearts of courage, singing Morton's lame, When we cheer her on the Field, she wins in every game. Backing Morton's honor we will crush the enemy. Lead us, Morton, on to battle and to victory. CHORUS Fight on, lor Morton loyal and true, Carry her standard high, Proud of her colors orange and blue, l-larlcen to our battle cry-Rah! Rah! Rahl Dear Alma Mater we sing of thy praise True sons and daughters we. Lead us, We pray thee through all our days, Morton, hail to thee. 3 Y' i There vvasn't much money to sprinlde around this year, therefore, we couldn't hire outside entertainmentlor assemblies. Did that stop us? N0l Pat Gaynor and Don Nilio were quick on the draw and Leonard Fay joined in-so did Vivien Bell and Edna Vaculilc Our as- semblies were full of music and laughs. That's what we wanted-thats what we got. SPECIAL EVENTS Qctober brought the annual Mother-Daughter banquet with its main attraction, namely food, in the student cafeteria, and entertainment later in the Little Theatre. One of the highlights of the evening was the serenade by the men who so graciously consented to serve as Waiters. Everyone was very much surprised to Find out that some ol them can really sing too. Turn about is usually fair play, and the women would have gladly served at the Father-Son banquet if there had been one. l"lovvever, since many of the men are now in service and I many fathers of the remaining men vvorlc nights, it was impossible in that respect to hold a banquet with so Few men. Due to the shorter class hours this year, the number of assemblies had to be cut down because of their interference with a few classes. l-lowever, as large a number of assemblies as possible did talce place. Everyone remembers the '4Welcome to the Freshmen" assembly where we did our best to malce them feel at home . . . and then the introduction of the newly elected otticers after the elections were over and done with . . . the Giovanni Sperandeo entertainment sure was a 'fast' one . . . while Miss VVallcer's excellent "movies and poetry" hit the spot for relaxation Shortly after the second semester began came the Vivace Clubs musical assembly which was so good that the students didn't want to leave . . . and this led to an Assembly Committee headed by co-chairmen Capoun and Nilio who brought about the lcind of assemblies the students wanted-music, dancing, singing, and plenty of laughs, A ASSEMBLIES There were a lot of outside activities this year. The hay-ride party, with a barn dance included-boyl was that lunl . . . and re- member that swimming party on a Sunday after- noon. Qccasionally a small group went horse- back riding. And then there were the many parties where everybody was welcome to come i and how they camel The bowl- ing tournament, Women vs. Men, was a riot. Yep, no matter what we did, just as long as we did it together, we enjoyed ourselves. .l r' f 7 'K Xi? li P If 6 if The Womens Club again started a new school year otf right with the Big Sister Tea in Qctober and in November the Mother- Daughter Banquet. The shortage of men didn't stop them either, For the women sponsored the annual Christmas dance in December. lnstead of the childrens Christmas party held in previous years, the women voted in favor of taking Christmas packages to l-lines Hospital for wounded veterans. The remark oi one veteran to the etfect that he had never seen prettier Santa Clauses was reward enough for the "Santas". Right around this time the Womens Club was victorious in the winning of "Marty" in the annual Christmas seal contest between the lVlen's Club and the Women's Club. With the election of a new president, a Few of the more industrious women started spring cleaning early in February when they scrubbed and gave a complete new coat of WOMENS , CLUB paint to the club room. OF course this took quite a bit of elbow grease, but the women who started the job just kept plugging away until it was Finished. Even though school hasn't been the same as in previous years, and the women have had to provide for their own good times, the results show that all effort was worthwhile, 1- tuli- lllll .HIFI MEN'S CLUB Though faced with the shortage of those vital complements to any co-educational college lite, MEN, the clan that did exist managed to band together into some semblance ot a Men's Club. The most unusual social event of the year was the Club's l'lallovve,en Masquerade- Mixer-Baclcward Dance. Although there was a whole community ot l.i'l Abners and Daisy Maes present, others came costumed as hula dancers, harum haunts, somnambulists, piclcanin- nies, and colonial lcids. Cider Csvveet, of coursej flowed freely, and plenty ol doughnuts were on hand. The Men's Club dance was also an excuse for the purchase of a staclt of new phonograph records, the club's purchasing agents came home with bargains, boresome boogie, blue ballads, and boisterous bass, These records bore the brunt of daily revolution on the good old RCA Victor. Other than this entertainment, the MEN consoled themselves with chess-and-checlcer games, bull sessions, and even studying! We feel it only Fitting to mention the fact that many of the men did study, especially those who wanted to get a good number of hours in before leaving For the service. F-i COLLEGIAN STAFF DON NILIO Editor 'Ist Sem. Noise Follows noise, and vvorlc lollovvs vvorl4 in the "bee-hive" room of QSO where editors of the various Fields of the paper and the numerous reporters assemble to put lortlw the 98fZp of perspiration that does so muclw in bringing out the regular copy of tlwe paper every Friday noon. H. VAN BEEKLIM Editor Qnd Sem. l'l'iere's always a tlwrill reserved on Tuesday niglwt for time Final rusl'1 to prepare all material for the printer. Sure, lots of worl4-fun-l1ead- aclwes-but it's vvortlw it, every bit of the troubles in exchange For the sound of, "Hey, tlwe Col- legian's out". Top Row: Arnheim, Stralca, Cernohouz, Klaselc, Ratay, Hynek, Hubbard, Schoback, Scharfenberg, Stafford, Nilio, Vesely, Choice, Darovec, Stack, E. Cervenka, Witter, G. Cervenka. Bottom Row: Campbell, Fergrieve, Levy, Gaynor, Koselc, Hapac, Shay, Capoun, L. Kopecky, Matias. Dolores Capoun Editor-in-Chief To many, schooldays and IVISIC are memories ol brighter days when college began at the age of eighteen and defense plants were un- heard ol. The war has claimed many from the ranlcs of the college, but there is still one Iinlc 1944 PIONEER STAFF between them. More vital than ever before is the record ol memories which is compiled in your PICINIEER. Working on the yearbook stall was a pleas- ant task lor all whose efforts went into the Finished product. Many will Ioolc to the PIONEER as more than a series of pictures and printed pages. It will be life, lun, and Friends. We part now. Each will go his own way, but for all there is one tangible memory- the 1944 PIONEER. Top Row: Stack Pletcher Ogle Stafford Nilio Fath Bottom Row Campbell 'I Ialapac Capoun Vesely Swanson HONOR ROLL PRESlDENT'S AIDES SOPHOMORE HONOR ROLL Anderson, Paul Bossenga, ,lohn Cernohouz, Grace Kawczynsld, Gladys Klaselq, Shirley Kopeclcy, Lorraine Kopeclcy, Valerie Krenelc, Georgiana Lievvald, Richard popellca, Martin Schobaclc, Elinor Swanson, Catherine Tunnis, Virginia van Beelcum, l-lendril4a Choice, Mattie l-ladraba, Virginia l-lapac, Mary Ann Kanal4, Eunice Scharfenberg, Lorraine Schosanslci, Margaret Schuster, Victor Thermos, Ann Vaculilc, Edna Witter, Lois Yermaselq Shirley Zaclc, Charles STUDENT COUNCIL TTIOS QV Th L y Cernohouz Stack Zack Tunnis FINE ARTS CLUB ' Top Row: Favrovv, Fergrieve, Janiec, Liewcld, Stafford, Nilio, S. Smith, V. lkopeclmy Bottom Row: Levy, l-lapac, Jacobson, David, Thermos, Nolan, E. Cervenlca, Witter, SECRETARIAL CLUB Arnheim, Bell, Cernohouz, Matias, G. Cervenlca, l-lynek, Choice. 33 F.. ,-:znr . , 4... - . PLAYERS' GUILD "THE SUMMONS OF SARIELU-only production of the year presented by the Players' Guild: Front: Capoun. Standing: V. Kopecky, Krbec, Campbell, Pollovvay, Kochlca. Rear: Gaynor, Stafford, Reiman. VIVACE CLUB Top Row: Porter, Reiman, Ralcosnilc, Kosek, Stanlceviclw, S. Smith, Scharfenberg, Faust, Swanson, Mattson, BuFfo, Carr Second Row: Alvarez, Bell, Polka, Munson, Moudry, Gaynor, Arnheim, Krenelc, Levy. Front Row: Fay, Tambour, Duczman, Kochlca, Post, l-lapac, Stastny, Zack. 34 'ill Vocation News Heads Victim of Routine"4-13" An OFF-doy Dirt No. 'I8, Please ust Like Downtown The Thinker Could Be . . after Tcrowo Tcinneboum 35 x .f A E? 0' 1 . 171' 1 x ' ' - fo' . A l . . ,,: ' r ACTIVITIES Though the war natura'IIy curbed many ath- Ietic activities in the year 'I943-44, IVUCS men and women didmanage to stay busy. Backed by a capable coaching staff, Morton men par- ticipated in intramural football, took Fourth in the Junior College conference in basketball, sponsored an intramuraI cage tourney, and had track and basebaII teams. The women were right behind with an inter-coIIegiate cage scheduIe and an extensive intramural program. +1 ' . . I , 'v',,t IJ.. - .sd ".- ' ., 1, J.. C ON THE FIELD I Since no inter-collegiate foot- ball was offered to college men NUC put on a three-team intra- mural gridiron tourney. The teams, Big Guns, Argons, and Gargoyles, played out their schedule with the Big Guns talcing the title with two wins. Coached by George Lagerlof, fellows with the hearts in the game distinguished them- selves: Ray Pertle, LeRoy Fimiano, Len Balcer, Curt Stafford, Bob TRACK Though handicapped by laclc of facilities and by laclc of men, MJC was able to put a traclc team out on the field. Most of the time during the season the squad numbered around 'IQ men. The big .day for the cinder- men came on May QO, when they tangled with other league schools at Wilson to win the conference track meet. Vitt, Joe Riley, John Polc, and many others. BASEBALL Coach Paul Pavlinek handled the NUC base- ball squad in 1944. The Northern lllinois College Conference was functioning and four teams were expected to compete in the league race. The squad numbered nearly 18 men, with the pitching problem the toughest hurdle for Coach Pavlinelc to surmount. Yet, the team won the conference title. MJCS baskethall season was successful from every standpoint. The season record was eight wins against six defeats with a fourth place in the league standings. The mid-year entrance BASKETBALL Wilson ..... .... Wright .......... Morgan Pa rlt ...., l'lerzl ...... LaGrange .... gloliet ........ North Park . . . Benclas... Supermen .... Morton Writers Herzl ....,. Supermen ....... Chu rch League Supermen ....... Morton Morton Morton Morton Morton Morton Morton Morton Morton Morton Morton Morton Morton Morton ? 25 52 34 40 40 55 45 40 44 52 39 62 43 ol freshmen brought in a crop ol flashy cagers, and the revamped team went out and Won seven games While losing only one after that time. I? GOLF ,JBL Sta Hard Berg Popellca Eleven Morton athletes were pre- sented with their letters at the conclu- sion ol the basketball season by Coach George Lagerlol. The letters were presented at an informal assembly which found Dean l'lale on hand. Letters were also presented late in the school year to members ol the 1944 baseball and traclr squads. The scarcity ol lettermen on the NUC campus was naturally due to the Fact that most of the lzoys were doing their letter winning lor the armed forces team. Riley Last year's fall golf team was formed through the efforts ol two former cad- dies who took up the game with great success. Russ Berg and vloe Riley began a search to Find two willing members to complete a squad. Marty Ropell4a and Curt Stallord were tallced into it and Coach Ravlinelq arranged the matches. The team met LaGrange in three matches and met with misfortune in all. Riley shot some good golf, but competition was too still. Captain Russ Berg was the only point winner all season. VARSITY CLUB Seated: Fimiano, Balcer, Dvorak. Standing: l-latton, Bossenga, Strnad, Kochlca, Ratoy. 40 Up they go . , . Nice move, Col . . . Ss-ttrii-klce . . . Airft I purtty? . . . Don't get gsrczbby . . . Whats the score? . . . Keep your eyes on the ball . . . Cmon teom . . . brondstond sects . . . 41 W. A. A. Officers Both semesters Mattie Choice, Pres. l-l. van Beelwm, Vice-pres. Pat Gaynor, Secy. Mary hlapac, Treas. Choice Berman Koselc Capoun Yermclsel: Capoun, Choice, l-lopoc David, Jacobson Cu. Cervenlca, Slehcfer, Yermasek, Koselr, Campbell, Thermos, Witter, E. Cervenlca, Reiman, Kopeclcy, Gaynor, Fergrieve. LETTERWOMEN Proudly displaying a bright orange letter Cjust like the lellowsl these NUC women have been rewarded for three semesters of iaith- lully iulhlling Five gym periods a Weelc in ac- cordance with WAA rules. 42 SPEEDBALL New to the women of NUC was speedball, a combination of football, basketball, and soccer. After a month or so of practice in the fundamentals last Fall, four teams were or- ganized and a tournament was held. Soon such interest was aroused in the game that each of the four teams had its own cheering section, the fellows of the colle e comprising the major part of the group as tiey came out to razz the girls and abate their curiosity about this new game of speedball. BASKETBALL This year a group of girls versed in basket- ball technique formed a team to meet all comers. After the new mid-term began the women played against American College here at Morton and although soundly beaten, they learned a valuable lesson in speed which they used to almost victorious advantage against the women's team from North Park several weeks later. After each of these basketball encounters, refreshments were served in the women's clubroom and friendly social contacts with the women of our neighboring junior col- leges were made. This year's basketball sea- son was one of the most beneficial as far as enjoyment and technical knowledge was con- cerned, The girls came into their own in the sporting field which has heretofore been dom- inated by the men. TENNIS Llntil this year, tennis was merely an elective for the women in physical education classes. Following a plan likened to that of basketball and baseball, a tennis team was formed and early morning practices on the Clyde Park courts became a daily feature. xx. M UAW sal BASEBALL With the merest hint of spring in the air, the softballs and bats were taken out of storage and the athletic field became the scene of diamond activities. After the success of inter- collegiate basketball for our women, an NUC women's softball team was organized to play against the other junior colleges. SWIMMING The unsung heroines of MNICS campus are those women who brave straggling damp loclcs and reddened eyes once a weelc to swim lengths, practice diving, and develop correct form in swimming strokes. After swimming lengths, which eventually add up to five miles, the deserving girls are awarded pins of merit. Many of the girls perform admirably offering records of 105 and 66 consecutive lengths as proof. l Left to Right: Gaynor Oberien Slehofer Cernohouz G. Cervenka Matias E. Cervenlca Koselc Darovec Yermasek Stanlqevich POWDER PUFF COMMANDOS Bending, stretching, running, and jumping were all the order of the day when the power- puff commandos toolcona period ofconditioning. Grunts and groans resounded throughout the gym as the gals painstakingly bent from the waist in an attempt to reach that 'l5Oth count. Not to be undaunted by the fellows, these women have performed pushups in addition to their regular schedule of "mule kicks", Hover- the-rainbown, abdominal exercises, and foot exercises. The loot . . . Merry Christmas . . . No fair-"You puslwedx' . . . 52 passenger limousine . . . "Swislcers" . . . Acting, Dean l-lale . . . Big Time . . . Smile when you saytlwat . . . "Mess" call . . . Set 'em up in the other alley . . . a-a-a-lw . . . Cozy . . . "Come to gym! . . . UCally" . . . Dollies . . . Roxy . . . Pope oltl'1e"Finisl'1ing sclwool for femmes" . . . ,H--Olw, you farmers" . . . 45 SEPTEMBER . . . Polio threatens . . . school starts late . . . big drop in enrollment . . . new forty minute periods bring greater headaches . . . history is made when woman becomes soph president. . . OCTOBER . . . Six-manfootboll . . . Big Sister tea . . . cast chosen forchristmas ploy . Men's club gives l'lallovve'en dance . . . NOVEMBER . . . Qld clothes drive . . . Mother-daughter banquet . . . rationing takes canned foods away from starving dads . . . annual fall prom . . . Thanksgiving vocation . . . baslcetball replaces football Frolic . . . Army-Navy ives qualifying tests . . . women bottle in speed-ball tournament . . . WAA skates . . . Mic men lceep leaving for service . DECEMBER . . . Christmas play . . . college in hub-bub over shorter Christmas vacation, peti- tions bring results . . . women win Morty again . . . WAA gives party For servicemen . Christmas open house En clubrooms with decorated trees and parties all weelc . . . JANUARY . . . service Flag brought to date . . . 703 blue stars, 'iQ gold . , . Gloom Chaser . . . Pope talces sabbatical . . , Hale becomes dean. FEBRUARY . . . Welcome assembly . . . total enrollment hits 163 mark . . . elections held . . . Stafford and l-lomola head classes . . . Popelka and Capoun head clubs , . . Frosh- Lord SM! A 46 E4 U., ,,l gum. ' ,swans mia i. .mx 'iw-vt-W" Mm unit-mmi-5 bf!" U' .Wa :Liv ,, -fs" '. im 4. gas... in-ref' 'W' , L. W". inn N1 'd wi ,mn It n. ,MP with L., , -e u r ' xllaffsxwiiitigv im :mms , C i- ' mm' usb- . R1 p- mm - ' . i wc 0 - xmm- mush". . 'nw L hsfnmi flu 9 'f h'c"m,l,'uQi1r:iriv Choirs chvuiffm' "'6l?llWlsn ww: U' th' Emu-I..- i H H-wi-'F .. ,. .M pin---1-AMMQH2 ,4 , , M- swim in randy 1 i I w A lg lf. hun nut urn, ' . K ,, ,U ..m-mi U. - ,. i.. ..4.i.-vb '-Wu l . of K AA , . o dll I ,, Q59 Q xx A .nxzxvxxkzxkxzei . i 7:45 V- 1' L' 0 clo 1XQX'cYh ' mixers go over big . . . psychology classes take jaunt to Dunning . . . all return . . , women vs. men in basketball . , . usual story . . . men get cuts, bruises . . . and score. MARCH . . . Cabinet votes big Class-nite affair to replace spring prom . . . Campus Leaders elected . . . St. Pats party brings bi gest turnout yet . . . Men's club begins hectic chess meet . . . H. V. Church, Founder OFMJCJ, passes away . . . college appears in PTO show . . . women begin inter-collegiate basketball games . . . APRIL . . . Easter vacation . . . Emblem comes otttheipress . . baseball begins . . . Al Zieliln wins chess tournament but loses to Dr. Crum . . . Cally goes to New York convention and Hatch Yermasek takes over. . . Dear Cally, please come home quick , . . men hold Stag . . . MAY . . . College open house turns out to be big success . . . Mama sees Sonny's teachers . . . Fine Arts club goes to Goodman for King Lear . , . Panthers keep winning in base- ball . . . Miss Mabel Ellis dies while working in Victory garden with botany class . . . JUNE . . . exams . . . Hale prepares to take sabbatical in Fall . . . Pope prepares to return . . . back to 50-minute periods 'n fall , . . Class Night becomes a big event . . . graduation . . . tears, and oh so many memories . . . fond goodbyes . . . and on to to- morrow . . I 5, UNH' X Y 1--f, 'fr 1 fun, Nw I 4 nm "' Ween 1 .mm 47

Suggestions in the Morton Junior College - Pioneer Yearbook (Cicero, IL) collection:

Morton Junior College - Pioneer Yearbook (Cicero, IL) online yearbook collection, 1940 Edition, Page 1


Morton Junior College - Pioneer Yearbook (Cicero, IL) online yearbook collection, 1941 Edition, Page 1


Morton Junior College - Pioneer Yearbook (Cicero, IL) online yearbook collection, 1942 Edition, Page 1


Morton Junior College - Pioneer Yearbook (Cicero, IL) online yearbook collection, 1947 Edition, Page 1


Morton Junior College - Pioneer Yearbook (Cicero, IL) online yearbook collection, 1949 Edition, Page 1


Morton Junior College - Pioneer Yearbook (Cicero, IL) online yearbook collection, 1960 Edition, Page 1


1985 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1970 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1972 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1965 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1983 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1983 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals
Are you trying to find old school friends, old classmates, fellow servicemen or shipmates? Do you want to see past girlfriends or boyfriends? Relive homecoming, prom, graduation, and other moments on campus captured in yearbook pictures. Revisit your fraternity or sorority and see familiar places. See members of old school clubs and relive old times. Start your search today! Looking for old family members and relatives? Do you want to find pictures of parents or grandparents when they were in school? Want to find out what hairstyle was popular in the 1920s? has a wealth of genealogy information spanning over a century for many schools with full text search. Use our online Genealogy Resource to uncover history quickly! Are you planning a reunion and need assistance? can help you with scanning and providing access to yearbook images for promotional materials and activities. We can provide you with an electronic version of your yearbook that can assist you with reunion planning. will also publish the yearbook images online for people to share and enjoy.