Mount Vernon Community College - Pyramid Yearbook (Mount Vernon, IL)
- Class of 1959
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Text from Pages 1 - 52 of the 1959 volume:
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On October 29, 1955, nearly ninety-six per cent of the citi-
zens of Ieflerson County who went to the polls voted for the
establishment ot a iunior college for Mt. Vemon, Illinois. This
is the most overwhelming maiority recorded in iunior college
Twenty-seven per cent ot the 1956 high school graduating
class enrolled in the home college in September. The percentage
of Mt. Vernon graduates attending college has doubled since
the establishment ot the Mt. Vernon Community College. En-
rollment held up well during all semesters. In addition, through
night courses, it served adults of the community.
The college has full recognition from the State of Illinois and
is fully accredited by the University of Illinois. It is also ap-
proved for the training of veterans by the Veterans' Admin-
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Guy Wood. Ir.
D. M. Rutherford
Paul Fitch, Treasurer
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Dean ol the College
Superintendent Mt. Vernon
Township High School,
EDITH CATES .HOWARD IONES
Registrar Director, Adult Education
W. H. Beckmeyer
Mrs. Alma Biagi
Mrs. Imogene Book
Miss Margaret Ann Cummings
Miss Alberta Hamilton
Miss Emily Kelley
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Iames E. Love
Miss Barbara Luchsinger
W. H. Myers
l. D. Shields
Isaac T. Smith
Charles E. Wagner
Mrs. Betty Ann Ward
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Mary Rosalie Anslinger David Lewis Bacon Iames Edward Bumes Ronald Leo Dare
Art Education Liberal Arts
Dean's Honor Roll 1.2.
Freddie Bob Deichman
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Student Council 1.2: Student
Council President 2: Dean's
Honor Roll 1.2: Basketball 1.2.
Relaxed group. free time:
the lounge between classes
Eldon Ray Haile
Science Club 2: Yearbook 2
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Pre-Engineering Pre-Engineering Liberal Arts Elementary Education
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Larry Gene Hyde Robert Ioseph lay Richard Lynn Kamosky
Secondary Education Pre-Engineering Secondary Education
Social Committee 1.2: Student
Education Association 2: Vice
President 2: Science Club 2.
Michael Iohn McCarthy
Dean's Honor Roll 2.
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Liberal Arts and Sciences
Dean's Honor Roll 1.2:
Community Chorus 2: Yearbook
2: Science Club 2: Secretary 2.
Students follow the strategy-
learn cr challenging game.
Thomas Ralph McPherson Frances Darleen Malcolm Marvin Dempsey Malone
Liberal Arts Secondary Education Business Administration
Community Chorus l,2. Dean's Honor Roll l,2: Dean's Honor Roll 1.2.
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Business Administration Liberal Arts and Sciences Pre-Engineering Liberal Arts
Tennis Team 1. Science Club 2: Chess Club 2. Science Club 2,
No time tor talk as hungry boys
concentrate on food.
Betty lean Orrick
Student Education Association 1:
Yearbook 1.2: Christmas Dance
Committee 2: Bowling Team 2.
Iimmy Ray Newcomb
Barbara lean Page
Yearbook 1.2: Christmas Dance
Committee 2: Dean's Honor
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EIGNGMUYY Education Elementary Education Elementary Education Business Administration
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Business Administration Liberal Arts Business
Science Club 2: President 2:
Yearbook Artist 2: Christmas
Dance Posterwork 2: Science
Club Posterwork 2: Student
Council Budget Subcommittee 2.
Class Officer 1: Student Council
2: Cheerleader 1.2: Queen
Candidate for Spring Formal 1.
Mathematics requires a group
l Mary Iean Tinsley Wilma Ioyce Tinsley William Arthur Whitlock
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Class Officer 9: Cheerleader 1.2: Cheerleader 1: Social
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Students as well as instructors enioy using the attractive and comfortably furnished library for study. serious
reading, and research. Much recreational reading material attracts those who wish to relax in the homelike at-
mosphere. Sixty regularly received periodicals: three daily newspapers: one weekly newspaper: an extensive voca-
tional file: a vertical tile of clippings. pamphlets, and miscellaneous items: and a collection of 1480 books is
available to library users. These books are supplemented with materials from the high school and state libraries.
The library is open each school day from 8:15 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. lt seats thirty-eight people.
Students hand in analysis oi essays
as part oi their second semester work.
Included in this course is advanced
Techniques of basic composition and
grammar are applied during this first
This second semester course is to
train students .to read with insight and
appreciation from selected classics of
the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
History 102 is a history of Western
Civilization from 1815 to the present
day, emphasizing European nationalism,
liberalism, and imperialism.
Political Science is a course which
treats of the history. procedure, and or-
ganization of our government.
History 202 traces the history ol the
United States from the close ot the War
Between the States until the present
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This course emphasizes man's utiliza-
tion of the mcxior resources of the world
from cr standpoint oi geographic pat-
Students and instructor, Bill Thomp-
son, read THE WALL STREET IOURNAL
as part of their study of the principles
This intermediate accounting course
centers around accounting theory and
This second semester accounting
course presents the more intricate pro-
cedures of accounting. using practice
sets and problems as practical applica-
tion of the material covered.
MRS. KATHERINE RUTHERFORD. R.N.
Modern principles and practices ot
personal and community health are cov-
ered in this course which is required for
all degree candidates.
Mrs. Rutherford administers first aid to a student, Tom McPherson. Health services are
available to all students of the school.
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Students study external anatomy of
the dog fish shark. This course is for
Students watch as Edward Kownacki,
the instructor, sets up an experiment.
The course gives an introduction to or-
Students inspect rock samples in con-
nection with the course which presents
the study of earth and lite.
Students examine specimen of logs as
Iames E. Love, instructor, lectures. This
course consists of a study of the mor-
phology and physiology of plants.
Students apply the theory of projections to the solution of problems in-
volving points, lines, planes, curved surfaces, and solids.
This course covers the study of fundamentals ol analytic and numerical
triqonometry Relations between sides and angles ot the right triangle the
law of sines cosines and tangents are used in solving practical problems.
BUSINESS EDUCATION 243
The business law course introduces the rules, standards. and principles
governing business and business transactions. Subiect matter includes funda-
mentals ot contracts and the development ot material pertaining to many
special kinds ot contractural relations.
BUSINESS EDUCATION 112'
Students, working for proficiency in this business skill, do a timed writing
as part ot their typing course. Attention is given to the study ot various busi-
ness letter forms and business papers. Students should type 60 words per
minute by the end of the semester.
M- my Glam
This course provides a general introduction to the psy-
chological nature of man. his personality development.
and his basic adiustive patterns.
EDUCATION 201 EDUCATION 202
This course presents a study of the problems. trends, This basic undergraduate course in educational psychol
history. and development of American public education. ogy deals with principles from such areas as mental hy
giene and the psychology oi learning.
SPANISH 202 FRENCH 102
Miss Emily Kelly demonstrates the dress of the Spanish- This course contains advanced work ln grammar pro
speaking people. This course includes rapid reading. nunciation reading of modern authors composition and
review of grammar, composition, and conversation. conversation
This course deals with the preparation and delivery ot
short speeches, emphasizing selection and organization ot
material, methods ot securing attention and presentation
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As an integral part of the elements
of conducting this course, a student.
Brenda Chaftin, practices the technique
ot holding a baton while instructor,
Charles Gregg. ot-ters advice. The course
also stresses conducting patterns and
the use ot the left hand.
As a continuation of Art 102, this course presents the theory and practice
in the elements of design.
MEN'S PHYSICAL EDUCATION
A course which emphasizes physical activity and consists of baseball, basketball, volley
ball. weight lifting. and wrestling.
WOMEN'S PHYSICAL EDUCATION
A course designed to train girls in
sports that will be beneiicial in later
life. It stresses golf, bowling, badmin-
ton. volley ball. and trampoline.
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From left: Nancy Warner, Tex Bell, Ronald Harper, Larry Hyde, Donna Manis, Mrs. Imogene Book, sponsor, Mrs. Zota Smith,
Kay Moutrie. Carolyn Fore, Dick Karnosky. and Mr. Howard Rawlinson.
Kappa Gamma received its charter in March, 1958, after certifying that the college met the requirements of being accredited
and approved by the regional association and the state department of education.
This organization gives students in preparation for teaching an opportunity to take active part in the local state and
national educational associations with which they will be associating during their professional careers. The chapter is, in effect.
a local student association. Every member establishes a professional citizenship he will wish to continue as long as he is a
Objectives of Kappa Gamma are:
1. To provide members with opportunities for developing personal growth and professional competences: for gaining an
understanding of the history, ethics, and program of the organized teaching profession: for participating in cooperative work
on problems of the profession and the community: for active professional membership on the local, state, national, and world
2. To provide experiences which will interest capable students in teaching as a career: encourage the careful selection
and guidance of persons admitted to teacher-education programs: and, through higher standards of preparation and the dis-
semination of information, contribute to a reasonable balance in teacher supply and demand.
Fourteen students enioyed Kappa Gamma programs for 1958-1959. Activities included discussion groups, speeches, substi-
tute teaching and observation, taking part in spring conference. and recreational meetings. Members included: Shirley Ayers, Tex
Bell, second vice-president. Iames Burnes, Carolyn Fore, Ronald Harper, recorder, Larry Hyde, vice president, Dick Karnosky.
president, Donna Manis, Kay Moutrie. secretary-treasurer, Zota Smith. Clarence Taylor. Mary Tinsley, Nancy Warner. and the
sponsor for the year Mrs. Imogene Book, college librarian.
From left: Mary Tinsley, lim Burnes, Kent Piper, Iimmy Glover, Sally Skinner, Mary Kiefer.
and Ierry Frazier.
Two students. a boy and a girl. are elected from the
sophomore and the freshman class. and three more students
are elected to represent the student body at large. At
regular council meetings, the members discuss and act upon
suggestions and criticisms submitted by the students. Among
student council duties are sharing in determining the gov-
ernmental policies of the school, in planning social and
student functions. and in deciding on the distribution oi
the funds collected from student activity fees.
Members of the Student Council have an informal session
with their sponsor, Mrs. Betty Ann Ward. y
Stott members and printers discuss the
new Pyramid cover at the print shop.
From left: Mr. Glee Wood, owner L. S. ,H
Wood Printing Co., Barbara Page, Gor-
don Schultes, Darleen Malcolm. C. D.
Wright, printing company artist, and
EDITORIAL AND LAYOUT STAFF: Editor, Darleen Malcolm. Members: Carolyn Fore, lean Hutchison, Lynn Graham.
Virda McDonald, Donna Manis, Betty Orrick, Shirley Payne, Barbara Page, and Gordon Schultes.
ADVERTISING AND CIRCULATION STAFF: Business Managers, Betty Orrick and Barbara Page. Members: Ioan
Anderson, Tex Bell, lim Burnes, Carolyn Fore, Iimmy Glover, Pat Hickey, Doris Hongsermeier, Ronald Iones, Teresa
Karch. Donna Manis, Mary lane Menke, Mrs. Mary Lou Parker. Lyndell Prior, Myrna Wilkerson. and Carolyn
ARTIST: Gordon Shultes
SPONSOR: Miss Barbara Luchsinqer
From Lett: Shirley Payne, Teresa Karsh. Gordon Shultes. Darleen Malcolm. Betty Orrick, Barbara Page. Carolyn
Williamson, Donna Manis, Tex Bell. and Beverly Lisenby.
This newly-organized club, sponsored by Iames E. Love, features lectures,
discussions. movies, and iield trips.
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Smoked octopus in oil
Barbecued snake meat
Baby bees in soya sauce
Chocolate covered qrasshoppers
COMMUNITY CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA
The Mt. Vernon Community Chorus and Orchestra is open to both students and faculty of the
iunior college. In these organizations the community and the college achieve a closer relationship
through participation in the activities of the chorus and orchestra.
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The 1958 court gathered around the throne of the Queen.
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From left: Barbara Page, Mary Kiefer. Sally Skinner. Betty Orrick, and
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Standing from left: Iim Newcomb, Eugene Harris, Don Rightnowar, Fred Deichman. Al Farmer. Bob Glenn:
Manager, Bob Gilbert: Coach. Will Lee.
Kneeling from left: Larry Knight, Gary Henry. Ierry Frazier, lim Irwin, lim Burnes, Coach I. D. Shields.
Mt. Vernon 63 Centralia Ir. College 78
Mt. Vernon 73 McKendree Ir. Varsity 77
Mt. Vernon 56 Bradley University Freshmen 97
Mt. Vernon 64 Belleville Ir. College 63
Mt. Vernon 69 Lincoln Ir. College SU
Mt. Vernon 71 Scott Air Force Base 76
Mt. Vernon 79 Lincoln lr. College 96
Mt. Vernon 72 SIU Ir. Varsity 74
Mt. Vernon 68 Springfield Ir. College 79
Mt. Vernon 83 Belleville Ir. College 69
Mt. Vernon 68 Paducah Ir. College 81
Mt. Vernon 76 SIU Ir. Varsity 81
Mt. Vernon 82 Centralia lr. College 88
Mt. Vernon 87 McKendree Ir. Varsity 97
Mt. Vernon 65 McMurray College 109
Mt. Vernon 72 Paducah Ir. College 69
Mt. Vernon 105 Springfield Ir. College 97
OLNEY IAYCEE TOURNAMENT CENTRALIA INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT
Mt. Vernon 63 Centralia Ir. College 68 Mt. Vernon 94 Lincoln Ir. College
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From left: Doris Hongsermeier, Mary Tinsley. Ioan Anderson. Mary Kiefer. and
From lefl: Mr. Lee, lack Mendenhall. Tom Charleton, lack Harmon. Ierry Frazier, and Iim
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Al1en's A-G Grocery
Belle Rive, Illinois 803-X
Bayer Body and Paint Shop
817 Harrison 1500
Bayer Motor Company
211 North 10th Street 5100
Belle Rive Furniture Store
Belle Rive, Illinois 33
E. Blankenship 6. Company
801 Broadway 5040
Brehm-Hanna Chevrolet Company
1318 Salem Road 3120
331 South 7th Street 3579
516 Iordan 2553-W
Woodlawn, Illinois 2397
Esmon 6. Wood
Wayne City, Illinois 2281
102 North 9th Street 804
Fields, Clifford R.
Route 7 195
First National Bank
101 South 10th Street 268
First National Bank
Wayne City, Illinois 2531
Ford National Auto, Inc.
801 Casey 720
Fore, Mr. 6. Mrs. Cliltord
1917 Ieflerson 2211
Gatewood, I. G.
701 North 12th Street 4399
Glady's Flower Shop
809 Iordan 167
Glassman's Department Store
104 South 9th Street 612
Green Gates Farm
Route 4 4575, 3835-I1
Hamson's Feed Store
Belle Rive, Illinois 14
Hawkins O1-tice Supply
906 Main 369
Hi-Fashion Sportswear Co., Inc.
Fa irtield Road 4393
Hinman 6. Ward Insurance Agency
426 Rogers Building 3224
Holloway Heating 6. Electric Company
1001 Shawnee 5481
120 North 9th Street 5025
M. E. Iackson Iewelry
913 Broadway 1485
lax Coal 6. Material Company '
18111 St. 6 Waterworks Rd. 500
Ieflerson Memorial Hospital
tMrs. Etha Stover, Administratorl
909 Shawnee 3400, 3401, 3402
Iefferson Memorial Hospital Laboratory
tKenneth Iones, Medical Technicianl
909 Shawnee 3400, 3401, 3402
Iefterson Memorial Hospital Pharmacy
909 Shawnee 209
Iohnson The Florist
2020 Broadway 420
King City Federal Savings 6. Loan Assoc.
117 North 10th Street 5200
1007 Broadway 1849
Lea's Beauty Shop
Waltonville Road 3911 W-1
Mammoth Department Store
901-903 Broadway 115
Mi1ler's Drive Inn
Wayne City, Illinois 3481
223 South 10th Street 1272
10th and Broadway 517
Motel Mt. Vernon
800 East Main 3551
Mt. Vernon Lumber Company
318-324 South 9th Street 28
Mt. Vemon Register News
112 North 9th Street 6311
Myers Funeral Service
122 North 10th Street 604
Parker's Auto Laundry
1715 North Street 1633
115 North 10th Street 5554
Richardson's Lumber and Hardware
Belle Rive 6. Dahlgren 2020, 4811
1001 Broadway 549
Roth Dairy Company
820 Harrison 1277
Sears, Roebuck and Company
lll North 10th Street 3000
119 North 9th Street 4000
Scott's Shell Service
10th and Iordan 603
Starr Brothers Creamery Company
1129 Broadway 202
Webb's Book Store
908 Main 1056
D. H. Wise Clothing Company
100 South 9th Street 150
Wood Loan Company
918V2 Main Street 922
Wood Mobil Station
Wayne City, Illinois 8941
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