Mount Zion High School - Zionoiz Yearbook (Mount Zion, IL)
- Class of 1958
Page 1 of 100
Pages 6 - 7
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Text from Pages 1 - 100 of the 1958 volume:
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"BACK TO SCHOOL AGAIN"
"FIVE MINUTES MORE"
"I'M IN FAVOR OF FUN"
E. W. ARTZE
General Construction Builder
Commercial and Residential
Exclusive Plastic Glass Tint
Mt. Zion 3896 R.R. 7
'A "YOU'RE THE TOP" 'A
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,Y TAN A "A FRIEJV
"THAN KS A MILLION "
Yes, our thanks to you, members
of our school board and represent-
ative of the people in our unit.
Without your devotion to the tasks
of providing a suitable building and
staffing it with adequate personnel
and equipment, we would not have
gained the knowledge necessary to
become more useful citizens. For
this devotion we hope to repay you
by becoming better representatives
of you, our school, and our com-
munity. But for now, we say,
"THA NKS A MILLION"
"MY TIME IS YOUR TIME"
"A FRIEND OF YOURS"
The man behind the scenes, without whom our school could not
function - this describes our superintendent. But just performing his
innumerable duties is not the only reason we are happy he is our
superintendent. For despite his busy schedule, he is always willing to
help those who seek his advice and assistance, irrespective of the type
of help they seek.
"DEAR HEARTS AND GENTLE PEOPLE"
Always cheerful, always helpful, always willing, quietly and ef-
ficiently aiding any who might need her assistance. This is our su-
perintendent 's secretary, who devotes much of her time to being secre-
tary to the entire school. Her patience and gentle manner has en-
deared her to us all.
"I'M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWSH
His day begins early and ends late. Besides the formal office rou-
tine which he maintains, he can be found patrolling the halls, super-
vising noon activities, conducting assemblies, watching those on I-YI-E NEWBERRY
detention, planning and attending the school functionsg the list seems
to be endless, so varied are his duties. But perhaps we will remember
him most for providing an atmosphere at once conducive to learning MT- ZION CAFE
and still free enough to be pleasant. Although he seems always on
the go, he is ever willing to give of his limited time to solve a prob-
lem, extend a word of greeting, or act as arbitrator.
Mt. Zion, Ill.
Mt. Zion, Ill.
Deep, indeed, is our gratitude to you. In the
various classrooms, you have always been more than
willing to explain again and again, and to urge us to
apply logic in solving problems. As our advisors,
you have guided our extra curricular efforts to pro-
mote their success. As our friends, you have coun-
seled us whenever our problems became too great.
Mr. BRENT MILNOR
"I'11 See You Again"
U. of Calif., B.A. Santa
Barbara Branchg M.A.
Groceries - Meat - Paint
Phone 4541 Mt. Zion, 111.
Miss LUCILLE PURCELL
Senior Play Director
"Far Away P1aces"
B.S.U. of Illinoisg
M.A. Northwestem U.3
Eastem Illinois U.
Mr. WALTER PYLE
Science Club Sponsor
"How Deep Is the Ocean
B.S. Eastern Ill. U.
Mr. WILLIAM BUCY
"Down On The Farm"
B.S., B.A. Murray College
U. of 111.5 U. of Ky.5 U
Mrs. LOIS CRUNDLER
"It's A Great Day"
B.S. Western 111. U.
pwnu Jumor Sponsor
Mrs. LULA SPITTLER
B.S. U. of 111.5
Mr. KENNETH PARK
Physical Educ ation
"Buckle Down, Winsockie
B.S. Milliken U.
MT. ZION HARDWARE
Mt. Zion, Illinois
HIGH SCHOOL PTA
Mt. Zion, Ill.
Mrs. SHIRLEY JOHNSON
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Mr. ALBERT JOHNSON
Science Club Sponsor
"Just Shirley and me,
andKevin makes three. . ."
B.S. Indiana State Collegeg
Oakland City College
Mrs. MARGARET GALBREATH
"The Last Time I Saw Paris"
B.A., M.A. U. of Ill.
our Blue Heaven"
Mr. GEORGE GRUENDEL
Englishg Social Science
"Rise and Shine"
B.S. Quincy College
Mrs. CAROL TAGG
I Hear America Singing"
B .M . Ill. Weslyen
RAI.PH'S SHELL SERVICE
Mr. JOHN HUNT
"Music Goes Round and Round"
Ill. Weslyeng B.M. Milliken
U.g M.S. U. of Ill.
Miss JEAN WATTS
Physical Educ ation
"Bluebird of Happiness"
B.S. Ill. State Normal U.
NOBODY KN OWS
I'VE SEE "
Large , indeed, is the family you ladies
feed every day, and yet, you have
managed to insert a personal touch in
your planning. A hot meal is always
appreciated at lunch, but much more
so when prepared with this in mind.
"A FULL TIME JOB"
Mr. Nihiser is a friend as well as
the one who sees that our campus is
clean, bright and well kept. Although
he is usually to be found with broom in
hand, he also has served us through his
timely advice, his friendly manner and
his willingness to put in extra hours for
"OVER HILL, OVER DALE,
AS WE HIT
THE DUSTY TRAIL"
Be it a dusty trail, a wet trail or one
covered with ice and snow, we have
learned to place our confidence in you.
Whether the day by day ride to and
from school, or the more joyous ride to
a game, we know that you will see us
safely there and back again.
In the fall of 1954, about 85 frightened freshmen made our half dreaded, half welcomed entrance as
Freshmen at Mt. Zion High. After our initiation by the eager upperclassmen, we definitely were full-
Hedged members of the school. Our class officers, including the student council member, were Sherill
Nihiser, Francis Sanders, Shirley Henry, George Sadomytschenko, and Ethel Morey. We were proud to
have Sam Fonner and Sherill Nihiser represent our class on the varsity football squad. The boys on the
track team deserve credit for their good work.
The year and summer sped by and we entered our Sophomore year. We elected Percy Zimmerman,
Jerry Gulledge, Wayne Williams and Carol Sue Klaska as officers and Sam Fonner as student council
member. For an activity we sponsored a Halloween Dance. Leading the band was our majorette, Janet
When we came back as Juniors, George Sadomytschenko, Wayne Williams, Barbara Barnett and Carol
Sue Klaska were our leaders. To cheer our football boys, Percy Zimmerman, Sam Fonner, W. G. Graven
George Sadomytschenko, Roger Gadberry, and Wayne Williams, we had Bobbi Jo McCoy and Janie Good-
paster as our cheerleaders. Our main events were the Homecoming, class play, and Junior-Senior Prom.
Janet Artze was majorette,
At last we have reached our long-awaited Senior year, with George Sadomytschenko as our President,
Wayne Williams as our Vice-President, Sharon Eaton as our Secretary-Treasurer, and Dean Grant as our
Student Council member. We have given our Senior Play, which was a success, and are sponsoring the
yearbook. We are proud to have as our cheerleaders, Phyllis Buoy, Janice Weigand and Mardelle Sid-
well. Our sponsors are Miss Lucille Purcell, Mr. Brent Milnor, and Mr. Walter Pyle.
At Mt. Zion High we have spent only a few years, but they are ones that will always be remembered
as we, the Class of '58 look toward the future.
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Fresh Meats - Vegetables
2 Miles South of 36 on 121
Phone Mt. Zion 3361
BARBER and BEAUTY SALON
Permanent Waving - Tinting
Phone 3871 Mt. Zion, Ill.
Play 45 Zionoiz 4.
JANET SUE ARTZE
FHA 1 2 3 4' GAA
I I 2 7
1,2,3,45 Treasurer 35
Majorette 2,35 Cho-
rus 15 Office 45
Zionoiz 45 Home-
maker of Tomorrow
Contest Winner 4.
"Beautiful Brown Eyes"
SHARON LEE BROWN
"Smile A While"
BA RBA RA ANN
"A Smile Will Go A
Long Long Way"
Class Treasurer 35
FHA 1,2,3,45Par1. 2,
Pres. 4, Camp 25 CAA
1,2,3,45 Pep Club 15
Secretary 15 Chorus
15 Office 45 Sa-Mor 45
Statistician 45 Zionoiz
JOYCE ANN BILYEU
"Sweet and Lovel "
FHA 1,2, chow 1,2.
Life Is Just A Bowl
FHA 1,2,3,4, GAA
1,2,3,4, Pep Club 1,3
Chorus l,2,3 Mixed
Chorus 1,2 Sa Mor 4
ZIOHOIZ 4 Play 3
v. F. kurt IMPLEMENT COMPANY Phone Dalton Ciw 9
Dalton City, Ill.
Dalton City, Ill.
DAVIS PHILLIPS 66 SERVICE
Jack and A.B., Prop.
Phone Mt. Zion 4511
"Let A Smile Be Your
FHA l,2,3,4, GAA 3,
Mixed Chorus 2,
Chorus 2, Pep Club 3,
Office 4, Sa-Mor 4,
Zionoiz 4, Student
Council 1, Honor
Society 4, Librarian
4, Science Club 3.
"Good, Good, Good,
That's You, That's
Class Secretary 1,4,
Treasurer 1,4, FHA
President 4, Chorus
1, Mixed Chorus 1,
Student Council 4,
"Young Man with A
Honor Society 3,4, -X
Sa-Mor 4, Zionoiz 4,
Play 3, NOMA Spell-
ing Contest Winner 3,
"You Must Have Been
A Beautiful Baby"
FHA 1,2,Z,4, GAA
4, Office 4, Sa-Mor
4, Zioniz 4.
"You'd Be Surprised"
Baseball 1,2, Z Club,
Student Council 3,
"Take It Easy"
FHA 1,2,3,4, Pep
Club 1,25 Chorus 1,
DALE LEROY FORD
Band 1,25 FFA 1,2,
3 45 Sec. 3, Vice-
Pres. 45 Play 3,45
Football 1,45 Track
3,45 Z Club 3,45
"I Feel A Song
FHA 1,2,3,4, Song
Leader 3, Parl. 4,
Camp 45 GAA 15
Girls Chorus l,2,35
Mixed Chorus 1,25
Music Contest 1,3,
State Contest 35 Sa-
Mor 45 Zionoiz 45 Of
fice 45 Pep Club 35
Cheerleader 35 Sta-
"Love Is The Sweetest
Football 1,25 Basket-
ball 1-45 Track 1-45
Z Club 3,4.
"How Many Hearts
Have You Broken"
Baseball 1,25 Track
Cotmcil 1,25 Play
3,45 Chorus 1,25 Z
Mt. ZION CAFE
Mt. Zion, Ill.
GLEN DEAN GRANT,
"Prove It By The
Things You Do"
FFA 1,2,35 Play 3,45
Student Council 45
Football 45 Science
Club 45 Zionoiz 4.
W. C. GRAVD1
"That's The Way It
FFA l,2,3,45 Z Club
lg Football 1,2,3,45
Manager 15 Track 1
Football 2,3,45 Bas-
ketball 1,2,3,45 Track
35 Z Club 3,4, Sec.
45 Play 3,4.
Mt. Zion, Ill.
MARJORIE CA ROL
"My Little Margie"
JERRY L. GULLEDGE
Z Club 43 Football
1,2,45 Student Coun-
cil 23 Class Secre-
"I Think You're
FHA 1,25 GAA 1,2,3,43
Treas. 45 Pep Club 1,2.
DICK'S SHELL SERVICE
Five Miles West of Mt. Zion
Phone 2411 - Elwin
"Johnny The Hat"
Football 2,35 FFA
1,2,45 Baseball 2,35
Chorus 25 Track 3.
FHA 1,2,3,45 Chorus
Class Play 33
"I Don't Want To
Set The World On
Band 1,2,3g Chorus lg
Football l,2,3,45 Base-
Y ball 1,2,3,45 Basket-
, ball 43 Manager 2,35
X Q X z Club 3,43 Zionoiz 4.
. to 5 'N MACON UNITED PROPANE
Q 3 V "Our Greatest Asset Is Your Good Wi1l"
, 5, 20 Phone Elwin 2311 - Eiwin, 111.
Dancing Club 15 Zio-
CAROL SUE KLASKA
"Lovely To Look At"
Class Treasurer 25
Secretary 35 FHA 1,25
3,45 Secretary 25
President 3, GAA 152,
3,45 Treasurer 25 Sec-
retary 35 Pep Club 15
Statistician 45 Cho-
rus 1,2,35 Mixed Cho-
rus 1,25 Play 35 Stu-
dent Council 35 Presi-
dent 35 Honor Society
3,45 Sa-Mor 45 Zio-
noiz 45 Office 45 DAR
Award5 Librarian 254.
PEGGY JANE HYLAND
FHA 1,2,3,4, GAA 1,
2,3,4, Pep Club 1,35
Statistician 45 Play
3,45 Chorus 15 Mixed
Chorus 15 Sa-Mor 45
Zionoiz 45 Office 4.
"Everywhere You Go,
Sunshine Follows You"
FHA l,2,3,4, Re-
porter 45 GAA 45
Girls Chorus 152,35
Mixed Chorus 25 Sa-
Mor 45 Zionoiz 4.
"The Best Things
In Life Are Free"
FHA 1,2,3,45 Project
Chairman 45 Pep
Club 1,35 Zionoiz 45
"Three Coins In A
FHA 1,2,3,45 GAA
152,3,45 Pep Club 35
Cheerleader 35 Statis -
tician 45 Chorus 1,253
Mixed Chorus 15
Play 45 Sa-Mor 45
ETHEL M. MOREY
"A Prety Girl Is Like
FHA 1,2,3,45 GAA 1,
2,3,4 Pep Club 35
Sa -Mor 4.
SEBENS CONCRETE PRODUCTS
Plant Phone - Mt. Zion 3260
Res. Phone - Decatur 3-5653
Plant on Route 36 at Long Creek
Baseball 1, Football
2,3,45 Track 2,3,45
Student Council 1,
3,45 Z C1ub5
Y-Teens 15 Dance
Club 15 Pep Club 3-
FHA 2.,3,45 GAA
2,3,4, Pres. 45 Sa-
Mor 45 Zionoiz 45
PFILE'S CAMERA SHOP
100 E. Prarie - Decatur, Ill.
"Little Things Mean
Band 1,25 Play 35
Manager 45 Zionoiz
45 Library 3,4.
NELDA A. NIHISER
"Someone To Watch
FHA 1,2,3,45 GAA
1,2,3,45 Band 1,25
Sa-Mor 45 Pep Club 3.
"The Oldest, Yet
The Newest Thing"
FHA 1,2,3,45 Chorus
1 25 Pep Club 1.
7 Hour Film Developing and Printing RONALD
Bring your films in at 9:30, ready at 4:30 P.M. SCHNEIDERJAN
All your films will be placed "Sl1id"
in a ermanent album "Blue Skies"
"I Got Rhythm"
Football 1,25 Man-
ager 3,45 Z Club 45
at no extra cost 22 Baseball 2,3,4.
"In The Middle of
Class Treasurer lg
Chorus 15 Science
DAVID I.. YODER
"Give Me The
FFA l,2,3,4, Reporter
45 Chorus l,2.
Fl-IA 1,z,a,4, chorus
1,25 sa-Mor 4.
FI-IA l,2,3,45 GAA
1,2,3,45 Pep Club 35
Cheerleader 45 Sa-
Mor 45 Zionoiz 4.
GREIDERS CAFE and CAFETERIA
Main and Water Main and William
"Ain't She Sweet"
FHA z,a,4, GAA 4,
"On The Sunny Side
of the Street"
Band l,Z,3,45 FI-IA
1,2,45 Sa-Mor 45
Zionoiz 45 Honor
Society 45 Salutato-
DONNA LEE WEST
FHA l,2,3,4, Treas-
Secretary 2,3, Camp
45 Sa-Mor 45 Play
3,45 Zionoiz 45 Of-
C and F CAFE
ELAM'S CARD and GIFT SI-IOP "Real Good Food"
Route 128 Dalton City, Illinois Dalton City, Illinois
WAYNE E. WILLLAMS
"Walking and Whistl-
Class Vice President
2,3,43 FFA 1,2,3,43
Vice President 35
President 45 Z Club
2,3,43 President 43
Football 1 2 3 4'
1 2 1 ' "Time On My Hands"
Basketball 45 Track
2,35 Class Play 3,43
"Five Minutes More
FHA 1,2,3,45 Histo-
rian 4, GAA 1,2,3,4
Band 1,25 Sa-Mor 4.
HMV Friend.. "Creen Years"
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ALL FOR YOU
We the Senrors belng of sound bodv and m1nd do bequeath to all our
classmates and faculty as deslgnated rn the followrng passages all our most
valuable possessrons In Ih1S year one thousand nrne hundred and flfty e1ght
Anno Dommr to wrt
I Sam Fonner bestow upon Charles Ruble my unusual talent for pesterrng all
the pretty glrls
Pat Starbody w1ll my good drsposmon to John Hood
Mlke Hector leave many happy years to Mr Mllnor
Paul Huss leave my backward ways to R1chard Terry
Betty Hrckenbottom w1ll my pretty blonde halr to Margaret DeVore
Carol Cooley leave my drmples to Margaret Morgan
Dean Grant leave and won t be back
Sandy McQueen leave lf the teachers w1ll let me
Roger Hufford leave my sloppy shots 1n basketball to Larry Karl
Judy Walters leave my ab111ty to graduate 1n four years to Barbara Atchtson
Sharon Castleman bequeath my blush to Ted Hector
Sharon Phelps w1ll my grft for gab to Fred Hector
Sharon Eaton w1ll my art1st1c ab1l1ty to my s1ster Donna
Robert Mandrell w1ll my crew harr cut to Fred Btlbrey
Howard Htte leave the town cop and Justtce of the peace to B111 Ekrss
Elleen Wrcklrne w1ll my ab111ty to talk ID phystcal educatron study hall to
I George Sadomytschenko leave my brother John to carry on alone
I Ethel Morey w1ll my small stature to Sally Merrrs
I Wayne Wtllrams leave my chatr haultng dUI1CS to George Warner
I 11m Reedy leave my pos1t1on as busrness manager of the Z1ono1z to anyone
who wants ll
Phyllts Buoy w1ll my ttdy hab1ts toJacqu1l1ne Parks
Davtd Yoder w1ll my rnterest 1n farmrng to Hamer Trpsword
Jerry Bowles w1ll my good looks to Paul Bllyeu
Margle Hector wrll my w1nn1ng smrle to Steve Allrson
Roger Gadberry w1ll my place as flrst 1n the lunch room llne to B11ly Benton
Pat Shrelds w1ll my vlgorous ambrtron to Dave Henderson
Ron Schnlederjan leave my backward ways around the glrls to Larry Henry
W G Graven bequeath my posmon on the football bench to J1m Frsher
Nelda N1h1ser leave to start housekeep1ng
Kenny Curry w1ll my p1tch1ng arm to Gary Trulock
We Edwlna Morrrs and J1m Ellls wrll our last warnlng to Jerry Underwood and
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Here rs that Old Gang Of Mme ten years hence
When Sandy and I were tourlng the country we decxded to stop rn New
York Crty to Vl.S1I Lmda Lourash who IS executxve secretary to Rodney Txlman
Stnce her boss IS the head of the Amerrcan Televrston Corporatron she was
able to 1nform us that several other of our former classmates were now makrng
the1r headquarters 1n the c1ty Luck1ly wetwere able to catch June Benton
her steller performance as Luddy Spears ln that Broadway smash Here IS
Luddy and to admxre the scenery palnted by that well known set des1gner
Mardelle Sldwell before our plane took off for Chrcago Enroute a sudden
storm necessrtated a forced landtng but when we cllmbed out to frnd our
selves rn the mxddle of a corn fleld we were surprrsed to see the owner Dale
Ford commg toward us So srncerely d1d he welcome us that we d1dn t mtnd
the sudden change 1n our plans Before leavrng the next day we learned that
Barbara Barnett was l1v1ng rn the nearby c1ty where she was teachxng the
klndergarten We also ran 1nto Donna West the teletype operator at the alr
port and Francls Sanders wa1t1ng camera tn hand for the next fl1ght to ar
r1ve so hrs prctures could make the next ed1t1on Boardtng our plane we were
surpnsed to meet our stewardess for th1s fl1ght Jamce Wlegand and to d1scover
that one of our fellow passengers was Bobbt McCoy who was return1ng to De
catur to resume her teachrng dut1es after a short week end V1S1I w1th Peggy
Hyland Peggy was a very successful career grrl employed as executrve pr1
vate secretary IH the Murdock Company From Bobbl we learned that Jerry
Gulledge was now the manager of the Tolly store 1n Decatur Arnvrng frnally
rn Chrcago who should we see getttng off another fl1ght but Janet Artze She
had come to the clty 1n her capaclty as buyer for Block and Kuhl Company
but also to v1s1t Carol Sue Klaska execuuve accountant to John Bldwell of the
Bldwell Company At d1nner that evemng served under the personal d1rect1on
of Joyce Brlyeu owner of the Seven Oaks Restaurant we rel1ved old memorles
whtle enjoymg the mustc of D1ck Burcham whose orchestra 1ncluded another
old frtend Phrllrp Bulla Early the next mormng we phoned the a1rport to
1nqu1re about our next fl1ght and recogmzed the vo1ce of Sharon Brown
who as reservattontst gave us our ltrnerary Before leavrng Chrcago our
path crossed that of Larry Arthur the used car dealer who we saw demonstrat
mg one of hrs cars As we were ready to contmue our fl1ght the next day
Sandy was suddenly called home So our tour had to be postponed However
we had thoroughly enjoyed the expenence of meetlng some of our former
Mt Zton classmates
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This year was a busy one for the Junior Class. We sponsored the Homecoming Dance, at which Larry
Henry reigned as King.
Our class contributed quite a number of boys to football, basketball, and track: Darrell Schuman,
Bill Ekiss, Larry Henry, Ralph Coate, Jim Engle, Ted Hector, Jerry Howard, Gary Mahannah, Dickie
Tilton, Richard Terry, Chuck Morris, and Bob Howell. Judy Kondritz and Sharon Sunderland as cheer-
leaders cheered our boys on. l-lead majorette from our class was Virginia Thompson.
We sponsored a chili supper preceding a football game, and a sock hop after a basketball game. In
December, our class sold magazines. The class was divided into two groups headed by captains Lana
Heathcock and Richard Tilton. The winning team was Lana's.
The Junior Play was held in the spring.
At the end of the school year we honored the Seniors by giving the Junior-Senior Prom. We have en-
joyed this year very much, and are looking forward to a busy year as Seniors.
Our class sponsors were Miss Moran, Mrs. Berner, and Mr. Bucy.
Class officers were:
Larry Henry, president
Ralph Coate, vice-president
Glenda Sheets, secretary
Lana Heathcock, treasurer
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Phone 8-9322 We Give S 8:1-l Green Stamps
We have just completed our second year at Mt. Zion l-ligh School. This
year we had many boys participating in the sports program. They were,
John Sadomytschenko, Leland Williams, Lynn Davis, Paul Bilyeu, Richard
Lee, Danny Benton, and Gary Trulock.
Our class has contributed two cheerleaders, Sharon Hood and Dale
Workman, and two majorettes, Deanna Karch and Judy Myers, who have
greatly helped in promoting our school spirit.
Mary York reigned as Queen of the Homecoming Dance. We presented
a Variety Show which seemed to be enjoyed by all. The various acts were
introduced by Leland Williams. The band played two selections, "The
Happy Whistler," and "Singing The Blues." Ronnie Patterson and Gary
Trulock presented a comedy skit. John Sadomytschenko played several
songs on his accordion and also on the piano. Karen Steele, Joyce Good-
paster, and Sharon Hardy sang three songs. There were other entertaining
features. Mrs. DeVine and Mrs. Grundler were our sponsors.
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" HERE OR WHE "
Our first year in high school, the year we have long awaited, has
finally come and very quickly gone. Our class, consisting of eighty-one
members, is the largest of the four in high school. Two majorettes,
Francis Thompson and Kay Underwood, were chosen from our class.
Carol Sue Britton and Diana Sphar as cheerleaders rallied our boys.
Those boys who participated in sports were Sherman Jones, Nelson Cow-
gill, Bobby Kondritz, Corky Schribner, Errol Lee Bowman and Kenny
Benskin. We have done much this year, and its memories will always
be with us.
Our class sponsor was Mr. l-ligdon.
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"SIDE BY SIDE"
Meeting every other month, the High School PTA's aim is closer harmony between the home and the school. By
affording an opportunity for parents to meet with and converse with the teachers and each other, the PTA is ably
furthering this aim.
The theme for this year's work has been, getting acquainted. Each of the five meetings has stressed a special
and high lights of the year. The average attendance this year had been thirty -five, although the paid membership is
about two hundred.
Officers for this year were Mrs. Stanford Gosnell, president, Mrs. Elvin Klaska, vice-president, Mrs. Vesta Huf-
ford, secretaryg and Mrs. Clifford McCoy, treasurer.
The Advisory Council is a lay body which works to improve our schools, through studying problems associated
with our educational system. Devoted to the cause of better schools within our unit, the group has been active this
year in promoting the campaign to pass the bond issue. From time to time during the year they have also acted to
inform the public and the school board concerning the needs of our unit.
Officers of the Council this year were: Mr. Robert Highley, president, Mrs. Clifford McCoy, vice -presidentg and
Mrs. Harriet Napierski, secretary-treasurer. Meetings were held on the second Monday of every month. It has about
twenty -five active members.
Much credit goes to this group of conscientious persons, who give of their time and talent to improve our
schools and therefore our community.
aspect of this theme, to wit: get acquaintedg our school board at workg know our schoolsg future needs of our schools,
NACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE"
STANDING Coate, Trulock, Cowg111 Sadomytschenko, Henry SEATED Robmson, Eaton, Am
man Kondntz, Grant, Trpsword Wllhams, Heathcock, Sheets
The Mt Zron Student Councrl ts an orgamzanon composed of offrcers from each class The councrl
acts as a governrng agent of the student body and Mr Brent Mrlnor acts as faculty sponsor
Among the purposes of the Councrl are to welcome new students and to acquarnt them w1th the
school to establrsh a code of conduct and to burld the school sprrrt Several proJects were undertaken
and promotrng more co operatron between puprls and teachers
The Councrl consrsts of thrrteen members who met once each month The actrng presrdent thrs year
was Wayne W11l1ams
Thrs Student Councrl deserves a vote of thanks from the ent1re student body for the progress rt has
made and for the numerous advantages rt has afforded the students of Mt Zron
Presrdent Wayne Wrllrams
Vrce Presrdent -Glenda Sheets
Secretary Treasurer Lrnda Robmson
Sponsor Mr Brent Mrlnor
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"NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT"
The National Honor Society was organized for the first time last year. Election into
this honor group is attained by outstanding achievement in four areas: scholarship,
character, leadership, and service.
The aims of the organization are to make our school a better one, to promote field
trips and College Day trips, to help choose the students for the citizenship and Ameri-
can Legion awards, and to advance high school loyalty.
The National Honor Society is a nation-wide organization. Its members are recog-
nized in all schools as those who have made the most of their talents and of the oppor-
tunities their school had to offer them.
This year we elected a committee from our members to assist in the final selection
of a recipient of the DAR award. The candidates were presented to the faculty for a
final choice and the representative of our school was Carol Sue Klaska.
President Judy Fulk
Vice President Helen Jones
Secretary Glenda Sheets
Treasurer Jeannie King
Sponsors Mrs DeV1ne, Mrs Grundler Mr Johnson
STANDING Jones Steele Mr Johnson, Mrs DeVme Mrs Gruendler, Harris, Fulk Eaton, Klaska
SEATED Lourash, B1ankensh1p,Tru1ock Nein, Wells King J Fulk Sheets Nes1er,l-hlton, Kondritz
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"ALL OF MY LIFE"
The Future l-lomemakers of America is open to those interested in the field of home
economics. The year began with an officers meeting, followed by a dinner, to plan the
year's program. On September 19, the first business meeting was held to plan a Slumber
Party and a Hobo Day for October 16 and 17. On October 26, some members attended
the Sectional FHA and Vocational Home Economics meeeing at Hartsburgh, Illinois.
To help sponsor a Christmas Dance, a square dance was held on November 8 and a
Bake Sale on December 7. The dance, entitled Winter Wonderland, was held on De-
February was the month for initiations and degrees, while March brought the Sadie
Hawkins Party. On April 16, the FHA girls sponsored a Banquet in honor of their
Mothers at the Colonial Restaurant. The annual Style Show and Tea was held on May
15, ending the 1957-1958 year for the Future Homemakers of America.
Song Leader-June Benton
Project Chairman-Sandy McQueen
"WITH THESE HANDS"
The Future Farmers of Amenca Chapter of Mt Zron had thrrty three members thrs year A nanonal
Organrzatton the FFA s purpose IS to tram present and prospectrve farmers to effrcrency 1n farmtng
Our chapter has been very actrve th1s year On October 8 a Leadershtp Trammg School at Wapella
was attended by several of our members Followmg a drnner dtscusston groups were orgamzed where
varrous toptcs perunent to FFA leadershrp and publtctty were drscussed On October 14 the Natronal
Conventton of the FFA was held 111 Kansas Crty Our chapter was represented by s1x delegates Dunng
December and January we sold seeds shoe shrne frre extrngutshers an freshner pamt rust solvent screw
drrvers and cans of a1r deoderant In February we partrctpated tn a poultry and gram Judgmg contest at
srxth mdtvrdually tn the poultry Judgmg rn a freld of srxty f1ve partxctpants Our annual Father Son
Banquet was held on March 6 rn the Juntor I-hgh All Purpose Room There were 132 people present Ph11l1p
Green sectron 16 FFA Vrce Presrdent gave a talk and a frlm Trm s Chorce was shown Thrs year we
have purchased a new arr compresser for our shop and srgns whrch w1ll be put up next fall to advertrse
Presrdent Wayne Wrlhams
V1ce Presrdent Dale Ford
Sentmel Gary Trulock
Treasurer Bob Julrus
Secretary Larry Fathauer
Sponsor Mr Bucy
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Atwood. The poultry team won fifth place and the grain team got ninth place. Darrell Schuman placed
"YOUN G AT HEART"
The Girl's Athletic Association has a program which is based on both social and sport activities and
is open to all high school girls. Its primary activities are: baseball, volleyball, skating, miniature golf,
basketball, bowling, swimming, and dancing.
Individual points ard given to each girl for attending and participating in the activities of the
club. A girl must earn seventy -five points a year in order to receive her four awards, which are a shield
a letter, a block and a state shield. The first two of these are local awards, but the last two are
state awards. These are given out by Miss Jean Watts, the club sponsor, in the spring.
Some of the other activities of the year included a Thanksgiving Dance, several sock hops, a State
Bowling Tournament, and a fall Play Day.
President - Sharon Phelps
Vice-President - Glenda Sheets
Secretary -Jeanie King
Treasurer - Marge Hector
Intramural Chairman - Pat Kelley
Recording Secretary - Janice Cochran
Sponsor - Miss Jean Watts
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Edrtor Sharon Phelps and her staff along wrth the frnancral wrzardry of Bustness Manager Janre Good
paster carrres on the tradrtron of top news for the student body throughout the year The co operatrve
efforts of the complete staff produced a frne paper publrshed on the last Frrday of each month that was
enjoyed by all 'lt Zron students
The sports department under the leadershrp of Barbara McCoy and June Benton provrded many frne
feature storres about Mt Zron athletes and carrred up to the mrnute coverage of all sports
Socrety Peggy Hyland rn charge set a hrgh tn coverage for that department of the newspaper
Many problems arose durrng the year whtch threatened the exrstence of the Sa Mor but all were
successfully met and drsposed of by the staff and sponsor Wrthout the leadershrp of Mrs Sp1ttler the
sponsor and the Transcrrptron class the Sa Mor could not have had the successful year whrch rt has
Edrtor Sharon Phelps
Ass t Ildrtor Lrnda Lourash
Busrness Manager ,Tame Goodpaster
Local Edrtor Peggy Hyland
Art Edrtors Sharon Eaton Phyllrs Buoy
Copy Edrtor Janrce Wergand
Sports Edrtors Bobbr McCoy June Benton
Reporters and Typrsts Erleen Wrcklrne Carol Sue Klaska Sharon Castleman Pat Starbody Barbara
Barnett Donna West Sharon Brown Nelda Boyer Ethel Morey Judy Walters and Carol Cooley
Sponsor Mrs Sprttler
C0mP11m9HtS Of HOURANS FLORISTS
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Deadlrnes deadhnes and more deadlrnes had to be met by the members of the Zronorz staff to
publrsh the 1958 Zronorz Edrtor Carol Sue Klaska spent many a nrght worryrng about frnal deadlrnes and
her staff worked drlrgently besrde her Wednesday meetrngs of the staff were always a trme of last
mrnute rnstructron edrtrng double checkrng and fun
Handlrng of detarls and management of the publrcatrons staff produced long ntghts of work for the
Ass t edrtors Barbara Barnett and Janet Artze Bustness Managers ,hm Reedy and Howard Hrte balanced
the budget Sharon Eaton lrterary edrtor and her assrstant Pat Starbody checked copy submrtted her by
We wrsh to thank Mr Walter Pyle and hrs assrstants for therr frne Job of photography Wrthout the
capable Ieadershrp of the always patrent Mrss Lucrlle Purcell the Zronorz Sponsor the yearbook could
not have been publrshed We the edrtors srncerely thank you who have helped to make our 1958 Zron
o1z a realrty
Edrtor Carol Sue Klaska
Ass t Edrtors Barbara Barnett Janet Artze
Busrness Edrtors 11m Reedy Howard Hrte
Copy Edrtor Sharon Eaton
Ass t Copy Edrtor Pat Starbody
Sports Edrtors Wayne Wrllrams Sam Fonner
Ass t Sports Edrtors -George Sadomytschenko Roger Gadberry
Class Edrtor Donna West
Feature Edrtor Kenny Curry Dean Grant
Ass t Feature Edrtor Robert Mandrell
Organrzatrons Edrtors Sharon Castleman June Benton
Typrsts Bobbr McCoy Sharon Phelphs Peggy Hyland and Janre Goodpaster
Jr Assrstants Helen Jones Jeanre Krng
Sponsor Mrss Purcell
Complrments of Complrments of
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The Mt Zron Band drrected by Mr John Hunt gave our school spurt the lrft rt needed thrs year by
playrng for all of the home football and basketball games In the football season the band drsplayed ex
cellent sk111 rn formatron marchrng durrng the half trme
Performrng w1th the band at every game thrs year were the maJorettes Our frve maJorettes were
V1rg1n1a Thompson drum malorette Kay Underwood Frances Thompson Deanna Karch and Judy
Among the performances thrs year the band gave a concert February 13 tn the gym and also pro
vtded entertamment for the Chrrstmas program
B1ll Page featured artrst wtth the Lawrence Welk band was the guest solorst wrth the Macon County
Honor Band 1n a concert February 6 rn the Ktntner Gym The band was made up of students represent
mg hrgh schools rn Macon County Mt Zron students who took part were Karen Steele Jean Krng
Lrnda Nesler and Bob Metxner
Presrdent Larry Henry
Vrce Presldent Bob Jultus
Treasurer Jeame Ktng
Secretary Karen Steele
Sponsor Mr John Hunt
259 S Park St
LET S ALL SING LIKE THE BIRDIES SING
The Mt Zron Grrls Chorus has been another busy year of outstandmg performances The full schedule
rf the chorus has mcluded a concert at the Macon County Teachers Instrtute on March 7 at Lakevrew
l-lrgh School a Chrrstmas program at Mt Zron and a sprrng concert rn May also at Mt Zron
There were many superror performances by mdrvrdual members of the group rn the Drstrrct Hrgh
School Musrc Contest Jane Goodpastor recerved a f1rst place rn gtrls medrum vorce Sharon Hardy
chorus won a frrst rn the chorus event The grrls all competed rn the State Mustc Contest at Rock Island
Under the capable drrectron of Mrs Tagg the Mt Z1on Chorus has completed another successful
year of entertarnmg performances
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Joyce Goodpastor, Judy Kondritz and Glenda Sheets won first in the girls single ensemble. The girls
THESE WILL BE THE GOOD OLD DAYS
TWENTY YEARS FROM
The Z Club 15 the major athleuc organrzauon at Mt Zron Hrgh Members of thrs club are letter
wlnners rn maJor sports One of the ch1ef arms of the Z Club 1S to foster good sportsmanshxp
One of the projects proposed by the club thrs year was the erectron of a bulletrn board at the north
end of the gymnas1um Here were to be hsted the 1nd1v1dual county track records of the Mt Zron ath
letes Thrs proJect was started th1s year and wrll be contrnued next year To take care of the fmanclal
consrderatrons mvolved decals were sold by the members
The Z Club was headed by Wayne W11l1ams w1th Larry Henry as vrce presrdent Dale Ford and Sam
Fonner as Sergeants at Arms Ralph Coate as Secretary Treasurer Under the capable gurdance of
Coach Parks the club has made many advancements thrs year
The members ofthe club represent outstandmg athletlc sk11l The club trres to stlmulate an lnterest
rn sports and to acknowledge superror athletrc abrhty and good sportsmanslup
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"TELL ME WHY"
The Sc1ence Club m 1tS ftrst acttve year of orgamzatron has some twenty members Its purpose to
promote rnterest tn scrence was reached by 1nd1v1dual selectton of projects rn math and sctence In
some cases two or three members chose a project Jorntly to mvestrgate but no club projects were un
dertaken Club meetmgs were held twlce monthly at 7 00 o clock rn the eventng
A Sc1ence Farr was held by the club on March 13 on the stage of the gymnastum Here each mem
ber demonstrated or explamed hrs spec1al proJect On March 22 the club attended the Open House of
the College of Engmeermg of the Umverstty of llltnors rn Champatgn The Distrrct Sc1ence Farr of
the Ill1norsJun1or Academy of Sctence held on Apr1l 12 at Normal and the State Sc1ence Farr also
sponsored by the Jumor Academy held on May 10 at Champatgn were also attended by the club
The Jumor Academy IS composed of Jumor hrgh and hrgh school scrence students of Ill1no1s At
present there are over 8000 members Therr state headquarters 15 at Southern Ill1no1s Umversrty 'l'h1s
year the D1str1ct Sc1ence Fan exh1b1ted over 382 projects an rncrease of 30010 over last year Tlus 1n
creased mterest rn scrence was also nouceable rn our hrgh school classes thrs year by an rncrease rn
enrollment of 25 30010 over prevtous years
Sc1ence Club Offtcers
Prestdent Lyle Lathrop
V1ce Presrdent Fred B1lbrey
Secretary Treasurer Dtck Hooper
Sponsors Mr Johnson Mr Pyle
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I Need You Now
Thrs year several senror grrls of the transcrrpuon class were selected to work tn the offtce durtng one
penod every day The1r tasks mcluded answenng the phone typmg letters takmg drctatron prckmg up
the absent sllps and runntng errands Bes1des helprng the secretary Mrs Mull these grrls were gatmng
valuable experxence rn offrce work and were puttrng rnto practtce techn1ques learned 1n the1r transcrrp
tron class The g1r1s who devoted the1r trme each day for these rewards were Peggy Hyland Barbara
Barnett Carol Sue Klaska Donna West and janet Artze
It s In The Book
Several students volunteered thts year to act as student hbrary assrstants Each pertod of the day
would frnd one or more of these assrstants checkmg out books stamprng books srgnrng passes returmng
books to the shelves and helptng students to drscover how or where to frnd drfferent books
A Sprrng Conference of Student Lrbrary Assrstants held on Aprtl 12 at Clrnton was attended by
several of our lrbrary assrstants Drscussron groups were questrons pertrnent to the tasks of the assrstants
were stressed were a feature of the conference
Those students who acted as Lrbrary Assrstants thrs year were Sharon Castleman Jane Goodpaster Jrm
Reedy Sharon Hardy Sandra McQueen and Carol Sue Klaska
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The annual Mt. Zion Homecoming, sponsored by the Junior Class, followed the Lovington football
game this year, on Friday, September 27. "Touchdown Time" was chosen by the class as this year's
The gym was decorated with red and white streamers, coming from the sides and ends to the center,
thereby creating the false ceiling. A basket of colored balloons overhead at the center of the gym, was
released during the dance. At the north end of the gym, goal posts signified victory, with the words,
"Touchdown Time." For the stage, the juniors had created a backdrop depicting a football player, and
had decorated the throne for the new queen and king - Mary York and Larry Henry.
This ceremony came during the dance intermission, with last year's queen, Nancy Curry and king,
Jerry Bundy, placing the crowns upon the heads of the new queen and king. The freshman attendants,
Marla Sheets and Jim Partlow, led the procession, followed by Janice Cochran and Lyle Lathrop, and
Janice Weigand and Jim Ellis. Crown bearers were Della dnd Cookie Comstock.
Dancing to Bill Oetze1's orchestra was resumed after the crowning of the queen and king, and con-
tinued until twelve o'clock, Coffee and cookies were served in the gym foyer during the dance.
"SKIP TO MY LOU"
Shortly after school began on September srxth to be exact the Junror Class sponsored the frrst square
dance of the season Jack Rafferty s band furnrshed the musrc
Followrng the Lakevrew football game on October srxteenth the Senror Class held a square dance
rn the gym to whrch the publrc was rnvrted Jack Rafferty s band agarn played w1th B111 Rutherford as
The PTA provrded entertarnment for the young and old people of the communrty by holdrng a square
dance on Halloween and agarn on December srxth
The busy holrday season precluded any square dances for the rest of the month And an unusually
full calender 3CI1V1Iy wrse for January and February resulted rn rts betng March before another square
seventh and the twenty frrst Here aga1ntheP T A and the Senror Class sponsored these events
Roundrng out the scheduled square dances for the school year was the last one held on Aprrl eleventh
wrth the senrors agarn actmg as hosts
Although rn total number of dances held thrs year we may have fallen below prevrous years st1ll
those who attended would be the frrst to enthusrasncally proclarm a rewardrng evenrng ensued from each
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dance was scheduled. During the month though, two Friday nights were set aside for dancing - the
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The Senior Class presented their play, "Take It Easy," at the High School Gymnasium on Friday,
November fifteenth. The action in this three -act farce -comedy took place at Highgate House, the home
of erratic Mrs. Highgate,who in her desire to maintain her social position desired to have her portrait
painted. Continually forgetting names and mistaking identities, she soon has three painters working on
this portrait--a true artist, Tom Laurence, a house painter, Lon Torence, and an uninvited guest, John
Florenz, the last followed by Beagle Jones, the "human bloodhound" detective.
Complications naturally arise from this situation which become more complex by a queer malady,
pocketitis, from which the maid, Florence, suffers, by the timid love of Phillip, the butler, for herg by
the whirlwind courtship of the cook by the ever -hungry, house painter, by the cook's dislike for the
mischievous yard boy, Arthurg and by the attempts of Tom to obtain permission to win Nancy, the
daughter of Mrs. Highgate.
Outstanding performances were given by the entire cast--a cast which obviously has enjoyed their
SOFT LIGHTS A D SWEET MUSIC
Approprrately choosrng Autumn Leaves as therr theme the GAA
sponsored a Thanksgrvrng Dance on Frrday November twenty second
Although decoratrons were kept at a mrmmum the theme was
everywhere evrdent The stage doors spelled out the words of the
theme and a tree rn the center of the dance floor was covered wrth
paper leaves rn autumn colors
Musrc was furmshed by the D1x1elanders Band and dancrng was
enjoyed from elght thlrty untrl
eleven thrrty Refreshments for
thrs semr form rl affa1r eonsrsted
of eookres and cold drrnks or
A Chrrstmas Dance was held rn the Hrgh School Gymnasrum on December thrrteenth Musrc was furnrshed by
Paul Dalamas and hrs orchestra
Decoratrons were planned rn accordance wrth the season A beauufully lrghted and decorated Chrrstmas tree
graced the center of the dance floor whrle on the stage a snowman suggested the seasonal aspect of the theme
Thls theme was furthur dramatlzed wrth the words Wrnter Wonderland spelled out across the stage curtarns
Strands of crepe paper across the cerlrng added to the festrveness of the oeeasron wh1le tne wmdows depleted
drfferent Chrlstmas scenes
Co sponsors of th1s semx formal dance were the FHA and the FFA
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To celebrate St Patrrck s Day the Senror Class sponsored a semr formal dance thrs year held rn the
gymnasrum on Frrday March fourteenth from seven thlrty to ten thrrty
Decoratrons were concerved wtth the day rn mrnd A false cellrng deprctrng a huge green shamrock
of crepe paper agarnst a background of srlver forl was strung flat across the cerlrng The words of the
theme spelled out rn whrte letters were attached to the stage doors surrounded by green shamrocks of
varrous SIZCS At the oppostte end of the gymnasrum was a wrshmg well contatnrng the blarney stone
Dance programs rn the shape of shamrocks were grven to each couple as a memento of the evenrng
Refreshments of 11me punch and cookles were served at the tntermrssron after whrch danclng con
trnued to the mus1c of the DIXICIHIICICIS
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The Juntor Class presented therr play The Barretts of Wrmpole Street by Rudolr Besrer at erght
o clock on Aprrl 11 and Aprrl 12 at the Hrgh School Gymnastum
The Play takes place rn London rn May of 1845 Elrzabeth Barrett 15 a frarl pale woman who has no
desrre to lrve unt1l she meets Robert Brownrng and they fall rn love
Henrletta and Arabel Elrzabcth s slsters both feel sorry for her Henrretta IS rn love w1th Captam
Surtus Cook but Papa qurckly puts a stop to that
Papa rs a very vrcrous and mean person l-le wants no one tn h1s famlly to go out or have frrends 1n
He has hrs own chrldren hatlng hrm
Eltzabeth and Robert Brownlng plan to get marrted secretly and then go to Italy Elrzabeth 1nv1tes
Wllson her mard and companlon to accompany her to Italy and W1lson ts glad to get away from Edward
Papa lashes out cruelly when he frnds that Elrzabeth has left htm
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A serres of specral assembly programs were scheduled thrs year augmented by several pep assemblres
On Frrday September srxth the erght cheerleaders for 1957 58 were selected by the student body The
followrng week the frrst pep assembly for the Newman football game was conducted by these cheer
Three specral assembly programs were grven rn October On the fourth we were favored wrth a
Varrety Show presented by the Sophomore Class Leland Wrllrams served as master of ceremonres for
the program and capably presented therr frne array of talent Included were rnstrumental numbers solos
comedy readrngs and pantomrmes The grand frnale was a style show deprctrng the latest attrre of a
mrlk mard the outfrt of a well dressed scrub woman approprrate evenrng wear typrcal mornrng attrre
and pajamas of the year The student body greatly apprecrated the efforts of the sophomores and all
Jorned rn to say well done
On October twentreth Jrm Lynch entertarned us wrth hrs feats of archery such as shootrng from be
hrnd hrs back shootrng from on top of hrs head shootrng rollrng targets and shootrng two targets at
Then Mr Wrederman of the Bell Telephone Company gave us a demonstratron and talk on mrcro
wave magrc on October twentreth We were shown by use of a sender and a recerver how radro beams
are transmrtted through the arr and how these beams wrll not penetrate through a good conductor of
formed as well as monkeys and a cub bear all of whrch were trarned by the Brlchers
Our frrst pep assembly for the basketball season was held on November twentreth precedrng the
Arcola game The coach rntroduced the team and explarned some changes rn the rules for thrs year
The cheerleaders had prepared some new cheers for our benefrt These w1th the older yells plus the
school song rounded out thrs krckoff for basketball
In December we took trme out for two pep sessrons one precedrng the Warrensburg game and the
other to create enthusrasm for the Maroa game Here agarn our cheerleaders generated thrs enthusrasm
wrth the number and varrety of therr yells and by callrng on the coach for a few words
January twenty nrnth saw another specral assembly program Thrs trme George Jason actor comed
ran magrcran and musrcran entertarned the student body rn what they agreed to be a very emoyable
A talented cartoonrst Jake Noble entertarned us on March twenty erghth Startrng w1th a letter or
a number he qurckly created a frnrshed prcture rn thrs manner and even drew some prctures whrch
could be vrewed equally well upsrde down
Our specral assembly programs were rounded out for the year on Aprrl srxteenth wrth the appearan e
of Mr Monkman who presented a lecture on alcoholrsm
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year. Basketballs were always available and the boys usually monopolized these, at either end of the
gymnasium. A juke box with current records encouraged many to practice their latest dance steps dur-
ing this abbreviated period. The student council frequently changed these records so the very latest
favorites were available for dancing.
There were those who seemed to enjoy just visiting during the noon hour and every day saw groups of
these students either lounging along the sides of the gymnasium or earnestly engaged in some pressing
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On August twenty s1x flfty boys turned out to try for another cnampronshlp year of football Al
though lnexperlenced they worked very hard wrth thrs thought 1n mlnd The flrst tragxc blow h1t when
Wayne Wllllams had an emergency operat1on Thls left us wrth only one co captaln Small 1nJur1es
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On November 26, the Braves started off their twenty game schedule 1957-1958 basketball season, by
edging Arcola, 48-45. Accurate shooting and excellent rebounding were the deciding factors in this
game, but lack of height, evidenced here, plagued the team throughout the Season.
In the Lakeview Holiday Tournament, the Braves turned in an upset by tying for first place. Although
they found it difficult to get started, taking 20 shots before finally scoring against Maroa in the opener,
during the second game they sank over 5070 of their shots. On the last night against Lakeview, the team
went ahead in an overtime to tie for first place.
A second place trophy was won by the team in the Macon County Tournament. The school also won
the Sportsmanship Trophy. Although the Braves operated as a team, the leading scorer this year was
Sam Fonner, a repeat from last year, with 400 points.
Mt. Zion 59 Cerro Gordo 78 Macon County Tournament
Mt. Zion Niantic Zion 70 Blue Mound
Mt. Zion Sullivan Zi0I1 57 MBCOI1
Lakeview Tournament Z-iOf1 54 MHIOS
Mt. Zion Maroa Regional Tournament
Mt. Zion Tri City Zion 57 Eisenhower
Mt. Zion Lakeview Zion 48 Arcola
Zion 56 Lakeview
Zion 39 Warrensburg
Zion 47 MacArthur
Zion 58 Maroa
Zion 72 Tuscola
Zion 35 Niantic
Zion 56 Bethany
Zion 55 Atwood
Zion 77 Lovington
Zion 53 Warrensburg
Zion 68 Bethany
Zion 60 Lovington
Zion 53 Bement
Zion 45 Argenta
Zion 46 Maroa
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Sam Fonner J1m Ellts and Wayne Wll113mS led the Mt Z.1on team to therr th1rd stratght Macon
County Track Champronshrp on Aprtl 28 and brought back four trophtes from the event held th1s year at
Lakevtew Sam won the 100 and 220 yard dashes and the broad Jump whlle Jrm took both the low and
hrgh hurdle races and tred for fourth 1n the htgh Jump and Wayne won the 880 for the thtrd t1me rn
2 07 3 mlnutes shavlng three tenths of a second off the former mark The three relays the 440 fresh
man the 880 vars1ty and the m1le were all taken by the team
Mt ZION captured tts flfth strarght Cenors Conference Track Champronshlp on Apr1l 30 at Mrlltken
also wmnmg four trophtes Wayne W1l113mS Jrm Ellrs and B111 Eklss were double wmners Wayne tn the
880 and m1le hm 1n the hurdles and B111 tn the shot and dlscus Charles Moms won the pole vault The
freshman quartet of Erroll Bowman Larry Lourash Nelson COWg111 and Emmett Gosnell ran the 440
relay rn 50 3 seconds to break the record We also won the 880 relay and the m1le relay
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Seventeen players turned out for the baseball season thrs year SIHCS the state was unable to get the
home dlamond ready at Sprttler Woods all games were scheduled away Bad weather and track practlce
1nh1b1ted baseball practlce trme thrs season Of the scheduled ten games the team won one Durrng
therr flrst four games the team collected 31 runs while therr opponents were also collectmg 31 runs but
we won only 3g31l'lSI Lakevtew where we made 12 h1ts The leadlng batters thls season were Jeff
Davtson Ron Schnlederjan Ken Curry Sam Fonner and Roger Hufford Our prtcher Ken Curry was
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For the fxrst t1me golf was added to the 11st of sprrng sports thxs year at Mt Z1on More schools
the county are also 1nclud1ng thrs sport rn therr rosters Four nlghts each week the seven man team
golfers practlced at the Nelson Park Golf Grounds These seven were Lyle Lathrop Darrell Baldwln Gary
Cooper Drck Hooper Rrchard Lee and Ross McCullough
Two matches were played thrs sprrng wrth the McArthur l-lrgh School team and the Eisenhower Hxgh
School team both of whrch the Mt Z1on golfers lost Elghteen holes were played at each match and
f1ve members made up the team The wmners were decrded by match play not by total strokes
The seven players of the Mt Z1on team also held a seven way tournament of thelr own wrth each
playrng each other two I1'l'lCS Medals were awarded to the w1nners here Partly th1s was to create more
rncentrve and to fac1l1tate practlce for golf teams of the future
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On May 10 the Juniors entertained the Seniors Iaculty board members and their guests at the
Nichols Hotel in Decatur at the annual Junior Senior Banquet and Prom Using as their theme
to each guest as he entered These came in assorted colors and harmonized with every costume
Pineapples surrounded by palm leaves and lets served as center pieces at each table The program
also depicted an Hawaiian scene The meal was a smorgasbord and thus each particular taste could be
catered to and each appetite satisfied
Paul Dalamas and his orchestra played for the dance which followed the banquet
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"AREN'T YOU GLAD YOU'RE YOU?"
The annual Commencement of the Mt. Zion High School was held in the Gymnasium on Wednesday,
May 28, 1958 at 8:30 P.M..
Fifty-one graduating seniors marched to the stage as the processional was rendered by Mary Lou
Nein. After the invocation, offered by Reverend Raymond Bulla, Pat Starbody gave the salutatory ad-
dress. This was followed by a selection from the Girls' Chorus, and the Valedictory address by Sharon
Eaton. Mr. Ray Montgomery delivered the Commencement Address, entitled, "Five Peas in a Pod."
The following special awards were presented:
American Legion Awards ..............
DAR Award ..........
Bosch and Lomb Award . . .
Typing Award ........
Commerce Award . . .
Transcription Award .....
Yearbook Editor .........
Yearbook Business Manager . . .
DeKalb Award ..........
State Scholarship Winner ..,....
Scholarship to Valparaiso Univ .....
Betty Crocker Homemaking Award . . .
. Barbara Barnett
Carol Sue Klaska
. . . . Dean Grant
. . Sharon Phelps
Carol Sue Klaska
Carol Sue Klaska
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. . . .Dean Grant
Carol Sue Klaska
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"WE BELONG TO A MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY"
PLEASE THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN
THROUGH THE YEARS'
"THE SONG IS YOU"
Ai? y "wr11Yeu Remember?"
This journey down "Memory Lane" will become for us a
i Vliy, bek, treasure chest from which we may go "Drifting and Dreaming"
MO O' ofthe time "When We Were Young."
And as this 1958 Zionoiz takes its place "Among Our
Souvenirs," we hope that you too have recaptured your "Dream"
of the "Good Old Days."
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