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Richard Petersg W. D. Whiteg Robert Woolery, Sec.: Carl J
Wilson, Pres. 5 Nathan Stewartg Rex Haskettg Clayton Doll.
Superintendent of Unit
District No. 3
Boys Physical Education
Girls Physical Education
Junior High School
Junior High School
ROBIN LEDBETTER f
Guy Douglas, Henry Ferris,
Walter Odle , Robert Morrison,
Donald Zimmer, Willis Fort,
Dallas Gilbert, Sue Gilbert
Lora Carruthers, Leona Gaddis,
RICHARD MORGAN, Vice President
CHARLES ROY, President
Messenger 3, 4: Library 3, 4: Library
Vice -Pres. 4: Basketball 1, 2, 3.4:
Pep Club I, 2, 3, 4: "N" Club 2, 3,
4: "N" Club Sec. -Treas. 3: Band
3.4: Spanish Club 2, 3, 4: Spanish
Club Vice-Pres. 2: Glee Club 1,
2,3: Tomahawk 3,4: Tomahawk
Editor 4: Class officer 1.4: Class
Class Officer 4: Tomahawk 4: Base-
ball 3,4: Pep Club I,2,3,4: Pep
Club Vice-Pres. 4: Library Club
3.4: Messenger 3.4: F.F.A. l,2,
3, 4: F. F. A. Officer 2, 3, 4: F.F.A.
King 4: Track 3: Basketball Man-
ager 4: Class Play 3.
MR EUGENE HOWARD
NANCY LAWRENCE, Sec. -Treas.
Class Officer 4: Tomahawk 4:
Spanish Club 2, 3, 4: Band 1, 2, 3,
4: Pep Club I, 2, 3, 4: Library Club
2, 3, 4: Library Sec. -Treas. 4:
Messenger 2, 3, 4: Glee Club I, 2,
3, 4: G.A.A. I,2,3, 4: G.A.A.
Points Ch. 4.
M R. MAJOR DRAKE
Track 3: F.F.A. I,2,3,4g Glee
Club 1, 2:PepC1llb I, 2, 3, 4g Tom
IDA JANE ANDREWS
Tomahawk 4, Pep Club I,2,3,4g
Library 43 Messenger 4, F.H.A. I, -
2,3,4, G.A.A. 1.2, 3.4.
G.A.A. I,2. 3.43 F.H.A. 1,2, 3,
4: F.H. A. Officer 3,43 Glee Club
1, 2, 3, 4g Messenger 2, 3, 43 Li-
brary 2, 3. 4: Pep Club 1, 2, 3, 4,
Tomahawk 4, Carnival Court 3: Pep
Club I, 2, 3, 4g Library Club 2, 3, 4g
Messenger 45 Glee Club 2, 3,4g F.
H.A. 1, 2, 3.4: G.A.A. l,2, 3.4:
G.A.A. Sec. -Treas.: Class Play
Messenger 3.4: Library 3,43 Pep
Club I,2, 3, 4g Basketball Ip Bas-
ketball Manager 4g N-Club 2, 3,45
Baseball 3,4g Tomahawk 4: Class
Tomahawk 4: Spanish Club 2, 3, 4:
Spanish Officer 3. 4:Bl.l1d 1.2, 3, 4:
Pep Club r,2, 3, 4: Pep Club Pres.
4: Library Club 2, 3, 4: Library Pres.
3: Messenger 2, 3, 4: Messenger Co-
Editor 3:G1ee Club 1, 2, 3, 4: F. H.
A. 2, 3, 4: F. H.A. Officer 3.4: G.
A.A. 1,z. 3.4: G.A.A. Pres. 4.
F.F.A. 1.2, 3.4: Pep Club I,2, 3,
4: Band 1, 'N' Club 2: Tomahawk
Transfer From Altarnounr 3: Pep
Club 3, 4: Tomahawk 4.
DONNA JEAN FORT .
Tomahawk 3. 4: Spanish Club 3, 4:
Homecoming Court 3: Pep Club I,
2, 3, 4: Library Club 2. 3.4: Mes-
senger I, 2, 3. 4: Glee Club 1, 2, 3,
4: F.I-l.A. l,2,4: G.A.A. 1.2,
Transfer from Stewardson 3: G. A.
A. 3: F.H.A. 3.4: G1ee Club 3.4:
Pep Club 3.4: Tomahawk 4.
Baseball 3, 4: Class Pres. 3: Toma-
hawk 4, Spanish Club 3, 4g Carnival
King 4: Basketball 3, 44 Pep Club 3,
45 Library Reporter 4, Messenger 4:
Octet 43 Glee Club 3,43 Track 3,
N-Club 4, Transfer from Madison
Tomahawk 43 Pep Club 4, Library
Club 4, Library 4: Messenger 4.
Glee Club Ig Pep Club I,2, 3, 4:
Basketball I, 2, 3,4gBaseba11 4: N-
Club 2, 3, 4, Tomahawk 4.
MARY ANN HARTKE
Class Sec. -Treas. Tomahawk
Asst. Editor 4: Pep Club I,2, 3,45
Library Club 2, 3.4, Messenger I,
2, 3, 4gG1ee Club 1, 2, 3, 4g F, 1-LA,
2, 3, 4: F. H. A. Officer 3, 4: G. A.
A. I,2,3,43 G.A.A. Reporter 3.
F.F. A. I,3,4g Pep Club 1.2, 3,43
CA ROL I ON ES
Transfer From Sumner 3: Cheer-
leader 3, 4: Homecoming Court 3:
Tomahawk 4: Band 3, 4: Octet 4:
Pep Club 3.4: Pep Club Sec.-
Treas. 4: Library Club 4: Messen-
ger 3,4: Messenger Co-Editor 3:
Glee Club 3,4: F.H.A. 4:G.A.
A. 3.4: Class Play 3.
Glee Club I,2: F.F.A. 1,2,3,4:
PepClub 1,2,3,4:Band 1: Toma-
G.A.A. I, 4: Glee Club I, 2, 3,4:
Messenger 3, 4: Library Club 2, 3,
4: Pep Club I, 2, 3, 4: Spanish Club
2, 3.4: Tomahawk 4.
Transfer from Mattoon: Glee Club
2: F.H.A. 3. 4: Messenger 4: Li-
brary 4: Pep Club 2, 3,4: Spanish
Club 2: Tomahawk 4, Class Play
Tomahawk 4: Pep Club I, 2, 3.4:
G.A.A. I,3,4gC-P166 Club 2,3,4g
Messenger 2, 3, 4g Library 2, 3, 45
Pep Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Spanish Club
2, 3, 4, Tomahawk 4.
F.F.A. l,2,3,4: Tomahawk 45
Glee Club 1,23 S
Pep Club I,2,3,
panish Club 2,
45 Library Club
Messenger 3, 4: Library Club 3, 4,
PepC1ub 1, 2, 3, 4, Basketball I, 2,
3.4, Basketball Captain 4,C8l'l'li'
va1Court1g "N" Club 2, 3,45 "N"
Club Officer 3, 45 Baseball 1, 2, 3,
4: Tomahawk 4.
Tomahawk 456163 Club ,1, 2, 3, 4:
F. H.A, 2, 3, 4:PepC1Llb 3, 45 Mes-
Tomahawk 45 Glee Club 2: Span
ishClub 3g Pep Club 3,45 Messen
ger 49 F.H.A. 2. 3.
MARY ANN SCHUTTE
Transfer From Sigel 3: Library Club
4: Messenger 3. 4: G. A. A. 3. 4:
Pep Club 3, 4: Spanish Club 4: Glee
Club 3, 4: Tomahawk 4: Class Play
Transfer From Martoon 2: Toma-
kawk4: F.F.A. 2.4: Cheerleader
2: Track 3: Pep Club 2. 3, 4: "N"
Library Club 2, 3, 4: Library Pres.
4: Messenger 2. 3.4: "N" Club 2.
3.4: Baseball 1.2, 3. 4: Pep Club
1.2, 3.4: Basketball 1.2. 3.4:
Track 3: Class Play 3: Spanish Club
2, 3, 4: Spanish Club Vice-Pres. 4:
Octet4:Class Officer I,2: Toma-
hawk 4: Glee Club 1.2, 3, 4.
Tomahawk4:F F A I 2 3 4 Pep
Tomahawk 4: Transfer From Mat-
toon 2: Library 4: Pep Club 2, 3.4:
F. F. A. 2, 3:Glee Club 2, 3: Class
ROY WA LK
F.H.A. 2, 3,4g Band I,2,3,4p Pep
Club I,2,3,4g G.A.A. I,2,3,4g
Messenger 4g Tomahawk 4.
Baseball 4g N-CIub 2, 3, 43 F.F.A.
I,2, 3,4g F.F.A. Pres. 49 Glee
Club Ig Messenger 45 Library Club
4g Pep Club I,2,3,4g Basketball
I,2,3g Carnival Court 33 Toma-
hawk 4g Class Vice-Pres. 3.
Class Officer I, 34 Tomahawk 45
Baseball 4g Basketball l,2,4g Pep
Club l,2,3,4g Library Club 3,41
Messenger 3,4g Glee Club Ip N-
Club 2, 3,4g Class Play 3,
Tomahawk 45 Messenger 4g G.A.
A. 3.4: Library Club 45 Pep Club
3,4g Band 3,4g Glee Club 3.4:
F.H.A. 3.45 F.H.A. Queen 4:
Transfer from Toledog Cheerleader
F.H.A. I,2,3,4g F H A Qfl er
2, 35 Glee Club 1, 2, 3,4g Spanish
Club 3,45 Pep Club I, 2, 3.4: Li-
brary Club 3, 4: G.A.A. r, 2, 3, 4g
G.A.A. Vice-Pres. 45 Messenger
3,4g Class Vice-Pres. 23 Toma-
We, the class of 1951, being about to pass out of this sphere of education,
in full possession of a crammed mind, a well-trained memory, and almost
superhuman understanding, do make public and declare this writing to be our
last will and testament, and do hereby revoke and make void all other testimo-
nialwritin b us heretofore made.
We would like to bestow these trifling requests to the following people:
To Mr. Drake, a longer piece of paper for detention UHIHCS,
an answer book, and a fountain pen.
To Mr. White, a good shop class.
To Mrs. Drake, a fountain pen, a stationary bookkeeping
key, a new typing machine to replace each old one.
To Mr. l-lance, some extra waste baskets, a reserve parking
place, and a periscope for catching detention bait.
To Mr. Chapplear, a hopped up Model A Ford for Driver's
To Mr. Hudson, a Neal Hudson Jr. . in hopes to improve the
Heoga High team.
To Mrs. Holladay, "scads" of sour notes in band, and our
unwillingness to "get down to business" in chorus.
To Mrs. Morgan, a new "leotard" and a never ceasing
growth of records.
To Mrs. Bell, a larger Home Ec. room and facilities.
To Mr. Palmer, a play castthat will not flirt while practic-
To Mr. Howard, an English class who will understand tran-
scendentalism, plus a larger library.
To Mr. Wente, a larger Advanced Algebra Class, and stu-
dents who will not laugh when warned of detention.
To Mr. Ledbetter, a class that attends every day.
To lvlr. Leming, more competitionwith his corny jokes, and
a helper for the Tomahawk.
To Miss Beals, the ability to get a matching ensemble to
match the ring she has.
To Mrs. McKinney, a better temper for SA.
To Mr. Jacobs, a baby girl with bright red hair.
I, Jack Anderson will my speed to Bud Warner.
I, Ida Jane Andrews will my quietness to Bob McKibben.
I, Norma Barrett will my rhinestone necklace to Betty
I, Betty Beals will my cute figure to any girl who wants to
be liked by all the Astray wolves.
I, Jack Beals will my big mouth and great sense of humor to
I, Pat Bushur will my tallness to the star on next years bas-
I, Bill Clark will my ability to make a nuisance of myself
to Delbert Spencer.
I, Jim Deadmond will my "Come hither look" to Duane
I, Donna. Fort will my letter correspondence to Donnette
I, Barbara Fry will my loud talk to Bill Alexander.
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I, Dick Grisham will my ability to sing to George Grube.
I, Doris Hagan will my curly hair to Mr. Chappelear.
I, Leo Hardesty will my mustache to Bob Wilson.
I, Mary Ann Hartke will my ability to assume an innocent
expression in time of trouble to Bob McKibben.
l, Odis Hatten will my books on Philosophy to Max Gilbert.
I, Carol Jones will my English teacher to anyone who will
I, Bob Koester willmy ability to enjoy school to Carl Wente.
I, Nancy lawrence will my T.V. Set to Physics Lab.
I, Barbara Moore will my ability to argue with Mr. Drake to
anyone who thinks they can get away with it.
I, Richard Morgan will my joke book to Marian Oakley.
I, Fern Nichols will my beguiling ways to Wilbur Biggs.
I, Amos Overmeyer will my uncanny ability to solve Physics
Problems to Don Parker.
I, Juanita Patrickwill my grades in Shorthand to anyone who
I, Charles Price will my ability to play poker on the bus to
I, Earl Price will my basketball abilities to the Jr. High so
Neoga High can beat T-Town.
l, Christine Pugsley will my ability to twist Mr. Howard a-
round my little finger to Jack McKibben.
I, Charles Roy will my ability to talk my way out of things
to all underclassmen who will need it.
I, Frances Schroeder will my book reports back to Mr.
I, Mary Ann Schutte will my book "A Hundred Ways To Get
A Man" to loan Pruitt.
l, Harold Starwalt will my ability to lollygag to Barbara
I, Don Stewart willmy -ability to withstand hard knocks while
playing basketball to Regis.
I, Roy Strohl will my list of dates to Don Kimery.
l, Harold Tipton will my ability to do work without working
to Bill Andres.
I, Maxine Walk will my ability in Drivers' Training to Alice
I, Roy Walk will my curly hair to Neil Nichols.
I, Bill Wente will my ability to keep coming to school on very
little sleep to all Juniors and Seniors after the Prom.
I, Rosemary White will my million dollar laugh to Martha Lee
I, Phyllis Wilson will my position in the alto section of Chorus
to Darletta Fosbinder.
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I picked up the evening edition of the Neoga-Trowbridge paper, and started to
scan through it. A column on the front page caught my eye. It. read: This Is Your
Life seen each Thursday night from 8 to 9 P. M. on NTBS. This Thursday May Z6,
1961 a special feature broadcast will be seen in honor of the class of 1951.
Suddenly I realized that this was May 2.6. I glanced at my watch and noticed it
was 8 o'clock. I switched my radio on NTBS. This is what I heard. This is your
Master of Ceremonies Dick Grisham. We are bringing before you the president of
the Class of 1951, Charles Roy, who is now the president of the International Har-
vester Co. in Neoga. We are honoring him by bringing him up to date on lines of his
classmates of 51.
First, Charles, do you remember our old buddy Don Stewart who is the owner
and manager of the Neoga-Trowbridge Airport? His test pilot is Jim Deadmond. The
last test Jim made left him in the hospital for four months. He was testing one of
Don's newest inventions, the space rocket, and since then Don has temporarily quit
inventing things. I bet you couldn't guess who their secretary is? Yes, none other
than Pat Bushur who teaches Music as a pastime.
Bill Wente is now the head of the Neoga-Trowbridge Nuisance and hiswife, Mary
Ann Schutte, is his private secretary. In order to solve the delivery-boy shortage
they are raising their own staff.
Now here's the industrious type! Carol Jones and Doris Hagan are personnel
managers of Koester and Hatten Mfg. Co., makers of ping pong equipment.
I suppose you remember the captain of the basketball team, Earl Price. He is
now married to Christine Pugsley and they are raising off-springs, namely, Einie,
Menie, Minie, and Elsie they didn't want no Moe.
Charles Price is now married to Barbara Moore and is spending all his time
doing research work on, "Keeping Your Permanent Teeth Longer." He always says,
'When these are gone the re aren't any more."
Did you see the new telephone office being built up town? The Anderson Con-
struction Co. is building it. It's to be managed by Frances Shroeder.
Oh yes, Donna Fort is now operating a Nursery Home with Maxine Walk as her
You remember the managers of the basketball team, don't you? Well, Richard
and Jack are now the managers of the' U. of I. basketball squad.
Ida Jane Andrews is head of the Home Ec. Dept. in the Neoga -Trowbridge Uni-
versity. You cou1dn't guess who the Principal is! None other than Nancy Lawrence.
Roy Walk is now working on his farm trying to support-his wife, Betty Beals, and
Bill Clark and Juanita Patrick are now settled down in their quaint little cottage
Mary Ann Hartke and Phyllis Wilson are singing commercialsfor the "Amos and
Overmeyer' comedy program heard daily over this station.
Rosemary White is operating the Lonely Hearts Club. Her best customers are
Harold Tipton and Roy Strohl. ' s .9
Oh yes, Harold Starwalt is now the most prominent doctor in Neoga andBarbara
Fry is his Nurse.
Well, Charles, we can see you are surprised at the turn-outs of your classmates
of '51. Our time is nearly up and I want to thank you all for being present at this
At'the conclusion of this program, Fern Nichols, my wife, and I invite you to
spend the evening at our ranch type home.
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The members of the Sophomore Class who were only "green
freshies" a year ago this year, progressed under the sponsorship
of Mr, Ledbetter and Mt. White, to the standing of upper class-
Officers were elected at the beginning of the year. They
were Bob Swen el, presidentg Jo Ann Meyers, vice-president,
and Charles Sciutte, secretary-treasurer. As in previous years
the Sophomores again had charge of the Freshman Initiation,
Their program provided good entertainment for the entire stu-
Members of the class have been active in such organizations
as Pep Club, Library Club, F. F. A., F. H. A, , G. A, A. , Spanish
Club, Chorus, and Band.
This year is another stepping stone for the sophomores on
their 4 stone path to graduation.
Donnie C laybaugh
C larice Goad
5 omored . Josie Batten
Ida Mae Beals
On August 28, 1950, forty-one eager freshmen attended to
their first high-school classes. Under the supervision of their
class sponsors, Mrs. Holladay and Mr. Wente, they elected their
leaders. Martha Kraft was chosen president, Wilbur Bigg, vice-
president and Janet Edwards, secretary-treasurer.
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with high school life, and had lost a little of their eagerness,
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and there were many odd characters seen in school that day.
That night the "Freshies" were given some hard problems to
solve by Professor Bob Swengel, butthey all passed, and each one
was a good sport.
The "Freshies" are now acquainted with high school life and
they have become active in the various school organizations,
such as, F.F.A., F. H.A. , G.A.A., Pep Club, Spanish Club,
Chorus, Band and Messenger.
The members of the faculty who taught the freshmen are to
be commended for the fine job they've donein putting-up with
the future class of '54,
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The Tomahawk is the annual production of the Senior
Class. This year the class has decided to break away from
traditional procedure and to print a new type of book. We
hope that this style willmeet with approval and that this book
will be a prized possession which will bring back pleasant
memories of the school year 1950-51 at Neoga High School.
Charles Roy . . .... Editor
Mary Ann Hartke . . Assistant Editor
Don Stewart . . Business Manager
Advisors . . . Mrxs. Drake
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The Spanish Club is organized for the pur-
pose of encouraging students to become more
familiar with the Spanish language and the ways
and customs of Spanish-speaking people.
This year the club held a party for its mem-
bers atChristmas. The partywas complete with
piiata and tacos.
The club is open to all NHS students who have
had one or more years of Spanish.
The officers of this organization were Leroy Fox-President, Don
Stewart-Vice President, Pat Busher-Secretary-Treasurer, and Bob
SITTING DOWN: Io Meyers, Dorothy Lane, Marilyn Lawrence, Shirley Wright, Barbara Moore, Patricia Wright, Mary Ann
Schutte, Juanita Patrick, Phyllis Wilson. SECOND ROW: Mr. Howard, Nancy Russell, Beverly Salzman, Nancy Lawrence,
Marion Oakley, Jim Farr, Donna Jean Fort, Patricia Bushur, Martha Kraft, Marie Cooper, Anita Jones, Evelyn White. THIRD
ROW: Charles Roy, Dick Grisham, Leroy Fox, Don Stewart, Bob Swengel.
By being members of the library club stu-
dents are givena chance to be of service to the
school and also to improve themselves by be-
coming more familiar with library facilities,
sources of information, and books and authors.
The Library Club and Mr. Howard, their ad-
visor, have put the library in better shape this
year than ever before. The chief duty of the
library club members is tio serve as librarians
all through the year.
Any NHS Sophomore, Junior, or Senior is
welcome to join this club.
FIRST ROW: Mr. Howard, Doris Hagan, Mary Ann Schutte, Joan Bell, Violet Schoby, Betty Dent, Eileen Ingram, Fern Morton,
and Juanita Ballinger. SECOND ROW: Phyllis Wilson, Darletta Fosbinder, Norma Barret, Jo Meyers, Betty Floyde, Lavonna True,
and Ruth Flood. THIRD ROW: Bill Wente, Donna Fort, Nancy Lawrence, Eloise Konrad, Patricia Wright, Alice Ann Wente,
Beverly Salzman, Carol Evans, Fern Nichols, and Jean Gilbert. FOURTH ROW: Judy Parker, Donnette Ferris, Shirley Wright,
Shirley Dow, Marilyn Lawrence, Sue Morgan, and Ida JaneAndrews. FIFTH ROW: Bill Andres, Sherry White, Carol Jones, Juanita
Patrick, Barbara Moore, Betty Beals, Pat Bushur, Betty Stuckey. Mary Ann Hartke, and Earl Price. SIXTH ROW: Richard Morgan,
Don Stewart, Jack Beals, Charles Roy, Dick Grisham, Leroy Fox, Dorothy Lane, Shirley Stewart, and Harold Tipton.
"The Honored Few" "All That's Left"
Future Homemakers of America is an organization for girls inter-7
ested in homemaking. The requirement for membership is that you
must be taking or must have taken one year of Home Economics.
The Neogo Chapter has 44 members . Officers are MaryAnn Hartke,
Presidentg Sue Morgan, Vice-President: Darletta Fosbinder, Secretary:
Ioan Gilbert, Treasurer: Shirley Stewart, Historiang Norma Barrett,
Publicity Chairmang Phyllis Wilson, Song Leader: Chapter Mothers,
Mrs. Nathan Stewart and Mrs. Charles Morgan: Sponsor, Mrs.Ross
For their community project the girls had a hobo day and aStanley
Party, at which they made quite a lot of money for the treasury. They
also cooperated with Shorts Furniture Store in presenting a' Philco
The chapter sent many Christmas gifts to a needy family.
The Neoga Chapter was presented a plaque for being the outstanding
chapter of Section 14.
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The Future Farmers of America is an organization whichwas re-
organized at N. H. S. 4 years ago. All the senior members have com-
pleted four years in F. F. A.
The F. F. A. has participated in many activities in both state and
The F. F. A. now has a farm where they have spent much time
during the past year. They have starteda soil conservationprogram on
the farm and have also wired the house for electricity as one of their
The F. F. A. has had a very well organized chapter the past four
years and it is hoped that they will continue in their worthwhile activ-
ities. The chapter has 'stayed close to its small but important motto,
"Learning to Dog Doing to Learn: Earning to Liveg Living to Serve. "
Hard At Work!!!!
FIRST ROW: Eloise Konrad, Charlene Bartimus, Shirley Wright, Beverly Salz-
man, Betty Stuckey, Darletta Fosbinder, Joanna Sue Morgan, Marion Oakley,
Phyllis Wilson, Mary Ann Schulte, Sherry White, Jessie Green, Clarice Goad,
Betty Dent, and Ruth Flood. SECOND ROW: Carol Evans, Marilyn Lawrence,
Pat Wright, Barbara Moore, Eileen Ingram, Norma Barrett, Juanita Patrick,
Alice Wente, Linda Parker, Betty Beals, Pat Bushur, Anita Brown, Sue Gilbert,
Faye Ballinger, Kay Wampler, Joan Pruitt, and Evelyn White. THIRD ROW:
Christine Pugsley, Shirley Stewart, Joan Gilbert, Nancy Cann, Lylah Schutte,
Barbara Stewart, Martha Kraft, Jo Meyers, Rosemary White, Fern Morton, Dor-
othy Lane, Donna Fort, Nancy Lawrence, Mary Ann Hartke, Donnette Ferris,
Juanita Ballinger, Barbara Fry, Nancy Russell, Martha Storm, and Berdina
Clinton. FOURTH ROW: John Henry Schutte, Don Claybaugh, Bill Andres,
Charles Schutte, Bob McKibben, Stanley Albin, Don Stewart, Bob Swengel,
Larry Sanders, Dick Grisham, Leroy Fox, Jim Wilson, JackMcKibben, Richard
Albin, Dwight Koester, and Mrs. Holladay.
Don Claybaugh, Don Stewart, Dick Grisham, and Leroy Fox. Marion
Oakley, Darletta Fosbinder, Martha Kraft, and Evelyn White. DIRECTOR:
The Music departrnent of Neoga High School is
proud to present a much improved band, and it is
constantly growing with new members from year to
year. This group, under the direction of Mrs. Holla-
day, played at basketball games, and school as-
This year a drive was made for donations for new
uniforms in order that the band could make their first
appearance in them at the Spring Concert.
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FROM LEFT TO RIGHT ARE: Carol Jones, Joan Meyers, Rosemary White, Maratha
Kraft, and Marian Oakley.
The Pep Club was organized at the beginning of the year by the spon-
sor, Mrs. Morgan. The officers elected for the year were President,
Pat Bushurg Vice -President, Richard Morgan: Secretary-Treasurer,
We feelthat the Pep Club has shown more spirit and enthusiasm this
year than they have at anytime previously. The team was always backed
at each game by loyalty of Pep Club membe rs.
N. H, S, has been very proud of its cheerleaders this year. They
have served well and have given the fans that extra amount of spirit needed
to provide fine support for the team. All the cheerleaders we re new this
year except Carol Jones.
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The G. A. A. is composed of 51 members who have participated invarious
physical activities throughout the year. Officers were President, Pat Bushur:
Vice-President, Phyllis Wilson, and Secretary-Treasurer, Betty Beals. A
Spring banquet was held, new officers for the coming year were announced and
awards were given out to those who earned them during the year. One of the
social functions during the year was a Theater Party which was very success-
ful. A group of the girls attended a GAA play day at Charleston High, in which
5 schools participated. After the play day the girls toured Eastern Illinois
Campus. We have a scrapbook this year which will be kept up each year by the
Vice-President. We drew up a new constitution which provides for one out-
standing GAA member for each year.
This letterrnan club has completed its third year as an active organiza-
tion of the Neoga High School. The purpose of this club is to promote better
sportsmanship among the players. To belong to the "N Club' a boy must have
earnedaletterinbasketballor as acheerleader. Freshmen are not eligible to
On October 20th, the "NC1ub" sponsored a record dance for the entire
school and faculty. Refreshments of punch and cookies were served by the club.
The officers forthe 1950-1951 yearwere as fo1lows:EarlP1-ice,Presidentg
Jim Wilson, vice-presidentg Bill Wente, secretary-treasurerg and Charles
Sept. 8 Windsor 6 7
12 C owden 0 4
l 5 Brownstown 0 1
19 St. Anthony 0 5
ZZ Beecher City 5 7
2 6 Altamont 10 13
2 9 T -T own 6 13
Oct. 3 Stewardson 1 4
6 Curnberland 4 3
Nearly all the boys whoicame out for baseball were seniors and the few
under classmen who came out received a good chance to get experience for
Keith Myers caught behind the pitching of Don Stewart and Earl Price. The
battery was backed by David Casstevens at first, Jack Beals at second, Dick
Grisham at short stop, and Roy Walk at third base. Richard- Morgan was the
starter at right field, with Bob Wilson and Bill Wente alternating at center and
Leo Hardesty at left field. Bob Swengel, Dwight Johnson, Harold Patrick,Rex-
Lindley, Leroy Fox also saw action in some of the games.
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EARL PRICE: This was second year onthe
Varsity sguad for Price. He was one of the
best guar s in the conference. He was an
excel ant shot and a dependable ball handler .
The team elected him as their captain. Earl
scored 294 points. His all around play aided
the Indians in many games this year.
DON STEWART: Don played center this
year. He was our most consistent. point-
maker. He was the teams leading scorer
with 331 points. Don was one of the best re-
bounders in the conference. The tea.rn
elected Don as their most valuable player.
For the second consecutive year Don has
won the Free-throw trophy.
DICK GRISHAM: This was Grisham' s
second year on the Varsity squad. Dick was
a consistent rebounder and 'ball handler.
Dick scored 284 points this year. He was
alwalys at his best when the going was
LES HARDESTY: Leoplayedre lar guard
this season. Leo was the best deiilnsive man
on the squad. His all around game was very
valuable to the team this year.
CHARLES ROY: Charles was a regular on
the squad. Charles proved to be more
advanced player this year than anybody on
either squad. Charles was a fine shot and a
consistent rebounder. '
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BILL WENTE: Bill was sixth man on the
team. He was also the smallest man on the
squad. His all around playing ability was
valuablelto the squad this year. '
BOB SWENGEL: Greek ran a close race
with Bill for sixth man. He was the, tallest
boy on the squad. Greek is only a sopho-
more this year and we are expecting great
things from him in the next couple years.
BOB MCKIBBEN: Bob was one of the high
scorers on the B-team. We think he has done
well this season. Bob is only a sophomore
and should be an important player on the
next years squad.
STANLEY ALBIN: Stanley, a sophomore
spent most of his time playing with the B-
team. He is' a 6footer and we are expecting
to see him improve this coming year. '
DAVID CASSTEVENS: Dave was he leading
scorer for the B-team. We are counting on
Dave' to be in important player with 'next
ear s s ua .
HEX LIIQDLEY: Rex spent most ofhis time
with the reserves. He is the only Fresh-
man onthe varsity squad. Rex should really
go places in seasons to come.
JIM WILSON: Jim played regular with the
B-team this year and did very good job.
We are expecting Jim to be one o the regular
guards next season.
Z8 Back to school and the 3R's.
4 Labor Day.
8 First baseball game. Bad luck at Windsor!
12. Baseball ga.rne vs. Cowden.
13 Freshman Initiation. Neoga beats Cumberland!!
15 Baseball game vs. Brownstovnm here.
18 Baseball game vs. St. Anthony here.
19 FFA Green Degree.
21 Seniors have their pictures taken. What! No cameras
22 Neoga baseball team vs. Beecher City. Junior Class rings
and Senior Commencement announcements ordered.
26 Neoga vs. Altarnont. I
27 Baseball game vs. Cumberland here.
Z8 Underclassman and faculty pictures taken.
2 First shots taken! Pain to avoid pain?
3 Last baseball game and Stewardson-Strasburg beat us on
our own diamond. Toisigh luck! .
4 Student body sees Ha horne's "Scar1etLetter." A good
5 First Assembly Program.
6 Six weeks exams. Boy, was that close!
12-13 Yippee! No school! Teachers meeting.
20 N-Club Dance. Oh! That night life! !
27-28 Senior Carnival. Dance to Eddie Fisher's Orchestra.
9-10 Junior Class presents "Maid From Mexico,"
11 Armistice Da .
13 Second assembly progra.m. The Scottish Kilties were here!!
14 Library Club Party. FHA Hobo Da . Rich hobo's? ?
17 First Basketball game. Neoga scalrps LaGrove 60-29 on
our own "Hunting Grounds."
18 G. A. A. Theatre Party and dance. Boys get to play with
uno Payll. l
21 End of the second six weeks.
22 T-Townl' dubs Neo a in their new gym.
g Z3-24 Thanksgiving--Ering on the turkey.
U Z8 Neoga at St. Anthony. Neoga is on the warpath! I
30 FHA assembly program.
1 Stewardson-Strasburg is scalped! I l
5 St. Elmo edged by the warring Indians ! ! !
8 Brownstown game postponed of road conditions.
15 Neoga at Cumberland.
17 Christmas Concert---Big success.
18 Spanish Club Party. Si! Por que.
20 Teutopolis makes a sad Homecoming.
21 At last! The Homecoming Dance ! ?
ZZ WHAT A NIGHT! ! ! XMAS vacation starts.
26-Z9 St. Anthony Holiday Tournament. Neoga tal-:es fourth.
Z School begins after a glorious vacation. b
3 Altamont 47 Neoga 56. ,
4 Mr. Zeigel gives talk to Seniors about the value of going
to college. .
5 Stewardson-Strasburg, there.
8-1.2 T. C. Tourney at ,Beecher City, Neoga had a had
12 At last the end of the first semester.
16 Farina is swamped.
23 Neoga 57 Brownstown 42. We even the score after the
Tourney at Beecher City! A
26 Martinsville -there-another victory!
30 Cowden -- here -- too bad, a cold night.
2 Mr. Orvedahlpresents his educated dogs. He should teach
in school! ..
6 Windsor edges Neoga at Windsor.
9 Neoga lays it on Beecher City. 1 -
. 12 Abe Lincoln gets us a school holiday.
13 The "old Lions" play the Weber Hot Shots in a benefit
14 St. Anthony, here. Bo ho!
16 Altamont, there. Yeh!!
19 Senior Box Supper. Poor turn out, maybe because of the
22 Brownstown, here. Yeh!!
Z3 End of fourth six weeks. The end is drawing near.
27 Windsor scrapes by Neoga 54-52 in the Regional Tourney.
2 Jr. Soph. Party.
9 F. F. A. Barn Dance. Splendid! !!
16 Neoga Grade School Operetta. The gym was filled beyond
21 Freshmen have apart .
22 Teacher's meeting. Wlioppee! No school.
Z3 Easter vacation.
26 N. T. C. Banquet at St. Anthony
4 F. F. A. Parent-Son Banquet.
5-6 Senior Class presents "Superstitious Sadie". End of 5th
six weeks. The end is closer.
9 Colonial Art Exhibit. '
12 Senior Day E. I.
13 Chamber of Commerce Home Talent Show.
14 G. A. A.' Play Day.
17 At last! THE BASKETBALL BANQUET. . .
21 F. H. A. Rally, here.
27 Spring Concert.
2 The long awaited date has arrived ---- the Junior-Senior
Prom and Banquet.
8 N. T. C. Track Meet.
10 F. H. A. Mother-Daughter Banquet.
lg Seniors take their last high school exams.
21-22 Semester Exams.
L 25 Commencement. Farewell Alma Mater.
1 The End.
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FIRST ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Darletta Fosbinder, Jim Wilion, Donette Ferris, Shirley Stewart, David Casstevens Bob
Wilson. SECOND ROW: Judy Parker, Larry Green, Sue Morgan, Juanita Ballinger, Leroy Fox, John Flood
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Beulah Cuzzins .
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Barry . .
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. . Shirley Stewart
. David Casstevens
. . Donette Ferris
. . . Bob Wilson
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The Class of '51 Presents
Earl Price . . . Rarmon De Castano
Dick Grisham . . . Tommy Ralston
Donna Fort. . . . . . Iris Ashford
Richard Morgan. . . . . Mr. Chadd
Charles Roy . . . . George Quarley
Christine Pugsley . . . . Aunt May
Don Stewart . . . . . Rance Ralston
Phyllis Wilson . . . .... Calory
Carol .Tones . . . Georgia May Ashford
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Mattoon New Car DeaIer's Ass'n.
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Richard Lauwer fSec.-Treas.D
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W. C. GRAHAM 8: SON
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MATTOON MOTOR CAR CO.
MILLER 8: SONS MOTOR CO.
PALMER MOTORS, INC.
TOM PURVIS, INC.
QUALITY CADILLAC -OLDS SALES
LEONARD NASH SALES, INC.
SPANGLER MOTOR SALES
WM. ZURHEIDE 8: SON
WALLACE AUTO SALES
LR. Gucker, Florist
"Say It With Gucker's Flowers"
16th Street and Wabash Avenue
Compliments of the
VICTORY RESTAURANT Mattoon Value Jeweler
Mattoon, Illinois .I
4 hour duplication of broken lenses
BLACKWELL'S MUSIC SHOP ECOPPFS
RCA Television Drugs--Sporting Goods
Records--Music Supplies--Sheet Music ' Rawlings Distributor
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1812 Broadway Mattoon, Illinois 8 Con
W. E. ELLIS
Ga soline and Oil
Goodyear Tires and Accessories
Pop and Cigarettes
Paul Curry Ph. 94 Neoga 111
C ompliments of
DR. I. B. MCCAULEY
BERNIE 'S BARBER SHOP Dentist
WEBER BROS. EOUHIP., INC.
Plumbing and Heating--Electrical Wiring Contracts
Farm Implements and Tractors
Repairs and Servicing of All Kinds
Teutopolis , Illinois
Class of 51
B 8: H DIEL AND THOMPSON
Shoes - Clothing
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We, the Senior Class of 1951 feel that
our yearbook will be worthwhile only and
if through it we will be able to contribute
something to our parents, teachers, and
friends of the community.
We hope the problems brought out on
these pages willbe a challenge to the mem-
bers of future graduating classes to con-
tinue our efforts to decry the deplorable
condition of our building and grounds and
work for improvements in our school fa-
The lower hall was our cafe-
teria and recreation room.
This is the first shift going to
stay at NHS.
The scenic approach
to our school.
We had to study while another
class was being conducted ini
the same room.
tionally that we have had to surmount in
order to achieve what we have during our
We hope the others to follow will see
the plight and work to do something about
it. If we have made a contribution through
these pages in causing parents and citizens
to take notice of the situation and act ac-
cordingly, our efforts will have been well
cilities which will give future students im-
proved educational opportunities over those
that we have had. We realize that during
our four years in high school many im-
provements have been made. However,
these have been mostly in areas other than
improving the physical facilities. The fa-
cilities are our handicaps at present.
We hope that the pictures on these pages
will show to some extent, a few of the
crowded and unhealthy conditions educa-
Our Biology facilities were made in-
adequate by the large numbers in our
class. 6-8 students per table. One
microscope for each ten students.
The effectiveness of our class
plays was lessened greatly by
the frightful condition of the
How could we work bookkeeping or
write themes in a study hall of this
"My, it's crowded in here. I can't Ir.-Hi dressing room. "Oh goody,
find my tennis shoes." I'll get to dress in the big dressing
room next year."
Our Ag. office and laboratory and Plenty of elbow room and wide open
also the Tomahawk editor-'s office. spaces for studying agriculture.
Our faculty takes a bit of relaxation There is always privacy for the fac-
if they can find a seat, ulty. Just pull the curtain. This is
W also the officals' dressing room.
OTHER NEEDED IMPROVEMENTS
A gym big enough to play in and big '
enough to seat the crowd.
A. farm shop.
A science class room adjoining the '
A larger library with more books.
Our physics classbeing accompanied A mechanical drawing room-
by the melodic strains of the mixed
chorus in the adjoining room.
The third year of operation of Neoga Community Unit District
No. 3 produced additional improvements in both educational and
building facilities within the Unit. Credit for improvements must
go in part to the efforts of the Board of Education in planning and
spending in an efficient manner.
President Carl Wilson, Secretary Robert Woolery, with mem-
bers W. D. White, Richard Peters, Clayton Doll, Nathan Stewart
and Rex Haskett have taken an active part in seeing that the needs
of the Unit are met to the satisfaction of all concerned. This re-
quires much time, energy and patience, but the members are a
non-complaining group, and because of their interest inthe school
and youth, they respond wholeheartedly.
On visiting the various attendance centers in the Unit, we find
that inside rest rooms have been constructed at Trowbridge and
Etna during the past summer. These were badly needed and were
appreciated by both students and teachers. Additional playground
equipment has been erected at the Etna and Neoga GradeCenters.
Libraries at all centers have been improved by purchase of
several sets of encyclopedias, reference books, and reading circle
literature. Social science departments were helped with the pur-
chase of up to date maps and supplements.
An additional bus was purchased to further improve the trans-
portation.system within the Unit.
Everyone recognizes that school is not a stationary processg
we never reach the point where improvement cannot be made. The
Board recognizes this fact and is continuously striving for im-
provement at all times.
. A need that is seen at the present time is additional space for
Basketball, Physical Education, Agriculture, Farm Shop, Music,
and Cafeteria at the high school center. At a meeting held in the
fall, several patrons proposed a new addition be built for use as
Gymnasium, Physical Education, and Music. and that the .old gym be
remodeled to .houseuthe Agriculture Department, Farm Shop, and
Cafeteria. We of the Class of 1951 heartily indorse this proposed
building and remodeling program, and hope that it canbe completed
in the near future.
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"No Bones About It--Stays Up Without Stays"
SEE US FOR WORK
Cumberland Countg National Bank
Soon after men began to do business together Banks
were started to speed the interchange of goods and to safe-
guard money. Bank loans put ships to seag sentcaravans on
their wayg increased productionfor the loom, the forge, and
LOOKING AHEAD AND
GOING AHEAD WITH YOU
Modern business needs banks as trains need tracks.
This Bank is working with you and this Community for
greater prosperity and security, for you in financial matters
in every way we can.
StandarWdD.gQjnlA llrodu cts
All Kinds of Petroleum Products
Heating Oils--Motor Oils--Greases
Household Necessities--Tank Wagon Service
Phone 17 to 44
Gasoline Oil Lubricants
ERNEST fPatl CURTNER
Phone 240 Neoga, Illinois
R. l. Casstevens
At The Lowest Possible Prices
Blue Bell Cafe
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Latch
L. W. MCGINNIS, PROPQ
New Idea Farm Equipment
C LASS OF 1951-
Short's Furniture Store
l. H. Wente
Grinding and Mixing
na. Sinclair Pr
I NATHAN STEWART, AGENT
Gasoline--Motor Oils - -He ate rs Oils
Prompt Tank Wagon Service
Phone 159 or 94
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Jacobsen Lumber Company
BUI LDING MATERIALS
Ne oga, Illinois
SALES AND SERVICE
"Meet Your Friends Here'
Wilson's Hereford Farms
Baca W Prince 4th
F Baca Duke Znd
'Keep Ahead With I-Ierefords'
Carl J. Wilson and Sons
Sovvard's Drug Store
Gifts and Jewelry
Stock and Poultry Remedies
Braden's Golf Station
Washing, Greasing, Tires, Tubes
Phone 246 Neo ga, Ill.
Neoga Eq. and Service Co.
International Motor Trucks
I-H Tractors and Farm Equipment X
Neoga locker Plant
Complete Locker Service
. Groceries -4 Meats
D. T. Jones
Neoga , Illinois
Mgers Paint and Wallpaper Store
A Complete Line of Paints, Varnishes, Stains and Enamels
Dealers of Green Marked Coal
C omplime nts of
Svvengel Funeral Home
Ne oga Illinois
C omplime nts of
M. A. Graft Co.
Ne oga, Illinois
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and PRETTY of Course,
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It's ELECTRIC and Economical, too! T . '
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Central Illinois Public Service Co
Carruthers Department Store
SWENGEL'S STANDARD SERVICE
MAR-THA WRIGHT'S BEAUTY SHOP
Phone 11 Neoga, II1inois
Holladag Electric Service
Phone 99 8: 35
Frank Kern Manufacturing Co
"THE LIFT THAT NEVER LETS YOU DOWN'
See Us For Work
C. T. at N. TELEPHONE COMPANY
Eat Our More Often 7
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MYERS AND CO INC TOPEKA KANSAS
fly: THE PACEMAKERS OF QUALITY
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