New Athens High School - Vespa Yearbook (New Athens, IL)

 - Class of 1949

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Senior Class l-lisiory On September 4, 1945, thirty-eight eager and intelligent students began the 'grindl' at the local education "mill". Our progress was bril- liant and rapid-by the end of the month we almost knew where to g0 and what books to take when the bells rang. The Sophomores, however, didn't think We were so intelligent, and to prove this opinion of theirs, they put us through the paces on a day of torture called Initiation. We still don't know how it happened, but through the mercies of an Unseen Hand everyone of us survived the onion necklaces. Then as full-fledged Freshies we maintained a strictly business atti- tude fexcept for spitballs and thumbtacksll. When election day rolled around we chose Miss Jane Hansleben as our sponsor. Officers were Dale Schneider, presidentg Jim Schmulbach, vice president, Betty Schaller, sec- retaryg Ardell Schoepp, treasurerg and Myrtle Wlildy, reporter. Between "Hamlet" and our brain-splitting algebra problems we lost Kay Kaiser, Eddie Hoifman, and Vicki Luechtfeld. Ruth Lehr joined our class. We ended the year with a hilarious "warm-soda-only" outing at the Sparta Country Club. At the beginning of our Sophomore year Irene Pfeiffer joined our honorable class. As the months skipped by Fred Grohman, Joyce Haefner, Ruth Lehr, and Robert Ruhl took their departures. We began our money-making career by selling ice cream. The draft placed Mr. Charles Wright in the pilot's position. We also elected Ardell Schoepp president, Jim Schmulbach vice president, Edgar Wirth secre- taryg Dale Schneider treasurerg and Donald Burton reporter. Needless to say, the boys held the upper hand at all our meetings. The upperclassmen soon learned of our intentions to become school- spirited leaders, we captured places on the paper stai, band, chorus, sex- tette, and baseball and basketball teams. Of course we were happy that we could be waitresses at the Prom instead of dishwashers, but we just couldn't wait until the happy day we became Juniors. To celebrate the end of our underclassmen days we held a picnic in the rain at the Water- loo Country Club. At last among the high and mighties, our Junior year was spotlighted by a flawless, simmering production of "Brides to Burn" and by the ar- rival of our coveted possessions-class rings. fContinuedl

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Senior Class History Money rolled in as we guzzled cokes and gobbled candy. Our only sad day was that on which Harold Wilderman marched off as a Private in Uncle Sam's forces. At the close of the year the Class of '49 gave the most expensive and elaborate Prom ever presented at NACHS. A rainbow theme was used, with a fountain placed in the center of the gym. Red and blue lights reflected on mirrors provided added color to the gala affair. After a sumptuous feast, Marvin Wittlich's orchestra provided dreamy dance music. The successes of our Junior year were in no small Way due to the efforts of our sponsor, Mr. Walker, and our president, Jim Schmulbach. COther officers were Edgar Wirth, vice president, Betty Schaller, secre- taryg Dale Schneider, treasurer, and Irene Pfeiffer, reporter.D On September 1, 1948 we began the last mile on the road to our cherished ambition-Graduation. We soon noticed that Inez Rath and Nadine Woods were not among us. The old boys-against-girls squabbles were a hangover of the previous year, but we finally compromised to elect Jim Schmulbach presidentg Ardell Schoepp vice president, Betty Schaller secretary: Marilyn Stroh treasurer, and Irene Pfeiffer reporter. At the helm we again chose Mr. Dale T. Walker. On October 7 we primped and posed for portraits by Van Miller which, come next May, will hang in the Hall of Fame at NACHS. To welcome the basketball season the '49ers presented a peppy as- sembly on the day of our first game. For the rest of the year our atten- tion centered around the Vespa and our Senior Class Play, both of which are the biggest and best ever. We have selected green and white as our class colors and the white rose for our flower. With our motto, "Find a way or make one" we are ready to face life.

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