Nokomis High School - Old Nokomis Yearbook (Nokomis, IL)

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', ' ns X 9 4 .si X t K A 8 X Q ' 1' X ,N . :' 'L X ' ' 6531305 'J x" J -b THE 1944 ld oleomif VOLUME XXVIII fm x Q Published by the 1944 STAFF of NOKOMIS TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL RAY ROBBINS, Editor BILL SCHNEEBERG, JR., Bus. Mgr. DEDICATION This year we are still engaged in a great World- wide conflict. The harmony of nations has been disrupted. Each day the war lasts We must strive harder to maintain our country and that for which it stands. Those on the fighting front are offering their livesg those on the home front are offering their service. Today in our country the chord of democracy can sound only when the soldiers, defense Workers, and necessary civilian occupations are in tune with the time, fighting for the day of peace. Therefore, we dedicate this yearbook to all brave hearts who are earn- estly working and fighting for their inherited right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. if 'I 'Faithful Forever" Administration MR. D. ERNEST BROWN, Prinripal First Semester THE MAESTROS It has been a pleasure to have been under the direction of the two Macstros, Mr. Brown and Mr. Hewitt in the past. As we have toured through the seasons, appearing before the public continuously, it has been their aim to produce har- monious performances. Among us there have been soloists able and willing to assume responsibility and add to the luster of our organization. Few among our graduates have shirked any task and all have contributed their talents. Now, as we approach the final curtain, we find each ready to appear upon the stage of life. To its faster pace and warlike call, all America is responding with willing hands and ringing voices. Among them we will find our role- great or small-and fill it creditably. From you, Maestros, with faith in the future, we accept the baton. . rrs MR. L. O. HEWITT, Prinripal Second Semester MISS JEAN E. HINKLE Secretary Board of Education Mr. George Moeller, Mr. Albert Miller, Mr. Irvin Singler, Mr. C. W. Barnstable, Mr. W. P. Gilbert QSecrctaryJ, Mrs. C. W Vaughn fPI'CSiL'lCI'lI7. Each member of the school board may be considered as one of the lines on which the harmony of the faculty and the students is laid. As a careful conductor chooses his players, so does this group choose the capable executives, skilled instructors, and untiring caretakers who can blend together to form the Symphony of America. This quintet must make sure that today's education is preserved and improved so that tomorrow will be insured of a more intelligent race which can better carry on the American Way of Life. With the "Overture of War" full upon us the task is placed in their hands to prepare us for our part, and to sustain the institution which offers such training that we might carry on. Therefore, we recognize the importance of this staff, on which the harmony is carried, who must preserve education for tomorrow and sustain the training of today. 'Faithful Forever" Administration MR. D. ERNEST BROWN, Principal First Semester THE MAESTROS It has been a pleasure to have been under the direction of the two Maestros, Mr. Brown and Mr. Hewitt in the past. As we have toured through the seasons, appearing before the public continuously, it has been their aim to produce har- monious performances. Among us there have been soloists able and willing to assume responsibility and add to the luster of our organization. Few among our graduates have shirked any task and all have contributed their talents. Now, as we approach the final curtain, we find each ready to appear upon the stage of life. To its faster pace and warlike call, all America is responding with willing hands and ringing voices. Among them we will find our role- great or small-and H11 it creditably. From you, Maestros, with faith in the future, we accept the baton. L MR. L. O. HEWITT, Prinriflal Second Semester MISS JEAN E. HINKLE Secretary MR. BROWN MR. RADFMACHER MISS BUSTRIN MISS COCKS MR. COSTA Prirwipul AXXiSf!lllf Pl'il1z'i1n11 C0l!lllll'fl'I' Lilfmrv Mnxiz' MR. D. ERNEST BROWN-Thebes, Illinois, Uni- versity of Illinois, M. A.-was principal of N.T. H.S. first semester as well as instructor of Latin I and II. Mr. Brown's favorite book is P1al0's R0p11blir, and R0aa'1'r's Digvsl is his favorite magazine. He prefers classical music to popular, but "hot clogs" rate the highest of all. MR. LEONARD O. HEWITT-April 15, Muncie, Indiana, Ball State Teachers College, M. A.-was principal of the school second semester. Mr. Hewitt is instructor of algebra and is baseball coach. Among his favorites are steak, Gary Cooper, softball, and "One Manis Familyf, He thinks a law-abiding, democratic-thinking, Amer- ican citizen the greatest living person. Miss JEAN E. HINKLE-NOVCmbCf 4, Nokomis, Illinois, Brown's Business College-is secretary. "jeanie's" two main interests are eating candy and bowling. She enioys reading the Rc'a4lvr's Digesl, and doesn't know which she likes better- jack Benny or Bob Hope. MR. E. E. RAIJEMACHEIK-AUgUSC 8, Newton, Kansas, Central Wesleyan, A. B.-teaches biology, German, and chemistry and makes a fog of "Deep Purple" emerge from the chemistry lab- oratory. Mr. Rademacher is all farmer as is shown in his outside interests. He likes to eat fried potatoes, read Cufzpvris Farmer and talk about scientific farming. He considers "The Next One" the best movie and classical music better than modern because it lasts longer. Miss EUNICE BUSTRIN-February 21, Carthage, Missouri, Missouri State Teachers College, B. S.- is in charge of typewriting, bookkeeping, and shorthand. Her motto is "I Never Let a Day Go By" without a speed test. Miss Bustrin enjoys reading the Rvadvrfv Digrxf and participating in travel conversation. "One Foot in Heaven" is the best movie she has ever seen. Miss MARGAIKET E. Cocks-September 4, Day- ton, Ohio, Berea College, A. B.-supervises the library, and has classes in English I, II, and IV. Miss Cocks prefers fish to all other foods and bicycling to all other sports. The Rr'mlvr'x Digrsl is her favorite magazine, and she considers Ma- dame Chiang Kai-shek the greatest living person of today. Ooiflfcefihg CACMISIFY i..ilnr6iI'Y -...-.l,..i. MR. COVEY MRS. GENT MR. KESSINGER MR. MONTGOMERY MR. MYERS Mfllbrlzifiiirs English MR. DOMINIC L. COS'fA-D6C61hbCf 6, Nokomis, Illinois, Milliken University, B. M. E.-is the music instructor. He makes "Music and Mem- ories" pleasant for musicians. Mr. Costa's choice of magazines is the Rl'dl,l'f,S Digesf and he likes to talk politics. In his opinion, Cordell Hull is the greatest living man. MR. Diz1.vlN Covuv-September 16, Clinton, Ill- inois, Greenville College, A. B.-has charge of the mathematics department, teaches Latin, and is assistant coach. Mr. Covey likes to play tennis, watch basketball games, and listen to semi-Clas- sical music, he thinks popular music has no qual- ity. The Rt'Ht1t'l'IX Digexf rates high with him and he prefers to talk about post-war reconstruction and education. MRS. ELIZABETH M. GEN'F'DCCC1NbCF 20, At- chison, Kansas, Midland College, A. B.-has charge of English III and IV. Mrs. Gent likes to think of dinner with a thick, juicy steak and a green salad, with Hzzrjnrrx to read afterward. She considers Madame Chiang Kai-shek the greatest living woman, and, among the men, all those who are fighting for the cause of justice and freedom. MR. Dfxvia I-I. KliSSINGER'OCIObCY 19, Nokomis, Illinois, Eastern Illinois State Teachers College, B. Aiblefius A,QP'il'lIIfllVF St'iA'lllil' Ed.-is football and basketball coach as well as instructor of economics and sociology, civics, and boys' physical education. "Coach" considers Con- nie Mack of Major League Baseball the greatest sportsman that ever lived. He talks about ath- letics, but the RenJc'r'x Digexf is his favorite magazine. MR. L. Anemia MoN'rooiviuin'-September 21, Maroa, Illinois, University of Illinois, B. S.-has charge of agriculture and general shop classes and is a sponsor of "Old Nokomisn staff. "If you Build a Better Mousetrap" you belong on his roll. Mr. Montgomery is fond of eating custard, play- ing baseball, and talking about politics. MR. L. P. MYERS-November 8, Troy, Missouri, College, A. B.-takes care of Central Wesleyan the general science and physics courses of the school. Mr. Myers the greatest living highest good for personal ambition. events and popular considers Mohandas K. Gandhi man because Gandhi seeks the his people without regard to He enjoys talking about world science, but not so much about the war. Many of his favorites are the Rf'aJer"s Digesf, movies.about dogs and horses, and roast beef with brown gravy. Physics Shop lvlalllicmdliics Store oom MISS MYIZRSCOUGH MISS PIRCI-IER MISS YACKLE MISS SCI-INIEPP NIR. KFSSLI R Home Ifr'm10n1iz'x Hislory Euglixb Caf1'fr'riu CllXflPA!inlll Miss DOROTHY J. MYERSCOUGH-DCCCDlbCf 18, Wfaterloo, Illinois, Illinois State Normal, B. Ed.- teaches home economics and girls' physical edu- cation. Miss ,Myerscough's favorite magazine is Home Beaufiful, and she likes to talk of "How soon we have world peace again?" She thinks 'iThe Human Comedy" is the best movie of the year. Miss FRANCES PIRCHER-june IS, Gillespie, Illi- nois, University of Chicago, M. A.-teaches world history and American history. Miss Pircher con- siders Jas. T. Adams the best author and the Safurday Evening Pos! the best magazine. She thinks Madame Chiang Kai-shek the greatest liv- ing person, and is fond of vegetable stew and tennis. Miss STELLA YACKLE-April 16, Hillsboro, Illi- nois, University of Illinois, M. S.-teaches English I and II and sponsors the "Old Nokomisn staff. Miss Yackle likes the humor of Mark Twain's books and the serious and educational as well as the entertaining features of the Aflanfir' Monfbly. She enjoys playing tennis but would rather watch basketball. In her estimation all the boys on the front lines, who are fighting for us, are the truly greatest living persons. Miss EMMA Sci-INIEPP-February 11, Dietrich, Illinois-is the cafeteria matron. "What's Cook- in?" is the query when she and Miss Bustrin start things humming in the mixing bowl. Miss Schniepp's favorite radio program is "One Man's Familyl' and her favorite magazine is Goml Holm'- lzeeping. In her estimation Madame Chiang Kai- shek is the greatest living person. MR. Gaovta KEssLER-February 12, I-Iarvcl, I1- linois-is janitor at N. T. H. S. Mr. Kessler favors the Popular Sriwln' and topics about the latest news, but when it comes to eating, just give him meat. Lum and Abner are his favorite radio personalities. Miss EDNA BUSTRIN-M3fCh 28, Phoenix, Ari- zona-is assistant cafeteria matron. Miss Bustrin's favorite conversation is current events, and Read- f'r's Digest is her favorite magazine. She has no opinion as to who are the greatest living persons because the "world', is moving too rapidly to show who really are. QEntercd too late for a picturej. ISJCOTY Etifillcrid orrnanlli 'Y Gum I'll Be on M Wa " Class of 1944 ROBERT J. BROCKMAN "Bob" May 28 "The girls all low' my little Ford? Bolfr favorite food ix bananas. He goes for Ann Sheridan and Vargifx drawings. Would like to be an aviaior. Basketball 1, 2g Football 3, 45 Class President 3, 43 Science Club lg Community Tournament 25 "N" Club 4g Carnival King Attendant 4. SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS Stumling: Miss Yackle, Sponsorg Ray Taft, Secretaryg Patricia Keller, Treas- urer: Mr. Montgomery, Sponsor. Sil- fing: Eugene Kozuk, Vice Presidentg Bob Brockman, President. Molto-"Green but still growing." Colors--Blue and gold. Flower--Tulip. Seniors on Honor Roll fifteen consecutive quarters--Rosalie Holmes, Beverly Christy and Julbert Melin. Eight WILLIAM C. BARNSTABLE "Burney" March 7 "Hey, Etlu'iu." Next to Dorothy Lamour, Bill likes chocolate sodas and de- tective stories. Plans to stay on the farm for a while. l-. F. A. l. 2: Basketball l. 2. 3, 4: Track 1, Z. 4: Class Treasurer 31 "Ag" Basketball l, 2: "N" Club I, z. 1, 4. BILLIE DARLENE BEAMAN "Billit"' December 7 "I lmw' io gr! my l700k,Ql'l'fI- ing." Billie's favorite drink is coke. She also likes "Paper Doll." She would like to enter train- ing as a cadet nurse. C 'X A l 1... . NORMA Llili CARLOCK "Norm" March 19 "Dorff ln- flllllljl, Mt'G1't'!" "Norm" dislikes -lane Witlters but likes hamburgers and Alan Ladd. The Navy rates the highest with her, but she in- sists she is all for protection on the home front by her farmer. Assistant l.iterary Editor "Old No- komis" J, Literary Editor 4: Home "lic" Vlub I, 2, J: Carnival I, 2, 33 Glee Club l. RUTH CARROLL "Rl1fl1y" February 4 "Lt'l's go bomvfl Ruth's favorite food and sub- ject are mince meat and chem- istry. She wants to be a nurse. llome "Ee" Club 1, 2. MARGARET CATGITNOVA "Rilo" june l 5 "Gite me a nnfz'l." Rita wants to be a teacher. She has many favorites: Harry james, roast chicken, Poe's stories, and Life. Carnival Queen Attendant 2, it Har- vest Queen Attendant 2, 1, 4: Cal- endar Editor "Old Noknmisn 4: jr. Prom Queen Attendant 3: G. A. A. 1. I. Vice-President -O: Home "Ee" Klub lg "Happy Landings" 4. BEVERLY CHRISTY "Bez"' February 19 "Yew, dear." Beverly likes to read Goolf I1UIlXt'kt't'l7iIlg and "Draftee". She wants to be a stenographer. Her favorite topic of conversa- tion is Carl. Typist "Old Nokomisn 4: G. A. A. 2, 3, 4: Music Club I: Dramatic Club l: Carnival Queen Attendant J, 4: Class Secretary J: "Galloping Ghotttu 5: Student Council 4. Seniors Nine KENNETH EARL BATTLES "Kenny" january Zl "flaw you go! a fn'm'il?" Kenny's ambition is to be a farmer. His hobby is sleeping. He likes to read "Popeye" and Life, and to talk about women. I7. li. A. l, 2, 3,41 "Ag" Softball I. 2: Meat judging Team 2: "Ag" Bas- ketball I, 2. STEVE BLASKO "Sfuz'r" july 27 "I,t'l'x go bunfin'." Steve likes football and "Pistol Packin' Mama" plus Betty Grablc and halusliki. He dis- likes a game warden as much as he likes to talk about hunt- ing. Football it Track 2, it tina, 4. RUSSELL CARROLL "Rll.tl-y" February7 "About llmf firm' u mrtjv of xnularx flru' o1'r'r." "Rusty goes for fried chicken and wants to see Schicklegruber and Tojo dead. He wants to join the Navy to hasten the process. l'. IT. A. l, 2, T, 45 "Ag" Softball lg "Ag" a..utots..11 1, 2. IJREIDA ANN CAULK "Slmrly" july 26 "How about if?" Freida's favorite food is lettuce and her song is "Pistol Packin' Mama". She would like to meet Gene Autry. IVIICHAEL CHARNISKY "Boy Boy" Mareh4 "Wflmlt'lm Join' llwrv. kill?" Next to a steak, "Boy Boy" likes Betty Grable. He wants to go to Chicago for a job. Track l, 2: Community Tournament I: Class Treasurer 2. WARRIIN CLAYTON "Brains" january I0 "llou'ilt'c', Clem!" Warrei1's favorite movie star is Gene Autry and he wants to be a detective. Hillsboro Iligh School 1, Z. I: "Ag" Basketball 4: Basketball Mgr. 4: l'. Ii. A. 4. DARLENE DAHLER "Dol" March4 "You'rr :mf u-kidding." Dot"s favorite sport is football and she likes "Superman". Her ambition is to graduate. Rosamond High School 1, 2, 35 Car- nival 4. EVELYN DURBIN "Blol1iliz',' September 24 "Tbul'.v 1101 fair." Evelyn thinks the Grable-Harry james marriage "swell" 'cause they're her favorites. She loves noodles, tomatoes, and Willey. Rosamond High School 15 G. A. A. 25 Carnival 4. PAUL FURIMSKY "Poorly june I4 "Tlary'rv always 'Pick'-in 011 me." "Pood" intends to enter Army Air Corps after school. Be- tween football and plump girls it's hard to tell which he'd it - ii pick . Carnival King 45 Football l, 2, 3, 45 Basketball 1. 2, 3, 4: Track 3, 45 Baseball l, 2, J, 45 "N" Club 1, 2, 3, President 45 Science Club 15 Class President 2. VVILMER GERMAN "Willia',' November 9 "Now, Now." Besides wanting to be a flyer and liking pumpkin pie, Wilmer likes Rita Hayworth and to talk about girls. He dislikes Hitler. lf. F. A. i, 2, 4, Mme Club 1. CARROLL HERZOG "Duxfy" September 7 "Bzzz::z::.':zf." Carroll's favorite actress is Hedy Lamarr, his favorite song, "Pistol Packin' Mamaf, Wants to join the Army. F. F. A. 1, 45 judging Team 1. ROSALIE M. HOLMES "Rune" january 16 "Oh gosh, kiflf' Rosalie's favorite author is Porter and she likes to talk about sportsmanship, :incl ice cream and basketball are her favorites. Typist "Old Nokomis" 45 G. A. A, I, 2, 3, 45 Carnival Queen Attendant l5 Class Vice President 35 Latin Club I5 "Galloping Ghosts" 3: Student Council Secretary I, 2, 3, member 4. Seniors Ten ALMA DOBERNICK "Al" January 3 "Oh, Hrrk."' Alma's favorite son is "You'll S Never Know", and her favorite magaine, True Confession. Her future, "'ust a lain uestion- l mark, yet.', Home "Ee" Club 15 G. A. A. 25 Carnival 4. MILDRED FEARN "Mill-1"' March 29 "Quif kizf4lil1'." Mildred likes pumpkin pie, movies, baseball, and typing. She enjoys reading biographies and working cross-word puzzles. Latin Club lg Typist "Old Nokomisn 45 "Galloping Ghosts" 35 Carnival l, 4. KENNETH EDWARD GER- MAN "Ken" February 25 "I lL'0lIIlI12,f my limi." Kennetlfs favorite food is roast pork, and he likes to listen to the radio. He wants to be a farmer or go into the Ui, S. Swvice after graduation. ilu! Carnival King Attendant 45 F. F. A. I, 2, J, 45 Music Club I5 Basketball Z5 "N" Club 45 "Ag" Basketball 45 Carnival 45 Football 2, 4. NIARAIORIE HAND "Nlilrgi4"' March 17 "I ain'l kiilelin' either." Margie's ambition is to be mar- ried and have 12 children. She likes "Mickey Mouse", john Payne, and chop suey. Carnival 4. RUTH HINES "Red" july 25 "Well now, lixfmif' Ruth likes peaches best of all, dislikes Mae West the most, and thinks LeRoy Martin the greatest living person. G. A. A. l, 2, 3, Vice President 45 Home "lic" Club l, Z, 35 Carnival Queen Attendant 45 Science Club 1. M. DALE HOUCK "H0ur'k" May 11 "Sad blow." Dale's favorite actress is Gypsy Rose Lee, and he likes roast beef and Bob Hope. He wants to ioin the Marines and clean up the mess. P. F. A. 3, Secretary 45 "Aunt Min- nie from Minnesota" 35 Basketball Z, 3, 45 Football 2, J, 45 Track 35 Science Club 15 Carnival 45 Com- munity Tournament 35 "N" Club 3, 4. KATHRINE HULBERT "KuHi"' January 8 "I uws noi." "Katie" goes for Mickey Roon- ey, ice cream, and Bing Crosby. She wants to be a teacher. Assistant Kodak Editor "Old No- knmis" 3, Kodak Editor 4g Home "lie" Club l: G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, -I. ILA MAE JOHNSON "lolm.ion" July 9 "You ifwfl wiv." lla Mae likes George Mont- gomery and chocolate cake and dislikes Bette Davis. She wants to be the model housewife. G. A. A. I, Z. 3, 4: "GalIoping Ghosts" lg Home "lic" Club I, 2. DORIS KATIQS r'D!ll'il", August 4 "I fbongbl I'il Jie." "Dorie's" favorite food is ba- nana pie and she likes to talk about hcr future in Pana. Her most exciting school experience was the junior Class play. Kodak Editor "Old Noltomisn 4: Music Club lg G. A. A. lg "Gallop- ang Ghosts" ig Home "Ee" club 1, DORRIS KIRKPATRICK "Sl10rly" October I6 "Hi yuh, Bnfvbf' Dorris' favorite author is Rinehart, her favorite song is "They'rc Either Too Young or Too Old," and she would like to meet Robert Taylor, Typist "old Natomas" 4, G. A. A. Ig "G.1llnping Ghosts" 3: Carnival Queen Attendant 1: Dramatic Club l. EUGENE A. KOZUK "Kola" December 3 "Well, dip if." Eugene loves spaghetti, foot- ball, and discussions about the fairer sex. -'G.11..,,a..,. t:i.t.m" it 'iAunt Msn. nie from Minnesota" 3: Iioothall l, 4: Class Vice President 43 Science Club lg Music Club I. ,IULIO MARETTI "Bugn" April 27 "Mlm, yo11'1'r' go! ilu' l1rn'l'." "Bugo's" favorite sport is hunt- ing for his favorite food, quail. He wants to be a Captain in the Army. Track lg Science Club lg Football 4. Seniors Eleven DOROTHY .IANSON "Dol" Septembcr7 "Thai makes me xtitlilvr llmu beck." Among "Dot's" favorites are ehili, "Popeye", "Paper Doll" and love stories. Her most exciting experience was start- ing to school. Typist "Old Noltomis" 4: "Aunt Minnie from Minnesota" lg Dramatic Club I: G. A. A. I: Home "lic" Club lg Carnival Queen Attendant 3: Harvest Queen Attendaitt 4. -IOSEPHINE JOHNSON "lo In" May 17 "I fluff! gin' u il1n'u." Josephine could eat Miss Schni- epp's mashed potatoes .md read Kathleen Norris' books all day. She dislikes to make explana- tions to Mr. Brown. G. A. A. I, 21 Dramatic Club l: German Club I: Home "Ee" Club l, a PATRICIA KELLER "Pal" August 5 an "Holy xnmkvs! Pat's favorite sport is hunting OJ and she wants to learn to play at trumpet. Says she's looking forward to leaving school. Carnival Queen Attendant I, 3: Harvest Queen Attendant Ig junior Prom Queen Attendant ,lg G. A. A. lg Cheer Leader 4: Class Secretary l, Z. Treasurer 4. ANN MARIE KOSKO "lIiuy.i" June 23 "Oh, ,eo uu'ay.', Anna likes steak almost as well as talking about boys and read- ing Snou' White. G. A. A. I, 2, lg Home "lie" Club 1, z, 1. LEE LEHMAN "Li'i"' March 31 "Oh yi-uh?" Lee's favorite topic of conver- sation is making whoopee, and he wants to wipe the laps off the face of the earth with air- planes. if, F. fi. i, 2. 4: "cs..l1npa..g Ghosts" lg Basketball I, 2, X, -Ig Track l. TERESA MARLEY "Mi11'Ii'5"' February 23 "SlmnIil wi' milk fbrm in class?" Teresa's favorite occupation is sleeping, her topic of conversa- tion, Teresa Marley, and her favorite food is soup. She wants to be a nurse. Home "Et" Club lg Latin Club l. WAI.TFlR MCCLUSKY "Perch" January 21 rrAil1,! sbt' a fn'ac'b?" Walter likes track and fried chicken and thinks Lindbergh is great. Football l, 2g Track I, 2. ,IULBERT IVIELIN "lub" February 22 "Oh rome, rome now!" ,Iulbert likes to talk about girls and legs, and thinks Paul Fur- imsky is the greatest living man. He wants to marry, and raise IS children. Assistant Athletic Editor "Old No- komis" 3, Athletic Editor 4, Class Treasurer 1: Class Vice-President 29 Science Club Treasurer Ig "N" Club I, 2, 3, Sec'y and Trcas. 4: Student Council I, 2, Vice President 3, Presi- dent 45 Basketball l. Z, 3, 4g Foot- ball I, 2, 3, 4: Track I, 2, 3, 4: Carnival Attendant 4. VIRGIL MOON "Vim" November ll "Is fha! xo?" Next to bananas and airplanes, "Virg" says, "Give me Betty Grablef' He wants to be an aviator. Football 4: Track 2: "N" Club 4. DONALD NASH "Donn December6 "They mift book uw." Donald wants to be a Welder, and in spare moments hear Glenn Miller and read Esquire. F. F. A. I. LUIELLA PERRY "I.l1t',' November 5 "Now lvl mr' 1'binlz.." Luella's favorite song is "Star Eyes", and she thinks the most important date in history is her birthday. G. A. A. I, 2,1,4: Carnival I, 2, 3, 4: Home "Ee" Club 1, 2, 3, "Hap- py Landings" 4. MIZLVIN PIEPER "lm"' January28 ''Oblibbblobbblabbbblwblzlr." .Ioe's favorites are ice cream, Sonja Henie, and he's "nuts', about Franklin D. Roosevelt. Carnival l. Seniors Twelve WILLIAM H. MCENARY UMMJ, April 18 "Tell if fo Ibn ulgrbru class." With quail and Brian Ahernc, "Mac" likes flying. He says he'd rather have a "Paper Doll" than any girl. Science Club Ig "Galloping Ghosts" lg Football 43 Track 2, "Happy Landings" 4. VIRGINIA MEYER "Gill" July 25 "Left he franlzf' Virginia's favorite book is Ri'- bn'r'a. Her favorite comic strip is "Donald Duck". She wants. and intends, to be at nurse. Witt High School l, 2g Carnival 4, IRENE MORRELL "Rl'l1C',, December 22 "No kii1'f1in." Irene wants to be a nurse, eat ice cream, and hear, "From Twilight Till Dawn!" Home "EC" Club 1, 2, 3. MARY LOU O'MALLEY "Mary Lou" March 28 "Now slap il." Mary Lou likes Crosby, and ice cream. She thinks General MacArthur is thc greatest' man, and she dislikes Veronica Lake. Carnival Queen Attendant 4: Harvest Queen 3: G. A. A. I, 2, 3, 4g Home "Ile" Club 1, 2, 3. CATHRYN PIEPER "Tuoli1"' July 29 "I'il n't'leo11." Between basketball, chocolate cake, the Waves, and Benny Schwarms, "Tootie" can,t choose. Pana High School Ji G. A. A. I, 3: German Club I: Home "Ee" Club lg Carnival 4. RUTH PINKSTON "Pinkie" -Iune 22 "Arr you lzi1l1liu?" Rutl1's favorite sport is batl- minton and she likes Gooil Ho1m'kri"pi11g. Her only am- bition is to get a man, period! ! Milford H. S. I, 2: Carnival 4. HELEN PORENTO "Helen" January21 "Huw you go! your geom- t'lrvv?" Hclen's favorite popular song is "You'll Never Knowf, She would like to be a secretary after completing her education. Ilome "lic" Club I. RAYMOND ROBBINS "Ray" November 30 "Thai aiu? good English." Next to Andy Hardy, Ray likes ice cream and hates Bette Davis. He wants to go to college and likes to talk about women. Associate liditor "Old Nokomis" J, Iiditor-in-chief 4:"Galloping Ghosts" 3: Science Club I: Projeetionist I, 2. 3, 4. MILTON L. RUPPERT "Milf" April IS Hlllll not kitldin'." Milton's favorite song is "Paper Doll", his favorite actress, Judy Garland. Likes to read Esquire and hopes to enter the U. S. Service after graduation. "Ag" Basketball I, Z, J, 4: Judging Team I, 2: Community Tournament lv 2. BILL SAATKAMP "WbixfIt'l' October I1 "Gel tbe mr lonigbf, Hi'zzit'?" Bill's favorite food is pumpkin pie. He likes to hunt, read "Aloe Palookau, and look at Betty Grable. Science Club I: Community Tourna- ment 2: Basketball I, 2: Track Ig Ifootball 2. BILL SCHNEEBERG "Sm't':y" February 8 "Whul'x t'ookin', cbirlzt'u?" Bill's favorite movie is "Sweet Rosie O'Grady" because Betty Seniors Grable is the star. He wants to join the Armed Services as soon as school is out. Assistant Business Manager "Old Nokomis" 5, Business Manager 4: Music Club I' "Gallo in Ghosts" J' WENDELL STlVIiRS ANDY GOLITKO "Amly" - 1 - I7 E i Track J: Community Tournament It 2: Basketball I, 2: Science Club President I: Baseball I, 2, 3, 4. RALPH STIMAC "Skunk " CAMERA SHY MIKE VANSACK "Vturuit"' OWEN SCHNEIDER "Orlit"' ,Iune9 "Il's simple-jus! lilo' Ibis." Owen's favorite food is ice cream. Wtruld like to be an engineer but will probably be a farmer. Carnival Queen attendant I: Carnival 4: Science Club I. LA VONNI2 SCHREMPP "Slim" October I8 riwllllltlllif llml freeze you?" La Vonne's favorite song is "Do Nothing 'Till You Hear From Me". She likes George Mont- gomery, and wants to be a dress designer. Carnival Queen Attendant I. Z: Har- vest Queen Attendant I, 2: G. A. A. I: jr. Prom Queen I: German Club I. WILBUR SWANEY "Su'um'y" September 27 "Oh happy Jay." Wilbur is a very air-minded boy. His favorite topic of con- versation is flying, his ambi- tion is to be an aviator, and he thinks Eddie Rickenbacker is the greatest living man. F. I-. A. I, 2. RAY TAFT "Tuff" April I6 "Thr girls are crazy ulrouf me." Ray goes for chop suey, swim- ming, L'il Abner, and Kay Kyser in an equally big way. Basketball I, 2, 3, 4: Track I, 2: Baseball 4: Community Tournament 2: Class President I: Class Secretary 4. CYRIL WADZITA "Wat" july 29 "Look all my mnst'li's." Wat's favorite topic of con- versation is athletics. His fav- orite author is Longfellow. Wants to enter Armed Forces, later go to school. Football I, 2, 3, 4: Basketball I, 2, 1, 4: Track I, Z,1, 4: Baseball I, 2, I 4: "N" Club I. 2. I. 41 Carnival King Attendant 3, 4: Community Tournament I: German Club 2. "Dultt"' November I8 "Come on, Perch." Andy is always on hand when there are any pictures of Betty Grable to be seen. He likes to play any kind of sports, and doesn't care what kind of work he does. Football I, 2, J: Basketball I, 2, 3: Baseball I, Z, 5: Track I, 2: "N" Club Z, J. August I S "Hey, Morro." Ralph likes Mae West and foot ball. Most outstanding charac- ter, in his opinion, is Shire. Basketball I: Football I, 2, J, 4 Track I, 2. March I5 "Left go lo Taylor Springs." Mike likes baseball, oranges and hunting. ROSALIE DARLENIE COLE "Sborly', March 23 Graduating from Ramsey H.S. Thirteen Mareh7 "Do you like 't'm?" Duke's favorite topic of con- versation and sport are the same-Hshing. His ambition- "to live out in the brush like a hermit". Ii. li. A. I, 2: German Club I: "N" Club I, 2, 3, 4: Athletic Manager 1, 2. "We're Leaving It All Behind" Senior Will We, the outstanding and unquestionable superior seniors of forty-four, having served our term, having an excellent mind and an elephant's mem- ory, and certainly being sound in any other way, shape or form, do hereby publish our final will. I, Bill Barnstable, leave this warning: Hands off my Phil. I, Kenneth Battles, leave my ability to create a funny noise to Edwin Cassidy. I, Billie Beaman, leave my childish smile to Olive Woodhouse. I, Steve Blasko, leave with the satisfied feeling of having never been "hooked." I, Bob Brockman, leave Steve Pehanich to escort the sophomore and junior girls to class next year. I, Norma Carlock, leave my position in the library to any deserving student. We, Russell Carroll and Ruth Carroll, leave our brother "Hustir' to carry on for the Carrolls. I, Rita Catgenova, leave my secret formula on "How to chase Ray Taft and catch him" to Beverly Vaughn. I, Freida Caulk, leave Patrick' to carry on. I, Michael Charnisky, leave my "straw" with all the teachers to Lino Zandonai. I, Beverly Christy, leave my heart to Carl. I, Warren Clayton, leave school so I can cut off my fingers and write "shorthand." I, Darlene Cole, leave to return to Ramsey to graduate. I, Darlene Dahler, leave my daily tour between Ohlman and Nokomis to Lloyd Pieper. I, Alma Dobernick, leave my letter writing to my beloved in Pana. I, Evelyn Durbin, leave all my thrilling experi- ences to Doris Mindrup. I, Mildred Fearn, leave my ability to play the piano to Lillian Swarbrick. I, Paul Furimsky, leave my Adam's apple, which I swallowed during the basketball season, to Thornhill hoping he won't swallow it next year. I, Kenneth German, leave although I am only 15. I, Wilmer German, leave with my silver wings to become a pilot. I, Andy Golitko, leave my brother and sister to carry on the Golitko name at N. T. H. S. I, Marjorie Hand, leave forever, but I may wish I were back. I, Carroll Herzog, leave my little red blushes to "Crackers" Chabala. I, Ruth Hines, leave my beautiful red hair to "Maya" Zueck. Fourteen I, Rosalie Holmes, leave having spent much of my time in the office, as assistant secretary. I, Dale Houck, leave my secret formula on "How to keep that slim figure" to Don Tooley. I, Kathrine Hulbert, leave Johnny to no one! I, Dorothy Janson, leave all my love notes to Joe Sattkamp. I, Ila Mae Johnson, leave to join my boyfriend in the Navy. I, Josephine Johnson, leave my beautiful smile to Geraldine Stauder. I, Doris Kates, leave my corny jokes to Melvin Smith although he doesn't need them. I, Pat Keller, leave my Litchfield boyfriend to no one-I want him. I, Doris Kirkpatrick, leave my height to Steve Dasovich. I. Ann Kosko, leave to seek my fortune in Chicago. I, Eugene Kozuk. leave to join Jerry Hames and his "Jivebombers". I, Lee Lehman, leave with my library fine unpaid. I, ,Iulio Maretti, leave to fulfill the ambition of my life-to be mayor of Wenonah. I, Teresa Marley, leave to make a trip around the world in search of a husband. I. Walter McClusky, leave to join the hermits' club in Coalton. I, William McEnary, leave my dog whistle to Mr. Myers. I, Julbert Melin, leave my ability as Superman to no one. Why should I? I, Virginia Meyer, leave my front seat in chem- istry to Lelia Davis. I. Virgil Moon, leave to become president of the "Rinky Dinkf' I, Irene Morrell, leave without my dear Gene. I, Donald Nash, leave to become a sailor in the U. S. Navy. I, Mary Lou O'Malley, leave as all the other O'Malleys have left before me. I, Luella Perry, leave my sister to carry on as a freshman next year. I, Cathryn Pieper, leave to find a town where men are plentiful. I, Melvin Pieper, leave the school for the second time this year. I, Ruth Pinkston, leave my singingvoice to An- thony Stimac. I, Helen Porento, leave my typing ability to my sister Anna Mae. I, Ray Robbins, leave my job as editor of "Old Nokomis" to some lucky 1945 senior. I, Milton Ruppert, leave to become an expert agriculturist. I, Bill Saatkamp, leave to become the No. 1 "Grease Monkey" at Johnson's. I, Bill Schneeberg, leave with a few addresses in my little black book. I, Owen Schneider, leave on the first train to New York to join Albert Einstein. I, LaVonne Schrempp, leave my baton and best wishes to Dorothy Hulbert for success as a twirler. I, Ralph Stimac, left a little soon. I was drafted. I, Wendell Stivers, leave my Model "T" to the "Ag" department. I, Wilbur Swaney, leave with two fingers less than what I started with. I, Ray Taft, leave my ability as a "Casanova" to Bob Zueck. I, Mike Vansack, leave to become a "yardbird" in Coalton. I, Cyril Wazita, leave to become a Jap killer. Signed, sealed, and witnessed this twenty-ninth day of February, 1944 A. D. by- Bob Brockman Paul Furimsky The Senior Epic We came here together, and together we shall go away. The trip was a long and weary one for a few, but the majority of us has come through w' h flying colors. Not once has our group been f ed to wave the white flag, every thing that We have undertaken we have successfully Corn- pleted-and this is not bragging! ! You might ndt wish to believe us when we say that we are thi: "same bunch of kids"-that "bunch" that looked so green and ignorant four years ago. We're still as jolly and gay, but we really are sirlcere when we say that we owe a deep debt of gratitude to our old Alma Mater for all the lessons shb has taught us. Our class started with an enrollment of thirty- three girls and forty-four boys. We shall never forget those days in '41 when we made our debut here in N. T. H. S. As officers of our little group we chose Ray Taft, President, Edwin Holmes, Vice-President, Pat Keller, Secretary, Julbert Me- lin, Treasurer, and Miss Pitcher and Mr. Myers, sponsors. We gave the "sophs" a Wiener roast in October which also served as a get-acquainted party. In '42 we were back again seventy-five strong. We chose Paul Furimsky, President, Julbert Me- lin, Vice-President, Pat Keller, Secretary, Michael Charnisky, Treasurer, Miss Myerscough and Mr. Bertolino, sponsors. Time rushed along, and before we hardly re- alized it, we were back again as juniors, sixty- seven of us. At our election we chose Bob Brock- man, Rosalie Holmes, Beverly Christy, Bill Barn- stable, Mrs. Gent, and Mr. Costa as leaders. This year was one of our most successful ones. Our first event was the Harvest Dance held in October fby the way we elected Mary Lou O'Malley, our candidate, as queen of the Harvest.j Then came Fifteen the class play, "Galloping Ghosts", followed by the Senior-Junior Christmas party. The year's most elaborate event was the "prom" which was held on April 15 Qlndian themej. Here we are, back as seniors. This year, after a series of stump and soapbox speeches by our candidates, we elected Bob Brockman, President, Eugene Kozuk, Vice-President, Ray Taft, Secre- tary, and Pat Keller, Treasurer, Miss Yackle and Mr. Montgomery were chosen as advisors. Among the activities sponsored by the class were a hay ride, a bake sale, a box social, the Senior-Junior Christmas party, the All-School Play, a class play, and the 1944 "Old Nokomisn. Four years seems a long time in some ways, but when we really think of it and realize that the four years spent here in N. T. H. S. may in- fluence our whole future, it is but "a drop in the bucket". In our eyes we have tears of joy and pride mingled with sorrow and regret that we have completed our journey, and I'm sure not one out of the class of 1944 will ever forget the four best years of his life that he spent here in N. T. H S. ' T. A. M. 'The Dreamer" Senior Prophecy May 1955-The great aviatrix, RUTH HINES, and I, a roaming newspaper reporter, have just returned from a tour to the various parts of the world for the purpose of interviewing all of those brilliant students that were graduated from N.T. H.S. in 1944. We started our tour in June, 1953, from New York City, our destination being- England. In England we were special guests of BOB BROCK- MAN and his Wife MARGARET RITA CAT- GENOVA. Bob is serving as United States Am- bassador to Great Britain. From England we went to Russia and here found ILA MAE JOHNSON, who has finally caught up with her sailor and has married him. Ila Mae served as a nurse during the World War II. After leaving Russia we went to Italy and to our surprise met RAYMOND ROBBINS and WILLIAM MCENARY who had just flown over in a Wingless airplane they had invented in 1949. They informed us that Lieut. IRENE MORRELL and General WALTER MCCLUSKY were also in Italy. Ray said that Cupid must have done a quick job of shooting arrows, for never did we dream back in high school days that they cared for one another. They were married in a "fox holen while a battle was raging. From Italy we flew to France and there were guests of Monsieur PAUL FURIMSKY. Paul told us that he had just announced his engagement to Miss La Verne La Rue who would be his eighth wife. He is known to his wives as "Pood." We arrived back in New York on January 2, 1954. We were met at the airport by DARLENE DAHLER, who is the manager of the Green Hornet Taxi Cab Company. She offered to drive us around New York so that we might interview a few more of our former classmates. The first one we saw was DALE HOUCK. Dale is mar- ried to BILLIE BEAMAN and is a great football hero. He invited us to watch him play the fol- lowing evening. At the game we met OWEN SCHNEIDER and MARJORIE HAND who are a very happily married couple. Owen is a trav- eling salesman for the "Baby's Bonnet" Company. At the half, Misses RUTH PINKSTON and JOSEPHINE JOHNSON, opera singers at the Opera House of Witt, Illinois, sang for the audi- ence. While the announcer was scanning the audience for famous people, he found ANNA KOSKO and JULIO MARETTI, who have Won their fame in Hollywood and are now starring in a picture called "Down Old Nokomis Way." We traveled from New York to Florida in a bus driven by MILTON RUPPERT. Miss LA- VONNE SCHREMPP, the former "pin up" girl of N.T.H.S., made her first society debut with the man about town, DONALD NASH, the night we arrived in Palm Beach. We did not stay in Florida long, for we were scheduled to be in Texas the same week to see CYRIL WADZITA and ANDY GOLITKO, Stars of the "Butcher's Breakneckn basketball team, play a thrilling game. Cyril is known as "lightball" because he has the power of sixty watts. Then on to California we flew. Here we found three of our former class- mates fand we could hardly believe our eyesj- STEVE BLASKO, VIRGIL MOON, and MIKE VANSACK, who insisted on the "Rinky Dink" gang-now serving a two-year sentence in prison. While traveling back we stopped in Reno, Ne- vada, and whom do you think we saw? BEV- ERLY CHRISTY and her pilot, RALPH STI- MAC. Beverly was there recovering from the shock she received when Carl married MILDRED FEARN. Before returning to Illinois we de- cided to visit in St. Louis, Missouri. Here we interviewed BILL SCHNEEBERG, who is owner of the Fairmont Farms. He is planning to run his colt, 'Bankers' Bait", in the Arlington Classics this June. His wife, DORRIS MARIE KIRK- PATRICK, will act as- jockey during the races. Evidently another of our classmates likes Mis- souri, because here we saw TERESA MARLEY who is a trained nurse in St. Louis. Teresa en- tertains her patients by giggling. Our last stop was at Pana, Illinois, where we visited DORIS KATES, who made her millions by telling for- tunes and is now retired in her luxurious home. When we arrived, she was entertaining many of her friends. Among these was VIRGINIA MEYER, author of a play called "Learning Love's Sixteen Labor". She is planning to put her play on the stage soon, featuring herself as heroine. With her was her fiance, MICHAEL CHARNISKY, who is the professor of the Charnisky College of Irv- ing, Illinois. BILL BARNSTABLE and LEE LEHMAN, who were great Marine heroes during the war, were also there. They are now living on their farms in the South Fork Community and say they are going to be bachelors the rest of their lives. Another guest was KENNETH BAT- TLES. He is president of the Farm Bureau and spends his leisure time riding around in his 1954 model automobile. Accompanying him were the Mayor and his wife, MARY LOU O'MALLEY. Mary Lou is the proud mother of two red haired boys. We were entertained by ALMA DOBER- NICK singing the old favorite song "Pistol Packin' Mama" accompanied by WENDELL STIVERS and his orchestra. Wendell and his orchestra have a permanent stand playing at EVELYN DURBIN'S night club in Wenonah, Illinois. The night club is named "Ducominn." MELVIN PIEPER and WILBUR SWANEY also entertained us by playing a piano duet. They play over station W.D.Z. each day at 3 o'clock in the morning. Yes! There have been many changes made in the Nokomis Community in the last ten years. For instance, CARROLL HERZOG and BILL SAATKAMP have gone into partnership and own a large garage in which they specialize in repair- ing Peeps and Jeeps. In addition to this, WILMER and KENNETH GERMAN have built a large airport on their South Audubon farm for the benefit of all the young Nokomis fliers. As we continued to look up the rest of our former class- mates we found that PATRICIA KELLER, who always believed in waiting for the right man to come along, is still waiting. We also found that FREIDA CAULK, with all her romances, has already been a widow three times. RUTH CAR- ROLL told us that she had invented a new method on how to catch a boy friend. It must have worked because she is planning her wedding to an tmdertaker soon. We learned that there has been a new high school established in Ohlman in which JULBERT MELIN has the position as coach. Julbert has recently married ROSALIE HOLMES, who is also a faculty member of that school. When I went to visit my old friend NORMA CARLOCK, I found that she was working as private secretary for RUSSELL CAR- ROLL, who is a prominent lawyer in Nokomis. He is now working on the case filed by EUGENE KOZUK against LUELLA PERRY for breach of promise. Next we went to visit KATHRINE HULBERT and her husband johnny, and saw that they own a large poultry farm on which Kathrine does all the work. While we were there, another one of our former classmates, WARREN CLAYTON, put in his appearance. Warren as just returned to Nokomis. to be the minister of the Baptist Church, and with him was his wife, the former DARLENE COLE. We were as- tonished to find DOROTHY JANSON isn't con- tented with her own six children, so she has built a nursery in Nokomis. The last one we talked to was HELEN PORENTO, who is now the secre- tary at N.T.H.S. Oh yes! I must not forget to tell you this interesting news. We could not find RAY TAFT anywhere. Nobody seemed to know where he was. I have just heard a news report over the radio which stated that he was caught today trying to take the tires off the President's car and siphon the gas. Ruth says our next tour will be around the world to get some more bits of news. We would like to tell you what it is but we can't because it is a military secret. This is your roaming re- porter signing off for now! CATHRYN and RUTH. Seqenteen 'Zetff Pretend " By Their Initials You William Barnstable Kenneth Battles . Billie Beaman ,. Steve Blasko .. . Bob Brockman .. Norma Carlock . . Russell Carroll . . . Ruth Carroll ,... Margaret Catgenova Freida Caulk .,,,. Michael Beverly Warren Darlene Darlene Charnisky Christy ,. Clayton .. Cole . . . Dahler . . . Alma Dobernick .. Evelyn Durbin . . . Mildred Fearn . . . Paul Furimsky . . . Kenneth German . . Wilmer German , , Andy Golitko .... Marjorie Hand . . . Carroll Herzog . . . Ruth Hines .,.. Rosalie Holmes . . . Dale Houck ...... Kathrine Hulbert . Dorothy Janson . . Ila Mae Johnson . . Josephine Johnson . Doris Kates . . . Patricia Keller .,.. Dorris Kirkpatrick Anna Kosko . . . . Eugene Kozuk ,... Lee Lehman Julio Maretti . . . Teresa Marley .... William McEnary Walter McClusky . . .wealthy bluebeard . . . . . . .kissable boy . . . . . .bashful babe sentimental bachelor . . .Beau Brummell , . , .never careless . . . . .rustic cutie . . .radiant character , . mischievous child .....,,.,.fair case . monkey charmer betrothed ftoj Carl . . . .woman charmer . . . . delayed comer . . dainty damsel . . . .always dopey .. entirely dizzy . . . . musical future . . . . . .pretty face . . . . , . .killing guy . . .willing gentleman .. all-American guy ...,...man hunter , . . carefree human ........redhead . . .rapturous honey . . . .darn handsome . . . .keen hep-cat . . . , .dainty jonquil . . .in many jams . , . . . . . .jolly jiver , . . .dangerous kisser . . . .pretty kidder . . . .daring kid . . ,always kind . . .ever kidding , . . .lovely legs . . . .joyful moron . ....,... teases many .woman-hating male . . . . . . .willing mate Eighteen Shall Know Julbert Melin . . Virginia Meyer . . . Virgil Moon .... Irene Morrell .. Donald Nash ...... Mary Lou O'Malley . Luella Perry ....... Cathryn Pieper . . . Melvin Pieper . . . Ruth Pinkston ,. . Helen Porento . . , Raymond Robbins . . Milton Ruppert .,.. Bill Saatkamp .... Bill Schneeberg . . . Owen Schnieder .... LaVonne Schrempp . Ralph Stimac .... Wendell Stivers .. Wilbur Swaney .. Ray Taft ...... Mike Vansack .... Cyril Wadzita . . Them . . . .jolly Qandj magnetic . . . .vigorous mamma . . , . .valiant mister . . . .industrious maiden , . . . .draggy nights . . . ..... merry outlook . . .likeable peach . . . . . . .careless politician . .masculine fandj proud .........really peppy . . . .happy person . . . .romantic realist . . .majestic ruler . . . .bashful Sinatra . . . . .banker's son . . . .omni smart . . . . .lovely smile . . . . .rugged soldier . . . .witty sensation . . . .winged soldier . . .romantic type . . . . .modest villain . . . .carefree wallflower 9 at 1 01 "IfVe'll Get Along Somehow" Class of 1945 Sfllllllillgl Mr. Costa, Sponsorg Don Ren- nekamp, Vice Presidentg Roberta J. I-Iugener, Treasurer, jimmy Guyot, Presidentg Laura Mae Petty, Secretary. Silliug: Mrs. Gent, Sponsor. JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS The junior Lyric In the fall of '41, sixty-nine "frisky freshies" entered N. T. H. S. To help us out, we chose Miss Pircher and Mr. Myers as our "Mama" and "Papa", As leaders of our class, we chose Jim Guyot, Carl Keele, Edwina Stauder, and Jean Marie Fesser. In sports we were represented by Lino Zan- donai, Charles Golitko, Joe Bass, Lynis Niehaus, Carl Keele, and Melvin Smith. As sixty-six "sophisticated" sophomores, we entered N. T. H. S. in the fall of '42, Being bet- ter acquainted, we didn't need "Mom,' and "Pop", so we chose Mr. Myers and Miss Cocks as spon- sorsg but, still needing leaders for our class, We chose Don Rennekamp, Lino Zandonai, Mary Cranfill, and Sue Schaper. We were again rep- resented in sports by our old stand-bys. Here we are as "jolly" juniors, with a class of only fifty-five. This year our sponsors are Mrs. Gent and Mr. Costag jim Guyot, Don Renne- kamp, Laura Mae Petty, and Roberta Hugener are the class officers. At the Harvest Dance, Laura Mae Petty was chosen queen. We were guests of the seniors at the Christmas Party and their hosts at the Junior- Senior Prom just before graduation. We gave a successful junior class play, "The Go-Getter", and helped in the all-school plays when we were soph- omores and juniors. In sports we contributed old faithfuls, as well as Jack Schaefer, a new but old member of the class. Since our motto is "push, pull, or get out of the way," let's all pull for a successful senior year and a speedy victory. I-I. M. P. SCL. M. P. M0110-"Push, pull or get our of the way". Colors-Red, White, and Blue. F10 wer-Peony. Nineteen MRS. GENT, Sponsor BETTY CAULK LYLE ANDERSON LOIS CHAMBERS JOE BASS MERON R. COCKELREAS JAMES BEDNAR EDNA COLONIUS FLORENCE BROOKS NORMAGENE COOPER EDWIN CASSIDY MARY CRANFILL HAROLD CASSIDY LELIA W. DAVIS Class of 1945 JOHN BOWMAN Camm Shy BERNARD Fox Twenty NORMA DAVIS DALE HINTON JEAN MARIE FESSER RALEIGH HOUSE CHARLES GOLITKO RONALD HOUSE LEE GRIMES ROBERTA J. HUGENER JIMMY GUYOT JIM JACHINO EULA JEAN HAGEMEIER VERNON P. JOHNSON GEARLDINE HEFLEY MARJORIE JONES CARL KEELE LYNIS NIEHAUS CLARENCE W. KEISER JULIA PEI-IANICH -IOE KURICA LAURA MAE PETTY PAUL L. LAYER HELEN POLIAK sY1.vIo J. LFHENBAUER EDDIE PORENTO DARRELL C. MINDRUP LUCILLE A. PUMPHREY DORIS MARIE MINDRUP GLORIA RAY ADOLPH NEPOTE DON RIINN EKAMP Class of 1945 Twenty-one -IACK SCHAEFER MR. COSTA, Sponsor SUE SCHAPER MARY VANSACK VIRGINIA nl. SMALI.IiY RAY WARD MELVIN SMITH KEITH WARNSING IZDWINA STAUDIER RICJHARD J.wATTJ1zs,jr. ARCHIE TONDELLO CHARLES WOI.FIT DONALD TOOLEY CLARENCE WRIGIIT LINO ZANDONAI 'Hs ime Goes B " Calendar AUGUST Mon. 30-Ho! Hum! vacation over. Upper classmen reg- ister. Why are all those boys going on the football Held? Could it be practice? Tues. 31-My, my, what small people! Are those really the "freshies" and sophomores coming to register? SEPTEMBER Wed. I-School starts. Gee, what a day-many new faces. Humm, some not bad! Thurs. 2-Oh Gee, our first full day. Library opens, and freshmen pay their first visit to the library. "Old No- komis" staff chosen by faculty. Fri. 3-Staff meets for first time. Mon. 6--Hurrah! Holiday. Believe it or not, but today is Labor Day. Tues. 7-Where is the rush? Class meeting? Oh, I know- nomination for class officers, and sponsors to be chosen. Wed. 8-Such noise! Who is doing all the yelling? That's right-speeches for oflicers and cheer leaders. What a Democracy! Thurs. 9-The N. T. H. S. machines have election today for senior officers and also for the lower classmen. Do the freshman boys like showers? Or did the seniors put them under? James Valenti entertained the 6th hour English II by telling of his experiences in "Boot" training. Fri. 10-Happy day, for all the big-shot politicians who were put' in office. Poor "frcshie"! What will happen next? It seems they like the paddling machine too. Mon. 13-Oh, joy! A real Assembly program. Now, "fellas," do you still want to be aviators? "Bump" Arnold "sure" made it sound thrilling. What patriotic people the seniors are. They gave the school a new flag. Tues. 14-"Buy more War Bonds and Stampsn is an ap- propriate motto for our school. The Third War Loan is a cinch since our Student Council started selling war bonds and stamps at school. Hurrah! What a start! We beat Hillsboro 48 to 0, just for practice. Wed. 15-Had an exciting half-hour after school. Two of the stronger OJ sex came to blows. Thurs. 16-"Big Shot" seniors had a meeting after school. Wonder what it's all about? Fri. 17-"All band members, get' your horns"-Boy! This is swell! Band gets out fifth and sixth hours to march uptown. Hurrah! Hurrah! beat Shelbyville 13 to 6. Are we good! ! ! Mon. 20-Class rings are in. Whcre'm I gonna get eight bucks? Worry, Worry. Tues. 21-Left, right, left, right. Is that the band out in field learning how to march? Nlifed. 22-Ho hum! Same old grind. Thurs. 23-Still grinding. Fri. 24-Come on! Yell!-l-Lookout! Those big football players on the stage. Hurrah! Hurrah! We won our first home game. Kincaid was the victim 13 to 6. Mon. 27--Look! at what the Staff did Friday afternoon. Gee! they really sold "a lot of" good things. An- nouncement for junior class meeting. Hope, hope, it's about a party. Tues. 28-Why are the F. F. A. going to meet after school? Come on boys, let us in on the secret. Wed. 29-The F. F. A. secret was exposed today when a group of this year's members came to school apparent- ly dressed for a Hallowe'en party. What an initia- tion those poor students have to go through! The staff has an important meeting. Wonder if it has anything to do with this year's Annual? Thurs. 30--Whew! what a day! Class work and tests ! ! OCTOBER Fri. 1-Another game todayg we play Pana and beat them to the tune of 13 to 7. Hurrah! for Nokomis Red- skins. Mon. 4-Band again, and I'd like to study. Tues. S-My, my, why all the class meetings? Seniors discuss hayride, and lower classes decide on assessments and other general business. Wed. 6-Oh, joy! G. A. A. meeting after school. Listen to the noise from the Assembly-World Series. Thurs. 7-Three cheers for the seniors. Tonight they're having an all school hayride. Oh, Boy! Oh, Boy! Fri. 8-Oh! Hum, Why is everyone so sleepy? Why, it's the day after the hayride. Screen tests were given. Mon. ll-Why are the football boys so happy? They won the game Saturday against St. James 25 to 0. Tues. 12-Shucks! Second team lost a football game to Pana. Wed. 13-Home "ec" girls serve their first dinner to guests. Those lucky freshmen are listening to records of "Treasure Island." Thurs. 14-The candidates for Harvest Queen are an- nounced. Fri. 15-What were those naughty boys doing with that mouse? Trying to make the girls scream! Whew! Game against Benld and we lost 6 to 0. Mon. 18-Some of our alumni visit today. Tues. 19-Washed my face, put on a tie, and took screen test in football. Wed. 20-Nothing to do. Thurs. 21-What's the big event? Why is everyone hurry- ing through the halls? I know-Harvest Dance. Laura Mae Petty crowned Queen. Fri. 22-Skipped school legally today. Teachers attended teachers' meeting at Hillsboro. Mon. 25-Band and maiorettes shot! Tues. 26-Lookit! all the class meetings. Wonder what's up? Wed. 27-What's everyone studying so hard for? Oh! exams tomorrow. 'Marckin Alon Together" Class of 1946 Left to rigbl: Delmar A. Johnson, Presi- dentg Phyllis Vancil, Secretary, Lucille Shalbot, Treasurer, Miss Cocks, Sponsorg Mr. Rademacher, Sponsorg janet A. Ken- nedy, Vice President. The Sophomore Rhyme One year ago ninety of us ambitious freshmen, eager to make "good", entered the grand old halls of Nokomis High. There were the usual jeers and comments about us green freshies and our actions. Since then we, the sophomores of '44, have proved our intelligence to the utmost of our ability with the average of six pupils on the honor roll per quarter. To guide and assist us, we chose Miss Cocks and Mr. Rademacher as our class sponsors. Our social activities for the year included a Hallowe'en Party at which we gave the freshmen a "royal" initiation. june Lancaster of our class was voted the Football Carnival Queen which was a great achievement in our estimation. After a loss of eight pupils and a gain of four We now number eighty-six, still the largest class of '44. The four new students came from Macon, Irving, and Ohlman. For our class officers we elected Delmar John- son, president, Janet Kennedy, vice presidcntg Lu- cille Shalbot, treasurer, and Phyllis Vancil, sec- retary. Our class has also contributed its share in ath- letic activities. We have four lettermen-Bob Thornhill, "Chuck" Klindworth, Charles Sparks, and Johnny Macek. Four other students from our class participated in football, two in basketball, four in baseball, and two in track, helping to bring to a close a successful season for N. T. H. S. D. H., B. S. Motto-"Better than the rest, but not better than the best." Colors-Blue and Gold. Flower-Carnation. Twenty-three Miss Cocks, Sponsnr lmogene Carroll Kenneth W. lingelhart Helen I.. Adams lvnn Cassidy Kenneth R. lipley Clarence Barnstable james L. Cassidy Rita Epley Audrey j. Battles Gladys Ciberey Edna Fournier Dominic Bcrtinetti, jr. Margie Coady Judith Fricke Isadore I.. Bcrrinetti james Colonius Russell li. German lflbin F. Blulieh Martha Ann Crabbe juliann Golitko Pauline j. Bolte Steve Dnsuvich, jr. Charlotte Guidish Harriet Carroll David Fasterdny Class of 1946 Twenty-four joseph Guidish jimmy jachino Orene Hagemcier Velia jaehino Betty R. Henson Clifford jaros Marian I. Herzog Anna Marie johnson Melda Hieronymus Delmar A. johnson Verda Hoehn Helen M. Kacurm jean Holmes john Kalvaitis Rudolph Hribar Clarence E. Kelly Dorothy Hulbert Doris Keiser janet Kennedy Natalee jo Oltmann Gene Rhodes Marilyn Kettelkamp Pete Paesani Joe Saatltamp Al Kiefer Eugene B. Parker, Jr. Ruby P. Sanders lilizabeth M. Kosko Victoria D. Paulon Billie A. Schaefer june Lancaster Steve Pehanich Jimmie Schaefer john Lewis jimmy Pieper Marvin Schrempp john L. Macek Lloyd Pieper David Secburger Carl Marley Anna Mac Porento Lucille Shalbot Marceline Rcincke Betty -Io Smalley Class of 1946 Bill Smalley Mr. Rademacher, Sponsor Wilma Smalley joseph A. Toschalt Charles M. Sparks Phyllis Vancil James W. Steck Ina Wernsing Alosephine Stimac Dorothy W'estphal Norma jean Stivcrs Mildred Wcmlters Floyd F. Storm Olive Mae Woodhouse Lillian A. Swarbrick Margaret Zueck Robert L. Thornhill l Anthony Stimac Camera Shy l Donna Lee Vedder Twent y -fi ve 'Lily ime Goes B " Calendar Thurs. 28-Ugh! Exams today. Staff meets after school to decide on colors. What's your guess? Fri. 29-Hurrah! Hurrahg What a game! beat Hillsboro 25 to 0. Sophs and freshies had Hallowe'en party. NOVEMBER Mon. 1-Had a picture in history-News reels. Tues. 2-Gee whiz, the Staff and certain seniors are to meet after school to plan a subscription campaign skit. Wed. 3-The juniors are busy each evening rehearsing for their play. Thurs. 4-All the spirits of "Old Nokomis" return in per- son to remind the student body, "What a good book JIT! lf' Fri. S-Three cheers for our football boys. Beat Mt. Olive in last game of season 7 to 0. Mon. 8-Ugh! Report cards given out. Many unhappy people and a few happy ones. Tues. 9-Seniors must start planning their future. Repre- sentative from lllinois Wesleyan came to urge them to attend college. Wed. 10-Gee, what a banquet! Who says the G. A. A. can't cook? How about it, "N" club members? Thurs. ll-Armistice Day. Program by Legionnaires. Half holiday. Fri. 12-Carnival! june Lancaster is elected queeng Paul Furimsky, king. Sat. 13-F. F. A. win ribbons at grain and poultry show in Assumption. Mon. 15-Hurry! Hurry! Last' day to buy your Annual for one dollar. Tues. 16-Seniors and freshmen win Annual Subscription campaign! Now for the party. Wed. 17-Whoopie, assembly program, "Wings Over Amer- ica" presented by Kvilb WdV71Xf7llH Bc Co. Look at all those boys dressed up like girls. "N" club initiation. Thurs. 18-Ray and Julbert give War Bond Booster with slide pictures. juniors give previews of their play, "The Go-Getter." Fri. 19-The Junior class play was a huge success, proving the juniors are "go-getters." Mon. 22-Gee, sophomores and freshies have technicolor pictures of "Man Without a Country." Seniors have meeting after school to plan for box supper and Christmas party. Tues. 23--Our principal absent from school half day. Vfed. 24-Whew! Last day of school before Thanksgiving vacation. Mon. 29-"All girls, have your boxes ready for box social tomorrow night," was the announcement made by Bob and -Iulbert. Tues. 30-Wonder who will buy my box tonight? Thanks to Mr. L. R. Kessinger for auctioning our boxes. DECEMBER V'ed. 1-Student Council decides to buy a jeep. Fri. 3-Juniors and sophomores pay off their debt to the seniors and freshmen with a matinee dance and party this afternoon. Thanks, classmates! We hope we win again. Mon. 6-Too much noise-no pep meeting-Shame! Shame! Tues. 7-Won Hrst basketball game with Rosamond! Hur- rah for our side ! ! ! Wed. 8-How tall are you? Why the question? Seniors measure for caps and gowns. Fri. 10-"Food" with his free throw beat Staunton 34-33. Good for "Pood". Mon. 13-G. A. A. Christmas party at' Miss Myerscough's apartment. More fun ! ! W'ed. 15-Ouch! Lost game to Shelbyville. That certainly hurts. Thurs. 16-Seniors are really working hard to prepare that Christmas party all the juniors and seniors are looking forward to. Mon. 20-Seniors decide upon the color of their gowns. Boys choose gray gowns and white tassels. the girls white gowns and tassels. Tues. 21-Senior-Junior Christmas party. Did everyone have fun? ? ? Even old Santa was there in person. Wed. 22-Last full day of school this year. We bow to Hillsboro. Thurs. 23-Hurrah-No more school this year. Hope everyone has fun. JANUARY Mon. 3-Back to school again-New Year-More resolu- tions. Hope we keep them. Tues. 4-Ring,-Ring-bells and more bells-group pic- tures taken. Wed. S--Beat Pana-21-25. Thurs. 6-'Why so many studious people? Oh, I know- semester exams! Fri. 7-Oh! what' a headache-more exams. Wish 3 o'clock would come early today. We beat Witt. We soared- team scored-Witt bored. We won! Mon. I0-Exam papers back ! ! ! Poor us! How little we remembered. Tues. ll-Lost game to Taylorville. We didn't want to spoil their record. Wed. 12-Pictures of snow scenes were taken. We now have a new basketball player-Jack Schaefer. Thurs. 13-Mrs. Hubbard takes care of Mr. Kessinger's classes. Fri. 14-Feel rather low tonight. Lost game to Carlinville. Mon. 17-New senior. Welcome, Darlene fDarlenc Cole. from Ramseyj. Tues. 18--Kinda sick-got report cards today. Wed. 19-Mr. and Mrs. Hewitt from Strasburg were here looking us over. Thurs. 20-Dairy Meeting in the "Gym". Miss Cocks en- tertains the faculty. Fri. 21-We did it again-Beat Witt 31-29. Mon. 24-Practice for All-School Play begins. 'Green E er" Class of 1947 Burk Row: Ramon Bertolino, Secretaryg Mr. Myers, Sponsor. Frou! Row: Adienne Myers, Treasurer, Miss Myerscough, Sponsor, Eleanor jean Schneider, Vice President, Bobby Zueck, President. The Freshman Ditty In the fall of 1943, fifty-two of us freshmen, thirty girls and twenty-four boys, from the No- komis and Coalton Grade Schools, Parochial Schools, Country Schools, and the surrounding communities, entered the halls of N.T.H.S. to begin our struggle toward graduation, four years hence. We chose Bob Zueck, Eleanor Schneider, Adienne Myers, and Ramon Bertolino as our "heads", and Miss Myerscough and Mr. Myers as the advisory committee. Our boys who have entered into sports and who will continue upholding our class on the ath- letic field are jim Brackenhoff, Bob Zueck, Gene Zueck, Bill Kirkpatrick, Ted Carroll, and Ray Bertolino. We have entered the school activities and, though we have lost six pupils during the year, we have gained two new ones, and hope we will emerge and go on as the best class this school has ever had. Since we are the smallest class in N.T.H.S. we hope to prove the adage, "Precious articles are wrapped in small packages". P. M. and R. B. Moffo-"The door to success is labeled 'Push'." C010 rx-Green and White. Flower-American Beauty Rose. Freshmen on Honor Roll three consecutive quarters-Robert Bender, Isabelle Masilonus, Pauline McClaine, Doris Pocock. Twenty-seven Miss Myerscough, Sponsor Loretta G. Braye Margie Bangert Alvin Bricker Robert Bender Geraldine Carlock Ramon Bertolino Charles A. Carroll Bertha Blades Ted Carroll jim Brackcnlioff Patrick M. Caulk William Chabala Class of 1947 Twenty-eight Betty Colonius Mary Hribar Ruth N. Colonius Audrey Hubbard Violet Compton jimmy Janson Laola Dugger Clifford D. Johnson Audrey M. Durbin Ray Johnson Dwain F. Hagemeier Wayne K. Johnson Lorene House Bill Kirkpatrick Dorothy Knodle Reno F. Mcnin Moneta Krutski Irma Miller Osmar Lehenbauer a Adell Myers Isabelle L. Masilonus Adienne Myers Dorothy Matthews Edward II. Ovca Pauline McClaine Doris Pocock Wesley Pocock Class of 1947 Wanda Barker C mem Sh Dwain Gronewald 3 Y ' Gerald House Bill Johnson Twenty-nine Walter Rehkemper Mr. Myers, Sponsor Dorothy Rennekamp Beverly Vaughn Eleanor J. Schneider Bonnie j. Vedder Janice Schneider Evelyn M. Vericker Geraldine M. Stauder Leon Warnsing Rosemary Stauder Eugene Zueck Betty Swaney Bobby Zueclt 'ifly Time Goes B " Calendar Tues. ZS-Only Hfteen minutes in the library. Give the other guy a chance to see the funnics, too, will you fellows? Wed. 26-Played Litchfield and lost. Thurs. 27-Miss Schniepp treats the play cast. Thanks! Fri. 28-"Beavers", "Mark Twain", and "Civil Service" Films entertain us for thirty minutes. We bid Mr. Brown farewell and wish him well in his service for Uncle Sam. Mon. 31-We welcome Mr. Hewitt. "March of Dimes" ended today. Did you do your part? FEBRUARY Tues. 1-Basketball boys learn more about the game via Hlm. Wed. 2-Our boys favored Taylorville with a practice game. Thurs. 3-Meron shot some projects. Fri. 4-Won from Litchfield in an overtime. Ralph Stimac left for the Army today. Mon. 7-Blue Monday. Tues. 8-Mr. Kessinger, Donald Nash, Cyril Wadzita are in Chicago for second "exam" for U. S. Service. Senior class meeting for ticket sale. Wed. 9-Mr. Kessinger "sure" looks sleepy, and the boys didn't come to school. "Exam" must have really been tough. Played a thrilling game against Carlinvillc. Lost 46-44. Thurs. 10-"Freshies" have meeting for class colors, etc. F. F. A. basketball game tonight. Fri. 11-Cupid certainly came around this year. Ask the G. A. A. girls about their party. Mon. 14-Valentine Day. You surely can tell it. Look at all the "old" and "new" couples. Tues. 15-Not in the mood for playing, so we lost gina: to Pana. Wed. 16-Student Council meeting after school. Thurs. 17-Previews of the All-School Play. Interesting. Fri. 18-"Happy Landings" was very successful. Mon. 21-F. F. A. meeting after school. Films shown in science classes. Tues. 22-We celebrate Washington's birthday by seeing "Massachusetts Bay Colony", "The Houselceeper's Daughter", and a news reel. Wed. 23-Won last home game against' Moweaqua, S4-22. Thurs. 24-Navy Oiiicers came to talk to our future sailors. Fri. 25--Read final copy for "Old Nokomis". Lost to Staunton. Mon. 28-Monitor system started. Tues. 29-"Old Nokomis" goes to press. Film, "East of Bombay". Coach gives letters to "NU boys. MARCH Wed. I-Snirf, sniff! The seniors are getting ready for Commencement. They had meeting last night for their last big event. Thurs. 2-Assembly program. Picture on "After Pearl Harbor", showing the work of the Red Cross. Fri. 3-Why are the assemblies so quiet? Could it be exams? Mon. 6-Assembly program-films on tuberculosis, safety, and moving X-rays. Tues. 7-Oh! exam papers given back! ! W'ed. 8--Announcements for an all-school dance sponsored by G. A. A. Thurs. 9-Cards given out for those who wish to take tuberculosis test. Fri. 10-"N" club members had a meeting at noon-discuss spring athletics and give coach a parting gift. Mon. 13-What're all those sighs for? Oh Gee! one extra hour of school so that we may graduate May second. Tues. 14-Shots and fire today. Received T. B. tests and had a fire drill. Wed. 15-All-school dance-good crowd, sweet music, soft lights-a success. Ten boys took V-12 tests. Thurs. 16-T. B. tests were read by the doctors. Fri. 17-Seventh hour assembly pupils excused. Home "ec" girls serve St. Patrick's Tea. Mon. 20-F. F. A. meeting at 7:30. Senior play rehearsals begin. Home "ee" girls serve buffet supper. Tues. 21-The freshman girls and the sophomore girls played a tic game of basketball. Wed. 22-Student Council meeting after school. Thurs. 23-Freshman class meeting to prepare for an April Fool party for the sophomores. Senior class meeting for closing activities. Fri. 24--County Teachers' Institute. Fri. 31-Freshman-Sophomore April Fool party. APRIL Mon. 3-Too bad April Fools' Day was on Saturday. How many times were you fooled? Fri. 7-Hurrah! Good Friday-Holiday. Thurs. 13-Senior play cast gave previews of the play. Fri. 14--Senior Class play "Antics of Ann", and what a success! Wed. 19-"Old Nokomisn proof arrives. Thurs. 20-The big event! ! What a good time--Junior Senior banquet. Sat. 22-Mr. Costa took several of his pupils including band members, majorettes, and vocal soloists and ensembles to the district music contest in Springfield. Mon. 24-The seniors are certainly busy. What is that they are giving away??? Could it be cards and an- nouncemerits? Tues. ZS-We seniors dislike letting those "younguns" take care of our school, but Fm afraid there is nothing we can do. Wed. 26-Last full dav of school. Aren't you sad??? Thurs. 27-What exams??? Those lucky seniors don't have to take them fmaybej. Fri. 28-Class Day with all its glory is here. What did the seniors will you? Run. 30-Baccalaureate. M'v 2-The biggest event of thc vear for the seniors- Commencemeat. So long folks!!- f oleomiy 'Zo algf' Athletics Axxiililul fjflxlff! MR. D. COV If Y MR. D. IxlzS5lNbl'.R --xk 1 Cfmifi The Athlete Athletes have continued to gain wide recogni- tion in the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. They have been awarded the Purple Heart, the Distin- guished Flying Cross, the Congressional Medal, and every other award displaying valor, You may ask this question: "Why are athletes outstanding soldiers, sailors, and marines?', The answer is not ditlicult. lt is simply that these young men who have participated in competitive sports have al- ready experieneed many of the thrills that a per- son in combat must experience. He has held the line in football in the closing seconds of play when his contribution may result in defeat or victory. He has made a difficult shot in basketball to provide a margin of victory just as the timer's horn ends the game. He has given his "all" in an CHEER LEADERS attempt to outdistanee his rival to the tape in track. This type of competition compares favor- ably with the infantrymen in Italy holding a hill against a heavy Nazi bombardment, or the pursuit pilot in combat with the odds five to one against him, or the bombardier synchronizing his sights on the target amidst heavy flak and enemy coun- ter attacks. After all, war is nothing more or less than a game. True, it is a game where the code of sportsmanship is sadly missing and where hu- man lives and not trophies are at stake. lt is a game that can end only in complet: victory. The Athlete's competitive spirit, courage, mus- cular coordination, and desire to win will continue to play an important part in this Fight to preserve democracy. ATHLETIC MANAGERS N. Oltmann, J. Toschak, B. Zueck, P. Keller XY. Clayton C. XYright Thirty-one JJ' 'Qlfter the Ball if very Football 1943 Nokomis enjoyed its most successful football season in the last nine years and the third best in the twenty-three year history of the sport. This ine team won six games and lost two. We can be espe- cially proud of our second successive victory over Hillsboro and our first victory over Pana in nine years. Our team scored 103 points during the season to our opponents' 45. Furimsky, Wadzita, and Thornhill were the leading scorers. Zandonai, Blasko, Melin, and Moon gave them additional support with one touchdown each. The fourteen lettermen and the remaining squad members deserve un- limited praise for having put Nokomis back on the map in football. The city of Nokomis honored the squad with a fine banquet on December the first. Over two hundred loyal fans were present. We are very proud -of this group of boys and we sincerely hope that we can continue to produce teams with the same spirit, determination, and success that our 1943 team enjoyed. Lettermen PAUL FURIMSKY-"Pond" was 2 hard driving fullback. He was one of our most consistent ground gainers and scorers. His blocking was hard and effective and his defensive line backing was brilliant. He called the signals and took care of part of the punting. This is his third year as a regular. ,IULBERT MELIN-"-lub" also completed his third year as a regular. He was truly one of the great tackles in Nokomis football. He pos- sessed an uncanny knack of sizing up a play in advance. His other outstanding characteristics were aggressiveness, power, and will to win. His best games were Kincaid, Hillsboro, and Mt. Olive. CYRIL WADZITA-"Wat" was shifted from fullback to left halfback, and he proved himself to be a consistently good runner, passer, and kicker. He used his 190 pounds to good advantage and was a marked man by the opposition. His speed made him a sensational pass receiver and an outstanding scorer. This is his second year as a regular. He is a senior. BOB THORNHILL-"Bob" lived up to the advanced reputation he gained for himself as a freshman last year. This year he filled the right halfback position. He was a hard driver and a good ground gainer on plays to the left. His touchdown against Mt. Olive gave us our most cherished victory. He was an outstanding line-backer. This is his second letter, and he is only a sophomore. DALE HOUCK-"Houck" earned his 'second letter and proved himself to be a capable center. He used his size to an advantage on quick opening plays and he was a hard man to move on defense. BOB BROCKMANf"Bob" made up for lost time in his senior year. He was a regular at left end from start to Hnish. He was adept at sizing up plays, and this made him an outstanding defensive end. His pass-catching ability made him a good offensive end. KENNETH GERMAN-"Ken", a senior, played guard on defense and tackle on offense. His sile made him a defensive power, and he was especially adept at opening holes on offense. STEVE BLASKO-"Steve", a senior, played right end and shared that spot with "Moon". His speed marked him as a constant offensive threat. This was his Erst year of football. VIRGIL MOON-"Virg", a senior, was the most improved player on the squad at the end of the season. His desire to win made up for his lack of experience. This was also his first year of football. RALPH STIMAC-"Stim", a senior, was a valuable man to have around. He was unfortunate in being plagued with injuries during most of the season. He stepped into the lineup in the Pana and Gillespie games and was an important cog in the football machine. LINO ZANDONAI-"Lin" was our regular quarterback and safety man. The expression, "dynamite comes in small packages", sums up Lino very well. He did most of the passing and some running from the short man position in the T formation. He is a junior. CHARLES GOLXTKO-"Chai" came from a long line of football playing Golitkos, .md he more than lived up to the name. He played guard on offense and halfback on defense. He was an excellent blocker and an outstanding defensive halfback. jOHN MACEK-ujohnnyi' played guard on offense and tackle on de- fense. He developed rapidly into a fine defensive and offensive lineman. Being only a sophomore, we can expect him to be a truly great lineman in the next two years. CHARLES SPARKS-"Sparkie's" determination and consistency made it possible for him to see enough service to earn his first football letter is a sophomore. His play at end improved very rapidly. Thirty-two Football "N" Men Charles Sparks, L. E. Bob Brockman, L. E. John Macek, L. G Ralph Stimac, R. T. Cyril Wadzita, H' B. Eugene Parker, C Virgil Moon, R. E. Bob Thornhill, H. B Lino Zandonai, B. Kenneth German' R' T' Steve Blasko, R. E Paul Furimsky, F. B. Charles Golitko, R G Julbert Melin, L. T. Dale Houck, C. Thirty-three The Football Season 1943 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE WE THEY Sept. 17 Shelbyville 13 6 Sept. 24 Kincaid 13 6 Oct. 1 Pana 1 3 7 Oct. 9 St. james 25 0 Oct. 1 S Benld 0 6 Oct. 22 Gillespie 7 2 0 Oct. 2 9 Hillsboro 25 0 Nov. 5 Mt. Olive 7 0 Totals 1 03 4 5 NOKOMIS vs. SHELBYVILLE, 13-6 Our Hrst football game was with Shelbyville, there. The Redskins started out by working the ball to the four-yard line where Cyril Qwatj Wadzita plunged over for the first touchdown. Later in the game Paul CPoodj Furimsky inter- cepted a pass and ran forty yards for a touch- down. He also scored the extra point. The final score was-Nokomis, 13g Shelbyville, 6. NOKOMIS vs. KINCAID, 13-6 The second game was with Kincaid. Bob Thornhill started the scoring by plunging through the line for the first touchdown. Steve Blasko scored by a twenty-yard pass from "Wat". "Pood', scored the extra point. Nokomis defeated Kincaid by a score of 13-6. NOKOMIS vs. PANA, 13-7 The third game of the season was played with Pana. "Pood', scored the first touchdown for Nokomis and also the extra point. The touch- down was the result of a pass from Bob Thorn- hill. Later in the game "Wat" ran thirty yards for another six points. The game ended-No- komis, 133 Pana, 7. REDSKINS TAKE OVER TRADE SCHOOL, 25-0 On Saturday, November 11, our eleven trav- eled to Springfield to down the St. james Trade School by a score of 25-0. The only score of the first half came when Furimsky took a fifteen-yard pass from Zandonai and raced twelve more yards to the goal line. Furimsky also made the extra point. Starting the second half, Nokomis took the ball and by sheer power kept it for a seventy- yard march down the field. Zandonai carried the ball over from the one-yard line on a quick open- ing play. The Redskins then kicked off and took the ball over on the opponents' thirty-yard line, where T-S failed to make their "first and ten". Again, mainly on power, Nokomis took the ball clown to the four-yard line from which Thornhill scored on a plunge. The same thing happened again, except Zandonai passed twenty yards to Moon in the end Zone. Nokomis was again in scoring position when the game ended. Slumliug: james jacliino, Eugene Zueck, Eugene Kovuk, Bill Mclfnnry, Clifford jams. joe Guidish. Mr, Covey fAssist.1nr Coachl, Lino Zandonai, Bob Thornhill, Paul lfurimsky, Cyril Wadzira, Mr. Kcssinger filoachb, Virgil Moon, Melvin Smith, Charles Sparks, Eugene Parker, Lynis Nichaus, Adolph Ncputc, jimmy Brackenhoff. Frou! Ron: Stew Blaxko, Kenneth German, Charles Gulitko, Ralph Srimnc, Dale Houck. john Mncck. julbcrt Mclin, Bob flrocknun, Bohhy Zueck. Clarence Wright fMgr.j. . t 4 Thirty-four The Football Season REDSKINS MEET FIRST DEFEAT OF SEASON, 0-6 On the afternoon of Friday, October 15, the Benld eleven invaded the N. T. H. S. field and handed the Redskins their first defeat of the '43 season by a score of 6-0. The Redskins got off to a flying start early in the opening period by making a series of first-downs and getting into scoring position. This drive was nullified by sev- eral severe penalties. Benld got their only marker in the second quarter by a series of cut-back plays which the Redskins were unable to break up. The remainder of the game brought no threats of score from either team until in the closing min- utes of play, Nokomis showed signs of life by completing a series of passes. However, a Benld interception put the game on ice with the gun sounding off seconds later. REDSKINS DROP SECOND CONFERENCE TILT, 7-20 On the night of Saturday, October 23, the Redskins met their second defeat of the season, under the Gillespie arcs, by a score of 20-7. Again, as in the Benld game a week previous, Nokomis got off a quick drive, Furimsky making the first score of the game on a plunge. The Redskins converted, and there were no more threats of scoring until late in the second period when Gillespie scored on a quick opening play. However, they failed to make their point after the touchdown, and the half ended 7-6, Nokomis. The second half brought a different tune to the ears of the Redskins. On the kickoff starting the third period, Chappel, the Gillespie speedboy, took the ball and ran it back seventy-five yards to score. Again, in the third period, Chappel return- ed a Nokomis punt fifty yards to score. Gillespie succeeded in both attempts for the extra point. There was no score in the final quarter and the game ended 20-7, Gillespie. REDSKINS TAKE OVER HILLTOPPERS, 25-0 By scoring in every quarter the Nokomis eleven succeeded in downing the Hillsboro squad for the second time in two years. The game was played on our home field. Before five minutes of the first quarter had elapsed. Furimsky drove over for the opening score of the game. Wadzita scored on a plunge in the second period. In the third quarter Thornhill chalked up six points on an end-around play. The final score came in the last stanza when Melin blocked a punt, scooped up the loose ball, and raced thirty yards to che goal line. The only point after the touchdown was made on a pass to Zandonai. At no time in the game was Hillsboro in a threatening position. END SEASON WITH 7-0 VICTORY OVER MT. OLIVE On the afternoon of November S, the Redskins completed their successful season by downing the strong Mt. Olive eleven by a score of 7-0 on the N. T. H. S. field. The lone score came in the second period when Thornhill "carried the mail" around end, twenty yards to score. Thornhill made the extra point on a pass. Although there was no more scoring in the game, both teams were in dangerous territory several times. Thirty-five Q PAUL FURIMSKY CForwardD "Pood" played his third year as a regular. He was an outstanding feeder, a grand floorman, and a consistent scorer. His outstanding play gained him recognition from coaches, scribes, and fans. He is deserving of a place among the immortals in Nokomis basketball history. CSeniorD CYRIL WADZITA CCenterD "Wat" earned his second letter this year. He developed into an out- standing pivot man and a leading scorer. He used his size and aggressiveness to the best ad- vantage both offensively and defensively. CSeniorD RAY TAFT CForwardD "Ray" earned his first letter this season. He was a cool, deliberate player. His deception and good basket eye made him a hard man to stop. His b-est game was against Kincaid. CSeniorD JULBERT MELIN CGuard 85 CenterD Julbert was a valuable man either at guard or center. He was an ideal team man. His size, aggressiveness, and determination made him a good defensive man.. CSeniorD '24 T isleel, a T mleef' Basketball BILL BARNSTABLE C'GuardD' "Barney" pos- sessed a fighting heart and he always could be counted on to do his best. He made up for his small stature by outfighting his opponent. He was an outstanding ball handler and a floor man. CSeniorD JACK SCHAEFER CGuard 86 CenterD "Jake" became eligible the second semester, stepped in as a regular, and played some brilliant ball. He led the team in shooting percentage and was a smooth, deceptive Workman. CJuniorD LINO ZANDONAI CGuard 81 ForwardD Al- though the smallest man on the team, "Lino" was always very much in the game. His determina- tion and will to win won him a berth on the team. He was an outstanding ball handler and especially fine shot. He was always at his best when the going was toughest. CjuniorD BOB THORNHILL CGuardD "Bob" was rapidly developing into an outstanding player when he was lost due to ineligibility at the end of the first semester. He was a very strong defensive man. He was a good ball handler and a fair shot. CSophomoreD ' Schedule Where Score TEAM Played WE THEY Rosamond C TD 3 2 2 S Stauntonx' 34 33 Shelbyville CHD 26 43 Hillsborof CHD 2 8 3 S Hillsboro CPana InvitationalD 2 8 30 Panaii CHD 2 6 21 Win CHD 22 1 s Kincaid CTD 29 58 Taylorvilleii CTD 3 1 64 Carlinville: CTD 44 65 Witt CTD 3 1 29 Litchfield CHD 23 33 Hillsboro? CTD 22 27 Taylorvillef C HD 1 9 72 Litchfield CTD 46 42 Carlinvilleii CHD 44 46 Pana'i CTD 2 8 43 Moweaqua CHD S4 22 Staunton? CTD 37 55 Taylorville CPana RegionalD 24 9 3 TOTALS 62 8 8 S4 :P Conference games Thirty-six Basketball "N" Men Paul Furimsky-F Julbert Melin-C-G Cyril Wadzita-C Bill Barnstable-G Bob Thornhill-G Lino Zandonni-F Ray Taft-F Jack Schaefer-G Thirty-seven The Basketball Season REDSKINS DOWN ROSAMOND The Redskins, on December 8th, opened their ,43-,44 season by traveling to Rosamond to hand the Bronc-Busters a 32-25 defeat. Nokomis was trailing at the half by a score of 20-18 but came through with flying colors in the last half. Fur- imsky led the scoring attack with fourteen points. NOSE OUT STAUNTON The Nokomis quintet opened its S. C. con- ference season by beating out Staunton, 34-33. The Redskins trailed by seven points at the half and by eight at the beginning of the last quarter. Good ball handling and shooting gave Nokomis fourteen points in the last period while Staunton made only five. The game was played on the home floor. BOW TO SHELBY The Shelbyville Rams traveled to Nokomis to hand the Redskins a 43-26 non conference defeat. Nokomis showed signs of life in the last stanza by scoring fourteen points while the Rams made only twelve-not enough to threaten Shelby's comfortable eighteen-point lead. LOSE TO HILLTOPPERS The Hillsboro five rallied in the last minute of play to beat out the Redskins, 35-28. Nokomis lcd by Hve points at halftime and held that margin through most of the remaining game. Furimsky kept Nokomis in the game by racking up seventeen points. The game was played on our home floor. PANA lNVlTATlONAL TOURNEY The Redskins dropped out on the first round of the holiday tourney by losing a thrilling 30- 28 tilt to Hillsboro. Again Furimsky kept up the Nokomis morale with nineteen points. BEAT PANA The Pana Panthers traveled to Nokomis to start out the new year with a 26-21 defeat. The whole Redskin team played a good brand of ball on both offense and defense and were leading eleven points at halftime. Pana came back a little stronger in the last half but not strong enough to overcome the Nokomis margin. KNOCK OFF WITT After leading all of the way, Nokomis dropped in thirteen points in the closing minutes to beat the Witt Speedboys by a 35-26 score. Wadzita led the Redskins to victory with eighteen points. The game was played at Nokomis. PONIES THROW REDSKINS Without the services of Furimsky the squad dropped the game played on the Kincaid court by a score of S8-29. Taft helped out considerably with nineteen points. TORNADOES ROLL OVER REDSKINS Although Furimsky was back and Schaefer became eligible making the team considerably stronger, Taylorville was just too much. No- komis held them to only a four-point margin at the end of the first quarter, but the game ended 63-21 in favor of Taylorville. The game was played at Taylorville. LOSE TO CARLlNVlLLE The Redskins traveled to Carlinville to drop a conference game to the uhot shots". Carlinville was shooting considerably above par while No- komis couldn't connect. Final: 65-44, Carlinville. DOWN SPEEDBOYS IN OVERTIME Led by Schaefer the Redskins broke into the winning column when they came up from behind BASKETBALL GROUP in" un: i r. essuijer .oaei , emi' arm , ii ii wi ribar, kimxme Schaefer, Ix.nlure Berlinerri. Ramon Bertolinn, Meliin Smith, Dale fl LR 'vi lk i, If 11111 C ll Rdlpl H I Hnutls, lwnis Nithaus. Karl Kult, l.h.ults Goliikn, jimmy Guyot, jiinmie llracktnhofi Bill lxirkpiiiitk Mr Coin 1Xssisrint iuiihi Imul Kun Clarence W'righl lMgr.1. llill Barnstable, Ray Taft. .lulberl Melin, Cvril XVidlili l'iul Tuiimskx Ruben Thornhill liek Schitllr lino Zindonai xvsm-H cl.iyi.in qmgm. Thirty-eight The Basketball Season in the closing minutes of play to tie the Witt five at the end of the last quarter. After the overtime: Nokomis, 31g Witt 29. The game was played at Witt. DROP NON-CONFERENCE GAME TO LITCHFIELD Trailing through the whole game, the Redskins couldn't seem to hit their stride while Litchfield continued to "pour them in". The game, played at Nokomis, ended 33-23, Litchfield. LOSE HEART BREAKER TO HILLSBORO After leading through practically all of the game, the Redskins "cooled off" in the closing minutes, and the Hilltoppers made up the differ- ence by pushing up their score eight points while Nokomis made only two points in the last stanza. The large Hillsboro floor was no advantage to the Redskins. Final: Hillsboro 27-Nokomis 22. GET REVENGE ON LITCHFIELD Led by Wadzita the Redskins played a "nip and tuck" game on the Litchfield floor. Although Nokomis led through most of the game, Litch- field "racked up" when the horn blew. Wadzita and Zandonai got a field goal apiece in the over- time. Final: 46-42, Nokomis. BOW TO TAYLORVILLE The strong Tornadoes came to Nokomis to hand out a 72-19 defeat to the Redskins. How- ever, the local five didnft give up but continued to scrap and keep their spirits until the horn blew. LOSE THRILLER TO CARLINVILLE When Carlinville came to Nokomis, they re- ceived a little different reception from what they had expected. The Redskins played a good solid brand of ball all the way through. Neither team held over a four-point margin at any time. The Carlinville center dropped in a long shot in thc closing seconds to win the game 46-44. PANTHERS DOWN REDSKINS Nokomis traveled to Pana to meet a much im- proved team. Although the Panthers held only a small margin, they led most of the way and "sunk" several "set--ups" in the final minutes to beat the Redskins, 43-28. TAKE SPITE ON MOWEAQUA The Moweaqua squad came to Nokomis to meet a "sad-blow". Furimsky led the scoring attack with eighteen points. At no time in the game did Moweaqua show signs of revolt. Re- serves finished the game. Final: 54-22, Nokomis. DROP CONFERENCE GAME TO STAUNTON The Redskins met a well seasoned squad when they traveled to Staunton. Although Wadzita dropped in twenty-one points, the Nokomis quin- tet was unable to cope with the opposition. Final: Staunton, 55-Nokomis 37. DROP OUT ON FIRST ROUND OF REGIONAL After having faced Taylorville twice in the season, the strong Tornadoes were the Redskins' opposition in the first round of the regional tourney. Furimsky scored fifteen points, but that wasn't nearly enough to cope with the top ranking team in the state. Final: Taylorville, 93 -Nokomis, 24. 'Take Me Uut to the Ball Game" 1943 Baseball Due to bad weather and the boys' starting to work immediately after school was out the '43 baseball season was cut to only nine games. Most of these were played in rain or on a wet field. However, the boys managed to win seven of their nine games. JOHN POLIAK-"Johnny" was truly an out- standing third baseman. His fielding was flaw- less an.d he possessed a rifle arm. He was the team's leading hitter. He is such a brilliant pros- pect that the Brooklyn "Dodgers" have signed him to a contract. He earned his third letter. LOUIS ZANDONAI-"Louie" was the second best hitter on the team. He was especially dan- gerous at bat with runners on the bases. He played left field and was a very good outfielder. This is his second letter. CHARLES ZUECK-"Butch" was the number one pitcher on the squad. He had a good fast ball, and fast breaking curve. He was such a dangerous hitter that he was used in the outfield when not pitching. This was his third year as a regular. BRUCE VVIENEKE-"Bruce" was the second string pitcher. He took his turn on the pitching mound and could always be counted on for a fine performance. PAUL FURIMSKY-"Pood,' was the first string catcher. He was a good receiver and possessed a fine arm. He was a long ball hitter and batted in the cleanup position. This is Paul's third base- ball letter. ANDY GOLITKO-"Andy" played first base. He was a dependable fielder and quite often saved some infielder with a fine play. He was a tough luck hitter but was always dangerous. This was Andy's third year as a regular. CYRIL VVADZITA-"Wat" was the regular centerfielder. He covered a lot of ground for a big fellow and he possessed a Hne throwing arm. He had power at the plate and was always dan- gerous. This is his second letter. LINO ZANDONAI-"Linn was the second string catcher and also played some in the infield and outfield. He was a good lead off man because he was hard to pitch to. He was quite valuable because he could play any position. This is his second letter. BOB THORNHILL-"Bob" played either at sec- ond or short. He was a good infielder and a dan- gerous man at bat. He was very dependable. This is Bob's first letter. CHARLES KLINDVVORTH-"Charles" has the necessary qualities of becoming an outstanding pitcher. He was a willing worker and learned fast. He made the most of his opportunities when he was given a starting assignment. This is his first year on the team. ISADORE BERTINETTI-"Ise,' was the utility infielder. He played good ball whenever the op- portunity came his way. Like Bob and Charles he was only a freshman, so much can be expected of him in the future. GERALD MEHOCHKO-"Gerald" played a lot of baseball for the team. He was the regular shortstop but did not complete the season and consequently did not earn a letter. CLARENCE WRIGHT-"Butter" was a Capable and efficient manager. Track and Field For the first time in recent track and field history, Nokomis was represented in the State Meet. This meet is held annually in Memorial Stadium at the University of Illinois. Cyril Wadzita and Julbert Melin qualified for this meet by placing second in the district meet held at Taylorville. Steve Blas-ko was the third letter winner. Our three-man team participated in five other meets during the season. Competition was especially keen in all of the meets and our three lettermen deserve much credit for their fine showing. SUMMARY OF THE MEETS WADZITA MELIN BLASKO Pana Invitational lst Discus lst High Jump 3rd 440 yd. Dash lst 220 yd. Dash 3rd Shot Put- 3rd 100 yd. Dash Taylorville Invitational lst Discus znd 220 yd. Dash 3rd Shot Put 3rd 100 yd. Dash Decatur Relays Sth Discus Sth 100 yd. Dash South Central Meet lst Discus Sth 220 yd. Dash District Meet 2nd Discus Forty lst High Juinp Sth High Jump Sth 440 yd. Dash 3rd High Jump Sth 440 yd. Dash 2nd High Jump "The American Patrol" Student Council Slumlmg: john Kalvaiiis, jimmy Brackcnhuff, Lino Zandonai, fVice Presiiicntl. .Iulberi Melin ql'i-cxiilenll. Silliug: Roberta llugencr tSecrel.n'v-'l'i'e.u urcrb, Rusalie Holmes, Beverly llhristy, Naualee Olimann, Mrs, Gent 1Spnnxnrj, ' Student Council Four years ago a group of students was ap- pointed to draw up a constitution for a Student Council. The constitution provided for three members from the senior class of whom one was to be president, and two from each of the other three classes. These were to be elected in the spring, except for the members from the incom- ing freshman class who were elected in the fall. Two faculty advisors were chosen, one by the faculty and one by the Council, thus making a total of twelve members including the Prin- cipal. After the departure of Mr. Funkhauser, the Council has had only one advisor, Mrs. Gent. Since its organization the Student Council has conducted all class elections, and the elections of cheer leaders, the sale of war stamps and bonds, and this year had charge of the gathering of funds for the "March of Dimesf' It has also planned for and chosen films for two assembly programs. Upon the suggestion of our new principal, Mr. Hewitt, the Council is laying plans for several new activities which promise to be helpful in building up better school spirit and student morale. The Council has always been ready to help a needy cause, promote better school spirit, and intends to continue doing so by carrying on the duties it has assumed and promoting a co-oper- ative school spirit. Forty-one 'Strike Up the Band" . T. H. S. Band MR. D. COSTA Banff Dir1'r'lor lofi Kun: Xlillnier fii'rn1.in, limi L.inilrlu.ii. Mt-lxin Smith, Suit' ll.isuxit'li, lhilw awp ,limi-iy r5i.y.,f, lliimrliy klansun. in-in-li x3.i.glm. xtmimt mum, simian Xitluria l'.iulnn, Clifford ,lar-is l'lin'il Kon: Ilill Kirltpalrieli, luella Perri The N.T.H.S. band, under the direction of Mr. Costa, has progressed nicely this year. Although Mr. Costa did enter some solo numbers in the spring contest, the band has attended no other contests, due to gas and tire rationing, but it has performed at home football and basketball games with the seven main maiorettes as leaders. The forty-two members of the band formed various initials of both home and visiting teams. On February second came the Grand Finale, with LaVonne presenting a solo exhibition as her graduation from the corps. This is her senior year and fourth year of participation. Other than the seven main major- ettes. there are eleven girls who perform occasion- ally as a corps, pre- senting a fine ap- pearance. The band as a whole is a morale- builder and a "booster" at games. Each member takes an active part and interest, thereby making the band a success. -IIMMY tsUYoT, Iiamf M gr. Tlminliill, lugem- l'.irlxei, lliarlrs Cinlirku, 'limce tulnniiu. Swimrif Kruulii. :Xudrei llnlwlvaril. lillian Sw,irlu'icl4, Mclila lliurimynins. . jimmy llamon, .Mlell Slvers. 'lou 'I'mtli.iL, l.ul.i ,lean llagenwiur, 'lui' fxuidisli, Rosalie llulmes. lloyd Storni, lieierly Lilirisly. fren! Run: Aruliig Tomlelln, Mike i1li.iriiislw. 'limniie Schaefer. Pele llaesani, Ciarl Keele, lugene liolulx, Charles Waullf, llill Schneelwerg, jim liratlsenliolf. Forty-two Majorettes In N m Sclwrempp NY'iIn1.l Sln.llley Sue Srlmper -Iune I,1lHC.lXlUl' Nurnu .lean Slivers F WIRLIN G CORPS Margie Cmmdy Bark Rout M. Zueck, B. Kosko, C. Guidish, A Battles, A. Porento, F. Schneider, KI. Schneider P. Vgmeil. Ifrwzf Row: P. Bolle, xl. Clolitko D. Hulbert, J. Holmes, O. Hagemeier. limb Run: lmu Zami-m.u. liulw ISI-mlmx.uv. Slew lilnlw, 1 xrnl XV.ul1u.u. luggunu Stull, Ixumclh l.uI-11. llulv l'ln-nnlnll, Ihlc Ilnuck, ilullwrx ML-lm 'iftout Hearted Max" ff " Club lfvfv Rwn: lxll- ,'Xndcrw-m, lull-url Nh-lin ISL-lm-1nxfI'rc.uurvrv, l',uul Iurimvky 4l'rusidum'v, Cvril XY,u.l1il.1 4Y1cu I'xui4Iunv, Bull li.xrnm.ululc, Suu nn: Srcw lSl.nlw, IS-fb lhmlxnum, lu-nnullu Civrmnn, iluxluw C,-ylillw. ,liwnv Guym, Ihlc lluulk. 'lfwvll Rfwn. 'Il-lm Nlalck, Ylrgnl Mmm, Klmr Splrkx, llnlx Ilmrnlull. XXcndclI Slum-lx, lmu l.m-I-mn. Football Carnival xwmm. c,c.A.u..,.. s,',,.,,.l :mfg lmlwllu x1..N.l.,.mx. lawn.. m.....ul-V. llclcn 1,,l...L. llcxcrlx cluml, mn my xx.,11m.,..... c,1..l1M 1 .lu-H-X. l.ml s.......Nl X uq.n,,+. .Inns l.1..l.u-Q-If fQ..l-l-nu, Rum llinuw. sm' Q.-lm,-.-V. xml.. ,1..l,..1.-. Imilc sflmaluv.-, um lu.. U'N1.nIIl-5, x'.l-ul.-..1 lm..lK.... :wwf nun: nm. llc, ,lean .xml C-'Ill-lwuml-, slwll-v I-vu mls, .lammw 'I'm.ma, .A. A. rap a....: Kal..-..a Hairy.-fi, 11.-.ai si. itat.. Nam... J. slam., i,.li..m swirisfatet. time Mae w'.,..ai..,i..f, ,lam-i ua..,..ay, nimm.. K.-wks, il.. ara Alnhnson, Irma Miller. Swiuflil Run: Adell Myers. Evelyn Yericker. Ilorotlw Knndle, Iiula ,lean Hagemeier. .Iuliann Golitlm, lxalwlle Maxilnniiw, Phar- lnlre Guidiwh, Iixcille Shallwl, .lean Holmes. Tlffril Kun: Min Myerscough ISponxorl, Adienne Myers, l.iol.i Dugger, Roberta Hugener, Iuella Perry. Mary Ion l7'NI.lIlev, Rita iatgenmxi, l.aura Mae Petty, -lanice Schneider, Betty Ruskin. Margaret Zur-ck. llful Run: Rosalie llolmet, liewrlx klirisly. Gladiw Kiln-rev 184-tix-i.irxl, Iliiroiluy Ilullwi-ri 1'l're.isurerI, Ruth Hines lYice-l'x't-sitleiiil, Sue Seliapi-r Qlhesitlenil. Nlargie C'u.nlx. The G. A. A. organized this year with a very promising membership. Oilicers elected for the year are President, Sue Schaperg Vice President, Ruth Hines, Treasurer, Gladys Cibereyg Secre- tary, Dorothy Hulbert. The first affair of the year was the Initiation Party in October. It was a wiener roast in Catgenova's pasture, and after a feast around the Ere, the initiation got into full swing. After carrying dolls to school, wearing the hair in the "up do" fashion, and going through the ritual, seventeen new members were added to our happy group. Yum, yum, November I0 found the G. A. A. busy in preparation for the G. A. A.-"N" Club Banquet. Everyone ate to his content of Italian spaghetti, bread sticks, cole slaw, pumpkin pie, milk and coffee. Eugene Stolz, former "NU Club member, home on furlough, was an honorary guest. Everyone enjoyed the program after which many found themselves in the Hgymn decorating for the all-school carnival. Jingle bells! Jingle bells! December 15 found the girls gathered at Miss Myerscouglfs apart- ment for their Christmas party and gift exchange. Games consisting of bingo, jig-saw puzzles, and word contests were played. Prize winners were Moneta Krustki, Eula ,lean Hagemeier, and the Myers twins. January held plans for a sleigh ride, but, to comply with the Weather man, it was changed to a pot-luck supper. February we had a Valentine party, in March, a St. Patrick's party and Minstrel Show. April we were up early and out for a buddy breakfast, camp style. W'hat a memorable, happy, successful year! " ld MacDonal4l Had a Farmn 'fwfr Kun: Kcnncrlm German, David lfnstcrday, john Marek, W'arrcn Clayton, Wilmer German, Riclnrd W':irrjcs, Reno Mcnin. jzimcs Sleek, Clarcncc Ihriistnlwlu, Clirrull llcrmg. Sf-rrunl Run: Kennclh Engcllxart, Jimmie Sclmcfer, Adolph Nepuie, Kuirh Wfirnsing, jimmy Guynr, Ru-swll iimrrull, lvin Cassidy. ,Inc S.i.1rlunip, lihlc Hintnn, .lack Schncfcr, Mr. Montgomery QSpo1-.url. Tlwml Kon: Ieun Wdrnxing, XX'.1ync jnlinson, Lynis Niclmus LScrg- u.inL .il Arinsj, .Iuncw iiolonius lTrc4survrJ, D.ilu Houck QSccrcuryj, Milt.1n Ruppcrt fprcsiduntl. .Iuhn Buwnmn 1Vicc-l'rcxn.lcnIl, linrulil lnxxiiiy, Kcnnclli Baulu, llilwin Cliuiily. Iimfll Razr: Alvin Bricker, liluyd Storm, Kcnnctll liplcy, Mnriin Sclircmpp, Al Kiefer, Russell Gurnnxn, I.ylc Aniiurxun. l'.irl Mnrlvv. F. F. A. Projects qlj Vcrnnn ,Iulinxun'x Kcgisicrcd Blue Ribbon Pure Bred Hampsliirce C21 Milton Ruppert! pri7c winning l'lymuull1 Rocks lil Wfiync -Iul1mon's Black Jlnguw xiccr pruiucl H3 Uxlnrd Slmuup uirud for hy Alolinny Bowman U3 Hanipihirea .md f6j Vccding llogw xziiwd lwy Milmn Ruppi-rr 173 Kcnncrli Ilngluliunri .und gurl uf hix iirxr yur Swine Pmiuct L85 Some more uf Bowmnn': sheep Q9j jimcs Culrmim' Blnk Angus Siucr which w.u p.irr nf hiv I9-H nnwrsiwd priwmice prujecr, Forrv-six 'Hella Broadway" All-School Play HAPPY LANDINGS Scene I-Skofsky pursues Percival. Michael pur- sues Skofsky. Scene II-Juliet: "Now march yourself right out dere, big boy, and put dem things in de kitchen." Scene III-Spotty: "You wouldn't want a famous aviator like Mrs. Pemberton to be chased by a crazy husband, would you?,' Scene IV-Mr. Stackpoole: "I'm ready to pay handsomely for the ride." Fifi: "'Ow much?" Mr. Stackpoole: "Two hundred dollarsf THE CAST OF CHARACTERS Dirccfor-Miss YACKLE Juliet, the maid in the Stackpoole home Schaper Washington Jones, in love with Juliet ..,..,,...................Melvin Smith Mrs. Stackpoole, mistress of the house ..,,...................,...Luella Perry Anthony Stackpoole, with a secret yearning to fly .......,....,....,..... Steve Dasovich Barbara, their daughter . . . . Margaret Zueck Miss Sabrina, of the Ladies' Literary Society ...,...............,...Pauline Mcclaine Miss Busby, her friend and imitator. .Adell Myers Mlle. Fifi, a lady from Par-ee Margaret Catgenova Percival Courtwright, who prefers books to French girls ,..,...,....,... Donald Tooley Michael Pemberton, who flies for pleasure Rhodes Spotty, his co-pilot .........,..... Carl Keele Skofsky, who hates aviators . .William McEnary Forty-seven Iunior Class Play THE GO-GETTER Scene I-Jimmy: lt's the first time I ever heard when one order was unpacked. Now that's pf putting 11 fellow to sleep in order to wake carelessness on Somebodyas part. im up. l l I Scene ll-Marian: Jimmy Falk, what are you and Scene IV-Baines: Ill pay twice the rent Palmer your gil-1 frignd Cooking up now? has agreed to pay if you'll let me have my Scene III-Merkle: There were two dishes missing Old offices back, MiSS Thumb- THE CAST OF CHARACTERS Dirwfor-Miss COCKS Letitia Thumb, a renting agent . .Doris Mindrup Percy Manship, in love withhimself,CharlesNVolff George A. Baines, head of his own magazine Jimml' Falk, engaged to Marian ------ Carl Keele publishing company .,........ Melvin Smith Hazel Jackson, an Oglcc Clerk for the Melford Palmer, Baines' slow thinking secre- Stoddardk Corporation 4---11-- M317 Cfenflll tary . ,.V4VVV N - MCr0n Cockelreas Muriel Vernon, Mr. Stoddard's secretary Marian Palmer, Melford's energetic sister f--"'---------4e----- Nefmegene C00Pef ,.................,.........Sue Schaper Mrs' Cortelyou Elmwood, who meets hcl. Mrs- Libby Palmer, their devoted mother Wfaterloo .....,.......,..., Lois Chambers A ' ' - ' V - 4 - - - - - - - - ' 4 V -Eulfl .lean Hegemeief Charles F. Merkle, a successful business Valeria Morton, who is socially ambitious man "'4""""'A"""' Richard Wattles ,. .. .,....EdwinaStauder StageManager.. .......RayWard Forty-eight - Senior Class Play ANTICS OF ANN Scene I-Slug: "That's the dame." Morris: "Sl'1e's the girl in this picture, all right, but she's the secretary. Scene II-Tuppy: "Mrs. Riley, this cream just won't whip. Something's wrong with it." Mrs. Riley: "I don't guess it will whip it- self. You get back in that kitchen and whip it. I'll be there in two minutes, and it better be ready." Scene Ill-Mrs. Riley: "Well, everybody grab something. We'll stow the stuff in the station wagon and then divide up anyway you like." Scene IV-Janet: "No, I think l'll change that. Make it read Xi.Yfl7f'f7 cents, in half-car lots." john: "Just a moment, Miss Russell. Let's put that price at twelve cents for all orders of one hundred pounds or moref' THE CAST OF CHARACTERS Dirrrior-Miss Yackle Mr. Riley, proprietor of Lootonka Inn Furimsky Mrs. Riley, his wife .........., Cathryn Pieper Tuppy Smith, a self-important bellhop ..,.....,.....,.....,.....EugeneKozuk John Blake, president of the Blake Coffee Company ..,..........,.,.. Bob Brockman Miss Russell, his secretary ......,. Mildred Fearn Patricia Owen, strenuous young lady Doris Kates Christine Crowley, a husband hunter .Pat Keller Emmy Lou Jarman, from "ole Virginnyn ......,..,........,,,....Darlene Dahler Edward Howard, fair game for the girls .......,..,..julbert Melin Bruce Morris, a shady young man.Bill Schneeberg Slug Boswell, his chauffeur ..,,.... Ray Robbins Ann Tallant, the "Coffee Queen" .,.,.,,...,,....,.....LaVonne Schrempp Janet Lynn, a friend of Ann .Dorris Kirkpatrick Forty-nine The More We Get Together" The Social Calendar J Q Do all of us fully realize the value of social affairs in school? Sometimes it is doubtful! Some people don't seem to realize that school affairs are morale-building and up-lifting. They relieve the tension of long hours of study and clear the "cobwebs" from our tired brains. Let us review this year's school social affairs. Let them speak for themselves. Perhaps they can tell us just how great their value is. First came our annual Harvest Dance. The "gym" looked very pretty with corn stalks, tree boughs, and other autumnal decorations. Immediately following this came the Freshman-Sophomore Hallowe'en Party. In November, after school one afternoon, we had an All-School Dance as the result of the sophomores and juniors losing the contest for Annual sales. Right after this, the G.A.A. gave a banquet for the "N" Club. Remember how proud we all were of our team? In December we had two big affairs. First, the Box Social where the boys rather took a chance, but wasn't it fun? Then the Christmas party! Oh My! Even Santa came to that one, and brought us serpen- tine, paper hats, noise-makers and other gifts. The seniors presented an interesting program to all the guests gathered around a beautifully decorated tree. We really had a "Merry Christmas." February brought another G.A.A. party. This time the girls took the initiative and invited the boys to be their valentines. Last of all came the BIG event--The Prom! Remember the fun we had that night? Formals, upswept hair, starry eyes, and a feeling of merriment everywhere! That was a night to remember all the rest of our lives. Have I helped to recall these affairs? And in recalling, have we begun to realize their values? I hope that I have at least "planted the seedsf' so that they may grow into a lovely flower of memory. Eventually we will realize that school affairs breed in us a poise and feeling of self-reliance that will help us always in our dealings with other people. Fifty VJMIWZ-U'C SPONS SM! , 7,1 OR cole A Jn 0 1 N 20--'ar-Q one-G 'Q Nc Q 'N 5 ' 'ml Q Q 5-f li 5, -4:-vz:1CXO-40:17 g 5 E Q? x 1 Y sox' ff Q 2 Q W' DS .2 ,rf"M,M1f wi an V' . H.. H 030--lf'1f'ZZ-'CID S .. -Q N4 -4 of rink 9, M 3: 1 V., EV 3. 'Darien HCIUYW , V -XXBQS, S. . Qxix V "D tt 11 'Cv ' Y SPONSOR X' T I, H N' ' M i5h.fly" relive" S - Elall: R offkfff 'F 1' , in Q ,, Kia" 5 - Sue , D K B xg "Norm" mu-ur, is: 'Jr Q .mniur. aus. Kntlirine Hulbert Mcron Cockelrens Slumllfly: Sue Sclnpcr, Norma Cnirluck, Kulirinc Hulbert, ilirl Keele. Mildred lfcarn, Edwin.: 5 l M N LI 195 H .lullwrl Malin, Ronilie Hulmcx Mr. Montgomery lspunsurl, Melvin Smith. Mcmn C'm'lwlrc.n, Rav Rulxluns. Slllnlg: l'.ul.i juan llngciiiclcr, Rim C'.irgcnm.i, Dorolliy -Immun. llorris Kirkpatrick, Bcxvrli Kilirisly, llurix lk STAFF Eafifm'-ill-Cfrirf Ray Robbins Kmfafc, Effifnr . AMY Ea'if0r Euln Jean Hagemeier Axs'l Kodak Ezlilor I.if4'rary Effifor, . .,N0rma Carlock Asx'f Kodak Edilor Asx'f I,if4'rury Iiflilor .Edwina Stnuder Axs'l Ijlrrary Alblvfic' Mgr. Asx'l Aflrlvfic' Mgr. . Buximnvx Mgr. Calvmlar Eflifnr Circzzlafion Mgr., . Editor A Sue Schaper Julbert Melin . .Carl Keele Bill Schnccbcrg . Rita Catgenovn , . .Melvin Smith Typixf Typist . Typist . Typixf . T-yflisf , , Sponsor. , , Sponsor . Doris Kutes Beverly Christy Mildred Iienrn . Rosalie Holmes , Dorothy Janson Dorris Kirkpatrick ,. Miss Ynckle Mr. Montgomery CC JJ T here re .fuck lain .r Fifty-two jingle bells Picture pose Ou a summer day Old Glory Juliet and Romeo Crew cut House wives "Pood" Noon hour Hungry? Chem. "lab" Thirsty? Warcli the birdie Two portraits Winrcrtinie Hold on! Profile Sisters Musketeers Pay up Christmas vacation Cheer leaders Quarterre Buddies Sunny? Ct' JJ M61MOT1bI Fifty-:hr Bertolino, Ramon 27, 28, 38 House, Ronald 20 'The Gemgfr All Here" Adams, Helen 24 Anderson, Lyle E. 20, 44, 46 Bangert, Margie 28 Barker, Wanda 29 Barnstable, Mr. C. W. 3 Barnstable, Clarence 24, 46 Barnstable, William C. 9, 14, 15, 17, 18, 36, 37, 38, 44 Bass, Joe 19, 20 Battles, Audrey Jean 24, 43 Battles, Kenneth 9, 14, 17, 18, 46 Beaman, Billie 9, 14, 16, 18 Bednar, James 20 Bender, Robert' 27, 28 Bertinetti, Dominic 24 Bertinetti, Isadore 24, 38, 40 Blades, Bertha 2 8 Blasko, Steve 9, 14, 16, 18, 32, 33, 34, 40, 44 Blazich, Elbin 24 Bolte, Pauline 24, 43 Bowman, Johnny 14, 17, 20, 46 Brackenholf, James 27, 28, 34, 38, 41, 42 Braye, Loretta 28 Bricker, Alvin 28, 46 Brockman, Bob 8, 14, 15, 16, 18, 32, 33, 34, Index Ciberey, Gladys 24, 44, 45 Clayton, Warren 9, 14, 17, 18, 31 Coady, Margie 24, 43, 45 Cockelreas, Meron 20, 48, 51 Cocks, Miss M. 5, 19, 23, 24, 48 Cole, Darlene 14, 17, 18 Collebrusco, Jean Ann 44 ,ss Colonius, Betty 28 Colonius, Edna 20 Colonius, James 24, 42, 46 Colonius, Ruth 28 Compton, Violet 28 Cooper, Normagene 20, 48 Costa, Mr. D. 5, 15, 19, 21, 42 Covey, Mr. D. 6, 31, 34, 38 Crabbe, Martha 24 - Cranfill, Mary 19, 20, 48 Hagemeier, Dwain 2 8 Hagemeier, Eula Jean 20, 42, 45, 48, 51 Hagemeier, Orene 24, 43 Hand, Marjorie 10, 14, 16, 18 Hefley, Gearldine 20 Henson, Betty 24 Herzog, Carroll 10, 14, 17, 18, 46 Herzog, Marian 24 Hewitt, Mr. L. O. 4, 41 Hieronymus, Melda M. 24, 42 Hines, Ruth 10, 14, 16, 17, ls, 44, 45 Hinkle, Miss J. 4 Hinton, Dale 20, 46 Hoehn, Verda L. 24 Holmes, Jean 24, 43, 45 Holmes, Rosalie 8, 10, 14, 15, 17, 18, 41 42, 45, si Houck, M. Dale 10, 14, 16, 18, 32, 33 Dahler, Darlene 10 Dasovich, Steve, Jr. Davis, Lelia 14, 20 Davis, Norma 20 14, 16, is, 49 14, 24, 42, 47 Dobernick, Alma 10, 14, 17, 18 34, 38, 44, 46 House, Gerald C. 29 House, Lorene 28 House, Raleigh 20 Dugger, Laola 28, 45 Durbin, Audrey 28 Durbin, Evelyn 10, 14, 17, 18 Easterday, David 24, 46 Fearn, Mildred 10, 14, 18, 49, 51 Janson, Dorothy 11, 14, 17, 18, 42, 51 44, 49 Brooks, Florence 20 Brown, Mr. D. E. 4, 5 Bustrin, Miss Edna 7 Bust rin, Miss Eunice 5 Engelhart, Kenneth W. 24, 46 Epley, Kenneth R. 24, 46 Epley, Rita F. 24 Hribar, Hribar, Mary 28 Rudolph 24, 38 Hubbard, Audrey J. 28, 42 Hugener, Roberta 19, 20, 41, 45 Hulbert, Dorothy 14, 23, 24, 43, 45 Hulbert, Kathrine 11, 14, 17, 18, 45, 51 Jachino, James 34 Jachino, Jim 20, 24 Jachino, Velia 24, 44 Carlock, Geraldine 28 Fesser, Jean 19, 20, 45 Fournier, Edna 24 Janson, Jimmie 28, 38, 42 Jaros, Clifford 24, 34, 42 Fox, Bernard 29 Fricke, Judith 24 Furimsky, Paul 10, 14, 15, 16, 18, 32, 33 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 44, 49 Gent, Mrs. E. 5, 19, 20, 41 German, Kenneth 10, 14, 17, 18, 32, 33, Johnson, Anna M. 24 Johnson, Bill 29 Johnson, Clifford 28 Johnson, Delmar 23, 24 Johnson, Ila M. ll, 14, 16, 18, 45 Johnson, Johnson, Josephine 11, 14, 16, 18 Ray 28 Johnson, Vernon 20, 46 Carlock, Norma 9, 14, 17, 18, 51 Carroll, Charles 14, 28 Carroll, Harriet 24 Carroll, Imogene 24 Carroll, Russell 9, 14, 17, 18, 46 Carroll, Ruth 9, 14, 17, 18 Carroll, Teddy 27, 28, 38 Cassidy, Edwin 14, 20, 46 Cassidy, Harold 20, 46 Cassidy, Ivan 24, 46 Cassidy, James 24- Catgenova, Margaret 9, 14, 16, 18, 45, 47, 51 Caulk, Berry 20 Caulk, Freida 9, 14, 17, 18 Caulk, Patrick 14, 28 Chabala, William L. 14, 28 Chambers, Lois 20, 48 Charnisky, Michael 9, 14, 15, 17, 18, 42 Christy, Beverly 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 18, 41, 42, 44, 45, 51 34, 44, 46 German, Russell E. 24, 46 German Wilmer 10, 14, 17, 18, 42, 46 Gilbert, Mr. W. P. 3, 6 Golitko, Andy 13, 14, 16, ls, 40 Golitko, Charles 19, 20, 32, 33, 34, 38, 42, 44 Golitko, Juliann 24, 43, 45 Grimes, Lee 20 Gronewald, Dwain 29 Guidish, Charlotte 24, 43, 45 Guidish, Joseph 24, 34, 42 Guyot, Jimmy L. 19, 20, 38, 42, 44, 46 Fifty-four Johnson, Wayne 28, 46 Jones, Marjorie 20 Kacura, Helen 24 Kalvaitis, John W. 24, 41 Kates, Doris, 11, 14, 16, 18, 49, 51 Keele, Carl 14, 16, 19, 2l, 38, 42, 47, 48 51 Keiser, Clarence W. 21 Keiser, Doris 24 Keller, Patricia 8, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 31 49 Kelley, Clarence 24 Kennedy, Janet Ann 23, 25, 45 Kessinger, Mr. D. 6, 31, 34, 38 Kessler, Mr. G. 7 Kettelkamp, Marilyn P. 25 Kiefer, Al 25, 46 Kirkpatrick, Billy 27, 28, 38, 42 Kirkpatrick, Dorris 11, 14, 16, 18, 49, 51 Klindworth, Charles 40 Knodle, Dorothy 29, 45 Kosko, Anna 11, 14, 16, 18 Kosko, Betty 25, 43, 45 Kozuk, Eugene 8, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 42, 49 Krutski, Moneta 29, Kurica, Joe 21 42, 45 Lancaster, June 23, 25, 43 Layer, Paul 21 Lehenbauer, Osmar 29 Lehenbauer, Sylvio 21 Lehman, Lee 11, 14, Lewis, John 25 Macek, John 23, 25, 17, 18 32, 33, 34, 44, 46 Maretti, Julio 11, 14, 16, 18 Marley, Carl 25, 46 Marley, Teresa 11, 14, 15, 16, 18 Masilonus, Isabelle L. 27, 29, 44, 45 Matthews, Dorothy 29 34, McC1aine, Pauline M. 27, 29, 47 McClusky, Walter 12, 14, 16, 18 McEnary, William 12, 14, 16, 18, 34, 47 Mehochko, Gerald 40 Melin, Julbert 8, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 32 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 44, 49, 51 Mcnin, Reno 29, 46 Meyer, Virginia 12, 14, 17, 18 Miller, Mr. A. 3 Miller, Irma 29, 45 Mindrup, Darrell 21 Mindrup, Doris 14, 21, 48 Moeller, Mr. G. 3 Montgomery, Mr. A. 6, 8, 15, 46, 51 Moon, Virgil 12, 14,16, 18, 32, 33, 34, 44 Morrell, Irene 12, 14, 16, 18 Myers, Adell 29, 42, 45, 47 Myers, Adienne 27, 29, 42, 45 Myers, Mr. L. P. 6, 14, 13, 19, 27, 29 Myerscough, Miss D. 7, 15, 27, 28, 45 Nash, Donald 12, 14, 18 Nepote, Adolph 21, 34, 46 Niehaus, Lynis 19, 21, 34, 38, 46 Oltmann, Natalec Jo 25, 31, 41 O'Malley, Mary Lou 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 44, 45 Ovca, Edward 2 9 Index Paesani, Pete 25, 42 Parker, Eugene 25, 33, 34, 42 Paulon, Victoria D. 25, 42, 44 Pehanich, Julia 21 Pehanich, Steve 14, 25 Perry, Luella 12, 14, 17, 111, 42, 45, 47 Petty, Laura Mae 19, 21, 45 Pieper, Cathryn 12, 14, 17, 18, 49 Pieper, Jimmy 25 Pieper, Lloyd 14, 25 Pieper, Melvin 12, 14, 17, 18 Pinkston, Ruth 12, 14, 16, 18 Pircher, Miss F. 7, 15, 19 Pocock, Doris M. 27, 29 Pocock, Wesley C. 29 Poliak, Helen 19, 21, 44 Poliak, John 40 Porcnto, Annamae 14, 25, 43 Porento, Eddie 21 Porento, Helen 13, 14, 17, 18 Pumphrey, Lucille 21 Rademacher, Mr. E. E. 5, 23, 25 Ray, Gloria 21 Rehkemper, Walter W. 29 Reincke, Marceline 25 Rennekamp, Don 19, 21 Rennekamp, Dorothy 29 Rhodes, Gene 14, 25, 47 Robbins, Raymond 1, 13, 14, 16, 18, 4 51 Ruppert, Milton 13, 14, 16, 18, 46 Saatkamp, Bill 13, 14, 17, 18 Saatkamp, Joe 14, 25, 46 Sale, Donald 44 Sale, Shelby Lou 44 Sanders, Ruby 25 Schaefer, Billie 25 Schaefer, jack 21, 36, 37, 38, 46 Schaefer, Jimmie 25, 38, 42, 46 Schaper, Sue 19, 21, 43, 44, 45, 47, 48, Schneeberg, Bill 1, 13, 14, 16, 18, 42, 49, 51 Schneider, Eleanor 27, 29, 43 Schneider, Janice 29, 43, 44, 45 Schneider, Owen 13, 14, 16, 18 Schniepp, Miss E. 7 i SchremPI-1, La Vonne 13, 14, 16, 18, 42, 43, 49 Schrempp, Marvin H. 25, 46 Seeburger, David 25 Shalbor, Lucille 23, 25, 45 Singler, Mr. I. 3 Smalley, Betty Jo 25 Smalley, Bill 23, 25 Smalley, Virginia 21 Smalley, Wilma 25, 43 Smith, Melvin, 14, 19, 21, 34, 38, 42, 47, 48, 51 Fifty-five 9. Sparks, Charles M. 23, 25, 32, 33, 34, 44 Stauder, Edwina 19, 21, 44, 48, 51 Stauder, Geraldine 14, 29 Stauder, Rosemary 29 Steck, James W. 25, 46 Stimac, Anthony 14, 25 Stimac, Josephine 25 Stimac, Ralph 13, 14, 16, 18, 32, 33, 34 Stivers, Norma J. 25, 43, 45 Stivers, Wendell 13, 14, 17, 18, 44 Stolz, Eugene 44 Storm, Floyd E. 25, 42, 46 Swaney, Betty 29 Swaney, Wilbur 13, 14, 17, 18 Swarbrick, Lillian 14, 25, 42, 45 Taft, Ray 8,13,14,15,17,18,36, 37,38 Taylor, Kenneth 44 Thornhill, Robert' L. 14, 23, 25, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 42, 44 Tondello, Archie 21, 42 Tooley, Donald 14, 21, 47 Toschak, Joseph 25, 31, 42 Tossetti, Jimmie 44 Vancil, Phyllis D. 14, 23, 25, 43 Vansack, Mary 21 Vansack, Mike 13, 14, 16, 18 Vaughn, Beverly 29, 42 Vaughn, Mrs. C. W. 3 Vedder, Bonnie J. 29 Vedder, Donna L. 25 Vericker, Evelyn 29, 45 Wadzita, Cyril 13, 14, 16, 18, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38, 40, 44 Ward, Ray 21, 48 Warnsing, Keith 21, 46 Warnsing, Leon L. 29, 46 Watties, Richard J. 21, 46, 48 Wernsing, Ina I. 25 Westphal, Dorothy 25 Wieneke, Bruce 40 Wolff, Charles 21, 42, 48 Wolters, Mildred 25 Woltmann, Oral Mae 44 Wcmodhouse, Olive M. 14, 25, 45 Wright, Clarence 21, 31, 34, 38 Yackle, Miss S. 7, 8, 15, 47, 51 Zandrmai, Lino 14, 19, 21, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 44 Zandonai, Louis 40 Zueck, Charles 40 Zueck, Eugene 27, 29, 34 Zueck, Margaret 14, 25, 43, 45, 47 Zueck, Robert 14, 27, 29, 31, 34 "The End of 61 Perfect Day" Photogruplmy by A. P. Pauschcrt Studio, Nokomis, Illinois Engravings by Pontiac Engraving SL Elcctrotypc Co., Chicago, Illinois Cy Printing and Binding by WIIIILIIIISOIT Press, Springfield, Illinois is X M 'E ' ' 0220 ' sz. 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