Normal Community High School - Echoes Yearbook (Normal, IL)
- Class of 1932
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With deepest sincerity, we, the
Staff, wish to dedicate this edition
of the Echoes to the Senior Class
of 1932, the first group to grad-
uate from an entire four-year
course completed in Normal Com-
munity High School.
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THE SENIOR CLASS
CLASS COLORS-PURPLE AND ORANGE
Ages Quad Ages.
We are now nearing our goal. Graduation looms in view, but as we near our goal,
sorrow is intermingled with joy as we realize that graduation means the parting of the
ways. During our four years in high school, many true and lasting friendships have
been formed that will carry on long after we have donned our caps and gowns. We
wish to extend our appreciation to the teachers who have so willingly given their time
to guide us safely through our high school days.
The Senior class has an unusual array of talent. The Seniors are well represented
in Band, Orchestra, Boys' and Girls' Glee Clubs, Girls' Athletic Association, National
Honor Society, Debate Clubs, State Debate Team, Thespians, and Athletics. Twelve of
the Seniors boys are letter men.
The Senior class of 1932 is the first class to complete the first four years in the
new building. We leave to the on-coming Seniors the duty of carrying high the Senior
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"Rnth's smiling face and musical abil-
ity are well known to all of ns."
Accompanist for Glee Clubs '29, '30, '31: Orchestra,
'29, '30, '31, '32, State Contests '31, '32: State
Orchestra '29, '30, '31, '32,
"He is n-either too ambitions nor in-
clined to be lazy, but takes things as
Transferred from Hettick.
"Spent is another rival for Carnszfs
crown. He is a veritable Prince
Charming and as sneh is very pop-
All-School Play '30, '31, '32: Operetta '29, '30, '31,
'32: Junior Play: Websterian Debate Club: Basket-
ball '30, '31, '32: Glee Club '29, '30, '31, '32,
"A maiden never bold."
"A pnritan maiden quaint and demuref'
Glee Club '29, '31, '32Z Orchestra, '30, '31, '32:
Operetta '29, '30, '31, '321 Hi-Trl.
"Befanse' I would live qnietly in the
world, I hear, see and say nothing."
"Lulu giggles and giggles and giggles,
but she studies in between giggles."
State Debate '30, '31, '32: Junior Play '31: Glee
Club '29, '30, '32: Lincolnian Debate Club '30, '31,
'32g Debate Club Officer, '31, '32,
"He nwty seem reserved to strangers,
but when yon- really know him-"
Football '29, '30, '31, '32: Basketball '29, '30, '31,
'32: Baseball '29, '30, '31, '32: Glee Club '29, '30,
'31, '32: Thesplan '32: Operetta '29, '30, '31, '32.
"Size wazzla' be cheerful under a moun-
tain of troubled'
Band '29, '30, '31, '32: Orchestra '31, '32: Girls
Gleo Ulub '29, '30, '31, '32: Contest '29, '30, '31,
"Ever loyal, and ever true
To the task she has to dn."
Orchestra '29, '30, '31, '32: Glee Club '29: Web-
sterian Debate Club '31: Hi-Trl.
"A loyal, just and upright gF1lflL'll'1Gl1.U
Basketball '31, '32: Band '31, '32,
"Not a sinner not a saint perhaps,
But well-the wry best of el1ap.r."
Football, '29, '30, '31, '32: Basketball '30g Track,
'30, '3l. '32.
"She would make' brighter any leind of
Junior Play '31: All-Sc-llool Play '32g Websterlau
Debate Club '31, '32: Thespian '32,
"Small int stature, mzmermzs in words,
lfull of fun and full of l1fe."
Football '30, ':s1: T1-at-k '31, '32.
"His only labor was to kill time."
"It is greatest jvassilzlc Praise ta be
fwamed lry a man 10110 is lzzmself de-
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Orchestra '20, '30, '31, '32: Band '30, '31, '32:
Glee Club '29, '30, '31: Opcretta '31g Saxoullone
Quartette '30, '31.
"So sweet and fairy
Such: angel grace."
Staff '3l: All School Play '30, '3l: Glee Club '29,
'30, '31, '32: Thespian '30, '31, '32: G. A. A. '29,
'30, '31, '32: "Mau or Mouse" '30,
"True to her word, her work, her
Transferred from U. High '3l: Websterian Debate
Club '32: Hi-Tri: Operetta '32,
"Happy ani l, from care I arn free!
why canft they all be contented like
Saxophone Quartette '31, '32: Band '29, '30, '31,
'32: Orchestra '29, '30, '31, '32: Glee Club '28, '29,
"H e is a. thinker a-nd a- doer,
Good in everything ho undertakes."
Band '20, '30, '31, '32: Orchestra, '30, '31, '32:
Glee Club '29, '30, '31g 'szp Staff '30, '31, '32p
Tlxesplan '31, '32: Operetta. '31, '321 All-State
Chorus '31, '32,
"She is so free, .ro kind, so apt, so
blessed a disposition."
Secretary of Senior Hi-Tri '32,
"N one know thee but to love thee,
None name thee but to praise."
G, A, A. '29, '30, '31, '32: National Honor Society:
All-School Plays '31, '32: Junior Play '31: Staff '32,
."Where shall we find hi.: like a.ga'in.?"
Dramatic Class Plays: Baseball: Websterian Debate
Hub: Football Mgr.
"In life I find a lol' of fun, but when
therefs work I get it done."
G, A. A. '29: Glee Club '30. '31, '323 Musical
Contest '30, '31,
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"They say the re-ward of the faithful
is certaing therefore Louise is bound
to attain great success."
National Honor Society: State Debate '30, '31, '32g
Operetta. '30, '3lg Glee Club '29, '30, 'Sli Lin-
colnian Debate Club '30, '31, '32: G. A. A. '31:
Debate Cluh Officer '30, '31, '32.
"He is always bright and smiling."
"Hazel is such a quiet girl that if it
u'c'ren't for her cheery smile one
would searcely know her."
Dehate '30, '31: Vice President Hi-Tri '31: Lln-
cnlnian Debate Club '29, '30, '3l: Glee Club '29,
'30: Operetta '31,
"Quiet and unobtrusive in her man-
who lowes to tease, newer-
"He's a boy
fheless he"s not hard to please."
Club '31, '32: 'rhcspian '30, '31,
'32: Football '20, '31,
"I f wit auul friendliness gained the
world, 'twould long since been his."
Operetta '32g Orchestra '32: Glee Club '32.
"Al's chief pastime in life is playing
Baseball '29, '30, '31, '32i Basketball '29, '30:
Football '30, '31: Lincolnian Debate '30.
"Helen is very useful as well as orna-
mental ,' and 'very efficient in typing."
G. A, A. '29, '30, '31, '32, orchestra '29, '30, '31,
'32: Band '29, '30, '31, '32.
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"The mildest mmmers and the geutlest
Transferred from U. High: II1-Tri.
"l'm not afraid of my lessons,
I have them m my books."
Paper Staff '32.
When l00l?1l71fg for someone original,
just look for Katherine."
Senior Officer '32: Chairman Senior Hi-Tri 'Z-12:
Favor Staff '32: EchoeS Staff 'Z-12: Commercial Con-
"Silence is golden if you can stand it."
G. A, A. '29, '30, '31: Glee Club '20, '30, '32:
Junior Play '312 Thespian '31, '32: Websterian De-
bate Club '31, '32: Hi-Tri '32.
"A true sportsman in every sense of
lmumall '29, '30, '31, ':s2. Basketball '29, '30, '31,
'32, Baseball '29, '30, '31, '32: Junior Play '31:
All-School Play '32: Class Officer 'so.
"Let my deep silence speak for me."
Staff '32: Commercial Contest '31,
"VVorry kills people. Why die?"
Transferred from U. High '32,
"Another busy man- of affairs.
Every school has them."
State Debate '30, '31, '32: Plays '31, '32, Lin-
colnian Debate Club '30, '31, '32: Class Officer.
'31: Glee Club, '29, '30, '31, '32, Thespian '32.
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"Wrndell's pet hobby is playing the
tru1npc"t,' we think that is why he is
lhuid '20, '30, '31, '32: Orchestra '30, '31, '32:
Glco Club '30, '31: Opera-tta '31: National Honor
Society: Junior Play.
"Oh! ho can play rhapsodics on a
Transferred from Danvers '32: Onerettn '32,
OLA MAE KERR
Ola is quiet, but as we all know
'still waters run deep.
All-School Play '291 H1-Tri.
"As full of spirit as the month of
G'ee Club '31, Operetta '31: Ill-Tri.
"Streak freely what you think."
Paslietball '29, '30, '31, '321 Baseball '30, '31, '32:
Football '29, '30, '31, '32: Class Officer '29:
Operetta, '29, '30, '31, '32: Truck '30, '31: Glce
Club '29, '30, '31: Band '29, '30, '31, '32,
HC'0'ZUG1'dS die many times bcvforc thrir
rlc'ath,' the 'valiant n-c'zfe1' taste of
death but once."
Football '30, '31: Track '30: Activities Board of
Control: Thuspian '31, '32: Junior Play '31: All-
Sohool Play '31, '32: Staff '32: President Hi-Y, '32.
"Although 'we all could claim her
friendship, she was not conscious
of her worth."
President Hi-Tri '32: G. A. A. '29, '30, '31, '32:
Staff '32: National Honor Society: Glee Club '30,
'JEL '3!2: Paper Staff 'I-12: Lincolnlnn Debate Club
'31, '32: All-School Play '32: Operetta, '31, '32,
"Lowell awived here only recently, lint
what he had donc in o short time
shows thwt he is quite' an unusual pci'-
Transferred from Danvers. '32: Basketball '32: Base-
Imll T221 Staff '32.
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"Always the same in sunshine and
Girls Glee Club '29, '30, '31: 111-Tri.
"Slow and easy going, but arriving, for
all that. Worthwhile and loyal to all
State Debate Team, '30, '31, Basketball '30, '3l:
Football '29, '312 Lincolnian Debate Club '30, '31,
'32: All-School Play '31i Class Officer '31.
"Peace is always pleasant."
"Cheerful and progressive
Esther"s just due. It is too bad there
arenft more like her in. school."
National Honor Society: Lincolnian Debate Club '30,
'31, '32: Glue Club '20, '30, '31, '32: All-School
Play '32g Thespia-n '32g Operetta '29, '30, '31, '32.
"M y greatest ambition is to live and
die a bachelor."
Transferred from B. H. S. '30: Football '30, '31g
Basketball Mgr. '30, '31: Websteziau Debate Club
'31, '32g Junior Play '31,
"A friend must bear his friend's in-
Transferred from U. High: Football '32g Basket-
"Begone dull care, I have no use for
G. A. A. '29, '30, '31, '321 Oheretta '29, '30, '31,
'32: Band '29, '30, '31, 'I-12: Orchestra '30, '31, '32:
Glee Club '29, '30, '31, '32: Llncolnian Debate
Club '31, '32: President G. A. A. '32.
"Very retiring, but with the light of
purpose and high ideals in his eyes."
"Preelous things are done up in little
G. A, A, '29, '30, '31, '32: operena '29, '30, '31,
'32: Paper Staff '32g Thespian '30, '31, '321 Glee
Club '29, '30, '31, 323 A11-lscuool Play '31,
"Intelligent and swift in the pursuit
"Play np, play np, and play the game."
Basketball: Football: Cheerleader.
"Why talk sense when you can talk
Transferred from Danvers '31: Operetta,
"Quality, not quantity in my measure."
"A winning way, a pleasant smile,"
Staff '30, '31, G. A. A. '29, '30. '31: Glee Club,
'29, '30, '31, '32: Chairman Hi-Tri '31: Operetta
'29, '30, '31, '32,
"I erazfe exeftenzent, so let's start
Track '30, '31: Football '31, '32: All-School Play
'29: Basketball '30, '31,
"He tells you flatly what his mind is."
John Calvin Hanna, Cup '31: Glee Club '32: Base-
ball '313 Football '29g Lincolnian Debate Club '311
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"Little, but oh my!"
Junior Play '31g Commercial Contest '3lg Secre-
tary Junior Hi-Tri '31,
"Lucite never hmfries nor 'zvm'ric's,' her
mind is ntevfertheless mmsually quirk
Glee Club '29, 'sog G. A, A. '20,
"The1'e's a good time coming-
Well, let it come.
Band '29, '30, '31, '32: Orchestra '30, '31, '323
Glee Club '29, '30, Football '29: State Contest '31.
"I ha-ve heard of the' lady and good
words went with her name."
G. A, A. '29, '30, '31, '32: Glee Club '29, '30,
'31, '32: Hi-Tri '31, '321 Operetta '29, '30, '31, '32.
"She has her own idea of fhingxf'
Glee Club '29, '30, '31, '322 G. A, A. '29, '30, '31,
'32: Literary Contest '30, '31: Operettu '30, '31:
nVVOM1L'11' may come, ami 'women' may
go, but I go on, fore'z1er."
Football '29, '30, '31, '32: Basketball '29, '30, '3l.
'32, Track '30, '31, '32: "Pigs" '30: Operetta '3l:
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THE JUNIOR CLASS
I CLASS COLORS-RED AND NVHITE
The Junior Class was rather slow in getting started this year. It seemed as if
everyone was shy or bashful. Finally, being around the Seniors so much, we forgot our
shyness and started right in to make this a successful year.
First of all We had our election of officers, and they were: Robert Bayless, our
president, Ruth Lillis Pearson, vice-president, and Marjorie Lohr, secretary and treasurer.
They led us through the difficulties and brought us to the top.
VVe also have other outstanding people in our class. Many of our Juniors, both
boys and girls, stand at the head of the athletic chart. VVhat would the Glee Clubs do
without some of our talented singers! Dramatics is also along our line. Several belong to
the Honorary Society. Some belong to the Debate Clubs and other clubs of the school.
Besides our work, we have other achievements.
With all of these achievements and the outstanding characteristics, the Junior
Class as a whole, was well represented in every line. Although without the help and
patience of our advisers and instructors, perhaps the junior Class would not have been
quite so successful.
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VVe, just like knights of old,
Are the Juniors ever so bold.
Like a band, life is our game,
And to win fair play was our aim.
Battles upon battles We met,
But to our luck, without embarrassment.
Depressed and often made fret,
Took the Seniors to their ball as yet.
Money, sales, programs and dances,
VVe knights went on with many chances.
Even in skill and craft in shot
Our noblemen were on the great athletic chart.
Wie mounted our horses and rode,
On through the halls of modes.
Here gallantly were great knights,
Singing, dramatizing, and keeping their rights
X!VCyVC won our studies and other features,
But above all respect for our teachers.
And we, as nobles, supported our team-
lrVith loyalty sent forth just like steam.
Sizzling, popping, and sputtering manner
To help bring on all the banners.
Knightly, we as a strong hand
Move again, a court higher to another land.
Nobly, we sign "The Junior Class of 19 P
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KNIGHTS - KNIGHTS I
Hear me, all of ye! I, the mysterious knight of the noblemen, have just spent many
months in the 'lCourt of lflducational Knighthoodf' I met many adventures and witnessed
a number of great events. I wandered slowly down corridor by corridor and slyly passed
o'er great happenings, and I, not able to be seen, discovered many things of value.
One of my great and noble discoveries was the power and ability to watch day by day
a group of students, numbering about sixty-five. Oh! what a noble young group of boys
and girls they were. I was impressed, and I guarded them daily, and within a few days
I became so attached to them that I, the great noble mysterious "knight", named them
in the honor of the HI-Ioly Grail" Junior Knights. Day by day they pondered over their
books of education, gaining farther along the road of life. They even met, I happened
to see one day, secretly to solve a large problem, one that was causing a disturbance in
the court. Very much concerned, I mysteriously attended this meeting. There seemed
to be others there besides my Junior Knights. Discussion was carried on with deep
interest, and after a few days they administered the solution upon the whole court, and
as though a demon swept upon them the court attendance put forth reaction. I plainly
and easily concluded that the noble Executives of the Court acted no longer as guards.
All of the Knights put on their helmets and as a band, bravely marched on, each governing
himselfaand herself.,The spirit that hovered oler each classlroom and toaver was "LQyalty
to Allf! Emblems of bravery, service, scholarship, and sportsmanship were worn by
some of my Junior Knights. Bravely they walked from corridor to corridor as I gallantly
watched on secretly. No noise did I make or no signs of mysterious modes thrown out
over this great court. I stayed day by day and night by night as a black cloud and yet
I cast no shadow. Among these five knights I found skill. Oh! hear ye! skill, great
and noblemen, ran with speed, shot like a marksman and took victory after victorv in
grand and supreme form. Many leaders could be seen, but to me I called them all the
"Unknown Knights." They stood out above all, like spears of gold, and led their
followers bravely on. As I pondered and studied, I concluded that the 'junior Knights,"
another step higher wanted to take. So they may win Supreme Nobility in this great
court of Educational Knighthood. '
Boys and girls of victory, proudly passing on, waving and gently slashing their
banners of accomplishments high above all and poured forth grades that put these knights
on board the Better Name Ship, namely, the "Scholarship.!' Never shall this ship pull
from "Knowledge Port" without these junior Knights, I'm sure.
During my visit here I attended one of the finest courtly banquets. Every Knight-
hood was there and the Prince and Princesses also, with costumes of elaboration and
music that poured out all over the large dance floor. These fine knights proved splendid
hosts for their guests of the evening.
Well, brother Knights, I must secretly vanish away but, Oh! I'll return next year
as a Knight myself, with these boys and girls who gallantly stride ahead to have the
honor bestowed upon them, of being henceforth, Senior Knights. May you all speed
along together with such splendid and faithful attitudes next year. Hi-Ho!! All ye
Away I'll vanish, no more shall I see thee as a cloud that hovered o'er all.
"The Mysterious Knight"
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RACK ROIV: Harland Sampson, Irvin Martin, James 'XVhite, Donald XVerner,
Lyle Peplow, Gerald Plank, james llouehen, jack Snoddy, VVinston Poulton, George
Sprau, Albert Bohrer, Robert XYard. Kenneth Harsh, Carmon Cisco, VValter Vllhittaker,
Ilarold Troxel, Vernon Larrabee. Lewis Grizzle.
THIRD ROIY: IYilma Smith, Alice Yandeveer, Elizabeth Imig, Lillian Dabney,
Martha Jane Thriege, Viola 'l'homas, Mary Louise Stein, Nellie Ranney, Mildred
Anderson, Ruth Sylvester, Lucille Mohr, Louise Stahl, Mildred Landis, Hazel Hinehee,
XYintress Selett, Edna Mae XViley, Irene llospelhorn, Eloise Sylvester, lilda Mae Gaines.
SECOND ROXV: Pauline Lentz, Marian Bunn, Eloise Imig, Josephine Garber,
Marmee Lenn Admire. Mary Louise VValker. lileanor XVernz, jean Shaw, Bernadine
liades, Retty Sylvester, Mattie Mae Miller, Guinevere XVright, Fern Mohr, Sylvia Kiper.
FIRST ROVV: Edwin Linenvveber, Robert Iloyt, James Ross, Iiugene Keys,
Robert Hall, Robert Anderson, Leslie Kletz, Harold Feasley, Ralph NVestfall, Gene
Burroughs, Charles Roberts.
Vfhen we were freshmen we were vulnerable-more open to criticism. Now that
the cards have been dealt for the second hand, we feel sure we will make game.
IVe pick up our hands and we see the Aee of Spades, Robert Hoyt. In the same
suit Mary Louise VValker, Queen of Spades, and James Houchen, the Jack of Spades,
complete the Honors as officers.
Until the bidding is finished we do not know the Honors our hands possess.
From the good heart hand we have appears a good representation in Athletics.
Some of the other trumps are from the two debate clubs, Lincolnian and XVebsterian.
In our opponents, hands are some blue notes from the Band and Orchestra and
some sweeter notes from the Boys' and Girls' Glee Clubs. As the cards are laid down
some peppy G. A. A. members appear.
As the game goes on we see that every one has an important part in winning. VVith
cards like these, we know we will be triumphant at the end of the four hands.
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NORMAL COMMUNITY HIGH
is for Normal Community High,
The school that inspires boys and girls to try.
for its orchestra-it has power to suppress
A feeling of anger, of joy, or sadness.
is for the respect each student has
For teachers and school, and those of his class.
is for Music-a wonderful art-
Each student is encouraged to take an active part
is for athletics-our teams have knack
In football, basketball, baseball, or track.
is the Lampe Cup given as a rule
To the girl who, in scholarships, leads the school.
is for commercial-the business course
For those who want a job for better or worse.
is for the Harold Osborne Award,
For the athlete who in studies has also scored.
is for the mechanical branch of our school,
To teach boys the purpose and place of each tool.
is for the mothers fand fathers, too,j
VVe want your advice in all that we do.
is for united-we have learned through the days,
Between student and teacher, cooperation pays.
is for the newspaper just started this year,
Of its genuine success we have no fear.
is for the ideal for which each student strives,
VVith this as a goal we mold our lives,
is for the trophies our school has won,
We are proud of the students who took part in this fun
is for youth, we cheer each boy and girl
Wlio goes out from this school to face the world.
is for the Hi-Y and Hi-Tri,
The ideals they inspire are very high.
is for the interest that each student conveys,
For athletics, debates, operettas, and plays.
is for Glee Clubs, both girls and boys,
Each member can manage a husky voice.
is for happy-but there's a film o'er our eyes
On graduation night when we say our goodbyes
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ISAt'K ROW: .l. Mc't'reedy: J. D. Sehertz: I.. Iluyvs: L. Snnfford: G. Ilaynvs: L. Houston: E, Phillips: A.
Carter, U. F4-asley: Il, In-yi-r: L. Dannnan: L. Sprau: K. Morphew: M. Stuart: II. Kiper: K. IH-in-tl: I. Shutt: W.
Stusfkoyg Ir. Vmnielg K. Dobbins: G. Day: E, Christ,
TIIIRD ROW: III. Martin: D. lirmwrw: 1. Sylvester: H. Ringland: M. Fagv1'ln1r'g: Il. HEIIILZIII M. Askew: L.
Apt-ill: li Iizuivsg E. llrigshxg M. .l. Svhoenblun: A. Webster: R. Kilwlg M. llanson: I". Instonrg S. Iierg: D, Ilvinl:
G. llarsh: I.. Slierer: I., Young: L. Wilson,
SI'1t'UND RONY: I.. Ili-ndrivkson: .I. Keith: G. 'I'l1m:Ie: D. Gilnlorsloeve: ll. llnrI4lIs: M. Itlishlrr: C. Yi-akvl: J.
Holderlyg IC, J. Watkins: M. lhitlcdgm-1 Y. Imig: I.. Uurvvr: Ir. Johnson: E. Carrol: M. Stewart: li, Varucy: .I. Palmer.
FRONT ROW: M. flood: J. Vraig: M. Smith: U. Imig: 14. Shiner: E. Robe-rds: II. Stein: W. Ilooseg A. llirsh:
R. Smith: Il, Gale: E, Gilbert: II. Fimzt-r: I-I. Kirstc-in,
Hats off! The Freshmen come this way!
Eager, joyous. grave and gay,
Replete with learning-and with gum-
Full eighty strong-the Freshmen come!
Heads up! VVith ease their shoulders square,
The weighty brains above them bear!
And see! from every glistening eye
The sparks of wisdom fairly fly!
Oh Hall of Fame-fling wide thy door-
For in, pell-mell-the Freshmen pour!
It was Autumn 1932. The eorn was thrieshed, the potatoes husked. and the onions
shocked. Ducks, millionaires, and hobos flew to their southern homes. Coal went up:
screens came down: spring hats appeared. There was no doubt about it, Autumn
had come. '
And in Autumn. Normal High opens. Mr. Iiill and Mr. lleim return from their
vacations at F'unk's Grove, wash the windows, mow the lawn, wake the faculty, and
N. C. II. S. is ready for husiness. Then it was that the class of '35 came with minds
unsoiled by learning. I
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The first year was one of discovery. Within a week we could locate the music
room blindfolded, and before the year was over we could tell over half of the faculty
if we saw them in the halls with their arms full of books. We learned why the Seniors
have such good opinions of themselves.
As to ourselves, we stand high in scholarship, are represented in band, glee club,
athletics, and all extra-curricular activities. Even so, we did not rush in and grab all
the honors. VVhat was the use? We had four perfectly good years before us in which
to deliver the goods.
Let others boast of their doings! It is for us to continue modestly in our present
course. And when we come to the time of our dissolution as a class, may our successors
be not so bold as to try to emulate us.
HOW WE KNOW
If she blushes at each glance or nod
A Senior boy bestows,
If she can dodge a paper wad,
And her English always knows-
Then she's a Freshman.
If her gum she likes to crack,
And she knows just how to wink,
If her brain is often slack,
And sometimes cannot think-
Then she's a Sophomore.
If you see her gazing without thought
Across the country side,
If she sometimes speaks before she ought,
And blushes cannot hide-
Then she's a junior.
If she giggles at, each silly prank
In class or study hall,
If you often see her looking blank
' When teachers on her call-
Then shels a Senior.
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Normal High has a record to be proud of in athletics again this year.
The football team, captained by Tilly Mecherle, "went placesn and "did things" last
fall, scoring 156 points to its opponents 13.
Taking U. High in and tying the score with Trinity at "6-all", and tying with
Bloomington High, they had to drop the Inter-City Championship. But decisive victories
over Clinton, Pontiac and Dwight, some of the strongest teams in this part of the state,
showed that the team was "plenty good".
Four men were placed on the Inter-City All Star team. They were Les Murray,
Fullback. Melvin Blunk, Tackle, and the Phillips Brothers, Clair at Guard and Earl, Center.
At the football banquet sixteen letters were awarded, and Clair Phillips was chosen
as next year's Captain, and with a number of this year's team back on the job, they
should do equally as well.
Although the basketball team didn't shine so well in the way of winning all their
games, they really showed up toward the latter part of the season by winning the District
Faced with a very tough schedule, the team pulled through with 10 victories out
of 17 games, also the four tournament games.
Although beaten by the strong Rantoul team in the first round of the Sectional,
they showed some real classy ball handling.
A chance observer who might have looked in at the gym door at any time between
3:30 and 6:30 on a winter afternoon would have been mightily impressed by the serious
and businesslike way in which our basketball practice was carried on. There was no
"horse-play" and very little noise. Everything was organized and directed, and the men
themselves showed a grim earnestness and real willingness to work. Of course all this
was due to the coach. Mr. Prince.
The prospects for a winning baseball team this spring are bright with Al Sherer
back to do the twirling and four regulars of last year's Inter-City Championship team
back on the job, and with the boys out working hard every evening they will bear plenty
The track men have been out working hard for several weeks, when ever the
weather permits. VVith a number of good hurdlers and also a number of dash men as
well as distance men out, these boys will collect plenty of medals.
TOP ROVV Cleft to riglitjz H. Robinson, Ifrnie Pllillipe A Bohrtr VV Ixamsexcr
M. Rainseyer, li. Staley, C. Thomas,
N. Anderson, VV. VVhittaker E Roberclb
THIRD RONV: Coach R. Prince, R. Cramer, E. Phillipa S Iittleton C Phillips
XV. Freeman, J. Snoddy, R. Lilly, H. Litwiller, R. Stagner, I Childers
SECOND ROVV: A. Spencer, R. Bearden, S. Yeagei I Hall H Mecherle L
Murray, VV. Giese, M. Blunk, M. Iacquat.
FIRST ROVV: R. Satterfield, R. King, G. Planck, C. Court I Kirkton P Ixabcr
C. Cisco, I. Martin, S. Blair, G. Day.
Normal, 6 ' Farmer City
Normal, 13 llwiglit,
Normal, 7 Trinity,
Normal, 27 U. Iligli,
Normal, U II. ll. S.,
Normal, 19 Pontiac,
Normal, 20 Clinton,
Normal, 37 LeRoy,
Normal, 27 Lexington,
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FRONT ROXV: L. Ncwlon, C. Cozart, P. Raber, T. Mecherle, L. Murray I Martin
- - ElPaso, 6
- B. H. S., 16
- Minier, 12
- Cornell, 12
- Pontiac, 31
- Trinity, 23
- Urbana, 12
- U. High, 14
- B. H. S., 9
- Trinity, 17
- U. High, 17
- Cornell, 11
- Trinity, 24
- - - - - - - Lincoln, 31
Normal, 24 ------- Heyworth, 15
Normal, 33 -
- LeRoy, 17
Normal, Z7 - Downs, 22
Normal, 31 ------- Danvers, 11
Normal, 17 ------- Rantoul, 22
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FIRST ROXV Cleft to rightl: Virginia Roberds, Mattie Mae Miller, llernadine
Eades, Flora Instone, jean Shaw, Naomi Brenning, Mary Louise NYalker, Susie Ilerg,
Dorthea Heim, Marjorie Martin.
MIDDLE ROVV: Madeline Stuart, Mary jean Sebastian, Mary Lowe, Gwendolyn
Cauble, Helen Kirstein, Fern Garber, Miss Mable Sage, Juanita Biddle, Pearl lluttorlf,
Lillian Schultz, Sara VValker, Gwenivere VVright.
BACK RONV: llildred Sampson, lileanor XVernz, LaVerne Biddle, Joan Palmer,
Juanita Sieh, Marmee Lenna Admire, Selma Anderson, Ruth Lillis Pearson, Marian Ilunn,
LaVerne Varney, Aline liades, Bernadine VVilIiams, Margaret Corrington.
GIRLS' ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
The G. A. A. has progressed rapidly due to the lively group of girls who wished to
become members, and our sponsor, Miss Sage.
The aim of the G. A. A. is to promote a spirit of good sportsmanship and to interest
the girls in athletics. Throughout the year instruction is given in various sports in which
any girl may participate. By doing so, she may earn the required number of points
necessary before becoming a member.
Awards are presented each year to those girls who have a superior record in sports.
health rules and sportsmanship.
The social events which we have enjoyed this year are a Hallowe'en Masquerade
Party, Soccer Banquet, and a Boy and Girl Party.
Officers for the year were Juanita Biddle, president, Naomi Brenning, vice-president,
Myra Anne Peairs, secretary, and Fern Garber, treasurer,
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Gather round girls, and you shall hear '
VVhat the G. A. A. has done this year.
In the Carly fall months, each day after school,
VVe all played soccer, and learned each rule.
Volleyball, too, held sway at this time,
We served and volleyed, CI'm lost for a rhyniell
And then we went swimming down at the "Y"-
Wfhen we all got in-how the water did fly.
Great success ensued from our striving,
At the close of the term, all girls were diving.
VVhen Winter put an end to Fall,
Our efforts were centered on basketball.
VVe had some good tourneys and cooperation
That showed the merit of the Association.
Then too, we tried hard to shuffle and tap,
Some of our steps are really no snap.
Our chorus routines have won much success,
The beginners also made rapid progress.
When Spring came along we turned to baseball,
With tennis, archery, golf, and all
Of the other Spring sports that we adore.
We play just for fun-who cares about score?
Our social life has been far from neglected.
At parties we've had, no one is dejected.
Our first last Fall was a steak fry at Lillls,
We took a good tramp around through the hills,
Then Qooked our supper and ate it there,
Right out of doors in the open air.
Then we told stories and sang a tune.
And tramped back home, beneath stars and moon.
A Masquerade Ball on Hallowe'en night,
Such costumes were there, twas really sight.
Initiation, with another big feed,
And many girls pledging to follow, and lead.
A Valentine Party was lots of fun,
For everyone danced, yes everyone.
We had a big picnic, and how we did hike
Those Saturday breakfasts we really do like.
Our officers surely have done their share,
And all our members have shown they care.
We've worked and we've played, and novv the year's through
Au revoir, we'll be back next year-won't you?
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The Normal Community High School Band suffered a great loss due to graduation
last Spring. but with Mr. VanCleave's diligent work and the cooperation of the
experienced members with the beginners, it has recovered to its original status.
Early in September the Band was invited to give a concert in Normal sponsored
by the Chamber of Commerce. At practically all the football games scheduled at home
the band was found encouraging the players on to victory. It also followed the team
to Bloomington. It gave valuable assistance at pep meetings and home basketball games,
keeping the students body full o' "pep", and also helped out in the game at Trinity. At
the beginning of the year. XN'endell Sloncker was elected student manager, and Charles
johnson as librarian.
Twelve members graduate in June, but Mr. Var1Cleave has several promising Fresh-
men to fill these vacancies.
Following is the personnel of the band.
'l'rumpets-VV. Sloneker, ll. Sampson, L. Kirkton, E. Tuttle, H. Argadine.
B-Flat Clarinets-ll. Kirstein, C. johnson, B. Sylvester, M. Bunn.
F-Flat Clarinet-R. Pearson.
Bass Clarinet-P. Raber.
Alto Saxophone-IC. Kaufman, L. Ummel.
Tenor Saxophone-J. Sylvester.
Baritone Saxophone-ll. Kaufman.
C Melody Saxophone-M. Ellison.
Mellophones-J. Biddle. V. Helton.
French Horn-XV. Bunn.
Trombones-H. Haines, XV. Stephens.
Bass-G. Plank, L. Hospelhorn.
Drums-R. Nesmith, A. Spencer, L. VVard.
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The orchestra was the most successful of the musical organizations in the preceding
year, winning second place in thc Wiesleyan Orchestra contest, first in the sub-district,
second in the district and state contests. 'l'he orchestra. under the direction of Mr.
Wayne VanCleave, is planning to enter the same contests in the spring.
At the first of the year llarold Kaufman was elected student manager. The
orchestra has furnished music for the operetta, school plays, and programs given by out-
side organizations. In February the orchestra played for a high school party sponsored
by the Wlesleyan School of Music. They also played at the Chamber of Commerce
Banquet at the Methodist church. A General Assembly program was furnished by the
Organization early in the year, and it is planned to give a concert later in the year.
For the fourth consecutive year Ruth Jacobsen, first chair violinist of orchestra. was
chosen to play in the All-State Orchestra at Urbana-Champain, November 18-20, l931.
First violin-R. Jacobsen, C. Compton, M. Lantz, H. Kaufman, N. Brown,
Second violin-O. Edwards. Rl. Stewart, M. Askew, L. Larabee.
Clarinets-H. Kirstein, B. Sylvester.
Bass Clarinet-P. Raber.
Hornsv-VV. Bunn, J. Riddle.
Alto Saxophoneflf. Kaufman.
Tenor Saxophone-Al. Sylvester.
Trumpets-VV. Sloneker, H. Sampson, L. Kirkton.
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THE SUNBONNET GIRL
The annual operetta produced by the combined girls' glee club and boys' glee club
was given early in May. For the second consecutive year Marmee L. Admire was selected
to play the leading role. Spencer Littleton played opposite. Both students are presidents
of their respective glee clubs. The acting and singing of these young people was nothing
short of professional. The necessary pep and action for a good performance was
furnished by the dancing class under the direction of Miss Sage. Instrumental back-
ground for the show was adequately provided by the orchestra. Mr. VanCleave was in
general charge of the production.
Susan Clifton, the Sunbonnet girl, was the orphaned child of musical parents. She
had been left in charge of Mr. and Mrs. Abijah Scroggs, a skinflint couple who had
starved and stinted her.
As the play opened Mrs. Henry Coleman, the president of the State Federation of
Music Clubs, arrived in the village to conduct a contest for certain scholarships in music.
She was accompanied by her daughter Barbara, her son Bob, and his chum, Jerry. The
contest was held in the garden of Mr. and Mrs. Meadows, who were prosperous and
respected farmers and whose daughter Miranda was among the contestants. Sue timidly
approached the ladies in charge and asked to be allowed to take part. They were willing,
but Mrs. Scroggs, encouraged by her daughter Evalina, harshly refused to allow it. Sue
was discouraged, but on meeting Barbara, Bob and Jerry, she told her story and enlisted
their sympathy and support. Sue revealed that her parents left her some property, but
that Scroggs refused to divulge the nature of it.
Time for the music contest arrived and unexpectedly Sue appeared among the
contestants. She sang her solo and was immediately awarded the prize. Bob Coleman,
carried away by her beauty and charm, offered his heart and hand, but Sue, supposing that
his interest was based on sympathy for her poverty, refused to listen, saying that if only
she were wealthy and independent she would consider him. Bob went after Constable
McSpavin and upon his arrival everyone heard McSpavin announce that he had searched
the Scroggs home and found a box containing Sue's effects and among them a deed to
a lot in Los Angeles, which proved to be of immense value. This proof of property
removed the last barrier to the match and the curtain closed on the prospect of a wedding.
Miranda, Hiram and Mrs. Meadows' daughter ........ Virginia Smith
Mrs. Meadows, President of local music club ......... Trunetta Keys
Luella Lumpton, village maiden .................. Owenetta Edwards
Hiram Meadows, a kindly farmer ............. ---llerbert Litwiller
Evaline, Abijah and Mrs. Scroggs' daughter ------- Geraldine Tuggle
Reuben McSpavin, constable's son --.--..--- ..--- H orace Haines
Ezra McSpavin, constable ---------------- ------- F rank Lanham
Mrs. Coleman, wealthy patron of music--- ---- Bernadine Benson
Bob Coleman. her son ---.-----------.- ---Spencer Littleton
Barbara Coleman, her daughter ---- -----...- P earl Buttorff
jerry jackson, Bob's chum -.--------- ---------- R alph Bearden
Susan Clifton, the Sunbonnet Girl .----------- Marmee Lenn Admire
Mrs. Scroggs, Abijah's better half ---------.--.--.-- Esther Ringland
Abijah Scroggs, Sunbonnet Girl's guardian ------------ Walter Bunn
Sadie Sumpkins, another village maiden -... ---- B ernadine VVllll2llIlS
"The Call of the Banshee," an all-school play, was the first production of the year.
This was a mystery play and centered around a hypnotist who had lived in the African
wilds. He returns to America to visit his cousin and brings his native servant with him.
An air of fearful mystery soon develops and soon everybody suspects everybody else.
A friend, who has had nervous prostration, comes for a visit. Presently the cousin
mysteriously dies and his will causes much controversy. Eventually the hypnotist is
accidently slain by the treachery of his own servant. Many mysteries are cleverly
explained and all parts were very well played.
The cast included Pearl Buttorff, Spencer Littleton, Wendell Freeman, Paul Raber,
Marmee Lenn Admire, Frank Lanham, Merle Ramseyer, Leslie Murray, Esther Ringland,
Selma Anderson, Fern Garber, Horace Haines, Mildred Micheal, and Juanita Sieh.
The Junior class play was "The Tightwad". This was a comedy and drew many
Tommy, who was a generous spendthrift, became engaged but his sweetheart post-
pones the wedding for a year to train him in economy. At first he objects, but as his
savings begin to mount up he gets enthusiastic and becomes a tightwad. He saves prin-
cipally by wearing old clothes, neglecting to take his girl out socially and getting his
meals from her parents. His savings permit him to take an option on a valuable piece
of property. He induces the father and brother of the girl to invest all their savings. He
leaves town to close the deal and rumors are reported of his failure, but presently
Tommy returns with the contract successfully closed. Much comedy is brought into the
play by the father, who resigns his job in anticipation of his prosperity.
The cast included Ralph Bearden, Pearl Buttorff, Bernadine Williams, Richard King,
Cecil Compton, Horace Haines, Myra Ann Peairs, Robert Bayless, Naomi Brenning and
"Broken Dishes", given by the Seniors, was the last major production of the school
year. This comedy was one of the hits of the 1929-1930 season in New York. Many of
the seniors were quite experienced players and the play was well staged and all characters
really lived their parts. The play centered around the lovable character of Pa Bumpstead,
who was run over by all members of the family except his youngest daughter, Elaine.
He, however, loses some of his meekness as the play progresses, and all comes out as
everyone desires. "Broken Dishes" is truly a play full of human qualities and its
interesting characters made it an ideal play.
The cast included Spencer Littleton, Fern Garber, Leslie Murray, Mary Lowe,
Merle Ramseyer, Frank Lanham, Selma Anderson, Lulu Abbott, L. Kirkton, and Herbert
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M. WALKER CF. Secretaryj S. ANDERSON CPresidentN
ALINE EADES CSecretaryj H. WEBSTER CVice-Presidentj
The Hi-Tri League has continued its high standard of work during this second year
of its organization.
The Freshmen girls, whose chairman was Virginia Imig, have used as their topic of
discussion "Life-Its Preparation and Purpose".
The Sophomore and Junior groups, under the leadership of Wintress Selett and
Myra Ann Peairs, have used the keywords of the league as a basis for their discussions.
The Seniors, with Katherine Arnold serving as chairman, have studied "Charm".
Each group has held its regular meeting once every two weeks.
The Hi-Tri initiation ceremonial was held early in November, at which time all new
girls of the school became members of the organization. The girls who took part in
the ceremonial and represented the various keywords were: Selma Anderson, Loyaltyg
Mary Louise Walker, Pleasureg Hazel Webster, Friendshipg Ruth Lillis Pearson, Successg
Aline Eades, Courtesy, and Nina Casali, Character.
Following the ceremonial, the sponsors of the League served tea to the girls and
Each group of the League furnished a needy family of the community with food,
clothing, and toys at the Christmas season.
The year's work will close with the observance of Loyalty Day in May.
BACK ROVV: VV. Freeman, F. Lanham, VV. Bunn, H. Haines, S. Littleton. ,I
Miller, Mr. Mcfionkey Qsponsorj.
FRONT ROXYZ L. Xlurrav. S. Hvalker, P. Buttorff, M. gX!lI11l1'C, R, Colville, M.
Lowe, Ii. lilllglllllil, F. Garber, Ixaber.
The Thespians organized again this year with a new director, Mr. MeConlcey.
Spencer Littleton was elected president and Merle Ramseyer, secretary-treasurer.
A nuinlmer of good plays were presented this year. They were: the All-School play,
"The Call of the Banshee", a. thrilling mystery play: the juniorxplay. "The Tightwadn,
a good comedy: and the Senior play, "Broken Dishes", one of the newer comedy successes.
VVe also entered a one-act play, UThe Valiantn, in the VVesleyan contest. Three one-act
plays were presented toward the last of the year. This year, draniaties was more
successful than ever before. The Junior, Senior, and All-School plays were put on before
TOP ROVV: Margaret Lantz, Mr. J. C. Chiddix, Charles Jolmson. Lorimer Kirk-
ton, Horace Haines, Frank Lanham, Merle Ramseyer, Paul Raber, listher Ringlancl.
FIRST ROVV: Virginia Batton, Fern Garber, Pearl Buttorff, Marmee L. Admire,
Mary L. VValker, Juanita Biddle, Aline Eacles, Lula Abbott, Hazel VVebster, Louise Temple.
LINCOLNIAN DEBATE CLUB
The purpose of the Lincolnian Debate Club is to increase the interest of the students
in debating and to develop speaking ability of the type they will need after leaving high
school. This group meets every two weeks to consider interesting topics, many concerning
our own school. The club also has parliamentary drill and practice in extemporaneous
speaking. An extemporaneous discussion on the Manchurian situation and the war was
most interesting, During the first semester, a non-decision debate was held with the
Welmsteriaii Club. The two clubs are planning an inter-club contest the latter part of
the year. The winner in this debate is to be awarded a banner.
Of the eight members of the Debate squad, six come from this club.
Social activities of the Debate Club include steak fries and parties. A joint party
was held with the VVebsterians. The group looks forward with interest to a banquet
at which after dinner speeches will be given.
Officers for the first semester were Frank Lanham, President: Ralph Lilly, Vice-
presidentg Selma Anderson, Secretary: Louise Temple, Program Chairman: Juanita
Biddle, Social Chairmang Merle Ramseyer and Ivan XVade, Sergeants-at-arms. Those
elected to serve the second semester were Louise Temple, President: Hazel VVebster,
Vice-president: Myra Ann Peairs, Secretary: Lula Abbott, Program Chairmang Horace
Haines, Social Chairmang Merle and VVilliam Ramseyer, Sergeants-at-arms.
The club is fortunate in having Mr. Chiddix as it sponsor. Through his efforts this
organization has been successful.
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TOP ROW Cleft to rightlz Mr. McConkey Csponsorj, J. Childers, R. Cramer, J.
Miller, S. Littleton, R. King, E. Keys, R. Hoyt.
FRONT ROW: B. Benson, M. Baker, R. King, M. Lowe, B. VVilliams, L. Biddle,
WEBSTERIAN DEBATE CLUB
The Websterian Debate Club was organized in the fall of l930, for the express purpose
of increasing interest in debating. The club was reorganized in the first semester of the
present school year, and the officers elected were President, Eugene Keys, Vice-president,
Spencer Littleton, Secretary-treasurer, Mary Lowe. The meetings were held every two
weeks on Friday, third hour, and many interesting debates and discussions were held.
We are looking forward to the inter-club debate to be held late this spring with great
interest, because we won the debate last year, which is exceptionally good for a newly
organized club. The question this spring will be "Resolved: That the state of Illinois
should enact compulsory automobile liability laws."
Much of the success of the club this year is due to Mr. McConkeyys leadership and
ability as a sponsor:
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The debate squad is trying to live up to the tradition of past debate teams of
Normal High. Normal teams have won the state debate championship two times,
participated in the state finals a third time, and entered the district a fourth time before
The squad has worked hard and is hoping to win the state trophy a third time.
The subject for debate is a very timely one, Resolved: That the several states
should enact legislation providing for compulsory unemployment insurance.
This is the third year that Frank Lanham, Lulu Abbott and Louise Temple have
been on the debate team. Hazel Webster has had one year of experience as an alternate.
Margaret Lantz, Spencer Littleton and Horace Haines have developed into very effective
speakers in their first year of debate work.
Before the debating season opened, the Normal schools met several schools in
non-decision debates. These practice debates were with Paxton, Morton, Dwight, San
Jose, and Rantoul.
The first decision debate was held March 18, when the negative team with Louise
Temple as captain met Springfield's affirmative. They also met East Peoria's affirma-
tive team. The Normal affirmative team captained by Frank Lanham met Springfield and
Lincoln. Normal teams were victorious in all these debates. In the district contest held
at I. S. N. U. April 22, they won first place by defeating teams from Girard, Ierseyville,
Mason City, and Dwight. They will be entered in the state contest which will be held
May ll-12. In the first debate, Horace Haines was the first negative speaker, in the
other debates, Spencer Littleton held this position.
Two teams, composed of Merle Ramseyer and Frank Lanham as affirmative, and
Eugene Keys and Spencer Littleton as negative, entered the Wesleyan contest April 23.
The negative won f1rst place with the affirmative taking a second place.
Eugene Keys also served as business manager for the group.
Much of the success of the team is due to the unceasing and tireless efforts of
the coach, Mr. Chiddix.
C. L. BEIER VVALTER BFNN EUGENE KEYS
Facility Adviser Editor Bus. Mgr.
SELMA ANDERSON SPENCER LITTLETON MERLE RAMSETER
Assistant Editor Assistant Bus. Mgr. Circ-ulaitiun Mgr.
HARLAND SAMPSON FERN GARIIER
Advertising Mgr. Senior Editor
PEARL RUTTURFF MARY LOUISE WALKER XVELIJON HOOSE
Junior Editor Sopliuinme Editor Freshman Editor
KATHERINE ARNOLD J. D. SCHERTZ
Liteury Editor Art
LAYERNE YARNEY LAYERNE APELL LOXVELL NEWLON
Art Art Athletics
WENDELL FREEMAN EVELYN JORGENSEN
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P. Raber, L. Spafford, H. Sampson, L. Houston, H. Karr, XV. Poulton, C. Cisco.
C. Feasley, J. D. Schertz, Mr. VanCleave Cdirectorl, Littleton, L. Young, R. Bearden,
L. Ummel, XV. Bunn, VV. Hoose, G. Day, H, Litwiller, VV. Imig, C. Smith, G. Haynes,
R. Jacobsen taccompanistb.
BOYS, CLEE CLUB
The Boys' Glee Club was reorganized at the beginning of the school year. Officers
were elected. Spencer Littleton was chosen President. and Frank Lanham, Secretary-
trcasurer. The Glee Club sang in Gen. Fx. several times, and at various other places.
Four members were selected by A. VV. VanCleave, our director, to go to Champaign,
Illinois, for the All-State Chorus. The club will help in the annual operetta to be given
in May. The Glee Club repeated their success of last year by taking second in the sub-
district and second in the district contests. They will sing in the state contest Saturday,
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BACK ROXV: M. Mishler, C. Yeakel, V. Smith, D. Heim, S. Berg, L. Hendrickson,
M. Bunn, E. Carroll, J. Holderly, If. Grigsby, V. Imig, j. Keith, G. Tuggle, E. Ringland,
THIRD ROVV: I. Gildersleeve, L. Temple, M. Haynes, YV. Sieh, T. Keys, C. Bayles,
L. Varney, B. Benson, E. M. Gaines, M. Stewart, F. Instone, G. lfades, V. Martin.
SECOND ROVV: M. Martin. J. Garber, M. L. Admire, P. Buttorff, M. L. VValker,
J. Biddle, S. Anderson, G. Wright, L. Biddle, B. Sylvester, F. Mohr, B. Eades, L. Mohr.
FIRST ROW: L. Schultz, L. Abbott, li. Weatlierly, O. Edwards, R. King, S.
Langston, R. Jacobsen, M. Corrington, R. Colville, M. Lowe.
GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
At the beginning of the year, the Girls' Glee Club met to have an election of officers.
Our president is Marmee Lenna Admireg secretary and treasurer, Pearl Buttorff. The
club meets every Thursday and Friday, sixth hour. Our pianist, Ruth Jacobsen, and our
director, Mr. VanCleave, diligently worked with the group, preparing them for this year's
Last year the Glee Club was entered in the Sub-District of the Illinois State High
School Music and Literary Contest. There we won third place. The Girls' chorus won
first place, giving us the silver cup for two consecutive years. Three girls were selected
to attend the State chorus at Champaign, Illinois. Those selected were: Marmee Lenn
Admire. Gwenivere Wriglit and Pearl Buttorff. Besides being entered in contest work,
we furnished a program for the Woman's Club held at the Y. VV. C. A. at Bloomington,
After the production of the operetta, the days began to get warmer and everyone
began to think about picnics and so forth. The Glee Clubs of the school combined to
enjoy a social affair.
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BACK ROVV: Miss James Csponsorl, L. Pearson, S. Anderson, M. Peairs, L.
Temple, J. Sebastian.
FRONT ROW: G. Sprau, A. Eades, M. Walker, F. Garber, E. Ringland, B.
Sylvester, XV. Sloneker.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Normal Community High School may well boast of the honor she has in having
among her organized extra-curricular groups two national honor societies. The National
Honor Society has been organized for three years and has a total membership of twenty-
nine, including alumni. The junior National Honor Society, organized last year, now
includes in its membership seven.
These organizations have as a very worthy purpose the cultivation of those traits
of character and the development of those powers of intellect that makes students capable
of leadership in and service to their school.
All students ranking in the upper fourth of either the Senior or junior classes who
have been a member of our high school for one school year are eligible to membership
in the National Honor Society. To be eligible for membership in the junior National
Honor Society every Sophomore and Freshman must rank in the highest ten per cent
of their respective groups. Selection is made by vote of the entire faculty from these
groups based on the three additional points-Character, Leadership, and Service.
This year there has been a departure from the plan of the first two years, when
there was definite selection of officers for the organization, for the reason that we
wished the distinction of selection to these societies to be an honor which each and
every member might enjoy and respect without any specialized organization in which one
member might be the recipient of more distinction than another.
May there be many more students worthy of wearing the -Keystone and the Torch,
who may not only thus be honored through their own attainments, but may honor their
school and society thereby!
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BACK ROVV: W. Hoose, L. Kirkton, Mr. Vertrees Csponsorl, R. NVard, C. Phillips.
FRONT ROVV: K. Arnold, D. Rosche, S. Anderson Clfditorl, S. VValker.
Under the leadership of Mr. Vertrees, the Normal Hi-Highlite crew, after many
difficulties in getting packed and organized, boarded the train of News on February 3,
1932. Engineer Selma Anderson, with the aid of her Fireman, Sara XYalker, kept the
engine plugging straight ahead. VVatehing o'er the Senior car was Conductor Kathryn
Arnold, junior ear, Conductor Doris Roscheg Sophomore car, Conductor R. li. XYard:
and Freshman car, Conductor lYeldon lloose. Dispatcher Lorimer Kirkton kept us
posted on the signals and returns of the Sports car, while Switchman Claire Phillips
could switch us from one scene to another by the use of a pencil, piece of paper, and a
little hand work. Miss Van Etten, with her typing crew, changed the sheets of almost
unreadable writing fbecause we were riding and writing on the moving trainb to neat
typewritten sheets which were sent back home to the students awaiting word from us.
Our first stop was at Coach Bob Princes Sport Station, where we witnessed our
boys represent us successfully in every phase of the modern day sports. After getting
more fuel and other necessities, we left Sport Station behind-and some time later,
rolled into Home Economics Station, Normal Hi. Here. under the leadership of Miss
Shaw, we learned the method by which girls can become capable housekeepers. The
next stop was at Science Station, Normal Hi. Mr. Chiddix, the instructor here, took us
through the realm of science. The Mechanic Station, under the directorship of Mr.
Vertrees, was the next interesting stopover. Station Dramatics soon appeared into View
and here we met Mr. McConkey and his group of talkative students. NYe pass many
other stations along our joyous trip, but we do not have time or space to tell you more
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DIARY OF A SENIOR GIRL
Well, I'm all lined up, signed up, and shined up to start off with a bang. Gee, it's
swell to see a lot of the old faces back again, but there's a lot of the new faces
among the old.
Today I settled down for real business-and fun at the right time.
Had our first big Lincolnian Debate Club meeting. Frank sure had us started early
Sharon Hoose, Wendell Sloneker, and Ruth Jacobsen had the honor of entertaining
us in our first General Assembly this year. I sure enjoyed it.
VVent with Bernadine Benson and her folks to our first football game at Farmer
City. Came out on top with 6 to 0 score. Tiny made his first touchdown for this year.
I danced in dancing chorus in the big play "Corporal Eagenl' given in our high
Saw the boys play Dwight today and win by the margin of 13 to 0. Honest-to-gosh,
I don't see how Les Murray ran that 82 yards to make that touchdown.
I wonder where September has gone? P ? P?
Big Hi-Tri party. First I saw America, and then went over to Spain and Russia.
Saw another football game, and this time it was with Lexington. 27 to 0.
VVent to football game with our friendly rivals. This was the resulting quack-
27 to 0 in our favor.
What a day!! Saw our boys come up on top over Clinton with a 20 to 0 score. Then
went over to Champaign in Guin's car and saw the U. of I. win their game with the
same score. Rumble seats are not as "hot" as I thought they were!
Normal, 7g Trinity, 7. I won't forget it for a while. Thrills and excitement con-
tinued throughout the whole game-why not?
Then went to big G. A. A. party. Great music-lots of dancing-and clever enter-
tainment by Mr. Harmon-that radio artist.
I, with eleven other girls, went to Pontiac to represent our school in Play Day. We
had a marvelous day and the same type of good time.
Out came the report cards-down goes my mouth. Gee-I guess I had better get
Started play practice for the all school play. Oh, won't I make some Swedish maidl? l
Normal, 193 Pontiac, 6. Nice game, boys! I couldn't have done as well myself.
Hallowe'en? I'll say! I didnlt get to do very much this year.
My, my! What have I done with the past two months?
Had part in ceremonial for Hi-Tri. Had big reception after the ceremonial. It
was very impressive.
Normal, 373 Lexington, 0. Had good time at game and the Junior-Senior party that
nite. Sure worked hard for the decorations.
Big Homecoming game and dance. Normal, 03 Bloomington, 0. What a game!!
VVhat a dance!! Rain-mud-drenched-but I didn't mind-much!!!
Went to nite school tonite. Saw a lot of people,I knew.
Pearl Buttorff, Marmee Lenn Admire, Guinevere Wright, Ruth Jacobsen, Spencer
Littleton, Horace Haines, Frank Lanham, and Walter Bunn represented our school
at Champaign in the all-state chorus. Sure wish I could have gone,
One big day of vacationing. Girls came out from Bloomington and we had a keen
time doing things.
Thanksgiving. Oh! I ate too much and now I don't feel so well.
We talked, screamed, cried, and laughed off the all school play "The Call of the
Bansheel' for the benefit of the audience. 1 sure felt like a lumbering ole' Swedish
I got into Clarence Hanck's car by mistake, and now everyone is teasing me. Next
time I'll be a little more careful.
Though it rained-cats and dogs--I went to the Lincolnian Debate Club initiation
party. Those poor initiates.
Normal, 95 Clinton, 19. I don't know what happened to our boys.
I went to a big G. A. A. Banquet. Good eats-a 'rare' time-and some crazy jokes.
I'd sure like to ring Biddle's neck.
VACATION ! ! Two whole weeks of vacation in which I did nothing-much!
With several other Hi-Tri girls, I distributed the Christmas baskets. I w0uldn't
mind having one of them for myself.
Our basketball boys went to Staggls Tournament. Do they ever rate?
Well-good-bye, dear ole past school days of 1931! Hi-ho ye ole future days! I
wonder what thee holds for me!
I wonder just how long I will keep my four New Year's resolutions.
Gee, it's school again. What next?
Went to see our boys overpower Bloomington with a score of 18 to 16. What a
Oh--this is the beginning of the end for me. It's the big examination week and I
have to take two finals.
Sang with twenty-four girls from the Girls' Glee Club on a program for a Women's
Convention at the Y. W. C. A.
Normal, 183 Trinity, 23. Oh! What a game! just like the one last year. A tie
up until the end-then-well-Trinity came up on top.
END OF FIRST SEMESTER
The first all school paper was issued today-after a lot of organizing, changing, and
Spenie is holding back a secret from me, and this will never do!
VVent to another game with U. High, and say, the score was nerve-racking. It was
Normal 15, U. High 14.
Went to see another of those intercity basketball games with Bloomington. Sorta
easy game with an ending score of 20 to 8.
Another overtime game with Trinity High-as usual. This was the end-Normal, 145
Normal, 153 U. High, 17. VVhat a heartbreaking game for us.
VVhoopee! Another day of vacationing.
Attended the Junior Matinee dance. Danced with a lot of the kids. Boys played
their first game in the District Tournament.
Oh! We won the District Tourney. Now we have a chance in the sectional.
One whole week of Spring Vacation. But it rained, snowed, and had no nice days.
VVent to a party over at Walter's. Had good time snapping rubber bands and, well-
a lot of things.
Ah ha! So I have at last found out what kind of a boy Ralph Bearden is. The
Junior play "The Tightwadu sure brought him out.
Blame it, anyhow. Biddle sure did catch me on an easy April fool joke.
I had the keenest time at the junior-Senior party. Van and some of the others
sure got fooled about my 'ldate".
Gee! The "Echoes" goes to print today.
Big G. A. A. Picnic and everything out at Lake Bloomington.
Physics classes go to Pekin for trip.
So they had 'LBroken Dishes" at the Senior Play.
Only one more month of school. It just doesn't seem possible.
Junior High Commencement in our Auditorium.
High School Commencement.
The Happing Ending of One of the Happiest Years of My Life.
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VVe, the members of the Senior Class of 1932, of the Normal Community High
School, have traveled many roads and accumulated many material things. We prize
these things very highly, and were it not for the fact that our journey is unended and
our plane is limited in capacity we would not part with any of these valuable worldly
things. But realizing that we, and only we, possess those things which are vitally
necessary for the progress of our less fortunate travelers, we distribute this excess
baggage as follows:
First: We bequeath to the faculty peace and relief from the worries we have
Second: VVe bequeath to the Juniors our much-envied position.
Third: We leave the Sophomores the standing and reputation we gained as juniors
Fourth: VVe leave to the Freshmen the many happy hours spent in Ole Normal
Community High School.
Fifth: We, as individual members, wish to make the following personal bequests:
Lulu Abbott's giggles to Fern Mohr.
Evelyn Anderson's ways to those who want them.
Selma Anderson's good grades in Physics to some Junior who'll need 'em.
Grant Arnoldis quietness to Robert Hoyt,
Katherine Arnolcl's sincerity to those who lack that worthwhile quality.
Edith Bailey's curly locks to Lloyd Hospelhorn.
Juanita Biddle's pep to anyone who feels the need of such as that.
Steve Blair's laugh to Dick King.
Lucile Bohreris shyness to Laverne Biddle.
Frances Bright's timidity to Joan Palmer.
Walter Bunn's position as Editor of 4'Echoes" to him who deserves it.
Vaughn Calhoun's smile to Cecil Compton.
James Childer's curly hair to Laurene Zabel.
Ruth Colville's way with boys to Guinevere Wright.
Margaret Corrington's quiet attitude to some noisy little Freshman.
Clifford Cozartis ability to handle a basketball to Irvin Martin.
Russel Cramer's 'tinterestu in Physics to the next one that comes along.
Lucile Dabney's pleasantness to her sister.
Owenetta Edward's various talents to Bernadine Williams.
Wendell Freeman's curly locks to Jack Snoddy.
Fern Garber's sweet personality to one who doesn't have one.
Bernice Hill's shy ways to any bold Freshman.
Clarence Hanckls wit to Ivan Wade.
Ruth Jacobsen's ability to make the violin "talk" to Louise Larabee.
Melvin jacquat's tardy excuses to Marmee Lenn Admire.
Dorothy Johnson's cheerful little giggle to Ruth Pearson.
Evelyn Jorgenseifs ability of taking dictation to Naomi Brenning.
Oswald jorgensen's dates with Bloomington girls to Arthur Argadine.
Harvey Karr's girl friends to the rest of the fellows.
Trunetta Keys' winning personality to Marian Bunn.
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Earl Kaufman's smile to all of the girls.
Harold Kaufman's "line" to Earl Phillips.
Ola Mae Kerr's engagement ring to the next one that needs it.
Bessie Kiper's serious habits to Gwendolyn Cauble.
Ruby King's good nature to some "sour" Freshman.
Lorimer Kirkton's dancing ability to Eugene Keys.
Helen ,Kirstein's typing ability to Pearl Buttorff.
Susie Langston's blue eyes and black hair to all those who like the com-
Frank Lanham's joke habit to one who is able to take care of himself.
Herbert Litwiller's good judgment to Bobby Hall.
Spencer Littleton's soft tenor voice to Herman Mead.
Mary Lowe's resemblance to Clara Bow to the school to remember her by.
Gladys McCubbin's sunny smile and sweet disposition to everyone.
Howard McKinney's place in Honor Study Room to Howard Taylor.
Herman Mead's drumming ability to the next drummer.
Mildred Michael's high school career to some up-starting Freshman.
Jack Millerls fun loving nature to Raymond VVebster.
Ruth Morris' friends to carry on.
Leslie Murray's ability in all sports to Harland Sampson.
Lowell Newlon's girl friend to whoever can get her.
Paul Oertwig's place in school for the next Danvers' newcomer.
Paul Raber's pleasant personality to Robert Bayless.
Merle Ramseyer's invention to the benefit of all the girls.
Esther Ringland's "talkativeness" to Lucile Mohr.
Lillie Rylander's most precious possession to the school.
Grace Schad leaves school with Susie.
Lillian Schultz's cake-making ability to Susie Berg.
Alfred Sherer's pitching ability to next year's pitcher.
Wendell Sloneker's musical ability to Henry Miller.
Arthur Spencer's decorating ability to him who wants it.
Elmer Staley's fast dancing steps to Ernest Phillips.
Glenn Stephens' capability of excellent dancing to all who want it.
Wayne Stephen's ability in fourth year English to those who need it.
Joy Sylvester's sax-playing ability to any who enjoy that type of "blowing",
Louise Temple's studions demeanor to Vivian Martin.
Sara Walker's blonde hair'to Elda Mae Gaines.
Leo VVard's drumming ability to next year's drummer .
Vernon Ward's advice to all Freshmen who don't take school serious
Arthur VVardell's ambition to one worthy of that gift.
Elaine Weatherly's knack of writing poetry to Virginia Smith.
Hazel VVebster's dependability to Nellie Ranney.
Evelyne VVilliams' black curly locks to Catherine Bayless.
Steve Yeager's friends to those who need friends.
VVe sincerely hope that each and every person receiving any of the excess baggage
from any or all of the members of the Senior Class will appreciate and honor highly
Signed: The Senior Class.
If twenty-five years had swiftly flown by-
Fifty-seven had come to challenge you and I.
Let us suppose the class of nineteen thirty-two,
Met at the LITTLETON Inn, down near old Purdue.
The proprietors face was wrinkled with care,
And I knew the cause, for his wife was there-
A grim old lady, but no heart could be truer-
VVhy, her name was FERN GARBER when first I knew
Yes, I was the first to arrive, that is, almost-
For there was A. N. SPENCER, straight from
I asked him if he came alone-
"Oh no!" he said in an injured tone,
"COZART'S along, yes, him and me,
VVQ are still buddies like we used to be.
Right now we are headed for Hollywood
To join the stage and do some good."
I turned to go out but as I reached the stair,
I saw EVELYNE WILLIAMS standing there.
She seemed to be thinking hard, and I asked her why,
"Oh! If I only remembered to frost my pief'
Her husband, it seems, would storm quite a while,
VVhen his meals weren't served in perfect style.
Up the stairs came LITVVILLER, in the wink of an eye-
He was carrying a package, and I wondered why.
It was an extra vest he wanted to use,
In case they served gravy or sour grape juice.
I wandered downstairs and there in the door
VVas Mr. STEVE YEAGICR from Labrador.
I had heard he went there to catch butterflies,
But I think it was really to make Eskimo pies.
From somewhere behind a great portico,
Came the gentle strains of a grand piano.
We hastened to see who the player might be,
And I gasped in wonder as HUVVARD MCKIXNICY
Made a bow, and answered low, in a voice quite cool,
"By ten easy lessons from a correspondence school."
There was still fifteen minutes before time to begin,
VVhen a lady in ermine sauntered grandly in.
CI knew it was BIDIULE, though her hair was curledj,
With her a chap and tall blonde girl.
'tHe just wouldn't stay home with his daddy, so,
I brought the nurse, too, Miss ANDERSON, you know."
CIIILDERS and CRAMER were next to come,
They tried to smile, but I knew they were glum.
The matter was this, I'm sorry to say,
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Their wives had been at home when they left that day.
The tall, lanky man who looked like a jew,
VVas a botany teacher in the London Zoo.
It was FRANK LANHAM, of course, how did you guess?
He's just crossed a mil-li-tent with an oct-a-phess.
Enjoyment was found by KIRSTEIN and KERR,
In knitting socks while their kittens would purr.
VAUGHN CALHOUN, with a full moustache, Q
In a Chinese laundry, was doing wet Wash.
LOUISE TEMPLE wore a medal of bronze and gray-
She swam to China across Baffin Bay.
MELVIN and STEVE came slowly dragging in,
Each one carrying an arm in a sling.
Their wives, in arms, had met them at the door-
Their two only excuses had been heard before.
JOHNSON and VVEATHERLY, from our old Normal branch,
Were selling hot dogs on a Texas ranch.
In came HERMAN MEAD leaning on a golden cane,
A severe case of gout had given him much pain.
GLENN STEPHENS, a detective with pipe and hat,
VVas still looking hard for JOYlS maltese cat.
A bell sounded loudly through the hall,
And each sprang for the stair at this dinner call.
A stoop-shouldered man in a long frock coat,
Gravely took his place, there, beside our host.
I couldn't recall his name right there,
But it was Reverend BUNN who lead us in prayer.
The meal was fine, especially since
Miss WALKER had sent us some pies of mince.
Something fell with a bang and as I stretched my neck,
KIRK's voice came clear, t'There went my new false teeth, l
From his coat, LOWELL NEWI.ON had been picking hair-
A horse doctor's life isn't always so fair.
The millionaire brothers, HAROLD and EARL,
Hadn't yet decided upon the right girls.
Time passed by swiftly while we ate-
CFour times ESTHER RINGLAND filled her platej.
VERNON VVARD asked politely, with one eye on the cake,
"Do we get another helping if we stay awake?"
Our host with "ahems" arose to his feet,
He rubbed his hands and picked his teeth-
"We have met tonight in this great mass,
As a sort of reunion for the '32 class-
I've some letters now I would like to read
From those who are absent, but whose presenc
From across the water at the Palace Royal
BERNICE HILL, who still is loyal,
e we need-
Sends a message that her Prince has fell
And she cannot leave him till he gets well.
'Congress is having an extra meetingf,
We send our regards and wish we were eatingf
This is signed by two senators we know so well-
Misters ELMER R. STALICY and ARTIIUR VVARIJELL.
From above the clouds where they eouldn't be hit
LANGSTON and SCHAD sent the following bit-
'We're establishing a record for endurance flying,
If we'd land here now there would be no use tryingl.
RUTH COLVILLE says she cannot attend-
She's a Red Cross nurse down near South Bend.
From the Tennessee mountains where SLONEKER
Was working as a Revenue Officer-A
Canie one line only, but it made things hum-
'I have found a still and cannot C0ll1Ci.
From LULU ABBOTT in the South Sea Isles,
Came a cablegram over hundreds of miles-
'The natives out here are treating me fine,
I'm sorry I can't be with you to dine '.l'
The host he grinned as the next he read
From RABER and MURRAY and this it said-
tTonight we're staging to help the poor,
A boxing match at Crevoeeonr.
VVe've trained and practised for this bout,
VVe ean't quit now or we'd be out.'
That was the last, "And nowfl said our host,
"Letls hear from those present right after our toast-"
CLARICNCIC HANCK this hair was just as curly,
But his tie was gone, and his tone was surlyl.
"All I can say before I sit clown-
Even the sand banks went broke in our town."
OVVENETTA EDVVARDS explained to us why
LILLY RYLANDICR and MARGARET CORRINGTON did not reply-
They were out on the Sahara without any ink,
And their pencils were broken too, I think.
MFQRLE RAMSEYER slowly rose and shook his head,
Cllis hair had changed from golden to redl
Hllusiness goes un and ,then it goes down-
You see I'm a stock broker in Chinatown."
GLADYS MCCUBBIN and EVELYN JORGICNSIQN
Arose very shyiy and spoke as one,
t'XVe'd like to extend to von, one and all,
An invitation to our weddings this fall."
I later learned that the grooms were men
VVlio were cross-eountrv runners and eouldn't arrive till then.
In French, GRANT ARNOLD began to sneak,
But he recalled himself, as color mounted his cheek.
The reason as it was told to me
VVas a mademoiselle in gay Paree
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"A radio star will entertain you now,"
And CLAIR PHILLIPS rose stiffly and made a bow.
From his pocket came forth a trustv lewis harp
His music was fine, but without flat or sharp.
A scream was heard full of the deepest gloom,
And LIL SCHULTZ rose quickly and left the room.
It was whispered round for us all to heed
Her pet canary she forgot to feed.
A ring, and our host arose to answer the phone,
"Hello," he said in his gruffest tone.
"Oh, I seef' he added and as he smoothed his hair,
He explained that HAZEL and FRANCES would not
Frances had lost her engagement ring,
And Hazel was recovering from a frightful bee sting.
Once more it rang, and with a slight frown,
Mr. Littleton answered, then turning around,
He said to AL. SHERER, with a wink,
WEN FREEMAN's neglected his wife, I think.
So he'd like to know, as h.e's in jail,
If you would kindly go his bail.
"Sure," said Al, as he laid down his Hrolln,
"I'll send this down and get him out of that hole."
On a hospital cot, LEO WARD was coming 'round--
VVhile washing windows he just hit the ground.
MICHAEL and BAILEY had joined a show,
As the Amos and Andy we enjoyed years ago.
MARY and HJAKEH, having a great deal of wealth.
In Alaska, were mountain climbing for, their health.
JACK MILLER was rolling in lots of mon'.
He was running a circus, and was having fun.
TRUNETTA KEYS, who could wiggle her ears,
Had been with his troop almost four years.
At almost twelve, our hostess pushed a button and a vo
"Just three more numbers before time for bed,
Misses KIPER and BOHRER will sing a popular duet,
Entitled, "When wc're gone you won't regret."
We are pleased to announce that Miss RUBY KING
An International figure in the Society Ring,
Has just won from the historic Arcades,
The pie eating contest for grand old maids.
And now, from the famous wasliboard band,
Led by HARVEY KARR, the best in the land.
For your convenience, I would like to state,
You can see and hear, early and late,
LUCILIEI DABNEY, our great contralto,
In Joliet at the big Rialto.
WAYNE STliPlll'lNS, as a special request
Will sing a selection from the great Humoresque.
And now at twelve, by time that is right,
OSWALD JORGENSEN will bid you all good night."
Our banquet drew thus to a close at last,
We were young no longer, old age was coming fast,
But we were happy once more, with the girls and boys,
Who in '32 had shared our sorrows and joys.
And as we clasped hands and said farewell,
We were not ashamed of a tear that fell,
It meant the friendship between me and vou
Was a sacred pact and would always be true.
If at any time Dart of this should come true
Will you kindly drop ARNOLD a line or two?
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LIST OF ADVERTISERS
We, the Staff of the Nineteen Thirty-two Echoes, wish to thank
the business men who have taken advantage of the advertising
space in this year's Echoes. We feel you will be well paid for
Alexander Lumber Co.
Burner, C. A.
Biasi, Edw. C.
Beich's Candy Co.
Bloomington Bird Store
Brown's Business College
B. Sz M. Bakery
Bradley Coffee Dine
Douglas, J. C. and Son
Emmett-Scharf Electric Co.
First National Bank, Normal
Gronemeier, W. H.
Hall, C. H.
Haug, I. and Son
Hildebrandt's Drugs p
Illinois Power and Light
Jackson, A. T.
Johnson, W. H.
Keith's Baking Co.
Keen's Barber Shop
Lemme, H. H.
Lundeen, Hooten, Roozen, S
McCormick, Dr. Ferd. C.
McCormick, Dr. H. G.
McKnight Sz McKnight
Moberly Sz Klenner
Normal Sanitary Dairy
Paxton Typewriter Co.
Parret Sz Parret
Prosser, Dr. A. E.
Public School Publishing Co.
Read, W. B. and Co.
Read, G. H. and Bros.
Snow Sz Palmer
State Farm Mutual
Spear Sz Spear Service Sta.
Taylor, A. B., Plumbing
Ulbrich Sz Kraft
Washburn Sz Sons
Y. M. C. A.
falling on the watershed and running down
the stream costs nothi11g, it has been said-
just like 'cthe berries on the brier, or the
water in the well, or the fish in the sea, or
the fox in the forest."
This is true.
But it has taken inventive genius, the
spirit of pioneering, human ingenuity,
heart-breaking effort and thousands of mil-
lions of dollars to convert that rain into
power for the use of man.
lt is not true that the water powers de-
veloped the electric light and power in-
dustry. lt was the electric light and power
industry that made possible the present-day
development of water powers.
Had title to all lands and water powers
been retained by sovereigns and govern-
ments, most of them would be right now
in exactly the same condition as when
God made them.
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ALL MAKES ' - ,
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Paxton Typewriter Co.
105 EAST FRONT ST.
DR. R. E. PROSSER
Modern Glasses Fitted by
THE NEWEST FRAMES TO SE-
LECT A STYLE BEST SUITED
FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL
Fixtures Mazda Lamps OFFICE AT
A J Jliances Rc iairinv
11 1 C' Chadhandys Jewelry Store
Emmett - Scharf Electric Co. 309 NORTH MAIN
317 N. Center St. Phone 314
We take this method of acknowledging the many court-
esies extended hy the officials and pupils of the Normal
Community High School which We assure all concerned
are thoroughly appreciated.
'GThe beautiful new Normal Community High School is completely
equipped with steel lockers supplied by usf'
W.B. READ 81 CO.
Bloomington ------- - Illinois
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gardens. Justrite Ilircl i
Foods. 1 Parties Our Specialty
102 li. Market St. Phone 728-L W Complete Delicatessen Service
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Write Your Name at the Top of
Instead of using all of the page we purchased in the
1932 ECHOES half of it is donated to the
owners of the books for memories
CLARENCE A. BURNER
Nothing but Printing since 1899
Printer of The Echoes
106 Broadway, Normal
NORMAL SANITARY U L B R I C H gi K R A F T
SMART STYLES FOR JUEN
MILK , - CREAM - - BUTTER Society Brand Clothes
COTTAGE CHEESE Ulkraft Clothes
Distributors Green Bonnet Farm Milk
1JHQNE 6120 A 114 Center St. Bloomington, Ill.
SPEAR 81 SPEAR When You Wish to
Sinclair Products HSAY IT WITH FLOWERS,
100 Percent Penn ons Phone 303
Excellent Service A- WASHBURN 85 SONS
I I V Y I I I 318 N. MAIN ST.
Main and Vlillow, Normal, Illinois , BIIOOMINGTON - - - ILLINOIS
LUNDEEN, HOOTON, ROOZEN Sz SCHAEFFER
A R C H 1 T E C T S
SEVENTH FLOOR PEOPLIES BANK BUILDING
W. H. GRONEMEIER i MMM
Sf7Cc'I'lll CCIATS, PfISl1'l'L'.S', Rolls 1 EXPERT SHOE FI'I"l'131QS
for all UCCll.Yl.OlZ.S' Our years of experience in the shoe
business have taught us to know
FRONT AAX1' EAST' gl4QQM1yGTON which shoes are the hest and what
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i South Side Square Bloomington
, G. H. Read 81 Bro.
H A R D W A R E
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Drug Store Year by year, for over eighty-
five ears. oiing men have
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Christian Association to aid
A GOOD PLACE them in making the most of
li e. Over two million oan
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men the world over every
year make Lise of its equip-
ment, program and activities
, ,, . to monlzl themselves into the
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Study This Prohlemn GREEN MILL CAFE
AS IT 'XVILL MEAN MUCH
TO YOU IN AFTICRLIFE. RL'.YfGIIl'U7lf and Colzfectionery
PVISDOM plus ECONOMY ..-
cquais THRIFT EVERYTHING
YOUTH plus THRIET equals TO
Make OUR bank YOUR bank
THE XVAYNE LASKY JIMMUL JoN12S
FIRST NATIONAL BANK GREEN MILL CAFE
To the students of Normal Community High School, we extend our
sincere Wishes and congratulations upon the completion of your high school
training. The completion of your high school course is very important to
your future success. It gives you a background of general knowledge which
is invaluable no matter what vocation you follow through life.
May you be just as successful in your life's work, victorious in your
outside activities, and enriched with friendships that will continue throughv
out the years.
ELMER L. IIIIBBLE, President
Brown 's Business College
JOHN HAUG AND SON
MENS and BOYS' SHOES
Two Feet of Comfort in Every Pair
525 N. Main St.
Dr. Henry G. McCormick
First National Bank Building
Phone 5511-I Normal, Illinois
HALL'S COFFEE SHOP
TRY OUR SPECIAL LUNCH
THE HOME OF
W here Quality Preoails
102 NORTH STREET
B EK M
The Standard for Years
P R 0 D U C T S
Goodyear Tires and Tubes
Atlas Tires and Tubes
Naptha Gas for Cleaning
SERVICE IAVITH A SMILE
CoRN1cR or wn,1.oW AND MAIN
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Herff-J ones Company
DESIGNERS AND MANUFACTURERS
High School and College Jewelry
Official Jewelers to Normal Community High School
Congratulations and l
Best Wishes '
CLASS OF 1932 B E I C H
Pniilin School Pniiiianing Cn. CHRGCO LA-I-ES
509-511-513 North liast Strc t l
Bloomington, Illinois W
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Publishers - ll1'l1ltCI'S
School Texts - Work Books
School Records and
109-lll Wfest Market
l Bloomington, Illinois
NSA ' -
A. B. Taylor
Repair Work Given Prompt
115 North Street
Hygrade Electric Lamps Gas Heate
5 Q U A R E INSURANCE
SQUARE AGENTS SQUARE POLICIES
SQUARE SERVICE SQUARE ADJUSTMENTS
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W'e Need You and You Need Us
V. T. KEEN
CENTRAL ILLINOIS' LEADING
A STORE OF SERVICE
S. 1. REEDER
Pennzoil, New Vedol and
140 EAST BEAUFORT STREET,
at Popular Prices
301 I-Iovey Avenue
Twin Loaf Bread
STAFF PHUTOGRAPHEH FOR 1932 ECHOES
ICLIJO M. MOORE
Photography in All Its Branches
P H U N E 1 9 1 8
501 North Main Street Bloorningtou, Illinois
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Quality Shoes i .
SCTWCG Merchandise of Quality
5 5 2 5 Silk Underthings
1203 BROADWAY 207 NORTH ST.
THE HOME OF KUPPENHEIMER GOOD CLOTHES
MOBERLY 81 KLENNER
II5 N. MAIN ST. BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS
DR. FERD. C. MCCORMICK I W, H, JQHNSQN
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NORMAL. ILLINOIS I General Insurance
PHONE 5657 OFFICE OVIQB TBI: BOOK NOOK
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NORMAL ----- ILLINOIS
Ilzunlmurgers Cold Drinks
Hot Dogs Ice Cream
Groceries and Lunch
TRY US ONCE
L . A . G I E R I N G
S09 N. Linden St.
I OXMAL ----- ILLINOIS
PARIS CLEANERS AND
If You Conternplate Building We Can Help You. We Have a
Large Number of Illustrated Plans That Will Assist
You in Planning Your New Horne.
This Service is Free.
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Evening Suits for Rent
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CLASS 1932 The Shoemaker
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