Normal Community High School - Echoes Yearbook (Normal, IL)

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Its members are elected by the people of District 348 for terms of three years each. The president and secretary are elected by the members for terms of one year each. The Board of Education derives its powers from the State Legis- lature. It is empowered to handle the business of the local school dis- trict in such matters as levying taxes, approving the budget, em- ploying teachers, buying supplies, etc. All general policies for the op- eration of the school must come from the Board of Education. Regular monthly meetings are held by the Board at which time bills are allowed and all problems pertaining to the school are thor- oughly discussed. The regular meeting of the N. C. H. S. Board of Education is held the second Monday of each month. Special meetings may be called by the pres- ident at any time. The men who serve on our Board render valuable service to our com- munity, devoting much time and effort to the work of the school, all without pay of any kind. Nor- mal Community High School is fortunate in having such men will- ing to accept such civic responsi- bility. f If 5 ,WV il A Q . ,, i y',ffflf'i Will .K S1jJX,MJnzdJi?, N lffvl-MY' nl-'t 'pllf llmlliailiilll f if 5--'-' For their understanding Ways and helpful apprecia- tion, for their Wise advice in the time when We need it most- we, the Staff, respectively dedicate this, the thirteenth volume of the REVERIE, to our parents. .X P6 f Aiillllllgllilil Supermtendent of K Principal of High Schools School MR. L. E. STARKE J l -"f MR. R. E. CATON A. B. Culver-St0ck- N Y' B. S. Illinois Wesley- tong M. A. Univ of M HW., ang M. A. Univ. of Missouri Univ. of Illinois, I. S. N. U. Chicago I fix ,1 .4 . KN Y ' ' M-4 X 4.1 ' I. D -'X i I ' Y ' fyraeziiiicamweg KIMBALL BISHOP Social Studies B. S. S. W. Missouri St. Teachers College: M. A., Univ of Ill. MILDRED BOPP History Y . ' M. B. A. Univ. of Ill, Columbia GALE BROWN Latin, English B. of Ed., 1. s. N. JOHN C. CHIDDIX Chemistry B. of Ed., I. S. N. M. A., Columbia. mg- k E. DIVELEY 5 Biology B. of Ed., I. S. N. . A., Univ. of Ill. ffl U. U.,' U., X - x MARY E. DONHAM X Commerce B. S., Indiana St. Teach- v ers College, Univ. of Col.: Gregg College, I. S. N. U. ALI'-,af A-+A-'-' ESAU DOTLICH Physical Education 8a Athletics A. B.: North Central MARY FORSYTHE Home Economics B. S. of Ed., Western Ill. St. Teachers College ALENE GALBREATH Librarian B. of Ed., S. I. S. N. U., M. A.,' Univ. of Ill. PAUL HARRIS Social Science B. of Ed., I. S. N. U. gvflfyiefsifixsliiirffs K CoLENE Hoosls . Speech, Art, Physical Ed. B. of Ed., 1. S. N. U., A.B., Q35 Ill. Wesleyan Univ., M. A., Univ. of Ill., Northwestern KEITH E. MIDDLETON strial Arts B. of Ed., I. S. N. U., Univ. of Ill. CLARENCE J. KUSTER Agriculture B. of Ed., I. S. N. U.: M. A., Univ. of Ill. DUNCAN MILLER Music B. of Ed., Ill. Wesleyan University, I. S. N. U., Eastman School of Music, M. M. C , X LEWIS L. LEGG Physics, General Sci- ence, Athletics C B. of Ed., Western Ill. St. Teachers College, Univ. of Ill. ROBERT NEUMAN - Social Studies, Ath- letics B. S., Illinois Western, Penn. State, I. S. N. U., M. A., Univ. of Ill. H. EUGENE MASTERS Commerce B. of Ed., I. S. N. U., Univ. of Ill. 57149 ROBERT SHARP 1 Industrial Arts X- B. S., Lincoln College, L Bradley College, State In- 5 1 I stitute iz., ' EULA MATHEW , nglish . of Ed., I. S. N. U., E , 74" ' .Univ. of Denver. LAURA M. SPRINGER. 6 English , Ill. Wesleyan Univ. A. B.: ... ...1 Northwestern Univ. A. M. ,mfs sssszmss ssssazmi HELEN MILLER Secretary to Superintendent MILDRED KUHL High School Registrar EAFETEHEA VALLIE HEIM Assistant Manager PEARL CROCKER Manager ROY HILL Engineer JOHN HEIM Janitor REBECCA DODSON J anitress HAYDN PAGE Janitor i SEIHKIEII L NURSE MARGARET MURRAY Registered N rse ...Q ,, X . 2 2 'fa A y? A ak - cy Q Q34 4 nt Q Y. WEN. my K h.x.A l N ,. A - 5 i K ,, :k,.:, W .ix -0 :V if QP- Q A? 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Club 43 Mixed Chorus 43 "The Dummy"3 Assembly Committee 4. DELMAR F. ALSENE Projectionist 1, 2, 3, 43 F. F. A. 1, 23 Student Council 43 Air Plane Club 23 I. A. T. A. 1, 2, 3, 43 Science Club 4. VIRGINIA ALDRIDGE Dramatics Club 43 Honor Society 1, 23 Pep Club 23 Red Cross Council 33 Library Club 1, 2, 3, 43 G. A. A. 2, 3, 43 Assembly Committee 1. FRED E. ALSENE Pep Club 13 Projectionist 1, 2, 3, 43 I. A. T. A. 1, 23 Science Club 1. MABEL PHYLLIS ALLEN F. H. A. 1, 2, 3, 43 Cafeteria 4. GENE R. ARCHER Class Secretary 23 Band 2g Dramatics Club 1, 2g Football 1, 2, 33 Basketball 1, 23 Track 1, 23 I. A. T. A. 43 N. Club 3, 43 Mixed Chorus 1, 23 "Every Family Has One." ALLAN H. ALLERS Reverie Staff 33 Band 23 Honor Society 2, 3, 43 F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 43 Student Council President 43 Football Manager 3, 43 Basketball 1, 23 Track 2, 3, 43 Athletic Club 23 N. Club 43 Mixed Chorus 1. PAUL BATES Reverie Staff 3, 4 Editor3 Class President 33 Band 1, 2, 3, 43 Orchestra 1, 23 Dramatics Club 2, 3, 43 Honor Society 1, 2, 3, 43 Newspaper Staff 3, 43 Pep Club 1, 23 F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 43 Student Council 3, 43 Football 2, 3, 43 Track 2, 3, 43 Thespians 43 Coaching Club '23 American Education Week 43 N. Club 43 ,Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 43 Science Club 1, 23 Pep Band 3, 43 Swing Band 43 "The Doctor Has A Daughter"3 "The Last Curtain." ,W ssRisRsfeQ EVA MARIE Reverie Staff 45 Orchestra 15 F. H. A. 1, 2, 35 Science BIGGER 1 A Club 4. MARY LOU CLESSON Band 1, 2, 3, 45 Dramatics Club 15 Pep Club 1, 25 Home Ec. Club 25 Twirlers 3,4. ZZ MARILYN BLOCK Reverie Staff 3, 45 Band 2, 3, 45 Dramatics Club 1, 25 Honor Society 45 Pep Club 1, 25 Red Cross Council 25 Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 45 Pep Band 45 Commencement, Girl's Ensemble5 Newspaper Staff 2, 3, 4. 3 4 CHARLES M. Cox Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Sec-Treas, 45 Dramatics Club , , 5 Honor Society 1, 2, 3, 45 Pep Club 1, 25 F. F. A. 1, 2, 35 Student Council 45 Track 1, 2, 3, 45 Pep Band 3, 45 Swing Band 45 "Sumday's Child": "Sister Sue"5 Boys Quartet 35 "N" Club 3, 45 Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 45 Science Club 1, 2, 3, 4. JEAN MARIE BURR Orchestra 1, 25 Girl Scouts 15 Projectionist 45 Library Club 1, 25 G. A. A. WILLIAM R. CRAIG DOROTHY BUTH Rcverie Staff 45 Band 1, 2, 3, 45 Orchestra 25 Dramatics Club 1, 25 Honor Society 2, 3, 45 Pep Club 1, 25 Home Ee. Club 25 Cornet Duet 35 Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 45 Hi Tri Council 35 Science Club 35 Pep Band 45 Swing Band 45 "A Date With Barbara"5 Commencement, Girls' Ensemble and Cornet Quartet. Projectionist 1, 35 I. A. T. A. 45 Athletic Club 2. C JEAN DoDGsoN Social Manners Club 15 Red Cross Sewing Club 2. K MARIJAYNE CLEMMGNS Reverie Staff 35 Dramatics Club 1, 2, 3, 45 Girl Scouts 1, 25 Thespians 3, 45 American Education Week 25 Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 45 "Ramshackle Inn"5 Commencement, Girls' Ensemble. WARREN DAVE CULBERTSON ll Qramatics--Club 45 f1The Doctor Has A Daughter" T9QfJfssEiiiEHs6wa'x,, LENAMAE DURST Library Club 3, F. H. A. 2, 3. BETTY JANE GOLDEN Science 3, 4. WALTER FOWLER Craftman Club 15 I. A. T. A. 3, 45 Athletic Club 1. JACK GOODING Band 2, 3, 45 Projectionist 2, 3, 45 Gun Club 35 Mixed Chorus 3, 45 Pep Band 45 Swing Band 45 Commencement, Boys' Quartet5 Transfer: Hammond High, Hammond, Ind. MARY LAVERNE FRANCIS Orchestra 1, 25 Dramatics Club 45 Honor Society 2, 3, 45 Girl Scouts 3, 45 Pep Club 25 F. H. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Pres.5 Commencement Speaker. JOAN NE GRIFFIN Band 25 Library Club 1, 25 F. H. A. 1, 2, 45 Student Council 35 Mixed Chorus 1, 2. ELLA MAE GAINES Pep Club 15 Social Manners Club 15 F. H. A. 2. JOAN HINKLE Band 2, 3, 4, V. Pres.5 Orchestra 1, 25 Dramatics Club 35 Honor Society 25 F. H. A. 1, 2, Sec., 3, Pres., 45 G. A. A. 2, 35 Mixed Chorus 45 Science Club 45 Pep Band 45 Swing Band 45 "Everything Nice"5 Homecoming Queen 5 Commencement Girls' Ensemble. CHARLES GESHIWLM I Reverie Staff 45 Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Pres5 Orchestra 1, 25 Honor Society 45 Pep Club 1, 2, 35 Student Council 45 Football 1, 2, 3, 4, Captain5 Baseball 3, 45 Track 45 American Education Week 45 N. Club 3, 4, Pres.5 Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 45 Science Club 1, 2, 35 Pep Band 35 Swing Band 45 Boy Scouts 1, 2, 35 Commencement, Boys' Quartet. MARY JANE HINSHAW Dramatics Club 1, 3, 45 Honor Society 1, 2, 3, 4: Girl Scouts 2, 3, 45 Newspaper Staff 45 Pep Club 1, 25 F. H. A. 25 Student Council 2, 35 Cheerleader 3, 45 Pep Committee 3, 45 Prom Queen 35 Hi Tri Cnunr-il 2. ,W 33331333 csfamsgsg Reverie Staff 45 Dramatics Club 45 Football 45 Baseball 5 3, 45 I. A. T. A. 45 Science Club 3, 45 Pres. 45 Transfer: 5 ROGER HOUGHAM 67? Ben Funk, Shirley, Ill. WAUNITA L. KLUMP Class Secretary 35 Dramatics Club 45 Honor So- ciety 1, 2, 3, 45 Girl Scouts 2, 3, 45 Newspaper Staff 45 Pep Club 1, 25 Home Ec. Club 1, 25 Student Council 2, 45 Hi Tri Council 25 Assembly Committee 4. W BERNARD F. HUFFINGTON Athletic Club 1. GLADYS EVELYN LAWHUN Library Club 15 Red Cross Sewing 25 G. A. A. 25 Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3. LESTER IOERGER Football 2, 35 Baseball 25 Track 1, 2, 35 I. A. T. A. 35 Coaching Club 25 Industral Arts Club 25 "N" Club 2. BARB RA JEAN LINDSEY Dramgsics Club 15 Newspaper Staff 15 Pep Club 1, 25 Library Club 1 Cd ROGER L. JONES Band 1, 2, 35 Newspaper Staff 35 Gun Club 15 Student Council 45 Football 2, 3, 45 Basketball 15 Track 1, 2, 3, 45 I. A. T. A. 3, 45 Coaching Club 25 "N" Club 3, 45 Science Club 2, 35 Pep Band 35 Boy Scout 1, 2. HERBERT LUSHER Football 2, 45 Basketball 1, 25 Baseball 25 Sports- man Club 25 Athletic Club 15 Science Club 3, 45 "Sunday's Child." K PATRICIA ANN KIMBALL Dramatics Club 25 Pep Club 25 Projectionist 3, 45 Mixed Chorus 2, 35 Science Club 1. HARLEY O. MCCLURE Football 25 Track 1, 2, 3, 45 I. A. T. A. 3, 45 Athletic Club 15 Coaching Club 25 "N" Club 3, 45 ' Mixed Chorus 2. ' I 3 QEMVQSRRIIIRRCQRCK LINDA LARUE MCCUE Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Dramatics Club 1, Pep Club 1, F. H. A. 2, 3, 4, Pres. 2, V. Pres. 3, Mixed Chorus 1, 2. JULIUS MIIQLER, JR. F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, V. Pres. 4, Basketball 2, Base- ball 4, Athletic Club 1, 2. LoIs MCKINNEY Reverie Staff 2, 3, 4, Class Pres. 1, Band 2, 3, Dra- matics Club 2, 3, 4, Honor Society 1, 2, 3, 4, Girl Scouts 1, 2, 3, 4, Newspaper Staff 4, Pep Club 2, 4, Nature Study Club 1, Thespians 2, 3, 4, Pres. 4, Color Guard 4, Cheerleader 1, 2, 3, 4, Pep Committee 3, 4, Mixed Chorus 1, 3, 4, "What A Life" "Dark Wind" "The Mad Hatters" "Ramshackle Inn" "Old Doc" "The Last Curtain" Com- mencement Girls' Ensemble, Commencement Speaker. LAURA MAE, MILLER F. H. A. 4, Red Cross Sewing 2, Mixed Chorus 3, Hi Tri Council 2, Science Club 4. GEORGE MAYES Student Council 4, Football 2, Track 2, 3, 4, Air Plane Club 2, I. A. T. A. 3, 4, "N" Club 4, Transfer: Eureka High School. VIRGINIA MUSICK Reverie Staff 1, 2, 4, Projectionist 1, 2, 3, 4, Pres., Commencement Speaker. MARILYN MAYS Reverie Staff 4, Transfer: Bloomington High School. JOSEPH ROBERT PFEIFER F. F. A. 4, Student Council 4, Baseball 4, Trans- fer: Ben Funk. GEN' MILLER Thespians 4, Dramatics 4 3 "Old Doc" "The Doctor Has A Daughter" Transfer: Mackinaw Township High School. JACK PICKERING F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Track 1, 2, Athletic Club 1, Coaching Club 2, Science Club 3, 4. nfs sswisgscsewmcsfi DORIS JEAN PRICE Transfer-University High School DOROTHY SCHAD Reverie Staff 4: Social Manners Club 13 Science Club 3, 4. RUTH REDDEL Class Secretary 2g Band 2, 3, 43 Orchestra 1, 23 Dra- matics 1, 23 Girl Scouts 3, 43 Newspaper staff 43 Pep Club 23 F. H. A. 33 Cornet Duet 33 Mixed Chorus.43 Hi-Tri Council 23 Science Club 43 Pep Band 3, 43 Swing Band 43 Commencement, Cornet Quartet. EVELYN SCHNEIDER Reverie Staff 43 Dramatics Club 1, 2g Honor Society 3, 43 Girl Scouts 3, 43 Pep Club 23 F. H. A. 1, 2, 3, 43 Student Council 4. JOANNE MARIE RICH Dramatics Club 1, 2, 3, 43 Girl Scouts 1, 2, 3, 43 Pep Club 23 G. A. A. 3, 43 "The Dummy." VANNIE LEE SHAWGO Dramatics Club 43 Pep Club 2g Gun Club 23 Sportsman Club 33 Mixed Chorus 33 Transfer B. H. S. Bloomington, Illinois. BYRL ROBERTSON Pep Club 1, 2, 33 Projectionist 1, 2, 3, 43 Gun Club 23 Student Council 13 Air Plane Club 33 I. A. T. A. 3, 43 Mixed Chorus 33 Science Club 3. BARBARA L. SILVEY Pep Club 13 Library Club 1, 23 Red Cross Sewing 33 G. A. A. 1. DoR1s MAY ROTRAMELA Transfer: Ben Funk, Shirley, Illinois. J IM STEPHENS Class Vice President 23 Band 23 Dramatics Club 2, 33 Honor Society 23 Newspaper Staff 1, 23 Pep Club 23 Football 1, 2, 3, 43 Basketball 1, 2, 33 Track 1, 23 Thespians 43 I. A. T. A. 43 Coaching Club 3g Cheerleader 1, 23 N Club 43 Mixed Chorus 1, 23 "What a Life"3 "Smilin' Through"3 "Old Doc"3 "High WInd0W,'j Calendar Committee 43 Commence- ment Speaker. 3 gil ii, if 3 if N "Q5QfVf-vsswxiasfsem NANCY TAYLOR Dramatics Club 1, 25 Girl Scouts 2, 3, 45 Newspaper Staff 2, 3, 45 Pep Club 35 Red Cross Council 1. PERRY TROXEL, JR. Baseball 3, 45 I. A. T. A. 2, 3, 45 Athletic Club 25 Transfer: Carlock High School. GLORIA RUTH THOMAS Projectionist 1, 2, 3, 45 F. H. A. 45 Mixed Chorus 2, 3. DAVE KAY WARD Class President 25 Dramatics Club 25 Pep Club 25 Student Council 2, 35 Football 45 Basketball 1, 3, 45 Track 15 I. A. T. A. 3, 4, Pres5 Athletic Club 1, 25 Pep Committee 45 N. Club 4. MARY THOMPSON Band 1, 2, 3, 45 Orchestra 25 Dramatics Club 35 News- paper Staff 2, 35 Air Plane Club 25 G. A. A. 2, 3, 4, Pres. 45 Mixed Chorus 3, 45 Hi Tri Council 35 Science Club 1, 45 Commencement, Cornet Quartet. - Reverie Staff 3, 45 Dramatics Club 3, 45 V. Pres5 onor Society 1, 2, 3, 45 Newspaper Staff 3, 45 Pep Club 25 Red Cross Council 25 Gun Club 25 Football 5 Basketball 1, 25 Baseball 2, 35 Thespians 3, 45 . A. T. A. 3, 45 Athletic Club 15 Color Guard 15 "Ramshackle Inn" "Everything Nice" "Sister Sue" he Last Curtain"5 Commencement Speaker. C E EIICHARD WARNER USSELL THOMPSON I. A. T. A. 45 Transfer: Blewett High School, St. Louis, Missouri. MAXINE WIESE Student Council 45 Science Club 1, 2. MARY ANN THORPE Reverie Staff 45 Band 1, 2, 3, 45 Orchestra 1, 25 Dra- matics Club 1, 2, 3, 45 Honor Society 2, 3, 45 Girl Scouts 1, 2, 3, 45 Newspaper Staff 45 Pep Club 1, 2, 3, 45 Stu- dent Council 45 Thespians 1, 2, 3, 45 Color Guard 35 Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 45 "Every Family Has One" "Double Exposure" "Smilin' Through" "The Mad Hattersn "Old Doc" "The Doctor Has A Daughter" "The Last Curtain." JOHN WILSON Sportsman 25 F. F. A. 3, 45 Transfer: Ellsworth Hizh School. Q A M K Y Sv Q A 9 S f -, ,,X .. K Q f . wiv. 2 X3 . ,fl Y 5.5355 L 439115: Q ax 'fY..7'f1sF . .5 3: Y f Elf .in H. X H X K G 1. 4 5 Q. - 1 1 1, K1 ifxgma ! f QF bf Ei sf 5 jg agp 'N'-5 A L ,. , - ' A 'S Q 8 Q 1 A E Q s S dl X x sw X X 'Q SENIUR PRIEIFHEEII i Ego V-MWF ' FWF Xf X J , , in 'N 75: Hr, ful' X Zrlyjff' ffv rx I WM! 'q .XXX V ,,. XAQQMII . ' ' , ,X U lf I l - f I M IX f 1 - Lois K 555 Let's turn the pages of history To nineteen hundred and seventy-three. Twenty-six years have come to pass Since we were the forty-seven class. You'll see we have scattered far and wide, But this to you I can confide. George Zook, the President of our nation, Has gone to Palm Springs on his vacation. Dave Culbertson is a doctor of great renowng Mabel Allen is married and lives out of town. Gene Archer is a professor in some school of lawg Pat Kimball is the best actress you ever saw. Byrl Robertson owns a ranch and lives in the west George Hinshaw is a magician, and one of the best. Barbara Lindsey does typing-she says it pays: To work for scenario writer George Mayes. Jean Burr is a social worker in much demandg Mary Lou Clesson plays in Fred Waring's band. Joanne Rich gives her recipes over the airg Eva Bigger is a beautician, for ladies so fair. Joan Hinkle is a violinist in the New York Symphony Marilyn Mays is a bookkeeper for Mark Tiffany. Alice Winsett, a lady physician is sheg Nancy Taylor her assistant is slated to be. Frances Wood entered matrimony as did Vannie Shawgog Barbara Silvey is a private secretary, we know. Jane Hinshaw, designer of all our best frocks, Will sail for the Orient when the next ship docks. Keith Irons is a star pitcher in the National Leagueg Jean Dodgson some millionaire did intrigue. Lois McKinney as a great artist won fameg Walter Fowler is in Africa to hunt wild game. Bill Craig has gone on his trip to the moong And Doris Jean Price is leaving quite soon. Herbert Lusher, the Olympic star, Has gone to Hollywood to see Hedy LaMarr. Dorothy Buth is a musician you can see at a glanceg She studied in Vienna and also in France. Lester Ioerger is still working for Uncle Samg Linda McCue is living in Amsterdam. Mary Ann Thorpe, star of both stage and screen, In every well known play is seen. Bernard Huffington is manager of a radio stationg Pete Troxel pilots planes across our great nation. Ella Mae Gaines is living in Quebec, Where Evelyn Schneider is teaching Home Ec. Slililllfllfi FHEIFEBEEY Marijayne Clemmons is a model we see Of fashionable frocks in gay Paree. Jack Gooding and his fifty piece band With Ruth Reddel as cornetist is touring the land. A lawyer in Chicago is Charles Cox, While Julius Miller is a dealer in stocks. And Charles Geshiwlm, a great diplomat, Is touring Europe with the aristocrat. Mary Laverne Francis, who just loves to cook, Has given up teaching to write a book. Bill Carter is an umpire in the American League, Gladys Lawhun in matrimony did succeed. Jim Stephens, a scientist, Dick Warner, the same, Explored the unknown and won themselves fame. Bob Pfeifer is an electrician according to Hoyle, John Wilson, a detective, all crooks did foil. Virginia Aldridge is a teacher of children so dear Russell Thompson is a rancher in Texas, we hear. Roger Jones is the new Governor of our state, Paul Bates, a seat in the Senate did rate. Delmar and Fred fthe last name Alsenel Are billed in the movies as a dancing team. Allan Allers IS a farmer -he loves the land, Waunita Klump took up nursing, we understand. Elzada's a soprano on the Bing Crosby showg And Byron's a financier rolling in dough. Gloria Thomas is a projectionist in New Orleans, Jo Anne Griffin just travels-or so it seems. Lena Mae Durst and Doris Rotramel In their teaching professions are doing well. Jack Pickering struck oil out California way, There he lives with his sons and wife Laura Mae. Maxine Wiese is the wife of a judge to beg Gene Miller is a sailor of the deep blue sea. Kay Ward, M. D., a cure for cancer perfected, Mary Thompson to Congress was elected. Harley McClure is manager of a five and dime store, Roger Hougham fell heir to a million or more. Virginia Musick is a reporter for the Pantagraphg Betty Golden is also on the staff. Dorothy Schad, who has great charm, Is now a receptionist at the State Farm. Marilyn Block, an author we must confessg Her latest book's just off the press. Now you have heard of our accomplishments great, The rest of our lives will be up to fate. MW mm X Y Milli!! QS' X , N 3, .A"..1- My T, VER I . Viffgpg , t ' . ' .tg L4 ff 5 . iff ff V ,Ul f H' Nl i t 1 7 ,N I, it , X C ui, NM' M.. af' W my .,,. A .. V - J L23g,.i?QSgQ?,.:W.., k A-Q SU 'S' :jf SEIIEIEHEE lillSiilElli'.l? On September 3, 1946, seventy-five grown-up seniors rushed importantly into Normal Community High School, impatient and perhaps a little sorry, too, to begin the last year of their high school career. After renewing acquaintances with our friends and teachers, our first move was to hold a class meeting and elect officers. Emerging victoriously were George Zook as president, George Hinshaw, vice-presi- dent, and Keith Irons, secretary-treasurer. Our class sponsor was Mr. Masters. Miss Forsythe, Miss Brown, Mr. Middleton, and Mr. Miller assisted him. After class elections and opening day assignments, we jumped right into numer- ous activities without even a moment's hesitation. Members of our class were active in band, chorus, athletics and "N" club, F. F. A., F. H. A., I. A. T. A., Science Club, Dramatics and National Thespians, Reverie and Inlcspot staffs, Student Coun- cil, and National Honor Society. A stunt night was held to start the Homecoming festivities. Each class entered an original skit. Mary Jane Hinshaw, and Lois McKinney wrote a phantasy in rhyme, and the seniors came out victorious, winning first place and gaining possession of the Stunt Night trophy for a year. This year it was our turn to sponsor the Home- coming Dance. Working hard at the beginning of the year by selling candy, ice cream, and soft drinks at the football games, we finally obtained enough money to finance the dance. Joan Hinkle was crowned queen. Since we had an over-abundance of money in our treasury as a result of the Home- coming dance, we decided to have an informal senior banquet. The event was held May 9, at the Rogers Hotel. This year we tried something different in the way of commencement. We gave the entire commencement program ourselves. Instead of having the traditional guest speaker, six speakers were chosen from the senior class. Musical selections between the speeches featured only members of the graduating class. And now we have come to the days of parting-the end of our high school ca- reer. In our minds are memories of the friends we have made and of the happy days we have spent in the classroom, at athletic events, at parties, and of everything we have participated in at N. C. H. S. Each of us will follow his own way and try to be a credit to those who have guided us through our four years of high school ac- tivities. To our Alma Mater, our friends, and our teachers, we say, "Good luck, and farewell." ' 11' 3 it FIRST Row LEFT T0 RIGHT: Mr. Legg, R. Rader, H. Beverage, R. Bigger, W. Rafferty, P. Cox, B. Ogden, Mr. Diveley. SECOND ROW: W. Byerly, B. Linden, H. Bauman, R. Sparks, E. Huffington, J. Cloyd, M. Olson, F. Chap- man, B. Fletcher, J. Schad, B. Biddle, E. Peyton, G. Miller, V. Cates, D. Bridgwater, D. Kirstein, M. Scar- berry. THIRD ROW: I. Kidd, W. Crouch, C. Wilcox, O. Ganaway, B. Thompson, B. Lesher, J. Buerkett, D. Britt, J. Hinkle, L. Siebert, J. McQueen, J. Lusher, C. Vannice, M. Dunn, B. Rich. JHNEUHS This year eighty-six of us returned as juniors, starting the year energetically as upperclassmen by electing as our leaders Bill Linden, president, Jane Callahan, vice-president, Marilyn Tate, sec- retary, and Lois Klump, reporter. Our able sponsors were Mr. Legg, Mr. Diveley, Miss Hoose, Mrs. Galbreath, and Miss Springer. Representatives on the Student Council were Margaret Brown, Varda Warren, Jean Ann Kewley, Louis Siebert, Bill Linden, and Milton Olson. In November we sponsored a very successful all school party, using as the theme a gypsy camp. In an effort to raise money for the Junior-Senior Prom, we sponsored a Stunt Night on the Thursday night before Homecoming. In collaboration with the "N" Club, we industriously sold candy and soft drinks at all our football and basketball games. The carnival was another project undertaken by us to increase our funds. The General Prom Committee was kept busy making preparation for "the bigger and better than ever before" Prom. Those serving on this committee were Dick Britt, Margaret Brown, Marvin Dunn, Marjorie Gates, Bill Linden, Jean Ochs, Melvin Scarberry, Marilyn Tate, Sally Veatch, Varda Warren, Cliff Wilcox, Jeannine White, and Lois Klump. We have also been well represented in the athletic department, the music department, the dra- matics department, the Inlcspot Staff, the Reverfie Staff, and the Honor Society. With the able as- sistance of two Juniors, the cheerleaders also did a commendable job. We now eagerly await the coming year when we shall return again as seniors. M Q . 1 2 I K .L I . X 1 - - gs,- . :fit . - .mg I E . FIRST Row, LEFT T0 RIGHT: Mrs. Galbreathg B. Andersong D. Alexanderg I. Warreng V. Warreng J. Ochsg H. Hastingsg M. S. Williams: A. Dalyg L. Cutterg J. Pickettg J. Pctersong Miss Hoose. SECOND Row: K. Beardg M. Carterg M. Browng S. Veatchg J. Manng B. Meiserg P. Christy B. Alseneg J. Whiteg Y. Hinshawg B. Clessong M. L. Wieseg D. Thoresong D. Wallerg Miss Springer. THIRD ROW: R. Hunterg J. A. Kewleyg C. Burtisg L. Hargisg R. Leary: J. Richg R. Hargisg M. Mearsg M. Tateg N. Shumakerg D. Marshg R. Weinheimerg M. Larking L. Klumpg A. Birkyg M. Gatesg P. Hottle. JHNEEHS Page Twenty-Ihlee I fiij ..-' - i ,I 8. Y' I i 5 i Q 3 s awww FIRST Row LEFT T0 RIGQHT: Mr. Sharp, R. Marsee, L. Schenkel, D. Ochs, H. Siegworth, C. Frisby, J. Williamson, F. Mullare, B. Sieveking, B. Moretz, N. Niepagen, L. Aldridge, Mr. Harris. SECOND ROW: O. Brown, J. Calvert, W. Kron, T. Inman, H. Hafer, J. Brown, R. Miller, E. Griffin, H. Anderson, R. Gehrt, R. Maloney, M. Gruelle, H. J. McElroy, R. Gaines, H. Hefner, D. Doerr. THIRD Row: J. Lehman, S. Teegarden, C. Kirchner, D. Kashner, G. Harper, J. Pickett, E. Burns, A. Ehlers, J. Stephens, B. Coleman, B. Floyd, D. Barr, J. Warren, Mr. Neuman. EUFHUMUHES On September 3, 1945, 113 supposedly green freshmen entered Normal Community High School. Leading them were Jean Plumb as president, Martha Jacobus, vice-president, and Alice Jayne Casebeer, secretary-treasurer. September 3, 1946, saw the return of ninety-seven sophomores, ready and willing to make life miserable for the incoming freshmen. Getting right down to business, we elected Ray Gehrt as our new president, Hewitt Hafer, vice-president, and Floyd McKinney, secretary- treasurer. When Floyd moved away, Patricia McBurney replaced him as secretary-treasurer. These officers, with the able help of our sponsors, Miss Bopp, Mr. Sharp, Mr. Neuman, Mr. Dotlich, and later Mr. Harris, led us through a successful year. Our more dramatic members displayed talent in the All-School Play, "The Doctor Has A Daughter." About half the cast was composed of sophomores. H, In athletics several of the boys made the Varsity in either football or basketball. All did a good job. It's easy to see that we have many future athletics in our class. We are proud to claim ten members of the Honor Society and five members of the Thespians. And what would the band and chorus do without our support? The sophomore class of 1946-47 has been a useful and happy bunch. We are all looking for- ward to next year when we shall return as juniors. X x 55 s s s Q A E Q 3 Q 2 1 33 Q FIRST Row: M. Boggs, B. Kopp, W. Hardesty, P. Guinnee. C. Moore, J. Galbreath, H. Richards, J. Messer, D. Deer- wester, L. Oertwig, S. Evans, J. Buth, J. Brodbeck, P. Eicher. SECOND Row: D. Liska, J. Britt, D. Schuler, B Parlier, D. Morrison, B. Stephens, A. Pagel, J. Plumb, A. Casebeer, N. Arends, D. Adams, D. Junk, E. Wiese, M. Jones, M. Stuart. THIRD Row: D. Hubbs, M. Kidd, B. Todd, G. Zehr, M. Foster, B. Foulk, J. Imig, M. Carter, M. Jacobus, P. McBurney, M. Lawson, E. Mitchell, J. Runge, B. Workman, L. Alexander, M. Horsley, Miss Bopp. SUPHUMHHES me 5 E5 . . ' A 1 ,tm i 'iii FIRST ROW LI-QFT TO RIGHT.: Mr. Kuster W. Frink, W. McElroy, K. Reeser, R. Evelsizer, A. Anderson, H. Scott, C. Black, G. Biddle, F. Patrick, Mr. Bishop. SECOND ROW: J. Erbe, S. Stark, J. Barr, M. Burdette, P. Heller, J. Draper, E- Smlth, D- McClure, B- Schmidt, R. Grahm, M. Niepagen. THIRD Row: D. Gwin, M. Powers, R. Lar- kin, B. McClellan. D. Hunter, O. Rash, J. Britt, D. Nenne, M. Bonny, B. Leary, B. Blunk, D. Smith, D. Fletcher. FOURTH Row: B. Dulany, B. Thorpe, B. Caldwell, B. G. Zink, D. Baker, B. Baylor, D. Shutt, C. Coon, D. Rynell. R. Crouch, H. Smith, C. Murphy, E. Baum, W. Denzer, H. Schultz. Flilliglilliilliliil In September of 1946, one hundred and three eager and ambitious freshmen received their first glimpse of Normal Community High School. After all had become acquainted, class elections were held. The victors were Ray Larkin, president, Sheldon Stark, vice-president, and Mina Mayes, secretary. Mr. Bishop assisted by Miss Donham, Miss Mathew, and Mr. Kuster became our sponsors. In football the following boys participated: Paul Heller, Bob Caldwell, John Draper, Harlan Smith, Bob Thorpe, Don Rynell, Clarence Coon, Wallace Denzer, and Winford McElroy. These boys have shown great possibilities for the future. In basketball we were represented on the junior varsity by Harlan Smith, and Clarence Coon. The musically inclined students of the freshman class who played in the band were Joyce Abbey, Norma Patton, Louise Raydon, Romaine Zehr, Bess Wilfong, Paul Heller, Bob Caldwell, Winford McElroy, Kenneth Reeser, Willis Frink,, Eldon Smith, Don Smith, Don Nenne, and Bob Thorpe. Ethelyn Rodgers represented the freshman class on the Pep committee. Shirley Gehrt, our only freshman representative. did a very good job as cheerleader this year. Some of our dramatically inclined people were Ruth Cates, Shirley Gehrt, Ethelyn Rodgers, Joyce Abbey, Marilyn Byerly, Carl Black, Ray Larkin, and Harlan Smith who were in the Fresh- man stunt. In the one act plays given in March were Joyce Abbey, Bob Caldwell, Bob Thorpe, Marilyn Byerly, and Mina Mayes. We now conclude this history of the freshman class as we turn our thoughts to next year when we will become sophomores. i gf .1 sf . '- ' E Q it Q S 3 f S E. E FIRST Row LEFT T0 RIGHT: A. Cope, J. Daley, M. Byerly, L. Hargis, E. Rodgers, J. A. Webb, J. Harris, M. Sieg, R. Leipold, L. Lawhun, J. Price, M. Sparks, B. Meiser. SECOND ROW: N. Patton, S. Gehrt, S. Rafferty, G. Wert, J. Abbey, M. Mayes, D. Parlier, E. Hodge, P. Blair, D. Kaufman, R. Swearingen, J. Anderson, D. Beard, Miss Mathew. THIRD ROW: Miss Donham, R. Cates, R. Kessinger, C. Cutter, M. Siebert, J. Stubblefield, I. Hubbs, N. Shirey, P. Kopp, B. Hargis, L. Haman, M. McGuire, C. Beal, M. Lanigan. FOURTH ROW: B. Buerkett, M. Golden, T. Fowler, L. Thomason, J. Robertson, J. Litherland, B. Rich, L. Raydon, M. Valentine, D. Harper, J. Peak, R. Zehr, B. Wilfong. FHESHMEN Y-.. 1 f ...Q elk .I R -. Mlm .? 4 N tw.-1 . 1 '5f?ff.iv - is Q5 if 7, .: .r ' . if It 4-is x L5 'E X .J- vi M , .. 3 . . S . Q in Q!! fxwslf f 1, 's HMG 5 TS ax 4 " lfhf Z, g NH L J' 1 f " W7 9 ff' Ist' x k HN j X X X , - Q fxxx',X'.n'd,f MQ ' ML 755 'ff 'NNW I 4,41 f ' , 1 L fl x YN . 'f I5f,', - - . ,. h P M f If ,I -V xgxf .X Z"l'xl'L'Zr A Xin X r' 4 J E X X ' Ag ,1 f i X NN XX ,f I CWI! I1 xxx X , f y 1 A X XJ A 1 X XX X XX X Ol X, EALENEAR fgha SEPTEMBER 3 SEPTEMBER 13 SEPTEMBER 24 SEPTEMBER 27 OCTOBER 11 OCTOBER 15 OCTOBER 17-18 OCTOBER 21 NOVEMBER 13 NOVEMBER 15 NOVEMBER 27-28 DECEMBER 18 DECEMBER 19 JANUARY 1 JANUARY 17 JANUARY 18 JANUARY 30 FEBRUARY 5 School opens. The place is overrun with pigmies. The freshmen get littler every year. First football game, lost. First all-school party-scavanger hunt, real band-more fun. F. F. A. "men" swim in watermelon juice and like it at annual water- melon feed. Band goes to Morris for night game. Hot time! End of first six weeks. "Hey, kids, I passed L" F. H. A. gives Future Farmers a party. Miss Forsythe receives pro- posal. QMock proposal, that is.J HOMECOMING--Rooty toot, rooty toot--seniors win first annual stunt show Csponsored by juniorsj with their happy little morons. Bon- fire rained out-big pep meeting in auditorium. Ironmen take victory from Trinity - Georgie hero. Homemade footballs convert gym to scene of big dance. Lots of alumns back. Lucky F. F. A. fellas with Mr. Kuster go to Kansas City for national convention. Open house - parents suffer routine for night. "The Doctor Has a Daughter" First all school play. "I'm dying Egypt, dying." as Dick plays Antony and Casey, Cleopatra. Thanksgiving vacation - Students suffer from to much food and sleep. Not long 'till Christmas. Winter Concert. Mr. Miller directs music department in wonderful concert. Contributions add up for new uniforms. Christmas party. Mistletoe, gift exchange, mistletoe. Whole two weeks' vacation--too bad Christmas doesn't come on Wednesday every year. Big holiday tournament. Normal plays perfect host for four team tourney by taking fourth place. Gridley wins. Big plans for same next year. End of semester-hour and a half exams in everything. Light bills go up as N. C. H. S. students do last minute cramming. Everyone survives. Thespians hold "Moonlight Masquerade." Everything turns romantic at winter formal. "Brains" initiated into National Honor Society. Student assembly a big success. "Ain't we got fun?" E4 -aakfm -fgfix RALRRRAR fe-bk FEBRUARY 7 FEBRUARY 8 FEBRUARY 12 FEBRUARY 14 FEBRUARY 19 MARCH 1 MARCH 5 MARCH 11 MARCH 14-15 MARCH 18 MARCH 19 MARCH 28 APRIL 4-14 APRIL 18 MAY 2 MAY 7 MAY 8 MAY 14 MAY 16 MAY 29 JUNE 1 JUNE 3-4 JUNE 6 Band freezes i- Mr. Miller forgets music at Anchor Corn Festival. Mr. Sharp to the rescue - yea! Student Council sponsors Barn Dance for school flag. Lots of fun- not a single broken bone. Alumni defeat "N" club in hilarious donkey basketball game. "N" club super-salesmanship fills gym to over flowing. Four seniors write Pepsi-Cola Scholarship exam. It's a good deal for the winner. "Made For Each Other" Jimmy Stewart and Carole Lombard star in major release. Field trip to U. of I. to see Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra" "I'm dying Egypt, dying" again. Flu rages-148 students absent-N. C. H. S. drops first game in regional at Lexington. F. H. A. gives banquet for parents. The band's at it again! Sponsors Ayres-Davis circus to raise money. Drama festival. Talent displayed in group of one act plays. Reverie staff presents assembly. Big Sales campaign started. Curious chemistry and physics students visit Museum of Science and Industry to find out all about it. Vacation. Long needed sleep. Fortitude gained for remainder of year. Juniors sponsor carnival. Freak shows, big door prizes highlight eve- ning. Thespian spring play. They should be on the stage. F. H. A. gives style show for mothers. Must be nice to be domestic. Thespian Senior-Honor Banquet. Senior actors and actresses honored. Eighth grade visiting day. Future freshmen view high school life. Some eager, some frightened. Juniors honor elders at prom. Romance, music, flowers fill the air. Ah! what a night for love. Oh, happy day. Seniors check out. Music department gets hungry so has picnic. Baccalaureate. Seniors view future with soberness as they listen to words of inspiration. Final exams-need I say more? ! Commencement. Seniors step out into wide, wide world looking for success and happiness. Farewell N. C. H. S. giibsf 1 2 I 5 1' ' ll? 2 1.1 ,. , 'J .. A -' 'f of M-m.,,,,.,, SI-:ATED LEFT T0 RIGHT: M. Carter, treasurer, M. Tate, secretary, L. McKinney, president, D Warner vice-presi- dent, Miss Hoose, sponsor. FIRST ROW: B. Anderson, M. Byerly, J. Daley, P. Guinee, C. Moore, J. Galbreath, L Oertwig, I. B. Warren, V. B. Warren, L. Hargis, E. Rogers, S. Gehrt, J. Ochs, S. Williams J Britt D. Schuler M. Mays, D. Parlier, E. Hodge, B. Parlier, J. Peterson, D. Morrison, R. Cates, J. Abbey, M Clemmons Y Hin- shaw. SECOND ROW: M. J. Hinshaw, S. Veatch, D. Adams, N. Arends, A. J. Casebeer, J. Plumb, J. White, M. Brown M. Jones, M. E. Stuart, M. Foster, M. L. Francis, M. A. Thorpe, W. Klump, M. Jacobus, P. McBurney, A. Birkey L. Klump, M. Larkin, L. Hargis, B. Buerkett, J. Stubblefield, B. Workman, V. Aldridge. THIRD Row: J. Draper P. Heller, B. Caldwell, J. Mann, B. Todd, G. Zehr, C. Burtis, J. A. Kewley, J. Rich, B. Rich, L. Thompson, J. Lither land, L. Alexander, M. Mears, B. Thorpe, B. Mullare, V. Cates. FOURTH ROW: J. Warren, M. Gruelle, J. Schad R. Hougham, D. Britt, J. Stephens, C. Cox, P. Bates, D. Culbertson, M. Dunn, H. Lusher, G. Zook, K. Irons, G Miller, M. Maloney, H. J. McElroy, D. Ochs. FLAYHUHSE ERAMMEES EGM Page Thfrfy-fwo M-,pun-N. SEATED: left to right, M. Brown, clerk, S. Williams, secretary: L. McKinney, president: M. Thorpe, vice-presi- dent, D. Britt, treasurer. FIRST Row: Miss Hoose, sponsor, M. Clemmons, J. White, S. Veatch, C. Burtis, M. Tate, M. Jacobus, A. J. Casebeer, N. Arends, M. Carter, J. Ochs. SECOND Row: J. Schad, M. Maloney, J. Stephens, M. Dunn, P. Bates, G. Miller, D. Warner, D. Ochs. NATEUNAL THESPKAN liilffllillillii SIQQIIQBEW The people who directed us through the past year were Lois McKinney, presidentg Mary Ann Thorpe, vice-president, Sue Williams, secretary, Dick Britt, treasurer, Margaret Brown, clerk: and Miss Colene Hoose, sponsor. Our first big step was to present the Annual Moon-light Mas- querade Ball. We entered a one-act play in the sectional speech contest, and were very proud and happy to walk away with third place. We also sponsored the spring play. Another of our under- takings was to publish a Thespian News-Letter to the alumni of our society. We held initiation of the new members and installation of new officers at the end of the school term. With this we had our banquet and ended another very successfu year of our National Thes 'an Honor Societykff Q I ff r, Af K0 'Z fff 2' is f f fiflljpjfff I I f f f ,r ff! ,if .QC Mr fff Mf ,lf , ,ff ' f if 17 l- f' ff , gf ff WY 'ff f.,f,f" ff ff ' ff rf: . ff' . , If '. ff fl ,qi . ff VA ff 1 X fp J' K . K ,ffrf ' .f' f 5 ' ' in r ' f' f nf! wffv - . , ' ff ff' ,ff 1 ff ff gf is lf or ri .fr , ,Q , ,J fy, ,uf f, ,fe H i Cl' ifffyyff N' fired . ., , if is - as ., zAm,3 .,.AA . . f m , - wi: A , ef:-1. 55'-' I k 5 Q .. X 'M , .f i Li.. ,gk -ix 44 -,xii- ' .2 2232 " 9 HEFSPQIE HHETHH HAS A If-Miiifliifii'-'?i'JFEPl'1?i" TOMMY BXLLINGS ...... D000 ......................... CLEOTA ............... Mas. BxLL1Ncs .......... "Doc" BXLLINGS .......... FLORA LEE BILLINGS CHUCK HALL ........... . LULU THAXTER ....... DAVID TORRENCE ...... CASSANDRA THORN .... En SMITH ....... ........ . . MR. CODDLE .,.. Page Thiriy-four Cast of Characters Alice Jayne Casebeer Donna Adams Carman Burtis Martha Jacobus Marvin Dunn Mary Ann Thorpe Dick Ochs Jeannine White Gene Miller Patricia McBurney Paul Bates Mick Maloney gh - 55.51, 9+ Q X E Lf L Mila f f' if 3 .M R' R. 4. 'U- -'W33 ii Page Thirfy-six MAENEFZEISISET U SESSE N Dramatized by Frank Vreeland Produced by Troupe 613, National Thespian Dramatic Honor Society May 2, 1947 Directed by Colene Hoose Cast of Characters MARTHA, a housekeeper .................................... ......... . .... NANCY ASHFORD, a friend of the Hudsons ....... HELEN HUDSON, wife of Dr. Hudson ................ DR. MALCOM PYLE, colleague of Dr. Hudson ....... MONTY BRENT, cousin of Helen Hudson ........ JOYCE HUDSON: daughter of Dr. Hudson ....... BOBBY MERRICK, a friend of Joyce ....................... DR. WAYNE HUDSON, eminent brain surgeon ...... PERRY, gardener ...................................................... MRS. WICKES, an acquaintance of Dr. Hudson ...... JACK DAWSON, a friend of Bobby ...................... MARION DAWSON, wife of Jack ..... ,... .................. Margaret Brown Marilyn Tate Mary Ann Thorpe Charles Cox .. Roger Hougham Lois McKinney Jim Stephens Paul Bates Dick Britt .. Waunita Klump Dick Warner Dorothy Buth as N uw -'sw r, ' 5 ww Q. 7 V , K . M., xs . A X. K 3 A V askin? N E wks XR 0 . . at ii .. QA N Q., 1 h' ' gfrei- ' N vwfii " 5- .j. gg W , FEI . K V , 'X " ' W Kgfirff S X -V Q. . k W K. A f .mf Q L 1, -ii,g , 5l211 Wg?-"" - fi , ' 3 . . M CLARINETS: J. Gooding, M. Thorpe, D. Marsh, M. Block, J. McQueen, I. Warren, L. McCue, M. Lawson, E. Mit- chell, J. Galbreath, J. Imig, M. Foster, B. Wilfong, R. Zehr, N. Patton. FLUTES: B. Clesson, J. Abbey. STRING BASS: P. Bates. BASS HoRNS: M. Scarberry, J. Cloyd. SAXAPHONES: C. Cox, J. Buth, K. Reeser, L. Raydon, D. Deerwester, L. Alexander, D. Smith. BASS CLARINET: M. Clesson. FRENCH HORN: D. Nenne. TROMBONE: B. Sieve- king. BARITONES: B. Thorpe, H. Hafer, W. Frink. CORNETS: D. Buth, J. Hinkle, R. Reddle, M. Thompson, C. Wilcox, P. Heller, R. Bigger, W. Byerly, B. Caldwell, M. Carter, J. Lusher, E. Smith. DRUMS: C. Geshiwlm, M. Gruelle, D. Bradbury, L. Hargis, W. McElroy. DIRECTOR: Mr. Miller. Alillil Every member of the music department will remember the school year of 1946-47. Who can forget our first out-of-town trip since the war when Cox just barely arrived in Morris as the band was starting onto the field for its half-time performance! Embarrassing moments include the time the collection plate went past all of us at the Thanksgiving service and the time Mr. Miller said to a strange man, "Are you from the circus ?" Embarrassed also were we when we blew into Anchor on the breath of a cold north wind, and later in the evening Mr. Sharp blew in on the same wind bringing the music we had forgotten. The Anchor people really appreciated us and Jack, who just couldn't stop. The department for this year will never be forgotten because we did everything possible to make a dollar for our band uniforms which we finally got. Performances for this year: Band: P. T. A., assembly program, winter and spring concerts, the circus, Anchor, Commence- ment, and all basketball games. Chorus: Union Thanksgiving Day Services, the winter and Spring concerts, and Baccalaureate. Girls' Ensemble: Radio, Masonic Temple, and P. T. A. Programs. Swing Band: Farm Bureau and assembly programs. FIRST Row LEFT T0 RIGHT: V. Warren, I. Warren, L. Oertwig, H. Hastings, J. Galbreath, Y. Hinshaw, D. Adams, N. Arends, M. Stuart, M. Jones, M. Jacobus, L. Thomason, J. Hinkle, B. Burkett, R. Weinheimer, J. Plumb, M. S. Williams, J. Ochs, A. Cope. SECOND Row: Mr. Miller, P. Guinee, J. Daley, M. Byerly, E. Rodgers. J. Brodbeck, S. Gehrt, R. Cates, M. Clemmons, J. Buth, B. Todd, A. Casebeer, J. Litherland, P. Kopp, P. Blair E. Wiese, C. Cutter, J. White, J. Mann, M. Carter, R. Swearingen. THIRD Row: J. Britt, M. Foster, M. Lawson, J. Imig, R. Reddel, M. Thompson, M. Thorpe, D. Buth, J. Runge, M. Carter, L. McKinney, E. Zehr, M. Block, L. Miller, P. McBurney, G. Zehr, D. McGuire, J. Robertson, B. Hargis, S. Veatch, J. Peterson, L. Harman, L Lawhun. FOURTH Row: D. Schuler, K. Beard, B. Meiser, N. Schumaker,'R. Hargis, E. Mitchell, B. Foulk, M. Olson, J. Warren, J. Gooding, A. Ehlers, C. Cox, P. Bates, K. Irons, J. McQueen, C. Geshiwlm, B. Coleman, D. Baylor, D. Kashner, W. Krone, D. Doerr, H. Anderson, B. Caldwell. Pianist: J. Kewley. Eliiiillillg Page Thiriy-nine , Q 84: :Q I Mfg -11 H iv M E wi L Ag fx: , : A. P 8 I :fx JL., 'LMS ,1 M ZQ- E if A Yi' 592, , 2 'K " AY X ffxis' :iQ 11 'Z , 1 4 is L. LQ Q5 , . A - 'W ,sf aw aw S: 3 X . ,, ,gf 24 42 My we Aw xv' H. js. Q wi 1'- 'S-1: . L N ,Q f i, S j,,.r 5:3 WZ? fp ,ff a ' , FAA ffl WWW M f' N' NU' A ., .f , i 1 . QW ,fy QW C ffVj,,,fff Mia, M12 J I Gi ' Q W7 W ff! MQW' 223 X ffflffj f'!jJ jj! M xl Wy K M!-J W WMM! X7 f ,af x 5 ff 3' Qfitl K 'V -fm . fy ' 'A A, ly : f Y J Y , A f w A K V . ,Ag Q ' X X ag' Rx t ar X X XX 1'-i mmm., XX M4 I CG, ETWETZES FIRST Row SEATED LEFT T0 RIGHT: G. Zook, C. Geshiwlm, B. Linden, A. Allers, M. Brown, LI. A. Kewley, Mr. Diveley. SECOND Row: C. Moore, J. Galbreath, S. Gehrt, V. B. Warren, E. Schneider, M. Wiese, C. Beal. THIRD Row: E. Wiese, D. Adams, M. A. Thorpe, W. Klump, P. McBurney, E. Zehr, J. Robertson. FOURTH Row: M. Olson, R. Pfeifer, R. Larkin, D. Alsene, G. Mayes, R. Jones. FIFTH Row: R. Gehrt, W. Kron, H. Smith, L. Siebert, C. Sl'lllliIEllli? EEEKHEZL The 1946-47 Council under the leadership of Allan Allers has had a busy, interesting year. Among its various projects were these high lights: The Torch, with Chuck Geshiwlm as editor, Don Rynell and Delmar Hunter helped the school's safety program, Donna Adams led the Danc- ing Committee, the Council helped raise part of the money for the new school flag, several parties were sponsored by the Council, our corridors have shown a big improvement since the Noon Hour Committee with Charles Cox as chairman, Louis Siebert's Lost and Found Department returned many valued articles, all organizations were issued charters, the Calendar Committee grew into a really functioning body, all art work was handled by Varda Belle Warren's Art Com- mittee. Cox, P. Bates, B. Zehr, This year the N. C. H. S. Council became a member of the Illinois Association of Student Councils. In order that the new president for 1947-48 might attend the State Meeting, an elec- P 9 F0"Y""' tion was held in March at which Louis Siebert was elected. The State Convention was held at the Hotel Sherman in Chicago this year. Delegates attending for the Council were Allen Allers, Louis Siebert, Paul Bates and Mr. Diveley. Paul represented us on one of the convention panels. FRONT Row: Left to Right, I. Warren, E. Schneider, J. Buth, J. Hinshaw, J. Peterson, M. Carter, N. Arends, J. Plumb, B. Clesson, S. Veatch, A. Winsett. SECOND Row: M. Gates, E. Weise, D. Buth, W. Klump, M. Brown, M. Francis, M. Thorpe, L. McKinney, A. Birky, L. Klump, M. Jacobus, Miss Donham. THIRD Row: Miss Bopp, P. McBurney, M. Larkin, L. Hargis, V. Aldrich, J. Hinkle, B. Workman, M. Tate, V. Musick, M. Block, J. Runge, H. Hafer, F. Chapman. LAST Row: Mr. Legg, Mr. Masters, A. Allers, M. Scarberry, J. Stephens. C. Geshiwlm, L. Siebert, C. Cox, P. Bates, D. Warner, B. Zehr, Mr. Bishop, Mr. Chiddix. iiikiillillifliiij iilllilliilliliii SUEEETY The Senior Honor Society for juniors and seniors has fifteen members, while the Junior So- ciety for freshmen and sophomores is composed of twenty-five members. Twice a year outstanding students are elected by the faculty on the basis of leadership, scholarship, service, and character. Election into the Junior Society does not, however, insure election into the Senior Society. The officers chosen for the past year were Byron Zehr, President, Waunita Klump, Vice- president and Student Council Representative, Evelyn Schneider, Secretaryg Many Ann Thorpe, Treasurer. The N. C. H. S. Chapter of Honor Society has two yearly social events. Near the end of the first semester we entertain all members of the Honor Society and new initiates at an in- formal partyg then in the spring we have a joint banquet with the University High School stu- dents. This year we'were their guest and we enjoyed their hospitality. SXQEENEE BLUE 'X A Y E K i fu . E. 1 rzuiciuiu Q ' , f 5 x -M ig Q 5 A. S .3 3 - SEATED LEFT T0 RIGHT: Mr. Legg, Mr. Chiddix, P. MeBurney, B. Lesher, R. Hougham, J. Pickering, L. Siebert Mr. Diveley. First Row: J. Brodbeck, J. Buth, D. Deerwester, L. Oertwig, V. Warren, P. Eicher, J. Peterson A. Daly, D. Morrison, E. Wiese, B. Hargis, P. Blair, M. E. Stuart, M. Larkin, M. Jacobus, M. A. Jones, D. Schad SECOND ROW: J. Galbreath, P. Heller, B. Sieveking, L. Aldridge, S. Stark, R. Evelsizer, A. Anderson, J. Barr, H Beverage, B. Gaines, R. Leary, B. Bauman, D. Nenne, H. Hafer, E. Bigger, B. Foulk, M. Foster. THIRD Row: P Guinee, M. E. Thompson, L. M. Miller, J. Runge, M. E. Lawson, R. Zehr, J. Hinkle, L. Raydon, M. Gruelle B W. McElroy, W. Frink, R. Gehrt, W. Byerly, B. Linden, C. Wilcox, D. Britt, J. Lusher,. J. McQueen, A. Ehlers C. Cox, D. Kashner, D. Baylor, D. Alsene, B. Caldwell, B. Fletcher, R. Rader, D. Doerr. SEEENEE EMR Page Forty hve Ogden, J. Miller, B. Dulany, J. Schad, B. G. Zink, H. Anderson, W. Kron, B. Biddle, H. J McElroy FOURTH Row? v r ! ,g E- I K 1 1:- . g 5. L 5 I. . S . gg 5 it fs ig Q Q Q Ll ' 1 FIRST Row LEFT T0 RIGHT: J. Stubblefield, Miss Forsythe, sponsor, J. Robertson, treasurer, J. Galbreath, secretary, M. L. Francis, president, N. Shumaker, vice president: M. Jones, reporterg M. Horsely, parllamentariang B Foulk D. Deerwester, D. Hubbs. SECOND Row: J. Price, M. E. Sparks, R. Leipold, D. Alexander, M. A. Boggs, J. Messer H. Richards, A. Cope, W. Hardesty, S. Evans, S. Rafferty, J. A. Webb, R. Swearingen, H. Hastings, J. Anderson THIRD Row: D. Waller, D. Adams, D. Liska, M. L. Wiese, B. Stephens, R. Kessinger, D. Kaufman, D. Beard B. Alsene, B. Meiser, P. Chirst, M. Lanigan, A. Pagel, L. M. Miller, L. McCue, M. Allen, C. Cutter, P. Eicher, E Schneider, L. Cutter. FOURTH ROW: T. Fowler, J. Peak, J. A. Griffin, J. Hinkle, R. Weinheimer, R. Hunter, R' L . . eary, J. Imig, M. E. Lawson, G. Zehr, M. Kidd, M. Golden, J. Litherland, D. Harper, M. Valentine, I. Hubbs, M. Siebert, G. Thomas, B. Rich. FUTURE HHMEMAKEHS UF AMEEEEEA mote the appreciation of the joys and satisfactions of homemaking and to further an interest in home economics. The members of this organization are required to be enrolled in a home eco- nomics course or to have completed one year of high school home economics training. Some of the outstanding activities during the year have included a candle light initiation cere- mony, a trip to Farm and Home Week at Champaign, preparation and service of a dinner honoring the girls' parents, and a tea and style show for the public. The F. H. A. also co-operated with the F. F. A. in giving the February P. T. A. program and the two groups had exchange parties. A number of girls took part in discussion groups at the Sectional Rally and also had charge of recreation for members of chapters from McLean, Wood- ford, and Livingston Counties. One member from the Chapter will be sent to the leadership train- ing camp at East Bay in August. g X5 igqglkim wf .WMM wwwwme FIRST ROW. Left to Right: C. Black, K. Reeser, Mr. Kuster, Sponsor, J. Miller, vice president, G. Hinshaw, pres- ident, A. Allers, secretary, B. Zehr, reporter, J. Pickering, treasurer, R. Graham, M. Niepagen. SECOND Row: H. Beverage, R. Bigger, R. Moretz, D. Smith, H. Siegworth, H. Schultz, D. McClure, E. Smith, N. Niepagen, M. Burdette. THIRD ROW: R. Miller, O. Brown, M. Olson, R. McClellan, M. Powers, M. Scarberry, W. Denzer, R. Rader, W. Rafferty, S. Teegarden, J. Brown, J. Williamson. FOURTH ROW: R. Larkin, R. Sparks, G. Harper, B. Thompson, J. Pickett, E. Burns, P. Bates, J. Wilson, D. Alsene, J. Calvert, B. Pfeifer, C. Murphy, D. Gwin. RRRRRR RRRMRRR RR ARIRRIIRR The Future Farmers of America is a national organization of students interested in vocational education in agriculture. The purpose is to strengthen the confidence of the farm boy in himself and his work, to develop usual leadership and to create an interest in farming as an occupation. The organization has four grades of membership, based upon achievement. The grades are: first, Green Hands, second, Future Farmers, third, State Farmersg fourth, American Farmers. Not more than three per-cent of the boys in the state studying agriculture may achieve the third degree, and only those who have received it may achieve the American Farmer degree. We are proud of the fact that Paul Bates and Robert Gillis have received the State Farmers degree. Robert Gillis received the American Farmers degree. Four of our officers attended the National F. F. A. convention at Kansas City last fall. The officers attending were George Hinshaw, Julius Miller, Allan Allers, and Melvin Scarberryq It was a colorful affair with more than 9,000 boys attending the convention from every state in the Union and also from Hawaii and Puerto Rico. 5.A.ii'.A SEATED LEFT T0 RIGI-IT: G. Zook, G. Mayes, K. Ward, D. Warner, L. Siebert, R. Jones. FIRST Row: M Olson J. Cloyd, C. Murphy, J. Miller,-A. Anderson, E. Miller, H. Hefner. SECOND ROW: D. Rynell, D. Bridgwater,' B Craig, W. Fowler, E. Griffin, E. Huffington, L. Schenkel, G. Biddle. THIRD Row: M. Bonny, B. Robertson, R: Hougham, B. Archer, P. Troxel, W. Crouch, D. Alsene, B. Ogden, J. Barr. FOURTH Row: Mr. Middleton J Picker- ing, O. Gannaway, F. Alsene, D. Britt, J. Stephens, B. Rich, K. Irons, H. McClure, I. Kidd, M. Scarberry, lVIr. Sharp. ESHIIQIIDISTHKAIL ARTS THAEE AEAEEMY The Industrial Arts and Trades Academy got off to a good start at their first meeting by electing officers. Kay Ward did a very capable job of presiding over the club for the year. Dick Warner was vice-president, Roger Jones, secretary, and George Mayes, treasurer. Soon after the election of officers, the first initiation was held to procure new members. The "Industrial- ists" carried on many activities during the year, which included steak fries, a basketball tourna- ment, building projects, speakers, and contests against other schools. At one of the night meetings, Mr. Davidson gave a very interesting speech and demonstrations on toys. His demonstration con- sisted of many educational scale building models, cars, and motors. Everyone enjoyed this very much. His group of equipment came from Nuremberg, Germany. Afterwards, the "Industrialists" played a basketball game with Bloomington High School's Craftsmen Club. The "Industrialists" won 45 to 18. The Industrial Arts boys can be recognized by the black and white "I" which they wear so proudly on the shoulder of their sweaters. The executive board is very proud of its members, and we hope that next year will be another successful year for the I. A. T. A. Q51 f N r FIRST Row, LEFT TO RIGHT: W. McElroy, K. Reeser, D. Ochs, H. Scott, W. Frink. SECOND Row: M. E. Stuart, E Wiese, R. Blunk, H. Anderson, J. Barr, E. Smith, R. Marsee, W. Hardesty, M. A. Boggs, B. Kopp, Mr. Bishop THIRD Row: B. Ogden, B. Bauman, D. Smith, V. Musick, P. Kimball, P. McBurney, G. Thomas, J. Burr, P. Christ J. Calvert, B. Sieveking, G. Biddle. FOURTH Row: E. Miller, J. Gooding, W. Kron, I. Kidd, D. Alsene, J. Ijusher D. Barr, D. Shutt, F. Alsene, B. Robertson, B. Dulaney, R. Maloney. FHUJEETEQNESTE LE HARY LEFT T0 RIGHT! B. Buerkett, V. 5 Aldridge, L. Durst, R. Hunter, M. Valentine, P. Kopp. EIEJMMEEZREE EQIEPARTMEEHIT ER Q3 ANA Q 'R .- . .4 .1 'Nu N35 mwM . he fik ,S i. HEALTH FIRST Row, LEFT T0 RIGHT: Mr. Legg, Mr. Kuster, Miss Murray, Miss Forsythe, Miss Hoose, Mr. Chiddix. SECOND ROW: Mr. Starke, Mr. Neuman, Mr. Dotlich, Mr. Dive- ley, Mr. Caton, Mr. Hill, Mr. Heim. ASSEMBLY SEATED LEFT .To RIGI-IT: M. S. Williams, W. Byerly, W. Klump, B. Zehr, A. J. Case- beer, H. Smith, K. Irons. STANDING: Miss Springer, Mr. Legg, Miss Forsythe, Mr. Sharp, Miss Hoose, Mr. Miller fNot in picturej. EIQUEATEHN WEEK SEATED LEFT TO RIGI-IT: Mrs. Galbreath, Mr. Caton, Mr. Middleton, P. McBurney, Miss Forsythe, Miss Brown. STANDING:C. Geshi- wlm, P. Bates, Mr. Miller fNot in picturej. ff Z . 52? . an iv- 'ls' - . . Q Q YQ' 'QQ 'K 4NfL.1 Q FT -if' l Bl 5 FIRST Row, LEFT T0 RIGHT! J. Galbreath, V. B. Warren, Student Council Representative: ,E. Wiese, Secretary- Treasurerg M. Thompson, Presidentg J. Burr, Vice-Presidentg M. Jones, Miss Hoose, Sponsor. SECOND Row: M. Foster, J. Imig, E. Mitchell, V. Aldridge, J. Rich, M. Mears, M. E. Stuart, P. McBurney, M. Jacobus. EEHLS' ATHLETEE ASSEEEATE N LEFT T0 RIGHT: J. Ochs, S. Williams, M. J. Hinshaw, L. McKinney, M. A. Jones, S. Gehrt. 14 Q 'Q m fn 2 1 2. m awww ,S ,,, 4 X .Q ,M 'WK WW an' . N l we S ww YEWAQ , ' t , M ' Q94 .4 5 I Q43 ' .4 ,, he lax 4 Qxf4fQ G 'KAzq7f ' Aw! MQQMRWN f W i"""' XQf3S 5 'SY Z' 3 mls kip? X QU, IWW' EFQHTE 53? iw X R . K LQ. 'S ' ., 'ix 9' . ' if . i M ' EW. 2' -5 ,H t - xg ., -HWEQM - .M , 'I A X A pw 5 W V . 52, R, K W I Lf Q .1 S5-53:35 N' YPQLQSQ wiv h Q.-inc. ' X 15 9 52. FK ,,. Xm xx . ye- X VY' N """wf f ii? X -J rr' F , ,cj FIRST ROW : D. Bridgwater, R. Gehrt, B. Zehr, C. Cox, Secretary-treasurer, G. Hinshaw, Vice-President, C. Geshiwlm, Presidentg K. Irons, W. Byerly, B. Linden, F. Chapman. SECOND ROW: Mr. R. Neuman, D. Britt, J. Stephens, A. Allers, L. Seibert, G. Mayes, H. McClure, Mr. L. Legg, Mr. E. Dotlich. THIRD ROW: T. Inman, B. Thompson, P. Bates, R. Jones, K. Ward, J. Schad, B. Archer, Merle Simpson fabsent when picture was madej. "Nl" ELEM The "N" Club of Normal Community High School has enjoyed its second year of activity since its organization in November of 1945. The members holding office for the year are Chuck Geshiwlm, presidentg George Hinshaw, vice president, and Charles Cox, secretary-treasurer. Mr. Dotlich, Mr. Legg, and Mr. Neuman acted as the club's sponsors. To become a member in the organization one must be a student of N. C. H. S. who has earned one or more varsity letters. Managers are required to earn two letters in service. The organization was very active this year. They sold refreshments at basketball games and sponsored a Donkey Basketball game and an interclass basketball tournament. Proceeds from these events were used to buy football equipment and to sponsor a trip to see a major league baseball game in St. Louis. The purpose of the "N" Club is to foster athletics and to promote greater appreciation foi the letter awards of N. C. H. S. X. 2. 5 4 -s J. . ff 'axis 1? ... an A A A ,..,, A , ,,,,..ii..if FRONT Row, LEFT TO RIGHT: H. Hafer, R. Maloney, J. Draper, D. Ochs, H. Fletcher, R. Crouch, B. Thorpe, H. J McElroy. SECOND Row: F. Chapman, Manager, B. Caldwell, A. Ehlers, H. Smith, D. Rynell, R. Gwin, W. Denzer, W. McElroy, G. Biddle, P. Heller, A. Anderson, T. Inman, Manager. THIRD ROW: R. Jones, H. Lusher, G. Zook, K. Irons, C. Geshiwlm, Capt., B. Zehr, B. Linden, J. McQueen, R. Hougham. FOURTH Row: Coach Dotlich, P. Chamnes, R. Cehrt, L. Siebert, D. Britt, J. Stephens, P. Bates, W. Byerly, J. Schad, 'Mr. Neuman. FIFTH ROW. M. Dunn, J. Hinkle, D. Bridgwater, K. Ward, G. Hinshaw, C. Wilcox, B. Biddle, B. Thompson, M. Olson. FUIEJT ALL When the 1946 football season rolled around, the prospects weren't so bright, for most of the boys were green. As it turned out, we ran up against some very tough teams, including High's undefeated eleven. The season wasn't a very good one, but there are hopes for a better one U. next year. The results of the games are as follows: Normal 6 Gridley 20 Normal' 12 U. High 32 Normal 28 Fairbury 0 Normal 6 Trinity 0 Normal 14 Morris 0 Normal 13 Dwight 14 Normal 7 Pontiac 35 Normal 0 B. H. S. 26 i The lettermen who are graduating this year are Zehr, Hinshaw, Zook, Stephens, Irons, Gesh wlm, and Bates. Lettermen returning to form the nucleus of next year's team are Bridgewater, Linden, Gehrt, Siebert, Thompson, Byerly, Schad, and Britt. The managers who received letters are Chapman, Inman, and Scott. Finsr Row, LEFT 'ro RIGHT: J. Buerkett, K. Irons, H. Smith, R. Gehrt, J. Schad, K. Ward iCaptainJ, B. Zehr B Linden, D. Bridgwater, J. McQueen. SECOND ROW: Mr. Neuman, T. Inman, H. Hafer, W. Byerly, M. Maloney, M. Dunn, B. Coon, B. Lesher, D. Kirstein, D. Rynell, F. Chapman, Mr. Dotlich. EAEKET ALL Prospects weren't very bright for the '46-'47 season with only two lettermen returning from last year's squad. They were Kay Ward and Byron Zehr. From the boys on the freshman- sopho- more squad, Coach Dotlich picked out a few of the better looking prospects and proceeded to make a team out of them. When the playing season finally got under way the first squad had already been made up. It consisted of Kay Ward, Captain, Byron Zehr, Jack Buerkett, Jerry Schad, Bill Linden, Dave Bridgwater, Ray Gehrt, Jack McQueen, Harlan Smith, and Keith Irons. The team started off rather slowly at the beginning for lack of experience, but progressed rap- idly. At the time of the Paris Tournament they had really started rolling, and there they won their first tournament game, but lost their second one to a powerful Danville quintet. The boys had many thrilling games throughout the season, and kept the crowds on their feet to the last minute, but they just cou1dn't seem to come out on top very often. Though the schedule for this year shows very few wins it did a lot toward developing the boys for next year, so watch out for an improved "Ironmen" club next season, for seven of the first ten varsity boys will be back. l S d C C x A Allers J McQueen W Byerly SITTING, LEFT T0 RIGHT: H. Hafer, D. Shott, D. Rynel , . Teegar en, . o , . , . , . , B. Linden. STANDING: F. Chapman, Managerg H. Smith, M. Scarberry, K. Irons, G. Mayes, D. Bridgwater, D. Kashner, F. Mullare, Coach Dotlich. 'll ' .J , - . X yu I '4 I I 5 C' ' ' N . A f. i 1' A 1 x 1 "Hx " -5' . elif' T amy ' Rsfi " x ' 3 x 3 V I l lb. lu, 6 . it X- Ya y I A J I . X Q' I Y S 9 wr -f ' ' 7 -- 'X 'S l .. Lx I . A '. . , 1 1 - Y K 1 7 I . y ' X ' xii 6 R - g -i l J .1 QL N 4 I A P' 9 I ' V x X I il 'A . y f xx N K gl Q The 1946 track season was fairly successful and promises to be more so the following seasons Lettermen were D. Mohr, A. Allers, E. Conklin, B. Whitman, W. Fuller, H. McClure, L. Ioeger B. Altneu, C. Cox, G. Mayes, G. Hinshaw, D. Hinshaw, Capt. J. Shoemaker, D. Bridgwater, C Melton, R. Jones, H. Heller, and K. Irons. Ten of these returned to Normal's cinder this year. Schedule for this year is as follows: April 21 -B. H. S. Here May 8-Flanagan Here April 30 - Leroy Here May 12 - Intercity at U. High May 6- Corn Belt Meet Here May 17- District May 8 - Pontiac Here May 23-24 - State KNEELING, LEFT T0 RIGHT: H. Scott, K. Reeser. SITTING: W. Byerly, Capt.g N. Niepagen, R. Gehrt, J. Britt, Flet- cher, A. Anderson, F. Patrick, G. Biddle, R. Neipagen, M. Powers, F. Mullare. STANDING: J. Cloyd, M. Simpson D. Nenne, B. Linden, E. Peyton, D. Rynell, J. McQueen, K. Irons, P. Troxel, D. Spang, B. Zehr, B. Pfelfer, D Kashner, T. Inman, Manager. ASE !-tltlk In Coach Neuman's first year after returning from service, he led the baseball team to a five to five season, although we were beaten by B. H. S. and U. High. This year we had new uniforms. The scores last year were as follows: Ben Funk 0 Normal Towanda 0 Normal Atlanta 4 Normal El Paso 0 Normal Towanda 1 Normal 2 10 10 Danvers 8 Armington 8 U. High 3 Downs 6 Bloomington 11 Normal Normal Normal Normal Normal 2 7 2 22 1 The lettermen who graduated were Hinshaw, Eades, Mohr, Whitman, Thievagt, West, Swartz, and Melton. The lettermen remaining for this year are Gehrt, Byerly, Geshiwlm, Simpson, and Zehr. Ivan Kidd and Travis Inman received letter for their work as managers. , sf 45 ia' 7 K 2. -.ar K. L wr! 'f , f .- 'Rf N - Q45 ff A 'I sg 55 . G: Y CDM , GJ-iw f3-Ln.:-:Q- 'Q-Q-'-3f'9""'-e'C f QD.,-MQW' ll47?N wi? Q f W " ,ff ' RQXXX2 M ff IT' U f f KSN X! jp Q JC X5 X5 L ilu I K , yy' U ,L Q kb! 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