Pekin High School - Pekinian Yearbook (Pekin, IL)

 - Class of 1941

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Page 35 SENIOR EDITION CHINKS LOSE THREE VALUABLE MEN—STALLINGS, BOWLBY, AND BENNETT 1'MO T«»iuu- II. . Mkins, A. Amlreonl. B. Bowlhy, B. Stallings, II. Tones, Coach Jim Lewis, B. (Jasper, B. Cannon, J. Bong. It. Bong, K. Adkins, G. Hied, B. Itoby. Senior Athletes Farewell To ye senior athletes the Peki-nois says farewell. We want to thank you for giving us dope to write about, but moreover, we want to compliment you on the splendid way you held Pekin High’s head high in athletic accomplishment. To ye Big Twelve Co-Champs of the football world, we send orchids. You gridsters brought the first conference victory to our door since 1926. We’ll never forget that 7-0 victory over the strong Champaign eleven. So orchids go to Seniors Ray Becker, Burnett Brumms, La Vern Campbell, Joe Kelly, Jim McCleod, Dean McNaughton, Bruno Romet-ti, Jim Von Boeckman, and James Baches. Then ye senior basketball heroes (two to be exact). Captain Roy Athey and Dean McNaughton. You didn’t bring a Big Twelve victory, but you did show real PCHS spirit. To ye track team, we owe a compliment, completing an unde- With the end of the baseball season comes the last baseball activity for three of Coach Lewis baseball nine. This is not such a great loss as usual, but it takes away some of the more seasoned players. Playing his last year, is one Boh Bowlhy. Bob is the versatile keystone sack man. Bob is playing in his second year of diamond play, having seen action last year with the team representing Pekin in the State tournament at Peoria. Bob is one of the heaviest hitters on the squad. Stepping down from the mound for the last time in prep baseball feated duel season. Here we’ll mention such heroic stars as Gene Adkins, Cliff Towne, and Bill Pinkston. No expression of appreciation would be complete without mentioning the baseball, tennis and golf teams, so we say, "We're proud to know you"—to all you fellas who participated in these sports. Now all you senior athletes join together and say, "May ; you juniors show us up!" play is Iah Bennett, capable right-hander on the twirling staff. This is Leo’s first year of baseball and through his will to win he has shown some fine slants in pitching. Journeying into the green pasture we see Bob Stallings tramping the sod for his last year. Bob, a power-hitter for his size, has been on the regular nine for the past two years. Both Stallings and Bowlby have another semester ahead of them, but they will be ineligible for baseball next season. Rounding out the rest of the team is: Kskrick, catcher; Andre-oni, first base; Maurer, shortstop; Soldwedel, third base; Flynn, left field; and Monge in right. Fitzan-ko and Homans are the other two hurlers. These players deserve congratulations for their fine play this season.

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SENIOR EDITION Page 34 REDS BREAK EVEN IN ’41 BASKETBALL FORAYS Although the 1940-41 basketball season at PCHS is a thing of the past, we still like to have it pass in review and recall some of the season’s highlights. The Glassford game proved to be only a warm-up as Pekin PETRI romped to a 34 to 12 win, but in the Morton game, stiff competition held the team in place, and the Chinks put in a 21 to 18 win. Connecting with Farmington meant another win for the Reds, raking the Farmers to the tune of 36 to 25. Spalding was the next victim of the Chinks, and another decisive victory. The Institute boys had the height advantage over the locals but not quite polished enough to balance the 25 to 10 score. The bitter with the sweet part of the games opened the loss column for business as the Haussler-men took the lashing of “Pop” Dale and the Streator Bulldogs. With Don Morris at the front, the final buzzer found the Chinks at the short end of a 34 to 32 heart-breaker. The hoopsters joined with the Normal quintet in the next game in which Pekin came out on top in a 32 to 27 win. Toluca joined the roster of Pekin’s foes and. not proving a deadly one. fell off at the wayside by a 38 to 22 score. In trying to find another victim. Pekin ran up against the tough Champaign outfit and fell before them. 35 to 25. The Lewis-town team, a member of the “sweet sixteen” of the year being streak running to 4 games, fore, had most of its men back, and with their smooth play turned the Chinks back and added another loss to the Chink’s column. Bouncing back from these two j defeats the Hausslermen found I little resistance in the University High bunch, scoring 53 to 29. On the armory hardwood. Pekin ran up against Manual and lost a tight one by a 35 to 34 count. Pekin’s heartbreakers came in doubles, as in the next game they lost another. 32-30. In the Illini conference game with Canton, the little giants escaped with the Plowshare and Pekin fell before their fine play, | 32 to 33. In another Illini game. Woodruff carried home the bacon with a 4 4 to 31 win. With the los- REBUFFONI Pekin checked their fall into the Big 12 cellar by defeating the Lincoln Railsplitters 46 to 24. In an attempt to avenge their former defeat by Canton, the Hausslermen journeyed to another defeat at their hands, 40 to 35. Many Canton fans said that the Chinks were the fightinest outfit j they had played. Pekin again met Manual, this time on the home grounds, another lead sinker to weight the hopes of Chinks. The score this time stood 33 to 24. To balance the defeats of the other Peoria teams, the Reds next trounced Woodruff in another close game. 46 to 43. Another turn at defeat, this time at the hands of the tenacious Streator Bulldogs. “Pop” Dales’ boys ended the game with a 38 to 27 victory under their belts. The Institute boys from Spalding were defeated 4 2 to 29 Meeting Central for the second time meant another defeat for the Reds but this time a worse defeat at the hands of the Maroons. The final tabulation stood at 51 to 42. Bloomington, a highly touted team, was imported for the Band Benefit game. The Chinks, noted as giant-killers in every sport, trounced the Bloomers, 27 to 19. Ending the season, Pekin polished off the Lincoln Railsplitters 39 to 32. Only the two Lincoln defeats counted in the Chink’s Big 12 win column. Going into the regional the Reds blitzkrieged the tiny Dan- ers outfit by the score of 56 to 30. Their next tourney victim was the Morton Potters, wrho gave less trouble than they did at the beginning of Lhe season. The Chink men met a Waterloo in the finals when they bucked up against East Peoria’s Red Raiders. They were beaten 35 to 29. but qualified for the sectional as they were runner-up. Entering the sectional they played Havana first in a game that was hard to determine as HERGET either football or basketball. Pekin won 39 to 21. Meeting the Bloomington team again the Reds were beaten in an overtime. 25 to 23. During the past season, the Reds won fifteen games and lost thirteen. All their players will be back, with the exception of Captain Roy Athey and Dean Mc-Naughton.

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SENIOR EDITION P ge 36 Pekin High’s “41” Track Team Has Most Successful Season in Years; Defeats All Peoria Schools This year’s track season started off with a bang when the interclass meet was held May 7. 8. and 9 on James Field. Up to this time, the '41 track team was a team that seemed to lack distance runners. However, there were between ten and fifteen who were trying out for the long runs, and this meet showed just what Pekin had. (lydo Parrish pulled down the first big surprise of the meet by winning the mile in 5 min. 1 sec. Towne, Soldwedel, and C. A. Johnson were right on his heels, and these first four all came in under the old record of 5 min. 12 sec. Again in the half-mile, these same boys came in the first four, but Towne and Parrish switched places. This race lacked .1 sec. of tying the old record of 2 min. 10.9 sec. The Juniors won the inter-class meet, with the Sophs, Seniors, and Freshmen coming in in that order. Win Four Out of Four Dual Meets Lincoln, our first dual opponent. was soundly trounced to the tune of 75 to 38 V2. In this meet Jim Von Hoorknian ran the high hurdles in 16.6 sec. This was the first time he had topped the barriers in competition, and he continued to do so with the same success. While Howard Witt of Lincoln was a little too goo for our newly-found milers. Clyde Parrish and Don Soldwedel ran abreast for second place. These boys ran in 4 min. 57 sec, which was their best time up till then. TRACK LETTERMEN T. Eldert, J. Von Boeckman. B. Trumpy, D. McNaughton R. Athey. The next two meets—Central and Woodruff—were rained out. and postponed till later, but this didn't give the Peoria schools any advantage anyway. We beat them both! Woodruff gave the Chinks the most trouble. They were beaten by the score of 57 2-3 to 55 1-3. The relay was the deciding factor and either by good luck or good running, (probably both) we won. Peoria Central was the next victim of Pekin High’s formidable team. Here again was no pushover, but by copping a big share of the blue ribbons. Pekin managed to pile up enough points to win either with or without the relay. We did however, win the relay, thus winning the meet by the score of 60V to 52V . The last dual meet—with Peoria Manual—was won in an easy fashion, as evidenced by the score — 74 to 38 M2. This meet finished up the first perfect dual-meet season Pekin has had since 1935. All three Peoria schools were met, eaten and thoroughly digested by the tough and fast Pekin thin-clads. Pekin Enters Three Relays The first relay meet which Pekin attended was the Geneseo relays. Many large schools were entered in this meet, but Pekin came away with fourth place honors. This was very good considering that this was one of the biggest meets in the state. At this meet. Cliff Towne turned in a 2 min. 11 sec. anchor half-mile for the distance medley team. Also at this meet, the low hurdle shuttle relay team copped first, defeating Wheaton’s team which had the advantage of indoor practice all winter. Traveling to Galva. the Chinks were again able to place fourth. In this meet, both the low and high hurdle relay teams took first and set records. In this meet also Hob Trumpy won the shot. At the Lincoln Relays Pekin did better than ever by taking second, while Decatur’s strong team took first. Winning first in three of the eight varsity relays, Pekin piled up many points on the track but fell down in the field events. Two Pekin all-time records were broken in this meet—the distance medley, and the low hurdle shuttle. v ! k k ! ! ! I ! v I ! :- vvvv ! v» k k ! ! ! !-‘! k I- ! ! v k ! k ! v k ! kv I v I v I v'I‘ v I I v I CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL GRADUATES! May your graduation prove the gateway to a long and prosperous life, filled with happiness in a determination to make the w’orld a better and happier place to live in for your having lived in it. KONISEK STUDIOS 5 5 •$ ■ I •fr'l 'I ■ 4 1 ! v W W vv •

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