Pekin High School - Pekinian Yearbook (Pekin, IL)

 - Class of 1941

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Page 37 SENIOR EDITION CHEER LEADERS Drum Majorettes Step Lively in New Costumes Peppy enthusiasm and colorful flips and tumbles are personified in the antics of Pekin High’s popular cheerleaders. They never seem to fail the team, for when the breaks are against us their cheers ring out louder and stronger than ever. Head cheerleader for the 1940-41 season was Jim Dielil, who is certainly worth his “salt.” Jim leads the cheer leaders, who lead the crowd, who cheer (rather complicated, isn't it?). And on him rests the responsibility of keeping everyone’s spirits high. The other male mainstay on the squad is .lim Hramlage. Jim is one of the finest tumblers in Pekin, having wrorked with his brothers in the LaRlonde troup, and given a chance to show his prowess, actually makes the crowd gasp. No cheerleading squad would be complete without its show of pretty girls, so Pekin must have a super-super squad, because of the four charming maids who pull rafter-splitting yells from excited and tense spectators. Helen Hayes claims the distinction of being the smallest of them all, but size holds no limit, for her light body is put through all sorts of contortions. Jean Myer is another active miss who has proved she can handle the audience, for with her ‘razzle-dazzle, dizzle-dip” she holds all attention. Jean collaborated with Jim Hranilage in presenting a tumbling act for the first annual variety show and deserves every bit of acclaim given her. A well-known song-and-dance star has added more laurels to her wreath since she joined the cheerleaders. She is “Snooks” Schaefer, and has one of the finest cooperative spirits to be found in this knowJedge-filled institution. Always ready to defend her team, she forms a valuable addition to our squad. Finally, we direct our praise at a girl who has also won ardour in other fields. We present Ruth Hehnig, skater supreme, who is alw'ays willing, when the score looks bad, to go out and pitch With a silver twirl and a flash j of colors, five shapely drum majorettes moved down James Field, leading the band thru their maneuvers. At our Streator Homecoming game, our girls initiated their new costumes—white boots, hats. and short, full skirts. Jean Rogers, one of the majorettes, claimed, “We’re bound to look cute!” These girls include Marguerite Hinds, Mary Ann Parsons, Alba Trenti, Lois Splittgerber, and Jean Rogers. TENNIS AND GOLF Although this year’s racket swingers didn’t have a fully successful season, the boys displayed some fine play against some very tough opponents. The boys on Coach Walker’s squad played their best, and they deserve a place in this issue honoring all Seniors. Two of the doubles members are graduating seniors. Dale Srhlieman and Howard Veerman into the work of bringing those cheers to a deserving team. Ruth had been active in G. A. A. tumbling and with her leading, the crowd really “raises the roof.” Everyone in attendance at football and basketball games knows how invaluable our cheerleaders have been. We laud and honor them at this time, for no other tribute is ever given them literally. We know we can depend on them for a bigger and more successful 1941-42 season! are the members who are wedding the racket for the last time. Dale is also one of the fellows that plays in single matches. Let on by hard driving Dick Seegar, Pekin will be represented at the state tournament by Dick himself. Dick was runner-up at the district held in Peoria and thereby became eligible for State competition. Dick will not be eligible for tennis next year as he will finish at mid-smester time. Coach Jen kin's golfers have also finished their season and [ look forward to a successful season next year. Although the boys traversed the fairways with tough club-swingers they have showrn plenty of winning form. Three of the five regulars are graduating seniors. They are: Ralph Xaven, Tom Ross and Roland Carls. These squad members combined w ith Don licrardi, Louis Xoreuil, and “Hud” Maquet, have already played in the district.

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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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SENIOR EDITION Page 38 WE HAVE THE NEW STYLES THAT STYLE CONSCIOUS STUDENTS LIKE BEST PENNEYS J. C. PENNEY CO.. Inc. ORVILLE R. EARL E. JONES BROTHERS JEWELERS JEWELRY WATCHES Designing and Mfg. fBBfnirJSnSn Diamonds, Gifts 519 Court St. Phone 277-J COMPLIMENTS OF Great States Theatres PEKIN .... EMPIRE COMPLIMENTS OF . . . W. C. DIEHL ELECTRIC Phone 30IS-.T 366 South Capitol Street CONGRATULATIOHS TO THE GRADUATES GEO. W. ROHRS ASSOCIATES GRADUATION GIFTS If It’s a Pen, Pencil or Set Name on Free Typewriter — Small Radio WE HAVE IT EHRLICHER BROTHERS Compliments of MEINDER’S STUDIO Finishing Your High School Ethical ion J the P J SPORTS SHOP Phone 491 631 Court St. S. T. GLASFORD, M. D. Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Office 416 Klizabeth St. Pekin, Illinois FAYE'S DRESS SHOP “The Shop She Prefers" Phone 459 Arcade Bldg. STOCK OF USED CARS AT WHOLESALE PRICES AT COURT MOTORS PEKIN FLORAL CO. Good Luck to the Graduates! PHONE 108 COMPLIMENTS OF KUECK’S FUNERAL HOME Cor. St. Mary and Capitol YVETTE'S Tennis Rackets Balls Baseball Equipment NOTE BOOK FILLER 2 for 5c Pekin’s Finest Women’s Store NOW AIR CONDITIONED BE Central Book and Toy Store BEST WISHES TO SENIORS PEKIN HARDWARE CO. 341 Court St. SKNIOKS OF 1041: Best wishes for the future ami suc-1 cess in any walk of llfo that you inay choose. SHERMAN’S Phone 732 WALTER A. SARGENT Heating Ventilating 619 Court St. Pekin. 111. Printing of All Kinds Lohnes Print Shop namre May the Graduates DKI K PARKS in- Have Best of Luck N 8,b st- Always!

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