Stewardson Strasburg High School - Comet Yearbook (Strasburg, IL)
- Class of 1936
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"THE REMINISCENCERH 5 ro aa aaaa wa
Strasburg Public School
Board of Education
A. C. DULING MARTIN PFEIFFER ORVILLE W. ENGEL
President Member Clerk
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H "THE REMINISCENCERH
JOHN C. DE LAURENTI
A. B. Greenville College
Physics, General Science, Civics, Bookkeeping, Commercial Law
H. T. JACKSON MARIE WEBER
Normal and Millikin B, Ed, E, I S, T, C,
Latin I, II, Algebra, Geometry, Ancient History, Business Arithmetic,
American History English I, II, III, IV
Page 2 Faculty
"THE REMINISCENCERU 23551, he Riagg
Assistant Editor ....,.,
Business Manager ...... .
Senior Class Reporter ......
Junior Class Reporter .......,.
Sophomore Class Reporter ........
Freshman Class Reporter ......
Evelyn Ruth Storm
Staff Page 3
BAUMGARTEN BECK COLLINS
CULVER DOEDING KRILE
RENSHAW VOLKMAN WILSON
Pqpo 1 Seniors
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CLARENCE BAUMGARTEN "Andy" CHARLES BECK "Chick" li,
Band 11, 2, 45. Attended Neoga 135. Class Play-"The Thirteenth Day" 143. .lf
Class Play, "The Thirteenth Day" 145. ,M
DAISY COLLINS "Daisy" 5,
Band 11, 2, 3, 45. Secretary of Class 12, 45.
News Reporter 135. Class Play, "The
Thirteenth Day" 14 5.
RUBY CULVER "Minnie" RUBY DOEDING "Doeding"
News Reporter 145. Secretary of Class 11, President of Dramatic Club 145. President
35. Secretary of Dramatic Club 145. . of Class 135. Vice President of Class V3
Glee Club 11, 2, 35. Class Play, "The 115. News Reporter 115. Glee Club ,uf
Thirteenth Day" 145. 115. Class Play 145. fl,
LAWRENCE KRILE "Ki-iles' U,
Band 11, 2, 3, 45. Senior Play, "When Jane 1 :N
Takes a Hand" 135. Vice President of 31
Class 12, 3, 45, Assistant Editor of 1 1,
Annual 145. Dramatic Club 145. Class ly' f
Play, "The Thirteenth Day" 145. 15'
EARL RENSHAW "Renshaw" PAUL VOLKMAN "Sincoir" L.
President of Class 125. Dramatic Club 145. Senior Play, "When Jane Takes a Hand"
-Band 12, 3, 45. Class Play, "The 145. Dramatic Club 145. Class Play,
Thirteenth Day" 145. "The Thirteenth Day" 145.
WOODROW WILSON "Chuck"
President of Class 11, 45. Band 11, 2, 3,
45. Editor of Annual 145. Class Play,
"The Thirteenth Day" 145.
Seniors Page 5
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sa "THE REMINISCENCERH
Melba Terry-A dictionary to look up her
Olin Wirth-The right to attend Bowwow-
Thelma Collins-A notebook to read her
history recitations from.
Opal Cox-A bar of P and G soap to wash
off the colorful paint.
LeRoy .Biehler-A steady girl for his sen-
Gerald Storm-A model T so that he won't
drive so fast.
Marjorie Storm-A book on "How to Con-
trol Your Temper."
Herman Giertz-The right to tease girls
Charles Brehmer-The right to rob the cra-
Floyd Kull-A box of reducing pills.
Lowell Green-A wool cap so that he won't
freeze his ears.
Irvin Thomas-The right to throw chalk.
Kenneth Volkman-A pair of boxing gloves
to box Kenneth Wilson.
Alfred Bingaman-Four rubber wheels so
he wont turn over.
Ava Jean Griffith-Right to have full
charge of "Griffith Dairy Farm"
next year. '
Kenneth Wilson-A curling iron and a new
Dolores Gaddis-The right to go to the
school picnic this year.
Evelyn Ruth Storm-A pair of stilts.
Lavonne Staehli-A new battery for her
Mae K12ll?A bottle of cod liver oil to add
Fern Reel-A book on "Discussions" in ad-
dition to her lessons.
Lillian Wirth-The right to grow up.
Guin Renshaw-The right to be accussed
Hazel Bingaman-A bottle of malted milk
so that she won't lose any fat.
Helen Doeding-A double seat so Imogene
can sit with her.
Imogene Rankin-The right to look at Sen-
ior boys more, if possible.
Henry Williams-A donkey to ride to
Alice Lane -The right to drive the car to
Virgil Rankin-Right to catch skunks and
bring the odor to classes.
Faye Eillen Webner-The right to laugh at
funny things in the assembly or
Margaret Volkman-A pencil sharpener on
her desk so she won't have to go to
the sharpener so often.
Grayce Schroeder-A roll of adhesive tape
and pair of rubber heels so she wont
disturb the seniors so much next
Louis Kircher-A chin lifter to hold up his
Frank Giertz-The right to cut up when
the teacher isn't looking.
Leonard Rawlings-A library so that he
may read a little more, if possible.
Paul Terry-The right to get revenge on
next years Freshman class.
Dean Volkman-A bottle Brilliantine.
The Seniors wish to will to the-
Juniors our knowledge which will
prove quite beneficial.
The Sophomores, our spelling abil-
The Freshmen, a telescope so their
senior year wont look so far re-
Ruby Culver-Wills her smile to Mae Kull.
Charles Beck-Wills his pencil collection to
Woodrow Wilson-Wills his well groomed
hair to Henry Williams.
Earl Renshaw-Wills his racket making to
Daisy Collins-Wills her height to Lillian
Paul Volkman-Wills his right to drive sev-
enty miles an hour on schoolhouse
drive to Lowell G1'een.
Clarence Baumgarten-Wills his quietness
to Grayce Schroeder.
Ruby Doeding--Wills her dimple to Melba
Lawrence Krile+Wills his right to argue
with Prof. DeLaurenti to Gerald
To Mr. Jackson-An alarm clock to get to
band practice on time.
To Prof. DeLaurenti-A tricycle to make
his frequent trips through the as-
To Miss Weber-A periscope so that she
may see the library without leaving
her desk in the assembly.
"THE REMINISCENCERH ff:
History ol Class of '36
In September, 1932, we began our high
school career as freshmen. The class was
composed of Daisy Collins, Ruby Culver,
Ruby Doeding, Evelyn Patterson, Raymond
Antrim, Clarence Baumgarten, Charles
Beck, Albert Cox, Ray Downs, Otis Kull,
Lawrence Krile, Earl Renshaw, Clay Robin-
son, Dean Tate, Paul Volkman, James
Wiandt, and Woodrow Wilson. In our sec-
ond week of school we were duly initiated
by the upper classmen. This occasion was
held in Unruh's Woods in the form of a
Weiner roast. Several of our class joined
the Strasburg High School band. They were
as follows: Daisy Collins, Raymond Antrim,
Lawrence Krile, and Woodrow Wilson. All
the girls of our class joined the glee club,
which was formed under the leadership of
Mrs. Grant. The class officers of this year
were: Woodrow Wilson, Presidentg Ruby
Doeding, Vice-president, Ruby Culver, Sec-
retaryg Evelyn Patterson and Ruby Doed-
ing were News Reporters. Our class advisor
was Mr. Jackson. Woodrow Wilson acted
as usher at the Seniors class play which was
held in the school assembly. The Junior-
Senior banquet was held in the school li-
brary in the form of a circus. Ruby Doed-
ing and Woodrow Wilson dressed as clowns
served as waitress and waiter. This year
our school picnic was held at Paradise Lake,
and we all had an enjoyable time.
When we returned in 1933 to begin our
Sophomore year we found that we had lost
several of our classmates. They were: Ray-
mond Antrim, Albert Cox, Ray Downs, Otis
Kull, Evelyn Patterson and James Wiandt.
This year we elected as officers: Earl Ren-
shaw, Presidentg Lawrence Krile, vice-
presidentg Daisy Collins, Secretaryg and
Ruby Culver, News Reporter. Mr. Jackson
as class advisor. Two more members of our
class joined the band. They were: Clarence
Baumgarten and Earl Renshaw. The Jun-
ior-Senior banquet was held in the school
library in the form of a May day. Daisy
Collins and Lawrence Krile served as wait-
ress and waiter. The annual school picnic
was held at Nelson Park, Decatur. Wood-
row Wilson and Charles Beck acted as ush-
egs gt the graduation exercises of the Class
o ' 4.
Returning to school as Juniors we found
that we had lost four more members of our
class. They were: Clarence Baumgarten,
who attended Neoga, Dean Tate, Paul
Thomas, and Clay Robinson. The class
officers for this year were: Ruby Doeding,
Presidentg Lawrence Krile, Vice-president,
Ruby Culver, Secretary, and Daisy Collins,
news reporter. Our class advisor was Mrs.
Grant. This year we had our first op-
portunity at serving in the stands at the
P. T. A. meetings. Charles Beck at this time
had the misfortune of breaking his right
arm. We had a class party at school with
everyone bringing a guest. We also spon-
sored the box supper which was a success
in every way. Charles Beck and Woodrow
Wilson served as ushers at the Seniors play.
Lawrence Krile and Paul Volkman had the
honor of being members of the Senior's
play cast. The Seniors were guests of the
Juniors at the Annual Junior-Senior ban-
quet, which was held at the U. S. Grant
Hotel in Mattoon. After the eats the seniors
as guests were taken to the Mattoon thea-
tre. This year again we went to Nelson
Park, Decatur, and had our picnic.
At the graduation exercises Daisy Collins,
Ruby Doeding, Lawrence Krile, and Wood-
row Wilson acted as ushers. At the alumni
banquet given in the school library Ruby
Culver, Daisy Collins and Ruby Doeding,
attired in blue, served as waitresses.
In the year 1935 we entered Strasburg
High School for our last year. Instead of
losing members of our class as formerly, we
gained Clarence Baumgarten. Instead of
having Mrs. Grant this year, Miss Weber
has taken her place as teacher. Officers for
this year were: Woodrow Wilson, Presi-
dent, Lawrence Krile, Vice-presidentg
Daisy Collins, Secretary 5 and Ruby Culver,
News Reporter. Five members of our pres-
ent class are playing in the band. They are
Daisy Collins, Clarence Baumgarten, Law-
rence Krile, Woodrow Wilson, and Earl
Renshaw. When the Dramatic Club was
formed Ruby Doeding served as president
and Ruby Culver as secretary. There are
four members of our class on the annual
staff, namely. Woodrow Wilson, Editor,
Lawrnce Krile, Associate Editorg Ruby
Doeding, Business Managerg and Ruby
Culver, Class Representative. We saw
the show "Mutiny on the Bounty" and re-
ported on it in English class. We had our
pictures taken at Camera Art Studio, Deca-
tur and we hope that none of us broke the
camera, so the next years class can use it.
Woodrow Wilson and Charles Beck acted
as ushers at the Junior class play. We have
the pleasure of attending the Vocational
Guidance lectures at James Millikin Univer-
sity, in Decatur. This year we gave our
class play at Hamm's hall on April 16th and
18th. The play was entitled "The Thirteenth
Day," and was packed with plenty of ac-
tion. Several members of our class attend-
ed the Freshman and Sophomore parties
which were held in the school. This year
we were guests of the Juniors at the annual
Junior-Senior banquet held at the Orlando
Hotel in Decatur. We were also their guests
at a theatre party given later in the eve-
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Efl i l'Q "THE REMINISCENCERU
2. LeRoy Biehler, Herman Giertz, Charles Brehmer Gerald Storm, Olin Wirth
1. Opal Cox, Marjorie Storm, Thelma. Collins, Melba Terry
JUNIOR CLASS PLAY
"THE TAMING OF TUFFY"
Given November 15 and 16 in Storm's Hall with the following cast:
Gwen Roberts, Tuffy, an heiress ...................................................................... Melba Terry
Robert Sanders, her uncle and guardian ......... .......................................... L eR0y Biehler
Mrs. Sanders, her aunt .................................. ................... O pal Cox
Emmaline, a maid ............. . .... . ......................,... ........ M arjorie Storm
Harry Henderson, owner of a night club ....... ....... H erman Giertz
Bill Stuart, in love with Gwen ...................... .............. O lin Wirth
Megan Hughes, GWen's friend ...........,....... ....... T helma Collins
Louie, a small time racketeer ...,..,. .......,.... L owell Green
Pete, another one ......................... ...... C harles Brehmer
Doug, one of the unemployed .......,..........,..,...............,.........,.................,...... Gerald Storm
PLACE: Long Island. The living room of the Roberts home, and the front room of an
TIME: The present. A fall night and the next morning.
Robert Sanders tried to sell Tuffy some worthless land, thinking that he might
gain some money to pay off a gambling debt to Harry Henderson. Mrs. Sanders was
an accomplice in the crooked schemes. They failed to sell the land and so with the help
of hired kidnappers they planned to hold her for ransom. Megan Hughes was kidnapped
by mistake and taken to a deserted farmhouse.Tuffy followed them to the scene of the
kidnapping and took things in hand. One of the kidnappers who had joined the gang
two weeks before, fell in love with Megan. Bill Stuart, who was in love with Tuffy, also
followed the trail of the kidnappers and waited in the wardrobe to dash out at a critical
moment and be the hero. Of course the tables turned, the kidnappers, all except Doug,
got the worst end of the deal and everything ended happily.
Page 8 Junio s
Senior Class prophecy
The Junior Class of 35-36 was having
a weiner roast as a sort of reunion in a
woods west of Strasburg in the year of
As we were all enjoying ourselves we
noticed a man coming near us. We recog-
nized him to be Woodrow Wilson, one of
the members of the Senior Class of '36.
We were all glad to see him. This is the
story that he told us.
"A few years ago I was employed by
Mr. Jackson as his official page turner. But
he decided that he could make more money
by selling insurance and raising chickens
than by playing the cello so I was dismis-
sed. As 1 could not find a job, I began to
wander around. When I was in Florida I
visited a few of the colleges. One day I
came to a college for women. As I entered
I met the professor, who was no one other
than Lawrence Krile, an old class mate. We
had a very interesting talk on old times.
Lawrence said he was getting along very
well with the ladies. One of the chief rea-
sons that he gave for his success was the
fact that when the ladies became weary
and disgusted he sent them to Ruby Doed-
ing's office conducted for the love lorn. It
has been said that she has given some valu-
"After getting tired of the warm weather
I decided I would journey northward. As
I was going through a small town in Ken-
tucky I saw quite an attractive little tav-
ern. I was thirsty and decided to stop. I
saw an old class mate, Clarence Baumgar-
ten, sitting at the bar. I went in and sat
down aside of him and he told me of his
law office across the street. As we were
talking about our school days, the proprie-
tor of the tavern, Charles Beck, walked in.
He was glad to join in on our conversa-
"The next place I came to was Indianap-
olis. As I was going down the street I met
an old friend, Daisy Collins. She asked me
to dine with her, and as I was hungry, I
did not decline the invitation. She told me
of her position as secretary of the desk
concern. But all good things must come to
an end, so I had to leave."
"As I was journeying westward I came
to a large farmhouse. Several small children
were playing in the yard. I rapped on the
door and was confronted by Earl Renshaw.
He told of the trouble that they were hav-
ing with Miss Ruby Culver who was teach-
ing the Mayflower school."
"I came to the territory which I had
previously known as Rockford Community.
There I saw Paul Volkman hauling lumber.
He told me of his plans to build a new
This ended Mr. Wilson's speech and we
were all very enthusiastic to know that a
man was wanted as night watchman of
Strasburg and that he was capable of tak-
ing the position.
After such a gathering as this, we were
all ready to go home to think over the hap-
penings of the evening.
THE UNFINISI-IED DRAMA
The curtain rose on fifteen frightened Freshmen who were customarily initiated.
We took our respective seats in the west rows in the assembly. We had as instructors
Mr. D'eLaurenti, Mrs. Grant, and Mr. Jackson. We went to Nelson Park at Decatur
for our picnic and with this event, the curtain fell on the first year of high school.
As the curtain rose we found that two of our characters, Paul Ruwe and Vincent
Augustine had dropped out of the picture. We were no longer called "green Fresh-
men" but "Sophomores." We had the pleasure of initiating the class that came in that
year. We had a class party under the leadership of Mr. Jackson. We finished this act
in Nelson Park, Decatur.
ACT III-1 93 5-193 6
We returned to the stage as Juniors and found that our cast had been greatly
decreased by the loss of Helen Buesking, Ralph Reel, Calvin Ruff, and Kenneth Buesk-
ing. Miss Marie Weber was instructor in place of Mrs. Grant. We presented "The
Taming of Tuffy" at Storm's hall November 15 and 16. The Seniors were our guests
at a banquet and theater party at the Hotel Orlando and Empress Theater, Decatur.
Senior, Class Prophecy
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M Iggxvl 1. Ava Jean Griffith, Lavonne Staehli, Fay Eileen Webner, Evelyn Ruth Storm, Dolores Gaddis,
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Row 2. Kenneth Volkman Lillian Wirth, Lowell Green, Alfred Bingamon, Kenneth Wilson, Floyd Kull,
Fern Reel, Guin Renshaw. Not represented in picture: Irvin Thomas.
FLY TO KNOVVLEDGE
On Sept. 4, 1934, 21 Freshmen bought
passages for a transcontinental flight over
the country of knowledge. Vsfe joined a
group of experienced flyers who duly in-
itiated us into air-service. We took off with
a zoom under our instructors, Mr. DeLau-
renti as Pilot, Mr. Jackson as Co-Pilot and
Mrs. Grant as air hostess. We flew along
smoothly for six weeks and then we struck
an air pocket which was called our first
six weeks examinations. This caused us to
lose considerable altitude but after that
we steadily climbed, although we had
rougher flying. In the meantime Cordelia
Kite left us. Next we were surprised by
finding ourselves in a fog. Ervin Storm
sensed the danger and descended to earth in
a parachute. However, we faced it bravely
and managed to fly through the second six
weeks exams fairly well. It was only a mat-
ter of a few weeks until we landed for a
well earned Christmas vacation. On Jan. 2
we all went aboard the plane once more to
continue our interesting trip. We had no
more than risen to a very high altitude
when our plane went into a tailspin. VVe
were all white with fear but after it was
all over we decided that semester examina-
tions were not so bad after all. During all
this excitement we lost one of our class-
mates, Vale Wood.
We started the next semester with a bang
and decided to work much harder than we
had formerly done. We passed all hail-
storms and rain-storms of exams without
much dread until one day We had some very
serious motor trouble. Our Pilot, Mr. De-
Laurenti, told us to work harder than ever
or our plane would crash. We did so and
saved the plane by making good grades in
the semester examination. The next day we
landed for a long hoped for vacation. We
celebrated our happy landing by a picnic
at Nelson Park in Decatur.
On Sept. 3, 1935 we again boarded our
plane to continue our flight to knowledge.
Neva Diepholtz, Letha Kearney, and Mary
Steele remained on terra-firma. This year
we zoomed off under the direction of our
instructors, Mr. DeLaurenti as Pilot and
Mr. Jackson as co-Pilot while Miss Weber
served as our new air hostess. We now had
the pleasure of initiating' a new class of
Freshmen. We did not dread all the exam-
ination storms as we had done in the past,
but faced them boldly and flew swiftly on.
Ruth Ruff, a member of our class, was
called home and compelled to leave our
plane. We again landed for our Christmas
vacation and on January 2, our happy gang
again boarded the plane of knowledge. Un-
fortunately Waldo Wiandt arrived at the
airport late and was left behind. We got a
very good start only to be hindered by a
semester examination. All the students
were kept busy furnishing entertainment
for P. T. A. programs. They also had the
pleasure of promoting a box supper. Five
girls of the Sophomore class started the
Harmonica Band. Now When, our plane was
at its highest altitude we found ourselves
in the midst of a cloud of six weeks exam-
inations mingled with an epidemic of the
'fri-IE REMINISCENCERH in
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1. Margaret Volkman, Imogene Rankin, Grayce Schroeder, Alice Lane, Helen Doeding, Hazel Bingaman.
2. Paul Terry, Frank Giertz, Dean Volkman, Henry Williams, Leonard Rawlings, Virgil Rankin,
On September 3, 16 Freshmen bought
tickets for a trip across the ocean of wis-
dom on the good ship S. H. S. However.
two suddenly found they could not go. We
chose Henry Williams captain and Mr. De-
Laurenti, ship's physician, to patch our
troubles. We had fine sailing for several
weeks except for the rougher seas of Eng-
lish, Science, Latin and Algebra. The rest
of the passengers gave a party for us. They
initiated us into ship life properly. Dean
Lenz became seasick and wanted to be put
ashore so we left him behind. Soon we saw
some black clouds on our horizon. They
were the storm clouds of exams. Most of
us weathered them safely. We encountered
several of their storms the worst being the
semester exam. Shore leave was granted
for 10 days at Christmas time. We all en-
joyed ourselves but were glad to get back
to the life of the ship once more. Some of
the passengers may not weather the storms
that we expect in the future but we hope
most of us will. The last night abroad ship
the youngest passengers gave a party. We
invited the ship's officers and each of us
brought another passenger. We were half
sorry and half glad when we dropped an-
chor arid landed. But we will put to sea
next year again, so "Bon Voyage."
OUR SONG OF SONGS
Freshman Class-"Don't Give Up' the Ship"
Mr. DeLaurenti-"We Love to Take Orders from
Frank-"The .Music Goes Round and Round."
Hazel-"I Feel Like a Feather in the Breeze"
Margaret-' ' I Wonder!"
Dean-"I'm a Dreamer Aren't We All?"
Freshman Class and Class History
Alice--"Alice, Where Art Thou Going?"
Virgil-"Show Me thc Way to Go Home."
Helen-"The Beautiful Lady in Blue"
Henry-"I Dream Too Much."
Imogene-"The Lady in Red"
Paul-"Keep Your Sunnyside Up."
Grayce-"A Little Bit Independent"
Louis-' 'Wa-hoo ! ' '
E33 - ligl "THE REMINISCENCER
High School Band
, Lillian Wirth, Melba Terry, Olin Wirth, Grayce Schroeder, Woodrow Wilson, Ava Jean Griffith,
Lawrence Krlle, Earl Renshaw. Clarence Baumgarten, Daisy Collins. Mr. Jackson, director.
The band consists of the following mem-
bers: first cornets, Woodrow Wilson and
Grayce Schroederg bb clarinets, Olin Wirth,
Melba Terry, and Lillian Wirthg alto horns,
Lawrence Krile and Earl Renshawg bass
horn, Daisy Collinsg and trombone, Clarence
Baumgarten. The band has developed three
new members this year Lillian, Grayce and
The high school band of 1936 and 1937
will welcome these new members as it will
lose a large number of its old ones due to
graduation. We have instruments available
for nine new members next year.
On April 7 the band formed part of a
very interesting program given with the
harmonica band and dramatic club. The
band played eight new compositions just
published by the Hubanks Publishing Co.,
We wish the band ia very happy and suc-
cessful year for 1936 and 1937.-
High School Band
1. Lavone Staehli, Dolores Gaddis, Evelyn Ruth Storm, Mae Kull, Fern Reel.
It happened on a cloudy day in January. I remember it very distinctly, because
it was very cold and there was snow on the ground. At the end of Latin class, Mr.
Jackson, our music teacher called five Sophomore girls into the office and announced
that he wanted to start a harmonica band. The first song that we played was "Home
Sweet Home." We progressed rapidly and made our first appearance April 7 at a
joint program with the school orchestra and dramatic club. We play popular, old time,
and cowboy tunes. We played "The Music Goes 'Round and 'Round" on the Major
Bowes Amateur Hour program at the Parent Teacher's Program and didn't get the
Harmonica Band P1120 13
iii "THE REMINISCENCERH
1. Louis Kircher, Kenneth Wilson, Paul Volkman, Herman Giertz, Gerald Storm, Virgil Rankin, Frank
Glertz, Alfred Bingaman, Lowell Green.
2. Melba Terry, Grayce Schroeder. Hazel Bingaman, Opal Cox, Miss Weber. Lillian Wirth, Marjorie
Storm Ruby Culver, Ruby Doedlng, Evelyn Ruth Storm, Ava Jean Griffith
The Strasburg High School Dramatic
Club was organized under the leadership of
Miss Weber. The first meeting was held
at Daisy and Thelma Collins October 4,
1936, in form of a Weiner roast. The fol-
lowing officers were elected: President,
Ruby Doeding, Vice President, Alfred
Bingamon, Secretary-Treasurer, Ruby Cul-
ver, News Reporter, Ava Jean Griffith.
The following plays were given:
A RADIO PROGRAM: Evelyn Ruth
Storm, Ruby Culver, Marjorie Storm, Earl
Renshaw, Lillian Wirth, Grayce Schroeder,
Ruby Doeding, Herman Giertz and Hazel
FIVE DOLLAR TRAGEDY: Ruby Cul-
ver, Frank Giertz and Gerald Storm fGiven
at the P. T. AJ
AT THE POST OFFICE: fNovember P.
T. AJ-Hazel Bingaman, Paul Volkman,
Evelyn Ruth Storm and Earl Renshaw.
DOLLEY GREY: fBefore the assemblyj
-Ruby Culver and Herman Giertz.
THEY AUTO KNOW BETTER: CBefore
the assemblyl-Earl Renshaw and Opal
MAJOR BOWES AMATEUR HOUR:
fAt April P. T. AJ-Herman Giertz,
Lowell Green, Ruby Culver, Opal Cow, Earl
Renshaw, Dolores Gaddis, Lavone Staehli,
Evelyn Ruth Storm, Fern Reel, Ava Jean
Griffith, Ruby Doeding, Hazel Bingaman,
Marjorie Storm, Grayce Schroeder, Lillian
Wirth, Thelma Collins, Faye Eileen Web-
THE NEIGHBORS: fWith Mr. Jackson's
Musical programl-Evelyn Ruth Storm,
Ava Jean Griffith, Faye Eileen Webner,
Hazel Bingaman, Opal Cox, Marjorie
Storm, Gerald Storm and Kenneth Wilson.
BEFORE THIE MIKE: QWith Mr. Jack-
son's Musical programl--Grayce Schroeder,
Ruby Culver, Louis Kircher, Frank Giertz,
Virgil Rankin, Kenneth Wilson, Opal Cox,
Earl Renshaw, Lillian Wirth and Herman
DI'aYTi1'lilC C lllh
-The Freshies are getting acquainted.
-Long lessons assigned for the week-
-It was too hot. No one knew his les-
-"Tud" Wilson and "01ie" Green count-
ed only 35 more weeks of school this
12-Dramatic Club organized.
13-We're afraid to write anything today
it's Friday the thirteenth.
16-It's a great life if you don't weaken.
18-Ancient History test. What! So soon?
19-Freshman initiation today and were
-Election of class officers and advisors.
-Seniors started picking out class rings.
8, 9-All the boys are out broomcorn 22-Spelling contests started between the
cutting. Sophomores and Freshmen, they
11-N0 teachers! No classes! HURRAH! ffffllfat Iffjifjllhow many Words they
Teachers meeting. 28-G d I I gh J - k th
Six weeks exams. OHHHHHHHHH! ogg? i?C0:,g'theep1alg,l:uOrS now e
The Juniors started practicing their 30-First P. T. A. The Dramatic Club gave
class play "The Taming of Tuffy."
-Election of staff officers for the
-Band instruments came back today. Do
we have to listen to THAT again?
-Books returned from bindery.
-No class the first part of the first per-
iod. Moving pctures in the assem-
16-Junior class play. Tuffy will be
25-Band started practicing together.
26-Thanksgiving P. T. A.
27-Lillian gave the first etiquette talk in
the assembly. Did we learn any-
28, 29-Thanksgiving vacation. Its about
-We nominate "Chuck to the Hall o
-Have you seen our rings yet? They
-Fern gave a talk on "Manners in
-No time to write.
-Everybody busy-or pretending to be.
-The Seniors got their pictures and
name cards. "Give me a name card
13-Miss Weber extends a cordial invita-
tion to all to a "Kid party" at her
home on the twentieth.
15-Paul Volkman gave a talk on "Man-
ners in Business."
16-The monogram pins are becoming
quite popular. All the girls have one.
20-Christmas vacation starts today. More
fun! Christmas party at school.
I5 "THE REMINISCENCER?
21-Picture taking for the annual. The
4-Time out to repair the camera. The
6-Who is that tall woman in black? Why
11-We made plans for the box supper to-
How are all the little New Yeai-'s
resolutions coming along? Just fine
17-Semester exams. The Lord of
Hosts was with us not for we for-
got! For we forgot!
22-Who threw that chalk? Grayce gave
the last of the etiquette talks.
23-Where are all you children? Frozen
28-P. T. A. tonight. The High School en-
31-Teachers meeting, no school. Goody!
Dramatic Club broke it.
Mr. DeLaurenti gave a talk before the
12-Mr. DeLaurenti gave a talk on Abc
14-Will you be my valentine? I will not.
9-Is everybody over the mumps? We
11-The mumpsy ones took the exams to-
16-We named our annual "Reminiscen: 25
17--St. Patricks Day. We see a lot of
cer." "What a name!"
green. "Babe" Giertz informed us
that there were only nine more 28
weeks of school.
Be careful, there's a tack in your seat!
April Fool! 14
4-Juniors attended the bookkeeping con-
test at Sparks and made a point.
5-White shoes were officially inaugur-
7-Musical and Dramatic entertaining this
8-Pictures for the annual were sent off.
I hope the publisher wontt get 23
17-Dramatic club pictures taken again.
What happened to the birdie?
Box supper tonight.
21-Whose going to pay how much for
22-Mumps, mumps, mumps, whose got the
mumps ? Everyone.
27-This is the day that "Geek" Biehler in-
formed us that the Red Cross orig-
inated on Red Sunday.
Everyone who hasn't the mumps took
20-This is the first day of Spring but Mr.
Jackson says it looks more like the
first day of winter.
The Staff had their pictures taken for
the annual. Aren't we cute?
-Mr. Dyer gave us a lecture on Ar-
menia. It was very interesting wasn t
-We took a mental ability test this
-P. T. A. The Pana Baking Co. fur-
nished moving pictures.
-Six weeks exams. .
-The Freshies and Sophies are making
plans for their class parties.
-Senior Class Play. "I'm askeered!"
-Candy! Candy! 5c per box! Popcorn!
Two for a nickel! Hiow did you en-
joy your domestic activities, chil-
-P. T. A.
-The Sophomore class party was a suc-
A .ag - 3333 --1 -s....... -..3-3---A 1 s as
"THE REMINISCENCER7 if
CLASS OF '31
1. Charles Bingaman-Emerson Electric ...,.,............... .......... S t. L011iS, MO-
2. Lorene Diepholz-Mrs. Orty Baumgarten ........ ....... S teWa1'dS011, Ill- I' i
3. Basel Metzler-Clerking ..........,........,............. .......... D ecatur, Ill- lil!
4. Eugene Rankin-CCC Camp ........,..,.,.,......,. ........ E 1mW00d, Ill. 'i
5. Beulah Renshaw-Clerking ................ ............ M attopn, Ill.
6. Pearl Schroeder-Nui-se's Assistant ...... Jacksonyille, Ill. IN 1
7. Virginia Stern-Registered Nurse ........ ....... S pringfleld, Ill- i l
8. Donald Storm-Decatur Cartage Co ...... .......... D ecatur, Ill- ii
9. Marie Weber-H. S. Teacher ............... ....... S trasburg, Ill. I '
10. Beulah Williams-Working .................................... Stewardson, Ill. 1
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1. Alfred Giertz-Farming ......................................... .. ....... Gary, Indiana ,Q ll
2. Harold Griffith-Clerking ........................... ...... . ..Strasburg, Ill. l,
3. Mabel Marsh-Working ................. ...,... C hicago, Ill. 1 '
4. Vera Noffke-Mrs. Carl Crabb ...... ....... D ecatur, Ill. 1
5. Nita Vogel-At home ...................... ...Strasburg, Ill. 1 l
6. Vera Williams-Working .........,.......... ........ 3 Charleston, Ill. Qli
7. Reclith York-Mrs. Homan York ............................. ........ S helbyville, Ill. lil
CLASS or '33
1. Leland Buesking-Clerking ........................................ ....... S trasburg, Ill.
2. Lucille Meyer-Bookkeeper ..................... . ...... Decatur, Ill. ,
3. Vivian Noffke-At home ............................. ....... S trasburg, Ill.
4. Lucille Ruff-Mrs. Omer Thomas .................. ....... S trasburg, Ill. ,
5. Albert Stierwalt-Working Miller-Jones ......, ...... M attoon, Ill. gil
6. Zoe Wilson-Student in Nurse's School ........ ........ C hampaign, Ill. ii
CLASS or '34 1. Nolan Biehler-At home ......................................... . ........... Strasburg, Ill.
. 2. Agnes Bingaman-At home working ........ ................... ................ S t rasburg, Ill. '
3. Herbert Mueller-Army ........... . ...... ................................... ........ F o rt Sheridan, Ill. V
4. Ralph Schimmel-Billing' Clerk .......................................... ................ D ecalur, Ill. 5'
5. Owen Scott-Student at Chillicothe Business College ....... ............................ M o.
6. Paul Steube-Working ...................................................... ....... S trasburg, Ill. "
7. Clella Storm-Mrs. Melvin Sterling ............................ .......... T uscola, Ill. 8. Winona Storm-Clerking' ....................... ....... S trasburg, Ill. 9539
9. Leo Stremming-At home .................. ....... S trasburg, Ill.
10. Maurice York-At home ........ ....... S trasburg, Ill.
CLASS OF '35
1, Genevieve Collins-E. I. S. T. C .............................. ......... C harleston, Ill.
2. Beulah Doehring-At home .................................... ...... S trasburg, Ill.
3. Johanna Meyer-BroWn's Business College ......... ....... D ecatur, Ill.
4. Velma Noffke-At home ................................... ....... S trasburg, Ill.
5. Curtis Ostermeier-Working .......................... ....... S trasburg, Ill.
6. Franklin Renshaw-At home ........................... .......... S trasburg, Ill.
7. Ruth Schroeder-Nurse's Training School ....... ........ C hampaign, Ill.
8. Ruby Stierwalt-At home .............................. ....... S trasburg, Ill,
9. Aurora York-Clerking' ............................... ....... S trasburg, Ill.
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Physician and Surgeon
Office 88 -Phones- Res. 89
ULMER'S CASH GROCERY
A Complete Line of Staple Grocerles
We Buy Eggs and Cream
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FOR GOOD EATS AND
BIEHLERE HATCHERY SWIGERT'S TAVERN AND
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Phone 7 Strasburg,
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PHOTOGRAPHS LIVE FOREVER
ENGEL PHOTO SERVICE
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U. S. GRANT BROOM CORN
"Every order given personal attention"
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STANDARD OIL COMPANY
MARTIN ULMER, Agent
"Where Good Fellows Get Together"
LUMBER AND BUILDING MATERIAL
Tl1ere's a GOOD SHOW
tonight at the
YORK'S BARBER SHOP
Don't put your money in a mattress
-put it in
THE STRASBURG BANK
A Safe Unrestricted Bank
WM. W. ENGEL
John Deere Power Machinery
Hardware - Furniture - Radios
DeLaval Milkers and Separators
Paints and Oils
YOUR DOLLAR GOES FARTHER AT ROSS'
MATTO ON ILLINOIS
L. E. Guthrie
THE NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL LIFE
Quality Men's Wear at
ALBERT COX, Agent
We wish to thank those who have
patronized us in the past and hope that
you will continue to do so in the future.
DODGE AND PLYMOUTH
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