Sycamore High School - Leaves Yearbook (Sycamore, IL)

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I ean Arison Business Manager ........... Beta Penrod. Faculty Adviser .......... Ellen I. Paterson I W ., nl' ' 1 FOREWORD lt is our hope that this 1944 edition of Leaves may serve in later years as a medium through which 'you may visualize the happy years spent Within the doors of Sycohi. If it helps to recall those lastinq friendships and memorable experiences, it will be as We have wished it to be-a cherished reminder of those days within the doors of Sycohi. 2 1 V ' K E5 -ylrr Jvjz l""' ': i NN - :Z f f f J r " infix, kt K '-W Wx, g. in viii'-x 5 ww f lib!! X Xgg ,Whig-Q A' Il-UIHM 1 llffllllarlb , -1'1"-'1"'1-""' ur mu mu: "iii"--'f l'll1,lLY - f j vfrgqy i , If ' ' '-- 4:1 , 1 , A , gin , .N E mv, ----fr -5 ,,...-...... """""'-F-N -1-Q H-fx ,flf ZZ" 'ILS' ..-2 f '-'X - -21" 2-'iif-' o o - iL ', ' .. T-. -1-T-1. 3 ' ll DEDICATION To the graduates and former students of the Sycamore High School who are valiantly serv- ing their country in camps and on battle- fields all over the World, We dedicate this 1944 issue of Leaves. We wish to express our gratitude to the men in the Army, Navy, Mar- ine Corps, and Coast Guard, and to the Wo- men of the Wacs, the Waves, and the other Women's services for their Willingness to fight and to die that We at home may continue our search for learning in peace. xg, 7' CONTENTS ADMINISTRATION ....... ...... CLASSES ...... ....... ACTIVITIES ...... . . . ATHLETICS ...... ....... .Pages 5- 8 Pages 9-32 Pages 33-56 Pages 57-63 ADNINIS RAT: 3 X -1 51 X X 2 3- X1-Hfx + 'fa fX+'1'-XX+1-J2fX1',1Y- IlUllflIUINUHHHNIUIIUINWIIIIIIIMHIKIINIUIUIIIWIWIMI llWHIMl""T' fmfllWlf'5iggqMlI1IlllIlll'II,llll + 1 W ' A y f Q'. mfg, N 'Q X' ' H ' : ff, 1 f M 7 f Mr. Hunks, Mr. Marshall, Mr. Role, Mr. Campbell, Mr. Scherer, Mr. Legse, Mr. Stork. BOARD QF? EDUCATION As servants of the public and as citizens interested in the best possible public educational service, the Board of Education of the Sycamore Community High School, District 405, is representative of the unsung heroes of public education. Few people realize the important part played by these men in supplying good teachers, providing adequate instructional material, and keeping the school plant in proper condition. The Board of Education meets once a month in Mr. Lease's office, and at other times when a situation arises which needs attention. A major activity of the Board this year was supervising the redecoration of the building, which was greatly appreciated by the students and faculty. Sycamore is indeed fortunate in having Board members who are unselfish and loyal. The Board of Education is truly interested,in the proper education of youth and everyone appreciates this interest and Work in making Sycohi a better high school. FACULTY The students of Sycohi are fortunate in having such a conscientious, cap- able faculty, headed by Mr. Lease as superintendent and Mr. Shrout as principal. Each teacher is well trained in the field he teaches. Although the war has caused a serious shortage, Sycohi has managed to keep its high standards in teaching. ' Richard A. Lease Superintendent oi Schools University of Minnesota. B.A. University of Minnesota, M.A. Home Town: Foley, Minne- sota Margaret Adams English Oberlin, B.A. Middlebury College. MA. Home Town: DeKalb, illi- nois Alton Brand Band, History North Central, B.A. Home Town: Winona, Min nesota Sarah Marie Davis Social Science Coe College, B.A. University of Iowa, M.A. Home Townz' Washington, Iowa Walter E. Hauswald Science Indiana Central College B.A. University of Iowa. M.A. Home Town: Galesburg, Illinois ' . ye xi: X C XS N , " A A A ' C EL , Iesse B. Shrout Principal University of Illinois, B.A. University of Wisconsin, M.A. Home Town: Stonington, Illinois Milton E. Herbst Manual Arts Kalamazoo, B.S. Home Town: Norway, Michigan Dorothy Hoffman English, Physical Education North Dakota State Teach- ers College, B.A. Home Town: Cogswell, North Dakota Marietta Hulbert Commercial University of Wisconsin, B.A. Ripon College Home Town: Burlington Wisconsin Pearllabell Iordon French and English Hiram College, B.A. Institute oi Pennsylvania State College, M.A. Home Town: Mishawaka, Indiana Theodosia Keeler Mathematics University oilllinois, Northwestern University, M.A. Home Town: Earlville, Illi- nois Cora B. Miner Art Valparaiso University Chicago Academy of Fine Arts Home Town: Harvard, Illi- nois - Ellen I. Paterson Home Economics University of Illinois, B.A. University of Wisconsin Home Town: Sycamore, Illinois Kathryn Rueber English ' Northern Illinois State Teachers College, B.A. University oi Illinois, MJT.. University of Wisconsin Home Town: Downers Grove, Illinois Allene Russell Music Lawrence College, B.M. Home Town: Wautoma, Wisconsin Wendell I-I. Schrader Social Science and Physi- cal Education Coe College, B.A. Northwestern University, MA. Home Town: Des Plaines, Illinois Leland Strombom Manual Arts and Physical Education Northern Illinois State Teachers College, B.A. Stout Institute, M.A. Home Town: Sycamore, Illinois ' Richmond Terrell Biology and Agriculture Purdue University, B.S.A.: M.A. Home Town: Kokomo, In- diana Margaret Scarseth Latin and Library St. Olaf College, B.A. University of Iowa, M.A. Home Town: Trempealeau, Wisconsin Ella ,Townsend Secretary Orrs Business College Home Town: Sycamore, Illinois l 555 SENIOR Seniors: American young men and young women' are getting first hand information about government and social conditions in the various nations of the world. It is inevitable that they will measure what they observe by the conditions that exist here at home. Petty fault finding based on political emotionalism will seem shallow and superficial to those men and women who have pledged their lives on the field of battle. They will expect and, perhaps, demand a caliber of statesmanship that will pre- clude the gratification of merely selfish desire. Those of us here at home will be expected to demonstrate that "how we live" is much more important than "how long we live." If the right of the individual to plan his own life in a truly democratic society is to persist, narrow and provincial practices must give place to belief in the possibilities of a better world in which there will be a broader understanding of the obligations of world citizenship. Such understandings should lead ,to a world at peace with less injustice and more social stability. The attitudes that you have developed during the course of your formal education will determine the part that you will play in the development of a better world. The contributions of your life will depend upon the responsibilities that you assume and your faith .in the ability of human beings to better their own conditions. We, the faculty, feel assured that the tasks which will con- front you will not prove to be difficult. We have faith in your ability to work constructively. Most sincerely, R. A. Lease r MARILYN KING .................,.........,.... CLASS OFFICERS .TREASURER ROBERT MEIER ......... ......... V ICE PRESIDENT MISS ADAMS ............ ........ F ACULTY ADVISER ROBERT DOTY ............. ... ................ PRESIDENT MIRIAM IESPERSEN ........... ........... ECRETARY CATHERINE ALLEN Allied Youth, 1, 2, 3, G.A.A., 1, 2 Home EC, Club, 3 ROBERT ALLEN THORALD ANDERSON F.F.A.. l Track, l Basketball, l fMgr.l VERA ANGEL Transferred from Sullivan High School. Chicago IEAN ARISON Girls' Chorus, l, 2. 3, 4 A'cappella, 1, 2, 3, 4 Madrigal Club, 2 Operetta. 2, 4 Dramatics Club, 4 Pep Club, 4 Allied Youth, 4 National Honor Society, 3, lSecretary, 3,41 Leaves Staff, l, 2, 3, 4 lEditor, 41 Qs as - X 5 em s S xr., N N 'Y E - -4 M-ts,-nas faqs ee si 4 X. RLLSY. .5 C . Sw A X Q . N S xt. Rst is X A X X X + X X ,S X N Q .ix X bbw . 36 ' VN it wastes ,Nw W- Q Qu by fZf 4 W 'ff 'M' vb f '2 , .... v' mf W W 6 X S 4 NN gags N 4 3 4 Xi X Q X li'tg,.QXt is X R be ss bis r..,,tt X . 4 , st . . .. x 4. mg si-ff' 'wt 4 -4 Y Ns ss ALBERTA LEON BALCOM Home Ee. Club, 2, 3 Dramatics Club, 3 EVADINE BENSON G.A.A.. l Allied Youth, l, 2, 3, 4 Orchestra, l Home Ec. Club, 3, 4 Class Play, 4 Operetta, 2, 4 Chorus, 2, 3, 4 A'cappella, 3, 4 Dramatics Club, 3, 4 Leaves Stall, 4 Pep Club, 4 THOMAS BILLINGS Boys' Chorus, l MARGARET MARY BRANEN G.A.A., 1, 2, 4 Allied Youth, l, 2 Dramatics Club, 3, 4 Pep Club, 4 Chorus, 1,' 2, 3, 4 A'ccppella, 3. 4 Senior Class Play, 4 Operetta, 4 WILLIAM BHOTCKE Football, 1, 4 Spartans Chorus, 1, 2 Dramatics Club, 4 STEPHEN BROWN Allied Youth, l, 2 Intramural, 1, 2, 3, 4 Football Manager RUTH BUZZEIJ. Home Ec. Club, 2. 3, 4 Chorus, 3, 4 A'cappel1a, 4 Operetta, 4 PHYLLIS CARLSON Pep Club, 4 Transferred from Prov' iso High School, Maywood, Ill. WILLIAM CHAMBERS Dramatics Club, 3, 4 F.F.A., 1, 2 Class Plax, 4 lntramura , 1, 2, 3, 4 DONALD CLAPSADDLE Football, 2 Basketball, 1, 2 Intramural, 3, 4 Dramatics Club, 3, 4 , Chorus, 1, 2 A'cappel1a, 2, 4 Class Play, 4 Allied Youth, 1, 2 K ff fi 1 1 S-ziilfizig .. . im so . A . , .. ,M-SiiS?XFr Ss se- ff Get f-1 ,P SFWNS S Vim, .N k 4 . X, .ox As 2 1: J .. ,.::,5S, so f J so ff X... K Surf:-'i 1: t -. A. .wwiqtu .lst,-Ms-. gpg, es, .l,. 1 , .. . -x 1 sk ks 3 X, X, X. sexi s K N i tiki wil EW QXSSXQ Xxx X Z 55 -X x X- R. t . ,L Sf - 3 455,21- 4 4: - Q sl is 'glffwf'-Sl' 'L ELEANOR CLEARY G.A,A., 2, a mired Youth, 1, 2 ELIZABETH BNN COOK G.A.A., 1, 2, 3, 4 Dramatics Club. 3, 4 Nice Pres., 33 tPres,, 4D Pep Club, 4 Leaves Staff, 3 Class Play, 4 ROBERT DOTY Chorus, 1 National Honor Society, Class President, 4 Operetta, 2 Leaves Staff, 4 Football, 2 Intramural, 2 Dramatics Club, 4 Student Council, 3, 4 MARIORIE DU NNING ' , Chorus, 1 DON FIHKINS F.F.A., 1, 2, 3, 4 Chorus, 2 Intramural, 1, 2, 3, 4 4 ELLEN GARMIN G.A.A., 2, 3, 4 1 Dramatics, Club, 8, 4 Home Ec. Club, 4 Leaves Staff, 4 Pep Club, 4 N555 X --ti X 5. . 'NN N' 'S - XXX was . -':' "5 ALICE GILTNBR Chorus, 1 G.A.A.. 2, 3, 4 Band. 4 Pep Club, 4 Cfreas., 41 EDNA GOODLEY Chorus, l, 2 .G.A.A., 1, 2, 3 , Dramatics Club, 3, 4 - Leaves Staff, 3, 4 2 National Honor Society, 4 l LA VICE omssmcsn ' Home Bc. Club, 3, 4 Chorus. 4 1 A'cappella, 4 , Pep Club, 4 , Operetta, 4 l 1 l r IUNE HAEBERLE G.A.A., 1, 2, 3, 4 ' Chorus, l, 2, 3, 4 A'cappella, 3, 4 Band, 1, 2, 3, 4 Leaves Staff, 1. 2. 8 Dramatics Club, 3, 4 Operetta, 2, 4 ERN HANSI-IN G.A.A., l, 2 Dramatics Club, 3, 4 Pep Club, 4 Leaves Staff BLANC!-IEC EVA HUGHES G.A.A., l, 2. 8, 4 Dramatics Club, 3. 4 Pep Club, 4 Cheerleader, 2, 3 Class Secretary, 1 .Operetta, 2, 4 Chorus, 1, 2, 3 A'cappel1a, 3, 4 Leaves Staff, 4 HELEN IRVING Dramatics Club, 3, 4 Allied Youth, 2, 3, 4 lofficerl Home Bc. Club, 4 Leaves Staff, 4 Chorus, 1 Operetla, 4 CAROL IAMES G.A.A., l, 2, 3, 4 Dramatlcs Club, 3, 4 National Honor Society, 3, 4 Nice Pr sl e . Girls' Chorus, 1, 2, 3, 4 A'cappella, 3, 4 Operetta, Z, 4 Leaves Staff, l, 2, 3, 4 Orchestra, 1 ' x F 14 MIRIAM IESPERSEN G.A.A., l, 2, 3, 4 Pep Club, 4 Orchestra, 1 Dramatlcs Club, 3, 4 Chorus, 1 Class Secretary, 4 MARILYN KING G.A.A.. 2 Dramatics Club, 4 Cfreas., 4l Class Treasurer, 4 ' Operetta. 2 Leaves Staff, 4 RALPH LARSON F.F.A., 1, 2, 3, 4 Class Treasurer, 2 Intramural, 4 Class Play. 4 Operetta, 2 Chorus, l, 2, 3 Student Council, 4 ALICE MATTESON G.A.A., 1, 2, 3. 4 Pep Club, 4 lPresident, 43 Orchestra, 1 Chorus, 1, 3, 4 A'cappella, 3, 4 Operetta, 4 Dramatics Club, 3. 4 Leaves Stall, 3 ROBERT MEIER Chorus, 2, 4 Kcappella, 2, 4 Class Vice President, 4 Class Play, 4 Operetta, 2, 4 Dramatics Club, 4 P N'if5SWTXYSQXFE55tsEiW?iFNE1.s.E-f NWN 1 ' Wi e. 111 Niwbliiti Y x 4 s.,Xt X ,,., - , t-,f . . N I Q X X I. as .wg,5'2' , 1 X 4- ' ' qitii ririiqil-Nl sb' 4 A 5 .-':- '- ' , .ss N P5:gisf:-xx -- fffbirrsipiqfw f yrs.-1.-rs of-.T I - I " - 51. of N 153, ' 1 W Wifi: . , I N J SS. 1 T L . xii. - N. 1 4 2,4 .. , Q, 4 Nw 4 ' s -Ssssft.. X . . W NS, is ms, - Qassrt it 1' . as ,. 3 .Ms 51-gsris, -- Q ' ' .1 " ws-:wires DONALD MITTERLING Football, 1, 2, 3, 4 Intramural, 1, 2, 3, 4 Track, 3 Spartan Club, 2, 3, 4 ARTHUR MONTGOMERY Football, 3 Intramural, 2, 3. 4 Allied Youth, 3 Dramatics Club, 3 Boys' Chorus, 1 RALPH MORRISON Football, l, 2, 3, 4 Intramural, 2 Spartan Club, 4 ALVINA McADAMS Chorus, 1 BERNIECE NELSON Home Economics Club, 3 Chorus,x3 Dramatcis Club, 4 Leaves Staff, 4 DOUGLAS MCLEAN Football, 2, 3, 4 Basketball, 1. 2, 3, 4 Intramural, 4 Spartan Club, 4 Dramatlcs Club, 3 Chorus, 1, 2 GERALD MCMENBMIN Track, l, 2 Intramural. 1, 2, 3, 4 Football, 1 Class Play, 4 BERNICE MCDANIELS DOLORES NELSON G.A.A., l, 2, 3, 4 Dramatcis Club, 3, 4 Home Ec. Club, 3, 4 Operetta. 2 Leaves Staff, 4 V7 I 7 RUTH NELSON G.A.A., 1, 2, 3 Girls' Chorus, 1, 2 If MARION NEWMAN G.A.A., 2, 3, 4 Pep Club, 4 Chorus, 1 Orchestra, l Dramatics Club, 3, 4 Leaves Staff, 3, 4 MARIOHIE NIEMEYER Chorus, 1, 2 DONALD PACKARD F.F.A., l, 2, 3, 4 Boys' Chorus, l, 2 Intramural, 1, 2, 3, IAMES PARKER Orchestra, I Band, 1, 2, 3, 4 ' Basketball, 2, 3, 4 Football, 2, 3, 4 4 Intramural, 1, 2, 3, 4 Class President, 3 Spartan Club, 4 Class Play, 4 Dramatics Club, 3, Operetta, 2 Leaves Staff, 2. 3, 4 Boys' Chorus, l, 2 IOAN PAULER G.A.A., 1, 2, 3, 4 Dramatics Club, 3, Operetta, 2, 4 Chorus, 3, 4 A'cappe11a, 3, 4 4 4 REIA PENROD Allied Youth, l, 2. 3, 4 G.A.A., 2, 3 Dramatics Club, 8 ' Operetta, 2, 4 Chorus. 1, 2, 3. 4 A'cappe11a, 3, 4 Band, 3, 4 Leaves Staff, 2, 3, 4 Pep Club, 4 KATHRYN PETERSBN Chorus. 2, 3, 4 Home Ee. Club, 2. 3, 4 Allied Youth. 3, 4 Dramatics Club, 3, 4 A'cappella. 4 Operetta, 4 Pep Club. 4 G.A.A., 4 WULIAM HEUSS Track, 2, 3, 4 Band. 2, 3, 4 i Chorus, 2 Operetta, 2 i Senior Class Play, 4 Dramattcs Club, 4 ELIZABETH RICH Home Ec. Club, 2, 3, 4 lPres., 41 G.A.A., 2, 3, 4 Dramatics Club, 3, 4 Leaves Staff, 4 MARY ROBERTS f G.A.A., l, 2. 3, 4 fTreas., 21 " 1 lPres., 41 Dramatics Club, 3, 4 Allied Youth, 3 i National Honor Society, 3, 4 lPres.l Girls' Chorus, 1, 2, 4 Ncappella, 4 Operetta, 2, 4 Class President, 2 Leaves Stall, l,'2, 3, 4 sbs is 4 S 4 . X, xx nfs 5 , 4 4- X X XX. X 16 SHIRLEY BOTH Allied Youth, l, 2, 3 G.A.A., 2, 4 ' Dramatlcs Club, S, 4 Pep Club, 4 Operetta, 2. 4 Chorus. 1, 2. 3. 4 Home Ec. Club, 4 A'cappella, 4 Leaves Staff, 4 DONALD SABIN Class Play, 4 Chorus, 1, 3, 4 Dramatics Club, 4 A'cappe1la, 3, 4 Allied Youth, 3, 4 Operetta, 4 ELBERT SCOTT F-F-A-. I. 2. 3, 4 lPres., 4, Dramatics Club, 4 Intramural, 1, 2, 3, 4 Class Play, 4 Football, Leaves Staff, 4 VIRGINIA SHARP Chorus, l MARYE PAYE SKELLY G.A.A., l, 2, 3, 4 Allied Youth, l. 2, 3, 4 Nice Pres., 23 Dramatics Club, 3, 4 Pep Club, 4 Leaves Staff, 2, 3, 4 Maiorette, 2, 3, 4 Student Council IPresi2 Nat'l Honor Society l reas.J Class Vice Pres., 1 ' Class Secretary, 3 EVELYN SKOOT G.A.A., l, 2, 3 Girls' Chorus, l. 2, 3 Pep Club, 4 IEANSMITH G.A.A.4' l, 2, Dramatics Club, 4 Allied Youth, 4 Chorus. 1, 2 Pep Club, 4 Leaves Stall, 2, 3 CARI. SWANBBRG F.F.A., 1, 2, 3, 4 Class Secretary, 2 Intramural, I, 2, 3 Class Play. 4 Football, 1, 2, 3, 4' Spartan Club, 2, 3, lVice Pres., 41 'Boys' Chorus, 1, 2 Operetta, 2 GLADYS TALL 4 Class Vice President, 2 G.A.A., l, 2, 3, 4 lSec., 31 Allied Youth, 3, 4 Dramatics Club, 3, 4 Leaves Stall, 3, 4 Chorus, 2, 3. 4 A'cappella, 3, 4 HELEN 'muon G.A.A., 1, 2, 3, 4 Nice Pres., 41 Allied Youth. 1. 2, 3, 4 Class President, l Home Ec. Club, 3, 4 Operetta, 2, 4 Girls' Chorus, l, 2, A'cappella, 4 National Honor Soc 4 iety, Leaves Stati, 2, 3, 4 RUSSELL TAYLOR Football. 1, 2, 3, 4 Spartan Club, 4 lPres.1 A'cappella, 3 Boys' Chorus, 3, 4 Track, 1, 2 Basketball, 4 RUTH TOWNSEND G.A.A., l, 2, 3, 4 Girls' Chorus, 1, 2, 3, 4 Dramatics Club 3, 4 Leaves Staff, 22 3, 4 A'cappella 3, 4 Operetta, 2, 4 BONNEY WARD G.A.A., 1, 2, 3, 4 Girls' Chorus, 1, 2, 3, 4 A'cappella, 3, 4 Allied Youth, l, 2, S, 4 tSec., 41 Dramatics Club, 3, 4. Leaves Stali, 3, 4 IOHN' WELLANDER F.P.A., 1, 2,4 3. 4 Intramural, 1, 2, 3, 4 MBRIORIE WESTLAKE Leaves Staff, 2, 3, 4 Dramatics Club, 4 MARGARET WELIAMSON Home Ee. Club, 2 Chorus, 1, 3, 4 Opereita. 4 A'cappella, 3, 4 . Dramatics Club, 3 Orchestra, I Allied Youth, 2 BETTY WILSON Home Ee. Club, 2. 3, 4 Dramalics Club, 3, 4 ELEANOH WOLFE Home Ec. Club, 2, 3, 4 Dramatics Club, 3, 4 Leaves Staff, 4 N X O X X is X Q W Q X xxx N 3 N QRY x X 4 wi . - .5 s - - is " S vgh sfsw -IQ QS VX - is . i . .X ssxmixi Xi, si . , X. i Kms .. ww . iff' Q f gjiIjSxiNggFl 'Eff - wif Effi- , 1 -sf xx ' X-i.s"- X, y. i . A ,N N' -. .-YI: " . . 'gavfsf i - -if .. A - ' .Sass - s i -we N i-fi X ' Q xxx il Y i , - - . 4- . 1 . X fl-ls CLASS COLOR- Red and White CLASS MOTTO- : -,iq-s5Qgifgfg fseifi A uuu .ig X 4 55 if 5-14 i w is Ks.: 1.42: ,Q -is 1 - Siiif Su N N X 4 X SQ, s 3 sh X is Q R X SN Q S 4 X gy X S XX "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield." CLASS FLOWER- Red and White Rose 3...--1-.--.. --T1-.-..-. .--i--1 .-..1-.L f Z fy, rs.. i,.,i.1.- 1- +, . - the-5 l 'rf Iwi!! I il 1 -W fy 1. I u .llllullmwflx I 3 Q: Q ' i 1 5 V Z E -, ,, -- ' px 1- ' i -4 he ff -ef ai ppl- 1 ' ?':Af31f,i'l,K,'i ll 4 , "7 " "5 H .Y 'fl Tv -'+:, , 'vi 5 Q , 1 " a'-fQxQ9g,'s'-,f2!1l' f 4. - 514.425 A. ' -vi -J N "'-if ' ir eff --gg: ll ,. "' , lglff ff..-..,,gr1l 51 ,S - 1 li , N 'I Y I 'N M0 '70 nm. WI' il' 1 QU- QKQWNYHN xl yrllv I A ,. O 'I' 'Hx' u-ni: ,vi xx, W yH xml, 3 '.,H.r,1 fm- r , - X I - 'i If ROBERT YAFFE Orchestra, 1 Band, 1, 2. 3, 4 .Allied Youth, l, 2, 3 lTreas., Sl Chorus, 2, 3 A'cappe1la, 2, 3 Operetta, 2 Dramatics Club, 3, 4 ELAINE YOUNGMAN' Chorus, 1, 2 Leaves Siclff, 2, 3, 4 Class Treasurer, 3 Allied Youth. 4 Pep Club, 4 Dramalics Club, 4 CLASS OF "4-4" ABC's from the primers we learned long ago, But here are some new ones our high school should know A is for Miss Adams, our sponsor so dear, And our class is guarded with an Angel here. Catherine and Bob Allen in the A's do run: The D.A.R. award, by lean Arison was won. Anderson we all know as "The Breath of Spring." Now B stands for Benson, her ditties we sing: P Next will come Balcom, Billings, Brenda and Browng Cook and Clapsaddle in the play won renown. Then C's for Carlson, Cleary, and Chambers, too. D is for Dunning, when our bills will come due, Also Bob Doty, class president is he. E is for endeavor, in this We agree. F stands for Firkins, our farmer so true. G is ,for Gibson, he's a tease through and through, Also for Garman, Giltner, and Goodley, three more. And still we have Grissinger to add to this score. While H is for Haeberle, Hansen, and Hughes, l is for Irving, Clarence Floit to amuse. I stands for Iespersen, who writes all our facts, And Carol Iames with her music she attracts. King is our treasurer, so dainty and neat, And now Ralph Larson the L does complete. M is for Meier, vice president you see. This long line of M's I did not foresee, Matteson, McAdams, Morrison and McLean: Mitterling with Ioan in a red car was seen. McDaniels and McMenamin, too, are here. . Next N is for Niemeyer and Newman this year, And with the three Nelsons we have lots of fun. O is a zero, of these we have none. P for 'Pauler and Kay Peterson does stand, And also for Penrod, who plays in the band. Packard is a car, and Parker is a pen, After the war we will have plenty of them. Q stands for quantity and quality, too, While others are serving the Red, White and Blue. Rich, Rote, to Reuss, "go to Roberts for gas". Skoot, Shroutl look Sharp, here comes the '44 class Skelly twirls accompanied by Sabin, And Swanberg plays football, attempting to win. Iean Smith and Elbert Scott in the S's have we. With two Taylors our sewing troubles are free. We walked the Townsend to find'Gladys Tall: ' We found her gathering white roses for all. U is United, the way we all stand. V is for Victory, awaiting our land. W is for Wolfe, but who's afraid of her? Also for Wellander with his motorcycle purr. A namesake have we of Montgomery and Ward, Also for Westlake who won an art award. Williamson and Wilson end this group, you know. X is for our classmates who left long ago. Youngman and Yaffe, the Y do uphold. And now all the names ot the seniors are told. Last, Z stands for Zeal: we have plenty you see, Our class is complete now from A unto Z. -Ruth Buzzell fm SENIOR CLASS WILL . Being battered in body, warped mentally, and thoroughly shattered in hope, we, the stupendously successful Class of 1944. depart from the lofty halls of Sycohi and leave this sacred document as our last will and testament. Catherine Allen just couldn't bear to leave Tommy, so hand in hand they depart. Robert Allen leaves his delivering job at Strain's to Bruz Whitney. Now you and Millie won't have to walk any more, Bruz. Thorald Anderson wills his cave man tech- nique to Bob Bickford. Take my word for it, Bob, that just kills the ladies. Vera Angel leaves that tantalizing wink to her little brother. Try this for date bait, Frank. lean Arison wouldn't consent to leave all of her height, but she finally decided she could spare a foot or two to Raymond Howe. With this you'll really have something, Gussie. Alberta Balcom leaves her nickname of "Shorty" to Ted Anderson. Evacline Benson bestows her bangs on Helen Winfrey. Anything- but that Veronica Lake! Tom Billings leaves his remarkable ability to get along with his teachers to lean Cham- bers. Now wait a minute! Bill Brotcke bestows his beautifully bowed legs on Bill Giltner. Howdy, pardner. Margaret Branen leaves her make-up kit and come-hither personality to Lois Conley. Be aggressive, Lois. Stevie Brown bequeaths his teddy bear contours to Mr. Schrader. Now maybe those girls can come out of that coma and pay at- tention in class. Ruth Buzzell buries her nickname "Buzzul" six feet under, praying that it may rest in peace. Phyllis Carlson leaves her natural red hair to all discouraged gals who've tried for years to do it with henna. Hi, Peg! Willie Chambers donates his pug nose to Mr. lHerbst. Cough! Don Clapsaddle wills his love 'em and leave 'em technique to Floyd Kocher. At least it's sharin' him, Fat. Eleanor Cleary leaves her quiet comment of "ich" to Allan Doane. You'll find it's lots easier on the blood pressure, Allan. Liz Cook leaves lackadaisicallope to Miss Paterson to replace her galloping gait. Bob Doty leaves his immaculate grooming and urbane manners to Clark Rich. Marjorie Dunning lends her propeller-like hairdo to the U. S. Army Air Corps for the duration. Don Firkins leaves his splendid physique to Ken ll-lerculesl Rudy. Are we kiddinl? Ellen Garrnan 'leaves her T.N.T. ltrirn 'n tinyl waistline to Anold Swanson. Whistle! Clyde CCasanovaJ Gibson leaves his effer- vescent personality to the Bromo-Seltzer people. Alice Giltner leaves her seat in the Honor Society to Donald Hale. Now you won't have to worry about keeping eligible, Don. Edna Goodley charges out of the west en- trance, guns madly up State Street, and turns in at "Tony's". She can't wait to get to that back booth for a drag on a fag. LaVic:e Grissinger leaves her cracks about pans, to liven up next year's Senior English classes. For explanation, see any of this year's 4C students. s . Iune Haeberle leaves in a mad rush for the Johnson-VanNatta Funeral Home. Oh my no, she ain't gonna die. She just wants to help spend all the money they'll rake in putting away all the departed "Barbs" that'll pile up after the last Sycamore-DeKalb game. lean Hansen leaves her quiet, dainty ways to Ianie Hayes. Don't worry too much, Ianie, you can still cut loose when you're pounding boogie woogie. Blanche Hughes gives her collection of purple and gold clothes to the cheerleader. This'll save buying outfits, kids. Helen Irving willingly leaves her residence in DeKalb to any enamoured wolves who don't have a C card. Oh, Clarence-I Carol Iames leaves her ability to get what she wants to anyone who wants to go places. Miriam Iespersen leaves her nickname of "Mermiumumumurn" pop, to anyone who wants to suffer. Marilyn King leaves her perpetual crushes on fellows to Bonnie Mumaw. lt'l1 liven up your life lots, Bonnie. Ralph Larson leaves his brilliant portrayal of the' Parson in the class play to Bob West- berg. The inhabitants of our village breathe a sigh of relief. Alice Matteson leaves her pep and vitality to the future president of the Pep club. Rah! Rah! Rah! Robert Meier bestows his enthusiasm for airplanes to Ioe Anding. Anything to get his mind off the women. .Don Mitterling leaves for the army, but not before tagging Ioan with "Keep off, you wolvesl" Art Montgomery wills his crew cut to Ianet Cone. Au Revoir to the days of pin curls, Ianet. SENIOR CLASS WILL , Ralph Morrison leaves his strong, silent charm to Iames Crosby Schwab. With our little wolf reformed it'll be safe to go out on the street nights. Alvina McAdams leaves her colorful career as a waitress to Nancy Slezak. You meet more interesting people this way. Berniece McDaniels leaves her fiery tern- per to Betty Nowlen. Better beware all you who heckle Betty. Douglas McLean leaves his typical Irish- ness to Wes Iohnson. Need we say more? Gerald McMenamin leaves The Ford to Mr. Hauswald. Now you can put that bicycle in dry dock, "Hausie." Bernice Nelson leaves her neatly curled hair to Genevieve Russell. Neat hair is more alluring than that Charles Atlas course, Gen. Delores Nelson leaves her "cuddle up a little closer" line to Miss Reuber. Who's kid- din' who? Ruthie Nelson leaves her bangs to Mr. Shrout. Marion Newman wills her belligerent manner to Helmer Nelson. He has to have something to protect himself. Marjorie Niemeyer leaves her live alone and like it philosophy to Eddie Cook. This I've gotta seel Don Packard gives his harem of DeKalb women to George Clark. We'll get even with the DeKalb gals this way. Jimmy Parker leaves his remarkably good looks and "All American Boy" complex to Watson Bennett. Enter a new and more fascin- ating Watson. . ' Ioan Pauler leaves her beauty marks to Dorothy Wampole. Reta Penrod leaves her fits of violence as a committee chairman to anyone who wants a quick ticket to Elgin. Kathryn Petersen leaves her curvacious loveliness to Tooty Bauer. Oh come now! Bill Reuss bequeaths his disgust for women to Gussie Gustafson. He won't give the gals a break anyway. ' Liz Rich hesitated to leave but finally de- cided it wouldn't be too bad since Red lives out in her direction anyway. Mary Roberts graciously.grants her teeth braces to Marilyn Adee. You'll have an extra pair now in case you swallow yours, Fat. Shirley Rote leaves her swoons over any handsome he-man to Meri. tl-lave you seen Shirley's locker door?l Donny Sabin wills his ioy for iive to Miss Scarseth so she can be a iitterbug. too. Elbert Scott leaves his stirring, portrayal of Mr. Witherspoon to Frankenstein. Maybe this will give him a new lease on life. Virginia Sharp leaves her pomp and pious- ness to Ioy Niebergall. My how quiet things have grown. Frankly, Marye Faye is worried: there isn't another Skelly to inherit Bob Larson. Evelyn Skoot lends her little Ford to any- one who wants to get around. lean Smith leaves her priority on Miss E. Y. to Bernard McMillian. I Gladys Tall leaves her interest in the Navy to Ioe Minnahan. Use it as a morale builder when you're on K.P., Ioe. Carl Swanberg leaves his prize winning menagerie to the F.F.A. Quit drooling, kids, that doesn't mean Mary. Helen Taylor leaves her bland innocence to anyone who wants to get away with murder. Russ Taylor leaves his razor to Bobby CPeach-fuzzl Hennis. Ruthie Townsend leaves her Rogues Gal- lery of droolable males to any girl who wants to brighten a dull evening. Bonney Ward wills her pass to South Da- kota to anyone who needs new hunting terri- tory, and we do mean lean Smith lFreshmanl. Owwwl ' Iohn Wellander leaves his motorcycle to Mrs. T. so she can tear out and round up any truants. ' Marge Westlake leaves her artistic but quiet life to Clara Louise Sundly. ' Margaret Williamson leaves her sense of humor to Tommy Fenwick. Anything but that corn. Tommy. Betty Wilson leaves her boisterous per- sonality to Audrey McCullah. Eleanor Wolfe, the perfect example of the domestic type, leaves this characteristic to Eileen Askelson. Try the homemaker line, Eileen. Bob Yaffee leaves those trumpet lips to Herb Renwick. Let's polish up that old tech- nique, Herb. Elaine Youngman leaves her job at the Na- tional Tea to Donna Brotcke. You'll find it's a marvelous supplement to your diet, Donna. Filed: and forgotten by said testators who hope no one ever brings it up again. Signed. THE CLASS OF '44 ' ' 21 SENIOR CLASS IPROPHECY In 1965 while touring the South Sea Islands our ship anchored in the harbor of the tiny islet of Sniff for repair. As I stood by the rail- ing who did I see but jim Parker, diving for pennies. I was sure it was he. Hearing me he swam toward the ship. He explained that five years after graduation Mr. Shrout found it was one of the seniors in the class of "44" who had draped a scarf around the statue of Lincoln in the main hall. This awful disgrace caused them to flee to this tropical isle and establish the village of Sychoinskidinski. I asked the captain for permission to go ashore. As Iimmy and I walked down the beach to the settlement, we came upon the entrance to a huge cave. jimmy explained that the high priestess of the village resided here. I entered alone and saw a small woman, whose face was thickly veiled, sitting on an elaborate throne. As soon as her guards had left, she removed her veil, and she was none other than Marilyn King. She explained that after she and Bob had broken up for the hundredth time, she had decided to become a priestess and devote her life to the study of the super- natural. I heard the sound of an old Model A Ford outside the cave, and Don Clapsaddle, a prosperous fisherman, entered with a basket of fresh fish for the priestess. Passing under a cocoanut tree I chanced to look up and saw a cocoanut heading straight for me. I jumped aside just in time and heard a chuckle. There in the tree sat Donny Sabin, with a silly grin on his face. Don told me that he spent most of his time there, waiting for people to pass underneath so he might try his skill at cocoanut shooting. Sabin was still just a playboy at heart. Further on I caught a glimpse of some- thing red and came upon Phyllis Carlson and Bill Brotche arguing. I stepped around them and caught some of Bill's conversation: "Mine's redcler than yoursl" A short distance from there I heard the loud blast of a trumpet and saw a figure dash by shouting, "Charge, We're off to Panama." Yes, it was Billy Reuss, still believing he was Teddy Roosevelt. While digging near the vill- age he had come upon the bones of a dino- saur, he was now the president of a large excavating company. I was distracted from Billy by a mob of children 'who had run to meet me. I was amazed to learn that these eight rowdy young- sters belonged to Gladys Tall. I never found out who the lucky father was, but the triplets bore a remarkable resemblance to a certain navy veteran. Q Entering Sycoinskidinski I noticed a large neon sign on one of the huts. It read "Mad- ame La Patcho School of Beauty Culture." I entered and saw Madame La Patcho applying lipstick to one of her customers. As Madame pushed back her hair from her eyes, I saw that she was Margaret Mary Brannen. She was on her way to instruct a class on how not to apply make-up. Her rival across the road was Marion New- man. She had many original ideas on hair styles, such as the cannibal upsweep and the cut-to-the-waist bob. Edna Goodley, a typical housewife, came daily to this beauty parlor to have her eyebrows plucked and restyled. The natives became so entranced by her ex- treme eyebrow styles that everywhere she went, a long line of them followed her. Another patron of the salon was Bob Doty, who came for marcelle waves. Bob had to look his best, for he was in the ladies' shoe business and worked hard getting shoes on the feet of native women. I heard laughter from the open door of one of the huts and looking in saw Liz Cook, under the name of Mademoiselle Bilge, sticking one foot in her mouth and the other around her neck in mid-air. Meanwhile Alice Matteson was telling a funny story, and Shirley Rote was making faces at the audience. All the spectators were enjoying this except Iune Haeberle and Gladys Tall, who did not know what it was all about. To insure laughter, "Dirt Gets In Your Eyes" Margaret William- son had been planted in the crowd to give forth her best giggles at the proper time. Later while Carol james held the attention of the listeners, Liz, Shirley, and Alice went through the audience stealthily picking pockets to strengthen their financial status. Thorald Anderson took them to and fro in his purple truck to keep any stray wolves away. Proceeding down the main street, I came to a two-story hut, the Sychoinskidinski Grade School. I entered hurriedly, hoping to find some old friends, and, sure enough, the kin- dergarten teacher was Bonney Ward. She was surrounded by a group of children to whom she was reading Leo Tolstoy's, "War and Peace". As I was about to go, I overheard one of the small girls inquire, "Mommy, what is daddy making for supper?" I concluded that she was Bonney's little daughter: I wonder who's boss in that family. Iean Hansen was teaching third grade. She explained that since she and lean Smith had both qualified for the position, they had tossed a coin to see who would get the job. a r- . SENIOR CLASS PROPHECY H Thanks to a two-headed coin Miss Hansen won. Meanwhile lean was out canvassing the villagers for votes so that she might be elected superintendent of schools and oust lean Han- sen from her position. In the second grade I saw Miriam lespersen, eagerly reciting the alphabet to her teacher. Miriam practiced shorthand so much in her high school days that she had forgotten how to write longhand. In the science department were Professors Robert Meier and William Chambers, violently arguing about the Law of Red and Yellow Hats. As far as I could make out, Professor Meier was winning the argument because he had only one black eye whereas Professor Chambers had two. On my way out of the school I heard one of the teachers saying, "The other day daddy said he'd take me to the theater to see Ma- demoiselle Bilge if I'd come home right after school hours". Yes, it was Marge Dunning, still talking about her daddy. Out in the open I heard a loud roar in the sky and saw a plane coming straight toward me. Since some of the natives threw them- selves flat on the ground, I did the same. Luckily the maniac at the controls pulled out of the dive in time to prevent a crash. Ioan Pauler was piloting this craft under the instruc- tion of Don Mitterling. They were still going steady, but as yet Ioan didn't have a ring because Don's plane required much gasoline and he couldn't afford both. Marjorie Niemeyer and Ruthie Nelson were hard at work making costume jewelry from sea shells. When they had finished some new ornaments, Marge would parade the streets with them to drum up new business. Ruthie always followed Marge on these excursions to capture prospective customers and usher them into their shop. In this manner the two enterprising women had set up a notorious but profitable business. Reaching the very heart of the settlement, I heard the strange chants of the village medi- cine man who was stirring a boiling kettle of liquid. Under the coating of war paint was Ralph Larson. I tried to speak to him, but he only shook his head and continued stirring. I was becoming hungry and entered .a grocery store. This store was run by Tommy Billings and his wife, the former Catherine Allen. Tommy, Ir., who was now ten years old, was delivery boy. Their best customer was Steve Brown whose fondness for peanuts had' persisted throughout the years. Steve had gone into the coal business right after graduation but now was delivering ice to the people on the island. On my way through the village, I noticed that one of the dwellings had a Red Cross flag floating above it. I was told that here Bob Yaffe, M.D., treated cases of many un- pronounceable diseases. His capable nurses were Elizabeth Rich, Dolores Nelson, and Kath- erine Peterson, all of whom fought over who would carry the doctor's bag. Adjoining the hospital were the undertaking parlors owned and operated by Gerald IX-'lcMenamin and Iune Haeberle. Iune had taken a fancy to this busi- ness during her high school days. Gerald was also enthusiastic about his job and was constantly thinking up subtle ways of obtain- ing new corpses. He and the minister, Art Montgomery, were good friends. "Burrhead" had changed and was now' a quiet, respected gentleman who lived with Don Firkins. Passing Don's home, which was a large, elaborate dwelling, I saw him sitting on the lawn smoking a pipe. Bernice McDaniels and Alberta Balcom, were fanning him with palm leaves. Don had inherited a great deal of money right after graduation and had brought it with him to the island. He had-put up the financial backing for Elaine Youngman's new face lotion guaranteed to remove any and all freckles. But the customers also got skinned when they bought it. Passing another hut I saw Clyde Gibson down on his hands and knees before a small spaded plot in which could be seen a few green shoots. Clyde proudly informed me that he was growing petunias, sweet peas, and nastursiums. He has wanted to be a gardener for many years but only lately had he found time for it. Another horticulturist, Ralph Mor- rison, alias Burbank the second, was crossing a cabbage with a pea to obtain heaven knows what. . Eleanor Cleary had become a cook, famous for her rabbit-ear pudding. Her chief tester was Virginia Sharp who gained two pounds a day as a result, and,now had become so large that she could easily wear a size twelve dress. . Adjacent to Miss Cleary's cooking labora- tory was the "Outdoor Testing Kitchen" run by Bernice Nelson, Ellen Garman, Betty Wilson, and Helen Irving. These girls worked day by day concocting new foods to besafely de- voured by the Sniff Islanders. Before allow- ing the public to use their new recipes the girls fed -the food in question to Helen's hus- band, a certain farm lad from Mayfield. When I asked Helen if it wasn't dangerous to feed her husband these strange foods, she merely SENIOR CLASS PROPHECY replied, "No, he has a life insurance policy." Continuing my tour of the village I almost fell over LaVice Grissinger who was sitting in the pathway with a ouiegie board. She was calling it names because it wouldn't tell her when her husband would be home. I never knew LaVice had such a temper. Along this same path there were trees lay- ing across the way. Directly ahead I saw a man powerfully swinging an axe against a tree trunk. The large muscular man was Carl Swanberg. He explained that he was the vil- lage carpenter, but that at present he was cutting down trees for exercise only. Before I had a chance to leave, a woman came down the road with a huge basket, bulging with food for Carl's lunch. No wonder he was such a husky man with a good wife like Mary Roberts to cook for him. As a hobby Mary did por- trait paintings. Later I came upon a group of laborers, who were ardently at work leaning on their picks and shovels. I saw the letters S. I. L. on their shirts, and as I drew nearer I found that these ditch diggers were Russ Taylor, Doug McLain, and Iohn Wellander. The S. I. L. stood for the organization of ditch diggers known as the "Sniff Island Loafers". As we talked a woman in blue jeansapproached shouting, "You men get to work there. What do you think this is, a kindergarten?" To my astonishment the boss of the laborerswas Evelyn Scoot. I guess she is still ruling men with an iron hand. I went on my way. Eleanor Wolfe, her mouth full of pins, hurried by without seeing me. She was the dressmaker in the village and received much business after Ruth Town- send started the vogue for grass skirts. Ruthie began most of the vogues - the good and the bad. While the mothers were having new clothes fitted by Eleanor, they left their babies with Ruth Buzzell. Ruth was willing to take care of all children from the ages of one to twenty-five. Of course, she preferred the older ones. She was often hired by Alvina McAdams and Vera Angel, who were both married and had families of their own. For some time I had noticed small scraps of paper lying here and there on the ground. Picking one up I saw that it was covered with figures. These slips finally led me to one of the huts, in which Helen Taylor and Alice Giltner sat, scratching their heads over a pile of papers laying on the table in front of them. They paused to tell me that they worked day and night figuring out the income tax of the islanders. They were having no end of trouble. In desperation they consulted Beta Penrod's library, but as yet Evadine Benson, had not written a book on taxes. Beta Pen- rod, Evadine Benson, and Marjorie Westlake had worked up a profitable business together. Evadine wrote books, Marjorie illustrated them, and Beta ran the rental library. All books published by these girls had been read by lean Arison, now a profound thinker and philosopher. She could often be seen walking around in a trance reciting Moth- er Goose rhymes to herself. Outside of the settlement I came to the "Hairless Monkey Farm" owned by Elbert Scott and Donald Packard of F.F.A. fame. Elbert distracted the monkeys by pulling their tails and throwing water in their faces, while Don cautiously removed their hair with tweezers. These hair-ridden monkeys brought extremely high prices from zoos. Making my way back to the ship I saw a delapitated hut near a rippling stream. On the bank of the stream sat a bearded old her- mit, leisurely fishing and uttering the words, "I hate women". After talking to him for a while he informed me that he was Bob Allen. It seems that after Marilyn had become a priestess, he decided to take up the life of a hermit just to spite her. As I left him there by the stream I could still hear him muttering, "I hate women". Toward evening I reached the beach and saw a large sailing vessel anchored. Marye Faye Skelly and Blanche Hughes were on board. They were the proprietors of the "Dive and Grab Pearl Company". They had found one of the largest pearls known to man, but had thrown it back into the sea because they could think of no logical way to divide it. After conversing with these two friends, I boarded the ship. I took one last look at the island. I wondered if the people of Sychoin- skidinski would ever leave this carefree life to retum to civilization. Lea Banks, winner of Science Award, 1943. lean Arison, winner of D.A.R. Good Citizenship award. ' Henry Stevens, another winner of Science Award, 1943. Our capable caretakers. Miss Paterson and the Magazine Cor test winners. Welll What's the matter, Ed? Now, Dr. Einsteinl Leaves Concert ushers. ROW l: James Ioslyn, Raymond Howe, Ruth Coan, Donna Brotcke, Dorothy Bleifuss, Miss Hulbert, Jean Chambers, Ieanne Denby, Thomas Fenwick, Paul Dunning. ROW 2: Wesley Iohnson, Grace Holt, Ioan Hoffman, Sonia Iohnson, Rose Hoffman, Sally Ellis, Peggy Geithman, Gloria Gregory, Doris Hamm, Pauline Hoffman, Robert Eklund, George Halsted. . ROW 3: Russell Iespersen, Albert Harris, Edward Cook, Watson Bennett, Dale Gustafson, Fred Iansen, William Giltner, Robert Bickford, William Binkley, Frank Carter, Calvin Doty, Donald Delsz. JUNIOR CLASS To add a somber note of dignity to the old alma mater, the Iunior class voted for dark brown sweaters with white letters. After a very long delay, the prized sweaters finally did arrive here, in spite of some people's morbid expectations that the factory had burned clown and no one would ever get them. The Iuniors are not all dignity as can be proved by the Iunior-Senior Prom, which was held on May 6. As the top social event of the year, the prom lived up to everyone's expectations, and much credit is due to the hard working committees and the able supervision of Miss Hulbert. Also on the bright side are the Iuniors who keep up the school spirit as a cheerleader, Nadine Randolph, baton twirler, Sally Ellis: flag twirler, Merrie Peterson: and members of the band who are as follows: Edward Cook, Ieanne Denby, Bill Giltner, Dale Gustafson, Fred Iansen, Keith Michael, Mildred Miner, Janet Pearson and Ruth lean Whitman. I The class is not lacking in athletic-minded persons either, and is proud to have such athletes as Wes Iohnson, Floyd Kocher, Ioe Minnihan, Carlton Whitney, Jimmy Roush, Watson Bennet, Bill Giltner, Bill Milligan, and others. ROW 1: William Swedberq, Arthur Peck, Nadine Randolph, Doris Rhodes, Clara Sundly, Helen Winfrey, Mildred Miner, Ruth Jean Whitman, Arnold Swanson. ROW 2: Keith Michael, Roland Wylde, Donald Kaminski, Bennie Stephenson, Raymond Lloyd, Merrie Peterson, Janet Pearson, Lois Loptien, Lillian Utter, Barbara Nelson. ROW 3: Robert Larson, Gerald Lindgren, Robert Lindquist, Richard Sparrow, James Roush, Floyd Kocher, William Milligan, Joe Minnihan, Carlton Whitney. JUNIOR OFFICERS Mildred Miner ........ ....... T reasurer Floyd Kocher ....... ....... S ecretary James Roush ...................... President Miss Hulbert .......... Faculty Adviser Wesley Johnson ...... Vice President 41 P P 21 ROW l: Doris Hillquist, Betty Eklund, Marilyn Miller, Shirley McGetrick, Audrey Knudsen, Helen Montgomery, Miss Paterson, Doris Griffith, Georgianne Bauer, Mary Lou Mathey, Jean Fellinger, Eleanore Loptien. ROW 2: Alice Iohnson, Sylvia Gronberg, Duane Ells, William Bridgewater, Robert Lindstrom, Arthur Merchant, Lois Conley, Lorraine Lindaas, Shirley Howe, Bernard McMillan, Donald Burrow. ROW 3: Melvin Iohnson. Alvin Mlrotznik, Fred Larson, Ted Anderson, Vincent Ahnquist, Richard Hale, Donald Hale, George Clarke, Robert Hennis, Wilired Deutsch. ,SCPHOMCRES A The survivors of last year's Freshman class are now Sophomores. All of us came back from our first year at Sycohi with the exception of one new- comer. This addition to our ranks is Ieanette Taylor. The Sophomore class is well represented in sports and other activities. Dick Wallace, Bill Westerbeck, Ted Anderson, Duane Ells, Bob Lindstrom, Kenny Rudy, Iames Thornton, Ierry Taylor, Fred Larson, Bob Hennis, and Donald Hale made up a large part of the lightweight football and basketball squads. Ted Anderson and Donald Hale also did their share in helping out the Spartans in the basketball tournaments. The girls help support G.A.A. and Pep Club. We also boast two baton twirlers, Audrey Knudsen and Doris Griffith: and two cheerleaders, Norma Swanson and Georgianne Bauer. The band members from the Sophomore class are Iean F ellinger, Georgianne Bauer, Betty Eklund, Doris Hillquist, Norma Swanson. Leon Singleton, Keith Sellers, Richard Pearson, Donald Burrow, Fred Larson, Bettie Turkleson, Nancy Slezak, Arline Swanson, Helen Montgomery, and Genevieve Russell. There are also several in our ranks who belong to chorus and a few with special parts in the-operetta. B The traditional Sophomore Dance, although postponed because of flu, was finally held on February twenty-sixth. Although the attendance was not as good as was expected, everyone who came thoroughly enjoyed it. Some of the girls put on a very clever program about George Washington. It was considered by many to be one of the best programs of the year. This year, instead of four class officers, there are only three. We chose as president, Ted Anderson: vice president, Vincent Ahnquist: and Georgianne Bauer as our secretary-treasurer under the sponsorship of Miss Paterson. I SOPHOMORE OFFICERS Vincent Ahnquist...Vice President Ted Anderson ................... President Miss Paterson ...... Faculty Adviser Georqianne Bauer .............. .-Treas.. ROW 1: Leonard Wolfe, Arline Swanson, Betty Nowlen, Norma Swanson, Mary Underwood, Bar bara Sjostrom, Rose Thompson, Lester Wolfe, Robert Tyrrell: ROW 2: Clark Rich, Robert Pearson, Marvin Roush, Keith Sellers, Nancy Slezak, Dorothy Wampole Genevieve Russell, Esther Williamson, Margaret Parker. ' ROW 3: David McNamara, Donald Rich, Richard Pearson. Richard Wallace, William Westerbeck Leon Singleton, Kenneth Westberq, Kenneth Riidy, Jerry Taylor, Iohn Rich. P r t I 1 I , 29 I 1 ROW 1: John Astling, Marjorie Bolander, Lois Johnson, Peggy Kallembach. Donald Gustafson, Janet Cone, Miss Jordan, Elmer Hughes, Donna Carlson, Melody Holt, Marylou Horne, Edward Butzow, William Keller. ROW 2: Roy Bergeson, Elliott Doane, Florence Hale, Barbara Denby, Alice Clarner, Ida Arison, Elvin Carlson, Jane Hayes, Gerald Applegate, Edwin Harding, Clifford Ells, Philip Floit, John Bennett, Richard Amundsen. ROW 3: Joseph Anding. Donald Kallembach, Viola Alexander, Darlene Hoffert, June Freiwald, Janet Anderson, Gordon Drayton, Joyce Aita, Irene Cleary, Bruce Hudson, Ted Jackson, Wesley Elliott, Merrill Dunning, Amos Buettell, Allan Doane. FRESHMEN On September 7, the 1943-44 high school term started. A red-letter day to most, it was a black-letter day to the Freshmen. Finding their homerooms was quite a task, but after pestering older students with myriad questions, most of the Freshmen found their homerooms. After more hunting tWhat are we, any- way, Freshmen or bloodhounds?l, the various classrooms were found. After writing our name, address, age, etc., innumerable times for the satisfaction of the teachers, we were allowed to go home. Back next day, our books in our newly-found lockers, we proceeded to classes with a measure of confidence. But this feeling lasted only a short time. Initiation was coming, and soon. . October 22 was the date set for the meeting of the kangaroo court. The Freshman boys seemed very silent that day. At last all went to the gym and the murder began. Everyone was having a swell time twell, almost everyonel. But the girls were not to get off easily. On one sunny October day the halls of Sycohi had a bumper crop of gunnysacks, pigtails, cardboard boxes tior carrying booksl, tennis shoes without laces, and lipstick that looked like it had been applied with a paint brush. Also, it is rumored that thirty-odd noses were dirty all day from bowing to G.A.A. members. The holiday vacation was very welcome, with little or no schoolwork to do. A flu epidemic kept many out of school between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so many in fact, that Mr. Shrout got writer's cramp from making out admit slips. Back to school, semester tests were only a short way off. On January 20 and 21, this milestone was passed tby rnostl. The second semester, with its varied vacations, was soon over. Pleasant memories, for finals were coming. These really tell the story. The Freshmen have taken a great interest in school activities. They are a great help to both the boys' and girls' choruses. Fourteen members are active in the band. Several Freshmen work on both the Editorial and Business staffs of the LEAVES. Almost every organization has Freshmen in its membership. The lightweight football squad had more F reshies than Sophomores. The basket- ball team, too, has its quota of Freshmen. l The Freshman class seems to be doing more than its share in almost all school activities, and is looking ahead with pleasure to the rest of its years at Sycohi. ' FRESHMAN OFFICERS rudrey McCu1lah ....... Treasurer tary Taylor ................. Secretary .Ilan Doane ................. President :met Cone .........,. Vice PI9Sld91'1t liss Iordan ........ Faculty Adviser ROW 1: Helmer Nelson, Virginia Peyton. Marion Lindgren, Velma McMillan, Dorothy King, Grace Lindquist, Patricia Parker, Marilyn Lloyd, Ioy Niebergall, lean Smith, Robert Wallace, LaVern London, Robert Westberq, Chester Wiq. .ROW 2: Mary Taylor, Louise Woodward, Rose Rickard, Lillian Singleton, Donna Wisted. Ioyce Lavigne, Margaret Morgan, Emily Pfaii, Shirley Paris, Dorothy Palm, Dolores Meier, Jean Lindahl, Audrey McCullah, Donald Stearns, Richard Shott, Iames Schwab, Ierry Cook. ROW 3: Esther Strong, Mary Iean Scheffers, Bettie Turkelson, Elise Singer, Richard Smith, Stuart Nelson, James Potter, Rex Morrison, Herbert Renwick, Jack Gray, Harold Patterson, Donald Tedford, Laurence Packard, Stanley Racich, Howard Scott, Richard Underwood, Milton West- lake, Merle Swedberg. I l Blooming biologists. Cake or cookies? Aeronauiics wind tunnel. Caught in the act! Pinwheel playmates. I -A X,-Ngvxx Our loss, Marines' gain. Typical Irish grin, eh, Johnson? And now-the Navy. Wash day? Home practice in cheering. UI HIE iz?" ROW 1: Berniece Nelson, Ida Arison, William Chambers, Ruth lean Whitman, Iecxn Arison, Carol James, Ellen Gorman, Edna Goodley, Evadine Benson. ROW 2: James Parker, Norma Swanson, Arnold Swanson, lack Gray, Elliott Doane, Elaine Young- man, Shirley Rote, Miss Paterson, Miriam Iesperson, Richard Sparrow, Helen Irving, Marys Faye Skelly, Marion Newman. EDITORIAL STAFF Although the war seems to be having quite an effect on many things this year, the 1944 edition of Leaves is not drastically changed. -In spite of restric- tions, priorities and scarcity of some materials, we feel that the quality has been maintained. The production of an annual depends upon the cooperation of the students comprising both the business and editorial staffs. This year many of the or- ganization write-ups were written by students who were not on the staff. The staff appreciates their willingness in contributing to the yearbook, and making a real school project. To finance the Leaves the staff sponsored various projects throughout the year: several dances were given and concessions were manayed at the basket- ball and football games through the admirable cooperation of the girls under the leadership of Miss Paterson. The magazine subscriptions brought in a gross well over a thousand dollars, and all rejoiced to hear the news. Lastly in the spring, the Leaves Concert was presented and proved to be a great success. Slowly but surely the book began to develop and grow as the end of the school year drew nigh. Finally, the day came when all was completed, and everyone waited to behold the finished product. For the fine work of managing and organizing, the staff wish to extend their sincere thanks to Miss Paterson who acted as faculty adviser. Also, much credit must be given to the Editor-in-Chief, Iean Arison, and the Business Manager, Reta Penrod. EDITORIAL STAFF Editor-in-Chief .......................... lean Arison Associate Editor .................... Carol Iames Editorial Assistants .... Ruth Iean Whitman Norma Swanson Ida Arison Elliott Doane Literary Editor ................ Marion Newman Assistants .,..,,,. ,....... E vadine Benson Dorothy King Art Editor ......... ......... M ariorie Westlake Assistants .................... Berniece Nelson Richard Sparrow Photography Editor ...... Arnold Swanson Assistant ...................,...... Bill Chambers Organization Editor ............ Edna Goodley Girls' Sports ......,......... Marye Faye Skelly Boys' Sports ........ ........... I ames Parker Typists .......... .....,....... E llen Garman Helen lrving Miriam Iespersen Copyreaders .......................... Shirley Roie Elaine Youngman BUSINESS STAFF i Manager .................................. Reta Penrod Assistants ........ ......... I eanne Denby Mildred Miner Helen Taylor Eleanor Wolfe Blanche Hughes I Betty Eklund Betty Nowlen Jean Hanson Bill Keller Herbert Renwick Audrey Knudsen Circulation Manager .......... Bonney Ward Assistants .................................. Bob Doty Marilyn King Donald Clapsaddle Elizabeth Rich Elbert Scott Social Chairman .................. Mary Roberts Assistants ...................... Ruth Townsend Gladys Tall Arlene Swanson Elise Singer Delores Nelson Shirley McGetriclc Marilyn Miller - BUSINESS STAFF ROW l: Elizabeth Rich, Blanche Hughes, Bonney Ward, lean Denby, Reta Penrod, Millie Miner, Mary Roberts, Gladys Tall. ROW 2: Eleanor Wolfe, Elbert Scott. Herbert Renwick, Elise Singer, Dorothy King, Donald Clap- saddle, Ruth Townsend, Robert Doty. E:- BOYS'CHORUS ROW l: lack Gray, Donald Hale, Kenneth Rudy, Ted Jackson, Allan Doane. ROW 2: William Bridgewater, Kenneth Westberg, Vincent Ahnquist, Elliott Doane, Ierry Taylor. ROW 3: Raymond Howe, Bruce Hudson, Robert Meier, Fred Iansen, Keith Michael, Thomas Fenwick. CHORUSES Under the excellent direction of Miss Allene Russell the chorus groups were very active this year. Approximately sixty girls comprised both girls' choruses which met on Tuesday and Thursday. The major part of their work was in the operetta, but they also sang at the Leaves' Concert, Baccalaureate, and Commencement, and for several P.-T.A. meetings. Some small groups sang at various gatherings in town. A new feature introduced was madrigal singing, which proved to be very popular. Some of the outstanding numbers of the girls' groups were: "Gardens," by Scarinalirep "In Pride of May," by Miller: "Lift Thine Eyes," by Bartholdy: "The River," by Sinn: "A Spirit Flower," by Campbell-Tipton: and "There Are Such Things," arranged by Fred Waring. Although the boys' choruses were very small, consisting of only twenty, they included some unusually good voices. They sang at the Leaves' Concert and a number of the boys had leading parts in the operetta. A quartette from the chorus sang at the basketball game with Wheaton, the occasion being to sell war bonds. A Some of the boys' favorite selections were: ' "Sky Anchors Aweighf' by Fred Waring: "Ramparts We Watch," by Lt. Comm. Beecher: "Bendemeer's Stream,' by Noble Cain: and "Shadow March," by Protheroe. 1 R JUNIOR-SENIOR GIRLS' CHORUS l O a ROW l: Ruthie Townsend, Bonney Ward, l..aVice Grissinqer, Clara Sundly, Helen Taylor, Evadine Benson, Sonja Iohnson. ROW 2: Iune Haeberle, Gladys Tall, Carol Iames, lean Arison, Margaret Branen, Ioan Pauler, Merrie Peterson, Lillian Utter. ROW 3: Reta Penrod, Ruth lean Whitman, Mary Roberts, Shirley Rote, Alice Matteson, Kathryn Petersen, Margaret Williamson, Ruth Buzzell. FRESHMAN-SOPHOMORE GIRLS' CHORUS ROW 1: Margaret Morgan, Marylou Horne, Melody Holt, Louise Woodward, Rose Rickard, Barbara Sjostrom, Rose Thompson, Doris Griffith. Mary Taylor, Audrey McCullah, Ianet Cone, Donna Carlson, Peggy Kallembach. - ROW 2: Velma McMillan, Ioyce Lavigne, Donna Wisted, Emily Platt, Betty Eklund, Genevieve Russell, Shirley Howe, Eleanore Loptien, Betty Nowlen, Doris Hillquist, Norma Swanson, Mary Underwood, Esther Williamson, Marilyn Lloyd, Lois Iohnson. ROW 3: Shirley McGetrick, Dolores Meier, Lois Conley, Mary Lou Mathey, lean Fellinqer, Elise Singer, Joyce Aita, lane Hayes, Marilyn Miller, Audrey Knudsen, Bettie Turkelson, Helen Mont- gomery, Viola Alexander, Ida Arison. , 37 ROW l: Norma Swanson. Blanche Hughes, Iune l-laeberle, Reta Penrod, Clara Sundly, Shirley McGetrick, Shirley Rote, Audrey Knudsen, Carol James. Ioan Pauler, Doris Hillquist, Helen Winfrey, LaVice Grissinger, Bonney Ward. ROW 2: Margaret Branen, Sonja Iohnson, Helen Taylor, Mary Underwood, Gladys Tall. Ruth Townsend, Ruth Buzzell, Alice Matteson, Kathryn Petersen, lean Arison, lane Hayes, Ruth lean Whitman, Merrie Peterson, lean Fellinqer, Mary Roberts, Genevieve Russell, Lillian Utter, Evadine Benson. ROW 3: Allan Doane, Thomas Fenwick, Ierry Taylor, Elliott Doane, Ted Jackson, Fred Iansen, Vincent Ahnquist, Donald Hale, Keith Michael, William Bridgewater, Robert Meier, Elmer Hughes, Raymond Howe. A'C1-LPPELLA CHOIR The A'Cappel1a choir, a group of thirty-eight members. rehearses only once a week, at 12:30 on Mondays. This group sings without accompaniment, and the beauty in listening to their voices is to hear a pure tone, which can be had only through perfect blending of voice parts. The choir is singing many numbers this year. One is a Russian number, "Hospodi Pomilui," by S. V. Tvosky, whose beauty lies in the choir's ability to diminish and crescendo as a group. Another number is "Built on a Rock," by F. M. Christiansen, which has a baritone solo with the choir accompanying the soloists. "Roll Chariot Roll," .by Noble Cain, and "I Won't Kiss Katy," by R. A. Smith and W. Aschenbrenner, show the choir's ability to sing'the lighter and more humorous kinds of A'Cappella. Then there is "Cherubim Song KNO. 7l," by D. S. Bortnyansky, which is one of the outstanding numbers. This year the choir sang numbers at the April High School P.-T.A., the Leaves Concert, the Operetta, Baccalaureate, and Commencement. K ROW l: lean Felllnger, Doris Hillqulst, Norma Swanson, Elliott Doane, Elise Singer, Ida Arison, Marilyn Lloyd, Audrey McCul1ah. ROW 2: Iune Haeberle, Ruth Iean Whitman, Nancy Slezak, Arlene Swanson, Rose Rickard, Gene- vieve Russell, Mildred Miner, Iane Hayes, Donald Gustafson, Edwin Harding, Robert Wallace, Ianet Pearson, Bettie Turkelson. ' ROW 3: leanne Denby, Georqianne Bauer, Betty Eklund, Richard Pearson, Ted Jackson, Herbert Renwick, Keith Michael, Allan Doane. STANDING: Alice Glltner, Fred Iansen, Dale Gustafson, William Giltner, Darlene Hoffert, -Keith Sellers, Edward Cook, Mr. Brand. BAND The Sycamore High School Band, under the direction of Mr. Alton Brand, began the school year by playing at the Court House on Armistice Day, No- vember ll, l943. Some of the selections played were "America:" a march, "Military Escort," and "The Star Spangled Banner." The Band was very fortunate to have played at the presentation of the Army-Navy "E" Award at The Turner Brass Works on December 3, 1943. For playing, The Turner Brass Works presented each member of the Band with an automatic pencil. Pictures were also taken. At The Turner Brass the Band played several selections including "Sycamore Spartans," "America," "Anchors Aweigh," "Service Songs," and several marches. As was the custom in past years, the Band played at every home basket- ball game. As they held the Regional games here, the Band also played for this. ' - The Band played for the Leaves Concert in the Spring and also for Bacca- laureate and Commencement. - STANDING: Robert Meier, Ruth lean Whitman, Miss Russell. SITTING: Fred Iansen, Reid Penrod, Donald Sabin, Carol Icrmes, Vincent Ahnquist. OPERETTA "Tune ln," a musical comedy in two acts by Edward Bradley and Don Wilson was presented under the direction of Miss Allene Russell on April 21, in the high school auditorium. Iean Arison and Helen Taylor were the assistant directors and Iane Hayes was the accompanist. Kasper Kroggins iKeith Sellersl, czar of the cod-fish industry, and Jerry Ken- nedy Nincent Ahnquistl, his advertising manager, decided to tell the world about Kroggins' Kippered Kodfish via radio. Ioe Brown iRobert Meierl, operator of WTNT, put on a test broadcast for them. When this test program proved successful, the resulting contract enabled him to keep up the payments on the station. Otherwise, it would have reverted to Lysander Phipps CF red Iansenl, the former owner, who is now a famous theatrical producer. Consternation reigned when it was revealed that "Mitzi iCarol Iamesl, the Mystery Soprano" who was to be starred on the Kroggins program, was none other than Mrs. Kasper Kroggins. CReta Penrodl, who had considerably more ambition than talent. Ierry promised to keep her off the air. Aided by Binks iKeith Michaell, an announcer, he devised a scheme whereby Mrs. Kroggins would be replaced on the program by the WTNT telephone operator, a young lady who would fit into the program very well, for her name really was Mitzi. Binks, prompted by Ierry, pushed Mrs. Kroggins into an elevator and stalled it between floors until the program was over. Mitzi sang in her place, and just as the program was being concluded, Mrs. Kroggins escaped and rushed into the studio. ' STANDING: Allan Doane, Iane Hayes, Gerald Taylor. SITTING: Sonja Iohnson, Thomas Fenwick, Mary Roberts, Evadine Benson, Keith Michael. To pacify her, she was told that she had arrived just in time to sing, and was allowed to sing into a dead microphone. She believed, however, that she was actually broadcasting. q A telephone call revealed the real situation and, in her wrath, Mrs. Kroggins ordered Ierry discharged. Kroggins refused to sign a contract to broadcast over WTNT. lean tRuth Iean Whitmanl was angry with Ioe for having humili- ated her mother, and Phipps arrived to tell Ioe to pay up or turn the station over to him. Mitzi quit her job and gave Ierry "the cold shoulder" for involving her in the situation, and the curtain is drawn on the first act. .v In Act ll, during Mrs. Kroggins' New Year Masquerade in the WTNT studios, Phipps arrived to offer Ioe a clear title to the broadcasting station in exchange for the contract of the singer he had heard on the Kroggins program. As Phipps believed Mrs. Kroggins to be a singer, he insisted that she was the "Mitzi" that he wanted for his new musical review. The deal is completed and, at 'Phipps' request, Mrs. Kroggins sang for him. When he heard her voice, he realized that he had blundered sadly, and destroyed the contract. He then offered the real Mitzi the part in his musical revue and she accepted. Things then looked. pretty dark for Ioe and Ierry. The silver lining was supplied by Throckmorton tAllen Doanel, who had been unsuccessfully trying to see Ioe Brown throughout the show. Throck- morton brought the welcome news that Ioe was the heir to a large estate, including all the patent rights to the process of kippering codfish. The situation was then reversed and Ioe dictated a happy ending. No radio station is com- plete without an engineer and production manager who were none other than Bob Gerry Taylorl and "Dynamo" Dave tTom Fenwickl. Other supporting char- acters Were a specialty trio, Tilly, Milly, and Billy tSonja Iohnson, Mary Roberts, and Evadine Bensonl. t 41 P. 2- SENIOR CLASS PLAY ' ROW l: Elizabeth Cook, Margaret Mary Branen, Donald Sabin, William Brotcke, Miss Rueber, Icrmes Parker, Robert Meier, Evadine Benson. ROW 2: William Chambers, Elbert Scott, Ralph Larson, Carl Swanberq, Donald Clapsaddle, Wil- liam Reuss, Gerald McMenamin. ARSENK: AND oLD LACE - On December 20, 1943, at the final' hollow stroke of eight the curtains parted and the mystery of the missing twelve unfolded. The two aunts poisoned old men, from whence the title, Arsenic and Old Lace, and when their frustrated nephew found a body in the window seat the trouble started. The arrival of another nephew, who was a homicidal maniac on the side complicated matters. Teddy the crazy, but happy brother, who thought he was Theodore Roosevelt, disturbed poor Mortimer. The play ended happily with the whole family being carried away to Happy Dale, a sanatoriuml run by Mr. Witherspoon. Mort, who really wasn't a mad Brewster, married Elaine, and 'lived happily ever after. h This production was under the direction of Miss Rueber with Marye Faye Skelly as Student director. Carol Iames and Helen Taylor were prompters. Stage manager and properties manager were respectively Russell Taylor and Beta Penrod. ROW 1: Berniece Nelson, Mary Roberts, Gladys Tall, Helen Irving. Blanche Hughes, Ruth Townsend, Iune Haeberle, Bonney Ward, Miss Rueber, Marye Faye Skelly, Edna Goodley, Ioan Pauler, Elizabeth Cook, Evadine Benson, Elaine Youngmarr. ROW 2: Dolores Nelson, Betty Wilson, Elizabeth Rich, Eleanor Wolfe, Donna Brotcke, lean Hansen, Miriam Iespersen, Marion Newman, lean Smith, lean Arison, Kathryn Petersen, Ieanne Denby, Ellen Garman, Shirley Rate, Alice Matteson, Margaret Branen, Marilyn King. ROW 3: Bonnie Mumaw, Rose Hoffman, Ioan Hoffman, Marilyn Adee, Ruth lean Whitman, Carol Iames, Robert Yaffe, William Chambers, Arnold Swanson, Fred Iansen, Donald Mitterling, Ralph Larson, Iames Parker, Elbert Scott, Robert Meier. DRAMATICS CLUBS On the second Tuesday of every month, Iuniors and Seniors interested in Dramatics met in the study hall. Miss Katharine Rueber sponsored the club this year and officers were: Elizabeth Cook, president: Rose Hoffman, vice president: Eleanor Wolfe, secretary: and Marilyn King, treasurer. Rose Hoffman will automatically become next year's president., A specialcommittee selected several one act plays suitable for our club. The most promising one of these was presented ,for one of the P.-T.A. meetings in the spring. A The outstanding event of the year was the club's annual trip to Chicago to see a professional stage play. This year "Tomorrow the World" was selected and everyone enjoyed it immensely. ' 43 ROW l: Lois Loptien, Marylou Horne, Melody Holt, Peggy Kallembach, Mary Taylor, Ianet Cone, Irene Cleary, Audrey McCullah, Lois Conley, Patricia Parker, Mary Lou Mathey, Rose Thomp- son, Helen Montgomery. ROW 2: Alice Giltner, Audrey Knudsen, Nadine Randolph, Blanche Hughes, Shirley McGetrick, Georgianne Bauer, Donna Carlson, Emily Pfaff, Rose Rickard, Dolores Meier, Marilyn King, Shirley Role, Marilyn Miller, Arline Swanson, lune I-laeberle, Mildred Miner, Ruth lean Whitman. ROW 3: Margaret Branen, Bettie Turkelson, Ellen Garman, Helen Taylor, Gladys Tall, Marye Faye Skelly. Ruth Townsend, Carol Iames, Bonney Ward, Sally Ellis, Nancy Slezak, Elise Singer, Kathryn Petersen, Ioy Niebergall, lean Smith, Marilyn Lloyd, Lois Iohnson, Marion Lindgren, Viola Alexander, Miss Hoffman. ROW 4: Marion Newman, Miriam Iespersen, Mary Roberts, Elizabeth Cook, Dolores Nelson, Doris Hillquist. Rose Hoffman, Mary Underwood, Norma Swanson, Ioan Hoffman, Marilyin Adee, Ioan Pauler, Alice Matteson, Iane Hayes, Peggy Geithman, Betty Eklund, Dorothy Warnpole, Betty Nowlen, Barbara Denby, Jeanne Denby. G. A. A. The Girls' Athletic Association is an organization for high school girls who are interested in athletics. It is not necessary to excel particularly 'in sports to belong to this club, but it is necessary to show an active interest in the organiz- ation. Members have the opportunity to become better acquainted with their classmates, participate in various sports, and earn awards. Our club is a branch of the State organization and awards are given to those girls who meet the State qualifications. During the year the girls participate in many sports including volleyball, soccer, archery, badminton, table tennis, bowling, and basketball. This year, for the first time, our G.A.A. has entered various State tournaments. Although we have not been on top yet we hope to be soon. In each contest the best players are picked from our group to enter the competition. In addition to sports, the G.A.A. carries on many other activities such as hikes, picnics, initiation and, last but not least, the G.A.A. Dance. For initiation all the new members were required to wear half socks over slacks, tennis shoes without laces, and-a gunny sack dress. They also had to wear their hair in many pigtails and have their makeup applied by an older member. Individual initiation fin which each new member had to perform some specific act in front of all the old G.A.A. membersl was held that night. After the ordeal was over, everybody was treated with cookies.. A valentine theme was carried out for the G.A.A. Dance this year and each member had the opportunity of inviting her best beau. There was a great deal of enthusiasm about the dance this year and many members worked hard to make it a success. Dan Cupid presided over the dance from his position in the center of the floor and white paper with hearts on it gave the effect of a low ceiling. Mrs. Schrader helped the girls work out a skit which was entitled "The History of G.A.A. Dances." ' During the regular monthly business meeting various programs are pre- sented. In one of them some of the girls who attended G.A.A. Camp at Lake Geneva last summer told of their daily program and experiences there. The G.A.A. has initiated a program whereby it will furnish part of the necessary fee for sending each of the future officers to camp during the summer. The officers for the past year were Mary Roberts, president: Helen Taylor, vice president: Nadine Randolph, secretaryp Norma Swanson, treasurer: and Doris Hillquist, point secretary. This year the G.A.A. has been under the super- vision of a new sponsor, Miss Dorothy Hoffman. , f"? IQQ I 3 .- kj W 'fl .f'-'N 1 A f4l'!x1X7l A . S l in PEP CLUB Pep Club was organized and sponsored this year by Miss Hoffman. Mem- bership included Sophomore, Iunior, and Senior girls until the second semester when Freshman girls were invited to join. The officers are president, Alice Matteson: vice president, Marilyn Adee: secretary and treasurer, Alice Giltner. At basketball games the members of the Pep Club sat in a group to form a strong cheering section. Pep Club also sponsored programsfor pep sessions. The outstanding event sponsored by the Pep Club was the Co-ed Prom held on April 29. This was an entirely new and successful type of dance, admitting only girls who were dressed as couples. This club has met with hearty approval, and so it will probably be per- manently on the list of the school's extra-curricular activities. - CHEERLEADERS: Audrey McCullah, Norma Swanson, Georqianne Bauer, Nadine Randolph. ROW l: Margaret Branen, Miriam Iespersen, LaVice Grissinger, Bettie Turkelson, Doris Griffith, Ioan Hoffman, Miss Hoffman, Mary Underwood, Marilyn Adee, Alice Matteson, Shirley Rote, Elizabeth Cook. ROW 2: Rose Hoffman, Doris Hillquist, lean Hansen, Phyllis Carlson, Betty Nowlen, Rota Penrod, Arline Swanson, Iean Smith, Marye Faye Skelly, Alice Giltner, Elaine Youngman, Lillian Utter, Evadine Benson. ROW 3: Sally Ellis, Peggy Geithman, Marion Newman, Evelyn Skoot, Sonja Johnson, Ieanne Denby, lean Arison, Kathryn Petersen, Marilyn Miller, Audrey Knudsen, Helen Montgomery, Ruth Jean Whitman, Mildred Miner. ROW l: Eleanor Wolfe, LaVice Grisstnqer, Dorothy Bleifuss, Ioan Hoffman, Halen Montgomery, Georqianne Bauer, Doris Griffith, Evadine Benson, Helen Irving, Ellen Garmcm. ROW 2: Helen Taylor, Dolores Nelson, Lois Loptien, Elizabeth Rich, Merrie Peterson,- Miss Paterson, Marilyn Adee, Berniece Nelson, Shirley Role, Lillian Utter. ROW 3: Bonnie Mumaw, Mary Underwood, Helen Winfrey, Betty Wilson, Donna Brotcke, Kathryn Petersen, Ianet Pearson, Bettie Turkelson, Bernice McDaniels, Ruth Buzzell. THE HOME ECONOMICS CLUB The Home Economics Club has many aims and ideals. The chief among these being to provide social training, develop teamwork, personality, leader- ship and social poise, and make possible many friendships. The emblem of the Home Economics Club is the "Betty Lamp". The lamp is a little iron open wick lamp, which the New England pioneers brought over on the Mayflower and subsequent ships. lt seems fitting that this should be the emblem of our club, for even though it was crude, it lighted the way for early Colonial Homemakers. 1 This year our club sponsored a tea dance, and a Christmas party. The big event of the year was a picnic in the Spring with the F.F.A. boys. The business meetings are held after school the fourth Tuesday of every month. At these meetings we usually try to have programs pertaining to various phases of home economics. There are 35 members. Our club leader is Miss Paterson. The club officers this year are, president, Elizabeth Rich, and secretary and treasurer, Dorothy Bleifuss. ROW 1: Peggy Kallembach. Audrey McCullah, Mary Taylor, Rose Hoffman. Bonney Ward, Helen Taylor, Miss Scarseth, Berniece Nelson, Helen Irving, Gladys Tall, Rose Thompson, Margaret Morgan. ROW 2: Mary Underwood, Ioan Hoffman, Ruth Iean Whitman, Marilyn Adee, Kathryn Petersen, lean Arison, lean Smith. Helen Montgomery, Elaine Youngman, Evadine Benson, Lillian Utter. ROW 3: Emily Pfaff, Grace Holt, lean Fellinger, Merrie Peterson, Jeanne Denby, Ioyce Aita, Bettie Turkelson, Barbara Denby, Doris Griffith, Barbara Sjostrom, Mary Lou Mathey, Helen Winfrey. ALLIED YOUTH "We stand for the liberation, through education, of the individual and society, from the handicaps of beverage alcohol." Any high school student who is sincerely interested in advancing this aim may become a member of Allied Youth. The Sycamore Chapter of this national organization was started in November, 1934. It is now capably sponsored by Miss Scarseth. The officers for this year were Helen Taylor, president, Bonney Ward, secretary: Rose Thompson, treas- urerp Bernice Nelson, program chairman: Rose Hoffman, membership chairman: Helenlrving, social chairman: and Gladys Tall, publicity chairman. Dues and refreshment sales at al basketball game provided the necessary funds for our treasury. ln addition to regular monthly meetings, Reverend Ahnquist of the Salem Lutheran Church spoke to all the students. We also sponsored a general assembly program at which Mr. Silby, a representative of the Youth Citizenship Movement 'in Illinois, gave us the facts about alcohol and its harmful effects. On March 17th we had a Saint Patrick's Dance in the gymnasium. Our hostess was Helen Irving. ' C This year our activities were mostly programs at general assemblies. We feel this type of activity was more successful this year because of the difficulty many members had in attending the regular monthly meetings after school, due to their part time employment. SPARTAN CLUB The Spartan Club is composed of boys who have earned a major letter in athletics while in high school. This letter may be earned in one of three ways: by participation in either football, basketball, or track. Several outstanding events are presented each year by the club. Those that took place within the past year were the initiation oi new members into the organization, the Spartan Club Dance, and the boxing show, which was presented in the spring. The last event was open to the public. The purpose of this was to find the champion boxers of the various weight classes within the high school. During the past year, the Spartan Club was under the capable direction of three boys. These were: Russell Taylor, president: Carl Swanburg, vice president: and Ioe lviinniham, secretary and treasurer. Coaches Stromborn and Schrader were the faculty advisors. ROW 1: Albert Harris, Duane Ells, Ralph Morrison, Douglas McLean, Wesley Johnson, Floyd Kocher, Ioe Minnihan. Carlton Whitney, William Brotcke, Donald Mitterling, Carl Swanberg, Russell Taylor. ROW Z: Mr. Strombom, William Bridgewater, George Halsted, Roland Wylde, Donald Deisz, William Milligan, Watson Bennett, Kenneth Westberg, Raymond Lloyd, Iames Joslyn, Iames Parker. ROW 1: Helmer Nelson, Wesley Elliott, Philip Floit, Elvin Carlson, Iames Schwab, Richard Under- wood, Stanley Racich, Mr. Terrell, Donald Stearns, Milton Westlake, Harold Patterson, Howard Scott. ROW 2: Clark Rich, Melvin Iohnson, Lester Wolfe, George Clarke, Floyd Kocher, Leon Singleton, Leonard Wolfe, Wilfred Deutsch, Alvin Mirotznik, Roy Bergeson. ROW 3: Gerald Lindgren, Iohn Wellander, Carl Swanberg, Iohn Rich, Elmer Willrett, Iames Roush, Donald Firkins, Elbert Scott, Robert Larson, Ralph Larson, Donald Packard. l F. A. A. CFuture Farmers of Americal The Future Farmers of America was first chartered in Sycamore fifteen years ago. The standards that were devised at that time have been followed faith- fully throughout the years. To become a member of this organization, one must be in his first year of agriculture, or else have taken one year of it previously. Formerly, the meetings were held on the second Tuesday of every month, but this has now been abandoned. Only on special occasions are meetings held, because the demand for farm labor is so great. In previous years it has been the custom to sell seeds on the basis of one- third commission. This proved to be a very successful means of obtaining funds for the operation of the club. This project was undertaken again this year. This group strives to create a feeling of brotherhood and to improve rural opportunities and responsibilities. They also strive to develop the quali- ties of leadership which a Future Farmer should possess. The officers for the year of 1944 were: Elbert Scott, president: Iames Roush, vice president: George Clark, secretary, Floyd Kocker, treasurer, and Robert Larson, reporter. Mr. Terrell has been the faculty' adviser for this group since its beginning. ROW 1: Alice Giltner, Jean Arison, Carol Iames, Mary Roberts. ROW 2: Marye Faye Skelly, Robert Doty. Edna Goodley, Miriam Iesperson. THE HONOR SOCIETY Last year a new organization, the Sycamore Chapter of the National Honor Society,- was formed in our school. Since it is one of the highest honors paid to students by our school, membership in this society is valued greatly. Fifteen per cent of a class may be elected to the Honor Society, five per cent by the end .of the Iunior year and an additional ten per cent by the end of the Senior year. Students having a B average or above are chosen for their excellence in scholarship, leadership, character, and service. The first induction ceremony was held on May 17, 1943, with the members of the Mount Morris Chapter officiating. Leatrice Banks, Lauma Ellis, Ioyce Hoffman, and Henry Stevens were inducted from the Senior classy lean Arison, Carol Iames, Mary Roberts, Marye Faye Skelly, and Helen Taylor, from the Iunior class. This fall Robert Doty, Alice Giltrier, Edna Goodley, and Miriam Iespersen became members. More students from this year's Iunior and Senior classes were added this Spring. The officers of the Honor Society were Mary Roberts, president: Carol Iames, vice president: Iean Arison, secretary: and Marye Faye Skelly, treasurer. The faculty committee included Miss Adams, chairman: Miss Hulbert, Miss Rueber, Mr. Schrader, and Mr. Shrout. As their service to the school this year, the Honor Society cooperated with the Student Council in preparing a handbook to be given to the incoming Freshmen. 'STUDENT COUNCIL The Student Council, which is in its first year of operation in Sycohi, has been quite active. There are thirteen members on the council, three Freshmen, four Sopho- more-s, three Juniors, and three Seniors. They meet every first and third Thursday. Some ot the activities sponsored by the Student Council during the year were a bond and stamp sale, noon hour dancing, and a school newspaper. They also collaborated with the Honor Society in compiling a student handbook. The Sycamore Student Council is a member of Illinois Association of Stu- dent Councils. Several of the members from the Sycamore Student Council attended the state convention held at the Sherman Hotel in Chicago. The officers were Marye Faye Skelly, president: Bob Doty, vice president: and Mildred Miner, secretary-treasurer. Mr. Schrader is the sponsor. ROW 1: Keith Michael. Robert Doty, Marye Faye Skelly, Mildred Miner, Dorothy Bleitus, Icinet Cone. ROW 2: Donald Burrow, Marvin Roush. William Westerbeck, Elise Singer, Bruce Hudson, Doris Hill- quist. . 1 ,J September 7: All the Iohnnies and Marys scrambled off for another nine months of hard labor this morning. We had all reached the decision that 8:15 wouldn't be so bad when Mr. Shrout produced his bomb! School would start at 8:00 and stop at 3:25. Oh, well! Chins up-we can go home and sleep after school. September 18: Put on your glamour and let down your hair. Marmion Military Academy is the football guest of the day. September 25: Even if the score wasn't our way, I hear that the football boys wiped up the town of West Chicago when they were battling on the gridiron there. How about that, boys? September 30: Did you see those huge piles of food-those weiners, doughnuts, salads, and by all means the baked beans? Those weren't for an army but for the annual faculty picnic. Students weren't allowed but we had our fun by being dismissed early. October 2: Doing anything tonight? Wanta outta rug? Yep-our long delayed Get Acquainted Dance proved relaxation after our football battle with Wheaton. From the couples present I would say this year has a bright and promising future. How about that-you little brothers? October 7: Watches, dresser sets, footballs, candy, jewelry, and anything else avail- able! This is neither Christmas or a bargain counter, just the magazine drive. Everyone is all pepped up to go out and sell a million dollars worth for our Leaves. Beware, residents of Sycamore-the siege has started. October 9: All the boys on the football team testify that Batavia has everything. This can be based on their recent battle on Batavia ground. October 15: Miss Keeler, can you tell us what A -l- B equals? Miss Scarseth will trans- late the first 40 pages of Caesar. Not a revolution but the teachers went to Dixon Institute while the students slept late. Now you teachers know how we feel. October 16: ' From all testimonies of the football team, Dundee plays a hard, fast game on their own ground. October 20: I guess it's Bonney again this year. That girl must really have what it takes or a sledge hammer. I'll bet she turns out to be a Fuller Brush Woman. Bonney was high seller when the score was added up at the end of the magazine drive. October 22: Guilty was the decision! The electric chair shall be his fate! This was the decision of the Senior Men's jury.: Please-all you anxious mothers-the line forms to the left. Yep--this was the long awaited, anticipated freshman initia- tion, and I must say it was pretty good. Even the senior girls thought so-at least two did anyway. October 23: N After a hard battle on the Geneva gridiron, the football players, plus those necessary females enjoyed a school dance sponsored by the Student Council. Nice start, you Council members-let's see more of that initiative. October 27: "Wings Over America" called us to the assembly at 2:15. The Aeronautics students especially liked it. Q. G E. DA October 30: This time we met St. Charles on our own ground for a little fast footwork. tFor all scores see the Sports Section.l The Hallowe'en Dance was a huge success and then many students attended the local cinema house for the mid- night show. We hear the show got spooky enough for several shaky persons of the weaker sex to hide their fond heads on their escorts' manly shoulders. But then-more could be said on this subject by Donald Sabin, the usher. November 6: We were the guests of Naperville this time. Did you find the climate fair and warmer, boys? , November 8: This was THE day in American Education Week for a group of seniors. The program, produced by students, was very constructive and interesting. Don't all you students wish you had a memory like Edna Goodley? lust learn the text books and quote them on tests--what a techniquel November 10: HAH! HAH! RAHI racked the walls of Sycohi when the loudest pep session yet was held at 2:15. Our old rival DeKalb will be the host of the gridiron. November ll: Every movable vehicle was put in motion today. No school, so nearly every student journeyed to DeKalb to sit in the cold and watch our boys try their hardest against innumerable odds. It was a good try, anyway. lust wait for the basketball season, then those "Barbs" will wish they encircled a field. November 17: W "Bring stacks of books, paper, pencils, and ink for an all day homeroom." This time it was the Leaves pictures that gave behind students time to catch up. November 19: One of the most impressive ceremonies ever held in the assembly was sponsored by our Honor Society this afternoon. Everyone was glad to see Allie, Edna, and Mim inducted but we were thinking of Bob. There was also a tea sponsored by Miss Peterson's Foods class for the parents and teachers. Mr. Shrout-will you testify to those girls' cooking achievements? November 20: We saw some more student initiative when the Student Council members sponsored another dance. Keep it upl November 22: Q It was a member of the State Police Force who raised the blood pressure of the Sycohi girls. Wasn't he handsome? And that speech he gave was really good. l even heard some reckless drivers say he was exceptional. Need I say which reckless drivers? November 25: With a lusty yell and a hearty shout every student evacuated his brain cells for Thanksgiving vacation. You just notice-everyone will be sorry they ate so much on Monday. Watch that waistline-pleasel ' November 30: A very sincere, white haired doctor spoke in the assembly today. lf you don't watch out you willhave bugs crawling in your lungs. Then they will collapse and you'll have Tuberculosis. Shame on you-better be prepared and take the test offered. It's freel December 6: The T.B. test was given this morning, and believe it or not there were no casualties. The reason-we have all been eating our Wheaties. At least that sounds logical. December 7: Y We noticed a solemn tone in everyone's voice today. I think we were all reminiscing of the pre-war, happy-go-lucky days but we'll gladly give them up and help win. . December 8: "lt's the size of a half dollar and red as fire." "Mine doesn't even show." These were the testimonies as the students filed before the doctors to have the T.B. tests read. Not a very large percentage registered positive. December 20: , "Por a gallon of elderberry wine I use B6 teaspoon of stxychnine, one tea- spoon of arsenic, and just a pinch of cyanide." This exhilarating mixture was mixed by Aunt Martha when she played in "Arsenic and Old Lace." The Senior Class Play proved to be a super-production in that the cast and committees worked diligently to make it a success. ' December 22: Did you hear the wind blow? Wind nothing, that was the air from the sighs of students as they passed out for a Christmas vacation and out for the rest of 1943. Don't eat too much, don't spend too much, and please-don't sleep too much! ' Ianuary 3. 1944: "Oh, let's see-a fur coat, wrist watch, diamond from Don, pearls, sweaters, and gobs of other stuff." These were some of the gifts reportedly received by various members of the student body and faculty. Back to school and all its lovelyi?l duties. No diversion either, Tonies is closed for redecoration. BASIEXE EE We played host to Waterman tonight. Everyone seems to enioy that back- bend of the smallest Waterman cheerleader. Did everyone notice that the little brothers of the ex-Waterman stars have now moved up to high school and basketball? Ianuary 10: - Did you notice the Veronica Lakes and Clark Gables? The Senior pictures were taken tonight and how the glamour was spread for the occasion. More appointments will be made for Thursday night when more ravishing beauties will step into the spotlight. Ianuary 7: Ianuary 12: Red and white, white roses, and "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield" were chosen after much heated debate for the Seniors' color, flower, and motto. The gardenia was chosen first but, like I say--wouldn't Swanberg or Mitterling be just too fetching in a highly perfumed gardenia? ' Ianuary 13: I "Who are you voting for?" "Which one deserves it?" This wasn't a gallup poll this time but the voting for the D.A.R. Award. We're still wondering- Ianuary 18: A We were hosts to the "Barbs" of DeKalb tonight. A good game was played but we still have a chance on the 15th of February when we are guests on their floor. Ianuary 20 an.d Ianuary 21: 4 No school Friday afternoon-but not a great deal of rejoicing can be done because we have been writing down all we know and a lot we don't know for Our semi-final exams. ' HAM5 Back tothe last half of our sentence of hard labor. The class of Commercial Law was organized under the leadership of Mr. Lease. We'l1 give our opinion, upon request, after the first test. Ianuary 24: Ianuary 26: ' The club with the motto of "No Shakespeares are we-Nor, do we pretend to be" was organized in Miss Adams' room tonight after school. Everyone interested in writing attended and had a wonderful time. Ianuary 29: "May I have the pleasure?" "Thank you very much!" This change in manners was brought about by a very successful Leaves Dance. Surprising as it may seem-most of the wallflowers, rnale and female, picked up their charm and cut a rug with the best of them. February I: Reverend Ahnquist of the local Salem Lutheran Church came down to school to refresh our memory of our traditional high standards. I must say-that man certainly has a way of putting things over-but maybe we should ask Vince about that. - February ll: It was the teachers' turn again today. Yep-Mr. Shrout, Miss Hoffman and all of the others packed up their books and knowledge and headed over DeKalb way. Don't let them kid you-I hear they can knit during school hours. Tut, tut-isn't that a bad influence on the students? Febmary 12: The G.A.A. Dance was nice and legal this year. I hear girls can even ask a man a more important question than that during Leap Year. Sadie Hawkins, G.A.A., or what have you--the decorations were the best and so was the music that these lads and lassies have danced to in a long time. February 15: He's up-down, up-down, shooting--he made it. This little episode happened about 15 times during our basketball battle with the "Barbs" of DeKalb. We evened up the score board this time and won. By the way-was that leg art or a pep session this afternoon??? February 22: ' Another standards refresher spoke to us this morning. Clarence Silby turned out to bean exceptionally interesting speaker. He gave us all time to catch up on our extra work too. Lucky us-J? Wonder what went on in those personnel conferences. F February 28: I "Advance at your own risk, travel if you must only?" These were the warnings of the Sophomores at their class dance. Say, those kids are all rightl i"iff1"QMRMA MEN March 9: "Keep off that floorl" "Positively no admittancel" and other signs were posted at the gym entrance. Our only consolation for missing Phys. Ed. Class is the fact that the floor will have a new covering. March 15: DRAFTEDI This word holds horror for many senior boys, so to sort of work off the effect they took the Army and Navy Tests, hoping they might getac- cepted into something. Oh, those wonderful sailors-not to mention the soldiers --and to think we have material of this sort in Sycohi. March 31: . ' Now that's what we call initiative, imagination, a good show, and 2-bits, a lot of hard work, and a headache for those poor Student Council members. Thanks loads--the student body appreciates something put on by their own members. April' 1: Something mellow: something hot-A few in yellow: a few just notl These phrases go to explain the Fools' Dance sponsored by the Leaves. We sure aren't kidding when we say we like them. I April 3: . Let's just call him "Ice" 'cause I sure can't spit out Giovanni Sperandeo. This was the speaker and demonstrator who performed for the group assembly this balmy spring day. April 7: Ho-huml Heaven can wait if Earth is going to always be like this. No school so we all indulged in deep slumber until noon. April 12: That man of magic was back again today. I don't think anyone could help but enjoy the lecture and demonstration on liquid air by Iohn Sloan. Mr. Haus- wald can go back to his Chemistry class and say, "I told you so" now. April 15: t "You're the Sweetheart of the Spartan Club." Every girl hoped to hear this bit of dialogue before tonight so she could attend the Spartan Dance. lt seems as though many did by the size of the crowd. April 21: X "l'm only a voice on the airl" After months of diligent labor the cast of the Operetta put on a major performance. Say, I wonder if those leads were acting-maybe so. It was wonderful and we offer orchids to Miss Russell. Now wait a minute, that sounds like Walter Winchell. Ma, REM "She was most lovely in white net with a large corsage of American beauty roses." This sounds like the next line should say something about nuptial vows, but it is just the Iunior Prom. The evening was swell and everyone looked good enough to eat. Some of those couples really surprised usl May 26: Horror, torture, 2-bits. I flunked out so I can't graduate. Oh fudgel Once more, this time for our final exams, we wrote all we did and a lot we didn't know. We even get a chance to make more mistakes on Monday when we have the golden opportunity to finish. May 28: I Sort of looks like we Seniors are about to go out and conquer the world. Everyone seems glad to be rid of us but now that the time is almost here we are beginning to wonder if we want to leave. + May 29: Oh-h-h-h--EXAMS AGAIN! May 30: I believe thatall the Seniors got their full amount of sleep today because of Memorial Day. The services were unusually solemn today. Iune l: We have at last attained our pardons. The sheepskins were passed out and we all duly filed by to accept the humble offering. Now that we don't belong we all want to come back. Iune 2: . FREE! After four years the Seniors are through and the others have three months to rest before nine more months of hard labor. Don't misunderstand the undersigned-we loved every minute of it even if it was a hard pull at times. C MMEMZEM X4 SX is ng, , AW, W ,I ,ll :V w Hail to the purple, hail to the gold, Hail Alma Mater, let this story be told. Rich in traditions and all of the rest, Sycamore High will rank with the best. . Athletes of fame, our gridiron have trod, Digging their cleats in the soft spongy sod. F rom the lowly scrub to the "Galloping Ghost, Sycamore High has often played host. Basketball, too, has had its great days, When Spartans were clicking with Schrader's set plays, For further details of our basketball glory, See our trophy case - that tells the story. Hail to the purple, hail to the gold, Hail Alma Mater, the story's now told. Sycamore Spartans, the brave and the true, Will fight till they drop, to bring honor to you Iim Parker '57 W7 .aL.-.. 58 -'I ROW 1: Floyd Kocher, Carl Swanberg. Ice Minnihan. Donald Mitterling, Watson Bennett, Douglas McLean, Carlton Whitney, Wesley Johnson. Russell Taylor, William Brotcke, Donald Kaminski. ROW 2: Coach Strombom, Norman Nuckles, Iames Parker, Iames Ioslyn, William Bridgewater, Eugene Morrison, Kenneth Westberg, Raymond Lloyd, George Halsted, Roland Wylde, Richard Hale. VARSITY FOOTBALL Fate played an important part in shaping the football destinies oi the Spartans during the past campaign. With a little more luck the Spartans might have improved their tie for third place in the conference and their season's over-all record of two wins, three ties, and four defeats, but the breaks just didn't turn up at the right time. Thrice during the regular Little Seven play the gridders battled to tie decisions in important games when only a small margin separated them from victory. However, several of the Spartans were picked on various all-conference teams, receiving due recognition for their feats. Unfortunately, Coach Strombom will lose all but one of his backfield men, including Captain Russ Taylor, and four veteran linemen, but ten letter- men will remain behind to answer the call to practice next fall barring unfore- seen developments. VARSITY SEASON 'S RECORD Sycamore 0 ...... ........................................................................... ........ M a rmion 7 Sycamore 7 ....... West Chicago 7 Sycamore 0 ...... Wheaton 28 Sycamore 13 ...... Batavia 0 Sycamore 13 ...... Dundee 6 Sycamore 6 ...... Geneva I 6 Sycamore 6 ..... St. Charles 6 Sycamore 0 ..... Naperville 25 Sycamore ...... ....... .........,..................,........ D e Kalb li Sycamore Won 2, Tied 3, Lost 4 Opponents 124 ROW l: Elliott Doane, Richard Amundsen, Chester Wig, Bruce Hudson, LaVern London, Maynard Branch, Iames Potter, Rex Morrison. Y . ROW 2: Coach Schrader, Elmer Hughes, Wesley Elliott, Kenneth Rudy, Donald Hale, William Westerbeck, Robert Linkdstrom, Richard Wallace, Donald Gustafson. FROSH-SOPH FOOTBALL Handicapped from the start by the lack of experienced players, the Spartan Ponies failed to win a single game on their conference schedule. Nevertheless, the season could not be considered a failure for the boys picked up enough knowledge of blocking, tackling, running, passing, and kicking, the all-im- portant valuable assets to the varsity squad in their junior and senior years. Coach Schrader and Captain Ken Rudy worked hand 'in hand throughout the year to keep their charges in top form and should be complimented for their fine work in introducing many newcomers to the most valuable war time game in interscholastic athletics. 5 rs 3 ' Q ' J , iff ' ' Ja! I J . I l cesarean r ,., T, r' 60 are-A LEFT TO RIGHT: Ted Icrckson tMqr.l, Douglas McLean, William Milligan, Ice Minnihan, Floyd Kocher, lames Roush tholding Holiday Tournament trophyl, William Giltner, Donald Hale, Carlton Whitney, Wesley Johnson, James Parker. VARSITY BASKETBALL Coach Schrader's varsity cagers had a little trouble getting started on the right foot in the past season, but once they got on the beam they left little doubt as to the best basketball team in the region. Always a strong tournament team in the past, the Spartans upheld their own rich tourney traditions and battled to decisive victories over Genoa, Shabbona and DeKalb to nail down the Regional Tournament held in their own gym, making it the third year in a row Sycamore has nabbed the Regional title. From the Regionals the Spartans moved on to Proviso Sectional Where they lost to Elgin lwho later played the great Taylorville five in the state -finalsl, by a 47-33 score to end a successful season. To their fourth place in the "Little 7" and the Regional trophy, the Spartans also added further laurels by winning second place in the DeKalb Holiday Tournament, losing in the finals to Kankakee by a 27-26 score. Prospects for next year are very uncertain since graduation and the armed forces have already claimed Captain loe Mfnnihan, the squad's most valuable player, Wes lohnson, Doug McLean and lim Parker: no one can foretell whether the other lettermen, Floyd Kocher, lames Roush, Bill Giltner, Carlton Whitney, and Bill Milligan, will all be back for the next hardwood season either, but graduates from the frosh-soph squad will fill out a formidable group. 1. Our guests-St. Charles. 2. Where's the bull? 3. Grcxb that ball, quick! 5. Who's going to get it? 4. Watch it, boys, thct's DeKalb. i B. Where's the bull? - 7. Regional champs! 8. An exciting moment Q 9 t s r E FROSH-SOPH BASKETBALL U Faced by their high-scoring captain, Ted Anderson, Coach Strombom's F . t Frosh-Soph entry made a terrific bid for their second straight "Little 7" cham- C pionship during the past season. However, both the undefeated champions from Dundee and a powerful Wheaton quintet were too much for them so the Spartan Ponies had to be content with third place behind those two stellar teams. After a slow start, Anderson hit his scoring stride 'and with Westerbeck, Hale, Ells, Wallace, Gustafson, and Lindstrom helping him complete an average of 11.8 points per game, Sycamore soon became a name to be feared in con- ference basketball. Over the entire season the Spartans won 16 games while losing 5 for an outstanding record. Only Gustafson of the regulars' will be back next year, but in Harding, London, Cliff Ells and Jackson, Coach Strombom has the muscles for a strong team to represent Sycamore in future campaigns. . FROSH-SOPH SEASON RECORD Sycamore 14 .... .... .................. 4 ........................................................ .. .. ....... Shabonna Sycamore 28 ........ Oregon Sycamore 21 ........ St. Charles Sycamore 14 .,...... East Rockford Sycamore 35 .,...... Batavia Sycamore 36 ...,.......,....... West Chicuqo ' Sycamore 39 .......,...............,.. NGPSTWHS Sycamore 22 Cover-time! .......... Geneva Sycamore 40 ....................... Waterman ' Sycamore 18 .......................... Wheaton Sycamore 23 lovertimel .......... Dundee Sycamore 16 ...........,........,.. DeKalb Sycamore 23 ................... St. Charles Sycamore 24 ......., Batavia Sycamore 37 ........ West Chicago Sycamore 34 . ....... Naperville Sycamore 31 ....,... Ggnevq Sycamore 28 . ..,.... DeKalb Sycamore 27 ........ Wheaton Sycamore 39 .... Waterman Sycamore -Q ........ ..........................,.. D undee 62 Sycamore 575 ........ .....,...,.......................... O pponents Won 15, Lost 6' I WATON TWIRLERS T CHEER LEADERS Audrey McCul1ah Norma Swanson Georqianne Bauer Nadine Randolph ' w L l P Sally Ellis y Marylou Home . ' Mary Taylor i Audrey Knudsen L Merrie Peterson Ulag twirlerl Melody Holt Doris Griffith Marys Faye Skelly L 63 L , ,AL The Leaves Staff Wishes to thank the following for their efforts in the production of this' book: The Greenlee Co., Inc., Chicago, Illinois Printing and Covers - Ray's Photo Shop, DeKalb, Illinois Photography Charles Peterson, Sycamore, Illinois Photography The staff also wishes to thank the students and townspeople for their help financially by patronizing the magazine drive and concessions at football and basketball garnes. 64 W fiiffww QyEM Ui E2 ' ffffff ' 5' 333 Risk Q WM Mn' M 22Q?Jw2?MfiWi1f J? ,, MWLJKQMW W 923523 S g lx' E42 54,0 LDS 5LfW'QMQQym,WM'fZj'7i Sl Qkjlyfnixgvjrmwwgzvz 'Q Q WVQMW 2,52 25 . N ' Qf . 1 - 14 Q : QW-am? E i2UWWj if 2? E 3 if WM jwwsqlzfwfiifg Wfy??j?P'M my A Q- ff Q2 Qxiyymfggi Q fgyfk gf. ii W J MS NX ME ZQJWWWWW H S592 . X, W My Q5 mW7ZfivCZ'h4m ' 332 E M fiifjg ' 25 QQ' by 1 - O' , fe' biwfx M0548 My iff ,. ' S xx'


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