Tiskilwa High School - Arrow Yearbook (Tiskilwa, IL)
- Class of 1950
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To Mr Samuel W Murphey we proudly
dedicate this 1950 Arrow
As music director and former classroom
instructor he ha ably won the admiration
During the four years that he has been
at T H S Mr Murphey has compiled a
brilliant record with his bands choruses
in trumental and vocal soloists in district
and state contests
and friendship ofthe entire student body.
We take great pleasure In presenting this Arrow
the seventh In the history of Trskrlwa Hugh School
to all students ancl alumnl who are Interested In
the actrvltres and splrlt of their alma mater It IS
our humblest wlsh that thus 1950 Arrow wlll be a
constant and pleasant remlnder of school lufe at
T H S
Nineteen Fifty f so he e
T H E A R R O W
Our school bodrd l mctrans lor the resrdents of tne drstrrct and rs charged
wrtr tre rcsponsrorlrty trrovrdrng and marnta nrng the tacrlrtres whrch enable
u tc pursue our edu tro al program The members who serve wrthout
ompensatron arve generously ol therr tme and energy that We may have
me oest possrble educor onal opportunttres For tnese eftorts we extend our
True 'nernbers ol tie present board are Edwa d Pettegrew Paul Freden
nagen lames Smrti rtt rd Sciertz flrs ljrnest Reynolds lohn Brttner
Wrllram Perry and rnsertl lsewrs Lonarnan
lr Pettegrow wa lected Presrdent on lanr ary l lf' Longman was
e o ted to lrll flr nrt s rnexprred term as a rrrember ol tre board
llary Alrce lflcllarr n tfre orlrce secretar rs one ot the ousrest persons
at TPS ller Job const t o dorng ldlr BOiYll1OlOIIlGW secretarral work talong
are at rralceup hos excuse lrps tardy slrp and recordrng grades Along
wrth tlns work lflary Al ce does tvprng and artto work lor ottrers
Thrs rs her second year at THS and sr e l lls a busy posrtron very eltrcrently
ln every chool tr ere rs one person on whorn everyone depends the
ustodran Hrs worlf rn Keeprng tne lawns neat the burldrng clean Warm and
repa red rs a brg rob nd nust be well done to make thrngs run smoothly
very day At THS lorce Rrngenberg a lrrend ol all the students lrlls thls
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SENIOR CLASS HISTORY
ln the fall of 46 49 br1ght and sh1n1ng students wxth penclls clutched tlghtly 1n thelr
hands f1lled the halls of T H S At our f1rst class meetmg We elected as our off1cers to
see us through the green year Robert Gorman Presldent Ahce Va1l V1ce Presldent Gor
don Sapp Secretary Gene Stockmg Treasurer Mrs Schafer was our advisor We
were 1n1t1ated by the sophomores and we honored them a a return party As freshmen
we entered 1nto most of the school GCIlV1ll9S
In 47 40 sophlstlcated sophomores returned to T H S As our offtcers we chose
Robert Longman Pres1dent Gordon Sapp V1ce Pres1dent Verhnda Abell Secretary and
W1ll1s Hand Treasurer Our adv1sor was agaln Mrs Schafer Th1s was an lmportant year
tn our h1gh school career as Chr1st1ne Martln was chosen cheerleader from our class our
Frosh Soph team was undefeated 1n all three sports and Verllnda Abell was chosen as
Homecomlng Queen The one act play Everythlng Nxce rece1ved ftrst ln the county
contest and leanette McClellan recelved a medal for her performance
As we became yolly Junlors 1n 48 we were only 36 tn number Dur1ng th1s year
four more students left our class and one entered As our OAIICSFS we elected Arley Mor
rls Presldent Clarence Compton V1ce Presldent Chrtstm Marttn Secretary and Robert
Gorman Treasurer Our advlsers were Mtss Swaln and Mr Murphey Dur1ng thls year
our class was agaln outstandtng 1n many act1v1t1es Chrls me Martm was Homecoming
Queen the T H S football team was the Llttle E1ght Champ1ons and Clarence Compton
was hlgh score man 1n the Llttle Elght Our lunlor Class play Everythlng on lce was
apprec1ated by a large audlence We entertatned the senlors ln the spr1ng at our prom
'Everyone attendlng enloyed the evenmg and agreed that the theme The Forty Ntners
was very appropnate
As the next year rolled around we acqulred the name reflned seniors Our class had
30 members 1n our class As our offlcers we selected Robert Longman Pres1dent Ben
Stockmg V1ce Presldent and Dor1s Travts Secretary Treasurer M1ss Swatn and Mr
Bartholomew are our advxsers Dur1ng September we reahzed that We Were seniors be
cause of the arr1val of our class r1ngs Our dramattc talents were agam dlsplayed by our
Semor Class play The Mad Hatters Later we were honored at the prom g1ven by the
class of 1951 More honors were FSCS1V9d by our class when Dorothy Downey was elected
Homecomlng Queen and leanette McClellan was chosen queen at Prlnceton from slxteen
Bureau county h1gh school g1rls to relgn over thelr Homecomxng
Looklng back We see that our class has been act1ve 1n the school act1v1t1es Robert
Longman Dorxs Travls Robert Gorman Al1ce Vall lanlce Nye Dorothy Downey Ed Morse
and Helen Anderson have been IH band for four years Most of the senlor g1rls have been
act1ve ln G1rls Chorus and both the g1rls and boys 1n the M1Xed Chorus Many sen1ors
have helped 1n wr1t1ng the Papoose as student llbrartans as active members of the FHA
FFA GAA T Club and also tn the dramat1c GCIlV1ll6S of the School Dorls Travts and
leanette McClellan recelved 1nd1v1dual medals for thelr performances IU the L.1ttle Etght
One Act Play Contest All of the boys have partxctpated 1n sports two or more of the four
years IH h1gh school The class IS very proud of one semor IH parhcular Robert Gorman
Robert IS the only senlor who has ma1nta1ned a straight A average all durlng htgh school
Looklng back over the years we ftnd that stx students leanette McClellan lamce
Nye Carol Strunk Robert Gorman Robert Longman and Helen Anderson have attended
Tlskllwa schools all 12 years However Barbara Eckard lean Sale and Frank Mlller went
to the same school Bureau Grade School and Don Lawson and A Iey Morrls attended the
Morrts school together durlng the1r grade school days
Now that We are graduatlng we look back over cv lvfe at T H S and recall all the
good ttmes we have had W1th our dlploma ll' our hands we leave the halls of T H S
and look forward to the future
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We the members of the Class of l95O of T1sk1Iwa I-hgh School belng of
sound mlnds and bodres do hereby declare and ordaln th1s to be our last
w1ll and testament
I Ben fBudl Stockmg hereby w1ll my letsure trme rn second perlod study
hall to Kathryn Feldges my curly halr to Ed Sash and my ablhty ln track
to Sp1ke Grngery
I Frank fCasanova Hayseedl Mxller bequeath my slowness to Ketth Sapp
and my ab1l1ty to argue w1th Mrs Cretcher to anybody who needs 1t
I Ahce IAIJ Vaxl w1ll my blue eyes to D1ck1e Brown one of my sttcky
ftngers to Bobbte Westman and my false tooth to Buby Taylor
I Edward IEdJ Morse hereby bequeath my broken desk IH study hall to
Gary Chase my grrl tn Pnnceton to no one and my French horn to anybody
who wants to play one
I Robert P CCurleyl Gorman hereby w1ll my rntellectual ab1l1ty to Harold
Glngery my cross country ab1l1ty to B1chard Norton and my long and hard
struggle w1th the clar1net to Wayne Broeren
I FFGDCIS fFranl Ary hereby bequeath my 1ob of chauffeurrng some of
the glrls of T I-I S to hm Longman my rrght end pos1t1on on the football team
to B111 Iackson and a certam l1ttle redhead to no one
I Arley fArl1sl Morrxs bequeath my square chrn to Whlskey Borns
wezght to Im Pearshape Longman
I Ieanette fMacJ McClellan w1ll my ab1l1ty to get along wrth Coach
Kerthley to all the athlet1c boys and my brown eyes tnat Just won t behave to
I Chrrstme CChr1sJ Mart1n do gtve my posttton as cheerleader to the new
one commg up m hopes that she en1oys 1t as I have and my r1des 1n a blue
Chevvle coupe to no one
I Carol fPokeyl Strunk w1ll my four eyes to anyone who cant see
stra1ght and Pokey to D1ck1e Brown so he can follow h1m to school as he has
me for the last four years
I Clarence fArt1el Compton w1ll my sp1t balls rubber bands and broken
paper chps to Merle Polson or anyone else who wants to get tn trouble and
my athlet1c abrhty to next year s football team
I Dorothy fAdal Downey w1ll my ab1l1ty to argue to Shzrley Norton my
red harr to Eddre Sash and my mterest ln a yellow Jeep to no one
I I-lelen ITuffyl Tobm w1ll my shortness to Elame Bocke my g1ggles
to Shrrley Norton and my ftnger na1ls to Ieanette Drlts
I Betty fCordl Cordrey hereby w1ll my sl1mness to Donna Stevens and
my mterest IH Buda to no one
I Gordon fOdd Boyl Maroney w1ll my spec1al seat IU the offlce to Donald
Houston my ab1l1ty to be m1sch1evous to Frank Morrrs and my he1ght to
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CLASS WILL Continued
I Barbara tBarbl Eckard hereby bequeath my w1ll power and rye
cr1sp to Mar1lyn Kenney my ab1l1ty to argue to Shlrley Stout and my soctety
headache to Rtta Westman
I Madolyn CLynl Andrews do bequeath my ab1l1ty to chew gum 1n Mr
Shull s study halls wrthout bemg caught to Mary MOFTIS my seat ln study hall
to anyone who l1kes to watch the workmen bulldmg the new gym and my one
dlmple to Ruby Taylor who also has Just one
I Laura Mae CShort1el Syler hereby bequeath my shortness and small
feet to Ioan I-Iale my ab1l1ty to get along w1th others to anyone who needs 1t
and my lnterest 1n a certa1n 39 Chevrolet to no one
I Robert fLou1el Longman wtll my broken leg to no one my crutches to
Mr Shull and my ab1l1ty not to get a U ID c1t1zensh1p to Elalne Rocke
I Helen CRedl Anderson hereby w1ll my red halr to Kathryn Feldges my
trombone to Martlyn Kenney and my ab1l1ty to keep on the honor roll to
I Donald CL1ttle Tomb Lawson do bequeath my shortness to Fred Oberg
and my car to Charlotte Iomer so she w1ll be able to get to school on t1me
I Iamce tlrnl Nye do bequeath my draw1ng ab1l1ty to anyone who wants
to stay up all mght makmg posters and my ab1l1ty to get Enghsh to Earl
I lean Ueamel Sale hereby w1ll my qu1etne s tn study hall to Ianlce
Enos and my navy correspondence to no one
I Gordon CGord1el Sapp hereby bequeath my broken pool cue to Sp1ke
Gmgery and my ab1I1ty as a quarterback to Merle Polson
Drck Brown and my many trlps to Sprmg Valley to Fred tFat Ratl Hart
I Iames ISILKOJ Schertz do bequeath my herght to Ray Perkms the use
of my yeep to my s1ster Glona and my many LFIDS to Sprmg Valley to no one
I Grlbert CG1ll Corss hereby w1ll my whlskers to Iohn Thompson and
my ab1l1ty to go to h1gh school hve years to Gerald Elmore
I Donna CM1tz1l Ruckman do bequeath my even temper to Martlyn Ken
ney my love for a certam band to Ioan Hale and my abthty to get along wtth
the teachers to Ianet Brown
I Rlchard tR1chl Chase hereby w1ll my ab1l1ty to aggravate everyone to
Ph1l1p Marcum and my books of etrquette to the whole freshman class
I Dorts CCook1el Travrs wtll my ntckname to Donna Stevens my bassoon
and old reeds to Harrlet West and the Papoose statt to Elatne Rocke
We the class of 50 do bequeath to the underclassmen our pos1t1on m
study hall our outstandmg scholastrc reputat1on our lack of 1nter1or1ty and
ab1l1ty to have fun we leave also our torn books broken desks rubber band
and spltballs To our dear old alma mater we leave cutet corrrdors wh1ch w1ll
never more echo w1th the sound of our sweet vo1ces and the patter of our
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Th1s prophecy we do confess
Holds lots of Joy and some success
Twelve years have gone yes now they re past
Th1s l950 1 our las'
And now a we gaze 1n the crystal ball
We v1ew our classmates one and all
The t1me IS f1fteen years from hence
All the1r futures we can sense
The f1r t we VICW 1 Bob Gorman
l.oll1na on the Wh1te House lawn
He says that he s the Pres1dent
H1s word we surely wont re1ect
The Pre 1dent secretary 13 Sllllng on h1s knee
A redh ad who th1nks tak1ng notes 1s
And as we come clo er we can see
lt s none o her than Helen Anderson
We leave then and go down the street
And f1nd a pol1ceman there
Ben Stockmg 1t IS and so we know
He ll keep thmgs fa1r and square
Next we come to a busy corner
And on 1t th1s SIQH we see
Com one come all and enter IH
Helen Tob1ns pharmacy
On down th1s treet we f1nd Bob Hunter
Makmg money l1ke a wonder
You see he runs a peanut mach1ne
The best bus1nes he s ever seen
A flour1sh1ng busmess next meets our s1ght
A newsstand w1th ads ID neon hghts
We buy a paper to see what s new
Who 13 the newsboy7 Ed Morse that who'
We r ad of a new club about to open
T 1ere qomg to be fun aplen y a popptn
Thr re ll be a l afle ofa famous dance band
And he none other than Robert Longman
Now here s a neat ad about a ch1cl1ttle shoppe
Featurmg fash1ons of the 1111r1ute from your toe
to your top
The DTODFISIVCQQ of the place 1 Mlle M1llan
Back 1n chool we knew her a leanettr M
ln th1 shoppe new fash1ons are shown
Spec1al1z1ng 1n the square dance gown
Modehnq them for a nom1nal 'ee
l that well known model Dorothy Downc y
The beauty salon that 1o1n the dress shoppe
Feature a brand new ha1r do called the Rag
To create 1 ch a ha1 do mu t take a smar one
We she 1 lt 1 Chr1st1ne Mart1n
Now for more on the entertamment l1st
Here s orr1eth1ng that we wouldnt mlss
An ad about G1lbert the Great Mag1c1an
Yep- Its G1l Corss b1llecl IH top pos1t1on
Scale and arpeggno develop techmque
DGTICIHQ bangs P0159 th1s next ad sta e
M1 Trav1s w1ll teach them to young lad1es el1te
ln her boardmg school for h1qhly pr1ced rate
The headhnes of the court lFlGlS part
Really a1ve us qu1te a start
Murder Ca e Tr1 d by fudge Frank M1ller
A L1fe Sentence IS GIVSH the K1llerl
Say th1s ad IS new and qu1te a surpr1se
A home for poor an1rr1als ats dogs and m1ce
Its the famous Pok1e lnst1tute
Carol s home for an1mal most dest1tutel
Neyt we read the book FPVIPN
A1 la t ha e ha f r1e
H1 book 1 called My Daze IP B1ta1n
And nofv he cr1t1c 7lHFf what he wr1tter1
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ll th b seller you d l1ke to uy
At the corner book store you ll hnd 1t not h1gh
Th1s. store by Madolyn Andrews IS run
Her ltttle buslnees IS a prosperoue one
We read ol the rnendtna ol the Road to Mandalcl
The work 1 be1na done by the W P A
Bo 1na the1ob1n a bustne l1ke way
ls Gordon Maroney relax1ng all day
And now for eomethmg really l1gl'1t
On the com1c page what meets our s1g 'P
T rr1 the Terrntte t1r t areet our eye
He 1ll11 trated by lamce Nye
From COITTIC we look to the page of port
The Olymp1c news lb 1n the reports
The 990 dash today was won
By that athlete ot 50 Clarence Compton
T1m s sure have changed IU flfteen years
Women s football IS weep1ng the map
The Powder Puflette coached by Gordon
At th Santa Antta hundred grand race
Were entered many horees of 'speed and grace
Today the thorouahbred horse that won
B lonaea to Rober Gustaf on
To ltnd entertatnment we consult rnovte wer
A certa1n actress has h1t the ne NS
An 1naen11e called Lola Tyler
Whom we all knew as Laura Mae Syler
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T1 nextad ae W tmachabc
Barb Eckard and Altce Va1l teach th chool
1l you please'
Yes the gtrls are now runn1r'a a nursery chool
And to sweet l1t le k1dd1 s they never are ruel
Here a two page spread about the World Fatr
All the rreat farmer of he U S Nere there
An award was qtven tor the be tda1rv
We learn 1t wen to Frartcts Ary
And lor ftne t heep an awa fl NWI atven
To aet that award ltr 'S hertz had lonr t1v Il
l heep are the be t 1U all he lan
tor hem he wa aven 1e awar 111o
The only page let 13 the hospttal l1st
We wonder 1l here are the lr1ends we have
lrleadma the stall 1 a world 'amous surgeon
And he lw none other than Dr Don Law on
Th1s hosp1tal hae the best nu ses tn the land
And why not when they have lean Sale and
These lad1es 1n whtte took h oath mo t fyrand
To a1d and comfort every a1l1nq human
We re throu rh A 1th th paper an l feel n 111n 1
So we t1nd a place run bf Betty Co arey
Th1s bu-sy 1o1nt lg Harnburge Heaven
And the street 1t on 1 Twen 1eth and Seventh
ow all o11r Cla mate we hfxf ob erve
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We ve foretold tho1r lutu every one
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The Student Counc1l whrch was organtzed last year has as 1ts goal the
solutlon of student problems through the co operatron of students and faculty
Qfftcers of the counc1l for the f1rst semester were Clarence Compton presldent
Wayne Broeren Vlce presldent lean Llttle secretary and Dorothy Downey
treasurer At the end of the ftrst semester a general electlon was held to elect
one new member from each class to serve unttl l95l The members rematned
the same w1th the exceptton of Bob Gorman who ftlled the place vacated bf
larence Comptons res1gnat1on He was elected presldent by the member
of the counctl
The rna1or project of the Student Counctl wa the lfomecotnlng lt wa
ucce fully lnanag d by thc COllHCll
Thts l95O Arrow tne seventh IH the htstory of Ttsktlwa Htgh School has
been ed1ted by the members of the sentor cla We began work on thts an
nual rn December and carned on through March The enttre semor clas
helped ratse money for the yearbook through such act1v1t1es as obtalnlng
sponsors for booster pages havtng a bake ale and selllng coptes of the
nas labored lorg and dthgently ln the preparalon of tht SU Arrow W
tncerely hope our efforts w1ll tnerlt your approval
The Papoose IS a weekly edttton publtshed tn the vtllage newspaper
The Chlef whtch lS edtted by Mr lVfcConkey lt lS one of the more acttve
and lndustnous extracurncular pursu1ts of the student body
Toptcs of scholastlc fnterest comprtse the framework for the paper Spectal
omedy features student soctety sports all dramat1c and organtzatlonal
news and parhes appear IH the paper
lnteresttng edltorlats wrttten by t1e students or facul y on ub1ects ot
general mterest are featured
Tnfs years Papoose was ed1ted oy Dons Travts asststed oy Elalnc
Racke and a very capable staff Mrs I R Cretcher acted as faculty advtser
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For the first time at T H S a Library Club was formed by the student librarians
under the leadership of Mr Denler The student librarians chose as their offlcers Laura
Mae Syler president Donna Ruckman vice president and Patricia McCauley secretary
treasurer Patricia McCauley withdrew from school and Donna Buckman automatically
took over the office she held
The du ie of the librarian are to keep the library neat run tcr nor book 1 f
po iblo to road them
The Tiskilwa Chap er of Future Home Makers of America has been quite active this
year under the direction of Mrs Pruitt Sponsor and leanette McClellan President Other
officers are Vice President Marilyn Kenney Secretary Kathryn Feldges Treasurer Bar
bara Eckard and Parliamentarian Leota Ringenberg
The years activities were planned early in the fall The hayride party to which the
F F A boys were invited was one of the most successful parties ever aiven by F H A
ln October Ieanette McClellan Barbara Westman and Mrs Pruitt went to the House of
Delega es meeting in Peoria Barbara was chosen for an office to be served next year
We contributed many gifts to the world Christmas Festival In November we made cookies
for the orphanage IH Princeton In the middle of November we entertained the Buda
F H A Chapter at a pleasant afternoon party December 8th we entertained our mothers
at a Mother Daughter banquet The charming decorations for his affair were especially
Our mid winter formal was one of the most colorful vents of the year Tyrone Powers
choice of Shirley Norton as Snow Queen was received oo late to be announced at the
an assembly Music for the dancing was furnished by The Five of Us leanette Mc
Clellan and Arley Morris were voted King and Queen by popular vote at the party
In February we conducted an lnteresting discussion panel with the boys on Boy Girl
Relationships In March there was a hobby show at which the girls displayed their col
lections for their parents to see The April activity was a picnic which proved to be a lot
of fun for everyone The final event of the year in May was the annual fashion show
given by the Home Economics classes
The Tiskilwa Chapter of the Future Farmers of America is a charter mem
ber of the Illinois and National F F A organizations
This year the chapter had thirty six members and as in the past was
busy with the activities of the organization
Some of the activities of 1949 50 were a tour of the University of Illinois
farms annual Green hand initiation a hay ride annual pest contest Father
and Son banquet attendance at the leadership training school for officers
held at Camp WaKanDa and attendance of three members at the Illinois
F F A convention at Champaign last lune
The officers of the chapter this year were as follows President Clarence
Compton for the first semester and Francis Ary for second semester vice presi
dent Francis Ary for the first semester and Fdward Hale second semester
treasurer Edward Morse reporter Gordon Sapp sentinel Donald Lawson
adviser Mr Pruitt
There are various degrees that may be attained by Future Farmers o'
America One of the highest is that of State Farmer Donald Lawson re
ceived this degree in his iunior year
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SENIOR CLASS PLAY
The senior class play The Mad Hatters was to have been presented on November
10 and 11 but when Robert Longman broke his leg rt was postponed until April 14 and 15
Mrs I R Cretcher is the director of the three act comedy
There was Pop Hatter nuts about frshrng Mom Hatter nu s about dramatrcs Bunny
nuts about photography Gigi nuts about athletics Grandma Hatter nuts about aviation
and Angelica rust plain nuts The plot tells of the famrlys trying to make their hobbies
pay their activities lead to many hilarious and complicated situations
The cast consists of loe Hatter father of the family Robert Gorman Margaret Hatter
hrs wife Doris Travis Gigi Hatter their daughter Ieanette McClellan Bunny Hatter their
son Robert Longman Grandma Hatter Ioes mother Barbara Eckard Angelica their
housekeeper lanrce Nye Diana Hatter another daughter Laura Mae Syler Henry Harrr
son Dranas france Arley Morris Elizabeth Harrison Henrys mother Alice Vail Nancy
Hayward a new recruit of Mom Hatters Little Theatre group Doro hy Downey Mugzre
Mullen Grgis athletic instructor Clarence Compton and Clara Sheldon a talking picture
talent scout Helen Anderson
ONE ACT PLAY
Thr year the plans for the one act play were chanaed somewhat The l..rttle Eight
chools have decided to hold the contest within their own border to eliminate such heavy
competition as Hall and Princeton
The play chosen for this year is called Bread written by Fred Eastman lt is a story
of a farm family and rts struggles to raise money for a prano The money is being spent
as rapidly as rt is made by lim the son of the family and an amateur gambler This com
brned with the death of the family horse and Grandmas sharp tongue provides a very
amusing and heartwarming story
The cast is composed of six characters Iohn Curtis a farmer Arley Morris Martha his
wife Ieaneite McClellan Grandma his mother Doris Travis Stella his blind daughter
Gloria Schertz Betty another daughter Kathryn Eeldges and lrrn his son Irmmy Cotter
The play was given February 16 1950 at LaMo1lle High School Trskrlwa came througl
first under the ioint direction of Mrs lames Cretcher and Mr Lloyd Denler
leanette McClellan received a second in the girl s maior role and Doris Travis won a
first in the girl s minor drvrsron
This rs the second trme that Trskrlwa has won first in the one act plays the first rn
1948 Everyone was very proud of our school and the cast was very happy when the
nudge presented them with the first place trophy
J UNIOR CLASS PLAY
Who Killed Aunt Carolrne? rs a mystery story about Carolrne Endrcotts murder
Aunt Caroline is a rich mean mrserly old sprnster who wrll give no aid to her late
brothers family Mrs Eleanor Endrcott a prano teacher and mother of four chrldren
24 year old Agnes 17 year old Rrccy 15 year old Beryl and IU year old Crssy decides to
telephone to Carolrne to try to get money from her so Agnes can marry a newspaper
reporter Dave Thompson and so Rrccy who wants to be a doctor can get a college
education Carolrne hangs up on her but becomes currous and aces to the Endrcott home
She says that her father s will stated hrs estate would ao to the Endrcott chrldren upon her
death only if she has no herrs of her own Her frnal announcement rs that on the followrng
day she will frle papers for the adoption of her secretary and companron Mrss Meena
Mabbrt a meek quiet woman of 40 Just so the Endrcots will get nothing After this an
nouncement she drrnks her tea and promptly falls dead
Lreuenant Clayton of the polrce force takes the case and is baffled because everyone
in the family confesses to the murder Thrngs go rn circles fo a time but Mrss Mabbrtt the
only person who could not have garned by Carolrnes death admrts giving a poisoned
tea bag to her employer She explains that she felt she NO ild be getting her revenge for
Carolrnes brtter gallrng jokes against her and would also be helping someone else She
rsnt expected to lrve more than a few months anyway bec use of her cancer condition and
rs ready to face her punrshment
Lieutenant Clayton decides to save the state a lot of rrroney by writing the case off the
books as a surcrde
The play ends as rt opens with tl'e happy scene of Una Hagaman taking her prano
lesson and as usual playing off key
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The Tlsktlwa H1gh School band has been mstrumental tn fmdmg much of
the talent of THS students and 1n g1v1ng them the opportumty to develop 1t
Thls year under the baton of Mr S W Murphey the band has been very
Early last fall a marchmg band of twenty seven members began dr1ll1ng
regularly on format1ons to be used at the football games As the games were
played at n1ght under hghts the bandsmen wore hghts on the1r caps and per
formed many novelty numbers on the darkened f1eld A clock w1th movmg
hands and an arrow p1erc1ng a heart were two of the novelt1es presented
The band saluted the v1s1t1ng towns by formtng the1r school letter and playmg
thelr loyalty song ln add1t1on to play1ng for the three home games the band
tourneyed to Sheffteld Wyanet and Ohlo to perform on thetr ftelds
On October 22 1949 the band accepted the 1m1tat1on extended by
Western lll1no1s State College to take part ln Westerns Erftteth Ann1versary
Homecomlng together w1th twenty other hlgh school bands They marched tn
the parade and at half t1me and emoyed the football game as guests of the
ln the l949 Homecommg celebratlon at T1sk1lwa the marchmg band
played an tmportant role as 1t led the parade and later performed very 1n
trlcate format1ons for the alurnm and other v1s1tors
Th1s years march1ng band led by drum mayorette DOTIS Trav1s semor
and f1ve tw1rlers leanete McClellan semor Glona Schertz and Eleanor Mor
rms sophomores and Nancy Alexander and Shxrley Stout freshmen added
much color to the football games
At the close of the football season the concert band of th1rty three mem
bers began meetmg f1ve days a week for pract1ce The group worked on
speclal scales and stud1es to perfect the technxque of the band as a whole
and prepared muslc for publ1c appearances Mr Murphey agam presented
hrs band to the publ1c 1n the annual Thanksgtvmg and Chnstmas programs
When the basketball season opened a brand new fxfteen p1ece all glrl
pep band under the d1rect1on of Dons Travrs began publtc performances at
the home games The group boosted the sp1r1t of the game enterta1ned the
spectators and formed the nucleus of an enthus1a t1c cheermg sectton Popu
lar mus1c and marches composed the programs of the pep band
The annual contest season for the concert band got underway at the be
gmmng of second semester The THS band has alway won d1st1nct1on through
these contests ln the d1str1ct solo and ensemble contest at LaSalle March 26
THS entered the followmg solos and ensembles
Sololsts Bobert Gorman Wayne Broeren clarmet Glorla Schertz Helen
Cotter alto sax Iantce Nye tenor sax Ianet Brown barttone sax Dons Travts
bassoon and ptano Robert Longman Evelyn Bocke cornet Elame Rocke
French horn Eva lean Busselburg mellophone Helen Anderson Eleanor
Ensembles Drck Brown Leota Bmgenberg Ed Mor e Eleanor Wh1ted hm
Cotter and Bxll lackson brass sextet Glorta Scloe tz Helen Cotter Ianlce Nye
lanet Brown sax quartet D1ck Brown Leota Bmgenbera Elame Bocke Helen
Anderson brass quartet Bob Longman Evelyn Rocke Al1ce Vatl cornet tr1o
Bob Gorman Barbara Westman Wayne Broeren clarmet tr1o
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The choruses whrch are accredrted and conducted as academrc classes
wrth srx weeks and semester grades grven add much to the musrc lrte of THS
Thrs year three choruses mrxed boys and grrls were under the very able
drrectron of Mr S W Murphey Dorrs Travrs acted as accompanrst All boys
and grrls rnterested rn partrcrpatrng belong
ln the grrls chorus whrch met every Tuesday and Thursday nrne altos
nrne second sopranos and trfteen sopranos made up the thrrty three vorces
Many of these grrls took part rn solo and ensemble work
Thrs year for the trrst trme a boys chorus and a mrxed chorus were made
a part of the musrc currrculum ot Tl-IS Twenty four boys formed the frrst boys
chorus and under Mr Murpheys drrectron have made a very trne start The
boys and the Junror and senror grrls who were rn chorus formed the mrxed
chorus of forty three vorces
The frrst publrc appearances for these new groups were at the annual
musrc concerts pre ented rn the THS audrtorrum Ensembles from these groups
also entertarned on other publrc programs and sang carols for shut rns durrng
the Chrrstmas season Several members took oart rn the l..rttle 8 Musrc
Each year the grrls chorus has done very promrsrng work rn the drstrrct
and state contests ln l949 rt rated a trrst drvrsron rn the drstrrct and a thrrd
for the state An octette and a quartet recerved seconds ln solo competrtron
Neva Ernsele rated second rn the drstrrct and Ieanette McClellan frrst leanette
won a second rn drtfrcult state competrtron
Thrs year two grrls octettes and four solorsts leanette McClellan Barbara
Westman Brta Westman and Ianrce Nye entered the drstrrct solo and en
semble contest rn LaSalle
The grrls contest chorus of twenty four vorces and the mrxed chorus com
peted rn the musrcal organrzatrons contest whrch was also at LaSalle
The year wrll long be remembered as a succes ful one for the chorus
department ol Tl-IS
Ba nd Continued
The band also entered the band contest at LaSalle on Aprrl l Frrst drvrsron
wrnners from the drstrrct entered the state trnals at Macomb on Aprrl 28 and 29
Members of the concert band were well repre ented rn the newly formed
Lrttle 8 Musrc Festrval at Wyanet rn Aprrl Thrs event and the sprrng concert
made up the sprrng program tor the band
At the begrnnrng of the school year the band elected an able statt or
ottrcers to assrst Mr Murphey
Bob Longman was elected presrdent for the second term l-le was a very
well qualrfred and able oltrcer For tour year he has held the posrtron of frrst
charr cornetrst He has also been promrnent as a solorst and has won drs
trnctron through hrs contest work Up to the trme of thrs wrrtrng he has won
three drstrrct lrrsts and three state trrsts as well as a trrst ensemble medal
Now he rs lookrng forward to another successful contest year
Other oltrcers have been vrce presrdent Fred Oberg lrbrarran Alrce Varl
and student drrector Dorrs Travrs
Mr Murphey rs to be commended for hrs excellent and untrrrng work wrtn
the band as a whole and wrth the rndrvrduals of the band Because ot therr
co operatron and hrs leadershrp the Tl-lS band has completed another suc
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The Ctrl Athletrc Assoctatron ts an organlzatton for gtrls who wtsh to take
part rn drtterent organtzed sports such as baseball basketball volleyball
relays and other The grrls recetve pornts for therr athletrc act1v1t1es When
nough potnt have been obtaxned the gxrls recetve awards
Every year two members are selected to go to camp tor a week Thrs year
Kathryn Eeldge and Patrtcra McCauley were chosen
The group ha been gutte acttve thrs year Playday was held rn DePue
In October for the surroundtng towns Several gtrls from Tlslctlwa partlctpated
The a socratton sponsored a skatlng party tn December to whtch each mem
ber mvrted a guest Earlrer rn the year the grrls had a wrener roast rn Stauf
ter s trmber
Thts years G A A olttcers were prestdent Allce Vatl vtce prestdent
Kathryn Eeldges secretary treasurer Dorothy Downey and oornt secretary'
A small group ot grrls who play an rmportont part tn the athlettc held
at THS are none other than the Cheerleaders These three grrls lead the yells
The l949 l95U cheerleaders are sentor Chrrstrne Marttn tuntor R1ta West
man and sophomore Leota Rmgenberg
Each year one g1rl rs elected from the sophomore class to t1ll rn the place
of the senror gotng out The grrls are elected for three years
The T H S cheerleaders are to be commended for therr untrrtng efforts
tn supporttng our athletrc teams rn helprng marntatn a hrgh student morale
and tn promotrng good sportsmanshrp
These three grrls tn thetr purple and gold untforms are symboltc of the
ptrtt ol T H S so heres H1 ho and away to Chrts Rtta and Leota
' T CLUB
The T Club ts an organtzatron ol boys who have won letters tn athlettc
ompetttton whose purpose 1t ts to promote interest rn athletlcs and good
sportsmanshrp Th1s years ofttcers have been presrdent Clarence Compton
vrce presrdent Ben Stockmg secretary and treasurer Wayne Broeren spon
sor Mr Kerthley
The club tunctrons tn many ways rt provrdes oranges for the players after
the games lt purchases new untlorms for tne cheerleaders Each year at
Halloween rt sponsors an all school masquerade and awards PTIZSS to the
most cleverly masked tndtvrduals
All the actlxttres of thts group are fmanced from the prottts of the T Club s
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Ttsktlwa I-ltgh Schools l949 5U football team fatled to ltve up to expecta
ttons reltngutshtng the Ltttle Etght champtonshtp crown they had won last
season Hurt by 1nJur1es and the fatlure of lettermen to return to school the
Indtans nevertheless managed to cop thtrd place tn the conference wtth a ftve
won and two lost record
Coach Vtrgtl Ketthley named hfteen lettermen thts year of whom seven
wtll be returmng for next season Ben Stocktng Clarence Compton Gordon
Sapp Lynn Anderson Don Lawson Gary Chase Ed Morse Francts Ary Paul
Nevttt Erank lvftller Ralph Wagner Rtchard Brown Robert Longman Btll
Iackson and Kelth Sapp all recetved letters The ftrst team had Ary and An
derson at ends Lawson and Morse at guards Chase at center Sapp at guar
terback and Stockmg and Compton at the halfback postttons
Compton Ttsktlwa s btggest scormg threat racked up a total of 127 potnts
durtng the campatgn but was st1ll nosed out for Ltttle Etght scormg honors on
the last day of the season A leg tntury whtch made htm mtss two games prob
ably cost the speedy halfback the crown that he won last year
The Ttsktlwa frosh soph team went through a four game schedule unde
feated The Papooses trounced Ohto Sheffteld and Wyanet Manltus under
classmen scored the only touchdown of the season aga1nst Ttsktlwa as the
two teams battled to a 6 6 t1e
FINAL LITTLE EIGHT STANDINGS
Won Lost Tted
Buda 5 Tlsktlwa 56 Sheffteld U
I-UMOIHE 6 Ttsktlwa 56 Neponset 20
Wyanet 14 Ttsktlwa 59 Ohto 20
INDIVIDUAL SCORING RECORD
Our l949 50 basketball team suffered a bad year dropptng fourteen of thetr twenty
two ttlts and ftntshtng tn a three way tte for the Ltttle Etght conference cellar bu sttll the
season was htghllghted by several breath taktng upsos The lndtans dumped htghly
favored Bureau Townshtp and Sheffteld ID what were probably the two best games of
the campatgn In addttton Ttsktlwa whtpped favored Wyanet tn the opentng round of the
Ltttle E1ght tournament ftnally coppmg fourth tn th tourney and tough the Ltttle E1ght
champtons Lalvfotlle all the way to the gun before dropptng a three potnt dectslon ln thetr
onference game The lndtans however bowed to LaMo1'le tn the ftrst game of the dtstrtct
tournament to conclude the season
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All five members of the first team were seniors Clarence Compton Bob Gorman Bob
Hunter Frank Miller and Gordon Sapp saw most of the varsity action for Tlskilwa and
ended their high school careers this year Hunter was high scorer on this years squad
with a total of 208 points
With the Papooses the Tlskllwa second team tt was a dtfferent story The reserves
had a br1ll1ant season winning fourteen and dropping only four encoun ers LaMo1lles
second team was the only Little Elght reserve squad to down the Papooses The team was
composed of Gary Chase a Junior three sophomores Ralph Bornsheuer Lynn Anderson
and Dick Brown and one freshman Paul Nevitt Reserves who saw a good deal of action
were Lars Rodseth Ed Sash Bill Iackson Ralph Wagner Fred Hart Richard Iackson and
Bureau Township 42
For the first time in its history T1Sk1lWG High School entered cross country competition
havmg a very successful 1949 50 season The squad was composed of seven men Merle
golson Frank Morris Gerald Elmore Edward Hale lim Cotter Iohn Moreland and Robert
The lndtan harrlers competed in only two meets as a full team defeating both Manlius
and Sheffield the only other Little Eight schools fielding cross country teams Agatnst
Manlxus the lnd1ans swept the first four places in ptllng up a 18 39 vlctory Clow score 1n
followed by C25 Moreland C31 Cotter C43 Hale C63 Polson C87 Elmore and CIOD Morris In
the Sheffield meet Tiskilwa barely eked out a 27 28 declslon as Gorman again won in
ILO 38 over the 2 mile course followed in by C39 Moreland C49 Cotter C91 Hale and CIUJ
Moving into big time competition Tiskilwa entered four men Hale Cotter Gorman
and Moreland in the district meet at LaSalle Peru Gorman number one lndlan runner
pulled a big upset as he finished second in the field of forty erght contestants thus qualify
ing for the state meet held at Champaign where he placed twenty fourth in a f1eld of
eighty seven runners
The only senior on the squad is Gorman so with six veterans returning to form the
nucleus of next years squad the Indians are looking forward to an equally successful
season in l95U 51
Coach Vlfgll Keithley is faced with a mayor rebuilding job in fielding his l949 50 track
team as only six of fourteen 48 49 letter winners are returning Veterans returning and
the events 1n which they specialize are
Clarence Compton dashes and welghts
Bob Gorman distance runs
Ben Stocking distance runs dashes a d weight
Lynn Anderson dashes
lohn Moreland distance runs
Bill Iackson Jumpmg events and dashes
Last year s squad had only a mediocre season copping two trtangular meets finishing
second in one th1rd in another and winning one dual meet The lndtans finished fourth
tn the Little Eight meet with 29 points and twelfth in the county meet with 3172 points
Lettermen nominated on the basis of the 49 campaign were lohn Hedrtch Wayne Borns
heuer Donald Morris Bob Morse Clarence Compton Richard Cha e Bob Gorman lun
Schertz Ben Stocking Lynn Anderson Wayne Baldwin lohn Moreland Glenn Hand and
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T H E A R R owe A W ees--
We wish to express our sincere thanks to those individual patrons and
business firms who contributed to the advertisement section of our 1950
ARROW, We were unable to devote more of the book to that section as has
been the custom, We have listed those patrons who as public-spirited citizens
have played a very important part in 'naking tnis yearbook possible.
Anderson and Mosshart
Anderson V A
A 51 P Grocery
Bonded Service Station
Bradleys Electric Shop
Bu ck Ga age
Cains Shoe Store
Clark Hotel The
Dan and Ierrys Tavern
Diller C E Implement
Dunbar s Book Store
Ellberg s Clothing
Gift Shop The
Groys Plumbing and H
Harris 5 and lfl
Horton Home Appliances
Houstons Paint and Paper Store
lsaacson N W ci Co
lo ephson CS Son
Ka beer Guy
Millers Feed Store
Miller 61 lones Shoe Store
Nelsons Grocery and Market
Pamb D E
Peterson the Clothier
Philpott Oil Station
Po t Office
Priestley s Hardware
Princeton Dry Goods
Princeton Electric Sale
Rayrners Barber Shop
Rict s Restaurant
Russell Cattle Company
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