University High School - Clarion Yearbook (Normal, IL)
- Class of 1936
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University High School
ln submitting this year book to the University High
school the staff proffers no apologies. Indeed, we have
been glad to attempt the problem of publishing and edit-
ing a book even though limited was the financial where-
withal. We feel that we have selected and presented
material that includes the broadest scope of our high school
But had it not been for the willingness on the part of
our administrators and sponsorsg for the considerate co-
operation of the Hawkins Photo Shop, the Kane Engraving
company, the Stappenback bookbinding firm, and the State
Normal industrial arts department print shop, this annual
would not have been.
To all those concerned, our sincere gratitude.
. . . The Staff
olume Eight, Nineteen Thirty Six
The Clarion Staff
Left to right: Yates, Hare, Boulton, Dunn, C. lNlercier, Scott, Harper, Keltner, Vin l uss
lflmore, lirinega r.
The Clarion Stall' of 1935-36 was composed entirely of seniors. Contrary to the
usual method of choosing two juniors, one sophomore, and one freshman to assist, the
stall resorted to the senior class alone for material and write-ups.
Under the general directions of George L. Scott, the student adviser from the
University, and Miss Ruth V. Yates, the Staff worked long, hard, and diligently.
Charles Harper was appointed as editor with Richard Dunn as his assistant. The
art work, page layouts and cover design were turned over to Vincent Hare, the art
editor, and to his assistant, joan Elmore.
Miss Betty Boulton was appointed as the literary editor, and to her was intrusted
the important task of writing and securing copy. Betty was ably assisted by Rhoda Van
Huss. Russel McBride and Robert Herr aided Betty with the sport section of the annual.
And last, but certainly not least, the important position of business manager was under-
taken by Charles Mercier.
Contracts were drawn up with the Kane Engraving company in Bloomington, who
tool: care of all engraving in the Clarion, with Stappenback, to whom the binding job
wis gveng and with the Hawkins Photo Shop Qalso of Bloomingtonj. Hawkins took
the majority of the senior pictures and the entire lot of group and activity pictures of the
The staff wishes to acknowledge their appreciation to the under classmen who
contributed to the book.
Metcalf Training School
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THE dedication of the University high
school annual presents but one dilliculty:
the selection of one person from our school
group. All are deserving. However, we be-
lieve that the man who has headed Univer-
sity High during this past school year has
the admiration and friendship of every per-
son connected with our school. He has made
us realize that his pleasant sincerity has be-
come a part of our lives. Our dedication is
to Dr. S. A. Hamrin, principal of University
Dr. S. A. I-Iamrin
A, . 3- . 5 ,. .'.ag4..,.5 -05.1
Clytlt- Wliitt'tli -r llutlrlson, M S. , Agriculture
lib.. lNl.S.. l niversity of lllinois.
Alic: Roxinna Otgl., AU ,..,. .... A rt
All, Colorailo Slate 'I'eacl.ers College,
Arthur ll, lxirs n, lni i.l ,... , . , ll.l.lllll'Ill.lilL'-
li litl., Snpriior tXXfisconsinj Slvte 'l4C1lCllCl'S
Collegeg Ph.M., University of Wfisconsin.
Ruth V. Yates, M.A. . . Speech and Journalism
l5.A., Cornell Collegeg M.A., Teachers Col-
lege, Columhizt University.
Alva Willi'tn1 Dragon, M.S. . . lmlustrial Arts
B.lYt.l., lllinofs State Normal Universityg
M S., Iowa State College.
Grace Rcbccca Shen, BS .... School Nurse
'R.N., Benjamin Bailey Sanitariumg B.S.,
B 'rnicc Alvina Tucker, A.M. Home Economics
BS, University of Nebraslqag A.M., Uni-
versity of Chicago.
Ruth ll. Zimmerman, M. A ..... Librarian
B.A., Emporia tKansasJ State Teachers Col-
legeg M.A., University of Minnesota.
Marguerite R. Connell, M.A ...... . Latin
Blitl., Illinois State Normal Universityg
M.A., University of lllinoisg University of
Chicagog University of Colorado.
Howard J. Ivens, M,A .... Assistant Principal
and General Science
A.l5., Northern Michigan State Teachers
Collegeg M.A., University of Michigan.
University High Schoo . -7
Alma Mary Hamilton, M.A ,.... English Katherine Eliza Carver, A.M ...... Latin
HS., lllinnis Wfesleytxn Universityg Blitl., A.B., Cornell Univcrsityg A.M., University
l. S. N. U.1 M.A., 'l1C4lCllCI'S Ciullege, Culum- of Chic.1gn.
Ruth Stroud, Mls- 1 I I ' I 1 I . l . Engligh jannie Alm'1 Wl1itt:n, Pl1.D ....... German
. X , .V A,.. Y . . AB., A.N., l'niversity uf Illinuisg PILD.,
Bb., Mb., linwetsity uf Illinois lvniversity uf wliscumml
Edwin G. Struck, NLS .... linys' Physical Iitl.
and Athletics Margery Alice Ellis, A.M ........ Frencli
AB., DePauw l7niversityg MS., lntliantt Ph,B.. A.M,. University uf Cliicngu.
Kinlwfine Thielcn, M.s. . . Gifts' Physical izti. Helm lf- Mufhlmll- PUD --'-- Wir" Sfi1"'f1'
BIS" L, , f ,ki M-S' U , A-.B.. Cnllege of Emporia: N:A. l'niversity
uf Wlsglriislxitl U llml ' nlulxltl ul CllllCi1gUQ Ph.D,. Duke llnrversity.
Thomas J. Douglass, NLS. . . Agriculture tintl Ethel Gertrude Stephens, M.A ....., History
A.B.. University of lllinuisg M.A., Teachers
HS., MS., L'niversity uf Illinois College. Cnlumhitt Lniversity.
Harry Franklin Admire, B. Ed. . . Commerce
B.Ed., I. S. N. U.g Valparaiso Universityg
University of Illinois.
Mary Dorothy Webb, M. A .... Commerce
B.A., Lawrence Collegeg M.A., University
Harold F. Koepke, M. A ...... Commerce
B,Ed., Wliitewater State Teachers Collegeg
M.A., University of lowag Universigy of
Margaret Mary Westhoff, M. S ..... Music
B. F., I. S. N. U.g M. S., Northwestern
Leo J. Dvorak, M. A ........... Music
B. A., Upper Iowa Universityg M. A., Uni-
versity of Iowa.
Albert Charles Fries: M.S ....... Commerce
B.S.. M.S., University of Illinois: New Mex-
ico Normal University, Las Vegas.
Blanche McAvoy, Ph. D ......... Biology
B. A., University of Cincinniitig A. M.,
Ohio State Universityg iPh.D., University ol
Thomas Morse Barger, M. S ...... Physics
A.B., M.S., University of Illinoisg Illinois
State Normal University.
Neva Mcliavitt, A. M ........ Geogriipliy
B.Ecl., l. S. N. U.g A.lNI., Clark University.
Ralph Waldcm Fogler, M. S ....... Chemistry
B.S., MS., University of Illinois.
First row: Hardy, Steiner, Crout, Lane, Kelly, Frazier, Wlard, Raisbeclc, Fisher, Blum
Van Huss, Webb. Second row: Stover, I.. Smith, N. Smith, Bryan, Berson, Davis, P. Smith
Bangs, Larkin, Heins, Mays, Douglass, Brown. Third row: Drennen, Murphy, Gibbs, Teodori
C. Scott, Benten, Malbach, Newtson, Greene, Isininger, XVehmeier. Fourth row: Hennecke
Burroughs, Abbott, Mayne, Romanus, We-lcliuii, Custer, Putnam, Ringland, I.ockl1ai't. Fifth row
johnson, Keairn, INIason, Willk, hlillay, Mason, Huff, Wfatlcins.
I THERE is one group within the university system that could claim the motto,
"Intimate contact with high school students," that group would be the student
teachers. Pursuing and furthering their professional status, advanced students in the
diverse departments of the two and four-year curricula, under the supervision of the
high school critic teachers and administration, conduct and plan classroom activities of the
University high school students. Indeed, the student teacher has activities other than the
classroom proper. He is availed of the privilege of participating in the scheduling of
many extra-class activities. Language clubs, literary and forensic societies, dramatic or-
ganizations and productions, science groups, group activitiy designed to develop a
knowledge and an enjoyment of playground sports, all offer actual instruction experience
to the collegiate teacher within his or her particular field. From the student teachers'
point of departure this feature of the university life is singular.
But it is no less so to the high school students. Witli such a set-up of pedagogy the
student in the classroom is offered many different interpretations of subject matter,
enabled to receive the more advanced methods of presenting and emphasizing a subject.
Teaching is a matter of personal relationship, both on the part of the teacher and the
student, and it is the vigor and interest on the part of the student teaching group that
enables them to further and promote that type of relationship.
But that vigor and interest without the guidance of the respective critic supervisors
would often run amiss. And this student teaching group is more than indebted to the
true shapers or' Universiy high school subject and pleasure matter,-the critic teachers
and school administrators.
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,I LX 1
Manual Artv Building
Donald Eugene Stone , . . . . Bloomington
"American, Very Early."
Elizabeth Schaefer ..,....... Normal
Commerce Club 3, 4, Home Economics
Club 3, 4, Glee Club 4.
Robert Carrol Stephens ........ Hudson
Football 3, 4, Baseball 2, 3, 4, Captain 4,
Commerce Club 4, Glee Club 3, Student
Council 4, Treasurer 4, Honor Society 4,
Athletic Board 4, "And lt Rainedf'
Florence Elizabeth Rwtclitfe . . . Bloomington
G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Secretary 3, Vice Presi-
dent 3, 4, Thalian 2, 3, 4, President 41 Stu-
dent Council 3, 4, Secretary 4, Honor So-
ciety 4g ,Press Club 3, 4, President 4, Glee
Club 2, 3, 4, Apportionment Board 2,
Band 4, junior Circus, Clarion Staff 3,
Clarionette Staff 4, Dramatic Club 4, "Ask
the Professor," "And lt Rainedf' "Amer-
ican, Very Early," "The Youngest."
Minnie H. Rachac .......,... Normal
Orchestra 3, 4, Home Economics Club 2,
3, 4, Secretary 3, Vice President 3, Pres-
Charles Alexander Mercier, jr ..... Normal
Clarion Staff 1, 3, 4, Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4,
Student Council 4, Commerce Club 4,
Science Club 5, 41 Rostrum 43 Vice Pres-
ident Class 3, Basketball 4, Honor Society
4, Vice President 4, "And lt Rainedf' "Ask
the Professor," "American, Very Early,"
Bonnie Louise Meers .....,. Bloomington
Transfer from Maroa Community High '34,
G.A.A. 3, 4, Secretary 4, Commerce Club tl,
Glee Club 4, "American, Very Early."
Edson Lee Mercier ........... Normal
Basketball 2, 3, 43 Baseball 2, 3, 4, Football
3, 43 'Rostrum 3, 4: Press Club 5, 4, Tennis
3, Golf 4.
Myrtle Louise McGuire ......, Towanda
George Petty .............
Band 3, 41 Orchestra 4, junior
G,A.A. Treasurer 3: Commerce Club 4,
President 43 Honor Society 4, "American,
. N 5. .MTV
I . 4
Margaret Alice March ........ Heyworth
Home liconomics Club 2g Commerce Club -l.
lfnos Luslier .,......, ,.., B loomingtou
Transfer from B. H. S. '55g Boys' Glee
Madeline Kelley .,......... Normal
G.A.A. Z, 5, -lg Home liconoinics Club -lg
jolm W. Keltner ....,...... Normal
Student Council 5, -l, Vice President -ll
Assembly Committee 'lg Clveerlewder -lg
Rostrum -lL Glee Club 1, 2, 5, -lg -Press
Club -lg Clearion Staff -lg Clarionette Staff
.ig Track 2. -l, Captain 5g Dramatic Club -l,
Vice President -lg "And lt Rafned," "Am-
erican, Very Early," "The Youngest."
Mildred jacquat ...,........ Normal
G.A.A. 2, 5, ll, Vice President 2, l'resident
-lg Camp 5g Clarionette Staff -l.
Robert N. Herr ............. Normal
Athletic Board 1g Student Council 5g Press
Club -lg Clariovette Stall -l1 Basketball 2, 5,
-l, Captain -lg Baseball Manager 2.
Mary Fran Brown ......... Bloomington
Glee Club 5, -lg Tbalian -lg Press Club ft, -lg
Commerce Club -lg Vice President -lg Clar-
ion Staff -lg junior Circusg Dramatic Club
-lg "And lt Rainedf' "The Youngest."
B.n Hiltabrand .........., Bloomington
Transfer from B. H. S. '5-lg Rostrum 5, -lg
Treasurer -lg Press Club 5, -lg Golf 5, Cap-
tain 5g Clarion Staff -lg Clarionette Stall
5, -lg junior Circusg Class Treasurer -l.
Nettie Graves .......... Bloomington
G.A A. 1, 2, 5, -l, Treasurer -lg Thalian Z, 5.
-lg Glee Club Z. 5, -lg Press Club 5,-li
Junior Circusg "Ask tbe Professor," "And
lt Rainedf' "American Very liarlyf'
Charles A. Harper ........... Normal
Football 5, -lg Basketball 5, -lg Baseball 1, -lg
Science Club 5, -lg Press Club 5, -lg Ros-
trum 5, -lg Class Treasurer 11 liditor of
Clarion -lg Clarionette Staff -lg junior Cir-
cnsg Honor Society -lg Student Councl -l.
Glee Club -lg Assembly Committee -lg "Am-
erican, Very Early."
Rhoda Van Huss ............. Normal
Class President lg Home Economics Club Z,
Thalian 2, 3, 4, Secretary 3, Vice President
3, President 4, Glee Club 2, 3, 4, Honor
Society 4, Clarion Staff 3, Press Club 4,
Dramatic Club 4.
Llolyd Harold Walston ........ Hudson
Transfer from Hudson High 1934, Football
3, 4, Baseball 3, 4, Glee Club 4,
Mary jane Wullcnweber ........ Normal
G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4g Science Club 3, 4, Glee
Club 4g junior Circus.
Andrew S. Washburn ...... Bloomington
Band 3, 4g Orchestra 3, 4.
Mildred Francis Fuller ....... Normal
Home Economics Club 2, 3g G.A.A. 3, 4,
Press Club 4.
Virginia Mae Quinn .......... Normal
G.A.A. 2, 3, Commerce Club 3, 4, Treas-
Reuel H. Stubblcfleld ...... . . Normal
Band 2, 3, 4, Orchestra 3, 4. '
Faye Wwtscxin ........ ..... B loomington
Home Economics Club 2, 3, 4, President 35
Commerce Club 4, Thalian 2, 3, 4, Vice
President 4g Junior Circus, Honor Society
4, "American, Very Early."
Roland Dean McClure .......,. Normal
Football 2, 3, 4, Captain 4, Track 2, 3, 4,
Captain 43 junior Circus.
Dorothy Harrison .......... Bloomington
Home Economics Club 2, 4.
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joan Elizabeth Elmore ........ Normal
Vice President of Class Zg Glee Club 2, 3, 4g
Press Club 3, -lg Clarion Staff Llg junior
Circus Queen SQ Home Economics Club 23
Dramatic Club -13 "Ask the Professor,"
"And lt Ruined," "American, Very Earlyf'
Richard Thom1s Dunn ........ Normal
Class President 23 Clarion Staff 1, 2, 3, 43
Clarionette Staff 4g Press Club 43 Assembly
Committee 33 Rostrum-Thalian Debate 3, 13
Student Council 3, fi, Secretary 51 Appor-
tionment Board 5, llg Honor Society 3, -1,
President 43 Dramatic Club -fig "American,
Very Early," "The Youngest."
ligio Virginia Damato ......... Normal
G.A.A. 2, 51 Orchestra Al,
Thomas li. Carter .......... Randolph
Class President 5, Secretary 13 Student
Council 5, Vice President 53 Rostrum 3, 4,
President 4g Press Club 4g junior Circusg
Thalian-Rostrum Debate 4g Golf 53 "Ask
the Professor," "And It a'Rined," "Amer-
ican, Very Early."
Marjorie Fileen Feel-c .......... Normal
Home Economics Club 5, 4, Vice President
41 Commerce Club 5, llg "American, Very
Robert C. Pierson ..... . . Normal
Rostrum 4g Football 4.
George K. Brinegar .......... Normal
Class President 4, Vice -President 23 Student
Council 5, Treasurer 33 Rostrum 2, 3, 4,
Secretary 5. President 4, Vice President 43
Science Club 3, 4g Clarion staff 2, 43 Press
Club 5, 43 junior Circus: Rostrum-Thalian
Debateg "American, Very Early."
Donovan Williwni Twrlcton . . . Bloomington
Glee Club 43 Science Club 53 junior Circusg
"American, Very Early."
Roger Shields ............. St. Louis
Band 43 Orchestra 4g Dramatic Club 43
Track 43 Transfer from Highland High
Donald A. Baker ,........ Bloomington
Transfer from South High, Lima, Ohio, '54g
Football Manager 33 Glee Club 5. 4g Press
Club Lil Commerce Club -13 Clarionette
Staff 43 Science Club 43 junior Circus 5, Ai.
Herbert Charles Riley . . , . . Normal
Harry Irwin Ewcrt ........ Bloomington
Press Club 53 Cliirionette Staff 5.
Betty Ellen Boulton ........ Towanda
Transfer from Towanda High 19543 Thal-
ian 5, 4, President 43 Glee Club 5, 43
Science Club 3, 43 Band 5, 43 Press Club 'lg
Editor of Clarionette 43 Clarion Staff 43
Honor Society 43 Vice President of Class 43
Rostrum-Thiilian Debate 53 Dramatic Club
43 "American, Very Early," "And It
Howard Botstielcl ........ Bloomington
Transfer from Bloomington l--ligh School
19343 Rostrum 5, 4, Secretary 41 Glee Club
5, 4, Secretary 53 Junior CiI'LlCSQ I,S.H.S.
M.l-.A.1 "And It Ruined."
Robert Armstrong .......... Bloomington
Transfer from Stamford High 19543 Press
Richard M1s0n .... ,...... B loomington
Glee Club -lg Football 5, -lg Track 5,
joseph Kimble . . . . . Normal
Marian Glnsener . . . . ..... Des Moines
Travel Club 5: Home Economics Club 2g
Girls Glee Club 2g Band -1.
Charles Powell ............. Normal
Track Ig Baseball 23 Press Club 5, -lg
Clarionette Staffg Basketball.
lilmcr Lnkkins .............. Normal
Class secretary 5: "American Very Earlyf'
Science 3, -lg Press Club 5. 4, lTreasurcr All:
Glee Club 41 "'l'l1c Youngestf' junior Cir-
cus 5, -l.
OUR years ago we entered these portals for the first time, with high hopes for the
future in U. High. In spite of freshman stupidity, we were leading the school in
scholastic standing by the end of the first term.
ln October we held our first class party. Then again in january we staged an
"all school dance" which was a very successful undertaking. And then came our
crowning achievement of the year,-the "Freshmen" Assembly. Our own Tommy
Carter sang for the first and last time "The Lullaby of the Leaves."
Witli Richard Dunn as class president, our activities for the Sophomore year were
few but very successful. On November third we held a wiener roast,-remember? On
january 19 we held our class party in the Wo1nen's Gym.
Soon we found ourselves flightly juniors, ready to carry out the most outstanding
year in our school career. Tommy Carter was our president.
Our first success was the junior play, "American, Very Early," directed by Miss
Allen and Miss Fisher. Then came the history-making ceremony of the rings,W-may
our memories never fail us in that respect.
Remember the question of the 'junior-Senior Banquet and how when no funds
were appropriated for it we stepped forward and inaugurated the junior Circus?
Remember the feeling of pride and elation we had when we found we had gone "over
the top" and made enough to give the traditional junior-Senior banquet?
This was held in the spring and was the greatest achievement of our high school
And now,-into the last year, our Senior year. We're the mighty Seniors, the "all-
Early in November we inaugurated the social season with our homecoming welcome
dance to new teachers and Dr. Hamrin. Then in the late fall we presented the annual
Senior assembly, and in the spring the Senior play, "The Youngest."
But before we step from the life of U. High and end forever this history of the
Class of 1936 of University High School, we wish to extend our sincerest appreciation
and gratitude for friendship and never-ending loyalty to Miss McAvoy.
First row: Keltner, Stone, Glasener, Schafer, Wfullenwaber, Brown, McAvoy, Elmore,
Harrison, Kelley, Van Huss, Carter, Brockhouse, jacquat. Second row: Baker, Graves, Ratcliffe,
Wfatson, Meers, Rochac, Boulton, Petty, Dunn, Stubblefield, Vifashburn, Fuller, McGuire.
Third row: C. Mercier, Harper, Botsheld, McBride, Riley, lVlcClure, Coale, Smith, Tarelton,
Hiltahrand, Powell, Damato, Quinn. Fourth row: Wfalston, Brinegar, E. Mercier, Herr,
Pierson, Hare, Shannon, Stephens, Cushman, Condon, Carver, Armstrong, l.usher, Lokkins,
Kimble, Berthlc-tt, Feels.
From the Class of Thirty-Six
First row: Piirrct, Hill, Riiytlun, Miller. jackson, Fuller, Marcus, Antlcrs, Webb, Stover
Webb, Sclnlcrs, Lunnigain, lxlillIl1l7L'I'g. Sccuml ww: Snrrcnson, Riley, Stuclc, Brining, Schiltlt
Wicl'i1iz1n, Biting, Scott, Tiiylur, Tuwnscnd, Ciwtlier, Wllitcliiwiisc, Russitcr. Tliirtl ww: M. Smitli
Jennings, Austin, Blum Pcterson, lirtlinun, Dlarlic, Ellison, Duffy, Hunt, lfvalns. Fourth ww
Wfilcy, Sizriiww, Grcciic, Hublmuxl, Stiiufcr, Graves, Nuumunn, Turner, R.Smitli, Farnham
XVnl'tliingtun, Stalker, l,ilwi'cnCc,
unior Class ,
Class of Nineteen Thirty-Seven
flliiir Mary llyebfz
HE junior class of University High School enjoyed a line year with Andrew Peterson
serving as presidentg Betty Lou Marcus, vice-president, Roger Stautfer, secretary,
and Edwin jackson, treasurer. Miss Mary Wfebb is our sponsor.
The first activity of the year was the wiener roast which was held at Forest Park
in the fall. There was plenty of food for everyone, and after eating we engaged in a
good old-fashioned sing around the bright fire.
Next on the activity list was the class play, "Little Women." The whole class took
an active interest in the play, working well on committees which was a big asset in
making the play a success.
The third big event of the year was the junior Circus which with the co-operation
of the whole school was an event that we were all proud of. Our queen was Edith
Anders with Alice Goodier, Ellen Sorrenson, Betty Lou Marcus, and Dorothy Ann
Taylor serving as ladies-in-waiting. The juniors adopted as their mascot joan Mercier,
who made her hrst appearance at the circus.
The last and perhaps the most looked forward to event was the annual junior-
Senior Banquet held at Maplewood Country Club. The decorations were quite spec-
tacular in their "Blossom Time" theme. The banquet was well handled by those who
gave generously of their time and talent.
In other activities the juniors also took prominent parts. There were many juniors
in girls' sports as well as in boys' sports, and john Blum was chosen captain of next
year's basketball team. Many members of the band, orchestra, and glee club were juniors,
helping the girls' glee club bring laurels to U. High in the music contest held this
spring. juniors' names have appeared frequently on the scholarship and attendance
honor rolls. For these various reasons we feel that the juniors have had a successful
year and have co-operated well in making it a successful year for U. High.
First Row: Holley, jacquat, Ireland, Sizemore, Kerr, Evans, Mercier, Stroud, Pritchett
Kelley, Lokkins, King, Stombaugh, Bartosch, Derpung.
Second Row: Baker, liankert, Burns, Blakeman, Brinegar, Adams, Carpenter, Keller
Meers, Taylor, Lamb, Southgate, Leeka, Oesch, Ramsey.
Thirtl Row: Cade, Deaton, Gravitt, Hamilton, lillis, Forbes, Shearer, Kovaciny, Shantz, Svetly
Tallon, Lowell, Hardy, Harhert.
Fourth Row: Harvey, Smith, Hallam, Bunting, Cuimbaugh, Allen, Gertzel, Vifullenwaber
Dorfmeister, lNIerCier, Wells, Rossitor, Stroutl, Cox, Stubbs, Sutton.
Fifth Row: Anderson, Wfalton, Harrison, Rhodes, Ricks, Borden, Henson, Fetterhoff, Yates
Smith, West, Stephens.
Class of Nineteen Thirty-Eight
Mill' Ruth Slrozfd
OUR second year in University High School has come to a close. We are proud of
the contributions we have made to the academic and social activities of U. High
At the first class meeting the following class oflicers were elected: President, Reed
Yatesg Vice President and Secretary, Dick Andersong and Windell Crumbaugh, treas-
urer. Reed Yates also represented the class on the student council.
In the fall we entertained the students and faculty members at a dance in Old
Castle gymnasium. Again on March 13th the class sponsored an all-school masquerade
dance in honor of the Irish patriot, St. Patrick. Betty Lou Marcus and Eugene Keltner
were awarded prizes for the most original and clever costumes.
The sophomore class has been well represented in many of the extra-curricular clubs.
We wish to mention Marion Ireland particularly who represented our school as soprano
soloist in the High School Music and Literary Contests. A number of Sophomore girls
were also members of the Girls' Chorus which won the Class "B" banner in the district
contest. Our class has been active in the Dramatic club, the Home Economics club, the
Science club, G. A. A., and Thalian Debating soiety.
We are all looking forward to two more years together in U. High and hope they
may be as enjoyable as this one has been.
First row: Demetrulias, Greeson, Gardner, Dabney, Orr, Farnham, Scott, Sorrenson
Stephens, Million, Pritchett, Anderson, Knowles, Wfoods, Fearheiley, G. Greene, Selalers
Second row: Maddio, Beam, Fishhack, Berthlett, Dycus, Biederhcck, Glasener, Cunningham
Humphries, Lane, Block, XVresinslci, Hartley, Barry, Tallon, M. Stomhaugh, Gregory, Keltner
Third row: Garber, MCGraw, Rankin, Iwlills, Hyde, Hastings, Dalby, F. Green, Zalimas
Martcheniak, Von Allmen, Sleever, Thompson, Ramut, Nelson, Spriggs. Fourth row: Lennon
Clevenger, Fairchild, Parlor, Conroy, Johnson, Roach, Georger, Guretz, Bischoff, Keefe, Taylor
Rogers. Fifth rowi Wilsrm J. Stombaugh, Ellison, Gehrke, Naumann, Floege, Seiler, Landis
Dunn, Popolawski, Mau , Snyder, Harvey, lillis.
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FRESHMEN whose high school careers began in the fall of 1935 have enjoyed a
delightful season. Eddie Clevenger was the first class president, but because of his
transfer Charles Morney filled the unexpired term. The vice-presidency was filled by
Richard Guritz. Recording the minutes was the duty of Marianne Fearheiley, secretaryg
joe Poplawski was the treasurer. Miss Gertrude Stephens, supervising teacher in history
was the class sponser.
The Hrst social event of the year was the annual freshman fall party held in the
gymnasium at the Illinois Soldiers and Sailors Childrens School. Hallow'een decorations
provided the theme of the ocasion. Games were played, music for dancing was furnished
by the Petarde family, and a floor show was given at the intermission. Refreshments were
served in keeping with the harvest time spirit.
Dr. and Mrs. Hamrin and Mr. and Mrs. Ivens were guests of the freshmen group
at a spring party held in April in the Old Castle. Radio music was provided for dancing
and the climax to an enjoyable evening came when lunch was served.
All freshmen were included when the three community problems classes held a noon
picnic in Sherwood Forest. Miss Bernice Tucker and Miss Helen Marshall were the in-
structors who sponsored the occasion.
HE Green and Gold opened its thirty-fifth football season under the direction of
Mr. Edwin Struck, new high school athletic coach. Co-captains Coale and McClure
piloted the team.
The football boys encountered some of the toughest teams in Central Illinois this
ycar. Teams such as Hoopeston, one of the best teams in eastern Illinoisg Routt, the
tough Irish aggregation from jacksonvilleg and Pekin, who finished second in the Big
Twelve, will not be forgotten. Orville Gross, Clarence Morgan, and Thomas Weal,
lettermen from last year's squad, were lost because of transfer.
Blum was U. High's best ground gainer, while Bob Pierson was a big threat in the
line plunging role ulltillhe was injured. Hubbard and Co-Captain McClure were two
tackles which opposing teams found hard to move. The work of these boys in the
Trinity game is riot-to be forgotten. Co-Captain Coale, Walston, and Guritz took care
of the enjl poyitihis in great style, while Hallam and Harper are two other boys who
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Front Row: Bunting, Hallam, Sizemore, Blum, E. Mercier, Guritz, Miller. McClure,
Poplawski. Second Row: Lawrence, Yates. Wfalston, Coale, Carver, Peterson. Harper. l-lubbard,
Ramut. Third lRow: Clevenger lMgr.j, Ivens, Landes, Stephens. Snyder. Fetterliolf, Coach
Struck, Schneeberg, Parlor, Naumann, Evans, Wells, Bowers tAsst. Coachj.
starred in the forward wall. All of the men on this year's squad deserve praise, and it
c1n safely be said that every member of the team gave his best.
Seniors on this year's squad were: McClure, Coale, Walston, Mercier, Harper, and
Stephens. Vlfith such men returning as Blum, Yates, Hallam, Hubbard, Guritz, and
Poplawski, next year's team should be successful.
Yifhen they outfought and outplayed the strong Trinity eleven the Struckmen were
at their best. U. High had the edge on first downs in this game by a twelve to six
coint. It was a season of ups and downs, with the Green and Gold losing seven and
INNING 20 and dropping but six games the U. High Cagers had an exceptionally
good season on the hardwood this winter. To have a good basketball season
two things are necessary: a good team and a good coach. This year U. High had both.
With but four lettermen returning QBlum, E. Mercier, Harper and Herrj Coach Struck
started the season with just a mediocre ball club, but welded together a powerful machine
which soon started to click and develop into an above average team. The Hrst Hve this
year consisted of Blum, Harper, E. Mercier, Staulfer, and Capt. Herr. Charles Mercier
was another boy who played in nearly every game and nearly always managed to score.
Other boys who played first-team ball when given the chance were Naumann, Hubbard,
Pierson, Erdman and Coale.
Early victims of the "Cyclones" were Farmer City, Clinton, and Monticello. During
the Christmas holidays the Green and Gold participated in the B.H.S. tournament and
after bumping off the heavily touted Havana Ducks in the first round, they scored 38
points against the strong Peoria Central five, but fell short 8 points of winning. They
later saw Peoria win the tournament by defeating Bloomington.
After revenging last year's tournament set back with a 32-23 win over El Paso the
Struckmen dropped a hard fought 14-17 game to Bloomington in the Inter-city opener.
Front Row: john Blunl Charles Harper, Robert Herr, Mgr. Malmberg, Edson Mercier
Roger Stauffer, Charles Me ie. Back 'Rowz Coach Edwin Stuck, Fred Naumann, Merlin Erd-
man, Robert Pierson, Harol! Hubbard, Howard Ivens.
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At the start of the season only 17 games were scheduled but Coach Struck called
an overnight trip to Collinsville and after a very close affair, they puffed out of town
with a 21-18 victory in the bag, much to the glee of Mr. Struck as this was his former
As tournament time rolled around the Green Wave from U. High found they were
the second best team in the Inter-City winning 3 and losing 3 games. Bloomington
seemed to be the only team to hold a jinx over the Green and Gold beating them three
times. Victories over Havana, Clinton, Normal, Trinity, Lexington, and Collinsville,
one of the best teams down state, were also milestones in the history of basketball for
U. High this year.
In the first game of the Regional tournament, which started the big parade to
Champaign and the state finals, U, High romped on Cooksville 51-19. They next
blasted the minute men from Lexington off the court to the tune of 31-19, but lost to
B. H. S. in the finals. Both teams went to the sectional and after defeating their old
friends from El Paso in the opener, the Green and Gold closed their books for the year
with a 43-31 defeat at the hands of the Hilltoppers from Mt. Pulaski who won the
tournament and placed fourth in the state.
IIE U. High nine started the baseball season with a bang when they won decisive
v'ctories over Atlanta and Colfax. With live members of last year's nine returning,
Coach Douglass looked forward to another banner season for his mighty swatters.
The regulars that returned were john Blum, Roger Stauffer, Capt. Bob Stephens,
George Petty and Gordon Cushman.
Coich Douglass presented a strong starting lineup consisting of I-Iarper, Stauffer,
Naumann, Blum, Rossiter, Captain Stephens, Petty and Chuck Miller.
The pitching staff consisting of Walston, Miller, Guritz had good prospects for a
good season on the hillock. Dick Guritz, the big left-handed twirler showed many prom-
ising signs of developing into one of the best flingers U. High has had in quite some
Front Rowz- Douglass, W. Stephens, Hunt, 'Rossiter, Stubbs, Mills, Fairchild, Code,
Second Row zfwest, johnson, Oesch, Fetterhoff, R. Stephens, Harper, Blum, Guritz, Miller,
Austin. Third Row :-Coach Douglass, Ellison QMgi'.j, Petty, Noumann, Stauffer, Forbes,
King, Wlalston, Cushman.
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We found Charley Harper cast in the new role as catcher for the U. High nine. At
the first of the season, Charley was a little wild, but he gradually settled down and did
a competent piece of receiving.
The prospects for next season look mighty fine with only five men lost. Those
who are leaving are, Capt. Bob Stephens, Harper, Petty, Cushman, and Walston. With
only this small loss and with a number of underclassmen waiting eargerly to break
into the lineup, the prospects for the future are very promising.
The schedule for the U. High nine consisted of I3 scheduled games and two prob-
HE U. High thinlies inaugurated their track season with a practice with Normal High.
Although Normal won 82-56, Coach Struck had a chance to see his men perform and
get an idea concerning the prospects for the year.
Captain Dean McClure, Dick Hallam, john Kcltner, Harold Hubbard, Ernest Liw-
rcnce, and William Staker were the returning lettermcn. Horace Wells, Melvin Rossiter,
Schneeberger and Shields ar the other boys who were on the squad.
Front Row:-Rossiter, F. Smith. S. Smith, Hallam, Lawrence. Floge, Whitehrmuse, Taylor.
Second Row:-Coach Struck, Wilsimn, Kavancy, Keltner, McClure, Wim1'thIngtswn. Third Row:
Rogers, Yates, Shields, Henson, Wells.
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The schedule for the thinclads was camparatively light, with only six meets on their
card. The meets were as follows: Normal, the triangular-meet at El Paso between
Normal, U. High and El Paso, Leroy, the district meet at Peking and the lntercity meet.
Although the squad as a whole was not very strong, Coach Struck was the possessor
of one of the finest milers in central Illinois, john Keltner. john defeated his old rival,
Gene Foster from Normal High. This alone would be a good season for anyone. john
will be excellent material for some college and his followers may expect many great things
Capt. Dean McClure proved to be quite a discus tosser, winning many points for
U. High, while Roger Shields copped several prizes in the javelin.
The prospects for next season are very promising with only Capt. McClure,
Keltner, and Shields graduating. This will weaken the team in the field events and
Keltner will be very much missed in the mile run. But with such prospcts as Hubbard,
Lawrence, and Anderson, Coach Struck is hopeful of upsetting many of the big boys
NDER the direction of Miss Katherine Thielen, high school physical education
teacher, the Girls' Athletic Association enjoyed another successful year. The weather
was ideal for sports. All activities were well attended by upper-classmen, accompanied
by many freshmen aspirants.
Two play-days were participated in by the girl athletes. In the fall a meet was
held at Pekin, and during the spring the home girls played host to a group of "play-
The permanent board of the society consisted of Mildred jacquat, president, Lois
lfuller, vice-presdent, Bonnie Meers, secretary, Nettie Graves, treasurer, Betty Lou
Marcus, point secretary, and Harriet jacquat, head of training rules. The heads of the
sports were as follows: hockey, Dorothea Gravittg soccer, Betty Hamilton, basketball,
Vivian Stubbsg bowling, Harriet jacquat, volley ball, Betty Hamilton, baseball, Harriet
jacquatg tennis, Mdeline Blakemang archery, Betty Lou Marcus.
row: Graves, XVullenwalwer, L. Fuller, M.jacquat, Thielen, Marcus, Sizemore, H.
-Iacquat, Cox, Ramsey. Second row: Brockhouse, Stubbs, Scott, Taylor, Blakeman, Kerr, Anders,
Stover, Third Row: Deaton, Ratclifllie, Meets, Gravitt, Hamilton, D. Taylor, M. Fuller, Wien'-
A very exciting hockey game was played in October. The varsity team defeated
the Alumni 2-U in an encounter packed with thrills. Members of the varsity team were:
Elizabeth Ratcliffe, Mildred Kerr, Nettie Graves, Betty Lou Marcus, Betty Scott, Harriet
jacquat, Lois Fuller, Dorothea Gravitt, Betty Hamilton, Margaret Stover, Vallona Mae
Ramsey, and Mildred jacquat.
For the assembly program on january 17, the girls presented a "Major Bowes
Amateur Hour" with Margaret Stover impersonating the Major.
G. A. A. was "knock-off its pins" when Nettie Graves acquired a bowling score ot'
182. Mildred jacquat placed second with a score of 165.
Awards were presented to all girls who earned them. A sportsmanship cup was
given to the outstanding G. A. A. member. Three girls, Mildred jacquat, Nettie Graves,
and Elizabeth Ratcliffe, received the highest awardff-Aa state emblem. The "U"-nThe
second local award-was presented to Lois Fuller, and Betty Lou Marcus. Dorothea
Gravitt, Mildred Kerr, Harriet jacquat, Betty Hamilton, Esther Deaton, Betty Scott,
Vivian Stubbs, and Mae Ramsey earned their first local award, the numeral.
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First row: Webb, Letner. Dunn, lvens, Ratcliffe. Second row: Landes, Mauney Hu
Mercier, Yates. Third row: lillison, Stauffer, Stephens, Crumbaugh.
n the second year of its existence the Student Council of University high school enjoyed
a busy and profitable time under the able leadership of Richard Dunn. The other
officers for the year were john Keltner, vice-presidentg Elizabeth Ratcliffe, secretaryg and
Robert Stephens, treasurer. The other eight members of the organization were elected.
one from each home room. The two senior members were Charles Harper and Charles
Mercier. Those representing the junior class were Ernest Ellison and Roger Stauffer.
The sophomores elected Wendzill Crumbaugh and Reed Yates while Charles Mauney
and Clyde Landis were the members chosen from the freshman class.
The standing committees for the year were the assembly program committee and
the apportionment board. Charles Harper, Reed Yates, and john Keltner were appointed
to serve on the assembly program. Robert Stephens, Richard Dunn, and Roger Stauffer
were the members of the apportionment board.
The council started the year by sponsoring U. I-ligh's homecoming early in the
fall. At Christmas time they gave a Christmas party for the students and faculty. Near
the middle of the second semester they brought the Vera Pearl Kemp ensemble to the
assembly, much to the enjoyment of the students. Later the council had charge of an
awards assembly in which awards were presented to worthy students. The organization
closed the year by giving a farewell party to the seniors in the school. The money left
in the treasury was given to the school for the purpose of building a large trophy case
to be used in place of the many small ones now in the study hall.
Miss Webb and Mr. lvens capably assisted the council in its various activities.
s a committee from the student council, the Athletic Board consisted of one
representatives from each of the three upper classes, a faculty manager, who was
appointed by the principal, the athletic director, the principal of the high school, and the
director of girls' athletics. The members, this year were: Coach Struck, Mr. Ivens, Dr.
Hamrin, Miss Thielen, Robert Stehens, john Blum, and joe Bunting.
It was the business of this board to regulate all problems having to do with athletics
of any kind that involved the school. The eligibility of students was also determined by
this group, and after each season they approved the list of people who were to receive
letters in the various sports.
First row: Bunting, Stepliens, Blum. Second row: Hamrin, lvcns, Struck.
McGuire, Harper, Boulton, Blum, Dunn, Mr. Hamrin, Mr. Schroeder, Mercier, Hedgco
Ratcliffe. Stephens, Van Huss, Wiistsiwri.
HIS Wiilter Dill Scott chapter of The National Honor Society carried on the activities
of the year with the able assistance of Dr. S. A. Hamrin, Richard Dunn served as
president and was assisted by Charles Mercier, vice-president, and Robert Stephens,
The hrst outstanding event of the year was the initiation ceremony for new members
held in assembly at which Dean Schroeder of the University faculty talked. At a second
initiation of new members the talk was given by Professor Hodgens of the speech de-
partment of Illinois Wesleyiiii University. After this service the group held a lunchcoi
at Tilden Hall lor the initiates.
The Nat'onal Honor Society ol' Normal Community High School invited the
XValter Dill Scott chapter to an initlation service at Community High at which Dr.
Hamrin gave the talk.
The Honor Society had charge of arrangements for the spring "Open House" and
for "Freshmen Day."
The year's activities closed with the annual spring banquet held at Hotel Tilden
Hall on june fifth.
UBLISHED bi-weekly, the Clarionette, the high school newspaper made its history for
the second year. Regular issues were four pages. Two editions containing eight
pages were supplemented with literary editions, For the first time a special issue was
given to the students on April Fool's Day which was filled with foolishness and nonsense.
News pertaining to the coming events of the school activities were on the first page.
Editorials, columns, and literary material could be found on the second page. Boys and
girls sports were taken care of on page three, and on the fourth page interviews, columns,
and further news stories were found.
The first semester journalism class, taught by Miss Ruth V. Yates, assisted by Miss
Dorothy Henneke, elected Betty Boulton editor-in-chief. The following staff was ap-
pointed: associate editors, Charles Harper, Richard Dunn, Ben Hiltabrandg desk editor,
lllizabeth Radcliffe, sports editor, Robert Herr, feature editor, Gordon Cushman, Don
Baker, john Keltnerg exchange editors, Claudine Berthlett, Minnie Rachac, girls sports
editors, Mildred jacquat. Nettie Graves, columnist Russ McBride, Tommy Carter, Eldon
Smith, Robert Armstrong, George Brinegarg society editor, Dorothy Brockhouseg organ-
ization editors, Herbert Riley, Andrew Wfashburn, Charles Powell, literary editor, Mildred
Fuller, circulation manager, joe Kimble.
Second semester journalism students acted as news reporters while several members
of the former staff remained. Ida Steele, Edson Mercier, Howard Botstield, Robert Smith
Fred Naumann, Maurice Condon, and Vincent Hare were the reporters, and Mr. john
Welclon was the student adviser.
First row: Brockhouse, Keltner, Boulton, Graves, Jacquat, Henneke. Second row: Yates
Powell, Baker. Cushman. Ratcliffe, Berthlett, Fuller. Third row: Harper. Riley, Herr, Dunn
First row: Brockhouse, Brown, Ratcliffe. T. Fuller, jacquat, Graves, M. Fuller, Riley
Second row: Yates, Lokkins, Baker, Elmore, Van Huss, Boulton, Berthlett, Hiltabrand. Third
row: Keltner, Cushman, Ricks, Blum, Carter, Brinegar. Fourth row: Hare Harper, Mercier
Herr, Pierson, Dunn.
EETING on the tirst and third Tuesday of each school month, the University High
School Press Club was reorganized in the fall of 1935. The otlicers elected to
preside for the year were: Elizabeth Ratclirfe, presidentg Lois Fuller, vice-presidentg and
Elmer Lokkins, secretary-treasurer. Miss Ruth V. Yates, supervising teacher in journalism,
was chosen as adviser with Miss Dorothy I-lenneke and Mr. G. L. Scott assisting.
The main objectives of the Club were to create interest in journalism and to print
a newspaper and year book for the high school students. The requirements for becoming
a member are to have two articles written by the applicant, which are printed in the
At one of the regular meetings Mrs. Brindley, of the Pantagraph statl, spoke about
her personal experiences in the tield of journalism. In November two delegates, Charles
Harper, editor of the Clarion, and Betty Boulton, editor of the Clarionette, were sent
to the Illinois High School Press Conference, held in Champaign.
On December fourth the members enjoyed .1 turkey dinner at the home of Betty
Boulton. The evening was spent in games and music, also reports were given by the
During the winter a visit was made to the Kane Engraving Company. A similar
trip was made to the new Pantagraph building in Bloomington. Both trips were of
much interest and lasting value to the entire group.
HE lirst dramatic production of the school year was Marion DeForest's version of
Alcott's play "Little Wo1nen" presented in Capen Auditorium November 15, 1935,
by the junior Class. Miss Ruth V. Yates, supervising teacher in journalism and speech,
was the director assisted by Miss Virginia Abbott, a senior in the University.
Consisting of twelve characters, the cast included live boys and seven girls. The
crst was as follows: Meg, Betty Scott, jo, Dorothy Ann Taylor, Beth, Ellen Sorrenson1
Amy, Miriam Wiermzing Mrs. March, Lois Fuller, Hannah Mullett, Margaret Stover,
-lohn Brool-Le, Merlin Erdman, Laurie, james Turner, Mr. Laurence, Tony Jennings,
Aunt March, Margaret Barret, Mr. March, Wfilliam Stalter, Professor Bhaer, john Blum.
jo, Amy, Beth, and Meg are the center of attraction throughout the play. The many
hardships caufaed by the Civil Wzlr were shown very clearly in the characteristic setting
of the 186O's. Along with the hardships there are the perfect love affairs of the three
March girls: jo, Meg, and Amy. Laurie, a born tease, john Brooke, a quiet, kindly,
home-loving man, Professor Frederick Bhaer, the type of man one could trust at once
and children would adore, these men are the three suitors of the girls.
The home ties of the March family could not be complete without mention of
"Maumee," Hannah, and Aunt March. "Marmee" or Mrs. March was dearly loved by
hcr daughters and husband. Accustomed to the ruling of the home, the March girls
shared ther household joys and sorrows with the faithful and devoted servant, Hannah
Mullett. The family circle was furnished many laughs by Aunt March, as everything
about her suggested that she denied herself nothing.
All the other juniors helped with the production by serving on various committees.
Clifford Scott, a University student, assisted by Russel Sizemore and Harold Hubbard
made up the staging committee. The costume committee members were: Katherine
Morgrn, I. S. N. U. student, Betty Lou Marcus, and Maxine Brining. Tony Jennings,
Mlrqaret Stover, and two University students, Nancy Raisbeck and Herman Stoltz, were
members of the properties committee. The publicity committee was Miriam Wierman,
Charlotte Selders, Harold Hubbard, and Billy Hill.
GN May 22, in Capen Auditorium, "The Youngest," a comedy of Philip Barry's,
was presented by the Senior Class under the direction of Miss Ruth Yates.
This is a gay, friendly, and brilliant American comedy. It combines the charming
dialogue and the interesting characterizations of all of Philip Barry's plays. The excel-
lcnt acting made it a performance worthy of merit.
The play allows us within the home circle of the Winslow family. Richard XVin-
slow, played by Charles Mercier, finds that being "the youngest" and misunderstood is
rather a deplorable state in which to find oneself. He wants to be free to live his own
life as he sees fit. Previously Richard has tried to break away, to go off by himself to
followv his urge to write, but each time the family "closes the family purse" and he is
forced to return. john Keltner, as Oliver, makes us fairly writhe with his smugness and
continual nagging at Richard who refuses to go to work in the pin manufacturing com-
pany, which was founded by great-grandfather Winslow, one of the foremost citizens of
the town in an early day. Richard Dunn in the role of Mark makes himself equally
annoy'ng by his superior and supercillious manner toward Richard. Quarrels are brought
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on by cynical Augusta fjoan Elmorej who is still living in the Winsloxx' home with her
husband Alan Martin fCharles Lokkinsj because they cannot find a home suitable to
Augusta's tastes. Clever "Muff" played by Betty Boulton, and Rhoda Van Huss as
amenable Mrs. Winslow, are sympathetic with Richard, but in the face of the rest of
the family's dominance they have little chance to show kindness to him. lt is into this
scene of "domestic bliss" that Nancy Blake flllizabeth Ratcliffej arrives. She recognizes
the plight of Richard and understands his hatred for the materialistic viewpoint of the
rest of the family. Moreover, Nancy has a theory that people turn out to be the sort of
creatures they are treated as. "Treat a mouse like a lion and he'll grow a mane over
night," she says.
This is a chance to apply her theory and so on a bet with Muff, she sets about to
mike Richard over in a week. This she succeeds in doing so well that by the end of
the week Richard has the rest of the family fairly "eating from his hand." However,
Nancy has applied her theory so effectively that she suddenly finds herself in love
wfth her victim. Now it is Richard who finally decides to make Nancy bfi' equal and
so asks her to marry him.
OR some time, there has been a need for an organized group in our high school to
unity the various dramatic activities. As a result of this demand two clubs were
organized in February this year under the leadership of Miss Ruth Yates, critic teacher in
speech. Two groups were formed rather than just one so that it would be possible
tor more students to take an active part in plays and programs.
The Freshman-Sophomore group met the last Tuesday .in every month. The officers
of the club were: Tom Stombaugh, presidentg Mary Ann Banlcert, vice-presidentg Mary
Demetrulias, costume chairman, and Eugene Keltner, stage manager. These meetings
have been devoted to a brief study of pantomine and voice improvement needed for
various types of characterization. In April, a cast chosen from the group presented a one-
act play, "joint Owners in Spain" by Alice Brown for an assembly program. The play
was repeated on May 8 for the entertainment of the students from the junior High
Schools of the community who were guests of University High School that day. Members
of the cast were, Vallona Mae Ramsey, Doris Thompson, Barbara Orr, and Opal Greeson.
The play was directed by Miss Maurine Blum, a student director from the University.
The junior-Senior group set aside the first Tuesday of the month for their meetings.
The officers elected were: Rhoda Van Huss, president, john Keltner, vice-presidentg Ellen
Sorrenson, secretary, Roger Shields, property chairmang Tony jennings, stage managerg
JUNIOR-SENIOR DRAMATIC CLUB
Front Row: Taylor, Graves, Sorrenson, Van I-Iuss, Elmore, Yates, sponsor. Back Row:
Ratcliffc jennings, Shields, Dunn, Brown, Parret.
FRESHMEN-SOPHOMORE DRAMATIC CLUB
Front Row: Keltner, Stombuugh, Shantz, Thompson, Sleevar, Sorrenson, Orr, Rupp, Dalton
Knowles, F. Stombaugh, Yates, Sponsor. Back Row: Von Allmen, Hartley, Ramsey, Dunst
rulius, Greeson, Matldio, Lamb, l-Iamilton.
and Margaret Parret, costume chairman. After a time it is hoped that members of this
group will be able to take charge of the direction of plays and will gain experience in
this way as well as acting and production. This year a cast from this club was chosen
to represent the school in the one-act play contest sponsored by the Illinois High School
Speech League. They presented Paul Green's "The Last of the Lowriesf' In the cast
were Rhoda Van I-Iuss, Dorothy Ann Taylor, Margaret Parret and james Turner. Their
was selected as one of the three best in the sub-district contest held at I. S. N. U., March
20. This entitled them to enter their play in the district contest also held at I. S. N. U.,
Ont of the purposes of the dramatic clubs is to foster community contacts. In answer
to this need, programs and plays have been presented to various groups. The evening of
repeatedMay 27, the cast of the "The Last of the Lowries" presented the play at the
Western Avenue Community Center in Bloomington. On April 23, they repeated the
play at a meeting of the New Home Club at the Methodist Church in Normal.
Although the clubs are new, the members feel that they have made definite steps
toward unifying and thus furthering dramatic activities in U. High. We are looking
forward to pleasurable and worthwhile activities in these clubs next year.
12DAI.s, trophies, ribbons,and banners have not been annexed by the University high
school boys' glee club. It cannot flaunt a state-wide fameg but it can surely claim
many pleasurable rehearsals and performances for its active members. The reason for its
being is to atford a means of personal pleasure for the concerned students.
Meeting every Weclnesclziy and Friday afternoons, with Miss Margaret Westliotf as
sponsor, and CQ. Wforthington Welvb as student director, the boys worked out a quite com-
petent singing routine during the tirst semester. Nor did this effect lag when, during the
second school session, Dale Miller replaced Mr. Webb as student director.
The male songsters made their initial appearance this year before the student body
during one of the lirst assemblies of the fall term. Later in the term this group enter-
tained the Parent-Teacher's association of Normal. They had a role in the production
ol' the Christmas Cantata, one of the main musical assemblages in the high school year.
Their first appearance in the new year was in singing before the district meet of the
l'.W.A., the event being staged in the new gymnasium. In addition to these otf-the-
campus presentations, the group has entertained at numerous minor school affairs.
The membershi 5 is not great in c uantit g but in such an or fanization it is the ualit
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enjoyed participation thoroughly.
First row: lillisnu. Riydxin, Sizemore, Webb. Miller, Keltner, M. Smith. Second row:
litehiiusc. H,1rper, XXfiley, lXlercier. li, Smith, l.usher, Sliannou. Third row: B.ilxer', Staulfei
lilman. l'.iilc-ton. 'Ihxiiist-intl. Claipenter. XX'alstivn.
First row: Marcus, Beam, Martchenialc, Brockhouse, Wfullenwaber, Brown, Boulton I4 sl
back, Dabney, Gardner, Orr, Fearheiley, Mercier, Ii. Scott, Lanigan. Second row: Ii. Soircns
Iiiederbeck, Graves, Ratcliffe, Fuller, Iilniore, Berthlett, Dycus, Greeson, Denietrulias, M S ii
enson, Lowe, Block, Harbert. Third row: Westlimiff Deaton, Maddin, Von Allnien, Schifci
Van Huss, Hastings, Dalby, Green, H. Scott, Taylir, Hardy, Wloods. Fourth row: Harvc u
ton, Halley, Stubbs, Stroud, Sizemore, Parret Meers, Ireland, Adams, Keller, jacquat, Bin ci
Thompson, Iirinegar, Lane, Burns, Vlfresinski. Sleevar. Lowell, Shantz, Stnnibaugli, Cox
NDER the direction of Miss Margaret Westhoff, the girls' glee club was much pleased
with the progress made this year.
The first appearance of the club for the year was a program given in assembly
early in the fall. Then on Sunday, December 15, a Christmas Cantata, "The Angel and
the Star" by Ira Wilson, was presented to which the public was invited. Special numbers
were sung by Dorothy Ann Taylor, Kathleen Knowles, and Marian Ireland. Accom-
paniement was furnished by the high school orchestra under the direction of Mr. Dvorak.
The Glee Club entered the annual contests, rating in the first group in both the sub-
district, held at Normal Community High School, and the district held at Illinois State
Normal University, in April. Witli the help ofMarion Ireland, a sophomore, who placed
in the soprano solo group, the club won a Class B banner in the district contest. The
state meet was held May 1 at Illinois State Normal University, but the competition of the
fifteen other schools entered was too keen and the club was rated in the third group.
At one of the Parent-Teacher's meetings during the winter the girls gave a musical
program, and aslo sang at Western Avenue community center for one of the "family
Witli a large measue of credit due Miss Westlioti, the girls feel they have had a suc-
NDER the direction of Mr. Leo Dvorak, supervising instrumental music teacher in
University high school, the band has made considerable progress. There is a well
divided instrumentation among the forty-two members. Such instruments as a flute, oboe,
E flat clarinet, tenor saxophone and alto horns make for a well-balanced group.
The musicians played for many home basketball games this year. During the district
tournament at Normal Community High School, they were asked to entertain the
spectators at the semi-finals. Entertaining the student body by appearing on several
assembly programs, was another function performed by the band. Music was provided
for the second annual junior circus by this group of music-makers. During this appear-
ance, Robert Dunn, the flute player, was the conductor. Providing syncopation for the
visitors at the Open House, May 13, was assigned to the band.
The players wore white shirts and black ties which was a unifying factor in the
appearance of the group. It is hoped in the near future, because of the rapid progress of
the band, it will have regular uniforms.
Misses Mary Rae Williams and Minnie Kelly were student directors first semester
while Ray Miller, University student, conducted the activities of the band during the
High School Band
Nc3REAslNG in number to forty-four members, the University High School Orchestra
has made marked improvement. The group was under the direction of Mr. Leo
Dvorak, assisted by Mr. C. W. Webb and Misses Eleanor Gamer and Virginia Steiner.
Many violins have been built around the nucleus that was formed last year under the
leadership of Miss Emma Knudson, music instructor in the University. Among the other
instruments added to the orchestra were: two bass violins, a viola, two cellos, French horn,
oboe, flute and alto saxophone.
During the year the orchestra made several appearances. They entertained the
student body by furnishing music for two assembly programs. Accompaniment was
played by these musicians for the Christmas Cantata presented by the Girls' Glee Club
under the direction of Miss Margaret Westhotf. In the fall the orchestra entertained
patrons attending the joint Parent-Teachers' meeting held at Normal Community High
School. Music was played between acts of the annual junior and senior plays by these
.nusic-makers. Parents and visitors attending the second annual Open House on May 13,
enjoyed hearing the music, furnished by this organization. The orchestra entertained at
one of the "family nights" held at Western Avenue Church, and to close a successful
year, they provided music for the graduation exercises held june 9.
Recently an ensemble has been formed which expects to make rapid progress, so
University High School may be represented in the orchestra contests next year. An
ensemble composed of seniors played for the second annual class night exercises.
NOTHIZR year of history is in the records of Thalian, the girls' debating society.
The girls opened the year with Rhoda Van Huss serving the first term as president.
The first social event of the year was the annual fall weiner roast. This time it was held
at Dorothy Ann Taylor's cottage at Lake Bloomington. Mr. and Mrs. Barger and Dr.
and Mrs. Hamrin were the chaperones for the pleasurable affair.
ln December of 1935, the first Thalian-Rostrum debate was held. On this question:
Resolved: That the A. A. A. has been more beneficial than detrimental to the people of
the United States, Betty Boulton and Elizabeth Ratclilfe, upheld the affirmative. They
were, however, defeated by a 2-1 decision in a very close contest.
During the second term, Elizabeth Ratclifie served as president of the society.
The most important event of this regime was the Thalian Carnival. The money made on
the carnival was used to pay for the spring banquet which is always one of the
highlights of the year. This is held during the last part of the year and is the time when
the Velma Horn Myer award is given to the girl who most exemplifies the spirit of the
organization and is most active in her school work. The name of the recipient is kept
a secret until the night of the presentation.
The other high spot of the term was the initiation of new members. This year
it was held at Lois Fuller's home and six neophytes were initiated.
Betty Boulton was elected president for the final term. The banquet was held at
Roland's tea room, on the twenty-third of May. Dr. and Mrs. Hamrin, Mr. and Mrs.
Pringle, Mr. and Mrs. Myer, and Mr. and Mrs. Barger were guests.
The spring Thalian-Rostrum debate was on the eighteenth of May. lfaye Wiltson
and Lois Fuller represented Thalian in the contest.
The last meeting of the year was the traditional spread at which Mr. and Mrs.
Barger furnished the ice cream, and the three presidents provided the cake. Witli this
treat ends 'l'halian's history each year and so we are again putting aside the scroll with
many happy memories.
sf row: Fuller, Ratcliffe, Graves, l'll'lIlL'gilI', Harvey, Sm'rensim, Parret. Second row:
nel Blakeman, XViei'man, Boulton, Ireland, Lanigan, Third row: Van Huss, Taylor, Barger,
First row: Keltner, C. Mercier, Carter, Botslield, Hiltabrand, Brinegar, Dunn, Wliitclitwtisc
Carver, Second row: Hubbard, Hnper, Austin, Coale, jackson, Peterson, Shannon, Yates
row: Stalker, li. Mercier, Pierson, Greens lirdman, Hare, Blum, Jennings, Turner.
ARRYING on its tradition of furnishing outstanding extrarcurricular activities and
social events for its members, Rostrum continued in 1935-36 to be one of the most
progressive societies in University high school.
Rostrum opened its school year with a weiner roast held at Lake Bloomington. All
members were present and Dr. S. A. I-lamrin, Rostrum sponsor, had charge of the group.
The next event of the year was the annual fall debate between Rostrum and Thalian.
The question for debate was: Resolved, that the Agricultural Adjustment Act is more
benehcial than detrimental to the citizens of the United States fconstitutionality not to
be discussedj. George Brinegar and Richard Dunn upheld the negative for Rostrum,
Thalian upholding the atlirmative. judges, from Illinois Wesleyiln University, cast a
Z-1 decision in favor of Rostrum. This was the second consecutive time that the boys
had won the cup.
ln january, the society held its first mid-year banquet at Hotel Tilden-Hall in
Bloomington. Mr. Pringle, former sponsor for twenty-two years, and Miss Ruth V. Yates,
present sponsor, were guests at the banquet.
On May 50 the boys held their annual spring banquet at the St.Nicholas Hotel in
Decatur. This "get together" was the crowning and closing event of the club's school
During the season the debating club took in seventeen new members. Three seniors,
Tommy Carter, George Brinegar, and Charles Harper each served a term as president of
Dr. S. A. Hamrin was selected as sponsor of Rostrum after the retirement of
Mr. Pringle. Because of extra duties Dr. Hamrin was obliged to resign, and Miss
Ruth V. Yates, supervising teacher in speech, became the new adviser.
HE first meeting of the Green and Gold Home Economics Club of University High
School, for the school year of 1935-1936, was held in Room 7 on Monday, September
30. During the first meeting the officers for the semester were elected. They were:
Charlotte Selders, president, Marjorie Feek, vice-president, Betty Lou Marcus, secretary,
and Minnie Rachac, treasurer. The social, money-making, and program committees were
On Saturday, November 9, the club sent Charlotte Selders and Betty Hamilton, as
delegates to the Home Economics Convention in Chicago. Miss Bernice Tucker, the
sponsor, accompanied them. They attended the meetings and other places of interest.
A Christmas party was held on Saturday evening, December 14, in the gymnasium
at the Illinois Soldiers and Sailors Children's School. All members and their guests
were invited. The evening was spent in dancing, games, and card planing.
The officers for the second semester were elected on january 20, 1936. They were:
Claudine Berthlett, president, Betty Hamilton, vice-president, Charlotte Selders, secretary,
and Georgianna Svetly, treasurer.
In the junior Circus the Home Economics Club participated by selling candy,
peanuts, and pop-corn to the many who attended.
May 9 was the date set for the last party of the year which was held in the Old
The Illinois State Normal University Home Economics Club sponsored a Home
Economics Day on May 16. The club of University High School assisted them by
acting as hostesses.
It is with a sense of pleasure and pride that we look back upon the work of our
club for the year 195S'l956.
First row: Dycus, Marcheniak, Hardy, Selders, Marcus, Hartley, Ramsey, Stombaugh. Sec
ond row: Schantz , Schaefer, Brining, Bertlilett. Rachac, Cox. Pritchett. Harrison, Demetrulias
Third row: Greson, Stubbs, Dcatou, Taylor, Hamilton, Svetly, Tucker. Fourth row: Stroud
Kelley, Wfatson, Fuck, Berthlett, Kelley, Lowell.
Home Economics Club
First row: Malmberg, jackson, McAvuy, Harper, Boulton, Fuller, XXfullenwaber. Sccond
row: Halam, D. Baker, M. Brinegar. Ricks, Taylor, W. Baker, Keller, Tliil-Ll 1-nwg Q, LIQIUL,
G. Brinegar, Stauffer, Ellison, Smith, Lokltins, Van Huss.
N effecting the organization of a high school science club, the concerned students
chose to name after one of the first and most notable instructors connected with the
university's science depai'tment. Hence, the year-old group bears the name, "The Major
Powell Science Clubf,
Furthering the spirit that made Major Powell one of the foremost scientific col-
lectors of his time, the members of the club divided themselves into small groups, and,
under the direction of Dr. Blanche McAvoy, sponsor and class critic, pursued elected pro-
jects. These projects included numerous informational scientific fields. During the
fall semester, this group made several entries of displays in a non-competitive exhibit
in the State junior Academy of Science, which meeting was held in Bloomington, Illinois.
The contacts made and the diverse displays shown at the Academy assemblage proved to
be stimulating and instructive.
Again in the spring, members and their sponsor journeyed to Quincy, Illinos. to
enter displays in the competitive contest sponsored by the State Academy. One first place
and not a few minor honors were given to the Major Powell Clubs representatives.
XVhile in attendance at this session, University High representatives accompanied the
Academy-guided field tours.
The social event of the club was in the form of a picnic held at Lake Bloomington.
Charles Harper, president-elect for the initial year, was superseded by Roger Stauffer.
XVhile still in formative stage, it cannot be denied that this organization has accomplished
no mean objective, and its remaining members look forward to the oncoming year with
an eagerness characteristic only of young scientists.
HF Commerce Club of University High School has met every other week throughout
i the year. Varied programs have been given. Talks were given by quests of the
club on dependability, insurance, law in commerce, and forgery. Programs presented
by members of the club included an orginal play, "Applying for a job," written by mem-
bers of the senior shorthand class and presented before one of the I. S. N. U. classes,
fThe cast of characters was Robert Stephens, Virginia Quin, Marjorie Feek, Feligia
Damato, Myrtle McGuire, and Faye Watson.j, a debate by Mary Fran Brown and Faye
XVatson, a discussion by Betty Scott, Bonnie Meers, and Esther Deaton, of the book,
"She Strives to Conquerng the reading of the play, "A Dollar Down," and a play
entitled "The Dotted Line" by Maurice Vincent, Edith Anders, and William Whitehouse.
Programs of music were given by Rae Worthington and Herbert Riley. The personal
typing class entertained the club one day with readings and music.
One party was held in the Old Castle Gymnasium. This was in the nature of a
track meet between two rival schools. The Commerce club took charge of the crowning
of the queen for the junior Circus.
The otiicers for the first semester were: President, Myrtle McGuire, Vice-president,
Mary Fran Brown, Secretary, Betty Scott, Treasurer, Gordon Cushman, Reporter,
Vincent Hare. For the second semester the officers are: President, Charles Miller, Vice-
president, Betty Scott, Secretary, Mary Fran Brown, Gordon Cushman, Treasurer, and
Flavel Evans, Reporter. Miss Mary D. Webb is the sponsor.
First row: Schantz, Schaefer. Brockhouse, Brown, Webb, Deaton, Pritchett, Ramsey. Sec
ond row: Sizemore, Stroud, Stubbs, Hamilton, Taylor, Kelley, McGuire. Third row: Evans
Hill, Miller, Meers. Wrltsrxri, Feek, Scott, Steele. Quinn, Fourth row: Mercier, Hare Baker
Cushman, Stephens, Harrison, Brown Worthington, Whitehouse.
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