University of Illinois High School - U and I Yearbook (Urbana, IL)
- Class of 1945
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The Senior Class
University High School
l'NlYERSl'l'Y Ulf' lI.I.IXf JIS
ln this U and I, the Class of 1945 has attempted to
combine the gaiety and humor of high school life with
a proportionate amount of its seriousness and impor-
tance. We have brought forth, with the aid of our
faculty advisers, an annual that we believe includes a
complete record of the school year in a new and differ-
ent theme. ln expressing this theme, we of the staff
believe that even though high school is the last shelter
for many of us, before we tread the world's pathways
alone, still it has a lightness and carefreeness that can-
not be ignored. 'llhe Class of 1945 wishes to remember
and record not only the valuable training we have re-
ceived, but also the wonderful times we have had while
lf you enjoy this U cum' I even a fraction as much
as we have enjoyed working on it, we shall feel that
our efforts have not been in vain.
A .4 e .f lf-N'
Vve, the Class of 1945, dedicate this U and I to
Mr. Vynce A. Hines, in sincere appreciation for his
enduring patience, watchful diligence, and ever-helpful
assistance. As boys' adviser, he has handled a difficult
job supremely well, as a class adviser, he has encour-
aged our constructive projects and tempered our Wilder
ideasg and he has ever been ready and willing to chap-
eron our picnics and parties.
Mr. Hines, we thank you for being such a good
"parent" and such a good friend throughout our high
Vzzst Rom'-Charlotte Allen, Charlotte Mittendorf, Marilyn Hudson, Peter Moyer, Barbara
XVerStler, Barlrara Dolmbins, jewel Marco.
84401107 RO-rv-Harriet Sherlrl, Dolores Overmeyer, Elizabeth Harding, VVilliam Schoonmlker
Nl irtha Donlrls, Roberta Bloom.
llzzld Roiu-Clinton Granger, Douglas Fay, VVillarrl jackson, 'llilcey Lessaris.
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C HAR1,O'rT1: LLXLLEN
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VVi1,L1AM SCHOON MAK1-:R
E. GRAHAM POGLYIC
A.M., University of Minnesota
CHARLES M. ALLEN
MS., University of Illinois
MARGARETE A. BAUM
A.INI., University of Illinois
Teacher of English
FLORENCE C. BODEN-
BLS., University of Illinois
Associate in Home Econom-
SHIRLEY H. ENGLE
RLS., University of Illinois
Instructor in Education
Teacher of Social Studies
AAI., University of Chicago
Teacher of English and
All., University of Illinois
Teacher ol' Social Studies
PAULINE E. CHANG-
All., University of Illinois
Teacher of French
FRANCES N. GOURLEY
KI.S., University of Illinois
Teacher of Science
RIABEL R. HAGAN
RIS., University of Illinois
Instructor in Education and
in Business Organization
M . .
leacher ot Commercial
XYILISHR If. HARNISH
AAI., University ot Illinois
Assistant Professor of
Head of the Department of
YYNCE A. HINES
MS., University of Illinois
Teacher of BIatlic-matics
XVALTIQR RI. JOHNSON
AAI., New York University
l3,F.A., Pratt Institute
Instructor in Art Ifmlucation
Tc-:1cl1er of Art
YICLRIA I, IfI'llCHI::I4L
I3.KIus., AAI., L'niversity of
Assistant I'roIessor of
MILES C HARTLEY
Ph.B., B.Mus., University
Assistant Professor of
Head of the Department of
MARY E. IBALL
AAI., University of Illinois
Teacher of Klathematics
GILBERT C. KETTEL-
Ph.D., University of Illinois
Associate in Education
Head of the Department of
EVALENE V. KRAMER
BIS., University of Illinois
Instructor in Library
LIESIQTTE I. MCH,-XRRY
AAI., University of Illinois
.-Xssistant Professor of
Hczul of the Ilcpurtment of
ANY C. 'IIURNIYLL
AAI., State University of
Tczlchcr of Pliysicul Educa-
tion Im' XYUINUII
Naxx , I I
P. LOL'I S ZICKGRAF
PILIJ., L'nivcrsity ol' Illinois
Teacher of Latin
IIIi'I"I'Y IX. R ICI I.-XRDS
II.I2cI., Illinois State NKJYINZII
ROBERT M. ALLEN IRENE BABICZ
A.B., McKendree College
Assistant in Physical Education 'for Men
B.S., University of Illinois
Assistant in Science Laboratory
SAMUEL H. BIRDZELL JOHN A. FUZAK
iXl.S., University of Illinois
Teacher ot' Physical Education for Men
NS., University of Illinois
Instructor in Industrial Education
VVOLFGANG KUHN JANE T. hlcGREW
B.Mus., lXI.S., University of lllinois
Associate in Music Education
Teacher of Music
B.F.A., University of Illinois
Teacher ol' Art
DOROTHY P. SVVINDELL HAZEL K. VVIESE
A.N., University of lllinois
Teacher of English
AB., B.S. in L.S., University of Illinois
FACULTY ON LEAVE
FRANCES D. 'WILSON
AM., University of Illinois
Teacher of Social Studies
Faculty on Leave for War Service
GLADYS E. ANDREVVS, MS.
American Red Cross
Oahu, Hawaiian Islands
LIEUT. ERWIN VV. GOESSLING, AM.
Aliceville lnternment Camp
CAPT, WILLIAM HABBERTON, Ph,D.
Army Air Force
Fort VVorth, Texas
LIEUT. fs.g.D MARTIN C. HOWD, MS.
U.S.N.R., Naval Training School
Board of Trades Building
CAPT. HAROLD A. SCI-IULTZ, lXI.S.
Army Air Force
LIEUT. HENRIETTA P. TERRY, Ph.D.
VVAVES, Naval Air Station
5 Q .
The Storm 0 Life
They have been splendid, these unforgotten years
That have found us, as one, in pursuit of knovvledgeg
But alas, we must go, for the hour glass is emptying-
Emptying us, as its grains, into the awaiting world.
These marble halls have been as a common refuge-
A refuge from the outside storm, the storm of life.
Now we are destined to descend into this mysterious unknown,
To be strewn far and near, as pollen in the wind.
The time is upon us, as death is upon the stricken,
Never faltering, but slowly moving on its monotono s way.
VVe must not fail, for now life's storm is reaching?-
Reaching to thrust us into its chaos--forever.
CAz-"Lc'az'c us va."
Maine Township High School
1: Dupo Community High
School 2: Girls' Glee Club 3:
Intramural Sports Manager
3: Modeling 3: jusr-Us Staff
3: Pleiades 3, 4: Mixed Cho-
rus 3, 4: County Music Fes-
ival 4: Arts and Crafts 4:
Class Prophecy 4: U ANI: l
Business Manager 4: "Feath-
ers in a Gale" 4.
JAN ICT LO XY If
"Oli, my govduc.f.r!"
Berkeley High School. Berke-
ley, California 2: Sub-Fresh-
man Class Vice-President I:
Student Council Representa-
tive I: Orchestra l, 2: Terra-
pin 1, Z, 3, 4, 5: Social Com-
mittee 2: County Music Fes-
tival 2, 4: Calendar Commit-
tee 4: Mixed Chorus 4: In-
tramural Sports Manager 4:
Girls' Glee Cluh 4, 5: Navi-
gation 4: Pleiades 4, 5: Plei-
ades Council and Service
Committee 5: Ping Pong 5.
Brrt-"I just about d1'c'd!"
Catlin High School 1: First
Aid 2: Music Appreciation
2: Girl Scouts 2, 3: Mixed
Chorus Z, 3: County Music
Festival 2, 3, 4: Pleiades 2,
3, 4, Vice-President 4: Stu-
dent Council Social Commit-
tee 3: Intramural Sports
Manager 3: Intramural Board
3: Jusr-Us Staff 3: Girls'
Glee Club 3, 4: Class Secre-
tary 4: U ANI! I Staff Stu-
dent Adviser 4: Class Proph-
ecy Committee 4: "Feathers
in a Gale" 4: Red Cross 3.
JAMES GARNSEY CARD
Jim-"Ill: and Priscilla"
Chess I: Music Appreciation
2: Square Dancing 2, 3: Bas-
kethall 2, 3, 4: Photography
3: Track 3: Softball 3, 4:
Slide Rule Club 4.
jUSl'Il'l'l J. AM HR! JSIC
Ju1'k"l?uul, Hulm, Tony,
and 1-" Am'lmr.v xlzvviyli
Ilaslcetball 1, 2, 3, 4: llelter
Iloys 2: Square Dancing 2:
Softball 2, 3, 4: Arts and
Crafts 3: Class l'm-in 4:
'l.ll'ZlCli 2, 3, 4
'l'l'lUlNl,-XS lf. lllfNNl'lR, JR.
Illlllll-Hfllif ll laid"
Square Dancing 1: Chess 2:
Arts and Crafts 2: Class
President 3: Student Council
Representative 3: llaskethall
2, 3, 4: Track 1, 3, 4: Soft-
Army fqrv1'vr'! IBM the
Mathew XYhaley, XYilliams-
burg, Virginia 1: Pleiades 2,
3. 4, 5, President 4: Orches-
tra 2: County Music Festival
2, 3, 4: Terrapin 2, 3, 4, 5:
Orchesis 4. 5: Square Danc-
ing Demonstration 2, 3, 4:
Student Council 3, 4: JUST-
Us Staff 4: Intramural Sports
Manager 4: Know Your Cam-
pus 4: Square Dancing 4:
Arts and Crafts 5: U ANU I
Staff Co-Editor Girls' Sports
CATHERIN li CHRI STII3
" 771611 I fu! in some
Music Appreciation I, 2..3:
Pleiades l, 3, 3, 4, 5: Typing
2, 3: First Aid 3: Orchesis 5.
A mateur 1'ef'0rter-" LVUII I"
Dramatics 1: Typing 2:
Square Dancing 3: Chess 3.
4: Assembly Committee 4:
Jusr-Us Staff 4: Class Treas-
UYCI' 5: "Feathers in a
MARY MARTHA DODDS
I-Poddxy-"It'x not zelml
yoizldog its the 'lf'tlj' you
Pleiades 2, 3, 4, 5, Presi-
dent 5: Music Appreciation
lg Social Dancing 2: Arts
and Crafts 2: Terrapin 2, 3,
4, 5, President 4: Orchestra
3: Square Dancing 3, 4: Stu-
dent Council 3, 5: Student
Council Assembly Committee
3: Know Your Campus 4:
Orchesis 4, 5: Intramural
Board 4: Class Vice-Presi-
dent 55 Social Committee
Student Council S: Mixed
Chorus 5: County Music Fes-
tival 5: Intramural Sports
Manager 5: JLIST-US Staff
4: U ANU I Staff 5: Class
N ight 55 Commencement
"Aly Packard, my eimzrra,
my little black book."
First Aid lg Class Treasurer
I: Chess 1, 2: Activity Com-
mittee 3: Mixed Chorus 4:
County Music Festival 4:
JUST-US Staff 3: Slide Rule
Club 4: Science 3: Photogra-
phy 3: Navigation 2: Camou-
flage Club 2: U AND I Staff
JEAN MARIE HANNAGAN
"Hf'l1at's 'wrong 'witli Notre
St. Lawrence High School,
Penfield, I: Dramatics 2:
Red Cross 2: Pleiades 2, 3,
-4: Modeling 3: Know Your
Campus 3: Orchesis 4.
Dobbo-"Hel was .meh a
Social Dancing 1: Class Sec-
retary 1: Pleiades I, 2, 3, 4,
S: Terrapin 1, 2, 3: Dramat-
ICS 1, 2, 4: G.A.A. Council
2: Square Dancing Demon-
stration 3, 4: JUST-US Staff
4: Intramural Sports Mana-
ger 4: Orchesis 4, 5: Mixed
Chorus 5: County Music
Festival 5: Art 55 Blue Team
Captain 5: Intramural Board
5: U AND I Art Editor 5.
DOUGLAS R. FAY, JR.
Tony-M"It didrft affect
Urbana High School 1, 2:
Photography 3: Intramural
Basketball Captain 3: Soft-
ball 3: Iioys' Glee Club 3:
Basketball 3, 4: Track 3, 4.
Captain 4: Mixed Chorus 4:
U AND I Jokes and Calendar
Basketball 1: Chess 1: Typ-
ing 1: Class Prophecy 43
Tennis 4: Goldsboro High
School, Goldsboro, N. C. 2, 3.
L1':-"Well, 'bark' in Balti-
more 'we do it this way."
john R. Buchtel, Akron,
Ohio I: Forest Park Senior
High School, Baltimore,
Maryland 2, 3: Assembly
Committee Student Council
4: Pleiades 4: Girls' Glee
Club 4: Intramural Sports
Manager 4: Carnival, Gen-
eral Chairman 4: U AND I,
Co-editor Girls' Sports.
SHI RLEY MAIC HARRIS
Svzilchv-"l'0ri juxf .ray
that lH'L'!'lll.H' :Vx trim."
Champaign Junior H i Lf h
School 1, Arts and Crafts 2,
Plciades 2, 3, Know Your
Campus 3, Square Dancing
MARILYN JEAN HUDSON
"Blain your little fmirztvd
St. Mary's lg Mixed Chorus
3: Social Dancing 3: Typing
3, Square Dancing' 3, Plei-
ades 3, 4, Orchesis 3, 4,
Music Appreciation 3, U AND
I Staff Assistant Editor 4.
XYILLA R D LEXYIS
Class President 1, 63 Social
Dancing Z, Orchestra l, 2, 3,
4, 5, oi Chess 3, 4, 5: Square
Dancing Demonstrations 3,
4, 5: County Music Festival
Z, 3, 4, 6: Basketball 3, 4,
5, 6: Softball 3, 4, 5, 6:
Track S, Mixed Chorus 6,
Slide Rule Club 6: U AND I
Sports Editor 6, Class Proph-
ecy tm: Student Council Vice-
President 6, "Feathers in a
SANFORD T. JOHNSTON
Poffa Som--"Lcf'.v take
thc long way Ironic."
Art 2, Social Dancing 2,
Basketball 3, 4, S, og Track
3, 4, 5. 6, Arts and Crafts
3: Better Boys 3, Know
Your Campus 4, Typing 4,
Tennis 5, 6: Mixed Chorus
0, County Music Festival 6,
Softball 3, 4, 5, 6.
DAVIS Al.l5I'lR'I' ll ICLTON
"A'ois' flmuu in IlIi'x.m1rl'i4"
School ot' the Ozarks, Point
Lookout, Missouri l, 2: llol-
lister lligh School, Hollister,
Missouri 2, Jl'S'I'-llS Staff 3,
Navigation 3, Modeling 3,
lioys' Glee Cluh 3, 4, Mixed
Coins 3, 4, County Music
Festival 3, 4, Track 4.
HCA N M A RGA R ICT
"li',v ji1lA'f ilu' f'l'Illt'I'f'lC of
Music Appreciation l, 3, 4,
l'leiades l, Z, 3, 4, 5, Art Z,
3, Orcliesis 4, Square Danc-
ing 4, Mixed Chorus 5,
County Music Festival 5.
IIA RLAN XYA R RICN
JOHN St JN
.fltlux-"f1i'viz't you fold
'terry vim' tl1m'tw"'
Social Dancing I, llridife 3:
Class Treasurer 3, llaskethall
3, 4. 5, Chess 4: Tyllllllgf 4:
JUST-Us Staff 4, Square
Dancing Demonstration 3, 4,
Track 4, 5: Slide Rule Club
5, Softhall 5.
PICT If R Tl-lf IMAS
71I'kl'j'-Milli!-V om' more
Imck Trio u,v.vnn1u1i'1it"
Music Appreciation l, 2,
Navigation 3, Softhall 3,
llasketlmall llanaeer 4: Slide
Rule Clulm 4, U AND I Staff
DORIS JEANNE MAIER
"I like to sleep."
Champaign I u n i o r High
School 15 Pleiades 2, 3, 43
Girlsf Glee Club 2: Square
Dani-ing 2, 35 Arts and
CH A R I',OT'l' If MAR Y
MITTICN DOR F
"I did11't get in until -I A.
Ill." HDIllI5l'IlSC z'lryai1tv"
Social Dancing 13 l'leiades I,
2. 3, 4. 52 Class Secretary 2:
Arts and Crafts 2: Social
Commitee 35 Square Dancing
35 Square Dancing Demon-
stration 3: JUST-Us Staff 4,
Modeling 4: Terrapin 45 ln-
tramural Sports Manager lg
Orchesis 4, 5, I-'resident 53
Art 5: Mixed Chorus 5:
County Music Festival Sg U
ANU I Social Editor 5.
PETER XVINDON MOYICR
Petr-"I fircfcr to 'walk
Better Boys 1: Social Danc-
ing 1: Bridge 2: Class Presi-
dent 3: Student Council 3,
Secretary 3: Student Council
Calendar Committee 3: Ur-
chestra 3, 4, 53 County Music
Festival 3, 4, 53 Boys' Glee
Club 4: Mixed Chorus S, og
Basketball 3, 4, 5, 6: Soft-
ball 3, 4, 5, 6: Track 5, tl:
Square Dancing Demonstra-
tion 4, Sg Chess 4, 53 Square
Dancing 5, U ANU I Editor
ART! li Llfli REICVES
Bzfdrly-"llf'l1ilv on a pack
trif' last .szmzmcr-"
Basketball I: Chess 1, 25
JUST-Us Staff 35 Better Boys
I PIXVEL MARILYN
Bijou-"Do you think an-
other bow would help?"
XVar discussion 2, 3, 45 Dra-
matics 2, 3, 4. 5g Pleiades
3, 4, 53 Assembly Committee
Student Cuncil 49 Intramural
Sports Manager 43 JUST-US
Staff 4: Journalism 4: Or-
chesis 5, U AND I Staff Cir-
culation Manager 55 "Feath-
ers in a Gale" 5, Class
B. J.-"I'm such iz basliful
Pleiades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5: Coun-
ty Music Festival 1, 2, 3, 4,
5, Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4,
5: Girl Scouts 1, 2, 3, 4, 51
Art 2: "Dragon of Wlu Foo"
2g Square Dancing 3,l 49
Jusr-Us Staff 45 Orchesis 4,
53 Girls' Glee Club 4, 53 Red
Cross 43 Dramatics 5: Intra-
mural Sports Manager 5g
Class XVill 5.
"I just low' Economics!"
Dramatics l, 3: Red Cross 2:
Pleiades 2, 3: Girls' Glee Club
3, Mixed Chorus 33 Orchesis
3: ILYST-US Staff 3g U AND I
Staff Typist S.
.S'toop+"Cl1cuzi,vtry is hard-
er this year."
Bridge 1: Modeling 2: Better
Boys 25 Class Vice-President
3: Art 2, 3: Square Dancing
Demonstration 2, 3, 43 So-
cial Committee 3g Track 43
Boys' Glee Club 3, 4g County
Music Festival 3, 43 Basket-
ball 2, 3, 4, Captain 4g U AND
1 Art Editor 4, Class Will 4.
IVv.r-"l'ou umkz' a izvlfcr
door than 1c'iufioit'. '
Modeling l, Z: llasketball 2,
3, 4: Track 2, 3, 4.
Rl'SSIil.l. M li RLIC
Hvi'riir4"ll'txtt Point for
Student Council Representa-
tive l: Chess l: Cl!'Cllt?Sfl'fl l,
2: Camontlage Club 2: XVar
llridge 2: XVar Discussion 2:
Class Treasurer 3: JU4'r.l.'s
Staff 4: Square Dancing 3,
4: Square Dancing Demon-
stration 3, 4: Class Secrt-tary
4: Basketball 3, 4, 5: Track
2, 3, 4, 5: Softball Z, 3, 4,
S3 Tennis 4, 55 Mixed Cho-
rus 4, 5: County Music Fes-
tival S: Class History 5.
"lfVcI1, I think I flzuzlccd
Class President 1: Bridge 2:
Chess 4: Basketball 2, 3, 4:
Tennis 4: Track 4: JUST-US
4: Square Dancing 4: lYar
Discussion 4: St. Petersburg
High, St. Petersburg, Fla.
li'z':laI "Hui, HIV. l3'1'ril:r'll,
you oufl illr. Ifnolt' nrt'
wrong, ulmlll llzc li'r'l'nl1ll'-
Gills Scouts l, 2, 3: Navi-
gation 2: Science Z: Mu-.ic
Appreciation 2, 5, 4: Urclws-
tra 2, 3, 4, 5: I'lt-imlvs
Sports Manztgt-r 4: County
Music Festival 3, 4, Sq Jour-
nalism 45 ,lust-Us Staff 4:
XVIII' lll5Cll5iltlll 5: l'lt'i1ult's
3, 4, S: Pleizidcs Sports
M :t n ag c r S3 lntraimurztl
lloard 4, 53 Student Council
l'residt-nt 5: Class Vice-
l'rt-sidcnt 2. 3: U AND 1
Staff Typist 5.
.3lC0lFf'---U7i,llll',l' tvlml flu'
Champaign ,l u n i o r High
Scho ol l: llasketlmll 3:
'lqTilCli 3: Square Dancing 3:
Art 3: Student Council Rcp-
rescntative 3, 4, 5: Student
41 Assembly Committee 53
Coinmenct-ment and Class
Night Committee 5.
RAR BARA IAN E
NYE RSTLI-I R
"Oli, you mit!"
Social Dancing' 1: Plciadcs
2. 3.44, 5: Arts and Crafts
21 Square Dancing' 3, 4:
Music Appreciation 4: l'lci-
ades Council Service Commit-
tee Chairman S: ll'hite Team
Co-Captain 43 JUST-US Staff
4: Modeling 4: Mixed Clio-
rus 4, 5: County Music Fus-
UVHI 4. 52 Urchcsis 4, 53
Dtlllilft' Dancing Demonstra-
YIOI1 3. 4, 55 Intramural
bports Manager 5, XX'hifg
geain Captain 53 C1355 XX'ill
DORIS FLLFN Hl'IRSl'll3ARGliR
"I :want to ln' nlm1v"
Mixel Chorus l: Music Appreciation I: First Aid 2:
Red Cross 3: Class Prophecy 4.
EYICLYN ANNA l'A'l"l'liRSON
Ciyylv,r41'Tl1uf'.v it ,rvlf-iiiisrimilmlfilo Qlllftfl-t7ll.'
Oswego High School lg First Aid 2: Music Apprecia-
ation 3: Red Cross 3: JUST-Us Staff 3: Pleiarles 3, 4.
The Open, Gate
As we close our lockers for the last time and think back on hve glorious
years of pleasure and study, the highlights of those years seem to come back
to us. Before stepping through the open gate into a larger, more complex world
of problems and consequences, let us once more live those highlights.
As Sub-Freshmen we elected Kent Hobart, presidentg Janet Anderson, vice-
presidentg Harlan johnson, treasurer, and Barbara Dobbins, secretary. NfVe ably
assisted the Class of '44 in their spring dance and supervised a March of Dimes
campaign throughout the school. Our talent assembly was the best one of the year
in the eyes of all students.
Upon returning as Freshmen the next fall, we chose Charles Gray to pound
the gavel, Harriet Shedd to serve in his absence, Clinton Granger to be purser,
and Robert Fellows, to be scribe. Our spring dance added tremendously to the
success of the social functions of that year.
As Sophomores our inlluence was felt more and more in school activities.
Uur boys began participating increasingly in athletics, and the girls led in Pleiades
activities. NVe selected Paul Hartman as president: Harriet Shedd, vice-presidentg
Charlotte Mittendorf, secretaryg and Douglas W'eitzel, treasurer.
Our next year, as juniors, was full of activities, happiness, and homework
for all. VVe put out the first issue of the Just-Us, which became a crowning success.
Our assembly, -lunor House, was proclaimed a riot, and the Class of '44 felt that
our Junior-Senior prom was a beautiful climax to a high school career. Thomas
Benner was elected as captain: VVilliam Schoonmaker, hrst mate, Edward Deam,
purserg and Douglas VVeitzel, keeper of the log.
During our Junior year the boys were represented numerously o11 the athletic
teams and were praised for their intellect in scholastic endeavor. Our girls were
officers of Pleiades, and their schoolwork was matched by none. Martha Dodds
was leader of junior Terrapin.
Upon arriving for our last year at University High, we picked VVillard -lack-
son as our leader: Martha Dodds, chairman in his absenceg Williani Danielson,
treasurer: and Roberta Bloom, secretary.
Our boys again captured the county championship in basketball, and with
NVilliam Schoonmaker as leader of an all-Senior squad they completed a success-
ful season. Charlotte Allen, Klaus Baer, Jewel Marco, Willarcl Jackson, and
Roberta Bloom were mainstays of the all-school production, "Feathers in a Gale."
Elizabeth Harding ably managed the annual carnival to a glorious success. On the
Pleiades Council were Martha Dodds, Harriet Shedd, Roberta Bloom, Charlotte
Mittendorf, Janet Anderson, Barbara VVerstler. Harriet Shedd and Richard
Thomas represented us on the Student Council, and Harriet Shedd was elected
president of the organization. VVillard Jackson was elected vice-president of the
VVe wish to express our thanks to Miss Changnon, Mrs. Wilsfmii, and Mr.
Hines, who have so ably guided and advised us. VVe also would like to thank
Dr. Sanford, Mr. Howd, Mr. Higgs, Mr. Pogue, and Mr. Allen for supervising
Forty-two Seniors of University High School welcome you to this commence-
ment program. We are assembled here to participate in certain formalities which
represent the concluding moments of our high school careers. We have all been
looking forward to this occasion.
At University High School, we have had unusual opportunities to learn those
things which our civilization can teach us. In addition, our teachers have made
particular efforts to help us understand and work with each other. During this
time, many of our school experiences seemed only difficult-frustrating. As we
look back, even those experiences are now part of a happy relationship. This mo-
ment has significance for us in that many happy associations are being concluded.
A more important significance lies in the fact that immediately before each of
us, there are rapidly expanding horizons. However, for each of us, as for each
of you, life has been, and will continue to be, a succession of expanding horizons.
During the first few years of our lives, almost all of our experiences were
within a family group. The horizon extended a little beyond the household. Then
came a commencement. VVe started to school. There we found new playmates,
teachers, the routines, and formalities of school. VVe made new friendsg some
enemies. We learned to work and play together. We increased our understanding
of others in these smaller groups. ln junior high school, the horizons again seemed
suddenly to expand. ln high school, increased freedom has been mingled with new
combinations of duties and responsibilities.
ln dealing with these successive expansions of our horizons, we have had
help and guidance from our parents, teachers, and friends. VVe have not always
been aware of the guidance, and on at least some occasions, we have been un-
receptive to help. Your participation in our struggles and your assistance in our
needs have made you a part of us. As we make these new beginnings, you will
go with us. We are grateful for this comradeship. We welcome you this evening.
JANET L. ANDERSON.
How far away seemed the climactic night of Commencement when we, the
class of '45, wandered through the halls of University High School as Freshmen
four years ago! Four years in the future was infinity. Nevertheless, the evening-
the moment-has arrived. VVe must say goodbye.
As a class we are meeting for the last time, and we cannot help but feel a
certain sadness at the passing of scenes and actions which have comprised our
high school days. lt has been an enjoyable time-this fifth-score of years-and
we are reluctant to leave it behind. Only the confidence that we shall take with
us, to keep forever, a part of our University High School lightens our separation.
Friendships we have made, memories of little things-the ringing of a class bell-
the favorite seat in the library-familiar things-these will remain.
However, high school is not the end, but only one section of the path which
leads to the ultimate goal that each of us has set. Therefore, while the separation
from our secure and familiar surroundings will be trying, the dominant note of
this evening is not sorrow at farewell, but rather the eager expectancy of the
unknown something to come. VVe are determined, each one of us, to look ever
Many of us will go on to college or university, some will go into the armed
forces, and others will turn immediately to civilian work. All of us will be glad
of our high school background and will try to employ it to good advantage in
Before bidding farewell, we wish to take the opportunity to thank our under-
standing advisers and teachers who imparted to us valuable tools of knowledge
and comprehension. Their sacrifice and enduring perseverence through our eight
semesters of consistant distraction we shall remember gratefully.
The inescapable second is here-goodnight, and goodbye.
RICHARD SAN1:oRN THOMAS
Ladies, Gentlemen, Seniors, Friends, and last and least, Juniors: You have
assembled tonight to witness the transference of this little implement from the
custody of the exalted and distinguished Senior Class to the hands of the un-
worthy juniors. The Seniors know that this polished object of wood and steel
is a hatchet, symbol of authority, to the Juniors it is merely an axe.
What does this beribboned instrument, steeped in tradition, mean to the
Seniors? I shall tell you, partly for your information, but mainly for the belated
education of the juniors who have existed in ignorance much too long. H stands
for humility, for the freedom from pride and arrogance with which we, the
Seniors, have lived and ruled our kingdom, University High School. We have
brought honor and distinction to its halls. .el stands for the outstanding athletic
ability which has been exhibited by our great class. All of the eleven members of
this year's illustrious varsity basketball team are Seniors, three of whom were so
outstanding, that they played on last year's county championship team. T is for
two, the two years that this prominent class has had possession of this hatchet. In
the entire history of University High School, we are the only class which has
had this object for more than one year. C is for the courage which the Class of 1945
exhibited in procuring this tool just two years ago tonight. H stands for happiness
sfor the happy domain in which we Seniors have lived throughout these last
four years. Never has there been a moment of sadness or despair in our happy
group. E stands for the efficiency that has been exhibited on many an occasion.
During the basketball season, our boys worked as one, and as a result we won the
county championship. Our Junior prom and our yearbook with its many problems
of selling advertising, taking pictures, and compiling material, are examples of
how we all worked together with great results. T stands for tact and toil. We
labored diligently in the classroom. achieving successes such as no other class
has ever done or ever shall do.
Now, we come to the shred of a word, axe. Here, A stands for the absurdity
with which these adolescent Juniors have tried to undertake impossible tasks, such
as the fusf-Us. X stands for all the missing quantities which the Juniors do not
possess but envy in others. E stands for total failure and for the extent to which
the Juniors try to exaggerate their emotions. VVe Seniors know that E stands for
the end of the Junior Class when they try, mind you I said "try," to emulate our
It is with commiseration, compassion, and condolence for our beloved Senior
Hatchet, that, as the chosen representatives of the honored and esteemed Class
of 1945, I now present to you this instrument. Here is your axe, my children.
Guard it well. May you sometime prove worthy of it and of your predecessors.
JAMES G. CARD
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Response to the Hatchet Oration
I receive this hatchet with the greatest of pleasure. l am humble because I
have the honor of representing the .Iunior Class on this auspicious occasion, and
I ani full of pride because I realize that this year's -lunior Class has come to the
standards symbolized by the hatchet. I feel it my duty to put this symbol to use in
explaining the circumstances of this year's Junior and Senior classes.
As each class enters University High, it might be compared to an insignilicant
ripple on the ocean of life. lt is like the slow but sure forming of a wave. As
Juniors, the class has reached its crest. lt recognizes its obligations and sets forth
to meet them with the vigor of youth. This is a high point in the career of a high
school class. As a Senior Class the crest is passed, and it believes that it has ful-
filled it duty to the school: it can feel proud of its accomplishments and watch
the lower classmen work.
The Class of '45 is an especially good example of the preceding statement.
Two of its most industrious and intelligent members, seeing the error of their
ways, found it convenient to move out of town. One of these members lzcijifvnczi
to be the illustrious president of the class. Unable to find a replacement for such
an indispensable personage in its own ranks, the class was forced to till the void
with a post-graduate student to lead it to success. Ilut even with the excellent
leadership of a post-graduate student, the class saw that its only way to avert
bankruptcy of the U AND l was to enlist the aid of the Junior Class president in
selling advertisements. When the Senior Class received the abbreviated axe last
year, it apparently believed the latter was an instrument for rug-cutting, because,
for some unexplainable reason, it managed to expend approximately twenty dol-
lars more than the amount received. Luckily they, as industrious Juniors, had been
able to accumulate enough money for their retirement as Seniors. On the other
hand, this year's Junior Class has been able to set some notable goals for its
successors. Through energetic projects the class has been able to set a record
for receipts ty and expendituresl of class funds. lt set another record for donations
to worthy causes, and still another for excellent entertainments given to the school.
In addition, it sponsored the most successful play in the history of University
I-Iigh School. The Seniors, nevertheless, unable to trust other organizations had
to be affirmed and reaffirmed of plans for sponsoring the junior-Senior prom.
In conclusion, I wish to SEQ' that, although these records will probably never
be broken, we of the Junior Class hope that our successors will strive continually
and hopefully to come up to these standards, and that they will be as eligible
in the receiving of the hatchet in the following years as we have been eligible
VVILLIAM H. GRAHAM
NGreat Ual-cs from Tiny Acorns Grown
Any relevancy which this quotation bears to the Senior Class of 1945 is not
accidental but altogether probable. Ahem-so you don't believe us? Well, let's
look into the future to see the Class of ,45 in the sixth decade of the 20th century.
tlianfare, please, Tonylj
Charlotte "You tell me yours, I'll tell you mine" Allen is being featured daily
on her modernized "Good XfVill Hour."
joseph Ambrose, Thomas "Buda" llenner, 'llony Fay, and Henry "Alabama"
Hamilton, bachelors-in-waiting, are now living in their Park Avenue penthouse.
janet Anderson is now appearing in the traveling Charles Atlas Show, prov-
ing that "VVomen, you too can be strong."
Klaus "Brain" llaer, who suffered a mental relapse, is now raising pigs on
his lllinois farm.
Roberta "Bubbles" Bloom is touring Europe as the featured star of the
Professor lfrances Brigham, Ph.D., has finally completed her new book,
hvkvlllllllll and Mary and lf'
james Card and his happy "little" family can be seen riding on their motor
bike built for seven.
Catherine "Clinic" Christie, noted surgeon, is now working on her new
experiment which concerns turning a man into a robot.
Willaiii "Hotel', Danielson now owns a chain, not of hotels, but around his
ankle. P.S. The ball comes with it.
llarbara "The Shape" Dobbins is Hipping coins to decide which admiral
it shall be.
Martha "They used to call her Fatty" Dodds has just been elected "Miss
America" for the fifth time!
Clinton "Flashbulb" Granger is now Chief Photographer for john Powers'
jean Hannagan is wearing a threadbare navy wool gabardine skirt which
she swears she made when she was a Senior in Uni High.
Elizabeth "Chem" Harding has just informed lletty Crocker that more
vitamins are obtained from biscuits made with nitric acid than with baking powder.
Shirley "Giggles" Harris is now known as "The Smile."
Albert "VVindy" Helton, who has been in the Air Force since l945, hasn't
learned to lly yet.
Doris "I hate peoplew Hershbarger has finally left her hermitage to become
a teacher of economics at Uni High.
Kent "Long time, no see" Hobart, who is a missionary to a south sea island,
arrived in Champaign with grass skirt, suntan, and tennis racket in tow.
Marilyn "Ace" Hudson has just completed a round-the-world rocket trip in
the record time of tive hours, twenty-six minutes, eight seconds, three ticks,
and two tocks.
Jeanne 'lLanky,' jackson is the American Ambassador to France. As a pas-
time, she works as a chorus girl at 'llioliez llergersf,
Willzircl "Last minute" jackson is now No. l box office hit in Hollywood.
He developed his technique by practicing in the Uni High dramatics productions.
Harlan Johnson, matinee idol of millions of adoring females, has added to
his laurels by swimming the English Channel tor the thirteenth time.
Sanford "come closer 'cause l can't see you, Elinor" Johnston has retired
from the lllerchant Marine and has settled on a south sea island.
Peter "Elite" Lessaris now directs that new lrlroadway success, "Sweets to
Doris Maier, who is in charge of all airline hostesses, obtained this position
because she dared to step out of a plane to prove that she could land in the
Jewel "stage prop" Marco has finally gotten her first big part on llroadway.
She howls for the hounds in "The Hounds of llaslcervillef'
Carlotte Mittendorf Englund, torch singer, is traveling with her noted or-
chestra leader husband.
llarbara -lean Moore has just put the jillislzilzg touches on her new book,
"My llrother and l," or "It Could Happen to You."
Peter "Gosh, l'm stiff" Moyer is giving riding lessons to adoring eques-
triennes on his 'lleton Valley ranch.
Dolores Overmeyer has realized her ambition to be a kindergarten teacher
and has joined the faculty of Uni High.
Evelyn Patterson, the second Lillian Russell, has a fashionable studio for
Debs. She specializes in "How to get your mangand keep him."
Artie "white scarf'l Reeves now follows his profession, up tand downj
Hollywood and Yine, trying to convince the girls that they are photogenic.
Wlilliam "Stoop'l Schoonmalqer no longer stoops because he has reached the
height of nine feet. His voice raised him to that pitch.
XVesley "Sandburg" Schulthes has finally been recognized as Illinois' greatest
poet. ln addition, he is known by intimate friends for his rapier-like wit.
Harriet Shedd, red headed manager of the Cleveland lndians, is starring her
son, Harry, at shortstop this season.
Merle "Heine" Stautfer has now become famous as the soldier who captured
Hitler. Mistaken by imperial German body guards as one of themselves, he ab-
ducted Der lfuehrer under their very goose steps.
Richard Thomas, after many years of trials and tribulations as sports editor
of the Chicago Tribzozc, has resumed the war against Indiana basketball.
Douglas NYeitzel, junior partner of lfVeitzel and Son, Lawyers, has been con-
tracted by the Hotsy Totsy Night Spot to play boogie woogie.
Mrs. Paul Hartman, the former Barbara VVerstler, has been seen painting a
new sign for "Hartman's Floral Shopfl
XYe see the graying teachers of old Uni-long may they liveistill waiting
for the long-needed vacations on Easter, Armistice Day, Lincoln's Ilirthday,
XYashington's Birthday, and Doc Hartley's lelirthday.
XVe remain with foresight-
We, the Class of 1945, of University High School, do hereby leave the fol-
lowing bits of personality and knowledge to you, the followers in our footsteps:
Charlotte Allen leaves to try her luck at college.
Joe Ambrose leaves for the Navy.
Janet Anderson leaves her gym shoes to the basketball team.
Klaus Baer leaves his extraordinary brain to Sidney Glenn.
Thomas Benner leaves his accent to future basketball stars.
Roberta Bloom leaves her sparkling personality to Mimi Bilderback.
james Card leaves his motorbike to anyone who wants to get around.
Catherine Christie leaves her ability in soccer to Miss Turnell.
VVilliam Danielson leaves his curly hair to Martha Paton.
Barbara Dobbins leaves her artistic ability to Frank Finch.
Martha Dodds leaves her energy to Mr. Birdzell who will need it with next
Douglas Fay leaves his tonette to the orchestra.
Clinton Granger leaves his burned-out Hash bulbs in the wastebasket.
Henry Hamilton leaves many friends.
Jean Hannagan leaves her l'giddish" air to Ross Bell.
Elizabeth Harding leaves her square dancing partners in the Union Building.
Shirley Harris leaves her height to Bob Schoonmaker.
Albert Helton leaves his aviation ability to Virginia Goodwine.
Doris Hershbarger leaves her quiet ways to John Harry.
Kent Hobart leaves after just returning.
Marilyn Hudson leaves her independence to the Sub-Freshmen.
Jeanne Jackson leaves her French accent to Bill Redhed.
Willard Jackson leaves college algebra with a sigh of relief.
Harlan Johnson leaves his physique to Norman Deam.
Sanford Johnston leaves Elinor Case to Alex Katsinas.
Tikey Lessaris leaves his success as a manager to next year's Pleiades
Doris Maier donates her absence slips to the paper drive.
hlewel Marco leaves her wontlerful reaclings still ringing in our ears.
Charlotte lXlittentlorf leaves her love of tlancing to Urchesis.
Barbara Jean Moore leaves her poise to future practice teachers.
Peter Moyer leaves his sarcasm to Virginia Neville.
Dolores Overmeyer leaves her picture of Van hlohnson to any girl who will
take care of him.
Evelyn l'atterson leaves to continue Nurses' 'llrainingy
Artie Reeves leaves his wrecltecl cars on the scrap heap.
NVilliam Schoonmalser leaves his ability for making baskets to lirecl XYill.
XYesley Schulthes leaves a wealth of agriculture eclucation to Al Lihman.
llarriet Shetltl leaves her Stuclent Council gavel to llelen Key.
Merle Stauffer leaves his life-like ligures to llarhara Clark.
Richard Thomas leaves his "get-well" carcls to llarbara Garvey.
lbouglas Xlleitzel leaves his sly remarks in class to Gilcla Cluslcoter.
llarbara Wvertsler leaves her mocleling ligure to llehorah lbohhins.
lirances llrigham has alreacly left for college.
'llhe Senior Class leaves hearty thanks to Eclclie, the janitor, for all he has
clone for us.
Finally we leave our high stantlartls, our great intellect, antl our versatile
ability as goals for the -lunior Class: ancl hereby appoint the latter sole
executor's of this our last will and testament.
XYitnessecl, certilietl, ancl respectfully submittetl by
lLxio:,xi:,fx -lii.xN hlO0Rl-I
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UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL
SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 1945, 8 P. M.
SMITH IXTIQMORIAL HALL
PRocI5ssIoNAL-"March," from Athalie ....,.,..,.,.....,......,...,,,,.. ,.,,,,,,,, A Igndglggolm
Miss Velma Irene Kitchell
INVOCATION-Tllfi Reverend Herbert L. Miller,
Emanuel Memorial Episcopal Church, Champaign
HX'MN-KKAUICTICH the Beautiful" .......................................... ......... W ard
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood,
From sea to shining seal
0 beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam,
Undimmed by human tears!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood,
From sea to shining sea!
SCRIPTUIIE-The Reverend Mr. Miller
S1f3RMoN-The Reverend James Hine,
McKinley Memorial Presbyterian Church, Champaign
llliNI-QDIC'l'ION-Tl1C Reverend Mr. Miller
TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 1945, 8 P. M.
SMITH MIQMOIIIAL IIALL
PlzoclissIoNAL4"Marche Pontificaleu .................................. ....... d c Ia Touzbcllc
Miss Velma Irene Kitchell
lNvoCA'rIoN+The Reverend Father McGinn,
St. Patrick's Church, Urbana
PIANO SoLo-"Valse Brilliante in A-Flat," Op. 34, No. l ........ ......... C lzofviu
Kenneth Douglas Weitzel
ADDRIQSSHPTOICSSOT Edwin H. Reeder, College of Education
"Land of Hope and Glory" ....................................................... ......... E lgar
FAR15w15I,L-Richard Sanborn Thomas
PIIIQSIQNTATION oF DIPLOMAS-DCHH Thomas E. Benner
l'll2NlSDIC'l'ION-Tl'lC Reverend Father McGinn
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First Rozt'-Virginia Emly, Ann llarnhart, Yirginia Goodwine, Helen Key, Elinor Case, Ann
Rovelstad, Alex lxatsinas, Bob Andrew, liill Redhed, Katherine Hutchinson.
Second Ro-ru--Iidmund Hood, Mr, Birdzell, Klaus Baer, Dick Noel, Ross Bell, Bob Fessler,
Al Liliman, john llurcham, Tony Schloril, Geitel VVinakor, Barbara Ann Garvey,
Tliird Ron'-Mary Lou NVarmouth, Marian VVecd, Miriam VVorkman, Mary Helen Kane,
Ruth Stouffer, Hortense Brigham, Ann Kamerer, Marjorie Hudson, Martha Deam.
Junior Class History
The Juniors began the school year under the leadership of llill Graham.
president. Ann Rovelstad was elected vice-presidentg llob Fessler, treasurerg and
Ruth Stouffer, secretary. ln the Student Council, the class was represented by
Ross Bell and Helen Key.
The traditional junior activities were efficiently handled. The class sold
candy after school and other edibles at games. The Just-Us was continued to
advantage, and all technical aspects of the University High School play were
administered by the Juniors. During all these activities, the class was guided by
Mrs. Swindell and Mr. Birdzell.
A colorful Christmas dance in the Union Building was one of the social
events sponsored by the juniors. This established a new precedent for all-school
parties. Of course, the summit of achievement was the Junior-Senior prom.
Finding success in every activity they chose to enter, the Class of '46 expect
to do big things as Seniors!
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Junior Class Poem
We are the Juniors.
"What have you done," you ask,
"That you so proudly boast, 'VVe are the Juniors?
What claim have you to honor ?"
We, proud upholders of our heritage
As students in this ivy-covered school,
VVhat have we done?
We have given of our wealth,
Though it be scanty,
To the War Fundg
VVe have given a prom,
A Christmas danceg
We have kept fusz'-Us a paper to be proud ofg
VVe have added gaiety and sparkle to all we did.
WE ARE THE IUNIQRSY
Now, we are about to take our place as the Senior Class,
Aware of our experiences, our imperfections.
Grant us strength and wisdom,
VVe shall continue to uphold our heritage!
IEARBARA AN N GARVEY
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First Ron'-Gilda Gluskoter, Margo Glenn, VVilma Albrecht, Margaret Edwards, Katherine
Kunza, Lou Ann Bailey, Virginia Neville, jean Clark, Marjorie Wolcott, Eddie Chin,
SCL'Ol1d Rott'-Sidney Glenn, Gerry Johnson, Donald Moyer, Burton Wolfman, Bill Allen,
Tom Moore, Bob Sehoonmaker, ,lim Casteel, Terry Quirke, Nathan Worlcmztii, John
Karraker, Ted Anderson, Roger Bray.
Third Ron'-Miss lball, Betty VVheeler, Irene Barnhart, Mary Qliviero, Ellen Gernon, Audrey
Greenman, Joanne VVright, Patsy Price, Sue Rovelstad, Nancy Gilbert, Charlene
ophomore Class Poem
Last Year, when we were Freshmen,
Some doubt was held that we
Woultl someday blossom forth into
The Soph'mores you now see.
But somehow we all made the grade,
And on the threshold stand
Qi that most honorable realm,
The upperelassman land.
We hope that by the grace of heaven
VVe'll graduate in 747.
lophomore Class History
The Sophomore Class launched upon an exciting school year with Vtlilliam
Allen, president, to lead us. Assisting him in class duties were Margaret Glenn,
vice-president, Joanne Vlfriglit, secretary: Gerry Johnson, treasurer, and Ellen
Gernon and Roger Bray, Student Council representatives. Miss Mary lball and
Dr. P. L. Zickgraf were our capable advisers.
llesides pursuing ardently our studies, we felt the urge for social activities.
Our first "fling" was a gay Sadie l-lawkins dance held on November lg, in the
music room. lhis proved to be lots of tun and a welding factor tor the members
of the class.
The approaching basketball season found Sophomore boys making a name
for themselves on the reserve team. At the same time Sophomore girls were active
in Pleiades and were represented on its council by Nancy Gilbert. ln intramural
sports all members of the class participated in badminton, volleyball, basketball,
or in a variety of other sports. Junior Terrapin, girls, honorary swimming group,
boasted three members from our class. Patricia Price was manager, while Mar-
garet Glenn and Ellen Gernon were members. Another interest exhibited by the
girls was a knitting club, which met in the homes of various members on Monday
afternoons. This proved most successful during the first semester, and through it
were strengthened the bond of friendship among the girls.
The class sponsored two after-game hops, one following the Uni High-Philo
and the other after the Uni High-Tolono game. Our major social function of
the year was the colorful May dance, which was an all-school affair. The selec-
tion of a May queen and her court attendants added a regal touch and sparkle
to the event. Qur class social activities were concluded finally with a gala picnic,
at which marshmallows and wieners abounded.
One factor has been obvious this year: that the Sophomores of '45 are united
in spirit and interests and already have ambition and desire to fulfill their future
school obligation in true 'fjunior fashion."
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Pagt T11 frty-thrcv'
First Row-Helen Howe, Alice Anthony, Ann Fulrath, Marilyn Daniels, Melissa Dobbins,
Nancy Dehbaugh, janet Greenlces, Peggy Pitcher.
Second Ron'-Martha Hell, Shirley Collins, Nancy Matheny, Carolyn Clark, Cordelia San-
lmora, Cynthia Baldwin, Barbara Clark, Martha Paton, Mimi Bilderback, Miss Boden-
Third Rott'-Chuck Cogswell, ,lay Schulthes, John Harry, Thelbert Matlock, Bob Sonderskov,
Harold Scott, Kyle Robeson, Norman Smith, jimmy Copeland, jack Hoagland.
Fozzrflz Row-Bud Mittendorf, Donald Dodds, Emory Kemp, Don johnson, Myron Green-
man, Richard Parkhill, john Bailar, Edward Sachar.
Freshman Class History
Under the able direction of Mr. Vlfolfgang Kuhn, Miss Florence Bodenbach.
and Miss Velma Kitchell, the Freshman Class experienced a successful year at
University High School. Our activities were under the guidance of President
Norman Smith and Vice-President Melissa Dobbins. Bob Sonderskov took care
of our finances, and Cynthia Baldwin recorded all of our transactions in her
secretary's book. John Harry and Carolyn Clark represented us in Student Council.
On December Sth, we sponsored a hop after the Homer game. For the carni-
val, April 14th, the Freshman girls entertained with tumbling acts.
John Harry, Bud Mittendorf, and Harold Scott played on the reserve
lt has been a very happy year for us all. VVe are looking forward to greater
progress and prosperity in our Sophomore year.
The Good hip 948
sea is rocking mightily.
tempest swells like an 'iiiffrv Uiant.
Breakers come roaring triumphantly up to the beach,
Only to crash resoundingly upon the reefs.
Built by the Class of '48 through unceasing hardships
the good ship '48 is built of the strongest wood,
Built by hands that would not cease doing their duty.
ship is launched!
How proud we are of our unceasing handiwork!
now we board her, very reluctantly,
it is the last time that we shall ever see the land of the Freshmen which we
anchor is lifted, the sails are set, and we're oft to a new land to conquer.
night is stormy.
lightning Hashes like the hery tongues of dragons.
thunder crashes like a huge boulder being rolled down a rocky mountain side.
waves are turbulent and dash madly against the ship,
As if trying to make the very spikes wear loose.
But the Good shi '48 lows steadily onward through the angry, seething mass.
b . If 6 . b
At last a thin, green patch breaks up on the horizon,
And the sun comes up like a trembling organ bursting into music.
ship scrapes upon the land, and her crewmen tumble out, eager to feel the
cool grass and real land under their feet once more.
sea is blue and calm: the sun shines brightly upon it and the green grass of
good ship '48 and all her crew stand proudly in this haven,
Having triumphantly achieved their goal.
First Row,-Norman Deam, Larry Kettelkamp, Jimmy Ayars, Tommy Delmevoise, Mary Jean
Kudo, llelworah Dobbins.
Second Row-Tommy Cole, Dorothy Matlock, Mary Ruth Tate, Roberta Rosecrans, Annette
Rodehush, Mrs. Grihanovsky.
Third Rott'-Brice Harris, Ben Harris, Chuck Keener, Frank Finch, Diamando Tomaras,
Richard Earle, Robert Buley.
ub-Freshman Class Histor
The Sub-Freshman Class of l944-45 had twenty pupils. We elected Larry
Kettellcamp, president, Brice Harris, vice-presidentg Thomas Cole, secretary,
and Mary Ruth Tate, treasurer.
We gave a masquerade party Saturday, November 4, on Friday, December
15, we invited our mothers to our English class, and Sub-Freshman girls in Miss
Bodenbachs home economics class gave a tea afterwards. VVe had a box supper
Friday, February 16, and gave a party for the incoming Sub-Freshmen on
Tuesday, May 26.
ub-Freshman Class Poem
VX'e, the Sub-lireshmen of Uni lligh,
Walla through the halls with our heads in the sky,
'llhinlcing of hist'ry and math and such,
And wondering' if these things matter so much.
W'hen we realize that they dn--
rllhen we can he lfreshmen two.
VVe have had a happy year
VVith our teachers to make clear
Things we do not understand 1
Boundaries and tracts of land.
ln our little roomy den 4 109 to youl
VYe the Subs, the double ten,
Vvorlied the whole year through.
But we still had time to play,
Sumetimes during every day.
We the Sub-Freshmen of Uni High,
VVill be Seniors by and by.
If, for that, we can prepare,
S0 our Senior year will fare,
As our lirst, Sub-Freshman year,
Then we need not have a fear.
J ' fi
Fiazrf Ro-zu-Jimmy Ayars, Harriet Shecld, john Harry Melissa Dolvlmins, Brice Harris,
Shroud Ron'-Carolyn Clark, Mr. Allen, Norman Smith, Roger Bray, Mr. Engle, Ann
Third Row-Margo Glenn, Bill Allen, Dick Thomas, Helen Key, Ross Bell, Bill jackson,
This year, more than ever before, the Student Council has proved its worth
as the student government of University High School. A new simplified consti-
tution was ratihed, important changes were made in the organization, money-
making projects were evaluated, elections were conducted, the social calendar
was set up, dances were hnanced, Red Cross drives were conducted, and general
service was rendered to the school. All problems of an all-school nature were
considered, and attempts were made to hnd solutions for them. The Student
Council kept in contact with local councils and took an active part in the District
The Student Council was capably led by Harriet Shedd, president, VVillard
lackson, vice-president, Ann Rovelstad, secretary, and Roger Bray, treasurer.
Mr. Engle was the faculty adviser.
gc Tlxir ly- ui
One of the students' best friends around Uni High
is the cheerful gent who wields the brooms and mops
in our halls and classrooms. Known to us only as
"Eddie", he always has a smile and 21 greeting for
each and every one. lt is Eddie who has let the for-
getful basketball boy into school after tive o'cloek,
so that he might get his books and coat from his locker.
And Eddie was the person responsible for the success-
ful fulfilment of the Pleiades initiation as originally
planned. To one who has been helpful whenever pos-
sible, and friendly at all times, we say, "Thanks, Eddie,
thanks a lot for all you have done for us."
First Rott'-Shirley Collins, Ann Fulrath, Mary Ann Jordan, Barbara Jean Moore, Jean Jack-
son, Barbara Clark, janet Greenlees, Ann Rovelstad, Barbara Dobbins, Barbara Ann
Garvey, Catherine Kunza, Martha Bell.
Scrofzd Ron'-Charlotte Mittendorf, Barbara VVerstler, Hortense Brigham, Charlotte Allen,
Sue Rovelstad, Elinor Case, Margaret Glenn, Virginia Neville, Martha Dodds, Mary
Helen Kane, Gilda Gluskoter, Mary Ruth Tate.
Third Row-Miss Kitchell, Martha Paton, Nancy Matheny, Carolyn Clark, Cordelia San-
born, Bill Schoonmaker, Doug Vlfeitzel, Bob Schoonmaker, jim Casteel, Tony Fay,
Martha Deam, Alice Anthony, Marilyn Daniels, Mr. Kuhn.
Fozzrtlz Rom'-John Harry, Terry Quirke, Albert Helton, Roger Bray, Sammie Johnston,
Bill Jackson, Pete Moyer, Tom Moore, Bob Andrew, Don Johnson.
Under the direction of Mr. Kuhn and accompanied
by Miss Kitchell, the titty-two members of mixed
chorus blended their voices each Tuesday and Thurs-
day morning. The first appearance of the chorus was
in the Thanksgiving assembly. It also participated in
the Christmas program and the County Music Festival.
The ofhcers elected by the mixed chorus were as fol-
lows: Charlotte Allen, president, Helen Key, vice-
presidentg Jim Casteel, secretary, and Peter Moyer,
liirxl 1?1rz1'-Yi1'gi11ia Gooclxriiie, Miriam Xyilflillillll, Cynthia llalclwin, Harrict Shemlcl 3211
lvara Ann Garvey, Sally llariscmn.
Serniizi Rim'-A1111 liuvelstacl, Rnlierta Rosecrans, Carolyn Clark, Hill Allen, Nl 11111116 U
cott, XVilma Allirecht, Mr. Kuhn.
Third R0-ze-Hull Amlrew, Tony Fay, ,luhn Karrakcr, Bill -lackscm, Tum time le 1
The orchestra has Sl1OWIl marked improvement this
year--the result of steaclfast, harfl work. The members
have been willing to practice faithfully at home and
then apply themselves Cliligently to the two full ur-
chestra rehearsals during the week.
At several assemblies and special programs this year,
the orchestra has provided good entertainment for the
stuclents, parents, and teachers of University High
The orchestra is appreciative of Mr. NVolfgang
Kuhn's patient clirection this year, ancl is lfiolcing for-
warfl to next year with the anticipiition of an even
more successful season.
First Rott'-Virginia Emly, Barbara Ann Garvey, Marian Vlforkman, Martha Deam, Dorothy
Adams, Katherine Hutchinson, Miriam Weed, Hortense Brigham, Alex Katsinas.
Second Rott'-Ann Kamerer, Bob Fessler, Helen Key, Janet Anderson, Elinor Case, John
Burcham, Al Libman, Virginia Goodwine, Miss Stupka.
The Just-Us staff has worked steadfastly while writing about events and
happenings of Uni High-publishing the news. With the help of Miss Baum and
Miss Stupka, the Juniors have learned how a newspaper is put together and
edited into final form. This task should furnish much valuable experience to fu-
ture members of the U AND l staff.
Editor .................... ........ M iriam Workman
Assistant Editor ...... ......... B arbara Garvey
Girls' Sports ...... ....... H ortense Brigham
Boys' Sports ...... ........ A lexander Katsinas
Social Editor ........ ................ E linor Case
Art Editor ..................... ....... G eitel Winakor
Circulation Manager ....... ........ R obert Fessler
The Park Bench
lfive board feet of lumber and twenty pounds of iron--that to
the casual observer, is the sum and substance of a park bench. More
than that, however, is one of these outdoor sofasg it is a thing of
character and an object of many uses.
Scrutinize it closely! See that scratch on the left front leg?
That was acquired on the afternoon of a school picnic. The leg of
an inverted park bench makes an extremely elhcient coke-bottle
Now look at those initials, carved during the course of a soft
moonlit evening. This bench is a keeper of secrets.
And did you ever think of a park bench as an anchor to hold
fast the end of a dog leash? VVhat better way to take care of a
pooch while its mistress is talking to her policeman?
A park bench can be a booby trap, toog seat slats-wet paint-
disaster! lnvariably the paint is green and does not match the
To a tramp, the park bench is home for a night: to a prankster,
there is nothing better for draping over statues. Uh, yes, a park
bench may also be used by a person who wishes just to sit.
RICHARD THOMAS, Senior
Mademoiselle Fall kissed the leaves and left a trace of lipstick
on each one.
BARBARA JEAN MOORE, .S'c1zfior
Page Foitx tl rec
Nothing is very interesting. It is the ingredient of the hole in the doughnut.
The world was made of nothing, and there was quite a bit of nothing left over
so that is why there is so much nothing in the world today. Nothing makes up
the middle of a post-hole. A vacuum is just crammed full of nothing. Nothing
is what a mischievous boy says he is doing when his mother questions him. Noth-
ing is what I like to do most of the time, and that is what my father says I
shall amount to. Dehydrated water has a lot of nothing in it. This is what I
usually find when I come home late for supper. The little man that vvasn't there
and Harvey, the six-foot rabbit, ride around on miniature nothings. Frameless
glasses without lenses consist entirely of genuine nothing. This, also, is what
students usually do in study hall. Nothing is signified by putting it inside a circle
called a zero. One of the most popular methods of expressng nothing is the use
of the letters 'e", "t", and "C" in that order followed by a period. So you see
nothing is really many things.
WILLIAM GRAHAM, Junior
Stately waving plant
Colored like the dandelion
Husk, cob, grain, and silk
Bar of yellow
Drops of gold
In the dark jungle path where he lay sprawled,
He found he could even smile as he recalled
I-low in the past, that seemed a little dim,
I-Ie once had thought no bullet meant for him.
JEAN HAN NAGAN, Senior
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This Is America
There will be a hush that deepens with the night
as the noisy tremors of a world at war subside. Again
peace and security will reign, and mankind will once
more live with dignity and pride in the clean, clear
atmosphere of triumph over tyranny. As this year
proceeds, hope is justifiably strong in the heart of
every American. This hope is that a great new epoch
in the aitairs of men and nations may not be too far
away-that out of the cruelty of this war will How a
worthy and lasting peace. Yes, this Amerca, now and
Doroiucs CDYIQRMEYI-IR, Senior
All My Li is
We were leaving this place so dear to us. I had
spent all my life here. The places we used to go and
the things we used to do-that was all over now. we
were going to some land unknown by me and my
fellow friends,-Some of them came back, others-
others we shall never forget: we shall always look
back to those men who gave their lives so that our
children might live in peace and love their neighbors.
VVe owe much to these men, their brave hearts and
VVILLIAM SCHOONMAKER, Senior
Raindrops On Autumn Leaves
The sparkle of raindrops on autumn leaves
Reminds me of a piece of ore
Witli emeralds within,
Waitiiig for someone to pick it
And see its wealth!
LARRY KETTELKAMP, Sub-Frcslwnczn
Who Walks On Padded Paws
Cat walks on little padded paws,
His charging eyes alertg
The mouse lies dead upon the floor,
Her little form inert.
Short hours ago she was alive
And scurrying about,
But in this house so new to her
And hiding in the dark,
Was he, the Cat,
His claws unsheathed, his golden fur
Upright upon his back.
He bides his time, then shifts his weightg
Closer and closer she comesg
He springs! He strikes! Witli llying gait
He charges down the hall!
He sniffs her little quivering formg
It is as though the nery storm
Has left him! but a lovely cat,
A gorgeous Persian without flaws,
He who walks on padded paws,
He who killed Within the hall,
Beloved by his mistress,
Praised by all.
Even though he breaks the laws,
He who walks on padded paws
Will be loved and will be praised,
For his cruel and stealthy ways.
DIAMANDO TOMARAS, Sub-Fvfcshman
'llhe jungle steamed silently under the molten rays of the blood-
red llrazilian sun. Scores of azure--hued insects llitted incessantly
about the small clearing. Now and then a raucous call of a strange
bird floated down from the top of the tall cliff which overlooked
the tiny break in the vast jungle. Suddenly, the bushes on one side
of the clearing parted, and an unkempt, haggard-looking white man,
staggered under the weight of a large pack, made his way into the
clearing. Vvith a sigh of satisfaction, he dropped his unwieldy bur-
den to the ground and proceeded to examine an ancient parchment
which he took from inside his shirt. Apparently satished by his ex-
amination, he walked slowly toward the base of the towering cliff
and began to thrash around in the dense undergrowth. Abruptly, a
shout of joy broke from his lips as he found that which he sought--
a small, dark opening in the side of the hill. Eagerly, he plunged
both arms deep into the yawning cavity and withdrew them spilling-
over with ancient gold coins. Laughing hysterically, he reached
greedily for more of the golden treasure. Suddenly, he gave a
violent start, and an expression of amazement akin to terror flashed
upon his swarthy face. Slowly he lurched to his feet and stared
dumbly at the trickle of blood which dripped slowly from the closely-
set punctures on his rapidly swelling and blackening arm. As though
unable to comprehend what had happened, he stood gazing vacantly
at the ground as the deadly llushmaster glided into the tangled vege-
tation, and then, with a convulsive shudder, he fell face-downward
upon the glittering heap of precious metal. 'llhe many-colored insects
had vanished, and overhead, a vulture circled lazily in the sky.
VVILLARD JACKSON, Senior
Page For tx seven
T don't want to live a life--now,
All it holds is solitude and strife-now.
I dOn't need a word by which to learn
That l'm alone, no place to turn,
For my heart's already told me so.
You dOn't see how, but l really know.
'l'here's nothing now for which to look ahead
For I know now-el know that he is dead.
CHARLOTTE BTITTENDORF, Senior
An intricate pattern of leafless branches
etched on the moon.
MARILYN HUDSON, Senior
"Shorty," the lankiest gangling guy this side of the Rockies, spat dejectedly
and stalked out the adobe door in the direction of the corral. The morning sun
was just coming over the mountains, and its lirst rays played on his deeply ridged
face and made his iirmly set jaw seem even sharper. He looked around pene-
tratingly with his steel-blue eyes until he caught sight of his horse. lt was a
paint, full of the same apparent untiringness as that of his master. The cool
morning breeze scattered "Shorty's" sunburned, ironish-colored hair as he Opened
the corral gate and unhitched his lariat from his saddle. With the ease that comes
from continual usage, he roped and saddled his horse. He swung himself lazily
into the saddle and rode silently Off towards the distant blue haze of the Rockies.
ROBERT FESSLER, Junior
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America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path
of progress. A citizen of the United States is not thought of as just a cog in
the vast wheel of progress, but as an individual with his own thoughts, tastes, and
reactions. Each individual may express himself by freedom of worship, freedom
of speech, and freedom of the press. lly using these rights, each American citizen
continues his progress, proves the ideal of individualism.
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lX'lAR'1' H A I JODDS, .blfllillf
Who knows what comes with the Dawn,
Or what she has to sell?
Who knows sweet music of her song?
The tide of life will tell.
Vvho knows God's wish for me and thee,
Gr when our life shall ebb?
He alone can have the key.
RARRARA llonmxs, Senior
Will The Darkness Never Cease?
VX'ill this darkness never cease?
Black, forbidding, damp, and dreary,
On and on yet never stopping-
XN'ill there never be a peace?
ls there naught but wind and rain?
VVinter's whip, a slashing fury.
Vilhipping, stripping, always striking-
Vllill it e'er be calm again?
Yes, soon will break the glorious light.
Shining clearly, beckoning ever
All the sad, the weak, the weary.
Yes, spring is here-cast out the night!
BARBARA VVICRSTLICR, Slvzinr
Firm' Row-VVilliam Danielson, Alan Libman, John Harry, Ann Rovelstad, Roberta Bloom,
Second Rottf-Willard Jackson, Klaus Baer, Charlotte Allen, Helen Key, Miss Baum.
With "frills and feathersu the University High School production of
"Feathers in a Galef' by Pauline Jamerson and Reginald Lawrence, was pre-
sented under the direction of Miss Baum, April 7, in Gregory Hall, before an
amused and responsive audience. The play of l804 vintage centers around three
widows who are to be sold at public auction unless one or all of them find a
husband. Matilda and Phoebe are living off the bounty of Annabelle. Mr.
Thatcher, the parson, is about to propose to Annabelle when a roving sea cap-
tain, Seth Barnabas, puts into port. The complications that follow make this one
of the cleverest plays ever given by University High School students.
The cast was as follows:
Matilda Phinney ........
Phoebe Fuller .........
Jeb Hibbitt .............. ........ l ilaus Baer
Lucy Abner ................ ............ H elen Key
Annabelle Hallock ........ ......... A nn Rovelstad
Captain Ebenezer ............
Rev. David Thatcher .........
Captain Seth Barnabas ....... .......... X 'Villard Jackson
Josiah Abner .................... .......
Mrs. Spoor .......
. .......... Roberta Bloom
lfirxl Rott'-:Xnnette Rodelwush, .lane Graham, Mary Jean Kuclo, Sally Davison, Mary lxi h
Tate, Tommy Cole.
Sfftillff Rott'-Frank Finch, ,lewel Marco, Charlotte Allen, Harliara lean Moore, Dorothx
Matlock, Miss Baum,
The Dramatics Club of Uni High meets every
Vllednesday at 3:20 in room 205 under the direction
of Miss Margarete Baum. The president is -lewel
Marco, and the secretary is Mary Ruth Tate.
We have worked on pantomime, on short impromptu
plays, and on facial expression. One of our exercises
is called the "mirror," Two people face each other.
Une changes his expression, and the other follows as
if he were a mirror. This is fun.
VVe welcome all new members.
Cowboy dancing was the most energetic activity. The thirty-four participants
met in the gym, where they danced to the calls of Miss Turnell. A few of the
advanced dancers also tried their hand at callings. Cowboy dancing did not con-
tinue the second semester.
The war discussion group was one of the busiest activities. This club saw
movies, had several discussions led by student chairmen, and heard several speak-
ers. Their outstanding guest speakers were Mr. Wang, who told them about the
political troubles of China, and Mr. Meteyka, who talked to the club about the
governments of Germany and Japan.
The ping pong activity expanded to include several other games. Badminton
seemed to be the most popular game. Tournaments among the members encour-
aged each to do his best. The wide variety of recreational events made this
activity popular with those who like active sports.
The aeronautics club worked navigation problems, studied aerodynamics,
made airplane models, and saw many films and film strips. The group was com-
posed of underclassmen who were interested in aeronautics, but whose schedules
did not permit them to be in the regular aeronautics class.
The members of the science club engaged in individual experiments in the
various lields of science. It was not unusual to find one person working with
explosives, another working wth electricity, and still another doing a biology
The chess club had fewer members this year, but they had the same enthusi-
asm as former members have had. No regular tournament was held, although
there was competition among the participants. VVhen an evenly matched game
was being played, this was the quietest group. ,
The art group was able to try many types of artistic creation. Block printing,
leather tooling, modeling, and all types of painting, were available to any student
who joined this activity.
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BEE no .
Fz'r.rt Rlflm'-Pete Moyer, Tony Fay, joe Ambrose, Sammie Johnston, Ed Deam, Wes Schul-
Second Row-Mr. Birdzell, Tom Benner, Bill Schoonmaker, Doug Weitzel, Jim Card, Bill
Jackson, Tyke Lessaris, Mr. Robert Allen.
Captain Bill Schoonmaker, a returned letterman, led the team through a very successful
season and was an excellent leader as well as a fine player. Always at his best when the
going was toughest, Bill's height, drive, and scoring ability made him one of the outstanding
centers in the state. "Stoop's" place will be difficult to fill, and he will always be remem-
bered as one of Uni High's most capable players.
Bill jackson was the other returned letterman from 19-14's Championship team. Bill's
previous experience and his defensive ability made him one of our most dependable regulars
throughout the season.
Tom Benner, well-known for his spectacular corner shots, reached his peak during
the latter half of the season. His cooperative spirit, as well as his potent scoring, made Tom
a good teammate.
Doug Weitzel's height and rebounding ability made him a valuable asset to the team
at all times. Doug improved rapidly all year, and he contributed much to a successful season.
Sanford Johnston, although not a high scorer, could always be counted on to come
through in a pinch with one of his famous long shots. Sam stood out in defense and set up
many scoring opportunities for his teammates.
Ed Deam, the Captain-elect, was a consistent performer from his forward spot, and
he has a deadly one-hand shot from the free throw area. Lots of luck to you, "Greek," and
we're counting on you to help bring about our third ANNUAL victory assembly next year.
Peter Moyer made up what he lacked in height by his scrappiness and never-give-up
attitude. His one-hand shot was well-developed, and when "hot," Pete "swished 'em" from all
Tony Fay's fine shooting eye and highly developed sense of humor made him a
valuable squad member. Tony performed well all season and was especially outstanding in
the Mahomet game.
Harlan johnson, playing his first year on the Varsity Squad, was a capable per-
former from his guard position. A senior this year, Harlan's fighting spirit and aggressive
play will be missed next year.
jim Card and Wes Schulthes, reserve centers, had perhaps the toughest assignments
of any two centers in the County-guarding Bill Schoonmaker every night in practice. Jim
improved greatly this year and developed a good shot with either hand. Wes was always
ready to praise a good play, his good nature won for him the esteem of his teammates.
The 1944-45 edition of the County Champs started the season off with a bang by
defeating a small but scrappy Ogden squad, 59-26. Bill Schoonmaker led the way with 21
points, followed by Ed Deam and Bill jackson with 10 points each, while the team as a
whole shot a snappy .500 per cent.
Captain Bill and Doug VVeitzel sparked the team to its second victory over Bellflower,
45-19, with 14 and 8 points, respectively.
Uni High encountered its first real competition of the season in a strong Rantoul
team, and bowed 28-26. The only bright light in an otherwise dismal picture was "Stoop's"
After defeating Buckley, 28-17, in a slow game, the Stoughton Street cagers suffered
their second loss of the year at the hands of Catlin, to the tune of 27-22.
Rounding into mid-season form, Uni High defeated Fisher, 50-395 Philo, 34-26, and
Homer, 41-32, in three well-played games. Captain Schoonmaker led with 21 points against
Fisher and 12 against Homer, while Bill Jackson was high with 13 against Philo. They
were ably assisted by Ed Deam's 10 points in the Homer game, and Pete Moyer's 9 against
A rugged Danville quintet handed the team its third loss at Danville, 55-35. Bill
Schoonmaker was high scorer' for the game, with 20 points, but his teammates could not
equal the more balanced Danville attack.
,lourneying to Qidney, the Orange and Blue cagers romped over the home team, 52-35,
in a last warm-up betore the Mount Vernon Holiday Tournament.
Flash! Ice storm hits Mount Vernon, as Salem defeats Uni High, 52-46, despite the
de-icing effect of Bill Schoonmaker's 27 points.
After defeating Tolono, 41-31 on Friday, Coach Birdzell's charges traveled to Long-
view on Saturday. After a slow hrst half, the team started rolling, and came out on the long
end of a 47-34 score. Tom Benner was particularly outstanding in this game, and his 15
points were essential to the victory.
A weak Onarga Military team was easily defeated, 56-24, in the last game before the
County Tournament. Mr. Schulthes' jokes were the highlight of this trip.
Having beaten Monticello, 48-26, the team encountered Sadorus, and suffered a 44-34
defeat. The small gym, the hot shooting of an inspired Sadorus team, and the lack of fight
shown by the boys all contributed to the loss.
In a preview of the Regional Tournament, Uni High defeated a fighting St. joseph
The County Champs next engaged Villa Grove, the Okaw Valley Champs, in an
infantile paralysis benefit game. Although losing, 48-43, the team played well and, given a
few breaks, might easily have won.
Following a 51-31 victory over a small Onarga quintet, the trusting heroes got their
big chance. The varsity reserves played all but 4 minutes against Mahomet, and kept the
game well under control. Tony Fay's 11 points led the team to a 40-30 victory.
ln the last scheduled game before the tournament play, Uni High outlasted Hoopeston,
52-49, in a nip-and-tuck contest. Captain Bill hit his all-time high in this game with 32 points.
After trouncing St. joseph, 41-21, in the opening game of the Champaign Regional
Tournament, University High bowed to an aggressive Champaign High team which even-
tually placed second in the State Tournament. The score, 64-32, does not necessarily indicate
the comparative caliber of the two teams, as our boys played poorly in places, and Champaign
was "hot." The boys hated to close the basketball season by losing in this fashion, but no
hard feelings were created.
The team has greatly appreciated the support given by parents, teachers, and class-
mates this year. XN'e feel that many of our victories were partially due to the loyal fans who
cheered us on. Thanks a million!
Joe Ambrose, although unable to complete the season, was a valuable team member
and a dependable player. Joe's determination and alert brand of ball more than made up for
his lack of he1ght, and many times he came through with points when they were needed.
Coach Robert Allen's Reserve squad had a fairly successful season, winning 8 games
while losing 9. These boys will all be back next year and, with the one returning letterman,
will .form next year's team. The reserve squad was composed of the following boys: Bill
Allen, Ted Anderson, ,lim Casteel, John Harry, Gerry Johnson, Bud Mittendorf, Tom Moore.
Donald Moyer, Hale Newcomer, Dick Noel, Harold Scott, and Fred VVill.
Tikey Lessaris and Al Libman handled the managers' duties this year' and did a swell
job. Tike's good humor and friendly attitude will be missed, but Al will be back next year
to keep the players amused with his unlimited supply of jokes.
The cheerleading situation should be well taken care of next year, as Cheerleaders
Ruth Stouffer, Martha Deam, Audrey Greenman, Joanne VVright, Melissa Dobbins, Marilvn
Daniels, and Hale Newcomer will be back. They did an excellent job, and the team appfe-
ciated their efforts.
Ufvfwr Left-"The Greek," holding hands during the Ogden game, while Pete and jim look on.
Upfvw' Right-Sam snarcs a relmound.
Lozuw' Leff-"Stoop" uses his "hoarding-house reach."
Lower Center-It was a nice try, anyway. Maybe Bill's expression scared him out of it!
Lower Riglzf-Captain Bill,
Klr. Lynn Gibbs of Rantoul, President of the C.C.H.S.A., presents Captain Bill Schoonmaker
with the trophy for first place place in the 1945 County Tournament.
Champaign County Tournament
In the second game of the 1945 County Tournament, Uni High defeated Ogden,
-1-l-32. Although the Ogden team threw a scare into our boys by Jumping to a 4-0 lead, little
trouble was encountered during the balance of the game.
It was a different story, however, against Homer. Playing against an inspired team,
the Orange and Blue were hard put to eke out a 28-27 victory. Homer played a very tight
zone in order to hold down Bill Schoonmakerg nevertheless, the big center scored 18 points.
In the semi-final round, the team repeated an earlier victory over Longview, 32-25.
After trailing by five points at the quarter, the boys built up a two-point half-time lead, thanks
to several corner shots by Tom Benner and some good work by Sam Johnson. The two
teams played on even terms for the next eight minutes, but a last quarter rally decided the
game in our favor.
Duplicating the 19-l-1 tournament, University High engaged Rantoul in the cham-
pionship game, and to the surprise of some -l-1 of 57 entrants in the guessing contest who
reached the finals, our team was victorious, 32-30. Captain Bill Schoonmaker put in the
winning basket this seventh of the gamej with 30 seconds to play, after Doug XVeitzel's
rebound had brought about a 30-30 tie. Important factors in the victory were Bill's 18
points, his and Doug's aggressive rebounding, Tom Benner's and Ed Deam's alert brand of
ball, and the defensive work of Guards Sam Johnston and Bill Jackson.
The road to a second county championship contained many more obstacles than did
the road which led to Uni I-ligh's first championship. This year, it was an uphill Fight, and
the team went into the final game as the underdog. In the words of Coach Birdzell, "The
boys had a goalg hard work and unswerving purpose enabled them to attain it."
The 1944 track squad had one of the most successful seasons
in recent years, losing only two scheduled meets while winning five.
Triumphs were registered over Tolono and Sidney, 104-30-8, Aller-
ton, 7lP41g Sadorus and St. Joe, 65-42-355 Mahomet and Homer,
100-Z2-11, and Danville, 67-45.
Perhaps the highlight of the year was the County Track Meet,
in which University High School placed second to Rantoul, 47-44.
This represented quite an improvement over the dual meet between
the two schools which Rantoul won, 86-31. Uni High's individual
champions in the county were Captain Phil Hartman, 8803 Morris
Butsch, shot put and pole vault, Dean Collins, high hurdles: and
Dave Fulrath, high jump. Qther points were scored by Bud Little,
second in the mileg Paul Hartman, second in the 440 and third in
the 1003 Tony Fay, third in the pole vault, Stewie Daniels, fourth
in the 8803 Jan Roosa, second in the high hurdles, third in the low
hurdles, and tied for third in the high jump, the varsity relay team,
which placed third 3 and the Freshman-Sophomore relay team, which
The squad looked good in many relay meets, winning the class
B division of the Mattoon Relays and placing first in the sprint
medley at the Paris Relays.
All but six letter-winners graduated: consequently, this year's
squad will be composed mainly of underclassmen. However, with a
few breaks, this inexperienced team may turn in some outstanding
performances in the coming season.
The 1944-45 softball team experienced the worst season in
recent years, winning only one game while losing seven. 'liwo of
these losses were by one run, while many of the others could be
attributed to inexperience and to injuries suffered by key men.
Many underclassmen gained valuable experience this year, and they
should form the nucleus for better teams in coming years. lloys who
participated are as follows: joe Ambrose, Tom Benner, slim Card,
Tony Fay, Bill Jackson, Harlan Johnson, Sanford Johnston, Peter
Moyer, and Doug Weitzel, Seniors: Hill Allen, jim Casteel, Ed
Deam, John Harry, Gerry Johnson, John Karraker, Bud Mittendorf,
and Donald Moyer, underclassmen.
Uni High .....................,,. Sidney 17
Uni High ........ ....... O gden 7
Uni High ........ ......, S t. Joseph 15
Uni High ........ ....... P hilo 15
Uni High ........ ....... H omer 8
Uni High ........ ....,.. S idney 12
Uni High ...,.... ....... P hilo 11
Uni High .. ....... St. Joseph 10
Bo 59 Intramurals
A wide and varied intramural sports program has been instituted at Uni
High the past year under the direction of Robert M. Allen, assistant coach. The
purpose of this program has been to give all the boys in school an opportunity to
engage in competitive sports. In this manner, boys who lacked the skill and experi-
ence necessary to make the varsity squad in an interscholastic sport this year
have gained valuable knowledge which will help them next year when they are
playing on varsity teams.
Six teams competed in a round-robin touch football tournament this fall, each
team meeting every other team at least once. The Buzzards, captained by Pete
Moyer and Ioe Ambrose, emerged as the victors with live wins against one loss.
Two intramural basketball tournaments were conducted this winter, games
being played every Tuesday and Thursday. The Indians, captained by Alex
Katsinas, were declared the winners in the firstg while Buck Amsbary's Navy
team won the second.
Participation in the spring wrestling tournament was, for the first time, com-
pulsory for all boys taking Physical Education. Individual champions, and their
weight divisions are as follows: joe Ambrose, 120-1303 George Lambrakis, 130-
140, Tony Pay, 140-1505 Harlan Johnson, 150-1605 and lim Casteel, heavyweight.
Despite the Sophomores' power in the dashes and weight events, the Seniors
won the interclass track meet by a large margin. Thirty boys from all classes
This completed perhaps the best year of Intramural sports that University
High School has everiknown. In future years, the program started this year will
pay dividends if all boys who compete for Uni High against other schools have
had the experience gained through several years of intramural competition.
Starting otli the year with a bang, the juniors, with lelortense
Brigham as their captain, took the honors in the soccer tournament
by defeating every team they played. The Seniors held a close second
place with Roberta Bloom, captain. Barbara .lean Moore and Mar-
jorie Hudson were the managers.
Elinor Case won the tennis tournament in the spring.
Again, in the volleyball tournament, the Juniors, this time led by
Mary Lou VVarmouth, placed tirst by beating the Sophomores and
Freshmen, and tying the Seniors. Defeated only by the Juniors, the
Freshmen, under the leadership of Martha Paton, came in second.
Nice going, Freshmen! Elizabeth Harding and Mary Lou War-
mouth managed the volleyball tournament.
Martha Dodds and Dorothy Adams, managers, ran oil the bas-
ketball games in two separate tournaments. Beaten in volleyball and
soccer, the detiant Seniors won both tournaments, though they had
to break the fighting spirit of the juniors. The Seniors won every
game they played.
Hortense Brigham and Martha Deam in charge of badminton,
Barbara Ann Garvey and Ann Kamerer of pingpong, and Barbara
VVerstler and Charlotte Mittendorf of softball brought their re-
spective tournaments to successful closes.
By putting these sports in their programs and by entering them
with enthusiasm, the girls have proved that sports play a major
portion in their activities.
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Izzxi' Ro-zv4lQutli Stoulfer, Nancy Gilbert, Barbara XVerstler, lrlortense Brigham.
bicoud Ro'zufKlary Lou XVarmouth, janet ,-Xnderscn, Martha Deam.
MoTTo: "Fight to 1110 emi, zulzdizm' lose or win."
Wlieii the girls drawing white hair ribbons joined the White
Team, they elected Frances Brigham and Hortense Brigham as their
leaders. Half the Whites tried out for the Wliite all-stars soccer
team. lf the Blues were favored to win, the VVhites displaced any
such idea with a swift corner in the last quarter-the only score
made in the game. Girls of the team then honored the Blues by
entertaining them in the gym and treats for all at the Union Build-
ing. The VVhites also won the volleyball game in an exciting rally
in the last few minutes of play.
Then came the thrilling all-star basketball game. The Wl1ite
Team, though they fought hard to the end, didn't have quite enough
defense to stop the determined Blues.
The Vlfhites are anxious to regain their prestige by winning the
Firxf Ron'-Sue Royelstad, Elinor Case, liarlwara ljollhins, Harriet Shedcl, Mzlrtha Dod
Second Ro-zu-.Xlice Emly, Gilda Gluskoter, Elizabeth Harding, Ann Rovelstad.
BlOTTOZ "To -will -ruiflzozzf lvocisfizzg ana' to lose wiilzozxf v.1'czz5i11g."
Early in the fall the Blue Team, composed of half the number
of girls i11 school, organized and elected Barbara Dobbins, captain
and Elinor Case, co-captain. The captains did well in arousing
interest for their first battle with the Whites. Although the lllues
were defeated by 0116 goal, they played a good game and won the
respect of their opponents.
llarbara Dobbins created the team mascot, lrlluzo, to bring luck
for the next game. l3luzo's charms were effective, for Elinor Case
won the tennis title later in the fall.
Enthusiasm was high for the volleyball championslaip. Although
tl1e lilues were behind in the first half, the team made a forceful
rally and were only a few points behind at the end of the game.
ln the battle for basketball championship, Elinor Case, with a
scoring streak of ll points, led the lllues to an l8-6 victory. just
before the game, the lllues presented the NVhites with a huge bone
as a keepsake.
Now the lllues are preparing to give the Wlhites some tough
coinpetition i11 softball.
MARTHA DEAM I-IALE NEWCORIER RUTH STOUFFER
Though this has been their iirst year in cheerleading, these
three have done a splendid job pepping up our student body before
games and leading our public praise of jugbut at the games. In
addition to this, they have planned at least two pep assemblies.
These three are not all we have as cheerleaders-Melissa Dobbins,
Joanne Wright, Marilyn Daniels, and Audrey Greenman, as Junior
cheerleaders, have gotten into line form for next year by leading
cheers at the reserve games. They also helped in the many pep
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Firxl Ron'--Martha Bell, Wil-
ma Albrecht, Janet Ander-
son, Jewel Marco, Mary Jean
,Sll'f0lld Rott'-Virginia Neville,
Nancy Matheny, I e a n n e
jackson, Virginia Goodwine.
Firsl Rott'-Elinor Case, Jane
Graham, Miriam VVorkman,
Sleroud Row-Nancy Gilbert,
Harriet Shedd, Lou Ann Bai-
The council, representing the seven branches of Pleiades, and the administra-
tive officers, decide upon and administer all affairs of the group, though its actions
are subject to the approval of the girls. Pleiades' many accomplishments through
the year prove the value of such an organization at University High School. The
officers of the organization are: president, Martha Doddsg vice-president, Roberta
Ikloomg secretary, Shirley Collins, and treasurer, Hortense Brigham.
ln case youlve wondered who mal-:es out the social calendar for Pleiades, it's
the girls on this committee under the leadership of Barbara VVQ-Irstler. This year,
Pleiades has sponsored several parties, including the apple-polishing party for the
faculty, a picnic, the star dance, and the annual spring carnival.
4 t s
First Ron'-Barbara Werstler,
Martha Dodds, Charlotte 1 i
Mittendorf, Sally Davison. Q
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Second Row--Ruth Stouffer,
Shirley Collins, Hortense
Brigham, janet Anderson,
Nancy Gilbert, H a r r i et
Shedd, Miriam VVorkman,
Left to Riglzi-Audrey Green-
man, Shirley Collins, Bar-
bara XVerstler, Nancy Defi--
VVith Janet Anderson as chairman, this committee plays an important part
in Pleiades. It performs such duties as polishing the trophies in the library, con-
ducting a big sister picnic in the fall, sending our Christmas news letter to all
Uni High alumni in service, and publicizing all Pleiades events.
Harriet Shedd and the other girls on this board work hard making rules for
girls' intramural tournaments and adding points for G.A.A. awards. These and
the other activities of the intramural board deserve very special credit.
N, Q., .P
Bark Row, left to right-Barbara Dobbins, Virginia Emly, Catherine Christie, Helen Key,
Elinor Case, Charlotte Mittendorf.
Left, fron! fo bark-Barbara VVerstler, Barbara Garvey, Katherine Hutchinson.
Right, from' fo bark-Ann Rovelstad, Martha Deam, Jewel Marco.
Under the able leadership of Charlotte Mittendorf, the members
of junior Orchesis have worked hard and accomplished much this
year. As well as developing grace in the girls' movements, the loco-
motion movements give the girls a remarkable sense of rhythm. In
the annual Parent-Teachers' Association Christmas program, Junior
Qrchesis executed several group and solo dance numbers. Junior
Orchesis also gave an excellent demonstration at the spring carnival.
orc-Roberta Rosecrans, Melissa Dobbins, Hortense Brigham, Ruth Stoutlcx Xl uy
Ruth Tate, Martha Deam.
Rott'-Miss Cunningham, Patsy Price, Janet Anderson, Helen Key, Margo Glenn
Ann Kamerer, Miss Turnell. A
"Une, two, three, one, two, threeg in, two, threefl If you heard
this on a Saturday morning about nine o'clock, you could be almost
sure it was Junior Terrapin practicing for the P.T.A. program on
April 25th or the assembly on April 27th.
In the fall, Terrapin elected Ruth Stouffer, president, and Pa-
tricia Price, manager. Throughout the year tryouts for admission
In the competitive swimming meet on March 10th, many mem-
bers won first, second, or third place in some event.
Miss Amy Turnell, girls, physical education teacher, and Miss
Phyllis Cunningham, a practice teacher in physical education, helped
the girls make Terrapin the success it has been this past season.
Pay? Sixty- uint'
Senior Theme Songs
CHARLOTTE ALLEN-I Must Have That Man.
JOE AMBROSE-We're Little Black Sheep.
JANET AN DERSON-Californ-i-ay.
KLAUS BAER-Among My Souvenirs.
TOM BENNER-I Came Here To Talk for Joe.
ROBERTA BLOOM-I Only VVant a Buddy, Not a Sweetheart.
JIINI CARD-VVill You I-Iuh?
CATHERINE CHRISTIE-I'm Misunderstood.
BILL DANIELSON-Wine, Women, and Song.
MARTHA DODDS-Bounce Me Brother with a Solid Four.
TONY FAY-Sweet Potato Piper.
CLINTON GRANGER-VVe're Getting a Little Reckless.
HENRY HAMILTON-Dear Old Southland.
JEAN HANNAGAN-A Good Man Is Hard to Find.
ELIZABETH HARDING-You Say the Sweetest Things.
SHIRLEY HARRIS-I'll Keep the Lovelight Burning.
ALBERT HELToN-rm Flyin' High.
DORIS HERSHBARGER--It's So Peaceful in the Country.
KENT HOBART+You Lucky People You.
MARILYN HUDSON-My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time.
JEANNE JACKSON-A Bird in a Gilded Cage.
BILL JACKSON-Everyday Is Ladies' Day with Me.
HARLAN JOHNSON--Maw, She's Making Eyes at Me.
SAMMIE JOHNSTON-I VVon't Go Home Until You Kiss Me.
TICKEY LESSARIS--I Love Life.
DORIS MAIER-Sleepytime Gal.
CHARLOTTE MITTENDORF-I Didn't Know What Time It Was.
BARBARA JEAN MOORE-My Mother Would Love You.
FRANCES BRIGHAM-Carry Me Back to Old Virginie.
DOLORES OVERMEYER--VVhy Don't You Fall in Love with Me?
EVELYNE PATTERSON-Tell It To the Marines.
BUDDY REEVES-The Little Gray Home in the West.
BILL SCHOONMAKER-Curse of An Aching Heart.
WES SCHULTHES-I Get a Kick Out of Corn.
HARRIET SHEDD-Take Me Out to the Ball Game.
INIERLE STAUFFER-I'll Get By.
DICK THOMAS-Fools Fall in Love.
DOUG WEITZEL-VVhy Is a Good Gal So Hard to Find?
BARBARA WERSTLER-Can't Help Lovin' That Man.
BARBARA DOBBINS-You Can't Say "No" to a Sailor.
JEWEL MARCO--Knit One, Purl Two.
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Sept. ll-Back to school, new faces and
new phone numbers. P. S. They say
there are a few new teachers, too.
Sept. l2-Mrs. G- takes care of the
Subs-I canlt pronounce her name yet.
Sept. 14-A certain Senior girl is already
fed up with school and decides to take
a vacation-New York bound.
Sept. 15-The eight new faculty mem-
bers were entertained at a dinner given
by the older and higher wizards of this
Institute of Higher Education, known
commonly as teachers.
Sept.20-The season's first assembly-
Everybody got acquainted. Mr. Pogue
is cute, isn't he girls!
Sept. 23-Election Day tat Uni High
of coursej. Nice going, Willard.
Sept. 25-Guys! A woman is as old as
she looks. Gals! A man isn't old until
he stops looking.
Sept. Z6-Uni High vs. Sidney is a soft
ball game. Uni High is victorious and
off to a fine start. Sam's quite a pitcher
-But be careful-he can pitch more
than a softball.
Oct. 2-After laughing for five minutes
at a picture on page 10 of the Etlcnizzg
Cm.n'im', the words 'iUniversity High
School Student Councilu appeared be-
fore my eyes-stopped laughter
Oct. 7-The Junior Class enjoyed a class
picnic, I hear.
Oct. 11-Uni High has another assembly.
-This makes two. What is the matter,
Mr. Kuhn? As I was in the girls'
locker room, I heard some of these
Sophomores talkingg "She told me you
told her what I told you not to tell
her!'l "Oh, isn't she mean? I told her
not to tell you I told her." x'Well, don't
you tell her I told you she told me."
It's all clear now??
Oct. 13-VVell, this Friday the thirteenth
was sure bad luck for the teachers-
they had a meeting-we had a vaca-
Oct. 14-Now itls the Freshmen's turn-
they had a picnic.
Nov. 3-Uni High's vanquishing team
started out the season properly by de-
feating Ogden 59 to 26. The juniors,
I'll have to admit, produced a swell
mixer. Lucky Norman won a whole
box of candy.
Nov. 4-The Subs couldn't bear the sight
of each other any longer and had a
masquerade party in the attic. This
was quite an affair. VVhat kind of a
game is Milknian?
Nov. 5-Ed is certainly loved by his
"best friend." Clipper "followed him
to school one day which was against
the rules."-Today, when a man bites
a dog, it isn't news-it's lunch.
Nov. 10-The Sophomore Class had a
"get together." Some fun! Audrey
Greenman, l thought you knew better.
Nov. 17-Bodenbach and Urger, Inc.,
gave a Fashion Show followed by a
tea. Two special features were--a
Mary Muffet skirt modeled by lean
Hannagan at 312.50 tshe looked as
though a spider were going to bite herl
and a special showing of an exclusive
design by Barbara Werstler and Char-
Nov. Z0-qlfall housecleaning of lockerse-
Dear lXlissi Kramer was running
around "like a chicken with its head
cut off" trying to gather books from
the bottom corners of our lockers.
Nov. Zl-The Blue Team was enter-
tained royally at the Union lluilding
by the Wliite Team. Uh! such food!
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Nov. 23-Yipeeee!-No school. XN'alch
out ol' turkey.
Nov. Z4-VVoke up early dreaming I was
rowing in a boat race and the oars
were made of macaroni-just about to
die when I woke up. Must have been
that turkey. At any rate, I was so tired
I slept through history class to the
tune of Mr. Engle's voicedso soothing
to one with tired nerves.
Nov. 27-Is it bad luck for a cat to
follow you? VVell, that all depends-
Are you man or mouse?
Dec. 4-Tryouts for the P.'l'.A. Christ-
mas program were held today. Miss
lXIcHarry says, "All you have to do
is walk across the stage and maybe
utter a wordfl Somehow I don't un-
Dec. 5-I-lorrors! Wot a day! You
should have seen the Senior girls turn
pink when the lowly Freshmen really
"beat off their socks" in volleyball.
Dec. 8-Today Nancy Gilbert lost tor
misplacedl both keys to her lock. Qur
efficient Physical Plant was called and
promptly came with saws, picks, etc.
in tow. After much sweating and
groaning they broke the lock. The next
day Nancy found her key, and the
Office got a bill for 12 dollars.
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Dec. ll-The Student Council got off
their high-hat and invited visitors to
attend their meeting. Hereafter they
will have a visitors' day the lirst Mon-
day of every month.
Dec. 15-The "darlin' li'l, Subs" gave a
demonstration followed by a tea for
their loving mothers. Did the mamas
really get a picture of the Sub-Fresh-
men in the classroom?
Dec. 16-The juniors sponsored a
Christmas dance at the Union Build-
ing. lt was a line dance, complete with
Santa Claus, presents, Alice Wooters,
Tony, and our "Holiday Voices."
Dec. 18-Everybody's in the Christmas
Spirit-Alex gave me a pencil Conly
2 inches, but still he had the giving
spirit in himj. Dress rehearsal was
held promptly at 6:30. I hope our
Christmas program is a success. The
Orchesis members got cold feet. My
poor toes, they're all stubbed.
Dec. 19-The Christmas program was
enjoyed by all the fond parents. The
gym was packed-And when Bill sang
-I always knew he had the twinkle
toes like Fred Astaire in his make-up,
but I hadn't caught up with the fact
that he has some Frank Sinatra, too.
Dec. 20-During the Christmas Assem-
bly today, Jewel gave a reading. VVhile
she was saying, "And there was a
knock on the door"-a pounding broke
the silence, and four beaming gentle-
men appeared, bowed amongst thun-
derous applause, and backed out-
XVhat would we do without the Phys-
ical Plant? Santa paid us a visit, and
we all went home happily, not to re-
turn until next year-However, the
girls did return and went caroling.
After the caroling they returned to
school for the Pleiades formal initia-
tion which was very impressive.
Dec. 21-Mr. Engle is still smarting
from his Christmas present of a copy
of the Chicago T7'iblll1L'.' Harriet Shedd
is finding good use for the "Gold Dust"
that "Santa" Zickgraf gave her.
an. 2-Uh, bless Bess! My clothes must
have been getting smaller all vacation
while "me" has been getting bigger-4
However, I iinally staggered back to
school at 8 ZSU. As noon rolled by, four
girls couldn't take it and asked Mr.
Pogue if they could have permission
to go to the movies. Much to their
surprise he let them go!
an. 3-Back to the old grind with three
exams-Teachers are so inconsiderate
an. 4-I almost froze to death today.
I wore my overcoat and earmuffs to
all my classes, the latter not merely
because of the cold. The chemistry
students reported the temperature of
their room to be 240 F. The Physical
Plant must be snowed in.
an. 5-The Seniors were told how to
sell advertising today-I never was
much as a salesman, but here goes!
Uni High beat Tolono 40-31. Their
cheerleaders kept reminding us where
they were from by the yell: "Ship
Ahoy, Shop Ahoy, We're from To-
lono, Illinois Y"
an. 9-The Junior and Senior girls
fought out their annual volleyball
game. The steady Seniors led all the
way through. In the last few seconds,
the Juniors pulled through to tie the
an. 10-I got a note from Mr. Pogue-
Thrill !-Heck l-So did 20 other girls.
an. ll-I received another note from
Mr. Pogue. I noticed the boys never
an. 12-I found another note in my
locker from Mr. Pogue. This time it
jan. l5-Uni High beat Onarga 56-24-
Too bad none of us frootersj could go.
an. 17-Oh, what fun! Only four peo-
ple in our English class. However, I
would much rather have been at the
County Tournament-I donit know
what to do with my problem parents.
Uni High won their first game-44-32
against Ogden-keep goin' boys!
an. 18-I don't know how, but I got to
Longview. "Wot a game!" We finally
won by one point. The score, for those
whom it may concern, was 28-27.
an. l9-Very little was accomplished
today in the way of school work. Uni
High is now in the semi-finals. The
Senior girls appeared in overalls and
long shirts, and I do mean long. At
noon the students couldn't stand it any
longer, and the school shook under the
stamping and yelling of a snake dance
which ended up at the gym. Our ef-
forts were not in vain, and we won
again 32-25. Tom Benner really showed
us how he can play-!'VVot a guy !"
an. 20-Wot a day! Wot a tournament!
W'ot a game! I felt as though I would
be out on the playing floor myself.
My seat Qif thatls what you could call
it! was smack dab on the floor. The
water boy jumped over me each time
the whistle blew for the time out pe-
riods. In the last second we won-
yes, we won the County. The Hoor was
"swamped" with Uni High rooters.
Jan. 22-Don't be alarmed-It's only the
orchestral. Today we had an assembly
for the Champions. The trophy is a
beauty, and folks-there's really noth-
ing the matter with Tony. After school
the gals Hpolished the apple" by giving
the teachers a party. Did you know
that Mr. Pogue has longer feet than
Feb. 2-According to Dr. Hartley we
shall have six more weeks of sub-zero
weather. Uni High was defeated by
Sadorus 34-44, but it was a swell
game-Aren't key holes terrible things,
Feb. 6-Today, while watching the girls
play basketball, our dear coach, Mr.
Birdzell, remarked, "If I hacln't recog-
nized the ball, I wouldn't know what
they're doing in that mess."-Now
was that nice!
Feb. 8-First meeting of the Slide Rule
Club. Requirements for inmates are to
own a slide rule and to attend regu-
larly. Nice girls will be accepted.
Feb. l0--Some tests start-I can say no
Feb. ll-Janet Anderson is the D.A.R.
award winner from our school.-Con-
gratulations, Janet! I'm sure we selec-
ted the best girl for this award.
Feb. 14-Two big tears almost escaped
when Mr. Swanson read cuttings from
Prologue to Glory in a patriotic as-
Feb. l6-I can write the alphabet four
different ways. Can you?
Feb. 17--After a victorious basketball
game, the students of Uni High went
to the Tri-High dance. The lighting
was ver-ree good-wasn't it?
Feb. 19-Bring all your games, cards,
ash trays--Red Cross Drive.
Feb. 20-Something's cooking, and it
isn't Miss Bodenbach's cooking class.
Feb. Z1-Now I know-Pleiades is get-
ting ready for its yearly Star Dance.
Feb. 22-Badminton tournament starts.
VVhat racket you have, Hortense!
Feb. Z3-Uni High beats Hoopeston 52
to 49 in a thrilling game.
Feb. 24-Pleiades gives the basketball
team a dance. Never have you seen
such decorations-wow! Thanks to
Dr. Hartley for directing the erection
Feb. 27-Uni High really sparkled tonite
while defeating St. joe 46-22 in our
first game of the Regional.
March l-The Juniors presented our
school with a "never to be forgotten"
assembly. It was more like a 3-ring
circus. VVe tried hard to laugh, but we
had a hard time of it. Ann and Elinor,
can't say no l-I wonder why!
March 6-Dr. Hartley's prediction comes
through with rain, sleet, and snow.
March 7-The Latin III and IV classes
have taken up debating on current
school problems. I hope their improve-
ments will soon perfect the school.
March 8-During physics class today,
Dr. Harnish, pointing to a red book,
said to Bucky, "Are you sure you get
the same sensation while looking at
this book that I do ?" Buck replies,
"Well, if I don't, there's something the
matter with one of us."-You are sup-
posed to laugh now-please.
March 13-Ed Deam collected two bits
today from Harriet for calling Mr.
Engle, Shirley, his first name. Didn't
think he would do it, did you Harriet?
March 15-Miss Kramer jumped out
from her desk in panic today when she
heard a crash and saw a football come
sailing through the window. The Phys-
ical Plant was called immediately and
everything was all fixed up in a jiffy.
March 18-Today joe and Sam were
conversing. joe says, "I love the beau-
ties of the countryside," and Sam says,
"Yes, and sometimes I even give them
March 23-Tonight the Athletic Banquet
was held-Ice cream, cake, speakers,
boys all dressed up, etc. It seems all
the speakers could talk about was
Champaign High, but the banquet was
a swell one. Ed is our Captain for next
year. You have the right spirit, Eddie!
March 24-Qlilashl Tony, 'Bam, Tom,
and Joe sold S598 of advertising today
-VVow! Fun! Isn't it?
March 27-The Physical Plant are real-
ly exerting themselves. Vtfill Mrs.
Swindell's room be lavender? Miss
Barbara Werstler and Miss Charlotte
Mittendorf had dinner, and I do mean
dinner for two of their friends today.
Then-the guests had to help wash
dishes. I've never heard of such a
March 29-I-Iere's hoping the Calendar
gets in the yearbook, the dead line is
real soon-too soon.
April 1-Easter Sunday, and everyone
appeared at Church in "full bloom" in
spite of the rain.
April fl-The newly-painted rooms have
affected many students as well as
teachers-some cry, some sneeze, some
turn pale--Jean thinks she's going to
April 6--Two boys searching for a thrill,
really had one today, running smack
into an automobile on a bike. They
survived with a few bruises, scratches,
and stitches. Urbana Relays! Uni
I-Iigh's Tony Fay won second in the
pole vault. I don't see why he must
land on his head.
April 7--Many of the Senior girls were
rushing this afternoon. "Slush" is de-
licious, isn't it? A few more studious
members took College Boards. Peter
could take them here but hopped off
to Chicago. I wonder if that was the
only reason! Uni High presents
"Feathers in the Gale," starring Ann
Rovelstad and Bill Jackson. It was
really a line production and had a
professional touch. After the play
Charlotte Allen was so sorry it was
over, tears appeared-I guess Ann was
even more sorry. Miss Baum looked
relieved and just stood beaming at
April 9-The carnival is really getting
into full swing. The third period
classes are having a swell time with
their sideshows. I certainly wish Math
came third period.
April 10---Today Eddie Iacquin, Editor
of the Nvzc'.v-Galactic, interviewed Har-
riet Shedd, much to the amusement of
the Senior English class.
April ll-Barb wrote to Foxy Fixit's
question box of the local paper: "Dear
Foxy, My boy friend wrote that he
dreamed of me night and day, but I
don't think I can trust him too far.
Mystehed, Barb." She was shocked
today when the answer come: "Dear
Dobbo, you merry mystilier, I wouldn't
trust him too near if I were you. Yours
April 13--The Carnival is under full
swing, and here's hoping for the best
April 14-After a hard day's work, the
Carnival is ready to go-and what a
carnival--The best we've ever had. I'm
still laughing from the main show.
Bill Redhead is just plain lucky. I
saw him walk away with three cakes,
and I tried all night in vain-Even
teachers can be human once in a while.
April IS-The Seniors showed us today
what an assembly is really like-they
have Na! talent. They took me, or all
of us in fact, for a ride.
April 20--The Mixed Chorus sang beau-
tifully in the Music Festival. Mr.
Kuhn was a proud man tonight. I
hope he was, at least.
April 25-Terrapin gave their yearly
program today. It was a real affair-
Heard some of the weaker sex Qboysj
remark, "Not bad, not bad at all-
April 27-Jean Hannagan's theme song
is, "The Boy Next Door."
May 4-The girls gave a tea today in
honor of their mothers. Orchesis pro-
vided entertainment. I think the mamas
really enjoyed themselves.
May 5-The Sophornores showed us
what they could do. The Spring Fling
was a success. The May Queen was
crowned and the Court of Honor
looked lovely during the grand march.
Dr. Hartley was smiling from ear to
May S-Conscience is the voice that tells
you not to do something after you've
done it. Isn't that right, Buddy.
May 12-The juniors had their spring
class picnic. What those Juniors won't
do next! Some fun-huh?
May l7-The Seniors and the Student
Council had ice cream today in honor
of President Shedd's birthday. Mr.
Engle had tive dixie cups.
May 19-The incoming students of this
fall were warmly welcomed at a party
given by the Subs. They have such
fun at their parties.
May 21-Today Mrs. Engle informed
her husband that they were having
company the next day for dinner, and
they would need eggs. Trying in vain,
Mr. Engle told his history class, "To-
morrow we will have the story of Co-
lumbus and the egg. Every student
must bring an egg."
May 22-I fooled him and brought an
Easter egg I had been saving.
May 23-Goodbye skirts and sweaters,
Hannel shirts, and corduroy pants.
Summer has come to Champaign-
May 24-I guess it isn't summer after
all-shiver my timbers this morning.
May 28--Exams are here again-the last
time for me.
May 29-Only two more days of torture.
May 31-Staggered through the last one.
'lioo tired to shout for joy.
-lune 1-The juniors gave the Seniors
one swell Prom. VVhat would we do
without Hill Graham? VVe would prob-
ably miss that "rush of trouble."
-lune 3--Smith Music Hall was the cen-
ter of attraction tonight-llaccalaw
reate Services. lt was all very serious
until XVes came in with his hat on
crooked and the tassel hanging right
in his eye.
-lune -l-Class Nightml can't describe
it. At least the Seniors are diiTerent,H
and were the teachers shocked to see
this lf AND l?. "Pink and red are so
pretty," says Miss Richards.
June 5-Commencement, and the Seniors
are graduated. lt doesn't seem possi-
ble-I guess the Juniors are pretty
happy about the whole affair, but we'll
always remember our years at Uni
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