Vandalia Community High School - Vandalois Yearbook (Vandalia, IL)
- Class of 1948
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There are highlights and shadows
. . . triumphs and failures . . . tragedies
and farces . . . friends and foes of school
life all pictured quite clearly on our
minds today. But with the passing of
time our memories become hazy . . .
dim. Therefore We hope that when you
read this annual in later years, you will
long for the old days, a chance to renew
old acquaintances, and the opportunity
to follow the set patterns of school life
Only if this Vandalois can serve you
as a memory book in years to come
shall we, the staff, feel that our purpose
has been achieved.
ln gratetul appreciation of your four years, We say thanks
to you, Mr. Blythe. Thank you for being present when We
needed you . . for understanding us in our phases of school
lite-the sports We loved, the tun We had, the thrills We exper-
ienced . . for having patience and understanding with our class.
To you, Mr. Blythe, the Senior Class of l948 dedicates this
Vandctlois and in so doing say-"We will never forget."
Board of Education: Principal:
Student Council: Librarians: Van-
dalois: Vandalite: Thespians:
Plays: Music: Homecoming: Fu-
ture Homemakers of America:
Future Farmers of America:
Lettermen and Coaches: Second
Squad: Varsity: Track: Baseball:
Cross Country: National Athletic
Scholastic Society: Girls' Athletic
Underclassmen: Iuniors: Seniors:
Honor Students: D.A.R. Award:
Who's Who: National Honor So-
Zaawl Of Salacatdm
Sincerely interested in young people and our community, each member
of our School Board gives much of his time toward the growth and improve-
ment of our school. Collectively they have provided every student with an
opportunity for securing basic training in the knowledge and skills and for
acquiring attitudes of co-operation and brotherhood so necessary in the world
of today. L
The School Board meets once a month with Mr. Blythe, our principal, to
discuss the current problems of our educational system. Besides solving im-
mediate problems, the school board hires teachers, makes and regulates a
school budget, and has made plans for a new high school. Our school is
what it is today as a result of the work and co-operation of these men. I
Dr. Mark Greer Don T. McKellar
C. D. Washburn Iames B. Metzger Rollie Cunningham
Member Member Member
Washburn, Metzger, Greer, McKellar, Cunningham
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G V Blythe
Within the covers of the Vandalois unfolds the
story of school life at VCHS during the year 1947-48.
We hope this record will always serve as a treasury
of memories of the joys and friendships which have
come your Way. May it inspire you to climb still
higher and to live loyal and devoted to the ideals of
Class of l948, We commend you, your sponsor
and the community for all the cooperative effort
which has yielded this fine record.
Miss Alenicr B. McCord, I-LB., ILM.
A most efficient librarian who has
brought our library up to date and
is always willing to help us with
our research work is Miss McCord
Well always remember her new
Plymouth andel'Be that as it rnayf
Robert L. Cramer. B.Ed.
ln thinking of Mr. Cramer, his
blond hair, his neatness, and his
preciseness come quickly to our
minds, and those who have had hirr'
in science and algebra will always
respect his ability.
Mrs. Walter H. McDonald, B.S.
Mr. McDonald, our social studies
teacher, claims he never worries,
although we sometimes wonder it
the new arrival didn't cause him un-
mentioned anxiety. To him We
dedicate-"Devour me, digest me,
dog-ear me, divest me, adore me, or
spurn me, but durn ye, return me "
Robert E. Murphy, B.S., M.A.
We remember Mr. Murphy, our
Ag. teacher, for selling hot dog:
and wearing white aprons. A night
seldom passes that he isn't at the
high school conducting meetings to
raise the standards ot the farming
industry in our community.
Mrs. Dorothy Wells. B.S.
Her sunny disposition and white
PE. shorts can never be forgotten
by the girls at V.C.H.S. With all
her pep and energy she makes
GAA. meetings and parties the
Miss Mabel Whitford, A.B.
Her quiet dignity and her ability
to teach cooking and sewing can
never be forgotten by the students
at V.CHS. Her leisure time is
spent in bowling and seeing plays
of which l'The Glass Menagerie" is
one of her favorites
Mrs. Mary lean Cramer, B.S.
Mrs. Cramer likes to cook better
than fzew, but she too excels in
both at VCHS. To her we say-
Vou did a swell job with the lunior
class play and we'll never forget
your Sth hour assembly
Mrs. Anna R. Kains, B.M.E.
"l love all music except hillbilly,"
:says Mrs. Kains, our music teacher.
We think of her as a very hard
worker who gets things done and
knows how to handle Ukidsf' Good
luck in all those music contestsl
Mrs. Lois E. Wilson
Her pleasing smile and charming
appearance will always be remem-
bered by the students of VC HS.
Thanks to her for the time and pa-
tience she has given us throughout
our high school days.
r. Oren Gould, I-LB., M.M.
Mr. Gould, our new band director,
always has everything perfect and
well-planned. Marching at the bas-
ketball garnes and the splendid con-
certs are yust a few examples of
the many ways he has made our
band an excellent one'
Miss Mary Dowen, B.Ed.
One of our new teachers this year
i.: Miss Dowen who teaches com-
mercial science. Topping her list
of favorites is "Serenade of the
Bells," and like quite a few other
teachers, chewing gurn in her clas-
ses rates high on her pet peeve list.
Miss Helen M. Barr, B.Ed.
To Miss Barr-Thanks--for help-
ing us publish our annual, We had
loads of fun working with you.
Never to be forgotten is your super
smile and cheery hello. Let us al-
ways remember you that wayl
Mr. William Hooper, B.Ed.
Bow ties and big brown eyes im-
mediately remind us of Mr. Hooper,
our social science teacher. With his
versatility and pleasant smile he
makes school seem more worth
Miss Elizabeth Upchurch, B.A.
"Romeo and luliet is my favorite
play," says Miss Upchurch, our
speech and English teacher. To her
we say-we had a lot of fun in
your classes and will never forget
your pronunciation of "sentence"
Vernon Drenckpohl. B.S., M.S.
To Mr. Drenckpohl, our coach first,
our biology teacher second- we
On to State!
Well always be backing you and
your basketball team-whether de-
teated or victorious.
Edward Mills, B.S.
Mr. Millsffriendly, quiet, and
sincere-we commend you for your
pleasing manner and even disposi-
tion. 1-Xs our assistant coach you
gave your time and effort to make
our team one of the best.
William Wells, A.B., ILM.
Getting up in the morning is
quite a task for our math teacher,
Mr. Wells, but he always manages
to start the day off just right with
his witty remarks. l-lere's to him-
a super scorekeeper.
,4oz" ' dec
"No endeavor is in vain:
Its reward is in the doing
Standing: I. Metzger, L.
Chappelear, B. Baldwin,
lf Hamby, I. Williams,
B Bass, B, Minor
Seated: I. Meredith, L.
Wright, B, Brooks.
Mr. Wells, B. Brooks, L. Ellicott
President ....,.. ..... l ack Metzger
Vice-President .... ..... L yle Ellicott
SecfTreas. ..., . . .Betty Brooks
Sponsor .... . . . William Wells
Seniors-Betty Brooks, Edward Chap-
pelear, Bichard Minor, lack Metzger
Iuniors-Bill Baldwin, Lyle Ellicott,
Sophomores-Dale l-lamby, leanne
Freshmen-Beverly Bass, lohn Williams
icott, Mr. Wells, E.
No doubt the leadership of our Student Coun-
cil highlights our memories of this school year
as the members working with President Metzger
and Sponsor Wells planned, promoted, and ac-
complished many Worthwhile activitiesl
ln welcoming the freshmen and in sponsoring
the first all-school "mixer" the council enthusie
astically began the years activities. Another
highlight was the auctioning of the boys at the
Leap Year Party.
Seriously though, we remember the councils
splendid job of patrolling the halls and the
Thanksgiving and Christmas programs which
put us in a holiday spirit. To promote patriot-
ism and a feeling of world brotherhood they
sponsored Bed Cross, CABE, and lnfantile
ln looking toward the council's future five
delegates and Mr. Wells attended the state
convention at Peoria on April 23 and 24.
Standing: Ioyce lsbell, Sally Mam-
men, Dale Matheny, Anna Lou Spin'
Sitting: Sponsor Miss McCord.
Shelves of books, stacks of magazines, "talk-
ing" tables, and shiny filing cabinetsvthats
our libraryl There the librarians help you find
a Shakespearean play, Man and the Motor Car.
or maybe just a good novel.
ln every smoothly operating organization
there are "the people behind the scenes." The
library is no exception. Here we have the
clerical workers. Although only a few in num-
ber, these people are the backbone of our li-
brary system. This year their most important
accomplishment has been typing sets of cards
for the card catalogue. However, the fine
Work they do would be of little value without
the librarians who serve you everyday.
Before school, during school, or after school
for the best information available, the library
is your best betl
Top row: I. Merriman, M. Shellabarger.
Third row: A. Wallis, I. Wallis, F. Stansfield, I. Stombaugh, L. Willett, P. Lay, M. Greer, R.
Purtilar, D. Strickland, G. Hoffman, P. lsbel
Second row: I. Knebel, M. Chappelear, S. Bass, P. Beery, P. Craycroft, C. Ray.
Kneeling: L. Iones, A. Thomas, A. Phillips.
Richard Minor, Business Manager: Sally Mammen, Co-Editorg Miss Barr, Sponsorg Bob
Thornan, Photographic Editorg Pat Balsiger, Iunior Editorg loyce Isbell, Co-Editor.
'flt's seven o'clock in room six"-the usual time and the usual place for
Vandalois meetings. Everyone's here now and things are beginning to hum.
Let's take a closer look to see just what is going on. ln the closest corner
We find the photographers identifying pictures and planning the remaining
ones to be taken. This job of taking pictures follows a closely planned schedule
wit couldnt be done by just dashing around shooting a roll of films when you
feel like it.
Now looking to the right we see our writers-Sports, Features, and Organs
izationsfhuddled around a table. Despite their puzzled expressions and
occasional groans they are actually Working, for it is their responsibility to
edit all copy. Working near by are the typists and proofreaders.
Scattered over the back of the room, We note the business staff ambitiously
drawing ads and planning ways of raising money. Other means of deriving
money are from subscriptions and by sponsoring Homecoming.
And last, but not least, We see the editors and sponsor discussing produc-
And that, dear friends, is a typical Vcmdalois meeting.
FEATURES AND ARTISTS
Sitting: A. Gillespie, I. Pittman, S. Bass.
Standing: S. Brooks, I. Metzger, G. Hotfxriazi.
Sitting: D. Strickland, M. Daniels, H Purtilar
Standing: B. Brooks, D. Stombaugli, B
Kains, P. Break, E. Kirkpatrick.
, P. Lay, A. McCol
Front row: H. Wangrow
lum, A. Thomas, D. Spencer.
nebel, B. Chandler.
Back row: I. K
Left to Right: A. Spinner, I. Staff,
Outh, D. Mdtheny M C
R. Morton, W. R
Sitting: I.She1loborger B Dive-ley I Cu
B Cox E Chdppelear
' ' B. Horner,
Ass? Bus. Mgr.
Standing: Mr. Hooper.
Sitting: L. Ellicott, E. Stansfield, I. Pittman,
Co-Editors .... ..... I ackie Pittman
Iunior Editor ,...... Frances Stansfield
Business Manager ........ Lyle Ellicott
Sponsor .......... Mr. William Hooper
The press is heralded as one of the going concerns of V.C.H.S. l-leaded
by an effective trio of editors and backed by an alert and Well trained staff,
the Vandalite is ever striving to uphold its principles-to give the opinion of
all, to inform as Well as entertain, and to present the news in an unbiased way.
The Vandalite at present, as in the past, is recognized by the lllinois State
Press Association as one of the outstanding school papers published in lllinois.
This is shown by the fact that it now holds the position of treasurer in this
Third row: G. Hottmon, I. Isbell, A. Gillespie, I. Shellabarger, P. Craycroit, I. Pummill, P, Beery, B,
Langdon, I. McWilliams, I. Staff, D. Spencer, B. Brooks, R. Hortin, M. Greer, R. Purtilar, B. Frcxvolo,
Second row: B. Brooks, C. Sears, I. Meredith, A. Spinner, S. Brooks, M. Cralley, M. Mabry, L. Willet
C. Bay, E. Chappelear, P. Loy, B. Ianes, C Morey, P. Balsiger, L. Wright, I. Pryor, S. Mammen.
First row: N. Turner, I. Wallis, C. Ritchie, C. Gillespie, B. Beabout, D. Fink, P. Welch.
President ,...... .... S uzanne Brooks
Vice-President ,... ..... , Bill Wilson
Sec.-Treas. ..., .... B uth Purtilar
As the curtain goes up on our Thespian
Troupe 245 we find the major roles taken by
Suzanne Brooks, president, Bill Wilson, vice-
president, and Ruth Purtilar, secretary-treas-
While some members of this busy organiza-
tion are learning their lines, others are hard at
work behind stage seeing to it that every little
detail is timed perfectly. Bill Wilson, our stage
manager, Suzanne Brooks, make-up chairman,
and Anna Lou Spinner, property manager,
worked ambitiously with their committees in
R. Purtilar, B. Wilson, S. Brooks
presenting Hlanuary Thaw," our most important
production of the year.
Besides presenting one act plays for the stu-
dent body, speech contests, and community
organizations, the Thespians toured to Scott
Field where they presented a one act play at
The following students were initiated into the
Thespians at the end of the first semester: lane
Stombaugh, Ioyce Pummill, Carole Bay, Sharon
Bass, Marilyn Chappelear, Ieanne Meredith,
Forrest Thompson, Lyle Ellicott, Ed Chappelear,
Iim Staff, Paul Break, and Bill Baldwin.
Top How, left to right: R. Merriman, D. Strickland, S. Mammen, B. Tedrick, B. Horner, I. Metzger,
P. Beery, P. Craycroft, B. Brooks, I. Shellabarger.
Bottom How: R, Minor, Miss Upchurch, A. Spinner, S. Brooks, R. Purtilar, B. Wilson.
JU ICR CLASS PL Y
L. Ellicott, B. Baldwin, I. Stombaugh
Ieff ..... ........... B ill Baldwin
Carol. . . .... foyce Pummill
Wes ...... ...4,....., L yle Ellicott
Hyacinth. . . .... Rosemary Merriman
Helen .... ...,,... L ela Lockart
Peggy .... .... I ane Stombaugh
. . .Patricia Craycroft
. . .Patricia Beery
. . .... Louise Willet
. . .Lorene Wright
. . . .Bill Wilson
Mrs. Trimmer ....
Truck Driver ...,
Standing: L. Lockart, P. Berry, l. Pummill, B. Wilson, L. Ellicott.
Sitting: R. Merriman, I. Stombaugh, B. Baldwin, L. Willet, P. Craycroft.
This is itl Yes, this is the opening scene in
the lunior Class Play, "Brother Goose."
The story centers around the Adams' family.
leff Adams was an architect by day and a
general-cleaner-upper for orphaned brother
and sisters in the evening.
There are a lot of things to remember about
this playwconverting corn flakes boxes into
'lWheat Puffies," getting the motorcycle on the
stage, and Bill's trouble in learning to use the
We all symfoathized with Bosemary as she
complained, "But l can't play a leftfhanded
piece-honest. l'm right-handed." A few other
quotations are still famouseLyle's "Gadl" and
Because the play was full of fun and amusing
action, and because it was a success, it will
long be remembered by both the cast and the
THESPIAN PRQD CTlOi
"Il-XNUARY THAW" CAST
Herbert Gage ,...
Sarah Gage ....
Paula Gage ...,
Marge Gage. . .
Barbara Gage ...,.
George l-lusted .....
Ionathan Rockwood. .
Uncle Walter ....,
Matt Rockwood ....
Scene: V.C.H.S. Gym.
. . .Sally Mammen
. . . .Doris Smith
. . . . . .Ruth Hortin
. .Suzanne Brooks
. . ....,,. Carole Ray
. . . .lean Meredith
. . . .Benton Kains
. .Allan McCollum
Time: 8:Ul o'clock-November 25, 1947.
Characters: High school kids and their parents.
Places everyone. The house lights are dim-
ming as the curtain rises on the Thespian pro-
duction of the year-Hfanuary Thaw."
The story is of the Gage family who have
just moved to their new home in the country.
Due to a flaw in the lease, old Mr. and Mrs.
Rockwood, the previous owners, suddenly
barge in and prepare to take over.
I. Staff, F. Thompson.
Yes, now you remember 5 the important
things like the lightning and sound effects, the
big fire scene, and the little pig,
We, the cast, remember the little incidentsf
the fun we had eating corn flakes and olives,
the reason Forrest had to use indoor plumbing,
and "Nope, didn't get into Canada."
As the curtain falls on the third and final act,
we feel relieved and happyeeour long hard
weeks of practice are over but never to be
Seated-A. McCollum, I. Meredith, D. Smith, R. Hortin, C, Ray, I, Staff, S. Brooks.
Standing-E. Chappelear, F. Thompson, B. Cox, S. Mammen, B. Kains, P. Break, Miss
Upchurch, R. Purtilar.
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First How: M. Wehrle, M. Morell, M. Goodbrake, C. Brannon, K. Carroll, I. Simpkins, P. Richmond,
M. Trurtt, M. Cralley, B. Ianes, I. Pryor, C. Ray, I. Harris.
Second Row: B. Bolyard, I. Manion, E. McKinney, M. Abbott, D, Zimmerman, M. Telger, E. Brauer,
C. Burkett, B. Bass, D. Boaz, I. Boaz, D. Reeter, I. Hunter.
Third How: I. Woltt, B. Davidson, M. Chernisky, B. Siebert, K. Hudson, S. Karr, R. Carruthers, M, Ehrat,
Can you possibly imagine the quality and
Volume coming from the voices of seventy girls
accompanied on the ivory keys by Pat Cray-
This is the largest glee club in the history
of V.C.l'l.S. and is open to anyone who can emit
any musical sounds from her vocal chords.
During the year the girls present two pro-
grams. The first, l-landel's "Messiah," presented
on December 14, is given in connection With
the Advanced Chorus. The Spring Concert,
which was made very effective with the pretty
formals and spring flowers, was presented on
April 22. Mrs. Kains is to be Commended on
the excellent job she has done in Working with
such a large group.
Third Row: R. Purtilar, R. Klasing, M Zimmerman, C. Schoon, B. Boaz, P. Lay, M. Mahon, P. Sears, I.
Merriman, C. Morey, R. Burtschi, I. Paulding, S. Brooks.
Second Row: I Curry, B. Murphy, M. Ray, E. Pope, l, Faulkner, L. Morris, R. Chrisman, M. Henson,
P. Welch, D, Fink, L. Wright, A. Moreland.
First Row: B. Brooks, B. Workman, G. Chandler, N. Wright, V. Beckie, D. Drenckpohl, C. Ritchie, L.
Cole, I. Powers.
2nd Row: D. Gelsinger, A. Thomas, R. Pummill, E. Burkett, T. Isbell, G. Stombaugh, B. Staff. I
lst Row: P. Kinsey, B. Baldwin, P. Thomas, B. Chandler, I. Statt, D. Spencer, B. Kains, R. Minor,
Pianist: Mrs. Kains.
BOY i GLEE CLUB
For those boys who love to sing, two periods
a week are devoted to the singing of old
favorites and the learning of new melodies
which have catchy little Words and lively tunes.
To enter' a room so full of happy singing boys
is definite proof that they have found a place
where they can "let go" of their emotions and
still accomplish many Worthwhile things.
Strains of music echoing through the halls
during the second hour was conclusive evi-
dence that the a capella chorus, directed by
Mrs. Kains and accompanied by Pat Richmond,
was hard at Work.
During the past year the chorus of twenty-
four select voices has pleased many assemblies
and other audiences. in addition to participat-
ing in the "Messiah" and the Spring Concert,
they are called upon for other numerous ap-
pearances during the year. Weeks of practice
put them in good shape for the music contest
held early in the spring.
Top How: M. Manton, M. Lester, N. Turner, R. Hortin, C. Gillespie, C. Ray, P. Craycrott, A. Wilson, I.
Turner, I. Shellabarger, S. Bass, D, Isbell.
Bottom How: P. Isbell, D. Forbes, R. Merriman, A. Gillespie, I. Stombauqh, P. Beery, A, l-iachat,
B. Beabout, M. Greer, B. Chernisky, C. Sears, D. Carrico.
Standing: M. Mahon, C. Bay, I. Pryor, Mr. Gould, K.
Miles, E. Pope, P. Craycrott, D. lsbell, I. Oary,
Third Row: M. Thalman, M. Abbott, B. Bass, E. Finley, D Casey, D. Strickland, D. Lawler, S. Bass,
I. Metzger, E. Papes, E. Davidson, A. Perry, B. Lingle, G. Criclcman, B. Tedrick, D. Philpot, C. Iones,
D Prouty, T. Kircholt.
Second Row: I. lsbell, B. Ianes, K. Hudson, N, Pryor, B. Cox, B Kains, D. Carrico, D. Gates, B. Pyatt,
I. Hunter, M Lester.
Brauer, B Brooks, M. Cralley, N. Turner.
First Row: I. Meredith, D. Fink, B B ooks, I Knebel, E.
Under the able direction of Oren A. Gould
the Vandalia Youth Band has improved the
quality of its playing and increased the interest
of the student members in their organization.
Twelve new members have been added this
year, and the instrumentation has been im-
proved by the addition of trombones, flutes,
kettle drums, and an oboe.
Student interest has been further improved
by encouraging band members to conduct and
give private lessons. Eleven of these people
have conducted the band at basketball games
this year, and five student teachersvBenton
Kains, Mary Lester, Devea Strickland, and Dar-
lene Fink-have given an average of five
private lessons a week to grade school pupils.
The activities participated in by the band are
many and varied. General activities include
appearing in Concerts for local community
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events in the fall, marching in revue at the
basketball game with Hillsboro, at the Home-
coming parade, and at a military funeralp and
playing for numerous home basketball games.
Special activities entered into were the South
Central lllinois Band Festival at St. Elmo, at-
tended by twelve membersg the State Music
Contest participated in by the full band, eleven
soloists, and four ensemblesg and the Spring
Festival in which the grade school and high
school bands performed en masse and separ-
ately under the inspiring leadership of Paul
The band repertoire includes such numbers
as "lf Thou Be Near," a Chorale, by I. S. Bach,
"March Heroic," by Holmes, "First Movement
of Schubert's Unfinished Symphony", and
Iames R. Gillette's new overture, "Fable"
"With cr huff cmd a puff.
I'll blow and I'll blow-
Sec.-Trects.. . .
As long as the music says-go!
I, Knebel, B. Kcxins, Mr. Gould, B. Brooks, S Boss
, . .Benton Koins
. , . .lune Knebel
. , .Sharon Bass
. , . ,Betty Brooks
Mr. Oren Gould
QUEEN AND ATTENDANTS AMIDST CORONATION
GLEE CLUB PRESENTS MESSIAH
OFFICERS OF F .H.A
Left to Right: R. Merriman, I. Meredith, E. Kirkpatrick.
Future Homemakers oi America
"This is the regular meeting day for PHA. The first period classes will
be omitted." The bell rings, and about a hundred enthusiastic girls rush to
the gym. Here under the able guidance of Miss Whitford and Mrs. Cramer
very interesting meetings were conducted this year. Outstanding features on
the programs have been the talks on savings by Mr. Coral Brooks, the lesson
on good grooming by Mrs. Edward Mills, and the discussion on mental hygiene
by Miss Marjorie Scaife.
Personality, laughter, and hard work-that's what PHA. girls are made
of. ln addition to planning the regular meetings, the girls carry out different
activities for earning money. They sell concessions at basketball games and
prepare lunches for grade students. With this money they sponsor their annual
Mother-Daughter Banquet in the spring and help finance delegates to the
leadership training camp in Bloomington.
The social events of the fall included a Wiener roast for the FPA. boys
at the city park and a Play Day at Farina. Then in November the club Was
represented by four local members at the I-louse of Delegates in St. Elmo. ln
February the new members were initiated at an impressive candlelight
Progress was made in two other ways during this school year. Mrs. I. B.
Turner served Well as the first chapter mother, and the members began
serious Work on earning the different degrees of the chapter.
President ..... .... E dith Kirkpatrick
Vice-President .,,. Rosemary Merriman
Sec.-Treas. .... .... I ean Meredith
F. F. A.
Bobby Lee Walker
STATE FARMER DEGREE
Future Farmers oi America
Many of the boys show
their projects at the fairs and
learn the arts of showman-
ship and cooperation. The
sixteen boys that showed in
l947 took in a total of 3490.
Each year the chapter
sends delegates to the Belle-
ville training school for FPA.
members. At this school they
learn how to improve the
chapter and receive sugges-
tions which will promote bet-
ter community life.
Much time is devoted to
the study and practice of cor-
rect parliamentary procedure
because the chapter realizes
the importance of a business-
like meeting. Qur team was
very successful this year and
we are proud of them.
FFA, boys learn by do-
ing. For example butchering
is done by the boys at differ-
ent homes where they learn
first hand information from
their vocational agriculture
instructor, Mr. Murphy.
Officers of the chapter are
elected every semester. They
are responsible for conduct-
ing the meetings, outlining
the years activities, planning
and supervising the banquet,
and publishing the F. F. A.
ln the fall of each year the
new FEA. members are in-
itiated into the organization
as "Greenhands"g the cere-
monies are always formal.
Each year the members can
progress and receive a
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Top How: W. Brown, I. Smith, I. Manion, K, Greer, M. Potts, B. Bowles, B, Bass, K. Gathe, D. Spencer,
D. Stombaugh, C. Schoon, C. Iones, M. Cralley, R. Watts.
Second Row: B. Fravala, M. Henson, E. Pope, T. McKellar, I. Oglesby, M. Lester, R. l-lortin, H. Lensgrat,
T. Isbell, E. Iones, K. Kirkpatrick, Mr. Mills.
First Row: L. Simcox, N. Turner, I. lsbell, L. Lockart, P. Isbell, N. Wright, D. Corrico, I. Boaz, D. Boaz,
I CIE CE CLUB
For those interested in scientific developments we have a science club.
This club is composed of various groups interested in conservation, aviation,
bird study, microscope work, taxidermy, and many other worth-while activi-
ties. During the past year lectures on air-craft instruments, radio, and radar
have been given by Mr. George Gibbons and Mr. Iohn Pummill. Movies and
a hay-ride added to the year's entertainment.
Those wishing to gain membership into the Science Club must complete
200 points. One hundred of these are given for a project completed for "Open
I-louse" while the other lUU must be earned by participation. in club activities.
D. Spenser. P. Isbell, D. Stombcugh
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President . . . . . .Richard Stombaugh
Vice President ........ Donald Spencer
Secretary-Treasurer . ...Patsy Isbell
Sponsor . . . . . .Mr. Edward Mills
'His brow is we! with honest sweat
He earns whcr!e'er he can,
Lowell Carroll was seen in a few first
team games and showed a great improve-
ment over last year. He'll help out next
Although handicapped by height, Lyle's
drive and accurate shooting assured him
a position on the first ten.
'lSkip's" constant rebounding led him
to action in several first team games.
"Skip" should help out considerably dur-
ing the '49-'SO seasons.
Although a substitute this year, Kenny's
accurate shooting will be an asset to next
"Moe" was seen in a
few first team games. His
defense work showed a
great improvement during
the first part of the season.
When the coach chose
Eddie to be manager, he
sure knew what he was
doing, because Eddie is
a likable guy who gets a
lot done. Ed is assisted by
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"Beeb," the sparkplug of
the Vandal five, gained 1
state wide recognition for
his accurate shooting and
tricky dribbling. He'll be
very valuable next year.
Bob's rebounding and
scrappy play kept the
Vandals in the game at all
times. His do-or-die atti-
tude will be greatly missed
Coach Vernon Drenclcpohl
Bill is a steady player who turned in
some excellent exhibition. His drive and
defensive ability were factors that helped
to make this season a successful one.
Although only a sophomore Dale was
a threat to every team. His superior height
carrie in handy very often. Dale is playing
his second year as a regular.
A sharp-shooting forward, Paul always
seemed to come through with a basket
when we needed it most. We missed Paul
considerably during the tournaments.
lim carried the scoring honors for VC.
HS. His drive and accurate shooting was
a threat to every team. fim's speed and
rebounding ability also made him a valu-
able defensive player.
SECO lD SQUAD
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Standing: Ass'i Manager, B. Moore, D. Robertson, B. Peace, I. Williams, E. Taylor, R.
Withers, I. Moore, W. Pyle, Manager, E. Steinhauer.
Sitting: P. Kelley, E. Oldham, B. Baird, D. Lawler, R. Engle, B. Withers, l. Weil, F, Miller.
3rd Row: Ass't Mgr., B. Moore, B. Baldwin, B, Duff, D. Cox, L. Taylor, K. Caraker, Mgr.,
2nd Row: Ass't Coach Mills, L. Ellicott, S. Carroll, M. Reeter, L. Ewart, Coach Drenckpohl,
lst Row: B. Staff, B. Chandler, I. Staff, B. Harner, D. Hamby, P. Thomas.
With the return of six veteran lettermen Coach Vernon Drenckpohl, aided
by assistant Coach Mills, molded together an outfit that fought hard during
a Wearing thirty-one game schedule, to wind up With a record of twenty-one
Wins and ten losses.
A week before regional tournament time the Vandals lost a sharp-
shooting cager-Paul Thomas. On February 29 he celebrated his "fifth"
birthday-yet Paul was too old for basketball.
Our coaches have done a very fine job this year. Coach Mills has been
very efficient in coaching the "B" team and in assisting Coach Drenckpohl
with the main team. A great deal of credit should be given to Coach
Drenckpohl and the entire basketball team for the fine display of sportsman-
ship and the honor that they brought to V. C. H. S. Due to the coach's super-
vision our boys won two trophies for our school--one for third place at the
Centralia Tournament, and the other from the St. Elmo Regional Tournament.
We They Place
Farina ..,. 50 33 There
Sandoval ,..... . . , 52 37 Here
Champaign 52 56 There
:tl-lillsboro .,4. , . . 46 36 Here
:Wana ..,.. 36 58 There
ttlitchtield . . 54 32 Here
Centralio . 48 62 There
Effingham . 36 33 There
Paris . , A 49 76 There
:Wana ..... 44 48 Here
Springfield 4l 38 Here
'Taylorville 55 46 Here
Gillespie . . 63 35 Here
:fHillsboro . , 36 37 There
:tShelbyville 57 37 There
tf1Nokomis . . 4l 19 Here
Centralia . 46 57 Here
fkGreenville 56 25 There
Mattoon . . . 55 58 There
Zklaitchfield . . 53 43 There
Xliincaid . . , 50 43 Here
Clinton ..,. 51 50 There
"Greenville 50 32 Here
CENTRALIA HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT
Olney ..... 44 43
Harrisburg 58 4l
Hobinson . . 44 55
Freeport . . 47 4l
REGIONAL TOURNAMENT AT ST ELMO
Beecher City ......... 63 36
Brownstown 40 23
Altamont . . 43 22
SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT AT HILLSBORO
Pana . . A , . 38 50
fkllenotes MidfState Conference Games
Basketball at V.C.H.c.
As we look back upon the basketball season
of 1947-48, we see our Vandals waging one of
their most successful campaigns in recent years.
Among their twentyfone victories out of a total
of thirty-one games were wins over such fore
midable teams as Clinton, Harrisburg, Free'
port, and Springfield. ln addition to these suc
cesses the Vandals finished second in the Mid-
State Conference, and captured third place
laurels in the Centralia Holiday Tourney.
A major factor in the Vandal wins was the
magnificent support provided by the local cage
fans who journeyed over the highways in all
weather conditions to see the boys put up a
stiff fight against all competition. Leading the
crowd in their cheering were four of the best
cheerleaders that we have witnessed in action
--A-Anna Lou Spinner, foyce Pumiiiill, lane Stomn
baugh, and Billye Brooks.
After the Vandals had captured the regional
crown at St. Elmo by defeating a surprised
Altamont five in the title game by the score
of 4322, they were assigned to the Hillsboro
sectional where they were pitted against a
strong Pana team. Although the Vandals held
the lead until the final minute of the first half,
they cooled off on their shooting in the last
part of the game and were defeated by the
score of 5088.
Ori March 22, following the conclusion of
the basketball season, the basketball teaiii
and the cheerleaders were honored at the
yearly banquet sponsored by the Rotary and
Lions clubs. At this time the free throw trophy
was awarded to both lim and Bill Staff because
their free throw percentages were the same,
The Vandalia boys tallied thirty-two points to take second place in the
county track meet held at Brownstown this year. Some outstanding boys at
the meet were Bill Staff, first in the one-hundred yard dash and two-hundred
twenty yard dash, and Paul Thomas, first in the shot-put.
At the track meet With St. Elmo Norman Bass broke the Vandalia High
School record for the shot-put With a heave of forty-three feet eight and a half
inches, thus bettering the old record by one foot and nine inches. Vandalia's
strong arm team had four boysYNorman Bass, Paul Davidson, Bill Harner, and
Paul Thomas-who could throw the shot over forty-one feet, which is a school
Other outstanding performers of this year's track team Were the Staff
brothers, lim and Bill, in the hurdles, Eddie Chappelear and Bob Blunt in the
half mile run, Paul Davidson in the broad jump, Benton Kains and Bill Harner
in the quarter mile, and Laverne Crawford and Paul Thomas in the high jump.
Top Row: Coach Drenckpohl, R. Purnmill, L. Ellicott, W. Dale, D. Spencer, T. McAndrew, R.
Withers, K. Caraker, B. Baldwin, L. Ewart, S. Carroll, Asst Coach Mills.
Sitting: D. Hamby, B. Staff, L. Crawford, E. Steinhauer, P. Davidson, L. Taylor, P. Thomas,
B. Hamer, B. Chandler, I. Staff, E. Chappelear, B. Kains.
Bottom Row: R. Murphy, B. Blunt, B. Withers, S. Broughton, M. Beeter, D. Cox.
The Vandalia Vandals' baseball team ended the 1947 baseball season
with a record unsurpassed by any other V.C'.H.S. team. Superior fielding,
Thomas' fine pitching, and Iim Staff's home run in the final game at Greenville
"cinched" an undefeated season for the Vandals.
There were several exceptional individual records compiled during the
season. Among these were Thomas' allowing the opposition only 18 hits and
striking out 58 batters during the 42 innings he pitched. The fact that seven
individuals completed the season with a batting average of over .300 is also
an outstanding record. lndividual batting averages were as follows:
B. Staff .......... ...,.. . 476 P. Thomas ............... .316
I. Staff ..,.,.... .... . 471 G. Stombaugh .... . . N214
T. McAndrew ..... .... . 369 B. Duff ..,...... . , .200
B. l-larner '.... . . ..... 350 D. Hamby .... .... . 176
B. Chandler ............. 333 I. McDaniel .....,........ .143
S. Carroll .........,..... .333
This year's team consisted completely of members from last years squad.
These veterans won over the following:
Farina 1 ............ V.C.H.S. 20 Farina 2 ....... ....... V ,C.H.S. 16
Mulberry Grove 0 .,... V.C.H.S. 7 Mulberry Grove 4 ...., V.C.H.S. 10
Greenville 3 .......... V.C.H.S. 8 Greenville 3 ........,. V.C.l-l.S. 4
Standing: Coach Drenckpohl, B. Chandler, B. Hamer, B. Thoman, D. Hamby, Mr. Mills.
Second Row: P. Thomas, B. Duff. I. Kidd, S. Carroll, B. Staff.
Third Row: R. Smith, T. McAndrew, I. McDaniel, I. Staff, G. Stombaugh.
Front Row, left to right: D. Lawler, E. Huber.
Back Row, left to right: R, Dole, B. Murphy, A. Roe, N. Hagy.
The cross-country team had many nights of rugged training under the
watchful eye of Coach Drenckpohl before they met Browristown on the cross-
country course at the Vandalia City Park. The Vandalia team won the
honors of the meet by outscoring Brownstown.
The District meet this year was held at Tri-Cityg the participants for Van-
dalia were Eugene Huber, Norman Hagy, Russell Murphy, Dick Lawler, and
Standing: L. Crawford, B. Kains, D, I-lamby, B. Duff.
Sitting: I. Staff, E. Chappelear, P. Thomas, B. Chandler.
.fx s. s. gg
The National Athletic Scholastic
Society is composed of high school
boys throughout the nation who
have earned a letter in some var-
sity sport and who have kept
above average grades for three
Because of their evident quali-
ties of good sportsmanship the
following boys were granted mem-
bership previous to this year in
the N,A.S.S.: lim Staff, Bill Hafner,
Bob Chandler, and Paul Thomas.
Newcomers ol the organization
are Edward Chappelear, Lavern
Crawford, Benton Kains, Bob Duff,
and Dale l-lamby.
The Vandalia Chapter of this
society was begun in 1934. y
G. A. A.
Left to right: S. Mammen, Vice-President, M. Mabry, President, Mrs. Wells, Sponsor, R.
Those beautiful and charming girls you see running around the gym on
Tuesdays and Thursdays are the glamorous athletes otherwise known as
members of the Girls' Athletic Association. Cn these two evenings after school
under the watchful eye of Mrs. Wells, we girls, eighty in number, have cr
chance to exert all our surplus energy in volleyball, basketball, softball,
archery, dancing, and bowling.
Each month our members plan a party appropriate for that month. Among
these was the hayride and weiner roast at Cunningham's home in October.
Following this in November, we made vegetable corsages, grabbed us a
fellow, and had a gay time at the "Sadie Hawkin's Party." Other events not
to be forgotten include caroling and refreshments at the Bass' home, coasting
at the country club, and initiation ceremonies.
After enduring many hardships of the informal initiation, thirty-five girls
took the pledge and became new members of the G.A.A. organization. ln
the formality of candlelight and with piano accompaniment of Pat Craycroft-
Marcy Mabry, Ruth Purtilar, Sally Mammen, Suzanne Brooks, and Betty Brooks
explained the goals, purposes, and aims of the G.A.A. in an effective manner
and prepared the new members for active work in the organization.
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First Row: E. Pope, A. Gillespie
P. Beery, M. Shellabarger, S
Harrison, B. Austin.
Second Row: D. Strickland, D
Smith, C. Brannon, C. Kistler.
Left io Right Mrs. Wells, N.
Turner, R, Hortin.
Top Row: L. Lockcirt, M. Mabry,
D. Cheshier, E. Brauer, K. Hud-
Second Row: W. Routh, P. Rich-
mond, C. Gillespie, M. Reeter,
C. Carson, I. Pryor, N. Wright.
Third Row: I. Merriman, I. Simp-
kins, M. Oldham, D. Carrol, B.
lanes, M. Henson, I. Wallis, R.
Standing: I Pummill, C. Bay, M.
Greer, B. Brooks, I. Stombaugli,
L. Willett, S. Brooks, R. Purtilar,
Sitting: P. Craycrott, S. Mammen,
D. Fink, B. Brooks, C. Sears.
lst Row: P. Lay, P. Balsiger, I.
Pittman, S, Harrison, V. Beckie,
2nd Row: A. Wilson, B. Bass, C
Burkett, G. Chandler, M. Cral-
ley, E. Funk, I. Hunter, I. Isbell.
3rd How: I. Meredith, B. Beabout,
P. Welcli, l. Faulkner, P. Sears,
I. Taylor, M. Truitt, B. Hortin, A.
Standing: l. O'Dell, D. Boaz, S.
Plowman, C. Sclioon, C Koonce,
I, Paulding, E. Merryman, I.
Turner, F. Stanstield, S. Basra, M.
Sitting: A. Pyatt, H. Grubauglfi, B.
Holman, L. Cole, Ft. Klasing, D.
Carrico, D. Drenckpolil, M, Bru-
aato, A. Wallis
I have to live with myself, and so,
I want to be fit for myself to know.
I Want to be able, as the days go by,
Always to look myself straight in the eye.
I clon't want to stand with the setting sun,
And hate myself for the things I've done.
I want to Walk out with my head erect.
I want to deserve all rnen's respect.
But here in the struggle for fame and pelf,
I want to be able to like myself.
I don't want to look at myself and know
That I'm bluster and bluff and empty show.
I never can hide myself from me,
I see what others may never see.
I know what others may never know.
I never can fool myself, and so,
Whatever happens I want to be
Self-respecting and conscience free.
Edgar' A. Guest
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Still achieving, still pursuing
Learn to labour and to wait."
IH QUT ClE1SSCS
Speech-Speak cleorly ond distinctly for
you will soon hegr yourself os others
Community Civics-"All eyes on the
bootrd, pleosef' lt seems os though g
few ore wondering.
Bookkeeping - lndustrious bookkeeping
students, but Where's the teacher?
Chemistry-Use two test tubes, one boy,
then odd CI girl ond mgke the formulot
President ...,,.....,.......... Pot Kelly
Vice-President ..... ...,. B ob Engle
Sec.-Treos. .... ..... l ohn Moore
Sponsors .... ..,, D orothy Wells
B. Engle, Mr. MacDonald,
I. Moore, P. Kelly, Mrs Wells
K, Dougheriy, Miss Whitford, R, Eldridge, Mr, Hooper,
Vice-President .... . . .
Sec.-Treos. .... , , , .
Sponsors .... 4 . .
. , .Roy Eldridge
. . .Eugene Terry
Beulah Mae Durbin
Kenneth Miles. Ir.
Mary Iane Morell
Mary Lou Potts
Io Ann Pryor
Mary Margaret Thalman
Donna Iean Zimmerman
Io Ann Anderson
Dudley Benefiel. Ir.
Betty Mae Boaz
Ioyce Van Sant
Mary Ann Weaver
President ....... ....... B ill Staff
Vice-President .,,. .... M iller Reeter
Sec.-Treas. .... ..,...... W allace Dale
Sponsors .... ..,. M r. and Mrs. Cramer
Left to Right: Mrs. Cramer, M. Reeter, B. Staff, W. Dale
A IUNIOR REVIEW
We juniors are striving for our goal, We have members in every club at school-
Which everyone tries to attaing Sports, news, yearbook and such-
Outstanding in every field of Work, Students who study and make straight A's,
We are very proud of our advancement For them nothing is ever too much.
We'd like to praise our class to the sky, We have some very talented actors,
But really, there is no need, Who Worked hard to present our play.
You can readily tell by looking about Yes, the juniors might not be on top,
That the juniors are in the lead. But they're surely on the Way.
Mary Io Bailey
Iim. cur president for four years
Quiet, but with pleasant thoughts.
As she thinketh in her heart. so is she.
By being u member oi the F.F.A.
He can call cows and pitch them hay.
Around her head there grows so lair:
A halo of the reddest hair.
She's very ambitious, and is loyal to ull.
L E llORt
President ..., ,..,.. I im Stotff
Vice-President ..... . . ,Ierry McDaniel
Secretory-Treasurer ....,... Robert Thomon
Sponsors. . . . . ,Miss Elizabeth Upchurch
Mr. G. V. Blythe
SENIOR SPONSORS AND OFFICERS
Left to Right: B. Thoman, Miss Upchurch, I. McDaniel, Mr. Blythe
Ieanette Albert Sharon Bass Dennis Bombal Paul Break Suzanne Brooks Betty Brooks
There's a boy who lives in town.
He's very shy: he's Glen Brown.
He's rather slim: he's rather tall.
When it comes to friends. he's got
Her cheery smile is like a banner.
You're sure to like her pleasing man-
Quickly. quietly. he does his work.
From his studies he does not shirk.
Not a has been. but a going to be.
He's very good at raising corn.
And also knows how to blow a hor
ot at the top but climbing
Everyone likes to hear him sing.
'Cause he's almost as good as Bing.
Here's a boy with plenty of brains.
He'll probably speculate in grains.
Sparkling eyes and blonde hair.
Always a friend anywhere.
A likeable person is Bob Cox-
Has lots of tlashy ties and socks.
He isn't very big. that's true,
But size doesn't count: it's what he
She likes to eat or ride in a ieep.
But most ot the time she likes to sleep.
She's a pleasant gal to meet.
When she's walking down the street.
Afraid of mice, but not of men.
He was iust the quiet kind.
Faint of heart, but strong of mind.
Dynamite comes in small packages.
A quiet disposition, we liked him a
He left V. C. H. S.. but he won't be
Here's a student. here's a friend.
Always ready a hand to lend.
A regular fellow is he.
Sometimes happy. sometimes sad.
Happy as a lark and sings like one.
She has a winning way. but never
much to say.
A flu!! of the hair.
A pat on the nose.
A look in the mirror.
She's ready to go.
Sports is one of her gifts.
Difficult playing she easily lifts.
Let us then e up and cloing,
Measure your minds height by the
shadow it casts.
Gee, I know I got a one track mind,
It leads to Iohnny everytime.
Here's a girl whom we know will suc-
Our worker. our helper. a real friend
l'll make an excellent bachelor.
She doesn't want a Don Juan.
She's satisfied with one Don.
With a little work and a little lun.
Most ot my work gets done.
ith a heart for any fate
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A friend to all her friends.
Not too short. not too shy
Greets you with a lriendly "Hi."
Eddie I ones
Not too serious. not too gay
A swell boy in every way.
A hard working lad is Benton Kains
With all his studies he takes great
I une Knebel
At ball games, dances. or at shows,
She smiles at everyone she knows.
A steady, dependable girl is she.
A friend to you and you and me.
He makes a good friend and a good
When there's nothing to do, let me do
Make much ol me. good men are
A statesman he will surely be
In future years. iust wait and see.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away
That's why I eat oranges.
He is the quiet type
You'll never hear him gripe.
Lite is short and so am I.
It anyone is feeling ill
Iust swallow McCollum. he's a pill.
If exertion means an early death, how
long will he live.
Take a look ol what we have here,
It it isn't Will Meyer from Shobonier.
Quite an actor-brainy. too.
All the girls agree 'tis true.
He's a shy and quiet lad.
One of the nicest we have had.
Hlaives of great men all remincl us
He's young and in his prime.
Into mischief most the time.
When high school days are gone from
You'll remember Eleanor as a bit ot
To be eiiicient in a quiet way.
That is my aim throughout the day.
A business mind and a good heart
will surely go places.
You can't say. "She's been ditched."
You've got to say. "She's almost
I! about any movie you want to know.
Ask Virgil, for he works at the show.
A farmer you will never know
That can do such work with a garden
Tall and slim is he,
What a man he'll grow to be.
A winning smile, a winning way.
Iovial, iriendly. bright and gay.
She ioined our class for iust this year,
My-but aren't we glad she's herel
From early morn till day is done
She has a smile lor everyone.
Always happy, never glum,
Makes a bright and cheerful chum.
We can make our lives sublime,
Mary Io Shellabarger
Play on your rnarimba little girl.
And watch that "Glow Worm" start
She greets everyone with a bright
Anna Lou Spinner
A screech ot brakes.
A knock on the door.
A last word to grandmother.
"I'll be home at four."
With a smile like that before our
Please girls. the line forms to the
Sir Walter Raleigh oi today
His car helps maidens on their way.
Devea is one who's iull of vim.
And she certainly is a star in gym.
Blond and lair
With a quiet air.
Ii you die irom poison in your coke,
lust blame Don tor this little ioke.
A scholar combined with an all around
Cletess Mary Stevenson
Heart. Head. Health. and Hand.
By the 4-H slogan she will stand.
We often see this chap ahout-
Into mischief without a doubt.
Mary lean Tedrick
Oi all the girls that e'er were seen.
There's none so fine as Mary lean.
And, departing, leave behind us
Always out tor a good time.
Well is that a crime?
He'll leave us sadly. for you know
"She" has another year to go.
Always cheery, pleasant to meet.
Her smile iust can't be beat.
What's the use ot worrying over what
I will never know.
Is she quiet? Maybe. when she is
Best ot men are men oi lew words.
A likable chap. a cheery way.
He may do great things someday.
A speaker he will he. no doubt.
And he won't need one person to help
When there's nothing else to do nights.
He's not the Robert Walker who in
the movies does act.
But he acts like a gentleman: what's
better than that?
A slender girl with dark brown hair.
She's quiet. but she's always there.
, Wherever you find her. she is always
otprints on the sands of timef' -Imfgff-flow.
Girls, front to hack: S. Brooks, R. Purtilar, S. Mammen, M, Chappeledr, B Brooke
Boys. front to back: R. Minor, I. Metzger, E. Chcxppelear, R. Chandler, B. Kam
FIRST TEN HONOR STUDENTS
Class of 1948
1. Betty Brooks
2. Edward Chappelear
3. Ruth Purtilar
4. Iohn Metzger
5. Benton Kains
Jeanette Albert-F.H.A. 1.
Sharon Bass-G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Sec.-
Treas. of Band 4, Sax Quartette 4, Glee Club
1, Special Chorus l, 2, 3, 4, Thespian 4, Librarian 4,
F.H.A. l, Vandalite 2, 3, 4, Current News Ed. 3, 4,
Vandalois 4, Science Club l, 2, Speech team 3, 4.
Dennis Bombal-F.F.A. l.
Paul Break-P.F.A. l, 2, 3, 4, Sec. of F.F.A. 2, Pres. of
F.F.A. 3, Reporter of F.F.A. 4, Vandelite 3, 4, Li-
brarian 4, Vandalois 4, Thespian 4.
Suzanne Brooke-Thespian 1, 2, 3, 4, Sec.-Treas. of
Thespian 3, President of Thespian 4, Make-up for
Thespian l, 2, 3, 4, Speech team 1, 2, 3, 4, Vandal-
ite 1, 2, 3, 4, Vandalois 4, G.A.A. l, 2, 3, 4, Science
Club 1, N. H. S. 3, 4, Pres of N. H. S. 4, Ir. Class
Play 3, Glee Club 3, 4, "Ianuary Thaw" 4.
Betty Brooks-G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Thespian 2, 3, 4, Band 1,
2, 3, 4, Band Council I, 2, 3, 4, Clarinet Quartette
l, 2, 4, N. H. S. 3, 4, Sec. of N. H. S. 4, Student
Council 2, 3, 4, Sec.-Treas. of Student Council 3,
4, Sec. of Class 1, Science Club 1, Ir. Class Play
3, Vandalite 1, 2, 3, 4, Ass't. Ed. of Vandalite 2, Ed.
of Vandalite 3, Vandalois 4, D.A.R. 4.
Edward Burkett-Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4.
Robert Chandler-Band 1, 2, 3, N.A.S.S. 1, 2, 3, 4, Bas-
ketball l, 2, 3, 4, Track l, 2, 3, 4, Baseball l, 2, 3, 4,
Glee Club 4, Trumpet Trio 3, Vandalois 4, N. H. S. 4.
Edward Chappelear-N.A.S.S. 4, Track 1, 2, 3, 4, Intra-
mural Basketball 1, 2, 4, Vandalois 4, Basketball
l, 2, 3, Baseball 1, 2, 3, Ir. Class Play 3, ulanuary
Thaw" 4, Student Council 4, Latin Play 2, Thespian
4: N. H. S. 4.
Marilyn Chappelear-G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Librarians 3, 4,
Vandalois 4, Thespian 4.
Bonnie Chemisky-G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, Tumbling Team 1, 2,
3, Glee Club 1, Special Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, F.H.A. 1,
Iames Cox-F.F.A. l, 2.
Robert Cox-Glee Club l, Science Club 1, 2, Band 1,
2, 3, 4, Thespian 3, 4, Vandalois 4.
Lavern Crawford-F.F.A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Track 3, 4, N.A.S.S.
Wayne Crawford-CTransferred from Brownstown '47l
F.F.A. 1, 2, 3, Librarian 3, 4-H 1, 2, 3, 4, N. H. S. 4.
George Crickman-F.A.A. l, 2, 3, 4, 4-H 1, 2, 3, 4, Band
l, 2, 3, 4.
Ioan Curry-Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, F.l-1.A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Van-
Margaret Daniels-Glee Club l, 2, 3, F.H.A. 1, 2, 3, 4,
Sec.-Treas. of F.H.A. 3, Vandalois 4.
Ralph Devall-F.F.A. 1, 2.
Betty Diveley-F.H.A. l, 2, 3, 4, GAA. 1, Glee Club 1,
2, 3, 4-H l, 2, 3, 4, Vandalois 4.
Edith Elam-F.H.A. l, 3, 4, GJ-LA. 2, Glee Club 2.
Robert Emericlg-F.F.A. 1, 2, 3.
Dorothy Forbes-Advanced Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, FHA. l,
2, 3, District Officer of F.H.A. 3.
Carlyle Forbie-F.F.A. 3, Ir. Class Play.
Melba Forehand-G.A.A. 1, F.H.A. 1, 2, 4, News Repor-
ter for F.H.A. 2.
Audrey Gillespie-G.A.A. l, 2, 3, 4, Tumbling Team 2,
3, Vandalite 2, 4, Vandalois 3, 4, Glee Club 3,
Special Chorus 4, F.H.A. l.
Rita Guthrie-F.H.A. 1, 2.
loyce Hummel-F.H.A. 1, 2.
William Hamer-Basketball l, 2, 3, 4, Baseball 1, 2, 3,
4, Track 1, 2, 3, 4, Thespian 3, 4, N.A.S.S. 3, 4,
Science Club 1, Vandalois 4, Ir. Class Play 3.
Margaret Harrison-F.H.A. 1, 2, 3, 4.
Geraldine Hoffman-Science Club I, Glee Club 3, Ir.
Class play, Librarian 4, Vandalite 4, Vandalois 4.
Donna Isbell-Vandalite 1, F.H.A. l, 2, 3, Sec. of F.H.A.
2, GAA. 1, Special Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, Glee Club l.
Ioyce Isbell-GAA. 1, Vandalite 2, 3, Librarian 3, 4,
Vandalois Ir. Co-Editor 3, Co-Editor 4, N. H. S. 3, 4,
Vice-Pres. of N. H. S. 4, Homecoming Queen 4.
Eddie Iones-Basketball 1, 2, Track l, 2, Baseball 1,
Science Club 2, 3, 4, Intramural Sports 1, 2, 3, 4.
Loy Ionee-Glee Club 1, 2, Librarian 4.
Benton Kaine-Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Track 3, 4, Ir. Play 3,
"Ianuary Thaw" 4, Science Club l, Vandalois 4,
Vandalite 3, 4, N.A.S.S. 3, 4, Glee Club 4, Band
Pres. 4, N. H. S. 4.
Edith Kirkpatrick-G.A.A. l, F.H.A. 4, Vandalois 4.
Iune Knebel-G.A.A. 1, 2, Band l, 2, 3, 4, Glee Club l,
2, Vandalois 4, F.H.A. 1, Librarian 4, Vice-President
Band 4, Science Club l.
Patricia Lay-F.H.A. l, 2, 3, G.A.A. 2, 4, Glee Club 3, 4,
Librarians 3, 4, Vandalite 4, Vandalois 4, Ir. Class
Sally Mammen-Science Club l, Band 1, G.A.A. l, 2,
3, 4, Sec.-Treas. 3, Vice-president 4, Vandalite 2, 3,
4, Vandalois 3, 4, Ass't. Co-Ed. 3, Co-Editor 4, Ir.
Class Play 3, Thespians 3, 4, Librarians 3, 4, N.H.S.
3, 4, Intramural team 3, "Ianuary Thaw" 4, Speech
Team 3, Latin play 2.
Dale Matheny-Science Club 1, Glee Club 1, Librarian
4, Vandalois 4, Special Chorus 1.
Thomas Mclkndrew-Baseball 3, 45 Track 1, Z, 35 Intra-
mural Basketball l, Z, 3, 45 Sec.-Treas, of Sophomore
class 25 Intramural Basketball Manager.
Allan McCollum-Intramural Basketball l, 2, 3, 45 Van-
dalois 45 Thespians 4,
Ierry McDaniel-Decatur: Home room President on all
Intramural Recreation Teams, Glee Club, Mixed
Chorus, Operetta "Flag Squad," Home room Presi-
dent 25 Football l, 2, 3. Vandalia: Vice President 45
Wayne Merriman-Librarian 2, 3.
Iohn Metzger-Baseball l, 2, 35 Basketball l, 2, 35 Track
l, 25 Manager 25 Vandalite 1, 35 Thespian l, 2, 3,
45 Science Club 15 Ir. Class Play, Student Council
3, 45 President 45 Band l, 2, 3, 45 Latin Play5 Van-
dalois 45 Speech Team 2, 3, 45 Intramural Basket-
ball Z5 N. H. S. 4.
Wilbur Meyer-Intramural Basketball 3.
Richard Minor-Science Club l, 25 Glee Club 45 Thes-
pians 2, 3, 45 Speech Team 3, 45 Ir. Class Play 35
Intramural Basketball l, 2, 3, 45 Vandalois 45 Busi-
ness Manager 45 Student Council 45 Latin Play 25
N. H. S. 4.
Loren Mitchell-F.F.A. l, 2.
Ralph Morton-Vandalois 45 Intramural Basketball 3.
Russell Murphy-Track 3, 4.
Dorsey Nichols-4-H l5 F.F.A. 2, 3, 4.
Eleanor Oglesby-G.A.A. l, 2, 35 F.H.A. 1, 2.
Norma Pryor-Band 1, 2, 3, 45 G.A.A. I5 F.H.A. l, 2, 4.
Raymond Pummill-Track Manager 35 Glee Club 4.
Ruth Purtilar-Glee Club 3, 45 Vandalite l, 2, 3, 45
Librarians 3, 45 Speech Team 35 Thespian 3, 45
Sec.-Treas. Thespian 45 G.A.A. l, 2, 3, 45 Sec.-Treas.
G.A.A. 45 Ir. Class Play, Vandalois 45 Science Club
l, 25 N,H.S. 3, 4.
Marcia Rabus-St. Mary's: Four Links, Ass't. Editor 45
Cheerleader 35 Class President l5 Treasurer 3, 45
Glee Club 35 C.S.M.C. l, 2, 35 Debate Team 1, 2, 35
Vandalia: G.A.A. 4.
Patricia Roberts-F.H.A. l, 2, 3, 45 4-H I5 Glee Club 35
Tumbling 2, 35 F.H.A. Vice-President 35 Vandalois 4,
Doris Robertson-F.l-l.A. 2.
Virgil Rose-P.F.A. l, 2.
Willine Routh-F.l'l.A. I, 25 GAA. 3, 45 Vandalois 4.
Mary Io Shellabarger-Speech Team 35 Band l, 2, 3, 45
Thespian 3, 45 Vandalite 45 Vandalois 45 Librarian
45 GJ-LA. I, 3, 45 Ir. Class Play5 Glee Club 35 Ad-
vanced Chorus 4.
Martha Short-F.H.A. l, 2, 3, 4.
Iuanita Smith-F.H.A. l.
Donald Spencer-Science Club 1, 2, 3, 45 Vandalite 3, 45
Vandalois 45 Track 3, 45 Intramural Basketball 1, 2,
3, 45 Glee Club 4.
Anna Lou Spinner-G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 45 Vandalite l, Z, 3, 45
Thespian 3, 45 Librarian 35 Science Club l, 25 Van-
dalois 45 Cheerleader 3, 45 Band l, 2, 35 Ir. Class
Iarnes Staff-Double Ouartette 35 Glee Club 45 Band
l, 2, 35 Vandalite 45 Vandalois 45 Science Club l,
25 Class President l, 2, 3, 45 Thespian 45 N.A.S.S. 3,
45 Eaiketball l, 2, 3, 45 Baseball l, 2, 3, 45 Track
l, , ,4.
Edward Steinhauer-Basketball l, 35 Basketball Man-
ager 45 Baseball 25 Track 2, 3, 4.
Cletess Stevenson-F.H.A. 1, 2, 3, 45 4-H5 Vandalois 1.
George Stombaugh-Science Club l5 Band l, 25 Base-
ball 3, 45 Glee Club 4.
Richard Stombaugh-Science Club l, 2, 3, 45 Vandalois
Devea Strickland-G.A.A. l, 2, 3, 45 Tumbling Team 2,
35 Thespian 3, 45 Librarian 3, 45 F.H.A. l, 2, 3, 45
Band l, 2, 3, 45 Speech Team 2, 3, 45 Vandalois 4.
Mary lean Tedrick-F.H.A. l, 2, 3, 45 Science Club I.
Robert Thoman-West Terre Haute High School. Bas-
ketball 2, 35 Baseball 25 Softball 35 Class President
2. Vandalia: Baseball 45 Vandalois 45 Secretary of
Class 45 Speech Team 4.
Albert Thomas-Librarian 2, 3, 45 Glee Club 3, 45 Van-
dalois 45 N. H. S. 4.
Paul Thomas-Baseball 1, 2, 3, 45 Basketball l, 2, 3, 45
Glee Club l, 2, 3, 45 Science Club lp Student Coun-
cil 2, 35 Track l, 2, 3.
Forrest Thompson-Thespian 45 Hlanuary Thaw" 45
Speech Team 4.
Iune Tippit-F.H.A. l, 2, 3, 45 Glee Club 2, 3.
Lucille Trueblood-F.H.A. 1, 2, 3, 4.
Iohn Ullorn-Science Club l, 4.
Robert Walker-F.F.A. l, 2, 3.
Helen Wangrow-F.H.A. 1, 2, 3, 45 Vandalois 4.
Dolores Wolff-Homecoming Queen Attendant 4.
Kenneth Wollerman-F.F.A. l, 2.
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NATIO AL HO OR SCCIETY
Up in spirits, high in grades, they're on top in character, leadership, and
Even though our organization of the National Honor Society is in its
infancy stage, the group of five girls with their sponsor, Mr. Blythe, have
worked to encourage and acknowledge students who achieved high scholastic
ratings through-out the year. In doing this the society arranged a unique
party of stunts, folk dances, and relays.
At Christmas time the girls undertook the project of gathering toys, repair-
ing them, and delivering them on Christmas Eve.
We are told that these girls do have to work to achieve their scholastic
standing, but you never hear of them writing daily letters to Einstein, telling
him what is wrong with his theory of relativity. Nor do they have to go
around stooped in thought and wearing horn-rimmed glasses, or pushing their
books in a wheelbarrow, now and then a suitcase-yes.
Seriously, they are a busy group, finding time for their extra curricular
activities and studies.
Through character, leadership, service, and a good report card as a
ticket, eleven new members were inducted into the honorary society. The new
members are Robert Chandler, Edward Chappelear, Wayne Crawford, Benton
Kains, Iohn Metzger, Richard Minor, Albert Thomas, seniors, and Patricia
Balsiger, Iacqueline Pittman, Allen Schmid, Frances Stansfield, juniors.
WHO' ERE I '66
"Good evening friends and alumni of
V.C.H.S. This is your announcer, Rick Minor,
bringing you an eye witness account of the
20th homecoming dance at V.C.l-I.S. This event
is in honor of the Class of '48. Eighteen event-
ful years have passed and now in 1966 we find
the members of this great class gathered to-
gether for the first time. We have been in-
formed that all 90 members will be present.
This is indeed, a record. Through the efforts
of the Alumni Association we have been able
to ascertain "Who's Who," and in just a few
minutes we will pass this information on to you.
"I am stationed here in the foyer of the
beautiful high school which is celebrating its
lUth anniversary. fl-low we all dreamed of
this building when we were in Schoolll From
time to time I shall switch you to my able
assistants, Forrest Thompson, in the balcony,
and Suzanne Brooks on the dance floor. Mr.
Thompson, you know, is a well-known sports
announcer and Miss Brooks is by profession a
dramatic teacher in a school for girls.
"Here come the first arrivals-lovely Bonnie
Chernisky and Margaret Daniels who are air
line hostesses, followed by lack Metzger, a
well-known lawyer and the most sought-after
bachelor of the year. Close behind are Bob
Chandler, a mechanical engineer and Eddie
Chappelear, a research engineer for GLM.
Coming in now with their wives we see some
of the leading farmers of the community-
Ralph Devall, Laverne Crawford, and Dennis
Bombal. People are coming in so fast we are
having difficulty keeping up with them. In the
north end of the foyer we see some of the
prominent business men of the community in a
huddle-Paul Break, leader of the farm associ-
ationg Edward Burkett, a construction foreman:
Robert Emerick, a hardware merchant, Lyle
Forbis, owner of the local news standg and
undertaker, Bill Harner. What a spectacle!
I never saw so much hand-shaking, back-s1ap-
ping, and embracing in all my life. I am sure
many are now gathered in the balcony, so I'l1
switch you to Forrest Thompson in the bal-
"Thank you, Rick. Hello, everybody. You
don't have to be a sports announcer to realize
what a sporting event this is. Everybody is in
a holiday mood. The balcony is filling fast.
Over in the far corner we see a group of nurses
who seem to have left their cares behind-
Cletess Stevenson, Melba Forehand, Donna
Isbell, Pat Roberts and Iune Tippitt. Near them,
in another group are hotel managers, Iohn
Ullom and Dale Matheny, Sheriff Raymond
Pummill, Fire Chief Elvis Mattes, and Dr. ferry
McDaniel, a dentist. Here very near us we
see some very successful looking gentlemen
renewing old friendships. These people, hav-
ing come from all parts of the country to be
with us tonight, are Richard Stombaugh and
Wilbert Meyer who fly transcontinental air
liners, night club hostess Lila Millerg Iim Staff,
outfielder for the Cardinalsg Eleanor Oglesby
and Marcia Rabus, dress designers from New
York, Dr. Donald Spencer, a psychiatrist, and
from Chicago, photographer Bob Thoman and
Devea Strickland, director of a childrens thea-
ter. just entering the balcony are Bob Walker, a
private detective, Albert Thomas, a railroad
engineer, blues singer, Paul Thomas, Virgil
Rose, a teacher of history at U. of I., Loy Iones,
research chemist, stock-broker, Bob Cox, from
Wall Street, and George Crickman, the head of
a farm implement company. The crowd is
beginning to move as the orchestra starts play-
ing, and the lights are dimmed. We take you
now to Miss Suzanne Brooks who is stationed
on the dance floor. Come in, Suzanne."
"Greetings friends of the Class of '48. Did
you know that our music tonight is being fur-
nished by Mary Io Shellabarger and her all girl
orchestra? Among its members we see Sharon
Bass, Edith Kirkpatrick and Iune Knebel. Hav-
ing a very happy time on the dance floor are
Benton Kains, a scientist in the field of atomic
research, and Dorothy Forbes, a private secre-
tary, rancher Don Gelsinger and Ieanette
Albert, a stenographer, George' Stombaugh,
local Kroger Store manager and his wife, the
former Anna Lou Spinner, Eddie Steinhauer, a
major league baseball scout and his wife,
Mary lean Tedrick, Kenneth Wollerman, a
naturalist and his wife, Edith Elam. Now the
music has stopped and we see truck-line own-
ers Lor'en Mitchell and Eugene Papes trying to
get the attention of those thriving used-car
dealers, Allan McCollum and Wayne Merri-
man, and garage owner, Russell Murphy.
Waiting patiently on the side lines are beauty
shop operators Ioyce Hammel, Doris Robertson,
and Martha Short, also home economic teach-
ers, Pat Lay and Margaret Harrison. lust going
out on the dance floor with their husbands We
see old school friends who are conducting a
very successful school for girls. These are none
other than Sally Mammen, Geraldine Hoffman,
Ioyce Isbell, Betty Brooks, Ruth Purtilar, and
Marilyn Chappelear. The lights are bright
once again and it is time for intermission, so
we take you back to the foyer and our chief
announcer, Rick Minor."
"Once again I greet you folks and bring you
the names of more of the Class of '48, Happi-
ness and good fellowship reign supreme. Near
the south entrance We see the former Betty
Dively, Lucille Trueblood, Betty Workman, and
Helen Wangrow in a heated conversation, no
doubt it concerns their children. Civil engineer
Iim Cox, grocerymen Glen Brown and Eddie
jones, and tobacco farmer, Dorsey Nichols are
talking very seriously. Near us is a gay group
composed of Tom McAndrew, drummer in a
dance band, Audrey Gillespie, a commercial
artist, Ralph Morton, secretary to the governor
of Illinois, Norma Pryor, a bank teller, and
Dolores Wolff, a private secretary. just going
out the door We see telephone oper'ators lean
Curry, Rita Guthrie, and Iuanita Smith hurry-
ing to work. Putting on their coats and bidding
friends goodbye are Reverend Wayne Craw-
ford and his wife, Willine Routh.
"Intermission is drawing to a close and we
find it time to bid you all good-bye. We hope
you have enjoyed this broadcast as much as
we have enjoyed bringing it to you. As we
turn you back to our main station, may we
remind you that tonight has proved that a
friend, like a thing of beauty, is a joy forever.
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Dear Diary H
Today is the beginning of the end-those lazy summer
days are gone. School has begun! All those new faces-
occasionally a person does see someone familiar!
Oh joy, we won our first three baseball games. Wouldn't
it be super if we could keep this up all season?
The "staffs" made their annual trip to the l.S.l'l.S.P.A.
Convention. Sounds like they had lots of fun at the foot-
ball game and the dance, especially when you hear the
girls rave about "Andy."
Yes, this year is going to be loads of fun.
Curses, failed again-well, not quite. At least l arn safe
for another six weeks-here's hoping I do better!
"Fireman Save My Child"-such nonsense, who would
have ever thought that "Little Ella" was a dog. All kiddin'
aside, the Thespians did a swell job, they did even better
at Scott Field.
Oh, that Halloween party! Ieepers, l was scared stiff-
those ghosts an' pirates, an' gypsies sure seemed real.
Four cheers for the Student Council-let's have more par-
The gym had quite a workout this month-basketball,
dances, and two three act productions going on all at once.
The plays were the juniors' "Brother Goose" and the Thes-
pians' "Ianuary Thaw." Gosh, my sides are still aching.
Everything was just perfect at the Sadie Hawkins Dance
except that Lil' Abner didn't run from Daisy Mae. And who
would, after one look at those "Dogpatch" skirts? Wow!
Oh, a vacation, Thanksgiving is here. Oh! Mom! Where's
A cheer for the Vcxndaloisl lt was the best Homecoming
ever. The Queen's floats were simply marvelous, and for
that matter, the candidates weren't so bad themselves.
"Deck the halls with boughs of holly." Yes, and the
Student Council did just that very thing. And to add to it
they presented a Christmas program in which the Thespians
gave "The Supreme Gift." The whole thing was super, and
it really did add to the Christmas spirit.
At last, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Diary.
Ohl Those examsl l hate 'eml We have one consolation
though-they were our last.
Whewl Am l tired. And who wouldn't be after that
N. H. S, party. lt was supposed to be for mental wizards,
but it seemed to me more like a physical education class.
Mr. Blythe made a swell coxswain in the faculty's skit, and
for that matter Miss Barr was pretty good on the oars too.
Gangway, Mr. Atlas, here come the V. C. H. S. wrestlers.
Some of those boys Coach Drenckpohl put on exhibition
were sure tough. lust ask ferry McDaniels.
Laugh? l thought l'd die But l still haven't decided
which was the funniest, the G. A. A. initiates, the F. H. A.
girls, or the new Thespians. All were terrific.
Unhappy day! l won't be able to go out for a month.
l've spent all my money for Valentine candy. Whoopsl l'll
have to take that back. The girls are taking us to the Leap
Year party this week. Some of them are going to have
l'll bet Miss Upchurch is worn out. She's been spending
the last month on the speech team and finally they seem to
be putting the emphasis on the right word. They had better.
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Our speech team is simply super. They sent more
entries to the sectional than any other school in our district.
I guess "Ricky" Minor is super too. He was picked first on
the All-Star Cast.
F. F. A. filled a speech team also, and from what I hear
they did pretty good.
Hurrah! Only eleven more weeks and school will be
out. I just Wonder if I can Wait.
Oh! Swoon! That band! Mr. Gould certainly has done
a wonderful job. When they played "The Unfinished Sym-
phony," I could almost see Schubert standing there nodding
Why, oh why, didn't I take Ag? That food smelled so-o-o
good. And all that pie. Yum! Yum!
Mmmmm-All those beautiful girls! And with voices
too! Mrs. Kains, how do you do it? That Glee Club Con-
cert gets better every year.
The Student Council sent delegates to the State Con-
vention at Peoria, and they say they have all kinds of new
ideas. The only catch is that all the ideas aren't on Student
"In spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts
of love." But not in V. C. H. S. Here it turns to track!
The Conference meet is the 30th, and that's all the guys
have been talking about for the last three weeks.
Oh! Woe is me! Why do I always wait until the last
minute . . . "Open House" is only three days away and I
haven't started my projects yet.
What a night! I really had fun! Thanks, juniors, for
the swell prom.
In just a few more days it will be all over and We will
have to say good-bye. College, vacations, new jobs, and
wedding bells are all we can talk about.
With a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat I bid
a last farewell.
Compliments to Senior Class
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Allen
Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Balsiger
Iess L. Bitzer
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brannon, Ir.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Break, Ir.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Brooks
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Brooks
Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Chandler
Glen P. Curry
Iudge Ioe Dees
Dr. Edward Greer
Dr. E. F. Greer
Dr. Mark Greer
Dr. Miller Greer
Mr. and Mrs. Vane Hamer
Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Isbell
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Mammen
Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Metzger
Mrs. Mabel Minor
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Moyer
Mrs. Eugene Oglesby
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Shellabarger
Mr. Floyd Staff
Mr. and Mrs. Stansfield
Dr. I. G. Switzer
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Tedrick
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Thoman
Mr. Carl Wickert
Mr. Harry Swain. Ir.
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The Pause That Refreshes
THE HIGH-SIGN OF FRIENDLINESS
THE COCA COLA BOTTLNG CO.
NEW LEADER STORE
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Ladies' Ready-to-Wear S
Millinery and Furnishings
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FARMERS 81 MERCHANTS BANK
0 LOANS OF ALL KINDS
0 BANK MONEY ORDERS
0 SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES
ILL. PHONE 68
Vegetables, Fruits and Meats
OUR AIM IS TO PLEASE YOU
EAKIN MOTOR SALES
Sales and Service
PLATE FOR '48
J. Carl Smith, Prop.
I04 W. Gallatin Phone 568-J
Wes-l- End Greenhouse
Flowers for All Occasions
We Wire Flowers Anywhere
Phone 6 7 0
FARM IMPLEMENT CO.
0 McCORMlCK-DEERING MACHINERY
0 INTERNATIONAL TRUCKS
0 INTERNATIONAL REF RIGERATION
CONGRATULATIONS, CLASS OF I948
THE HUB STORE
FOR BETTER THINGS
VANDALIA, ILL. PHONE I 85
WHEN BETTER MERCHANDISE IS MADE
THE HUB WILL SELL IT
D R U G S
PAINT - WALL PAPER
JAMES DRUG STORE
Rode M. James, R.Ph.
Phone 54 Vandalia, Ill.
M I D W E S T
CAPPS DRUG STORE
BOOKS - SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Phone I 5-W
B U R T S C H I
ALWAYS ASK FOR
MIDWEST MOTOR CC.
Sales and Service
Pasteurized - I-Iomogenized
Phone 41 Vanclalia Phone 366
D. T. McKellar Agency
Felmren Bldg. Vandalia, III.
Nalional Trail Cafe
OPEN ALL NIGHT
B E S T W I S H E S
V O G U E S H O P P E
W A L T C N ' S
junction Hi-ways 40 and 5l Ladies' Ready.to-Wear
B. F. Goodrich and Kelvinator Dealer
Sales and Service
Millinery - Accessories
407 Gallatin Vandalia, lll.
MiIIer's Music Co.
wn.cox GAY RECORDIO
All Makes of Records
Electric Radios - Combination
MICHEL'S FEED STORE
Phone 9 8 7-W
Wl.SON'S FOOD SHOP
Your l. G. A. Grocer
EVERY DAY LOW PRICES
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Vandalia News Service
Wholesale ancl I-Iome Delivery
Tobaccos - Novelties - Gifts
Stationery - Greeting Carcls
Phone 585 Vandalia, Ill.
LEISHER MAYTAG CO.
Washers - Ironers - Stokers
Telephone I66-W Vandalia, III.
The Vandalia Leader
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The Newspaper That Covers
And Can Prove That lt's
FIRST IN CIRCULATION
Best Wishes to the Senior Class
for a Successful Future
FEED 81 MILLING CO.
Fred D. Chappelear
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Groceries and Meats
Fireproof - Garage Next Door
Air-Conditioned Coffee Shop
F I R E S T O N E
CHAMP DELUXE TIRES
Truck and Tractor Tires
Electric Appliances - Farm Supplies
Home and Auto Supplies
Paints - Batteries
Economy Home and Auto Supply
W. E. DAY
Jusl' a Good Place
TOOT 'N-TELL 'M
lt's Fine Foods and Fun"
Fayelf'I'e Frozen Foods
ll29 North Seventh St.
On U. S. Sl North Vanclalia, lll.
The Most Up-to-Date Refrigerated Locker
Service in Southern Illinois
RALPH TEDRICK, Manager
Wides Service Station
E. H. fpetel Hulsokotter
Oldest Continuous Business
Established l 85 3
Dycus Insurance Agency
Insurance and Surety Bonds
400W Gallatin St. Vanclalia, lll.
Phone No. 571-J
C. G. Sonneman 81 Son
And Building Material
Phone 53 Vanclalia, lll.
H. R. Springer
PAUL SMITH GROCERY
Meats - Vegetables - Fruits
Prop. Phone 787
S H I R L E Y S H O P Compliments of
Ladies, PARIS CLEANERS
We Specialize in
. 223 SOUTH FIFTH
You Are Always Welcome at Your
Humer AuI'omoI"Ve Fayette Electric Shop
Serwce GENERAL ELECTRIC
Auilhorlzed Sales and Service
BUICK SALES and SERVICE
H. C. Stickler C. R. McDonald
Phone 392 II25 N. 5th St.
Compliments of Compliments of
SPENNY S CLOTHING A N D Y . S
FURNISHINGS 'fi' if 'fi'
SHOES HOUSE OF THE
"Better Quality for Less"
FURNITURE CO., Inc. M O R R I S
Complete Home Furnishings 59 to 51-00 store
Phone 224 vanaalaa, III Vandalia Illinois
RUSSEL 81 DANIELS
Marathon Service Station
WASHING AND CREASING
JEWELRY - DRUGS
Edwards Food Mari'
Meats, Groceries, Fruits and
SEALTEST ICE CREAM
Hun'I'er Funeral Home
23l South Fourth Street
5c 'I-o 51.00
Ladies' Ready-to-Wear Ralph 51 Zeta Carson
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WHERE GOOD FRIENDS MEET VARIETY MERCHANDISE
at Reasonable Rates
Phone 554-W Vanclalia, Ill.
VA N D A L I A Meet Your Friends at
DECORATING THE WAGON WHEEL
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Ervin Wangmw Prop FOUNTAIN SERVICE
Serving Midwest lce Cream
P. O. Box 242
219 W Jefferson St Vanclalia lllinois
PTIODC Vandalia, Across from the Theater
Established I 906
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S APPAREL
DRY GOODS U SHOES
VANDALIA, ILL. PHONE 295
QUALITY - SERVICE
Jewelers and Stationers to
CLASS OF I948
I-Iarolcl R. Blue
Vandalia Community High School
E. H. Hall Crawfordsville, Incl. AMBULANCE SERVICE
C0mPliments of TI'IERE'S HEALTH IN EVERY
THE VANDALIA UNION
Established in I864 BOTII-ED DAILY
Fl R ST PASTEURIZED
IN NEWS CHOCOLATE MILK
IN SERVICE COFFEE CREAM
IN SIZE BUTTERMILK
IN ADVERTISING WHIPPING CREAM
IN DELICIOUS ICE CREAM
VANDALIA UNION PUBLISHING CU. V A N D A L I A D A I R Y
Norman Jones Vernie Deverick
I6 Blocks West on Route 40
Norihside Mo'I'or Co.
Corsages - Wedding Work
Flowers for All Occasions
William Eaclie, Prop.
524 Gallatin Phone 8-W
831 N. Sth Phone I76-J
MEATS - VEGETABLES
FRESH F RUITS
Phone 2 3 5
Siombaugh Tin Shop
Vandaliu Plumbing and
Hardware Co.. Inc.
Metal WMI' WESTINGHOUSE
Front Rank Furnaces and RCA Dealer
STOKERMATIC STOKERS Phone 700 Vandalia
LU ND'S MARKET
103 N. Cole st.
MEATS - VEGETABLES
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GRCCERIES Craycrofl' Mo'l'or Co.
Phone 639 Phone 99 or 489
. Compliments of
Vandalla Lumber Co.
131 North Fifth St.
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If it's done with heat, you can
do it better with
L. E. Wilson Insurance
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Insurance and Loans
THE GAS CQ.
SOUTHEASTERN ILLINOIS GAS CO. Phone I-,I Vanclalia, III
THE BEST COFFEE SPOT
Healthful, Wholesome Recreation
IN TOWN at
MAX MARRY CAFE VCIIICIGIIG BOWIIIIQ Alley
Phone 758 Vandalia Ill Phones 278'W' 2784
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