Villa Grove High School - Vade Mecum Yearbook (Villa Grove, IL)
- Class of 1951
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Text from Pages 1 - 72 of the 1951 volume:
SONG OF THE OPEN ROAD
Afoot and light-hearted, I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me, leading wherever I choose.
Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good fortune,
Henceforth, I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,
Strong and content I travel the open road.
The earth, that is sufficient,
I do not want the constellations any nearer,
I know they are very well where they are,
I know they suffice for those who belong to them.
. . Walt Whitman
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Mr, Kelley was our assistant principal this
year, sharing duties with Mr. Gaines. He did a good
job in the office as well as keeping the school in
order. Besides his many duties in the office, he
helped the Student Council carry on its work, taught
Math l and P. E. and acted '
as guidance counselor.
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Boys' P. E.
MARY LEE JACOBS
U. S. History
Girls' P. E.
ANNE BU RNETT
FlRST ROW: Mr. Wolfe, advisor, John Brooks, Pat Reinhart, vice-president, .lack Kleiss, presi-
dent, Mary Kay Robison, secretary, Bob Crossman, treasurer, Miss Sidwell, advisor, Joan Ben-
der. SECOND ROW: Shirley Reinhart, Frank Curry, Shirley Lassen, Don Johnson, Betty Elbs,
Dick Massey, Charles Cannon, Clarice Smith
The student council is the governing
body of the high school. V. G. H. S. is proud
of their student council. lt is made up of
representatives from each advisory group that
are elected by the group members. The presi-
dent and vice-president of the student coun-
cil are elected by the entire student body.
Other officers are chosen by members of the
student council. There are six seniors, five
juniors, two sophomores, and one freshman
in the V, G. H. S, student council. Mr. Kelley,
assistant principal, serves as chairman. Mr.
Wolfe and Miss Sidwell serve as advisors to
the student council. Many school activities
are sponsored by the student council, the
Thanksgiving Dance being the most import-
ant, for it is the student council that does all
planning and preparing for this occasion,
Mary Prosser --
Joan Bender ---
Jack Griffin ----
Ray Stebbins- --
---Assistant Business Manager
Bob Cullum ---- ---------------
Mrs. Ruth Conn, Advisor
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President ....... -- ,.... John Brooks
Vice-President .... ........, R onnie Elder
Secretary ...... ........... J ack Griffin
Treasurer .... ---Carolyn Cunningham
Last fall thirty-tour Seniors entered the doors of V. G. H. S.
Barbara Patterson and Jack Kleiss were selected as our Homecoming
Queen and King. Their attendants were Pat Reinhart and Frank
Thomas, also seniors. We sponsored a freshman welcominq party
and sold concessions at the football and basketball games. The play
entitled "The Campbells Are Coming" was a laughing success.
We can well say that our Senior year was very successful and
as our token of remembrance we are editing our edition of the Vade
CHARLES ANDREWS-"Chuck". "He is a
Republican, but none of us are perfect." Bas-
ketball Manager 2, 3, 4, Football Manager 2,
Track Manager 2, 3, 4, Spanish Club 2, 3, 4,
Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4, President 3, Letter-
men's Club 2, 3, 4, Junior Play 3, Annual
Staff 4, Business Manager 4, National Thes-
plan Society 2, 3, 4, National Athletic Honor
Society 3, 4, Glee Club l, Science Club l,
Senior Play 4.
JOANNE BABB-"Babo'f. "Yes, l know I did
it." F,H.A. 1, 2, Pep Club l, 3, Dramatic Club
l, 2, 3, 4, Treasurer of Class l, Thespian 3,
4, Chorus l, Spanish Club 2, 3, 4, Vice Presi-
dent 3, Library Staff 3, 4, Junior Play 3, Sen-
ior Play 4, Annual Staff 4, Newspaper Staff 4.
JOAN BENDER-"Bendo". "Oh, we had so
much fun." Band l, 2, 3, 4, Secretary 4,
Spanish Club 2, 3, 4, Dramatic Club l, 2, 3, 4,
Secretary 8. Treas. 4, Thespian 3, 4, F.H.A.
l, 2, G. A. A. l, 3, 4, Pep Club l, 3, Secretary
of Class l, Girls' Chorus l, Boys' Chorus Ac-
com. 3, 4, Student Council 2, Library Staff 3,
Annual Staff 4, Assistant Editor 4, Dance Band
4, Senior Play, National Honor Society.
PEGGY BALLARD-"Peg". "To argue is the
spice of life." F.H.A. l, 2, 3, G.A.A. l, Com-
mercial Club 3, Senior Play,
MADONNA BEST--"Donna". "A laugh goes
a long way but a giggle goes farther." F.H,A.
l, 2, Vice President 2, G.A.A. 3, 4, Commer-
cial Club 3, President 3, Newspaper Produc-
tion Staff 4.
CHARLES BILLMAN-"CharIie". "Do you
suppose a girl will ever occupy my mind."
Camera Club 2, 3, 4.
JOHN BROOKS-"Roscoe". "You think you
got trouble!" Football l, 2, 3, 4, Basketball
l, 2, 3, 4, Track l, 2, 3, 4, Band l, 2, 3, 4,
Vice President 3, Reporter 4, Chorus l, Stu-
dent Council 3, 4, Science Club l, Spanish
Club 2, 3, President 3, Lettermen's Club 3, 4,
Secretary 3, Dramatic Club 4, Thespian 4,
Junior Play 3, Senior Play, Athletic Honor So-
ciety, President ot Class 4.
DON BUTLER-"Buttons". "l can't, I gotta
feed my pigs." Pesotum l, Football 2, 3, 4,
F,F.A, 2, 3, 4, Dramatic Club 3.
ROGER COOK-"Cooky". "l think it's O.K.
for a boy to go with an older girl." F.F.A. l,
2, 3, 4, Basketball l, 2, Chorus l, Annual
ROBERT CROSSMAN--"Bob". "Let's go to
Tuscola." Football l, 2, 3, 4, Basketball l,
2, 3, Track l, 2, 3, Lettermen's Club 2, 3, 4,
Secretary 4, F.F.A. l, 2, Dramatic Club 3,
Vice President of Class 2, Student Council 4,
Treasurer 4, National Athletic Society, An-
nual Staft 4.
BOB CULLUM-"Wormy". "Yes Sireel" Bas-
ketball Manaqer l, Football Manager l, Track
Manager l, Dramatic Club l, 2, 3, 4, Thes-
pian 3, 4, Lettermen's Club l, 2, 3, 4, Band
l, 2, 3, 4, President 4, Glee Club l, 3, 4,
Football 2: Golf l, 2: Track l, 2, Pep Club 3,
Spanish Club 2, 3, Newspaper Staff 3, 4, An-
nual Staff 4, Junior Play, Dance Band 4,
Cheerleader 4, Senior Play.
"Hold that bell, l'm comin'." F.H.A. l, 2'
G.A.A, l, -3, 4, Band l, 2, 3, 4, Chorus l, 2
3, 4: Sextet 2, 3, 4, Treasurer of Class 4, An-
nual Staff 4: Junior Play 3, Senior Play, Dra-
matic Club l, 2, 3, 4, Thespian 2, 3, 4, Span-
ish Club 2, 3, 4, Secretary 8. Treasurer 3, Pep
Club l, 3, Dance Band 4.
FRANK CURRY-"Well, my gosh." Dramatic
Club 3, Spanish Club 3, 4, Student Council 4,
Newspaper Staff l, 2: Camera Club 2, 3, Band
l, 2, 3, 4, Chorus l, 2, 3, Science Club l.
CAROLYN DYKE-"Birdie". "Gosh, l don't
know." F.H.A. l, 2, G.A.A. 2, 3, 4, Chorus 4,
Annual Staff 4, Newspaper Production Staff 4.
RONALD ELDER--"Speed". "Quiet, but full
of sly fun." Glee Club l, 2: Manager l, Bas-
ketball 2, 3, 4: Football 2, 3, 4, Camera Club
2, 4: National Athletic Honor Society, Annual
Staff 4, Lettermen's Club l, 2, 3, 4.
JACK GRIFFIN-"Joan". "Mv chauffeur is
so divine." Band l, Chorus l, 3, Dramatic
Club 3, 4: Thesoian 3, 4: Junior Play: Spanish
Club 3, 4: Secretary of Class 4: Senior Play,
Arrpjual Staff 4, Asst. Business Mgr. 4, Science
ARTHUR HARPER--"Art", "Look to the east
for a Longview." Chorus l, Camera Club 2,
Annual Staff 4.
JACK KLEISS-"Let's have your attention,
please!" Camera Club 2: President 2, Presi-
dent of Class fir Student Council President 4,
Lettermen's Club 43 Track 3: National Ath-
letic Honor Society, Senior Play 4.
PATRICK LOVE-"Pat". "Coaching is a tough
job." Lindbloom I, 2, Football I, 2, 3, 4, Gym-
nastics I, 2, Boxing I, 2, Wrestling I, 2, Bas-
ketball I, 3, 4, l..etterman's Club I, 2, 3, 4,
Vice President 4, Junior Play 3.
NORMA MCBRIDE--"Norma Lee". "Heav-
ens! I don't know." F.H.A. I, 2, G.A.A. I, 4,
Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4, Commercial Club 3,
Annual Staff 4, Girls' Chorus 4, Newspaper
Production Staff 4.
BARBARA PAGE - "Barb". "Let's s k i p
school." Pep Club I, G.A.A. I, 2, 3, 4, F.H.A.
I, 2, 4, Spanish Club 2, 3, 4, Newspaper Staff
3, Annual Staff 4, Newspaper Production Staff
BARBARA PATTERSON-"Barb". "Oh, l'm
all mixed up." F.A.A. I, 3, 4, Secretary 4,
F.H.A. 2, Chorus I, 3, 4, Dramatic Club I, 2,
3, 4, Thespian 3, 4, Band I, 2, 3, Pep Club
I, 3, Junior Play 3, Annual Staff 4, Home-
coming Queen 4, Class Treasurer 3, Student
Council 3, Treasurer 3.
JIMMY PROSSER-"Merlin", "Now when
l'm in the big leagues." F.F.A. I, 2, 3, 4,
Treasurer 2, President 3, Vice President 4,
Basketball 2, 4.
MARY PROSSER--"Mary Louise". "Why do
they think I know all the answers?" F.H.A.
I, 2, 3, Newspaper Staff 2, Commercial Club
3, Secretary of Class 3, Honors' Night Script
3, Newspaper Production Staff 4, Annual Staff
4, Editor 4, Honor Society.
PATRICIA REINHART-"Pat", "My time is
his time." Monticello I, 2, F.H.A. I, 2, G.A.A.
2, 3, Librarian I, Vice President of Class 2, 3,
Student Council 2, 4, Vice President 4, Com-
mercial Club 3, Dramatic Club 4, Thespian 4,
Annual Staff 4, Newspaper Production Staff
4,'I-lonors' Night Script 3, Cheerleader I.
NORMA DEAN RHODES-"Shorty", "Just
because I don't say anything, isn't a sign that
I have something to say." F.H.A. I, 2, G.A.A.
I, 2, 3, Junior Play 3, Annual Staff 4, Vice
President of Class I.
HAROLD ROGERS-"l'II try, but I haven't
practiced." Chorus I, 2, 3, Band l, 2, 3, 4.
RICHARD RUND-"Dick", "Frequently with-
in my brain, l gently think a thought." St.
Bede's I, Track I, Football 2, 3, 4, F.F.A. 2,
3, ll, Camera Club 2, 3, Lettermen's Club
NORMA JEAN SCHREIB-"Jeannie". "I
can't seem to get to school early." G.A.A. I,
2, 3, 4, F.H.A. I, 2, Pep Club I, 3, Spanish
Club 2, 3, Annual Staff 4, Dramatic Club 4.
CATHERINE SENTERS--"Katy". "Flirting is
a desperate thing, but l'm a desperado."
G.A.A. I, 4, F.H.A. I, 2, Thespian 2, 3, 4,
Band I, 2, 3, 4, Dramatic Club I, 2, 3, 4,
Chorus I, 3, 4, Dance Band 4, Pep Club I, 3,
Senior Play 4.
CARL SOLIDAY-"Coot". "Let's play Odds
and Evens." Football I, 2, 3, 4, Track I, 2, 3,
Chorus I, Basketball 2, Spanish Club 3.
RAY STEBBINS--"Stubby". "Now when I
was young." Track 2, 3, Annual Staff 4, ln-
dustrial Arts Club 2.
FRANK THOMAS-"Franko". "I haven't got
your stuff, Barb!" Hindsboro I, Football I, 2,
3, 4, Basketball I, 2, 3, 4: Baseball I, Track
2, 3, 4, F.F.A. I, Camera Club 2, Lettermen's
Club 3, 4, President 4, National Athletic So-
BILL WISE-"Scooper". "l'm not lazy, l'm
iust saving my enerqy." President of Class I,
Chorus I: Student Council I, Football I, 2, 4,
Basketball I, 2, 3, 4, Track I, 2, Lettermen's
Club 2, 3, 4, Junior Plav 3, Dramatic Club
3, 4, Spanish Club 3, 4, Thespian 4, Athletic
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As "Talent Scouts" for the Planetarium Stu-
dios we went all the way to Mars looking for just
the right person to play the part of a coal miner
lost in a uranium mine. After searching in vain
on Mars, we came to the planet Earth in search of
just the right person. We looked up all the Seniors
of the Class of l95l of Villa Grove High School,
because it was a very talented class.
We found each of them very well established
in his life occupation. Some were still working to-
ward their goals while others had reached their
lnstead of taking care of her children, Barbara
Patterson was out catching for her pitcher hubbie,
Frank Thomas, who hopes some day to pitch for
the Cleveland Indians. We next went to the familiar
hangout for high school students, "The Sweet
Shop," Carolyn Cunningham and Joan Bender are
still standing out front waiting for a ride to New-
man. They told us that one of our classmates, Bob
Cullum, is now a famous actor-the "Charles
Boyer" type. As we traveled on we passed Frank
Curry still looking for Litchfield, Kansas, and a
guy named "Zeke". As we arrived in Blackstone,
Texas, we saw Pat Love, who is a success in his
coaching, but looks like one of the injured players
after his date the other night. His new name is
"Lover Boy". He told us of some of the other
students, one being Mary Prosser, who has now
reached her greatest "height". She is now running
a concession stand on the highest peak in the Alps.
The second was Charles Andrews, who is now fa-
mous in the field of osteopathy, for he has discov-
ered one less rib in man, since Eve took "Adam's
Rib". He told us also that Peggy Ballard is now a
famous actress. Her screen name is Peggy Camp-
bell. Norma Schreib is her manager. We saw Jack
Griffin and Bob Crossman chauffeuring for a dealer
in Buicks. We stopped in a pool hall where we
found Catherine Senters still sitting on the knee
of her first employer, it seems she forgot to move
after taking her "Laptitude Test" for a secretarial
job. Her employer was Ronald Elder owner of the
"Swank Pool Room" Jimmy Prosser, who is an
agent for Pat Reinhart, has just landed her a job
with the "Stack and Sack" model agency in Sunset,
Alaska. Also Carolyn Dyke, who plays piano in
"Charles Billman's Dixieland Band", is vacationing
in Alaska. Charles has as his feature singer Ma-
donna Best, and Don Butler as drummer. In the
little "Moon Room" a few miles from Sunset, Har-
old Rogers is singing his "croon tunes" to the many
Eskimos. As we came back to the states we went
to the Ozarks where we found Joanne Babb teach-
ing in the mountains. She carries a jug of corn
"likker" and a shotgun to school with her every
day. We went into Western Virginia where we
found Bill Wise and Dick Rund in the "Moonshine"
distilling business. Also in Virginia at this time
was the "Jingling Brothers" Circus. They are fea-
turing Norma Rhodes the muscular lady. As we left
Virginia, just before crossing the state line, we
stopped in a little filling station where we talked
to Barbara Page. She is still trying to decide
whether or not to call her first child Johnny or
just Junior. She told us that Roger Cook and Arthur
Harper are now in the safety pin business. They
say it is very profitable. A truck just stopped at
this filling station and guess who the driver is. lt
is Carl Soliday, who owns a trucking line, from
Corpus Christi, Texas. He has as his private secre-
tary, Norma Lee McBride. We are now reaching
Hollywood again after searching in vain. I just
bought a Hollywood paper and it says Jack Kleiss
and Ray Stebbins are testing for the part of "Pa",
which has always been played by Percy Kilbright
until his death. Wait, we forgot someone, John
Brooks. He would be just the one to play the part.
Where is he? l know, he is now called "The Trail
Blazer" for he found a shorter distance to Bethany.
Yes, he is just the one. Maybe he could find his
way out of that uranium mine.
Having strode, walked, sauntered, dragged,
shoved, shouldered, crawled, and wobbled through
four years of high school, we, the Class of l95I,
with dripping eyes, hearts laden with sorrow, and
trembling voices, do rise to proclaim this question-
able masterpiece of legal nonsense, our last will and
To the Freshmen, we leave all our answer
books, broken pencils, crumpled papers, old chew-
ing gum, also the wastebasket, so they may be-
come a menace to the faculty.
To the Sophomores, we bequeath Rockefeller's
bankroll so they may put on a prom that no one
will ever forget.
To the Juniors, we bequeath this advice: Eat,
Drink and Be Merry, for next year you may become
To the Faculty, we leave to restore the quiet
halls, the new water fountains, and all the many
panes which go with V. G. High.
I, Charles Andrews, bequeath my sophisti-
cated ways to Tom Gire.
I, Joann Babb, bequeath my ability to get along
with the teachers to Babs Steffens.
l, Peggy Ballard, willingly leave everything to
the school, l'm through with it.
I, Joan Bender, bequeath my love for talking
to Donald Ament, who I know will appreciate it.
I, Madonna Best, bequeath my friendly dispo-
sition to Dorothy Crawford.
I, John Brooks, bequeath my high jumping
ability to Richard Pippen in hopes that he will con-
quer the heights that I have.
I, Don Butler, leave my I5 acres, I3 scrawny
pigs, and a balky mule to the Future Farmers of
I, Charles Billman, leave my old limousine to
the junk yard, that is, if they will take it.
I, Carolyn Cunningham, bequeath my dramatic
ability to Jeanine Callahan who has a good start.
I, Frank Curry, leave my outdated service cycle
to Miss Sidwell.
I, Bob Crossman, will not bequeath my inter-
est in Tuscola to anyone because I want to keep it.
I, Bob Cullum, leave my cheerleading ability
to "Boonie" McCollom.
I, Roger Cook, leave to get married.
I, Carolyn Dyke, bequeath my bashful ways
to Delores Harper.
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I, Ronald Elder, bequeath my million that I
have made in the Pool Hall to Delene Stewart.
I, Jack Griffin, bequeath my ability to play
basketball to Gene Fieldbinder.
I, Arthur Harper, bequeath my wavy hair to
I, Jack Kleiss, bequeath my ability to speak
before the student body to Roy Elder.
I, Pat Love, leave my co-captainship in foot-
ball to Jim Fanakos, as he surely deserves it.
I, Norma McBride, bequeath my quiet ways
to Rosie Bosch and hope that she will make use of
I, Barbara Page, leave my diamond to Kay
I, Barbara Patterson, bequeath my short nat-
ural curly hair to Alice Basham.
I, Jimmy Prosser, bequeath my devilish ways
to that saintly little Jack Christman.
l, Mary Prosser, bequeath my scholastic stand-
ing to Rita Christian.
I, Pat Reinhart, leave my interests in Villa
Grove to take up wholeheartedly my interests in
I, Dick Rund, leave my driving technique to
anyone fool enough to use it.
I, Ray Stebbins, bequeath my rosy cheeks to
I, Catherine Senters, bequeath my flirtiness
to Eloise Laley who is already doing quite well.
I, Norma Schreib, bequeath my love for roller
skating to my sister, Shirley, to keep it in the
I, Norma Rhodes, bequeath my nearness to the
ground to Peggy Anderson.
I, Harold Rogers, bequeath my singing voice
to Luther Soliday.
I, Carl Soliday, bequeath my Building 81 Trades
ability to Ronald Novak.
I, Frank Thomas, bequeath my baseball pitch-
ing ability to Bob Feller.
I, Bill Wise, leave for Pesotum, where I in-
tend to make my home hereafter.
This document, having caused many a head-
ache and worry, is now declared by the Class of
I95I to be their last will and testament. We, the
Administrators, do hereby affix our seal in the year
of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and
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Valedictorian .... ..... M arilyn Schroeder
Salutatorian .... .... M ary Joyce Watkins
Junior Cape ..... - ............ Mary Prosser
D. A. R. Award ...... ................. S ue Ann Maris
Danforth Foundation ................... Ona Ransdell and Bob Anderson
Honor Society ..................... Sue Ann Maris, Mary Joyce Watkins
Rose Marie Gilles, Bob Anderson, Marilyn Schroeder
Probationary Members .............. Ruth Maris, Kay Curry, Babs Steffens
Charles Andrews, Jack Kleiss, Joan Bender, Mary Prosser
Scholarship Letters ..... Fr.-Donna Andrews, Don Bender, Jack Christman,
Athletic Award ....
Phil Harris, Patty Kraft, Richard Pippen, Betty Smith,
John Wiley, Soph.--Charles Cannon, Jeanine Callahan,
Dorothy Crawford, Kay Curry, Janice Davis, Mable Jack-
son, Ruth Maris, Mary Kay Robison, Barbara Steffens,
Carole Vaughn, Jr.-Charles Andrews, Joan Bender, Bob
Crossman, Carolyn Cunningham, Jack Kleiss, Ann Liven-
good, Mary Prosser, Pat Reinhart, Sr.-Phyllis Crawford,
Rose Marie Gilles, Tom Hancock, Wilfred Laley, Mary
Mitsdarfer, Ona Ransdell, Marilyn Schroeder, Nelda Wat-
kins, Mary Watkins
-------------------- ------Bob Anderson
Dramatic Award .... --- .... Mary Etta Mooday
Best Thespian ....
Spanish Club ......
Social Science ....
---Rose Marie Gilles
--- -------------- Carolyn Cunningham
----Joan Bender and Charles Andrews
--------------Rose Marie Gilles
----Rose Marie Gilles
Mathematics ----- ---- W ilfred Laley
Vocational Training ---- --- ---- -. ----------------- Bill Waggle
Agriculture ------- ------------ J immy Prosser and Jack Christman
Newspaper--- ----- Ona Ransdell, Sue Ann Maris, Wilfred Laley
Carole Vaughn, Eileen Happ, Catherine Kraus
Librarians ---- ----- J oanne Babb, Joan Bender, Dick Massie
Arion Awards ----
G. A. A. ----
Janet Fleener, Benny King, Lois Wells
,------------------Marilyn Schroeder, Chorus
Mary Joyce Watkins, instrumental
-----Jr. and Sr. Awards, Barbara Page, Norma Schreib,
Jackie Wacker, Barbara Tay, Phyllis Crawford, Mary
Joyce Watkins, Irma Dubson, Marguerite Pressly
Athletic Honor Society --------- Frank Thomas, Benny King, Charles Pflum
Dick Roberts, Jim Fanakos, Wilfred Laley, Jack Kleiss
-FIRST ROW, left to right: Catherine Senters, Carolyn Cunningham, Mrs. Han-
son, Pat Reinhart, Joan Bender. SECOND ROW: Jeanine Callahan, Doris Combs, Bob Cullum,
Mary Kay Robison, Barbara Patterson, Kay Curry. THIRD ROW: Joan Babb, Lynn Statzer.
John Brooks, Jack Griffin, Charles Andrews, Barbara Steffins.
The members of the Dramatic Club worked hard
this year in order to earn the ten required points to
become a Thespian. ln doing so, many of the members'
hidden talents were discovered by participating in skits,
readings, and serving on committees.
The club thrived under the leadership of Lynn
Statzer, and his assistant, Mary Kay Robison. The sec-
retary-treasurer this year was Joan Bender.
The Thespian Society who are honorary Dramatic
Club members took part in many activities helping the
dramatic members attain their hidden acting talents.
FIRST ROW, left to right: Bob Davis, Marilyn Tay, Ag-
nes Thomas, Bennie Tanous, Mrs. Hanson, Joan Bender,
Chloanne Reedy, Howard Ely. SECOND ROW: Marie
Nomnan, Ruth Maris, Linda Watkins, Alice Basham,
Betty Elbs, Nancy Maris, Kay Shunk, Patty Farrier. THIRD
ROW: Shirley Lassen, Sheron Patterson, Jeanine Calla-
han, Kay Curry, Shirley Schreib, Carolyn Cunningham,
Catherine Senters, Pat Reinhart. FOURTH ROW: Joan
Babb, Barbara Steffins, Bill Hanock, Bill Huber, Bob
Schreib, Charles Andrews, Bob Cullum, Doris Combs,
Barbara Patterson. FIFTH ROW: Mary Jester, Clarice
Smith, Bob Miller, Ed Tanous, Mary F. Teters, Jim Fisher,
Dick Massie, Mary Kay Robison, Norma Lee McBride,
SIXTH ROW: Larry Livengood, Lynn Statzer, Jim Frye,
Bill Wise, John Brooks, Jack Griffin, Dale Shunk, Bob
Hackett, Ed McCartney.
The G. A. A. club was very
active this year under the
leadership of C h I o a n n e
Reedy. She was assisted by
Kay Curry, vice-president,
Barbara Patterson, secretary,
and Mary Frances Teter,
The club went on several
skating parties this year and
the girls had many thrills and
spills in this sport and other
They earned points for
their I e t t e r s which were
awarded on Honors' Night at
the end of the school year.
Sixteen boys were awarded
letters this year for outstand-
ing achievements in Athletics.
Frank Thomas, president of
the club, was aided through-
out the year by his co-work-
ers, Pat Love, vice-president,
Jim Fanakos, treasurer, and
Bob Crossman, secretary.
The co-captains for next
year's football team are Jim
Fanakos and Don Ament.
FIRST ROW, left to right: Joan Bender, Norma Rhodes, Mary Teters, Chloanne Reedy, Miss
Jacobs, Kay Curry, Barbara Patterson, Marilyn Tay, Agnes Thomas, SECOND ROW: Pattv
Kraft, Patty Farrier, Janet Fleener, Janice Best, Yvonne Perry, Betty Elbs, Dorothy Crawford,
Benita Tanous, Pat Wright. THIRD ROW: Marilyn Henderson, Barbara Paqe, Catherine
Senters, Carolyn Cunningham, Shirley Lassen, Faye Thomas, Shirley Reinhart, Shirley Elder,
Jeanette Hettinger. FOURTH ROW: Madonna Best, Doris Shoemaker, Sharon Patterson,
Jeanine Callahan, Lois Bennett, Nancy Page, Shirley Schreib, Betty Smith, Barbara Stef-
fins. FIFTH ROW: Darlene Mauldino, Ann Tucker, Catherine Merserve, Verlene Rund, Betty
Auton, Patsy Junkins, Joann French, Cecile Novack, Linda Watkins. SIXTH ROW: Anna Marv
Patton, Connie Wacker, Norma McBride, Derys Hunt, Patsy Anderson, Annette Thompson,
Mary Kay Robison, Doris Combs, Carolyn Dyke.
FIRST ROW, left to right: Bob Cullum, Charles Andrews, Mr. Weir, Mr. Crum, Don Ament.
Jack Christman. SECOND ROW: Ed Tanous, Tom Gire, John Wiley, Lynn Statzer, Larry
Livengood, Don Butler, Jim Fanakos, Dick Massey. THIRD ROW: Charles Cannon, Bob Cross-
man, Charles Behl, Don Mitzdarfer, Jim Frye, Frank Thomas, Harold Lewis. FOURTH ROW:
Pat Love, Dick Rund, Ronald Elder, John Brooks, Bill Wise, Carl Soliday, Jack Kleiss, Don
FIRST ROW, left to right: Miss Fries, Verlene Rund, Miss Sidwell,
Miss McKinley. SECOND ROW: Wilma Keith, Kay Shunk, Eloise
Laley, Ruth Utterback. THIRD ROW: Janet Fleener, Joan Kleiss,
Marie Nomnan, Peggy Cutler, Donna Andrews, Pat WFight. FOURTH
ROW: Doris Schoemaker, Rita Christian, Darlene Maulding, Ann
Tucker, Lois Wells, Delores Harper. FIFTH ROW: Juanita Shunk,
Connie Wacker, Annette Thompson, Derys Hunt, Patsy Junkins, Cecile
Novak, Betty Smith.
FIRST ROW, left to right: Dale Shunk, Bob Crouse, Jimmy Prosser,
Charles Cannon, Don Mitsdarfer, Don Butler, Mr. Farrell, Advisor.
SECOND ROW: Dick Crouse, Ben Hausman, Charles Bretz, Vic
Mitsdarfer, Ray Shunk, George Mooney, Billy Gillis. THIRD ROW:
Jerry Rund, Roy Elder, Larry Livengood, Steve Bragg, Jim Massie,
John Basham, Teddy Rund. FOURTH ROW: Don Smith, Harold
lgewis, David Bragg, Dick Rund, Paul McKensie, Cecil Byrnes, Vernon
The F. H. A, elects a chapter mother each year.
Mrs. Andrews was chosen for this year.
They had their annual style show in the spring. At
the end of the year pins were awarded to outstanding
members in the club.
Connie Wacker, vice-president, Peggy Cutler, sec-
retary, and Lois Wells, treasurer, respectively, worked
with president Verlene Rund and helped to make the
club a successful one.
The F. F. A. honored our school this year by win-
ning many awards. There were several members who
entered projects in the F. F. A. show at Champaign.
Giving you news straight from the barnyard we see
a mule, president Charles Cannon giving instructions
to his followers, goat Jimmy Prosser, vice president,
chicken Bob Crouse, secretary, and pig Don Mitsdarfer,
treasurer. The farmer, Mr. Farrell, was very proud of
the work which the boys had done during the year.
j W, -wart.:
FIRST ROW, left to right: Miss Sponsler, Donna Andrews, Yvonne
Perry, Bob Cullum, Carolyn Cunningham, Dorothy Crawford, Joan
Bender. SECOND ROW: Barbara Page, JoAnn French, Charles An-
drews, Ed Tanous, Bob Schreib, Peggy Cutler, Joanne Babb. THIRD
ROW: Lynn Statzer, Tom Gire, Jack Griffin, Richard Pippen, John
Brooks, Bill Wise, Dick Fisher.
Senorita Yvonne Perry was chosen to be leader of
the "La Familia" club. This is the given name to the
Spanish Club. Senor Ed Tanous was elected to be her
assistant. Senor Tom Gire is in charge of the money
The club had seventeen regular members and were
awarded pins for their activities during the year, which
were directed by Miss Sponsler.
The highlight of the year was the Christmas Party
they held, at which time they undertook the custom of
Breaking the Pinata.
FIRST ROW, left to right: Teddy Howard, Nellie Mannin, Phil Har-
ris, Opal Wilcoxon, Donald Pyle, Mr. Schroeder. SECOND ROW:
Howard Ely, Jim Fanakos, David Bragg, Bob Hackett, Jerry English,
Don Ament. THIRD ROW: Don Schaeffer, Bill Wegeng, Ronald
Elder, Ed Tanous, Don Mitsdarfer, Charles Billman.
Hold that posel Watch the birdiel This is what
you might have heard coming from the boys enrolled
in the Camera Club this year.
They worked very enthusiastically this year in
learning how to take and develop pictures.
Serving under Bill Wegeng, president, was Jim
Fanakos, vice-president, and Ronald Elder, secretary-
X ' is
LEFT TO RIGHT: Yvonne Perry, Miss Parr, Joanne Babb,
Dorothy Crawford, Shirley Schreib, Richard Pippen, Betty
LIBRARY STAFF-"Want to read a book?"
Orchids to the Library Staff for their great improve-
ment this year.
They put up a partition to separate the library from
the auditorium which helped greatly.
They purchased a new vertical file and sixty new
books, They weeded out the old books for the sake of
NEWSPAPER lPRESS TIMEYJ
The Blueprint staff worked hard in making the
school newspaper more interesting to the students. Ruth
Maris acted as editor of the paper, JoAnn Kleiss, assist-
ant editor and Janice Davis, business manager. Miss
Parr was in charge of the editorial staff.
They made many improvements on the paper. It
was published every two weeks by the production staff
under the direction of Mrs. Conn.
FlRST ROW, left to right: Mrs. Conn, Janice Davis, Ruth Maris, JoAnn
Kieiss, Miss Parr. SECOND ROW: Rose Bosch, Bob Davis, Lois Wells,
Pat Reinhart, Mary Ann Christian, Leon Williams, Patty Kraft. THIRD
ROW: Nancy Maris, Barbara Page, Rita Christian, Bill Huber, Madonna
Best, Bill Hancock, Bob Cullum. FOURTH ROW: Joanne Bahb, Larry
Hancock, Clarice Smith, Mary Prosser, Don Coslet, Carolyn Dyke, Norma
Left to Right: Annette Thompson, Babs Ste
fens, Ruth Maris, Nancy Maris, Joan Bender
Marilyn Tay, Catherine Senters, Carolyn Cun
ningham, Barbara Patterson, Mary Kay Robison.
The Girls' Chorus has been very entertaining this year, with its highlight program of the
year being The Christmas Vesper Candle-light Service. The story of the birth of Christ was
narrated by Charles Andrews as the girls sang the Christmas Story. ln order to give the effect
of the Last Supper, the tables were arranged, and the girls were all dressed in white. lt was a
very effective service, held on Sunday, December l7. They were accompanied by Ruth Maris
at the piano and Annette Thompson was the soloist.
The Girls' Chorus and the Girls' Ensemble provided music for various school activities
and service organizations of the town. The girls were very warmly accepted. They went to
' ' ' Festival. Ruth Maris and
the District contest and took part in the Community Unit Spring
Carolyn Cunningham were the accompanists throughout the year.
FIRST ROW, left to right: Marilyn Tay, Benita
Tanous, Lois Wells, Mrs. Hanson, director,
D ROW Patty Farrier Janet Fleener, Ruth
Chloanne Reedy, Patty Kraft, Pat Wright. SECON : ,
N Maris, Wilma Keith. THIRD ROW: Catherine
Maris, Betty Elbs, Donna Andrews, ancy
Patterson, Jeanine Callahan, Shirley
Senters, Carolyn Cunningham, Peggy Cutler, Barbara
FOURTH ROW: Barbara Steffens, Alice Basharn,
Elder, Shirley Lassen, Sheron Patterson.
Juanita Shunk, Bunny Novak, Doris Combs, Darlene Maulding, Ann Tucker. FIFTH ROW:
' ' P tt n Hazel Melton, Peggy Anderson, Annette Thompson, Caro-
Clarice Smith, Anna Mary a o ,
N McBride, Mary Kay Robison and Juanita McBride absent.
lyn Dyke, orma
FIRST ROW, lctt to riqht: Joan Bender, Bill Wegcng, Nancy Maris, Mary Kay Robison, Charles
Behl, John Brooks. SECOND ROW: Kay Curry, Marie Nonman, Ruth Maris, Patty Farrier,
Donald Ament, Delbert Rogers, THIRD ROW:' Marilyn Tay, Benita Tanous, Sharon Riddle,
Larry Hancock, Carolyn Cunningham, Catherine Senters, Dean Keith, Bob Cullum, Verlene
Rund, Wilma Keith, Harold Rogers, Donald Bender, Frank Curry, FOURTH ROW: Ed Mc-
Cartney, Casey Novak, Bobby Hackett, Bob Davis, Luther Soliday, Don Bennett, Donald Cos-
let, Neil Statzer, Ed Tanous, Howard Ely, Mr. Whitson, director.
The Villa Grove High School Band, under
the direction of Mr. Perry Whitson, com'
pleted another busy and successful year.
All home football games featured half
time marching exhibitions by the band, and
our high stepping maiorettes added "flash"
to the marching brigade.
Our band also provided entertainment be-
tween halves at the basketball games, played
for the P.T.A., and other social functions
The band took part in the District Con-
test, the unit instrumental soring recital, and
the Douglas County Music Festival.
HIGH STEPPERS-The baton twirlers are Betty Elbs,
Jeanine Callahan, Mary Teters, Doris Combs, Chloannc
Reedy. The Junior High girls are Janice Reedy and
W l- .
The music committee consists of band students chosen
b th b d '
y e an members as a governing body for band and
They are-Top Row left to right' Jeanine Callah
, . an,
Harold Rogers, Larry Hancock, Charles Behl, Larry Liven-
good, Ed Tanous, Kay Curry, Benita Tanous.
The Officers: Director, Mr, Whitson, Secretary, Joan
ender, Reporter, John Brooks, Vice-President, Mary Rob-
ison, President, Bob Cullum.
This formation of th
mations that the band made during the football
e V. G. is one of the many for-
0mefA ing ew
Not until this year did the Villa Grove High School have a dance band. lt is composed
of thirteen members who have all worked very hard to have a successful year. The dance band
is an organization that will give those people who are interested in professional work a chance
to realize that there is work that has to be done in the music field the same as in any other
field. The saxophone department is made up of three tenors, two altos, and one baritone.
ln the rest of the band there are three cornets, two drums, one guitar, and the pianist, all of
these when combined make a very good dance band. The dances were sponsored by the school,
and the band's share of money was used to buy more music. They played for such dances as
the ones for Thanksgiving and New Year's, as well as many others. lt has been under the
direction of Perry Whitson.
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DANCE BAND-FIRST ROW, left to right: Bob Cullum, Catherine Senters, Joan Bender, Dick
Fisher, Bill Wegeng. SECOND ROW: Charles Behl, Larry Livengood, Don Ament, Donald
Bender, Don Coslet, Jimmy Richards, Carolyn Cunningham.
BOYS' CHORUS-The Boys' Chorus participated in the Douglas County
Festival and worked some with the Girls' Chorus.
FIRST ROW, left to right: Leon Williams, Bob Davis, Bob Cullum, Bob Gregor, Bob Hackett,
Dean Keith. SECOND ROW: Mr, Whitson, director, Luther Soliday, Ed McCartney, Casey
Novak, George Adams, Charles Behl, Jimmy Fry, Harold Martin, Joan Bender, Pianist.
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Blue Devils Down
P -Oakland, 26 - 13
Ch0I'I6Sf0ll, 7-6 my Fred Hutchison?
iBy Fred Hutchisom
Ynllu Grove travels-fi to Charles-
ton lfriflay night, Srepu-x11!u-r 212, to
lnmuk u losing stu-ul: of nine gram-
vs. 'l'h1- Blum- Devils slipped by the
'l'l'w,y:xlm hy a score- uf 7-5.
Tm- 'l'1'ojans scored easily in the
firhl qLlm'Ler when Parrish Cauff
a puss in the vnd zone from T'
fm.-r, ll looked like another
ym-ur fm' thc llluc Devils. Th
Grow boys wc-ru not playin
and nothing went right.
The som-ond quarter was .
p.:0H:z-1' different, when thing o
gun to hvrpen, Funukos and
led the drive downfield with F.
kos finally driving over from L
three yard line for the Villa Grox
fully. Wise then ran through the
lino for the extra point. The touch
down cost tho D-evils a price
though bevuusc Crussman broke
his shoulder while throwing a
hlm-lc. Ho will ho out for the rest
of thc season. Amont pulled a lig-
unm-nt loose. It is not known when
hs- will be back into the lineup
Villa Grove had its bad times
in the game. All the first quarter
lhm- Trojans ran the field. Then
again in the third quarter they al-
nmsr scored. Villa Grove had the
hall on the Trojan one yard line
wh'-n the game ended.
The next game will be tonilrhi
with Monticello, there. They are
always tough so it should be a
Villa Grove moved into third
place last Friday, by outclassing
the Oakland eleven 26-!3. Brooks
scored all of the Villa Grove
touchdowns and added an extra
point for a total of 25 points. Love
scored the other point with a
ni'--' 'Hrough center.
' touchdown came
Aooks scored by go-
A right fend from
e climaxing a '75
I . 'ield by the Blue
"' 0 Iso scored the
:arching a pass
in the sec-
Scott flipped a
the 10 yard
mrson kicked the
' xx neu thc' BV' 'pear-
vrl on tl" 30 'Ulm'-
f.... C,,.c.av'a get-
Loie' ,.r. From 15
Ya' ..n Thomas passed to
I .uoks who put on a great
lwgzlinz act and we-nt across '
another touchdown. Love scox
.this extra point Ament then '
B Te m s
Blue Devils Trim
Arthur HI, 40-I3
By Fred Hutchison
Villa Grove met Arthur last Fri-
day, October 6 in their first home
Tm Yiiilf bww "EV mel- game this season. The Blue Devils
. yn ,V ...-,mm iyran over Arthur by a score of
S i-v".3:': .Uv wi? 'H Z3 3-Jia mf 14140-13.
. uw 1. .91-lik fm: ilwmzay, NH-N
The yvum: llluv Khaki.: j1l1!l1HBfi
lo gn 1.47 f.l'Sl quzxrlvx' Emxd un 21
32 yan! yxlx-wmv My Shorty Hawes, :1
2 yuad pluupv by Don Smith, afi-
Qx' wetting ix up himsf-If with 21 TU
yard run :md an 55 yard run by
Lewis scmw-A the lust touchdown
uf that qu:u'te1'. In I x"-
tm' a pass frone rg, I
Cfhurlvs Hehl sc ' M W
ing 18 yards. -
the- only uxla o A? N A
ml a victorim
wins and no
It was one of those games when
everything goes right. Villa Grove
had a lateral pass play that was
working very well. The blocking
was the best of all year, that was
what backfield eo-captain Pat
Love and fullback Jim Fanakos
said. Each of these two boys scored
two touchdowns with Brooks also
going across the goal line twice.-
Arthur's touchdowns came inQ
fourth quarter when Baker
t across on a quarterback
k. The other was I pass from-
er to Dick Yutzy, the play'
:ring about fifteen yards.
o fter Z1 scoreless first quarter
a Grove started rolling when Ba
nploted pass to John Brooks
om Frank Thomas scored the
Qh-st touchdown. The Blue Devils
feats-d then kicked off to Arthur, they
lay M -Hn, fumbled with Villa Grove recover-'
Onkla- "Nm agax bo ling. Two plays later they scored
Villa Joh., B '4 to a.with Love crashing across the
vm-y gun 'Oaks' C nf-nter of the Knight line. Then
Score by qua, 0-Cap' . :ar the end of the second quarter
Villa Grove 19 Q, , all! .rocks again hit pay dirt by run-
Arcola 7 O' 0 12 - ,ming around end. Fanakos then
,.,.,..-.Q-av-ro-rv---H..-..a- .. .... -
vrcepted an olikland pass "1 Basketball
Brooks again scored. Then i'
fourth period with it 4'
and 15 yards to go Thom
passed to Brooks who
yards .for the touchdoyvn.
, After Bill Crum had se
second string, 0akland's
say scored. but it was air
late for Oakland to start 1
28, Atwood there
1 Longview here
V Niantic here
, The next game will be WH Charleston here
Lomnfgsx' lr-azue leading Warriors of Atwoofi 'here
yma Grove poi. Cha,-yesgon In. That will be here at 7 fgflllday Tournesi
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Brooks LE Gwin U1-cutlwuenv RG Sc mesa ,there
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Villa Grove Pomts For Arcola ' """' 'ac 'here
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After Bad First Half Last-Week 16 Monticello 'hm
eb. 20 Unity , there
X r' Conference Games ' ,
Suffering the loss of their star
end and 40 point Okaw Valley
scoring ace, John Brooks, Villa
Grove went down to defeat at the
lands of Tuncolh, 26-0, last, Fri-
lpy night. Pat Love, hard hitting
Luk, also was on the sideline: as
l resplt of injuries.
Evqxi. thquzh Tuscoln
awp 'bile driver"
dl tlqlglp "1
footed in the early minutes of the
Oakland 'here i
11-an through the Arthur iine for
the extra point. The longest run
of the day came when Jim Fanae
kos, a junior, returned a kick off
.75 yards to score in the fourth
This was Villa Groves' Home-
coming and it is also the first
Homecoming in quite a few years
that the Villa Grove rooters have
been able to go home with a vie-
tory smile on their faces.
After the game in the dressing
room Coach Crum to1d the boys
that they had played a wonderful
game, and that he thought after
a lot of hard work, they could
make it rough in the Okaw Valley.
. Starting line ups:
'Arthur Po s. Villa Grove
G. Parrott LE . J. Brooks
B. Trower LT D. Mitsdarfrq
KB. Haney Butlef
B. Clemons C Wiley
. Hendriekscn RG C.
. Lowder RT R
. Yueay RE
. Schultz LH
. Fults RH
. Watkins FB '
! Substitutes htrthnrb
E. Grant. J. Gaffney
What B111 Cum told his
in the dressing room
half-time must have filled'
looking Af local Sports
fBy Fred Hutchison?
Villa Grove walked away in the
Second half of the Newman ff"
to win 42-6 last Friday "
10th after a slim ha'
the way W9
each, and I
Villa ' l?5Wi,
To 1 f
cusp who X
team. It was 1
ed over from t.
Fanakos then ,going
The score was thin 13-'4
but when the Blue Devils akin
first quarter when Jim Fanakos
end run Count. Newman,
Mme back in the next
u one om around
best played bail games his answer
was that the first with Charleston
and the last with Newman were in
his mimi the best games. When he
Afirst came here he thought he
,could make a winning team out of
ithe material he had. At the first
of the sason he said that we could
-win at least four games and that
he would have been dissapointed if
I Qommeuts on the season were
an-wade by various players. They all
greed in a few things. They had
' learned to do 25 push ups and
' they had to work hard but
liked it and it paid off. Oth-
-ought that we would have
' winning team coming up
ar. Schaffer said that Crum
ave too much material at
at of the Season, but
" as Crum is called by
1, did a grand A job with
did have. Ahimst all the
the team thought that
bla and Newman srames
BY FRED HUTCHISON 'L
Frefi Sabens was the margin of
defeat last Friday, September 29,
at Monticello. Sabens scored two
'touvhddwns 'for the Sages with?
Qmamml plunging through the Vil-I
zI8LG1-'OVC line for the extra point.
K X mx m,,., ,. ...,,, ... g ' g
got the ball in the fourth quicvteri gg End, He picked the ban up?
they immediately begin anotheri
drive down field. Then the Grovers
were stopped abruptly on the Arco
nd ran around right end with no
izgterferfmce and raced to a touch
Sdnwnp V A
Villaf Grove had its moments of,
gjoy,LonL the second play of the
fgaxize when Bill Wise ran 80 yards
Stn the Monticello 20 yard line, but,
inthe play wasjcaliedmback. The Blue'
la 25 yard line when a Vil12 G1'0ve 2 Upon Vimei-viewing Bill Crum Q
fumble was recovered b' an Ar. ?ffe1- the gains- khg gzwemuqnige alllfevxls piffyfli fl ilwffy 5150015 22211119
cola player. A few plays later
Sargent ga1lopedL75 yards for the
final touchdown of the game.
- Ed Tanous was by far .the,most
outstanding player on .the Villa
Grove eleven. He faked beautifully
and seemed to call the jright play
at the right time. Ed has been but
a substitute this year, but you
may be sure of seeing a lot of N'
in the remaining two games. 5
Bill Wise also showed his ish
last Friday by picking up consi
erable yardage. J im Fanakc
broke loose on the second play q
the game 'and faced 52'1yards ii
Arc61a's 19 yard line, fbtlt'-Villa
Grove failed to scorep
ofludefeat Fxiday was'
blocking and tackling
sent the boys through
ling and blocking drills
day. ' ' '
downs came on' long
Grove had 11 first
coxav , .,
The boys and their dads were
introduced and James Fanakos
lserved as master of ceremonies.
Coach Bill Crum spoke on pros-
pects for the coming year and
'lauded his boys on their fine spirit
this season. The following players
were recognized for being select-
ged on the all-Okaw team:
I John Brooks, first team, all
Okawg Dick Rund, second team,
,all Okawg Jim Fanakos, junior,
isecond team, all Okaw. Crum said
Fanakos missed the first team by
but five points.
Pat Love's name will be placed
on the trophy for the most tack-
ilcs. Pat made 40 tackles during
3 the season.
Assistant Coach Clarence Weir
spoke briefly and introduced the
boys coming back next season.
Cheerleaders and team manag-
W ers, principal Joe Kelley and Sup-
erintendent G. G. Gaines were in
attendzjpce. m L iw
f DeviIs Make Local Debut Tonight
Homecoming Game With Arthur Q
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Unity Rockets Buzz i
Blue Devils 41-0 '
fBy Fred Hutchisoirf
Don Grothe of Unitytgead his
team to a decisive victorwover the.
Villa Grove Blue Devils last Fri-
day, October 3, by a score of 41-0. I
Grothe second in scoring in they
state made runs of 35, 64, 75, 80!
Yards for 24 points and addw' -
other by plunging nw
pee-ch and got off the subject
for the first half, but was hurt byj
ny times, but after asking himgpenairies and poor blocking. Thei
tra, point. Q'
or a 'Siatement he icxmpehed hisisagw, hGWf?W113 WCPSL 31HV:""
earl and final! said that 11238005 Dighlr They VW' h
Z hought tile
that Vina f"
7 ear sinle '45
zidla winniw' "
ggsuccess. He said, 'Tis is the firm-gm
Y N L, .
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Frank Thomas, Don Hoops, Jack Christman, SECOND ROW: Billy Huber, James McCollom, Lary Livengood, Ed Tanous,
Ronald Elder, Jim Fanakos, Billy Hancock, Don Ament, Mr. Crum, Coach, THIRD ROW: Charles Andrews, Manager'
Don Smith, Larry Hancock, Robert Gregor, Bob Hackett, Harold Lewis, Pat Love, Don Coslet, Jimmy Fry, Manager.
Jester, Jester, she's our gal,
And if she can't do it, Tay shall.
Tay, Tay, she's our gal,
And if she can't do it, Tanous shall.
Tanous, Tanous, she's our gal,
And if she can't do it. Elbs shall.
Elbs, Elbs, she's our gal,
And if she can't do it, Cullum shall.
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Barbara Patterson and Jack Kleiss were crowned Queen and King of the Home-
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attendants were Pat Reinhart, a senior, Mary Kay Robison, a Junior, Sheron Patterson,
a Sophomore and Clarice Smith, a Freshman.
King Kleiss' attendants were Frank Thomas, a Seniorg Larry Livengood, a Juniorg
Charles Behl, a Sophomore and Bill Hancock, a Freshman.
The Queen and King and also the attendants marched from between the goal posts
at the south end of the football field to a throne erected on a truck at the 50 yard line
in a very picturesque manner.
Rose Marie Gilles and Perry Christman, last year's Queen and King crowned Barbara
and Jack. After many pictures had been taken they marched to the side of the field to
watch Villa Grove win a decisive victory over Arthur by a score of 40-13.
The Future Farmers of America won the first prize in the Homecoming parade
which was held Friday afternoon, October 6. This float consisted of an Amishman
driving a tractor, pulling a wagon on which an Amish lady was praying for her son,
who was in a coffin. Her son must have been an Arthur football player.
Second place went to the seniors who had Norma Rhodes and Peggy Ballard
pressing the Arthur team with a large iron.
The Homecoming was climaxed with the dance after the game in the high school gym.
Crownbearers to the throne. Princess Johanna Culp and Prince
Bobby Bender- The Royal Court of Villa Crove's Homecoming.
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precious dah-h-hlings! The prodigal
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THE CAMPBELLS ARE COMING"
STANDING: Joan Bender, Jack Kleiss,
Carolyn Cunningham, Bob Cullum,
Charles Andrews, John Brooks, Cath-
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Jack Griffin, Peggy Ballard.
The Class of '51 Presents
"THE CAMPBELLS ARE COMING"
MA BRANNIGAN ............................................ Joanne Babb
. CATALPA TAPP ............. ....... C arolyn Cunningham
BE'l'l'Y BRANNIC-AN ........ ............... J oan Bender
W what wed my DICK BRANNIGAN ....... ....... J ack Kueass
BILDAD TAPP ..........
CYRUS SCUDDER .......
JEFFREY SCUDDER .........
KAYE BRANNIGAN .......
KINGSTON CAMPBELL ...........
MRS. AUGUSTA CAMPBELL .........
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Response x x x x Bob 1?
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CVLEKLL Musical Selections x X
Mary Prosser was chosen by the students and faculty to receive the
annual award given an outstanding Senior girl by the Daughters of the Amer-
ican Revolution. Mary took part in the F. H. A. her first three years and
won the county homemaker award as a sophomore. She was in the commercial
club and Secretary of her class as a junior. She served on the junior and
senior play and Prom committees, was an author of the honors night script,
won the junior cape for scholastic ability and was a probationary member of
the National Honor Society her sophomore and junior years. She also edited
the Vade Mecum.
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