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TI-IEANNUAL STAFF OF
VIIZDEN OOMMUNITY I-IIGI-I SOI-IOOL
VIIZDEN OOMMUNITY I-IIGI-I SOI-IOOL
BUSINESS AREA BUSINESS AREA
We, the Kennel Staff , are happy to dedicate our i958 yearbook to the
merchants and businessmen because of their splendid co-operation with
financial aid and whole-hearted interest in Virden Community High School
You will always stand as an excellent example of interest, assured
guidance, and good citizenship.
H. D. Allen, Jeweler
L. W. Allgood
Auburn Flower Shop
P. J. Berta
Bill Beasley's Drug
E. O. Bowman
Burris and Riffey
Carney's Service Station
Daviclson's Drug Store
Don's Drive Inn
Edgar Clause Company
Farmers 8. Merchants
Flower 8. Gift Shop
George Fuiten, Jr.
Garretson Lumber Co.
Girard Home Oil Co.
Girard State Bank
Dr. Walter G. Hedrick
Henry Typewriter Co.
Huegley Elevator Co.
Jule's 8- Dave's
Dr. J. B. Lee
Lee's Cleaners 8-
H. J. Liggett
Long's Motor Service
Thomas R. McKemie
Meadow Gold Dairy
"We wish to offer apologies to
may be inadvertently omitted from
Narmont Machinery Co.
Nehi Bottling Co.
Nicholls and Sox
Dr. Robert Prentice
Mary and Howard Ramey
Richel'sl Shell Station
John Seyton 8. Co.
Smith's Insurance Agency
Sport Brase Chevrolet
State Bank of Auburn
Vi rden Recorder
Wilson Shoe Store
anyone whose name
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JUNIOR CLASS FLOAT SOPHOMORE CLASS FLOAT
Good Luck from Compliments of
WESTERN AUTO SUPPLY CARNEY'S SERVICE STATION
Wilbur Gholson 8 Virden, Illinois
Marlene lmhoff Carol Barr Rosie Alvey Dorothy Bruley
Carole Bumpus Sue Mayernick Rose Mary McCormick Judy Bumpus Betty Seifert
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SPEECH CLUB FLOAT--FIRST PLACE IN ORGANIZATIONS
HOMECOMING QUEEN, MARLENE IMHQFF
Each class selects a candidate For Homecoming Queen. Several days before the
dance the student body chooses the Queen from the four candidates.
Compliments of Best Wishes from
STATE BANK QF AUBURN NlCl'lOl.l.S AND SQN
Auburn, Illinois 10 Auburn, Illinois
Crowning of Homecoming Queen, Miss Marlene Imhoff
Marlene Imhoff and Tom Zillion
Carol Barr and Richard Marta
BEASLEY'S DRUG STORE
Rose Alvey and Leon Baker
Dorothy Bruley and Robert Hunter
Standing Left to Right:
Sherry Wainwright , , , Student Director
Don Kime . . . ..... Jeff
John Hunsley . . Truck Driver
Linda Smith . . . . . Eve
Loren Cowdrey . . . . .Props
Connie Johnston . . .Carol
Leon Baker , . ,
Karen Voyies . .
Jody Hendricks , , ,
Paula Brubaker , , ,
Mrs. Boehm . . .
Betty Sommer .
Ann English . .
Judy Kime .
Pat Kerns ..........
. Mrs. Trimmer
, , , ,Props
. . .Director
. . Lenore
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. . . Helen
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Good Luck From
FARMER'S and MERCHANT'S BANK
Roger Bradley escorted
by Judy Rutherford
Mike Smith escorted
by Margie Yasinski
Gary Gholson escorted
by Marlene Imhoff
Crowning of the King
Mary Williams and
fish 1 KAMM .fm
Archie Wilson escorted
by Judy Kime
Mory Ford - Sweetheart Queen
Four candidates for Sweetheart Queen are selected by the members of F .H .A. ond
F.F.A. The Queen is then chosen by the people who attend the donce.
WILSON SHOE STORE GIBSON SHOPPE
Compliments of Congrotulotion from the
Virden, Illinois Virden, Illinois
Carol McCready and
Georgia Van Winkle
Mary Ford escorted
by Tom Ford
Crowning of Sweetheart Queen
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Judy Rutherford escorted
by Roger Bradley
Judy Kime escorted
by Bob Lomelino
Nancy Snell escorted
by Joe Hendricks
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Carol Bumpus escorted
by John Van Winkle
Best Wishes From
AlN'T LOVE GRAND
ROSCOE COX Central Television
Virden, Illinois 18 Virden, Illinois
COME OUT OF THE CLOSET"
Mrs. Malone. . . . Betty Neighbors
Hilda Hawkins Carole Bumpus
Jenny Potts . . Betty Seifert
Irene Gleason .Judy Hulcher
Mr. Cutter . . . .Bill Baker
Sweeney . . . .Harry Rowell
George Hanson Larry Johnson
Hercules Jones Gary Gholson
Miss Abby . . Betty Robey
Amonia . . . . Joyce Dain
Mr. Rosewater Richard Rucker
Student Directors . . . Judy Grounds
Director ..................... Mrs. Betty Boehm
Don't you dare hit my George!
Keep her feet higher than her head'
President of the Junior Class,
Leon Baker, welcomes the Seniors to the Banquet
Leon Baker, representing the Junior Class, gives the Junior Mothersa token of thanks for providing such a
Toastmaster . . Archle WIISOH
Welcome. . . ..... Leon Baker
Response .......... Tom Zillion
Senior Class Will . . Mike Smith, Nancy Hannah
Senior Prophecy . . Betty Sommers, John Roth
Vocal Solo . . . .... Dale Garrison
Address . . . . Mr. McMu1lin
"Sayonara" . . . . . . Lotus Blossoms
"Our Best To You" ...... Lotus Blossoms
Judy Kime, Bettie Parker, Linda Smith,
Lana Sartoris, Cheryll Wainwright
Junior Mothers Honored 20 Junior Mothers Thanked
TOASTMASTER Archie Wilson
RESPONSE Tom Zi llion
.ef 'J hgh- s'
John Roth and Betty Sommer
SENIOR CLASS WILL
Mike Smith and Nancy Hannah
Mr. M.O. McMu11in, Principal
Compliments of Best of Luck from
RICHARD MANN L. W. ALLGOOD
Central Television Virden, Illinois
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A FINE DINNER ENIOYED BY ALL
BANQUET MADE POSSIBLE BY JUNIOR MOTHERS
EVERYONE ENJOYED THE MUSIC OF THE BLUE NOTES JUNIOR-SENIOR PROM THE CLIMAX OF THE SCHOOL
The District Speech Contest was held in
Virden in February. Leon Baker received a
first place in After Dinner Speaking: Betty
Neighbors, a first in Extempore Verse Read-
ing, and Paula Brubaker, fourth in Oratori-
cal Declamation. Carol Murphy, Wanda
Helmericks, and Tom Zillion took part in
the contest also.
The contest play, "Blessed are They",
received a second. Members of the cast
were: Richard Rucker, Judy Hulcher, Betty
Neighbors, Leon Baker, Wanda Sims, Tom
Pickett, and Gloria Hamilton.
Betty Neighbors, Leon Baker, and the
play were eligible to compete in the
Sectional Speech Contest held in Jackson-
BAND SOLO AND ENSEMBLE CONTESTS
A large number of band members took
part in the District Solo and Ensemble Con-
test held in Bunker Hill and the State Con-
test Held in Effingham.
Those who went to contest were: Barbara
Bowman, Barbara Otten, Gary Gholson,
Carol Bumpus, Wayne Adcock, Marlene
lmhoff, Betty Neighbors, Jim Yagow,
Janet Hulcher, Carol Mateer, Carolyn
Pickett, Judy Hulcher, Roger Smith, Harold
Bruley, Roger Bradley, PaulaBrubaker, Judy
Rutherford, Betty Sommer, Darrell Braden,
Janice Pollack, Richard Marta, Rachel
Hoeflin, Judy Stauffer, Don Miller, Judy
Moffitt, David Miller, Kathleen Ray,
Wayne Cinotto, John Lawson, Roberta Boyd,
and Judy Hendricks.
Betty Crocker Award Winner
Betty Jo Robey received the high-
est score on a test given to all the
girls in the senior class. By doing this
she won the award. The test covered
the subjects of the home, home pro-
blems, and homemaking in general.
Good Luck from
D.A. R. Award Winner
Nancy Hannah was selected by
her classmates and the members of
the faculty for the D.A.R. Good
Citizenship Award. The selection
was based on the following qualifi-
cations: Service, Dependability,
Leadership, and Patriotism. Nancy
is sponsored by the Springfield
Chapter of the Daughters of the
Best Wishes from
Virden, Illinois 24 Virden, ll linois
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V A R S I T Y
ROW ONE: Randall Owens, James Hannah, Darwin Shores, Carl Ferrero, Albert Fuiten, Wayne Cook,
Michael Smith, Donald Kime. ROW TWO: Coach Innis, John Alexander, James Yagow, John Clinton, Jack
Castleman, Roger Smith, William Dodd, John Hasara, Coach Morrison. ROW THREE: Leon Baker, David
Wright, Fred Lynch, David Roemer, Robert Hunter, Larry Dean, Darrel Braden, Robert Dodd.
ROW ONE: Robert Hart, Roger Smith, Fred Lynch, David Mcllwaine, Robert Dodd, Robert Hunter, David
Roemer, Larry Anderson. ROW TWO: Jack Cox, James Snell, Wayne Cinotto, Richard Zillion, Charles
Lomelino, Thomas Pickett, Coach Henry. ROW THREE: Thomas Gibson, Tony Strukely, Dan Spooner,
Warren Owens, John Castleman, James Lynch, Fred Wood.
Bob Dodd Darrel Braden John Hasara Buddy Fuiten
Fullback Tackle Quarterback Fullback
Don Kime Larry Dean Dutch Cook
Guard Fullback Wingback
Bill Dodd Carl Ferrero Mike Smith Darwin Shores
Tailback Guard 27 End Center
Fred Lynch David Wright Bob Hunter David Roemer
Tackle Guard Tailback End
Leon Baker John Alexander David Mcllwaine
Wingback Quarterback Tackle
Randall Owens Jack Castleman Jim Hannah Jim Yagow
Center Tackle 28 End Center
Co-Captains Cook, Fuiten,
The football team, led by co-
captains Bud Fuiten and Wayne Cook,
and coached by Robert Morrison, tried
to beat or at least duplicate the record
they set last year. After being beaten
by three points in the Franklin game,
the Bulldogs scored heavy upsets on
Girard and Waverly. However, when
the boys went up against Auburn, they
didn't fare so well, although they put
up a game battle. The season ended
with Virden in a tie for second place
in the M.S.M. Conference.
FOOTBALL S UMMARY
Carl invi l le
Coaches Morrison, lnnis, Henr
Most Valuable Player
Virden got off to a good start this season by
defeating the Kincaid Ponies in the opener
by a score of 7-6. Bill Dodd and Carl Ferrero
were named stars of the game.
A large crowd was on hand to see the Bulldogs
take a 14-12 win from Pawnee in the Home-
coming game. Bill Dodd again starred with
Virden was nosed out by Franklin in a close
25-23 game. Buddy Fuiten, Bill Dodd, and
Wayne Cook were the scorers in this game.
Franklin scored the winning touchdown with
four minutes to go. Virden worked the ball
60 yards to the four yard line before the final
The team's best game of the season was the
game in which Virden beat Waverly 33-13.
Bill Dodd scored four touchdowns and Bud
Fuiten scored one for Virden.
At a special meeting for all football
players, Co-Captain Buddy Fuiten was chosen
as Most Valuable player of the year. David
Mcllwaine was selected as the most improved
player. The Quarterback Club chose Darwin
Shores as the Back of the Year.
The Bulldogs suffered their first defeat at the
hands of the Carlinville Cavaliers by a score
of 33-20. Bill Dodd and Buddy Fuiten held
scoring honors. The stars of the game were
Bill Dodd and Don Kime.
The Feitshans Flyers tromped a fighting Virden
team by a score of 39-6. Don Smith scored
Virden 's lone touchdown on a 10 yard run.
Bill Dodd starred for the fourth time along with
.lack Castleman .
An upset was scored against Northwestern by
an injury riddled Bulldog team. Bill Dodd and
Wayne Cook scored for Virden. The game was
close with Virden in a 19-18 lead.
Virden fought hard with a chance to tie for
first place in the M.S.M. Conference only
to be beaten 26-13 by a superior Auburn team.
Bill Dodd scored two touchdowns for Virden,
one on a 56 yard run and the other on an inter-
cepted pass. Jim Hannah ran 62 yards on a pass
lay, only to find that a penalty had nullified
his run .
John Roth, Bernard Combs, Mike Smith, Bill Dodd, John Alexander, John Roemer, Jim Yagow, Jim Garrison,
Wayne Cook, John Hasara, John Van Winkle, Archie Wilson, and Coach Morrison.
John Clinton, Ronnie Gazda, Mike Laughlin, Jim Roth, Charlie Gazda, Joe Garrison, Coach lnnis, David Miller
Bernard Combs, John Alexander, Richard Matta, Bob Hunter, Lynn Berry, Dave Roemer.
FIRST ROW: Russell Patton, John Castleman, Fred Wood, Bob Hart, Tom Pickett, Tom Gibson, Bruce Billing-
sley. SECOND ROW: John Etter, Jim Snell, David Wright, William lngrum, John Lawson, Mr. Boehm, Coach,
David Bogart, Mike Laughlin, Bob Dodd, Wayne Cinotto, Carl Baines.
aiu Dodd John Roth
Arch Wilson Jim Yagow
John Van Winkle
Free Throw Award
Virden's team this year was a
small but quick and determined
crew. With no height to work on,
the boys played very good ball
all season. The team won T3 of
25 games including tournament
Virden lost the M.S.M. to
Franklin by a score of 76 to 63.
Virden played a tall Springfield
High team in the Regional Tour-
nament. The boys in purple and
white put up a good battle and it
was a close game until the second
half when the superior height be-
gan to tell. The Bulldogs finished
a rather discouraging season as
far as the M. S.M. was concerned
but have hopes that they will cap
the M.S.M. Conference next
A rough game!
Virden 46 Springfield 59
62 Mount Olive
64 St. James
52 Morrisonvi Ile
63 I. S. D.
53 Bunker Hill
Re ional Tournament
won---13 Games lost
A fighting Virden nine took the field
this year, hoping to win the M.S.M.
title for the third consecutive year. The
Bulldogs came up with a 7 win and 4
loss season . St. James failed Virden's
plans by taking the M.S.M. by a score
of 4 to 3. Virden beat Girard in the
District by a 4 to 3 score and so earned
the honor of going to the Regional Tour-
nament where they received second by
beating Chandlerville 5 to 2 onl to
loose to Jacksonville 3 to 0. Bill' Dodd
came up on top in batting.
Jacksonville 3 fRegional
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Coach Innis, Jack Castleman, Bill Dodd, Bernard Combs, Lynn Berry, Fred Lynch, David Bogart, John Roemer,
Bob Hunter, John Clinton, Dave Roemer, Darrell Taylor, John Roth, Arch Wi1SOI1, Jlm Hannah, JOB GEIHISOH.
Larry Dean, Leon Baker, Joe Hendricks..
The Bulldogs had but one thought in mind this year as they started the track season . This
was to repeat the performance that the had given last year. The boys knew that they would
not sweep the field events as they did llast year. The scoring' would be low and it was estimated
that 35 to 40 points would win the M. S.M. track meet.
Virden took only two first place ribbons. Bill Dodd won first in the low hurdles and the
880 yard relay team, made up of Bud Fuiten, John Clinton, Fred Lynch, and Bill Dodd, took
a blue ribbon.
Girard came out on top, beating Virden by one-sixth of a point with 42 2f3 points.
Virden came in a close second with 42 V2 points. Waverly was third with 35 lf3, Auburn
was fourth with 42 if2, and Northwestern was fifth with 26 points. Earl Voyles of Girard
set a new M.S.M. high iump record with a leap of 5 feet 9 lf2 inches, one half inch over the
' OwuTemwT0f VKMORU
Linda Smith Ann English Betty Parker Wanda Sims Betty Qualls
HELP THE CHEERLEADERS BACK THE TEAMS
Betty Qualls Linda Smith Wanda Sims Ann English Betty Parker
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Carol Garrison and Judy Kime helped
back the teams by a Stunt at the Pep
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National i-lowu Qooietg
Last spring the National Honor Society elected the following officers: President, Gary
Gholson, Vice-President, Carole Bumpus, Secretary, Judy Hulcher. Our adviser is Miss
Five new members were initiated on October 24, 1957. They were Nancy Hannah, Betty
Qualls, Rosemary Mayernick, Judy Rutherford, and Betty Neighbors. Nancy Hannah was
elected Treasurer, and Betty Neighbors was elected Reporter.
The Honor Society decorated the halls for Christmas this year. Our main project was the
fifth annual Sno-Ball Dance, which was held January i8, 1958. The crowning of Mr. Virden
High was the main attraction.
This spring two more students were initiated. They were Judy Kime and Archie Wilson.
Members in the National Honor Society must be in the upper third of their class. They
are chosen by the faculty on the basis of Scholarship, Character, Leadership, and Service.
The Student Council is made up of a boy and girl representative from each class and one
representative from each organization. This organization helps to promote more student in-
terest in the problems of our school.
It sponsored several activities during the year, such as the American Education Week,
Red Cross, Care, and Polio Drives, redecorating the rest rooms, and decorating a Christmas
tree. The last activity was an all-school party. Each class put on a skit, and two groups of
This year the officers are: President, Mike Smith, Vice-President, Arch Wilson, Sec-
retary, Nancy Hannah, Treasurer, Betty Robey, Reporter, Gretchen Hannah Our adviser
is Mr. Ronald Boehm.
Good Luck from Compliments of
AUBURN FLOWER SHOP LONG'S MOTOR SERVICE
Auburn, Illinois Girard, Illinois
The following students acted as
librarians at some time during this
year: Thomas Gibson, Ann English,
Wanda Helmericks, Rosemary May-
ernick, Gary Gholson, Patricia
Boudrie, Dwight Smith, Cheryll
Wainwright, Betty Qualls, Wanda
Sims, Regina Combs, Betty Seifert,
Betty Parker, Betty Sommer, Car-
olyn Long, Rosemary Carlton, and
Some of the librarians attended
the Spring Conference of the South
Central Students Librarian's Asso-
ciation at Carlinville High School
on April, 17.
The program included discussion
groups. One was led by Dwight
Smith, "The School Library in the
Scientific Age", with Miss Gilmore
as his consultant. Betty Sommer acted
as recorder for the group working on
the Constitution .
Youth Board is made up of
eight members, two elective ones
from each class. lf, for some rea-
son, these members fail to attend
three meetings, they are replaced
by others. This year Mr. Broughton
was sponsor. We elected Marlene
lmhoff president. At Youth Center
we played games, and had square
and round dancing. Our main fea-
ture was the bonfire and snake
dance at Homecoming. Another
feature was the Cerebral Palsy
Telethon, with Judy Stauffer the
Members on Youth Board are:
Marlene Imhoff, Wayne Adcock,
Judy Stauffer, Rachel Hoeflin,
Roger Smith, Ann English, and Bill
P J B TA SMITHSINSURANCE AGENCY
Vlrden lllrnols Vlrden llllnols
Congratulations from Congratulations from
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On May l5, four mem-
bers were initiated into
troop 898 making a total
of 26 members. The new
members were, Rosemary
McCormick, Richard Ruck-
er, Larry Johnson, and
February 3, at 8:30,
ten new Thespians were
initiated. They were: Linda
Smith, Judy Rutherford,
Don Kime, Ann English,
Betty Sommer, Judy Kime,
Dwight Smith, Wanda Hel-
mericks, Tom Pickett, and
Thespians also sponsored
a play, "Blessed Are They".
Betty Neighbors was chosen
as the outstanding Thespian
of the year.
Officers of Thespians:
President, Tom Zillion, Vice
President, Betty Neighbors,
Secretary, Wanda Sims,
Treasurer, Commie Johnson,
Scribe, Rosemary Mayernick
The Speech Club is composed of fifty-one members this ear. The group attended
Anastasia at the Springfield Theater Guild on February 25. They presented a one
act play, The Fantastic Mr C at Christmas time. Members of the group also did
very well at contests Leon Baker and Betty Neighbors received first ratings in the
llllnols State Hugh School Association district speech contest held in Virden. Our
one act play, Blessed Are They placed second, which entitled us to go on to sec-
VIRDEN RECREATION l'l. J. l.lGGETT
Virden, llllnols Virden, Illinois
F. H .A.
The F. H.A. organization got off to a good start this
year by electing as their officers Carole Bumpus, President,
Judy Kime, Vice-President, Mary Ford, Secretary, Judy
Hulcher, Treasurer, Judy Moffitt, Parliamentarian, Judy
RUfl1eff0fGl, 5eC0nd Vice-President, and Nancy Snell, Song
Leader. .Also, we chose Mrs. Ferne Snell and Mrs. Blanche
VanBuskrrk as our Chapter mothers for the year.
Our main activities this year were the Sweetheart
Dance, Daddy-Date Nite, and entertaining the eighth
Our F. H.A. was very honored when Carole Bumpus was
elected President of Section Six,
MTS- Feme SUCH Mrs. Blanche VanBusk1rk
F.F.A. KEEPS BUSY
The F.F.A. started the year off with the following officers: President, John Van Winkle, Vice-
President, Bob Lomelino, Reporter, Edmond Rees, Sentinel, Don Otten, and Parliamentarian, Dale
Garrison. Mr. Corgan was adviser.
Some of the main activities included a square dance, basketball games, a livestock iudging con-
test, and a visit to the Purina Farms in Missouri. One of the highlights of the season was the annual
Parents and Son Banquet on February l7.
ln a sectional Public Speaking Contest held at Franklin on April 25, Tom Zillion received a sec-
ond place in extemporaneous speaking. Leadership training meetings were also held at Beneld. Tom
and Jerry Hartsook both participated in these meetings.
Edmond Rees took first place in the livestock iudging contest held April 26 in Virden. The Vir-
den team placed fifth. ln Dairy Judging, Virden placed ninth.
So ended one of the most successful years for the F.F.A.
The Pep Club was organized this year to back the teams ancl to boost school spirit.
The following officers were elected: Presiclent, Cheryl Wainwrighty Vice-President,
Pat Boudriep Secretary, Della Allenp Treasurer, Carol Garrisonp Reporter, Peggy Dalby
Congratulations from Best of Everything
GARRETSON LUMBER COMPANY BURRIS AND RIFFEY
Virden, Illinois Virden, Illinois
SEATED IN FRONT ROW: R. McDonald, J. Castleman, M. Smith, D. Smith, K. Copelin, C. Fererro, D.
Otten, W. Cook, D. Kime, J. Van Winkle, B. Lomelino. SECOND ROW: W. McCarty, R. Owens, A.
Fuiten, J. Roth, A. Wilson, L. Baker, D. Mcllwaine, Coach Morrison. THIRD ROW: J. Hendricks, W.
Adcock, G. Gholson, J. Clinton, J. Garrison. FOURTH ROW: J. Karaffa, D. Shores, D. Wright, J.
Alexander, L. Berry, J. Hasara, D. Braden, J. Roemer.
Held in Carlinville
Officers of the Science Club
this year were John Karaffa, pres-
ident, Robert Castleman, vice-
president, Kathryn Parker, secre-
tary, Judy Stauffer, treasurer, .lack
Cox, reporter, and John Alexander,
librarian. Sponsors were Mr. Clark
and Mrs. Campbell.
In February the club sponsored a
Satellite Dance in the gymnasium.
Four members of the Science Club
entered exhibits in a science fair in
April. Charles Gates received afirst
place award here and another at a
state science fair.
This year the V.C.H.S. band
marched at the home football
games and played during half-
time at the basketball games.
They took part in a Christmas
musical and presented a spring
concert in March.
The band, seven ensembles,
and several solos received first
ratings at the district contest in
March. In April the band re-
ceived second and two ensembles
received first ratings at the state
As the school year came to a
close, the band played for com-
Judy Hulcher - Co-Editor A Big Job Completed! Wanda Sims - Co Editor
Co-Editors . . .
Assistant Editor ....
Senior Copy Writers . .
Junior Copy Writers . .
Photography and Snapshots
Business Assistants . . .
Advertising Assistants . .
Sales Assistants. . . .
. .Judy Hulcher, Wanda Sims
. . . . . .Carol Garrison
Carole Bumpus, Marlene lmhoff,
Judy Grounds, Nancy Hannah
. .Betty Sommer, Judy Kime,
Frances Megginson, Leon Baker
. Judy Rutherford, Mary Ford,
Judy Moffitt, Pat Boudrie
Paula Brubaker, Sandra Fielder,
Dorothy Gall, Mike Smith,
Dorothy Royer, Kay Hines
Betty Neighbors, Patricia Kerns
Betty Ann Qualls, Betty Robey,
Betty Seifert, Linda Smith
. .Della Allen, Betty Parker,
Typsits. . . Staff Members Adviser . . .V. C. Griffith
Mrs. Anita Seymour, Ernest Laugheim, Clarence McKennedy, George Van Winkle, Everett Brubaker, Joseph
Anderson fPresidentj, M.D. Clinton. ABSENT: Allen Mortimer fSecretaryJ.
EEO BOARD PROJECTS
During the school year, some
of the projects the Board of Ed-
ucation undertook included a new
bookkeeping system that enables
the bookkeeper to tell immediately
the exact balance in all accountsp
improvement of teacher's salary
schedulep improved transportationp
the formation of a citizen 's ad-
visory council to help do long
range planning for school needs.
Mrs. Bickel, Unit Treasurer
Congratulations from BOB BERRY Compliments gf
Pontiac and Buick HENRY TYPEWRITER CO.
Virden, Illinois Springfield, Illinois
MRS. R.T. ALLEN
Secretary to the Superintendent
MR, M.D. CLINTON
Superintendent of Schools
MR, M. O. McMULLIN
Best Wishes from
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MRS, R.S. SMITH
Secretary to the Principal
Best Wishes from
MARY and HOWARD RAMEY
FRANCES PATTERSON English I
B.Ed., M.S.g Englishg
Freshman Class Sponsor.
English IV BETTY BOEHM
A.B.g English, Dramaticsg
Speech Club Sponsor, Sopho
more Class Sponsor.
WILLIAM MONTGOMERY Latin
A.B., B.D.g Latin.
Good Luck from Good Luck in the Future
H D ALLEN JEWELER VIRDEN CLEANERS
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A.B.p Social Studiesg Student
Council, Sponsor, Junior Class
Sponsor, Freshman Basketball
Thomas Innis World History
Congratulations from Besf Wishes from
JULE'S 8. DAVE'S DR. W. E. KRUEGER
Virden, Illinois 1 l Girard, Illinois
B. S.g Library, Senior Prob-
lems, Counselorg National
Honor Society Sponsor, Sen-
ior Class Sponsor.
Qcient1sfsaudfM ' olflw Futww
Chemistry EUNICE CAMPBELL
B.S. , M.S.g Science, Math-
ematics, Senior Class Sponsor
Science Club Co-Sponsor.
ROBERT CLARK Biology
B. S., Scienceg Senior Class
Sponsor, Science Club Co-
M, O, McMULLIN Physics
B. S. , M. A. g Mathematics,
Science, Principal. Umm mk-
ROBERT MORRISON Algebra
B.S. g Athletics, Mathematicsg . ,
Coach, Freshman Class Spon- COmpllmer1I'S of C0rl1pllmer'lI'S of
sor. VIRGINIA MARTIN DON'S DRIVE INN
Virden, Illinois I I Springfield, Illinois
E. DALE BROUGHTON
B.S.g Commerceg Youth
Board Sponsor, Sophomore
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B.s., B.A., M.Ed.g com-
merceg Kennel Adviser,
Freshman Class Sponsor.
Congratulations from Best Wishes from
DR. J. B. LEE DR. WALTER O HEDRICK
Virden, Illinois 51 Virden, Illinois
B.S.g Homemakingg Junior
Class Sponsor, Future Home-
makers of America Adviser.
Homemakers of Tomorrow
B. S., M. S. g Industrial Artsg
Senior Class Sponsor
Future Home Builders
Good Luck from Best Wishes from
SCHNEIDER'S CABINETS LEE'S CLEANERS 8. LAUNDERETTE
Virden, Illinois Virden, Illinois
B. S. 3 Agriculture, Drivers'
Trainingg Future Farmers of
America Adviser, Sophomore
Agriculture Features Farm Mechanics
Bob Lomelino on the job.
Drive Safely - The Life You Save May Be Your Own
Good Luck from Compliments of STANDARD STATION
RISHEL'S SHELL STATION George Fuifen, Jr.
Virden, Illinois Virden, Illinois
Bachelor of Musicg Band
Bachelor of Scienceg Art.
COI1Ql'CIfUIGfi0l'1S fI'Om Best Wigheg from
NEHI BOTTLING CO. THOMAS R. MCKEMIE, D. D. S.
Virden, Illinois Girard, Illinois
Plujsfcalb Education, FMAUE
B. S.g Physical Education,
Chorusg Junior Class Sponsor,
Pep Club and Cheerleader
B.S.g History, Physical
Educationg Assistant Coach
Best Wishes From Best Wishes From
FLOWER 8x GIFT SHOP DAVIDSON'S DRUG STORE
Virclen, Illinois Virden, Illinois
Mary Ann Moffitt
Buelah Connally, Della Wargo, Clara Boyer, Mildred Beasley, Hannah Gall,
Mary Ann Moffitt, Ilene Walkington.
Lunch Time MAINTENANCE MEN
Nelson Fouts, Harry Lindley, Warren Lair.
Besf Wishes from
Bus DRIVERS GIRARD HOME OIL CO
Bill Sneyd, Dick Morgan, Henry Loafman, Albert Fuiten, Bud Mottershaw, Girard, Illinois
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FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS AND SPONSORS
LEFT TO RIGHT: Bob Hart, Mrs. Patterson, Mrs. Griffith, Rosemary Carlton, and Bob Hunter.
August 28, 19571 This was the day that eighty-three scared little Freshmen entered
Virden High School for the first time.
We were feeling more at home after the first day, and before long we were electing our
class officers. Those elected were Bob Hunter, president, Bob Hart, vice-president, Rosemary
Carlton, secretary-treasurer, and Roberta Boyd and Jack Cox, Student Council representatives
Mrs. Patterson, Mrs. Griffith, and Mr. Morrison were our class sponsors.
Dorothy Bruley was chosen as our Homecoming Queen candidate. Our float "We'll
Whip'em", received second place in the parade.
The Freshmen participated in many activities around school. We had a record dance and
a doughnut sale which were both very successful money making projects. We also had a nice
class party in the spring.
We as Freshmen tried very hard to contribute to our school so that V.C.H.S. would be
proud of us.
Compliments of THE GOODY SHOP Good Luck from ROSCOE COX
Auburn, Illinois Virden, Illinois
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SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS AND SPONSORS
LEFT TO RIGHT: Mrs. Boehm, Barbara Bowman, John Clinton, Richard Matta, Mr. Broughton, and Nancy Snell.
Eighty-seven sophomores started off the The class party on January 6 provided
year by electing Richard Matta, President,
John Clinton, Vice-President, Nancy
Snell, Secretary, and Barbara Bowman,
Treasurer. For Student Council represent-
atives, we chose Gretchen Hannah and
Charles Gazda. Our Youth Board members
were Mary Boletto and John Hasara. Our
Sponsors, Mrs. Boehm, Mr. Broughten,
and Mr. Corgan helped guide us through
For Homecoming, Carol Barr was
elected as our queen candidate. All of
the class participated in making our float,
"We'll Clear the Field."
Our money-making proiects all proved
successful. These included a doughnut sale
that netted over S80 and a record dance
after a Football game.
a variety of entertainment for the enjoy-
ment of all.
One of our class members, Nancy
Snell, was honored when she was chosen
as a Sweetheart Candidate.
At our last meeting, plans were made
to present a skit for an all-school party.
--Barbara Bowman, Rachel
Hoeflin, Carol Murphy,
and Janice Pollack.
Let's have more hands!
Best Wishes From GAMBLES
Connie Van Buskirk
David Van Winkle
Ronald D. Lomelino
MACOUPIN ELEVATOR CO.
JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS
LEFT TO RIGHT: Betty Sommer, John Roth, Frances Megginson, Mr. Boehm, Mrs. Redfern, Leon Baker, and
The Juniors started this year by electing the following class officers: President, Leon
Baker, Vice-President, John Roth, Secretary, Betty Sommer, Treasurer, Frances Megginson,
Student Council representatives, Archie Wilson and Rosemary McCormick, and Youth Board
representative, Ann English. Our counselors were Mr. lnnis, Miss Lichtenberger, Mr.
Boehm, and Mrs. Redfern.
Rose Alvey was chosen the Junior candidate for Homecoming Queen. Sadly enough, our
float, "We'll Swing to Victor ", did not place.
ln November the Junior cl,ass presented the humorous three act play, "Brother Goose."
Judy Kime and Archie Wilson, members of the Junior class, were chosen for membership
in the National Honor Society in the spring.
Of course, the biggest event for the Juniors this year was the Junior-Senior Prom,
"Sayonara", held on May lO.
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Is it heavy, Judy?
Besf Wishes from
HUEGLEY ELEVATOR CO
SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS AND SPONSORS
LEFT TO RIGHT: Mr. Clark, Tom Zillion, Miss Gilmore, Nancy Hannah, Mr. Peretti, Carole Bumpus, and
Mrs . Campbell.
As the Senior Class entered Virden High School
this year, everyone realized it was the beginning of
the end. Election of officers and Student Council
representatives was one of the first things done. Our
President was Tom Zillionp Vice-President, Mike
Smith, Secretary, Nancy Hannah, and Treasurer,
Carole Bumpus. Student Council Representatives
were Judy Moffitt and Gary Gholson. We appreciated
the help of our sponsors, Miss Gilmore, Mr. Peretti,
Mrs. Campbell, and Mr. Clark.
We were proud to have Marlene lmhoff elected
Homecoming queen. Our float, "We'II Scratch Them
Off the Record," won first place in the parade.
Members of our class gave a three-act mystery-
comedy play "Come Out of the Closet." Betty Robey
won the Betty Crocker Award and Nancy Hannah won
the D.A.R. Award.
May 27 marked the day for our trip to Giant City
State Park. Everyone enjoyed the trip that had been
eagerly awaited a long time.
Our saga ended this year when fifty-two boys
and girls were presented their diplomas on Wednesday,
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Tom Z.i11ion and his prize project
DELLA MARIE ALLEN "De11" WILLIAM BAKER "Bu1l" LOUIS EDWARD BARSTOW "Bardau1"
Favorite Saying: "Come on you kids, Favorite Saying: "Hi ya, sweetheart-still Favorite Saying: "I give up dad."
1et's go." Weakness: Food, food, and love me?" Weakness: Goodlooking Girls. Weakness: "A Chevy that goes so slow
more food. Activities: F. H. A. 1, 2, Activities: F.F.A. 1, 2, 3,4: Letterman you can walk faster than it. QKaraffa'sj
3,4: Speech Club 1: Kennel staff 3,4: Club 2, 3,4: Football 2, 3: Track 2, 3: Jun- Activity: Football l,3.
Pep Club 4: Chorus 4: Junior Play. ior Play: Senior Play.
PATRICIA ANN BOUDRIE "Patrick"
Favorite Saying: "Oh! You silly thing, don't be so stupid.
Weakness: Tall, dark, and handsome dancers. Activities:
F. H.A. 1, 2, 3, 4: Pep' Club 4: Student Council 3: Kennel
Staff 4: Cheerleader 1: Chorus 1, 2: Chorus Contest 1,4:
Student Librarian l, 2, 3, 4.
ROGER DEAN BRADLEY "Brad"
Favorite Saying: "Ain't that nice?" Weakness: My car.
Activities: President 1: Speech Club 1: Mr. Virden High
Candidate 4: Basketball 1: Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Band Contest 1,
2, 3, 4.
CAROLE JEAN BUMPUS "Bumpie"
Favorite Saying: " Huh!" Weakness: Talking and John.
Activities: Treasurer 4: F.H.A. 1, 2, 3,4: Speech Club 2,
3, 4: Thespians 2, 3, 4: Pep Club 4: Student Council 1,4:
Kennel Staff 1, 2, 3, 4: National Honor Society 3,4: Sweet-
heart Candidate 4: Homecoming Candidate 1: Band 1, 2, 3,
4: Band Contest 1, 2, 3, 4: Junior Play: Christmas Plays 2, 3:
Student Librarian 2: Senior Play.
WILLIAM ALLEN BUTLER, JR. "Bil1"
Favorite Saying: "Hi ya sweetheart-still love me." Weak-
ness: Goodlooking Girls. Activities: F.F.A. 1,2, 3,4:
Lettermen Club 2, 3, 4: Football 2, 3: Track 2, 3: Junior Play
ROBERT LARUE CASTLEMAN "Cass"
Favorite Saying: "Well, that's life." "Gina"
Weakness: Gir s from Springfield.
Activities: Lettermen Club 2, 3: Pep
Club 4: Science Club 4: Baseball 2, 3.
REGINA ELENE COLMBS
Favorite Saying: "Anybody got
a K1eenex?" Weakness:
Auburn Boys. Activities: Pep
WAYNE RUSSELL COOK "Dutph"
Weakness: Cars and Mary. Activities
Speech Club 4: Lettermen Club 1, 2,
3, 4: Student Council 4: Baseball 1, 2
3: Football 1, 2, 3, 4: Basketball 1, 2,
Club 4: Student Librarian 4, 3, 4.
PEGGY SUE DALBY "Peggy-Do"
Favorite Saying: "Wel1, I'll be darn!" Weakness: A cer-
tain farmer. Activities: Secretary 2: Treasurer 2: F.H.A.
1, 2, 3,4: Speech Club 2, 3: Pep Club 4: Chorus 2, 3: Junior
LOUIS CARL FERRERO "Freak"
Favorite Saying: " What do ya mean?" Weakness: Girls!
Girls! Activities: Lettermen Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Pep Club 4:
Student Council 3: Football 1, 2, 3,4: Basketball 1, 2:
Track 1, 2, 3, 4.
Best Wishes from
VIRD INN RESTAURANT ond GIFT SHOP
Cynthia ond Jock
Bert and Sarah
KENNETH THEODORE COPELIN "Cope"
Favorite Saying: "Come on Ann Babe." Weakness: Ann.
Activities: F.F.A. 1, 2, 3,4: Lettermen Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Pep
Club 4: Football 3: Basketball 1,2, 3,4: Track 1, 2, 3, 4.
JOYCE MARIE DAIN "Joy"
Favorite Saying: "Oh flip!" Weakness: Rich Marsaglia.
Activities: F.H.A. l,3,4: Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4: Chorus Con-
test l, 2, 3: Senior Play.
ALBERT BRUCE FUITEN "Bud"
Favorite Saying: "Suzie Baby."
Weakness: Sue. Activities: Football
4: Pep Club 4: Track 4: Basketball 1,
2: Mist Valuable Player 4: Student
Council 1, 3: Vice-President 1, 3.
DOROTHY ANN GALL "Dot"
Favorite Saying: "Wish Bob were
coming up." Weakness: A tall, dark
haired boy from Gillespie. Activities:
Secretary 1: Treasurer 1.
SANDRA LEE FIELDER "Sandy"
Favorite Saying: "Donnie's coming up tonight if he doesn't
have to work. ' Weakness: Cattle trucks headed for St.
Louis. Activities: F. H.A. 1, 2, 3: Speech Club 1: Pep Club
4: Kennel Staff l, 2, 3,4: Band 1, 2: Band Contest 1, 2:
Chorus l,2: Chorus Contest 1.
MARY ELLEN FORD "Dreamboat"
Favorite Saying: "You're a Stinker!" Weakness: Spaghetti
and Fried Chic en. Activities: F.H.A. l,2, 3,4: Speech
Club 1,2, 3,4: Thespians 3, 4: Pep Club 4: Kennel Staff 4:
Sweetheart Queen 4: Chorus 1: Christmas Plays 1,4.
GARY GENE GHOLSON "Wilbur"
Favorite Saying: "It only hurts for a
little while!" Weakness: Hopped up
cars. Activities: President 3: F.F.A.
1,2, 3,4: Lettermen Club 1,2, 3: Stu-
dent Council 2, 4: Kennel Staff 3:
National Honor Society 3, 4: Mr.
Virden High Candidate 4: Football 2,
4: Band 1, 2,4: Band Contest 1, 2,4:
Junior Play: Senior Play: Student
JUDITH ELAINE GROUNDS
Favorite Saying: "Oh, I forgot to write
a letter today!" Weakness: Trips to
Marion. Activities: F.H.A. 1,2, 3,4
Speech Club 2, 3: Kennel Staff 4: Band
1,2, 3,4: Band Contest 1,2, 3,4.
NANCY LEE HANNAH "Nan" GARY LEE HATALLA "Hat"
KATHLEEN LYNN HINES "Kay"
Favorite Saying: "Oh, for pete sake!" Favorite Saying: "Aw nuts!" Weakness: Favorite Saying: "Whatcha thinkin'
Weakness: George. Activities: Secre- Girls. Activities: Band 1,2: Band Contest 'bout?" Weakness: Owner of a certain
tary 4: F.H.A. , 2, 3, 4: Speech Club 1, 2. '54 all white, 2 door Ford. Activities:
2, 3, 4: Pep Club 4: Student Council 4:
Kennel Staff 4: National Honor Society
4: Sweetheart Candidate 2, 3: Home-
coming Queen 2: Chorus 4: DAR Award.
LARRY ALAN JOHNSON "Skidsie"
Favorite Saying: "Did you bump your head?" Weakness:
Night lights of the city cars. Activities: Band 1, 2, 3, 4:
Band Contest 1, 2, 3, 4: Junior Play: Senior Play: Speech
Club 1, 2, 3, 4.
JOHN PHILLIP KARAFFA "Herk"
Favorite Saying: "Well, thats life." Weakness: Dot,
arkin and S rin fields ni ht li hts Activities Pe
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Club 4: Letterman Club 3, 4: Science Club 4: Baseball 3,
4: Basketball 1, 2.
F.H.A. 1,2,4: Kennel Staff 4: Chorus
1, 3: Chorus Contest 1, 3.
JUDITH KAY HULCHER "Hu1ch"
Favorite Saying: "You're a witch." Weakness: Pizza and
Strawberry Shortcake. Activities: Treasurer 3: F.H.A. 1,
2, 3, 4: Speech Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Thespians 3, 4: Student
Council 3: Kennel staff 1,2,4: National Honor Society 3,
4: Band 1, 2, 3,4: Band Contest 1, 2, 3, 4: Chorus 1, 2:
Chorus Contest 2: Junior Play: Christmas Plays 1,4: Speech
Contest 4: Senior Play.
MAY MARLENE IMHOFF "Mar"
Favorite Saying: "Gee!" Weakness: A certain Eureka
College Student. Activities: F.H.A. 1,2, 3,4: Kennel
Staff 4: Homecoming Queen 4: Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Band Con-
test 1,2, 3, 4: Chorus 1: Chorus Contest 1: Youth Board 3,
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JOSEPH ANTHONY KARAFFA ROBERT EUGENE LOMELINO "Fagg" ROSEMARY MAYERNICK "Rosie"
"Chewey" Favorite Saying: "Get with it woman!" Favorite Saying: "I wonder if I got a
Favorite Sa ing: "Think he will run Weakness: A certain girl in Auburn. letter today." Weakness: A certain
that Ford, george?" Weakness: Connie Activities: F.F.A. 4: Letterman Club 1,2, college boyl. Activities: F.H.A. 1,2,
and a hot Chevy. Activities: Pep Club 3,4: Pep Club 4: Football 1,2,3, 4: Track 3,4: peec Club 3,4: Thespians 3, 4:
4: Baseball 2. 1: Junior Play.
JULIA CATHERINE MOFFITT "Moff"
Favorite Saying: "O 'Darn." Weakness: Tall boys with
crew cuts. Activities: F.H.A. 1, 2, 3,4: Speech Club 1,2,
3,4: Thespians 3, 4: Pep Club 4: Student Council 4: Kennel
Staff 4: Band 1,2, 3,4: Band Contest 1, 2, 3,4: Junior Play:
Christmas Plays 1, 2.
BETTY LOUISE NEIGHBORS "Bet"
Favorite Saying: "I don't know." Weakness: Certain
Girard farm boy. Activities: F. H. A . 1, 2, 3, 4: Speech
Club 1,2, 3,4: Thespians 3, 4: Kennel Staff 3,4: National
Honor Society 4: Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Band Contest. 1, 2, 3, 4:
Chorus 1, 2: Chorus Contest 1: Christmas Plays l, 3,4:
Senior Play: Speech Contest.
Pep Club 4: Kennel Staff 3: National
Honor Society 4: Chorus l,4: Chorus
Contest 4: Junior Play: Student Librarian
2, 3, 4: Senior Play.
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WILLIAM LOWELL MCCARTY "Mac"
Favorite Saying: "I don't know!" Weakness: Women, food,
and automobiles. Activities: Letterman Club 2, 3, 4: Track
ROBERT CALVIN MCDONALD "Mac"
Favorite Saying: "So's mine: it must be the salt water."
Weakness: oney. Activities: Letterman Club 1, 2, 3, 4:
Football 3: Track 1.
DONALD EUGENE OTTEN "Bud"
Favorite Saying: "You'd better believe it. " Weakness:
Girls with straight dresses. Activities: F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4,
Letterman Club 2, 3, 4, Pep Club 4, Basketball 2, Football
4, Track 2, 3.
BETTY ANN QUALLS "Bet"
Favorite Saying: "How About That!" Weakness: Black
Flat-Tops. Activities: Secretary 3, F.H.A. 1, 2, 3,4,
Speech Club 1, Speech Contest 4, Pep Club 4, Kennel Staff
1,2, 3, 4, Virdenite 1, 2, National Honor Society 4, Home-
coming Queen 3, Cheerleader 1,2, 3,4, Chorus 1,4, Chorus
Contest 4, Student Librarian 4.
Bottoms up, Nancy.
WANETA QUARTON "Hunny"
Favorite Saying: "You're so quiet." Weakness: Someone
with brown eyes and hair, and the cutest dimple on his
chin. Activities: F.H.A. 1, Chorus 1, Chorus Contest 1. HARRY SHARNEY ROWELL, JR, "Sharney"
Favorite Saying: "Ain't that a shame?" Weakness: Sixth
BETTY JO ROBEY "Jo" hour study hall. Activity: Student Librarian.
Favorite Saying: "Well for cryin out loud!" Weakness:
Darrell. Activities: F. H.A. 1, 2, 3.4: Speech Club 1,2, DOROTHY LUCILLE ROYER "Motor"
3, 4, Speech Contest 1, 2, 3, Thespians 3, 4, Pelp Club 4: Favorite Saying: "Nothing much." Weakness: Wayne's
Student Council 4: Kennel Sraff184.108.40.206: Vir enire 2: Waves. Activities: F.H.A. 1,2, 3,4, Speech Club 1,2, 3
Band 1, 2, Band Contest 1, 2, Chorus 4, Betty Crocker 4, Kennel Staff 4, Band 1, 2, 3,4, Band Contest 1, 2, 3, 4,
Award, Junior Play, Senior Play. Christmas Play 1.
RICHARD JOSEPH RUCKER "Rich"
Favorite Saying: "Doggone kids."
Weakness: Girard Gir s. Activities:
F.F.A. 1,25 Speech Club 45 Speech
Contest 45 Band 1, 25 Band Contest 1,
25 Junior Play5 Christmas Play 45 Senior
MICHAEL MYRLE SMITH "Mike"
Favorite Saying: "Can I have my allow-
ance?" Weakness: Money. Activities:
Vice-President 2,45 Letterman Club 1,
2, 3,45 Student Council 2,45 Kennel Staff
45 Mr. Virden High 45 Football 45 Basket-
ball 1, 2, 3, 45 Track 1, 2, 3.
IUDITH ANN RUTHERFORD "Judy"
Favorite Saying: "I'll never tall."
Weakness5 sking questions. Activities:
F.,H.VA. 1, 2, 3, 45 Thespians 45 Student
Council 35 Kennel Staff 45 Sweetheart
Candidate 45 Band 1, 2, 3, 45 Band Contest
l,2, 3,45 National Honor Society 45
Christmas Plays 1,4.
BETTY JEAN SEIFERT "Bet"
Favorite Saying: "That's life."
Weakness: Boys and Food. Activities:
F. H. A. 1, 2, 3,45 Speech Club 1, 2, 3,
45 Pep Club 45 Thespians 3, 45 Kennel
Staff 2, 3, 45 Chorus 2, 3, 45 Sweetheart
Candidate 35 Chorus Contest 2, 3, 45
Junior Play5 Christmas Plays 2, 35 Stu-
dent Librarian 3, 45 Majorette 1, 2, 3,
45 Senior Play.
JAMES DARWIN SHORES "Pee Wee"
Favorite Saying: "Anybody going West?" Weakness: Fran.
Activities: Letterman Clu 1, 2, 3, 45 Baseball 15 Football
1, 2, 35 Track 15 Lineman of the year.
WANDA FAYE SIMS "Windy"
Favorite Saying: Ho Hum. Weakness: Banana Splits.
Activities: F.H.A. 1,2, 3,45 Speech Club 3,45 Speech
Contest 45 Thespians 3, 45 Pep Club 45 Kennel Staff 3,45
Cheerleader 3, 45 Chorus 1,45 Chorus Contest 15 Student
Librarian 3, 45 Christmas Play 3.
Best Wishes From
MEADOW GOLD DAIRY
GEORGE HENRY STELLE "Rabbit"
Favorite Saying: "Cope's happy as heck."
Weakness: Thayer's teen-age queen--Mary.
Activity: Baseball 2.
DARRYL WAYNE TAYLOR "Goose"
Favorite Saying: "You cotton picker!"
Activities: Letterman Club 1, 2, 3,4: Football 3:
Track 1, 2, 3.
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ESTHER GENEVA VAN HUSS "Pony Tail" BONNIE ANN WALACE "Bon Bon"
Favorite Saying: "My Cow!" Weakness: Work. Favorite Saying: "Sure do wish Keith was here!"
Activities: Chorus 1, 2, 3: Chorus Contest 1, 2. Weakness: A certain Navy boy from Carlinville.
JOHN RICHARD VanWINKLE CHARLES THOMAS ZILLION "Reverend"
Favorite Saying: "Want to try'em Kime?" Weakness: Favorite Saying: "Where's Fagg?" Weakness: Finding
Carole. Activities: President 2: F.F.A. 2, 3,4: Letterman what things are made of. Activities: President 4: F.F.A
Club 2, 3, 4: Student Council 1: Football 1, 2: Basketball 1, 1, 2, 3,4: Speech Club 3,4: Thespians 3, 4: Pep Club 4:
2, 3, 4: Track 3, 4: Junior Play. Band 2, 3: Band Contest 2, 3: Junior Play: Christmas Play.
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DELLA ALLEN has taken her automatic typewriter to the
new planet Virdenia, due to the lack of secretaries.
BILL BAKER has finally reached his life-long ambition. He
is the world's fastest typist--miracles never cease!
ED BARSTOW is now Governor of "Poodock" , the newest
state of the Union, and has accepted the nomination for
President of the U. S.
PAT BOUDRIE'S latest literary masterpiece, "Snipe Hunt-
ing", has Vg!-ained many honors for her. One is getting her
name in o's Who in Africa.
ROGER BRADLEY, pilot of the latest Sputnik, hasn't been
heard from lately. Reports are given that Carney's gasoline
doesn't work wit out gravity.
CAROLE BUMPUS is now using her F. H. A. talents wisely.
She has a modern, deluxe home plus eight little VanWink1es.
BILL BUTLER has built his own Palamino ranch and is giving
Roy Roglers horse Trigger much competition.
The fis avoided BOB CASTLEMAN or so many years that,
in self-defense, he has started his own fish hatchery.
REGINA COMBS, owner of the Men's Beauty Salon, has be-
come so famous that Yul Brynner has hired er to design his
WABYNE COOK'S tragic struggle for recognition paid off. He
started as floor sweeper and worked his way to head chef at
the "Coca Banana" in New York.
After years of hard work and a lot of help from Ann, KENNY
COPELIN has obtained the largest farm in Illinois.
Posing as a singer in a Paris night club, JOYCE DAIN really
is a . S. Secret Service woman. She takes her orders from
PEGGY DALBY and Norman have certainly proven that
"practice makes perfect." They can now change all 24
babies' diapers in 10 minutes and 2X3 seconds.
After six years' research on Susan B. Anthony, CARL
FERRERO can be seen touring the country encouraging
SANDRA FIELDER has managed to add to her sterling silver
set some more little "Spoons" .
Nurses' training taught MARY FORD the importance of ex-
ercise. She trained or 10 years and swam the English
Channel. She reallyl believes in high-powered exercise!
BUDDY FUITEN, w o started as a ineman, is now superin-
tendent of Bell Telephone Company. It costs less to call
DOROTHY GALL'S experience in the maternity ward at the
Sprivfield hospital has come in hand since she married Bob.
GAR GHOLSON is very successful as Head Forest Conser-
vation Officer because of his liquid spray invention that
keeps trees from burning.
JUDY GROUNDS runs her own X-Ray laboratory in Carbon-
dale, most of her patients being Larrly's P.E. class.
As owner of Beasley's.DrugkStore, N NCY HANNAH has
branched all the way to Pe in. Her best branch is right next
to Cox's Auto Supply.
GARY HATALLA'S wonderful sense of humor and his ability
to draw has led him to be top cartoonist in the Walt Disney
KAY HINES got a job as secretary to the Governor of Illinois
and did so well that she is now secretary to the President.
JUDY HULCHER, a famous speech correctlonist, has given
up her career to marry a certain farmer whose initials are
ARLENE IMHOFF, the famous model, has been selected
Miss Universe of 1968. We think there was some prejudice--
Jim was one of the judges.
LARRY JOHNSON, editor of the Virden Recorder, drums up
the news weekly. P. S. To all you beautiful girls- -he's still
JOHN KARAFFA has made the "Wright" choice and become
a famous artist. His latest painting, "Mama's Wisha", is
hanging with Rembrant's works.
JOE KARAFFA has added a new department to his grocery
store. lt's nothing to eat, unless you like duel glass pacs and
Headlines of last week's paper read, '1968 Kentucky Derby
Won B Jocke BOB LOMELINO Riding 'Doodlebug"'.
ROSEIXARY NYAYERNICK is the only one who enJoys St.
Qkobertj Patrick's Dacy every day of the year.
BILL McCARTY has yed his hair black and taken Elvis'
place in the singing world.
BOB McDONAL has joined the Army to replace Elvis so the
public can be relieved of Bill McCarty's voice.
JUDY MOFFITT has taken a little walk down a short aisle
to the library where she is still tieying to finish her book,
"How to Grow Six Inches in Six asy Lessons. "
BETTY NEIGHBORS has gone into hibernation with her
clarinet and a huge supp y of reeds, after which she plans to
replace Bennie Goodman.
DON OTTEN has taken extensive training at the U. of I. as
top PROF. In case you are wondering what PROF stands for,
it is Personal Reporter of Female news. '
BETTY QUALLS now leads all the little Maguires to Dick's
games, so they may learn his secret techniques.
s chief examiner of the Civil Service, WANETA QUARTON
has spent lots of money on stamps for her husband Dave's
BETTY ROBEY must have a knack for winning awards. This
year she received the "Boston" award for Mother of the Year,
Due to his terrific ability in shorthand, HARRY ROWELL is
the most demanded court reporter in the United States.
DOROTHY ROYER, as public stenographer in the Conrad
Helmericks Hotel, has a busy office on the main floor.
Because of his role in "Come Out of the Closet", RICHARD
RUCKER has become a leading actor and received an Oscar
for his performance in "Ramp Over the River Cry"
JUDY RUTHERFORD is assistant band director at Bradley
Universitty, and chief cook-and-bottle-washer at the Bradley
BETTY SEIFERT hit Hollywood several years ago and the
other movie queens haven't had a fan letter since. Dale
likes the fact that his wife is an actress.
DARWIN SHORES, boss of the Fammie Megginson Candy Co. ,
has seven of the fattest, sweetest children you could ever
hope to see.
The former WANDA SIMS and her husband Warren are
traveling throughout the country demonstrating how
economic, cozy, and convenient a trailer can be.
MIKE SMITH has been many things: football hero at Notre
Dame, member of the Forei n Legion, husband, father,
friend, and foe. Altogether Ee has been a pretty busy person.
Stellettes, something like sack dresses fonly must ti hterj,
are the latest creation of GEORGE STELLE, leading grass
desginer of the African Jungle.
DA YL TAYLOR fAdmiral Byrd ID has just returned from
Alaska. He becameivery discouraged and cold, because
every time he would build a fire, is igloo would melt.
The VanHuss Greenhouses are world-famous for their Rainbow
Orchids. ESTHER VanHUSS is now working on a special
display for the turn of the century.
JOHN VanWINKLE, Secretary of Agriculture, has threatened
to resirgn unless the farmers get hig er prices. Eight mouths
to fee costs mone !
After Keith's final hitch in the Army, he and BONNIE
WALLACE settled down in a glass house. They don't worry
ablouti privacy, because they are well equipped with little
"S a es".
TOM ZILLION, chaplain in the Navy, was stranded on an
island when his ship sank. He didn't send out and SOS though.
The island was lovely, and the girls lovelier!
DELLA MARIE ALLEN, will my ability of getting the car to anyone else who thinks he can get one.
WILLIAM EDWIN BAKER, will my pens to John Hunsley because he doesn't seem ,to have enough.
LOUIS EDWARD BARSTOW, will Elvis Pres1ey's sideburns to anyone who wants them.
PATRICIA ANN BOUDRIE, will my ability to work and keep quiet in the library to "The Little Blue Man, " Freddie
ROGER DEAN BRADLEY, will my world history grades to Gretchen Hannah who needs them.
CAROLE JEAN BUMPUS, will my long fingernails to any girl who needs them for protection.
WILLIAM ALLEN BUTLER, JR. , will my curly hair to M.O. McMullin, because he looks like he could use it.
ROBERT LaRUE CASTLEMAN, will my curly hair to Archibald Cunningham Wilson.
REGINA ELENE COMBS, will my weakness for Auburn boys to Betty Sommer.
WAYNE RUSSELL COOK, will my part of our clock to Mr. McMullin.
KENNETH THEODORE COPELIN, will my false teeth to Joe Karaffa.
JOYCE MARIE DAIN, will my ability to pass algebra to Bob Dodd.
PEGGY SUE DALBY, will my first hour Monday morning rounds to Ann Grounds so she will be able to get her lunch
ticket before noon.
LOUIS CARL FERRERO, will my Goutee to Ron Hatalla who wishes he could grow one.
SANDRA LEE FIELDER, will that long walk to school to Margie Kendall.
MARY ELLEN FORD, will my height to Kathryn Brubaker.
ALBERT BRUCE FUITEN, will my ability to drive to Orville John Owens.
DOROTHY ANN GALL, will my ability to "hook" an out-of-town boy to anyone who needs one.
GARY GENE GHOLSON, will my ability to keep out of trouble to David Mclllwaine.
NANCY LEE HANNAH, will my good job at Beasley's Drug Store to Frances Megginson.
KATHLEEN LYNN HINES, will my ability to stay out of trouble?? to Margie Emmons.
JUDITH KAY HULCHER, will my taxi cab service to the next senior girl who has a car.
MAY MARLENE IMHOFF, will my job at the drug store to Paula Brubaker.
LARRY ALAN JOHNSON, will my ability to stay out of trouble in band to Pork Lawson.
JOHN PHILLIP KARAFFA, will my rock and roll shoes to Bob Boyle.
JOSEPH ANTHONY KARAFFA, will my motor scooter to.Mr. McMullin so he will be able to catch hooky players.
ROBERT EUGENE LOMELINO, will my mercy grades in typing to Luther Swagerty.
ROSEMARY MAYERNICK, will my new tennis shoes to whoever took them.
WILLIAM LOWELL MCCARTY, will my ability to fix Mrs. Griffith's typewriters to Bob Baker.
ROBERT CALVIN McDONALD, will my ability to graduate in four years to my brother.
JULIA CATHERINE MOFFITT, will my ability to get a ride home after school to anyone who can figure out how I do
BETTY LOUISE NEIGHBORS, will my first stool in band to Barbara Bowman.
DONALD EUGENE OTTEN, will my height to Betty Parker.
BETTY ANN QUALLS, will my position on the cheerleading squad to Mr. McMullin.
WANETA QUARTON, .will my ability to keep my own bad thoughts to myself to Patty Kerns.
BETTY JO ROBEY, will my talking ability to Beverly Clevenger.
HARRY SHARNEY ROWELL, JR, , will my mathematical ability to Connie Johnston.
DOROTHY LUCILLE ROYER, will my band stool to any person who has a good back.
RICHARD JOSEPH RUCKER, will my seat in second hour study hall to Joe Charles for a pretty little reason.
JUDITH ANN RUTHERFORD, will my stool in band to Sonja Miller, poor Kid!
BETTY JEAN SEIFERT, will my eating ability to Lola Combs, who needs it.
JAMES DARWIN SHORES, will all my football equipment to Don Kime, so he will not have to steal from all the
WANDA FAYE SIMS, will my ability of losing my car keys to Mr. McMullin, who is always finding them.
MICHAEL MYRLE SMITH, will my big feet to Bruce Billingsly.
GEORGE HENRY STELLE, will my good pinochle game to Robert Boyle.
DARRYL WAYNE TAYLOR, will my ability not to get eight hours to Joe Charles.
ESTHER GENEVA VanHUSS, will my seat in English IV to anyone who wants it.
JOHN RICHARD VanWINKLE, will Arch Wilson my Slush Glide "six."
BONNIE ANN WALLACE, will English IV to anyone who likes English.
CHARLES THOMAS ZILLION, will Jim Hannah and Kent Mendenhall my mercy grades in Senior English.'
JUDY HULCHER MR, M,O, MCMULLIN DOROTHY GALL
Salutatorian Principal Valedictorian
Virden Community High School
May 28, 1958
Processional .... High School Band
Invocation . .Reverend H. C. Albright
Music ------ High School Band
Address ------ Dr. H. J. Long
President Greenville College
Music -------- Flute Trio
State Contest Winner
Graduation Exercises ,,,,,,,
Benediction , , Reverend Joseph Peters
Our glory consists not in falling,
but in rising every time we tall .
Lavender and White
DR. H..l. LONG
President Greenville College
M,D, CLINTON M,O, MCMULLIN
Superintendent of Schools Principal
"The easiest way not to fail is to determine to succeed."
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School Patrons and Friends
The i958 Kennel Staff wishes to thank all subscribers who
made it possible to produce this book. Again we wish to express
our appreciation to all our advertisers, both old and new.
If any advertisers purchased an ad and it does not appear,
please contact the advisor, Mrs. Griffith, and a refund will be
9 Our thanks also go to Mr. McMullin, other faculty mem-
bers, the photographers, and individuals who helped us in any
way in the production of this book.
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