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Frontispiece Foreword Dedication Our Plant
Industrial Development Administration
The Class of ’37 wishes to express its thanks and sincere appreciation to the following, without whose help it could not have published The Arena of 1937:
The Pontiac Engraving and Electrotype Company for engravings; the Williamson Printing and Publishing Company for printing and binding; the Kingsport Press, which made our covers; Mr. Jay. Mr. Pettit, and Mr. O'Betz, for their photographic work; E. J. Beach and Sons, candy manufacturers, and the Inland Steel Co. for the industrial pictures on our division pages; Mr. Marsh and Mr. Smith for their very helpful advice and assistance; Miss Wenz who cooperated with us in so many ways; and Miss Wright, our adviser, who carried much of the burden in editing this hook.
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V O L IT M K XXVIII
Published by the
PARTS TTTGTT SCHOOL
PARIS, ILLINOISWhy I ml ii «lry
In the presentation of this annual, we have chosen a theme which we think coincides with the spirit of Paris High School—Industry. As industry perfects and develops the raw materials, so does Paris High direct and train the youthful mind, leading it through the various steps of education, skillfully and kindly, finally to release it, a well-finished product. With this theme in mind we now set forth the accomplishments, the pleasures, the acquaintances of our school days in this our own annual. We shall cherish it and the spirit it exemplifies; we shall recall it many times in the years to come as a personal diary of Paris High—
OUR SCHOOL.To I ml ii sir v
In recent years industry has advanced; it has given us new and better homes, faster and safer transportation. It has simplified modern life to an astounding degree. It has set a standard of living of which we are proud and for which we are grateful. It is to our advantage and comfort that the industries continue yielding to us in the future as they have in the past, in making this world of ours a better place in which to live.
Thus to FUTURE INDUSTRY of which we will soon he a part, we the SENIORS of PARIS HIGH SCHOOL, wish to dedicate this, our 1 937 ARENA.THIS IS THE PLANT WHERE THE EDUCATIONAL INDUSTRY KNOWN AS
PARIS HIGH SCHOOL FUNCTIONS IN TRAINING YOUTHFUL MINDS
INTERIOR OF PLANT
The foundation for our present plant, Paris High School, was laid by the state legislature when the present school district of Paris was created in 1809. The old Methodist Seminary, where Mayo now’ stands, was turned into a public high school with Miss Sophia Watson as the first principal. Then in 1881, the old high school, a three-story brick building, was erected on the same spot. It accommodated both grade and high school students until 1908. when the rapid grow'th of the high school made it necessary to provide a separate building. The present high school building, located on South Main Street, was dedicated February 8. 1909. This was adequate for only a short time, and in 1921 a new wing was built on either end, providing space for the present auditorium, the gymnasium, and ten class rooms. Last summer a further addition was constructed to house the library, and provide an additional dressing room for the gym.
Since the first class graduated in 1875, over 3000 graduates have left Paris High School.Nimm
li. K. Sli.llr.ly. U. liar CoUon, T. J. Trog.lon. K. S. Lloyd, K. K. O Hair. R. C. Lehman.
Board of Directors
This is the board of directors which governs and directs the policies ol our plant. These competent business men are elected for a term oi three years, two being chosen each year. At the beginning of each year an inter-board election is held for the purpose of choosing its own officers. At the present time Mr. H. S. Lloyd holds the office of president, with Mr. K. R. O'Hair acting in the position of secretary. Mr. Charles Levings has charge of the expenditure ol funds lor Paris township, hut he is not considered one of the board.
Our first board of directors was organized April 15, 1869, to become the guiding hand of the school. This first hoard was composed of Henry Van Sellar, Ohed Foote, A. J. Miller, Levi C. Mann, George E. Levings, and Samuel Graham.
Our present hoard is composed of six members. The president does not vote unless in case of a tie, hut he may debate any question. Listed in order of years of service our hoard is composed of: R. K. Shelledv. R. G. Lehman. K. R. O'Hair, T. J. Trogdon, U. R. Colson, and R. S. Lloyd.
SUPERINTENDENT JOHN R. MOSS
A Message to the Senior Class:
In the future, education in a democracy will emphasize more the development oi ail individual who in his group relationships will advance the we If a re of society as a whole. Distinguished public service will he a worthy goal toward which to strive and will contribute most toward this end. History, political science, economics, and sociology w ill form the foundation for this social understanding. The ability to be economically self supporting will still he as necessary as ever, hut the educated man or woman must realize that he cannot live unto himself. John R. Moss.Eleven
PRINCIPAL CAROLYN L. WENZ
To the Class of :
It is interesting for one who stands apart to note the change from the raw material of the freshman to the finished product of the senior. We hope that in the past four years you have gathered a few facts from English, history and science, hut we hope in even greater measure that you will carry with you some of the hy-products of your four years’ experience,—honor, character, a love for hard work, citizenship, and satisfactions for your leisure time. Then, only, may you count your four years in high school a success.
Carolyn I.. Wen .
MARY RIEDELL Secretary to Miss Wenz
This is the first year Marv has been with us. Already she has become indispensable to all for the many favors she does.Twelve
CORRECT USAGE ANI) GOOD HEADING HABITS ARE STRESSED BY THE
Carolyn L. Went, Janet C. Baldwin. Betty Lou Hunter. La Rue Dayton. Addie Hochstrasser.
The four years of required English are well divided. During the first year, stories of adventure are studied, suitable for the freshman attempting to adjust himself to the tempo of high school life. In this adjusting. Miss Baldwin, with her understanding of the freshman and his problems, is a helpful guide.
The sophomore studies stories of achievement. Miss Hunter, the teacher, is one of the most popular instructors in our halls. The junior year is spent in studying English literature. This course takes concentration ami wide reading. Miss Dayton has a deep interest in English literature, and this, with her travels in England, has enriched her knowledge of English literature.
American literature is studied by the seniors. Miss Wenz, as principal, outlines the courses of study for the E n g 1 i s h department. Her schedule is so full that she has time to teach only one class in English, yet it is the desire of every senior to he a member of that class. Miss Hoehstrasser teaches American literature with great understanding that wins the admiration of her students.
AT WORK IN ASSEMBLYThirteen
ENGLISH DEPARTMENT AND AIDED BY AN EXCELLENT LIBRARY
ELLA M. JACOBS
A new addition was built to the Paris High School this year for use as a library. The library is supervised by Mrs. Ella Jacobs, who took it over in 1923. At that time there were about 1,500 books in the library. At present there are approximately 3.800, about 200 of which were added this year, including the Americana. This increase is due to the adoption of new educational methods stressing wide reading and reference work, rather than dependence upon one textbook. The most popular sections include novels, travel books, biography, and autobiography, which are used for reports and outside reading. On the shelves you find also year hooks, dictionaries, science hooks, and periodicals.
There are 1,500 different books in the library, leaving about 2,000 classics, such as “Pilgrim’s Progress,-’
"Treasure Island,” and “Cranford,” for classroom use. Last year 3.800 hooks were taken outside the library for use by the pupils. Because our library seats hut eighteen persons, the last two rows in the assembly have been designated for use by pupils doing reference work, so that as many as 200 have been able to use the library at the same time.
AT WORK IN THE LIBRARYFourteen
IN THE MODERN WORLD SOCIAL AND LABORATORY SCIENCES ARE
Don Sweelry. Effir M. Fancier, Catherine Farrell. Harold Cotlingham, El.ia Tale.
Social Science and Language
Miss Fansler and Mr. Sweeley of the social science department believe a knowledge of history is essential to understand the institutions of society in our own and other countries. The four history courses reveal the centuries of struggle through which the race has passed to attain its present stage of freedom.
Miss Fansler and Mr. Cottinghain endeavor to picture the government of American people as a going concern, with activities which reach deeply into the social and economic life of the nation.
Paris High School offers its students Latin and French, which are taught by Miss Tate and Miss Farrell respectively. Latin affords valuable training in English and in principles common to all languages.
French students learn of actual life in France hv reading hooks written by French authors. They gain knowledge of the people, their customs, habits, and characteristics as well as the government, the geography, and history of the country. To understand our own tongue wrc should have a knowledge of some other language, preferably Latin or some Romance language such as French.Fifteen
OF EQUAL IMPORTANCE WITH LANGUAGES AND MATHEMATICS
Olio R. Aritas, Margaret Steele, Leellyn Clapp. C. J. Little. Fannie M. Luckhaupt.
Science and Mathematics
Above are grouped the staff of science and mathematical teachers at P.H.S.
Miss Steele, instructor in General Science, is a graduate of Paris High in the class of ’26, and has been on the staff seven years. Some of Miss Steele's objectives are: the acquirement of some basic principles which help us understand modern life better; tin development of wholesome intellectual interests which furnish a basis for vocational and educational guidance.
Miss Luckhaupt, a popular zoology and botany teacher, has been a member of this staff for nine years. Her main object is to teach a pupil how' to solve problems by using facts, and on the practical side of the subject to teach pest-eradication and better methods of cultivating plants.
Mr. Little, our expert chem-R. WILLIAMSON, SCIENTIST j8t, ig notefl chjefly for his
scientific view' on subjects. However, he also teaches modern history and vocations.
Mr. Clapp is an “old grad" who teaches geometry and commercial arithmetic.
Mr. Ariens, our instructor in algebra and physics, came to us in 1934. If any of the class stumbles on a problem, he finds Mr. Ariens an expert mathematician.Sixteen
TRAINING FOR INDUSTRY IS AIM OF VOCATIONS DEPARTMENT
Zulu Z. Wright, E. W. Eveland. Stella Ri »er. Don H. Hamilton. Anna Marie Green. Mary A. Periaho. Harry B. Hunter.
Our vocations department, with its seven instructors, embraces four different fields: commercial, agriculture, home economics, and manual training.
Miss Wright, Miss Kisser, and Mr. Eveland have charge of the commercial courses. Bookkeeping and first year typing are taught by Miss Kisser, together with a special course in typing, open only to seniors. Miss Wright teaches shorthand and the advanced typing classes, two years being given to both subjects. Mr. Eveland and Mr. (Nottingham have charge of the junior business training.
Mr. H. B. Hunter is the instructor in the two-year course of manual training. During the week his students work three days in the shop and two days in mechanical drawing. His hoys have helped with the construction and repairing of
many things about the school.
Mr. Hamilton has charge of a three-year course in agriculture. the work continuing through the summer. The F. F. A. win many prizes, thanks to Mr. Hamilton's efforts.
The economics course is directed by Miss Green ami Miss Perisho; Miss G r e e n has charge of the clothing classes and one in foods while Miss Perisho has the remaining food classes.
WHILE THE OBJECTIVE OF MUSIC IS TO DEVELOP THE AESTHETIC
F.T1IEI, B. HOUCHAM
Miss Ethel B. Hougham is the excellent anil capable supervisor of the music department of the Paris High and grade schools. Miss Hougham has received her B.S.B.E. from the University of Illinois, and she is now working on her Master's degree from Illinois Wesleyan, at Bloomington.
During the years of Miss Hotighanrs supervision in Paris, she has sent several members of the music department to the all-state chorus. Until the last two years Paris has been host to a county music festival.
The girls glee club was the earliest musical organization in Paris High, hut in 1928. due to the increasing interest, a new department was created, known as the girls’ chorus. Miss Hougham directs the girls’ and hoys’ glee clubs, tin? girls’ chorus and the orchestra. M iss Hougham always enters participants in the Eastern Illinois League Contest, and since she has been here the Glee Club has won this contest six times. Last year the contest was held at Paris, hut this year it was held at Charleston.
Miss Hougham’s ten years spent as director of music in Paris schools proves her ability and efficiency in this very important work.Eighteen
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT IS THE AIM
OF THIS DEPARTMENT
CLASS IN DANCING
Miss Carrie Martin, teacher of physical education, graduated from Indiana State Teachers’ College in 1934 and took a post graduate course at the University of Illinois last summer. She is head of health supervision and physical training for the first six grades, and has charge of the regular gym classes of the seventh ami eighth grade girls at Mayo and the girls at high school. She organized and trained the grade and high school girls for the 1936 May Fete.
Miss Martin is now the organizer and supervisor of co-recreation among the country students at the high school during the noon hour.
This new project includes such games as table tennis, badminton. and shufflchoard.
Although Miss Martin has a varied program of instruction, she has accomplished many tasks, does her work well, and will always remain a lasting friend of the hoys and girls that she instructs. She is advisor of the Paris High G.A.A. and Plav Dav activities.Nineteen
Bound by the Same Cables
Most of us are accustomed to the fact that education has revolutionized industry. We are not so well aware that in the revolution education has tied the nations of all the world together with cables of international trade.
Whitney, with a technical education, invented the cotton gin, thus opening to trade vast weights of short staple cotton grown in the United States. That cotton found a market in Lancashire, 4,000 miles distant across the Atlantic, because education had developed the steamship. Nowr sec what happened further:
Manchester could weave more cotton cloth than England could use. Britain, combining her domination over India and her control of the shipping trade, forced India—far better at weaving than England ever wras—to buy English cottons. Thus the technical education of Whitney, Watt, Fitch, and Fulton reached over the waters and hound together Charleston, S. C.. Liverpool, Manchester. Bombay ami Calcutta.
Here is illustrated one of the lessons which the Board of Education of Paris and the Hotarv (did) of Paris have desired to teach this year with the Institute of International Understanding. Their purpose is to acquaint men and women of all ages—hut those of high school age in particular—with the interdependence of nations since education made the world into a neighborhood.
)Xe humans shall need all the intelligence we can summon to solve the problems of a world riven hv rival interests and distracted by divergent outlooks. Those who are now' fully mature can hardly provide that intelligence. The world must await it among those still young enough to learn without resistance.
Allen I). Albert,
Past President, Hotarv International.Transportation in Industry
Railroads represent one of the biggest and most flourishing industries today. This is one industry which touches all of our lives. It is adapted to all sections of America and serves as a connecting link between the different parts of the nation. It has modernized to fit changing needs, so that it is now possible to travel in a streamlined, air-conditioned Pullman from New York to San Francisco in five days.
The railroads in common with other industries offer many jobs for the students of today. Who knows hut that some member of the class of 1937 may some day he a great railroad magnate or may make some contribution toward the progress of transportation?HOOK 1 —THE 1 1)01)1 IT
Part I The Basic Material The Freshman Class
Part II Strength of Product as Shown in Football Basketball Track G.A.A.
Part III Second Stage of Development The Sophomore Class
Part IV Beauty of Product as Developed by Music Dramatics
Part V Third Stage of Development The Junior Class
Part VI Utility of Product as Demonstrated hv Good Scholarship Legion Departmental Clubs Debating Clubs Publications
Part VII Our Finished Product The Senior Class
(H R BASIC MATERIAL—THE CLASS OF 1940
Handy. O’Hair. Divrly, Ewing.
We freshmen, who are the raw material for products to he finished in 1940, were first introduced to the machinery of this factory in September, 1936.
About one hundred forty-five of us came from the Mayo Departmental School, eighty-seven from the country schools throughout this section, and fourteen from the parochial school.
At first we were a hit awkward, but, after becoming familiar with the regular routine, we began to look around to see what we could do. First we found athletics. Early in the year some of the hoys "went out” for football. Later, others busied themselves with basketball. Now some are working on track. Meanwhile the girls had learned of G.A.A. ami were at work earning credits in that organization.
We entered literary fields. Imogene Bright, Helen Carrell, Donice Sweeley, and Sally W ells joined the "Tiger .Mirror' staff. Cassandra Bristow and James Stanfield were admitted to the Debaters9 (Huh. Several of us took part in the elimination spelling contest; one of whom, Cleo Everett, was chosen to represent our school with one member from each of the other classes.
We are represented in music, too. Several of us are members of the Glee Club and Chorus. Jack O’Brien, Sally Wells, and Helen Carrell are in the High School Orchestra.
We have done our hit by serving on committees for all the school parties.
We are proud to say that seventeen freshmen made the honor roll the first semester, two of whom, Joseph Ewing and Kathryn Divelv, had an average of ninety-five or above. Jack Man , had an average of ninety-five for the second quarter.
So far this year, we freshmen have been very happy in this great factory of knowledge. We are trying our best to help the machinery run smoothly and efficiently. The motto of the class of 1940 is: Bigger and better production in
Paris High School.—Cleo Everett. 40.
Joseph Ewing—President Mar Handy I ice President Katiikyn I)ivki.y—Secretary Richard 041 air TreasurerT wenty-six
Our Basic Material
First Row: William Carnahan. Kohrrt
Boland, June Beresford, William Bets, Marian Colton, Kohrrt B r a d i n g , Maurire Rrnnrtt, Janetta Cline. Dane Ashley, Carmelita Ashley.
Second Row: Ben B r a d i n g , Pauline Corhran. I.eona Butler, Dorothy Bilby, Norma Jean Clem, Pauline A ay. Carl Ashley, Mary Evelyn Bennett, Carolyn Corhran. Mary Bandy, Marion Askiu.
Third Rote: Bruee Blanford, Joan
Ca«sady. Helen Brady, Virginia Black, Clifford Alexander, Iniogeur Bright. Helen (Darrell, Tom Burton, Hubert Coleman. Cassandra Bristow, Charles Cox.
First Rtnc: Anna Davis, Helen Drake.
Belly Drngler, Joseph Dunlap. Doris Daily, Helen Das is, W illinetlu Dillon, Charles Fletrher, Mary l.ouise Englum.
Second Row: Edward En«lead, Jean Foley, Eugene Eveland, Pauline Frye. William Easter, William Emrick. Orral Craig, Charles Farnham, Marv Martha Fidler.
Third Row: Margaret Darden. Billy
Deem, Edward Curl, l.oretta Curl, Joe Ewing. William El I edge, Madelyn Danner, Betty Dunn. Thelda Da id«on. Kathryn Dively.
First Row: l.eo Headley, Mary l.ouise
Harris, Joe Criffin, Bernadine Irish. Ben Garwood. Kebecca Jones. Mary E. Hick . Marion Johnson, I.eon Holcomb, Geraldine Hardy, Floyd Hall.
Second Row: Mildred Herring. Mary
Henson, Frances Heiner. Tommy Harrison. Anuahelle Groves, Betty Click, Helen Hilda Glenn. Kathryn Garner. Martha Heckler, Betty Grahle.
Third Row: Mildred Higgins, Vernon
Jones, Charles Clerklrr, Charles Idle-man. irginia Jarodsky, Kosana Givens, Betty Hancock. Jeanne Griffin. Frieda Henson, Esther Mae Jacobs.Twenty-seven
The Class of 1940
First Roiv: James Neer, Wendell Moody, Belly Jean Krueger, Jean Major. Burl key . Lois Ann Morris, Bulli Mahra, Martha Moody, Mary Alice Loy, Harvey Kennedy.
Second Rou : Carl killion. Herbert I.lira . Catherine Lamb, Ruth Milhiirn, Charles Moody, Irina I.arson. Thelma Myers, Archie Maple, Mildred McClaakey.
Third Row: Eileen Mann. Dorothy Morrow, Hetty I.ou Mullen, Louise Lawson, Arthur McCollum. Delilah Kerrirk, Emagene Mean . Jack Manx. John King.
First Row: Mary Oli e Staley. Madge
Rockwell, Max Pedersen. Wilma Parrish, Mary Alice Striker, William ShoafT. Anna Stepp, James Stanfield. Betty Preston. Margaret Lou Rurkman, Rosemary Sunkel.
Second Row: Moke Owens, Jack O'Brien. Barbara Sexson, Virginia Smith, Frieda Carpenter. Richard O’Hair. William Sprague. Ilene Stewart, Pearl Reed, I.aiifman Parrish.
Third Row: Doniee Sweeley. Joe Pigg.
Carl Sensenbrenner, Mildred Boling. Jack Rose, Marcella Rice. Mildred Reed, Marrilee Sloan, Wesline Props!, Betty Lou Shanks.
First Row: Bernard Winans, Mary Ellen Tweedy, Bob Wright, Jean Wilbur, Mary Ellen Wright, Charles Twigg. Margaret Rose Vice, Paul Marlin.
.Second Row: J. W. Winans, Dewey bite, Annabelle Thiel, l.ucile Travis, Hallie Weddle, Aliena Todd, Dean Tillman, Carolyn Walla.
Third Row: Augusta Trelter. Harold
Wilhoit, Waller Waggoner. Charles W illmot h, Billy Williamson, Donald Tackitt, Mae Wells.Awards of Merit
Paris High School is very proud of her trophies and of the students who have made it possible for the trophy case in the north end of the main hall to be over-crowded.
We are also proud of the fact that these trophies are for athletics, such as relays, basketball, and track; others symbolize literary ability and stand for excellence in debate; and others represent musical awards, won by the glee club, and chorus. The first trophy in the case is dated 1907, and in the span of twenty years Paris has accumulated over sixty awards.
It is the sincere wish of all that such trophies will continue to come to Paris and that some graduating class wrill find it possible to donate to the school a case worthy of the trophies.micim.iii
OF OI K PIIOIIUCT
As the products of a factory are tested to determine tlieir strength, so the high school, in one respect, is tested ltv its athletic program.
After the raw material has been brought into the plant for development, and before many changes have been made, its strength and durability are tested. Along the path to completion, other tests are made so that when it is put up for sale, it is practically perfected to the nth degree.
In much the same manner the athletics of the high school, representing its physical prowess, is tested.
When school starts in September, the student body is canvassed to see what athletic material is available.
This material is then trained and tested through contests and, when a measure of perfection is obtained, sent on its alloted task to compete in athletic contests with other schools.Thirty
Sportsmanship Honor a Tradition
MAXWELL COCHRAN ’32 HAROLD HUMPHREY ’33 ARTHUR ROBERTS ’34Thirty-one
in Athletics of Paris High School
The highest honor that Paris High has to bestow on an athlete is that of inscribing his name on the Colson Sportsmanship trophy.
The hoys choose from their own number three candidates whom they think have shown the best sportsmanship according to the following points:
Courtesy to opponents on and off the floor.
Courtesy towards officials and respect for their decisions.
Willingness to accept the coach's orders: general attitude in which he receives reprimands and suggestions.
Fighting spirit and morale in defeat and victory; attitude before, during, and after a game.
Willingness to sacrifice personal honors for the benefit of the team as an all-round player.
Adherence to training rules ami clean living.
This year the letter men chose Jack Franklin. John Taflinger. and Allen Carey to he voted upon by the student body in selecting an athlete for the 1937 Colson award.
Jack Franklin received the most votes in the poll. Jack is a boy most deserving of this honor. In both football and basketball he gave of his best in practice and in actual competition. From the standpoint of the coaches he was an ideal hoy to work with in both sports; he made few excuses when the team lost, and took his successes with modesty. When the going was tough, you could depend on Jack being in there “plugging"’ with all his might: he is an ideal athlete ami gentleman.
ALLEN SMITTkAMP ’35
LEWIS JONES ’36
I .RAE COLSON TROPHYThirty-two
TO P. H. S. ATHLETICS:
“THE LOYALTY SONG”
‘'Deacon” Sweeley lias been with us as football and assistant basketball and track coach two years, and although we have not had successful seasons, it it not because be isn't capable of making a winning team. He came from Georgetown where he had served for nine years as football and basketball coach with outstanding success. We look forward to the day when he will develop our boys into a team that does not knowr the meaning of the word defeat.
The proverbial Swreeley haircut lias become one of the landmarks of Paris High, as well as bis nonchalant attitude at basketball games; we look forward with fear to the day when be will bite bis own band while watching the boys on the hardwood perform. Take nothing to heart. Deacon; we are all your most sincere admirers, win or lose.
CAPTAIN ALLEN CAREY
We had for the captain of our football team during the past season, Allen Carey, a boy who well deserved the position. Not only did Carey possess a natural love for football, but lie also bad those qualifications which enabled him to excel on the gridiron. This statement may be verified by the fact that he was rated by bis teammates as the best “All-around player,” and received as a reward a small gold football. As Allen is only a junior and has one more year with P. H. S., you may well expect that during the 1937 season he will lead Coach Sweeley’s football charges on to a good percent of victories, as he has had the distinctive honor of having been re-elected captain of the team for the 1937 season.Thirtr-three
"WE RE LOYAL TO YOU PARIS HIGH
Top Rote: Coach Swcrlry. Mgr. Piper. Viceroy. Flower , Driver . Englum. Pigg. Alexander. Gilbert. Bo tick.
Second Rou: Boland. Waggoner. W inan . Colvin. Horn, Kennedy. Brading, I.ane, Mana. I)avi», Carv.
Third Rote: J. McCollum. Moore. Curl. Yeargin. Elliott. Apgar, Deem, Hennett. Hotkin . Garwood. Holcomb.
h "urlh Rote: Hamilton, Hen«on. A. McCollum, I ranklin. Shipley, Carey, Bomgardner. Be , Burton, W right, Allen.
0 W. Kidgefarm 13
ft . Oakland l'»
7 Charle«ton l'»
..... 6 v . Marshall ............................ 6
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7 »t. Mar hall 2h
" "■ Martm-v illr 10
6 v». Newton 0
0 v . Georgetown 20
1936 was not a red-letter year in football for our Paris Tigers, but it was a year in which a great amount of time and effort was put forth by Coach Swceley and his hoys in developing a team which will boost our rating next year in the percentage column of the K. I. League.
Although not a championship team, the hoys were champions all in spirit,
aggressiveness, and the will to win. The old saying holds true in this ease: "It is not whether you win or lose, hut how you played the game.” The following figures show the vast improvement the 36 team made over the team of 33. In 1933 Paris did not score while their opponents scored 282 points: however, during the past season the Tigers scored 39 points and their foes 97.Thirty-lour
WE RE ORANGE AND BLACK PARIS HIGH
I)i l you say drive? That's Warren all over always in there plucking away and making the big hoys know when they’re hit.
Francis is graduating this year, and his ability to hold down a guard position on the first string will he missed by the team next year.
Tom may be quiet, but that seemed to make little difference to him on the gridiron, for he proved a very capable tackle.
Elliott could always be depended on to hold his man, and as he has another year with us, he will prove to be a very valuable player.
Ramon proved a very efficient substitute, so we look forward to his playing next year with a great deal of pleasure.
Jack's power and spirit on the gridiron, as well as his will to win on the hardwood, will he missed greatly next year.
This was Rill's third year of football for F.H.S.; he proved his worth by winning the gold football awarded for the most aggressive player on the team.Thirty-file
WE’LL BACK YOU TO STAND
A very efficient center during the past year, but we expect more of Jim during iiis last year on the field for P.H.S.
A trifle inexperienced maybe, since he is only a freshman, but during the next three seasons we may expect a great deal from Ben.
A hard fighting end. who should in his last year of playing for P.H.S. be unsurpassed.
Francis was a very capable substitute center this year, and with a little more experience should go a long way.
Bud was a little inexperienced during the past season, but in a year or so should develop into one of the best backs in the E. I. League.
Floyd is another basketball hoy who also has made good in football, and as he is just a sophomore he should materialize into a very good ballplayer.
A true ballplayer who came to us from Vermillion. Chuck ill be missed in our lineup next year due to graduation.Thirty, six
’GAINST THE BEST IN THE LAND
Coach Evcland began coaching al Paris High last year, and during these two years he has made a remarkable record for himself. Last year he sent the team to the state tournament at Champaign and earned the newspaper title of “The Miracle Man,” a name which is very complimentary to him. As mentor of the Paris Tigers on the hardwood he has brought them through during the past season with a total of 29 victories in 33 starts, being defeated twice by Oh-long in tournaments, once by Vandalia, and by Charleston T. C. in our final E. I. League game on Charleston’s very much abbreviated floor. Coach Eve-land is very well liked by the student body as well as by the boys who work under him, and is looked up to by all people as a man who knows bis “onions” about the game of basketball.
CAPTAIN JOHNNY TAFLINGER
“Johnny” Taflinger has proved to the fans of our team that dynamite comes in small packages, for he has served bis positions as captain and guard on the basketball team with great success. He is always in the thick of the play, and bis knowledge of the game, bis ability to handle the ball, and bis power to make quick decisions, have made him invaluable to the team.
He is also the possessor of the great virtues necessary in any good sport, good sportsmanship and the will to win, two qualities which have been a great inspiration to bis fellow team-mates. As John is only a junior, we look forward to bis playing next year with great anticipation.Thirly s vtn
FOR WE KNOW YOU HAVE SAM)
Tafliiiger, Franklin, Cumm, F. Henson. Bell. Coach Eveland. Assistant Coach Sweelev, L ilian. Hoskins, Shipley, Calimcse,
Hooker. Knerting: A kin. Manager.
BASKETBALL SCHKDl LK
11 va. Paris here here there here here there here here here there here here there there there
17 V . Paris 19
6 V . Paris 73
15 Paris 54
20 v». Paris 29
24 v» Pari — 27
15 V . Pari. 51
18 v». Paris
7 v«. Pari 58
Mar»hall II Pari 17
18 V . Pari 23
11 Paris 26
29 V . Paris 32
22 vs. Pari 26
34 vs. Paris 32
20 Paris 34
21 Pari 24
Martin ill.- 26 vs. Pari 36 here
Yes, history has repeated itself, and this year in a bigger and better wav. This statement refers, of course, to the success of our basketball team.
The hoys set an admirable record for themselves this year by losing only four games out of a total ol thirty-three; all hut one of these were in the finals of tournaments. In the E. I. League and the Regional we lost to the strong Oblong quintet who finally ended in the ' sweet sixteen at Champaign. In the finals of the sectional we lost to andalia, thus depriving us of the privilege of going to the state. Our loss in our scheduled game was to Charleston on their floor.
Next year we will have almost the entire squad hack, losing only Franklin from the first string and W aggoner and John Henson from the second string. Although these hoys will he missed a great deal hv all of us, we still have confidence in Coach EvelamPs ability to fashion winning teams for Paris High School.Thirty-tight
PARIS HIGH. RAH! RAH! RAH!
EDGAR COUNTY TOURNEY
January 14, 15, 16, 1937
The annual Edgar County Tournament, held in the new Kansas Gym was won by our Paris 1 igers. We opened the tournament by an easy victory over the much improved Rcdmon quintet; our next encounter was in the semi-finals where we ran up against our stillest competition, Kansas. Though the “Bulldogs from Kansas fought a hard game they were handicapped by inexperience. The victory over Kansas put Paris into the finals with Brocton, who gained this position hy heating Chrisman in tin first round and Hume in the semi-finals. Our fighting "Tigers held to their record of no defeats by defeating Brocton 23-16 in the finals, taking home for the second time the Edgar County Trophy.
E. I. LEAGUE TOURNEY February 4, 5, 6, 1937 Casey, Illinois
Our hopes were very high when wfe entered this tourney, for up till the finals wre had not faced defeat. All of our games of this tournament were exciting. In our first game we played Marshall, whom wre defeated hy the close score of 27-26. The following afternoon we played Effingham in the semi-finals, whom wre managed to defeat 21-19 in a double overtime, thus putting us in the finals. In the final game of the tournament with Oblong our hoys played a very good brand of hall, hut were overcome hy the ability of “Frosty" Sprowl of Oblong to hit the basket, and thus for the first time during the year we came up on the short end of the final score which was 29-26 in favor of Oblong, four times winner of the E. I. League tournament.
REGIONAL TOURNEY March 4, 5, 6, 1937 Casey, Illinois
I bis tournament was the beginning of the elimination for the right to he one of the “sweet sixteen" in the State tournament at Champaign, March 18, 19, and 20.
Our first opponent, met and defeated, was Hutsonville, which we eliminated hy a score of 26-22. We then faced Robinson in the semi-finals. The hoys turned hack the strong Maroon quintet with an advantage of four points, 28-24. Then we entered the finals and faced our jinx team—Oblong. The hoys played a very good brand of hall hut were unable to turn hack the Panthers from Oblong, and came up on the short end with a victory for Oblong. 21-29. —R. Phelps.Thirtv-ninr
Standing: Mgr. Botstick. Cumm. C pt. Taflinger. Hooker. F. Hcnxon. Ho«kin«. Willan. Bell. Franklin. Waggoner, J. Henton.
Money, Long, Shipley, Calim«»e, Wright, Bess, Carey. Burton, Bennett, A»»i»tant Coach S» eeley.
K n••t ling: Alexander, Wil on, Hnlcomli, Swinford, Winatw, Rhoad . Coach Eveland. Hodge. McCollum, Seifrrs, Jour .
Anderson. Sprague. Mgr. Piper, Mgr. A«kin«.
This year Paris High had not only a good varsity basketball team, but a reserve team as well that made an excellent showing. In fact, these boys did even better than their superiors as they lost but one game during the season. Since most of these hoys are either freshmen or sophomores, they should develop into a fast-stepping hall club in the future.
SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT, Casey, Illinois, March 10, 11, 12. and 13. 1937 By placing as runner-up in the Casey Regional we were given the right to enter the Casey Sectional Tournament. andalia opened the tourney with a victory over Allerton. The same evening Charleston won from Brocton. On the second evening we plaved Mattoon and won, 2 -23. and Catlin won from 1 euto-polis. Friday night the semifinals were played, Paris played the undefeated Catlin live, and V andalia facing the strong Charleston quintet. Our boys won
over the Catlin team bv the
OPR TEAM IN ACTION
score of 37-17 and andalia won over Charleston.
fhe finals of the tournament were held Saturday, March 13. This seemed to spell our doom, for the fighting Tigers just couldn't stand the intense strain of an-dalia's fast brand of ball; therefore we fell to our fourth and final defeat of the season with the score of 35-30.
WERE BACKING YOU ALL PARIS HIGH
Rodney is a very aggressive ballplayer, who not only practices the game but also eats and sleeps it. He is one of the best defensive men on the team.
Francis is a very consistent and aggressive player; he played his hest game in the double overtime with Effingham in the E. I. League Tourney.
Jack was one of those boys that could always be depended upon to give all he had on the floor; he will be missed a great deal on next year’s varsity.
“Ship" was out of play the greatest part of the season due to a knee injury in football, but he has proved his worth as a ballplayer in the last few games of the season.
This hoy is only a sophomore and from his work on the floor and his eye for the basket, he should make a very outstanding player in the future.
“Chink" lias controlled the tip in practically all our games this year; he is a good pivot man, and his long arms make him also a very good defensive player.
Hooker is one of these fast stepping sophomores; he played his best game of the year against Oblong in the regional tourney. Watch this boy step next year.
EDGAR COUNTY TROPHIESForty-ime
OUR TEAM IS OUR FAME PROTECTOR
Calimese, although only a sophomore sure knows how to handle that ball; he saw considerable action this year in second team games.
Long is an outstanding ballplayer who should in years to come see considerable action on the first string.
“Zeke” saw quite a hit of action in scheduled games this year, and should develop into a first string man hy next year.
Another hig boy, who should in the next year or so develop into a very good center, though at the present time he is a hit awkward.
“Furniture” will he missed next year for his playing as well as for the fighting spirit he shows in practice and in games.
John proved a very efficient substitute this year as he did not know the meaning of the w'ord “quit”; a very valuable addition to any hall eluh.
E. I. LEAGUE TROPHY
“Bud” is a shifty little player and a good dribbler, who should hy next year develop into the fastest man on the squad.Forty.two
ON BOYS FOB WE EXPECT A
Top Row: Benjamin, Mgr., Bell, Thiel, Apgar. Burnham, Lilian, Kemper, F. Henson, J. Henson, Evans, Davit,
Hutching . Mgr.
Second Row: Coach Eveland, Keys, Deem. Chaney. Shipley, Keefer, Brown, Hall, Henness, Dunlap, Cumm,
Sweelcy. Assistant Coach.
Third Row: Keenen. Bomgardner, Swinford. Wright, Capt. Alexander, Downing, Hamilton, Deem, Jones, Irish, Hodge,
( loach E. Vi. Eveland’s track team of 1936 showed just as much superiority on the field and track as his basketball boys did on the hardwood, having the most successful season that F. H. S. has seen in a number of years.
Vie started our debut on the track on April 11, by defeating Gerstmeyer Tech of Terre Haute 54% to 44% points. The second event on the program was the dual meet with Redmon. which we won by the decisive score of 91-26. One of the leading events of our track schedules of the past year was the Indian Relays at Lawrenceville, in which Emil Keifer took first place in the high jump, ami our relay team came in fourth, giving us a total of eleven points and eighth place in the meet.
Looking further down the column, we sec that we won the Eastern Illinois League trophy in a very closely contested battle on our own Tiger Field, with Casey close behind with a difference of only one point. On April 28 we encountered Georgetown, and won 76 to 46.
It was on May 2, that we copped the Edgar County Meet with 62 points; Redmon placed second with 24. On the evening of May 9, three of our hoys,
Donovon Brown, Fred Deem, and Emil Keifer (juali-fied at tin District Meet in Mattoon to go to the State Meet at Champaign on May 15-16.
VICTORY FROM YOU PARIS HIGH"!
Kneeling: Sprague. Griffin, Wilton, Tallinger, Exans, Hooker, Money, Bell, Elledge, Kile, Iri»h, Waggoner, Kevt, Cumin,
Second Rote: A kin, Winan , Jonrt, Hlanford. Alexander, Tarkitl, Scifr« ». (!. Hlioad . Killion. E. Henton, W il««.n, H.
Anderton. Ashley. Oliver, Coach Eveland.
Third Run-: Scott, M. Bennett, Stoinford, Seeley, Long, Francis, Willan, W. Rhoads, Cochran, Calimese, Whitlock.
Although tilt regular basketball season does not start until Thanksgiving, preliminary practice anti training start about the second week of school. Coach Eveland issues sweat suits to the boys who are going out for basketball, or to those boys that want to get in a little early training for track. There is a definite routine to he followed in this cross-country running. Coach tells us bow to run
each day and then sees that it is done. The main
purpose in this type of training is to get the boys in condition for the coining basketball season. The boys who are out for football get out of this kind of work.
During the early fall we do this running and then go home. Later on. some balls are thrown out on the floor so we can get some practice at trying to put the ball through the hoop.
The climax of all this training is the final crosscountry race. This race is eight times around the track which is equivalent to two miles. This year there were two such races—one for freshmen only and one for all who were out. The winner of the latter was Jack Hodge, sophomore. He and the four men closest to him will receive track letters if they come out for track in the spring.
This form of training is very effective by helping the players get in condition, bv giving them something to do after school. —Rodney Bell, 38.
THE WORK IN THE GIRLS’ ATHELETIC ASSOCIATION
Front Rote: Glrckler. Mean . Swtrlfy, Krurger, ’Sfbfr, Frul . Bristow, Anthony, Stridl, Staley, Hamblin. Richr«on,
H limerick house.
Second Rote: Darden. Hardy. Mathews, Zimmerly. Richardson. Crable, Headley, Preston, Pedersen. Southard. Smittkamp,
Parker. Preston. Moody.
Third Rtne: Miss Martin, Ogden, Spung, Zimmerly. W right, Shaw , Andrews, Kuhn, Russell, Harris, Fisher, Heckler,
Sexson, Major, Reed.
Fourth Ron ■ Bonner, Myers, Shan. Hodgr. Hires. Well . Carre.I. Green, Griffin. Jarodftky. Bennett. Sunkel. Foley, Cline. Fifth Row: Tarhle, North, Smith, M. Welter, Cone, Cotton. It. Welter, Clenn. June .
The Girls’ Athletic Association
The old saying “All work and no |»lav makes Jack a dull boy” is just as characteristic in industrial centers as in other phases of life. In our industrial plant, the high school, one form of recreation ami rest from work is the G.A.A. organization.
This year the G.A.A. has a membership of sixty-three, twenty-five of whom are freshmen. The meetings are held every other Wednesday after school. The officers lead the discussions, and Miss Carrie Martin is our able instructor.
Last fall the G.A.A. had a “buddy” breakfast for new members. It was held at the lake; the menu was bacon, eggs, and cocoa. We enjoyed three hikes during the autumn, one to the lake, one to Sulphur Springs, and another to the golf links. During the winter we played basketball, and ended our season with a tournament. In January we had an informal initiation for new members, and later we had the formal one. When the weather became warmer we played outdoor games, such as hockey and tennis.
The members received points or credits for their various activities such as tennis, walking, hockey, volleyball, dancing, and skiing. They also kept training rules and received points for doing so. When a girl has six hundred points she is entitled to a numeral; twelve hundred points entitle her to the letter “P”; sixteen hundred points to tin letter “I”; and two thousand points to a blue felt emblem of the state of Illinois.
At the end of the year the three or four girls who have earned the highest number of points are sent to a G.A.A. Camp with all expenses paid.
—Betty Headley, ’37.Forty-five
AND GYM NASH M ACTIVITIES TEST CO-ED STRENGTH
I. Alii hour rl«M. 2. Belly Headley. 3. Margaret Kirltard on. 4. Marshall play-day group. 3. Shaw, Fi»her. 6. C.A.A.
officers. 7. Basketball Champions.
Physical Education (lasses
The physical training classes for girls arc large this year because of the many girls in school. Miss Carrie Martin is the instructor for all classes ami spends much of her time organizing and supervising the various sports and games.
The freshmen have spent most of their time participating in soccer, volley hall, kick baseball, tumbling, long base, standing and walking stunts, basketball elements, social dancing and folk dancing. The sophomores have engaged in many interesting sports such as tap dancing, play-ground hall, volley hall, soccer, jumping, throwing, tumbling, basketball, running, kicking and climbing events, balance, social rhythms, social games and contests, ami pyramids. The juniors have engaged in indoor baseball, soccer, horse shoes, volley ball, shuffleboard, deck tennis, clog dancing, social dancing, basketball, and the new sport, table tennis. Although the senior class is small this year, many of the girls have enjoyed gym classes and the various games such as baseball, fleck tennis, and volley hall; and have also had experience in officiating, refereeing, umpiring, social dancing, and natural dancing. Miss Martin grades her gym classes on appearance, posture, class attitude, and achievement tests.
The two new sports, table tennis and badminton, are very popular and well liked among the girls. There are now three new tables made by Mr. Hunter, one for the girls, one for the hoys, and the other for the noon hour co-recreation period for out-of-town pupils. —Betty Headley, 37.Forty-aix
CHEER LEADERS AM) MANAGERS
WOLFE, STEIDL, ENGLISH, LAMB. BROWN
I his year the hoys have worked hard to improve the cheering. Their work has not been in vain, lor the cheering section at Paris High is now something to be proud of.
This is a new yell dedicated to the basketball team.
Taflinger! Tafiingcr! he's our man; If he can't do it. Bell can.
Bell! Bell! he's our man;
If he can't do it, Willan can. Willan! Willan! he’s our man:
If he can't do it Henson can. Henson! Henson! lie’s our man;
If he can’t do it Franklin can. Franklin! Franklin! lie's our man: If he can't do it—NOBODY can.
WILLIAM BOSSTICK — This is Bills second year as manager for our Paris Tigers, and we hope it is not his last, for he has met the demands of the position efficiently.
VAYDEN PIPER—“Small hut mighty” is the synonym for Vayden; always where he is supposed to he and when. He will be missed a great deal next year.Forty-»rvrn
THE SECOND STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT—THE CLASS OF 1939
Jack Hodge—President Betty Southard—Vice President Joseph Sullivan—Secretary Si e Tahlinger Treasurer
Last year, as freshmen, entered the doors of Paris High The Class of 39. a group few of whom were shy.
In numbers we re not mighty, one hundred fifty though;
That we're enthusiastic and loyal you all know.
We soon felt well-acquainted with the ways of our new school.
And before long were at home here as a general rule.
In studies some of us worked hard and so rejoiced to see That freshmen on tin Honor Roll totaled twenty-three.
We took part in the Carnival, helped make it a success,
And in other activities were noticed, we confess.
One red letter occasion that happened in the spring
Was the famous “auto party where freshmen had their fling.
Then before we knew it finals rolled around.
And school was out, and suddenly as sophomores we were found. September came, ami with it new subjects and new teachers.
And extra-class activities loomed as important features.
Our class election named for us as president. Jack Hodge,
With Betty Southard to assist: hard work she'd never dodge;
Joe Sullivan, our secretary, a hoy we knew could work,
As treasurer Sue Taflinger. who’s never been a “shirk.”
In sports we then did enter and made ourselves a name,
’Cause football, track, and basketball brought 39 great fame.
The girls sat on the side-lines and cheered with all their might For their colleagues whose brawn and skill let them for Paris fight.
Some members, too. were musical, and orchestra and chorus Found our class quite talented and furnished chances for us.
Operetta and a comedy showed thirty-nine a way To get some stage experience by being in a play.
We can’t forget the Tiger Mirror on whose staff sophomores rate.
Nor one more fine activity for some of us, debate.
A future bright and glowing one may safely prophesy For this our class whose record rates A Plus at Paris High.
—Martha Bandy, 39.Forty-eight
THE SECOND STAGE
First Hole: Fred Adams. Georgrann Clem. Wilmetli Cochran, Raymond Francis. Mary Alice Broadband. Oakley Blan-ford. Martha Handy. George Clark.
Second Rote: Harold Anderson. Holier!
Cash, Pauline Duller, Cornelius Ashley. Belly I.on Burge , Ruth Anthony, Jean Hahrork, Norma Clark. Roland Brown.
Third Rote: John B’air, Ramon limn-gardnrr, Merna Chainey, barren Allen. Russell Alexander. Margaret Avery, Marjorie Cassity, Ruth Cassady, Richard Cary.
First Row: Adda Mae Guthrie, Helen
Dyer, Dorothy Cummins, James Davis, Annetta Grass, Maxine Cundiff, Louise Fleming.
Second Row: Paula Sue Ford. Harold
Dawson. Mary Belle Essinger, Eugene Collier, Charles Edwards. Kathleen Cunningham.
Third Rote: Norma Cooley, Violet Ciis-ham. Jane Grisham, Maiy Martha Gilbert. Betty Frut . Walter Colvin.
First Rote: Jack Hancock, Betty Harrison, Marie Isaac. Floyd Henson, Betty llelfrirh, Virginia Hodge, Ralph Hooker. Betty Harlhank.
Second Rote: Janie lri h, Virginia
Johnston. Betty Harris, Charles Irish. Nadine Howell, Mildred Judy, Doris Higgins, Dorothy Headley.
Third Row: Lloyd Alan Hank . Helen
Hires. Jack Hodge, Mary Louise Holliday. Joan Hall, Pauline Hamblin. Martha Holaday, Joan Huls.Forty-nine
THE CLASS OF 1939
First How: Harold Onbornr, Uuiic Mullen. Grover Neal, Jim Money, June North, Harold Luther, Charles David Long. Ruth Miller.
Second How: Willard Moody. Marguerite Little. France Nadin, Richard Knight, Walter My era. William Murphy, Zora Belle Meadow .
ThinI How: J. I). Loy, Carolyn Lamb. David Laughlin. Lyle MeEvoy, Robert Cash, Harriet Morris, Francis Keenen.
First How: Martha Powers, Johanne
Kedmon, Lester Spung, Kathryn Riehe. •on. Carolyn Parker, Norval Seeley. Gladys Keel, Thelma Spung.
Second How: Morris Kamho, Walter
Poor. Maxine Sisson, John Piper, Lloyd Peters, Betty Southard, Dorothy Simes.
Third How: David Reynolds. Julia Fern Hirhey. Carl Rhoads, Mildred Preston, Charles Allen Rhoads, Charles Srifres, Helen Smittkamp.
First How: Robert Ve»lal, Betty Sleiill.
Joseph Sullivan. Ruth Thiel. Vent Thompson, Martha Tomlinson, Earl Wilson.
Second How: Robert bright, Harry Wil-• on. Marguret Weber. Kathryn W ilhoit, J. K. Wetzel, Jane Wil»on, Mary Wyatt. Eugene Thomas.
Third How: Lax erne Wilson, Herbert
Whitlork. Susanne Taflinger. Philip V inaiiv Wilbur Swinford, Eula Weaver, Edward Wright.Three Little Maids of Paris TJi h
Three little maids of Paris High Are through the daily grind;
With school clay o'er and evening nigh, Their cares are left behind.
They leave the building light at heart,
A smile adorns each face;
With thoughts of evening, they depart With feminine ease and grace.
On the morrow thev‘11 return With new-found vim and zest Because these little maids still yearn 1 o pass the high school test.
—Byron Lucas, ’37.EAUTY
OF Ol ll 1 1(0III I T
The selling quality of a product is often increased by its appearance and beauty. In high school we have a very similar situation. It is through the class plays, operettas, glee clubs and orchestra that our artistic ability is shown. Each year there are two class plays, one by the juniors in the winter, and the other by the seniors in May. The operetta is annually sponsored by the glee clubs, and the proceeds are spent for material for the music department. In high school there are three glee clubs, the hoys’, the girls’, and the girls chorus. These three groups take part in several contests during the year and also sing for various organizations. One can easily see that the high school is benefited by these expressions of artistic ability in much the same manner as the product is by its beauty ami attractiveness.Fifty. I tco
The Hoys ( alee Club of Paris High School consists of twenty-three members, and their organization meets two days a week, Monday and Wednesday. At the time of the election of officers; Edward Vi right was chosen for President, John Allen Harris for ice-President, and Donald Feutz for Secretary and Treasurer.
To enter this organization, each member must pay twenty-five cents a semester which, in turn, is used to buy music. Miss Ethel B. Hougham is tin instructor, and the Glee (Hub is advancing rapidly in the knowledge of music under her able supervision.
Two members of the Glee Club. Donald Feutz and Harold Lindsey, represented the Paris Glee Club in a concert in the All-State High School Chorus at Champaign, held at the time of the High School Conference.
I wo other very interesting activities of the Glee Club were the presentation of the operetta, "The Buccaneers,v on February 25, 1937 and the Eastern Illinois League Contest which was held Apri 1 24, 1937.
I be Eastern Illinois League Contest is always anticipated as a time when all the High Schools in Eastern Illinois compete for honors in music, track, and oratory. I rophies arc awarded to the winners of this meet down to fourth place. Intent on winning this meet, the Hoys’ Glee Club worked bard to place ami do their part for Paris.
—Harold Lindsey, ‘37.
The Boys’ Glee Club
“THE MUSIC IN n HEART I BORE
Front Rote: O'Hair. Atkin, Stanfield. Brown, Killion. Owens, Martin, i.uras. Second Row: Phelps, Wetzel, Dawson. Wilson, Srifres, bright, Lindsey, Haneork.
Third Row: Lamb. Winans. Feutz, Steidl, Laughlin. Harris, Wolfe, Dickinson.Fifty‘three
LONG AFTER IT WAS HEARD NO MORE"
Front hoic: Morri . Bright, Glenn, I). Bilby, Danner, l.iltlr, Feutg, Anthony, D. Ibadlry, Mndowi.
Second Rote: B. Headley, Barker, Helfrich. Taflinger. W inan . Gri'bam. F. Bilby, Hanihlin. Weaver. Si» on. Norman. Third Row: Harthauk, Lamb. Gilbert. Burgett. Kedman. Jour . Wheeler. Well . Zimmerly, Grablr, CundilT.
Tlie Girls' Glee Club
'file Girls Glee Club, an organization which has existed since 1913. is composed of thirty-two members this year. Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon these girls meet in Hoorn 20 under the leadership of the music supervisor. Miss Ethel B. Hougham.
This year the girls sang for the Teachers’ Institute, for the Farmers’ Institute, and at tlie Presbyterian Church. For the Rotary Club and the Armistice Day program at the high school the girls sang a group of war songs which were arranged hv Miss Hougham for the occasion. Early in the year two of the members, Dorothy Headley and Katherine Jane Gilbert, represented Paris in the All-State Chorus in Champaign. Later on, the girls sang in the Eastern Illinois Contest for which the required selection was “Celtic Lullaby’ by Hugh Robertson. As has been the custom for many years, they sang also at Commencement. They appeared, too, as part of the Chorus in the operetta, "The Buccaneers.
Some of the selections which tin girls sing are “He Shall Feed His Flock by Handel. “Memories" by Lehar, “Japanese Lullaby’ by Ringer Nordlander, “Roses of Picardy” by Haydn Wood, “The Sleigh by korcntz-Baldwin. and “Morning Now Beckons,’ a Czechoslovakian folk-song.
Early in the year the following officers were elected: president, Carolyn Parker; vice-president, Betty Feutz; secretary-treasurer, Marguerite Little; pianist, Edna Feme Norman.
—Marguerite Little, ‘39.“MUSIC IS THE
I NIVERSAL LANGl GE"
Fmni Row: J rod«ky. St i«ll. M. Bandy. Harrison. Thoma . Broadhur !. Engl if h. Firming. Gilbert.
SrronH Row: Hire. U r||». Griffin. Cunningham. Pretton. Aire. Clem, (iarprnlrr. Brrrdord. Gamer. Wilbur. Gordon, Gale.
Third Row: Workman, bright, Bennett, Southard. Hire . Weed, Chainey. Holliday, Hrrkler, Travis, Smith. M. Bandy. Fourth Row: Givan . Myer . Hancock. Krueger. Miller. Cummin . Wilson. Holing. H. Ca ady, J. .a «ady. Sex on. Major.
The Girls’ Chorus
Miss Hougham organized the Girls Chorus in September, with about fifty members. Selected from all classes of the high school, this group lias delighted lbe student body on many occasions with musical selections. The girls at present are doing three-part singing, this being the second year for work of tins type. Miss Betty Southard acts as accompanist, and much of the success of the chorus is duo to her ability.
ur high school is fortunate in having this organization, which entertained at the Christmas party by singing “The Dance of the Sugar Plums bv L. E. Orth and "He Shall Eeed His Flocks by Handel-Koutz. It also aided in leading the school in rounds. On February twenty-fifth, the girls sang in the chorus of ” I be Buccaneers, a two act operetta. Last of all they participated in the Eastern Illinois League contest in April, singing "Green Cathedral and a selected number.
I am sure that in the years to come, as we turn our memories back, we will olten recall these days of gladness spent under the capable direction of Miss Ethel B. Hougham in the Girls Chorus.
I be chorus is efficiently organized under the leadership of: president, Martha Bandy; vice-president, Martha Heckler; secretary-treasurer, Emma Ruth W right.
—Emma Ruth right, '38.Fifty-five
WE ARE THE Ml SIC
Front Rou: Prr»lon. Jonr on. O’Brien. Bishop. Wells.
Hark Rote: Kamho. Blair. Lewis, l.amh. Bennett. Kngli li. Burgetl, Steidl.
Th ‘ ()rchestra
The orchestra of '37 is composed of: seven violinists. John O’Brien and Olive Ruth Joneson, first; Allen Bishop, Mae Wells, Betty Krueger, second; Mildred Preston, third; and Helen Carrel], fourth: two clarinets, Robert Lamb, first, and James Bennett and Lloyd Lewis, second; two trumpets, George English, first and Jack Steidl, second; one xylophone, Morris Rambo; one trombone, Wendell Blair; a flute, Paul Gregg; an accordion, Mary Reel: and Jane Burgett, pianist.
Both the xylophonist and flute player joined the orchestra after the above picture was taken. The flute player, Paul Gregg, came to Paris High School from Dayton, Ohio, where he was a member of the high school orchestra. There has never been either an accordion or flute player in the orchestra before. Both instruments fill in and add to tlx harmony.
The orchestra played this year at the junior and senior class plays, as well as at the operetta, “The Buccaneers,” where the following numbers were given: Allegiance—a march: the waltz—Harbor of Dreams; a novelette number— Golden Rod; and in closing, the march—Cavalry Charge.
New books were ordered this year, “Fox’s Favorite Orchestra Folio” for entertainment purposes and “Fox’s Old Masters Folio” for work at rehearsals.
At the first session the following officers were elected; president, George English; vice-president, Boh Lamb; and secretary-treasurer. Olive Ruth Joneson.
—Olive R. Joneson, ‘38.Fifty six
BEAUTY AND GRACE ARE OUTSTANDING
Wfhfr, Ilodff , Wright, Bandy. Gille»py. R. Wittirk. Sunkcl, M. J. I'illirk, Crahl . Tarhle, Whrrlrr, Mnrrit, Shipley.
Bri tow Kimble
May Fete, 1936
A May Fete which depicted “The Peace of the Nations’ was presented by some three hundred high school and Mayo girls. May 15, 1936. in the gymnasium.
The great doors swung wide and the new Queen of the May. Marian Sunkel, whose identity had been a secret, entered, followed by her attendants. With great ceremony she was crowned by Peace, also a queen in her own realm. She called together many nations in a plan to promote goodwill among the countries of the world. She felt that if the citizens of these countries could meet ami know each other, play and dance together, through these associations they would attain a love for their fellow heings and ahhor thoughts of warring on one another.
American sailors introduced us to our new-found friends, and interest was first centered on a group of carefree farm children dancing “Pop Goes the Weasel.” Next to make their appearance were Hungarian peasants, who danced their native “Csebogar.” Then came Sweden, whose peasants delighted us with Gustaf’s Skoal. Germany, an important nation at our conference, showed us the Westphalian Peasant Dance. Another type of native Hungarian dance was given us in Csardas. French vineyard workers showed us how they plant the seeds, invoke the spirits to give a good harvest, and make merry at their good fortune.
The Court Jester entertained us with a tap dance and acrobatics. We then sawf in succession, the American Barn Dance for Three, the English Waves of Tory, the Italian Tarantella, and the Irish Lilt. A beautiful Spanish lady enthralled us with her grace and charm. The Greeks gave us a dance study, “Horses”; we saw a Russian Cossack Dance and an American Clog.Fifty-neven
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ANNUAL MAY FETE
Irish till. Court Jr.lrr. Ku««ian Co «ark. Wmtphalian l,ra anl. Csrbugar, F by steal Ed’s Clog, Hungarian Csardas.
May Fete, 1936
No May festival would be complete without a May Pole Dance, and at its conclusion the natives of all the countries joined in a final dance to honor the Queen of the May and express their desire to do away with war and live in peace happily with each other.
Maid of Honor Carolyn Gillespv
Senior Attendants. . Helen Jane Randy
Kathryn Jane Morris
Junior Attendants. .. Reta Weber
Mary Alice Tarble
Flower Girls Alice Bristow
Crown Bearer Tommy Davis
Train Hearers Marv Jo Vi it tick
Peace Ret tv Crable
The entire production was directed by Miss Martin through the girls’ gvin classes. Miss Hougham, Kathryn Jane Gilbert, and Ruth Eleanor Hunter were accompanists for the dances.Fifty-right
“ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE, AND ALL
Sralnt: Shipley. I)e Lana. O'Hair. Spicer, Alkinunn, Wolfe.
Standing■ Lamh. Morri . Itrown, ||p.|, ( ille p , Siilliwin. Dirknt.on. Ilolaml. Trujnlon.
The class of 1936 presented "Boston Blues” in the High School Auditorium, May 28. 1936. The entire action of this three act play occurs in the drawingroom of an old established family of Boston aristocrats, the Ellsworths.
The dominating member of the family is Grandmother Ellsworth, amusingly and convincingly played by Josephine Spicer. Returning home from abroad, she discovers that her three grand-children. Margaret (Carolyn Gillespy I, Dan (Robert Trogdon), and Antoinette (Martha O’Hair), have upset her carefully laid plans for their matrimonial, business, and educational future. A series of complications involves the lives of Margaret’s unwilling fiance, Clifford Haines (Boh Best}, her author-swain, Michael Young (Philip Sullivan), Rita d’Alvarez, a charming Cuban girl (Emily Ann Wolfe), and Tim Rooney (Howard Boland), a boisterous young Irishman; however matters are finally straight-cued out by Tony to the amazement of George Ellsworth (Robert Atkinson) the eccentric professor-father, Phillip Ellsworth (Don Morris) an uncle, the Reverend Dr. Aylwood (William Dickenson), and Monsieur Duval (Donovan Brown). The maid (Kathryn Shipley), Cora, the cook (Virginia Lamh), and taxi driver (Joseph De Lana) also enter briefly into the story.
The unusually attractive setting, arranged by Emily Ann W olfe, a capable cast, and the excellent direction of Mrs. Hazel Coady ami Miss Betty Lou Hunter made "Boston Blues’’ a comedy to he remembered in class play history.
—Marian Hodge, ‘37.Fifty-nine
THE MEN AND WOMEN MERELY PLAYERS”
Sealed: Goodrum. B. Steidl, Cary. Drrm, Tarlilr, J. Slridl, Wrlirr.
Standing: Harris, l.unr, Colton, Feutx, Herne, Plirlp , V iioilliri«l|if, l.indtey, Finher, K. Slridl.
“She Stoops to Conquer"'
"She Stoops to Conquer” was acclaimed by all as a huge success. The play, written by Oliver Goldsmith, portrays a case of mistaken identity, during which young Charles Marlowe falls in love with Miss Hardcastle, believing her to hi a mere barmaid. Tony Lumpkin, son of Mrs. Hardcastle by a former marriage, directs Marlowe and his friend to the Hardcastle’s home, saying it is an inn, as he wishes to play a joke on his step-father. Upon arriving at the home Mr. Marlowe is presented to Miss Hardcastle, but Marlowe is the sort of gentleman who is very ill at ease in the presence of ladies of his own class, being extremely hashful. and seems to lose control of his wits. On, the other hand, when among voting girls not of his class, for instance barmaids, he becomes quite at ease and even flirts with them. When first presented to Miss Hardcastle he is so ill at ease and shy that he does not look her in the face. Therefore, when he meets her dressed in a simple morning gown with a hunch of keys at her waist, he thinks she is the barmaid. Her charms and pretty features captivate him. and he falls in love with her. Imagine his embarrassment when he finds she is not a barmaid, hut M iss Hardcastle, the girl his father wishes him to marry. Therein is the love interest of the play.
Miss Hardcastle.......Sara J. Reese
Mrs. Hardcastle......Mary A. Tarble
Miss Neville.............Reta Weber
Tony Lumpkin.........Gordon Colson
Mr. H ardcastle..........Jack Steidl
Mr. Marlowe............Donald Feutz
Mr. Hastings..........Raymond Steidl
Sir Charles Marlowe.... R. Phelps
Stingo, the landlord J. A. Harris
Dolly, the maid........M. A. Fisher
Mary, barmaid.....................F. Woodbridge
“THE PLAYS THE THING”
CAST AM) CHORUS
l he Buccaneer
The action of 1 lie entire play, “The Buccaneers,” look place on tlie deck of the yacht “Caprice” sailing in lhe Caribbean. On hoard are its commander, Captain Stuhhs, and his crew, among whom are Snoop, the mate, a thinly disguised villain; his henchman, Sneek; a simple lout: and Smith, a sailor with a mysterious past. The Caprice put in at Key West to take on Senator Bunkham and his wife, Martha, with their charming daughter, Constance, and a bevy of her young friends as well as the Senator’s unmarried sister, Abigail.
Smith and Constance were observed in their romantic inclinations and separated, and the captain discovered Snoop and Sneek before they accomplished their fell design. They both escaped, and the captain was left to navigate the ship alone, a task of which he was quite incapable. However, just when the outlook is darkest, Constance recalls that Smith can pull them through, a thing which he does with so much vigor that he becomes the man of the hour as the curtain falls upon Act One.
The second stanza finds the Caprice hoarded in the gray, misty hours of the dawn hv Snoop, Sneek. and their pirate confreres. The crew and guests are ready to walk the plank when Constance saves them all by consenting to marry Snoop.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Captain Stuhhs............ R. Lamb
Sneek....................B. W inans
John Smith J. Steidl
Senator Bunkham..................L. Wolf
Commander Cabot........H. Lindsay
Stage Manager........J. A. HarrisSixty-one
THE THIRD STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT—THE CLASS OF 1938
Allkn Carey—President Merle Cummings l ice President Mari a n Bonn er Secretary-T reas.
BONNER CUMMINGS CAREY
(Hass I listory
After two years of industry ami cooperation among the class members, to the third year material is attributed the title oi “upper classmen. I his is a position to which every freshman aspires. ith this honor there comes to our class of ‘38 the necessity for responsibility, dignity, and judgment. However, we think we have proved our ability to meet these requirements by the record of our first two successful years.
Entering high school in ‘34 as contestants in a four year game, we won the kick-oil' with the highest score in scholarship, and since that time to our present third quarter we have given our opponents keen competition. Our members of the basketball teams have helped to win many victories lor Paris High, including last year’s highest triumph in twenty-five years—a place in the State Basketball Tournament. Other high notes have been played on the scale ol endeavor by our musical students. Beginning with minor parts in the operetta in the spring of 1935, wre now boast a member of the junior class as leading lady.
The second quarter of this fascinating game, known as sophomore year, brought laurels to our class through G.A.A., debate, and also in the crowning event of the year—the May Fete. Now, first half of this third quarter, the junior year, is nearing the end. Already we have to our credit a most successful class play, “The Patsy ’ I bis was the result of untiring efforts on the part of our coaches and good team work bv our class, both the members of the cast and those who contributed in various ways to the success of the play. As the culminating event of this quarter we have the junior-senior banquet and prom, after which we shall send the seniors out into the cold world with our blessing.
We’re looking forward to the fourth or last quarter, when we expect to reach our goal with colors flying!
—Isabel Andrews. ‘38.Sixty-two
THE THIRD STAGE
First Row: l ahrl Andrews, Jour 1111rw•-11. Manner Anderson. Betty Kandy, Faye Brrkcr, ended Blair, Helen Carpen-ler.
Second Ron: Catherine Carpenter. Allen Bi-hop, Krum-tli Bower . Allen Carey, Marian Bonner, Jean Burns.
Third Ron : Nye Bouslog, irginia Chew, Jaiue Bennett. Hazel Chew, Kodney Bell. Forrest Campbell.
First Row: Merle Cummings, Helen
English, Harold Elledge. Pauline Coffman. Waller Elliott, June Elsbrrrjr, Phyllis Eveland.
Second Row: Marrella Cooper. Harry
Donahey, Virginia Edwards. Kathleen Cone. Betty Crahle. Charles Downing, I.eon Crawley.
Third Row: Paul Evitt, Georgia Cum-
mings, George Eugli h. Earl Dunn, Jane Downing, Margaret Cline, Martha Eve-land.
First Row: Katherine J. Gilbert, Ber-
nard Hick . Kathryn Forrum, Mary Frances Hick . Burnette Hirk . Juanita Clerkler.
Set nod Row: William Heuuess, Zei
Gumm. Bonnie Gale, Eileen Gibbon-, Carl (Heckler. Grady Hamilton.
Third Row: Max Hickman. Estes llid.lie. I.eo Hardy.Sixty three
THE CLASS OF 1938
First Now: (irons l.amb. Hriisilta Kuhn. Lugene Keys, Oliver H. Joneson, Francis Ho-kins, Florrnrf Hiimerirk-hoii'p, Paul Horn.
Second .on; Paul McMahon, Janie McCollum. Anna li. I.iiallru. Jack How-erlon, Frieda KaufTman. Russell I.il-tcral. Floraine Judy.
Third How: Lloyd Lewis, N irginia Hus lon, Herbert Kile. Hubert Lamb. Her-nadiue Kraemer.
First Row: Allen Schwartz, Mary I).
Russell. June Ogden. U ayne Mattingly, Mary Reel, Louise Hedden, Lila Pennington.
Second Ron: Wayne Perkin-on. Dwight Miller, Norma J. Hurkmaii. Delore-Orb-. Alice Pedersen, Hetty P. Myer . Lucille HadclilTe.
Third Hou-: William Phrlp . Aline New. man, Bessie Peck. Harriet Parrish, Mary II. Payne, Cathern Mullen. Hetty Lou Myer .
First Hole: Palmer Tate. Fmma K.
right, Raymond Shipley. inifred Weberg, June! Winans, Lyle Lilian.
Second How: Leonard Wolfe, June an-dev enter, John Taflinger. Carl Winan . Hetty Turner. Hubert Thorpe.
Third How: Ceorgena Winans, Max
% illiams, Rose Stroll, (dura Belle Smith. Jennie Trine. Hetty Weber, La Fern Swinford.Aii Ode to the Drinking Fountain
From early morn till afternoon.
Again between the classes.
Around the fountain students mill In undistinguished masses.
And thru the halls upstairs and down These thirsty students run Until too much of noise prevails,
Ami teachers spoil the fun.
Each person airs his pet dislike While waiting for his turn.
The drinking fountain’s quite the place The current news to learn.
—Byron Lucas, ’37.UTILITY
OF OFII PRODUCT
Although many times an article is attractively wrapped and packaged, it is not only its appearance, but its practicability and usefulness that really count. Similarly it is the purpose of extra-curricular activities to have a definite use.
Organizations in Paris High typifying this idea are: Debate, offering splendid training in public speaking and concise thinking; Future Farmers of America, providing instruction for the hoys engaged in the largest industry in America; the Tiger Mirror, giving training in journalism; the Writers Club, offering opportunities for creative writing to faculty members and students; the Home Economies Club, interesting girls in homemaking; and the Arena Staff, providing experience in editing and publishing. These are the utilities of the Paris High School.Sixly-tix
KEKPING ABREAST OF THE NEWS AND
Seated: Dffm, Rhoad§, llabrork. I.illlr. Weberg. Parker. Handy. Rrnun.
Standing: Wrlli, Swceley, Schwarts, Carrdl, Harlbank. Coltinpham, Phrlps. I.amb, Clapp, Tarblc, Lamb, Owen . Colton.
The Tiger Mirror
A school paper was first introduced in P. H. S. some thirty-three years ago. Phis paper was called “The Orange and the Black. For some unknown reason, this journalistic effort failed. However, about 1927. a new paper, the "Tiger Echo,” edited hy Joe Murphy took its place. It was a small bi-monthly issue. Along came the depression and the "Tiger Echo” was forced under. Then in 1936 came prosperity again, and out of the ruins of the old paper arose a new sheet larger and more glorious than the old. The name of the successful undertaking is the "Tiger Mirror.”
Much credit is due Mr. Clapp and Mr. Cottingham for their splendid assistance in bringing the paper hack to P. H. S. The students take this opportunity to extend to them their personal thanks and appreciation. The post of Editor is most capably filled hy Winifred Weberg, who is aided hy the Associate Editors, Carolyn Parker, Marguerite Little, and Jean Babcock. Other members of the staff are: Boh Phelps. Advertising; Harriet Morris, Assistant; Charles Bli oads. Circulation; Norval Seeley, Assistant.
This journal has the regular departments of a city newspaper: news, editorial. sports, society, and advertising. Every activity in the school is represented in the papers, as our staff of reporters is assigned to regular runs, so that nothing may be overlooked. Ibis applies to assemblies, classes, organizations, and the activities of the school as a whole. Every bit of news is carefully recorded. The “Tiger Mirror” is a newspaper of the students, hy the students, and for the students, reflecting the life of Paris High School.Sixty-seven
PRESERVING THE RECORDS FOR THE FUTURE
Sealed: Fhrlpt, Hrjdlry, Brubaker. Steidl. Colson. right. Shaw.
Standing: Kirhunlonn. Tarble. Hirkman. Norman. Frutx. Whnltr, Hodge. Andrew . Randy. Everett.
The honor of publishing the twenty-eighth edition of The Arena falls, this year, upon the class of ‘37. The stall positions have always been a great honor to which all cannot attain. Every year, however, one of the first activities of the Senior class is to select the stair members. Then they immediately cTioose the theme for their book and plan the different ways for financing it. We have attempted a new idea in our hook this year, and may we here give a vote of thanks to Miss right, the originator of the idea, whose guiding hand has helped it to materialize into The Arena of 1937.
Editor in Chief Jack Steidl
Assistant Sara Jane Reese
Business Manager Usher Cordon Colson
Assistant ............................................ John Bruhaker
Art Editor Margaret Richardson
Assistant .. ... Mary Alice Tarhle
Organization Editor .............................................Avia Hickman
Personal Editor Margaret Wright
Assistant .............................................. Phoebe Shaw
Feature Editor...............................................Elizabeth Wheeler
Assistant .......Marian Hod-.
Snapshot Editor Donald Fonts
Assistant Edna Fern Norman
Girls Sports Editor Betty Headley
Boys’ Sports Editor Robert Phelps
Junior Editor Isabel Andrews
Sophomore Editor........................................ Martha Bandy
Freshman Editor ..........................................Cleo EverettSixty-eight
TO CREATE ABILITY IN ARGl MENTATION
Seatnl: O’Hair. Rrmr, Hnrli tra »rr. Lillie. Weherp. Standing: Steidl. Best, Clapp. Alexander.
The debate subject for Iasi year was: Resolved, that the several stales
should enaet legislation providing for a complete system of medical care available to all citizens at public expense. The affirmative team was composed of Frances Alexander, Winifred Weberg, and Hob Best and was coached by Mr. I .rally ii Clapp. The negative team consisted of Sara Jane Reese Jack Steidl and Martha O Hair, with Miss Addie Hochstrasser as coach.
Before the debate season started, practice debates wrcre held, and the teams appeared before the Elhridgc Club and the Monday Club.
The first scheduled debate was February 12th. The affirmative met and defeated Westfield on home ground, while the negative trusted their lives to Mr. Little who drove them to Newton, over a field of ice. There they met a sad disappointment, for the judges had failed to arrive! The postponed debate was held in Charleston the next week, and Paris won.
The next scheduled debate was February 26th. The negative team remained at home and won, while the affirmative journeyed to Effingham and won. The negative team owe Marguerite Little a vote of thanks for substituting for Jack Steidl who was ill.
The next debate was March 10th. The negative won at Robinson, while the affirmative triumphed over Casey.
I he next event on the debate calendar was the District Meet at Normal, Illinois. As E. I. League Champs, the Paris teams presented themselves at Normal with high hopes and were successful in turning back Tuscola and Rankin, hut met their first and only defeats against Pontiac and Pekin.
—Sara Jane Reese "37.Sixty-nine
Seated: Lillie. W«berg, lifflfr, Rfftf, Hirlnun. bright.
Standing: Dayton, Andrew , Wens. Steidl. Tarble. Ru.tII. Blair, jone.on. Cottingham. William . Clapp. Horh«lra rr.
The Writers’ Club is still carrying on. Although we lost a number ol our original members hv graduation last year, we have taken in some new students this year, nearly all of whom are Juniors. These were Mary Dulin Russell, Eleanor Jane Burgett, and Wendell Blair. Mr. (Nottingham came in as a new faculty member.
It is a rule of the club that each member must read an original paper at least once a year. This year such illustrious names as Mary Alice I arhle. Sara Jane Reese, Eleanor Jane Burgett, Mary Dulin Russell. Miss Hunter. Mr. Nottingham and Mr. Clapp have appeared on our programs.
A new feature of our club, just recently added, requires that good literature be read on our programs, along with the original compositions. It is the duty of the president to warn a member whenever he is to read such selections at a meeting.
Some of the meetings this year have been held at the homes of our members. Elizabeth Wheeler, Miss Hunter, and Miss Tate entertained the club for very enjoyable evenings at their homes. One of the outstanding programs of the year was a talk given by Palmer Tate on his experiences in China. Everyone went home wiser on the ways of the ’’heathen Chinee.”
Our membership this year consists of twenty-one, under the supervision of the following officers: president, Elizabeth Wheeler; vice president, Winifred Weberg; secretary-treasurer, Sara Jane Reese.
—Avia Hickman ’37.Seventy
PLOUGH DEEP AND STRAIGHT WITH ALL YOUR POWER"
Front How: I’arrUh, Dunlap, Chainry. l.oni». Gleckler. Lindtey. G. Hamilton. Franri . hillock. Farnham. Fatter.
Second How: Swinford. Bnmnardner. Hllrdgr. Winan . Thompson, Garwood, Dyer. Wright, Miller. Iri»h.
Third Row: Key . Moore. Waggoner. Wright. Terrell, Hn»kin . Hick . Hick . Lamb. f). Hamilton.
Future Farmers of America
The Future Farmers of America is a nationally known organization. It is composed of local chapters in schools having organized instruction in vocational agriculture under the provisions of the Smith-Hughes Act.
Any student of vocational agriculture is entitled to active membership in F.F.A. organizations upon receiving a majority vote of the members. Any member may retain his active membership for three years after completing his systematic instruction.
The F.F.A. is an organization of many activities. Each year this organization holds a judging contest in which schools all over the United States participate. In May the judging of fat stock and dairy stock will take place at Charleston. Illinois. Last year's winners in the live stock contest included Delbert Dunlap, Carl (Heckler, and Walter Rhoads in the fat stock division: Dwight Miller, Oscar Hohhs, ami Lloyd Hanks in the dairy division. In March the Kb .A. sponsored an annual Father and Son Banquet for all students enrolled in the three classes of Vocational Agriculture.
In the way of sports we have basketball and baseball teams of no little ability as was proved at ilia Grove when Paris’ F.F.A. baseball team took second place among a group of fast teams.
All members of the agriculture classes must take a project such as raising a calf, sow and litter, or some crop. This project must he finished and all records completed before credit can be given. These projects as a whole have yielded close to a thousand dollars per year. Such management ami training as the hoys experience in this work prove an advantage in later life.
—Eugene Terrell ‘37.Seventy-one
“COOKERY IS BECOME AN ART; A NOBLE SCIENCE”
From Rote: Hunton, Camadjr, FUlier, Zimmcrly, Peruho, Crcen, Bonner, William , Myers, Clem, Ofuirn. Second Rote: Prclon, Holliday, Kcrrick, Hiirkman. Miller. Cummin , Holadav, (,arner. Drnglrr, Pedersen,
Third Rote: Staley, Sloan, Thiel. Humerickhouse. Clark. Clerkler, Clapp. Smith, Hanihlin, Travis.
Home Economics Club
The first Tuesday afternoon of each month the thirty-five members of the Paris High School Home Economics Club meet in the clothing laboratory for a business meeting and program.
This club was organized to form a connecting link between the home and community life and to furnish opportunity for social activities, such as literary programs, parties, picnics, music, lectures, and other entertainment. Since this is the first of its kind in the history of Paris High School, we owe our thanks to Miss Green and Miss Perisho for the organization of this worth-while club.
t the first meeting officers were elected, a constitution adopted, and a program committee appointed.
The November meeting was made enjoyable by talks on ” hv We Go to Panama ’’Caviar ’’Senate and House Restaurants and ”4-11 Club Work. We were fortunate in having as our speaker at the December meeting, Mrs. Elizabeth Gumm, whose subject was ”My Hobby, Judging The following month Mrs. Everett W arnes spoke to the members and guests on the care of the skin, hair, and hands, and the art of make-up. The one social meeting of tlie year was a alcntinc party. In March, our sponsor. Miss Marie Green, gave a discussion on “Teas and Etiquette " She also demonstrated setting the table for a tea; this was followed by tea, served to the members of the club.
Our club is affiliated with the State and National Home Economics Associations. The officers for the year 1936-37 are: Frances Clapp, president; Jennie Garner, vice president; Velma Williams, secretary; and Betty Pauline Myers, treasurer.
—Velma Y illiams 37.Sevenly-lwo
Good Scholarship Legion
Not only in industry do people try to do their best work, but also in high school tlie students try to attain liiiih grades. To reward those who accomplish this, the Good Scholarship Legion was established. All pupils who make ninety or above in four major subjects receive an Honor Roll button at the end of each quarter. After attaining such grades for a year the student receives an orange button; for two years be merits a bronze button; for three years a silver one; and for the entire high school course he is entitled to a gold pin.
In 1935 the Board of Education began the practice of issuing Certificates of Honor to the upper ten per cent of the graduating class. Those students iji the class of '36 who received ibis honor were. Frances Alexander, Helen Jane Bandy, Robert Best, Gertrude Bright, Viola Easter, Carolyn Gillespy, Beulah Griffin. Virginia Lamb, Nina Jane Miller, .Martha O’Hair, Catherine Perkins, and Mary Winans.
The following students arc members of the Legion for 1936-37:
Eleanor Bilby Marjorie Milam Margaret Wright
William Goodruni Sara Jane Reese Dorothy Zimmerly
Jennie Garner Phoebe Shaw Josephine Zimmer
Betty Headley Raymond Steidl Mildred Powers
Avia Hickman Mary Alice Tarble Velma Williams
Thomas Lane Elizabeth Wheeler JUNIORS
Isabel Andrews Betty Crable Rose Steidl
Betty Bandy Georgia Cummings Winifred Weberg
Rodnev Bell Merle Cummings Carl Gleckler
Wendell Blair Olive Ruth Joneson Brigitta Kuhn
Catherine Brown Delores Ochs Marcella Cooper
Eleanor .1. Burgett Mary Dulin Russell SOPHOMORES Bessie Peck
Harold Anderson Zora Belle Meadows Ruth Cassady
Jean Babcock Carolyn Parker Thelma Spung
Martha Bandy Dorothy Simes Jane Wilson
Betty Feutz Suzanne Taflinger Mary Broadhurst
Carolyn Lamb Edward Wright
Marguerite Little Kathleen Cunningham FRESHMEN
Imogene Bright Betty Lou Grable Kathryn Garner
Cassandra Bristow Jack Manz Marcilee Sloan
Kathryn Dively Moke Owens William Sprague
Cleo Everett .1. W. Winans Madelyn Danner
Joseph Ewing Eugene Englum William Shoaff
Jean Folev Betty Jane Dunn
Helen 11. Glenn Mary Alice Loy Seventy-ihrrr
OUR FINISHED PRODUCT—THE CLASS OF 1937
Olrr (Hull 1, 2; Cliti Play 1, 4; Intramural Ha-krtliaH 2; Ola«« Treasurer 3, Cla»« Prrtidrnl 4; Vanity lta kHliall 3. 4; Track 3. 4.
Joliu » inifailiii|E rn c of humor ami likrahlr personality rate A f in IVfi.S. popularity,
Chnru I; G.A.A. I, 4; Mayc Fete 2, 3; Style Show 3; Home Economic (Huh 4; (llau Secretary 4. Josephine ia a lover of the ilomealic arta.
Music Festival I; Chorus I; Orchestra I. 2; Operetta I; May Fete 2, 4; Junior Class Play 3.
Frances is quiet, ami her true nature is expressed through the beautiful notes of her violin.
Hedmon High School I; Paris High School 2, 3. 4; Clee Club 2. 3. 4; F.F.A. 2. 3. I; Operetta 2. 4; Intramural Ha ke|ball 2; ('lass Play 3.
Harold lakes the prixe for being capable of making the best excuses ever heard; in addition he has a great bass voice.
In September, 1933, a vast cargo of raw material was brought into Paris High School; it was called the class of 37. The department beads of this great establishment looked it over, selected the best, said they believed that a lew skillfully finished articles would be better than mass production, and so proceeded to graduate only a small number.
The process by which we have been molded into the finished product is one of bard work and play. During the first period of our manufacture, com. monly termed the freshman year, a number of students belonging to the musical organizations put their combined efforts into "The Gypsy Rover, an operetta. Others, talented in dancing, singing, and various stunts, worked long and valiant-ly for the carnival. Ambitious boys started training in athletics.
The next year our interests expanded. Besides the operetta, and athletics, we entered other activities. Some students chose to enter county and E. I. League competition for musical or oratorical honors, three being successful. The Tercentenary Pageant offered numerous opportunities for sophomores to appear on the stage.
In the junior year we gave “She Stoops to Conquer’ as the class play. A Writers Club was formed by upper-classmen and faculty members, with a goodly number of juniors being charter members. Debate, the good scholarship legion, musical organizations, the carnival, athletics, and the style show also saw our members in action.
In this, our last year, we have been as prominent in school affairs as before. However, the important events of the senior year come in the last few weeks with the Prom, Senior Class Play, and Commencement. Following these events we shall be sent forth as the finished product of the great industrial plant, PARIS HIGH SCHOOL.Seventy-four
OUR FINISHED PRODUCT
Football 3, 4; Basketball 3; Track 3.
Tom ha only hern with u three year . hut during I hi time hr ha tillnl ■ position in our football line-up. Wr will mi him next year.
Football 1, 2. 3; Intramural Ba? ketball
1, 2, 3. 4.
Jack is anothrr of tho r poor ou!s who fail to fin.I hrauty in learning at lra t from text hook- .
Intramural Basketball 1. 2, 3, 4; Football 2.
Byard i true to hi namr; when hr pa «r« through thr hall , thrrr i» much refunding.
ARLENE CANNON May Fete 2.
Arlrnr i» o quirt ami iuodr t that frw know of hrr ability.
ELEANOR ISABEL BILBY
11 :i in in on 11 High School 1: Vermillion Hit'll School 2; Paris High School 3, 4; Glee Club 3. 4; (LA.A. 3, 4; Carnival 3; Honor Roll 4.
F Ira nor ramr to u from Vrrmillion High and ha provrd to hr onr of our best (tudrnt .
Intramural Ba kethall 1, 2, 3; Junior Class Play.
Edward ay» litllr, hut hv hi hraming countrnanrr thr quality of good nature is oprnly shown.
RUSSELL A. BROWN
Intramural Basketball 1. 2, 3, 4; Inter-Class Basketball 1, 3.
Ku««rll i a nicr chup whom rvrrybody likr . and we arr glad that hr chose our school to further hi education.
Track 3, 4: Intramural Basketball 3, 4.
Carlo i a lad chock-full of fun. Other bov tell u« that lie i helping the intramural hu krthall come through this year.
Arena Staff 4; Intramural Basketball 4.
John av litllr. but when hr prak all arr interested. Who may a«k of John without receiving an affirmative answer?
France dropped out hrruuar of illne .
Cecil preferrril not to be with u I hi year.
Basketball 3; Intramural Basketball 3. 4.
I-red in one of thr»r tall and dark young men who nr rr gi r the girt a tumble.Seventy-five
THE CLASS OF 1937
Carnival 1; May Fete 1, 3; Style Show 3; G m 1. 2. 3. I.
We all think that Josephine i a true lady, ft hat more rmild hr said?
JAMES W. DYER
F.F.A. 1, 2; Vice President 4.
Janie, love speed. If you don’t believe it, •land in the middle of Main Street during the noon hour.
USHER G. COLSON
Football 1; Basketball L 2; Glee Club I. 4; Operetta I; Class Play 3; Arena Staff 4; Intramural Basketball 1. 2. 3. 4.
Popular, pleasing, and full of pep that’s Bud. He. however, has his serious moments along with the rest.
JAMES P. ENGLISH Carnival 3.
James is quiet and reserved, hut nevertheless his Irish eyes hold a jolly twinkle.
Grandview H. S. 1. 2; Paris High School 3, 4; May Fete 3.
“A beautiful and happy girl, with step as light as summer air. Eye glad with smiles.”
MARCELLUS W. EVANS
Glee Club 1; Honor Roll 1. 2; Intramural Basketball 1, 2. 3, 4; Track 2. 3, 4.
Marcellus is one of those students who also help to uphold the standing of his class.
LOUSE CORNWELL May Fete 3.
I.ouisc is quite a sports’ addict, and «hr joins Eleanor in her attempt to he a snake charmer.
DONALD FEI TZ
Music Festival 1. 2; Glee Club 1. 2. 3. 4: Orchestra 1. 2. 3; Intramural Basketball
2, 3, 4; Class Play 3; Arena Staff 4.
"Professor” Fcutx is an authority on any topic one may care to name.
FRANCIS WOLFE DEEM
Carnival 1; Sports Reporter Tiger Mirror 2: Glee Club 1, 2; Class Play 3; Basketball 1, 2; Asst. Mgr. 3; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Football 1. 2. 3, 4.
A broken ankle slopped his football career during his junior year, but he was again fighting for I'.H.S. this year.
Grandview High School 1. 2; Paris High School 3, 4; May Fete 3.
Who has seen Marjorie without her smile? She is one of those lucky girls with an even disposition.
Erwin’s motto is, “Know more than you let others know- you know.” That is good advice and Erwin profits by it.
MARGARET ANN FISHER
G.A.A. 1, 2, 3. 4; May Fete 2; Girls’ Chorus 1, 2. 3; Junior Class Play; Home Economics Club 4; Girls’ Basketball 4.
Did someone say blonde? Margaret Ann is the perfect example of the specie.Svventy-six
OUR FINISHED PRODUCT
Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3; Varsity Basketball 2, 3, -I; Football 1.
Jack pOMNitu Ilie power of quirk thinking which is saluahle in
hi football and basketball activities.
Clee Club 2. 3, 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; G A.A. 2, 3, 4: Basketball 2. 3. 4; May Fete 2, 3, 4; Arena Staff.
A good athlete and a good student an admirable com bination.
Carnival 1, 3; Tiger Echo 2; Honor Roll 2; May Fete 2, 3; G.A.A. 2, 3.
She ought to be in pictures; beautv, winsomeness, and pep describe
Glee Club 1; Carnival I. 3: Style Show 2; May Fete 3, 4; Honor Roll 3. 4; Vi Titers Club 3, 4; Arena Staff 3, 4.
Avia should be a history teacher jud|(inic from I hr numerous book which he ha waded through.
JENNIE ELEANOR GARNER
Pageant 2; Style Show' 2; Vice President Economics (Tub 4; Honor Roll 1. 2, 3. 4.
Jennie's cheerful and conscientious application to her work makes
her a true student of P.H.S.
May Fete 2, 3, 4; Class Secretary 3; Carnival 3; Style Show 3; Basketball 4; G.A.A. 4; Arena Staff 4.
Everyone has some kind of a sense of humor, hut very few are ble»»ed with a prize one like Marian’s.
WILLIAM ROBERT GOODRUM
Notsuli Contest 1; ('lass Play 3; Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Intramural Basketball 3, 4.
William is a garrulous person, and he ha never been known to
be completely downed in an argument.
THOMAS F. LANE
Vermillion High School 1, 2; Paris High School 3, 4; Football 3. 4; Class Play 3; Honor Roll 3, 4.
Hi good-natured disposition show all over him.
GEORGE BERNARD HAMBLIN (Bernie) Football 1, 2; Carnival 2.
No one ever hurries Bernie. Hi movement are of his own timing.
BYRON HAROLD LUCAS
Danville High School 1, 2; Paris High School 3, 4; Carnival 3.
Bvron had to quit school la t year because of eye trouble, but he is again trying to gain that well-deserved diploma.
JOHN ALLEN HARRIS
“And It Rained’ 1; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Tercentennial Program 3; Intramural Basketball 1. 2, 3, 4; Cheer Leader 4; Stage Manager 4.
We fell a great gap when our stage manager left u last year, but John is following in Jim's footsteps and is toeing the murk to a “T.”
LA BETA MATTHEW
May Fete 2, 3, 4; G.A.A. 2. 4; Style Show 3; Tiger Echo 2.
She's good in volley ball and baseball but better in basketball; and she will help bring up the senior girls sports records.Seven ty •kmii
THE CLASS OF 1937
MARJORIE J. MILAM
Style Show 2: Tiger Echo Reporter 2; Carnival 3; Honor Roll 3, 4.
Marjorie’ rhirf interest in high school i in her commercial work. Her ambition is to become an expert stenographer.
La Porte, Texas, I. 2; Paris High School 3, 4: Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; May Fete 3; Operetta 4.
Mildred is a willing worker, a helpful member of her class.
Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 1, 2; ('.lass Basketball 2, 3. 4; F.F.A.
2, 3, 4.
Roy doesn’t merely have some energy or pep. but “Moore” than the ordinary amount.
To those who don’t know him Sam appear exceedingly rlf eontained. hut did you ever notice the twinkle in his eye?
EDNA FERN NORMAN
Vermillion High School 1.2: Paris High School
3, 4: Honor Roll 3; Carnival 3; E. I. League 3; Glee Club 3. 4: Operetta 4.
If Edna Kern expresses herself in music, we know it must he a winning tune.
Class Vice President 1; Honor Roll 1;
Track 1. 4; Football 3. L
Reed’s pleasant personality and good intentions carried him through to his senior year, when he discovered “science” and the laboratory discovered him.
Honor Roll 2; May Fete 2, 3; Style Show 3;
A nicer combination is hard to find Ilian a sweet fare and a sweet nature.
SARA JANE REESE
Music Festival 1: Operetta 1; Honor Roll
1, 2, 3. 4; Glee Club 1. 2, 3; Debate 1. 2, 3, 4; Class Play 3; Arena Staff 4.
Sara Jane is another one of those person who couldn’t speak a word if someone held her hand . Her efforts have been u great factor in the success of our debate teams.
Class Play 2. 3; Tiger Echo 2; Glee Club 3; Carnival 3; Arena Staff 4; Intramural Basketball 4; Advertising Manager Tiger Mirror 4.
In literary term our friend Boh. a high «ehool edition of “man-aboiit-town,” represents a strange combination of the magazine Esquire and Tarkington’s novel. Seventeen.
W ALTER RHOADS
Walter doesn’t say very much, hut there’s little he misse . tie’ another of those i|iiirt soul whose dependability is an asset.
Carnival 1; Assistant Stage Manager 3; Intramural Basketball 4; Student Manager 4.
Vayden is a very willing worker, and always doe hi work well.
MARGARET LOUISE RICHARDSON
Carnival 1, 3; Music Festival 1, 2; E. I. League 1, 2: May Fete 2; Tiger Echo Reporter 2; G.A.A. 2, 4; Glee Club 2. 3, 4; Style Show 3; Arena Staff 4.
Almost anyone can Irani to talk. sing, or write, hut such a gift for drawing a Margaret possesses must he heavensent.Sevenly-eiuhl
OUR FINISHED PRODUCT
Intramural Basketball I, 2, 3; Football 2, 3.
Floyd mu»l be very much attached to P.H.S. by this time. At least be teems to "haunt" the typing room.
MARY ALICE TARBLE
May Fete 2, 3, 4; Arena Staff 2. 3, 4; Writers’ Club 3, 4; G.A.A. 2. 3. 4; Honor Roll 1. 2, 3, 4; Essay Contest 4.
Mary Alice it very studious, but it hasn't Harped her tente of humor because she ran get a laugh out of anything.
PHOEBE ANN SHAW
Music Festival 1; Carnival 1, 3; ('.lass Treasurer 2; May Fete 3; Style Show 3; G.A.A. 3, 4; Arena Staff 4.
Phoebe hould be an assistant lecturer from the interest she has taken in China lately.
Football 1, 2; F.F.A. 2. 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4: Track 1, 2.
Eugene it one of those boys who has a real job besides that of going to school; we think hr deserves a great deal of credit for this.
GEORGE RICHARD SLOAN Track 1; F.F.A. 2. 3, 4.
Richard is one of Mr. Hamilton's “boys." Hi« tente of humor belies hit dignified appearance.
Football I. 3; Track 2, 3; Intramural Basketball 1. 3,4; Varsity Basketball 1.2.
Relieve it or not. Henry would rather go to school than ha e vacation! Hr probably represents the freshman ideal of how a senior should look.
BEN STEIDL, JR.
Class Play 3; Intramural Basketball 3; Class President 3; Carnival 3; Track 3, 4.
Have you e rr noticed that smile of Junior's which comet and goes so often?
Tall and taciturn it Norman, but once he starts talking, you'll find him well worth hearing.
Honor Roll 1. 3; Operetta 1. 2, 4: Glee Club L 2. 3. 4; Debate 2. 3, 4; Class President 2; Cheer Leader 3, 4; Newspaper Staff 2. 4; Writers' Club 3. 4; Class Play 3: Editor Arena 4.
ack’.« boundless enthusiasm, "get rich quick" schemes, and ponderous vocabulary make him both the joy and despair of hit associates.
Track 1. 2, 4; Football 2, 3; Varsity Basketball 3. 4; Intramural Basketball 1. 2.
We’ve always wished John would be more sociable. He is one of those students whose acquaintance it well worth cultivating.
Class Treasurer 1; Honor Roll 1, 2. 3. 4; Class Play 3; Bicentennial Celebration 1; Carnival 1. 3; Intramural Basketball 4.
To hear him speak, one would think that Raymond was a lover of the romance languages.
BETA DELL WEBER
Honor Roll 1, 2; Class Vice President 2; Class Play 3; Carnival 3; May Fete 3, 4; G.A.A. 3. 4; Vice President 4; Operetta 4.
Rela it to small that when her disposition was inserted there was only room for the good.Seventy-nine
THE CLASS OF 1937
Operetta 2, 4; Ellis Isle Revue 1; G.A.A. 1; Glee Club I. 2. 3, 4; E. I. League 1, 2. 4.
Barbara is a girl who possesses a friendly nature. She al«o has a singing voire and i accompanied by her equally talented twin.
“AihI It Rained’1 2; Spelling Contest 1, 2. 3. 4; Style Show 3; Honor Roll 3; Secretary Home Economics Club 4; Writers’ Club 3, 4.
Velma i» a winsome, redheaded la«» who should be an authoress some day.
M U RINE WELLS
Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; G.A.A. 1; Operetta 2, 4; Style Show 3; Carnival 3.
Maurine is the direct opposite of her sister Barbara in that she is of a very quiet nature.
Class President 1; Track 1; Football 2; Honor Roll 1; Varsity Basketball 1, 2, 3; Intramural Basketball 4.
Robert is very chatty and is pleasant to meet.
Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Operetta 1; Carnival 1, 3; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; May Fete 2, 3, 4; Writers' Club 3, 4; Arena Staff 1, 4.
Here beauty is more than skin deep. Elizabeth should be an actress as she has that necessary quality temperament.
Carnival 1, 3; “Little Brother Sherlock” 2; G.A.A. 4; Basketball 4; Arena Staff 4; Honor Roll 3, 4: May Fete 2. 3, 4.
She may Parrish, but she will always be Wright.
Vermillion High School 1, 2; Paris High 3, 4; Music Festival 2, Style Show 3; Carnival 3.
Kathryn is another of those student Vermillion share with Us: she has made a place for herself during her two years here.
F.F.A. 4: Temple Union High School 3; Temple, Arizona.
Thomas isn’t one who loses school, ami he often forgets to come. However, when he does, it is “belter late than never.
Carnival 3; Decoration Committee 3.
Robert i» a very serious and studious young man. He is a shark in both mathematics and science.
CHARLES EVERETT YEARGIN
Vermillion High School 1, 2; Paris High School 3, 4; Football 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 3, 4.
Charles will rertanily be missed from our football squad next year a he was a strong link in our line up.
Operetta 1. 2. 4; Music Festival 1, 2; Carnival 1, 3; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; May Fete 2, 3, 4; G.A.A. 2. 3, 4; Basketball 3, 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4.
What Dorothy doe you may be sure will be done well, for thoroughness is her greatest virtue.
NO PICTURES JAMES DEVLIN PAUL GREGG3In iflrnumam
January 8. 1919—January 29. 1937
July 29. 1922—November 22, 1936
Faye was a member of the senior class and Arthur of the freshman class. Their untimely deaths brought sadness to the students and faculty of Paris High School.
“Green he the turf above thee.
Friends of my better days!
None knew thee but to love thee,
Nor named thee hut to praise.”KOOK N—ItY-ritOIN ITS
HANDY MEN AROUND THE PLANT
Every industrial plant must have its custodian and night watchman to look after the plant day and night, and to prepare it for the next day’s work. WILLIAM GILLUM and ORVAL GOFF fulfill these duties at our high school.
WILLIAM GILLUM, known around the halls of Paris High School as “Uncle Bill," has been the main custodian of our high school since the fall of 1915; and consequently he knows the combinations of most of our lockers by heart, ami in that way often helps the bewildered freshmen. Before coining to the high school, he was custodian of Sanford grade school for a year; and prior to that time he had charge of the o Id M avo school for a number of school terms.
ORVAL GOFF1, better known as “Goffie,’’ is one of Paris High School’s own products, having graduated in 1923. The following years of his life were spent in the high school, as helper and man-about-seliool. This is his eighteenth year of high school work, including his four years of schooling, during which time he worked as janitor and helper about the school much as he does now. “Goffie” for eight vears was day janitor of the high school. His work now includes odd jobs, such as cleaning the building, firing the furnace, and acting as night-watchman. He also referees the girls’ basketball tournaments and has charge of the boxing matches between halves of the basketball games. Since “Goffie’’ does many other useful services for the benefit of our school, it is fitting and proper to call him the “Cog’’ that makes the wheel go ’round.Eighty-»ix
Junior-Senior Banquet and Prom
The annual Junior-Senior Banquet was held in the gymnasium, Friday night, May 22, 1936. The decorations of flowers ami foliage transformed the gymnasium into a garden scene. The theme “Trees” was chosen for the banquet program and cleverly carried out in the toasts. Jack Steidl. the “Forester, was master of ceremonies, and he introduced the other speakers. The “Buds” of the trees were represented by Junior Steidl. the president of the junior class, who gave a welcome ami farewell to the seniors. This was followed by a response by the president of the senior class. Donovan Brown, who represented the “Fruit” of the trees. Mr. Moss gave “The Frees in an interesting talk: and Miss Wenz, speaking on the subject of “The Nest, compared the four years of high school to the nest in bird life, a period of preparation for flight into the world. Robert Atkinson, a member of tlie graduating class, discussed “The Bark,” in a humorous talk, and made several amusing comments on the members of the faculty. Mr. Little cleverly discussed "The Sap”; and Martha O'Hair, as “The Last Leaf,” gave the senior farewell to the under-classmen and the faculty, which was a very fitting and sincere close to the program.
This was followed by an amateur hour conducted by Henry Thiel in the personage of Major Bowes. A very enjoyable entertainment was offered. .Miss Betty Lou Hunter sang two popular numbers, "All My Life” and “Melody from the Sky”; Josephine Spicer sang “A Tiny Seed Became a Shrine”; and Peggy Hill sang "Goody-Goody.” Frances Vi oodbridge rendered a violin solo, “Silver Threads Among the Gobi, and Max Elsberry played a piano solo. Kathryn Kicheson gave an acrobatic dance with accordion accompaniment by her sister, Janet. Mr. Clapp read an amusing skit concerning the junior class and their ambitions.
Preceding the program, a dinner of the following menu was served:
Creamed Chicken ami Patties Mashed Potatoes Buttered Peas
Perfection Salad Hot Rolls Jelly
Angel Cake Strawberries
The juniors entertained the seniors and their friends in the gymnasium on Saturday night, May 23rd, with the annual prom. The decorations for the banquet made a very effective background for the dance; the music for the occasion was furnished by “Red” Maxfield and his orchestra.Eighty ■•ftrn
“ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY”
YOU NAME THEM
The world's celebrities assembled at Paris High School's Halloween party held Thursday night, October 29. 1936. in the high school gymnasium. Besides Haille Selassie and Napoleon there were Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy, a World War veteran, and natives of every land. One of the points of interest was an odd horse talented in tin dancing line. Perhaps the fact that the spirits of Boh Phelps and John Henson haunted this unusual animal accounts for that.
Who said the Age of Miracles is past? Surely he would admit his mistake had he seen Reta Weber emerge from the shell of a poor old decrepit woman of two hundred and fifty pounds. It was surprising also to note the agility with which many of the hohos danced.
Prizes were awarded June Ogden and Juanita (Heckler, masqueraded as Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy, as the best couple; Reta Weber and Helen Smittkamp who, in their old dilapidated clothes, were the funniest couple; John Henson and Boh Phelps, the most unique in their performance as the horse; Bud Colson for being the best hobo; Marian Bonner as the best clown; Avia Hickman as having the most artistic costume; Lucille Travis, whose Devil’s costume was the most hideous; Roland Brown as the funniest; and Augusta Trctter disguised as Haille Selassie, the most authentic.
After the prizes had been awarded, contests were held among the ten teams which were the Bats, Skeletons. Black Cats. Pumpkins. Owls, Jack-o'-Lantcrns, Ghosts, Witches, Spooks, and Goblins. The first of these contests was called the Banana Peeling Relay, won by the Jaek-o’-Lantern team. The second was the “Donut” Contest, the winner being Tom Burton of the Jaek-o’-Lantern Team. The Apple Relay was played between two lines of people, each line made up of different teams. Forrest Campbell brought honors to the Skeleton team in the Wheel Barrow Race.Eighty-eight
A BIT OF NONSENSE—THE LAST WILL
The Senior Will
We, the SENIOR CLASS ot 1937, knowing that sooner or later all classes must graduate, and putting full faith and implicit trust in the promises of the Faculty that we will he a graduated class the last of May, hut still fully realizing well our own short-coinings and limitations, and that we are soon to quit these premises and fly to others we know not of, and having in mind that the burdens, eares. joys, and delights of Paris High School will soon be borne by others, and having in mind their need of worldly goods, counsel, and guidance, w'e do hereby make, publish, anil declare this to he our last will and testament.
To the Faculty—Our immortal gratitude that the next class will not start their recitations with “well.”
To the Juniors—We give them hope, faith, and confidence, and promise them to do our best to leave well marked trails for their upward climb.
To the Sophomores—With their increasing confidence, we give the opportunity for displaying their ability to use the knowledge gained in the trials of the first year.
To the Freshmen—Granting unto them a lull measure of confidence and a small pinch of ego, and promising them that there are yet a few' worlds to conquer.
I, Tom Apgar, leave my excess height to Roland Brown.
1, Arlene Cannon, leave my loud voice to Betty Helfrich.
I. Bud Colson, leave my egotism to Bob Lamb.
1, Francis Deem, leave my position on the football team to David Laughlin.
I. Marcellos Evans, leave my position as sports writer to anyone who will take time to do it.
I. Russell Brown, leave my noisy ways to Merle Cummings.
I, Jack Burgess, leave my propensity for slumber to anv under classman afflicted with insomnia.
I. James English, leave my grades in agriculture to some Future Farmer.
I. Donald Feutz, leave high school because Elizabeth does.
I, Jack Franklin, leave high school in a quandary, searching for another forward.
I, Louise Cornwell, leave high school after four long years.
I. Josephine Collier, bequeath my coy expression to the sophomore girls.
I, James Dyer, leave without saying goodbye.
I, Marjorie Findley, leave my familiar blushes to Martha Bandy.F.ifhty-nine
AND TESTAMENT OF THE CLASS OF 1937
I, Margaret Fisher, leave my nonchalance to Betty Feutz.
I, William Goodnun, leave my power as a rhetorician to Winifred Weberg. I, John Harris, leave with hopes of becoming a second Fred Astaire.
I, Betty Headley, leave inv unruffled temper to Jean Babcock.
I, John Henson, leave my ability to play basketball to Bud Wright.
I, Avia Hickman, leave my loquaciousness to Janet Winans.
1, Thomas Lane, leave my avoirdupois to William Murphy.
I, Harold Lindsey, leave my ability to flunk to any one who is not in a hurry to graduate.
I, La Beta Matthew, leave my “at ease” attitude to June Ogden.
1, Marjorie Milam, leave my serious disposition to Marian Bonner.
I, Edna Feme Norman, bequeath my power of concentration in typing to Kay Cone.
I, Vayden Piper, leave my locker to some next year’s Freshman.
I, Mildred Powers, leave to become a successful stenographer.
1, Reed Redmon, leave my habitual tardiness to some one with a slower car. I, Boh Phelps, leave my Chesterfieldian manner to Bud W olfe.
I, Sara Jane Reese, leave my irreproachable sincerity and amiable disposition to Betty Hartbank.
I, Margaret Richardson, leave my artistic ability to Becky Jones.
1, Phoebe Shaw, leave my dynamic personality to Jane Burgett.
I, Ben Steidl, leave my ability to get “is” on a permit to Boh Thorpe.
I, Jack Steidl. leave my ability to bluff to anyone who needs it. Apply early and avoid the nish.
I, Raymond Steidl. leave my aristocratic manner to Wendell Blair.
1, Mary Alice Tarble, leave my individuality to Isabel Andrews.
I, Ret a Weber, leave P.H.S. to grow taller.
I, Elizabeth heeler, leave my lady-like demeanor to Betty Myers.
I, Kathryn Whitlock, leave after being here a short time.
I, Velma Williams, leave my love of elocution to Jim Stanfield.
I, Frances Woodbridge, leave my studious disposition to Martha Heckler.
I, Charles Yeargin, leave my ability to play football to Kenneth Miller.
I, Dorothy Zimmerly, leave my extensive vocabulary to Jeanne Griffin.
I, Norman Tucker, bestow upon Willard Moody my accustomed place in the office, knowing well that I will he missed there unless my place he regularly filled.
We do hereby nominate, constitute, and appoint, one who has acted as most efficient adviser, one who the Arena is most responsible, and one in whom we have implicit faith. Miss Zulu Wright, to act as our Executrix without bond.
—Class of ’37.Ninety
“A LITTLE NONSENSE NOW AND THEN
Sonny O'Hair: Say, is Jim Stanfield lazy!
Bud Ramho: Lazy! When he goes camping
he puts pop corn into the pancake flour to keep from turning them.
Mary Frances Hicks: What became of your
Brigitta Kuhn: Oh. she got her Irish up and
too French leave.
Mr. Cottingham (giving his class a lecture on charity) said: “If 1 saw a hoy heating a donkey, and stopped him from doing so, what virtue should I he showing?”
George FngliHi (promptly): “Brotherly love.”
Willard Moody: I'm a little stiff from bowl-
Coach Eveland: I don't care where you're
from, get on the track.
Mr. Sweeley: In which one of his battles was
King Gustavus Adolphus slain?
Louise Fleming: I'm pretty sure it was the
Mr. Hamilton: Why does Missouri stand at
the head in mule raising in the United States?
George Lamb: Because the other end is dangerous.
Miss Farrell in rlass was discussing pessimism and optimism. She asked Betty Headley, a student who was not paying attention, “Are you a pessimist or an optimist?”
“Neither,” replied Betty. “I'm a Methodist.”Ninety-one
IS RELISHED BY THE WISEST MEN”
Kathryn Jane Morris: Yes. I’ve graduated,
hut now I must inform myself in psychology, philosophy—-
Mrs. Morris: Stop! I have arranged for you a thorough course in roastology, hoilogy. stitch ology. darnology. patchology. and general hustle ology.
Howard Boland (in hookkeeping): If the
amount of a check when presented for payment exceeds the balance on deposit, the hank account is said to he over-estimated.
Boh Thorpe: What is Don Feutz doing?
Bud Colson: Well, if the ice in the park is
as thin as I think it is. lie’s swimming. If it’s as thick as lie thinks it is, he’s skating.
M iss Fansler: Mary Martha, can you tell me
where the Red Sea is?
Mary Martha Gilbert: Yes ma’am, it’s on the third line of my report card.
M iss Hochstrasser: What are the two parts
of a sentence?
Eleanor Bilby: The subject and the predicament.
Mr. Sweeley: Name the weapons of the In-
Sue Taflinger: Bow, arrow, tomahawk, and
Francis Deem said, “Pretty soft,” as he scratched his head.Xinety-iuo
“DULLEST NONSENSE HAS BEEN FOUND
Junior Sleidl ahsentmindedly: Say, waiter,
half an hour ago I ordered some lamh chops. Have you forgotten them or have I had them?
Mr. Clapp had written “97.2” on the hoard. To show the result of multiplying by ten. he ruhhed out the decimal point. He turned to the
class and said: “Now, Harry, where is the
Harry Wilson, without hesitation replied: On the eraser.
“We are in a pickle,” Janet WTinans said.
“A regular jam,” murmured Olive Ruth Jone-son.
“Heaven preserve us,” exclaimed Winifred Weberg.
Sara jane Reese: I can see good in everything.
Dorothy Zimmerly: Can you see good in the .lark?
Zeis Gum in (trying on a new hat): Gosh,
this hat is rather Scotch a little tight.
At the Junior Prom:
Harriet Bell Morris: Isn't the music wonder-
Jack Steidl: What?
Harriet Bell: Isn't the music wonderful?
Harriet Bell: I said, isn’t the music wonderful tonight?
Jack: I’m sorry, hut you’ll have to speak
louder; I can’t hear a thing for that d-music.Sinety-three
BY SOME TO BE THE MOST PROFOUND"
B. Ifelfrieh: Art you waiting for someone?
S. Taflinger: No, I promised to meet a freshman.
Beggar: Have you got enough money for a
cup of coffee?
Student: Oh. I’ll manage somehow, thank
Miss Farrell: What's the difference between
a socialist and a specialist?
Palmer Tate: WTell the socialist wants half of what you have, and the specialist wants it all.
M. M. Gilbert: This dance floor is certainly slippery.
Z. Gumm: It isn't the dance floor; I just had my shoes shined.
Teacher: First, I'll take some sulphuric acid,
then I'll take some chloroform.
Student: That's a good idea.
Bud Wright paused, during his vain attempt to prove a corollary in geometry class, to determine from his watch how much longer he would have to endure it.
Miss Green: Betty, let me show you how to
sew the seam up.
Betty Crable: But Miss Green. I want to sew
In one of her exams Miss Fansler asked who founded Rhode Gland. It is said that somebody wrote W ill Rogers.
Introducing M a-damc Wells, Madame Hi I by, and Madame Cornwell, the world's greatest snake charmers.
Most schools would he content with one snake charmer, hut not so Paris High.
While most of the students were glad to stay at a distance, these young ladies were hold enough to permit these snakes to he draped about their necks.
WELLS BILBY CORNWELL
If she wants a date ...............................................Meter
If she comes to call........................................... Receiver
If she wants an escort.........................................Conductor
If you think she is picking your pocket.........................Detector
If she’s slow of comprehension.............................. Accelerator
If she goes up in the air......................................Condenser
If she’s hungry ..................................................Feeder
If lie's a poor cook Discharger
If -he eats too much Rectifier
If her hands are cold........................................... Heater
If she fumes and sputters......................................Insulator
If she wants a holiday.......................................Transmitter
If she is narrow in her views..................................Amplifier
THE FRESHMEN KNEW DURING AN INTELLIGENCE TES
An oxygen is an eight-sided figure.
Homer is a type of pigeon.
Ulysses S. Grant was a tract of land upon which several battles were fought. A quorum is a place to keep fish.
A vegetarian is a horse doctor.
Radium is a new kind of silk.
Henry Clay is a mud treatment for tin face.
Mussolini is a patent medicine.
Flora ami fauna are chorus girls.
Mrs. Lamb—Can you pass the bread, Rob?
Rob—1 think I can. I moved the piano around all day for you.
Mr. Ariens—Raymond do you know anything about violet rays?
Raymond Steidl—No, who is she?Ninety-five
THE PRODUCT SALLIES FORTH
The senior class now sullies forth Into the open world;
Just as a ship that’s leaving port With all its sails unfurled.
This year ’tis we that’s east adrift Upon life's stormy sea;
And we’re without the least idea Of 'where the end will he.
We now desert our dear school nest To play the game of life.
For we must light our battles And bravely endure the strife.
For four long years we’ve labored hard And now the end is near;
But truly I can say to you It brings hut little cheer.
We started on our high school life In nineteen thirty-three.
But time ami stress and other things Have thinned our ranks, you see.
Some were discouraged by the work Ami tired of the rule.
While Cupid touched the hearts of some Who, too. deserted school.
But over seventy stood the test;
At every task we’d grin,
And quote Napoleon’s maxim— “Perseverance will win.”
We regret to think that high school life Can ne’er he shared again.
But if you need assistance We'll help you all we can.
Now to our friends of Paris High We bid a fond farewell.
For never again will we respond To the sound of the high school hell. We'll banish care and sadness As memories reappear.
We'll think of our Alma Mater And her name will we revere.
—Byron Lucas 37)
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