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 OF SERVICE CO-EDITORS RICHARD ZIMMERLY CHARLOTTE NUTT MANAGERS WILLIAM STRECKER STEVE APGAR ADVISER ZULU Z. WRIGHTOF SERVICE Is Published by the SENIOR CLASS OF PARIS HIGH SCHOOL PARIS, ILLINOIS VOLUME XXXII TO THE COMMUNITYSCHOOL, TO COMMUNITY, AND TO COUNTRY THROUGH WORDS and pictures we have endeavored to portray the service that Paris High School offers to the home, to the community, and to the nation. At the same time another goal is to produce a yearbook that will bring memories of high school days as you leaf through its pages. While turning from page to page you will see the pictures of old classmates, organizations in which you have participated, athletic teams of which you were proud, and read of incidents that brought you, perhaps pleasure, perhaps disappointment and sorrow, both of which are inevitable within four years of high school' work. If this book, in years to come, brings back fond remembrances of old P.H.S., we shall feel that its purpose has been achieved.LIGHTENED OUR BURDEN WITH HER MANY KIND DEEDS IN VIEW of the fact that the dominating thought in this book is service, it seems appropriate to make the dedication to one who has faithfully served Paris High School. We need not go far afield to find someone who has served long and well. She has given a large part of her life to serving Paris High, first as a teacher and for the last twenty-two years as principal. In this time she has endeared herself to us by friendly generosity and scholarly guidance. Under her, every phase of high school life has been enriched and new activities have come into existence. With these services to us and our school in mind, we of the Arena Staff and the Class of '41 proudly dedicate this volume to our principal, teacher, friend, MISS CAROLYN LOUISE WENZ, a living symbol of the theme of our book, ''Service."The insert shows the architect's drawing of the new gymnasium which will be built at the corner of South Central Avenue and Madison Street, just back of our main building. The new building will be thoroughly up to date and will have a seating capacity of approximately thirty-five hundred.TRIBUTE TO PARIS HIGH... I saw her first— It was four years ago, Standing there so stately and so strong Through summer, winter, fall, and spring. Her light shone out o'er all the town; And I wondered and I mused Upon the things that lay beyond. I passed within her portals fair, Through her halls I wandered here and there But now those years are almost gone, PARIS HIGH SERVES NOT ONLY OUR SCHOOL BUT ISSoon I leave them in the dusk forgotten. But, before my day is done Only let me say— Here’s to you Paris High School, Here's to you who saw me safely through. To the teachers I will say Thank you each and everyone,— For deep within my heart 1 know the good that you have done. A MEETING PLACE FOR MANY COMMUNITY GROUPSTHE THREE PHASES OF SERVICE BOOK ONE CULTURAL ADMINISTRATION FACULTY SENIORS JUNIORS SOPHOMORES FRESHMEN BOOK TWO PHYSICAL FOOTBALL BASKETBALL TRACK CROSS COUNTRY GIRLS' SPORTS GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP BOOK THREE SOCIAL CLUBS ORGANIZATIONS DRAMATICS JUNIOR BANQUET SENIOR PROM CALENDARJOHN R. MOSS, B.S., A.M. Superintendent To Mr. Moss the students of Paris High are deeply indebted. He received his early education in the rural schools of the county and Paris High School; his B.S. degree was granted by the University of Illinois and his Master's by Columbia. His leadership and guidance through his eighteen years of service as our superintendent are greatly appreciated and recognized by the community. ADMINISTRATION He Who Serves the Schools Serves America Six business men of Paris comprise the Board of Education: R. S. Lloyd, president, having served eight years; Karl O'Hair, secretary, eighteen years; Rodney Bell and William Cramer, each four years; Ben Redman and Max Money, three years each. Through their wisdom in determining school policies and administering school finances, they have provided schools of which we may be proud. BOARD OF EDUCATION R. S. LLOYD, President KARL R. O'HAIR, Secretary BEN REDMAN WM. L. CRAMER MAX J. MONEY RODNEY L. BELL17 Four years spent among congenial companions have come to an end. The period just closing is probably the most important period of your entire lives. During the last four years you have made most of the important decisions that will govern your lives for the future. A first important milestone in the path of your life experiences is being passed. The attitudes that you have formed as a result of your experiences are the tools with which you must work out your lives. Whether you continue your schooling in college or whether you take your place at once in the workshop of the world, your education will not cease. You will progress in proportion to the use that you make of your natural talents and ability and the effort that you are willing to give to creating a full life out of these talents. We have endeavored to prepare you adequately for whatever your next experience may be. May you choose a worthy objective; may you meet daily problems courageously; may you face the ordeals of life without flinching; and may every one of you achieve a full degree of success. Your achievements will be an inspiration to us for further service in our work. CAROLYN LOUISE WENZ, A.B. PrincipalSEATED: Addis Hochstrasser, A.B. 18 English VII LaRus Dayton, A.B. English V Janet C. Baldwin, A.B. English I STANDING: Helen Murphy, A.B. English I, III Betty Lou Hunter, A.B. English III The Faculty...They Serve The faculty serves the community by making good citizens of its students and through serving the community it also serves the nation. The English department, headed by Miss Wenz, is one of the most important in our school. Although, as principal, Miss Wenz has the task of keeping the school operating properly, she takes time out for one senior class. Miss Hochstrasser teaches all other senior English. Grammar and composition are studied the first semester, history of American literature the second. The juniors study grammar and composition the first semester and the history of English literature the second under the direction of Miss Dayton, Miss Cleveland, and Miss Murphy. Miss Hunter and Miss Murphy take the sophomores in hand and prepare them for the literature and grammar to follow in later years. Miss Baldwin, assisted by Miss Murphy, is the instructor for the freshman English classes. The primary aim of this course is to develop a desire for reading good literature and to train the students to speak and write correctly. The speech course, under the direction of Miss Cleveland, has made progress in the past two years in instilling confidence and ease into the backward speakers of P. H. S. One of the most frequented rooms in Paris High is the library under the direction of Mrs. Bryan. It is suited to the needs and pleasure of each student through ALICE CLEVELAND, B.S., MARY DOLE BRYAN, A.E Speech Librarian19 By Teaching Us English, Latin, French, History, Science the book selections, reference shelves, and catalogue and reserve shelves. Both French and Latin are offered to Paris High students. A two-year course in French is taught by Miss Farrell, and a four-year course in Latin by Miss Tate. The fundamentals of the French language are taught during the first year. The second year is given over to the reading of classics and a French newspaper. The Latin course includes the study of the basic principles of grammar in the first year. To further the interest in Latin, the upper classes give some time to the reading of Latin newspapers. This year our Latin classes joined the Junior Classical Society of Illinois. The events of history are taught today to enable us to understand our national relationship both in peace and war with other peoples, and to help us feel our responsibilities in the march of the race. Toward this aim, pupils are permitted to spend two years studying ancient and modern CATHERINE FARRELL. A.B., M.A., French ELSIA TATE. A.B., Latin DON H. SWEELEY, B.S., World History. Football Coach EFFIE M. FANSLER. A.B., American History CARROL VAN DEVENTER, B.S., Ancient History, Geography20 Shorthand, Typewriting, Bookkeeping, Mathematics history with Mr. Vandeventer, or one year in world history with Mr. Sweeley. A year's history of their own country, taught by Miss Fansler, is a senior requisite. The science department offers five separate courses, general science and biology for lower classmen; physics, chemistry, and senior science for upper classmen. General science, taught by Miss Church, is required of all freshmen. Miss Luckhaupt is the instructor for biology, a course which is a combination of zoology, physiology, and botany. Physics is taught by Mr. Ariens. Its purpose is to lay a foundation for future engineering students, to supply scientific knowledge for all, and to de- velop the habit of basing all opinions upon valid evidence. The aim of the chemistry course, taught by Mr. Little, is to help open a rich field to the inquiring mind and to lead the student to a better understanding of the world around him. Senior science, also under the direction of Mr. Little, is planned for students who wish something less academic and less formal than chemistry or physics. Students who expect to enter the commercial field after graduation will find the commercial course well fitted to their needs. In the freshman year, business training is offered, taught by Miss Steidl and Mr. Cottingham. In the second year the student may choose commercial geography and commercial arithmetic. C. J. UTTLE, B.Ed., Chemistry, Senior Science FANNIE M. LUCKHAUPT. A.B., Biology O. Ft. ARIENS, B.A., M.S., Physics, Mathematics MIRIAM L. CHURCH, B.S., General Science MARY IDA STEIDL, A.B., Shorthand, Business Training HAROLD COTTINGHAM, B.Ed., M.A., Typing, Business Training ZULU Z. WRIGHT. Shorthand, Typing STELLA RISSER (Seated), Typing, Bookkeeping21 Agriculture, Home Economics, Industrial Arts W. D. TRULOCK, B. Ed.. Mathematics MARY A. PERISHO. B.S., Foods AGNES HENDRICKS. B.S.. M.A.. Home Management, Clothing CHARLES D. WENDHOLT, B.S.. Industrial Arts DON H. HAMILTON. B.S.. AgricultureVocal and Instrumental Music, Boys’ and Girls’ Sports Junior shorthand and typing are taught by Miss Wright, Miss Steidl, and Mr. Cottingham. The senior work in this department is under the direction of Miss Wright. Bookkeeping, open to juniors and seniors, and a year's work in typing only are taught by Miss Risser. The mathematics course is designed to serve two classes of students, those who plan to attend college and those who intend to pursue some occupation without further study. In the first classification, such courses as elementary and advanced algebra, and plane and solid geometry are offered. For the second group a course is planned with the idea of giving the individual a working knowl- edge of such mathematics as may be put to use in the everyday affairs of the average individual. Examples of this are problems in taxes, insurance, and installment buying. The instructors in mathematics are Mr. Ariens, who teaches elementary algebra; Miss Steidl, the business arithmetic teacher; and Mr. Trulock, instructor in advanced algebra, plane and solid geometry, and general mathematics. The industrial arts department is under the supervision of Mr. Wendholt. The course includes mechanical drawing, electricity, woodworking, metal working. The home economics department under the direction of Miss Perisho and Miss Hendricks of- MARY MARGARET BEESON, B.S. MusicMARGARET GISOLO, B.S., Physical Education fers a wide variety of practical instruction in the arts of cooking and sewing. In the foods classes, the girls are taught the economy of buying and the nutritive value of foods. Miss Hendricks instructs them in dressmaking, grooming, and purchasing fundamentals. In the department of home management a practical knowledge of home life is emphasized. The agriculture department is under the direction of Mr. Hamilton. This is a very practical course devised for the boys who plan to remain on the farm after graduation. It is practical in that one works on and studies problems that may come up any day on the farm, such as soil management, animal husbandry, or farm mechanics. The music department under E. W. EVELAND, B.S., Physical Education, Basketball Coach the direction of Miss Margaret Beeson has three separate groups, the boys' glee club, the girls' glee club, and the girls' chorus. During the first semester the songs of "Mikado" claimed attention; the second semester was devoted to contest numbers. The physical education course is designed to develop strong bodies as well as strong minds for the students of P. H. S. The girls' gym classes and the G.A.A. are supervised by Miss Gisolo; the boys' gym classes are instructed by Mr. Eveland, the basketball coach. Intramural basketball, a league played outside of school hours, is sponsored by the football coach, Mr. Sweeley, for the football boys and all others interested in basketball who cannot be on the regular squad.24 They Serve The Whole School NANCY HUNTER—Practically everyone at some time, in passing Mr. Moss's office, has heard the merry peals of laughter which announce a gay and vivacious personality. In brief, it's the voice of a P. H. S. patriot who takes "pride in service"—a good trooper. Yes, that's Nancy. MARY RIEDELL—Who's Mary? Why, she's Miss Wenz's secretary—the "service with a smile girl." Her personality and attractive appearance make her a favorite with teachers and students alike. If you have ever been called out of class, lost your fountain pen, visited the office from 3:21 till 4, or listened to the steady tattoo of a typewriter—then you know Mary. ORVAL GOFF—Any night you enter the doors of P. H. S. you may hear a chuckle, a roar of laughter, or perhaps encounter the personification of an immovable brown study. He may be reiterating a hunting adventure to a wide-eyed audience, or in a serious mood advising some misled youths—all of which is Goffie, custodian at the high school and director of N. Y. A. BILL GILLUM—Bill's that witty old gent who sits in the boiler room with a twinkle in his eye— and a pipeful of long-green clamped in his jaw. You can listen for hours to his tales of old P. H. S. Twenty-five years of service and Bill's no piker. He knows his trade from "A" to "Z." HUNTER RIEDELL GOFF GILLUM25 OFFICERS President...............................WILLIAM RARDIN Vice-President...............GENEVA BANNING Secretary...............................KATHRYN GRABLE Treasurer.........................ROBERT SLAY' RARDIN, GRABLE, BANNING, SLAY Epic Of A Senior In June, 1941, a class of one hundred forty-four students left P. H. S. As freshmen they began to make a name for themselves on basketball, football, and track teams; in glee clubs, orchestra, and band. Many took part in the Carnival, the Historical Pageant, and helped produce two plays, "Elmer" and "A Friend at Court." Twelve students were on the honor roll. During their sophomore year their only dramatic undertaking of the year, "The Ups and Downs of the Browns," was a great success. The class also helped win second in the State Basketball Tournament. In their third year some were members of the Writers' Club, others took part in their class play, "Remember the Day." They also helped win the E. I. League football championship. During their final year the class of '41 furnished most of the basketball team. They sponsored "The Big Broadcast of 1941" and assisted in putting on the "Mikado." The baccalaureate and commencement exercises over, the class of '41 went forth into the world to try to make a name for themselves.SENIORS OF 1941 Alexander M. Allen N. Allen Apgar Babcock Baker Bandy Banning Beck Beckner Belt Bibo Brinkerhoff Bristow Brown MARIETTA ALEXANDER An industrious girl like Marietta should make a good stenographer. MILDRED ALLEN "Smile and the world smiles with you" is Mildred's motto. NELLIE ALLEN Nellie is one of those persons who always has a twinkle in her eye and a smile on her face. STEVE APGAR Who knows -Steve may be a congressman as he loves a good argument. JACK BABCOCK A's are so common to him that they have lost their attractiveness. MARVIN BAKER He is a man of few words, but he will achieve his aim. PAUL BANDY This is your news commentator, Paul Bandy, signing off station P. H. S. GENEVA BANNING A friend in need is a friend indeed. BETTY BECK No matter what the subject be, For information come to me. BETTY BECKNER When troubled she rebounds with a smile. DONALD BELT The Kentucky Derby is his aim, Oh, Donald Belt, we wish you fame. PHIL BIBO I'll be an All-American player, some day, I hope, I hope. BLUE BRINKERHOFF Farming is his occupation; Football is his recreation. WARREN EDWARD BRISTOW Warren wants to be a certified public accountant. We wish him luck! ALONZO BROWN He has an optimistic attitude toward life. JOSEPH FRANCIS BRUNSMAN Chemical engineering is a high ambition, but Joe will succeed. CHARLOTTE BUNNELL "Sober, steadfast, and demure"—Charlotte will make a good nurse. ANNE BURGETT Music is her ambition. Here's luck to her in her mission!27 Brunsman Bunnell Burgett Cannon Carli Cassle Clark Coleman Cox Crabtree Crawley Davis Dawson Dennison Dickenson Dixon Duck Edwards I. Elsberry J. Elsberry Essinger EMMA LOU CANNON Would "Cannon" be useful in the present defense program? We wonder! MADELYN CARLI This girl is best known by her cheery smile, Often bestowed on the boy 'cross the aisle. EDITH CASSLE Edith moved to another city and was therefore unable to graduate from P. H. S. ROBERT CLARK There's no world like the business world. BETTY LOU COLEMAN Lively and gay, She cheers up your day. RUTH COX A friendly disposition is a treasure indeed. JOAN CRABTREE It's hard to account for so much pep in such a small person. ARNOLD CRAWLEY Our history shark! INEZ MARY DAVIS Like all other girls, Inez has individual giggles. JOAN DAWSON Although she is studying secretarial work, Joan may yet be a noted singer. GLADYS ILENE DENNISON Her quiet and cheerful nature has made her well liked. PHILLIP DICKENSON If silence were golden, Phil would be 24 carat. CHARLES EDWIN DIXON Charles is always willing to lend a helping hand. CHARLES DUCK Don't let the name fool you; he's no relation to Donald. ALLEN EDWARDS I succeed in whatever I undertake. IVAN F. ELSBERRY One of our most promising future farmers. JEAN ELSBERRY She may change her name in the Hall of Fame, But she'll always be Jean to us. WILLIAM ESSINGER William's aims fly high.E. Evard Fonner Grable V. Evard Ford E. Hardy Farris Forster G. Hardy Findley C. Furgeson Harpster Fletcher H. Furgeson Hart C. Foley Gleckler Haught EUGENE EVARD Because he's industrious, he'll be a farmer illustrious. VIRGINIA BELLE EVARD We wish Virginia much success in whatever she undertakes. FRANCIS FARRIS Thinking is a waste of time. ERMAGENE FINDLEY It will be a ''Short'' time until I graduate. BETTY LOU FLETCHER Tall people have their charms. CONNIE FOLEY Can he hit the "birdie?'' Just watch him at the skeet field sometime. JULIA FOLEY A charming, happy young lady always willing to assist. ROGER FONNER The only lime he is in a hurry is on the football field. IMOGENE FORD I'll be down lo gel you in a taxi, honey. ‘j i1 DONALD 3. FORSTER Silence is golden. CAROLD FURGESON What will the Krueger twins do next year with the Furgeson twins gone???? HAROLD FURGESON Harold and Carold ore the music twins of the Class of '41, and their interests are mutual. RUTH ANNA GLECKLER You always see Ruth Anna in the midst of the sports events. JACK GOODRUM Don Budge will have some keen competition one of these days. KATHRYN GRABLE Kate is lively and full of fun and well liked by everyone. EILEEN HARDY Eiieen is an ardent supporter of the G.A.A. GERALDINE HARDY Geraldine's work at P. H. S. has built a firm foundation for her dramatic career. J. Foley Goodrum HaySENIORS OF 1941 Heckler Hopper Johnston F. Henson J. Henson Hill Hoff Hugg Humerickhouse Humphrey Huston Uncle Sam's post office department looks very inviting to Gene. MARY HART Sweet and shy. JAMES E. HAUGHT Farming is a noble profession. DOROTHY HAY With her pleasing personality Dorothy will make a wonderful secretary. TOMMY HECKLER The school will lose a good football man in Tommy, as well as a popular, all-around boy. FRANCES HENSON Can this be the reason Switzer always plays his best on the basketball floor? JEANNE ELIZABETH HENSON Quietness is an asset ior a good nurse. WAYNE HILL Wayne will be greatly missed next year. GROVER HOFF This boy and his motorcycle are inseparable companions. HILDA HOPPER Hilda's voice is always in domand at school dances. FORREST HUGG The little man of P. H. S. LAURENCE HUMERICKHOUSE An athletic hero should always be tall. KATHLEEN HUMPHREY An all-around 1941 girl. EDWIN A. HUSTON The farmers are the salt of the earth. MARY JOHNSTON The ambition to bo a housewife is indeed a noble one. MILDRED JONES Her favorite color is "Red." VIRGINIA JONES "Jonesy” is always in the midst of the excitement. She bubbles over with pep. WILLIAM KELLEY You never see William without that grin. JANE KEYES A sweet and likeable girl.30 SENIORS OF 1941 Keys Lindsey McDaniel Killion Link McHenry Kraemer Mann B. Mercer Landes Marlin H. Mercer Larson Mattingly Miller JULIA FERN KEYS May she have the "keys" to all good fortune. EUGENE KILLION With his pants legs rolled up and his basketball ease, To P. H. S. he’s known as "Cheese." RAYMOND D. MATTINGLY His pleasing personality wins him many friends. ROBERT "BOB" McDANIEL He fights for the Orange and "Black." CLYDE KRAEMER The pigskin does tricks, when Clyde gives the kicks. GENE LANDES Take me back to my boots and saddle. RUBY MARGARET LARSON She does everything in the best way. EVERETT McHENRY, JR. We're glad Everett finally decided to be a member of the Class of '41. BETTY MARGRADALE MERCER Mischief sparkles in her eye. HAROLD MERCER Slow but sure. MARY JANE LINDSEY Paris High's song-bird. "Yum-Yum" has a cheery smile for everyone. JO ANN LINK Good looks are always an asset. JULIA MANN It takes a "Mann” to do things well. DOROTHY MARTIN v Great things come in small packages. mall packages, L A lady if th CHARLES EDWARD MILLER Slow, but he gets there just the same. LOWELL WILLIAM MINK His hair is the envy of all the girls. WARDER MINK Our capable basketball manager. MARTHA MONEY A lady if there ever was one. 31 L. Mink W. Mink Money Morrison Murphy Naumann Nutt Pennington Pearman Paulson Perkinson Peters Pine Quillen Quinn Rardin Redmon Rehner Rice Richeson Roberts MARJORIE MORRISON Gentlemen prefer blondes. PATSY MURPHY Pat has a personality that can't be resisted. MONICA C. NAUMANN A quiet, industrious girl. CHARLOTTE JANE NUTT Charlotte is an ambitious person who is fascinated by drama and art. ALLEN DEAN PENNINGTON Here's another aviator from P. H. S. MARY ELLEN PEARMAN A sunny disposition, an excellent student, a charming voice—what more could you ask? BETTY PAULSON Her laugh echoes through the halls. EUGENE PERKINSON Don't let your studies interfere with your education. JAMES H. PETERS Another lad who wants to fly for his country. JUANITA PINE A pal of everyone. She has a contagious smile. ELIZABETH QUILLEN She'll never fail you as a friend. WILLIAM QUINN "BILL" He's cheered us through many a tournament. WILLIAM I. RARDIN Football captain and excellent student; we all profit from Bill's friendship. Rah! Rah! Rardin! JEAN REDMON Some day your kiddies may learn their a, b, c's from Jean. IONA REHNER Success in life is a fine goal. GENEVA RICE The government will profit from Geneva's services. JANET RICHESON She and her accordion are practically inseparable. DORIS ROBERTS Oh! you basketball player. Doris is a grand girl.32 Samford Sanders Schiele Shuman Sizemore Slay B. Smith R. Smith W. Smith L. Staley L. Staley Stoneburner Strecker D. Swinford V. Swinford Switzer Terrell Thiel Thompson Throneburg Trott GWENDOLA JUNE SAMFORD A girl with a winning way and a pleasing personality. JAMES C. SANDERS Nothing can excite his calmness. DALE SCHIELE Dale is popular on the basketball floor and around school. He’ll be missed next year. EDITH MARY SHUMAN Believe me, the country has its charms. WILLIAM CARROLL SIZEMORE Tall, dark, and terrific—he makes hearts accelerate. ROBERT E. SLAY His droll remarks simply "slay ” the students. BETTY SMITH For the latest fashions, consult Betty. RICHARD DONOVAN SMITH Richard is looking forward to a life on the farm. WILLIAM SMITH Some day you'll be reading famous plays by a former P. H. S. student. LLOYD N. STALEY Our basketball and track man from Elbridge. LOREN STALEY If you want to know how to run a farm, ask "Red." ROBERT STONEBURNER He has his opinions, although he seldom expresses them. WILLIAM LOUIS STRECKER Bill's happy-go-lucky nature has made him a friend of everyone. DUAINE SWINFORD Duaine finds the junior class very attractive. VERNE SWINFORD Are his wings on his shoulders or his feet? WALTER A. SWITZER A real menace to opposing basketball teams; a swell fellow.SENIORS OF 1941 Tucker Watson Wilhoit Williamson Wilson B. Wright R. Wright D. Wright R. Wright Yount Zimmerly Naumann CAROLYN TERRELL A sweet smile and a winning way. ESTHER LA VONNE THIEL Not all athletes are boys. LESTER THOMPSON He beautifies the halls of Paris High with his artistic ability. JAMES WILSON "Bus" has an ©ye for th© basket that is simply uncanny. He'll be missed at P. H. S. BETTY GENE WRIGHT I always try to do "wright." ROBERT WRIGHT A very modest young man. NORMAN DALE THRONEBURG "Fat” is fast and furious on the basketball floor. ALBERT TROTT Albert will some day be working for Uncle Sam. VIRGINIA TUCKER Ready, willing, and able. H. RAMAN WATSON Citizenship is essential to democracy. DARREL WILHOIT We wish much success for him in the business world. ALTA WILLIAMSON Industrious people go far. DAVID WRIGHT His personality is magnetic. DOROTHY WRIGHT Her hair is her crowning glory. ROSEMARY” YOUNT To know her is to have a friend. RICHARD ZIMMERLY Honor student, star athlete, popular young man —a rare combination. PAUL NAUMANN P. H. S. was glad to have Paul for one year of his high school career.OFFICERS HARTWICH, REDMAN, HODGE, QUERRY President...... Vice-President. Secretary..... Treasurer...... The Junior Class ....BEN REDMAN ..WILLIAM HODGE .GRACE HARTWICH ....HELEN QUERRY Not so long ago, three years to be exact, we, the class of '42, entered Paris High School in our quest for knowledge. During our freshman year, a number of us found time to appear in the "Ups and Downs of the Browns," and our freshman-sophomore class plays were a big success. A number of freshman girls were initiated into G.A.A., and many boys went out for track, basketball, and football. Many of us made the honor roll. In our sophomore year we had great fun telling the new freshmen how "green" they were. During that year we joined the debating club, F.F.A., orchestra, band, glee clubs, chorus, and home economics club. We did our part in the Arena's "Big Broadcast," and our class play, "Sunset by Slantsky," that year was quite successful. At last we are juniors, and we realize that our high school education is more than half completed. "Little Women" was presented in November, and it left a very good impression on all who saw it. This year we have sponsored some dances, which have gone over very well. We are all looking forward to our big social events, the junior-senior prom and the banquet. As we look into the future, we see only one more year at P. H. S. You may be sure that during that year we will do our best to uphold the traditions which other senior classes have established.35 MARJORIE ADAMS ABRAHAM ALBIN BEULAH ANDERSON CHARLES ANDERSON EDWARD ANDREWS ABEL LEE ARCHER ALAN ARMSTRONG GERNITH BABB THOMAS BABCOCK ROBERT BANDY STEWART BARR FLORA BEAVEN ELBERT BECK JACK BESS RICHARD BEST FRANCES BLAIR MARGARET BLAIR JOHN BOATMAN MARY BOATMAN PHILIP BOVARD BETTY BRATZLER MARGARET BROADHURST ROBERT BRUBAKER MARIE BRUNSMAN ROY BUNTAIN LORRAINE BURGESS BETTY BURNS BETTY JANE BUSSART RUTH CARMICHAEL WILMA CLEM CECELIA CLOE WARREN COLLIER WILLIAM COLLIER DELORES CONKLIN EVELYN COOPER MARTHA COTTON ZOLA CREECH JOAN CURL JOSEPH CURL BONNIE DAVIS BETTY DAWSON PAUL DIVELY HOWARD DIXON NORMA J. DUCK DOROTHY DUZAN MARJORIE ELAM WAUNITA ELAM LILLIAN ELDREDGE LEO ELLEDGE BETTY ENGLUM CHARLES ENGLUM LOIS EVANS GRACE EVELAND WANDA EVELAND ROBERT FEUTZ GEORGE FLETCHER HAROLD FORSYTHE HAROLD FRANCIS MARY ANN FRANCIS ROBERT FREY36 THE JOHN FULTZ NORMA FUL1Z KENNETH GALE RUSSELL GILBERT MINERVA GILL JUN JAMES GILLUM LEON GIVENS STANLEY GLECKLER SARAH ELLEN GLICK WAYNE GORDON MYRTLE GORMAN ANNUS GRABLE RICHARD GRAHAM WILLIAM GRAHAM MARTHA GRIFFITH JOHN GUYMON GRACE HALLER GENE HANCOCK ROBERT HARTBANK GRACE HARTWICH BARBARA HEADLEY JANICE HERRING DURWARD HEUBEL FLORENCE HODGE WILLIAM HODGE HAROLD HOWENSTEIN KATHRYN HURST FLOYD HUSTON WILLIAM IRVINE LEE JOHNSON WILLIAM JOHNSON IRMA JOHNSTON ELEANOR JONES JOHN JUREY DOROTHY L. KAUFFMAN LEE KEITH HATTIE KRITZ ESTHER KRUEGER RUTH KRUEGER KENNETH LAUHER JAMES LINK DONALD LUTTRELL BARBARA McCORD POLLY ANN McCORD doyle McDaniel eugene McDaniel WENDELL McDANIEL DORIS McGUINN ALBERT MALONE MAURICE MARRS PRISCILLA MARTIN JAMES MASON JAUNITA MATTHEW MARY MATTINGLY DONALD MINK37 I O R CLASS MAURICE MOODY EUGENE MORROW JAMES MORROW DAWES MYERS ANN NADIN FRANCES NOEL JAMES OCHS CHARLES OGLE JAMES PAPADAKOS EDWARD PARKER CARL PINE VIOLET POWERS EUGENE POYNTER HELEN OUERRY BEN REDMAN RUTH RHODEN TOM RICHEY GORDON ROBERTS EUGENE ROSS JOAN RUCKMAN EDWARD RUNYEN BETTY SA1TER JOE SANDERS JOHN SANDERS MARY M. SCOTT JAMES SHANKS BRUCE SMITH JAMES SMITTKAMP LESTER SMITTKAMP MARTHA J. SOUTHARD CAROLYN SPRAGUE CLAYTON SPROULS WILLIAM STEIDL U. G. STEWART VIOLET STEWART JACK STOTTS LARRY SUDDUTH CAROL SWEELEY ALLAN SWITZER BERNADINE THOMPSON CHARLES THOMPSON MARCELLA TROTTER ROBERT TURNER DOROTHY TWIGG KENNETH VESTAL LUCILLE VICARS BONNIE WADE HARRY WAGGONER ALBERT WEAVER ALBERT WEBB MAURICE WERNZ ANNETTE WILMETH BETTY LOU WRIGHT MARY YEARGIN BESSIE ZIMMERLY38 OFFICERS President..................................PAUL PEDERSEN Vice-President..................MARY ANN MORRIS Secretary...............................KLAUDIA GERARD Treasurer................................DONALD DICKENSON DICKENSON, GERARD, PEDERSEN, MORRIS « The Sophomore Class Early in October the one hundred sixty-four members of the sophomore class met to organize and elect officers for the year. Under the direction of our class sponsor, Miss Hunter, we have just completed a most successful school year. Last year, even though we had the smallest enrollment of any class, we distinguished ourselves scholastically; the freshman class had the largest number of students on the honor roll. In fact, three of us had a yearly average of 95 and above. Again this year we have placed high academically. G.A.A., F.F.A., the home economics and debate clubs, orchestra, band, chorus, the glee clubs, football, basketball, and track,—each of these extra-curricular activities has included one or more outstanding sophomores. We have taken part in several dramatic activities. As freshmen, we joined the sophomore class in presenting two plays, "Sunset by Slantsky," and "Midge Goes to the Movies." A similar project is on the calendar for this year. Many of us had a part in "The Big Broadcast" and in the "Mikado." Although we are underclassmen with fewer chances to serve than upperclassmen, we have already learned the value of cooperation. When the time comes for us to assume a larger responsibility, we shall be ready and willing.39 CAROLEE ANTRIM WILLIAM ARMSTRONG DAVID ASHLEY VESTER ATKINSON HELEN BAKER MARGARET R. BALL JOYCE BANGIOLO CARL BATCHELOR JOHN BECK ROBERT BELL JANICE BENCE RAE BLACK ROBERTA BOVARD JOAN BRATZLER ROBERT BRIGHAM NADINE BROWN RICHARD BROWN PAUL BRUNSMAN MILDRED BUCKMILLER NORMA J. BURNS MARY F. BUTLER MILDRED CASH WAYNE CASH JOY CHAMBERS KENNETH CHANEY ROBERT COCHRAN WILLIAM COCHRAN DARRELL CORNWELL HELEN CUMMINS NEVA CUNNINGHAM CHESTER DAHLGREN DONALD DICKENSON MARTHA DUNN ESTHER ELAM LEON EMERY BETTY ESSINGER MARTHA EVARD VIRGINIA EWING ROBERT FIDLER WINSTON FITE RICHARD FOLEY HUGH FONNER KATHLEEN FORCUM DONALD FOX DALE FRANCIS WAUNITA FRYE IZORA FULTZ FRANKLIN FUNKHOUSER KLAUDIA GERARD KATHRYN GIBBONS ALLYN GILBERT NORMA J. GRAHAM ROBERT GRAHAM RAYMOND GRIFFIN BETTY HAMILTON BETTY HARRIS VERNITA HARRIS MARGARET HENSON CHARLES A. HESS RUSSELL HESS DAVID HUMERICKHOUSE DOROTHY HUSTON ARTHUR IDLEMAN LLOYD IRISH ALICE J. JOHNSON HAROLD JOHNSON DOROTHY LOUISE KAUFFMAN LEVI KENNEDY DONALD KEYS WAYNE KEYS40 STANLEY KOESTER MAXINE LANDES VIRGINIA LAUHER PATRICIA LINK JAMES McCONCHIE MARY MANNING FRANK MANZ BETTY LOU MARTIN HERBERT MEEKS MARY MELTON ROBERT MERCER LURA JO MILLER WALTER MILLER JACQUELINE MOORE MARY ANN MORRIS THOMAS NADIN MARY NICHOLS MAX NORMAN BETTY NORTH PAUL OBORN JAMES O'BRIEN CHARLES W. OGLE FRANK OWENS ROBERT N. PARRISH SUSANNAH PARRISH JOHN WM. PATRICK DONALD PECK PAUL PEDERSEN ERNEST PEEL GLEN PINE DORIS POWELL HARRY QUERRY NETTIE REDMON BETTY REED THEODORE REEL DICK REHNER RICHARD RESS JANE RHYAN CHARLES ROBERTS PATRICIA SCHILLE FRANCIS J. SEELEY DENVER SIZEMORE PAULINE SIZEMORE LAVERNE SKINNER JOE STEIDL MARTHA STEIDL JOSEPHINE STUCK MAX STURGEON JACK TAFLINGER BETTY THOMAS DORA THOMPSON DORIS THOMPSON PAULINE THOMPSON ROBERT TITUS WAYNE TRETTER BARBARA TUNNICLIFF GLADYS VANDEVANTER JERRY VANGILDER GEORGE WALKER ARTHUR WALLS FRANK WATSON LELIA WAYMIRE MARY LEE WETZEL LEON WILLAN BILLY WILSON CATHERINE WILSON BARBARA WRIGHT MARIAN ZIEREN PATRICIA ZOGG41 OFFICERS President..........................JAMES CURL Vice-President..........................DOROTHY FIDLER Secretary..............................VIRGINIA ADAMS Treasurer..................BEVERLY HAMILTON ADAMS. FIDLER. CURL, HAMILTON The Freshman Class We, the freshmen, started to cross the Sea of Learning last September. About one hundred fifty embarked on the good ship P. H. S. for the voyage. Although unaccustomed to the roll of the ship, we soon learned what to do from the more seasoned travelers, the upperclassmen. There were many diversions aboard. Early in the voyage many of the boys went out for basketball and track. In cross country Monroe Sampson set a new freshman record of 11:09.3 for two miles. The girls joined the G.A.A. Some joined the debating and glee clubs, chorus, band, and orchestra. Thirty-three members made the honor roll for one or more quarters. We are confident that some of the freshmen of today will in time become real orators. There are also many in our ranks who really can sing like the proverbial lark. That we scored successes in the fresh-man-sophomore plays and the "Big Broadcast" goes without saying. Very few storms were encountered on the way and we had fairly smooth sailing. Our trunks are crammed with themes, algebraic equations, science notebooks, Latin vocabularies, business training, recipes, and handicraft. Our minds, too, are full of pleasant remembrances of the year. We have almost reached port safely, and, with reluctance, will say goodbye to our first memorable trip aboard the P. H. S.42 THE FRESH CELIA ACKLIN VIRGINIA ADAMS WEYMAN ALLEN JOSEPH ARCHER LOREN ASHLEY HELEN BALES LORRAINE BANDY MARY BANDY DONALD BECK ROBERT BECKNER DOROTHY BENNETT LEROY BENSON MARY BENTON WALTER BLANFORD ROBERT BLEDSOE DONALD BRINKERHOFF BERNADINE BROWN ROBERT BRUNSMAN BERNARD BUNTAIN ANNA J. BURTON BETTY CALVIN MARK CASSITY RUSSELL CHAINEY VIRGINIA CLARK TED CLINE EUGENE CLAYPOOL CHARLES COLEMAN MARY COLEMAN CARL CORNWELL JOHN COX NORMA COX BARBARA CRABTREE HAROLD CRAWFORD MARJORIE CUNNINGHAM BERNARD CURL JAMES CURL MARY J. CURL MARY K. DAVID MARJORIE DAVIDSON FRANK DEEM WAYNE DE MOUGIN MARGARET DIVELY MARGARET DOWLING ERNEST EASTHAM JAMES ELLEDGE CRIN EMRICK JANE ENGLISH BETTY EVARD DOROTHY FIDLER BETTY J. FIELDS NORMA FLAIRTY MARY JO FLANAGAN WILLIAM GALE GERRY GILBERTMAN CLASS MARY JANE GIVENS FRED GLECKLER BARBARA GLICK HAROLD GORMAN JEAN GRIFFIN JAMES GUTHRIE HAROLD HALL BEVERLY HAMILTON BARBARA HARDY BETTY LOU HARPER ROBERT HARPRING FLO HART JAMES HAWKINS LUCILLE HICKS NORMA J. HINDS JOAN HONIG NADINE HOSKINS JOAN HUMPHREY JUANITA IRISH MARTHA J. JENKINS BARBARA JOHNSON MARY L. JOHNSON PEGGY JOHNSON DELLA KAUFFMAN NANETTE KEYS EUGENE KILE DOROTHY KILLIAN PHYLLIS KNIGHT DELLA LANDSAW FLOYD LANDSAW ELEANOR LEITCH ROBERT LOY ERNEST LUDINGTON CHARITY McCULLEY DOROTHY McGUINN richard McWilliams RAYMOND MAPLE MELBA MARLOWE DONALD MATTINGLY ERNEST MAY DICK MORRISON DONALD MOSS DONALD MULLEN JAMES MURPHY MIKE MURPHY EVERETT NEER MARTHA NICHOLS ROBERT O'BETZ WILMA J. OGLE FRANCES OWENS ANZIL PETTY DEE PHENICIE JAMES PHELPS KENNETH PHILLIPS44 LEE ALLEN PIPER ROSEMARY PLUMMER BETTY L. PROPST WANDA REED HERBERT REHNER FERNE RHOADS WILLIAM RIGSBY PAUL RINESMITH MARJORIE ROBERTS NORMA J. SATER ROSE MARY SATER CHARLES SHONK ANNABELLE SIDENBENDER ARTHUR SISSON BARBARA SIZEMORE THELMA SMITH WANITA SNYDER KATHLEEN STEPP WILMA STICKLER ALBERTA STURGELL LOUIS SUDDUTH PHILIP SUNKEL ROBERT SUNKEL LEO SWINFORD VERA SWINFORD BETTY SWINFORD MARYNELLE TACKITT GORDON TAYLOR JACK THOMASON MALCOLM TUCKER WALTER TUCKER LORENE TUTTLE LOLA TWEEDY FRANCIS TWIGG DAVID VIDITO WILMA J. VIDITO MAXINE WALLACE DALE WALLS CHARLES WARD LAVERN WASHBURN JOHN WEANT DONALD WHITE HOWARD WHITE BETTY WHITTON MARY LOU WILKINS MARILYN WILLISON PEGGY WILMETH EARL WOKER ELENORA WRIGHT JOANN V RIGHT WANDA LEE WRIGHT DALE WYATT JEAN ZIMMERLYTHE FOOTBALL SEASON SCHEDULE Paris 6 Gerstmeyer 26 Paris 0 Urbana 12 Paris 13 Marshall 20 Paris 25 Oblong 7 Paris 12 Charleston City 0 Paris 32 Robinson 7 Paris 13 Casey 9 Paris 6 Mattoon 13 Paris 9 Laporte 32 Paris 0 Georgetown 36 The Paris High School "gridders,” under the supervision of their coach, H. D. "Deacon” Sweeley, played, in all probability, the toughest schedule a Paris eleven ever faced. Coach Sweeley was confronted with the problem of building a completely new team with only three veterans as a nucleus. After a few hurried practice sessions, “Deac" sent the Tigers into battle; but the shortage of man power and the inexperience of the players soon began to show. As a result, Paris won only three of her ten scheduled games. To prevent a repetition in the coming season, Coach Sweeley has been giving his attention to the players who will constitute next year's team, to be led by Captain-elect Stewart Barr. We predict a successful season in '41. COACH SWEELEY Zimmerly catches a pass. Paris vs. Georgetown. McDaniel on reverse at Robinson.TOP ROW: Kroemer. Malone. Barr, B. Brinkerhoff. J. Curl. Englum. Albin, Ashley. Irvine. Stewart. Sprouls. McDaniel. SECOND ROW: Asst. Coach Trulock, Jacobs. Rardin. Fonner. Zimmerly. Peters. Sizemore, Bess, Heckler. Clark, Fox, Smittkamp, Coach Swceley. The night of Friday, September 13, found the Tiger Football Squad ready for action on the Gerstmeyer gridiron. It was the initial game for Paris; and everyone hoped that Friday the thirteenth would be unlucky for the Gerstmeyer Black Cats. The game proved one-sided and the Tigers fell before the foe—26 to 6. The following Friday saw Paris and Urbana engaged. With one more week of practice, the team felt more confident. This added confidence was not enough, however, for the Tigers again lost 12 to 0. E. I. League competition next loomed before the Tigers. The Marshall Lions handed the Paris eleven their third defeat by a score of 20 to 13. The Tigers held the lead at various stages of the game, but the final gun found the 1940 E. I. Champions to be victorious. Determination finally struck its blow at the Paris-Oblong game, where the Tigers trampled a weak Oblong team 25 to 7. Turning in another high-geared performance, the Paris gridmen were able to push the pigskin across the goal twice to defeat their traditional enemy. THIRD ROW: Essinger, Trettcr, Morrison, D. Brinkerhoff. Dively, Armstrong, Kess. Tucker, Crawley. Parker. FOURTH Mercer, Myers, Allen. Guthrie, B. Curl, Dickerson, Ochs, Ludington, Weant. Charleston City, 12 to 0. This is the fourth consecutive year the Tigers have come out on top of the Trojans. Functioning with devastating precision, the Tigers then rolled over the Robinson Maroons, 32 to 7. Paris held indomitable sway throughout the game; the Maroons scored only in the last minutes. Hitting a snag in their winning streak, the Tigers came out on the short end of the stick against Casey. A long pass in the last sixty seconds allowed the Warriors to win 19 to 13. Meeting a new foe, the Tigers took an early six point lead against the Mattoon eleven. When the timer's whistle blew, Mattoon led 13 to 6. The following week found the Tigers engaged with Laporte. Paris was unable to halt the powerful Sheer machine and fell before the onslaught, 32 to 9. To finish their season, the Paris Tigers pitted their strength against the Georgetown Buffaloes. The Buffaloes, converting two of four touchdowns, chalked up twenty-six points and held the Tigers scoreless. Huston. ROW: Moody,ZIMMERLY PETERS ALBIN ARMSTRONG CRAWLEY HECKLER RARDIN McDaniel ENGLUM CURL SMITTKAMP KRAEMER BRINKERHOFF BARR ASHLEY CRAWLEY51 Coach Sweeley’s Men RICHARD ZIMMERLY—Although this was Dick's initial year on the varsity team, it was seldom that he let an opponent take the ball around his end, and he could always be depended on to snag the passes that were thrown his way. • ►. JAMES PETERS—Although Jim was handicapped by smallness in stature and lack of weight, he was probably the scrappiest and toughest back on the squad. BUD ALBIN - Bud held down one of the guard positions most of the season, . but before its close, he was broker; iji ■ at center as a nucleus for year's"A line. ALLEN ARMSTRONG—"Arm S was a newcomer to Paris, but he made an excellent showing. ARNOLD CRAWLEY — Aggressive and always eager to play, Arnold, as a senior, was able to win his first letter. TOMMY HECKLER—Tom was the mainstay of the Tiger line on both offense and defense. He was the answer to a coach's prayer, for he used his brain as well as his brawn. BILL RARDIN—Bill was one of those who played for the love of the sport. He was selected as captain to lead the Tiger squad; and through his quick, accurate thinking, and consistent running, blocking, and tackling. Bill proved himself capable of coping with the burden placed upon him as a leader. ROBERT McDANIEL—Playing both in the backfield and on the end, Bob proved he could be as competent at one position as another. CHARLES ENGLUM—Unfortunately, Chuck went out for tackle position which had a good supply of men and, therefore, did not see much action. JOSEPH CURL—Joe was slightly handicapped by lack of experience, but he played a hard game and as a result was selected as a guard on the All-Eastern Illinois League Team. LESTER SMITTKAMP—Until the latter part of the year when he began playing regular, Smitty did not see much action; but he will probably have a regular berth at tackle next year. CLYDE KRAEMER—Big Clyde, who played both tackle and guard, was very serious and determined in everything he did. BLUE BRINKERHOFF -Blue turned in outstanding performances at tackle; he always played clever, heads-up loot-ball and gave all he had to give. STEWART BARR—Captain-elect Barr, with his weight, ability, and aggressiveness, will make it plenty tough on the opposing ball clubs on the "41" schedule. DAVID ASHLEY—Dave, a sophomore, really surprised everyone during the past season with his running ability. DONALD FOX—Don is another promising sophomore, whose ability, when coupled with more experience, will assure him of a berth on the first string. A forward pass, Rardin to Zim-merly or Barr at Georgetown. (Probably missed by both.)Future Tigers In Training During the past few years, Coach Trulock has had charge of a squad of boys who play a regular reserve schedule. This schedule has been arranged in order to give the boys a chance to show what they can do in actual competition; a chance which they would not receive in ordinary practice. Thus the boys are not only able to obtain experience, but they are given a chance in these games to prove their worth and to win promotion to the varsity squad. Since most of the schools have adopted this system of detecting and developing football material, Paris has been able to play reserve schedules of eight and ten games every season; this gives the coaches a chance of discovering potential material which otherwise might pass unnoticed. The reserve squad opened its campaign on the home field against a reserve squad from Danville. The Tigers held their own during the first half, but Danville's offensive found openings in the defense of the Tiger reserves to serve three touchdowns in the last half for a 20-0 victory. The Tigers next journeyed northward to Georgetown, and fell before the enemy's onslaught by the score of 13-0. The reserves seemed to be beset with hard luck. The following week, however, they held Marshall to a 7-7 tie. Twice Paris pushed to the Marshall goal line, only to lose the ball on downs after being held by the stubborn defense. Again the reserves tasted defeat to the tune of 20-0, this time at the hands of the Casey Warriors. In a return game with Danville, Paris was again humbled by the same score, 20-0. They showed improvement in their next game by allowing a much bigger Georgetown eleven to score only one touchdown as they were beaten 6-0. Paris finally pulled one out of the fire as Charleston fell before their attack 6-0; and they dropped the final game of the season to Marshall, 21-0. Although Paris won only one game, several good and promising players were discovered, and these will be the stars of the Paris football teams for the next two or three years.53 THE BASKETBALL SEASON COACH EVELAND CAPTAIN SCHIELE The success of Eveland's Tigers is largely due to long practice and hard conditioning. In November Paris took to the hardwood with Westfield as the invading foe. The Tigers, with Captain Dale Schiele, "Slim" Humerickhouse, and "Bus" Wilson as a nucleus from last year's squad, defeated the Eagles 42-24. Traveling to Taylorville, the Tigers bumped a bitter enemy 23-26 after a thrilling battle. Next Paris turned to E. I. League competition and journeyed to Effingham to down the Flaming Hearts 31-17. The next week the Tigers suffered defeat as Urbana grabbed a last minute lead to win a heartbreaker 33-36, and Mattoon trounced the Tigers 30-17. Undaunted, the Tigers staged a comeback to win from Westfield 41-17, and to turn back a fighting Robinson quintet 26-25. The following week-end, Paris was host to Canton, which boasted an impressive string of victories. Nevertheless, the Canton outfit took the count as Paris squeezed out a victory by the narrow margin of one field goal, 41-39. Charleston T. C. was the next victim of the Paris Tigers as they fell 38-27. Likewise Casey lost 50-23. Centralia, which had been literally burning up the nets of their opposition, played host to Paris. Paris held her own the first half, but the southern boys forged ahead to a 52-31 victory. Paris resumed her winning streak the following week at the expense of Clinton and Pana by the scores of 51-35 and 49-20 respectively. When the smoke of the next battle cleared away, Oblong was on the short end of a 65-27 count. The following night the Tigers beat Greenup 48-21. In quick succession Paris defeated Shelbyville 64-29, Charleston T. C. 60-17, Marshall 43-23, and Linton, Indiana, 63-41. The Tigers next tagged Westville for a 44-29 victory. In the next two games, the Tigers scored 112 points and their opponents gathered only 60 as Paris overwhelmed Clay City 55-25 and romped over the persistent Marshall Lions 62-25. Paris, in her last games of the season, defeated Georgetown and Mt. Vernon by the decisive scores of 50-33 and 48-33. Thus by winning 21 out of 24 scheduled games, Paris fans enjoyed one of the most successful seasons in basketball history at Paris High.54 Coach Eveland’s Cagers BEN REDMAN Although Ben could not squeeze into a permanent first team position, he will come in handy next year. DALE SCHIELE—Capt. Schiele lived up to all expectations, and with an unerring eye for the basket led the Tigers to an impressive string of victories. EUGENE KILLION S-S-S-wish! Here he comes! There he goes! Killion, the speed demon of the court. MAX NORMAN Max, a sophomore, is a scrappy ball-player and an asset to any squad. RICHARD FOLEY Dick, another sophomore with a basketball brain, was a regular first stringer most of the year. DAVID HUMERICKHOUSE A sophomore with two years of varsity ball under his belt, Dave will, in all probability, do a good job in filling the large shoes which "Slim" will leave behind. WARREN COLLIER - Kept out of school last year because of illness, he came back, this year and was one of the first five. He excelled in spot shooting, passing, and defensive work. NORMAN THRONEBURG — Handicapped by size, Norman never realized his ambition of being one of the first five, but he was an invaluable substitute. JAMES WILSON—"Bus" climaxed his high school basketball career by playing flawless ball on the first team. He out-rebounded many players that were much taller than he. LAURENCE HUMERICKHOUSE — Although "Slim" has been reliable the past three years in good passing, rebounding, and defensive play, he has added another ability to this list—scoring. WALTER SWITZER —Walter was one of the few four letter men in basketball. He was always a good shot. EUGENE HANCOCK Gene made a big jump in basketball this year; he can be counted on for next year. Lawrencoville vs. Paris in SHELBYVILLE VS. PARIS opening game of the Sec- "Slim' fights for ball. "Bus" has a finger on the tional tourney. Oblong vs. Paris Schiele makes a basket. ball.REDMAN SCHIELE KILLION NORMAN FOLEY FARIS VS. PANA D. HUMERICKHOUSE COLLIER THRONEBURG WILSON L. HUMERICKHOUSE SWITZER HANCOCK BASKETBALL SCHEDULE Paris 42 Westfield 24 Paris.. ,35 Paris 26 Taylorville 23 Paris.. 62 Marshall ,25 Paris 31 Effingham , 17 Paris.. ..33 Paris 33 Urbana 36 Paris.. ,33 Paris 17 Mattoon 30 E. I. LEAGUE AT CASEY Paris 41 Westfield 17 47 Hutsonville ,22 Paris 26 Robinson 25 31 Paris 41 Canton 39 48 Charleston City 23 Paris 38 Charleston T. C 27 59 Marshall ,29 Paris 50 Casey 23 REGIONAL TOURNEY AT CASEY Paris 31 Centralia D ?7 Paris 51 Clinton 35 17 Paris 49 Pana 20 1£ Paris Paris 65 48 Oblong Greenup 27 21 SECTIONAL TOURNEY AT LAWRENCEVILLE Pnric 64 9Q Paris.. 47 Lawrenceville ,23 fcr. 17 Paris.. 31 Flora ,30 Paris 43 Marshall 23 Paris.. 55 Mt. Carmel ,40 Paris 63 Unton 41 QUARTER FINALS AT CENTRALIA Paris 44 Westville 29 Paris.. ,45Intramural Basketball 56 The program of intramural basketball gives a large number of boys a chance to take an active part in a sport which they might not otherwise have. Coach Don Sweeley is in charge of the intramural program and he has handled the situation efficiently. About one hundred twenty-five boys take part in this program each year. Coach Sweeley chooses sixteen boys to be captains of the different teams; the captains in turn choose teams from the list of boys who sign up to take part in the intramural activities. The sixteen teams are divided into two leagues; a schedule is drawn up, and play begins. Every team in each league must play every team in its own league at least one game, and all contestants must conform to a set of rules, written by Coach Sweeley, or forfeit their games. After all scheduled games are played, the four teams in each league with the highest percentage ratings are permit- ted to enter the final tournament, which will decide the intramural champions for the year. This year, teams captained by Clark, D. Swinford, Rardin, and McDaniel of the Blue League and by Heckler, Trott, Ress, and V. Swinford of the Black League were the four teams which had won the right to play in the championship finals. In the first rounds of the tournament the teams led by McDaniel, Rardin, Trott and D. Swinford were successful. In the quarter-finals, D. Swinford's and McDaniel's teams were the winners and played for the championship. In the final game McDaniel's team won by the lop-sided score of 40-12 to become the 1941 intramural champions of P. H. S. Coach Sweeley issued to all the members of the championship team an orange and black sleeve emblem as a reward for their victory. VARSITY BASKETBALL TOP ROW: Quinn. Mgr.; Mink, Mgr.; Staley, Roberts. Sisson, Johnson. _ SECOND ROW: Swinford. Peel. Glover. Taylor. Huston. Chainey, Middleton, Richey. Hall, Bandy. THIRD ROW: Coach Evcland, Wilson, Pederson, Hodge, Lauher, Willan. Sampson, Glover, p. Trulock. A«t. Coach. C. J. Little. Athletic Mgr. FOURTH ROW: Norman, D. Humerickhousc. Switzer. Collier. Foley, Schiele, -• Humerickhouse, Throneburg, Killion. Redman, Hancock. ?A B S AB S VAB $ ?AB Is ?KRIs ?AB Is ,' AB S ?AB ISB Team Basketball 57 Due to the increasing number of boys who want to participate in basketball, Coach E. W. Eveland has enlarged the freshman-sophomore squad, organized in 1938, to include the juniors. This has proved a worthwhile experiment, for many have risen from this B team to the first ten by their senior year. Mr. Van Deventer, a newcomer to the Paris High School faculty, had charge of coaching the boys during the 1940-41 season. Throughout the season the squad participated in eight scheduled games, the freshman-sophomore E. I. League Tournament, and a number of scrimmage games with both the varsity third team and Mayo. Starting out on the wrong foot, the Tiger lightweights lost to Danville by a hair's breadth, 18 to 17. Next they lost to the Casey Warriers' B team by the low score of 15 to 11. Another low score game followed, but this time the squad was victorious over Charles- ton T. C. by 15 to 7. In a return game with Casey, the tide had turned, and Casey fell 29 to 21. Danville in a return match proved their superiority by winning the tilt 29 to 21. The squad was successful in winning the two following games: Marshall 19 to 17, Casey 34 to 25. To end the season, the freshman-sophomore-junior squad lost a hard fought game to the Georgetown Buffaloes 26 to 25. Thus ended the 1940-41 season with a 500% rating. Paris also entered in the freshman-sophomore E. I. League Tournament held at Charleston. In their first game against a hard fighting Marshall team the B team won 25 to 21. Taking the next game easily against Effingham by the tune of 41 to 25, they found themselves in the finals. Again the boys had their hands full, this time with Charleston City. The final score was 26 to 21 in our favor, thus making us the tournament champions. BASKETBALL VARSITY FRESH-SOPH. BACK ROW: Phelps Beck, Henson. Titos. Dahlgren. Mgr., Roberts. Switzer. Bovard. Mgr. THIRD ROW: Coach Van Deventer Givens. Quinn. Mgr. SECOND ROW: Mink. Mgr.. Gleckler. Owens. son. Wyatt. E. McDaniel. D. McDaniel. Hawkins. Obetz Roberts. Milburn, Mullen. Wilson, Gillum, W. McDaniel. Graham. Emery. Cochran. Murphy. Thomas. , Thomp-Miller.58 Fighting Tigers Terminate Successful Season The Paris Tigers' defensive campaign to retain their 1940 E. I. title was successfully begun this year by brilliant playing throughout the E. I. League Tourney, held at Casey. The first game, staged between Paris and Hutsonville, ended with 47 Tiger points to 22 Hutsonville tallies. Paris next defeated Newton, 52-31. The game between the Charleston City Trojans and the Paris Tigers was also a triumph. The score was Paris 48, Charleston 23. Next, the Paris Tigers successfully ripped the Marshall Lions' defense to net a total of 59 points to their opponents' 29. Thus, after gaining the last leg of the Beacon-News Traveling Trophy and pocketing the E. I. championship, the team and its fans looked forward to the regional tournament. At Casey, where the Regional Tourney was held, the Tigers pitted their strength against Oakland and emerged victorious by the one-sided score, 51-22. The Tigers continued their march by defeating a traditional enemy, the Charleston City Trojans, 48-17. Confident over their previous successes, the Tigers rolled over the Kansas Bull Dogs with a victory of 56-16. Capt. Schiele shakes hands with Capt. Eddleman while "Slim" and "Bus" look on. The Regional won, the Tigers then advanced to the Sectional Tourney at Lawrenceville. Meeting their hosts in the first session, the Paris basketeers easily outplayed their opponents. The final score was Paris 47, Lawrenceville 23. The next encounter was against the powerful Flora five. It was a chill producing game, but the Tigers emerged on the long end of the stick, 31-30. In the final period the Tigers unleashed their power to overcome a hard fighting Mt. Carmel team 55 to 40. Thus the Paris hardwood athletes were for the fourth consecutive time one of the "Sweet Sixteen." This year the sixteen-team state tournament was divided into four quarterfinal tournaments, each composed of four teams, thus leaving but four teams to fight it out for the state championship. Paris was entered in the Centralia quarter-finals, Centralia being their first opponent. The Tigers started the game with spirit and determination; but the Centralia five soon overwhelmed them and they were felled by the onrush. The final score told of a disastrous defeat; Centralia tallied 45 points to the Tigers' 24. Capt. Shoaff, Ml. Carmel, greets Capt. Schiele before championship game.QUARTER-FINALS Centralia vs. Paris P. H. S. Tigers with trophies SECTIONAL' tfr LAWRENCE-VIlLE Paris vs. Mt. Carmel "Slim" shooting Paris vs. Mt. Carmel Collier catching ball REGIONAL AT CASEY Paris vs. Kansas ''Slirn'' jumping Paris vs. Charleston City "Bus” Wilson in the air E. I. LEAGUE AT CASEY CapL Schiele receives the Regional trophy Mr. Bucler congratulates Coach Eve land Paris vs. Toledo Redman and Norman in the fightTRACK AND 60 CROSS COUNTRY TOP: Killion, Captain of the Cross Country team. CENTER: "Itchy" Alexander wins the 100-yard dash. BOTTOM: Killion broad jumping. Track The Tiger "thin-clads," led by Captain Jack Manz, a middle distance runner, started the 1940 track season on their own field, with Gerstmeyer of Terre Haute as an opponent. The ''Black Cats" emerged victorious in the dual meet by the close score of 56-53. The following week, the seniors scored the most points to win the annual class track meet. The next week the Tigers out-scored both Charleston City and Casey. At the Tiger Relay Carnival, one of the largest track and field events in Illinois, Paris was host to about twenty-five schools, all boasting good teams. Paris High again showed what she could do in stiff competition by running a close second to Lawrenceville, the winner of the meet. Next time the Tigers came out on the short end of a triangular meet with Danville and Urbana. Paris placed fifth in the Indian Relays held at Lawrenceville, with Manz, Alexander, McDaniel, and Blanford composing the two-mile relay team which won first place. Staley placed third in the pole vault, and the distance medley team won fourth place honors in the Urbana Relays. Paris placed seventh in the Wabash Valley Track and Field meet held at Robinson. Four boys, Alexander, Chew, Staley, and Swinford, were entitled to compete in the State Track Meet by virtue of placing either first or second in their61 respective events at the District Meet. Alexander placed in the quarter-mile, Chew and Staley in the pole vault, and Swinford in the mile run. As the track season was drawing to a close. Coach Eveland was preparing the Tiger trackmen ior the meet which every school in this part of the state is desirous of winning—the Eastern Illinois Track and Field Meet. On May 27, with fourteen teams competing, Casey emerged the victor with 38 points. Paris placed third with 23 points. The varsity squad brought its season to a close by winning ninth place in the Taylorville Relay Carnival, and our two-mile relay team, composed of Deem, Manz, Alexander, and Blanford, set a new record time of 8:30.2. A freshman and sophomore squad was organized to give the future trackmen of Paris some experience, which they wouldn't ordinarily get in varsity competition. In their first meet at Danville, which was a triangular event, they won first place in competition with Danville and Urbana. They won their second meet from Charleston City, 70 to 38; lost their third to Champaign, 65-48; and dropped their last meet to Danville by the very close score of 57-56. In the last few years. Coach Eveland, by traveling thousands of miles to enter teams in many events all over the state, has revived an interest in track at Paris. He is to be congratulated for the time, interest, and energy which he has devoted to track at Paris High School.62 Cross Country With a successful year behind them, the 1940 cross-country squad set out to retain their prestige. The boys, captained by Eugene Killion, turned in some marvelous performances and ended the season with four wins and one loss. The runners who had speed and endurance to win letters were Captain Killion, P. Bovard, M. Sampson, L. Staley, W. Johnson, R. Thomas, and D. Cornwell. For their first meet, on October 4, the Tigers traveled to Urbana and won by the score of 33-45 (the least number of points wins in cross-country). First and second places went to Urbana, but the next six positions came to Paris with Staley and Bovard leading the Tiger formation. An intra-squad meet was held October 7 and 8 to determine cross-country letter winners. The order in which the first three crossed the finish line was Staley, L. Humerickhouse, and Bovard. Sampson won the freshman race. On October 11, we entertained Danville and emerged victorious by the close score of 26-29. In a return meet, we were successful in repeating the victory. We finished with a total of 25 points, Danville 30. Neither first nor second came to Paris in this running; but Bovard placed third, Sampson fourth, and Killion fifth. Next Wiley was our host at Terre Haute. It seemed predetermined that Paris should not place in the two top positions, for again the leading Tiger competition came in third, but with four fellow runners immediately on his heels. Our boys gave all they had, but Wiley captured the meet by the skin of their teeth, 27 to 28. The Paris cross-country team, on Saturday, October 26, dethroned Woodruff in the latter school's second annual invitational Marathon held at Peoria, Illinois. This is the second largest crosscountry meet in the state, and the Tigers took top honors with 41 points, while the nearest opponent had 64. Phil Bovard led the Paris squad by coming in sixth; and Monroe Sampson, a freshman, placed seventh. This was the concluding meet on the Tiger cross-country schedule, and the boys may well be proud of their accomplishments. With only two men lost, Captain Killion and L. Staley, next year's squad should equal, if not exceed, this year's squad.63 TENNIS BOYS Jack Goodrum Robert Frey Walter Switzer Ralph Davis GIRLS Barbara Headley Wilma Clem Carol Sweeley Dorothy Kauffman The usual handicap of rainy weather again prevented the Paris Tennis Team from showing its real strength. The team personnel was composed of Fletcher and Goodrum, singles players; O'Hair and Tackitt, and Frey and Davis, doubles teams. Substitute racquet wielders were Davis, Switzer, and Ewing. The best showing of the season was made in the district meet at Casey when Paris tied with Charleston T. C. for third place, just missing an opportunity to enter the State Finals at Champaign. Only one other match was won during the season, T. C. being defeated 6-3 on May 21. Major letters were awarded to O'Hair, Goodrum, and Fletcher, while Switzer, Frey, and Davis received minor letters. Every high school girl has an opportunity to learn to play tennis through the G.A.A., under the excellent leadership of Miss Gisolo. The girls meet at least once a week for practice. The six best are chosen to play other schools. The six this fall were: Wilma Clem, Carol Sweeley, Barbara Headley, Dorothy Kauffman, and two freshmen, Barbara Sizemore and Jean Zimmerly. In the G.A.A. tournament, Wilma Clem, the tennis chairman, won the advanced singles and Dorothy Kauffman placed second. Marynelle Tackitt carried off the beginners' laurels with Izora Fultz, second. We did not place in the E. I. Tournament. Tennis is becoming more popular each year, and we hope soon to bring tennis honors to P. H. S.LEFT: Top: Kick-pin ball Center: Soccer kick-ball Center group: P. H. S. play day team. RIGHT: Top: "Rooting" from the sidelines Center: Soccer kick-ball Lower group: Members of the G.A.A. iAAAAA VAA ft ° n AAAaAAAaaA ftftnAnft ft ft AAAftj AA 'AAAAAAA AAA AA aAA VW AAAAA a VAAA A irw A A P A AAA A65 Girls’ Sports The girls of P. H. S. are becoming more interested in sports each year. Much of this increased interest is due to the enthusiastic manner in which Miss Gisolo conducts our gym classes. Throughout the school year we play such games as: kick-pin ball; volley ball; corner-kick ball; kick-pin baseball; basketball; and soccer-kick ball. Early in the spring the gym classes begin practicing dances for the annual May Fete. The Girls' Athletic Association greatly helps girls who want to improve their athletic ability. All of these activities are held outside of school, and a point system is used to determine the awards to be given at the end of the year. The aim of every G.A.A. girl is to be chosen to attend the G.A.A. Camp held at East Bay Camp, Bloomington, Illinois, during the first week in June. The girls who are chosen are those who have earned the most points throughout the year. Those who attended the camp last year were: Virginia Jones and Betty Mercer, juniors; Carolyn Sprague, sophomore; and Patricia Schille, freshman. Miss Gisolo was on the faculty staff of the camp last summer. In the fall the G.A.A. engages in hockey, tennis, archery, and a new game, speedball. It was the first year for speedball and it proved to be a favorite. The chairmen for the sports were: hockey, Gemith Babb; tennis, Wilma Clem; archery, Carolyn Sprague; and speedball, Dorothy Kauffman. Basketball is by far the most popular of all G.A.A. sports. Kathleen Humphrey was this year's chairman. The highlight of the basketball season comes with the basketball tournament between the class teams. This year a three-way tie had to be played off by the seniors, juniors, and sophomores. The final game was very closely contested between the juniors and seniors; the seniors winning 26-24. This was the second consecutive year this class had won the championship. Parties of various kinds are held every month. Some of the most unusual ones were the ''Buddie'' party, the Hallowe'en party, the April Fool Party, and of course the freshman initiation. The last social event of every G.A.A. year is the banquet given in honor of the seniors. At this time numerals, letters, and the basketball awards are presented.GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP The highlight of the school year for every athlete of P. H. S. is the election to decide whose name is to be placed upon the U. Rae Colson Good Sportsmanship Trophy. Since 1926 this award has been made to the boy who has been outstanding in one of the major sports— football, basketball, or track. All letter men in school meet and choose the three boys that they think best qualified for the honor. This selection is based upon a set of rules' prescribed by Mr. Colson. This year the three boys chosen were James Wilson, Tommy Heckler, and Bill Rardin. All three are worthy of the honor and each excels in his particular sport. The final vote by the student body bestowed the supreme honor upon "Bus" Wilson. "Bus" has been out for basketball for four years, but this is the first year that he has really been a regular. "Bus" could always be depended upon to come through and give his best in the most difficult circumstances. His defensive play and rebounding ability were decidedly outstanding and he had knack in handling the ball under the basket which baffled many opponents and resulted in an increased score. FORMER WINNERS 1926 LAWRENCE CAYLOR 1927 RAYMOND BENNETT 1928— CARL McGOWAN 1929— EDWARD GILLUM 1930— WILLIAM MURPHY 1931 JACK CLARK 1932— MAXWELL COCHRAN 1933— HAROLD HUMPHREY 1934— ARTHUR ROBERTS 1935— ALLEN SMITTKAMP 1936 - LEWIS JONES 1937 JACK FRANKLIN 1938 JOHN TAFL1NGER 1939— FLOYD HENSON 1940— FLOYD WILSONBooSOCIAL PHASE OF SERVICE Social life in Paris High School is promoted and fostered through partici-70 GOOD SCHOLARSHIP SENIOR DAY CLASS OF 1940 The Good Scholarship Legion, or honor roll of old P. H. S., has become more or less a tradition through the years. It is a goal that every student works toward; from the first guarter of his freshman year to the fourth quarter of his senior year. An orange and black honor roll button is awarded at the end of each quarter to those who have attained an average of 90 or above in four major subjects. An all orange button is given for the first year. Bronze pins are given to those maintaining that average for two years, silver pins for three years, and gold pins for four years. At commencement, the Board of Education gives Final Honor Certificates to the upper ten percent of the graduating class, those of the class of '40 receiving Final Honors were Dorothy Bilby, Virginia Black, Imogene Bright, Cassandra Bristow, Mad-eyn Danner, Kathryn Dively, Eugene Englum, Cleo Everett, Joseph Ewing, Betty Grable, Betty Hurst, Becky Jones, Virginia Jarodsky, Mary Alice Loy, Jack Manz, Moke Owens, J. W. Win-ans, and Mary Ellen Wright. SENIORS JUNIORS Jack Babcock Robert Bandy Geneva Banning Richard Best Betty Beck Betty Bratzier Philip Bibo Margaret Broadhurst Julia Foley Wilma Clem Kathryn Grable Martha Cotton Dorothy Hay Waunita Elam Tom Heckler Harold Forsythe Grover Hoff Grace Hartwich Gene Landes Barbara Headley Charlotte Nutt Kathryn Hurst Mary Ellon Pearman Floyd Huston Robert Slay Doris McGuinn William Strecker Helen Cuerry Richard Zimmerly James Smittkamp Jean Southard Bessie Zimmerly SOPHOMORES FRESHMEN Galena Allen Celia Acklin William Armstrong Eugene Claypool David Ashley James Curl Joyce Bangiolo Ernest Eastham Janice Bence Dorothy Fidier Nadine Brown Beverly Hamilton Joy Chambers Robert Harpring Donald Dickenson Norma J. Hinds Esther Elam Joan Honig Betty Essinger Phyllis J. Knight Virginia Ewing Floyd Landsaw Richard Foley Robert Loy Izora Fultz Dorothy McGuinn Klaudia Gerard Annabelle Sidenbender Jacqueline Moore Leo Swinford, Jr. Richard Ress Donald White Martha Steidl Barbara Tunnicliff Barbara Wright THE ARENA To the Arena Staff falls the task of the publication of the yearbook. In October the staff attended the annual Illinois Press Association Meeting at Urbana, where they had the privilege of examining yearbooks put out by other schools. Under the supervision of Miss Wright the staff first decided on how to finance their book. This they did by selling candy at football and basketball games, by the "Big Broadcast of 1941," and by sponsoring a movie. Then followed the preparation of the dummy. Class pictures, organization pictures, athletic pictures, and snapshots of individuals were taken and mounted. Write-ups were made and a cover was chosen. This done, they beheld "The 1941 Arena." STANDING: Killion, Slrecker, Apqar, Money, Grable. SEATED: Zimmerly, Nutt. EDITORS RICHARD ZIMMERLY CHARLOTTE NUTT BUSINESS MANAGERS WILLIAM STRECKER STEVE APGAR PERSONAL EDITORS MARTHA MONEY JULIA FOLEY MARY ELLEN PEARMAN SNAPSHOTS EUGENE KILLION GROVER HOFF FEATURES KATHRYN GRABLE BETTY MERCER ORGANIZATIONS KATHLEEN HUMPHREY BOYS' SPORTS WILLIAM RARDIN TOMMY HECKLER GIRLS' SPORTS VIRGINIA JONES ASSOCIATE EDITORS MARGARET BROADHURST MARTHA STEIDL GERALDINE GILBERT72 VOCATIONAL CLUBS Service to Home and Community — Their Motto F. F. A. Service to community and country is the purpose of the Future Farmers of America, a national organization of boys enrolled in vocational agriculture. This association was first organized in Virginia in 1926. The Paris chapter received its charter in 1930. Under the advisorship of Mr. Don Hamilton, the boys of this organization have carried on projects especially beneficial to rural communities. An outstanding feature of the year's program was a "pest control." This was a contest for exterminating such pests as: rats, mice, moles, crows, sparrows, and pigeons. The climax of the year for these "sons of the soil" is the Father and Son Banquet. HOME EC. CLUB TOP ROW: McCulley. Shuman, Ford, Way mire. Fultz Quillen. Henson. Samford, Glick SECOND ROW: Cossle. Davis. Doris Thomp son, Dora Thomoscn. Miller. Morris, Mann Richeton. FRONT ROW: Miss Hendricks Martin, Wright. Wilson. Adams, Johnston Becven, Miss Perisho. F. F. A. BACK ROW: Ogle, Morrs, B. Brinkerhoff McHenry, Hought, D. Brinkerhoff, See, Eng lum. SECOND ROW: Fox. D. Keys, Reel Wails. Thompson. Swinford, Peters. Hill, Els berry. THIRD ROW: Fletcher. Francis. M Tucker. W. Keys. Givens. Babcock. Cash Smittkomp. FRONT ROW: Mr. Hamilton Duckworth. Deem. Poynter Sisson, Hugg White, Biedsoc, Hofmann, W. Tucker.While one girl turns a hem, others study patterns preparatory to cutting. A morning scene in the clothing department. The Home Economics Club Betty G. Wright models the dress on which she received first state prize and third national prize. Home economics student clubs were first organized in colleges and universities. About 1923 the movement to organize clubs in high schools gained momentum, and since then the number has increased steadily. The home economics club is an activity organized and directed within the school to provide opportunity for personal development of the members, for service to school and community, and for active participation in improving home and family living. The student club in Paris High School, which was first organized in 1936, is now under the supervision of Miss Hendricks. During the year talks and demonstrations have been presented to the Home Ec. Club. Miss Cleveland demonstrated "Correct and Attractive Use of Makeup." A talk on "Groom- ing" was given by Mrs. Ray Bishop. At a Christmas party, which they had December 16, games and contests were enjoyed. They exchanged gifts and were entertained by a play presented by a few of the members. The decorations for the Christmas tree were made by the members. Several members attended the Home Ec Valentine Party, February 14, and took part in the valentine exchange. A very beneficial activity of the Home Ec Club was their Red Cross aid, that of making garments for children of belligerent nations. Officers elected for the year were: president, Marjorie Adams; vice-president, Eleanor Jones; secretary, Mary Martha Scott; and treasurer, Irma Johnston.74 MUSIC Paris High School is, indeed, very proud of her music department, and we believe that this pride is thoroughly justified. This department consists of five different organizations — boys' glee club, girls' glee club( girls' chorus, orchestra, and the P.H.S. Band. Miss Margaret Beeson has charge of the glee clubs and Mr. Louis Waterloo of the orchestra and band. Recognition was brought to our department when several of our outstanding musical students placed in the state and national contests last spring. The girls' glee club contributed two very fine voices to these contests, those of Miss Mary Jane Lindsey, soprano, who placed in the second division in the state, and Miss Mary Ellen Pear-man, mezzo-soprano, who by winning first at state, was able, therefore, to advance and place third in the national event. These two girls were also given the honor of being the ones selected to sing with the All-State Chorus at Champaign, Illinois. Not to be out-done by the glee clubs, the orchestra and the band came forth with some talent for the national instrumental contests held at Battle Creek, Michigan. The three entries representing the orchestra of P. H. S. were: Miss Janice Bence, picolo; Moke Owens, piano; and Richard Zimmerly, snare drums. All were awarded second place. This year the boys' and girls' glee clubs have participated in the famous Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta, "The Mikado." They have furnished entertainment for local organizations, and many have competed in the E. I. League and State Contests.ORCHESTRA LEFT SIDE- BACK ROW (Accordions): Richcson, Adams. Wright. SECOND ROW: Kil-lion, Martin, R. Krueger. THIRD ROW. Walker, Powers, Gilbert. FOURTH ROW: Johnson, C. Furgcson. H. Fur-geson. FRONT ROW: Bence. Har- wich (at piano). CENTER: Mr. Waterloo. RIGHT SIDE- FRONT ROW: Tunnicliff. Hardy. SECOND ROW: Sudduth. Trotter, Querry. THIRD ROW: E. Krueger, Reel. BACK ROW: Lauher, Brunsmon. BOYS' GLEE CLUB TOP ROW: Johnson, Smith, Fite. Reh-ncr, Dixon, Griffin, Jurcy, Norman, Bandy. SECOND ROW: Walker. How enstem. Sudduth, Morrison, Oborn, Goodrum Mattingly, Francis. TFIIRD ROW: Miss Beeson, Sizemore, Smith, Tucker, Beck, Steidl, Querry, Gordon. FRONT ROW: Chaney. Phelps, Batchelor, Rinesmith, Owens. Maple. De-Mougin, Allen, Patrick. GIRLS' GLEE CLUB TOp ROW: Cloe, Cunningham, Wright. Sweeley, Peorman, Naumonn. Anderson, Gerard. Jones, Trotter. SECOND ROW: Davis, Money, Hum- phrey, Murphy, McCord. Hopper, Saiter. Ball. THIRD ROW: Morrison. Steidl. Hartwich, Dawson, Zimmerly. Lauher, Bence. Broadhurst. FRONT ROW: Banning, Yeargin, Lindsey. Buckmillcr, Wetzel. Henson. Miss Beeson. CHORUS TOP ROW: Gciling, Honig, Dowling Samford. Smith, Nichols. Hamilton W«vmire Reed Vandevater. SEC OND ROW: Bales, Zimmerly, Plum mer, Huston. Hamilton, Harris, Leitch Coleman. Elsbcrry. THIRD ROW Hart, Keys. Manning. Wright, Acklin Elam. Burton, Gilbert. Sizemore FRONT ROW: Miss Beeson. Adams Griffin, Vidito. English, Wilmeth Phenicie, Schille, Brotzler. Johnson.BAND This year Paris High School has a band with an almost complete symphonic instrumentation. Besides the first band of fifty-five members, there is a smaller second band. When marching, the band is led by two drum majorettes and four twirlers. Last fall the band marched between the halves of each football game. Seven members of the band entered the district solo contest at Monticello last spring. Those placing in the first division were Harold Furgeson, Richard Zim-merly, Janice Bence, Lee Johnson, and Allyn Gilbert; Eugene Killion and Carold Furgeson placed in the second division. The five first division winners competed in the state contest, all LOUIS A. WATERLOO Band Leader receiving high honors. Janice Bence and Richard Zimmerly were successful in going to the national contest, and both placed in second division. Two weeks later the high school band entered the district meet at Bement. The band placed in the third division of Class B, the class in which it competed. Much of the credit goes to Mr. Waterloo, who has brought the organization up from infancy. TWIRLERS: Sizemore Zimmerly, Zieren, Morris. Nadin. STANDING: Querry, Patrick. Griffin, Lauher, Brunsman. Scott. SEATED, BACK ROW: Bandy. Ashby. Gilbert, Shonk. Dowling, McKenzie, H. Furgeson, Martin, Wilmeth, Reel, E. Krueger, C. Furgeson. SECOND ROW: Hardy. Kneislcy, Downing. C. Krueger. White. Kienast. Siden-bendcr. Walloce, Millhouse, Duck. R. Krueger. Luttrell, Sunkcl. May. FIRST ROW: L. Johnson. Tunnicliff. Shipley, Walker, M. Johnson, Spierling. Bence, Brewster, Sudduth. mmTO? ROW: Apgor. Mr. Von Deventc . Miss Cleveland. Mr. Trulock. SECOND ROW: Hoff, Southard. Murphy. Hart wich. Zimmeny. Sweelcy, Best, Bru baker. THIRD ROW: Bratzler. Spraau. Querry. Groble, Jones. Strecker, Boi ning. SEATED AT TABLE: Pearman Nutt, Mr. little. During the past six years the Paris Public Library has been the meeting place for a group of high school students and faculty members. These meetings, which take place on the last Monday night of each month, began in August, 1935. Mr. Little, together with a group of students, met to organize a club for the purpose of stimulating creative writing. Immediately the club became quite popular and there were many candidates for membership, which was limited to high school juniors, seniors, and faculty. In order to have good standing with the club it is necessary for each member to submit, at regular intervals, an original writing. The six year span of the club's existence has brought forth many interesting poems, short stories, plays, and delight- Writers’ Club ful familiar essays. Trips have been arranged to witness some worthwhile stage performances such as "Hamlet," Ibsen's "Ghosts," "Cleopatra," and ''Jane Eyre.'' It is understood by the club members that this organization is strictly their own, that it derives its strength and vigor from their own efforts. Teachers who join the club do so on exactly the same terms as the students and they receive criticism freely on material which may be submitted. The meetings are quite informal and the officers are chosen by common consent. It is the duty of the president to appoint committees, see that suitable programs are arranged, and invite new candidates for membership after they have been recommended by the group."All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players; they have their exits and their entrances, and each man in his time plays many parts." We agree with Shakespeare, but we are interested in more specific cases of stage and drama, those of Paris High School! The dramatic performances of '40-'41 have been unusually successful, "Little Women" being the spotlight of them all. Not only was the acting of professional quality, but the costumes and stage settings were above standard, all of which added a finishing touch to the junior class play of '41. Since Paris High School has added a speech course to its curriculum more and more interest has been taken in dramatics, not only by the students but by the faculty and local enthusiasts as well, and when the property crew for "Little Women," striving for authenticity, collected the country's most prized antiques for their setting and brought one of the earliest known makes of organs from a deserted, tumble-down log cabin in Rocky Branch, antique lovers were added to our category. Much credit is due Mary Ann Francis for properties and to Betty Mercer for her skill and workmanship in making costumes to typify the period. It is needless to say that the roles were perfectly cast. In this capacity Carolyn Sprague and Bill Steidl were outstanding. Other outstanding members of the cast were Barbara Headley, Helen Querry, Martha Cotton, Wilma Clem, Barbara McCord, Clayton Sprouls, John Jurey, Dick Best, and surely not least, Bobby and Betty Carli, who were outstanding in the final act. Young April The senior class play of '40, "Young April," according to authorities, was one of the most successful ever presented. The entire action took place in the court of a Spanish style home in California. As the plot unfolded Max Pedersen, playing the role of George McIntyre, suddenly arrived home from college and announced to his family that he was in serious trouble, that he had fallen in love with a girl named Diane. George had two rivals, Dutch and Pete, alias John King and Don Tackitt. While all this was going on, Terry McIntyre (whom we all knew as Sandy Bristow with blonde hair) was falling for Bert Parsons, Stewart Miller, and Brian Stanley, or if you wish, Charles Farnham, Ben Brading, and Jack Manz, respectively. By an evolutionary process Bert falls out of the picture, rapidly followed by Stewart. This left only Brian Stanley to woo and win his way into Diane's heart. This accomplished, "they all lived happily ever afterward."LITTLE WOMEN LEFT: Meg, Beth, Jo, and Amy discuss affairs of the day. RIGHT: Joe and Amy have a quarrel. LEFT: The "Little Women" give a Christmas play. RIGHT: The professor pro- poses to Jo. LEFT: Just one big happy family! RIGHT: Another scene from the Christmas play. LEFT: The introduction of John Brooke. RIGHT: Apgar and Mary Ann Francis set the stage.Two scenes from "Sunset by Slantsky.' The freshman play of '40, entitled "Midge Goes to the Movies," was a light comedy in which the trials and tribulations of the teen age are presented humorously though sympathetically. To begin with Wanda, (Mary Ann Morris), who was the central character, was imposed upon by family and friends, but time went on, and with a sudden reversal of character Wanda, like Cinderella, stole the "blind date" of her sixteen year old sister and went to the ball. The cast consisted of Mary Ann Morris, Dorothy Huston, Norma Jean Graham, Barbara Wright, Richard Ress, Howard Tanner, Edward Runyen, and Billy Armstrong. Of the sophomore play let it suffice to say that it was highly entertaining. What is more important is that in this play much of our present talent was developed. Here Carolyn Sprague and Bill Steidl made their stage debut, and from the same beginning arose to perform so admirably in "Little Women." You will remember also Helen Ouerry and Dick Best, who did superior work in a later play. In a resume of the stage performances of '40 and '41 it is proper to mention that the high school band, under the leadership of Mr. Waterloo, made a grand success of their annual indoor concert, which featured members who had been winners in the district and state contests. The annual spring concert given by the P. H. S. Band. A scene from "Midge Goes to the Movies."82 The Mikado Under the patient guidance of Miss Margaret Beeson, the music department of Paris High School produced the famous Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, "The Mikado." The dialogue was ably directed by Miss Alice Cleveland, speech instructor. The high light of the operetta was the admirable solo work of the following talented students: Bill Johnson, Mary Jane Lindsey, Lee Johnson, Mary Ellen Pear-man, Wayne Gordon, Bessie Zimmerly, John Jurey, Mary Lee Wetzel, Paul Oborn, and Dick Morrison. These students were ably supported by a chorus of thirty-two, selected from the boys' and girls' glee clubs. THE MIKADO LEFT: The Lord High Execu- tioner enters. RIGHT: The three little maids from school. LEFT: Gentlemen of Japan. RIGHT: The Finale. LEFT: The entire cast. RIGHT: Preparing for the wedding.TOP ROW: Major, Bilby, Heckler, Griffin, Banning. Huls, Cotton. Sweeley, Wilbur, Everett. Bennett, I. Bond. Krueger. Bandy. N. Bond, Carpenter. SECOND ROW: Bristow, Droke, Morris, Click, Fidler, Dively, Jarodsky, Givens, Bright, Means. THIRD ROW: Sexson, Tweedy, Danner, Jones. FRONT ROW: Oliver, Ulrich, Hardy, Ewert, Hoskins, Foley, Surber. Smittkomp, Flint, Bence, Fleener, Hamilton. Redman. The May Fete The girls' physical education department gave a "command" performance before her Royal Highness, Donice Sweeley, at the annual May Fete. James Stanfield acted as master of ceremonies, and the audience was directed on a tour throughout the United States. In stately files of four, the twenty-eight beautifully gowned attendants walked slowly through the courtroom and formed a rainbow lane as the queen ascended her throne, where after being crowned by Marian Cotton, maid of honor, she gave the command for the performance to begin. First appeared the "Arkansas Traveler," followed by "Pirates of Old Louisiana," the Cavaliers of Virginia, graceful waltzers from the Carolinas, "Lindy Lees" from St. Louis, Missouri, and "Tumbling Weeds" of Wyoming in typical dances. Chicago presented a dancing baseball game, Iowa's farmerettes tilled their soil with song and dance, and the Spring Circus warmed up at its winter resort. The "Gay 90's" revived the "Sidewalks of New York," and Milwaukee danced to the tune of "Beer Barrel Polka." The Pep Squad presented "Young America" in the late football season. The closing number was the traditional May Pole Dance. Crowned in her glory and beauty, the Queen led her court slowly from the throne, ending her reign for a day.84 TOP ROW: Miss Cleveland, Parrish, Goodmm, Jurey, Morrison, Armstrong, Murphy, Hoff. SECOND ROW: Acklin, Cole- man, Bangiolo, Moore, Elsberry, Sprague, Steidl. THIRD ROW: Cotton, Nutt, Hurst, Gibbons, Wetzel, Steidl. Be It Resolved At the opening of the current school year, Miss Alice Cleveland issued a call for prospective members of a debate club to argue the subject: Resolved: That the power of the Federal Government shall be increased. This organization is now incorporated under four officers, namely, William Steidl, president; Charlotte Nutt, treasurer; Mary Lee Wetzel, secretary; and Martha Cotton, social chairman. The following students represented Paris High School in debate through the year: John Jurey, Grover Hoff, Jack Good-rum, William Steidl, Galena Allen, Jean Elsberry, Charles Roberts, Carolyn Sprague, Kathryn Hurst, Martha Cotton, and Joyce Bangiolo. These teams encountered a practice debate at Newton High School on December 7. The next session, at Gerstmeyer High School, Terre Haute, on January 11, was of the deepest satisfaction to everyone concerned, for Paris returned home with second place honors in B Division, winning six out of eight debates. On January 18, Miss Cleveland's proteges once more went to Terre Haute and debated at the Indiana State Teachers' College. Then, on February 8th, Paris engaged in a debate and declamation contest at Charleston, winning two-thirds of their controversies. Paris also returned with two firsts in declamation, won by Helen Querry and Jacqueline Moore respectively. The Paris teams went to Casey on March 25 for the E. I. Tourney.85 The Social Whirl Indian blankets, rail fences, and a realistic camp fire provided the background for the annual Junior-Senior Banquet and Prom, 1940, which had for its theme "The Last Roundup." At the banquet Dick Zimmerly acted as "foreman" or toastmaster and introduced the following speakers and entertainers: Eugene Killion, Bill Sprague, Bob Boland, Mr. Moss, Harold Lind- sey, Miss Wenz, Miss Cleveland, Moke Owens, Jack Manz, Mr. Albert, Anne Burgett, Bill Bess, Jim Stanfield, Mary Ellen Pear-man and Kathryn Dively. Eddie Mack's orchestra furnished the music and a floor show at the prom the following night. Wm. Strecker, M. Money, R. Zimmerly, P. Bibo, M. E. Pear-man headed the committees. The Junior Class honors the Class of '40 at a iarewell banquet. Members of both classes, faculty, and board members are in attendance. The Senior Class joins the Junior Class in a formal prom in the gym as the final curtain falls for the Class of '40.86 Through The Year At Paris High87 September - October - November - December SEPTEMBER 3. Doors open to 720 students. 17. Senior officers were elected. 20. Pep Meeting—sponsored by the seniors. 28. Latin students attended Latin Club at Normal. 30. Arena staff elected. 30. Performance of a magician. OCTOBER 2. Teachers' Institute at Charleston. 10. Started taking class pictures for the Arena. 16. Draftees registered in gym. 19. Staff attended Press Club at Urbana. 30-31-Nov. 1. All State Chorus. 31. End of 1st quarter. NOVEMBER 6. "The Tale is Told”—Report cards. 10. Armistice program. 14. Junior Class Play, "Little Women." 15. Arena sales open. 18. Basketball—rush for tickets begins. 20-21. Thanksgiving vacation. DECEMBER 5. To students of superior scholarship—honor buttons. 19. A taste of Japan—the "Mikado." 20. Christmas play given by speech classes. 20. Christmas vacation began. 24. Hurray for Santa Claus! 1. In the absence of Miss Beeson, Virginia takes over. 2. Step lively boys, it's 8:21. 3. Press Club Banquet at Urbana. 4. Concentrating supposedly! 5. One, two, three, four—higher, boys! 6. Oh! don'tcha just hate to leave? 7. Farmers? No! just football heroes! 8. Tut, Tut, Katie—that's bribing. 9. "Smile, and the world smiles with you!" 10. "Yield not to temptation." 11. Three guesses—last two won't count. 12. Some study—some don't. 13. Arena Staff at Urbancr Press Conference. 14. Three little maids of the faculty. 15. Beat it school's in the next block! 16. My kingdom for a board—with tacks.88 Through The Year At Paris High JANUARY 9. A speaker from Mexico, Roberto de la Rosa. 14. Semester exams. 20. A lyceum number—liquid air experiments. 22. Report cards—a half year of work recorded. 31. Paris won the E. I. Basketball Tourney. FEBRUARY 3. The Beacon-News Trophy and the E. 1. Trophy presented to P. H. S. 8. Grover Hoff won the gold medal in the District American Legion Contest. 11. "The Big Broadcast of 1941." 22. Grover Hoff placed fifth in state oratorical contest. MARCH 3. Freshman-Sophomore class plays. 7. Paris won the Regional Tourney at Casey. 12. Mary M. Scott won first place in the D. A. R. state dressmaking contest. 14. It's a habit—Tigers won Sectional Tourney. 15. Music department won twelve firsts, nine seconds and one third place at Mattoon. 17. Paris lost to Centralia in quarter-finals. APRIL 5. Sub-District Speech and Drama Contest. 12. Tiger Relays at Paris. 23-25. State Speech and Music finals at Ur-bana. 26. E. I. League Meet at Charleston. MAY 6. May Fete. 23-24. Junior-Senior Banquet and Prom. 25. Baccalaureate Sermon at Methodist Church. 29. Commencement. 1. Now, untangle it, giris. 2. This maker, three hundred forty-three! 3. Practice makes perfect. 4. Glorified, all else beside; the red, the white, the blue. 5. Heave ho!—for P. H. S. 6. Longest mile I ever ran. 7. Pep it up, boys, you're behind. 8. Aha! Two handsome gentlemen! Eligible? 9. Maid of Honor and Her Majesty the Queen. 10. Smile, Bill, it may not all be true. 11. Oh! Oh! Not a teacher out here! 12. Boys, is it worth it? 13. Careful, Klaudia, you're too far from shore. 14. Information, please! Miss Riedell's office. 15. Already, Get set!89 January - February - March - April - MaySenior Who's Who MARIETTA ALEXANDER G.A.A. 3. 4. MILDRED ALLEN Chorus 1; Easter Concert 1; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4. NELLIE ALLEN May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Girls' Chorus 2, 3; G.A.A. 2, 3. STEVE APGAR Robinson High School 1; Honor Roll 2, 3; Freshman end Sophomore Plays; "Big Broadcast" 3; Football Manager 3; Tennis 2, 3; Writers' Club 3, 4; Arena Staff 4. JACK BABCOCK Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Football Manager 4. MARVIN BAKER PAUL BANDY Basketball 1, 2, 3; Track 1, 2, 3; Cross Country 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramural 1, 4. GENEVA BANNING G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor Roll 1, 3, 4; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Plays 1, 2, 3; Glee Club 3, 4; "Big Broadcast" 3; Vice-President of Class 4; "Mikado" 4; Writers' Club 4. BETTY BECK "Elmer" 1; "Five for Bad Luck" 3; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; G.A.A. 1. 2, 3. 4; Honor Roll 1. 2, 3, 4. BETTY BECKNER Chorus 1; Vice-President of Class 1; "A Marriage Proposal" 2; "Ups and Downs of the Browns" 2; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4. DONALD BELT Football 1; "Education on the March" 1; Track 1, 2; Cross Country 2; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4. PHIL BIBO Freshman Class Play; Junior Class Play; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Football Manager 3. 4. BLUE BRINKERHOFF Cross Country 1; Football 2, 3. 4; F.F.F. 1, 2. 3, 4; Treasurer 4; F.F.A. Judging Team 1, 2; Track , 2, 3, 4. WARREN EDWARD BRISTOW Basketball 1. 2; Track and Cross Country 1, 2; Glee Club 1; Debate 3; Class Play 3. ALONZO BROWN Intramural 1, 3, 4; Basketball 3. JOSEPH FRANCIS BRUNSMAN "Big Broadcast" 3. CHARLOTTE BUNNELL Chorus 1; May Fete 2. ANNE BURGETT Carnival 1; Glee Club 1, 2. 3; Class Play 1, 2, 3; May Fete 3, 4; "Big Broadcast" 3, 4. EMMA LOU CANNON Chorus 1; Home Economics Club 1, 2; May Fete 1, 2, 3. MADELYN CARLI Clinton High School 1; Junior Class Play; G.A.A. 2, 3, 4; May Fete 2, 3, 4. EDITH CASSLE ROBERT CLARK Cross Country 1; Track 1, 4; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4. BETTY LOU COLEMAN Carnival 1; Chorus 1; Patriotic Play 2; Junior Class Play; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; G.A.A. 1, 2, 3. 4. RUTH COX Home Economics Club 1; Honor Roll 1; May Fete 1, 2. 3. 4. JOAN CRABTREE Chorus 1; Class Secretary 2; "Ups and Downs of the Browns" 2; Junior Class Play; G.A.A. 1. 2, 3, 4; May Fete , 2, 3, 4. ARNOLD CRAWLEY Track 1; Football 1. 2. 3. 4; Intramural Basketball 3, 4. INEZ MARY DAVIS Chorus 1, 2; "Ups and Downs of the Browns" 2; May Fete 1, 4; Glee Club 3, 4; G.A.A. 4; Home Economics Club 4. JOAN DAWSON Chorus 1; "Ups and Downs of the Browns" 2; "Big Broadcast" 3; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4. GLADYS ILENE DENNISON Ashmore High School 1, 2. 3; Paris High School 4. PHILIP DICKENSON Vice-President 2; Speech Play 2; Stage Crew 2, 3. CHARLES EDWIN DIXON Basketball 1, 2; Track 1, 2; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3; Glee Club 3, 4; Football Manager 3, 4. CHARLES DUCK Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4. ALLEN EDWARDS Track 1, 2, 3; Cross Country 1, 2, 3; "Remember the Day" 3; Debate 3; Intramural Basketball 2, 3, 4. IVAN ELSBERRY Carnival 1; F.F.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Grain Judging Team 2; F.F.A. Basketball 3, 4; Track 3. 4; Intramural Basketball 4. JEAN ELSBERRY Chorus 1, 4; Speech Contest 3; Debate 3, 4; "Remember the Day" 3; Radio Broadcast 3. 4; G.A.A. 3, 4; "Mikado" 4; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4. WILLIAM ESSINGER Cross Country 1, 2; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Football 3, 4. EUGENE EVARD91 Senior Who’s Who VIRGINIA BELLE EVARD May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4. FRANCIS FARRIS ERMAGENE FINDLEY Grandview High School 1, 2; Honor Roll 2; Paris High School 3, 4. BETTY LOU FLETCHER Home Economics Club 3; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4. CONNIE FOLEY JULIA FOLEY Carnival 1; Arena Staff 4; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4. ROGER FONNER Football 1, 2, 3, 4. IMOGENE FORD Vermilion High School 1, 2; Paris High School 3, 4; Home Economics Club 4. DONALD S. FORSTER CAROLD FURGESON Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4; Band Concert 2, 3, 4; Band Solo Contest 3, 4; Band Trustee 4. HAROLD FURGESON Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4: School Band Concerts 2, 3, 4; Band Solo Contest 3, 4. RUTH ANNA GLECKLER Home Economics Club 1; G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3. JACK GOODRUM Basketball 1; Track 1; Tennis 2, 3, 4; E. I. League Tennis Medalist 2, 3, 4; Debate 4; Intramural Basketball 2, 3, 4. KATHRYN GRABLE "A Friend at Court" 1; G.A.A. , 2, 3, 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Spelling Contest 1, 2; "Remember the Day" 3; Arena Staff 2, 4; Writers' Club 4; Class Secretary 4. EILEEN HARDY G.A.A. 3, 4; Glee Club 1. 2. GERALDINE HARDY G.A.A. 1; Home Economics 2; May Fete 1, 3; Historical Pageant 2; "Alias Janetta" 2; Experimental Plays 2; "Big Broadcast" 3, 4; Speech Contests 3, 4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Orchestra , 2, 3, 4; Band Concert 2, 3, 4. GENE HARPSTER "Elmer" 1; Track 1; Basketball 1; Intramural ,2,3, 4; "Remember the Day" 3. MARY HART Chorus 4; May Fete 3, 4. JAMES HAUGHT F.F.A. 3, 4. DOROTHY HAY Crawfordsville High School 1; Chorus 1; Paris High School 2, 3, 4; G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor Roll 1, 3, 4. TOMMY HECKLER Basketball 1; Cross Country 1; "Alias Janetta" 2; Class Officer 2; Football 2, 3, 4; Intramural 1, 2, 3, 4; Arena Staff 4; Honor Roll 4. FRANCES HENSON Home Economics Club 1, 2; "Ups and Downs of the Browns" 2; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4. JEANNE ELIZABETH HENSON G.A.A. 1; Home Economics Club 2, 3, 4; May Fete 1. 2, 3, 4. WAYNE HILL Vermilion High School 1, 2; Paris High School 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 3, 4; F.F.A. 4. GROVER HOFF "Alias Janetta" 2; Football 2; Intramural 2; "More Blessed" 4; Debate Club 4; "Mikado" 4; Arena Staff 4; Honor Roll 4. HILDA HOPPER Chorus 1; Glee Club 3, 4; "Mikado" 4; G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4. FORREST HUGG Honor Roll 1; F.F.A. 2; Track 3; F.F.A. Softball Team 4. LAURENCE HUMERICKHOUSE F. F.A. 1, 3; Track 1, 2, 3; Basketball Varsity 1, 2, 3, 4; Cross Country 1, 2, 3, 4. KATHLEEN HUMPHREY Arena Staff 1; "Big Broadcast" 3, 4; G.A.A. 1, 2, 3. 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; "Ups and Downs of the Browns" 3; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; "Mikado" 4. EDWIN A. HUSTON Basketball 1, 2; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 2, 3, 4; Class Play 3; Football 4. MARY JOHNSTON Vermilion High School 1, 2; Paris High School 3, 4. MILDRED JONES Historical Pageant 1; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1. 2, 3, 4. VIRGINIA JONES G. A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; "Elmer" 1; "Ups and Downs of the Browns" 2; "The Big Broadcast" 3, 4; "Mikado" 4; G.A.A. Camp 3; Writers' Club 4; Arena Staff 4; Band 2, 3, 4. WILLIAM KELLEY Basketball 1, 2. JANE KEYES Chorus 1; G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Home Economics Club 1, 2; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4.Senior Who’s Who JULIA FERN KEYS EUGENE KILLION Intramural Basketball 1; Basketball , 2, 3, 4; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Cross Country 1, 2, 3, 4, Captain 4; Band 1,2, 3, 4; Orchestra 4. CLYDE KRAEMER F.F.A. 1, 2; Cross Country 2; Track 2, 4; Intramural Basketball 3, 4; Football 3, 4. GENE LANDES F. F.A. 2. RUBY MARGARET LARSON May Fete 1, 2, 3; Chorus 1, 2. MARY JANE LINDSEY G. A.A. 2, 3, 4; "Big Broadcast" 3, 4; County Contests 1, 2; "Ups and Downs of the Browns" 2; E. I. League 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Honor Roll 2, 3; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; State Chorus 4; State Music Contest 2, 3, 4; "Mikado" 4. JO ANN LINK Carnival 1; G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Play 3; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4. JULIA MANN May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Home Economics Club 3, 4. DOROTHY MARTIN May Fete 2, 3, 4; Home Economics Club 4. RAYMOND D. MATTINGLY Glee Club 3, 4. ROBERT "BOB" McDANIEL Football Varsity 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1. 2; Track 1, 2. 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 1, 3, 4. EVERETT McHENRY, JR. Basketball 2; F.F.A. 4; Track 1, 2, 3. BETTY MARGRADALE MERCER "Remember the Day" 3; Class Secretary 3; "Big Broadcast" 3, 4; G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Arena Staff 4. HAROLD MERCER Track 3. CHARLES EDWARD MILLER Intramural Basketball 1, 3, 4. LOWELL WILLIAM MINK Cross Country 1, 2, 3; Basketball 1, 2; Track 1, 2, 3; Glee Club 1, 2; Intramural 3, 4. WARDER MINK Cross Country 1; Basketball 1; Athletic Manager 2, 3, 4; Orchestra 2, 3; Intramural 2, 3, 4. MARTHA MONEY Band 1; Class Play 2; G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 3, 4; "Big Broadcast" 3; "Mikado" 4; Arena Staff 4. MARJORIE MORRISON G.A.A. 1, 2, 3. 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Band 1, 2; "Ups and Downs of the Browns" 2; "Big Broadcast" 3; "Remember the Day" 3; "Mikado" 4. PATSY MURPHY Honor Roll 1; "Ups and Downs of the Browns" 2; Orchestra 2, 3; Debate Club 3; "Remember the Day" 3; Home Economics State Award 3; Writers' Club 4; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4. MONICA C. NAUMANN Litchfield High School 1, 2; Paris High School 3, 4; Home Economics Club 2; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 4; "Mikado" 4. CHARLOTTE JANE NUTT St. Katharine's School, Davenport, Iowa, 1; Honor Roll 2, 3, 4; "Five for Bad Luck" 2; May Fete 2, 3, 4; "Remember the Day" 3; G.A.A. 3; Writers' Club 4; Arena Staff 4. ALLEN DEAN PENNINGTON Dana High School, Dana, Indiana, 1; Band 1; Paris High School 2, 3, 4. MARY ELLEN PEARMAN "Ups and Downs of the Browns" 3; National Vocal Contest 3; E. I. Contest 1, 2, 3, 4; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3. 4; Honor Roll 1. 2, 3, 4; Writers' Club 3, 4; "Mikado" 4; "Big Broadcast" 4; Arena Staff 4. BETTY PAULSON Home Economics Club 1; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4. EUGENE PERKINSON F.F.A. 1, 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 1, 4; Track 1; Sergeant-at-Arms, F.F.A. 4. JAMES H. PETERS F.F.A. 4; Football 1, 4; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4. JUANITA PINE Carnival 1; "Ups and Downs of the Browns" 3; "Broadway Melody" 3; Home Economics Club 3, 4; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4. ELIZABETH QUILLEN Chorus 1, 2; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; G.A.A. 2, 3; Home Economics Club 2, 3, 4. WILLIAM QUINN Football Manager 4. WILLIAM I. RARDIN Honor Roll 1, 2; Basketball 1; Track 1; Intramural 2, 3, 4; Football 2, 3, 4; Class Officer 3 ,4; Arena Staff 4. JEAN REDMAN May Fete 2. IONA REHNER Saugatuck Michigan High School 1; Hillsborough High School, Tampa, Florida, 2; Paris High School 3, 4; G.A.A. 3, 4; May Fete 3, 4.Senior Who’s Who GENEVA RICE May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Carnival 1; Glee Club 1, 2, 3; "Ups and Downs of the Browns" 2. JANET RICHESON Carnival 1; G.A.A. 1. 2, 3. 4; G.A.A. Camp 2; "Ups and Downs of the Browns" 3; "Big Broadcast" 3, 4; Home Economics Club 3, 4; Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4. DORIS ROBERTS May Fete 1, 2. 3, 4; G.A.A. 1 2. 3, 4; Basketball 3. 4; Band 1, 2, 4. GWENDOLA JUNE SAMFORD G.A.A. 1; Marshall High School 1; Paris High School 2, 3, 4; Home Economics Club 1, 4; Chorus 4. JAMES C. SANDERS Vermilion High School 1, 2; Paris High School 3 4. DALE SCHIELE Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Captain 4; Cross Country 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 1, 2, 3, 4. EDITH MARY SHUMAN May Fete 1, 2, 3; Home Economics Club 3, 4. WILLIAM CARROLL SIZEMORE Freshman-Sophomore Play; Basketball 1, 2; Football 3, 4; Junior Play; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1. 3. ROBERT E. SLAY Cross Country 1; Debate 2; Honor Roll 3; Class Treasurer 1, 4; Intramural Basketball 2, 3, 4. BETTY SMITH Chorus 1; "Five for Bad Luck" 2; "Remember the Day" 3; G.A.A. 1, 2, 3. 4; Basketball 1. 2, 3. 4; May Fete ,2, 2, 4. RICHARD DONAVAN SMITH Football 1; Carnival 1. WILLIAM SMITH Carnival 1; Constitutional Pageant 1; Experimental Plays 1; Speech Festival, Indiana State 1; "The Marriage Proposal" 2; "Remember the Day" 3; Speech Conference, Charleston 3; "Big Broadcast" 3; Glee Club 3, 4. LLOYD N. STALEY Track Team 1, 2, 3, 4; Cross Country 3, 4; Basketball 4. LOREN STALEY F.F.A. 1. 2, 3; Track 1. 2, 3, 4; Cross Country 2, 3, 4; Sectional Agricultural Judging Team 3. ROBERT STONEBURNER Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3. WILLIAM LOUIS STRECKER Basketball 1, 2; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Debate 2; "Remember the Day" 3; Intramural Basketball 1, 3, 4; Band 1, 2, 3; Cross Country 1, 2, 3; Track 1, 2; Writers' Club 4; Arena Staff 4. DUAINE SWINFORD Band 1; Cross Country 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3; Track 1, 2, 3; Intramural 1, 4; F.F.A. 2, 3, 4; President 3, 4. VERNE SWINFORD Basketball 1, 2, 3; Track 1, 2; F.F.A. 2, 3; Cross Country 1, 2, 3; Captain 3; Class Treasurer 3; Intramural 1, 4. WALTER A. SWITZER Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Cross Country 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 1, 2, 3; Tennis 3, 4. CAROLYN TERRELL May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4. ESTHER LA VONNE THIEL May Fete 1, 2. 3. 4; G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Girls' Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Play Day 2, 3, 4; President. G.A.A. 4. LESTER THOMPSON Track 2; Intramural 3, 4. NORMAN DALE THRONEBURG Track 1, 2, 3; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Cross Country 1, 2, 3, 4. ALBERT TROTT Basketball 1, 2; Track 1, 2; Intramural 3, 4. VIRGINIA TUCKER Home Economics Club 1; Girls' Chorus 1, 2, 3; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; "Big Broadcast" 3. H. RAMAN WATSON Track 3, 4; Junior Class Play; Intramural Basketball 4. DARREL WILHOIT Junior Class Play; Intramural Basketball 2, 3, 4. ALTA WILLIAMSON May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4. JAMES WILSON Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Cross Country 1, 2, 3, 4. BETTY GENE WRIGHT May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Home Economics Club 2, 3. ROBERT WRIGHT DAVID WRIGHT Intramural Basketball 1; Oakland Township High School 3; Paris High School 1, 2, 4. DOROTHY WRIGHT "Elmer"; Arena 1; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; "Mikado" 4; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4. RICHARD ZIMMERLY Springfield High School 1; National Clinic Band 2; "Ups and Downs of the Browns" 2; Freshman-Sophomore Play 2; Band 3; National Solo Contest 3; Orchestra 2, 3; Junior Play; Arena Staff 4. PAUL NAUMANN Christian Brothers' High School, St. Joseph 1; Litchfield Community High School, Litchfield, 111. 2, 3; Paris High School 4.Acknowledgments The technical services which are necessary to the publication of a yearbook are seldom noted. For their advice and assistance the Arena Staff '41 wishes to thank Mr. Owen Marsh of the Pontiac Engraving and Electrotype Company for his help with layouts and engraving; Mr. Minor L. Smith of the Williamson Press for his work in printing; Mr. K. G. Cooley of the S. K. Smith Company for the covers; Mr. foe Petit and Mr. Lynn Sanders for their excellent photography; the senior typing classes for the work in typing the dummy material; Miss Carolyn L. Wenz for the time that she has spent in proof reading. The major portion of the credit for making this yearbook what it is goes to Miss Zulu Z. Wright, the staff advisor, who has produced an All American yearbook for the past three years. • 5" ■ - « i" » «» - 1 J? . 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