THE ARENA STAFF of the
SENIOR CLASS OF PARIS HIGH SCHOOL Paris, IllinoisForeword
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The center of school life is the student, a poor mishap of many trials and tribulations. In his image we have created Teddy Tiger and with nostalgic humor present him to you.Dedication
Education is a thing of progress and must be led by progressive men. Such a man is our principal, Mr. Charles L,. Smith, who with his quiet humor and firm efficiency, has guided our school this year. To him we dedicate the 1948 Arena.
Page FivePage SixIJa e SevenJOHN R. MOSS Superintendent of Schools
B.S.. University of Illinois M.A., Columbia University
“A sense of values is of the utmost importance to the development and preservation of what we call civilization. It is based upon the ability to make relevant judgments. This trait is commonly known as ‘horse sense.’ It is better defined by the use of the old farmer’s comment that, ‘It's the kind of sense a mule doesn’t have’.”
Levings, Kiger, Foley, Bittner, Thompson, NealCHARLES L. SMITH Principal
A.B., Nebraska Wesleyan University M.A., Columbia University University of Nebraska
“Many categories of ideas have been advanced for the rating or classification of schools. Many of them are very fine, but all can be epitomized in one simple, clear-cut statement. The important thing about a school is the quality of living that goes on in the school.”
Miss Sullivan is the secretary to Mr. Moss. She performs the myriad responsibilities that fall to her with a quiet efficiency that inspires admiration of all.
MARY ELLEN TWEEDY
In ability, and personality Mary Ellen is tops. She keeps Mr. Smith’s office, with its innumerable duties, working with unimpaired regularity.
Page NineMyra Allison
B.A. University of Illinois Kastern Illinois State Teachers College
English and Arena Editorial Adviser
Miss Allison likes drama in all forms—books, movies, plays, people, and the hustle and bustle of the city.
Mary Dole Bryan
l iris, Illinois
II. Kd. Kastern Illinois State College
Physics, General Science, General Mathematics
Mr. Bouslog is a family man, with a desire to travel, which he intends to satisfy as soon as his daughter is old enough.
B.A., DePauw University M.A. University of Illinois Kiudenwood College Northwestern
Freshman English and Arena Financial Adviser
Big hats, small hats, light hats, and dark hats interest Miss Dor-sett, just so it’s a hat—or an antique.
B.S. Bradley Technical School
University of Illinois
Basketball and Track Coach Mr. Eveland’s enthusiasm for sports includes hunting and fishing when he can find time away from basketball practice.
Green I„ake, Wisconsin
B.A. Kcpon College, Wisconsin
M.A. Columbia University
French, Spanish, Civics, Economics
Miss Farrell spends her summers and holidays with her mother in Green I«akc, Wisconsin
B.K. Kastern Illinois State College M.A. University of Illinois
The enthusiasm for farming at Paris High School is carried forward by Mr. Forster, who raises purebred livestock.
Ruth Wilkin Frazier
B.A. Millikin University M.A. University of Illinois Columbia University
Mrs. Frazier adds to her already crowded life by lecturing at Women’s Clubs on psychology and writing.
Virginia Cross Gale
B.S. in Kducation, Bowling Green State University University of Wisconsin
On her “day off” from producing plays, Mrs. Gale likes to go to sec them.
B.A. Wellesley University of Illinois William and Mary University National Cathedral School Indiana State Teachers College
Mrs. Bryan has a yen for things out-of-doors, horseback riding, golf, walking, gardening, and travel.
A.B. Kurcka College Illinois State Normal
Coaching. F.E., World History
Mr. Collier knows a niblick from a mashie and keeps a nice low' score in golf. He likes to travel—anywhere, as long as he is on the go.
Page TenMargaret Haas
Terre Haute, Indiana
H.S. in Education, University of Illinois
Miss Haas has a hroad domestic streak—she likes to cook and she has a flare for interior decoration. She has an appreciation of good music, too.
H.S. University of Illinois University of Colorado
Agriculture is not only a living for Mr. Hamilton, it s a hobby. He is especially interested in raising evergreen and other shade trees. He wants to see the whole cycle so he raises them from seeds.
H.A. University of Illinois M.A. University of Illinois
Among her many interests. Miss Hochstrasser puts travel first. Her latest trip was to Mexico, her next will be Guatemala.
H.S. in Music Education, University of Illinois
Miss Huelbig likes the rhythm of skating and the rhythm of singing. especially Waring’s Choral Music.
H.Ed., Eastern Illinois State Teachers’ College
Mr. Johnson is the adviser for the Senior class. His hobbies are phonograph records and neckties. I,ike other members of the facility, he likes farming, stockfarming being his specialty.
H.S. Indiana State University
Mathematics, General Science
Mr. Jones’s interests vary from his first enthusiasm—his wife and son, Charles Joseph—to farming, basketball, and an urge to travel.
Lcland E. Lane
H.A. Indiana State Teachers College University of Florida Army Air Force Weather School
Chemistry, Science, Algebra
Teaching, farming, fishing, flying, meteorology, all of these interests play second fiddle to his family where Mr. Pane is concerned.
H.A. Indiana State University University of Illinois
Miss I.uckhaupt’s enthusiasm for botany reaches into her hobby, gardening. She especially likes raising roses and lilies.
H.S. Illinois Wesleyan Illinois Normal
Eastern Illinois State Teachers College University of Illinois University of Iowa
Miss Perisho wants to travel and especially to “see America first.’’ She collects buttons, and likes to sew, but by her own admission, doesn't like to cook.
H.Ed. Western Illinois State Teachers College University of Illinois Hradley Technical College
Mr. Pulliam goes home from his shop classes in the evening, to rest by working in his shop at home. He makes gifts for his friends, lamps and bowls especially.
Page ElevenTop Row—
B.E. Eastern Illinois State Teachers College
Industrial Arts, Sheet Metal, Woodwork• ing, Electricity, Mechanical Drawing
Mr. and Mrs. Reed and little Tommy enjoy a happy home in spite of the fact that Mr. Reed is a Cub fan and Mrs. Reed comes from St. I,ouis.
Hamilton College Gregg Business College
Typing, Bookkeeping, Office Practice
Miss Risser not only likes good music, she plays it, the organ being her favorite.
B.Ed. Eastern Illinois State Teachers College
American Institute of Banking University of Illinois
Business Training, Economic Geography, Commercial Arithmetic
Miss Scott likes people and travels a great deal to see her many freinds.
Esther L. Simons
l aris, Illinois
B.S. in Education
University of Illinois
Memphis Teachers College
Eastern Illinois State Teachers College
Do you have an Indian-head penny? Miss Simons collects them. She collects piano recordings, too. Her love for sports extends into her private life, especially for swimming and dancing.
B.A. Hanover College William and Mary University University of Mexico University of Illinois
Miss Tate not only likes to travel, but she does so—all over the world. She especially liked Turkey and plans to go to China next.
Mary Dili in Stoikowitz
B.A. Indiana University Sullins College
Indiana State Teachers College
Mrs. Stoikowitz has two full-time jobs, teacher and mother, both of which she does well, as her students and Suzanne will testify.
Studied violin in Belgium Jordan Conservatory Cincinnati Conservatory Vandercook School of Music
Band and Orchestra
After a hard day at school teaching music, for recreation Mr. Waterloo composes and arranges music.
B.S. Susquehanna University University of Illinois Mansfield Teachers College, Pa.
Clarion Teachers College, Pa.
History, Civics, Sociology
Mr. Sweeley says his main interest in life is making enough money to keep body and soul together—particularly body.
B.Ed. Eastern Illinois State Teachers College
English, Government, Sociology
M iss Wilson is a connoisseur of movies and music, preferring Freddie Martin for popular songs.
Thompson, Beeson, Rinesmith, Bishop
Way back in ’44 a group of frightened freshman entered the doors of P.H.S. That group is the senior class of 1948. It wasn’t long until this class took its place in holding honors of the school. Nine of them were on the honor roll for the year. Under the sponsorship of Miss Miriam Church, they did their share in the freshman-sophomore class play.
During the sophomore year, they gained many honors in speech, music, track, and all the other activities. The boys were playing on the first teams. Mr. Francis Hoke was their sponsor.
Next came the junior year, they were upper classmen at last! This was an outstanding year. The class worked hard and made a large amount of money for the Junior-Senior Prom and Banquet. They sold magazine subscriptions and made well over a thousand dollars. This was possible only through their sponsor, Miss Annabel Scott.
The class presented the hit play “Nine Girls.” Then came March, and P.H.S basketball team won state. As a final salute to the seniors, the juniors sponsored the prom and banquet. With the theme of “Rhapsody in Blue,” it was an occasion to be remembered.
Nineteen Hundred and Forty-eight and school days are almost over! To raise funds for the Arena, the financial staff sold pop corn, ice cream, Christmas cards, Arenas, candy, and pencils and sponsored an all-school carnival. Seniors Dick Henson and Jack Roberts were elected as captains of basketball and football. This year the seniors led the classes in scholastic honors. They are looking forward to the closing days of school and anticipating what is to come in the future.
Payc ThirteenCAROLYN AIRHART
“Music hath charm,” at P.H.S. Here we find another addict to it. Carolyn wants to go to college to train to he a kindergarten or primary teacher, then mayhe get married and have her own kindergarten.
A versatile student, Boh is interested in all sports. With one eye on the Navy, Boh a mid-year graduate is still at school, serving in a different capacity, helping Bill Porter.
The crystal hall shows travel and education for Stella, a college in Los Angeles. Sprinkled with the books we sec singing, dancing and basketball.
John prefers football to basketball, hut both sports find him an interested spectator. He likes to collect records, preferably Stan Kenton, and Erskine Hawkins and to swim for recreation.
Babe Didrikson should look to her laurels, as Ann is going to college to brush up on tennis, haskehall, softball and volleyball.
WANDALEE BABB M
When the roll is called at college next fall you will probably find Wandalec’s name among the “B’s.” She’ll find time to collect Johnny Mercer records, and dance to them, too.
MARY LOU BAKER
Mary Lou is world-minded, with correspondents as far away as South Africa. She expects to take a course at Crawfordsville then at college somewhere.
CAROLYN BALL ft - AUW
Louis Jordan has a rabid fan here, as Carolyn likes to listen to his recordings, and dance.
At the fall semester look for a Paris co-ed at the University of Illinois. That will be Delores. You may find her playing basketball, ice-skating or dancing.
Dean likes sports, both as a participant and a spectator, his favorite of course being basketball. If he goes to college, optometry will be his field.
Page FourteenCRIS BLACKMAN
An Orville Wright in the making, Cris builds model airplanes, between basketball and football games.
Take a letter, Norma, to Vaughn Monroe and Stan Kenton. This symbolizes Norma’s interest in secretarial work and band leaders. There’s basketball, too, for recreation.
Dale wants to be the “master of all he surveys,” which in his case means owning his own farm. He’ll come back to P.H.S. to sec the football and basketball games.
JOANN CARY Joann plans to work, when school is out, with plenty of activity after hours.
Music, maestro, please. Robert is headed for the music department of some college. At the present he contents himself with collecting records of yesterday and today.
Overcome by the propaganda of California’s perpetual sunshine, Beverly is going west when school is out. A1 Jolson’s presence in California might be an attraction too, as he is Beverly’s favorite.
A co-ed’s life for Nancy with swimming, reading and listening to records to round out the curriculum.
Her favorite city is Paris, where she will work. Her favorite sport is basketball which she plays herself. Her favorite hobby is collecting records.
RONALD CUMMINS ‘
Ronnie, like most of the high school boys is interested in sports, his favorite, of course, is basketball. He has his eye on college.
“Joney” will have to draw straws among his varied interests—college at E.I., professional baseball, or an accountant. Whichever he decides it will include participation in sports, reading good books, and loafing.
Paye FifteenJOAN CUNNINGHAM
A typical teen-ager Joan likes music and sports. She’ll keep in touch with Paris H.S. no matter what she docs after graduation.
To sit at her own desk in an office is Ruth’s ambition. She also goes in for popular music in a big way.
NORMA JEAN DAVID K'
Norma’s first consideration is her husband. Together they collect records, especially Vaughn Monroe and Glen Miller. They like to fish and rule bicycles, too.
Rill intends to see the world through a porthole, as soon as he gets out of school. Most of his time he devotes to the De Molay, but finds time to fish, hunt, camp, travel and collect James and Krupa records.
Jackie likes fun in general, and specifically Tex Beneke records, basketball and arguing. She’ll work in an office after she graduates.
Betty’s interests range from sewing to ice skating, with side interests of basketball, movies and popular music.
Wayne likes basketball and played in intramurals. He took a big interest in F.F.A., too.
Earl likes cross-country and track. When he graduates he’ll switch that energy from cross country to a tractor on the farm.
The movies get first place with Marietta as her idea of fun, with basketball, cooking, and keeping house, getting honorable mention.
Marjorie will continue to collect some of the Woolworth millions in a pay check every Saturday. Tommy Dorsey will liven up the day and an occasional ride on horseback will give her added zest.
Paye SixteenK JI ■
Karl’s palm shows a long-life-time including farming, dealing in tractors, playing basketball and baseball, and working in the I)e Molay.
Hetty likes to play girls’ basketball and watch boys’ basketball. Books and records, especially Bing Crosby and Dick Haymes, appeal to her.
Registration day at the University of Illinois will find Pat in the line marked “A-G.” Two other lines she’ll get into will be the ones to the football stadium and the record shop, to buy another Dave Rose record.
Boh hears the “call of the wild,” hunting, fishing, and other out-of-door activities. He’ll stay inside long enough to go to the University of Illinois and build a few model airplanes, too.
This ambitious senior wants to be a surgical doctor. But she wants fun too, as furnished by Vaughn Monroe and Fred Waring. She’s saving her pennies for a ticket to France.
Dentistry school or the marines arc the hands fate has dealt to George. Whichever he chooses, you can bet he’ll squeeze football and basketball in somewhere.
WILMA JANE FRYE
Wilma hopes to find time to travel, skate and ride horseback while that house is being built for her future plans.
Jack’s plans are indefinite for the future, but he will probably stay in Paris and work.
JAMES GEEK IE
Jim has his life mapped out to the end, including such items as being a doctor and getting married. It he has any spare time he’ll spend it watching ice hockey or football or collecting stamps.
RONALD GIBBONS ' '
Ronald has succumbed to a Navy poster. He’ll sec the world instead of reading al out it.
Vayc SeventeenJACQUELYN HALL
The shortage of nurses will he relieved when Jackie goes into training. Rut it won’t he all work and no play for she likes music and wants to travel to Mexico.
Here’s competition for Zorina! Nancy would like to study ballet in Europe, then teach it or dance professionally.
JOAN HARTLEY .
Calling all record collectors! Joan joins the club with her favorite—Frankie Lane. Her future includes homemaking, too.
MARY LEE HENN
Mary came here from Redmon as a junior. She wants to he a dietitian. Her favorite diet in music is Tommy Dorsey and Perry Como.
The hometown is Dick’s choice—where he will help his father by driving a truck. Although he doesn’t intend to play basketball after graduation, he intends to follow the Paris High team.
WANDA JEAN HESS
Here is a rare person—she likes to write letters. And she reads good books, too. Wanda is going to work, but isn’t sure where.
DOLORES GOOD '
Dolores can’t decide whether she’d rather sleep in class, play basketball, or dance. It’s easy to decide that Bing Crosby and Harry James arc her favorite.
It’s a toss-up between music, basketball and boat riding. Her plans for the future arc indefinite.
Popular music, classical music—any kind just so it has a melody—suits Peggy. She likes the movies, horseback riding and baseball, too.
Chasing bacteria instead of a basketball will be the change Barbara will make when she studies bacteriology after she graduates. Movies, ice-skating and swimming come in for their share of time, too.
Page EighteenELI HUMERICKHOUSE
Eli is the all-round athlete—basketball, cross-country and track and whatever his future holds will of course include athletics in some form.
Farming is Bob’s first interest, with basketball for second place.
DONALD JOHNSON Don plans to make his first million dollars on a farm.
The cards show a big city for Barbara—maybe Chicago. The job looks like a doctor’s receptionist.
Roller skates on his feet and a hammer in his hand is Richard’s ideal—building houses by day and doing professional skating by night. This seasoned with Spike Jones music, please.
We admire Martha because she is one of the few who says she enjoys working. Martha also likes to dance. Collecting records goes along with that too.
NORMA LEE HILL
The bright lights of New York intrigue Norma. Dancing, parties, Como, Krupa and Vaughn Monroe constitute the perfect dream.
“Stardust” Yvonne’s favorite is a good theme song for an air hostess which she hopes to be—or maybe a nurse with her feet on the ground.
Cross-country rates high with Harold and while he is in the country he likes to do a little farming.
RETTA MAE HORTON
The boss’s pride and joy! You guessed it—our own Retta Mae, a stenographer.
Page NineteenLOIS KNIGHT
The catalogues from Butler college in Indianapolis intrigue Lois. After college she hopes to he a dress designer with her own shop.
GEORGE KRUSE ' ’ ■
Something new has been added—George likes military music as well as Tommy Dorsey’s swing. He likes to build model airplanes. Someday he hopes to study music.
Dust off the college gridiron and baseball diamond. Here comes Sam and he means business .
Don likes hunting, fishing and rifle shooting, but plans to be a chemical engineer. Rose Poly is elected to perform the job.
ISABELLE LUDINGTON "V .
Another contribution to the business world, a secretary. Guy Lombardo and Vaughn Monroe get verbal bouquets from Isabelle.
One exponent of the “Good Neighbor Policy,” Eleanor listens to Latin American music and hopes someday to go there.
Mary is versatile—likes both classical and popular music, especially Frankie Lane and A1 Jolson. After graduation she is planning to work.
Give Naomi a cook book for graduation, as she is interested in being a good housewife. She likes dreamy music and basketball.
Paris girls are fashion minded. Betty is no exception, with a desire to work in a dress shop. After hours she’ll listen to soft, slow- music, or play basketball.
He likes chasing footballs, basketballs and rabbits. Bob is Paris’s star hula dancer.
Page TwentyJOAN McCULLEY
Joan knows the way to the human heart—she likes to cook. In fact she likes everything pertaining to the home. As a balance she reads hooks and attends basketball games.
John’s main ambition will he realized graduation night. He’ll plan from there. Boogie Woogie and long trips tie for first place in his affections.
Here is another whizz of a typist. That will probably he her chosen field.
Betty likes to keep in touch with her friends by writing letters and make new friends, too. Dancing, playing basketball and skating keeps her fit as a fiddle.
Robert is an athlete and a carpenter. His interests range from intramural basketball and cross-country to building houses.
Bob is a farmer at heart with a streak of track man. He wants to be running a tractor, or running crosscountry. He likes basketball, and the trips to and from games. His name is always among ’em on the honor roll, too.
CLARA MELTON ’
If Clara can corral her interests in driving a tractor, riding horses, listening to Sammy Kay and cooking, she would like to be a surgical nurse.
Marilyn’s ambition is to be good housewife. Until that is realized, she’ll study at college to the music of Vaughn Monroe and Tex Bcncke.
Here’s a man with a dream!! Visions of being either a professional bowler or commercial artist infest his sleep. He’ll flip a coin to decide between Brooklyn or out West. When he has made his first million, you’ll find him on an estate in Long Island with servants and stuff.
SHIRLEY NEW LIN"
September will find Shirley in nurse’s training. She likes music, too, and will probably sing the patients to sleep, or read poetry to them.
Page Twenty-oneBEVERLY REHNER ,
Beverly can’t made up her mind as to which comes first—Eddy Howard or A1 Jolson.
Basketball and swimming compete for first place with Harold Rhoads, followed closely by A! Jolson and the Navy.
Virginia likes to collect pictures—on post cards that is, and take automobile trips. One way or the other she’ll see the world.
Shurtleff college beckons to Barbara, where she wants to major in music. Barbara plays the piano, and the organ and sings.
From baton to a stethcscopc—that describes Faye’s interests. She is interested in a record collection, especially of Dick Haymes, and wants to study medicine. On the athletic side she likes swimming, skating and archery.
Jack is college bound, with a major in P.E. Since football was Jack’s first interest in high school, he will probably spend much of his college career on the gridiron
A victim of the travel bureau propaganda, Audrey likes to travel. She is a victim of the dance bug, too.
Normagene is the outdoor type—skating, hiking, watching baseball. When she must be inside, she likes dancing.
Betty is a whiz at the roller skating rink and on a basketball floor as well.
NEM A ROSE RAY
A linguist—no less is in our midst. With her interest in Spanish we will probably hear of her next as interpreter in the U.N.
Page Txvcniy-tn oROSALIE ROBINSON
Rosalie likes music—both to sing it and to hear it on records. Maybe we’ll hear her from the Metropolitan Opera House sometime, provided of course her husband will consent.
Patty has definite plans for the future which includes, studying teletyping at Crawfordsville. Like her fellow-classmates, she likes skating, basketball, and popular music.
PHYLLIS SH ERF I ELD
Phyllis joins the crowd heading for a basketball game, though she doesn’t like waiting for anything. And like the high school crowd, she likes popular music, too.
Freda not only likes popular music enough to listen to it—she also plays it. She has a yearning to travel, especially to California. She wants to be a nurse or secretary.
MARILYN SKINNER Never a dull moment for Marilyn. Dancing, drawing, acting in plays and planning school dances take her spare time. The real goal, however, is to become an aviatrix.
Dolores has pipe dreams about a job in a department store in Chicago, maybe selling Frankie Sinatra records —her favorite.
Here is the future efficient stenographer the big bosses arc clamoring for. On her way home from work she’ll Get an A1 Jolson album to add to her collection.
Jim reports that he spends most of his energy trying to figure out a way to make money without working. He will talk someone out of a fortune, as his long suit is debating.
JO ANNE STALEY
Paris will be well represented in the college this fall— here is another aspiring co-ed. She wants to major in education. She likes Glen Miller records and horseback riding, too.
Calling all bosses! A Secretary is on the way. Horseback riding and swimming will keep her fit as a fiddle.
Page Twenty-threeDOLORES STI KGELL
After school is out, Iowa will hear Dolores at her favorite pastimes—singing and playing the piano. Dolores is going out to Iowa to work for her sister.
Archie knows the scores on the latest basketball games and likes to help make the baskets. A baseball game finds him cheering for his favorite team.
It was Areola’s loss and our gain, when Duane came to Paris his senior year. During high school lie has been manager of all sports. His favorite professionals are Chicago teams—Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks.
KATHLEEN THOMAS ‘
“Kate” belongs to “third-finger-left-hand” group although she says that her future is undecided. Kate also likes to dance.
Nancy collects records, especially Bing Crosby, ice-skates. and reads. She likes to play basketball if it isn’t too cold in the “gym.”
Bill’s an athlete from the word “go.” Swimming takes first place. He plans to study medicine for the next ten years, so postpone that illness till Bill gets his diploma.
DOROTHY TRINE ’
Following the trend, Dorothy also prefers Bing Crosby. To delight of the teachers, Dorothy hates gum chewing.
SHIRLEY TROTTER f ,
Being a good housewife is Shirley’s first consideration. She and her husband will go to basketball games and collect Tex Benke records, too.
Here’s a Catherine Cornell in the making! Corky wants to study dramatics at MacMurray college. She’ll have to travel to see the football and basketball she enjoys so much as MacMurray caters only to women.
The answer to a mother’s prayer, Barbara likes to work around the house—when she isn’t riding horseback or watching basketball.
Page Twenty-fourBETTY VESTEL
The domestic life appeals to Betty and her husband. She has a flare for housekeeping and cooking foreign food. The record player will he filled with Al Jolson music.
Boh has been with us just since last June. He moved here from Gary, Indiana. He likes athletics, swimming, and music. Boh intends to go to college. Drafting seems to he his main interest in school.
Peg plays a nice, moaning saxophone. She likes the way Sammy Kay gives with the music, too. She doesn’t care what she does when she graduates, as long as she gets to do it in St. Louis.
An honor roll student every year, and in the State Latin contest, Richard leads a varied life with an interest in ice skating, basketball, and football.
Louise has artistic inclinations—music, acting, and dancing, as shown by the fact she took part in Mixed Chorus, freshmen and sophomore plays and the May Fete.
If Boh can plant corn as well as he can plant halls in the basket, his chosen work, farming, will he a winner.
MARY JANE WEAVER
The Edna St. Vincent Millay of Paris, Mary Jane wants to continue her writing. Not all work and no play, though, as she is interested in basketball.
An ardent fan of Les Brown and a valuable man on the football field, he would like to attend college either at the University of Illinois or Michigan State, and go into the real estate business in later life.
ELSIE MAE WILKINS
The elementary teachers’ shortage will be diminished by one when Elsie Mae finishes college at Normal, Illinois. She likes to sing, read and listen to the radio.
Charles likes to swim and watch others play football. For his quieter moments, reading comes first.
Page Twenty-fiveRICHARD WRIGHT
It’s easy for Richard to decide that fanning is his favorite occupation, hut hard to decide whether soft-hall or basketball is his favorite sport.
SONA LOU WRIGHT M,
Sona Lou likes gaiety—parties and dancing. When work calls, she prefers filing in an office.
The crystal hall shows a mixture of working and playing for Karl. We see basketball and football for the lighter moments.
A male counterpart of Brenda Starr, Allen wants to work on the Beacon News—especially to get a Press Pass to the basketball games.
Seniors Not Pictured
CONRAD DAWSON -
If you arc looking for Norval you will probably find him in the gym, playing or watching basketball.
“Jake” is a leader, as witnessed by the offices in high school he has held. He likes all sports he says, and has taken part in basketball and track. His love of popular music shouldn’t be omitted.
MARY ELIZABETH ZIEREN
Here’s a girl that likes the new look! She likes good music, too, especially by Stan Kenton, and Texas. “Liz” wants to study medicine or ballet.
Hood, Huckel, Wilson, Campbell
Under the supervision of Max Wilson as President for three years, the once so-called, “chicory chicks of ’49,” have grown into juniors and have proved themselves quite capable of being so.
At the beginning of ’46, there were 151 students starting as freshmen, but due to the facts that some dropped out of school, moved to some other town, or got married, we have lost about thirty students and up to date there are approximately 117 juniors.
During their freshman year, the class of ’49 was under the sponsorship of Miss Miriam Church, and they were well represented in the band, glee club, chorus, G.A.A., F.F.A., Home Economics Club, and Speech Club.
During their sophomore year. Miss F.lsia Tate was the sponsor, and the class carried on previous activities and looked forward to being juniors.
This year, being their junior year, has proved to be the busiest of all. They have participated in the sale of magazines, helped with the P.T.A. carnival, presented the class play of “Dear Ruth,” have had many junior members on the “Tiger Tales” staff, and under the sponsorship of Miss Annabel Scott, they have recently chosen committees for the junior-senior banquet and prom.
The junior class is well represented in sports as well as other activities. They have two boys, Fred Blair and Max Wilson starting on the basketball team their freshman year, and have made great progress since. Many boys have gone out for track and the juniors have the captain, Glenn Curtis in their class. On the subject of football, a large number of juniors have participated, and John Gilbert has been selected as captain of the team for next year.
There were eleven students of the junior class awarded honor roll pins for the second quarter, and eight of these people have received pins each time they have been given out.
So, you can see that the freshman class of ’46 has come a long way. They’re grown up now, and are eager to be seniors next year, and receive their diplomas for which they have so patiently waited.
Pay ’ Twenty-sevenDuckworth, Findley, DeLashmit, Emery Gantt. Givens, Fox, Foley Flint. David, Francis, Frye Farnham, Fitzgerald, Frey, Gilbert
Judy, Horton, Haynes, Hood, Hybarger. Jared Kennedy, Henson, Kenney, Keller, Huckel Inman, Holt, Jordan, Harper, Hinds Griffin, Hiatt, Johnson, Harpring, Harris
Page Twenty-eightCarnahan, Ashley, Conine. Andrews Cash, Brooks, Broadway, Bryant, Allen Baugures. B. Butler, Bell, Carrell, Bloss Dalton, Campbell. Blair, A. Butler, Bomgardener
Mohler, Morecraft, Kizer, Lacy, Knoepfel Mason, McCulloch, Levings, Larrance, Martin Merkle, Leitch, Neal, Litteral
Page Twenty-nineR. Pine, M. Perry, Piper, Plavchan Shanks, Shonk, Snyder, T. Perry, Rhoads Shufelt, Ross, Skinner, T. Pine, Schaich Smith, Shonk, Sexton, Peel, Rule
Wilkins, Tucker, B. Wright, J. Wright, Truelove Wilhoit, Tolen, Weber, 'J'homason, Sullivan, Sudduth Walters. Zieren, Willoughby, Vlahos, Tutt, Thomas Wilson, Stephens, Winans, White, Stewart, Snyder, Turner
Secretary..................Betty Jo Vance
Treasurer.................. Bob Wittick
Mercer Young, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Young of Paris, died November 25, 1947. Mercer, a sophomore, was popular with the students of P.H.S. and they miss him.
Bell, Fonner, Vance, Wittick
The sophomore class is an up-and-coming class which has Miss Tate as its sponsor. There are now 156 students enrolled in the sophomore division which is a slight decrease in number from the ones who registered last year. The sophomores have a good representation in the lettermen’s club. There are seven home rooms in the class, so there are seven members in the student council. Nine of the eleven baton twirlers are sophomores. The freshmen-sophomore football and basketball squads can boast of being one of the strongest in this area. The fastest boy in cross-country, in the state of Illinois this year, is a sophomore from P.H.S. The sophomore class took part in a program called, “Vanities” for the school carnival.
Tolliver, Tiffin, Twigg, Stacy, Tucker, Sechrest Switzer, Trine, Sudduth, Stahler, Stephens, Swinford Tweedy, Taylor, Rinesmith, Soitghers. Sweeley Pane Thirty-one Stotts, Sims, Tait, SpiresM. Coller, Dennison, Elledge. Collenberger, Churukian, DeLashmit, Russell Drake Dorothy, Farris, Edwards, Coad, Curl, Fields Crable, P. Coller. Danner, Evinger, Crum, Richard Drake
R. Welch, Williamson, White. J. Wilson, Warmouth, Wiger V. Wilson, VanGilder, Zogg, M. Wittick. Walls, W. Welch Walden. Wade, Vice, Vance, Wood W inschief, Vaughn, R. WittickMathews, Parker, Macke, McEvoy, Martin, Morris Phillips, McMullen, McCrocklin, Pitts, Peterson, Newgent Mathews, Murphy, Reynolds, O’Betz, Montross Newhart, Mood, Mullen, Morrisey
1. Griffin, Hancock, Hand, Hippie, J. O. Haddix, Haught, Gosnell Holler, I). Good, A. Griffin. Gorman. Hogue, B. Good. Gardner Fonner, Forster, Henn, Funkhouser, Geekie, Henson, J. Haddix Hart, Gibson, Goff, Hefner, Hanna
Page Thirty-threeC. Cash, Cahoe, F. Cash, Cameron, Ashby, H. Cherry Maker, Bryant. Brown, Carnahan, Carroll, Bandy, Airhart Burton, Acklin, P. Cherry, Barr, Boyer, Bowen Bess. Alexander, Barker, Cary, Bell, Bouslog
Kirby, Howe, R. Keltz, Jones, Cunningham Larson, Koontz, Hubbard, Jarman, Irish Hefner, D. Keltz. Kerrick, Kroenung Jenison, Johnson, Kneizley, LambFRESHMEN
President........................ Relva Green
Front Row—Leitch, Redmon Back Bote— Green, Tucker.
On September 5, 173 students enrolled in Paris High School for their freshman year of education. They were a little frightened and all felt different, being freshmen. It took a little while to get accustomed to the new surroundings and class rooms, but soon the schedules were planned and they were ready to begin school.
At the beginning of September they found new things that they had never encountered in junior high or grade school years. The problem of student council members came up. Mary I hi Dankenbring, Gerald Henson, George Sunkel, Carolyn Tucker, John Newgent and Belva Green were chosen to represent their home rooms.
One of the most important events concerning freshmen Has the winning of the Fresh-Soph Tournament at Casey. The freshmen boys played an excellent game and deserved credit for beating a strong Effingham team. They were also forced to compete with other good teams before reaching the finals, but always managed to come out on top. Another important event this year was the Shelby -ville District Student Council Convention held here in Paris.
The freshmen now feel a part of Paris High School and will spend some of their best times here.
Page Thirty fiveNewell, M. Meeks, B. Moore, McDaniel, B. O’Bannon, D. Moore, Martin, Myers Murdock, Monroe, Norville, McClarey, Mullins, Krahel Lynch, Logan, Mann, Lcitch, Knight, Maxedon, Newlin Ludington, Laughlin, Morecraft, P. Meeks, Newgcnt, Mumbowcr, J. O’Bannon
F. Good, R. Forsythe, Green, A. Forsythe, Grable, Francis, Elledge, P. Givens Flint, Dowling, Elliot, Evinger, B. Givens, Dean, Gosnell, Fleener Dorothy, Gale, F. Givens, Foley, Griffis, English Douglas, Good, Ewing, Davis, DeLashmit
Page Thirty sixI). Walls, H. Walls, Trine, Ulrich, Switzer, Tucker, Hall M. Walls, York, Thomas, Thompson, Waller, B. Young, W right, Yates Walden, E. Walls, Vidito, Thompson, Wallace, Wright
Quinn, Striker, I. Rinesmith, Rcdmon, Oliver, J. Shirar, Sanders, Skinner Richey, Spires, Paynter, C. Rinesmith, Sprague, Poole, Pittman Schnell, C. Shirar, Sunkel, Selders, Patrick, Runyan, Straw Parsley, Spung, Plew, Scars, Phillips, Pennington, ShufordV H
T'"' ct,,cr« Kirby, Jenkins, Johnson, Hcnness, Harvey, Keen corner, Hewitt, Hinkel, Hardy, Irish, Haynes, Harpring I . Henson, Jones, Keenan, Kerans, G. Henson, H. Henson, Hughes, Jared
Hall, Halloran. Hamhul. Howard
q Dav is, Davison, Carroll, Blackman, Ballard, Cunningham, Bratzlcr, Conine, R. Davis, Cline ClaPP» P Ashley, Dennis Adams, Donald Adams, Becker, Breneman, A. Crablc, Bomgardener I). Crahle, Bishop, Davidson, Conley, Colvin, Calvin, Brock, Cunningham Crum, Burns, Claybaugh, M. Ashley, Bell
Page Thirty-eightHEADS AND HANDS AT WORKPage Fortyjuo-Xjjoj Jfiod
SNOIJ_VZINV9 JOTHE ARENA EDITORIAL STAFF
The task of putting out the 1948 Arena fell to a group headed by co-editors Nancy Clark and Charles Wishart. Miss Allison, a new teacher at Paris High, sponsored it. Not discouraged by the fact that the 1947 Arena had not been delivered, the cast started early in the fall to collect the necessary data.
The year produced some colorful events—the carnival, the plays, a successful football and basketball season. All of these kept the staff busy putting them in permanent record in the Arena.
Co-Editors.......................Nancy Clark, Charles Wishart
Art Editors......Shirley Newlin, Phil Neuhauser, Hanna Xewgent
Photographer....................................... Bill Ewing
Activities Editors...........Donald Loffland, Barbara Rinesmith
Personals........................Nancy Harris, Nancy Thompson
Girls’ Sports...............Mary Lou Baker. Jacqueline Dickson
Boys’ Sports.....Dean Bishop, Sandford Levings, Robert Mason
Typists......Wanda Hess, Norma Hill, Mary Keen, Patty Sexton,
Mary Jane Weaver, Josephine Macke
Seated—Levings, Bishop, Newlin, Wishart, Clark, Thompson, Harris, Rinesmith.
Standing—Hill, Keen, Dickson, Baker, Miss Allison, Adviser, Weaver, Sexton, Hess, Loffland. Neuhauser.
Paac Forty twoScaled—Myers, Airhart, Knight, Hollingsworth.
Standing—Babb, Miss Dorsett, adviser, Bristow, Foley, Mason, Geekie, Staley, Stahler, Beeson, Lukken.
THE ARENA FINANCIAL STAFF
Just name it and the Arena Financial Staff sells is! This year in order to raise sufficient funds the staff sold hot dogs, coffee, pop, ice cream, candy, popcorn, potato chips, pencils, and pins. At every home game of either football or basketball, the staff was busily at work selling these numerous articles. The main event for this year of ’47-’48 was the School Carnival. With the cosponsorship of the High School P.T.A. and with the help of every teacher and student, the project was very successful. Think of money-making and you think of Miss Maude K. Dorsett, the sponsor of the financial staff.
Members of the staff are as follows: I.ois Knight and James Geekie, co-chairmen, Carolyn Airhart, Wandalee Babb, Delores Beeson, Bob Foley, Bob Mason, James Stahler, Marilyn Myers, Pat Foley, Yvonne Hollingsworth, Eleanor Lukken, Barbara Joslin, Jo Ann Staley, and Norma Bristow.
Page Forty-threeTIGER TALES EDITORIAL STAFF
With raising the price of the newspaper as one strike against them, the staff of Tiger Tales nevertheless scored a run when Shelton Frey, a junior, was chosen as their editor-in-chief and Miss Scott as adviser. Ned Jenison was associate editor the first semester until he left for Washington, D. C. The winning team that so cleverly puts out Tiger Tales is as follows:
Associate Editor...................................Carolyn Ross
Society Editors..................Pauline Skinner, Delores Tucker
Sports Editor......................................Jim Stephens
Feature Editor...................................Jo Ann Martin
Art Editors................... Elisabeth Jared, Marilyn Skinner
Business Manager.............................Jacquelyn Dickson
Production Manager...........................Freda Sidenbender
Reporters....Bill Dawson, Wanda Elliott, Jean Lamb, Patty Irish,
Verlon Cummins, Joan Wilson, Gretchen Carrell
Cub Reporters...........Sally Gantt, Diane Ramble, Bob Mason,
Martha Snyder, Betty Evinger,
Phil White, Pat Lowry
Editorial Adviser............................Miss Annabel Scott
Sealed—Elliot, Snyder, D. Tucker, Martin, Dawson, Frey, Lamb, Wilson, Dickson,
Slanding—M. Foley, P. Skinner, Carrell, M. Skinner, Miss Scott, adviser, Irish, Grahle, Jenison, Jared, Miss Haas, adviser, Ross, Gantt, Lcvings, Sidenbender.
Pauc Forty-fourTIGER TALES PUBLICATION STAFF
The Tiger Tales, the school newspaper is published monthly by the Paris High School Press Club.
Margaret Haas is Publication Adviser. Shelton Frey heads the staff. The rest of the staff is composed of members of all classes in high school.
All articles are handed in rough form to Miss Scott who proofreads them. These articles are then handed to the Production Staff who types them in columns for use in making the dummy from which the stencils are cut. Different people of the Typing 11 class are given stencils to cut, then these are run off. All members of the typing class help put the papers together, after w hich they are distributed to the home rooms.
Art Editors.......................Elisabeth Jared, Marilyn Skinner
Business Manager.........................................Jacquelyn Dickson
Production Manager............................. Freda Sidenbender
Circulation Manager...........................................Jane Dalton
Exchange Manager................................ Jacquelyn Wright
Publication Staff......................................Typing III
Publication Adviser...........................Miss Margaret Haas
Scaled—Skinner, Baker, Smittkamp, Sexton, Horton, Ludington, Beeson, Dickson. Standing—Jared, Frey, Macke Sidenbender, Smock, Allen, Kennedy, Shcrfield, Craig, Wright, David, Dalton, Vestal, Danner, Hess.STUDENT COUNCIL
Seated—Frey, Tucker, Kizer, Blair. Standing—Mr. Smith, Mrs. Gale, Mr. Lane.
Cordelia Tucker ....Nancy Harris
“To be a medium and promote better understanding between the students and the faculty.” This is the purpose of the Paris High School Student Council. Under the direction of their two faculty advisers, Mrs. Gale and Mr. Lane, the twenty-six students representatives have been very active this year.
They have been particularly concerned with improving the school spirit this year. With that aim in mind, they have planned and directed the cheering section, taken charge of and improved the pep rallies, distributed year books, and promoted a school song contest.
The Council has taken charge of such school elections as those of the cheerleaders, the Harvest Queen, and candidates for the Carnival King and Queen.
A fund was established this year by the Student Council, for the purpose of buying new curtains for the auditorium.
To make life brighter for the students and faculty, the Council sponsored a Christmas program, bulletin board campaign, honor roll assembly, and an Faster Dance.
Standing—Cordelia Tucker Seated—Harris, Kizer, Blair, Frey, Tucker, Ford, Ncwlin.
Knight, Foley, Jared, Beeson, Rinesmith.
Jenison, Curl, Fonner, Zogg, Dankenbring, Breen, C. Tucker.
Reynolds, Sunkel, Henson, Newgcnt, Wilson, Acklin.
Mrs. Gale Page Forty-sixF. H. A.
One of the most active organizations at Paris High School is the Paris High School’s Future Homemakers of America. It has a membership of twenty students, under the sponsorship of Miss Mary Perisho. The chapter mother is Mrs. Charles Glecker. The officers of the club are as follows: Margie Conine, president; Maxine Duckworth, vice-president; Bettv Drake, secretary; Christine Cash, treasurer; Betty Brown, parliamentarian; and Joan Wilson, reporter.
The club had for its program theme. “'Hobbies.” To make money for the club they had cookie sales. They packed and sent a box to Holland, and visited the mink farm to learn about the care and feeding of mink and the use of mink skins.
Last August, Margie Conine acted as camp delegate from Paris High School, at Lake Bloomington. At the Fall Rally at the Danville Y.W.C.A., Margie Conine and Maxine Duckworth represented the club.
Conine, Drake, Flint, Brown, Wilson.
Hancock, Sprague, Rinesmith, Miss Perisho adviser, Hall, Cunningham, Haddix, Burton.PARIS HIGH SCHOOL BAND
A proud group it was when the Paris High School band came home from Canton, Illinios, after being one of the three class B bands to place first at the State Music finals.
With Mr. Louis Waterjoo waving the baton, the band can render jazz and swing music as well as classical selections.
Pep meetings were enlivened by the snappy tunes of the orange and black-uniformed students and everyone looked forward to the performance of the band during the intermission of the basketball and football games.
Cherry, Calvin, Borell, Cushman, Hogue, Cash, McCrocklin, Bizal, Lippman, Moss, Judy,
Emery, Tutt, Cameron.
Crable, Shufclt, H. Henn, Carrell, Richey, Inman, Wittick, M. L. Henn, Walls, Bess, Flccncr,
K. Jones, Peel, C. Jones, Duck, Mood, Kneifcley, Newlin, Perry, Sullivan, Forster, Turner,
D. Jones, Irish, Hardy.
Ashhy, McEvoy, E. Walls, Seitz, Wilson, D. Crable, Reynolds, G. Calvin, Kruse, Morrisey,
Humphrey, Kerans, O’Bannon, B. Cash, Black, Zogg, B. Reynolds.
Page l:orty-ci'jhtEmery, Perry, Lowry, Slmfclt, Tutt Inman, Hogue, Carrcll, Cash Calvin, Cherry, Sullivan, Turner, Peel, Kneizley, Crablc
Is there a Gene Krupa in the crowd? If so, please report to the Paris H. S. Orchestra. In the midst of prodigious talent on other instruments, the orchestra has a shortage of drummers.
There are about fifteen instruments: five clarinets, two cornets, two saxophones, two violins, two trombones and a piano.
The orchestra practices two periods a week and can whip up a smooth program for high school programs on short notice. “The Bat” and “The Merry Widow Waltz” are two favorites of the group that the students are always eager to hear. Mr. Waterloo is the guiding hand behind the talent.
Payc Forty nineMiss Huelbig, Carnaham, Conine, Danner, Quinn, Oliver, Redmon, Ulrich, O’Bannon,
Dorothy, Bryant, Hickel, Hubbard, Conley, Jarminc, Hall, Givens, Rinesmith, Sprague
When the Glee Club became too numerous, a new section composed almost entirely of freshmen girls was made. They often combine with the other choral groups for programs. A girls sextet was chosen from the chorus. They are: Patricia Lowry, Sandra Tweedy, Barbara Sprague, Jane Hall, Carol Rinesmith, and Gloria Redmon.
When one thinks of Spring, one naturally thinks of songbirds, and warblers such as the Girls’ Glee Club of Paris High just can’t be overlooked. Under the direction of Miss Patricia Huelbig, this group of talented young singers is quite deserving of the praise it receives.
Miss Huelbig, Conine, Truelove, Emery. R. Pine, Tolliver, Wright, Hand, Horton, Wilson,
Hood, Ashley, McEvoy, Parker.
Tiffin, E. Wilkins, M. Wilkins, Sherfield, Robinson, Ashley, McDaniel, Walls, Knoepfel,
Trine, White, Tutt, Judy.
L. Pine, Wass, Clark, Craig, Gantt, Rinesmith, Perry, Irish, David, Henson. Twigg.
Allen, I). Good, J. Good.
Newlin, Martin, Walden, Henn, Weber, Dennison, Mason, Morecraft, Dalton, Snyder,
Ross, Butler, Trotter, Walden.
Davis, Toney, Walls, Wishart, Humerickhouse, Hefner, Churukian, Funkhouser, Laughlin. Holt, Phillips, Fowler, Hiatt, Johnson, Thompson, Rule, Curl, Hunter.
Myers, Thomas, Wilhoit, Wallace, Fonner, Edwards, Wade, Merkle, Jones, Sudduth.
BOYS' GLEE CLUB
Coming back to Paris High School after an absence of a few years is the Boys’ Glee Club, with a competent though tiny director, Miss Patricia Huelbig. They joined the other vocalists when Paris High was represented at the Festival at Casey, March 13.
Russian tunes seemed to be a favorite theme of the Mixed Chorus, although they rendered folk dances or sacred songs just as well. The blending of the voices of both girls and boys presented a well developed chorus to the audiences of this group.
Judy, Carnahan, Perry, White, Hand, Tutt, Horton, Wilson, Tolliver, Parker.
Foley, Truelovc, Robinson, Henson, David, Rinesmith, Hubbard, J. Good, Walls, Wass,
Martin, Gantt, Henri, Sougher, Wright, Wade, Grablc, Allen, Craig, Clark. Dennison, Weber, Butler, Curl, Johnson, Frey, Holt, Douglas, Trotter, D. Good, Walden.
DON SWKELEY, football ERNIE EVELAND, basketball WARREN COLLIER, assistant
JACK ROBERTS, football DICK HENSON, basketball GLEN CURTIS, cross country ANN ASHLEY, G.A.A.
Page Fifty-fourA SUCCESSFUL FOOTBALL SEASON
The “Flightin' Tigers” kicked oft in grand style to open their 1947-48 season with a decisive 14 to 12 victory jover Tuscola. Gathering steam they howled over a stubborn Marshall squad a week later by the score of 14 to 7. With offensive and defensive departments functioning smoothly the Tigers overwhelmed the Oblong Panthers with a 7 to 0 victory. The gridsters continued to gain ground as they brought screaming Paris fans to their feet by defeating Charleston City 14 to 6 and Effingham 33 to 7 on successive Friday nights. The Tigers’ mettle was definitely proved as they fought a stubborn Casey outfit right down to the wire and the score was 7 to 7 when the smoke cleared away. Taking all a powerful Robinson team could put forth and dishing it out themselves the Tigers fell to the Maroons’ might 35 to 0. Gerstmeyer visited Paris the next Friday and the Tigers couldn’t hold the Wabash Hood, losing by 19 to 7 to end the season with five wins, two losses and one tie, an impressive record.
Yidito, Henson. Kirby, Griffin, Ashley, Meeks, Edward, Sweeley, Kroenung, Foley. Roberts, Runyan, Brock, Covings, I). Alexander, Yontz, Zieren, Wallace, Myers, Thompson,
Laughlin, Coach SwA-lcy.
Assistant Coach Collier, Hiatt, Gilbert. V. Cummins, A. Alexander, White, Wishart, Waymire, Camp, Fowler, Campbell, Kinzel.
Faye Fifty-fiveCAPTAIN JACK ROBERTS, Senior—center—“Tony” was best backing up the line on defense. He made first team on the Eastern Illinois League as center.
JACK R.L NY AN, Senior—end—Jack led the team’s offensive total of points. He was tough on defense and a good pass-catcher.
PHIL WHITE, Senior—tackle—“Phil” came to 11s from Michigan this year and showed up as a defensive tackle. Phil can really move that poundage around.
BILL TONEY, Senior-tackle—“Tony” was a great threat to the enemies offensive and a tough tackier.
DON ALEXANDER, Sophomore—guard—“Don” was another tough man to more and mighty rugged on defense.
GEORGE FOWLER, Senior—halfback—Fastest boy on the team, “Rabbit” was also a good passer and runner.
CHARLES WISH ART, Senior—guard—“Chuck” made up his lack of speed on offense by his defensive ability.
BILL ZIEREN, Junior—guard—Here is another fast and shifty guard. His ability to stop up holes in lines helped win many ball games. One of the best on defense.
BOB WAYMIRE—Senior—end—“Bob” specialized in short passes. He was a hard man to get around on end runs.
DON JOHNSON, Junior—quarterback—A tricky runner, good passer and signal caller, “Donnie” contributed a lot toward a successful season.
JACK HOLT, Junior —guard—Jack was a fast-moving guard, a good blocker, and tackle.
HoltR. Alexander Levings Gilbert Campbell V. Cummins
BOB ALEXANDER, Senior—fullback—Bob was great as a line backer, bucking the line on offensive and also running and passing.
SANFORD LEVINGS, Senior—end—Another great pass-catcher, “Sam” was stout on defense and a good blocker.
JOHN GILBERT, Junior—tackle—“Dog-Ears” was a hard-hitting tackle. He made first team on the all E.I. He has been chosen captain for next year.
FOSTER CAMPBELL, Junior—quarterback—“Soupy” excelled mostly in passing and calling plays. He made first team on E.I League as quarterback.
VERLON CUMMINS, Senior—halfback—“Joncy” excelled in passing, but his biggest asset was off-tackle plays.
NORMAN BESS, Sophomore—halfback—A good line backer, “Red” was a passer and a hard man to stop.
DON HIATT, Junior—halfback—“Buck” was a good kicker, passer and also strong on defense.
BOB WALLACE, Senior—guard—Bob was a good blocker and a good man to run interference.
BOB KINZEL, Senior—end—“Bob” had a special ability to catch basketball passes. He was a good blocker.
DALE CAMP, Senior—tackle—“Bugs” was rugged on defense. He is one boy the opposition doesn’t push around.
KARL YONTZ, Senior—tackle—Karl was mostly used on the defense. He was always dependable. A good man to have when things got too tough.
Yontza:®SP. H. S. BASKETBALL SEASON
The Paris Tigers began their 1947 basketball season against Kansas. The Tigers outplayed their old rival by the score of 63 to 17. Greenup was the next to fall victim to the fighting Tigers. One week later the Tigers played a great game to win over a strong Centralia team by the close margin of 58 to 56. On December 12th the Tigers bowed to a strong Salem team 38 to 48. The Tigers came right back to defeat Oblong, Hudsonville, and Canton.
Paris took first in the Christmas Tourney.
Next, Casey, Vandalia, Charleston T. C., and Marshall bowed to the powerful Tigers. The next game drew state-wide attention. The Tigers were to meet the strong Robinson team on January 13. Each team had high hopes of defeating the other but the Tigers came home with a victory, 39 to 37. The Tigers continued winning, Charleston City, and Effingham went down under the mighty Tigers.
I.awrenceville, a team with height, speed, and ball handling ability handed the Tigers their second defeat by the score of 51 to 45. The Tigers then met a strong Champaign team and romped over them, 51 to 43. We were ready for the E. I. Tourney.
Paris placed second in the E. I. League Tourney. The following week the Tigers met another old rival, Danville, and defeated them 58 to 31. Then came the scalps of Flora, Bridgeport, and Georgetown.
Kansas ........ 7
Charleston State 31
Crablc, Dennis Adams, Keemer, Donald Adams, Keen, Martin, Harvey, English, R. Davis,
Coach Eveland, V. Cummins, R. Cummins, Wilson, Hiatt, Campbell, Henson, Blair, Walters, Humerickhousc, Waymire, Warren Collier, assistant coach.
Winschief, mgr., Tait, Gibson, Collenbcrgcr, Bess, Claybaugh, Plew, Wittick, Hanna, Foley, Soughers, Sears, Wallace, mgr.
Sunkel, Acklin, Hefner, Littcral, Sexton, Vaughn, T. J. Davis, Thompson, Gale, Laughlin,
Logan, Stephens, mgr.
CAPTAIN DICK HKNSON, Senior—guard—As captain, Dick is the key man of the team. His ball handling and guarding ability will be missed. He was always given the toughest man and always held him. His defensive ability and hard drive have won him statewide recognition.
FRED BLAIR, Junior—foricard—Fred always plays a good game. He is one of our greatest shots, and a terrific reboundcr.
MAX WILSON, Junior—guard—“Orbey” is the boy who plays the game hard at all times. He is remembered for his speed and long one-handed shots. He can take a terrific beating and keep on coming back for more.
RONNIE CUMMINS, Senior—forward—Ronnie was a tough assignment for any man. His speed and accuracy is the greatest at P.H.S. A great “money player,” always good for that bucket where it was needed.
ELI HUMERICKHOUSE, Senior—center—Eli was a hard fighter for the ball and will be missed when he graduates. A great rebounder.
BOB WAYMIRE, Senior—center—Bob fought hard for that ball at all times. Remember him for his performance against Danville? He took over the toughest spot to fill and came through. He was an incessant reboundcr.
VERLON CUMMINS—“Joney” always fought hard for the ball. His left handed shot gave him an advantage and he could hit from anywhere. The ability to come through in a pinch runs in the family.
FOSTER CAMPBELL, Junior—forward—“Soupy” is a great ball handler although only a Junior. Much is expected of him next year. A rebounding genius for his comparatively small size. He can hit the bucket from out or in close.
DON HIATT, Junior—guard—“Buck” has a hard driving shot which causes many teams trouble. His left handed shots arc quite fancy.
Humcrickhouse Waymire V. Cummins Campbell HiattBess Wittick Plcw Claybaugh Soughers
NORMAN BESS, Sophomore forward “Red” has great ability and much is expected of him next year. Watch for him on the five. He has an abundance of the old “fight.” He is a great scorer under the basket.
BOB WITTICK, Sophomore—renter— “Boh” has improved greatly over last year and his rebounding is a big asset.
ELMER PLEW, Freshman—foneard— Elmer is an outstanding freshman prospect. One of the best shots on the entire team.
RICHARD CLAYBAUGH, Freshman—renter—Claybaugh, a freshman this year, has great ability. He will he fighting for the five. He has promise of being a very great offensive player and a hard rebounder.
LLOYD SOUGHERS, Sophinore- -guard—Although “Sonny” is small, he makes up for it in exceptional speed and skillful ball handling.
CARL SEXTON, Junior—guard—Carl is a good dribbler and a good shot. He has come a long way.
DON WALTF'RS, Junior—guard—Don has knack in driving in hard, and making easy laying shots.
BOB COLLFNBERGKR, Sophmore—guard—“Bob” has switched his staying ability from the track to the hard-wood with a lot of success.
FRED TAIT, Sophmore—guard—‘“Fritzie” is also a potent scorer; he is the “play maker” and “brains” of Frosh-Soph.
WILLARD GIBSON, Sophmore—forward—“Wilbur” in a shot artist and a good defense player.
Sexton Walters Collenberger Tait GibsonCHRISTMAS HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT
E. I. LEAGUE TOURNAMENT
The Tigers defeated Hudsonville, Charleston City, and Casey, putting them in the finals against Robinson, a strong State contender. Paris Tigers came home from the E. I. for the first time in ten years without the first place trophy.
The Tigers first defeated Shelbyville 53 to 20, Rantoul 61 to 43, Mt. Carmel 51 to 27, and met Danville in the finals. The Tigers defeated the strong Danville team by the score of 49 to 39, and were Champs again.REGIONAL TOURNAMENT
The Tigers were now ready for the great test. The Regional Tourney. First meeting and defeating Newman 50 to 39, Charleston 34 to 31, the Tigers and Casey played the Championship. The Tigers came through champs again 41 to 23. Yes, the Tigers were one step nearer to the state champion game.
The sectional tourney this year was held at Flora. Teams entered were Paris, Robinson, Flora, and Carmi.
The Paris Tigers drew for their first game the strong Robinson team. During the first quarter the Maroons were leading 8-7. Half time Paris Tigers were leading 22-18. Third quarter Tigers were leading bv a small margin of 31-29. The ball game ended, Robinson 34-Paris 33.Gibson, Tolen, Mason, Humerickhouse, Acklin, Stephens, Collenbergcr, Murdock, Funk-houser, Soughers, Holloway, Elam, Bloss, Curtis, Wade, Stewart, Scars, Vaughn. • Wittick, Wilson, Kccmer, Henson, Eitteral, English, Good, Davis, Sexton, Sudduth, Hefner, Harvey, Crable, Gale, Sunkel, Mcrkle, Harper.
Coach Eveland, White, Walters, Blair, Tait, Martin, Hanna, Lo an, Flew, D. Davis, Dennis Adams, Keen, Donald Adams, Winchief, Skinner.
'47 STATE CHAMP CROSS-COUNTRY TEAM
Coach E. W. Eveland began cross-country season the first week of school with five of the '46 state champs back on the squad. The outstanding varsity men of ’47 were Earl Elam, Harold Holloway, Jim Acklin, Glen Curtis, Willard Gibson, Bob Collenburger, Eli Humerickhouse, Bob Mason and Jim Stephens.
Outstanding freshmen of 47 were Weir, Sears, and Glen Keen with many others improving quite rapidly.
Various team scores are as follows (lowest scores winners) :
Paris 23 — Wiley 32 Paris 13 — Champaign 40 Paris 18 — Wiley 37
Paris 19 — Champaign 44 — Charleston 81 Paris 14 — Gerstmever 40
Elam, Holloway, Acklin, Capt. Curtis, Coach Eveland. Gibson, Collenbergcr, Humerickhouse, Mason, Stephens.The boys on the track team of ’47 tried hard and many of the individual members made a good showing. Vietor showed strength in field events. Irish went to State in mile and half-mile. Owens was the best man P.H.S. had in high and low hurdles. Don Glover and John Wilson specialized in the 220 and 440 yard dashes.
Several trackmen will still be in school for the ’48 season and ought to get good results. Irish, Collenberger, Mason, Holloway, Stephens, Humerickhouse. Campbell, and Max Wilson show promise.
Paris took second in the E. I. League in ’47, second in the Wabash Valley League, fourth in the “Indian Relay” at Lawrenceville, and fourth in the “Old Post Meet” at Vincennes, Indiana.
Peterson, V. Cummins, Tolen, Johnson, Hiatt, Wittick, Rhoads, Irish, Henson, Wilson, R. Cummins, Bess, Blair, Stewart, Churukian.
Gibson, Kroenung, Collenberger, Hamilton, Layman, 'I'ait, Griffin, Tolen, McCroklin, Walters, Litteral, Acklin, Spires, Leitch, Mcrkle.
Vietor, Elam, Funkhouser, Vaughn, McClarey, Drake, Crum, Hefner, Drake, Cunningham, Schaich, Zane, Ashley, Coach Eveland.
Garrett, mgr., Kinzel, Humerickhouse, Campbell, Wilson, Waggoner, Glover, Waymire, Soughers, Bright, Mason, Holloway, Stephens, Sexton, Owens, Morris.G. A. A.
Baker, Ashley, Emery, Weber Stotts, Van Gilder, Ludington, Calvin
“Do you think the Tennis Courts are dry?” “Is the destination of our hike a secret again this week?” and “Did you draw a lucky number for the Play Day?” are familiar questions to any G.A.A. Member.
Along with the new basketball, archery, darts,
freshman members we added new equipment for and volley ball.
Mary Lou Baker
Page Sixty-sixA trip has been planned for each year. This year thirty members and Miss Simons chartered a bus and spent the day at Turkey Run. Hiking was one of the new sports added and twenty-eight girls covered over thirty miles in hikes.
Flecncr, Green, Ludington, Switzer, Patrick, Hinkle, Calvin, Meeks, Tolliver. Scldcrs, Calvin, Bratzlcr, Lamb, Van Gilder, Stotts, Sprague, C. Rincsmith, Ashley,
Miss Simons, Weber, M. A. Baker, McDaniel, Switzer, Hancock, H. Rincsmith, Cash, Judy,
Walden, M. L. Baker.
tage Sixty-nineMAY FETE
Senior girls, flower girls, crown and train bearers preceded the queen, Frances Doak, who wore white tnousseline do soie, and her maid-of-honor, Anna Dell Vidito, who wore ruffled blue net, through an archway of lavender and w'hite lilac.
Follow ing Mrs. Warren Slaughter’s song to the queen. Queen Frances presented the colors to the Color Fairies. The Queen’s Artists brought the colors out again in the forms of Yellow Sunbeams by the freshmen; Green Leaves by the sophomores and juniors. Red were the tumblers doing back bends, walkovers, and flips; Black and White was introduced bv Patricia Emery singing “Me and My Shadow',” w'hile the blackbirds made their entrance through a pie; and Blue was represented by girls on a picnic and boys playing volley ball. Little Maypole and big Maypole dances represented the spring colors.
Following a Paris High School tradition, the Annual May Fete is dedicated to, and performed in the presence of her Majesty, “Queen of the May” who will ascend her throne escorted by her court of Senior girls. Tradition dictates that the identity of the May Queen may not be revealed before her appearance in the processional. Her coronation follows the processional.Queen Frances Doak
Page Seventy-oneSPRING CONCERT
The Annual Spring Concert of the vocal department with severity-five students participating was held in the auditorium in May. 1947. It was under the direction of Miss Patricia Huelbig. with Jo Ann Martin as accompanist.
The program consisted of vocal numbers by the Treble Clef Club. Glee Club, and Mixed Chorus. Solos were sung by Lipdy Wade, Pat Tobias, and Martha Snoddy. The Girls’ Octet and Sextet each rendered two selections
The girls were attired in pastel colored formals, and the boys wore light shirts and dark suits.
The selections ranged from negro spirituals and sacred numbers, to ballads and nocturnes.TIGER RELAY QUEEN
The year 1947 presented a new classic to the athletic world of Paris High School. For the first time in the history of the Tiger Relays, a queen and her attendants presented medals and trophies to winning teams and individuals at the athletic field. The annual meet included Belleville, Urbana, Danville, Paris, Mattoon, Downers Grove, Robinson, Casey, Charleston City, Lawrenceville, Bridgeport, Watseka, Tuscola. Areola, Brownstown, Charleston, Charleston T. C., Newman, and Kansas.
The queen, Delores Beeson, and her court. Marquitta Garrett, Shirley Tucker, Sally Gantt, and Nancy Harris were elected by popular vote of the student body.
Although Paris ranked fourth, it was a great day for P.H.S.
Shirley Ann Tucker, Jane Hippie, Sally Gantt, Dolores Beeson, Marquitta Garrett, Nancy Harris, Cordelia Tucker.
Page Seventy-threeJUNIOR-SENIOR PROM AND BANQUET
Under the spell of “blues” songs the juniors played host to the seniors at a banquet and prom, May 20 and 21, 1947. The theme of “Rhapsody in Blue” was effectively carried out in royal blue and white banners. The program used the same idea, with Jim Geekie, as “Blue Baron,” acting as master of ceremonies. “A Beautiful Lady in Blue,” was represented by Lois Knight giving a welcome address. A skit "Blue Skies” was presented.
Bill Oetzel furnished music for the dance. Reluctantly at the close of the prom, the juniors and seniors departed from a far from “blue time” produced under the inspiration of Miss Scott and capable junior committees.
Page Seventy-fourOut into the cruel, cold world the banquet, prom, and commencement marked the seniors last appearance at Paris High and their school career became just a memory.
The annual Commencement for the Class of 1947 was held on the night of the thirteenth at eight o’clock in a setting of palms and ferns.
The class of 138 seniors marched in and took their honorary seats. Reverend Mumaw delivered the invocation followed by songs by the Girls’ Glee Club. Dr. Clyde E. Wildman, President of DePauw University, delivered the commencement address with the subject, “Strong Minds to Meet Adventurous Days.” Superintendent John R. Moss presented the senior class. Diplomas were presented by Mr. Ariens, principal, and Mr. Kizer, president of the Board of Education. Choral offerings and special awards followed. The program concluded with the benediction by Reverend Mumaw.
Page Seventy-fiveDARK VICTORY
George Brewer’s well known drama, DARK VICTORY, was presented by the speech club on Wednesday night, May 28, 1947. This play was the last production of a very successful year by this department.
DARK VICTORY is a romantic story of the society of our time but its real theme is victory over death.
Alice Bristow played the beautiful heroine, Judith Traherne, and James Sprouls, Dr. Frederick Steele.
Dr. Frederick Steele.................
Mary Elizabeth Zieren
JUNIOR CLASS PLAY
In February, 1948, the junior class, directed by Mrs. Virginia Gale, produced the popular comedy, DEAR RU’l H, with Sally Gantt and Jack Holt having the leading roles.
This play is a romantic tale about a soldier on leave and an imaginative kid sister who wrote love letters, signing her sister’s name.
Tom Neal did an excellent portrayal of Albert, the frustrated suitor. Every member of the cast played his part with poise and understanding.
The play entered state competition after it won contests at Charleston and Champaign, and won fourth.
Dora ...Shirley Weber
Miriam Wilkins ..Jacque Wright
Edith Wilkins Jean Kizer
Judge Wilkins Fred Blair
Lt. Seawright Tack Holt
Albert Rummer Tom Neal
Martha Seawright ..Delores Tucker
Sgt. Vincent Bob Bratzler
Harold Klobbermver. John Merkle
Page Seventy-eightPmge Seventy-nineSEPTEMBER OF 1947
September 4 brought the start of a new school year. The train was in shipshape and a new engineer, Mr. Smith, had control of the throttle. A new rule that you had to have a ticket to get past Mr. Millhouse, the conductor, at the entrance was inaugurated. Except for a few minor jerks the train rolled smoothly from the station with the promise of an up-and-coming year.
After three months of rest, swimming, and tennis, the students just reeked with vitality, vim and vigor. The school building had received a polishing and the floors as well as the faces shone with new ardor.
Soon everyone was in the swing of things. The classrooms hummed with activity. There were some changes in the routine which added to the efficiency. Organization began, fhe “Tiger Tales” staff got busy. Class officers were elected. The Arena staffs were appointed and action begun. The football team was raring to go and made a good showing in the season.
The month of September also brought the highlight of the one-man theater bringing to the school the stirring play, “The Merchant of Venice.”
Page EightyOCTOBER OF 1947
October was a month of glory for the Tiger team on the gridiron. Many victories were racked up but there was also bitter defeat. This was the month that saw Toney break his leg and put a “heavy” loss on the team.
This month also saw the Arena staff already digging into the interesting things connected with the school and writing up the activities and tid-bits of the seniors of “48.” The financial staff was raking in the shekels at the games.
“Victory Dances” were the highlights of the month. They added sparkle and gaiety to a day heavy with the knowledge from books!
Dale Camp, not to be out-done, by Toney, broke his leg playing touch-tackle. The favorite pastime at P.1I.3. was swinging up and down the halls on Toney’s or Dale’s crutches while not in use by the owners.
The girls at P.H.S. have definitely adopted the “new look.' It is a source of much merriment among the boys, as their favorite girl friends emerge'with that gay “90's look.” Autumn has taken over the reins and the girls are eyeing the new winter clothes.NOVEMBER OF 1947
I he coming of this new month in the school year brought both groans and gay times to the old school building. 1 he first quarter of the year was completed and everyone had his first look at the new grade cards and found that an “A” means 94. 1 he new grading system was rough enough to take and now we have
a personality chart. It was discovered that you couldn’t even chew gum in Mr. Johnson’s class! Poor frustrated students!
1 his month was famous tor the gay times at the school carnival. The nights of the 7th and 8th had the building rocking on its foundation.
November also started the basketball season and there was a promise of an up-and-coming team for the year of 47-48.
I he annual American Legion program with impressive ceremonies, and the I hanksgiving holidays were special treats of the month.
1 he “Glass Blower” was the feature attraction of the month.
Page Eighty-twoDECEMBER OF 1947
December finally arrived. Since Thanksgiving we had counted the days until Christmas and wondered if we would have snow to break the warm weather. The junior class presented the comedy, Dear Rulli, with Sally Gantt taking the lead. Its gay, romantic theme added merriment to the season. In preparation Mrs. Gale took the cast to Charleston to see the same play presented by the College. At the last minute the new stage curtains failed to arrive at Paris and the scenes had to be rebuilt to fit the old curtains.
The music department gave a Christmas Vesper Service. Each one wore white robes, carrying a lighted candle. The program consisted of sacred music.
The vacation days whiz by too quickly. Arrangements were made for that New Year’s party in spite of icy roads. It won’t start until after that Danville game, however, as it is the highlight of the tourney.
Paris won the annual Holiday Basketball Tournament, with Danville getting second in a closely contested game, and Paris was presented with a beautiful gold trophy mounted with a laurel-bearing statuette.JANUARY OF 1948
Woe is me! January comes. Nights of craming, days of exams. Back we come from Christmas and New Year’s to plunge into them. It is hard to get back to studying after a vacation. It is difficult to get into the habit of getting up early instead of sleeping until noon. Maybe it would be better not to have vacations. No, there must be some other solution. At least tests only come four times a year this year.
Finally the exams are dubiously passed and then comes report card day. You are thankful that you passed but debate whether your parents will be quite so pleased. You are also a little peeved that Miss “So-and-So” rated you so low on your personality card, angel that you are.
In January you finish half-year subjects and take on new ones. This means complicated and bewildering changes in schedules. By now you have developed a crush on the little girl or boy in the next seat and have to be transferred from his or her class. Woe is me!FEBRUARY OF 1948
This was the month of vacations, dances, and fun. School was adjourned for the week end of the 12th and 13th in observance of Lincoln’s birthday and for the teachers “to catch up with the students” at Institute.
The night of the 14th of February there was a real celebration. There was a Valentine Dance called the “Sweetheart Swing,” after the Danville game. It was doubly “sweet” because we won the game. A king and queen of the faculty had been elected by the students—a penny a vote. This was sponsored by Mrs. Gale’s Homeroom. Mary Ellen Tweedy was chosen queen and Mr. Sweeley, king. They were crowned by Mr. Smith’s little daughter, Becky.
Another attraction of the month was the appearance of the dog trainer and his dog, Tuffy.
As school was half over in January, there is a feeling of swing into the “last lap” in spite of the evidence that winter is still with us—slush, snow and rain. But “if W'inter comes, can spring be far behind?”MARCH OF 1947
March was a proud month for Paris. With the winds of March came the victory of winning the State Basketball Tournament. This was the second time we have been honored with this award and it was celebrated with bonfires, pep rallies, and much noise. There was not much use to have school as no one could keep his mind on his studies. We also had spring vacation to recuperate from quarter examinations.
Easter came with new clothes and spring bonnets for the girls, and the usual comments from the boys. '1 he appearance of bright spring colors instead of the comparative dull ones of winter, assures us that spring is on the way in spite of the typical March weather.
May Pete practice began and we wondered who would be queen and what kind of formal to buy. 1 he flowers didn’t come out until the last of the month but spring was definitely in the air and we began to count the days till the end of school, instead of the weeks or months. q began to debate whether we could get by with skipping school and maybe going swimming.APRIL OF 1947
April is the month of flowers and showers; or music and contests. The Girls’ Glee Club, Girls’ Octet and Sextet, and the Mixed and Treble Clef, directed by Miss Pat Huelbig, gave the annual Spring Choral Concert. The Paris High School Band won first in the Music Meet along with the Glee Club.
The Latin Department, directed by Miss Tate, participated in the State Latin Contest and reecived an interesting trip to Chicago to take the final examinations. Paris was still excited over winning the State P asketball Tournament and the student body voted the Good Sportsmanship Award to Bob Owens, basketball; Walt Steidl, football; and Don Glover, track. Now only the month of May remains in our school year. The students are getting “spring-feverish” and anxious for school to be out. The attitude toward school at this point, is—the last week of May is taken up with tests, graduation, etc.—the week before is the prom and banquet, so there are only two weeks of real school. We have developed the powers of rationalization so well!MAY OF 1947
May is a happy month for the lower classmen, but it is a nostalgic one for the seniors for they are glad to be through with studies, but are sad to leave high school. It is also a busy month. The juniors gave the prom and banquet. The theme of the prom was “Rhapsody in Blue.” The entire gym was decorated in royal blue with names and pictures of famous blues songs on the walls.
The Speech Club produced George Brewer’s Dark Victory with Alice Bristow and Jim Sprouls having the leading roles. The G.A.A. directed the May fete. Frances Doak dressed in a long white gown, and honored by court of senior girls in pastels. The theme of the May Fete was “The Seasons” and dances were given to represent the different seasons of the year.
The last days of May really came. Looking back at the first of September, it seemed so short a time. “Tempus” really “fugits.” The seniors looked very serious and sober at commencement, sensing that a lot of the carefree days were over, and many of them were now “on their own.” Out into the cruel, cold, world!PERSONALITY. PEP AND PULCHRITUDE
Page Eighty-nineStcidl, Owens, Glover
AWARD FOR GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP
Walt Steidl, Bob Owens, and Don Glover were the choice of the athletes and the student body for the sportsmanship award in 1946-'47. Steidl represented the football squad; Owens, basketball: and Glover, track.
Mr. U. Ray Colson presents the plaque each year at the end of the track season to a boy in each of these three fields whose ability and exemplary attitude is most outstanding. The plaque remains in the school, a reminder to the Students of the desirability of those traits.
SENIOR HONOR ROLL FOR FOUR YEARS Robert Foley Robert Mason Jo Anne Staley Cordelia Tucker
Carolyn Airhart Ann Ashley Nancy Clark Robert Foley
SENIOR HONOR ROLI SECOND QUARTER Jacquelyn Dickson I uise Wass Wanda Smock Richard Walls
Barbara Hall Josephine Macke Jo Anne Staley Robert Mason
Wanda Hess Barbara Rinesmith Nancy Thompson
Lois Knight Freda Sidenbender Cordelia Tucker
JUNIOR HONOR ROLL—SECOND QUARTER Betty Bell James Fitzgerald Jean Kizer John Merkle
Fred Blair Sally Gantt Jo Anne Martin Robert Wilhoit
James Funkhouser Jane Hippie
Floyd DeLashtnit Jane Hall
SOPHOMORE HONOR ROLE— SECOND QUARTER
Jean Lamb Sara Sue Stephens Joan Wilson Joan Sudduth
Hannah Newgent Carolyn Tiffin Bob Wittick
FRESHMAN HONOR ROLL-SECOND QUARTER
Gerald Henson Carolyn Tucker Tom Harvey Judy Patrick
John Newgent Leon Francis Patricia Lowry Alta Mae Wright
Page NinetyJames Alexander
BEHIND THE SCENES
Roll call of the students and faculty of P.H.S. does not complete the list of persons that contribute to making the school the progressive school that it is. The school board, the people of the town, the very active P.T.A., are a part of the school, too. Not only is the school an active place during the day, but at night it hums with activity. There are chemistry classes for nurses, math classes, speech classes, Ag. classes taught by two Paris young men, Dale Barthel and Lloyd Lewis. There is also a most interesting class in music appreciation. This year Paris also has a course in Drivers’ Training.
Always on hand to make our school attractive and neat, to open the buildings for us and perform a multitude of services are the four custodians, Orval Goff, Harry Millhouse, William Porter, and James Alexander.
Page Ninety-oneSENIOR WHO'S WHO
CAROLYN AIRHART Chorus 1 ; Speech Club 1. 2, 3; Fresh-Soph Plav 2; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Homeroom Officer 1, 3; Glee Club 2.
BOB ALEXANDER Football 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2; Intramural basketball 3, 4.
STELLA MARY ALLEN
G.A.A. 1, 2. 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3. 4; Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4; Girls’ Sextet 3.
F. F.A. 1, 2, 3; Speech Club 1 2, 3; Industrial Arts 2; Building Trades 4.
G. A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; May Fete 1. 2, 3, 4.
WANDALEE BABB May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Council Member 2; Carnival 4; Arena Financial Staff Member 4; Glee Club and Chorus 2; Homeroom Officer 1, 4; Prom and Banquet Committee 3; Usher Class Play 1, 3.
MARY LOU BAKER G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Vicc-Pres. 4; Tiger Tales Staff 4; Honor Roll 4; G.A.A. Camp 3; Arena Ed. Staff 4; May Fete
1. 2, 3, 4.
CAROLYN BALL May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Homeroom Officer 1, 2, 3; Chorus 2; Usher Class Play 1.
DELORES BEESON Dramatics 3; Class Officer 3, 4; May Fete 3, 4; Class Play 3.
DEAN BISHOP Executive Committee 1 ; Student Council 1; Basketball 1,
2, 3, 4; Cross Country 1; Track 1, 2, 3; Homeroom President 2, 3, 4; Football 2, 3 ; Yicc-Pres. of Junior Class; Pres, of Senior Class; Arena Staff 4; Boys Chorus 4; Intramural Basketball 4.
NORMA JEAN BRISTOW May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Arena Financial 4; Homeroom Officer 1.
DALE CAMP F.F.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Cross Country 2; Homeroom Trcas. 4; Football 4; Intramural Basketball 2.
ROBERT CASH Band 1. 2, 3, 4; Orchestra 2, 3, 4; Marching Director 3, 4.
BEVERLY CLARK Chorus 1; Glee Club 4; Mixed Chorus 4; Home Ec Club 1; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4.
NANCY CLARK May Fete 1, 2. 3, 4; Arena Co-Editor 4 ; Speech Club 1, 2; Tiger Tales 1; G.A.A. 1; Honor Roll 1, 2.
MADONNA CRAIG G.A.A. 1. 2. 3, 4; May Fete 1. 2, 3, 4; Mixed Chorus 3, 4; Glee Club 4.
RONALD CUMMINS Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Cross Country 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Homeroom Officer 1. 4.
JOAN CUNNINGHAM May Fete 1, 3, 4.
RUTH DANNER G.A.A. 1; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Tiger Tales 4.
NORMA JEAN DAVID May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Press Club 3; Homeroom Officer 1, 2,; Speech Club 2, 3.
CONRAD DAWSON Football 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 2, 3. 4; Track 1, 2; Speech 1, 2, 3, 4; All Star Team 4.
WILLIAM DAWSON Track 3; Football 1. 2; Tiger Tales Staff 1, 2, 3, 4; Speech Club 2, 3.
JACQUELINE DICKSON G.A.A. 1; Tiger Tales 1, 2, 3, 4; T.T. Business Mgr. 4; Girls Glee Club 2, 3; Girls Chorus 2; Arena Staff 4; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4.
WAYNE EASTHAM F.F.A. 2, 3, 4; Secretary of F.F.A. 3, 4; Intramural
EARL ELAM Cross Country 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Champion Cross Country Team 3, 4; F.F.A. 3, 4; Intramural
Basketball 4; Letter Men’s Club 3. 4.
MARIETTA ELDREDGE Home Economics Club 1, 3; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4.
KARL FARNHAM Basketball 1, 2, 3; Track 1, 2, 3; F.F.A. 1, 2. 3, 4; Homeroom Pres. 1, 2; Football 4 ; Intramural Basketball 4.
PAT FOLEY Speech Chib 1, 2, 3; Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Fresh-Soph Class play; Junior Class Play.
ROBERT FOLEY Intramural Basketball 4; Homeroom Treas. 3; Honor Roll 1. 2, 3, 4; Prom Committee 3; Contest Plav; Band L 2. 3, 4.
PAT FORD May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Council 3, 4; Honor Roll 3.
(Transfer from Otter Creek
H. S., Indiana in 1048.)
Class Treasurer 2, Basketball
I. 2, 3, 4; Softball Team 3; All Star Team 4.
GEORGE FOWLER Football 1, 2. 3. 4; Pal Club 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2; Track
1, 2; Boy’s Choir 4.
WILMA FRYE May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4.
JACK GALE Intramural Basketball 1. 2, 3, 4.
JAMES GEEK IE Student Council 3; Football 2; Intramural Basketball 2, 3, 4; Homeroom Officer 4; Financial Staff Editor of Arena 4.
DELORES GOOD May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Mixed Chorus L 2, 3, 4.
JORETTA GOOD May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Mixed Chorus 2, 3. 4; Glee Club 1,
2, 3, 4; Girls Ensemble 3, 4; Mixed Ensemble 4.
Page Ninety-twoSENIOR WHO’S WHO
PEGGY GRIFFIN Homeroom Officer 2, 3, 4;
G.A.A. 2, 3; May Fete 1, 2, 3. 4.
BARBARA HALL May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Homeroom Pres. 1, 3; Class Treas. 2, 3.
HAROLD HOLLOWAY Vermilion High School 1, 2;
F.F.A. 4; Cross Country 3, 4 ; Track 3, 4.
RETT A MAE HORTON May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Tiger Tales.
ELI HUMERICKHOUSE Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 1,
2, 3, 4; Cross Country 1, 2,
ROBERT IRISH Track 1, 2, 3; Cross Country 1, 2, 3; Basketball 2; F.F.A. L 2, 3, 4.
BARBARA JOSLIN Arena Staff 4; Class Play 2, 3; Homeroom Officer 2, 3, 4; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Speech Club 2.
JOAN McCULLEY May Fete 1, 2. 3, 4; F.H.A.
JOSEPHINE MACKE May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Arena Staff 4; Tiger Tales Staff 4.
BETTY MALONE F.H.A. 1,2; G.A.A. 1,2, 3,4; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4.
ROBERT L. MARTIN Homeroom Officer 1, 2;
T rack 1.
AUDREY NICHOLSON Speech Club 1, 2, 3.
ROBERT MASON Track 2. 3. 4 ; Cross Country
3. 4; F.F.A. 1. 2. 3, 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3; Arena Staff 4.
JACQUELINE HALL Girls Chorus 1 ; May Fete 1,
2, 3, 4; Speech Club 1 ; Glee Club 2, 3; Mixed Chorus 2, 3; Sextet 3.
NANCY HARRIS Junior Class Play 3; Student Council 1, 2, 3, 4 ; Arena Staff
3. 4; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Speech Contest 2, 4.
Usher Class Play 1; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4.
MARY LEE HENN Class Officer 1, 2; Student Council 1, 2; Glee Club 1, 2. 3, 4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Mixed Chorus 4; May Fete 3, 4.
DICK HENSON Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Cross Country 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 1, 2, 3; F.F.A. 1. 2; Class President 1.
WANDA HESS May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Tiger Tales Editorial Staff 4; Arena Editorial Staff 4; Home Economics Club 2.
NORMA LEE HILL May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Speech Club 1, 2; Class Play 3; Homeroom Officer 4; Arena Typist 4; Stage Crew 1, 2; Banquet Chairman 3.
HOLLINGSWORTH May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; G.A.A. 1; Speech Club 1, 2; Tiger Tales 1; Arena Staff 4.
F. H.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; May Fete 1. 2. 3, 4.
MARY FRANCES KEEN Class Officer 1 ; Class Play 3; May Fete 1, 2,3,4; Homeroom Officer 1, 2; Arena Staff 4.
G. A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; May Fete
1, 2, 3, 4; Tiger Tales 4.
May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Homeroom Officer 2.
ROBERT KINZEL Waller High School 1, 2; Football 3, 4; Track 3.
LOIS KNIGHT Class Officer 3; Student Council 1, 4; Arena Staff 4; F.H.A. Officer 3; Homeroom Officer 2.
GEORGE KRUSE Band 1. 2. 3, 4.
SANDFORD LEVINGS Football 3, 4.
DONALD LOFFLAND Student Council 2; Arena 4.
ISABELLE LUDINGTON Tiger Tales 4; May Fete 1,
2. 3. 4.
ELEANOR LUKKEN Arena 4; Student Council 2, 3; Honor Roll 2; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Stage Crew 3.
CLARA MELTON May Fete 3, 4.
MARILYN MYERS May Fete 1, 2. 3, 4; Arena Staff 4; Tiger Tales 1, 2, 3; Stage Crews 1, 2, 3, 4; Homeroom 3, 4.
SHIRLEY NEWLIN Speech Work 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Cheerleader 1. 4; Arena Staff 4; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4.
PHILIPP NEUHAUSER Homeroom Officer 1. 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 2. 3; Arena Staff 4: William Cullen Bryant High Sc. 1 scm.
BETTY PERRY May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4.
NORMAGENE PETTY May Fete 2, 3, 4.
NEMA ROSE RAY May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; F.H.A. 1.
BEVERLY J. REHNER May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Chorus.
HAROLD RHOADS Football 1; Track 1. 2; Cross Country 1, 2; Homeroom Officer 1, 2, 3.
Speech Club 3; Junior Class Play Crew; G.A.A. 4.
BARBARA RINESMITH Arena 4; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Council 3, 4; Mixed Chorus; Class Officer 4.
Paye Ninety-threeSENIOR WHO'S WHO
FAYE RINESMITH May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Tiger Tales 1, 4; F.H.A. 1, 4; Class Play 1, 3.
JACK ROBERTS Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1. 2, 3; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Pal Club 4.
ROSALIE ROBINSON Glee Club 2, 3; Mixed
PATTY SEXTON Home Ec Club 1, 2, 3; Arena 4; Tiger Tales 4; May Fete 1. 2, 3, 4.
PHYLLIS SHERFIELD Pontiac, Mich. High School; Glee Club 3,4; Mixed Chorus 3, 4; Homeroom Officer 4; Tiger Talcs Staff 4.
FREDA SIDENBF.NDER May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Mixed Chorus 1. 2, 3; Tiger Tales 4; Homeroom Officer 2, 3, 4.
MARILYN SKINNER May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Junior Class Play; Cheerleader 4; Tiger Tales 4; Speech Club 1. 2, 3.
DOLORES SMITTKAMP May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Speech.
WANDA SMOCK May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Tiger Tales 4.
JAMES STAHLER Arena 4; Homeroom Officer 3, 4; Stage Manager 2, 3.
JO ANNE STALEY Honor Roll 1, 2, 3; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Arena 4; Glee Club; Mixed Chorus.
JEAN STICKLER May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Arena 4.
DOLORES STURGEI.L Music 1, 2, 3; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Speech 1.
Track 1, 2,; Cross Country
LOUISE WASS Mixed Chorus; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Fresh-Soph Play.
ROBERT WAYMIRE Football 1. 2, 3, 4; F.F.A. 1. 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Track 2, 3, 4.
DUANE LEE TERRELL Areola High School 1, 2, 3; Homeroom Officer 4.
KATHLEEN THOMAS May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4.
NANCY THOMPSON Arena 4; Honor Roll 2, 3; Student Council 1 ; May Fete
1, 2, 3, 4; Junior Class Play.
BILL TONEY Football 1, 2, 3, 4; F.F.A. 1,
2, 3; Track 1, 2, 4.
DOROTHY TRINE May Fete 1, 3, 4.
SHIRLEY TROTTER May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; G.A.A. 2, 3, 4; F.H.A. 3, 4; Speech Club 2; Mixed Chorus 3, 4.
CORDELIA TUCKER Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Junior Class Play; Student Council 1, 2, 3, 4; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4.
BARBARA TWIGG May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4.
BETTY VESTAL Home Ec Club 1. 2; May Fete 2, 3, 4; Homeroom Officer 4.
ROBERT LEE WALLACE Lew Wallace H.S. Gary, Ind. Football 4; Boys Chorus 4; Homeroom Treas; Track 4.
PEGGY WALLS May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Speech
1, 2; Chorus 1, 2; Baud 1,
2, 3, 4.
MARY JANE WEAVER Home Ec. Club; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Arena 4.
PHILLIP WHITE Football 4; Track 4.
ELSIF MAE WILKINS Girls Chorus 1; Girls Glee Club 2, 3, 4; May Fete 1, 4.
CHARLE WISHART Arena Staff 1, 4; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Hangar Board 3; Track 1, 2.
RICHARD WRIGHT F.F.A.
SONA LOU WRIGHT Glee Club 1, 2; Speech Club L. 2; May Fete 1, 2, 3, 4; Tiger Tales 3; Homeroom Officer 1.
KARL YONTZ Football 3, 4.
NORVAL YOUNG Homeroom Officer 1, 2, 3; Cross Country 1 ; Honor Roll 1, 2.
JAKE ZANE Track 2, 3; Homeroom
Officer 1, 2, 3,; Sophomore Class President.
ZIF.REN Student Council 1, 2, 3; Arena Staff 4; Chorus 1, 2, 3 ; Speech Contest 3, 4; Dark Victory 3.
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