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— F‘ u ■ M L .) t. n -nJ 1=4 without ever Pag© 2 SENIOR EDITION BON VOYAGE Those of us who remain wish the Class of 1940 Bon Voyage. We are content if, because of us, you can: Earn a Better Living. Live a More Complete Life. Be of Greater Service ami Do More Good in This World. //. ctfe/mon. Principal Because everything he has done has been In our Interests, because he has done it in such a grand manner, and because Mr. Peterson, in his two years at Pekin High, has so nobly upheld our slogan, “On to a Better PCHS." we dedicate this senior issue of the Pckinois to him. He has put PCHS first, always, in these two years, and through his tireless efforts has made us feel that our school is a school which we can truly be proud of. The Senior Class of 1040. F. M. PETERSON “To the student body and the faculty, may I extend sincere appreciation and thanks for the fine support and assistance you offered whenever the Student Council presented problems to you. This word ‘cooperation’ is on the minds of all the students in Pekin High, and that fact alone is responsible for the advanced education in this school. Keep up the fine support, students! The graduation class is depending upon you to make Pekin High a ‘Bigger and Better P.C.H.S.’ so that when you graduate, you will feel that the four years spent in Pekin High have been the outstanding years of your life. To the new prexy, Dean McNaughton, the entire council wishes him all the success and attainment that he deserves. May the new president lead Pekin High on to a better year than ever before. To sum up my entire high school career, I join in with all the other graduates and in all sincerity say, ‘I’m proud to be a graduate of P.C.H.S.’ ” HARRY ZIMMERMANSENIOR EDITION ■ Page 4 ROW I Lilah Lolines Co-tHlilor of Peklmilti. Peklnols Staff, Quill ami Scroll. Bund, (J. A. A., (Jirls Club. French Club. Girl Reserves. National Honor Society. Yarn-craft. Thespian. “Stage Poor." “Night of January Hi." “Seven Slater*,” “Bachelor Born." Student Council, “Rhapsody in Black," ‘36, '37. •I i m in it* Schwartz Quill and Scroll, Peklnols Staff. Thespian, “Seven Sisters." "You Can't Take It. With You." Band. Jau orchestra. Concert Orchestra. Business Manager of I’ekinois. Barbara Laird Co-editor of Peklnoi*. (Jirls Club. French Club. Hall Cadet, Pekinoia Staff. Quill and Scroll. Thespian, "Seven Sisters.” “Naughty Marietta," “H. M. S. Pinafore." Student Council, “Rhapsody in Black," *38, ’39, National Honor Society. James Slagel Thespian. Stage Manager. Norma Lowman <». A. A.. (Jirls Club. (,irl Reserve*. ROW II David Hammer Thespian. “Seven Sisters." “Stage Poor." "Bachelor Born,” Forensic, Pchuto, Peklnols Staff. Business Manager of Peklnols, Quill and Scroll, ■fa» Orchestra. Student Council. Track. Movie Operator, Boys Club. Jackquelin Poebel Pekinols Staff. Quill and Scroll, (Jirls Club. Girl Reserves, Hall Cadet. Library Cadet. Don Guy Football, Wrestling. Varsity (Tub. Photography. “Rhapsody in Black, •38. '3b. "H. M. S. Pinafore." Mary Alice Conkcl . "H. M. S. Pinafore." Library Cadet. Student Council. National Honor Society, Thespian. Lucille Burkett “Rhapsody in Black," *36, Girls Club. Mary Catharine Schaller Girls Club, Girl Reserves, "Stage Door," Band. National Honor Society. Bernice Sanders Girls Club, French Club, Hall Cadet. Student Council. Thespian. “Seven Sisters." “Stage Door." ROW II Anne Glassford Hall Cadet, Girl Reserve*. Peklnols Staff. Quill and Scroll. "Bachelor Born." National Honor Society. Orville Steinke Hall Cadet. Norma Jean Rupp Hall Cadet. Robert Edmonds Football, Track. Wrestling. Varsity Club,. Photography. La Verne Heren Hall Cadet. Girls Club, Girl Reserves. Yarncraft. Photography. ROW III Elmer Widby Imogene Kpaits Hall Cadet. Girls Club, Girl Reserves. John Russell Band. Orchestra, .TaK7. Orchestra. Boys Club. Photography, Track. "Rhapsody In Black," '.‘18, '3b, "II. M. S. Pinafore.” Doris Liescheidt Girls Club, Girl Reserves. Mary Jane Martens Girls Club, Girl Reserves. National Honor Society. ROW IV Mary Katherine Friedrich Peklnols Staff. Quill and Scroll. Girls Clut*. Girl Reserves. Hall Cadet. Student Council. National Honor Society. Kenneth Line Track. "Bachelor Born." Betty Hernan G. A. A.. Girl* Club. Girl Reserves, French Club. T'sher. Debate. Forensic. "Rhapsody in Black.” '37. Guy Ricci Basketball. Football. Track. Golf, Wrestling. Baseball Co-Captain. Lois Laurent Hall Cadet. Library Cadet. Yarn-craft, Photography, Usher.Page 6 SENIOR EDITION r ROW I James Callahan in Black," '"f. “Naughty Marietta," student Connell. Track. Photography. Lova Bell Gustin Leon Floquet Hall Cadet. Wrestling. Marjorie Beardsley • /uill and Scroll. Thespian. -Seven Sisters." Pekinois Staff. Hand. Orchestra. Girls Club, Girl Keserves. Yarn-era.t, Hall Cadet, Library Cadet. Melvin Becker Hall Cadet. ROW II Imogene Bastian G. A. A.. Hall Cadet. Girl Iteservea. Albert Beckmann Culler, llall Cadet. Nellie Avery Girl Reserve#. Hall Cadet. Robert Cannon Hall Cadet, Hoys Club, Photography. Student Council. Haseball. Football. Track, ltasketball. Varsity Club, National Honor Society. Mary Woods Student Council. "Kind Lady," "The Mikado," Yarncraft. ROW III Browning Jacobs Debate, Forensic, Thespian, "Seven Sisters." "Stage Door. Pekinois Staff. Track. Tennis Captain, "Rhapsody in Hlack." *37. *38, "Naughty Marietta," Hall Cadet. Wanda Brown Hall Cadet, G. A. A.. Girl Reserves, Girls Club. Everett Walbert "Itachelor Born." "Naughty Marietta." "The Mikado." "H. M. S. Pina-tore." "Rhapsody in Hlack,” ’38. Doris Gunsten G. A. A., Yarncraft. National Honor Society. Loren Buchanan ROW IV Mardell Oltman Hand, Orchestra, Girl Reserves. Carl Farischon Football. Truck. Betty Bennett G. A. A. Jack Gay Pekinois Staff. Basketball, Football. Track. Ruth Wiemers Hall Cadet. Library Cadet. Yarn-craft. Girls Club, Girl Reserves. Concert Orchestra. SENIOR EDITION Page 5 ROW I William Scarcliff Basketball, Football. Bettie Sutter Quill and Scroll, Pekinois Staff. tJlrls Club, French Club. School Treasurer. National Honor Society. William Richards Band. Jazz Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, Thespian, “Night of January Id." "Seven Sisters.” “Bachelor Born,** Student Council, National Honor Society. Movie Operator. Boys Club. Football. Track. Marian Liescheidt Pekinois Staff. Quill and Scroll, tJirls Club, Girl Reserves, liall Cadet, Yarncraft. "The .Mikado." Donald Jones Track, Wrestling. Photography. ROW II Betty Anderson Band, orchestra, (1. A. A., Girls Club, Girl Reserves. Blaine Kaab Football. Track. Basketball. Varsity Club, “Rhapsody in Black,” '37. Joan Rogers Quill and Scroll, Peklnols Staff, Thespian. "Seven Sisters,” "Stage Door,” “Bachelor Born," G. A. A.. Girls Club, Girl Reserves, Hall Cadet. Library Cadet. Robert Gasper Pekinois Staff. Football Captain, Track. Wrestling Captain, Baseball. Jeanne Ehrhardt Quill and Scroll. Pekinois Staff. Yarncraft. Girls Club, Girl Reserves. ROW III Howard Fuller Hall Cadet. Photography. Nancy Richards Thespian. "Kind Lady." "Bachelor Born," Band. Student Council. G. A. A., tJlrls Club. French Club. National Honor Society. Charles Williams Pekinois Staff. Football. “H. M. S. Pinafore.*’ Marjorie Hackler Quill and Scroll. Pekinois Staff. Thespian. "Bachelor Born,” Band, French Club. Girl Reserves. Concert Orchestra, "Rhapsody in Black.” ’30. "H. M. S. Pinafore," Student Council, National Honor Society. Richard Schember Photography, Football. ROW IV Virginia Schramm Girls Club, Girl Reserves. Yarn craft. Hall Cadet. “The Mikado." “Rhapsody in Black," ’&>, National Honor Society. Philip Peterson Band, Concert Orchestra. "Bachelor Born." Lucille Witt G. A. A.. Girls Club. Girl Reserves. Hall Cadet. Leonard Brueckner "Stage Door." Basketball, Football, Track, Hall Cadet. Vyra Deene Gurney Girls Club. Girl Reserves, Yarn-craft, "The Mikado.”SENIOR EDITION Page 7 ROW I Lois Johannes Girls (Mult, Oirl Reserves, Thespian, "Bachelor Born," National Honor So-elety. JVklnol* Staff. Quill and Scroll. Carl Noreuil Football, Track. W resiling. Baseball. "You Can’t Take It With You." “IMrates of Penza nee," “The Mikado," "Naughty Marietta.” Betty May Girls ?iul». Girl Reserves, Thespian. James Johnson Usher. Marilyn Kan kin Girls Club. Girl Reserves. Thespian, “Stage Door." "The Mikado," Pekin-ois Staff. Editor of "Talent.” Quill and Scroll, National Honor Society. ROW II Gaylord Lancaster Pekinois Staff. Quill and Scroll, Thespian. "Seven Sisters,” "Stage Door," "Bachelor Born,” Football, Goir. Hall C adet. Zella Donaldson Hall Cadet, G. A. A., Girls Club. Robert Maquet Golf, Football, Varsity Club. Marjorie Howell Girls Club. Yarncraft. Ralph Haller ROW III Dorothy McCabe Girls Club. Girl Reserves, llall Cadet. Library Cadet. Marvin Parker Hall Cadet. Science, Photography. Jayne Mouck Hall Cadet, Yarncraft, Girl Reserves. Robert Meinen Foot bull, Track. Grace Wilson Student Council, National Honor Society. Pekinois Stuff. Quill and Scroll. G. A. A.. Girls Club, Girl Reserves. Hull Cadet. ROW IV Kenneth Monroe Pekinois Staff, Football, Movio Oiterator. Usher. Joy Jibbens Girls Club, Girl Reserves. Hall Cadet. "Naughty Marietta.” "H. M. S. Pinafore." “Bachelor Born.” Pekinois Staff. Student Council. Quill and Scroll. Thespian. John Kane Hall Cadet. Pekinois Staff, National Honor Society. Shirlene Stout Hall Cadet, Girls Club. Angelo Karagianis Baud. Orchestra, Jazz Orchestra. Pekinois Staff. Quill and Scroll, "H. M. S. Pinafore,” "Rhapsody in Black,” •rts.Page 8 SENIOR EDITION y ROW I I^enora Wilson Kami. "II. M. S. Pinafore." Girls ('lull. Girl Reserves, Pcklnols Staff. Virginia Schroeder Pekiuols Staff. Hand. Library Pa-del, tiirl Reserves. George Vedel Basket hall. Football. Track. Varsity Club. Norma Nelson A. A.. Girls Club, Girl Reserves, Hall Cadet. Catherine Harms "Tile Mikado." ROW II Helen Wainman Pekinois Staff. Quill and Scroll. A. A.. Girl* Club. Hall Cadet. Robert McClintick Wrestling. Hall Cadet, Art Club. Loretta Graber Girls Club, Hall Cadet. Ruth Reuling Girls Club. Varncraft. Hall Cadet, Library Cadet. Helen Roelofson Girls Club. Varncraft. ROW III Helen Look "The Mikado." i’sber. Girl Reserves. Mary Etta Keyes Girls Club, Varncraft. Hall Cadet. Walter Ringwald F. F. A.. French Club. Grace McCabe Girls Club, Girl Reserves. Library Cadet, "Rhapsody In Black," Clara Calhoun Hall Cadet. ROW IV Jayne Ix*e Massey Hall Cadet. Girl Reserves. Wilma Lawver Girls Club, tiirl Reserves, Hall Cadet Captain. Ada Trenti Girls Club. Girl Reserves. Library Cadet. Rosalie Kirgan Student Council. tiirl Reserves, Girls Club. National Honor Society. Margaret Elliott G A. A., Girls Club. Hall Cadet, ••Naughty Marietta." "The Mikado," "H. M. S. Pinafore." Girl Reserves. JPage 10 SENIOR EDITION ROW I Jean Diekman Iliil! Cadet. G. A. A.. Student Council. Ted Griffiths Halt Cadet. Track. Ethel Burgess Jack Stowe Track. Movie Operator, ••Seven Sisters." National Honor Society. Maxine Reh I la II Cadet, (.iris Club. Yarneraft. ROW II James Holiman Track. Tennis, French Club, dent Council, Photography. Operator. Ann Bingham (iirl Reserves, (Jlrls Club. Cadet Captain. Stu- Movle Hall Arthur Dini llall Cadet, Usher. Suzanne Whitmore Girls Club, Girl Reserves. Vernon Kitterman I* ek I n o 1 s Staff. Photography. •The Mikado," “H. M. S. Pinafore.” ••Rhapsody In Black,” *38 ’39. ROW III Marjorie DeBoer Hall ('adet. Girls Club. Carl Switzer Hall Cadet, Football, Track. Basketball. Varsity Club. Harriett Zimmerman Pekinois Staff. Girls Club. National Honor Society, "Rhapsody in Black.” •38. Duane Dalcher Football. Track Manager. Wrestling. Track. Varsity Club. Hall Cadet. Marilyn Snyder G. A. A.. Girls Club. Girl Reserves, Pekinois Staff. ROW IV William Glass Hall Cadet. Usher. Student Council. Hellyn Cooper Thespian. "Stage Boor." "Bachelor Born.” G‘. A. A. Girls Club, Girl Reserves. Yarneraft, Hall Cadet. William Leiteh Vera Jean Eller Thespian, "Night of January Id." Pekinois Staff. Girls Club. Yarneraft. National Honor Society. Doede Johnson Basketball. Football. Track, Wrestling. SENIOR EDITION Page S ROW I James Preston “Bachelor Horn,” 'll. M. S. Pinafore." "Rhapsody In Black." .30. Boys (*lul». I'sher. Movie Operator. Dorothy Pierson Pekinols Staff, Girls Club, (iirl lie-serves. "H. M. S. Pinafore." National Honor Society, "Hluipsoily in Black," "K*. Paul Schrader Football, Mall Cadet. Marianne Jacobs National Honor Society. Fred Feltner Wrestling, Photography. ROW II Alice Gumbel "Stage I»oor." Girls Club. Girl Reserves. Yarncraft. Hall Cadet. William Oberle Debate, Forensic. Band. Hall Cadet. National Honor Society. Eileen McMullen Girls Club, Hall Cadet. Jack Norton Photography. June Fitzanko Girls Club, Girl Reserves. Hall Cadet. National Honor Society. ROW III Roliert Norton “Bachelor Boru." "Rhapsody in Black,” 3Ri, National Honor Society. Emily Olt Girl Reserves. National Honor Society. LeKoy Pieper F. I*, of A. Anita Dirksen Band, Yarucraft. Wallace Olson Basketball. Football. Hall Cadet. ROW IV Virginia Frederick <;. A. A.. Girls Club. Girl Reserves. Yarncraft. Hall Cadet, Library Cadet. Carl Petri Thespian. Football. Track, Basket ball. Varsity Club. Morene Parker Girls Club, Girl Reserves. Robert Hallstein Band. Orchestra. Track. Maxine Ilannig Hall Cadet. "Tl»e Mikado."SENIOR EDITION Pago 11 ROW I Dorothy Adkins Hall Owlet. Dean Batton Theresa Blum Girin Club, Girl Reserve*, Library (’inlet. Lawrence Becker Peklnois Staff, Thespian. "Stage 1 >oor," “Bachelor Born." Movie Operator. Hall Owlet " Rhapsody In Black," *88. *30. "II. M. s. Pinafore." Marian Barney Hall Cadet. Yarneraft. ROW II Carlo Alesandrini National Honor Society. Bettie Jean Ainsworth Thespian. "Stage I»oor." Peklnols Staff. Baud. Concert Orchestra. Girls Club, Girl Beserves. J. Richard Bell Quill ami Scroll. Pekinoia Staff. Forensic. Debate. Student Council, Movie Operator. Hall Cadet. Boys Club. National Honor Society. Betty Thorne (iirls Club. Girl Beserves. Yarn-craft. Hall Cadet. Carl Brownlee Movie operator. Hall Cadet. ROW III June Beetler Band. Willis Beyer Band. Betty Bingham twirls Club, Girl Reserves. Donald Bussert Track, Photography. Mayme Aque Girls Club. Yarneraft. Hall Cadet. I'sher Captain. ROW IV Arthur Berendes Hall Cadet. Doris Ball Yarneraft. Girl Beserves, Hall Cadet. Library Cadet. William Butt "Big Hearted Herbert,” Hall Cadet. Forensic, Photography. Flossie Bearden G. A. A.. (.Iris Club, Girl Beserves. Hall Cadet. Wilfred BushSENIOR EDITION Pago 12 ROW 1 Helen Marie Brown Hall i'ihIpi, Faber, Yarnorafl, Girls Club. Girl Reserves. Frances Hancock "Bachelor Born,” "Rhapsody in Black.” ”lx. "«•. -The Mikado,” "H. M. S. Pinafore,” Girl Reserves, Thespian. Virginia Ilerren Hall Cadet. Girls Club. William Maxey Conmiercial Cluh. Jacqueline Gregg Girls Club, Hall Cadet. ROW II Mary Ingolia Library Cadet. Girls Club. Forest Hughes Movie Operator. "Naughty Marietta." "The Mikado." "H. M. S. Pinafore." "Rhapsody In Black." '38. *39. Lucille Thrush Hall Cadet. Feme Zimmerman Girl Reserves. Mary Menghi Hall Cadet. 1 "slier. Girls Club. ROW III Bernadine Sefton Girls tTub. Girl Reserves. National Honor Society. Iona Galloway Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves. G. A. A. Gladys McDonald (.Iris Club. G. A. A. Gene Fellows Kathleen Shores Hand. Girl Reserves. ROW IV Eileen Gollon Girl Reserves. George Lighter Wrestling, Hall Cadet. "H. M. S. Pinafore." Elizabeth Fischer G. A. A.. Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves. Komona I Ian nig Glr*s Club. Yarncraft. Hall Cadet, "Naughty Marietta....The Mikado.” Dorothy Harbberts <». A. A.. Ilall Cadet.SENIOR EDITION Page 13 ROW I Lorene Timke Varncmft, csirl Rexenrea. Charles Smith Hall Cartel. Sarah Goodin twirls (Tub. Hall Cartel. Samuel DePeugh F. F. A.. I’sher, Hall Cadet. Kathryn Hieser tiirls nub. "Seven Slaters," Caber. "Rhapsody In Black,” ’38. ROW II Donald Wilcox Traelc. Thespian, "Stage Poor." I toys Club. Student Connell. Pekin-els' Staff. Hand. Preheatra. Jaa* Orchestra. Geneva Clarkston twirl Iteaervea. Hall Cadet. Robert Martin Hall Cadet. Caber. Betty Weghorst Hall Cadet. Library Cadet. Yarn-era ft. Melvin Knaak Movie Operator. Hall Cadet, Photography, F. F. A. ROW III Phyllis Hill tiirls nub, twirl Reserves. Thespian. Hall Cadet. "The Mikado." "11. M. S. Pinafore.” George Made Patricia Kaufmann Hall Cadet, Yarncraft. Clifford Kellogg Baseball. Football. Varsity Club, Hall Cadet. Marjorie Roelofson t;irls nub. Freneli Club. Library Cadet. ROW IV Joe Hudson “Baehelor Born." Thespian. Band. Thelma Drockelman twirls Club, twirl Reserves, Hall Cadet. Henry Zobel Photography. Emma Johnson t»lrl IC« serves, Hall Cadet. Don Potts Wrestling, Track.SENIOR EDITION Page 14 ROW I Leona Robinson Girls Club. Girl Reserves, Yarn-•T.-ift. Library (*ner. Ella Mae Williamson, and Mary Stowe. And then there’s the adviser of the girls. Miss Gramlich. The Girls Club has had its “finger in the pie” more than once this year. It has sponsored the matinee dances, served monthly teas to the faculty, presented the school with its first girls’ issue of the Pekinois, served tea to the school board at its monthly meetings, and sponsored the annual Senior May Day. Since the Girls Club is really a service group, it has co-operated with all school organizations. Most of the “big work” is done by committees, but all the girls are required to do some bit of service for the school, and therefore become better known by the students and faculty alike. Left to carry on and uphold the work of the Girls Club next year is the newly elected cabinet with— President—Pat Moore Vice-president—Dolores Banco Junior Representative— Edith Simoncini Sophomore Representative — Vera Pearl Green Freshman Representative — Wand SixPage 16 SENIOR EDITION Annual ‘Rhapsody in Black' Marks Up Another Score m> 9r. wmu Time: November 17 and 18, I}»:{!> Place: P. (’. If. S. Auditorium Event: The annual RHAPSODY IN BLACK Music! Lights! Places! Curtain! . . “Speedhall" Wilcox, “Zeno-bia" Dieiil, “Fluff** Guy (and the ‘Les Enfants’ make Debut Twenty-five members of the Freshman - Sophomore dramatic organization. In's Enfantes have completed a most successful first year. Practicing for plays they presented for the Thespian Troupe occupied most of the group's time this year. Jim Richards. Hetty Jean Saltier, and Wayne McGlinn took parts in “Red Carnations.” givin gtheir effective dramatizations for the Thespians, and in a true “drainer of the hills.” Jack Hackler. Dawn Pabst, and John Houston had roles. For their own group's entertainment, members Wilma Neuman, Earl Holland and Wayne McGlinn presented a farce. “Whose Money.” One of the top-notch programs of the year for the freshmen and sophomores featured recordings of Raymond Massey's stage version of "Abe Lincoln in Illinois'* along with interesting facts about the picture of the same name. I little wig that wasn’t there). ' "Casanova** Callahan, “Granny" Niovar, and “Bubbles" Lutticken as the famous dead men I mean ! end men. and John Caster, “super dumb” interlocutor, are in evidence. Making up the boys’ choir, sing ing “Ol Man River" and "Kentucky Babe," are Vernon Lewis, Hill .Mayer-Oakes, Angelo Karn-gianis, Merle Hlackahy, Everett Walbert, John Westrope, George I Zimmerman, Clare L-ilij, Harold Yocum, l«arry Becker, Jim Preston, Forest Hughes, I .oil is Schim-uielpfennig. Jim Hush, Douglas Wade, Vernon Kitterman, Harry Williams, and Hob McDonald. The three balladiers—Forest Hughes. Charles Timm, and Everett Walbert, sing "On the Road to Mandalay.” " I Poured My Heart Into a Song.” and “Until," respectively. as the show moves on. In Part II. "Over the Rainbow" is the general theme, with the Jazz orchestra dressed in nursery rhyme costumes. In the opening cone, Mary Woods, as a poor working girl. sings “Stormy Weather.” Larry Becker’s singing “The Umbrella Man" brings on a group of eight tap dancers "Singing in the Rain.” As the scene changes again, ‘Best ’39=’40 Thespians’ To Receive Drama Awards Bone, Art Department Head, to Model ‘Oscars’ Activity book holders who voted for the best Thespian girl and boy selected two students outstanding in major productions this year, from a group of over 30 candidates. M iss Hcllyn Cooper, class of 1940, was elected as the girl who has done the most outstanding work in dramatics this year, and Hill Richards, also from this year's graduating class, was chosen as the most outstanding actor among PCHS boys this term. Miss Cooper played prominent roles in both the all-school play. "Stage Door." and the senior class play. "Bachelor Born." New Idea of Double Casting Works in Junior Play June Mad, junior class play this year, inaugurated the doublecasting system for plays at Pekin High School. Friday and Saturday evenings. February 9 and 10, equally en- King Cole, portrayed by Hobart Browne, appears singing "01 King Cole” and a call for "Little Boy Blue” is sent out. while "Jack and Jill” entertain the king with their tap dancing. The stage is darkened. and with a loud crash of thunder, a beautiful ballet enters. Then, in the grand finale, Mary Jane Al-mone takes Mary Woods “Over the Rainbow." with the entire choir forming the background. The curtain falls, and another annual ‘black-out’ is past! tertaining performances were done by casts headed by Lorraine Lewis and Helen Parsons as Penny Wood, and Pete I’bben and Kill Mayer-Oakes, as Chuck Harris, glider-minded beau of lively fifteen-year-old Penny. Supporting casts for both evenings were also double-cast, and excellent characterizations were done by Dolores Basco and Shirley Dennis as Mrs. Wood. Jim Diehl and Vernon Lewis as Elmer, Gerald Maloney and Hill Nelson as Mervyn Wood, and Barbara Traub and Wilma Hayes as Effie. Especially adaptable for a junior class production, the play featured the trials of adolescence as discovered by Penny and Chuck, and how their families were affected by their “growing pains." Debate Team Has One of Most Successful Seasons In History; Receives High Rating in National Contest This season has marked the most successful one in the Pekin debate club's history. For this school an almost unheard of feat was accomplished this year, when the debaters, under the capable tutelage of Coach Nelson, traveled to Terre Haute, Indiana, to participate in the National Forensic League National Debate Tournament. There they received an excellent rating, or one slightly above the average of the other championship teams, winners of the Forensic District tournaments. gathered at Terre Haute. In this state there are two N. F. L. District tournaments. Northern and Southern, and in the entirety of America there are some 'oventy-five. each sending one or two teams as entries to the Indiana National. The distinction as to whether one or two teams enter depends on the number of teams in the district. If twelve or more are entered, two teams, first and second. are sent to National; if less, only first placers are sent. Pekin went by virtue of their second at the Jacksonville District. All season, some seven tournaments have been attended by the Pekin debaters, either by first or second teams or both. These tournaments were held at Lincoln, Jacksonville (District). Wesleyan, and the Terre Haute National. One of the four members of the A division squad, and three members of the B division group will probably make up the ’41 team. They are John (’aster. Jack Hack-lor, Bruce Brisendine. and Hob Heckman. The graduates are Dick Hell, Hill ()l>crlr. Browning Jacobs, and Betty Hornan. Next year Mr. Nelson expects to have a fine group of students sn his team, and says he would like to complete his outfit with a humorous declamator, original orator. a group of actors for the one-act play contests, and all the others who will make a full group. He states that he has already reserved some hotel suites at Washington, D. C., the scene of next year's National.SENIOR EDITION Page 17 All School Play ‘Stage Door’ Uncovers New Talent Given a bevy of attractive girls with aspiratons to the stage, a few boy friend producers, actors, and playwrights, and such talented high school performers as Dolores Basco, Li lab Lohnes, Marilyn Rankin, Hcllyn Cooper, Gaylord l.anrasirr, and David Hammer, you’re sure to have Jusf what the all-school play. Stage Door, was on Oct. 27-28—a hit. Dolores Basco played the part of Terry Randalls, a girl with definite ambition for a stage career, which she had a chance to attain at the play’s conclusion. Kaye Hamilton, portrayed by Lilah Lohnes, created quite a sensation when she committed suicide after being unable to hold her small part on Broadway. Marilyn Rankin enacted the part of Jean Maitland, who preferred a movie career to the stage. Hellyn Cooper merited many a laugh as the irrepressible Judith Canfield. David Hammer as the eccentric plnywright, Keith Burgess, and Gaylord Lancaster, who portrayed the part of David Kingsley. Hollywood producer, gave convincing portrayals of their characters. Choir Sings at Big 12 Meet. Approximately five hundred and sixty-seven voices (out of which sixty were from Pekin) sang In a mass choir for the annual Big Twelve Music Festival at Champaign, Illinois, on May I 4. under the direction of Nobel Cain, well-known composer, and director of the Chicago NBC a cappella choir. The choir presented their program over radio station WDWZ. Mr. Coolman and thirty-five orchestra members were there to play in a combined orchestra of Big Twelve schools, under the direction of Oscar Anderson from Chicago. Rehearsals were held at ten and one-thirty, both orchestra and choir performed, and for the last number on the program. Mr. Cain directed a mass choir and orchestra number, “O God Our Help in Ages Past.” Thespians Present Play On December 17, Thespian Troupe No. 146 of Pekin High School presented a one-act play, The Queen’s Christmas. Nancy Richards played the part of Queen Elizabeth, who. in the company of court friends, visited the palace of Seldingham. played by John Caster, on Christmas eve. The plot of the play was the transforming of the Queen by the Christmas spirit, so that she is convinced of the trickery of her court members. Lord Coventry, tContinued on page 22. Col. 1) Band, Soloists, and Ensembles Compete in State Contest;—Go To Regional at Battle Creek, Michigan Under the capable direction of LaVon Coolman. Pekin High's eighty-seven piece band competed in the district band contest at Peoria Central on March 30. 1940. The band played “Symphony in C Minor” by Ernest Williams, the required number, and two other selections, “Finlandia” by Jean Sibelius and “Amparito Rico” by Jaime Texidor. A first division rating in Peoria gave them the right to compete in the state at Champaign on April 20, 1940. At Champaign, with Peoria Central. Manual. Woodruff, anti Quincy as competitors. Pekin again came out on top and was recommended to play in the regional at Battle Creek, Michigan, on May 16, 17. and 18. Through donations. dances, card parties, tag day. and the splendid cooperation of band parents, enough money was raised to take the band to Battle Creek where their first trip to the national contest was made a successful one. This year the district ensemble’ and solo contests were held at Woodruff High School on March 16 with many P. C. H. S. students participating. The ensembles placed as fol-; lows: brass sextet—Robert Guni-bel, John Houston. Bruce Brisen-dine, Noel Francisco. Kathleen Shores. Betty Anderson, first division; cornet trio John Russell, Lois McClintick, Nancy Richards, first division; woodwind trio Bill Richards, Philip Peterson. Bill Jefferson, first division; mixed clarinet quartet —Angelo I Karagianis, Bob Stephens, Doro- ' thy Oiberle, Eleanor Galbraith, first division; B-flat clarinet quartet—Patty Rohrer, Ruby Conrad. Lois Gehrig, Betty Andrae. second division; woodwind quintet—Carroll Itunkle, Avis Busby. Robert Stallings, Vernon Lewis. La Verna Eschmeyer. second division; brass quintet—Harold Yocum. Bob Heckman. Walter Cannon, Elmore Keller, Gene Ambrose, due to lack of competition. were given the right to go directly to state; trombone quartet—Bill Moore. Mardell Oltman. Ray Sunderland. Jim Bush, second division. The solos that placed were flute —Philip Peterson and Marjorie Hackler, first division; cornet Lois McClintick. first division. Richard Seelye. second division: bass Bruce Brisendine. first division; marimba Lenora Wilson, first division; bassoon -Avis Busby. first division; trombone- -John Houston, second division; H-flat clarinet Bill Richards and Angelo Karagianis, first division: piano Nellie Mae Schaefer, first division; twirling—Jim Richards, first division. All solos and ensembles that were placed in first division were given the right to compete in the state contest held at Roosevelt Junior High School in Peoria on April 6. Long hours of practicing were spent before the first division winners went to the state contest in Peoria. Those winning first and a recommendation for regional competition were woodwind trio, mixed clarinet quartet, and soloists, Philip Peterson. Bruce Brisendine. Lenora Wilson, and Bill Richards. Students that took second division. but were still recommended for regional were the brass quintet and Jim Richards. However, a new ruling has gone into effect by which all students winning first division rating will be allowed to compete in the regional. This included the cornet trio, and soloists Marjorie Hackler. Lois McClintick. Avis Busby. Angelo Karagianis. Nellie Mae Schaefer and Mary Gleich accompanied them. Placing in second division was the brass sextet and Nellie Mae Schaefer. The Regional Contest this year was held in Battle Creek. Michigan. on May 16. 17. and 18.Pape 18 SENIOR EDITION The opera presented by the and Sullivan. Harry Langley dimusic department this year was rected, assisted by Paul Chronic “H. M. S. Pinafore," by Gilbert and Carolyn Wilkinson. ‘Bachelor Born,’ Senior Play, Draws Large Crowd Bachelor Born, a comedy with an English boys' school as its setting, gave PCHS seniors an excellent opportunity in which to do theii* last bit of fine acting before graduation. Bill Richards as Charles Donkin. beloved Housemaster at the school, portrayed the leading role in a most creditable manner. David Hammer as Donkin's good friend and fellow* instructor at the school. Frank Hastings and Gaylord .'Lancaster, as the Reverend Edmund Ovington. Headmaster of Seniors Look Forward to - - June 2—Baccalaureate S—Semester Review •I—Senior Class Day 5—Semester Examinations 0—School dismissed Marbledown, concluded their work in high school dramatics with fine performances. Mary Alice Conkel and Marjorie Hackler, whose first major production appearance was in this play, enacted well the part of Miss Barbara Fane, aunt of three! harum - scarum girls, Button. Chris, and Rosemary Faringdon.! who invaded the boys' school. Double casting was used for the j girls' parts and honors were equal-1 l.v shared by Phyllis Wooddell! and Delores Seggerman as Button. Hellyn Cooper and Frances Hancock as Chris, and Lilnli Lohnes and Joan Rogers as Rosemary. Delores, Hellyn, Lilah, and Joan had appeared in other major productions during high school, but Phyllis and Frances as well as I some of the male members of the cast appeared for the first time in a major production. Joe Hudson, Larry Becker, Everett Wal-bert, Ed Ohlfnger and Philip Peterson all gave fine performances in their various roles. In the cast were: Buttercup ...... Barbara Laird Sir Joseph Porter .............. Forest Hughes Cousin Hein*.... Lorraine lxkwis Dick Deadeye Bill Mayer-Oakes Boatswain......... Jim Preston Boatswain’s Mate ........... Vernon Kitterman Josephine .... Frances Hancock Ralph Racks!raw ................ Larry Becker The various committees who i worked to make a success of the j production were Mr. Bone, who designed the scenery, and Mr. Thompson and the stage craft j class. Mr. Holman, Henry Yanderhey-den, Ray Becker, Miss McCoy. Mary Woods, and Henrietta Wilson were in charge of costumes. Miss Sybil Johnson, Mr. Chronic, Mr. ami Mrs. Herbert Adams, Barbara Traub, Mary Ellen Thomas. Iona Galloway, and AUyne Rosenberg had the task of making-up the sailors and their pretty ladies. Properties were rounded up i by Mr. Dowell, Bernadinc Hoerr, Walter Ringwald, and Darwin Ewers. Ijoralne Bailey, Nadine Hornback, Marilyn Snyder. Virginia Woolsey, Dorothy Hill, Mary Scliappaugh, and lola Harding assisted Miss K. Johnson with ticket sales. Largest Thespian Troupe In History Ends 1940 Activities Thespian Troupe Number 147 has the largest membership it has ever had, this year. Including those initiated after the senior class play there are fifty-six members now in school. A new form of formal initiation service was introduced this last semester, with candle lit ceremonies conducted by members of the group, and the gesture that officially declares one’s status as a Thespian. ! I. WOO IKS* < Con’t from I’. I!), col. 2) Dorothy Doren; programs and favors—Miss Trowbridge, Rosalie Kirgan, Howard Marquardt, Charles Ijcwis, and Bill Lauterhach; refreshments—Miss Munson. Miss Lockett and Bernadine Hoerr; greenery—Mr. Walker and his committee. Come on, all you eligibles— join in the fun In your best bib and tucker at the Junior-Senior Prom of ’40.SENIOR EDITION Page 21 Baseball Team To Lose Many Senior Star Players Lewis Predicts Favorable Completion of Season Play Ball ! ! Strike one ! ! You’re Out ! ! These familiar yells are being heard for the last time in high school baseball for nine of .lim Lewis' sluggers. The men Jim will lose have been valuable members of the team, some for two or three years. “Gykos” Ricci, last season’s batting champ, was a strong contender for the crown this year. "Rlc" has earned two letters in baseball, and this season was elected co-captain. Bob Roby, a veteran two-season catcher, has made It plenty tough for a man trying to steal home. One reason for Bob’s success is his ability to get along with his hurlers. Roby might easily be called the “spark plug” of the team. Next on our list are the Bong brothers, Jess and “Rich.** Jess can do "anything” on the team from pitching to keeping score. Jess is the other co-captain of the team. too. "Rich” is at present doing a splendid job as third base-man. Gene .Adkins, South Pekin hurl-er. Is alternating between going up in the air for Wallace and keeping down on earth for lx*win. At present, he is doing both jobs well. He’s won four baseball games for the Chinks. Bob Gaspei-is a second bagger who can always be depended on to lay the wood on the old horsehide. Bob has had three seasons of experience and comes in mighty handy for every game. Vince Oilman has been a Lew is-er for three seasons, too. and is: famous for his ability to "come j through” when he is needed. Another threat to any long fly j ball hitter is Bob Cannon when he is prowling the center field. | Bob has earned two letters in baseball. All these boys are packing their duds to leave the diamond this year, either via the graduation route or because of ineligibility. But they leave their chores In very capable hands, namely. Bowlby, Fitzanko, Jones, Stallings, and Andreoni. Thinlies Establish New Records In Successful Season Establishing an enviable record, the proteges of Coaches Wallace and Adams have completed another successful track year with the exception of the Big Twelve meet, to be held tomorrow. The first meet of the season was at Lincoln, where the Chinks came out on the small end of a 66 %-4score. Pinkston, YonBoeck-man, and Rhoades were high point men for the day. donating a total of 27 points to Pekin's cause. Defeat Over .Manual Burning with indignation at their first defeat, the Celestials traveled to Peoria where they walloped Manual to the top-sided tune of 75 1/6 to 37 5/6. Going next to the Bradford Relays, the Pekin team surprised everyone, themselves included, by amassing twenty-five points to tie the Plow boys from Canton for fourth place. However, when Canton came to Pekin they handed the Chinks speed merchants a 59-54 defeat by copping firsts in eight out of twelve events. Squeeze Out Central Immediately after recovering from tho Canton assault, the boys from the Celestial City romped over Peoria again. There they defeated Central 58-55. and by vir- tue of the win, gained possession of the firechief’s hat which had been in Central’s trophy case since 1936. The meet was another thriller. with the outcome undecided, until Von Bocckmnn anchored tie-relay team to victory and the decisive five points. He shared high point honors with Bill Pinkston, who established a new Pekin-Cen-; tral record for the half-mile, going the distance in 2:10.3. Grab Fifth at Lincoln Relays The Chinks next traveled to Lincoln where they participated in the Lincoln Relays. Although the Celestials copped fifth place with 2 7Ai points, the only event in which a first was won was the low hurdle shuttle. Adkins, Athey. YonRots’kman, and Farischon were running mates in this event. The next meet was the district, in which the Pekinians again made an excellent showing when they tied Lewistown with 19 points. Jim VonBoeckman dashed the 220 in 23.5 seconds, wiping out the all-school record of 23.6 seconds raked up by Jim Black in 1930. The relay team also established a new all-school record, with a time of 1:35.5 seconds. By making such an excellent showing, the relay team along with Von- Stellar Net and Golfmen Finish Busy '40 Schedule Hr*| Kotv: IS. T.vlrr. E. OlilliiK<-r: Bottom Kow: K. Hrefgar, IS. Jarolw, <■. Rfccl. With six wins and three defeats. Coach "Pop” Jenkins ami his "stick swingers" are doing all right for themselves. To date, the boys have registered wins over Peoria Central. Lincoln, and two from both Manual and Woodruff. This year for the first time, the golf team played matches in groups of three and two. Playing in a three-way match at Lincoln, it won over both Manual and Lincoln. but lost to Bloomington, i The boys claim their Bloomington opponent was probably the toughest they’ve encountered this season. High scorers this year are Ric-ci, Ohlinger, and Lunini. The runner-up is Berardi. The Chinks are. at present, two games short of completing their schedule. These games will probably be their toughest. One is with Bloomington and the other, the Big 12 matches at Urbana. The “turf boys" were defeated on their home court for the first time in two years, when they locked horns with Spalding High of Peoria on May 3. Wins Peoria Central—ilia to **M* Lincoln—10 to 2 Manual—8 to -I and 8 to 4 Woodruff-—7 to 5 ami to aw Losses Peoria Central—1M* to ‘2 la Bloomington—8 to 4 Spalding—10 to 2 As for the 1940 "racquet-wield-ers." they have managed so far. to break even, winning five matches, and dropping as many. The Chinks were off to a bad start when they were defeated in their first three attempts, all shutouts. Coming to life like the "South Pekin tornado." the racqueteers rebounded to catch Peoria Woodruff on the short end of a 4-2 defeat. Jacobs, Secgar, and Tyler won their singles matches, while Jacobs and Seegar teamed to command the doubles. The Canton Plowboys made the Boeckman, and Pinkston, who placed first in the 4 40 with 54 flat, was eligible to enter the state meet at Champaign. All in all. it’s been a good year for the Pekin "Thinlies" and the prospects for next season are en-cou raging. loss column read "4” when they trounced the "Walkerites" on their home court, but as hosts to Spalding Institute of Peoria, Pekin chalked up another win, by a 4- 1 count. Again it was Jacobs, Seegar and Tyler who displayed championship tennis. The Chinks next traveled to Peoria to participate in the District Tournament, and shared second place honors with Peoria Manual. May 6. Peoria Manual defeated Pekin on its own court, 4-3. Sec-gar and Tyler won singles, and Jacobs and Seegar were victorious in the doubles. Claiming their first 1940 shutout on May 8, when all the boys turned In top-notch performances, the Pekinites nudged Spalding 5- 0. The boys rebounded from Spalding. and never stopped until they evened the previous setback by Canton, with the identical 5-1 score. Pekin then registered their second shutout by defeating Woodruff. 6-0. Coach Walker is well pleased with the team’s performances this season, and is looking forward to more success next year, when all the boys will be back except Captain Jacobs. PEKIN FOOTBALL LINEt'P (Cont. from page 20, col. 4) Jack Gay! (need we say more! > Perhaps you can’t feature it. but Gus Lancaster actually played "Feets ball" once, and so did Bill “Willy" Scarcliff, and Carl "XI-tro" Farischon! These all did heir share. Y'ou recall the touchdown Jerry Mahoney made last year, and boy, how it counted! Lately of the National Guard is Charles Lewis, and "Swede" Olson got a sunburn saving lives at "Dear Ole Mineral Springs”! "Sleepy** Dalclier, Doede Johnson, Cliff Kellogg, and Bob Edmonds have displayed some fine prowess, and so have Johnny l>ie|*onbrock and Bob Meinen, both "Career Boys" in the Movies! Last we come to three boys who have done O. K. in everything around here— Carl Petri, Guy Ricci, and Bob < ’an non. These have been the parading pig-skin-ers, and it won’t be long until that ole "Eleven" will be out under the new lights, again throwing "Pekin’ 'into the line of champions!Pape 22 SENIOR EDITION Hoopsters Win 18, Lose 7, During Season Eighteen wins and seven defeats—no Big 12 trophy—no trip to Champaign—but one of the fightingest teams Coach Haussler has ever turned out—that’s the 1939-’40 basketball squad. The Chinks were really in stride in the first four games, winning by wide margins. They were picked by many as the team to go places, after walloping Morton, Farmington, Spalding, and Woodruff. Soon after, they acted as host to the Streator Bulldogs, against whom they were seemingly as helpless as minnows on the Sahara, and managed to garner only 26 points to the Bulldogs' 46. Win From Abingdon Still a little groggy and stunned over the Bulldogs’ beating, the Chinks managed to subdue the Knox County quintet, Abingdon, by a 26-20 count. Then on December 22, Pekin traveled to Morton. After a two gain slouch, it was Honorary Captain Rob Cannon who came to life in time to collect 19 points. One week later the Hoosiers of South Bend, Indiana, invaded the Pekin gym and displayed a brand of basketball that should have been played on James field. The Hoosiers were held scoreless the entire first half, but had the score tied 13 all in the third stanza. Bob Cannon danced the vets in the final 10 seconds to cinch the game. Drop To Manual On the night of January 3. the Pekin aggregation traveled to the Peoria Armory to oppose a good-big team. Manual was the leagueleading team at that time, with two victories and no defeats. Outstanding player of this tussle was captain-elect Roy Athey. Athey sank buckets from any place on the court. Pekin, however, was nosed out in the last few seconds by a 28-26 count. Trounce Spalding 57-20 The following Tuesday, Spalding High traveled to Pekin to try to even the count, but failed with a 57-20 defeat against them. After a three day rest, the Hausslermen traveled to Canton to bring back the plow-share that had been in Canton since the preceding season. The Pekin midgets trounced them 39-30. On Tuesday, January 16, the Chinks made their third attempt for conference honors when they entertained Peoria Central. There, for the first time in the season, against a conference rival, Pekin nabbed a narrow lead and managed to have it when the final gun sounded, Pekin 36-Central 29. Try Rig 12 Competition The hoopsters then traveled to Lincoln for their second attempt at a Big 12 victory. There Switzer put on a one-man scoring spree in the final canto, but fell two markers short, Pekin, 28-Lincoln, 30. With Ricci's 16 points and some splendid team work, it took the Peklnites nothing flat to show Danville how they felt that night. The Reds took an early lead and kept it, winning 37-20. On the next Tuesday, Pekin was host to the Canton Plowboys—a real game! The score was tied 10 times or more and no one was sure of a winner until Tomliano-vich of Canton dropped a bucket with 10 seconds left to play, Pekin, 28-Canton, 31. The Chinks next lost a heartbreaking decision to Manual by a 22-17 count, but in traveling to Streator, they were geared at top speed and brought home a 30-27 decision. CHINK FIVE IA>SES GRADS (Con’t from I*. 20, col. 2) nobody even got sick! Either ask Bob Cannon or read Talent magazine for details about a night spent by the "boys” in a hotel. The team will remember ‘Spud* for d.... near wrecking the big job on the Tremont road. Plenty can be said, but let’s just bid the "goers out" so long, and the next year’s boys—goodluck. "Let’s keep Pekin among the champs!" Central Evens Count The hoopsters next opposed Woodruff High, with Ricci carrying off high point honors with 18 markers. Making it a gam© apiece, Peoria Central trounced Pekin on the home floor on the night of February 16. Ricci Crowned Scoring Champ The Lincoln-Pekin game, however, was to decide who would take first place in the Big 12 individual scoring contest. Schwei-kert was in first place with 90 markers, and Ricci was in third with 80. (The second place man had 89, but his schedule was finished). Ricci sank 20 points in this game and some splendid defense work held Schweikert to 9 points. The Hausslermen won by a wide margin. With the schedule completed, Haussler started drilling his team for the tournaments. Pekin traveled to the regional finals and for the third time trounced Woodruff by a 32-22 decision. Traveling to Peoria for the Sectional Tournament, Pekin opposed Manual, and after two over-times returned home to store away the equipment until the fall of ’40. Seniors Give Up Cherished Possessions To Unfortunates p\ Hobart ^ We, the graduating seniors, looking into the future, and seeing the needs of the lower class-men, do hereby will and bequeath these, our most cherished possessions, to them: I, Howard Fuller, do bequeath m.v seat on the South Pekin bus to my kid brother. Bob. I, Dave Hammer, give my knack of getting along with guys, gals, ’n teachers, to Warren "Einstein" Venters. I, Forest Hughes, will my heartrending bass voice to Noel “Caruso" Francisco. I, Douglas Neal Lott, give my nose for news to Jack "Featherbrain" Hackler. I, Edward “Goldielocks** Olilin-gor, will my beautiful big blue eyes to Bruno Rometti. I, Rill OIhtIc, leave my new invention. a cork that goes "mama" instead of "pop," to the American Distillery. I, Jack “Glamour Pants” Gay, will my beautiful physique, including my muscle, to John Houston. I, George Yedel, will my ability to sell basketball tickets to Mr. Grigsby. I, Don Guy, will all my goldfish to Barney Webber, provided he chew's them before he swallows them. I. Rettie Jean Ainsworth, will my twinkle toes to Browne. After giving, or selling, our most beloved possessions, we do hereby hope to remain in the memories of the students and faculty of PCHS as the most promising class ever to leave the mighty portals of this venerable and honorable educational edifice, and hereby sign and seal our last will and testimony on this 24th day of May in the year of our Lord. 1940. Signed: The Class of 1940 Witnesses: II Duce, Benito Mussolini Gunga Din Pie Eyed Piper Thespians Present Play (Can't from I*. 17, col. 4) played by Dale Smith, and Lord Foxcroft, enacted by Fritz Jnestings*. Other members of the cast included Mary Alice Conkel as the Countess, Rcrnico Sanders as Lady Constance, and Jim Johnson as Lord Denbeigh, and a large number of supporting roles. Elaborate Elizabethan costumes and the pageantry of the period made the vesper play an outstanding one. Present Pageant in June On June 5 and 6 at 8:00 P. M. the Commencement Pageant, "The History of Pekin." will be presented for the last time. Pekin's history is told in vers© form by the Spirit of the Past to youth. The first part or the pageant represents the pioneer period of Pekin, the second part, development of Pekin during the middle of the nineteenth century, and the third part depicts industrial, or twentieth century growth .SENIOR EDITION Page 23 DR. R. A. SEIBEL EYE. EAR. NOSE, and THROAT GLASSES FITTED StSH COURT STREET Bob Gasper: "Puppy love has sent many boys to the dogs.” TOP-NOTCH BREAD IT’S A REAL LOAF A & E BAKERY Pekin, Illinois COHEN FURNITURE CO. 424 Court Street PEKIN, ILLINOIS WEYRICH HARDWARE PAINTS and HARDWARE SUPPLIES OF ALL KINDS Phone 282 330 Court St. —Compliments of— Electrical-Maintenance Company It. V. SCHWARTZ 701 Margaret St. Ph. 743-M THE American National Bank PEKIN, ILLINOIS Member Federal Reserve System Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Henry Birkenbusch & Son THE PEKIN JEWELERS Repairing a Specialty 420 Court St. TAZEWELL CANDY CO. Wholesale Candy Jobbers LET’S ALL BOOST PEKIN 348 Margaret Street Phone 470 B. and F. Cafe & Confectionery We are always glad to serve you. PEKIN THEATRE BLDG. SHERMAN’S FRESH-MADE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES - LUNCHES Box I.unrhen for Partlei and Picnic"! CURB SERVICE BOO Coart BOS-J Princess Candy Kitchen HOME MADE CANDIES—ICE CREAM— LIGHT LUNCHES 402 COURT S 'lOME LUSH by DROOL & DROOLETTE The shocking disturbance at the last matinee dance was decidedly not a strip tease, but “Barney” Callahan using his shirt tail as a dance program. H—S In a recently copyrighted pocket dictionary, edited by those two great philosophers L. .1. Brueckner and Jerry Mahoney, a blotter was described as "something you spend tiim* looking for while the ink dries.” H—S Miss Williams asked Kennie Line to punctuate this sentence: "There goes a pretty girl.” Kennie replied, “I’d just make a dash after her.” H—S Doctor George Lighter: "Did you hold a mirror to her face to see if she was still breathing?" "Yes,” replied the patient. "What did she do?" "Gasp ami readied for her powder puff.” H—S An illustrated drawing of what occupys a senior co-ed’s mind from 8:00 a. m. to 3:00 p. m. * L COMPLIMENTS OF Ed. F. LAMPITT & SONS CONTRACTORS H—S Browning Jacobs: “Oh darling, my love for you lias been stimulated to the utmost. Will you marry me?” Dawn Pabst: "No, but I’ll always admire you for your choice.” H—S Here’s to the teachers Long may they live: In fact just as long As the assignments they give. H—S The Students get all the fun The Pekinois gets all the fame The Printer gets all the money And the Staff gets all the blame. H—S The Setting—Miss Cofer's History Class. The question—"What is the era of Good Feeling?” Barney Webber: "The Whiskey Rebellion, of course!” Miss Borgclt: Dean, what is the difference between, ‘I chew gum.’ and *1 have chewed gum’? Dean McNaughton: “A trip to the waste-paper basket.” H—S After arguing for several days I with Punch Adkins about the! Greeks having a disarmament program, Miss li<>ckctt finally said in disgust. "Well, Gene, what in the world makes you think the Greeks did have a disarmament program?” “Well,” replied Gene. “what about Venus?” H—S A Psalm in Chemistry 1. Mr. Walker Is my teacher; I shall not fail. 2. lie maketli me to stand up and produce the goods; He lead-eth me Into the depths of Chemistry. 3. He restoreth my knowledge; He leadeth me into the paths of Kruh, Carlton, and Carpenter’s law for Chemistry’s sake— 4. Yea, though I walk through the depths of Chemistry, I fear no evil, for Mr. Walker is with me; thy pencil and thy grade lx>ok, they comfort me. 5. Thou prepares! a test before me in the presence of my classmates. Thy filleth thy grade lH>ok with zeros, my anger run-net It over. «. Surely, goodness and mercy will help me through the days of my Chemistry or 1 shall dwell in Chemistry I*ab. forever. H—S Little Star Cleaners 103 N. 5TH ST. One block north of Court Street Phone 350 We Call and Deliver Pekin’s Most Beautiful Home NOELS 420 Walnut Street OUR SHOES ARE FITTED BY X-RAY B. & H. SHOE STORE 320 Court Street Pekin, 111. W. J. EDEN’S PEKIN SHOE STORE for SHOES THAT SATISFY SPECIAL PRICES TO GRADUATES! R. A. KONISEK 5io court st. PHOTOGRAPHER phone oo« WE HAVE THE VERY LATEST LIGHTING OUTFIT MADE KODAK FINISHING FRAMING Jewelry of Distinction at Moderate Prices Russell McClintick IN STYLE SHOP "Life's just too, too sweet," remarked the woman with diabetes. PEKIN FLORAL CO. Pekin’s Bonded Telegraph Florist PHONE 108 STUDENTS You Get Quality at a Savings at the J. C. PENNY CO ____PEKIN. ILLINOIS___ Schantz Greenhouses Flowers For All Occasions TELEGRAPH FLOWERS PHONE 495 SAVE AT CARPS Pekin's Livewire Department Store____________ GOLDIES BEAUTY SHOP PEKIN THEATRE BUILDING Phone 609-J PERMANENTS . . $2.00 and up MACHINELESS WAVES . $5.00 YVETTE’S Pekin’s Finest Women’s Store BIGGER and BETTER SANDWICH SHOP Genuine Tenderloins Bar B Q Hamburgers All Kinds of Soft Drinks 8th and Willow Phone 979-J HACKLER BROTHERS DRUGS 335-401-408 Court Street Two Stores Phones 250-198 LET US DO YOUR SCHOOL PRINTING LOHNES PRINT SHOP Times Bldg. Phone 557 BEST WISHES to Class of 1940 N. REULING CO. "The Store of Satisfaction”Page 24 SENIOR EDITION 'Odd Jobs'n Such Stuff'Occupying Time of '40 Graduates Of course. It was quite a come down for the former 35th president of the United States, but the Rt. Hon. Diaries (J- "Ridge** Williams was happy as he hung the new burlap curtains, and straightened the soap box furniture about his modernistic little shanty. He was all in a dither, and no wonder—that night he was going to fling a party that would be the 'iocial event of the season. He wanted the work to be done before the guests (Invited and otherwise) arrived. Had he forgotten anything, he wondered? He still had to set a rat-trap or two for his blood enemies. Don Guy, "Beezok" Vedel, and Don Lauterlmcli, who might try to break up the party. But nevertheless, the refreshments were ready and safely hidden— the punch was made according to ‘‘Punch’’ Alikins’ latest recipe. Charlie had plastered an old Pekinois over a squashed mosquito's final resting place, when the door splintered into a million pieces. When the dust had settled, in staggered Rill Richards, Dick Roll, and Harry Zimmerman, respectively, the president, vice-president, and secretary of the Garbage Collectors’ Union, Local 546835. They had merely been practicing their latest party-crashing method, and were astonished, no end, that a mob scene had not resulted. They had no sooner hit “Pidge” over the head with a tooth-pick (which incidentally put him "out" for the rest of the evening), when the guests began to arrive. First to appear was Leonard Rrueckner, handy man and electrician at Alcatraz, then Guy Ricci, the undertaker, and Rrowning Jacobs, who had "gone to the dogs" (now county dog catcher). Escorting them were a few of the local old maids, namely, Jeanm Khrliardt, l>e Seggerman, and *’Ig glo" Wilson; and right on their heels came several of the more respectable guests of the evening: meaning the Principal of P.C.H.S.. IS *n Jones; Senator Rlaine "Muggs" Raah; Secretary of State, J. It. Dlopenbrock; and Edward Ohlinger, who had recently discovered the southwest pole. As they sat down to a peaceful game of pinochle, played with Old-Maid cards, the first bloodcurdling scream of the evening pierced the air. But it was a case of mistaken identity, for the screams were not screams, but a night club blues singer, Frances Hancock, practicing her scales. During the uproar. Harriett Zimmerman sent the whole party-searching for "Casanova** Cannon who had disappeared. Later (much. much), he was discovered with ears attentively jammed against the radio, as he listened to the Hammer-Clammer Broadcast, "Pekin at Broadway." 'Flash! It is rumored that Car) "Swacky" Switzer, poet-and-mad-artist-wlnner of the modernistic deluxe painting of 1960, returns to Pekin's Boo Beauty Salon, and Mayme Aquc, for his manicures and facials. Romance? Splash! .Miss Mary Catharine Sehallcr was chosen Miss America for 1955. to-day. Smash! "Spud” Grossweller, Olympic tiddlewink champ, announced to-day that he had accepted a post as manager of fight-champ, "Shamrock" Oberle. Trash! Talent scouts have awarded glamour-boy Jack (Jay a contract as understudy to WPA actors' matinee idol. Rob Gasper, at five bucks a week. Clash! "Swede” Olson and Jim were put under a $.2500 bond for disturbing the peace, when authorities caught them fighting a duel under the old sycamore in Central Park, at dawn. Dash! Society debutante. Phyllis Hill, is still hot on Eldon Tides’ trail, although Leap Year has come and gone again. Rash! Officer Jim Schwartz, made a thrilling one-handed capture to-day when he foiled the desperadoes Don Wilcox and Jim Callahan, in an attempt to break into the Federal Reserve Rank. When held for questioning, the two confessed that they were trying to enter the bank to remove a package of chewing gum left at the cashier’s window, when they tried to cash a check for $.15 earlier in the day. Although authorities—’ At this point the earthen floor began to tremble and heave! In another second a five-foot circle of earth removed itself, and up through the cavity left by the disappearing earth, climbed the section foreman and ditch digge~, (Jus l,*‘r. Dramatic was his entrance—with his little pick’n shovel! This w-as indeed a night of surprises! During the pandemonium caused by- Gus' entrance Forest Hughes had gone outside to fetch in the ice cream. Peace had no sooner settled on the group than the second blood-curdling scream of the evening raised many a little hair which wasn't there anymore. Forest reappeared, dragging Jerry Mahoney, prominent local banker, by the collar. Jerry hail promised all the little Mahoneys ice cream cones, and had appropriated the ice cream just as lie did the bank's funds. Through the door filed the ten little Mahoneys led l»y young Peter. Next in line was Michael, then Danny, Molly, Maureen, Kathleen, Mary, and Patrick. "I want my ice cream, papa!" "But dear, it's their ice cream," explained Jerry, "so you can’t have any—.” “We’re going to have some ice cream anyhow, Papa!” The well-bred Mahoneys then tore into the guests. Just as day dawned, "Pidgi" regained consciousness just In time to sis* the last of the little Mahoneys chase tin* last guest through the door. His party was over, no doubt! Oomphormation about Clothes and Stuff! Just a few notes on what’s jaunty about town . . . Things to look into: "mint prints," those cool mint-green and white-sprigged creations for afternoon: "airway stripes.” frocks with he-witchery; silk jersey dresses that refuse to crush or wrinkle, and look swell-elegant; collapsible umbrellas with the telescoping handle so you can carry your "bumbershoot" in your purse if you want to; washable gabardine two-piecers that tub as easily as a hanky and fit like a second skin. Your prom dress should be long —just showing your tiptoes, and swirl yards 'n yards of skirt. The gypsy motif is smart now, and who knows? Maybe you can wear hot pink or canary yellow. Try ’em on ennyhoo. Let’s get away from all those ice-cream taffetas of blue and white and baby-pink— they're old stuff. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GRADUATES Geo. W. Rohrs and Associates Wraps for formal summer nights (and you must have one) are all simple, being usually white pique, quilted silk, or candlewick-ing. Brushed wool is something different in the "wrap" line. too. with three-quarter sleeves, in such lush colors as cerise chartreuse, poker chip red. and electric blue. In our price range this year, good-looking evening sandals are something we wish you'd try to find. Outside of going to Chicago or St. Louis, we’ve covered the territory pretty thoroughly—and all we wanted was Just one insignificant little pair of flat-heeled gold leather sandals. Evidently the breed has died out! Well, all ye faithful followers of fashion, the time has come (the walrus said) to bid you a fond farewell—Anyhow. I'se all pooed out—Goobye! COMPLIMENTS OF Great States Theatres PEKIN --- - EMPIRE “The Store for Students” SCHIPPER & BLOCK CO. Meinders Photo Studio QUALITY PHOTOS MODERATE PRICES Over .'145 Court St, Phone 74-M MENS AND WOMENS MAID-RITE CLOTHES SANDWICH SHOP DRY GOODS Different Special Kerry Day MRS. Kl BY DOBKN Jt SON BOB Fifth and Margaret St. TENNIS RACKETS™ ALL AT SALE PRICES! BALLS—12c - 24c - 35c SOFTBALLS — MITTS — BATS — BASEBALL SHOES & CAPS OENF. LOHXE8 {% ■ I R I IT Pi ci? ok u Central Book and Toy Store BOYS AND GIRLS! COMPLIMENTS Of Huy or rent your munical instrument" in rekin at price* and term* to unit >our convenience. We guarantee every instrument we sell. Come down, let’" talk it over. SOLDWEDEL DAIRY EHRLICHER BROTHERS MUSIC STORE PRODUCTS S. T. GLASFORD, M. D. ICE CREAM, MILK and Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat BUTTER Office, 404 Elizabeth St. Pekin. Illinois PRE-SEASON SALE! Tennis Rackets — Golf Balls — Fishing Tackle USE OUR LAYAWAY PLAN NOW SAVE THE DIFFERENCE AT THE P Ht J. P. & J. SPORTS SHOP 1 Pete Petri 631 Court St. Phone 491 Jerry Zuckweller/Lohnes Print Shop Pelrin, III.

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