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To you — Principal Peterson, Mr. Chronic, Lieutenant Holman and all the sons of PCHS who are now serving in the defense of our country — this final edition of the Pekinois is dedicated. May you gain true friends and honor in your present task as you have gained them in your years at PCHS. The cause you are now fighting for will be the greatest cause you ever helped to win and we at PCHS ar proud of you. May the reminiscence of priceless high school memories in the uncertain days that follow ever lighten your heart and enliven your step and may God speed you on your undertaking."Orders" are unexpected in war time, and with little time to contemplate the "Advance," Mr. A. G. (Frenchy) Haussler took over the "command" in perfect form and after a few weeks in a difficult position, seems very much "at ease."
"Big Jim" Lewis became head coach and a new assistant coach is to be selected in the fall.
A military aspect settled over PCHS in the early doys of the war. Principal F. M. Peterson organized First-Aid classes. Red Cross knitting filled the Social Room, the selling of War (then Defense) Stamps flourished, and model planes took shape in the shops. Air raid drills began, and then it was spring, Easter — and Lieut. Peterson was ordered to report for dutyl We felt distinguished and important in our war effort, and tried to say a brave goodbye.
Here: L'eut and Mrs. Peterson inspect
signs of spring and the yellow forsythia, just before Lieut. Peterson left for duty with the armed forces, assisting in the removal of offensive yellow objects from the air.Page 3
Carolyn Jurgens Robert Heckman
NO, MR. HITLER-YOU JUST DON'T TALK OUR LANGUAGE!
From across the seas, a voice screams, "The purpose of education is to create ihe political soldier ... in the case of female education, the main stress should be last of all on development of the intellect!"
No, Mr. Hitler!
America, of course, rejects such a creed as barbarous and perverted.
We believe in the democratic definition of education—education as a process of stimulating free minds and preparing vig-
orous intellects for living effectively and cooperatively.
Carolyn's original oration, "America's Green Pastures," defines our pride and belief in our country.
We Learn Outside the Classroom, Too
American education now extends far beyond school rooms. Forums of open, lusty, controversial debate on urgent political.
social, and economic issues are reaching audiences everywhere. Carolyn and Bob, as debaters, have reached many audiences, sharing, discussing democratic life, vividly presenting facts, truth, reality concerning this complex world—a world we must understand if our way of life is to endure.
We are proud of the contribution we are malting at PCHS in these crucial times toward the successful functioning of democracy.Page 4
FIRST AID FEATURED IN WAR EFFORT
FFA Collects Scrap Metal
Have you bought your defense stomp today?
That is the general query about school now that we've gone all-out for defense. And if you haven't bought a stamp today, you generally remember it after school when you pass the defense stamp booth in the main hall. With its patriotic decorations of red, white, and blue crepe paper, it is an impressive reminder.
Mr. Wayne Alvord, who is in charge of the sales, reports that PCHS students have bought over $1,300 worth of stamps during thirteen weeks, which averages about $100 per week.
Mardell Sarnes and Irma Jane Rau are
the main sellers with other helpers in the booth being chosen by Mr. Alvord. The girls have had many requests for defense bonds but only the post office is allowed to sell those. However, quite a few loyal citizens have filled their defense stamp books and traded them in for bonds. Bill Gasper has completely filled a book of 50c stamps and turned it in for a $100 bond.
The teachers have also been buying stamps in large numbers, but the largest single purchase was made by Bob Smith, who bought $50 worth.Page 5
TORCH OF KNOWLEDGE HIGHLIGHTS
NATIONAL HONOR INDUCTION
In 1925, when Mr. R. V. Lindsey was
princ'pal, a charter was presented to Pekin high school by the National Honor Society. Twelve pupils were honored with membership that year and since that time, 129 boys and 240 girls have been elected. This year Pekin Chapter Number 305 selected 25 girls and 9 boys. New members from the class of 1942 are: Marilyn Belville, Emma Bollegar, lla Mae Brown, Jane Bryan, Vernon Campbell, Walter Cannon, Mary Ellen Champion, Janice Cooper, Charlesa Cramer, Mary Galbraith, Allegro Gulon, Robert Herget, Elmore Kellor, Thomas Loomis, William Mattheesson, Mildred McClain, Jean Myer, Pauline Rinaldo, Shirley Robinson, Jean Rogers,
Dorothy Rohrs, Erlene Schappaugh, Robert Stallings, Rex Steinke, Margaret Betty Trainor, Betty Waechter, Lois Wainright, and Agnes Young.
Members of the 1943 class elected are Norma Cooper, La Verna Eschmeyer, Margaret Flynn, Carolyn Jurgens, Virgil Romans, and Mary Stowe.
Elected last year from the class of 1942 were Loraine Bailey, Bruce Brisendine, Robert Heckman, Adeline McDaniels, Kenneth Miller, Hazel Perkins, Mary Alice Ren-fer, Lois Splittgerber and Mary Ellen Thomas.
When the constitution was drawn up by the committee, scholarship seemed too narrow a recommendation, so the committee
fixed character, leadership, scholarship, and service as the fundamental virtues most useful to society. It is not the record of one year nor the opinion of one teacher that determines the election; but is the record from the first day to the day of the election.
The program of the formal initiation service in chapel on May 19 began with Kenneth Miller introducing Mary Ellen Thomas who talked on the history of the National Honor Society. Character, Service, Leadership, and Scholarship were evaluated by Mary Alice Renfer, Robert Heckman, Bruce Brisendine and Loraine Bailey. Principal A. G. Haussler presented the pins to the 34 newly elected members.
As we seniors pass through the halls of PCHS for the last time, I would like to say that we hove had the privilege of attending one of the finest schools in the finest country in the world. Let us always cherish that memory and in the future, do everything to preserve that school and that country.
To the entire student body and faculty.
I would like to offer my sincere thanks for the splendid support and cooperation given me during the past year.
This past year was not an ordinary one. It was the first year in which our country has been in the war. We have organized the Junior Red Cross which is doing much to aid the war effort. Everyone is bringing paper and many boys are building
model airplanes. We have had to make many sacrifices and we will have to make many more before the war is over, but in true PCHS spirit, we will "Keep 'em Flying."
Student Council PresidentPage 6
Did I ever tell you the one about?
Band, Girls' Club, "Montana," Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir.
Tiny, but she'd never go unnoticed in a crowd.
He played not to the grandstand.
Basketball, Football, Movie Operator, Sec'y Treas. of Soph. Class.
Never trouble trouble until trouble troubles you.
Pekinois Staff, Football, Movie Operator, Sec'y-Treas. of Soph. A class.
Hair of copper, heart of gold.
Pekinois Staff, Pres, of Jr. B class.
Student Council, G.A.A., Girls' Club,
Tennis, Hall Cadet, Usher, Girl Reserves.
"Anchors Aweigh, My Boys."
Grunt and groaner.
A helping hand she'd always lend.
Quill and Scroll, Debate, Pekinois Staff, Pres, of Sr. B clqss. Student Council, G.A.A., Girls' Cu tx French Club, National Honor Society $£c y-Treas. of Soph. B class. Editor of The Pekinois, Les Enfants, American,
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Legion Award, Girl Reserves, Variety Show '41, "Tish," Frosh-Soph.
Vogue's model enthroned in our midst.
G.A.A., Girls' Club, "Maritana,"
More sense in the head than in the
Pekinois Staff, Movie Operator.
Silence is true wisdom's best reply.
Subtle wit is a fine asset.
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A piano player she'll be and win his heart with melody.
Pekinois, Staff, Girls' Club, French Club, "Maritana," "The Firefly," A Capella Choir, Variety Show.
When she speaks, she says something.
Student Council, Girls' Club, Library Cadet, Girl Reserves.
Vim, vigor, and vitality enrich this personality.
How strong an influence works in well-placed words.
Forensic, Debate, Band, National Honor Society, Boys' Club, Talent Staff, Orchestra, Variety Show.
Nola Jean Brooking
A future ballerina of the Ballet Russe.
"Spring Dance," "Rhapsody in Black."
A miniature Elsa Maxwell—her parties, just right.
Pekinois Staff, Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves, A Capella Choir, "The Firefly," "Maritana," "Mikado," "H.M.S. Pinafore," Library Cadet, Variety Show.
A friend in need is a friend, indeed. Pekinois Staff, Hall Cadet, Lbrary Cadet, Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir.
Emma Mae Boi’egar
She ought to be a manicurist. She files.
Girls' Club, Library Cadet.
Iron man of baseball.
Thespian, Baseball Cap'ain '41, Hall Cadet, Talent Staff.
Principal character from the book "Freckles."
As modern as the B-19.
Thespian, G.A.A., Girls' Club, French Club, Cheerleader, Girl Reserves, Les Enfants.
Ila Mae Brown
There is no substitute for hard work. Student Council, Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves.
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He's A-1 In My Heart." Talent Staff.
"I'll Be Down to Get You in a Taxi, Honey."
Forensic, Debate, Student Council, Hall Cadet, Usher, Boys' Club.
Attractiveness and wisdom combined.
Debate, Pekinois Staff, Student Council, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves, Talent Staff.
Not too serious, not too gay, a jolly good fellow in his own good way. Quill and Scroll, Pekinois Staff, Boys' Club, Business Manager of the Pekinois, Talent Staff, Baseball.
When joy and duty clash, let duty go to smash.
Her slow smile sneaks up on you and catches you unawares.
A Cappella Choir, Girls' Club.
"On the Road to Mandalay."
Band, A Capella Choir, "Rhapsody in Black" '30, '40, "Maritana," Boys'
Club, Orchestra, Variety Show.
The business world's gain is Pekin High's loss.
Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Usher.
A quiet conscience makes one serene.
Pekinois Staff, Pres, of Sr. B class.
Student Council, Hall Cadet, Sec'y-Treas. of Jr. B class. Boys' Club,
Optimistic—she has a hope chest.
Girls' Club, French Club, A Capella Choir, Girl Reserves.
Mary Ellen Champion
Her motto is safety in numbers.
Thespian, Pekinois Staff, Student Council, G.A.A., "Skidding," Girls'
Club, French Club, Girl Reserves,
As glamorous as Hedy herself.
G.A.A., Girls' Club, Tennis, Hall Cadet, Library Cadet, Girl Reserves.
She is gentle, she is shy, but there's mischief in her eye.
Bond, Library Cadet, Girl Reserves,
'Tis true that she is much inclined to chit and chat with all mankind.
Band, Student Council, Girls' Club,
French Club, Girl Reserves, A Cap-pella Choir, Orchestra.
If silence were golden, she'd be 24 carat.
I know what I mean, and I say what I think.
Quill and Scroll, Pekinois Staff, Girls'
Club, Sec'y-Treas. of Fresh, and Sr. class, "The Firefly," Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir, Les Enfants, Variety Show.
Reticent, in an awfully friendly way.
G.A.A., Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir.
Determination marks a successful man.
Cheerful, Charming Char.
Student Council, G.A.A., Girls' Club,
Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir.
A man of loyalty rates high on everyone's "must-like list." Basketball Mgr. 1,2,3,4, Football Mgr. 2,3, Track Mgr. 2,3.
Little nymph with mischievous eye. Library Cadet.
Gentlemen prefer blondes.
Pekinois Staff, G.A.A., Girls' Club, Girl Reserves, Sec'y-Treas. of Sr. B class.
"The wise man will make more opportunities than he finds."
Band, Student Council, FFA, Boys' Club, Pres, of Fresh. A class.
Friends are all that matter. Track 1.SEN IOR EDITION
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Effervescent as a bubble bath. Pekinois Staff, G.A.A., Girls' Club, Girl Reserves.
Not lazy, just don't feel like working. Forensic, "The Firefly," A Cappella Choir.
Good judgment marks her undertakings.
Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves.
Rave on, mad world, I care not. Band, Pres. Soph. B, Movie Operator.
Rather young to be so serious. Debate, Movie Operator, Hall Cadet.
"I'm Always Thinking of You, Margie."
Pekinois Staff, Talent Staff.
Some may laugh, and some may talk, but I do both forever.
You are skilled in knowing what to say.
Forensic, Debate, Photography, A Cappella Choir, "Tish."
Happy-go-lucky the friendly way. Girls' Club, Library Cadet, Usher, Girl Reserves.
The tasks of every day she meets in a quiet way.
Band, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves.
The ideal of courtesy.
Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves.
A true pal if there ever was one. Pekinois Staff, Baseball.
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"Sheriff, getcher gun!"
Up from the meadows rich with corn. Hall Cadet, FFA.
Thy dark hair my heart enchains. Thespian, Band, Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves, Les Enfants, "Tish."
Silent among strangers, but when you get to know him—
Worry never worries her.
Pekinois Staff, G.A.A., Girls' Club, Girl Reserves.
Anything for the quiet life.
"Captain Applejack," Variety Show 42, Football, 1,2,3,4.
So fair she takes the breath of men away.
Pekinois Staff, Band, Girls' Club, French Club, Orchestra, Girl Reserves.
Virtue is her own reward.
Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Usher.
Oh, what food these morsels be! Quill and Scroll, Thespian, Pekinois Staff, "Spring Dance," Pres. Sr. A, Student Council, Boys' Club, Movie Operator.
"Mind is the partial side of man; the heart is everything."
Football Mgr., Basketball Mgr., Track Mgr., Boys' Club.
Never do today what can be done tomorrow.
Work before play—always.
G.A.A., Girls' Club, "The Firefly," "Maritana," "H. M. S. Pinafore," Usher, A Cappella Choir, Talent Staff.SENIOR EDITION
He toots a horn but not his own. Band.
Her hair is no more sunny than her heart.
G.A.A., Girls' Club, Girl Reserves.
Consideration for others makes her outstanding.
G.A.A., Hall Cadet.
Senior sheik seeking freshmen meek. Pres, of Soph. A class, Baske'.ball Mgr. 1, Football Mgr. 1, Baseball Mgr. 1, Vice-Pres. Jr. A class. Hall Cadet, Photography, Boys' Club.
Every artist is first an amateur. Forensic, Quill and Scroll, Debate, Pekinois Staff, Band, "Tish," Talent Staff, Les Enfants.
Band, Orchestra, Boys' Club, Pekinois Staff.
"Just Like the Girl That Married Dear Old Dad."
G.A.A., Girls' Club, Hall Cadet. Librory Cadet, Girl Reserves.
A good shoulder to cry on.
Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Usher.
Mirth prolongeth life.
Rhapsody in Black '38, Student Council, Football Mgr., Hall Cadet, Boys' Club.
She makes her own Boot Suit.
Girls' Club, Girl Reserves.
Handsome is as handsome does. Forensic, Debate, Band, National Honor Society, Vice-Pres. of Fresh. A class. Boys' Club.
A man of deeds, not words.
Student Council Pres., Boys' Club, Football 3,4, Basketball 3,4, Student Council, American Legion Award, Movie Operator, Pres, of Jr. B class.Page 13
Strumming his soft guitar.
Rhapsody in Black '39, Movie Operator, A Cappella Choir, "Mikado," "Maritana."
Spring is sprung, the grass is riz. I wonder where the wheat crop is? Hall Cadet, FFA.
She knows all the answers.
Band, G.A.A., Girls' Club, Girl Reserves.
She keeps 'em guessing.
Hall Cadet, Girls' Club, Orchestra, Variety Show '41, Girl Reserves.
Her blue eyes sought the west afar, for lovers love the western star. Pokinois Staff, "Maritana," "The Firefly," Girls' Club, A Cappella Choir.
Industrious soul—she'll reach her goal.
Girls' Club, Girl Reserves.
Resolved: Do a maximum of work with a minimum of effort.
"Spring Dance," Variety Show '42, Hall Cadet, Boys' Club.
With a trombone he'll slide his way to the top.
Thespian, Band, Pres, of Soph. Class, Wrestling, Orchestra, Variety Show, '42, Hall Cadet, Boys' Club.
Mary Ho watt
Sophistication with a feather bob. Pekinois Staff, G.A.A., Student Council, Girls' Club, Talent Staff, Sec'y-Treas. of Jr. A class. Library Cadet.
"Shirley" he hath curly hair.
A Cappella Choir.
If I do it—
Student Council, Usher.
Nellie Ann Janssen
She's just plain nice.
Band, Orchestra, "The Firefly," Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir.
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Strong arm and a steady mind.
Bette Ann Jones
One of the Jones girls.
G.A.A., Girls' Club, Girl Reserves.
A faithful friend is hard to find.
Girl Reserves, Yarncraft.
Photography was his meat day and night.
Band, Movie Operator, Photography.
She takes orders from a dictaphone. Band, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir.
Venus de Milo with arms.
Girls' Club, French Club, Pekinois Staff, Band, "H. M. S. Pinafore," "The Firefly," Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir.
"The Man Who Comes to Our House Plays the Saxophone."
Band, A Cappella Choir, Cheerleader.
"Why worry about a tin shortage? I'll never need a curling iron."
Most likely to succeed.
Girl Reserves, Hall Cadet.
Reticent Romeo Robert.
"If fame is only to come after death, I am in no hurry for it."
In football he puts an "end" to all things.
Student Council, Vice-Pres. of Sr. A class. Football, Hall Cadet, Boys' Club.
Her book reviews are par excellence. Quill and Scroll, Pekinois Staff, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves.
Over the bounding waves (of his hair).
Band, French Club, Orchestra.
Good things come in small packages. G.A.A., Girls' Club, Vice-Pres. of Jr. A class, Sec'y-Treas. of Jr. B class. Library Cadet, Girl Reserves, Talent Staff.
'Tis the song he sings and the smile he wears that's making the sun-sh:ne everywhere.
Thespan, Band, "The Tavern," "Spr.ng Dance," Rhapsody in Black, "H. M. S. Pinafore," "Montana," "The Firefly," A Cappelia Choir,
Witness that a fiery temper does not always accompany red hair.
Hail Cadet, Girl Reserves.
La Verne Lichtenberger
Dependability at its highest.
Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves.
"The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."
When a new book comes out, he reads an old one.
B!es ed are the innocent. They have a lot to learn.
Pekinois Staff, Band.
As trustworthy as a government bond.
A Cappalla Choir, "The Firefly."
Yes, suh, the South did win the Civil War.
Student Council, Girls' Club, Hall Cadet.
Flash! Just got a scoop.
Forens’c, Debate, Pekinois Staff, Sec'y-Treas. of Soph, class. Boys' Club.
"Five Feet Two, Eyes of Blue."
Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Usher, Girt Reserves.
Accomplishes tasks with breezy efficiency.
Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves, Usher.
A prototype of the Brooklyn Bum. Band.
Winsome, winning ways.
Pekinois Staff, Pres, of Jr. B class. Student Council, Vice-Pres. of Sr. R class, Hall Cadet, Les Enfants, Band, Girls' Club, French Club, Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir.
Massa's in de cold, cold world now. Football .
Tactfullness is one of the most sublime things in the world.
Girls' Club, Girl Reserves, Hall Cadet.
An electrically-minded fellow. Movie Operator.
White version of Stepanfetchit.
Who slipped the "Micky" in the treasury bowl?
Pres, of Fresh. B class. Student Council, G.A.A., Girls' Club, Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir.
She's loads of fun.
Girls' Club, Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir, "Montana," "The Firefly."
You can't keep a good man down. Student Council, G.A.A., Girls' Club, National Honor Society, Girl Reserves.
As blustery as a March wind.
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Ho's got a cor—with tire , too.
Punctual, sedate, never late.
Band, National Honor Society, Orchestra, Movie Operator, Talent Staff.
He patched up everyone's troubles with a First Aid kit.
Band, Movie Operator, A Cappella
Fred rick Morris
No. I jester in any court.
With her behind the wheel, and the car full of people, who can tell what
G.A.A., Girls' Club, Girl Reserves,
A Cappella Choir.
Tish, Tish, she's versatile!
Quill and Scroll, Thespian, Debate,
Pekinois Staff, "The Tavern ' "Spring Dance," "The Firefly," Student Council, Cheerleader, A Cappella Choir, Rhapsody in Black, Variety Show, Les Enfants, "Tish."
As a chorus girl, he had them waiting at the door.
Football, 1,2,3,4, Variety Show '42.
He is able who thinks he is able. Band, Orchestra.
Senior Faculty Advisers
Mr. Stephen B. Thomas, Chairman Mr. George Sparks Mr. Harry Langley Miss Maurine Kemp
"The greatest truths are the simplest; and so are the greatest men."
"There are two kinds of politeness; one says, 'See how polite I am'; the other, 'I would make you happy " Girl Reserves, Talent Staff.
Mary Louise Oberle
She was only a printer's daughter, but she could surely "type."
Girls' Club, Usher.SENIOR EDITION
Greater men than I have lived, but I doubt it.
Thespian, "The Tavern," "Spring Dance," "Skidding," "Maritana,"
"The Firefly," A Cappella Choir,
Variety Show '41, '42. "Tish."
"Method and dispatch govern the world."
Football, Hall Cadet, "The Firefly,"
A Cappella Choir.
More beautiful than her hair is the unseen halo about her head.
Band, Girls' Club, "The Firefly," Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir, Talent Staff.
Mary Ann Parsons
She was never condescending.
Forensic, Pekinois Staff, Band, Orchestra, Girls' Club.
Madam Perkins never forgets something done for her.
Band, Student Council, Girls' Club,
National Honor Society, Orchestra,
Talent Staff, Library Cadet.
Because she is kind to little things, she shall have the things which make one happy.
Student Council, Girls' Club, Hall Cadet.
Not influenced by praise.
Football 3,4, Basketball 3,4, Boys' Club.
Her head was never held high, for her eyes met yours and spoke. Frosh-Soph Chorus, Girls' Club, Hall Cadet.
Her supreme delight is in building castles in the air.
G.A.A., Girls' Club, Girl Reserves.
Every hair in its place, every fingernail manicured and well-kept.
"See Your Ford Dealer, the Price Is
Even the mighty admire the humble.
Band, Girls' Club, "Maritana," "The Firefly," A Cappella Choir, Variety Show '42.
She's not available. Available. Pekinois Staff, Girl Reserves, A Cap-pella Choir.
Experience is the best teacher.
She puts a personal sparkle into even the oldest dance routines. Thespian, "Spring Dance," Rhapsody in Black '39, '40, Variety Show '41, '42, Sec'y-Treas. of Fresh. B and Sr. A classes, "The Firefly," Cheerleader, Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir, "Tish."
Better late than never.
Band, Football, Wrestling, Hall Cadet.
Art is more god-like than science. Student Council, Girl Reserves.
Edna Mae Rakestraw
New York fashion models look no better in their clothes than does she. Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves.
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Mary Ann Randalls
Petite, Pretty, with a Pepsodent smile.
Library Cadet, Girl Reserves.
An earnest boy with high ideals.
Photography, Movie Operator.
The wise carry their knowledge, not for display, but for their own use.
Band, Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves, Yarncraft.
Mary Alice Renfer
"The Smiles That Fill Our Hearts With Sunshine."
Quill and Scroll, Thespian, Pekinois Staff, Pres, of Jr. B class, "Spring Dance," "Skidding," Student Council,
G.A.A. Pres., Girls' Club Pres., National Honor Society, Frosh-Soph.
Chorus, "Maritana," "The Firefly,"
Girl Reserves, Talent Staff, A Cappella Choir, DAR Award, Variety Show '41, '42, Rhapsody in Black '40, "Tish."
Like the bee, she makes her work her play.
Thespian, "The Tavern," Girls' Club,
"Imagination rules the world."
Band, Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves.
"I must go on a diet"—but she never did.
Girls' Club, Girl Reserves, Hall Cadet.
"All God's Chillun Got Rhythm."
Thespian, Pekinois Staff "Stage Door," G.A.A., Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves, Les Enfants.
"A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody."
Band, Student Council, Vice-Pres.
Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves, Les Enfants, Varieties '41,
String Ensemble, Concert Orchestra.
Her kind heart is a fountain of gladness to those who meet her.
Band, Orchestra, Girl Reserves.
She could fiddle all the bugs off a sweet potato vine.
Thespian, Pekinois staff, student Council, Girls' Club, Hall Cadet,
Talent Staff, Les Enfants, Pres, of Sr. A class, "Tish," "Spring Dance.'"
"Did You Ever See a Dream Walking?"
Student Council, Girls' Club, French Club, "Maritana," Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir.
"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise man grows it under his feet."
"The Firefly," FFA, A Cappella Choir, Frosh-Soph. Chorus.
Tall and slim, full of vim.
Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves.
Oily to bed, oily to rise
Is the fate of a man when a Ford
Forensic, Band, Student Council,
Movie Operator, "H. M. S. Pinafore,"
"Maritana," "The Firefly," Boys'
Club, Jazz Orchestra, Concert Or-ches:ra. Rhapsody in Black, '39, '40,
Variety Show '41, '42.
She pardons others often, herself never.
Hall Cadet, Library Cadet, Usher.
An athlete loves the open road.
"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet."
Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Usher, Girl Reserves.
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Senior Faculty Advisers
Mr. Harold Hall Miss Grace Foster Mr. George Stewart Mr. Theodo e Nelson
"They are never alone who are accompanied by noble thoughts."
Hall Cadet, FFA.
"It is the wise head that makes the still tongue."
Never vain, though she has a right to be.
"Where judgment has wit to express it, there is the best orator."
Band, Photography, Hobby Club.
She even looks like that symbol of freedom, the Statue of Liberty. Band, Girls' Club, Yarncraft.
"Wow! What a serve. Lefty!" Tennis.
His hair was curly, manner burly.
When it comes to tennis and the
ladies, his technique is perfect. •
Thespian, "Spring Dance," Tennis,
Hall Cadet, Les Enfants.
We never could figure out why people call him "Bill."
Student Council, Movie Operator.
Her voice was ever soft and low.
Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir.
When there's a job to be done, she'll do it.
Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir.
The tasks of every day, she meets in a quiet way.
Band, Girls' Club, Concert Orchestra, Hall Cadet, Library Cadet, Gist Reserves.
Mary Ann Sidell
"Promptness is the soul of business."’ Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves, Yarncraft.
"Angel of Mercy."
Thespian, "Kind Lady," "Stag Door," "Spring Dance," Student Council, Girls' Club, "Maritana," A. Cappella Choir, Les Enfants.
"I'll get there. If not today, there tomorrow."
How girls envy her deep dimples! Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves-
Mary Evelyn Smith
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"I envy no man that knows more than myself, but pity them that know less."
J. C. Snedden
Slow but sure in his long stride.
Has he a secret formula for happiness?
Track, Boys' Club Pres., Pres, of Soph. B Class, Treas. of Fresh. B class. Pres. A Class, Student Council, French Club, Hall Cadet.
"In conversation, humor is more than wit, and easiness more than knowledge."
Her ivory hands on the ivory key strayed in a fitful fantasy.
Frosh-Soph. Chorus, Band, Student Council, G.A.A., Girls' Club, National Honor Society, Hall Cadet,
"H. M. S. Pinafore," "Maritana," Rhapsody in Black '40, Variety Show '41, Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir.
There is manhood in his look.
Band, Pres, of Fresh. B and A Class, Student Council, Baseball, Jazz Orchestra, Variety Show, '41, '42, Boys'
Club Pres. '41, Les Enfants.
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A cheery smile makes life worthwhile.
Girls' Club, "Maritana," "The Firefly," Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir.
Wit is the soul of conversation. Track, Hall Cadet.
"The unspoken word never does harm."
Pres. Soph. B Class.
A fluted giggle suited her tiny voice. Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves.
I never think of the future—it comes soon enough.
As much at ease on roller skates as on his fee. .
"The Firefly," Variety Show '42, A Cappella Choir.
The more you know, the more you forget.
Hall Cadet, Stagecraft.
Mary Ellen Thomas
She's as sweet as sugar, which is plenty scarce nowadays.
Quill and Scroll, Thespian, Pekinois Staff, Pres. Soph. A Class "Skidding," "Spring Dance," Student Council, G.A.A., Girls' Club, National Honor Society, Sec'y-Treas. of Sr. A class, "Maritana," Girl Reserves, A Cap-nella Choir, Talent Editor, Les En-fants, Frosh, Soph. Chorus, Talent Staff, "Tish."
God giveth speech to many, song to the few.
Pekinois Staff, Variety Show '41, '42, Rhapsody in Black '39, Hall Cadet, "Mikado," "H. M. S. Pinafore," "The Firefly," A Cappella Choir.
Norma Jean Tinney
The tall girl is lucky—she can look down on others.
"The best and noblest lives are those which are set toward high ideals."
"Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
Girls' Club, A Cappella Choir, Talent Staff.SENIOR EDITION Page 24
What a fascinating thing is a turned-up nose with freckles adorning it!
Band, Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves.
Four-letter man, or more.
Vice Pres, of Soph. B class. Basketball, Football, Track.
"A good face is a letter of recommendation."
Betty Jane Van Horn
She has a ring on her finger. "Maritana," "The Firefly," Girl Reserves.
"Logic is the art of convincing us of some truth."
"All musical people seem to be happy."
Pekinois Staff, "Stage Door," Girls' Club, Variety Show '42, Hall Cadet, "H. M. S. Pinafore," "Maritana," "The Firefly," Girl Reserves, A Cap-pella Choir.
Her deep, throaty voice spell-binds listeners.
Thespian, Pekinois Staff, "The Tavern," Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, "The Firefly," A Cappella Choir.
"Tact comes as much from goodness of heart as from fineness of taste." Library Cadet.
"Those dark eyes, so dark and deep."
Band, Student Council, Girls' Club, Library Cadet, Girl Reserves.
"The truly sublime is always easy, and always natural."
Talented in many things, including rope-twirling.
Student Council, Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves.
A judge of matters of taste.
G.A.A., Girls' Club, "The Firefly," "Maritana," Girl Reserves, A Cap-oella Choir.
A quiet simplicity becomes her.
Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves.
Her sincerity makes her a true pal. G.A.A., Girls' Club, Girl Reserves, Hall Cadet, Talent Staff.
"Originality is simply a pair of fresh eyes."
Quiet as a churchmouse, busy as c bee.
Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves.
Never a care in the world.
"As thou wilt; what thou wilt; when thou wilt."
Hall Cadet, Library Cadet, Girl Reserves.
Her nature is so far from doing wrong, that she suspects none.
"lithee. I've lotht my teeth."
A Cappella Choir, Variety Show '42,
"Wisely and slow—they stumble that run fast."
Hall Cadet, Boys' Club.
"A blush is beautiful but often inconvenient."
A Cappella Choir, "H. M. S. Pinafore," "Maritana."
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Peaches and cream complexion. G.A.A., Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves.
"Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power."
"Self-inspection, the best cure for self-esteem."
"I cannot say one thing and mean another."
Band, Usher, Stagecraft.
"There is no index of character so sure as the voice."
Bubbling over with vivacity.
Pekinois Staff, Girls' Club, Library Cadet, Girl Reserves.
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"She who is firm and resolute in will moulds the world to herself." Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves.
Red hair and a ready smile.
Pekinois Staff, Band, Movie Operator, Hall Cadet.
"When she is good, she is very, very good.
And when she is bad, she is still very nice."
G.A.A., Girl Reserves.
It's nice to be natural when you're naturally nice.
Student Council, Girls Club, Library Cadet, Talent Staff.
"Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them."
Hall Cadet, "The Firefly," A Cappella Choir.
People like her because she genuinely likes peoole.
"The Firefly," "H. M. S. Pinafore," Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir.AND THE BAND PLAYED
Early in the season, the marching PCHS band, directed by Mr. LaVon Coolman, gave the pageant "Uncle Sam in Review," at the football game. This pageant was something new to the Pekin fans. It presented the building of America. Also, during the football season, many novelty formations were made by the band, always ending with the traditional PCHS formation and the playing of the school song.
Then came the basketball season, with the band always on hand to add to the usual pep and spirit. The majorettes were also there to add their talents at the halves of the games.
With spring in the air, the concert season began. The concert band has played for many affairs. They did not, however, enter the annual band contests always held during the first of the year.
There were many individual members entering the solo and ensemble contest.
The first contest, which was the District Contest, was held in Galesburg, February 21. The ensembles participating in this contest and promoted to the Sectional Contest on April 11 at Roosevelt Junior High in Peoria were: Bruce Brisendine, bass solo; James Moses, bass solo; Avis Busby, bassoon; John Sommer, trombone solo; Lois Splittgerber, twirler; Jim Richards, twirler; Kenneth Miller, twirler; and Marguerite Hinds, twirler. The ensembles are: trombone quartet, John
Sommer, Ted Smith, John Houston, and Jim Bush; brass quartet, Harold Yocum, Edward Gallagher, Ruth Lohnes, and Caroll DeFrates; brass sextet, Arthur Mc-Schooler, Gerald Oltman, Bruce Brisendine, Ted Johnson, Bob Gumble, and Bill Hallstein; clarinet quartet. Bob Stallings, Dick Brown, Norma Cooper, and Jim Bruce.
The Sectional Contest gave those receiving first division honors an opportunity to go to the Regional Contest held May 16 at La Salle. Those receiving first division and recommended for the Regional were: Avis Busby, bassoon solo; Bruce Brisendine, bass solo. The ensembles included: brass quartet, Harold
Yocum, Edward Gallagher, Ruth Lohnes, and Carroll DeFrates; brass sextet Arthur McSchoolcr, Gerald Oltman, Bruce Brisendine, Ted Johnson, Bob Gumble, and Bill Hallstein; trombone quartet, John Houston, Ted Johnson, Jim Bush, and John Sommer.
The 1942 members are:
Flutes: James Richards, LaVerna Esch-meyer, and Lilah Vogelsang.
Oboe: Ted Smith.
Bassoons: Nellie Ann Janssen, Margaret Flynn, and Billie Gent.
Bass Clarinets: Billie Jean Allen, and James Bruce.
Alto Saxophones: Irma Rau, Eva Mae
Guerney, and Dorthylne Pinchon.
Tenor Saxophones: DeLoss Mylott, John Bolam, and Albert Heiser.
B Flat Clarinets: Robert Stallings, Ruby Conrad, Marilyn Clarke, Betty Andrae, Lois Gehr'g, Norma Cooper, Richard Brown, Mary Stowo, Virgil Romans, Thelma Hild, Wilma Fornoff, Lorene Maxwell, R’chard Jefferson, William Waldmier, Merle Gerdes, Betty Look, Marca Hinds, Marilyn H'nds, Charlene Clark, Marilyn Albrecht, Ellen Geer, llene Palmer, Ray Bennott, Elcnora Cappi, Marjorie Reed, Mary Lou Andrews, and Helen Noreuil.
Cornets: R'chard Seelye, Harold Yocum, Arthur McSchooler, Hazel Perkins, Wili am Hill, Ada Hild, Edward Gallagher, Gerald Oltman, Harvey French, Robert Gerzetich, Leslie Kepncr, Aleen Woodmancy, Marjorie Lalhan, Carroll DeFrates, and Dean Sargent.
Horns: William Hallstein, Vernon Lewis, Betty Alfs, Joan Kern, Maxene Hobson, and Ted Rag'as.
Baritones: Robert Gumble, Ruth Lohnes, end Paul Moorchouse.
Trombones: John Houston, James Bush, John Sommer, Ted Johnson, Wilma Ambrose, and Robert Meyers.
Basses: Bruce Brisendine, Jim Moses,
Clyde Phillips, and Delbert Kirk.
Percussion: George Doren, Randall Dobbins, Dean Preston, Kenenth Rau, and Kenneth Bailey.Page 27
Singing before a large crowd, the A Cappella Choir, under the direction of Mr. Harry Langley, presented a spring vesper on Sunday, March 8. Light numbers and also difficult ones were included in this program.
The choir sang "Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled" and "O' Peaceful Night." Also they sang two negro spirituals, "Ezekial Saw De Wheel" and "Wade In The Water." The choir sang one extremely difficult number which is sung entirely in Latin, "Emitte Spiritum Tuum." The services ended by singing the patriotic "America, My Own."
The operetta, "The Firefly," was presented the first semester of the year by the music department. They received great praise and applause for the fine performance.
"The Firefly" is a story of a street urchin, Tony portrayed by Bette Neff, who acts as cabin boy aboard the Van Dare's yacht which is bound for Bermuda. It is here that she falls in love with Jack Travers, played by Clare Leiby.
Other characters excellently portrayed in the operetta were: Charles Timm who p'ayed the part of John Thurston and Jean Myer who played the part of Geraldine Van Dare.
A Scene from "The Christmas Apple"SENIOR EDITION
STUDENTS AND COUNCIL COOPERATE
TO MARK SUCCESSFUL YEAR
Under the leadership of president Bob Herget, the student council this year has had an added purpose for functioning at PCHS. Besides its regular activities, such as the Lost and Found, Book Exchange, Lyceum programs, and sponsoring The Pekinois, the student council has met the change in foreign relations by entering whole-heartedly into helping win this war.
The formation of the Junior Red Cross committee and the one hundred per cent enrollment of PCHS students in the Junior Red Cross was probably the biggest effort of the council. So far the Junior Red Cross committee has already sponsored the knitting of afghans, collecting of magazines, awarding gold star pins, and the purchasing of a service flag for the school. The paper committee has diligently planned campaigns and contests to make the collection of paper for national defense more interesting. The money from the paper drive aided PCHS boys and girls and als othe Pekin hospital. Even all the council's regular duties have in a minor way contributed to the war effort, for through work on the council, PCHS is being educated for the democratic way of government.
Also, during the past year, Pekin high was represented by an article on the Community Sing in a national magazine. This article was prepared and submitted by a student council committee.
However great the job, the student council believes that its social events shall
strike a balance between "all work and no play." In the fall many students were delegates to the district convention held in Galesburg, while this spring the state convention in Chicago was attended by nine PCHS members. The faculty party, where students and teachers meet for a common purpose, fun, is a council social event every fall. Spring means picnics to all organizations, including the council.
Cooperating wtih the president this year were the officers: vice-president, Mary Ellen Thomas; secretary, Vera Green; and treasurer, Toula Ragias, as well as the rest of the council, the whole of the student body and faculty members. Miss Edith Gramlich, Mr. Mason Grigsby and Principal A. G. Haussler are the advisers who make the council "a bigger and better" democratic organization
READY FOR THE FUTURE.
Girls' Club members are now looking back on a very successful year in which many new projects were successfully initiated.
The main governing body of the club is the cabinet, composed of five girls representing the president and the four classes. Jean Rogers was the senior member; Mary Pauline Barthel, junior member; LeVonne Hainline, sophomore member; and Maxine Arnett, freshman member. The council consisted of the cabinet plus Margaret Lutz, Norma Rockwell, Lorene Maxwell, Harriet Brosmer, Nita Mae Allison, Merla Hundt, Phyllis Bonk, Wanda Six, Margaret Ann Friedrich, Jean King, Ella Mae Williamson, and llene Ozella.
For their Christmas project this year the girls continued with the Alaskan project of the year before. They sent two large mirrors and two pairs of ice skates to the young children of St. Mark's Mission, Menana, Alaska. Christmas cards were also collected by the girls, and they will be used in connection with the project for next year.
Coming in for their share of glory are the programs, ably prepared by the members of the council. Many original ideas came forth, with the clever skit dealing with manners and presented by Dorothy Rohrs, Ella Mae Williamson, Frances Lam-pitt, Mary Ellen Thomas, and Jean Rogers being one of the best. Again the Unland sings rated high, as did the Boys'-Girls' Club quiz program. The Easter fashion show, announced this year by Nita Mae Allison, had for its background the nation's capital with a bevy of PCHS beauties modeling the latest fashions.
G.C. COUNCIL REPRESENTS
SCHOOL'S LARGEST CLUB
S E N I O R EDITION_
ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE
''Captain Applejack," by Walter Hackett, was the mystery-comedy produced with a double cast by the junior class this year. The play, under the direction of Mr. George Sparks, centered around a meek, middle-aged bachelor seeking romance and adventure. Captain Applejack, the bachelor, was portrayed by Eugene Alesandrini.
He found adventure and romance, too, when Anne Valeska, Russian dancer, played by Norma Rockwell and Louise Coryell, interrupted the tranquil quiet of the Applejohn home with her story that she was escaping from the Nazi spy, Ivan Borolsky, enacted by Clyde Parrish. Actually, she was the famous crook, "Big-eyed Gladys," who was using that story to gain entrance into the Applejohn home to search for hidden treasure, and Borolsky was her accomplice in the case. Denentt, Ronald Champion, appearing as a policeman, was the third party in this crooked business.
Ambrose's ward. Poppy Fairefi dramatized by Donna Jean Snyder and Vera Pearl Green, was a young woman of about 25, who secretly loved Ambrose and resented Anna's appearance at the house. She suspected Anna from the beginning and was constantly by her guardian's side, fighting for his affection against the subtle flirting of Anna.
Another criminal pair were the Pen-gards, who came to the house under the pretense that their car had broken down and that they had to wait for the chauffeur to get it fixed. They, too, had heard about the hidden treasure and were out to get it. Mrs. Pengard, portrayed by
Margaret Flynn and Jean King, was an amusing character who flattered Ambrose into thinking they were interested in buying his home.
Mr. Pengard, Don O'Keefe, pretended to be an oriental seer, Zoroaster, whose mysterious attitude baffled Ambrose.
Members of the Applejohn household were Lush, Marvin Jenkins, who had been with the family for years, and showed it in his stiff posture and gray hair, and Aunt Agatha, haughty, old-fashioned lady of the house, who couldn't understand the unusual goings-on about the house. This role was enacted by Ella Mae Williamson and Helen Hayes.
Johnny Jason, played by J:m R:chards,
had persuaded Ambrose to sell his home and start out in the world to look for adventure and romance.
The second act was Applejohn's dream when he fell asleep while awaiting developments in the expected robbery of his home. The respectable Applejohn changed character to a bold pirate captain. Mr. Pengard became a slinking Chinese sailor, and Borolsky was leading the crew on to mutiny. The scene also involved Anna, as a captured beauty, and Poppy, as the cabin boy.
The play took place in an old home on the coast of Cornwall in England with all the action happening within a few hours on a rainy, winter night.SENIOR EDITION
Successful dramatic productions seem to be traditional in PCHS and Mr. George Spark's first directing at PCHS of the presentation, "Skidding," was no exception. This sparkling comedy concerned a typical mid-western family with troubles typical of the neighbors next door. Humorous dialogue kept the scenes moving, and calm sincerity assured it a success from the first moment of rehearsal. The ten players who portrayed this true-to-life family were: Aunt Milly, Mary Alice Renfer; Andy Hardy, Vernon Lewis; Mrs. Hardy, Mary Galbraith; Judge Hardy, John Houston; Estelle Campbell, Mary Ellen Champion; Marion Hardy, Mary Ellen Thomas; Wayne Trenton, James Richards; Myra Wilcox, Vera Pearl Green; Mr. Stubbins, Al O'Hara; and Grandpa Hardy, Harry Williams.
The Hardy family consisted of Judge and Mrs. Hardy, Andy, Marion, Grandpa, and the two married daughters, Myra and Estelle. One of the scenes filled with comedy was when the two married girls came running "home to mother." Mother Hardy, already shattered by her problems at home, retaliates by taking a leave of absence to visit her mother. The play ended with everyone happy, for Aunt Millie went out to "do the town," Judge and Mother Hardy began anew, the mar-
ried daughters returned to their homes, Andy was working his way up in the real estate business, Mr. Stubbins saw his candidate, Judge Hardy, reelected, Marion gave up her political career for Wayne, and Grandpa was happy with just his memories of the colorful past.
Two outstanding acts in the Variety Show were the "Human" Caliope, upper photo, and a girl's trio, which sang the popular number, "For All We Know." Boys, in comic outfits, blowing into bottles ore, left to right, Jim Richards, Jim Moses, Jim Bruce, and Bruce Brisendine. Harriett Martens, Lois Kerrlck, and Jean Myer are the vocalists.
After scoring hits with "Skidding" and "Captain Applejack," Mr. George Sparks once more selected a clever yarn this time named "Tish," and came forth with an unforgettable piece of entertainment. May 7 and 8 audiences literally rolled in the aisles each time the two old maids in the drama, Lizzie (Mary Alice Renfer) and Aggie (Helen Walter), waddled onto the stage. The responsive theatre-goers applauded Jean Myer's portrait of the indomitable "Tish," while Jack Hackler and Dorothy Rohrs, in the persons of Charlie Sands and Ellen, flitted through the story to supply the needed romantic entanglement.
The arrival of Denby Grimes (Al O'Hara) supposedly a Hollywood motion picture director, and Dorice Gaylord, (Loralne Bailey) the star for his new picture, added to the mystery which Tish, in her usual methodical manner, solved. Lem Pike (Paul Fogliano) was the rough-and-ready, al-ways-get-my-man westerner who went after bandits with the thought of reward money foremost in his mind.
Mary Ellen Thomas as the unhappy novelist, Bettina Trent, scorned the attentions of Clare Leiby as Weslie Andrews until their compromise in the last scene where the young couple "patched up all their difficulties." Callie Hopkins (Jean Powers) was the young girl of sixteen who was treated more as if she were six years old by her money-mad father, Luther (Warren Ferguson). Luther's villainy was also uncovered by Tish, causing the disgruntled man to flee the United States and "never return."
Navajo blankets tacked onto the walls of the brilliant red-speckled scenery lent a realistic western atmosphere. The setting, a combination hotel lobby and lunch room, was the site for the action of the entire drama.
'Thank Heaven for the Spinster Mind'
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The National Thespian Dramatic Honor Society, Troupe Number 147, of PCHS, includes students who have had a major role in a play or three minor roles, which is equivalent to eighty speeches.
New members are initiated by old members in a formal ceremony. The history of the order is presented from the stage and then the new members accept the pledge of the National Thespian organization. Climaxing each initiation service is the signing of the new members' names on the scroll with a pointed quill. This scroll contains the names of PCHS Thespians of many years ago.
The new members this year all appeared in the all-school play, "Skidding," and the junior class play, "Captain Applejack." The Thespians' latest accomplishment was the sponsoring of the senior class play, "Tish".
Social events have been successful. The Thespians held a picnic at Mineral Springs Park on April 27. Mr. George Sparks, adviser for the group, is director of all major dramatic productions at PCHS. Officers for the group are elected each semester. Clare Leiby preceded Harry Williams as president of Thespians for 1941-42.
YOUTH MAKES MERRY
VARIETY SHOW OF '42SEN I O R EDITION
ELEANOR McCOY, LEADER Girl Reserve Clubs
STAFF SELECTS AND PUBLISHES
MAGAZINE OF ORIGINAL WRITINGS
Under the supervision of Miss Eleanor McCoy, director of activities, the PCHS Girl Reserves have completed another successful year with the usual round of parties, banquets, and hikes.
DEBATERS GO TO STATE
The debate team, coached by Mr. Theodore Nelson, won first place in the district tournament at Macomb, and went to Champaign to the state finals. Members of this team were Nita Mao Allison, Jo Ann Heckman, Bob Heckman, and Harvey Anderson. Other members of the squad
were Rosemary Rahn, Carolyn Jurgens, Ted Johnson, and Elaine Kepner.
Bob Heckman and Carolyn Jurgens also
entered into individual competition, and both went to state, Carolyn in original oration and Bob in extemporaneous speaking.
The faculty members who have helped the Girl Reserves this year are Miss Gladys Brainard, post-graduate adviser; Miss Eleanor McCoy, adviser for the senior B and A group; Miss Florence Munson, sophomore B, sophomore A, and junior B leader; Mrs. Grace Jones, junior A adviser; Miss Maurine Kemp, adviser for the freshman A group; ond Miss Francis Howard, freshman B leader.
The Gypsy Patteran, The Kiddy Christmas Party, The Girl Reserve Conference at Peoria, The Annual Mother and Daughter Banquet, and the doughnut sale are just a few of the outstanding Girl Reserve events of the year.Page 33
Boys' Club Membership Increases
"On to a bigger and better Boys' Club" would be a good slogan for the Boys' C!ub( but they couldn't be doing much more than they are doing now for the school. The attendance in the Boys' Club is increasing every year as more boys realize what a fine club it is to be in and strive to gain admittance. The Boys' Club is busy the entire year doing things for the school, and one of their most popular projects is the Christmas tree they decorate and put on top of the school by the boys' entrance each year around Christmas vacation. Money for these worthy projects is made by selling candy and refreshments at the football and basketball games and at other school functions. To be eligible for the Boys' Club, you must be a sophomore and have a record for leadership and service in all your classes. Meetings are usually held twice a month, and the boys have to be there at a bright and early 7:45 in the morning. Once a year, the club takes a trip with the money they have left over in the treasury after assisting in a various number of expenditures. Mr. Mason Grigsby is the faculty adviser for the club and usually finds time to attend their meetings. The Boys' Club actually began when Mr. Snyder was the dean of boys, and it has been going strong ever since. May they continue their great work.
A club which has grown with its interest in radio and movies is the Movie Operators Club, advised by Mr. V. C. Dollahon.
Among the many activities of the club during the past year have been installing a new constitution for the club, sponsoring movies to raise funds for new shades in the auditorium, paper drives with Boys' Club and Hot Stove League, and movies for the benefit of Air Raid Wardens.
The officers of the club are President, Jim Blume, Vice President, Fred Heselden, and Secretary, Kenneth Miller.
The members of the club ore Jim Smith, Herman Oltman, Kenneth Miller, James Bruce, Louis Sevier, Clifford Heiser, Leland Hoover, Paul Miener, Charles Kumpf, Richard Rapp, William Wattheessen, Robert Goring, Howard Hainline, Louis Clarkston, Rufus Skaggs, Jack Rogers, Robert Preston, Jack Pinkston, James Meisinger, Marvin Jenkins, Richard Jost, Virgil Elliott, Leslie Jones, Bill Young, Harvey Anderson, Russel Woodmancy, Kenneth Meyer, Sher-ril Maurer, Jim Blume, Dick Brown, Richard McLaughlin, Carl A. Johnson, Fred Heselden and Nyle Claflin.
FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA HELP IN DEFENSE
Under the supervision of Mr. William Dowell, another highly successful year of farm study has been accomplished by the agriculture department. During the past two semesters, numerous field trips were made to farming areas in or near Tazewell County. The planting of crops, soil erosion, and other farm problems were
studied by the group on these journeys. The future farmers were also privileged to hear guest speakers, who discussed the outlook in farming and talked about problems. Another highlight was the germination tests on soy beans and other products.
Mr. Dowell and students also found time to help out in the National Defense all-out
problem by collecting scrap metal and old paper. In all, about two tons of metal were gathered, and over 1,000 lbs. of paper. On June 5, students from farms near Pekin will be guests of the department and will help the group celebrate the close of another campaign.SENIOR EDITION
A TOUCHDOWN SURE THIS TIME
The 1941 football season, while not as successful in games won and lost as the Big Twelve championship team of 1940, nevertheless, turned out very well. In the "win" column the team was successful in gaining victories over Bloomington, Canton, Manual, Streator, and Decatur. Losses were chalked up with Rock Falls, Lincoln, Central, and Jacksonville, Florida. Thus the team ended with five wins and four loses and finished in the upper division of the Big Twelve Conference, with three wins and two losses.
Outstanding performers in the backfield were Bob Trumpy, fullback; Johnny Rebuf-foni and Adolph Andreoni, halfbacks; and Ned Hough at quarterback. In the line Bob Herget was outstanding in center and was mentioned on many of the all-star teams. Other line men who played regularly all season were Bill Gasper and Ernie Petri at ends; Emil Massa and Chuck Meyers at tackles; and Ben Lampitt and Walt Davidson at the guards. Other major letter winners were Allen at guard and Apfel at center; Eldert at halfback; Helm at tackle; Newman at tackle; Noreuil at fullback; Oltman at tackle; and Sturm at tackle. Minor letter winners were Adkins, Marion, Parish, Soldwrdol, and Jenkins.
Of the nineteen major letter winners, only three, namely Newrran, Helm, and RebufFoni will be back for the 1942 season. All the minor letter winners, with the exception of Marion, will return. This is not a very bright prospect for a successful 1942 season, but because practice will start two weeks before school starts this year, there may be a great many surprising developments. It is expected that Johnny RebufFoni will be one of the best running backs in the state, and Helm and
Newman should he able to capably hold down the tackle sports. Dick Soldwedel is expected to take over an end position, and Jenkins should develop into a good backfield prospects. Adkins, Moeckel, O'Keefe, and Parish, while small, are also expected to make a fight for backfield jobs.
The 1942 schedule is as follows:
September 11—Washington here.
September 18—East Peoria there.
September 25—Canton here.
October 2—Lincoln there.
October 9—Manual here.
October 16—Streator here.
October 23—Central here.
October 30—Spalding here.
November 7—Blooming there.
November 13—London, Jacksonville, Florida, there.
The tennis team, coached by Coach Robert Walker, has been running into some very tough competition this spring but have managed to be in on their share of wins in spite of the strong opposition. Before the season started, the team suffered the loss of one of its stellar netmen and letter winners when Dick Seegar finished school in the middle of the semester. The tennis team now is composed of mostly all juniors, and Coach Walker looks forward to a fine team next year. Members of the varsity team now include John Moorhouse, Jack Rosenberg, George Petri, and Roland Champion. A good reserve supply of promising material makes it look as if Pekin is in for some good tennis teams for several years to come. Like baseball, track, or any other sport, the boys on the tennis team have to be out there practicing every night of the week, and swinging a tennis racket can get just as tiresome as swinging a baseball bat. These boys really deserve much credit for their fine showing.
"BIG JIM" HEAD COACHPage 35
CHINK BASEBALL DIAMONDS GLEAM BRIGHT
In preparation to avenge the disastrous 1941 season, fifty protective diamond athletes started spring baseball practice at PCHS on Monday, April 23. Last year's squad was unable to gain even a meager .500 average and to say they looked disappointing is putting it mildly. Consisting mostly of sophomores and juniors, the team buckled from lack of experience and confidence. The new head coach, Jim Lewis, was patient with the team in their numerous defeats, pointing out their faults to them, in order that in '42 they might be a much-improved squad. Captain Bob Bowlby, who played second base, and fleet center fielder. Bob Stallings, are the only two absentees from the current roster. In the pitching department, the Celestials have looked strong in the first five starts. Virgil Romans opened the season with a 10-4 win over East Peoria and hurled brilliantly. Washington defeated the Chinks 11-9 in their next encounter, but due to
the cold, the game should have been named a comedy.
Dick Flynn pitched a 12-inning thriller to gain a 7-6 triumph over Woodruff, but numerous errors by his mates nearly cost them the game. Romans came back with a 7-1 win against Canton, while Vernon Campbell, in his first start, gained an 8-0 shutout over Glassford. In their sixth start of the season, the Chinks showed signs of last year's loose ploy in losing to Woodruff 10-9 in the return game at Glen Oak Park. Romans was pounded for seven runs in his three innings and was relieved by Gene Taylor who yielded the rest. The Celestials overcame their 7-0 handicap, but didn't have that extra punch to win the game. Charles Eskrich is leading the team in the hitting department with a .400 average for the first six starts ctnd is receiving behind the platter in big-time siyle. Determined to wipe out their fag of the hitless wonders, the team as a whole are hitting the ball hard and often.
A tough schedule of twenty games in forty days confronts the team and will tax their stamina and test their reserve strength.
At present, the starting line-up reads: Mauer at short stop, Dick Soldwedel at third base, Walt McCabe at second, and Dick Flynn or Adolph Androoni at the initial sack. In the pastures, Dick Brown is in left, Dominick Ingoiia in center, and Russ Sours in right. Deep in reserve strength, which consists of Bob Moeckle, Lou Sevier, Glenn Wieburg, and Bob Munge, the Celestials have that extra touch which goes to make a fair team a great one.
Next year's team is slated to be a sure winner, due to the fact that the only graduating seniors on the current squad are Dick Flynn and Adolph Andreoni. With two years of valuable experience and training behind them, the Chink baseball star of '43 should gleam long and bright.
'SWEET SIXTEEN' BERTHPaae 37
Swinging Down James Field
Backing the team with vigorous and peppy enthusiasm are Pekin High's cheerleaders. Always ringing out cheers for the team, whether winning or losing, they show their loyalty for the team!
Known as one of the finest tumblers in Pekin or anywhere, Jim Bramlage has shown his ability to the crowd of cheerers by his stunts in cheerleading. His backward flip, which he does without the use of his hands, stirs many a spectator. More of his skill was shown in the Variety Show. Jim has indeed done his part to help the team on to victory.
Completing the cheerleading squad are three pretty PCHS girls. When these girls take the floor, the spectators are always ready to do their part. Leaving the squad this year, Jean Meyer, with her charming smile can really get the crowd to "raise the roof." Working together, she and Jim Bramlage have provided many a
breath-taking moment for on-lookers. Jean and Jim worked together as an acrobatic team for the Variety Show. Jean will be greatly missed by both the cheerleaders and the spectators.
Another competent cheerleader is Helen
Hayes. She may be little, but she has the technic for handling the crowd. Serving on the cheerleading squad for two years, Helen will next fall become captain of the cheerleaders. Winning praise in other fields, she has become an outstanding girl of PCHS.
Bidding their last farewells to GAA are eight graduating seniors. Each one extends her best wishes to the club and congratulations to the new officers. In return, the GAA members wish good luck to those they are losing as the school year ends.
Serving as officers for the past year were: president, Helen Hayes; vice-president, Lois Garls; secretary-treasurer; Donna Jean Snyder; and program chairman, Mary Ellen Champion.
As she planned some very nice programs for the last year, program chairman, Mary Ellen Champion, will be greatly missed. Being a faithful member and participating in many activities, Mary Ellen receives the best wishes of the remaining GAA girls.
Quiet, but full of pep is Phyllis Gunsten. Yet, get her and Bette Ann Jones together on a team and you really have a whirlwind. Full of dynamite and with plenty of vim, these two girls plunge their teams to victory. Another of the same calibre is Adeline McDaniels.
Those daring, dashing, red headed GAA members, Lois "Red" Arnold and Charlesa "Chuck" Cramer, will be sorely missed when activities start next fall. Without the laugh of Charles (laughing at her own jokes), that certain spark will be missed wherever an evening of sports is to be enjoyed. "Red" Arnold's quick smile and friendship will be missed by all GAA members.
Another one to be greatly missed will be petite Dorothy Hill. Always willing to participate in any sport, baseball, basketball, tennis or volley ball, and a faithful GAA member, Dorothy bids goodbye to her place in sports, hoping that someone else can step into her small, swift shoes.
Lastly we come to the end of the trail with Lois Garls. For the past year, Lois has been vice-president of GAA. Always willing to try anything from tumbling to basketball, she has indeed proved herself a fine example of good sportsmanship.
Her greatest thrill was attending GAA camp last summer, and due to her fine selling ability she will attend camp again this year. As you know, the girl selling tickets to the Spring Frolic received this award. Through her unending amount of energy Lois has participated in many activities which allowed her to earn several GAA awards. To this fine girl, we bid "Au revoir" and a "Keep up the good work."
At the last GAA meeting of the year, four awards were given out. Lois Garls received the State letter "I", while a school letter "P" was given to Ruth Betxleberger. Receiving class numerals were Wilma Zimmerman and LaVerne Michael.
Miss Eleanor Frabcis and Miss Mary O'Connor lead the successful group on each year to a "bigger and better GAA."
PEEKIN' ThT°hegh CHINKS
Another year has rolled around and with it comes the time for the seniors of 1942 to bid adieu to their old Alma Mater, PCHS. On behalf of all these graduates, we would like to leave these memories of some of their—well, you choose your own word for it.
Remember—way (?) back in '38 when Lampitt grew up and became Ben instead of Bennie?
Remember—when that handsome fella, Clare leiby, resorted to robbing the cradle, eighth grade, to be specific?
How can we forget the way Carol Brown and Chuck Timm, those two jitterbugs, jim-jammed-jived at the matinee dances!
Remember—about three years ago when Stu Scott was afraid of the women? But oh, look at him nowl
Remember—in '41, the tragedy when Judy Carlier didn't get to the football game at Canton in time to see the one and only, Tom Eldert, run 85 yards for a touchdown?
Remember—how the Goobers — Haas, Herget, Hough, Petri, Lampitt, and O'Keefe used to hold up the lamp post at Hackler's corner?
Remember—back there in '40 when that basketball and track star, Ray Athey, never gave the girls a break?
Remember—the adventures of those South Pekinites—Trumpy, Glassford, Van-derheyden, and Fogliano on the school bus and otherwise?
Remember—a few years back when "Whimp" Doren, "Red" Arnold, "lollie" Bailey, "Ma" Renfer, Mary Ellen Champion, ond yours truly went on the Gypsy Patterans?
Remember—the party "Kirk" Kerrick threw after the first football game of the season when "Andy" Andreoni ate too much cake?
And then there was that much-discussed romance between Dick "Clay" Seegar and Addie McDaniels in Douglas
School. And remember how the kids teased Carroll Runkle because he bought licorice for Mert Thomas?
Remember—Nola Jean Brooking and Dorothy Rohrs had it bad in junior high. For Dorothy it was Bob Walker, frecklefaced and living in Texas now. Seriously, and many times, we recall Dorothy's assuring her father that it was not puppy love.
For Nola Jean, alias Mo, James Sefton. Ah!
Remember—Fran Lampitt and Jack Hackler skipped recess every day to stay inside and be together? Ben Lampitt, one grade ahead of his sister Frances, had Mag Howatt (then known as Mary Margaret) on his mind.
And, oh most memorable of all times at Lincoln school—the day Mr. Abernathy left the room (6th grade) while the kids made merry. Edie Simoncini's singing "Black Coffee" was interrupted when teacher unexpectedly breezed in.
And you needn't an elephant's conscience to recall the gay old times Clare and Loraine had after the latter had managed to break the news to Adeline McDaniels that Clare didn't "like" her anymore.
And the commotion Al O'Hara caused when he transferred to Pekin High, blue sweaters and all?
And the reversed (now) dates of Mag Howatt with Hergie and Mert Thomas with Bennie L. Look how things turned out.
Remember Mr. Denekas' home room party at Brush Hill School where Carol Brown cut herself on barbed wire and a kind boy scout fixed it up? Bob Bowlby was the life of the picnic, writing on Brush Hill School and getting scolded for it.
Remember—or can you remember a time when Coleen Poebel and Eva Mae Gurney didn't like horses? No, neither can we.
Remember when "Always-a-Smith" Renfer and "Always-a-Song" Leiby fell for each other? (But hardl)
Remember—in '40, at the annual Boys' Club parly, when Mag Howatt and Bob Stallings were on the receiving line?
Remember—(slretch your memory) when Pat Rohrer and Tub Deppert joined the steady list?
Remember—in '38, when we seniors were freshies, Bob Bowlby supplied breakfast to the first hour Algebra class in room 225?
Bringing to mind all the good times all of us had—the picnics, athletics, dances, studies, proms and all the others, we want to bid the Pekinois and "Peekin' Thru the Chinks" farewell.
So long, yours truly.
Betty were June instead of May?
Hook were a baker instead of a Fisher? Johnny were the mast instead of the Helm?
Marcia, Marilyn, and Marguerite were Campbells instead of Hinds?
Carryl were red instead of Brown?
Mert preferred Howard instead of Thomas?
Ellen were a brake instead of Geer?
Eileen had a wig instead of Hoerr? Carolyn went to play instead of Church? Penny were a trunk instead of a Root? Dawn was Gipps instead of Pabst?
Agnes were old instead of Young?
George had a plain Ford instead of a Glassford?
Philip had stayed instead of Luft?
Wilson had gone instead of having to Besant?
LaVon was stuffy instead of a Coolman? Dorothy lived on a valley instead of a Hill?
Mutt and Jeff—Tom Callahan and Walter Cannon.
Li'l Abner—Hank Vandcrheyden.
Daisy Mae—Jean Rogers.
Buffalo Bill—Clare Leiby Buck Aogers—Bob Herget.
Jiggs— Howard Evans.
Little Annie Rooney—Marilyn Belville.
Hap Hopper—George Glassford.
Slats—Dick Flynn.Page 39
With the help of El Haren and Martino, we have been able to look into the future and make a few predickshuns of things to come. We shall look into the goings on of some of our fine seniors 20 years from now. So take a time capsule and come along.
Our first stop is the “Last Stand" saloon, deep in the heart of Dry Gulch, Arizona, owned and operated by “Black Bill' Gasper, the only remaining member of the famous Piro gang who is not serving time. Things are going full swing as we step thru the batwing doors and come face to face with celebrities galore. Thru the door leading to the Casino, we spot Rich Rapp, the last of the famous Jackson Hole gang, playing the roulette wheel, surrounded by his bodyguards, consisting of Warren “Ace" Ferguson, the noted six-gun artist; Bruce Brisendine, Ace's right-hand muscle man, and Kenny “Brass Knucs" Miller, a torpedo from the Bowery. At another table, we find Paul “Moose" Folgiano, ex-pug, sharing his winnings with "Red" Cramer, one time moll and night club blues-singer, while Amil Massa, Chicago aristocrat and author of “Man's Job at Home," current best seller, looks timidly on. Suddenly a side door flys open and out swaggers Jack “Rocks" Rogers, blowing blood off his knuckles and dragging a very unconscious Charles Q. Meyers behind him. Seems like they caught Meyers, local W. P. A. chief, slugging the gum machine. Sitting in a far corner, your roving reporter spots Bob Herget, Tammany Hail boss, sitting with a couple of his ward heelers, mainly Walter Cannon, ex-subordinate of the Kelly-Nash machine, and Dominick Ingolia, racketeer and one-time bootlegger. Directly across from them, “Hank" Vanderheyden and his fiancee. Miss Jean Rogers, sooper-dooper film celebrity, are drinking a toast to celebrate “Hank's" promotion from a yard bird to a buck private in the Lost Creek dawn patrol. Bob Haas, oil magnate and playboy, is seen chatting with J. P. Hackler, the financier, while M ss Mary Galbraith, millionaire spinstress, and Miss Hattie Martens, soda jerker from the local five and ten, look on delightedly. The lights are dimmed as the 9:00 o'clock floor show begins. On the bandstand we find thot popular bandleader. King Carroll Runkle and his seven slaves, playing a popular rendition of that old favorite, "You Can't Brush Mo Off the Relief," with the vocal being taken by that ever lovely baritone.
Alphonse O'Hara. That select dance team of Johnny "Scat" Skaggs and Jean Powers
swing into a rhumba while George "Jim Jam" Glassford pounds out the tempo on the skins. We leave this popular rendezvous, frequented by the upper 401 of Dry Gulch's society, and moke our way amid a hail of flying bullets, ,resulting from a pitch gun fight between Bob Trumpy, South Pekin's new mayor, and Bill "Brains" Sevier (mouth-piece of Phil Luff's desperate Hash Knife gang) to our rocket ship, from which we head for "Shanty" Dick Flynn's dive on the banks of the Little Mackinaw. We stop down town long enough to have a new bank of rockets installed in the ship and to buy a late edition of Superman comics, and then we continue on to the Little Mackinaw. Outside the door leading to the inside of Flynn's newly-opened dance hall and shooting gallery, we encounter Bernard "Benny" Lampitt, chief of police of Dry Gulch, selling life insurance, while inside a brawl is in full progress. Fritz "Blacker-Than-I-Am" Joestings, swamper and head bar-fly, has taken one glass of water too many and is manfully trying to clean out the place (with the help of a broom and a bucket of water). At this moment, the chatter of machine gun fire breaks the peaceful silence and with a crash, the lights go out, ending our little visit into the future.
We, the graduating seniors of PCHS, feel that we should leave some of our most cherished possessions with the students remaining here for them to remember us by. We have looked into their most urgent needs, and do hereby will and bequeath those things which we feel will be the most beneficial to them during the remainder of their time at PCHS.
I, John Houston, will my ability for missing my entrances in band to the fortunate Ted Johnson.
I, Jack Hockler, bequeath my seat in penalty hall to Walter Fluegal. I trust he will find it comfortable throughout the coming year.
I, George Glasford, will my technique in getting white slips for admittance to cats to Fritz Joestings. We trust that Dean Grigsby reads this in the proper light.
I, Lois Jean Arnold, will my red curls to llene Ozella.
I, Ned Hough, will give anything but Vera Pearl.
I, Kenneth Miller, do hereby bequeath
my many feminine admirers to the popular man-about-town John Sommer.
I, Jean Powers, will my graceful dancing ability to Jo Ann Heckman.
I, Warren Ferguson, do bequeath my speaking ability (with gestures) to Roland Petrie.
I, Howard Freidrich, leave my much-respected position in FFA to Bab Heisel. May he have more good luck with little calves.
I, Adeline McDaniels, will my afterschool life in Mr. Hall's cubbyhole to some girl who hates the wide-open spaces and oxygen.
I, Howard Schappaugh, will my ability to blush without a cause to Kenneth Bailey.
I, Bob Stallings, leave my noon walk up All Eliza with Donna Jean Snyder and Helen Hayes to anyone going that way.
I, Virg’nia Leitch, leave my bewitching freckles to Don Winkel, the Winkel Orchestra heir.
I, Margaret Lutz, do hereby bequeath all the accumulated waste paper in my locker to Bill Sevier, paper committee expert.
I, Paul Sudberry, will my graceful skating form to the Tibbs' swins — both of them.
I, Mickey McClain, leave my ability for getting letters from men in the army to Betty Brees.
I, Toar Grant, leave my managership of the a'hletic teams to Johnny Widby, who knows what a swell job it is.
I, Coleen Poeble, will leave my horse to Mary Hansen in exchange for a couple of good, still-treaded tires.
I, Kenneth Wade, will my energetic, a!ways-in-a-hurry manner to Shirley Janssen.
I, Walt Mohr, will my first-aid bandages and Red Cross kit to Boy Scout Richard Leiby.
I, Marie Shutters, will my loud mouth and over-enthusiastic chatter to Jackie Jenkins.
I, Russell Woodmancy, leave my strong-arm tactics and wrestling ability to Joe Schaller.
I, Mary Galbra'th, leave my "ughs" to Helen Cannon who loves to sit in study hall (after sk'pp'ng breakfast) and small meals cooking in the foods room. UGH.
I, Gold e Whtimore, leave my refined and cultured ways to dignified Virginia Hagney.
I, Dick Seogar, will my trusty tennis racket to Bill DeVault, who probably never saw one.
I, Edie Simoncini, will my dark locks to Hermine Groen.Page 40
I Dorothy Rohrs, will my artistic ability to Mr. Wayne Alvord in order that his classes won't suffer so when he tries to draw an illustration on the blackboard.
I, Mary Alice Renfer, will my famous smile to Vivian Puterbaugh.
I, Beef Sturm, do hereby bequeath my excellent scholarship, high I. Q., and regular appearance on the honor roll to Leonard Olt.
After relinquishing these, our most beloved possessions, we do hereby hope that we will remain in the highest esteem of the students and faculty at PCHS and that they will profit by their newly-acquired talents. We do hereby sign and seal this, our last will and testament, on this------th day of May in the
year of our Lord, 1942.
Signed: The Senior Class of 1942
Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde
You say you have a desire to write for the Pekinois, to be a reporter and roam the halls of PCHS pounding your story out from the history that is being made within the walls of your good old immature Alma Mammy. You want to write about the guys and gals and about that certain cut-up in your fifth hour class and a dirt column with all the up to date dirt about your fellow students. You may even get an inspiration and write a sob story about your favorite teacher or maybe a feature responding the praise of the basketball or football team, to the very rafters after a killer-diller of a game. The polished key to the halls of journalism lies in English 7A, where you will first enjoy the privilege of being a very green cub reporter. As the first fundamentals are taught to you and you sit soaking up information of what to do and not to do, you have a swelling premonition that you are really going to town in the class and write a couple of pages of news in no time. Then comes the ultimatum; three stories a week or else. Or
else what? Or else you have three the next week. Oh, that'll be easy to sit down and run off three stories, but the editor seems to have different ideas than you, because she rejects those stories you were sure would go over with a bang. Dejected and entirely deflated, you try and try again, and are at last rewarded with a corner on the sports page or with a spot on the editorial page for that feature story
about the team. Success comes steadiyl after that, and you may rate a by-line every week, but you will never be prouder than when your first story was printed in the Pekinois.
Without pictures, a newspaper or a senior issue would be as dull and uninteresting to high school subscribers as a Congressional bulletin would be to a grade school child. Advertising, the movies, in fact every means of written comunication is based on the theory that illustrations catch the public eye faster than any two-inch headline could. Because of their importance on a newspaper staff, the photographers should receive much of the praise due the publication itself. Richard Waltmire, Miss Jean Trowbridge, Mr. Paul Chronic, and Argel Allen have, throughout the past year, been the mainstay photographers for The Pekinois. A great amount of the wide-felt appreciation for this year's paper has been due to the persistent hard work of these camera enthusiasts.s. o Cox
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