Pekin High School - Pekinian Yearbook (Pekin, IL)

 - Class of 1942

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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"

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AND THE BAND PLAYED O N 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.

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SENIOR EDITION Pag© 28 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

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