Pekin High School - Pekinian Yearbook (Pekin, IL)

 - Class of 1942

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SEN I O R EDITION Page 32 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.

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Page 31 SENIOR EDITION 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 '42

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Page 33 SENIOR EDITION 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.

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