Pekin High School - Pekinian Yearbook (Pekin, IL)

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DEDICATED T O PRINCIPAL A. G. HAUSSLER Once our coach, now our principal, always our friend, we 1943 seniors dedicate this senior issue to him. For his clear reasoning and practical solutions to vexing problems, for his understanding and appreciation of the students' needs, devotion to the interests and ideals of PCHS, and unending cooperation with teachers, students, and patrons alike, we express our sincere appreciation. In the face of increasing difficulties, by his invaluable guidance and encouragement, we have graduated through a war year of stress and confusion. Facing an even more confusing world, we are confident and courageous because of the steadying influence of his leadership. SENIOR EDITION Page 3 WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL The progress of the war has brought increased interest on the part of the students in Pekin High's numerous war projects. The Peoria Journal Transcript awarded a fifty dollar war bond to PCHS this fall as first prize in the junior organization scrap contest. The tennis court was the site for the collection of metals of all kinds which towered high in all four corners, representing the contributions of many residents throughout the four divisions of the city. At the end of the city-wide canvass, a total of forty tons of scrap "to hurl at the Japs” had been collected. The campaign for the collection of tin has taken the form of a contest between classes with each class attempting to fill to overflowing its barrel. Friday has been designated as official tin collection day and at this time, two barrels are place by the FFA boys at the Eighth and Ann Street entrance of the school. Grease is brought every Thurs- day to room 15 where the Girl Reserves, sponsors of the drive, empty it from the containers and melt it for shipment. War stamps are sold every day in classrooms and at the patriotically-decorated booth in the main corridor. The Junior Red Cross has been particularly active, Pekin High being 100 per cent in membership. The student body was congratulated by the local Red Cross chapter for its fine projects carried on through home rooms.SENIOR EDITION Page 4 IN MEMORIAM As another memorial plaque was added in the main hall, PCHS students and staff marked the loss of a true friend. The death in October of Mr. Walter E. Lautz, who served for many years as a member of the high school board of education, was a severe loss to all. Mr. Lautz will be remembered for his work as an influential citizen of the community and as a champion of any cause for the betterment of PCHS. The three gold stars on the PCHS service flag, radiating their brilliance upon the remaining 127 stars, represent the glory and honor of the three Pekin high graduates who have paid the supreme sacrifice for their country and freedom. A 1936 graduate, Pvt. Patrick Phillip Tobin was killed in action December 7, 1941, at Pearl Harbor. Simultaneously, Sgt. Henry Nanninga, Jr., who was graduated in 1939, met death in battle on December 7, at Wake Island. Pvt. Hollis J. Williams, who was a '41 graduate, died in in action with the Carlson Raiders somewhere in the Pacific. Time and place of his death are unknown. All three gold stars were in the service of the United States Marine Corps. xxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxx x X ■k ★ ★ ★ ★ XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ -xx-xx-x-x-x-x-x-x-x xxxxxxxxxxxNATIONAL HONOR MEMBERS MESSAGE FROM STUDENT COUNCIL PRESIDENT Bob Moeckel Student Council President Fellow Students and Faculty It is a great pleasure to be a grad of "43", and I’m sure my other classmates fell the same way. This class is not an ordinary one because it has been first in almost everthing throughout its four years. Our class sold the highest number of subscriptions for the senior issue of the Pe-kinois, won for the third time the inter-class track meet, and has been high in scholastic honors as well. We, the student council, thank the students and faculty for the fine support and cooperation that has been given us this past year. I personally want to thank the students and faculty for their excellent cooperation with the council. Never once can anyone say that the students and faculty of PCHS do not support their various activities. We feel that such fine support as this plus the initiative of everyone in staying with a job until it is carried through make PCHS a superior school. I am proud to say that I'm a grad of PCHS. There are many memories of my high school days that will live with me forever. I would like to wish the best of luck to the new student council president who, I am sure, will receive the same fine support which I have received from everyone. With cooperation and helpfulness, we can be sure to "Hold true the loved traditions Which will lead our school to fame."SENIOR EDITION Page 6 V.V.W. . . . . . .'.V.’.T ’ ' cw ANNETTA ADAMS Hall Cade! Her rich voice commands the attention of all. HAROLD ADKINS Movie Operator. Would that might live at ease. and not be bound to think. HOWARD ADKINS Baseball Mgr., Basketball, Football. Yea, Muley, Hee, Haw! EUGENE ALESANDRINI Forensic, Thespian, President of Jr. B class, “Captain Applejack," "Growing Pains," Football usher. Junior G-Man. ARGEL ALLEN Peldonis Staff, "Captain Applejack," Football, Track, Wrestling, "Firefly," "Mockingbird," Variety Show of 1942, A Cappella Choir. Man of the year. NITA MAE ALLISON Music Club, Forensic, Debate, Band, Student Council, Girls' Club, Class President, "Mockingbird," Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir. A sweet, attractive kind of grace; a full assurance given by looks! BETTY ANDRAE She’s the very breath of spring. MARY PAULINE BARTHEL Student Council, GAA, Girls Club, Girl Reserves, President of Sophomore B class. Gentlemen prefer blondes! MARY BAUER Library Cadet, Girl Reserves. The tasks of everyday, she meets in a quiet way. IRENE BECKMAN GAA, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves. A-l in everything. MARGIE BEETLER Peldnois Staff, GAA, Girl Reserves. To be merry best becomes her. PAUL W. 3ELK Debate, Student Council, Hall Cadet, "Firefly." uSurgery, Calling Dr. Belk.” SENIOR EDITION ■. . v.v.1.v.'..v.'.v.'.Y.'.' Page 7 RUTH BETZELBERGER GAA, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves. A whizzer at sports — She’s an All-American. DON BINGHAM Stage Craft. He gets a lot out of life. ZELMA BISHOP Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Library Cadet, Girl Reserves, Les Enfants. Her blush is modesty, not guilt. MARY BITNER Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves. IVs nice to be natural when you’re naturally nice. FLORENCE BLOOMER BETTY BREES GAA, Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir, Talent Staff. Worry and Betty are far apart. HARRIET BROSMER President of 1942-43 Senior B class, Student Council, Girls' Club, Secretary-Treasurer of 1943 Senior A class, "The Firefly," "The Mockingbird," Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir. Every hair in place; Not a speck on her face. She’s a picture of Beauty, poise, and grace. DICK BROWN Band, Student Council, Football 4, Baseball 4, Movie Operator, "Firefly," "Mockingbird," Boys Club, A Cappella Choir. Proof that the happiest people are those with music in their souls. HOBART BROWNE "Rhapsody in Black," Student Council, Les Enfants. Great is his ability. Girls' Club, Lost and Found, Library Cadet, Assistant Usher, Girl Reserves. A helping hand she’ll always lend. PHYLLIS BRUDER "The Mockingbird," Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir. Good things come in small packages. JIM BLUME President of 1942 Senior B class, Movie Operator. uHere we go into the wild blue yonder - FLORENCE BRUMNS Music Club, Band, GAA, Girls Club, Orchestra, Strings, Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir. Of manners gentle, of affections mild. : :::: Y- v. Page 8 SENIOR EDITION DORA JEAN BUCKLES Student Council, Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves. Dora Jean is always a queen. ELLEN BUSS Band, Student Council, GAA, Girls Club, "Maritana," Girl Reserves. Just a little girl that can really twirl. CHARLES L. CALHOUN Hall Cadet, F. F. of A Energetic, polite, willing. DOROTHY CARRINGTON Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Lost and Found Cadet. She is a friend, faithful and just. 9 ROLAND CHAMPION Thespians, Band, "Captain Applejack," Football 4, Tennis 3,4, "Mocking Bird," Variety Show ‘42, A Cap-pella Choir, Les Enfants, Student Council. He's a champ at anything. LOIS CHEESEMAN Peldnois Staff, Girls Club, "Firefly," "Mockingbird," Girl Reserves, A Cuppella Choir, Talent Staff. Art is a true expression of one's self. VERNONA E. CLAFLIN Music Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves, Girls' Club, Director of Noon Lunch. Efficiency in everything ROBERT CLEM Social Room Cadet. Well, Daisy June - - VIRGINIA COLVIN Quill and Scroll, Pekinois Staff, Band, Girls' Club, Orchestra, News Editor of Pekinois, Student Council.. Strawberry blond HELEN CONDIS With her smile she will conquer the world. DONALD CONLEY Silence is wisdom's true test. KATHRYN JEAN CONLEY Hall Cadet, Orchestra. Rave on mad world. I care not.SENIOR EDITION Page 9 NORMA COOPER Band, "Growing Pain ," GAA, Girls' Club, National Honor Society, Girl Reserves, Orchestra, Student Council. Not only in Steno and typing does she excel; But in personality and character as well. MARTHA CORDES Girls' Club, Hall Cadet. Quiet as a mouse, busy as a bee. LOUISE CORYELL Thespian, Girls' Club, "Captain Applejack," Hall Cadet. Wedding bells will ring so merrily. SHIRLEY CRAWFORD Student Council, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves. Friendship is the most valuable of all human possessions. CALVIN D. DALCHER Band, Hall Cadet. Blessed is the man who has the gift of making friends. CARROLL DEFRATES Jazz Orchestra, Band, Variety Shows, Boys’ Club. Be there a girl with soul so dead Who never to herself has said, “Oh for a date with ‘Dude'.” CARL DEPPERT F. F. of A. "It 8 so peaceful in the country” VERA MAE DILLE Band, Student Council, GAA, Girls' Club, Vice-President of Freshman A and Senior B classes. Girl Reserves, Talent Staff. Never ready, always late, but Ish smiles and we wait. RANDALL DOBBINS Jazz Orchestra, Thespian, Pekinois Staff, Band, President of '42 Senior B class, Student Council, Orchestra, "Captain Applejack," Varieties of '41, '42, '43, Boys' Club, Les Enfant . Gene Krupa, the second. JULIA DONAHUE Thespian, "The Tavern," Girls' Club, "Growing Pains," GAA, "Firefly," A Cappella Choir, Les Enfants. Like a flying fortress, she blitz-kreigs them. MILDRED DOREN Pekinois Staff, GAA, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves, Student Council. She thrills her listeners with melodic fantasies As her long slim fingers skim the piano keys. JACK R. EDGAR Science Club, Debate, Boys' Club. Silence is pure wisdom's best reply. 99WWV9W9WWW999V9999?9g SENIOR EDITION Page 10 BETTY EDWARDS Pekinoit Staff, Student Council, Vice-President of Class. Her pleasing smile makes a pleasant personality. ROBERT EERTMOED Forensic, A Cappolln Choir, "Mock ingbird," "Firefly," Movie Operator. Silent among strangers—but when you get to know him. MILDRED ERTMOED He’s in the army now. LA VERNA ESCHMEYER Band, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves, National Honor Society, Orchestra, Pe-kinois Staff. “She’s just one swell girl. CHARLES ESKRICH Football 1, Basketball 3, 4, Baseball 3. Embarrassed when lauded, but the best of players. JACQUELINE FERRARI With her i O shorthand speed, She’s most likely to succeed. GLADYS FISCHER Girls Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves. Silence is golden. BETTY FLETCHER French Club, Hall Cadet. The tasks of everyday, she meets in a quiet way. WALTER FLUEGEL Peldnois Staff, Student Council, Movie Operator, Boys' Club. Sweet memories of that convertible before rationing. MARGARET FLYNN Quill and Scroll, Pekinois Staff, Band, "Captain Applejack," Student Council, GAA, Girls' Club, National Honor Society, Editor of Pekinois, Girl Reserves, Talent Staff, Student Council Usher, Orchestra. Ready, willing, and able. WILMA FORNOFF Band, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves, Orchestra. Accomplishes tasks with a breezy efficiency. PAULINE FOX "Mockingbird," Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir. Much mirth and no madness, all good and no badness.Page 11 SENIOR EDITION ■ ROBERT FULLER "Captain Applejack ' "Growing Pains," Cheerleader. Pardon his southern accent; he hails from South Pekin. JOANNE GARING Girls Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves. Thy modesty is a candle to thy merit. RUSSELL L. GEAREN I never believed in vanity. Hence, the brush cut. INA GERECKE GAA, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves. There is mischief in her eye, Even though she i-s a little shy. MARY GRABER Hall Cadet. If silence were golden, She'd be 2lt caret. LOIS GREATHOUSE Student Council, Girls Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves. She does little kindnesses that most leave undone or despise. VERA GREEN President of Sophomore B class, "Skidding," "Growing Pains," "Captain Applejack," "Maritana," "Mocking Bird," Secretary-Treasurer of Freshman B and A classes, Cheerleader, Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir, Forensic, Thespian, Student Council, GAA, Girls' Club. Twinkle Toes. MARY GUNSTEN GAA, Girls Club, Girl Reserves. Jumping Jack Jo. ANNE GHIDINA Girls' Club, Usher, Les Enfants. Her face was fair, her personality pleasing. REUBEN GOLDEN F. F. of A., Student Council. Anything for the quiet life. EVA MAE GURNEY Thespian, Band, "Growing Pains," Girls Club, Girl Reserves, Orchestra. Her very frowns are fairer far, Than smiles of other maidens are. RALPH HABBERFIELD Hall Cadet, "Mockingbird," A Cappella Choir. A man who blushes is not quite a brute.SENIOR EDITION 2ZS5S Page 12 .v.v.v.v.y.v.v.y.y.v.-.v. ..y.y.yy. .v.. HOWARD HAINLINE President of 1942 class, Student Council, Movie Operator, Boys’ Club. A light-hearted, lad, and free of care. IRIS HALL Girls’ Club, "Maritana," '‘Firefly,’ “Mockingbird,’ Girl Reserves, A Cap-pellu Choir, Talent Staff. Right congenial for a red-head. SHIRLEY HALLAR “Here comes the bride - JOYCE HANCOCK Girls’ Glee Club, ’’Firefly," ’’Mockingbird," Girl Reserves, A Cuppella Choir, Social Dancing. Song bird of Pekin High. NORMA HANCOCK GAA, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves. IPs nice to be natural, when you re naturally nice. LOIS HARMS Girls’ Club, "Mockingbird," Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir. Complexion so fair, It blends with her hair. IMOGENE HARTSOCK GAA, Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir. Quite a sweet lass as ever looked into a looking glass. HELEN HAYES Thespian, President of Sophomore B class, "Captain Applejack," "Firefly," "Maritana," President of GAA, "Rhapsody in Black," Cheerleader, Girl Reserves. “Come on kids, yell!” JOANN HECKMAN Forensic, Debate, Orchestra, Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves. “My mind to me a kingdom is.” HAROLD HEININGER F. F. of A. “Anything for the country life.” ROBERT HEISEL F. F. of A. Bob must have a good time, or he wouldn t be so happy about it. JOHN HELM Wrestling 4, Football 3,4, Hall Cadet. “Oh, this learning, what a thing it is.” SENIOR EDITION Page 13 t Y.'.'.V LOIS HELLMAN Tap Dancing Club, Hall Cadet. Petite, pretty, and polite. JAMES HELMIG Strong will and enlightened heart. ROBERT HELMIG Hall Cadet. A wise man makes more op-portunities than he finds. ADA LA VERNE HILD Band, Orchestra, Student Council, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves. A combination of personality and intellect. JEAN HOFFERT Girls' Club, ''Firefly," "Maritana," "Mockingbird," Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir, Varieties of '41, Verities of '42. “Rings on her finger - •” FLOYD HOMERIN A laugh in his eyes, A smile on his lips. LELAND HOOVER Movie Operator. He's a watch-watcher. PHYLLIS LEE HORTON Girl Reserves. Someone new added to PCHS in 191,2. THELMA HILD Quill and Scroll, Pekinois Staff, Band, Girls' Club, News Editor of Pekinois, Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir. “If music be the food of love, play on." BILL HILL Jazz Orchestra, Band, Wrestling. His very foot has music in it. WILMA HOUSTON President of 1940 Freshman B class. President of 1942 Junior B class, Student Council, Girls' Club, Vice-President of Sophomore class, Usher. So fair she takes the breath of men away. ROBERT JACKSON A boy the girls fall for. WAV.VWA-,Page 14 SENIOR EDITION SS5S33Z ILA JACOBS Girl Reserves. Don’t call her red head. SHIRLEY JANSSEN GAA, Girls' Club, "Firefly,' "Mari-lana," Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir. Sure she’s proud, and yet her pride becomes her. MARVIN JENKINS Thespian, "Captain Applejack,’’ Football 4, Track 3, 4, A Cappella Choir, Movie Operator, "The Mocking Bird." “For he’s a jolly good fellow.” LUCILE JENT Girls’ Club. Always doing her best. FRITZ JOESTING Cheerleader, Peldnois Staff, Golf, Hall Cadet, Secretary-Treasurer of Sophomore class. Sports Editor of Peldnois, Les Enfants. As blustery as a March wind. CARL A. JOHNSON Student Council, Track Captain 3, 4, Cross Country Captain, Movie Operator, Hall Cadet, President of Sophomore Class 1939, Vice-President of Senior B Class 1942, Usher. The smile that won’t come off. CARL L. JOHNSON Variety Show of 1941, French Club, Hall Cadet, Usher. “I know what pathway leads to popularity.” ETTA JOHNSON Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves. A waitress excellent. BETTY JONES Music Club, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves. Babbling as a brook; busy as a bee. LESLIE JONES French Club, Movie Operator, Hall Cadet. Some may laugh, and some may talk, but I do both forever. CAROLYN JURGENS National Forensic, Quill and Scroll, Debate, Pekiriois Staff, Band, Girls' Club, National Honor Society, Assistant Editor of Peldnois, Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir, Variety Show of 1942, 1943, Secretary-Treas- urer of Sophomore class. Original Oratory, Chorus, Vice-President of Junior A class. An orator is judged not only by her words, but by her deeds as well. JUNE KASPER Girls' Club, Girl Reserves. Small but mighty. .....-• Y.W.Y.Y.Y zgzwrywgi SENIOR EDITION Page 15 ALBERTA KEYES CECILIA KITCHELL French Club, Hall Cade!. Gir,i' C,ub' LibrarY Cadet, Girl Re- serves. Talent Staff. Strawberry blonde. Always doinf her besf THELMA KEYES Music Club. Dependability and honesty are one’s greatest virtues. ROBERTA KILBY Student Council, Girls' Club. Success she’ll find ’cause she works in the five and dime. JEAN KING Thespian, President of 1941 class, "Captain Applejack," "Growing Pains," Student Council, GAA, President of Girls' Club, Girl Reserves, Lost and Found, Secretary-Treasurer of Junior B class. Orchestra, Stage Craft. All-around girl. VIRGINIA KING GAA, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves. Little things make men proud. FRANCES LAMPITT Band, Student Council, GAA, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves, Talent Staff. Small, slim, and full of vim. GOLDIE LARIMORE GAA, Hall Cadet, Talent Staff. The tasks of every day she meets in a quiet way.” JEAN LAWSON Student Council, Vice-President of class, Secretary-Treasurer of Junior B class. “She’s not available, Available. VERNON LEWIS Jazz Orchestra, Forensic, Thespian, Peldnois Staff, Band, Photography,, "Skidding," "Captain Applejack," Assistant Director of "Growing Pains," Rhapsody in Black, Varieties of 41, Varities of '42, "H.M.S. Pinafore," "Maritana," "Firefly," Hot Stove League, Dramatic Declamation. He relishes a joke and rejoices in a pun. EDGAR KIRGAN Band. Quiet and unassuming. VELMA LICHTENBERGER Girls' Club, Library Cadet. She makes the best of everything.SENIOR EDITION Page 16 DONALD LIGHTER "Maritana," A Cappella Choir '40, 41. “They tell me better men have lived, but I doubt it” DOROTHY LOCKE Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves. “It 8 such a long way to Decatur!” BETTY LOOK Band, GAA, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves. She moved to Chicago to see if she could find fame and fortune in the Big City. LOUIS LOOK Band, Hall Cadet. With his business-like attitude, he's a future J. P. Morgan. EMERSON MAQUET Student Council, Basketball 3, Library Cadet. “So tall and lanky, Weren't you ever small f” FRANCES MARSHALL Hall Cadet. Never lacking for conversation. SHERRIL MAUER Basketball 3, Baseball 2, 3, 4, Movie Operator. Not once did he play for the grandstand!” LORENE MAXWELL Thespian, Band, Girls' Club, Orchestra, Girl Reserves. She reached a goal of first chair in the band ” GLENNA MAY GAA. Girls Club, Hall Cadet, Library Cadet, Girl Reserves. Personality is to a woman what perfume is to a flower. SHIRLEY MEINDERS Girls’ Club, Usher. Always dependable. RICHARD MEINEN Stage Craft. “Not lazy; just don't feel like working.” KENNETH MERTENS Hall Cadet. SUence is more eloquent than words. SENIOR EDITION 7Z77Z7Z. Page 17 ?77.W«Ww LA VERNA MICHAEL Quill and Scroll, Pekinois Staff, GAA, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves, Student Council. Often she can be seen, proudly wearing the pin of a Marine. JAMES MINER Movie Operator, Hot Stove League. Ever looking out on life. BOB MOECKEL President of Student Council, Baseball, Football, Basketball, Boys' Club, Student Council, Hot Stove League. Quiet and easy, but altvays a star. WILLIAM MOECKEL Wrestling 1, 2, 3, Movie Operator, Hall Cadet, Talent Staff. Nothing is more valuable to a man than courtesy. BOB MONGE Golf 3, Baseball 2, 3, 4, Movie Operator, Talent Staff. ‘‘From the halls of Monta- zuma—” LOIS MONTGOMERY Pekinois Staff, Student Council, Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Secretary-Treasurer of 1942 Junior B class. Vim, vigor, and vitality enrich this life. VIRGINIA MONTGOMERY Music Club, Girls' Club, Hall Cadet. That beautiful blonde hair! JOHN MOORHOUSE Basketball, Tennis. He played the game square. LOUISE MOSSBERGER Music Club, A Cappella Choir. Silence is golden. DON MEYERS Tall, light, and handsome. CARL NANCE He is able who thinks he is able. MARVIN NANCE Hall Cadet All his life he ivill delight In keeping a firm’s books just right. Page 18 SENIOR EDITION -------------r— • « « - - • • • • " ...... .V7. VIRGINIA NELSON Girls Club, Library Cadet, Girl Reserves, Les Eniants. Life without laughing is a dLreary place. WILMA NEWMAN President of 1942 class, Hall Cadet. Usher, Girl Reserves, Les Eniants. Earnest in purpose. LOUIE NOREUIL Football 4, Golf 3. Blessed are the joy makeis. LAVERNE NORMAN Track 3, 4, Cross Country 4. Serious industry. BETTY NOTZKE Health and cheerfulness mutually beget each other. WALTER OLTMAN Stately and tall he moves in the hall. GENE PARKER Library Cadet, Talent Staff. An ounce of wisdom is worth a pound of wit. CHARLES PENNING Appearance speaks louder than, words. MILDRED PFANZ Girl Reserves. The best part of one9s education is to be born and brought up in the country. BETTY JUNE PFEIFFER Hall Cadet, Library Cadet, Usher. Girl Reserves. uWhen I think, must speak.” LEONARD OLT Football 4, Hall Cadet, F. F. of A. Mirth proiongeth life. CLYDE PHILLIPS Band, Student Council, Boys Club. Orchestra, Stage Craft. The man behind (he bass. 22S322Z2Z2it £22SENIOR EDITION Z355S3 Page 19 ROBERT PRESTON Wrestling 3, 4, Movie Operator, Hall Cadet, Variety Show, '43. Master of the bone-breakers. TOULA RAGIAS President of 1941 Sophomore A class, Student Council, Girls' Club, School Treasurer, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves, DAR Award. Truly a Trusted Treasurer. ROSEMARY RAHN Forensic, Debate, Varieties of 1942, Student Council, Girls' Club, "Firefly," "Mockingbird," Usher, A Cap-peila Choir. She from whose lips dhtine persuasion flows. KENNETH RAU Band, Orchestra, Variety Show '41, Boys' Club. We’re all happy that “Ken” is bark attain. JOHN REBUFFONI Student Council, Boys’ Club, Basketball 2, 3, 4 (Captain), Football 2, 3 4 (Captain), Track 1, 2, 3 4, Hot Stove League "Mockingbird," A Cappella Choir. “Biy Reb” to the rest of the state, but our Johnny to us. MELVIN REED Movie Operator. An introvert surely is he For he asks no one’s company. BETTY RHOADS French Club, "Mockingbird," Les En-fants, Talent Staff, A Cappella Choir. Her voice was ever soft, gentle, and low. DALE ROBERTS Tall, Blonde, and Handsome. JAMES ROBISON Anchors A weigh, my boy— KENNETH ROCKHOLD A dancer right Makes a dance delight. NORMA ROCKWELL Thespian, "Captain Applejack," "Growing Pains," Student Council, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves, Les En-fants, Talent Staff. Bnght Eyes. JACK ROGERS Movie Operator, Boys' Club, Library Cadet. Wit? A dash. Smiles? A pack. Resultt Happy-go-lucky Jack!11. ■ Page 20 r t tiir T I r l t f i F SENIOR EDITION MARVIN ROHRS For if he will, he will, and you may depend on it; But if he won't, he won't, and that's the end of it. FAYE SCHAPPAUGH Student Council, Girls' Club. Loyal to others. VIRGIL ROMANS Band, National Honor Society, Baseball 2, 3, 4 Seldom does he speak, but when he does, you listen. VIRGINIA RUSHFORD Student Council, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves. Whose little body lodged a mighty mind. BETTY JEAN SAHLER Girls' Club, "Firefly,'' "Mockingbird," Varieties of 41, '42, '43, Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir, Les En-fants. Poise is the first lap on the road to success. MARDELL SARNES Girls’ Club, "Mockingbird," Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir. A sweet attractive kind of grace. JAY SCHAFF Peldnois Staff, Secretary-Treasurer of Sophomore B class, Boys’ Club, Talent Staff, Talent Staff Editor, Student Council. He's destined to go through life, “Jim, Jam, Jive"-ing. SHIRLEY SCOTT She who is firm and resolute in will moulds the world to herself. STUART SCOTT Peldnois Staff, Variety Show, Hot Stove Leaugue, Talent Staff, Business Munager of Talent. “Not Lazy—just don't feel like working!" WILLARD SHIPLEY I've had a good time fooling around here! CHARLOTTE SILL The only way to have friends is to be one. BOB SLABAUGH Serving with the colors. 2SSENIOR EDITION .'.'.'.'.'.V.'.'..'.’.V.Y.'.'.V.V.'.V Page 21 PRISCILLA SMOOT SHIRLEY TAYLOR Girls Club, Girl Reserves, Hall Code!. Girls' Club, Girl Reserves. 0nce a friend, always a friend. Ready tQ 8erve DONNA JEAN SNYDER Thespian, President ol Sophomore class, "Captain Applejack," GAA, Girls Club, Student Council, Secretary-Treasurer of Freshman and Junior classes, "Maritana," "Firefly," Variety Show of 41, Cheerleader, Girl Reserves, Les Enfants. The ideal of courtesy, wit, and charm. DICK SOLDWEDEL Hall Cadet, Student Council, Basketball 3, 4, Football 4, Hot Stove League, Baseball 2, 3, 4, Boys Club. At basketball he is a whiz. (One of those state tournament kids.) LEAH SPENSER "Mockingbird " A Cappella Choir. Thy blonde hair my heart enchants. MARY STOWE Pelanois Staff, Band and Orchestra, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves, National Honor Society, Girls' Glee Club. The girl from way out there— EUGENE TAYLOR Football, Baseball 3, 4. A man' man. JEROME THRUSH He has won out—in a quiet way. JEAN UDRY Quill and Scroll, Pekinois Staff, Student Colncil, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves, Talent Staff, Les Enfants. Attractiveness and personality combined. VELMA VAUGHN Girls' Club, Girl Reserves. Good things come in small packages. CHARLES VERPRAET Hall Cadet. My, how we all entry his brightly knitted socks. JOSEPH VIDIC Music Club, "Mockingbird," A Cappella Choir. That smile won't come off.Page 22 SENIOR EDITION KENNETH VOLK The more you know, the more you for yet; so why botherf JEAN WAECHTER Girls' Club, Girl Reserves. With her dimple small She charms them all. BERNIECE WAGONER GLENN WIEBURG Baseball 3, 4, Hall Cadet, Hot Stove League, Student Council, President of Freshman class, Football, Basketball, Boys' Club. Radiance plus. HARRY WILLIAMS Thespian, "Skidding,” "Spring Dance," "H.M.S. Pinafore," "Mar-itana," "Mockingbird," A Cappella Choir, President of '36 class, Hall Cadet. Blessed are thee with thy voice. Les Enfants, Variety Show of 1940. Winning is her way and charming is her smile. HELEN WALBERT Student Council, Girls Club, Girl Reserves. ELLA MAE WILLIAMSON Quill and Scroll, Thespian, Pekinois Staff, Band, "Captain Applejack," GAA, Girls Club, Hall Cadet, Les Enfants. The most manifest sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness. A full rich nature, free to trust. MARIAN WEISENBERGER Girls' Glee Club, "Firefly," "Mockingbird," "A Cappella Choir, Talent Staff. Tired of school and its confusion, now she is some man’s illusion. MARY WILLIAMSON GAA, Girls' Club, Library Cadet, Girl Reserves. Athletic-minded people are always happiest. ROBERT WILLIAMSON Music Club, Band, Orchestra, Secretary-Treasurer of ’42 Junior Class, Boys Club. Duty determines destiny. RUBY WHITE Pekinois Staff, Variety Show. Always reaches toward the best. HENRIETTA WILSON Chorus, Band, Student Council, Girls Club, Orchestra, Girl Reserves, A Cappella Choir. Band was her pride and joy.SENIOR EDITION Page 23 DON WINKEL Student Council, Hall Cadet. Keep smiling and you can never frown. MARGARET WINTERS Student Council, "Firefly," "Mockingbird," A Cappolla Choir. Industrious soul. She'll reach her goal. • MINNIE WOLFER Student Council, Girls' Club, Glee Club, Girl Reserves. When she speaks she says something worth knowing. NORMA WOODLEY Girl Reserves. A maiden modest, yet self possessed. HAROLD YOCUM Band, "Maritana," "Mockingbird," A Cappella Choir. Future Harry James. CLARENCE ZELL Cross Country, Hot Stove League, Talent Staff, Hall Cadet, Student Council. He must have been a clock-maker’s son. Because he certainly can run! BILL ZIEBOLD Peldnois Staff, Hall Cadet. As trustworthy as an old shoe. JAMES ZIMMERMANN "Firefly," "Mockingbird," A Cappella Choir. A quiet conscience makes one serene. LESLIE LOWER He’s already true To the Red, White, and Blue. CAMERA DODGERS AVIS BUSBY Band, Student Council, Girls' Club, Orchestra, Strings. Bassoons are rare nowadays; bassoonists are rarer. KENNETH GOODIN Never do today what can be done tomorrow. DON O'KEEFE Thespian, Boys Club, Peldnois Staff, "Captain Applejack," Student Council, Variety Show of 1941. He is a good orator who con-iHnces himself. HUBERT PAPE Hall Cadet. With winning ways, slow but sure. He charms the maidens demure. YYYtYIIliyiv;v v ■ ■« ■ ■■ ■rvi ■yir Pride oi PCHS — The BandPERSONNEL Because of ils willingness to "add its bit" to all school, civic, and patriotic affairs, the band is an organization of which PCHS can be exceptionally proud. During the fall and early winter, its main work was marching. The snappy members of the marching unit appeared with their original and unique formations at all the football games at home, making the period between halves an interesting and lively one. After the marching season, preparations began for indoor work such as organizing the concert band and working up lively marches for basketball games. During t h e regular games, the band formed a scintillating background for the exciting atmosphere. The band's night to really shine forth, however, came on February 23, 1943, at the benefit game between Pekin and East Peoria. The attendance at this year’s game was record-breaking. Because all instrumental contests have been ruled out in the state of Illinois, an exchange of band chapel programs with Manual Training High of Peoria was substituted. During the second semester of the 1942-43 term, the band presented two chapel programs in the PCHS auditorium and a series of twilight concerts in the spring. The person most indispensable to a band is its director—Mr. Clarence Roth, who has produced a versatile group that can change in an instant from the snappy tempo of a Sousa's Band to the low, sweet strains of a Philharmonic Symphony. Members of the band are: Flutes: Evelyn Albers, Joy Dirksen, Eilah Vogelsang, Car-maline Montgomery, and Joan Hackler. Bassoons: Avis Busby, Alice Charlton. Bass Clarinet: James Bruce. E-flat Saxaphones: Dorothlyne Pinchon, Norma Heiken, Patsy Samuelson, Henry Stockeri, Richard Bolam, Robert Faux. B-flat tenor Saxaphones: John Bolam, Albert Heiser, Robert Warner. Alto Clarinet: Barbara Kit- chell, Billie Jean Jent. B-flat Clarinet: Norma Cooper, Wilma Fornoff, Lorene Maxwell, Marcia Hinds, Marilyn Hinds, Charlene Clarke, Eleanora Cappi, Mr. Clarence Roth Mary Lou Andrews, Marilyn Albrecht, Marjorie Reed, Helen Noreiul, Ellen Geer, Imogene Morrison, Ilene Palmer, Dorothy Waechter, Robert Rushford, Ina Lee Skinner, James Stolley, Richard Stolley, Arthur Valie, Ilene Vogel, Kathleen Flynn, Connie Golianis, Patricia Hamaan, Virginia King, Richard Leiby, Mary Maltby, Donna McKinley, Dorothy Meintz. Cornets: Donald Bailey, Lois Hanscomb, Gene Hartman, Ruth Johnson, Phil Kriegsman, Dorothy Neavear, Robert Orr, Betty Schmidgall, Leroy Sunderland, Louis Taylor, Dan Williams, Harvey French, Edward Gallagher, Robert Gerzetich, William Hill, Leslie Kepner, Arthur McSchool-er, Gerald Oilman, Richard Seeyle, Carolyn Waltmire, Harold Yokum, Barbara Hill. Trumpets: Richard Koobs, Marjorie Latham, Aileen Wood-mancy. Baritones: Ruth Lohnes, Paul Moorhouse, Dale Runyan, Marvin Crum, Bette Jean Soldwedel. Trombones: John Sommer, Ted Johnson, Wilma Ambrose, Robert Miars, Joanna Shroeder. Sousaphone: Delbert Kirk, James Moses, Mary Ellen Wallace, Clyde Phillips, Everett Fischer, Lyle Carter, Eugene Taylor. Percussion: Randall Dobbins, George Doren, James Wallinger, Ronald Shelling, Kenneth Rau, Ada LaVerne Hild. ‘■VA1 iVi i iY■ A iV iViViV AY WA Cappella Choir Girls' Choir MUSIC HATH CHARMS_________________________SENIOR EDITION Page 27 LISTEN TO "THE MOCKING BIRD" Principals in the Cast The A Cappella choir, under the direction of Mr. Harry Langley, presented many concerts this year both for the students and for the public. The spring vesper heard on April 11 featured the newly-organized girls' choir. The program was presented in three parts: first, a group of patriotic songs followed by several numbers by the all girls' choir and, as a conclusion, the entire choir presented a group of sacred hymns. Besides presenting the vesper, the choir has appeared for the county teachers' convention, for baccalaureate and commencement exercises and has also presented several concerts for the community. Miss Carolyn Wilkinson accompanies the choir. The opera this year was "The Mocking Bird," a story of the French settlements in New Orleans during the eighteenth century. The many duets and solos of the production added to the glamour of the musical performance. Costumes contributed to the exciting galaxy of events and the dignified atmosphere. Mildred Behrends and Bill Waldmeier portrayed the leading romantic roles. But not to be forgotten are the musical members of the group of French Settlers, the choir, which added to the opera considerably. Main characters in the opera were Wayne McGlinn, Clyde Parish, Marvin Jenkins, Nila Mae Allison, Harry Williams, Argel Allen, Dick Brown, Leah Spenser, LaVon Hall, Barbara Renfer, Joyce Hancock, Ilene Ozella, Rosemary Rahn, and Allen Weber.Miss Melba Reid During the year, Thespian troupe 146 initiated 25 new members into the National Thespian Dramatic Honor Society. New and old members alike enjoyed a very successful season. PCHS National Thespian Troupe was established on January 1, 1931, and the troupe charter, signed by Robert W. Johnson, Helen Hiett, Henry Whitfield, Ruth Weeks, Richard Von Der Heide, and E. Louise Falkin, sister of Miss B. W. Fal-kin, head of the English department, now hangs in the main office. The first-semester officers were as follows: president, Norma Rockwell, vice-president, Eugene Alesandrini, and secrtary-treasurer, Louise Coryell. The officers for the second semester were president, Vera Green, vice-president, Dean Wieburg, secretary-treasurer, Judy Donahue. The Thespians made a contribution of forty dollars to the nation-wide stage canteen campaign, for which they received TROOPERS OF UNIT 146 a certificate of recognition. During the year, the Thespians have been complimented for their presentations of productions to various clubs and organizations. In order to better the organization, the Thespians have attempted to arrange better programs for their meetings in "The Little Theater." They also maintain a point system which the members use to total their points received by participating in dramatical events. These points, when totaled, decide whether or not the member is active enough to benefit the club and to be retained. In advancing the cause of dramatics at Pekin High, the Thespians have cooperated wholeheartedly with their sponsor, Miss Melba Reid, who came at the beginning of the year to replace Pvt. George Sparks. The 1943 dramatic season at PCHS began successfully with "Growing Pains," the all-school play, under the direction of Miss Melba Reid. "Growing Pains" was presented October 22 and 23 to two large and enthusiastic audiences who thoroughly enjoyed the complications arising throughout the entire show. The cast included Dean Wieburg, Dorlene Gianessi, Eva Mae Gurney, James Bramlage, Josephine Lyon, La Vonne Hainline, Patricia Champion, Eugene Al-esandri, Bill Strickfaden, Bob Fuller, Gene Kumpf, Jack Campbell, Don Albers, Mary Jean D:‘m!er, Pat Frye, Jacquline Jenkins, Vera Pearl Green, Judy Donahue. The extras were Norma Cooper, A1 Weber, Norma Rockwell, Robert Preston, Paula Sie-bens, Fritz Joesting, Louise Coryell, Walter Fluegal, Jean King, and Jack Rosenberg. Growing PainsPage 29 THIS YEAR’S FOOTLIGHT FEATS Presented by the combined music and drama departments, the annual Christmas vesper, December 13, formed a very impressive and appropriate program entitled, "Christmas Throughout the Ages." Every school has one and so did PCHS. What? A junior class play, entitled "Every Family Has One." Performing for a packed house on February 5 and 6, the performance given by the junior class was heartily praised by the pleased audience. This comedy in three acts dealt with the troubles of marriage planning which were humorously solved by the grandmother of the Reardons, Nana, outstandingly portrayed by Mary Jean Dimler. The cast was as follows: Colette Lowman, Shirley Petrie, George Petrie, Sara Hinshaw, Clara Kuntz, Dale Runyon, Betty Lou Pierce, A1 Weber, Paula Siebens, and George Iftner. The drama 2 class was responsible for a fine radio show, "What We Defend" presented March 2. This program gave an answer to the cynics who find it difficult to justify our present conflict. A one-act play, "Mr. F,” enacted by four well-known PCHS dramatists, was awarded first place in the sectional speech meet, and was placed second in the state finals held at Champaign, April 17. The cast for the winning performance was Mary Jean Dimler, Paul Belk, Allen Weber, Vernon Lewis. Stage Crew, Ilene O z e 11 a and Pat Champion, accompanied them to the contest. American Education Week was appropriately observed by PCHS when the drama department presented "Education for Democracy," based upon the fact that our democracy is founded upon education for all people. Three Thespians were entered in the sectional speech contest in interpretative work. Mary Jean Dimler won first in verse reading with "Murder at Lidice," thereby qualifying for the state contest, at which she captured first place and was privileged to EVERY FAMILY HAS ONE speak over station WILL at Champaign. Vernon Lewis took third place in the sectional with a cutting from "Watch On the Rhine" by Lillian Heilman. Dean Wieburg won second place in the comedy reading division with "George Washington Slept Here," by Moss Hart and George Kaufman. Climaxing the dramatic season was the senior class play, "Lost Horizon," presented May 6 and 7 in the PCHS auditorium. The mystery of Shangri-La was exceptionally fascinating and everyone's attention was held during the performance. Vernon Lewis's realistic portrayal of the principal character was acknowledged "superb." Also to be complimented were Margaret Flynn, Leah Spenser, Roland Champion, Bob Fuller, Harvey Anderson, Paul Belk, Ella Mae Williamson, Don Winkel, Vera Pearl Green, Norma Rockwell, Harry Williams, Judy Donahue and Frances Lampitt.Page 30_______________________ SENIOR ED TT TO N__ Girls' Club Council Edith Gramlich, Adviser NEW HEIGHTS FOR GIRLS' CLUB The Girls' Club has marked another successful year n the achievement book of PCHS. The girls elected in June of 1942 to represent the entire membership of the club on the cabinet were Jean King president; Nita Mae Allison, vice-president,-Mary Pauline Barthel, senior rep-seniative; Merla Hundt, junior representative,- Charlene Clarke, sophomore representative,- and Marcia Heim, freshman representative. Additional girls se- lected to assist the cabinet in its work were Maxine Arnett, Harriet Brosmer, Helen Cannon, Carol Dennis, Margaret Ann Friedrich, Virginia Hagney, llene Ozella, Margaret Ann Snowden, Joy Snyder, and Ruth Weimer. The Girls' Club accomplished four extra projects besides their regular monthly faculty teas, matinee dances, and programs. They assisted the Red Cross in making supplies for soldier's kits. The annual Christmas project consisted of making Christmas dinner menus for the Dutch flyers stationed in the United States for training. Another project was that of sending boxes of used playthings to the Japanese-American camp in Poston, Arizonia. The final project of the club was to provide entertainment and an extra treat for the "Shut-ins" at Oak Knoll Sanitorium each month. MATH DEPARTMENT HONORS MEMBERS-ON-LEAVE Girls' Club Hostesses Entertain Faculty At Monthly TeasSENIOR EDITION Page 31 V.V. .'.'.'.V.'.V.1.1.1.1.1.1.'.'.1.-. . Eleanor McCoy, Adviser Under the supervision of Miss Eleanor McCoy, the PCHS Girl Reserves have done their bit in forwarding the war effort. Their war-mindedness has been proved by the grease campaign conducted every Thursday throughout the semester. The cooperation of the students and faculty has made this most recent war-effort project worthwhile. The faculty members who have advised and directed the Girl Reserves this year are Miss Eleanor McCoy, post-graduate and senior A adviser Miss Gladys Brainard, senior B and junior A adviser; Miss Francis Howard, junior B, sophomore B and A adviser; Miss Emma Mae Large, freshman A adviser; and Miss Maurine Kemp, freshman B adviser. The Gypsy Patteran, the Kiddy Christmas Party, the Vesper Ini-ation Service, and the annual Mother and Daughter Banquet were outstanding Girl Reserve events of the year. Under the direction of Mr. Theodore Nelson, Pekin High's debate team began early last fall to prepare for the oncoming contests. The debate team, consisting of Rosemary Rahn, Ted Johnson, affirmative; Carolyn Jurgens, Nita Mae Allison, negative; and Patricia Champion, alternate, spent many hours in arranging their speeches on the subject, "Resolved: That There Should Be a Federal World Government." They were ranked third in the Galesburg contest in December. At the Augustana College Tournament, Rock Island, they won three out of twelve debates. Act- ing as host at the sectional speech contest, PCHS debaters came through with flying colors. Gaining victory over Lincoln, the squad then ranked fourth in the state tournament held at Champaign. Besides the debaters, students entered in other groups of the sectionals were Ted Johnson, extempore speaking, who placed second in the sectional; James Bramlage, oratorical declamation, second; Carolyn Jurgens, original oration, second; Vernon Lewis, serious reading, third,- Mary Jean Dim-ler, verse speaking, first; and Dean Wieburg, comedy reading, second. IT'S A DEBATABLE QUESTION.' Page 32 SENIOR EDITTON .w-v.vav.u. •. w w Boys' Club Oliicers The Boys' Club increased in popularity and size during the year, with Jack Rosenberg, president, John Rebufioni, vice-president, and Bob Thomas, secretary-treasurer. Selling candy at football games, a fall party November 5, early initiations, and a play-by-play broadcast of the Lincoln football game preceded the Christmas party. "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" was the Club's contribution to the Variety Show. The annual faculty intramural basketball game sponsored by the club for a nine-cent admission, drew a large crowd. For the first time in history, the Club adopted an emblem, which members wear proudly as a symbol of their brotherhood. Final events of the year were the play-by-play broadcast of the state tournament game, presentation of an American flag to the school for auditorium use, and a spring party in the dress of hard times clothes. MOVIE OPERATORS' CLUB Organized four years ago by Principal F. M. Peterson and Mr. V. C. Dollohon of the science department, the Movie Operators' Club has become one of the most popular boys' groups at Pekin High. The members have proved invaluable in their ability and willingness to show movies for classes, social functions, and civic meetings at PCHS. During the past year, they have collected and sold clothes hangers, and with the proceeds have purchased curtains for the auditorium doors for the special benefit of their audiences. LET IT FLICKERSENIOR EDITION Page 33 STUDENT COUNCIL MARCHES AHEAD The student council, under the leadership o f President Bob Moeckel, has completed another year in which their service has been outstanding, despite wartime handicaps. The entire council, Dean of Girls Edith Gramlich, Dean of Boys Mason Grigsby, and Principal A. G. Haussler convened each Monday noon in room 3 to conduct business, read correspondence, and hear committee reports given by the chairmen. The student council's outstanding accomplishments during the year were as follows: The book exchange, conducted by council members, gave efficient and expert service to students and faculty in the sale of used books. Likewise, the lost and found and social room have continued to be of excellent value to PCHS students. The council, through the health committee, conducted the sale of bangles in the fall and aided in the tuberculin tests given to seniors and freshmen this spring by Dr. Fast of Oak Knoll Sani-torium. The junior Red Cross committee has assisted in sending needed supplies to members of the armed forces and has kept the service flag up to date. The council had charge of plans for the recent student council presidential campaign and election. Twelve delegates represented Pekin at the state convention held April 30 and May 1 at the Hotel Pere Marquette in Peoria. PEN AND INK TALENT The 1943 Talent Magazine, published each year for the purpose of giving recognition to the literary talents of students, was adorned with block prints, a feature which previous volumes did not contain. Under the direction of Miss Bernice Falkin, Talent faculty adviser, the staff worked cooperatively in three committees: fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. After the committees had judged the material, it was turned over to the editor and assistant editor who passed on it and then submitted it to the critical eye of Miss Falkin for last minute grammatical corrections. As a whole, the Talent Magazine, volume number five, was a splendid success and appreciated by all purchasers. The staff consisted of the following: editor, Jay Schaff; assistant editor, Margaret Ann Friedrich; business manager, Stuart Scott; art editor, Lois Cheeseman; assistant art editor, Cecelia Kitchell; fiction committee, Chairman Margaret Flynn, Anne Belle Johannes, Frances Lampitt, Lois Cheese-man, James Smith, Gene Parker, Vera Mae Dille; non-fiction com- Two PCHS students participated on the program: In a three- minute speech, Merla Hundt informed all convention members as to Pekin High's contribution to the war effort, and Mary Pauline Barthel was a member of the resolutions committee. Various committees have also selected lyceums for the coming year and have attempted to improve traffic jams. Winding up the year's activities, student council members held their annual picnic at Detweiler Park. The additional officers for the year were vice-president, first semester, Don O'Keefe, second semester, Mary Pauline Barthel, secretary, Rosemary Rahn, and treasurer, Toula Ragias. Editors mittee, Chairman Marian Weis-enberger, Goldie Larimore, Cecelia Kitchell, James Stolley, Iris Hall, Betty Rhoads, poetry committee, Chairman Paula Sei-bens, Jo Lyon, Marjorie Witt, Winifred Kalb, Jean Udry, John Sommer. SENIOR EDITION Page 34 CHEERS FOR PIGSKIN SQUAD With the return of only three lettermen, John Helm, Tom Newman, and Captain John Rebuf-foni, the Chinks' outlook was not encouraging at the opening of the 1942 football season. For the first time in seventeen years, Coach Glen Haussler was not directing the team, for he had been advanced to the rank of principal after the departure of Capt. F. M. Peterson for the army. Jim Lewis, who had been "Frenchy's'' assistant for several years and had "learned the ropes” during that time, was made head coach. Coach Lewis had experienced set-backs as well as victories under "Frenchy” but with Gordon McKenzie, a University of Illinois graduate, assisting him, he determined to have a superior squad during his first year at the reins. Beginning training a week before school opened in September, Coaches Lewis and McKenzie set out to overcome the obstacles which are created when an inexperienced and outweighed team takes to the gridiron against a more expert squad. However, with all their handicaps, the Chinks responded to "Big Jim’s" coaching and were often outweighed but never outfought during the season. This was proved by the wins and losses: Pekin won games over Washington, Canton, Manual, and Central. The Chinks lost to Lincoln, Streator, Spaulding, and Bloomington. Pekin and East Peoria fought to a tie. At the end of the season, the following boys had won varsity letters: Howard Adkins, Richard Brown, Roland Champion, Charles Eskrich, John Helm, Mar- vin Jenkins, Robert Moeckel, Tom Newman, Richard Sold-wedel, Eugene Taylor, Glen Wie-burg, and Captain John Rebuf-foni. All were seniors and played their last games for Pekin. The underclassmen who received letters are Lester Haney, Don McMullen, Edward Olt, Stanford Schmidt, and Ed Shane. Edward Olt and Stanford Schmidt were named co-captains for the games in the following 1943 schedule: Sept. 10—Open. Sept. 17—Woodruff—here. Sept. 24—Canton—there. Oct. 1—Lincoln—here. Oct. 7—Manual—there. Oct. 15—Streator—there. Oct. 22—Central—here. Oct. 28—Spaulding—there. Nov. 5—East Peoria—here.Pekin High's victorious basketball team ended an exciting season by winning their way to the state tournament. Pekin ended the season with 13 wins and 11 losses for a .542 average, rating third in the Big 12 with 6 wins and 3 losses for a percentage of .67. The team also ranked third in the Illini conference, with 5 wins and 5 losses for an average of .500. Pekin made a total of 903 points to their opponents’ 831 points, and made over a thousand points while participating in the tournaments. The team consisted of cocaptains Johnny Rebufioni and Dick Soldwedel, Glen Wieburg, Charles Eskrich, Bob Moeckel, Howard Adkins, John Moor-house, Ed Shane, Stanford Schmidt, Don McMullen, Dewey Portuto, Bob Ross, Joe Connelly, Ralph Taylor, and Ed Olt. Coach Jim Lewis will have to start from scratch next year, as the first seven st a r s are graduating seniors. Pekin started the season by losing their first game to Tremont. Regaining their equilibrium, the Chinks won three in a row, but in return, lost the next three. Again snapping out of their slump, they walloped Washington. Traveling to Kewanee and on to Rockford, they lost two more out-of-town games. Recuperating from the trip and the double loss, they won three more. After receiving a beating from Canton here, Pekin eased into another slump and lost four straight. Deciding to cut loose, the Chinks defeated five teams: Manual, Normal, Streator, Spalding, and Central. The Raiders from East Peoria put a stop to Pekin's winning streak by defeating them at the band benefit game, but all ended well, with Pekin taking the last game of the season from Lincoln. The Chinks went on to win the regional and sectional tournaments making their way to the state, where Wood River eliminated them after a bloody battle in the first game. Page 36 SENIOR EDITION .. BASEBALL The 1943 baseball season is full of promise for the Pekin Chinks if the results of the first three games are any indication of how the rest of the season will turn out. Coach Jim Lewis has seven returning lettermen from last year's aggregation, winning ten of the twenty games played. These boys are Virgil Romans, Gene Taylor, Charles Eskrich, Robert Moeckel, Dick Soldwedel, Robert Monge, and Sherrill Maurer. Boys showing considerable promise in practice are Glen Wieburg, who pitched a no-hit, no-run game against Washington in his first start, Don McMullen, first baseman,- Wall McCabe, second baseman; Adrian Miller, third base; Stan Schmidt, Leonard Flynn, and Eddie Shane in the outfield. Bill Waldmeier is the manager this year. Results of the first three games are victories over East Peoria, 7-1, Washington, 6-0, and Mackinaw, 7-4. The reginoal and sectional tournaments will both be held here this year. TENNIS PCHS has finally come through with an excellent tennis team. In the past years, Coach Robert Walker has always turned out a tennis team with one or two fair players. This year, Coach Walker has more than enough to carry him through the season. The team consists of the veteran lettermen, Captain John Moorhouse, George Petri, Jack Rosenberg, Roland Champion, and Jim Moses. Wilson Besant played enough to earn a minor award. Ronald Lakin is out for his first time and has been playing first and second positions. Ted Johnson is also out. Those returning will be Besant, Moses, Lakin, and Johnson. These boys, with the aid of newcomers, will form next year's net team. TRACK The PCHS cinder men began their season with a bang. In their first three meets, they defeated East Peoria and Peoria Manual. Then the tide turned and they passed the hat to Peoria Central. Captain C. A. Johnson led the team in the mile. Walter McMul-lin threw the discus, Ed Shane topped the standards on the high jump, Marvin Jenkins was an all around man in the hurdles, 100 yard dash, and other events. Stanford Schmidt helped the scores on the shotput and the pole vault. The coach will have many veterans for next year's team. MAC” PRIZE WINNING PHOTO submitted by ROLAND PETRIE to whom is awarded a complimentary copy of THE SENIOR PEKINOIS SENIOR EDITION Page 37 "Timely" best describes this year's Spring Frolic with its patriotic numbers, Easier specialties, and demonstrations of the physical fitness program. Directed by Miss Eleanor Francis and Miss Mary E. O'Connor, the Frolic was divided into three parts, with the PCHS jazz orchestra forming the musical background. The costuming for each number was gay and colorful. Outstanding was the finale, "The Grand Old Flag." Each girl, carrying a tiny flag on her shoulder, formed a moving mass of red, white, and blue.Page 38 SENIOR EDITION THE STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER The Majorettes Salute Bands are never complete without drum majorettes, and PCHS is no exception. The majorettes' wands of silver are set off by their new red-and-white costumes. The spotlight is centered on them at the basketball and Six seniors, who are now bidding farewell to GAA activities, have upheld the qualities emphasized in their GAA song — sportsmanship, fellowship, and loyalty. Although they will be missed, these seniors leave with the feeling that GAA will carry on and stand true to its ideals. Congratulations are extended by the seniors to those who have served as officers for the past year under the direction of Miss Eleanor Francis and Miss Mary E. O'Conner: President Wilma Z'mmer-man, Vice-President Carol Naven, Secretary-Treasurer LaVerna football games, as they twirl rhythmically to the chords of a snappy march. This year, PCHS points with pride to four girls.-Florence Brumms, Ellen Buss, Ruth Lohnes, and Pat Starcevich for their ever-praised twirling. SIX GAA SENIORS Michael, and Program Chairman Jenesse Allen. Those six seniors who have been so highly praised by the other members are those: La- Verna Michael, who was an active member and served as an officer, will long be remembered. Ruth Betzelberger, who has all the vim and vigor to make an excellent GAA member, will leave a vacancy hard to fill. Nimble Donna Jean Snyder, who has been in GAA since entering high school, will also be greatly missed. Marge Beetler and Goldie Larimore have spent many a delightful evening in the girl's gym. Mary Jo Gunsten, although Twirlers she's not very big, was mighty when it came to sports. All in all, the GAA members of the past year have been good sports — willing to cooperate in any job asked of them. So, to these seniors, we bid farewell and wish the best of luck. Head "Yeller" this year was versatile Helen Hayes. Other cheerleaders were, left to right, Rufus Skaggs, Mary Jean D.'mler, Donna Jean Snyder, and Vera Pearl Green. Those not shown in the picture are Sammy (Machine gun) Joesting and Robert (Tod) Fuller. YEA RED! YEA WHITE!PEEKIN THROUGH THE CHINKS Recall The Day When — Wilma Houston belonged to the trio dance team? A football pin adorned the sweater of Betty Jean Sahler? Veronica Lake hairstyle was popular and keeping up with fashions was Avis Busby with her blonde locks covering her right eye? "Emmie'' Maquet and Sherill Maurer were bashful? My, how time flies I Arriving to take his first piano lesson, Art Price switched to tap dancing instead, but the keys still rattle at his slightest touch. The three PCHS boys, Carl A. Johnson, Dick Soldwedel, Vernon Lewis, worked as life-guards at the pool and wore jeep-hats over their bangs? Frequent trips were made to Peoria by Les Jones, Walt Flue-gal, and Carl L. Johnson. On the grade school campus, Jimmy Zimmermann thought La Verna Eschmeyer's voice enthralling. Silence was a virtue (?) of Glenn Wieburg? Bob Jackson didn't dance? Now watch him and pal, Kenneth Rockhold, go to town. First-grader Frances Lampilt had sticky paper put on her mouth for talking too much? Jean Udry was sent home for wearing extremely short dresses and three-quarter socks, in midwinter? Johnny Rebuffoni starred at all the basketball games? Dean Grisby led the Conga line at the Homecoming Dance? Vera Pearl Green, the flash of the campus, was giving the fellows the run-around for Hough? When Walt Fluegal and Mary Pauline Barthel finally decided to go steady again, so they they could split up and have another one of those reconciliations? (Ho-Hum) Bob Moeckel won the election for student council proxy and how late Fritz Joesting stayed up the night (and morning) before, campaigning? Toula Ragias won the DAR award? Judy Donahue roamed the halls with the gang or the familiar red-head answering to the name of Patches? Stripes weren't on the trousers of " V i r g " Elliot, La Verna Michael's beau? Bill Moeckel didn't need a bi-cycle-built-for-two to take Pauline Fox home? Dancing in gym class with Mr. Berg was the pleasure bestowed upon Glenna "Tick" May? A pulling party was seen stretching Lum Betson to a mere six feet? History was more pleasant for Roland Champion with a picture, taken in Peoria, at which to gaze? Familiar in the park vicinity, Harry Williams, switched to a more musical background? SENIOR WILL We, the graduating seniors, knowing the urgent needs of the lower classmen, do hereby bequeath and will some of our most cherished possessions. I, "Bud Adkins, hereby will my walk, better know as the "South Pekin Swagger," to John Sommer. 1, Annetta Adams, will my gentle grace to Judy Rollins. I, Marge Beetler, do bequeath all my undergraduate admirers to anyone who will spend at least one hour every evening in Hackler's Drug Store. I, Louise Coryell, will my neat hair-do to Pat Ehreit. I, Frances Lampiit, give my slightly-used locker mirror to LeVonne Hainline and Jo Lyon, who really need it. I, Walt Fluegal, will my parking place by the church to any underclassman who is lucky enough to have a horse and buggy. I, Johnny Rebuffoni, will my physique to next year's football squad. I, Carolyn Jurgens, will my speaking ability (with gestures) to Marge Dille. I, Priscilla Smoot, will my cool temper to Sally Wallinger. We, Goldie Larimore, Iris Hall, and Marge Beetler, will our seats at Sherman's at noon, to anyone who buys his lunch and has fifteen cents. I, Leslie Jones, will my ability to get along with my teachers to John Tibbs. I, Vera (Helena Rubenstein) Dille, will my secret formula for making lipstick to Marilyn Diehl. (Formula—Melt three or four old lipsticks, heat, stir well, pour in test tube.) After giving these, our beloved possessions, we hope that the underclassmen will profit by their newly acquired talents. We do hereby sign and seal this, our last will and testament, on the first day of May, in the year of our Lord, 1943. The Senior Class. Witnesses: The Pekinois staff.Page 40 SENIOR EDITION ■ ■ QUILL AND SCROLLERS POSE AT ISHSPA CUBS COVER COPY ‘■rtfflraKTCargr Lohnes Print Shop Ai last! The final issue of the Pekinois is completed. The long thought-of day has arrived I For the rest of the semester we can leave the school building at 3:30 with all the other kids—not a care in the world—no deadline to meet—no copy to be read— no headlines to be labored over. O happy day. But, alas, does this seem to strike a false note? Perhaps this is the day we had dreamed of a month ago when we regarded the eds as tyrants constantly yelling, "We want copy." But now, as the time has come to bid goodbye to the journalism lab, all our small trials fairly melt away in the remembrance of our first articles in print or our headlines actually being accepted by the ed! The over-night stay at Champaign t o attend the annual ISHSPA convention in the fall is not to be forgotten. Oh what fun roaming the halls—strolling around the campus — actually thrilling to the excitement of seeing a "daily" in operation. Yes, we've had fun and along with it, we've tried to give you the best in a school paper—a paper that is appealing—and yet we've attempted to arouse enthusiasm not only in the students but also in citizens of the community in our war projects. Working with Margaret Flynn, editor, we have spent long hours writing and rewriting to make each issue of the Pekinois a thing to be looked forward to. Carolyn Jurgens as editorial writer, Thelma Hild and Virginia Colvin as news editors, first semester, and Billie Jean Allen and Jo Lyons, second semester, you have been kept well informed as to the current events of PCHS. Sports editor Fritz Joesting has given you the latest in the sports highlights. Exchange editor Marge Beetler has seen that the Pekinois has been sent to various schools throughout the country. The clothes closet by Jean Udry and Joan Hackler, the Chinks column by Randall Dobbins, the senior studes by Ella Mae Williamson, and Echoes column by Johnny Rebuffoni have all supplied you with feature stories. Art editor Lois Cheeseman has added that artistic touch to the Pekinois. And, of course, without the faithful cub reporters, your paper just would not have been. So, until next year when the cubs take over the horshoe copy table, we bid you goodbye at the end of a successful year. The Scribes of ’42-'43.KV K' • ,r ry '°r • K M f— • ri t P - % % ' |t 4 ftft. • n»- F 4 F m r % • • ■- % ( « F B I • I ' • 1 4—ft ' 4 . • S F to V Sif i v f t -ftlft 4 -A lir'Vt 4 tN « rV t Y 1 '? 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