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Page 8 text:
LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE
The old gremlin hag rubbed her
gnarled hands together, and in her
thin, cracked voice, she said to me,
"Very well, my child, I shall gaze
into my crystal ball and read for
you the future destiny of these
seniors of the I944 graduating
class of Pekin High." From the
futures she related to me, let us
take an imaginary trip and learn
of what will come to pass.
As I arrive in the city, I decide
first to buy a newspaper. This
article is obtained from that thrivg
ing news company owned by
Rosenberg, Johannes and Schmidt,
Inc. I see on the bookstand, books
of various types, by Irma Rau,
Billie Jean Allen, and Joe Connelly.
These people have made a place
in the world I know. Glancing hur-
riedly at the front page of "The
Press," I scan a writeup of a new
stage success, with the star, none
other than Mary Jean Dimler.
Down in the corner on the same
page are the Court Notes. I
notice that Attorney Portia Dor-
man has charge of the case of
Schaller versus Mattheessen.
Swish! What's that as I step
out into the street? Mary Han-
sen, paddle in hand, is chasing her
little son, Richard, who has just
thrown a baseball through the
window of the Guthrie and Fabry
Clothing, Hardware, Drug, and
Secondhand Shop, Inc. on Capitol
Street. Richard, however, is lead-
ing his mother a merry chase, and
SENIOR EDITION Page 6
I won't wait to see who is the
Advancing into the night life of
this teeming metropolis, we go
first to the Bijou theater, where
Helen Miller, the lady manager,
remembering me as an old friend,
gives me the choice remaining seat
in the house, aisle I, row 2, seat
I3I The feature attraction is en-
titled "The Mysterious Marine" or
"Have You Seen C. A.?" starring
Melvin "Tyrone" Thompson, and
Merla "Veronica" Hundt. The car-
toon is one of the funniest ever
seen, and I revel in amazement,
another class of '44'ers made good
-the animated life skit is by
Eugene "Mac" McDanielsI Having
enjoyed this bit of movieland, we
wander over to the Tumble Inn
where we find Alan Weber and his
Million Dollar Music-Makers giv-
ing the local yokels a thrill with his
one night appearance. The man-
ager, of this place of frivilous liv-
ing, John Sommer, remembering
me, shakes my hand, and makes me
welcome. Upon checking my hat,
I seem to see something familiar
about the hat-check man, and
then it comes to me, it's George
lftner. The head waiter, Don Al-
bers, shows me to the best table,
and I sink into the comfortable
chair, for an hour of enjoyment.
The floor show has a girls' chorus,
and Eilah Vogelsang, Wini Kalb,
Bonnie Singley, Carol Dennis, Har-
riet Walkington, are a part of
them as they trip past in colorful
costumes of the Latin-American
By this time, I am worn-out, but
I resolve to stop and have a ham-
burger. The nearest joint, is "Co-
lette and Eddie's" "the best and
biggest burgers in town" is their
motto. I have just time enough
to grab a bus for my destination,
and I find Jack Sarff doing an able
job of driving aforesaid vehicle.
Finally, as I snuggle down among
the blankets, sooo sleepy, I re-
member, I forgot to ask the old
hag what the future holds for mel
Page 7 text:
5 SEN OR EDITION
HONOR STUDENTS IN HONOR SOCIETY
DECORATED BY THREE WARRIORS IN SERVICE
THE PILOTS KNOW THEIR BUSINESS
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Page 7 SENIOR EDITION
Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Re-
Quite as .invert a Mfrs,
Ax ever looked in a looking glasrr.
Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Library
Cadet, Girl Reserves.
An artist at heart.
Band, Student Council, Girls'
Club, Girl Reserves.
shes generally H1l!'l1.lCl'fl.fI.
Billie Jean Allen
Forensic, Quill and Scroll, De-
bate, Pelrinois Stall, Band, Girls'
Club, Orchestra, Girl Reserves,
National Honor Society.
When she 'reaehex fame,
"Doe" will he her name.
Variety Show '43, Student Counf
cil, GAA, Girls' Club, Girl Re-
serves, A Cappella Choir.
llrr aetion ealm.
Band, Orchestra, Girls' Club,
Happy go lurky, jolly and gay,
Always randy for 'work or for
Wrestling I, 2, 3, 4, Capt., Hall
"Bucky" Lfr ai merry lad,
Always laughing never nad.
ll's a friendly heart that har:
plenty of friends. '
Student Council, Girl Reserves.
Ever loyal, mrer true,
To rr'haterre'r task xhe has to do.
GAA, Girls' Club, Hall Cadet,
"The Moclring Bird," Girl Re-
serves, A Cappella Choir.
Of manner gentle.
Of ayfcrtion mild.
Band, Student Council, Hall
Cadet, National Honor Society.
He jokes with the girls, he jokes
with the boys.
And out of life he gels many
His cheerful disposition han won
ll . Ll
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