Pekin High School - Pekinian Yearbook (Pekin, IL)

 - Class of 1944

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Page 7 SENIOR EDITION 7-m 1' i s at I La l I 'Z " ll I ill l 4 . .J e Q' Rose Adcoclc Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Re- serves. Quite as .invert a Mfrs, Ax ever looked in a looking glasrr. Wilma Aclcoclc Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Library Cadet, Girl Reserves. An artist at heart. Bette Alls Band, Student Council, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves. Generally speakinn. 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. Jenness Allen Variety Show '43, Student Counf cil, GAA, Girls' Club, Girl Re- serves, A Cappella Choir. llrr aetion ealm. Wilma Ambrose Band, Orchestra, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves. Happy go lurky, jolly and gay, Always randy for 'work or for play. Charles Arms Wrestling I, 2, 3, 4, Capt., Hall Cadet. "Bucky" Lfr ai merry lad, Always laughing never nad. Joan Ashley ll's a friendly heart that har: plenty of friends. ' Mary Baker Student Council, Girl Reserves. Ever loyal, mrer true, To rr'haterre'r task xhe has to do. Elizabeth Barnes GAA, Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, "The Moclring Bird," Girl Re- serves, A Cappella Choir. Of manner gentle. Of ayfcrtion mild. Raymond Bennett 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 joys. Dick Berger Hall Cadet. His cheerful disposition han won many friends. Q 1 fl. 'CP ll l ll . Ll I f ' '3

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LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE By Jo 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 winnen 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 countries. 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

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il? t Q ' I K it ll ' llll,ij-, Lum Betsorr Manager ot Football and Bas- lcetball. N He may he "Lunmiie" to you He noir' ri-eairs Navy Blue. Helen Bishop Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves. Rad hair that lzermnes hc'1'. Dorothy Black Student Council, Girls' Club. Do you. know what this girl's got? P6?'l'S0'lQ-llrlifjl plus, that's Dot! John Bolam Band, Jazz Orchestra, Orchestra. Varieties '43, Boys' Club. A 'man with a great future. Miriam Bond Girls' Club, Lost and Found Cadet, Hall Cadet. Always looking at the bright side of life. Wilma Booten Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Re- serves. Wilma Booten. prim and neat In 1'eff'1'f'nce to dancing shr1's hard to beat. SENIOR EDITION Page B Phyllis Bowen Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Rc- serves, Assistant, Varieties ol i'44." Blonde bombshell. Mary Jane Breaden Girls' Club, Girl Reserves. Once a friend Always u, friend. James Bruce Band, Drum Major, Varcly Show oi '41, '42, '43, Student Council, Orchestra, Movie Oper- ator, National Honor Society. We'll a'urays 1'l"lllCHlbPT him shvutin' dawn James Field. Jack Buerlcle Jack and his Model A Ford- - the inscpa-1'able pair. Francis Burnham National Honor Society. The girl with looks Knows her books. William Callaway There is a, lad who has curly hair IIe's fond of a lady tall and fair. Y Lf L,- l 1,1 ll fill

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