Pekin High School - Pekinian Yearbook (Pekin, IL)

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THE PEKINOIS SENIOR ISSUE 1945 PCHS is not a thing apart; it is closely related to the whole community. It is life itself. Everyone officially connected with PCHS is eager to make these important experiences as rich and happy as possible. At PCHS, students are important; and everything that is important to them is important to PCHS. n ; ► r The activities of PCHS are guided by the philosophy that everything is education which educates. Much time and emphasis are placed upon activities which help to develop personality and social consciousness. A. G. HAUSSLER, Principal 1-----------------------------------MANY OF THE ’45 CHINKS HAVE ENTERED THE RANKS OF OUR BRAVE ARMY Adams, Arthur Bailey, Kenneth Bussone, Charles Davin, Jack Fischer, Louis R. French, Harvey Funk, Sam Gay, Larry Goodwin, Don Hild, Leonard Hornback, Jack Jost, Richard King, Jay R. Lynch, Don Maddalozza, Eugene Shane, Ed Smith, James W. Strope, Ralph Stropes, Don Taylor, Edward Trenti, Frank Veerman, Jack Waldbeesser, Fred Washburn, Richard Yavorshak, Don MANY MEN FROM MANY CLASSES HOME ON LEAVE . . . SENIOR EDITION Page 2MANY • BRAVE • SONS HAVE • PASSED • ON TO • FIELDS • OF HONOR•AND• GLORY 3 SENIOR EDITIONIN DEDICATION WE PROUDLY DEDICATE THIS MOST HUMBLE ISSUE TO THOSE WHO HAVE FOSTERED THE GROWTH OF OUR BODIES, WITS, AND PROPRIETY. TO OUR MOST EXCELLENT AND HONORABLE COACHES WE ECHO THE CREED OF THE CHINESE . . . GUNG HO! SENIOR EDITION Page 4Illustrious Leader The Class of 1945 wishes to pay tribute to Principal A. G. Haussler, for his friendly interest and unfailing encouragement in school activities. We have found him always impartial, sincere, and interested in the welfare of PCHS. He is respected by faculty members and student body, who all admire him for his sense of fair play and good sportsmanship, which he himself exemplifies. In all departments and to every activity, he has given his time and attention and has earned true admiration and respect within our school, the city of Pekin, and throughout the state. Page 5 SENIOR EDITIONTHE BOARD OF EDUCATION Mr. George B. Stolley, Mr. Paul Massey, Mr. Louis Hackler, Mr. I. E. Wilson, president, Mr. Lewis Doren, Mr. Allen Farmer, secretary. DEANS, COUNSELORS, LIBRARIAN, NURSE Standing: G. Evelyn Todd, F. B. Stowe, Edith Gramlich, Stephen Thomas. Seated: Beryl Galaway, Lillian Fisher. SENIOR EDITION Page 6 vgs aalOH! LEARNED ONES! Seated: Gladys Hoffman, Marguerite Tupper, Helen Moore, Gladys Brainard, Eileen Hoerr, Florence Diers, Thora Cole, Ruth Rohlfing, Carolyn Arnold. tsSLb- Standing Bernice Falkin, Dorothy Dowell, Frances Howard, Clarence Roth, Elizabeth Peckenpau9h, Robert Bone, Lela Lockett, Mary Leslie Robison. Standing: J. B. Phillips, Verna Cooper, James Custer, V. C. Dollahon, Stanley Trembacki, Cornelia Trowbridge, Wayne Alvord. Seated: Martha Jean Browning, Grace Foster. Pauline Riedelbauch, Martha Stucki, Elizabeth Reincke. Seated: Eleanor Francis, Amy Lee Harris, Myrtle Mabry, Mildred Jabsen, Juliabel Strauch. Standing: Norris Mitts, John Moss, Gordon McKenzie, Lyle Maxwell, James Custer. Standing: Maurine Kemp, Eleanor Emma Mae Large, William Dowell. Seated: Anna Louise Matthews, Mae Bla Not pictured: Floyd Lee, Richard Irven Sutton, Robert Zilly. OUR FAITHFUL TEACHERS WHO GIVE US THEIR WISDOM Page 7 SENIOR EDITIONSENIOR CLASS AND ITS HISTORY In the year 1941, about 200 freshmen ascended the front stairs which directed them into the massive halls of Pekin High. They looked about in dismay, for they knew not what they should do. Being an intelligent band, they watched the actions of the upper classmen, and, sorry to say, a few watched too closely, for they were to be found in senior classes. Finally everyone was settled and began to feast his mind on the green pastures of knowledge. The freshman year went by as quickly as it had come and soon many of us were studying the Gallic Wars in the high and mighty sophomore Latin class. The freshmen were not the only students who had to search for their rooms, but this was our year to laugh at the Freshies. The class was somewhat diminished in numbers, a few having fallen over the precipice of hard examinations. During this year the great Spring Frolic was introduced to the girls and numerous sports to the boys. How inferior we felt being classed as underclassmen! The junior year was a very important one in the history of the class, because we were not only upperclassmen but had the distin- By Pat Champion Student Council President guished honor of presenting a play and preparing the Junior-Senior Prom. Our junior class play, “One Mad Night," was a successful production and we were proud that our class was now being recognized. This play netted us enough money to sponsor a very memorable Junior-Senior Prom. The theme of our Prom was Mexican, so we all came to school for several weeks bringing brightly colored scarfs and South of the Border decorations. The Prom was held in the girls’ gym and a Mexican courtyard scene was erected on the stage. Our big night would not be complete without a reigning king and queen. So llene Ozella and Ed Shane were chosen as sovereigns for the evening. As soon as the Prom was over, we found ourselves high and mighty Seniors. How glorious it was to be the oldsters in such an institution! During this semester, we distinguished ourselves from the other classes by selling the most copies of the Senior Issue of The Pekinois ever sold. As Seniors, we turned out another smash hit as a play, a comedy, "Fresh Fields." Again we said, "Bravo for our class!" Even if Seniors are sometimes called "proud and haughty,” they are usually rather hard-working as well, and as we furiously work through these last few weeks, we think with a little sigh of our freshman days. Yet our hearts beat a little faster as each day brings us a little nearer to our Graduation Day — Commencement! And as each one of us starts out alone on the Road of Life, he turns and looks back, not a little wistfully, upon his happy, carefree, joyous Pekin Community High School life. NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY MEMBERS r ☆ MAXINE ARNETT ILENE OZELLA KENNETH BAILEY DELORES HORST Since 1925, the founding of the Pekin chapter. Miss Lela Lockett has served as godmother of the National Honor Society. SENIOR EDITION Pa3c SAdkins, Faydene Girls’ Club, Girl Reserves Full of life and plenty of pep. Adkins, Patricia Pekinois Staff, Hall Cadet, Secretary of Senior B Class, Girl Reserves, Quill and Scroll Happy-go-lucky, with a turned up nose. Albers, Evelyn Band. Girls’ Club. Orchestra, Girl Reserves A helping hand she will always lend. Albrecht, Marilyn Pekinois Staff, Band, Orchestra, Quill and Scroll All musical people are happy. Allen, Charles Hall Cadet Lindy’s not windy. Andrews, Mary Lou Band, Orchestra, dirls’ Club, Les Enfants, Girl Reserves, Auditorium Usher Charming, versatile, gay. Adjectives for M.L.A. Andrighetti, Almeda Hall Cadet A cheery smile. Arnett, Maxine Quill and Scroll, Pekinois Staff, Pekinois Editor, President of Sophomore B Class, President of Senior B Class, Vice-President of Freshman B Class, Vice-President of Junior B Class, Student Council, Girls' Club, National Honor Society, Athletic Usher, Girl Reserves The answer to any man’s prayer. Athey, Marilyn She does little kindnesses that most leave undone or despise. Bailey, Kenneth President of Senior A Class, Band, Student Council, National Honor Society, Vice-President of Senior B Class, Movie Operator, Orchestra, Boys’ Club Tall, dark, and handsome. Bailey, Peggy Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves Her pleasant smile makes a pleasant personality. Bath, Mary Lou Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Talent Staff, Girl Reserves, ''Fresh Fields’' Personality plus. Behrends, Mildred Thespian, "One Mad Nisht,’ ’ A Cappella Choir, Girls’ Club, Girl Reserves, The Mocking Bird," "Sweethearts," "Waltz Dream," Variety Show '42, ’43, ’44, "45, Student Council, "Our Town" Her voice is her crowning glory. Bell, Robert President of Senior B Class, Student Council, Vice-President of Junior Class, Boys’ Club, Football 3, 4, Wrestling 4 What a man! Bennett, Wilma Variety Show of 43. ’45, A Cappella Choir, "Sweethearts," "Waftz Dream," Secretary Sophomore Class Sweet and lovely. Beres, George Variety Show of ’43, '44, ’45, A Cappella Choir, Student Council, Athletic Usher, Boys’ Club, "Sweethearts," "Waltz Dream," Baseball 3, 4, "Our Town, Thespian For he’s a jolly good fellow. Besant, Wilson Student Council, Tennis 2, 3, 4, Boys’ Club, A Cappella Choir, Variety Show of ’45 A happy boy, indeed. Beyer, Jerry Movie Operator, Hall Cadet, Stage Craft A laugh in his eyes and a smile on his lips. Page 9 SENIOR EDITIONBloomer, Louise Girls’ Club, Girl Reserves Louise has I wo C's: Cooperation and capability. Bonk, Phyllis Variety Show erf ’43, '45, A Cappella Choir, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves, "Sweethearts," "Waltz Dream' When she smiles the world smites with her. Bramlage, Catherine Student Council, Girls' Club, Hall Cadet Sophistication and friendliness Companions hard to beat. Bubb, M. J. Social Room Cadet Who knows what ideas lurk behind the minds of men? Budde, Margaret Student Council, School Treasurer, "Firefly," Girls’ Club A fortunate firm, indeed, will employ Margaret. Burns, Jack Hello, Tex, yam-all! Burrus, Ruth Girls' Club, Girl Reserves Cheerful and friendly, that's Ruth. Bussone, Charles Hall Cadet, Boys' Club, Football 3, 4 He's in the Army now. Caldwell, Gene Boys' Club, Basketball 3, 4, Football 3, 4 Oh, for the natural curly hair! Cannon, Helen President of Sophomore B Class, Student Council, Girls’ Club. Secretary of Junior A Class, Secretary-Treasurer of Senior B Class A combination of wisdom and charm. Cappi, Elenora Pckmois Staff, Band, Orchestra, A Cappella Choir, Girls’ Club, Les Enfants Poise combined with perfection. Carl, Irene Student Council, Girls’ Club, Hall Cadet, Auditorium Usher Q,uiet and studious. Champion, Patricia Forensic, Thespian, Debate, "Berkley Square," "Growing Pains," "Ever Since Eve," Var tty Show of ’42, '43, '44, 45, Student Council, Student Council President, GAA, Girls’ Club, Vicc-Prcs dent of Junior B Class, "Waltz Dream," Athletic Usher, Girl Reserves, Les Enfants, "Our Town" She is one girl that is sure to succeed. Charlton, Mary Alice Band, Orchestra, A Cappella Choir, Girls' Cub, "Waltz Dream," "Sweethearts" Friends she will always hare. Clark, Charlene Band, Student Council, Girls’ Club, Vice President of Freshman B Class, Secretary-Treasurer of Junior B Class, Girl Reserves As refreshing as the summer breeze. Conley, Frances A Cappella Choir, Girls' Club, Variety Show of '45 Fran is always gay. Cook, Constance Variety Show of '4V A Cappella Choir, Girls’ Club. "Waltz Dream," Girl Reserves Roy—do boys ever go for those big brown eyesf Coons, Melba Pekinois Staff. A Cappella Choir "The Mocking Bird," "Waltz Dream," Girl Reserves, Variety Show of ’45 Pretty and polite that's Melba. SENIOR EDITION Page 10Cosner, Arthur Football Manager '43 All around guy! Crittenden, June Forensic. Student Council, Girls' Club Silence becomes her. Davin, Jack Hey, "Red”! DeBoer, Doris Thespian, Student Council, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves, Les Enfants Of service to PCHS she has always been. Denning, John Basketball 3, 4 Great is his skill and speed in athletics. Deppert, Ronald FFA Judge not by words, but by deeds. Dille, Marge Forensic, Debate, President of Sophomore A Class, Student Council, Girls’ Club, Girl Reserves All around girl. Dunkelberg, Margaret Pekinois Staff, Girls' Club. Hall Cadet She has had a merry time! DuPage, Roseline Girls' Club, Girl Reserves Mademoiselle from Armentieres. Eertmoed, Shirley A Cappella Choir, jAA, "Waltz Dream," Girl Reserves You will always find a true friend with Shirley. Eggena, Dalta Lou "One Mad Night," A Cappella Choir, "Waltz Dream," Girl Reserves Cheery? Ever! Dreary? Never! Eitenmiller, Wilmadean Student Council, Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves Wisdom plus friendliness. Elliott, Norma GAA, Girls' Club She’s tops indeed Most likely to succeed. Faulkin, Shirley A Cappella Choir, Girls’ Club, Hall Cadet, "Waltz Dream," Girl Reserves Attractive, comely, and Oh, Boy! Fawer, Verla Variety Show of '42, Student Council, GAA, Girls' Club, "Waltz Dream," Athletic Usher, Girl Reserves Have you ever seen a dream walking? Fearey, Anna Mae Pekinois Staff, GAA, Girls' Club, Library Cadet, Girl Reserves We all know “Bootie.” Fitzgerald, Patricia Student Council, Girls' Club, "Our Town," "Fresh Fields'' Pretty, pert, and sweet. That’s our Fitz—she’s hard to beat. Flynn, Leonard President of Junior B Class, Variety Show of '42, Student Council, Vice-President of Senior A Class, Boys' Club, Les Enfants, Basketball 3, Football 3. 4, Baseball 2, 3. 4, "Waltz Dream" A handsome athlete, and hard to beat. Page 11 SENIOR EDITIONFrampton, Kenneth FFA PCHS gift to thr farmers. French, Harvey Band Calm and serene. French, Juanita Girls’ Club, library Cadet, Auditorium Usher Industrious in every task. Friederich, Dorothy Student Council, Girls' Club, Lost and Found Cadet Tiny but mighty, that’s Dot. Frye, Pat Thespian, Debate, Pekinois Staff, "One Mad Nisht, "Growing Pains," Variety Show of '42, '43, '44, Cheer Leader, les Enfants .Miss Peoria, .Miss Illinois, maybe Miss America, who knows? Fulton, Marilyn Pekinois Staff, Girls’ Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves A winning smile, that’s worthwhile. Funk, Samuel Football 4 .Morale-builder Gallagher, Edward Variety Show of '42, '43, Band, Secretary-Treasurer of Sophomore B Class Wit combined with intellect. Gambetti, Dolores Hall Cadet Small in stature, heart of gold. Gardner, Roger Hall Cadet A whiz in algebra. Gay, Larry President of Freshman B Class, Variety Show of '42, Student Council, Hall Cadet, Athletic Usher, Boys’ Club Full of life, in fad, almost too much. Gentile, Pauline Hall Cadet Her smile is as exciting as a wink. Gerzetich, Robert Band, Student Council, "The Mocking Bird," "Waltz Dream," Orchestra, "Our Town," Bausch and Lomb Science Award, Variety Show of '45 He’ll blow his way to fame with a golden horn. Goetze, Mary Ann Girls’ Club, Lost and Found Cadet Mary Ann can’t be beat for a sunny disposition. Gollon, James A jester in any king’s court. Goodman, Jacqueline Girls’ Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves Long, lean, and limber. Goodwin, Donald H appy-go-lucky ! Graber, Donald A friendly personality is his most valuable asset. SENIOR EDITION Page 12Grubb, Nina A Cappclla Choir, Hall Cadet, "Waltz Dream" Pretty as a picture. Blooming as a rose. Gruber, Betty Lou Debate, Pekinois Staff, Band, Girls Club, Quill and Scroll Petite, the French would say. Gungerich, Magdalene Girls Club, Girl Reserves Silence is golden. Haan, Martha Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves You can always count on Martha to speak. Hall, LaVon "One Mad Night," Variety Show of '43, A Cappclla Choir, Girls' Club, ‘'The Mocking Bird," ’Sweethearts'' Always reaching for the best. Haney, Lester Hall Cadet, Boys’ Club, Basketball 3, 4, Football 2, 3, 4, Track 3, 4 A swell fellow and super-athlete He captured our hearts. Harms, Mary Sweet prsonality. Hartnett, Kathryn Library Cadet, Girl Reserves In steno and type she’ll always excel— In other things she’ll do as well. Hellmers, Craig Pekinois Staff, Hall Cadet Noted for his block-prints. Hieser, Albert Variety Show of '41, 42, 43, Band, A Cappclla Choir, Secretary-Treasurer of Freshman B Class, Secretary-Treasurer of Sophomore B Class, "Waltz Dream ’ A sense of humor not to be avoided. Hild, Leonard Variety Show of '43, A Cappclla Choir, Student Council. "Sweethearts," "Waltz Dream," FFA, Football 4, Baseball 3 His heart’s as big as his stature. Hilst, Frances GAA, Girl Reserves Shy and demure. Hinds, Marcia Variety Show of '43, Band, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves A maiden modest but self-possessed. Hinds, Marilyn Band, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves Am I seeing double? Hobe, Anna Marie A Cappclla Choir, Girls’ Club, "Waltz Dream" A friend in need Isa friend indeed. Hoerr, Elizabeth Variety Show of '44, A Cappella Choir, "Waltz Dream," Girl Reserves Elizabeth is always ready to serve. Hoffman, Phyllis A Cappclla Choir "Sweethearts" The boys all speak when she walks down the street. Holverson, Agnes Girls Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves One or two lumps of sugar? Page 13 SENIOR EDITIONHornback, Mary Hall, Cadet A winning way, A charming tmilc. Horst, Deloris Band, Girls' Club, National Honor Society, Student Council Beauty plus brains is hard to find. Deloris is gifted with both. Hubbard, Jack An ever-present laugh. An ever-handy joke. Not graduating Ingersoll, William “One Mad Night," Variety Show of '44, Student Council. Hall Cadet, Boys' Club, President of Senior A Class, Football 3, 4 Hill is really gifted with the knack of making friends. Janssen, Dorothy Pckinois Staff, Student Council, “Fresh Fields" Janssen is enchanting. Janssen, Edward “Pure as the Driven Snow," A Cappclla Choir, Student Council, Athletic Usher, "waltz Dream" A fine bass voice will win our hearts. Jenkins, Robert Student Council, Boys Club, Football 3, 4, Track I, 2, 3, 4 He stole our admiration and friendship. Jones, Arlene GAA, Hall Cadet. Library Cadet Friendly is an understatement. Jones, Wanda Debate, A Cappclla Choir, “Waltz Dream," Library Cadet, Girl Reserves, Talent Staff Always willing to do her part. Jost, Richard Student Council, Movie Operator, Boys' Club Beau Brummel with glasses. Junker, Neil Debate, Band, Student Council, Hall Cadet Never do today what you can do tomorrow. Keller, Patricia Girls' Club Feofde that dance are always happy. Kepner, Leslie Band, Hall Cadet, Orchestra A sheik, and always at his best. Kickler, Shirley Girl Reserves Always pleasant to have around. King, Virginia Pekmois Staff, Band, Girls' Club A full rich nature, free to trust. Koch, Dolores A Cappel!a{ Girls' Club. Girl Reserves She will smite her way through life. Kumpf, Gene Forensic, Thespian, “Growing Pains," “One Mad Night," Variety Show of '44, 45, "Sweethearts," “Waltz Dream, Boys’ Club, Les Enfants, Football 3. ‘ 'Fresh Fields" Omar the lent maker. Lane, Laura Girls’ Club, Library Cadet What she lacks in stature, she makes up in friendliness. IN THE SERVICE King, Jay A man we will always remember. SENIOR EDITION Page 14I Msr'cn Girls Club The young lady with I he horn. Lewis, Sara Jean Variety Show of '43, '44, A Cappclla Choir, Girls Club, "Mocking Bird," "Sweethearts," Cheer Leader An ace cheer leadir. Liescheidt, Norma Girls’ Club, Hall Cadet Dependable and friendly—A combination hard to beat. Lively, Viola GAA Athletic girls are always active. Lohnes, Evelyn A Cappclla Choir, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves The disposition of an angel. Look, Elizabeth Pure as the driven snow and just as pretty. Martens, Lois GAA, Library Cadet, Girl Reserves Life without laughing is a dr eat y place. Maurer, Donna Student Council, GAA, Girls’ Club, Hall Cadet, Secretary-Treasurer of Sophomore Class. AtMct c Usher, Girl Reserves A Powers Model couldn't be lovelier. McMullen, Rolland Droll, and content with life. Meinen, Norma GAAj Girls' Club Sequin of wit. Messersmith, Darlene Student Council, Library Cadet A cute lit.le cherub. Michael, Lila Variety Show of '43, '44, '45, A Cappclla Choir, Girls' Club, "Mocking Bird," "Sweethearts," "Waltz Dream'' My mother told me the re'd be moments like this. Miller, Warren FFA FFA pin-up boy. Moody, Christine Auditorium Usher Sparkling and happy. Morrison, Imogene Band, Girls Club, Girl Reserves The only way to have friends is to he one. Morrow, Joseph FFA Quietness is a good judge of character. Morsch, Emil Track 3, Wrestling 3, 4 Pekin’s claim to fame, Down grunt ’n’ gtoaners lane. Morton, JoAnn A Cappclla Choir, Girls’ Club, "Waltz Dream," Variety Show of '45 Sony you have to leave so soon. Page 15 SENIOR EDITIONMoses, James E. Thespian, Pckinois Staff, President of Freshman B and A Classes, “Ever Since Eve,'' “One Mad Night," Variety Show of 41, '42, '45, Band, Student Council, Vice-President of Sophomore A Class, Secretary-Treasurer of Senior B Class, “Waltz Dream,” Boys' Club President, Lcs Enfants, Tennis 1, 2, Captain 3( 4, “Our Town Is there a girl in Pekin High Who has not dreamily uttered a sigh— Oh, for a date with Jim. Mott, John Student Council Why girls leave home. Naven, Carol Student Council, GAA, Girls' Club, Vice-President of Sophomore Class, Secretary-Treasurer of Freshman class. Athletic Usher, Girl Reserves A sweet little lass with plenty of class. Neville, Junior Movie Operator A young Lochinvar. Noreuil, Helen Band, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves, Les Enfants She gives the impression of charm bubbling over. Oberle, Eileen Hall Cadet Hiya, Eenie! Oberle, Henry Student Council, FFA It's so peaceful in the country. Oltman, Robert Bovs' Club, Football Manager A tittle on the moldy side. Osterman, Catherine Girls' Club Always a quick reply. Ozella, llene Thespian, President of Junior Class, “One Mad Night," Variety Show of '43, '44, '45, A Cappella Choir, Student Council, GAA, Girls' Club President, National Honor Society, Athletic Usher, Lcs Enfants, “Mocking Bird," “Sweethearts," “Waltz Dream," DAR Award A pretty girl is like a melody. Palmer, llene Band, Orchestra, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves, Les Enfants Dark and fair Wo compare. Parkin, Howard Cheer Leader Hunk of man. Penninger, Patricia GAA, “Sweethearts,'' “Waltz Dream, “Our Town," Girl Reserves, Variety Show of '43, '44, '45. “Fresh Fields" Currently appearing at the Palmer House. Pfanz, Donald Track 2, 3, FFA Watch out, Gunder. Pfanz, Phyllis Student Council, Girls Club A combination of personality and intellect. Pinchon, Dorthylne Band, Orchestra, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves, Les Enfants, Secretary-Treasurer of Sophomore Class Radiantly lovely with personality to match. Poebel, Phyllis Variety Show of '43, A Cappella Choir, Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, “Mocking Bird," “Sweethearts, ' 'Waltz Dream Personality and charm combined Lucky is the man that ran call her mine. Poppenga, Betty A Cappella Choir, “Waltz Dream' Effervescent as champagne.Ragias Ted Thespian, President of Junior B Class, “One Mad Night,’' Band, A Cappella Choir, Student Council, Vice-President of Freshman B Class, “Waltz Dream,” Boys' Club, Les Enfants, Variety Show of '45, “Fresh Fields'' A boy the girls fall for. Reed, Marjorie Band, Student Council, Girls' Club, Girl Reserves I’m always thinking of you. Margie. Reh, Jack Here comes the Hairy. Renfer, Barbara Girls' Club, “One Mad Night," Variety Show of '42, 43, '44, '45, A Cappella Choir, Student Coun cil. Girl Reserves, “The Mocking Bird," “Sweethearts, “ “Fresh Fields" What a diarming combination. Personality and sweet voice. Rinaldi, Elia Hall Cadet, Library Cadet With her dark beauty. She’s certainly a QX- Rinaldo, Alice Girls Club, “Mocking Bird" Always dependable. Ripper, Evelyn To be merry best becomes her. Roberts, Lois Thespians. Pekinois Staff, “One Mad Night," Girls' Club, “Fresh Fields" Peaches and cream complexion. Roelofson, Norma Variety Show of '43, A Cappella Choir, Girls' Club, “The Mocking Bird," “Waltz Dream" Always doing her best. Rowell, Willard Variety Show of '43, A Cappella Choir, Student Council, “Sweethearts," "Waltz Dream" Home, home on the range. Schappaugh, Loren FFA Handsome and pleasing. Schmidgall, Carl Movie Operator An honest man is the greatest work of God. Schueler, Eleanor Girls' .Club, Secretary-Treasurer of Junior A Class Calm in action, With plenty of attraction. Sellers, Neva A Cappella Choir, “Waltz Dream," Variety Show of '45 Pass the scalpel, please. Sereno, Mary Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves Merry and serene-o. Shane, Edward Thespian, President of Junior A Class, Vice-President of Junior B Class, Student Council, Student Council District President, Variety Show of '41, Boys' Club President, “Ever Since Eve," Les Enfants, Basketball 1, 2, 3, Football 2, Track 1, 2, 3, Baseball 2, 3 Pekin High won’t forget its son in the service. Sherman, Dorothy Band The nicest smile of all. Siltman, Elizabeth A delightful combination of quietness and poise. Not graduating Page 17 SENIOR EDITIONSkinner, Doris Girls’ Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves, "Waltz Dream' ’ Darling, devastating, to say the least. Smedley, Marilyn Girls" Club, Hall Cadet Reserved and unassuming She's a lasting friend. Smith, Betty Pekinois Stall, Girls' Club, Library Cadet, Girl Reserves Efficient in all she does. Smith, James Quill and Scroll, Pekinois Stall, President ol Freshman 8 and Junior B Classes, Variety Show of t2. Student Council, Movie Operator, Athletic Usher, Talent Editor, Lcs Enlants The pen is mightier than the sword. Starcevich, Patricia Variety Show ol "42, "43, "44, ‘45, Student Council, Girls’ Club, Hall Cadet, "waltz Dream,' Band One, two, three, kick! Starcevich, Theresia GAA She has the priceless gift of laughter and wit. Steinborn, Pauline Hall Cadet A happy smile Is e'er worthwhile. Stockert, John Social Room Cadet A true son of ECUS. Strope, Jessie Variety Show of "42, A Cappclla Choir, Student Council, Girls’ Club, Hall Cadet, "Mocking Bird, Girl Reserves tVinjorne, winning in her ways, A combination tnat always repays. Strope, Ralph Few words he spoke. Yet he played his part. Taylor, Lila Duty determines destiny. Thomas, Lloyd Hall Cadet, FFA Sheriff, git yore gun! Trainor, Erla Variety Show of ’44, A Cappclla Choir, Hall Cadet Her blush is modesty, not guilt. Trenti, Frank A Cappclla Choir, "Sweethearts," Boys’ Club. Football 3, 4 Wrestling 3, 4 Private Butch Tyler, Dorothy GAA, Girls' Club, Hall Cadet, Girl Reserves Q,uiet and unassuming. Veerman, John Seriousness of mind that becomes a gentleman. Wadsworth, James He makes a handsome Marine. Waechter, Lois Hall Cadet A full, rich nature, free to trust. SENIOR EDITION Page 18Walbert, Lois A Cappclla Choir, Girls' Club, "Mocking Bird" Never trouble trouble until trouble troubles you. Washburn, Richard "One Mad Night," Variety Show of '44, Band, A Cappclla Choir, "Sweethearts," "Waltz Dream," Boys' Club, Football 4, Wrestling 4 Six foot tu-o, Eyes of blue. Westervelt, Dean Student Council, Boys' Club, Les Enfants He’s moldy, too. Wheeler. Bob Blessed are the joy-makers. Not graduating Wieburg, Dean Thespian, Pekinois Staff, Band, A Cappella Choir, Student Council, Variety Show of '42, "Waltz Dream," Athletic Usher, Boys' Club, Les Enfants, "Pure as the Driven Snow," "Ever Since Eve," "Growing Pains," "One Mad Night" Straighten up and fly right. Williams, Lee Basketball 3, 4, Football 4, Track 4 Quiet and easy, but always a star. Willoughby, Gwenneth Girls Club, Library Cadet, Girl Reserves Redheads are few and far between. Yerly, Richard Hall Cadet, Football 4 Ready! Set! Set Hike! Yavorshak, Donald FFA, Boys' Club, Wrestling 4 Straight from the shoulder. Yocom, Virginia Pekinois Staff Vim, vigor, and vitality. Zell, Richard Boys' Club, Manager of Basketball, Football, and Baseball Teams, Baseball 4 Sleek, sharp, and smooth, but a Moldy. NAMES WITHOUT FACES Adams, Arthur Guarding his country. Baldwin, Earleen A Cappella Choir, Les Enfants, "Waltz Dream," Auditorium Usher Gentlemen prefer blondes. Campbell, Jack "Growing Pains," Student Council, Hall Cadet, Stage Craft Tom Sawyer and Huek Finn have nothing on Jack. Cash, James Quill and Scroll, Pekinois Staff, Student Council, Boys’Club He has sports in his head and art in his hands. Page 19 SENIOR EDITION Curtis, Beverly Forensic, Debate, Pekinois Staff, Girl Reserves, Talent Staff Her speaking ability will lake her far. Fischer, Louis He serves our country. Helms, Donald Oh this learning what a wonderful thing! Hobson, Maxine Band, Girls' Club. Girl Reserves You can always depend on a sweet little smile from Maxine. Hornback, Richard Anchors Aweigh! Lawver, Roy He of the mighty pen. Lynch, Donald From reville to taps. He serves his country. Maddalozzo, Eugene Variety Show of '43. '44, A Cappclla Choir. "Mocking Bird," "Waltz Dream” The maestro of the squeeze box. Stropes, Don Boys Club Ladies’ choice. Vermillion, Louise She’s just one swell girl. Voll, Nathan The nerve to tackle the hardest thing.HANEY BOWS OUT AS GRID CAPTAIN HILD, KINDER GUIDE ’46 PIGSKINNERS DAUNTLESS SONS OF THE GRIDIRON SENIOR EDITION Page 20FEARLESS SONS OF THE WOOD FLOOR P«9C 2! SENIOR EDITIONTHOSE OF THE WILD CONTORTIONS GIRLS’ ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION President........Leona Aque Secretary........Betty Oltman Adcock, Pat Aque, Leona Bailey, Beverly Barnes, Mary Jane Beach, Jerry Lou Betzelberger, Ruby Beyer, Vera Mae Breaden, Betty Breeden, Delores Calhoun, Earlene Davis, Joan Dillin, Mildred Drudi, Lorraine Dunn, Joanne Elliott, Mary Foster, Melba Frigard, Dolores Free, Arvada Garlich, Jean Gent, Donna Grant, Georgia Greathouse, Virginia Griffiths, Donna Hawkins, Betty Herren, Pauline Hesse, Joan Hite, Josephine Holmes, Jean Merle Holt, Marjorie Jenkins, Llwelyn Jent, Donna Johnson, Betty Keen, Annette Kellogg, Shirley Lucera, Bernadine Norton, Leona Oltman, Betty Ritchie, Lois Rhoades, Dorothy Rollins, Judy Romans, Lela Seelye, Helen Sommer, Esther Strickfaden, Betty Thomas, Annabelle Thomas, Norma Waremburg, Lillian Wells, Betty Wendland, Pat Wiker, Phyllis SENIOR EDITION P«sc 2SG.A.A. The first GAA meeting of the year was held on September 13, 1944, and was called to order by the club’s president, Leona Aque. Marilyn Lichtenberger was vice-president, and Betty Oltman, secretary-treasurer. The GAA picnic was held at Mineral Springs Park on September 27, 1944, at 4:30 p. m. The informal initiation for new members of GAA was held in the girls' gym on October 10, at 3:30 p. m. On the following morning each member was presented with a red rose corsage. Since the new semester, the GAA meetings have been held after school, instead of in the mornings. The initiation of this semester was held in the girls’ gym on March 12. The girls received GAA pins made of blue and white enamel on sterling silver, in the shape of Illinois, with the letters GAA in silver. The Spring Frolic has become an annual event since 1925. Up to 1934, when a carnival was given by the GAA members, with sideshows, pop, hot dogs, and everything that goes with a carnival, it was known as a Stunt Show. In 1934, the name was changed to Spring Review, and in 1937, it was again changed to Spring Frolic. THE GAY FROLIC IN THE SPRING This year’s Spring Frolic, held on April 20, included the Sailor dance with Mary Hubert as admiral, rope jumping and rope specialties, flags, rolos, marches, taps, tap specialties, and tumbling. Page 23 SENIOR EDITIONSTUDENT COUNCIL SAGES OF THE PEN AND PAPER SENIOR EDITION Pase 24Page 25 SENIOR EDITIONGIRL RESERVES SENIOR EDITION P gc M,HELPERS TO THE COMMUNITY MASTERS OF THE ARGUMENT TRUSTWORTHY KEEPERS OF THE LENSES THOSE FROM THE FIELDS Page 27 SENIOR EDITIONHE OF THE WAVING STICK PERFECTIONISTS IN MUSICPLUCKY PLAYERS OF INSTRUMENTS THOSE OF THE THRUSH-LIKE VOICES Past 2’ SENIOR EDITION HAPPY PANDEMONIUMPasc 31 SENIOR EDITIONNUMBER ONE SONS OF THE DRAMA JUNIOR CLASS PLAY SENIOR EDITION P«s 3!ALL-SCHOOL PLAY FRESH FIELDS—SENIOR PLAY Page 33 SENIOR EDITIONGAZING INTO THE CRYSTAL BALL The sands of time have moved in the glass and we discover we are now in the year 1960. The adventurous class of 1945 has, in the sake of unity and comradeship, transported itself to the native city, Peking, China. As our jet-propelled airliner, piloted by Dean Wieburg and Bob Wheeler, comes slowly to a landing, the stewardess, Betty Gruber, tells us to unloosen our safety-belts and we step out into the warm sunshine. At the terminal, telling the flight schedules, are Evelyn Albers and Marilyn Albrecht. The mechanics rush to tinker with the plane and we recognize them as our school chums, “Chuck” Allen, Jack Campbell, and Harvey French. Several photographers, "Flash" Beyer, Art Cosner, and Ken Bailey, are on hand to get snaps of the returning ambassador, Robert E. Jenkins. Following him are his political cronies, "Machine-gun” Zell and "Knuckles” Besant. Several bobby-soxers, Faydene Adkins, Doris Skinner, and Verla Fawer rush to a taxi to meet the swooner, "Bing” Moses, his secretary, Pete Champion, and the Metropolitan coloratura, llene Ozella. We are met by our host. Dean Westervelt, in his jet-propelled autogyro and we slowly pass over the city. Waving to our plane are Donna Maurer and her thirteen children. At a busy intersection, Officer O'Ragias waves as he eats the lunch brought by his thoughtful wife, Pat Penninger. Our host takes us to the Cafe Caldwell where we hear Millie Behr-ends sing Don Strope's latest number, “I See Pink Elephants” to an enraptured audience of Willie Row- er r ell, M. J. Bubb, and their dates, Norma Liescheidt and Wanda Jones. We pick up the daily paper, "The Peking Noise,” and see that its editors are Maxine Arnett and Sam Funk. We notice several prominent businessmen. Bob Oltman, Dick Washburn, and Gene Kumpf in the corner transacting business while gazing at the Starcevich Sisters’ chorus line of Pat Adkins, Marilyn Athey, Almeda Andrighetti, Peg Bailey, Mary Lou Bath, Lou Bloomer, Margaret Budde, and Irene Carl. The bartenders, Les Haney and Ed Gallagher, nod their farewells as we leave to visit more of the town. We see the Flynns, Lennie and Phyllis, at a corner watching a wrestling match. "Bruiser” Bell and “Mauler” Morseh have just pinned their men and now stalk off, followed by an admiring throng of worshippers, namely, Wilma Bennett, Shirley Faulkin, and Doris DeBoer. We watch a foursome of LaVon Hall, the Hinds, and Fran Hilst approach the eighteenth hole at the Fitzgerald Dunkleburg country club. Inside the caddy house, matching pennies are: Dalta Eggena, Mary Harms, Mary Ann Goetze. We visit a nearby pagoda where we see Larry Gay, Jim Gollon, Al Hieser, and Ken Frampton discussing the wages of sin. At the lovely Denning gymnasium we see coach Gene Hild giving a pep talk to his team: Roger Gardner, Joe Morrow, John Mott, Junior Neville, and that hot-tempered center, Carl Schmidgall. Over under the basket we see the cheerleaders hard at work under the direction of Lois Waechter. The cheerleaders are: Jess Strope, Dot Sherman, and Deloris Horst. At a nearby soda fountain we see soda-jerk Ralph Strope fixing Wadsworth “mickeys" for Jack Veerman, Jim Smith, Lloyd Thomas and Betty Ruth Smith. A naval vessel has just dropped anchor in the harbor and Helen Cannon, Pat Keller, Marge Dille, Charlene Clarke, Norma Elliot, ‘Liz-abeth Look, Pat Frye and Jackie Goodman rush up the gangplank. The hold opens and out rush sailors: Dick Jost, Don Yavorshak, Ed Shane; soldiers: Chuck Bussone, Jack Davin and Art Adams; and that swaggering marine, "Butch" Trenti. We pass the Warren Miller rice plantation and see coolies “Tex” Burns, Ron Deppert, Don Goodwin, Don Graber, Neil Junker, Rolland McMullen, and Henry Oberle working in the rice fields while the overseer, Les Kepner, watches from atop his maribou. In the lovely cherry orchards the women of the village are having their festival. We see Mary Lou Andrews, Earleen Baldwin, Catherine Bramlage, Ruth Burrus, Eleanora Cappi, Mary Alice Charlton, Fran Conley, Connie Cook, Melbarose Coons, June Crit-tendon, and Beverley Curtis as narrator for the event. We see several children there and we know that some of the girls now have different last names. At the DuPage Mortuary we see undertakers Bob Gerzetich, Nina Grubb and Shirley Eertmoed discussing a “stiff" proposition. Our host. Dean Westervelt, now bids goodbye and our new guide, Wilmadean Eitenmiller, takes over. SENIOR EDITION P«se 3 We now view the new Fearey Hospital where head-nurse Juanita French introduces us to her assistants, Dorothy Friedrich, Delores Gambetti and Marilyn Fulton. The reception room contains several nice paintings by Jim Cash and Craig He Imers and admiring them are several visitors, Billie Gent, Pauline GentTe, Magdalena Guen-gerich, Kathryn Hartnett, Anna Marie Hobe and Maxine Hobson. We walk through the Hoerr park and see Phyllis Hoffman boating with Agnes Holverson and Mary Horn back. Dot Janssen, Arlene Jones, Shirley Kickler and Virginia King are entertaining the Women's Club at the Koch Pavilion. Laura Lane, Viola Lively, Evelyn Lohnes and Lois Martens entertain us with the song, "Don’t Be Moody," with Imogene Morrison at the harpsichord. We stop for dinner at JoAnn Morton’s, where Carol Naven’s daughter is having her coming-out party. Also attending are several friends, Eileen Oberle, Helen No-reuil, Catherine Osterman and llene Palmer, with their dates, Howard Parkin, Don Pfanz, “Bloodless” Stocked and Rich Yerly. The girls seem to congregate at the Pinchon Ale House. With their noses in mugs are: Phyllis Poebel, Betty Poppenga, Barbara Renfer, Elia Rinaldi, Alice Rinaldo, Evelyn, the Ripper, Lois Roberts and Norma Roelofson. A temperance group of Eleanor Schueler, Neva Sellers, Mary Sereno, Marilyn Smedley, Erla Trainor, Dorothy, "Never Touch the Stuff," Tyler, and Lois Walbert, enters and a fracas ensues. Well, we must leave now. We just bade farewell to Gwen Willoughby, Aileen Woodmancy and Virginia Yocum, and we are now ready to come back to the present. “We leave you between tears and laughter!” OZELLA AND SHANE QUEEN AND KING OF PROM . . . THE GLORIOUS PROM! Page 35 SENIOR EDITIONWHAT’S WRONG WITH US? By the Seniors To many underclassmen, it may appear that this graduating class of 1945 is filled with inhuman students— seniors. Some freshmen think they’re mean, sophomores think they’re conceited, and juniors think they’re high hat. And what do seniors think of themselves? Perhaps if you’ll join me for a coke we can overhear a B-45 raid in the Princess. The pilots are seniors. The target: themselves. Listen closely now. Pat Penninger: As freshmen, it was all study and no play—as seniors, it is all play and not enough study. Anna Marie Hobe: The seniors should act their age, and stop the high-hat business. Frances Conley: We all have our faults, but to me this class is tops. Wilma Bennet: The seniors should be more thoughtful of our underclassmen. Nina Grubb: As one of the senior class, I find we don’t appreciate school until we are ready to graduate. Then we are sorry. Mary E. Sereno: Most seniors let the time pass without taking advantage of it. Ted Ragias: Most senior fellows let their studies slip until the last minute; then they discover knowledge can't be crammed. Dean Wieburg: More respect for teachers should be observed. Pat Fitzgerald: Seniors should take more advantage of the activities held at school, such as matinee dances, social room hops, and salvage drives. Dot Janssen: Most seniors for- get to remember that they were freshmen, too. Bill Ingersoll: Most of us should be less rowdy, and conduct ourselves in a more quiet manner. There should also be more cooperation on the student’s part with their teachers. Doris DeBoer: All of us seniors should have been more friendly toward one another. Phyllis Bonk: It seems to me that the seniors expect underclassmen to look up to them. Les Haney: The class of ‘45 is really sorry they didn’t get to the state basketball tournament at Champaign this year. Lila Michael: I think the senior girls should be less superior towards underclassmen. Delores Koch: Our class is sorry it didn’t take advantage of all the privileges offered them. Doris Skinner: We should have all tried to get along better and be a more friendly graduating class. Donna Maurer: Our senior class is sorry that we didn't do more class projects all together. Faydene Adkins: I think that our graduating class is just "tops.” Bob Gerzetich: There are too many acrimonious ones in a promiscuous crowd. Pat Keller: All the senior boys date underclassmen, while the senior girls sit at home. Deloris Horst: This is my first year at PCHS, and I think it is just a grand graduating class. Verla Fawer: Some of us have the tendency to give up easily. Leonard Flynn: I think some of us display a temper at times. Charlene Clark: Just now, I would say, we all have a little touch of spring fever. Dean Westervelt: You don’t find many seniors speechless; well, anyway words never seem to befall me. Marge Reed: Some of us seniors wished that we would have had more will power at times. Marge Dille: Some of the senior girls have been two-faced at times. And now that Uncle Sam has most of the boys our age, we girls don’t have much of a chance. Richard Zell: I think this Class of '45 is just perfect. In other words, we cannot be beat! Pat Champion: There seems to be quite a few “cliques" among some of us seniors. Lee Williams: All I can say is that you all should study while there is time; I’m sorry that I didn’t, and I think a good many other seniors are, too. SENIOR EDITION Pa3e 36This has been our last year at dear old PCHS, and we, the Class of ‘45, desire one last look backward. We like to remember the little things as well as the big ones we’re leaving soon, the little things we’ve done in this last year. On the fourth of September, we came back to school, sun-tanned, healthy, and filled with expectations of our last year. We bought our books, pencils, and activity books and waited for the "ball to start rolling." September 14, the freshman-sophomore mixer was held in the girls' gym. Little green freshmen, exactly as we once were, met their elders of one year. The football season bepan and the seniors made their last bid for glory on the green grass of James field. They played Woodruff, East Peoria, Canton, Lincoln, Manual, Streator, Central, Spalding, and Springfield, in that order, for the last time. The student council had its annual fall picnic at Mineral Springs park on September 21, and on September 26 the senior girls attended their final Gypsy Patteran at Lick Creek. We walked downtown on nights when autumn winds plucked the leaves from the trees, and we wore white coveralls, overall pants, and flannel shirts as the hay-rack season progressed. On October 3, we had our first matinee dance and the following day was Bonus Day. We then celebrated County Institute by dating our girls friends, and in the same evening asked them to the Homecoming Dance, which we all attended on October 13. We thoroughly enjoyed our Junior play, "Pure as the Driven Snow," on October 18 and 19, and the following week we cheered a Navy Day chapel period. Presented by FFA, a WMBD Minstrel Show was given on October 27. On the fourth of chilly Novem- Pasc 37 SENIOR EDITION ONE LAST LOOK BACK ber we experienced one of the first Student Council conventions to be held here. November 8 smuggled us our second motinee dance. The homework was flying fast and furious until the Thanksgiving vacation came, when we gorged ourselves with the delicacies that rationing permitted. November 29 and 30 found us singing in the choir at the operetta, "The Waltz Dream," where our numb feet were forgotten as Strauss waltzes soothed the savage beast within us. With December came basketball, and our cagers met Galesburg, Delavan, Spalding, Streator, Ke-wanee, Springfield, Woodruff, East Peoria, Manual, Central, Canton, Lincoln, Normal, played in the Clinton holiday tournament, the Canton New Year’s Day blind tourney, and at the regional at Delavan. December gave us another matinee dance, and showed its kindness with a beautiful Christmas vesper, December 1 7. The Christmas vacation began at 3:00 p. m. (the early hour a gift from Mr. Haussler) on December 20, and the long awaited Christmas Formal came true for us on December 22. The New Year kicked out the Old and the seniors knew the longed for-dreaded time of graduation was drawing near. School resumed on January 3, and the little Junior High gang marched up the Broadway steps to take their entrance tests. On January 4, another matinee dance; on January 6, our semester finals. The athletes got their letters and awards at honors assembly on January 19, and on the twenty-second, a new semester peeked cautiously around the corner. Another month, February, smiled as it blessed us with the all-school dramatic production, "Our Town." We received a day of grace on Lincoln’s birthday, and helped our- selves to a piece of the fourteenth for a matinee dance. March came whistling in, and we celebrated with a special lyceum on March 22 and 23, we applauded a rollicking Variety Show. On March 29, most of us collected our Bonus. We were disrrvssed on Good Friday. April came, and our breath came faster. On April 5, the Girl Reserves had their Mother-Daughter banquet. On April 22, we enjoyed a band vesper, and "cut a rug" at the matinee dance on April 25. Senior girls capered in the Spring Frolic for the last time on April 20. A new group of Junior High students marched up to submit to the tests on April 25. May flowers bloomed and hearts went "pit-pat" as we all "suffered” from spring fever, and the Girls’ Club girls wore May Day corsages. May 3 and 4, the seniors bowed out of PCHS dramatic history with their play, "Fresh Fields." The last choir vesper was on May 13, and May 16 the style show gave the girls an opportunity for dress parade. The yearly Student Council spring picnic was held on May 17, and the National Honor Society presented its members at the May 22 chapel. Senior week began on the twenty-third and hearts were heavier and sighs deeper. The senior picnic was May 25, baccalaureate services on May 27, and semester examinations fell on May 29.w I, Laura Lane, will my seat in community sing to any freshman who can get it. I, Melba Coons, will my slightly used, junky purse to Shirley Law, who may be able to find something in it. I, John Stockert, will my old metal work scrapbook to anyone who will pay a small fee for it. I, Jo Ann Morton, will all the trouble I had with chemistry to anyone who has a stronger will than I. I, Mildred Behrends, will all the fun and good things I’ve gotten from high school to anyone who is lucky enough to find them in his high school career. I, Evelyn Albers, will the first chair flute, which I have had for three years, to Carol Peterson as long as she can keep it. I, Wilma Bennett, will my standing place on the corner of Eighth and Broadway to lla June Grubb. I, Wilmadean Eitenmiller, will "lots of luck” to anyone who needs it in school the way I have. I, Kathryn Hartnett, will my duties as library assistant to Betty Lou Roelofson. I, Magdalene Guengerich, will a SENIOR WILLS ☆ ☆ ☆ "happy future” to anyone having future plans. I, Shirley Kickler, will my seat in sociology to any other girl who dares write her letters in class as I did every day. I, Dot Pinchon, will my long hair to anyone that can find it!!!! I, Earleen Baldwin, will my fun as an usherette to any junior B girl who wants it. I, Mary Lou Bath, will my sense of humor to anyone who can stand being a moron. I, Phyllis Poebel, will my speed to Marian Hill. I, Louise Vermillion, will my English VIII themes to anyone who wants them. I, Arlene Jones, will my freckles to my cousin, Doris Gardner. I, Roseline DuPage, will my love for short hair to Harriet Faulkin. May she do what she pleases with it. I, Maxine Hobson, will my first chair in the French horn section in the band to Glen Bailey. If I don’t, he’ll get it before I graduate. I, Charlene Clark, will my seat in the corner in English VIII to Ina Lee Skinner. I, Irene Carl, will my day dreaming in social studies to my freshman sister. I, Juanita French, will the joy of getting up early to come to dear old PCHS for the last year to the Latin beauty, Marian Hill. I, Connie Cook, will my little redhead, Melba Coons, to anyone who wants her. Namely—Chuck Rowan. I, Les Kepner, will my place in Johnny Gruber’s locker to anyone who can be in the same locker with five other guys. I, Jim Moses, will my bass horn to anyone who has enough energy to get it fixed. I, Maxine Arnett, will anything, but “Birdie," to anyone. I, Sara Jean Lewis, will my cheerleading job, short skirt, baggy sweater and all, to anyone who is willing to make himself stiff from practicing. I, Norma Elliott, will my standing place on the south side bus to whoever wants to get squeezed in and can stand it. I, Lenny Flynn, will my padded cell in Algebra IV to some budding Einstein. I, Eleanor Schueler, will the food in my chemistry drawer to anyone having chemistry fourth hour. I, Bob Gerzetich, will my ability to make speeches to any long-winded freshman who likes rotten tomatoes. I, Frances Conley, will my chair in choir to any incoming student SENIOR EDITION Page 38who doesn’t mind having some person, who comes in late, stepping on his feet. I, Almeda Andrighetti, will the fingernails I chewed off in Economics to Lois Maddalazzo, if she can find them. I, Pauline Steinborn, will my seat in study at noons to Wilma Kaebel, if she’ll accept it. I, Marilyn Albrecht, will my mad dash from first hour band to a third floor second hour class in the other building to my freshman brothers. I, Helen Noreuil, will my chair in the first clarinet section to Jim Stolley, whose untiring effort has made him worthy of it. I, Craig Hellmers, will my seat in student council to whoever gets it. I, Dick Zell, will my noon walk to school with Kay Boles to anyone lucky enough to be going that way. I, Emil Morsch, will my wrestling technique to any South Pekinite, if there is one. I, Imogene Morrison, will my good grades in school to my sister Agnes if she can get them. I, Virginia King, will my Northern accent to a little Southern belle, Florence Moody. I, Dorothy "Bubbles” Janssen, will my dancing ability to Jim Stolley and Gene Reed. I, Lois Roberts, will my fair complexion and blond hair to Joyce Winkel. We, Evelyn Ripper and Mary Harms, will our seats on the South Pekin bus to whoever gets there last. I, Gwenneth Willoughby, will all my art gum erasers to my sister Nell—if she can find them! I, Marilyn Athey, will my chemistry seat and scarred finger to anyone who wants to experiment with phosphorus. I, Barbara Renfer, will my adored brace to anyone who wants to wear it. I, Phyllis Hoffman, will my broken locker mirror to anyone who wants seven years bad luck. I, Marilyn Smedly, will my locker, including the hanger, to Wilma Robinson. I, Phyllis Bonk, will my ability to skip school to anyone who can get it. I, Neva Sellers, will my curly hair to Jeanette Dunn. I, Dalta Eggena, will my seat on the South Pekin bus to anyone who can get it. I, Lila Michael, will my dark skin to anyone who is a "paleface.” I, Elenora Cappi, will my shadow, Norma Heiken, to Bob Lively. I, Delores Koch, will my seat in front of Jack Barthell in choir, to anyone that is ticklish. I, Shirley Faulkin, will my seat in English VIII to the next poor unfortunate who thinks that he can make it. I, Betty Gruber, will my job on the "Peekin' Thru the Chinks" column to anyone who is willing to stick his neck out. I, Helen Cannon, will my stool in Chemistry, where I eat during fourth hour, to anyone who can stand the crumbs. I, Jackie Goodman, will my chemistry II ability to Bud Udry and Bob Ranney. I, Mary Sereno, will the mirror in my locker to anyone who needs it. I, Erla Trainor, will my chewing gum, attached to various seats throughout the building, to Pat Samuelson and Virginia Dams. Long may they chew! I, Marge Dille, will my ability to get to Spanish every morning at twenty-nine minutes and fifty-nine seconds after eight to Marilyn Kep-ner. I, Pat Keller, will my locker to my sister, Mary Kay, who will use it in fifteen years. I, Marge Reed, will my ability to drive (?) to my little brother. Gene. I, Pat Frye, will my lonely evenings at home to Jo Ann Hayes. I, Joe Morrow, will the dread disease of Spring Fever which I get every year to anyone who will claim it. I, Pat Champion, will my first floor cubby-hole locker to future S. C. presidents. I, Catherine Osterman, will all my luck in getting at least a final grade of D in most subjects to anyone as dumb as I. I, Margaret Budde, will the remainder of my notebook paper to those who were always borrowing mine. I, Faydene Adkins, will my pug-nose (freckles and all) to that handsome sheik about town, "Senior Smoothie” Donald Ellinghausen. Pas 39 SENIOR EDITIONTHEY BEGIN AND END OUR DAY THESE QUILL AND SCROLL MEMBERS PLANNED AND EXECUTED THIS SENIOR ISSUE Don Ellinghausen, Editor Mary Leslie Robison, Adviser Pat Adkins Marilyn Albrecht Maxine Arnett Harry Bailey Jim Cash Don Ferguson Betty Lou Gruber Verna Hall STAFF Marian Hill Pat Jent Arta King Suzanne Moran Joan Shade Jim Smith Joyce Stauthammer Dick Stolley WE HUMBLE GRADS BID HONORABLE FAREWELL TO REVERED ALMA MATER The sight of a picture is worth ten thousand words about it ” Printing....................................The Lohnes Print Shop Pictures....................................Journal-Star photographer, George Sommer Engraving...................................Peoria Engraving Co. Pontiac Engraving and Electrotyping Co. Covers......................................Kingskraft, Kingsport, Tennessee SENIOR EDITION Page 40

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