Pekin High School - Pekinian Yearbook (Pekin, IL)

 - Class of 1945

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Adkins, 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 EDITION

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SENIOR 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 S

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Bloomer, 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 10

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