Entered U.S. Army
January 10, 1945
Army July 11, 1944
Entered U.S. Army January 17, 1945
Entered Army Air
Corps May 2, 1944
We, the Senior
Class of 1945, dedicate the annual to these four hoys, in whose
service stars is enkindled the flame of a hope for a better
tomorrow, and as we do so, we make a humble resolution to pledge
ourselves to that common end.
MR. WALTER M. CLAGGETT
who has again supervised
El Paso High School through another successful year. Through his
counsel and co-operation as an adviser to the Senior Class, he has
made this year most enjoyable for us. For your guidance and
services, with sincere gratitude, we thank you, Mr.
Mr. W. M. Claggett, Mr. Harold Burroughs, Mr.
William E. Burroughs (secretary), Dr. J. A. Owens (president). Mr.
Louis Wadsworth, Mr. Owen Schertz, Mr. John W. North. (Not in
picutre, Mr. K. A. LaRochelle.)
You've Met these Teachers Before
El Paso, Illinois
Coach, Boys' P.E.
Girls' P.E., Biology
Millikin University, A.B.
El Paso, Illinois
James Millikin University, A.B.
University of Illinois,
El Paso, Illinois
General Science, Chemistry, Physics,
Bluffton College, A.B.
University of Illinois,
Farmer City, Illinois
Illinois, B.S., M.S.
Colorado State College
(Resigned Jan. 1,
Illinois Wesleyan U.,
University of Illinois, M.A.
El Paso, Illinois
Platteville State Teachers' College,
Council...Margaret Fenton, Everett Quiram
Many important happenings occurred in September, 1941.
A new era in schooling began—the class of '45 entered E.T.H.S. Under
the capable leadership of Don Gordon we progressed in mighty strides
toward achievement. The ordeal of initiation was passed successfully
and we became full-fledged members of the "mystic body" of El Paso
Township High School.
During our Sophomore year we were
welcomed by the upperclassmen and had a most enjoyable year, guided
by our president, Bill Tipler.
Our third year at E.T.H.S.
was filled with activity. Bill Tipler again accepted the office of
presidency. The Junior stand flourished at the football games. Then
we produced, under the direction of Miss Tendick, "Early to Bed,
Early to Rise." Our inevitable Senior year arrived and Bill Tipler
again filled the chief executive position.
In the field of
drama we showed the same ability that our class has always had, by
staging the outstanding production, "A Little Honey."
we leave El Paso Township High School, our remembrances will not be
held in such temporary objects as pictures, autographs, and
souvenirs, but rather in those precious memories of everlasting
friendship that we share with the faculty and student
DONA JANE AGNEW
seen but seldom heard. Home Ec. 2.
She is a winsome
wee thing. Mixed Chorus 1,2,3; Dramatic Club 4; G.A.A. 1,2,3,4;
Biology Club 2,3; Annual Staff 4; Music Contest 3; Girls' Chorus
1,2,3; Junior Play 3; Senior Play 4; Reporter Staff 4; "America for
I shall laugh myself
to death. Mixed Chorus 2,3,4; Track 1,2, 3; Senior Play 4; Boys'
Chorus 2,3,4; Basketball 1,3,4; Biology Club 2,3,4; Baseball 3,4;
F.F.A. 1,2,3,4; E-Club 4; Junior Play 3; "America for Me" 1;
The man that blushes is not
quite a brute. Basketball 3; Baseball 3,4; E-Club 4; Football
1,2,3,4; Class Officer 4.
I face life as a wise
man would. Student Council 1,2; Paper Staff 4; Biology Club 2;
Annua: Staff 4: Reporter Staff 4; Victory Council 2; Class Officer
I know the discipline of war.
Basketball 1,2; Biology Club 2; "America for Me" 1; Football 1,4.
(Entered U. S. Army Jan. 10, 1945.)
A witty woman is a treasure. Mixed
Chorus 1,2,3,4; Mixed Quartet 4; Dramatic Club 4; Pep Club 2; Senior
Play 4; G. A.A. 1,2,3,4; Librarian 3,4; Annual Staff 4; Girls Chorus
1,2,3,4; Mixed Octet 2; Junior Play 3; Reporter Staff 1,2,4;
Literary Contest 2,3,4; Girls' Quartette 2,3; "America for Me" 1;
Victory Council 3; Cheerleader 3,4; Girls Trio 4; Junior Girls
Her chuckles and her giggles are
a part of her. Mixed Chorus 1,2; Music Contest 2; Dramatic Club 4;
Senior Play 4; G.A.A. 2; Biology club 2,3,4; Annual Staff 4; Girls'
Chorus 1,2; Reporter Staff 4; "America for Me" 1; Home Re. 1,2.
KITTIE LOU EASTMAN
"Tis good to live and learn.
Dramatic Club 4; Senior Play 4; Band 1,2; Biology Club 2,3; Annual
Staff 4; Girls" Chorus 2; Literary Contest 3; Home Ec. 2; French
My true-love hath my heart, and
I have his. Mixed Chorus 2,3,4; Student Council 3,4; Reporter Staff
4; Senior Play 4: C.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Biology Club 2,3; Librarian 3;
Annual Staff 4; Girls' Chorus 1,2,3,4; Junior Play 3: Literary
Contest 3.4; "America for Me" 1: Victory Council 2; Class Officer
So dauntless inwar. Boys' Chorus
2,3; Biology Club 2,3: P.F.A. 1,2,3,4; "America for Me" I. ( Entered
U. S. Army. Jan. 17. 1945.)
NORMA FRESE A
willing worker and a
friend. Dramatic Club 4; Biology Club 2,3,4; Annual Staff 4;
Reporter Staff 3,4; "America for Me" 1; Home Ec. 1,2.
There's language in
her eye, her cheek, her lip. Transfer. Dramatic Club 4; G. A.A. 3;
Biology Club 3.
Oh Boys, the times I've
seen! Mixed Chorus 1,2,3,4; Track 1,3; Student Council 1; Reporter
Staff 2; Boys' Chorus 2,3.4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Biology Club 2,3,4;
Annual Staff 4; Baseball 3,4; E-Club 4; Football 1.2,3,4; Victory
Council 3; Class Officer 1.
Wearing the weight of
learning lightly like a flower. Mixed Chorus 2; Dramatic Club 4;
G.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Biology Club 2,3,4; Annual Staff 4; Girls' Chorus
1,2; Reporter Staff 4; Literary Contest 4; Home Ec.
She that was ever fair and never proud.
Reporter Staff 4; Biology Club 2,3; Girls' Chorus 1,2,3; Home Ec.
An all-around good-natured scout. Track 3;
Boys' Chorus 2; Biology Club 2,3; F.F.A. Minstrel 1; F.F.A. 1,2,3;
E-Club 4; Football 1,2,3,4; Class Officer 2,3.
Who saw life steadily and saw it whole.
Transfer. Home Ec. 4.
walks-a lady of delight. Biology Club 2,3; Librarian 4; Home EC.
Fair creature of an hour. Transfer.
"Dramatic Club 4; G. A. A. 2,4; Biology Club 2,3,4; Homo Ec.
Is true as steel. Boys' Choius
2,3, 4; Biology Club 2,3,4; F.F.A. 1,1',3.4; E-Club 4; Football
I had a pleasant time with
my mind for it was happy.
Boys' Chorus 1,2,3; Biology Club 2.3.4; F.F.A. Minstrel 1; F.F.A.
He has his share of wisdom. Mixed
Chorus 1,2,3; Dramatic Club 4: Senior Play 4; Boys' Chorus 2, 3;
Librarian 4; Annual Staff 4; Junior Play 3; Reporter Staff 4;
Literary Contest 3,4; "America for Me" 1.
Handsome is that handsome does. Track 1,2,3; Basketball
3,4 ;F. F.A. 1.2,3,4; Baseball 3,4; Football 3,4.
ELM A NEWKIRK
Her voice, gentle and low, an
excellent thing: in woman. Dramatic Club 4; G.A.A. 1,2,3; Biology
Club 2; Girls' Chorus 1,2,3; Home Ec. 1,2,3,4.
RITA JEAN KIRBY
Dark with excessive
bright. Mixed Chorus 4; Girls' Chorus 1,2,3,4; Dramatic Club 4; Pep
Club 1,2; Senior Play 4; G.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Biology 2.3; Reporter Staff
4; Literary Contest 2,3.4; "America for Me" 1; Home Ec. 2; Victory
Council 4; Cheerleader 1,3.
For courage mounteth
with occasion. Track 1,2,3; Boys' Chorus 4; Basketball 1,2,3,4;
Biology Club 2,3,4; Annual Staff 4; Baseball 3 4; E-Club 4; Football
1,2,3,4; Victory Council 4.
ROBERTA McCONKEY The fair, the
chaste, and unexpressive she. Dramatic Club 4; Band 4; Biology Club
2,3,4; Girls' Chorus 2; Home Ec. 1,2.
BETTY NEWKIRK As merry as the day is
long. Dramatic Club 4; G.A.A. 1,2,4; Biology Club 2,3,4; Home Ec.
LEO PFISTER I am as sober as a judge. Transfer.
Biology Club 2, 3; Football 3,4.
When he sings, we forget our
sorrows. Mixed Chorus 1,2,3,4; Mixed Quartet 4; Student Council 3,4;
Boys' Chorus 2,3; Boys" Sextet 1; Basketball 1; F.F.A. Minstrel 1;
Annual Staff 4; Music Contest 126.96.36.199; Boys' Quartet 1.2; Mixed
Octet 1.2.3; Baseball 3.4; F.F.A. 1,2,3,4; Junior Play 3; Boys'
Vocal 188.8.131.52; oAmerica for Me" 1; Victory Council 3,4; Class Office
He hath a daily beauty in his life.
Mixed Chorus 1,2,3,4; Dramatic Club I; Boys' Chorus 2,3,1; Annual
Staff 4; Basketball 1,3; Baseball 3.4; E-Club 4; Junior Play 3;
Reporter Staff 3, 4; Football 3,4; "America for
She is kind as she is fair.
Transfer. Mixed Chorus 4; Girls" Vocal 4; Mixed Quartet 1; Dramatic
Club 4; Senior Play 4; G.A.A. 3,4; Biology Club 4; Music Contest 4;
Girls' Chorus 4; Junior Play 3.
her locks, in wavy tresses flowing. G.A.A. 1,2,3,4; Biology Club 2.
3; Girls' Chorus 2,3; Reporter Staff 4; "America for Me" 1; French
He's a sure card. Track 2,3;
Basketball 1; Biology Club 2,3,4: Baseball 3,4.
MARY LOUISE WADSWORTH
She's always looking
on the sunny side of life. Mixed Chorus 3,4; Dramatic Club 4; G.A.A.
1,2,3,4; "America for Me" 1; Home Ec. 1,2,3,4.
Very demure and shy is she. Dramatic Club 4;
Biology Club 2; Girls' Chorus 3; "America for Me" 1.
The hidden soul of harmony. Mixed Chorus 1,4;
Dramatic Club 4; Pep Club 1; Senior Play 4; Band 1,2,3; G.A.A.
1,2,3,4; Biology Club 2,3,4; Librarian 3; Annual Staff 4; Girls'
Chorus 1,2,3,.4; Junior Play 3; Reporter Staff 4; "America for Me"
1; Dance Band 1,2.
As good a chap as you could know. Mixed Chorus
1,2,3,4; Mixed Quartet 4; Dramatic Club 4; Senior Play 4; Boys
Chorus 2, 3,4; Basketball 1; Biology Club 2; Baseball 3,4: F.F.A.
1,2,3,4; E-Club 4; Boys' Vocal 4; Football 3,4; "America for Me"
BILL TIPLER We can't appreciate him enough. Mixed Chorus
1; Dramatic Club 4; Student Council 2,3,4; Senior Play 4; Biology
Club 2,3,4; F. F.A. Minstrel 1; Annual Staff 4; F.F.A. 1,2,3; Junior
Play 3; Reporter Staff 3,4: Literary Contest 3,4; "America for Me"
1; Victory Council 2,3,4; Class Officer 2,3,4.
ISABELLE VOLZ Sweet reasonableness. Mixed Chorus 2.3.4; G.A.A.
1.2. 3.4; Biology Club 2,3,4; Librarian 4; Girls' Chorus 1,2,3,4;
"America for Me" 1.
RUTH WILSON Large Is her heart. Dramatic Club 4; G.A.A. 1,2,3, 4;
Biology Club 2,3; "America for Me" 1; Home Ec.
Student Countil...Donna Bishop, Bill
Junior year-the year for looking ahead-looking ahead
first to the Junior-Senior Prom as the climax of the year. All
events lead that way-sponsoring the refreshments at games, selling
punch at the Homecoming Dance, producing "Moonlight for Herbert" the
Junior play. Activities "just for fun" included a hayride in the
fall and a skating party in the spring. The end of the year finds us
still looking ahead-to being Seniors next
First row: Miss Salmon, Arlene Wilkey, Marjorie
McDonell, Jerry McWilliams, Walton Volz, Kenneth Hany, Evelvn
Bridges, Mr. Root, Miss Tendick.
Second row: Joan Roth,
Donna Bishop, Barbara Cryer, Edna Mae Malcom, Mildred Webb, Virginia
Hayse, Mary Pauline Berg, Ethel Major, Janet Ruth Pinkham, Bill
Nohren, Lloyd Baker, Lloyd Raber, Byron Donze.
Ruth Stotler, Betty Altum, Delora North, Joyce Shaffer, Mary
Enright, Wayne Burroughs, Bill Burroughs, Rachel Wagner, Ruth
Taylor, Vera Scott, Edna Steckman, Shirley Quiram, Richard Pinkham.
Fourth row: Don Bailey, Wallace Fever, Bob Schramm, Don
Harris, Robert Reinkensmeyer, Gene Schertz, Bill Poorbaugh, Kenneth
Wessel, Bill Davis, Lewis Wessel, Bernard Oltman, Leroy Wessel,
Clifford Knoll. Not in picture, Margaret
President - Kaywin Burroughs
Secretary-Treasurer - Gerry Benedict
Council - Doris Wadsworth
Adviser - Mr.
||First row: Mr. Maurer, Franklin Jones,
Russel Trunnell. Joan Wollenschlager, Joanne Everett, Irma Jean
Woelfle, Alice Wohlfeil, Joan Lawyer, Arlene Hartwig, Ann Walters,
Ruth Garrels, Berrenice Wessel, Marjorie Kingdon, Doris Wadsworth,
Miss Cloney, Miss Grandy. |
Second row: Joe Hany, Jack Wilson,
Beverly Vincent, Eleanor Fenton, Rosemary Armstrong, Gerry Benedict,
Joan Pierce, Dona Punke, Betty Lindsay, Betty Barnett, Mildred
Bigger, Donna Armstrong, Walter Nyberg, Robert Weber, Bill West.
Third row: Kaywin Burroughs, Bill Fouts, Lucile Pfister,
Peggy Letsinger, Margie Pinkham, Marilyn Pfleeger, Donna Epps, Lois
Poorbaugh, Iona Hilger, Deloris Newkirk, Betty Barber, Vivian
Steckman, Velma Hall, Jim Wingstirn, Gene Wilkey.
Leon Folkers, Eugene Heller, John Eastman, Robert Berg, Jack Harvey,
Walter Pfister, Joe Powell, Earl Longman, Dale Letsinger, Charles
Cox, Herbert Pinkham, Allen Schertz, Gene Eft, Ed Martin,
Remmert. Not in picture, Jeannette Eichelberger, Betty
- Lowell Crawford
Vice-President - tim
Secretary-Treasurer - Carol Jean Cryer
- Kenneth Faulk
Adviser - Miss Miles
|First row: Miss Gibbs, Dallas Oilman,
Merle Pinkham, Mary Lee Turnipseed, Norma Bluckmore, Helen Peters,
Carol Cryer, Don Coyle, Marilyn Harris, Marjorie Sparks. Lowell
Crawford, Dora Sutton, Dick George, Charles MacDonald. Miss Miles.
Second row: Henry Hayse, Violet Wilkey, Paul Moore, Don
Krug. Merlin Franke. Shiloh Strouse, Betty Todd. Mildred Beachey.
Mary MacDonald. Doris Wilkey, Jane Sutton.
Third row: Paul
Hynes, Tim Enright, Ruth Blackwell, Middie Diers, Jean Seggerman,
Vera Steffen., Rita Rippel, Phyllis Krug, Rosemary Lyons, Lloyd
Fouts, Evelyn Lock.
Fourth row: John Engel, Floyd Pouts,
David McIntyre, Raymond Garrels, Don Punke, Opie Hocker, Don Koch,
Robert Punke, Robert Dixon, Delmar Jones, Don Toole, Kenneth Faulk,
Virgil Haas, Glenn Burroughs, Junior Bill, Paul Wessel. Not in
picture: Mary Eichelberger, Robert Hartman, Orval Porth.
FootballFirst row: Glenn
Sparks, Marvin Kingdom Jim Corbitt. Bill Poorbaugh. Dick Gaines,
Kenneth Wessel, Byron Donze. Mr. Bowers.
Second row: Jerry
McWilliams, Lyle Miller, Don Gordon, Monte Lindsey, Jim Davis, Bill
Nohren, Lewis Wessel, Leroy Wessel.
Third row: Kaywin Burroughs, Dick George. Jack
Harvey, Walter Pfister, Bernard Oilman, Allen Schertz, Bill
Fouts, Bill Davis.
|September found El Paso with a new
football mentor. Coach Bowers, who had directed basketball and track
the previous year, was now undertaking the task of turning out a
winning football team. He did this very ably by ending the season
with six wins against two losses.
Throughout the winter he
led El Paso's basketball team for the second straight year. This
time he walked off with the Woodford County Championship to his
credit. Coach Bowers also handled the El Paso baseball team.
Hail The Conquering
Heroes!Don Gordon, Monte Lindsey, Bill Poorbaugh,
Lloyd Raber, Jim Corbitt. (not in picture, Bill
|First Team - Donnie Bowers, Jack Wilson,
Ed Martin, Lloyd Raber, Byron Bonze, Bill Burroughs, Lyle Miller,
Don Gordon, Monte Lindsey, Jim Corbitt, Kenneth Wessel, Bill
Poorbaugh, Mr. Bowers.
Junior Varsity - The second team started slowly but
improved by leaps and bounds. There are some coming stars in the
second team cast, and El Paso can look forward to some good
basketball in the next season. rivals will see and hear a lot
of Eddie Martin, Kay Burroughs, Kenny Wessel, Byron Donze and other
under-classmen who scored for the second team this year. After
losing their first seven games these fellows came back to reverse
the decisions on practically every team that had beaten the, and
finished with 9 wins againts 10 defeats.
Second Team - Jack Wilson, Kaywin Burroughs, Ed Martin, Lyle
Miller, Lewis Wessel, Kenneth Wessel, Walter Pfister, Opie Hocker,
Byron Donze, Glenn Burroughs, Mr. Bowers.
BaseballFirst row - Gene Savoie, Everett
Quiram, Glenn Sparks, Jim Corbitt, Jim Davis, Monte Lindsey, Don
Gordon, Bill Nohren.
Second row - Mr. Bowers, John Eastman,
Jerry McWilliams, Lyle Miller, Bernard Oltman, Byron Donze, Leroy
Wessell, Lloyd Raber.
Gym ClassWith heavy emphasis by the
government on physical fitness, the Boys' P.E. program at E.T.H.S.
during 1944-45 was planned along those lines. During the fall
special emphasis was put on calisthenics, running, and touch
football. The winter activities consisted of swimming, calisthenics,
and basketball. Following' a boxing tournament in the spring,
outside activities were resumed with the main attraction being
The Girls' P.E. classes started with baseball and
deck tennis. During the winter months basketball, volleyball, and
swimming were the main activities. When spring arrived, baseball was
resumed and swimming continued.
Through the splendid co-operation of the ANNUAL STAFF,
it has been proved that "the pen is mightier than the sword." It was
decided that the annual published this year would be one which would
not soon be forgotten. That goal was achieved through the efforts of
the co-operative spirit of the staff: Editor-in-Chief, Claire Lyons;
Assistant Editor, Joan Cleary; Business Manager. Margaret Fenton;
Business Committee. Monte Lindsey. Hill Tipler, Lois Coyle, Kitty
Lou Eastman. Eugene Savoie; typists. Norma Frese, Betty Hynes;
reporters, Everett Quiram. John Everett; photography. Kathryn
Schertz, Don Gordon; Advisers. Miss McCue. Mr. Bowers.
Annual Staff - First
row, left to right: L. Coyle, M. Fenton, C. Lyons, J. Cleary, B.
Hynes, N. Frese. Second row: Miss McCue, B. Tipleer, K.
Eastman, K. Schertz, D. Gordon, M. Lindsey, E. Quiram, G. Savoie, J.
Everett, Mr. Bowers.
The E.T.H.S. REPORTER STAFF has had a busy year and
has offered stiff competition to the Juniors, who are responsible
for the last issue of the publication. The Reporter has always
brought forth items of interest and Importance, a special feature
being news from the service boys. The Reporter staff: Editor, John
Everett; Assistant Editor. Bill Tipler; Reporters. Betty Hynes.
Kathryn Schertz, Norma Frese; Art. Claire Lyons; Typing. Joan
Cleary, Ethel Stortz. Arminta Frakes; Mimeograph. Margaret Kenton;
Freshman Reporter, Merlin Franke;1 Sophomore Reporter. Gerry
Benedict; Junior Reporter. Barbara Cryer: Senior Reporter, Rita
Kirby; Exchange. Shirley Burroughs. Lois Coyle.
Reporter Staff - First
row, left to right: J. Cleary, E. Stortz, J. Everett, C.
Lyons. Second row: B. Cryer, M. Fenton, M. Franke, K.
Schertz, G. Benedict, N. Frese, B. Hynes, R. Kirby, G. Savoie, B.
Tipler, Miss McCue.
Librarians - Seated: Miss Salmon.
Standing: Marjorie McDonell, Isabelle Volz, Joyce Shaffer,
Claire Lyons, Mary Pauline Berg, Bernice Hayse, Joan
Biology Club - First row: Miss
Cloney, Joanne Everett, Joan Wollenschlager, Marjorie McDonell,
Lucile Pfister, Peggy Letsinger, Ruth Stotler, Eleanor Fenton,
Beverly Vincent, Deloris Newkirk, Betty Barber, Isabelle Volz, Mary
Louise Wadsworth, Betty Newkirk.
Second row: Wallace
Fever, Gene Wilkey, Clifford Knoll, Joan Roth, Margie Pinkham,
Barbara Cryer, Mary Pauline Berg, Gerry Benedict, Joan Pierce, Dona
Punke, Marjorie Kingdon, Doris Wadsworth, Betty Lindsay, Roberta
McConkey, Lois Coyle, Walton Volz, Kenneth Hany, Eugene
Third row: Jerry McWilliams, John Eastman,
Charles Cox, Jack Harvey, Allen Schertz, Joyce, Shaffter, Ruth
Taylor, Marilyn Pfleeger, Betty Altum, Rachel Wagner, Vera Scott,
Shirley Quiram, Mildred Bigger, Bill Fouts, Joe Hany.
row: Jack Wilson, Mary Enright, Marcella Shomaker, Bob
Schramm, Marvin Kingdon, Bill Tipler, Monte Lindsey, Jim Corbitt,
Norma Frese, Betty Hynes, Donna Epps, Lois Poorbaugh, Don Gordon,
Virgil Krug, Kathryn Schertz.
Mrs. Irene Armstrong, Mrs.
Preston Benson, Scott Bigger, Ruth Blackwell, Mrs. Vane Bosworth,
Vincennnes Bowers, Emma Boyd, Owen Carroll, Mrs. Clara Clark, Mrs.
Frank Cleary, Frances Cloney, Miss Cleo Coyle, Joe Crawford, Donald
V. Eastman, John Everett, Dan L. Fenton, Clarence Fever, Wilbur
Fisher, Marie Fitzgerald, Mrs. Buton Frankes, George Frese, Mrs.
Pearl Garrels, LaVerne Garrels, Vivian Gibbs, Mrs. Maude Gleason,
Harriet Grandy, Col. V. C. Gordon, Francis Hynes, Betty Hynes,
Katharine Jenkins, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Jones, Maray Helen Jones,
Betty Jurgens, Mervin H. Kemp, Lester Kingdon, Thomas H. Kinsella,
Frank Kirby, Donald Kirkton, W. D. Kitchell, H. S. Lampe, Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Ketsinger, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lindsey, Monte Lindsey, Claire
Lyons, Rev. E. E. Manes, Mr. and Mrs. Elvy McConkey, Margaret McCue,
Mr. and Mrs. John McDonell, Virginia Miles, Rosemary Wilson, Theo.
Newkirk, Delora North, Dr. J. A. Owens, Otto Paulson, Dr. C. O.
Patton, Mrs. C. O. Patton, Leo Pfister, Florence Pfister, Marilyn
Pfleeger, Mrs. and Mrs. Roy Pinkham, Eva Jane Pinkham, Rev. A. L.
Reid, Alma Ripple, Mary Salmon, Lee Schertz and family, Lois Scott,
Arthur Sparks, Alph Stoller, Ethel Stortz, Clyde Stotler, Mrs.
Francis Sutton, Marian Tendick, Walter Wessel, Mr. and Mrs. Louis
HOME ECONOMICS CLUB-The El Paso Home
Economics Club started the year by initiating ten new members at a
candlelight service. Unlike other years, the group elected no
officers, but appointed a chairman and two members to conduct the
meetings. The purpose of the club is to hold meetings once a month
at which time a business meeting, entertainment, and refreshments
are furnished by the committee. Three members of the club and Miss
Miles, club adviser, attended Rally Day which was held at
HOME ECONOMICS CLUB-Standing, left to light: Dora
Sutton, Vera Steffen, Violet Wilkey, Miss Miles, Mary Louise
Wadsworth. Bernice Hayse. Doris Wilkey, Betty Newkirk, Ruth Taylor
Marilyn Hams, Lois Poorbaugh, Shirley Quiram, Vera Scott, Edna Mae
Malcom, Marjorie McDonell Arlene Wilkey, Jane Sutton, Phyllis Krug,
Joyce Shaffer, Delora North.
F.F.A.-At the first meeting, the
F.F.A. boys elected the following officers: President. Everett
Quiram; Vice-President, Glenn Sparks; Secretary, Gene Schertz;
Treasurer. Virgil Krug; Watch Dog, Herb Pinkham; Reporter, Jim
Corbitt. Mr. Snyder, agriculture teacher at E.T. H.S. for a number
of years, left at the end of the first semester, and Mr. Walker from
Chenoa took over his duties in the F.F.A.
Seated: Ruth Blackwell,
Jeanne Seggerman, Betty Altum, Helen Peters, Virginia Hayse, Janet
row: Lyle Miller, Marvin Kingdon, Glenn Sparks, Jim Corbitt, Virgil
Krug, Everett Quiram, Earl Longman, Walter Nyberg, Merle Pinkham.
Second row: Tim Enright Don Krug, Delmar Jones, Clifford
Knoll, David McIntyre, Herbert Pinkham, Bernard Remmert. Robert
Berg. Don Koch.
Third row. Don Punke, Robert Punke, Russel
Trunnell, Wallace Fever. Robert Dixon, Don Harris, Gene Schertz,
Robert Remkensmeyer, Bernard Oltman, Virgil
The Band made its first appearance of the year at the
Homecoming foot-bull game, led down the field by the drum majorettes,
Betty Jurgens, Joanne Everett, and Joan Wollenschlager. The Halloween
Parade sponsored by the Kiwanis was led by the high school band. Another
activity of the hand was to play at the basketball games. The spring
concert was given in April. Several instrumental soloists entered the
district contest in Peoria.
Sixty-five girls made up the girls'
chorus; the boys' chorus consisted of twenty-two; and thirty-seven members
were selected for the mixed chorus. The choruses gave a Christmas program
of many Christmas carols. Chorus groups are also presenting a spring
musicale at the close of the school year.
The girls' trio sang for
the open house at the high school, the Christmas program, the speech
contest, and several other programs. The sextette of sophomore girls sang
on many of the same occasions and on other programs.
groups organized this year were the senior mixed quartet, Marcella
Shomaker, Joan Cleary, Everett Quiram, and Glenn Sparks, and a boys'
quartet, Lewis Weasel, Everett Quiram, Glenn Sparks, and Kenneth
The preliminary music contest was held April 10, and the
county contest at Roanoke, April 20.
Left to right: Barbara Cryer,
Ruth Stotler, Joan Cleary.
Left to right: Joanne
Everett, Eleanor Fenton, Gerry Benedict. Margie Pinkham, Peggy
Letsinger, Beverly Vincent.
Left to right: Everett
Quiram, Marcella Shomaker, Joan Cleary, Glenn
CHORUS-First row: Joan Wollenschlager, Joanne Everett,
Margaret Fenton, Carol Cryer. Marilyn Harris, Donna Bishop. Ruth
Stotler, Betty Lindsey, Dona Punke. Marjorie Kingdon, Isabelle Volz.
Doris Wilkey, Arlene Wilkey, Jane Sutton, Miss Gibbs.
Marjorie McDonell, Joan Roth, Deloris Newkirk, Vivian Steckman,
Betty Barber, Lucile Pfister, Eleanor Fenton, Edna Mae Malcom,
Ann Walters, Mariorie Sparks. Helen Peters, Joan Pierce, Doris
Wadsworth, Mary Louise Wadsworth, Beverly Vincent, Peggy
Third row: Rita Kirby, Margie Pinkham, Barbara Cryer,
Gerry Benedict, Mary Pauline Berg. Betty Todd. Middy Diers, Rosemary
Armstrong, Phyllis Krug, Ruth Blackwell, Mildred Webb, Violet
Wilkey, Mildred Bigger, Joan Cleary.
Fourth row: Delora North.
Ruth Taylor. Marilyn Pfleeger, Arlene Hartwig, Marcella Shomaker,
Mary Ehright. Joyce Shaffer, Jeanne Seggerman, Vera Steffen, Rachel
Wagner, Donna Epps, Lois Poorbaugh, Kathryn Schertz. Vera
Scott, Shirley Quiram.
CHORUS-First row: Henry Hayse, Don Coyle, Franklin
Jones, Leon Folkers, Clifford Knoll. Jim Corbitt, Lewis Wessel,
Glenn Sparks, Walter Nyberg, Bernard Remmert.
Charles Cox, John Eastman, Wallace Fever, Joe Hany, Gene Wilkey,
Gene Savoie, Kenneth Wessel, Don Gordon, Marvin Kingdon, Byron
Donze, Monte Lindsey, Miss Gibbs.
CHORUS: First row: Miss Gibbs, Joan Cleary, Margaret
Fenton, Joan Roth, Carol Cryer, Isabelle Volz, Rita Kirby, Ruth
Stotler , Mary Louise Wadsworth, Donna Bishop, Shirley Quiram, Peggy
Letsinger. Beverly Vincent.
Second row: Eleanor Fenton, Ruth
Taylor, Delora North, Marilyn Pfleeger. Margie Pinkham, Phyllis
Krug, Lois Poorbaugh, Marcella Shomaker, Mary Enright, Joyce
Shaffer. Kathryn Schertz, Barbara Cryer.
Third row: Leon
Folkers, Bernard Remmert. Byron Donze, John Eastman, Walter Nyberg,
Lewis Wessel, Jim Corbitt, Kenneth Wessel, Glenn Sparks, Don Gordon,
Everett Quiram, Clifford Knoll.
Middy Diers, Donna Epps, Leon Folkers, Betty Hicks,
Carol Cryer, Ruth Taylor, Betty Barber, Gerry Benedict, Walton Volz,
Marilyn Pfleeger, Joyce Shaffer, Lucile Pfister, Eleanor
Fenton, Walter Pfister, Don Bailey, Kenneth Wessel, Jack Stitt, T.
Ann Coyle, Mary Lee Turnipseed, Shiloh Strouse, Lewis Wessel, John
Kirkton, Miss Gibbs, Joanne Everett, Joan
Wollenschlager, Beverly Vincent, Roberta
McConkey, Bob Schramm.
organized drama club, LAMASCARA, completed a successful year by
presenting "Laugh House" on March 6. The purpose of the club is to
create an enjoyment in acting and play production. During the year,
the club has produced a series of one-act plays, skits, pantomimes,
and blackouts. The officers elected for the current year
|First row - Joan
Wollenschlager, Joanne Everett, Elma Newkirk, Carol Cryer, Eleanor
Fenton, Lucile Pfister, Peggy Letsinger, Ruth Stotler, Donna Bishop,
Margie Pinkham, Barbara Cryer, Evelyn Bridges, Beverly Russell, Ann
Walters, Joan Cleary.
Second row - Kaywin Burroughs, Leon
Folkers, Mary Louise Wadsworth, Kate Eastman, Lois Coyle, Joan Roth,
Kathryn Shertz, Mary Pauline Berg, Marilyn Pfleeger, Rachel Wagner,
Marcella Shomaker, Mary Enright, Joyce Shaffer, Delora
Third wor - Miss Tendick, Rita Kirby, Byron Donze, Roberta
McConkey, RuthWilson, Betty Barber, Bill Nohren, Gene Savoie, Walter
Pfister, Claire Lyons, Bob Schramm.
Fourth row - Betty Newkirk,
Betty Hynes, Norma Frese, Kenneth Wessel, Bill Poorbaugh, Bill
tipler, Jim Corbitt, Glenn Sparks, Lewis Wessel.
|SENIOR PLAY-Lights! , . .
Camera! . . . Curtain! April 26 and 27 the senior play of
produced under the direction of Miss Tendick, "A Little
Honey," was proclaimed as one of the best plays
any senior class
has ever produced.
The plot is centered around Diana Minton, who,
since her boy friend, Tom Corning, has entered the service, has
become very much interested in the theoretical analysis of motors,
navigation and the like, and because of this has almost lost him.
Diana's younger sister, "Scoots," annoys everyone
with the antics
of her pet frog Pegasus, while Jerry Minton and Albert Parker
interrupt the quiet
household of the Mintons with their unending
trial of* securing a dress for Jerry to wear to the
Senior dance. Grandma enters via her wheel chair and
saves the day with a bit of "good old fashioned"
Jerry Minton, a teen-ager...Margaret Fenton
Minton, the father...Jim Corbitt
Albert Parker from next
Eve Tyler, an attractive widow...Shirley
Martha Minton, the
"Scoots," Jerry's younger sister Diana,
Jerry's older sister - Marcella Shomaker
Grandma Thornton, Martha's mother...Kitty Lou Eastman
Megglehammer, the cook...Lois Coyle
Mrs. Simmons, a trained
nurse - - Rita Kirby
Corning, in love with Diana...Bill Tipler
The SURE-SHOT MAN, An
exterminator ...Glenn Sparks
Junior Play "Moonlight for Herbert"
The curtain rose promptly at 8:00 on November 17 and
18, when the Junior class presented the three-act comedy, "Moonlight
for Herbert." This clever, entertaining, and altogether youthful
play was enthusiastically received. Bill Nohren played the part of
HERBERT RAINS, who was forever clouding his parents' horizon, and
Barbara Cryer as JEAN BRESSART played opposite him. Donna Bishop and
Kenneth Wessel, as Herbert's long-suffering progenitors, gave
excellent performances as well as Bob Schramm as Vincent, Herbert's
buddy, who was always involved in the latter's troubles. Lewis
Wessel as Vincent's professor-father gave an excellent portrayal.
Other members of the cast were: Joan Roth, the baby of the family;
Pauline Berg, the music teacher; Mary Enright, music patroness; Gene
Schertz, famous music critic; Delora North as the town's leading
realtor; Marjorie McDonell, a housewife; and Lloyd Raber as a
The Cast - Seated: North, Nohren,
Bishop. Standing: Miss Tendick, Raber, Berg, Schertz,
Wessel, Wessel, Cryer, Enright, Schramm, Roth, Shaffer,
The Girls' Athletic Association
Girls' Athletic Association consisted of 42 members under the
leadership of Miss
Cloney. The officers elected were: President,
Barbara Cryer; Vice-President, Delora North; Secretary, Margaret
|The program of
this organization for the year included a hike and wiener roast for
the benefit of new members, a basketball shooting contest,
initiation, and the big event of the year-entertaining the football
and basketball squad-this year a chili supper. Bake sales and dues
furnish the money for these events.|
||First row: Joanne Everett,
Carol Cryer, Marilyn Harris, Peggy Letsinger, Doris Wadsworth,
Marjorie Kingdon, Dona i-unke, Rosemary Armstrong. Eleanor Fenton,
Ann Walters Deloris Newkirk, Betty Barber, Mildred Beachey.
Second row: Margie Fenton. Rita Kirby, Shixiey Burroughs.
Donna Bishop, Barbara Cryer, Margie Pinkham. Lucile Pfister. Joan
Pierce, Iona Hilger, Isabelle Volz, Mildred Bigger, Betty Lindsay,
Beverly Vincent, Miss Cloney.
Third row: Joan
Wollenschlager, Joan Roth, Ruth Stotler. Lois Coyle, Betty Altum,
Mary Pauline Berg, Ruth Wilson, Ethel Stortz, Janet Ruth Pinkham,
Middy Diers, Rita Rippel, Mary Louise Wadsworth.
Joan Cleary, Gerry Benedict, Delova North. Joyce Shaffer, Mary
Enright, Marilyn Pfleeger, Lois Poorbaugh, Donna Epps, Betty Hynes,
Betty Newkirk, Marcella Shomaker, Kathryn Schertz.
||Cheerleaders - Carol Cryer, Joan Cleary,
Betty Jurgens, Delora North|