El Paso High School
Woodford County, Illinois Genealogy Trails
Ethel Major, Editor
Byron Donze, Assistant
Pauline Berg, Business Manager
J. Secord, Adviser
seated: Miss Grandy, Mr. Henderson, Miss Cloney,
Miss Miles, Miss McCue, Mrs. Harris, Mrs.
standing: Mr. Reckling, Mr. Traylor, Mr. Maurer,
Mr. Secord, Mr. Claggett.
We, the Senior Class
of 1946, dedicate the Cometeer to the Faculty of El Paso
Township Hight School. We appreciate the untiring effort,
cooperation, loyalty and support of the Faculty which includes
Mr. Bowers who left us in the
MR. WALTER M. CLAGGETT
As principal of our
school, we see Mr. Claggett every da in the office in the corridors
and the other rooms of the building. His cheerful smile and pleasant
word for everyone always accompany his busy, energetic, efficient
manner. We're glad to have had Mr. Claggett as our principal thise
last four years and we won't forget hi as our friend, principal and
The Board of Education
Mr. W M. Claggett, Mr. Harold Burroughs, Mr. William
E. Burroughs, Dr. J. A. Owens, Mr. Louis wadsworth, Mr. Owen
Schertz, Mr. John W. North, and Mr. K. A. LaRochelle.
You've Met these Teachers Before
Cocoa O. Taylor
El Paso, Ill.
& vocal Music
Chicag Musical College, B. M.
Havillah E. Reckling
El Paso, Ill.
Eastern Illinois State Teachers College, M.S.,
El Paso, Ill.
St. Anne, Ill.
Mary Salmon Harris
El Paso, Ill.
World History, Civics
Millikin University, A.B.
University of Ill.,
Farmer City, Ill.
University of Ill., B.S. M.S.
Harold E. Maurer
El Paso, Ill.
Chemistry, Physics, Aeronautices, Algebra
University of Ill., M.S.
James Millikin University, A.B.
Mrs. Marian Tendick Douglas
University of Ill., M.A.
Margaret A. McCue
Clarke College, A.B.
Students of the
Senior Class of
Ethel Major - 90.9
Lewis WEssel -
Barbara Cryer - 89.85
Pauline Berg - 89.1
Wilkey - 88.1
Marjorie McDonell - 86.67
Bill Davis -
Ruth Taylor - 86.43
Delora North - 86.35
1942 was a year to remember, especially for 59 boys
and girls who were eagerly starting their freshman year at E.T.H.S.
Their first election of the class officers produced Lloyd Raber,
President; Barbara Cryer, Vice president: Joan Roth,
Secretary-Treasurer; and Ruth Stotler, Student Council. Miss Salmon
was chosen as our advisor. Most of the freshmen came back to
struggle through their sophomore year. After counting heads on
September 1, we had a total of 56. The officers were: Byron Donze,
President; Fredonna Bishop, Vice-Presient; and Delora North,
Secretary-Treasurer. Ruth Stotler was a holdover for Student-member.
Miss Salmon was re-chosen as sponsor. The sophomore class was very
active in buying war stamps every week. There were two parties, a
hay ride and a sledding party.
And then we were juniors,
upperclassmen at last! Now only the seniors could look down on us.
That was our big year of work but a lot of fun. We worked hard
earning money for Prom by sponsoring the refreshments at the games,
selling punch at the Homecoming Dance and producing "Moonlight for
Herbert", the successful junior play. We re-elected Byron Donze,
President; Delora North was chosen Vice-President; Joan Roth,
Secretary-Treasurer; Bill Nohren and Fredonna Bishop, Student
Council Members. Again Miss Salmon did a fine job of sponsoring our
To bring to an end four grand and glorious years, 37
seniors stuck it out to the very end. To lead us successfully, the
following officers were chosen: Delora North, President; Barbara
Cryer, Vice-President; Joan Roth, Secretary-Treasurer; Marjorie
McDonell and Bill Nohren, Student Council Members. Three cheers
should go to our sponsor, Mrs. Harris (Miss Salmon) for her splendid
leadership throughout the entire four years, and to our newcomer Mr.
Secord for his assistance on the Cometeer. Our activities this year
were: A dance in James Parkhouse's new barn and the publishing of
the "Reporter", which with two paper staffs came out every two
weeks. Delora North and Marjorie McDonell as editors of the two
papers, really made the news fly. The publishing of the year book,
the "Cometeer" kept Ethel Major, Editor-in-Chief,
Byron Donze, Assistant Editor, and their
staff quite busy. Another great accomplishment was the
play "Strictly Formal",directed by Mrs. Douglas, (Miss
Betty Jean Altum
Donald V. Bailey
Mary Pauline Berg
Evelyn Louise Bridges
Wm. E. Burroughs,
Barbara Ann Cryer
Margaret L. Engel
Clifford L. Knoll
Ethel Lee Major
Robert W. Nohren
Janet R. Pinkham
Shirley A. Quiram
Lloyd P. Raber
Gene B. Schertz
Joyce Gay Shaffer
Vera B. Scott
Ruth Lorraine Stotler
Walton A. Volz
Rachel O. Wagner
Leroy W. Wessel
Garnet Arlene Wilkey
Countil...M. Pinkin, L. Morgan
First row: R. Weber, R. Berg, B. Remmert, L.
Folkers, F. Jones, K. Burroughs, L. Morgan, J. Hany, C. Cox, W.
Second row: Miss Cloney, Mrs. Douglas, D.
Wadsworth, D. Epps, B. Jurgens, A. Walters, A. Hartwig, J.
Eichelberger, G. Benedict, J. Eastman, J. Wollenschlager, D.
Punke, D. Armstrong, L. Poorbaugh.
Third row: Mr.
Reckling, J. Everett, J. Lawyer, V. Steckman, m. Kingdon, E. Fenton,
M. Bigger, D. Newkirk, J. Pierce, B. Lindsay, P. Letsinger, M.
Pinkham, R. Garrels, V. Hall.
Fourth row: A. Wohlfiel,
B. Wessel, I. Woefle, B. Barnett, M. Pfleeger, G. Eft, J. Powell, A.
Schertz, H. Pinkha, G. Heller, B. Fouts, G. Wilkey, L. Pfister, B.
Those not in the picture: E. Longman, J. Wilson, J.
Harvey, D. Letsinger, R. Dehority.
President - Dick George
Vice-President - George
Secretary-Treasurer - Don Koch
Student Council - Ken
Reporter- Bob Dixon
Adviser - Miss McCue, Miss Miles,
||1st: J. Engel, C. McDonald, D. Oltman,
H. Hayse, P. Hynes, M. Pinkham, V. Haas, R. Hartman, L. Crawford, L.
2nd row: Miss Miles, V. Steffen, P. Krug, G.
Hinthorn, P. Sutton, D. Wilkey, R. Blackwell, D. Koch, D. George, B.
Jurgens, B. Dixon, M. Diers, Miss McCue.
3rd row: R.
Rippel, M. Sparkes, M. Eichelberger, M. Turnipseed, M. Harris, B.
Todd, N. Blackmore, E. Lock, M. McDonald, D. Sutton, H. Peters, C.
Cryer, R. Garrels, J. Wingstern, P. Wessel.
4th row: M.
Beachey, V. Wilkey, R. Lyons, D. Punke, B. Punke, D. Jones, M.
Franke, Mr. Traylor, S. Strouse, D. Toole, O. Hocker, G. Burroughs,
- J. Gibbons
Vice-President - B. Fultz
Student Council - P. King
Sponsor - Mr.
|1st: F. Haas, V. Martin, O. Wilson, J.
Kirkton, B. Harroun, A. Seggerman, D. Rinkenberger, R.
2nd row: Mr. Henderson, R. Kingdon, P. King, B.
Hicks, J. Gibbons, Mr. Claggett, B. Fultz, S. Smith, V. Scott, A.
Newkirk, M. Gauger, Miss Grandy.
3rd row: J. Turner, D.
Hinthorne, M. Sutton, M. Cox, D. Kemp, G. Crawford, E. Stortz, B.
Bailey, V. Quiram, E. McClure, M. Kearfott.
4th row: R.
Boston, M. George, C. Steffen, J. Stitt, B. Bennett, G. North, D.
Geiselman, R. Pinkham, E. Hall, R. Duncan, M. Robinson.
Football1st row: F.
Fouts, W. Nyberg, J. Kirkton, J. Gibbons, O. Hocker, L.
2nd row: L. Wessell, LeRoy Wessel, J.
McWilliams, B. Davis, B. Oltman, L. Morgan, K. Wessel, B.
3rd row: J. Wilson,
K. Burroughs, B. Bennett, G. Schertz, B. Nohren, B. Donze, G.
Wilkey, D. George, Mr. Secord.
4th row: V. Haas, J. Harvey,
C. Cox, E. Hall, B. Dixon, D. Hoch, D. Toole, A. Schertz, R.
Baseball1st row - L.
Raber, B. Hohren, B. Poorbaugh, K. Wessel, B.
2nd row - Mr. Secord, K. Burroughs, L.
Morgan, L. Wessel, D. Letsinger, B. Donze, J. Wilson.
- D. Coyle, G. Hall, B. Dixon, D. Toole, B. Bennett, G. North, G.
Burroughs, R. Dehority.
1st row:J. Harvey, B. Nohren, K. Wessel, B.
Poorbaugh, B. Burroughs, B. Donze, J. McWilliams.
2nd row: F.
Fouts, G. Wilkey, D. Toole, L. Raber, K. Burroughs, Mr.
3rd row: B. Bennett, Lewis Wessel, B. Davis, J. Wilson,
L. Morgan, LeRoy Wessel.
Margaret Pinkham, Marilyn George, Jean Cryer, and
Annual Staff - 1st row: B. Altum, B.
Schram, B. Donze, J. Roth, J. McWilliams, B. Cryer, B.
2nd row: J. Shaffer, D. North, R. Stotler.
3rd row: E.
Major, E. Malcom, R. Taylor, M. Webb, K. Hany, B. Davis, B. Volz, P.
Berg, V. Hayse, L. Raber, Mrs. Harris.
E.T.H.S. Report Staff
Seated: V. Hayse, R.
Taylor, E. Malcom, S. Quiram.
Standing: W. Volz, J. Shaffer, M.
McDonell, C. Knoll, P. Berg, A. Wilkey, K. Wessel, V. Scott, Miss
E.T.H.S. Report Staff
1st row: D. North, J.
Roth, R. Stotler.
2nd row: B. Altum, M. Webb, Miss McCue.
row: B. Donze, K. Hany, B. Schramm, L. Wessel, E. Major, D.
"Ever Since Eve"
Franklin Jones, Dale Letsinger, Bill Fouts, Jack Harvey, Margaret
Pinkham, Leland Morgan, Betty Jurgens, Eleanor Fenton, Allen
Schertz, Lucile Pfister.
Seated: Jack Wilson, Joe Hany, Kaywin
Burroughs, Gerry Benedict, John Eastman.
Margaret Pinkham, Leland Morgan, Bill Fouts,
Betty Jurgens, Jack Harvey, Jack Wilson, Dale Letsinger, Franklin
Jones, Joe Hany.
D. North, B. Cryer.
2nd row: A. Wilkey, E. Malcom, V. Hayse, J.
Shaffer, P. Berg, J. Roth.
3rd row: M. McDonell, B. Altum, B.
Schramm, R. Stotler, K. Wessel, B. Poorbaugh, L. Wessel, B. Nohren,
Mrs. Douglas, B. Donze.
Cryer, Delora North, Edna Mae Malcom, Bill Nohren, Virginia Hayse,
Lewis Wessel, Bob Schramm, Joan Roth, Betty Altum, Arlene Wilkey,
Bill Poorbaugh, Byron Donze, Joyce Shaffer, Pauline Berg, Ruth
Stotler, Ken Wessel.
1st row: D. North, Lewis Wessel, P. Berg, B.
2nd row: B. Cryer, G. Benedict, B. Schramm, P. King, Mrs.
Douglas, L. Pfister.
1st row: L. Folkers, M. Kingdon, E. Bridges, M.
McDonell, L. Wessel, J. Eastman, B. Donze, D. George, B. Bennett, B.
Nohren, B. Poorbaugh.
2nd row: O. Hocker, E. Malcom, L.
Poorbaugh, R. Stotler, J. Roth, M. Pinkha, G. Benedict, B. Cryer,
Mrs. Douglas, D. Punke, D. Newkirk, J. Wollenschlager, J. Cryer, G.
Crawford, L. Crawford.
3rd row: J. Everett, K. Burroughs, D.
Wadsworth, B. Jurgens, S. Quiram, V. Scott, A. Walters, B. Todd, M.
Diers, D. North, D. Epps, B. Lindsey, M. Bigger, M. Pfleeger, E.
Fenton, J. Pierce, P. Letsinger, L. Pfister.
4th row: M. Sparkes,
P. Krug, J. Shaffer, W. Volz, B. Schramm, K. Hany, B. Altum, K.
Wessel, P. Berg, R. Garrels, R. Wagner, P. King, L. Morgan, B.
Fouts, B. Vincent.
1st row: D. Epps, A. Wilkey, M. McDonell, E. Major,
H. Peters, J. Pierce, P. Berg, J. Cryer, P. Krug, M. Kingdon, D.
Wadsworth, L. Poorbaugh.
2nd row: M. Turnipseed, J. Roth, D.
North, V. Scott, S. Quiram, R. Stotler, B. Cryer, M. Sparkes, m.
Bigger, J. Shaffer, J. Wollenschlager, B. Vincent, R.
3rd row: P. Letsinger, Mr. Traylor, M. Diers, M.
Webb, R. Taylor, E. Malcom, M. Harris, V. Quiram, E. Fenton, G.
Crawford, M. Pinkham, V. Wilkey, D. Newkirk, G. Benedict, M.
4th row: D. Armstrong, J. Everett, J. Eichelberger,
B. Wessel, I. Woefle, A. Jurgen, B. Lindsay, J. Sutton, M.
1st row: C. Cox, W. Nyberg, B. Vincent, L. Wessel,
2nd row: F. Jones, Mr. Traylor, D. Koch, S.
Strouse, B. Donze, O. Wilson.
3rd row: T. Enright, J. Hany,
B. Fouts, D. Letsinger, C. Knoll, G.
1st row: M. George, G. Benedict, E. Malcom, R. Taylor,
M. Bigger, M. Pinkham, P. Letsinger, J. Sutton.
2nd row: C.
Knoll, D. North, P. Krug, M. Pfleeger, L. Poorbaugh, M. Diers, G.
Crawford, B. Cryer, T. Enright, B. Fouts, O. Wilson.
3rd row: J.
Roth, J. Everetts, E. Fenton, S. Quiram, J. Cryer, R. Stotler, B.
Vincent, M. Sparkes, F. Jones, Mr. Traylor.
4th row: D. Koch, B.
Donze, C. Cox, S. Strouse, K. Wessel, L. Wessel, D. Letsinger, W.
Nyberg, G. Wilkey, J. Hany.
1st row: M. Diers, D. Epps, R. Bodger, B. Hicks, D.
Wilkey, R. Taylor, J. Cryer, J. Barrett, P. Letsinger, B. Volz, K.
Wessell, J. Shaffer, L. Pfister, M. Pfleeger.
2nd row: J.
Everett, B. Schramm, O. Wilson, M. Strouse, M. Turnipseed, P. Berg,
L. Folkers, D. Bailey, L. Wessel, S. Strouse, J. Kirkton, Mr.
Traylor, A. Fenton, P. Vincent, E. Gottle, M. Kurth, T. Coyle, L.
Future Homemakers of America
row: P. King, E. Malcom, Vera Scott, S. Quiram, R. Taylor, J.
Pinkham, V. Scott.
2nd row: Miss Miles, F. Hinthorne, D. Wilkey,
H. Peters, F. Kingdon, A. Wilkey, M. McDonell, J. Sutton.
row: E. McClure, R. Kingdon, C. Steffen, V. Quiram, V. Steffen, A.
Newkirk, P. Krug, B. Altum, M. Harris, R. Blackwell
Future Farmers of America
1st row: C. Knoll, W. Nyberg, G. Schertz, B. Dixon, B.
Oltman, Mr. Henderson.
2nd row: G. North, D. Koch, R. Berg, J.
Powell, G. Hall, V. Haas, B. Remmert.
3rd row: R. Hartman, D.
Punke, D. Jones, R. Punke, B. Jurgens, R. Duncan, F.
Junior Red Cross
1st row: M. Sparks, R. Taylor, M. Webb, B. Todd, D.
Sutton, R. Rippel, M. Beachey.
2nd row: Miss Grandy, M. bigger,
E. Fenton, M. George, P. Letsinger, M. Sutton, M. Kearfott,
3rd row: S. Quiram, V. Scott, R. Wagner, M. Diers, E.
Stortz, B. Hicks, J. Cryer.
Seated: Lucile Pfister, Lois Poorbaugh, Marjorie
McDonell, Gerry Benedict.
Standing: Mrs. Harris [Miss Salmon],
Arlene Wilkey, Marjorie Kingdon, Pauline Berg,
Patrons of 1946 Cometeer
Richard P. Brines
Roland Dale Keehma
James Jerome Haas
Mrs. Ursula Stitt
Mrs. Lyle R. Armstrong
Mr and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Dressler
Mr. and Mrs. Ivan
Mr. and Mrs. John Jones
Mrs. J. H. Dressler
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Maine
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Shumann
Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Wilkey
Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Stotler
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Sutton
W. C. Waterson
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kingdon
and Mrs. W. E. Burroughs
Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Patton
Mrs. Harold Render
Mr. Claude North
Mrs. Claude North
Mrs. Elmer Holt
Mr. and Mrs. James
Mrs. C. E. Cryer
Mr. and Mrs. Luther George
Mrs. Alpha Cleary
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Holt
Mrs. W. B.
Mrs. Martha Malcom
Mr. and Mrs. John McDonell
and Mrs. Lloyd Taylor
Father J. A. Dollard
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Bayless
Mrs. Roy Bell
Mrs. R. L. Beshers