The Old School
Purple and GoldIssued by the Class of
1917, April, 1917
Yearbook of the El Paso Township
High School, El Paso, Illinois
transcribed and contributed to
Woodford County, Illinois Genealogy Trails by Dena
Ava Campbell ...Assistant Editor.
Kathrine Welch ...Assistant Business
Frank Shuman ...Athletic Editor.
Dorothy Bruniga...Society Editor.
Esther McWilliams...Art Editor.
PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
Throughout the sixty
years' history of public schools in El Paso, there are two things which
stand out above all others. One is the arrangement whereby a community of
fifteen hundred people is called upon to maintain two distinct school
systems, and the other is the steadfast regard for education, which has
during till that time, without reckoning the cost of labor, sought to give
the young people of the community the best educational advantages
The beginnings of our school system are found
in the earliest days when El Paso sprang up around the junction of two new
railroads. At first, classes were in private homes and the teachers were
citizens who volunteered to teach the children without pay. Mrs. Jennie
Young, who died here in 1914, was one of those pioneer teachers. In 1857
the first school house was built, being what is now the John Schlink
residence. Henry Hewett was the first teacher. A year or two later, on
petition of Maj. J. H. Wathen and others, the city was divided into two
districts and the territory west of the Illinois Central was known as
District 5. This was the beginning of El Paso's two-school system. Maj.
Wathen presented the new district with lots on which the Jefferson Park
building now stands and a two room school was erected. In 18(56 the
building was enlarged and the course extended. Hattie Hodges was the first
west side principal and Jennie Carlton (now Mrs. S. II. Worthington) was
her assistant. In 1872 George W. Patton, now judge of the Woodford County
Circuit Court, was principal of the school. In 1877 the building was
enlarged to two stories and a high school course added.
side school occupied its original building until 1869 when the erection of
the present handsome structure began. The new building cost
$25,000 and was one of the finest buildings in Illinois. The taxes were
burdensome for a time but in 1880 a wise plan of retiring the bonds was
worked out by Dr. Cole, a member of the school hoard. It is interesting to
note that Dr. Cole was also the father of the city's water
In 1897 the west side school was replaced by a modern brick
building costing $12,000. The school board dignified it with the title of
Jefferson Park School whereupon the east side board named theirs the
McKinley School, in honor of President McKinley. El Paso now has two fine
school buildings and it was popularly supposed that the large investment
would assure permanency of the two-school system.
In 1910 the boards of
the two districts entered into a working agreement whereby the high
schools were united. The new plan included the employment of a
superintendent who had general supervision of the educational affairs of
the entire pity. The course was enlarged and the faculty increased, all
without extra expense to the tax payers. The high school, as it is now,
includes a thorough business course, manual training and domestic science
in addition to the branches previously taught, and the methods of
instruction arc in accord with the most practical modern ideas. Carl B.
Moore is the present superintendent and the high school faculty consists
of nine members. The present enrollment in the high school is one hundred
and twenty, forty of whom live outside the limits of the city of El
Of the hundreds of teachers who have served here during the
past six decades there are sonic whose achievements are a necessary part
of the history of the school. On the east side, John Morrison was the
principal who organized the high school and through his efforts the school
reached a high standard of excellence. Anna E. Hill, now for many years a
teacher in the Robert Waller high school. Chicago, placed the west side
school on the accredited list at the University of Illinois and devoted
unusual ability to building up its various departments. The east side
school was accredited about the same time and both schools have remained
in good standing at the state university almost continuously since then.
In 1897 and 1898, there came to El Paso two young men who will he
remembered as among the ablest school men we have ever had. H. K. Waites
took charge of the Jefferson Park School in 1898. just one year after J.
L. Pricer came here as superintendent of the McKinley School. Mr. Pricer,
now head of the Biology Department at the Normal University, at Normal,
and Mr. Waites, who is at present superintendent of schools at Princeton,
Illinois, each was in HI Paso seven years and during that time the schools
came into their own.
The welfare of the schools has been so close
to the thoughts of the people that they have never hesitated to serve on
boards of education whenever called. The records of these hoards from the
very beginning contain the names of men and women foremost in the life of
the town. Among the citizens who have served longest as members of school
boards arc David Evans. A. S. McKinney and P. B. Stilt. For a generation
each of these men gave his time and thought to the educational interests
of the city.
In 1915 a movement was started to organize a high
school district in El Paso embracing some thirty thousand acres of farm
land. The proposition carried, and a heard of education was elected.
Objectors to the district tested the constitutionality of the law under
which it was organized and the Act was declared unconstitutional. The fate
of the district is now in the hands of the legislature where a hill is
pending which seeks to validate the districts formed under the invalid
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Mrs. M. A. Adams...Secretary
R. L. Beshers, J. T.
Cleary, W. A. Colburn, Peter Donner, George Shuman
Carl B. Moore
Illinois State Normal
Illinois State Normal
University of Illinois, 1915
Paul M. Mulliken
Illinois State Nornal
Illinois State Normal
Columbia School of
Rayborn L. Zerby
L. Ada Kreider
Illinois State Normal
Lawrence Berry...Secretary and Treasurer.
History of Class of
Thirty-eight Freshmen enter El Paso High School on
September 7. 1914. This is the first time this same group of boys and
girls come together in one meeting. The assembly seems large to most of us
and many of the things around the room are looked at with awe and wonder.
We are very quiet and obey everything told us by the teachers (we are only
Freshmen). We wonder how it is the others do whatever they want to and do
not have any idea of discipline. The newness soon seems to wear off,
however, and we are not as timid as before. In fact the Sophs say we are
getting rather "smart" This "smartness" is soon taken out of us by their
initiation. However, the effect of this is apparent only in the injury
done to our feelings. We soon begin to wish for a party. To everyone's joy
invitations are received to a surprise party. A good time is enjoyed by
all who attend even though the Sophs try vainly to interfere with the
festivities. After this parties are held frequently and always with the
unwelcome aid of the Sophs. The remainder of the year goes on without any
great happenings until the class picnic which is held at Bridge Park. "We
are going to have a real picnic and go for both dinner and supper. We have
a good dinner and expect a good supper, hut nothing is left to eat so we
are forced to go home without any.
Time passes; again the class of
'17 gather but this time as Sophomores. The class is smaller as several
have dropped out or moved away. This is the year looked forward to during
our first year because we know we will have the pleasure of making
everything miserable for the Freshmen. Several parties and weiner masts
held. At one of the roasts, we prove that not quite all of the Freshmen
foolishness has disappeared-we forgot to take the wieners!
third time in our High School career the fall of the year arrives and we
are now Juniors. The class of thirty-eight has dwindled to seventeen, but
we are still as great a class as ever and are always increasing in wisdom.
The foolishness shown by us while Freshmen and Sophomores has passed away
and we are a trifle dignified as we are only one year from being Seniors.
The year is started out with a good hard study and after everything is
going well we decide to publish a High School calendar. The success
of this enterprise is due largely to the aid of Miss Alpha Myers, the
class adviser. The money obtained from the sale of these calendars we use
in buying a beautiful picture "Aurora." which is presented to the
school. Parties are held frequently and as the girls do not
give the boys a party, the latter give them a leap year party. The climax
of the yearly social events is the Junior-Senior banquet. It is given as a
compliment to the Seniors and is a great success. At the commencement and
Baccalaureate we display our artistic ability in arranging the beautiful
Our Senior year is come; how proud and dignified we
are. We look down on the others with an air of condescension. The lower
classmen envy us and the Juniors show their respect for us by entertaining
us with a masquerade. Later we show our appreciation of this by giving
them a theater party. The boys of the class are prominent in the football
world, one being captain and halfback, another, fullback, and still
another, end. Our high school life is drawing to a dose and we are
beginning to prepare for the final exercises. Preparation is being made
for the future. Some will attend college and others have plans not yet
disclosed. The members of the Class of '17 hope always to be a credit both
to the class and to the school.
Alpha E. Myers
Miss Alpha E.
Myers was for three years the adviser of the Class of 1917 and we as
Seniors wish to show in this way our admiration and respect for her.
Last year the class published a calendar, the first one ever
published by any class in B. T. H. S. and its great success was due
largely to her unceasing efforts to make it such. It was through her
suggestion that, with the proceeds from the sale of the calendar,
the class purchased the beautiful picture "Aurora" and presented it
to the school.
Miss Myers was also active in planning the
Junior-Senior banquet of 1916. Her simple but artistic method of
handling the affair made it one of the best ever given in the
history of the school. Such efforts to aid the class in its
activities endeared Miss Myers to all of
Irene Roberts...Vice President
Berry....Secretary and Treasurer.
Miss Edith Dunn...Class
Top row: Elden Johnson, Paul Barnard, Richard Berry,
Hugh Beshers, Parks Bohlander, Lyle Boner, George Evans, John
Bottom Row: Ralph Armstrong, Berdina Loehr, John Kyser,
Edna Robinson, Perry Kingdon, Irene Roberts, Ernest Patton, Owen
John Kyser-"All great men are dead or
dying and I don't feel well myself".
Perry Kingdon-"Stuck on himself,
and has no rival"'.
Richard Berry-"Full of Pep''.
agin, on agin, gone agin to Flanigan".
Parks Bohlander-"Eventually, why
Elden Johnson-"Full of the dickens"(?)
to be onery in all of his classes; to some who get caught, it's a wonder
John Hart-"A faint heart never won fair lady".
Patton-"The man behind the team".
Lyle Boner-"How can I make my
pompadour more fetching"?
Berdena Loehr-"She breaks some lad's heart
with every sweet smile".
Edna Robinson-"Sober, steadfast, and
Ralph Armstrong-"Strong as his name".
Irene Roberts-"Oh, to
dance all night and dress all day".
Hugh Beshers-"He is full of
Owen Schertz-"Be thou a man both silent and sane, and yet hear
your part in every good game.
Sophomore Class Officers
Wayne Turner...Vice President
Valentine...Secretary & Treasurer
Miss Mildred Coburn...Class
Top row: Virginia Burger, Cletus Valentine, Lela
Kridner, Clarence Hershe, Marguerite Hanna, Gladys Warrick, Lillie
Mae Burster, George Eft, Maude Lucas, Cecil Sharpe, Josephine
Second row: Zelda Burroughs, Wayne Turner, Alta
Holt, Fredrick Aubrey, Marie Eft, Donald Boner, Ruth Shuman, Burton
Hurd, Marion Wadsworth, Luther Miller, Frances Erskine.
row: George Stambach, Minnie Schieber, Alfred Stimpert, Esther
Bohlander, Harlan Koerner, Goldie Dehority, Louise Valentine,
Theodore Jenkins, Theodosia Hankey, Cletus Cleary, Ella
Theodosia Hankey-"Studious to please,
yet not ashamed to fail".
Theodore Jenkins-"The most trying boy in
Louise Valentine-"My home is in Heaven; I'm here on a
Goldie Dehority-"As good as gold".
George Eft-"A pool
Lillie Mae Burster-"Lillie Mae yet she may not".
Warrick-"Silence is more musical than song".
Clarence Hershe- "Her ? She ?"
Lela Kridner-"Oh, Lela, how
thou dost giggle".
CIetus Valentine-"The champion
Virginia Burger-"Sober but not serious".
Stambach-"I won't go to Heaven if I can't go on my bicycle".
Sturgeon-"Mama's darling. Oh joy".
Cecil Sharpe-"From our suburb to the
Alfred Stimpert-"Another suburbanite".
Lucas-"And still her tongue ran on".
Harlan Koerner-"A shining light
Esther Bohlander -"All the world loves a quiet girl".
Schieber-"Minnie Hah Hah".
Fredrick Aubrey-"A lady killer".
Holt-"Too pretty to be wise".
Wayne Turner-" Helen is the apple of my
Zelda Bourroughs-"She is like a hazel twig straight and
Burton Hurd-"I'm sadest when I sing, sader those who bear
Donald Boner-"He rushes our crammer, Dot".
Marie Eft-"A domestic
Ella Hall-"Perpetual motion".
Erskine "From our suburb to the south, Kappa".
Marion Wadsworth-"Modest and gentle is she".
Shuman - "The wind may rave, the rain may fall, but thous art happy thru
Cletus Cleary - "Intent he seems and pondering future things
of ponderous weight".
FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS.
Donald Seaton...Vice President
Beshers...Secretary and Treasurer
P. M. Mulliken...Class Adviser
First row: Clement Bingner, Dorothy Bonar, Louis
Jones, Flo Barney, Lloyd Morris, Blanche Morris, Martha Beshers,
James Porter, Emma Sengpiel, Everett McWilliams, Bernice Burger,
Kenneth Boner, Ella McNemar, Winfred Robnson.
Second row: Henry
Eft, Melva Skates, Lyle Marvin, Vivian Burroughs, Glenn Johnson,
Ruth Holt, Charlie Barker, Ramona Williams Lawrence Crusius, Etta
Cunningham, Irene Bailey, Orion Hartzell, Minnie Schwitters, Louise
Third row: Eugene Mayne, Hattie Cotton, Allison
Robeson, Elva Brickner, Donald Seaton, Mansfield King, Minnie
McLaughlin, Durl McDonald, Cyrilda Valentine, Edwin Collins, William
Harvey, Eugene Cleary, Elmer
Hattie Cotton-"A chittering, chattering
Allison Robeson-"Funny as a tombstone".
Brickner-"She flirts with the Junior boys".
beautiful hair is growing long".
Everett Mcwilliams-"The little dimpled
Bernice Burger-"To know her is to love her".
Boner-"Well, they say best fruit grows closest to the ground".
McNemar-"I know a preacher's daughter-".
Winfred Robinson-"A lad of
Emma Sengepiel-"There's a twinkle in her eye".
Porter-" Work is a disease I never bad".
Blanch Morris-"She is as
slender as a bean pole".
Louis Jones-"Girls! Bashful Boys are always
Dorothy Bonar-"To think that one small head could carry all
Clement Bingner-"Oh. my darling Clement-ine".
Collins-"Hop, skip, and Flunk".
Cyrilda Valentine-"Cute, just like her
Durl McDonald-"Sawed off".
gentle modest maid".
Mansfield King-"Valuable goods come in small
Lawrence Crusius-"He took a girl to a party once".
Williams-"Ever afraid to speak".
Charley Barker-"I love all my
Ruth Holt-"A rather shy and bashful spirit".
Johnson-"An auburn haired youth who lisps".
Eugene Cleary-"Work and I
Vivian Burroughs-"Oh to dream and read".
should one study and make one's self mad?"
Melva Scates-"A small
package of wisdom".
Henery Eft-"If I can't sleep nights. I sleep in
Louise Laylander-"Not so bashful as she looks".
Schwitters - "A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance".
Hartzell-"Nobody knows it but once I was bashful".
Irene Baily-"You are
so modest, so gentle".
Etta Cunningham-"Least said, soonest
William Harvey-'There is a thought I cannot bear, the size of
shoe that he doth wear .
Flo Barney-"Thy modesty, a candle to thy
Martha Beshers -"And yet we gaze and do with wonder glow, that
one small head can carry all you know".
Eugene Mayne-"Silent, studious
Lloyd Morris - "A sturdy contry lad".
Robertson - "Who can take nine lives simultaneously".
Winners of the Woodford County Literary Contest,
||Burton Hurd - Winner of
Dorothy Brungia - Winner of
Hugh Beshers - Winner of Essay
Gordon - Winner of Second Place in Oration
Japanese Girl" was given by the Girls' Glee Club at the Grand Opera
House March 13. The Operette was well attended in spite of the rain
and storm and about fifty dollars was added to the music fund. Miss
Georgia Nettles directed the operette with Miss Coburn at the
Wearers of The
Our football season of
1916 was a great success. There were four men in school who had
played the year before, and the rest of the team were new men who
had never played before. This was a very great handicap to Coach
Vanneman and much credit is due him for turning out a championship
The team was very light and was made up of men from all
four classes, but their speed and team work was the thing which
could not be stopped by any team they played with.
One of the
great surprises of the season was the defeat of Peoria Manual by a
one-sided score of 19 to 0. On Thanksgiving Day the team defeated
Eureka, 37 to 0. This was the other big surprise of the season. Many
people expected the game to be a draw, but the team was "Out to
Win," and it seemed as though nothing could stop them. It was the
fastest and the cleanest game of the season and made El Paso High
School the undisputed champions of Woodford County. All during the
season the team had the hearty support of the students and people of
the town especially Dr. Henderson and Drs. H. M. and Alfred Clarke,
who spent a great deal of their time helping
Thanksgiving Mr. Moore gave a banquet to the team. Other guests were
R. L. Zerby, P. M. Mulliken, Horace Baker and Edward Selk. Coach
Vanneman acted as toastmaster and those who responded were Mr.
Moore, Captain Shuman, Beshers, Kyser, Wolk, and Evans. After the
banquet. Ernest Patton was unanimously elected captain for next
year. Coach Vanneman then presented 12 men with their letters and
they went home, a happy bunch. The defeat of Peoria Manual was
celebrated by a banquet at the Clifton Hotel given by Donald Seaton.
Rev. Leach made an interesting speech and several of the members of
the team made short speeches.
This year wo were forced to stay out of basketball
because we could not find a hall to play in. In the past this was
our favorite same but this year we were forced to do without it
although we bad the best material for a fast team the school has had
for some time.
Last year tennis
was added to the list of events in the annual county meet. We won
first in all four branches of this event, Hurd Adams winning Boys'
Singles, George Evans and Perry Kingdon winning- Boys' Doubles,
Marie Oster winning Girls' Singles and she and Esther Evans winning
Last year we lost
the county meet to Minonk by a very close score. This year we have
plenty of good material for a fast track team. In the past we have
had some very good athletes. Joe Baker holds County, Bradly, Lake
Forest, and Stag records in the Shot and Discus. His
record in the shot is 49 ft. 6 in. and in the sicus is 125
feet. Another man is Virgil Gordon, who holds county records
in 50 yard dash, quarter mile dash, running broad jump and
Shuman Evans Wolk, Kyser Seaton Beshers,Patton Cleary
Barnard, Aubrey Roth Eft.
Football Captain, Shuman, Coach Vanneman.
Mrs. C. F.
Hildreth (Neil McLafferty)...Freeport, Ill.
Mrs. A. E. Fleming
(Mae Gibson)...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. F. S. McLafferty (Mary
Angie Johnson ...Peoria, III.
Leslie Van Dorn ...Pontiac,
Laura Z. Burtis...Deceased
John Stevenson (Mayme Miller)...San Diego, Gal.
Frank B. Stitt...El Paso, Ill.
Farnsworth (Laura Sutton)...Fresno,
Mrs. J. F. Schoffield (Addie
Mrs. Daniel Patchelor (Lillie
Mrs. R. A. Kirkpatrick (Anna
McKinney)...EI Paso. Ill.
Mrs. Harry Kreider (Hattie Stembach)…
San Juan, Texas.
Mrs. Edward Foster (Eva Van Dorn)…Pontiac,
Mrs. Will Myers (Emma Williamson)…
Edward Hoagland...Las Cruces,
Mrs. Frank Mum (Jessie Tompkins)...Wichita, Kans.
W. W. Warrick (Lue Van Meter)...Laurel,
Mrs. Elder (Laura
Mrs. F. S. Smith (Annie Hendron)...Mt.
Mrs. W. H. Gerberich (Minnie Potter)...Wolcott,
Mrs. Joseph Welte (Nancy Grafft)...David City,
Mrs. A. H. Wolk (Estella M.
Potter)...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. J. S. Tucker (Carrie D.
Williamson)...El Paso, Ill.
Evans Jr...Chicago, Ill.
Mrs. F. B. Stitt (Flora
Sarah M. Cough...El Paso. Ill.
Mrs. J. W
Stephenson (Anna Jenkins)...San Barnardino, Cal.
Mrs. John Taylor
(Hattie Lewis)...Waukegan, Ill.
Mrs. Samuel Schofield (Anna
Mrs. Chas. McWilliams (Minnie
Robert Sturgeon ...Fisher, Ill.
E. A. Johnston (Estella Sutton)...Seattle.
Maud H. Hazen...Chicago,
Carrie L. Ingels...Waterbury, Conn.
Mrs. W. A. Hart
(Mayme Jenkins)...La Junta, Cal.
Elida Moore...Mt. Vernon,
Mrs. Leonard Zinzer (Barbara Paul)...Lakefield,
Mrs. E. N. Kerr (M. Carrie
Clute)...Rock Island, Ill.
Edgar H. Dunn...South Pasadena,
Mrs. Edward Guard (Lizzie Hendron)...Le Roy, Ill.
K. Evans (Ella McOmber)...El Paso,
Mrs. W. H. Seidel (Minnie
Baughman)...Cedar Rapids, la.
Bert Brown…Peoria, Ill.
Hamm...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. Arthur Hickle (Nellie
Lillie Myers (Mrs.
Mrs. Augustus Magenheimer (Mary
Howard C. Polhemus...McHenry,
Mrs. J.H. Kyser (Bessie Shuman)…El Paso, Ill.
Curtiss…El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. A. H. Waite (Carrie E. Dunn)...El
Mrs. Parke Barnard (Josephine Gough)...Flanagan,
Mrs. J. F. Sturgeon (Hattie Helme)...El Paso, Ill.
Chandler (Maggie Lee)…Peoria, Ill
Carrie L. McClellan...Chicago,
L. Gay Stitt ...Deceased
Mrs. Will Gibbs (Lizzie
Tipler)...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. I. E. Pitman (Susie Hamm)...El Paso,
Charles W. Hodgson…Park City, Utah
Katherine Jenkins...El Paso, Ill.
Will Merriman (Bertha Johnson)...Frederickstown, O.
Mrs. E. M.
Hodgson (Addie McKinney)...Minonk, III.
Mrs. Will Burks (Della U.
Carrie Robinson...El Paso, Ill.
A. Laughlin (Millie Schafer)...Deceased
Mrs. H. H. Winchell
(Bessie Shreve)...Monte Vista, Col.
Mrs. Charles Anderson (Lizzie
Mrs. C. J. Alyea (Nell J. VanMeter)...El
R. Edwin Worley...Deceased
Charles O. Patton...El
Mrs. J. L. Robeson (Hattie R.
Cavan)...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. W. J. Morrison (Estella
Chapman)...Mt. Vernon, O.
Mrs. J. F. Schofield (Flora B.
Down)...El Paso, Ill.
O. Perry Jones...Deceased
Mrs. B. J.
Lemon (Mollie T. Kearney)...El Paso, Ill.
Henry Losch...Chicago, Ill.
Moore...Mt. Vernon, Ill.
Mrs. Geo. Spangler (Nettie
Nell G. Patterson...El Paso, Ill.
John Pleasants (Alta A. Schofield...El Paso, Ill.
Gilbert (Ida G. Smith)...Wolcott, Ind.
Elsa E. Swartz...Missoula,
Mrs. Ephriam Wadsworth (Cora M. Worley)...Goldfield,
No graduates on account of the
changes in the course of study.
The following graduated in 1891
but finished the two years' advanced work on the east side:
W. J. Morrison (Estella Chapman)...Mt. Vernon, O.
Mrs. J. F.
Schofield (Flora Down)...El Paso, Ill.
Nell G. Patterson...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. E. A.
Laughlin (Mille Schafer)...Deceased
Mrs. C. J. Alyea (Nell Van Meter)...El Paso, Ill.
Smith...(completed west side three years' course)
completed the full four years' course on the east side:
Bear (Mamie Evans)...Watseka, Ill.
Mrs. Bertrand, Houston (Hattie
Ira Hamm...Onawa, Ia.
Mrs. R. W. Jones (Nell Worthington)...Deceased
Mrs. Will Boner (Fannie Kingdon)...El
Mrs. C. P. Horner (Myrtle Pleasants)...Chicago,
Mrs. A. B. Hurd (Jessie Cannon)...El Paso, Ill.
Herbert Bassett (Blanche Worley)...Macomb, Ill.
Russell Dawson...Cicero, Ill.
Mrs. F. R. Blakely (Mamie Cable...Red Oak,
Luella Down...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. Adolph Nofsinger (Laura
Mrs. Arthur Gee (Ida
Mrs. Alden Witham (Minnie
Frank Somers...Fort Dodge, Ia.
Stitt...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. Bert Sheen
Mrs. B. W. Strickland (Berte
Mrs. J. E. Schlink (Tella Patton)...El
Lydia Losch...El Paso, Ill.
Major Worthington...Chicago, Ill.
Hayes Yambert (Alice Down)...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. J. E. Hall (Grace Hitch)...Deceased
Mrs. John Cass
(Alice Hazen)...Hinckley, Ill.
Mrs. H. C. Cook (Jeanette
Mrs. Herman Johnson (Grace
Nettie Dawson...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. George Neff (Maud Schofield)...Chicago,
Mrs. J. A. O'Neil (Josie Fruin)...Chatsworth, Ill.
Linneus Pierce (Della Chapman)...Centerburg, Ohio
Wesley Bingner...St. Louis,
Mrs. Daniel Grady (Stacia Whelan)...Chicago, Ill.
Fickissen...San Antonio, Tex.
Mrs. Palmer Coon (Mabel
Mrs. J. W.
Thorpe (Nettie Bailey)...Redlands, Cal.
Mrs. P. L. Haas (Anna
Doyle)...El Paso, Ill.
Edna Fall...Hazelton, Ia.
Mrs. George Rangin (Sadie
Mrs. Duke Perne (Daisy Shuman)...Tacoma,
Mrs. Ed. Ray (Edna Ray)...Elm Creek, Neb.
Mrs. E. A. Rothrock (Bertha
Mrs. Frank Chapman (Nellie
Blanche Burkholder...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. Eli Pike Gale
(Frances Fursman...Marshalltown, Ia.
Mrs. Judson Pickard (Bertha Herr)...Mason City, Ia.
McGuire...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. Theodore Backstrom (Helen
Richards)...New Orleans, La.
John Crusius (Matilda
Mrs. T. L. Smythe (Fannie Holderman)...Hammond,
Hortense Ferrell...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. W. V. Burroughs
(Lola Gross)...Chillicothe, Ill.
Mrs. Mont North (Ruth Taylor)...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. I. D.
Ackerman (Lutie Gilbert)... Bloomington,
Mrs. Arthur North (Jennie
Drury)...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. Horace Baker (Glenna Boner)...El
George Hayward...Bloomington, Ill.
Kingdon...Eagle Rock, Cal.
Walter Mohr...Joliet, Ill.
Lee Howard...Rangoon, Burmah
Bert Harris...Cairo, Ill.
Mrs. J. W.
Murfield (Lottie Messer)...Chicago, Ill.
Mrs. H. W. Jacobs
(Gertrude McKinney)...Junction City, Kan.
Mrs. Chas. Hedges
(Laura Schneider)...Glenn, Cal.
Mrs. Charles Sutton (Anna
Engel)...Ft. Dodge, Ia.
Ethelyn Stone...Carrollton, Mo.
Mrs. John Widman (Emma
Mrs. B. W. Fitzgerald (Thresa Hines)...El
Mrs. Wm. Wellman (Isa
Mrs. Lester Thorpe (Oma
Francis Fruin...Gilman, Ill.
Harry Brewer (Sadie Hamilton)...Hunter, N.D.
Mrs. Spencer Leonard
(Rosenthal Cotton)...Peoria, Ill.
Mrs. Arthur Claypoole (Mary
Mollie Carroll...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. A. Pelco (Emma Schneider)...Glenn,
Claud Schofield...Oklahoma City, Okla.
Mrs. Ralph Chesbro (Katharine
Myrtle Dorsey...El Paso, Ill.
George Hayward (Bessie Campbell)...Chicago, Ill.
Mrs. George Graf (Rose Doyle)...Harvard,
Frank Bingner...Marquette, Mich.
Harry Miller...Peoria, Ill.
Mrs. Lawrence Piper (Dollie Render)...Chicago,
Mrs. Albert Hoke (Ella Herr)...Bloomington, Ill.
Garrabrandt (Lucy Boyd)...Elba, Col.
Mrs. Claude Schofield (Gladys Kyser)...Oklahoma City,
Mrs. H. G. Coss
(Ethel Tegtmyer)...Detroit, Mich.
Jessie Thorpe...El Paso,
Hazel Tucker...Normal, Ill.
Mrs. John Kirkpatrick
(Eleanora Gross)...Medford, Ore.
Mrs. Elrick Williams (Florence Somers)...Lawrence,
Barbara Glessing...El Paso, Ill.
Amy Whitmer...Derby, Kan.
Grace Thorpe...Rockwell City,
Lela Bullock...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. Ralph North (Ella
Bailey)...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. George Leonard (Justina
Johnny Evans...Lawrence, Kan.
F. C. Nichols (Lois Dorwood)...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. Herman Lampe
(Carrie Gull)...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. T. Walter Thompson (Mamie
Harry Stafford...New Carlisle,
Ethel Fishburn...Los Angeles, Cal.
Emma Geiger...El Paso,
Laura Kurtz...El Paso,
Anna Turner...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. John McKinney (Isis
Campbell)...El Paso, Ill.
Carrie Cannon...Colo, Ia.
Edwin Moyemont (Minnie Swatsley)...Armington, Minn.
Mrs. L. F.
Shepard (Mildred Oster)...Normal, Ill.
Ethel G. Jones...Madison, Wis.
Andrews...El Paso, Ill.
Edwin Gilbert...Wilkinsburg, Pa.
Cleary...Grand Rapids, Mich.
Chester Horner...Denver, Col.
Harry Herr...Okmulgee, Okla.
Mrs. John Venters (Nina
Fishburn)...Seattle, W ash.
Mrs. John Carper (Edith
Mrs. Percy Andrews (Faerie
Boner)...El Paso, Ill.
Clara J. Haas...El Paso, Ill.
Mary C. Fruin...El Paso, Ill.
Peter Hauck (Bertha Dawson)...Panola, Ill.
Mrs. Arthur Longman (Myrtle
J. Hartley Kerry...Minneapolis,
Clement Jenkins...El Paso, Ill.
Elsi Fuller...Chelsea, Mich.
Mrs. S. N.
Rust (Mildred Blumenshine)...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. F. C. Dorsey
(Augusta Remmers)...Scranton, Pa.
Fred C. Dorsey...Scranton,
Mrs. Will Copeland (Ada E. Augustin)...Pontiac, Ill.
Burger...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. V. L. Nicol (Grace
Fred P. Kuhn...Dayton, Ohio
Florence Baker...El Paso, Ill.
George Niergarth (Ethel Hiserodt)...East St. Louis, Ill.
Chas. Bailey (Mary Miller)...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. Claude North (Cora Jones)...El Paso,
Mrs. Robert Hopkins (Erma Stock)...Chicago, Ill.
Carl Fellhaner (Louetta Morgan)...Harris, Mo.
Mrs. W. E. Russell (Blanche
Mrs. Gayle Schofield (Jeanette North)...El
Edith Armstrong...McAlester, Okla.
Leo Render...Galesburg, Ill.
Edward Fitzgerald...Amboy, Ill.
Mrs. John Phillpi (Vera
Talbott)...Lake Villa, Ill.
Mrs. F. H. Doeden (Nellie
Render...Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Mrs. George Fell (Mayme
Gertrude Kearney...El Paso,
Linnie Lambert...Moberley, Mo.
Van Bosworth...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. George Wadsworth
(Ollie Armstrong)...Wilder, Ind.
Mildred Davis...El Paso,
Clara Claussen...Secor, Ill.
Florence Kyser...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. Henry Ioerger (Lorene
Edith Shuman...North Yakima, Wash.
Mrs. Kimmemon (Zelma Yambert)...Seton,
Joseph Render...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. Joseph Silldorf (Faye
Lydia Schroeder...El Paso,
Rolland Haas...El Paso, Ill.
Ursula Hayden...El Paso,
Mrs. Elmer Steen (Hope French)...Wenona, Ill.
Dye...Long Beach, Cal.
Mrs. Leo Render (Claudine
Barbara Haas...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. C. F. Sager (Nellie Swartz)...Speer,
Mrs. Q. Bullock (Ida Brooks)...El Paso, Ill.
Stambach...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. Bond (Laura Schmidt)...E. Peoria,
Max Smith...El Paso, Ill.
Clay Donner...Laporte, Ind.
Elizabeth Fruin...El Paso,
Mrs. James O. Connell (Blanche Pearson)...El Paso,
Ruby Reid...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. Fred Dye (Miriam
Schofield)...Long Beach, Cal.
Mrs. Earl Skinner (Martha
Culbertson)...Brooklyn, N. Y.
Mrs. Emory Stephens (Elsa
Mrs. E. J. Bonner (Emma
Schroeder...El Paso, Ill.
Reba Williams...El Paso, Ill
Ralph Burster (Blanche Schweizer)...El Paso, Ill.
North...El Paso, Ill.
Ralph Burster...El Paso, Ill.
Crowe...El Paso, Ill.
Merle S. North...El Paso, Ill.
Render...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. C. A. Geiger (Gladys
Jennie Shuman...North Yakima,
Mrs. Leland Potter (Barbara
Toussieng)...Buffalo, N. Y.
Estella Welch...El Paso, Ill.
Porter Ferrell...El Paso,
Donald Stitt...Santa Paula, Cal.
Olive Engel...Jacksonville, Ill.
Mrs. W. Keifer
(Eunice Newton)...Peoria, Ill.
Mrs. Max Smith (Litta Mohler)...El Paso, Ill.
Beshers...El Paso, Ill.
Mac Evans...El Paso, Ill.
Helen Shuman...El Paso, Ill.
Heinrich...El Paso, Ill.
Louise Hoagland...Peoria, Ill.
Stambach...El Paso, Ill.
Josie Hitch...El Paso, Ill.
Will Schofield...Moscow, Ida.
Haas...El Paso, Ill.
Cecelia Render...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. Robert Moody Louie Pitman...Chillicothe,
Will Leary...El Paso, Ill.
Ruby Faulk...El Paso, Ill.
Orville Haas, University Of
Illinois...El Paso, Ill.
Caroline Jenkens...El Paso,
Leanna Klopp...Streator, Ill.
Harold Kring...El Paso,
Josephine Michels...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. Clark Armstrong
(Irene Nethercott)...Panola, Ill.
Mae North, Eureka College,
'18...El Paso, Ill.
Alpah Patton...El Paso, Ill.
Dale Robinson...El Paso, Ill.
Sadler...El Paso, Ill.
Mildred Shreve...El Paso, Ill.
Snyder...El Paso, Ill.
Agnes Tulley...El Paso,
Alice Doody...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. Verne Bowers (Ruth
Armstrong)...El Paso, Ill.
Vera Belsley, Wesleyan...El Paso,
George Campbell...Spartanburgh, S. Carolina
Vera Crusius...Lexington, Ill.
Debolt...El Paso, Ill.
Herman Leonard...C.S. Osteopathy, Chicago,
Jesse North...El Paso, Ill.
John Sadler...El Paso,
Ruth Shepard...Normal, Ill.
Edna Shuman...El Paso,
Lois Waite...El Paso, Ill.
Marjorie Waite...El Paso,
Minnie Pierce...El Paso, Ill.
Adline Wolk...El Paso,
Mrs. Schafer (Myrtle Fevers)...Hudson, Ill.
Worley...El Paso, Ill.
Mrs. Earnest Walston (Mary
Joseph Baker -
Ann Arbor...El Paso, Ill.
Nellie Burroughs...El Paso,
Albert Cryor - Knox...El Paso, Ill.
Edna Hall - Wesleyan...El Paso,
Irene Kennell...El Paso, Ill.
Clyde Stotler...El Paso,
Sylvester Welch...El Paso,
Fayette Anthenat...El Paso,
Hurd Adams - University Of Illinois...El Paso, Ill.
Boniface Cleary - University Of Illinois...El Paso,
Marcella Cleary...El Paso, Ill.
Marguerite Cleary - St.
Mary's College...El Paso, Ill.
Carl A. Dodson...El Paso,
Fred Eft...El Paso, Ill.
Celeste Elting...El Paso,
Delmar Elting...El Paso, Ill.
Esther Evans - Knox...El
Virgil Gordon - Northwestern University...El Paso,
Ethel Haggard...Panola, Ill.
Florence Ioerger...El Paso,
Zella Jones...El Paso, Ill.
Dorothey McWilliams - Normal
University...El Paso, Ill.
Paul North - University Of
Illinois...El Paso, Ill.
Marie Oster - Normal University...El
Lewis Sturgeon...Panola, Ill.
Lucile Turner...Peoria, Ill.
Dewey Webber...Flagstaff, Arizona
- University Of Illinois...El Paso,
|Berry Bros. Groceries
Jeweler, H. F.
El Paso Dry Cleaning Wks., W. T.Andrews, Prop.
DeMotte, Furniture Store
Boyd & Pinkham - Dealers in
Automobiles and Worthy Auto Accessories
J. S. Collins - Fine
Gebhardt's Big Variety Store
Elmer Shreve -
Groceries and Queensware
The Ed. V. Price & The J. L. Taylor,
A. C. Foltz - Barber Shop
Home Piano Company - W.
Doud Motor Company
P. H. Andrews - Shoes &
John B. Michels - Drug Store
Auburn & Maxwell
Eve Brothers - Plumbing & Heating
F. G. Berta -
Burster & Henning Co. - Tailor made clothes
C. G. Schroeder - Attorney
Dr. J. M. Fishburn -
First National Bank of El
A.S. McKinney, President
Hitch, Vice President
F. B. Stitt, Cashier
L. K. Evans,
A. H. Waite, M. a. Adams, J. A. Gilmore
has equipped its office with every
known device for accuracy and economy of time to handle its enormous
volume of business.
Its force of clerks, cashiers, bookkeepers,
policy writers, stenographers and graphotype operators are all
high-class and proficient.
Miss DeBolt, first cashier, handled
through her department more than one hundred thousand dollars in the
month of December in checks m denominations of from 80c to $15.00
without a single error. This is a sample of the wonderful system
that the Secretary, Mr. F. C. Nichols has installed. The other
departments of the Association are just as proficient.
of claims are handled weekly by the claim department presided over
by Mr. Marvin, Mr. Nutt, Mr. Rich, Mr. Sparks and Miss Kuehling. The
Associations wrote more than 22,000 policies in 1916 and this year
they expect to write 50,000.
"The Belt" now employs seventeen
people, eight of whom were formerly pupils of the El Paso High
Schools and it is the policy of the Association to employ so far as
possible. El Paso people.
The management extends an invitation to
the public school teachers and pupils to inspect their offices and
will be only too glad to show you through the different