The Nautilus - 1929 
Eureka Township High School
Woodford County, Illinois Genealogy Trails
transcribed and formatted by D. Whitesell

THE STAFF, '28-'29

The Staff, '28-'29
Editor - Mary Eleanor Karrod
Assistant Editor - Ruth Butchart
Business Manager - Marie Bradle
Assistant Business Manager, Dorothy Doan
Circulation Manager - Earl Bach
Athletic Editor - Betty Dickinson
Sophomore Editor - Virginia Ball
Junior Editor - Walter Smith
Senior Editor - Marjorie Wilson
Contributing Editor    Charles Blankinsiiip
Contributing Editor - Beth Wilson
Contributing Editor - Elma Smith
Assistant Athletic Editor - Dean Bradle
Freshman Editor - Alleen Bkubaker
Joke Editor - Edith Hunsinger
Art Editor - Vera Darnell
Exchange Editor - Verna Smith
Proof Reader - Dorothy Nickel
Typist - Margaret Vorhees
Typist - Verneal Johnson
Typist - Fredora Pifer
Junior High Editor - Robert Blankinship
Faculty Advisers - Miss Smith, Mr. Scheid

To Miss Angie Smith
We, the Class of 1929, do respectfully dedicate this, our Senior Nautilus

Though we have never been so fortunate as to have Miss Smith for an adviser, we would like to dedicate our Nautilus to her. We wish to show our appreciation of her unremitting labor on the Nautilus and her excellent and interesting teaching. Miss Smith is a Eureka girl, a graduate of Eureka College. She has her Master's degree from the University of Illinois. We leave our very best wishes for a happy and successful future to Miss Smith.

Mr. Kesler

MR. KESLER Mr. Kesler has been our friend ever since we were green Freshies. He has been our advisor for three years. We knew him by reputation even before we came to High School, for he teaches those dread subjects-Algebra and Geometry! He has always given up a liberal amount of advice and it has been greatly due to his careful management that we have come out so well financially. When Mr. Adams was out of town with the keys to the furnace room the Keslers gladly offered their home for our use. It was such a cold stormy night! Something or other got into us and that was, literally speaking, the most shocking party ever held! It must have been the extreme cold and the slick floor which combined in causing electric shocks and even sparks when the slightest contact was created between two persons. That was one good time. Both Mr. and Mrs. Kesler have given liberally of their evenings when our class needed chaperons.

Miss Rogers has been our class advisor for the last two years. She has been a great help to us and has always been on the job. Whenever we needed advice, she was right there. Frances Rogers comes from Table Grove. She teaches History and Freshmen English and coaches Debate. It was through her agitation that the public speaking class was begun. We'll never forget the kind of fudge she makes.

Now that our high school days are over we are all thinking of what we'll do next year and as near as is known this is the program for the various members of the class of '29. Mary McGuire, Irma Swank, Hubert Hallam, Mary Eleanor Harrod, Ruth Butchart, Edith Hunsinger, Earl Bach, Kenneth Dorward, Betty Dickinson, Dorothy Doan, Winnie Smith, Gene Brubaker, Marie Bradle and Helen Williams all hope to enroll at Eureka College.
John Thewlis and Dwayne Perrine aren't certain what they'll do but they want to go to college and play football.
Verneal Johnson and Hannah Aspel hope to be stenographers in Peoria.
Fredora Pifer will continue working in Riley's office this summer and use her scholarship at Eureka next fall.
Mildred Connell, Margaret Voorhees and Marjory Wilson expect to attend Brown's Business College in Peoria, or Mildred may go to business school in Chicago.
Russell Flanagan expects to work in the factory.
Mabel Leighton, Odelia Rippel and Viola Wuethrich aren't sure what they will do.
Robert Davidson and Cecil Whittington will work on the farm.
Frank Musick will stay in town as Brown's delivery boy for awhile.
Beth Wilson is moving to Indianapolis and hopes to go to Hiram College.
Thelma Van Fossen wants to major in history at Bradley.
Clithroe Madden will sell "strawberries and watermellons this summer and hopes to go to College next fall.
Verna Smith will go to Goshen College.
Elma Smith says she'll go to working in the office at the factory.

Class Day '29

Fredora  Pifer won first honors with an average of more than 96. The class, following the custom set last year, wore gray robes and caps. There were thirty-four graduates, the largest class by one, in the history of the High School.

Military March - Shubert Elizabeth Ewing
Invocation - Rev. Harry Lothian
Vocal Solo, "Friend of Mine" - Sanderson Leslie Pierce
Address -  Hon. Rodney II. Brandon, Department of Public Welfare
Violin Solo, "Spanish Dance" -  Rehfield Hazel Gains
Presentation of Diplomas -     Dr. W. D. Madison, President of Board of Education
Class Colors-Rose and Silver.

"Oh Kay" (4); Ag. Club (1) (2) (3).
He only is a well-made man who has a good determination.

Dramatic Club (3) (4); "New Poor" (3); Glee Club (1) (3) (4); Class Basket-ball Team (3); Operetta (1) (3) (4); Chorus (4); Nautilus (3) (4); Scroll and Quill (2) (3) (4); Commercial Contest (3) (4).
Common sense is very uncommon.

Dramatic Club (3) (4); "New Poor" (3); Glee Club (1) (3); Operetta (1) (3) ; Debate Capt. (3) (4); Class Pres. (2); Nautilus (2) (3) (4); Scroll and Quill (2) (3) (4).
The countenance is the portrait of the soul.

"Oh Kay" (4); Glee Club (1)  (3)  (4); Operetta (1) (3); Nautilus (4); Scroll and Quill (2) (3) (4).
There is only one proof of ability-action.

Dramatic Club (3) (4); "New Poor" (3); Glee Club (1) (2) (3) (4); Class Basket-ball Team (3) Capt. (4); Operetta (1) (2) (3) (4); Chorus (1)
(2) (3) (4); Nautilus (3) (4); Tennis (1) (2)
(3; Scroll and Quill (3)  (4); Orchestra. (1) (2)
(3) (4); Commercial Contest (4).

Glee Club (1) (2) (3) (4); Class Basket-ball Team (4); Operetta (1) (3) (4); Nautilus (4).
Women do not fancy timid men.

Glee Club (1).
Good humor is always a success.

"New Poor" (3); Ag. Club (1) (2) (3).
Zealous, though modest.

"Oh Kay" (4); Football (2) (3) (4); Track (2);
Ag. Club (1) (2) Sec.-Treas. (3); Commercial Contest (4).
A man that blushes is not quite a brute.

Glee Club (1) (2) (3) (4); Operetta (1) (2) (3) (4); Class Basket-ball Team (3); Chorus (3).
Good taste is the flower of good sense.

Glee Club (1) (2) (3) Pres. (3); Class Basketball team (3) (4); Operetta (1) (2) (3) (4); Essay (1) (3); Nautilus (2) (3) (4) Editor (4);
Scroll and Quill (2) (3) (4) Pres. (2).

Glee Club (1) (2) (4); Operetta (4); Chorus (1).
A shy face is better than a forward In art.


Dramatic Club (3) (4); Essay (2); Nautilus (2) (3) (4); Scroll and Quill (2) (3) (4).
The pen is the tongue of the mind.

Dramatic Club (3) (4); "New Poor" (3); Glee Club (1) (2) (3); Football (2) (3); Basket-ball (1) (2) (3) (4); Operetta (2) (3)  (4); Chorus (2) (3).
Is there a heart music cannot melt?

"Oh Kay" (4); Glee Club (4); Football (3) (4); Operetta (4); Chorus (4); Orchestra (1) (2); Ag. Club (1) (2) (3).
O this learning, what a thing it is!

Dramatic Club (3) (4); "New Poor" (3); "Oh Kay" (4); Glee Club (1) (2) (3) (4); Class Basket-ball Team (3); Operetta (1) (2) (3) (4); Debate (2); Capt. (3) (4); Chorus (1) (2) (3); Class Pres. (3); Nautilus (2) (3) (4); Scroll and Quill (2) Pres. (3) (4); Orchestra (1) (2) (3) (4; Commercial Contest (4).
It is a friendly heart that has plenty of friends.

Dramatic Club (3) Pre*. (4); "New Poor" (3); Glee Club (1) (2) (3) Pres. (4); Class Basketball Team (4) Capt. (3); Operetta (1) (2) (3) (4); Debate (4); Vocal (2) (3) (4); Chorus (1) (2) (3) (4); Nautilus Business Mgr. (4); Tennis (2) (3) (4); Scroll and Quill (2) (3) (4); Orchestra (1) (2) (3) (4); Commercial Contest (3).
She scatters enjoyment who enjoys much.

Secor 2 years.
Glee Club (4); Operetta (4).
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.

*Work incomplete.

Glee Club (1) (3); Operetta (1) (3); Scroll and Quill (2)  (3) (4).
A good laugh is sunshine.

"New Poor" (3); "Oh Kay" (4); Football (3) (4); Basket-ball (2) Capt. (3) (4); Class Vice-Pres.
(3); Ag. Club (1) (2) (3).
The way to have a friend is to be one.

"Oh Kay" (4); Glee Club (1) (2) (3) (4); Class Basket-ball Team (3) (4); Operetta (1) (2) (3) (4); Chorus (1) (2); Class Sec.-Treas. (1); Nautilus (4); Scroll and Quill (2) (3) (4); Orchestra (4); Commercial Contest (3).
Health and cheerfulness make real beauty.

Glee Club (1); Operetta (1); Commercial Contest (3).
Mild of manner und gentle of heart.

Secor 2 years.
Orchestra (3) (4); Bund (4).
A life of ease is a difficult pursuit.

Glee Club (l) (4); Operetta (4).
Amiability shines by its own light.

"Oh Kay" (4); Glee Club (1) (2) (3) (4); Operetta (1) (2) (3) (4); Debate (4); Chorus (1) (2) (3) (4); Class Vice-Prea. (4); Nautilus (3) (4); Commercial Contest (2) (3); Class Basket-ball Team (3).
What ardently you wish you soon believe.

Ag. Club (2) (3); Dramatic Club (3) (4); Glee Club (2) (3) (4); Football (1) (2) (3) (4); Basket-ball (3); Operetta (2) (3) (4).
Restless at home and ever prone to range.

Glee Club (1) (2) (3) (4); Class Basket-ball Team (3) (4); Operetta (1) (2) (3) (4); Chorus (1) (2) (3); Class Vice-Pres. (2); Nautilus (3) (4); President Lincoln Society (4); Scroll and Quill (2) (3) (4); Commercial Contest (2) (4).
Smiles are the language of love.

Dramatic Club (3) (4); "New Poor" (3); Glee Club (1) (2) (3) (4); Operetta (1) (2) (3) (4); Debate (4); Chorus (4); Class Vice-Pres. (1); Nautilus (1) (2) (3) (4); Pres. Roosevelt Society (4); Commercial Contest (3) (4).
To excel is to live.

"Oh Kay" (4); Football (2) (4); Class Pres. (1); Ag. Club (1)  (2)  (3), Pres. (2).
Here I am, here I remain.

Dramatic Club (3)  (4); "Now Poor" (3); "Oh Kay"  (4); Football (2) (3) Capt. (4); Basket-ball (4); Operetta (4); Class Treas. (3); Class Pres. (4); Ag. Club (4).
Popularity is power.

'New Poor'(3); Operetta (3) (4); Nautilus (4); Ag. Club (1) (2).
Great men are sincere.

Glee Club (1) (4); Operetta (1) (4).
Kindness is virtue itself.

Dramatic Club (3) (4); "Oh Kay" (4); Glee Club (1) (2) (3) (4);Operatta (1) (2) (3) (4);Chorus (2) (3); Class Sec.-Treas. (4); Nautilus (3) (4); Tennis (1) (3) (4); Scroll and Quill (2) (3) (4); Orchestra (2) (3) (4).
Music is well said to he the speech of angel

Ipava 3 years.
Essay (4); Scroll and Quill (4).
Ernestness and sincerity are unanimous.

Class Will

We, of the class of 1929 of Eureka High School of the County of Woodford in the State of Illinois, being of full age, sound mind and peaceful disposition, do hereby declare (and publish) this, our last will and testament, in form and manner as follows: We bequeath Dorothy Doan's appendix to the Biology class. May they treat it gently. Russell Flanagan leaves his high topped boots and belt to Alvena Unsicker.   As there must always be modesty in a high school, Odelia Rippel leaves her modesty to the sewing classes and Miss McCluggage. To  Mildred Steider,  Robert  Davidson  leaves his stuffed animals. Verna Smith's fear of the dark we leave to Dale Gill an so he can't look in people's ice boxes.   To Fern Boyd we leave Fredora Pifer's eye exercises.   Since Aline Detweiler has so much  pep we leave Dwayne Perrine's laziness to her.   Cecil Whittington leaves his sense of humor to Esther Newhauser.   Viola Weuthrich leaves all of her class rings to Gladys Hunsinger.   We hereby leave the pet names for Thelma Van Fossen to the rest of Kes' classes.   John Thewlis leaves his popularity to George Crawford.   We bequeath Gene Brubaker's heel claps to Bob Mitchell.   As there are so many deep voiced boys in E. H. S. Mildred Connell leaves her high voice to Oren Switzer. To Mabel  Whittington, "Kenny" Dorward  leaves his blush.   As Ruth Butchart thinks there must be at least one bluffer in E. H. S. she leaves her ability to bluff to Marvin Plank.   We bequeath Verneal Johnson's quietness in the halls to Alma Van Fossen.   To Irving Chenoweth, Mabel Leighton leaves her perfect attendance record.     Marie Bradle leaves her extreme height to John Colburn.   Earl Bach hereby bequeaths Shirley Waggoner to the Freshmen.   Hubert Hallam leaves his song and dance number to Stella Stoller.   To Roger Sullivan, Mary Eleanor Harrod leaves her sarcasm.   Mary McGuire leaves her debate jackets to Lyle Barker.   We bequeath Frank Musick as a Senior Memorial to the school. Elma Smith leaves her flashing smile to Lorene Wilson for use on the basketball floor. Helen Williams leaves her worldly-wise look to Dorothy Nickel. Clithroe Madden leaves his place in the orchestra to Franklin Gerber. To Walter Smith, Beth Wilson gives all of her tennis medals. We bequeath Edith Hunsinger's Senior picture to the "United Artists". Hannah Aspel leaves her Chevrolet to Dean Bradle to play with. To Marie Adams, Margaret Voorhees leaves her Pratt's Purifying Pills. Winnie Smith wills her sweet disposition to Vera Darnell. Irma Swank leaves to Harold Blunier her ability to write. Betty Dickinson leaves her dignity to Walter Smith.   Marjorie Wilson wills her haircut to Lee Blunier. The above are the provisions of the last will and testament of the class of 1929. To Mr. Moore we charge the solemn duty of carrying out these bequests. Witnessed and sealed this twenty-seventh day of May, 1929.


F. B. Stumpf
Deck Motor Co.
Dr. J. L. Krause
Renfer's Quality Mdse.

The Pyke Studio
Wm. D. Madison, M.D.
B. H. Schumacher Jeweler, Eureka
Eureka Hardware, John DeWilde
Price's Service Station, W. G. Price Proprietor
H. C. Brown Groceries & Bakery

Otto Wagner, Clothes
Wilmer M. Dyar, Insurance
M. & B. Merc. Co.
Haecker's Restaurant
J. H. Leys Groceries & Bakery
Dr. N. Melaik, Dentist
O. E. Corbin, Meat Market
Loren P. Kesler, Insurance

F. S. Madlinger, Shoe Shop
M. E. Wright, Furniture
A. L. Wargo, Plumbing & Heating
R. B. Doan, Aetnaizer
Pifer Hardware
Mishler Bros. Groceries
F. R. Stumpf Flower Shop
Petroleum Products, Prop. P. L. Shepherd


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