The Nautilus - 1934 
June 1, 1934
Eureka Township High School
Woodford County, Illinois Genealogy Trails
transcribed and formatted by D. Whitesell

Senior Staff

Wylda Perrine

Margaret Stromberger
France Wissel

Business Manager
Wilhelmina Klaus

Circulation Managers
Annette Dewilde
Annette Ewing

Ethel Yordy
Sylvia Thompson

Margaret Ulrich
Ida Miller
Dale Evans
Vera Davidson
Eugene Johann
William Madison
Marjorie Darling
Helen Smith

To the Faculty of Eureka Township High School, we, the Class of 1934, do respectfully dedicate this, out Senior Nautilus.

Mr. MacMillan

Mr. S. B. MacMillan, who came to us this year from Chicago, has been our advisor during this important Senior year. We of the Senior Class sincerely appreciate all the many things he has done for us because we realize the difficulty in amiably managing a Senior Class such as ours. We wish him the best of success in future work and life, and express deepest gratitude for his supervision and interest in our activities during our last school year.

Two of the faculty members are leaving this year and their going should not pass without an expression of appreciation of their faithful service. Miss Rhoadnrmer, who has been Commercial teacher for the past seven years, is leaving us to become the bride of H. H. England of Knoxville, Illinois. They will make their home there and Miss Rhoadarmer extends an invitation to all of us to visit them. Although Miss Rhoadarmer has never been one of our advisors, she has been a friend and always willing to lend her services. The Senior Class wish her much happiness in the future. Mr. Kesler, who has been our friend ever so long, and a teacher in Eureka High for fourteen years, is leaving us to take a position with the New York Life Insurance Company. The untiring efforts and good will of Mr. Kesler has made for him a host of friends. We, the Senior Class, wish to express our appreciation of his service and leave our best wishes for a successful future to Mr. Kesler. As for Mr. Melton and other members of the faculty, no teachers could have been more sympathetic with the problems of high school students. We lose them with a keen appreciation of the value of their living among us for these four years. May success and happiness be with you in all your undertakings.

Mr. Farr has been our advisor during our Junior and Senior years and we can say with the utmost sincerity that he was a true friend of ours. He has willingly aided us in our financial endeavors and under his careful planning we gave a successful Junior-Senior banquet. We hope that the following classes for whom he will be advisor shall benefit by his surveillance as we have.

Class History

Since it is the tradition of our high school to have a Freshman class, ours was no exception. In the fall of 1930 fifty-six shy (imagine that!) and green Freshmen were found wandering around the institution. That was the Senior Class of today.

Under the guidance of Clarence Noe as president, Gene Johann, vice president, and Ellen Kesler, secretary-treasurer, our group progressed with no great mishaps. Probably most of the credit was due to Miss McCluggage and Mr. Kesler who so ably chaperoned "that" picnic at the Bluffs. By the following fall the total of the ranks had decreased to forty-five and having lost most of our shyness we were classed as Sophomores. This year Gene Johann, Annette Ewing and Helen Smith kept us on the straight and narrow path. As was the custom we honored the Juniors by providing waitresses and waiters for the annual banquet.

There were forty members in our Junior Class, five of whom transferred from Secor. Our pilot through this stormy year was Melvin Guengerich. The other officers were Frances Wissel and Wylda Perrine.

In a brief four years our class has produced athletes of budding fame, girls as well as boys. We were represented in debate, oration, vocal, and instrumental work. Annette Ewin snatched first place in the county vocal contest. Our scholastic standing is not to be sneered at. Helen Smith, Ruth Webb, and Wilhelmina Klaus  are our intellectual  snobs.    

Custom is the law of fools!
Opera (1) (2) (3); Girl Reserves (1) (2) (3) (4); Junior Class Play (3); Senior Class Play (4); Oration (3); Public Speaking Plays (3); Nautilus Staff (3) (4); Class Basketball (1) (2) (3); G. A. A. (3) (4) ; Class Officer (8) i French Play (4); Baseball (1) (2) (3).

Follow thou thy choice.
Deer Creek 1 yr.; Football (2) (4); Opera (3) (4); Class Tournaments (2); F. F. A. (2) (3) (4); 4-H (2)  (3); Track (4); Basketball F. F. A. (2).

Silence is more eloquent than my own heart.
Glee Club (1) (2); Basketball (2) (3) (4); Volley Ball (4); G. A. A. (3) (4); 4-H Club (1) (2) (3) (4).

Good humor and generosity carry the day with the popular heart the world over.
French Play (4); F. F. A. (3)  (4); Track (4).

Cardor is the brightest gem of criticism.
Basketball (1) (2) (4); Volley Ball (2); Baseball (2); Glee Club (1) (2); Music Festival (2); Opera (2); Class Officer (2)  (3); Nautilus (3) (4).

No labor is hopeless.
Secor 2 yrs.

Much study is the weariness of flesh.
Football (1) (2); Basketball (1) (2) (3) ; Kittenball (3); Class Tourament (1)  (4); F. F. A. (1) (4).

Hooks are sepulchres of thought.
Nautilus Staff (4); Basketball (1) (2) (3) (4); Volley Ball (1) (2) (3); G. A. A. (3) (4); Glee Club (2) (3).

Brevity is the soul of wit.
Opera (3); Glee Club (1) (2) (3) (4); Girl Reserves (1) (2); Nautilus Staff (3) (4); Senior Claw Play (4); Music Festival (2) (3).

Chance governs all.
Football (4); Orchestra (2); Opera (1) (2) (3) (4); Boys Glee Club (1) (2) (3) (4); Band (1) (2); Class Tournaments (1) (2) (3) (4); Voice Contestant (3); F. F. A. (2) (3) (4); Junior Class Play (3); Senior Class Play (4); Judking Teams (2) (3); Public Speaking Plays (4).

Praise thyself never.
Basketball (1) (2) (3) (4); Football (3) (4); Junior Play Manager (3); Class Tournaments (1) (2) (3) (4); F. F. A. (1) (2).

Be merry if you are wise.
Opera (1) (2) (3) (4); Orchestra (2) (3) (4); Junior Clara Play (3); Senior Class Play (4); Nautilus Staff (3) (4); Girl Reserves (1) (2) (3) president (4); Winner County Vocal Contest (4); Public Speaking Plays (3); Cheer Leader (3); Glee Club (1) (2) (3) (4).

Strong reasons make strong actions.
Hand (1) (2) (8) (4); Orchestra (3); Class Tournaments (1).

The scarlet hue of modesty.
Orchestra (1) (2) (3) (4); Band (1) (2) (3) (4): Boys' Glee Club (1) (2) (3) (4); Opera (1) (2) (3) (4); F. F. A. (3); Judging Team (3).

Learn to labor and to wait.
Secor 2 yrs.; 4-H Club (1) (2) (3) (4); Essay (3).

The woman that deliberates is lost.
Public Speaking Plays (3); Basketball (1) (2); Opera (1) (2) (3); Orchestra (1) (2) (3) (4); District and Sub-District Violin (1) (4) . District and Sub District Voice (1); Glee Club (1) (2) (3); College Glee Club Quartet (4); All State Orchestra (3) (4); French Play (4); Music Festival (2) (3); Girl Reserves (1) (2) (3) (4).

Self-love is not so vile a sin as self-neglecting.
Class Officer (1); Class Tournaments (1) (4); Band (1) (2) (3) (4); Junior Class Play (4); Opera (4); Public Speaking Plays (4); Nautilus Staff (4); Glee Club (3) (4).

Confidence is nowhere safe.
Football (3)  (4); Basketball (3); Boys' Glee Club (3) (4); F. F. A. (1)  (3); President F. F. A. (4); Band (1)   (2)  (3)  (4) ; Orchestra (1)  (2)   (3) (4); (Mass Tournaments (1) (2) (3) (4); Opera (2) (4); French Play (4).

He who owns the soil owns up to the sky.
F. F. A. Officer (4); F. F. A. Kittenball (4); 4-H President (4); Basketball (4); Class Tournaments (1) (2) (3); Senior Class Play assistant mgr. (4); Judging Teams (1) (2).

Every man for himself.
Secor 2 yrs.; Junior Class Play (3) ; Senior Class Play (4) ; Kittenball (3).

Fortune helps the bold.
Opera (1) (2) (3); Junior Class Play (3); Senior Class Play (4); Nautilus Staff (1) (2) (3) (4); Girl Reserves (1) (2) (3) (4); Glee Club (1) (2) (3); Class Tournament (1) (2) (3) (4); Debate (3); Tennis (3); Class Officer (2) (4); Public Speaking Plays (3).

Modesty is a policy no less than virtue.
Basketball (1) (2) (3); Glee Club (2) (3); Volley Ball (3); Senior Class Play (4); Music Festival (3); G. A. A. (4).

It is a great thing, I think, to be a man.
Football (4); Class Tournaments (2) (3) (4); Opera (1) (4) ; Boys' Glee Club (1) (4); Band (1) (2) (3) (4); Orchestra (4); Public Speaking Plays (4); Senior Class Play (4).

I am here; I shall remain here.
Boys' Glee Club (1) (2) (3) (4); Opera (1) (2) (3) (4); Public Speaking Plays (3); Class Tournaments (1) (2)  (3)  (4) ; Cheer Lender (4).

A light heart lives long.
Secor 2 yrs.; F. F. A. (3) (4)

A good laugh is sunshine.
Glee Club (1) (2) (3); Opera (1) (2) (3); Girl Reserve (1) (2) (3) (4); Junior Class Play (3); Senior Class Play (4); Music Festival (3).

Politeness costs little and yields much.
Football (3) (4); Opera (2) (3); Glee Club (1) (2) (3) (4);F. L. A. (1) (2) (3) (4) ; Junior Class Play (3); Judging Team (3) (1); Class Tournaments (1) (2).

Deeds also suffice.
Glee Club (1) (2); Volley Ball (3) (4); Basketball (1) (2) (3) (4); Baseball (1) (2) (3); Music Festival (2) (3); G. A. A. (3) (4); 4-H Club (1) (2) (3) (4).

By her we first were taught the wheedling art.
Opera (1) (2) (3); Glee Club (1) (2) (3); Volley Ball (2); Basketball (1); Nautilus Staff (4); Music Festival (3); G. A. A. (4); French Flay (4); Girl Receives (1) (2) (3) (4); Public Speaking Plays (3).

Laugh and the world laughs with you.
Football (3) (4); Glee Club (1) (3) (4): Basket ball (3); Opera (1) (3) (4); Class Tournaments (1) (2) (3); F. F. A. (1) (2) (4); Senior Class Play (4) ; Judging Team (2).

DONALD RICE [no picture]
Manners are stronger than law.
New Colombia 3 yrs.

I'm sure care's an enemy to life.
Girl Reserves (1) (2) (3); Basketball (1) (2) Tennis (2); Public Speaking Plays (3).

Neatness is the crowning grace of womanhood.
Basketball (1) (2); G. A. A. (3); Nautilus (4); French Play (4); Class Officer (4); Volley Ball (2)

Contagious enthusiasm.
Football (3) (4); Basketball (2) (3) (4); Band (1) (2)  (3)  (4); Class Tournaments (2) (3); F. F. A. (2) (3)   (4); 4-H (2)  (3)   (4); Junior Class Play (3) ; Senior Class Play (4); Public Speaking Plays (3) ; Judging Team (2); Kittenball (3) (4); Golf (1 ) (2) (3) (4).

For they can conquer who believe they can.
F. F. A. (1) (2) (3); Judging Team (2) (3).

It is tranquil people who accomplish much.
Glee Club (1) (2); Basketball (1) (2) (3) (4); G. A. A. (3) Volley Ball (2) (3); Music Festival (3); Baseball (3) ; Nautilus (4); 4-H Club (1) (2) (3) (4).

Stood firm, don't flutter!
Deer Creek 1 yr.; Football (4); Boys' Glee Club (2) (3); Basketball (3) (4); Class Tournaments (2) (3); F. P. A. Pres. (2) (3); P. F. A. Basketball (2) (3); 4-H (2); Public Speaking Plays (3); Judging Teams (2) (3); Kittenball (3) (4); Class Officer (3); Junior Play adv. mgr. (3); Senior Class Play stage mgr. (4).

Class Will

To the Class of '35 we do bequeath our bright and shiny example in classrooms and elsewhere, also our Senior dignity; may it be upheld with all seriousness and gravity, in spite of their natural lightheadedness.
Sylvia Thompson leaves her sophistication and brazen ways to Anne Chenoweth.
Lester Reeser, the ladies' man, gives to Oliver Slick his mustache and a pamphlet on "Cave Man Ways With Women."
To Eunice Jochums and Kathleen Tomb, Glenn Kiblinger leaves his puttees and band cap to be worn to the next year's Junior-Senior Banquet.
Eugene Johann bequeaths his egotism to Kathryn McGuire, also his ability in directing mis-led "Chevies" to anyone who can maintain his standards.
The generous Wayne Goebel leaves a library fine to be paid by Jessie Pifer.
To Eunice Schrock, Donald Rice bequeaths his deep voice so she can make herself heard.
Tilman Blunier leaves his position on the school polo team to Wilma Eastman.
Ethel Yordy wills to Eileen Eigsti her supply of cosmetics.
Bob Robinson leaves his high powered motorcycle to Eunice Felter so she can push herself to school.
Louis White bequeaths his silver-toned harmonica to Edith Bechtel so that she may exert her musical talents.
Margaret Ulrich leaves an assortment of hairpins to Ada Le Master.
To Evelyn Bucher and Ruth Blunier, Mark Lewellyn leaves his good records in the study hall.
Junior Van Scyoc wills a crop of golden freckles to Mary Elizabeth Nickel.
Ida Miller leaves the long hours spent with a Deer Creek admirer to Bernca Mecartea.
Mary Frances Hallam bequeaths her curves and retiring manner to Herschel Mooberry.
To Robert Brubaker, Helen Smith bequeaths her discarded English themes.  (They'll make good spit balls, Robert.)
Ruth Webb leaves her powers of discourse on the subject of evolution to Robert Ludwig.
Annette Ewing leaves her position as the class prima donna to be filled by Dorothy Ulrich.
Clarence Noe leaves a beautiful pink and blue dinner pail to Aldean Bienneman.
Hill Meginnes leaves his book, "The Latest Fashion in Men's Apparel" to John Dyar.
Annette   DeWilde   wills a  complete, but well-worn set of True Stories to Wilma Camby to be used as source material for English themes.
To Jane Melick, Virgil Whittington leaves his appreciation of band music to aid her in creative dancing.
Eugene Dyar wills to Ruth Davis his unruly locks and a curling iron that she may keep tjem in place.
Frances Wissel bequeaths a dependable Big Ben to the unpunctual Roger Burton so that he may at least get to his second hour class.
Margaret Stromberger leaves to Dick Wargo one complete set of tardy excuse blanks-already filled.
Wylda Perrine leaves her unpublished poems about the 'Glories of Nature After Sundown' to Melvin Moreland.
Bill Madison leaves a certain girl to next years senior class, also his position as Klass-Kut-up to John Wuethrich for use in next year's speech class. We hope John realizes his responsibility.
Peter Lehman wills his aggressive disposition to shy Hubert Sumner.
Virgil McCloud wills his long hours of studies to Nelhe Wagner and Mary Grace Dyar
to share equally between them.
To Lorene Polhemus, Marjorie Darling leaves her powers of argument.
Dale Evans bequeaths his favorite sleeping potion to William Myers for use in book-keeping class or any other class which may become too tedious.
Joseph Stromberger slips to Rachel Kaufman his treatise on how to skip class without being caught.
Vera Davidson leaves her slouching gait to Norene Bechtel.
Melvin Guengerich wills his yellow gas buggy to Mr. MacMillan. Also an unlimited supply of gas so he will have no excuse to park his car in any unusual place.
Harold Cooper, the debonair Don Juan, bequeaths his versatile manners to Dick Robinson.
Ellen Kesler leaves her innocence and naivity (in the classroom) to Kathryn Blumenschein and Dorothy Crosman.
To Kenneth Darnell and Donald McClure, Wilhelmina Klaus leaves her boisterous ways.
To Miss McCluggage, Annette DeWilde leaves one package of Golden Glint and one badly worn copy of "Blondes Always Win."
To Mr. Major Wylda Perrine leaves her beautifully bound volume of "Modern Methods of Bluffing".   Follow the sure way.
Last but not least, the Senior Class wills its pigeon-holed-business to Mr. Farr and Mr. Melton.  After considerable debate on the issue the Seniors bequeath to Mr. Scheid a five cent bag of licorice drops not to be opened until after Sept. 1. In witness whereof, we have hereunto set our hand and seal the thirty second day of May in this year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-four.-Chester Field & Joe Penner, Attorneys-at-Law.


F. B. Stumpf
Deck Motor Co.
Dr. J. L. Krause
Renfer's Quality Mdse.Haecker's Restaurant
A. L. Wargo, Plumbing & Heating
Pifer Hardware
Heyl Motor Co.
Dr. N. Melaik, Dentist
O. E. Corbin
M. & B. Merc. Co.
Otto Wagner
Dr. A. L. Lee, Dentist
Dr. J. L. Krause
Chas. C. Adams

Uncle Billy's Sorghum
Rossell's Ice Cream
Lightfoot Oil Co.
H. C. Brown Groceries & Bakery
Eureka Hardware, John DeWilde, Prop.
Country Life Ins., Ben A. Roth, Gen. Agent
M. E. Wright
J. M. Allen, Lumber
Mishler Bros. Groceries
Moser Motor Co.
Ulrich & Roth Texaco Service Station
M. H. McKee Ins.
F. B. Stumpf Drugstore
Washington Greenhouse
Adolph Klein, Peoria


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