Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Stag-lite Archives-- February 15, 1950

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Published by the Hartsburg-Emden Community High School of Hartsburg, Illinois.

Vol. VII February 15, 1950 No. 9


The sophomore girls are on a diet and everyone wonders why. The reason is they just finished their test meals. Mrs. brown said she even put on weight during the time. The girls were graded on their table manners, waiting on tables, and cooking ability.

Here are two of the menus.

Tomato Juice
Meatloaf              Twice Baked Potatoes
Peas                     Carrot Salad
Muffins and Butter
Maraschino Party Cake              Ice Cream
Noodle Soup
Salmon Croquettes               Peas in Timbales
Twice Baked Potatoes
Carrot Salad
Pickles                                 Olives
Muffins                                 Butter
Apricot Ice                          Individual Cakes


Wednesday evening, February 1, Coach and Mrs. Finchum entertained the ten boys who played on the team in the County Tournament at a sumptuous supper. The menu included mashed potatoes, gravy, turkey, dressing, salad, corn, and a dessert. When the boys could not eat any more- Coach took them to an entertaining movie in Emden entitled "Red Canyon". The boys enjoyed and appreciated this party very much. The following guests were present: Flip Zimmer, Keith Williams, Bob Gardner, Dick Gardner, Don Wagner, James Hoar, Kenneth Sampen, Dick Stuan, Wayne Lolling, Don Aper, Manager-- Harold Jeckel, and Mr. and Mrs. Ryan.

The boys all said "thanks" Coach and Mrs. Finchum.

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The past three weeks speech students have been seen running around with scripts in their hands. they are now studying dramatics and practicing what they learn by dramatizing scenes from plays. Each scene lasts about fifteen minutes.

On Mondays, the characters are cast and on Friday the scenes are presented to the class. Two scenes are presented and all members of the class participate. Each students gets a a chance to direct a scene. one group of actors practices in the lounge and the other in the English room. Parts are supposed to be memorized and some stage properties are used.

The type of plays from which the scenes are taken have been comedies. Some romance in included and Dickie Gardner is the "Great Lover." All the students seem to be enjoying this unit of study (especially the romantic scenes) except for the grades they are receiving.



The FHA will have a meeting on Friday, February 18. For entertainment there will be a style show to compare the price of homemade made clothes and boughten clothes. those modeling clothes will be:

                        Boughten                      Home Made
Suits                 Carol K.                       Geneva K.
Jumpers            Lois K.                         Geneva K.
Taffeta Dresses Charlene C.                   Janet K.
Corduroy Dresses  Hazel R.                   Gretchen B.
Tweed Skirts          Marian B.                Barbara B.
Weskit and Skirts   Carol K.                  Charlene C.
Cotton Dresses       Loretta F.                Lois K.

There will also be some blouses on display. They will be displayed by Verna Mae M., Patty Wagner, Miss Berninger, and Arline Bergold.

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Makes It ELEVEN In A Row

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The Stags avenged an early season loss by thoroughly trouncing the Stanford Indians last night on their opponents home floor by a score of 51 to 30. The Stags displayed real championship basketball although they trailed 10-8 at the end of the first period. At half time the score was Hartsburg-Emden 19, Stanford 16. Williams was in fine form on the scoring end with 10 field goals and 4 free throws.


                      FB   FT  TP
B. Gardner       5    1    11  
D. Gardner       3    1      7
Williams          10    4    24
Wagner             1    0      2
Zimmer              3    1     7
                        22    7    51

                      FB   FT  TP
Ritscher           4      4    12
Walker            1      0      2
Owen              0      0      0
Britt                1       2      4
Thompson       4      3     11
Hanson            0     0        0
Logsdon          0     1       1
Smith               0      0       0
                       10    10     30

The Hartsburg-Emden Reserves won the opened 31-28.

                      FB   FT  TP
Hoar               10    0    20
Sampen            1     1     3
Aper                0      0    0
Payne               0      1     1
Lolling              1       1     3
Rohlfs              1       2      4
                       13      5    31

Weingier1    FB   FT  TP
Singley          0      0     0
Stauffer         0      1     1
Clark            1      2     4
Glenm[?]      2       2     6
Bossingham  4      2     10
Weingier1     3      1      7
                    10     8       28

Yea Stags
GO             FIGHT              WIN

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Friday, February 10, the Stags had ann easy victory over Beason The Yellow Jackets played the Stags on nearly even terms during the first half. In the last half it was a different story. The Stags piled up 39 points to 17 for their opponents. The Stags made 11 our of 22 charity shots while Beason snagged 12 out of 15. Fink, Duff, and R. Travis left the game via the personal foul route.

Williams was high-point man with 22. B. Gardner made 17, Wagner 10, Hoar 9, and Zimmer 7. For Beason, Thompson scored 13, R. Travis 10, Duff 6, D. Travis 9, Fink 2, and Thomas 2.

The "Little Stags" won their game by the narrow margin or 3 points, the score being 32-29. Hoar made 14, Sampen 8, Rohlfs 4, Aper 2, Lolling 2, and Payne 2. Hoar left the game after committing 5 personal fouls. Travis, of Beason, made 13 points, Clements 6, Thomas 6, Shull 3, and Wilson 1. Beason made 7 out of 15 of their charity shots while Hartsburg made 4 out of 9.

The Stags won an easy game from Waynesville on February 7 by a score of 72 to 25. The first five played a good game and were replaced by the reserves. B. Gardner led the scoring with 17 points. Zimmer followed with 14, Williams with 13, Wagner with 12, Stuan with 6, Lolling with 4, D. Gardner with 3, Sampen with 2, and Hoar with 1.

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The "Little Stags" also won the curtain-raiser by a score of 37-16. Sampen made 12 points, Rohlfs 10, Aper 4, Reiners 3, Lolling 3, Myers 2, Eeten 2, and Hoar 1. Sampen left he game because of personal fouls. Others who played were Zimmer, Oltman, McMath, and Rankin.


A large crowd attended the game in which the Stags whipped New Holland on the home floor on February 3. Everyone was looking for a close game by the Stags soon walked away from the Wildcat five. Bob Gardner led the winners with 18 points. Williams followed with 13, Zimmer with 9, Wagner with 4, and Sampen with 1. All of the boys played a good floor game. Twenty-three fouls were called on the New Holland boys and the Stags made good on only 7 of these. New Holland made good on 9 out of 15.

The "Little Stags" won the curtain raiser by a score of 39 to 21. to add another game to their perfect record. Nice going boys. Sampen was high-point man with 16. He was followed by Hoar with 10, Lolling with 7, Rohlfs with 3, and Reiners with 2. Hoar left the game after making 5 fouls.


The FFA boys and the 4-H boys who had applied for the gilt to be given to one of them were invited to a dinner given by the Kiwanis Club of Hartsburg and Emden on Monday night, February 13.

Approximately 25 boys and Mr. Burgener were their guests. Group singing was enjoyed followed by a talk by County Farm Advisor, Fred Hoppin. His subject was "Father and Son Farm Agreements."

Beat Elkhart

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The Stags attended the Bradley vs. University of Hawaii game on February 9 in Peoria. They were accompanied by Mr. Finchum and Mr. Ryan and made the trip in a school bus driven by George Lolling.

Three Stags, namely, Dick Gardner, Don Wagner, and Keith Williams had the privilege of meeting the Bradley team after the game. Mr. Finchum introduced them to Forty Anderson and Coach Anderson in return introduced his Bradley Braves to them, except Melchorie who left early. and missed our on this interesting experience.

The boys sympathized with the announcers who had to pronounce the names of the Hawaiian players. They were highly impressed with the fine skill of the Bradley team. They said, "If you want to see some really good basketball, see Bradley." They wondered why Robertson's Field House wouldn't be an excellent place to play the State Tournament.

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John Bergman
Born- August 24, 1932 at Emden, Illinois
Favorite Actress- Betty Grable
Favorite Actor- Red Skelton
Favorite Book- MR. AND MRS. NORTH
Favorite Movie- "Ma and Pa Kettle"
Favorite Pastime- Arlene
Favorite Hobby- Hunting
Favorite Song- "Said my Pajamas"
Favorite Food- Apple Pie Alamode
Ambition- Farmer

Marian Bruns
Born- May 16, 1933 at Emden, Illinois
Favorite Actress- Liz Taylor
Favorite Actor- George Rogers, Clark Gable, Jr.
Favorite Book- JANE EYRE
Favorite Movie- "The Reckless Moment"
Favorite Pastime- Boys
Favorite Hobby- Anything you can think of
Favorite Song- "Maybe It's Because"
Favorite Food- Onions
Ambition- Commercial Teacher

Gene Conrady
Born- November 24, 1932 at Hartsburg, Illinois
Favorite Actress- Esther Williams
Favorite Actor- Fred MacMurray
Favorite Book- THE BIBLE
Favorite Movie- "Slattery's Hurricane"
Favorite Pastime- Loafing
Favorite Hobby- Mechanics
Favorite Song- "Because"
Favorite Food- Pear Salad
Ambition- Farmer



The monthly Tri-Township 4-H CLub met Wednesday night at Hartsburg.

The meeting was opened by saying the 4-H Pledge. After the roll call the meeting was turned over to program chairman Harold Jeckel.

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Dean Davison
Born- February 13, 1933, at Lincoln, Illinois
Favorite Actress- June Allyson
Favorite Actor- Peter Lawford
Favorite Movie- "The Story of Seabiscuit"
Favorite Pastime- Basketball
Favorite Hobby- Photography
Favorite Song- "Again"
Favorite Food- French Fries
Ambition- Married Man

Loretta Fink
Born- December 30, 1932 at Emden, Illinois
Favorite Actress- Corrinne Calvert
Favorite Actor- Farley Granger
Favorite Book- ?????????????????
Favorite Movie- "Kiss and Tell"
Favorite Pastime- ??????????????
Favorite Hobby- ????????????????
Favorite Song- "Let Me Call You Sweetheart"
Favorite Food- Stuffed Hot Dogs
Ambition- Wife

Robert Gardner
Born- April 28, 1931 at Mason City, Illinois
Favorite Actress- June Allyson
Favorite Actor- Hopalong Cassidy
Favorite Book- THE SNAKE PIT
Favorite Movie- "The Outlaw"
Favorite Pastime- Basketball
Favorite Hobby- Women
Favorite Song- "You're Breaking My Heart"
Favorite Food- Cherry Pie Alamode
Ambition- Servant to Man

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The program was as follows:
Four-H poem, Donald Jeckel
Project talk, Marvin Oltmanns
History of Red Polls, Marietta Wibben
Feeding Project Hogs, Harold Jeckel
Rope demonstration, Dean McMath

A program committee was appointed for the next meeting after which the meeting was closed by saying the Pledge to the Flag.

Basketball was enjoyed in the gymnasium.

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Why did the photographer tell Marian to pull down her skirt before he took the F.H.A. picture?

We hear that Jane S. and Harry H. h ave a new romance.

Did the Junior boys get rabbits on their midnight hunt?

We hear that Keith can sing very well. Maybe we could use him as soloist at the Prom.

Why did Norman have such a time thinking up a poem about women?

Mr. Finchum says that the gossip writers missed the biggest scoop of the week for our last issue--He took the Sociology and Civics classes to Lincoln State School and Colony and all of them came back.

What's this we hear about Hazel Ann's "Perfect Crime." Ever tried it, Hazel?

We hear Patty W. is allergic to trucks.

We wonder where Lorenie gets his imagination, especially his story, with the green-faced, red-eared, white-nosed, purple-eyed, yellow-blooded, 40-foot monster. Horrors!

If anyone wishes to know what kind of a time the Juniors had at the party, ask Mr. Wrage. He says "They ------------!!!"

We hear that Marg B. likes to go to Emden because of Emden boys. Is that so, Marg?

We hear that some of the girls think Norman H. is quite handsome with those new glasses. Especially one senior.

We wonder if John B. still considers himself a student.

Can't you just see Bob G. drinking a malted milk in Home Ec. class made out of flour and water? Is that a new recipe?


SHAME on Coach Finchum for taking the basketball boys to Bradley the night before we played Beason.

SHAME on Miss Berninger for telling the Juniors to write a poem or a story.

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The Clarence Wrage home was the scene of the Junior Class Party last Wednesday evening. If you noticed a lot of sleepy Juniors last Thursday, this was the reason.

There were twenty-six class members present and the chaperons were Mr. and Mrs. Lehnard Grussing and the Clarences Wrages. Linda Wrage was quite a popular girl at the party.

During the evening games were played and later dancing was enjoyed. Near the end of the evening we were enteretained by Keith Williams who told us bed-time stories. Don't get the wrong idea he was telling them to Linda. A delicious lunch was served which consisted of ham salad sandwiches, potato chips, pop, and ice cream. The Juniors wish to take this opportunity to thank the Wrages for the use of their home.


Here I sit in silent bliss,
Waiting for a little kiss;
As we sit in the back porch swing,
I'm sure he feels just like a King.

He sits there with his hands in his pockets,
And tells me about the new sky rockets;
He acts sort of perplexed,
I don't think he knows what to do next.

Finally he gets a little brave,
And I have to make him behave;
He just took off on the run!!
Here comes Dad with the shot gun!!!

--Keith Williams

FAME to the Junior sponsors for not going to the Junior party.
FAME to the girls who stayed awake the next day after the slumber party.
FAME to the Wrages and Grussings for being such nice chaperones.