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We, the Class of 1957, of Benton Harbor High School in the city of Benton Harbor,
County of Berrien, State of Michigan, United States of America, being of sound mind
and body at this writing, and realizing that our days at Benton Harbor High are
rapidly coming to an end, do hereby make, publish, and declare this last will and
testament, hereby revoking all former wills and testaments made by us in the past.
Being an outstanding class in all respects, we would like to remind the Juniors
that it will be utterly impossible to duplicate any records we have achieved. but as
Seniors they should not become discouraged. To the student body, as a whole, we
leave our many accomplishments in the fields of athletics, music, and drama.
The Senior members of the Letterman's Club leave Mr. Appledorn to the 1958 Big
The Senior members of National Honor Society leave their ability to "brown-nosen
the teachers to the Junior members of the said society.
Gwen Rahn wills her "cast" to next yearis Senior play.
To the office helpers we leave all our unexcused admits, in hopes that they will be
All our gratitude personified goes to the faculty for their tireless hours spent trying
to induce us to achieve higher goals in life.
Our many thanks and gratitude are left to our worthy advisor, Mr. Holt. for his
inspiring leadership and energetic efforts in guiding us through all our trials and
tribulations during the past four years.
This year's undernourished Seniors will to the hungry Juniors the cafeteria we
did not get in hopes that they will receive more benefit from it than we did.
The Class of 1957 leaves John Rogers to his father as a social problem.
Dave Gordon leaves his elevated shoes to Chester Walker so that he will be better
able to play basketball.
Wally Preston leaves his ability to make Hi-Y speeches to Dick Small.
Jeanne Govatos bequeaths her soft round pony tail to "Bunny" Ogden.
To Douglas Landis and Mike Yore, Tom Larson leaves his ability to "smell',
Don Marler wills his position on the football team to Myron Hamilton and Alvin
Filstrup because it will take both of them to make halfback.
The book "Multiplication Made Easy" goes to George Kelso from the Senior
Nancy Creed leaves her Ford to Judy Hashman to use the parts to make a "hot
To Jane Hadley, Charlotte Schuster leaves her leading man, Nelson Carlock, in
hopes that she will play opposite him next year.
Joy and Jolita Whitfield leave their ability to get along to Nancy and Linda
The Senior Class leaves all the "Tweedy" cartoons to Mr. Curnow.
Jerry Barchett leaves his 2-point average to Tony Belski in hopes that he will be
able to receive it.
To DeAnn Doebeli, Judy Blake wills her short hair and bleach solution.
We, the Class of 1957, do hereby put our stamp on this letter which will be
mailed June fifth in the year of nineteen hundred and fifty-seven.
SUBMITTED BY CLASS WILL COMMITTEE
Chairman: Barbara Ginter
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The Very Thought of You
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The following articles appeared in the June 5, 1977, edition of the News-Palladium
fowned by Marvin Teske, published by Vernon-Baker, and sold by newsboy Mike
CABANA CLUB OPENING MBANG-UP" AFFAIR
by Jeri Briney
Just as Benton Harbor Mayor Larry Wadley tassisted by his secretary, Kathryn
Christi was about to cut the ribbon officially opening the magnificent new Cabana
Club owned by Jerry Lutz, janitor David Handy and janitress Wanda Heier staged
a daring hold-up. By filling their scrub buckets with soap flakes, they succeeded in
scooping up nearly 551,000,000 behind a screen of bubbles. Unfortunately for the
thieves, four alert policemen, Gus Hinkleman. John Kosick, David Longacre, and
Ron Taylor, apprehended them at the door.
STAR-STUDDED OPENING COLOSSAL SUCCESS
by Jo Ann Marutz
The opening of Jerry Lutz's fabulous Cabana Club found many prominent person-
ages in attendance. Some of those present were: Tom Bloom, notorious novelist fhis
newest book, "War Cry," has been banned in 48 statesl with Carol Anderson, leader
of the famed allQgirl band lwhose theme song was written by the talented composer,
Norma Ortwiglg Phil Murray, famed for his 60-year muscle-building plan, with
Maria Contreras, exotic toreadorg Ron Ravitch, current teen-age film idol, squiring
Sue Black lwho launched her film-land career in the sensational movie, "Doll
Babyvig and Helmut Kolig, Austrian ambassador to the United States, escorting
Joan Gregory, optical sign painter. Also attending the gala event were Jim Culver-
house, suspender tycoon, and his manager, Sandy Priebeg Dale Kesler, prominent
bird-watcher, and Carolyn Mandarino, renowned adventurer who recently returned
from a safari into the interior regions of Sodusg and the wealthy, eligible bachelor,
Lynn Stone fowner of the Stone Quarry, from which 3 billion dollarsaworth of rock
is removed dailyl and Marcia Lape, who discovered Element Q, newest in the atomic
field, in the rock in Stone's Quarry. Attending the affair Hen masse" were athletes
Jim Green and Bill Rodgers, boxers who fought to a 27-round draw for the World
Heavyweight crown, referee for the bout, Harry Bischoff, Arleen Patterson, Olympic
skating star, and Bob Gideon, track star who broke the record for the 4-minute
mile by doing it in 11 days, 12 hours, 26 minutes, and 15 seconds. Also on hand
for the opening was Mary Gale, who arrived with seven of her thirteen children.
Mary is currently living in the "Windy Cityl' rearing her little "Gales"
The opening of the club itself was magnificent. The beautiful decorating was done
by the talented Roselyn Brant. Entertainment was provided by the Leroy Henry
combo, composed of Theron Caldwell, John Haas, and Jerry Lockman, plus singer
Lodie Freeman. The noted dance team of Mary Ann Palmert and David Riff also
Employed at the club are several members of the '57 graduating class. Among
them were: Lindsey Wilhite, Jim Abshier, Larry Easton, Jim Brown, waiters, Barry
Baker, bouncer, Bob Bloom, chef, Shirley Friske, cigarette girl, Wyntie Arford,
club photographer, Jody Payne, flower saleswomang aid Larry Lutz, Donna Asbury,
and Judy Dukesherer, bartenders.
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