MACI I 952
COLON COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
A steady lwand to pornt the way,
A Frrm resolve that does not sway,
An lwonest smile to lrglwt tlwe day,
A welcome lwome tl1at's l'1ere to stay
l-le opened new and untrred trarls of courage and unlocked the
doors to corridors of mental treasures, often mrrrored on the mrnd
and blossomnng nn new perfection rn the heart
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CLASS gf 1951
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Manley Van Voorhees, Superintendent
W H Judd, Principal Doris Perry, Secretary
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Raymond Birch Frank Shellenbarger Charles Williams
Claude Oliver Doran Green
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Melvin Flowers Band Leader extraordinary, Social Studies
James Noodward quiet, steady leadership, Social Studies, Coach
Manley Van Voorhees, Superintendent a genius at creating the important task
for every student, always cheerful, considerate, and dependable
W. H. Judd, Principal: firm, scholarly, his students excel: Mathematics and
Earl Haight: Agriculture: diligent and progressive.
Mrs. Fredrica Jaffe: Librariang co-operative, cultured, and discreet.
Mrs. Flora Ambs: patient, friendly, able, and industrious: Commercial-History
Mrs. Virginia Ash: capable organizer: generous and public spirited, a mother
to the students: English and Latin.
Mrs. Margaret Gales: In His Service: versatile and calm, Art.
Mlss Alice Grimes: world traveled: Science and Mathematics, recognized in
Miss Wilma Ladyman: amiable leader, alert and understanding, Home Economics.
Miss Jeanne Gascoigne: Vocal Instructor, Glee Club, Operettasg Dramatics:
enthusiastic and inspiring.
st Row Larry Kinter, treasurer, Allan King, vice president, Charles Nystrom
president, Carolyn Merrifield, secretary, W H Judd, advisor
Row Ellen Swift, Mary Good, Richard Kane, Ronnie Ward, Duane Fenner, Tom
The aim of the Student Council is to present to the Administration and
the School Board the students' viewpoints on planning new customs or chang
ing old ones It is a clearing house for all student problems and acts as a
mediator in this field It also acts as a board of control for regulating
school functions, and it has the power to act as a jury when requested
lst Row Larry hinter, asst business mgr , Hugh Frisbie, business mgr ,
Robert Nelson, editor, Gloria Weiderman, asst editor, Esther Eicher,
2nd Row Mrs Virginia Ash, English advisor, Ellen Swift, activities chairman
Dale Thrams, advertising mgr , Peggy Van Deventer, snap shot chairman,
Nadine Michael, art editor, Mrs Flora Ambs, annual advisor
Typists Marlene Hetletvedt, Peggy Van Deventer, Nadine Michael, Cora Lucas,
Advertising Sales Rosalie Leamon and Deloris Wondergem
Reporters Band, Carolyn Merrifield Sports, Allan King, FFA, Leonard Burnham
Prom, Sylvia Bokhart, Latin Club, Nancy Decker, Junior play, Beverly Tay
lor, Senior play, Dolores Denney, Colon H1 News, Marjorie Nystrom
Advertising Art: Art Class and Mrs. Gales.
Our aims in publishing an annual have been to provide a permanent record,
to gain a broader outlook on the school system, to keep our standards high, to
acquire executive ability, and to learn to do demdl wmk of a precision nature.
We have learned some new things about liwuqgnphy, art, photography, and typing.
We have a staff of assistants whom we hope will benefit by our experience
and do a better job next year.
Mrs Fredflca Jaffe, Llbrarmn
lst Row: Carol Ann Jacobs, Marlene Hetletvedt, Rosalie Leamon, Phyllis Case,
2nd Row: Ethal Trefry, Carol Schrader, Sylvia Bokhart, Marlene Wood, Carol Mun-
ger, Margie Williams, Marjorie Nystrom.
Judith Mwmby Ellen Swift
Our librarian, with her staff of trained student librarians, conducts one
of the most helpful departments in our school. Teaching is done along every
line where help is requestedg classes are taught in how to use the libraryg and
assignments in actual class work in various subjects are taken into the library
and taught by her. In addition, tutoring, securing materials, explaining their
uses, and locating information are done under her supervision.
Our librarian organized the present library which contains over 1000 care-
fully selected books and 160 film strips.
lst Row. Patricia Burke, Alumni secretary, Miss Alice Grimes, secretary trea
surer, educational fundg Jay Peters, legal advisor, educational fund,
2nd Row: Jerry Davis, president, educational fund: Wilfred Wing, Alumni Vice
president, Calvin Wagner, Alumni presidentg Rose Jackson, treasuren
Colon now has an Alumni Educational Fund. Under the capable planning and
dispatch of Miss Alice Grimes and her committee, over a thousand dollars was
raised last year. The grateful appreciation of the student body is extended to
Miss Grimes for her thoughtfulness and care and for the excessive time and ef-
fort she has given.
At the Alumni meeting last June, lr. Jerry Davis was elected president of
the educational fund to succeed Kiss Grimes. Plans are now under way to kwrease
the fund each year and to select the best manner of handling the money.
We wish to give special recognition to the following high contributors:
Vern French, in memory of his wife, lildred French, class of 19025 and Irs. Lucy
Wilder Strunk, who died last summer.
Mrs. Fredrica Jaffe
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Mrs Edna Ambs, cook, Betty Lou Jacobs, Barbara Wehrly Miss Wilma Ladyman,
advisor Mrs Cora Bonham, cook Nancy Nichols, Doris Hackenburg Phyllis Case
Reverend Aaron Marshall ' Paul Stewart
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Robert Belotg Jack Bennett Theresa Buchner
Leonard Burnham Anna Carpenter Dolores Dan-nay
Doris Denney Esther Eicher Irven Eicholtz
Leon French Hugh Frisbie Robert Grams
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Lyman Groth Robert Hartman Marlene Hetletvedt
Mary Hughes Kenneth Jackson Ivan Kasdorf
Rosalie Leamon Cora Lucas Nadine Michael
Judith Numb? Carol Munger Robert Nelson
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Doris Stuart Ellen Swift Dale Thru-ms
Peg Van Deventer Ansel wattles Tracy Weinberg
Margie Williams Deloris Wondergem
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MARJORIE NYSTROM Valedictorian Editor, Colon Hi News, Latin Club D A R Pil
grim, librarian, 2 yrs
NADINE MICHAEL Salutatorian Band, M yrs drum majorette, 2 yrs , Chorus 2
yrs , Operetta, 2 yrs , Junior play cast, Senior play cast, Annuallmt Editor
teachers' secretary, class reporter, school artist Y Teen member, yrs
president, program chairman, queen's court, H Leader, delegate to White
House Youth Conference Deanie
CHARLES NYSTROM Class president, 5 yrs , Student Council president tdceimed
dent, member, 5 yrs Athletics Football, varsity, 2 yrs , reserves Basket
ball reserve squad, Baseball, 2 yrs Athletic Association, assistanttrea-
surer, ticket salesman, 2 yrs FFA member, 2 yrs secretary delegate
Leadership Training Camp, Battle Creek, public speaker, Battle Creek dele
a e, White House Youth Conference, Senior play cast, honor student Chuck'
ROBERT NELSON Intermediate Band, Editor, Annual radio recorder sports
corder, sports reporter, monitor, 2 yrs Honor Student Bob
MARLENE HETLETVEDT Chorus, 2 yrs , Operetta, 2 yrs , pianist and accompanmt
Band, yrs , reporter Student Council, 2 yrs , secretary Co editor Col
on H1 News, office secretary, Prom toastmistress, teachers' secretary,Senior
play cast Honor Student
ANNA CARPENTER Latin Club, teachers' secretary monitor, librarian, 2 yrs
DALE THRAMS Vice president, 3 yrs , Band 3 lf2 yrs , advertising mgr Anand
Staff, business mgr Junior play, Basketball reserves, 3 yrs , Football
mgr , 3 yrs , Baseball, varsity, 3 yrs Peewee Honor Student
ESTHER EICHER Junior play cast, Latin Club, 2 yrs Colon Hi News, art edi
secretary monitor Honor Student
JUDITH MUNBY Band, M yrs , Chorus, 2 yrs Junior pla cast, Senior playcnsq
class secretary, librarian, 2 yrs , Y Teen member, yrs queen's court
secretary, 2 yrs Colon Hi News, typist Asst Band editor, teachers' sec
retary Honor Student Judy
DORIS STUART Band, 3 yrs , Carnival queen, Latin Club president, secretar
Operetta, 2 yrs , Chorus, 2 yrs , class secretary treasurer Honor Student
ROBERT BELOTE Junior vice president, Junior Carnival king, Baseball 3 yrs,
Football, varsity, M yrs , Baseball, reserves, FFA, member 2 yrs treasunr
JACK BENNETT Usher Club, 2 yrs Junior play cast, Senior play cast Baseball
Football, 3 yrs , FFA, member, 2 yrs , reporter
THERESA PERRIN BUCHNER Band, L yrs , Chorus, 2 yrs , Colon H1 News Staff An
nual Staff Junior play cast, monitor, Operetta, 2 yrs , teachers' secretary
LEONARD BURNHAM FFA, president, 2 yrs , FFA News, advisor, Football, varsity
2 yrs , reserves, l yr , Basketball, varsity, 3 yrs , Baseball, varsity l yr
reserves, 1 yr Burdie
DOLORES DENNEY Band, M yrs Latin Club, 2 yrs Chorus, Capt , Volley Ball
Team, Senior class reporter, Latin Club reporter, Annual reporter uDolly
DORIS DENNEY' Band, M yrs , Latin Club, Capt , Volley Ball Team, Senior play
IRVEN EICHOLTZ Football, varsity, 2 yrs , Baseball, varsity 3 yrs , Basket
ball, varsity, l yr , reserves, 3 yrs , FFA, member, l yr
LEON FRENCH Football, varsity, 2 yrs 5 reserves, l yr , football manager,
basketball manager, FFA, member, 2 yrs., monitor
PEGGY VAN DEVENTER Band, M yrs , Chorus, 2 s , Junior play Senior play,
Colon Hi News, Student Council Cherleader, yrs , Y Teens, yrs,-reporter'
Operetta, 2 yrs , librarian, Annual Staff, Jr reporter, teachers' typist.
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HUGH FRISBIE Baseball, varsity, 4 yrs , Basketball, varsity, 1 yr , reserve
3 yrs , Football, varsity, M yrs , Junior play cast, Senior play cast, class
treasurer, 2 yrs 5 Prom toastmaster: business mgr , Annual, Colon Hi News
ROBERT GRAMS Baseball, 1
LYMAN GROTH FFA, member,
Baseball, reserves, l yr
ROBERT HARTMAN. Chorus, 2
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2 yrs 3 Football, varsity, 2 yrs., reserves, l yr ,
, manager, l yr Band, 2 yrs , Senior play cast
yrs 3 Band, yr , Baseball, 2 yrs
MARY HUGHES: Chorus, 2 yrs 5 Operetta, 1 yr , Home Ec Fashion Show, librarian
KENNETH JACKSON Football, l yr FFA, member, 2 yrs Senior play, HKen
IVAN KASDORF Basketball, varsity, 2 yrs reserves, 2 yrs Baseball, varsity
3 yrs , teachers' secretary FFA News Staff FFA typist, Senior play cast
ROSALIE LEAMON Glee
Junior play, Annual
Hi News, librarian,
CORA LUCAS Carnival
CAROL MUNGFR Usher,
play cast Junior
Club, yrs , Chorus, 2 yrs ,
reporter, Adv agent, sales
2 yrs , head librarian, Latin
queen, class secretary, Colon
3 yrs head usher Chorus, 2
president, Operetta, 2 yrs
Ushers Club, 2 yrs , Colon
Club, teachers' secretary
Hi News Latin Club, 2 yrs
yrs , Band, 3 yrs Senior
play cast Latin Club, 2 yrs librarian, l yr , monitor
ROBERT SAXMAN FFA, member, 2 yrs FFA, Basketball 2 yrs FFA News Staff
Junior play cast Senior play cast Football, reserves, 2 yrs , Baseball, ins
ANSEL WATTLES sand, A yrs FFA, 1 yr Annual,
TRACY WEINBERG FFA, member, 2 yrs , reporter, 2
3 YPS ' Chorus, 2 yrs radio announcer Junior
DELORIS WONDERGEH Chorus,
Graduates at Mio,
MARGIE WILLIAMS sand, A yrs , Junior play cast
FPS 1 librarian, Latin Club, 2 yrs , Senior play
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Chorus, 2 s Y Teens
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The class of '52 started out with forty six members as nFreshies ' The
first class officers elected were Charles Nystrom, president, Dale Thrams, vice
president, Doris Stuart, secretary treasurer, and Peg Van Deventer, Student
Council member Leonard Burnham and Nadine Michael were chosen candidates for
the Carnival king and queen Audra Babcock left us during the last semester
We accepted our initiation stunts willingly and completed the task of
scrubbing the front sidewalk and steps with our toothbrushes, soap, and water
The girls wore long underwear, and the boys wore baby clothes and carried bot
tles About a month after we recovered, we gave the Sophomores s return party
Mrs. Fredrica Jaffe was our advisor
Our sophomore year found us forty two studious 'kids ready for the long
climb to become Juniors. We elected Charles Nystrom as our president, Bob
Belote, vice president, Maxine Hawver, secretary, Jules Abbott, treasurer,
Marlene Hetletvedt, Student Council member, and Nadine Michael, reporter Walter
Noga, Jack Kime, Charlene Lamb and Esther Rodgers left us during the last semes
ter Richard Davis and Doris Stuart were our candidates for Carnival king and
queen Incidentally, they won In the month of October, we initiated the
Freshies of S3 Miss Wilma Ladyman was our advisor
As we entered our junior year, Charles Nystrom again took over the duties
of president Dale Thrams was vice president, Judy Mumby, secretary, Hugh Fris
treasurer, Marlene Hetletvedt, Student Council member, and Peg Van Deven
reporter Omer Bontrager, Richard Davis, and Betty Droke did not enroll in
Richard Day, Jim Kelley, and Joyce Burnham left us during the first semen
and Cora Lucas joined us the last semester.
On November 8, we gave our Junior Play, 'Good Night Lad1es,n directed by
orated with a
Lucas were our
Ash Dolores Denney was our candidate for Hallowe'en queen and
Paris version of 'Stairway to the Stars W Bob Belote and Cora
candidates for Carnival king and queen Mrs Flora Ambs was our
We began our senior year with thirty nine students Ellen Swift, Eileen
Claspell, Vernalee Henry, and Gordon Jackson came to us at the beginning of the
year Charles Nystrom was given the honor of serving as president for the fourth
time Dale Thrams repeated as vice president Other officers were Eileen Clas
poll, secretary, Hugh Frisbie, treasurer, Ellen Swift, Student Council member,
and Dolores Denney, reporter. Cora Lucas was our Ha1lowe'en queen Marjorie
Nystrom was our D A R Pilgrim Maxine Hawver did not enroll for the senior
year Before the semester was over, Eileen Claspell left us, and Cora Lucas re
placed her as secretary Gordon Jackson also left us. Vernalee Henry returned
to her home in Mio at the close of the first semester During the last semester,
Jules Abbott, who began school with us in the Kindergarten, joined the Marine
Our senior play, with Nlss Jeanne Gascoigne as director, was nChesper by
the Dozen ' We presented the Senior Carnival on April 25 Our senior trip was
scheduled for Washington, D C Mr James Woodward, our senior advisor, and his
wife accompanied us We earned the money for our trip by candy sales, bake goods
sales, skating parties, dances, a movie at the Avalon, penny suppers, the sale
of Magi pins, and our two plays
Our class was the first class to publish an Annual in twenty three years
We joined with the Student Council in making changes in the established order of
the Junior-Senior Reception We graduated in forest green and white gowns ra
ther than the usual royal blue Our class colors were forest green and white,
our class flower was the gardenia, and our class motto was nToday We Follow,
Tomorrow We Lead W
Our Commencement speaker was Dr Willis
of Education, and our pastor, who delivered
Reverend Andrew Christopherson of the Baptist
Dunbar of Western Michigan College
the Baccalaureate sermon, was the
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Senior Honor Student Died March 1, 1952
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Nancy Decker, Mildred Jacxson, Jerome Pattison,
Fenner, Gaye Bradford, Carolyn Merrifield
John Wickey, Marilyn
Mrs Flora Ambs, Sylvia Bokhart, Marlene Wood, Gloria Weiderman,
Sarah Hildebrand, Dona Hoekzema
Larry Kinter, Gerald Nichols Joe Swonk Morris French, Richard
Hartman, John Schull, Dale Eash, Ienneth Robbins
President Larry Kinter
Secretarv Nancy Decker
Treasurer Gerald Nichols
Student Council Carolyn Merrifield
Reporter Beverly Taylor
Advisor Mrs Flora Ambs
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Vice-president: ' :Morris French
Harold Belote, Helen Masters, Nancy Nichols Patricia Noga, Linda
Bowerman Judy Swonk Ilene Swift Doris Hackenburg, Gloria Rhine
smith Mary Good
Lillian Williams Janis Michael, Carol Schrader, Daisy Mae French,
Barbara Wehrly, Kathryn Mc Kee Edna Carpenter, Velma Bontrager,
Phyllis Case, Lorraine Noga, Miss Wilma Ladyman
Richard Hill, Jack Barker, Joe Hughes, Richard Nichols, Max Eberhard,
Maxine Harrison, Allan King, Arlon King, James Ryan, Gloria Moyer,
Leslie Schrader, Betty Lou Jacob
John Nystrom, Leroy Miller, Duane Green, Lyle Ware, Jerry Baughman,
Robert Oliver, Oliver Parlin, Lynn Ross, John Yeatter, Bernard Saxmmm
Clarice Higgins, David Taylor
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President....... ....Allan King
Larry Campbell Ann Wattles Donna Teeple, Carol Wood Helen Wonder
gem, Vera Shannon, Mary Lou Thrams, Marna Taylor
Larry Bryan, Joyce Heath, Florence Merrifield, Marion Nystrom Laura
McC1ish, Ethal Trefry, Sydney Abbott
Carol Jacob, Nancy Quinn Duane Fenner, Junior Drumhiller, Earl Eicher
Constance Ash, Allen Decker, Kenneth Long
Milton Letts Wanda Inman, Edna Stewart Richard Kane, Dale Soper
Kenneth Inman, Thomas Fredenburg, Paul Wagaman Sheila Bond Carol
President Richard Kane
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Marden Hinkley Charles Draime Lee Belote, Dawayne Holtz Gerald
Thrams, Viola Drake Sharon Wehrly, Marilyn Abbott Rae Bradford,
Alice Stuck, Lillian Salter, Beverly Weinberg
Sandra Stuck Roberta Osbon Wilma Warkentine, Elizabeth VanVoorhees,
Lillian Hinkley Linda Frink, Kenneth Hurley, Donald Oliver, Gerald
Truckey, Bill Teadt, William Truckey, Richard Walters, Marcia Templin
Opal Thurston, Jo Anne Swonk Norma Carr, Karen Cupp, Patricia Geer
ing Janice James, Rose Johnston, Barbara Lane, Barbara Lewis, Kenneth
Decker, James Frisbie, Wayne Smith
Elsie Hostetler, John Jackson, Lee Webb Roger Phelps, Richard Lucas,
James Hilmer, Milton Henry, Barbara Brandt, Richard Bower, Peter Hoek
President Ronald Ward
Vice president Roger Phelps
Secretary Jo Anne Swonk
Treasurer Viola Drake
Student Council Thomas Johnson
Reporter Patricia Gearing
Advisor Miss Alice Grimes
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Theresa Buchner, Gloria Moyer,
Marlene Wood, Carolyn Merri-
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Carol Cupp, Ann Nattles, Mar
Judy Mumby, Peg Van Deventer,
Allan King, Richard Hill, Mary
Good, Dale Thrams, Carol Wood,
Arlon King, Ronald Ward, Jmnes
Ryan, Tracy Weinberg, Lyman
Groth, Robert Oliver, Marden
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Abbott, Roger Phelps, Kathryn
McKee, Doris Stuart
Dona Hoekzema, Carol Schrader,
Rae Bradford, Leslie Schrader
Robert Hartman, Connie Ash
Margie Williams, Karen Cupp,
Gloria Weiderman, Janice Michael
Jerry Baughman, Lynn Ross, Rich
Larry Kinter, Doris Denney,
Ansel Wattles, James Frisbie,
Charles Draime, Janice James,
Lillian Wllliams, Carol Mungen
Mr Melvin Flowers, Director
The Colon High School Band is an organization of great interest to the
student body and to the community. About one-third of the high school students
are members. With their gay red and white uniforms, decorated with medals earned
in past performances, they make a striking picture. They always add to the spirit
and enthusiasm of any function which they attend. It is a real joy to be a member
and to participate in the many occasions which add so much to a student's feeling
During the school year, the band is associated with school activities and
occasional services such as Memorial Day. During the summer months, the band
presents a series of open-air concerts for the community, which are wellattended.
The contributions received at these wednesday evening concerts are used for re-
freshments for the band members.
The band is under the direction of Mr. Melvin Flowers, who holds a Bachelor
of Science degree from Western Michigan College of Education and has been with us
for sixteen years. Mr. Flowers organized the band and has raised it to its pre-
sent high standing. He has been assisted by the Band Parents Club. This club was
first organized in 1938 with Mrs. Ellis Lake as president. After being inactive
for several years, the club was re-organized in l9h8. Mr. Robert Mumby was elec-
ted president at this time. Money was raised for the purchase of the new uniforms
and instru ents. At the present time, Mr. Edwin Hill is president of the organ-
Among this year's activities was a performance at the St. Joseph County Fair
at Centreville, September Zh, on which occasion the band received an A plus rat-
ing. This exhibit included marching formations of HHi,H a cake, a barrel, a
cross, and a clock. The same exhibition was given at the South Western Michigan
Band and Orchestra Marching Festival, at Coldwater, on October 19, where an A
rating was awarded.
On February 23, the band participated in the District Solo and Ensemble
Festival at Kalamazoog on March 28, in the District Band and Orchestra Festivalg
on April S, in the State Solo and Ensemble Festival at Jacksong and on April 26,
the State Band and Orchestra Festival was held at East Lansing.
Student-leaders for the year were Dale Thrams, president, Doris Stuart, vice-
presidentg and Marlene Hetletvedt, reporter.
Carolyn Merrifield, Annual Reporter
District Solo and Ensemble Festival at Kalamazoo
Firsts: Trombone Trio Dick Kane Jerry Baughman Lynn Ross' Bra O t t I
Good, Richard Hill, Arlon King, Ronnie Ward, Jerry Baughman, Lynn Rgs:,'Larry
Bowerman: Cornet, Ronnie lard: Trombone, Dick Kane.
Seconds: Brass Quartet Carol Wood Gloria Weiderma Ji R L R '
Clarinet, eeye aredrerdi cernet, Rieierd H111. n' m y'n' yuh 05"
Thirdsz Mixed Clarinet Quartet Carolyn.MerriUs1d G Br df d I 1 -
Nadine uieneelg Jr. Clarinet Quarter, Coleen Pne1ie,'g:cne: oigeibugggeggrfzgie
greeting: Rae Bradford: Baritone saxaphone, Margie Williams: Twirler, Virginia
ggurth: B-Flat Quartet, Peg Van Deventer, Dona Hoekzema, Gaye Bradford, Allan
Graduates at Muncie,
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Nancy Nichols, Helen Masters, Rosalie Leamon, Linda Bowerman, Ellen
Swift, Carol Wood, Vera Shannon, Helen Wondergem
Judy Swonk, Daisy French, Laura McClish, Ilene Swift, Barbara Wehrl
Joyce Heath, Deloris Wondergem, Miss Jeanne Gascolgne
Hackenburg, Phyllis Case, Maxine Harrison, Ethal Trefry, Clarice
Carol Ann Jacobs, Gloria Moyer, Lorraine Noga Connie Ash, Nancy Quinn
Sheila Bond, Sarah Hildebrand, Lillian Williams, Wanda Inman, Edna
Stewart Absent Members Mary Lou Thrams, Donna Teeple, Beverley
The Glee Club and Band gave a Christmas concert which included tableaux
portraying scenes from the Bible Two broadcasts were given over WSTR Slip
of the Slipper' was the Operetta chosen for the annual production
2nd I yi
3rd Row: Marilyn Fenner, Marna Taylor, Patricia Noga, Marian Nystrom, Doris
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lst Row Leslie Schrader, Chuck Thoms, James Ryan, Allan King, Arlon King,
Jack Barker, Jerome Pattison, Gerald Nichols, Irven Eicholtz, Coach
W E Judd Managers, in front, Oliver Parlin, Lyman Groth
2nd Row Ivan Kasdorf, Morris French, Robert Sharp, Norman Decker, Monte Powell,
Durwood Heath, Ronnie Decker, Robert Oliver
3rd Row Hugh Frisbie, Harry Wagner, Jerry Baughman, Robert Saman, Robert Be
The 1951 season brought three victories for the team They lost three games
by a close margin and had only one loss by a wide margin Gerald Nichols and
Leslie Schrader Uere the leading pitchers on the squad The leading hitters were
Robert Sharp, Norm Decker, Monte Powell, and Harry Wagner. Their average was L,oo
or better. These four and Chuck Thoms graduated in June and they will not be
around for the team in 1952.
Colon Cons tantine 10
Colon White Pigeon I+
C olon Schoolcraft 6
Colon london 6
C olon ' C entreville 10
Colon Marcellus 8
Colon Burr Oak 3
lst Row Irven Eicholtz, Jerome Pattison, Arlon King, Sydney Abbott, Jack
Barker, Harold Belote, Junior Drumhiller, Richard Nichols, Allan King
2nd Row Leon French, Larry Kinter, Jules Abbott, Charles Nystrom, Richard
Kane, Jerry Baughman Lyman Groth, James Ryan, Robert Belote, Morris
3rd Row Coach W H Judd, John Nystrom, Tom Fredenburg, Kenneth Inman, Hugh
Frisbie, Joe Swonk, Gerald Nichols, Leslie Schrader, Allen Decker,
Coach James Woodward
The 1951 eleven showed lack of experience at the beginning of the season,
but improvement with each game. They reached their peak in winning from Con-
stantine, 19-O, and placed third in the Bi-River Valley League.
Seniors on the team were: Jules Abbott, Robert Belote, Irven Eicholtz,
Hugh Frisbie, Lyman Groth, and Charles Nystrom. Underclassmen that were regulars
were: Morris French, Richard Kane, Allan King, Arlen King, Jerry Nichols, Rich-
ard Nichols, James Ryan, Leslie Schrader, Jerry Pattison, and Larry Kinter.
Colon O Bronson
Colon 6 Union City
Colon 6 Edwardsburg lh
Colon 19 Constantine O
Colon 7 White Pigeon 26
Colon O Sturgis Bn 7
The basketball boys whole heartedly dedicate this page to their long
time friend, Carlton Scott
Uaasclq gas lie Niall
lst Row Arlon King Jerome Pattison Allan King
2nd Row Morris French, Leonard Burnham Ivan Kasdorf, James Woodward, Coach,
Robert Nelson, manager, Hugh Prisbie, James Ryan, Irven Eicholtz
The Colon Magi basketball team had a poor record this year by losing thir
spirit of the boys was excellent The seniors on the squad this year were Ivan
Kasdorf, Irven Eicholtz, Hugh Frisbie, and Leonard Burnham Next year much is
expected from the remaining boys due to the experience they gained this year
teen games and winning three. Although the record was poor, the attitude and
lst Row: Jack Barkerg Junior Drumhillerg Leslie Schraderg Larry Kinter.
2nd Row: Lee French, manager: John Nystrom: Kenneth Inmang Richard Kane:
Robert Oliver: Jerry Baughman: Richard Hartman: Joseph Swonk: Coach
W. H. Judd.
Win or lose the Reserves were always out doing their best, fighting down to
the last whistle. They had ten wins and seven losses during the season. Richard
Hartman, Larry Kinter, and Dick Kane moved up on the varsity at mid-semester.
Colon 21 Union City
Colon L2 Bunr ook
Colon 33 Constantine
Colon 29 White Pigeon
Colon MS Hendon
Colon S5 Schoolcraft
Colon 15 Centreville
Colon 21 Centreville KTour
Colon 314. Burr Oak
Colon 1 Schoolcraft
Colon 15 Union City
Colon 36 White Pigeon
Colon 26 Sturgis B'
Colon 14.1 Marcellus
Colon 28 Hendon
Colon 26 Centreville
lst Row Coachw H Judd, Lee Belote, Jerry Truckey, Wayne Smith, James
Frisbie, Yenneth Decker, Roger Phelps, Coach James Woodward
2nd Row Larry Bowerman, Richard Lucas, Milton Henry, James Helmer, Ronnie
Mary Good, Sophomore, Carolyn Merrifield, Junior, Peg Van Deventer,
Senlor, Florence Merrifield, Freshman, Marlene Wood, Junlor
. Ward, Lee Webb. Richard Bower
'fuiuu 'fafuneas a :flmehica
Harold Belote: Arlen King, reporter: Allan King, secretary: Leonard
Burnham, president: Morris French, vice president: John Nystrom, trea-
surer: Earl Haight, advisor: Larry Campbell.
Lyle Ware: Richard Nichols: Joseph Hughes: Jerome Pattison: Duane
Fenner: Leon French: Ansel Wattlesg Earl Eicher: Duane Green.
Gerald Nichols: David Taylor: Thomas Fredenburg: Lyman Groth: Joseph
Swonk: Jack Bennett: Kenneth Jackson: Robert Belote.
Oliver Parlin: Charles Nystrom: Bernard Saxman: Dale Soper: Ivan Kas-
dorf: Robert Oliver: Robert Saxman: John Yeatter: Tracy Weinberg.
The F.F.A. has been organized two years We have thirt eight m b
. y- em ers
twenty-five of which are chapter farmers and thirteen green hands. Our chapter
p was our and one-half acres of wheat. We have von high honors in our
livestock exhibits at the St. Joseph County Fair.
The Y teens
Nadine Michael, progran chairman, Marilyn Fenner, treasurer,
Weiderman, vice president, Carolyn Merrifield, president,
Numby, secretary, Peg Van Deventer, reporter, and Miss Wilma
Nancy Decker, Mary Good, Vera Shannon, Marna
Taylor, Barbara Jehrly,
Sylvia Bokhart, Gloria Moyer, Constance Ash
Betty Lou Jacobs, Sheila Bond, Dona Hoekzema,
Williams, Marlene Wood, Lillian Williams, Wanda Inman
Sarah Hildebrand, Margie
are a branch of the Y J C A The U and I Club of Colon are
the sponsors for
itlation with a
Christmas seals and giving presents to shut ins in and around Colon We had a
Mothers Tea during the month of April and a picnic for new members who will join
us in the Fall
our local club During the month of
very beautiful and effective candle
we joined with the FFA The Y teens
October, we held our in
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were active in selling
3 : Carol Schrader, Florence Merrifield, Ethal Trefreyg Carol Ann Jacobs,
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Mrs Vxrgxma Ash Advxsor
lst Row Peggy Van Deventer typist Marlene Hetletvedt, Co Editor, Marjorie
Nystrom, Editor, Rosalie Leamon, typist, Esther Eicher, art editor
and Judy Mumby, typist
2nd Row Deloris Wondergem, typist, Theresa Buchner, typist, Ivan Kasdorf,
typistg Tracy Weinberg, typist, Cora Lucas, typist, Nadine Michael,
Co-Art Editor, and Mrs Flora Ambs, typing advisor
In November, 1938, the Colon High News was started Mrs Fredrica Jaffe
was the advisor in this momentous undertaking. The first paper was very small
with only two pages, but now it has six or eight. It has won three certifi-
cates of Honor from the Michigan Tuberculosis Association for its work in the
School Press Project. The paper is now published every month and has 161
subscribers. This includes the twelve schools with which it is exchanged.
The Seniors are the publishers of the paper, the class members acting as
reporters. Each member of the staff has had special work on the operation of
the mimeoscope and the mimeograph..Near the end of the school year, the Junior
class elect their staff and are given the opportunity to publish one issue of
the News. This enables them to be better prepared for the work they will under-
take as Seniors.
nstairway to the Stareu was the theme presented by the Junior Class in honor
of the Seniors at the Junior-Senior Reception. The gym was changed into a fairy-
land of flowers with tall stairways, softly glowing with colored lights, at each
side of the gym. Large lighted stars in blue and gold were placed at the top of
the stairways and lilacs banked the sides. The bleachers were converted into a
hillside garden with flagstone steps leading to a backdrop of stars and a lighted
moon. A shining stairway adorned the stage with the Senior motto, HForward Ever,
How everyone enjoyed the chicken dinner prepared by Miss Ladyman and the
Home Ec girls!
Marlene Hetletvedt and Hugh Frisbie, with keen repartee, filled the honored
chairs of Toastmistress and Toastmaster.
Charles Nystrom, Junior President, welcomed the Seniors and urged them to
climb the stairways to stars of achievement. Harry Wagner responded as Senior
President. Rosalie Leamon and Maxine Hawver sang the theme song, nSta1rway to
the Stars.n Esther Eicher gave a toast to the Seniors. Doris Stuart played
'Ester1e1de,n fL1ttle Starl on the saxophone. Hugh and Marlene gave a skit on
the romances of the faculty Carol Munger rendered nstardust' on the glocken
spiel A poem, 'O, Lovely Star' was done by Nadine Michael The program closed
by the Juniors singing nThe S are Will Remember
Favors, made by the Juniors, were minature lace and feather hats and purses
for the girls and top hats and bill folds for the boys Pictures of girls and
boys and the program in the form of paper money were inside the purses and bill
folds The hats were worn during the dance which followed
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Williams, Doris Denney
2nd Row Miss Jeanne Gascoigne fdirectorl, Kenneth Jackson, Carol Munger, Jack
Bennett, Lyman Groth, Peg Van Deventer, Irven Eicholtz, Nadine Michael,
Marlene Hetletvedt, Ellen Swift Judy Mumby, absent
ncheaper by the Dozenn fitted the Seniors like a tailor made garmen
Brimful of humor, packed with meaning, and founded on fact, it depicted the life
of an efficiency expert and his twelve growing children Organization, regimen
tation, and factory methods spiced the existence of these deeply loved kiddies
They enjoyed it all and somehow survived the great tragedy of losing the founder
of their system of life
A well filled auditorium was delighted with the interpretation under the
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lst Row: Nancy Decker, Marilyn Fenner, Carolyn Merrifield, Gaye Bradford, and
2nd Row: Larry Kinter, Morris French, Gloria Weiderman, Sarah Hildebrand, and
Mrs. Virginia Ash, director.
3rd Row: Dona Hoekzema, Joseph Swonk, Jerry Nichols, Dale Eash, and Marlene
'Love is Too Much Troublen was the entertaining play presented by a vivid
cast of characters selected from the Junior class. The play featured several
college students who were involved in arrangements for their prom. The action
took place in a college eating place affectionately known as the nPo1son Pot.n
How to finance the prom became a campus problem. Trouble really started when
the boys accidently gave their professor neutralization pills. Therein lay a
tale of many delightfully humorous tangles and incidents.
The play was presented at the Colon High School Auditorium on November the
second, under the direction of Mrs. Virginia Ash.
lst Row Nancy Decker, Carolyn Merrifield, secretary, Doris Stuart, president
Sylvia Bokhart ,
2nd Row Anna Carpenter Marjorie Nystrom, Esther Eicher, Mrs Virginia Ash,
3rd Row Margie Williams Carol Munger Dona Hoekzema Dale Bash
Nancy Nichols, Rosalie Leamon, Carol Wood, Janice Michael, Carol
Schrader, Lorraine Noga
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