Creston High School - Saga Yearbook (Grand Rapids, MI)

 - Class of 1930

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V YLYIVLYLVA "W", x , Q 1 .. ,- ,J AYAYAVAYAV .u u nu an H Uh 3 3,153 4,1 N sg. u u A u nm 14 g L.,..f'fliiif'E'"bLL-fT 2 C ""' ability. With the splendid assistance and cooperation of Miss Spencer, the stu' dents had put some real significance into their class motto-"Watch the Juniors!" The following September when the group moved into room 36, they could hardly realize that they were beginning their last year of high school. In an early election of class officers, Edwin Luther was chosen to guide the destiny of the Senior class as president, while Roger Bresnahan, Helen Kaashoek, and Elsie Imler were made vicefpresident, secretary and treasurer, respectively. Class rings were selected very promptly and soon 'afterward a committee was appointed' to begin work on the Senior Vodvil. Weeks of hard work and painstaking rehearsals culminated in the presentation to crowded houses of one evening and two matinee performances which filled the coffers of the treasury and made it possible for the class to devote its time to planning and carrying out the coming activities. Two seniors were on the Debating Team this year, while the first championship football team ever put out by Creston was made up of members of the Class of 1930. Work on the "Saga of 1930" was already in full sway and the class became busied with composing class songs, marches, poems, wills, histories, and prophecies. Class colors, a motto, an' nouncements, a Senior play, and a class photographer were chosen. A class party was held February 22 which ushered in a round of highly successful social affairs. With April came the Senior play, when, under the direction of Mrs. Williams, the Seniors displayed their dramatic abilities to their friends and relatives in "It Hap' pened in Hollywood." Following the custom which has become almost a tradition of Creston, the Junior class entertained the Seniors at a gala party. The Annual came out, filled with the beauty and fragrance of the pine, its symbol, plans for Class Day were under way and not far away now was-graduation! Timber During the years which had elapsed since one hundred and eighty pupils had come for their first day at Creston, many changes had taken place. Some of the students had dropped out by the wayside, while a few new ones had been welcomed into the Class. There were now approximately one hundred and thirtyffive young men and women who had emerged from the children of a few years before-strong, well' formed pines which had replaced the slim saplings of a number of years before. Lifting their green branches to the sky, the pines give mute thanks to the sun and rain, their benefactors. Looking up with respect and gratitude to their able President, Edwin Luther, and their understanding and helpful adviser, Mr. Buss, the Seniors of the Class of 1930 are made happy and thankful by the dawning knowl' edge that the years they have spent in obtaining an education, the years they have spent in growing from saplings to wellfdeveloped pine trees, have been not merely a time of preparation and of moral, mental and physical development, but also a part of life itself. Goldie Glanz. im.- M... m,,.,.,.:,f.. 1 ..-...M .....,t..,..sW.. .,., t..a-,.,..., . .. . .W 3 .. . . . .. ,. .. i. . ,,,......,....-.a,. ....-.. .... .s....,.,,. if--M 'NMW".i731'9i'-52'3k"FWc"GHG- !fHP 'EiKiI'JM9QF'3k': Wal, , 1' P1623-R'1 A: "WPT '. :'!2L,'W FMWM1L3Dl IQ BiN ' an ,. ,,...,e..,.-,...,,,. ,V .... , ,.,:c,.,.,,-,.. .a..............,... .,,...........,. .. U.. ...-...........-,............,...........,,.................,1 I 41 l '

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YAVAVAVAVLVA .Jia .--J 'ii ,4 ,L , - an AYQYAVAYAYLQ .1'--'zffzx Sf' Q f' X, ., , XF? -"x, nnnnlnt-zu ggfslf 545335354343 Llkiggqlgwuununnn Z Class Will E, the Senior Class in the year of Our Lord 1930, hereby do solemnly swear that this is our last will and testament, in which we, being of sound body and sane mind, do bequeath our various possessions to the Junior Class: I, Edwin Luther, do bequeath to Charles Baron my day dream to hold the same office in the United States Government as I did in the Senior Class. I, Helen Kaashoek, do bequeath to Lillian Smith my position as class secretary and all the check writing that goes with it. I, Elsie Imler, do bequeath my ability to count money to anyone who wants it. I, Roger Bresnahan, do bequeath my red hair to Hazel Smith. I, Joanna Van Houte, do bequeath to Josephine Van Valkenburg my ability to get along with the teachers on condition she doesn't take advantage of it. I, Milton Kauiield, do bequeath to Philip Butts my exalted position as class "Moonshiner." I, Warren Oatley, do bequeath my avoirdupois to John Straayer, I, Agnes Ghysels, do bequeath my position at the piano to Helen Van Vuren provided she doesn't strike too many discords. I, Esther Fletcher, do bequeath my locker 403, and the ability to reach and use the top shelf to Genevieve Wilkowski. I, Dorothy Van Aken, do bequeath to Helen Steckman my athletic ability on condition she makes good use of it. I, Thomas Baird, do bequeath to HarryaVander Veen my quiet laugh. I, William Heyns, do bequeath to whomsoever it may concern my part as John Alden provided Priscilla agrees. I, Walter Pigorsh, do bequeath to Frank Cunningham my walk out to North Park each night. I, Bob Matthews, do bequeath my Ford car to Clyde Jackoes provided he doesn't treat it any rougher than I did. I, Helen Calkins, do bequeath to Mary Daniels my position in the Senior Vodvil. I, Josephine Lenderink, do bequeath my ability to make wise cracks to Alice Van Stee. I, Russell Anderberg, do bequeath to Cecil Simmons my ability to do French- wrong. I, Mary Ann Welsh, do bequeath my bashful nature to Crystal De Young. I, Bob Mills, do bequeath to Joe Fox my ability to skip school now and then with the hope that Mr. Buss never will catch him. I, Harold Adams, do bequeath to Jake Fisher my luck in not getting caught while wandering through the halls. I, Lester Kurz, do bequeath my excess height to Frank Verburg. I, George Straayer, do bequeath to John Noom my spare time and hope he will have a good time wasting it. I, Neil Ludwick, do bequeath to Don Bergstrom my popularity with the weaker wx. I, Helen Taylor, do bequeath to Adrianna Bush my ability to get runs in my hose provided she doesn't surpass my record of six in each one. I, Hazel Taylor, do bequeath to Margaret Millard my sense of humor provided she doesn't laugh at the wrong time. I42l

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