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

 - Class of 1938

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Shoving through the crowded corridors at a leisurely pace at the gala carnival, Crestonite, are interested spectators who are making the rounds of the concessions. One of the attractions was the Camp Fire Girls Drum and Bugle Corps composed of members from Creston and Central groups. Q -Busily engrossed with the shooting of a basket in the boys' gym is Vivian Brecken, a member of the auditorium acts, who is taking a moment of relaxation between the performances. 'fWill she make it?" the sur- rounding crowd is wondering. She did. A comedy, "Little Lulu," was presented by members of the dramatics classes.. Pictured here during one of the "exciting" moments are Jacqueline Hunt, Bernice Berry, and Victor DeGraff. Throng Attends Gala Cr-estonite Dance Parade Named Biggest Feature: Roller-Skating, Fishing Ponds Add to Merrimeni Blaring horns, popping balloons, shoving crowds, crunch' ing of popcorn, and shrieks of laughter filled the halls of Creston at the gala carnival, the 'lCrestonite," on March 25. To gain money to pay for pictorial pages for the clubs in the Saga and help pay for the band uniforms was the immediate aim of the "Crestonite." Mr. Emery T. Toogood was in general charge of the carnival, Miss Mary Windt, publicity, and Mr. Harold Carlyon, tickets. Portrayal of dances through the ages in the school audi' torium was named the best feature of the entire carnival. The curtains were drawn back to show a darkened stage on which an uncanny Indian war dance was taking place. The next presentation was a minuet with the colonial fig' ures gliding gracefully to the melodic strains of the "Minuet in G," followed by a rousing, stomping Negro dance. Prof ceeding through the dances of the ages, a Virginia reel and barn dance were demonstrated. Climaxing the show came the hot, breathftaking "Big Apple." The cafeteria was transformed into a rollerfskating rink by the Hikers Club, where young and old alike exhibited their skill in the upfandfcorning sport. Comedies, farce, and pantomine were combined in the three short plays, 'iRomeo and Juliet," "Lulu," and "The Duchess Bounces In," presented by the dramatics and debate classes. Luscious food and bakedfgoods sales, popcorn vending machines, ring toss, racketeering, Japanese bowling, and the Dionne Quints were among the many features strung throughout the building to add pleasure to the carnivalites. Fish of every size, shape, and description were pulled out of the Junior Girl Reserve fish pond, and the "C" Club presented a vivid, allfstar movie. f Displaying a variety of talented people, the A.B. Club put on a vaudevil show, while the Airplane Club sponsored a movie and displayed their model airplanes. The secrets of palmistry were mastered by the girls of the junior Honor Society, while the boys performed the baffling mirror trick to add an air of mystery to the occaf sion. The Senior Honor Society took charge of the check room. Skill games of various types were presented by the HifY, Boys' Science Club, Tennis and Golf Clubs, and Stamp Club throughout the building. The Senior Girl Reserve white elephant sale proved to be one of the most successful attractions of the evening. Grab bags were sold by the Senior Girls' Glee Club. Although it isn't exactly leap year, the All 'Round Club sponsored a Damsel Drag in the girls' gymnasium. "Felix the Bull Fighter" was presented by the Student Council, and the Camp Fire Girls gave the "Spirit of '38." "Barrels of Funl' was the Botany Club's part and the Sky Rocket Qelevator to youj became the property of the Hobby Club for one evening. One of the largest crowds in the carnival history of Creston was present March 25 and total profits exceeded 337200.



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Get-Acquainted Party, Fish Pond Sponsored by Junior Girl Reserves "I will try to find and give the best" is the purpose of all seventh, eighth, and ninth grade Junior Girl Reserves under the guidance of Miss Marjorie Matthews. A "GetfAcquainted" party on November 14 was the Hrst big event of the year and was planned for the new mem' bers. Election of ofiicers was held in September with Maxine Datema elected to fill the ofiice of president. Vicefpresident is Martha Dooge. Virginia Beebe was chosen as secretary while Betty Datema is treasurer. Echo reporting is done by Dorothy McDaniel. As the Junior Girl Reserves are a division of the Y.W.C.A., articles were purchased and donated to the Needlework Guild in October. Two candy sales were sponsored by this club during October under the supervision of Joyce and Buelah Terry. The entire profit of five dollars was turned over band uniform fund. November brought around the annual allfcity Girl Ref serve banquet. The Junior Girl Reserves were represented by Eileen Straayer, Jean Arthur, Edith Schumaker, Helen Osborn, Barbara Fuller, Virginia Way, and Miss Matthews. At the Christmas meeting of the group, Miss Evelyn von Herrmann, Girl Reserve secretary, was guest of honor. The Christmas story was told by Miss Matthews. Games and songs were planned by Eleanor Barnes and Marie Patterson. February and March found the girls busily preparing for their fish pond concession for the Crestonite. Some of the articles for the fish pond were purchased from a novelty company, others were collected by the girls. Martha Dooge was placed in general charge of the concession. As a project the Junior Girl Reserves started some slips. Two girls were appointed to water the growing plants and when they were large enough they were transplanted. The next step in their ambitious plan was painting flower pots with all bright colors. Completing the project the girls sold the flowers, fully grown, at the Y.W.C.A. and cleared 35.10 profit. Then they packed themselves off to camp for the weekfend of May 21. A special bus was chartered and good will and felf lowship was prevalent over the weekfend at Camp Newaygo on Pickerel Lake which is the reguf lar Y.W.C.A. and Girl Reserve camp. Miss Evelyn von Herr' mann, Girl Reserve secretary in the city, sponsored the group of sixteen girls at the camp. One whole week-end of glorious ac' tivity and communing with na' ture, filled with tennis, hiking, to the With the same purpose as their sister club in mind, the Junior Girl Reserves, composed of seventh, eighth, and ninth grade girls, are pre- paring for their Senior Reserve work. As a division of the Y.W.C.A., they are under the direction of Miss Marjorie Matthews. Grouped about the table, discussing business matters, are some of the officers and outstanding members. From left to right are Betty DeKorne, Buelah Terry, Karen Carlyon, Miss Matthews, Maxine Datcma fpresidentl, Barbara Fuller, Roberta Way, Helen Osborn. games, and as a sort of climax, a gala stunt night held on Saturday evening. To add a' serious touch to the affair devotional services were held Sunday morning and in the afternoon they broke camp. Another outing was held June 2 when the club and Miss Matthews went on a hike to John Ball Park. After arriving and engaging in a few games the girls sat down to enjoy a Weiner roast. Dorothy McDaniel and Beatrice Smith were cofchairmen and planned the hike. In all of their moneyfmaking ventures, the Junior Girl Reserves had one aim in view, to earn enough money to go to camp. With that accomplished and a year of excellent service to others, they can look back on a fine record, In the large view, third row, left to right, are: Jean Arthur. Virginia Fritz, Barbara Fuller, Betty DeKorne, Helen Osborn, Joyce Terry, Nancy Osenga, Mary Vanit Hof. The second row consists of Miss Matthews, Karen Carlyon, Maxine Jones, Virginia Way, Kathryn Boluit, Eleanor Barnes, Evelyn German. In the first row are Judith Chadwick, Roberta Way, Dorothy McDaniel, Betty Datema ltreasurerl, Maxine Datema lpresidentl, Martha Dooge lvice-prcsidentl, Virginia Wilson, Margaret Patterson. 24

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