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Page 36 text:
Science Encouraged by Boys' Club
The furtherance of scientific knowledge and the development
of the presentation of this matter keeps the members of the Boys'
Science Club, under the guidance of Mr. Walter Wood, busy
throughout the year. Grouped in the lower picture, left to right,
are: Bill Armantrout, Walter Wood, Jr., Walter Semeyn, Gordon
Skinner, Robert Couzynse, Philip Zimmerman, William Hancock,
Erwin Silverman, and Mr. Wood, kneeling.
Leaders of the club in the top picture are Ray Kunst Cfirst
semester Vice-presidentj, Gordon Skinner fsecond semester Secre-
taryj, Harold Soper fsecretary and Treasurerj, Erwin Silverman
fsecond semester Vice-presidentj, Keith O'Connor ffirst semester
Presidentj, Walter Semeyn fPresent Headl, Robert Couzynse
fsecond semester Treasurerj, W. A. Wood Csponsorj.
Pictured to the right in the back row, left to right, are: Richard
VanBlooys, Fred Boshoven, Lester I-Iansens, Eugene Clemons,
Marvin Geldersma. Front row: Robert Straayer, William Berre-
voets, William VanZytveld, Don Vanderschie.
Shown to Students
In Senior Assembly
Hearing talks on science, sponsoring assemblies, acting
as hosts, and presenting a concession at the Crestonite
were the main engagements of the Boys' Science Club,
"Previews of Progress," an assembly given May Z, was
featured by Ernest L. Foss of the General Motors Corporaf
tion. The scientific "magic" showed the advancement of
science in the past few years. Mr. Foss entertained the
audience with his electrical gadgets, his conversational tone,
and his unique experiments, winning the plaudits of the
The Roxy Theater was the scene of a movie with the
Science Club acting as hosts to the tenth, eleventh, and
twelfth graders. At the Crestonite, the Boys' Science Club
members did very well on their tennis ballfducking conf
cession with all the members joining in and letting the
patrons try to hit them on the head.
Weekly meetings during the second semester were made
timely through addresses given by Mr. Howard W.
Wickett, principal, Mr. Robert Linden, science instructor,
Lieutenant Barney Couzynse, Michigan National Guard
member, and Gene Wallace, former graduate of Creston
and more recently an officer in the United States Naval
Officers for the second semester were led by Walter
Semeyn, who was elected president, Erwin Silverman as
vicefpresident, Gordon Skinner as secretary, and Robert
Couzynse as treasurer. lxlr. Walter Wood, teacher of
science, continued as adviser.
Keith O'Connor was president the first semester, aided
by VicefPresident Ray Kunst, Secretary Phillip Zimmerf
man, and Treasurer Harold Soper.
The Science Club's main object is to put the connecting
link between science in school and relative outside indusf
tries, but they have also found time to promote sportsmanf
ship and good fellowship.
Page 35 text:
Top picture, second row -- Miss Ella von Sprecken tFaculty Adviserl,
Doris Fuller, Margaret Blymier, Joyce Bartholic, Olive Haynes. In the
tirst row are Barbara Day, Mary Mastenbrook, Hazel Farr, Joan Hogue,
Vlrs. Charles Day tGuardianb.
Second picture, second row - Helen Addington, Marie Washburn,
Mary Davis, Betty Lincoln, Connie Ingersoll, Phyllis Wertz, Mrs. Phillips
tGuardianJ. First row 7 Betty Churchill, Dorothy Faasen, Mary
Phillips, Helen Ogden.
Third picture, third row - Vivian Rich, Doris Rich, Eleanor DeVries,
Dorothy Jackman. In the second row are Mrs. Linkfneld lGuardianJ,
Betty Chinnow, Beatrice DeGraaf, Jean Fitz, Marie Beckering, Betty
Simmonsen. The first row consists of Barbara Waldmiller, Elaine Veir-
Ziver, Lois Davidson, Pruella Martin, Shanna Kuieck.
Camp Fire Aim
To Help Needy
Study oi Wild Flowers, Cookery. Pets.
Needlework. Birds. Keep Camp
Fire Groups Busy
As a part of their traditions, the Wousicket and Otyokwa
Camp Fire Groups engaged in activities for the benefit and
welfare of the community.
The needlework project in which each girl made and
contributed garments was the group's first project.
Providing for the needy children at Christmas was one of
the Camp Fire Girls' biggest undertakings. At the annual
Christmas Toy Party which was held at Junior College,
the girls contributed toys. Jams and jellies were made by
members and brought to Park Congregational Church,
where the Gift Service was located.
Many organizations and agencies of Grand Rapids ref
ceived the help of Camp Fire Girls. They succeeded in
finding homes for stray cats and dogs and taught the proper
care of pets.
The birthday celebration of 1938 was the observance of
conseryation. By making a special study of wild flowers,
birds, and animals and making birdffeeding stations, the
girls participated in the national conservation projects.
Because of the efforts of one of Creston's groups, all
members in the city were furnished with a copy of
ulitiquette of the Stars and Stripes."
Outside interests included a program at the Soldiers,
Home. Barbara Day and Dorothy Fassen danced, readings
were given by Phyllis Wertz, Arlene Anderson played an
accordion selection, and Lois Davidson sang a vocal selecf
A show consisting of dancing, a play, and musical num'
bers from representatives of the Drum and Bugle Corps
was the Camp Fire's contribution to the Crestonite.
At the group meetings the girls work for their honors
and ranks which are trail seekers, wood gatherers, Ere
makers, and torch bearers. The highest rank of torch
bearer has been achieved by Barbara Day, Doris Fuller,
Joan Hogue, Mary Mastenbrook, Clive Haynes, Margaret
Blymier, and Hazel Farr.
Situated on the shores of Lake Michigan is the Camp
Fire Girls' summer camp, Camp Keewano, where each
group spends a weekfend in the spring. It is open during
the summer and swimming, canoeing, archery, handicraft,
nature lore, dancing, and dramatics may be enjoyed.
Climaxing their year's program was a picnic at john
For years this girl organization has played an important
part in the lives of girls of the teen age. It is considered
one of the greatest organizations of its kind. To give girls
a clean, healthy, hobby and help them to enjoy a happy
life is the one great aim of this group. '
Handicraft gives the girls valuable training. Aiding the
needy and doing their bit for society is a character builder.
Each summer the girls look forward to their camp activif
ties which act as a health builder as well as a social asset.
The first lady of the land, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, is
a booster of this organization and helps to keep the move'
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HI-Y CLUB SPONSORS HARVEST HOP, ANNUAL FALL PARTY
Always willing to participate in school
ctivities are the lively Hi-Y members
nder the leadership of Mr. Robert Linden.
tanding in the third row, left to right,
re: Harold Hoaii, Wilford Kunst, Bill
Coles, Robert McNaughton, Don Paasch,
Eterling Feeney, Don Grotemat, Milton
rooks, Don Broene.
In the second row are: David Kleiman,
Robert Plank, Robert Hendrickson, Robert
Watrous, Jake Jeltema, Richard Bird, Ray
Kunst, Mr. Linden.
Those in the first row are: Arthur Riker,
Sale Hallead, Bill OiBrien, Emerson
McCarty, Robert Longfieid, Douglas Glea-
son, Ray Westra, Marion Morris.
Grouped about Mr. Linden 1Faculty Ad-
Iiserr and Robert Longiield 1Presidentl,
it the table arc: Richard Bird, Douglas
Eleason fSeeretaryl, Don Grotemat, Ray
Nestra tTreasurerj, Emerson McCarty
'Vice-prcsidentl, Arthur Riker, Robert
Nalter Semeyn Named General Chairman
For Annual Dance Attraction
In School Gymnasium
Strains of the dreamy music of Clark McClellan's orchesf
ra fill the school gymnasium. ln the dimness, slim figures
glide back and forth in swaying rhythm. It is the night
mf the annual HifY Harvest Hop, biggest event of the year
'or the HifY boys.
Under the able chairmanship of Walter Semeyn, the
'Iarvest Hop provided pleasure and enjoyment for many.
laymond Westra, Bill Batreal, and Jake .leltema were ref
ponsible for the appropriate decorations which consisted
ff cornstalks and orange and black crepe paper. Charles
lates was placed in charge of the favors given to the ladies
t the dance. Harold Williams and Robert Plank assisted
lim. Cther committees for the dance were refreshments,
Lobert Longfield and Douglas Gleason, tickets, Don Paasch
nd Arthur Rikerg advertising, Sterling Feeney, Warren
Sovee, and Maynard Doxey.
Chairmanship of the Crestonite concession was given to
Lay Westra and the club decided to have a milk bottle
Sponsoring several nickel dances, the HifY under the
ponsorship of Robert Linden added pleasure and relaxaf
lon to the school's activities. Robert Longfield, present
resident, and Wilford Kunst were the joint managers of
Always willing to do their part, the boys of the HifY
llub decorated the goal posts with maize and blue crepe
aper for the Creston football games. Robert McNaughton,
terling Feeney, and Raymond Westra did this piece of
The tantalizing odors of hot dogs filled the halls many
imes due to the culinary efforts of the4HifY. Sterling
ieeney, Robert Watrous, and Robert McNaughton were
chief chefs. The club also sold paddlepops at the basketf
ball games in the E. C. Buss Memorial Gymnasium, this
time under the chairmanship of Gale Hallead.
The state convention of HifY members was held at the
state capitol in Lansing. Creston's delegates were Bill
C'Brien, Emerson McCarty, Ray Westra, and Douglas
Gleason. In connection with safety, the boys had the
privilege of voting on a few questions then up for a vote
in the state legislature. One was the cutting down of the
speed limit of all motor vehicles on the state highways to
fifty miles per hour. Another was the raising of the age
limit for applicants for drivers' licenses. Here the pref
ferred age would be eighteen years.
Another convention for the HifY boys, this time the
Western Michigan convention, was later held at Battle
Creek with Bill O'Brien and Walter Semeyn representing
Still later in the semester the Boys' and Girls' Conference
at Rockford was attended by Wilford Kunst and Bob Long'
Bill O'Brien, former president, resigned because he at'
tends school only in the mornings. Robert Longield was
elected to till the vacancy made by Bill's resignation.
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