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

 - Class of 1938

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Science Encouraged by Boys' Club 'ew 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. Progress Previews 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 onlookers. 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 Academy. 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. 32

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s I 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 tion. 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 Ball Park. 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' ment active.



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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 vIcNaughton. Swing Orchestra Plalsfor Event 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 ame. 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 ie dances. 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 work. 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 Creston, Still later in the semester the Boys' and Girls' Conference at Rockford was attended by Wilford Kunst and Bob Long' field. 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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