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KEEN KEENER 1938 SENIOR CLASS U9ILL By Jeanne Swart We, the Senior class of 193 8, being of sound mind and body, and of excellent judgment in matters both educational and otherwise, must, as every student does sooner or later, pass from this scene of learning commonly known as DeMotte High School. So, in order to follow the custom of a time such as this, the class wishes to make a last will and testament. Hear then, all ye who have cars, the following document, duly drawn and sworn to: Item 1. We give and bequeath to our beloved faculty our sincere gratitude and appreciation for leading us to the best of their ability through these four years of learning. Now that we are about to depart from their presence, they will be able to spend their nights in peaceful rest and slumber (we hope). Item II. If is the desire of each of the " big-hearted and generous” Seniors to leave a certain individual trait to a member in the class of ’39. May these fortunate recipients appreciate and use to their advantage the valuable possessions ivhicb arc now to be be- stowed upon them. I. Sadie Peterson leaves her gift of " continuous wisecracking” to Theodore Moolcnaar . May this trait benefit his class as it did ours. II. Melva Barker leaves his ability to argue about matters pertaining to govern- ment to Dorothy Raska. May she write an interesting Civics book. III. Marguerite Wright bequeaths her lovely soprano voice to Leonard Mak. She hopes his name may be in lights some day. IV. John Konovsky wills his chauffeuring position to Wilmer Kooy. May Wil- mer’s " Chevy” do the job as well as " Knobber’s”. . Dorothy " Leek wills her bashfulness to Angelinc Boezcman. May she use it wisely! VI. Robert Akers wills the " Indian in him” to Ruth Orsburn. He asks that she take much thought in selecting her scalping victims. VII. Lucille Dexter leaves ther outstanding features; namely, her shortness and her black hair and eyes to Dorothy Walstra. May she enjoy the change next year. VIII. Albert Belstra agrees that six feet should be enough height for him ; there- fore, he wills his six surplus inches to Maurice St ruble. May this gift help gain many basketball victories next year. IX. Coral Stevenson and Bill S huey wish to leave their beautiful dark locks to Max Bahler. Here’s hoping that Sophomore co-eds find them attractive. X. Olga Hanewich leaves the deep stirring tones of her voice to Jcnette Knip, with instructions to use the gift to good advantage (as Olga did). (Continued On Page 18) Page nine
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KEEN KEENER li m iiitiiiiii imm i m miiiiiM iii ii ii iii mii i ii ii .i ii i iiiiiii i iii iii ii i i inii iiii m iiiiT iiii i i iiiiiiii nm in i: iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii m iiiiiiiiiii n iiii 1938 SENIOR CLASS H1STOR1J By Laura Kooy In the fall of 1934, twenty-six boys and girls, from Keener township and from adjoining territory, decided to cross the " Sea of Learning” upon the ship " DcMotfe High School”. During our first year we were guided by our sponsor, Mr. Jarrett. Ralph Myers was chosen president; Albert Bclstra, vice-president; Sadie Peterson, secretary; and Jeanne Swart, treasurer. Our class colors were rose and silver; the class flower, lily-of- the-valley; and class motto, " Honor Lies in Honest Toil”. After a few weeks the Senior class initiated us, making us fullfledged travelers. After a few months Conrad Vander Veen left ' as. On December eleventh we enter- tained the other passengers with an Indiana Day program; later in the year we gave the Seniors a party. The following fall, we received the new title " Sophomores”. This year Bill Ham- stra, Alice Klein p, Marie DeBruin, Andrew Woudema, Arthur Budasz, and Harold Myers did not return. A new member, Edward Grunwald, entered. Sadie Peterson was elected president; Johanna Hoffman, vice-president ; Laura Kooy, secr etary; John Konovsky, treasurer. Mr. Lammey was our sponsor. We sponsored a Hallowe’en party and presented a Thanksgiving Day program. Early in the year Lloyd Prowcll entered the class from Chicago. In the succeeding year, as Juniors, we elected our officers as follows : president, Lloyd Prowell; vice-president, Jeanne Swart; secretary, Laura Kooy; treasurer, Edward Boer. Two students entered from Kniman — Olga Hanewich and Chester Daniels. Lloyd Carter and Carl Spurgeon did not return. Madonna Banks spent the first three months of her Junior year with us. On December eight we successfully presented our class play, " Aunt Samanthy Rules the Roost”. Our program on " Washington’s Birthday was equally as good. We gave the Seniors a pleasant farewell banquet. Class rings were ordered so we might have a reminder of the pleasant times we had on the good ship " DeMotte High School”. This year Mr. Odom was our sponsor, until he left us in March. Then we chose Mr. Ewart to take his place. Our class colors were navy blue and Chinese red. The fall of 1937 came and we were allowed to enter the last lap of our journey — Seniors at last! Only one member, Lloyd Prowell, was missing. Later, however, Edward Grunwald left us. Our class officers this year are: Edward Boer, president; Ralph Myers, vice-president; Laura Kooy, secretary; Bill Shuey, treasurer; Mr. Ewart, sponsor. We readopted our class motto, chosen when we were Freshmen. Our class colors are black and gold, matching our class rings. We plan to publish the third annual " Keen Keener”, so named two years age) by one of our class members. Our class play, " Here Comes the Prince”, will be presented March 22. Our journey across the " Sea of Learning” has been long and happy, but now we must go out into the world and prove ourselves as men and women. With many tears, we bid farewell to our fellow travelers. Page eight
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KEEN KEENER 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 H n 1 1 n 1 1 1 1 umm 2 938 SENIOR CLASS POEM By Sadie Peterson Listen, my children, and I shall tell About a class you all know well. It’s the senior class of the year thirty-eight, And concerning them, I’ll try to relate. We chose Mr. Ewart as our sponsor and guide. I’ll bet he sometimes wished he had died Before accepting the job. But I’m sure, aren’t you, That he’ll feel kinda sad when we bid him adieu ? The first of the members is Robert Akers. He’s a descendant of the Quakers. At one time sailing was his great ambition. But now to be a ladies’ man is his mission. Next comes Melva Barker, you know. In getting to class he’s usually slow; But, sooner or later, he’ll always come, And then things really start to hum ! Here’s Albert Belstra, only six feet six; He can’t get the " hang ” of bookkeeping tricks. But he forgets his troubles and he’s happy once more When he’s trying like mad to raise our basketball score. Here comes our president, Edward Boer, A very noble scholar, to be sure. Who knows, but that in the future bright He’ll be a man of power and might. Then comes Anna, that quiet lass, Who’s a great attribute to the class. When April comes, we’ll all feel blue To think, Anna, that we’ll say " Farewell” to you. Chester Daniels is the next. He hates to study from any text. He’s very bashful when girls are near, But for boys like him — there’s a leap year! Then comes Lucille, short and dark, In this world she’ll make her mark. To the heart of many a girl and boy She has added her bit of joy. Page ten
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