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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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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 KIE ' .NER 1938 g mnil lll lllii-iiimiii.urnniiiniiiTmni i i i ii i m rfTT-; And here comes Olga, ■ with pretty blonde hair. When anything happens — Olga’s there! Deep down in her heart, she’s rather cruel — V amps every boy in the whole high school. Next of the group is sweet Johanna. She always starts singing when she hears a piano. She rates the title of " Jo, the fair ” With her laughing blue eyes and light brown hair. It took Johnny Konovsky, age seventeen, To finally get Miss Mary Jean. For a while we feared ’twould ne’er be done But our senior tried it and hurrah, he won! As our secretary, Laura can’t be surpassed. But she can’t lose weight very fast. As in algebra, Latin, and civics she shines, Very little time for the boys she finds. Ralph Myers is our athletic star. His name is known, both near and far ; For in baseball, track, and basketball — He’s a leader in them all. While writing this, I have the mumps. And it makes me feel so blue That 1 won’t write anything about myself. I don’t blame me, do you? Next comes fames Recker, our booming bass. There’s usually a smile on his face, But now and then he gets provoked, And then be careful, or you’ll be choked! Doris Schwanke has at last found joy By winning the heart of a junior boy. ’ Twill be one of the happiest days in her life When she becomes a Suffern wife. William Isaac Shuey is a very handsome boy, And to any girl’s heart, he could bring joy. But for a girl Bill will never fall Because he’s much more interested in basketball. Coral is the gal with lovely black hair, Sparkling blue eyes, and a complexion fair. She has lots of rhythm and is loads of fun. Any boy seeking a girl friend? She’s the one! ( Continued on Page 18) Page eleven
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