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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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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 nrTTniTTTniiiimiiirrrnTTT.i ' iiiiiiiiiiiiiiTini-uiiiiiinmmEinnmiimtnniiminTnniimimiiniii 1938 CLASS PROPHECIJ By Doris Schwanke April 21, 1948 Dear Diary : Ten years ago we graduated from DeMotte High School. Where arc the rest of my classmates? Coral Stevenson is about the only member that I have kept in touch with during the years. That is probably because we took nurses training together. Coral is now in Wisconsin. I am stewardess on the Continental Airline route between San Francisco and Chicago. May 11, 1948 — Busy though 1 be, I must jot down the big events of the day. As 1 was inspecting the safety belts on my passengers, I recognized Albert Belstra and Sadie Peterson, now Mrs. Belstra. They were on their honeymoon and seemed to be sit- ting on the top of the world. June 2, 1948 — The company has engaged a new pilot and co-pilot. The pilot is now Bill Shuey with Bob Akers acting as co-pilot. I know now why the boys could sit gazing longingly out of the assembly windows. They had high ideals. July 3, 1948 — Many distinguished people are enroute to the Independence Day celebration at Denver. Ralph Myers, editor of the New York Herald, is taking a group of friends including Mayor John Konovsky and his wife, the former Jeanne Swart. September 24, 1948 — am recuperating from the crash which occurred on August fifth. For days I had lain in a semi-conscious state suffering from a fractured skull. Awakening I found myself at the ranch home of Laura Kooy, now Mrs. James Recker. It was from her 1 gathered the details. Several passengers were killed, but our pilot and co-pilot had escaped uninjured. Having recovered enough to travel, I decided to visit my home town. November 7, 1948 — Arrived at DeMotte. The town has certainly progressed. Among the improvements is a public library. Lucille Dexter acts as librarian. 1 also visited the school. It seemed strange to see Marguerite Wright as the teacher of the first grade. In Daniel’s Meat Market who should 1 meet but Melva Barker, now a prominent truck farmer living at Stoutsburg. December 22, 1948 — I have returned to my duties as stewardess on the airline. We have a lovely new plane. Bill informed me that he is to be married soon. I would like to meet the future Mrs. January 15, 1949 — Among today’s passengers is a young paralysis victim. He is accompanied by Dr. Edward Boer. February 7, 1949 — I met Bill’s fiancee, Miss 0 ga Hanewich. April 21, 1949 — Among passengers today were: Dorothy Z eck, saleslady for the Velva Down Sofa Pillow Co.; therefore, she is prepared for any shock that she might get. Also Governor Johanna Hoffman and her secretary, Anna Boersma, were among the passengers. It has been one year since 1 began my work on the airline. During that time I have met all my classmates. As they go on their journeys, so must I. Page twelve
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