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Towards spring, we received our class rings. You should have seen the proud looks on the faces of the Juniors. In April we financed a trip for the Seniors to Chi- cago, where we visited several points of interest. When we returned to school last fall, we had a- gain lost one of our members, Charlie White. This year we chose the following officers: Chris Walstra, President; Kenneth Zeck, Vice President; Margaret Bahler, Secretary; and Jack Evans, Treasurer. Mr. Ruch was selected as our sponsor. We have kept the same class colors, but have adopted a new motto, “Mind Not the Breakers; but Straight Ahead . We will present our Senior play, “Bolts and Nuts in the near future. We are planning to publish the sixth edition of the Keen Keener. We have now reached the end of our schooling in the DeMotte High School, and as we separate to go out into the world to earn our own living, may we all heart- ily wish one another the most success and happiness for the future years. SENIORS OPINIONS OF TEACHERS Mr. Ewart — l oo interested in civics. Always has an ear lor anyone in trouble. Has many friends I’m sure. Mr. Liewellyn Really knows his tuigiisn. Is a good En- glish teacher and a great friend. Always willing to help you. You “Juniors will miss him next year. Mr. Ely — Likes his Chemistry experiments. Famous saying: Theoretically, yes-- Actually, no. Always ready with advice. Doesn’t know any shrubs but “Red Bud”. Miss Slocum — I fool her when she thinks I’m not pay- ing attention. Usually has a smile. Has patience of ToF. Hides her own gifts and doesn t know it. Miss Keever — Trys to drown the choruses with music but she certainly is nice. “How many minutes before the bell?” Likes to get in the wav of cars when bicycle riding. Mr. Ruch Fine fellow after we win a game (He al- ways is swell). He has a nood line a - the half. Means what he savs He h° a 38 Chevrolet that he boasts about but confidentially it is a wreck. Page 8
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In the fall of 1937, twenty-three boys and girls, all very anxious to become wonderful scholars, enrolled in toe DeMotte High School. We were all very “green’ and very anxious to please our teachers. During our first year we chose Mr. Boron as our sponsor. We elected the following class officers: Cor- nelius Sweringa, President; Kenneth Zeck, Vice Presi- dent; Chris Walstra, Secretary; and Jack Evans, Treas- urer. We chose scarlet and silver for our class colors, nd our motto was Success Comes in Cans, Not in Cants.” A few weeks later we were initiated into the High School. Shortly afterward, on October 8, we had our first party. On December 1 1, we entertained the rest of the high school with a short Indiana Day program. We gave the senior c ' ass a party on February 5th, and on April 22r.d, we vis:ted the C ame Preserve near Medary- ville. The next fall ! wenty-one members returned. We also d w.th us a new member, Jean Barry. We were guided t- rcugh this year by our new sponsor, Mrs. Ber- nard. Other officers elected w e: Jack Evans, Presi- de ’ l; Chris Walstra, Vice President; Shirley Stroup, Secrtary; and Kenneth Zeck, Treasurer. We kept our s: me colors and motto. Our first party of the vear was held on October 5th, and the second one on [anuary 3rd, at the home of Mrs. Bernard. Tf e second wrek of October we visited the Field Mi ’seum in Chicago. This year we presented the Thanksgiving Day pro- gram. Soon afterward, about the first week of January, we ordered our letters bearing our c ' ass numbers, “41”. On April 28th, we gave a one act comedy play entitled “Ding Dong Dumbbells ’. In the fall of 1 939, onlv eighteen members return- ed; the others thinking they knew a little more than our teachers did. Robert Recker was chosen President; Kenneth Zeck, Vice President; Margaret Bahler, Secre- tary; and Chris Walstra, Treasurer. We kept the same colors and motto we had had for the two previous years. Mr. Jarrett became our sponsor. Our Junior play, “Three Days of Grace”, was suc- cessfully given on December 12th. Page 7
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s E N I O R S O f 4 I Margaret Bahler (Peggy) Secretary class 3-4, chorus 1 -2-3-4, Band 2-3-4, Athletic Club I -2-3-4, Annual Staff 3-4, Yell Leader 2-3-4, “Three Days of Grace”, Bolts and Nuts”. Jean Barry (Jeanie) Etiquette Club 2, Foreign Corre- spondence Club 3, Athletic Club 2-3-4, Chorus 2-3-4. “Three Days of Grac’”, School Paper S " aff 4, Annual Staff 4. Grace Terpstra (Grayce) Chorus 2-3-4, Annual Staff 4, Library 3. Bill Orsburn (Willie) Basketball 3, Athletic Club 3, Band 2-3, Chorus 3, Annual Staff 4, Student Council 3, Paper Staff 4, “Three Days of Grace”. Anna Boezeman (Shorty) Athletic Club 4, Library 3, Chorus 1 -2-3-4, Paper Staff 4, Annual Staff 4, “Bolts and Nuts”. Jennie Nannenga — (Jennie) Chorus 2-3-4, Band 1 -2-3- 4, Library 4, Paper Staff 4, Annual Staff 4, " Three Days of Grace”, “Bolts and Nuts”. Chris Walstra — (Chris) Sec. of Class 1-3, Vice Presi- dent 2, Treas. 3, President 4, Band 2-3, Chorus 2-3-4, Basketball 1 , Library 3, Paper Staff 4, Annual Staff 3-4, “Three Days of Grace”, “Bolts and Nuts”. Wayne Oliver — (Oliver) Track 2-3-4, Football 4, “Three Days of Grace”, “Bolts and Nuts”, Jokes Ed- itor Annual Staff 4. Gerald Knip — (Knipper) Track 2-3-4, “Bolts and Nuts”, Student Council 2. Virgil Barker (Sadie) Basketball 2-3-4, Track 2-3-4, Football 4, “Bolts and Nuts”. Jack Evans — (Johnnie) Student Council 2-3, Arhlet’c Club 1 -2-3-4, President 2-3-4, President of Class 2, Treasurer 4, Track 1 -2-3-4, Football 4, Softball 1-2-3. Ass t Bus. Mgr. of Annual 3, Editor in chief Annual 4, Ass t Editor in chief School paper 4, Band 1 -2-3-4, Chorus 1 -2-3-4, “Three Days of Grace”, “Bolts and Nutts”. Page 9
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