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Page 16 text:
One cold winter evening as I was peace-
fully seated in front of the fireplace I began to
conjecture as to the fate of our classmates. As
I looked into the fire, tongues of flame leaping
from the grate revealed panoramic views of the
doings of my friends. Pictures flashed before
me as on a silver screen.
Sitting at a large desk was Ruth Sherman.,
private secretary to the Premier of France.
This scene changed to a cafe in Paris. Here
I noticed Joe Lenhard going through the ceil-
ing. Also ,l im Wisdom and Wilmer Gerlach
having a very good time.
Then, there was a loud gunshot and it was
none other than Shirley Waters and Sara Lee
Coffman, running down the street after two
frightened Frenchmen formerly of Selfridge
While crossing the intersection I noticed a
line of about fifteen children all shouting "mam-
ma". There at the head of this fine family was
Dee Racicot and her man looking very distin-
This scene changed and the Alps of Switzer-
land came into view. Here I saw Bev. Hall and
Mary Klein trying to conquer the figure-8 on ice
skates. Say, I wonder what all the pillows are
A stately looking gentleman appeared in an
entirely different environment. Eddie Allen was
now Ambassador to England where he had the
honor of visiting all the ninth grade girl classes
in the schools.
The cracklings of the logs as they burned
on the grate and the spasmodic leaps of flame
brought to view-money-silver dollars. How
extravagant it seemed that money should be
burned freely on the hearth. A figure presented
itself. Staring at it I saw that it was Gordon
Archer, superintendent of the mint in Phila-
Sitting in a big office, evidently in East De-
troit, was Mary .lane Leonardson co-owner of
Simis Men's Wear.
Now stacks of books! !! I-Iave the good old
school days returned? No indeed, there is Paul-
ine Sharpe and Helen Ryan teaching English
Suddenly a brick building-yes- a brick
building, loomed before me. Again and again
I rubbed my eyes. There in 4'Detention Hall"
are Barbara Tutty and Helen Wearniotltli still
making up time.
There, too, I noticed Mona Christie, trying
to talk her way out of staying in school.
Coaching the U. of M. football "ll" was
Herman Schmitz and Louis Paleno, heads of
the athletic department at Ann Arbor.
Ah yes, Ann Arbor. A car whizzes down the
street, then a sudden stop under a shady tree.
Sure enough, there is George 'GMope" Morris-
sett and Elmer Wills with two pretty coeds.
On the next block is a photo studio,
Frank's" I believe. There inside I see Frank
Shokaluk hard at work. Of course there are a
staff of beautiful models and there is Lorraine
Panteo waiting patiently for her picture. Who
is this coming into "Frank's"? None other than
Rita Thomas and Mike. Do you suppose they
are getting their wedding pictures taken?
Now the fire flickers a little and the scene
changes to Mexico, and I see that Carmen San-
chez is having a grand time entertaining Clara
Reichmann, Arlene Lind and Ellen Maley. I see
four very handsome men, too. Say, look at that
sombrero walking down the street-oh pardon
me, it's Joe Martinez under it.
Page 15 text:
NUARY CL SS
MERCEL WEINAND-She never told
Monitors, Ushers, Shamrock Edi-
Gt-:once Wmrsru-:Ln-He is pleasant
to people. even though they do
him no favor.
Monitors, Hi-Y Secretary. Geol-
ogy Club President.
ELMER WILLS-I remember well
those lessons, but as for what I
learned, that's a different ques-
JIM Wlsnolu-Some say l1e's quiet,
others doubt it.
Football captain, Track, Junior
Play, Ticket Chairman-Senior
Play, Monitors, Glee Club Presi-
dent, E. Club.
I . X: .. . .. si,
rx . -:S ' ' it 7 tl FEES
ln the eighth grade we were given our first players during our Senior year. They helped
opportunity to show our theatrical talent when
Mrs. Headley directed a play entitled, "Christ-
mas with the Mulligansf'
From the ninth through the twelth grade
our class was always great in giving parties in
our homes. This included several surprise birth-
day parties for classmates.
We felt the hand of responsibility when
we gave our first school dance which we called
the "Football Finalev, an orchestra dance after
a Roseville-East Detroit game. .
W'e'll always remember the school spirit at
the athletic games. The majority of students
who did not participate in the athletics were
enthusiastically sitting on the sidelines as
rooters. ,lim Wisdom, Ed Allen, Joe Lenhard
and Tommy Renkert were valuable football
the rest of the team in having the best seasonal
record East Detroit ever had.
The greatest thrill of being Juniors came in
the form of being the sponsors of the annual
,I unior-Senior party and the J-Hop. Many of our
classmates participated in the play, mAh! Men l"
The first recognized activity in our Senior
year was the cruise to Mackinac Island. Our
class was fortunate in having perfect weather.
Our Senior play, L'Wedding Spellsf' in Decem-
ber was a huge success. Slouch Day, Educational
Day and Cap and Gown Day were our last activi-
ties as a class. We appreciated the fine coopera-
tion of Mr. Harger, our Senior sponsor. Gradua-
tion night as we sang Alma Mater we realized
that our high school days were ended, and we
were ready to go out into society and make our
Page 17 text:
There is a faint sound of nmsic. Yes-it's
in a hep beat. It's Eddie Karn on tour of Mexico
with his band. There is Bob Sandoe all sharped
up as the star crooner.
On-on-on. I looked deeper into the fire and
found myself on Palm Beach with Mercel Wein-
and still working on her journalism. George
W'hitefield was enjoying himself in Florida after
returning from a tour of the world.
Who is that man on the loose chasing those
girls? Oh, it's Larry Rossi-now a famous
movie star, and modeling toupees in his spare
Strolling down the beach I see a crowd
gathering. Elaine "Blondie" Pollard has her
gym class out today. Margaret Taylor, Willene
Judd, Dolores Thilk, and Eileen Sutton are all
playing tennis. Hubba-hubba.
Who is that couple having a spat over
there? Why it's Erika Wanisler and Alan. Say
they aren't the only ones, there is Bonnajean
Fuess with her new steady.
There is that "lovie dovie couple" on their
honeymoon. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Renkert having
a good time.
Walter Graham and Gordon Andrews are
panting and drooling as the sun beauties stroll
Under a beach umbrella I see smoke com-
ing! It must he a "hot" conversation about their
old sociology class that Bernice David and
Martha Fiebig are having.
Slowly as the Hallie died out a noise of the
crackling of the logs was heard. As in the olden
days when our ancestors fell asleep by the fire-
place and dreamed of wondrous things, so it was
January Class Will and Testament
life, the graduating class of January, 1947,
do hereby regretfully bestow upon the fortu-
nate students, who still have those happy school
days to look forward to, all our homework and
good marks. Vile also do hereby solemnly swear
that the following tcstaments were made while
in the soundest mind.
Eddie Allen-leaves his quarterback ability to
Gordon Andrews-wills his line physique to
Gordon Archer-leaves his diploma to his sis-
,lean Heinrich-is the receiver of Mona Chris-
tie's blond hair.
Sara Lee Coffman-leaves her sophistication
'and ability to walk without tripping to
Bernice David-leaves her ability to have a
good time to any aspiring graduate.
Martha Fiebig-leaves her ability to learn
Civics without taking her book home to all
future students of Civics.
To Charlotte Gardner goes Bonnajean Fuessis
long black hair.
lVihner Gerlach-wills his fondness for chem-
istry to Eva Pfuhl.
Walter Graham-wills his love for Miss Rothen-
berger's English classes to Cliff Yardley.
Beverly Hall isn't leaving anything. She's tak-
ing it all with her, even her laugh, thank
Willeiie Judd-wills her ability to get to school
on time to anyone who needs it.
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