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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.
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 18 text:
Eddie Karn-leaves his ability to get Miss Buell
mad to anyone who wants it.
Mary Powers is the receiver of Mary Klein's
high s ueak voice.
U 1 fl Y
Mary .lane Leonardson-leaves her 4-striped
cheerleading sweater and 10143-year perfect
attendance record to Bill Wheeler.
.loc Lenhard-wills his ability to teach sociol-
ogy to "Pappy" Gordon.
Arlene Lind is just leaving . . .
Ellen Maley-leaves her ability to l'llllllllJil to
.Ioe Martinez-wills his ability to speak Spanish
to Margaret Gauss.
George Morrissett-leaves his "taxi service" to
Louis Paleno-leaves his masculine build to
The senior class has been willed Lorraine Pan-
teo's little black book so they can remem-
ber her name.
Elaine Pollard-wills her ability to get out of
doing school work to all the coming Seniors.
Delores Racicot--leaves her French ways to
some quiet, innocent girl.
Clara Reichmann-leaves her ability to lose
weight to any girl who wants to.
To Chuck Mack goes Tom Renkert's shortness.
Larry Rossi-wills his buddy, Tony, to Carol
Helen Ryan-leaves her ability to hold a job at
A. 81 P. for two years to anyone who wants
Carole Jones is the receiver of Carmen San-
chez's dark tresses.
Bob Sandoe-leaves his sl1arp ties to an admirer,
Herman Schmitz-wills his soft voice to Ro-
Pauline Sharpe-leaves Tom Linenger to no
one. fHands oifj
To the unfortunate students who needs extra
credits, Ruth Sherman leaves hers.
Frank Shokaluk-wills his ability to play the
timpini to Erwin Ten Hopen, when hc
reaches the height to see over them.
.loyce Sutton receives all her sister Eileenis
The ability to do other people's homework is
willed to Pat Annabel by Margaret Taylor.
Dolores Thilk-leaves her ability to have her
back 'scratched in Civics to anyone who
Rita Thomas-leaves all,her old lunches and
pencil stubs to her locker partners, Al-
berta La Rosa and Elizabeth XVendt.
Barbara Tutty-leaves her ability to hold a rnan
to Barbara Jean Lewis.
Erika Walllsler-leaves her cheerleading tights
to Karla Ford.
Shirley Vlfaters-wills her ability to have a good
time to Shirley Kelcher.
Helen Wlearmouth-leaves her ability to talk
to Thurman WiSdOIll.
Mercel Weinand-wills her ability to count
change correctly to Tony De Luca.
George Wlliteheld-wills his wavy hair to all
men teachers who need it.
Elmer Wills-wills his ability to get along with
Mr. Read to Bill Ponder.
James W'isdon1-leaves his ability to be a foot-
ball hero and not brag about it to Dave
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