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HISTORY OF EAST HIGH
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Harry Emmerson, known to most people as Coach
Emmerson, was a typical hard-working man of our
community. Coach Emmerson's main interest was
in the boys he worked with. Nearly all of his time
was given to the boys of Morningside, trying to
make better men and citizens of them. Mr. Emmerson
was a coach and teacher at East Junior High School.
Even his occupation was used to assist the younger
generation. Many boys of our community are thank-
ful for having had the opportunity of being coached
by Harry Emmerson, who put many of them on the
right road of life. His Boy Scout troop, which had
over a hundred members, was known throughout the
city for its achievements. No one could have done
more for our Morningside community.
East High has been especially fortunate in the sup-
port given it by the surrounding community: in
fact, East is almost unique among big city schools
in being strongly identified with a certain area. East
is Sioux City Morningside High. Businessmen of
that area helped buy uniforms for East High's first
band back in 1930: they gave a large contribution to
outfit the hundred-plus band of 1949-50. They
have lent trucks for parades, bought advertising in
HARRY E. EMMERSON
paper and annual, offered students part-time em-
ployment. The citizens of Morningside have searched
their attics for "props" needed in school plays, have
bought countless tickets to operettas, athletic events.
plays and concerts, and have cheered the efforts of
East High debaters, athletes, musicians, and jour-
nalists for a quarter of a century. Seldom has any
school enjoyed such whole-hearted community sup-
To Morningside Residents in Gratitude for Their Help
To Coach Harry Emmerson In Memory of His Inspiration and Encouragement
We Dedicate the 1950 ARROW.
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EARLY PICTURE of East High School. At the extreme right is just a glimpse of the house which was
at the corner of the school grounds.
"From Kindergarten through College in Morning-
side" was the theme of the official dedication of East
High School on June 8, 1926. This program marked
the fulfillment of a dream which residents of the
community had long cherished. In December, 1922,
Morningside College Professor R. N. Van Horne.
representing the Morningside Parent Teachers Associa-
tions and the Momingside Planning Commission
presented to the school board a petition of 1500 resi-
dents for a high school in Morningside. Then, in
February, 1923, upon the motion of F. A. McCor-
mack, the Board of Education voted unanimously to
appropriate 5425.000 for the building. In the school
election of March, 1923, the voters authorized the
1950-Mr. Adam Traudt supervises activities of a group of his
bond issue, and in April the site of East High School
was purchased for S30,000.
Even though the building was not completely fin-
ished, school opened on January 26, 1925, with 224
pupils. ll teachers and Mrs. John A. Davenport as
acting principal. The auditorium was not completed
until more than a year later. Morningside residents
cooperated with students and faculty in raising funds
for auditorium furnishings, a lavish carnival climax-
ing the financial campaign.
The total cost of the building, furnishings, and site
was approximately 8450.000 or 21M cents per cubic
foot. The capacity of the school was estimated at
1,000 pupils, and the assembly room seated 1,033.
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Mr. Adam Traudt, woodshop instructor, is the
only teacher who has been at East High throughout
its twenty-five years. However, of the present faculty.
the following arrived early in the school's hiistory:
Miss Gladys George. Miss Hulda Kreutz, Miss Mar-
garet Ryder, Miss Loretta Van Ness, Mr. Dewey
McCracken, Mr. Wilbur Seubert, Mr. H. A. Lewis.
Mr. O. O. Marksbury, and Mr. O. F. Sletwold.
W. C. Yeager, principal of Cooper and Whittier
Schools, and John Schmidt, principal of Leeds High.,
were early faculty members.
Mr. Hal Buntley, one of the first music teachers,
is still loyal to East High, even though he is now
Supervisor of Music throughout the Sioux City public
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