East High School - Wa Wa Ta Yearbook (Superior, WI)
- Class of 1950
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Text from Pages 1 - 88 of the 1950 volume:
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"THE HANDS OF YOUTH SHALL SHAPE THE FUTURE"
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There comes a time for all of us
When we must say goodbye
But faith and hope and love and trust
Can never, never die,-
Although the curtain falls at last
13 that a cause to grieve?
The futures fairer than the past
If only we believe
And trust in God's eternal care-
So when the master calls
Lets say that life is still more fair
Although the curtain falls.
RAYMOND A. GONEAU
Born October 9, 1933 Died July 22, 1949
Raymond Goneau, a resident of Wentworth, attended East High school one
year, during his sophomore year. He came in daily on the school bus. On July 22,
1949, at Iron River, Wisconsin, he lost his life through a drowning accident. He
would have been a member of the junior class this year. It is with regret that his
good fellowship has been taken from us.
Jesse E. Krenz
With sincere appreciation and friendship the 1950 Wa Wa Ta Staff has set
aside these pages to honor their faculty friend. MR. JESSE E. KRENZ, instructor
in the manual arts department.
Mr. Krenz received his degree from Superior State Teachers' College. He then
went on to take additional work at Stout College, Wisconsin, Purdue, and Minne-
sota Universities. In 1919, he became the manual arts instructor at the Nelson
Dewey High School, and in 1924, with the opening of East High, he continued in the
same capacity. During his early teaching career he also served as basketball and
Throughout the years, Mr Krenz has assisted with the construction of the effec-
tive backgrounds for many commencement programs. With the construction of play
sets, and with many other tasks benefiting East High.
Hundreds of boys have spent some of their hap iest school days in shop under
his instruction where they have acquired a thorough nowledge of manual art funda-
mentals. In every department there are evidences of his service and lasting handi-
work His fine workmanship and influence have done much to inspire the youth of
East toward a useful career.
President of Board; Miss Bernadette White.
0. E. Nordness, Supervisor of Buildings an
Fletcher, Leslie W. Johnson, Superintendent of Schools; Florence Michalski,
Hugo Swanson, John 0. Berg, Mrs. Walter Lindegren, Miss Nona MacQuilkin, A. W. Elmgreen,
d Grounds; A. E. Westlund, Vice-President; Harry
Ernest B. Nelson,
Director of Child Accounting; E. J. Norman, Secretary of Board, absent from picture,
To these men and women comprising the Board of Education is entrusted the
weighty community responsibilities of providing the students of this city with the best
educational facilities that Superior can afford. Add to this the problem of financial
support, maintenance, expansion of the school plant, the improvement of the cur,
riculum, and the establishment of policies for the efficiency and growth of the school
system, one can readily realize the many hours that these citizens spend in the interest
of the students of Superior.
In recognition for their services East High student
s express their gratitude.
MR. LESLIE W. JOHNSON became superin-
tendent of Superior Public Schools on July 1, 1949.
after serving the schools as Curriculum Director
for several years. As the director of curriculum
studies, he became well acquainted with the schools,
teachers, and students.
This city is fortunate to have its educational
work under the leadership of such a competent
educator, administrator, and friend. At the left
you see him viewing a miniature construction of
the new school which will be his major project in
East High students are indeed fortunate to have as their leader
and counselor MR. MERWIN R. STEFFENS. Mr. Steffens be-
came principal of East High school in September, 1947. Previous
to this time he served as the principal of the Peter Cooper school,
and as dean of boys at Central High school.
His youthful viewpoint, patient understanding, and friendly in-
terest have gained him many lasting friends among the students
uEast High School," are the words of MISS MARGARET HUDSON, school
secretary, at the left as she receives the scores of messages daily that are vital to all.
The innumerable reports on each student, the systematic filing of all this infor-
mation, the correspondence related to all students, and the attention of hundreds of
details Which are quickly and accurately handled by Miss Hudson keep East High
To her right is Mary Helen Novack, senior student assistant Who has been an
able helper to Miss Hudson part of each day.
MR. IVAR HAGLUND, Dean of Boys. meets all boys indi-
vidually Who need advice, guidance. or friendly help, He is the one
Who is personally interested in the individual boy. All sophomores
meet him as their biology instructor. He has earned his M. A. de-
gree from the University of Iowa.
MISS ERNESTINE SEYLER, Dean of Girls. meets each girl
individually in order to assist her to become a well-adjusted hiqh
school student She is the one who is personally interested in the
individual girl. She is also the school librarian and the adviser of
the Student Council.
MISS AMY WOLFORD is in charge of the Home Economics
department and the school lunch program. She is the adviser of
the Home Economics Club. Every one appreciates Miss Wolford's
efforts to provide such good meals during the school year.
MR. JOHN IEFFERS teaches seventh, eighth and nine grade
general science classes and woodworking shop classes. Outside of
his regular classes he assists with the care of all school properties.
If flying were part of the curriculum. he could instruct in the pilot-
ing of a plane
MR. ARTHUR MINGUEY. instructor in the commercial de-
partment, teaches bookkeeping. shorthand, typing, and two classes
of mathematics. As school accountant, his work involves the re-
cording of all receipts and expenditures of school money.
In classes of typing and stenography, juniors and seniors learn
the importance of accuracy, Clarity, and speed in business training
under the instruction of MRS. GUDRUN MCCARTAN. In addi-
tion to her commercial classes she has charge of the Activity asso-
ciation accounts. As a senior adviser she arranges the Baccalaure-
New to our faculty this year is MRS. NINA CARLSON who
teaches sophomore English, and first and second year Latin. In
addition to her work at school, she is the proud mother of four chil-
dren. She received her M. A. degree from the Chicago University.
MISS MARGUERITE WOLFINGER makes mathematics
alive and practical to her eighth and ninth grade classes. The ate
tivities 0f the Booster Club are under her guidance. She earned her
M. A. degree from the University of Wisconsin.
Under the very competent leadership of MISS EDNA FOX,
the Choir at East has increased in size and has shown marked im-
provement in performance. She also teaches seventh and ninth
grade music classes and one ninth grade social science class.
social capacity she acts as Polyphonic Club adviser.
Although MR. MERRILL THOMPSON teaches at East only
one day a week, he has developed a quality orchestra. He directs
the String Ensemble and gives instrumental lessons at East and at
other public schools in the city.
Everyone at East knows MR. JULIUS IUEL for his sparkling
wit and friendly personality. He teaches the boys gym Classes and
also directs the noon hour activities in the gym. All students appre-
ciate the entertainment program he provides during the noon hour.
He also serves as adviser to the Pep Club members.
Tumbling, dancing, basketball, volley ball, soccer, andi calis-
thenics are all part of the physical education classes taught by tMISS
DORIS BRUNNER. The modern dance group is an extragcur-
ricular activity. She has charge of the Cheerleaders and is also the
adviser of the Girls' Athletic association.
The junior and senior bands are under the very able direction
of MR. GERALD HAACK. In addition to his band work he has
done splendid work in training an outstanding Twirling squad. He
also gives individual instrumental lessons.
Everyone who has had MISS MARGUERITE GARRITY re-
members her as a wonderful friend and understanding teacher.
Eighth grade English and music are taught by her in the tower room.
She has charge of the junior high transportation record and has act-
ed as chairman of the Magazine Campaign for several years.
MISS RUTH PERSON hands out and helps to untangle knotty
problems in advanced mathematics, algebra, and geometry. She
serves as the business adviser of the Wa Wa Ta staff. She holds
a M. A. degree from the University of Minnesota.
Sophomore students are exposed to the many phases of World
History by the stimulating instruction of MISS JANE RITCHAY,
who has succeeded Miss Agnes Reinemund. Miss Ritchay has been
very active in assisting with the play productions for two years.
Her special work has been the supervision of the crew committees.
Physics, chemistry, and general science Classes are all tau ht b
MR. JAMES BRADSHAW. Many students are indeed forgtlunat:I
to have hadlllBig Jim" as their science instructor. He is the director
of the Visual Aid program and acts as the adviser of the Visual Aid
Club. As junior class adviser he works with juniors on the Junior-
Senior Prom preparations.
MR. FRANK CIRILLI meets all seniors in his Problems of
American Democracy classes. He also teaches one class of ninth
grade social science. His extra-curricular duty includes the work
of assistant coach. Many know him as the adviser of the 3:45 Club.
Since MR. VINCENT SEGUIN has ioined East High faculty,
dramatics has received new life. In addition to his ninth grade
English classes he teaches one Class in Speech to seniors. He is the
adviser of the very popular Speech Club.
American literature, the fundamentals of English, and journalis-
tic Writing are the chief elements of study for the junior English
classes taught by MISS IRENE THOMPSON. She directs the
activities of the Wayzgoose staff and acts as adviser of the Wa
Senior English, French Classes, Chapel Assembly and Com-
mencement are all associated with MISS HELEN PESARK. Eng-
lish literature. the fundamentals of English structure. the technique
of creative writing recall to many her stimulating instruction. As
the adviser of the French Club she assists With their social events.
She holds a M. A. degree from the University of Wisconsin.
Since COACH WILLIAM FINN has joined the East High
faculty, both the football and basketball records have shown a
steady improvement. All juniors become well acquainted with the
history of their country in Mr. Finn's American history classes.
Junior high students are very fortunate to begin their social
science studies under the excellent instruction of MISS BESSIE
ORVALD. She has served as the general chairman for American
Education Week for several years.
MISS MABEL HARD is the art instructor for all grades. The
advanced art class provides opportunity for students with special
ability to express their talent. In addition to her art classes she
teaches one class of seventh grade English.
Mrs. Mabel Maddock ianitress Arthur Ohvall janitor
Mrs. Cathrine Straika Cook
Walfrcd Erickson janitor
Clarence Nelson engineer
When the snow is the deepest, there is always a path through the drifts to the
door. When the temperature is the lowest, the building is comfortable and Warm.
In the morning washed halls, swept rooms, and general orderliness greets one. At
noon the warm meal is ready and tempting. All these things are done for the com-
fort and convenience of East students by our efficient custodians.
Home Economics Club,
Prom Committee, Wa Wa Ta
A lovely girl and very sweet,
Surely a pleojasant none to meet, .4
Anderson, Joyce-Iucie I h
G. A Ag Home Econsmics Clu'b ,
She Cdoked and sew'ed up tofthis
a date, , '
But nbw she plans to 940 to State.
French Club. Prom Commitme
Always happy, always fair,
Always ready to do her share.
French Club, Prom Comminec,
His Clothes are wonderful to see,
Attractive-like his personality.
Bennett, IohniFuzzy !
Speech Clubh Student Council President
A regular fellow it is true,
Full of fun and knowledge too.
Iunior Class President. French Club,
From Committee, Speech Club, Thespian
Herehs a boy with a wonderful
When we turn the dial hehs our
Band, Gh Ah A., Major Keys, Orchestra,
g. Polyphonics, Prom Commxtleev
Siting Ensemble. Twirlers
The students of East will never
The art displayed by our major-
Boostcrx. Lan'n Club, From Commltrec
Here 5 a girl both sweet and wise,
With beautiful hair and smiling
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3! 7; Ly? K !h'ked by all.
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Not too loud. not too shy,
Just the nicest sort of guy.
yellling what he'll do after
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G. Ah AM Home Economics Club.
Polyphonic, Prom Committee, Spccch Club.
llhhcspians, Visual Aid. W3 W3 Ta
Clever, jolly, and practical too
Her Charms are many, her faults
S Club. Prom Committee. Wa Wu Ta
Don doesn't worry about his vo-
Someday he'll own his own gas
she has a part,
er best with all her
DeBr k, Fannye ebbie
French Club, Speech Club
Fanny is always ready for fun, Fitzgibbons, EdnaeLoree
But shelll wait until her work is Bandv Boosmsv G. A- An -
Prom Committee. Speech Club
Life's a fest, all things show it.
I thought so once and now I know
G. A. A., Home Economics Club
Besides a good locker.
She s a sewer and cooker.
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Flaten. Donald eDon ' 1'
Prom King. Prom Committee, Sitilubl KEE-
Visual Aid, Wa Wa Ta it! 1'
Not many of his kind are 90 be;
Not many equals to this fine lad.
Senior Class Secretary W... W L
Dark hair and pretty eyes, Flemming, Corrine!Corku
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Not so quiet, but oh so wise. Visual Aid, Wa W3 Ta, G A. A. x l
A very cute girl, and oh so small,
This is Corky who is liked by all. mg
Band4 Latin Club, Orchestra,
Royal Easterners. Speech Club.
Thespians. Wa Wa Ta
We know a fellow who's not a
He's really great at playing the , Froubadours,
oboe ma '
t' n, and musical,
Erdman, Iean-aHank Frisbie. ThomaseFrizz
French Club French Club, Speech Club,
' - ' tcountr lass, Student Council, From Committee.
She S IuSt a qule y Wayzgoose. Thespians, Wa VVa Ta
Acredzt to our scmor Class. An explosive personality has
He can be compared with the
If strong ambition paves the way, Gallagher, William-Bill
lean Will FeaCh great heights some Band, Latin Club. 5. Club. Orcheskra.
Prom Committee. Royal Easterners,
ay. Speech Club, Visual Aid
Always praise, never scorn.
He will winrwith his mellow horn.
French Club Polyphonic.
Short andrswea III say:
And a nice little wife, some dad.
Band. Major Keys, Orchestra.
She chPls in all her commercial
Her office duties she will not
String Enscmblc, Band, Boomers, G. A. Al,
Orchestra, Prom Committee,
Speech Club. Wayzgoose
Bright blue eyes, and pretty blondc
This is Dorothy so lovely and fair.
Lvadersi Polyphonic. Pmm Committee
At East shels quiet, as a rule,
But we're not so sure outside of
G. A, An Latin Club, Major Keys,
Polyphonic, Speech Club. Prom Committee
If ever you need a Iark for your
Delores Harrison will qualify.
Latin Club, 5. Club, Prom Committee
It's sometimes a handicap to be
But it doesnll matter if you care to
Here's a gal whols really swell,
A fine athlete is Lulubelle.
Band Polyphonic Prom Committee,
Troubadours. Way: goose
Quiet, reserved, and studious is he.
Sure to succeed wherever he may
Band. Boostzrs, French Clubi Maior Keys,
Polyphonic. Orchestra. String Ensemblc.
Visual Aid. VVay:goose
A perfect woman. nobly planned,
To warm. to comfort, and to com-
Polyphonic Prom Co mittee
Strength and support lzc will al-
Pete is a dependable tzustwortlzy
Home Economics Club, Polyphonic,
Prom Committee. Twirlers
Our candidate for the
A very wise Choice, it can be seen.
IVIajor KeyS, Polyphonic
There s a smile on her lips,
And music at her fingertips.
French Club Polyphoniq r m ommittee,
Troubadours Way: goosfll'. f 9
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gaind Sweet as a girl can be,
$329 has her moments of glee.
Prom Committee. Speech Club, Twirlers
Cute, clever, and full of fun,
Known and liked by everyone.
Lally, Williathee Wiile
French Club. Polyphonic.
Prom Committee, Speech Club
He's busy every day,
Work to him is merely play.
Prom Committee, Student Council,
School will still be there when I
But nobodyis there cause ifs quare
ter to five.
Boosters, French Club
Charming, lovely, full of wit,
Donna's bound to make a hit.
Polyphonic. Prom Committee,
Service Club Troubadours
His voice is music's own,
He thrills all by his rich baritone.
Here's a boy with hair so fine,
It can be compared with golden
Latin Club, Polyphonic. Prom Committee
Always ready to speed joy,
Shall be ideal for any boy.
Bandv Cheerleaders. French Club, G, A. A.,
Orchestra. Pep Clubi Prom Committee.
Speech Club, Student Council,
Thereis a girl we all call Betty,
When you need her help she is al-
Boosters, G. A. An Polyphonic,
Prom Committee Speech Club,
Student Council, Wa VVa Ta
We find in once a beauty so rate,
When the light shines soft on her
Over the room there comes a hush,
Everyone is looking at Chad's
Lenders Club, Polyphonic
Shy, reserved, but with a smile,
Annie's friendship is most worth
Band. C. A. A., Orchestral.
Prom Committee, Speech Club,
Visual Aid. W'ayzgoosc
At practicing she was not lax,
That's why sheis great at playing
Cheerleaders. G. A. A., Maior Keys,
pep Club, Polyphonic, prom Committem
Twirlers. Way2qoose Editor
All the poetry and joys of youth,
Are graciously combined in Ruth.
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Troubadours. Polyphonic, S. Club,
Senior Class Vice President
Soul of this man is in his Clothes,
fiRainbow of colors from his head
to his toes.
He's new to the Class, but what a
15 Ben. known as the girl shy boy.
It's known to all that Squeakis a
But even alone, he's bound to win.
, G. A. A.. Home-Economlcs Club.
P111111 Committee. Speech Club
A warning to leane"Don't plan
You ll probably end up as a mill:-
man 5 wife ,
Prom Commuter, V1511al Aid
Here are a few words Bob often
"Gather round fellas, I've got a
French Club, Spcrrh Club
Brains and personality has he,
Torais tops, you must agree.
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Band Latin Club Orchestra Polyphonic,
Prom Committee Wa Wa Ta ditor
Shirlie was our editor- -in-Cl1ief,
A most capable one, is our belief.
Riedasch. MaryWMe too
Latin Club Major Keys, Orchestra.
Polypimmc Prom Committee, Speech Club,
String Fnsemble Way: goose W3 W3 Ta
One look at Mary youll go off
For the harmony of her Clothes
are most becoming.
If pleasantness were money and
our heart a vault
We'd all be indebted to our frien
French Club. Speevh Club. Polyphonic,
Prom Committee Froubadours
Would you be true to eyes of blue,
If eyes of brown should smile at
Latin Club. Speech Club, From Committee.
Wayzgonsc, Wa VVa Ta
Happy, smiling, laughing gay,
Von will always be that way.
French Club. Football co-captain,
Prom Committee. S. Club
Semor Class Presidem Student Council
If athletics and scholazships go
hand in hand
A successful career will be at his
Polyphonic SPEECH Club. Troubadours,
Thespians Prom Committee
Many a woman 5 heart he smashes,
By batting those long, black beau-
These words were valued by our
., friend Pete,
Go out with a girl? lid rather
St. George, BernardiBez-nie
I've got traveling in my heart,
Timbuclctu--loolcs like a pretty
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Mystery man hidden romances,
You ll always find Dale at the
Youth Center dances.
A diller, a dollar, a ten o'clock
Is blushing LeRoy with his turned
What care has he for studies and
Hell get by on his good looks.
Happiness y for-
YouWaltTt' 0;; n the Me you
To make a million is my plan,
All by myself, I think I can.
A little nonsense now and them
Is relished by the wisest men.
S, Club, French Clubi Prom Committee
Happy go lucky, is Shears so tall,
Success was his at basketball,
Speech Club, Home Economics.
Polyphonic, Visual Aid. Wayzgoose,
As a movie star, there ll be no one
ot her start at the Superior
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Her. 'words am kind, and never
If petsonality,dielrje royal, sherid be
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French Club S. Club Prom Committee
He's always neat, always trim,
Everyone is a fliend of Tarzan
Latin Club, Polyphonic,
Troubadours. Prom Committee
The radiant sunshine through the
But here at East we have our own
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Thoughtful and serious he knows
But room for fun, theres always
French Club. Prom Committee. S. Club
In sports, in school or on a date,
I'VE re forced to admit that he is
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Watch those Waistlines Pardon my sarong
Happy Travelers ?
The mail must go through
All pooped out
Naud Maas . Causa DeBruyne
B111 Gallagher Debby DeBrock
JOY Loomis Annie McCutcheon
J ucie Anderson
Annabel Doege Hank Erdman
Squeak and Jean Nelson Bone Bjorkman Fuzzy Bennett Sunshine Larson
Bert Lambert Dorie Klug
Mac Mackie 9 von ROth
Nanu Johnson Gus Gustafson Lloyd Hemingway Pat Carlsga
ROW i: S. Stolzman, L. Leland, Y. Burgner, N. Kornstad, E. Johnson, B. Hess, A. Amitage, G. Wisker-
c en. 7 i w V
ROWJ 2: B. Greely, J. Doege, M. Hendrickson A. Cox C. Bergman B. Erickson. I. Ritsche, M. Erickson," .,
ROWJ 3. P. Glonek, D. Nessman G. Johnson, J. Arco, D. Zachau, C. Kessler E. Hedenblad, E; Thoreson,
C. Heydon F. Conner, D Tomzak
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ROWNIIKB.ILaWin, L. Plachta, M. Pasternak, S. Wohlwend, J. Reynolds, M. Pierce, E. White,
. ess er.
ROW 2: R. Maves, L. Puhakka, M. Waldum, D. Potter, S. Moniak, M. LaVoy, F. Ledin, N. Salmi. J. De-
ROW 3. W. Anderson, J. Mather J. Baker R Ostazeski S. Peterson, J. Carlson, J. Pettingill, W. Peter-
son, R. Palumbo,R RWOlson R. Renquist
ROW 1: B. Fitzgerald, C. Thompson, J. Gunski, N. Amys, D, Ronchak, D. Lowney. J. Smith, J. Witzig.
ROW 2: G Soderlund, L. Moore, J Kubalak, F. Winek, F. Wiegert, R. Zielinski, B, Gervais, B. Clausen,
B. Lyons, M. Boyer
ROW 3: D Chandler, T. Sertich, W. Rutherford, D. Peterson, W. Trianoski. R. Foote, T. Johnson, K.
Hoffman, D. Jostad, L. Peterson, M Griffin
ROW 1: D. Coaty, F. Gucinski, L. Godfrey, M. Anderson. .
ROW 2: G. Gerzic, M. Gonia, J. Geske, D. Holden, H. Dodge, Y. Cloutler, J. Kubalak.
ROW 3: H. Koenen, J. Leuthner. D. Hart, R. Shears, J. Heinen, G. LaValley, D Christiansen, G. Johnson.
ROW 1: M. Polaski, T. Correll, P. VanWagenen, M Nelson. F. Culliton, E. Wehkala. L. Wallgren, J,
Wiskerchen, A. Qua
ROW 2: A. LePage, D Klindt, A. Zielinski, M. Nelson, D. Newberg, B. Larson, 1. Ghyselinck, B. Berg-.
strom, J. Kunert, M. Ha
ROW 3: J. Dhols, J. Ruthgeerts, E. Retzer, J. Gylland, F. Peterson, R. Janicki. J. Benson. G Gustafson,
D. Hodsdon, W. Mizinski, L. Gerzic, D. Topel, R. Belford.
Sem'o'zxa g '52
ROW 1: M. Brittan, L Dzikonski, M. Ames. J. Branzell, P. Rotsaert, Y. Byholm, P LePage, L. Cloutier,
ROW 2: W. Krawza, R. Brant, N. Hagan, M. Hawkins, M. Carlsgaard, D. Hanson, M Kolek, N. Nelson,
B Brannan, L. Lundgren, C. Laib, D. Bersell.
ROW 3: G. Dickenson, D. Suber, W. Wright, R. Wahto. T Anderson. J Buytaert. J. Barrans, D Molitor,
J. DeBrock. L. LaValley. T Jensen, W. Dens
ROW 1: E. Lemieux, B. Bolos, J. Repensky, C. Plant, A. Larson, J. Rackliff, M. Johnson, J. Kolstad,
ROW 2: M. David, L. Guitard, K. Rutherford, Y. Engebretson, M. Cole, M. Hill, D. Munnings, L. Berg-
man, M. Heinen, G. LaValley.
ROW 3: C. Brown, J. Hedenblad, E. Sanders, R. Foltz, R. Peterson, M Liebaert, W. Ekholm, W. Hard,
G. Conner, R. Gucinski, D. Olson, A. Dolsen, R. Wahto.
ROW 1: D. Onnestad. B. Mikloczak. J. Ritsche, P. Woodwick, B. Sablatura. J. Ramstad, F. Stone
ROW 2: '1'. Plant, L. Peterson, L. Pettingill, S. Miller, F. Stromberg, M. Vandenbergh, J. Wohlwend, P4
Smith. . ,
ROW 3: D. Porter, D. Westerback, D. Walberg, T. Yadon, P. Tlerney. R. Swanstrom, L. Smxth, D. W11-
liams, T. Schultz.
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ROW 1: B. Griffin, J. LaValley, M. McKone, P. Asbury, B. Nelson, W. Byholm, L. Jacobson, J. Goneau.
ROW 2: D. Chapman. P. Fitzgerald, D. Sutherland, M. Foote. E. Amys, E. Flaten, M Batten, B. Gamble.
E Sertich, A. Ofstad, N. Guitard.
ROW 3: J. Kimball, Q. Elmgreen, R, Lier, J. Ormston, R. Olson, J. Goettle, G. Elmgren, C. Nelson, E.
Braman, M. Bell, R. Lally, H. Byrnes, D. Newman.
ROW 1: C. Jacobson. C. Johnson, A. Liebaert, J. McCauley, S Johnson, B. Juntti, D. McCauley.
ROW 2: R, Lier, D. Horyza. D. Hunter, E. Maunu, H. Lepley, C Nelson, T Johnstone. M Hodgis.
ROW 3: D. Milroy, R. Lawin, L. Peterson. J. Olson, H. Hagen, E. Rozowski, J Nolan, G Nelson, W.
Johnson. D. Nelson, A Leuthner.
ROW 1: J. Hoffman. C. Bailey N. Holmes P Holmstrom D Clark G B t '
ROW 2: W, D 1 V. . ., . . . . , . un , S. Hendrlckson.
Wfrgey, D. C0335? Grandahl, J. Flowers, B. Brown, P. Gustafson, M. Brannan, W. Bennett, T. God-
RO : G. Bourassa, R. Coleman, R. Greel , F Gehrke J ' ' '
Fair. A. Donley. W. Borgh. y , , Branstrom, J, Clesllckl, A. Abrahamson, P.
ROW 1: E. Johnson, C. Erickson, B. Mackie, S. Hill, C. Drinkwine, A. Elmgreen, C. Haglund. J Gran-
fors, J. Zawin, N. Swanson, N. Witzig, A, Hinman,
ROW 2: W. Ormston, R. Leland, S. Engebretson, V. VanVynckt, J. Hooker, L. Hart, G. Flaten. P. Platz,
Y. Thiele, J. Miller, M Lenroot, H. Phillips.
ROW 3: D. Suber, A Trifilette, V. Byholm, N. Sparby. T. Peterson, L. Peterson, L, Smith, G Fitzgerald,
J. Lien, D. Johnson, R. Bishop, L. Lepage, W, Nordley, J Nelson. ' '
ROW 1: G Bourdage, B, Thoreson, N Cloutier, G, Wittkopf, D. Palm, G. Culliton, M. Tuttle, J. Mac-
Kenue, C. LaVine, P. Conner.
ROW .2: E. Branstrom, M, Bradley, B, Dohl, K. Dingwall. L. Aronson, N. Swanson, 0 Nelson, S. Wil-
hams, F. Munnings, M. Sorenson. A. Hinman, P. Letty, D. Haack.
ROW 3: J. Coaty. E. Androsky. G. Lindstrom, D. Dobberman, J. Hoganson, R. Nordeen, J. Cole. L
Wheaten, K. Brandt, C. Swanson, B. Johnson, D. Elmgreen. J. Clarke.
ROW 1: J. Anderson, M. Ames, J. Gunski, A. Leffard. B. Anderson, L. Hagen, J. Molner, J. Albright, E.
Drinkwine, S. Holmstrom, J Johnson.
ROW 2: G. LaVine, C Letty, E. Retzer, B. Cole, M. Eddy, P. Amys, J. Johnson, S. Erickson, C Johnson,
W. Tuttle, C. Androsky, G. Johnson.
ROW 3: J Bailey. R. Williams, R. Anderson, R. Bjorkman, B. Martineau, G. Bunt, A. Dampman, G.
Carlson, G. Erlandson. T. Beggs, J. Custard, W. Asbury, W. Nelson, C. Callaway G. Kornstad.
ROW 1: B. Klindt, E. Jacobson, J. Loomis. J. Sequin, G. Pettingill, M. Siekkinen, M. Walberg, M.
Sorenson, J. Klindt, J. Johnson, B. Nordeen.
ROW 2: R. Hartshorn, C. Larsen, B. Remus, G. Matelski, F. Hertsgaard. M. Hoven, J. Swanson, L. How-
enstine, S. Munnings, A. Greene, D. Johnson, J. Grantors.
ROW 3: J. Summers, D. Wiskerchen, M. Johnston, R. Pankow. R. Siekkinen, A. Nessman, C. Thomas,
W. Lerand, D. Dhols, L. Wheaton, T. Nelson, H. Jacobson, J. Fair, D. Thomas.
High up in the world Fnends forever
Studious . .. Pretty kitty
Our gang Wash it clean
Oh! that face
Our country girls
A11 pooped out
Ain't they sweet
lds C. Callaway.
' . n, J. Nelson, J. Ramstad, C Thompson, J.'Bennett. L. LaValley, J. Reyno ,
S835 $2 8. gggn, H. Leply, Lt Aronson. B. Lent, A. Armltage, A. LaPage, W. Borgh.
ROW3: J. LaValley, Jt Rotsaert, D. Molitor, L. Peterson, Jt Elmgreen.
The Student Council is probably the most active group in the school. Its mem-
bers consist of one representative from each homeroom whose duty it is to report
weekly on the activities of the Council and in turn bring back to the Council any
suggestions or criticisms offered. The aims of the Council are to promote school
activities and to work for school improvements.
The following projects have been successfully carried out by this year's Council:
the organization of the annual Red and White Day festivities, the sponsoring of two
delegates to the state Student Council Convention, the arrangements of the Christ,
mas decorations outside the building as well as inside, the publishing of a student
directory, the production of a talent show, the sponsoring of a dance and a pep
assembly program. The Council has also contributed money from their treasury for
the support of several school purchases.
This year's Council has endeavored to promote projects Which benefit both the
students and the school.
President John Bennett
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The Latin Club opened its activities this year with a pep assembly which gave
the student's conception of a typical faculty meeting.
At a Roman banquet all first year Latin students were initiated. Following this
initiation these students are entitled to membership in the club the following year.
The new Club adviser is Mrs. Nina Carlson who succeeded Miss Agnes Reine-
mund. The club has thirty members consisting of second year students and alumni.
Phillip Eaton gave an interesting talk on the uses of Latin for the American
Education Week program in the school auditorium.
Officers for the year are as follows:
............... Leslie Wallgren
......... Germaine LaValleV
ROW 1: ST Wohlwend. M. Hawkins, B. LaVine, F. Culliton, R. Chapman, E. Wekkala, L. Wallgren, G.
L Valle , P. Rotsaert. .
ROW; Ftbgiaton, C. DeBruyne, L. Bergman, D. Potter, B. Larson, L. Lundgren. M. Hemen. J. Heden-
b1 d. . . .
ROW 3? W. Rutherford, J. Mather. J. Barrans. L. Fonger, R. Foltz, W, Mlzmskl, J. Gulland, W. Gal-
ROW 1: P. Carlsgaard, M. Johnson. R. Anderson, D. Goneau, D. Larson. . . . ' .
ROW 2: R. Carlsgaard, J. Stromko, F. DeBrock, C. Jacobs, J. Erdman, Th Fnsbxe, S. Zlelmskl:
ROW 3: J. Rotsaert, L. Johnson. L. Shears, R. Benson, R. Anderson, R. Rohrer.
Bonjour mesdames et messieurs. Nous avons pours vous un petit renseignement
de notre Cercle Francais. We have twenty members in our club. The officers are:
President ...... Louis Shears
Vice President . Robert Anderson
Secretaire ..................................................................... Fanny DeBrock
Tresorier .......................................................................... James Stranko
President du Comite Social .......................................... Richard 'Rohrer
President du Comite des Programmes .................. Robert Carlsgaard
During the year we hold meetings of our club. Our President Louis Shears prev
sides over the class using the French language to conduct all routines to faire l-appel
et toutes autres affaires en Francais. Proceeds from our sales of candy and Christ
mas cards is being used to buy French records. A spring party at Miss Pesark's
cabin terminates our activities for the year.
Aur revoir, jusqua nous rencontrons encore.
Eat, drink, and be merry
The newly organized Junior French Club, Le Vingt Neuf, ended a successful
1950 under the supervision of Mlle. Helen Pesark,
At the second meeting les membres de notre bureau were elected. They are:
Le president ...................................................................... Richard Foote
Le vice president . .Patrick Glonek
Le secretaire ........... ..Donna Lowney
Le tresorier .................................................................... Eugene Johnson
The social events of the year opened With a glorious cabin party. Nous nous
sommes amuses. The first big undertaking was the task of selling Christmas cards
to meet the current expenses. The club used part of their funds for the purchase of
French records to improve their French diction.
uThe Television Show" was the title of the successful pep assembly presented
by the club. The club activities concluded with another fun-filled cabin party.
ROW 1: P. Glonek, R. Olson, S. Wohlwend, D. Jostad, J. Pettingill, N. Kornstad, J. Heinen, F. Conner.
ROW 2: D4 Lowney, E. Johnson, C. Bergman, D. Potter, M. Erickson, B. Erickson, Y. Cloutier, J. Har-
ROW 3: D. Hart, K. Hoffman, D. Zachau, J. Carlson, R. Foote, J. Arco, D. Peterson, T. Sertich.
ROW 1: M. David, T. Correll, J. Doege, J. Gunski, Y. Byholm, B. tPasternakr . .
ROW2: F. Gucinski. J. Johnson, D. Doege. J. Nelson, R. Zielinskx, J. Amys, J. Anderson, M. Wllllams.
The Home Economics Club had a very active and successful year. The first
social event was held at the home of Team Nelson in the form of a pajama party at
which time initiation plans were made for the six new members Later the new
members were honored at an initiation tea in a colored candlelight ceremony.
The club girls worked together on a variety of novelties which they sold for
Red and White Day celebration.
The glow of the fireplace and the gaily decorated Christmas tree made a homey
atmosphere for the annual Christmas Tea held in December for the faculty.
Snowman Serenade was an appropriate theme for the annual mid-Winter dance.
Snowflakes and snowmen created the winter setting.
The outstanding event of the year was the annual Style Show held in May at
which time their attractive costumes were modeled for parents and guests.
At the close of the year a farewell party for the seniors was held at the sum-
mer home of the club adviser, Miss Amy Wolford.
President Joyce Anderson
The Booster Club is a social organization, but its main objective is to promote a
healthy enthusiastic school spirit and a high standard of scholarship among its mem-
Each fall a group of eight junior girls is invited into the club. Initiation Day
followed with its fun and unusual attire.
The annual Lettermen Banquet was held in the spring to honor the team. This
was the club's most important event.
The events of the past year were:
The Club officers are:
Vice President .............
Club Adviser ..............
Pot Luck Supper
............................................... Patricia Fitzgerald
....... Joyce Loomis
.................. Carol DeBruyne
.. .......... Helen Dodge
Miss Marguerite Wolfinger
ROW 1: S. Brannan, C. DeBruyne, De Gustafson, L. Fitzgibbons. C. Jacobs. L. Loomis, P. Fitzgerald.
ROW 2: B. Fitzgerald, L. Godfrey, J. Reynolds, L. Leland, H. Dodge, F. Wiegert, C. Bergman, J. Witzig.
. t a T' ROW 1: R. Mackie. E. Lent, C. Ber man. D. Lowney.
I a u . ROW 2: J. DeMarspN. Salini, M. R1 dasch, y. Cloutxer, R. Maves. a
t ROW 3: W. Anderson. J. LaValley, T. Frisble, M. Griffin, J. Holt. s
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The chief aim of the Wayzgoose Staff is to report to the student body the news
7 and views pertaining to East High school. The staff is composed of students who
3 t meet daily duringa the fifth hour on an eXtra-curricular basis. Five copies are circue
lated annually to each student under the Activity Association plan. This paper has
"t four pages under the management of four page editors. The reporters, in reality.
; T consist of everyone on the staff.
In 1$ecognition for their interest, effort, and service the seniors who have served
two years on the staff are given a pin which is representative of their work.
Editor-in-chief .............................................. Ruth Mackie
Associate Editor ...Betty Lent
First Page Editor ...Betty Lent
Second Page Editor ..... Nancy Salmi
Third Page Editor ...... .Mary Riedasch
Fourth Page Editor . .......... Jack Holt
Feature Editor ......... ..Thomas Frisbie
Editorial Adviser . ....................... MISS Irene Thompson
Reporters ............. ..Marvin Griffin, Gerald LaValley,
Yvonne Cloutier, Ralph Maves, Mary Ann LaVoy,
Business Manager ..................... Donna Lowney
Advertising Manager . ....... Carol Bergman
Circulation Manager ..... ..William Anderson
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Editor-in-chief .................................. Shirlie Potter Petite
Associate editor . ...... Joan Geske
Senior editor .t .Carol DeBruyne
Assistants ............ Lee Fonger and Thomas Frisbie
Club editor .
Class editor .A
Picture editor ..
Art editor .........
Music editor .....
Copy editor ......
Sport editor .....
........ Yvonne Roth
........ Phillip Eaton
....... Lee Fonger
MISS Irene Thompson
Co-Business managers .............................. Mary Riedasch
Faculty business adviser .................... Miss Ruth Person
We, the members of the 1950 Wa Wa Ta Staff, have prepared for you the
thirty-ninth edition of your school annual. We have tried to show you that willing
hearts and hands are the forces needed for the accomplishment of any worthewhile
High school days are happy days. In years to come may this book keep vivid
Ehe ncliemories of your many happy school activities, interesting classes, and cherished
WA WA TA STAFF
J. Converse, Lt Fonger, D. Flaten, P. Eaton, J. Geske M
C Flemming, C. DeBruyne, M. Riedasch, S. Potter, Y: Roth. J. Amys, M. Johnson.
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ROW 1: P. Fitzgerald, J. Converse. D. Harrison. N. Maas, M. Pierce, J. Reynolds. E. Lent, B. Fitzgerald,
L. Fitzgibbons, D. Klug, D. Wiskerchen, L. Godfrey.
ROW 2: J. DeMars, R. Maves, F. Conner, G. Johnson, T. Johnson, C. Kessler, J. Pettingill, D. Jostad, J.
Mather, G Johnson, B. Rohter.
ROW 3: C. Flemming, D. Lowney, S. Wohlwend, L. Leland, C. DeBruyne, D. Gustafson, Y. Roth, M. Rie-
dasch, J. Smith, J. Beetcher, J. Witzig, R. Zielinski, L. Moore, M. Erickson,
ROW 4: J. Holt, M. Griffin, L. Fonger, T. Frisbie, J, Nelson, B. Benson, W. Lally, Mr. Sequin, T. Paren-
teau, P. Eaton, W, Trianoski, P. Rozowski, J. Bennett.
ROWBlfPagiegggg'mgnbghfnl.ant, P. Gustafson, H. Lepley, T. Godfrey. D. Topel, B Gamble, F. Culliton,
LaVangy, J. 'B'ranzeu, T. c'orr'en, M. Iiott'en. ' ' ' ' ' - ' Sgaard' M' Ames' G'
ROWE?HXQk?g:o;T'11:?ageefg2rgigbgiNeWberg' N Hagen, M. Liebert, W Ekholm, W. Hard, M. Heinen.
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The seasoned members of the East High Speech Club had an unexpected surprise
at their first meeting last fall when ninety-one students appeared to enroll as mem-
bers. The problem of keeping ninety-one members busy enough to remain interested
in dramatics and speaking activities Was the first major task.
The solution to this problem was met in three ways. As their first major pro-
duction, the Club did DRACULA, a three act mystery-chiller which required not only
excellent actors, but many good technicians for special lighting effects, carpenters for
the trick and weird set, and many people for properties, costumes, and publicity.
Secondl , the senior speech class presented twenty one-act plays as a way of
learning to cfiIrect plays by actually directing a play for an audience. These seniors
were able to use many speech Club members for acting and for crew work who could
not have had the experience otherwise.
Those students who preferred work in public speaking to dramatics were given
their opportunity to participate in the spring speech contest affiliated with the Wis-
consin Forensic association. There are now over one hundred members in this club.
Mr. Vincent Seguin, the speech instructor and adviser of this club has done a
remarkable piece of work in stimulating interest and affording the students an oppor-
tunity in this field of expression,
ROW 1: L. Wallgren, P. Fitzgerald, B. Fitzgerald, B. Lent, J. Reynolds, F. Culliton, 0.. Plant
ROW 2: T. Frisbie, J. Converse, G. LaValley, M, Hawkins, Ji Smith, N. Nelson, G. Wlskerchen, T. Par-
ROW 3: J. DeMars. L. Fonger, L. Peterson, J. Pettingill, R. Benson, C. Kessler, W. Trianoski, P. Rozow-
ski, P. Eaton. '
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East Highs most active dramatic enthusiasts are this year,-'getting a special geW
iward for their many after-school hours of work 0;: thersch'ool play produvctiens.
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Theyfjtafgibging; initiated.immmiwationallTQespian Society? vi
Nationally, the hespian Society is organized to establish and advance standards,"
of excellemie in dr Iriatic artsand to create an active and intelligegt interest in
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membership aire'senfwf'ro he na anal EEad arters in Cinciniiati in oider to create a
uniform high standard for its "troupers" throug out the United States. .
Eachemea'hbemof Thesgfians shEEid take 3 eep prjde in his belonging, becausehe
haswmgdhis wayrintoxthetsocie 43y hi? 11 work ih acting agd his w'ork on the
production crews. Any Speech C ub member may eventually become a Thespian by
remaining an active member. In this way he can accumulate enough points to bed
come' eligible for the next Thespian initiation.
'Dramatics at East has entered into the national scene With this new group. By
continued enthusiasm and work on the part of the troupers and their sponsor, drama
participation and enjoyment will eventually take a much larger part of the free time
activities of Superiorites. The high school Thespian of today will be the Communi-
ty Player of tomorrow.
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ROW 1: M. Sorenson, T. Correll, A. Quam, D. Palm, M. Hawkins.
ROW 2: C. Flemming. P. Gustafson, C. Jacobs, A. Cox, N. Salmi, J. Converse.
ROW 3: N. Maas, Y. Engebretson, M. Erickson, J. Geske, J. Smith, B. Erickson.
The Visual Aid Club is the largest service organization at East this year with a
membership of thirty-nine students. Under the instruction of Mr. Bradshaw, the
club adviser, they have all mastered the operating and care of the two Bell-Howell
A total of about 385 films have been shown during the school year to students
in all classes. As the average film costs from $1.75 to $225 per week for rental, in-
surance, and transportation, these pictures are obviously a great expense. The Board
of Education allows $1,400 of its annual budget for high school films alone.
Films are shown in the following subject fields: physics, chemistry, biology, gen;
eral science, social science, physical education, art, music, English, mathematics, in-
dustrial arts, and commercial work.
Although it is not a social club. the V. A, Club has one social gathering each
year. They also put on one rousing pep assembly annually. -
ROW 1: M. Lenroot, R. Porter, W. Johnson. D. Topel, D. Dobberman.
ROW2: K. Brandt. A. Abrahamson, R. Chapman, M. Liebert, E. Retzer, E. Thoreson, R. Olson.
ROW 3: L Peterson, W. Gallagher, J. Nelson. W. Ekholm, G. Anderson, W. Hard, G. Gustafson.
ROW 1: R. Brandt, P. Jappe, L. Larson, D. Jostad, K. Hoffman, R. Thiele, R. Maves.
ROW 2: M. Griffin, P. Rozowski, J. Conners, L
ROW 3: J. Baker, L. Johnson, W. Ekholm, W. Trianoski, L. Fonger, R. Foltz.
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J'. Soderlund, J. Bjorkman,
: C. Jacobs. M. Riedasch, M. Waldum, D. Ronchak.
Molitor, D. Peterson. W. Rutherford, J. DeMars.
ROW 1: M. David, L. Cloutier, J. Converse, M. Ames, L. LaValley, J. DeMars, G. LaValley, P. Jappe.
ROW 2: M. Pierce, J. Beetcher, J. Repenski, N. Nelson, D. Preston, S. Wohlwend, L. Godfrey, J. Bran-
zell, D. Lowney.
ROW 3: K. Rutherford, R. Mackie, M. Miller, J. Bjorkman, L. Leland, N. Salmi, G. Soderlund, M. Pas-
ternak, M. Gonia.
ROW 4: J. Soderlund. Y. Cloutier, C. Bergman, J. Smith, Mi Waldum. D. Munnings, M. Riedasch, S.
Potter, M. LaVoy.
ROW 5: W. Rutherford, L. Larson, L. Johnson, M. Liebert, D. Peterson, J. Buytaert, R. Foltz, J. Baker,
The East High A Capella Choir of 1950 has shown very evident growth in mem-
bership since 1938, when it was first organized under the direction of Miss Edna Fox.
The enrollment at that time was only twenty-five but it has steadily increased to the
present total of ninetyrsix members. Of this number fourteen are seniors. These
graduating students who have maintained a MB" average for two years and an HA"
average in their senior year receive a gold choir pin as a reward.
This year the Choir added three fine concerts to its previous record of successful
performances. On December 11, the Choir presented its annual Christmas Concert
to the public, centering around the theme HIesu, Joy of Man's Desiring." In Febru-
ary the Vocal department combined its talents with that of the Band and Orchestra,
and presented a very successful Mid-Winter Concert. The year was Climaxed by
another delightful Spring Concert in which the Choir skilfully displayed its talents
through a varied program of music. The Keys, which is only one group this year,
the Troubadours, and several excellent soloists participated at all concerts.
A11 social activities of the year Were organized by the Polyphonic Club. The
officers of the club, elected by the students, Were:
President ....................... Lynn Larson
Vice President ...... ........ Lee Fonger
Secretary ........................................................................ Mary Riedasch
Treasurers .................................... Laurence LaValley and Jim Hienen
The aims and standards of the Choir this year, as in previous years, have been
to promote better citizenship and co-operation through individual effort. and to en-
large the students musical interests, both as listeners and performers, To the Choir
good citizenship still ranks ahead of actual performance.
Due to the excellent training and artistic conducting of Miss Edna Fox, the Choir
of 1950 can most assuredly be classed as one of East High's finest choral groups.
ROW 1: D.kJostad, J. Heinen, F. Conner, R. Brandt, R Maves, F. Culliton, C. Plant, D. Harrison, J.
ROW 2: D. Klindt, M. Hapy, J. Wiskerchen, A. LaPage, J. Reynolds, A. Quam, M. Johnson, A. Larson,
ROW 3: D. Ronchak, L. Bergman, N. Kornstad, Y. Engebretson, M. Heinen, N. Hagen, B. Bolos, N. Nel-
son, N. Kessler.
ROW 4: D Potter, S. Monack, M. Hill, C. DeBruyne, C. Jacobs, I. Ritsche, J. Geske, E. Greely, J. John-
ROW 5: D. Molitor, L. Molitor, J. Arco, W Trianoski, L. Fonger, P. Rozowski, G Conners, R. Thiele,
J . Bjorkman
J . Summers
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J . MacKenzie
Mr. M. Thompson
Under the able direction of Mr. Merrill Thompson, the orchestra of 1949-1950
has again proved a worthwhile and capable organization.
Although there is no assigned period for orchestra, it meets once a week at 8:30
a. m. This group is composed of the violins, cellos, and bass Viols. However, on
performances the brass, woodwinds and percussion sections are added. The string
orchestra appeared on the Mid-Winter Concert along with the band and choir. They
were also present at the Spring Concert.
The full orchestra gave its first performance at the Annual Christmas Concert.
Their part of the program consisted of a tricky number called 'iSIeigh Ride," played
by the complete orchestra. Overture in D Minor by the string group, and of course,
the old Christmas favorites played by the full orchestra, It rounded off the year of
activities at Commencement which would never be complete without that traditional
piece by Edward Elger, uPomp and Circumstance."
We are sorry to see that so many of the orchestra members are graduating this
year, but to take their places are other young people who will carry on the job as
well as in the years before. They will make the orchestra an organization of which
East High can be proud.
Good music has become traditional at East High school, and one of the fore-
most reasons for this high rating is the contribution of the Senior Band under the
capable direction of Mr. Gerald Haack. Although the band presented a fine concert
this year, its activities are not solely confined to the concert stage, but also to march-
ing in parades, performing at pep rallies and games, and participating in various
musical contests. Competing in last year's district music contest, the band carried
home a first division rating in both its concert and marching work. Although these
ratings show hard work and individual achievement, it is not entirely true that the
band's only objective is musical improvement, for the band also teaches its members
health, coordination, Character, and teamwork.
Although the band is not a club, it has been necessary to elect officers each year
to aid in the various social functions which the band carries on. This year's officers
are as follows:
President .................................................. Bill Gallagher
Vice President .......................................................... .Ioan Bjorkman
Secretary ................................................................... L...Pat Fitzgerald
Treasurer .......................................................... . . . Janet Reynolds
Ez ALTO SAXAPHONES
Bb TENOR SAXAPHONE
Eb BARITONE SAXAPHONE
J . Reynolds
Mr. Gerald Haack
J. Reynolds L. Fonger. C Jacobs, R Fitzgerald
ROW 1: R. Bjorkman, J. Johnson, G. Lindstrom. C. Johnson, EA Drinkwine, M Ames, W Tuttle, G.
Kornstad, C. Callaway.
ROW 2: S. Holmstrom, G. LaVine, G Johnson, C. Letty, W. Hard, J. Custard, R. Williams, N. Nelson.
T. Beggs, W. Bennett, J. Clarke, J. Bailey.
ROW 3: R. Nordeen, J. Johnson, Mr. Jack Allen. W. Asbury, L. Pettingill.
Jim Mather ' - ' '. . V ' . . , Cal Kessler
SigPetemn . ' ' V . . ' . BillGallagher
Roger Swanstrom Jack Benson Ken Hoffman , Jim Stromko
Harold Koenen Lee Molitor
Bill Mizinski L ' ' ' L Ted Borg
Louie Gerzic Jim Baker Jack DeMars
Bob Olson Joe Arco Roger Lowney Lloyd Hemingway
Jim Hienen Allen Donley
Under the expert guidance of head Coach Bill Finn and his able assistant, Frank
Cirilli, the Orientals built up another winning record on the gridiron this fall.
Despite injuries and hard luck, the Old Towners outscored four of their seven
opponents. From the opening game. the Orientals were jinxed by injuries. Iim
Mather. first string tackle, and Lee Molitor, regular end, were lost early to the team
for the remainder of the season.
The students of East High wish to congratulate the team for their excellent work
, and good sportsmanship throughout the season.
Football Score, 1949
East ............................................................ 21- 0 .......................................................... Proctor
East ............................................................ 6-27 ...................................................... Park Falls
East ............................................................ 27- 6 ........................................................ Cloquet
Ray Lier East ...................... 7- 0 ...................................................... Cathedral Jerry Elmgren
East. V 0-33 .. Central
East. ..................... 0-20.. ...... Ashland
East ............................................................ 28- 0 ...........................
Jim Carlson Rudy Wahto Gene Starkey Johnny Gylland
R.Zie1inski R Mackie.
N. Salmi J. Kubalak B Fitzgerald.
Once again the school year brin s to an end another sticcessful season for the 3 W Tria oski L Fonger K Hoffman,
East High Cheerleading Squad Hi lighting the pep assemblies and leading in the 1
,support of the basketball and foo all teams they made a striking appearance in
heir new uniforms. These Were purchased on the Cheerleaders own initiative.
4 Betty Lent captain of the 4950 squad, Ruth Mackie and Lee Fonger are the
senior members who will leave this year
The group sponsored a dance. the annual Stocking Stomp Their pep! aindy
zeal kept the school spirit at a high pitch until the Close of the seaaqn miarkid vbry
N. Salmi, J qualak, W Trianoski.
R. Mackie. I; :
elin'sk1 K ifoffman u
itzgerald, B. Lent L. Fongei'.
anager R. Rohrer,
The middle of the 20th century marked another suc-
cessful season for coach Bill Finn and his basketeers as
they wound up 1950 with a neat 10 wine6 loss record.
Leading Oriental scorer this year was Louis Shears as
he dropped in 101 field goals and 52 free throws for a
tremendous total of 254 points and an average of 16 points
per game. Shears will lon be remembered at East for his
great shooting and reboun ing.
Filling in the guard spots this year were the diminutive
"two Iims" bein Iim Rotsaert and 11111 Stromko. The Iims
showed mighty ine shooting and ballhandling this year, and
will be missed deeply.
Last but not least, we come to Cal Kessler and Lee
Molitor, two stellar forwards who, despite a definite height
disadvantage were always in there fighting. Without these
two boys a successful season would have been much in
We of East sincerely thank coach Finn and the team
for an excellent display of teamwork and ability. Without
the thrills provided for us on the basketball court it would
have been a very dull year.
Manager Louie Gerzi:
J im Stromko
34 Metga 6!
East. .51-23 Bessemer
East. 35-46 Ashland
East .................. , ....................... 44-45 .................................. Park Falls
East .......................................... 41-37 ...................................... Denfeld
East. Sup. Cathedral
East. Sup. Central
East. ....... Cloquet
East .......................................... 53-38 ...................................... Proctor
East .......................................... 50-45 .................................. Park Falls
East. .24-42 ....... Ashland
East. .26-28 Sup. Central
End ....... 41-42 Denfeld
East .......................................... 33-31 .......................... Sup. Cathedral
East. Duluth Central
East. ............. Hurley
East. ...665 pts.-42 pt. average
Opponents.. ..621 pts.339 pt. average
Ted J ohnson
J ack Benson
J ack Pettingill
W. Bennett. L. Hemingway, J. DeMars, R. Jones, D. Hodsdon, L. LaValley.
J. Holt, J. Stromko, L. Gerzic, JA Mather, J. Rotsaert, W. Gallagher,
P. Rozowski, J. Baker, J. Carlson, Jt Arco, Lt Molitor, J. LaVaIley.
T. Anderson, W. Ekholm, D. Dodge, L. Shears, Rt Foote, C. Kessler, G. Starkey.
, 5-! 6!th
The HS" Club is composed of boys Who have earned football or basketball let-
ters between the ninth and twelfth grades. The lettermen, under the supervision of
Mr. Finn, elected Iack DeMars and Calvin Kessles co-Captains for the 1950 season.
The two boys Will take over the duties of quarterback Iim Rotsaert and tackle Don
Flaten, co-captains during the 1949 season.
Members graduating this year along with Rotsaert and Flaten are: Don Dodge,
end; Bernie Lepage, end; Iack Holt, quarterback; Iim Stromko, halfback; Pete RO'
zowski,kguard; Lloyd Hemingway, halfback; Lee Molitor, end; and Bill Gallagher,
Eastts basketball squad will decidedly feel the graduation this year; four of the
Varsity five are seniors. The cagers are: Louis Shears, center; Jim Stromko, guard;
Lee Molitor, forward; and Jim Rotsaert, guard.
The lettermen were honored at a football banquet sponsored by the Superior
Junior Chamber of Commerce and at the annual East High Booster banquet.
ROW 1: J. Kubalak, D. Harrison, B. Fitzgerald, B. Lyons, B. Hess, A. Armitage. M. Pierce, G. Wisker-
Chen, M. Anderson, M. Pasternak
ROW 2: B. Enckson, D. Ronchak, F. Ledin, N. Maas. F. Winek, M. Gonia, L Moore, Y. Cloutier, Y. Burg-
ROW 3: L LeJand, J. Anderson, J. Nelson, D. Doege, A. Cox, D Gustafson, H. Dodge, C. DeBruyne, B.
Lent, J. Bjorkman, P. Fitzgerald,
D. Chapman, P. Fitzgerald, 0 Plant, B. Pasternak, L. Jacobson, W. Byholm, H. Leply, J. La-
Valley, B Griffin, C. Johnson, K. Armitage.
ROW 2: J. Branzell, T. Correll, N. Hagen, M Heinen, J. Wiskerchen, N. Holmes, H. Fair, D. Sutherland,
M McKone. C. Bailey, L. Wallgren, A. PaPage.
ROW-3: M. Polaski, M. Hawkins, D. Newberg, J. Repenski, D. Munnings, B. Klindt, E. Flaten, M. Hill.
M. Ames Y. Engebretson, J. Kunert, M. Carlsgaard, J, Rackliif.
ROW 4: J Kolsfad, E. Wakkala, M. Foote. P. Gustafson, P, Holmstrom, R. Zielinski, F Culliton. E.
Amys, N. Nelson, M. Nelson. A Quam, G, LaVaIley
Dry Bones Pantomime-Kneeling: Lillian Leland, Marilyn Gonia.
Standing: Joan Bjorkman, Janet Reynolds.
The aims of the Girls Athletic Association is to promote interest in the girls'
physical education, games, health, and good sportsmanship. With this in mind, the
club has been very active in helping its members to enjoy this year just a little more.
The Board is the backbone of the club and plans the projects for the members.
The Board consists of Joan Bjorkman and lean Nelson, representing the senior;s
Janet Reynolds and Helen Dodge, juniors; Alice LePage and udy Rackliff, sopho-
mores; Mary Foote and Peggy Fitzgerald, freshmen. Miss oris Brunner is the
W adviser of the cILb.
Among the activities enjoyed this year were: swimming party, Christmas party,
basketball games, and a modern dance program.
The Modern Dance Program was made up of original movements interpreted
from different types of music. Music varied from the gay HTea for Two" to the
inspirational i'Ave Maria."
King Robert Ostazeski Queen Barbara Fitzgerald
Zoqaltg 6; 750
Joan BIO zimmu
D. Hodsdon, D. Dobberman. F. Peterson, P. Eaton. D. Jostad.
W. Gallagher, M. Hodgis, G. Gustafson, D. Topel, L. Peterson.
R. Olson, J. Petiingill, L. Fonger.
Take a lot of hard work, add a dash of
batons, a touch of bright colored uniforms
and a group of about twenty girls and you
have the essentials that make up the Twirl-
The history of the squad dates back to
1940 when Mr. Haack formed the first
group of its kind in Superior.
The Twirling Club is open to member-
ship by tryout on a competitive basis.
Girls who participate in this activity not
only have the satisfaction of contributing
entertainment for many occasions, but they
also gain individually by developing poise,
body coordination, and a sense of rhythm.
The squad this year, as in the past, has
contributed a great deal to the school ac-
President .............. ....Ianet Reynolds
Vice President ....Mari1yn Gonia
Secretary ................ Delores Preston
Adviser .............. Mr. Gerald Haack
J. Reynolds, J. Bjorkman, J. Beetcher.
J. Johnson, D. Preston.
C. Plant, C. Johnson, A. Armitage.
L. Leland, N. Cloutier, NT Salmi, D. Chapman.
M. Gonia, Y. Cloutier, M. Cole, D. Klug, Y. Engelbretson.
N. Cloutier. J. Reynolds. J. Bjorkman, J. Beetcher. D. Chapman.
C. Plant, N. Salmi. J. Johnson, A. Amitage, D. Klug, C. Johnson.
M. Gonia, L. Leland, M. Cole, Y. Cloutier, Y. Engebretson, D. Preston.
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