Eau Claire High School - Beaver Tales Yearbook (Eau Claire, MI)
- Class of 1962
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EAU CLAIRE HIGH SCHOOL
Eau Claire, Michigan
Heidi Reipert, EditorAnnual Staff
SEATED: Kathy Ickes. Advertising Manager; Shirley Kendall,
Business Manager; Heidi Reipert, Editor; Marilyn Holle, Layout
Editor: Connie Wanbaugh, Assistant Editor. STANDING: Margaret
Lehman, Assistant Advertising Manager; Linda Cook, Sharon
Ertman, Staff Typists; Margaret Freehling, Judy Sells, Sales
Staff: Karen Garlanger, Assistant Advertising Manager; Mike
Vladic, Sports Editor; Lewis Rosenbaum, Dennis Radke,
Assistant Sports Editors. NOT SHOWN: JeanCasey. Staff Typist;
Vicki Starner, Assistant Advertising Manager.
We, the Annual Staff, are proud to present to you our 1962 BEAVER TALES. This book has caught
glimpses here and there, so that in years to come the activities of this school year at Eau Claire High
will not be dimmed and will not fade from memory.
In later years, while turning these pages, if you should recall the many smiles, sorrows, and dreams
of '62, we shall be content, knowing that we have done the thing we were called upon to do.
BEAVER TALES STAFF
... "who could be wise, amazed, joyous and sad, loyal and neutral, in a moment. "
To those who knew her this statement best describes Carole. Carole was a natural
leader. She had ambition and drive, which are lacking in many of our youth today. She
enjoyed living and her zest for life served as an inspiration for all who chanced to meet
her, so to live their lives.
We shall miss her pleasant disposition and cheery smile, but we must remember that
her departure was the will of God.
They who go
Feel not the pain of parting; it is they
Who stay behind that suffer.
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellowo
TO OUR PARENTS ...
We dedicate our yearbook. To you, our parents, we offer this record of our hopes,
dreams, and accomplishments.
We hope you will keep this record on the marquee of your minds, for all of it, each
tiny part, each perfect whole, is yours. You, our directors and producers, deserve top
billings ..... When we didn't quite know our lines, or were missing some of our props,
you provided them. You wrote the script, we merely acted our parts and we hope it pleases
You kept us from covering our tiny imperfections with an excess of grease paint. You
showed us how to revise the scene, to make it fit for production.
We were in the center of the stage, then as now, and you were in the wings cheering
us on, making us stars, and for this moment we want you to take the spotlight and accept
our undying thanks and gratitude.Our High School
Board oj Education
SEATED: Phillip Rakauski, Trustee: Clare Ferguson, Trustee: John Burbach, President:
John Schadt, Secretary. STANDING: John Vermilya, Superintendent of Schools; Robert Koenig,
Trustee; Lawrence Kesterke, Trustee; Max Stover. Trustee.Superintendent’s Message
If I may borrow from Cicero, "What one has, one ought to use: and
whatever he does he should do with all his might." —Today, more than at
any other time in history, each of us must surely use our abilities, energies,
and our common sense if we are to survive the complexities of our modern
society. The greatest responsibility and hope, of course, rests with you who
are now graduating from high school; who are preparing to enter a vocation-to
further your education - to marry. Do whatever you do — with all your might!
The last two years have seen many changes in Eau Claire High School.
Three new districts have been annexed, and a new elementary building has
been completed. Extensive changes have also been made in the curriculum-
increase in the number of credits needed for graduation; new courses added;
and the daily work load per student increased from four to six class periods.
Study time is now supervised in the individual classrooms.
All of these changes and many more not mentioned have been made to
expand the educational possibilities for each student who leaves Eau Claire
High School. The student is our most important product.
Clyde Col man, Lee Howey, William Bartels C. Preston, G. Churchill, W. Bartels, H. Hanson, L. Howey, D.
O'Dell, K. Skinner, M. Churchill, W. Mueller, K. Hughes, C.
Mrs. Tlllie Bartels, Mrs. Hazel Frank, Mrs. Ruth Billings
Custodians Bus D rivers
Mrs. Marian Wheeler
Mrs. Elmira YoungFACULTYMRS. ROBERTS
"O.K., Let's hit it from the top.'
Freshman Class Sponsor
"When you relax your lower jaw, you,
Sophomore Class Sponsor
"Kiddies, keep your peepers on your own paper."
Sophomore Class Sponsor
"Notice the initials carved in this tree."
Junior Class SponsorMH. BRAME
"The answer Is yes."
Junior High Basketball Coach
Assistant Football Coach
Senior Class Sponsor
"Our author tell us..
Freshman Class Sponsor
"I can also wiggle my left ear."
Junior Varsity Basketball
Junior Class Sponsor
"Five hours, four minutes, and eighteen
seconds...then I go home."
Junior Class Sponsor
'This is a modern can opener.
Senior Class Sponsor
"They say I look like Vincent Price."
Freshman Class Sponsor
"Please leave those monsters alone!"
Varsity Basketball Coach
Senior Class Sponsor
"We shall have no more ’Ah—ooV in here!
Sophomore Class Sponsor
'Through this you can see a fine specimen
Junior Class SponsorACTIVITIESStudent Council
SEATED: C. Weir. K. Mattner. M. Holle. Reporter: C. Williams,
S. Ertman, Treasurer: L. Cook. Secretary: D. Kimball. STANDING:
R. Staley, J. Utrup. T. Jones, J. Allen. D. Radke, President;
J. Hass, Parliamentarian; L. Rosenbaum, B. Mitchell, Vice-
President: J. Vladlc, J. Deaner. NOT SHOWN: Mr. Lambert,
SEATED: S. Bailey. D. Mitchell. L. Schadt, M. Vladic, C. Tollas,
Vice President; L. Savich, D. Catchell. STANDING: J. Deaner,
D. Saetre, J. Flore, J. Rakauski, D. Marquis, V. Grav. J. Adams.
J. Prillwltz, K.Grove. BACK ROW : D. Radke, L. Rosenbaum,
Secretary and Treasurer: J. Kasa. P. Dejanovich, President;
G. Wright, Student Council; V. Bradford. J. Dejanovich. J. Coon.
1 4Future Homemakers
SEATED: K. Mattner, Student Council Representative; M. Hewitt. Hartlerode, S. Hosbein, P. Martlnic. Miss Moser, Sponsor: c.
Treasurer: N. Sells, Secretary: L. Cook, President: J. Brlney, Polashak, Historian: J. Strong, D. Coffinger.
Vice-President: E. Bujack, Parliamentarian. STANDING: C.
FIRST ROW: A. Malter, J. Meyers, L. Braathen, R. Bishop,
G. Deaner, J. Prillwitz, J. Deaner, Student Council Representative;
R. King. SECOND ROW: Mr. Vucich, Advisor; F. Wilson, J.
Holtz. M. Stansbury. B. Karchunas, J. King, N. Wolf. THIRD ROW :
P. Paul, J. Edwards. T. Stevens, D. Gatchell, M. Vladic, Sentinel:.
C. Knapp, C. Williams, R. Keene: FOURTH ROW: F. Livingston,
B. Cantrell, C. Sells, D. Zimmerle, J. Coon, Treasurer: L.
Rosenbaum, Secretary; D. Radke, President; B.Mitchell, Vice-
President. FIFTH ROW: J. Vosburg, D. Sells, R. Weir, D. Souers,
"HERE COMES CHARLIE” CAST
Written by ...................Jay Tobias Charlie Hopps ................ Kathy Ickes
Published by . . . T. S. Denison Company Larry Elliott ....................Dennis Radke
Mrs. Fanny Farnham ............. Marilyn Holle
Vivian Smythe-Kersey.........Karen Garlanger
Uncle Aleck Twiggs .............Bill Whisenant
Nora Malone ................. Sharon Ertman
Mrs. Caroline Smythe-Kersey . . Heidi Reipert
Mortimer Smythe-Kersey .... Lewis Rosenbaum
Ted Hartley .................... Bill Mitchell
Officer Tim McGrill ............Gene Wright,rWE WERE YOUNG THAT YEAR”
Written by .... Aurand Harris
Published by . . Samual French, Inc.
Senior Class Play
Andy . .
Betsy . .
Ernie . .
Joe . . .
Dunnie . .
Patsy . .
Elsie . . ,
Leona . .
. . HEIDI REIPERT
. . VICKI STARNER
. . . GENE WRIGHT
. . BEVERLY FLORY
. . . . JEAN DINGS
. . . BILL MITCHELL
. LEON INGLE RIGHT
. SHIRLEY KENDALL
. BEVERLY ALLEN
. JOYCE RUMBAUGH
Steve ................ DENNIS RADKE
Larry .................. JOHN COON
Carol ............... BEVERLY ALLEN
Hudson ................. JOHN COON
Woman Who Frowns . . . JOYCE RUMBAUGH
The Trio............. MARILYN HOLLE
Directed by..............MRS. GERALD SAMPSONChoir
Mary Lou Brookins
Connie O'DellATHLETICST rack
STANDING: J. Rakauski, E. Walker, D. Radke, G. Wright, M. Vladlc,
L. Savich, L. Souers, Mr. Reynolds. KNEELING: D. Radke, J. Flore,
J. Deaner, J. Prillwitz.FROM LEFT: Lynn Schadt. Leo Savich. Mr. Lambert. Coach: Jim Rakauski, Jim Flore.
The Eau Claire Golf Team had a fairly good year, considering it was their first year in this
The team had three wins and five defeats. They lost two to Edwardsburg. split with Bridgman,
lost two to Watervliet, and won two from Berrien Springs.
The team has some very good golfers and we look for a very good year, next year.
Last season the Beaver track team had many individual stars; however, they lacked the depth
to have a great season. The team consisted of twelve members, with only two seniors participating.
This should hold promise for an improved team next year.
The team won a total of two meets, placed second in two meets, and third in two meets. They
440 - Leo Savich - 52 seconds
placed third in the conference meet at
Niles, with Gene Wright setting a con-
ference record in the mile and Leo
Savich in the 440. In the regional meet
held at Portage, the team placed sixth
out of a field of 36 teams. School re-
cords set this year were:
Mile - Gene Wright - 4 minutes 51
and 8 10 seconds
880 - Dean Radke - 2 minutes 8 seconds
Mile relay - Gene Wright. Dean Radke,
Dennis Radke. Jim Flore, 1 minute 45
STANDING: Coach Kiel. Ron Wheeler. Mike Jones. Randy Case. Alan Brookins. Rich Bradford, Pete Dejanovich. John Coon. John
Tom Jones. Ralph Nimtz. Ken Grove. Chuck Tollas. Jerry Wedel, Dejanovich. Virgil Bradford. Dan Mitchell.
Dean Saetre. KNEELING: Lewie Rosenbaum. George Conkin.
TALES OF THE BASEBALL GAMES
The Beavers started the season by losing a tough game to Berrien Springs by a score 13-12.
The Beavers then went to Watervliet and came home with an 18-3 victory under their hats. A
league game with Lakeshore was then lost by the Beavers, but the next two games with Berrien
Springs and Bridgman were victories for the Beavers. These victories were then marred by three
defeats coming from Edwardsburg, Three Oaks and St. Johns. The Beavers then traveled to Galien
and New Buffalo where they picked up two victories in conference play. The Beaver's last two
games proved to be defeats for them at the hands of St. Johns and New Troy.
Sponsored by - KEN’S GRILLNight of
COURT AND ATTENDANTS
MRS. HARRIET HOGUE, in memory of whose
late husband the athletic field was dedicated—
DAVE REYNOLDS BACK ROW: B. Schilling, J. Coon. P. Dejanovich. S. Bailey. M. Vladic. J. Kasa. J. Dejanovich.
Coach D. Radke. V. Bradford. MIDDLE ROW: Coach Reynolds. J.Radauski.D. Gatchell. D. Soures.
C. Tollas. D. Mitchell. W. King, L. Feagles. E. Walker. Assistant Coach Brame. FRONT
ROW: H. Hirsch. J. Pobutsky, R. Staley. J. Flore, J. Prillwitz. N. Wolf. D. Marquis. L.
The Eau Claire Beavers started off the 1961 Conference Football
Season like a mighty twister. They defeated the Oakers and went on
to delight their Homecoming audience with a 47-0 victory over New
Troy. The next game ended in a thrilling tie with Edwardsburg. Their
next four games consisted of one win over Bridgman and three defeats
by New Buffalo, Galien. and Lakeshore.
Eau Claire Opponents
6 12 St. Johns
26 0 Three Oakes
47 0 New Troy
12 12 Edwardsburg
7 6 Bridgman
0 12 New Buffalo
0 20 Galien
6 53 Lakeshore
EndFROM LEFT: Heidi Reipert. Karen Garlanger. Vicki Starner,
Virginia Cantrell. Marilyn Holle. Kathv Ickes.
Sponsors Miss Gleason and Mrs. Sampson discuss new
routines.Varsity Basketball Squad
FROM LEFT: Mr. Kiel, Coach; E. Walker. V. Bradford,
D. Marquis, P. Dejanovich, L. Savlch, G. Wright. L.
Rosenbaum, D. Radke, C. Tollas. J. Coon, L. Schadt.
J. Edwards, Manager.GENE WRIGHT
30 Sponsored by - MESKIMEN'S GIFTSJ. V. Basketball
FROM 1-EFT: Wayne Rodell. Harold Hirsh. John Froelich, Walter Dejanovich. Tom Johns. Victor Savich, Jim Flore, Rick Staley,
Frank. Mike Jones. Andrew Stansbury. Mr. Wabeke. Coach: John Ron Wheeler.
J. V. Cheerleaders
FROM LEFT: Alice Bailey. Virginia Cantrell. Mary Lou Brookins. Mary Lull.
Sponsored by - GRIFFENDORF FLOWER GIFT SHOP 31Jr. High Basketball
KNEELING: Coach Richard Brame, Tommy Disterheft. Dale Hartlerode, Dan Hart. Paul Williams. Jerry Rudlaft, Roy Uebler.
Newman, Alan Klug. Ron Moore, Max Kendall, Denny Smith, Tom Ober. NOT SHOWN: Jesse Arwood, Harry Brown.
Louis Stansberry. STANDING: Paul Sharpe, Bob Pagels, Terry
Jr. High Cheerleaders
Peggy LaVanway, Judy Blaylock. Pat Layman, Lee Martinic, Penny Bordon,
32 Barbara Tillman.GRADUATESSenior Class History
"All aboard,” shouted the Captain as the liner "Freshman" whistled and groaned in preparation for its
long journey across the sea to the city of Success.
At the final warning seventy-nine members hastily bid farewell to their pleasures and vacation for
another year and climbed aboard the beautiful blue ship, which was decorated with white Spider-Mums
and gay ribbons. Thus they were initiated into their sea life in a royal manner. At last with the aid of
Mr. VanderVeen, their faithful captain, and his eight trustworthy mates; Pat Zielke, John Coon, Kathy
Ickes, Lewie Rosenbaum, Marilyn Holle, Karen Garlanger, Dennis Radke, and Vicki Starner, they were
off for the strange land to seek their fortune. What lay in store for them only time would tell.
The waters which seemed rough and troublesome at first soon appeared more peaceful. They were
able to sail along smoothly. After they had been on this ship for about a year they learned that they were
soon to be transferred to a larger ship, of which Mr. VanderVeen would again be the captain, and Beverly
Allen, Dennis Radke, Vicki Starner, John Coon, Karen Garlanger, Mick Vladic, and Sharon Ertman, the
helpers. What a beauty the ship was and how proud they all were as they entered the new ship, "The
Sophomore." Only sixty-nine of their members remained with them that year. They ventured farther
out to sea with the ship but found that they did not progress as they had the first year. New obstacles,
which were hidden during the first year, now made their appearance and sent the boat rocking on the
waves; but with the guidance of their ever watchful captain they were able to steer clear of these trying
At last they were half way through their journey. Once again with Mr. VanderVeen as their captain
and the mates: Dennis Radke, Kathy Ickes, Vicki Starner, Sharon Ertman, Judy Sells, Beverly Allen,
and Lewie Rosenbaum, they started on toward their destination. That year they gave a play as a money-
making project to land on the beautiful "Isle of Enchantment" where they gave their prom. What a grand
occasion that was!
During the last year of their sea adventures they had many happy times. They put on another very
successful play that year. They sold magazines and had Senior Suppers which enabled them to make a trip
to New York City in March. All of their many activities gave them a great feeling of accomplishment.
One morning, when they were all seated on the deck, with their new captain, Mr. Brame, they were
informed that they were soon to reach their journey's end. Some of them were happy to think of their trip
being so near over but others were not so happy. They were thinking of the good times they had spent
together during these last four years. Never in their lives would they all be together again.
An annual was published which described their journey and the activities of the years. This was to
serve as a happy reminder of their good times together.
Before the crew parted they all assembled with their captain, Mr. Brame, at a little town called
Eau Claire, Michigan, and there they were all presented with a diploma for their work and success in
By their united efforts they had conquered together the sea of "High School Life" and earned their
"Knowledge Is A
Practice Is The
Key To It."
Heidi Reipert, the daughter of Mrs. Ruth Guenther, was born in
Dresden, Germany, on November 10, 1944.
She has attended the Eau Claire Elementary and High Schools.
Heidi has followed a college preparatory course with majors in
mathematics, science, social studies, English, and commercial subjects.
Her extracurricular activities include being Editor and Asst. Editor
of the yearbook, Cheerleader for football and basketball as a senior,
Jr. and Sr. Play Casts, two years of band. Commercial, Archery,
Spanish, Future Teachers, Dramatics, and Pep Clubs, holding offices
Heidi plans to attend Benton Harbor Community College and take
a Literature, Arts, and Sciences curriculum.
Dennis Radke. the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Radke, was born in
St. Joseph, Michigan, on July 2, 1944.
He has attended the Fair Plain School in Benton Harbor, through the
third grade, then the First School in Pipestone Twp., through the seventh
grade, and on to Eau Claire High School.
He has majored in English, mathematics, social studies, agriculture
and industrial arts. He minored in science.
His extracurricular activities include four years of basketball,
track and football, Varsity Club, Jr. and Sr. play casts. Vice President
of his Junior Class, Representative on the Student Council as a freshman
and sophomore, served as Student Council as a junior, and Student
Council President and Asst. Sports Editor of the yearbook, as a senior.
Dennis plans to attend Michigan State University and study Engineer-
Sharon Ertman, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Ertman, was born
in Benton Harbor, Michigan, on February 9, 1944.
She has attended River District School, through the seventh grade,
and then on to Eau Claire High School.
She has majors in English, social studies, mathematics, science,
and commercial subjects.
Her extracurricular activities include Class Treasurer as a
sophomore. Library Club, Pep Club, two years of Band, Jr. and Sr.
Play Casts, President of Jr. and Sr. Class, Typist for the yearbook,
and Treasurer of the Student Council in her Jr. and Sr. year.
Sharon plans to attend Michigan State University as a Political
"Missouri ain’t got no mountains,
them thar's hills."
F.H.A. lj Library Club 1,2;
F.T.A. 2; Class Reporter 2; Choir
2; Dramatics Club 2,3; Class
Secretary 3; Student Council 4;
Play Cast 4.
"His slowness of speech does not indicate
a slowness of action."
Pep Club 3; Prom Committee 3.
"You can never tell what I’ll do
F.H.A. 1,2,3; Band 1,2,3,4; Pep
Club 3; Prom Committee 3;
Library Club 3,4; Choir 4.
"Doesn't talk much, but she's
"Generally speaking, she's generally
F.H.A. 1; Band 1,2; Library Club 1,2;
Dramatics Club 1,2; Choir 2; PepClub3.JOHN COON
"He looks wise: Pray correct
Class Vice-President 1; Football
1,2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4;
Baseball 1,2,3,4; Varsity Club
1,2,3,4; F.F.A. 1,2,3,4; Student
Council 2; Class President 2;
Choir 2; F.T.A. 2,3; Prom Com-
mittee 3; Play Cast 4.
"All great men are dying. I feel ill."
’’Give me time and I'll grow up."
F.H.A. 1; Choir 1,2; Cheerleading
1.2,3: Library Club 1,2,3: Student
Council 2; Dramatics Club 2;
Pep Club 3; Prom Committee 3:
Band 3: Play Cast 4.
"She Is quiet and sweet with an
eagerness to help that has made
her dear to all."
Choir 1; F.H.A. 1,2,3,4; Library
Club 2; Prom Committee 3;
Annual Staff 4; Student Council
"I’m little, I’m wise. I’m a terror for my
Track 1,3,4; F.F.A. 1,3,4; Varsity Club
3,4; Student Council 4.
' "A friendly girl and a charming
lass, a worthy addition to our
Band 1,2; Class Treasurer 2;
Library Club 2; Pep Club 3;
Prom Dec. Committee 3: Play
Cast 3,4; Student Council
Treasurer 3,4; Class President
3,4; Annual Staff 4.KEN GROVE
"Ken is the quiet type, but beware, he’s
F.F.A. 1,2,3: Choir 1,2,3; Archery Club
2: Pep Club 3: Dramatics Club 3; Prom
Committee 3: Football 3,4: Baseball 3,4;
"Work fascinates her; she can
look at it for hours."
F.H.A. 2: F.T.A. 2: Choir 2,3:
Dramatics Club 3.
MARGARET FREEH LING
"One shows his character in
nothing more clearly than by
what they think laughable."
Choir 1; F.H.A. 1: Library Club
1; F.T.A. 2.3; F.N.A. 3; Pep
Club 3; Prom Committee 3;
Annual Staff 4.
"An all-round girl who radiates Joy;
her only weakness is a blackheaded
Choir 1; Homecoming Attendant 1;
Library Club 1,2; Cheerleading 1,2,3,4;
Class Secretary 1,2.4; Spanish Club 2:
F.T.A. 2; Student Council Secretary 2,3;
Dramatics Club 3: Pep Club 3; Prom
Dec. Committee 3; Play Cast 3,4; Queen's
Court 4: Annual Staff 4.
"She Is always happy and always
bright, because she believes in
Student Council 1; Band 1;
Library Club 1.2: Cheerleading
1,2,3,4; Choir 2; Prom Dec.
Chairman 3: Pep Club 3;
Dramatics Club 3: Play Cast 3,4;
Annual Staff 4; Queen's Court 4:
Student Council Reporter 4.
"You do not have to hang from a
tree to be a nut."
Class Treasurer 1; F.H.A. 1:
Library Club 1,2; Dramatics Club
1.2: Student Council 1,2,3:
Spanish Club 2; F.T.A. 2: Home-
coming Attendant 2; Pep Club 3;
Prom Committee 3; Play Cast
3,4: Annual Staff 4: Cheerleader
4: Queen's Court 4.
"After 12 years of working and slaving.
I'm finally up for my unemployment
Archery Club 2; Prom Committee 3:
Play Cast 4.
'This little girl is short and light, but
her virtues far exceed her height."
Band 1; F.H.A. 1.2: Library Club 1,2;
Archery Club 2; Pep Club 3: Prom
Committee 3: Annual Staff 4: Play Cast
"She sighs at many but loves only
F.H.A. 3; Library Club 3; Prom
Committee 3; Senior Play Asst.
"Life is what you choose to make it."
Library Club 1; F.H.A. 1,2,3; F.T.A.
"She works, she plays, does this,
does that, but most of all she
likes to chat."
Band 1,2; Library Club 1,2;
F.H.A. 1,2,3; Pep Club 3; Play
Prompter 3; Play Cast 4; Annual
"A little friend to all the world."
Choir 1,2: Library Club 2.3; F.H.A. 2,3:
Prom Committee 3.
"I agree with no man's opinions,
I have some of my own."
Spanish Club 2; F.F.A. 3,4; Play
Cast 3,4; Student Council Vice-
President 4; Senior Class Vice-
President 4: Track 4.
"A blush is nice, but sometimes
Choir 1,2,3; Library Club 3;
Prom Committee 3.DONNA MOORE
"Her voice is ever soft, gentle,
Library Club 1,2; F.H.A. 1,2,3;
Prom Committee 3.
"A combination hard to beat, scholar,
friend and athlete."
Student Council 1,2,3,4; Track 1,2,3,4;
Football 1.2,3,4; Basketball 1.2,3,4;
Varsity Club 1,2,3,4; F.F.A. 1,2,3,4;
Student Council Vice President 3; Play
Cast 3,4; Student Council President 4.
"Man is the hunter, woman is the
Class President 1; Student
Council 1,2,3,4; F.F.A. 1,2,3,4;
Football 1,2,3,4; Basketball
1,2,3,4; Baseball 1,2,3,4; Track
2; Varsity Club 2,3,4; Play Cast
3; Annual Staff 4.
'To Pete we extend our hand;
as a friend, we think he's grand."
Archery Club 2; Prom Committee
3; F.F.A. 4.
"Oh, you guys!"
Band 1,2; Commercial Club 2: Spanish
Club 2; Archery Club 2; F.T.A. 2,3;
Dramatics Club 2,3: Pep Club 3; Prom
Committee 3; Play Cast 3,4; Annual
Staff 3,4; Cheerleader 4.
"If you can't laugh at the Joke of
the age. then laugh at the age of
Class Secretary 1; F.H.A. 1,2:
Library Club 1.2,3; Choir 1,2,3;
F.N.A. 2; Letter Carrier 2,3:
Pep Club 3.NANCY SEDON
"Her heart is I ike a trolley—always room
for one more.”
Class Reporter 1; Choir 1; Library
Club 1,2; F.T.A. 2; Student Council 2;
Spanish Club 2; Dramatics Club 3; Prom
Co-Chairman 3: Student Council
Reporter 3; Homecoming: Representative
3; Class Treasurer 3,4; Cheerleader
3,4; Annual Staff 4: Student Radio Com-
mentator 4; Play Cast 4; Homecoming
"What he wants to get most out
of school is himself."
Archery Club 2; Prom Committee
"Just a minute, I'll be with you."
Library Club 1,2; F.H.A. 1,2,3;
Archery Club 2; Choir 2;
Dramatics Club 2; Cheerleader
2,3; Asst. Majorette 3; Prom
"Some would say that she is quiet, but
those who know her would deny it."
Library Club 1,2: F.H.A. 1,2,3; letter
Carrier 2; Pep Club 2; Prom Committee
3; Class Reporter 3; Annual Staff 4.MICHAEL VLADIC
’Dangerous after midnight."
F.H.A. 1.2.3,4; Track 1,2,3,4;
Class Vice-President 2; Basket-
ball 2; Prom Committee 3; Play
M.C. 3; Football 3,4; Annual
"He is allergic to 9:00 p.m.
"I'm not lazy, I'm just saving my energy."
IDA MAE WILSON
"None but herself can lie herself."
First Semester Graduates - TED
’’Careful with his studies that is true,
careful not to overdo."
Play Cast 3.
"Chuse me girls - I’m full of fun."
Spanish Club 2; Track 2,3,4;
Play Cast 3,4; Basketball 3.4:
Varsity Club 3.4.
HERMAN, WILLIE ANN SHAWCLASS CLOWNS
Ken GroveBEST ALL AROUND
MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED
Bob StreetV. Starner
JOHN HASSRUTHANN HIRSCH
JANET SCHAUBBOB SCHILLING
EDDIE WALKERJuniorsK. Grove
"All right, you guys
"Our Future Leaders"
"It tastes good"
Aw, yer kiddin
Where's my comb?"
"That Ipana smile!"
"Cute, ain't I T
"Picture of innocence"
1 . Jones
"Hey there. Babe !'
President Vice President
JIM UTRUP JIM FLORE
DON GATCHELLSANDY GILES
WAYNE RODELLJANIS RUFF
CARL STARNER DIANNE WANBAUGH
FRED BAKERDIANNE BAILEY
RICHARD MARKSARVADA MERRILL
JO ANN ROMEO
ROGER SWISHERMIKE WESNER
VIRGINIA TAYLORCHOW UNEJunior High
MRS. LAVINIA KAMRADT
MR. JOHN MENDEL
Boy s' Health
MR. DUANE DUTCHER
STANDING: Mrs. Beulah Lybrook, Mrs. Gladys Lang, Mrs. Ida Axelson. Mrs. Ruth Sharpe.
Mrs. Mary Handy, Mrs. Sylvia Coy, Mrs. Patricia Swonk; SEATED: Mr. Wilmer Fricke,
Mr. Claude Story, Mr. Ernest Tarswell: Second Semester teachers not pictured: Mrs. Helen
Lo, Mrs. Louise Holle.The Grand March
64ADVERTISINGTHE EMPLOYEES OF THE
TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO
THE CLASS OF 1962
As RCA WHIRLPOOL Automatic
Washers solve all washing
problems, so You the young
graduates and our future citizens
will help solve the problems of
Your family will love
our family of
GRADUATING CLASS of 1962
AND BEST WISHES FOR THE FUTURE
One of t' • greatest needs of r society is peof. with
i .jination and creative ability; people who ere willing
to work to bring forth the advances possib1- ♦Lru the
sciences and channels of research.
Fortunate are those of you whe early in life, can decide
on your :hosen field of endeavor, and who are able to
direct your talents d energy to acquiring the basic
technical knowledge so necessc.-y for success in today's
highly competitive society.
More opportunity for success exists today than at any
time in the past. For those of you who will conscientiously
apply these skills in your chosen field of endeavor, success
will smile on you not once, but frequently, in the years to
May you find happiness and success, and may this world
be a better world because of you - the Class of '62
EAU CLAIRE PACKING CO.
EAU CLAIRE, MICHIGANBEST WISHES
CLASS OF 1962
FOR ALL YOUR
COMMERCIAL IDENTIFICATION PHOTOS
PORTRAITS FAMILY GROUPS
PHONE W ALNUT 5-6721
TO THE GRADUATING
CLASS OF 1962
ST. JOSEPH BENTON HARBOR HARTFORD
TO TU E
CLASS JF '62
MANUFACTURERS OF PHONOGRAPHS
RECORD CHANGES AND TAPE RECORDERS
Farm Bureau Oil Company
HOBART 1-3531 EAU CLAIRE, MICHIGAN
Doc” Ingleright, R. Ph.
FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE
FOR YOUR PLEASURE
FOR YOUR GOOD HEALTH
HOBART 1-4811 REXALL EAU CLAIRE, MICHIGAN
CLASS OF '62
PACKER AND PROCESSORS
PHONE WALNUT 7-2222
BENTON HARBOR MICHIGAN
APPLE CIDER GRAPE AND CHERRY JUICE
The News Palladium
MICHIGAN'S BIGGEST BUY FOR READER AND FOR ADVERTISER
BENTON HARBOR, MICHIGANSchlipp's Super
EAU CLAIRE, MICH.
Sodus Fruit Exchange
EVERYTHING FOR THE FARMER AND FRUIT GROWER74
BERRIEN SPRINGS, MICHIGAN Compliments of
Sodus Deaner Basket Factory Michigan
75Phone Wa 6-2822 Helaine’s Smart Women’s Apparel
74 West Main Benton Harbor, Michigan
Transworld Motors, Inc.
Volkswagen - Karmann Ghia 395 E. Main Street Benton Harbor WA 7-3128
Rohring Clothing Co.
Quality - Service - Satisfaction
Benton Harbor, Michigan Phone WALnut 5-2286
322 State St. - PH. YU 3-4977
St. Joseph, Michigan
Jewelry - Diamonds - Watches
Molter’s Michigan Nurseries Compliments of
D.J. Molter Prop. Troost Brothers
"Quality Nursery Stock" Fine Furniture - Quality Carpets
From the Heart of the Fruit Belt •
Office-Walnut 6-6914 1500 U.S. 12 Benton Harbor, Michigan
Benton Harbor, Michigan
Ollie’s, Inc. Ollie’s Annex
Gardner’s Favorite Sports! (First for Finer Fashions)
304 State Street
Southwest Michigan's Most Complete Sporting Goods Stores St. Joseph, Mich. Women's Apparel Yu 3-6366
Award Jackets-Sweaters-Athletic Equipment 70 Wall St.-Riverview Dr. Benton Harbor 613 Broad St.-St. Joseph U.S. 12-Bridgman 216 State Street St. Joseph, Mich. Children's Apparel Yu 3-6509
Weedfdll Florist Gift Shop
2944 Niles Avenue
Best Wishes to the
Class of 62
Band Box Cleaners
107 West Ferry
Berrien Springs, Michigan
109 N . Main Street Johnson’s News Lobby Newspapers-Magazines-Tobacco-Candy Subscriptions-lce Cream-Novelties Greeting cards and Bus Stop Phone GR1-5221 Berrien Springs, Michigan
Henry’s Home Bakery
For the Best Baked Goods
Berrien Springs MichiganNowlen Lumber Company
Benton Harbor, Michigan
79 Bowerman Funeral Home
Oxygen Equipped Ambulance Service Phone 461-3241
Eau Claire Schlegels Department Store Phone 461-5821 Michigan
Eau C1 aire Best Wishes to the Class of '62 Town Country Beauty Salon Yours for Hair Beauty Phone 461-3271 Michigan
Twin City Embroidery
194 Pipestone, Benton Harbor, Michigan
Chenille Emblems and Letters
High School and College Lettered Sweatshirts, Trophies
ST. JOSEPH MICHIGAN
Phone WA 7-3211 BEST WHISHES from South Western Michigan Discount Millburg, Michigan
The Enders Co. Wise Spenders shop at Enders
Benton Horbor Phone WALnut 6—145 Michigan
"FOR YOUR LOVELY THINGS"
Fondations, Lingerie, Hosiery and Accessories
133 E . Main Street Benton Harbor, Michigan Phone Wa 5-9212The Southern Michigan
Cold Storage Co.
Pipestone Road Benton Harbor, Michigan
Phone WALnut 5-0614
Carl Ste im le. Pres.
National Beauty College
All Lines of Beauty Culture
Rick Holt, Prop.
161 Pipestone Street Benton Harbor, Michigan
Hair Styling, Permanent Waving, Hair Coloring, Facials, Manicuring
St. Joseph MichiganOur Sincerest Congratulations
Graduating Class of '62
Wonderland Orchards, Inc.
BEVAs we, the Senior Class, leave and
travel down the Road of Life, we hope
these pages will carry many fond memo-
ries for you of your school days at
Eau Claire High School.
May the Annual Staff extend its
appreciation to Mr. Higgins, our Advisor,
for his time and devotion given to
our BEAVER TALES.
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