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vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv FOREWARD The school year of 1944-45 is the fifth year for the members of the senior class, with the assistance of some of the juniors, to publish a yearbook. In spite of priorities and inferior supplies, the members of the staff have attempted to produce a yearbook superior to the standard of former years; also, we hope that the standard of the yearbook in the future will improve with peace-time conditions . We have attempted to include every one in high school; however, some of the students were absent at the time the pic- tures were taken. Only through the co- operation of every one included between these covers, has the publication of The Edlsonian been completed. If any name has been omitted on Edison ' s student service roll, we wish to express our sincere apology We sincerely hope you will find many pleasant thoughts between these pages when you are in a reminiscing mood of school days in Edison. The Edisonlan Staff vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv ORDER OF BOOKS TRIBUTE AUTOGRAPHS ADMINISTRATION ALUMNI DIRECTORY FACULTY ACTIVITIES SENIORS ATHLETICS UNDERCLASSMEN vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv DEDICATION To Edison’s men and women- -former high school students, alumni, and faculty members — who are serving their country in all branches of the military service at home or on the far-flung battlefronts of the world and to Edison ' s men who have made the supreme sacrifice in the service of their country, this book is solemnly dedicated. These noble young men and women have made the sacrifice in order that not only Americans but also the people of the world may have the privilege of enjoying " The Four Freedoms " at the end of this great conflict . vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv A TRIBUTE To each of Edison ' s men and women In the service of their country. We owe a debt of gratitude For enduring hardships long In far-flung battles of the world On land and sea or in the air. To you, who gave up home and friends To enter boldly the surge of battle And fight for our freedom ' s sake So deeply sacred to every one, We wish to extend a royal tribute ' . We shall hold dear in memory And honor those who bravely fought Never to return in this world, But may we meet in heavenly peace. vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv VVVVVVVVVV vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvwwvwv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv IN MEM OR I AM of Mike Rado, Our Classmate The boundless ocean waves dashed high Along a quiet sandy beach; Then bombs came bursting from the sky. And many a youth the shore did reach. There is where our classmate fell l There is where he gave his life. Amid the flaming fire of hell To end the world ' s remorseless strife l We shall remember how he fell I We shall honor the stand h e made In battle and how he fought so well l His name in glory will not fade I vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv VWV WWW IN MEMORIAM EDISON MEN WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY ROBERT J. BONNER MIKE RADO STEVE CIVILINSKI DANIEL PILNOCH RALPH JACOBS WILLIAM LUCK (BAUMEISTER) JOHN McDANIEL —• L J TRIBUTE SCROLL ■! lEdi son’s Men, who in the performance of the highest duty of citizenship and devotion to lofty ideals, fgave their lives in the ..- service of their Country: William (Eaumeister ) Luck h 1 Robert J. Bonner Steve Cwlklinski Ralph Jacobs John McDaniel Daniel Pilnoch Mike Rado ( j i " Y — £ EDISON ' S SERVICE ROLL 3 CLASS OF ' 34 CLASS OF ' ' 38 Alex Bumbera — Army Chester Aydelotte--Navy Richard Haddad- -Army Robert T. Bonner--A. Air Corps Peter Karsa--Army Richard Borsen--Army Ruby McGrath Houck--WAC James Caughron--Navy L. J. Rosenf ield--Army Robert Callahan--Army Alex Szostek--Army Fred Compass — Army Gerald Cross--Navy CLASS OF ' 35 Rex Davis--Marines Rudy Dittrlch--Army Howard Conry--Navy LaVerne Hartley--Marines John Demo--Navy William Komoky--A. Air Corps Edward Friedel--Army Ted Kimmell — Navy Billy Frost — Navy John Kronokwa Carnegie--Navy Kenneth Jenkins--Army Edwin Johnson--Navy Joe Pavlecich--Army CLASS OF ' 36 Stanley Szostek--Army John Thompson- -Army Maynard Ackley--Army Andy Bumbera- -Army CLASS OF ' 39 Carmon Courtney- -Army Charles Jacob--Army William Anderson — Marines DuWett Johnson--Navy Robert Barbknecht--Army John Stofko--Army Lawrence Barello--Army Andrew Zack--Army Charles Bonner--A. Air Corps Joseph Bonner--Army CLASS OF ' 37 Robert Conry--Navy Harold Dwyer--Army Robert J. Bonner--A . (deceased) Michael Fedorchak--Army Marlon Bohreer--Na vy John Garson--Army Robert Brineman--M. Marines George Helmecy--Army Ted Cwilinski--Army William Hughes --Navy Elmer Daly--Army Steve Jurkovich--Army Julius Dolnics — Navy Michael Kusky--Army Elmer Gee — Army Phillips McBride--N. Air Corps Lowell Hartley — Army Thomas McBride- -Army Wilbur Hoots — Navy John McDaniel--Army (deceased) Otto Hursey — Army Michael Muraco — Army Elwood Kimmel--Army William Moy--Navy David Lee--Army Monroe Price--Merchant Marines Steve Metz--Army George Puchowski--Navy Walter Ranger--Navy Frank Solomon--A. Air Corps Edward Sadelack — Navy Earl St. Germain--Army Ernest Solomon--Army George Walker--Army George Wilson--Army Nick Warona--Army Charlotte Szostek--WAC - — — S , ? K. • . , ] CLASS OF ' 40 CLASS OF »42 Clarence Barnes--Navy Gene Beach--Army Joe Cameron — Navy Tony Bobrowskl--Navy Arthur Crlsman — A. (discharge ) James Cherrier — Army Richard Davis--Navy Andrew Garber--Army Stephen Fedorchak — Army Joseph Honkoski--Army Charles Garber — Army Robert Hyde — Army William Haddad--Marines Clifford Jefferis — Navy Paul Harblson--Navy Carl Johnson--Navy Louis Homoky--Army Air Corps Wayne Kimmell — Navy Edward Krusa--Marines Wassell Carnegie--Army John Shakula — Army James Plerce--Army Leslie Shlrey--Navy Warren Prince--Army Richard Snell--Army Helen Schulze — Cadet Nurse Robert Wlse--Army James Smlth--Marines Harold Winn--Navy Jerry Sobraske — Navy Joseph Zowal--Army Sebastaln Tatone — Army Harold 0 ' Rourke--Navy Beatrice Thoesen--WAC Henry Weber--Navy CLASS OF ' 41 Jesse Werner--Army (discharge) Betty Wildermuth — Marines William Baker--Navy Marguerite Young- -Marines Carl Baumelster Luck — Army Robert Zoller--N. Air Corps John Benedict--A . Air Corps Arthur Bolint--A. Air Corps CLASS OF ' 43 Dale Bonner — Army John Borsen--Army Robert Clements — Army LeRoy Brown--M. Marines Roy Courtney- -Army Merle Conry — Navy John Coulter — Navy Alford Earley--Navy Fred Ehlcn — Marines Smith Goetze--Army Rowland Fabian--Army Jack Gunning --Army Louise Haddad- -WAC Jack Husted--Navy Bernard Heibert — Army Frank Hyde--Merchant Marines Kenneth Hoots--Navy Virgil Jana--Army (discharge) Robert Johnson--Army Victor Kadish--A. (discharge) Edgar Josephsen--Navy Wassel Kadish--Marines James Martin — Army Jean Husky- -WAVE Robert McDaniel — Army Max Lewis--Navy Theodore Puchowski--N. Air Corp Arlie Lindberg--Army Ray Stulgin — Navy William Mundor f- -Army Elizabeth Tarrant --WAVE William O ' Rourke — Marines Robert Thornc--Navy Buddy Rams ay- -Army William Ramsay--Marines CLASS OF » 44 Frank Sabo — Army Joseph Shudick--Army Robert Baker--Army Jack Slease--Navy Robert Barry--Navy L Bernard Boylan— Army Charles Brown — M. Marines James Frederick — Army Michael Bumbera— C. Guard Albert (Jim) Kinsey— Army Robert Campbell — Navy Stanley Kos inski --Army William Clark — Navy Robert Swift — Navy Thomas Cogley — Army Robert Tanner--Army Byrl Coppinger— Navy Louis Strbac--Navy Steve Cwiklinski— A. (deceased) Evan Davis— Merchant Marines CLASS OF »45 Walter Davis — Navy William Davis— Navy Louis Bottos — Army Ernest Demo— Army Ellsworth H111--A . Air Corps Louis Demo --Army William Hyde— Navy Donald Deuberry— Navy David Mansfield — Navy Harold DeVaney— Navy Robert Munro — Navy Nick Dorochoff — Army Thomas Munro — A. Air Corps Donald Edgecomb— M. Marines Calvin Smith-Navy Walter Edgerley— Navy Ronald Silverthorn— Army John Ehlen — Navy Lawrence Vizena— Army Alex Evolga — Army Floyd Courtney — Army Peter Evolga— Army Roby Hott — Navy Joe Fedorchak— Marines (Disc.) Moses Homoky — Army John Ferenczi John Kovalow — Navy Steven Ferenczi Donald Flanders— Army FORMER STUDENTS Robert Flanders — Navy Ivan Ray Flatt — Navy Carol Ackley — Army Mitchell Geokas — Army Grady Addison — m. Marines Melvin Greer — Army (discharge) Duane Akin— Navy ' Walter Grishka— Army Lawrence Athan— A. Air Corps Theresa Halmi— WAC William Baird— Navy Charles Hamilton— Army Arthur Bakalski— Army Jack Hanson— Army Erwin Barnes — M. Marines James Hanson — Army Leonard Barnes — Navy Andrew Havrilesko— Marines William Baumeister— A. deceased Gerald Hazel tine --Army Basil Benedict — Navy Kenneth Keck — Navy Garnett Benedict — Army (Disc.) Paul Korbeck — Marines Norman Blackman — Army Wassell Herbeck — Marines Linden Bobrowski— Army Jack Hicks — Navy Mitchell Bobrowski— Navy William (Moore) Hill — Navy Joseph Bolint — Army Wendell Hodges— Navy Alfred Bonner — Navy Dean Hof fman— Army (discharge) Hov ard Bonner— Navy Leonard Holland— Army Jack Bonner — Army Donald Homan— Navy Andrew Borsen— Army John Honkoski — Army Peter Borsen— Army Steve Honkoski --Army Clarence Bowman— Army Herbert Hoots — Navy Merlin Brineman— Army Byron Hoskins — Navy r - MEMBERS OP THE CLASS OF «45 IN SERVICE CALVIN SMITH LOWELL OWENS LOUIS BOTTOS LEONARD BARNES DON RAMSAY ALVA S LEASE WILLIAM BAIRD ROSEMARIE MARKS Pictures in Senior Group: RONALD SILVERTHORN, ROBERT MUNRO, DAVID MANSFIELD, THOMAS MUNRO, ELLSWORTH HILL, LAWRENCE VIZENA, ROBY HOTT NOT PICTURED: WILLIAM DAVIS JAMES MOROCCO HERBERT HOOTS JAY HOTT " In Memoriam " Group: MIKE RADO vvvvvvvvvv VVV V r ' vvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv " V " DAY Upon some calendar we may not see Is marked, invisibly, perhaps, the date Of victory; and there again will be The swelling chorus of hurrahs, the great Parade, the blare of horns, the marching song. As bright confetti falls as thick as rain Upon the shoulders of the milling throng. And minds grow drunk on triumph ' s gay champagne. The sun will rise and set, the moon will gaze. With cool detachment, down each crowded street. And who shall then remember other days When triumph seemed as joyous and complete? And by what wisdom may wo guarantee That this parade marks some finality? Upon some date which is not ours to know, The roar of press and click of key will vie With commentators saying thus and so And half a hundred reasons how and why. And all the months and years that went before Will be as naught against those headlines bright. Grim Tarawa and doomed Corregidor, Whose bitterness laid milestones toward this night. Will walk as ghosts along the crowded street Where only joy is king. But such small notes Should, for a moment, stay the milling feet. Should, for a moment, still the shouting throats. Should, for a moment, bow each single head In quiet tribute to the proud young dead. 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BAILEY, A.B. , M.S. F. R. STROUBE, A.B. , M.S. Superintendent of East Gary Schools Principal of Edison High School BOARD OF EDUCATION LOUIS H. DAULT Treasurer JOHN B. JACKSON Secretary JOHN P. KIMMELL President FFFFFFFF ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ FFFFFFFF z z z zzzzzzzzzzzzzz z z z z z FFF z z zzzzzzzzzzzzzz z z z z z FFF FF z FFFFF z FFF WWW WWW z FFF V. . .-V v- . . .V z V. . .-V v- . . . V z AAAAAA V. . .-V v- . . . V z AAAAAAAA 1 • • • - . . . V z AAA AAA 1 1 • • • . . .V z AAAAAAAA • 1 1 • • • . .V z AAAAAAAA • • 1 1 • • • .V z AAA AAA • • • • 1 • • • V z AAA AAA • • • 1 • • • z V. . .-V V- . . . V z ccccccc • • • 1 1 • • • z CCCCCCCC • • • 1 1 • • • z CCC • • • 1 1 m • • z CCC V. . . V z CCC V V z CCCCCCCC V. . . V z CCCCCCC V. V z V z UUU UUU z UUU UUU z UUU UUU z UUU UUU z UUU UUU z uuuuuuuu z uuuuuu z z LLL EEEEEE LLL EEEEEE LLL EE LLL EE LLL EE KH HE LLLLLLLL EE HH HH LLLLLLLL EE HH HH EE KH HH TTT T TT r iTl EE HH HH SSS TTTTTTTT ' T EE KH HH sssss tyt EEEE EH HH SS SS TTT ELLE HH HH SS TTT EE HH HH SS TTT EE HHKHHH SS TTT EE HH HH SS EE KH HH SS YYY YYY EE KH HE SS YYY YYY EE HH HH SS YYYYY EE HH HH SS YYY EE HE HH SS SS YYY EEEEEE HH HH SSSSS YYY EEEEEE HH HH SSS YYY -JRD- DO ' D. BALIFF, A.B. HAZEL HARTLEY, A.B., M.S. MILDRED ZOSS, B.S. Ball State Teachers College Northwestern University Business Education, Treasurer of School Activities Fund, Sponsor of Edlsonlan, Eagle Feathers, Commercial Club, and Sophomore Class DANA BROUN, B.S., M.S. Indiana State Teachers College Indiana University Chicago University College Science, Social Studies Freshman Class Sponsor Librarian ROSEMARY FILES, B.S. St. Mary of the Woods College Northwestern University Chorus and Band Director Ball State Teachers College Home Economics, Physical Education Girls Athletic Association Sponsor Senior Class Sponsor VIVIAN CLAUSON, B.E. Moorhead State Teachers College University of Minnesota St. Cloud Teachers College Mathematics and English Sunshine Society Sponsor Play Director IONA CRISMAN, A.B. Ball State Teachers College Indiana University Madison University English and Latin Eagle Feathers Sponsor Junior Class Sponsor DOROTHY PATCH, B.S. Indiana State Teachers College Home Economics, Physical Education Girls Athletic Association Sponsor — ALFRED E. FABIAN Senior President Band and Junior Class Vice-president, Solo and Ensemble Contest, Dance Orchestra, Com- mercial Club, Junior Play, Edisonian Staff, Eagle Feathers Staff, Varsity, Track, " E " Men ' s Club DELORES ADDISON Senior Vice-president, G.A.A. President, Sunshine Society Vice- president, Junior Secretary, Comnercial Club, Junior and Senior Plays, Eagle Feathers Staff, Band, Chorus, Edisonian Staff MARION RUSSELL Senior Secretary, Comnercial Club Pres- ident, Sophomore Class Vice-president, Chorus, Sunshine Society, Eagle Feathers Staff, Edisonian Staff SHIRLEY M. HEIHERT Sunshine Society, Comnercial Club, Eagle Feather ' s Editor, Edisonian Staff, Senior Play JULIA KARSA Senior Class Treasurer, G.A.A. President, Sun- shine Society Treasurer, Comnercial Club, Junior and Senior Plays, Eagle Feathers Staff, Edi- sonian Staff GEORGE M. SHIELDS Varsity, Track, " E " Men ' s Club, Eagle Feathers Staff, Edisonian Staff, Senior Play Sunshine Society, Junior and Senior Plays, Assistant Librarian, Eagle Feathers Staff, Edisonian Staff MAXINE FORNEY Sunshine Society, Commercial Club, Eagle Feathers Staff, Edlsonlan Staff 7 A ROBY DEAN HOTT Band Vice-president, Solo and Ensemble Con- test, Clarinet Quartet, Dance Orchestra, Junior and Senior Plays, r E " Men ' s Club, Track, Eagle Feathers Staff, Edisonlan Staff GERALD R. DITTRICH Band, Commercial Club, Junior and Senior Plays, Eagle Feathers Staff, Edlsonlan Staff LOIS A. TARRANT Band Secretary, Sunshine Society, Conmercial Club, Chorus, Solo and Ensemble Contest, Senior Play, Eagle Feathers Staff, Edlsonlan Staff ELLSWORTH W. HILL " E " Men ' s Club, Track, wrestling. Eagle Feathers Staff, Edlsonlan Staff, Junior Play MOSES GUS HCMOKY " E " Men ' s Club, Varsity, Baseball, Track, Edlsonlan Staff, Senior Play BETTY MOY Sunshine Society, G.A.A. Treasurer, Associate Editor of Eagle Feathers, Conmercial Club Sec- retary, Junior and Senior Plays, Chorus, Edisonlan Staff, Band RONALD SILVERTHORN Varsity, Track, Band " E " Men ' s Club Sunshine Society President, G.A.A., Commercial Club, Junior Treasurer, Senior Play, Chorus, Eagle Feathers Staff, Edlsonlan Staff laverne mcgrath Senior and Junior Plays, Edlsonlan Staff WILLIAM EDWARD MARTIN Band President and Treasurer, Solo Con- test, " E " Men ' s Club, " B " Team, Edlsonlan Staff WILMA THE® Sunshine Society, Commercial Club, Senior Play, Eagle Feathers Staff, Edlsonlan Staff WILLIAM CHARLES HYDE " E " Men’s Club, Varsity, Baseball DAVID E. MANSFIELD DOLORES SALEN Sunshine Society, Commercial Club, Edlsonlan Staff, Eagle Feathers Staff — NOFMA KIMMEL G.A.A. Vice-president and Secretary, Sopho- more Treasurer, Senior Play, Chorus, Sunshine Society ELIZABETH PODNER Sunshine Society, Connerclal Club, Band, Solo Contest, Eagle Feathers Staff Edlsonlan Staff WILLIAM FLOYD COURTNEY Varsity, Baseball, Track, " E " Men ' s Club Vice-pres- ident, Edlsonlan Staff BETTY JANE POSTER Commercial Club Vice- president and Treas- urer, Freshman Secre- tary, Sunshine Society, G.A.A. , Junior Play, Eagle Feathers Staff, Edlsonlan Staff THOMAS PEARSON Varsity, Baseball Captain, " E " Men ' s Club, Band President, Commercial Club, Solo and Ensemble Contest, Dance Orchestra, Chorus, Eagle Feathers Staff, Edlsonlan Staff Band, " E " Men ' s Club, Track, Wrestling HELEN J. LEDAK Sunshine Society, Comnerclal Club, Eagle Feathers Staff, Edlsonlan Staff MARY KIMBRELL Sunshine Society, Comnerclal Club, G.A.A., Chorus, Edlsonlan Staff, Eagle Feathers Staff hine Society, Comnerclal Club, G.A.A., Junior Play, Chorus, Yell Leader, Eagle Feathers Staff, Edlsonlan Staff DOLORES CAFMODY Sunshine Society, Comnerclal Club, Sophomore Secretary, Chorus, G.A.A., Principal ' s Office Girl LAURENCE WILBUR VIZENA " E " Men ' s Club, Track RICHARD L. POLLAY Edlsonlan Staff WILLIAM K. SIEVERN Student Manager, " E " Men ' s Club, Comnerclal Club ■ REMINISCING William Martin Marion Russell Jerry Dittrich Childhood Days Julia Karsa . Elizabeth Podner George Shields Thomas Pearson Roby Hott Wilma Thews Lois Tarrant Helen Hasse William Slevern Dolores Carmody REMINISCING Childhood Days Shirley Heihert Dolores Salen Thomas Munro LaVerne McGrath Maxine Forney Juanita Brown John Kovalow Delores Addison Norma Kimmel Mary Kimbrell Alfred Fabian Betty Foster Ellsworth Hill Elaine Hamilton Moses Homoky Betty Moy VVVVVVVVW vvvvvvvvvv VVVVVVVVW vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv REMINISCING Peace-time Student ; Edison welcomed one of the larger groups of students to enter Its halls as freshmen the eighth of September, 1941. The freshman class was composed of sixty-nine students, thirty- four girls and thirty-five boys, most of whom were from Cen- tral School and Columbus School. The members of the class passed successfully through the transition period of making the necessary adjustment of becoming a part of the student body in high school. At the beginning of the first semester, the freshmen elected the following class officers: William Davis, president; Elaine Kimmol, vice-president; Betty Foster, secretary; Ereily Werner, treasurer. War-time Student ; However, the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, was the initial cause of a change in the life of every high school student. The entry of United States into World War II had an immediate effect upon the lives of the upper class- men, some of whom entered the armed forces before comp leting their high school course and others withdrew from school to work in war plants. Additional classes in physical education, home nursing, math refresher course, and science were added soon to the regular high school program. Although the war did not have an immediate effect on the program of the freshman class, it did play a most important role in the life of each student as an upper classman. In February, the class held its first party in Edison Gymnasium. The evening was spent enjoyably in playing a variety of games. Mrs. Brown and Miss Nelson, who were the class sponsors, chaperoned the party. After mid-year ex- aminations the members of the class continued with their regular studies, and the school year drew slowly to a close in May for the long awaited summer vacation. In September, 1942, the freshmen began their role of life as sophomores, with a loss of fifteen classmates, but they still held the title of one of the largest classes in school. The class officers, who were elected, included: John Kovalow, president; Marion Russell, vice-president; Dolores Carmody, secretary; Norma Kimmel, treasurer. Mr. Baliff and Miss Hartley were our class sponsors. On March 24, the sophomore class held a hobo party, and sandwiches, ice cream, and pop were served for refreshments. After passing the exams in May, the sophomores attained that long awaited vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv -• — vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv title of upper classmen. The class completed the year with a surplus in the treasury, which was needed for expenses during the junior year. During the summer, part of the students secured part- time or full-time jobs in industry. Some of the students still held part-time jobs of evenings after school and dur- ing week-ends after they returned to school in September and assumed their regular school duties. During the election of officers, John Kovalow was elected a second term for the class president. He was assisted by Alfred Fabian-- v ice-presidont , Dolores Addison--sccretary, and Helen Hasso--troasuror . On November 23, " Ghostly Quarantine, " a mystery comedy, was presented by the junior class. The play was a financial success as well as being classed as successful entertainment. Mrs. Wiggins, the junior sponsor, resigned from her position at the end of the first semester, and Mrs. Crisman was the new class sponsor with Mr. Stroube for the remainder of the school year. Other activities of the junior year included: the class party, which was held on February 3, with dancing and games for entertainment ; movies sponsored by the class for money-making projects; and last, but by no means least, the annual Junior-Senior Prom on May 5. In the fall of 1944, forty-one dignified seniors entered the halls of Edison, and at the beginning of the school year, they elected the following class officers: Alfred Fabian, president; Delores Addison, vicc-prcsidcnt ; Marion Russell, secretary; Julio Karsa, treasurer. Mr. Stroube and Mrs. Zoss were the class sponsors, although Mrs. Zoss resigned on March 9. Shirley Hoskins withdrew from school during the first semester. Calvin Smith, Louis Bottos, Robert Munro, David Mansfield, Ellsworth Hill, Thomas Munro, Lawrence Vizena, William Hyde, Roby Hott, Ronald Silverthorn entered the ser- vices of their Country during the school year. John Kovalow, Richard Pollay, Floyd Courtney, and Moses Homoky were expect- ing to enter service near the close of the school year. At the beginning of the second semester, the seniors, assisted by some members of the junior class for the purpose of giving the juniors initial experience for their senior year, began work on the yearbook under the direction of Miss Hartley. In order to have a yearbook this year, work was be- gun much earlier than usual. The class play entitled " Tish, " a three-act comedy, was the outstanding achievement of the class during its four years in high school. The cast worked many long hours under the direction of Miss Clauson in order to bo classed as successful high school actors and actresses on April 20, 1945. vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv ■ S - . ' vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv On May 21, the members of the class and faculty enjoyed a Farewell Banquet at Tlebel ' s Restaurant. Baccalaureate Services were held in Edison Gymnasium on Sunday, May 20, at 8:00 p.m. Dr. William E. Clark of the Methodist Church in Gary was the speaker for the evening. The Glee Club of Edison High School furnished the music, the invocation was given by Elaine Hamilton, and William Martin gave the benediction. The final event, to which the seniors had looked for- ward during the last four years, was the Commencement Exer- cises in Edison’s auditorium on May 22, at 8:00 p.m. The general theme for the student speakers was " To Seek a Better World " with the following sub-topics: " The Dream of the Ages " — Shirley Heibert; " The Immediate Task " --George Shields; Goals for the Post War World " — Juanita Brown; " Individual Responsibility " --Maxine Forney; " These Things Will Endure " -- Gerald Dittrich; " Across a Now Threshold " --Alfrod Fabian, president of the class. Members of the Glee Club furnished the music for the occasion, and the invocation and benedic- tion were offered by Betty Moy and Norma Klmmcl respectively. The American Legion awards, school awards, and diplomas wore presented according to the custom of former years; however, the fact that sevoral members of the class being in service caused those who were present to roalizo moro than ever that the Class of ' 45 in Edison High School was a War-Time graduat- ing class. On the closing day of school. May 25, mombors of the senior class concluded the school year by giving a program entitled the " Senior School of Radio Broadcast. " vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv CLASS POEM In the halls of Edison, in 194-2 was seen, A very large group of freshmen, all exceptionally green. We worked and worked to learn all we could hold To he sophomores next year, at least that ' 3 what we were told. Sophomores at last, most of us stayed, Eut there were a few who didn ' t make the grade. We had a lot of good times this year, the same as the last, It .seemed no time at all until it was past. Our junior year came and it rolled right on. But we are sorry to say, more of our members are gone. We had lots of fun giving parties and dances. Yes, ' twas the beginning of some great romances. Still we arc working to got everything done. For our remaining years of school are only one. Now we enter Edison ' s halls with Pride, For at last we ' re seniors and called dignified. More good times are had although, Alas, comes the time when we all must go. Our boys are leaving to join the ranks. To man our guns, our jeeps, our tanks. The rest of us leave, our destinies unknown, To venture out in this world alone. Now wo say farewell to you who will thrive. On the fond memories left by the class of ‘ S. " Shirley Heibert vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vr vmvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv WAR-TIME C 0NTRIE7TI0N We, the members of the oenior Cl ss of Edison High School, being of sound ' .mi after surviving four strenuous years of which three ana one -half years were completed during the strain of World War II, do hereby publish our war-time will, which is a contribution to the war effort. I, Delores Addison, leave my " bossy " technique to a sergeant in the Marines. I, Betty Foster, leave my " soft tones " to any sergeant in the Army. I, Norma Kimmel, leave my books to the waste paper drive. I, Maxine Forney, leave my meek attitude to a worthy private in the Army. I, Shirley Heibert, leave my typing ability to any draftee wanting to co clerical work in the Army. I, Julia Karsa, leave the fillings of my teeth to the metal drive. I, Betty Moy, leave my sister to the WACS . I, Juanita Brown, leave my scientific ability to a Cadet Nurse. I, Delores Carmody, leave rny " man-getting looks " to the draft board. I, Mary Kimbrell, leave the school to train others for the war effort. I, Helen Ha3se, leave my romantic entanglements to a Wave. I, Betty Stanton, leave a million dollar war bond to the future new Edison building. I, Elaine Hamilton, leave my ability to express myself to a Navy man. I, Dolores Salen, leave my alarm clock to any bugler having trouble awaking of a morning. I, Wilma Thews, leave my nylons to the paratroopers. I, Marion Russell, leave myself to a USO show needing a good entertainer. vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vwvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vwvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv I, William Hyde, leave my athletic ability to the boys at Fort Meade, Maryland. I, William Sievern, leave my crew cuts to a new recruit. I, John Kovalow, leave my rugged physique to a Marine trainee . I, Alfred Fabian, leave my managerial ability to some one who wishes to become a general with five stars. I, Floyd Courtney, leave my lady friends to the United States for the service of their country. I, Helen Ledak, leave my ability to make bandages to the Red Cross. I, Lois Tarrant, leave my flute to the Navy Band. I, Elizabeth Fodncr, leave my riding ability to the cavalry. I, Louis Bottos, leave a shoe stamp to the noxt infantry man. I, Jerry Dittrich, loave my jokes to Bob Hope for his next USO tour. I, David Mansfield, loave my suit to the United Nations Clothing Relief Campaign. I, La Verne McGrath, leave my freckles to a camouflage division. I, Roy Lamploy, leave my polite manners to a Navy en- sign. I, Moses Homoky, leave my grand stand defense to Hitler, who will need it when the war closes. I, Thomas Munro, leave my knowledge of foreign affairs to those who will represent United States at the World Peace Conference . I,, William Martin, leave my drums to tho Drum and Buglo Corps of the Field Artillery. I, Thomas Pearson, leave my boastful ego and excellent stories to a guard in the U. S. Coast Guard. I, Roby Hott, leave my clarinot to tho Coast Guard Band, vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv I, George Shields, leave my wooing ability to the Eager Beaver Patrol air pilots. I, Ellsworth Hill, leave my Cadet Navy examination answers to a worried 4F. I, Richard Pollay, leave my truck to the Army to be converted into a jeep. I, Robert Munro, leave my writing ability to a reporter on the " Stars and Stripes " staff. I, Ronald Silverthorn, leave myself to the army. I, Lawrence Vizena, leave my excess weight to the butcher, so I will be able to enlist. vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv LEADERS OF TOMORROW While cruising along the new eight- lane super-highway in my jet-propelled convertible one balmy spring day in the year, 1957, I came to my old homo town of East Gary. It was very difficult to recognize the town bocause so many improve- ments had been made. Deciding that the post office was the proper place to secure information, I asked a small child the way. Upon my arrival, whom should I see behind the window but my good friend and classmate, Thomas Munro--with him was Betty Stanton. Fortunately, I stopped between " rush-hours, " so he took time to visit with me and told how he and Miss Stanton had managed the post office for five years and how the volume of mail had increased greatly. I inquired of him about some of my other classmates, and he gavo mo the address of Thomas Pearson. Not recognizing the address, I had to inquire as to how the streets we re named, and he informed mo that the arrangement of the names of the streets had been accomplished by William Sievern, who had adopted a now simplified system of addresses. He added that Bill had done more for East Gary in three years than most men could in six years. Reaching the Pearson place, which was a low rambling modern home constructed chiefly of glass brick, whom should I see at tho door but Lois Tarrant. She looked a little older, perhaps, but she still had her charming personality. She told me that Tom was in New York for a few days and that he was a well-known buyer in the stock oxchange and had ac- cumulated quite a large sum of wealth by his skillfull choice of stocks. After dinner to which Lois kindly invited me, I turned on her television set. When the announcer spoke, he said, " Ladies and gentlemen, we bring to you a band that has been playing at the Palmer House in Chicago for seventy-two weeks. " On the television screen appeared the figures of the band. Two of them had a familiar appearance, so I adjusted the focusing dial and saw William Martin playing the drum and Roby Hott in his usual place with his clarinet. Lois told me that Roby and Bill organized the band five years after leaving school and that the band had become the most popular one in the nation. After listening to the program, I expressed my apprecia- tion for the delicious dinner and a most enjoyable visit and left for the MacArthur Hotel, which I learned, much to my sur- prise, was managed by William Hyde. It was a nineteen story building which replaced the Old’ Lake Tavern. When I inquired of the bell boy for the manager, he informed me that he was talking to an old classmate in one of the rooms. Going to vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv ’ . - vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv the room, whom should I meet but Jerry Dittrich. Although I had heard of Jerry and had seen his picture in the paper as owner of the largest manufacturing plant in the world, this was the first time I had seen him since our 1945 graduation. During our visit, Jerry told me that Dolores Carmody was his private secretary. I asked Bill if he knew where LaVerne McGrath was, so he reached into a magazine rack and took out a pamphlet advertising Du Pont chemical products. On one page was a full-color photograph of LaVerne as the head chemist of the laboratories. I was not very much surprised for LaVerne had always been interested in chemistry, I stayed all night with Jerry, and Bill took us to the municipal airport the next morning, where Jerry had a reser- vation for his return trip to his factory. Imagine our sur- prise when we learned that the seat next to Jerry’s was reserv- ed for Lieutenant Colonel Ellsworth Hill of the United States Army Air Corps. His mission was evidently quite important for they held the plane ten minutes past time for his arrival. There wasn’t time for more than a handshake, so I asked him to write a letter at his earliest convenience. When Alfred Fabian and Richard Pollay were elected Congressmen, they pro- posed a bill and secured its passage for the erection of this ultra-modern airport. Both were re-elected for a second term due to the splendid work they were doing. After seeing Jerry and Ellsworth depart, I bought a newspaper at a newsstand, and on the front page was the photo- graph of a man whose face had that familiar smile of Moses Homoky. The headlines told of his promotion to third-vice- president of the Carnegie Illinois Steel Corporation due to his unfailing perseverance and faithfulness to his work. In another section of the paper, I read where an engineering pro- ject in Brazil had just been completed under the supervision of an engineer named John Kovalow. Wondering if that could be the John Kovalow of our old school days, I asked Bill about him. Since ho did not know, ho suggested that we go to the drug store where Marion Russell was manager. I learned that she had purchased the store at the time Mr. Leo Me is ter had retired. When we entered the store, she knew Bill, of course, but she had some difficulty in recognizing me. She verified my belief about John Kovalow and told us that John had gone to Purdue University and after graduation had accepted a position with a large engineering concern. She showed us some cosmetics made by " Karsoy " Co. in Now York. After look- ing at the products, we learned that Julia Karsa and Betty Moy had the third largest cosmetics business in the United States , vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv . . vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv Picking up a magazine from a rack and leafing through it, I noticed a picture of Elaine Hamilton. The title of the article was " The Coming United States Tennis Champion”. Elaine was to compete in the finals the next week in New Jersey. Wondering what magazine would have her picture in it, I turned to the editorial page and read the names of Shirley Heibert and Maxine Forney as editor and associate editor respectively. They hod founded the magazine which was entitled " Ladies’ Day” in 1953, and it had become the best selling magazine on the market. There was, also, an article about a new dean, Miss Delores Addison, being ap- pointed at Vassar College. She had been selected because of her high grades and willingness to work while she was in college. Marion told me that Betty Foster was a buyer for Marshall Field’s and was in Paris buying the latest styles of dresses; also, that Dolores Salen was a home economics and home nursing teacher in a high school in Ohio. After leaving the store, I went to my convertible and found a ticket for parking too long. When I reported at the police station, I learne4 that David Mansfield was the city judge and that Calvin Smith was city controller. Calvin had received the Navy Cross for gallantry in action during the last war. Dave was really an honest judge because he did not release me from paying the five dollar fine even though I had been an old classmate of his. Dave had been wounded, and while he was convalescing in a hospital in Florida, one of his nurses was Wilma Thews. She and Juanita Brown had joined the Navy Nurse Corps and had gone into training after their graduation from high school. While waiting for Dave to finish his work, I looked at the city directory and dis- covered an advertisement for Rhody’s Beauty Shop. Then, pave took me to a restaurant operated by Helen Ledak and her sister. He told me that they had a large chain of restaurants located in Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan, and that the main one was located in Chicago . After dinner, I went to the beauty shop, and there was Mary setting Norma Kimmel ' s hair. I saw that Norma had on a nurse’s uniform and learned that she worked in a large white hospital I had seen earlier in the day. They showed me an article in a magazine about Helen Hasse, who had written a new book which according to the critics would climb to the top of the best-seller list. After reading the article, I said " goodbye” and left the shop. While driving to the hotel, I turned on the radio in the middle of the Roy Lampley progr; m. Ho played the new song- hit, " Rocket Ship Rag. " I slept at the hotel that night. In the morning I drove away from my home town satisfied that all of my old classmates had been successful in their enterprises. vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv VVVWVVVVV vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv After spending a pleasant vacation of looking up my old classmates, I, George Shields, reti?rnsd to the Colossal Studios of which I was manager in Hollywood, and I might, also, state that Larry vizena was a comedian in the studio and Robert Munro was still at his old line of sports writing. After arriving in Hollywood, Robert informed me that Ronald Silverthorn, Floyd Courtney, and Louis Bottos still enjoyed being in the service of their Country and were high ranking officers. Last but not least, Elizabeth Podner, who was my secretary, had managed successfully the studio while I was on my vacation; thus, I was ready to continue with my regu- lar schedule of duties. vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv • . vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv ’’VICTORY OR DIE” A toast to the seniors of ’45 1 Four years at Edison and still alive. Starting like greenhorns as every one knows Pushing a pencil up the floor with our noses, A toast to the seniors, tops in the schools, Been through it all and are nobody’s fools, Going out in a world to take our own place Prepared for all problems we may have to face, A toast to the seniors, may their days be long, With minds that are clear, hearts that are strong, Filled with a slogan, ’’Victory or Die” Proud to have graduated from Edison High, A toast to the seniors, twelve years of knowledge, Some leave for service, many for college, Others to be formers, may be school teachers, Some will bo craftsmen, others will be preachers, A toast to the seniors, leaving Edison’ s dear halls, With initials on desks, names on the walls, Leaving their impression on every one ' s mind, An impression very good or some other kind. A toast to the seniors, never forgotten, Called every name from sugor to rotten, Seen all the text books from cover to back, Learned all this knowledge and on the right track. A toast from the class of ' 45J To all other classes passing the ordeal alive Be proud of your school, Edison High Pray keep our little slogan, " Victory or Die I” --LaVerno McGrath % vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv JUNIOR CLASS THIRD ROW: SECOND ROW: FRONT ROW: Richard Kenney, Joseph Gustafson, Clyde Vogel, Doran Myers, Michael Sofranko, William Coulter, Robert Papka, William Brown, William Tanner, Clifton McChes- ney, James Slevern, Herbert Snell. Donald Bonomo, DeYette Goetze, Mary Jane Rains, Rosemarie Burchardt, Shirley Sisson, Carolyn Harbison, Ruth Baker, Barbara Garber, Emily Werner, Edith Babarik, Richard Dreyovich. Byrl Coppinger, Marie Munro, Helena Ronk, Peter Shakula, Betty Demo, Mrs. Crisman, Pauline Millender, Steve Longazo, Mary Ledak, Mary Helen Pierce, Charles Hodges. vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv JUNIOR CLASS Our first important event of our third year in Edison High was the election of officers of the class. Although a third treasurer was elected due to the fact that Robert Papka and John Walczak, who withdrew from school to enter the Navy, resigned from their positions, the final set-up of officers was as follows: presi- dent, Peter Shakula; vice-president, Steve Longazo; secretary, Pauline Millender; treasurer, Betty Demo. Mrs. Crisman w as our class adviser. The moment for which we had waited during our high school days finally arrived the day we ordered our class rings. How- ever, we more or less broke a tradition when we received our rings the latter part of our Junior year Instead of waiting until we were seniors. Our class play entitled " Girl Shy, " a three-act comedy, was presented in Edison Gymnasium on December 5. The play was an out- standing achievement for the cast under the direction of Miss Clau- son. The total receipts of $165.13 rewarded the cast for the many hours of practice which were spent. For other financial affairs, the class sponsored movies, such as " Tom Sawyer " and " Out West with the Five Peppers and a Saint Patrick ' s Dance on March 17, also a Pre-Prom Spring Dance May 5. The crowning event of the school year was the Prom given by the Junior Class of Edison High School for the seniors in Marquette Pavilion on Saturday night, May 12, with the Grand March starting promptly at 9:30 p.m. vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv SOPHOMORE CLASS FOURTH ROW: William McDaniel, Fred Huminik, Ernest Benedict, Eugene Riggins, Robert Curtis, Joyce Davis, Dolores Schwager, Eileen Molnar, Doris Kimmel, Frank Demo, Robert Lannom, James Hyde, Wesley Arington, Alex Vlzena. THIRD ROW: Norma Crawley, Mattie Frazier, Shirley Jean Shaw, Marion Bottos, Catherine Podner, Gertrude Fiebelkorn, Anna Honkoski, Jean Schultze, Alyce Osberg, Rosalie McMillen, Jeanne Sayles, Donna Barnes, Betty Ramsay, Dorothy Bakalskl, Janie Eubank. SECOND ROW: Miss Hartley, Frances Mayer, Myrtle Hamilton, Dorothy Metz, Helen M uraco, Frances Hodge, Sylvia Jacob, Jeanette Courtney, Ethel Hammond, Mary Ann Jarosak, Phyllis Hodge, Mary Brown, Mr. Baliff . FRONT ROW: Robert Hoskins, Marie Nelson, John Bugay, Dolly Haddad, Earl Cooper, William Crago, Manley Minard, Edwin Donovan, Yvonne Muzlo, John Rossi, Mary Lou Moy, Theodore Walker. vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv SOPHOMORE CLr.SS ' M Having passed the first round of the ladder of education, the members of the Sophomore Class be- gan their second round by electing all boys as class officers. Manley Minard assumed the responsibility as class president and was assisted in his duties by Earl Cooper, who was vice-president, William Crago as secretary, and Edwin Donovan as Treasurer. Miss Hartley and Mr. Baliff served as class sponsors. . Boing next to the largost class in school, the class contributed its share to athletics, G.A.A., and the various school activities. The usual class party was en- joyed by the members of the class each semester — the first party bo- ing held on November 6, 1944, in the gymnasium and the second on Wednesday night, April 4, 1945. A scavenger hunt provided part of the entertainment of the first party while a variety of games wero enjoyed at both social affairs as well as an abundance of refreshments, which helped to keep up a high morale which is very much needed during such a critical period of the present world conflict. Members of the class had the privilege of carrying on their regular program of study with the exception of shop classes, which wore omitted this year due to the shortage of t eachers in that specialized field. Having completed two years of high school on the closing day of the school year 1944-45, members of the class are looking for- ward to beginning the third round of the ladder of education in the month of September this fall. vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv FRESHMAN CLASS TOP ROW: Luster Hursey, John Karageorge, Edward Mattingly, Paul Husarik, William Babbitt, Robert McDonald, Jack Sullivan, James Bannister, Rudolph Talaga. FOURTH ROW: William Malinoff , Robert Bodamer, Richard Redman, Wanda Kuhl, Pauline Husarik, Dorothy Adams, Doris Gray, Lorraine Haas, Martha Woodard, Randall Cook, James Gibson, Richard Pearson. THIRD ROW: Sylvia Rogers, Barbara Palmer, Phyllis Blossom, Armlda Faupel, Eileen Brown, Daisy Jean Walker, Charlyne Smith, Loretta Shaver, Mary O ' Rourke, Ann Iwan, Donna Hazelrigg, Priscilla Hill, Elolse Mongold. SECOND ROW: Arlene Babarik, Betty Lou Hickey, Ilene Kietzman, Donna May Lindberg, Alice Crowley, Marie Iwan, Patricia Hertaus, Nancy Watts, Betty Potts, Mary Ann Burnham, Betty Cornett, Lucille Nelson, Clara Thorne. FRONT ROW: Forest Melton, Shirley Martin, Dorothy Eubank, Thomas Donovan, Jeanette Munro, Lester Hasse, Mrs. Brown, Nick Malinoff, Verla McAtee, Lawrence Peterson, Phyllis Larson, Hugh McDonald. vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv FRESHMAN class According to custom on the first day of school, September 5, 1944, a new group of students enrolled for their first time and received their classification as " freshmen” in Edison High. Their sportsmanship was tested the very first day, as the upperclassmen began their initiation practices when the first group of freshmen boys entered the building. Having completed the initial task of enrollment and initiation ceremonies, members of the freshmen class became a part of the reg- ular student body and undertook their role of study for the first year of their high school life. In order to receive a well-rounded education and to take part in the various activities of the school, the class formed an organ- ization under the leadership of Jeanette Munro as president; Lester Hasse, vice-president; Verla MacAtee, secretary; Nick Malinoff, treas- urer. Mrs. Brown was their sponsor throughout the year. Still during the second semester, sixty members of the class were able to survive the tests in education. The girls surpassed the boys in number as two-thirds of the class consisted of girls. Although this is their first year in school, the freshmen class ranked scholastically with the upperclassmen, as they were well represented with respect to the other classes on the honor roll each six-weeks ' period. Although the class had the privilege of having a party each semester, only one party was enjoyed by its members the last of the second semester. The final event in the life of each freshman was passing that final examination in order to earn the title of a sophomore. vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv CO vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv VARSITY Top Row: William Sievern, William Crago, William Hyde, William Brown, Frank Demo, Thomas Pearson, Mr. Baliff . Front Row: Moses Homoky, Ronald Silverthorn, Alfred Fabian, John Kovalow, George Shields . " B " TEAM Top Row: William Sievern, William Malinoff, Donald ' Bonomp, Nick Malinoff, Earl Cooper, Manley Minard, Mr. Baliff, Front Row: Robert Lannon, Robert McDonald, Edwin Donovan, William Coulter, Ernest Benedict, Wesley Arington. vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv VARSITY During the basketball season this year, the Eagles were mostly veterans with a few regulars remaining In school for next season. The team was comprised of Alfred Fabian, Ronald Silvertharn, John Kovalow, John Walczak, Moses Homoky, George Shields, Thomas Pearson, William Crago, William Brown, William Hyde, and Robert Munro. Robert Munro and John Walczak and Ronald Silvcrthorn withdrew from school during the season to enter the scrvico. The boys showed excellent fighting spirit and good sportsmanship throughout the season. The Eagles won a total of fifteen games and lost only five previous to the Sectional Tournament. The Eagles lost the opening game of thG season to Merrill- ville on the home floor on November 3. Alfred Fabian led the attack with a total of fourteen points. On November 15, the Eagles won their first game of the season against Wirt on the iatter’s home hardwood. Alfred Fabian was high scorer with thirteen points. The team won its second game of the season with quite a fieroely contested battle at Griffith. Moses Homoky, who led the attack collected fifteen points. Edison took an easy victory from Chesterton the next game, although the Maroons put up a fight In the first quarter. John Kovalow held individual scoring honors with thirteen points. In the next game the Eagles defeated Gary Roosevelt for its fourth victory of the season, and John Kovalow was high scorer with fifteen points. The Eagles beat Hobart in a bitterly contested battle in one of the best games during the season. Moses Homoky was high point man with ten points. The team suffered Its second defeat of the season, also its second defeat at the hands of the Pirates of Merrillville. After leading the scoring for the first-half of tho game, the players lost to the Pirates. Alfred Fabian, center, led the scoring with twenty-two points. Their sixth victory out of eight games was over Tolles- ton of Gary. The superior rebound play and scoring power of Alfred Fabian, Ronald Silvcrthorn, and Moses Homoky with tho support of the rest of the team was too much for Tollcston. Once again, the Eagles scored another victory of the season over Dyer by an overwhelming score. Alfred Fabian vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv . . • . vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv and John Kovalow took top scoring honors with eighteen and fifteen points respectively. Edison won the last scheduled game of the year, 1944, over Crown Foint with a score of 43-36 before entering the Holiday Tourney. In the Holiday Tourney, which was held December 29-30, Edison defeated Dyer but lost the Champion- ship due to being defeated by Merrillville--the Pirates de- feating the Eagles for the third time this season. Edison added another victory to its list by defeating Wheeler. Once again, Alfred Fabian was high scoring man with twenty-one points. The team added another game to its victory list in a closely contested affair with Wirt of Gery. John Walczak contributed fifteen points to the 3core and William Crago twelve points. During the thirteenth scheduled game of the season, the Eagles lost only their fourth game to Edison of Gory, with both teams gaining a high score 51 to 57. For the second time Alfred Fabian scored twenty-two points. In another high-score gome of the season, the team played host to Griffith and defeated the Panthers by col- lecting half their points at the free throw line. Moses Homoky was high scorer with sixteen points. Next, the two old rivals, Edison and Hobart, played on Edison ' s home floor--of course, Edison was victorious and trounced the Brickies . The Eagles won the next two games of the season by defecting the Portage Indians in the Portage gymnasium and winning a decisive victory over Crown Point in the last homo game. John Kovalow and Alfred Fabian were high scoring men respectively of these two games . Quite a coincidence occurred this year, as the Eagles lost their opening and closing games of the eighteen games scheduled this season — making a total of fourteen victories and only four games lost. The last game of the basketball season was played at Michigan City and prepared the team for the tournament the following week. In the first game of the Sectional Tournament at Ham- mond, the Eagles romped over Lowell without any difficulty. Edison trounced the Brickies of Hobart in another high score game in the quarter-finals. Much to the surprise of many of vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvwvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv the crowd, the Eagles moved into the semi-finals and showed great fighting spirit in beating Washington of East Chicago in a fiercely contested battle--the game being considered one of the best games of the tournament and Moses Homoky was high scorer of the game with eleven points. In their fourth game of the tournament the boys played Hammond High in the finals. Due to fatigue, the Eagles trailed in the last half of the game to lose the fight to Hammond High, champions of the Sectional Tournament. Alfred Fabian led the scoring with nineteen points in the first game, twenty- two points in the second, and twenty points in the last game, Mr. Baliff and the team are to be commended for their fighting spirit and first-class sportsmanship. Edison high School was proud of them, and they richly deserved all the praise bestowed upon them. The cheer leadors, who were Elaine Hamilton, Yvonne Luzio, Barbara Garber, Catherine 1 ' odner, and Doris Klmmel, deserve commendation for their loyalty in supporting the team. 1944-45 Schedule Edison Opponent 31 Merrillville 44 36 Gary Wirt 29 42 Griffith 34 40 Chesterton 24 45 Gary Roosevelt 35 33 Ilobart 31 37 Merrillville 47 40 Gary Tollcston 35 52 Dyer 27 43 Crown Point 36 47 Wheeler 37 50 Gary Wirt 27 51 Gary Edison 57 53 Griffith 44 45 Hobart 30 44 Portago 34 60 Crown Point 33 27 Michigan City 42 Sectional Tournament 57 Lowell 37 58 Piobart 41 38 Washington, E. C. 37 40 Hammond 57 vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv " B " TEAM The Earles of 1944-45 opened the season with a 19-7 victory over Merrillville. Next, the team entered the Portage " B " Team Tourney, which was held November 24, and lost a hard fought game to Porta e with a score of 17-19. Edison Eaglets had an all season record of seven victories and eleven defeats . During the season, the team consisted of the following nlnyers : William Walker, Frank DemO, William Crago, William Coulter, William Brown, Ed- win Donovan, Ernest Benedict, Wesley Arington, Donald Bonomo, Robert Iannom, Manley Minard, Robert McDonald, Nick Malinoff, and William Malinoff. Although the " B " team did not attain the record of the usual number of victories achieved in former years, the players are to be commended for their splendid team work as a group of inexperienced boys in basketball. When the 1945-46 basketball season rolls around, these boys will be ready to uphold the tradition of Edison High School in basketball. vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv f vvvvvvvwv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvwv vvvvvvvvvv VVVVVVVWV vvvvvvvv vv vvvvvvvvvv BASEBALL TEAM Top Row: John Kovalow, Nick Malinoff, Robert Curtis, William Hyde. Second Row: Mr. Ballff, Herbert Snell, William Crago, Thomas Pearson, Theodore Walker, Front Row: Moses Homoky, Earl Cooper, Edwin Donovan, Robert McDonald, Wesley Arington . " E " MEN ' S CLUB Top Row: Edwin Donovan, Robert Curtis, Frank Demo, Ronald Silvertborn, William Martin, William Coulter, William Brown. Second Row: Wesley Arington, Ernest Benedict, William Hyde, Floyd Courtney, Robert McDonald, John Kovalow, William Crago, Mr. Baliff. Front Row: William Sievern, Thomas Pearson, George Shields, Alfred Fabian, Ellsworth Hill, Roby Kott, Herbert Snell, Byrl Coppinger. vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv BiiSEBALL Edison ' s baseball team completed one of its most successful seasons in the history of the school by winning six straight games and losing only the final game. The team consisted of Thomas Pearson and William Walker --pitchers, William Crago--first base, Edwin Donovan--second base, John Kovalow-- third base, Moses Homoky — short stop, Robert McDonald--lef t field, John Walczak--center field, William Hyde--right field, and Robert Munro--catcher . The season opened with Edison winning over Merrillville with a score of 4-3 on the home diamond. Thomas Pearson struck out 19 and allowed 1 hit. The Eagles won the second home game with a 6-0 victory over the Portage Indians. William Walker struck out 7 and allowed 3 hits, while Pearson, munro, and Crago powered the attack with 2 hits each. Next, the Eagles ventured to Dyer and scalped the Indians to the tune of 8-1. Thomas Pearson did the hurling and struck out 12 while allowing 2 hits. Moses Homoky and William Crago led the attack--each scored 2 hits. Also, the next game was played at Dyer as the home diamond was too wet because of local rains. Again, Edison was victorious with a score of 7-2. William Walker took his turn at striking out 6 while allowing 3 hits, and Thomas Pearson and William Crago scored 2 hits. Their fifth victory was over Portage on Portage ' s home diamond with a score of 10-4. Thomas Pearson was at his post of striking out 16 and allowing 3 hits. At Merrillville, the Eagles won their sixth straight victory, and William Walker hailed a nice one-hit game giv- ing him credit to 3 straight wins, and Moses Homoky scored 3 hits, making the score 6-0. Then came the only black mark on the Eagle’s record for the entire season with a 3-5 loss to Portage for the Lake- Porter Conference Championship. Credit should be given to William Crago for his playing at first base, Robert Munro for his catching, and Moses Homoky for his stellar play at short-stop. William Walker and Thomas Pearson divided the pitching task and wore very successful, under the direction of Coach Baliff. The Batting average trophy was won by Thomas Pearson, who was captain. vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv . ' ' vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv " E " MEN ' S CLUB The " E " Men ' s Club has completed Its sixth year as an athletic organization in Edison High School since it was founded during the fall of 1939 by Coach Doyle Baliff and Assistant Coach Harold Weber. In order to become a member of this club, one must have earned a major letter in one of the major sports-- basketball, baseball, or track- -during the school year. Members of the club are not required to earn a major letter every year to remain in the club as long as they are in good standing in athletics. The purpose of the club is to promote athletics and a spirit of true sportsmanship in Edison High School. The outstanding event of the school year that rewards an " E " Man for his many hours spent in training and during the games of the season is the annual banquet sponsored by the Lion ' s Club. This year, the banquet was held at Tiebel ' s Restaurant, and Mr, J, E. Gilroy, director of physical educa- tion in the Gary Schools, was the speaker for the evening. Mr. Baliff, the coach of Edison High, has soonsored the club each year since it was organized. vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv — vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv TRACK The cinder season of Edison High School was much shorter than usual due to the fact that only a few boys of the student body were interested in taking part in track. Coach Doyle Faliff scheduled four meets this spring-- the first at Portage on April 10, the sec- ond at Wheeler on April 13, the third at Merrillville on May 1, and the Lalce- Porter County Track Meet at Edison High School in Gary on May 5 . Members of the team were as follows: Roby Hott John Bugay Frank Demo Lester Hasse Robert Curtis Moses Homoky Herbert Snell Robert Lannom George Shields Robert McDonald Edwin Donovan Floyd Courtney James Bannister vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv VVVVVVVVVV VVVVVVVVVV vvvvvvvvvv vvv V V V V V V V TOP PICTURE Basketball Game - Edison ' s Favorite Sport 1 LEFT MIDDLE PICTURE Boys ' Physical Education LOWER LEFT PICTURE Cheer Leaders Catherine Podner, Doris Klmmel, Yvonne Muzlo, Elaine Hamilton, Barbara Garber. RIGHT MIDDLE PICTURE Girls ' Physical Education LOWER RIGHT PICTURE Custodians Mr. Anderson, Mr. Nelson, and Mrs. Coffman who keep the building in order. vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv BAND Third Row: Jerry Dittrich, Thomas Uunro, Donald Walker William Hart in, Ruth Baker. Second Row: Alfred Fabian, Bari Cooper, William Sievern, Hanley Linard, Wesley Arington, William LcDaniel , James Gibson, Eugene Riggins, Thomas Pearson. Front Row: Roby Hott, Doris Gray, Richard Lucille Nelson, Dolly Haddad, DeYette Goetze, Lois Tarrant. Pearson, Armida Faupel f GLEN CLUB Third Row: Patricia Kertaus, Lorraine Haas, Carolyn Harbison, Ruth Baker, Charlyne Smith, Anna Honkoski, Nary Lou Hoy, Ann Iwan, Dorothy Adams, Pauline Kusarik, Second Row: Helena Ronk, L ' arie l. ' unro, Phyllis Hodge Ruth Barrett, Nancy Watts, Nary O’rourke Wanda Kunl, Larie Nelson, Nary Brown, Loretta Shaver, Dolores Schwager. Front Row: Alyce Crowley, Frances Layer, Hattie Frazier Betty Lou Hickey, Dorothy Bakalski, Shirley La r tin, Sylvia Rogers, Ilene Kietzman, Dorothy luv OZ • vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv BAND This year marked the seventh successful year of the Band by rehearsing the first hour of each morning, with Miss Rosemary Files as its director. The Band ' s first public appearance this year was at the Annual Tea given by the Band Boosters on October 20 in the Edison Gymnasium. Their next entertainment was a Christmas Pageant given on December 21. Several boys of the band, under the direction of Miss Files, organized a Dance Orchestra, which played for several dances given by various school organizations. On April 28, the Band journeyed to Whiting, Indiana, for the State Band and Orchestra Contest. Senior members of the Band, who received sweater awards, were: Jerry Dittrich, Thomas Munro, Thomas Pearson, Roby Hott, William Martin, Alfred Fabian, and Lois Tarrant. Compared to preceding years, the band has decreased in size, since four members have enlisted in the Armed Forces this year. They are William Walker, Frank Husarik, Thomas Munro, and Jesse Robbins. The officers for the year wore as follows: William Martin President Roby Hott Vice-President Lois Tarrant Secretary DeYette Goetze Treasurer vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv ■ vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv EDISON GLEE CLUB Under the direction of Miss Rosemary Files, thirty-five members of the Edison Glee Club have completed their first year of successful vocal work. The first appearance of the Glee Club was at the Band Booster ' s Tea on October 20. On December 21, the Glee Club with the members of the band pre- sented the Christmas Pageant. AI 30 , it participated in the annual Northern Indiana Band, Orchestra, and Vocal Association Contest held in Whiting, Indiana, on April 28. Members of the Glee Club furnished the music for the Baccalaureate and Commencement Exercises, which concluded the activities of the Gleo Club for the school year of 1944-45. vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv SUNSHINE SOCIETY Fifth Row : Top Picture Betty Potts, Pauline Millender, Shirley Sisson, Rose- marie Burchardt, Rosalie McMillen, Pauline Husarik, Doris Gray, Doris Kimmel, Ruth Baker, Daisy Jean Walker, Joyce Davis, Mary Lou Moy, Jeanne Sayles. Fourth Row: Marie Munro, Wanda Kuhl, Betty Cornett, Mary Ann Burn- ham, Gertrude Fiebelkorn, Elaine Hamilton, Eileen Mol- nar, Dorothy Adams, Betty Demo, Barbara Garber, Phyllis Blossom, Mary Ann Jarosak, Donna Barnes. Third Row: Shirley Martin, Loretta Shaver, Mary O ' Rourke, Shirley Jean Shaw, Eileen Brown, Donna Hazelrigg, Priscilla Hill, Lucille Nelson, Ruth Barrett, Yvonne Muzio, Jeanette Courtney, Dorothy Bakalski. Second Row: Donna May Lindberg, Alycc Crowley, Ann Iwan, Patricia Hertaus, Marie Iwan, Dorothy Eubank, Sylvia Rogers, Ethel Hammond, Barbara Palmer, Helen Muraco, Arlene Babarik. First Row: Charlyne Smith, Verla Me A tee, Ilene Kietzman, Mary Jane Rains, Helen Hasse, Miss Clauson, Janie Eubank, Julia Karsa, Myrtle Hamilton, Jeanette Munro. Lower Picture Fifth Row: Alyce Osberg, DeYette Goetze, Elizabeth Podner, Wilma Thews, Jeanne Schultze, Carolyn Harbison, Lorraine Haas, Frances Hodge, Martha Woodard, Dolly Haddad. Fourth Row: Helena Ronk, Marion Bottos, Sylvia Jacob, Anna Hon- koski, Dolores Schwager, Maxine Forney, Shirley Hei- bert, Clara Thorne, Mary Ledak. Third Row: Dolores Carmody, Emily Werner, Dolores Salon, Norma Kimmel, Delores Addison, Juanita Brown, Betty Stanton, Nancy Watts, Catherine Podner, Eloise Mongold. Second Row: Helen Ledak, Lois Tarrant, Marion Russell, Armida Faupol, Marie Nelson, Phyllis Hodge, Mary Brown, Betty Ramsay, Mattie Frazier. First Row: Norma Crawley, Betty Foster, Mary Kimbrcll, Betty Moy, Betty Lou Hickey, Frances Mayer, Phyllis Larson, Dorothy Metz. vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv . vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv SUNSHINE SOCIETY The Sunshine Society opened its activities of the year with the initiation of thirty-six new members, making a total membership of one hundred and six girls. On October 7, the society sponsored a roller skating party at the roller skating rink in Gary. Besides the regu- lar ice cream and candy sales, a chilli dinner was held on November 6, during the noon-hour as a money-making affair. The society purchased two 1 25.00 War Savings Bonds and gave a contribution of $25. QO to the Riley Fund this year. According to the custom for a number of years, the girls decorated the high school building with the usual Christmas decorations, which helped create the Christmas atmosphere In the halls the la3t week before vacation. On February 8, the play entitled " Cracy to Reduce " was given by seventeen girls for convocation and the February meeting of Central-Edison Parent Teachers Association. A group of girls with their sponsor journeyed to the Parramore Hospital on February 10 for the purpose of present- ing gifts to the girls. During former years, the girls pre- sented the gifts at Christmas time, but the date was changed to Valentine ' s Day last yoar, so as to add a bit of cheer for the girls throughout the year. Next on the Sunshine girls ' calendar was the Valentine Dance, which was held in Edison Gymnasium on February 10-- with the Grand March storting at 9:00 p.m. and Edison ' s Dance Orchestra furnishing the music. Eight Sunshine girls and their sponsor attended the Lake County Girls Conference in Roosevelt School in Gary, April 7. The Annual Mothor-Alumnac Reception was held on Wednesday evening, May 9. A program of entertainment, including the in- stallation of officers for next year, and a social hour filled the evening. The final event of the year was the Annual Sunshine Break- fast, which was enjoyed by the girls at the beach on May 17. The officers for the year were: Helen Ka3sc, president, Mary Jane Rains, vice-president; Janie Eubank, secretary; Julia Karsa, treasurer; Miss Clauson was the sponsor. vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv . . vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvv •VVVVVVVVVV vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvvvv STUDY HALL Left Top Picture: Mrs. Brown In charge of a group of students. ENGLISH DEPARTMENT AND LATIN Left Center Picture: Seated at desk — Mrs. Crisman Latin ' students— left to right: Mary Jane Rains, Betty Demo, Wilma Thews. English students --left to right: Helen Hasse, Alfred Fabian, Thomas Pearson. LIBRARY Right Top Picture: Standing left to right: Jeanette Munro, assistant; Mrs. Brown, the School Librarian; seated at Mrs. Brown 1 s left is Priscilla Hill, assistant. Students — left to right: Lorraine Haas, Marie Iwan, Jerry Dittrich. Not pictured: Elizabeth Podner, assistant. COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT Right Center Picture: Seated left to right: Betty Moy, Miss Hartley, Delores Addison, Dolores Salen. Standing left to right: Helen Ledak, Shirley Heibert, Julia Karsa— represent- ing bookkeeping, typewriting, shorthand, and office practice classes . COMMERCIAL CLUB Top Row: Peter Sha.kula, John Kovalow, Ruth Ba.ksr, Helen Hasse, Jerry Dittrich, Alfred Fabian, Ellsworth Hill, Carolyn Harbison, Shirley Heibert, William Slevern, Thomas Pearson . Third Row; Rosemarie Burchardt, Elizabeth Podner, Betty Moy, Maxine Forney, Norma. Klmmel, Wilma. Thews, Delores Addison, DeYette Goetze, Mary Ledak, Mary Kimbrell. Second Row: Helen Ledak, Helena Ronk, Julia. Ke.rsa, Shirley Sisson, Pauline Mlllender, Betty Demo, Emily Werner, Lois Tarrant, Edith B°barik, Mary Helen Pierce. Front Row: Dolores Salen, Dolores Ca.rmody, betty Foster, Ma.rion Russell, Miss Hartley, Marie Munro, Mary Jane Rains, Elaine Hamilton, Barbara Garber. vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv ' ■ • vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv EDISON COMMERCIAL CLUB This year marked the sixth anniversary of the Edison Commercial Club, which was organized the second semester of the year 1939-40. It has a voluntary membership but is limited to the students in the Commercial Department. On January 3, the members of the club had the oppor- tunity of spending the day in Chicago for the purpose of taking two worthwhile tours. The first tour was conducted by Mr. Bisson through the Board of Trade building, where they watched the trading in the grain pits and were given a lecture about the Board of Trade, its founding and pur- pose. Many of the members saw the city of Chicago from the observatory of this building. The second tour of the day was taken through the Chicago Tribune plant for the purpose of learning many interesting facts about how a newspaper is published. Both tours proved to bu very interesting to all of the members of the club. For entertainment, members of the club had the privilogo of attending their choice of a moving picture. The second trip, taken by the club, was a tour through the Accounting Department in the Hospital Building of the Carnegie Illinois Steel Mills in Gary on February 26. Mem- bers of the club saw the operation of office machines that arc not found in many offices in the State of Indiana. During tho month of March, the last worthwhile tour was taken through tho Gary National Bank for tho purpose of seeing tho actual operations of a bank. Through the kindness of Mr. and Mrs. Smith of tho Gary Business College, a stonotypo demonstration was presented in April. Tho regular social semester-party was hold tho latter part of tho school year. Due to tho untiring efforts of tho sponsor, Miss Hartley, the Edison Commercial Club has completed another successful year. Club Officers President Marion Russell Vico-Prosident Betty Foster Secretary Marie Munro Treasurer Mary Jane Rains vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv . vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvv; vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvv v vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT Left Top Picture: Left to right: Arlene Babarik, Ilene Kitzman, Verla McAtee. Seated: Miss Clauson, Daisy Jean Walker, Lawrence Peterson, Marie Iwan. SOCIAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT Right Top Picture: Seated in a semi-circle: Mr: Baliff, Mrs. Brown, Norma Crawley, Robert Curtis, Mary Jane Rains, Marie Munro, Juanita Brown, George Shields, Mr. Bailey. SCIENCE DEPARTMENT Left Center Picture: Standing — left to right: Ellsworth Hill, Jerry Dittrich, Mr. Stroube, George Shields, Thomas Munro, Mrs. Brown. Seated — left to right: Lester Hasse, Edward Mattingly, Betty Lou Hickey, Sylvia Rogers. HOME ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT Right Center Picture: In st rue tor- -Mrs. Zoss Clothing — Mary Brown, Anna Hon- koski. Foods--Helen Muraco, Shirley Shaw. GIRLS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Top Row: Dolores Schwager, Pauline Mlllender, Elaine Hamilton, Anna Honkoskl, Pauline Husarik, Doris Gray, Frances Hodge, Doris Kimmel, Helen Muraco, Barbara Garber, Yvonne Muzlo. Third Row: Helena Ronk, DeYette Goetze, Marion Bottos, Shirley Sisson, Rosemarie Burchardt, Joyce Davis, Mary Lou Moy, Rosalie McMillan, Alyce Osberg, Jeanette Munro, Edith Babarik. Second Row: Dorothy Bakalski, Betty Foster, Mary Kimbrell, Charlyne Smith, Armida Faupel, Phyllis Hodge, Janie Eubank, Jeanette Courtney, Dolly Haddad, Mattife Frazier, Frances Mayer, Arlene Babarik. Front Row: Norma Crawley, Dolores Carmody, Ruth Baker, Betty Moy, Mrs. Zoss, Julia Karsa, Norma Kimmel, Helen -Hasse, Delores Addison. vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvw vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv VVVVVVVVVv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv GIRLS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION The Girls Athletic Association has been an active organization in Edison High School since 1939 when it be- came a member of the Indiana League of Girls Association under the sponsorship of Miss Viola Englehardt. Membership is open to all girls who can earn enough points by regular participation in sports and incidentally survive the week of initiation. Last fall, Delores Addison, Elaine Hamilton, Mary Kimbrell, and Helen Hasse received their awards which were earned last year. The new sophomore members were initiated the first semester and the freshmen, the second semester. A party in honor of the new members was enjoyed by those present on Friday evening, March 2, The officers elected and sporthenis appointed for the year were as follows: President Julia Kars a Vice-President Norma Kimmel Secretary Ruth Baker Treasurer Betty Moy Reporter Pauline Millender Softball Mary Kimbrell Dancing Elaine Hamilton Bowling Delores Addison Volleyball Helena Ronk Basketball Ruth Baker Tumbling Helen Hasse Skating Rosemarie Burchardt Miscellaneous Sports Dolores Schwager Sponsor Mrs. Zoss Mrs. Patch vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvx vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv V V V V V V V V V V VV " VVVVVVV JUNIOR PLAY CAST Top Picture Left to Right: Herbert Snell, Barbara Garber, Peter Shakula, Pauline Millender, Michael Sofranko, DeYette Goetze, Frank Husarik, Betty Seastrora, Ruth Baker, Steve Longazo, Mary Helen Pierce, Byrl Copplnger . SENIOR PLAY CAST Lower Picture Top Row: Julia Karsa, Roby Hott, LaVerne McGrath, George Shields, Miss Clauson, Gerald Dittrich, Moses Homoky, Betty Moy. Front Row: Wilma Thews, Norma Klmmel, Juanita Brown, Delores Addison, Helen Hasse, Lois Tarrant, Shirley Heibert. vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv JUNIOR PLAY A large audience enjoyed the evening performance of the play entitled " Girl Shy " under the direction of Miss Clauson on December 5 in Edison Gymnasium. Tom Arsdale, a handsome young college student and his roommate, Oke, were on the verge of graduation from college. Tom had the reputation of a woman hater, but Oke was quite decidedly the opposite type. Babs Stanford decided to do something about the matter and changed places with the girl who cleaned Tom and Oke ' s room. At first, Bab ' s presence made no Impression on Tom, but just about the time Tom be- came interested in Babs, Mr. Arsdale, Tom ' s father, brought Sylvia Webstor from the old home town and informed Tom of his choice for Tom ' s companion. Babs was In a difficult situation when the girl with whom she had changed places, returned. Complications arose as Mr. Arsdale formed a con- spiracy with Chuck to kidnap Babs on the night of the mos- quorade, but due to the fact that Babs and Sylvia changed customos, the wrong girl was kidnapped by Chuck. After the dance when the mistake wc.s discovered, Tom presented his financco. Miss Barbara Sanford, to his father. Nobody was girl-shy as Alfred has his arm around Sylvia, the Dean took Caroline, Chuck regained Birdie, and Oke had his swocthoart, Peachos . Cast of Characters Tom Arsdale, who is girl-shy Michael Sofranko Oke Stimson, who isn ' t Byrl Coppinger Caroline, Tom ' s aunt — ------Ruth Baker Anthony Arsdale, Tom ' s father- --Frank Husarlk Sylvia Webster, Tom ' s pet aversion Pauline Millender Dean Marlow, dean of the college -Steve Longazo Peaches Carter, Oke ' s present weakness Mary Helen Pierce Asma, a colored " wash lady " -- Betty Seastrom Birdie La Verne, a movie aspirant Barbara Garber Barbara Sanford (Babs)---- — --DeYctte Goetze Alfred T. Murgatoyd, the college poet Peter Shakula Chuck Mayo, Birdie ' s late affinity----- — --Herbert Snoll vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv — • £ • • • vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv .. vvvvvvvvvv SENIOR PLAY One of the eventful nights of the Class of ' 45 was on April 20, when the class play entitled " Tish, " a three-act comedy by Mary Roberts Rinehart, was presented under the direction of Miss Clauson in Edison Gymnasium. Letitia Carbcrry, who was called Tish, informed her two boon companions, Lizzie and Aggie, that she was determined to get closer to nature and to lead a simpler life. After Tish bought a second-hand car and before the three middle- aged spinsters started on their journey with Tish driving, Lizzie wired Tish ' s young nephow, Charlie Sands, about his aunt ' s latest project and advised him as to their destination. Charlie flew in his plane to the Southwest and stopped at " The Eagle Hotel " near the Mexican border. After having car trouble, Lizzie and Aggie limped to the hotel shortly after Charllo ' s arrival. After getting the car started and driving through the plate glass window of Luther Hopkins across the road, Tish entered in the act of refusing to pay Luthor ' s stormy demands for damages. The hotel safe was lootod, and Tish dragged Aggie out with her to search for the money, Tish accidentally took Aggie up in tho air in Charlie ' s plane. After losing control of tho plane, she dropped Aggie off on the roof of the barn and soared upward again. The following day, the newspaper headlines proclaimed that a lone female spy had been sighted flying over Mexico, and Tish became the centor of interna- tional complications. Tish returned amid tho excitement, straightened out the tangled romances of Charlie and Ellon, also Botinna and Wesley, and rounded up tho robbers--Lem and Dorice, his accomplice. Cast of Characters Letitia Carbcrry, Tish-- ---Delores Addison Lizzie, one of Tish ' s companions Juanita Brown Aggie, another of Tish ' s companions Helen Hasse Ellen Leighton, who runs " The Eagle Hotel " Norma Kimmel Charita, her Mexican maid-servant- Wilma Thews Luther Hopkins, hard-headed and hard-hcartod — Jerry Dittrich Calllc Hopkins, his daughter, Ellen ' s friend -Lois Tarrant Charlie Sands, Tish ' s charming young nephew George Shields Bctinna Trent, a most unhappy young lady -Betty Moy Sheriff Lem Pike, who has romantic tondenclcs---Moscs Homoky Wesley Andrews, a most engaging young man Roby Hott Donby Grimes, a moving-picture director LaVerno McGrath Dorice Gaylord, a movie actress -Shirley Hcibert vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv MARQUETTE PAVILION MAY 12, 1945 vvvvvvvvvv VVVVVVVVVV VVVVVVVVVV VVVVVVVVVV vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv NOON -TIME JAM Top Pictures SECOND ROW CANDY SALES Left Picture: Robert Hoskins, Byrl Coppinger, Robert Bodamer, Pauline Husarik, Delores Salen, Elaine Hamilton, Doris Gray, Loretta Shaver, Charlyne Smith. STAMP AND BOND SALES Right Picture: Mary Kimbrell, Betty Moy, Maxine Forney, Shirley Heibert, Lois Tarrant. FIRST ROW K-D-SHUN CLUB Left Picture: Helen Hasse, Julia Karsa, Delores Addison, Mary Kimbrell, Betty Moy. Not pictured--Betty Foster DANCE ORCHESTRA Right Picture: Thomas Pear- son, Michael Sofranko, Roby Hott, George Shields, William Martin, Earl Cooper, Alfred Fabian. CLASS PRESIDENTS Lower Center Picture Senior Alfred Fabian Junior Peter Shakula Sophomore Manley Minard Freshman Jeanette Munro vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv VVVVVVVVVV VVV 7 ' " VVVV VVVVVVVVVV VVVVVVVVVV VVVVVVVVVV VVVVVVVVVV VVVVVVVVVV LIBRARY Students of Edison High have come to the realization that the library has other functions besides serving as a place of refuge from study hall. A much wider use has been made of its facilities this school year than during previous years. k Every afternoon period, the seats at the tables in the library were occupied by students pouring over some map or book in an endeavor to find out more in regard to some place recently brought into prominence through the activities of the war or, perchance, some new invention or scientific discovery to be used for war purposes. Present-day conditions undoubtedly present a challenge to librarians to keep the student body ' s source of informa- tion up-to-date. Our librarian, Mrs. Brown, has tried to meet this challenge by means of the addition of a morning and evening daily newspaper, various magazines, and a wide selection of books in all fields. It is the earnest desire of the librarian and assistants to render a most valuable and efficient service to students of Edison High School. Student volunteer assistants for the year, 1944-45, were Elizabeth Podner, Priscilla Hill, and Jeanette Munro. VVVVVVVVVV VVVVVVVVVV VVVVVVVVVV VVVVVVVVVV VVVVVVVVVV VVVVVVVVVV VVVVVVVVVV vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv " EAGLE FEATHERS " At the end of the school year, 1944-45, Eagle Feathers completed its eighth year of existence in Edison High School of East Gary. Even though materials have been very scarce and difficult to secure, due to the shortage of supplies for the duration of World War II, our paper has been published on regular schedule of every two weeks. This year, the paper was pub- lished by a group of seniors, most of whom were in the commercial de- partment and were interested in volunteering their services. Our special issue was the Christmas issue, which was printed in different colors. Also, at the same time, staff members edited and printed a GI Special issue which was women in the service of our Country. V£x I „ - V ■ •t.v. • . •. • .; mailed to Edison ' s men and Our sincerest thanks and appreciation are extended to the East Gary merchants who have helped to make this paper possible by the support of their ads. Also, wc wish to thank Iviiss Hartley and Mrs. Crisman for their guidance in making the paper a success. STAFF MEMBERS Editor Shirley Heibert Assistant Editor- -Betty Moy Sports Editor Robert Munro Sports Editor Alfred Fabian Business Manager Roby Hott Business Manager -Julia Karsa Feature Editor George Shields Art Editor-- --Clifton McChcsney Roporters and Machine Operators: Juanita Brown, Wilma Thews, Helen Has3e, Betty Foster, iviaxine Forney, Elaine Hamilton, Elizabeth Podner, Helen Ledak, Mary Kimbrell, Marion Russell, Delores Addison, Dolores Salen, Lois Tarrant . Sponsors Miss Hartley and Mrs. Crisman vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv . • vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv " EAGLE FEATHERS " Standing — left to right: Mrs. Crisman, Wilma Thews, Helen Hasse, Roby Hott, Julia Karsa, Juanita - B rown, ‘ Dolores Salen, Elizabeth Podner, Betty Moy, Miss Hartley. Seated--Right First Row: Delores • Addison, Lois Tarrant, Marion Russell, Alfred Fabian. Second Row: Third Row: Clifton McChesney, Betty Foster, Maxine Forney, Shirley Heibert, Elaine Hamilton, Helen Ledak, Mary Kim- brell. ED IS ON IAN STAFF Top Row: Paulino Millender, Shirloy Sisson, Wilma - Thews, Ruth Baker, Carolyn Harbison, William Sievern, Ellsworth Hill, Thomas Munro, Roby Hott, John Kovalow, Norma Kirnmel, Barbara Garber, Mary Helen Pierce, Mary Ledak. Third Row: Miss Hartley, Helena Ronk, Marie Munro, Rosemarie Burchardt, Elizabeth Podner, Maxine Forney, Dolores Salen, Elaine Hamilton, Mary Kimbrell, Mary Jane Rains, Dolores Carmody, Betty Foster, Helen Ledak. • • Second Row: DeYette Goetze, J ilia Karsa, Betty Moy, Helen Hasse, Dolores Addison, Alfred Fabian, Lois Tarrant, Marion Russell, Juanita Brown, Shirley Heibert, Betty Demo. First Row: Michael Sofranko, Peter Shakula, Moses Homoky, La Verne McGrath, - George Shields, Jerry Dittrich, William Martin, Clifton McChesney. vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv THE EDISONIAN STAFF 1944-1945 Delores Addison Juanita Brown Alfred Fabian Helen Hasse Shirley Heibert Moses Homoky LITERARY STAFF Julia Karsa LaVerne McGrath William Martin Betty Moy Thomas Pearson George Shields Marion Russell Lois Tarrant Betty Demo DeYette Goetze Marie Munro Mary Jane Rains Peter Shakula TYPING AND MIMEOGRAPHING STAFF Delores Addison Betty Foster Maxine Forney Elaine Hamilton Shirley Heibert Julia Karsa Helen Ledak Betty Moy Elizabeth Podner Marion Russell Dolores Salon Lois Tarrant Ruth Baker Rosemarie Burchardt Edith Babarik Barbara Garber Carolyn Harbison Mary Ledak Pauline Millender Marie Munro Helena Ronk Shirley Sisson ART DESIGN STAFF Michael Sofranko Clifton McChesney Gerald Dittrich Ellsworth Hill BUSINESS STAFF Alfred Fabian Delores Addison John Kovalow Mary Kimbrell Betty Foster Helen Hasse Elaine Hamilton Wilma Thews Helen Ledak Betty Moy Salesmen Floyd Courtney George Shields Richard Pollay Shirley Heibert Roby Hott Jerry Dittrich Ellsworth Hill William Martin Marion Russell Julia Karsa Lois Tarrant Juanita Brown Moses Homoky LaVerne McGrath William Hyde Elizabeth Podner Delores Addison Maxine Forney SPONSOR- -MISS HARTLEY vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv • 7 vvvvwvvw vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv CALENDAR September 5 - Opening of school — enrollment day First day of a week of freshmen Initiation 6 - First rainy day of school year 1944-1945 Students receive their books New students receive locker assignments Students were given assignments for the next day 7 - Down to work — regular schedule 8 - Last day of freshmen initiation Ends first week of school - a cool first week 11 - Sunshine Society plans for the year 12 - G.A.A. meeting 13 - A rainy school day 14 - G.A.A. meeting-election of officers 15 - Sunshine initiation of new members 18 - First day of third week of school ' 19 - Merrillville-Edison baseball game at Edison-- Edison triumphant 20 - School dismissed—funeral of Mr. Stroube ' s father 21 - Back to school again Convocation-demonstration of liquid air Portage-Edlson baseball game at Edison — Edison is winner 22 - Meeting for nomination of Eagle Feather ' s staff Commercial Club meeting — nomination of candidates for various offices 25 - New name on the faculty--Mlss Werner now Mrs. Zoss 26 - Dyer-Edlson baseball game at Dyer--Edison , victor 27 - Convocation — Mr. Marshall, speaker 28 - Curtis Publishing Co. campaign sale of magazines for one week Election of staff members of school paper 29 - Staff meeting to organize " Eagle Feathers October 1 - G.A.A. picnic 2 - Nomination for class officers 3 - Machine operators for " Eagle Feathers " begin work 4 - Class officers elected 5 - Dyer-Edison baseball game — Edison again victor 6 - Portage-Edison baseball game — Edison triumphant Edison won Lake County Championship First issue of school paper 9 - First day of sixth week of school - study! ' . ' . 10 - Mrs. Crlsman back to school after her mother ' s death vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv 11 - Regular school day--seven periods of classes and study hall 12 - Lake-Porter County Conference Meet--Edison ' s first loss in three years Junior try-outs for class play 13 - Friday the thirteenth Junior try-outs continue 16 - Juniors anxiously await publication of cast 17 - P.T.A. meeting 18 - Sophomore meet ing--plan party on November 6 Senior meeting--plan hayride 19 - Sunshine mee t ing--plan chilli dinner 20 - Band Booster ' s Tea G.A.A. chooses sportheads and committees 23 - Edison asked to contribute to Community Chest 24 - Senior Hayride Junior play practice began after school 25 - Navy Day program 26 - Indiana State Teacher ' s Association 27 - Second day of associat ion--vacat ion for students 30 31 November 1 2 3 First day of school after vacation Meeting of class officers Seniors receive their rings!!! Convocation of magic by Mr. LePell Merrillville-Edison basketball game--lose first game 6 - Sophomore party 7 - Sunshine chilli dinner 8 - Home Nursing Class plans dinner for teachers 9 - Home Nursing Class serves dinner to faculty 10 - Armistice Day Program 13 - Initiation of G.A.A. new sophomore members G.A.A. numerals for last year arrived 14 - G.A.A. initiation continues 15 - Meeting of class officers to organize Bond Drive Wirt-Edison basketball game--Edison is winner 16 - School locks seem to go " on a strike. " 17 - Initiation of new G.A.A. members ends Griff ith-Edison basketball game--Edison victor First day of sixth week--studious group Students take six-week ' s tests Commercial Club meeting-plan trip Meeting of officers of organizations Chesterton-Edison basketball game--Edison won Thanksgiving vacation begins " B " Team Tourney--Portage is winner 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - vvvvvvvvvv - vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv — vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv November 27 28 29 30 December 1 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 14 15 First day after vacation, also third six-weeks Staff plans school paper for the week as usual on Tuesday after school of paper week Questionnaire sent out to learn desires of the students In regal’d to a recreation center Staff members plan GI Joe paper for service men Preview of junior play at convocation Pep session Gary (Roosevelt )-Edlson basketball game — away Edison is victor Junior class matinee Junior play, " Girl Shy, " at 8 p.m. Hobart-Edlson basketball game--Edison victorious Sunshine meeting Merrillville-Edlson basketball game — Edison lost Senior convocation given by senior boys Nine Inches of snow— a snowy school day Many students attend " Barber of Seville " Tolleston-Edlson basketball game--Edison Is victor Staff members work diligently on GI Joe paper and Christmas colored edition of school paper Dyer basketball game postponed until Monday 18 - Sunshine meeting Dyer-Edlson basketball game--Edlson triumphant 19 - P.T.A. Christmas program 20 - Crown Polnt-Edison basketball game--Edison won 21 - Band and Glee Club Pageant 22 - Christmas issue of Eagle Feathers distributed Christmas vacation begins at 2:30 p.m. 29 - Holiday Tourney--Edison defeats Dyer 30 - Tourney continues — Edison lost to Merrillville January 3 - First day after Christmas vacation Commercial Club takes tour through Board of Trade and Chicago Tribune Plant in Chicago 4 - Day after the tour--Commercial Club back to school 5 - Wheeler-Edison basketball game — Edison conqueror Senior dance after the ball game 8 - Begins last week of first semester — time rolls by 9 - Regular school day — still cold and plenty of snow since the first of December Robert Munro left for the Navy 10 - Review for Exams--last minute cram 11 - Semester finals 12 - Wirt-Edlson basketball game — Edison is conqueror last day of first semester vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv - • vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv January 15 16 17 18 19 22 23 24 25 26 29 30 31 February 1 2 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 19 20 First day of second semester Sunshine meeting Senior class meeting Plans for yearbook under direction of Miss Hartley Junior class meeting — plan for Prom Senior officers plan yearbook Gary ( Edison) -Edison basketball game--our loss Senior officers continue plans for yearbook Sunshine Society plans Valentine Dance on February 10 Only twice in a century can today ' s date be written by means of consecutive sequence of numbers " 1-23-45 " - today and again next December 3, " 12-3-45. " " Day of Errors " in the Commercial Department Juniors take Math test Convocation given by Edison ' s Men-in-Servlce Griff 1th- Edison basketball game — Edison is winner David Mansfield left for the Navy Band sweaters arrive for seven senior band members Senior Hat Parade- -boys Juniors appoint new treasurer, Betty Demo, since John Walczak, treasurer for the first semester, left for the Navy Senior class meeting Junior class meeting Sunshine meeting Junior picture show — " Tom Sawyer " Hobart-Edison basketball game — Edison won G.A.A. initiation of new freshman members G. A.A. initiation continues Five inches of snow fell in addition to the twenty- six inches of snow since the first of December H. S. students take spelling test Group pictures taken for yearbook Sunshine Society gives convocation Portage-Edison basketball game — Edison victorious Sunshine girls take gifts to girls at Parramore Sanltorlum Sunshine Society gives Valentine Dance Continue group pictures for yearbook Sunshine meeting Crown Point-Edison basketball game — Edison is victor Pete Shakula tied second in Lake County Oratical Con- test at Crown Point Michigan City-Edison basketball game--Edlson lost Bad beginning — office broken into night before Boys practice at Valparaiso for tournament vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvw vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv February 21 - Regular day for War Stamp sales G.A.A. basketball tournament — seniors are Champs I 22 - Seniors take scholarship test Last Pep Session 23 - Sectional Tournament at Hammond r School dismissed for tournament 26 - Commercial Club takes tour through mill office 27 - Seniors continue scholarship test 28 — Senior class meeting Sophomores plan class party for April 4 War Stamp sales every Wednesday noon March 1 — Ellsworth Hill and Thomas Munro leave for service G.A.A. convocation Senior try-outs for play 2 - Senior try-outs continue G.A.A, party 5 - Campaign for sale of yearbooks in full swing 6 - Students wade through another deep snow after a few days of spring-like weather 7 - Mary Kimbrell ranks top-galesman of yearbooks 8 - Junior class show-- " 0ut West with the Five Peppers " 9 - Mrs. Zoss resigns from her position John Kovalow ranks top-salesman of yearbooks 12 - Mrs, Patch fills vacancy created by the resignation of Mrs . Zoss 13 - Senior try-outs for play 14 - Senior play cast announced by Miss Clauson 15 - Beautiful spring weather for a change 16 - Picture of Senior Play Cast taken for yearbook First practice for Senior Play Band Booster ' s Card Party 19 - Annual banquet given by Lion ' s Club for Edison athletes at Tiobel ' s Restaurant 20 - Regular meeting night of Central-Edison P.T.A, Election of officers for the coming year 21 - Students continue work on pictures and mimeographing for yearbook 22 - A picture on " Gook Health Versus Tobacco " for student body 23 - Class presidents and faculty plan Radio Broadcast 2f - Students continue work on pictures and mimeographing for yearbook 27 - Commercial Club tours Gary National Bank Junior Picture Show, " Fighting Valley " Sunshine meeting 28 - Pictures for yearbook are taken to Ch icago vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv — . vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv March 29 - Mrs, Brown supervises plans for Radio Broadcast 30 - Easter Vacation begins at 3:30 p.m. April 3 - First day after Easter Vacatiion 4 - Sophomore class party 5 - East Gary Schools give radio program 6 - Speech class gives debate before assembly 7 - Sunshine girls attend Lake County Girls Conference 9 - First day of last six-week ' s period 10 - Track meet at Portage 11 - Regular day for report cards--Wednesday after 6 weeks 12 - Band tours W.G.N. 13 - Program of tribute to Pres. Roosevelt; Wheeler Track meet 16 - Senior class meeting 17 - Central-Edison P.T.A. meeting 18 - Preview and dress rehearsal of senior class play 19 - Matinee of senior play 20 - Senior class play, " Tish " 23 - Receive picture pages from Greenlee ' s for yearbook 24 - Stenotype demonstration for Commercial Club 25 - Sunshine Society meeting 26 - Freshman class party postponed 27 - Sunshine officers meet 30 - Junior class picture show May 1 - Track Meet at Merrillville 2 - Band Booster ' s Banquet 5 - Lake-Porter County Track Meet at Edison of Gary 5 - Pre-Prom Spring Dance sponsored by juniors 7 - Commercial Club party 8 - P.T.A. Variety Show 9 - Sunshine Mother-Daughter Reception 12 - Junior-Senior Prom at Marquette Pavilion 14 - Seniors begin last week of classes 15 - Last meeting of Central-Edison P.T.A. 3,6 - Senior Exams 17 - Sunshine Society Breakfast 18 - Last day of classes for seniors 20 - baccalaureate Exercises 21 - Senior Farewell at Tiebel ' s Restaurant 22 - Commencement Exam day for the under classmen 23 - Last day of classes 24 - Students turn In books 25 - Senior Class Day - School closes vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv CIVILIAN ALUMNI DIRECTORY Since the number of Edison ' s graduates has increased from year to year during the last eleven years, the task of securing information about the alumni has grown more difficult; also, the rapid change of addresses for the duration increases the percentage of inaccuracy. Lois Bersell Edwards --Ogden Dunes, Indiana Mary Jane Blaney Henry--Gary, Indiana Henry Day--Calif ornia Gaze 11a Demo Specter--Whit ing, Indiana Mary Demo Rusak-- Indianapolis , Indiana Edna Friedel Shirey--East Gary, Indiana Lydia Kovalow Jankowitz--East Gary, Indiana Billy Kraft--Garyton, Indiana Mary Lamitz Keyak--East Gary, Indiana Winifred Lee Hass--East Gary, Indiana Rankin McDaniel- -Cal if ornia Harold Michaels--East Gary, Indiana Margaret Michaels Strong--Gary, Indiana Mary Pavleclch--Ea3t Gary, Indiana Ellen Puchowski Needs — East Gary, Indiana Rhoda Ranger Severance--Hobart , Indiana Mary Rebeck Guerre--Gary , Indiana Howard Strong--Gary, Indiana Eernice Villiaume Stroube--Ea3t Gary, Indiana Marie Williams Roberts — Gary, Indiana Lloyd Young- -East Garj , Indiana Elwood Addlson--Kobart , Indiana LaDonne Anderson Michaels --East Gary, Indiana Chris Bonner--Gary, Indiana Raymond Gerlaclo-Hobart , Indiana Jeanette Hass — East Gary, Indiana Richard Hass --dec eased Sylvia Hamilton Niehaus--East Gary, Indiana Robert Heck--East Gary, Indiana Anita Hooper Schroeder--Eas t Gary, Indiana Coral Jefferis Bambrough — Washington, D. C. Claude Johns ton- - Pearl Kronokwa Wirtes--East Gary, Indiana Anna Husky Cantwell--Gary, Indiana Joyce Malone 01s--Hobart, Indiana Joyce MacDonald Padgett--East Gary, Indiana Laura Kate McBride Strong — Gary, Indiana 1934 1935 vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvwvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv Helen Olson Hyden — East Gary, Indiana Kenneth Owens - -Logansport , Indiana Reo St. Germain--Gary , Indiana Doris Tarrant--Garyton, Indiana John Strong--Gary, Indiana Vernon Vinton Hass — East Gary, Indiana Gene Vizena Nygra--Garyton, Indiana Ted Wa rren--East Gary, Indiana Doris Blackman Micheal--Gary, Indiana Gayle Bonner 0 ' Brien--Gary , Indiana William Bonner--East Gary, Indiana Elizabeth Burnett Sonntag--East Gary, Indiana Mollie Caughron Bonner--East Gary, Indiana Catherine Corcoran Young--East Gary, Indiana Helen Demo Czarnecke--Gary , Indiana Matthew Fejes- -Highland, Indiana Margaret Garber Bonner- -Victorville , California Dewey Johnson--East Gary, Indiana Hazel Micheals Lottes--New Jersey Phyllis Minard Marcotte--East Gary, Indiana Sophie Nepsa Korzow--San Francisco, California Theresa Pavlecich Pazonka--East Gary, Indiana Mildred Pierce Owens--Logansport , Indiana Dorothy Rosenfield Bristow--Chesterton, Indiana Lester Shearer--East Gary, Indiana Filomena Tatone Zabinski--East Gary, Indiana Stella Warona Mayach--East Gary, Indiana Hattie Zakrewski Jankowski--East Gary, Indiana Anthony Zowal--East Gary, Indiana Winifred Cory Hanson--East Gary, Indiana Helen Courtney Wltt--East Gary, Indiana Catherine Culbertson--Arizona June Danields Lee--Garyton, Indiana Julia Demo Wulectich — East Gary, Indiana Josephine Hamilton Combs--East Gary, Indiana Milford Havens--Chicago, Illinois Juliana Helmecy Otvos -Haywood, California Virginia Krusa--East Gary, Indiana Maxine Link Carlson — Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin Mary Elaine Meier Walley--East Gary, Indiana Grace Miller Price- -East Gary, Indiana Eugene Mundorf--Akron Ohio Lola Montgomery Wolfe--Florida Mary Nepsa -East Gary, Indiana 1936 1937 vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv • ■ 3 . nm ' mu vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv Howard Owens --East Gary, Indiana John Weber--East Gary, Indiana Eleanor Vittitoe Boyd Gary, Indiana Geraldine Wright--Gary , Indiana 1938 Beth Ackley Wagner --East Gary, Indiana Jean Ackley Nor th--Lowell, Massachusetts Harold Addison--Gary , Indiana Irene Demo--East Gary, Indiana Bernadine Ershick Klisz--East Gary, Indiana Steve Jacob--Gary, Indiana Marguerite Jacobs Shurer--Gary , Indiana Bessie Melton Freder icks--East Gary, Indiana Ruth Owen Nettlng--Illinois J. Osborn Pierce--East Gary, Indiana Mary Pilnock Stanford — East Gary, Indiana Nena Pronze Del Pra--Gary, Indiana Viola Shirey Davi3--East Gary, Indiana Martha Tanner Fulton--Gurv , Indiana Vera Williaras--East Gary, Indiana Walter Zowal--Gary, Indiana Joyce Bonner--East Gary, Indiana Gladys Brown Hines---Knox, Indiana Rosabelle Brineman- -Nurses Training, Atlanta, Georgia Margaret Boyd Lavis--GranG Rapids, Michigan Marianna Courtney Czilli — East Gary, Indiana Audree Daugherty Carnegie --East Gary, Indiana Dora Ann Flatt Sharp--Louls iana Marie Greer Ebcrhardt--East Gary, Indiana Martha Haddad Babarik — East Gary, Indiana Leona Link Earle --Tomahawk, Wisconsin Eetty McDaniel--East Gary, Indiana Edna killer-- Lorraine Miller Mas on- -East Gary, Indiana Helen iviolnar McBride--Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Helen Rosenfield Fedor--East Gary, Indiana Helena Sabo--East Gary, Indiana Helen Schaefer Huminick--East Gary, Indiana Madelyn Slease Mallonee--East Gary, Indiana Clementina Tatone--Eryant, Texas Elizabeth Thompson- --East Gary, Indiana Dorothy Thorgren Zimmer --Hobart, Indiana Lucillo Wagner Ryan--East Gary, Indiana Pauline Wagner Michacl--Tampa, Florida John Wilson--East Gary, Indiana Naomi Zoller Caughron--Erst Gary, Indiana 1939 vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv V VVVVvVVV vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvwvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv 1940 Shirley Adams Dault--Gary, Indiana Betty Baharik Eumbero--Last Gary, Indiana Marcella 3olha--0hicago, Illinois Maybelle Bowman Walhnian--Gary , Indiana Verna Bumbera--Last Gary, Indiana Betty Callahan Johnson--0hio Frances Corcoran Eellanger--Last Gary, Indiana Isabel Crocker--East Gary, Indiana Mary Lou Fault Hill--Gary, Indiana Joy Keel Smith--East Gary, Indiana Earline Kimbrell Turner--East Gary, Indiana Ann Kronokwn--East Gary, Indiana Constance Leamy Van der Bave--MoricaIbo, Venezuela Mardelle Lindberg iesley--Kobart , Indiana Marguerite IcCheaney Llliott--East Gary, Indiana Essie Mae McDaniel--Ca3 if ornla Mildred Pat ter son- -deceased Mina Quilling- -Chicago, Illinois Richard Anderson--East Gary, Indiana helen Bashick--East Gary, Indiana Peggy Boyden i oover--East Gary, . ndiana Lorraine Bynum-New York, Mew York Shirley Gherrier--Esst Gary, Indiana nolle Coulter--East Gary, Indiana Dorothy Crago--East Gary, Indiana Ann Prederick—Evanston, Illinois Natalie Izynski Jachimczak— Gary, Indiana Irene Jacob--deceased Lucille Jacobs — Chicago, Illinois Jo Ellen Lea sure --Lpworth ..ospital, South Eend, Indiana Manone Lynn Parker- -East Gary, Indiana Joan MacDonald- -Methodist I ospital, Gary, Indiana Stove Mast--Last Gary, Indiana Beulah Melton l.opaon — Cary, Indiana Patty i.inard Benedict— Texas Edna Mae Omcy Lilja--East Gary, Indiana Lucille Owen--East Gory, Indiana Joyce Ranger — Me tb odi c t t ospital, Gary, Indiana Mary 1 ' arrant Shocmakcr--Chiccgo, Illinois Wanda Bakolski--East Gary, Indiana Mary Baker Lce--i.amm.ond, Indiana Mildred Borbknccht Szostok — East Gary, Indiana Lucinda Benedict Russoll--Cardington, Ohio Gwenlyn Cross Lovelace — Gary, Indiana 1941 1942 vvvvvvvvvv •vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvv Helen Dorochoff Kolby--East Gary, Indiana Chester Glover--East Gary, Indiana Esther Harmon Bonner--East Gary, Indiana Georgiana Hott--East Gary, Indiana Clara Izynski — Gary, Indiana Norma Jaster Kietsch--Gary, Indiana Billie Dayle Klmbrell Ackley--East Gary, Indiana Michael Kovalow — Purdue University Donna Mansf Ield--Chicago, Illinois Agnes Maretich — East Gary, Indiana Susan Marks Krystek — East Gary, Indiana Ella Mae Nelson--East Gary, Indiana Harold Ramsay--Gary, Indiana Virginia Tanner Olp — Gary, Indiana 1945 Beverly Bratton--East Gary, Indiana June Campbell- -East Gary, Indiana Norma Clements — East Gary, Indiana Alverissa Faupel — Ball State Teachers College, Muncle Virginia Foster--East Gary, Indiana Sara Goetze Sobraske--?urd.ue University Dorothy Harblson — Ea3t Gary, Indiana Mildred Hart sburg — East Gary, Indiana June Homan Thorensen--Gary , Indiana Betty Lou Jacobs--East Gory, Indiana Wanda Jennings Molnor--East Gary, Indiana Betty Josephsen--Chicago, Illinois Doris Jeon Kimme 11 --Purdue University Jean Kimmel--East Gary, Indiana Lillian Kipple--Eas t Gary, Indiana Sophie Kosinski--East Gary, Indiana Jane Lindberg--East Gary, Indiana Ben Owen--East Gary, Indiana Edward Pavlecich--East Gary, Indiana Clara Smith--East Gary, Indiana Wanda Walcznk— East Gary, Indiana 1944 Lillian Campbell--Ea3t Gary, Indiana Mildred Courtney — East Gary, Indiana Priscilla Dault Hewltt--South Dakota Susanna Jacob — East Gary, Indiana Connie Karras--East Gary, Indiana Bettye Karsa--East Gary, Indiana Mary Prince--Illinois University, Irbana Norma Schleff trederick--Evanston, Illinois Luella Simonson — East Gory, Indiana Phyllis Smith — East Gary, Indiana Margaret Thompson- -Mercy Hospital, Gary, 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