Elkhart Community High School - Echo Yearbook (Elkhart, IL)
- Class of 1950
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Published by the Students of
ELKHART COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
To celebrate the "Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edi-
tion," this year's annual staff has assembled a year
book containing all the precious memories of this
school year, so they will never be forgotten. We have
endeavored to produce an E Cl-l O which will keep
these memories alive. We of the Class of '50 realize
that our lives have just begun, but if the rest of our
lives contain as many happy times as We have en-
joyed here, We Will be very fortunate citizens of a
We of the l95O annual staff, take great pride in
dedicating our Silver anniversary edition of the Echo
to the first Echo Staff and to the people of this com-
munity. Through the co-operation of a very helpful
community the school has been able to carry on the
publication ofthe annual forthe past twenty-iive years.
The community has always taken a great part
in all school activities, has backed the classes in all
their Worthy projects both with its labor and its money,
and We, as seniors, who will soon be graduating, hope
that We will always be associated with people like
you the rest of our lives.
lt is the team Work Within a community that
makes outstanding churches, schools and clubs. So,
to a great community, We dedicate our l95O Echo.
We of the Echo Staff, Wish to give our deepest
thanks to our Council. They know their responsibil-
ities and fully realize the problems that arise, but at
no time have they faltered in keeping our school one
of which to be proud. lt is one that the school, faculty
and community enjoy because of this group of com-
munity Weltare minded individuals who maintain
their high ideals of what a good school should be.
We truly appreciate the guidance they have
given us, and Wish to thank them for their very consid-
L ft to Right: Clarence Kerschner, Maurice Dee, Durwood Lanterman, John Danaher, Stephen W
W. W. Ritchie
B.Ed., Western Illinois State College
M.S,, University of Illinois
Miss Margaret Neill
Home Economics, Science
B.Ed., Western Illinois State College
Colorado State College
Miss Lucy Giger
A.B., Iowa State Teachers' College
University of Chicago
University of Colorado
Mr. William Stumm
B.S., University of Illinois
Colorado State College
Miss Kathryn Bradley
Band, Choruses, Girls' P. E.
B.M.E., Wesleyan University
Mr. John Mull
History and Athletics
B.S.Ed., Missouri Valley College
M.S., University of Colorado
Mr. Joseph Grohovsky
B.S., Indiana State Teachers' College
University of Colorado
Miss Mary J. Deters
E.C.H.S. Graduate, 1946
September, 1946, found 23 "freshies" entering the huge E. C. H. S.
building. The much looked-forward-to event was initiation, which came
and passed with no mishaps. Bill Davis was elected president, Larry Han-
ner, vice-president, and Karen Svenson, secretary-treasurer.
The class had the usual booths at Homecoming, were stage stars in the
spring and presented before the school two one-act plays, and also sponsor-
ed an April Fool's Day party. They had three members drop permanently
from the class while one transferred.
In 1947 twenty-four class of '50 students returned only to have one
quit and another move to a distant district. They sponsored a card party
to earn money to give an all-school Halloween party. At Homecoming all
22 students Were busy with popcorn stand. shooting gallery, booths, and
selling chances on a basket of groceries. The CLIMAX of the year was a
trip to St. Louis sponsored by Miss M. Neill.
As upperclassmen, 19 members came to claim the title of juniors, Bill
Davis was elected to guide them through the year With Larry Hanner as
vice-president, and Mary C. Tierney, secretary-treasurer. The sale of sta-
tionery and Christmas cards swelled the class fund. The group gave an
all-school Christmas party.
"Mother Does the Talkingf' a three-act play, completed the raising of
funds so that they could sponsor the biggest event of the year, the junior-
Seventeen students returned to E. C. H. S. as Usophisticatedl' seniors.
Before long, the enrollment of Jim Robinson evened the group to nine
boys and nine girls in the class.
The long awaited for event of getting to initiate the freshmen arrived.
After this the class began working for booths at Homecoming. They gave
an all-school Valentine party, and then to complete the funds for the
annual, they sponsored the senior play, "The Brain Storm."
1-',F.A 47-4S-4115 Chorus -17'-IS--10-505 4-H 47-
48-495 "Creatures of Impulse" 495 "On Stage"
505 "Mother Does The Talking" 4515 'The Brain
Storm" 505 Echo 50: Echootte 50.
F.H.A. 47-48-49-303 Band 47--18-fl!!-50: Chor-
us 47-'18-49-505 G.A,A. 475 Snwcrvtary-Trvasurer
of Band 405 Cheerleader 45-40-505 Assistant
Editor, Echo:-tte 50: Echo, Editor 50: "Croa-
lures of Impulse" 405 "On Stage" 505 'Mothor
Does The Talking" -195 "The Brain Storm" 505
F.H.A. 47-48-49-501 Band 47-43-49-503 Chor-
us 47--IS-40-50: G.A.A. -17: Vice-President of
485 "Creaturus of Impulse" 495 "On
Stage" 505 "Mother Does The Talking" 493 "The
Brain Storm" 505 Echo 503 Echoctte 50.
'Transferred from Lincoln, 47-48.
F.F.A. -18--105 Sportsmen's Club 48-405 "Mother
Does The Talking" 40: "The Brain Storm" 505
Echo 505 Echoette 505 Game VVarden, Sports-
men's Club 405 Activity E 50.
Transferred from Jeffersonville, Ohio. 50.
Band -IT-48--10-503 Chorus 505 Class President
405 Minstrel 48-40-501 "On Stage" 501 "The
Brain Storm' 505 Echo 50.
Mary C. Tierney
Transferred from Middletown, 48-49.
F.H.A, -IT-48-459-50: Band 47--IS-49-503 Chora
us 47-43-40-503 4-H 47-48-40-50: F.H.A. Par,
liamentarian 495 Class Secretary-Treasurer -Lug
Class Reporter 48: "Creatures of Impulse' 405
"On Stags" 505 "Mother Does Tho Talking" 40:
4'The Brain Storm" 503 Echo 48-49-503 Echo-
ette 505 Activity E 50.
Gladys Van Fossan
F.H.A. 47--iS-49-505 Band 47-43-49-503 Chor-
us 47--iN-49-505 G.A.A. 475 "The Patchwork
Quilt" 47: "Creatures of Impulse" 495 "On
Stage" 505 "Mother Does The Talking" 495
"The Brain Storm" 50: Echo 505 Echoette 50.
F.F.A, 47-48-495 President, Sp0rtsmen's Club
495 Sportsmt-n's Club 47-48-40-505 Class Vice-
President 47-485 Class President 43-505 "Moth-
er Dot-s Thr- Talking" 495 "The Brain Storm"
505 School Photographer 505 Echo 505 Echo
ette 505 Honor E 50.
F.F.A. 47-48-40-505 Chorus 49-505 4-H 47-
48--19-505 F,F.A, Sentinel -18--195 "The Tryst-
ing Place" 475 "Creatures of Impulse" -195 "On
Stage" 50: "The Brain Storm" 505 Echo 505
F.H.A, 47--I8-49-505 Band 47--IS-49-503 Chorus
47-48-49-505 G.A,A, 475 F.HA. Pianist 495 F,
I-LA. Parliamentarian 505 Class Secretary-Treas-
uri-r 505 "The Trysting Place" 475 "The Patch
Wvork Quilt 475 "Creatures of Impulse" 495 "On
Stage" 505 "Mother Does The Talking" 495
"The Brain Storm" 505 Echo 47-49-50: Echo-
ette 49-505 D,A.R. 505 Honor E 505 Activity
Betty N eavill
F.H.A. -I7-48--19-505 Band -IR-49-50: Chorus
47-48-49-505 G.A.A. 475 School Librarian 48-
40-505 "Tho Patchwork Quilt" 47: "Creatures
of Impulse" 495 "On Stage" 505 "The Brain
Storm" 505 Echo 49-505 Echoette 50.
F.F.A, 47--IS-49-50: Spoi'tsmen's Club 47-48-
49-505 Chorus 49-505 Class President 47-485
Class Vice-President 40-50: 4-H 47-48-49-505
"Patchwork Quilt" 475 "Creatures of Impulse"
495 'On Stage" 505 "Mother Does The Talking"
49: "The Brain Storm" 505 Echo 505 Echoette
Editor 505 4-H President 485 F.F.A, President
505 F.F.A. Treasurer 405 Captain of the Bas-
ketball Team 505 Activity E 50.
JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS
First Row: L. Wilham, W. Hickey.
Second Row: J. Grohovsky, D. Hinds.
Nineteen juniors returned to the E. C. H. S. settlement in September, 1949.
The junior play, "Leave It To Goldie," was their first big venture into the field oil
dramatics and finance. This production netted them a profit of 573.
Larry Wilham served as president, Dolores Hinds as vice-president, and Walter
James Hickey as secretary-treasurer.
Several juniors were letter winners in athletics, and some were award Winners
in F. F. A.
The junior-senior prom was held in the auditorium the evening of May 5. Th
theme, "Hitch Your Wagon to a Star," carried out in clever decorations, made the roo
The class was saddened by the death of one of its members, John Pickett, who died
from tetanus, November 9, 1949, just before the junior play was to have been given. The
class sorely missed "Jack's" ready wit, his fun and laughter.
First Row: C. Davis, W. Weidhuner, G. Gieseke, W, Hickey, D. Hinds, L. Wilham, M. Sanders, H. Hall
J. Pickett Cdeceasedb.
Second Row: J. Dennison, P. Thompson, C. Ebbersten, V. Dennison, T. Dains, W. Dennison, D. Boyer
J. Ward, V. Plummer, J. Grohovsky,
F.F.A, 47--18-49-503 Spurtsnlc-n's Vlub -iT-4N-
-L9-501 Chorus 50: 4-ll -EN-,HP-503 "On Stage"
501 "Mother Does Tho Talking" -HD: "The Bruin
Storm" 505 Echo 503 Et-hut-tte 50.
F.H.A. 4T-48-fl!!-50: lmnrl 47-JN-'IEP-505 Chor-
us 47-48-411-Stl: fl.A..X. 47: I-H 47-45-Hill-503
Class Secretary-'l'l-1-asurvx' 47-453 Vice-President
of Band 415: "C1'vntl1x'x-s of Irnpulsn-" 493 "On
Stage" 50: "AIuthPl' Dots The 'I':tlIiing" 405 "Tho
Brain Storm" 503 Echo 505 Echoettc 50.
F.H.A. 47--IN--l!IA5ll3 Band -IN-'Lil-503 Chorus
47-45-lf!-50: G.A.A. 475 F,H.A. President -'ISL
Band Librarian 495 "The Trysting Place-" 47:
"Creatures of Impulse" -UIQ "On Stagt-" 50:
"Matin-r Dol-s The Talking" 405 "Tho Brain
Storm" 505 Sohool I.ibrairian 48g Honor E 50:
Echo -iT--lib-505 Echoettu 50: Activity E 50,
F.F.A. 47-49--19-50: Band -iN-fl!!-503 -I-II -17-
48--19-SOQ F.F.A. S04'l'etal'y 501 Managvl' of
Basketball Team -lil-50: "Tho Brain Storm"
50: Echo 50: Echoette 50.
F.F'.A, -IT--IS--Hi-503 Sprwlsille-11's l'lulr 47-IN-41h
505 Vhorus 50: l4'.F.A lle1m1't4-r 49: F.F.A,
'l'1'vusurcr 50: View-l'rn-sixln-nt Fportsmexfs Ulub
405 Sportsmt-n's l'Iuh Sw-vim-tu1'5' 30: 4-H 4T-4N-
19-Mbq "Tho Trysling l'lavv" -IT: "Moths-r Does
The Talking" 403 "The Bruin Storlrf' 50: "On
Stage" 501 Echo -IU-505 Echuoltc 502 Activity
F.ll.A. -IT-,IN-4!l-50: l'lwl'lls 'IT--Ili-JU: ll,
A.A 473 Sf-hoo! Librarian 50: Noon Prograin
l'lmil'mnu 50: "l'r+-:ttu1'es of Impulsn-" 19: "On
Stage" 503 "Tho Trysting PlaC'e" -IT: "The
Brain Storm" 501 Echo 50: Echoetto 50.
Seated: A. Tierney.
Standing: D. Pankey, M. Neill, P. Awe.
Seventeen sophomores returned to E. C. H. S. this year. The class chose
as officers: president, Paul Aweg vice-president, Donald Pankey, and
secretary-treasurer, Agnes Tierney. Miss Margaret Neill was class sponsor.
At the annual "Homecoming,' the sophomores sold chances on a
basket of groceries, sponsored a shooting gallery, and sold pop. The profit
from this was 358155. With this money the class went to St. Louis. This trip
was the highlight of their year.
The class also sponsored an all-school party, April 24.
First Row: N. Van Fossan, K. Walsh, H. Lanterman, A. Tierney, P. Awe, D. Pankey, M. Olson, W.
Dobey, N. Davis.
Second Row: R. Hubbard, J. Stahl, B. Bertsche, J. D ee, D. Dains, D. Sivert, F. Neavill, B. Bertsche
FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS
First Row: J. Burton, A. Peratt, J. Steller.
Second Row: K. Bradley.
At the beginning of the year, seventeen freshmen were enrolled at E. C. H. S. The
class elected Jack Steller as president, Jim Burton as vice-president, and Alma Peratt as
The first big event was initiation, at which the girls were told to dress as engineers,
and the boys were ordered to wear bakers' suits.
The first profit made by the freshmen was at Homecoming, where their income
totaled S24.02, made by selling popcorn, and having the fish pond and fortune telling
The freshmen gave a "Truth or Consequence" party for the students at E. C. H. S.,
Several of the freshmen were enrolled in band and chorus.
First Row: J. Plummer, S. Hall, W. Hunter, J. Burton, J. Steller, A. Peratt, M. Lee, J. Buttell.
Second IEJWEID. Peddicord, L. Grieme, D. Parks, C. Leftwich, J. Lee, G. Dennison, H. Newman, K.
First Row, left to right: Hn-nry
Huffman, Thomas Tiernn-y, James
McCue, Thomas Hanahan, John
Second Row, left to right: Mark
Hunter, Luo XVnlsh, VVilliam Bone-
part, Ora Byerly, Paul Humph-
Third Row, left to right: Coach
Smith, Javob Oyer, John Doo,
John Merritt, Donald Shaffer,
ATHL Tlcs W
Fir-,t Row, If'ftl'1 riuht: l.nwrm-nee Hann--r, Robert Hahn 'Thomas Dains, John Dee. Jr., William Dc-nnison, Ve
Se-voml Row, left to right: Coach Mull, Raymond Morcker, Jams-s D4-nnison, James Xvarcl, Ford Lanterman, Paul
Awo, Clarenr-0 Davis.
Third Row. left to right: NVaync Stoltz, VValtei' J Hickey, Ronniv Hubbard, Bernard Bertsche, Homer Crowe,
First Row: Clarence Davis, Larry HHYIHSF. James NVard. Raymond Merekvr, Paul
Second Row: Coach Mull, Robert Hahn, Jack Di-e, XVillinm Dennison, Vernellr- Den-
nison, Thomas Dains.
that time. Elkhart tied
with New Holland for
the Championship of
Conference, a n d the
third in the L o g a n
County Tourney. Elk-
hart took high honors
First Row: Clarence Davis, James Vvnrd, VViliiam Dennison, Paul Awe, Homer Crowe,
Second Row: Coach Mull, NValter J. Hickvy, James Dennison, Ford Lanterman, Ber-
nard Bertsehe, Ronnie Hubbard.
The basketball team
enjoyed a successful
season this year, win-
ning 21 out of 29 starts.
In the Williamsville
Invitational they took
second, losing to a
t e a m from Riverton
that was undefeated at
in the Greenview Dis-
trict but were defeat-
ed in the first game of
the Athens Regional
by Mason City.
They won the free
th r 0 W championship
in the Logan County
Tourney with a .561
New Holland .
Waynesville . .
New Berlin .
. 41 27
. 53 45
. 54 44
. 25 49
. 44 50
. 74 30
. 61 41
. 37 30
. 43 51
. 61 67
. 33 36
. 52 37
. 49 36
. 66 33
. 32 35
Atlanta . . 64 38
Mt. Pulaski . . 40 44
Kenney . . 48 30
Beason . - 47 43
Waynesville . . 66 31
Petersburg . . 49 39
Hartsburg . . 46 44
Williamsville . . 40 28
Greenview . . 73 54
Chandlerville . . 46 25
Mason City .... 45 59
Season's Free Throw Cf? . . .578
Elkhart . . . 50.5
Opponents . . 39.6
Vernelle Dennison: Junior guard,
had unusual speed for a tall
player-should have a fine year
Jack Dee: Sophomore center -
strong on defense and rebounds-
developed a good jump shot near
the end of season.
Clarence Davis: Junior guard,
his eye for long range shooting
was unmatched all season.
Bob Hahn: Senior forward, fine
rebounder and consistently faked
his guard out of position for easy
Jim Ward: Junior guard, one of
best defensive men on squad and
an expert at twisting under the
Larry Hanner: Senior guard,
captain and Bohan Free Throw
Winner with a .711 percentage,
showed amazing speed and an un-
canny eye for the basket.
Bill Dennison-Junior forward,
tallest man on the squad and a
strong rebounder - should also
have a fine season coming up.
Raymond Mercker. Senior guard,
small but aggressive, excelled on
rushes and fast breaks.
Tom Dains: Junior forward, pos-
sessed ability of being at the right
place at the right time for re
The Redbird Baseball team had two fair seasons this year, winning
ten and losing seven.
Hahn, Hanner and Payne have been the regular pitchers for the squad.
Four of the lettermen will graduate this year. This means that there
should be several experienced players back next year.
Fall Baseball We
Williamsville . . 23
Mt. Pulaski . 2
New Holland . . 1
Atlanta . . . 22
Hartsburg . . 25
Middletown . . 11
Latham . 8
Spring Baseball We
Springfield . 8
Mt. Pulaski . 2
Latham . . 10
Lanphier . . 4
Williamsville . . 9
Cathedral . . 2
Feitshans . . 1
Beason . . 5
Williamsville? . . 11
Cathedral? .... 0
'District Tourney Games
-saving'-.-..'Q,,mm, . , ..
1950 ECHO STAFF
First Row: S. Hall, M. Tiernny, R, Hahn, I.. T-Innner, L, Brm-nnan. G. King, U. Parks.
ECHO STAFF OF '25
Firm! Row: J, Brennan, H
Reed, T. Hanahan, S. Keays
Sei-ond Row: M. Follls, R. By-
erly, lvl. Lee, T. Tierney, J
Merritt, Y. Lanterman, D
Sapp, A. McCue, V. Svenson
Second Row: W. Hickey, C. Davis. B. Neavill, G. Van Fossan, J. Ball, M. Olson, K, Svenson, M, Sanders, G. Suttory.
Third Row: R, Mercker, W. Siolz, VV. Yard, W. D1-nnison, W. Davis, R. Lamerman, NV. Payne.
F. H. A. OFFICERS
Seated: A. Tierney, M. Olson, N. Van Fos-
Standing: K. Walsh, M. Sanders, G. King,
M. Neill, J. Ball, N. Davis, H. Hall, B.
The Future Homernakers of America under the presidency of Kath-
leen Walsh had 29 members in active club Work during the year. Program
books containing the year's outline of projects were constructed by
Harriett Hall, program chairman. On the pages of these books were listed
the continuous active duties of all members. The girls made a neat profit
from a food sale, ice cream sales, Homecoming concession, and food serving
after basketball games in addition to receiving good training in the serving
of banquets, meals and teas.
First Row: B. Bertsche, M. Sanders, M. Olson, N. Van Fossan, K. Walsh, A, Tierney, G. King, N.
Davis, J. Ball.
Second Row: S. Hall, G. Gieseke, B. Neavill, D. Hinds, L. Brennan, K. Svenson, C. Parks, M. Tierney,
G. Suttory, M. Neill.
Third Row: W. Hunter, M. Lee, J. Plummer, H. Hall, J. Lee, C. Leftwich, D. Parks, A. Peratt, G. Van
Fossan, F. Neavill, J. Buttell.
The officers chosen to head the F. F. A. for the
year 1949-50 were:
President . . . Larry Hanner
Vice-President . . Clarence Davis
Secretary . . . Wayne Stolz
Treasurer . . Raymond Mercker
Reporter . . Walter James Hickey
F. F. A. OFFICERS
First Row: P. Boyer, L. Hanner, R. Mercker.
Second Row: C. Davis, W. Stolz, W. Hickey,
A program of work was set up by the chapter members at the first meeting in
September. The committees and their chairmen were as follows: Supervised Farm Prac-
tice, James Thompsong Leadership, Bill Yard, Cooperation, Ford Lantermang Earning and
Savings, Raymond Merckerg Community Service, Paul Crowe, Conduct of Meeting,
Duane Boyer, Recreation, Larry Wilhamg General Activities, Vernelle Dennisong Schol-
arship, Walter James Hickey.
The annual Parent and Son Banquet, a highlight of the year, was held April 25, in
the high school gymnasium. The speaker of the evening was Rev. Wm. Skadden. At
this banquet sponsored and prepared by Mr. Stumm and his classes, the present and past
F. F. A. members presented him with a gold wrist watch in appreciation of his services
to them throughout the fifteen years of his work in this community.
First Row: R. Lanterman, D. Boyer, W. Hickey, C. Davis, L. Hanner, R. Mercker, W. Stolz, W. Yard.
Second Row: J. Steller, J. Pickett Cdeceasedj, R. Hubbard, C. Ebbersten, V. Dennison, J. Dee, L. Wil-
ham, D. Peddicord, W. Weidhuner.
Third Row: G, Dennison, D. Sivert, P. Awe, B. Bertsche, J. Thompson, D. Dains, L. Grieme, J, Bur-
ton. H. Newman.
E. C. H. S. sent a student, Lynn Greer, to the State Conservation School for high
school students in the summer of 1945. The next fall, following a suggestion from the
State Department of Conservation, the first Jr. Sportsmen's Club was organized, with
16 members, and has been functioning each year since that time.
This year the club has a membership of 25 people who are headed by the following
officers: Mr. Ritchie, adviser, Larry Hanner, president, Clarence Davis, vice-president,
Raymond Mercker, secretary-treasurer, and Larry Wilham, game Warden. Among the
activities during the past year, monthly meetings, conservation movies, and contests were
held to encourage thinking along lines of conservation.
A rifle match was held at the monthly meeting in May. After the smoke cleared
away, Raymond Mercker emerged the first place winner, Ford Lanterman second, and
James Ward, third.
One stride forward made by the club was the collecting of information on how to
get a Senior Club organized in the community, so that alumni would have an organiza-
tion in which to Work after graduation. As a result of this, there is now a Senior Sports-
men's Club of over 200 members, holding monthly meetings at the recreation hall.
First Row: P. Awe, L. Wilham, C. Davis, L. Hanner, R. Mercker, J. Dee, R. Hubbard, W. Dobey.
Second Row: W. Hickey, J. Dennison, R. Lanterman, C. Ebbersten, V. Dennison, T. Dains, W. Davis,
J. Ward, W. Ritchie.
Third Row: H. Lanterman, J. Stahl, L. Grieme, V. Plummer, B. Bertsche, W. Dennison, D. Pankey,
D. Dains, J. Pickett Cdeceasedj.
The Echoette is published bi-monthly and is distributed free, to stu-
dents, faculty, school board, and homes in Elkhart that have no children
in high school.
The staff is made up of seniors except for the two issues before the
senior play. These, the juniors published and did an exceptionally good
job. One of the junior issues was a color issue for Easter.
The Echoette issues, of the first semester, received a rating of "good"
by the N. S. P. A. of which it is a member. The Echoette is also a member
of the N. D. P. A. and received an HA".
The mailing list consists of 45 names of former graduates of E. C. H. S.
and school exchanges.
Miss Lucy Giger and Mr. Joe Grohovsky are sponsors of the paper.
Flrst Row: M. Tierney, R. Hahn, L. Hanner, L. Brennan, G. King, C. Parks.
Second Row: J. Grohovsky, B. Neavill, G. Van Foss an, J. Ball, K. Swenson, G. Suttory, L. Giger
Row: R. Mercker, W. Stolz, W. Yard, W. Davis, R. Lanterman, W. Payne.
G. King, N. Van Fossan, C. Parks
K. Walsh, accompanist.
Twenty-nine girls became members of the choir this fall.
Every girl helped in some way towards the production of the operetta,
The girls' trio consisting of Gloria King, second sopranog Charlene
Parks, first soprano, and Norma Van Fossan, alto, sang at the Mother's
Tea, club programs, and other community and school activities.
The entire chorus sang at the spring concerts at Lincoln and Elkhart.
Charlene Parks sang a solo at baccalaureate services, and Gloria King
played a piano solo at graduation.
Gloria King and Kathleen Walsh were accompanists for this choir of
First Row: B. Bertsche, M. Sanders, M. Olson, N. Van Fossan, K. Walsh, A. Tierney, J. Ball, N. Davis.
Second Row: K. Bradley, S. Hall, G. Gieseke, B. Neavill, D. Hinds, L. Brennan, K. Svenson, C, Parks,
M. Tierney, G. Suttory, J. Buttell.
Third Row: W. Hunter. M. Lee, J. Plummer, H. Hall, J. Lee, C. Leftwich, D. Parks, A. Peratt, G. Van
Fossan, F. Neavill, G. King, accompanist.
Y BOYS' QUARTET
L. Hanner, V. Dennison, J. Ward, W. Payne.
G. King, accompanist.
Twenty-six boys joined the chorus group the fall of 1949.
The boys took part in several events this year, which included the
operetta, "On Stage," and sang in both of the spring concerts at Lincoln
and at Elkhart.
A boys, quartet which consisted of Willard Payne, Larry Hanner,
James Ward and Vernelle Dennison was organized.
Gloria King was accompanist for the chorus this year.
First Row: J. Dennison, R. Lanterman, W. Payne, J. Ward, L. Hanner, R. Mercker, W. Hickey, C. Davis
Second Row: K. Bradley, C. Ebbersten, J. Dee, D. Pankey, V. Dennison, T. Dains, D. Peddicord, L
Grieme, J. Burton.
Third Row: H. Lanterman, P. Awe, B. Bertsche, J. Thompson, W. Dennison, W. Yard, D. Dains, W
Dobey, H. Newman, J. Steller, G. King, accompanist.
The fall of this year brought about several changes in the music department. One
was the appearance of a uniformed band. The members started working last year to raise
money, by picking up corn and having an ice cream social in order to buy new uniforms.
The school board backed the band personnel's efforts by advancing part of the
money for red wool coats and caps which the students wore with white trousers.
Throughout the year the band members and their mothers Worked to repay this
loan which is now three-fourths paid.
The crowd voted to enter the district contest at Lincoln where they received a first
division rating and were entitled to go to the state contest at Macomb.
Here, in competition with 19 bands, they received a fourth division rating.
The band has improved and accomplished a great many things for a young band,
and they and their instructor are to be commended for their concerts, their march for-
mations at games, and their solo work.
"On Stagel' is a story of people, of their beliefs,
of their fun, their problems, and
their feelings for one another. It is the pitting of good against selfishness, of sincerity
All of this takes place in the everyday happenings of the cast and the director of
a New York musicale in rehearsal.
CProducer7 . .
. CDirectorJ . .
. fStage Artist! .
' CDance Teamj . . .
. . fPromising young singerj
. . . QSinger and Philosopherl
J. D. Roberts .
George Mason .
Johnson . .
Miss Lane .
Jim . . .
Kathy . . .
Ginny Erwin .
Jack Andes .
Foreman of Stage
Mack, his helper
Dick Martin .
. . . fDancerJ . . . .
fVicacious newcomer to
the theaterl . . .
. CPast-successful career
Jeanne Townsend . .
Bernard Bertsche, Bernadine Bertsche, Jim Burton,
Jeanette Buttell, Thomas Dains, Clarence Davis, Jean
Davis, Bill Dennison, Georgeann Gieseke, Leo Grieme,
Harriet Hall, Walter James Hickey, Dolores Hinds, Wanda
Hunter, Ford Lanterman, Joan Lee. Mary Ann Lee, Carol
Ann Leftwich, Betty Neavill, Frances Neavill, Harry
Newman, Donald Pankey, Dean Peddicord, Alma Peratt,
James Robinson, Margaret Sanders, James Thompson,
Agnes Tierney, Gladys Van Fossan.
The music was by such notables as George
by Amelia Darby, lighting effects and stage set
. Raymond Mercker
. Willard Payne
. Henry Lanterman
. Gwen Suttory
. James Ward
' . Kathleen Walsh
. . Charlene Parks
. . Vernelle Dennison
. Carl Ebbersten
. Marshall Dennison
. Larry Hanner
. Norma Van Fossan
. Gloria King
Shirley Hall, Julia Plummer, Mary A.
Olson, Joyce Ball, Lois Brennan, Karen
Svenson, Mary C. Tierney, James Den-
nison, Jack Stellar, Paul Awe, Bill Yard,
Jack Dee, David Dains, Wayne Dobey.
Gershwin and Irving Berlin, the dances
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by members of the Music depart
"On Stage" was written by Kathryn Bradley and was directed by its author.
Goldy, vivacious, original, full of ideas and the genius to execute them, not glam
orous, but pretty in a carefree, natural way, creates plenty of laughs.
With Mother expecting relatives, Dad planning a big business conference, and Sis
announcing her engagement, all agree on one thing-Get Goldy Out of the House'
MR. HABERFIELD .
BUZZ BAKER .
PINTO . . .
MR. FLOWER .
DR CYRUS ROSCOE
FLOTO . .
"GLORY TO GOLDY"
Cast of Characters
. TOMMY DAINS
WALTER J. HICKEY
. LARRY WILHAM
. HARRIET HALL
MARY ANN OLSON
. JAMES WARD
. HOMER CROWE
During the year of 1950 the senior class presented the annual class play, "The
Brain Stormf' a comedy in three acts. This play was written by Betty Knapp and pub-
lished by the Row, Peterson Company. Actors in the cast were as follows:
WILLOUGHBY ADAMS ..,... WILLARD PAYNE
A shy but likable boy
INNER WILLY ..... RAYMOND MERCKER
Willoughby's inner self
CHUCK MARTIN ..... . JIM ROBINSON
College 'ismart alec"
HARVEY DOWNS . . . . BOB HAHN
JOHNNY NEWTON ,..... LARRY HANNER
RALPH JONES ....... BILLY YARD
Professed friends of Willoughby's
COACH LLOYD .... . . BILL DAVIS
Football coach with a temper
HANK JOHNSON ...... WAYNE STOLZ
Husky football player
SALLY BISHOP ........ JOYCE BALL
A pert, energetic, and ambitious girl
AUNT LOUISE ....... LOIS BRENNAN
AUNT OLGA ..... KAREN SVENSON
AUNT HESTER , ..... . GLORIA KING
Wi1loughby's devoted aunts
MARYBELLE TURNER ...... MARY C. TIERNEY
A dull, plain, uninteresting species of womanhood
LOTTIE ...,.... GLADYS VAN FOSSAN
MARION ........ GWEN SUTTORY
KEN . FORD LANTERMAN
KAY . ....... BETTY NEAVILL
DOROTHY ....... CHARLENE PARKS
Enthusiastic rooters for the football team
Senior Class Play
Junior Class Play
The Honor E society was organized in 1938
to encourage students to maintain a high schol-
astic average. To qualify for having one's name
engraved on the Bohan Scholarship Plaque, a
senior must maintain at least a 3.25 average for
the first three and one-half years of his high
school work. At that time a silver honor E is
given to him. At graduation, if this scholastic
average has not been dropped below the re-
quired figure, the silver pin is exchanged for a
gold one which the student may keep. At an
assembly held Friday, April 21, Gloria King,
Charlene Parks, and Billie Davis were given
their silver honor "E,s".
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Activity "E's" were awarded to Larry Hanner, Gloria King, Charlene Parks, Ray-
mond Mercker, and Mary C. Tierney at an assembly, April 21. These students have par-
ticipated in enough extra-curricular activities to earn 90 or more points throughout their
four years of high school training. Points are given for holding offices in clubs, of classes,
dramatics, school paper, and yearbook, participating in chorus and band, operettas, or
taking part in projects for which
no other awards are presented.
The "E's', this year have been
changed from the felt type suit-
able to be worn only on sweaters
or sportswear to a neat sterling
silver pin that can be worn eith-
er as a lapel or scatter pin.
First Row: A. Smith, I. Stout, M. Tierney, D. Payne, S. Smith.
Second Row: H. Van Fossan, V. Yokum, E. Boyer, D. Hinds, M. Dee, A. Yokum.
Third Row: V, Lanterman, Principal, L. McMillan, F. Payne, A. Hogan, J, Dennison, N. Gieseke.
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First Row: D. Gleason, E. Sapp, D. Dennison, V, Van Fossan, J. Dee, D. Lanterman, C. Drake
Second Row: R. Shawgo, J. Miller, J. Smith, G. Yird, F. Buckles, B. Radtke, M. Egnew.
Third Row: V Lanterman, R. Curry, J. Greer, B. Leininger, R. Miller, D. Hunter, R. Dennison
We, the class of 1950, being of sound mind and
body, do hereby make and publish our last will and
To the School-We, the seniors, leave chances for
championship during noon-hour tournaments, now that
we will be gone.
To the Faculty-We, the seniors, leave hope that
other classes will bring as much knowledge to their
classes and set as good an example as we have.
To the Juniors-We, the seniors, leave our desks in
assembly and our second-hand term papers.
To the Sophomores-We, the seniors, leave our
clear thinking and good sportsmanship.
To the Freshmen-We, the seniors, leave our
astounding parliamentary procedure for class meetings.
I, Joyce Ball, will my seat in the study hall to
Duane Boyer so he may also have fun in Coach's
fourth period study hall.
I, Lois Brennan, will my ability to answer "pre-
pared" in history class and get by with it to any junior
who wants to take the chance.
I, Billie Davis, will my transportation business from
Lanterman's store to the high school to Jack Stahl.
I,Bob Hahn, will my ability to type stencils to
I, Larry Hanner, will my ability to get along with
"Joe'l to anyone who'll not go too far.
I, Gloria King, will my desk in study hall to Ver-
nelle Dennison. It's mighty handy to the radiator on
cold days, Vernelle.
I, Ford Lanterman, will my ability to sit quietly
in business arithmetic class to anyone with lots of
I, Raymond Mercker, will my job of getting "ads"
to Walter J. Hickey.
I, Betty Neavill, will my excellent typing speed to
I, Charlene Parks, will my singing ability to Agnes
Tierney. Have lots of fun, especially in the operettas,
I, Willard Payne, will my good behavior to anyone
I, Wayne Stolz, will my ability for perfect typing
to Ronnie Hubbard.
I, Gwen Suttory, leave my love for E. C. H. S. to
Alma Peratt and my athletic ability to Shirley Hall.
I, Karen Svenson, will my ability to break my
glasses once a month to "Annie,' Olson. It comes in
handy for getting out of typing, "Annie".
I, Mary Tierney, will my name "Magpie" to Whom-
ever Mr. Grohovsky decides should carry on the name.
I, Gladys Van Fossan, will my position as official
candy box carrier to anyone in the senior class who
wishes to carry it every day.
I, Bill Yard, leave my job as ninth period librarian
to Vernon Plummer.
I, Jim Robinson, being of sound mind fthat's de-
batablej do hereby will my ability to get along with
teachers, to Tommy Dains.
Just Looking Ahead a Few Years,
I Can See-
Joyce Ball--by the year, 1960, will be
sole owner of Ball's Confectionery, a com-
pany making candy of all kinds. Joyce is
Lois Brennan-editor-in-chief of the
Brennan News-Gazette, a paper devoted to
Bill Davis-the president and main
stockholders of the Davis Bros. Trucking
and Baling Company.
Bob Hahn-captain of his own basket-
ball team, having completed two years of
play. Record-97 wins, 3 losses.
Larry Hanner-major league pitcher of
baseball for two years. His record-32 Wins
and 5 losses.
Gloria King-a hostess for American
Airlines. She's just completed her 10,000
Ford Lanterman-head herdsman for
the great 'tLanterman Hog Enterprises?
Ray Mercker-will be farming 798
acres in 1961. He has 22 tractors just to
mention part of his equipment.
Betty Neavill-Betty will be judged the
best cartoonist of the United States in 1960.
Charlene Parks-soon to open a busi-
ness offering for sale the best in Women's
styles. The store just built cost 33,000,000
"Spud" Payne-signed a contract to
sing in the Metropolitan opera as a deep
bass. Quite a voice change, "Spud"
Jim Robinson-enjoying himself in a
large office of a great insurance company
in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Bill Yard-making a fortune from his
thousand-acre ranch in Texas.
Gladys Van Fossan-Working in an of-
fice as secretary of the one and only mov-
ing picture producers-Metro Goldwyn
Mary Tierney-working as a stenogra-
pher for the Governor of Indiana.
Karen Svenson-enjoying a very suc-
cessful year after starring in a moving pic-
ture named, "Lovable Karen."
Gwen Suttory-playing ball with the
Girls' All Stars from New York.
Wayne Stolz-living comfortably on a
farm east of Elkhart, which he shares with
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HIPPERS OF GRAIN
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J. P. King, Manager.
Hardware and Implements
PHONE WILLIAMSVILLE 5205
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We Win for Service
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114 S. Chicago St.
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For complete automotive service, re-
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SEV NTY TWO
With each year of constant progress and faithful adherence
to the traditions of Originality and Distinction Pontiac
remains the Master Engravers to Americas Schools.
The Pontiac proven technique of modern methods of
reproduction by experienced craftsmeng the employment of
the most modern precision equipmentg the artistic abilities
of our art and layout departments are Pontiac helps in
publishing a successful yearbook.
of the personnel of the Pontiac School Publications
Division are proud of their participation in the publication
of your yearbook and express their appreciation for the
splendid cooperation by your staflf
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Telephone HA ymarket 1-1000
May 8, 1950.
Dear Echo Staff:
A little child has grown up. The Echo celebrates its twenty-fifth birthday.
Congratulations to all of those who have devoted their time and effort to promulgate
the Echo down through the years.
May the next twenty-five years be successful and may we all be on hand to
celebrate the golden anniversary.
E. C. H. S. 1925.
1331 Elmdale Avenue
A Chicago 40, Illinois.
May 10, 1950.
Dear Echo Staff: .
I don't know exactly what kind of a note you wanted me to write, but I am
happy to send you a note for what itls worth. Your letter just arrived, even though
it was dated April 30th. I am really glad to think after all these years that good old
Elkhart High would like to hear from an old "Gradt', and I do mean old!
It certainly has been a pleasure to pick up the ECHO year after year and read
about the young people of Elkhart and community as they enter and complete their
high school education.
It has always been very evident that everyone enjoys the ECHO heartily, and
it gives me a great deal of pleasure to know that I served on the staff of that first
edition of the ECHO, and to know it has continued uninterrupted for all these years.
JOHN BRENNAN, 1926.
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The Echo is anticipated, and planned ior, by all
classes as soon as they enter the high school as fresh-
During this year the seniors have earned money
ior the Echo in various Ways. They sold popcorn,
candy, Coca-Cola at the basketball games and, in-
deed, at every conceivable opportunity. Greeting
cards are sold the year 'round, and in the latter part
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