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THE ELSTONIANELSTONIAN STAFF SELWYN HORAN LAWRENCE GINTHER EDWARD WILLIAMS MARGARET HAVILAND JOHN CORRELL MURIEL HILLMAN DOROTHY WEAR CORINE GREENBERG RUSSELL SCHOFIELD SARAH FRANCIS ORR EVELYN MORITZ HARRIET SAVAGE AURA KIRKThe ELSTONIAN Published IN THE YEAR 1926 Dif the SENIOR CLASS °f M. C. H. S. at MICHIGAN CITY, INDIANAFOREWORD We are aware that our ELSTONIAN is not a literary masterpiece and that it may not stand the test of severe criticism, yet we know we have worked faithfully and hard to portray the student life of our school as it is and to make this book acceptable to you, our friends and schoolmates. We have endeavored to make a record which shall truthfully contain our happy school life and preserve the many pleasures we have known. If this book shall in days to come help to bring back pleasant memories to our classmates or serve as a slight reward to those who have so faithfully labored to give us the advantage of learning—if we have done this—then we have succeeded in our efforts. THE EDITOR.DEDICATION TO OUR PARENTS WHO HAVE MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO OBTAIN A HIGHER EDUCATION, WE SINCERELY DEDICATE THIS EDITION OF THE ELSTONIAN.Page 6 THE ELSTONIAN ISAAC C. ELSTON Closely connected with the early history of Michigan City is the name of Major Isaac C. Elston for whom our high school was named. An interesting statement occurs in “The History of Michigan City;” namely, “Michigan City was laid out by Isaac C. Elston in 1832.” We find, in this history, mention of a document setting apart ground for the first public school in the city and signed by Isaac C. Elston, proprietor of Michigan City. The Elston school occupies the oldest building used for public school purposes in the city, and it stands on the lot donated to the city for educational uses by Major Elston in 1833. The recorded original plot of the city carries the following donation, among others given by Major Elston for public purposes: “One acre of ground at the extreme lower end of Spring Street and opposite the eastern end of Wood Street.” This ground was the city cemetery for thirty years. About 1862 the city purchased the tract of land now occupied by Greenwood cemetery; in later years when a high school was to be built, this plot of ground was used for the erection of the Isaac C. Elston High School. We are indebted to Major Elston for the deep interest he took in promoting education in those early days of our city’s history.THE ELSTONIAN Page 7 MICHIGAN CITY IN 1840 During the course of the erection of our new high school building, the local Rotary Club became interested in the question of a suitable decoration for the interior of the building. To carry out the intent of the club a committee of Rotarians was appointed, and after considering all possibilities it was decided to approach Robert Crafton, the well known artist, with the purpose of interesting him in the project. Michigan City is fortunate in being Mr. Grafton’s home and in the further fact that this gifted artist is interested heart and soul, in building up in the coming generation of his fellow townsmen, an appreciation of and a love for art. Seeing the opportunity offered, to accomplish this end through a suitable mural study placed before the students of the high schooi, Mr. Grafton generously offered to execute such a painting without charge for his services. After various subjects had been considered, it was decided to undertake the presentation of a scene from the early history of Michigan City. It was decided to make the theme of the painting that of activitv at the harbor entrance in the early days of the city’s life. Mr. Grafton has kept close to historical facts in this painting which lends charm and beauty to our study hall. Michigan City is fortunate in having a live Rotary Club and an outstanding artist who shows his generous willingness to give his time and skill for the good of his fellow citizens.The SchoolTHE F.LSTONIAN Page 9 OLDEST SCHOOL Fifty five years ago in 1871 three young ladies, Mary F. Behan, Alice Brett, arid Sarah Farrar received their diplomas after completing a three years’ course in High School. They were the first graduating class in the Old Elston High School at Fourth and Pine Street. Every year since then except 1874 and 1885 there have been a graduating class. This makes fifty three classes to date. This year’s class consists of ninety five boys and girls. Mr. S. E. Miller was the first superintendent. This old building was used till 1876. By 1876 the number of students had increased so greatly that a new school had to be built. The old Central school was built in that year. Mr. J. C. Black succeeded Mr. S. E. Miller as superintendent. The next superintendent was Edward Boyle. It was during his term of office in 1896 that the building was seriously damaged by fire and the classes of the school were moved and held in Barker hall until the present Central building was reconstructed. Mr. Keeler, the present superintendent, took the office in 1904.Page I 0 THE ELSTONIAN THE ISAAC C. ELSTON HIGH SCHOOL The school building erected in 1909 on the corner of Detroit and Spring Streets became the second Michigan City High School. It was named in honor of Isaac C. Elston, a very prominent and worth v pioneer of this city. A year after its erection it became of use to the youths of our growing town. Prom 1910 until very recently this edifice served its our-pose, and has each Spring turned out a class of graduates. But Michigan City has not stopped in growth and progress. The same cause that called this High School into existence has also now given it another place. Today Isaac C. Elston High School is known as the Junior High School.THE ELSTON1AN Page I I THE NEW M. C. H. S. Michigan City’s third high school was constructed in 1924 on what had previously been the school playgrounds. It is a splendid three story building containing all the necessary offices and class rooms, but lacking an auditorium. The assembly room has a seating capacity of two hundred and seventy. Though it has robbed the children of one of their pleasures, it has done away with the over-crowded conditions found in the city’s schools. Of the three high schools this one is the most satisfactory for the present student body which numbers about seven hundred and ten. School opened in this building in the fall of 1925, and the Class of ’26 has the honor of being the first class to graduate from this new high school.Page 1 2 THE ELSTONIAN THE BOARD OF EDUCATION At this time it is most important that a few words be spoken for the S' hool Board. Although we are not brought into daily contact with the members of this Board, still they form a very important part of our school life Their work is of the highest importance and the members are all highly qualified for the positions they hold. The organization of the Board is as follows. Pres., Mr. Mack Sec’y., Mr. Alhgrim Treas., Mr. HuttonTHE ELSTONIAN Page I 3 MR. KEELER During the many years in which Mr. Keeler has been superintendent, the schools of Michigan City have made great progress in organization and efficiency. His regime has been unusually successful and he has been a true friend to every member of the class of ’26. We sincerely regret the departure of our superintendent and good friend, Mr. Keeler.Page 14 THE ELSTONIAN MISS SHEPHERD Our class had no better friend during out high school career. Her high ideals and lofty thoughts have been an inspiration to us all. “lo those who know her not, no words can paint; And those who know her, know all words are faint.”THE ELSTONIAN Page 1 5 MR. MURRAY Michigan City is very fortunate in having as principal, Mr. Murray, a man of sterling qualities and long experience in high school work. Perhaps no high school position is more trying than Mr. Murray’s but he has filled it with remarkable dignity and success. He is a true friend to everyone.Page I 6 THE ELSTONIAN MELLIE LUCK French, English A. B. Indiana University RALPH E. TIEFEL CORA MAY NAFK Music Northwestern LOYAL H. TINGLE THE ELSTONIAN Page 1 7 MABEL ENGSTROM History A. B. Indiana University HELEN A. SOUTHGATE Science, Mathematics A. B. University of Illinois FLORENCE PALM Household Arts Valparaiso University LILLIE M. WALTON Geometry, Trigonometry A. B. Oberlin College GOLDIE A. SHEPHERD English B. S. Miami University ALICE L. BELL Commercial Subjects RUSSELL B. TROYER Chemistry, Physics A. B. Indiana UniversityPage 1 8 THE ELSTONIAN ELIZABETH JUNGNICKEL English A. B. Baldwin-Wallace College JANE G. M. RUSSELL Latin University of Chicago A. B. University of Michigan A. M. EDITH VOREES History, Writing MAGDALENE M. SCHMITH HistoryTHE ELSTONI AN Page 1 9 NELLIE STIPP English A. B. Western College WI LHELM INA MUNSON Commercial Subjects A. B. Western College K. O. SCHAEFFER Machine Shop Valparaiso University PAUL S. CONN EL Woodworking Indiana State Normal Page 20 THE ELSTONIAN MILDRED A. SMITH Home Economics Supervisor B. S. Northwestern University FRANCES SEBESTA Physical Education Chicago Normal School GORDON C. APPLEBEE Chemistry. Botany A. B., B. S. University of Iowa ANDREW GILL Physical Education A. B. Indiana UniversityI ClassesTHE ELSTONIAN Page 2 1 SeniorsPage 22 THE ELSTONIAN SELWYN HORAN ................................. Editor-in-Chlef LAWRENCE G1NTHER............................. Business Manager EDWARD WILLIAMS .......................... Circulation Manager MARGARET HAVILAND ........................ Advertising Manager JOHN CORRELL ..................................... Art Editor MURIEL HILLMAN ........................ Assistant Art Editor DOROTHY WEAR ............................. Faculty and Classes CORINE GREENBERG .................................... Literary RUSSELL SCHOFIELD .................................. Athletics SARAH FRANCES ORR .....................................Alumni EVELYN MORITZ ...................................... Calendar HARRIET SAVAGE ........................................ Jokes AURA KIRK ......................................... Snapshots ELSTONIAN STAFFTHE ELSTONIAN Page 23 GINTHER HORAN WILLIAMS KARPEN Pres. Vice Pres. Sec'y Treas. SENIOR CLASS Way back in ’22 there was an expansion for a number of pioneers. Elston was selected as their new settlement. They were welcomed to this ground by former settlers with a rousing war dance. The next year a similar reception was given by them to new comers to the land. The following year they had overcome much of the strangeness of their surroundings and started reaching out in the wilderness for greater things to accomplish. ihey gave to their world a play worthy of their more educated eastern brothers, ihey bade farewell to departing comrades with another of their famous dances. About this time, becoming restless of old haunts, they moved to unexplored and beautiful new grounds. How strange, how unnatural they were to these hardy pioneers; but they soon adapted themselves to their new surroundings. Many old faces were gone (lost while crossing the plains) but new ones came up. The new community started their settlement right by advocating and finally securing self government. Many bold things have these frontiersmen planned—for instance a play. I fear I failed to mention the leaders of this group. They chose as the driver and guide of their caravan, Lawrence Ginther and Miss Shepherd. In all good communities there is a trusty person to care for the treasury and one to record their meetings. These were put in the able hands of Jane Karpen and Edward Williams. In case Mr. Ginther was killed by Indians during the transit Sel-wyn Horan was to take his place. Good bye! Old pioneers! You in your work have established a high standard. May you ever keep it when leaving your present hunting ground to go forth seeking new worlds to conquer. 41Page 24 THE ELSTONIAN LAWRENCE BENSON Basketball 3-4; Football Squad 4, B. A. A. JANE KARPEN G. A. A. 1-4; Boosters 1; Music Club 3-4; Forum 3-4; Vice-Pres. of Forum 3; Treas. of Dramatics 3, 2-4; Latin Club 4; Civics Club 3-4; Senior Play; Officers Club. LEONARD LANDW1RTH Vice-President Dramatics Club 4; Pres. Dramatics 3; Comet Staff; Music Club; B. A. A. EVALYN MORITZ Elstonian Staff; Boosters 1; G. A. A. 1-3; Music Club 1-4. Treas. 2; “Black-friars’'; Forum 4; Civics 4; Latin Club; Legislature 4; Officers’ Club 4; Junior Play; Glee Club. FRED FLOTOW B. A. A.; Commerce Club; Track 3. GENEVIEVE KACZMARCZYK G. A. A.; Civics Club; French Club. JAMES GLEASON Hi-Y; Forum; Boosters; Civics Club; Debating Team 1-3-4; Oratorical Contest 3; Third in District Oratory 3; Lightweight Football 1-3; and B. A. A. HAZEL KRAMER Commerce Club; President of G. A. A. 4; Basketball 2-4; Capt. 4.THE ELSTONIAN Page 25 DOROTHY A. WEAR Music Club 1; G. A. A.; Forum 3-4; Civics Club 3: Treas. of Commerce Club 4; President of Officers’ Club 4; Elstonian Staff; Latin Club 1; Music Memory Contest 4. JOHN S. ANDERSON Crimson Comet Staff: Treas. Hi-Y 4; Debating Team 4; Forum; B. A. A.: Boosters Club; Dramatics Club. HARRIET SAVAGE Forum 1-4; Sec'y of Forum 3; Latin Club 1-4; French Club 4; G. A. A. 1-4; Commerce Club 4; Civics Club 4; Officers’ Club 4; Elstonian Staff; Dramatics Club 2-4; Music Club 4; Boosters 1-4. JOHN CRUMPACKER Fooball 3-4; Track 2-4; Class President 2; Editor of Crimson Comet 3-4; Officers’ Club 4. MABEL PRIEST Music Club 3; G. A. A. 4; Forum 3; Commerce Club 4; Glee Club 3-4; Civics Club 3. HAROLD C. JOHANSEN B. A. A.; Civics Club; Radio Club. EVA ZINK G. A. A.; Commerce Club 4; Forum; Latin Club; Social Committee; Officers’ Club 4 WILLIAM F. KILLINGBECK B. A. A. 1-4; Latin Club; Junior Play; Orchestra; Football 2-4; Boys’ Glee Club 4; Freshmen Football Team 1.Page 26 THE ELSTONIAN LOUIS MROSS B. A. A. 1-4; Civics Club 3-4; Comet Staff 3-4; Hi-Y 3-4. MARGARET L. HAVILAND Comet Staff 2-4; Pres, of Music Club 3-4; Forum: Treas. of Forum 4; Elstonian Staff; Declamation Contest 2-3; Girls Council 3; Vicc-Pres. of Civics Club 3-4; Dramatics Club; Commerce Club 4; Officers' Club 4. LAWRENCE GINTHER President of Senior Class 4; President Forum 3-4; Student Council 4; Junior Play; Senior Play; Elstonian Staff; Debating Team 3-4; Vice-Pres. of Officers' Club 4; Hi-Y Club 3-4; Civics Club 2-4; B. A. A. 1-4; Glee Club 2; Dramatics Club 3-4; Boosters’ Club 2; Secretary Hi-Y Club 4; Commerce Club 4; "Cynthia’s Strategy" 2. HELEN BARTHOLOMEW G. A. A.; Glee Club 3; Dramatics Club 2-4; Pres, of Dramatics 4; Boosters' Club 3-4, Treas. 3; Forum 3-4; Civics Club 3-4; Latin Club 4; Officers' Club 4. MARSHALL GINTHER Debating Team 3-4; Forum 3-4; Crimson Comet Staff 4; Junior Play 3; Civics Club 3-4; Dramatics Club 3-4; Hi-Y 4; Glee Club 4; Commerce Club 4. FRANCES MARTIN Junior Play; Glee Club Operetta 3; G. A. A.; Girls' Basketball Team 3; Forum 1; Senior Play 4. MARVIN PETERSON B. A. A. HILDA WENDT G. A. A.; Forum; Commerce Club; French Club; Pres, of French Club. THE ELSTON1AN Page 27 LAURA BLOOMQUIST Commercial Club; G. A. A.; Glee Club; Latin Club; Commerce Club; Civics Club; “Miss Cherryblossom"; Junior Play; “Cynthia’s Strategy. HENRY STELTER Council 4; Art Appreciation Club 4. CORINE E. GREENBERG G. A. A.; Commerce Club 4; Forum 3-4; Latin Club 3; Social Committee; Elstonian Staff 4. EDWARD HI BBS Latin Club; Dramatics Club; Forum; Commerce Club; B. A. A. MELBA SWANSON Commerce Club; Music Club; G. A. A. RAY COCHRAN B. A. A. 1 -2-3-4; Commerce Club 4; Baseball 3; Track 2-3-4; Basketball 2-3; Boosters 2-3-4; Hi-Y 3-4. ANNE MORRIS Glee Club 2; G. A. A. Sec y 4: Forum 4; Comet Staff 4; Officers’ Club, Sec’y and Treas. 4; Civics Club Sec’y 4; Girls’ basketball 3; Booster 4. RUSSELL SCHOFIELD Hi-Y 4; B. A. A. 1-2-3-4; Dramatic 3; Policeman 4; Legislature 4; Civics Club 3-4; Boys’ Glee Club 4; Forum 3-4; Comet 3-4; Debating 3-4; Oratory 3-4; Junior Play 3; Football 3-4; Track 3-4; Officers Club 4.Page 28 THE ELSTONIAN ELTON SMITH Crimson Comet Staff; Officers’ Club; Civics Club; Commerce Club 4; B. A. A.; Sec’y and Treas. of Hl-Y; Tennis 3. AURA KIRK Music Club 3; Glee Club 4; Glee Club Operetta 3; Junior Play; G. A. A. 1-4; Boosters 4; Dramatics 4; Yell Leader 4; Commerce Club 4; Officers’ Club 4. HERMAN HITZ B. A. A. DOROTHY SPRENCEL G. A. A.; Music Club; Commercial Club; Forum; Girls Citizenship League. LAWRENCE WI NEMAN Hi-Y; B. A. A. KARIN BLOM Oak Park High School 1-2; Commerce Club 4; Latin Club 4; Treas. Latin Club 4; Civics Club 4; Champ Volley Ball Team Captain 3; Student Council 4; Officers’ Club 4; Treas. Junior Class 3; G. A. A. 3; Girls’ Student Government 3. ♦THE ELSTONIAN Page 29 ALICE KRAMER Latin Club 1-4; Dramatics Club 3-4; Glee Club 3-4; Music Club 3; Forum 4 ; G. A. A. 2-4; Commerce Club 4; Junior Play; Dramatic Club Play 3; Declamatory Contest 3; Glee Club Operetta 4; Chairman of Finance Committee and Chairman of Program Committee. ABE SLAVIN B. A. A.; Boys’ Glee Club; Commercial Club: Forum; Civics Club; Lightweight Football: Freshmen Football: Senior Legislature; Senior Play. LOUISE VETTERLY G. A. A.; Commercial Club; Commerce Club. EDWARD WILLIAMS Vlce-Pres. of Freshmen Hi-Y Club 1; Glstonian Staff; Crimson Comet Staff 2-4; Vice-Pres. of Hi-Y Club 3: Vice-Pres. of Junior Class 3; Sec’y Senior Class 4; Sec’y of Civics Club 3; Junior Play; Tennis Team 3; Band 3; Hi-Y Club: B. A. A.; Commerce Club 4; Civics Club 3-4; Dramatics Club 3; Officers’ Club 4. ROBERTA MACK Forum 2-4; Latin Club 4; G. A. A. 2-4; Civics Club 4; Music Club; Dramatics Club: Commerce Club 4; Glee Club; Senior Play. JACK HARRISON B. A. A. HAZEL MELL Commerce Club; Music Club; G. A. A. ROGER WARD B. A. A. 1-2; Lightweight Foot ball 2-4. Captain 4.FRANCIS LEGGET Basketball 1-4; Baseball 2-3; B. A. A. ) 1-4; Commerce Club 4. IONE WILCOX G. A. A. 1-4; “Cheer Up” 1; Music Club 2-4; Dramatic Club 3-4; “Honor Bright” 3; Glee Club 2-3; Civics Club 4; Forum 3-4; Latin Club 3-4. Page 30 THE ELSTONIAN HARRY RUBIN DOROTHY MISENER G. A. A.; Latin 3-4; Commerce Club. Pres. 4; Forum 1-2-4; Girls’ Council 3; Dramatics Club 2-3, Sec’y; First Student Council 3; Junior Play 3; Declamation Contest 3: Civics Club 3-4; French Club 2-3; Comet Staff 3; Debating; 3-4; Champion Volley Ball Team 3; Senior Play; Officers’ Club 4. IRVIN SHON Hi-Y; Football 3; Basketball 3: Track 3. MARY V A LETT A ALLBRIGHT Dramatics Club 2-4; Forum 3-4; Treas. of Dramatics Club 4; Latin Club 1-4; French Club 4; G. A. A.; Commerce Club 4; Music Club 3; Glee Club 2-3; “Cheer Up” 2; Civics Club 4; Officers’ Club. LOUIS KALAMARIS Football 4; Pres. Latin Club 4; Sec’y French 4; Hi-Y Club; Boys’ Glee Club 4; Civics Club; Comet Staff; B. A. A.: Senior Play; Officers’ Club 4. DORIS KARPEN G. A. A. 1-4; Forum 2-3; Latin Club 2-4; Dramatics Club 2-4; Sec’y of Dramatics 4; Commercial Club 4; Music Club 2-4; Officers’ Club.THE ELSTONI AN Page 3 I EUNICE HUNZIKER G. A. A.; Commerce Club; French Club 4. PAUL KRUEGER Football 2-3; Baseball 1-2; Hi-Y; B. A. A.; Student Council; Student Legislature; Police Squad. MYRTLE KRUEGER Civics Club; Music Club; G. A. A.; Commerce Club; Senior Play. NORMAN CARLSON LUCILLE TAMLIN Latin Club; Commercial Club. WILLIAM SMITH Pres. Art Appreciation Club; Costume designer of Senior Play; Forum 4; Commerce Club 4; B. A. A. 1-4; Comet Staff 3-4. INEZ NICHOLSON G. A. A.; Commerce Club 4; Latin Club, Sec'y 4; Glee Club, Sec’y-Treas. 4; Civics Club; Forum; Junior Glee Club; Commercial Club 2; Officers' Club 4; Crimson Comet Staff 2; Miss Carruther's Return 4. ARTHUR STEVENS Crimson Comet Staff 4; Latin Club 4; Commerce Club 4; B. A. A. 4; Hi-Y Club 4; Forum 4.Page 32 THE ELSTONI AN KICHARI) LEWRY Hi-Y; B. A. A. 1-4; Football 2-3; Basketball 3; Track 3-4; Commercial Club 4. DOROTHY ERICKSON Forum; Glee Club; Commerce Club 4; Music Club. JACOB KATZ B. A. A. 1-4; Music Club 4; Dramatics Club 4; Latin Club 3; French Club 1-4; Junior Play 3; Glee Club 4; Forum 3-4; Civics Club 2-4; Senior Play 4. IT ELLA RACINE Civics Club; Latin Club; G. A. A. WILBUR KLOPSCH SCHROEDER Band; Civics Club. MARJORIE DONOHUE Latin Club 1-2; Music Club 1-4; Dramatics 4; Commerce Club 4; Forum 3-4. frl JOHN KEEN Entered from Hyde Park. Chicago four year; B. A. A.; Civics Club; Stage Manager Senior Play; Art Appreciation Club. IRENE KRAMER Glee Club 3; Commerce Club 4THE ELSTONI AN Page 33 MARY LOUISE OPPERMAN Boosters 4; G. A. A. 1-2-4; Commercial Club 4; Civics Club 2-4; Music Club 4; Forum 4; Dramatics 2-4; French Club 4. FRANK H. KEPPEN Boosters Club 3; Comet Staff 4; Civics Club 3; Latin Club 2; B. A. A. 1-4; Commercial Club 4; Glee Club 4; Music Club 4. MARGARET BARNES G. A. A.; Commerce Club 4; Latin Club. WALTER LEEDS Hi-Y; Commercial Club; B. A. A. MARGUERITE KOELLN Commerce Club 4; Forum 4; Glee Club 3-4; G. A. A. 4; Music Club 2. RICHARD SUTTON Football 2-4; Hi-Y Club; Civics Club; Student Council; Lieut. Police Force; B. A. A. 1-4; Officers’ Club.Page 34 THE ELSTONIAN WILLIAM H. WILKE Officers’ Club 4; Arch. Drawing Club; Treas, of B. A. A. 4; Hi-Y; Commerce Club: Civics Club, Vice-Fres.; Police Squad: Football 2-4; Basketball 2-4; Track 1-4; Captain of Track Team in ’25; Senior Play. DOROTHY FINSKE G. A. A. 2-4; Music Club 1-3; Latin Club 1-2; Forum 2; Commerce 4; Dramatic 3-4. SELWYN HORAN Basketball 3-4; Captain 4; Track 3-4; Hi-Y 4; B. A. A. 4; Vice-Pres. B. A. A. 4; Vice-Pres. Senior Class 4; Editor Elstonian; Officers Club 4. FLORENCE STIBBE SAMUEL HAINES Pres. Boosters’ Club 3-4; Sec’y B. A. A. 4; B. A. A. 1-4; Hi-Y; Police Dept. 4; Forum 1-4; Capt. Debating Team 3-4; Commerce Club 4; Pres. Civics Club 4; Dramatics Club 3-4; Comet Staff 1-4; Officers’ Club 4; Latin Club 3-4; Student Council 1-4. HELEN TIMM Commercial Club 2; Latin Club 3; Commerce Club 4; G. A. A. 2-3. JACOB SLAVIN' Track 2-4; Football 4; Basketball 4; B. A. A.; Commercial Club; Captain of Sophomore Basketball Inter class Champs 3. ELOISE POSTON G. A. A.; Civics Club; Latin Club; Forum.THE ELSTON1 AN Page 35 SARAH FRANCES ORR Boosters. Sec’y 3-4; Glee Club, Sec’y 3, Pres. 4; Civics Club 2; Dramatics 4; G. A. A. 1-2-3-4; Latin Club; Consul 4; Girls’ Council 1; “Miss Carruther’s Return. ’; Elstonian Staff; Officers’ Club. JOHN K. MORRIS Class Pres. 3; Pres. Band 4; Commerce Club; Orchestra; Dramatics Club; HI-Y Club; “Honor Bright”; Track; Latin Club; Music Club; Radio Club; B. A. A.; Officers’ Club; Boys’ Glee Club: Civics Club; Comet Staff; Senior Play. MURIEL HILLMAN Elston ian Staff; Commerce Club; Dramatics Club; Music Club; Art Appreciation Club; Forum; Latin Club. FRED WARNER Commercial Club 1; Yell Leader 3; Boosters’ Club 3-4; Capt. Second Team Basketball 3; Capt. Tennis Team 3; Pep Committee 3; B. A. A. 1-2-3-4. HELEN SCHMOCK Forum; G. A. A.; Civics Club; Commerce Club. JOE WIENER Vice-Pres. Forum 4; Dramatics Culb 4; B. A. A. 3-4; Hi-Y 4; Commerce Club 4; Civics Club 3-4; Music Club 4; Comet Staff 4; Police Corps 4; Orchestra 4; Officers’ Club 4. FRANCES WILHELM Forum 2-3-4; Music Club 2-3-4; Orchestra 1-2-3-4; G. A. A. 3-4; Latin Club 2-3 4; Dramatics Club 3-4. GLEN SPARROW B. A. A.; Football 2; Track 3; Track 4.Page 36 THE ELSTONI AN MATTHEW JOSEPH TIMM Football 1-4; Radio Club; B. A. A. KATHRYN ROBESON G. A. A.; Commerce Club. EDWARD HEISE B. A. A. PEARL IRK G. A. A.; Commerce Club. WALLACE WILSON B. A. A.; Latin Club; Civics Club; Forum; Commercial Club; Music Club. C A LIST A LEE G. A. A.; French Club. JOHN CORRELL “Petite Cercle Faucaes" 1; Art Editor of Elstonian; Commerce Club; Critic Art Appreciation Club. MILDRED SCHRAM G. A. A. 1-4; Commerce Club; Commercial; Latin Club.THE ELSTONIAN Page 37 LYLE SEWARD BLAINE RICHARDS B. A. A.: Hi-Y; Staff of Hi-Y 1; Comet Staff: Latin Club. STELLA KRUEGER Civics Club; G. A. A. EDITH SCHWAGER G. A. A.; Commerce Club 4; Glee Club; Music Club: Forum: French Club. KITH STEVENS Latin Club: Forum. MARSH A LL CARPENTER .JOHN COONEY Forum: B. A. A.: Commerce Club: Sec’y of Junior Class: Art Club: Athletic Club; Civics Club; Dramatics Club: Comet Staff: Music Club. EARL McCALLISTER Football 1-4; B. A. A. 1-4; Hi-Y 3-4; Track 2-4; Glee Club 1-4; “Patricia"; "Miss Cherry Blossom”.Page 38 THE ELSTONI AN CAST OF “CAPTAIN APPLEJACK” SENIOR PLAY Ambrose Applejohn Poppy Faire........... Mrs. Agatha Whatcombe Lush.................. Johnny Jason.......... Mr. Pengard........... Mrs. Pengard.......... Dennet................ Anna Veleska.......... Borolsky............. The Maid.............. Lawrence Ginther . Dorothy Misener ... .Roberta Mack ......John Morris .......Abe Slavin .......Jacob Katz .....Jane Karpen . .. .William Wilke .. . Myrtle Krueger . Louis Kalamaris ... Frances Martin The annual Senior play was a huge success when it was presented in March by the members of the above cast. Mr. Emery Shepherd, a dramatic teacher of unusual ability, coached this year’s Senior play. “Captain Applejack’’ is a play in three acts. The first act is called “Adventure.” The second act is called “The Dream,” and the third and final act is “Romance.” The production of this play called for considerable character study and also scenic presentation. We must not forget the other “workers” in this play. For the boys and girls who were in charge of the stage setting, etc., which plays such an important part in the success of any play, deserve much credit for the work they did. The ticket sale proved that the people of Michigan City considered this one of the best of high school productions.Page 40 THE ELSTONIAN JAMBS Pres. BLOCKSOM Vice Pres. POSTER Sec’y LAHEY Treas. CLASS OF 1927 Remember last fall when our team ripped right through the Laporte grid squad for a couple ’a touchdowns? Mike Faroh and George Engstrom, both Juniors, helped to put the ball over the line. The class also boasts of a membership of the State Championship Mile Relay Team, 1925, and has done its bit towards furnishing material for basketball. Yes, sir, when it comes to sports the Junior class is a real “Johnny on the spot.” Looking back over the records, I observe that the Juniors, too, entered the High School as green little Freshies. Doesn’t seem possible; but nevertheless it’s the truth. We attended the annual Freshman-Sophomore Party, given by the class of ’26, and in time began to feel a little more at home in our new surroundings. However, we must admit that we were more subdued than the classes of today. The Freshman-Sophomore Party sponsored by our present Juniors was a howling success—plenty of punch and Jim Mayer’s orchestra. In fact the author had such a howling good time that he lost his voice (but recovered it over the week-end.) We elected officers that fall with Phil James as our president and Miss Shepherd as class sponsor. We continued to look up to the seniors and endeavored to follow in their big footsteps. This was an age of innocence but we outgrew that too and began to enjoy ourselves at the various mixers and take part in other school activities. More exams and then vacation. After a peppy summer we returned to the new High School building resolved to do our share in making the school a lively place. We elected Phil James, Bob Blocksom, Dot Foster, and Pat Lahey as our officers and Mrs. Bell as Class Sponsor. We ordered our rings at this same meeting and have been busy ever since exchanging and wrangling over them.THE ELSTONIAN Page 4 1 CLASS OF 1927 Charles Baum Kartell Gertrude Barnett Charles Beebe Richard Bell Dorothy Bingamon Mabel Brant Dorothy Brink Horace Brown Genevive Carver Preston Calvert Lester Cochran Winifred Cooney Helen Crumpacker Clarence DeVoe Paul Dolembo Florentine Evert George Engstrom Alma Flanigan William Flotow Fern Fogarty Dorothy Foster Earl Geleske Harmon Green Gladys Helms Dorothy Herbert Nerma Hinchman Dorothy Hultgren Philip James Dorothy Knable Eleanor Kniola Stanley Lauer Patrick Lahey Meyer Landwirth Lois Luck Helen Mercer Dorothy Messner Ethel Miller Owen Nicewarner William Pahl Jack Pattee Ruth Per ham Walter Piergalski James Root Geraldine Samuelson Mabel Schmock Harriet Sherrick Ruth Slaughter Edward Stibbe Albert Strlebel Grant Stein Elsie Tews Charlotta Thompson Barbara Vail Norman Voigt Gertrude Volbert Donald Ward Leon Wear Bertha Westphal Elta Westphal Robert Adamson Harold Allen Stanley Biela Robert Blocksom John Bohlim Aloysius Wojcieski Belva Armstrong Vohn Arrowsmith Beth Carver Man let ta Coan A noli a Cofer Elizabeth Gay Helen Hapke Pearl Hull Dorothy Johnson Josephine Krlmbacher June Macder Gladys McGee Frances Myers El nor Rudnick Valerie Sass Joy Schwark Helen Staffel Frances Timm Lois Vetterly Julia Vollmar Frances Wilhelm Julia Glelow Melvin Burns Richard Chubb George Diffenbaugh Mike Farroh Earl FI inn Lyman Hicks Ford Keppen Lei and Kienitz Fred Krueger Carl Lueth Bruce Martin Edward McComb Henry McIntyre Earl Miller Carl Mross Clement Novak Frank Przylynski Norman Reebs Eugene Richards William Richter Glen Roames Wilford Robinson Henry Root Harold Sndenwater Fred Sayre Forrest Slaughter Lawrence Smith Richard Staufer Charles Trafelet Willard West Harold Wilson Leonard WocholskiPage 42 THE ELSTONIAN CAST OF JUNIOR CLASS PLAY A “Brace of Partridges”—sounds like going hunting, doesn’t it? You’ll agree with us that the play was even more entertaining than the name suggests. It was full of life from start to finish. Partridge was a dual character role, successfully played by Harold Sadenwater. Phil James and Lois Vetterly scored as Lord and Lady YVallerton not being able to distinguish between Arthur, their son, and lfred, a cousin. Barbara Vail, as Peggy, and Helen Crumpacker, as Eva, were contestants for the heart of Arthur Partridge. Pat Lahey as Stubbs, Peggy’s father, seemed not a day under sixty. In fact all the characters were unusually well portrayed. Professor Beers, of the Fine Arts School, coached the cast and James Root proved to be an able stage manager. We can truthfully say that this production bordered on the professional.THE ELSTONIAN Page 43 SophomoresPage 44 THE ELSTONIAN THE SOPHOMORE CLASS The Sophomore class is the most prominent of all the sophomore classes which have ever been in old M. C. H. S. The class gave the biggest Freshman-Sophomore party ever given by any Sophomore class to a Freshman class. In athletics they have two members on the high school team and the Sophomore Basketball team holds second place in the inter-class contests. They also have two members on the wrestling team and a fine showing on the track team. The Sophomore class boasts of two-hundred and fifty members, by far che largest Sophomore class ever here. Of these two-hundred and fifty they send two members to the council and two to the legislature. The class is represented on the Crimson Comet by Bob Moreland and Vlfred Kahl. This class is the first Sophomore class to ever have pins and the class nas set a mark for the rest of them. The Officers of the Sophomore class are: Clifford Kirk, President; Madeline Johnson, Vice-President; Margaret Williamson, Secretary and Lester Cochran, Treasurer. ■THF. ELSTONIAN Page 45 FreshmenPage 46 THE ELSTONIAN FRESHMEN II Last September a group of approximately one hundred freshmen entered high school. They showed their school spirit early in their career by organizing a Freshman Rooter’s Club and by electing officers. Otis Zahrn was chosen as president and Georgan McLaughlin as secretary. Mr. Tiefel was selected as faculty advisor. Members of this class have already found their places in the life of the school; several were elected to membership in the Boosters Club and others became members of the Student Council and have worthily represented the Class of 1929. We hope members of this class will show for their entire high school course the same splendid enthusiasm they have manifested in their freshmen year.THE ELSTONI AN Page 47 FRESHMAN I I’m a Freshman and I know it, And it’s like as not I show it, For my greenness Shows what class I’m in too soon; And my heart goes hipsy-hopsy, And my feet go flipsy-flopsy When I cross the Assembly room. Yes, the Sophomore is rather husky, And his voice is deep and rusty, While a hard geometry lesson Taints his spirits ’most the time; But he’ll work out his graduation In spite of all creation, Work and climb Yet I’d rather be a Senior, A wise and brilliant Senior than a Junior That, because he made a failure Up and smashed poor Freshie black and blue Counting all things in together, I would ever so much rather, Wouldn’t you?Page 48 THE ELSTONI AN STAFF CARTOON Name Appearance Hobby Ambition “What St. Peter Will Say” S. Horan Happy Fun To He a Good Boy “What. You here?” L. Ginther Smiling Votes for Women To Pull Teeth "Plenty of room.” J. Correll Striking Art To Paint "Well done.” M. Hillman Flirty Dances To Learn Every New Dance “You’re cute.” E. Williams Kind Freshman Girls To Hang On To $5.00 “Take a back seat.” M. Haviland Hungry Carl To Marry “You’re in the wrong tent.” H. Savage Mild Chemistry To Lead a Grand March “Come right in, angel.” S. P. Orr Correct Latin To Hit High “C” “You’re too little.” C. Greenberg Short Studying To Learn More “You’re too good.” D. Wear Lovable Typewriting To Be a Vaudeville Actor “Go higher." R. Schofield Athletic Psychology To Become President “How did you get in?” A. Kirk Demure Yelling To Keep House “At last!”ActivitiesTHE ELSTONIAN Page 49 OFFICERS’ CLUB Early in the fall of the school year 1925 there was a meeting of the sponsors and presidents of the various high school organizations. At this meeting matters that pertain to the high school as a whole were discussed at some length and the results of this discussion were felt to be so good that it appealed to those present at the time that a permanent organization, consisting of sponsors and all officers of various clubs would be timely for the high school. A short time later there was organized what is now known as the “Officers’ Club.” Dorothy Wear was elected president; Lawrence Cinther vice-president; and Anna Morris as secretary and treasurer. The good work this club has done has more than fulfilled the expectations of its organizers. Matters that pertain to high school life have been discussed at this club and later worked out by the organizations. For example, the Officers’ Club made a study of the club life in the high school and devoted themselves to working along this line until now we have a period a week during sr hool hours in which clubs may meet and almost every student in high school is taking part in high school life. Another thing to which the Officers’ Club lays claims is the installation of the “Honor Society” for our high school. There are numerous things along this line that the Officers’ Club will attempt to work out in the future. The club meets once a month at a banquet with the business session following. The various high school organizations give the banquets. The clubs giving the banquets this year are as follows: Boosters, Commerce Club and Civics Club; Latin Club and Dramatics; Music and Policemen; Sophomores and Forum, and the Seniors. mPage 50 THE ELSTONI AN THE HIGH SCHOOL FORM OF STUDENT GOVERNMENT The Student Government consists of three distinct branches resembling in many respects our national government. These departments are: Council, Legislative, and Police. The Council consists of 10 members elected from the various classes (3 Seniors, 3 Juniors, 2 Sophomores, 2 Freshmen) besides four faculty members appointed by Mr. Murray who are to attend regular meetings of the Council. Mr. Murray is recognized as an honorary member of all departments of the government. The Council is vested with the judicial and enforcement part of the student government, appointing assembly and hall monitors besides hearing and sentencing violators of the school laws. The chairman is the presiding officer at all Council meetings, records are kept on file of each case and a report is handed to the principal at the first of each week. The Legislature like our national department is vested with the power of making laws necessary to carry on the government. This body consists of 20 members—5 elected from each class—and is presided over by the Speaker who besides presiding carries all bills to the Council and Principal. The legislature has the power to pass a bill over the Council’s veto, but the principal’s veto is final. Faculty sponsors attend all meetings and ail procedure is carried on according to parliamentary rule. The Police department bill number 3 passed by the legislature did away with the old department of police which consisted of only boys and created a new department consisting of 10 boys and 6 girls chosen by the police commissioner (appointed by the principal) and agreed on by the Council and Legislature. The police department is a separate body in classification but is under the control of the Council. The department is headed by a chief-of-police and 2 lieutenants. All offenders are first booked with the commissioner and then turned over to the Council for a hearing. The detention rooms are under the Council and are used to house the offenders serving time, the boys and girls are separated and are in charge of two monitors carefully chosen for their merits.THE ELSTONIAN Page 51 LANDWIIITH. BLOW. FE1NN. WEINER ENOSTROM JAMES MISENER HAINES GREEN GINTHER PARSONS THE FIRST COUNCIL Student Government for M. C. H. S., has been a much discussed topic for several semesters, but not until last fall was the dream realized. Early in the semester a simple form of government by the student body was inaugurated with a large majority in favor of it, but with a few conservatives who were afraid it wouldn’s be successful. Mr. Parsons and Miss Engstrom of the history department represented the faculty, and student representatives and alternates were elected by each class. Mr. Murray was considered a member of this Council; so all departments of the school were adequately represented. To this first Council much credit is due for the splendid success of this plan of government in our school.BAND From a modest beginning the Michigan City High School Boys’ Band has developed in two years into an organization having a membership of thirty, a repertoire of marches, selections and light overtures and splendid backing contrasted with the polite amusement which greeted it upon its birth. The Band made its first appearance playing for Boy’s Week Parade. They have had many loyal followers since that time. Rehearsals began last fall with a determination to the accomplish big things. Since that time the Band has played for both football and basketball games. A spring concert has been planned and much good work is now being done. The proceeds will be used for equipment. The Band promises a bigger, better balanced, and snappier organization. All it asks is co-operation. Mr. Paul Connell is the director of the band, and has worked unceasingly in its behalf and for M. C. H. S. Page 52 THE ELSTONIANTHE ELSTONIAN Page 53 ORCHESTRA Michigan City High School is represented by two well-balanced musical organizations—the band and the orchestra. The orchestra was organized in 1921 and has made rapid strides foreward under the supervision and direction of Mr. Walter Johnson and during the past year under the direction of Miss Cora May Nafe. The orchestra furnished the music for the Junior play and has played on numerous programs at different times during the year. The work of this group of musicians is appreciated by the student body and it is back of anything and everything the orchestra attempts. As Michigan City High School grows, the orchestra also will grow and receive more backing both financially and otherwise.Page 54 THE ELSTONIAN GLEE CLUB The Girls’ Glee Club gives the feminine singers of the school an opportunity to take part in musical and convocation programs. Any girl in the school may become a member by passing the voice test. The club is under the direction of Miss Cora May Nafe. During the last year, the gilds have devoted their energies chiefly towards the production of an operetta. This musical playlet was presented in the early part of January. Miss Goldie Shepherd and Miss Nafe coached the operetta, which was well received.THE ELSTONIAN Page 55 MUSIC CLUB In 1923 a group of musically inclined students organized into what is now known as the Junior Music Club. Miss Cora Nafe has been the sponsor of this club since the time it was organized and has rendered invaluable service in behalf of the organization. Besides creating an interest in music and giving the musicians of the school an opportunity to come together in a social way, the club has no particular aim. The Music Club has no direct affiliation with the music department and its membership is in no way limited. Meetings are very informal and attempt to build up interest among the members through the programs presented each month.Page 56 THE ELSTONIAN THE FORUM The Forum affords a medium thru which young orators and debaters may give vent to their pent up talent. The meetings are held twice a month. They consist largely of discussions, round table talks, debating, declamation, and oratory. The club sponsors the varsity debating team of the high school in a similar way to which the B. A. A. and G. A. A. sponsor the athletic teams. All of the members of the debating team must be Forum members, and as a rule they take an active part in the club’s activities. The members of this organization are charged a small membership fee each semester and are presented with a pass to all debates in which the varsity team participates. The club takes over all financial matters of the debating teams and it goes further in sponsoring the debating teams by promoting and giving debating first place on its list of activities. It also promotes an Oratorial and Declamation contest each spring. It is interesting to watch the development of a Forum member along the lines of oratory and debating and it’s surprising how much help one can gain if he attends the Forum meetings. Many times buried and unknown talent is manifested thru the medium of the Forum. It is practically the only club in the school that emphasises these activities and consequently it has a wide field in which to wield its influences. This club is sponsored by Mr. Luther, English teacher. It has a limit to its membership so come all ye would be Websters and Calhouns, and join our ranks before it is too late.THE ELSTONIAN Page 5 7 COACH LUTHER, M. GINTHER, HAINES. ANDERSON. FLINN SCHOFIELD. M1SENER. L. GINTHER. GLEASON DEBATING TEAM The Forum each year sponsors the high school debates. Early last fail tryouts were held and the following people selected to represent M. C. H. S., in debating: Samuel Haines, Lawrence Ginther, Marshall Ginther, Dorothy Misener, Earl Flinn, and John Anderson. Russel Schofield and James Gleason were the alternates. Mr. Luther of the English department was the coach. A practice debate was held with East Chicago; the affirmative lost at home 2 to 1; the negative at East Chicago lost 2 to 1. The first regular debate was with Laporte; the negative won 3 to 0 at home; the affirmative lost 2 to 1 at Laporte. The second debate was with Hammond; again the negative won 3 to 0; while the affirmative lost 2 to 1. The eight decisions secured by our teams in their two debates gave them the right to represent this section in the regional debates. Our next opponent was Elkhart who had won its sectional. On March 17, our affirmatives traveled to Elkhart where they were defeated; the negatives at home won 2 to 1.Page 58 THE ELSTONIAN DRAMATIC CLUB The “Blatkfriars” was organized in 1928 as an association of students to promote and foster dramatic activity in the school. Its membership is made up of students who have shown marked interest and ability in acting or dramatic work. The initial effort of the “Blackfriars” this year was made in the presentation of “The Playgoers.” It has been instrumental in building up interest in dramatic events in school and deserves a great amount of credit for work done during the past year. The club holds regular meetings bi-monthly at which programs are presented and plays read. Miss Doris Gard is sponsor of the organization and has been an inspiration to the members. Her work is appreciated by all those who have come in contact with her through the club. The “Blackfriars” has a brilliant future in store. 2THE ELSTONIAN Page 59 LATIN CLUB The Latin Club serves as the official social organization of the students of the Latin department. The organization is both cultural and social in nature, and has as its purpose the creation of greater interest in the study of Latin and the promoting of good fellowship among the students in the department. The Club was re-organized this year, under the direction of Mrs. Russell, who is head of the department. Meetings are held twice a month. The programs consist of debates concerning Roman history, discussions on classical subjects, and short plays.Page 60 THE ELSTONIAN COMMERCE CLUB The Commerce Club was organized in the fall of 1925 under the supervision of Mrs. Bell, Miss Munson, and Miss Vorees. The membership is limited to those who during their school course have at sometime been in the commercial department. It is the aim of this organization to serve as a Chamber of Commerce to the High School. The Club started its active career by giving our new building a “house-warming.” It then waged a furious and highly successful campaign against waste paper. One of the most unique features the club has put in operation for the school is the Friday afternoon Mingler, a social hour of dancing absolutely free for everyone. Other activities have been made possible through the splendid co-operation and supervision of the Club members.THE ELSTONIAN Page 61 BOOSTERS The Boosters’ Club is an organization composed of thirty active members. Ten students are elected from each of the two upper classes, while five are chosen from the ranks of the Freshmen and Sophomores. As its name implies, the Boosters’ Club is an organization existing for the sole purpose of boosting Michigan City High School. As a thoroughly representative body it serves as a means of crystallizing student opinion, thus bringing about a marked degree of co-operation. Although the purpose of the organization, primarily, is to draw together a representative group of students and boost High School activities, it has accomplished much in other ways. Fetter spirit was fostered between all associations and the spirit of a better and stronger M. C. H. S. has been carried out. The election of yell-leaders, the reception of visiting athletic teams,Page 62 THE ELSTONIAN CIVICS CLUB As one of the most active clubs, the Civics Club has taken its permanent place among the school organizations. Membership in this club is open to all students and faculty members. Mr. A. J. Parsons, of the History Department, is sponsor of the organization. The Civics Club has as its aim the bettering of conditions in the school, as far as the government is concerned. We are indebted to this organization almost entirely for our present form of self-government. In previous years this was attempted but not until this year did it become a realization. The Comet Staff is also affiliated with this organization.THE ELSTONIAN Page 63 COMET The “Crimson Comet”, Michigan City High School’s weekly paper, during the past year, has become not only a medium of news for the students but has grown into a paper which ranks with the best in the state. The Comet Staff is made up entirely of students enrolled in the Civics Club under the general charge of Mr. A. J. Parsons. The practical direction of the staff of reporters and editors rests upon the editor-in-chief. In the last year, John Crumpatker has held this position and it is through his efforts that the paper has grown into a bigger and better paper. Margaret Haviland had charge of the business management.Page 64 THE ELSTONIAN HI-Y Although the Hi-Y Club is not as closely connected with the high school as the other clubs it has done as much for the school. It is the policy of the club to take leaders into its membership which is set at thirty. The club of ’25 and ’26 determined upon a policy of service rather than activity. Officers for the year were installed at the Jamboree held in March of the preceeding year. They were John Crumpacker; president; Elton Smith, secretary and treasurer; Edward Williams, vice president. Elton Smith graduated in January and his place was filled by Lawrence Ginther. Mr. Homer Davis, Boys’ worker at the Y. M. C. A. was leader of the Hi-Y throughout the year. After the annual initiations were out of the way the club launched its service program. In order to secure funds a Hallowe’en party was given at the Y. M. C.A. under the auspices of the Hi-Y. The “Loyalty Books”, including the songs, cheers and mottoes of our school are a credit to the club. Three hundred of these books were printed and sold at cost price to students. At holiday time the club entertained the alumni members at a banquet. Plans, criticisms or suggestions were in order. In an earnest attempt to become better acquainted with the faculty, the Hi-Y entertained all the male teachers at a banquet. A Four C’s team was organized and talked a number of times on Clean Athletics, Clean Scholarship, Clean Speech and Clean Living. The Club closed a most successful year with an election and a party.LiteraryTHE ELSTONIAN Page 65 THE FATE OF RUNNING WATER ihe moon was shining brightly down on a lone figure. The forest was deathly silent; even the wild beasts seemed to feel the premonition of a dread event and became silent in respect to it. The only noise was the roar of the falls—those awe inspiring falls, the handmark of the Divinity. That lone ligare sat there like a sentinel on a high crag overlooking the falls. lomorrow she must die. For had not a maiden died every year since time began in sacrifice to the God of the Falls? By the casting of lots the maiden was chosen. The maiden most brave and beautiful in the tribe was destined to ride the falls. This year it had fallen on the chief’s only daughter. She did not look upon hei iate as aw ul, except that she must leave her lover. How lithe, how strong, how handsome he was! But he didn’t believe her fate unjustified either, noth felt the bigness of the sacrifice. Both were proud that she had been the one to have been chosen. Tet, how beautiful the world was to-night. Tomorrow she must die. Would she again meet her loved ones in the afterworld? To-morrow she must die. Was that the dawn breaking? Ah! no just a streak of light from the stars. She could not rest. She would prepare herself for the ceremony, she donned her bleached deer skin dress, elaborately fringed and beaded anu especially made for the occasion. yet the night had not passed. How ominous the world seemed. Ah, y s: tomorrow she must die. Queer how that seemed to slip her mind, then to be brought back so vividly. With bowed head she moaned a chant. She looked up. The moon and stars had disappeared; a streak of light shone in the east. It was to-day. To-day she must die. b rom the village came sounds of moaning and chanting. Preparation was in progress. The braves were dancing their dance of sacrifice. The sun was just beginning to peep over the hills when the canoe was placed in the river. Running Water, straight and tall, with determined face, standing upright, was started for the falls. It seemed impossible for the frail craft to last on the roaring river until it got to the falls. Yet that body, standing so erect, that seemed a part of the canoe, guided it on, on to her own doom. The forest was ringing with the moaning chant of the women and the gutteral song of the braves. Yet, on, on to the falls that silent figure went. The chief looked on with stony face. Eagle Feather watched his sweetheart with proud eyes. Ah! now she was at the falls! The canoe was partly over! Still that figure was straight. The canoe dipped gracefully with its burden of sacrifice. She rode the falls as an expert skiier rides the hills. Almost to the bottom of the falls and the figure was still there. Was the River God displeased with their choice? But no, the craft was caught in a whirlpool and dashed against the rocks; and when the onlookers again saw the broken fragments, no figure was seen. The River God had again taken the prize to his bosom. Mabel Priest—’26Page 66 THE ELSTONIAN THE MANY SIDED FRANKLIN Dreamily I strolled through the picture-gallery noting portrait after portrait with a constant rising and falling of feelings and emotions. Suddenly I stood face to face with Franklin, the man whom I revered and respected—the man with whom I was so well acquainted that a feeling of comradeship now overwhelmed me; the picture of whom now had such an influence on me that I soon found myself addressing the face enveloped by that gilt frame. Franklin, with you I must be honest and truthful as you yourself were at all times. You are not the greatest American who ever lived, nor are you among the three greatest; but your place is such as has never been given to an American before nor since, and truly you are great and are so considered today. A highly resDected individual bestows you honor that fits you perfectly. He has said that if Americans possessed the Indian customs of totems and symbols, your benevolent countenance would have been found on their totem-poles; for you were their representative in every respect; you were their idol, their benefactor, their aid, advisor and sustenance. Come, review your boyhood with me; come with me into the pre-Revolutionary days, into those days before ’76. Your boyhood was such that can only be called successful; because the manhood—its offspring and successor—was full of good things and was successful. In those early years your loved ones and your own heart helped you to form habits that aided you to climb to the top rung of the ladder. The greatest and best one that was planted in you was economy. The whistle episode taught you that which you never forgot—on« must not pay too much for the whistle. Your great love and yearning for books and that which they contained nourished the habit of economy so that that yearning could be gratified. The habit won for you a name not to be sneered at “The Water-American”. And finally, with the reward of economy came to you also wealth that aided you in aiding your country and humanity. Confidentially, I am in great sympathy with the one trait that your parents tried to stifle, that is your love for the sea. What first put that wish for a chance to become a closer friend to it into your heart? Was it the greatness and bigness and freedom of the sea that appealed to you because you yourself were headed in the same direction? Maybe your brother had an influence upon you, or likely the call of the sea rang so loudly in your ears because it was a close neighbor. That trait in you may have been stifled for your good, because no one can tell whether we would have had a Franklin if you had been allowed to follow your own inclinations. A notable journalist you grew to be also, because your youthful experience along that line was the foundation of your journalism. If that work had not been able to awaken interest in you,—Oh! Franklin! we would today be without your “Autobiography.” For then your ambitiousness, bravery, determination, and great desires made you try and try again to write poetry and prose so that today, (success following trials) , we find treasures and treats in the literature that you haveTHF. ELSTONIAN Page 67 Now let us turn to those things you have accomplished for humanity in general, and for the government and country you backed and loved. Your great mind led you to make those wonderful discoveries in electricity that are known the world over, that mean and spell comfort for mankind, that were and are things needful. Your conclusions in regard to the Gulf Stream reveal to us all your broadness and wisdom that resulted not from pouring over many books. Franklin’s stove,—ah! did you know what great good you were doing when you brought that into existence? Your streetlight aided in abating crime and disaster. All your many large and tiny deeds of kindness helped in glorifying God’s footstool. Though you lacked an education, that fact did not stop you from entering the field of politics when your fatherland needed you. A statesman you were to whom America looks with pride. England received a taste of your political ability, power, and genius. There you pleaded for your nation’s cause before the great disaster, knowing the inevitable result. France yet today reveres you because of what they know you to be. When tired, they urged you to go on, and you then served Pennsylvania as its governor for three successive terms. Then, and only then, did they allow you to seek privacy. Benjamin Franklin, you remain the people’s man just as Lincoln. You did not accomplish one outstanding thing as your rival did; but as many pebbles make the beach, so the inumerable things you did for us make you as famed as he. Hilda Wendt —'26 ENNUI The nights come tumbling headlong into days And days come tumbling after nights just as They’ve always done, and in their various ways The old emotion and the men that I Have known so long I’m sick of them. Oh, WHY Should I keep up the fights and always tryPage 68 THE ELSTONIAN THE INDIAN PIPE Way up in the northern woods, when that white blanket of snow has not yet covered the ground, take a walk with me, friend, and let me show you the most beautiful monument in the world to a woman’s tears. As spotless as the marble of the Taj Mahal, it stands—a waxen effigy of the Indian pipe of peace. What a vivid picture it presents to us—a pure white flower against the rich, black loam that gave it birth! Yes, but still I can’t see any connection between that and a woman’s tears, can you? Ah, my friend, then you have missed the most beautiful part of it—how can you appreciate anything without knowing its beginning? Her hair was as black as ebony; her swarthy skin had the velvet softness of a magnolia blossom; and her brown eyes a pathetic, appealing look; her lips were like rosebuds, lifting their heads to the sun—yet she was only an Indian maid—Star of the Morning—the princess of the Cherokee tribe. Many Indian braves had sought her, but her heart sought Rising Sun, chief of the Hurons. Her parents were satisfied; so she was married and in the course of three years a son was given to them. How proud Rising Sun was! The baby grew to a boy; and the boy to youth. During this time his father had been killed in the chase. His death did not grieve Star-of-the-Morning because after he had won her, he forgot to love her. The son was a cruel being. One time his mother reproved him, and he whipped her. That night she departed and was seen no more. Five year later he sits in the opening of the tepee. He is wishing, longing for the mother he drove away. As he looks across the placid lake he sees a spiral column of smoke rising to the sky. Immediately he thinks that perhaps his mother went there, to that haunted island. He leaps into the canoe and paddles across. He lands and runs up the shore until he sees an old tepee. As he suddenly stops, an old woman (with white hair and distorted features) comes out to get some water. He stands there stupified, passing his hands over his face; he is saying over and over again, “No, certainly that isn’t my mother”. But it is his mother. He rushes up to her and clasping her in his arms, pours out his apology—but alas!—too late—he has broken her heart and she can only sob to console him. Tears run down her cheeks, and upon the ground. They trickle away in little rivers. Then with one great cry of agony, she passes on to the Great Spirit. Her son takes her back home and buries her beside his father. Even with this repentence he cannot rest; so the next spring again he crosses the placid water and revisits the old tepee. To his surprise whereever her tears had fallen thei’e rose out of the black loam a white waxen effigy to her memory—The Indian Pipe. Frances Wilhelm—’26THE ELSTONIAN Page 69 PROPHET’S ROCK It was early in the summer that my daughter Virginia and I advertised for a summer home. The answer to our advertisement came at last. We were to spend the months of July and August at Castle Rose, situated way up in the woody regions of Northern Indiana. One evening after a late supper, we strolled in the twilight through the woods. Virginia suddenly cried out, “Mother, what an adorable rock!” Mount the rostrum mother, and give to me your favorite poem, “The Raven.” I obediently climbed onto the rock and slowly and with deep feeling started. “Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary.” At that instant there came the wail of an Indian chant. Startled, I gathered my scattered senses, leaped from the rock and hand in hand we ran wildly down the path. At last we dropped from sheer exhaustion. I knew that from where we were resting we could still see the rock. T yielded to temptation and turned. There—poised, grave and stern of countenance, on the rock—stood an Indian. He gesticulated and moved his mouth as if he were addressing an audience, but no sound came forth. Then the light went out and his figure was blotted from our sight. The next day we went to visit an old man who had studied many of the legends of that section. We told him our experience and as a result heard this tale. Many years ago when Indiana was the home of the Shawnee Red men, the Indians became angry at the whites for taking their territory and so while Tecumseh, the great Shawnee chief, went on a visit to the other tribes, he left his brother Elkswatawa (Loud Voice) in charge of his tribe. Elkswatawa thought his brother was too slow in urging his tribe to fight, so he roused his tribe and led them on to the battle with General Harrison’s troops. He stood on the very ro''k. on which I had been standing reciting “The Raven” and chanted war songs and prophesied victory for his followers and so came to be called the “Proohet.” When the great Tecumseh returned h" thought his brother ought to be punished. It was decreed that after the Prophet’s death, his spirit should c0me on moonlight nights everv two years, and prophesv from the Prophet’s Rock. And only when a “good white squaw” should see him would the spell be broken. Mr. Robb said, “Evidently the snell is broken for you are the first white woman to see the vision.” Manv visitors go to see Prophet’s Rock ; but so far, I have never heard of anyone having a like experience. Corine E. Greenburg—’26Page 70 THE ELSTONI A N DUNE WINDS Dune winds, The first faint breath of dawn, Catching the filmy, white, mist veils In the hollows, Curling them upward like smoke wreaths From tepee fires of the Beyond. Dune winds, Fitful and elusive, Flinging the tawny sand in shimmering veils Swirling it in soft cloud, Over the ridges and wind swept summits To the lee slopes beyond. Dune winds, Coming with the close of day, Stealing in with the purple twilight, Fanning across the waste places, Gently whispering in the pines, Washing all care away. John Correll ’26. TAKE YOUR CHOICE Some people like the stout old oak, Which stands so straight and tall; Some like the weeping willow, Whqse branches seem to fall. Some like the dwarf shaped mulberry, With its appetizing fruit, While others like the chestnut, Whose acorn shapes do suit. Some like the apple; some the elm; And some like the poplar tree; But ’long about December The Christmas tree suits me. Phillip James ‘27AthleticsTHE ELSTONIAN Page 7 I COACH GILL When Coach Andy Gill came here there was little offered to young or mediocre athletes. The desire to put forth a winning team eliminated all but a few from the games of the school. Of course this left the vast majority with out the chance of participation in school athletics. Seeing the harm of such a system Mr. Oill set about to remedy it and now the activities of his department not only give every one a fighting chance to develope himself, but the possibility of developing into a man of varsity caliber. This year in the interest of this work a light weight football team was worked along with the regular first and second squad. The same idea was carried out in basketball with added opportunities to be offered by inter-class basketball meets: B. A. A., basketball teams and the B. A. A., basketball league. While basketball season progressed Mr. Gill scheduled his time so that he could work a few hours every week with the wrestling team and later the indoor track men. With spring of course comes baseball, and again inter-class competition will be staged to bring out all the possibilities of every player and following that, the picking of the regular baseball squad. The great popularity of "Andy" can undoubtedly be traced to the interest that he takes in every student with whom he comes in contact. Nobody is slighted and none is favored above his value. If a fellow wants to try out for a team “Andy” is there to tell how best to go about it and that is one of the many secrets of his popularity.Page 72 THE ELSTONIAN LUETH HORAN HAINES WILKE Pres. Vice Pres. Soc'y Treas. B. A. A. The B. A. A., is a loyal backer of Michigan City High School. The club stands back of every boys’ athletic team in school. At present, Football, Basketball, Track, Tennis, Golf, Baseball, and Wrestling are supported by the organization. Not until this year were Tennis, Golf, Baseball, and Wrestling added to the list; now honors are awarded in all of these events. This gives every boy an opportunity to win honors during his high school career. The B. A. A., is not social in character; instead its purpose is to promote good fellowship among the boys and create school spirit at athletic-contests. Andy Gill, athletic director and coach, is sponsor of this organization. To him belongs a great deal of credit for the successful way in which this club has been managed. The B. A. A. leaves a hope of good sportmanship and school spirit for future organizations.THE ELSTONIAN Page 73 LUETH WILKE ENGSTROM KILLINGBECK FARROH FOOTBALL On the “gridiron” of 1925 the school was represented by the best team that M. C. ever produced. Creditably they passed through the hardest schedule that this school has ever undertaken. All the members of the squad played more or less and very few played every game. The squad was made up as follows; Half Backs—J. Crumpacker, C. Beebe, J. Gondeck; « Wm. Paxton; L. Sass. Quarter Backs—I. Shon, Wm. Wilke, Ed McComL. Grids—C. Leuth, George Engstrom, L. Kienitz, L. Kalamaras, R. Schofield, J. Slavin. Tackles—P. Krueger, M. Timm. Guards—R. Lewry, R. Sutton J. Bohlim. Centers—Wm. Killingbeek, R. Chubb.Page 74 THE ELSTONIAN CRUM PACKER SHON KRUEGER TIMM KIENITZ On September 26, M. C. played the first game of the season against the crack Morgan Park team of Chicago. Although we gained more yardage than the opponents, M. C. lost, 7 to 0, but the mettle of the team had been tried and found above par. The next game on October 3, M. C. battled to a scoreless tie with the heavy East Chicago team at East Chicago. October 10 marked the next date and the game was held with the powerful South Bend grid team. M. C. lost a hard fought game to the score of 7-0. Although the “Benders” outweighted our men twenty pounds to the man, our team gained just two thirds more ground than the visitors. On October 17, Niles was defeated by a 12-9 score. Niles had a fast ball club which was much respected by southern Michigan teams but our boys trimmed them nicely. SL.AV1N BENSON BEEBETHE ELSTONIAN Page 75 McCOMB CHUBB OONDECK BOHLIM KALAMARIS How well I remember that beautiful day of October 24 when M. C. tumbled the mighty Orange and Black to the tune of 13-7. Laporte came over confident of victory, but OH! my what a surprise awaited them. On November 1 another scoreless tie was fought with a very good team from Hammond. At Kalamazoo on November 6, M. C. was defeated 13-9. Our boys made three or four touchdowns which did not count for some reason or other. In this game M. C. gained 285 yards while Kalamazoo gained only 84 yards.Page 76 THE ELSTONIAN FOOTBALL SNAPSTHE ELSTONIAN Page 77 Standing: Wilke. Farroh. Slaughter, Benson. Harley. Sitting: Bauer, McIntyre, Flotow. Richards, Horan, (Capt.) BASKETBALL SQUAD The basket ball team of 1925-26 is probably the best team that M. C. H. S. has yet produced. Although we didn’t go to the state meet as we did a few years ago we have played teams of higher caliber and handled some of the best. The 1925-1926 schedule was as follows-— .. .38 M C .21 25 M. C. 37 Wev’tville .. .. .23 M. C .52 Hammond Tech 11 M. C. 60 Alumni . .. . . .20 M. C .30 Monon .. 18 M. C. 31 Plymouth ...30 M. C .29 Froebel 31 M. C. 25 Niles .. .18 M. C .19 Hammond 29 M. C. 25 Hammond . .. .26 M. C .2o Emerson M. C. 39 I-'roebel .... M. C .22 Valpo ... 31 M. C. 23 Laporte . 47 M. C. 21 Then on February 26 the boys tasted the sweet cup of vengeance by tumbling the mighty Orange and Black cagemen by a 37-25 score. The sectional tourney was lost in the finals.Page 78 THE ELSTONIAN HORAN—Our Captain did not reach his stride until the second half of the season, as he was laid up with a bad knee at the start. His guarding brought more than one good forward to his Waterloo. “Van” goes with the graduates and if the man who fills his shoes uses them as well, we need not worry about the 1926-27 floor guard. BENSON—He got the tip-off for the boys and then fought to keep the ball. That fighting center played the game to win and stopped at nothing short. “Benny” is lost by graduation and it will take a good man to fill his place. WILKE—“Bill” was the other half of the guarding combination. He will always be remembered by the followers of the game as a fighter through and through. He graduates, and as yet we do not see a man to take his place next year.THE. ELSTONIAN Page 79 LAUER—The second semester had started before Stanley got back in the game. It was his coolness and steady drive for the basket that made him an invaluable unit of the team. Stanley should go even better next year. He will lead the “Red Devils” next year. FLOTOW—“Billy” was the dead shot gentleman of the team. When a basket was needed he usually delivered the article. Bill comes back to represent the Crimson and White next season. RICHARDS—When Gene played he was in the thick of the fight. He pla.ved more than enough to earn his M. C. Next year should see him playing the game like an old timer.Page 80 THE ELSTONI AN McINTYRE—On most basketball teams there is a small fellow who seems to have the ball charmed. “Hank” was the smallest man on the squad but by no means the least. His shooting was a marvel to see and won the admiration of M. C. followers. SLAUGHTER—“Rope” won for himself a place on the team by the dint of much hard work and faithful application. His ability was not realized until the latter part of the season and he should be an outstanding player next year. FARROH—“Mike” was the big boy of the team and he played a fighting game. He was injured early in the season and lost out this year. However he’ll be back to even up the score in 1927.THE ELSTONIAN Page 81 Standing: Beebe, Devaux, Erickson, Landwirth. Sitting: Kubik, Sass. James. SECOND SQUAD At last the seconds are coming into their own. In the past few years more notice has been taken of the boys who will make up the first squad when the regulars are gone and as a result the regulars are improving. The second team of M. C. H. S., was one of the fastest lightweight teams in this part of the state. They traveled with the regular squad and played a team of the opposing school as a preliminary to the regular game. All the boys of the second team show ability to become varsity men. Our basketball teams for the next few years should be top notch squads. The schedule of the second team, however, speaks clearer than anything else of the accomplishments of these boys. M. C. 28 Westville 12 M. C. 20 Hammond 5 M. C. 17 Froebel 25 M. C. 24 Laporte . 32 M. C. 12 Froebel . . 16 M. C. 23 Hammond Tech. 7 M. C. 37 I.aporte . 15 H-r-:Page 82 THE ELSTONIAN TRACK TEAM When a coach can wield a track team that never fell below second place in any meet but one all year, and produce boys that win State championships without a place to practice, what would happen if a track were provided? Such questions can only be answered by possessing a track; in the mean time let us review the season of ’25. After getting in shape by all the training possible on a 50 yard cinder straight away and an empty sand lot, the speedy youths traveled to Froebel where they placed second in the meet and won the x mile relay. The Emerson Invitational meet followed in a few weeks and here the boys were beaten for the only time in ’25; outside of Cochran who tied for second place in the high jump our boys left the bacon to other schools. The St. Joseph valley meet was staged at the Notre Dame track the next week. The Crimson and White again won second place losing out by one point. Horan was presented with a large silver loving cup for being high point man of this meet. The next week we met Laporte and lost that meet by a point also. However, the boys retaliated by winning both the mile and 2 mile relay races. The sectional meet at Froebel was the following week giving the M. C. athletes second place in the meet. Atkins, Crumpacker, Cochran, Wilke, Farroh and Horan won enough points to take them to the State meet, and the future State champion mile relay team won that event while in the l - mile relay we placed second. The season of 1925 closed the State meet. At Indianapolis the boys covered themselves with glory, four of them winning state championships with Cockran and Atkins also winning second places in the high jump and half mile respectively. Wilke made a good showing in the pole vault.THE ELSTON1AN Page 83 RELAY TEAM When mention is made of champions, M. C. H. S. need not look beyond her horizon to find them. In the fleet combination above was the power and speed to win the State Championship in the mile relay at the fast pace of a 3:41 clip. Crumpacker, Atkins, Farroh and Horan had been showing a keen pair of heels apiece all season and all they needed was the State meet. All of the boys were good point men in every meet. Crumpacker rarely made less than 4-6 points at a meet. Atkins’ speed won him second place in the % mile at the state meet and he was always a sure point man. Farroh, the big boy of the team, did almost everything except cole vault, and it took a good man to beat him in anything that he tried. Horan, the anchor man was a whiz. Earlier in the year he won a beautiful silver cun at the St. Joe valley meet as high point man. Crumpacker, Farroh, and Horan race this year, and Coach Cill expects to forge another Championship team, so ’26 should realize another star in the ken of M. C. H. S.Page 84 THE ELSTONI AN TENNIS TEAM WARNER WILLIAMS LEVENBERG SMITH KEPPEN JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL TEAM Sitting: left to right: Richter, Powers, Warren, Merrell, Coach; Janz, Clappy, Shultz. Standing left to right: Karpen, Stockwell, Hirsliman, Keene. Hullings, Timm. Evert.THE ELSTONI AN Page 85 COACH FRANCES SEBESTA In 1919 Miss Sebesta came to us as a gym teacher with a very credit able record. While in the Chicago Normal School she played goal keeper on the hockey team, catcher on the baseball team and on the volley ball team. She was also a member of the basketball team during her high school days. She has to her credit eight medals in high jumping, climbing, chinning, and various other contests. She went into the athletic work for the girls with the vim and vigor that has characterized her whole work in our high school. Each year the girls have had the opportunity of belonging to teams of all the seasonal spoi'ts, besides their regular gym class. The best results have been obtained from the girls’ basketball team. During the six years that Miss Sebesta has coached such a team, we lost only two games. This gave us four years in which we lost no games and gave us the right to claim the State championship. The material for all the teams has been crude and untrained but with the aid of the best coaching M. C. High School has a group of girl athletes of which to be proud. The class of 1926 want to take this opportunity of thanking Coach Sebesta for building up our athletics and for upholding the honor of our school in every way during our brief stay here. We also hope that Miss Sebesta will always be successful, and that she will win from her future friends the respect she has won from us.Page 86 THE ELSTONI AN KRAMER HULL BING A MON MORRIS Pres. Vice Pres. Sec’y Treas. G. A. A. The Girls’ Athletic Association is gradually coming to a new and important place in the school community, having for its purpose the promotion of effort for health, physical efficiency, and athletic accomplishment among our girls, and should be a great step in making the lives of the girls many-sided and complete. No student can represent her class or school in any game or contest unless she is a member of the Association. The annual fee is twenty-five cents. The intei’-class and inter-scholastic games are controlled by the captains, officers and physical director. Each member having played in the majority of the inter-scholastic games receives an emblem. The G. A. A.’s social program for this year has already included a hike and a “kids” party. They are planning to entertain a few more times before the season is over. Miss Frances Sebesta, Girls’ Athletic director, is sponsor of the organization. Through her untirng effort the club has had the supervision necessary to success.THE ELSTONIAN Page 87 Top Row—KRAMER, JORDAN, SEBESTA. COACH; MARTIN. BURNETT, KRAMER Bottom How—FHKESE, HULL, COAN GIRLS’ BASKET BALL TEAM On December 3, 1925, after several weeks of practice the girls’ basketball team elected Hazel Kramer captain. The season opened with a victory over New Carlisle the score being 13 to 10. The following week December 11, 1925 the strong Morgan Township team was defeated 15 to 12. i his was one of the hardest fought battles of the season. The next week December 18, the girls played the Alumni game. The alumni were defeated 26 to 7. The team rested two weeks and then on January 8, they won from the strong Crown Point team 47 to 12. With another week of rest the girls journeyed to Valparaiso on January 22 and won 17 to 9. Valparaiso was again defeated the following week, 28 to 6. Wheeler was then beaten on our floor. The next victory was over the Roosevelt school of East Chicago, where they played on February 5. The final score was 32 to 4. This win gave Michigan City three victories in one evening as both boys teams won from Hammond. On February 12 a game was scheduled with Stillwell. Stillwell forfeited, 2 to 0. The return game, the East Chicago game, was played Feb. 19 and M. C. won 28 to 9. This was the last victory of the season. On February 26 the second Crown Point game was played. This was the fatal night for the hither-to undefeated team lost their first game of the season 19 to 15. This was the first time in five years that a M. C. H. S. girls’ basketball team had been defeated. Nevertheless the season was successful, only one loss to eleven victories.Page 88 THE ELSTONIAN CHAMPIONSHIP CLASS BASKETBALL TEAM FLANIGAN KRJMBACHER KRARBE LAUER VOLLMAR DINGLER VOLLEY BALL TEAM SCHUMAKER LOETZ MOORE MATTHEWS HARRISON HERBERT ADAMSON KRAMER MORRIS(JokesTHE ELSTONIAN Page 89 8— Howdy! Back Again—to a new M. C. H. S. Isn’t it puzzling? Can’t even find the assembly. Look’s like lots of pep. What say? 9— Can Homelock Shurs find our Freshmen? I spy—There’s one behind the books of knowledge. Sort’a weighted down. 13—No more skipping classes, mighty Seniors. Every one get your conflicts straightened ? 15—Aren’t the boys’ vests and suspenders practical looking? Just like creton coats. Oh—and the divided skirts! 17— First call for the Boys Band: The director?—that nice Mr. Connell. His promise is a bigger, better, and peppier band than ever before. 18- 19—Senior organize. Hi-Y gets an early start. Looks as if they mean business. 21—At last! We have locker, . No more lugging of books. What a load we’re rid of. 23— Our high-minded Freshmen have organized. Held their first meeting today. 24— How did it seem to be in the old auditorium again? Still like Mother Goose Rhymes? Mrs. Paulson made us love them. 25— 26—Ha! Pep meeting. Yell!—I’ll say we did. Where would Morgan Park be if the game started at last quarter? It certainly seemed good to have “Dot ’ back again. 29— Meetings and more meetings. The Seniors elect the Elstonian Staff. “Dot” Johnson elected president of the Music Club. 30— -Again we have a Forum. Lawrence Ginther is the president. We’ll have tryouts for debating soon. ——Page 90 THE ELSTONI AN 1— Whoopee! Some yell leaders—“Dude” and “Shorty.” 2- 3—Won! Another game. M. C.-O East Chicago-0. Hold 'em, boys. 4— Did we have a party? Sure we had a party! The Commerce Club House Warming. We did have a “Comet”, too. The first one. Oh boy, some Crimson Comet. Get your nickels ready. 5— March on, ye pioneers of Student Government. On to victory! Rah! Rah! 8— Have you a pass? If not, go before the council. Tell it to the Judge. 9- 10—M. C.-7. South Bend-0. “Good team,” say S. B. Won't we wallop Laporte? 15— The boys who .sell Comets sure have good lungs. They just make you buy one. Otis Zahrn is scared to death. He’s going to be tarred and feathered they say. Poor, poor Freshman. 16- 17—Good-bye, teachers. In other words, no school for three whole days at once. Tra-la-la-la! 18—Beat Niles! 7-0. Did you see Crummy made the touchdown? Just follow the “Red”. Not “Red” Grange but “Red” Crumpacker. 23-24—Where, oh where are our yell leaders? Who said we wouldn't beat Laporte. Look at this, 13-7. 27—Don't rush, boys! There's a chance for the masculine singers of the school—A Boys’ Glee Club. The Dramatic Club i going to put on a play, the day before Thanksgiving. Miss Gard is coaching. 29— Everybody dressed for “Old Clothes Day?” You bet—30 too many that's all. 30- 31—The Hi-Y step; out with their best girls at Hallowe'en party. Good time? I'll say! See Jim Griffin masquerading? I did.THE ELSTONIAN Page 91 1—Whoa Hammond! M. C.-O. Hammond-0. 3—Russell Schofield: “Why do women change their clothes?” We wonder, Russel!. It must be vanity. 5—Bob Blocksom immortalized hinvelf by slapping his face with a ruler, while he was explaining a Geometry proposition. He proved it, tho! 8—No more loitering in the halls—no yelling—no nothing. We have an efficient police force now. 10— Oh—oooooooooo a “Quartette”. Do we make as much noise at our pap meetings ? 11— Rumors! Listen! They say we are to have new yell-leaders. Think hard. Who shall they be? 13-14—Friday, thirteenth. Any bad luck? No, all good. First, the Commerce Club mingler—new and snappy. It’s going over big. 16—Now for some real pep! Dude and Aura are elected. Three Rahs! Let’s give ’em yea-team. 19— Stop! Look! Listen! We have a new organization—the “Officers Club”. The Banquet was lots of fun. Good eats. “Dot” Wear is president. 20- 21—Some peppy mingler over the limit. Ed. Heise furnished the music. Coming to the Minstrel tonite ? 23—Notice, please, and come. Seniors decide to pull a mixer and alumni party. Sounds good. 25—Boosters’—Football Hop. Lot’sa fun. Game with Three Oaks. 27-28—It was kind’a hard to get back to school. Everyone made a pig of himself. Still eating? No, resting. 30—Report cards again! The cafeteria ought to do good business today. You know, we all like to put off a little longer. Miss Walton says we should be thankful for them.Page 92 THE ELSTONIAN 1— New Case! John Morris-Marjory Donahue. Dizzy and Muriel is another. 2— Dude is chairman of the new council. Wonder if he'll suspend as many as Sam. Oh, what wars! 3— Next ca e—The Sultan! Sam says lie's too practical, we wonder? 7—What's worrying Peg? Is it advertising or perhaps something more personal. Where's Carl? Dizzy, put my galoshes on! 3—Plea-e don’t shove! Plenty of food! So many to eat in the cafeteria now. Has Homelock Shurs solved his mystery? 10— Been reminded of finals yet? It is rather early but, Oh—I hear thy sweet voice calling. 11- 12—Sweet, Silent Prayer. Please, dear Santa, bring me a Coon coat. Then she sleeps and dreams. 13—Last year at this time! Let's ;ee what was happening? We elected the most popular boys. There were “Chuck”, “Lenny”, “Mike”, and “Dude”. And then the Booster's sweaters and the Junior Jamboree. 15—Another one on the racks. John and Oppie still seem to disagree. After vacation we'll no doubt see John on the second floor again. 17—No Senior Shuffle, after all of our planning! Too bad, but we just couldn’t sell the tickets. Boys, saving your pennies for Christmas? 20— Welcome. Alumni, once more. Liked “our” school, but I think they like our new M. C. better. See you all at the dance! 21— What a wow of a comet. Keep up the good work, John. Good school support, too. Didn't you like the colored plate, tho ? 23—Behold! Smiles all around. Every place you look. Why? Oh vacation you know. 24—Bundles—and a laugh behind each one—Merry Christmas. 25-26—Was Santa good to you? Oh yes. So many parties—when school starts we’ll have to go back limping. Too much dancing I guess. 23—Seemed good to see our illustrious alumni. Wo beg you. Juniors invite us next year. 29—Sleigh rides, skiing, B. B. games, 'n everything. Lot'sa fun. 31—Goodbye 1925.THE ELSTONIAN Page 93 i 11 W1 « I , - Jv A — J u. w i o V' f ay Were 1— Happy New Year! 2- 3—Banff! Just broke a resolution—only the second day. Well there are sixty eleven other. to keep. 4— Freshies are lookinff forward to a new semester so they will have a few ffreener ones around. 5— We now have a legislature. New laws and you’ve just gotta obey them or before the council you go. G—Heard about the Junior Play? Wait and see who will get out of exams. 8—When we got back to school we thought Jim Griffin decided not to join us. But instead it was the same Jim we saw and dressed up fit to kill. 11—Mr. Suter, that man who sings so nicely, is going to leave us, we hear, sorry. 14—Tomorrow the big mingler. Lennie’s Orchestra-good dancing—we’re on. 15—Polizotta’s too fast. Too bad boys. Froebel-37. M. C.-22. 18— Good bye, fellow classmates. Well mis you! See you again in June. 19— Aoooh! Exams—Don’t we wish we were in the Junior Play? and could get out of Exams by saying, “Yes sir” once or twice. 21—The Junior Play went over big. We like Mr. Beer’s coaching. We only hope that Harold got enough to eat. —“The Many Sided Franklin”—We bow to you, Hilda. It was good and we are glad you won. Good luck in the National. 24— New Freshies. So much smaller than any others. Tiny, green and meek. 25— Some boys were so anxious to get back to school after vacation that they we’re given a cordial invitation to visit Mr. Murray. Like it, Selwyn ? Page 94 THE ELSTONIAN 1— Now for 'Ome nice cold weather. Oooooh, but it’s windy. 2— Well old boy, guess you won’t see your shadow today. At least 1 couldn’t see mine. 3— Sam certainly had a busy day. Just look at all the law-breakers. But some aren’t guilty, you see. 5—Bad business—. o much ninth periods and a big mingler. Saw “Hobie” and Johnny Bartholomew. Remember the days when they were seniors and “Hobie” led you with “Dot”. 11—Today, the old council was supposed to go out. It didn’t. I wonder why. 9—We know Valentine’s Day is not far away. Why? Because we saw John Morris looking very seriously at a big box of candy and heart too. Be careful, John. 10—What happened in the library today? The fourth period when Jake Katz was in such a rush? Poor Frances—she fell—for Jake. 12— We are quarreling, quarreling always—funny too—we went around one corner -Peg and Carl—a heated argument. Then another corner—Genevieve and Selwyn— Oooooh, a fight. On to Froebel. 13- 14—Sunday—St. Valentine. How is the pretty box Margery? Please save us just a wee-wee piece. 15—Everybody Attention. Who did we see today? Why Johnny Gardis! He’s the boy who is going to make “Red” Grange look small. Good to see you. l(i—Officer’ Club Banquet—Good eats. John and a few more got two and three dinners, tho. Some system. 17— Just watch “La” and Jane and Doris. They were in a big, cold city over the week-end. Catch them telling about it. 18— Buy, Buy, Buy—Tickets to a movie—Then the boys will have their sweaters. Come on, ye loyal supporters. 19—Good news, three days to play. Thanks, Mr. Washington. 22— George Washington. 23— Seen “Dude?” What do they call it? “Wanderlust?” That’s it.THE ELSTONl jyj Page 95 1— Let it snow. Let it blow. Just like a lion—so cold. 2— Ju t hear ’em yell! Freshman Comet. Green ink ’n everything. 4—Everybody ready for the tournament? Crme on let’s go. 5 —All set for the big fight. 6— Good ’nuff—w’e’re still in on the ground floor. 7— We take off our hats to you, Laporte. Good luck in the regional. 9—Seen our new style sheiks? They don’t I ke to be called sheiks—but I do like the Austrian hair cuts. Don’t you. 11— My, but Madam Ellis has us all thinking. Get all of your love quarrels settled? 12— Isn’t the Senior Play creating a lot of excitement tho? Can hardly wait to see it. 13— All decided. Cap and gown. We feel proud! 15— Pink eye—colds—headaches. Mystery—hidden jewels—what not—all in M. C. H. S. 16— Whoopee. Senior Comet—and a picture of the Basketball Team. 18—Count the Fords. Almost monopolize our parking space. 21— Spring-ca es, Spring-fever. 22— Since when do teachers wear overalls? Oh, I mean all of our teachers (with a few exceptions) are Artists. 23— Stanley Lauer is next year’s Captain. Hooray!!! 25— Senior Play. Congratulations all around. 26— Senior Play. Band assisted by Alice Kramer, Julia Gielow, and Genevieve Kaczmarczyk gives concert. Mmmmm. Some band! 29—What’s happened to Beth and the Sultan? Why not make up? 31—Lovely weather? for Spring vacation!Page 96 THE ELSTONIAN 1— Get fooled? My, yes! 2— Hope every one saw “La” Charleston. What you missed, if you didn’t. 3— Bill and Nayciel—yep! It’s some case, never quarrel, not much. 4— Vacation. Glorious vacation ends. Rain and , now, don’t spoil my new hat, please. 5— lone Wilcox had a party. Here’s a secret. Ask Frank Keppen what kind of a car she has. 8— Prizes for best essay and best poster on Good Literature were awarded to Marjory Donahue and John Correll at Parent Teachers meeting. 9— Back for our last ten weeks of school! Don’t the Freshmen look sweet in their B. A. A. caps. They should be green. Mother and Daughter Banquet.—a big success. 10—Rain if you want—We want some flowers. 12—Officers’ Club Banquet given by Sophomores and Forum. 14—“Old Ironsides” program. 17—Jack Cathcart seems a bit love-sick. You can catch him dreaming most any day. Who is the cause? Me wonder. 20—Girls! Girls! Play tennis. 23—Ah-ha! Caught you skipping, Bud. 25—Remember when “Dad” Parsons fell off his chair? Just about did it again. 30—Good to be entertained isn’t it. Perhaps it won’t happen again for a long time. Commerce Club puts on three one-act plays.THE ELSTONIAN Page 97 1—How soon school will be over! Hardly seems possible. 4—Doesn’t it look as tho someone is going to fall out of those windows during “lab’’ period? Joe and Blaine are always gazing at the ground. 7—We sympathize with everybody taking an exam today. Make those brains work and win some honors for yourself and M. C. Hi. 10—Wonder who Marjorie is going to the “Prom” with. Anybody know? 15—Class Day—Commencement—Prom—Exams—All excitement. 18—Better hurry. Get your dates. 25—We smile at exams now. Sympathy is in the remembrance. 1— We know it’s June. Spring fever—more cases. Skipping classes and.poetry. 2— Look around. Seniors. Give some advice to the Freshia . Your days are almost over. 3— Set for the Prom ? 4— Class day.100 THE ELSTONIAN DO YOU KNOW Who is good to eat......................................................Joe Wiener Who is never dull....................................................M. V. Albright Who has name of famous emperor...........................................F. Wilhelm Who is part of a ranch....................................................J. Correil Who is always hurrying....................................................F. Leggett Who is always working.....................................................A. Slavin Who never withers.........................................................K. Blom Who always wear, colors.................................................M. Donahue Who is very religious........................................................A. Kirk Who is part of a boat..............................................S. F. Oir Who is not what her name implies.....................................M. Priest Who is neither coming nor going.......................................H. Wendt Who will never lack for work.........................................M. Carpenter. Who has unique employment............................................j. Crumpacker Who is part of a city.....................................................R. Wald Who is never lacking in farms.............................................M. Barnes Who is easily annoyed........................................................p. Irk Who is an automobile..............................................S. Haines Who never lags..............................................W. Leeds Who is never gentle.......................................................H. Savage POPULAR FICTION Review of Review Success........... Life.............. Century.......... Ladies’ World.... Green Book........ Independent....... Judge............. Liberty........... Cosmopolitan...... Outlook .......... ....Before Exams . .. Passing Exams. . . After Graduation During 9th Period .....M. C. H. S. .Teachers Favorite .......... Seniors .....Mr. Murray .....Study Periods .......... Freshies .....During Tests They say writing jokes is fun You have a jolly time. That nothing is more joyful than just Trying hard to rhyme. They say the jokes department threw A party every night, They say it; yes, they say it But believe us, they aren’t right.104 the elstonianTHE ELSTONIAN 105 FRANCES MARTIN—Never worry and get wrinkles, cheer up and get dimples. WILLIAM WILKE—On to the very acme of fame. MYRTLE KRUEGER—A very good piece of work, I assure you, and a merry. LOUISE VETTERLY—There appears much joy in her, a kind overflow of kindness. MILDRED WOLGAST—I have immortal longings in me. MARVIN PETERSON—There’s nothing so become? a man as modest stillness, and humility. ROGER WARD—Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful. MILDRED SCHRAM—There’s nothing ill can dwell in such a temple. ELOISE POSTON—She will outstrip all praise and make it halt behind her. RUTH STEVENS—I like your silence, it the more shows off your wonder. EDWARD HEISE—A fellow of infinite jest, of mo?t excellent fancy. STELLA KRUEGER—Your words rob the Hybla bees, and leave them honeyless. RUSSELL SCHOFIELD—The secret of success is constancy of purpose. INEZ NICHOLSON—What more than mirth would mortals have? MELBA SWANSON—A graceful maiden with a gentle brow, and cheeks slightly tinleu EDITH SCHWAGER—The fair, the chaste, the unexpressive she. JOHN MORRIS—A man of quick decisions. EUNICE HUNZIKER—Silence is more eloquent than words. JOE WIENER—A rare compound of oddity, fun, and frolic. DOROTHY SPRENCIL—Still waters run deep. LUCILLE TAM LIN—Kindly in disposition. JACOB KATZ—So dashing thru thick and thin. DOROTHY ERICKSON—A cheerful heart maketh a cheerful countenance. AURA KIRK—You are looked for, called for, asked for and sought for. JANE KARPEN—Her air, her manners, all who saw admired. EVA ZINK—A diligent student, a friend sweet and gracious. KARIN BLOM—Not what she does, but how she does it. SELWYN HORAN—A warm friend and in fun a good scout. ELTON SMITH—Observant, studious and persevering. LOUIS K A LA MARIS—A character of characters, with a characteristic style. JOHN CRUM PACKER—He leaves a trail of broken hearts. JOHN CORRELL—Tut! Tut! My man—The girls won’t hurt you. ABE SLAVIN—We have nothing against him, he’s a good little boy. MARGARET HAVILAND—Divinely tall and most divinely fair. ROBERTA MACK—A most excellent student and earnest worker. CORRINE GREENBERG—Small but efficient. JAMES GLEASON—Not to know me argues yourself unknown. EDWARD WILLIAMS—I’m not in the role of common men. DOROTHY MISENER—To make me happy, let me argue. FRANCIS LEGGETT—’Tis one thing to be tempted, another to fall. IRENE KRAMER—Folks with brown eyes are always staunch and true. HAZEL KRAMER—Her heart as free from fraud as heaven is from earth. JOHN KEENE—His bark worse than his bite.106 THE ELSTONIAN HENRY STELTER—If I don’t know. I’ll find out. MARJORY DONAHUE—My true love hath my heart and I have his. MABEL PRIEST—She does little kindnesses which most leave undone or despised. LAWRENCE W1 NEMAN—He meets you on the level and parts on the square. MATTHEW TIMM—My best thought? always come a little too late. JACOB SLAVIN—Sir, 1 would rather be right, than be president. LOUIS MROSS—Begone, dull care, from me; for you and I will ne’er agree. HELEN TIMM--She thinks not much but says the more. MARY LOUISE GRIEGER—She speaks, b3haves and acts just as she ought. ALICE KRAMER—Spice in her speech a? it were. IONE WILCOX—She is wise, but keeps it to herself. DORIS KARPEN—Seldom can’t, seldom don’t, never shan’t, never won’t. RICHARD LEWRY-—Men of few words are the best men. HAZEL MELL—A maiden never bold of spirit, still and quiet. JOHN ANDERSON—Just as young a," he looks and acts. EDWARD HIBBS—As proper a man as one shall see. RAY COCHRAN—I concentrate on that which is nigh. GENEVIEVE KACZMARCYK—A friendly and a smiling face, a sensible and smiling grace. EVELY'N MORITZ—Good sense and good nature are never separated. DOROTHY WEAR—As many virtues as spokes in a wheel. HARRIET SAVAGE—Better to be laughing than sighing. WILLIAM SMITH—He has common sense in a way that is uncommon. LAWRENCE GINTHER—Strong in will and earnest in endeavor. ANNE MORRIS—Her presence lend? its warmth. LYLE SEWARD—Nobody would believe it, but I’m naturally a bashful man. MARSHALL GINTHER—Hang sorrow, care will kill a cat, therefore be merry. FRANK KEPPEN—I never trouble trouble, till trouble troubles me. HELEN SCHMOCK—A quiet seeker after knowledge. LUELLA RACINE—Her face the tablet of unutterable thoughts. JACK HARRISON—Blessed with plain sense and sober reason. PAUL KRUEGER—Built for endurance, not for speed. FRED FLOTOW—Quiet and unassuming, but always on the job. MARGARET BARNES—I remember a mess of things but indistinctly. HELEN BARTHOLOMEW—She’s full of life, she’s full of fun, we doubt if there’s any that can beat this one. MARGUERITE KOELLN—A winning way, a friendly smile—in all a girl who is quite worth while. SAMUEL HAINES—Oh, that I were as great a man as I would have you think I am. IRVIN SHON—No where a man as busy as he, and yet he seemed busier than he was. NORMAN CARLSON—The man that hath no music in himself, nor is moved with concord of sweet sounds.THE ELSTONI AN 107 RICHARD SUTTON—There’s stuff in him that puts him to these ends; the force of his own merit makes his way; a gift that heaven gives for him, which buy., a place next to kings. FLORENCE STIBBE—She’s a most exquisite la ly; she’s beautiful, and therefore to be woo’d; she is a woman; therefore to be won. DOROTHY F1NSKE—But you, O you, so perfect and so peerless, are created of every creature’s best. MARVIN LEVENBERG—Let the world wag, I take mine own ease, in mine own time. MURIEL HILLMAN—Her voice was ever soft, gentle and low—an excellent thing in woman. MARY VALETTA ALLBR1GHT— Alack, there lies more peril in thine eye, tnan twenty of their swords. ARTHUR MARGRAF—This fellow’s of exceeding honesty, and know,; all qualities with a learned spirit of human dealings. ARTHUR STEVENS—His life was gentle; and the elements so mixed in him, that nature might stand and say to all the world—this is a man. WALLACE WILSON—The man is nobie; and hi? fame folds in this orb o’ the earth. WILLIAM KILLINGBECK—Ay, sir, to be honest, as this world goes, is to be one many picked out of ten thousand. HERMAN HIT —This fellow’s of exceeding honesty, and knows all qualities with a learned spirit of human dealings. HAROLD JOHANSEN—He was a gentleman on whom I built an infinite trust. CALIoTA LEE—With eyes demure as any saint, and not the sign of rouge or paint. WALTER LEEDS—Happy am I! From care I’m free! Why aren’t they all contented like me. FRED WARNER—I’m not one of those who does not believe in love at first sight, but I believe in talking a second look. WILBUR SCHROEDER—I am Sir Oracle, when I ope my lips, let no dog bark. LAWRENCE BENSON—In athlet.c sports he doth excel, and since the mark he hits so well, his aim in life?—Oh, who can tell? LAURA BLOMQUIST—High flights hath she, and wits at will and so her tongue is seldom still. SARAH FRANCES ORR—O, the little lady’s as dainty as a picture in a book. KATHRYN ROBESON—We grant altho’ she ha? much wit, she’s very shy at using it. GLEN SPARROW—His eyes was mild, his expression meek, he kept that way from week to week. MARY LOUISE OPPERMAN—She that was ever fair, and never proud had tongue at will, and yet was never loud. LEONARD LANDWIRTH—So I plunk and plunk and give a mighty blow and play the tunes that make you think the devil’s in your toes. BLAINE RICHARDS—There surely must be some hard work in me because none of it ever came out.108 THE ELSTONIAN HISTORY OF A SENIOR With quaking heart and trembling hand, the Freshman joins the High School Band. The Principal, with visage stern, fdls him with terror, and in turn, the torture which the Sophomore inflicts on him doth grieve him sore. By Latin he is terrified, and stunned by Algebra besides. The world appears a fearful scene to every little Freshman green. A year goes by; the Freshman now becomes a Sophomore—a haughty frown upon his brow which was not there before. He soon forgets his former fears, and, quite self-satisfied, the present Freshman now he jeers, their greenness to deride. Not only on the Freshman he looks down with scorn and sneers, but on the Juniors scoffingly, and those of higher years. At last a Junior, he acquires a poise and self-assurance; of studying he often tires, and has not much endurance. He does not ever stoop to tease the Freshman, for they bore him; he even tries sometimes to please the teachers there before him. He uncomplainingly labors along to help the Senior finish; so may all joy to him belong, his pleasures never diminish. And now a Senior, stately, proud, he walks with grand and haughty gait. Through Cicero he late has plowed, and deeper studies on him wait. He sadly mourns the patient fact that High School has at last become with kindergarten children packed, and now is bothered by their hum. The craved diploma soon is his, and so here endeth in this way, my tale, of which the moral is, what e’en the humblest have their day. POPULAR SONGS ] Wonder Where My Baby i; Tonite................................John Crumpacker Brown Eyes, Why Are You Blue.........................................Jane Karpen Dizzy Fingers........................................................Lyle Seward Ukelele Lady........................................................Evadeen Leeds Yes, Sir, That’s My Baby............................................... Carl Leut’n I’m Going to Charleston Back to Charleston.......................Forrest Slaughter Collegiate..........................................................Matthew Timm Show Me The Way to Go Home.........................................Lenny Landwirth When I Dream of That Last Waltz With You.............................Gene Richards Oh, Boy, What a Girl....................................................Aura Kirk Anybody Seen My Girl...................................................Louie Sass Tie Me to Your Apron Strings Again...................................Frank Keppen Let Me Call You Sweetheart..............................................Bah Vail My Wild Irish Rose..................................................Mike Farroh You Gotta Know How......................................................Dude Kirk Oh, How I Miss You Tonite................................................Sis Orr Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue.............................................. John A. Whadda I Care...................................................Marshall Gintner Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie......................................Charles Bodine Everybody Step........................................................M. C. H. S..AlumniTHE ELSTONIAN 109 SIDELIGHTS ON OUR ALUMNI ’25—Dot Ohming, last year’s Elstonian editor and the best little yell leader M. C. H. S. has ever had, is studying voice. Mamie Heise and Lois Redding, last year’s “inseparables” are both studying kindergarten work at Indianapolis. Our fair capital also claimed Genevieve Bryan and Helen Boss. Katherine Ohming, one of the winners of the Earl Prize, is working for more laurels at Michigan U., while Mary Helen James, ’25’s basketball captain is fast becoming famous for her ability in sports at Western. “Chuck” Henry’s “smiling face” can still be seen around M. C. “Captain” Joe Stipp is attending Indiana and Johnny Bartholomew (Oil girls, did you see his bearskin coat?) is at present pursuing his studies at Illinois. THE ELSTONIAN 110 ’24—M. C. H. S. lost two of its greatest leaders when ’24’s class graduated. “Chuck” Arnt is in the East attending Princeton. The sunn.y West called “Hal” Kirk who now lives in California. Gladys Bull attends Rockford, Evangeline Glasscott, St. Mary’s and Marian Johnson after a year at Lindenwood is now an “Illinoisite” (We hear you’re quite the bugologist, Marian). “Bud” Orr is studying law at Michigan and Berget “Filbert” Blocksom is still in Hoosierdom attending Indiana U. ’24 claims a writer and journalist in the person of Bob Anderson who is now reporting on a New Orleans paper. Charlotte Taylor attends Western and Arnold Krueger—“Our Heinie”—is at a Y. M. C. A. school in Chicago. Dutton Boeckling—“Button”—Who runs a close second to Marshall Ginther in selling school papers—is now attending Purdue.. (His secret ambition is to become a farmer. Lathrop Mack is winnng laurels in journalism at Illinois, while Elizabeth, of debating fame, is teaching in Chicago. Charles Beckman, “Bob” Staufer, and John Collins are Indiana men and John Burnham, ’23’s class president, now attends Michigan U. Three fortunate young men claimed fair wives from ’23’s debutantes— namely—“Ducky” Jones, Phoebe DeWitt, and Madeline Goodrich. Lester Dolk has won poet’s laurels at DePauw. Ann Hirschman is now a full Hedged “school marm” after attending Ypsilanti for three years.fOur Advertisers” ' I "HE staff of the Elstonian wishes A to thank the merchants who have advertised in our annual. Kindly patronize the merchants who have given us assistance by their advertisements.1925 cfiideeco PRIZE WINNING AMMVALS cVhdeecO) SERVICE IS PRIZE Winning Service 7. e above picture tells its own story. Seventeen prizes in one year is a record of which we may well be proud. 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COMPLIMENTS OF HOOSIER FACTORIES, INC.BEFORE THE MOVIES When you plan an evening at the movies, make the plan complete—precede the show with a dinner at the Spaulding. Thus may you dine well and at leisure, with every minute of the evening a pleasant one. HOTEL SPAULDING W. C. Vierbuchen C. E. MEYER THE BEST IN EVERYTHING Men’s and Young Men’s Clothing Franklin at Fifth AT LAST Here’s one that’s told on John— He’s jealous, terribly jealous, and when he heard the opposing quarterback yell out 5-0-7, it’s no wonder. A PERFECT CHOCOLATE SODA MADE WITH John leaped thru the line and strangled him. It was Mary Louise’s telephone number. HYDROX ICE CREAM | Boston Shoe Store I Home of DOUGLAS SHOE OHMING DRUG 409 Franklin Street I i CO.THE MICHIGAN CITY NEWS First with the Latest in Foreign, National, State Local and Sporting News. Printed Metropolitan Style on a Rotary, Perfecting Press. First in News, Circulation and Advertising | JOHNSON REICHER “Rightway Cleaners” Cleaning—Pressing—Dyeing Office: 120 West Fourth Street Plant: Elm Street and Barker Avenue Phone 2374 Telegram to a friend—“Washout on line, cannot come.” Reply—“Come anyway, borrow a shirt." Lady—“Why have they let all the monkeys out of their cages?” Zoo Attendant—“Holiday, mum. This is Darwin’s birthday.” Cash Hardware Store General Hardware Paints, Oils, Glass Emil Krueger, Proprietor Phone 36 We Deliver 415 Franklin Street BUDDIE’S Clothes Shop For Men 429 Franklin Street Michigan City, Indiana ELITE BEAUTY SHOP GREGORY BUILDING Tivoli Entrance Phone 655NEW STYLE FORDS PRINCE MOTOR CO. Price — Quality — Service 1103 FRANKLIN ST. “Traveled?” said a sailor in a train to a passenger who had questioned him. “I should think I ’ave. I’ve been all around the world, over an’ under it, too. There ain’t many ports I don’t know the inside of.” “Why, you must know a lot about geography.” “Yes, we did put in there once, but only to coal ship. “Tain’t much of a place, what I remember of it.” STAR LAUNDRY | Try Our WET WASH ROUGH DRY And FAMILY FINISHED SERVICE KRUEGER [ Reliable Dry Cleaning | Main Office—124-128 Greely Ave. Down Town Office— t 2t FRANKLIN STREET Service — Quality PHONE 334 | We Call for and Deliver 1 The portraits in this book were made at the CALVERT STUDIO Specializers in Portraiture and Commercial PhotographyCompliments of Bodine Studio Every person in a community should inspect his food manufacturing industries; our products are of this class, and we invite you at all times to inspect our plant— “Quality Regardless of Price” STANDARD BOTTLING WORKS Bottlers of Coca Cola — Nu Grape — Orange Crush — Pa-Poose Root Beer — Hydrox Ginger Ale—and all other flavors. The Canditorium Serves Delicious Lunches Home Made Ice Cream Quality and Not Quantity WE WILL BUY THE BEST AND GIVE THE BEST r------------ | EDELSTEIN’S ; Exclusive Style Shop SUITS, COATS, DRESSES WE DO REMODELING We Also Remodel Furs TELEPHONE 765 Ledbetter Building NOT THAT KIND Shop Foreman—“You aren’t one of them boys that drops their tools and scoots as soon as knockoff blows, are you?” New Worker—“Not me, Why, I often have to wait five minutes after I put me tools away before the whistle goes.” MILLER’S TIRES and TUBES Expert Vulcanizing Reliable Tire Co. 113 East Michigan St. Phone 1497 1............... j MIKE KRUEGER “The Sleepless Shoe Man” TENTH and FRANKLIN Right on the Corner •------ —--------------—-, ilEpmortpsmfenuirirji jUmortpsFinished are the tales of valor, Tales of mightg wars and huntings, Told on skins of deer and bison -As the great Good Spirit ordered. Thus the deeds of all the people LOill forever be remembered.


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