Elston High School - Elstonian Yearbook (Michigan City, IN)
- Class of 1927
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-AdThe Class of 1927
The Seventh Annual Elstonian
Michigan City High School
Michigan City, IndianaFOREWORD
There are books and books,
And staffs and stafFs,
And teachers and editors too;
But we want this book,
This staff, and its work To bring memories back to you.
Our book may not be quite so big;
Its value may not be high;
But we’ve worked and planned,
And we had to dig;
Let’s hope you’ll not pass it by.
We want the jokes to make you laugh, Just as we’ve wished they would;
We want the pictures to please you too, For we’ve done the best we could.
So, as you turn the pages down,
Just think of what we’ve done;
And later, in another town,
Remember—just the fun.
Business Manager ........
Circulation Manager .....
Literary Editors ........
Art Editor ..............
Clubs and Girls’ Athletics
..Dorothy Herbert, Ruth Perham
Dorothy Messner, Harold Wilson ...............Gertrude VolbertDEDICATION
To MISS SHEPHERD and MR. GRIFFIN
we sincerely dedicate this record of our high school days. May Dame Fortune ever follow them, but never her daughter, Miss Fortune.
The StaffMr. Murray—
Mr. Murray, formerly principal of Michigan City High School, and now following Mr. Keeler as superintendent of all the public schools in the city, is one of the ablest directors that could be found for the work in which he is engaged. As principal, he made his “M. C. M.” familiar to all the students of the high school. As superintendent, he has caused the Michigan City schools to progress rapidly. The class of 1927 wishes him further success in his work.MICHIGAN CITY IN 1840
The mural painting by Robert Grafton, which adorns the front of our assembly, was donated to the Michigan City Senior High School by the Rotary Club of Michigan City. We can well afford to be proud of that picture, not only because of its beauty but also because it was painted by a Michigan City artist.
The painting depicts life on Michigan City’s water front in the middle of the nineteenth century. On the extreme right is the old Hoosier Slide, which has now completely disappeared. More than one old settler can tell you of the fun he had in winter, coasting down its steep incline.
As one looks at the picture with its wonderful coloring, he can hear the men shouting to each other, the gentle murmur of the women’s gossipping, the sound of the oars as they dip into the quiet harbor water; one can smell the fresh clean odor that blows in from the lake; can feel the cool morning breeze; and above all, can understand why everyone who has seen Michigan City’s sand dunes and shore line is very anxious to return. For all this, and more, we owe Mr. Grafton and the Rotary Club a greater debt than we can hope ever to be able to repay.THE FACULTY
Mr. Murray—This fellow’s of exceeding honesty, and knows all qualities with a learned spirit of human dealings.
Mr. Knapp—So much one man can do, that does both act and knew.
Mr. Parsons—Long travelled in the ways of men.
Miss M. Schmith—Spice in her speech, as it were.
Miss Engstrom—Ambition has no rest.
Mr. Tingley—Whoever is brave, should be a man of great soul.
Mr. Troyer—The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world, is the highest applause.
MR. Applebee—A cheerful temper makes his knowledge delightful and wit good natured.
Miss Luck—And good luck go with thee.
Miss Shepherd—All people say she hath authority.
Miss McConkey—A true friend is forever a friend.
Miss Stipp—I wish you all the joy that you can wish.
Mr. Luther—Does well, acts nobly; angels could do no more.
Mr. Griffin—Outwardly, a cut-up, but his mind holds thoughts both great and wise.
Miss Crist—A combination of beauty and brains.
Miss Southgate—Thou hast the patience and the faith of saints.
Mrs. Russell—She prizes books, and they prize them most who are themselves wise.
Mrs. Anderson—Thou hast no faults, or I can find no faults.
Miss Munson—Courtesy and dignity are here exemplified.
Mrs. Bell—Straight in her heart did mercy come.
Miss Lusk—A merry heart hath she, and variety in her actions.
Mr. Gill—One in whom there are deeds, not words.
Miss Sebesta—Folks with brown eyes are always staunch and true.
Mrs. Hart—Mindful not of herself.
Miss Palm—Thy modesty’s a candle to thy merit.
Miss Risacher—Art is power.
Mr. Aton—Silent is he when silence be more eloquent than words.
Mr. Schaeffer—So dashing through thick and thin.
Mr. Rogers—An affable and courteous gentleman.
Mr. Long—Good sense and good nature are never separated.
Mr. Lee—Heaven’s thunders melt in music.
Miss Lee—Noble by birth, yet noble by great deeds.
Miss Nafe—Music is an art of the gods and the only art we take with us to heaven.
Miss Smith—Domestic art is the mainstay of human life, and she who furthers it performs a service.Mr. Knapp---
Mr. Knapp, the present principal of M. C. H. S., introduced himself to the students for the first time in September, when he directed the filling out of the election blanks. He has already proved to be fair and just in all his dealings with students, and far-sighted in understanding their wants. Best wishes are extended to him, and the hope that his prosperity and happiness may increase from year to year.
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This Class of 1927 came up from Central in the fall of 1923, feeling quite elated about being students of the high school. However, this feeling was immediately displaced by another of deep humility, caused by the numerous jestings of the upper-classmen.
The first great social event was the Freshman-Sophomore party, given by the sophomores for the freshmen. After this great social event our feeling of elation was restored until time for mid-year exams. However, we rallied, and passed on.
The next year our high school career really began. We organized our class by electing Phil James president, Dot Foster secretary, and Helen Crumpacker treasurer. As had been done for us, we too, in turn, gave a party for the entering freshmen.
Our Junior class officers were Phil James, president, Bob Blocksom, vice-president, Dot Foster, secretary, and Pat Lahey, treasurer. Our two great events of that year were the Junior Play—“A Brace of Partridges,” and the Junior Prom, both successfully given.
As seniors we elected Phil James to lead us once more with the help of Ed Stibbe as vice-president, Betty Gay, secretary, and Marvin Komin-arek, treasurer. We are well represented in athletics by Farroh, McIntyre, Slaughter, Richards, Flotow, Engstrom, Leuth, Beebe, and Paxton. Not only have we ability in sports but also in oratory, in which we are represented by Kominarek, Thompson, and Perham. And last, but not least, are the much honored ones of the National Honor Society—Dot Messner, Dot Foster, Dot Herbert, Betty Gay, Gertrude Volbert, Phil James, and Bob Blocksom.
EDWARD C. STIBBE—Vice-Prer. cf Senior Class; Football, 4; Glee Club, 4; Officers’ Club, 3-4 (Vice-Pres. 4); Hi-Y, 3-4 (Sec. and Treas. 1; Vice-Pres. 4); Comet Staff, 3-4; Jr. Play; Student Gov’t, 3-4 (Sec. 3) Legislature, 3; College Club, 4; Boosters, 3-4; B. A. A.,
1-2-3-4; Civics Club, 3; Sec’y. Sophomore Class; Latin Club, 1; Dramatics Club, 3; Senior Play.
ELIZABETH GAY—Honor Society (Sec.) 4; Sec. of Senior Class; Elstonian Staff; Sec. St. Gov’t, 4; Legislature, 3; Latin Club, 2-3-4 (First Consul, 4); Officers’ Club, 3-4; Commerce Club, 3; Civics Club, 3; Police Force, 3; G. A. A., 2-3-4; Dramatics Club, 4; Chairman of Const. Committee for St. Gov’t, 4; “The Mouse Trap,” 4.
DOROTHY FOSTER— Hd jor Society, 4; Ed tor of Elstonian; Comet Staff, 4; D;amatics Club, 1-3-4 (Treas. 4); Forum, 1-2-3-4 (Sec., 3; Vice-Pres., 4); St. Gov’t; Sec. of Junior and Sophomore Classes; Pres, of Orchestra, 3; Glee Club, 1-2-3; Girls’ Council, 2; Girl Scouts, 3-4; Music Memory Contest, 1-2-3; Music Club, 1-2-3; Commerce Club, 4; Latin Club, 2-3; G. A. A., 1-2; Officers’ Club, 3-4.
PHILIP JAMES—Honor Society, 4; Pres, of Senior, Junior, Sophomore, and Freshman Classes; Pres. Hi-Y, 1-4; La-t n Club, 1-2 (Pres. 2); Boosters, 3-4 (Pres. 4); Pres, of Glee Club, 3-4; St. Gov’t, 3; Civics Club, 3; Jr. Plav; College Club, 4; Basketball (2nd team),
2-3; Baseball, 3-4 (Capt. 4); Officers’ Club, 3-4; Comet Staff, 3-4; Dramat’cs Club, 3; B. A. A., 1-2-3-4; Senior Play.
MARVIN KOMINAREK—Pres, of Officers’ Club, 4; Commerce Club, 3-4 (vice-Pres., 4); Treas. of Senior Class; Elstonian Staff; Debating (Capt. of Neg. Team), 4; Police Force, 3-4; Pres, of Travel Club, 3; Forum, 3-4 (Sec. 3); Glee Club, 3-4; B. A. A. 1-2-3-4; Hi-Y, 4; Boosters, 4; Social Committee, 4; First Prize in Local and County Public Speaking Contest, 4; “Not to the Swift.”DOROTHY HERBERT — Vice-Pres. of Honor Society, 4; Officers’ Club, 4; College Club, 4; Glee Club, 3; Elstonian Staff; Comet Staff, 4; St. G-ov’t, 4; Pres. Dramatics. Club, 4; G. A. A., 1-2-3; Orchestra, 1-2-3; Forum, 3; Commerce Club, 3; Latin Club, 1-3-4; Music Club, 1-2; Girls’ Council, 1-2; “Cheer Up,” 1; “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” 1; “Thursday Evening,” 3; “Miss Caruther's Return,” 3; “The Ghost Story,” 4; “Enter Dora-Exit Dad,” 4; Senior Play.
EUGENE RICHARDS—Basketball, 2-3-4; Commerce Club, 4; Music Club, 3-4; B. A. A.
ANDREW HAERB—B. A. A. 1-2-3-4; Civics Club, 2; B. A. C. 3; Lightweight Football, 3; Dramatics Club, 4; Commerce Club, 4.
MILDRED BURNETT DRAKE—Basketball, 1-2-3; Comet Staff, 1-2-3-4; Civics Club, 2-3; G. A. A. 1-2-3-4 (Pres. 4); Boosters (Vice-Pres.) 3; Dramatics Club; Music Club; Jr. Council, 3; Forum, 2; Officers’ Club, 3-4; Commerce Club, 3-4.
GERTRUDE VOLBERT—Honor Society, 4; Latin Club, 1-2; French Club, 3; Dramatics Club, 4; College Club, 4; G. A. A. 1-2-3-4; St. Gov’t, (Sec.), 4; Police Force, 4; “Patchwork Quilt,” 4.MIKE FARROH—Football, 1-2-3-4; basketball, 1-2-3-4; Track, 1-2-3-4 (Capt. 4); B. A. A. 1-2-3-4; College Club, 4; Art Club, 3-4 (Vice-Pres. 4) Hi-Y, 2-3-4; Comet Staff, 2-3; Officers’ Club, 3; All-State Half-back, 4; Travel Club, 3; State Vz Mile Championship Relay Team, 3; State Championship M.le Relay, 3; Nat. Vz Mile Relay Team, 3; High Point Man at Emerson, Froebel, and Laporte Track Meets.
MARION RYMAL—New Buffalv) H. S. 1-2-3; Art Club, 4; College Club, 4; G. A. A., 4.
HELEN CRUMPACKER — Editor of Comet, 4; Comet Staff, 3; Boosters, 1-
2-3-4; Jr. Play; Officers’ Club, 3-4; Forum; G. A. A. 1-2-3-4; Legislature, 3.
JACK PATTEE—Commerce Club, 3-4; Forum; Glee Club, 3-4; Comet Staff, 2-3; St. Gov’t, 3-4; Elstonian Staff; College Club, 4; Dramatics Club, 3-4; Officers’ Club, 3-4; B. A. A.; Band; B. A. C. 3; Tennis Team (Pres.) 4; “Not to the Swift,” 4; “A Trysting Place,” 3.
WILLIAM PAHL—Dramatics Club, 1-3-4; Forum, 1-3-4; College Club, 4; Comet Staff, 2; Hi-Y, (Sec.) 1; B. A. A. 1-2-3-4; Track, 3; Football, 3; Jr. Play; Tennis Team, 3; Golf Team, 4; Commerce Club, 3; Treas. of Sophomore Class; “Nora’s Thanksgiving,” 4.CLEMENT NOVAK—B. A. A. 1-2-3-4; Forum, 3-4; College Club, 4; St. Gov’t, 3-4; Police Force, 4; Track, 3-4; Glee Club, 4.
DOROTHY KNABLE—G. A. A. 1-2-3-4; French Club; College Club, 4; Dramatics Club, 4; Debating, 4.
WILLIAM RICHTER—B. A. A. 1-2-3-4; Civics Club, 2; Forum, 3-4 (Vice-Pres., 4); Botany Club, (Vice-Pres.) 3; Library Club, 3; Comet Staff, 3-4; College Club, 4; Officers’ Club, 3-4; “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” 1; “Enter Dora—Exit Dad,” 4; Senior Play.
GERALDINE SAMUELSON—Commerce Club, 2-3; Art Club, 3-4; College Club, 4; G. A. A. 1-2-3-4.
DOROTHY JOHNSON—Boosters, 1-2-3-4 (Sec. 3) ; Music Club, 1-2-3-4 (Pres. 3); Forum, 1-3; Civics Club, 1; Latin Club,
1-2-3; College Club, 4; Elstonian Staff; St. Gov’t, 3; Glee Club, 2-3; Dramatics Club, 2-3; G. A. A. 1-2-3; Officers’ Club, 3; “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” 1.DONALD WARD—Latin Club, 1-2-3; B. A. A. 1-2-3-4; Forum, 4; College Club. 4; Wrestling, 3-4; Debating, 4; B. A. C. 3.
DOROTHY MESSNER—Honor Society, 4; Lat n Club, 1-3; French Club, 3; St. Gov’t, 3; Forum, 2-4; G. A. A. 1-4; Dramatics Club, 2-4; Girl Scouts, 3-4 (Treas. 4); Music Club, 1-2-3; Boosters, 4; Debating, 4; “The Ghost Story,” 4; “The Mouse Trap,” 4.
LOIS VETTERLY—Jr. Play.
MELVIN BURNS—Latin Club; Mechanical Drawing Club; B. A. A.; College Club; Baseball Team.
FORD KEPPEN—Football, 3-4; Track. 3-4; Band, 1-2-4; Orchestra, 1-2-3; Forum, 4; College Club, 4; Officers’ Club, 3.VOHN ARROWSMITH—Latin Club; Music Club; G. A. A. 1-2-3-4; Art Club, 3; Dancing Club, 4; State Championship “Free Throw Team,” 2.
HAROLD WILSON—Glee Club, 1-2-3-4; College Club, 4; Dramatics Club, 3-4; French Club, 3-4 (Treas. 3); Art Club, 3-4; Jr. Play; B. A. A. 1-2-3-4, “Cheer Up,” 1; Senior Play.
GEORGE ENGSTROM—Football, 1-2-3-4 (Capt. 3); B. A. A. 1-2-3-4; Hi-Y, 4; Wrestling, 3-4; College Club, 4; Science Club, 4.
CHARLOTTA THOMPSON — Dramatics Club, 4; Glee Club, 4; Forum, 3; Lat'n Club, 3; French Club, 3; College Club, 4; Debating, 4; G. A. A. 1-3-4; “Lady Frances,” 4; Senior Play.
ELSIE BECKTELL—Springville Twp. H. S. 1-2-3; G. A. A. 4; Latin Club, 4; Dramatics Club, 4.ROBERT BLOCKSOM—Honor Society, 4; Vice-Pres. of Junior Class; Hi-Y, 1-2-3-4 (Vice-Pres. 1); Dramatics Club, 3-4; Officers’ Club, 3; Social Committee, 3; St. Gov’t, 3-4; B. A. A. 1-2-3-4; College Club, 4; Boosters, 3; Glee Club, 3; Microscope Club, 3; “Cheer Up,” 1; “Evening Dress Indispensible,” 3; Jr. Play; Senior Play.
BETH CARVER—Latin Club, 2-3; Dramatics Club, 4; College Club, 4; St. Gov’t, 4; G. A. A. 1-2-3-4; Commerce Club, 3; Household Arts Club, 1.
PEGGY CONRAD—Logansport H. S. 1-2-3; College Club, 4; Dancing Club, 4; Pres. H. A. Club, 3-4; Commerce Club,
3-4; G. A. A. 3-4; Officers’ Club, 3-4.
CARL LUETH—Football, 2-3-4 (Capt. 3) Pres. B. A. A. 2, Sec. B. A. A. 3; Hi-Y, 3-4, (Sec. 3) Glee Club, 3-4; Art Club, 3-4; Chief of Police, 2; Crimson Comet,
2- 3-4 (Ad Soliciter, 2; Advertising Mgr.
RICHARD D. BELL—B. A. A. 1-2-3-4; Hi-Y, 2-3-4; Forum, 2-3-4; Science Club, 3; Latin Club, 3; Comet Staff, 4; Elstonian Staff; Glee Club, 4; College Club, 4; Pres. Dramatics Club, 4; Police Force, 4; Pres, of St. Gov't, 4; Officers’ Club, 4; Senior Play.VICTOR HARRIS—B. A. A. 1-2-3-4; Science Club, 3-4; Travel Club, 3.
GENEVIEVE MARION CARVER—Commerce Club, 3-4 (Sec. 4) ; Pres, of Glee Club, 4; Forum, 2-4; Comet Staff, 4; Social Committee, 3; Officers’ Club, 3-4; Dramatics Club, 4; G. A. A. 1-2-3-4; French Club, 2; “The Trysting Place,” 3; “The Patchwork Quilt,” 4; “Lady Frances,” 4; Senior Play.
LOIS LUCK—Comet Staff, 4; French Club, 2-3-4; Boosters, 3-4; Glee Club,
2-3; Officers’ Club, 3-4; G. A. A. 2-3-4; Commerce Club, 3-4; Forum, 3.
EARLE MILLER—B. A. A., 1-4; Science Club, 3-4 Vice-Pres. 3; Travel Club Vice-Pres. 4; College Club, 4; Social Committee, 4.
FREDERICK KRUEGER — Football, 1; Basketball, 1-2 (Mgr. 2) ; Band, 3-4 (Drum Major) ; Legislature, 3; St. Gov’t,
3-4; Pres, of Nature Club, 3-4; Music Club, 3-4; B. A. A. 1-4; Hi-Y, 4; Glee Club, 4; Track, 3-4; Sec. and Treas. of Band, 3; “Minstrel,” 4; Officers’ Club, 3-4.RUSSELL HARLEY—Plymouth H. S. 1-2; Basketball, 3; Football, 3; Draw.ng Club, 3; College Club, 4; B. A. A. 3-4.
MARGARET HOFFMASTER—Springv.lle Twp. H. S. 1-2-3; G. A. A. 4; Lat n Club, 4; Dramatics Club, 4.
JOSEPHINE KRIMBACHER—G. A. A.
1-2-3-4; Commerce Club, 3; Latin Club, 3; College Club, 4; Forum, 3-4.
LEONARD WOCHOLSKI—Football, 2-3-4; B. A. A. 1-2-3-4; Industrial Arts Club, 3-4; Jr. Hi-Y, 1.
PATRICK LAHEY—French Club, 3-4 (Prer. 4; Vice-Pres. 3) ; Commerce Club, 3-4; Treas. of Junior Class; Debating, 4; Jr. Play; Boosters, 4; St. Gov’t, (Vice-Pres.) 4; Civics Club, 4; Officers’ Club, 3-4; B. A. A. 1-2-3-4; Comet Staff, 3-4.LOUIS KIENITZ—B. A. A.
RUTH PERHAM—Elstonian Staff; G. A. A. 1-2-3-4; Latin Club, 2-3-4; Forum 3-4; College Club, 4; Dramatics Club, 4; Debating, 4; “The Mouse Trap,” 4.
NERMA HINCHMAN—G. A. A. 1-2-3-4; Dramatics Club, 3-4; Music Club, 1; Commerce Club, 3-4; Girl Scouts, 3-4; Forum, 1-2; Household Arts, 1-2; “The Theater Goers,” 2.
WILFORD ROBINSON—Social Committee, 3; Basketball (2nd Team) 2-3; Pres, of Travel Club, 4; Commerce Club, 2-3; Comet Staff, 3; Hi-Y (Vice-Pres.) 1-2; College Club, 4; B. A. A. 1-2-3-4.
RUSSELL LUBKE—Science Club.LORENZ MAGINSKE—College Club, 4; Science Club, 4.
DOROTHY BINGAMON—Civics Club, 3; Commerce Club, 3-4; Dramatics Club, 4; Music Club, 4; Glee Club, 4; G. A. A. 2-3-4 (Sec. 3); Art Club, 3.
ALMA FLANIGAN—Latin Club, 3-4; G. A. A. 2-3-4; Dramatics Club, 3-4; Commerce Club, 4; Class Championship Basketball Team, 3.
FRANK PRZYBYLINSKI—B. A. A., 1-4; Science Club, 4; Industrial Club, 4.
CHARLES BAUMGARTEN—Cheer Leader, 4.WILLARD AUSTIN — Springfield High School, 1-3; Basketball, 2-3; Track, 3-4; Glee Club, 4.
GERTRUDE BARNETT—G. A. A. 1-2-3-4; Commerce Club, 4; Dramatics Club, 4; Sewing Club, 4; Girl Scouts, 3-4.
BLANCHE PEO—Springville Twp. H. S. 1-2-3; Latin Club, 4; G. A. A. 4; Dramatics Club, 4.
MEYER LANDWIRTH — Football, 3-4 Basketball, 3; Track, 3; B. A. A. 1-2-3-4 B. A. C. 3; College Club, 4; Forum, 4 Travel Club, 4.
JOHN BOHLIM—Football, 2-3-4; Track,
3-4; B. A. A. 1-2-3-4; Police Force, 4; Commerce Club, 4; Glee Club, 3-4; Hi-Y, 2-3-4; College Club, 4; “Minstrel,” 4.V
STANLEY BIELA—Winner of County and District Latin Contest, 4.
ETHEL BECKTELL—Springville Twp. H. S. 1-2-3; G. A. A. 4; Latin Club, 4; Dramatics Club, 4.
CATHERINE HULL—Glee Club, 3-4; Commerce Club, 3; Pres, of Tennis Club, 3; St. Gov’t, 4; Boosters, 4; College Club, 4; Comet Staff, 4; G. A. A. 1-2-3-4; Officers’ Club, 3-4; Music Club, (Sec.) 3
FORREST SLAUGHTER—Newman H. S. 1; Basketball, 2-3-4; Baseball, 3-4 (Capt. 3); B. A. A. 2-3-4; Vice-Pres. of B. A. A. 3; College Club, 4; Glee Club, 4; Travel Club, 4.
LAW’RENCE SMITH—Commerce Club, 2-3; B. A. A. 1-2-3; Forum, 3; Science Club, 4; College Club, 4; Track, 3-4; Football, 3-4; Baseball, 3; Jr. Play.WILLIAM PAXTON—Football, 1-2-3-4; Basketball, 2; Track, 2; B. A. A. (Pres.) 3-4; Pres, of Science Club, 4; Hi-Y, 4; College Club, 4.
PEARL HULL—Boosters, 4; Offices’ Club, 3-4; G. A. A. 1-2-3-4; (Pres. 3-4); Social Committee, 4; Basketball, 3-4; Tennis Club, 3; Comet Staff, 4; Commerce Club, 2; College Club, 4; Pres, of Art and Needlework Club, 3; Forum, 2; St. Gov’t, 3.
HELEN STAFFEL—Commerce Club, 3-4; G. A. A. 1-2-3-4; Music Club, 3-4.
EDWARD McCOMB—Wrestling, 2-3-4; Football, 1-2-3; Vice-Pres. Science Club, 4; Glee Club, 4; College Club, 4; G. A. A. 1-2-3-4.
HENRY McINTYRE — Basketball, 3-4; Baseball, 3-4; B. A. A. 1-2-3-4; B. A. C. 3; College Club, 4. t
GEORGE DIFFENBAUGH—Band (Pres.); B. A. A. 1-2-3-4; Mech. Drawing Club (Sec.); Orchestra.
RUTH GUIBERT—Commerce Club, 3-4; Glee Club, 4.
HILDA HOLMGREN—Latin Club, 2-3-4; Dramatics Club, 3; College Club, 4; Sec. of Nature Club, 4; Commerce Club, 2-3-4; Girl Scouts, 3-4 (Patrol Leader, 4); “The Theater Goers,” 2; “A Thursday Evening,” 3.
LYMAN HICKS—Microscope Club, 3, B. A. A. 3 and 4, Travel Club, 4.
CLARENCE DEVAUX—Basketball, 3-4 (2nd Team, 3); Baseball, 3-4; Com-me ce Club, 4; Microscope Club, 2; B. A. A. 1-2-3-4.GLEN ROAMES—B. A. A., 1-2-3; Commerce Club, 2-3; College Club, 4; Glee Club, 4; Tennis, 4; Junior Play, 3; Boosters, 3.
HARRIET SHERRICK—Latin Club.
FRANCES TIMM—College Club, 4; Commerce Club, 2-3-4; G. A. A. 1-2-3-4.
HAROLD SADENWATER — Commerce Club, 2-3-4 (Sec. 3; Pres. 4); B. A. A.
1-2-3-4; Forum, 3-4; Art Club, 3-4; Glee Club, 3-4; Comet Staff, 3-4; Officers’ Club, 3-4; Jr. Play; “The Patch-work Quilt,” 4; “Minstrel,” 4.
JOY SCHWARK—Glee Club, 1-2; Commerce Club, 3-4; Treas. of Music Club.
2- 4; G. A. A. 2-4; Basketball, 2; Dancing Club, 4; Music Memory Contest, 1-2-
3- 4; “Cynthia’s Strategy,” 1.NELLIE WURSCH—Springville Twp. H. S. 1-2-3; G. A. A. 4; Dramatics Club, 4; Latin Club, 4.
HARRY RUBIN—B. A. A., 1-3; Wrestling, 3-4; Comet Staff, 2-3; Civics Club, 2-3; Radio Club, 2; Dramatics Club, 2.
OWEN NICEWARNER—French Club, 2-3-4 (Sec. 3-4); Jr. Hi-Y, 1; Glee Club, 3; Comet Staff, 3; Pres, of Library Club, 3.
JUNE MAEDER — Southwestern H'gh School, 1-2; Commerce Club, 3; Glee Club, 4; Dramatics Club, 4; College Club, 4; G. A. A., 3-4.SENIORS
Catherine Hull—“Short and sweet”—to be continued.
Pearl Hull—“And hard to beat”—concluded.
Clem Novak—“I don’t agree; now, here’s my idea of the situation.”
Dorothy Herbert—“Generally speaking, a woman is—generally speaking.” Eugene Richards—“Oh, how high school interferes with my athletics.”
Gertrude Barnett—“Just call her Barney.”
Charles Baumgarten—“Come on, folks, let’s hear ya yell.”
Dorothy Foster—“If music be the food of love, play on.”
George Engstrom—“I’m not much in mathematics, but you should see me in athletics.”
Mildred Drake—“Can two live as cheaply as one? I’ll say they can.”
John Bohlim—“Black curly hair never was a bore.”
Harriett Sherrick—“I have learned in what oever state I am therewith to be content.”
Marvin Kominarek—“A little nonsen e now and then is relished by the best of men.”
Marion Rymal'—“She’s a major in the language of love.”
Mike Farroh—He says he, personally, prefers blondes; just as if we didn’t know
Charlotta Thompson—Essentially serious, but you know there’s a time.
Philip James—“Once I was bashful and shy, now I’m a dangerous guy.” Josephine Krimbacher—“Modesty is the law of life.”
Patrick Lahey—“You’re mistaken if you think I’m Irish.”
Ruth Perham—“Her mind is her kingdom.”
Fred Krueger—“Ah! There’s music in the air.”
Vohn Arrowsmith—“Wee, wee, witty maid.”
Andrew Haerb—“All great men are dying, I den t feel well myself.”
Hilda Holmgren—“Be prepared.”
Russell Harley—“I’ll make an excellent bachelor—so I say.”
Dorothy Bingamon—“I know a maiden fair to see.”
William Pahl—“Life’s no better if we worry; life’s no longer if we hurry.” Nerma Hinchman—“Always on the bright side.”
Ed Stibbe—“Give me some music, music moody food, of us that trade in love.” Ethel Becktell—“A year at M. C. H. S. is better than none at all.”
Jack Pattee—“To study or not to study—that is the question.”
Gertrude Volbert—“A little body doth often harbor a great soul.”
Donald Ward—“My book and heart must never part.”
Joy Schwark—“There’s a Joy-bell.”
Stanley Biela—“Strongest minds are often those of whom the noisy world hears the least.”
Lois Luck—“When duty and pleasure clash, let duty go to smash.”
Harold Wilson—“Take me to that land of jazz.”
Betty Gay—“I’m not denyin’ women are foolish. God Almighty made ’em to match the men.”
William Richter—“It is not quantity that counts, but quality.”
Dorothy Enable—“One of the many Dots.”
Frank Przybyiinski—“The name that broke the linotype.”
Dorothy Messner—“Willing to work, yet ready to play.”
Carl Lueth—“A man to the nth degree.”Dorothy John on—“Music is her mistress.”
Victor Harris—“Life is a jest—and more.”
Peggy Conrad—“Venus oft with anxious care, adjusted twice a straying hair.” Floyd Melson—“And hast thou marked the pensive shade that many times obscures his lip?”
Alma Flanigan—“A girl who has red hair, will have red hair until she dyes.” Lorenz Maginske—“Constant labor is the road to success.”
Genevieve Carver—“It’s love that makes the world go round; gee, how fast it's spinning.”
Ford Keppen—“My highest ambition is to get an E in penmanship.”
Beth Carver—“And the whole world must wait till she powders her nose.” Harold Sadenwater—“There’s more to be told than here can be said.”
Elsie Becktell—“She speaks, behaves, and acts just as she ought.”
Leonard Wocholski—“A name is only a handle.”
Geraldine Samuelson—“Everything she does is done well.”
Lawrence Smith—“I’ll see you in the navy.”
Helen Crumpacker—“All that a girl should be.”
Meyer Landwirth—“Pep and personality.”
Lois Vetteriy—“And the maid was fair and beautiful.”
Henry McIntyre—“He’s as good a sport as can be found.”
Ruth Guibert—“Has anyone seen her with the blues?”
Bob Blocksom—“Boy, how that boy can make the piano talk.”
Helen Staff el—“A friend to all her friends.”
George Diffenbaugh—“There’s more to be discovered in high school than books.” Frances Timm—“She likes the world, and the world likes her.”
Willard Austin—“My friends have come to me unsought.”
Blanche Peo—“A well informed, quiet person.”
Nellie Wursch—“Knowledge is power. Patience is a blessing.”
Lyman Hicks—“Capability exemplified.”
Margaret Hoff master—“Sale’s just the quiet kind whose nature never varies.” Clarence Devoe—“A happy combination of a student and a good fellow.”
June Maeder—“Let me taste of pleasures today.”
Melvin Burns—“Life’s a serious proposition—girls, too.”
Earle Miller—“He who is truthful is honored always.”
William Paxton—“Athletics is his hobby—you just wait and see—a second Andy Gill he’ll surely be.”
Ed McComb—“Bashfulness is more often a sign of wisdom than over assurance.” Forrest Slaughter—“Havanna, quick, I’m thirsty.”
Louis Kienitz-—“Always intensely busy, whatever he does, at lessons, talking, or just doing nothing.”
Wilford Robinson—“He is a gentleman on whom we build absolute trust.” Owen Nicewarner—“He wears a lean and hungry look.”
Glen Roames—“The best of men have ever loved repose.”
Russell Lubke—“Still waters run deep.”“THE HOTTENTOT”
The senior class play, “The Hottentot,” was presented in excellent fashion before a large audience, April 22.
Sam Harrington, played by Philip James, was forced into a horse race by his sweetheart, Peggy Fairfax, portrayed by Dorothy Herbert. Sam, who formerly had been a fair rider, had had a bad fall, and s!nce then had been very afraid of horses. Larry Crawford, Edward Stibbe, was also suing for the hand of Peggy. He discovered from Carol Chadwick, played by Chariotta Thompson, that Sam was not the great rider he was thought to be. Jealous because Peggy had chosen Sam to ride in her colors, Larry resolved that Sam shou'd disgrace himself by failing to ride. Sam promised to ride Peggy’s horse, “Bountiful.”
Swift, Patrick Lahey, the butler, hid “Bountiful,” thinking that by doing so he would save the life of Sam. The horse was discovered just before the race, but was unable to be ridden. In spite of the warnings of Perkins the groom, portrayed by Richard Bell; and those of Swift, Harrington decided to ride the “Hottentot.” He bought this horse from Alec Fairfax, Charles Baumgarten, and presented it to Peggy. He rode the “Hottentot” to victory, and won both the cup and a bride.
Genevieve Carver as May Gilford, and Harold Wilson as Ollie Gilford, acted as hosts of the guests at the house-party.
William Richter as McKesson, and Clarence DeVaux as Reggie Townsend, portrayed those characters well.
The play, coached by Miss Goldie Shepherd, was pronounced one of the best ever produced by a class of Michigan City High School.CLASS WILI
BY PATRICK LAHEY AND DOROTHY MESSNER
We, the class of 1927, fearing the end approaching as a result of examinatus, do hereby grasp this opportunity to dispose of our worldly possession?, the same nullifying all previous wills of any nature.
To Mr. Murray we will a copy of the well-known and highly humorous (?) periodical—“Judge”—and we hope that he wi.i derive much amusement from its contents.
Miss Shepherd will? next year’s Seniors to Mr. Knapp.
Andy Gill inherits a new vocabulary, composed of all the slang phrases of the Seniors, to be used for his school spirit talks.
Unto the school library, Forrest Slaughter leaves his literary gem, “Night Life in Michigan City,” or the “Twelve O’clock Boys in the Nine O’clock Town.”
Helen Crumpacker leaves the Comet in the hands of Ima Simp.
Gene Richards forfeits to Dick Cook the gum which he has left deposited under the seats—et cetera—in the last four years. Gene hopes he won’t get stuck up over it, though.
Meyer Landwirth will? his Montgomery-Ward catalogue to Ben Slavin.
Geraldine Samuelson leaves her drawing ability to Nellie Garland.
To Lawrence Smyth we will poor Rudy’s place on the screen. (J’ ever notice the resemblance? Neither have we.)
Unto our “Bobbie,” Marvin Kominarek wills the sole right to continue the saying of his axiom, “Every day in every way I am getting more and more famous. It’s great stuff, Moreland, if you don’t weaken.”
Mike Farroh wills his athletic ability to Fred Sayre.
Unto the Junior Class we noble Seniors leave the privilege of ah—oh looking intelligent.
Fritz Krueger, our drum major, leaves his baton in Everett Enders’ care. He knows that Everett is nearly as big as it is.
Harold Wilson, our stellar warbler, leaves his throatiness to Arnold Weiner.
Unto Russell Anderson, Bob Blocksom wills his string of freshman girls.
Betty Gay bequeaths her psychological mind to Virginia Wineman.
Jack Pattee wills his ability as a detective to Wm. Kenefick, on the basis of true marks of great detectives—big feet. These two have no equals.
We will that Mr. Applebee should will some of those chemistry quizzes to the state universities in sympathy with the Seniors of next year.
Unto our diminutive Walter Weatherby we will a front seat in the assembly to prevent teachers from overlooking him in taking the attendance.
Dorothy Herbert leaves her petiteness to Nayciel Freese.
James Root has received all privileges and rights to pick up the pennies thrown at him during the minglers.
In witness whereof, we hereunto set our hand and seal on this 9th day of June, 1927, A. D.
Class of ’27.
P. S.—We almost forget. We will will this will to Will Paxton, if he will will Will Richter his will, and if he will carry his will to Will and let Will to do with it as he vnII.CLASS PROPHECY
Editor of Minors’ News Nuggets,
Hot Tamallie, Iceland.
Dearest Helen: As you probably know, Phil and I have been married for five
years now, and being rather interested in what the members of our graduating class are doing I have gone to the trouble of looking up each member and thought you might be interested in knowing the result?.
Vohn Arrowsmith is at the head of the Sass Novelty Stores with Willard Austin and Richard Bell as chief salesmen.
Gertrude Barnett, Elsie and Ethel Becktell are ail teaching in the school for feeble-minded at Logansport, Indiana, while Me.vin Burns and William Pahl are janitors at the institution.
Charles Baumgarten and Alma Flanigan are on the stage presenting an act of acrobatic dancing.
George Diffenbaugh and Albert Streibel are cartoonists for the “Richter and Lahey Weekly Herald," with Dot Foster as star reporter.
Margaret Hoffmaster and Nerma Hinchman are both nurses at Dr. Harley’s Sanitarium.
Andrew Haerb and Willard West are both members of the old home town garbage force.
Harold Sadenwater is a famous comedian with Wilford Robinson a; his “s'de-kick.” Dorothy Enable, Ruth Perham, and Betty Gay are touring the country mak.ng speeches for Woman’s Supremacy.
Genevieve Carver and Dorothy Johnson are both giving piano lessons at the Blocksom School of Music.
Mike Farroh and George Engstrom are coaching Eskimos in Siberia. Marion Rymal, incidentally, is in Siberia.
Dorothy Bingamon and Catherine Hull have opened a day nur.ery to accommodate frivolous mothers. Charlotta Thompson is the chief client.
Hilda Holmgren heads the International Association of Girl Scouts.
Beth Carver and Marvin Kominarek have been happily married. Louis Kienitz was best man and Lawrence Smyth chief usher.
Peggy Conrad and Irene Reber are still college widows at Valparaiso University.
Meyer Landwirth and Eugene Richards are typical “men about town."
Forrest Slaughter and Floyd Melson have struck oil in Mexico and are now multimillionaires living in Australia.
Josephine Krimbacher, Frances Timm, and Helen Staffel have announced the opening of their Ladies’ Ready-to-Wear store in Laporte.
Ed McComb and Carl Lueth and Bill Paxton are life guards at Palm Beach, Fla. Ed Stibbe runs a grocery store. Russell Lubke and Earle Miller are running a hot dog stand. Clem Novak is a Methodist minister.
Dot Messner is peddling “Mader and Vetterly Household Nuisances” from doer to door.
Clarence Devoe is training lions for the Mclntyre-Rubin 8 ring circus. Joy Schwark and Harriet Sherrick are tailore:ses at the Harold Wilson Tailor Shoppe, Fifth Avenue, New York.
Leonard Wocholske and Fred Krueger are conducting an orchestra at the Przy-byiinske Inn.
Mildred Drake and Gertrude Volbert are writing the story of their lives for the Roames-Maginski Weekly, a humorous magazine.
Ruth Guibert, Blanche Peo, and Nellie Wursch are detectives at Scotland Yard, London.
I have heard some rumor of our old friend “Bill” Paxton being married, but have been unable to discover who the lucky girl is. Will write later.
—Helen Crumpacker.CLASS POEM
The world of wisdom opens wide her gates.
We seekers after truth shall enter in;
And while the store of knowledge ever waits,
We’ll follow on and either lose or win.
We’ll plow our way thro’ storms and clouds and strife.
And seek her always throughout each one’s life.
For tho’ we leave our days in M. C. High,
We still march forward, and for honor vie.
We’ll all for freedom strive, and liberty;
To every door of life we hold the key.
Equipped with education we’ll do much,
And finally the road to fame we’ll touch.
And some will be both great and good at home;
While others for their valor may be known.
And so we leave, each seeking his own way,
Each striving for perfection every day.
And though to us our fates are hidden now,
May each and every one a solemn vow Take to himself—each asset magnify,
Each liability to drive away,
Until this class is better than before—
Reincarnated to the very core.
M. C. H. S.
WE’LL NE’ER FORGET THEE; THO’ WE MUST LEAVE THEE, WE’LL THINK OF YOU.
M. C. H. S.
THE WORLD’S BEFORE US: WE’RE LEAVING, BUT WE’LL REMEMBER YOU.HONOR SOCIETY
The Honor Society of Michigan City High School WAs Inaugurated by the Officers' Club of 1925-26, and the first candidates were chosen from the graduating class in June, 1926. These people were not officially installed until the regular installation exercises held before the student-body on January, 1927, in the Junior high school auditorium, when those who were able to attend met with the new candidates. Only a few of those chosen in June, 1926, were there, since many were attending college.
At the Installation, the members took the pledge of the society, and later, those who wished them received pins, signifying that they were members of the National Honor Society. The banner of the Honor Society was presented to the school at this event. At a later meeting the following officers were elected:
President—Harmon Green Vice-President—Dorothy Herbert Secretary—Elizabeth Gay Treasurer—Mabel Brant.
The members of the Honor Society were selected by a committee of teachers of the high school faculty. The points considered were service, character, scholarship, and leadership.
It is the Honor Society, the height of success in high school, for which so many students strive to become eligible. It is well worth the effort of hard work in studies and activities to become a member, and to receive the honors and tribulations credited to the members of the society.
The members, during the past semester, have helped the high school by tutoring students who need more help than can be given by the teachers in a single recitation. This was found to be of great benefit to the tutor and to the student being tutored.
The sponsor of the society is Mr. Parsons, and those who were chosen to membership in January, 1927, are:
Gertrude Volbert Philip James Elizabeth Gay Robert Blocksom
Dorothy Herbert Dorothy Messner Dorothy Foster Mabel Brant Harmon GreenFOOTBALL
CAPTAIN ENGSTROM was chosen as leader of the football team of 1926. He played tackle, and proved one of the best men on the squad. We are losing Yatz by graduation.
MIKE FARROH—Mike was surely a “Crimson Flash.” He played full-back, and was also on the track and basketball teams. We lose Mike also by graduation.
CARL LEUTH played end, and was the captain of last year’s team. Everyone knows Carl. He is another man lost by graduation.
WILLIAM PAXTON played quarter-back and was a faithful member of the squad. He will not be back next year.
CHUCK BEEBE—Guard, and a mighty good one at that. We will miss Chuck next year.
MEYER LANDWIRTH—Meyer played a good, heady game at tackle.
RICHARD CHUBB—Chubby played center, and is a good sport. There is nothing small about Chubby.
EDWARD CASSIDY—We still have Ed, for he will play guard next year.
LOUIS SASS—Louie played right-half, and was on the receiving end of a lot of passes.
JOHNNY GONDECK, left-half—Johnny plays another year, and is a fa t man with the ball.
The following boys have earned letters in football: Charles Beebe, Edward Cassidy,
Richard Chubb, George Engstrom, Mike Farroh, John Gondeck, Meyer Landwirth, Edward Lay, Carl Leuth, Edward McComb, William Paxton, Louis Sass, Edward Stibbe, and Leonard Wocholski. All of these men with the exception of Landwirth, Stibbe, and Lay, are also entitled to sweaters.The football men who earned numerals are: George Flowers, Henry Root, Ralph Taylor, Arthur Schultz, Roy Flotow, Robert Grimes, William Kenefick, Carl Erickson, Lawrence Smyth, Otis Zahrn, Frank Heger, Wilbur Jurgensen, Ben Slavin, Frank Burnette, and Frank Kubik. The fellows agreed on some uniform style of sweater on which to wear the numerals awarded by the school.
The Crimson and White Gridders downed their traditional foes in a game which kept everyone on his toes until the final whistle, and defeated Laporte by the close score of nineteen to fifteen. Faroh scored two touchdowns, and made runs of 45-70-85 yards, and averaged 20 yards each time he ran with the ball.
Members of the first
Stanley Lauer William Flotow Gene Richards Henry McIntyre
for 1926-1927 were:—
Frank Kubik John Gardis Ed Clappy Forrest Slaughter
Charles Trafelet Mike Farroh Clarence Devoe
The Crimson Flash had a successful season, winning 17 out of 21 games played, though defeated by Froebel, of Gary; Valparaiso, Whiting, and Laporte. After we had defeated Laporte twice, they staged a comeback, and won over Michigan City at the sectional tournament.
Almost all of the first team are lost by graduation. Frank Kubik is captain for 27-28.WRESTLING
Michigan City had a fairly successful season in wrestling. The Michigan City wrestlers defeated Laporte by a score of 32-26, and Lowell, 52-32, but lost to Lowell in the first meet of the season, 50-46.
At the state, Chubby finished second in the heavy weights, and Beebe third in the 155-pound bout. McComb was third in the second class. In the conference meet held here in Michigan City, we took second place. Ward was champion in the 100-pound class, and McComb was second in the 135-pounders. Beebe came out first in the 155-pound class. Schultz became the winner of the 165 title, while Richter, the baby of the team, threw his man to capture the 90-pound championship.
Although handicapped by the lack of courts, the tennis team is looking forward to a successful season. The team is composed of most of last year’s squad. Sam Kar-nen, by virtue of his victory at Laporte, is captain.
Practice for the high school girls’ basketball team was begun in October. Many girls tried out and practiced night after night in order that they might lead their high school team through another successful season. After much long and hard work, Coach Sebesta picked the girls who she thought were best suited to represent M. C. H. S. in basketball. Those chosen were: Manetta Coan, Adelaide Burnett, Hilda Jordon,
Florentine Luchtman, Nayciel Freese, Dorothy Southard, Viola Beatty, Alice Hines, Erma Bennett.
The first game of the season was with Wheeler. Our girls, not being used to a small, low ceiling gym, were defeated by the Wheeler girls, with a score of 18-13. Later in the season M. C. was again defeated by the fast Union Township team, but in a return game M. C. came through with a victory. The remaining eight games were decided victories for the Michigan City team.
The successful year was due to the long and hard work of the girls, with the able coaching of Miss Sebesta, and the ability of the captain, Manetta Coan.
The girls’ inter-class basketball teams were organized in December, and games were held after school, between the Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior girls. The girls, in order to play on these teams, were required to be members of the Girls’ Athletic Association, since this organization manages and finances all of the girls’ teams. The winning team was made up of girls from the Senior class. This team remained undefeated throughout the entire season. All of the games were very fast and exciting.
The inter-class volleyball teams were organized in the late fall, and many interesting games were staged.CLUBS
Michigan City’s club system is one to be envied in its regularity and power to induce achievement. At the beginning of the semester, the social committee announced that each student would be allowed to name two clubs to which he would like to belong. Everyone was urged to be a member of at least one club, but membership in more than two, meeting during school hours, was discouraged. Each club meets once a month, and at present there are eighteen active organizations in the school, besides those which meet outside of school hours.
Each club must have a charter, and this charter may be obtained from the social committee, who must first ascertain what the membership is, and how much the club has accomplished during the past year.
The Commerce club especially, has done great things for M. C. in the line of “clean-up” campaigns and so forth. The membership of this club is perhaps the largest of any club in the high school. The Latin and Dramatics Clubs also have a great number of members, and have accomplished much in their line. The College Club has offered long wished-for information about colleges to those who wish to attend a higher institution. In fact, all the clubs have offered interesting and instructive programs to any who may wish to hear them, and Michigan City High School students certainly appreciate the club system which the social committee has given them.A SENIOR’S DIARY
Sept. 3.—First day of school. We met our new principal, Mr. Knapp, and made out our registration blanks and programs, today.
Sept. 10.—Let me introduce you to the new-comers—Marion Rymal, Blanche Peo, Margaret Hoffmaster, Ethel and Elsie Becktell, Nellie Wursch, Willard Austin, and Russell Lubke. Greetings.
Sept. 15.—The Honor Society Committee—Mr. Parsons, chairman, Miss Munson, Miss Shepherd, Mr. Troyer, Mr. Luther—met for the purpose of voting students into the Honor Society.
Sept. 22.—The class voted down the Elstonian, but we can have a small booklet containing only doings of the Seniors.
Oct. 1.—Mr. Eliot James, the “Liquid-air Man,” was procured for an eighth period convocation today.
Oct. 3.—A lecture by Dr. Barker was in order. The Seniors intend to sponsor the next Officers’ Banquet, which is the first one of the year.
Oct. 13.—Did you see those boys looking in your classrooms today? They came from Notre Dame for a visit. We hope they liked our school.
Oct. 14.—Did you know that Peggy Conrad was taking dancing lessons? No wonder she’s so graceful.
Oct. 15.—The kid party given by the G. A. A. was a great success. We played games and had a good time, but my, how those do.ls did cry. Guess their mothers just neglected them something awful.
Oct. 16.—The students who went to the South Bend game had a good time, all right. Those who returned on the 7:15 train experienced a “wreck thrill,” but, luckily, no one was hurt. If you want to know more about it ask “Hank” McIntyre. George Engstrcm and Mike Farroh took Nayciel and Marion to the South Bend game and wanted to dance afterwards, but Andy soon stopped that. It was a good thing he did, for after the game, George was so stiff he could hardly walk.
Oct. 18.—The gym classes are learning ballroom dancing in order to do away with wall-flowers at the minglers. The boys were bashful, but we had a lot of fun, didn’t we?
Oct. 19.—Mike was absent from school because of neuralgia, but came back just as good natured as ever.
Oct. 22.—The lucky dog! Meyer L. was called home to help his father in the store.
Oct. 25.—The “I. W. W.” has been started. The girls are: Helen Crumpacker, Tiny
Cooney, Marion Wheeler, Dot Messner, Dot Foster, Genevieve Carver, Dot Johnson and Betty Gay.
Nov. 3.—Did you see Harold S. and Genevieve C. at “Red Grange” last night? G. C. had her mind on something else. Such is life!
Nov. 7.—There was a Senior meeting today. We decided to have Gibson take our pictures.
Nov. 8.—Staff meeting in Miss Shepherd’s room. We picked out the panels we wanted for the annual.
Nov. 29.—We received the proofs for our pictures. What a commotion! George Engstrom was happy over his, because they showed his dimples. Miss Shepherd is starting a “Rogues’ Gallery” with the proofs.Dec. 7.—What’s the matter with “Pep and Lois?” The Senior girls held a meeting today and decided to give a “Mother and Daughter Tea.” Miss Munson chose the committees, and the six girls who will pour are—Hilda Holmgren, Alma Flanigan, Dorothy Herbert, Dorothy Bingamon, Helen Crumpacker, and Gertrude Volbert.
Dec. 13.—The tea was a great success.
Dec. 15.—Miss Munson addressed the girls of the high school and threatened to inspect our lockers, so beware!
Dec. 23.—Christmas convocation. “The Ghost Story” was put on by the Dramatic Club. Dorothy Herbert and Richard Bell had the leading parts. Charlotta Thompson played a piano solo. We sang carols and had a pep meeting. Rah, Rah, Rah! The Chamber of Commerce consented to sanction the sale of mailing lists by the staff.
Jan. 4.—Staff meeting.
Jan. 11.—Tryouts for the Dramatics Club plays were held tonight. The plays will be given Feb. 11. They are, “Enter Dora, Exit Dad,” “The Patchwork Quilt,” and “The Mouse-Trap.”
Jan. 14.—The Honor Society members were installed in the Junior High School Auditorium. They were: Dorothy Herbert, Philip James, Dorothy Messner, Dorothy
Foster, Bob Blocksom, Betty Gay, Gertrude Volbert, Mabel Brant, and Harmon Green, besides the alumni members.
Feb. 8.—The Seniors decided to have caps and gowns and voted for coral and grey as the'r class colors.
Feb. 11.—Mr. Naftzger addressed the student body on “Win and Succeed.” The Dramatics Club plays were given tonight. The house was filled.
Feb. 19.—Do you believe Bill Paxton is so bashful? I don’t. This evening he and George brought two girls to the game and they didn’t act a bit bashful. Guess Bill has reformed.
Feb. 22.—Washington’s birthday. Wheel
March 23.—Hooray, more luck. Marvin wins the contest at Laporte and will go on to South Bend. Hope he wins there, too. In the local contest (Discussion League) Harmon Green won second place and Ruth Perham, third. Russell Harley was absent last week because of the death of his father. The Seniors express their sympathy, Russell.
March 25.—On June 8, in the Tivoli or the Auditorium, Dr. Frederick F. Shannon, of Central church, Chicago, will deliver the commencement address. The cla:s will consist of 85 members. Miss Nafe took charge of the convocation today. The Glee Club sang and an operetta was given by the girls. A few Russian dances al:o were enjoyed.
April 8.—The cast for the “Hottentot,” the Senior play, has been picked as follows: Dorothy Herbert, Philip James, Genevieve Carver, Harold Wilson, Charlotta Thompson, Charles Baumgarten, Pat Lahey, Richard Bell, Clarence Devaux, Edward Stibbe, and William Richter.
April 8-17.—Goodie! Spring vacation.
May 1.—Class day will be held sometime. It promises to be a big event. Don’t forget to buy an Elstonian.
May 20.—A tea for the girls of the class will be given soon.
June 1.—No exam1, Seniors. Everybody happy?
June 8.—Ah! The Junior Prom. What fun!
June 9.—The last and best of all the year—COMMENCEMENT—my, but we are men and women, now. Wish I were a kid yet. Goodbye, M. C. H. S.THE SENIOR
As I was passing down the hall of our High School I met an old-timer, a graduate of the class of '90. He was baffled when he perceived some peacock-like figures strutting along with their heads held high. After close observation he suddenly came to the realization of the fact that they were seniors. The sight recalled to his mind memories of his own senior days spent in old M. C. High, way back in the ’90s.
The truth of the idea was forced upon him that with each succeeding year the almighty Senior becomes more self-centered and infatuated with himself. Of course, in his high school days such was not the case. The seniors at that time had not such self-assurance. They were not such learned beings as in this day and age, for we have had it impressed upon us most emphatically that the coming generation actually knows more than its professors.
Seniors of today are so rushed with important dinner engagements and business appointments that as a result they have no time to while away the wee hours in study and the lesser things of life, which was quite the reverse in “way back when the senior was a human being.”
Just yesterday a freshman remarked that the seniors of this year and class are so haughty and supercilious. It should be explained very carefully that four years are required to obtain a well-developed case of seniority.
It must fill one with awe and conceit to meditate upon his high pinnacle on which he is standing. Certainly, it must fill one with the glowing light of power to be known as a Senior, for at that wonderful stage of his career one knows all there is to be known; he has confiscated all the books within reach.
—Dorothy Messner.SENIOR SONG
As a band of brothers loyal,
Striving side by side;
Stand the Seniors fast together,
One in aims and pride.
Firm, united, steadfast, loyal,
One in spirit we;
Held in bonds of love together,
We for aye shall be.
Proud are we of our achievements, Mounting evermore,
Loyal to the standards set by Those who’ve gone before.
' When the tasks of life shall take i From these scenes so dear,
Seniors will for Seniors cherish Thoughts of love and cheer.
A. J. Striebel. Wrangler Song.
You’ve held my coat;
You’ve held my books; You’ve been the goat;
You’re green in looks.
You’ve been steady;
You’ve been true;
You’re always ready When I’m through.
Four long years, oh, my; But now we’re through;
I’ll say goodbye,
Old Locker Fifty-Two.
—By Helen Crumpacker.
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