Elston High School - Elstonian Yearbook (Michigan City, IN)
- Class of 1937
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SERIES OF SCENES TAKEN FROM THE DRAMA
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FOR TWELVE YEARS VVE HAVE HAD AN UNSEEN
AUDIENCE FOR OUR DRAMA OF SCHOOL LIFE.
IT IS AN APPRECIATIVE AUDIENCE THAT
THRILLS TO EVERY SCENE THE ACTORS MAKE,
TO EVERY BIT OF COMEDY AND TRAGEDY WE
ENACT . . . TO OUR PARENTS VVHO HAVE
MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO TAKE PART IN
THIS GREAT PLAY OF SCHOOL LIFE, WE
DEDICATE THIS 1937 ELSTONIAN.
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THE FIRST SNOW . . . FRANKLIN STREET AND THE
TIVCLI THEATRE DURING THANKSGIVING VACATION
IHHHHGIH6 DIHEIJTUH UF ELSTUHIHH HI-LITES
The man back of this vast
production who manages and
directs every phase of the show
is Mr. Murray, our superintend-
ent, Whose forceful manner and
progressive leadership have
Won him a place in the heait of
every student. .
STHGE IHHIIHGEH HJR THE ELSTUIIIHH HEVIEUI
. . To keep the performance
running smoothly and the audi-
ence satisiied is a large order,
but Mr. Knapp, our plincipal,
does it 'with ease due to good
judgment. . . To the students
our stage manager is One
EDWARD H. UTLEY RUTH RYDZY
ITENRX I . MILLER
Working behind the scenes and
almost unknown by the audi-
ence and players is this Board
of Education to whom we here-
by extend our sincere apprecia-
tion for the fine Work done
MARTHA HALLER. ALMA SCHILF
T. L. ENGLE
A. J. PARSONS
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LA VERNE JOHANSEN
MARY LEE JONES
NELDA RUTH SMITH
.IENNIE MAE STREETER
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MARY LOUISE WELLS
LOAELLA MAE WILKEN
Four years . . . what a lot of water has passed under the bridge
since then . . . Remember the first day in Senior High, with the mighty
seniors pushing about and towering over us like some prehistoric
monsters, and the fear that we felt every time we heard the monitor's
chair being pushed back in the assembly? . . . Remember Willy Long
and Russ Berry the morning they were elected president and vice-
president of the class, and how everyone laughed when they stood
up - the one so short, the other so tall?
Things were pretty bad that year as far as grades were concerned,
in fact, come to think, that was about the hardest year we've had.
Say . . . remember the party we gave the freshmen the next fall,
when school opened? What a time we had laughing at the hit of the
evening, a chorus number entitled "Six Lovely Ladies", composed of
the athletes of the class . . . and remember the throne on which Russell
Berry sat as president of the class . . . that was in the old "Barn" . . .
remember? . . . dingy old tinder box though she was we all loved her
and in a way hated to see her go.
Will any of us ever forget the winter of that year? No, and
neither will a lot of other people . . . Remember "Seventeen straight",
and "a team that won't be beat can't be beat?" . . . How could anyone
forget . . . the best basketball season we've ever had . . . but then we'll
be having another just as good before long.
Next year we were half through our high school course . . . Cthat
is, most of usb . . . getting to be "big shots" we were . . . and work . . .
did we work . . . not so much on school work, but in selling candy, ice
cream, popcorn, and what have you, at the football games . . . Remem-
ber the football souvenirs with a pecan nut football dangling from a
red and white ribbon? . . . say, did we have the ideas . . . ?
We'd give anything to be able to live over some of those moments
. . . especially the prom we gave when we were juniors . . . Remember
that night in Barker Hall when the curtains parted . . . the sudden blaze
of a thousand colored lights and the music of Hobie fBen Berniej Cros-
by and the boys? . . . Yes, our prom was really a "Symphony in Color".
This year things have been different . . . we've been the mighty
seniors pushing about and towering over the freshmen . . . it doesn't
seem possible that we were once just as small as they . . .
Football came to the front this year and Andy's sixteen years of
coaching were finally rewarded . . . Eastern Division Champs . . . and a
big "37" romping over the field . . . who'll ever forget?
Our time has been spent these past few months largely on this
book . . . we can't say yet about its success, but one thing we have
proved . . . can we sell books! . . . Remember the yell Hobie led us in
during sponsor period the morning we reached our goal?
And now, today we're nearing graduation . . . it seemed a long
way off at first . . . tomorrow, we're seniors no more . . . but seniors
there are, and seniors there'll always be . . . we pass on . . . and here-
after are known only as "The ,Class of '37".
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Honor students of the Junior Class glance
up from their work around a table in the
These Junior girls are busy every night
after school in the library checking out
Between acts in the Junior play last fall
Hill tliangerous Dani Hall entertains
with a reading.
A scene from last year's Junior prom-
belween dances in Barker Hall, Margaret
Hart, Mary Jane Brady, and Alice Rice.
Remember Gerry Freyer in this pose
last November in the Junior play, "1'll
The class officers who have just com-
pleted a successful year-Fred McCaul-
ley, President: Bernie Neveroske. Vice-
President, and Don Gropp, Secretary-
Tearing his hair in a last minute attempt
at writing an editorial, the camera
catches Art Greenburgh, Editor of the
An exciting moment in the Junior play
came when Nurse Timm gave nervous
business man Kunkel a massage.
Johnny Gilmore helps out the Junior
class candy sales with a purchase from
MARY JANE RUMBAUGH
EMMAJ EAN SHERWOOD
BETTY ANN SPRAGUE
DOROTHY JEAN MATHIAS ALICE WEBB
LA VERNE MILLER
MARY LOUISE MILLER
MARY JANE POEHL
J EANETTE WILL
CLEO MAE WYANT
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Onicers of the Sophomore class . . . Hill
VVeidner, President: Betty Peat, Secre-
tary-Treasurerg and Jim lfogle, Viceltresi-
A group of Soph athletes get a few point.-
ers on the new play hy Letterman lflikel-
The camera man catches a group of
Sophomore honor students at the maga-
zine rack in the library.
A candid shot of Guy Foreman. outstand-
ing student conductor, directing a re-
hearsal in the new band rooms.
Dorothy Davis working hard in a corner
of the library on her prize winning story,
The girls quintet composed of Sopho-
more girls-Betty Ann Sprague, Irma
Manthey, Beverly lfrenzel, Nancy Cog-
gan, and Yvonne Julmell.
"The Three Musketeers"-Wilhur Scrix-
nor, .loe Schwager. and Kenny Young
prepare to meet all comers.
We linrl these prominent Sophs going
through the history hooks in the library:
Clarence Schlundt. Mary .lane L'tlcy, ami
NETTIE MAE HERRING
MARY JANE LUCAS
MELISSA JANE LUECHT
MARY ALICE MILLER
LA VERNE OSOS
MARY JANE PAHL
BARBARA GENE ROOSE
MARY LOIS SCOTT
MARY JANE UTLEY
LOIS JANE VAUGHN
"Ching Chong"-liert Henry and .lack
Kerrigan putting on their act-"Velly
In the dressing room one day after
school we find a group of Frosh huskies
getting in a little skull practice.
Looking over the plans for the year-the
officers, Jessie Gutowski, Secretary-Treas
urerg Bill Leuth, Piesident, and Holm
Pigtails and algrehra . . . Dorothy Putz
and Susan Kinsey at the blackboard in
Mr. Gritfin's Freshman algebra class.
men look up from their manuscripts-
Nelda Clough, Lois
best short story writers of the Fresh-
.Iane Vaughn, and
class-Adele Wolfe demonstrates "The
Eleanor Powell" of the Freshm'
As they relax for a moment from their
reading, the camera man " Iohnny on th
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LOU ALICE ALLGOOD
MARY JANE CONGDON
BONNIE JEAN COOLEY
MARY LOUISE COURSEL
BETTY LOU CUMMINGS
ROSE MARIE KALLIL
ALICE LAUER I
MARY LOUISE LUDINGTON MIRIAM STEINBORN
LOIS JANE SULLIVAN
MYRTLE VAN KIRK
MABLE WIIJSON '
VERNA BELLE YOUNG
FRANKLIN ARCHAMBEAULT THADDEUS JANKOWSKI
LE ROY RUETZ
LE ROY STEPHENS
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STHHS SOCIETIES PLHUS CLUBS
Last fall wit
portraying the l'
now entering u
Here are the
chief, James Kri
rapher, Edna G
and Miriam Gl
editor, Phyllis K
Jack Culley, sen
With a snap
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a faint ray of h
book has gradua
assembly the bi
in the most spi
school. The wh
the staff are get
"We hope you li
Row 1: Knapp. Osos
Kahn, G r o p p, Culley
Row 2: Weidner, Korn
Rice, Ericson, Dolembo
Keppen, Jones, Glafcke
Row 3: Miller, Meer,
Krueger, Manny, Kin-
sey, D e m i n g, Gluck
the opening of school, again came the task of
e of the students in the pages of the Elstonian,
n its twenty-second year of publication.
members of the staff: Carter Manny, editor-in-
er, business manager, Ray Beahan, staff photog-
rnsey, Alfred Swanson and Emil Nasser, adver-
Dorothy Miller and Norman Leist, art editors,
nd Catherine Dolembo, activities editors, Robert
tion manager, LeVerne Johansen and Howard
ts, John Kahn, feature editor, LaVerne Ericson
fcke, Typists, Olive Mae Christman, literary
app, faculty editor, Doris Mann, underclassmen,
, girls' sports, Melcin Hubbard, boys' sports, and
r class editor. n
ere and a flash there things were kept hopping
months. Pictures, more pictures and still more
aches . . . then bills, bills, bills . . . At last came
pe. From a few scraps of scribbled paper the
y taken form. Then Boom! One morning in the
thermometer burst over the four hundred mark
ted book selling campaign in the history of the
le senior class "pitched in" and sold books with
e last word written and the last picture taken
ng back to normal and join in one voice saying,
Row 1: Knapp, Ericson
Row 2: Miller, Dolembo
Ke-ppen, Guernsey, Mann
1.1-ist, Glafcke, Johansen
Gropp, Johnson, Swanson
Culley, Hubbard, VVentland
On .Iztnuziry eighth in the .lunior High Auditori-
tnn with at lilare ot' trumpets twenty-six nznnes were
flushed upon at screen before the entire student
body. announcing the newly elected members of
thc Nutionzil llonor Society. With cundles nervous-
lv shaking in hunrl. these students took the oath of
tneinlmersliip tts zttlministered by Mr. Parsons and
then rose in turn to inscrilie their names in the
records of the Society and to receive cards telling of
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llow 2: Ni-l'l' isponsorl.
How 55: Nm-lson, Gul
'l'l1c llllOl'll1CillillC lli4Y opohccl its yum' in thc
wry first week of school. 1Jlll'llC'llJEllll1gl in thu llll-
huzil training camp at Camp 'l'ec'umscrh. llcro repro
seututives of the vluh spent a never-to-huforgotlon
week-eml swimming, playing bull, and discussing
During the your with Ed Ciolek and Holm liurl-
wig as pvesidems the club had many worth while
programs. developing il fine spirit of fellowship
among the members.
Row 1: Farber, McCaul-
ley, Krueger, Nygren,
G u t gs ell, Wentland,
Row 2: Messner fAdvis-
orb, Long, Z a w a c k i,
Johnson, Mann, Baine,
Manny. Nasser, Irgang
Row. 3: Cassidy, Troy,
G r o p p, Krieger, Gil-
more, Hubbard, Mc-
Grath, Houser, Dwyer,
Whack! Whack! Whack!
. . . . . Will Bob Gilmore and
the roll is called?" Thus ev
the upper picture opened ea
Senior Hi-Y Club, an organiza
maintain high standards of C
to have a good time in doing i
As the curtain opened on
gether with the sponsor, Mr.
training course at Camp Tecu
In November cuts and bru
Hi-Y battled the Intermediate
During the winter months
being played with the Interm
season was a disastrous one,
close of the season, "but the 0
At Christmas time the boy
ing sixteen younger boys with
ice cream and cake.
In March at an impressive
Carter Manny turned over th
for the coming year and after
brought to a close with a gran
Chapelg the one outstanding e
remember all of his life.
"The meeting will come to order.
Jim Krieger please be quiet while
y Monday the group of fellows in
regular weekly meeting of the
ion whose purpose is to create and
ristian character and incidentally,
his group last fall, the officers to-
eorge Irgang, joined in a week-end
seh along the beautiful Tippecanoe
es were in order when the Senior
0 a scoreless tie in a football game.
asketball took its place with games
iate and LaPorte Hi-Y Clubs. "The
Coach McCaulley reported at the
tlook for next year is even worsefi
held a party at the HY", entertain-
games and giving them their fill of
eremony in the Methodist Church,
president's gavel to Donald Gropp
few more activities the year was
finale, the annual retreat at Posey
nt that a member of this club will
udent Council is the government of our
Its organization is somewhat like our
vernment inasmuch as representatives
n from every sponsor group and hold
nce every two weeks. The purpose of
il is twofold: the first purpose is to keep
regulation in the schoolg the other pur-
give experience to its representatives.
il makes laws, or better termed, regula-
the students to obey in school. Any
reaking one of these regulations is pen-
th a ninth period to be served in the
ork of the council is done solely by the
lected to it. As the students are inex-
and do not have a thorough knowledge
ment, Miss Mabel Engstrom acts as
r of the council and assures efiiciency
e in all of its measures. Miss Engstrom
ssociated with the council as being its
nd has kept it progressing until now it
zed by other schools as an example of
The council is presided over by a chairman
and a written record is kept by a secretary. These
oflicers, as the representatives, are elected every
semester. The council chooses tive committees
which do much of the planning of the school year
and keep the wheels of the school government
revolving. These committees are: service, execu-
tive, judicial, legislative, and social. The service
committee performs many duties. Its members
take charge of the school bulletin board and see
that posters and announcements are properly
placed and removed when their purpose is served.
The executive and judicial committees are the
most active of all. The executive committee con-
sists of eight members who appoint monitors for
service in study hall and library and who enforce
school regulations. This committee also appoints
court on Thursdays to try cases which are
brought up. At these hearings students who have
been accused of violating a law may protest if
they feel they are not guilty of the offense. The
social committee considers matters concerning
We proudly turn the spotlight on our Student
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svr, Murqniss, XVPIIS
How 2: .lubm-ll, Murray
Knapp, Kvppvn, llrnpp
Johnson, Stihhv, lliI'zmI:l
Huw 3: .'Xlld1'Y'Sllll. Fm'
hm-V, Mm-V, Young, XY:-id
nvr, Sl'lll'0l'dPl', lfw-im'
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Iluw 4: NY:-ntlnnd, Cul
Icy, lfllbllilfll, Fisvhnl'
Svhlnndt, Grnpp, Troy
Hull, M1-Cziulley, Krue
Huw I: Richtm-r. Furness,
Korn, Millvr, Fvig, Eng'-
Row 2: Vout, lftlvy, .Xl-
hnrs, Knapp, l'lnnvr,
Kuhn, Sln-pln-rd, I4lll'l'hl.
Huw 3: l"l'ivr, l"l'ia-sv,
Hubbard, Johnson, lmwn-
Huw 4: XXX-ndt, S1-mivrnk.
1'l1ll'k, llnyun, livrry,
Huw 1: fh-m'g'v, Musvun,
Tonn, Mus:-un, All:-n,
Huw 2: Zac-k, H, Kuma-
sinski, Mm-1', Hirsch,
lkuggs, Ih-hnko, l'1'Z,ll'L'l',
How 3: lmwv, XYilsun,
Hapkv, IG, Kmuasimski,
lluw 1: l"lw-yur, Park-
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Swunsun, Kahn, Kinse-y,
Kunkm-I, Mainly, QNut in
"Hey, you! Cut out the running or llll slap a
ninth period on you."
In such away, or perhaps not quite so
ly do the hall patrolmen, the policem
school, maintain order in the halls. T
dents are on duty before school star
morning and at noon. Some have a sma
of the school to patrol, while others
entire floor. Thus it is practically an i
IS in the
ity to run to a class, or to whistle or yall in the
corridors without being caught.
From 'iErstwhi1e Susan," the Junior' play of
a year ago, and from this year's Junior
Explain Everything" these members of
troupe 91 were chosen for their perfor
the leading roles.
During the Christmas season this gro
with the Blackfriars in presenting Di
Christmas Carol", in the Junior High A
before the entire student body.
In May after the Senior play, "Big
Herbert", several more from its cast
ored by membership in the National Th
"Rig Hearted Herbert," a modern, yet home-
spun and folksey comedy, by Sophie Kerr, orig-
inally published in the Saturday Evening Post
under the name of "Chin-Chin" was given hy the
Senior class on April 30.
The play was 21 decided success. Orchids to
Jim Krieger and to Doris Mann for their splendid
acting of the difhcult leads, and to Lee Gutgsell
for supplying the laughs.
"I'll Explain Everything," the comedy pre-
sented by the Juniors last fall, had everything in
the way of laughs and excitement that any audi-
ence could wish for. Arthur Greenburgh in the
role of Valentine Scott with an ability seldom
seen on a high school stage kept the play going
at such ax pace as never to have a dull moment.
This riotous comedy will go down in history as
one of the outstanding Junior plays.
In Septeinher. with haton in hand. Mr. Palmer
ltlyran hegan another year with our high school
orrhestra. an orchestra which under his direction
in recent years has won practically every honor
c-onferred. ln the orrhestra from time to time
there have been several students who have Won
national honors. This year this department was
no less surcessful. On April 2 a large audience
in the .lunior lligh Auditorium was astounded at
the rapahility ol' the performers and went home
after the performance more than satisfied with
what they had heard.
Later in April the orchestra won the elimina-
tion rontest at l,al'orte and now will go to the
U HHISES HIS BHTUH...
"Squeak! Zang! Umepah! 'I'weedledee!" This
is the kind of noise one hears in the bandroom
before Director Palmer Myran raps for silence.
Then. picking up their newly-tuned instruments,
brushing off their red uniforms, off go our band-
sters to another basketball game. Football was
the specialty last fall, but what was B. N. H. file-
fore New llandrooms l.
'I'he band sponsored a housewarming Febru-
ary 5, in place of its annual concert, for the new
auditorium. As guest conductor, it brought Mr.
Harold Bachman of Chicago.
And on May 22 comes the big event of the
season-the Riverview Contest at Holland, Michi-
gan's Tulip Festival. March it, boys!
.. THERE S IHUSIC Ill THE HIH
Our chorus-the incidental music, the High
School Glee Club! Members are selected by in-
dividual tests. supervised by the director, Mr. H.
E. Ten Harkel, and remain members for as long
as they please. or until too many demerits make
The Glee Club began its season last fall with
arduous rehearsals for its appearance with sex"
eral other glee clubs of northern Indiana before
the Teachers' Conference. The chorus also had
a solo appearance.
For the annual Christmas convocation this
distinguished organization provided the choral
background during scenes of the l3lackfriars'-
Thespians' production of "A Christmas Carol."
The real hi-lite of the Glee Club's year is its
annual operetta, this year "The Lucky Jade," a
delightful comedy-mystery. None who saw this
musical comedy will soon forget it.
Friday evening . . . a mingler in the gym . . .
the one bright spot of the week. With the haunt-
ing strains of 'Smoke Dreams" and the "Basin
Street Blues" played by Clem lLeopoldl Zawacki
and his mingler orchestra, gay students gather
for a full hour of fun and dancing.
Uuill and Scroll
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Having worked fo
the Crimson Comet on
newspapers in the co
Robert Houser, Shirl
Johansen, and John Kr
for their endeavor by
Quill and Scroll, an 0
the goal of every high
alist throughout the W
This year the Co
progress, reaching ov
students every Tuesda
Every year Mr. Isa
one hundred dollars
awarded to the winne,
cussion League Contes
On March 17, after
work and after pass'
eliminations, Robert F
and Donald Gropp wer
to view their opinio
student body on the qu
ownership of the publ
Robert Fay, who su
side, was the winner
and Donald Gropp doi
After this win, Fay
contest and again won
vote of the judges, thu
to compete in the Sta
ington .... A curtain
tion's contributions to
one year to make
of the finest student
try, these students,
y Ploner, LaVerne
eger were rewarded
membership in the
ganization which is
chool student journ-
et has made rapid
r two-thirds of the
AC. Elston, Jr.. gives
the school to be
of the annual Dis-
great deal of hard
g through several
, Robert Wentland,
the final contestants
before the entire
stion of government
ported the negative
th Robert Wentiand
second and third.
entered the district
ith the unanimous
receiving the right
Contest at Bloom-
11 for this organiza-
To the Latin Club, under the sponsorship
of Mrs. Russell, goes the honor of being the
oldest as well as one of the largest clubs in
our high school.
The big event of this organization will
be a banqu honoring the bimillenium
ftwo thousan h to youlj anniversary of
Augustus. At this time the senior members
of the club will be given a farewell, and an-
other year will have been successfully
The purpose of the German Club ist
Deutschland zu studieren fto study about
Throughout the year y interesting
letters were received fro eople living in
The highlight of the year was the Christ-
mas banquet at which Grace was said in
German and typical German games were
played. After the banquet the group sang
the beloved "Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht."
The year's work was closed by a picnic
Sponsored by the local chapter of the
National Thespians, the Blackfriars Club is
composed of students who have successfully
passed a tryout, but Who have not yet ful-
filled the requirements f embership in
the Thespians, Members o the club have
entertained at various school functions, and
one of their big events of the year included
all members in a beautifully costumed per-
formance of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol,"
given before the entire school.
This club, named after its sponsor, Miss
Dahlberg, has as its membership the librari-
ans of the school
During the r these ambitious girls
carried out a great number of activities.
Each month they bought a new book for
the library and twice they held a social
meeting with the LaPorte librarians.
Perhaps the highlight came during Book
Week last fall when the girls made displays
for the library and entertained at a tea,
first for the faculty and then for their
Not so well known outside of its own
membership, this group of the school's
huskies is, nevertheless, quite active. Last
fall they helped with a banquet given in
honor of our championship football team,
and again in the ring they aided the local
Kiwanis Club in ing a dinner for the bas-
During the winter months they had
charge of the check room in the new audi-
torium, buying with their earnings athletic
equipment for the school.
Each girl's sponsor group provides one
representative in the League. These repre-
sentatives meet on the Monday following
the meeting, to make plans for the program
for the next meeting. .
The highlights of the y ere the Wel-
coming Party, given for the reshmen, and
the Christmas Party, at which time a Puppet
Show provided the entertainment. Also at
Christmas, fifteen picture scrap books were
made by various members of the League
and were sent to the hospitals in town.
BS -- HEHEHHSHLS -- HUT
STHHTEGU PLHUS GUHLS
Coach Gill. How well that
name is known throughout north-
ern Indiana! For sixteen years
Mr. Gill has been the capable
football mentor of Michigan
City's high school. He has turned
out some of the best teams in In-
diana and this year's team was
one of his finest.
B e s i d e s coaching football,
"Andy" has charge of the boys'
physical training department. He
also coaches Wrestling. His help-
ful suggestions have proved in-
valuable to many of the boys.
With the addition of Loren
Ellis to the coaching staff six
years ago, Michigan City basket-
ball has come forth from the dol-
drums of despair and has at
times made all Indiana sit up and
take notice of its success. Coach
Ellis's outstanding team came in
'35, and compiled seventeen
With the exception of this
season, he has established an
enviable record, and like "Andy"
has found a Warm spot in the
hearts of the students.
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The first call for practive brought an imposing
brigade of Red Devil warriors to Gill field. With
the return of such great prospects as Stevenson,
Meer, Keen, Santow, Berry, and Captain-elect
Don Werdine, a great season was expected.
Having very little time to practice, Coach
"Andy" Gill led his team to Peru for the opening
game. Although in the first three minutes of
play Stevenson broke through center for a gain
of 80 yards, it availed nothing. Peru won, 19-0.
After a week of intensive drill, the Red Devils
met Hammond Tech on Gill field. With the in-
spiration of Jimmy, M. C.'s monkey mascot, to
spur them on, the Imps emerged victorious 26-0.
The following week Michigan City met Mt.
Carmel and was beaten by a score of 6-0.
The Red Devils' first conference win came
when they beat Goshen 21-0. This proved to be
the needed stimulus.
The 17th came and the Red Devils left for
South Bend to play Central in a night game.
Fighting with every ounce of strength that they
could muster, the Imps won, 13-0.
The third conference win came when Riley of
South Bend met Michigan City on Gill field. With
one yard to go in the fourth quarter, Stevenson
smashed through the line for a touchdown mak-
ing the score 6-0 in favor of the Red Devils.
There seemed no stopping the charging Red
Devils as they swept down on the LaPorte Slicers
for a 19-0 victory. With Keen, Jesse, Santow,
Kohn, Hall, Komasinski and the rest of the lines-
men turning in one of the most beautiful per-
formances of the year, the backfield men had
little trouble. Clark, Garwood, and Meer scored
in respective order with Komasinski kicking for
the extra point.
Mishawaka appeared on November 7 to play
the Red Devils in their fifth straight conference
game. The Imps piled up 26 points to their op-
and M1-or gi-tting
rm-adv Lu make a
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Although the Imps fought hard throughout
the Elkhart game, they were handed their first
conference defeat by a 14-0 score.
Disheartened, the Red Devils awaited the out-
come of the Elkhart-Central game. Elkhart won
and a coin was tossed to see who would become
champions of the Eastern Division. The toss was
'itails" which gave Michigan City the right to
meet Horace Mann, champion of the Western
Division, for the Northern Indiana championship.
Michigan City traveled to Gary on the follow-
ing Wednesday night to meet Horace Mann. At
the end of the first half the score was G-0 in favor
of the Horsemen. The second half, however,
completely bewildered the Imps. Tom Harmon,
invincible star of Horace Mann, ran up and down
the field to his heartls content. The final score
Needless to say, the Red Devils turned in the
finest record of Coach Gill's career. Michigan
City scored 111 points to their opponents 60.
They won six out of the ten games played, and
five of those wins were conference games.
SA N T O VV
TUE roaring of the crowd and the
stamping of feet ushered in another bas-
ketball season. Michigan Cityys first
game came on November 21, at Rensse-
laer. Because the Gillmen were headed
for a high conference rating, Coach Ellis
was Without the assistance of several of
the football players who would ordinarily
be on his team.
The Red Devils dropped their first
cage clash to the Rensselaer quint, 22-19.
'With Captain .lohnny XVilson and
Larry Nespo leading the fray, Michigan
City heat Knox by a score of 27-19. The
Red Devils were able to maintain the
upper hand all the way.
Although Michigan City was trailing
hy a score of 17-13 at the half. they came
hack in the second half to beat North
Judson hy a score of 34-25. Bernie Nev-
eroske was high point man with tive two-
pointers and two free throws.
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ACT ION AT LAPORTE
Michigan City chalked up its first win
in the new gym when they beat Washing-
ton by a score of 20-18.
In one of the most thrilling upsets of
the season, the Red Devils squelched the
LaPorte Slicers 25-21. Wilson blazed the
trail with four two-pointers. Although
the Devils got off to a poor start they fin-
ished in grand style. Gilmore, Berry,
Santow, and all the boys turned in a fine
Michigan City dropped their first con-
ference game to Goshen by a score of
The Elkhart Blue Blazers defeated
Michigan City in their second conference
game by a score of 22-16. Michigan City
was expected to be beaten by a large
score, but it was comparatively close.
Having very little difficulty, Fort
Wayne beat Michigan City by a score of
Michigan City had a change of luck
when they beat South Bend Central,
Before an expectant, shrieking crowd,
Michigan City was defeated by LaPorte,
Playing Washington of South Bend
proved an easy victory for Michigan City.
With Brooker leading the way, the Imps
piled up 32 points to Washington's 19.
Michigan City lost all of their remain-
ing games. They were beaten by Misha-
waka by a score of 43-21. Hammond Tech
beat them by a score of 26-21. Riley of
South Bend won by a score of 36-18. East
Chicago piled up 26 points to Michigan
City's 24. Winamac won by a score of
30-26. Playing their last regular game of
the season the Red Devils were defeated
by Valparaiso, 45-20 .
The Sectional Was held at LaPorte.
Michigan City defeated Union Township,
their first opponent, 23-18. The county
school put up a real battle and the out-
come of the game was in doubt all the
lllhen Ill. C. Turned the Tables nn la
Kingsbury was next and the Inips cle-
feated them hy a score of -15-12.
Fighting hard all the way, the Red
Devils heat Rolling Prairie, 25-21. This
gave thern the right to meet LaPorte for
the sectional title.
Playing LaPorte on Saturday evening,
the Imps were beaten 48-29. LaPorte,
winning the sectional, was given the
right to play in the regional at Michigan
City the following week.
The Imps presented a very poor ap-
pearance during the seasons. Winning
hut fourth of the games that they played,
they failed to make a very great impres-
sion. However, with most of the regu-
lars returning next year, a great season
is expected. At least, we're hoping so.
'Frack-liuw 1: ltudnivk,
Stevens, Uoonrud, NVest-
phal, Schimmel, Finley.
tlreshani, Misc-hik, Gra-
ham, IE4-ahan, I! 1- 4- la,
liriu-miner, Mann, Olson.
Row 3: Howard, .Kn-
kuny, Vliski, 'l'hnnius,
Santow, llit-rke-s, Vass-
Row 4: Let-ts, Nvveruski,
Allie, Gillnmw-, 12+-rry,
lmuth, Nligm-ry, I"i1-gl-,
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VVi'estlinS': Ulds, II:-hlilci-,
I bullw, IGl1g'si1'mn, Kuhn.
Gulf: I'ai'suns umavliy,
liohlim, Jnhnsmi, Ma -
thins, Dwyer, l'et+-rs.
Coach Delbert Miller's call for track men was
answered with a rush. Answering those present
were Jim Garwood and Dick Stevenson, two track
men from last year's state team. With the new
and old material whipped together, Michigan City
was expected to turn out one of the best track
teams in recent years. Michigan City's first track
meet was at Notre Dame, which was won by
Horace Mann of Gary.
Amid groans and the creaking of bones, an-
other Wrestling season was on its way. Under
the guidance of Coach Gill these boys were out
to learn the art of bone bending. The future
"benders" were Engstrom, Ney, Olds, Hibner,
Santow, Behnke, Brooker, Ritchey, Rench, Elias,
so , ai es, ruemmer, lson, Mann, Eikel-
berg, Timm, Batzel, Kohn, Mitchell, Dierkes,
Beahan, Westphal, Griffin, oonrod, Lutz, and
The approach of spring W ther brought nine-
teen likley looking golfers be
After careful observation of
were capable of doing, Mr. Pa
squad to six men. Bob Pete
ber one linksman, Sammy B
and Larry Dwyer number
position was being fought fo
Gordon Jay and Jim Mathia
Hrst game was against LaPor
With crys of "shoot" and
other Sponsor League Bas
was ushered in. With six t
beginning, it finally narrowe
between Sellers and Irgang.
lost O, Sellers was favored to
they did by a score of 17-10.
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ons eliminated the
was named num-
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by Ted Sendarek,
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, on April 10. '
'stall for time" an-
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down to a game
aving won 8 and
eat Irgang, which
ll, Erickson, Koch,
Cassidy, and Stevenson were he members of the
victorious team. It was dete mined by lots who
was to play.
BLUUHIEHS BHLLS BHSHETS
The girls of good old M. C. started the '36-'37 sports sea-
son with a kick and it proved to be a very exciting soccer
tournament with Gertie Burklow's team walking off with
first prize, and Helen Blande's team close at its heels taking
Thence to a scrappy hockey season, and Miss Burklow
again led a team to glory and first place in the tournament.
As the winds blew and the snow flew, the girls took refuge
indoors and contented themselves with volley ball. After
the five teams had been organized and matched, we again
found Gertie Burklow piloting a team to the top-it seemed
to have become a habit with her. It had to be a good team
to overcome the competition furnished by the teams headed
by Jennie May Streeter, Margaret Moscan, Margaret De
Mass, and Jane Gilmore who won second ,third, fourth, and
fifth place respectively.
The sports season was at its peak as the girls swung into
the sport of all sports-basketball. Ethel Grant, captain,
found faultless and effective cooperation in the members of
her team, Helen Blande, May Eikelberg, Clara Bethke, Elea-
nor Fox, and Mary Lois Scott, and this band easily found
the path to glory, even though at times the climb seemed
just a bit difficult.
When the last basket had been tossed, the girls put away
the big balls and got out smaller ones-baseballs. At the
sight of those baby spheres, one hundred girls dropped
everything and ran for first. However, some got off the
base-line and were put out with only half a chance at bat, so
it dwindled down to eight teams, and the baseball season in
full "swing" found Marian Santow, Mary Lois Scott, Lenora
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Quinn, May Eikelberg, Margaret Moscan, Evelyn Majot,
Phyllis Passage, and Dorothy Felske dishing out the pep
talks to their respective bands of "Dizzy Deans," "Gabby
Hartnettsf' and "Tommy" Swarts. The list of home-run
kings this year was appalling and Manager Fanny Sebesta
was certain she had the stuff major leagues are made of.
But even while they were winding up and striking out,
they were thinking of what was yet to come. The dash
from home plate to first base was just a practice jaunt to
limber some of them up for the dash from the starting line
to the ribbon a hundred yards down t.he track. Some glided
over bushes and hedges and fences on the Way to school so
they would be ready for the high jump' season. Others wait-
ed patiently or otherwise to show their skill in broad jump-
ing, relay races, and other feats of track. '
When badminton, that new craze, was announced as a
specialty of the spring season, rackets were hastily brought
to light and restrung. And the game was on-on the run
after that feathered cork.
Some of us more conservative-minded young women pre-
ferred the saner game of this series-tennis. And the riv-
alry was never equalled--except perhaps in the boys' tourna-
The climax of the year's sports for the girls was selecting
the one most deserving of a sweater from our dear old Alma
Mater. Every girl has a part in choosing the lucky one. And
this year the choice was more difficult than ever before. '
, 'Well, here's the old barn-the toast ofuour fair school. In times of champion-
ship: a beautiful structure, dear to us, yet dilapidated, a sore thumb for Michigan
City, a wonderful wreck! ' . - .
"Dear old structure: thou hast seen thy last days at last. An insect-a small
bug hast been placed in the ears of thy makers, yea, the School Board hast been
acting, thy certain doom is apparent. Yea, and verily we say unto you: beware,
for thy days are numbered!" ,
Many days of struggle . . . a struggleas to whether-or not anew building should
be erected . . . "But the cost will be too great!" Then, 'fLook at the added comfort
. . . more room, more classrooms!"' So it went. Finally, a cheer rose in high school
I . . a cheer that was heard around Michigan City! The barn was being torn down.
Down! Down with the barn! Then followed, month after month of torture-grind
ing, stiiiing dust. Dust! Dust-flying, encircling, choking dust. Never ceasing,
until at last-excavations are completed. U ' ' V
Up the new building climbs! . . . You may have your old barn! V V
Steel and stone. Stone and' steel. The rhythmic pounding, pounding of the
riveters. Up! Up! Up the structure towers. Men crawling like human flies
through the vast spider web of glistening steel. Then, out of a clear sky-delay.
' Delay. Delay. One almost feels that the auditorium will never be quite com-
pleted. Delay over this. Delay over that. Excuses. Excuses. Finally work
starts again. Completion. Inspection. Dedication! Goodbye barn. New Audi-
torium, hello! We welcome you.
The welcome was a most spectacular one. Stirring music by the high school
band! Beautiful songs and rippling melodies by the high school glee club.
Speeches of dedication offered by the city oflicials. A tour of inspection, accom-
panied by many oh's and ah's. Everyone praises it. What does the auditorium
"Well, I am glad you asked that question. I am not very old, but old enough
to comprehend what's what. Yes, I've seen almost everything in my short life.
I've heard plenty, too. First, I wish to thank everyone for praising me so kindly.
Then, also, thanks to him who offered worthwhile suggestions. I should be good
-I'm worth S275,000.00!
"My, what a variety of entertainment this modern world offers-I have seen,
on my main floor alone, a dance or two, concerts, two series of fights, plenty of bas-
ketball games, even a regional tournament!
"Oh yes, I've had slams, too. Plenty of them .... seats too stiff .... no acaus-
tics .... can't see scoreboard .... oh nuts'!
"I think I've spoken enough. Sort of a 'rill from the town pump'."
A toast-to you, Auditorium: Proudly you standg clean, brilliant, new. May
you be a monument for our fair city-always pointing to the future, toward suc-
cess, toward higher learning, toward Youth.
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An afternoon on Gill field and the girls are
batting about the puck in the midst of the
G. A. A. hockey tournament.
Between bells the camera catches these two
oustanding Seniors-Bob Wentland, circula-
tion manager of this book and Clem Za-
wacki, director of the Mingler orchestra.
In this group rounding the corner answer-
ing the noon bell are Ruth Murray, Martha
Robinson, and Partlenia Albers.
Having no shovels to lean on, these fellows,
Bill Hall and Howard Johnson, make use of
the next best thing-a P. W. A. sign.
The two gay Misses behind the library are
Margaret Wright, a junior, and Evelyn
Johnson, a senior.
Jane Dean and Phyllis Henry, two popular
freshies, who we predict will be prominent
in future Elstonians.
Jack Dwyer, a Sophomore, aspirant for M.
C.'s tennis team and Russ Berry, a Senior,
who has been an outstanding athlete for the
past four years.
Joe Troy, Bill Hall, and Paul Haagen, Jun-
iors, in an unusual shot behind the new
Harley Rudolph posed for this one on his
motorcycle. In the background fin Mr.
Knapp's carl is Ray Beahan. Why Ray,
what could you be doing there?
The hockey game in the upper left hand
corner appears to be still going on. If you
look closely you'll see that it's just one pic-
ture cut in two.
CRead the pictures from left to right?
XVulking' to school Logr-lhm' nnff day Oarly in March,
we- snappvd Mzirlhzi llnbiusim, Phyllis Knapp, Ruth
mx Miiiiziy, and Immlliy Vliiriflw.
Hill Hal! up to hi
This limi- wi- limi him
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ul' thi- Svllitll' Nuss-
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Edna Gu01'ns+-y, lhv "gu-
gvtti-1"' ul' thc- si-niui'
class, Edna sold :umu-
advertising Inst yvzii'
than zmyunv i-lsf-.
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Voming briskly along to school
url- Betty Luchtman und Mary
A114-n Allgond. "NVhat's the mut-
tvr Mary Alle-niyour palm itc'h?"
Drum Major .lim Carlisle and his
littlv nophvw show us just how
it's duno, Thoy mulu- quite ll
Johnny Krue-gvr, mlilor nf the
"Crimson Colm-t" and tha- baby
of tho svnior class. Hr- is only
ln this group "1-lu-wing' ilu- rug"'
at noon arf- Uhvl Ormshy Ulruud-
pawl .limmiv l'e-utin-utT, Hella-
Moorv, and .lurk liulhe-rford.
Tho Hi-Y hoys ut Pump 'I'i'L'llIllS9h as school ,
npr-nl-rl lust fall-flrst TUVV-lfI'llOgI'l', Manny,
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Bob Mann, senior athlete and Howard
Rieck, another senior who proved to be
quite a salesman for the class this year.
Dr. Reed about to vaccinate her somewhat
dubious patient, Renetta Shroyer, while
Nurse Kemena looks on.
These beautiful gals of the senior class
waiting for the noon bell are Mary Angrick,
Jean Myers, Marian Weidner, and Alice
Nominees for the Goon Club-Lee Gutgsell,
Bob Gilmore and Jim Krieger. Jim and Lee
were father and son in the Senior play.
Le Varne Johansen and Ray Beahan, who
took many of the pictures in this book
change places while someone else snaps the
Atwood Hall and Harry Clark, two of the
smaller members of the football team. Clark
made a name for himself last fall as a fine
UH TU BRUHDUIHU
The curtain falls on our schoolday drama,
And into the world,
To the Broadway of life
We young actors reluctantly go.
The stock company no more for usg
It is success or failure on the great stage now
Star roles in small plays like this
Mean naught to the audience out there.
Life to us is crowned with star dusty
A sparkling trail left by Seniors passed on.
The somber drapes of disillusion and fear
Are unknown to those new to the stage,
If they come, we can bear.
The star dust piled on
By our years of joy and long-lived hope
Will light us through the shades
And bring us forth,
Our stardust dimmed,
But ready to absorb more sparkling light.
H LIFETIHIE HT THE THEHTHE
The house lights darken, the curtains part, an invisible orchestra seems to draw
into existence playing a beautiful tuneg sometimes sweet, sometimes mournful.
A kaleidoscope of activities unreels before our eyes, we are suddenly thrilled,
then made downhearted. We are disgusted, then shamed--now we are joyous,
now sad. It is life-school life.
As seniors, we are afraid to look upon it, dear to us as it may seem, because it
is a life we are through with, a life we are afraid to leave for fear we will get too
far away from it and loose it. Take a few of us, for instance, we loved it so much
we are returning again and again to partake of its sweetness!
First we have the comedy-a time of bliss and merriment. Strangely, it may
be compared with the 'freshman year. Slapstick, awkward, tumbling figures being
made fun of. It is a whirl of madness flashing across the screen.
Next we have the newsreel. Here is our sophomore year. Strange events are
made known to us. Our first taste of real tests. Decisions to be made pertaining
to our schedules. The Fresh-Soph party. We see another class enjoying a prom-
and wonder if the same pleasure will be ours.
The third sequence-a musical novelty in technicolor. Soft lights glimering a
symphony in color. The perfume of the night overcomes us. The graceful sway-
ing of starry-eyed girls in the arms of tall, handsome, immaculately clothed sweet-
hearts of the school. It is the room! A perfect orchestra, a perfect night.
Now forthe feature picture, in reality, our senior year. It is a colorful playg
sparkling with comedy and bristling with drama. The comedy is centered around
the nitwits of our school, having their last "fling" A whirl of social life: Class
day, another prom, teas for the girls, farewell parties, end of the year club parties,
all leading up to a grand "The End."
We file out of the theatre and walk into life. All the world is a stage and we
are the actors. Each one of us has our place in the spotlight and then steps out
for somebody else. It is through.
-John Kahn, Jr.
Step forth, oh graduates!
Doff your caps and gowns,
And set your hands to work!
School is over, the last bell has rung,
And the world waits.
Your great audience applauds your entrance.
Today you are starsg
But the World is tickle.
It fawns on you today, for you are youngg
But only work and many trials serve
To keep its favor long.
Take of your youth and strength,
Opportunities from the world,
And beauty from the earth,
And Weld your chain to hold all in your spellg
For such a chain as you can weld today
Can ne'er be broken.
Youth, with strength thus welded,
And time, which takes its toll of every man
can thus be foiled.
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0 our pafrolzs, Loosfers, an
, ff , , II
aJver1fLser5, Chunks a .MLffLon
MRS. H. M. BARNES
DR. AND MRS. HARRY BROOKS
C. A. DUNHAM COMPANY
MR. AND MRS. LAWRENCE P. DWYER
MR. AND MRS. CARTER H. MANNY
MRS. MAX MILLER
MILLER, MULLEN, 8: KRUEGER
MAYOR R. C. FEDDER
MR. AND MRS. R. F. GARRETTSON
DR. AND MRS. GEORGE KRIEGER
DR. AND MRS. L. M. ROBROCK
MR. AND MRS. PHIL SPRAGUE
MRS. CHARLES V. HICKOX
BECKS JEWELRY DR. LAWRENCE GINTHER
DR. D. G. BERNOSKE MRS. ELLA GUERNSEY '
CARLISLE FUNERAL HOME DR. B. KOLANCYK
ANTHONY CIPARES MEYER SHON
DR. F. M. FARGHER JOHNNY SUIRK
DR. L. F. PIAZZA A. E. TELKEMP
MAJOT FEED CO. TIMM DRUG STORE
NORTHWESTERN TRANSIT MISS LOUISE WARKENTINE
DR. J. R. PHILLIPS CRUMPACKER Sz STOREN
REDDING 8: BOSS DR. B. R. VENT
FEALLOCK SHOE STORE Y. M. C. A.
DR. M. L. FERGUSON KEITHLEY RADIO SERVICE
e appreciaie if .7
GOOD FORTUNE .
May they - through thv years -
closely follow the class of '37!
LEADERS IN QUALITY COAL
AND BUILDING MATERIALS
CLEANERS - TAILORS
Downtown Store Plant
109 XV. Eighth St. 141 N. Dixon
Phone 283 Phone 334
1001 FRANKLIN ST.
ltussrzm. l'l. Itlm sum
IME VPAIILDING SHOP
5 N014 I1 A
1,r1QxfJenr1'v9! gxc u .riv
Modern Men and Women
COM PLI M E N TS OF
L I L L Y
Hat and Dress Shop
MICHIGAN CITY LA PORTE
123 EAST NINTH ST.
lumoln v. olsin
MICHIGAN CITY NEVVS
2 F air-f-Accurate---Dependable
EVERYBODY READS TI-IE NEWS
This message is directed to Michigan City
High School from the Chicago South Shore
K South Bend Railroad.
It is intended to convey the South Shore
Line's appreciation for the support and
patronage which has been received from
Michigan City's students.
This support is highly appreciated, and the
South Shore Line will do everything pos-
sihle to continue to merit this migh regard.
Fast, dependable, safe transportation, at low
cost, is the principal reason for the popular-
ity of the South Shore Line.
And this service is available every hour
between Michigan City, South Bend, and
Chicago South Shore 8x South Bend Railroad
F U R N I 'I' U R E
MICHIGAN CITY IND.
I COMPLIMENTS OF
A. C. Heitschmidt
COMPLIM ENTS OF
KAHN DRUG CO.
NINTH AND FRANKLIN STS.
Michigan City. Ind.
1V0l'ld's Imrgcst Installers of
HEATING SYSTEMS FOR
E. H. BI'UHllll0I. Branch Managcr
216 IV. 8th St. Michigan City
OFFICE PHONE 1717
COMPLIM ENTS OF
COM PLIM ENTS OF
D'R. H. B. KAPLAN
EXAMINATIONS OF THE EYES
Nv2ll'l'0lI Building SI-cond Floor
COMPLI MENTS OF
WASHING GREASI NG
10th A ND FRA NKLI N STS.
LINCO GARAGE l i
George B. Johnson
I N S U R A N C E
In All Its Branches
311 FRANKLIN ST.
Office 606 Residence 943-VV
GROCERY AND MARKET
2701 FRANKLIN ST.
1517 FRANKLIN ST.
Michigan City. Ind. Phone 234
The REXALI. Store
CROWN GAS RANGES
COM PLIMENTS OF
FAMILY SHOE STORE
721 FRANKLIN ST.
RIICIIIEIIII City. Ind.
801 FRANKLIN ST.
WYE DELIVER PHONE 203
WIRING - FIXTURES
H. H. HERBERT
APPLIANCES - RADIOS
OFFICE - HOME - ART
524 FRANKLIN ST.
It is Il plcasurc to grcct tho
public again through thc
pngcs of thc Elstoniun.
Wc sinccrcly hopc that you
will cnjoy thc ucw book as
much as wc huvc cnjoyccl
our busincss rclations with
thc Class of '37 during
thcir many yours of study
in our public school systcui.
Suits Cleaned and Pressed
Shoe Repairing - Shoe Shine
7l8 FRANKLIN ST.
ROYAL I E
ICE - com. - COKE
BLACK JOE EYERGLOXV
928 WEST EIGHTH ST.
Phones - 478 - 479
J. C. PENNEY
bl: 627 FRANKLIN ST.
Body and Fender 45 - Frame, Axle,
Repair and i and
Refinishing s g' Wheel Service
403 VV. Mivh. St. , Phom- 2322-UV
UOMPLIMENTS OI4' COMPLIMENTS OF
THE RITZ SANITARY
324 FRANKLIN ST.
CLEANED - STORED
515 East Tenth Sl. Phone 3030
MICHIGAN CITY, IND.
NASH - LAFAYETTE
A eomplele line of ears for Every
Purse and Purpose
PRICES RANGE FROM
55095.00 to 351800.00
Exelusive Fl'2l1lll'l'S Sueh as
Red, Cruising Gem'
JOE DRY Inc
1103 - 1105 FRANKLIN ST.
L. M I S S A L
WE SPECIALIZE IN
Quality Wallpaper and Paints
808 FRANKLIN ST.
COM l'Ll M ENTS OF
"THE STORE OF QUALITY"
DRY GOODS DRAPERIES
E A T
11.2 VYEST EIGHTH ST
CHOICE STEAKS and cHoPs
Classes may come,
Classes may go,
But THE DISPATCH
Goes on forever.
VVith all the news
Of Helen and Joeg
Of each elassnmte's
FOR ALL THE NEWS . . .
You WANT TO READ THE
"Dum-lund's Greatest NI'II'Sll2lllf?l','
S T A l G E R
613 - 615 FRANKLIN ST.
Chas. F. Swartzell
DeSOT0 and PLYMOUTH
Sales and Service
EXPERT GARAGE SERVICE
1602 EAST NIICHIGAN ST.
"RELIABLE SINCE 1878"
Class Pins Class Rings
Fraternity and Sorority
Dance Programs Bids
Salvs Oflivf- and Show Rooms
27 East Monroe- St.
Factory: 1140 Cornvlia Avo.
FR E D S T E R N
MEN'S and BOY'S WEAR
609 - FRANKLIN - 609
Leighton - Hobart
116 IVEST SEVENTH ST.
SOUTH SHORE CABS
PHONE: 3000 - 850
TO THE CLASS OF '37
An Institution of the
OF COURSE . . .
The High School Auditorium
Was Built by Tonn 8: Blank
Lvlll'Illl'l' it is auditorium or
an modest homo for an small
family, thv Tonn 8: Blank
orgzmization can do an be-ttvr
and more of-onolnivul build-
WE'LL SAVE YOU MONEY!
sl-:E Us BEFORE
TONN 8z BLANK
ONE OF THE NATION'S
BIGGEST BUILDING CONCERNS
EIWVARD F. BROYYN
P. A. BUSALSKI
VERN DE MASS
FINSKE FLORAL GROCERY
HENRY VV. GIELOW'
H. M. HARBART
LEO H. MENTZ
H. G. MUNNING
E. H. PASCHACK
TRAIL CREEK GROCERY
O. A. VVELLNITZ
GRAND BEACH GROCERY
COM PLI M ENTS OF
MICH IGA N CITY
Congratulations to the
Class of '37
We extend the heartiest
IT VVILL OF COURSE BE
510 I+'RANIcI.IN ST.
GIFTS OF ALL KINDS
Jewelry of Distinction
Central Coal 8x
Lumber - Millwork
Building Material - Coal
OFFICE AND YARDS
FIFTH AND MICHIGAN STS.
FOR THAT FINE VVATCH
To tho 1937 fmilillllliltlllg Class . . .
C0ll,Y,'I'2lllll2ltI0llS and Bos! IVishos
for il Bright and Prosporous
226 MICHIGAN sr.
OTTO AICHER CO.
110 FRANKLIN ST.
FURNITURE FOR EVERY
1 86 7 ----- l 93 7
Six Models New and Used
RENT - TRADE - TERMS
IVF Really Try to Please You
1513 EAST MICHIGAN ST
Michigan City, Ind.
VVHEN YOU PLAN T0 BUILD
F REY BROS.
MOVED TO . . .
113 VYEST SEVENTH ST.
Complete.New Line of
Class Day and Prom Dresses
57.95 to 514.95
PEOPLES STATE BANK BLDG.
COMPLIM ENTS OF
A 8: P
MICHIGA N CITY
JEWELERS - OPTICIANS
517 lvRANKl.lN ST.
COM PLI M ENTS OF
423 EAST SIXTH ST.
A N D R U S
Two Convenient Locations
CLEANING dk INlEN'S
303 l+'r:1nklin St. 915 Franklin St
Phone 839 Phono 402
vols wmmx AND Molmlm
BET'l'ER FOOTXVEAR FOR MEN
AND YOUNG MEN
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