Elston High School - Elstonian Yearbook (Michigan City, IN)

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♦ oneu oncll . . THROUGHOUT our high school careers we have been making vivid mental scrapbooks of the many varied experiences in classes, in activities, and in athletics; experiences which have meant so much to us all—quiet moments in the library, infectious enthusiasms on Gill Field and in the Auditorium, solemn ceremonies of installation, hilarious comedies of class plays and operettas, these and many others climaxed by the thrill of the prom and, finally, graduation. That these memories may not grow dim, all during this last year we have been busy with camera, scissors, and pen, preserving these "scraps’’ of high school life. The selection of these scraps was governed by a desire to represent school life as it appears to the average student, and thus resulted a subordination of pictures of individuals. Lest we forget, we have included also favorite songs and yells, and even mapped the area wherein these experiences occurred. Because the record is always incomplete, there is provided at the end an envelope for the preservation of additional pictures, programs, or clippings. We can only hope that, as the years recede, this book will fulfill our desire to refresh the memories of student days at Isaac C. Elston High School. Thus we present the 1939 Elstonian.Isaac C. Elston High School Michigan City, IndianaAdministration SCHOOL BOARD Mr. Henry Miller Mr. E. H. Utley Mrs. Ruth Rydzy THE PRINCIPAL Mr. M. L. Knapp assisted by Mrs. Jeanette Luzzato SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS Mr. M. C. Murray SCHOOL BOARD CLERKS Mrs. Martha Haller Mrs. Alma Schilf l’agc SixOUR FACULTY M. L. Knapp, Principal Cornelia Anderson Mildred Dahlberg Emily Davidson Mabel Engstrom Ollie Gardner Andrew Gill Ethel Elizabeth Greene James Griffin Frances Halter Merrill Hamilton John Hancock Grace Hart George lrgang Orlando Johnson Florence Kelly Elizabeth Lee Harry Long Mellie Luck Bernice Mann Sheldon Maxey Frances McConkey Delbert Miller Page Eight1938-1939 Wilhelmina Munson Jennette Murphy Palmer Myran Frank Neff James Nicholas A. J. Parsons Jane Russell R. O. Schaeffer Emma Schwabenland Frances Sobesta Ralph Sellers Goldie Shepherd L. W. Smith Mildred Smith Helen Southgate H. E. Ten Harkel Ola Paul Thorne Eva Toner R. B. Troyer Cecil Wickham Berne Wineman Page NineThe Class of '39 ON that bright cold Monday morning of January 20, 1936, we came to Senior High, an eager throng of Freshman-Twos, occasionally lost, misdirected sometimes, marvelling at the painting in our study hall, adjusting ourselves to new classes, new situations, new teachers, and new friends. We chose as officers Betty Ann Sprague, president; Earl Miller, vice-president; and Arthur Santow, secretary-treasurer. We were not engaged in many activities for a while—most of that year was spent in studying. When our sophomore year arrived. Bill Weidner was elected president, Jim Fogle, vice-president, and Betty Peat, secretary-treasurer. Under their direction we welcomed the incoming Freshmen at a ghostly party in the study hall and gym. Epitaphs original and extraordinary were read from the tombstones of the freshman officers; Satan himself made his appearance, and a glowing skeleton shook hands with the guests in the cafeteria. Then came our junior year. Bill Weidner was reelected president, while Sam Bohlim and Beverly Frenzel assumed offices of vice-president and secretary-treasurer respectively. Under the direction of Miss Shepherd we presented a highly successful play "Growing Pains" with Elaine Heise and Roger Johnson heading the cast. Never shall we forget the evening of May 20, 1938. Beneath a Southern moon, past wisteria-draped lattices, we danced at the Junior Prom. Southern colonels had been created at the Banquet; a black-faced "Chain Gang" entertained us, and a miniature Southern mansion on the stage completed the scene, as we sang “Weep No More, My Seniors," to the departing guests. The Big Apple was another memorable feature of the evening. In September 1938 we elected Mrs. Mann and Mr. Neff faculty sponsors. Jeanette Mitchell became president (one of the few girls to hold that office), Bernard Komasinski, vice-president, and John Dale, secretary-treasurer. Soon after the school year was under way, the Elstonian staff was chosen and began their work on the 1939 year book. Because of an economic recession, great difficulty was encountered in financing that endeavor, but determined efforts achieved success at last. On April 28 under the direction of Miss Davidson we presented the play "New Fires.” Clad in gray caps and gowns, in long lines we march to graduation on May 24. two hundred and twenty-nine seniors, one of the largest classes to join the alumini of M. C. H. S. Pag? TenTake Vows Honor Degi«— Is Spanking for Initiation Numbers Include Bias key. Davis, Cassidy, Albert Nuoffer, Sc half. GIFTS ARE AWARDED Mingler Orchestra for Dance; Instructor Supervise Groupa-"W. (he frwhiw of AO-. r. Tt rk Kfffi ipoiuor gruup j ■mtair boy» gave a ChrWiiu ’ ly Thursday noon. Dccnnbrr Each brought hi lunch. , rh yrrrr later aMelsn errar. « - f Mnftafrin OuLh. 1. ' uia H hiek P ■ .. C'hjr.'r ITieiyr. Kraure. V -fklr n. Jamaa JemtJ Lrvrfwkakr « 'aolac Carl ieaki. Angelina tuib Hmnrmay. Date tha ktakm. Dolor V Xina . Hie hart I Alice Jtirhaelm. Stun,. ‘ t 'renu Wu Anno Mttto. Jane P hcrf MrAipjv »------f- £• . Hay Parry. Margaret Pavoika h Theodore .SnuiJiT- !tek Betty Pent.,! -i 11. Robrrr WbAcw p f ;cy kfanlyn Pa - “rwl4, -Sen«WaJt Cla£ -Wrt. Xachan Bloc , Ppvi -ki. f —»— r.y— ». r''- na ; z i J SchcK f Here u Alice Sp ;; Lichtcn Next in Lou Alice WiJi I unior Students, rc Listed by 11( } ■ ;r - - V m«nj r tab;,., ««t cui Moor . foZk ra -fferorhyMamie Aiken Thelma Ashworth Curtis Aust Helen Bacon Anita Badkey Lois Baker Elfretta Barenie William Bartels Robert Batzel Dolores Bazek Jack Beahan Betty Beall Robert Beard Robert Beck John Behnke Ruth Bell Ralph Bentley Catharine Bilski James P. Blande Dorothy Boese Sammy Bohlim Lee Boudreau Irene Boyan Leonard Brasus James Briggs Albert Brown Doris Bruce Darwin A. Caddo Norman Carlson Dorothy Carpenter Janice Carstens Edwin Cassidy Lloyd Cassler Marjorie Clifford Vernon Clifton Nancy Coggan Burton Cooley Dorothy Cordes Page ThirteenRubert Cornay Norma Jean Craig Orville Crawford Charles Crutchfield Ruby Jane Dabbert John Dale Donald Dallie Dorothy Davis Jane Dawson Betty Dingier Verna DiPaolo Maxine Dodgson Howard Dornbrock Leonard Durnal Jack Dwyer Everett N. Eikelberg Lewis Elias Amelia Engel John Engstrom Arthur Fabian Henry Feige Ruth Ferguson Betty Ann Fisher Wilbur A. Flotow Donna Fogarty James R. Fogle Frances Foldenhaur Guy Foreman Eleanore Fox Robert Freier Beverly Frenzel Dorothy Furness Robert Ganser Jane Gilmore Earl Glanz Lois Glanz Jane Goede Ted Greshem Page FifteenDugan Griffin Luella Gruenke Paul Hagerty William Hall Dorothy Hansen Louis Hapke Dolores Harris Charles Heinz Elaine Heise Wilbur E. Henke Eileen Hennessy Lorrayne Heyne Harry Hibner Ruth Holtgreen Betty Howard Jack Howard Gerald Huber Harold Jesch Katherine Job Betty Johnson Roger Johnson William Johnson William Jones Russell Kambs Rose Kecse Irving Kessler Coleman Keys Leona Kietzman Flank Kinsey Robert Kohn Bernard Komasinski Gabriel Koury Leonard Koziolek Lois Krueger Emmett Lange Eugene Lauer Barbara Leach Gilbert Liebig € Page SeventeenSENIORSMary Lopp Robert Ludwig Marilyn Maack Merle Mahler Irma Manthey Corinna Majot Janice Manthey Mildred Markel Marjorie Marquiss Eugene Mignery Anna Miller Bernice Mathews Dorothy Mathias William Meakins Earl Miller Eva Miller LaVerne Miller Mary Alice Miller Virginia Miller Joseph Miscik Leona Missal Jeanette Mitchell Sam Mohamed Leota Neulieb Virginia Moldenhauer Alta Murden Harry Nelson Walter Ney Rose Nowfel Roland Olds Louise Pagels Carl R. Olson Marjorie Ormsby Alice Pagels Robert Pagels Flossie Papineau Bonnie Parker Edward Pawloske Henry PawloskeSENIORS fMa'thcw Pawlik Richard Pctcher Garnette Peters Marian Peters Robert Phillips Robert Plisky Ralph Prast Glenn Pratt A! Prolla Waunita Rademacher Georgia Rayhart Dorothy Retseck Herman Reuer Edward Richmond Alfred Riley Kenneth Rinker Dorothy Rogowski John Ross Harley Rudolph Bruce Sadenwatcr Kathc;inc Sage Lucille Salionchik Eugene Santow Carolyn Schlegelmilch Clarence A. Schlundt Kenneth E. Schlundt Joe Schwager Wilbur Scrivnor Harriet Seavcrns Richard Shaffer John F. Shawley Dorothy Sieb Bernice Siegmund Kathryn Simpson Dorothy Sjoberg George Smaizynski June Smith Marjorie Smith Ben SmolenskiCOMarvin Sowinski Betty Anne Sprague Harold A. Spears William Steinheiser Dolores Stib William Stibbe Ray Strelinski Laurice Tanber Herbert A. Tews James Trask Mary Jane Utley John W. Utpatel Edward Vail John Vail Lois Jane Vaughn Rose Vernard Leo Wantuck Georgia Warnke William Weidner Arthur P. Weiler Norine Weiler Gladys Weiss Esther Wellman John Wenzel Helen Westhafer Florence White Muriel Will Chester Wincek Charles Wise Edith Wolfe Betty Wolff Dorothy Wood Bill Wozniak Betty Wright Floyd Wuenn Ruth Young William Zach Kenneth Zeese Lois ZiesmerJunior Class EARLY in September the Junior Class began its activities by electing its sponsors. Miss Frances McConkey and Mr. Ola Paul Thorne, and its officers, Bert Henry, president; Morris Miller, vice-president; and Jessie Gutowski, secretary-treasurer. Next the class turned its energies toward presenting the Junior play. One Mad Nif)lit, which was given before a large audience on November 23. Under the direction of Miss Goldie Shepherd they gave a very creditable performance, providing their audience with hair-raising thrills and gales of merriment. In order to raise money for the prom, members of the class began selling candy at football and basketball games and in the corridors after school hours. These Juniors have labored hard and faithfully and arc to be commended for their consistent effort. In due time plans were made and committees appointed for the Junior prom to be given just before Commencement in honor of the graduating Seniors. With great secrecy the members of the class are working on numerous committees to make this year's prem cne of the most outstanding and one that will be long remembered by all who are privileged to attend. Snaps Here are some more Juniors who served on prom committees. These Juniors helped decorate the tables and the hall for the Junior prom. Here we see Bert Henry, Jessie Gutowski, and Morris Miller, active officers of the Junior Class. Junior Miss McConkey and Mr. Thorne, Junior Class sponsors. Martin Miller, candy salesman, seems to be laden down. Members of one of the prom committees busy at work in the library. A tense moment in the Junior play, One Mad Night. Page Twenty-FiveJessamine Abraham Lou Alice Allgood Frieda Allie Mary Allie Nell Andrest Edith Hadkey James Raines Lester Bannwart Elsie Barnes Donald Baut Edward Baydowicz David Beck Wallace Beckman Harrison Behmdt Joe Bencsics Henry Benford Rosalie Benowitz John Bercich Lois Berger Robert Bickel Dorothy Bishop Binnie Blackburn Donald Bleck Robert Block Stanley Block John Boehnlein Luella Boonstra Dorothy Borkowski Wilmeth Bracken Doris Brown Josephine Brown George Bryan Bryant Burklow Lenora Burklow Virginia Burklow Connie Burnett Bard Burr Joe Carlisle Jean Carow Jeanne Carstens Joyce Caulkins Margie Childers Maurice Childers Erma Chinske Albert Christman Alyce Clarke Wilbur Cochran Nelda Clough Elizabeth Com mens Katherine Conde Edward Cook Joe Cook Warren Cook Bonnie Cooley Kathleen Couden Luise Cox Vernon Crawford Augusta Danos Spiro Danos Shirley Dean Donald DeardorfT Constance Dennie Nelson Deming Elaine Derengowski Jerry Devor Betsy Dingier Doris Dittman Ray Dittmer Wallace Donovan Keith Drehmel Leroy Edinger May Eikelberg Wayne Eldridge John Engelhardt Jim Erickson Marjorie Farber Gloria Fausch Dorothy Felske Irene Fenske Melvin Fenske Jeanette Fladiger Edith Foster Gerald Freeland Bernice Froehlke Richard Gale Ruth Geyer Geraldine Gibron Betsy Gilmore Earl Glassman Roger Gloflf Robert Graham Ethel Grant Leo Gross Eunice Grossman Marion Grossman Jessie Gutowski Jeannette Hagerty Ruth Hanley John Hansen Ruth Harbart Donald Harper Jacquette Hart John Hartwig Clarence Hatcher Willie Hatcher Ethel Hays Kenneth Hedstrom Mary Heichel Catherine Heinrich Mildred Henke Bert Henry Phyllis Henry June Hermance Nettie May Herring Marjorie Hibner Albert Hilberg Ruth Hill Ralph Hirsch Carl Hoelting Wilford Jackson J U N Ted Jankowski John Jaske Elnora Jefferson Junis Jensen Roger Joers Charles Johnson Harold Johnson Marian Johnson Natalie Johnson Richard Johnson Robert Johnson John Jordan Norette Kaiser Marvin Kalk Rose Marie Kallil Betty Kaser Arthur Keeler Edna Keeler Richard Keller Ralph Killingbeck Felice Kerrigan Susan Kinsey Inez Kinz Gerhard Klouman James Knoth Kenneth Kocikowski Florence Kohn Emily Kolodziepki Emmanuel Komasinski Casimir Krajeski Charles Kramer John Kramer Carolyn Krause Alice Kuchik Phyllis Kuhn Lloyd Lambka Bruce Landis Sarah LaRocco Edith Lasky Alice Lauer Keith Law Natalie Lessing Charlotte Leverenz Robert Lichtenberg Walter Liebig Charles Light Robert Lindeman Richard Lindsey Marvin Logmann Kathryn Long Oscar I.ubke Mary Jane Lucas Mary Louise Ludington Loren Luecht Melissa Luecht Doris Luedeman Bill Lueth Donald Lunquist Walter Lutz Page Twenty-SixI O R S Ivan Mackey Kdna Mahler Donald Mann Margaret Martin Jim Mathias Mary McCorkle George McCormack Dorthea Me New Hetty Meer Arbutus Meska Luther Meyer Marguerite Meyer Constance Middleton Dick Mignery George Miller Lois Miller Martin Miller Morris Miller Randall Miller Lyle Mitchell Hamodie Mohamed Jean Moore Richard Morgan Violet Morton John Muellen Vera Murray William Nast Alex Nastoff Frank Nieman Martin Niemann Albert Niendorf James Novitske Ruth Nuoffer Ben Nygren Ruth O’Bringer Ralph Odle Dale Olson Matthew Orzech Ramona Osos Floryan Oszuscik Roger Bagels Henry Pahs Le Roy Palm Phyllis Passage Dick Paulin Dorothy Pawlik Stanley Pazieski Roll and Pearce Alice Penfold Steve Penziol Richard Peo Ira Perring Betty Perham Jean Perham Gladys Petoskey Roy Phelps Norma Pickering Jack Pohl Margaret Powell Richard Precious Geraldine Pribish Carol Price Regina Prolla George Purtha Dorothy Putz Dorothy Ragland Marjorie Ransom Dorothy Rapp Frank Rebac Helen Rench Margery Rhodes Jacqueline Richmond Marion Ripley James Rist Noma Roames Evelyn Rogowski William Rohder Barbara Roose Ralph Roth Bruce Sadenwater Sara Sal massy Wilbur Sass John Schaeffer Jean Scharnberg Betty Jean Schilf Janice Schlaak Dorothy Schmuhl Katherine Schnick Russell Schumacher John Schroll Phyllis Schudorick Howard Schultz Margean Schultz Verna Schultz Dorothy Schwermer Laurence Scott Mary Lois Scott Charlotte Seaverns Kenneth Seifert Olive Selby Stanley Senderak Harold Sharkey Gertrude Shermak Fred Sheppard Warren Sherwood William Sherwood Mike Shikany Angeline Shipley Ruth Sieben George Siegmund Bernard Smiertelny Donald Smith Eunice Smith Mildred Snodgrass Kdna Soller Marlowe Sorgo Alice Spicka Frank Sprague Phil Sprague Richard Spychalski Gertrude Stalbaum Virginia Stark Bernard Steder Mildred Steele Louis Stein Irmgard Steinborn Miriam Steinborn Alice Steinke Blanche Stephens Edgar Stephens Leroy Stephens June Storey Wayne Storey Lincoln Studer Dorothy Swanson Vernon Swanson Carl Swinehart Vincent Sypniewski Dolores Talbutt Richard Teets Eunice Tews Ervin Thomas Tony Thomas Marian Timm William Timm Nellie Troy Lucien Tylisz Doris Vankosky Alex Viau Charles Vincent Anthony Vizza Dorothy Volksdorf Richard Wabshall James Walters Joe Wantuck Melvin Warnke Wayne Waspi Paul Weatherbee Harold Wendt Virginia Wellnitz Florence Wentland Don Westburg Bill Westphal Lois Westfahl Louis Wheeler Robert White Doris Ann Will Russell Williamson Ruth Wingard Bernice Wolfe Ruth Wolfe Adele Wolff Winona Wood Kempton Wooton Joe Wright Kenneth Yea ter Clarence Yourist Marjory Ziegler Page Twenty-SevenSophomore Class THE SOPHOMORES of our high school were very busy this fall making preparations for the successful party given in honor of the members of the Freshman Class. Three hundred students attended this Freshman-Sophomore party, which took place on Friday evening, October 21, in the New Auditorium. The first event on the program was the ceremony of initiation. Kneeling in a submissive attitude as though praising Allah, the freshies were required to take a solemn oath, administered by the Sophomore president, Norman Ziegler. In this oath the freshies promised not only to honor and obey the Sophomores, whose slightest wish would be law, but to duplicate the Sophomores slavishly in all their achievements—be they good or bad. The Sophomores concluded the initiation by giving their inferiors a sound paddling. Entertainment was provided by talented Sophomores who presented readings, musical solos, tap dancing, and a minstrel show. Humorous gifts were presented to various Freshmen. Afterwards the group greatly enjoyed refreshments of cider and ice cream. A period of dancing brought the gala evening to a close. Miss Emily Davidson and Mr. Andrew Gill, Sophomore Class sponsors, had general charge of the party. Sophomore Snaps A scene from the minstrel show at the Sophomore-Freshman party. Miss Davidson, class sponsor, signs up five Sophomores. Sophomore class officers: Howard Brooker, Norman Ziegler, and Frederick Pearce. Norman Ziegler and William Priebe, the long and short of the Sophomore Class. A Sophomore gym class. A candid shot of the hilarious Soph-cmore-Freshman party. Page Twenty-NineSOPH Hud Albers Robert Allenian Frank Allie James Allie John Ansell Franklin Archambeault Georgine Arnold Mary Anne Baird Frank Bankowski Juanita Bard Anna Mae Bates Irvin Batzel Norma Batzel Helen Baughman Raymond Baydowicz Margie Beahan Mary Kay Beall Betty Bell Daniel Bengston Ruth Bengston Betty Bentley Joyce Berridge Eileen Biddle Harold Beiderstaedt Paul Biederstadt Muzetta Black Jacqueline Blanchard Mildred Blaskey Eugene Blood George Bohle La Vonne Bonner Christine Borane Dorothy Boudreau Lee Brady Jocelyn Brieger Howard Brooker Helen Brown Richard Brown Mary Ellen Bruce Jack Bun ton Oliver Burckhalter Dovie Burklow Jean Burnett Kenneth Burnette Norman Bush Elizabeth Butts Norman Caddo Betty Jean Campbell Charles Carow Robert Cassidy Earl Cassler Dick Cathcart Helen Cemen Rose Chalk Donald Christman Howard Clough Ellen Coar Dorothea Connett Lawrence Cooley James Cooper Gladyce Crawford Donna Criss Tommy Criswell Clarence Crozier Joan Cully Lois Dabbert Joe Dant Gene Daron Gordon Davis Sheryl Denney Wallace Dingman Bill Drehmel Jim Dry Norman Eckert Geraldine Eddy Ruth Edinger George Elias Ruth Ellis Max Engle Robert Engstrom Virginia Esper Darrell Evans Barbara Feallock Mary Feldmeier Rhoda Feltis Russell Fink James Fisch Marjorie Fischer James Fleming Ray Flood Anne Mae Flye Frances Foldenauer Norman Foldenauer Betty Ford James Ford Robert Foreman Wava June Foster Martha Formanski Harvey Freier Mary Belle Funderburk Alice Mae Fyhr Clair Gasaway Lois Geiger Kenneth Glassman Floyd Glassman Gene Graham Barbara Glidden Aimee Gloye Anita Gluck Norma Goble Evelyn Gorski Evelyn Green Charles Griffin Stella Groch Lucille Groth Hazel Gurnns Harry Gutowski Mildred Hagerty Warren Hageman Loren Hahn Virgil Hance Welton Hance Delores Hancock Kathleen Harlacher Bill Harlan Arlene Harmon Fred Harmon Marjorie Harris Madeline Hathoot Roger Hathoot Edith Heichel Martha Heichel Dick Heinz Betty Anne Heise Kathleen Heisler Tom Henry Janet Herbert Marian Hermance Mary Hewdtt Barbara Hodges Frank Hokr Mary Ann Honyak Alice Hood Bonnie Houser Evelyn Hunt Margaret Huryn Duane Hyer Frank Hyer Raymond Igelski Armando Ioannacci Marietta Ivey Betty Jacobsen Gene Jacobucci Ralph Jahnz Rita Janicke Dorothy Jankowski Irene Jankowski Helen Jankowski Frank Jarka Robert Jaske Arnold Joers Ronald Joers Eugene Johnson Theodore Johnson Jeannette Jordon Mary Joseph Robert Kaeding Dorothy Kahn Marcella Kahn Michael Kalil Dorothy Kapica Leocadia Kapica George Kasdurf Bob Keen Walter Keen Roger Keene Betty Keller Dolores Kempf Arthur Keppen Bob Kern Robert Kienitz William Killingbeck Jacob Klamer Mary Lois Klue Dolores Rose Kniola Norman Kocikowski August Korn Genevieve Koziolek Margaret Krachinski Patricia Kramer Charlotte Krueger James Krueger Kenneth Krueger Robert Krueger Jeanette Kruse Raymond Kubaszczyk Valeria Kubiak Ross Kuszmaul Joseph Lakey Phyllis Lakin Viola Lakowski Donald Lambka Lawrence Lange Roger Laughlin Joyce Larsen Page ThirtyMORES Dorothy Lauer Martin Nevorski Wendell Leach Genelle Neulieb Ralph Leonard Ruth Neulieb Dorothy Leser Normajean Nieman Mae Lesk Esther Nieman Lorraine Levin May Niles Lucy Lisi Irene Novak Phyllis Livings Philip Nowfel Edwin Losinski Irma Nygren Warren Luce Betty Jeanne Olds Jeannette Lueth Louis Olson John Lute Myrle Olson Henry Mackowiak Dorothy Oszucik Lucille Malecki Marie Pahl John Maginski Mary Pahs Joe Manning Luella Panka Betty Mansefield Louise Parish Wayne Marquiss Donald Parrett Frank Martin Leona Pawlik Russell Martin Frederick Pearce Martha Matuszak Pat Pekarski John Mazur Marjorie Peterson Edward Mazurek Grace Phelan Ray McIntyre Norman Pickford William McIntyre Edward Piechnik Betty Me New Ed. Planowski Paul Meadows Richard Platt Roger Mell Dan Pliske Reiness Meska Bonny Ploner Donald Meyers Harold Pollnow Dorothy Meyer Joe Popelec Esther Meyer John Powell Leo Michalik Pauline Powers Donald Miller William Priebe Elva Miller Ralph Prohl Elvera Miller Louis Przybylinski Lloyd Miller Norbert Przybylinski Marilyn Miller Yvonne Purvis Milmore Miller Eugene Ragsdale Robert Miller Alan Ransom William Miller Edward Ratenski Jack Milne Irene Rebac Lorraine Mitchell George Reed Marilyn Moeschl Robert Reicher John Mohamed Herman Reichert Bob Moldenhauer Mary Renkawitz John Moorman Nettie Richmond James Mudd Gloria Richter Shirley Nallenwig Dorothy Riks Laurence Nauyokas John Riley Milton Ritchey Margaret Sullivan Norma Rojohn Lois Surerus Juanita Roth Howard Swim Leroy Ruetz Tom Taber Eugene Ruggles Tony Tadros Kathryn Rux Lawrence Tanber Marian Sadenwater Elaine Jean Taylor Irene Sass Johnnie Thomas Jimmy Schendel Imogene Thompson Kenneth Scherer Alvin Tiedeman Clara Schroeder Margie Tiedeman June Schroeder Richard Tolton Milo Schultz Anna Trautman Vera Schultz Isabel Trojan Fred Seaverns Clarence Tylisz Betty Schwanke James Ullmer Willard Sechrist Carl Ulrich Albert Seedorf Jack Utley Lyle Seifert Bud Valentine Frederick Selke George Van Gieson Doris Sengbusch Bob Vankosky Zachary Schaia Marian Vemick Kenneth Shaw Violet Virge Marcia Sherwood Ruth Voigt Janet Shroyer Beatrice Vulpitta Gerald Siddall James Wagner Marion Sieb Eugene Walenga Alice Siegmund Junior Walters John Sipotz Royal Wamke Marie Sipotz Lee Weaver Jim Sjoberg Norma Wedow' Walter Sjoberg Walter Weisser Matthew Smith Lillian Werner Ramona Smith Jim Westberg Wallace Smith Dorothy Westhafer June Sonnenberg Roger Westphal Geraldine Speese Curtis Wheeldon Val Jean Spindler Naomi Whipple Tenny Sprague Gladys White Peter Stachowski Carlon Will Jeanne Stark Violet Williams Lucille Steinborn Lucille Wishon Wiebie Stellema Margene Witte Helen Stevens Arline Stibs Charles Wolff Glenn Woodruff Ray Wright Erbie Stinchcomb Stanley Wroblewski Everett Stockinger Jack Young Eugene Stoligrosz Barbara Zeek John Strutz Norman Ziegler Arthur Sullivan Emily Ziomek Page Thirty-OneThe Class of ’42 THIS FALL the Freshmen gathered in our assembly room and elected Miss Schwabenland and Mr. Troyer as their class sponsors. They then proceeded to elect Tenny Sprague, president; Margie Tiedeman, vice-president; Walter Sjoberg, secretary. On the evening of October 1 4 the Freshmen and the Sophomores flocked to the Auditorium to enjoy themselves at the Freshman-Sophomore party. Probably the most outstanding feature of the evening was the initiation of the Freshmen. Before the amused Sophomores they fell to their knees and praised Allah. The Freshmen are very proud of Mr. Ten Harkel’s Sponsor group which fought right through to the finals in the sponsor basketball league. Augmented by two hundred and fifty members of the January class, many of whom had to remain in Junior High, next year’s Sophomores will probably be the largest class ever assembled in this school. This class will also be the last to remember this year's Seniors, so we, the Class of "39, salute you, the Class of '42. Freshmen Snaps Officers of the Freshman Class: Tenny Sprague, Margie Tiedeman, and Walter Sjoberg. Freshman Class Sponsors: Miss Schwabenland and Mr. Troyer. Mr. Ten Harkel’s sponsor basketball team, composed of: Manager, Ralph Reeder, Richard Lafrentz, Ray Parry, Richard Kruse, Nathan Miglore. and James Skibbe, look “rarin’ to go" A scene from the Freshman-Sophomore Party, showing the Freshman girls “praising Allah." Page Thirty-ThreeF R E S Gladys Anderson Richard Armstrong Ann Atlas Virginia Attar Blossom Babinec Edward Bard Kenneth Bartels Louis Bartels Marjory Bartels Earle Barth Louis Bartuzik Betty Baut George Bendix Modesta Bent Charline Bible Joseph Biela Manette Blackburn Frank Blackwell Helen Blank Joseph Block June Block Dorothy Bodine Lee Brant Albert Brown Marie Boehnlein Alberta Boldman Virginia Brehm Dorothy Burns Arden Butts Harry Chadwick Margaret Chrapkowski Charles Clinton Norma Lee Coan Helen Coursel Virginia Covert Evelyn Crafton Harry Crooks Alice Culley Richard Culley Badilia Daher Betty Dalton Chester Dembinski Howard Dennewitz Jean Devine William Dickinson James Dilworth Sam Di Paolo Robert Dombkowski Rosalie Downs Mary Jean Doyle Jane Dunlap Marie Durnal Joan Edris Avis Emmons Margaret Esper Mitchell Faroh Arline Feldmeier Carl Gabriel Rose George Harold Gergich Marie Glafcke Arietta Gobreske June Gole Paul Graham Winifred June Graves Delores Grieger Julian Groch Leola Gropp Betty Gruenberg Michaeline Guth Betty Hahn Emily Haluck Julia Haluck Alyce Hamilton Charles Hart Nina Hayes Dana Hennessy Carolyn Higley Lois Hitt Dale Hubertz Isabella Imes Elaine Jaske Walter Jones Dolores Kaczmarek Adelle Kamont Alice Keen Rudolph Keithley Dale Kietzman Barbara Killingbeck Harry Kinsey Dorothy Kinz William Kist Caroline Koch Clara Komasinski Verna Kozak Elizabeth Kraemer Evelyn Krause Martha Kribs Paul Krueger Marion Krumm Richard Kruse Richard Lafrentz Norma Elaine Lakey Betty Lange Gisela Lange Page Thirty-FouiH M E N Kenneth Laskey Elaine Lee Marion Levin Patricia Loehr Lucille Losiniecki Bill Luchtman Angeline Lubinieski Paul Ludington Martha Makus Virginia Mansfield Dolores Manthey Beatrice Marquiss Robert Mathias Jerome Mazurek Robert McAlpine Martha McClintick Dorothy McMurrin Alice Michaels Ted Michalik Nathan Migliore Betty Miller June Mills Ruth Missal Margery Mitchell Anna Mitis Charles Morgan Arietta Morse Bernice Moss Naomi Mross Cleo Nallenweg Donna Newman Bemiece Nichols Bob Nikoley Doris Novak Jean Orlowski Richard Orlowski Barbara Jane Osos Frances Osos Jane Pahl Ray Parry Janette Passage Margaret Pavolka Helen Pawlick Jean Pawloske Betty Pen fold Vera June Peo Leonard Piasecki Gertrude Pliske Wilbert Poola Frances Potkey Theodore Rayhart Irene Ratenski Doris Rieckhoff Arbutus Rinker Agnes Rogowski Marilyn Rowley Dorothy Ruby Ralph Rueter Roger Saracoff Eleanor Saturday Dorothy Schlundt Adeline Schmitt Germaine Schultz Dorothy Senderak Lois Ann Shaw Clara Shebel Clara Shelhop Lois Shepperson James Skibbe Dorothy Skibinski Betty Smith Delphine Smith Ted Smolenski Germaine Spychalski Helen Standau Agnes Stark Georgia Stark Inez Staver Dorothy Steinborn Marie Alice Strong Thelma Swain Robert Taylor Audrey Tews Russell Thibideau Marian Timm Roger Timm Harry Tonn Leona Trampski Marie Ulrich Alice Urban Delores Voss Dolores Waite Regina Waite Catherine Wardean Dorothy Wamke Jayne Ann Westburg Nelma Westfall Bob Wolcott Mary Jane Woodruff John Wooton Marie Wroblewski John Wysong Helen Ziomek Pagr Thirty-FiveThe Study 1-1 a I I Mural ACROSS the east wall of our study hall extends this inspiring mural, familiar to every student. It was painted in 1925 by our own local artist, Robert W. Grafton, who gave of his time and talent in the creation of this work of art, generously assisted by the Rotary Club of Michigan City, which provided the materials used. This panel is an accurate representation of the area at the mouth of Trail Creek as it appeared about one hundred years ago, when Michigan City was an important shipping point for commerce between the East and the Middle West, and especially for northern Indiana. A sand bar at the mouth of Trail Creek blocked passage to vessels larger than those shown here. Over the two plank toll roads leading to town came long lines of oxcarts, loaded with grain to be stored temporarily in the elevators, one of which can be seen near the mouth of the harbor. The long meat-packing house at the bend of the creek likewise served farmers of northern Indiana and shippers to eastern markets. The almost barren dune known as Hoosier Slide was over one-hundred seventy-five feet in height. It was such a striking landmark and such an unusual geological attraction before it was removed for commercial purposes that its fame was nationwide. The Indians represented were of the Pottawattomie tribe, which still inhabited this region. This panel measures thirty-four feet by ten feet and is painted on canvas which is glued to the wall. The canvas and adhesive together weigh about four hundred pounds, and the efforts of ten men were required to put it in place. The background was started in the spring of 1925 in the artist’s Chicago studio, but the canvas was finished on a huge framework in the study hall as the school was being completed. Those local models whom the artist used tell how much they enjoyed working with him. Among these persons were Lois Redding, first grade teacher at Central School, who posed for all the white women in the picture, and Jacob Heinsen, who posed for the man with the anchor. The atmosphere of a busy port in the early days suggested in the reproduction is greatly heightened by the pleasing use of color, contrast of dress and activity, and rhythm of line, all of which contributed to the charm presented for those who have enjoyed and will continue to prize this masterpiece as a civic possession. The artist, Robert W. Grafton, was born in 1876. After his studies abroad, he married Elinda Opperman of this city, and they made their home here until his death in December, 1936. He attained national prominence especially as a mural and portrait painter. His only daughter, Patricia, entered our high school with the class of 1939. Because of Mr. Grafton’s contributions of his genius, time, and energy, and the generosity of the Rotary Club, students of our high school now and in the years to come may study beneath the inspiration of so notable a picture. Pngr Thirty-Six[ueen Dance To Be Nov. k . HoWJ KcoU HfiUH P an n Daw Is October 26, .tertainer, ,d ,s Nm ’ianist, to Be X ta tpon )n Pro-am -v,-; jrcr to-DaU' » '— J lniSt irtuet, Wal IIIr, ■' . SENIOR NIGH SCHOOL sara „•- « lVsidd tleanor To Tell of Visit To Indian State v Pretty Southern Belles Dance Away Gay, ± 7 Prom at Junior Plantation in Dixie Friday Night I I 1 Doris. Jgjjy Color 1 - M ;Elect Trask As President A.w»t nt; .Tr a» », r 1 c »»•»« y Owv«. Sixty-Sixth Annual Commencement .SAAC C. ELSTON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL NEW AUDITORIUM MAY . »•| croton !’— lluldiK' .|l-n...r b—“Grl.lf Hillh Scb„,l B..1.I Dl cd by Nr. R. 1. — v ,,„l. School Houls I Big Bonfire; I «urns Cjoshen j r „dp.lMUK««PP| supt. M c. 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Dossing to if0 ' Various 7yp j Com inn tveni' tuotn OM I" V IcaSuc llucic s al I H u. »v hElstonian Staff SOON AFTER they were selected by the class officers and sponsors, the Elstonian staff began work on the 1939 year book by choosing a theme and collecting materials concerning experiences and incidents that no one would willingly forget. The members of the staff are: editor-in-chief, Dorothy Davis; business staff. Jack Beahan, Harry Nelson, and Marilyn Maack; literary staff, Howard Dornbrock, John Vail, Betty Dingier. Irma Man they, Betty Anne Sprague. Ruth Ferguson, Mary Jane Utley, and Lois Jane Vaughn; typists, Virginia Molden-hauer, Garnette Peters, and Marjorie Marquiss; professional photography. Betty Beall and Eileen Hennessy; mounting staff, Edward Richmond, Irene Boyan, and Dorothy Sieb; snapshots, Gerald Huber and Jack Dwyer; art, Nancy Coggan and Bernice Mathews; advertising, Elaine Heise, James Trask, Dorothy Boese, Betty Johnson, Betty Wright, Delores Harris, Harley Rudolph, Joe Schwager, Bob Beard, Bob Ganser, William Weidner, and Roger Johnson; lettering, Clarence Schlundt and Roger Johnson; and humor, William Hall. The Elstonian staff worked in committees under the supervision of: Mrs. Hart, Mr. Irgang, Mr. Maxey, and the Senior sponsors, Mrs. Mann and Mr. Neff.Top Picture. Back Row: Johnson, Vincent, Sprague, Miss Davidson (Sponsor), Schwager, Hall, Miller, Lichtenberg, Salmassy, Hilberg, Sprague. Front Row: Davis, Meakins, Heise, Spicka, Farber. Bottom Picture. Back Row: Johnson, Boyan, Moldenhauer, Vincent, Behnke, Lichtenberg, George, Hennessy, Manthey, Dawson, Mrs. Mann (Chairman), Tanber, Henry, Maack, Scrivnor, Farber, Foreman, Sprague, Beahan, Utley. Second Row: Miller, Ziegler, Andrest, Johnson, Schaeffer, Schlundt, Mathews, Schwager. Front Row: Nelson, Coggan, Miller, Beall, Prolla, Hilberg, Luecht, Schlundt, Mitchell, Dingier, Carstens, Davis. Thespians THE THESPIANS is a national honor society in high school dramatics. To be eligible, a student must play a major role in a three act play and have his work approved by the director. This year the club presented a play. Tile Hif h Heart, at a convocation and at a meeting of the High School P. T. A. In the spring the club with its sponsor. Miss Emily Davidson, went to Chicago to see the play, The Copperhead. Officers of the club are: Betty Anne Sprague, president; Robert Lichtenberg, vice-president, and Marjorie Farber, secretary. Honor Society IN VERY impressive rites conducted by Roger Johnson, master of ceremonies, on March 10, twenty-six new members were installed in the National Honor Society. Selected on the basis of scholarship, leadership, character, and service, only Seniors and Juniors in the upper third of the class scholastically can be considered. Election to membership is considered one of the highest honors in school. During the year the members of the honor society sell school supplies in the office, and take care of the detention room when a teacher is unable to do so. The officers of the society are: Guy Foreman, president; and Bert Henry, secretary-treasurer. Page Thirty-NineHall Patrol Student Council DAILY between 8:15 and 8:30 and from 12:45 until 1:00 hall patrolmen are at their posts in every corner and in the longer corridors of our building and the New Auditorium, maintaining order and supervising traffic under the direction of Mr. Long. Chief of the patrol is John Behnke, who has been a member of the patrol for four years. He is assisted by captains Clarence Schlundt, Stanley Pazieski, and Roger Johnson, who are responsible for the first, second. and third floors respectively. In the New Auditorium the patrol is supervised by Keith Law. RENOWNED throughout the state, our Student Council, the governing body of the Senior High School, presents a fine example of student government, of which we are justly proud. This group, which is composed of representatives from each sponsor group, makes the regulations for the school, which are enforced by the hall patrol and student monitors. Five committees—executive, legislative, judicial, service, and social—are chosen by the council to perform many important duties about the school. The council meets every other Tuesday under the supervision of Miss Mabel F.ngstrom. who has been Faculty Advisor since Student Government was organized in our school.GIRLS LEAGUE Rack Row: Jeanette Fladiger, Jean Moore, Reverly Fren-zel, Virginia Miller. Cor-inna Majot, Joyce Caulkins, Wilmeth Bracken, Opal Russell. Second Row: Sarah LaRocco, Clara Schnable, Ethel Hays, Dorothy Boudreau, Dorothy Schwermer, Madeline Hathoot, Marcel Sherwood. Front Row: Dorothy Meyers, Miss Smith (Sponsor), Mildred Blaskey, Dorothy Furness, Grace Phelan, Mildred Steele. BLACK FRIARS Back Row: Robert Cassidy, Mildred Blaskey, Anna Trautman, William Hall, William Jones, Wilbur Scrivnor. Second Row: Jane Utley, Joseph Sch wager, Jane Dawson, Donald Bleck, Dolores Harris, Dorothy Mathias, Nell Andrest, Jeanne Scharnberg. First Row: Betty Wolff, Eileen Hennessy, Elaine H e i s e, Blanche Stevens, Ruth Sieben, Adele Wolff, Phyllis Henry, I) o r o t h y Sieb, Phyllis Kuhn, Betty Wright, Irma M a n the y, Ruth Nuoffer, Miss Davidson, sponsor. Foreground: Bert Henry, Jean Taylor, Lois Jane Vaughn, Randall Miller, Carl Ulrich, Ruth H a r-bart. Girls’ League AN organization which seeks to foster a spirit of friendliness among the girls and to bring opportunities for service and self-development to as many girls as possible is the Girls’ League, which is open to all girls in the Senior High School. Every year the League sponsors a party for the Freshman girls, and at Christmas the members make scrap books for the sick children in Michigan City. Mildred Steele is president; Ethel Hays, vice-president; and Grace Phelan secretary-treasurer. Miss Mildred Smith sponsors the club. Blackfriars "DLACKFRIARS Club is open to all students. Freshmen excepted, who are interested in dramatics, and have successfully passed the necessary tryouts. The purpose of the Blackfriars is to furthei an interest in dramatics of stage, screen, and radio in our school. During National Drama week the club very successfully presented several plays at various P. T. A. meetings. Joseph Schwager served as president of the club; Jane Dawson, vice-president; and Elaine Heise. secretary-treasurer. Miss Emily Davidson sponsored the club. I’aijc Korty OncBack Row: Loren Leucht, James Baines, Jeanette Hagerty. Front Row: Ralph Prast, Ruth Bell, Dorothy Cordes, Charles Vincent. Vernon Crawford, Jane Harris, Marjorie Smith, Armando Ionnacci. THE CRIMSON Comet, the high school newspaper, is published each Monday by the journalism class. It is an eight column publication covering the news of the entire school. National and state honors have been won by the Comet, the most recent being All-American from the National Scholastic Press Association in 1936-1937 and 1937-1938 and in the same years first place in division three of the Sigma Delta Chi contest held under the auspices of Indiana University. The journalism class is conducted as a laboratory in which various phases of newspaper work are studied: straight news, feature news, sports, special stories, columns, editorials, advertising, proof-reading, headline writing, and layout. It teaches elements of good composition: thoroughness in gathering facts, accuracy, organization, and variety in vocabulary. On the editorial staff for the first semester Page Forty-Two were: Anna Miller, Alta Murden, Phyllis Henry, Earl Miller, Richard Freese, Bernard Komasinski, Mary R. Moore, Lois Glanz, Frances Spinks, Alfred Riley, La Verne Miller, William Hall, Luise Cox, James Blande, and Gerald Huber. On the business staff for the first semester were: Harold Spears, Lois Baker, James Briggs, and Herbert Tews. On the second semester editorial staff were: Charles Vincent, Morris Miller, Doris Ann Will, Jeanette Hagerty, James Baines, Vernon Crawford, Lou Alice Allgood. Armando lonnocci, Joe Wright, Ralph Prast. John Kramer, James Walters, Ted Gresham, Dorothy Cordes. Janice Man-they. Jane Harris, Georgia Warnke, Amelia Engel, Ruth Bell. William Jones. Charles Wise, Roger Mell, Adele Wolff, and William Meakins. On the business staff are: Robert Ganser, Loren Leucht, Dorothy Carpenter, Melissa Luecht, Anna Miller, and Marjorie Smith.DISCUSSION L KAO UK Robert Lichtenberg Albert Hilberg Charles Vincent I'ORUM CLUB Sara Salmassy Anna Miller Dorothy Corde; Retty Dingier Marlow Sorge Forum Club BRITAIN’S foreign policy, the respective merits of dictatorship and democracy, and the detecting of propaganda are subjects one might hear vigorously discussed by the Forum Club at its meetings every other Wednesday in Room 3 I 3 under the sponsorship of Mr. A. J. Parsons. This organization is open to any student interested and willing to participate in informal discussion of present day problems. Officers of the club are Betty Dingier, president; Marlow Sorge, vice-president, and Dorothy Cordes, secretary. Discussion League "pESOLVED: That the United States should IV establish an alliance with Great Britain" was the topic for the Discussion League this year. The winners were Albert Hilberg, Robert Lichtenberg, and Charles Vincent, who received prizes of $50, $30, and $20, respectively, donated each year by Mr. Isaac C. Elston Jr., the grandson of Major Isaac C. Elston, after whom the school is named. Albert Hilberg, who ranked first, represented our school at the district contest held in Hammond. Page Forty-ThreeGerman Club OPEN TO ALL students who have had one semester of German, the German Club offers students an opportunity to learn more about the German language and customs. The great event of the year was the Christmas banquet at which such German dishes as Kartofelsalat, Sauerkraut, and Pfeffernuesse were served. Miss Schwabenland, the guest speaker, told of a Christmas she had spent in Germany. According to custom, the club plans to conclude its activities with a picnic at Pottawat-tomie Park. Latin Club y TTF.MPTING to interpret and understand life and manners of citizens of Rome is the endeavor of the Latin Club, sponsored by Mrs. Jane Russell. The officers of this organization, one of the oldest clubs in our school, are: Sara Salmassy, president; Marian Sieb, vice-president; Marjorie Beahan, secretary. Culminating a year of varied activity will be the annual banquet honoring the graduating members.THE WINNING PROJECT Sara Salmassy Rosalie Benowitz Dorothy Schmuhl Melissa Jane Luecht Phyllis Schudorick MEMBERS OF DAHLITE CLUB D a h I i t e s rj" HE LIBRARY assistants derived the unique X name of their organization. The Dahlites, from the name of their sponsor. Miss Dahlberg. During the Christmas season, a Christmas tree, decorated by the librarians, added a holiday atmosphere to the library. Every year the Dahlites entertain the library assistants of LaPorte High School and then at a later date the Dahlites are entertained in La-Porte. One of their major projects is Book Week in November. For this event the girls make clever table displays and entertain their mothers and the faculty at a tea. The prize exhibits this year were: "Parnassus on Wheels and "The Book Ship." The officers for this year were: Betty Anne Sprague, president: Marilyn Maack, vice-president: and Phyllis Schudorick, secretary. Page Forty-FivThe Glee Club T1 HE MEMBERS of the Glee Club are chosen - ■ by try-outs conducted by Mr. Ten Harkel. The entire organization is based on the merit system, and awards are given for punctual and regular attendance. These awards depend upon the length of membership in the organization and upon the student's personal record. Any member having thirty or more demerits during the school year loses his chance for winning an award. The Glee Club furnishes entertainment for the various school and community activities, and one of its greatest achievements is its presentation of one musical comedy each year. The officers, chosen by the members, are Bill Weidner, Betty Anne Sprague, and Wilbur Scrivnor. Members of the Glee Club are: Bud Al- bers, Betty Beall, Mary Kay Beall, Mary Ann Baird, Helen Jane Baughman, Jeanne Cars-tens. Bill Drehmel, Shirley Dean, Dorothy Davis, Gordon Davis, Marjorie Farber, Beverly Frenzel, Marjorie Fischer, Marybelle Funderburk, Barbara Feallock, Jessie Gutowski, Evelyn Hunt, Betty Anne Heise, Bill Harlen, Ruth Hanley, Eileen Hennessy, Natalie Johnson. Lloyd Lambke, Dorothy Leser, Walter Lutz, Kathryn Long, Elva Miller, Elvira Miller, Marilyn Maack, Irma Manthey, Jeanette Mitchell, Dorothy Mathias, Ben Nygren, Ruth Nuoffer, Irma Nygren, Dorothy Oszuscik, Betty Jean Olds, Marjorie Peterson, John Powell, Pauline Powers, Dorothy Putz, Gloria Richter, Joe Schwager, Wilbur Scrivnor, Carl Swinehart, Phil Sprague, Tenny Sprague, Betty Anne Sprague, Edna Soller, June Storey, Betty Jean Schilf, Katherine Sage, Edward Vail, John Vail, Floyd Wuenn, William Westphal, Margena Witte, William Weidner, Walter Weiser, Ruth Y oung. Pagr Forty-SixHi-Y Club ON A WALL of the Hi-Y Room at the Y. M. C. A. hangs this statement of the purpose of the Club: "To create, maintain, and extend throughout the school and community high standards of Christian character. The four C’s of its slogan are: Clean Speech. Clean Scholarship. Clean Sportsmanship, and Clean Living. Affiliated with the senior high school and the Y. M. C. A„ this club is open to any sophomore, junior, or senior boy who indicates his willingness to live up to its principles. Two chapters, the Berea, meeting on Monday nights and sponsored by Mr. George Irgang, and the Elston, meeting on Wednesday nights and sponsored by Mr. Frank Neff, compose the local Club. Activities of the new chapters began early in September with eight of the officers attending the Training Conference at Camp Tecum-seh. In November a delegation of five was sent to the Older Boys' Conference at Danville. On February 1 3 both chapters were guests of the LaPorte Club, the speaker being Mr. Merle Carver, State Boys' Work Secretary. About forty-five members attended the Second Annual District Conference at South Bend on March 27; James Trask, of the Berea Chapter, being president of the Conference. Members of the Club assisted Mrs. Weaver in distributing baskets to the needy at Thanksgiving, and the combined chapters gave a party at Christmas for under-privileged children. After the LaPorte basketball game Chapter Elston sponsored a dance in the New Auditorium. On Sunday, March 19, at an impressive ceremony in the Presbyterian Church new officers of both chapters were installed as follows: Chapter Elston—Martin Miller, president; Louis Stein, vice-president; William Priebe, secretary-treasurer; Keith Drehmel, sergeant-at-arms, and Phil Sprague, chaplain. Chapter Berea—Robert Johnson, president; Theodore Johnson, vice-president; Frank Hokr, secretary-treasurer; Ronald Joers, sergeant-at-arms; and Carl Swinehart, chaplain. Michigan City Hi-Y Club l ur Purpose (To create maintain and extend throughout the school and community, high standards of Christian character.Mingler Orchestra ON FRIDAY afternoons when students gather for an hour of dancing in the high school gym, suitable music for the occasion is provided by the mingler orchestra under the able direction of Guy Foreman, Jr. Members of this group deserve the thanks of the student body for their willingness in giving their time and effort to make these enjoyable minglers possible. Swing Band ONE of the newer and more popular musical units in our school is the swing band. Twenty-four members of the high school band and orchestra comprise this group, which is directed by Mr. Palmer Myran. Despite its newness, the organization has won wide recognition. Officials of the San Francisco International Exposition invited the group to play as guests at the fair during the summer. As no funds were available, however, members had to forego the honor of appearing.Band Orchestra BANNERS waving, batons flashing in the sunlight, down the street comes the Michigan City High School Band, resplendent in their red and white uniforms. Leading the procession are the high-stepping drum-majors Louis Wheeler. Richard Cathcart, Richard Gale, and two color bearers, Jane Dawson and Jane Gilmore. This group, directed by Mr. Palmer Myran, provides the lively music heard at football and basketball games. On February 10 the band gave an enjoyable concert with Mr. Paul Yoder, Chicago composer and arranger, guest conductor, directing the group in the first band arrangement of "My Reverie." Guy Foreman, Jr., conducted the group in one number, and Ethel Korn played a piano solo. OUR SCHOOL orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Palmer Myran and Miss Jane Baker, is one of the finest musical organizations in the state. Members of this group have always ranked high in state contests, in competition as a unit and as soloists. In the annual concert on March 3, the orchestra members gave another fine exhibition of their talent. Featured in the program of classical music was the string orchestra which played several selections, among which were "The Chorale” by Bach and "Concerto Grosso" by Handel. Two of the popular selections given by the full orchestra were "The Connecticut Yankee" by Rodgers and "Norwegian Dance" by Grieg. Page Forty-NineJunior ONE MAD NIGHT, presented by the Junior Class, proved to be one of the most outstanding plays ever given at Elston High School. The action of the entire play takes place in the course of one mad night. A playwright, Don Cutter, accompanied by his proverb-quoting Chinese valet, goes to a lonely mansion in the hills to complete his latest play in peace and quiet. Upon his arrival he is astonished to find the house, which is reputed to be haunted, tenanted by a number of very strange persons, including, “John Alden, "Priscilla," "Mr. Hyde," and "Lady Macbeth," lunatics under the care of Dr. Bunn, whose home nearby has burned down. Though they are really quite harmless, Don doesn’t know S e n i o NEW FIRES, a most successfully presented Senior play, proved to be a comedy of pleasing humor, interesting people, witty remarks, a picture of everyday life, and real characters. Miss Emily Davidson, the coach, and the entire cast should be congratulated for the splendid performance of such an appealing play. Stephen Santry, an author, inherits a farm from an eccentric uncle and moves his family (who, he fears, have lost the fundamental values of life) from Chicago to the newly acquired farm. Some time after their arrival, Stephen, exasperated with their reaction to his hospitality, sweeps aside barriers and issues the ultimatum that he who wants to eat must work, or show a willingness to do so. Olive, the oldest daughter, feigns sickness with the hope of being sent back to Chicago. Young Doctor Lynn Gray is called in, a fact which causes in Olive a complete change of mental attitude. They fall in love, and later in the play assurance is given of their marriage. Mary Marshall, a neighbor girl of fifteen, while visiting Phyllis and Billy Santry, breaks Play this. Among the inmates is Lucille, a beautiful girl with an amazing story of persecution and intrigue. Don determined to rescue her, and from this point followed a series of thrillingly funny escapades to the happy ending. The whole cast and the coach, Miss Goldie Shepherd, should be congratulated for a splendid performance. The leads, Charles Vincent and Marjorie Farber, portrayed their roles exceptionally well. Bert Henry and Phyllis Kuhn performed skillfully in their difficult character parts. Donald Bleck, Lou Alice Allgood, Ruth Harbart. Alice Spicka, Albert Hilberg, Martin Miller, Sara Salmassy, Robert Lichtenberg, Frank Sprague, and Dorothy Bishop also proved their dramatic ability. Play out with scarlet fever, with the result that the family is quarantined for a month. Thus imprisoned, the family must attend to their own wants. Dick, the oldest son, who has taken a wife. Eve, with the expectation of financial backing from his father, becomes interested in agriculture and plans to make the farm his and Eve’s permanent home. Anne, Stephen’s negligent wife, realizes his need for her sympathy and gives it. Stephen and Anne, with Billy and Phyllis, return to Chicago, but with the thought of returning often to the "simple life." Clarence Schlundt and Norma Jean Craig were excellent in the parts of Stephen and Anne Santry. Jane Dawson, Betty Wolff, William Jones, and Gilbert Liebig showed unusual talent in their character parts. Mary Jane Utley, Roger Johnson, Roland Olds, Lois Jane Vaughn, Elaine Heise, Betty Wright. WilKam Weidner, Janice Carstens, and Dorothy Davis performed exceptionally well in their roles. Splendid cooperation from the cast and the committees, coupled with the expert direction of Miss Davidson, made this play one long to be remembered. P» e FiftyLeft to right: Frank Sprague, Albert Hilberg, Joe Schwager, Robert Lichtenberg, Martin Miller, Dorothy Davis, Betty Anne Sprague, Roger Johnson, and Gerhard Klouman. The High Heart AT A CONVOCATION on March 2, the Thespians gave a very enjoyable play. The Hifjll Heart, written by Adelaide C. Rowell. This play was the first presentation of a more serious nature. It had great emotional appeal, and demanded much skill on the part of the cast. Miss Emily Davidson, sponsor of the club, acted as coach. The players wore costumes in keeping with the time of the play. The scene of the play was the Peyton plantation, which was occupied by Union troops during the Civil War. Visiting at the plantation was Agnes Cranston, daughter of a Union Major. Agnes fell in love with Sam Davis, a Confederate spy, who rescued her when she had fallen from her horse. One evening when Davis came to the plantation to secure some valuable papers, the girl discovered that it was her father who was supplying information to the Southern army. When Sam was captured as a rebel spy, he refused to reveal the name of the traitor, although it meant death for him not to do so. As Cranston, too, was silent, Sam, with a high heart, was led to death, despite Agnes’s protests. Leading roles in the play were taken by Betty Anne Sprague as Agnes, Joe Schwager as Sam, and Frank Sprague as Major Cranston. Betty Anne, as Agnes, portrayed a fair, gentle, and sincere young woman. She was dressed in a cherry-colored silk gown with a white woolen shawl. Joe Schwager was boyish, idealistic, eager yet refined. He wore a gray uniform of the Confederate army. Others in the cast were Dorothy Davis, Albert Hilberg, Roger Johnson, Martin Miller, Robert Lichtenberg, and Gerhard Klouman. Page Fiftr-Twc SENIOR GLEE CLUB PRESENTS "PIRATES OF PENZANCE THE SLAVE OF DOTY by w. S. GILBERT and ARTHUR SULLIVAN unior High Auditorium MARCH 24, 1939 DIRECTOR H. E. TEN HARKEL OF DRAMATICS EMILY DAVIDSON By permission of CO.. PUBLISHERS Massachusetts Bud Mary Kay Floyd Wuenn Helen Jane Baughman Jeanette Kruse Lloyd Lambke Ki Doris Sengbuach Gordon Edward Vail Gloria Richter John Powell Dana Dorothy Bill Drehmel Margene Witte Gerhard Bill Drehmel Walter Weisser John Powell Bill Harlan GIRLS CHORUS Mary Marjorie Betty Jane Patty Loehr Marjorie Pauline Jeanne K Marjorie Janet Dolores Waite Alice Steinke Wood Operetta MARCH 24, the Senior Glee Club presented the Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera. Pirates of Penzance. Mr. Ten Harkel and Miss Emily Davidson coached the singing and dramatic parts, respectively, while Joe Schwager and Irma Manthey starred in the leading roles. Other principal parts were taken by Phil Sprague, Shirley Dean, John Vail, Dorothy Mathias, Jessie Gutowski, Wilbur Scrivnor, and Carl Swinehart. The chorus was composed of the remaining members of the Glee Club. The coast of Cornwall in England furnished the setting for this comedy. This is the first comic opera ever attempted by the Glee Club, and they well deserved the praise given them for their splendid presentation. Page Fifty-ThreeLoyalty Song We’re loyal to you M. C. High, For your colors are crimson and white. Which stand for the spirit that helps Us to win in every fight. M. C. High, you’re the best in the land. For you’re backed by a strong and loyal band; We’ll shout your praises to the sky. For we ll be loyal to M. C. High. Yea, Team Yea, team! Yea, team! Yea, team! Fight, fight, fight! Basketball Song All hail, our old Red Devils, We’re here one hundred million strong; Our hearts are always with you, And eyes upon you, every basketeer. Oh, yes. we're here to cheer you. And put the old pep in each play. So fight, fight. Devils; Fight, fight. Devils; Charge and fight your way to victory. Fight, Team, Fight Fight, team, fight! Fight, team, fight! Fight, team, fight, team, Fight! fight! fight! Yea, Team, Fig ht Yea, team, fight! Yea, team, fight! Yea, team, yea, team. Fight! fight! fight! Basketball Dec. 2—North Judson... H Dec. 3—Rensselaer..... T Dec. 9—St. Mary's.... FI Dec. I 6—Brazil....... T Dec. 1 7—Garfield..... T Dec. 22—LaPorte....... T Dec. 31—New Year's Tourney ...... H Jan. 6—Goshen......... H Jan. I 3—Elkhart...... T Jan. 20—Napanee ...... H Jan. 21—Washington.... T Jan. 27—Central ...... H Feb. 3—LaPorte........ H Feb. 8—Muncie......... H Feb. 10—Mishawaka..... T Feb. 1 1—Elwood....... H Feb. 17—Riley......... H Feb. 24—Valparaiso.... . H F o o t b a I Sept. 24—Niles H Oct. 1—Goshen H Oct. 1 5—Central T Oct. 22—Riley H Nov. 5—Washington. H Nov. 12—Elkhart .. H Nov. 1 8—LaPorte . T Track Apr. I—Michigan City and Culver. There. Apr. 8—Michigan City and North Judson at Valparaiso. Apr. I 5—Michigan City and South Bend. There. Apr. 20—Knox and Michigan City. Here. Apr. 22—Benton Harbor and Michigan City. Here. Apr. 26—Hobart and Michigan City. There. Apr. 29—Elkhart, Goshen, LaPorte, at Goshen. May 3—Michigan City and LaPorte. Here. May 6—’Conference. May I 3—Sectional. May 20—State at Indianapolis. Page Fifty-FourHir«e Lettermcn E p«cted in Starting Lineup for Game. h m.wi' ;kk» m'«- •r 'u ”1 Red Devil U’oxninh (16) » » OP GOES TO A M mrnmrims I " 1 JBUI TOMECT 4- y-ill. r.FNTPAI ortnn S ThirJ Season Is Heginnui R M hnJBFBSf st»ri A.re Selected Line . panther Victory. Defend Pre r Thro other en.on Near. State -nampion.hip Shot Put! •fure. N-tidarek Plunge ( Vf ui Fur Score; W filer Addj - I Extra Point. ackstcrsV anqu LalWtc. 78 toYELL LEADERS Floyd W u e n n, Dorothy Ragland, William Hall. RED DERBIES Robert White, Gerhard Klouman, Phil Sprague, Keith Drehmel. Yell Leaders EACH YEAR, two weeks after the beginning of the first semester, trials for the positions of yell leaders are held. These trials are open to all students in school, and contestants are given an opportunity to perform before the student body, after which yell leaders are chosen by ballot in the sponsor rooms. The three receiving the largest number of votes are chosen leaders. William Hall, Dorothy Ragland, and Floyd Wuenn were chosen last fall, Dorothy being the only one to return for the coming year. Besides their strenuous efforts at all football and basketball games, the yell leaders cooperate with the Red Derbies club in conducting pep sessions. Red Derbies KEITH DREHMEL, president; Phil Sprague, vice-president: and Donald Bleck, secretary-treasurer were the officers in charge of the Red Derbies this school year. The fact that they did their jobs well was clearly evidenced by the increase in school spirit shown by the student body. Every year the club holds a bonfire pep session before either the first football game or the first conference game. After the bonfire the students participate in a snake dance down Franklin Street with much noise and to the great confusion of motorists. Before other athletic contests the club sponsors pep sessions during which short skits are presented. Page Fifty-Sixt-; COACHES Delbert Miller, track; Ola Paul Thorne, assistant football coach; Andy Gill, football; James Griffin, tennis; A. J. Parsons, golf; Loren Ellis, basketball. F o o t b a I MICHIGAN CITY’S football season was inspired by the largest turnout in several years. Even with this turnout, however, Andy was to have a hard year. He had lost practically his entire team of the previous year. Andy was heard to say, however, “This will be one of my favorite teams, because I have no stars to contend with.” In the first game, Niles challenged Michigan City with the expectation of an easy win. They ran out on the field with victory in their eyes, but left the field a vanquished favorite. The Imps trounced them, 20-0. Weiler’s punting was outstanding. Next to visit the City was Goshen. The Red Devils completely outplayed them, but fumbled seven times and lost the game, 6-0. The Imps then took their first trip, going to South Side of Fort Wayne. In a temperature of ninety degrees they held an inspired team scoreless for three quarters and for eight minutes of the fourth quarter. They then scored in four plays from their own 35 yard line and won, 7-0. Regaining Fogle and Beahan. who had been injured since the first game, Michigan City had their first experience under the lights against South Bend Central. The local boys showed the way for the whole first quarter; then with a stroke of bad luck Captain Eikel-berg was injured, and the Imps’ morale was broken. We were trounced, 35-0. Still recovering from the Central defeat, Michigan City played a greater team. South Bend Riley, to a 25-0 score. After a two weeks rest the Red Devils took on their hardest team as yet. South Bend Washington, a big favorite, fought hard finally to defeat “a do or die’’ team, I 3-0. Row 1: Denney, Lubke, Beahan, Weiler, Dallie, Eikelberg, Oszuscik, Steinheiser, Brooker, Leuth, Danos, Fogle, Carlson. Row 2: Leach, Jankowski, Smiertelny, Sypniewski, Ney, Senderak, Paulin, Wise, Kohn, Daron, Timm, Schlundt, Mohamed. Row 3: Blood, Yourist, Glassman, Wozniak, Rebac, Schultz, Hatcher, Allie, Ansell, Wellman, Stevens, Utley, Manning, Precious, Martin, Hathoot. rOF uBT" mu .u i 3 . u. . —' ■ ■■ - 88 34 !5 i «The crowd was once more behind the team, only to see them run into Elkhart, potential state champs. Elkhart won the first three quarters, 33-0. Looking forward to the coming year, the coach then sent in the Sandburs who took Elkhart completely by surprise and scored a touchdown. The final score was 33-7. Then LA PORTE. Our team was inspired by a giant pep session and went to La Porte confident of a win. We lost the toss, and before anything could be done La Porte had scored two touchdowns. In came the Sandburs but to no avail, for at the half the score was 19-0. The Imps came back determined for revenge and completely outplayed La Porte. We missed one touchdown on a fumble and were on the two yard line when the gun went off. We lost the game but won a moral victory, having come into the second half behind and then outplayed a confident team. The Red Devils had a poor season, winning two games and losing six. They are not a team to forget, however, because they fought hard every week and represented Michigan City as best they could. Page Fifty-NineBaskefcbal "0UIC1DE SCHEDULE." That term was given to the "38-39” basketball schedule because it listed the best teams in the northern and southern parts of the state. As Bill Stein-heiser was the only returning letterman for the Imps, Coach Ellis had to dig down into the Top: BillLueth—87; Martin Noveroske—middle, Bill Steinheiser—85. Bottom: James Dry—jumping, Bill Steinheiser— second right, Martin Noveroske—far right. ranks of the Juniors and Sophomores for his team. North Judson opened the season December 2, handing the Red Devils a sound 26-14 trouncing. Tire work of the inexperienced sophomores. Jim Dry and Marty Nevorski, was outstanding. Traveling to Rensselaer, the Imps were again handed the short end of the score, 18-14. Bowman was the star for the winners, while the honors were well divided for the Imps. The Imps faced their civic rivals, St. Mary's in one of the most dramatic games of the year but after a hard-fought battle came out on top, 21-20. Captain Bill Steinheiser received the American Legion trophy for the team and school after this game. The Imps went south to battle with Brazil and played their best game of the year, winning by the score of 28-27. Bill Steinheiser paced the Imps with five two pointers and one free throw. The Imps moved to Terre Haute the next evening and absorbed a 31-20 beating. La Porte! The Devils went over to La Porte December 23, and with Bill Leuth and Dick Petcher in starring roles handed the Slicers a 23-22 licking. The Imps controlled the ball game the first half but were almost caught in the last quarter. In the holiday tournament here the Imps defeated Elkhart. 32-30, due to the fine work of Dry and Nevorski. who garnered I 7 points between them. Valpo, however, triumphed in the evening game, 23-13. The Imps, led by Dry and Petcher. who scored seven points each, scalped Goshen’s Redskins, long traditional enemies. 26-16. Elkhart handed them a decisive 39-27 beating. but the Devils defeated Napa-nee, 34-32, Petcher shoving in the winning rebound. Michigan City traveled to Washington (SB) and were handed a 33-17 shellacking, while Central’s unbeaten Bears made the Imps their fourteenth victim by a score of 39-1 7. On February 3 La Porte reversed its previous setback. They slammed the Devils around to their heart's content, winding up on the top end of a 31-23 score. When Muncie came to town, the Imps gave them a merry, heartwarming reception, finally losing a 48-40 decision. Steinheiser eventually hit his stride and threw in seventeen points. A sluggish Red Devil team journeyed to Mishawaka February I 0 and took another one on the chin, this time by the score of 30-24. Steinheiser again found the mark for seventeen tallies. Desperately the Imps tried to beat back Page SixtyElwood but lost a heart breaking 33-32 decision. Dry pumped in twelve points to take scoring honors for the evening. Riley and Valpo tacked two more losses on the ledger. Riley won by a score of 43-29, while Valpo won a 41-26 decision. On March 2, 3, and 4 the Sectional was held at La Porte. The Imps tripped Stillwell, 24-23, after a hectic battle. Wanatah was next, and the Devils pounded out a 36-22 decision. The heroes in this battle were Petcher and Dry. On Saturday afternoon La Porte ended the hopes of M. C. rooters by winning a 45-20 battle. Zakes and Swanson proved to be the chief conspirators against the Devils as they led their squad to victory. La Porte went on to defeat Hammond and Rensselaer in the regional at Gary, thus proving that they had a stronger team than was generally suspected. The Imps had an erratic season, but with such men as Dry, Nevorski, Ken Leuth, Gross. Spychalski, and Mathias returning, great hopes are held for a successful season next year. Pajje Sixty-Two Top Row: Nevorski, Gross, Spychalski, Mathias, Dry, Ellis (coach). Front Row: K. Lueth, l’etcher, Steinheiser, Rurr, Dombroek.Gymnastic Team FOR THE first time, the 1938-39 gymnastic team was placed on an equal basis with other minor teams. This team participates in various non-competitive gymnastic exhibitions. In addition to its annual appearance at the Junior High Gym Show, the team this year appeared during the halves of basketball games, with the Notre Dame team at Valparaiso on March I 7, and plans to participate in Mishawaka's Annual Gymnastic Exhibition early in May. Members of the team are: Robert Bickel, George Bryan, Dugan Griffin, Gerald Huber, William Johnson, Walter Lutz, Edward Plamowski, Richard Platt, and William Westphal. Sponsor Basketball WITH THE old cry of “Two points!" another basketball tournament was ushered in. Several outstanding teams were again entered; among them McConkey’s runners up of 1938, Neff’s 1938 champions, and Ten Harkel’s Freshman outfit. Neff's Senior group again trampled under all opposition, winning the final game of the tournament from Ten Harkel by the score of 25 to 12. The champs were led by Captain Sam Bohlim, who was easily the outstanding player of the tournament. Tennis COACH JIM GRIFFIN was greeted by several veterans of his first tennis team when he sounded the call for spring practice. The returning veterans were: Lichtenberg, Kessler, Dwyer, Ralph Hirsch, and Jim Mathias. The Imps presented no outstanding star, but rather a well-balanced team which gave opponents a stiff battle. Coach Griffin was again unsparing in his efforts to build a winning team. Wrestling rPHE "BONEBREAKERS Club," composed -L of boys who are interested in wrestling, was again directed by Coach Andy Gill, who developed several outstanding wrestlers. Some of the better bone-twisters were: Ney, Carlson. Rrooker, F.ngstrom, Kohn, Batzel, and Elias. Golf A GREAT GOLF team was in sight for Coach A. J. Parsons as he sized up the candidates for the 1939 team. Jimmy Mathias was named No. I man followed by Arnold Joers, Ronald Joers, and Jack Dwyer. The Imps held matches with Central and Riley of South Bend, the Conference tee meet, and the state meet at the Speedway Course in Indianapolis. Jack Dwyer was the only member of the team to graduate, leaving the first three positions still filled for the I 940 team. Page Sixty-ThreeThird How: Mohamed, Manager; Mignery, Fenske, Precious, Lubke, Brooker, W. Lueth, Burr, Studer, K. Lueth, Dornbrock, Stevens, Oszuscik, Olds, Miller, Coach. Second How: Foldenauer, Archambeault, Jackson, Hatcher, Benford, Ney, Childers, Mell, Butts, Jesch, Thomas. Front Row: Valentine, Rebac, Denney, Cassler, Crutchfield, Gresham, Beahan, Santow, Heinz, Graham. Track IN THE past years Michigan City has had little interest in its track squad. In 1939. however, it followed with eager interest a team recognized throughout the state as one of the most nearly balanced and progressive teams in high school competition. Mr. Miller, track coach, had worked four years to build this team, and to him most of the credit for its performance is due. It was his foresight and coaching ability that had whipped the team into shape. This spring the Imp’s team was practically intact from the previous year. Their only loss was a shot-putter and dash man. Therefore, with a highly experienced team Michigan City was able to look forward to an even more favorable year than their successful ’38 season. That season was so successful that it sent five men to the state championship meet, a number greater than any previous Michigan City team had sent. Three of these men came back for 1939. One of these men was Captain Bill Leuth. Bill qualified in the Sectional meet and, therefore. classified himself as one of the thrity-two best men of the entire state to compete in this meet, a competition which is considered the highest honor a track man can receive. Bill stayed in the high jump until the bar reached five feet eleven inches before he dropped out, at which time only six men remained in that event. He won his first three meets of the thirty-nine season and is expected to go a long way this year. Another man to qualify for the state championships in thirty-eight was Jack Beahan, cocaptain of that year. Jack worked for two years and received his reward by running second to the potential state champion from South Bend Riley. Down state he led the qualifying field to the ninth hurdle and then dropped to third, thereby being eliminated from the finals. Jack also participated in the hundred yard dash and the broad jump, and was anchor man on the half-mile relay team in the thirty-nine season. The third man to qualify for the state was Eugene Santow. Eugene ran a two minute four second half-mile to qualify for the state championships. Down in Indianapolis he ran against the rain storm and strong field to no avail. He is. however, expected to show much talent in the present season. The other men were led by a four year man, Ted Gresham. Ted barely lost out for the state trials by being beaten by his own F’afte Sixty-Fourteammate. He is running in great form this year, however, and is expected to make a real name for himself. Another man was Edgar Stevens, also a four year man. He is another dashman, and is expected to run right with Ted. Bard Burr, the quarter-miler, a Junior, is clipping the distance in fine and fast form. He also runs the high-hurdles and is second man to Beahan in the low-hurdles. Howard Dornbrock is our number one miler. He had run a 4:44 mile in practice and was therefore expected to win many points in this event. Charles Heinz, our pole vaulter, was one of the few men to win at Culver. Although he is not outstanding, he is sure of at least a third in any meet. Walter Ney is our first shot-putter. Walter is a hard worker and is expected to hit forty-five feet before the year is over. Lloyd Cassler showed, perhaps, the biggest improvement of any boy. Although unheard of in previous years, he worked his way forward and became a varsity quarter-miler. He also started the mile relay. Spiro Danos is another quarter-miler. He earned his letter in 1938 and proceeded to repeat in 1939. He also made points in the broad-jump and mile-relay. Ken Leuth is the youngest member of the team. Ken is only a Sophomore but is showing great promise in the high-hurdles, high-jump and quarter-mile. Benford and Graham comprise the rest of the distance team. Although these boys are not “tops," they hold down their positions with hard work. Oscar Lubke and Howard "Beanie" Brooker are both point getters in the shot-put. Oscar also tries the quarter-mile. Lincoln Studer and Willie Hatcher are the remaining members of the team. Both boys are dash men, Studer running the two hundred and twenty yard dash and Willie running the one hundred yards. Studer is also on the half-mile relay team. The team as a whole made a good showing at Culver. Culver has a team superior to any other in the state and showed it when they defeated the Imps. 92-64. This score, however, showed great improvement over that of the previous year, which was 98-27. Bill Leuth, Jack Beahan. and Charles Heinz took first places. The second meet was with Valparaiso and North Judson. The Red Devils had an easy meet and took all but three first-places. Several times they took two of the three places and once all three. The final score was: Imps 84, North Judson 33, and Valparaiso 18. In the third meet the Imps seemed unable to get going, and several outstanding boys were upset in their events. South Bend Riley, although weaker on paper, defeated the Imps, 58-51. The Red Devils were to meet Knox on the following Wednesday and then to follow the regular schedule on through the year. All times and previous showings appear to indicate a very successful season for the team. Not without merit is the newly-organized Sophomore squad, directed by Andy Gill, and following a schedule of its own. Already showing promise, these boys deserve recognition, for they will be the track teams of '40 and 41. Page Sixty-FiveGirls’ Athletics In the gym classes this year Coach She discovered headstanders Sebesta found an unusually large and pyramids fine enough to rival number of acrobats. those of Egypt. Early in September the girls met in the assembly room to elect their leaders for the coming year. They chose as their president Mae Eikel-berg; vice-president, Mildred Steele; secretary. Susan Kinsey; treasurer, Grace Phelan. Here we find a number of girls “riding the merry-go-round" and evidently enjoying it immensely. Page Sixty-SixGirls’ Athletics The almost new sport, deck tennh. turned out to be a popular one. In addition to the tournament which was won by Alta Murden's team, there were several challenge games, in which Dorothy Ragland's team defeated a boy’s team, and the men of the faculty were vanquished by another group of girls. Volley ball proved to be an equally popular game, with Rose Marie Kalld's team "spiking" its way to first place. This season. Coach Sebesta was overwhelmed by the fourteen basketball teams that signed up. After a very close and exciting tournament, Doris Ditt-man’s team remained victorious. The athletic year closed with several teams batting their way to honor in the baseball tourney, and finally a successful track season. The athletic season started out with an unusually thrilling soccer tourney with Helen Cemen’s team kicking its way to glory. Still nursing their bruises from the soccer games, almost the same group of "stars" "bullied off" for the chance to win hockey honors, first place going to Marjorie Hibner and her teammates. When they heard that the theme of the Kid's Party was to be "A Trip Around The Park” and that they were to be treated to a visit to Monkey Island, almost three hundred "Kids" hurried to school in their short dresses and hair bows, licking lollipops. After the tour of the “Park", there were dancing and games in the gym. Prizes were awarded for the best costumes, first going to Madeline Hathoot.BASKETBALL Betty Howard Mildred Steele Betty McNew Alice Kuchik Bat Pekarski Betty Johnson Doris Dittman VOLLEYBALL Hose Marie Kallil Alice Lauer Phyllis Passage May Eikelberg Ethel Grant Alice Kuchik Helen Bacon DECK TENNIS Dorothy Rogowski Mary Alice Miller Alice Lauer Alta Murden Grace Phelan June Sonnenberg Beatrice VulpittaAmong My Souvenirs Among the souvenirs of high school life are graphically recorded all phases of student activity from the Junior prom and football games to the un-healthful practices of receiving unexcused absences and ninth period slips.E I s t o n i a n September 6. School opens—Summer vacation ended. 24. Niles football game here. Passing victory 20-0. 28. Assembly—Frank Sayres—“Are You A Thoroughbred ?” 30. Yell Leaders Assembly—Floyd Wuenn, Bill Hall, Dorothy Kagland, Bob White (alternate) October 1. Goshen football game here. Lost 6-0. 5. Assembly. Russell Wright Film—“Spain Behind the Lines” 7. Kid’s Party—“Trip Around the Park”. 7. Assembly—Fred Bale. 8. Fort Wayne Football game. 10. Assembly—Marlyn Bearing—Style Show for Girls. 12. Assembly—Kleanor Fletcher. 14. Freshman-Sophomore party, Freshman initiations—Jack-o-lanterns. 15. Central South Bend Football Game. There. Lost 35-0. Band made this trip. 22. Riley South Bend Football Game. Here. Lost 35-0. 26. Recording Party in Jr. High auditorium. Band and Glee Club. 27 and 28. No school. Teachers’ convention at South Bend. November 4. Annual Band Dance—Queen’s Ball. Queens: Jeanne Carstens and Doris Brown. 5. Washington South Bend. Here. Lost 13-0. 0. Film—“Alaska’s Silver Millions.” 11. Armistice Day Program in the New Auditorium. 12. Flkhart Football Game Here. Sandburs made the first conference touchdown of the season. 16. Assembly—Drunk-O-meter by the State Police. 18. LaPorte night football game there. 19-0. 23. Assembly—Television lecture and demonstration. 23. Junior Class Play—“One Mad Night”. 24 and 25. Thanksgiving Vacation. No school! 30. Assembly—Robert Monoghan, Blind Musician. December 2. North Judson basketball game here. Pep Session. Lost 26-14. 3. Rensselaer basketball game. Lost 18-14. 6. Assembly—Dr. Newman, psychology. “Work”. 7. Assembly—Olympic films. 9. St. Mary’s basketball game here. Won 21-20. 17. Garfield basketball game there. 21. Assembly—“Spooks and Frauds”. 22. LaPorte basketball game there. Won 23-22. 23. Christmas vacation starts—Hurrah! 31. Blind Basketball Tourney here. January 3. Christmas vacation ends. 4. Assemblv—Mississippi Jubilee Singers. 6. Goshen basketball game here. Won 26-16. 7. Winimac basketball game there. Lost. 10. and 11. Semester exams. 13. KIkhart basketball game there. 16. Second semester starts today. 20. Napanee basketball game here. Pep Session. 21. Washington of South Bend basketball game there. 27. Central of South Bend basketball game here. 30. Big snow storm—No school today! Whee! Calendar February Fingerprints being taken. 3. LaPorte basketball game here. Hi-Y victory dance in Auditorium. Let there be light! 8. Muncie basketball game here. 10. Band Concert Featuring “From Africa to Harlem”. Mr. Paul Yoder, guest conductor. 10. Mishawaka basketball game there—Lost 30-24. 11. Elwood basketball game here. Lost 33-32. 15. Assembly—Capt. Rogers “Police convo.” 17. Riley basketball game here. 23. Assembly—Dr. Burich—Health. 24. Valpo basketball game here. March 2. Assembly — Thespians present “The High Heart”. 3. Orchestra Concert — Featuring “Connecticut Yankee” and “Norwegian Dance”. 2. M. C.-Stillwell—Won 24-23. 3. Sectional tourney—M. C.-Wanatah—Won 36-22. 4. M. C.-LaPorte—Lost 51-21. 8. Assembly—Petite Knsemble. 10. Assembly—Honor Society installation. 11. Regional tourney. 14. Movie—“Dark Rapture” Kxcused from school to attend. 17. Assembly—Discussion League Contest. First—Albert Hilberg. Second—Robert Lichtenberg. Third—Charles Vincent. 21. P. T. A. “Family” Banquet. Lois Jane Vaughn Toastmi stress. 22. Assembly—Hoogerhyde-Archery Convo. 24. College Conference for Seniors and Juniors. 25. Final tourney. 25. Band Contest here. April 1. Spring vacation begins. 1. Track meet at Culver. 8. Triangular track meet at Valpo. 9. Spring vacation ends. 12. Assembly — Robert Zimmerman. Deep Sea Lore. 15. District band contest here. 19. Assembly—Briggs and Scott. 20. Track meet with Knox here. 22. Track meet with Tolleston here. 22. Golf meet with South Bend Central here. 26. Track meet with Hobart. 28. Senior Class play—“New Fires”. 29. Quadrangular track meet at Goshen. 29. Golf meet with LaPorte there. May 2. Glee Club music week. 3. Dual track meet with LaPorte here. Golf meet with LaPorte here. 6. Conference track meet with Roosevelt of Fast Chicago. Golf meet at Valpo. 11. Home Kconomics show. 12. Award Assembly. 13. Golf meet at LaPorte. 18. Klstonians come out. 19. Senior Class Day. Junior-Senior Prom. 20. State golf meet. State track meet. 22. No more school for Seniors. 22. University Women’s Tea for Senior Girls. 23. Final exams start. 24. Commencement. 25. Students play; teachers work. 26. Final report cards. 27. Summer vacation! Page Seventy‘Far from the maddening crowd's ignoble strife-' sits Gerald Huber in the empty vastness of the New Auditorium. "Mounting"—A pictorial representation of an important function in the production of the Elstonian. Bob Ganser, a student who takes football in his gym class too seriously, staggers to the doctor’s office for temporary repairs. Joe Carlisle and Bard Burr ponder upon a highly intricate problem in chemistry?Music Hath Charms The Band stands at attention on Gill Field—that is, all but one member. Post Mortem: The building caught fire shortly after this picture of Louis Stein, burning up the drums, was taken. Guy Foreman, high ranking student conductor, directs the trumpet section of the Band. Robert Bickel finds music rather laborous when he must trudge under the weight of his huge tuba on occasions when the Band marches.Scraps of Minor Sports Richard Petcher, the basketball star. Although he seems ready to grasp finds relief in a cool shower after a something (or someone) Floryan hot practice session. Oszuscik merely assumed this aweinspiring pose for the camera. Robert Kohn and Walter Ney as- With great interest. George Bryan. sume the aspect of spaghetti as they Robert Beck. Robert Bickel, Gerald tangle on the wrestling mat. Huber, and William Wcstphal watch as Walter Lutz does a handstand.Hold It? Flash!! Guilty of taking the snapshots in this Elstonian Jack Dwyer and Gerald Huber kept the school populace in pain by continuously blinding: them with flash bulbs. Selected by the Senior boys to represent the high school at the Rotary Cluh are: Top row—Jack Beahan, Kenneth Schlundt, Kdwin Cassidy. Middle Row—John Dale, William Jones, William Weidner. First row— James irask, Karl Miller. A speed shot of the Ellismen in action. Dugan Griffin executes the difficult elbow stand on the parallel bars. . „'nSfe caR ble students served as ushers at the football and basketball frames: Top row—Ellsworth Marshall. Glenn kieper. Donald Raut. Center row—John Schaeffer, Stanley Senderak, Arthur Sullivan, Matthew Orzech, Robert Panels. First row—Roger Pagels, George Bohle, Jack Howard, Alex Viau. An important factor in the operation and maintenance of any athletic organization, the managers of the track, football, and basketball teams are: Homodie Mohamed, Lewis Elias, and Joe Carlisle. Arts and Sciences Dorothy Putz, Jeanne Carstens, Nancy Coggan, and Phyllis Henry are shown as they expertly model one type of subject which graces the High School's annual spring art exhibit. Four chemistry students make a courageous effort to study the intricacies of such mysteries as the Hydrocarbons and the Benzene Series. Dorothy Boese, Helen Bacon, Irene Boyan, and Virginia Moldenhauer, prepare to bake some delicacv for a friend, (ahem!) Ruth Ferguson consults the students’ omnipresent aid, the dictionary . Robert McAlpine and Eileen Biddle explore biology through the microscope.Shocking and Otherwise Joe Schwager gets the shock of his life as he innocently fingers the static machine being lustily charged by Gerhard Klouman. ., The Brass Sextette, composed of Harold Wendt, Guy Foreman, Kenneth Hedstrom, Robert nickel, Donald Mann, and Warren Cook, hold a practice session in the band room. The camera, in its devious wanderings, finds Roger Johnson presiding at the initiation of new members into the Honor Society. , , . , . . Another eminent sextette, that of the girls, is one of the school s most popular musical organizations. Its members are: Jeanette Mitchell, Irma Manthey, Betty Beall, Beverly Frenzel, Dorothy Mathias, and Betty Anne Sprague. . The Elstonian's photographer, in snooping around the band room, came upon Janice Carstens, president of the high school orchestra. Rest assured, he lingered a while to listen. Grease, Wire, Sawdust, and Shavings Eugene Santow and Oscar Lubke burrow deep into the vitals of a car in the auto shop. Earl Glassman, in charge of the electric shop storeroom, hands Wilbur Sass a switch. John Englehart skillfully turns out a wood shop project on the scroll saw. . Edward Richmond, the Elstonian’s mounting staff-electrician, winds an armature in electric shop. Joe Bencsics bears down on the “ole drill press” in machine shop.What! Everybody Working? Jane Dawson is one of the Dahlites who are responsible for the precise order of the books in the library. Alta Murden grins at a classmate in Mrs. Hart’s cooking class. Mr. Smith, the chemistry prof, orders supplies for next fall. Phyllis Kuhn gives a typewriter an unmerciful beating. And we don't mean “hunt and peck!” Dorothy Davis, editor-in-chief of this 'yere Elstonian, makes up for a Thespian play. Helen Bacon, like Alta Murden, finds cooking highly humorous. No doubt Albert Hilberg is looking up an impressive phrase with which to hold his audience in public speaking class. Classrooms and Corridors Mr. Miller’s drawing class has a distinct advantage over the other classes; they can study and receive a sun tan at the same time. Three minutes before the bell—students stay within running distance of their classrooms. An angle shot of students promenading around the halls before the bell. This formidable array of impatient students confronted Mr. Parsons on the day of the semester signups.In This Corner Mrs. Mann and Mr. Neff, the Senior sponsors, who inherited the thankless task of routing the Seniors through their last year. Hetty Johnson, Hetty Howard, and Jane Gilmore pause to chat before starting the day’s grind. Mr. Miller, one of the Sophomore Class sponsors, checks blue prints in his drawing class. Four of the girls who come to school each day via the township bus. Nancy Coggan, originator of the detailed and humorous map of Elston Hi-Land in this Elstonian, is shown as she dabbles ink on said manuscript. The Machine Age in M. C. 1-1. S. These seamstresses, who are busily cutting cloth, are Ruth Missal, Norma Jean Goble, and Lois Mae Dabbert. These typists are NOT members of the Ku Klux Klan—or of the Royal Order of Black Hoods—They are merely taking a blindfold test in Mr. Thorne’s typing class. June Storey operates the modern dictaphone equipment of the commercial department. Dorothy Boudreau operates the sewing machine with the skill that only a trained operator can assume.Ring Out, Wild Bells IT seemed as if everyone had been tardy that day. The bells had been off, and at the sounding of the eight-thirty gong from seventy-five to one hundred boys and girls had been left pacing the length of the halls. Among others, I had been detoured that evening from the usual room for delinquent juveniles to the cafeteria. Upon entering into the presence of this detained but smiling group of Elston High School’s best citizens, 1 was immediately asked, "How fast can you think?" Luckily 1 snatched the salt shaker, which had been whizzing past me, out of the air. Everyone seemed to be enjoying himself immensely. Quite meanly the teacher in charge rapped for silence. Presently the paper on which is recorded one's misdeeds came to me. It had quite a circulation—at least one hundred and fifty. Everyone was intent on reading the other fellow's stained past. Even some of the notables have a whole semester of previously arranged engagements. They surely are lucky to have a whole semester of extra study periods. Now the business of the runaway bell started. At a quarter past four it started to ring. I remarked to my friend sitting next to me that it surely had been a short study period. Some of the boys even rose as if to leave, but the promise of another session on the following evening induced them to stay. A few even went so far as to decline the invitation to stay. Reluctantly they accepted the added ninth periods. The bells continued to ring. Four-seventeen; four-twenty; four-twenty-three. I wondered if the bells were being tested to see if they still worked. Four-twenty-five; four-twenty-eight. By this time we had become quite used to it. At last! Four-thirty. This time there was no stopping us. There was a mad scramble, and in less than twenty seconds the cafeteria was cleared. —Jack Utley '4 1 As We Write It THESE literary gems have provided comic interludes to weary teachers correcting otherwise monotonous efforts of adolescent minds. The captain's wife wore a diamond pin in her hair which had been bought in Paris. He struck the goldfish bowl with his head, which was fortunately empty. We stood watching the parade on the front porch. I wear a watch on my arm that is fastened with a strap. Whistling for Rover my cousin put a pail in his mouth and we started. His room had pictures on the walls which had been given to him by his friends. Being a story of lumberjacks, I had not expected to find a vocabulary of large words. The dog laid a stick at my feet which he picked up. The map which was drawn by Dorothy on the blackboard was very interesting. The pitcher threw the ball over the plate which the batter swung at. John heard thunder walking down the street. 1 saw rain clouds looking out of the window. Page Eighty-TwoReporters Write Conflicting Accounts of Hi-Y Grid Tilt (Reprinted from Tile Crimson Comet of Nov. 14, 1938) By William Hall " QEVERE beating" and "sound thrashing" are strong terms, tv-3 but they describe what the Buzzards did to the Demons on Sunday, November 6. At the kickoff Johnson, Buzzard, received on his 2-foot line, ran half the length of the field, and then lateralled to Hall, who ran along the right sidelines for the touchdown. The only time that the Demons threatened was when Schlundt scored on a lucky run through center. Lichtenberg of the Buzzards was ready to make the tackle when he stepped in a groundhog hole, thus spoiling his chances for nailing Schlundt. Schlundt and Freese were the power attack of the Demons, but at their best they were mighty weak, compared to the Buzzard backfield. In the second quarter Nelson scored on a long pass from Hall. This made the score I 2 to 6 in favor of the Bombing Birds. Another stroke of luck hit the Demons when Johnson was tackled behind goal for a safety. By Richard Freese On Sunday, November 6, the Buzzards, a so-called football team, managed to eke out a meager 4 point victory over the powerful Demons. This was one of the major upsets of the year. The Buzzards scored on the kickoff because the Demons weren’t ready to play yet. "Butterfoot" Hall managed to find his way through his own players until he reached the goal line. Such an assortment of plays as the Demons had is seldom seen. Reverses, double-reverses, triple reverses, and the like were pulled one after another. The spearheads of the Demons' attack were "Powerhouse" Schlundt and "Whirling Dervish" Freese. Boys Trip Time and time again these powerful boys were in the clear, racing for the goal line only to trip over a bramble weed. The Demons' line, too, played viciously for the shape it was in. Time and time again they spilled the Buzzard ball carriers for a loss, only to be called offsides by a prejudiced referee. The Buzzards, having about 67 "boids," loaned three to the Demons. The total weight of these three was 97 pounds. From an unprejudiced source it was heard that the Buzzards realy scored only one touchdown but that they were personal friends of the scorekeeper, which accounted for the difference in the score. Johnson Is “Cutter Upper” The Demons, one and all, say, "It will be a different story next year provided some guy named Johnson doesn't cut us up again with his spiked shoes."Scraps of Verbal Battle fought extemporaneously and enthusiastically between the Axe Club of the Slicers and another Gang of Nuts hailing from the Harbor City during the sec-ticnal tourney at LaPorte. O. G. O. N. AXES O. G. O. N. AXES O. G. O. N. AXES O. G. O. N. AXES AXES O. G. O. N. AXES O. G. O. N. AXES O. G. O. N. AXES O. G. O. N. O. G. O. N. AXES O. G. O. N. AXES O. G. O. N. AXES O. G. O. N. AXES O. G. O. N. AXES O. G. O. N. AXES O. G. O. N. AXES O. G. O. N. AXES O. G. O. N. AXES O. G. O. N. AXES O. G. O. N. Hey, LaPorte! turn the candles on. Leave the lights off; Michigan City is used to it. If brains were dynamite you wouldn’t have enough to blow your nose. How much did you pay to get in? We didn't pay half price like you half-wits did. They thought that guy kicked the bucket, but he only turned a little pale. You guys are so dumb that you think the China Clipper is used or hair cuts. You guys are so dumb you think cottage cheese is a summer resort. If brains were electricity, we’d have a powerhouse. You guys are so dumb you think vegetable soup is hash only looser. You guys are so dumb you think Sante Fe is Alice Faye’s husband. Hey, LaPorte! Your team's getting jittery. That's because they're jitterbugs. This is a fine town. If you hooked rugs over here you would be arrested. We thought that they didn't let the monkeys out of the zoo. How’d you get here? Hey. LaPorte! That last remark smelt, and we don’t mean herring. Hey, City! Pull in your ears. The government is looking for donkeys. How does it feel to be working for the government? Hey, City! If the score gets much higher, you will have to take off your shoes to count it up. Hey. LaPorte! If you took your shoes off the paint would come off the walls. Hey, City! Union Mills went that way. Hey. LaPorte! Don't talk so loud, or they might get you. (Giving the Axe yell.) Hey, LaPorte! Thanksgiving is past. That sounds corny. You farmers should know. If you pooled your intelligence you would still be half-wits. Hockey sticks, tennis rackets. We play LaPorte just for practice. (No response.) Hey, you master-minds, where’s your wit? Quiet, we re thinking. People from LaPorte able to think? That's impossible. Louder please. Why don’t you wash your ears? You are so dumb that you think that a fire exit is for firemen only. Do you have a fire department in this town, too? We saw the policeman—sleeping. Page Eighty-FourOUR PATRONS • r ?fo d i C X . f ryTTsrr U . pu 4. «cm. ■ 14xA ‘, ' - (?a u j y -+y- ■ y. )W' H'- Z Ia jLMaS sv. + yvi uu. . R. C rt £| oL y 2l c “(L y) X (h-£At ‘ }%S )f M.3ouy £ J lruy yJt -+zyyf -' 4 ' J kn 2. a. ' L.' J U fi. 2Jc 7Ht. 9% . ")%L . V" )7siSl' k L e i} X?f 6 (J eZisisc) (PlL }?lA-'ffi?U l 533 “- a rkto VW V rv - | • - | T v- V Tt-t . -J- fa ■ A tM o f£ ■£( ) ) A ■ ► - j2 vZ t 0: MR 4 MRS. CHARLtS, n. — MRS. CHARLES V. HlCKOXMerrily We Graduate— and How! Thursday— Wheel I landed a Prom date at last. Jimmy came to my locker after school and asked me. He said, “Hi. Babe. “ ‘Lo, Slug." "Going with anyone to the swingaroo tomorrow night?" "Nope.” “Okay. I'll be buzzing by about six-fifteen." He said it just like that. Gosh, was it romantic, though. Friday— Oh, the Prom was wonderful! Jimmy called for me in his Model T and we rattled gaily off. He had forgotten to order a corsage in time, and. funny thing! he also forgot that he should have taken those dancing lessons before the Prom,—but no matter. Emily Post says that every girl should be able to take any situation on the chin—or, perhaps the feet. Tire dinner was fine, too. But by the time the main course was finished, Jimmy had used all of his silverware and borrowed one of my spoons. Sunday— We had a hard time getting down the aisle at the Baccalaureate services in those monkey suits called graduation gowns, but we managed to make it in two minutes flat. We were grateful for the quietness of the service because it’s so hard to talk above a din. Betty taught me how to crack my gum, and I really became quite proficient. I have always wanted to know how to do that, as it really should be included in a high school education. We're all going to practice so we’ll be really good by Commencement. Tuesday— University Tea this afternoon. My feet were rather tired from practicing our Commencement exercises. I wore my saddle shoes, but my formal was so long 1 don’t think any one noticed. Tomorrow is Commencement. I hope we can become reconciled to wearing those “Choir robes" by then. Bob sits next to me, and he promised that he would bring some fresh peanuts tomorrow night. Wednesday— Commencement! The peanuts were delicious. We decided to leave the shells on the floor as a remembrance of our class. Mother seemed a trifle doubtful as to the appreciation our little gesture will receive, but 1 think they'll like it. There was a little mixup in the diplomas, and mine says "John Doe . but 1 imagine it will be straightened out in a day or so. However, as long as 1 have the diploma, it’s immaterial whose name is on it. Thursday— The diploma situation is still unsettled. We couldn’t hear a word that the speaker said last night. It could have been either the accoustics or the peanuts. People were all laughing so hard that 1, out of curiosity, read the article about it in tonight’s paper. Friday— Our last day of school—Father seems to think that my report card was not all that was to be desired. But I thought it rather nice that they should put my initial on my last report card. Well—tomorrow I must get my position on the W.P.A. Dottie Page Eighty-Six Best Wishes to the Class of 39 (HVtdc Cs An Institution of the Community OTTO AICHER CO. Furniture Floorcoverings Draperies Now in our 72nd year 710-712 FRANKLIN STREET I Cleaning Tailoring ANDRUS DRY CLEANING Phone 83!) 303 FRANKLIN STREET Compliments of ISELM AN’S DAIRY STORES The City’s Favorite Place of Eating Dairy Products and Sandwiches Franklin Eleventh Franklin Barker Page Eighty-SevenI BECKS JEWELRY COMPANY FIRST CLASS WATCH REPAIRING OPTOMETRISTS 511 FRANKLIN STREET Michigan City, Indiana 1 | Compliments of i BOSTON SHOE STORE W. L. TOBIN, Manager 729 Franklin St. Phone 682 I Compliments of I EIGHTH STREET CAFE 112 W. 8th Street ALWAYS A SCHOOL BOOSTER “WEE” “NORB” Compliments of DALLIE ROYAL BLUE Grocery Market Phone 473 302 E. TENTH STREET I CASH HARDWARE it J For Service and Sporting Goods 415 FRANKLIN STREET Phone 903 j Compliments of ! CENTRAL COAL I LUMBER CORP. Phone 139 Fifth Michigan Sts. CALL CHECKER CAB For Prompt Courteous Service PHONE 1400 Michigan City Owned 111 E. ELEVENTH STREET Central Drug Stores For Your Convenience 4th and Franklin 11th and Franklin 1022 E. Michigan Page Highly-KightCompliments of Michigan City’s Leading Theatres TIVOLI LAKE RITZ and UPTOWNCompliments of JSuclttmcm flowers Original and Distinctive Floral Work 1004 E. Michigan St. Phone 2411 Vi ; Phone 587 Ellen Garver, Prop. BAKED GOODS MADE PROPERLY FOR YOU Quality Bakery | Party, Birthday and Wedding Cakes Our Specialty 104 W. 5th Street MICHIGAN CITY, IND. Compliments of A. C. Dealer in genuine Pocahantas Coal, Building Materials, and Farm Implements 5 314-316 E. Michigan St. Phone 320 Agnes Ohming Shop 113 WEST SEVENTH STREET Dresses - Coats - Suits We Wish the Class of ’39 a very happy and prosperous future Keep fit at I SCHOLL’S 4 4 | Before and after the grind - • 4 Compliments of Defiance Brand At All Home Service Grocers Kramer Sons Distributors I'aRf NinetyBest Wishes To the Class of 1939 Carstens Brothers —The Store of Quality— ; ! Compliments of DICK COOK Office Supplies and Printing 722 Franklin Street Phone 200 For your Auto Needs New or Used Nash - Lafayette Priced from $799 to $1350 JOE DRY 1247-4!) E. MICHIGAN STREET Compliments of Eastport Laundry Dry Cleaners 1513 E. Michigan St. I’hone 1718 The House of Quality Compliments of | EXCELSIOR i Manufacturing Go. Inc. Compliments of HOOSIER FACTORIES INC. Manufacturers of UNION MADE DRESS TROUSERS I’agc Ninety-OneCompliments of LENICK’S DAIRY 423 KAST SIXTH STREET Phone 670 f t Compliments of | NEUMODE j HOSIERY SHOP 721 FRANKLIN STREET I MICHIGAN CITY, IND. Ludwig Fish Co. Producer—Wholesale and Retail — Dealers in — Fresh and Smoked Lake Fish Phone 2099 All Sea Foods in Season 503 E. Second St. Michigan City, Ind. V. 4 4' 4141 4- 4-4:4 - 4-4 -4- 4-4-4- 4 j L. MISSAL DECORATING CO. We Specialize in Quality Wallpaper and Paints PHONE 2308 808 FRANKLIN STREET 444 4 4 4 4 4 414 41 4 4 4=4 4: ;s' MILLER’S Confectionary School Supplies Ice Cream and Sandwiches 509 WEST TENTH STREET Ml 4:; SMART FOOTWEAR for Modern Men and Women MIKE KRUEGER’S SHOE STORE Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance will cost you less immediately after you graduate than any time during the remainder of your life LINDSAY C. LAMB District Agent KREBS SERVICE CHRYSLER - PLYMOUTH International Trucks Kelvinator Refrigerators 1103-1105 FRANKLIN STREET {’age Ninety-TwoHERFF-JONES COMPANY i DESIGNERS and MANUFACTURERS - of - SCHOOL and COLLEGE JEWELRY GRADEATION ANNOUNCEMENTS MEDALS CUPS and TROPHIES INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA JEWELERS and STATIONERS MICHIGAN CITY HIGH SCHOOL Page Ninety-ThreeCongratulations and Best Wishes to the graduating class of 1939 from Dunes Relief Post No. 2536 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States «■ Compliments of MAJOT FEED and SEED STORE PETE’S Cleaners 5 Suits Pressed While You Wait |; Hats Cleaned and Blocked $- 10!) East Ninth Street Phone 1943 jj Compliments of KIENITZ ROYAL BLUE GROCERY MARKET Phone 40(5 2701 FRANKLIN STREET Compliments of HELEN HICKS f BEAUTY SHOP | [ 719 E. Tenth St. Phone 1489 § Pane Ninety-FourJ. L. FREELAND MOTOR CO. OLDSMOBILE SIXES EIGHTS 216 E. Michigan St. Telephone 540 IIII SS KI.I. li.ltllAMKII rat ? P U IDING SHOP 'y £xciu riv Geo. B. Johnson Agency Insurance In All Its Branches 311 FRANKLIN STREET PHONES Office 606 Residence 943-W H U M M E R Mortuary TELEPHONE 2121 716 WASHINGTON 4=i? Compliments of PETERS DAIRY For Prosperous Future to All the Graduates Congratulations. Members of the Class of 1939. and may the road ahead be marked by an abundance of success and happiness for each of you. Office Equipment Company Books - Stationery - Gifts - Party Goods - Games Office Supplies and Equipment Typewriters - Check Protectors - Adding Machines 725 Franklin Street Phone 1690 and “We Will Deliver” Page Ninety-Fivef V «- Compliments cf BURNETT SHOP 103 W. Seventh Street «• «• 4 44 4 «■ «• 44 Wjilter Zieske Prime Meats 1123 E. Michigan Street Phone 1783 THE Fawley Abbott Company b limit u re t 3 MICHIGAN CITY, ■) ' IND, 44 44 4 s;- s s s - ss- s - S'- :• 44 44 4 44 ■ 44 44 4 Night Phone Day Phone 3440 1126-M 24 Hour Service Hoosier Auto Service 210-212 E. Michigan St. Towing - Brake Service General Repairs William Coar, Proprietor 44 44 4 4 4 if 4s £ V- • Hoping Your Future Will Be Successful DOBESKUS SHOE STORE 909 FRANKLIN ST. 4 Compliments of | STAIGER Hardware Go. i 613-615 FRANKLIN STREET J HAVE DR. GIFFORD | EXAMINE YOUR EYES FOR GLASSES Phone 565 524A FRANKLIN STREET Compliments of GRANT’S Known for Better Values I Page Ninety-Sixtfrt -4r4? tf: WE, OF THE BODINE STUDIO, HAVE ENJOYED OUR PART IN PRODUCING PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THE 1939 ELSTONIAN €9 » Tagc Ninety-SevenAll Forms of INSURANCE B. L. SIEB Phone 500 115 W. Seventh St. £ • (• Michigan City, Ind. |! Compliments of SANITARY DAIRY CO. Compliments of Dr. B. H. KAPLAN OPTOMETRIST SPECIALIZING IN EXAMINATION OF THE EYES Warren Building Second Floor £ Phone 1804 «(• •( «(• LILLY’S Hat and Dress Shop MICHIGAN CITY Phone 1375 LA PORTE ■ h • I •v Phone 1174K • «(• «► • ► 1 FRED STERN “Stern Value” MEN’S and BOY’S WEAR 000 — FRANKLIN — GOO Compliments of RELIANCE Manufacturing Co ■» ■) • 4 • Coming Events Cast Their Shadows! The success of you 1030 graduates in conquering four years of hard school work forecasts a greater success in the work of the coming years. Please accept our sincere congratulations on your past achievements and our best wishes for your certain future success. GOTTO-MATHIAS COMPANY Michigan City’s Coal Merchants Page Ninety-Eight1 HARRIS Conoco Service I Conoco Products Complete Lubrication Compliments of HOOSIER I ICE COAL CO. •I • h «t t Corner Second and Center Streets 8th and Michigan Phones 305-306 . • Wm. Miller Market QUALITY MEATS I 1001 FRANKLIN ST. Tonn Blank, Inc. Westinghouse Refrigerators, Electric Ranges and Other Appliances Universal Gas Ranges Williamson Tripl-ife Furnaces 104 N. Franklin Street Open Evenings Phone 1921 THE NEWS-DISPATCH PLEDGES ITSELF TO: 1. Promote civic welfare and civic pride. 2. Defend civil liberty and democratic government. 3. Assist in community betterment. 4. Aid and encourage all local industries and enterprises. 5. Strive for greater automobile safety. 6. Protect the freedom of the press and shun and avoid abuses. 7. Always foster true Americanism. Page Ninety-Nine■}' •4 '1 WARREN ROYAL | •) ’ Corporal ion •) I ! HAT CLEANERS 1 i 4 ? 4 •) ■ g Michigan City’s (r 4 4 ■ f S Suits Cleaned and Pressed T( v J | ■ ’ Largest £ Shoe Repairing - Shoe Shine • j g Furniture Store At • 4 fr I: I 718 FRANKLIN STREET £ 1 4 f 4 • • 4.4.4. rT Compliments of WALTER J. LEVERENZ MEN’S WEAR SPAULDING HOTEL LOCALLY OWNED LOCALLY OPERATED LOCALLY CONTROLLED THE MICHIGAN CITY PRESS 3 is g | FIRST 4 in ¥ 4 L-O-C-A-L READER INTEREST t | MICHIGAN CITY PRESS f Michigan City’s LOCAL Newspaper See the new Frigidaire Bendix Home Laundry R. C. A. Radios - Maytag Washers Premier Sweepers At our Showroom MODERN EQUIPMENT, INC, | t at FREY BROTHERS g West end of Tenth Street I! CHARLES LEIST CO. GLASS 119 FRANKLIN STREET ... - 4 ■ f 4 1 4 ■ 41 4' Compliments of ALLEN H. DALE Memorials 4 Barker Tilden Ave. Phone 1038-J VVESTPHALS PHARMACY • 1325 E. Michigan Street Phone 254 Michigan City, Ind. Pago One Hundred, ot (he greate«l ... not the largest ... but an organization devoted to a principle of exeellenee. For more limn three decades hundreds of yearbook editors and business managers have placed their faith In our ability to help them design, publish, and finance unusual yearbooks ... Just old-fashioned In principle, but with a very definite flare for the best In modern publication trends! INDIANAPOLIS ENGRAVING COMPANY, Iisc. INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA Compliments of LUCILLES BEAUTY SHOP Phone 533 115% W. Sixth St. Congratulations to the Class of 1939 HOBART'S ICE CREAM 90G Franklin St. HENRY LUMBER COMPANY "Everything to build with” East End Sixth Street Bridge Phone 35 Page One Hundred TwoAUTOGRAPHS Page One Hu nil red Three 

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