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An Illustrated Yearbook of the Isaae C. Elston Senior High School Michigan City. Indiana, for the school year 1944 45
Edited by Robert Ki.ouman Under Business Management of Donald Allison Art Titles by Allan Hammer Supervised by Miss Goldie Shepherd©education
To the members of the graduating; class of 1945 in the service of their country, the ELSTON1AN staff gratefully and respectfully dedicates this book.S aac C. 6£ ton Senion Hlak Sckao
Where the students arrive in the middle of the night and leave soon after the sun gets
to the half-way mark
If you were to look out into the barren streets of this fair city almost any morning during the week, there would be, here and there, a sleepy stumbling figure, slowly making its way to the large yellow brick building on the corner of Detroit and Lafayette Streets. The condition of the weather makes no difference. It may be rainy, it may be sunshiny and warm, or it may be snowy and cold, but the 7:30 classes are always filled. Upon the arrival of 7:35, another assorted group goes trudging slowly to room 2 I 5, where they will sit for half an hour just to see the sun come up.
At 8:15 the rest of the mob begins to move in. Among these are Academics, Generals, Commercials, and Vocationals. The Academic has the most trouble of any (just ask one, he’ll tell you). You might find one busily mumbling and grumbling, in mixed languages, over a proposition in geometry, or wondering why he ever signed up for English 7 and 8. A General you would probably find doing anything from speaking Latin to drawing pictures. He is among the "undecided," can’t quite make up his mind whether to go to college or spend the rest of his life in high school. Advancing farther down the hall, you are likely to see some students punching typewriters. Way in the back of the room are some more, tearing their hair over which machine will add two and two. These people, of course, are the ones freshly out of commercial arithmetic.
Moving through the pandemonium of the junior high school, you arrive at the industrial arts building. Down at the far corner one can see through a glass door some boys perched on high stools, concentrating heavily on the blue print at hand. Of course, there are periodic pencil sharpenings and "thumb tack on the neighbor’s seat" episodes, mixed in with a few handwashing and joke-telling conferences, but the students usually succeed in getting the work partly finished.
After drifting silently past the band rooms, where faint vibrations originate, (looking for the lost chord), you travel down the stairs to the auto, machine, and woodshops, where the future car builders, machine operators, and carpenters of the world are learning their business.
As three o’clock appears on the scene, approximately 75', of the student body leaves the building for a job in a war plant or a downtown store.
Here we must insert a warning to all visitors to the building. When the first sound of a bell falls on your ear, attach yourself, by means of a skyhook, to the ceiling, or jump into the nearest locker. This is to avoid any injuries that might be sustained upon being knocked to the marble floor and trampled upon by the mad hoards gushing forth from the nearby rooms.
During the sixth period the Elstonian staff is busy at work on the year book. In your travel during the last period, you are apt to be accosted by someone, gurgling for directions to room 214. Pay no attention to him; he’s just the editor trying to meet a two-day-old deadline.
As 4 P. M. rolls around, the remainder of the student body forlornly leaves its beloved classrooms and cherished books for the closing of another day at M. C. High.SckooC diuiid!i.ri
Here it is — your glimpse of the high school youth on parade. We are presenting a series of events that link the students together with work, play, and study. You’ll see us in every mood.
On these pages you see some pictures of the school and grounds, but this is only a start.
This 1945 Elstonian is the year book put out by Michigan City High School.
The book contains pictures of the seniors, basket ball, football, girls’ sports, faculty, and general snaps from here and there. Don’t be surprised if you see yourself in some group picture or snapshot.
A high school year in pictures starts right here. —Top—Our own senior high school
Bottom—A view of the junior high school
Left—The new auditorium‘WuAic c3°t ti.aai
The third all-music festival was held on May 1 1.
These festivals are arranged through the suggestion and help of Superintendent M. L. Knapp.
The group participating in the festival consisted of approximately 1,000 vocalists and 280 instrumentalists.
Each group performed one or two numbers alone, and in the closing all groups joined to present “The Voice of Freedom," which is an adaptation of Rubenstein’s, "Karmenoi Os-trow,” arranged for voices, band, and orchestra by Lucien Cailliet.
The purpose of these yearly festivals is to show the progress from the beginning groups to the more advanced groups.
The organizations participating in the festival were the Regimental Band, Junior Band, Senior Band. Senior Orchestra, Fifth and Sixth grade school choruses from the seven grade schools, Junior Glee Club, and Senior Glee Club.
JacuHtudioancf 0 Education
Mr. W. C. Smith Mr. John C. Fendt Mr. Phili.ir Calahan
The Board of Education is responsible for the smooth manner in which our school system functions. It formulates the rules and regulations which govern all public schools in the city. The Board is comprised of three well-known citizens: Mr. W. C. Smith, president; Mr. John C. Fendt, treasurer; and Mr. Phillip Calahan, secretary. Mr. Calahan was elected this year to assume the position recently held by Mrs. Ruth Rydzy.
Miss Alma Schilf holds the responsible position of financial secretary to the Board of School Trustees. She is responsible for all bookkeeping in the school city.
10Though he is not closely associated with the high school students, we feel that Mr. Knapp is interested in our daily activities. Much credit is due him for the splendid way in which he carries out his duties as superintendent of all Michigan City public schools. It is his forceful manner and progressive leadership that have made him both efficient and popular.
Mb. M. L. Knapp, Superintendent
There has been much shifting around of positions in the superintendent's office this year. Mrs. Louise Drout. who was employed for the past twenty-six years as private secretary to the superintendent. retired last fall. Her duties were taken up by her assistant. Miss Mary Jane Lucas, who was employed in that office immediately after her graduation from this high school in 1 940. When Miss Lucas became Mrs. Gerstheimer, Miss Lois Johnson, who graduated last year, was transferred from the office of the Board of Education to learn the work in Mr. Knapp's office.
11Doctor Neixe Reed Nurse Ruth Kemena
It is the untiring vigilance of our school physician Dr. Nelle Cole Reed, and our school nurse, Miss Ruth Kemena, that gives us the feeling of security as we pass the doctor’s office. We know that if we should become seriously ill or receive an injury in school, the doctor’s office is always ready and waiting to receive us. It is sometimes hard to understand how Dr. Reed and Miss Kemena complete all the tasks which are a part of their daily lives. In addition to the junior and senior high schools, they have all the grade schools in the city to watch over. This is indeed a large order to fill. We are very grateful for their attention.
Mrs. Anna B. Weaver, our efficient attendance officer, has the enormous task of finding out why students are absent from school. With the daily absences of senior high school alone near one hundred, the magnitude of her work is evident, for she has twelve other schools throughout the city to watch over. Attendance work is not the only thing she has to do. She also issues working permits to students seeking employment. With seventy-five percent of senior high school employed, it is easy to see that the number of permits is up in the thousands, for boys and girls from all over the city come here to secure their permits. We wish to thank Mrs. Weaver for her untiring co-operation.
Mbs. Anna Weaver
12To Mr. C. F. Humphrey, principal of the senior high school, we express our gratitude for innumerable services and favors, granted us in our four years of high school life. It is his untiring effort and genuine interest in each individual that have won him a place in every student’s heart, for he is never too busy to help a student out of difficulty.
C. F. Humphrey Principal
Without the excellent aid of Mrs. Weisflog it would be almost an impossibility to have this school managed in the efficient way in which it is. After Mrs. Weisflog has satisfied all the requests of the students, which is a full time job in itself, she has the duties of checking attendance, typing announcements and bulletins, selling supplies, checking lost and found articles, and acting as Mr. Humphrey’s personal secretary. This is indeed enough work to keep three people working at top speed all day. We don't know how Mrs. Weisflog does it. but we are very grateful to her for her splendid co-operation and help.
13Sketch, o'j OH Ice
This is the result of the untiring efforts of Allan Hammer, our Elstonian art editor. Often last semester, Allen could be seen sitting in the office, busily pushing a pencil. Students passing in and out of the office during that time would look at him with pity and wonder what he could possibly have done to deserve so much attention by the office. The detail in the picture will explain the reason why he used so much time and effort perfecting it. All the devil cartoons and division pages were also created by Allan.
Mb. Cecil Wickham
In the summer of 1944 the faculty and student body were grieved to learn of the death of Mr. Cecil Wickham, our safety teacher.
“Though a river’s course may change, and then Be lost to us from view,
We know it still flows on amid Surroundings that are new;
So life is like the river.
And death is not the end —
But a lovelier and clearer view Beyond the river bend.”
Miss Martha Bateman Miss Mildred Dahlberg Mrs. Frances Dobeski Miss Mabel Engstrom
Mr. James Griffin Mrs. Grace Hart
Miss Bernice Henry Mr. Ivan Horn
Mr. George Irgang Mrs. Florence Kelly Mr. Harry Long Miss Mellie Luck
Mrs. Bernice Mann Mr. Sheldon Maxey
M iss Frances McConkey Mr. Delbert Miller
Mr. Palmer Myran Mr. Frank Neff
Mr. James Nicholas Mr. Arthur Parsons
Mr. Riley Schaeffer
Miss Emma Schwabenland Miss Frances Sebesta Mr. Ralph Sellers
Miss Goldie Shepherd Miss Mary Shutt Mr. Lester Smith Miss Leona Stuart
Mr. Henry Ten Harkel Mr. Russell Troyer
Mrs. Agnes Wickham Miss Dorothea Wolfe
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a convo. interest ing,
The Devil (He one.
A late poster for Book Week A group at a party.
The bicycle racks.
Miller signing boys up for gym classes.
A group in the music room.Cf?a 4t4Ail-S-ckao£ £xki.bitSeni-OTi H'ht CHaAA oj '45
So, little Imps, you want to hear about the oldest and wisest (?) inhabitants of the school, the seniors? Well kids, we didn’t know the ropes, either, when we first were permitted to romp around the flames, because we were young and inexperienced. Naturally we wanted some sort of organization; therefore we drew pitchforks and chose Casimir Strelinski as big boss; Nancy Sprague, second big shot; and Gene Hay, next in command. The highlight of our social calendar was our Sophomore party, which was a barn dance.
By the time we were called juniors, the newness had worn off, and we started to boss our new little cousins, the sophs, around. Our studies hit a new low, because we were more at home, and to show that fact, we dug into activities. For the Class play we gave "And Came the Spring, with Shirley Santow and Howard Spicer in the leading roles. Bill Caldwell, Bud Schaffer, and John Smertelny did their best to keep us rambunctious crimson clads in line. After much deliberation we finally decided on the theme of our prom—"Stardust."
When we finally found ourselves seniors, we—grownup, matured, and discriminating — thought we ruled the entire hot house. To hide our conceit, we again drew pitchforks and chose Bud Schaeffer as head devil and holder cf the four-pronged pitchfork, Paul Crafton as holder of the three-pronged pitchfork, and Garry Vader as bookkeeper and holder of the
two-pronged pitchfork. As upper-ups we presented “Stage Door," with Shirley Santow and Clare Koepke in the leads.
During our senior year we were well-represented in all the activities of the school.
Baccalaureate services were held on May 20; we were addressed by the Reverend Carl Brown. Commencement was on May 24, with Dr. Harold C. Case as speaker.
Well kids, this is our story, take it or leave it—better leave it; we ll probably need it in the future.
We were royally entertained by the Class of ’46 at a banquet and prom on
May 18.........a polite way to get rid
Bill SlllAEIKI.llAllison, Donald Alsleben, Thelma Badkey, Ross Barnes, Phyllis
Bartels, Jane Baugher, Leo Beall, Natalie Beane, Paula
Behrndt, Henry Bennett, Marilyn Bensz, Lorraine
Beyers, Donald Blair, Gerry
Blanchard, Mary Lou Boothroyd, Thomas
Brinkman, Charlotte Broten, Thelma Bull, Lucille
Caldwell, William Calkins, Ray Carlson. Robert
Chamness, Carolyn Chenoweth, Eileen
Chrapkowski, Katherine Conklin, Lenora
Coons, Eldon Cotton, Mamie Cox, Norman Crafton, Paul
Craig, Eugene Crane, Bettie Curry, Jack •Cush, Joan
Dabbert, Frank Dahlby, Charlotte Davies, Barbara Delaney, Bill
Deutscher, Richard Dieckilman, Marian Dirks, Judith
Dittmer, Gertrude Dornbrock, Donald Dornbrock, Edward Downs, Katherine
Dunlap, Mary Sue Eikelberg, Ward Elko, Helen
Fenske, Robert Ferner, Barbara Fleming, Corinne Foldenauer, Jack
Foltz, Bette Lou Fox, Edward
Fredenburg, Richard Frederick, Annella
25Gartman, Norma Jean Gasteyer, Charles Glancy, Donald Gloye, Eugene
Goddard, Shirley Gourley, Jule Mae Green, Muriel
Hammer, Allan Hartke, Jane Hartke, Janet Hecht, Dorothy
Hensell, Laura Jean Hermance. Joyce Hert, Dorothy
Hibner, Paul Hitt, Ernest
Hopper, JamesHunt, Dorothy Hyska, Lorraine Inman, Rosemarie Irons, Doris
Ivey, Leanna Janas, Bernard Janasiak, Carl Jasch, Marilyn
Jasicki, Eugene Joers, Gilbert
Johnson, Robert Jones, Charles
Jordan, Evelyn Karm. George
Keleher, Marjorie Keltz, Arline
Killingbeck, Mildred Klamzowski. Raymond Klouman, Robert
27Klue, Eileen Koepke, Clare
Kretzman, Norma Krueger, Jeanne
LeFebre, Betty Leser, Evelyn Lieber, Margory Link, Donald
Linsemeyer, Edwin Lisak, Henry Lisak, Leona
Ludington, Robert Ludwig, Leona Mansfield, Joyce
Marciniak, Mildred Matassa, Josephine Mathias, Joan Maxwell, James
28McNeal, Charlotte Mercier, Dorais Merrell, Betty Miller, Betty
Missal. Donald Moore, Betty Nash, Johanna Nespo, Mildred
Nichols, Joan Noble, Marion
Nuss, Georgeanna Nygren, Astrid
Ohlhauser, Jannette Olson, Dorcas Oswalt, Shirley Parrett, Gene
Patterson, Glenn Payne, Mae Peo, Betty
29Petroff, Dorothy Platt, Norma Pliske, Richard Post. Anna
Ragsdale, Robert Rapp, Clarence Ringo, Thomas Ritter, Betty
Roames, Ralph Roberts, Maxine Rulff, Eugene Santow, Shirley
Sarver, Jeanne Schaeffer, Bud Schlundt, Eldon Schlunz. Mabel
Schreiber, Arianne Schroyer, Gloria Schultz, Audrey Schumacher, Betty
30Schwark, Betty Schweizer, Vera Seedorf, Ruth
Sherwood, Doris Shires, Marjorie Sirka, William Sjoberg, Doris
Sjoberg, Shirley Smertelny, John Smith, David Smith. F.Izetta
Sobecki, Lorraine Spears, Florence Spicka, Florence
Sprague, Nancy Squires, Betty Standau, Jack Stanfield, John
Stephenson, Dorcas Stibs, Betty
Strelinski, Casimir Studer, Marilyn Swanson, Dorothy Szczepanek, Ray
Thomas, Frances Tilman, Doris Timm, Charles Timm, Rudolph
Topolski, Alfred Tully, Albert
Uselton, George Vader. Garry
Van Vlack, Richard Venice, Margaret Walburn, Barbara Weiss, Warren
32Welkie, Eleanor Westphal, Betty Wiese, Robert Wilke, Richard
Wintek, Evelyn Wolfe, Richard Zabukas, Elvera Zeek, Suzanne
Zelenka, Robert Zezula, Loretta Ziomek, Adele
Brinkman, Roger DeVaux, Donald Steinheiser, John
No pictures for—
Beattie, William Dierkes, Alexander
Jacobucci, Albert Scaife, Mattie
Logmann, Jerry Schofield, Rogers
Sypnieski, EdwardHfke 1944 union (Pnom.
Top Point: A group dancing to the tune of “Stardust."
Left Point: The theme of the program was a night club.
Right Point: The tables as they looked when juniors and seniors walked in.
Lower-Left Point: Some girls on the dance-program committee looking over their work.
Lower-Right Point: The Senior and Junior Class presidents of 1944 with their dates.
Top Center: Some Prom dates.
Bottom Center: The Prom decorating committee at work.
34H'h.e Seaton (Pilau
“And now that I am queen, I want a bed and a room of my own.” The curtain fell and the audience sighed. “Stage Door,” the dramatic play presented on November 17, 1944, by the Senior Class, under the direction of Miss Mellie Luck, was a great success.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Olga Brandt ....................Marion Noble
Mattie .....................Mary Lou Presley
Mary Harper (Big Mary)..........Astrid Nygren
Mary McCune (Little Mary)..Dorothy Swanson
Bernice Niemeyer ...........Arianne Schreiber
Madeline Vauclain Laura Jean Hensell
Judith Canfield ................Joanne Holden
Ann Braddock ....................Paula Beane
Kay Hamilton ....................Betty Miller
Linda Shaw .....................Jeanne Sarver
Jean Maitland ...................Norma Platt
Bobby Melrose ..............Norma Gartman
Louise Mitchell .................Natalie Beall
Susan Paige .....................Jule Gourley
Pat Devine .....................Nancy Sprague
Kendall Adams ........ Barbara Ferner
Terry Randall Shirley Santow
Tony Gillette Eileen Chenoweth
Ellen Fenwick Evelyn Jordan
Mrs. Shaw Muriel Green
Frank Henry C. Behrndt, Jr.
Sam Hastings Bill Delaney
Jimmy Deveraux Edward Dornbrock
Fred Powell — James Hopper
Lou Milhauser Jerry Blieden
David Kingsley Clare Koepke
Keith Burgess Robert Klouman
Dr. Randall ..................... Dick Wolfe
Larry Wescott ...................Garry Vader
Billy John Stanfield
Adolph Gretzel Herbert Epstein
unio nkJunion CHaAA J4iAtonu
The very busy "Devils” running around M. C. H. S. are none other than the juniors.
The teachers who guided this ambitious group were Miss Schwabenland and Mr. Sellers. They were assisted by Norm Peckat. president; Ray Schnick, secretary; and Red Green, vice-president.
In April after Norm Peckat left for the service, Red Green was elected to succeed him as president. Charles Cook was elected to succeed "Red” as vice-president.
The juniors were kept very busy, trying to satisfy the crowds at the games with Coca-Cola, candy, and potato chips.
Spring Green was the sparkling comedy given by the Junior Class this year. “Tony" and "Newton,” the leads of the young crowd, were well presented by Virginia Kay and James Nicholas. Luise Ziegler and Robert Soller were “Nina" and "Major Todd," who had
an exciting love affair, even though they were older. This thrilling play was written by Florence Ryerson and Colin Clements: it was given under the direction of Miss Goldie Shepherd.
Loads of luck, juniors! Your determination shows that you'll go far.
Miss SenwabenlaxdMrs. Kelly: 11 2
Row One: Lois Johnson, Bonnie
Vance, Beverly Emery, Joyce Lantz, Patsy Jones. Audrey Thames. Mar-parite Reinholtz, Peggy Harris, Phyllis Cad well. Ann Segnitz.
Row Two: Dorothea Severing, Lil-
lian Allie, Marjorie Westhafer, Marion Wellnitz, Dolores Leuth, Doris Lind borg. Mary Jane Dunlop, Mary Lou Presley, Minetta Brown.
Row Turkic: Mrs. Kelly. Nita Weber.
Shirley Black, Betty Schlegelmilch, Karen Schlunz. Dorothy Mae Meska. Esther Park house. Maxine Larson, Alvina Lauer, Mary Weddle.
Mr. Neff 11-2
Row Onk: Don McClintick, Charles
Cook, Norman Kahn, Herman Robow-ski. John Phillips. Gene Cook. Tom Sprencel, Gilbert Stinchcomb, Allen Stark. Richard Stark. Norm Peckat. Frank Werdine. Paul Gilmore. Norm Hammer, Norm Baske, Howard Spicer. Don Allgood.
Row Two: Clarence Mount, Roger
Anderson, Donald Voltz, Warren Sy-dow, Ed Sonnenberg, George Rayshich, George Yanke, Bob Rudolph, Coy Bonner, Air. Neff. William Pischke, Rog Gielow. Roy Kist. Ray Trampski. Richaru Bush, Ray Simpson, Eugene Isenblatter, Richard Nielsen.
Miss Henry 11-1
Row One: Barbara Wolfe, Barbara
Fredenburg, Barbara Coucher, Marjorie Criswell, Fern Beck, Anna Burton, Estella Allen. Phyllis Deremiah. Emma l.ou Wolfe, Bernice Feige, Barbara Hanson. Eva Elko, Beverle Dali, Gertrude Andrews, Delores Buell, Vera Woodruff.
Row Two: Leona Babovac, Jeanette
Chlebowski, Norma Brinekman. Dar-lyne Dimmick, Barbara Cook, Frances Beattie, Mary Anne Eplett, June Fenton, Miss Henry, Luise Ziegler. Margaret Blaker, Jean Brady, Mabel Dobson. Peggy Schmidt, Joan Refeld, Betty Pahl.
Mr. Sellers 11-1
Row' One: Wilbur Abel, Ferris Bor
ane. Jack Kincaid. Franklin Clifford. Gene Bendix, Walter Case, McKenzie Scaife, Allen Cota.
Row Two: Mr. Sellers, Paul Koepp,
Ross Lockwood, Edward Bodine, Henry Konda. James Jones, William Juergensen, James Hatfield, Lloyd Bantz.
Row Three: Julias Hayduk, Robert
Frehse, Thomas Funderburk, Orrin Glidden, Tom Johnson, Robert Boi. James Burkett, Wilbert Green, Walter Berg.
Absent: Edward Bleck.Miss Shutt II-l
Row One: Jean Gordon, Phyllis Spy-
chalski, Marcia Ginther. Barbara Kna-ble, Sue Leven, Nadine Utter back, Margie Laughlin, Florence Teveson, Jean Lutz, Mae Ivey, Barbara Janu-clioski, Pat Kimble, Leona Heisman, Betty Hitt, Alice Jordan, Carol Stephenson.
Row Two: Hazel jean Hatfield, Lor-
raine Koziatek. Miss Shutt, Betty Jean Walters. Caroline Janicke, Dorothy Jones. Charlotte Kaczmarek, Anna Mae White, Alma Thomas, Catherine Jarrett, Katherine Lee.
Row Three: Dolores Washinski, Do-
lores Jarnutowski, Gaye Childress, Ruth Kessler.
Mr. Nicholas II-l
Row One: Howard Fraze. Clem
Skwiat, Bob Needier. Vernon Caddo, Richard Kami, Raymond Keene, Richard Stradtner, Don Krueger, Don Van Ooyen, Jack Schultz, Adam Elko. Jerome Jarka, David Lau, Donald Waite, Bert Wellman. Richard Reh-bein, Henry Pagels.
Row Two: Ray Schnick, Kenneth
Bodine. Kenneth Selke, Robert Swanson, Victor White, Carroll Staffel, Donald Coughlin, Mr. Nicholas, Don Chambers, Ed Mackowiak, Richard Pearce, Wayne Eikelberg, W a y n e Bougher, Robert Hendricks, Kenneth Nowatzke, Marshall Krantz.
Row Three: Bob Decker, Jack Ve-
nice, Jim Black. Thomas Shepperson. Donald Segnitz, Jim Mason, Roy Law-son, Roger Logman.
Absent: Richard Keltz. Alex Schultz.
Miss Schwabenland II-l Row One: Ruth Sherer. Betty Mat-
tox, Alice Schwermer, Caroline Reichert. Joan Ruetz, Lou Mae Ruggles, Eilaine May Roth, Elaine Roth, Yvonne Spindler, Betty Samuelson, Rita Rothfuchs, Marilyn L. Miller, Joan Osinski, Dolores Osterwald, Martha Siegmund, Marge Matassa, Vivian Shi-kany.
Row Two: Shirley Smith, Barbara
Severins, Betty Nelson, Eileen Meyn, Helen Mokrycki, Betty Patterson. Gloria ltefeld, Dolores Siwek, Betty Michael, Marilyn Mae Miller, June Meyers, Jean Niendorf, Winnifred Shawley, Lois Passage. Joan Senderak, Betty Schroeder, Betty Rose, Betty Jean Malin, Miss Schwabenland.
Mr. Maxey II-l
Row One: John Peterson, Sidney
Rhodes, Robert Martin, Donald Went-land, Gene Mason, Adam Piechnik, Norman Tanber, Phil Pahl. Kenneth Rhode, Michael Thomas, Ed Kiley, Herbert Tietzer. Fred Marston, Jim Reinman, Ted Marston, Merrill Loch-maier, Mr. Maxey.
Row Two: Eugene Nawrocki, Ra-
leigh Moffett, Robert Penfold, Melvin Wenzel, Ken Swanson, Stanley Rud-ziewicz, Leo Lesk, Daniel Slocum, Robert White, George Newman, Raymond Witek. Junion.
Row One: Sally Moore. Virginia Kay, Pat Keppen, Dorothy Spiro, Barbara Olsen.
Row Two: Betty Pahl, Luise Ziegler, Hester Pollock, Ted Thorne, Shirley Orlowski.
Row Tiikkk: Herbert Hibnick, John Feallock, Jim Nicholas, Phil Pahl, Bob Soller,
On April 20 the Junior Class presented its annual play. This year the juniors choice Spring Green, a comedy in three acts by Florence Ryerson and Colin Clements. Miss Shepherd was the director.
Nina Cassell ...
Mrs. Rumble ... Scootie Cassell Mr. Putnam .... Tony Cassell ...
Pinkie Ames ....
Dunk Doyle .... Bing Hotchkiss
Genevieve Jones ....
Major Todd ..........
T. Newton Todd .....
Kula Hotchkiss .....
Dr. Luther Blodgett
Officer Ryan .......
Mrs. Jones .........
41Right Top: Students test a
machine in physics.
Left Center: Repairing a
Right Center: Making a
bed in home nursing.
boys in a
Left Bottom : An office scene from one of Mrs. Mann’s classes.
Sopkamone J4 (Atony.
Donald Lueth Bi.uott Surge Wilma Schumacher
The big boss, Elliott Sorge, pitchfork in hand, whizzed into camp and surveyed the Sophomore party. Striking the ground thrice with his three-tined utensil, he called for coun-selship with Donald Lueth (vice-president), Wilma Schumacher (secretary-treasurer), Mrs. Wickham, and Mr. Irgang, who assured him that everything was going fine. He was thus pleased that the Wild West party was a success as to merriment.
After hearing the call "Come and get it-chow‘s ready,” he knew that the young red devils’ hunger would be satisfied. But, as all things must, this, the biggest event of the year, came to an end. though it will not pass from the minds and memories (if any!) of the young red devils, as they now proceed into their higher rank as juniors.
Sponsors Mr. George Irgang
Mrs. Agnes WickhamMr. Irgang 10-2
Row Onk: Lowell Kuszniaul, Edward
Kaczka. Herbert Hibnick. John Feal-lock, William Cannon, Elliott Sorge, James Weisflog, Wallace Storey, James Nicholas.
Row Two: Dean White, Frank Ben-
well, Richard Caddell, Lon Terrey, Jack Luchtman, Donald Allison, John Thorne. Kaye Wellman, Jack Swanson, Hubert Hochman.
Row Thrkk: Hester Pollock. Robert
Pfister, James Dale, Jack Wiegmann. Bruce Logmann, Robert Soller, Donald Ulrich, Edward Utley.
Absent: William Arndt, Nor m a n
Jones, Ronald Lieber, Wayne Pom-ranke, Carl Purcell.
Miss McConkey 10-2
Row One: Carol Hatfield, Carol Far-
quhar, Nelladele Henke. Shirley Or-lowski, Katherine Brickley, Corinne Lutz, Barbara Olsen, Greta Emmons, Loretta Rakoczy, Barbara Riley, Marion Foster, Mary Smith, Anita McIntyre. Sally Moore.
Row Two: Ramona Hundt, Dorothy
Spiro, Ruth Rian. Mary Louise Hahn. Viola Paige, Marion Albright, Maurine Azar, Ramona Brinkman, Lila Mae Wood, Donna Crooks. Norma Wald rep, Velma Neulieb, Marianne Kickush, Pat Keppen.
Row Three: Miss McConkey, Beverly
Steinke, Lou Jean Wilch, Charlotte Thomas, Mary Simpson, Alice Eikel-berg, Ruth Ferrell, Rose Schaumann, Dorothy Pavolka, Rosemarie Echimo-vich.
Mr. Schaeffer 10-2
Row One: Henry Klemczak, Tom
Franks, Paul Culpepper, Floyd Long, Howard Myers, Dick Kahn. Louis Ja-cobucci, Harvey Nieman.
Row Two: Mr. Schaeffer, Casimir
Dombkowski, Edward King, Roger Mignery. George Gooch. Harold Cad-well. LeRoy Krug, Bob Hancock. Herbert Cowgill.
Row Three: Ronald Slisher, Robert
Shipley, Leonard Schultz, Russell Ver-nard, Nicholas Dabkowski, Robert Hunt, Donald Biederstadt. Billy Kol-odziejski.
Absent: Louis Esper, Mathew Sieg-
mund, Richard Dittmer.
Mr. Griffin 10-1
Row One: Stuart Brolly, Fred Biller-
beck, Arthur Mayer, Edward Kmiecik, Frederick Arndt, Eugene Johnson. James Arndt. John Ellis.
Row Two: Mr. Griffin. Ralph Bann-
wart. Dwight Lutz, Alan Mansfield. James Donnelly, John Berlien, Laurens Edwards. Donald Logman.
Row Three: John LeRoy, Tom Krue-
ger, James Lawson, Robert Groendyke, Robert Gehrke, Richard Green, Dale Linn, Jim McKenzie.
Absi t: Terence Bays, John Crook,
Wally Estfan, Robert Kimble, William Hoffman.Mrs. Dobeski 10-1
Row One: Marjorie Carnahan, Mil-
dred Dahlby, Marie Antisdel, Harriet Dyszkiewicz, Beverly Easterday, Joan Chinski, Ann Dostie, Shirley Barnes, Marie Ahrendt, Gretchen Gasteyer.
Row Two: Maureen Glassman, Joan-
ne Denow, Jean DeVaux, Dorothy Poldenauer, Gloria Chlebowski, Jean Bollinger. Ramona Burns, Nancy Lou Bardonner. Lois Garrison, Norma Bartholomew, Eileen Edmonds, Marge Forney.
Row Tiikkk: Mrs. Frances Dobeski,
Doris Cox, Marge Beck. Joyce Delaney, Ruth Atlas. Rita Bazia, Barbara Burdick, Lillian Glassman. Winona G?yer. Nancy Eddy, Virginia Dunlap, Virginia Dodson.
Absent: Betty Gash.
Mr. Horn 10-1
Row One: Loren Cofer, Marvin Lo-
siniecki, Richard Arndt, Donald Furness, Richard Miller, Charles Krause. Robert Drzewiechi, Robert Deutscher.
Row Two: Edward Malik. Richard
Chambers, Lawrence Luscome. James Carpenter, Norman Kniola, Ronald Bensz, James Lubs.
Row Three: Mr. Ivan Horn, Ernest
Herberling, Donald Lueth, Robert Kil-lingbeck, William Jahns, James Downs, William Edinger, Jack Arndt, Harold Gehrke, Lloyd Kelly, Richard Johnson, Russell Deutscher, Allen Fritz, Harold Lawson, John Chrap-kowski.
Absent: Russell Meska.
Miss Sebesta 10-1
Row One: Norma Grant, Norma Ha-
ven, Helen Green. Idell Guess, Janet Krug, Antoinette Janowski, Genevieve Konda, Elaine Kassube, Betty Heuck.
Row Two: Ruby Flemings, Barbara
Krueger, Lillian Kozlowski, Jeanette Herrbach, Phyllis Gring, Marilyn Koss, Eileen Kintzele, Janice Kottler. Jean Klettke, Dorothy Hunt, Dolores Hops, Barbara Kempf.
Row Three: Miss Frances Sebesta,
Delores Karin, Colleen Goddard. Dolores Kring, Martha Hileman, Joanne Levine, Joan Jasicki, Phyllis Lauer.
Mrs. Wickham 10-1
Row One: Pat Schepel, Virginia
Lovejoy, Erna Robowski, Audrey Smith, Diane Meilstrup, Lorraine Pod-gorski, Loretta Podgorski, Phyllis Richter, Marjorie Shidler.
Row Two: Genevieve Piotrowski. Mrs. Agnes Wickham, Lavonne Peters, Jacqueline Sheets, Patricia Seaverns, Mary Ann Mackowiak, Carol Paschen, Joyce Saracoff, Anna Marie Nadaf, Daisy Marie Schnick, Beverly Petos-key, Margaret McGinley.
Row Three: Lois Manthey, Jeanette
Manthey, Gloria Ohlhauser, Phyllis LeRoux, Patricia Miller, Marjorie 01-denettel, Virginia Maschke. Carol Nick las, Beverly Krueger, M a r v e 1 Schlunz, Wilma Schumacher.Parsons 10-1
Row One: David Lewalski, Arlan
Schlundt, William Nolan, Donald Schlundt, Louis Staniszewski, Robert Wilke, Richard Levin. Sherwood Sal-niassy, Mr. A. J. Parsons.
Row Two: Alvin Schumaker, Paul
Petroff, Louis Stephenson, Charles Shull. Peter Urnes. Robert Reed, Joseph Poland, Leo Post, Ralph Precious.
Ifow Tiikkk: Kenneth Schlunz, Don-
ald Tracy, Gene Shadford, Paul Sher-cr, Eugene Trampski, Lyle Peters, Larry Molen, Francis Nespo, Curtis Lachmund.
Miss Wolfe 10-1
Row One: Miss Dorothea Wolfe,
Theresa Suchminski, Martha Wright, Hollace Thompson. Lois Wolford. Eleanor Arndt, Viola Weddle, Elaine Ulrich, Joanne Warren, Dorothy Som-tnerfeld. Jacqueline Thompson, Lorraine Witek, Dorothy Woods, Barbara Smith. Barbara Ziesmer, Lorna Campbell. Genevieve Starobrat.
Row Two: Mary Speidel. Ruth Sting-
ley. Helen Stout. Dolores Wellinski. Barbara Stibbe. Donna Weber. Gloria Swanson, Sue Sprague. Lorraine Tie-bert. Gloria Sudrow, Helen Swanson. Ruth Steinborn, Lorraine Witte, Vivian Walters, Rita Wolff.
Aiikent: Ruth Tompkins, Vera La-
Mr. Long 10-1
Row One: Grant Pitman, Marion
Pawlik, Norbert Pozdol, Jack Siddall, Gene Siddall, Richard Wolford.
Row Two: Donald Spychalski, Jack
Parker, Joseph Ordziejewski, Richard Schmidt, Donald Schultz, Ralph Prosser, Clemens Vankoski, Richard Penfold, Glenn Schultz, Stanley Suchminski, Francis Pawloski, Harold Pearson.
Row Three: Mr. Harry Long, Ash-
ley Papineau, Gerald Waite, William Raney, Russell Schlaak, Anthony Paquette, Kenneth Pytynia, Russell Troy, James Weddle. James Schweizer, Charles Siebert, Eugene Skibinski, Edward Pasula.
Aiirknt: Robert Schaeht.
Mrs. Wineman 10-1
Row One: Marilyn Palmer, Betsy
Ann Pugsley, Doris Dombrowski, Marian Laughlin, Joan Hack, Joan Gen-tili, Delores Zeese, Ruth Schwermer, Marie Hert.
Row Two: Madeline Thomas. Lolita
Watson, Geraldine McKinney, Mary Markiewitz, Pauline Peeples, Leila Jacobsen, Delores Weiss, Geraldine Sullivan, Shirley Gust.
Row Three: Joan Wolf, Grace Bleck,
Corinne Rinehart, Alice Stark, Lois Markel, Marilyn Johnson, Virginia Foss, Doraine Hessel, Mrs. Berne Wineman.
Row Four: Bettie Roeske, Lorraine
Gehrke, Jane Lindenmeyer. Pat Davis, Johanne Mitchell. Gloria Peckat, Mary Louise Sorge, Florence Mae Irons, Valerie Fluegge.Mr. Ten Harkel 10-1 How One: Richard Gilmore. George
Kay, Hob Lyons, Everett Black. Bob Gloye, Edward VVinski. Dexter Nilsson. Hob Hoeppner, Richard Sonnenberg. Row Two: Janies Frehse, Andrew
Attar, Hill Franks. Nicholas Bahar. (Jerald Childress, Roy Gruenberg, Martin Johnson. George Bielski.
Row Three: Clarence Wintek, Charles Wiseman, Ralph Rench. Robert Cavin-der, Norman Kieffer, Gene Glick, Donald Miller, James Me Alpine. Dick Rhodes.
Row Four: Yoehlee Calvert, Walter
Heo, Hob Wilson, Dick Knipple, Holland Kahn. Erick Schaumann. Jim Seedorf, John Sweeney.
Row Five: Jim Calahan, Hob Kuhn.
Harvey Steepro, Richard Surface. Gerald Werre, Frank Speidel, Lyle Lee.
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49A Student Council meeting
Portrait painting in the art class
Young men with their horns 4ctimtl e Qfiee C$ub
Diane Meilstrup, Barbara Burdick, Marvel Schlunz, Lorraine Podgorski, Loretta Podgorski, Beverly Emery, Jule Oourley, Colleen Goddard. Barbara Januchoski, Doris Sjoberg, E v e 1 y n I eser, Natalie Beall, Ruth Sherer, Mary Jane Dunlop, Betty Le Febre, Karen Schlunz, Leona Lisak, Eileen Klue, Barbara Ferner, Norma Gartman, Ruth Kessler, Betty Schwark, Emma Lou Wolfe, Astrid Nygren. Laura Jean Hensell, Jackie Thompson, Marian Laughlin, Jeannette Manthey, Elaine Kassube, Lorraine Witte, Vivian Walters, Jane Lindenmeyer, Corrine Rinehart, Joyce Delaney, Virginia Kay.
Carolyn Chamness. Dorcas Stephenson. Millie Nes-po, Betty Hitt, Alice Jordan, Arianne Schreiber, Beverle Dali, Pat Keppen, Sally Moore, Marion Noble, Betty Walters, Dick Rhodes, Sherwood Sal-
massy. Bud Schaeffer, Don Schultz. Corky Tietzer, Paul Sherer, Charles Shull, Gene Siddall, Jack Siddall. Bob Soller. Howie Spicer, Dick Stradtner, Leonard Schultz, Bob Wiese. Harold Culpepper. Rogers Schofield. Sue Sprague, Marge Beck, Nadine Utterback, Doris Cox, Nancy Bardonner.
Joan Chinski, Lorraine Tiebert, Phyllis Gring. Dick Bush, Everett Black. George Bielski, Walter Case, Jim Frehse, Tom Funderburk, Bob Gloye, Dick Gilmore, George Gooch, Red Green, Bob Johnson, Charles Jones, Bob Klouman, Henry Konda, Arthur Mayer, Donald Missal. Raleigh Moffett, John Nilsson. Jack Parker. Live Peters, John Peterson, Adam Piechnik, Bob Reed, Pat Davis, Marilyn Mitchell, Val Fluegge, Gretchen Gasteyer, Harriett Schwark, Marilyn Johnson. Betty Malin, Phyllis Richter.
The Glee Club meets at 7:30 every morning. Many students belonging receive no credit but attend because they enjoy singing. The Glee Club presents several programs and performances throughout the year. In October they sang in South Bend for the teachers’ convention. This year they gave their annual Spring Festival and Christmas program.
The officers include: president, Bud Schaeffer; vice-president. Corky Tietzer; secretary, Betty Schwark; treasurer-business manager. Bob Klouman; and librarians, Barbara Burdick and Dick Stradtner.
FIRST VIOLINS: Norman Hammer, (Concert-
master), Reggv Harris, Janies Hatfield, Phillip Pahl, Betty Smith, Ruth Troyer, Rita Wolf, Shirley Schroeder, Velma Westphal. Martha Wright. VIOLAS: Marilyn Koss, Joanne Denow, Marjorie
CELLOS: Shirley Orlowski, Joann McAlpine,
BASSES: Kenneth Swanson, Bette Downs. Ger-
trude Dieckilman, Ruth Stingley.
SECOND VIOLINS: Virginia Maschke, (Princi-
pal), Gloria Ohlauser, Adele Shikany, Joan Baird, Pearl Soloff, Patricia Gring, Joanne Walk, Mary Ann Arndt, Pauline Skibo, Eleanore Utterback, Sonya Lapp, Kent Martin, Constance Bauers, Joyce Honyak, Harriet Kimball.
CLARINETS: Allan Hammer, John Feallock,
Robert Martin, Edward Bodine.
FLUTES: Marion Wellnitz, Shirley Bartels,
OBES: Jean Brady, Donna Weber.
BASSOONS: Bette Lou Foltz, Billy Stark.
ALTO SAX: Don Allgood. Don Schlundt.
TENOR SAX: Norman Baske.
HORNS: Billy Boese, Jim Lucas, Dick Brewer.
TRUMPETS: Charles Wiseman, Warren Weiss.
TROMBONES: Eugene Rulff, Ralph Precious.
TUBA: Norman Jones.
PERCUSSION: Paul Gilmore, Robert Gehrke,
PIANO: Jane Deuzien.
VIBRA-HARP: Gerry Blair.
Under the direction of Palmer J. Myran the orchestra provides the school with excellent music. It has given our school a high rating in the musical field and has become one of the finest orchestras in the state. Its main purpose is to promote a better appreciation of music in our school.
The orchestra presented its seventeenth annual concert in the junior high school auditorium on February 2. It was one of the best concerts that has ever been given.
Officers are secretary, Peggy Harris; and librarians, Adele Shikany, Joan Baird, Betty Smith, and Ruth Troyer.
Row Oxe: Gerry Blair, Adam Piechnik, Lillian
Allie, Norm Baske, Don Allgood, Don Schlundt, A1 Jacobucci, Charles Wiseman. Bill Boese.
Row Two: Kenny Swanson, Paul Gilmore, Gene
Rulff, Bill Middleton, Ralph Precious, Jim Nicholas.
Our swing band provides both mello and hot music for our and also for other outside activities. It is known as the “High
after-game and school dances School Dance Band.”diancf
Row O.nk: Robert Martin, Edward Bodine, Wil-
bur Abel, John Feallock, Jean Brady. Elaine l'l-rich, Betty Goede, Bill Fritz, Shirley Bartels, Marion Wellnitz.
Row Two: Bob Smith, Paul Hibner, Allan Ham-
mer, Jim Maxwell, Norm Baske. Dick Brewer, James Lucas, Bill Boese, Kmogene Aust, James Lubs, Jannette Ohlhauser, Mary Fleming, Bill Stark.
Row Three: Donald Schlundt, Robert Stibs. Viv-
ian Taylor, Bob Hoeppner, Millard Long, Bert Hal-
lin. Donald Odle. Martin Rebac. Jimmy Vine. Fred Miller, Bob Groendyke, Warren Weiss, Charles Wiseman. Albert Jaeobucci, Marianne Wienhoft, Fred Westphal, Ted Albers, Anna Mae White, Don Allgood.
Row Four: Gerry Blair, Fred Arndt, Jim Cham-
ness, James Donnelly. Bob Gehrke, Curt Lach-mund, Jim Downs. Donald Miller. Ken Swanson, Norman Jones, Eugene Rulff, James Nicholas, Gloria Swanson. Yoehlee Calvert. Ruth Stark, Ralph Precious, William Middleton.
If you should happen to wander through the corridors of the new auditorium any morning, you’re likely to hear anything from “Bizet Has His Day” to “Panis Angelicus” . . . . that’s how versatile our music students are now.
Members of the band are senior high and chosen junior high students who play wind and percussion instruments. The 17th annual concert was given on December 1, 1944, and showed the talents of several soloists and groups.
The band, under the direction of Palmer J. Myran, marches in parades and gives special programs between halves at football games. They played an exchange concert at Valparaiso on April 12. They also performed in the All-City Music Festival on May 12.
President: Eugene Rulff Vice-president: Kenneth Swanson
Secretaries: Elaine Ulrich, Lillian Allie, Donald Allgood Librarians: Marion Wellnitz, Jean Brady.
Row Oxk: Herbert Hibnlck, Mary Jane Dunlop.
Corinne Lutz, Shirley Orlowski, Betty Hitt, Carl Purcell.
Row Two: Miss Wolfe, Sally Moore. Pat Keppen,
Dorothy Spiro, Phyllis Richter, Norma Haven, Virginia Kay.
Row Thiikk: Adam Piechnik, Luise Ziegler. Lor-
raine Tiebert, Ruth Rian, Dot Jones, Tom Funderburk.
Row Font: Howard Spicer, James Nicholas.
Chuck Shull. Kester Pollock, James Donnelly, Joe Poland.
Once a semester all the little devils get interested in the drama. It is no coincidence that that is the time when the Blackfriars are having tryouts for new members. Every book in the library is leafed through to see if a good reading can be found, and when one finally is found, there is no end to the anxiety until it is presented before the Club.
The sponsor. Miss Wolfe, and the members are all interested in the different phases of dramatics. One of the members is an expert light technician, while another specializes in pure drama, and yet another specializes in comedy.
This year the Blackfriars presented "Indian Summer" for the school and for various organizations about Michigan City. They also entertained at the Servicemen's Center and are always doing something to keep the interest in dramatics alive about the school.
President — Herbert Hibnick Vice-president — James Nicholas Secretary — Ruth Rian
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Row One: Marion Noble. Shirley Santow, Laura
Jean Hensell, Muriel Green, Norma Platt. Miss Luck.
Row Two: Garry Vader, Margory Lieber, Norma
Gartman. Tom Ringo, Jo Holden, Natalie Beall, Don Glancy.
Row Three: Bob Klouman, Clare Koepke, How-
Tuesday night once more! This means all the theater-minded students will be on the way to the Thespian meeting.
The Thespians are students who have gained a certain number of points for their acting or back-of-scenes work.
Troupe No. 91 is sponsored by Miss Mellie Luck. The sponsor and the members are affiliated with the National Thespian Society—an honorary national dramatic society. The purpose of this society is to promote an interest in acting and other phases of dramatic work. In an effort to carry out this purpose, the local Thespians have had a collective interest— and more often an active interest — in the plays for both the school and the public.
From the Class of ’45 Margory Lieber was chosen "Best Thespian of the Year."
President — Tom Ringo Vice-president — Don Glancy Secretary — Margory Lieber
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Above is a picture of Jane Bartels and Mary Jane Dunlop, making pottery out of clay. At the left is Allan Hammer, making a finger painting. These students were members of Mrs. Wineman’s art and crafts classes last spring.
These pictures were taken at the anual Art Exhibit held last spring at Barker Hall.Mo non Society
Carolyn Chamness, Charles Gasteyer, Eugene Hulff, Donald Allison, Rosemarie Inman
Scholarship, leadership, character, and service are the fundamental require-ments for entrance into the National Honor Society. A student must be scholastically in the upper third of his class and be either a senior or a second-semester junior to be eligible for membership. The faculty elects the members on the basis of the four qualities. Being a member of the society is one of the highest honors given to a student by the school.
Row Onk: Shirley Santow, Millie Nes-
po, Barbara Ferner, Eileen Klue, Boreas Stephenson, Emma Lou Wolfe. Carol Stephenson, Maurine Azar, Astrid Ny-gren.
Row Two: Miss Leona Stuart. Betty
Samuelson, Betty Jean Walters, Rita Rothfuchs, Lou Mae Ruggles, Marjorie Shires, Joyce Hermance, Sue Leven, Pat Keppen.
Row Thkkk: Betty LeFebre, Maxine
Roberts, Mabel Schlunz, Johanna Nash,
Joan Mathias, Georgeanna Nuss. June Meyers, Marilyn M. Miller.
Row Fora: Sally Moore, Suzanne Zeek.
Leona Lisak. Katherine Brickley, Barbara Hanson, Margaret Blaker. Mary Jane Dunlop.
Row Five: Karen Schlunz, Jean Hen-
sell, Jule Gourley, Marilyn L. Miller, Joan Baird, Eileen Meyn, Miss Frances Se-besta.
Row Six: Betty Schwark, June Fenton,
Donna Crooks, Marianne Kickush.
This club, the Girl Reserves, was organized last year to train girls to live with each other and to be of service to the world. They are the high school branch of the Y. W. C. A. This club’s sponsors are Miss Leona Stuart and Miss Frances Sebesta.
As the first social function of the Club, they had a Colonial Tea in the library on February 2 1. Mothers of the girls and members of the faculty were invited to attend.
60Row Onk: Carl Janasiak. Jim Jones. Ray Klern-
zoski. Hob Pfister, Jim NVeisflog. Walter Bstfan. Garry Vader, Lyle Peters. Roger Gielow, Hill Delaney, Hob Klouman, Tom Johnson, Louis Stephenson.
Row Two: Wilbert Green, Don Glancy, Ted
Thorne. Norm Tanber, Pete Urnes, Ed Kiley, Her-
bert Tietzer, Tom Funderburk. John Peterson. Richard Green. Hruce Logmann. John Feallock. Mr. Messner.
Row Thkkk: Jim Reinman, Steve Glidden, Tom
Krueger. Walter Case, Norman Jones. Hob Hoi, Warren Weiss, Paul Sherer, Raleigh Moffett, Hob Soller. Dick Wolfe, Charles Cook.
The purpose of the Hi-Y is to create, maintain, and extend throughout the school and community high standards of Christian character.
The Hi-Y platform is clean living, clean speech, clean scholarship, and clean athletics.
A few weeks before graduation the club holds its annual “Best Girl’ party. Graduating seniors are honored at the annual Retreat.
The Hi-Y club is sponsored by Mr. Humphrey, with Wilbert Green serving as president. Corky Tietzer is vice-president; Peter Urnes, secretary; Tom Johnson, treasurer; Steve Glidden, chaplain; and Warren Weiss, sergeant-at-arms.iDakCtte
Barbara Januchoski, Betty Hitt, Dorcas Stephenson, and Bettie Crane behind the tea table.
Peace Table project with “United through Books.”
Mary Sue Dunlap and Miss Dahlberg at Nan Sprague, Mary Sue Dunlap, and Mig Kele-her's exhibit.
Dahlites relax and eat during dusting party.
Bettie Crane, Barbara Januchoski. and Betty Hitt stand behind their project, “United through Books.”
Jeanne Sarver, Shirley Santow, and Jo Holden with “the world at their waist.”
Corinne Lutz. Dorothy Spiro, and Ruth Rian smile joyfully after their project wins first place.
Back Row: Miss Dahlberg, Bettie Crane. Su-
zanne Zeek. Dorcas Stephenson. Margorv Lieber. Barbara Januchoski. Luise Ziegler. Ruth Rian. Dorothy Spiro. Kileen Meyn, Jo Holden, Marjorie Keleher, Wilma Schumacher.
Front Row: Nancy Sprague. Jeanne Sarver,
Mary Sue Dunlap. Shirley Santow, Betty Hitt, Muriel Green. Carol Stephenson, Knima Lou Wolfe, Corinne Lutz, Barbara Olsen.
The library assistants derived the name of their club. The Dahhtes, from the name of their sponsor, Miss Dahlberg.
During the Yuletide season our library assistants always put up a Christmas tree and decorations. to add a holiday atmosphere to the library.
Every year the Dahlites entertain the library assistants from LaPorte High School, and then later in the year the Dahlites are entertained in LaPorte.
The main week during the year is Book Week in November. For this event the Dahlites make table projects pertaining to the theme of Book Week, and they entertain their mothers and the faculty at a tea. The winning exhibits this year were entitled “United through Books” and “The World at Your Waist.
The officers for this year were Jo Holden, president; Mary Sue Dunlap, vice-president; and Dorcas Stephenson, secretary.
Row One: Ray Calkins, Phil Pahl, Jim Burkett, Don Glancy, Mike Thomas. Mr. Parsons
Ifow Two: Jim Nicholas, Kugene Rulff, Ed Dornhrock, Tom Funderburk, Norm Tauber,
Frank Ben well.
The Forum is an organization open to any student who is interested and willing to participate in informal discussions on current social and political problems.
This club is sponsored by Mr. A. J. Parsons and meets every other Wednesday.
The officers were Ray Calkins, president; Don Glancy, vice-president; Phillip Pahl, secretary; and Gene Rulff, sergeant-at-arms.
Row One: John LeRoy, Betsy Pugsley, Phyllis Richter. Ruth Sherer.
Sidney Rhodes, Marilyn Mitchell. Miss Henry.
Row Two: Louis Staniszewski, Yoehlee Calvert, Joan Jasicki, Barbara
Krueger. Frank Benwell.
Row Tiikek: John Sweeney, Tom Krueger. Jim Calahan, Dexter Nilsson,
The Socii Latini, which was started this year, has as its purpose the promotion of the Latin language and the study of Roman life. Senior high school students having one semester or more of Latin are eligible to be members. The big event for the Club during the year is the Roman banquet, which will be an annual affair. Miss Bernice Henry is the sponsor.
Consul-Sidney Rhodes Pro-consul — Marilyn Mitchell Scribe — Ruth Sherer
Row Onk: Mildred Dahlby, Gloria Ohlhauser.
Sue Sprague, Phyllis Spychalski, Delores Karin. Ruth Sherer. Barbara Olsen, Astrid Nygren, Betty LeFebre.
Row Two: Miss Engstrom, John Peterson, James
Donnelly, Jack Lochtman, Karen Schlunz. Luise Ziegler, Don Glancy, Tom Kingo. Howard Spicer. Lyle Peters, Billy Kolodziejski.
Row Tiikkk: Jack Arndt, Kenneth Bodine, Bill
Juergensen. Bill Caldwell. Jim Weddle.
Here it is — room 215. I guess that this is where they hold the Student Council meetings. There are supposed to be representatives from every sponsor room here. 1 hope we do something interesting.
Hmm, there’s Miss Engstrom — she is the faculty advisor for the Council. Let’s see — oh yes, there is Ed Fox; he’s the president this semester. Charles Jones is the vice-president, and Betty Schwark is the secretary. Last semester Tom Ringo was president; Bill Caldwell, vice-president; and Betty LeFebre, secretary.
I wonder which of the four committees I’ll get on — they’re all pretty important. The Service committee takes care of the posters around the building; the Executive committee appoints the monitors for the study hall and library; the Social committee gives permits for all social functions; and the Judicial committee tries cases of students who think that the monitors have dealt unfairly with them.
Now Ed is calling the meeting to order. Gee, the kids surely give him their undivided attention.
Row Osk: Betsy Pugsley, Kenneth Swanson, Ed
Fox, Sue Sprague.
Row Two: June Fenton, Mary Simpson, Jack
Luehtman, Lyle Peters, Astrid Nygren.
Row Thrkk: Phyllis Spychalski, Gloria Ohlhauser. LeRoy Krug, Bob Smith, Betty Schwark.
Row Foru: Miss Engstrom, Joan Senderak. Jean
DeVaux, Dave I .an, Jim Donnelly, Betty LeFebre.
Row Fivk: Delores Karm, Marjorie Westhafer,
Charles Siebert, Jack Arndt, James Frehse, Charles Jones.
Absknt: Walter Case.
I wonder what happened at the last meeting—oh — Betty Schwark is reading the minutes— now I'll find out. Why, they decided to make up a printed sheet, telling about the work and the purpose of the Student Council. That’s a good idea; not enough of the students really know that the purpose of the Council is “To promote better citizenship among the students, to maintain good order, and to promote the best cooperation possible between the faculty and the students."
‘It's coming close to the end of the hour, and we re still going strong—there goes the bell! I guess we’ll have to finish that argument next time.
I’m certainly glad that I’m on the Student Council: it makes me feel as if I am really important and really doing something for my school.
67Mali arid Safety. (PatnoC
Row Onk: Herbert Hlbniek, Louis Stanis-
zewski, Alice Stark, Madeline Thomas, Lolita Watson, Ruth Atlas. Richard Sonnen-berg, Frank Speidel.
Row Two: Jack Luchtman, Ed Winski,
Paul Crafton (capt.—1st floor), Tom Ringo (chief), Jerry Storey (capt.—3rd floor), Raleigh Moffett (capt.—2nd floor), Sidney Rhodes, Robert Schaeht.
Row Thrkk: Tom Franks, Roger Mignery,
Richard Johnson, William Jahns, Russell Schlaak. Ronald Slisher, Edward Pasula. John LeRoy.
Row Four: Harvey Nienian. Bruce Ix g-
mann, Bill Raney, Glenn Schultz, Corky Tietzer, Elliott Sorge, Mike Thomas.
Row Fivk: Mr. Irgang, William Cannon,
Howard Myers, Coy Bonner, Ronald Lieber, Ed Utley, Dick Penfold.
The Hall Patrol is made up of boys and girls who volunteer their services. The Hall Patrolmen stand at certain places in the halls to maintain order. They stop all running, loud talking, whistling, loitering, gum chewing, and other unnecessary disturbances in the halls.
The Hall Patrolmen forfeit much of their time, for they are on duty in the morning and at noon. Mr. Irgang is their sponsor.
The Safety Patrol was organized to protect the students. Patrolmen stand by the safety walks to see that the students walk within them. No matter what the weather may be, the Safety Patrol is always on the job. Members deserve much credit for their work. Mr. Irgang is also the sponsor of this group.
Row Onk: Astrid Nygren. Marianne Kie-
kush, Juanita Parks. Lyle Peters. Charles Siebert. Charles Jones. Betsy Ann Pugsley. Row Two: Karen Schlunz, Ruth Sherer.
Chuck Timm, Sidney Rhodes, Donna Crooks. Norma Platt.
Row Tiirkk: Betty LeFebre. Alice Stark.
June Fenton, Sue Sprague, Elliott Sorge, Gloria Ohlhauser, Patricia Miller.
Row Four: Shirley Orlowski, Marjorie
Westhafer. Vivian Taylor. Grace Alice Bleek. Jean DeVaux, Eileen Meyn, Marilyn M. Miller.
Row Fivk: Betty Sell war k. Barbara Wal-
burn. Mary Jane Dunlop, Luise Ziegler. Pat Keppen. Sally Moore, Delores Karm, Miss Engstrom.
Row Six: Arianne Schreiber, Howard
Spicer, Kenneth Swanson, Bob Smith, Jerry Storey, Bob Boi, Corky Tietzer.
These are the kids that write the invitations to the “Sunrise Services.” They are efficient if not popular when on duty. They are our aides to orderly conduct and behavior. These are the first and second semester monitors who have served in library and study hall.
Row Om:: Norma Haven. Lorraine Witek, Norma Grant. Mary Jane
Dunlop, Marion Noble, Dorothy Spiro.
Row Two: Arianne Schreiber, Jean Brady, Rose Marie Echimovich,
Evelyn Leser, Lucille Bull, Lois Johnson.
Row Thrkk: Joe Poland, Donald Tracy, Richard Green, Dolores Washin-
ski, Jean Niendorf.
This group of students, who spend their free periods running errands for the office and the faculty, are known as the office messengers. They deliver messages to the students. Their services to the school are greatly appreciated. These students are selected from the study hall and serve for one semester at a time.
Front Row — Allan Hammer, Gerry Blair, Bob Klouman, Don Allison, Lucille Bull.
Back Row—Joan Cush, Katherine Downs, Doris Sjoberg, Phyllis Gloye, Betty Le Febre, Dick
Wolfe, Betty Sehwark, Elvera Zabukas, Mary Sue Dunlap, Johanna Nash, Miss Shepherd, Muriel Green, Mabel Schlunz, Astrid Nygren.
Abhk.nt—Richard Pliske, Edward Bodine.
Out of all the Senior Class activities the publication of the Elstonian is one of the greatest. It is the task of the seniors who work on the Elstonian staff to publish our yearbook. From a group of students who offer to work on the Elstonian, a staff is chosen by the Senior Class officers and class sponsors. Miss Shepherd is in charge of the Elstonian and assigns certain departments to each of the members. They were as follows for this year.
Business Manager—Donald Allison
Advertising Manager—Johanna Nash
Circulation Manager—Betty Sehwark
Art and Make-up Editors—Allan Hammer. Katherine Downs, Joan Cush, Mabel Schlunz
Senior Editor—Gerry Blair
Junior Editor—Phyllis Gloye
Sophomore Editor—Doris Sjoberg
Faculty Editor—Astrid Nygren
Activities Editors—Mary Sue Dunlap. Muriel Green
Sports Editors—Elvera Zabukas. Richard Wolfe, Richard Pliske
Feature Editors—Katherine Downs, Betty LeFe-bre, Lucille Bull
Typists—Lucille Bull, Katherine Downs, Mabel Schlunz
71'The CnimAon Comet
Row One: Paul Koepp, Muriel Green, Raleigh Row Two: Reverie Dali, Jim Burkett, John Pe-
Moffett, Astrid Nvgren. Ralph Roames, Barbara terson. Gene Mason. Joan Refeld, Gay Childress.
Severins, Dorothea Sever ins, Barbara Hanson. Dorcas Olson, Joan Ruetz, Peggy Schmidt, Mari-
lyn M. Miller, June Meyers.
The Crimson Comet is the Isaac C. Elston high school weekly newspaper. It is published by the journalism class.
Journalism is open to juniors and seniors. Anyone who likes to write and has good ideas will like journalism and may even choose it for a life profession.
This year the paper was changed from an eight-column page to a five-col-um page because of the shortage of paper during the war.
The pupils working on the Comet have to get news and advertisements and
72The Cn,[m4an Comet
Row Onk: Natalie Beall, Marge Beck, Marion
Foster, Donna Forsythe.
Row Two: Laura Jean Hensell, Garry Vader,
Doris Lindborg, Charles Jones.
Row Three: Don Missal. Carl Purcell, Arianne
Schreiber, John Stanfield.
Row Font: Eleanor Welkie, Marjorie Westhafer.
Absent: Doris Irons, Jim llopper, Jack Curry.
sell subscriptions. The journalism classroom is a little different from the usual classroom; in journalism freedom must be given to the pupils, who have to learn how to use it.
Monday morning is the day the Comet is delivered to the classrooms. Monday is also the day to mail papers to other schools as exchanges. Monday night is the night the Comet staff has to deliver papers to advertisers and collect for the ads. The rest of the week is spent in studying the textbook, taking tests, and preparing a paper for the following Monday.(Red! Denbie
Cheerleaders: Betty Moore, John Stanfield, As-
Row One: Charles Shull, Arthur Mayer, Ted
Thorne, Jim Maxwell, Norm Cox, Joe Beck, Robert Ragsdale, Alice Schwermer, Marilyn L. Miller, Rita Rothfuchs.
Row Two: Bob Wiese, Jerry Storey. Kester Pol-
lock, Jack Luchtman, Clare Koepke, Glenn Schultz, Jim Weddle. LeRoy Krug. Betty Mattox, Eldon Coons, June Fenton.
Row Three: Wilbur Abel, Lyle Peters, John Pe-
ter son. Don Van Ooyen, Bob Boi, Bob Reed, Raleigh Moffett. Paul Sherer, Jean Gorden, Yvonne Spindler.
Row Four: Mrs. Wickham, Beverly Krueger, Di-
ane Meilstrup, Lorraine Witte, Jackie Thompson,
Dorothy Spiro, Pat Keppen, Marianne Kickush, Sally Moore, Joyce Hermance.
Row Five: Jo Nichols. Marion Noble, Millie
Nespo, Georgeanna Nuss, Karen Schlunz, Barbara Olsen, Marvel Schlunz, Wilma Schumacher, Carol Nickias.
Row Six: Gloria Refeld, Joan Refeld, June
Meyers, Marilyn M. .Miller. Lois Manthey, Margaret McGinley, Delores Wellinski, Dorothy Woods, Gloria Ohlhauser, Janis Kottler.
Row Seven : Joan Cush. Ruth Sherer, Mary Jane
Dunlop, Beverly Emery, Helen Stout, Dorothy Swanson, Lorraine Witek, Gloria Sudrow.
Row Eight: Sch war k.
Betty LeFebre, Eileen Klue, Betty
The purpose of the Red Derbies is to further school spirit, to support the athletic pro-gram, and to choose and support the cheerleaders.
Membership in this organization is open to all students of the school. Because there is no financial responsibility and no class discrimination, it is one of the largest organizations in school.
74JunLon (Red? CnoAA
Row One: Miss Henry, Leona Ludwig, Anna
Marie Nadaf, Jean Brady, Marilyn Mae Miller, Mary Jane Dunlop, Barbara Krueger, Martha Wright, Hay Simpson, Kamona Brinkman.
Row Two: Bill Franks. Lucille Bull, Sherwood
Salmassy, Paul Culpepper, Charles Krause. Frank Ben well, Lois Garrison, Robert Swanson, James Donnelly, Vivian Taylor.
Tor Row: Donald Coughlin, James Hatfield.
A representative to the Junior Red Cross is chosen from each sponsor group. These representatives manage the membership drive in the fall, send gifts to various hospitals, and work on special projects during the year.
Miss Schwabenland Miss Henry Miss Shutt Mr. Maxey Mr. Nicholas Mr. Sellers Mr. Nett Mrs. Kelly Miss Sebesta Mrs. Dobeski Mrs. Wickham Miss Wolfe Mr. Parsons Mr. Long Mr. Griffin Mr. Horn Miss McConkey Mr. Irgang Mr. Schaeffer
Lticille Bull, John Stanfield. Juanita Parks. Doris SJoberg Leona Ludwig. Rogers Schofield.
Marilyn Mae Miller Delores Buell Virginia Kay Kenneth Swanson Carroll Staffel James Hatfield Ray Simpson Lois Johnson Dorothy Hunt Marie Ahrendt Anna Marie Nadaf Doris Stingiey Arlan Schlundt James Schweizer James Donnelly Charles Krause Rose Schaumann Frank Benwell Leitoy Krug
75What i 8 than a lunch?
Excellent! the baskets
Balance and poise through regular exercise.
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Coach Del Miller and assistants and members of the Michigan City high school football squad.
First Row:—left to right—31 Arndt, 35 Chism, 36 Jasicki, 16 Strelinski, 22 Rayshich, 20 Smertelny, 19 Schultz, 11 Hayduk, 25 Thomas, 34 Dornbrock, 13 Schnick, Manager Dave Lau, Assistant Weis-flog.
Second Row:—26 Lueth, 23 Fox, 28 Peckat, 14 Klemczak. 17 Steinheiser, 33 Van Vlack, 21 Domb-kowski, 29 Slocum, 12 Sirka. 30 Timm, 18 Skwiat, Coach Miller, Coach Wegner.
Third Row:—15 White, 14 Papineau, 39 Vankoski, 27 McGee, 32 Heberling, 24 Wenzel, 40 Jarka, 10 Lawson, 3 Nespo, 17 Newman, 38 Kelly, 23 Raske, 35 T. Marston, Ulrich.
Forum Row:—25 Link, 28 F. Marston, 8 Molen. 13 Rillerbeck, 19 (Hidden. 27 Fllis, 37 Krueger, 26 Tietzer, 33 Trampske, 20 Schultz, 21 Witek, 31 Pomranke, 15 Sorge.
Tor Row:—11 Arnt, 24 Long, 32 Reinmann, 34 Schlundt, 36 Fritz, 16 Pischke, 29 Parker, 12 Mc-Clintick.
The Michigan City Red Devils had a very good season this year, winning six games and losing three, to maintain a very good average.
Sept. 8 — In the first game of the year the Red Devils handed the LaPorte Slicers a crushing 19 to 7 defeat. Touch downs were scored by Steinheiser, Skwiat, and Sirka.
Sept. 22—The Red Devils took the second game of the year from Valparaiso’s Vikings by a score of 26 to 6. The touch downs were scored by Schultz, Smertelny, and Fox.
Sept. 29 — For the first time in several years the Red Devils were able to beat the Goshen Redskins. The score was 22 to 7. “Chicken” Steinheiser played his last game, and it
was his clever running ability that put City in the win column. Touch clowns were scored by Skwiat and Steinheiser.
Oct. 6 — Again a football team bowed to City. This time it was Catholic Central of South Bend. The final score was 8 to 24. This was the Red Devils' fourth straight win. Touch downs were scored by Smertelny, Fox. and Schultz.
Oct. 13 — Friday the thirteenth, and City was handed its first defeat of the season by the South Bend Central Bears! The score was 28 to 12. City lost the services of Fox and Schultz early in the game and was unable to hold the heavier Bears away from the goal posts. City’s touch downs were scored by Smertelny and Schnick.
Oct. 20 — The Red Devils came bounding back, after suffering their defeat from South Bend Central, to bowl over Elkhart’s Blue Blazers. The final score was 14 to 7. Schultz scored both the City’s touch downs.
Oct. 27 — The Red Devils suffered their second defeat by losing to Rileys power house, 40 to 0. The game was very rough, and City lost the services of Schultz, Smertelny, Fox. and Van Vlack. Replacements were put in the game, but they were no match for Riley s bigger boys.
Nov. 3 — The Red Devils again bounced back from their defeat of the week before and beat South Bend Adams in a hard-fought game. The score was 25 to 14. City’s touch downs were scored by Skwiat and Smertelny.
Nov. 10 — The last game of the season was played against LaPorte, and City dropped its third game. The score was 38 to 33. This LaPorte ball club was a great improvement over the one played earlier in the season, and City came out on the short side of the score. Fox, Skwiat, Schultz, and Sirka made the touch downs for City.
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
Ed Fox was voted most-valuable football player, and Bill Sirka won the award for making the most tackles. The program was held at the Tivoli Theatre on November 1 3.
Coach Miller introduced several of his players; among them were Sirka, Van Vlack, Rayshich, Hayduk, Strelinski, Timm, Fox, Slocum, Peckat, Jarka, Schnick. Arndt, Skwiat, and Smertelny.
Coach Harold Wegner, Charles Cook, Norman Peckat, Ed Fox, Bud Schaeffer, Jerome Jarka, Bill Caldwell, Alex Schultz, Julias llayduk, Rogers Schofield. Casimir Domb-kowski, John Smertelny.
The Red Devil cage squad of 1944-45 has a record of nineteen wins and seven losses. The team brought state rating to Michigan City for the first time in a decade; yet in only a few games were they near their opponents’ size. Since the Devils consistently beat the favored teams of the conference, they were one of the most feared teams in Northern Indiana. The Devils next year will be without the help of Schaeffer. Fox, Schofield, Smertelny, Caldwell, and Sirka, as they are graduating seniors.
November 24—The Red Devils nosed out Valparaiso by a score of 45 to 44 in the opening game of the season. Schofield sank a long shot with a minute left to play and then collected the winning point from the charity stripe.
November 29—The Red Devils were handed their first defeat of the hardwood season by tough Lew Wallace. Led by Sikora, Lew Wallace tallied 47 points, while City chalked up 33 points. Schaeffer was high-point man, with four fielders and four charity tosses.
December 8—Benton Harbor triumphed over City by a score of 4 1 to 34, despite the high scoring of Schaeffer, Smertelny, and Peckat.
December 9—The Red Devils won their second home game by walloping North Judson by the score of 47 to 24. This was "Caz" Strelinski's last game before leaving for the armed forces. Smertelny was injured in the first quarter.
December 1 5—Before an audience of two thousand Michigan City defeated the LaPorte Slicers by a score of 32 to 26. Schaeffer was high-point man, followed closely by Schofield and Peckat.
December 1 6—The Red Devils blasted the Whiting Oilers by a score of 64 to 30 in revenge for the 62 to 49 defeat the Oilers handed the Devils last season.
December 22—City won its first Eastern Division Conference game by trouncing the Washington Panthers of South Bend. 43 to 19. This was a fast, rough game.
December 29—With five seconds to play and the score tied 35 to 35, Jarka made a free throw that won the game against the Goshen Redskins. This was the second loop win for the Wegnermen.
January 5—The Red Devils were handed their first Conference defeat of the season when the Elkhart Blue Blazers trimmed the Devils. 40 to 45. This snapped City’s seven-game winning streak.
January 10—The Devils beat the John Adams Eagles right in their own nest, 52 to 32.
January 12—After a hard game the Devils came out on top of Nappanee, 41 to 33. Schofield was high-point man, with I 4.
January 19—The Red Devils were victorious over a tough Central (South Bend) team by a score of 37 to 33. The free-throw line won the game, for the Devils made 1 7 out of 20 chances.
January 20—In what was termed an upset, Fort Wayne beat the Devils by 16 points, 49 to 33. City’s team was decidedly cold at this game.
January 26—Michigan City beat LaPorte in a close 35 to 31 game; 52 fouls were committed, Fox was hurt, and Peckat and Schofield fouled out.
February 2—Mishawaka tied City for third place in the Conference by beating the Devils. 52 to 42. The Mishawaka team was fast and classy.
February 6—The Red Devils defeated the St. Mary’s Blue Blazers, 59 to 31, and thereby won the city title. Because of the large lead, Wegner used all of his boys.
February 9—Riley of South Bend proved its right to Conference leadership by beating the Red Devils, 36 to 28. Schaeffer’s rebound work was excellent.
February 1 6—In the last game of the season the Red Devils beat Edison of East Gary, 42 to 27. Edison’s tall center gave City some trouble, but the Devils’ sharpshooters couldn't be stopped.
The Red Devils won the South Bend holiday tournament by defeating South Bend Central, 52 to 21, and Washington of South Bend. 41 to 34. The nets from this victorious episode rest in the Michigan City trophy cage.
Red Devils 94 Stillwell 27
Red Devils 55 Rolling Prairie 23
Red Devils 64 Union Mills 21
Red Devils 44 LaPorte 33
Red Devils 47 Emerson 26
Red Devils 42 Hammond High 48
After the Regionals at Hammond, the members of the basketball team unanimously elected Bud Schaeffer honorary captain of the 1944-45 basketball team.
Front Row: Corky Tietzer, Ted Marston, Elliott Sorge, Dave Lau, Fran Nespo, Fred
Marston, Coach Miller.
Rear Row: Larry Molen, Pete Skwiat, Clemens Vankoski, Ernie Heberling, Don Lueth,
Ray Schnick (manager), Billy Kolodziejski.
The Pink Imps had a fairly good season this year, winning seven games and losing eight games. The Imps were under the able coaching of Mr. Miller.
M. C. 39 Valparaiso 24 M. C. 14 LaPorte 30 M. C. 15 LaPorte 21
” 20 Lew Wallace 26 ” 39 Whiting 22 27 Mishawaka 23
” 21 LaPorte 24 ” 19 Washington (S. B.) 22 ” 21 St. Marys 20
” 17 Benton Harbor 19 ” 37 Nappanee 21 ” 9 Riley 26
” 23 North Judson 21 ” 19 Central 24 ” 37 Edison (E. Gary) 30dia ebaM
Row Onk: Leo Post (assistant manager), Joseph
Poland, Warren Henekel. Donald Waite, David Lau, Bill Sirka, Donald Miller, Lloyd Kelly, Russell Troy.
Row Two: Robert Smith (manager), Richard
Green, Elliott Sorge, Frank Nespo, Lowell Kusz-
maul, Alex Schultz, John Smertelny. James Lubs, Edward Pasula. Yoelilee Calvert.
Row Tiirkk: Eugene Parrett, Howard Spicer.
Roy Kist, Eugene Click. Clem Vankoski. Edward Pox, Roger Gielow. Bill Edinger, Kenneth No-watzke. Paul Petroff. John Denow.
Coach Andy Gill had a large number of boys from whom to choose a team this year. At the starting of the season twenty-eight players were out for basketball. The team this year furnished formidable opposition to any team because of the veterans as well as the promising new players. Bob Smith was manager, and Leo Post assistant manager.
April 17 Westville here
April 20 Mishawaka there
April 24 Washington here
April 27 Nappanee there
May 1 Adams here
May 4 LaPorte here
May 8 Elkhart there
May 12 Prison there
May 15 Riley there
May 18 Central here
85 Row One: Bud Schaeffer, Gerald Waite, Phil Pahl, Norman Tanber, Jerome Jarka.
Row low: Mr. Parsons, Frederick Arndt, James Frehse, Bill Franks, George Kay, Lyle
"Dad” Parsons' golf team was looking forward to more than its share of victories when this book went to press. The three veterans—Schaeffer, Jarka, and Tanber—were expected to bolster the team considerably. The schedule for this spring is listed below.
April 12 LaPorte ..LaPorte
April 24 ..South Bend
April 26 Michigan City
May 3 Adams, Riley, LaPorte. .. LaPorte
May 9 LaPorte, Central LaPorte
May II ..Michigan City
May 16 ..South Bend
May 26 ..LaPorte
Row One: Norman Baske. Bill Cannon. Robert
Schacht, Paul Culpepper. Fred Marston. Paul Gilmore. Wally Kstfan, Fred Billerbeck, Paul Craft-ton.
Row Two: Donald Allgood. Kaye Wellman. Lar-
ry Molen. Melvin Wenzel. McKenzie Scaife, Mike Thomas, Charles Jones, Roger Mignery, Charles Siebert, Carl Purcell.
Row Three: Gene Bendix (manager). Herbert
Tietzer. Ted Marston, Jim Weisflog. Norman Kahn, Peter Urnes, Robert Gehrke, Richard Fred-enburg, John Ellis, Jack Parker, Ralph Prosser, Jack Arndt, Coach Miller.
Row Four: Robert Drzewiecki (manager), Ron-
ald Bensz, Robert Decker, Eugene Shadford, Pat Papineau, Donald Spychalski. Lyle Lee. Robert Wilson, Ray Calkins, Don Lueth, Richard Pen fold.
Coach Miller had forty boys from whom to choose a track team this spring. This was an unusually large number of boys out for track. Nine or ten boys had had previous track experience, and this training was expected to help considerably. Bendix and Drzewiecki were the track managers. Michigan City faced tough competition, as is evidenced by the following schedule:
April 6 Valparaiso and North Judson Away
April 12 John Adams Away
April 14 Benton Harbor Home
April 17 Hobart Home
April 21 Riley Home
April 28 LaPorte Invitational Away
May 5 Conference Away
May 7 Central Home
May 12 Sectional Away
May 19 State Tourney Away
Herbert Hibnick, James Nicholas, Mr. Griffin, John Feallock, Phil Palil.
Mr. Griffin s tennis team had a very successful season this year — a season which ended with a record of no defeats. The boys showed unusual skill and speed in their games. Since most of the team will be back next year. Michigan City ought to emerge victorious again.
To start with. Mr. Griffin's team beat LaPorte, 3 to 2. Schofield won two straight sets. Craig was defeated, but Carlson s win put City in the lead. In the doubles City broke even—Pahl and Nicholas lost, while Schofield and Carlson won.
On September 27 Michigan City again beat LaPorte. This time the boys were really in earnest, for the score turned out to be 5 to 0.
Mishawaka was the victim of City on September 27 by a score of 4 to 0.
On September 28 City had a meet with South Bend Central and triumphed, 4 to 0. This ended the season with a record of no defeats.
Michigan City’s tennis team took second place at the Eastern Division Tennis Conference Tournament. Elkhart snatched first place. Schofield won the No. I singles; City also took second and third places in the singles. The doubles match was lost to Elkhart.
88Q. A. A.
Charlotte Dalilby Mary Simpson Eilaine Roth
Although every girl in high school who takes gym is a member of the G. A. A., there was only a small percentage of them that were active members this year. This was probably due to the fact that a number of the girls worked after school.
The girls started the year with soccer and hockey. Both games were played outside when the weather permitted them to play. When Jack Frost came around the corner, the girls retreated and took refuge in the gym. This was the place in which the deck tennis, volleyball, and basketball tournaments were played. Basketball was the most popular sport of the year. More girls took part in it than in any of the other activities. It seems as though they just won't let the boys get ahead of them. Although the girls’ rules are a little different from the boys', the principles are the same. Miss Sebesta, the sponsor of the G. A. A., was the official referee at all of the games.
In addition to playing games, the Girls’ Athletic Association sponsored the dance after the Michigan City - Edison basketball game. All proceeds went to the Memorial Plaque fund.
tsyQ. A. A.
Sitting on floor—Jacqueline Sheets, Phyllis Spy chalski, Maxine Roberts.
Standing, left—Vivian Taylor, Mary Simpson, Shirley Dressel.
On bench—Minetta Brown, Etta Stephens, Joyce Hermance, Dorothea Lubs, Madeline Thomas, Patricia Seaverns.
On bars—Mae Payne, Judith Dirks, Elvera Zabu-kas, Dorothy Swanson, Vera Schweizer.
Standing, right—Betty Westphal, Katherine Downs, Anna Post.
During the year the girls got together for a hayride and horseback riding party. Most of the girls felt very uncomfortable for a few days following the horseback riding party, but a good time was had by all.
At the Michigan City All-School Exhibit a group of girls volunteered to measure and weigh the people. For a souvenir the visitors received a little cardboard basketball with their height and weight written on the back of it.
Forwards—Ruby Flemings, Vera Sclnvei-zer, Anna Post, Elvera Zabukas.
Halfbacks—Mae Payne, Shirley Dressel, Dorothy Petroff.
Fullbacks — Dorothy Swanson, Betty Westphal.
Forwards—Phyllis Spyclialski. Elaine Roth, Charlotte Dahlby, Eilaine Roth.
Backfield—Mildred Dahlby, Delores Buell, Katherine Downs, Mary Simpson.DECK TENNIS
Left to Right—Shirley Dressel, Mae Payne, Anna Post, Vera Schweizer, Betty Westphal, Dorothy Swanson.
Left Side — Jean De-Vaux, Yvonne Spind-ler, Barbara Riley.
Holding Ball — Mary Simpson.
Right Side — Barbara Januchoski, Elaine Right Side — Elaine
92deatuLnekHooks or Weisflog?
But T don’t understand. Joyce Delaney Rayshich and Vernard Who’s next?
Gosh, this is tiresome. Ah, ah, Charlie!
Busy little helpers. Dornbrock experimenting. Good old Isaac C. Elston! Could it be Bud?
Look’s cold, girls.
What a pretty smile. Gosh, 4:00 at last!
Now for the climax, Fox. Charming Crafton.
Come on kids, yell!
Did you say 7:30 Tuesday? Swell pose, Dick.
94Exercise or work? Could it be Carlson? Sing it pretty.
You tell them, Astrid. Sirka
Pose nicely now.
Don’t hug it so closely. Our trophy case.
Kiley and Moore Moore and Nygren.
Throw it, Brother.
Oh, oh, now we’ll get it, Dance after the game. Clean e’m up, fellows.
95Could they be fooling?
Mow’d you get way down there?
Gosh, you’re cute.
An attractive bunch.
It couldn’t be the great Glancy!
You’re going to freeze.
Jo will show them.
Tell us. too, girls.
Gosh, you boys look serious. Could A1 be directing?
This time Klouman sneaked in.
Gilmore, the brain.
Don’t look now, girls, but— Just like the barber shop quartet.
96Come, boy8, smile, all of you.
A little trouble?
Will Gene find out the truth? Turning in some cash.
What’s the trouble, kids?
Food! at last!
Our front door.
Why do you all want Miss Luck? Spirit of Christmas.
What are you doing. Klue?
And who will do the job? Cafeteria.
Don’t get your feet wet!
Another bunch of our boys. What a pretty smile!
Blow, Gabriel, Blow!
97What’s so interesting in the COMET, girls?
Christmas tree in the library.
Chuck is studying hard at his physics. Don’t disturb him.
Two post-graduates leave school.
Well, it’s like this, hoys and girls.
Spicer studying chemistry.
Some Spanish students giving a demonstration.
Looking over Gill field.
Fox gets ready to shoot.
Two former students look over the stamp and bond chart.
Looks like a good game.
Cheer leaders resting at the game.
98What are you looking at, Paul? ... It was a cool October clay . . . And spring came.
You look very studious, Bill! . . . Boogie woogie boys . . . Getting hep.
I don’t mind it one bit . . . Ah, ah! don’t touch . . . Have a coke—thank you . . . Homework every night! . . . Not too high or you’ll fall.
we must go ... It looks as if spring is on its way . . . Doesn’t the school look swell? . . . Rather cold for a fire drill—brrr.
Miss Angstrom’s getting ready to conduct one of those sunrise periods . . . Tragedy on a country road . . . Bob helps Mr. Troyer demonstrate a problem.
Don’t Mr. Griffin and Mrs. Wickham look chummy? Come on, Will, blow harder . . . Off to school
Stick to the lesson, Roger . . . Stinky shows them how to do it . . . Isn’t love grand?
99It takes a redhead to solve it . . . Swing it, Mr. My ran . . . Amigo Ameo.
Look out, Fox! Hold it tight! ... It must be good.
Another day has ended . . . Gossip among the football team ... Ah ha! ! Caught in the act . . . Come on. Rudy; smile.
Yes, we know—another one of Dob’s tall tales . . . Look at my muscles . . . Teacher.
Yea Team, Fight! . . . Four yell leaders of the year . . . Something good to eat. One, two, three, hip. Watch him closely, Hopper.
Don Allison—“Oh Gad ! !”
Thelma Alslebcn—Cut off my legs and call me “Shorty.” Harold Arndt—Bell bottom trousers.
Ross Badfccy lit makes haste slowly.
Phyllis Barnes- Small hut mighty.
I,eo Bauglier- “Women don’t bother me—I ignore cm.” “Nat” Beall “Ask my guy.”
Paula Beane There’s a little devil dancin' in your laughin’ Irish eyes.
“Joe” Beck Never at a loss for words.
Henry Behrndt—A girl in every port.
Marilyn Bennett Has a mind of her own.
Lorraine Bensz As pretty a smile as one could see.
Donald Beyers—"I'm going to join the Foreign Legion.”
Gerry Blair—Greets everyone with a smile.
Mary Lou Blanchard—“Don’t bother me. I’m thinking.”
Tom Boothroyd Not a doubting Thomas.
Allen Bracken “Wink, and she will come to you.”
Charlotte Brinkman—Plenty of personality here.
Roger Brinkman -Ideal man.
Thelma Broten Woman of few words.
Lucille Bull "Oh! My aching back.”
Clara Bush—A mite of womanhood.
Bill Caldwell "Putting all jokes aside. I’m a serious guy." Ray Calkins Really tears up the track at the meets.
Bob Carlson—Important character on the tennis squad. Carolyn Chamness What more would you want in a girl? Kilcen Chenoweth Every time we say goodbye. . . . Catherine Chrapkowski Neat as a pin. i.enora Conklin “Please don’t say no. say maybe."
Eldon Coons—“Love is what we make it."
Mamie Cotton- Brisk as a bee.
"Norm" Cox—“When I'm in school. I keep my mind on schoolwork.”
Paul Crafton—When he speaks, we listen?
"Gene" Craig—Crack tennis player.
Bettie Crane Queen of the May.
Jack Curry—Yeh! Jackson.
Joan Cush She also slaves on the ELSTONIAN staff. Frank Dabbcrt—“Let's forget women for a minute.” Charlotte Dahlby Typical girl.
Barbara Davies That all-important ring adorns her finger. Bill Delaney—He leaves a trail of broken hearts.
John Denow—Oh! Johnny.
Richard Dcutscher “I’d ask you. but I'm bashful.”
Don DcV'aux Brown as a nut.
"Mick” Dierkes— He’s in the Navy now.
Marian Dickilman—Bright as a dollar.
Judy Dirks "Take a letter. Miss Dirks.”
"Gert" Dittmer—Light as a feather.
“Ed” Dornbrock—"Now here’s my opinion on the subject.............”
Katherine Downs Not what she does but how she does it.
Shirley Dressel “I'll have one of these, two of those, and three of them.”
Mary Sue Dunlap—Calm as can be.
Ward Eikclbcrg—From the halls of Montezuma..........
Helen Elko—Just a blushing, bashful girl.
“Bob" Fenske—“What should we civilians do?”
Barbara Femer Another blonde! Gee. we brunettes don’t have a chance.
Corinne Fleming Blonde hair, fair complexion, deep dimples.
Jack Foldenauer It’s the Jack that counts these days. Bette Foltz—Her Ipana smile gets ’em.
“Ed” Fox Bep. Rep, Bcp, Bep.
Richard Fredenburg Enjoys life in a quiet manner.
Annclla Frederick A maiden never bold of spirit, still and quiet.
Norma Gartman-r.Music hath charms; she has both.
Charles Gasteyer Quiet seeker after knowledge.
Don Glancy The blues chaser -So round, so firm, so fully packed.
"Gene" Gloye—Magician of the class.
Phyllis Gloye—"Just call me freckles."
Shirley Goddard When she opens her handbag, she digs into it like a terrier.
Jule Gourley A little bit of body; a lot of personality.
"Mindie" Green “Time tells on a man especially a good time.”
Allan Hammer "Counting sheep is no fun I’d rather count calves.”
Jane and Janet Hartke A happy-go-lucky pair.
Dorothy Hecht- Restless as the tip of a cat’s tail.
Ray Heisler He was listening with his face only.
Laura Henscll—Her eyes change the subject.
Joyce llermance—“What a woman!"
Dorothy Hert—"It takes two to make a marriage a single girl and an anxious mother.
Paul Hibner—A quiet, unassuming lad.
“Ernie” Hitt Has feet that are good for dancin’.
“Jo" Holden The only female baritone in captivity.
“Jim" Hopper—11c is a leader of men and a follower of women.
Dorothy Hunt—She was listening out of the corner of her mind.
Lorraine Hyska- Business is business.
Rosemarie In Man Music in her fingers.
Doris lions She is neat, she is sweet from her head to her feet.
Leanna Ivey A regular information bureau.
“Al” Jacobucci -A trumpeter pulling notes like taffy into a thin sweet thread of sound.
"Bernic" Janas “Lighting three cigarettes on a match isn’t unlucky; it’s unlikely.”
Carl Janasiak "Did you ever sec such a smile before?"
Marilyn Jasch— Blows a mean harmonica.
"Gene” Jasicki Built for endurance, not for speed.
"Gil” Joers- “Better to have loved them all than never to have loved at all."
Bob Johnson “A military expert is one who tells you what's going to happen tomorrow then tells you why it didn’t.”
"Chuck” Jones Bookie fingers.
Evelyn Jordan—“There was a sudden lull in the storm as the wind shifted gears.”
George Karm- "Nothing ever happens in this town, but what you hear makes up for it.”
"Mig" Keleher—In art she finds expression.
Arline Keltz Variety is the spice of life.
Merrillyn Keys Two please...........
Mildred Killingbcck Her presence lends its warmth.
Ray Klemzowski—“Let’s take the long way home.”
Bob Klouman—“Gee, how 1 like to tease the girls."
Eileen Klue “A woman’s mind is cleaner than a man’s she changes it more often.”
Clare Koepke- Man about town.
Norma Kretzmann lias brains and uses 'em.
Jeanne Krueger—Five foot two; eyes of brown.
"Bep” LeFebre— Ideal girl in the eyes of a certain boy-
Evelyn Leser— Life of a party.
"Marge” Lieber—The Bette Davis of the Senior Class.
“Don” Link Still water runs deep, but the devil’s at the bottom of it.
Edwin Linscmeyer Man of few wonls.
Henry Lisak Hasn't much to say when women are around. "Odie" Lisak Saved for John.
Dorothea F.uhs “This time the duration will last longer than the war.” 4
Phyllis Lubs Musical fingers.
"Bob” (aldington- "Now before 1 start, I want to say something.”
Leona Ludwig—“My feet were so cold I was walking from memory.”
Joyce Mansfield Friendly as a white picket fence.
Mildred Marciniak “She talks like a revolving door.”
“Jo" Matassa—“He used to be my flame until he went out with that squirt."
“Jo" Mathias—The edges of her voice curl with curiosity.
Jitn Maxwell “I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.”
Charlotte MeXeal—A woman of a few thousand words. Dorais Mercier—“I don’t dance, but I'd love holding you while you do.”
Betty Mcrrcll—"Cats arc animals that sleep fat and walk thin.”
Jerome Mikulski—“Too bail. He was a window washer, and he stepped back to admire his work.”
Betty Miller—Spry as a kitten.
Don Missal Linked sweetness, long drawn out.
Betty Moore—She babbles incessantly as if she had sprung a leak.
"Jo” Nash—A good man’s hard to find.
"Millie” Xespo- Einie, menic, minic, moc.
“Jo” Nichols- -‘‘Who said there was a man shortage?” Marion Noble—Sweet kid.
"Georgie” Xuss—Two dimples tack her smile into place.
Astrid Nygren A short order and make it blonde.
“Jan” Ohlhauser—"What the average man likes about the average girl is his arms.”
"Shirl" Oswalt—Getting some fun out of life.
Gene Parrett—“The little Nazis follow in their fathers' goosesteps.”
Shirley Parry—A little lady no bigger than a soft whisper. Glenn Patterson—Bonnie blue Sailor.
Mac Payne- She makes haste slowly.
Betty Peo—"I could read him like the top line of an optometrist’s chart.”
Dorothy Petroff- "lie looked at me as if I were a side dish he hadn't ordered.”
Norma Platt—She doesn’t need vitamin pills.
Richard Pliske—He’s dame-dreaming—Eleanor.
Anna Post—She has a mind of her own.
Robert Ragsdale- "Never hit a man when he’s down. lie might get back up.”
Clarence Rapp—“Courage is fear that lias said its prayers.”
Tom Ringo "The Brain.”
Betty Ritter—Has discovered the secret of perpetual motion.
Ralph Roatnes—He’s in the Army now.
Maxine Rol crts—Nice things come in tiny packages. “Gene" Rulff—"Just call me ‘Dixie’.”
Shirley Santow—“I said "No” and prayed he wouldn’t believe me.”
Jeanne Sarvcr—Loves her sweaters.
Bud Schaeffer—What more could a woman ask for?
Eldon Schlundt—"In this town there’s nothing doing every minute.”
Rogers Schofield State tennis champ.
Arianne Schreiber She’s a chain-talker—lights each sentence from the spark of the last.
Gloria Schroyer Fair of a lily.
Audrey Schultz -There is trust and friendliness in her.
Betty Schwark Really a swell girl.
Vera Schwcizer "Pull up a fence and lean over.”
Ruth Seedorf— Has brains and uses ’em.
Eleanor Sheblosky “I’d rather work nights—then I don’t have to get up in the morning.”
Doris Sherwood Sharp as a pin.
Marjorie Shires A blonde!
Bill Sirka -Doesn’t like women?
Doris Sjoberg The ELSTON IAN’S Sophomore editor. Shirley Sjoberg- Nice girl.
John Smertelny People refer to him as "Smert."
David Smith—“1 don’t know.”
Elzetta Smith "Well, make up my mind.”
Ixnraine Sobccki—Hash-slingcr, Lorraine.
Florence Spears—“I’m beginning to see the light.”
Nan Sprague—Has dimples like small whirlpools in her cheeks.
Betty Squires—Loves life.
Jack Standau—Man about town.
John Stanfield—Mammy’s little baby loves shortin’ bread. Ruth Stark Ruthy does her duty.
John Steinhciscr He prefers blondes.
Etta Stephens—A first-elass athlete.
Betty Stibs—Good-natured kid.
"Cas” Strclinski—"Come with me to the "Cas” "bah.” Marilyn Studcr "He’s just my Bill.”
Dorothy Swanson—A tall blonde with something.
Ray Szczcpanek—"Why bother with women?”
Frances Thomas—"Studies never bother me.”
Doris Tilman—Where she goes boys will follow.
“Chuck” Timm—"People who throw kisses are mighty near hopelessly lazy.”
“Rudy” Timm—Important man on the football squad. “Freddie” Topolski—Every man has his devilish moments. Albert Tully—Quite a hand at art.
George I’sclton—"I’ve got a way of looking into a girl’s eyes that makes her forget what I look like.”
“Dick” Van Vlack—Anchors Awcigh.
Margaret Venice—“Oh! a man! !”
Barbara Walburn—Variety is the spice of life.
Warren Weiss- Tall, dark, and bashful.
Eleanor Welkic—Neatly stacked.
Betty Westphal- Do you ride English or Western saddle, Betty?
Bob Wiese—Has a neat pile of vocal cords.
Richard Wilke—"I guess so.”
Evelyn Wintek—Doesn’t have much to say.
Richard Wolfe—"All girls do is talk, talk, talk.”
Elvera Zabukas—Why ask me?”
"Sue” Zeek—When she walks, her whole figure makes eyes at you.
Bob Zelenka—“I’ve got a driver’s license, too.”
Loretta Zezula—Quite a talker.
Adele Ziomek—When she passes, their eyebrows whistle.
Mabel Schlunz—Pretty as a picture—nice frame, too.i e m.e nt DELANEY FURNITURE CO.
RUSSELL H. KRAMER
THE SPAULDING SHOP
Michigan City, Indiana
In Our New Home
424 Franklin Street
BECKS JEWELRY CO.
First-class Watch Repairing Optometrists
511 Franklin Street Michigan City, Ind.
913 Franklin Street ... Phone 2244
Herb Mike's Barber Shop
KRUEGER DRY CLEANERS
911 Franklin Streethe School of Tomorrow Will Know the School of Today ...
Because through the pages of this annual are recorded by picture and word the eventful days of 1944- 1945, your work, play, and participation in World War II.
THE SERVICE ENGRAVING COMPANY
85 W. Canfield Avenue • Detroit 1, MichiganBrownie’s Famous Hamburgers
DR. B. H. KAPLAN
• Baked Ham Hot Dogs Specializing in EXAMINATION OF THE EYES 123 East Eighth Street - - Phone 2000
French Fries Hot Chili
Complete Fountain Service HATS Cleaned and Blocked
BROWNIE'S DRIVE-IN CLEM’S Cleaning and Pressing 109 E. 9th Street
1208 Franklin Street - - - Phone 3861 Phone 1943 We call for and deliver
CLOTHING STORE Compliments of
525 Franklin St. BLOCKSOM COMPANY
Bowman and Leverenz •
Telephone 3242 BEST WISHES EIGHTH STREET CAFE
ROOT FUNERAL HOME 112 W. 8th Street
312 East Seventh Street Joseph M. and Margaret Root and NORB'S CAFE 116 W. 6th Street
Joseph M. and Margaret Root
116 W. 6th StreetTextbooks Alone Are Not Enough
TO HELP PREPARE TODAYS STUDENTS FOR TOMORROWS PROBLEMS!
Your local daily newspaper is indispensable in acquiring knowledge and understanding!
A COMMUNITY BUILDER
107BETTE MOORE SHOP
Dresses — Suits — Coats
Michigan City, Indiana
524 Franklin Street
109 West Ninth Street
Diamonds — Watches — Jewelry 531 Franklin Street
Michigan City, Indiana
For Finest Quality
807 Franklin Street
CHRYSLER - PLYMOUTH SALES - SERVICE
1103-05 Franklin Street
Michigan City, Indiana Phone 699
BUCHANAN’S Coast-to-Coast CLEANERS and DYERS
Main office and plant 514 E. Michigan St. Phone 472Buy and Keep Your War Bonds and Stamps for Victory and for Your Future!
TIVOLI ... LIDO ---
TheatresArnies Griddle Salutes the Class of '45
May the coming year bring us Victory in War and Success in Peace
llth and Franklin Streets
ARNOLD A. MAYER
Michigan City’s Exclusive Children’s Shop
Henry F. Grauhnian, K. Fh. Prescription Specialists
Northern Indiana Steel Supply Company
DR. G. G. GIFFORD
201 E. Eighth St. at Fine
8th Franklin Sts.
Phone 565As in the Past
So now in the Present
OTTO AICHER CO
710-712 Franklin Street
1867—-"Sincere Service through the Years"—1945
SHEET METAL WORK EASTPORT LAUNDRY DRY CLEANERS
Telephone 36 1513 East Michigan Street
415 Franklin Street Telephone 1718
TONN BLANK, INC. • ® Seeing Spots? • • • • 9 If Spots Are On Your Clothes, • • • Let Us Remove Them £
104 North Franklin Street • PHONE 839 •
General Contractors Builders • ANDRUS •
“SKE US BEFORE YOU BUILD” Dry Cleaning-Tailoring • 308 Franklin Street •
DWYER PRODUCTS CORPORATION
112“Coca-Cola is the answer to thirst that adds refreshment. Your own experience tells you just what to expect. Ice-cold Coke has the happy knack of making thirst a minor matter... refreshment your
“And your own experience will prove this fact: The only thing like Coca-Cola is Coca-Cola itself.”
yt “I speak for Coca-Cola. I speak for Coke. Both mean the same thing ... the real thing...'coming from a single source, and well known to the community’.”
AUTHORITY Of THE COCA-COLA COMPANY BY
COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY, MICHIGAN CITY, IND.Congratulations, Seniors of 1945—may there always be an abundance of success and happi-
ness in the future for each of you BLACKMOND'S
BLUE ROSE BEAUTY SHOP •
Margaret Grattenthaler, Prop.
PERMANENTS - FINGERWAVES Good Luck and Best Wishes to the
MANICURES - COSMETICS - NOVELTIES Class of '45 from the
320 Decatur Streets ... Phone 4184 KARMELKORN SHOP Ralph Baker, Prop.
Housewares - Sporting Goods •
Tires - Tubes - Batteries Compliments of
Garden Equipment - Auto Supplies THE BODINE STUDIO
Luggage - Paint - Clothing The Best Name on Portraits
FIRESTONE STORES 412 Franklin Street
607 Franklin Street - Phone 1616 •
• Compliments of Compliments
HAT DRESS SHOP • DOBESKI’S SHOE STORE
MICHIGAN CITY, INDIANA
Compliments of Congratulations
JOS. BORKOWSKI and
Home Store Best Wishes to the
GROCERIES MEATS Senior Class of 1945
Phone 3227 We Deliver 517 E. Darker Avenue HIRSCH'S
Michigan City, Indiana Michigan City’s Popular Price Store
THE FLORENCE BEAUTY SHOPPE
SEARS ROEBUCK CO.
112 West Warren Street
FRANKLIN PHARMACY John J. Marszalek We Wish the Class of 1945 a Very Happy and
Registered Pharmacist The Rexall Store Prosperous Future
1517 Franklin Street When You Buy . . .
Michigan City, Indiana I’hone 234 We Deliver SCHOLL'S
Golden Guernsey Milk
Compliments You get the Best Value in Finer Flavor and
of Better Nourishment
BOSTON SHOE STORE Serve This Food That Builds
W. L. Tobin, Manager Shoes for the family Strong Americans
• Compliments of BLUE BELL BEAUTY SHOP • HARBOR COAL
118 Green Street ... Phone 1770 • OIL CO., INC. •
THE FAWLEY-ABBOTT CO. Compliments of
FURNITURE Brady's Fur Shop
809 Franklin Street and
Phone 201 J McCracken Florist
116RELIANCE MANUFACTURING COMPANY
— “The Store of Quality” —
Dry Goods - - - Draperies
EXCELSIOR MANUFACTURING CO., INC.
"We wish the Class of '45 a very happy and prosperous future."
829 Franklin Street - - Phone 933
CURLY TOP BEAUTY SHOP
“Modern Styles for the Modern Woman”
117ANN'S PERSONALITY BEAUTY SHOP
Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Class of 45
703 ' • Franklin Street
WM. F. LEVERENZ
INSURANCE - - REAL ESTATE
1015 E. Michigan Street
Call 802 for
Our Tickets are Good on All Lines Everywhere
L. MISSAL DECORATING CO.
We Specialize in
QUALITY WALLPAPER PAINTS
Phone 2308 825 Franklin Street
BOYD E. PHELPS, Inc.
WASTE MATERIAL CORPORATION
Designs Plans Specifications Estimates Residential - Industrial Public Buildings
820 Union Street
622 ¥i F'ranklin Street
FRED STERN “Stem Value” • Compliments of
Men’s Young Men’s Wear CIPARES INSURANCE AGENCY
ROYAL HAT CLEANERS Compliments of
Suits Cleaned Pressed MONTGOMERY WARD
Shoe Repairing COMPANY
718 Franklin Street 717-719 Franklin Street Phone 4360
« « BUY WAR BONDS » » NORTHERN INDIANA PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY
119A savings account is the essential requirement for college education.
CITIZENS BANK FIRST NATIONAL BANK MERCHANTS NATIONAL BANK
1004 E. Michigan Street
Congratulations, Members of the Class of 1945, 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 Equipment Typewriters . Check Protectors . Adding Machines 725 Franklin Street Phone 1690 and “We Will Deliver”
CHICAGO, SOUTH SHORE SOUTH BEND RAILROAD
118 West Seventh StreetAUTOGRAPHS
The Class of 45 and the members of the ELSTONIAN staff wish to extend their sincere thanks to all those who contributed to the publication of the 1945 LLSTONIAN: the advertisers, the patrons, the printer, the engraver, the cover company, the photographers, Mr. C. F. Humphrey, the faculty, and Miss Shepherd (our sponsor).
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