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 Outward Bound  • The Senior Class presents THE 1947 ELSTOIUN YEARBOOK OF THE ISAAC C. ELSTON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL MICHIGAN CITY, INDIANA Editor - in - chief: Donald Allison Business Manager: Stuart Brolly Supervised by: M iss Goldie ShepherdIntroduction “How do you do; my name is Smokey. Although you had never seen Cindy and me until you turned the preceding page, we have, nevertheless, been around here, watching you people at work for a long time. Cindy and 1 met in Chicago a few years ago, and we both decided that it would be interesting to see what boys and girls were doing in high school these days. A Michigan Central engine — the one on this page, by the way — overheard our conversation and suggested that we come down here to visit the Isaac C. Elston High School in Michigan City. “We enjoyed our first visit so much that we agreed then and there to come back as often as we could. The war upset many of our plans, and we couldn't come so often as we would have liked to. There was many a time when 1 was on the road twenty-four hours; and my days off, few and far between as they were, had to be spent in resting and undergoing repairs. “Cindy fared little better. 1 remember limping into the terminal late one night with a burned-out connecting rod bearing. My rod hurt so much that 1 paid little attention to the other locomotives near the round house, and when 1 was hailed by the soot-stained engine w ith the oil spattered wheels which stood on the next track, I could hardly believe my ears. Yes, it was Cindy.” “If I dare say, Smokey, there were times during the war when your appearance was nothing about which to toot your whistle, but 1 really interrupted to offer an explanation. You readers may wonder w'hy Smokey and I can talk, but an engine would have to be pretty empty between the marker lights to have spent as much time in high school as we have and not to have learned anything.” “All right. Cindy, let me finish what I have to say. Our readers may be interested in why the staff chose a railroad theme for the ELSTONIAN this year. Well it’s our idea. Cindy’s and mine. We are both very proud of the railroads, and while talking with the editor-in-chief one day last spring, we must have let our enthusiasm get a little out of hand, because before we could say New York. Susquehanna. and Western, his mind and pencil were going like the Super Chief. He presented the idea to the staff, and this book is the result. They hope that you like it. “Like anything which plays an essential part in our everyday lives, the railroad is taken for granted. We cannot possibly imagine an America or a world without railroads. Much of that which made our nation great is the sweat, smoke, steel, and steam of the railroad industry. “It took the thin iron rails of the Union Pacific, Great Northern, Baltimore and Ohio, Newr York Central, Santa Fe, and many others to link successfully and permanently the East and West, thus uniting these U nited States. Today the life blood of this nation pulses swiftly, twenty-four hours a day, over a vast network of steel behind the staccato bark of steam locomotives, the guttural thunder of diesels, and the smooth, quiet murmur of electric power. “Here I am giving you the same lecture I gave the editor last spring, but it’s the truth, and I am sincere in every word I have said. Come on, Cindy, let’s highball. We have a lot of track to cover!” The staff wishes to express its appreciation to the Illinois Central System, the Southern Pacific Lines, and the Chicago, South Shore and South Bend Railroad for the excellent cooperation which made possible many of the photographic reproductions in this book. The Southern Pacific supplied the half-title color plate; the Illinois Central, the photographs on pages three, seven, seventeen, fifty-one, seventy-five, and ninety-three; and the South Shore, the illustration on page one hundred-five. — 4Within These Portals These doors are quite familiar to the average hoy and girl of Michigan City, as is the case with anything which one encounters several times a day for the better part of three years. Much happens in that surprisingly short period of time between one’s first bewildering entry into the high school through these doors and that day when they swing shut behind one for the last time, thus concluding a very pleasant chapter in one’s life. The many experiences encountered during one’s high school days, some of which will be recalled with greater pleasure than others, are mellowed by the passing of time, and the senior walking out to Detroit Street for the last time usually finds his eyes growing just a little dim with nostalgia. The front doors of the high school are like the opening of a kaleidoscope, in which is revealed hundreds of colorful, ever-changing experiences. There is no finer way to start the day off right than by walking toward the building on a bright and warm April morning, with the voices of the glee club members wafting from open windows and the cottonwoods on the lawn looking as if someone had impishly dusted them with snow during the night. Think of all the smells which we have come to associate with the high school: the tempting odors which float up from the cafeteria at that time of the morning when the hands of the clock appear as if they will never reach 11:45; the penetrating smell of paint and varnish which permeates the building on the first day of school; the savory, unmistakable odor of the Junior Class s pop corn which finds its way to the building from the new auditorium the afternoon before a basketball game; and last, hut certainly not least, those indescribable stenchs produced by chemistry students. If their proficiency in the field of chemistry is equal to the power, variety, and penetrating quality of the odors which they induce with so little apparent effort, we have a number of potential chemical engineers in our midst. Day-to-day school affairs are occasionally brightened, perhaps merely by a convocation or a pep session. Speculation is rampant whenever a social event approaches. "Who’s going with who?” is the all-important question. The atmosphere is electric with ever-increasing expectancy the week before that day marked in red on any upper classman’s calendar — the Junior Class Prom. There are times, like report card or exam days, when the prevailing atmosphere is one of restlessness and uneasiness. Then, despite the frequency with which they are received, one always experiences a hard, cold, rather shocking blow in the stomach, accompanied by the thought “Now' what have I done?” on being presented one of those small slips of paper requesting the recipient’s presence in the office of C. F. Humphrey AT ONCE! The business of learning is hard work, regardless of whether you are a commercial, a vocational, or an academic student; but if we had to, we wouldn’t mind doing it again, because we enjoyed every — well, almost every minute of it! — 5 —The Isaac C. Elston Senior High SchoolADMINISTRATIONBoard of Education Mr. Chas. R. Radey Mrs. Ruth Rydzy Mr. Phil Calahan By the use of a little imagination we can associate the people in our school administrative offices with railroad officials. The Board of Education is in many ways like the Board of Trustees of some great, far-reaching rail system. Although relations between the students and the Board are indirect, the activities of this group have an important bearing upon the well-being of the entire student body. Meetings of the Board are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month with Mr. Chas. R. Radey presiding as president, Mr. Phil Calahan acting as treasurer, and Mrs. Ruth Rydzy, as secretary. The primary duty of this group is to determine the policy of the Michigan City public schools. As financial secretary to the Board of Education, Miss Alma Schilf must not only attend all Board meetings but is responsible for school employee payrolls, financial reports, insurance records for school property, new auditorium rental fees, and the handling of pensions as well. Assistant Secretary Jeanette Schlunz has numerous bookkeeping, filing, and record-maintenance duties in addition to her regular stenographic work. — R — Miss Alma Schilf Miss Jeanette SchlunzMr. M. L. Knapp, superintendent of schools, is responsible for the smooth, efficient, and coordinated operation of the entire school system. When not kept at his desk by administrative duties, Mr. Knapp can be found visiting the various public schools of the city. We of the student body are aware of his competent supervision and are conscious of the fact that our best interests are always foremost in his mind. Mr. M. I.. Knapp Mr. Knapp has the able secretarial assistance of Miss Lois Johnson. Besides her work as a secretary, Miss Johnson must check attendance data and supervise the distribution of grade school supplies. — 9 — Miss Lois JohnsonDr. Nelle C. Reed Nurse Ruth Kemena Armed with hypodermic syringes, vials of vaccine, a hearing tester, and various other medical paraphernalia. Dr. Nelle C. Reed and Nurse Ruth Kemena go quietly and efficiently about the work of promoting good health among the students of the public schools of the city. Dr. Reed's “shingle hangs above a door on the second floor of the high school, and it is here that the doctor and nurse “hold office” during the early part of the morning. Dr. Reed and Nurse Kemena spend the remainder of the day making their rounds of the grade schools. We welcome a new member of the administrative body to our building - Mr. Warren Jones, who succeeds, as attendance officer, Mrs. Anna B. Weaver, who retired last year. Mr. Jones is interested if a student works, and doubly interested if and why one doesn’t - - in school, anyway. He issues working permits to students seeking part-time employment and also keeps an eye on the chronic absentees of the public schools. — 10 — Mr. Warren JonesPrincipal C. F. Humphrey’s duties parallel, in several respects, those of a railroad division master. His primary and most difficult task is that of keeping over eight hundred students highballing safely over the long and often difficult grades of the senior high school division. We owe much to Mr. Humphrey, not only for his leadership and guidance, but also for the fact that this high school, mainly through his efforts, has come to be regarded very highly for its high scholastic standing hy other high schools in Indiana and hy major universities in the Midwest. Mr. C. F. Humphrey Much could be said and written about Mrs. Martha Weisflog, Mr. Humphrey’s secretary. Her work is not easy, and the many students who may always be found in the outer office asking for information, purchasing supplies, and answering such queries as "Where were you at the sixth period yesterday?” do little to simplify her tasks. Graduating seniors will remember Mrs. Weisflog as a kind and quiet woman with indefatigable patience, who has the remarkable ability of being able to quell rapidly the anxiety one experiences on being summoned to the office. — 11 — Mrs. Martha WeisflogTwo Temples A builder builded a temple. He wrought it with grace and skill; Pillars and groins and arches All fashioned to work his w ill. Men said as they saw its beauty, “It shall never know decay. Great is thy skill, 0 builder: Thy fame shall endure for aye.” A teacher builded a temple With loving and infinite care, Planning each arch with patience, Laying each stone with prayer. None praised her unceasing efforts None knew of her wondrous plan For the temple the teacher builded Was unseen by the eyes of man. Gone is the builder’s temple, Crumbled into the dust; Low lies each stately pillar, Food for consuming rust. But the temple the teacher builded Will last while the ages roll, For that beautiful, unseen temple Is a child's immortal soul. —Hattie Vose Hall — The stall wishes to express its thanks to the National Education Association for permission to use this poem. — 12 —Faculty Miss Wilma Commer Miss Mildred Dahlberg Miss Mabel Engstroin Mr. James Griffin Miss Bernice Henry Mr. Ivan Horn Mr. George Irgang Mrs. Florence Kelly Miss Genevieve klueh Commer — gay, musical, artistic. Dahlberg — helpful, sweet, considerate. Engstroin — interesting, enthusiastic, studious. Griffin — well-liked, entertaining, advising. Hart — neat, strict, well-poised. Henry — versatile, nice, quiet. Horn — pleasant, humorous, independent. Irgang precise, executive, witty. Kelly — helpful, fair, patient. Klueh — considerate, ambitious, capable. Long — orderly, friendly, alert. 13 — Mr. Harry LongFaculty Miss Mellie Luck Mrs. Bernice Mann Mr. Sheldon Maxey Miss Frances McConkey Miss Jeanette Murphy Mrs. Vera Murray Mr. Palmer Myran M r. Janies Nicholas Mr. Arthur Parsons Luck — frank, reliant, artistic. Mann — entertaining, capable, mischievous. Maxey — obliging, cheerful, popular. McConkey — original, placid, concise. Miller — talkative, athletic, nice-looking. Murphy — petite, neat, sweet. Murray — well-liked, gentle, humorous. Myran — musical, thorough, energetic. Neff — amusing, talkative, thoughtful. Nicholas — ingenious, capable, tolerant. Parsons — genial, sincere, talkative. — 14 —Faculty Miss Goldie Shepherd Miss Geraldine Relander Mr. Riley Schaeffer Miss Frances Sehesta Mr. Ralph Sellers Mr. Lester Smith Miss Leona Stuart Mr. Henry Ten Harkel Mr. Russell Trover Mr. Harold Wegner Relander —- confiding, patient, serene. Schaeffer — quiet, strict, impressive. Sehesta athletic, unusual, interesting. Sellers — engaging, talkative, thorough. Shepherd — competent, attractive, accurate. Smith — jolly, obliging, considerate. Stuart — sympathetic, understanding, soft-spoken. Ten Harkel — musical, enthusiastic, spontaneous. Troyer — alert, sympathetic, friendly. Wegner — kind, athletic, sincere. Wolfe — quiet, pretty, determined. — 15 — Miss Dorothea WolfeThe Whirl of Everyday LifeCLASSES SENIORSOver the First HillSenior Class History Joe Poland Elliott Sorge Paul Sherer •‘Well, Cindy, we’re going to meet the seniors now.” “Yes. and. Smokey. do you realize that they compose the largest graduating class in the history of this school?” “Say, that’s really something. Speaking of history, they have a very interesting one.” “Yes, they do. I remember their sophomore year; they had good executives - - • Elliott Sorge was president; Don Lueth, vice-president; Wilma Schumacher, secretary - and good sponsors - - Mrs. Wickham and Mr. Irgang. Besides doing lots of homework, they had lots of fun. The biggest event of the year was the Sophomore Party, with a theme of the Wild West. They were entertained by both male and female chorus lines and songs by the Three Witches.” “Yes, they really started out with a bang, but I think that their junior year is my favorite. They began to feel more at home then, and they joined lots of clubs and other extra-curricular activities. They worked hard in the concessions. and for the sectionals they even obtained a new addition - - a hot dog stand. Besides that, they put on a good Junior Play. In spite of the fact that it was delayed considerably by a “flu” epidemic. “Junior Miss.” ably directed by Miss Luck and starring Phyllis Richter as the impossible adolescent, turned out to be a delightful comedy. From all their hard work they collected a considerable amount of money, which enabled them to put on an extra-fine prom. The theme was ‘An Arabian Night. The entrance was a huge book cover: the walls were completely concealed by huge murals and buildings depicting an Arabian desert and town. The tables had desert oases and dancing girls for centerpieces. The music wa- furnished by Jack Holbrook and his Stardusters. The program was a skit depicting the goings-on in a sultan’s palace. They chose able leaders that year - - - Paul Sherer, president; Joyce l)« laney, vice-president; Elliott Sorge, secretary: and sponsors. Miss Wolfe and Mr. Horn. Altogether. it was a very happy and successful year, not soon t be forgotten. “Their senior year was a thrill, too. They chose male officers—Elliott Sorge, president; Joe Poland, vice-president; Paul Sherer, secretary—and able sponsors—Mrs. Mann and Mr. Irgang. They had lots of business that year: Elstonian pictures had to be taken, credits counted up. cards and announcements ordered, and measurements for caps and gowns taken. In addition, there were practices for the Class Day program, the marching for Commencement, and many other things. In between these activities they presented an hilarious Senior Play. It was a great success, and much honor is due to Miss Luck, the director, and her cast. Everyone in the class did a great job the whole year, and I hope that they all get along as well in the working world as they did in school.” "Cosh, Smokey, they were really busy. I think that they’ve had lots of fun in spite of their grumbling about school work ami things. Even though they're glad to be graduating. I know that they’re sad to realize that their school days are over.” “Yes, Cindy, you’re right. Their Baccalaureate service will be held June 1, and Commencement will be June 5, when the Reverend Harold F. Carr will speak. Just think, soon the band will play the Recessional, the seniors will walk out. and it will all be over.” “Well. Smokey. I wish them all the luck in the world, and I hope that they'll all be good citizens.” “The same goes for me.” Mr. George Irgang — 21 — Mrs. Bernice MannMarie Ahrendt Donald Allison Jack Amdl James Arndt Richard Arndt Ruth Atlas Ralph Bannuiart Nancy Bardonner Ruth Barnhouse Rita Ba zia Marge Beck Ronald Bens: Lyle Bentley Frank Benwell John Berlien Lloyd Berry — 22 —Fred BiUerbeck Wallace Blarney Katherine Brickley Ramona Brinkman Stuart Brolly Barbara Burdick Ramona Burns William Cannon Marjorie Carnahan Richard Chambers Joan Chinski Norman Chinski Gloria Cldebowski John Chrapkowski Loren Cojer Gene Cook Allen Cota Doris Cox Donna Crooks Raul Culpepper Nicholas Dabkowski James Dale Joyce Delaney Joanne Denow — 23 —all slicked up for our pictures Jean DeVaux James Donnelly Ann Dostie Janies Downs Harriet Dyszkiewicz Rose Marie Echimovich William Edinger John Ellis Greta Emmons Wallace Estfan John Feallock Valerie Flueggc Dorothy Foldenauer Marion Foster Allen Fritz Donald FurnessLois Garrison Gretchen Gasteyer Robert Gehrke Lillian Glassrnan Steve GI id den Golleen Goddard Richard Green Phyllis Gring Robert Groendyke Carol Hatfield Norma Haven Joan Hayden Ernest Heberling Jeanette Herrbach Marie Hert Herbert Hibnick Martha Hileman Alex Honyak Robert Hopper Ramona Hundl Ellsworth Irk William Johns Delores Jarnutowski Joan Jasicki — 25 —went to lots of dances and parties . . Donald Jenkins Richard Johnson Vidor Jurshans Norman Kahn Delores Kami Elaine Kassube Barbara Kemp Patricia Keppen Ruth Kessler Marianne Kickush Eileen Kintzele Norman Kniola Henry Konda Delores Kops Marilyn Koss Janice Kottler — 2( —Marshall Krantz Barbara Krueger Beverly Krueger Thomas Krueger Lotvell Kuszmaul Thelma Larson Phyllis Lauer Harold Lawson Charles Leist John LcRoy Richard Levin Joanne Levine Ronald Lieber Dale Linn Donald Logmann Marvin Losiniecki James Lubs Jack Luchtman Donald Lueth Corinne Lutz Margaret McGinley Anita McIntyre Mary Ann Mackowiak Alan Mansfield — 27 —went to the games and rooted for our team . . . Jeanette Manthey Lois Manthey Virginia Maschke Arthur Mayer Patricia Meeker Diane Meilstrup Roger Mignery Jerome Mikulski Patricia Miller Larry Molen Sally Moore Howard Myers Anna Marie Nadaj James Nicholas Carol Nicklas Gloria Ohlhauser — 28 —Marjorie OldeneUel Barbara Olsen Anthony Paquette Jack Parker Maurice Parker Edward Pasula Dorothy Pavolka Marion Pawlik Francis Patvloski Richard Penjold Lyle Peters Paul Petrofj Adam Piechnik Loretta Podgorski Lorraine Podgorski Joe Poland Kester Pollock Wayne Pomranke Leo Post Norbert Pozdol Ralph Precious Carl Purcell Loretta Rakoczy George Rayshich — 29 —prayed for good grades to make sure we’d graduate . Robert Reed Richard Rhodes Phyllis Richter Barbara Riley Robert Rudolph Sherwood Salmassy Robert Schacht Richard Schapanski Rose Schaumann Russell Schlaak Arlan Schlundt Donald Schlundt Kenneth Schlunz Marvel Schlunz Daisymarie Schnick Alex Schultz — 30 —Donald Schultz Gerald Schultz Wilrna Schumacher Alvin Schumaker Ruth Schwermer Patricia Seaverns Jacqueline Sheets Paul Sherer Charles Shull Charles Siebert Martha Siegmund Eugene Skibinski Ronald Slisher Audrey Smith Mary Smith Robert Soller Dorothy Sommerfeld Elliott Sorge Dorothy Spiro Susan Sprague Donald Spychalski Louis Staniszetvski Richard Stark Genevieve Starobrat — 31 —were terribly sad to think that it was almost over . . . Beverly Sleinke Richard Sleinke Louis Stephenson Barbara Stibbie Gilbert Stinchcomb jerry Storey Lloyd Storey Phyllis Slraukas Gloria Sudrotv Gloria Swanson Jack Sivanson Warren Sydow Charlotte Thomas Madeline Thomas Jacqueline Thompson Ted Thorne — 32 —Lorraine Tiebert Donald Tracy Russell Troy Donald Ulrich Elaine Ulrich Edward Utley Robert Vanderplouph Clemens Vankoski Gerald Waite Betty Walters Vivian Walters Joanne Warren Donna IVebcr Viola Weddle James Weis flop Dolores Wellinski Kaye Wellman Gerald Werre John Wiegmann Lou Jean Wilcli Lorraine Witek Loraine Witte Barbara Wolfe Rita Wolff — 33 —Dorothy Woods Martha Wright David ZAyb Barbara Ziesmer NO PICTURES FOR: Wilbur Abel Jacob Abraham William Arndt William Bartels Robert Behler Jerry Blieden Robert Bohnstadt Norbert Borzych James Burkett Richard Bush James Carpenter Robert Cavinder Anthony DiPaolo Sam DiPaolo Robert Drzewiecki Nancy Eddy Herbert Epstein Lyle Erickson Jack Erickson Louis Esper Virgil Fredenburg Allen Harris Harold Hollers Bernard Janas William Juergensen Bruce Logmann Floyd Long Lawrence Luscome Frank Marion William Masterson Norman Peckat Dale Porter Weldon Regan Charles Reigle John Rooney Earl Rowley Richard Ruetz Richard Say a Donald Scanlon Ray Schnick Ann Segnitz Lewis Speer Tom Sprencel Kathleen Spurlin Carroll StafTel Robert Wellinski Eugene Wolcott Joseph Wright — 31 —Senior Play “Say, Smokey, that was really a wonderful play, wasn’t it?” “Yes, Cindy, 1 thought that I was going to laugh myself silly. Those Rockwoods were really back-woods characters, and the Gages got into some of the worst scrapes imaginable.” “All in all, I think that the audience had a grand time watching the play, January Thaw.” “Yes, and the cast enjoyed putting it on.” “Well, here’s a bouquet of thanks to those who worked on it and helped make it a success. “One to Miss Luck, too, for doing a wonderful job of directing.” CHARACTERS Herbert Gage Marge Gage Barbara Gage Jonathan Rockwood Mathilda Rockwood Matt Rockwood Robert Soller Joyce Delaney Valerie Fluegge Louis Stephenson Sally Moore Joe Poland Sarah Gage Plnllis Richter Paula Gage Diane Meilstrup George Husted Herbert Hibnick Frieda Dorothy Spiro Uncle Walter Mr. Loomis Carson Jim Donnelly — 35 —Prom of 1946 Top picture: Left side: Right side: Bottom: A happy - looking group. Scene showing part of Arabian palace wall. Some of the huge palm trees used for desert atmosphere. Senior and Junior class presidents with their dates. — 36 —JUNIORSIt’s a Long, Hard RunJunior Class History George Bielski Dan Nespo Jim Chamness The busy, hard-working juniors soon will he the mighty seniors. They are at the half-way mark; they can look down at what they did as sophomores and look ahead to what they have to do as seniors. As the officers for the Sophomore Class they chose Jim Chamness as president; John Sweeney as vice-president; and Hall Sprague as secretary. Their party, “Harvest Moon,” was reigned over by Janet Rudolph, the queen, with her attendants, Phyllis Johnson, Delores Weber. Marilyn Mitchell, and Pat Powell. As the wood nymph, Dick Brewer portrayed his part wonderfully. Other entertainment for the evening consisted of a sleight-of-hand artist. Bob Gloye, who had everyone laughing. The gym was decorated with straw and pumpkins and with little red and white hens on nests. The evening was danced away under the supervision of Mrs. Mann and Mr. Griffin, the class sponsors. Gay refreshments of ice cream and cake were served, and everyone seemed to have a good time. For the Junior Class they had Miss Murphy and Mr. Griffin as their class sponsors, and Dan Nespo, Jim Chamness, and George Bielski as president, vice-president, and secretary, respectively. Under their leadership the juniors carried on many worth-while activities. At the football and basketball games they took care of the concessions - -selling cokes, candy, ice cream bars, potato chips, and so forth. They also had charge of selling candy and cokes at noon and after school. Last fall the Junior Play, “Lver Since Eve,” was presented with Pat Davis and Bill Rhett in the leading roles. The play was a three-act comedy with a good supporting cast and was really a credit to the class. The main event in the life of a junior is the Prom. This is given by the juniors for the seniors. They worked hard and secretively in room 314. making the decorations. Here’s wishing the best of luck to the hard-working juniors, and we hope that they have a senior year just as happy as ours. — 39 —Junior Play “Oh, Susan! No, please!” Those who saw the Junior Play, the mirthful comedy Ever Since Eve last fall, remember Johnny Clover’s using this expression to Susan Blake over and over again. Johnny is the editor of the school paper with Susan as “Miss Fixer-Upper,” who takes over the job for Johnny when he becomes ill. She complicates things by trying to raise money for a color picture on the front page of the paper. Everything turns out all right, with Susan’s changing her mind about becoming editor. Miss Vlellie I.uck capably directed the play with the following cast: Mrs. Ellen Clover.. Johnny Clover...... Mr. William Clover Spud Erwin......... Susan Blake........ Betsy Erwin ......Val Fluegge Bill llhett ......Dick Rhodes ...Dexter Nilsson ......Pat Davis Wilma Buchanan Martha Willard. Officer Simmons Henry Quinn..... Lucy belle Lee Preston Hughes Members of Football Team Bob Gloye John Sweeney .Lorraine Powley Frank Baranowski ....Dave Ginther ....Janet Rudolph ....Dale Morgan — 40 — Tom Hogan Arthur PelkeClass of 1948 Mr. Ten Harkel: 11 2 Row 1—Boh Lyons, Richard Sonnenherg, Nicholas Bahar, Paul Classman, George Bielski. Jim Frehse, Ed Winski, Andrew Atlar, Erick Schaumann, Bill Kolodziej-ski, George Kay. Row 2—Richard Gilmore, Jim Calahan. Boh Gloye, Frank Speidel, Lyle Lee, Bill Franks, Ralph Rench, Charles Wiseman, Mr. Ten Harkel, Jim Arndl, John Lemons, Yoehlee Calvert, Victor Jurshans. Row 3—Boh Deutscher, Boh Wilson, John Sweeney, Jerry Blieden. Gerald Werre, Pete Steepro, John Wilson, Boh Hoeppner, Martin Johnson, Glenn Shehlosky, Jim Seedorf, Donald Miller, Dexter Nilsson. Absent: James McAlpine, Louis Esper, Ross Lockwood. Mrs. Murray: 11 -2 Row 1—Marie Hert, Marilyn Mitchell. Pat Davis, Leila Jacobsen, Vera Jones, l ois Markel, Marilyn Palmer, Madeline Thomas, De-lores Zeese. Row 2—Ruth Schwermer. Betsy Ann Pugsley, Shirley Bartels, Marianne W ienhoft, Geraldine McKinney, Marilyn Johnson. Vivian Taylor. Beverly Petoskey, Joan Hack. Joan Centili. Marian I ughlin. Mrs. Murray. Row 3—Shirley Gust. Ann Dostie. Dolores Kring, Jane Lindenmeyer, Geraldine Sullivan, Corinnc Rinehart, Virginia Dodson, Virginia Foss, Ix rraine Gehrke, Grace Bleck. Valerie Fluegge. — 41 —Mrs. Hart: 11-1 How 1—Elsie Larson, Lorraine May Keen, Marjorie Gallas, Norma Jones, Betty King, Esther Kribs, Mary Love, Joanne Keene, Georgeann Houck, Verna Hileman Idell Guess, Martha Kolasa, Josephine Kolasa. Alice Lisak, Alice l osiniecki. How 2—Mrs. Hart. Veola Lansing, Lorraine Klingbeil, Romayne Holtgren, Beverly Gartman, June l ne, Betty Goede, Mary Galinowski, Barbara Johnson, Marianne Haller, Mary Ixmise Gordon, Sheila Kaplan, Margot Kramer, Lorraine Hart-wig, Delcie Losiniecki. Miss Relander: 11-1 Row 1—Louise Shikany, Joan Washinski, De-lores Weber, Marion Stalbaum, Phyllis Todd. Row 2—Emma Jean Taylor, Delores Turner, Myrtis Wright, Verneice Scaife, Joan Van Sickle, Shirley Schroeder, Cora Tomes, Stella Zollman, Phyllis Tonn, Ramona Schultz, Janet Van Sickle, Mary Lane Storen. Row 3—Barbara Seaverns, Bettie Severins, Virginia Smiertelny, Jo Ann Westhafer, Ellen Slisher, Phyllis Schwager, Rita Suchminski, Ruth Sjoberg, Jo Ann Spindler, Ruby Stellema, Mary Ellen Sullivan, Nadine Volksdorf, Miss Relander. Mr. Griffin: 11-1 Row 1—Michael Gnesin, Jack Krause, Fred Berger, Maurice Culpepper. Row 2—Boh Baines, Arthur Kreighbaum. Vernon Stephens. Le Roy Krug, Melvin Johnson, Jerry Hance, Virgil Hunt, Boh Glancy, Richard Bleck, Frank Baranowski. Francis Perry. Robert Kubsch, Davi l Dihkey. Row 3—Kenneth Biela, Robert Kuhn. Robert Rudolph. David Lewalski, Leonard Deutscher, Mr. Griffin. Richard Fischer, Daniel Deutscher. Henry Klemezak, Jack Davis. Mr. Smith: 11-1 Row 1 Thomas Peterson, Dick Wojciechowski, John Rooney. Edward Shepherd, Ted Topolski. Ben Kietzman. Row 2—Dick Noveroske, Hall Sprague, Richard Trost, Harold Stradtner, Jack Link, Marlin Rebac, Willis Schlaak. Dale Jacobsen, James Ludington, Jack Ransom. George Perlstein, Mr. Smith. Row 3—Charles Thomas, Danny Nespo. Roger Schmitt. Bill Stark. Paul Wozniak, Arthur Pelke. David Meyer, Tom Lewalski, Dick Knippic. Bill Rliett, Millard Long. Absent:—John Nichols, Richard Snodgrass.Miss Murphy: 11-1 Row 1—Alice Phillips, Margaret Ludington, Betty Shed row. Dolores Miktilski. Mari Beth Parker, Eleanor Moore, Barbara Raehow, leele McIntyre, Norma Mason. Row 2 Miss Murphy. Mary Jayne Brooks. Elaine Piotrowski. Doris Muenster, Lorraine Powley. Germaine Piotrowski. Delores Nelsen, Vivian Raska. Mary Markiewitz. Row 3—Janet Rudolph. Isabel Raffel. Elsie Lind. Patty Mattox, Patricia Powell. I eona Paid, Cynthia Nichols. Lorraine Pytynia. Mrs. Kelly: 11-1 Row 1—Joyce Brindle, Helen Burns, I ouise Fuller. Dolores Dyszkiewicz, Edwina Drake. Cyrilla (dark. Margo Bailey. Row 2 Marilyn Baird. Mary Fleming, Haroldine Fox, Delores FJias, Mrs. Kelly, Sarah Allen. Wilma Buchanan. Gertrude Dieck-ilman. Ramona Blarney. Row 3—Bette Downs. Thelma Coleman. Marilee Burkett. Barbara Atkinson, Edythe Boot . Yvonne Boylan, Mary Alice Cook, Alice Dennewitz, Jam Denzien, Thelma Fait, Marian Diaczuk, Shirley Coulter. Absent: Lora Dalman. Mr. Schaeffer: 11-1 Row 1—Jack Uselton, Russell Wolfe, James Luscome. Roger Wilke, Billy White, Edward Semla. James Stark. Donald Troy, Frank Wojcik. Row 2—Mr. Schaeffer. James Lucas, Charles Neulieh, Eugene Lindborg, Martin Wolford. Robert Nicholson. Fred Westphal, Dab Morgan. Robert Stibs, Robert Russell. Row 3—Roger Silcox, Eugene Shipley. Kenneth Surface. Harvey Wipperman, W alter Peo, Wendell Steele, Charles Skibo, John Ramion. Absent: David Lindsay. Mr. Sellers: 11-1 Row 1 Herman Bleck, William Heric, William Fritz, Tom Hobart, Arden Baker, Mr. Sellers. Verne Harris, Jim Chamness, Bob Gallas. James Caddell, Ralph Billerbeck. Row 2 Edward Hartke, Alan Coan, Fred Arndt, Bill Boese, Tom Grieger. Bert Hallin. Charles Crawford. Barry Heise. W amor Bridwell. Row 3—Bob Burnham. Gerald Hundt, Ben Clancy, Ted Albers, Bob Gorman. Boh Ciolek, Tom Hogan. Bill Eddy, Dick Brewer. Bob Coburn. Absent: Herbert Albertson, David Ginther.SOPHOMORESSophomore Class History Fred Miller Bob Lau John Mathias Soon after the engine pulling carloads of sophomores chugged into the halls of senior high school, they elected the “big bosses.” Miss Klueh and Mr. Wegner. Robert Lau was chosen as president; Fred Miller, as vice-president; and John Mathias as secretary. The first accomplishment of the Class was the Sophomore Party. It was held on October eighteenth, the theme being a Mardi-gras or the last day of carnival, celebrated as a great day of merrymaking in various cities, chiefly Paris and New Orleans. The sophomores came in multi-colored costumes. Gypsies, Indians, and pirates, to name hut a few, were seen having an hilarious time. Dancing was enjoyed, with music provided by the swing band. Fntertainment was furnished by Anne Jane Crane, Nancy Caserio, Glenn Gring, Joan Blieden, Judith Mayer, Jim Vine, and Danny Tompkins. The main event was the election of the “Sophomore Queen.” Ruth Dry was chosen to reign over the Mardi-gras, with Evelyn Coons, Maredith Collins, Elise Sellers. June Buren, and Lois Shreve as her attendants. The Class of 49 has a long journey ahead, and we wish it the best of luck through the next two years of travel! — 46 —Mr. Harold Wegner Miss Genevieve Klueh Mr. Neff: 10-1 Row 1—Kent Martin. Ronald Benjamin. Ronald Lombard, Glenn Grin ;. Robert Lau, James Loekwood, George Biller-beck. Floyd Bielski, Richard Criswell. James Kunnen, Richard Hoban. Row 2—Mr. Neff (sponsor), Richard Dana, Donald Embree, Robert llartwig, Richard Migliore, Henry Krocning. Bob Averitt, Stuart Beck, Francis Malicki, Donald Linn, Dale Henckel. Row 3—Carter Mohnssen. John Mathias, Dick Burdick, Donald Arndt, Bob Albers, Tom Glidden, Walter Florent, Richard Barnett, Robert Blocksom, Richard Yeoman. — 47 —Miss Henry: 10 2 Row 1—Mary Ann Zepernick, Marian Vernard, Emma Jean Wilke, Sally Stern, Elise Sellers, Marie Kretzmann. Betty Smith, Dorothy Seedorf, Alice Nowfel, Bette Jacks. Nancy Howey, Carol Carnahan. Row 2—Phyllis Livings, Alice Woodruff. Bette Steinke. Anne Soller. Virginia Ruetz, Barbara Watson. Ruth Troyer, Dorothy Ann Hardt. Gloria Miskie. June Bleck, Shirley Downs, Miss Henry. Row 3—Shirley Orange, Mary Wenzel, Phyllis Ludwig. Jo Henry, Carol Nicholas. Phyllis Warnke. Audrey Nieman, Arden Fitz, Nancy Paschen. Jean Westphal, Jane Klasen. Karen Sadenwater. Absent: Jerre Blankenship. Audrey Todd. Miss Sebesta: 10 -1 Row 1—Maryellen Stinson, Lois Scaife. Dorothy Schmidt, Barbara Stolze, Mary Ann Souther. Virginia Reuer, Eileen Withrow. Pearl Soloff, Virginia Shewbart. Row 2—Elaine Timm. Genevieve Woods, Barbara Porch. Vera Rench, Norma Ritter, Shirley Schnick, Mary Ann Werner, Valerie Winski, Shirley Preuss. Carolyn Riley, Lois Jean Shreve, Miss Sebesta. Row 3—Rebecca Thomas, Helen Vernard, Alena Warrick. Jeanne Weidenhoft, Barbara W oj as inski, Dorothy Povlock. Audrey Stone. Pauline Skibo, Ruth Schroeder, Vivian Sprong. Joan W idmar, Bonnie Storms. Drusilla Ringo. Louise Rogow-ski. Margaret Scurlock, Joan Staffel. Absent: Betty Burkhart. Mr. Horn: 10-1 Row 1—Robert Claflin, Tom Hoopengarner. Bob Kami, Shomon Joseph. Eugene Abraham, Frank Knoll, John Clark. Clarence Levine, Eugene Drzewiecki. Tom Davis. Row 2—Mr. Horn. Janies Caddo. Edward Domb-kowski, John Eldridge. Jerome Kuchar-ski. Dwight Lauman. Richard Hill, Dale Sol berg. Row 3—Ronald Allison. Henry Deutscher, Robert Linsemeyer, Stanley Kabacinski, Eugene Lidke. Clarence Barenie, Blaine Richards Marvin Krueger. David Bowmar. Absent: James Currey, James Farrell. Mr. Wegner: 10-2 Row 1—Jack Allison, Thomas Tandy, Clem Jordan, Hassen Allie, Earl Johnson. Fred Guess, George Bahar. Bill Arens, Edwin Salmassy, Robert Black. Row 2—Jerome Bleck, Harold Wenzel. James Ziegler. David Allie. W illiam Marshall, Mr. Wegner, James Vine, Fred Miller, Roland Pries, John Antisdel, William Coar. Row 3—Richard Fatlsch, Melvin Fischer, Jack Crafton, Glen Mai win, George Ottersen, Robert Steinborn, Tom Balow, Jerry Crawford, Bernard Szot, Wayne Gonder. — 43 —Miss Couuuer: 10 -1 How 1—Phyllis Bartels, Dorothy Jean Prey, Anne Jane Crane, Doris Bartels, Barbara Ever-ly. Nancy Beckman, Ann Gondek, Audrey Easterday, Dolores Gill, V ictoria Bahar, Lois Jean Beaver, Arlene Bleek, Nancy Downs. How 2 Delores Benton. Hainona Booth, Joan Blieden. Ruth Dry, Evelyn Coons, Betty Frenzke, Maredith Collin-, Nancy Caserio Miss Commer, Mary Lou Cooley. June Buren, Nancy Bucklin, Patricia Gring. How 3—Jeanette Brinkman. Barbara Bullard. Valoris Burns, Elizabeth Grieger, Lucille Butts, Joanne Goetz, Marian Dean, Marilyn Eilers, Alice Bruehlman. Miss Klueh: 10-1 How 1—Alberta Heisler, Doreen Platt, Kathleen Platt. Eleanor Lesk, Mary Kuszmaul, Gladys Miller. Joyce Honyak, Mary Elaine Kessell, Nancy Nicklas, Jean Poll-now. Lorraine Kuskow ki, Rita Koziolek, Joan McIntyre, Jean Pliske, Mary Konda, Mary Miller. How 2—Lorraine Kulakowski, Joanne Haven, Virgie Jones, Ruth Groach. Judith Mayer Beverly Ingelson, Jelaine Johnson. Joan Malwin, Beverly Ivey, Miss Klueh, Norene Heisman. Ruby Hurley, Norma Jean Helsing, Pauline McKee, Raheal Joseph. Dolores Knaak. Dolores Kolasa, Ann Parker. Absent: Rosemary Jackson. Mr. Maxey: 10 - 1 Row 1—Ralph Schweizer, Donald Lyons, Dan Tompkins. Marvin Simpson. Forest Purta, John Volksdorf, Eugene Schnick, Mr. Maxey. Bill Schnick, Jack Stark. Floyc Moss, John Xubik. John Zioniek. Robert Pawloski, John Malik. Row 2—Donald Powers, Herman VVestphal, John Marshall. Tom Segnitz. Daniel Smith, Glen Richards. Henry Martiniak. Raymond YanGundy, Dean Watson, Stanislaus Yagelski, Jack Wain, Eugene Murray. Frank Ordziejewski. Lee Smith. Absent: Carl Milcarek. Mr. Nicholas: 10-1 Row 1—John Nicklas. Paul Smith. Eugene Roeper. Melvin Sydow. Raymond Stanis-zewski, James Wrobleski, David Warren, Rodney Wright, Arthur Podgorski, Henry Pilk. Jac k Murphy. Row 2 Robert Wittke, Roger Wienhoft, Charles Terrey. Mr. Nicholas. John Petroff, Dick Snyder. Gaylord Webster, Walter Newman, Dale Will. Dale Scrivnor. Bill Schumacher, Eugene Walters, George Nadaf. Absent: Kenneth Riley, Kurt Soller. — 49 —Mr. Parsons: 10 1 How 1—John Orlowski, George Penfold, Gene Kasten. Robert Swim, Mark Ackley, Harold Mohamed, William Carter. Row 2—Bill Harris. John Daher, Bill Hold, Richard Davis, Dan Drehmel, Ollie Abraham. Row 3—Gene Cielow, Larry Hall in, Jim Burris, Richard Buren. Clark Winner, Robert Frame, Mr. Parsons. Row 4— Harold Schelling, Johnny ('rook. Jack Hansen. Irvin Denney, Alton Keppen, Allen Clarke. Miss McConkey: 10-1 Row 1—Mary Lynn Majot. Ann Rogowski, Barbara Taylor. Alice Lansberg, Ann Mess-ner, Nancy Nichols, Marilyn Prald. Row 2 Gloria Krcft, Carole Wellman, Charlotte Sabo, Lorna Kring, Frances Quadlin, Jo Ann Sutherlin. Row 3—Jeanette Neulieb, Mary Jean Rux, Betty Wilke, Kathleen Werre, Bettirose Light, Cynthia Sadler. Row 4—Jean Peo, Dolores. Kuchik, Lois Leser, Joyce Stradtner, Josephine Nowfel. Miss McConkey. Miss Shepherd: 10 -1 Row 1—Mary Ivey. Betty Isenbletter, Phyllis Hessel, Shirley Hancock. Nancy Boyan. Eunice Ahrendt. Row 2—Ruth Hileman, Ruth Esper, Dorothy Koch. Sally Anne Franks. Jorjean Gabriel, Barbara Hoffman. Row 3—Norma Gruenberg. Etta May Eberly, Virginia Baird. Elizabeth Ann Clark. Gail Fuller. Jeanette Eckert. Row 4—Miss Shepherd, Sarah Horton, Oneida Burrell, Dolores Anderson, Charlene Kniesley. Margaret Kelly. Absent: Ozebell Allen. Mr. Long: 10 -1 Row 1—Richard Werdin, Robert DeVaux, Levi Richmond. Donald Odle, Arnold Tomes. How 2—Conway Stephens, Chester Krusinski. John Foss, Anthony Bohlim. Jim Mercier. Row 3—George Strut ., Warren Sommerfeld, Donald Spears, Donald Haller, Mr. Long. Row 4—Jack Penfold, Eugene Eggers, Harold Wold, Ernie Serhal, Louis Schultz. — 50 —ACTIVITIESHonor Society How 1—Sue Sprague. Phyllis Gring. Joyce Delaney, Ruth Rian. Row 2—Herbert Hilmiek, Paul Sherer. James Nicholas. Joe Poland. “O Smokey! I’m so excited.” “Why?” “I’ve just been named to the Honor Society.” “Honor Society. What's that?” “Why, Smokey, membership in the Honor Society is one of the greatest honors that a student can receive in high school. The students and faculty decide who is to be a member on the basis of scholarship, leadership, character, and service. No student knows who is to be elected until an assembly is called in May. The school notifies the parents of the newly elected members, so that they can he present when this honor is bestowed upon their sons and daughters. It’s all very impressive, with the stringed instruments playing beautiful music.” “I think that I’ll wrork harder for better grades to see whether I can be elected.” “It won’t hurt to try, Smokey. If I can do it, so can you.” — 53 —EIstonian Staff Row 1—Don Allison, Stuart Rrolly, Miss Shepherd (sponsor), Martha Hileman, Carol Nicklas, Barbara Olsen, Beverly Krueger, Diane Meilstrup, Kaye Wellman, Joyce Delaney, Marvel Schlunz, Pat Keppen, Phyllis Richter. Row 2—Leo Post, Herbert Hibnick, Nancy Banlonncr, Corinne Lutz, Lorraine Tiebert, Joan Jasicki, Gretchen Gasteyer, Phyllis Gring. Marjorie Carnahan, Gloria Sutlrow, Dale Linn. Absent: Jo Hayden, Anna Marie Nadaf, Loretta Rakoczy. “Cindy, look at the crowd in 214! It must be a detention period.” “No, silly, that’s the ELSTONIAN stall! Miss Shepherd is the supervisor, you know. They’re the people with all the secrets. The only thing they’ll tell you is who is on the staff.” “Yes, and the staff is really working hard. Don Allison is the editor-in-chief, and Joyce Delaney is the art editor this year. Don and Herbert Ilibnick, the sports editor, were also the photographers. Those boys were really busy!” “The girls work hard, too! Marvel Ann Schlunz, Joan Jasicki, and Jo Hayden were the activities editors, and Phyllis Richter was the feature editor. Let’s see..........Lorraine Tiebert was the faculty editor; Barbara Olsen, the Junior Class editor; and Diane Meilstrup, the Sophomore Class editor.” “All right, all right, don’t get excited! I know that the girls work hard, hut what about Leo Post, the other sports editor; Stuart Brolly, the business manager; and Dale Linn, one of the Senior Class editors? Those fellows really worked.” I’m not going to argue with you, Smokey; but I still think that the girls worked harder, because there are more of them. Pat Keppen was the other Senior Class editor; Carol Nicklas, the circulation manager: and Phyllis Gring, the advertising manager. Marjorie Carnahan and Gretchen Gasteyer were the girls’ sports editors. Besides, the typists were all girls, too! They.are Martha Hileman, Anna Marie Nadaf, and Loretta Rakoczy. Just look at all the girls who are make-up editors - - - Nancy Bar-donner, Beverly Krueger, Corinne Lutz, and Gloria Sudrow!” “But don’t forget Kaye Wellman - - - he’s the make-up editor, who did all the printing!” “Well - - - I suppose you’re right. The hoys have worked hard.” “I’d say that it’s a pretty even draw, Cindy.” — 54 —Crimson Comet Staff I suppose you don’t even know that Row 1 Miss Genevieve Klueh (sponsor), Jim Weisflog, Tom Balow, Jo Hayden, Jot Poland, Carol Nicklas, Paul Petroff, Gram Pitman, Dale Linn. Row 2 -Veola Lansing, Nancy Rardonner, Jean DeVaux, Wilma Schumacher, Sally Stern, Marge Carnahan, Marie Kretzmann, Katherine Brickley, Diane Meilstrup, Barbara Olsen. Beri Hallin. Lyle Peters. Row 3—Roland Pries. Ed Winski, Leo Post. Jane Lindenmeyer. Harold Wenzel. Tom Cricger. Marvel Schlunz, De-lores Karm, Barbara Ziesmer, Shirley Orange, Barbara Atkinson. Ralph Precious. “What are you doing, Cindy?” “Don’t bother me now, Smokey; I’m reading the COMET! today is Tuesday, the day that COMETS are distributed!” “Know it? Listen here. Cindy; I had to deliver those papers all third period today!” “Why, Smokey, I didn’t know that you were on the staff! You know, I’ve always wanted to see how a paper is made up, and since you’re so very influential and everything . . .” “Oh. all right, come on. and I’ll show you how the staff works, hut you’d better be quiet and stay out of everyone’s way. It's right down the hall here in room 203.” “My goodness, they’re all very busy. What is everyone doing?” “Our editor-in-chief, Joe Poland, and the page editors - Dale Linn, Jo Hayden. Wilma Schumacher. Tom Balow. Harold Wenzel. Leo Post. Marie Kretzmann. and Ed Winski - are meeting over there in the corner. Last semester, you know, Carol Nicklas was editor-in-chief, and Arthur Mayer, Paul Petroff. Jack Swanson. Nancy Bardonner, Ted Thorne. Jim Weisflog, Bob Patterson, and Barbara Atkinson were page editors.” “Who’s that over there, counting all the money?” “That's Grant Pitman, our business manager. Rose Schaumann had that job last semester. The advertising managers, who are Delores Karm and Sallv Stern, are talking to Miss Klueh - - she’s our adviser - - about getting all the advertising in for the next issue. Last semester, advertising was handled by Jim Dale and Ralph Precious.” “You mean that you’re already working on the next issue?” “Of course! Newspaper people are never idle! We always have to be looking for news, besides writing the material, getting advertisers, and selling subscriptions!” “I guess that I never realized how busy the COMET staff is. I really enjoyed watching the staff at work, Smokey.” “That’s all right. Cindy. Now maybe you’ll take me to a G. A. A. meeting sometime.”Qlee Club Row 1—Judy Mayer. Sally Stern. Anne Jane Crane, Maredith Collins. Ruth Dry, Gloria Miskie. Phyllis Ludwig. June Buren, Nancy Downs. Alice Nowfel, Marian Vernard, Phyllis Bartels, Elizabeth Crieger. Raheal Joseph. Dorothy Frey, Evelyn Coons, Nancy Caserio, Ann Soller, Dorothy Seedorf. Delores Benton. Mary Ellen Kusz-niaul, Arlene Bleck, Eileen Withrow', Ruth Schrosder, Jean Pollnow. Row 2 Delores Kring, Jacqueline Thompson, Nancy Bardonner, Pat Keppen, Sally Moore, Elaine Kassuhe, Vivian Wallers, Loraine Witte, Diane Meilstrup. Edwina Drake, Phyllis Richter, Loretta Podgorski, Lorraine Pod-gorski. Barbara Burdick, Mr. Ten Harkel (sponsor). Row 3—Doris Cox, Lorraine Tiebert, Beverly Krueger, Jo ce Delaney. Jo Hayden, Jeanette Manthey, Sue Sprague, Marge Beck, Pat Davis, Marilyn Mitchell, Val Fluegge, Gretchen Gasteyer. Row 4—Nancy Howey, Virginia Ruetz. Emma Jean Wilke. Marian Laughlin. Joan Hack. Joan Van Sickle. Barbara Johnson, Elaine Piotrowski, Ramona Schultz, Phyllis Tonn. Phyllis Schwager, Vivian Raska, Romayne Holt-gren, Mary Gordon. Row 5—Charles Crawford, Shomon Joseph. Esther Kribs, Delores Elias, Beverly Gartnian. Corinne Rinehart. Jane Lindenmeyer, Mary Alice Cook. Ruth Sjoberg, Jo Spindler, Yvonne Bovlan, Dale Will, Stuart Beck, Glenn Gring. Row 6—George Bielski, Bud Szot, George Perlstein, Barry Heise, Verne Harris, Jim Chamness, Bob Gailas. Dave Meyer. Bill Sclinick, Tom Balow, Bill Marshall, Bob Coburn, Edwin Sal massy, Harold Stradtner, Art Pelke. Row' 7—Paul Slierer. Bob Soller. Don Schultz, John Feallock. Jack Parker. Jim Frehse. Bob Reed, Dick Rhodes. Sherwood Salmassy, Lyle Peters, Bob Gloye, Paul Gilmore. Dexter Nilsson. “This looks like an interesting organization. Cindy; I have heard quite a bit about it. Those singers certainly sound wonderful. 1 like good music. Let’s look in and see what else we can find out.” “Well. Smokey, this looks like a busy club. They have presented their annual Christmas concert. Parade of Music, Spring Festival, and May Festival, and they have sung at the South Bend Teachers’ Convention. They also participated in the Music Contest. Those who are not graduating will also sing for Baccalaureate and Com mencemen t “Yes, Cindy, they work rather hard, and you have to give those students credit.” “The officers are Paul Sherer, president; Bob Reed, vice-president;Val Fluegge, secretary; George Bielski, treasurer; and Bob Soller, business manager. Esther Kribs and George Perlstein are the librarians. Not everyone would get up early enough to be here at 7:30 in the morning as these students do.” “Well, Smokey. as much as I should like to stay to listen to this wonderful music, I think that we had better travel on. Let’s say good bye to Mr. Ten Harkel, the sponsor, and be on our way.” — 56 —Orchestra Row 1—Shirley Preuss, Carol Nicholas. Joanne McAlpine, Jane Harris, Gloria Ohlhauser. Marjorie Carnahan. Ruth Trover. Betty Smith. Marilyn Koss, Virginia Mas like. Pearl Soloff, Mary Ann Arndt, Patricia Gring. Connie Bauer. Joann Walk. Velma Westphal, Rita Wolff. Row 2 I-ois Shreve. Donna Weber. Bill Stark. Bill Schumicher, Herman Westphal. Donald Schlundt, Fred Westphal. Robert Stibs, Wayne Gonder. Delores Arndt, Pals McAlpine. Row 3—Jo Henry, William Fritz, Shirley Bartels, Jelaine Johnson. Jack Inman. James Nicholas. Thomas Peterson. Eugene Roeper, Ralph Precious, George Nadaf, James Lucas, Bill Boese, Gerald Hundt. Nancy Miller, John Hitchcock. Row 4—James Donnelly. Robert Gehrke, Charles Wiseman, Jim Vine. Fred Miller, Ralph Rench, Irvin Denney, Walter Florent, Ben Clancy. Robert Groendyke, Martin Rebac, Don Powers, Don Miller. “Come on. Cindy: let’s sneak in here where we won’t he seen, and for goodness sake he quiet!” “Oh, I don't think that Mr. Myran will care if we listen to the orchestra rehearsal, hut why did we have to come so early in the morning? 1 didn’t get enough sleep!” “They meet only on Monday at 7:30. Now he quiet and listen!” “Smokev, isn’t the orchestra wonderful? I just love the siring section.” “Very well, hut frankly I like the brass better than the strings.” “Oh no, Smokey! The strings are the most important part of the orchestra. Why, it wouldn’t he an orchestra without the violins and the rest of the strings!” “I know, hut it’s unfair to say that the brass section isn’t so important as the string section. For instance . . .” “Let’s not get into another argument! Everybody’s proud of the orchestra just the way it is; so let’s not try to put in more brass or take out the violins!” “Cindy, I didn’t say take out the violins! I like the violins! I only said . . .” “If you insist on arguing. Smokey, I'll leave ami won’t ev m listen to your old brass!” “Okay. okay, let’s change the subject. Do you know who the officers are?” “Let's see • - - Virginia Maschke is the president and the concert master, too: Gloria Ohlhauser is the vice-president; and Marilyn Koss is the secretary. Betty Smith and Conn e Bauer are the librarians. Shirley Preuss is scholarship secretary, and Mary Ann Arndt is point secretary.” “That’s odd. Did you notice that they’re all from the st ing section?” “There you go, bringing up the violins again! I suppose that you think that they ought to he from the brass section! Well, I won't argue with you; I’m leaving. Goodbye!” “Wait a minute; I’m coming, too.” — 57 —Band Row 1—Don Schlundt, Hob Stibs, Fred Westphal, Vivian Taylor, Doris Bartels, Elaine Ulrich, Betty Goede, Carol Carnahan. Jo Henry. Shirley Bartels. Bill Fritz. How 2—Dale Serivnor. Boh Hoeppner, Wayne Gonder, Diana Eddy, Karen Sadenwater, Bill Schumacher. How 3—Joan Staffed, Wilbert Hedstrom. Millard Long, Maurice Culpepper, Bill Stark. Gerald Hundt, Bill Kirkpatrick. How 4—Crawford Eddy, Elise Sellers, Delores Gill, Joyce Stradtner, Guy Foreman, Jr., Joe Oszuscik, Mr. Myran. How 5—Velma Westphal, Pat firing, Virginia Maschke, Hutli Troyer, Marilyn Koss, Caroline Hebac, Lois Shrove, Donna Weber, Bill Harris, James Lucas, George Nadaf, Bill Boese, Herman Westphal, Nancy Weisflog, Shirley Downs, Lois Leser, Ann Messner. Dick Noveroske. Row 6—Bob Hartwig, Dwight Lauman, Dave Heise, Martin Rebar. Jack Murphy, Irvin Denney, Ralph Rcnch, James Vine. Walter Florent, Bob Groendyke, Bob Glancy. Henry Mattox. Fred Miller. Chuck Wiseman, John Clark. Jack Inman. Tom Peterson, Eugene Roeper, Ralph Precious. Tom Hobart. Pat Papincau. Jim Donnelly. Bob Gehrke, Jack Hansen. Don Powers, Don Miller. James Nicholas, Gloria Swanson, Yoehlee Calvert, Carter Mohnssen, Robert Linsemeyer, Robert Gring, Michael Gnesin. “Hi, Cindy! Ready to go?” ‘ 1 think it’s all very silly, getting up so early just to watch the band rehearse.” “It’s not so early - - nearly 7:30 - - and it’s worth it to see and hear the band members. They’re terrific!” “How can anyone be terrific this early in the morning?” “Listen, Cindy, you can hear them already! Cone on, let’s hurry!” “I’m practically running now!” “Look at them march! Didn’t I tell you that they are wonderful?” “Yes, they do look nice.” “Look, there’s Mr. Myran over there, directing the band, and that’s Irv Denney, the drum major, leading the band.” “Golly, Smokey. I didn’t knowf that you knew so much about the band! Can you tell me who the officers are?” “Tom Hobart is the president, Don Schlundt is the vice-president, and Bob Gehrke is the secretary-treasurer. The librarian is Donna Weber, and the assistant librarians are Jim Lucas, Jo Henry, and Elaine Ulrich. “I can tell you anything you want to know about the band, Cindy. Just ask me something!” “Well, can you tell me what the activities of the bapd were during the year?” “You remember the concert we attended in February.” “That was a huge success, wasn’t it?” “They also played for pep sessions, games, and various organizations - - like the Lions Club.” “I guess that the band has had a busy year. Oh, look; everyone’s marching off the field.” “It must be nearly 8:30. Come on. we’ll be late to class!” — 58 —Swing Band How 1 Jim Donnelly, Bill Schumacher, Herman Westpha’, Donald Schlundt, Fn d Westphal, Wilhur Abel, Robert GchrkcT How 2 Ralph Precious, Eugene Roeper, Elmer Bazia, George Nadaf, James I.ucas. How 3 David Heise, Irvin Denney, Ralph Rench, Fred Miller, Jim Vine, Charles Wiseman. “Where are you going in such a hurry. Smokey?” “I have to hurry home so that I can come back to school by seven o’clock tonight.” “Why in the world are you coming back to school on a Tuesday night? There’s no game or concert . . “I know, but I have to come back for swing band rehearsal.” “Oh, you mean that wonderful hand led by Tom Hobart!” “Yes, but Tom not only directs the band; he arranges and composes music for the band, too!” "Besides that lie plays the drums, doesn't he? Why are you still practicing? The foot hall and basketball seasons are over; there won’t he any more after-game dances, and tin Radio Symphonette concert is over.” “Yes, hut we still play for school parties and dances.” “You know. Smokey, I could listen to the band every day. I love those mellow saxophones and trombones and the trumpets!” “Well. Cindy.if you like us that much, why don’t you come along to rehearsal tonight? “Oh. Smokey. could I?” “Surely! I’ll meet you at a quarter to seven.” "Okay, Smokey. It’s a date!” SELECTED STUDENTS PLAY EOR THE WILDE TWINS REHEARSALTri - Hi -Y Row 1—Miss Relander (sponsor), Delores Karin, Jean DeVaux, Gertrude Dieckilnian, Mary Alice Cook, Phyllis Gring, Pat Davis, Betsy Ann Pugsley. Row 2—Phyllis Todd, Janet Van Sickle. Daisymarie Schnick. Phyllis Lauer, Wilma Buchanan, Marianne Haller, Sheila Kaplan. Mary Ann Zepernick. Joan Staffel. Row 3—Gretchen Gasteyer, Marilyn Koss, Virginia Maschke. Wilma Schumacher, Marvel Ann Schlunz, Maredith Collins, Lorraine Tiebert, Beverly Krueger, Jelaine Johnson. Row 4—Dorothy Ann Hardt. Jane Klasen. Emma Jean Wilke. Anne Soller, Ruth Troyer, Betty Smith, Marian Vernard, Karen Sadenwater, Joan Malwin, Marilyn Mitchell. Row’ 5—Nancy Caserio, Elaine Timm. Jean Pollnow. Nancy Nicklas. Arlene Bleck. Doris Bartels, Virginia Reuer, Joan Van Sickle, Elsie Larson. “Let's stop off at the Y. M. C. A., Smokey. I think that several of the clubs hold their meetings there. “All right. Cindy, let’s investigate.” “What is the emblem on the girls’ blue sweaters, Smokey?” “It looks like the Tri-Hi-Y, with the symbol of a burning torch. I wonder who the officers of the organization are?” “Well. Smokey, they have two groups - - one for each semester. The officers last fall were Mary Alice Cook, president; Delores Karin, vice-president; Jean DeVaux. secretary: Gertrude Dieckilnian. treasurer: and Phyllis Gring, chaplain. For the second semester Gloria Ohlhauser was president; Janet Van Sickle, vice-president; Maiianne Haller, secretary, Pat Davis, treasurer; and Dorothy Ann Hardt, chaplain. Miss Relander is the sponsor.” “Cindy I have found that this club is largely a service organization. They help raise money for needy causes and also send boxes overseas to people who are less fortunate than we.” “One of the major events is the annual Christmas formal. Smokey. The Hi-Y and the Tri-Hi-Y clubs sponsor the dance.” “I know. Cindy; they have accomplished a great deal, although the club was organized only two years ago. Well, let’s see whether any other clubs hold their meetings here.” —- 60 —Hi- Y How 1—Mr. Jones (sponsor), Kent Martin. Dirk Brewer, Jim Weisflog, Wally Estfan, Dirk Rhodes, Boh Soller, Louis Stephenson, Carl Purcell, Mr. Johnson (sponsor). Row 2—William Cannon. James Ziegler. Cirter Mohnssen, John LeRoy. Kester Pollock. Arthur Mayer, Tom Krueger, Jack Swanson. George Bielski. Richard Criswell. Row 3—Ed Utley, Boh Avcritt. John Mathias. Donald Tracy. Stuart Beck, Jim Nicholas, Edwin Salmassy, Dave Cinther, Ted Albers, John Feallock, Boh Reed, Paul Sherer. |{ow 4—Bill Stark. Gerald Hundt, Harold Stradtner, Lyle Peters, Dick Green, Andrew Attar, Bill Franks, Jerry Storey, Chuck Shull, Ted Thorne, George Perlstein. Row' 5—Eugene Roeper. Bill Edinger, Walter Florent, Larry Molen, Boh Cohurn. Tom Glidden, Tom Hogan, Boh Burnham. Jim Chainness, Charles Thomas, Tom Peterson. “The Hi-Y Club also meets at the ‘Y’, Cindy.” “Their organization is quite similar to the Tri-Hi-Y, isn’t it?” “Yes. it is. hut the club was organized many years before the Tri-Hi-Y. They meet on Wednesday evenings. Those in charge are Wally Estfan, president; Jim Chamness, vice-president; Dick Rhodes, secretary; Jim Weisflog. treasurer: Louis Stephenson, chaplain; and Dick Brewer, sergeant-at-arms. Mr. Jones is their sponsor. “Smokey. did you know that they have a spring and a fall conference? These are just district conferences, hut they also hold a state conference for the older boys.” “Oh yes, Cindy, and I have discovered that their purpose is the same as that of the Tri-Hi-Y: ‘To create, maintain, and extend throughout the school and community, high standards of Christian character.’ Their ideals are clean living, clean scholarship, clean speech, and clean athletics. “Come on. Smokey, it is getting late. Let’s say goodbye to a wonderful organization and move along. ’ — 61 —Office Messengers Gertrude Dieckilman. Eleanor Moore. Mary Elaine Kessell. Nancy Downs. Diane Meilstrup. Shirley Gust. Betty King. irginia Maschke. Corinne Lutz. Phyllis Straukas, Joyce Delaney, Jo Hayden. Patty Mattox. Henry Konda, Jerry Storey, Kaye Wellman. Kester Pollock. “Smokey, who are those people traveling through the halls during class periods? They are always carrying small white slips of paper.” “They are called oflice messengers. Cindy, and those slips are used to call the students out of classes. “It must be fun going around the halls. Don’t you think so, Smokey?” “Oh. I don’t know. They have to give up their study hall period, which is quite handy, especially when it is time for exams.” “Besides distributing call-out slips, Smokey, they get the mail for senior high school and also do other errands for different teachers.” “How do you get to he an office messenger, Cindy?” “That had me puzzled, too. Smokey, but I came to the conclusion that the group is a rather select one. As a rule the principal asks you if you would like to serve. If so, you can officially call yourself an office messenger.” “Well. Cindy, we had better start for our destination before we receive call-out slips.’ — 62 —Student Council First Semester Row 1—MariBeth Parker. Jim Weisflog. Bette Downs, Jack Allison. Marianne Haller. Donald Powers, Joan Blieden. John NickJas, Jean DeVaux, Boh Lau. Greta Emmons, Dorothy Ann Hardt. Row 2—Susan Sprague, Bonnie Storms, Ruth Sjoherg, John Sweeney, Hall Sprague, Jerry Storey, Dick Fischer, John LeRoy, Diek Brewer, Delores Karin, ivian Taylor. Jelaine Johnson, Miss Kngstrom (sponsor). S'eond Semester Row 1—MariBeth Parker. Jean DeVaux. Jelaine Johnson, Mis Engstrom (sponsor). Wilma Buchanan. Jim Weisflog, Joan Van Sickle. Rodney Wright, Jerome Block. Wally Estfan. Jim Nicholas. Row 2—Susan Sprague. Dorothy Ann Hardt. Ruth Schroeder. Joan Blieden. Boh Lau, Shirley Gust. Marianne Haller, Elizabeth Clark, Lois Leser. Levi Richmond. Tom Hoopengarner. Row 3—Boh Baines, Dick Brewer, John Rooney, Robert Frame. Boh Wilson. Dean W atson, Fred Billerbeck, Joe Poland. “Hi, Cindy. Where were you during the third period Tuesday?” “I was at Student Council meeting. My sponsor room elected me to represent it at all meetings.” “What do the Student Council members do?” “They see to it that the rules of the school are kept; they elect the Student Court: and they bring all needed charges to the attention of the Administration.” “In other words, they keep the school running smoothly.” “Yes, along with Miss Engstrom, the sponsor, who keeps us on the right path.” “Do you have any special officers?” “Yes. Last semester Jean DeVaux was president. Sue Sprague was vice-president, and Bette Downs was secretary. This semester Jim Weisflog is president. Joan Van Sickle is vice-president, and Wilma Buchanan is secretary.” “With officers like that and a fine sponsor, I can see why the school is run so very efficiently.”Monitors How 1—Helen Burns, Cyril la Clark, Marion Stalbaum, Icele McIntyre, Miss Engstrom (sponsor), Lois Garrison, MariBeth Parker. Wilma Buchanan, Gretchen Gasteyer, ami Judy Mayer. How 2 Dick Noveroske, Joanne Levine, Dean Watson, James Nicholas. Delores Karm, Ramona Burns, Lorraine Pow-ley, Beverly Gartman. and Mary Alice Cook. How 3 Shirley Gust, Richard Hill, Joe Poland, Jean DeVaux, Carol Nicklas, Herbert Hibnick, Dolores Kring, Corinne Lutz, and Cynthia Nichols. How 4—Marilyn Johnson, Joan Malwin, Jo Hack. Marianne Haller. Shirley Coulter, Dorothy Ann Hardt, Elaine Pio-I row ski, Alice Phillips, Lorraine Tiebert, Kathleen Platt, and Betsy Ann Pugsley. “Sav, Cindy, this is a beautiful study hall, hut who is the person at the front desk? “Don’t you know, Smokey? That's one of the many monitors. Their duty is to see that no one breaks the rules.” “What do you mean by breaking the rules, Cindy?” “Oh. a few students sometimes want to talk incessantly, chew gum, pitch pennies, and cause other annoying occurrences.” “By the way, Cindy, I’ll bet that is what those small white pieces of paper are for.” “Yes. they are. Smokey. I guess that you call them demerit slips, and after you have acquired twelve demerits, you are called before the Student Court” “Is this the only place where there are monitors. Cindy? ’ “Oh no. they also have monitors in the library. In study hall there are monitors for each period, with a captain itt charge, and the monitors under him have the privilege of sitting at the front desk. As a rule they rotate every week.” “Well. Cindy, it looks as though this school has a good system of keeping law and order.” — 64 —Hall Patrol Row 1—George Irgang (sponsor), Bob Lau, Rulh Atlas, Pearl Soloff, Elaine Timm, Drusilla Bingo, Bill Schnick, Jerry Hance. Row 2 Jim Ludinglon. Dale Morgan, Frank Speidel (captain), John LeRoy (captain), Charles Thomas (captain), Ben Kietzman, Boh Nicholson. Row 3—Jim Chamness, Joe Poland, Dan Smith, Kenneth Schlunz. Harold Wenzel, Clarence Barenie. Francis Pawloski, Bryed Billerbeck. “Smokey, have you noticed the people standing in the corridors and hy the drinking fountains?” “Certainly, Cindy; that’s the hall patrol. Their duty is quite similar to that of the monitors, except that they keep law and order in the halls.” “This must be quite a task. I suppose that they keep the students from running and from blocking traffic.” “That is exactly it, and the group is a large one, too, Cindy. For the first semester Jerry Storey was chief of the Hall Patrol, and the captains were as follows: first floor. Frank Speidel: second floor, Herbert Hibnick; and third floor, John LeRoy. The chief in the new auditorium building was Ronald Slisher.” "Do they change officers each semester, Smokey?” “Yes, they do. Those for the second semester were co-chiefs, Jerry Storey and Herbert Hibnick; captain of first floor, Charles Thomas: second floor, Frank Speidel: third floor. John LeRoy; and chief in the new auditorium building was Bryed Billerbeck.” “It seems to me, Smokey, that they keep law and order in the corridors as well as in the library and study hall.” — 65 —Blackfriars Row 1—Dick Noveroskc, Jo Spiiuller, Joanne Haven. Anne Jane Crane. Joan Widniar, Shirley Orange, Rob Coburn. Row 2—Sally Stern, Barbara Krueger, Carol Nicholas, Arden Fitz, Joan Blieden, Miss Woife (sponsor), Barbara Watson. Absent: Norma Haven. “What are you memorizing, Cindy?” “I have to learn this part for a play that we're going to present for St. Paul’s P. T. A. I want to earn enough points so that 1 can be a Thespian. I’m in Blackfriars now.” “I’ve been out of Blackfriars for a year now. Who are your officers this year?” “Last semester Barbara Krueger was president. Joan Blieden was vice-president, and Sally Stern was secretary. This semester Bob Coburn is president, Joan Blieden is vice-president, and Sally Stern is secretary.” “This club with Miss Wolfe, the sponsor, does much to bring out the acting talents that so many students would never use.” “Yes, and we also entertain the student body, and other organizations by giving little plays. It’s so much fun to work on a play! I’ve learned about acting as well as about properties, make-up, costumes, stage work, and other things which help in the production of a play.” “Well, if we give you time, you may receive enough points to be a Thespian.” — 66 —Thespians How 1—Jim Nicholas. Phyllis Richter. Kester Pollock, Bill Rhett, Sally Moore. Pat Keppen, Pat Davis, Janet Van Sickle, Val Fluegge, and Joyce Delaney. How 2 Herbert Hibnick, Lorraine Powley, Phyllis Gring, Dorothy Spiro. Nancy Bardonner, Boh Soller, Miss Luck (sponsor), Paul Sherer, Joe Poland, and Stuart Brolly. How 3—Sheila Kaplan, Corinne Lutz. David Ginther, Frank Baranowski. Dexter Nilsson, Ted Thorne, Chuck Shull, Dick Brewer, Dick Rhodes, Janet Rudolph, Margot Kramer, Gertrude Dieckilman. “Well. Cindy, how do you like my club, the National Thespians?” “They surely seem like an industrious group of dramatists, Smokey. I have heard that they have done excellent work on some short plays besides working on scenery and other things.” “Yes. we have. We elected Kester Pollock, president; Bill Rhett, vice-president; Jim Nicholas, secretary; and Phyllis Richter, treasurer last semester. This semester Phyllis Gring was president; Nancy Bardonner, vice-president; Corinne Lutz, secretary; and Kester Pollock, treasurer.” “All these officers, along with the very able direction of their sponsor, Miss Luck, managed to keep the group under control.” “They certainly do have an extraordinarily large group this year, Smokey, hut 1 am sure that all the members have worked hard to earn requirements for entrance, and they should be very proud to be members of the National Thespians.” — 67 —Dahlites Row 1—Miss Dahlberg (sponsor). Marianne Kickush. Betsy Ann Pugsley, Bonnie Storms, Thelma Larson, Corinne Lutz, Barbara Olsen, Anne Jane Crane, Dorothy Jean Frey. Row 2—Donna Crooks, Wilma Schumacher, Joyce Delaney, Vivian Taylor, Dorothy Spiro, Corinne Rinehart, Mary Lane Storen, Carolyn Riley, Drusilla Ringo, Joan Wiclmar. “Gee, Cindy, do you look nice! I'll bet you’ve been at the Dahlites Book Week Tea. “Thank you, Sinokey; I was at the tea.” “Why didn’t you send me an invitation? I’ve always wanted to go to one of those teas. “Oh, you couldn’t attend, Sinokey. The tea was for only the Dahlites, their mothers, and the faculty.” “Well anyway, you can tell me about it, can’t you?” “Of course, I can. You remember all those beautiful displays in the library, don’t you? They were all based on the Book Week theme, ‘Books Are Bridges.’ The winning exhibit was made by Anne Jane Crane and Joan Widmar.” “I remember theirs; it was the Chinese exhibit. What else happened at the tea?” “A short skit was presented by our president, Thelma Larson; vice-president, Mary Lane Storen; secretary, Dorothy Spiro: and other girls to show the work of the Dahlites - - such as checking books in and out, keeping the shevles in order, and helping students and teachers find the books they want.” “It sounds as though it offered lots of fun! Wish 1 could have gone! “It was as much fun as our dusting parties. Even Miss Dahlberg thought so.” “Say, maybe Miss Dahlberg will let me go to one of the dusting parties sometime, if I promise to work hard!” — 68 —Y-Teens Row 1—Shirley Orange, Vivian Walters, Val Fluegge, Jane Lindenmeyer, Pat Davis, Patty Mattox, Carol Nicholas. Row 2 Marie Kretzmann. Mary Jayne Brooks, Joan Van Sickle, Miss Stuart (sponsor), Charlotte Thomas, Joyce llonyak. Row 3—Sally Moore, Lou Jean Wilch. Grace Bleck, Jean Westphal, Pauline Ski bo, Ruth Groach. bsent: Marilyn Johnson, Elaine Piotrowski, Gerahline M Kinney. “Were you at the dance Friday night?” “Yes. We had a swell time. The Y-Teens sponsored it and presented a fine evening.” “Those Y-Teens really do some good. Fve heard several teachers comment on the lovely birthday cards that they had received from the Y-Teen girls.” “Surelv, and this club sends boxes of clothing and other essentials to under-privileged families.” “Who is their sponsor?” “Miss Stuart. Jane Lindenmeyer is president, Val Fluegge is vice-president, and Fat Davis is secretary.” “It’s just a girls’ organization, isn't it, Cindy?” “Yes. it is. Why? Would you like to join?” “I certainly would, but I suppose that I’d just be out of place.” “I'm sure that you would, Smokey.” — 69 —Forum Club Row 1—Shirley Orange, Frank Ben well. Robert Hopper. Mr. Parsons (sponsor), Arthur Mayer, Herbert Ilihnick. Stuart Brolly, Joan Jasicki, Carol Carnahan, and Marge Carnahan. Row 2—Crawford Eddy, Richard Levine, Dale Linn, Jim Calahan, Tom Hobart, John Feallock, Dale Morgan. Jim Nicholas. Absent: Sue Sprague and John LeRoy. “Gee, Smokey, is your face red.” “I’ve just been to a Forum (dub meeting, and I’ve been talking fast and loud.” “Is that all you do at Forum — talk?” “Well, not exactly. We choose topics of current interest and argue the affirmative and negative of the resolution. It keeps the students interested in the news of the day and gives them a good chance to talk." “How do you manage to keep the students in order? I know how people like to talk.” “Our president, Joan Jasicki. calls on members to recite, and keeps the others quiet. Tom Hobart is vice-president, and Sue Sprague is the secretary. Herbert Ilihnick was president last semester, Stuart Brolly was vice-president, and Sue Sprague was secretary.” “What is your topic for next week?” “Resolved: Labor should keep the right to strike.” “Sounds like an interesting topic. I think that I’ll join.” — 70 —Kathleen Platt. Doreen Platt. Betty Isenhletter. Bill Marshall, Mary Wenzel. Bonnie Storms, Margaret Kelley, Irvin Denney, Barbara Watson. Sally Stern, Eileen Withrow, Pabymarie Sohniek, Shirley Schnick, Frank Baranowski, Jo Ann Spimller. “It’s about time, Cindy! Do those Paint Spot meetings always last so long?” “I’m sorry that you had to wait, Smokey, hut we bad very important business.” “What do you do in there, anyway? It must be hard work to paint all the time.” Oh, we do other things besides paint. We've done leather and pottery Tell me more!’ work and made posters. We also made a trip to Chicago, and we’ve had many parties.” “Hmmm, sounds interesting. “We meet every Monday night after school. Our officers are Bonnie Storms, president; Mary Wenzel, vice-president: and the Platt twins, Doreen and Kathleen, are secretary and treasurer, respectively. ' “Cindy, I think that I'll join the club. I have quite a bit of talent, you now. “Club membership is open to everyone who is interested in art. and I in sure that Miss Cominer wfould welcome a new member, but. frankly, Smokey, I’ve seen some of your art work and............. “My dear girl, you just don’t appreciate good art when you see it!” “But, Smokey, when you draw something I can never tell what it is. “That's modern art. Now don't try to discourage me; my mind's made up. I'm going to see Miss Commer about it first thing in the morning. “Oh, good heavens! If you join the Paint Spots, I may as well join the Hi-Y!” Paint Spots — 71 —Red Derbies Row 1—Nadine Volksdorf, Gertrude Dieckilman. Diane Meilstrup, Betty King, Wilma Buchanan. Yvonne Boylan. Row 2—Dolores Wellinski. I.ois Manthey. Delores Weber, Marilyn Baird. Mrs. Murray (sponsor). Joyce Delaney, Bob Soller, Ted Thorne, Jo Hayden. Thelma Larson. Row 3—Shirley Schnick, Daisymarie Schnick, Jo Warren, Barbara Kempf, Eleanor Moore, Ramona Blarney, Dorothy Spiro, Nancy Bardonner, Jackie Thompson, Betsy Ann Pugsley, Romayne Holtgren, Shirley Coulter. Row 4—Jane Klasen, Mary Wenzel, Dorothy Ann Hardt. Lorraine Witek, Margaret McGinley, Dorothy Woods, Carol Carnahan, Arden Fitz, Betty Smith, Ramona Schultz, Mary Louise Gorden, Norma Haven. Row 5—Maredith Collins. Nancy Caserio, Mary Fleming. Dolores Dyszkiewicz, Dolores Mikulski. Dan Tompkins. George Perlstein, Don Ulrich, Jerry Storey, Chuck Schull. Row 6—MariBeth Parker, Ix rraine Powley, Dick Rhodes, Gene Cook. Jack Swanson. Jim Donnelly, Lyle Peters, Sally Moore, Donna Crooks, Barbara Olsen. Row 7—Stuart Brolly, Tom Balow, Bill Marshall. Harol I Wenzel, Louis Stephenson. John LeRoy, Donald Tracy, Dave Ginther. Bob Reed, Kenneth Riley. Sherwoo I Salmassy, Dick Levin. “Cindy, what is that noise coming from the study hall?” “Oh, Smokey, that's the Red Derbies, a group of students who are willing to bolster the spirit of the team. The team can play better if they know that there is someone cheering for them.” “You can repeat that. Cindy! I know exactly what you mean.” “Besides just cheering at the games, Smokey, the Red Derbies plan tin pep sessions for the school and give both a football and a basketball party for the teams.” “Planning pep sessions doesn't sound like an easy task, does it, Cindy?” “It isn't! Plenty of time and effort are put forth to plan them.” “Say, Cindy, I wonder whether you saw the pins some of the students were wearing.” “Do you mean those round ones, shaped like basketballs with ‘Red Devils printed in red on them?” “Yes, Cindy, this was only one of the ways the Club helped to encourage school spiiit.” “Low is the club run. Smokey?” “First they have their sponsor. Mrs. Murray, and then come the officers. First semester they were president, Ted Thorne; vice-president. Eleanor Moore; secretary. Joyce Delaney; and treasurer, .Mary Alice (look. For the second semester the president v%as Kenneth Schlunz; vice-president, Stuart Brolly; secretary, Mary Alice Cook; and treasurer, Barbara Johnson. “Well. Smokey. here’s hoping that the Club is a success and continues to back the teams for the years to come.”How 1—Pearl Soloff. Arlene Bleck, Elliott Sorge, Joe Poand. Nancy Nieklas. Jean Poll now, Lois Shreve. Victoria Bahar, Clem Jordan. Roland Pries. Lorraine Kulakowski. Icele McIntyre, Georgeann Heuck. Row 2 Edwin Salmassy, Phyllis Bartels, Ruby Stellema, Phyllis Todd, Louise Shikany, Elsie Larson, Joanne Keene, Mary Love, Betty Shedrow, Alice Woodruff. Glenn ( ring. Donald Lyons, Boh Lyons. Row 3—Genevieve Woods. Audrey Easterday, Nancy Downs Ruth Dry. Evelyn Coons, Stuart Beck. Lorraine Tieberl, Beverly Krueger, Jo Gentili, Marian Laughlin, Shirley Gust, Marilyn Mitchell. Martin Johnson, Donald Spychalski. Row 4 Shirley Orange, Boh Coburn, Marianne Kickush, Pat Keppen, Gretchen Gasteyer, Marge Carnahan, Geraldine McKinney, Judith Mayer, Nancy Beckman. Patty Mattox. Carol Nicholas, Ronald Benjamin, Jim Ludington. Row 5—Barbara Rachow. Marie Kretzmann. James Ziegler, Jim Calahan. Janice Kottler. Jo Hack. Sheila Kaplan. Margot Kramer. Virgie Jones. Joan Malwin. George Bielski. Esther Kribs. Lee Smith. Row 6 Pauline McKee, Rita Koziolek, John Petroff, June Buren. Barbara Bullard. Shirley Pruess. Shirley Schroeder, Raheal Joseph. Jean W estphal. Barbara Wojasinski, Frank Baranowski. Don Logmann, Elaine Timm, Dorothy Povlock. Row 7 Barbara Burdick, Lorraine Kuskowski, Valoris Burns, Eleanor Lesk. Jane Lindcnmeyer, Ed Utley, Tom Hogan, Bob Burnham. John Fealloek. Tom Krueger, Mary Alice Cook. Anita McIntyre, Louise Rogowski. Ray Schniek. Row 1—Ramona Booth. Lorraine W itte, Marjorie Oldenetlel. Patricia Seavems, Jacqueline Sheets. Jo Ann W'esthafer, Virginia Smiertelny, Phyllis Tonn. V erna Hileman. Ruth Schroeder, Joan Staffel, Mary Ann Zepernick, Joan Washinski. Row 2—Bette Downs, Alice Bruehlman. Loraine Dalman, Phyllis Straukas. Pat Powell, Joan Van Sickle, Pat Davis, Phyllis Gring, Jeanne DeVaux, Dick Brewer, Delores Karm. V irginia Shewbart. Carolyn Riley. Row 3—Betty Warnock. Patricia Meeker, Marilyn Koss, Virginia Maschke, Gloria Ohlhauser, Ruth Troyer, Rita Wolff. Barbara Watson, Drusilla Ringo. Joan Blieden, Joan W'id mar, Anne Jane Crane. Dorothy Jean Frey. Row 4—Wilma Schumacher. Vlarge Beck. Mary Lane Storen. Corinne Lutz. Delores Benton, Greta Emmons, Martha Hileman. Jelaine Johnson, Dexter Nilsson. Erick Schaumann. John Nieklas. Dale Linn. Row 5—Phyllis Richter. Marvel Schlunz, Edward Hartke. Jack Ransom, Gladys Miller. Joyce Brindle, Barbara Atkinson. Ellen Slisher, Ruth Sjoberg. Delores Elias, Phyllis Lauer. Row 6—David Allie, Hassen Allie, Nancy Paschen, Lois Garrison. Ramona Burns, Marianne Haller, Emma Jean Wilke. Nancy Howey, Alice Losiniecki, Louise Full r. Marjorie Gallas. Row 7 Gloria Miskie, Phyllis Ludwig. Karen Sadenwater, Marian V ernard, Ted Albers. Paul Sherer, Kester Pollock, Tom Grieger, Art Mayer, John Sweeney, Jim Weisllog. Harold Stradtner, Kenneth Schlunz, Donald Linn.Junior Red Cross Row 1 Stuart Brolly, Dan Tompkins. Corinne Rinehart, Joyce Brindle, Delores Weber, Loretta Rakoczy, Anna Marie Nadaf, Delores Benton, Carolyn Riley, George Perlstein. Tom Hogan. Row 2—-Robert Rudolph. Roger Wienhoft, Robert Nicholson, Lowell Kus .maul, Gladys Miller. Mary Love. Lorraine Powley, Miss Henry (sponsor), Alice Nowfel, Barbara Krueger, Joan Jasicki, Lyle I ee, Lyle Peters, James Lockwood. “Did you see those lovely boxes that the Junior Red Cross is sending to the men confined at the Mines Hospital? “Did I see them? I worked on them! My sponsor room elected me as their representative. That’s not all we do. We, the girls that is, sew house-slippers for the wounded war veterans in hospitals, and we send boxes of needed things to the children in Europe. We get all our money for these things from the students during the Red Cross drive.” “You really have a task.” “Yes, but we enjoy doing good things, and Miss Henry, our sponsor, works hard right along with the students and our officers. “Who are your officers?” “Barbara Krueger is president, Dan Tompkins is vice-president, and Carolyn Riley is secretary.” “It is a fine thing for our school to have an organization that does so much good.” — 74 —SDI131H1VAn dy Gill In March of 1947 our school and our community lost a man who was loved and respected in Michigan City. Thomas Andrew Gill — known affectionately as Andy to his friends, who are numbered in the hundreds — has passed on, leaving us to pause and reflect on his life and reap the rewards of his mind and hands. In 1021 when Andy joined our faculty, he coached all of the six major sports in which the high school engaged. This was a heavy load, hut Andy did not complain. He was bothered, however, by the fact lhat under this one-coach system so few boys had the opportunity to participate in athletics. There was no opportunity for “B” teams in football or basketball, and the minor sports were neglected altogether. After seven years of working and planning, Andy’s efforts became fruitful. The school hired other coaches — first, for basketball: then one by one, for the other sports. The land to the south of the school was purchased and named Gill Field in his honor. This property was improved by the addition of track equipment, goal posts, bleachers, and a field house, so that today it is a center for our outdoor sports. Andy did more, however, than advance the physical condition of the athletic system. lie provided a living inspiration of the fine and noble in man. He was a coach in the true sense of the word. He was not only an adviser in the games of sport, but also an adviser in the game of life. Andy had great faith in youth. His first concern was not with the winning or losing of a game but w ith the welfare of his boys. His life was devoted to the advancement of youth, a noble task in which lie succeeded immeasurably. Michigan City and our high school w ill not forget Andy Gill. Instead his ideals and influences will live with us always as “. . . . echoes roll from soul to soul And grow forever and forever.” — 76 —Baseball 1946 How 1—Jack Link, Robert Drzewiecki, Eugene Skibinski, Don Miller, David Lau, Don Waite, Elliott Sorge, Clem Vankoski, Richard Green. Row 2—Robert Nicholson, Nicholas Dabkowski, Dan Nespo. Paul Petroff, Robert Ciolek. Ernest Heberling, Leonard Deutscher, Robert Wilson, Don Schultz. At the start of the baseball season Coach Andy Gill had about 60 boys from whom to create the fine 1946 baseball team. Although there were only a few boys who had returned from the 1945 team, the 1946 Red Devil team and Elkhart tied for the eastern division trophy. This success was the result of fine coaching and the excellent spirit of the boys. The managers were Leo Post and Bryed Billerbeck. 1946 Schedule April 23 Michigan City 8 Washington (South Bend) 3 April 26 Michigan City 8 Nappanee 4 April 30 Michigan City 5 John Adams (South Bend) 3 May 3 Michigan City 10 La Porte 9 May 6 Michigan City 9 Elkhart 8 May 14 Michigan City 2 Rilcv (South Bend) 1 May 17 Michigan City 4 Central (South Bend) 0 May 21 Michigan City 1 Mishawaka 1 77Golf Mr. Parsons (coach), William Schlaak, Jerome Bleck, Dick Schapanski, George Kay, Gerry Waite, Bob Averitt. The 1947 golf team was made up, for the most part, of inexperienced boys. Led by Cerry Waite, the only veteran, the hoys had tough going against the superior teams of this vicinity. The spring season, yet to come as the Elstonian goes to press, should be more successful because of the experience which our team has gained. September 12 Michigan City 12 Washington 0 September 17 Michigan City 3 Kiley 9 September 19 Michigan City 714 Mishawaka 4 Vi September 26 Michigan City 2 La Porte 10 October 1 Michigan City 4% Central (S. B.) 7 Vi October 3 Michigan City 2 Adams IS. B.) 10 — 78 —Tennis Row 1—Lyle Lee, Herbert Hibnick, Art Mayer, Jim We is flog, Jim Nicholas. Row 2—John Sweeney, Tom Hogan, Danny Nespo, Rob Burnham, Tom Grieger, John Feallock, Mr. Griffin (sponsor) Mr. Griffin’s tennis team was dogged by unfortunate circumstances this year. At the beginning of the season we had truly a stellar team. Bob Burnham, junior state champion, played in our number one flight, and John Feallock, who, with Bob, teamed up to take the St. Joseph Valley doubles crown, played in the number two spot. Lyle Lee, runner up in the third flight of the N. I. U. S. tournament last year, filled our number three position. After breezing through two matches, 5 to 0, these three boys were declared ineligible for high school tennis because of their entrance in the Michigan City Closed Tennis Tournament. This left the team to rely on the somewhat untried talents of Dan Nespo. Jim Weisflog, Herb Hibnick. and John Sweeney. In view of these facts, the team still had a good season, winning six matches and dropping only two. 1946 -1947 CONFERENCE TENNIS SCHEDULE September 10 Michigan City 5 Mishawaka 0 September 12 Michigan City 5 North Side (Ft. Wayne) 0 September 24 Michigan City 5 Riley 0 September 26 Michigan City 5 Goshen 0 September 27 Michigan City 1 Central 4 October 1 Michigan City 1 Elkhart 4 October 3 Michigan City 3 Adams 2 October 8 Michigan City 5 La Porte 0 — 79 —Football How 1 (loach Mcer, Clem Vankoski, Ernest Heberling, Jim Arndt, Ed Shepherd, Fred Billerbeck, Leonard Deutscher, Don Lueth, Eugene Lindborg, Bryed Billerbeck, Jim Weisflog (mgr.). How 2 Coach Wegner. John Mathias, Bob Hopper. Eugene Skibinski. Bob Ciolek. Frank Gondek, Jack Arndt, Walter Peo, Jim Chamness, Pat Papineau, Jack Allison (mgr.), Coach Miller. How 3—Bob Lau (mgr.). Marvin Simpson. Victor Jurshaii'. Larrv Molen. Jim Frehse. John LeRoy, Donald Jenkins, Jack Parker, John Eld ridge, Bill Franks, Ed Dombkowski. Dale Scrivnor. Coach Plew. How 4—Roger Wilke. Bob Callas. Eugene Lidke, Ronald Allison. John Marshall. Don Arndt, Bill Stark, David Warren, Don Embree, Hall Sprague. How 5—Bob Russell, Don Furness, Don Miller, Melvin Fischer, Tom Glidden, Stanislaus Yagelski, Dick Fischer, Millard Long, Dale Will. Tlie 1946 football season had the usual ups and downs of any other season. There were a few upsets, as when we heat Riley and Goshen, and there were a few heart-breaking defeats. The team showed great energy and enthusiasm in their training and their games. At the end of the season the team elected Fred Billerbeck as their captain. Fred was also honored by being named as a guard on the all - conference team of 1946. At the end of the season the annual best-plaver-award program is held. At that time the team chooses whom they consider their most valuable player. This year our stellar half-back, Gene Skibinski, received the most votes and was elected the best player of 1946. The best defensive player is determined by the number of tackles each player makes. After the records were compiled, Fred Billerbeck was found to have the most tackles to his credit and was presented his award. These awards are made possible by the Tivoli and News-Dispatch, and Jim Dilworth, as sports editor, presented them. — 80 —Football “Ooooo! What a rough-looking game this is, Smokey! What is it called? Football, you say? My, I’m sure that I shouldn’t enjoy playing such a strenuous and dirty game. The boys must like it, though; look at them plunging against each other. It is a wonder that they don t injure themselves. I suppose that they are well trained, though, by Coach Delbert Miller so that they can take care of themselves. Look at that picture at the bottom of the page, for instance. That’s Gondek playing in the Riley game with the helmet that the coach bought for him after Frank injured his head. The coach and assistants take every precaution to keep their players in good condition. Much of the success of our team depends on their work. Still I should not enjoy playing such a rough game. Oh, I know that I’m only a girl.” 1946 FOOTBALL SCHKDl LF September 13 Michigan City 6 La Forte 34 September 20 Michigan City 13 Benton Harbor 19 September 27 Michigan City 20 Goshen 19 October 4 Michigan City 26 Flkhart 6 October 11 Michigan City 0 Central (S. B.) 31 October la Michigan City 26 Clinton 6 October 25 Michigan City 19 Riley (S. B.) 13 November 1 Michigan City 27 Adams (S. B.) 6 November 8 Michigan City 7 La Forte 20 — 81 —Football La Porte Michigan City opened its 1946 football season on Friday, September 13, with the La Porte Slicers. When Ciolek’s pass to Lueth in the first few minutes of play was good, it looked as though La Porte would have a tough fight on their hands, but in the time that followed it was an altogether different story. City couldn’t stop La Porte’s hard driving, and the final score, 34 - 6, left the Devils on the short end. Benton Harbor Benton Harbor’s team came here on September 23 to nose out the Red Devils, 19 to 13. Although many observers claimed that we out-played the Harborites, we could not outseore them. The Tigers’ passing offense led them to a narrow victory. Our star on the offensive was Gene Skibinski, and our scoring was done by Ciolek and Chamness. Goshen Skibinski again starred as the Devils beat Goshen, 20 to 19, on the twenty-seventh of September at Antes Field. All evening Ciolek’s passes were regularly finding their receivers, Chamness and Lueth. The game was one of the best of the season for the team and was somewhat of an upset, since the Redskins were highly rated. The winning point was converted by Vankoski in the last quarter. Elkhart Jim Chamness and Rob Ciolek proved to be an almost infallible passing combination on October 4 against the Elkhart Blue Blazers. Our first tally came in the second quarter, and from that time on it was all Michigan City. The only Blazer score was on a brilliant run-back of a kick-off. In the second half the boys really turned on the steam, and the game ended with a 26 to 6 victory. Central (S. B.) One of the weak spots of the season was the defeat of the Devils by the Central Bears of South Bend on October 11. Frank Gondek, entering the game in the third quarter, sparked the team and was the highlight of City’s offense. This offense started too late for a score, however, and the final score read 31 to 0. Clinton On October 18 the Devils traveled south to Clinton to overpower the small Wildcat team. 26 to 6. Ciolek’s passing was the winning factor again, but this time the passes went to the ends. Vankoski and Lueth. The game was well played in spite of the little support from the school rooters, because of the distance from City to Clinton. The team spent the night at Terre Haute, returning home on Saturday. Riley (S. B.) Michigan City upset the highly-ranked Riley Wildcats on October 25 by a score of 19 to 13. The game was held at 13-12 for three quarters, until Ciolck’s pass to Vankoski was good for sixty yards and and the winning touchdown. Our line played admirably, holding in check the strong Riley chargers. Adams (S. B. 1 The Devils overran the Adams Eagles on the first of November by a score of 27 to 6. This game marked the first full-game return of Frank Gondek, our regular full-back, who was injured early in the season. He went over the goal line three times and led the team to victory. La Porte (There) The last game of the season, on November 8, w as the conference game against La Porte. The team was against a great Slicer power that won the Eastern Division crown. Some 7.000 people overflowed Kiwanis field to see the final game of the season betw'een the rivals. Behind the top quarter-back work of Dick Alban, the Slicers defeated City. 20 to 7. Our only tally came when, after a hard fight, Ciolek completed a pass to Chamness, who ran a short distance to cross the line. — 82 —Pink Imps Row 1—Bob Lau, Don Powers. Row 2—Tom Glidden, Jerome Bleck. Bob Hartwig, George Bielski. Don Spears. Row 3—Glenn Gring I mgr.). Bob Gallas. Eddie Dombkowski, Bob Nicholson, Glen Richards, John Mathias, Jack Allison, and Wayne Plew (coach). Row 4—Hall Sprague, John Sweeney, Bob Wilson, Leonard Deutscher, Don Arndt, Bob Burnham, George Kay. The Pink Imps were led through a rocky season this year by Mr. Wayne Plew. Although their record was not impressive, the boys improved considerably during the season. Some fine material was found in John Mathias and Lyle Lee, who played varsity ball before the season closed. Mathias led the team in scoring for the season with 116 points. — 83Basketball In the opening game of the season the Red Devils heat a highly-rated Lew Wallace team, 43 to 38. Nespo was the high point man, with 19 points to his credit. In the first home game the Devils pushed down a small Brazil team by the score of 43 to 42. The fourth quarter proved to be the telling one. In the closing minutes of the game Vankoski scored the free throw that meant victory to the Devils. The Valparaiso Vikings were next to fall in defeat at the hands of our team. The final score read 34 to 30. It was a very low scoring game because of the excellent guarding by both teams. It was not until the second quarter that Molen scored the first field goal for our team. Roosevelt of East Chicago was the fourth team to be downed by the Wegnermen after a heated battle. After a see-saw game, the Devils finally got the lead at the end of the third quarter and held it for the rest of the game. The final score read 28 to 26. Unable to withstand the Devils, the North Judson Blue Jays bowed to us, 45 to 27. The Devils led from the very start, and the Jays just could not get back into the game. Nespo was leading scorer, with 10 points. Playing La Porte at the Civic Auditorium, the Devils met their first defeat. Although our boys played their best, it w as an easy victory for the Slicers, the final score reading 56 to 41. A holiday tournament was held during the Christmas vacation in our new auditorium. Four teams -Frankfort, Riley, Peru, and Michigan City - participated. Michigan City won over Frankfort in the afternoon game, as did Peru over Riley. In the evening games Frankfort defeated Riley in the consolation game, and the Devils defeated Peru, 37 to 34,to win the tournament and to add another trophy to the school trophy case. Playing at Elkhart, the Devils lost again to a rough Blazer team. Our final push in the fourth quarter fell just short of a victory, and when the gun sounded, we were on the short end of a 44 to 42 score. Traveling to Adams of South Bend, the team was just nosed out by a fast breaking Eagle team. In our only overtime game of the season the Adams boys scored the last basket, to end the game with a 39 to 35 score. Back on our home court the boys came through with another win over the Nappanee Bulldogs. Even with the second string playing most of the fourth quarter, it was an easy win for the Devils, with the final score reading 56 to 43. On a cold day in January the Devils met the Eastern Division champions, the Central Bears. Although it was a hard-fought and exciting game, the Bears were just too much for our Devils, and when the gun sounded, we were on the short end of a 42 t) 31 score. Traveling eastward to Fort Wayne, the Devils were defeated again by a scrapping Redskin team. Fighting their best, the team found themselves trailing, 37 to 32, at the end of the game. On the last day of January the La Porte team came here to play against the Devils in a filled - to -capacity auditorium. Although the score was not particularly close, both teams had to earn every point they made, and the Slicers just earned a few more than the Devils. The final score was 56 to 41. The Devils defeated the St. Mary’s Blue Blazers, 52 to 42. taking the city crown. A last quarter rush by the Blazers did not do quite enough scoring to overcome the big lead the Devils had piled up in the first part of the game. The Devils defeated the Mishaw aka Cavemen in our second conference win of the season, 44 to 38. Taking the lead early in the second quarter, the Devils played hard and kept the lead until the final gun sounded. Ciolek was high scorer, with 18 points. Playing host to the Cardinals of Blue Island, Illinois, the Devils showed why Indiana is considered — 84 —Varsity Basketball Team Row 1—Dan Nespo, Larry Molen. Jim Chamness, Elliott Sorge, Lowell Kuszmaul, Lyle Lee, Gene Skibinski. Row 2 Coach Wegner, Don Lueth, Gerry Schultz, Paul Petroff. Leonard Deutscher, Clem Vankoski, Bob Ciolek. Absent: Ernest Heberling. the hot-bed of basketball, by defeating a highly-ranked Illinois team 41 to 39. After putting in the second string in the last quarter, the Cardinals crept u; . to make the score look close. Without the aid of high-scoring and mainstay ce iter. Ciolek. the Devils were beaten by a high-spirited Riley of South Bend team. After playing the Wildcats on even terms throughout most of the game, the Devils were finally defeated by a last-quarter pudi. and the final score read 48 to 40. In the last game of the season before the Indiana State tournament the Devils played host to the Goshen Redskins. It was a fitting finale to our regular season: for the Devils beat the Redskins by racking up the most points in one game of the whole season, defeating Goshen 61 to 48. In the Sectional Tournament the Devils defeated Stillwell and Westville. to place in the semi - finals against our arch-rival. I.a Porte. In. beyond a doubt, the best game of the season, both for the players and the team, we upset a highly-rated Slicer team. 31 to 29. The coach and the team attested after the game that the game was won because of sheer fight and fortitude on the part of our team. It was clear-lv an upset, but a most pleasant one for all Michigan City. In the final game of the Sectional Tourney the Devils easilv defeated a small Clinton Township team. 40 to 17. In the Regional Tournament in Hammond the Devils were paired with the powerful Last Chicago Washington team in the afternoon game. Led by their all-state center, Ray Regalis. the Senators defeated the Devils. 43 to 28. Washington went all the way down to Indianapolis in the State Tourney, to be defeated in the finals by the 1947 state champions, the Shelbyville Golden Bears. — 85 —T rack How 1—Don Spychalski, Dick Noveroske, Dale Morgan, Wally Estfan. Boh Gallas, McKenzie Scaife, Hall Sprague, Mr. Miller (coach). How 2—Don Lueth, Jim Weisflog, Fred Marslon, Jim Chamness, Bob Decker, Coy Bonner, Raleigh Moffett. How 3—Larry Molen, Clem Skwiat, Hay Schnick, Roger Mignery, Dan Slocum. Jack Swanson, Dick Fischer, Floyd Long. Dick Penfold, Melvin Wenzel. The 1946 track team, being staffed by many veterans, had a very successful season. Our strength lay in the distance races and in the hurdle events. In the mile and half-mile races Bob Decker and Jim Weisflog proved to he a tough combination. Roy Mignery and Don Leuth speedily topped the timbers for many valuable points. Ray Schnick tied the Gill Field record in the 220-yard dash. Behind these individual stars was a hard-working group of hoys, who made 1946 a year of victorious events. This season furnished a state champion from high school for the first time in six years and for the fourth time in our school track • history. Jim Weisflog traveled to Indianapolis last year to win the state 880-yard title. This victory was no accident or lucky break for Jim, but the result of many long hours of practice. Five days a week for practice were not enough for him; many week-ends he was seen further developing his championship form. Jims tireless work and effort brought track honor and fame to our school. — 87 —iBnw Practice pass Xn the rough Conversion Over the top Averitt vs. handicapped Cook On 'l our mark Forehand drive High Heberlmg V hoosh Back-hand drive Incognito on the court Checking inA. A. Row 1—Joan Malwin. Marian (.aughlin. Joan Gentili, Gretchen Gasteyer. Lois Garrison. Cynthia Nichols, Mary Lane Storen. Marge Beck, Joanne Keene. Mary Love. Jcele McIntyre. How 2 Marie Ahrendt, Phyllis Lauer. Virginia Ruetz. Na icy Paschen, Virginia Smiertelny, Jo Ann Wcsthafer, Joyce Honyak. Emma Jean Wilke. Dolores Gill. Patty Mattox. Esther Krihs. Carol Nicholas. Dorothy Povlock. Barbara Wojasinski. Janet Van Sickle. Row 3—Jo Spindler, Jelaine Johnson, Marjorie Gallas, Louise Fuller, Delore Weber. Marilyn Baird. Lois Slireve, Pauline Skiho. Jackie Sheets. Pat Seaverns, Evelyn Coons. Ruth Dry. Phyllis Bartels. Louise Rogowski, Mary Ellen Sullivan. Row 4 Shirley Schroeder, Audrey Easterday, Delores Kurin. Rahcal Joseph, Dolores Wellinski, Lois Manthey, Dorothy Woods, Eleanor Moore. Ramona Blarney, Norene Heisman. Sarah Allen. Marvel Schlunz, Victoria Bahar, Phyllis Tonn, Gloria Miskie. Row 5—Madeline Thomas, Alice Bruehlman. Bette Downs, Jean DeVaux. Barbara Ann Riley. Barbara Atkinson. Marianne Haller. Jo Hack, Ramona Schultz, Mary Louis Gorden, June Buren. Barbara Bullard. Gloria Ann Sudrow, Audrey Smith. Karen Sadenwater. Row 6—Frances Sebesta (sponsor), Shirley Preuss, Bette Steinke. Barbara Stibbie. Dolores Dyskiewicz. Val Flueggc, Beverly Gartman. Barbara Rachow, Mary Fleming, Judy Mayer, Dorothy Jean Frey, Joan Widmar. Drusilla Ringo, Jean Westphal. Row 7 Ramona Booth. Vivian Sprong, Jean Pliske. Joyce Brindle, MariBeth Parker, Lorraine Powley, Nancy Beckman. Joan Blieden, Carolyn Riley, Pearl SolofT, Virginia Shewbart, Barbara Porch. Vera Rench, Norma Ritter. Row 8—Phyllis Ludwig, Jean Weidenhoft, Ruth Schroeder, Mary Ann epernick. Joan Staffel, Phyllis Todd, Gertrude Dieckil-man. Nadine Volksdorf, Wilma Buchanan. Yvonne Boylan. Betty King. Pat Davis, Joan Van Sickle. Every girl taking gym is automatically a member of the G. A. A. If she particularly enjoys sports, she may play in special groups after school to earn points. Each girl receives five points for every game she plays, and at the end of the season girls with high points are awarded athletic letters. The best all-round athlete is chosen by the girls, and a sweater is presented to her at the Award Assembly. Winners of tournaments are a-warded small letters. Miss “Fanny” Sebesta, adviser for all games, is the G. A. A. sponsor. This year the group totals approximately 200 girls. The officers this year are as follows: Delores karm. president; Shirley Schroeder, vice-president; and Bette Downs, secretary- treas- urer. Miss Frances SebestaSoccer and Hockey Teams SOCCER WINNERS How 1—Gloria Miskie, Bette Downs, Phyllis Tonn, Barbara Rachow, Dolores Gill. How 2—Mary Fleming, Virginia Ruetz, Karen Sadenwater, Shirley Schroeder, Lorraine Powley, Beverly Cart man. SOCCER RUNNERS -1 P Row 1—Phyllis Todd. Gertrude Dieckilman, Ramona Blarney, Kmma Jean Wilke. Row 2—Mary Love, Virginia Shewbart. Nadine Volksdorf, Pat Davis, Joan Van Sickle. SOCCER AND HOCKEY Soccer ami hockey are the first sports of the school season, and both sports are played outside on Gill Field. To get the year off to a good start, the girls of the G. A. A. organized four soccer teams. The winner was Phyllis Tonn’s team, ami the runners-up were on Phyllis Todd’s team. Hockey followed soccer, ami the winner and runners-up of the hockey tournament were Phyllis Tonn’s and Shirley Schroeder’s teams, respectively. HOCKEY WINNERS HOCKEY RUNNERS - UP Row 1 Phyllis Tonn. Bette Downs. Ramona Blarney, Barbara Row 1—Shirley Schroeder. Rachow. Row 2—Audrey Smith. Lois Shreve, Karen Sadenwater, Joan Row 2—Mary Fleming. Joan Van Sickle, Pat Davis, Beverly StafTel, Gloria Sudrow. Gartmau. Jean Westphal, Delores Karm, Virginia Ruetz, Emma Jean Wilke.Deck Tennis and Volley Ball DECK TENNIS WINNERS Row 1 Marie Ahrendt, Delores Karin. Eleanor Moore. Row 2 Jean DeVaux, Marvel Ann Schlunz, Patricia Seaverns, Phyllis Lauer. DECK TENNIS RUNNERS - I P Row 1—Lois Garrison, Shirley Schroeder, Rarhara Raehow. Row 2 Phyllis Tonn, Mary Fleming. Jean Meeks. Virginia Ruetz, Audrey Smith. DECK TENNIS AM) VOLLEY BALL When the weather gets too cold for outdoor sports, the girls move inside for deck tennis and volley ball. Delores Karin’s team won first place in deck tennis, and Shirley Schroeder’s team came in as runners-up. The second indoor sport, volley ball, ended with Delores Karin’s team as winners and Gretchen Gas-teyer’s team as runners-up. VOLLEY BALL WINNERS Row 1 Rarhara Stibhie. Gloria Sudrow. Row 2 Delores Karm. Marvel Schlunz. Jean DeVaux. Ruby Stellema, Pal Seaverns, Nancy Paschen, Rarhara Atkinson. VOLLEY BALL RUNNERS-UP Row 1—Gretchen Gasteyer. Lois Garrison, Jackie Sheets, Virginia Slewhart. Mary Ann Zepemick. Marge Reck, Phyllis Straukas, Phyllis Lauer, Audrey Smith. Audrey Todd.Basketball and Baseball BASKETBALL WINNERS Row 1—Ruby Stellema. Row 2 Mary Love, Phyllis Straukas, Marian Dean. Audrey Todd. Joan Malwin, Beverly Stevenson, Joanne Keene. BASKETBALL RUNNERS-UP Row 1—Gloria Miskie. Row 2 Eleanor Moore, Barbara Rachow, June Buren, Carol Nicholas. Ruth Esper, Nancy Paschen, lb-lores Weber. BASKETBALL AND BASEBALL Basketball, one of the most popular sports, is also the last indoor sport. Winners and runners-up were captained by Ruby Stellema and Gloria Miskie, respectively. Because baseball is the last sport of the season, it is difficult to get pictures for it in time for the Flstonian. The pictures printed here are of last year's group. BASEBALL PICTl RES Row 1—Joanne Keene, Elaine Roth, Dorothy Manthey, Ellen Slisher, Rarbura Seaverns, Nadine Volksdorf. Delores Weber. Row 2—“Fanny,” Dorothy Manthey, Joanne Keene, Delores Weber. — 92 —FEATURES iMurjphvj and theTurkThe Weary Traveler “Hi there, Smokey and Cindy!” “Well, Phyllis, how are you?” “Oh, I’m just fine? 1 just got hack from a long trip.” “You did? Tell us about it.” “Well, as 1 started down the aisle in the train to my drawing room, whom should I run into hut KESTER POLLOCK, my old school chum, who was now a conductor. It surely was hard to believe that ten years had gone by since that sad. sad day of graduation. “Later, while I was in the dining car. JOK POLAND sat down next to me and he told me that he was touring the country, making campaign speeches for governor. He had been near Indiana University, where JAMES NICHOLAS was teaching the fundamentals of psychology and PHYL GR1NG was teaching advanced social studies. Why, I remember Jim and Phyl, working away in Mr. Irgang's English class. “Just about that time we stopped at Chicago; I bought a paper, only to find JOAN JASICKI in the headlines as the woman lawyer who had solved a very hafiling murder with the assistance of JERRY STOREY, chief of police! “As I leafed through the paper. I noticed the billing of a production of ‘file Return of Gilda,’ starring NANCY BARDONNER and BOR SOLLER. It brought back memories of the days of the Junior and Senior plays. ‘DONALD LI ETH’S Sports Equipment’ was an advertisement that caught my eye. 1 wondered if that could be ‘Duck,’ one of our 'Red Devil’ stars back in ’47. “When I returned to the train, I decided to retire to my room for a quiet evening, listening to the radio and reading. I noticed that the LIFE magazine I was reading was edited by none other than DON ALLISON, with CAROL NICKLAS and STUART BROLLY also on the staff. My, what a small world! “Just as I was about to dial a different program, TED THORNE, a sports announcer advertising SHERER'S Shoes came on the air. In the sports world JOHN FEALLOCK and HERBERT HIBNICK have been leading in the tennis tournament, and PHYL STRAl KAS just set a new record in the swimming field. JIM (SKINNYI WEISFLOG ran the mile in three minutes at the Olympics. “The next morning I awoke still thinking of those good old school days. In an hour we arrived in Philadelphia, where we were to stop all afternoon. Since there wasn’t much else to do. 1 decided to see a movie. On my way to the theater I noticed a little shop named DELANEY'S FROCKS, with all sorts of dresses, which had all been designed by JOYCE DELANEY. “Farther down the street there was a small hamburger stand. As it took my interest, I went in. Who should wait on me but the owner himself - - CHUCK SHI LL. assisted by his faithful little helpers, GENE COOK and ARTHUR MAYER. “Still trying to waste time. I entered a department store, but almost before 1 had gotten through the doorway, a clerk dashed up. There stood RUTH ATLAS ready to sell me the whole store. All of a sudden someone ‘gently’ patted me on the back, and when I recovered, ERNIE HEBERLING was standing before me. just like a little 'red devil'. He proudly announced that he was the manager of the store and that JIM ARNDT and FRED BILLERBECK were his able assistants. “After I had been shown every square inch of th‘ building. I proceeded to the theater. I bought a ticket from the cashier, who was none other than DOT SPIRO. The theater was owned and under the complete management of the fairer sex. PAT KEPPEN was the owner, and SALLY MOORE and MARIANNE KICKl SH were the ‘femme fatale usherettes who showed me to my seat. “I continued my little expedition through the city, following quite a thrilling cowboy show, starring J ACK PARKER and ED UTLEY. My next stop was the ‘five and ten.' Taking the escalator up to the second floor, I noticed several familiar faces. ELAINE KASSL BE. MARGARET MCGINLEY, and LOIS MANTHEY were very earnestly managing their sections. As 1 passed by the main office, where MARTHA HILEMAN and ALVIN SCHL MAKER were working hard, who should stop me but WALLY’ ESTFAN, the owner, himself.” “Well, what did Wally have to say after ten years of freedom? “It didn't seem too much like freedom to him. Smokey, since his work kept him quite busy. Nevertheless. he seemed to know quit a bit of gossip. “It seemed that LORRAINE TIEBERT had just returned from overseas after an important mission. She is the secretary of an interpreter. CARL PL R'TT.L had been drawing and w riting for the Chicago Daily Sews. LARRY MOLEN owned a gas station down in Kentucky, with CHUCK SIEBERT as his assistant. '‘That was about all of the gossip. Glancing at my watch. I discovered that it was time to eat dinner, so I said ‘good bye’ and started once again on my journey. — 96 —The Weary Traveler “Feeling in the mood for soft music and white-coat waiters, 1 entered iuite a swanky cafe. With all possible dignity LOUIS STEPHENSON and DON TRACY very politely ushered me to my table in the dimly lighted room, after HARRIET DYSKIEWICZ, the hat check girl, had taken my coat. “Suddenly the spot light caught six silhouettes outlined against a light background. JO HAYDEN, VIVIAN WALTERS, DIANE MEILSTRUP, BOR REED. DON SCHULTZ, and CHUCK LEI ST were heard singing softly. As I was giving my order to the waiter, who was none other than JACK ‘SWEDE’ SWANSON, up came ANN DOSTIE, trying frantically to sell me some cigars. “When the sextet finished their delightful singing. MARVEL SCHLUNZ and ELLIOTT SORGE showed extreme talent in a clever dance routine. Then the band featured WILBUR ABEL, BOB GEHRKE, RALPH PRECIOUS, and Don SCHLUNDT, playing ‘Gravel Beater.’ Accompanied by the hand, ADAM PIECHNIK sang an old favorite, ‘Sentimental Reasons.’ “Finishing a good meal, I once again started down the avenue. As I approached the corner, I noticed PAUL (FOO) PETROFF and JOHN LEROY, both directing traffic as a fire engine came clanging down the street with BRUCE LOGMANN and RONALD BENSZ hanging on the rear. “Safely across the street, 1 turned my steps toward the railroad station. I breathed a sigh of relief when once again in my compartment aboard the train.” “Where did you go from there?” “After a few more stops, and what seemed like weeks of travel, Cindy, I finally arrived at my destination, Hollywood, California. "The first thing the next morning I followed up one of my fondest ambitions, witnessing the production of a motion picture. The guide, DICK LEVIN, was very helpful in pointing out everything of importance to me. As we entered one studio they were in the process of rehearsing ‘Cloudy Skies,' with VAL FLUEGGE and DICK RHODES in the leading roles. “While JIM DONNELLY was using every bit of effort in directing the very able cast, JOHN BERLIEN, the producer, attended to the business part of the production. “As I started to leave the studio, TOM KRUEGER stopped to talk to me. He had been filling in comedy parts for different pictures. “The next day, I stopped at a modeling school where BEV KRUEGER and KATIE BRK.KLEY were doing professional modeling. Bev was modeling for BURDICK’S BLOl SES and Katie for HAVEN’S HATS. “In the same building I passed a barber shop where DICK GREEN, the owner, took pride in giving DICK JOHNSON a very short ‘crew cut.’ Adjoining the barber shop was a hair-styling shop operated by SHERWOOD SALMASSY, and at that moment he was styling the hair of one of the PODGORSKI twins. Farther down the corridor I noticed KAYE WELLMAN, trimming the window of his little flower shop. “I was fascinated by many other interesting places in that building. I passed a small office where BARBARA STIBBE, owner of a comic magazine company, was writing a few jokes for the next edition. BARBARA ZIESMER. her assistant, was trying to give her some clever ideas. “After I had left the building, 1 roamed down the street to a small library and decided to get a good book to read that night. The librarian, WILMA SCHUMACHER, was very helpful in assisting me. She pointed out one of the latest best sellers, which was written by THELMA LARSON. I also noticed a collection of poems written by RITA WOLFF. Since I was very tired, 1 then returned to my hotel for a quiet evening’s rest.” “How long did you stay in Hollyw'ood, Phyl?” “I stayed only about one week longer, Smokey, before I said goodbye to the hotel manager, ED PASULA, and started for home. “Because I was getting a little homesick and was in a hurry to get back. I decided to go by airplane. My trip was quite pleasant with the cheerfulness of DELORES KARM and BARBARA OLSEN, the hostesses. “Even though I did have a very pleasant trip, still I am glad to be at home. Of course, there are loads of things I did and many other people that I saw, but it would take forever to tell you everything. “Why, right here in Michigan City, GLORIA OHLHAUSER and JEANETTE VIA NTH EY have a school of music, and GERRY SCHULTZ owns a car factory. STEVE GLIDDEN teaches the freshman Purdue class at old Isaac C. Elston. “I guess that I shall always be meeting one or another of my old classmates from that good old Class of ’47. I wonder what everyone will be doing in another ten years?” “Well, Phyl, Smokey and I had better be going home. I hope that another ten years won’t elapse before we meet again. — 97 —Will it run? Wood shop Electric shop Mac hi sh Food?' I made it myself Shine it well Don’t kill him Looks like new LibraryMaking animals Break that pinata J u st Egupt ians Watch the. pendulum Phi sics Crafts Latin projects Office girls Nave a cup?? Marie Ahrendt Donald Allison Jack Arndt.......... Janies Arndt......... Richard Arndt Ruth Atlas .......... Ralph Rami wart Nancy Ihirdonner Ruth Barn house.. Rita Bazia Marge Beck........... Ronald Bensz........ Lyle Bentley......... Frank Benwell John Berlien Lloyd Berry.......... Fred Billerbeck Wallace Blarney... Katherine Brickley. Ramona Brinkman Stuart Brolly Barbara Burdick Ramona Burns......... William Cannon Marjorie Carnahan Richard Chambers.. Joan Chinski Norman Chinski Gloria Chlebowski John Chrapkowski Loren Cofer.......... (taie (Jook ......... Allen Cota........... Doris Cox............ Donna Crooks........ Paul Culpepper.. Nicholas Dabkowski James Dale Joyce Delaney Joanne Denotv Jean I le ana James Donnelly Ann Dostie James Downs.......... Harriet Dyszkiewicz Rose Echimovich W illiam Edinger John Ellis Greta Emmons......... Wallace Fist fan John Feallock Valerie Fluegge Dorothy Foldenauer Marion Foster....... Allen Fritz.......... Donald Furness....... Ix is Garrison Gretchen Gasteyer Robert Gehrke Lillian Glassman Steve (Ridden Sighting The Seniors A little girl with little to say. ELSTONIAN editor-in-chief. Football is his sport. ...................“I’m tough, see!” ................Agriculture is an art. ........She will talk you out of it. An artist in the making. What a wonderful disposition! .......She learned quickly. .......Getting fun out of life. Take note, fellows! .........................Get a horse! ..........................Army man. ... He comes to school to learn. "bailor boy." ..................“Silence is golden.” Quiet, hut - - - ..............................“Athlete" A black-haired beauty. .............“Don't make me blush.” Wise, witty and wolfish. ......Quiet bundle of sunshine. ...................Secretarial type. That “Santa Claus” chuckle. ..“Midge” and her Swedes. .“Why waste time on education?” ..........Short, sweet, and snappy. .................................Quiet? ..........Her interest lies elsewhere. ......................Tall - - Dark - - ...................Wide awake look! ...............Just call him “Sonny.” .................He joined the Navy. ....................She loves bangs. ........................Oh that hair! He loves to read (comic books). ...............................“Speedy" Someday you will miss the corner. Oh, those beautiful eyes! ....................The girl Ik w1s. .....That sweet innocent look! “Women, hah - -but girls!” “My Brace.” ........He answered the call of duty. ...................Just a home girl. ..... Hearts and flowers. What a handsome man! ....................“Muscle Man” ..................Sweet Personality. ..........................“Man of Iron” ... Handy with a racket. ..... The girl with a singing heart. ..................Industrious senior. “Chemistry is my favorite subject.” ..............................Humorous? ..............Well, he keeps warm. ..................Petite blonde. ..................Beverly Shores girl. .................Loves those drums! Homemaker at heart. Red hair - - freckles - . a big smile. Colleen Goddard Richard Green Phyllis firing Robert Groendyke Carol Hatfield Norma Haven....... Joan Hayden....... Ernest Heberling Jeanette Herrbach Marie Herl Herbert Hibniek Martha Hileman. Alex Honyak Robert Hopper Ramona Hundt Ellsworth Irk William Jahns Joan Jasicki...... Donald Jenkins Richard Johnson... Victor Jurshans Norman Kahn........ Delores arm....... Elaine Kassube.... Barbara Kempf Patricia Keppen Ruth Kessler Marianne Kickush Eileen Kinlzele... Norman Kniola Henry Konda....... Delores Kops...... Marilyn Koss Janice Kottler.. Marshall Krantz Barbara Krueger Beverly Krueger Tom Krueger... Ix well Kuszinaul Thelma Larson Phyllis Lauer Harold Lawson Charles I.eist John Le Roy Richard Levin. Joanne Levine..... Ronald Lieber..... Dale Linn......... Donald Logmann Marvin Losiniecki James Lulls. Jack Luchtman Donald Lueth..... Corinne Lutz...... Margaret McCinley Anita McIntyre... Mary Mackowiak Alan Mansfield.... Jeanette Manthey Lois Man!hey irginiu Ma-chke Slow but sure. ......The strong silent type! She’s determined to milk a cow. Music is fascinating. ..........Why so shy? ....................................“Flighty” ........Sweet girl, smart girl, soft voice. .............................“I’m cultured.” .........A quiet woman is unusual. Those cute gold earrings. “I el me give my opinion.” Can she type! ..............Note that moustache! ..............“I love life.” ............................A sweet smile. ...........................A “gentleman.” ........Enlarge the doorways! ................“Let me read your palm.” .........Blessed with curly hair. ..........................“Rickard”, that is. ....................................“Sleepy.” .............Forget aliout him, girls. ............................Smiling eyes! ....................How she can dance! ..............“Intelligence” in the flesh. “I'm always in somebody's way.” That Edge wood girl! .............“Mimi” loves them all! ............She works like a beaver. ..............................You tell me! ...................Second period office boy. .........................She has her man. .............................Loads of fun! ......................... How is Bernice? ......Nothing like the Marines. ..................“She's different!” ........Made for modeling. ....................He always has a smile. ............................“Penny tosser.” A bright person with a bright personality. Athletic young lady. ............................“Starry eyes.” ........Not last but “Leist.” ............“Far Ik it from me - - .” That fascinating bow tie! ................................“Chesterton.” ............................“Little Jake!” ......................He's a hard worker. ............Hand him anything to draw. ..........................A little butcher. ...................................“Bashful.” ......................Purdue Man. Just an athlete at heart. The quick-answer girl. .................................“Talkative.” ........“Show girl” (Lido) Those dimples are fascinating! .......“The sea - • the beautiful sea.” Music runs in the family. Waiting for the ship to come in. The fiddler.” — 101 —Sighting The Seniors Arthur Mayer ...................................Indiana “U.” Patricia Meeker Hammond - • home town. Diane Meilstrup “And now yell it louder! Roger Mignery “Frenchy.” Jerome Mikulski.................................“Bell Bottom Tousers.” Patricia Miller Ix ves the boys Larry Molen.....................................“Moe” - or “Moldy”? Sally Moore ..........“Ball State, hurrah! ’ Howard Myers..............................What, a monitor? nna Nadaf......................................... Such a high “ I Q.“ James Nicholas. Good sense ami good nature never separate. Carol Nicklas..................................................Brains to spare. Gloria Ohlhauser.............Musical in more ways than one. Marjorie Oldenettel................................ “Maggie.” Barbara Olsen Her wonderful home for parties! Anthony Paquette................................................“Dark Eyes.” Jack Parker................................................Good bass voice. Maurice Parker............................Fort Wayne girls. Edward Pasula ......................................City billiard champ. Dorothy Pavolka Swings like a monkey on those rings. Marion Pawlik ..Government is his favorite subject. Francis Pawloski...............................“Bud’ is always happy. Richard Penfold............................................ Her name is Ann. Lyle Peters.................... It’s none of your business! Paul Petroff Faithful hall walker. Adam Piechnik........................................................“Frankie!” Loretta Podgorski .................So alike and yet so different! Lorraine Podgorski Joe Poland "(k ld. Honey fCester Pollock .“Didn’t get into Canada, eh?” Wayne Pomranke Violets are his favorite flower. Leo Post........................................Crazy and full of fun. Norl»erl Pozdol Speaking of blondes - - Ralph Precious Is she precious, Ralph? Carl Purcell .................................Airplanes are his hobby. Loretta Rakoezy Goes for the post graduates. George Rayshich ................................Quiet but impressive. Robert Reed Are you going to sell insurance, too? Richard Rhodes He's not so “Shy.” Phyllis Richter .....................“Junior Miss” Barbara Riley. Pin girl! Robert Rudolph He will teach you to drive. Sherwood Sal massy A man of few words - • remarkable! Robert Schacht .............................Oh you “toe head ’ you! Richard Schapanski..........................Conscientious usher - - - Rose Schaumann..............................................Hot dog seller. Russell Schlaak Parsons is his favorite teacher. rlan Schlundt .................................Small boy, big mind. Donald Schlundt .......................................Saxophone boy. Kenneth Schiunz. Ace with a motorcycle. Marvel Schiunz.....................A neat, sweet, smart girl. Daisymarie Schnick A future housekeeper. Alex Schultz.........................................................“Suave.’4’ Donald Schultz..................................“Say it with Music.” Gerald Schultz.............................Are you walking today? Wilma Schumacher........................Window shades for eyelashes. Alvin Schuniaker ....................................The boy secretary. Ruth Schwermer. ..........................................“Candy Girl.”.. Patricia Seaverns.................................“Amazon.” Jacqueline Sheets That important ring adorns her finger. Paul Sherer.......... Charles Shull Charles Siebert....... Martha Siegmund.... Eugene Skihinski Ronald Slisher....... udrey Smith Mary Smith ........... Robert Soller Dorothy Sommerfeld Elliott Sorge Dorothy Spiro Susan Sprague Donald Spychalski Louis Staniszewski Richard Stark......... Genevieve Starobrat Beverly Steinke....... Richard Steinke...... Louis Stephenson Barbara Stibbie...... Gilbert Stinchcomb Lloyd Storey. . Jerry Storey Phyllis Straukas...... Gloria Sudrow Gloria Swanson........ Jack Swanson.......... Warren Sydow (.'harlotte Thomas Madeline Thomas. Jacqueline Thompson Ted Thorne Lorraine Tiebert Donald Tracy.......... Russell Troy.......... Donald Ulrich.. Elaine Ulrich Edward Utley ......... Robert Vanderplough. Clemens Vankoski Gerald Waite ......... Betty Walters......... Vivian Walters........ Joanne Warren......... Donna Weber........... Viola Weddle.......... Janies Weisflog Dolores Wellinski Kaye Wellman ......... Gerald Werre.......... John Wiegmann Lou Wilch............. Lorraine Witek........ Loraine Witte......... Barbara Wolfe Rita Wolff Dorothy Woods Martha Wright David Zdyb............. Barbara Ziesmer .........The man (?) with the “hat”! .....................“Don’t rush me!” .......................“King Charles.” ...........“Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.” .......................A fast half-back. .....................Hall Patrol man. ...................Small but powerful. ..........The girl with the cute clothes. ...............................“Daddy.” ...................Keeper of the funds. ......................“Arthur Murray”? ............“It’s just fate, that’s all.” ......................The “Voice” - - ...................He likes ice cream. ...............Big name - - lil’ boy. ....................Oh, those blondes! Silence is more eloquent than words. ..................Full of the dickens! ......“Manito” is what they call him. ................“Farmer in the Dell.” ...............Never a Hull moment. ........................“Big Brother.” ........................A tall Storey! Those horn-rimmed glasses! ............A swimmer in the crowd. Another ELSTONIAN worker. ..................That giggle of hers! ...............Stands out in a crowd. .................The old section-hand. ................Simple, sweet, sincere. ..................That beautiful hair. .........Girls who like cats are fickle. ...................A man about town. ....................Personality plus! The human victim of the safety class. ...............Is he Helen’s brother? ..............................“Moody.” ................She can pump a flute. ...Just a bashful lil boy! ...........................Spoken for. ................................“Doc.” .......................One swell kid! ........................She’s all set! ..................A little nightingale. ....................A sense of humor. ..................A W elier every year. .............School is just a pastime. little man with a lot of speed! ....................Short, dark, cute; ...............Flowers are beautiful! .............Are you weary, Gerald? Which is it. LaPorte or M.C.? ...........................A shadow. ......................Calm as can be. ....................The girl is witty! ...................Wolf only in name. ..................A poet in our midst! ............A cheerful sort of person. ...............Marriage is wonderful! .....................A perfect blank. ...........Always room for fun in life. — 102 —advertisi — 103 —Appreciation The ELSTONIAN staff and sponsor wish to thank subscribers, patrons, advertisers, and others who made this yearbook possible. GO... with EASTPORT All Phones 4400 EASTPORT LAUNDRY DRY CLEANING 1515 E. Michigan St. The FAWLEY-ABBOTT Co. Furniture 809 Franklin Street Phone 201 Compliments of Compliments of CENTRAL DRUG STORE HOOSIER FACTORIES EASTMAN KODAK AGENCY INC. Cor. Franklin 4th Sts. Phone 86 WE DELIVER — MEN'S TAILORED TROUSERS Compliments of FREY BROS. LUMBER CO. West End of I Oth Street AUTOMOTIVE PARTS COMPLETE MACHINE SHOP SERVICE MICHIGAN CITY AUTO SUPPLY Telephones 743 - 744 — lot — I 12 East Michigan Street Michigan City, IndianaCONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF '47 LCCTRIC 815 FRANKLIN STREET • TELEPHONE 5 0 0 0 MICHIGAN CITY. INDIANA Michigan City's Most Complete Line of Electrical Supplies and Appliances Exclusive Dealer for Westinghouse Appliances Hoover Sweepers - 105 — "We Wish the Class of '47 a Very Happy CITY HOMES SUBURBAN BUSINESS PROPERTY and Prosperous Future" LOTS FARMS ACREAGE ALBERS BAKERY COONROD CAROW 829 Franklin Street Phone 933 Realtors CONGRATULATIONS to the RUSSELL H. KRAMER CLASS OF '47 THE SPAULDING SHOP WILKE'S DRUG STORE Michigan City, Indiana 1 Ith and Franklin Streets Bill Wilke, Prop. "Inexpensively Exclusive" DR. G. G. GIFFORD Compliments of OPTOMETRIST CIPARES INSURANCE AGENCY Room 311 Warren Bldg. Phone 565 see- FRANK M. KREBS MONTGOMERY WARD for APPLIANCES EQUIPMENT HUDSON CARS TRUCKS COMPANY HOUSE TRAILERS DEPENDABLE USED CARS 717-719 Franklin Street 1 1 02-04 Franklin St. Michigan City, Indiana Phone 676 Phone 4360 — 106 —CONGRATULATIONS to the GRADUATING CLASS OF '47 from MYRLE'S FLOWERS Formerly McCracken's MYRLE E. SCHMIDT 128 East 10th Street Michigan City, Indiana Telephone 1700 "We Telegraph Flowers" — 107 —Compliments of VERNIER CHINA CO. On U. S. 20 KRUEGER China and Glassware DRY CLEANERS Phone 2997-1 Compliments L. MISSAL of DECORATING CO. DOBESKI'S We Specialize in SHOE STORE QUALITY WALLPAPER PAINTS Phone 2308 825 Franklin Street Compliments of KUBIK SOUTH SIDE HARDWARE — 108 —OTTO AICHER CO. 80 YEARS OF FINE FURNITURE 710 FRANKLIN STREET — 109 — CHECKER CAB $ea£fock COMPANY dHae Co. Indiana s Most Modern Cab Company 503 Franklin Street EQUIPPED WITH TWO-WAY RADIO PHONE 1400 Buster-Brown Shoes 24 HOUR SERVICE For Boys and Girls HOOSIER TIRE Walk-Over Shoes VULC., INC. For Men and Women GOODRICH TIRES TUBES PHILCO RADIOS REFRIGERATION "Airstep" Shoes For Women MOTOROLA CAR RADIOS Franklin at Michigan Phone 1933 • • Seeing Spots? • . • • . • • If Spots Are On Your Clothes— • • • • Let Us Remove Them • ( • • . • . . PHONE 839 .. • ANDRUS . DRY CLEANING - TAILORING • • • • 303 Franklin Street • • IN MICHIGAN CITY IT'S THE STAR LAUNDRY FOR FINE LAUNDRY WORK PHONE 133 CONGRATULATIONS and BEST WISHES FOR SUCCESS Remember Sears for . . . • HOME FURNISHINGS • MODERNIZATION REPAIRS • AUTOMOTIVE • FAMILY WEARABLES • APPLIANCES Phone 383 8th Franklin Sts. SaZjfazi'ffi fra JEmKj — 110 —Protect Precious Eyesight with Plenty of Good Light — ★— NORTHERN INDIANA PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY — in —WM. MILLER MARKET BEST OF EVERYTHING IN THE MEAT LINE Phones No. 18 and 19 1001 Franklin Street Compliments of BLUE BELL BEAUTY SHOP Corner of Ninth and Washington Streets Corner 8th and Franklin New Styles . . . Good Values Every Day FRANKLIN PHARMACY HUMMER JOHN J. MARSZALEK Registered Pharmacist MORTUARY 1517 Franklin Street Michigan City, Ind. 716 Washington Street Phone 234 We Deliver Phone 2121 Compliments of Dr. B. H, Kaplan J. L. La Fountain OPTOMETRISTS Specializing in EXAMINATION OF THE EYES 123 East Eighth Street Phone 2000 Call 802 for Bus Information Our Tickets Are Good on All Lines Everywhere Chartered Coaches DUNES CAFETERIA 201 Franklin St. — 112 —Compliments of DWYER PRODUCTS CORPORATION OLSEN'S Your Favorite Studio for the Past 25 Years PORTRAIT- COMMERCIAL— CANDIDS— Agencies for— EASTMAN KODAKS BELL HOWELL MOVIE ARGUS CANDIDS OLSEN STUDIO 827 Franklin Street Michigan City, Indiana — 113 —ARNIES GRIDDLE LUCHTMAN FLOWERS Amies Griddle Salutes the Class of '47 May the Years to Come Bring You Every Success. 1004 E. Michigan Street 1 Ith Franklin Streets Phone 2411 MICHIGAN CITY'S Compliments of DEPARTMENT STORE C. A. DUNHAM fffliaefca Known for Service and Value! Compliments of A. C. HEITSCHMIDT BRADY'S FUR SHOP 314-316 E. Michigan St. 515 E. 10th St. Phone 3630 Phone 320 Michigan City, Indiana TONN BLANK, Inc. 104 North Franklin Street Compliments LUMBER - MILL WORK BUILDING MATERIAL of "See Us Before You Build" CLARA HAT SHOP Dealers in GENERAL ELECTRIC APPLIANCES Phone 108-JCONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 1947 DIAMONDS - WATCHES - JEWELRY DELANEY FURNITURE 53 I Franklin Street COMPANY Michigan City, Ind. 424 Franklin St. Phone 517 To A Fine Senior Class . . . Our Heartiest Congratulations BODINE STUDIO Portraits by Photography — 115 — 412 Franklin St. Phone 1405it's BUCHANAN'S for . . . "Fine Dry Cleaning" 5 Convenient Cash and Carry Dry Cleaning Stores Plant and Office • 514 E. Michigan St. • 408 Franklin St. • 1016 Franklin St. • 23 10 Franklin St. • Molen Bldg., Long Beach BUCHANAN'S Phone 472 for Prompt Pick-Up Service COAST-TO-COAST Cleaners - Dyers HARBOR COAL BETTE MOORE SHOP DRESSES - SUITS - COATS Michigan City, Indiana OIL COMPANY 524 Franklin Street Phone 3243 PACKARD Ask the Man Who Owns One CROSLEY That Fine New Car CROSLEY Refrigerators - Radios - Stoves Kitchen Sinks - Laundry Equipment JOE DRY I Ith Michigan Sts. ANN'S PERSONALITY BEAUTY SHOPPE COMPLETE BEAUTY SERVICE MANICURING 703' j Franklin Street Phone 3632 Michigan City, Indiana — 116 — Compliments of We Wish the Class of 1947 a Very Happy and Prosperous Future ROOT When You Buy SCHOLL'S FUNERAL HOME GOLDEN GUERNSEY MILK Joseph M. and Margaret Root You get the Best Value in Finer Flavor and Better Nourishment Telephone 3242 Serve This Food That Builds STRONG AMERICANS FOR FINEST QUALITY Compliments of CENTRAL COAL CUSH GINTHER LUMBER CORP. 807 Franklin Street C. E. Mitchell, Mgr. 430 E. Fifth Street Phone 139Compliments of Compliments ARNOLD A. MAYER of Michigan City's CENTRAL Exclusive Children's Shop FOOD STORES 23 12 Franklin St. Compliments of THE FOOD CENTER 1153 E. Michigan St. BLOCKSOM GENE - JIM - JOE COMPANY DOLEZAL BROWNIE'S FAMOUS HAMBURGERS Compliments BAKED HAM HOT DOGS of FRENCH FRIES HOT CHILI SPRAGUE DEVICES, Inc. Complete FOUNTAIN SERVICE BROWNIE'S Compliments of DRIVE-IN STAIGER HARDWARE 1208 Franklin St. Phone 3861 COMPANY — 118 —Good Luck and Best Wishes to the PETERS MARSKE, Inc. Class of ’47 215 E. Michigan Street from the WELDING FACTORY SUPPLIES KARMELKORN SHOP MACHINE BORDER WORK Ralph Baker, Prop. Phones 650-1800 Compliments Compliments of of ECONOMY BELL LOCK CO. CHEVROLET CORP. A. W. Mitchell, Pres. RELIANCE MANUFACTURING COMPANY Home of "BIG YANK" No-Tare Shorts i 7?e ance 1 — 119 —★ ★ ★ Compliments of LILLY'S Compliments of Hat Dress Shop PETERS DAIRY "OHMINGS" 1015 E. Michigan Street Drugs Henry F. Graubman, R. Ph. ★ ★ ★ FOUNTAIN LUNCHEONETTE Ella B. David, Mgr. 8th Franklin Sts. Phone 203 Michigan City, Ind. Compliments of BEEBE’S WITH BEST WISHES SPORTING GOODS TO THE CLASS OF '47 913 Franklin St. Phone 2244 MANN'S HOME STORE Compliments of CHOICE FRUITS - VEGETABLES HOOSIER FANCY GROCERIES ICE COAL COMPANY 1 1 25 E. Michigan St. 8th Michigan Phone 305-306 — 120 ——♦— if it's news . . . YOU’LL READ ALL ABOUT IT in the NEWS-DISPATCH A Community Builder FRED STERN "Stern Value" MEN’S YOUNG MEN'S WEAR 609—Franklin—609 Congratulations Senior Class ART MOR STUDIO PORTRAITS BY JOHN FORRER ART MOR CAMERA SHOP CAMERAS AND PHOTO SUPPLIES DEVELOPING TWENTY-FOUR HOUR SERVICE — 121 —SYL'S LUNCH WESTPHAL'S PHARMACY 109 West Ninth Street 1325 E. Michigan St. Phone 254 Michigan City, Ind. Best Wishes to the Class of '47 SADENWATER'S BLUE ROSE Oldest and Most Reliable Florist in Michigan City. BEAUTY SHOP We Satisfied Your Grandmother; We Can Satisfy You. 320 Decatur Street Phone 4184 Sadenwater Florist Shop 906 Franklin Street Tel. 447 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ LIBERTY THEATRE The finest theatre in Michigan CityGRIEGER'S CLOTHING STORE NATIONAL MILK CO. 525 Franklin Street HOMOGENIZED MILK Dwight Bowman Walter Leverenz GOLDEN GUERNSEY MILK COTTAGE CHEESE Compliments Visit Our Fountain for Michigan City's of BEST ICE CREAM NORTHWESTERN 306-10 East 10th Street Phone 150-151 TRANSIT, INC. Compliments of Compliments BURNETT SHOP of 1 13 West Seventh Street SMITH'S SHOES WALTER ZIESKE Corner of Tenth Franklin Sts. PRIME MEATS - POULTRY Phone 1783 1123 E. Michigan St. — 123 — Compliments of BLACKMOND'S JEWELRY STORE ON TO THE GOAL, 1947 GRADUATES HAPPINESS TO EACH-SUCCESS TO ALL. WM. LEVERENZ AGENCY "INSURANCE - REAL ESTATE" 103 W. 7th Street MICHIANA STABLES CARSTENS BROTHERS —"The Store of Quality"— 4' j Miles East of Michigan City on Route 12 READY-TO-WEAR Open for Business Year Round. DRY GOODS DRAPERIES New Supply of Horses This Summer. FLOOR COVERINGS BARTHOLOMEW Compliments of CO. LIEBER'S SHEET METAL WORK 505-507 Franklin Street Telephone 36 41 5 Franklin Street Phone 291-292 Compliments of Compliments of HERB MIKE'S MICHIGAN CITY Barber Shop LUMBER COAL CO. 9 1 1 Franklin Street 131 Washington St. Phone 3200 — 124 — Compliments of Compliments of LIBERTY BAKERY 1 604 Franklin St. WASTE Phone 21 MATERIAL SOBECKE'S SHELL SERVICE 1 134 Michigan Street Phone 2656 Michigan City, Indiana CORP. 820 Union St. Phone 353 GOODRICH TIRES, TUBES BATTERIES BECKS JEWELRY COMPLIMENTS TO THE CLASS OF '47 CURLY-TOP BEAUTY SHOP 721 E. 10th Street GIFTS MATTIE McCOMB 5 1 1 Franklin Street OFFICE SUPPLIES BOOKS STATIONERY GIFTS 620 Franklin St. Phone 393 — 125 —A Savings Account Is the Essential Requirement for College Education CITIZENS BANK FIRST NATIONAL BANK MERCHANTS NATIONAL BANK HATS CLEANED BLOCKED CLEM'S Cleaning Pressing 109 E. 9th Street Phone 1943 We Call for and Deliver TIRES - TUBES - BATTERIES HOUSEWARES - SPORTING GOODS GARDEN EQUIPMENT - AUTO SUPPLIES LUGGAGE - PAINT - CLOTHING FIRESTONE STORES FRUIT JUICES—6 DELICIOUS FLAVORS Orange, Grape, Pineapple, Pineapple and Orange, Fruit Punch, and Grapefruit Vi gallon 50c — Home Delivery Can Also Be Purchased at Your Local Grocery Store California Juice Co. 1026 E. 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