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

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CERCLES MSTtRiEI)X OES frif. ! . ft Sernas GlaAA- . . . : ';■'J-- -r - t £ C:. -ir - i? 4 4--g= ij' £ i£: 3. r 4l'! Tmu:‘ 'L i ,i ily- 1 4 E . ? .! r 4 ?i iyfci flLffilIa; li mv -■ i?i.f - j S t m=j • ■ f t "Z’ T] t 4 " s'S' ’? 4 ? i (Will + "4 iCM KOTO.' F I "0 ISrOi? STRR' iNS ?MT Z-"7 t S cki ct il toC4€ DJ K T M$ CenSoedA f if L ’ Sfi'Hb 2, cr,£tnl $ Jff 7 X? T s • ; £ 1 PfEJ • ' • I WjF? li • 7n- 20 f99$ ZUicmian ®f f |4» • . f ;.J ? f • ‘ • 2 ’ ISAAC C. ELSTON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL f' ! %■ ' ' «' u ’ u 3TV' Michigan City, Dndiana t ± ± "t £ p|p££i k T Tj v f Tfc - • k y ; f y 4 sT'sr' v'u '■• r ' Kj • ' i fi y lift « lift % % 3 ;$i+ u't t ♦ %  eJykaikm Mr. Griffin, who was a sponsor of the graduating class when they were sophomores and juniors, is well known for his interest in the students and his sense of humor. Because of his popularity among the students and because of our admiration for him as a teacher, we, the staff of the 1948 Elstonian. respectfully dedicate this book to Mr. James Griffin. 4P iehule From the time we learn to carry a tune in kindergarten until we march proudly to "Pomp and Circumstance" at graduation, music is a part of our school life. Think of all the melodies and sounds that blend together to make the "music" of M. C. High. A day at Isaac C. Elston Senior High School starts with music. At 7:30 every morning members of the Band and Glee Club sleepily come to take part in these musical activities. They are thoroughly awake by the time the other students arrive at 8:15. The rise and fall of voices can be heard as you pass the different classrooms. Looking in one room, you may see some academic student muttering formulas under his breath or trying to interpret one of Shakespeare's plays. Upon peeking into the room of a commercial class, you may see students staring intently at strange hieroglyphics and trying to decipher them. These are the transcript pupils trying to read their shorthand. The click of typewriters can be heard as soon as you come within hearing distance of the typing room. If you hear the roar of a motor and other odd noises, you are near the shops. This is the place where the vocational students are found. These boys are the future mechanics and electricians. A general student may be found doing almost anything from learning the eight parts of speech to studying interior decoration. Between periods the constant babble of voices can be heard. Students discussing classes, fashions, sports, or the latest gossip are all talking at once. Little by little they drift into their respective classrooms, and the halls are quiet for another hour. At three o'clock a large percentage of the students leave for work or home. During the sixth period the Elstonian staff is hard at work. At four o'clock the rest of the students leave, with the exception of those participating in extra activities and sports. By five o'clock the halls are empty, and the "music" of the school has ended for another day. 5fe a ul l Mr. Chas. Ft. Radey Mrs. Ruth Rydzy Mr. Wallace C. Smith The Board of Education can be called the arrangers of our school system. They make the rules and regulations which govern the public schools in Michigan City. Mrs. Ruth Rydzy is president, Mr. Chas. R. Radey is treasurer, and Mr. Wallace C. Smith is secretary. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Miss Alma Schilf Miss Jeanette Schlunz Miss Alma Schilf is financial secretary to the Board of Education. She is responsible for the school employee payrolls and financial reports. She is assisted by Miss Jeanette Schlunz. 6Mr. Knapp as superintendent of the Michigan City public schools is responsible for the smooth way in which the schools run. He appoints school employees with the approval of the Board of Education and suggests changes in textbooks and materials when they are necessary. His interest in the students and his excellent supervision are shown in his efficient manner of carrying out his duties. Mr. M. L. Knapp Mr. Knapp is ably assisted by his secretary. Miss Lois Johnson. In addition to her general office work, she checks attendance reports and arranges the distribution of supplies for the grade schools. Miss Lois JohnsonDr. Nelle C. Reed Nurse Ruth Kemena Our able health directors are Dr. Nelle C. Reed and Nurse Ruth Kemena. They help to promote good health in the public schools. Their office in the high school is opened for high school students part of the morning. They spend the rest of the day visiting grade schools and checking on the health of students there. The efficient attendance officer of the public schools is Mr. Warren Jones. He checks absentees in all the public schools in the city, and he also issues working permits to students seeking employment. Mr. Warren JonesOur principal, Mr. C. F. Humphrey, can be called the director of our high school. He supervises the activities and programs of the sudent body. His excellent leadership is responsible for the high scholastic standing of our school. Without his help and guidance our lives in school would not have been so pleasant. Mr. C. F. Humphrey Oh, Mrs. Weisflog, how many members are in the Junior Class?" Mrs. Weisflog, may I use the telephone?" But, Mrs. Weisflog, I don't deserve a detention just because I lost my excuse." "Oh, Mrs. Weisflog, would you put this in the bulletin tomorrow?" Although she doesn't run an information bureuu, Mrs. Weisflog is always ready to help the students and answer their questions. Often we forget that as secretary to Mr. Humphrey she har. other work to do. 9 Mrs. Martha Weisflogf qe Cnitn$on mnoYJh j W »c)7 jtaqD5 foR The piffTTKflT HeLj s Us To irj lr £Wi NC. Hig ijo0?sT In T e L a rfo, fof Ijouhefifi cffeo ttyA 9Tyjr(G Irj© Loi aL f} no UeLI Shout 1 oup tb 9»l JJtnm11faculty Top Row Mr. Ivan Horn .......................... Drafting Miss Bernice Henry.................Latin. English Bottom Row Miss Frances McConkey ..... English, Spanish Mr. Sheldon Maxey ................. Wood Shop Top Row Mr. Delbert Miller ................... Physical Education Miss Jeanette Murphy ......................... Commercial Mr. Palmer Myran ................... Instrumental Music Mr. Frank Neff ...........Shop Science, Shop Mathematics Mr. James Nicholas ......................... Auto Shop Mr. Arthur Parsons ....................... Social Science Bottom Row Mr. Riley Schaeffer ...... Miss Emma Schwabenlana Miss Frances Sebesta ..... Mr. Ralph Sellers ........ Miss Goldie Shepherd ..... Mr. Lester Smith ......... ........ Machine Shop ........ Social Science .... Physical Education ........... Commercial .............. English Chemistry, Mathematics 12Top Row Mrs. Grac© Hart ............................ Home Arts Mr. James Griffin ........................ Mathematics Miss Mabel Engstrom ................... Social Scienco Miss Mildred Dahlberg ...................... Librarian Miss Wilma Commer................................. Art Mr. Garth Cobbum .......................... Commercial Bottom Row Mrs. Bernice Mann ............................ Commercial Miss Mellie Luck ................................ English Mr. Harry Long ............................ Electric Shop Miss Genevieve Klueh ............................ English Mrs. Florence Kelly .......................... Home Arts Mr. George Irgang ................................. English Top Row Mr. Harold Wegner . Miss Dorothea Wolfe ( ................. Safety English. Social Science Bottom Row Miss Leona Stuart .................. Home Arts Mr. Henry Ten Harkel .............. Vocal Music Mr. Russell Troyer ....... Physics, Mathematics 13'Ad Vime Qoed fey" —1 K Os. £L 0 M W s £ C C X l© J • C C © 14 15Iwm ie £cmcda Richard Houck Trish Sioren Danny Drehmel The first official act of the "sophs" as they entered the doors of senior high was the election of their conductors. They are Richard Houck, president; Dan Drehmel, vice-president; and Trish Storen, secretary. Miss Wolfe and Mr. Parsons were chosen as the directors. The annual Sophomore Party was held on September 27; the theme was a gypsy camp. The sophomores came costumed as dark, swarthy-looking men and brilliantly dressed, exotic-looking women. The camp site was the boys' and girls' gyms, and a really authentic looking site it was with a huge fire along one wall. The grand finale was the crowning of the queen, Trish Storen, and the king, Richard Houck. Members of the court were Sue Mathias, Glory Glascott, Mary Burnham, Virginia Baird, Ann Messner, and Nancy Weisflog. The sophomores have two more movements before the completion of their symphony. Loads of luck to you as you attain the elevated rank of juniors.Abbott, Fred Abraham, Ollie Ackley, Mark Ahrendt. Eunice Angeledes, Joyce Arndt, Mary Arnold, Nancy Averitt, Sharon Bagrukovich, Marie Bahar, Lorice Baird, Virginia Barnhouse, Joann Bauer, Constance Bazia, Fred Beahan, Bill Beck, Arbutus Beebe, Carol Behrndt, John Berg, Elwin Bernoske, Dan Biederstadt. Richard Bielski, Lorraine Bitts, Donald Black, Jim Blake. Joan Bohlim, Anthony Bohnstadt. Doris Boyan, Nancy Bracken. Thomas Braginton, Tommy Brinkman. Dick Broessler. Ruth Brooks. Pansy Brooks. Phillip Bryan. Jean Burnham, Mary Burnett. Maryette Burrell. Oneida Burris. James Caddo, Margie 17Campbell. loan Campbell. Mitzie Carr, James Carter, William Chinski. Geraldine Chrapkowski, Eleanor Clark, Elizabeth Clark, Judith Clarke, Allen Collins, Beverli Coughlin, Barbara Covington, Barbara Crooks. Mary Culpepper, Earl Dagenhart, Donna Rae Daher, John Davis. Richard Dean. Edwin Denny. Irvin Denow, Janice Dittmer. Lawrence Dobson, Mary Dolezal, Donna Dombrowski. Phyllis Downs. Richard Drehmel. Daniel Dummett. Jo Anne Duncan. Donna Eberly, Etta May Ebersole. Marilee Eckert. Jeanette Eddy, Diana Eggers. Eugene Eggers, Fred Ellison. John Emmons Annette Erickson, Thomas Estfan. Edmund Feig. Catherine Fenton, Patricia 18Ferenc. Casimir Field. Marilyn Foldenauer. Mary Foody, Betty Foss. John Foss. Louise Frame. Robert Franckowski, Gene Franks, Sally Ann Fredenburg, Donald Fulford. Patricia Fuller, Gail Gabriel, Jorjean Gallas, Eugene Gardner, John Gazarkiewicz, Engene Germain. Mert Gielow, Gene Glasscott, Glory Goch, Lois Grattenthaler, Matthew Green, Delores Greenburgh, Ellen Gring. Robert Groszek, Lillian Gruenberg. Norma Guess. Louis Hack. Paul Hahn, Richard Haller. Donald Hallin, Laurence Handtke. Shirley Hansen, Jack Harmon. Delores Harris, Beverly Harris, William Hauser. Lee Heddens. Velma Hedstrom, Wilbert Heise, David 19 0 a n A 4 P p 4A p il. rv i Henson, Regina Herod, John Hibner. Eloise Hileman, Margaret Hileman, Ruth Hoffman, Barbara Hoffman, William Hohl, William Hornbeck, Janet Horton, Mary Houck. Richard Howard, Jack Huff, Charlotte Hullings, Robert Hunsley, Eugene Hurley, Pearl Inman, John Irons. Ray Ivey. Mary Johnson, Hugh Johnson, Jerry r Cl p Jones. Betty Jordan. Patricia Jost. Charles Kahl, Alfred 4 w X 1 1 Kaisner, La Vonne Kasten, Gene Keithley, Wayne Kelly, Margaret Kempf, David Keppen. Carol Killingbeck, Roy Kinsey, Ruth Kneisley, Charlene Kniola, Max Koch. Dorothy Koepke. John Konda. John Konkey. Miriam Krassow, Evelyn 20Kreft, Gloria Kreighbaum, Joan Kubsch, Neil Kucharski, Eugene Kuskowski, Adeline La Born, Betty Lou La Born, Grace Ladwig, Arthur Lansberg, Dale Larson, Emil LaTourette. Alan LeRoy, Barbara Leser, Lois Levendowski, Joan Lewalski, Paul Lewis. Diana Lindborg, Norman Lindborg, Oliver Lisak, Mary Jane Logerquist, Naoma 7.1: A o r y 9 ' 4 A f • ■ k A A ■ Vc- A) . '«LM» Lucas. Janice Lucy, Beverly Lyons, Dorothy Majot. Mary Lynn Marshall, Jacqueline Mason. Patsy Mason. Rex Mathias, Susan McAlpine. Joann McFeeley, Patsy McKee. Karl McKee, Pauline McMurray, Marcy Meska. Bob Messner, Ann Methany. Raymond Michael, Frances Sue Michaels. Jane Miller. Donna Mohammed, Harold 21Is Mr ft o ft Mi % , v • , | A M "j r yw ft u V ► fr ft A i • «• il Moore, Thomas Nahas, George Neff. Frank Nespo, Francis Neulieb, Joseph Nichols, Jean Nichols, Nancy Novak, Theresa Noveroske, Robert Nowfel, Josephine Olsop, Barbara Otto, Irene Pahl, Daniel Pahl, Earl Parry, Marion Penfold. George Penfold, Jack Peo, Jean Peters, Lewis Phelps, Delores Prahl, Marilyn Pruett. Homer Pugsley, La Dora Purta, Ruth Quadlin, Frances Rapp, James Rastenis, Daniel Ray. Charles Rebac. Caroline Reinholz, Robert Richards, James Richardson, Lora Richmond, Levi Ridenour, Ivan Ritchie, Lorna Ritchie. Richard Robertson, Nancy Rogowski, Ann Rogowski, Marjorie Rook. Henry 22Rose. Bobby Ross, Margaret Rowlands, Beverly Rowray, Jacqueline Rubin, George Rudnik, Gene Ruetz, Ray Russell, Roland Rux, Mary Jean Sadler, Cynthia Sage, Doris Sage. Dorothy Samilson, Carole Samys, Lorraine Sanderson. Laura Saracoff, David Schelling, Harold Schillke, Raymond Schlegelmilch. Billy Schlegelmilch, Tommy f AM P 0 P A»» $ tat li P ji P jt dr ' «1 p f r , SI V ) t • a€a L P Schlundt, Janice Schmuhl, Richard Schnick, Joan Schomacker, Wayne Schreckenbach, Gerhard Schroeder. Eldon Schultz. Kenneth Schumaker, Donald Schwanke, Carolyn Serhal. Ernest Shaffer, Jim Sheeler, Joanne Shelton. Audrey Shiparski, Mary Ann Siebert, Donna Simon, Richard Sjoberg, Carl Slaughter. Robert Slisher, Vernon Smiertelny. Lawrence 23o v» • Smith, Brooxsie Smith. Carolyn Smith, Marguerite Smith, Philip Smolenski. Joe Sommerfeld, Warren Sonnenberg, Irvin Spears, Donald Spicer, Allan Sprong, Raymond Stafford, Patricia Stantz, Adonna Steinborn, James Steinke, Bruce Storen, Trish Stradtner, Joyce Sutherlin. Jo Ann Swanson, Lawrence Swim. Robert Szabo, Ronald Taber, Richard Tague, Betty Tanski. Joseph Taylor. Barbara Taylor. Dorothy O 3 ft isw L Thibideau, Lois Thomas. Jacqueline Thomas. Mattie Todd. John Trottier, Charles AAf ft ft FlT nt Trottier. Donna Turner. William Walk. Joanne Weisflog, Nancy Ann Wellman, Carole A f fy ! ( A Wenzel. Jacqueline Werdin. Richard Werre. Kathleen Westphal. Beverly Westphal, Donald $ ± ' t s Hr i it L%r; 24Westphal. Harry White. Charles White. Louis Wiegert, Donald Wilke, Betty Wilke, Robert Wilke. Thomas Will, James Williams. Earlene Williams, Fredonia Wilson, Sarah Wilson, William Winner, Clark Witek, Lawrence Witner, Shirley Wold, Harold Wolford. Nancy Wolter. Harry Wood, Richard Wright. Virginia ft 4 0 V w- „• 1 'y a 0 p h-'f- £ o V- g t Mi KM r ft n a KM ■ Cs «- © n i" I v J 1 A. ” Young. Don Young. Eunice Young. Roosevelt Zitzelberger. Louise Shikany, Gloria NO PICTURES FOR: Abraham. Gene Adrian. John Chrapkowski. Joseph Kleebank, Donzetta Knight, Dorothy Kreighbaum, Leroy Kurczewski, Lucille Krusinski, Chester Lemons. Joyce Marciniak, William Peters. Patricia Rohde, Beverly Jean Schaeffer. Paul Schultz. Louis Stevenson, Seldon Storey. Robert Woodruff, John Yeoman. Richard Young, Dorothy Zimmerman, Bert 25SLOCK THAT PASS PEACH POP THE CB ua g «» V5 14 I ▼ BATTER UP. T-vw' • FRED AND BUMPW 26Qo -mi A. J. Parsons (coach), Jerome Bleck, Willis Schlaak, Robert Steinborn, George Kay, Eugene Roeper, Gene Abraham The fall season proved to be quite disastrous for the golf team. Several of the matches were literally washed out, as Mr. Weatherman insisted on throwing a shower on days specified for golf matches. The Red Devils, coached by Mr. Parsons, were consequently able to participate in only five matches, and they salvaged just one victory from the lot, this being over Riley of South Bend. This spring the golf team played another schedule, which will be recorded in the 1949 Elstonian. 277e4wUA--19Jl7 Row 1: Die Davis, Lyle Lee, Bob Averitl. Row 2: Dan Nespo. Bob Burnham. Coach Wegner, John Sweeney, Tom Grieger. CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS It took eleven years for M. C. H. S. to become the conference tennis champions, but that feat was finally accomplished. The Red Devils previously consistently held second place, but the team of 1947 would not be denied. Much of the credit belongs to Mr. Griffin, since he worked tirelessly with the boys for two years. The title might easily have been won last year but for the declaring of the first three players ineligible after the first three matches, which they had won easily. Mr. Wegner, who took over the coaching duties when Mr. Griffin became ill, added that vital something that helped the team win the title. Michigan City 5 Michigan City 5 Michigan City 5 Michigan City 5 Michigan City 3 CONFERENCE Mishawaka 0 Ft. Wayne 0 Goshen 0 Riley 0 Central 2 SCHEDULE Michigan City 4 Michigan City 4 Michigan City 5 Michigan City 5 — Elkhart 1 — Adams 1 — La Porte 0 — Hammond 0 21! Lyle Lee Bob Burnham Burnham, the first man and captain of the team, defeated the best players in the conference. In his match with McDowel. the championship hung in the balance of a single stroke, but the coolness Bob displayed when the chips were down showed him to be the champion he is and justified our claim to the title. 1. t |»T « — ' 4 1 ' -T, W . 7 . V »■% Holding the second position of the team is Lyle Lee. This left -handed racquet wield-er was defeated only once in nine matches. A senior, his only other loss in his three year high school career was in the finals in a tournament in Elkhart in 1945. John Sweeney In the third position is John Sweeney. John, a senior, displayed fine form on the court, as he won five of seven matches. John was equally strong in all phases of the game and could use his height to his advahtage. Nespo - Grieger a ' ■kiWMVWAIJJ c w Teaming up with the first three players. Dan Nespo and Thomas Grieger formed the doubles teams, performing well in that capacity. Both seniors, they have completed their second year on the team. Coach Wegner's enthusiasm and confidence in the players was quite instrumental in the winning of the conference championship for our school. This was his first year as coach of the tennis team. Next year he'll have to start with a "green" squad, but he hopes during the summer to build another championship team. 29 Coach WegnerfyootlfiCiJl ,32, T'aa Ve 14 Row 1: Jack Allison. Don Arndt. Roland Russell. Hall Sprague. Jim Burris. Edward Shepherd. Eugene Lindborg. Millard Long. Ed Dombkowski. Dick Snyder, Tom Lewalski. Bob Lau. Verne Harris. Row 2: Bill Hoffman (mgr.). Dick Houck. Dale Scrivnor. Yoahlee Calvert. Jim Chamness. John Mathias. Bob Baines. Bryed Billerbeck. Louis White. John Eldridge. Walter Peo. David Warren. Coach Miller. Row 3: Assistant Coach Kohlmeier. Alan LaTourette. Lawrence Swanson. Dick Fisher. Kenneth Riley. Leonard Deut-scher Bob Ciolek. Robert Wilson, Dale Will. John Marshall. Ronald Allison, James Wroblewski. Robert Hart-wig. Assistant Coach Plew. Row 4: Don Embree, Henry Marciniak. Tom Glidden, John Adrian, Allen Clarke, Eugene Eggers, John Daher, Tom Wilke. Ernest Serhal. Tom Hoopengarner. Melvin Fischer. Chester Krusinski. Row 5: John Woodruff. Ronald Szabo. Benny Witek, Jerome Kucharski, Larry Hallin. John Ellison, Joe Tanski. Marvin Simpson. Bob Storey. Dan Bernoske. "Go. you Red Devils, and break right through that line!!" The spirited Devils did just that — often enough to win four times and tie once in nine games. The up and down season featured many thrills for the fans, because the veteran players insisted on doing the unexpected. The biggest achievement might well be the fourteen to nothing victory over the strong, highly-favored Central of South Bend team. Ciolek, star quarter back, scored the first touchdown by recovering a fumble of Central's. He passed to Wilson for the second touchdown. The Devils set a new scoring record for Ames Field by romping to a fifty-nine to nothing victory over Clinton. This was done in spite of Coach Miller's efforts to keep the score down. The first string was kept on the bench for three-quarters of the game, but the boys just wouldn't be denied. Schedule Michigan City 6 La Porte 12 Michigan City 6 Elkhart 0 Michigan City 6 Goshen 19 Michigan City 27 Hammond Tech .... 0 Michigan City 14 Central 0 Michigan City 59 Clinton 0 Michigan City 0 Riley 25 Michigan City 6 Adams 6 Michigan City 0 La Porte 13 30"Butch” Deutscher was elected by the team as honorary captain. "Butch." a senior, had played first-string tackle ever since his sophomore year. He was also an active member of the baseball, track, and basketball teams. Pictured above is Coach Miller congratulating Jim Chamness for winning the most-valuable player award. Bob Ciolek has just received his award for making the most tackles. These two awards are presented jointly by the Tivoli Theatre and the News-Dispatch. Take it easy, boys; someone may get hurt! Below we see number 38. Walter Peo. plunging through the line for the necessary yardage for a first down against Adams, while Scrivnor (26). Eldridge (36). Mathias (25), and Deutscher (39) look on. There are three other Red Devils in on the play—do you know who they are? 31m UNDBORG SHEPHERD CALVERT VJHITE 32Q. A. A. Every girl taking gym is a member of the G. A. A. This year the season tarted with soccer and will end with baseball. The Club meets on Wednes-Jays at four o'clock in the study hall. Teams are organized, and a girl may play on a team for every sport or for just the sports in which she is most interested. A girl receives five points for each game that she plays. At the award assembly in the spring the girls with the highest number of points receive letters; and one girl, who has been voted the best athlete by her schoolmates, receives a sweater. Last year the honor went to Gretchen Gasteyer. Miss "Fanny" Sebesta is the sponsor for the G. A. A. and supervises all games. The officers are Joan Van Sickle, president; Delores Weber, secretary; Mary Love, vice-president; and Joanne Keene, treasurer. 33SOCCER WINNERS Row 1: Ruth Purta. Jean Meeks, Louise Fuller. Row 2: Sharon Averitt. Pat Fenton, Barbara LeRoy, Nancy Arnold, Karen Sadenwater, Trish Storen, Ann Patterson. Soccer was the first sport of the season and was played on Gill Field. The G. A. A. champs for this sport were Jean Meeks's team, and the runners-up were Mary Love's team. SOCCER RUNNERS-UP Row 1: Glory Glasscott, Mary Burnham, Mary Love. Row 2: Raheal Joseph. Ann Rogowski, Louise Zitzelberger, Marjorie Gallas. Victoria Bahar. Absent: Delores Weber. Cynthia Nichols. 34HOCKEY WINNERS Row 1: Icele McIntyre. Mary Burnham. Joan Van Sickle, Trish Storen, Victoria Bahar. Row 2: Evelyn Coons. Ruth Schroeder, Barbara LeRoy, Pat Fenton. Virginia Ruetz. Hockey followed soccer, and the tournament ended with Joan Van Sickle's team victorious, and Glory Glasscott's a close second. HOCKEY RUNNERS - UP Row 1: Lois Shreve. Mary Love. Glory Glasscott. Row 2: Nancy Paschen. Ann Rogowski. Sue Mathias. Louise Zitzelberger, Janice Lucas. 35JUNIOR RED CROSS Row 1: Adeline Kuskowski, Ruth Broessler, Mary Ann Zepernick. Betly Wilke, Nancy Robertson. Row 2: Fred Bazia. Beverly Westphal, Joyce Honyak, Mary Love, Jim Kunnen, Carolyn Riley, Miss Henry (sponsor), Ruth Dry, Anne Jane Crane, Dorothy Jean Frey. Phyllis Bartels, Dwight Lauman. Row 3: Dick Noveroske, Phil Gelman, Chuck Skibo. Ruth Groach, Corinne Rinehart, Dale Solberg. Michael Gnesin, Don Powers, Donald Wiegert, Richard Ritchie. PROGRAM NOTES Veterans in hospitals are very grateful to the Junior Red Cross representatives for the wonderful things these students have sent them . . . some of the projects of this group were Christmas menus for the Navy, fifty pairs of mules for the Veterans' Hospital, and twenty-one boxes for Hines Hospital, filled with many nice things ... at one of their Monday meetings this ambitious group elected Carolyn Riley as its president; Jim Kunnen, vice-president; and Ruth Dry, secretary . . . with the sponsorship of Miss Bernice Henry and the fine campaigning of the Club our school gained 100% membership in the Junior Red Cross Drive, November 1-15. 36TRI- HI - Y Row 1: Row 2: Row 3: Row 4: Ruth Kemena, Opal Glover, Jeanette Murphy, (sponsors). Anne Soller. Pat Davis. Janet Van Sickle. Joan Van Sickle. Betty Smith. Marilee Ebersole, Wilma Buchanan. Ann Patterson. Joan Mai win. Marilyn Johnson Betsy Ann Pugsley, Sheila Kaplan. Ann Messner, Nancy Nichols. Elsie Larson. Jane Klasen. Dorothy Hard!, Bonnie Storms. Ruth Troyer. Joyce Brindle. Shirley Coulter, Carol Nicholas. Nancy Paschen, Jean Westphal. Jean Pollnow, Margot. Kramer. Nancy Caserio. Maredith Collins. Virginia Parlrl; m yn C ,DrU£!!a “ma Jean Wilke. Marion Vernard. Mary Ann Zepernick. Manbeth barker, Marianne Haller, Phyllis Todd, Gertrude Dieckilman. S denw er1 ' Ar‘en0 B'eCk' Bul,ard' Downs' La Dora Pugsley. Margaret Kelly. Karen PROGRAM NOTES Tctke a certain blue sweater, add a triangular emblem adorned with a flaming torch, and the result is the identification of a member of the Tri-Hi-Y . . . at a State Tri-Hi-Y Conference the girls met Tri-Hi-Y members from all parts of Indiana . . during the school year the Tri-Hi-Y girls enlivened an evening by having a splash party, showed the spirit of service by sponsoring dances, and donned their prettiest frocks for the annual Hi-Y—Tri-Hi-Y Christmas Formal . . . the officers of last semester were Janet Van Sickle, president; Pat Davis, vice-president; Joan Van Sickle, secretary; Anne Soller, treasurer; and Betty Smith, chaplain . . . Joyce Brindle is now president, Maribeth Parker is vice-president, Dorothy Hardt is secretary, Ann Patterson is treasurer, and Betty Smith is chaplain. ■ it rDAHLITES Row 1: Trish Sioren. Elise Sellers. Dorothy Jean Frey. Ruth Dry. Anne Jane Crane. Row 2: Carolyn Riley. Marilyn Mitchell. Drusilla Ringo, Betsy Ann Pugsley. Mary Lane Storen, Jean Bryan, Mildred Dahlberg (sponsor). Row 3: Mary Burnham. Joan Widmar. Sally Thixtun, La Dora Pugsley. Corinne Rinehart, Shirley Orange, Bonnie Storms. Dolores Kring. PROGRAM NOTES As the school year runs along, there is one week to which the Dahlites especially look forward . . . why, of course, it's Book Week . . . when it approaches, the Dahlites seem to obtain the mystic abilities of magicians . . . presto, and the library changes to a gallery of elaborate displays . . . last fall Joan Widmar and Dorothy Jean Frey made the winning display, entitled "Phases of Life—Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow" ... as a part of the annual celebration of Book Week the Dahlites entertain their mothers and the faculty at a Book Week Tea . . . the library assistants also presented a radio program, enjoyed a hayride, and held industrious dusting parties during the school year . . . the officers of the group are Mary Lane Storen, president; Betsy Ann Pugsley, vice-president; and Drusilla Ringo, secretary. 3»Y - TEENS Row 1: Mary Jayne Brooks, Veola Lansing, Ruth Groach, Drusilla Ringo, Jane Lindenmeyer. Leona Stuart (sponsor). Janet Van Sickle, Jean Ellaby. Row 2: Margo Bailey. Pat Davis, Marilyn Johnson. Grace Bleck, Geraldine McKinney, Jo Spindler, Haroldine Fox. Loraine Dalman. Row 3: Carol Nicholas. Jean Westphal. Nancy Paschen. Patty Mattox, Romayne Holtgren. Virginia Foss. Anne Soller, Joan Van Sickle, Margaret Ross. PROGRAM NOTES Just call them juniors ... for the Y-Teens are the junior members of the Young Women's Christian Association . . . the major theme of the Y-Teens is service . . . the girls extend a helping hand to those who are in need, by donating time, money, food, and clothing . . . this year the Y-Teens planned their program around an international theme . . . on meeting nights speakers told about Holland, Russia, and Mexico . . . the conductors of last semester were Mary Jayne Brooks, president; Veola Lansing, vice-president; and Ruth Groach, secretary . . . the trio is now composed of Mary Jayne Brooks, president; Veola Lansing, vice-president, and Drusilla Ringo, secretary. II ' 394041ANOTHER REHEARSAL QUIET MEN AT WORK DUZ DOES EVERYTHING f UJHAT GOES ON HE £r rjTO mLa raheal mares f nal CHECK JUNIOR HNE-UP BOOH WEEK DISPLAY 42fjwdi i Plcuf On December 5, 1947, the junior high school auditorium was filled to capacity for the Junior Class presentation of A DATE WITH JUDY. The hilarious comedy by Aleen Leslie was enjoyed by all, and the smiling faces of the audience were proof of success. The leads were taken by Dorothy Jean Frey and Dale Solberg. Both were commended for their fine work. All parts, including those behind the scenes, were excellently portrayed; and the capable direction of Miss Goldie Shepherd insured a most entertaining and worthwhile evening. CAST OF CHARACTERS Judy Foster, a teen-age Miss ............... Dorothy Frey Melvin Foster, her father ...................... Fred Miller Dora Foster, her mother ..................... Joan Blieden Randolph Foster, her younger brother ....... Edwin Salmassy Hannah, the maid ........................... Evelyn Coons Barbara Winsocket. Judy’s friend ............ Jean Pollnow Oogie Pringle, the man in Judy's life ................. Dale Solberg Mitzie Hoffman. Judy's friend .............. Nancy Caserio Mr. Martindale, a theatrical producer .... Phillip Gelman Mrs. Hotchkiss, the laundry woman .......... Carol Nicholas Eloise Hotchkiss, her daughter ................ Sally Stern Mrs. Shultzhammer. of the P. T. A........ Virginia Shewbart Rexford Meredith O'Conner, a new boy ....... Wayne Gonder Susie, Rex's kid sister ................... Joanne Haven Radio Announcer ............................ James Ziegler 44IJtuiMSi [juJulate Tom Glidden Fred Miller The Class of '49 has now completed the second step in its climb up the scale, and there's only one big step ahead of the juniors. We know that they 11 make it with flying colors, for they have a good record to back them up. Their sophomore year was one of hard work, studies, and exams. They chose Miss Klueh and Mr. Wegner as their sponsors and Bob Lau, president; Fred Miller, vice-president; and John Mathias, secretary. That year was climaxed by the Sophomore Party. All work was forgotten then, for the sophomores were at the Mardi Gras. Gypsies, gayly dressed senoritas, Indians, pirates, and dancers spent a joyous evening, while the queen, Ruth Dry, and her attendants—Lois Shreve, Maredith Collins, Evelyn Coons, June Buren, and Elise Sellers—reigned over all. During their junior year there was work to do on the Junior play, A DATE WITH JUDY; the handling of the concessions, the sectionals, and the prom, not to mention a few studies in between. Th juniors have come through, and they've truly done a grand job under the able leadership of President Bob Lau, Vice-president Tom Glidden, and Secretary Fred Miller. Now on to a happy senior year, and, if good luck, best v ishes, and high hopes will help any, we're all sure that you'll be just "tops." Miss Genevieve Klueh Mr. Harold Wegner 45Ackerman, George Albers. Bob Allie, David Allie, Hassen Allison, Jack Allison, Ronald Arens. Bill Arndt. Donald Averitt. Robert Bahar, George Bahar, Victoria Bailey. Margo Balow. Tom Barenie, Clarence Barnett. James Bartels, Doris Bartels. Phyllis Beck. Stuart Benjamin. Ronald Benton, Delores Berger. Fred Bielski, Floyd Billerbeck, George Black, Robert Blankenship, Jerre Bleck. Arlene Bleck, Jerome Blieden, Joan Blocksom. Robert Booth. Ramona Bruehlman. Alice Bucklin, Nancy Bullard, Barbara Burdick, Dick Buren, June Burkhart. Bettie Caserio, Nancy Casper, Loana Clark. John Collins, Maredith 16A ft atm hJk 1 o P ft f) k r 0 ir r . w o. B o V’ i Coons, Evelyn Crane, Anne Jane Crawford, Jerry Criswell, Richard Dana, Richard Dennewitz, Alice Deutscher. Henry Dombkowski. Edward Downs. Nancy Downs. Shirley Dry, Ruth Drzewiecki, Eugene Easterday, Audrey Eldridge, John Ellaby, Ida Jean Embree. Donald Everly, Barbara Farrell, James Fausch. Richard Fischer, Melvin Florent, Walter Frey, Dorothy Gelman, Phillip Germain. Fred Gill, Dolores Glidden, Tom Goetz, Joanne Gonder, Wayne Grieger, Elizabeth Gring, Glenn Gring, Patricia Groach. Ruth Hallin, Bert Hartwig, Robert Haven, Joanne Heisler, Alberta Heisman, Norene Helsing, Norma Jeanne Henckel, Dale Henry, Jo 47Hoban. Richard Honyak. Joyce Hoopengarner, Tom Howey. Nancy Ingelson, Beverly Ivey. Beverly Johnson. Earl Johnson, Jelaine Joseph. Raheal Joseph. Shomon Karm. Bob Kessell, Mary Elaine Klasen, Jane Knaak. Dolores Knoll. Frank Kolasa. Dolores Konda. Mary Koziolek. Rita Kucharski. Jerome Kuhn, Robert Kulakowski, Lorraine Kunnen. James Kuskowski, Lorraine Kuszmaul. Mary Lane. June Lau, Robert Lauman. Dwight Lesk. Eleanor Lidke, Eugene Linn. Donald Linsemeyer, Robert Lyons. Donald Malwin. Joan Marciniak, Henry Marshall, John Martin, Kent Mathias, John Mayer. Judith Migliore, Richard Miller. Fredk A • ft Miller, Gladys Miller, Mary Francis Miskie, Gloria Mohnssen, Carter Murray, Eugene Murphy, Jack Nadaf, George Newman, Walter Nicholas, Carol Nicklas. John Nieman, Audrey Ohms, John Ottersen, George Owens, Kathleen Paschen, Nancy Petroff, John Pilk, Henry Platt, Doreen Platt. Kathleen Podgorski, Arthur Pollnow, Jean Powers. Donald Preuss, Shirley Richards. Glen Riley, Carolyn Riley, Kenneth Ringo, Drusilla Roeper, Eugene Rogowski, Louise Ruetz, Virginia ft If y B ft i Sadenwater. Karen Salmassy. Edwin Scaife, Lois Schmidt, Dorothy Schnick, Eugene ? 0 H ' I f| I dh’.lk Schnick, Shirley Jean Schnick. William Schroeder, Ruth Schweizer, Gene Schumacher, Bill v ft ft At; ft 1 49Scrivnor, Dale Segnitz. Tom Sellers, Elise Shewbart, Virginia Shreve, Lois Jean Silcox. Roger Simpson, Marvin Skibo. Pauline Sloop. Ruth Smith, Betty Smith, Daniel Smith. Paul Snyder. Dick Solberg. Dale Soller, Kurt Soloff. Pearl Souther, Mary Ann Sprong, Vivian Staffel. Joan Stalbaum. Marion Staniszewski, Raymond Stark. Jack Steinbom. Robert Stern, Sally Stevenson, Beverly Stolze. Barbara Stone, Audrey Storms, Bonnie Surface, Kenneth Sydow, Melvin Terry, Charles Thixtun, Sally Jane Todd, Audrey Tompkins, Dan Topolski, Ted Vernard, Marian Virge, Gerry Wain. Jack Walters, Eugene Warnke, Phyllis 50 0 ft Cl kk s 0 .4 iS O TV + O rs i •' 4 C fl[ fy n ft i - - f Wrobleski, James Zepernick, Mary Ann Ziegler, James Ziomek. John Zubik, John No Pictures for: John Brinkley Donald Childress Robert Clallin Norma Jones Richard Knipple Henry Kroening James Lucas Lois Markel Delores Turner Warren, David Watson. Barbara Watson. Dean Webster, Gaylord Wenzel, Harold Wenzel, Mary Werner. Mary Ann Westphal. Herman Westphal, Jean Widmar, Joan Wienhoft, Roger Will, Dale Winski, Valerie Withrow, Eileen Wittke, Robert Wolfe, Russell Wolford, Martin Woodruff. Alice Woods, Genevieve Wright. Rodney r fs 51DECK TENNIS WINNERS Row 1: Marjorie Gallas. Joanne Keene. Mary Love. Glory Glasscott. Janice Lucas. Row 2: June Lane. Jean Meeks. Patty Mattox. Nancy Paschen. Sally Franks. When the weather gets too cold for outdoor sports the teams play in the gym. Deck tennis is the first indoor game. This year the champs were Mary Love's team, and the runners-up were Dutch Weber s team. DECK TENNIS RUNNERS - UP Row 1: Louise Fuller. "Dutch" Weber. Marilyn Baird. Row 2: Beverly Westphal. Ann Patterson. Phyllis Ludwig, Marcy McMurray, Mary Ann Zepernick. Absent: Ramona Booth and Phyllis Tonn. 52VOLLEY BALL WINNERS Row 1: Betty King. Delores Weber. Joan Blake. Row 2: Neda Burrell, Phyllis Ludwig. Karen Sadenwater. Joan Van Sickle. Absent: Alice Bruehlman and Barbara Seaverns. Volley ball follows deck tennis as the second indoor sport. Joan Blake's team won, and Pat Fenton's team was second. VOLLEY BALL RUNNERS - UP Row 1: Pat Fenton. Row 2: Icele McIntyre. Sharon Averitt, Barbara LeRoy. Jean Meeks, Nancy Weisflog, Joann McAlpine. Louise Fuller. 53BASKETBALL WINNERS Row 1: Glory Glasscott. Row 2: Ann Patterson, Lois Shreve, Marie Bagrukovich, Mary Love, Beverly Rohde. Basketball was enjoyed by the girls as much as by the boys. Glory Glasscott's team was victorious, and Ruth Schroeder's team was the runner-up. BASKETBALL RUNNERS - UP Row 1: Ruth Schroeder. Row 2: Joan Widmar. Evelyn. Coons. Trish Storen. Dorothy Jean Fry. Grace LaBorn. 54Pmk PmpA, Row 1: Row 2: Glen Richards. Jim Burris. Benny Witek. Henry Deulscher. Louis White. Donald Spears. Ollie Lindborg Coach Kohlmeier, Donald Eggers. Gene Gielow. Donald Bitts. Kenneth Schultz. Bob Hartwig, Bill Hohl Kenneth Riley, Larry Hallin, Dick Houck (Mgr.). After opening the season with a thrilling win over Lew Wallace of Gary, the Pink Imps proceeded to build a good reputation in "B'' team circles by winning 11 of 17 games. Ed Dombkowski and Joe Tanski displayed sufficient promise early in the season to warrant promotions to the Red Devils. Coach Kohlmeier Pink Imps 19, Lew Wallace 17 Pink Imps 23, Valpo .......... 14 Pink Imps 18, Roosevelt .... 22 Pink Imps 22, Hammond T. 25 Pink Imps 26, LaPorte...29 Pink Imps 33, Washington .. 26 Pink Imps 30, Elkhart .28 Pink Imps 34, Adams...25 Pink Imps 27, Pink Imps 27, Central......24 Pink Imps' 22, Whiting ... 21 Pink Imps 18, LaPorte .... 23 Pink Imps 27, Froebel .... 22 Pink Imps 30, St. Mary's...21 Pink Imps 22, Mishawaka .... 35 Pink Imps 20, Riley........29 Pink Imps 26, Blue Island .... 22 then .....26 In his first year as assistant coach, Mr. Kohlmeier has won the respect of all. This capable mentor has developed his charges into promising material for the Red Devils. 55 ])GAJ eikG l Row 1: Hall Sprague. Ed Dombkowski, Lyle Lee. John Mathias. Jack Allison, Jim Chamness. Row 2: Coach Wegner. Danny Nespo. Bob Ciolek, Lenny Dautscher. Bob Steinborn. John Sweeney, Charles Thomas. SECTIONAL CHAMPIONS Seldom again will fans see such a spectacular and exciting game as the finals of the Sectional tournament, in which the Red Devils upset the highly favored Slicers of LaPorte in an overtime contest, 58 to 54. The Slicers, once rated third best team in the State, had twice beaten the Devils. The Devils, having had only an average season—10 wins and 10 losses, were determined to show to themselves, the coach, and the fans what they could really do and proceeded to do so by playing the best game of their careers, both as individuals and as a team. Mathias proved to be the jinx of the tournament to LaPorte by sinking a free throw in the final seconds of the last quarter, to tie the score. Last year he made the winning point against LaPorte in the Sectional with a free throw. In the afternoon game of the Regionals, the Devils beat a never-say-die squad from Brook, who — though trailing by 23 points at the half — came at one time within one point of tying the Red and White. In the final game the Devils, worn down by the encounter with Brook, lost to Hammond High, 40 to 48. 56The picture on the left gives an example of the action that took place in the first game of the season, a game against Lew Wallace. Michigan City won, 47 to 39. Michigan City players pictured here are Hall Sprague. Leonard Deutscher, Bob Ciolek. and Jim Chamness. Bob Ciolek was the player honored' by his teammates in being elected honorary captain. Bob, a senior, has played varsity basketball for three years. He scored 28 points against St. Mary's, to set a new scoring record for the New Auditorium. Dan Nespo, in the game against Blue Island, tied this record. Six of the first ten players are seniors and will not be back next year. They are Leonard Deutscher, Bob Ciolek, Jim Chamness, Dan Nespo, Lyle Lee, and Bob Steinborn. SCHEDULE Michigan City 47 Lew Wallace ....39 Michigan City . ..25 FrankfCrt .....36 Michigan City . 45 Brazil ........36 Michigan City 45 Valparaiso ....30 Michigan City ... 38 Roosevelt......40 Michigan City .53 Hammond Tech . 46 Michigan City .. .30 La Porte ......50 Holiday Tournament Michigan City ... 58 Crawfordsville ... 56 Michigan City .40 Lebanon .......41 Michigan City .47 Washington ....32 Michigan City . ..40 Elkhart ......44 Michigan City ... 44 Adams ........48 Michigan City .. .36 Central.......69 Michigan City .. .49 Fort Wayne ...56 Michigan City . 37 La Porte.....38 Michigan City . 89 St. Mary's ..39 Michigan City . 45 Mishawaka....42 Michigan City .. .31 Riley .......41 Michigan City .. .59 Blue Island .35 Michigan City . 42 Goshen ......38 Sectional Tournament Michigan City ... 58 St. Mary's ..32 Michigan City ... 55 Kingsbury ...34 Michigan City 57 Rolling Prairie . ..38 Michigan City . 58 La Porte.....54 Regional Tournament Michigan City .. .63 Brook .......51 Michigan City ... 40 Hammond High ..4859Red dbe dleA Cheerleaders: Gertrude Dieckilman, Robert Swim, Nancy Caserio. Yvonne Boylan, Larry Smiertelny, Betty King. Red Derby Officers: Delores Weber, Gerry Virge, Ruth Dry, Dick Brewer, Garth D. Cobbum, (sponsor). Harvey Wipper-man, Nadine Volksdorf. Dorothy Hardt, Joyce Brindle. PROGRAM NOTES Composed for the express purpose of creating school spirit through bigger and better noises, this selection entitled "The Red Derbies" has been instrumental in the presentation of a series of outstanding pep sessions and in the decoration of the New Auditorium for the Sectional Tourney . . . tumultuous football and basketball parties heralded its climax . . . sponsored by its new director, Mr. Garth Cobbum, it chose the following officers for the first movement: Dick Brewer, president; Gerry Virge, vice-president; Ruth Dry, secretary; and Delores Weber, treasurer . . . second movment officers were Harvey Wipperman,-president; Nadine Volksdorf, vice-president; Joyce Brindle, secretary; and Dorothy Hardt, treasurer . . . presented bi-monthly in the study hall by a group of leather-lunged participants, this composition is noted for the melodic quality of its vocal passages . . . 60Office MeAAencfeM, Row 1: Gerry Virge. Barbara Covington, Theresa Novak, Joan Van Sickle. Sally Stern. Row 2: Mary Love. Mary Lynn Majot. Jo Henry. Carole Wellman, Charlene Kneisley, Gail Fuller. Row 3: Anne Soller, Bonnie Storms, Bill Schumacher, Dick Noveroske, John Ransom, Pansy Brooks, Janet Van Sickle, Wilma Buchanan. PROGRAM NOTES Every period of the day one can find accelerando students going from room to room . . . these descendants of Mercury are better known as messengers for the office . . . they bear call-out slips for students, handle the school mail, and are constantly on various errands . . . chosen by Mr. Humphrey to act in their duties, they perform them all very capably. 61student Council Row 1: Dan Smith, Tom Wilke. Phil Golman, Norman Lindborg, Richard Houck. Row 2: Joyce Honyak. Miss Engstrom, Marilyn Mitchell, Hall Sprague, Maribeth Parker. John Sweeney, Pat Davis. Joan Blieden, ’Betty Smith. Row 3: Tom Hoopengarner. Virginia Baird, Elizabeth Clark. Caroline Rebac. Marjorie Rogowski, Marianne Haller, Charlotte Huff. Wilma Buchanan. Virginia Shewbart, Bette Downs, Glen Richards. Row 4: Dale Morgan Ed Salmassy. Dick Criswell, Nancy Wolford. Mary Burnham. Kathleen Werre, Trish Storen, Allan Spicer. Row 5: Jim Kunnen. Dan Bernoske, Martin Johnson, Dan Deutscher, Tom Balow. Dale Will. Ben Glancy. Barbara Johnson. Lewis Peters. PROGRAM NOTES With the close of a triumphant engagement which resulted in the first successful management of "open dances" at hand, the Student Cooperative Government of the Isaac C. Elston Senior High School announces its plans for return engagement next season kUu 9 held over for a number of years due to its successful management of school aHairs, the group, directed by Miss Mabel Engstrom, functions every two weeks during the third period on Tuesdays . . . the first semester found the organization spurred on to greater achievements through the leadership of Maribeth Parker, president; Hall Sprague, vice-president; and Marilyn Mitchell, secretary . . . John Sweeney, Pat Davis, and Joan Blieden — engaged in the respective activities of president, vic-president, and secretary—furnished the group with direction during the second semester . . . 62Cumdtm Comet Row 1: Bob Averitt, John Ransom, Michael Gnesin, John Petroff. John Nichols. Row 2: Carter Mohnssen, Marilyn Baird, Shirley Schroeder, Margot Kramer, Veola Lansing. Janet Rudolph, Betty Shedrow, Ramona Booth, Eleanor Moore. Bryed Billerbeck. Row 3: Roger Wilke, Edwina Drake. Loana Casper, Alice Bruehlman, Arden Fitz, Mary Louise Gorden, Betty Jo Stanley, Shirley Gust, Phil Gelman. Andrew Attar. Row 4: David Allie, Bettie Burkhart, Virginia Ruetz, Gail Fuller, Judy Mayer. Miss Klueh (sponsor). Carolyn Riley, Valerie Winski. Cynthia Nichols, Bob Gallas. Row 5: Bill Franks, Bob Gloye, Dick Dittmer, Eugene Shipley, Bill Stark, Bob Ciolek, Ted Albers, Bob Gorman, John Sweeney, Dick Brewer. PROGRAM NOTES Meeting the third period daily, the journalism class, taught by Miss Genevieve Klueh, works hard to publish the CRIMSON COMET, our school composition, each week . . . the first movement of the production is like a lively selection from Gilbert and Sullivan with Janet Rudolph as the conductor, and page conductors Margot Kramer, Jim Calahan, Bill Stark, and Shirley Gust . . . the second semester editor, Veola Lansing, had John Nichols, Arden Fitz, Bob Averitt, and Bob Gorman to aid her in directing the pages. 63Jicdl PgJaoI Joan Krefghbaum, Pearl Soloff. Frank Speidel. Bob Nicholoson, Ben Kietzman, Dale Morgan, Byred Billerbeck, Nancy Wolford, Marion Lucille Stalbaum. Row 2: Paul Schaefer. David Warren, David Saracoff, Fred Germain, Drusilla Rmgo, Barbara Le Roy, Pat Fenton, Mert Germain, Philip Smith, Mr. Irgang (sponsor). Richard Houck. Vernon Slisher. Charles Crawford, Don Haller. Tom Erickson, Harvey Wipperman, Alfred Kahl, Bill Hoffman, Dan Smith, Allan Spicer. Row 1: Row 3: PROGRAM NOTES With the depth and rock-like quality of a strong bass, the hall patrol, conducted by Mr. George Irgang, has as its duty to inspire well-modulated traffic in and about the school passages ... in wide evidence about centers of learning, this organization with its volume of diligence and good sense is slated for many future triumphs . . . student chiefs for the year were Frank Speidel in the high school building and Bryed Billerbeck in the New Auditorium, while captains for the first semester were Charles Thomas, first floor; Ben Kietzman, second floor; and Dale Morgan, third floor . . . Robert Nicholson, Ben Kietzman, and Dale Morgan conducted movement on the first, second, and third floors, respectively, for the duration of the second semester . . . a calmness of motion and a lack of conversational groups in the local thoroughfares have marked successes in its career thus far . . . Row 1: Dick Criswell. Marion Stalbaum. Lorraine Samys. Dorothy Joan Frey. Kathleen Werre. Drusilla Ringo. Richard Houck. Row 2: Marjorie Rogowski. Joyce Honyak. Charlotte Huff. Maribeth Parker. Martin Johnson. John Sweeney. Pat Davis. Joan Blieden. Virginia Shewbart. Allan Spicer. Row 3: Eileen Withrow, Joan Staffel. Beverly Gartman, Lorraine Powley. Nancy Nichols. Bettie Burkhart. Valerie Winski, Marianne Haller, Charlene Kneisley, Ruth Groach. Mert Germain. Row 4: Phil Gelman, Joyce Brindle. Betsy Ann Pugsley, Edwina Drake. Norma Jean Helsing. Betty Goede. Barbara Atkinson. Ann Rogowski, Donna Dagenhart, Marie Miller. Joan Widmar. Row 5: Jim Kunnen. John Petroff. Tom Wilke. Danny Nesoo. Charles Skibo. Bob Ciolek. Danny Deutscher. Jack Todd. Alfred Kahl, Bill Hoffman, Matthew Grattenthaler. I PROGRAM NOTES Each leading man or lady who takes the seat of honor on the platform in study hall has the right to claim the title of monitor . . . library monitors usually remain incognito until they must give away their identity by passing out admission slips to the detention room . . . when students take solo parts by excessive whispering, by chewing gum, or by pitching pennies, the monitors must use the little white slips to insure the peace and quiet of study hours. 65 UeA ucut Row 1: Gertrude Dieckilman. Wilma Buchanan, Phil Gelman, Janet Van Sickle, Pat Davis, Janet Rudolph, Edwin Sal-massy, Dorothy Jean Frey, Sally Stern. Row 2: Joanne Haven, Margot Kramer, Fred Miller, Carol Nicholas, Dale Solberg, John Ransom, Sheila Kaplan, Dick Brewer, Miss Luck (sponsor), Bill Rhett, Joan Blieden, Frank Baranowski, Arden Fitz, Die Davis, Jo Ann Spindler, Lorraine Powley. PROGRAM NOTES An old acquaintance of the grease paint and the footlights, this selection Troupe 91 of the National Thespians, has all the vivacity and carefree charm of the Strauss waltz . . . accomplishments for the year include the presentation of a number of radio plays, as well as the performance of a one-act play "Charity Ball" . . . sponsored by Miss Mellie Luck, the composition was led during the first semester by Pat Davis, president; Janet Van Sickle, vice-president; and Janet Rudolph, secretary-trea surer . . . Leaders for the finale were Edwin Salmassy, president; Dorothy Frey, vice-president; and Joan Blieden, secretary-treasurer . . . with a galaxy of upland-coming stars this organization shows promise of great reward in the theatrical world of the future . . . 06Qlee Club Row 1: Marian Laughlin, Gloria Miskie. Esther Kribs. Phyllis Ludwig. Judy Mayer. Nancy Downs. Sally Stern. Delores Elias. Elizabeth Grieger. Jean Pollnow. Phyllis Tonn. Pat Davis, Marilyn Mitchell. Mary Louise Gor-den. Ramona Schultz, Delores Benton, Arlene Bleck. Row 2: Emma Jean Wilke, Marian Vernard. Anne Jane Crane. Joan Hack. Joan Van Sickle. Maredith Collins. Phyllis Bartels, Eileen Withrow. Edwina Drake, Vivian Raska. Mr. Ten Harkel (sponsor). Row 3: June Buren. John Daher. Verne Harris, George Bielski. George Perlstein. Marilyn Prahl. Sarah Wilson. Jo Anne Dummett. Di Davis. Dale Will. Bill Schnick. Mary Alice Cook. Ruth Sjoberg. Row 4: Nancy Howey. Bob Noveroske. Louis Schultz. Jerry Johnson. Dick Barnett. Jim Chamness, Pat Stafford. Sharon Averitt. Doris Sage. Dan Tompkins. Dave Meyer. Allan Spicer. Anne Soller, Dorothy Seedorf, Romayne Holtgren. Row 5: Barbara Johnson. Charles Crawford. Jack Todd. Jerry Crawford. Marie Bagrukovich. Beverli Collins. Marian Parry, Jacqueline Wenzel, Donna Miller. Glory Glasscott. Sue Mathias. Bernie Krockover. John Herod, Jo Ann Spindler. Carol Nicholas. Row 6: Jane Lindenmeyer. Dan Smith. Glenn Gring. Pat McFeely. Elizabeth Clark. Mary Jane Lisak, Ruth Kinsey. Pansy Brooks. Gail Fuller. Stuart Beck. Ed Salmassy, Ruth Schroeder. Phyllis Schwager. Row 7: Shomon Joseph, George Strutz, Levi Richmond, John Behrndt. Wayne Keithley. Dick Buren. Nancy Nichols. Dorothy Sage. Joan Parr, Art Pelke, Bill Marshall. Bill Hoffman. Tom Balow. John Ellison. PROGRAM NOTES The sacred Christmas concert presented by the Glee Club is always one of the outstanding events of the winter season ... the beautiful descants and carols which the choral group sing could give even Ebenezer Scrooge the Christmas spirit . . . one of the many pleasures that spring brings is the Spring Fest- ival . . . the songsters take part in the South Bend JTeachers' Convention, the music contests, Baccalau-V w reate, and Commencement . . . they have also sung V for he school radio program . . . the officers are George Bielski, president; James Chamness, vice-president; Barbara Johnson, secretary; Pat Davis, secretary; Harold Stradtner, treasurer; and Mary Alice Cook, business manager . . . Marilyn Mitchell and Die Davis are the librarians. 67697071fiaA hall - -1997 Row 1: George Billerbeck (Mgr.), Dick Criswell (Mgr.), John Daher, Elliott Sorge, Gene Skibinski, Bob Drzewiecki, Don Spears. Row 2: Coach Meer. John Clark. Bob Nicholson, Dick Green. Ed Dombkowski. Bob Glancy, Eugene Walters. Assistant Coach Jones. Row 3: Dan Nespo, Bob V ilson, Bob Ciolek, Ernie Heberling. Lenny Deutscher, Pete Vankoski, Dan Deutscher, Bob Deutscher. CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS As is the custom of Red Devil baseball teams, the 1947 team again "copped" the NIHS Conference title. Inaugurating a rigorous double schedule, playing each conference team twice, the rugged veteran squad secured eleven victories, to retain first place honors. High for the Season Batting average—Dombkowski—354 Fielding average — Sorge — 971 Runs — Nespo, Skibinski — 16 Runs batted in — Ciolek — 21 Team batting average ............ 295 Team fielding average............ 905 Pitching — Vankoski — W 5 — LI Pitching — Deutscher — W 5 — L 2 MC— 6 Mishawaka ..... 3 MC— 6 Riley.......... 1 MC— 4 Washington .... 6 MC— 2 Adams...........3 MC— 10 Prison ....... 11 MC— 5 Central ....... 2 MC— 8 Mishawaka ..... 6 MC—12 Riley .............. 3 MC— 5 Washington ..... 1 MC— 9 Elkhart ........ 4 MC— 8 Adams .......... 2 MC— 8 Central ........ 4 MC— 9 La Porte.........0 MC—18 Elkhart..............7 This was Mr. Meer's first year as coach of the baseball team. He succeeded in getting out of his players the best that was in them. Working tirelessly with the boys paid dividends, as the boys won another championship. 72 J aok--7997 Row 1: Maurice Culpepper. Jim Weisflog. Wally Estfan. Bob Schacht, Larry Molen. Coach Miller. Row 2: Eugene Lindborg. Don Lueth, Dick Penfold. Dick Fischer. Bob Sheblosky. Bob Burnham. Ernie Serhal. Row 3: Marvin Losiniecki. Dick Spychalski. Frank Speidel. Paul Smith. Bill Harris, Dale Morgan, Hall Sprague. Row 4: Jack Allison (Mgr.). Die Davis, Bob Reed, Martin Johnson, Harold Wenzel, Dick Noveroske, Warren Sommer-feld, Bob Hartwig (Mgr.). Paced by lim Weisflog, state half-mile title holder, the hard-working, well-trained track squad completed a very successful season, as they got the lion's share of the victories. The Devils won six dual track meets out of seven and placed first once and second three times in four triangular meets. Jim Weisflog, one of the most outstanding athletes in modern Michigan City track history, again carried our school s colors down state and emerged state champion of the half-mile event for the second consecutive year. Some other performers who deserve credit for the success of the 1947 squad are Larry Molen, quarter mile; Bob Ciolek, shot put; Eugene Lindbog, 100-yard dash; Glenn Shebloski, 220-yard dash; Roger Mignery and Don Lueth, hurdles and high jump; Bob Schacht, mile run; and Bob Gallas and Maurice Culpepper, pole vault. These boys, coached by Mr. Miller, gave M.C.H.S. one of its most successful seasons for many years. 73BASEBALL WINNERS Row 1: Barbara Stibbe, Bovorly Stevenson, Vivian Sprong. Row 2: Cynthia Nichols, Jean Meeks, June Buren, Virginia Ruetz. Everyone is glad when spring arrives, because out to Gill Field go the teams lor baseball. Because baseball is the last sport of the school year, it is difficult to get pictures in time for the ELSTONIAN. The pictures here are of last year's group. BASEBALL RUNNERS - UP Row 1: Patty Mattox. Gloria Miskie, Evelyn Coons. Row 2: Betty King. Marjorie Gallas, Marge Beck, Jean DeVaux. Row 3: Mary Love. Joanne Haven, Nancy Paschen, Barbara Atkinson. Joan Malwin, Jelaine Johnson. 74P u i£MuLe {jcisffi" Pond Row 1: Elraye Lucas. Wayne Gonder, Bill Turner. Bert Hallin, Fred Westphal. Bob Stibs, Bill Schumacher. Herman Westphal. Row 2: Bill Fritz, Tom Hobart, Jim Lucas, George Nadaf. Row 3: Earl Culpepper. Walter Florent. Irvin Denney, Dick Rench, Fred Miller, Bob Gring. Jack Inman, Eugene Roeper, Carter Mohnssen. PROGRAM NOTES Described by various critics as "swoony" and as "hep," the Progressive Dance Band, co-directed by Tom Hobart and Fred Miller, is an organization of fathomless talent . . . with progressive jazz as its particular field the group collides promptly at seven o’clock each Tuesday evening for its strenuous rehearsals . . . the season's engagements include a dance at Columbia City, a performance at Indiana University, a special evening concert, and the numerous dances after the football and basketball games . . . with the advent of the "open dance” and the resulting swell in attendance the merits of this group have been witnessed by a more cosmopolitan audience this year, and the popular acclaim has been one of "solid" satisfaction . . .Hand Personnel: — William Fritz, Jo Henry, Betty Goede, Melva Burns — flutes; Lois Shreve and Margaret Hileman — oboes; Robert Stibs, Fred Westphal, Herman Westphal, Wilbert Hedstrom, Diana Eddy, Roert Hoeppner. Wayne Gonder, Joan Staffel, Delores Gill, Maurice Culpepper, Elise Sellers, Joyce Stradtner, Sylvia Rulff, Tom Wolfe, Margaret Ochotski — clarinets; Gerald Hundt, Millard Long, Janet Boese — bass clarinet; Caroline Rebac — alto clarinet; Wiliam Stark — bassoon; William Schumacher, Dick Noveroske, Karen Sadenwater, Lois Leser — alto saxophone; Bert Hallin and William Turner — tenor saxophone; Shirley Downs — baritone saxophone; William Boese, George Nadaf, James Lucas, William Harris — French horns; Eugene Roeper, Robert Linsemeyer, Yoehlee Calvert — baritones; Fred Miller. Walter Florent, Dick Rench. Irvin Denney, Ben Glancy, David Heise, Jack Murphy. Martin Rebac, Jim Vine, Dwight Lauman. Ronnie Decker — cornets; Jack Inman. Carter Mohnssen, Robert Gring, Tom Peterson, Michael Gnesin — trombones; Don Powers and Don Miller — tubas; Jelaine Johnson and Earl Culpepper — string basses; Tom Hobart and James Sweeney — percussion. PROGRAM NOTES A more martial note on the musical staff is the band, conducted by Mr. Palmer Myran . . . the lively strains of a march can be heard echoing through the halls of the New Auditorium as early as 7:30 in the morning as the band members meet to practice . . . important events of this organization include a concert at John Adams High School in South Bend, a visit to Indiana University, and their annual concert. Of course, they perform at the football games and please with their numbers at the basketball games . . . during their entire march through the school year the band was led by Bill Fritz, president; Fred Miller, vice-president; Gerald Hundt, and Jim Lucas, secretaries; Elise Sellers, treasurer; Betty Goede, librarian, who is assisted by Jo Henry and Karen Sadenwater; and Irvin Denney, drum major. 76Row 1: Esther Kribs, Diane Meilstrup. Tom Hobart. Joan Hayden. Nancy Caserio, Mr. Myran, Jack Cathcart, Dick Cathcart. Virginia Maschke. Marilyn Koss. Joanne Walk. Connie Bauer. Pat Gring, Mary Ann Arndt. Pearl Soloff, Rita Wolffe, Pauline Skibo. Row 2: Carol Nicholas. James Farrell. Joann McAlpine. Shirley Preuss. Betty Smith. Ruth Troyer. Wally Blarney, Kent Martin. Bill Stark. Gerald Hundt. Row 3: Marjorie Carnahan, Gloria Ohlhauser, Bill Schumacher, Herman Westphal, Don Schlundt, Fred Westphal, Wayne Gonder, Vivian Taylor, Bob Hoeppner, Dale Scrivnor. Diana Eddy. Row 4: Carol Carnahan, Jo Henry, Bill Fritz, Shirley Bartels, Lois Shreve, Donna Weber, John Inman, Tom Peterson, Eugene Roeper, Ralph Precious, Jim Lucas, George Nadaf, Bill Harris. Row 5: Bob Gehrke, Jelaine Johnson, Earl Culpepper, Jim Nicholas, Don Powers, Walter Florent, Irvin Denney, Dick Rench, Fred Miller. Ben Glancy, Jim Vine, Charles Wiseman. PROGRAM NOTES In formal dress the members of our fair musical organization issue melodious sounds, pleasing to the ear, in their annual concert . . . composed of both strings and brasses, the orchestra, with Mr. Palmer Myran as conductor, adds a symphonic note to the other more lively ones in the school clubs' scale . . . the Monday morning meetings at 7:30 are not the only activities this group has . . . they heard the Ravinia Symphony Concert, played in South Bend at the Teachers' Convention, and made guest appearances at John Adams and Central High Schools in South Bend, and at Indiana University . . . the guiding staff consists of Shirley Preuss, president; Jelaine Johnson, vice-president; Ruth Troyer, secretary; Betty Smith, librarian and concert master; and the assistant librarian Connie Bauer. 77 W GninaM, Row 1: Dick Brewer. Marilyn Mitchell, Pearl Soloff, Jean Pollnow. Hector Vides. Betsy Ann Pugsley. Row 2: Valerie Winski. Michael Gnesin, Frances McConkey (sponsor). Bonnie Storms. Joan Blieden, Nancy Caserio, Die Davis. PROGRAM NOTES With the rapidity and color of a Brazilian samba this group in its two years of existence has met with phenomenal success . . . under its wing Pan-American Day has become a gala school affair . . . the festival, held in the library, has been enlightened with brilliant Spanish dances, provocative playlets, and speakers muy interesante . . directed by Miss Frances McConkey, the organization chose Hector Vides and Bonnie Storms as its presidente and vice-presidente for the year, while Jean Pollnow served as secretary for the first semester, and Valerie Winski filled the position during the final term . . . despite its youth and comparatively recent conception, the Club has brought a-bout a greater understanding of Latin -American customs in a short two years . . .Pcuttt P pxn-td- Row 1: Barbara Watson, Eileen Withrow, Cornelia Turner, Ramona Booth, Elizabeth Clark, Connie Bauer. Row 2: Tom Erickson, Mary Jean Rux. Miss Commer (sponsor), Pat Fulford, Frank Baranowski. Row 3: Delores Green, Jo Spindler, Joan Campbell, Margaret Kelly. Mary Wenzel. Bonnie Storms, Betty Jones. PROGRAM NOTES The Paint Spots dip into their paints and add color to M. C. High . . . during the Monday-night meetings ideas bud and blossom, projects grow, and students find pleasure in art . . .• the first semester officers were Mary Wenzel, president; Tom Erickson, vice-president; and Betty Jones, secretary . . . the present officers are Sally Stern, president; Barbara Watson, vice-president; and Joan Campbell, secretary . . . the windows in Mr. Jones’s office were taken under the wings of the Paint Spots, and decorative paintings soon took the place of' that transparent "old look." 79Jh -1) How 1: Edmund Estfan. Dan Bernoske, John Nicklas. Richard Houck, Allan Spicer, Bob Rose, Bill Hoffman, Eugene Roeper Row 2: Perry F. Johnson (sponsor). Dale Morgan, Kent Martin, Dan Drehmel. George Nadaf, Bernie Krockover, Matthew Grattenthaler, Jim Chamness. Warren Jones (sponsor). Row 3: Bob Averitt, Die Davis, Lawrence Witek. Bill Franks. Edwin Salmassy. Tom Peterson. Bill Marshall, Harold Stradtner. Row 4: Charles Terrey. Jim Ziegler. Frank Speidel, Gerald Hundt. Tom Glidden. Bob Burnham, John Sweeney, Bill Stark. Ted Albers, Charles Thomas, Andrew Attar, George Bielski. Dick Crisswell. PROGRAM NOTES A weekly feature at the local Y. M. C. A. is the Hi-Y Club . . . with Mr. Warren Jones and the purpose "To create, maintain, and extend throughout the school and community, high standards of Christian character" as its guiding lights, this group furthered its aims through the past season in its fulfillment of a two-hundred dollar pledge to the World Youth Fund . . . coin was gathered through the sale of football programs . . . officers for the year were Jim Chamness, president; George Bielski, vice-president; Kent Martin, secretary; Charles Thomas, treasurer; Richard Criswell, chaplain, and Robert Burnham, sergeant - at -arms . . . with a series of duo climaxes, the Christmas formal given in conjunction with the Tri-Hi-Y club and the Best-Girl Dance presented in the spring, the organization experienced a very successful year. 80Row 1: Richard Houck, Betty Jones, Dorothy Jean Frey, Anne Jane Crane, Ellen Greenburgh, Joanne Haven, Wil-bert Hedstrom. Row 2: John Inman. Phil Gelman. Miss Wolfe (sponsor), Joan Blieden, Jo Spindler, Die Davis. Dick Novoroske. Row 3: Marian Parry, Annette Demas. Joan Widmar, Barbara Watson, Shirley Orange. Carol Nicholas. Drusilla Ringo, Arden Fitz. PROGRAM NOTES The hopeful dramatic student sits on sharps after having tried out for entrance into the Blackfriars, hoping the old members will accept him . . . when they do, he will share in the fun of giving plays . . . not only acting in them, but prompting, stage managing, learning costuming and makeup, and helping with properties . . . The Club has worked on a play for Park P. T. A. and a radio play . . . sponsored by Miss Dorothea Wolfe, the Blackfriars elected Joan Blieden, Die Davis, and Jo Ann Spindler as president, vice-president, and secretary, respectively, the first semester . . . the second election gave Dick Houck, Dick Noveroske, Marian Parry, and Ellen Greenburgh (librarian) the honors. 81tyosium Row 1: Ellen Greenburgh. Marian Parry. Shirley Orange, Rulh Dry. A. J. Parsons (sponsor). Anne Jane Crane. Ruth Row 2: Fr kS Bara owslu. famesTucas"Roger Schmid. Crawlord Eddy, Arthur Pelke. Gerald Hundt, Lewis Peters, Dick Noveroske, Tom Hobart. PROGRAM NOTES Those students interested in current events are urged to join the Forum Club and add their opinions and arguments to the Wednesday concerts at 4:00 ... at each meeting two students, one representing the affirmative and the other the negative, present their ideas on such topics as the Marshall Plan and the labor problem . . . conducting officers for the first semester were Tom Hobart, Dick Noveroske, and Ruth Dry . . . Ruth Broessler, Frank Baranowski, and Ruth Dry were elected the second semester . . . "Daddy' Parsons supervises these debates. o2gm Row 1: Phyllis Johnson. Pat Powell. Wilma Buchanan. Marianne Haller. Veola Lansing. Mary Lane Storen. Margot Kramer. Anne Soller, Gertrude Dieckilman. Row 2: Lorraine Hartwig, Shirley Schroeder, Janet Rudolph. Patty Mattox. Barbara Atkinson. Jane Lindenmeyer, Sheila Kaplan. Arden Fitz. Miss Shepherd (sponsor). Row 3: Frank Baranowski, Tom Hobart. Dick Brewer. Bob Hoeppner (dropped). Bill Rhett. Tom Griegor, Jack Ransom, Bill Marshall. Lyle Lee. PROGRAM NOTES The hard v orking seniors who made th:s musical volume possible have experienced never a dull moment as they mot the sharps and flats of publishing the year book ... as Miss Goldie Shepherd waved her baton, the members lifted their penciis and ideas and began playing our musical theme ... the completed composition is the 1948 ELSTONIAN. and here are the students who have brought it to you . . . Anno Soller was our editor; Bill Rhett. business manager; Phyllis Johnson, faculty editor Janet Rudolph and Tom Hobart. Senior editors; Gertrude Dieckilman. Junior editor; Veola Lansing. Sophomore editor; Jane Lindenmeyer. Arden Fitz and Dick Brewer, activities editors; Wilma Buchanan, girls' sports editor; Lyle Lee boys' sports editor; Margot Kramer, feature editor; Pat Powell and Frank Baranov ski. art editors; Mary Lane Storen and Sheila Kaplan, make-up editors; Tom Grieger and Barbara Atkinson, photographers; Patty Mattox and Bill Marshall, advertising; Marianne Haller and John Ransom, circulation; and Lorraine Hartwig and Shirley Schroeder, typists ... the staff is grateful to Bob Wilke, who is not a senior, for giving his able assistance to the photography department. o » OOJlcm i £ooietif Row 1: Dick Noveroske. Ben Kietzman, Hall Sprague, Jim Chamness, Patty Mattox, Mary Alice Cook, Pat Davis, Jane Lindenmeyer. Dexter Nilsson. . Row 2: Louis Stephenson. Elliot Sorge, John Feallock. Lorraine Tiebert, Dorothy Sommerfeld, Corinne Lutz. Barbara Kempf. Martha Hileman. Virginia Maschke. Marilyn Koss. Row 3: Jim Weisflog, Jacqueline Thompson, Dorothy Spiro. Charlotte Thomas, Bob Soller. Donald Allison. Rose Schau-mann. Loretta Rakoczy. Valerie Fluegge. Standing: Jim Nicholas. Herbert Hibnick. Susan Sprague, Joyce Delaney, Phyllis Gring, Joe Poland, Paul Sherer. PROGRAM NOTES The crescendo of the school year flows to its climax with the initiation of outstanding students to the National Honor Society . . . membership in the Honor Society is one of the highest honors that can be achieved in high school . . . in order to be considered for membership, students must be scholastically in the upper third of their class . . . the faculty then elects the members on the basis of leadership, character, and service . . . during an impressive program in the latter part of May students receive the Honor Society colors amidst beautiful music, candlelight, and many smiling faces. ofV 6 1946! Remember, seniors, with what fear and trepidation we entered the hallowed halls of senior high school? That was the year that all of us marked off in red ink the date of our annual Sophomore Party. We decided on 'Harvest Moon" as the theme of the big event and with the able assistance of Mrs. Mann and Mr. Griffin, our patient sponsors, the party and the ensuing year were a great success. Conducting the concert that year were our officers: Jim Chamness, president; John Sweeney, vice-president; and Hall Sprague, secretary. 1947 found us confident juniors, pitching wholeheartedly into the concessions, really wearing ourselves to a frazzle to scrape together enough money to produce one of the best proms ever presented. The theme was a "Circus Fantasy," and was very effective in pastels. The Junior Play, an annual event anticipated by all and disappointing to no one, was titled "Ever Since Eve and starred Pat Davis and Bill Rhett in the leading roles, with the production under the capable direction of Miss Luck. On the podium that year were our officers—Dan Nespo, Jim Chamness, and George Bielski as president, vice-president, and secretary, respectively. Under the leadership of their class sponsors, Miss Murphy and Mr. Griffin, the juniors had another noteworthy year. 1948! We were seniors at last! Our senior year had always seemed so very remote and far away, somehow, but that last year in high school had finally arrived! We embarked upon it under the baton of Bob Ciolek, our popular president; Dan Nespo, vice - president; and Marilyn Mitchell, secretary. Mrs. Kelly and Mr. Smith were our able sponsors, and all of us looked forward to Fridays in the Senior Sponsor room, where our entertainment committees could be relied upon to provide anything from Twenty Questions" to the best in minature bands. The days slipped past all too fast, sped on their way by visits from college interviewers, representatives from the cap and gown company, and card announcement orders, not to mention rehearsals for Class Day, Commencement, and a riotous Senior play The Skin of Our Teeth, directed very capably by Miss Shepherd. As the ELSTONIAN goes to press, the seniors are in the midst of the flurry and excitement of the Class Day program, to be held June 4, the Baccalaureate Service scheduled for the sixth of this month, and final preparations for the biggest day in every senior's life, Commencement. Our wish for our successors, the Class of '49, is that they have as much fun and as many Mrs. Florence Kelly pleasant memories from their senior year as Mr- L. W. Smith ;we are carrying away with us. 87Baines, Robert Billerbeck. Bryed Bootz, EdytheBurnham. Robert Ciolek, Robert Coan, Alan 89Crawford. Charles Deutscher, Daniel Downs. Bette Eddy, Crawford 90 Elias, DeloresGust. Shirley Hack, Joan Gloye. Robert 92 Hardt, DorothyJohnson, Richard Johnson. Barbara Heise, Barrett Hoffman. William Hartwig, Lorraine Jacobsen. Leila Hoeppner, Robert Heuck, Georgeann Hileman, Verna Mae Hundt, Gerald Holtgren, Romayne Harris. Verne Hobart, Thomas Jacobsen, Dale Johnson, Marilyn 93Johnson. Martin Keene. Joanne Kolasa. Josephine 94 Kretzmann, MarioLaughlin. Marian Lindenmeyer, Jane % Larson, Elsie Lewalski, David Lindborg, Eugene Lewalski, Thomas Lansing, Veola Kring, Delores Kribs, Esther Lee, Lyle Lindsay, David Losiniecki, Alice 95 Losiniecki, DelcieMattox, Patricia 96 Moore, Eleanor■ Parker. Maribeth Nelsen, Delores Noveroske. Richard Perlstein. George Morgan. Dale Nichols. John Patterson. Ann Peterson, Thomas 97Rachow. Barbara Rebac, Martin Raff el, Isabel Ramion, John Rench, Ralph Rhett, William Pytynia, Lorraine Raska. Vivian 98 Rudolph, Janet99 Scaife. Verneice Schauman. Erich L Sovorins. Bettie Sheblosky. GlennSkibo. Charles Slisher. Ellen Soller, Anne Sonnenberg. Richard Stark, William Stark, James Shipley. Eugene Sjoberg. Ruth Speidel, Frank Spindler. Jo Ann Steele, Wendell Smiertelny, Virginia Sprague. Hall 100 Steepro. HarveyTodd. Phyllis Tonn, Phyllis Trampske, Ramon Steinke. Belle Lou Thomas. Charles Stibs. Robert Sullivan. Geraldine Sullivan. Mary Ellen Sweeney. John Storen, Mary Lane Slradlner, Harold Striebel. Kenneth Suchminski. Rita Jane 101 Trost. RichardTroyer. Ruth Volksdorf, Nadine Washinski, Joan Wilke. Roger Van Sickle, Janet Weber, Delores Van Sickle, Joan Westphal, Fred Uselton. Jack Weiler. Thomas Winski, Edward 102 WioDerman, HarveyKolodziejski, Bill King, Edward Wright. Myrtis Kahn. Rolland Piekielniak, Mathew, Mohamed. James Wozniak. Paul Gutschow. Herbert Wolford, Richard Coughlin, Donald Lawson, James Stradtner, Richard Tilden, Jack 103£enixw. Play "Mr. and Mrs. Antrobus! Their heads are full of plans, and they’re as confident as the day they began,—and they told me to tell you: good night," and the curtains swept together as Sabina delivered the final speech of Thornton Wilder's The Skin of Our Teeth. Humorous, allegorical, and exemplifying the eternal optimism of the human race, the play starred Betty Jo Stanley, Bill Rhett, and Janet Rudolph in the leading roles. To Miss Shepherd a bouquet of orchids for her capable directing. .CAST OF CHARACTERS Announcer ... Sabina ...... Mr. Fitzpatrick Mrs. Antrobus Dinosaur .... Mammoth ..... Telegraph Boy Gladys ...... Henry ....... Mr. Antrobus . Doctor ...... Professor ... Judge ....... Homer ....... Miss E. Muse . Miss T. Muse Miss M. Muse Usher ...... Usher ....... .....Dick Brewer Betty Jo Stanley ...Charles Thomas ....Janet Rudolph ....Tom Peterson ..Bryed Billerbeck Harold Stradtner .Wilma Buchanan James Chamness .......Bill Rhett ..William Hoffman ......Bob Gorman ....John Sweeny .....Bill Marshall ... Maribeth Parker ....Joyce Brindle Mary Lane Storen ....Frank Speidel .....Jack Ransom Drum Majorette ............ Drum Majorette ............ Fortune Teller .......... . Chair Pusher .............. Chair Pusher .............. Conveener ................. Conveener ................. Conveener ................. Conveener ................. Conveener ................. Conveener ................. Broadcast Official ........ Asst. Broadcast Official .. Defeated Candidate ....... Mr. Tremayne .............. Hester .................... Ivy ....................... Fred Bailey ............... Bingo Caller .............. Prompter .................. Gertrude Dieckilman Marilyn Mitchell ....Lorraine Powley ......Dale Morgan .......Frank Speidel ...William Hoffman .........Bob Gorman .......Bill Marshall .......Jack Ransom ....Bryed Billerbeck ....Harold Stradtner ........Dick Brewer Harvey Wipperman .......John Sweeny .........Bob Gorman ...Barbara Atkinson ........Pat Davis ........Jack Ransom ..........Bill Franks ..........Arden Fitz 104 ma Out tOetu iA, Ted Albers—"When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love, I Love the Girl I'm Near." Barbara Atkinson—Keeps her sunny side up. Andrew Attar—Andy, Divine! Nicholas Bahar—Boy with the Buick. Bob Baines—The Baine of our existence. Marilyn Baird—"That's My Desire" Frank Baranowski—"Pancho" Shirley Bartels—"Put That Ring on My Finger" Ken Biela—"He's a Shy Guy" George Bielski—Let George do it! Bryed Billerbeck—Blushing Bryed. Ramona Blarney—"Don't Blam-me" Grace Bleck—Neat and Sweet. Bill Boese—"Strike Up the Band" Edythe Bootz—Puss in Bootz Vonnie Boylan—"Dance Gypsy" Dick Brewer—"Full of Fun and Fancy Free" Warner Bridwell—Bridbrain Joyce Brindle—Our little Gazelle. Mary Jayne Brooks—Babbling Brooks. Wilma Buchanan—"California, Here I Come" Bob Burnham—"Burp" Helen Burns—"I Don’t Want To Set the World on Fire" Jim Calahan—"Happy" Yoehlee Calvert—Man of Distinction. Jim Chamness—All-American Boy Bob Ciolek—"Iron Duke" Cyrilla Clark—Little Miss Muffet Alan Coan—"Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" Mary Alice Cook—"For It Was Mary" Shirley Coulter—Fun for all. Charles Crawford—"For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" Maurice Culpepper—"He Floats through the Air" Lory Dalman—"Yours" Pat Davis—"Sweetheart of M. C. High” Dan Deutscher—"Danny Boy" Lenny Deutscher—"His Feet's Too Big for the Bed" Robert Deutscher—"Farmer in the Dell" David Dibkey—Look, fellas, no hands! Gerrude Dieckilman—"Temptation" Richard Dittmer—"Boston Strong Boy" Bette Downs—"Jim Never Ever Brings Me Pretty Flowers" Edwina Drake—Ed-Weenie Crawford Eddy—"Flyin' High" Delores Elias—"Dark Eyes" Bill Espar—"Little Willie" Thelma Fait—Oh, happy Fait. Richard Fischer—He's on the right track. Arden Fitz—"Save the Shades" Mary Fleming—Mary, Mary, quite contrary. Virginia Foss—"Girl with the Flaxen Hair" Haroldine Fox—Carrot Top. Bill Franks—"He's a Real Gone Guy" Bill Fritz—Ritzie Fritzie. Louise Fuller—"Every Little Breeze Seems To Whisper Louise" Bob Gallas—"Gus" Marjorie Gallas—Always smiling. Beverly Gartman—The skin you'd love to touch Lorraine Gehrke—Teeth like pearls. Joan Gentili—"How Cute Can You Be?" Dick Gilmore—You're driving us crazy. Ben Glancy—"The Man with the Horn" Bob Glancy—"It’s That Old Devil Moon" Bob Gloye—"Black Magic" Michael Gnesin—The intellectual. Betty Goede—"Pistol Packin' Mama" Mary Louise Gorden—"Sweet and Lovely" Bob Gorman—Superman Tom Grieger—He clicks. Roy Gruenberg—Goodness Grace-ious. Shirley Gust—"He's Just Her Bill" Joan Hack—"Joy to the World" Marianne Haller—"Put the Blame on Marne" 105£mcj, Out c%enixM, Dorothy Hardt—Have a Hardt. Verne Harris—"My Heart is a Hobo" Lorraine Hartwig—"Sweet Lorraine" Barry Heise—"Anchors Away" Georgeann Heuck—Good things come in little packages. Verna Hileman—Sweet, neat, and petite. Tom Hobart—"Drummer Boy" Bob Hoeppner—"Humpin" Bill Hoffman—"Bicycle Built for Bill" Romayne Holtgren—"Romany" Gerald Hundt—"Jerry" Dale Jacobsen—Over hill and Dale. Leila Jacobsen—"Topsy" Barbara Johnson—Speaking of angels— Marilyn Johnson—"Melancholy Baby" Martin Johnson—"The Martins and the Coys" Richard Johnson—"Johnson Rag" Phyllis Johnson—The eyes have it. Vera Jones—Have you met Miss Jones? Sheila Kaplan—Shy? What's in a name? George Kay—Oh, Kay! Lorraine Keen—She's Keen. Joanne Keene—Our female Babe Ruth. Ben Kietzman—Ben's our best! ! ! ! Betty King—Heaven sent. Henry Klemczak—"Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet" Josephine Kolasa—"Come, Josephine, in My Flying Machine" Martha Kolasa—"Martha, Martha" Margot Kramer—"Chicago" Arthur Kreighbaum—Likes to hide his face. Marie Kretzmann—"Sweet Marie" Esther Kribs—"And the Angels Sing" Delores Kring—"Skaters' Waltz" Veola Lansing—"She'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" Elsie Larson—Fads and fashions. Marian Laughlin—"Stardust" Lyle Lee—Famous shot. David Lewalski—Lil' Abner Tom Lewalski—"Built" Eugene Lindborg—"Yosch" Jane Lindenmeyer—Not a plain Jane David Lindsay—"It's Love, Love, Love" Jack Link—the last Link Millard Long—not short Alice Losiniecki—"Alice in Wonderland" Delcie Losiniecki—Dulcie Delcie Mary Love—"Love in Bloom" James Ludington—eyes right Phyllis Ludwig—"The Man I Love" James Luscome—nice to know Robert Lyons—"Lyons in the Street" Icele McIntyre—Lil' Miss Bright Eyes Geraldine McKinney—"The Girl with the Pig tails in Her Hair" Bill Marshall—"Billy Boy" Patty Mattox—"I'm a Big Girl Now" Jean Meeks—She's not so Meek---s. David Meyer—swoon! Delores Mikulski—"Mickie" Donald Miller—Pretty as a picture Marilyn Mitchell—"Strawberry Blond” Eleanor Moore—"Buck" "Wheat" Dale Morgan—Yes, Homely Philosopher? Doris Muenster—The life of the party Delores Nelsen—sense of humor Dan Nespo—He dribbles, and we drool Cynthia Nichols—"Cynthia's in Love" John Nichols—"Oh, Johnny" Robert Nicholson—"Nick" Dick Noveroske—No shortage of grey matter Shirley Orange—"Sophisticated Lady" Maribeth Parker—Sunshine's only rival Ann Patterson—"Beautiful Dreamer" Arthur Pelke—not to be overlooked George Perlstein—kissed the girls and made them cryc%mcj. Out OteMMMA Tom Peterson—"it" boy Germaine Piotrowski—"You Can't See the Sun When You're Crying" Grant Pitman—mystery man Pat Powell—"Give Me My Boots and Saddle" Lorraine Powley—"Lovely To Look At" Betsy Pugsley—gets around Lorraine Pytynia—peaches and cream Barbara Rachow—"Rocky" Isabel Raffel—Blondie John Ramion—Helpful! John Ransom—Tall, dark and Ransom! Vivian Raska—Viva la Vivian Martin Rebac—"Mutt" Ralph Rench—"Trumpet Blues" Bill Rhett—Just plain Bill Corinne Rinehart—"With a Song in Her Heart" Janet Rudolph—"Oh,You Beautiful Doll" Verneice Scaife—oh so quiet Erick Schauman-—more or less Willis Schlaak—golf man Roger Schmitt—Einstein's only competition Shirley Schroeder—energetic Ramona Schultz—"Ramona" Phyllis Schwager—"Sharp" Shape Barbara Seaverns—"Body and Soul" Dorothy Seedorf—secret love James Seedorf—Curley Edward Semla—Steady Edie Bettie Severins—"Look at Her, Ain't She Pretty?" Glen Sheblosky—Sweet on Lorraine Betty Shedrow—Happy go lucky Louise Shikany—short and sweet Eugene Shipley—Ship-shape Ruth Sjoberg—Brunhilde Charles Skibo—"Papa, Won't You Dance With Me?" Ellen Slisher—"Green Eyes" Virginia Smiertelny—What did you say? Anne Soller—"Boss-man" Frank Speidel—Check! Jo Ann Spindler—Raven tresses Hall Sprague—last but not least Betty Jo Stanley—"Stanley Steamer" James Stark—"Sleepytime Boy" Bill Stark—There's Stark, staring mad! Wendell Steele—"Windy" Harvey Steepro—Semper Paratus Betty Steinke—Oh, what a gal! Ruby Stellema—our precious stone Robert Stibs—He plays a licorice stick Mary Lane Storen—There's plenty in Storen for you! Harold Stradtner—Kitten on the keys Ken Striebel—New, but oooh! Rita Suchminski—nice clothes and girl to match Mary Ellen Sullivan—musical voice John Sweeney—The boy with the racket Charles Thomas—-which name first? Phyllis Todd—-"Party Girl" Phyllis Tonn—Tonns of fun Ramon Trampske—"Tramp-Tramp-Tramp" ske Richard Trost—"Little Boy Blue" Donald Troy—"Red" Ruth Troyer—"Dear Ruth" Jack Uselton—"Jack, Jack, Jack" Janet Van Sickle—"Artist's Life" Joan Van Sickle—"All the Things You Are" Hector Vides—"South of the Border" Nadine Volksdorf—"Glamazon" Joan Washinski—"A Little Bit of Heaven" Delores Weber—"Dutchie" Thomas Weiler—"Tommy Boy" Fred Westphal—"I'll Hate Myself in the Morning" Marianne Wienhoft—"Freckles" Emma Jean Wilke—-"Jeannie with the Light Blond Hair. Roger Wilke—Jolly Roger Bob Wilson—Lady's man Ed Winski—"Pony Boy" Harvey Wipperman—"Whip" Richard Wolford—"Show" me the way Paul Wozniak—"Just Say That He's a Friend of Ours" Myrtis Wright—Always Wright 107cJlU Parade Certain songs make the hit parade; others do not. Those that do not, as a rule, are not quite so melodious or well arranged as the others. Certain students, like certain songs, become more popular than others. The Elstonian staff agreed that after twelve years these students should receive some sort of recognition. The seniors were asked to vote for the persons who, they felt, deserved these distinctions, and now we should like to present them to you. First of all we have Jim Chamness. Jim was chosen as the senior most likely to succeed. He has already proved himself a leader in all phases of school activities from the Glee Club to the basketball court. Next we asked the seniors to choose the girl and boy with the best personalities. Maribeth Dan Nespo Parker was chosen, and anyone who knows the effervescent Maribeth will certainly approve the choice. After seeing Dan Nespo in the halls and in his capacity as vice-president of the Senior Class, his classmates voted him as the boy with the best personality. "A Pretty Girl is like a Melody” is certainly true in the case of Jan Rudolph, who was selected as the best-looking girl in the Class. Her male counterpart, Ken Striebel, is a rather recent arrival at M. C. H. S., having just enrolled in the fall. This selection proves that our students know a good thing when they see one. There are many other seniors who have proved outstanding during their high school careers. We are sorry that we cannot name them all, but the above mentioned are the "big five." Maribeth Parker 108Jim Chamness Janet Rudolph Ken Striebel 109GE T USES HE ? HEAD DIPPING THE LIGHT FANTASTIC ALL Y ELSTON STAFF HARD AT WORK v:oo as seen from the stairs FREEDOM FOR BONNIE AND SO HAPPY, POE TRY- CONTES T UJ NNER BILL . ORATORICAL CHAMPION 110M.C.Jfich ehonL live oull -f»nv) js 1| -»ov L AnjTtVue dfirtn Arnti UndAviwtcA liver Y e'U. l e feres tot i! j c )boL V fL fere's fitoAstto t)jIN APPRECIATION THE MEMBERS OF THE ELSTONIAN STAFF WISH TO EXTEND THEIR THANKS TO THE ADVERTISERS, PATRONS, AND SUBSCRIBERS WHO MADE THE PUBLICATION OF THE 1948 ELSTONIAN POSSIBLE. PATRONS CHICAGO SOUTH SHORE SOUTH BEND RAILROAD - W. W. DUNLOP. D. D. S. DR. M. L. FERGUSON DR. A. E. GILMORE DR. R. A. GILMORE DR. R. S. HACKETT DR. W. A. HALL, JR. DR. C. W. KOLANCZYK ATTORNEY MARK STOREN Compliments of DOBESKI'S SHOE STORE SMART FOOTWEAR for NOW, and Always Expertly Fitted 112 CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF '48 815 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 113CARSTENS BROTHERS —"The Store of Quality"— READY-TO-WEAR DRY GOODS DRAPERIES FLOOR COVERINGS A. C. HEITSCHMIDT COAL - FEED - BUILDING MATERIAL 314-316 East Michigan Street Phone 320 SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO. CONGRATULATIONS and BEST WISHES FOR SUCCESS Remember Sears for . . • HOME FURNISHINGS • MODERNIZATION REPAIRS • AUTOMOTIVE • FAMILY WEARABLES • APPLIANCES Phone 383 8th Franklin Sts. S Zi4j cZi tLptuHamtiid CC JIRf jEHKj Best Wishes to the Class of ’48 STATION WIMS 1420 Kc. CENTRAL COAL LUMBER CORPORATION C. E. Mitchell, Mgr. Fifth Michigan Street Phone 139 SERVING MICHIGAN CITY IN PUBLIC INTEREST "Voice of Singing Sands" TIRES - TUBES - BATTERIES HOUSEWARES - SPORTING GOODS GARDEN EQUIPMENT - AUTO SUPPLIES LUGGAGE - PAINT - CLOTHING FIRESTONE STORES 607 Franklin Street Phone 1616 114YOU ARE NOW FACED WITH THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION OF YOUR LIFE-CHOOSING A CAREER. Before you make your final choice, it would pay you to look into the wonderful opportunities that are before you in the UNITED STATES ARMY and UNITED STATES AIR FORCE 115Corner 8th and Franklin Congratulations, Members of the Class of 1948, and May the Road Ahead Be Marked by An Abundance of Success and Happiness for Each of You OUALITY—AT PRICES YOU LIKE TO PAY OFFICE EQUIPMENT CO. SYL’S LUNCH Books - Stationery - Gifts - Party Goods Games - Office Supplies Equipment Typewriters - Check Protectors Adding Machines 725 Franklin Street 109 W. 9th Street Phone 1690 and "We Will Deliver" WISHING YOU ALL GOOD LUCK THE NORTHERN INDIANA STEEL SUPPLY CO., INC. and THE INDIANA SALVAGE CO. Michigan City, Indiana 116YOU WILL LIKE ERNST'S TRADING WITH LEATHER GOODS FAWLEY-ABBOTT CO. SHOE REPAIRING LEATHER GOODS FURNITURE 406 Franklin Street 809 Franklin Street Phone 201 Telephone 1639-J BODINE STUDIO The Best Name on Photographs 412 Franklin St. Phone 1405 Compliments of Mrs. James R. Barnett SMITH'S SHOES 701 East Michigan Street Michigan City, Indiana SALES - REAL ESTATE - RENTALS Corner of Tenth Franklin Sts. Phones 1273 - 1 14 117TONN BLANK, INC. MEYER CANDY Franklin at Bridge COMPANY "See Us Before You Build" Wholesale LUMBER CANDIES MILLWORK FOUNTAIN PAPER SUPPLIES BUILDING SUPPLIES 1716 Washington Street Phone 4800 Free Delivery Michigan City, Indiana Compliments of VERNIER CHINA CO. ECONOMY On U. S. 20 CHEVROLET CORP. FINE CHINA GLASSWARE A. W. Mitchell, Pres. Phone 2914-1 WESTPHAL'S NATIONAL MILK PHARMACY ICE CREAM CO. 1325 E. Michigan St. Phone 254 Michigan City, Ind. HOMOGENIZED MILK GOLDEN GUERNSEY MILK COTTAGE CHEESE Compliments of Visit Our Fountain for Michigan City's BLACKMOND'S BEST ICE CREAM JEWELRY STORE 306-10 East 10th Street Phone 150-151 i 18 A Savings Account Is the Essential Congratulations Requirement for To the Class of '48 College Education BETTER BUILDING MATERIALS CITIZENS BANK FIRST NATIONAL BANK HENRY LUMBER COMPANY Phone 55 East End Sixth St. Bridge MERCHANTS NATIONAL BANK Michigan City, Indiana WITH BEST WISHES TO THE CLASS OF '48 HUMMER MANN'S HOME STORE MORTUARY CHOICE FRUITS - VEGETABLES FANCY GROCERIES 716 Washington Street 1 125 E. Michigan Street Phone 2121 N N. You are sure of QUALITY 1 when you ' cal1 MAJOT'S FEED SEED ; C Tj v u •C I —J STAR DISTRIBUTORS OF ARCADY FEEDS I -A ° 1 Phone 178 Ninth Pine Streets v x LAUNDRY Michigan City, Indiana 119 "We Wish the Class of '48 a Very Happy and Prosperous Future" ALBERS BAKERY 829 Franklin Street Phone 933 Dr. G. G. Gif-ford OPTOMETRIST H A T S Phone 565 Cleaned and Blocked CLEM’S CLEANING and PRESSING 109 E. 9th Street Phone 1943 BLUE BELL BEAUTY SHOP Corner of Ninth Washington We call for and deliver Phone 1776 120LESTER L. JONES SOBECKE'S STUDEBAKER CARS SHELL SERVICE TRUCKS 1 134 Michigan Street 1247 East Michigan Street Phone 339 Phone 2656 Michigan City, Indiana MONTGOMERY WARD LUCHTMAN FLOWERS COMPANY 1004 E. Michigan Street 717-719 Franklin Street Phone 2411 Phone 4360 5 Convenient Cash and Carry Dry Cleaning Stores Plant and Oftice • 514 E. Michigan St. • 408 Franklin St. • 1016 Franklin St. • 2310 Franklin St. • Molen Bldg., Long Beach Phone 517 it's BUCHANAN'S for . . . "Fine Dry Cleaning" CLEANERS-DYERSBECKS JEWELRY CO. Gifts for dll occasions Compliments of Kramer Sons WHOLESALE GROCERS Michigan City, Indiana and La Porte, Indiana FRED STERN "Stern Value" MEN'S YOUNG MEN'S WEAR 609—Franklin—609 PETERS MARSKE, Inc. 2 I 5 E. Michigan Street WELDING FACTORY SUPPLIES MACHINE BORDER WORK Phones 650-1800 Compliments of BEEBE'S SPORTING GOODS 9 I 3 Franklin Street STAIGER HARDWARE COMPANY 122HAVILAND-CALLAN, Inc. 212-214 Spring Street Michigan City, Indiana Phone 1243 LOCAL LONG DISTANCE MOVING KIENITZ ROYAL BLUE FOOD MART Groceries, Meats, Ice Cream and Sundries Congratulations to the Class of '48 KOMINIAREK'S CLEANING TAILORING Fifth Washington Streets Michigan City, Indiana THE FIRST IN BILLIARDS HOBART'S RECREATION ALL NEW BRUNSWICK 2701 Franklin Street Phone 406 EQUIPMENT Compliments of DWYER PRODUCTS CORPORATION 123 Compliments Good Luck and Best Wishes to the of Class of '48 CLARA HAT SHOP from the Phone 108-J KARMELKORN SHOP Ralph Baker, Prop. RITTER MICHIANA STABLES FISH COMPANY 4'A Miles East of Michigan City on Route 1 2 1 18 W. 5th St. OPEN FOR BUSINESS YEAR ROUND Phone 2502 NEW SUPPLY OF HORSES THIS SUMMER RELAX - REFRESH - REDUCE Controlled Cellular Penetrating Massage with the Niagara Equipment No Disrobing "THE STORE FOR MEN" STANLEY PECK HELEN HICKS BEAUTY SHOP HART SCHAFFNER MARX CLOTHES 1020 E. Michigan St. Michigan City, Ind. L. MISSAL Compliments of Dr. B. H. Kaplan DECORATING CO. J. L. La Fountain OPTOMETRISTS We Specialize in Specializing in QUALITY WALLPAPER PAINTS EXAMINATION OF THE EYES Phone 2308 825 Franklin Street 123 East Eighth Street Phone 2000 124CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 48 CAREFULLY COOLE THEATRES 125Phone Michigan City 2835-R3 GREAT LAKES DUCK FARM FOR FINEST QUALITY Ova J. Nickell, Mgr. LIVE DRESSED POULTRY CUSH GINTHER BE SURE—WITH PURE SID’S— 807 Franklin Street "If You Can't Stop— Smile As You Go By" Franklin at Greenwood OLSEN'S Your Favorite Studio for the Past 25 Years PORTRAIT- COMMERCIAL— CANDIDS— Agencies for— EASTMAN KODAKS BELL HOWELL MOVIE ARGUS CANDIDS OLSEN STUDIO Michigan City, Indiana 126 827 Franklin Street CONGRATULATIONS TO • • Seeing Spots? • • THE GRADUATING CLASS OF '48 • If Spots Are On Your Clothes— • • • • Let Us Remove Them • • The Burnett Corset • • . • . . PHONE 839 .. • Accessory Shop ANDRUS Phone 107 107 West 7th Street . DRY CLEANING - TAILORING • • • • 303 Franklin Street • • BEST WISHES TO THE CLASS OF '48 Compliments ARNOLD A. MAYER of Michigan City’s Exclusive Children's Shop SPRAGUE DEVICES, Inc. if it's news . . . HAIR SHAPING and HAIR STYLING YOU'LL READ ALL ABOUT IT For All Types of Permanents in the at NEWS-DISPATCH LOU’S BEAUTIE BARR 721 East 10th Street Phone 4552 A Community Builder  RUSSELL H. KRAMER ON TO THE GOAL, 1948 GRADUATES HAPPINESS OF EACH-SUCCESS TO ALL THE SPAULDING SHOP WM. LEVERENZ Michigan City, Indiana AGENCY "Insurance - Real Estate" "Inexpensively Exclusive" 103 W. 7th Street FRANKLIN PHARMACY MICHIGAN CITY JOHN J. MARSZALEK Registered Pharmacist AUTO SUPPLY 112 E. Michigan Street Phone 743 - 744 1517 Franklin Street Michigan City, Ind. Michigan City, Indiana Phone 234 We Deliver AUTOMOBILE REPLACEMENT PARTS MACHINE SHOP SERVICE Congratulations to the Class of '48 JACK'S DINER DRAPERY SHOPPE GOOD FOOD 304 Franklin Street 1 1 5 E. 7th Street CURTAINS - DRAPERIES Michigan City, Indiana Phone 3725 SLIPCOVERS MAY WE JOIN IN EXTENDING OUR SINCERE GOOD WISHES TO THE CLASS OF '48 A FINE CLASS FROM A SPLENDID SCHOOL LONG BEACH COMPANY 120OTTO AICHER CO FURNITURE 710 FRANKLIN STREET DIAMONDS - WATCHES - JEWELRY 53 I Franklin Street Michigan City, Ind. Good Luck to the 1948 Graduating Class McALPINE ROSS COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE 8th Wabash Streets Phone 2642 Michigan City, Indiana 129Edward's Store for Men For Choice Books, Bibles, Sacred Phonograph Records, Stationery, Be sure to make reservations tor your White Formal Coat for the Prom Greeting Cards and Gift Items Visit the Tuxedos Are Available for Rental Purposes at Edward's White and Navy Blue Trousers Also GOOD BOOK STORE 1 12 E. Michigan St. Michigan City, Ind. We Either Have or Will Order EDWARD'S STORE FOR MEN Any Good Book in Print Give Your Husband the NEW LOOK with An EASTPORT SHIRT BARTHOLOMEW CO. EASTPORT LAUNDRY DRY CLEANING SHEET METAL WORK ALL PHONES 4400 Telephone 36 1515 East Michigan Street 4 1 5 Franklin Street Michigan City, Indiana Compliments of BARNETT'S Redding Boss, Inc. LIBERTY BAKERY COAL - MOVING - TRANSFER 701 E. Michigan St. Michigan City, Ind. 1 14 — Phones — 1273 1 604 Franklin St. Agents for CLIPPER Van Lines, Inc. Phone 21 Long Distance Moving TIRE REPAIRS SERVICE FIRST WITH THE HOOSIER TIRE APPLIANCE, INC. LATEST FASHIONS! Goodrich Tires Tubes - Batteries PHILCO— CrH ltfCIldl Television - Radios - Refrigerators - Freezers THOR—Washers - Ironers MOTOROLA—Television 316 Franklin St. Phones 1 i08-9 Known for Service and Value Michigan City, Indiana 130Protect Precious Eyesight with Plenty of Good Light NORTHERN INDIANA PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY 131GET IT OF WM. MILLER MARKET BEST OF EVERYTHING IN THE MEAT LINE Phones No. 18 and 19 1001 Franklin Street CULLEN TERREY REALTORS 722 Franklin Street Phone 373 INSTRUMENTS and AUTOMATIC CONTROLLERS for POWER and INDUSTRY illAYS CORPORATION |«$£Sn MICHIGAN CITY. INDIANA. U.S.A Congratulations to the Class of '48 GRIEGER'S CLOTHING STORE C. A. DUNHAM CO. 525 Franklin Street Dwight Bowman Walter Leverenz Best Wishes to the Class of '48 CONGDON'S SPORT SHOP 4th Franklin Sts. MAKE OUR STORE YOUR STORE FOR ALL SPORTING EQUIPMENT BLUE ROSE BEAUTY SHOP 320 Decatur Street Phone 4184 132Compliments DESIGNS of CENTRAL FOOD STORES 2312 South Franklin St. Phone 2325 THE FOOD CENTER 1153 East Michigan Street Phone 531 DOLEZAL BROS. GENE - JIM - JOE BOYD E. PHELPS, INC. ARCHITECTS - ENGINEERS - PLANS - SPECIFICATIONS - ESTIMATES RESIDENTIAL - INDUSTRIAL PUBLIC BUILDINGS 133 232 Franklin Street Phone 1491HOOSIER ICE COAL COMPANY 8th Michigan Phone 305-306 WASTE KORN'S Headquarters PIANOS - TELEVISION - RADIOS APPUANCES Your R. C. A. Victor Dealer NEW STORE 1601-1603 Franklin Street MATERIAL CORP. 820 Union St. Phone 353 Compliments of CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF '48 THE STEVEN SHOP Tivoli Building 512 Franklin Street Phone 4814 HERB MIKE'S Barber Shop 9 I I Franklin Street Compliments to the Class of 1948 424 Franklin St. Phone 517 134BERG'S FLORAL GIFT SHOP MRS. STEVENS' CANDIES Formerly Sadenwater’s 907 Franklin Street Telephone 447 Telephone 3242 Ambulance Service SHON'S SHOE SALON EXCLUSIVELY FOR WOMEN ROOT FUNERAL HOME 312 East Seventh Street 811 Franklin Street Jos. M. Root Norman F. Ramion FOR FOOD THAT CAN’T BE BEAT GO TO CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF ’48 PARRY'S BAKERY 603 W. Tenth Street WILDWOOD INN Michigan Road PARTIES WEDDINGS BIRTHDAYS MATTIE McCOMB OFFICE SUPPLIES BOOKS STATIONERY GIFTS HALLMARK GREETING CARDS 620 Franklin St. Phone 393 135136

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