Elston High School - Elstonian Yearbook (Michigan City, IN)
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ISAAC C. ELSTON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL NEW AUDITORIUM JUNE 9, 1949
PROCESSIONAL—“Pomp and Circumstance”—El ar - SENIOR ORCHESTRA “POET AND PEASANT OVERTURE”—Suppe - - SENIOR ORCHESTRA
(Directed by Mr. Palmer J. Myran)
INVOCATION.............................RABBI BYRON T. RUBENSTEIN
“ONWARD YE PEOPLE’"—Sibelius...................SENIOR GLEE CLUB
“MORNING”—Speaks...............................SENIOR GLEE CLUB
(Directed by Mr. H. E. Ten Harkel)
COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS—“Life’s Priorities” - - DR. HAROLD C. HUNT
PRESENTATION OF CLASS FOR DIPLOMAS - PRINCIPAL C. F. HUMPHREY
CONFERRING DIPLOMAS....................SUPERINTENDENT M. L. KNAPP
PRESENTATION OF SALOMAN AWARD - - - MR. IRVING SALOMAN
BENEDICTION............................RABBI BYRON T. RUBENSTEIN
ALMA MATER......................................CLASS OF 1949
RECESSIONAL—“Pomp and Chivalry”—Roberts - - SENIOR ORCHESTRA
(Audience please remain seated)
George Lyman Ackerman Robert Wayne Albers David Leon Allie Hassen Frank Allie John Duncan Allison Ronald Wayne Allison Wilbur Charles Arens Donald Glenn Arndt George Robert Averitt George John Bahar Victoria Frances Bahar Margaret Ix uise Bailey •Thomas Charles Balow Jnim.-s Richard Barnett Doris Elaine Bartels Phyllis Elaine Bartels Ronald Jerome Benjamin Delores Mae Benton Floyd Robert Bielski Henry George Billerbeck Robert David Black Jerre Anne Blankenship Arlene Nora Bleck Jerome Douglas Bleck •Marilyn Joan Blieden Robert Z. Blocksom. Jr. Ramona Shirley Booth Ruth Sylvia Broessler Alice Kay Bruehlman Nancy Ann Bucklin •Barbara Jean Bullard Richard Edwin Burdick June Alyce Buren Nancy Anne Caserio Loan a Constance Casper Donald Roe Childress John L. Clark Roger Elwood Coar Maredith Mae Collins Evelyn Jean Coons Ann Jane Crane Jerry Lane Crawford Richard Rudolph Criswell Richard L. Dana Alice Mae Dennewlts Henry William Deutscher Edward James Dombkowski Nancy Leo Downs Shirley Ann Downs Ruth Ann Dry Eugene Carl Drzewiecki John Wendell Eldridge Ida Jean Ellaby Donald Richard Embree Barbara Dorothy Everly James Thomas Farrell Richard David Fausch Melvin Karl Fischer Walter James Florent •Dorothy Jean Frey Jorjean Gabriel Phillip Bert Gelman Dolores Ann Gill •Thomas Turner Glidden Joann Ruth Goetz Wayne Ford Gonder Elizabeth Grieger Glenn Melvin Grlng, Jr. Patricia Celle Grlng Ruth Sonhie Groach Robert Louis Hartwig jWhntu? Loretta Haven
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— Class Roll —
Alberta May Helsler Norcno Helen Heisman Norma Jean Helsing Jo E. Henry Richard Hoban Thomas E. Hoopengarner Nancy Caryle Howey Betty Ho8olla Isenbletter Beverly Jean Ivey Earl William Johnson •Jclaino Irene Johnson Norma Belle Jones •Raheal Joseph Shomon Louis Joseph Robert Donald Harm Mary Elaine Kessell Jane Ellen Klascn Dolores Ann Knaak Dolores Lorraine Kolasa Mary Pauline Honda Rita Irene Koziolek Jerome Joseph Kucharski Lorraine Ann Kulakowski James Joseph Kunnen Lorraine Ann Kuskowskl Mury Ellen Kuszmaul Lucetta June Lane Edward Lasko •Robert John Lau Dwight V. Lauman Joseph Paul Lewalski Eugene Arthur Lidke Donald G. Linn Robert Wesley Linsemeyer Richard Orren Lutz Donald Harvey Lyons Joan Faith Malwin Henry John Marclniak T.oi8 Jane Markel John Henry Marshall Kent Charles Martin John Glidden Mathias •Judith Ann Mayer Pauline Mae McKee Marion Richard Mlgliore Gladys Barbara Miller Henry Fred Miller Marie Frances Miller Gloria Betty Lee Miskle Carter Lewis Mohnssen John Joseph Murphy Eugene Gilbert Murray George John Nadaf •Francis Eugene Nespo Walter Ray Newman •Carol Ruth Nicholas John Carl Nichlas Audrey Ellen Marie Nleman Joseph Novak George Theodore Ottersen Kathleen Elizabeth Owens Klelo Papachristophilou Nancy I ou Paschen Henry John Piekiolnlak Doreen Hamden Platt Kathleen Harnden Platt Arthur Max Podgorski Donald Eugene Powers Earl Wells Powley •Shirley Ann Preuss Glen Edward Richards
•Carolyn Louise Riley Kenneth J. Riley •Drusilla Rlngo Eugene Roeper Mary Louise Rogowskl Virginia Mae Ruetz Karen Marlene Sadenwater Oscar Edwin Salmassy Lois Verlene Scaife Eugene Edward Schnick William H. Schnick Ruth Marie Schroeder William E. Schumacher Alfred Dale Scrivnor Thomas Melson Segnitz Elise Yvonne Sellers Edward Thomas Shepherd •Virginia Aletha Shewbaxt Lois Jean Shreve Marvin Earl Simpson Pauline Jean Skibo •Betty Jean Smith •Daniel Edward Smith Paul Gordon Smith Richard Carlton Snyder Dale A. Solberg Kurt Soller. Jr.
•Pearl Rosaline Soloff Mary Ann Souther Vivian Lorraine Sprong Joan Ruth Staffel Marion Lucille Stalbaum Raymond B Staniszewski John Robert Stark Robert Frederick Steinborn •Sarah Elizabeth Stern Beverly Jean Stevenson Audrey Marie Stone •Bonnie Ethel G. Storms Kenneth Gene Surface Robert Joseph Swanson Charles Haekett Terrey Sally Jane Thixtun Delores Turner Marian Vernard Geraldine June Virge •Tack Wain
Eugene Milton Walters David Lee Warren Barbara Jean Watson Dean Edward Watson Warren Wedow Harrold Willis Wenzel Mary Catheryn Wenzel Jean Winifred Westphal •Joan Widmnr Roger Brant Wlenhoft Dale Alan Will Valerie Winskl Eileen May Withrow Robert Frederick Wlttke Alice Mae Woodruff Genevieve Helen Woods John K. Wooten Rodney Hugh Wright James Anthony Wrobleskl Mary Ann Zepernlck James Harold Ziegler John Anthony Zlomek John Joseph Zublk
ELSTON CHAPTER. NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETYThey went with axe and rifle, when the trail was still to blaze. They went with wife and children, in the prairie-schooner days. With banjo and with frying pan—Susanna, don't you cry!
For I'm off to California to get rich out there or die!
We're going West tomorrow, where the promises can't fail.
O'er the hills in legions, boys, and crowd the dusty trail!
We shall starve and freeze and suffer. We shall die, and tame the lands. But we're going West tomorrow, with our fortune in our hands.
From "Western Wagons" in A BOOK OF AMERICANS published by Rinehart Company. Inc. Copyright, 1933, by Rosemary and Stephen Vincent Benet.
2THE SENIOR CLASS
THE 1949 ELSTONIAN
ISAAC C. ELSTON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL MICHIGAN CITY, INDIANAINTRODUCTION
When the Elstonian staff met in the fall, there was little indecision as to what the theme should be. The "Forty-niners" was so logical that it was turned to at once. Did not the Forty-niners go to California for gold, and weren't the seniors panning for gold in the form of graduation? Since this was the centennial for the prospectors, it would, likewise, make Forty-niners of this year's graduating class.
The Elstonian opens with the underclassmen, sophomores and juniors, on the long trek westward. The sophomores have just started out and have a three-years' journey before them. "Junior Charlie" has reached the halfway mark and is trying his best to speed up the wagon train.
Our senior prospectors are just finishing up the journey and staking out claims. And then comes the shout—"Pay Dirt!" Graduation has been reached.
The trip was not all smooth going; there were mountains to scale and deserts to cross. Then in the course of mining there were some who said, "Digging gold is hard work; why not let the other fellow dig, and then get it from him?" We're glad to say that these Yankee adventurers were in a minority and that most of our wagon team pitched in and helped one another.
During the different sports' seasons our caravan was attacked by hostile Indians, but we managed to beat them off.
The activities of the miners were so numerous that they took over a special section of the book. There's also a feature section. Bet it will surprise you.
Now that the prospectors have found their gold, they must begin mining it in the outside world. Good diggings to them!
4Mr. James Griffin Mr. Riley Schaeffer
Every wagon train in making the long trek westward must regretfully leave some of its members by the wayside. Occasionally, as the Forty-niners crossed the plains, they would see a marker by the side of the trail. Hats in hands the Forty-niners saw that the two markers they approached were those of two faithful drivers, Mr. James Griffin and Mr. Riley Schaeffer. Pausing to reflect on times past, the Forty-niners remembered Mr. Griffin as picking the points of infinity in geometry class and as coach of the tennis team. Mr. Schaeffer will long be remembered for his sense of humor and his ability to make "the youngsters" work. There are many Forty-niner machinists who will use the skills he taught them.
The Forty-niners go forward on the long journey, remembering Mr. Griffin and Mr. Schaeffer as drivers who led them dauntlessly and who kept faith in them, though the roads were rough. The prospectors carry away the inspiration of high quality which was shown in these two men.
5MICHIGAN CITY IN THE FORTIES
The study hall mural is an inspiring view of Michigan City as it was in the 1840's. Robert W. Grafton, a local artist co-operating with the Rotary Club, painted this realistic mural for the study hall in 1925.
In the forties Michigan City had hopes of becoming a great metropolis. Congress spoiled this hope by giving the harbor fund to the neighboring settlement of Chicago. The thriving town of Michigan City, population 1,500, then turned its attention to securing the Michigan Central Railroad, which now runs through the city.
The City was at this time a great grain center for the surrounding countryside and because of its prestige felt that it should have a fine main street. Accordingly, Franklin Street was planked with cedar blocks.
Mr. Grafton's mural shows the harbor with the warehouses to the left. Behind the warehouses one sees Hoosier slide, famous as a landmark before its removal. The plank pier was erected to afford a protection for boats coming into the harbor.
The creek is no longer called by its French name, Riviere du Chemin — we now call it Trail Creek—but the same spirit remains as that shown in our study hall mural.
CADMINISTRATIONMrs. Ruth Rydzy Mr. Stanley Lauer
BOAED OP EDUCATION
The Directors of the Mining Operation meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month to decide future policies for the many mining districts. They must make all of the decisions as to the staking of new claims. Their offices are in the fort, and from there they send out the momentous decisions which affect every Forty-niner. Mr. W. C. Smith is president of the Mining Directors; Mrs. Ruth Rydzy, treasurer; and Mr. Stanley Lauer, secretary.
It is the job of Miss Alma Schilf, financial secretary, to handle all of the financial details of the Mining Operation. She is responsible for mining employees' payrolls, insurance on the wagons, and pensions for the "old-timers."
Miss Jeanette Schlunz is the assistant secretary, who helps maintain the records of the fort.
Miss Alma Schilf
Miss Jeanette SchlunzMr. M. L. Knapp, Superintendent of Mining, has a busy job keeping the many mining camps in running order. He covers an untold number of miles, visiting the various camps each day. He, too, has his office at the fort.
The Forty-niners are aware of the fact that Mr. Knapp has made the long journey many times before and has himself panned for and found gold; therefore, he is very capable of teaching them the art of panning and of thus finding the gold within themselves.
Mr. M. L. Knapp
Miss Lois Johnson, secretary to the Superintendent of Mining, fulfilled many varied duties. Aside from her secretarial work, she checked attendance data and supervised the distribution of mining supplies. In March Miss Johnson resigned, and Miss Ann Ludwig took her place.
Miss Lois JohnsonDr. Nelle C. Reed Nurse Ruth Kemena
At the General Store on the second floor of the senof high the prospectors buy their supplies, have their health checked, and receive their maps before setting out for California, gold, and graduation.
The earliest gold seekers to check in with "Doc” Nelle C. Reed are the "Pigskin prospectors." These rough and tough prospectors must be checked from head to toe before they start out on the rugged trip. Strong hearts are essential for California athletes — especially those who will become the heroes of the season. Nurse Ruth Kemena takes the pulses of the football miners, some of whom will be stopped by the Indians, wild animals, and others they will encounter on their western trek.
Scout Bess Day spends much of her time plotting the courses our prospectors will follow. Hers is the difficult task of guidance. Deserts of failure and mountains of despair must be avoided. Not all of the pioneers trekking westward can share in the glory of mining; it is the job of Miss Day to help those who are undecided make their plans for the days ahead.
In every group there are joy seekers and adventurers. "Dead-eye" Warren Tones is always on the look-out for joy riding prospectors who stray from the trail. Mr. Jones also registers those who are willing to work, and to these ambitious one he gives "mining" permits.
Though these General Store advisers also go out to the young prospectors in the grades, the elder prospectors know that they can count on these advisers when need arises.
Miss Bess Day
Mr. Warren TonesMr. Cecil Humphrey, our principal, is the head driver of the wagon train. More than once he has led naive prospectors over the long trail toward graduation. There were times when the trail was especially steep and difficult; the going was never easy. A wagon leader must push as well as pull his train. The slogans "Gold Seeker," "Strike It Rich," and "Now or Never" were written on many of the wagons. It has been Mr. Humphrey's task to help the Forty-niners fulfill these slogans.
Mr. Cecil Humphrey
Many of the miners "went to California with the washbowl on their knee," but Mrs. Martha Weisflog started for California with the typewriter on her knee. As secretary to Head Driver Humphrey she is kept busy keeping accounts of the day's mileage and of the number of prospectors reporting for work each day, and reporting to the Directors of Mining Operation.
Mrs. Martha WeisflogFACULTY
Top Row Mr. Garth Cobbum Miss Wilma Commer
Bottom Row Miss Mildred Dahlberg Miss Mabel Engstrqm
Top Row Mr. Sheldon Maxey Miss Frances McConkey Mr. Delbert Miller Mr. Palmer Myran Mr. Frank Neff Mr. James Nicholas
Bottom Row Mr. Arthur Parsons Miss Frances Sebesta Mr. Ralph Sellers Miss Goldie Shepherd Mr. Lester Smith Miss Leona Stuart
12Top Row Mrs. Marion Griffin Mrs. Grace Hart Miss Bernice Henry Mr. William Hodges Mr. Ivan Horn Mr. George Irgang
Bottom Row Mrs. Florence Kelly Miss Genevieve Klueh Mr. Ralph Kwiatkowski Mr. Harry Long Miss Mellie Luck Mrs. Bernice Mann
Top Row Mr. Henry Ten Harkel Mr. Russell Troyer Mrs. Emma Haynes (resigned)
Bottom Row Mrs. Jeanette Urquhart Mr. Harold Wegner Miss Dorothea Wolfe
Robert Bartels Robert Szot Eleanor Utterback
Before the "sophs" started on their long journey through senior high, they chose Miss Frances McConkey and Mr. Delbert Miller to mark the route for them. Robert Szot as president, Robert Bartels as vice-president, and Eleanor Utterback as secretary-treasurer assisted them.
One of the first accomplishments of this rough and ready Sophomore Class, was the Sophomore Party. It was held on October 2, 1948, in the senior high gym.
The theme of the party was "Shine On, Harvest Moon." Games and dancing were enjoyed, and refreshments were served. Verna Brolly, accompanied by Shirley Reinman, sang "A Tree in the Meadow." Dolores Froehlke then did a dance, "Rap Tap."
The sophomores have quite a journey ahead of them before they reach that long awaited "pot of gold."
Miss McConkeyRow 1: Sherry Norris, James Pearce, Elbert Ladd, Mr. Miller (sponsor). Bob Middleton, Allan Kalk, Richard Ka-
Row 2: John Keppen, Bob Mathers, Tom Moore, Jarl Malwin. Marvin Pozdol. Dick Lynch, Leon Kosakowski. Row 3: Ralph Lieber, Joe Potucek, Tom Heffner, Joe Haugen. Ronald Hundt, Charles Powley. Richard Hohl, Dave Keppen. Billy Jankowski.
Row 4: James Petoskey, Bob Ingelson, Charles Jordan, Jack Laughrey. Tom Leverenz. James Kemp. Angelo
Jacobucci. Jerry Hibnick.
Row 1: Carolina Pohl. Anne Noesges. Patty Moon. Miss Klueh (sponsor). Betty Mason. Pat Love, Joan Luscomb.
Row 2: Sally Barr. Joan McKee. Marleda Lowey. Memo Lowey. Betty Peak. Sidney Patterson. Esther Parks.
Row 3: Ollie Nelson. Audrey Mason. Lydia Lungren. Margaret Ochotske, Nancy Riddle, Agnes Long, Angeline
Row 4: Cathy Ohms. Pat Lombard. Janice Plelcher, Mary Pagels, Louise Curton, Pat Pauley, Bonnie Lindeman,
Marjorie McMahon, Nancy Lindeman.
17flow 1: Nancy Lee. LaVerne Isenblatter. Ellen Bennett. Barbara Benton. Lila Blake, Barbara Balow, Virginia
Row 2: Versie Lee Franklin. Betty Beebe. Margaret Crook. Pauline Dickerhoff. Norma Collins, Joan Froehlke.
Virginia Kaminski. Audrey Goodwin.
Row 3: Roger Bixler, Gilbert Hitchcock. Donald Ashby. Gloria Fritz. Sally Breskin. Doris Davis. Randall Ander-
son. Jerry Gallion. George Edwards.
flow 4: Miss Henry (sponsor). Willard Long. Allan Dolson. Donald Lasky. Jerry Cohen. Bob Holaric. Neal Lee.
Harold Haack, Don Antisdel. Jerry Davis.
Row 1: Robert Schlicker. James Mclntire. Kenneth Putz. Jerald Riley. Ronald Yagelski. Eldon Steinborn. Ronald
Lombard. Bill Woodruti.
flow 2: Mr. Ten Harkel (sponsor), Lester Radke. Frank Wilson, Jack Scott. Harry Raska, Henry Wolford. Eugene
Russell, Gaylen Wolford, Edward Steinhagen.
Row 3: Fritz Sperling. Jim Sweeney, Bob Schlundt. Gene Scott. Earl Rudnick. Tom Wolfe, Edwin Wozniak, Kenneth Stone.
Row 4: Don Williamson. Tom Weber. Mark Saunders, Owen Burklow, Harold Sutherlin. Francis Shaia, Earl
Will, Bob Szot. Richard Welsh. Richard Swain.
Absent: Marion Stanley.
18Row 1: Joan Hartwig. Diane Fuller. Philippa Haller. Juanita Hurst. Carylmae Glenn. Nancy Mohnssen. Beverly
Row 2: Cherrie Geering. Joan LaBorn. Jane Lawler. Jackie Geyer, Joan Konkey. Barbara Grott. Mrs. Kelly (sponsor).
Row 3: Louise Kohzer. Evelyn Linde. Barbara Kalil. Deloris Griffith. Catherine LeRoy. Bobbie Brown. Beverly
Henckel. Juanita Lansberg.
Row 4: Phyllis LeVine, Dorothy Kolasa. Theresa Kaczka. Shirely Jarka. Janella Hart. Pat Jarnutowski. Dianne Kneisley. Geraldine Kaiser. Elsie Kuszmaul. Absent: Jackleen Geyer.
Row 1: Ruth Tompkins. Barbara Rohde. Miriam Sieb. Kay Stibbe. Joan Terrey. Carol Wenzel. Ina Salmassy.
Row 2: Thelma Nall. Mary Westberg. Carolyn Wright. Marjorie Schultz. Florence Nowfel. Roger Muckway. Al-
Row 3: James Nieman. Arlene McCann, Mary Petroff. Pat McAlpine. Don McGinnis. Bob Mercier. Bob Schlundt.
Russell McKee. Jerry Meilstrup.
Row 4: Mr. Wegner (sponsor). Wayne Strang. Charles Standiford. John Wendt. John Sadenwater. Robert Val-
entine. Tom Rux. Carl Zeese. John Smith.
Abbent: Leonard Tubbs. Tom Wingard. Hal Zolman.
Row 1: Carl Sjoberg, Dick Brinkman. Richard Downs. Jim Rapp, James Steinborn, Richard Biederstadt. Richard Wood. Elwin Berg.
Row 2: Mr. Sellers (sponsor). Harry Coates. Ix uis Guess. Bruce Steinke. Fred Eggers, Donald Bitts, Arthur Lad-
wig. Gerhard Schreckenbach.
Row 3: Charles Ray. Charles Trottier. Kenneth Schultz. Rex Mason. Frank Nett. Ray Irons. Melvin Gregory.
Row 4: Dale Lansberg. Roosevelt Young. Harry Wolter. Tommy Schlegelmilch. Bill Beahan, Norman Lindborg. Dave Kempt. Charles Jost. Jim Black. Dick Taber. Jim Will.
Row 1: Mattie Thomas. Gloria Shikany. Beverly Harris. Mrs. Hart (sponsor).
Row 2: Lois Leser. Delores Harmon. Laura Sanderson. Ixorna Ritchie, Jackie Marshall. Catherine Feig.
Row 3: Carol Keppen, Janice Schlundt. Barbara Olson. Ixorice Bahar. Earlene Williams. Annette Emmons, Lorraine Biel ski.
Row 4: Eunice Young. Joann Barnhouse. Carol Beebe. Eloise Hibner. Margaret Hileman. Phyllis Dombrowsky,
Janice Denow, Shirley Witner. Absent: Carole Samilson.
20Row 1: Rolena Samuelson. Bobbie Ramsey. Nancy Stolze. Eleanor Utterback, Shirley Reinman. Lorraine Gem-
Row 2: Lorraine Struts. Donna Steepro, Arizona Ferrell. Miss McConkey (sponsor), Sylvia Rulfi. Velma Westphal. Joan Steindrager.
Row 3: Arlene Turner, Jackie Schroeder. Charlotte Worth. Marilyn Wright. Frances Rees. Karin Rudolph. Jewel
Mae Roames. Grace Vance.
Row 4: Jeanne Sacks. Eleanor Uebler, Monica Woss, Vera Schlundt. Lois Wiseman. Adele Ulrich. Violet Runge.
Mary Jane Wright.
Row 1: Earl Hartsburg. Richard Handtke. Robert Devetski. DeWayne Adams, Gordon Furness, Clarence Garbe.
Row 2: Daniel Hanish, William Groendyke, James Harbart. Richard Dwyer, Clyde Albertson, Bob Ellis. Randall
Row 3: Eugene Hatfield. Richard Hatcher, Robert Burch. Ronnie Dekker, Robert Edwards. Melvin Field, Melvin
Downs, Charles Erickson.
Row 4: Ronald Baines, Bill Collins. David Clifford. Robert Bartels. Jerry Bridwell, Carl Brooks. Mr. Hodges
(sponsor). Absent: Dale Lantz.
Row 1: Carolyn Johnston. Darlene Cook. Shirley Debald. Marlene Coar. Mrs. Haynes (sponsor). Barbara Buell.
Shirley Downs. JoAnn Bullard.
Row 2: Anita Cox. Esther Crawford. Gertrude Brown. Earla Jean Atkins. Dolores Arndt. Sue Buren. Bonnie
Row 3: Penny Cook. Melva Burns. June Cofer. Connie Feallock. Helen Farris. Janet DeDominq. Marcia Coan,
Row 4: Joyce Braddy. Velma Brimmer. Marlene Brown. Janet Boese, Beverly Estfan. Dolores Froehlke. Doris Ben-
jamin. Nancy Fritz. Verna Mary Brolly.23JUNIOR CLASS
Dick Davis Thish Storen Allan Spicer
The miner "Junior Charlie" has come a long way in search of "gold." He represents the search of knowledge by the Junior Class. He has completed two years of his long journey and has nearly reached his destination.
During the past year of wandering across the plains of learning, he has been led by Bloody Dick Davis, Rough and Ready Allan Spicer, and Curly Trish Storen. For guidance and encouragement "Junior Charlie" turned to Miss Wolfe and Mr. Irgang. He worked very hard for the Gum Drop Mine, better known as the Junior Concessions. The land mark of the year was the Junior Prom. During the year a great deal of work was done on the Junior Play, Off a Pewter Platter, which was a big success.
"Junior Charlie's" first year of travel was almost as exciting as the second. The main event of that year was the Sophomore Party; the theme was a gypsy camp. Curly Trish Storen and Rattle Snake Richard Houck ruled over the party as queen and king. Members of the court were Sue Mathias, Glory Glasscott, Mary Burnham, Virginia Baird, Ann Messner, and Nancy Weisflog.
Miss Wolfe Mr. Irgang
Row 1: Maryette Burnett, Arbutus Beck, Barbara Covington, Eleanor Chrapkowski, Judy Clark, Pat Fulford. Mar-
Bow 2: Miss Luck (sponsor). Pansy Brooks, Marie Bagrukovich, Beverly Collins, Constance Bauer, Jean Bryan,
Marilee Ebersole, Marilyn Field.
Row 3: Sharon Averitt, Mary Ann Arndt, Delores Green, Geraldine Chinski. Joyce Stradtner, Joyce Angeledes.
Mary Beth Crooks. Mary Burnham.
Row 4: Dianna Eddy, Patricia Fenton. Louise Fqss, Joan Campbell. Nancy Arnold, Mary Dobson, Donna Dole-zal, Donna Rae Dagenhart, Glory Glasscott. Absent: Mary Foldenauer. Betty Foody.
25flow 1: Ollie Abraham. Ted Topolski. Levi Richmond, Henry Kroening. Harold Mohamed. Dick Miller, Chester Krusinski. John Foss. Mr. Parsons (sponsor,).
flow 2: Tom Davis. Herbert Pahl. Dick Davis. Don Haller. Louis Schultz. Jim Burris. Anthony Bohlim, Gene
flow 3: Robert Claflin. Mark Ackley. George Penfold. John Ohms. Bill Harris. Robert Swim, Richard Werdin.
Dan Drehmel. Warren Sommerfeld.
Row 4: John Daher. Bill Hohl. Larry Hallin. Robert Frame. Harold Wold. Gene Gielow. Eugene Eggers. Harold
Schelling. John Koepke. Gene Fasten, Allen Clarke.
Absent: Donald Spears, Robert Wilke, Melvin Sydow, Dan Tompkins.
Row 1: Ann Messner, Elizabeth Clark, Barbara Taylor, Charlene Kneisley, Gail Fuller. Etta May Eberly, Mary
Jean flux, Dorothy Koch.
Row 2: Miss Shepherd (sponsor). Josephine Nowiel, Frances Quadlin, Jo Ann Sutherlin. Oneida Burrell, Bettie
Burkhart, Mary Lynn Majot.
Row 3: Betty Wilke. Kathleen Werre. Mary Ivey. Audrey Easterday, Eunice Ahrendt. Virginia Baird. Beverly
Rohde, Sally Anne Franks, Eleanor Lesk.
flow 4: Jeanette Eckert. Nancy Nichols, Gloria Krelt, Ruth Hileman. Mary Ann Werner, Ann Rogowski, Carole
Wellman, Cynthia Sadler. Margaret Kelly. Marilyn Prahl.
26Row 1: Lora Richardson, Reqina Henson, Sue Michael. Irene Otto. Barbara LeRoy. Betty Jones. Donna Miller.
Row 2: Miss Stuart (sponsor), Mary Jane Lisalc, Joyce Lemons. Lillian Groszek, Jane Michaels. Dorothy Lyons.
Velma Heddens. Janice Lucas.
Row 3: Ruth Purta, Joann Me Alpine. Ellen Greenburgh. Pat McFeely. Caroline Rebac. Terry Novak, Janet Horn-beck. Mitzie Campbell. Pearl Hurley.
Row 4: LaDora Jane Pugsley. Marian Parry. Marge Rogowski. Joan Levendowski. Marcy McMurrcry. Patsy Mason. Sue Mathias. Beverly Rowlands, Margaret Ross. Delores Phelps. Absent: Patricia Jordan.
Row 1: Donald Fredenburgt Fred Guess, Edwin Dean. Eugene Gallas. John Ellison, Edmund Estfan, Fred Bazia.
Row 2: Mr. Cobbum (sponsor), Matthew Grattenthaler, Edgar Heilman, Earl Culpepper, Casimir Ferenc, Gene
Gazarkiewicz, Phillip Brooks, Tom Erickson.
Row 3: Dick Hahn, Dan Bernoske. Tom Bracken, Bob Gring, Fred Abbott, John Behrndt, Gene Franckowski, Tommy Brag inton. Absent: John Sheets.
27Row 1: Miriam Konkey. Donzetta Kleebank, Fredonia Williams. Jackie Thomas. Nancy Weistlog. Beverly West-phal.
Row 2: Miss Wolfe (sponsor), Nancy Wolford, Marguerite Smith. Michaela Lawless, Carolyn Schwanke, Mary
Ann Shiparski, Doris Sage.
Row 3: Adonna Stantz, Joan Bowden, Jacquelyn Wenzel. Adeline Kuskowski. Donna Siebert, Lucille Kurczewski, Lorraine Samys, Virginia Wright.
Row 4: Patricia Ann Stafford. Trish Storen, LaVonne Kaisner, Dorothy Sage. Beverly Lucy, Grace LaBorn, Joan
Kreighbaum, Louise Zitzelberger. Lois Thibideau, Joanne Walk, Jacqueline Rowray. Absent: Ruth Kinsey.
Row 1: Bill Hoffman. Neil Kubsch. John Konda. Mr. Griffin (sponsor). David Heise. John Herod. Alfred Kahl.
Row 2: Paul Lewalski. Eugene Hunsley. Roy Killingbeck, Wilbert Hedstrom. Richard Houck, Eugene Kucharski,
Jack Howard. Max Kniola.
Row 3: Jerry Johnson. John Inman, Bernie Krockover, Wayne Keithley. Alan LaTourette. Robert Meska, Ollie
Lindborg. Bob Hullings. Abseqf: Lee Hauser. Gene Kasten.
28How 1: Paul Schaefer. Bob Noveroske. Jean Nichols. Lewis Peters. Dick Simon. George Rubin. Roland Russell.
Row 2: Vernon Slisher. Bill Schlegelmilch. David Saracoff. Jim Richards. Bob Slaughter. Mr. Irgang (sponsor). Row 3: Daniel Pahl. Robert Reinholz, Ivan Ridenour, Ray Ruetz. Eldon Schroeder. Bob Rose. Mert Germain. Row 4: Richard Schmuhl. Don Schumaker. Norman Kieffer. Tom Cramblet. Richard Ritchie. Wayne Schumacker.
Row 1: Louie White. Joe Tanski. Ronald Szabo. Mr. Troyer (sponsor). Philip Smith. Bert Zimmerman.
Row 2: Lawrence Swanson. Don Westphal. Irvin Sonnenberg. Ray Sprong, Charles White. Lawrence Witek. Row 3: Jim Vine, Donald Wiegert. Allan Spicer. Larry Smiertelny. Selden Stevenson, Don Young.
Row 4: Dan Rastenis, Harry Westphal, Tom Moore, Joe Smolenski. William Wilson. Tom Wilke. Jack Todd.
29Row 1: MerI Germain, Elizabeth Clark, Sharon Averitt, Nancy Woltord, Bob Rose.
Row 2: Harold Mohamed, Allan Spicer, Jacquelyn Wenzel, Beverly Lucy, Betty Wilke. Gloria Kreit, Joann Me-Alpine.
Row 3: Virginia Baird. Cynthia Sadler, Mitzie Campbell, Barbara LeRoy. Marilyn Prahl, Ann Messner, Nancy
Nichols, Alan LaTourette.
Row 4: Trish Storen, Donna Rae Dagenhart, Nancy Weisllog, Joan Campbell, John Ohms, Nancy Arnold,. Regina Henson, Mary Ann Arndt, Mary Burnham.
"Work, work, work" is the motto of the junior pioneers who have been crossing the plains of knowledge. Besides doing book work, they have also done physical work.
"Junior Charlie's" helpers have had charge of the concessions at noon, after school, and at basketball games. The clamor of their voices as they searched for gold (people's money) resounded through the bleachers.
They have worked very hard so that they will be able to give the Junior Prom of 1949 and have a balance left for the 1950 Elstonian.
30Row 1: Edmund Estfan. Peter Saunders.
Row 2: Margaret Kelly, Ellen Greenburgh. Richard Houck, Allan Spicer, John Behrndt, Trish Storen. John Inman. Row 3: Sharon Averitt. Harry Westphal, Elizabeth Clark. Patricia Stafford, Virginia Baird, Marian Parry. Barbara LeRoy. Mary Burnham.
"Junior Charlie" presented a very enjoyable two-act comedy, OH a Pewter Platter, on December 10, 1948, in the junior high school auditorium. The play, under the direction of Miss Mellie Luck, portrayed an unusual American family.
Trish Storen portrayed the part of the young-looking mother, and John Inman played the part of her husband. The lovable grandfather, who was always adding humor to the play, was John Behrndt.
Urania Dorn George Dorn
Barbara LeRoy Ellen Greenburgh
Davy Dorn...........................Richard Houck
Stephen Rones.........................Allan Spicer
Principal Whittaker Harry Westphal
P. T. A. Ladies Auxiliary ..........Mary
Burnham, Marian Parry, Sharon Averitt
Natalie ..................Patricia Stafford
Joan ..............................Virginia Baird
YOl A MOI E
EASY DOES IT
MUSCLE5 ???Row 1: Betty Smith. Tom Balow. Jean Pollnow. Dorothy Frey. Raheal Joseph. Dan Smith, Sally Stern, Carol
Row 2: Shirley Schroeder. Mary Lane Storen, Joyce Brindle. Marilyn Mitchell, Maribeth Parker. Margot Kra-
mer. Bryed Billerbeck, Mary Jayne Brooks. Dick Brewer.
Row 3: Erich Schauman. Anne Soller. Ruth Troyer. Dale Morgan. Arden Fritz, Betsy Ann Pugsley, John Sweeney,
Joan Van Sickle. Dick Fischer.
Row 4: Jim Chamness. Hall Sprague, Dick Noveroske. Ben Kietzman. Patricia Mattox, Mary Alice Cook, Jane
Lindenmeyer, Pat Davis.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Members of the Honor Society really "strike it rich!" Yes, being elected to this society is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a student of Isaac C. Elston Senior High School. To be eligible, the student must be a second semester junior or a senior, and he must be in the upper third of his class. A faculty committee selects the members by considering each for the following qualities: scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
In the spring to the complete surprise of the new members, they are initiated in an impressive ceremony, complete with soft music and candle-light.
The outstanding young men and women of the National Honor Society have indeed found their "gold."
34Lett to right: Mildred Dahlberg (sponsor). Elise Sellers. Ioann Me Alpine. Jane Lawler, LaDora Pugsley. Drusilla Ringo. Sally Thixtun. loan Widmar. Mary Burnham, Bonnie Storms, lean Bryan. Marian Parry, Trish Storen. Ruth Dry. Sharon Averitt, Mary Ann Arndt. Anne lane Crane. Carolyn Riley, and Dorothy Frey.
One of the most active clubs around school is the Dahlites. These "get up and get" assistant librarians not only check out books, straighten shelves, and help other students find material in the library, but also keep our library decorated in accordance with the changing seasons. There is sure to be an attractive display on the cupboards or desk. Miss Dahlberg, our librarian and founder of the Club, deserves much credit for her work, too.
When it comes to social doings, the girls have loads of fun at pot-lucks, dusting parties in the library, and splash parties at the "Y." This year they entertained the library club from LaPorte, too.
Under the leadership of Dorothy Frey, president; Carolyn Riley, vice-president; and Drusilla Ringo, secretary-treasurer, the group this year presented the thirteenth annual Book Week Tea for the parents of the girls and the faculty. The theme used was "Books Tell the Story," and the whole group illustrated it very attractively, using four scenes from the Bible. The entertainment, given by the "Dahlite Dolls," consisted of story-book scenes and characters.
35Row 1: Barbara LeRoy, Fred Miller. Trish Storen, Edwin Salmassy. Sally Stern. Dick Davis.
Row 2: Ellen Greenburgh. Dorothy Jean Frey. Joanne Haven, Mary Burnham. Nancy Caserio, Allan Spicer.
Row 3: Richard Houck. John Behrndt, Carol Nicholas, Joan Blieden. Margaret Kelly. Dale Solberg. Marian Parry.
Joan Widmar. Frances Rees.
Many Blackfriars "hit the trail" and make enough points to become members of the advanced dramatic society, the Thespians. These points may be made by acting in plays, as well as by taking part in other phases of theatrical productions. The local group is a member of the National Thespians, troupe number ninety-one. Each month they hold one noon meeting and one evening meeting at the home of a member. The Club, sponsored by Miss Luck, gives plays for school assemblies and for other organizations around town, such as the Woman's Study Club.
Heading the Thespians during the first semester were Sally Stern, president; Fred Miller, vice-president; and Ed Salmassy, treasurer. For the second semester the officers were Dick Davis, president; Trish Storen, vice-president; and Barbara LeRoy, secretary.
Yes, sir, partner, actors and actresses to be can really stake their claim at Elston senior high.
36flow 1: Nancy Lindeman, Dianne Kneisley, Bonnie Lindeman. Connie Feallock. Deloris Griffith. Karin Rudolph.
flow 2: Marcia Coan. Genevieve Klueh (sponsor). Catherine Feig. LaDora Pugsley. Nancy Wolford. Dolores
Row 3: Jerry Hibnick. Richard Welsh, SyJvia Rultf. Richard Hohl. Wilbert Hedstrom.
One hundred years ago the prospectors of '49 probably had little time for dramatics, but today many students are interested in the production of plays. All of these budding actors and actresses may try out for Blackfriars, and if they are voted in by the old members, they will become active Blackfriar members themselves. Meetings are held every other Thursday at four in the room of Miss Klueh, the sponsor.
Besides acting, the students learn about properties, costuming, make-up, and other interesting parts of play-production. The group this year gave a Christmas play for an all-school assembly, broadcast a radio program, and had fun at a Valentine party. Nancy Wolford, LaDora Pugsley, and Catherine Feig were chosen as president, vice-president, and secretary, respectively.
37Row 1: Fred Bazia. Bernice Henry (sponsor), Marjorie McMahon, Dale Solberg, Anne Jane Crane.
Row 2: Max Kniola, Merna Lowey. Diane Fuller, Lotice Bahar, Audrey Mason, Beverly Westphal, Esther Craw-
Row 3: Etta May Eberly, Rolena Samuelson, Jerry Hibnick. Cherrie Geering, Mitzie Campbell, Judy Clark.
Row 4: Ray Irons, John Behrndt, Richard Hohl, Donald Wiegert, Tom Segni z. Richard Ritchie, John Daher.
JUNIOR RED CROSS
There's no "deadwood" in this junior association of the Red Cross—everyone is in there "digging." A representative is elected from every sponsor room in school, and things start moving with the annual drive for membership and money. Next the busy members may send boxes to veterans at Hines Hospital, make scrapbooks of Americans working and playing to ship overseas, or fill boxes with school supplies for needy young people in foreign lands. The girls also enjoy making "mules" to give to the veterans in Indiana hospitals. Along about Christmas time, the Junior Red Cross-ers turn out some neat menu covers to be sent to navy men away from home.
For the year of '49 the group chose Marjorie McMahon as its president, Anne Jane Crane as vice-president, and Dale Solberg as secretary-treasurer. Miss Henry sponsors the group.
Yes, all along the way the Junior Red Cross aids the weary traveler in search of his "pay dirt."
31!Row 1: Joanne Haven, Sally Stern, Marjorie McMahon, Mary Elaine Kessell, Alice Woodruff.
Row 2: Alice Bruehlman, Dolores Knaak, Carol Nicholas, Jean Westphal, Ruth Groach, Joanne Goetz.
Row 3: Alberta Heisler, Loana Casper, Barbara Bullard, Mitzie Campbell, Leona E. Stuart (sponsor), Beverly
Rowlands, Drusilla Ringo.
As the Forty-niner sought gold in "them thar hills," so the Y-Teen member seeks "to grow as a person, in friendship with people of all races, religions, and nationalities; to grow in the knowledge and love of God; and to serve the community, school and home." As the name implies, the girls are teen-age members of the Young Women's Christian Association. The group chose Nancy Paschen, president; Ruth Groach, vice-president; Joanne Goetz, secretary; and Jean Westphal, chaplain. Miss Leona Stuart is the sponsor.
Y-Teen members gave a radio broadcast, sponsored an after-game dance, and attended a conference in South Bend during the school year. The girls chose secret pals and exchanged beautiful gifts at their Christmas party.
39Row 1: Bill Schumacher. Sylvia Rulfi, Tom Wolfe, Wilbert Hedstrom, Peggy Hileman. Lois Shreve. Lois Wiseman. Di-
anna Eddy. Melva Burns. Jo Henry.
Row 2: Wayne Gonder. Dolores Gill. Elise Sellers. Margaret Ochotske. Caroline Rebac, Margaret Nadaf. Janet
ROW 3: Lawrence Smiertelny. Shirley Preuss, Erinolda Blarney. Tony Josepht Bill Harris. George Nadaf. Bert
Hallin. Karen Sadenwater, Shirley Downs. El Raye Lucas. Gilbert Hitchcock. Bob Gring. Carter Mohnssen. Jack Inman.
Row 4: Palmer Myran (director), Nancy Fritz. Ray Mohnssen. Dick Saturday, Robert Noveroske, Jack Murphy,
David Heise. James Vine, Walter Florent. Ronnie Dekker, Fred Miller. Harold Wenzel. James Ziegler. Jelaine Johnson. Pearl Soloff.
Row 5: Dick Gring. James Sweeney, Earl Berry. Don Kill. Don Powers. Tom Martin. Eugene Roeper.
It is said that digging gold is hard work. The musicians in the band who march in the fall also know that being in the band is hard work. The band begins practice at seven-thirty in the morning. When the football season is in swing, the band is out marching at the games during the intermission time. They work up marching maneuvers and put on some good shows. As the year rolls along, they begin working on their contest numbers. They also entertain at the basketball games. In the spring they give a concert and go to the state music contest. This year they also played for the John Adams High School of South Bend.
The officers of the band were George Nadaf, president; Eugene Roeper, vice-president; Elise Sellers, secretary-treasurer; and Jack Murphy, attendance secretary.
40How 1: Maredith Collins. Anne Jane Crane. Sharon Averitt. Nancy Nichols. Patricia Stafiord. Gloria Miskie.
Judy Mayer. Sally Stern. Elizabeth Grieqer, Haheal Joseph. Evelyn Coons. Nancy Caserio. Dorothy Frey. Catherine Feig. Barbara LeHoy. Carol Nicholas. Delores Benton.
Row 2: Margaret Kelly. Jeanne Sacks, Adele Ulrich. Catherine Ohms. Eleanor Chrapkowski. Carolina Pohl. Jac-
queline Wenzel. Tom Moore, Richard Barnett, Richard Welsh. Louis Schultz. Melvin Field, John Behrndt. Levi Richmond. Tom Balow, John Ellison. Dale Will. Bill Schnick. Dan Drehmel. Wayne Keithley. Richard Wood. Dick Davis. Ed Salmassy. Glory Glasscott. Lorraine Bielski, Sue Mathias, Annette Emmons. Donna Miller, Kate LeRoy. Beverly Estfan, Lorraine Strutz.
Row 3: Charlotte Worth, Deloris Griffith. Janella Hart. Earla Atkins. June Buren. Rolena Samuelson. Marilyn
Prahl, Nancy Downs, Jack Todd. Gerald Hibnick, George Bielski. Jerry Johnson, John Daher. Bob Szot. Glenn Gring. John Herod. Richard Hohl. Gerald Bridwell. Bob Mathers, James Pearce. Bernie Krockover. William Hoffman. Richard Houck, Barbara Kalil. Ruth Schroeder, Carol Beebe. Eloise Hibner. Doris Sage. Dianne Kneisley, Pat Pauley. H. E. Ten Harkel (director).
Row 4: Bonnie Lindeman, Nancy Lindeman. Marilyn Wriqht. Phyllis Bartels. Shomon Joseph. Allan Spicer. Bob
Rose. Jarl Malwin. Jerald Riley. Ralph Lieber. Pat McFeehy. Marie Bagrukovich. Beverli Collins. Mary Jane Lisak.
Row 5: Nancy Howey, Virginia Ruetz. Elizabeth Clark, Jacqueline Schroeder, Connie Feallock. Dolores Froehlke,
Pat Jarnutowski, Dorothy Sage. Pat Fenton. Marian Parry.
Music has always been and will always be one of the most pleasant means of self expression. The Forty-niners danced and sang to the music of John Kelly's violin; good old John was a well-known minstrel, who traveled among the pioneer camps. Many of the Forty-niners of today and their "younger relatives" (the juniors and sophomores) sing to the music of Deadwood Henry E. Ten Harkel and Ten Good Fingers Elizabeth Grieger. These hard-working, fun-loving individuals begin "warbling" every morning at 7:30.
"Warblers Paradise," the Glee Club, has given many excellent programs during the past year; the Christmas concert, the Spring Festival, and the LaPorte concert were among the high lights of the musical events of the year.
Git Up and Git Raheal Joseph, Smilie Dan Drehmel, Dreamy Eyes Carol Nicholas, Sugar Face Dorothy Frey, Sweet and Lovely Delores Benton, Six Shooter William Hoffman, Rough and Ready Dick Davis, and Spook Maredith Collins carried the "tune" and helped keep the others from going "flat."
41Row 1: Barbara LeRoy. Lewis Peters. L. W. Smith (sponsor), Ruth Broessler.
Row 2: Herbert Pahl. Mitzie Campbell, Nancy Arnold, John Behrndt. Pat Fenton. Loana Casper.
SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS
The Science and Mathematics Club is one of our new, up and coming organizations. Sponsored by Mr. L. W. Smith, it meets every other Thursday at four o'clock.
At their meetings lectures are given on magazine articles and on famous scientists and mathematicians. This group of scientists also studies various topics pertaining to chemistry and physics.
The officers for the year were Barbara LeRoy, president; Ruth Broessler, vice-president, and Lewis Peters, secretary-treasurer.
42flow 1: Roger Wienhott, Rodney Wright, Ivan Horn (sponsor), Walt Florent, Richard Houck. Row 2: Donald Embree, Richard Barnett, Richard Snyder. Gaylord Webster, Henry Kroening.
ARCHITECTURAL LIVING ORGANIZATION
The Architectural Living Organization is one of the newer clubs of our school. They meet at noon on Thursdays and discusse current architechural problems and developments. They also go on tours and observe new buildings. The group is composed of boys who are taking any kind of drawing.
The group is sponsored by Mr. Ivan Horn. The officers for this year were Rodney Wright, president; Roger Wienhoft, vice-president; and Walter Florent, secretary.
43flow J: Joe Tanski, Joan Blieden, Carol Nicholas, Fred Miller, Tom Glidden.
Row 2: Elizabeth Clark, Melva Burns, Catherine Ohms, Janella Hart, Mary Burnham, Bobbie Ramsey. Eleanor
Row 3: Sharon Averitt, Eloise Hibner. Carol Beebe, Joann Me Alpine, Joan Kreighbaum, Nancy Wolford. Mary
Ann Shiparski, Gladys Miller.
Row 4: Bob Rose. Harold Mohamed, Bob Szot, Bob Schlundt, Dick Burdick. Jo Henry, Tom Segnitz.
Row 5: Mel Gregory, Lewis Peters, Tom Leverenz, Lawrence Witek, Dale Will, Donald Bitts, Wayne Keithley, Neal Lee, Tom flux.
Keeping the student body from "Forlorn Hope" is one of the jobs the Student Council undertakes. The official objectives of the Council are the following: to promote better citizenship among the students, to maintain good order, and to promote the best co-operation possible between the faculty arid the students. Representatives are elected from every sponsor room in school, and they meet during the third period every other week. Requests for better lighting, longer pep sessions, and open proms are a few things that may be "talked out" at meetings. If there's anything a student wants brought up, all he has to do is tell his representative about it; and it will be discussed at the next session.
Miss Engstrom is the faculty adviser for the group. Joan Blieden was elected president, Ron Allison was chosen as vice-president, and Fred Miller was selected as secretary for the first semester. During the second semester Carol Nicholas was president; Joe Tanski, vice-president, and Tom Glidden, secretary.
44How 1: Gloria Kreft, Norma Jeanne Helsing, Josephine Nowfel. Norene Heisman. Marie Miller. June Lane.
Mabel Engstrom (adviser).
Row 2: Mert Germain. Ann Messner. Diane Fuller. Catherine Ohms, Mary Burnham. Donna Dagenhart. Eleanor
Utterback. Connie Bauer. LaDora Pugsley.
How 3: Jean Ellaby. Jorjean Gabriel. Jelaine Johnson. Mary Lynn Majot. Joan Kreighbaum. Betty Jones. Mitzie
Campbell. Marian Parry. Warren Sommer eld.
How 4: Jack Hansen. Harold Mohamed. Genevieve Woods. Joan Malwin. Jackie Marshall. May me Moore. Shirley
Downs, Joan Luscomb, Shirley Debald. Joyce Stradtner.
How 5: Joe Tanski, Ted Topolski, Bill Hohl, Lawrence Witek, Jerome Kucharski. Dan Hastenis. Dave Keppen.
Jim Kunnen. Alfred Kahl, Jack Laughrey.
Keeping the study hall from becoming "Loafer Hill" and the library from turning into "Humbug Creek" is the job of the monitors, most of whom are volunteers. The executive committee of the Student Council is in charge of the monitors, who must have passing grades in all of their subjects. In order to keep peace and quiet, monitors hand out detention slips for chewing gum, sleeping, note-writing, talking, and any other disturbances that may occur.
45Row 1: John Nicklas. Matthew Grattenthaler. James Ziegler, Ed Salmassy, Charles Terrey, Kent Martin, Richard
Houck, Richard Criswell.
Row 2: J. P. Zahn (sponsor). Bob Middleton, Dan Bernoske, Jack Todd, Tom Glidden, Tom Weber, Bob Averitt,
Bill Hoffman, Bob Mathers, Warren Jones (sponsor).
Row 3: John Herod. Jim Harbart, Jerry Bridwell, Wilbert Hedstrom, Jim Sweeney. Jerry Johnson, Allan Spicer.
Row 4: Richard Dwyer. Tom Balow. Bernie Krockover, Robert Valentine. Alfred Kahl, Eugene Roeper, Dan Dr eh-
mel. Bob Rose, George Nadaf. Dick Davis.
The Hi-Y Club meets at the Y.M.C.A. with the purpose "To create, maintain, and extend throughout the school and community, high standards of Christian character." This purpose has been carried out this year by various doings of the Club. They sent a fifty-dollar donation to the Navajo Indians. They raised this money by working at the annual South Shore party. Other activities were the sponsoring of a marble tournament, sending a boy to the Y.M.C.A. camp, and selling programs at the football games. They also held the district spring conference here.
The Hi-Y club is sponsored by Mr. Warren Jones and Mr. J. P. Zahn. The officers for the year were Jim Ziegler, president; Richard Houck, vice-president; Charles Terrey, secretary; Richard Criswell, treasurer; Kent Martin, chaplain, and Ed Salmassy, sergeant-at-arms.
All in all they had a "golden" year.
46Row 1: Barbara Bullard. Pearl Solofi, Elsie Kuszmaul, Jane Klasen. Jeanette Urquhart (sponsor). Carol Nicholas.
Jelaine Johnson. Ann Messner. Bonnie Storms.
Row 2: Joan Campbell. Regina Henson. Nancy Arnold. Sue Mathias. Nancy Caserio. Mary Elaine Kessell. Shar-
on Averitt. Grace LaBorn. Pat McFeely. Virginia Shewbart.
Row 3: Gerry Virge. Virginia Mae Baird, Sally Anne Franks. Ruth Schroeder, Jean Westphal. Mary Jean Rux.
Jacquelyn Wenzel. Marilyn Prahl, Nancy Nichols. Mitzie Campbell. Marilee Ebersole.
Row 4: Jo Ann Bullard, Ramona Booth. Marilyn Field, Beverly Rohde. Dolores Arndt. Judy Clark, Janet Horn-
beck. Marie Bagrukovich, Beverli Collins. Mayme Moore, Virginia Wright.
Row 5: Philippa Haller, Janet Boese. Melva Burns. Mary Burnham. Nancy Lindeman. Sidney Patterson, Marian
Parry. Bonnie Lindeman, Jean Bryan, Neda Burrell, Audrey Mason, Connie Bauer.
Row 6: Ruth Ann Dry. Drusilla Ringo. Connie Feallozk. Karin Rudolph. LaDora Pugsley, Margaret Kelly. Sally
Thixtun. Jean Ellaby. Shirley Preuss. Maredith Collins. Elizabeth Clark. Lois Scaife, Betty Smith.
"To create, maintain, and extend throughout the school and community, high standards of Christian character." Thus reads the purpose of the Tri-Hi-Y girls. Associated with the "Y" and the high school, the Club meets every first and third Thursday evening at the Y.M.C.A. Hayrides, entertaining programs, and splash parties were a few of the things the Club members enjoyed this year. To raise money, the girls held several bake sales and sold "Red Devil" stickers. In February they sponsored a "Go-to-Church Week"; and in April, along with the Hi-Y boys, they were hosts to the district Hi-Y and Tri-Hi-Y conference.
Heading the train to a more Christian-like life in the year of Forty-nine were Carol Nicholas, president; Jill Johnson, vice-president; Ann Messner, secretary; Bonnie Storms, treasurer; and Jane Klasen, chaplain. Also guiding the trek were Mrs. Donald Urquhart, the faculty sponsor, and Mrs. Ross Baird, the mother sponsor.
47flow 1: Elizabeth Clark. Pat FuUord, Sally Stern, Connie Bauer. Mary Ann Arndt.
Row 2: Miriam Sieb, Joan Terrey. Margaret Kelly, Frances Rees. Mary Wenzel, Marcia Coan, Wilma Commet
Row 3: Donna Dolezal. Anita Cox, Chuck Erickson. Robert Burch. Richard Hohl. Tom Erickson, Jarl Malwin.
Instead of pick, shovel, crow bar, and tin pan, the art club members work with clay, paints, and brushes. Everyone usually works on his own project—the thing that suits his own taste and talent. The "artists-to-be" paint in oil and water colors, do portraits, model in clay, make posters, and do a host of other things. This year they gave very interesting reports on great artists and different phases of art.
Each year the Club and its guests make a trip to the Art Institute in Chicago for an enjoyable and educational day. The members hold a big pot luck before Christmas vacation and wind up the year with a bang-up beach party.
The Club is sponsored by Miss Wilma Commer. Officers elected for the first semester were Tom Erickson, president; Regina Henson, vice-president; and Joan Campbell, secretary. The second semester Sally Stern was president, Elizabeth Clark, vice-president; and Anita Cox, secretary.
48flow 1: Sharon Averitt. Pearl Soloti. Harry Westphal, Ioann McAlpine. Jelaine Johnson.
Row 2: Audrey Mason. Sylvia Rultf, Lewis Peters. Richard Hohl, William Croendyke, Frances McConkey (spon-
sor), Bonnie Storms.
Spanish and the Spanish-speaking peoples really come to life when Los Gringos hold their bi-monthly meetings. At the after-school meeting general business is transacted, but the other meeting is a purely social one and is held at the home of one of the members. This year the initiation took place at the home of Miss Frances McConkey, who is the sponsor of the Club. It followed a delicious chili supper—muy agradable!
The celebration of Pan-American day is a most colorful event for the Spanish club. On the sixth of April they presented their third annual evening program in the high school library for parents and friends of Club members and Spanish classes.
The officers elected for the first semester were Bonnie Storms, presidents, Harry Westphal, vice-presidente, and Sharon Averitt, secretario. In the same offices for the second semester were Joann McAlpine, Pearl Soloff, and Harry Westphal, respectively. Jill Johnson served as historian.
49Row 1: Wayne Gonder. Bill Schumacher. Wilbert Hedstrom. James Sweeney.
Row 2: Walter Florent. Sylvia Rulfi. Carter Mohnssen, Gilbert Hitchcock. Robert Gring. Tom Martin. Jack Inman.
Row 3: Palmer My ran (sponsor). Robert Noveroske, Tony Joseph. Dick Saturday. Ronnie Decker.
VARSITY DANCE BAND
At the "Bull and Bear Dances" held in the mining towns the music was furnished by fiddles. This was especially true in "Fiddle Town." But if you have ever gone to the after-game dances in the new auditorium, you know that the music is furnished by the high school dance band under Palmer Myran's capable direction.
This group of musicians played for the basketball party and the after-game dances. Whenever Mr. Myran couldn't attend the dances, Bill Schumacher was in charge of the band and gave the downbeat to the various orchestrations rendered.
50Row 1: Kent Martin, Joanne Walk, Connie Bauer, Pat McAlpine, Betty Smith, Mary Ann Arndt, Shirley Preuss,
Joanne McAlpine, Velma Westphal. Pearl Soloh. Eleanor Utterback, Delores Arndt, Ann Averitt, Shirley McAlpine, John Hitchcock.
Row 2: Palmer My ran (director), Jelaine Johnson, Jane Harris, Nancy Wolford, Bill Harris, George Nadaf,
James Vine, Walt Florent, Fred Miller.
Row 3: Melva Burns. Jo Henry. Lois Shreve, Lois Wiseman, Wayne Gonder, Bert Hallin, Don Powers, Sylvia
Rulfi, Bill Schumacher, El Raye Lucas, Carter Mohnssen. John Inman, Eugene Roeper.
The orchestra, composed of both strings and brasses, had a very successful year. They gave a school assembly and their annual concert. This sweet-sounding group also went to Adams high school and presented a concert.
This symphonic group meets Monday morning at seven-thirty and is conducted by Mr. Palmer Myran.
The officers for the year were Joann McAlpine, president; Mary Ann Arndt, vice-president; Delores Arndt, secretary; and Betty Smith and Connie Bauer, librarians.
Row 1: Nancy Wolford, Joan Kreighbaum. Pearl Soloti, Mitzie Campbell, Barbara LeRoy. Diane Fuller, Marian
Row 2: Gaylen Wolford, Jerry Hibnick, Bill Hoffman, Dan Smith, Don Haller, Dick Dana, Richard Hohl.
Row 3: Harry Westphal, Lewis Peters, Alfred Kahl, Jim Richards, Jerry Br id well. Bob Middleton, David Sara-coff, John Ellison, DeWayne Adams.
Row 4: Dean Watson, Philip Smith, Phillip Brooks, Frank Wilson, Earl Will. George Irgang (sponsor), John
Behrndt, Tom Erickson, Bernie Krockover, Henry Wolford.
The members of the hall patrol are on duty in the morning and at noon to keep order in our halls. They see to it that loud talking and gum chewing are stopped.
This group of law enforcers is sponsored by Mr. Irgang. For the year Dan Smith was the chief in the senior high building. Don Haller was the chief in the new auditorium during the second semester, while Dave Warren was the chief during the first semester. The captain on the first floor was Bill Hoffman; on the second floor, Barbara LeRoy; and on the third floor, Dick Dana.
52Row 1: Row 2: Winski.
Row 3: Wellman.
Ruth Ann Dry, Sally Anne Franks, Dolores Anne Gill, Marjorie Ann McMahon, Shirley Reinman. Charlene Kneisley, Gail Fuller, lor jean Gabriel, Karin Rudolph. Lois Shreve, Drusilla Ringo. Val
LaDora Pugsley, Bonnie Storms, Jerome Kucharski. David Allie. Dan Rastenis. Sally Thixtun. Carole
At the time of the gold rush of 1849 communications were very slow. The pioneers sent messages to the East by boat or with friends who were going home.
The pioneers of today have a very efficient system of communication. The "Dashaway Society ' or office messengers as they are commonly known, distribute call-out slips, deliver messages, and care for the school mail. These helpful people are chosen by Mr. Humphrey, and each messenger gives up one study period a day to do this work.
53Row 1: A. I. Parsons (sponsor), Ruth Broessler, Richard Dwyer, Lewis Peters.
Row 2: Barbara LeRoy, Mitzie Campbell, Patricia Stafford, Ellen Greenburgh.
Row 3: Richard Welsh, lames Harbart, John Behrndt, Tom Erickson, Marian Parry.
When the Forty-niners gathered around the blazing camp fires after a hard day's work, singing and talking created much festivity. In our school those who like to sing join the Glee Club, but those who wish to express their opinions on current events belong to the Forum Club. This organization is sponsored by "Daddy" Parsons and meets the first and third Wednesdays at four o'clock.
At their meetings an interesting topic is chosen and discussed by two students. One takes the affirmative side and the other, the negative. After both sides have been presented, all the members join in the discussion.
The officers for the first semester were Pansy Brooks, president; Ruth Broessler, vice-president; and James Farrell, secretary.
The officers for the second semester were Dick Dwyer, president; Lewis Peters, vice-president; and Ruth Broessler, secretary.
54Row 1: June Buren, Kurt Soller, Barbara Bullard, Dorothy Jean Frey. Pearl Soloff, Patricia Ann Stafford, Catherine Ohms.
Row 2: Joanne Haven. Jean Westphal. Kathleen Owens. Beverly Ivey. Norene Heisman, Mary Jean Rux. Joan
Widmar. Mary Elaine Kessell, Genevieve Klueh (sponsor).
Row 3: Bob Rose. Harold Mohamed, Alice Bruehlman. Trish Storen, Joan Blieden. Nancy Caserio. Bonnie Storms. Jacquelyn Wenzel, Ted Topolski.
Row 4: Bud Johnson. Glenn Gring. Gene Kastenf Tom Balow. Allen Clarke. Jerome Bleck. Dave Allie, Gene
Walters, Fred Germain, Bob Swim, Jack Murphy.
Meeting at the third period daily, the journalism class, taught by Miss Genevieve Klueh, works hard to publish the Crimson Comet, our school paper. They "dig up" news around our school, "pan" it, write it up, and publish it every Tuesday.
The first semester staff was led by Dorothy Frey. She had as her page editors Joan Widmar, Bonnie Storms, Mary Wenzel, Dave Allie, and Nancy Caserio. The second semester ed-in-chief was Barbara Bullard. Her crew of assistants consisted of Alice Bruehlman, Tom Balow, Gene Kasten, and Catherine Ohms.
55Row 1: Gerry Virge, Nancy Caserio. Sue Mathias, Robert Swim. Glory Glasscott. Kate LeRoy. Lois Shreve.
Row 2: Audrey Easterday, Judy Mayer, Jelaine Johnson. Virginia Shewbart. Joan Blieden, Sidney Patterson. Caroline Rebac.
Row 3: Larry Smiertelny. Pat Ford. Pat Fenton, Garth Cobbum (sponsor), LaDora Pugsley, Ed Salmassy, Velma Westphal, Shirley Preuss.
When gold was discovered in California in 1848, everybody was running around yelling, "Gold has been discovered! Let's go West!" But at the Red Derby meetings the students yell "We're playing LaPorte Friday! Let's yell!" Our school spirit has been increased by the work of the pep club.
Last fall they held an elimination contest for cheer leaders. Those chosen were Gerry Vir-ge. Glory Glasscott, Nancy Caserio, Sue Mathias, Kate LeRoy, Lois Shreve, and Bob Swim. They did a swell job of leading the cheers at the football and basketball games.
Another group which aided the enjoyment of the football games was the drum majors and majorettes. Shirley Preuss and Larry Smiertelny were drum majors; Pat Ford, Velma West-phall, Caroline Rebac, and Audrey Easterday, majorettes.
The Red Derbies are sponsored by Mr. Garth Cobbum. The officers for the first semester were Judy Mayer, president; Jelaine Johnson, vice-president; Joan Blieden, secretary; and Virginia Shewbart, treasurer. For the second semester Ed Salmassy was the presiding officer; Pat Fenton, the vice-president; Sid Patterson, secretary; and LaDora Pugsley, treasurer.
Meeting bi-monthly, this group really went after its gold in a big way.
56Row 1: John Marshall. Jim Burris, Tom Hoopengarner, Louie White, Benny Witek. Bob Lau. Lawrence Swanson.
Vern Slisher, George Billerbeck, Richard Houck.
Row 2: Tom Glidden, Allen Clarke, Dick Snyder, Kenneth Riley, Eugene Eggers. Donald Arndt, Harold Suther-
lin, Dale Scrivnor, Tom Wilke, John Daher, Charles Trottier.
Row 3: Don Spears, Richard Miller. Robert Slaughter, John Eldridge. Ronald Allison, Dale Will, Roland Russell, Larry Hallin, Joe Tanski, Ed Dombkowski, John Mathias, Herbie Pahl.
The Red Devil gridders, facing their toughest schedule in the history of the school, proved to be one of the best sguads ever fielded by our school. Although the team won only three games while losing four and tying two, two of the defeats were by one point and another by a single touchdown.
The season was climaxed by a 15-6 triumph over LaPorte in a game played in the Slicer-town. In the annual Tivoli - News-Dispatch awards, Eddie Domkowski, wing-back, was named "most valuable." Herbie Pahl won the "most tackles" award and Joe Tanski, hard-driving fullback, received honorable mention on the Associated Press All-State eleven.
Dombkowski was also elected captain by the squad.
Michigan City 6 Benton Harbor 6
Michigan City 20 Elkhart 20
Michigan City 26 Goshen 0
Michigan City 6 Hammond Tech 12
Michigan City 0 South Bend Central 27
Michigan City 6 Bloom, Chicago Heights 7
Michigan City 6 South Bend Riley 7
Michigan City 13 South Bend Adams 0
Michigan City 15 LaPorte 6
The new head coach—Wayne Plew—and his assistants — Fred Marston, Dorance Kohl-meier, and Newt Meer—are hereby commended for the fine job done during the past season.
59Row 1: Bob Szol (mgr.), Bob L. Schlundt, (mgr.). Jar I Mai win, James Peloskey, Harold Mohamed, Roncrid Szabo.
Bow 2: Marvin Pozdol, Richard Houck, Bob Slaughter, Benny Witek, Vern Slisher, Ronald Hundt. Gene Eggers. Row 3: Tom Leverenz (mgr.), Lawrence Swanson, John Foss. Charles Trottier, Bert Zimmerman, Dan Bernoske Row 4: Paul Lewalski, Roosevelt Young, John Daher, D. H. Kohlmeier (coach), Allen Clarke, Bob Meska, Tom Wilke.
The Sandburrs, coached by Mr. Kohlmeier, wound up the gridiron season with an enviable record of four wins, one loss, and two ties, a record which gives varsity mentor, Wayne Plew, high hopes as to his 1949 material. The only defeat was to South Bend Riley in the first contest of the season.
With the fine showing made this last fall by the Sandburrs and the impressive records sported by our junior high elevens, football is certainly looking up in Michigan City.
The 'Burrs fought to a scoreless tie with Mishawaka; a 7-7 score with Bloom, one of the Chicago area's top flight teams; and trounced LaPorte, 8-0, in a few of the season's top games.
The Sandburr 1948 record is:
South Bend Riley 6
Bloom, Chicago Heights 7
South Bend Adams 12
South Bend Central 0
61Row 1: Gerald Hibnick. Don Powers, Edwin Salmassy.
Row 2: James Sweeney, Harold Scheming, Gene Gielow, Harold Wegner (coach), Allan LaTourelte. Allred Kahl,
1947—great; 1948—not too good; future—bright. In Coach Wegner's first year at the helm of Red Devil tennis activity, the amiable mentor came up with a conference championship squad (1947). Then, the top notch talent left our fair school, and Mr. Wegner had to start from scratch. The result was a seventh-place outfit in 1948 but a host of good material for the future.
These, in short, have been the "net" accomplishments of the Red and White recently. The boys that competed last fall were mostly sophomores and juniors, thus leaving the tennis squad with a bright future.
Bob Averitt and Don Powers are the only members of the team graduating this June. Jim Sweeney, Gerald Hibnick, and Harold Schelling are regulars returning.
Opponents beware! The Devil netters will boast a tough outfit for the fall season.
—1948 Conference Record—
(Won 1, Lost 7)
Michigan City 0, Mishawaka 5 Michigan City 4, Ft. Wayne 1 Michigan City 2, S. B. Riley 3 Michigan City 1, S. B. Central 4 Michigan City 0, Goshen 5 Michigan City 1, Elkhart 4 Michigan City 0, S. B. Adams 5 Michigan City 1, LaPorte 4
62Row 1: Oliver Lindborg, Joe Tanski, Benny Witek, Edward Dombkowski. Robert Slaughter. Henry Deutscher.
Row 2: Glenn Gring (mgr.). Jack Allison, Donald Arndt, Eugene Eggers, Gene Gielow, Bob Hartwig, Harold
The Michigan City cage season was a mediocre one. The win-loss column shows a record of eight victories and fifteen defeats, including sectional play. It was the first time in three years that the Wegnermen failed to down the favored Maple City outfit in the sectional tournament, although the score was only 38-30 in a well-contested struggle.
On the bright side, however, it must be noted that the caliber of competition was the best. Three of the Devils' regular season foes—Frankfort, Lawrenceburg, and South Bend Central— won their way into the "Sweet 16" of Indiana prep basketball. Central reaching the "Big Four."
The prospects for next year are good. Joe Tanski and Benny Witek, the Red and White's leading scorers, will be back, as will Gene Gielow, Gene Eggers, Ollie Lindborg, Dick Hahn, and Louie White, plus this year's Pink Imp squad.
Jack Allison and "Hank" Deutscher were selected co-captains by their teammates in a post-season vote.
63INDIVIDUAL SCORING RECORDS
Player Class Pos.
Tanski, Joe ................Jr. F
Witek, Benny ..............Jr. G
Eggers, Eugene..............Jr. C
Deutscher, "Hank" ..........Sr. F
Allison, Jack ..............Sr G
Hartwig, Bob ..............Sr. G
Gielow, Gene ..............Jr. C
Arndt, Don .................Sr. F
Lindborg, Ollie ...........Jr. G
Hahn, Dick .................Jr. F
Sperling, Fritz ............Soph. G
White, Louie ..............Jr. G
Dombkowski, Ed ............Sr. G
F.G. F.T. F.T.A. Pet. F.T. P.F. T.P.
83 71 109 .651 61 237
67 44 68 .647 48 178
42 37 67 .552 57 121
38 33 58 .569 42 109
37 30 63 .476 43 104
32 6 17 .353 46 70
18 12 15 .800 26 48
11 13 26 .500 38 35
3 3 4 .750 7 9
3 0 0 .000 5 6
1 2 2 1.000 3 4
1 2 4 .500 6 4
0 1 5 .200 3 1
—key: F.G.—field goals; F.T.—free throws; F.T.A.—free throws attempted; Pet. F.T.—percentage of free throws made; P.F.—personal fouls; and T.P.—total points.
Michigan City 33 Michigan City 43 Michigan City 44 Michigan City 35 Michigan City 51 Michigan City 27 Michigan City 40
—Holiday Michigan City 36 Michigan City 40 Michigan City 54 Michigan City 43
Frankfort 50 Valparaiso 29 E. C. Roosevelt 54 S. B. Washington 36 Hammond Tech 49 LaPorte 49 Lawrenceburg 44
Tournament— Crawfordsville 38 Frankfort 58 Elkhart 40 Brazil 56
Michigan City 44 Michigan City 43 Michigan City 34 Michigan City 26 Michigan City 40 Michigan City 27 Michigan City 52 Michigan City 52 Michigan City 55
S. B. Adams 46 S. B. Central 55 Ft. W. North 58 LaPorte 46 St. Mary's 36 Mishawaka 58 S. B. Riley 68 Gary Lew Wallace 45 Goshen 45
Sectionals Michigan City 45 Union Twp. 25 Michigan City 31 St. Mary's 25 Michigan City 30 LaPorte 38
64Row 1: Fritz Sperling, Carl Zeese, Dorance Kohlmeier (coach), Francis Shaia, Louie White.
Row 2: Marvin Pozdol (mgr.), James Petoskey, Bob Szot, Roosevelt Young, Jerry Meilstrup, Dick Hahn, Richard Houk (mgr).
Row 3: Charles Trottier. John Keppen, Arthur Ladwig, Donald Bitts, Tom Leverenz, James Kemp, John Foss.
The Pink Imps broke even in their sixteen game schedule during the 1948-49 season, winning eight and losing a like number.
Coach Kohlmeier rounded into shape a fine group of up-and-coming cagers, who should give the Devils the added lift needed for next season.
Louie White, pictured above, recovered sufficiently from a football injury to be a member of the sectional team. Dick Hahn also saw action with the Red Devils.
Pink Imps 27 LaCrosse 11 Pink Imps 31 Springfield Twp. 23
Pink Imps 24 Valpo 19 Pink Imps 31 S. B. Adams 18
Pink Imps 18 E. C. Roosevelt 25 Pink Imps 20 S. B. Central 23
Pink Imps 17 S. B. Washington 31 Pink Imps 32 LaPorte 33
Pink Imps 28 Hammond Tech 22 Pink Imps 19 St. Mary's 13
Pink Imps 12 LaPorte 24 Pink Imps 11 Mishawaka 23
Pink Imps 31 Gary Froebel 26 Pink Imps 24 S. B. Riley 26
Pink Imps 26 Elkhart 31 Pink Imps 41 Goshen 27
66flow 1: Mgr. Dick Criswell. Dale Will, Eugene Walters. Robert Nicholson. Joe Tanski. Don Spears. Louie White.
Row 2: Mgr. Robert Rose. Paul Schaeier. James Kunnen. Ed Dombkowski. Benny Witek. Don Powers. Richard
Houck. Mgr. George Biller beck.
Row 3: Jack Link. John Daher. Robert Ciolek, Leonard Deutscher. Gene Gielow. Eugene Lidke. Robert Wilson.
Dan Nespo, John Clark. Coach Meet.
The Red Devil baseball squad failed to retain its spot atop the N. I. H. S. conference ladder during the 1948 season by virtue of an 11-0 loss to LaPorte in the last league game of the season. A win would have put the Meer-coached outfit in a three-way tie for the title, but it had to settle for third place. The season record was nine wins and five losses.
Bob Ciolek, first baseman, led the batting with a .325 average. Ed Dombkowski and Joe Tanski were close behind with marks of .320 and .317, respectively. Gene Walters topped the hurling staff with five wins against a single loss. The team batting average was .290, while the fielding average was .934. The fielding mark was much better than the .905 sported by the 1947 championship squad.
67Row 1: A. J. Parsons (coach), Alfred Bazia, Jerome Bleck, Bob Hartwig, Jack Allison, Eugene Roeper, John
Marshall, Bob Averitt.
"Daddy" Parsons' "par-busters" had another tough schedule ahead of them. The conference matches were played this spring instead of last fall. Whether this change will be permanent or not had not been indicated by N. I. H. S. C. leaders when the Elstonian went to press.
The local linksmen won one practice match, lost two, and tied one during the inactive autumn. The win was over Valparaiso, the losses were to LaPorte and Mishawaka, and the tie was also with Valpo.
Included in the spring festivities, besides the conference schedule, were invitational tourneys at LaPorte and Mishawaka and the state meet at Indianapolis. These tournaments all came during May.
Jerome Bleck, Eugene Roeper, Jack Allison, and Bob Hartwig — regulars on last season's squad—were returning to the fold; and so Mr. Parsons' "divot dandies" looked forward to a good season.
Michigan City 10 Lowell 3 'Michigan City 2 South Bend Wash. 5
Michigan City 6 Hammond Tech 7 Michigan City 3 Elkhart 2
Michigan City 1 Benton Harbor 7 Michigan City 12 Lowell 0
Michigan City 9 Hammond 10 'Michigan City 7 South Bend Adams 1
'Michigan City 7 Mishawaka 5 'Michigan City 0 LaPorte 11
'Michigan City 3 South Bend Riley 1 Michigan City 1 Benton Harbor 0
'Michigan City 6 South Bend Central 1 Michigan City 6 Hammond 2
68Row 1: Robert Blocksom, Philip Smith, Robert Reinholz, Warren Sommerield, William Harris, Robert Lau, John Sheets, Hall Sprague.
Row 2: Roland Russell, Maurice Culpepper, Larry Hallin, Paul Smith, Richard Fischer, Dan Smith, Eugene Lind-
borg, Robert Meska, Oliver Lindborg, Matthew Grattenthaler.
Row 3: Ben Kietzmann, Richard Hohl, Jerry Crawford, Tom Glidden. Jack Todd, Charles Trottier, Paul Lewal-ski. Delbert Miller (coach).
Row 4: John Ellison, Harold Mohamed, Dan Bernoske. David Lewalski, Allen Clarke, Clark Winner. Robert
Karm, Richard Noveroske, Edmund Estfan.
Hot Cinders! Coach Miller came up with another fleet-footed group of tracksters. Last spring's squad won six of eight dual meets, besides participating in five larger meets. Dick Fischer, Dan Smith, and Hall Sprague earned a trip to the state meet by virtue of their fine showing in the sectionals.
Smith was the only one of the trio that didn't graduate. Coming back also were Bob Meska and Larry Hallin in the hurdles, Ollie Lindborg, Bob Blocksom, and Phil Smith in the dashes; Warren Sommerfeld in the mile; Bob Lau in the half mile; Charles Trottier in the pole vault; Jack Sheets in the broad jump; Bob Reinholz in the quarter mile; Tom Glidden in the high jump, and the majority of the boys on the tough relay squads.
Yes, it looked like a prosperous season in the Devil track camp. The conference schedule was as follows:
March 26—Conference Indoor Meet at Notre Dame March 30—Valparaiso
April 8—LaPorte, Lew Wallace (Triangular)
April 19—At South Bend Adams
April 21—South Bend Riley
April 23—LaPorte Invitational at LaPorte
April 26—At South Bend Central
April 29—Benton Harbor
May 7—Conference Meet at East Chicago
May 10—South Bend Washington
May 14—Sectional Meet at Mishawaka
May 21—State Meet at Indianapolis
69June Bureti, Frances Sebesla (sponsor), Lois Shreve, Ruth Schroeder.
G. A. A.
Every girl taking gym may be a member of the G. A. A. She may participate in any sport or all sports as she desires. Each year the season starts with soccer and ends with baseball. Club meetings are conducted after school at four o'clock on the third Wednesday of each month; however, special meetings may be held when necessary.
For each game a girl plays, she receives five points. At the end of the school year the girls with the highest number of points are awarded letters. The most outstanding athletic is chosen by the girls and is presented with a sweater at the award assembly in the spring.
Miss "Fanny" Sebesta is the G. A. A. sponsor and acts as supervisor for all games. The officers are Evelyn Coons, president; June Buren, vice-president; Lois Shreve, secretary; and Ruth Schroeder, treasurer.
Row 1—Virginia Bahar. Barbara Bullard.
Row 2—Lorraine Gembara. Mary Ann Werner. Pauline Skibo. Beverly Rohde. Nancy Wolford.
The basketball schedule was arranged differently this year as compared with that of former years. The girls played an elimination tourney, from which Barbara Bullard's team emerged victorious. The runners-up were captained by Jackie Mashall.
Row 1—Jelaine Johnson, Carol Nicholas. Jackie Marshall. Nancy Bucklin.
Row 1—Marie Bagrukovich. Barbara LeRoy, Joanne Keene, Lois Shrevs.
Row 2—Janice Lucas, Trish Storen, Mary Love, Evelyn Coons, Louise Zitzel-berger.
After a most exciting year of athletic events, baseball takes its part in ending the G.AA. season.
Since baseball is played so late in the school year, the staff is unable to include the picture of this year's winning team in the 1949 book. Thus last year's champions appear in this annual.
The above team was captained by Barbara LeRoy.INDIAN JOE S
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PAINTERSLAST WILL AND TESTAMENT CLASS OF ’49
We, the Class of '49, School of Isaac C. Elston Senior High, City of Michigan City, State of Indiana, being of sound mind and memory (we think), do hereby make, publish, and declare this to be our last Will and Testament.
I, Victoria Bahar, will my hair to Elizabeth Clark. To Mr. Horn Richard Barnett wills his architectural drawings. I, Delores Benton, leave my shorthand books to Nancy Nichols. Jerre Blankenship leaves her messy locker to Louise Zitzelberger. To Trish Storen Joan Blieden wills her wit and dry humor. I, Ramona Booth, do bequeath my TIDY locker to Donna Miller. To Mary Beth Crooks Alice Bruehlman leaves all her artistic talent. I, Barbara Bullard, will my cowboy boots and love for horses to Dianna Eddy. Richard Burdick leaves his height and muscles to Alfred "Bones" Bazia. Nancy Caserio leaves her "natural" blond streak to Glory Glasscott. I, Loana Casper, leave my nickname, "Bunny," to Tom Cramblet, who has very cute ears!! I, Maredith Collins, will my big green eyes to Mary Beth Crooks. Anne Jane Crane leaves the thirty-inch globe in the library to some unfortunate junior. I, Richard Criswell, will my LaPorte address book to Phillip Brooks, hoping that he will have more success than I had. Ruth Ann Dry wills her clever jokes to Mary Burnham. I, Ed Dombkowski, leave my bubble gum wrapper to study hall monitors. To all juniors Don Embree wills success as seniors. Jean Ellaby wills her long hair and bangs to "Peaches" Russell. I, Barbara Everly, leave to the future shorthand students all my old shorthand tablets. I, Dorothy Jean Frey, will my being a spoiled only child to a junior with many sisters and brothers. Norma Jean Helsing leaves her artistic ability in crafts class to Audrey Easterday. I, Phil Gelman, leave to Lewis Peters my copy of Roosevelt's papers and my Taft button (slightly used). Fred Germain wills his place as one of the Three Musketeers to John Ohms. To Peg Hileman Dolores Gill leaves all her baseball equipment. We, Tom Glidden and Fran Nespo, being of sound mind (?) hereby will to any promising chemist the "sweet and pleasant odors of the lab—sulfur dioxide, etc." I, Elizabeth Grieger, hereby bequeath my sole copy of Saber Dance to Dick Davis. To Dick Hahn Joanne Goetz leaves her ping pong ability. Pat Gring wills her small feet to Tom Wilke. I, Ruth Groach, will my aches and pains from gym to Jackie Marshall. Bert Hallin wills to Ann Noes-ges his faithful and obedient pet, "GARBOON." Bob Hartwig wills his seat in English 8 to Danny Drehmel, if he passes physics 2. I, Alberta Heisler, leave my bleached bangs to Roy Kill-ingbeck. Norene Heisman leaves her graceful bowling technique to Joyce Braddy. Jelaine Johnson leaves her big bull fiddle to any hefty, robust specimen in the Junior Class. She also leaves all the pep sessions to Earl Will. Norma Jones gives back to Velma Heddens her red jacket. I, Raheal Joseph, will the D. A. R. award to the most deserving junior girl. Jane Klasen
84leaves to Margaret Kelly her near tardiness to sponsor period. To Richard Simon Dolores Knaak wills the freckles on her nose. I, Dolores Kolasa, will to Mitzie Campbell all the books of poetry in the library. Mary Konda wills her talent in art to the next talented person in art class. The Krazy Kats leave to the Class of 1950 their collection of Spike Jones' records, and we hope you have as much fun with them as they did. Rita Koziolek leaves her ability for getting into trouble to Florence Nowfel. Lorraine Kulakowski wills her light brown hair to Josie Nowfel. Mary Ellen Kuszmaul leaves her chewing gum especially for Miss Commer. I, June Lane, do hereby will my wit, humor, and ability to think up nicknames to all Mr. Cobbum's students from henceforth, so he may never be lonely. I, Joan Malwin, leave my back scratch-er to anyone with the kind of "bugs" Jim Kunnen has. Lois Markel wills her singing talent to Betty Wilke. Gladys Miller wills her gum chewing to Barbara LeRoy. Marie Miller wills her love for G.A.A. to Pat Love. I, Gloria Miskie, leave all my term papers to Eunice Young, but I hope she won't need them. Judith Mayer leaves to "Fanny" a one-ounce bottle of "My Conscience." I, Audrey Nieman, will journalism class to anyone who'll have it. Nancy Paschen leaves to the girls in the Class of 1950 all the good - looking LaPorte boys — except Bob Miller. I, Kathleen Platt, will my "Toni" to the Sage twin on the right. I. Doreen Platt, will my "permanent" to the Sage twin on the left. To Joe Tanski Arthur Podgorski leaves all his dancing talents and also his ways with women. I, Shirley Preuss, will my phenomenal talent in music to a fellow cellist, Jo McAlpine. Louise Rogowski leaves her quietness to the loudest person in the Junior Class. To A1 Spicer Edwin Salmassy leaves his forwardness toward girls. Karen Sadenwater wills her beautiful hair to anyone desiring it. Lois Scaife leaves her chewing gum to Neda Burrell. I, Elise Sellers, will my ability to play the clarinet to Sylvia Rulff. Virginia Shewbart wills her seat in "Daddy" Parsons' room to Betty Jones. I, Betty Smith, will the first chair of the orchestra to Mary Ann Arndt and the orchestra library to Connie Bauer. Pearl Soloff leaves the freedom of the halls to Sally Franks so that she can pursue her interests more freely. To all the lucky Juniors Dale Solberg leaves senior sponsor. Joan Staffel wills her singing talent to Betty Wilke. I, Sally Stern, leave my presidency of Thespians to a dear new Thespian. Charles Terrey wills the public address system to Jim Harbart. Gerry Virge wills her position as cheer leader to Dick Davis. Barbara Watson leaves all her good grades in Latin to Tom Cramblet. Joan Widmar leaves her camera to next year's ELSTONIAN photographer. Dale Will wills his sturdy chair in Glee Club to Bill Hoffman. I, Clark Winner, leave all my debts to Dan Bernoske. I, Val Winski, will to Mr. Wegner the mysterious ability I possess of not hitting a car all year, something I learned in class, no doubt. Eileen Withrow wills the front seat of the school bus to Jack Howard and "Smert." I, Alice Woodruff, will to all the future office machines students the fun we had in office machines. Genevieve Woods leaves her favorite song, "So Tired," to Audrey Easterday. I, John Zubik, leave all the oil shavings and all mv trouble to John Konda.HYPOTHESIS BEDLAM IN THE MALL
OWE--TWO--THREE- - -SENIORSSENIOR HISTORY
It was just three years ago that the Forty-niners set out on their long trek in search of gold. At the beginning of their journey the Forty-niners were pushed and encouraged on their way by the "old" pioneers. Miss Genevieve Klueh and Mr. Harold Wegner. The big wheels were Bob Lau, who acted as leader, Fred Miller, his chief helper, and John Mathias, the log keeper. During the first year the "soft-mores" had a big shindig as a relief from the many weary hours of stumbling over all kinds of obstacles: how far infinity is from the "plain" of geometry, how to make debits and credits balance’ in figuring the high finance of bookkeeping in preparation for keeping track of their gold, and how to handle the various tools for furthering vocational knowledge. The theme was a Mardi Gras. Everyone dressed in costume, and all had a wonderful time. The big event of the evening was the selection of a gueen. Ruth Dry was chosen, and the beauties in her court were June Buren, Lois Shreve, Elise Sellers, Maredith Collins, and Evelyn Coons. After struggling on through the bewildering Valley of Sophomore, the Forty-niners finally reached Junior Hill. Although several of the weaker prospectors died off or straggled behind, it was generally conceded that the first year of the journey was a big success.
Again "Jenny" Klueh and "Hal" Wegner drove the wagons up Junior Hill. Our chief prospectors this year were Bob Lau, as wagon leader; Tom Glidden, co-wagon leader; and Fred Miller, log keeper. Although the trip was now getting tougher, there were many extra ectivi-ties that offered diversion. The Forty-niners set up coke holes for thirsty travelers. They also had charge of all the concessions at the games between the different camps of gold-diggers. One of the big events of the year was the Junior Play. It was a comedy called "A Date with Judy." Dorothy Frey had the lead. Some of her supporting cast were Joan Blieden, Dale Sol-berg, Ed Salmassy, Fred Miller, and Nancy Cassrio. Miss Goldie Shepherd directed it. The most important occasion was the Prom. Many long and laborious hours were spent by the Forty-niners in preparation for this event. This event caused many an anxious moment for some of the fair damsels who wondered which handsome gold-diggers were going to "spike" them for the dance. The Forty-niners chose "Treasure Island" as the theme for their Prom. (There must have been a method in their madness.) By this time the Forty-niners were becoming accustomed to the hardships and began to feel like very important characters.
88Jack Allison Raheal Joseph Robert Lau
When Senior Mountain was reached, cheers could be heard from all the prospectors; for at the top of the mountain their gold, graduation, would be found. Since "Jenny" and "Hal" were getting a little weary with the responsibilities of so many young buccaneers, the Forty-niners decided to give them a rest and chose Miss Wilma Commer and Mr. Ivan Horn to help them finish their trip. As aides to these "old-timers" Jack Allison acted as big gun, with Raheal Joseph, his co-partner, and Bob Lau keeping track of the records. The Forty-niners were getting pretty old now and decided to cut down a little on extra activities. However, they gave one last play, Our Hearts Were Young and Gay. a comedy in three acts, with Miss Mellie Luck directing. To prepare for their great goal, which was now in sight, the Forty-niners divided into various committees and planned for their Class Day, Baccalaureate, and Graduation. June tenth is to be the historic date when the Forty-niners are expected to strike gold. Their shouts of joy will be heard for miles; however, along with the shouts there will be tears in many of the tough old Forty-niners' bleary eyes as they leave the friendly group of wagons and set out on new journeys of their own!
George Bahar Victoria Bahar Margo Bailey
Ronald BenjaminDelores Benton
June BurenMaredith Collins Evelyn Coons Anne Jane Crane Jerry Crawford
Ruth DryJohn Eldridge
Ida Jean Ellaby Donald Embree Barbara Everly
James Farrell Richard Fausch Melvin Fischer Walter Florent
Norma Jean Helsing Jo Henry Richard Hoban
94Earl Johnson Jelaine Johnson Norma Jones Raheal Joseph
Dolores Knaak Dolores Kolasa Mary Konda Rita Koziolek
Jerome Kucharski Lorraine Kulakowski James Kunnen Lorraine Kuskowski
95Eugene Lidke Donald Linn Robert Linsemeyer Donald Lyons
loan Malwin Henry Marciniak Lois Markel John Marshall
Richard Migliore Fred Miller
Gladys Miller Marie Miller
George Nadaf Francis Nespo Walter Newman Carol Nicholas
Nancy Paschen Kleio Philon
Karen SadenwaterMarvin Simpson Pauline Skibo Betty Smith Daniel Smith
Pearl Soloff Mary Ann Souther Vivian Sprong
Marion Stalbaum Raymond Staniszewski Jack Stark
Marian Vernard Geraldine Virge
Eugene Walters David Warren
Barbara Watson Dean Watson Harold Wenzel Mary Wenzel
Dale WillClark Winner
Valerie Winski Eileen Withrow Robert Wittke
Russell Wolfe Alice Woodruff
Genevieve Woods Rodney Wright
James Wrobleski Mary Ann Zepernick James Ziegler
NO PICTURES FOR
George Ackerman Roger Coar Eugene Drzewiecki Richard Knipple Edward Lasko Joseph Paul Lewalski
Joseph Novak Richard Orren Lutz Earl Powley Robert Swanson Jack Wain Warren Wedow
John K. Wooten
102“PANNING” THE FONTY-NINEHS
Bob Albers — Man in the "dough."
David Allie — Miss Klueh wants to see you.
Hassen Allie — Mighty man.
Jack Allison — Somebody say Scotch?
Ronald Allison — Rough and ready.
Bill Arens — Everybody loves a fat man.
Don Arndt — Tall, dark, and bashful?
Bob Averitt — Oh. what a racket!
George Bahar — Silont chauffeur.
Victoria Bahar — Queen Victoria.
Margo Bailey — Sweet.
Tom Balow — Bingo, Bango, Balow.
Dick Barnett — If you could only croon.
Doris Bartels — Women of few words are best.
Phyllis Bartels — "She's lovely, she's engaged, she uses ............"
Ronald Benjamin — Little Ben.
Delores Benton — A friend to all.
Floyd Bielski — Quiet and unassuming.
George Billerbeck — The last of the Billerbecks.
Robert Black — Still water runs deep.
Jerre Blankenship — Athletic.
Arlene Bleck — "Oh Danny Boy."
Jerome Bleck — When he has a club, he's dangerous.
Joan Blieden — Personality plus!
Bob Blocksom — The "run" of my life.
Ramona Booth — "Monie" is the root of all evil.
Ruth Broessler — Woman of the world.
Alice Bruehlman — Quiet and nice.
Nancy Bucklin— Modesty supreme.
Barbara Bullard — Give me my boots and saddle.
Dick Burdick — "All jokes aside, I'm a serious guy."
June Buren — Raven beauty.
Nancy Caserio — Three cheers for Nancy.
Loana Casper — Eyes that talk.
Donald Childress — "Tennessee."
John Clark — Clicking with Clark.
Maredith Collins — Sweet is the word for you.
Evelyn Coons — "Yosh", that's right.
Anne Jane Crane — "I'm cultured."
Jerry Crawford — He's our bouncer.
Dick Criswell — Short stop.
Dick Dana — Two Years Before the Mast.
Alice Dennewitz — To each belongs his "witz."
Hank Deutcher — "How I love to tease the girls."
Ed Dombkowski — "Dobbs."
Nancy Downs — She's Down right sweet.
Shirley Downs — That ring on her finger.
Ruth Dry — Sugar and spice and everything nice.
John Eldridge — "Pat" of my heart.
Ida Jean Ellaby — Variety is the spice of life.
Don Embree — "When I think, I needs must speak."
Barbara Everly — Doesn't have much to say.
James Farrell — Musical fingers.
Dick Fausch — Today I am a man.
Melvin Fischer — "Have you heard this one?"
Walt Florent — He masters the bass.
Dorothy Frey — Sunny side up, please.
Jorjean Gabriel — "Cornelia."
Phillip Gelman — Phillip, the Great.
Fred Germain — "What I did not well, I meant well." Dolores Gill — Lady of the courts (athletic, that is.) Tom Glidden — There'll be smooth "Glidden" with Tom.
Joanne Goetz — She always "Goetz" what she wants. Wayne Gonder — Sharp, natural, but never flat. Elizabeth Grieger — Queen of the keyboard.
Glenn Gring — A voice the strength of twenty men. Patricia Gring — Quiet and sweet.
Ruth Groach — One of the ELSTONIAN staff workers. Bert Hallin — Pied Piper of Hallin.
Bob Hartwig — Tall, dark, and handsome.
Joanne Haven — M. C. H.'s girl journalist.
Alberta Heisler — A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance.
Norene Heisman — Good natured.
Norma Jean Helsing — Neatly stacked.
Jo Henry — She toots the flute.
Dick Hoban — "What does an education get you, anyhow?"
Tom Hoopengarner — Romantically tender, athletically slender.
Nancy Howey — Howey doing, Nancy?
Betty Isenblatter — Little Lulu.
Beverly Ivey — She "ain't" poison.
Bud Johnson — My Buddy.
Jelaine Johnson — Whore there's a Jill, there's a way. Norma Jones — Always has a joke.
Raheal Joseph — The perfect success story.
Shomon Joseph — "Shimmy."
Bob Karm — We never hear much about Bob.
Mary Elaine Kessell — Lady in white.
Jane Klasen — Activities editor of the ELSTONIAN. Dolores Kolasa — So shy, so shy, we wonder why? Mary Konda — Thar's art in them thar fingers!
Rita Koziolek — Always getting some ftfn out of life. Jerome Kucharski — "I'm not in the class of common men."
Lorraine Kulakowski — Lorraine, sweet Lorraine.
Jim Kunnen — Perfect gentleman.
Lorraine Kuskowski — Dimples.
Mary Ellen Kuszmaul — Another, but there are still more to come.
June Lane — Poet laureate.
Bob Lau — "Andy", a member of the German Band. Dwight Lauman — He leaves a trail of broken hearts. Eugene Lidke — School is a mere pastime.
Don Linn — "There surely must be some hard work in me, because none of it ever came out."
Bob Linsemeyer — Red hair and freckles.
Don Lyons — Sounds ferocious, but really meek.
104“PANNING” THE FORTY- NINERS
Joan Malwin — "Boys send mo, but I don't know whore."
Henry Marciniak — Quiot but impressive.
Lois Markel — Not often seen in the halls of M.C.H.S. John Marshall — Ther'll be Marshall law around here.
Kent Martin — Candid Kent.
John Mathias — M. C. H.'s favorite athlete.
Judy Mayer — The eyes of the school.
Pauline McKee — Not what she does, but how she does it!
Richard Migliore — Reap the fruit.
Fred Miller — Funny Fred with the magic horn. Gladys Miller — Glads for Gladys.
Marie Miller — A gift of gab.
Gloria Miskie — Marriage is wonderful.
Carter Mohnssen — How about that?
Jack Murphy — Don't get near him; it's catching. Eugene Murray — Women — bah!Ill George Nadaf — He twirls a mean baton.
Fran Nespo — He always has a smile.
Walter Newman — Getting some fun out of life. Carol Nicholas — She knows the secret of success. John Nicklas — Rather brainy.
Audrey Nieman — A diligent worker.
George Ottersen — Feeling low, feeling tense — you know the rest.
Kathleen Owens — The best things come in small packages.
Nancy Paschen — Her heart is out of town.
Kleio Philon — Lotsa you know what.
Henry Pilk — Oh, Henry.
—A sweet repeat.
Art Podgorski — Podgorski, or is it Murray?
Don Powers — A lot of Power in Don.
Shirley Preuss — Let there be music.
Glen Richards — I remember a mess of things distinctly.
Carol Riley — There's a little devil lurking in her eyes.
Ken Riley — Straight ticket for Hileman.
Drudy Ringo — Being with Drudy is like going to a circus.
Eugene Roeper — That million dollar smile.
Louise Rogowski — A mighty sweet gal with a mighty sweet personality.
Virginia Ruetz — Never at a loss for words.
Karen Sadenwater — Sadie.
Edwin Salmassy — Better to have loved them all than never to have loved at all.
Lois Scaifo — A neat, sweet, little gal.
Eugene Schnick — Unhand me, girls; I'm a Boy Scout.
Bill Schnick — Women don't bother me; I ignore 'em.
Ruth Schroeder — I wouldn't "Schroed'er" for anything.
Bill Schumacher — M. C. H.'s Benny Goodman.
Dale Scrivnor — What more could we ask for?
Tom Segnitz — Man about town.
Elise Sellers — Small but efficient.
Ed Shepherd — Every man has his devilish moments.
Virginia Shewbart — Ah, Mrs. Schultzhammer.
Lois Jean Shreve — Blonde bombshell.
Marvin Simpson — Pee Wee.
Pauline Skibo — A loyal worker.
Betty Smith — Small but mighty.
Daniel Smith — Faithful hall walker.
Paul Smith — I'll join the Foreign Legion.
Dick Snyder — Built for endurance, not for speed.
Dale Solberg — Oogie.
Kurt Soller — Don't rush me, I'll get there.
Pearl Soloff — Just call me Teacher.
Mary Ann Souther — Enjoys life in a quiet manner.
Vivian Sprong — Loads of fun.
Joan Staffel — She's quite athletic.
Marion Stalbaum — The 49'ers ace monitor.
Ray Staniszewski — His name tells a lot.
Sally Stern — A friend to all.
Beverly Stevenson — She has the gift of gab.
Audrey Stone — She has her man.
Bonnie Storms — Her laugh makes others laugh with her.
Kenneth Surface — Oh, so tall!
Charles Terrey — Testing 1-2-3 etc.
Sdlly Thixtun — A tall blonde with something!
Delores Turner — Simple, sweet, sincere.
Marian Vernard — I have outside interests.
Geraldine Virge — Ho! Hum! What is this thing they call love?
Eugene Walters — Walking insomnia.
David Warren — He hails from the "swampland" of Beverly Shores.
Barbara Watson — Silence speaks louder than words.
Dean Watson — Industrious and always on the job.
Harold Wenzel — Tsk, tsk, these reckless drivers!
Mary Wenzel — Neat and sweet from head to feet.
Jean Westphal — Ooh these blondes.
Roger Wienhoft — Studious.
Joan Widmar — Bulb happy.
Dale Will — Steady, big fella.
Clark Winner — Girls, sigh when he walks by.
Val Winski — Where there's laughter, there's Val.
Eileen Withrow — Small but mighty.
Bob Wittke — Stands "up" in a crowd.
Russell Wolfe — His name belies his nature.
Alice Woodruff — What a marvelous disposition!
Genevieve Woods — "Jeff."
Rodney Wright — The future Frank Lloyd.
James Wrobleski — The strong, silent type.
Mary Ann Zepernick — Getting some fun out of life.
James Ziegler — Show me the way to go home.
John Ziomek — More or less.
John Zubik — He makes haste slowly.
Tom Glidden Raheal Joseph
Among the Forty-niners, as among any group, certain prospectors stood out in various fields above all others. This fact became more obvious as the trek in search of gold progressed. While on the last lap of their three-year journey, the Forty-niners chose these prospectors as being the very tops.
Tom Glidden and Raheal Joseph were voted as being the Forty-niners most likely to succeed. Fran Nespo and Ruth Dry were elected for having the best personalities. John Mathias and Dolores Gill were chosen as the best athletes among the Forty-niners and Jack Allison and Carol Nicholas respectively, were voted as the most handsome and the prettiest prospectors.
Dolores GillRow 1 Kleio Philon, Dorothy Frey, Ruth Dry, Sally Stern, Nancy Caserio
Row 2—Jack Murphy, Jelaine Johnson, Jorjean Gabriel, M ss Luck. Sally Thixtun, Loana Casper Row 3 Carter Mohnssen. Bill Schumacher, Harold Wenzel. Kenneth Riley, Glenn Gring, Jim Ziegler
After many meetings and much reading and debating about plays, the Forty-niners finally decided to produce the delightful three-act comedy Our Hearts Were Young and Gay, by Cornelia Otis Skinner and Emily Kimbrough. At the time the ELSTONIAN went to press, the play was still in production. Miss Mellie Luck was the capable director. Everyone was awaiting with anticipation the night of April 29, the date set for the presentation. We felt sure that the realization of this, our last big gesture before striking gold, would be as great as the anticipation.
(In order of their appearance)
Steward — Jim Ziegler Mrs. Skinner — Sally Thixtun Cornelia Otis Skinner — Jorjean Gabriel Otis Skinner — Bill Schumacher Emily Kimbrough — Dorothy Frey Purser — Phillip Gelman Stewardess — Sally Stern Dick Winters — Kenneth Riley Admiral — Glenn Gring
Harriet St. John — Ruth Dry Winifred Blough — Nancy Caserio Leo McEvoy — Harold Wenzel Inspector — Jelaine Johnson Therese — Kleio Philon Madame Elise — Loana Casper Monsieur De La Croix — Carter Mohnssen Window Cleaner — Jack Murphy
108Row 1: Kent Martin, Drusilla Ringo. Anne Jane Crane, Richard Barnett. Carolyn Riley. Judy Mayer.
Row 2: Goldie Shepherd (sponsor). Ed Salmassy, Marie Miller, June Buren, Shirley Preuss, Ruth Groach, Bar-
bara Bullard. Dale Solberg, Dale Will.
Row 3: Virginia Shewbart, Pearl Solofi. Loana Casper, Louise Rogowski. June Lane, Jane Klasen, Joan Widmar,
Bob Averitt, Carter Mohnssen.
Absent: Phillip Gelman.
Sometimes it's "Squabbletown," then it's "Humbug," and it may be "Chucklehead Dig-gins," but it's certainly never "Loafer Hill!" Yes, there's plenty of life in Miss Shepherd's room, come three in the afternoon. That's the time the Elstonian staff gathers 'round to put together the annual. Typewriters click, photographs are mounted, people dash in and out, and a thousand and one other things all seem to happen at once. The staff starts its "diggins" shortly after the first semester gets underway and doesn't quit until the books are distributed.
Staff members are all volunteers, and this year Miss Shepherd chose Carolyn Riley as editor-in-chief, Richard Barnett as business manager, and Phillip Gelman as circulation manager. Anne Jane Crane and Dale Will were the art editors, while Barbara Bullard and Ruth Groach served as advertising managers. The photographers were Joan Widmar and Kent Martin. Louise Rogowski was faculty editor. Drusilla Ringo and Ed Salmassy were chosen as Senior Class editors; Judy Mayer, Junior Class editor; and Marie Miller, Sophomore editor. Feature editors were June Lane and Dale Solberg, while activities were taken care of by Jane Klasen and Carter Mohnssen. Boys' and girls' sports were edited by Bob Averitt and June Buren, respectively. Shirley Preuss and Pearl Soloff were make-up editors, and Virginia Shewbart and Loana Casper did the typing. The staff wishes to thank Bob Wilke, a junior, for his help with photography.
Chicago South Shore South Bend Railroad Dr. Harry S. Brooks Dr. W. W. Dunlop Dr. M. L. Ferguson, Jr.
Dr. M. D. Gardner Dr. L. Ginther Dr. W. A. Hall, Jr.
Wm. N. Kenefick Dr. C. W. Kolanczyk Dr. C. D. Ross Dr. C. J. Vojak
112BECKS JEWELRY CO.
GIFTS For All Occasions
The Best of Wishes to the Class of '49
FRUITS — CIDER
RELIANCE MANUFACTURING j COMPANY
— Your Favorite Studio for the Past 25 Years —
EASTMAN KODAKS — BELL HOWELL MOVIES ARGUS CANDIDS — SPEED GRAPHICS
OLSEN'S of Course First in Photography
827 FRANKLIN STREET MICHIGAN CITY, INDIANACongratulations, Members of the Class of 1949, and May the Road Ahead be marked by an Abundance of Success and Happiness for Each of You.
Office Equipment Co.
Books — Stationery — Gifts
Party Goods — Games
Office Supplies Equipment
Typewriters — Check Protectors
725 Franklin Street
Phone 1690 and —
"We Will Deliver"
PIANOS — TELEVISION RADIOS Your R. C. A. Victor Dealer
NEW STORE 1601 - 1603 Franklin Street
We Wish the Class of '49 a Very
Happy and Prosperous Future BEEBE'S
829 Franklin Street SPORTING
I Phone 933 i j i GOODS
General Auto Repairing
Dan's Body Shop 913 Franklin Street
I Auto Painting — Glass Installed Phone 2244
207 West Fourth Street
DAN NOLE Michigan City, Ind. Warkentine Shop
JOE TITTLE SONS Quality Meats Lowest Prices
, 727 Franklin Street
Millinery — Corsets — Lingerie Hosiery — Novelties
SPAULDING HOTEL Michigan City, Indiana
it's BUCHANAN'S i 5 Convenient
for . . . Cash and Carry
Dry Cleaning Stores
"Fine Dry Cleaning" Plant and Office
• 514 E. Michigan St.
• 408 Franklin St.
• 1016 Franklin St.
• 2310 Franklin St.
• Molen Bldg., Long Beach
Phone 517 !
Compliments Candy Company
FOUNTAIN PAPER SUPPLIES
Transit, Inc. 1716 Washington Street
i Michigan City, IndianaJOE DRY, Inc. PACKARD
Your Store of Quality
Ladies Apparel — Accessories Draperies — Floor Covering
A. C. Heitschmidt
Coal — Feed Building Material
314-316 East Michigan Street Phone 320
1004 E. Michigan Street Phone 2411
Congratulations to the Class of '49
Corner of Tenth Franklin Streets
• • Seeing ' Spots? • •
. • If Spots Are on Your Clothes —
• • • Let Us Remove Them • •
• . Phone 839 • • •
• • ANDRUS • •
• Dry Cleaning • Tailoring
• • 303 Franklin Street • . •
Royal Metal Mfg. Co.
Michigan City, Indiana Royal Chrome FurniturePROTECT PRECIOUS EYESIGHT
PLENTY OF GOOD LIGHT
PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANYThe Town Shop Compliments of
Millinery Ready-to-Wear Crown Glass
813 Franklin Phone 1375 Paint Company
1403 - 05 Franklin Street
Congratulations — Class of '49 Pittsburg Paints
PARMALEE TOOL COMPANY Mirrors, Auto Glass
RADIO SERVICE DIV. 1021 Cooper Street Nancy Warren Wallpaper
Phone 5037-J !
Congratulations to the
For Finest Quality Class of 1949 Book Fairs, Inc. 107 East Fourth Street
j CUSH GINTHER 1 Phone 5663 Michigan City, Indiana
The Style Store for Men 807 Franklin Street AL TYLISZ Marathon Service Station
Washing — Greasing — Polishing Tires — Tubes — Batteries Accessories Corner 11th Kentucky Streets Phone 3706Custom Venetian Blind Co.
Telephone 1523 304 West 8th Street
— Fresh from the Greenhouse —
FLORIST AND GREENHOUSE 132 S. Roeske Ave. Phone 662-W
BEST WISHES TO THE CLASS OF 1949 MICHIGAN CITY FURNITURE CO.
417 - 419 FRANKLIN STREET PHONE 5626
With Best Wishes to the Class ot '49
Mann's Home Store
CHOICE FRUIT — VEGETABLES FANCY GROCERIES 1125 E. Michigan Street
Hoosier Ice Coal Company
8th Michigan Phone 305 - 306Leonard Johnson MASONRY Franklin Pharmacy John J. Marszalek Registered Pharmacist
Beverly Shores Phone 3011-1 1517 Franklin St. Phone 234 Michigan City, Indiana WF DELIVER
Linn Hardware Home Supply Compliments
QUALITY HARDWARE of
Hardware — Plumbing Electrical Gifts Complete Home Supplies Phone 4868 409 Franklin St. Clara Hat Shop Phone 108-J
; BEVERLY SHORES Compliments of
| HOTEL Economy Chevrolet Corp.
j Duneland's Smartest A. W. Mitchell, Pres.
P. J. KELLY Lauman Music Store
Complete Insurance Service 1216 Franklin St. Phone 523
409 West 10th St. Phone 1521 Michigan City, Indiana AN EXCLUSIVE MUSIC STORE Pianos — Television — Radios Instruments of All Kinds Travel by Bus
Our Compliments to Our Tickets Are Good on
The Class of '49 — All Lines Everywhere —
Scholl Dairy Co. Chartered Coaches for
— Special Trips —
1615 Franklin Street Dunes Cafeteria
Phone 2300 Inc.
Phone 802 201 Franklin St.
820 Union St. Phone 353
COMPLETE LINE OF DRUGS LUNCHEON S FOUNTAIN
Give that man a NEW LOOK with an EASTPORT SHIRT
DRY CLEANING ALL PHONES 4400 i 1515 East Michigan Street
Michigan City, Indiana !------------------------------
Modern Equipment, Inc.
Your Appliance Headquarters West End of 10th Street Phone 780
Remember Sears for . .
• Home Furnishings
• Modernization Repairs
• Family Wearables
I Phone 383
8th Franklin Streets
i COMPLIMENTS OF —
R. D. AUSTIN MOTOR SALES DISTRIBUTOR OF NASH AUTOMOBILES
1949 NASH 'AIRFLYTE'
NASH 600 NASH AMBASSADOR
"YOU'LL BE AHEAD WITH A NASH"
GREAT CARS SINCE 1902
127 - 29 W. 4th STREET PHONE 92
Get It At Wm. Miller Market Best of Everything in the Meat Line Phones 18 and 19 1001 Franklin Street L t L. Missal Decoration Co. f We Specialize in Quality Wallpaper Paints Phone 2308 825 Franklin St.
BEST LUCK AND BEST WISHES PETERS DAIRY 1015 East Michigan Street Phone 908 Compliments of Herb Mike's BARBER SHOP 911 Franklin StreetMattie McComb
Mattie McComb Office Supplies — Books Stationery 620 Franklin Phone 393 MICHIGAN CITY, INDIANA 1 CHRYSLER PLYMOUTH SALES AND SERVICE PHILCO TELEVISION — RADIO S REFRIGERATION KREBS SERVICE Phone 699 1105 Franklin
CONTRACTORS PLUMBING HEATING Simpson Adamson Inc. 904 Franklin Street MICHIGAN CITY, INDIANA Phone 196 Congratulations to The Graduating Class of '49 The Burnett Corset Accessory Shop Phone 107 107 West 7th St.
Log Cabin Shop Compliments of — SID'S
CONFECTIONERY "IF YOU CANT STOP — SMILE AS YOU GO BY"
1151 E. Michigan Street Franklin at Greenwood Phone 4556
Migliore's Fruit Vegetable Market The First in Billiards Hobart's Recreation
WHOLESALE RETAIL ALL NEW BRUNSWICK
Phone 5324 110 East Ripley EQUIPMENTCompliments of
Burnham Glove Co.
1602 Tennessee Street Phone 1832
Phone Michigan City 2835-R3
Great Lakes Duck Farm
Ova J. Nickell, Mgr.
LIVE 5, DRESSED POULTRY
Congdon's Sport Shop
4th Franklin Streets
Make Our Store Your Store For All Sporting Equipment1 —
Central Hardware Company
1102 South Franklin Street Phone 5388 Michigan City, Ind. Hardware — Plumbing Supplies Electrical Supplies — Paints Glass — Sports Equipment
CONGRATULATIONS to The Class of 1949
BODINE STUDIOS Inc.
Portraits by Photography 412 Franklin St. Phone 1405
CONGRATULATIONS to The Class of '49
603 W. Tenth Street
EDWARD'S STORE for MEN Be sure to make reservations for your White Formal Coat for the Prom Tuxedos Are Available for Rental Purposes at Edward's White and Navy Blue Trousers also
EDWARD'S STORE FOR MEN
Sheet Metal Work — Awnings
415 Franklin Street MICHIGAN CITY, INDIANAYour Fashion Leader! Robt. C. Ludwig
— For All the Family — Producers and Dealers in
FRESH AND SMOKED FISH
HIRSCH'S Dept. Store Phone 2098 Second Street Bridge
MICHIGAN CITY, INDIANA
Compliments of —
KILNOWITZ BROWN ELECTRIC CO.
1404 FRANKLIN STREET TELEPHONE 1758
Rinehart's I. G. A. Food Store
Congratulations to the Class of '49
Lester L. Jones
YOUR STUDEBAKER DEALER 1247 East Michigan Street Phone 339MAY WE JOIN IN EXTENDING OUR SINCERE GOOD WISHES TO THE CLASS OF '49 A Fine Class From a Splendid School
LONG BEACH COMPANY
WM. J. VOIGT
Largest Brush Manufacturer in the World. For prompt service Call 1052 or Write 501 Tremont Street
i Compliments of
Eighth Street Cafe
112 W. Eighth Street ! "Always a School Booster"
Your Next Step in Your Life Graduation . . . College . . . Marriage Then . . . Your Own Home
The nicest thing about our business is getting young people started on the road to home ownership. Let us help you as we have helped hundreds of others.
"It's a pleasure" . . .
EVERYTHING FOR EVERYTHING IN
HOME BUILDING HOME APPLIANCES
FREY BROS. MODERN
LUMBER CO. EQUIPMENT. INC.
BEST of SERVICE
SPAULDING BARBER SHOP
Good Luck and Best Wishes to the Class of '49
Ralph Baker, Prop.
24 Hour Wrecker Service Auto Repairing
U. S. 20 County Line Road Phone 2760-3 Michigan City, Indiana
Vernier China Co.
On U. S. 20 FINE CHINA GLASSWARE Phone 2914-1
BEST WISHES TO CLASS OF 1949
512 Franklin St. Phone 4814 Michigan City, IndianaCompliments of
SCHUMAKER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
CONTRACTORS and ENGINEERS
Compliments of Compliments of
Dr. B. H. Kaplan
J. L. La Fountain A. M. REINKE
EXAMINATION OF CONGRATULATIONS CLASS of '49
THE EYES You have gone into the school to learn; now make it your practice to go out and serve.
123 East Eighth Street Smith Smart Shop
Phone 2000 816 Franklin Street
Lido Theatre Bldg.Compliments
Sprague Devices, Inc.
Triangle Body Shop
COMPLETE BODY WORK REFINISHING ON CARS 506 Chicago St. Phone 193
Congratulations to the
Class of 1949
NATIONAL MILK ICE CREAM CO.
Wilson Sales Compliments of
Service, Inc. Cipares
(There's a FORD in Your Future) Insurance Agency
127 - 131 West Michigan Street MAIN OFFICE
Michigan City, Indiana 111 W. 9th Street
Phone 1314 BRANCH OFFICE
1315 Room 423 Warren Bldg.Congratulations — To the Class of '49 SYL'S LUNCH
Better Building 109 W. 9th Street
COMPANY Russell H. Kramer
Phone 55 THE SPAULDING SHOP
East End Sixth Street Bridge Michigan City, Indiana
Michigan City, Indiana "Inexpensively Exclusive"
Haviland-Callan, Inc. 212 - 214 Spring Street Michigan City, Indiana if it's news . . .
MOVING ACROSS THE STREET OR ACROSS THE NATION You'll Read All About It
BEST WISHES, SENIOR CLASS Clothes Reflect Your Personality NEWS-DISPATCH
Bell Cleaners 111 West 5th Street ... A Community Builder
Michigan City, Indiana CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
CLASS OF '49
PULLMANSobecke's Shell Service
1134 Michigan Street Phone 2656 Michigan City, Indiana
Congratulations to the Class of '49
KOMINIAREK'S Cleaning Tailoring
Fifth Washington Streets Michigan City, Indiana
Youngsters Shop, Inc.
813 Franklin Street INFANTS and CHILDRENS WEAR Phone 1064
Paper Box Company
Compliments of —
DOBESKI'S SHOE STORE SMART FOOTWEAR
for NOW, and Always — Expertly FittedBOYD £. PHELPS, INC.
ARCHITECTS — ENGINEERS Designs — Plans — Specifications — Estimates RESIDENTIAL — INDUSTRIAL PUBLIC BUILDINGS
232 FRANKLIN STREET PHONE 1491
BEST WISHES TO THE MICHIGAN CITY
CLASS OF '49 RECREATION
S. S. Kresge $1.00 Store — Bowling —
619 Franklin Street
Phone 296 117 E. Michigan St. Phone 499
Telephone 1400 . . .
for RADIO DISPATCHED CHECKER and YELLOW CABS
CHECKER CAB CO.
MICHIGAN CITY. INDIANA
— 24-hour Courteous Service —Pitner Construction, Inc. "Builders of Better Homes" Phone 80 Office 3217 Tilden Relax — Refresh — Reduce Controlled Cellular Penetrating Massage with the Niagara Equipment — No Disrobing — Helen Hicks Beauty Shop 1020 E. Michigan Street Michigan City, Indiana
HATS CLEANED BLOCKED Lutz Forman
Plumbing — Heating
CLEM'S Oil — Burner Gas — Burner
Cleaning Pressing Service Installation
109 E. 9th St. Phone 1943 503 W. 10th St. Phone 5275
We Call for and Deliver Michigan City, Indiana
Grieger's Clothing Store
Michigan City's Largest Store for Men
J. R. Hatfield Transfer
Moving and Store Deliveries
AGENTS FOR NATIONAL VAN LINES
Local and Long Distance Moving 501 W. Tenth Phone 5661
1604 Franklin Street Phone 21
For Finer Flowers "Flowers by Franklin Florists" Plants and Flowers for All Occasions
Phone 1397 W. H. Westphal W. W. WestphalCompliments of —
Excelsior Manufacturing Company, Inc.
MICHIGAN CITY, INDIANA, U. S. A.
CONGRATULATIONS I to Class of '49 PIONEER LUMBER COMPANY
FINE ODORLESS CLEANING Pick Up Delivery Service Phone 2143
Montgomery Ward Company
717 - 719 Franklin Street Phone 4360"Just A Shade Better" Good Luck to the
1949 Graduating Class
Krueger Shade Shop 211 Chicago Street McAlpine Ross
Complete Automotive Service
MICHIGAN CITY, INDIANA 8th Wabash Sts. Phone 2642
Telephone 2430 Michigan City, Indiana
GRADUATING CLASS OF '49
MYRLE E. SCHMIDT
128 East 10th Street Michigan City, Indiana
Telephone 1700 "We Telegraph Flowers"
ATTORNEY - AT - LAW
1325 E. Michigan St. Phone 254 Michigan City, Indianar— , i i i t i ! Best Wishes to the Class of '49 j
General Auto Parts • I Arnold A. Mayer
Company Michigan City's —
! 1 • Exclusive Children's Shop
i REPLACEMENT PARTS
FOR ALL CARS j
1 Mrs. James R. Barnett
! [ 825 Chicago Street 701 East Michigan Street
! Michigan City, Indiana
i Phone 231 Sales — Real Estate — Rentals
Phones 1273 — 114
COMPLIMENTS OF —
CENTRAL FOOD STORES
2312 SOUTH FRANKLIN STREET Phone 2325
THE FOOD CENTER
1153 EAST MICHIGAN STREET Phone 531
GENE — JIM — JOEFRED STERN
MEN'S YOUNG MEN'S WEAR 609 — Franklin — 609
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF '49
LEATHER GOODS 406 Franklin St. Phone 1639-J
MICHIGAN CITY, INDIANA
FOUNTAIN SERVICE DRUGS
Phone 2627 403 Chicago
J. L. Freeland Motor Co.
GMC TRUCK — OLDSMOBILE SALES AND SERVICE
531 E. Michigan St. Phone 540 Michigan City, Indiana
MAJOT'S FEED SEED
Distributors of ARCADY FEEDS
Phone 178 Ninth Pine Sts. Michigan City, Indiana
Kienitz Royal Blue
FOOD MART Groceries, Meats Ice Cream and Sundries 2701 Franklin St. Phone 406
Tires — Tubes — Batteries Housewares — Sporting Goods Garden Equipment, Auto Supplies Luggage — Paint — Clothing
607 Franklin St. Phone 1616CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF '49
Your Movie Entertainment Centers THE TIVOLI LIDO UPTOWN THEATRES
and the New Improved
"TWO-TWELVE" OUTDOOR THEATRE
Located on State Route 212 between U. S. Highway 20 and 12Congratulations to the Class of '49
ritu £cui dsuj Walk
tor J’iMtJZ UMjdrtul SINCE 1896
Congratulations to the Class of '49
115 E. 7th Street Michigan City, Indiana phone 3725
DWYER PRODUCTS CORPORATION
Congratulations to the Class of '49
BERG'S FLORAL GIFT SHOP
BEST IN FLOWERS LATEST IN DESIGN
906 Franklin St. phone 447
Corner 8th Franklin — QUALITY —
AT PRICES YOU LIKE TO PAYTIRE REPAIRS SERVICE
HOOSIER TIRE APPLIANCE, Inc.
GOODRICH TIRES TUBES—BATTERIES PHJLCO — Television — Radios
Refrigerators — Freezers THOR — Washers — Ironers MOTOROLA — Television — Home and Auto Radios 316 Franklin Street MICHIGAN CITY. INDIANA Phone 1108-9
Fruit Company, Inc.
110 Washington Street Michigan City, Indiana
The sponsor and members of the Elstonian staff wish to thank the subscribers, advertisers patrons who made the publication of the 1949 Elstonian possible.
—————————«We're the 49'ers on our way,
And no more will we be seen;
In the halls of Elston High School We'll be just a memory.
As sophomores we were young and gay Our journey just begun;
We studied hard, but all in all We had a lot of fun.
As juniors things grew harder.
Our journey half-way done.
But we pushed ahead with courage.
Our battle nearly won.
As staunch and mighty seniors Much older and wiser are we.
Since we traveled that long and winding road Which led us to victory.
We're the 49'ers;
We're on our happy way;
We've had lots of fun, but now it's done Come Graduation Day.
— June LaneI ywwr w 7 (wf
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