Elwood Community High School - Crescent Yearbook (Elwood, IN)
- Class of 1943
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In the conquest which is service,
In the victory which is peace.
I pledge allegiance to th
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able, with liberty and justice for all.
e flag of the United States of Amer
SERVIEEZ AN IDEAL REALIZEU AT EHS
Everywhere you turn you see proof of servlce, any type you can think of,
all being performed in Elwood High School. Our service organization is the
We set up a system under a constitution, which provided for the organi-
zation of a student council made up of representatives from the home
rooms. It has become a major organization, serving as an instrument for
contact between the student and the school organization.
Committees for various needs work for the good of the school, donating
time and energy to carry the burden in order to serve their fellow students.
Attitude is one of the most valu-
able of too'ls. As essential as the
actual work itself, no undertaking
can successfully succeed without it.
Service, the very word itself tells
a complete story. Helping others,
serving others, it goes on wherever
there is one person or a thousand
persons who unselfishly think of
more than themselves.
Left-Officers of the Student Council
English 4 class under direc-
tion of Miss Nuzum.
EIJIIEATINI3 THE INDIVIDUAL IS SEHEIIJIS' GREATEST SERVICE
There has often been the question, "In time of war when my country
needs me to fight, should I choose the armed forces instead of finishing
Your country does need you but it needs intelligent and capable men and
women and school provides the opportunity to become intelligent and cap-
able in your efforts.
Now, more than ever, subjects should be stressed that so aid and in-
form the individual and educate him in the needs of today.
Important as fighting men may be they cannot win victories without
knowledge of tactics and scientific solutions to problems.
This year Elwood High School gave its students an opportunity to en-
large this knowledge. Refresher courses in mathematics were given to
those who were found to need them. Advance shop and electrical courses
were offered and the science subjects, chemistry and physics were empha-
Probably the one that affected more persons was the Physical Fitness
Program. This, a government issue, required a period a day for Juniors
and Seniors. To build the youth of the nation and toughen them for the
fight ahead was the purpose of this program and it is sure to result in
success for the enthusiasm of the people will not allow it to fail.
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ERVIEE TU THE SEHIIIDL
CONCESSION GROUP-Upper Right
xynlfm- ,X11glrlllPyPl', Rosemary Balsar, Patricia
lWlllilll. .ls-anne Brillharl, Marjorie Bohlander.
I line Bennett Furl Boyer. Clara
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-4-k. f'lit'l'ord Carlile. Thonias Carr, Elmer Cole,
X ' Z. ' ay, Sarah Dudley, Marvin
lrjorie foals. I 'lrlh IJ:
1ile-y. William Frye, Royal Harrison, VVill1a1n
ghl, Betty Hill, Shirley King, Dorothy Merritt.
ith Mike. Martha lllrrt. Virgil Moorhead. Mar-
in. Nell Moore, lrlclclie Mm'Guirv, Robert McGill,
illis lNlm'Graw. Raymond lllrllaniels. Trula Stew-
I, Wayne- Soslme. .loyl-e Shaw. Rodney Simmons.
he-rta Sim-love. llarold Stallord. Joe Slaylon,
vid Walters, XYancla Walker. Paul Sloan, Bar-
ra llross, Ann T0lllliS0ll, Iiosfniary Bell, Car-
fn lllarkhnrn. Walter Franklin. Alive Miller,
ss Clara .l. Nvllllllll.
'ROGI-IAM COM MITTE E-Center Right
An able group this year sponsored by Miss
eanor Kidwell and Mr. George Smith
anned the programs for the entire year.
e committee consists of Leo Tanzilli as
airman and Betty Hinshaw, Pamela Aux-
', Dorothy Havens, and Eugene Wood.
anks for a grand job.
Right-Presentation of bond to Mr
Phillips by class of '42,
SERVIEE TU THE EIJMMUNITY
In time of War the Students of E. H. S. are not asleep at the switch. One
of the most outstanding organizations at the present time is that of the
Messengers organized for the purpose of assisting air raid wardens in
their work during blackouts.
To be a Messenger these people took ten hours of First Aid Training
some going onto take a more advanced course. Besides this they attended
classes teaching them the fundamentals in combating bombs or fires due to
air attacks. During Practice Blackout and Dimout these messengers
served unfailingly, determinedly, at their posts never leaving them until
the all clear signal was given. It is in times like these that people of High
School age show their real love of country and democracy, being willing to
give their all for that cause.
To honor those already gone from Elwood and now in the service of their
country a Roll of Honor has been placed in a position of prestige that all
may know those who fight so courageously and so silently.
These things are only two small examples of what the citizens of Elwood
are willing to do in order to more effectively serve their community and
SERVIEE TU THE NATIUN MEM
We all know how important the buying of War Stamps and Bonds are
in the winning of this War. All during our school year there has been a
committee for the purpose of keeping the students alert to this need. They
have Worked tirelessly and painstakingly as all people must do in times 'of
emergency, unrewarded and often untlzanked.
An Award Committee is now functioning in our High School to prove
to students that though a war is being' fought, there are still things at
home worth striving for, worth being recognized as important and perma-
nent. Among these things are basketball, football, band, track, debate,
Student Council, and literary Work.
IIIRKINE TU WIN THE WAR
Another important committee of our high school is the War Committee.
This committee searches out new Ways in which high school students may
take an active part, directly or indirectly in the War effort. Such things as
scrap drives, benefit dances, and the like were instigated by this committee.
Today, as in 1918, soldiers are marching all over the world, but today,
those soldiers are the boys that used to make all the baskets at the Friday
night games, the boys that sat across from you in study hall, and the boys
you danced with at the Senior Prom. Let's see that history doesn't repeat
itself and the same thing happen to our children.
As a sergeant has authority over his two squads, a captain
over his crew, so must a school have someone to lead them. The
faculty of Elwood High School does not reign with a raised
whip but rather guides with a friendly hand. Where students
and teachers are on close speaking acquaintances and co-oper-
ation is a by-word. We give you some of the grandest people in
the world, fondly known as the "Upper Crust" and the "Cellar
Gang", the faculty of Elwood High School.
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G Warren Phillips
Perhaps the greatest example of service in
our school is that shown by the two leaders
and guardians of our fates. Mr. Phillips and
Mr. Hillis are always ready and willing to
aid us in any problems we may have whether
social, mental, physical or just an old fash-
ioned case of the "gripes," As students we
consider ourselves lucky to have such men
as these always standing by us, backing
Elwood Public Schools
C. C. Hillis
When we met here together yesterday
there was one among us who, very real and
alive then, is today only a memory. In
the presence of that shocking realization we
have been humbled. Any tribute in words we
may try to pay to William F. Smith must
seem all too trivial and inadequate.
The least we can do, however, in his honor
is to recall but a few of his many contribu-
tions to our schools, to our community, and
to the whole cause of education. For
twenty-five vears he has been a real and
significant part of the Elwood Public Schools.
ln whatever capacity he has served our
schools he has worked hard and conscienti-
ously and, always, with the welfare of the
student as his first interest. In his civic
life, in his church, and in every movement
or enterprise in which he has taken part he
has given his best.
He was a man of ready wit, keen wis-
dom, and deep insight: a man of kindness,
tolerance and understanding. Mothers and
fathers of many of you here this morning
knew Mr. Smith when they were students in
high school. They will tell you he was
then kind and understanding just as you
saw him yesterday. Writing in the 1934
high school annual, and his subject was
"Sportsmanship," Mr. Smith said, "lf carried
out into life after school and given a fair
chance, the spirit of good sportsmanship will
bring less ot exploitation and cruelty and
more of Justice and well being." There is the
essence of his philosophy "less exploita-
tion and cruelty and more of justice and
Long a victim of recurring physical dis-
tress, he did not complain. And what, to me.
was most remarkable about the man, and I
know that teachers who knew him well can
appreciate this most, when he became the
victim of mental, of psychological distress,
he did not cringe, or alibi, or revolt, but met
the situation bravely, with disarming humil-
ity and a quiet, smiling tolerance. Thereby
he grew in spiritual stature to a height that
few of us can ever hope to reach.
If anyone should ask ot' you, "Did you ever
meet a true gentleman," you can say, "Yes,
I knew William F. Smith."
If anyone should ask you, "And what
did that gentleman leave as his legacy?"
you can reply, "He left us his good works,
they were his great riches, and he gave them
William F. Smith left us April 8, 1943.
School Board: Left to right
C. G. Norris, Treasurerg
Thomas McCarty, Secretary,
Raymond Nuding, President.
First Row, Left to Right
Keith L. Maxwell
Mary M. Barnes
Helen Louise Thomas
Harry L. House
Second Row, Left to Right
Clara J. Nuzum
L. Rush Hughes
City Director of Music
Palmer J. Davis
Harry M. Bridges
FACULTY ERUUP N-
First Row, Left to Right
Mary M. Allen
Second Row: Left
W. F. Smith
Harley L. Ashton
T. B. Lindley
J. Ray Waymire
Earl B. Forney
Betty Mae Williams,
WE FULLUW IJLIR FUUTSTEPS EAIIKH
Problem children. Yes, that has been our title from the start. Most
usual freshman classes are expected to and usually do get lost in their
first initiation into high school life, but even there our class was different.
It was during the Sophomore year that our class distinguished itself by
getting lost three-fourths of the time.
We do boast one of the most outstanding basketball stars in Elwood High
School basketball history, Jim Copeland. Besides Jim there were many
other excellent veterans of the hardwood and gridiron in our class. Not only
do we have brawn but we have brains. A large percentage of the class are
not strangers to good grades, some of them winning high honors for them-
selves in their special field.
These are only a few of the exceptional merits of this outstanding class.
Problem children we may be, but at the same time we are ambitious enough
to use our unusual energies to carry on from here.
Play "The Patsy":
Betty Mae Williams,c-Patsy
Betty Hinshaw, Jim De
Hority, Bob Kurtz, Loranelle
Lamn, Curtis Hobbs, Marg-
aret Ballard, Howard Welches,
Director: Rush Hughes.
Characters of the Senior
We finally reached the top, succeed at laet for
most of us at leaqt Proudly We awalt the final
victory graduatlon What l1es ahead no one
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SENIIJRS UF IEI43
President of Sophomore Class '40-'41,
Vice. Pres. Junior Class '41-'42, Mega-
phone '42-'43g Student Council '42-'43, H.
R. Treas., '43.
Annual '41-'42g '42-'43.
Annual '4 1-'4 2 g '4 2-'43,
Senior Class Play, Junlor Class Play
Junior Stage Manager, '41-'42,
Home Room President '42-'43.
Annual '41-42g '42-433 Student Council
Be:-it, Dorothy Mae
Basketball '41, '42, '43, Track, '41, '421
Vice Pres. H. R. '41-'42,
Annual 1942, Student Council '40, '41,
'42, '43: Treas. S. C. '42, Pres. S. C. '43,
Student Planning Committee 1942, Li-
brary Ass't '39-'40-'41-'42-'43.
Sec'y H. R. 1942-43.
Track '41-'42, Cheer Leader, '39-'40-'41-
Band '41, '42, '43, Junior Class Play.
Band 1934-1943, President Band '42-'43.
Band '40, '41, '42g Athletic Manager
'4 2-' 4 3.
Band '41-'42-'43, Sec. Band, '42-'42, Sec.
Senior Class, '42-'43, Vice Pres. H. R.,
'42-'433 Sec. H. R., '41-'42,
Basketball '39-'40-'41-'42-'43g Track '41,
Pres. H. R. '41-'42,
Chairman of Christmas Program CSr.D
'42-'43, Junior Class Play.
Basketball '39, '42-'43g Annual '42-'43,
Glee Club '41-'42: Chorus '42-'43g Senior
Class Play '42-'43g Vice. Pres. Junior
Sec'y Junior Class '41-'42.
Sec.-Treas. H. R. '42-'43.
Pres. Junior Class '41-'42g Vice Pres.
Sophomore Class '40-'41g student Coun-
SENIURS UF IEI43
Glee Club '42-'433 Chorus '42-'43.
Gee, Mary Frances
Vice Pres. H. R. '42-'43.
Glee Club '42-'43g Chorus '41-'43g An-
nual '41-'42, '42-'43g Treas. H. R. '42g
Student Program Committee.
Glee Club '41-'42-'-13: Student Council
Annual '40-'41: '41-'42g '42-'43g Student
Planning Committee '41-'42g Pres. H. R.,
'41-'42g '42-'43g Student Program Com-
mittee '41-'42g '42-'43g Senior Class
Play '42-'43g One Act Play.
Chorus '41g Ag. Basketball 4 yearsg Sen-
ior Class Play '42-'43.
I-I0cker, Joan '
Glee Club '41-'431 Chorus '40 to '433
Pres. H. R. '42-'43. -
Annual '4 2-'43.
J ohnson, Nedline
J uday, Paul
Glee Club '42-'433 Projection, '42-'43g
Chorus '42-'43g Annual '41-'423 Home
Room Sergeant '42-'43.
Plays '41-'42g Junior's Mustache, Christ-
Glee Club '43g Projection '43g Chorus '43g
Basketball fAgricultureJ '43g Pres. H. R.
'41-'42g Vice. Pres. H. R, '42-'43g Senior
Annual '42-'43g Sec't H. R. '41-'42g Plays
'42g Junior's Mustacheg Senior Class Play.
Leachman, Helen Marie
Glee Club '40-'41g Chorus '41-'42.
Treas. Jr. Class '41-'423 Treas. Sr. Class
'42-'43g Annual '42-'43,
Basketball '39g Football '42,
Debating '40-'41g Band '40-'41-'42g Bas-
ketball '40-'43g Football '42g Track '423
Megaphone '42g Student Council '42g Stu-
dent Planning Cornmittee '42.
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L04-kg., Xvillptta Mt-l'au'tl1y, Mildred
Annual '41-423 42-'43g Student Council.
'41-'42g Library Assistant '39-'40-41-'42-
Marley, Martha Nell
Sec'y H. R. '42-'43.
Glee Club '40-'41.
Glee Club '40-'41: Chorus, '42-
Annual '42-'43g Student Council Vice
Myerly, Howm-tl -
Projection '42-'43g Glee Club '43.
Projection '4 2-'4 3.
Glee Club '41-'42g Projection '41-'-123
Chief Operator '42-'43g Pres. SeniorJ,5Qlass
'42-'43g Student Council '42-'43, Zfone
act plays '41-'42g Debating '40-'41g '41-
'42g Pres. '42-'43.
Annual '41-'423 '42-'43.'
Debating '-10: Student Council '40-'41.
Chorus '42g Debating '42.
Basketball '40, '41, '42, '-435 F00tba1l,
'40, '41. '42, '433 Trackg Vice Pres. H.
Treas. H. R. '41.
SENIURS UF IH43
Chorus '40-'41g Band '41-'42g Usher, '42-
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Tanzilli, Loo- ' ,
Glee Club '41+'42g Megaphone '41-423 '42-
'43g Student, Council '41-'42g '42-'43g
Student Program Committee. 5
Glee Club '41-'42.
Entered U. S. Service '43.
Sec't Treas. H, R. '43g Stuaent Program
Vinson, J. C.
Glee Club '41-'42g Projection '42g Chorus
'42g Track '41g Play '42g Minstrel.
Vinson, Kenneth X
Glee Club '41-'423 Projection '42-'43:
Play '42g "Seventeen,"
Usher, '41-'42-'43g Megaphone '42g Senior
Class Play '42.
Williams, Betty Mae
Vice Pres. Senior Class '42-'43g Sec'y Jun-
ior Class '41-42g Megaphone '41-'42g An-
nual '42-'43g Pres. H. R. '42-'43g Senior
Class Play '42,
. Committee '42g, Play '42g .lunior's Mus- Glee Club '43s Foolball '39-
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Tugvnerv Lucille Vlbodsides, Billy
Social Committee '43 Football '39.
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IHC'I'TY MAE VVIIJIJA
The Junior class of Elwood High
School, 1943 edition, is a class with
many "firsts" in its career.
As Freshman they were the first
class to organize and elect freshman
odicers. They were also the first class
to have a party as freshman and the
first class to achieve a perfect record
for behavior from that time to the
As Juniors they were the very first
class to have a play and needless to say,
it more than lived up to everyone's ex-
HONI I' ROOM 300-A
The Junior class is Well represented
in basketball, football, debating and
band as Well as literary Work.
It has been said of the Junior class
that they are ready and willing to co-
operate whole-heartedly with any and
all school projects. With such class offi-
cers as they have had, that has not
been a hard task.
The Juniors hope to enter into the
coming year, their last, as students of
E. H. S. just as wholeheartedly as they
have in the past, and make it their
Pnsl Row Leo Boyer. Mary Craig. Frank Adams, lNIa.rgaret Blu-
lnuah Robert Champion. Patsy Clark. Lyle Clapper. Arleen Cramer.
Allen XllKl9li0ll. Betty Burton. Richard Bannon. Mary Lou Collins.
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Lyle Clapper. President
Sem ond Row: Mrs, Records, Arwin Davies. Donald Dean, Ernest L D 1 Vi, P.V.1 t
Alexxndei Delores Blankenship, Katherina Baubi, Juanita Durr. eo emob' ie' Mblfeu
Noun: UIVIQ. Catherine Brandon, Tillie Butler, Juanita Albright, Roy HUYCUGSOII- S6Cl'9Till'Lr
Roheit C' Davis, Leo Demos. Ross Caldwell.
Earl Reasoner, Treasurer
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This year the Sophomore class found some difficulty in keeping together
as one class, so a separation was made. As a result of this separation we
now have two sets of class officers. The 2A class chose Jack Squier as their
president with Michael Robbins to help shoulder some of the responsibili-
ties. The 3B's chose Rodney Simmons with William Frye as a "side-kick.'7
The Sophomore class this year has been quite active in as much as they
overtook the task of selling concessions at the basketball games, and also
being represented on the annual staff, the Megaphone, the debating team,
band, and practically all sports.
lst Row: Miss Grosswege, Wanda Walker, Harold Stafford, Betty
Mae Warner, Lewis Vinson, Loretta Startzman, Joe Slayton, Vera, Yo-
eani, Robert Stevens, Kathleen Zimmerman. Robert Van Ness.
2nd Row: Dewaine Taylor, David Watters. Beryl Updegraff, Paul
Sloan, Trula Stewart, Ann Tomlinson, Marilyn Wright, Bonita War-
ner, Wayne Sosbe, Robert Sparks, .lack Squier.
Seniors think that theylre the stuff
Juniors think they're smart
But it takes a little Freshie
To break a fellow's heart.
Freshman-those little ones, who according to tradition are supposed to
get lost in the hall and resign themselves to directians from upper class-
men. The "ups and downs" of the stairways are supposed to mix them up
and add to their confusion. Surprisingly the last two or three Junior High
groups know their wav around. They have taken high school in their
stride, and have accomplished a few things. Not many of course, but giv?
them time and they'll come through with flying colors.
The Freshman party was a big event in the life of .a Freshman so far this
year. Approximately one hundred of them went. Just the beginning of the
high school program.
Many of the Freshman home rooms have started scrap drives to aid de-
tense in the war effort. Several of the home rooms have been l000f0 in
the stamp and bond drive.
Hats off to the Freshman Y! A grand bunch of kids.
Home Room 309
lht-se are the names to tho pit'-
ture with students sitting' in a
First Itow: Leroy Dellinger
ltivhard Davis. Thomas Morgan
lfloyd llostt-tttr. Furtis Sparks.
ltichard t'leaver, Arnold Ulug-
Set-ond Row: Evelyn Bennett
.Ioan t'lahaugh. Gwendolyn Sim-
mons. Mary Frye. Mary Champ-
ion. Rosemary Murphy. .lean-
nine Wimer, .Iuanita Sfykora. lil-
dean Dias. Rosa lilverling, Mar'
garet Davies, Arlene Uoats. llor-
Third Row: George Robert-
son. Fred LXlt'l'herson, Robert
NYilltinson. Phillip Foley. Thomas
Striker. .lat-li Masters, Mr. Harry
M. Bridges, Richard Hasecuster.
liruve lfetz. Kenneth Free. Fred
lloyd. William Loser. Harold
Home Room l0l
First Row: Clarence Van
llorn. Phyllis Summers. James
Smpe. Barbara Stroud. Robert
lVoodsides. Joyce S-tone. XVilliam
Whisler. Onda Wilson. George
Set-ond Row: lioht rt Sosbe
Betty Stafford, Viola Sosbe. Alma
Stockdale. Joyce Spitzmesser,
Delores Widener. Mary Ellen
Wire, Norma Stain. Sharlene
Strangeway. Mabel Whitenack.
Carolyn Sparling. Ronald Warfel,
Miss Eleanor Kidwell.
'l'hird Row: Steele Vest. En-
gene Vinson. Dwight Fittkamper.
Dan Walsh, Edward WilllZlIHS,
llilly Williams, Ronald NVehh
Willa-rt Wise. l'Iug'ene Wood. Ed-
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A ERESEENTS AIU
This year some students of Elwood High
Got to-gether, A Crescent to make,
They had as their motto, "to do or die,"
But they almost died and I'll tell you Why.
They started out to get some money
They even called some people "honey"!!
But the school' just didn't want to buy
I'm sure I can't tell you why.
The Crescent Staif said "Let's try once more"
And they tried the same as they had before
But the school just didn't want to buy.
And still I'm sure I don't know why.
Then came the Senior with a great big smile.
And said "My friends, we'll try for a while."
They tried with overwhelming success
Selling three hundred and not one less
These three hundred made the money we need
To make this book in which you read,
This poem which I so humbly made,
And made its name, "A Crescent Aid."
Left to Right: Pres., Martha Bluirg .lack Squier. Pamela Auxtei
Sponsor Miss Nash. Sect. Ellen Hackett. Eugene NN'oods. Leo Demos.
Rodney Simmons. Dorothy Havens. Barbara XVoodsides. Shirley King.
Marjory Coats. Marilyn Jones. Leo Tanzilli. Robert Adams, Treasurer
Standing. Left to Right: Jack Rtuner. Betty Moyer. Patricia Lee
Lyle Clapper. Robert Hartley. Con.
Last year, due to the fact that we did not pre-
fer to be one of the very few schools without a
home room system, a constitution was formed and
now the Student Council is one of the major or-
ganizations of the school.
One of the social highlights of the year was
the Student Council dance. There was a nice
crowd and everyone had a wonderful time.
One of the major projects that the Student
Council' derived was the seating plan. We hope
this plan will become a tradition in our school.
As a service to our school and our country two
important committees were derived from the
Student Council-the War Committee and Stamp
They plan to present a service flag to the school
in memory of those who are in the service of
HUME RUUM IIIFFIEERS
Pres.. Betty Mae Williams
Viee Pres.. Tliurman Runyau
Pres.. Betfy Hinshaw
Viee Pres.. Mary Frances Gee
Pres.. Joan lloeker
Viee Pres.. Bobby Kurtz
Pres.. Phyllis Baxter
Vit-e Pres.. Eldon Bll'klIlIlll19
Pres.. Ruth Mike
Viee Pres.. Robert McGill
Pres.. Rosemary Bell
Viee Pres., Dorothy Pace
Pres.. Mary Robertson
Vice Pres.. Dorothy Pave
Pres., Lewis Vi11s0n
Vive Pres.. Paul Sloan
Pres.. xnyllllillll Frye
Viee Pres.. Harold Evans
Pres.. llorwiu Street,
Viee Pres.. Mary Lou Williams
Pres.. Barbara Klllllll0l'lillSJQ
Viee Pres.. David Loeke
Pres.. Lyle Clapper
Viee Pres.. Delores Blalikellsliil
Pres.. .Ienester Noland
Viee Pres.. .laek Mt-Q11i1111
Pres.. .laek Hobbs
Viee Pres., Rielmrd Green
Pres.. Phyllis Sllllllllf'l'S
Viet Pres.. Edward VVa.y111ire
Pres.. Jacqueline Elliott
Vile Pres.. -IZIIIIOS Demos
Pres.. l'lore11r-e Hiatt
Vive Pres., lliehard Fox
Pres.. .I11tlitl1 Miller
Viee Pres.. Ka'l1ry11 1.005011
Pres.. Doneta fJZ6I'llllflllS-ill
Viet Pres.. Lois Pt'-Flllllllgt.0I1
tNot i11 Pieturet
Pres.. Rieliartl Davis
Viee Pres.. Arleeu Coats
First Row: Phyllis Sumners. Pamela Auxter, Verna .lean Adair
Second row: Jayne Boyle, Carolyn Blackburn, Leo Tunzilli. Betty
Hinshaw. Shirley King. Alice Miller.
. The school recognizes those students
who have attained high scholastic
standing and only hope that many more
will join the ranks. The above picture
represents that group.
In the school there are certain organ-
izations which function for the benefit
of the students and all concerned.
Among these are the Ushers. The
Ushers are verv much in evidence at all
basketball games, programs for the com-
munitv, plays, etc. They are distin-
guished by their blue and white uni-'
Another of these is the Library
assistants. These people work under
the direction of Miss Allen in the li-
brary, putting books back on shelves
and helping students to find reference
material for their various courses.
A comparatively new organization in
our high schools is the Projection Club.
These people run the machines for all
movies that are shown or slides and do
so very efficiently.
Although it may seem sometimes
that these are thankless jobs the school
really appreciates the work of these or-
ganizations without which We should be
Firsi How: .liln GFVUII. Ilzxr-
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Miss Mary Allvn. Pnnl Lindlvy.
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Dun Nolrlv. J, U. Vinson, Rohm-rin
Watson. Mr. Kvith Mzlxwoll, Lo-
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Betty Hiuslmw, .Xliuv Ellll0l'4'x.
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Not in I5ll'llll't' William Frye,
This year, due to the shortage of
gasoline, it was impossible for the De-
bate team, to attend as many debates
as they formerly attended, but never-
theless, they have been able to debate
with a few of their closer neighbors.
Their season this year, it is true, was
not so successful as former seasons, but
they have made an excellent showing
against their opponents.
The big event that the debaters at-
tended this year was the Purdue Con-
ference. They were given a leave of
two days from school and they really
had fun while they were up there.
The Rushville Tourney was a dis-
appointment to the team, but it didn't
get them down.
The team also attended debates at
Wabash and Warren Central. At Wa-
bash they attended a dinner given in
The club played host to Columbia
City and added a finishing touch by
taking dinner at the Mangas Cafeteria.
The team really had capable officers
this year with Don Noble as President:
Shirley King as Vice-president, and
Jenester Noland as Secretary-treasurer.
Each class was well represented
this year. Don Noble and Eutha Rowe
-Seniors, Frances Parker, Jenester
Noland, Barbara Kimmerling, Allen
Anderson and Earl Reasoner-Juniors,
Shirley King, Marjorie Bohlander-
Sophomoresg and Beverly Mann, Flor-
However, when we are passing out
compliments, we must remember Mr.
Donald Brown is, figuratively speaking,
"the man' behind the gun." He de-
serves a lot of praise for the fine de-
bate team he coached this year.
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lluring the iirst semester the A and
H bands were made up of students from
all over the city-the A band being
made up of selected students. The sec-
01111 semester there were the high school
band, ma11e up of students from the
ninth to twelfth grades, and the junior
high school band, made up of students
from the fifth to eighth years.
The band has participated in three
concerts. The Victory Bond Concert
was held in November, having it's goal
set at 351100. More than 255,800 in
pledges were received. The other two
concerts were held February 14 and
There are forty members and five
twirlers in the high school band. The
junior high school band has a member-
ship of forty-seven.
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EUAEHES--EDWIN JUHNSUN 84 HARRY BRIDGES
Elwood High was very fortunate this
year in securing the services of Edwin
Johnson, formerly of Pendleton, as head
football and basketball coach. He came
to us with a high recommendation as
teacher and coach. He is ,well liked by
fie entire high school for his ready hu-
mor and wit. Assistant Coach, Harry
Bridges, is also Well known and liked
for his extensive interest in football and
basketball. Many times he has shown
that he rates high with the boys.
We are proud to have as our coaches
such fine gentlemen as Mr. Johnson
and Mr. Bridges, men of clean habit-4
and untiring in their efforts to give the
athletes of our school the benefit of
their splendid training.
MANAGERS ANU YELL LEADERS
The job of 21 nizinziger is one that is not
honored much by Elwood High. Many
pcoplc do not realize just how much the
team depends upon the manager. The
Hl2lll2l2.f1'l'lS job is all-important because
hc must kecp ai constant check of the
suits. lmsketlizills, and shoes: make the
job of llxe couches easier: and in gen-
crnl he ai hanfly man. The unheraldecl
nizinagcrs oi' this past season we wish
to congrzitulatc on the fine .ioh they
haw clone. We sincerely hope that in
the future more stuflcnts will realize
the grczit vziluc ol' this esscntizil job.
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The 1942 edition of the Panther football team was one of the
scrappiest teams ever to don an Elwood High School football
suit. Although handicapped by the graduation of several play-
ers, the team turned into a good fighting unit which threatened
to beat some of the best teams in the state.
Though this season was not so successful from the stand-
point of games Won and lost, it proved to many that you don't
have to have a gang of heavyweights on the line before you
can have a fighting team. If fighting spiiit, alone, had decided
the final outcome of the game, our team would have ended the
E. H. S.
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- - - -Ben Davis
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-. ---- Alexandria
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Elwood High's Panther five exper-
ienced only a mediocre season this year
as they couldn't seem to find the basket
in many of their games. After Winning
seven of the first eight games played,
the Panthers turned cold and lost the
next four. One bright spark of this
year's schedule was the defeat of the
Froebel Blue Devils of Gary. It was a
sterling performance as the Panthers
repeatedly stole the rebounds.
The Panthers Were highly keyed up
for the sectional and were determined
to Win. Alas, however, We were de-
feated by the Anderson Indians in the
The 43-44 team, despite the loss
of five seniors, Will still be a team to be
feared. And next year Will be another
sectional and another opportunity.
James Copeland-Senior, Forward E- H. S- Opponent
"Jim" was the captain and highest scorer
of the Panthers this year. He was an expert
on those shots from the side and under the
basket. His sterling performances were in-
strumental in winning most of our games.
We hate to lose "Jim" and we wish him suc-
Thurman Runyan-Senior, Center
"Thurm" used his height to an advantage
under the basket as was shown by his tip-in
shots. His playing was of the consistent
type, coming through with clean baskets
when they were needed badly. We are sorry
to lose him.
Howard Lambert-Junior, Forward
"Pig" really went places during the sea-
son by virtue of good, clean fighting. He is
a dependable shot both under the basket and
from the side. His drive and hard fighting
spirit were outstanding. We're expecting
greater things of him next year.
James Hook-Junior, Guard
"Jim Bill" was alvaluable asset to the team
because of his praiseworthy ability to guard
taller opponents. Many games were won this
way mainly because of his close guarding.
Although "Jim Bill" didn't shoot much, he
usually scored when he did. We shall see
more of him next year.
Robert Justice-Junior, Guard
"Bob" is another of those long shot artists.
He is able to hit from the ten-second lane.
He is a dependable guard and he plays hard
to win . Watch him go next year.
57 ............... Frankton
26 ............... Greensburg 34
35 ...... -, ........ Pendleton
30 ............... Southport
36 ............... Tipton 32
45 ............... Alexandria
32 ............... Frankfort
42 ............... Wabash 31
30 ............... Lebanon
29 .............. Burris
20 ............ ---South Side
38 ............... Greenfield
43 ............... Huntington
34 ............... Alexandria 29
47 ............... Peru, 38
32 ............... Tipton
29 ............ .---Froebel
28 ............... Burris
Total: Won-11 Lost-7
'iffy BASKETBALL RESERVES
The Panthertreserves had a tough schedule this
ye.ar but emerged victorious in eight of the fif-
' teen games. Most of the Visiting teams were very
R Maw' much larger but that didn't stop the Panther
E ,- Kittens. The Kittens repeatedly stole the re-
YCVVVLCA bounds from the bigger visitors. Most of these
boys will be playing on the varsity next year, so
watch them go.
E. H. S. Opponents
10 - -- ..... Frankton 11
17 - ..... Greensburg 26
24 - ..... Pendleton 22
22 - .... Southport 19
18 - -,,,.-Tipton 24
28 - ..... Alexandria 19
2-3 - ..... Frankfort 32
18 - ..... Wabash 22
20 - ..... Lebanon 25
26 - ..... Burris 25
36 - .... .- Greenfield 22
23 - -.., Alexandria 17
25 -, ...,, Peru 22
21 - .......... - - ..... Tipton 19
13 -. .- - .- ............. Q ...... Burris 28
Total : Won-8 : Lost-7
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