Elwood Community High School - Crescent Yearbook (Elwood, IN)

 - Class of 1947

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Sweet Shoppe The local yokel's point ot interest. First ot all We enter the school buildinq about 8:30 a. m, Then before qainq back to the Pan- ther Den to dance at noon, we usually like to drop-in at Sarn's tor an ice-cream cone. As soon as school is out, practically everyone makes a be:-line tor the most crowded spot in towne -the Sweet Shoppe. Each ot these places is a part of cur daily lives and were thankful that we have Ihfrn. Scxm's F o r th a t last-minute ice cream cone or candy bar. Panther Den Our noon diversions with dancing and gossip' Tues- Tlay and Saturday niaht fun Center. ' iisfii Q. f L Kai mr A 4 -Q sf' Q., - W' 6' Qc' ,f v -5 ' ... 4 i!""li N if. I I xii W 'S . --0,-15 .f N ' 1 '31 f-'lu ' 5 using 2' 'J :-F E ,F f Af' Scfzofaad These scholars shown at the right and below are just a few of the whole stu- dent body. Of the 550 students of our school: a few are excellent, some are good, the majority are average, and a few are poor. This combination is what constitutes our school system. Yes, the report card is what determines our rank at the end of each six weeks. It is not only a record for the present, but also a sign of how the individual may progress in the future, Righteloan Stone, Kay Cotton, loAnn Cotton. AbovefBill Leavell, being leveled at his favorite hang-outesorne report card, oh? 'Q.4kw,w:, 7,sf4w.,,t M E? , 5 I Ili? .,,xv F . H- 17' , 'H , W' - ,-M my if' ' Q O 4 Al' A1 h , 'km gig Zami! The Seniors' dedication and the proms are big events that will linger in our memories forever. The path of Aeronautics has been paved in our school by the presentation of an AT-6 Trainer Airplane. Then there was the Senior Prom which was every senior's dream come true-a chance to have a formal dance all their own. The first big event for the juniors, of course, was the lunior-Senior Prom. Who will ever forget the attrac- tive decorations and Wonderful time we had that night? Don't you Wish that it were all to do over? Lett-The school's airplane-purchased and presented to the school by the class of '47, Senior Prom-Dancing in "Winter Woodland." n' fllflfle Zaewit Different things about different people are what make up the little events to be remembered this school year. It's really a wonder that some one didn't get hurt the way we rushed out at the close of a busy day. Little events like study- ing were necessities, but one will always remember the hours we spent poring over our books. Then the after-game dances provided relaxation for each of us after a strenuous and exciting game. Little and Big events alike are what make up our school life. Left -A daily occurrence. BeloWwNoon hourwStrangers Beware! E-men and Pep Squad making future plans. Studying? That is an event! Favorite place to celebrate game vic- ifgrtes. SEPTEMBER Ct scuooi. STA RTS Now That You've Had A Preview . . HERE ARE THE DETAILS OF MY STORY O EFI E L' sv tgt 1520914-' Hr' rr we Q A I K . 1 . ' HE Hu E ff l A -t-' ! 5,7 lj Z -'. Y 3 W Ti' rs Q ft my ff'-J!-'fl E F5-, 3 ' l l -- .. ,-5-.--K 1- Sc!1oo! Calendar Sept. Sept. Sept: Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. 9 ll 27 3 lO 17 t7 23-24 Sl 2 2 8 14 ! 6 l 8 27 28-29 2 4-5 l 2 l5 20 School begins and we find last year's luniors impressive in their dignity. Freshmen excluded from senior classes. Old jokes are dusted oft and put to use. Tryouts tor yell leaders. Billy Dever, Shirley Ellis, and lack Adair chosen. lack Kurkowski and his Xylophone band make a big hit with the student body. lncidently, do you remember Nancy! Crescent Drive starts by a play held in the auditorium. Everybody is loyal l?l. Fire drill. Freshmen disappointed because the re is no fire. Presentation ot the Willkie portrait. Teachers leave town. lsn't it Wonderful to have a two- day vacation? The Sunshine Society presents "Halloween Escapades" in the P.D. Do you believe in ghosts? Sunshine Society girls are hostesses to a District Con- vention. Did you ever see so many girls at one time? The Panther Den is really crowded. We are greatly pleased to have an orchestra play, and especially after our Panthers rolled over the Alex Tigers. The Seniors have a Sadie Hawkins party. Did anyone's feet get cold? A program by the National Honor Society-just to remind the student body that this is National Education Week. Butler vs. Valparaiso. Seniors journey to Indianapolis to see the game. A pep session! lsn't it wonderful to get in the basketball mood once again? A very impressive chapel program is enioyed by all. This program gives us more of a Thanksgiving spirit. Another good vacation. We couldn't pass November without having a turkey dinner. The student body is attentive to a marvelous speaker- Delsoss Walker. Class play, the best ever! At long last We found out who the Red Spider is! We hear another fine speaker, Dr. l-laramy, who appre- ciates opportunities in America since he was educated in a foreign country. The music department presents a successful Christmas concert, "Yuletide Echos." After the Dramatic club presents the annual Christmas play "Christmas Through The Ages" we are dismissed at three o'clock. g.. - I n F' . 'Tr 'PFW , i V thx A 1 -wp. , Q, 1 Q avoir ' ill 4 kv" , E? 7 cnmsvmas MAY 30 SCH 00115 0 U T - A- OF Ehhlll I LTUFJL H Hu fd vit' f-ct fin. be fx A, 'fx 'Ti , ., f '3-E jj a - M fr 1 4 1 . 0 .D s wg E 0 1 F yt U H Q 1' .9 Q 1 Q X Et r tv - - rw Q S Y , f - T Y- .ESF .RlL 6 xxx Q2 . lwg H Y A LE 1 , I' , ,- 'C a 4 e -Y X ' like! g X i- 'uf -? Ks? F31 .--- f I 'mc xg . H s Tzu. I ' I ' N , 'fn A ' 0 y Q i ge y -e-pp--ss - t e-E x A 3 ill, 5223-7 School Calendar 20 1- Q- Dec. Dec. 30 Dec. 31 f lan. lan. lan. 10 lan. 14-15 lan. 15 lan. 17 lan. 20 lan. 21 Ian. 30 Feb. 5 Feb. 13 Feb. 27-28 Mar. 3 f March 6 Mar. 10 Mar. 20 Mar. 27 Apr. 2 f Apr. 3-4 - -7 Apr. 10 Apr. 17 Apr. 21 Apr. 25 - May 2 May C3 May 16 May 19 May 25 May 27 May 28 May 224 Ott for Christmas vacation: everybody is eager to wel- come Santa Claus. The end ot vacation The last dance of the old year is enjoyed in the PD. Dick Wardell's Starlight Band furnishes the music. A short vacation is enjoyed by those who waited for the New Year to come in. "Topper Returns," as presented by the Projection Club, is well attended-Acould it be because we get out of classes? Seniors mid-year "Winter 'Woocllandu is a large success. Exams-need l say more? The Speech class presents its annual eniertainment. Ee- member Supermanf-Up, Up and Away! Semester Ends. Everyone resolves to do better as the new semester starts. Mr. William Willet gives us an interesting talk about lndia. Oratorical contest. Congratulations, Queeniel The D r a m a t i c club successiully presents "The Play Festival." Rev. Volkmar is outstanding as our chapel speaker. Everyone journeys to Anderson to see the sectional. The Seniors try ice-skating at Muncie. Vlfhew, does any- one ache? The Sunshine Society girls pfesent an interesting portrayal ot their initiationf-fsometliing more on the serious side. The juniors journey to the Muncie lce-Skating Arena. More groans on March ll.. Ball State brings its choir tor our student body to hear. Mr. Brugger presents his district-music contestants to the school. Our annual Easter Chapel is held wifh Rev. lordan as speaker. Spring Vacationftime tor everyone to prepare for Easter. The juniors successfully present "So Help Me," Quite a comedy! Our own mixed chorus. We are more than happy to have Del.oss Walker with us again. Mr. Curtis on Liquid Air. Rev. l.aCour and Musicians in new gyni. The junior-Senior Prom. Honor Day. - Honor Society initiation. Baccalaureate a sergous ngornent tor the Seniors. The longbowajted clay Ccinrriericeiiient. Senior Dayl Pity for The -J'C1?YTflC'ISSl'liQTt. School closes if -rt., H' 5' 5 4' U' X - " W m,,.k, Mr. Allerfs Heolth Clolss Zu.-mia Nm This section contoins the more ser- ious side ot school. Upon first enter- ing school edch pupil is concerned with his course. Letter edoh ddifs schedule is outlined, cmd the vdrious Clotsses he C o m e port ot his ddily routine. EVENTS ACADEMIC Here are the different courses offered in our high school. The State Board of Education re- quires that the following subjects be included in the thirty-two credits required for graduation. i:I'lifli'fil . . rr,,,,i ,,.r ,,,rr ,,rr,,,,r,,,,r,,,,..,, 6 c r edits Sccial Studies . 4 credits Mathematics ., .,,... 2 credits Science c,,,, . ,,...,..Y.,,ww. ..,.,. 2 credits Safety and Health ,.,.,,aa .. .. . 2 credits Physical Education ,..i,,ia, , .,cc.,,,,,,,c,,,i, l credit The College Preparatory course should be taken by those students who expect to enter a college or university. The requirements, in addition to those already listed, are two years of fc reign language, two years cf mathematics, including algebra and plain geometry, one year of science, and one year of English. The commercial course should be elected by those students who are interested in prepara- tion for work in office or business. There are two branches of trainingrethe stenographic and bookkeeping. Both require a minimum of four years of commercial work. The Industrial course for boys has a required minimum of four units of shop. The Vocational Agriculture course for boys requires a minimum of four units of agriculture. The Home Economics course for girls has a minimum requirement of three units of home economics and related subiects, such as art or chemistry. -f . t Q, The General course is designed for those students who wish a good general training, but who are not particularly interested in meeting the specific requirements of other courses. Students must have this course approved by the principal. The Technical course is de signed for students interested in the fields of science, mathematics, higher mechanics, and aviation. This course requires three years of mathematics and three years of science. Study Hall- what all students save their candy fcr. alfa' Public Speaking Class "Mr. Brown, fellow students, etc." History Class Mr. Forney's Pride and Ioy. General Business Class Miss House and her freshmen learning business techniques. Math Class We have one class to top them all A class with everything on the ball Fifth period's the time, 3lO's the place Math is the subject-Algebra in this case. Then sit the pupils always sedate Theres never a gigglef-so they relate- Ancl no thought of frolic or interesting date Only of X, or proportionate rate. Do you suppose one of this same Unusual class will find his name lnscrihed within some future hall of fame? The Pep Committee The Pep Committee is a fairly new organization in our school, but already it has proved its value. lt has created new yells, ern- phasized the importance of good sportsmanship to the student body, and it has given us better, well--organized pep sessions. loe Fritz has be en the able leader of this committee which has functioned wonderfully well in aiding the athletic program of our school. Shop Shop courses, directed by Mr. Harry House, provide an ex- cellent opportunity tor high school boys to learn such industrial occupations as woodworking, foundry work, and metalworking. Under the capable supervision ot Mr. House, these boys have made everything from small electric motors to boats. We should be proud of the fact that these boys can learn such useful trades in our school. Observations l'iii supposed to he studying Latin, But the room is so stulty and Warni That my thoughts quite reiuse to be guided -f They hum oft like hees in a swarm. So l just sit and watch rny cornpanionsy That lioy iriust le Writing a theme, llc chews at the lead ot his pencil So l judge that his therne's still a drearn. Therris a girl who thinks she is pretty, Hcr crirriplexion is whewl Give me airl There aren't any words in our language To describe it and rnalce it sound fair. 'Cross the aisle sits a history student Who is busily making a map. lust heyond waits a regular tlunker At his regular task it's a nap. There are students of every nature ln this study-room, so you see There are makings tor all lcinds oi grcwn-ups ln these men and Women-to-be. An Observer Physics Class as it English Class ln this English class the students are concentrating studiously on learning the intricacies of their native tongue. Cour- ses assist students in maintaining pre- viously acguired habits and skills and in developing new ones in correct gram- matical usage ancl cral and written ex- pression. I I Bykowski s Gym Class Pictured below is the class that all the boys enjoy. To prove this statement just rest your eyes upon the wide-spread smile of joy on the faces of Bill Mos! chell, Charlie Copher, and Dick Hobbs. The Girls Athletic Association The Girl's Athletic Association was organized in November, l946. The aim of this organization is to promote interest among girls in athletic activities, health, and sportsmanship. Membership is open to all girls who are interested in athletic activities. We offer seasonal sports such as, softball, tennis, basketball, volley ball and volley ring. We also hope to work in badminton and tumbling. After in- structions and practice, we choose captains and organize teams for these different games. The G.A.A. meets on the average of two nights a week. We went swimming several times during the year at the "Y" pool in Anderson, and we had a "play day" for girls from other schools to visit and play games with us. We have a membership of about fifty girls now and we hope to increase the size of our organiza' tion. We have very few business meetings because our main idea is to learn to play the games well and, as we all know, practice makes perfect, Officers elected for the school year of l946-47 were: Edna Simpson, Presidentg Maraueena Kiefer, Vice-President: lacqueline Guard, Secretary: Martha Davies, Treasurer: and our sponsor was Miss Marian Lalpuze, the girl's athletic director. THE Mr. Keith Scott, Principal, Mr. C. C. Hillis, Superintendent. Back of any institution there must be some individual, some organization, some power that makes it qo. We have steadily plodded along the time-worn path of advancement. And who have been our backers? Our superintendent, principal, and faculty. Assuredly, they deserve every bit of praise that can be qiven them. School Board Ralph Stevens, Secretary: Mel- vin Robinson, President, Mark Noble, Treasurer. ADMINSTRATICJN Iarnes Allen, B.S. Mary M. Allen. B.S. Mary M. Barnes. A.B. Helen Benedict, B.S. Cenlml Normal College Indiana University Indiana University Chicago Art Institute physical Ecluccllonl l-leqllll, Ball State Teachers Col- Health and Safety, History Art Safety, Coach 19439 George Peabody Library School Librarian William I. Black. B-S- Harry M. Bridges. 5.14. Charlotte Bm. A.B. Donald mown. ma.. MA. Ball S t a t e Teachers Col- Central Normal College Ball State Teachers Col- Indiana University lege Health, Safety, Civics, So- lege English, Public Speaking Chemistry, Math ciology, Economics, Assist- English Math, lournalism ant Coach we x FACULTY Cliiford Bruqger. B.S.. M.E. Frank Bykowski, B.S. Kenneth D. Coulson, B.S. University of Cincinnati Purdue University Ball State Teachers Col- Ciricinnati Conservatory of Physical Education, Assist lege Music 'int Coach Commerce Music Bldmfhe Diqel- B-5-I M-s- Earl B. Forney. ILE.. M.A. Betty House. B.S. BCH S H110 Tf?C1C'l19fS Chl' lndiana University indiana University VW" Histriry, General Business Commerce lrifliana University lvfni 1 lisli 5 i ii Palmer I. Davis, B.S.A. Purdue University Kentucky State University Ball S t a t e Teachers Col leqe Vocational Agriculture Harry L. House. B.S. Bradley lnstitute Siiop Ieanette Iones. LB. Eall S t a t e Teache le-ge Indiana University DePauw University English, Latin Marion LaFuze, B.S. Purdue University Physical Education FACULTY Eleanor Kidwell, B.S. Gladys Kinman. A.B., M.A. Esther Koons, B.S. rs Col- lridiana University I ri d i a n a State Teachers Purdue University l-Icme Economics College Home Economics, Biology University of Michigan Mathematics Mary Mm-gm-eg Lee' KM, 'Mary L. Records. I-LB. George Smith, B.S., M.S. Arthur jordan Conservq. Indiana University Franklin College gory Spanish, English indiana University Butler University Music Mathematics, Physics X , Paul V. Champion, B.S. In cl i ru rm ci Stnte Teachers C vlleqe- Shop Clerks Mary Edith Frazier lion Mikels. Facts About The Faculty We're ready to admit. We have some lively Faculty. From D. B. down to Harry House We'll certainly say they're IT. The-re's dear Mr. Bridges, That "Sporty" fan, Who never does get mady Although the crowd in HR. 205 Can surely act up bad! We respect one, Mr. Black llfor he's so very wisell Afraid to venture near the Lab. For fear we'll "ionize." Next, there's Miss PeqQfY Lee fQuite Petitel Who is always very gay. She guards her auto robe For fear, That it will run away! Miss LaFuze is a mixer! She's just chuck full of fun. She's crazy over basketball But sure hates B. Leisure's gum. The most girls are taking shorthand! fAnd typing, if they mayl Oh, we know what the "attraction" is l'll just venture to say! Coach Allen has a peppy job, We'll say he does it neat. He trains that winning team of ours That seldom tastes defeat. Miss Digel guides the Freshies dear fYou know they are quite greenll When she warns them to mind their P's and Q's, lt's really quite a scream! Of the Faculty we're very fond For all the good they do, And though WE sometimes aggravate, They aggravate US, too. tf " V , W, Q Vawfi i ' 'K -:ix M ' h "' ,Ig 4 ,- V? X 'HY 'fl 5 - A 1 A H , ' fi T x X x ki Y -1 ,I iw 'QM ,X "g V wi 5 W . Q x X .X we X l K Class Division L ft to nght lock Pgrkcr, lun y Lsiboons, Sophomore: Imdg F luinson, Ficshmvxny Robert Sul- l gn, Senior. G aaa Cn the following pcrges you will find clcrssified divisions of the "pencil pushersf' Thgf is exgcily Whcrf We gre, frorn the dignified senior fo the greenesf freshmorn. A s y o u fu r n through these porges, Won'f you Wish everyone g hdppy ornd successful life? The seniors especicrlly will need your good wishes, ond, of course, the freshmen wgnf fo he seniors some- dgy. SENIORS There CAN be a bright new world. Yes, this year as We seniors leave Wendell L. Willkie High School we have many thoughts about the wonderful new world in which we are to have so great a part. Never before has a senior class had such chal- lenging opportunities. On all sides there is talk ftalk about atomic power, talk about a third world war, talk about the U.N.O. Out oi all this talk there must be something definite involved.. And on our shoulders this most important task must ultimately tall. Vlfe must avoid the utter darkness of despair. We must strive for the peace and happiness which is waiting. Not until We have dispelled the darkness will we have proved Worthy of our heritage. Thus, as we, the graduating class of 1947, leave school days behind us, we go into the World to become Builders of Peace in a bright new World. Perry Manqas President Mariorie Wayznire Vice President Katherine Fetz Secretary Clayien Smith Treasurer SENIG Perry Manqas Senior Class Presi- dent Senior Class Play lunior Class Play Dramatics Student Council Boys' Glee Club Band Clayton Smith Senior Class Trea. Orchestra Drcnnatics Home Room Officer Edna Bennett Band Girls' Glee Club Ralph Bohlander Aq. Basketball Aq. ludginq Io Ann Burchette Sunshine Society Trays and Buckets Mixed Chorus Glee Club Mariorie Waymire Senior Class V-Pres. Band Dramatics Orchestra Student Council Iunlor Class Play Iames Barker E-lVlen's Club Evelyn Bennett Megaphone Sunshine Society Mixed Chorus Girls' Clee Club Leland Boyer E-Men's Club Football Basketball Mary Champion Megaphone Latin Club RS Katherine Fetz Senior Class Src. Sophomore Clt1ssP .- Crescent Band Treasurer National Honor S0- ciety lunior Class Play Home Room Officer Thuxsa Beavers Sunshine Society febaie Senior Play GAA. Margaret Bohlander Sunshine Society Student Council Pep Squad Proqrarn Committee Band Orchestra G.A,A. Donald Brown E-lVlen's Club Football Basketball Home Room Officer Ioan Clabaugh Megaphone Sunshine Society SE Richard Cleaver Mixed Chorus Iunior Clfiss Play Senior Class Pluy Dramutics Band Boys' Glas Club Doris Cochran l.f1ii'i Cfuh TrC1:'c Girls' Chorus Senior Class Plvwy Baud Drf:ii'7t'c,: Le Roy Dellinger Projection Club Senior Class Play Mixefl Chorus Sec. - Trels. lu ui Class Home Room Officer Shirley Ellis Yell Le-ider Mequpliouo G.A.A. Pep Comuuttee Kenneth Free Iuriior Class Play Projection Cluli Mixed Chorus Dramotics Assistrmt Lik"cirirm NIORS Arnold Clugqish lf Meds Club Foothill Gene Conard Wilma Derrickson Bcmd G.A.A. Lois Everling GA .A. Ioseph Fritz E-lvleifs Club Pep Committee Football Arlene Coats Mixed Chorus Kay Cotton Debate l'lrnumtic's Iuuior Class Play Suuszhine Society National Honor Society Crt-scent Betty Dickey Niivmrinl Honor Society luuior Class Play Crescent Bruce Fetz Ruud Mary Frye lunior Class Play Band SENIORS Richard Goins Patricia Griffin Band Sunshine Society G.A.A. Robert Harrison Home Room Officer cmcy Haynes rescent and atin Club rchestra unshine Society ational Honor Society ophomore Class Treasurer oreen Iones ssistant Librarian ,A.A, onie Room Officer arqueena Kiefer horus ramatxcs .A.A. nior Class Play enior Class Play ep Committee onie Room Officer Alfred Hurling Senior Class Play Dramatics Latin Club Richard Hobbs Football Latin Club E-lVlen'S Club Kathryn Kane G.A.A. Soph, Class Officer ISL losephl Karol Kleinbub Debate Dramatics Sunshine Society Girls' Glee Club lunior Class Play Senior Class Play Mixed Chorus Cv.A,A. Charles Haas E-Men's Club Football Charlene Haskett Sunshine Society William Hoppenrath Latin Club Track Louis Kelley Crescent Projection Club Harry Knotts Football Student Council E-Men's Club Soph. Class Officer LSL losepl-N SENIORS Rosella Knotts Chorus Sunshine Society Bill Leavell Robert Lytle Carol Kurtz G,A.A. Sunshine Society Draniatms Home Room Offiver Iunior Class Play Senior Class Play Barbara Leisure Band Orchestra Crescent Sunshine Society National Honor Society llrrrnmtics Iumor Class Play Iames Merritt Football Basketball E lVl'lll'S Club Trm'l: Charles Leakey Aq. Basketball William Loser ?'roject1on Club 'lnrriys ond Buckets David Morgan Rosemary Murphy Charles McCarthy Ruth McCreary Chorus Fiinslxiziw Scwiwty Mixed Chorus Doris McMinn lc an McQuinn Hebert Naden Chorus llcmd Blind G,A.A. lll'fllllUlli'S Foy? Glee Club l mor Class Play l'l':'msfcfrrorl school Qmizoi' Class Play SENICDRS Rose A. Pennington Virginia Perry Robert Reed lunior Class Play Senior Class Play lane Ann Ring Rita Louise Robbins George Robinson Home Room Officer Megaphone Donald Roop Raymond Ross Betty Lou Rott Assistant Librarian Band Crescent Harold Schimmel obert Schuck asketball Victor Seriqht Band lunior Class V. Pres. Dramatics Latin Club Orchestra lunior Class Play Senior Class Play Edna Simpson Sunshine Society G.A.A. Senior Class Play Ioyce Shaw Sunshine Society Karl Smith Band Boy's Glee Club SENIORS Lois Ann Stuck Robert Sullivan Doris Todd Crescent Smlf 'Wmmotics G.A.A. Ronald Wariel Home Room Officer Patsy Stoner lll'f'IlllV'Ilil'S Girls Gloo Club Sclmox' Class Plvwy Fred Swihar! Blind Bois Glo? Club Ioyce VcnNess Russell Warner Iumes Russell Webb Wqndq Welches llrrlruotiffs lrxtin Club Track lunior Class Play Phyllis Strong 'X rmimhrs Xlwqnplioue F 1 islmw Soriely Avis Thompson fobmtv i.A.A. Iames Wardwell Football Dolores Watson lumor Class Play Band f'msl'mit Stuff Barbara Wells ' rmnntics V:ll'l'S Glee Club lwtm Clulw SENIORS Eugene Whisler Fred Whitenack Bernitu Wittkamper Band Girl's Glee Club Iecmnine Wimer Wilbert Wise Darlene Young Football Basketball Home Boom Officer Donald Green Floyd Hosietter Dennis Robinson Student Council Junior Class Play Iunior Class Presi- dent T. J X14 Charles Baznes , . , . Harry Livengood , George Acres , Gloria Gilmore. JUNIORS The Class of '48 has now reached its junior year, and very proud of itself it is, too. Ever since this class entered Wendell Willlcie High School, it has shown a fine school and class spirit in everything it has done. As individuals and as a group the present junior class has always endeavored to be helpful and useful ciiizens of our school, and to do all in its power to uphold the regulations which govern it. As seniors this class will, of course, continue the good conduct and traditions which have characterized it. As the iuniors rise in the school rating it is only natural that This year they sponsored a class play, class parties, the prom, and other activities which were enjoyed by many, and which gave promise of what should be enjoyed next year when the Class of '48 will no longer he their activities should increase. juniors. Viceflaiesident President ..,,Treasurer , . . .Secretary ' f .IUNIORS Georqe Acres lack Adair Charles Allen Paul Altherr Bill Anderson Burvia Anderson Beverly Balser Charles Barnes Anita Beckett Louise Bell Louis Benidict Patty Benedict Donald Allen Philip Arnold Clara Beeman Donald Benefiel Charles Alley lo Ann Ault lean Betty Beilhartz Rosalee Bennett JU Barbara Bivens w.-lfQll'!lG Blair Mrrrqalefl Bruyles liry Bucci lofi Cunnan Pqlnert Connors Barliara fflinw Dalurfls Carvrnans NIORS Mary Boring Mary Frances Cain l-larolal Chriss Charles Copher Virginia Bouslog Birde-na Campbell Betty Clark lo Ann Colton Roland Brown lalm Campbell lerry Clark Rrbert Crcusore UNIO Fuby Crcclceti Catherine Davies lllene Dellinqer Bircliard Duflit Lcwell Ebert Belly Erdman Vllillis Fern Maurice Feitiq Evelyn Franklin Harold Goins lack Gordon B:iiy Green K . A ,. Q 4, Q, r, . i ., 5 lc ,. , I Q. . R S lrene Dellinqer Roy Erdrnan Evelyn Fritz Rita Gross Panel Dietzer Ben Farr Gloria Gilmore Donald Guard lqraduates in '4 il JUNIO fTl'l1lL"f1'1'1I'1 XLXIUVI H ' LEGS if-tV',' H'-'xtfn ' ' H Hin wTI""t 'J' H Pm 'L Hum I1 A 1 . 4 Wm Ef,f:yf4Hl1 11 s Bevmly E Ln H Amelin Evplyn Holm 'I1Qii?I5I,Yl Hcllinqsw :',1 rth Hvqlaos RS Lama Hmdvbr-1 Izzyk Hershey R Vw? Hunk IPI! 1. Hkx111'srxl1 wk Vf1'c1zM1:2 Husvcust Phyllls Hiwf Paul Hfwvm Tdwu HUlf'hwSUI 4 1-qi 3' Y-vi 'IKE w-ff xud Xfwvv F, G' I 0 I' Parham Huichison ,.'7CIilUll Kmiis Wanda Lcweillyn Fatty Morris A w 5 5 ' 'SFU JUNIORS 1:31 Igrdcu jNm"c2lIu Kffns Vui Livencwcvd VVi11iCIH1 Ivlfwscheili Pauline Iordcm FrCmc'9:s Kelley Shiley Krebs SCUT Lrlsley BN Lynfzs Eovevly Igfliller Sue Arm Murray Dfixloles Mcflcm i1'I Ian Kififif'-y Fine t Law Hcfx Moody Ge-mud? Mf'Lf'f1rtl1y ic , -,sz I M 4, 6 Q t i ., " , iff rf 'EW K P ? 1 ' ' l P 53325 ,tri fr R' ' ' ,P ' ' ' 2. V' 122213 fn Hamid McEifiesh Martha Parr Rosemary Pool Betty Rockhili .IUNIO Rosemary McE1wee Verna Ieari Parrill Iames Poole Ioyce Romine Norman McGraw Betty Peitz Verlin Quick Mary Rott RS Richard McQuitty Mary Perry Maurice Robertson Larry Runnels V815 1 ZS. lack Parker David Peters Richard Robbins Tack Scott Mary Schuclc Phyllis Sizelove Leroy Siewari Max Summers 'rf-qv""V .IUNIORS loseph Se-ibold Leis Slaytcn David Sicclcdale Leda Tanzelli H fl' y X 'M' R if Xl , w S SY E f in f . V yy l L , 5 I lack Shaffner Barbara Shaw Fred Small William Smith fean Stone Patrice Sianqeway Dcriald Thcmas Dcirle Lou Tranbarger Richard Sivert Carol Southern Thomas Striker Fred Tyner V po- X Jn! I - l - , r .IUNIDRS Madeena Walker lizrlnes Wardwell Harvey Warner Charlotte VVaymire Bennie Wells Anna Whalen Robert Wheatley Ava lee Whisler lames Whlsler Thomas Williams Q , THE STUDENT'S PAGE No Escape Morning, A cold, cheerless dawn in which there is no hope or future, Tlne misty drizzle ot rain that is talling almost obscures the view ot the cfcsilate plain. But not altogether, Wlna' is that that looms so ominously behind the curtain ot rain? It beccrres clcarer now. lt is the walls ot the state prison. Solid grey stone walls that rise bleakly from the deserted plain and seem to reach up to the dark overcast heavens. The entire scene is one ot ccmplete, hopeless desolation. Suddenly a shadow at the base ot the wall detaches itself from the surrounding darkness and darts into the protecting cover ot the rain and m:sts Surely it is imagination. No one would be roaming the plain at this dreary hour. Eut it is a person, not merely an imaginary shadow outside the prison walls, tor almost immediately the lang, drawn-out whine ot the siren cuts thrcugh the thick, murky dusk ot dawn, A prisoner has escapedl The search lights pierce the sheets ot rain with their long tingers. Soon the gates swing' slowly, almost reluctantly, open, and guards pour through them, eagerly locking tor the tugitiye, The burly guards also disappear into the shielding curtain ot rain, Almost too soon, it seems, they reappear dragging the recaptured convict with them Slowly they approach the grim, foreboding walls which seem unwilling to let cyen one poor inmate escape. As the last man disappears inside the wall, the nassiye gate swings creakingly shut and closes with a tinal desolate clang Within the hated walls the turmoil dies as the prisoner learns that there is no cscape tor him The oyer-hanging clouds appear to settle more closely to the earth The mists and rain are thicker now, and once more the walls are practically obscured trom view, The same deathly quietness again settles oyer tho barren plain, fhlancy l-laynes Tw -1: N :if V, , f .A 'z J, Lgffkt ' 5 SOPHOMORES Looking back over previous annuals, we found that in 1890 there were no sophomores. The three years of high school were freshman, junior, and senior. How could the school get along without the sophomores? That is the question. After all, when you are a freshman, you are nothing: but when you are a sopho- more, you begin to come up in the world. During this year, class cfficers are elected, because the chief reason for electing officers is to promote a feeling of unity, friendship, and class spirit among the members. The sophomores certainly have not let the school get along without them this year. David Pace .. P e id rt Richard Brenner Vice Presidert ludy Sloan. ,. , . Ser etary Marilyn Stoker. ,, .. , Trewsurer SOPHOMCJRES Dick Adair Lowell Alexander Beatrice Arnold Marilyn Ausiin Clemence Baker I-'rank Bannon Barbara Baxter Freddy Bivens Donald Bohlander Eugene Borufi Kennelh Boruff Beverly Boyclen Loren Boyer Richard Brenner lack Brewer lack Burkhardt Rosalie Buttler Donald Caldwell Fred Caldwell Ralph Carpenter Iohnny Carroll lack Case Doris Champion Harold Clary Richard Cline Phyllis Cloud Nancy Clyde Gene Cyzner -Meigs: ' f gg ,iw V: .: rl If ' Q .f ll ,Q V if. H , W KX 1 I I ff A ':' - f : W .3 'N-. M734 . v'- i.a i SGPHOMORES Bill Collins john Conwell lack Ccsion Leslie Gourinpy l-,lqiiy furininqliain Marilyn Darrow Leon Davenpori Marilyn Davies Bill Devsr Virqle Dickey Marilyn Dcverslierqer 'JVilf'Gi,i Dudley Ver: Ebert Richard Fish Richard French loyce Gardner Kay Gilnk-ons Cafolyn Gill Donald Gill Louis Gillrsrnio l ' lack Gipson J .. 1 V ' Q ' H lohn Glotvbach ,1 , ., I - H Efiman Goodrich .a-A i I j f luck Graham -Y ,' gs - Q2 A-3 .- Q, " l A 1, Q HQ: l PM ph F. Q -' Y L lxCTITlf'l Gwen Y . , G x Ricfliarcl Grain 111' I i ,E .3 Billy Groavsr Q V K 4 Vw' V V S7171-' Y UW 1, A , larnes Hamilton ' ' ,, 'ir Q, liwf SOPHOMORES Karnes Hamilton lsyce Hannah Elaine Harbit Bill Harris Gene Harrison Mary Kathryn Hartinq Rclaeta Harvey Virainia Haynes Maxine Heater Fred Henderszri Marilyn Hendersrn lames Henneaan Lowene Hinds Henry Hollensbe Billie Holliday Merrill Holmes Ccralyn Hood Ctis Hoppenratli Duane Hunt lcyce Hussonq Kenneth Iarrett Camline lanes Edna Keim lim Lasley Tom Leathers lanet Legg William Leqq Donna Leisure N 50- '51 N Q L . tr!! Isx - Y . -1' r if A 4 i i an K. 7'NJ SOPHOMORES loan Lewis loyce Lcclce Marlene loci lcvlm Lcwwder lames Marley Evonnei Mclfall Torfaen MCCorkle l-lcrfilrl McGuire Doris McNeely Ethel lVlCVVlll1"1lllS William Mlller Edward Miller Beverly Mer! Vera Nash Henry Nickel Phyllis Owen loan Owens David Pace Thelma Perry Charlene Pierce Flora Puterbauqh Florence Quick Donald Haines lames Reed Dfrrcas Rich Rolaeil Relzuclc lane Riley Elncra Ritter SOPHOMORES Ioan Sams Dolores Sattler Opal Shaw Vernard Skinner ludith Sloan Eva Mae Srnitii Noramae Smith Dorothiea Snipe Richard Squier Kenneth Stage Beverly Slam Lois Stevens Marilyn Stoker Robert Stone lack Stranqeway Claraloelle Theobald Ronald Virgil Dallas Walker Beverly Walsh Dora Nell Wardwell Vtfilliam Warner Marcia Waymire loe Webb Iohn 'Wiancl Charles Wilburn loan Wilburn lames Wilhoit Dorothy 'Noodrum f' A. tot. if 5 at at K '41 slit 3... ., at YES Have you ever been conscious of the eyes which loo': at you each day? Notice those big, brown eyes of the boy in English class, the laughing blue eyes of your best girl friend, and the serious, grey eyes of your teacher. All through life you must look at the eyes which watch you each day. Always the laugh- ing eyes, bright eyes, serious eyes, crying eyes, sad eyes, and frightened eyes cf other people will watch you. Some people can express fear, anger, hate, and many other emotions with their eyes. f-laven't you known some persons who talked with their eyes? When angry, their eyes cloud up and immediately their anger becomes obvious to all the people around. As you walk down the street the next time you are going home, watch the eyes of the people about you--the wistful eyes of the little girl who is stand- ing in front of the candy shop, the merciless eyes of the man who is standing on the street corner, and the kind, generous eyes of the middle-agecl woman who is getting on a bus. Become aware of them! There are no two people in the world who have exactly the same kind of eyes, for behind every pair of eyes is a different brain with different thoughts. These thoughts show in the eyes of hu- man beings. l hope l have made you aware of the eyes of the world. Notice them. Learn to tell what they are thinking. 'Nho knows? - Thursa Beavers. tt X g FRESHMEN Green-that is their color ond thot is how they come to us. They stdrt out very promptly to live up to this vivid color by going up the down storirs dnd vice Verso. Ot course, they ore helped in their mistakes by the wise old seniors who send them to the wrong classes, lusuotlly ending up in the otficel, sell them the wrong books ond give them fictitious messages. Never mind though, Freshies, some ddy you will he upper clotssmen ond con help the incoming freshmen dlong ds you hove been helped. Put Cook, Pdvid Copher, H en l y e Tyne :rf-. ff? 4 45' L .42 . 1 ? ,,. r is'Tf-55 I Q .,,, ,, in gl Wx FRESHMEN Donald Davis Myrna DeLong Colleen Duffitt lchn Dutfitt Charles Dunn Ioe Durr Constance Ellis Pauline Evans Betty Farr Iames Fettiq Patricia Fihe Carolyn Fincher Earl Foley loanne Fox Charles Frazier 'P' ' Dale French Robert French David Fuller Danny Gardner Richard Gill Robert Gill Lois Gillespie Mary Goodwin Kathleen Graham Delberta Granger r .lu W . Dorcas Hahn y yy ij! ' ti Robert Hanover A 1 - 'fa ,Qi ."d Av -nur va- P 5 L-1 I r un.. Jr' i 'o,5 11 IVA va. FRESHMEN Boririie Hartiri-1 Nancy Hartley Nmary Helix' Neva Heridersuri Mirkey Honrieqazx Morris Herkless Mary lo Herniak Verna Hiqli Dbrialfl Hill loarme Hillara Marilyn Himelick Caralyri Hobbs Dallas Hobbs lack Hobbs Williaiii Hobbs Maraaiel Holi Lois Hoslellei Torrimy Hubbard Euqene Huifer Donald Hualies Robert Huriisiriqer Ray Jackson Alice Iones Donald Kane- . Jerry Karch Grover Kelley Barbara Kelley La Voice Kelley 'x- FRESHMEN , A -.: YQ' 'llielma Kennedy il f' . , , , U ,. .. Herbert Lamliert , ,...,, W if"s'A Billy Lange K if 2 lack Lamb .. A ., A I Y' 1 A -. f tp?" " W' L1 W -,f if- Phyiiis Legg L N" David Leisure ' R t ga. Billy Lewis fl 7 1 Mary Lau Liqqeti Q g L L - i ' fa' A ' , L . ' 5'. --!' 9 5 , is Shirley Loser K h Barbara Lydick Herbert Lycliczk k,.. I b , , A -, . 'Willadene Lynas -.z,' A V Max McCarlcle M " lacquelirie McGuire ii ' V A Vlfilliam McGuire ' K J or J A Y' ' A :". I "'--all Z, . Richard McMal'ian g '.' In L Q--' 'Q , I A .. 7 ' :'2 Q if Vivian McQueen Bob MCQuiity Gene Maley Darrell Miller lcan Moody ' Bill Morgan A 'W A V V Patricia Murphy Q' Larry Noble L - Carl Noel ' lj i Earl Neel A. . j ':"- ' Z E S Q U4 9 E 3' i i s ,L we -4 G if .Q Q 'U GJ D. P1 O f . . ki, 5 . -4 'ik fa y AA' ' S. L l uv 'Ari L 4 ar Z V R ,f ""- Q ll. Cx' ,A lim ,Q FRESHMEN 'Wilbur Perkins Patricia Phillips Kenneth Purtee Donald Quarles lSoph.J' Vtfarren Ramey Lena Reveal Dick Robbins Delores Robertson Linda Robinson Iames Rockhill Roger Roe lean Roland leanine Sanders Billy Schimmel Martha Scircle Ralph Scott Paul Sballenberqer Rita Shaw lay Simmons leannine Singer Barbara Skillman Iohn Slayton Robert Small Betty Smedley Hezliert Smith Marqaret Smith Phyllis Sosbe Carol Sowash FRESHMEN William Stone Ierry Taylor Madonna Taylor Charles Thornberry Helen loyce Tyner Carl Utterback Eugene Van Ness Phyllis Walker Barbara Watson Bill Waymire lames Webb Leo Webb Ierry Wheeler Betty Whitaker Robert Whitehead Bill Wiand Marilyn Williams Alice Wilson , J Y st 'lu i Q- lf, x, X T Wy in X-ap :qi Zaemii Emm- This section refers to the vorious orqonizortions which provide octivity in our school. Everyone knows thot school Woulcl be very clull it there were no extro-curriculctr octivities for the purpose ot occupying our leisure tirne. Activities ore the very hock- hone ot our school system. Seated Anita Beckett, Gloria Gilmore, Charlotte VVavniire, Barbara Leisure, Betty Morris, Alice Hiinfsincer, loan Stone. Standing---Richard Sivert, Dolores Mc- Can, Io Ann Cotton, Nancy Haynes, Moody. At desk Kay Cotton. NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY The National Honor Society is a nation-wide aganization. Members are chosen from the xippcr ten per cent ot their class, and member- ship is based upcn four aualitiesffcharacter, leadership, scholarship, and service. Probation- ary membership has been granted to a group ct juniors and seniors, but permanent members may be chosen only upon graduation. Lifetime membership is then bestowed upon those who aualify. By honoring Worthy students and pro- moting worthwhile activifies, the N a t i o n al Honor Society is definitely an asset to our high school. The Honor Roll is a method by which our school honor students strive for and attain a goal worthy of recognition. These students have maintained an "A" average tor the semester in at least four solid subiects. Scho- lastic attainments should not be underesti- mated, and we hope more names will be added to the Honor Roll. Katherine Fetz, Betty D i c k e y, Rex HONOR ROLL Standing-Jeanie B r o y I e s, N a n c y Haynes, M i c k e y Hennecjan, Clayton Smith, William Lange, Larry Noble, Tom Hubbard, Ieannine Sanders. Seated Katherine Fetz, Dorothy Wood- rum, Betty Dickey, Barbara Leisure, Kay Cotton, Marilyn Darrow, Verna lean Parrill, loan Stone, Martha Davies. Standing Charlrztte Vfayniiie, Amelia Hcllintgswfrtli, A v i s Tiioiiipsoti, la C lc Parker, Kay Ccztcn, Mr. Donald Firown, sponsor, lcon Cotton, 'lhursa Shavers, Petty Peitz, Dick Robbins, Bill Stfwe. Seated Karol Kloinbub, Verna lean Parrill, lohnny Ciairfill, Cail Utteilnach, lim Hamilton. DEBATE The 1946-47 Debate Society has gone places and accomplished things. Some of their ac- complishments are: Non decisional debate with Fairmount. Two day debate conference at Purdue Uni- versity. l2 team invitational tourney at Laporte. Didn't place. Victory at the Wabash invitational tourney. T6 won, none lost.l Debate sectional. Another victory-T4 won, none lostl. Defeated Richmond and won the regional! The debate team now advances to the state finals at North Manchester College where they will compete with seven other re- gional winners. Our Debate Society is one of which we should all be proud. The question debated this year was, briefly: That the government should institute socialized medicine. Those on the affirmative "A" team were Amelia Hollingsworth, and Thursa Beav- ers. Those on the negative team were lack Parker and Kay Cotton. Charlotte lNay- mire served as the only alternate. ln 387 BC., Plato, the great philosopher, was responsible for the first idea of student government. He organized an Academy com- posed of teachers and studen's. This was the first time students were given the right of hav- ing self-government. Down through the years, many people have contributed to this idea un- til it has grown into a nation-wide organization with the purpose of teaching self-government. In our high school, we have a very efficient and progressive student council. The members have been doing commendable work, and much credit for the fine management of the student council should be given to its sponsor, Mr. Scott. STUDENT COUNCIL First Row -M a r t h a Davies, Marjorie Waymire, Alice Huntsinqer, To Ann Ault, Margaret Bchlander, Kay Gibbons, Bev- erly Mort, Ncraznae Smith, Nancy Clyde, Patricia Phillips. Second Row Benjamin Farr, D o n a l d Green, H a rr y Knotts, Richard Sivert, Rex Moody, Max Summers, Harry Liven- good. Third Row---Mr. Scott, sponsor, Perry Mangas, Charles Dunn, Vifilliam Stone, William Lange, Henry Hollensbe. x K ll! SUNSHIN Sunshine Societies are established in many communities throughout the nation. All girls of high school age are eligible for membership. The Elwood chapter was organized in l943 and in November, l946, the district convention was held at the Willkie High School with three hundred girls in attendance. The Society has high ideals and its goal is t'o help the needy, bring cheer and comfort to shut-ins, and share happiness with others. At Christmas time the girls help the less fortunate in their community. A very important project of the society is the Riley Fund. Each chapter makes an annual pledge which is sent to the Riley Memorial Hospital in lndianapolis. Each year a Sunshine camp is held at Camp Tecumseh for the Sunshine girls who are in- First Row Shirley Loser, Delores Sattler, Dorthea Snipe, Iudy Sloan, Kay Gibbons, Miss Koons, sponsor, Carol Kurtz, Margaret Bohlander, Betty Heaton, Beverly Boyden, Pat Murphy, Sue Alvey, Barbara Nell Leisure, Mary Harting. Second Row--loan Burchette, Martha McCreary, Ioan Clabaugh, Evelyn Bennett, Opal Shaw, lean Roland, Eva Mae Smith, Edna Simpson, Anita Beckett, Patricia Griffin, Joyce Locke, Marlene Loer, loyce Hannah, Marilyn Hen- derson, Marilyn Davies. Third Row-Kathleen Graham, Betty Farr, Rita Gross, Beatrice Arnold, Evelyn Fritz, Martha Parr, Martha Broyles, Vera Ebert, Martha Scircle, Linda Robinson, Madonna Taylor, Pat Phillips, Helen Tyner, Barbara Skillman, lean Broyles. Fourth Row Rosalee Bennett, Dixie Collins, Phyllis Sosbe, Barbara Watson, Nancy Cotton, Marilyn Williams, leannine Sanders, Myrna DeLong, Clemence Baker, Phyllis Owens, Jane Riley, Carolyn Hood, Evonne McCall, Ioyce Gardner, Marilyn Stoker. Fifth Row- Mary Helen Goodwin, Neva Henderson, E SOCIETY terested. At this camp the girls participate in handicraft, sports, and devotional periods. In addition, they are given an hour's instruction daily in Sunshine activities. A very beautiful and impressive candle- light service was held in the auditorium this year when both old and new members were initiated. Regular meetings are held once a week and officers elected for this year were: President, Carol Kurtz: Vice-President, Betty Heaton: Secretary, Kay Gibbons: Treasurer, Iudith Sloan: Corresponding Secretary, Mar- garet Bohlander. Miss Koons is Sunshine sponsor. For training our high school girls to become better citizens of America, this is one of the most Worthwhile organizations in our school. Alice lones, lacgueline McGuire, Wiliclene Lynas, Karol Kleinbub, Carolyn Cox, Bonna Clark, Mary Cunningham, Barbara Baxter, Maxine Heater, Ianet Legg, Ioan Wil- burn, Marilyn Doversberger, Ethel McWilliams, Verna lean Parrill. Sixth Row-Gertrude McCarthy, Irene Dellinger, Ioan Moody, Martha Davies, Florence Burchette, Wanda Lewel- lyn, Caroline lones, Lcwene Hines, Roberta Harvey, Mary Schuck, Francis Kelley, Velma Haas, Thursa Beavers, Kay Cotton, Alice Wilson. Seventh RowfMarilyn Davies, Ilene Dellinger, Dora Nell Wardwell, Edna Keim, loyce Hussong, Clara Bee- man, Marilou Knotts, Marcella Koons, Virgie Dickey, Lois Hostetter, Phyllis Legg, Thelma Kennedy, Clarabelle Theo- bold, Charlene Pierce, Elaine Harbit, Delores Robertson. Eighth Row-Betty Eeilhartz, Barbara Cline, Pat Bene- dict, Leda Tanzilli, Vivian McQueen, Betty Peitz, Mary Lou Liggett, Ioyce Shaw, Charlene Haskett, Shirley Krebs, Mari- lyn Himelick, Dorothy Vtfoodrum, Virginia Haynes, Beverly Stam, loan Sams, Louise Boyer. CRESCENT As the years pass and the World changes, there is always some book or some document in which you can turn back the pages of time and review in your memory the good old times at W.H.S. Cf course, l am referring to the Crescent. Naturally, this book could not exist if it weren't for the make-up staff, the picture staff, the assistant editor, the editor, and the sponsor. Much praise for the success of the Crescent should gc to Miss Barnes, the spon- sor, as she worked untiringly on this project. VV'ith her guiding hand she has been an in- spiration to every member of the Crescent. First Row Ileft to rightl-Robert Sullivan Designed the first semesterl, Delores Watson, Mary Perry, Doris Todd, Phyllis Hiatt, lo Ann Ault, Max Summers. Second Row-Virgie Dickey, Verna Parrill, loan Stone. Beverly Boyden, Beverly Stam, Marilyn Stoker, Phyllis Owen, Kay Cotton, Betty Morris, Gloria Gilmcre, lacqueline Guard. We have heard of loyalty to our school, loyalty to our country, and loyalty to our foot- ball and basketball teams. We hope you feel the same loyalty towards your yearbook. You know everyone likes being praise d for his work, so if you really enj oy this Crescent, please tell the staff. The staff also Wants to thank you for backing them up and giving them a foundation to work upon. May you enjoy and treasure this Crescent for many, many years. Third Row-Betty Dickey, Henry Hollensbe, Iimmy Lasley, Dclcres Commons, Anita Beckett, Alyce Kaye Hughes, Nancy Clyde, Nancy Haynes, Barbara Leisure, Helen Gill, Dolores McCan, Miss Barnes, sponsor. Fourth Row-David Pace, loan Cotton, limmy Hennegan, Charles I-lasecuster, Dick Sivert, Larry Runnels, Louis Kelly. l L l Seated Miss Allen, sponsor, Charlotte Waymire, Amelia I-lolliniisworth, Shirley Ellis, Alice Huntsinger, Rita Robbins, Bcity Eoilhatz, lcvcs Romine. Standing' lack Parker, Marilyn Wil- liams, Edna Bennett, Barbara Hutchison, lo li n ny Carroll, Pat Eenezlict, Carol Southern. MEGAPHONE The Megaphone staff belongs to the Indiana High School Press Association and each year members attend the press meetings at Frank- lin, Indiana. Everyone appreciates the Megaphone be- cause it is our school paper for the students, by the students, and about the students. Under the capable supervision of Miss Mary Allen, the sponsor of the Megaphone, the staff is able to produce one of the best school-papers in the state of Indiana. We feel sure that our fine paper is the result of the tireless effort on the part of every staff member. The Megaphone is a sixesheet newspaper which contains editorials, book reviews, ac- counts of school social activities and several feature articles. A new column, "What Do You Think?" has been added to the paper. ln this column any student can express what he or she thinks about any subject. Many students have already taken advantage of this oppor- tunity for expressing his views. Shirley Ellis's, "Rabbit Tales," provides the hurnor. lack Parker writes the sports page which always proves interesting-especially to the boys. The articles, "For Men Only," and "For Girls Only," give both sexes knowledge of the latest fash- ions from a student's viewpoint. No paper is complete without a gossip col- umn. Our gossip column, called "Off the Rec- ord," is written by Rita Robbins. Next comes the "Den Drollery," written by Carol Southern. This article tells about what happens in the Panther Den. Our Megaphone does a fine job of reporting all activities. Standing William l-Ioppenrath, Richard Squier, Wilfred Dudley, Victor Seright, Charles l-lasecuster, D a r l e Lou Tran- barger, Marilyn Darrow, Deloris Sattler, D Q r o t h y Woodrurn, Doris Champion, Carolyn Gill, Marilyn Davies, Leda Tanzilli, Margaret Broyles, Martha Parr, Nora Mae Smith, Doris Cochran. Seated lsecorid rowi-T a me s Webb, Richard Hobbs, Betty Morris, Charlotte Mfaymire, Dolores Commons, Charles Barnes, Io Ann Cotton, Mrs. Tones, spon- sor, loyce Hannah, Ioyce Locke. Seated Hirst rowl --Alfred Harting, Bev- erly Boyden, Alice Kaye Huches, Shirley Krebs, Mary Shuck. LATIN CLUB This organization is now two years old and it has grown steadily. lt will indeed continue to increase in the coming years with such an able leader and sponsor as Mrs. Tones. She has already encouraged and helped the Latin Club members. They now have their pins. The initiation tor the new members was the high- light of their activities. They also entertained at a Christmas party. Not only students who are now members ot the Latin class but also those who have had Latin in previous years are admitted to mem- bership in the Latin Club. we students ot Vfendell Willkie High School wish "o thank the program committee tor its good work this year. 'We have enjoyed very much the programs that have been furnished. Remember lack's Xylophone bond and their singer Nancy Miller? We also like to remem- ber some ot the other programs presented this year: The Red Spider, the Public Speaking pro- grams, the junior class play, Crescent play, Tcpper, Honor Day, Senior Day, our Chapels, Mr. Hararny, DeLoss Wallier, and the Liquid Air Man. Vtfe hope We may have as many fine programs next year. PROGRAM COMMITTEE Kay Gibbons, Mr. P. I. Davis, Mrs. Mary Records, Margaret Bohlander. """" DRAMATICS First Row-Carolyn Hood, loan Lewis, Nora Mae Smith, Doris Todd, Birdena Campbell, Patricia Benedict, Phyllis Hiatt, Louise Bell, lo Ann Ault, Rose Alice Pennington. Second Row-V Marilyn Davies, loan Sams, Catherine Davies, Shirley Krebs, Mary F. Cain, Rosalee Bennett, Anita Beckett, Carolyn lones, Marqueena Kiefer, lacqueline Guard, Karol Kurtz, loan McOuinn. Third Row -lohn Carroll, Bill Stone, Betty Beilhartz, Carolyn Gill, Dolores Commons, Alice K. Hughes, Mar- jorie Waymire, Kay Cotton, Verna lean Parrill, Patsy Stoner, Gloria Gilmore, Phyllis Strong, Barbara Leisure, Kay Gibbons. Fourth Row 'David Leeson, Alfred l-lartinq, lames Webb, Chas. Dunn, Larry Noble, Carl Utterbach, Kenneth Free, Larry Runnels, Victor Seright, Richard Cleaver, Burvia Anderson, Clayton Smith, Harold Goins. Something new has been added! Mr. Brown is the new sponsor of the Dramatic Club. Since he knows and understands public speaking so well, he was indeed very capable in directing our plays. Our first production was the Christ- mas play which was given by the Dramatic Club this year instead ot the senior class which has heretofore had charge of the Christmas pro- gram. This year the Dramatic Club showed its ability not only in assisting in the dramatic pro- duction of the junior and senior class plays, but also in successfully presenting three one- act plays during the second semester. These plays revealed unexpected talent among those taking part in them. This club met during activities period on alternate Tuesdays. THE SENIOR CLASS PLAY This year the seniors made an excellent choice for their annual play. lt was an ex- ciing mystery called The Red Spider. Early in the year tryouts were heldy soon seniors began disappearing into the auditorium to practice behind closed doors. The subject matter of the play was eagerly sought by the uninitiated, lout the secret was kept success- fully. Suspense was heightened loy hairy red spiders crawling over the study hall slates. Members of the cast went around chortling evilly to themselves, almost driving their friends mad from curiosity. The teachers were nervous, the students were on pins and needles: but finally the "Day of Presentation" arrived. Yet before the high school could see this thriller, junior high school had to be satisfied. So all morning the tense high school sat in classes and study halls listening to screams, groans, and shcts. At last everyone filed in to his seat. The lights dimmedfwent out. The curtain drew Lack slowly fthe play was on! The last curtain closed. All sat back limply in their seats, realizing that The Red Spider, the first mystery ever to be given by a senior class of Elwood, was a SUCCESS! Seated lleft to riqhtlflfldna Simpson, Carol Kurtz, Karol Standing llelt to rightl-Mr. Brown, director, Perry Kleinbub, loan McOuinn, Doris Cochran, Marqueena Kiefer, Mangas, Alfred l-farting, Richard Cleaver, Leroy Dellinqer Virginia Perry, Doris Todd. Victor Seright. Standiria Barbara Lydick, Mary Goode Sfatcrl ltront rowl Vivian McQueen, l.. tt t, tiwht lo h n rt y Carroll, Philip Arnfrlrl, D nrrlrl Brown, lr., Doreen lanes, ftrwtty Rcilliartz, Wanda Lewellen, Mary Cllrtrrrtpiciri, Betty Green, Robert Harri- son, Hay Hass, Kenny Frce, and Miss Allen, sponsor. LIBRARY ASSISTANTS The duty of the library assistants is to check out books, and to be able to put them away quickly, They must know the shelf numbers and be able to place the books correctly. Scphomores, juniors, and seniors who wish to lfecomo library assistants may ask Miss Allen to work in the library. These students must be passing in all subjects, and have one tree period a day. One ot the least publicized, but most im- portant, organizations ot the school is the Trays and Buckets Club. Hard-working members of this organization are seen at every home basketball game selling potato chips, popcorn, ice cream, and soft drinks to those students who have worked up an appetite cheering the team. Another place you can always find these energetic people is in the Panther Den, taking care ot the coke bar every Tuesday and Saturday night. TRAY AND BUCKETS win, Vera Nash, Warren Ramey, Wil- liarn loser, Miss Digel, sponsor, Evelyn . . Brnnftt, Beverly Dennis, lerry Taylor, ' BV' lflf'C'lllllO, Bob McOuitty. l t I 1 Dart thfra Snipe, Opal Shaw, Dolores Rclrf-rtsnn, Alice Wilson, Beverly Mort, lin Ani Hurcliette, Ethel McWilliams. First Row lleft to rightl lames Wliisler, Richard Cline, lames Poole, lo h n n y Baden, Dick Squier, Kenny Free, Mr. Smith, sponsor, lim Hamilton, lim Lasley, Ralph Scott, Larry Noble. Second Rowe Donald Raines, lee lfllebb, Edward Miller, Herb Lydiclc, Verlin Quick, Kenneth Iarrett, Harlan Kiddey, Bill Loser. Third Row Kenneth Stage, Dick Sivert, lerry Clark, Louis Kelley, Errnan Gciodb rich, Willis Fern, Tom Leathers, William Lange, lack Scott, Donald Caldwell, Le- roy Dellinger, Ch a rle s Barnes, Max McCorkle. PROJECTICDN CLUB The Projection Club is one of our most popular clubs because during the year it brings Lis many films of interest which are helpful in our education. The club also brings us a few films for pleasure only during the year. This year there are thirty boys in the club and they have a new projector with which they have done a very good job under the direction of their president, Kenneth Free, and their spon- sor, Mr. Smith. At the basketball and football games we always notice the ushers Wearing their attrac- tive uniforms and doing their various iobs. They direct the spectators to their seats: they protect the lrasketball floor and pass out pro- grams. We also see them at the football games where they handle the crowds. This year there are eighteen members in the club directed by one head usher, Donald Benefiel, who was elected by the group. We are proud of this club and its sponsor, Mr. Davis. USHERS rsszn Eack Row-Howard Ebert, Paul Altherr, Iames Wilhoit, William Lynas. rett, Harold Chriss. ffcl, Charles Wilburn, Donald Caldwell. Second Row- Donald Quarles, la m e s Reed, Fred Tyner, Mr. Palmer Davis, spansor, Robert Benefiel, Kenneth lar- F'rst Row--Donald Bohlaniier, lames Whisler, Kenneth Eorutf, Donald Bene- Back Row Karl S m ith, Richard Cleaver. Second Row -William Waymire, Richard Goins, Perry Manaas. First Row Gene Clymer, David Pace, Harold Goins, H e n r y Hollansbe, David Copher. ELWOOD HIC-H SCHOCL BAND The history of the Elwood High School Band began in 1921 when the band was organized with Mr. Robert Burt as director. Mr. Cole re- placed Mr. Burt in 1937: Mr. Watkins succeeded Mr. Cole and in 1938 Mr. Gilkie took over Mr. Watkins place as director of music. At that time effort was concentrated upon symphony Work with a small band of thirty-eight mem- bers. ln 1941, the music department was taken over by L. Rush Hughes. Now in 1946, we have another new music director-Mr. Clifford Brugger. This year the band has marched and worked up various formations on the football field. Also after each basketball game, the band remained in the gym and played until all of the people had gone. Concerts were presented by the band on Sunday afternoons during the year for the en- joyment of the public. Another thing that has been added for the goal of the band is the "challenge system." Every six weeks Mr. Brugger goes through each section of the band, hears each person play individually, then places him where he is best suited. Also the band has a twirler, lo Ann Ault, and a drum major, Max Iordan. Their efforts have helped greatly in making the marching band a great success. The citizens of Elwood, as well as the stu- dents of the Willkie High School, are very proud of this band and of the work they are doing. First Row Betty Rott, Edna Bennett, Wilma Derrickson, Phyllis Hiatt, Earl Nole, Darle Lou Tranbarqer, Marilyn Darrow, Victor Seriqht, Gene Clymer, Charlotte Waymire, David Copher, Doris Cochran, Margaret Bohlander, Alice Huntsinqer, Nancy Haynes. Second Row-Marilyn Henderson, Virginia Haynes, Richard Squier, lack Scott, Larry Noble, Harold Goins, Delores Watson, Henry Hollensbe, Gloria Gilmore, Mar- jorie Waymire, Betty Rockhill, Phyllis Cloud, loan Mc- Quinn, Berneta Wittkamper, Lowell Alexander, David Pace, Berdina Campbell, Lowene Hinds, Richard French. Third Row-Barbara Watson, Nancy Cotton, Ioan Moody, Sue Alvey, Barbara Skillman, Mickey Henneqan, Martha Davies, Patricia Phillips, limmy Rockhill, Mary Perry, Charles Hasecuster, William Lange, Robert Naden, Perry Manqas, Richard Goins, larnes Lasley, Betty Erd- mcn, Charles Ccpher, William Waymire. Fowth Row-Helen Icyce Tyner, Karl Nole, Clarabelle Theobold, Richard Cleaver. Standing--Barbara Nell Leisure, lo Ann Ault, Max Summe's, Karl Smith, Scott Lasley, Charlene Haskett, Mr. Bruqqer, director, ' Back Row 'Scott Lasley, Nancy Haynes, Richard Goins, Charles Copher, Robert Naden, Katherine Fetz, Charles Hasecuster. Front Row- Charlotte Wayrnire, Margaret Bohlander, Phyllis Hiatt, Alice Huntsinqer. i JUNIOR HIGH SCHCDOL BAND First Row V-Hal Vtfaymire, Bill Whitenack, Mary Lou Scircle, Carolyn Spitzmesser, Dorothy Miller, Elizabeth Fetz. Iill Gipson. Second Row--Sue Ann Chesterfield, Charles Sykora, Booth Hamilton, Paul lean Hamilton, Iames Matchett, Ianice Henderson, Patricia Huntsinger, Nancy Sicler, Marilyn Cot- ton, Carolyn Clingenpeel, Phyllis Taller, Dorothy Creagmile, Harold Gill, Rosemary Henderson, Sue Leach, Shirley Strong. ' ' Third Row-Arlene Foley, Ioyce Hollensbe, Nancy Havens, Nila Io Phillips, Betty Baxter, lack Newkirk, loe Holtsclaw, Erma Barrett, Ann Trittipo, Richard Carter, Nor- man Nutter, lames Hancher, Carroll Alexander, Philip Haynes, Betty Watson. Fourth Row-f'Charles Whisler, Norman Erdman, Ray Hughes, Charles Hughes, Iohn Dehner, Mary Sue Robbins, Daniel Good, Sharon Skirvana Mrs. Bruager, director. Before 1943 there was no lunior High School Band. There was only the high-school band which Was made up of grade, junior-high and high-school students. In 1943 Mr. Hughes, our former music director, organized a B-band, now called the lunior High School Band, which con- sists of students from the fifth to the eighth grades. Mr. Brugger now leads the lunior High Band which practices three days a week during ac- tivities period. This organization has an award system much the same as the high-school band. Mr. Brugger has stated that he is well-pleased with this group. In previous years the Iunior High Band has participated in almost all of the concerts given by the high-school band. This year, however, the Iunior High Band presented its own concert in the Junior High Auditorium. This group is giving not only its own con- cert, but also is furnishing the music for the junior-high basketball games. These students will take part in the Spring Concert presented by the music department. This organization helps to train students coming into the high school band to fill vacant places left by graduating seniors. ORCHESTRA ln contrast to the marches, college songs, and lively music played by the band come the softer cmd sweeter selections played by the high-school orchestra. This organization is the oldest in the school and it was at one time the principal mainstay of the entire music depart- ment. Our orchestra has both junior high and senior high-school students. The orchestra will not participate in the concerts presented by the high school band this year, but it will present a program in the Spring Concert which will be given by all of the music department. The orchestra furnishes music for the junior and senior plays, and also for commencement. Mr. Brugger and the orchestra believe that much of the success of the orchestra is due to the efforts of Mrs. Zimmerman. Mrs. Zimmer- man is the instructor for stringed instruments. She teaches violin, cello, bass viol, and viola. Our sincere thanks to you, Mrs. Zimmerman. Front Row-Phyllis Hiatt, Clayton Smith, Evelyn Frank- lin, Charlotte Waymire, Darle Lou Tranbarger, Anita Beck- ett, Nancy Holtsclaw. Seccnd Row-Marilyn Darrow, loan Stone, Harold Goins, Henry Hollensbe, Victor Seriqht, Gene Clymer, Margaret Bohlander, Nancy Haynes, Robert Naden, Charles Copher, Willis Frye, Nancy Clyde. Third Row-Marjorie Waymire, Gloria Gilmore, Marilyn Henderson. Standing-Barbara Nell Leisure, Io Ann Ault, Scott Lasley, David Pace, Mr. Clifford Bruqger, director. F1rstRow llrrtrlyrr llcrvnl, Karol Klein- liulr, leaurrirro Srrner, lt'iFflLl3llllO MC- Guirr- Nancy llfflrri, F--r lrrrtr Skillman, lyltrrirvrrrrti llaylf r, Vivian Mcrfflireen, Pal- riwia Fyti, Patricia Phillips. Sl'C,'f'lll'l Row Kallrloeri Grtrlrarrro, lo Amr Bur-Jlretlo, Pt-rn 'Eur VVittlir'r:1ior', Mar- ilyrr Austin, Phyllis Srzvlvvo, Reverly Balser, Rita Shaw, lllrirr lflorrrrvtt, Delores Saltlvr, Myrna Dolfwnii Tlrird Row Lena Reveal, Pnl Murphy, Sue Alvwy, Marilyn D:ivorslre'asr, Phyl- lis lf-aa, larrot Lean, Roveily Rnyden, Mary Lou Rott, Patsy Stoner, Connie Ellis, Betty Smedley. Fourth Row Nina Henderson, Vera Ebert, Arleen Coats, lirycs Romine, El- nora Ritter, Vera Nash, Ports MoNeely, Nancy Clyde, Rfsemary Murphy, Flor- ence Burcliotte. First Row Mar' Summers, Robert Na- den, Richard Squier, Mickey Henneqan, limmy Roclchill, William Stone, Richard Fronch. Second Row Miss Lee, director, Karl Nole, Karl Smith, David Coplrer, Richard Cleaver, Vt'illitrrrr Dover, Vtlilliarri Way- mire, William Lanae. Third Row lark Scott, Pe"ry Manqas, Richard Goins, Larry Noble, Edward Dunn, Earl Note, Tlroriris Striker, First Row David Pore, Carolyn Hood, Karol Kleinhuh, learrine Sinoer, lac- aueline McGuire, Narcy Heflin, Nancy Clyde, Carol Sowaslr, Betty Srnedley, Connie Ellis, Patricia Fye, Marqueena Kiefer. Second Row lslcrrold Goins, lo Ann Burchetto, Berneta Wittlcamper, Marilyn Austin, Marilyn Dove-rsberqer, Beverly Boyden, Edna Bennett, Phyllis Sosbe, Myrna UeLona, Phyllis Hiatt, lacqueline Guard, Barbara Watson. Third Row Louis Benedict, Vera Eb- ert, Rosemary Murphy, Arleon Coats, Mary Rott, Patsy Stoner, Marilyn Hend- erson, Doris McNeely, Vivian McQueen, Vera Nash, Patricia Phillips, Marilyn Williams, Alice Wilson. Fourth Row -Donald Gill, Elton Hen- derson, David Copher, Gene Clymer, Richard Goins, Karl Smith, Robert Na- derr, lames Whisler, lames Webb, Low- ell Alexander, Kenneth Free, Thomas S"ilcci", Richard Cleaver. GIRLS C-LEE CLUB Again this year the girls glee club is com- posed oi girls from the fifth or sixth period study halls. Mr. Brugger is using a laboratory method which simply means that the girls are learning the basic principles of music. They sang for the Yuletide Echoes Decem- ber l5, and the Spring Band Concert. Several BOYS C- Glee clubs have been in existence in our high school for many years. The present boys glee club is composed of nineteen members who meet two days each week in the high- school auditorium. Miss Lee is the director and the accompanist is Gloria Gilmore. This glee club has steadily improved dur- MIXED This group, which is now known as Mixed Chorus, has taken the place of the Acapella Choir. lt is under the leadership of our music director, Mr. Brugger, and accompanied by one of its student members, Berneta Wittkamper. The chorus is made up of four-part harmony -soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. lt consists of fifty-four members, who meet on Tuesday and members sang in the solo contest at Blooming- ton. The members of the music department also participated in the Campus Comedies of 1946 which was given in April. The school has ap- preciated the good work and cooperation given by the glee club and we hope that the future glee clubs will be as progressive in their work. LEE CLUB C ing the year. Much new music has been pur- chased and many new selections learned for special programs. The boys sang for our Christmas program and during chapel hours for both junior and senior high schools. They appeared before the Elwood and Alexandria Kiwanis Clubs. HORUS Friday mornings during Activities Period. Because there were more girls than boys, the girls were tested for their vocal ability and the ones best qualified were selected so as to maintain an equal number of boys and girls. The chorus presented its first performance to the public on the Sunday of December 15, l946, .W ff -z if Q 'Q M ' 'Rd' B2 T5- 'mal L .,., ,4. J MSW' it QQDQ r .emu fdlfklezfzc Success is not measured with a hot-air gaugeg it is reckoned by the steel rule of achievement. Achieve- ment depends upon hard work and faith. The outstanding athletes of this year have reached their goal by at- taining success through achieve- ment. Athletically, we are what We are because We have a fine sense of sportsmanship W hi c h h a s been brought about by intelligent coaches, star players, and earnest yell lead- ers. Front Bow flett to rightl-Alack Gordon, student manager, lack Ccston, Herbert Booth, Donald Kane, limmy Acres, Willis Fern, Benny Wells, Loren Boyer, Iames Barker, student manager. Second Row-eGeorge Acres, Le' land Boyer, lim Merritt, Bichard Davis, Bill Hooker, Harry Liven- good, Ioe Fritz, Philip Arnold. Third Row-lim Allen, Coach, El- ton Henderson, Richard French, Floyd Hostetter, Arnold Cluggish, Charles Haas, Ronald Virgil, Don- ald Brown, Ir., Iimmy Wardwell, Kenny Purtee, student manager. Fourth Row David Peters, Ioe Cannon, Thomas Williams, Harry Knotts, lim Lasley, Scott Lasley, Wilbert Wise, Dick Hobbs. VARSITY FOOTBAL Last years Panther football team was one that will be re membered for a long While. The members of the team were all willing to give their best to win every game. The back field was easily the answer to any coach's dream. 'To top that, they had a line in front of them that could make holes big enough to drive a truck through. A few tough breaks fell the Panther's way. loe Fritz suffered a broken leg and was lost for the season after the West Lafayette game, and Zip Davis has a recurrence of an old injury that put him over with the water bucket for a set of games. However, loe's shoes were filled by lim Merritt while lack Coston, Willie Wise, and Scott Lasley all took a sling at Zip's spot. Yes, as a whole the Panthers were tough, but there's still another side to the story. A team's only as good as its coaches, and did we have a pair of good ones! When you put Bykowski on the line, and Allen with the back field and ends, what else could you have but a tough team? Yes, we can all say that the Panthers had "it" and they surely knew how to use what they knew even to the student managers who are the best in the business. But now all that is left in the minds of those seniors who ended their high-school football career is memories of "the good old days." FO TBA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Elwood 31-Alex U Elwood 21--Wabash 6 Elwood 594Noblesville U Elwood 64West Lafayette Elwood 7eKokomo ZO Elwood l9-Monticello l2 Elwood Bel-luntington 13 klwood 20-Marion 6 Elwood O-Anderson l2 Elwood 33fAleX 12 Total points: Elwood-202 Opponents494 l Front Row lleft to riqhtl' fuck Strange- way, Mickey I-Iennegan, Dick French, Iirn Hennegan, lim Webb, Tom Hubbard. Second Rowflvfyron Orbaugh, Dick Gill, Vernard Skinner, Duane Hunt, Ioe Sei- bold, Pat Cook, lack Hobbs. Third Row-Darrell Miller, Bill Mergnn, Maurice Herkless, David Copher, Charles Barnes, Iirn Hamilton. FRESHMAN FOOTBALL The freshmen football team made but few appearances upon the local gridiron last season, but when they did play, they per- formed in a promising way. As a whole the team was fast with Acres and Kane supplying the spark in the backfield and a hard- charging line. Frank Bykowski coached the yearlings through a fair season. Seasons record-Won one, tied one. 1 f wg, if 1 5 if vw -e. M "f A-f-P, i' A' 55 it Q? ,E 5' 1 id h Q '. I H , . v - ff QE ti? f Q 15554. g i I e 4 s -MQ. Img aw: . M 1 "'-vw-1-,, Back Row limes Merritt, Philip Arnold, Rtrlveit Slnivlc, lcland Boyer, Donald brown, Roland Brown, lim Allin, Coach, Front Row lack Hrrsliey, lames Wardell, 'Wilbezt Vflse, lack Shaff- ner, Elton Hcndersrn, Willis Fern. RSITY BASKETBALL This season's basketball team ran up against the toughest list of opponents of any team in the country. Despite this fact, the boys established a name for themselves that was feared by all their opponents. While dropping games to such teams as Southport, Hunting, ton, Rochester, Froebel of Gary, Anderson, and Tipton-all highly regarded in press polls throughout the season -fthey were able to step over Marion, Walztash, Peru, Plymouth, Alexandria, Hart- ford City, and Burris. On the whole we say, "Hats ott to the Panther BB. boys!" Rack Row loltn Inwder, Vernard Skinner, lack Coston, William Mo- wcliell, Richard Brenner, lohn ffonwell, Front Row Ronald Virail, Fred 'liJYtC'lDIS-tilt, Mfnirice Robertson, Scott lasley, Charles Crfplter, lack Swett, Standing- -ferry Ault, Ralph Fald- wcll, Richard Coston, Vx7illlam Huntsinqc-r, Donald W'are. Seated Thomas Haines, Buddy Cotton, lack Kiphart, Bill Lewis, Max Beeman. FRESHMAN BASKETBALL The little Panther's net team presented a strange caliber of ball in the past season, Coach Harry Bridges had quite a task in showing many ,of his bays the fundamentals of the game. Even though they didn't produce any sterling performances during the season, they did get that necessary experience needed to have winning teams in the future. Among some of the stiff competition met by the freshies were such teams as Anderson, Tipton, Frankfort, Alex, and Lapel. Their seasons record: 3 wins ll losses Back Row- Herbert Booth, Bill Morgan, Toe Durr, Iames Acres, David Leisure. S e C 0 n cl R o w--Dan Gardner, Iames Webb, Donald Kane, David Copher, Robert French, lack Laub, Earl Foley, First Row-Tom Hubbard, Mickey Hennegan, Pat Cook, Richard Gill, Robert Benefiel, Darrell Miller, Myron Orbaugh, lack Hobbs. F I mb md E mx .4 'fi X +1 f jk 2 ly my lf if 'K 1" fi" , A 5 2 1 ,Wk l U i , , , ar . --' 0 ' T 17 4 eu It 5. ,H .Q ,A an N Ng f Mfr 'FF' .,w , L -Q N4 xv, 1, 'V Lv Q AX Q 2 , AGRICULTURE TEAM Although we don't hear much about the agriculture basketball team, it is an outstanding athletic attraction tor those boys who are tak- ing an agriculture course. The boys who make up this team play exciting games and have good times just as the varsity players do. These athletically inclined boys have prac' tice at designated times during the Week in co' operation with their student coach, lack Her- Baclc Row-Mr. Palmer I. Davis, sponsor, Howard Ebert, lack Hutchison, Harold Chriss, George VVright, 'William Ly- nas, Ralph Bohlander, lack Hershey. shey. The boys also owe many oi their good times and successful games to their sponsor, Mr. Davis. The agriculture team had no specific sched- ule tcr the season. lt just played the Ag. team ct any other school who wished to compete with it. Although the boys were beaten by Alexandria and Anderson, they rolled over 'Walnut Grove. Altogether the l94'7 Agriculture team had a rather good season. Front Row -lames Smith, Fred Tyner, Donald Thomas, Paul Altherr, lack Parker, Iohn Hutchison. - TRACK TEAM liari: it W lack Slwiitixt r, Harry l.iv4-inf5o'id, Roland lwrf wrt, i'vi1rllC,liif1'gi:sYr Tl-fy .A.r"fl'l, RLlWitl'ilXl'1lQI1, Rich fxiti lf'i'.'v.: lfniitrs Mtf!i1f'. Traclc is one oi the least heard of sports of our school, but it is the best body-building sport there is. Last year's cindermen had but a few meets, and lost most of them, but they were able to place one man in the state meets eBob Courtney, All of the boys pictured were out this year. Amana some of the outstanding features of the Front How Max Summers, Vernard Skinner, Bill Hacker, lack Coston, Ronald Virgil, lack Hershey, Williain Happen- ratli. team last season were the dashmen, Courtney, Davis, and Coulter. Phil Arnold faired well in the middle distance races and Bob Courtney in the broad jump. The Panthers had a crack half- mile relay team composed of Davis, Summers, Coulter, and Courtney as anchor man. Because of the fact that the Crescent goes to press before the l947 season is over, no story will be carried concerning this season. GUR ADVERTISERS Without ddvertisers, it would be impossible to pub- lish or yedrbook. They' dre ols essentidi to us ds food is to growth. Advertising benefits two-told. it provides or method for the ddvertiser to reotoh his future buyers, ond it con- tributes iindrioidiiy to the pubiioottiori ot the drmuoti. Qrice dqdin, we wish to thomk Qur Advertisers. 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KRC Mr. Brugger handed a hatchet to Mari- lyn Henderson saying, "Try this on your piano." Q5 C. Smith-"Have you read 'Freckles'?" "Pooter" B.-"No, mine are brown." 'E Katherine Fetz-"lust think, every time I breathe some one dies." "Queenie" McQuinn-"Why don't you try I.isterine?" SNELSUNT1 GHUEEHY Fine Meats and Groceries Portraits of Beauty and Character payday .Szabo Phone 640 WI'IEELER'S MARKET Open 9:00 a. m.-11:00 p. m. Phone 849 2 J ACKQS GBOCEBY Meats, Fruits, and VeaetabIes U34 Main Cc111 1150 1512 scum "1" st. Drs. McDaniel 81 Johnson D. V. M. SMALL ANIMAL HOSPITAL Phones 215 cmd 1242 South A 61 18th H EAST SIDE ' Inc, .A dependable pIaoe to trade-- 31st. and Main St. DeSOTO AND PLYMOUTH sae serve . THE HoME LUMBER BEST WISHES From COMPANY C WCLQQK 1 IQII so. "B" s1. A111111 E. B911 Phone 132 Manager - A C M E " ELWOOD, INDIANA AUTO BODY SHOP Complete Auto Body and Radiator Service 4.1 NM KJ .J - fi. ... E W. ,- ,ri :tim I, , Q gig nf .,,,,. HJ Yi E SQ T A I X "' Q V i 1: r R-'H 6 T 3 131 :fy wikfrf B , A has-aim :Y , :F .- 3 1 -ah M ,j' wk . , - Q3 Tilir cw 31 M fx ai? 5 ' 'V' , ., W fi X rw ,AQM g 1 4 'C if ,Q . ,JM m 1 1 V n,. ing gL'w,p.. - , ff, .y A Qg,vw'fwyi1T335 ,- F . 1 'PL ' a 1 f . ,Qin ll.g Il-- 4 ..! 'I u '53 . I L- I mix 93 Y Y '.QmE,i'S Half, wid, iamna., HARDWQQD LUMBER AND DIMENSION STUCK 29th and Main St. Phone 972 ELWOOD IRON AND METAL CO., Inc. A. LEVI Phone 225 Elwood. Indiana C0llgI'lIfIlltIf1.01lI and Good Lufk 10 tba Clan' 0 f U7' Bert Wiflaef from EI.WO0II - VUGUE - and the new MIAMI TIIEIITRES Charles Hood, Manager , ,ggi 12, ga' 'Q xg ff Y , K1 I I -i W-Wa ul Li! l. ,Wd i-.2 ' 'L-ALM 'U gnvq iw! -:gl g F 'C HN G ff, -is Q " 9 , u Jaw Q 5114 61'-QW"-Qfuif SUMMERS AND SON For Dairy Products Call Your Grocer or Phone 117-W "Service is our Policy" C'0PllEB and FESLEB f jun era! ,llalom e Phone l005 CONGRATULATIONS C O M M O N S Walgreen Agency Drugs "Where all your friends meet" I Luncheonette O Fine Cosmetics O Headquarters for Eastman Kodak and Supplies For Good, Dependable Service HUME ICE AND COAL Ceniral Indiana Gas Co. 1600 NO. "A" si. Phone 30 JoHN E. BAKER Insurance COMPLIMENTS 1102 South 16th St. Phone 686 Of Munnls :if TU sum srnmas Sm"eY S Rexan Store ELWOOD, IND. Ruth and Larry Smiley "Little Moe"-"If you sleep at my house you'll have to make your own bed." "Mouse" Scott-"That's all right. I don't mind." "Little Moe"-"O.K. I-Iere's a hammer and saw." , ,xf I. Guard-"How do you like school?" D. Guard-"Closed" fb! St. Peter-"Who are you, sir?" Freshie-"A student of W.H.S." St. Peter-'Did you buy a I9-47 Crescent Pledge?" Freshie-"No, sir." St. Peter-"First elevator down." ' E15 Ianie Ring-"What did the band play when the boarding house blew up?" Kate Kane--"Rumors Are Flying." "tif Tests, tests, everywhere, With drops and drops of ink, And never a teacher who'll leave the room, And allow a guy to think. 'KRS I'm through with wimmeng They cheat and lie, They prey on us males 'Til the day we die. They tease us, torment us, And drive us to sin- Say, who's that blonde That just walked in? "C 5 Ruth rode in my cycle car, In a seat in back of me. I took a bump at fifty-five And rode on ruth-lessly. fee Mr. Black-"How much are oranges?" Clerk-"Three cents each, Mr." Mr. Black-"I'll take two, please." I usta think when I was young, That girls were sweet as pie But when I think of what I thunk, I think I thunk a lie. fb! To avoid that run-down feeling "Cross streets carefully." 'rr Willie Wise-"Do y o u s e r v e lobsters here?" Waiter-"We serve anyone. Sit down." fix! Love makes the world go around but then, so does a good swallow of tobacco juice. fQ1!5 Did you hear about a decrepit man with laryngitis who went into the drug store to get something to ease his throat? "What flavors of ice cream do you serve?" he whispered, hardly audible. "Strawberry, chocolate, and lemon," the waitress murmured, even quieter. "Do you have laryngitis too?" wheezed the old boy. "No," she whispered, "just strawberry, chocolate, and lemon." 'EZ Mrs. Records-"William, you may read your poem on the Bee!" Bill Hoppenrath- "The bee gets honey With a funny little buzz: But it isn't very funny The other thing he does. 11 als! G. Conard Iover the phonel-"What time are you expecting me?" M. Williams-"Not at all." G. Conard-"Then I'll surprise you!" fi! Little cuts from classes, Little cards marked late, Make the Senior wonder If he will graduate. COMPLIMENTS of we Confinenfaf Can Company, ,gnu 9th and No. D. St. Elwood. Indiana L E E 9 S 971a1za1hvfL Snluzicz T A M ' S Gus-V.E P O 1 4 REXALL DRUG STORE Grecx-es BATTERIES TIRE REPAIRING 200 SO. Anderson ST. Phone 301 206 S 16th Ph 200 HlNSHAW'S DRUG STORE 4 Registered Pharmacists 3 Graduates of E. 1-1. S. ,IM l'e 3... y... Conaratu1ations from eneraf Jam 5 Wllanu acfurin 60. Q' ff 9 jadlubn. Slwp, "E1Wood's Smartest Shop" For your auto insurance call Gail Orbclugh and Son Phone 899 Williams Hamhurqnr Shop 1537 South "A" Phone 384 Buy Better Shoes at Kindler's Shoe Sfore fnxiei, ofwulz, south "A" sf. JOHN W. MOORE 1616 So. A. Phone 38 CONGRATULATIONS SENIOHSY17 Our entire organization wishes you good luck, happiness, and an early success in the school of life. 13 Employees 12 Graduates of E. H. S. S C ll ll A D E ll S 206 So. Anderson St. 1516 Main St. Congmtulatiom '47 FETTIG CANNING C0llP0llATION WOOLWORTH 5c TO 51.00 STORES Elwood, Indiomd eLwoon y LUMBER co. fflmfm Kww "Everything from Plans to Pawn Good Doiry Products At Ph za Better Prices Nk1P1tRR d18thStt af, Y, Af f 4 A 7 R -V 1 ... f"ik fV L A 'f-R4 .5 Q X . ti ' Q I 481 4 my 595-Q 4 X' .,A- -Q X x in if 'ig 1 Q Q 2 Q xmgywf Qs s A L v s Q,-Cwf., fi' s . Q! If 7 Q5 Q A, .Q If COMPLIMENTS 8Dl6lI1.dQhA, Mabry, AMERICAN CLEANERS, 1608 Main St. Candies, School-Supplies Soft Drinks and Magazines SAM AURELIUS 1608 East Main Street FIRM GBINELL Qmmf Szw Smifh's Qualify Prinf 1827 North "B" Street flwnnd Guam gm Loyalty Intelligence Our Nation's Safety Better Schools Mean a Better Community Club Meets lst. and 3rd. Wed., 6:30 p. rn. Manqas Cafeteria Annex gyoorl 955166 aglflziord Monticello Manufacturing Co. ELWOOD, lNDlANA W. A. LEWIS 6 SON FEEDS l-lea - Poultry - Cattle C UAL All grades and sizes Iohn Deere Implements 1336 South A. Street Phone 73 BEST WlSHES from HOTEl CUFFEE SHOP and DINING RO0M "Serving the Best at Feeds" We solicit y ur partie Buy Better Clothes I I ' n .9nnAanu gellercaf SEPKIICQ Iiuiiio of me Shoes and DI-Y GOOdS .gnchana anal Wwiciigan gjdfcfric C at . C. McDANIEL'S First National Bank l5U6 So. A. St. Elwood, Ind KLEIN'S ElWood's Newest Foot Fashion Center FLORENCE COOPER, MILLINEBY and BEAUTY SHCP Best ot Luck Class ot '47 LEACH'S SUPER MARKET "Fresh Tasty Delicious" Doughnuts Every Day Jim WUI- The Best in Men's and Boys' Clothing and Shoes MARTIN BLUMENTI-IAL, Mgr. Students . You too, should get the benefit of g seventy yegr old experience in modern rnerolidndising. For seventy yegrs this tirrn lids stood the test-ioitlitully served Elwood ond community. Leesons tgitli in Elwood gnd the peoples totith in Leesons, build on institution thgt will endure. Remember-When good merchotndise is gvgilglole-Leesons Will hgve it. R. L. LEESON Gm SONS C0 340114 you We Wish to extend our ihcrnlcs to the below named for their pert in helping to publish our Annual. .Q , 9nc,. 12 Ecrst Franklin Street SHELBYVILLE, INDIANA Indianapolis Engraving lin. 222 East Ohio Street INDIANAPGLIS, INDIANA ogJcAric!ge .Sinha ROCHESTER, INDIANA Harman Studio ELWQQD, lNDlANA The Tools llro in Your Hands Congratulations and best wishes to the Class of 7417! Regard your diploma highly! lt is title to the most remarkable set of tools in all the world-knowledge, wisdom, the hahit of thinking problems through. With their help, you can take the shapeless future into your very hands, and fashion it into a successful lifetime. Like any fine tools, these must he properly used and painstakingly cared for. They must be sharpened hy initiative . . . tempered by experience . . kept efficient through constant use. 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