Emerson High School - Emersonian Yearbook (Gary, IN)

 - Class of 1927

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' jJB Compiled by Roy Matthias Editor Louis Snyder Business Manager DEDICATION To A FRIEND WHO HAS A WORD AND A SMILE FOR EVERYONE, TO A LOYAL FOLLOWER OF all Emerson activities, M£A FOREWORD In this volume we pay a tribute to the industry of industries to which our city owes its prosperity and rapid development. In our estimation a no more magnificent and essential subject could be selected for a theme; conse¬ quently we have endeavored to por¬ tray the steel mills as colossal as possible by using them for our theme and background. Above all we have earnestly tried to create a pleasant reminder of the happiest days of your life “High School Days. ” Roy Matthias Editor. MCA Book I Administration Book II Classes Book III Athletics Book IV Arts Book V Organizations and Activities Book VI F EATURES ) kv 3n itlemorp of ur Classmate Joseph Shay Roy Matthias Louis Snyder Marion Bain Abe Marcovich Joe Meyer Josephine Makowsky Ralph Wood Winnifred Lucas Marguerite Berliant Mary Ellen Anderson Alice Mlodoch Ruth Ihle Madeline Hagerstrom Marshall Long Philip Yohannan Mary McDonald TedTemplin Margaret Kerr Editor-in-Chief Business Manager Advertising Manager Junior Advertising Manager Senior Advertising Solicitor Senior Advertising Solicitor Boys ' Sport Editor Girls ' Sport Editor Art Editor Assistant Art Editor Assistant Art Editor Assistant Art Editor Organization Editor Society Editor Joke Editor Snap Shot Editor Assistant Snap Shot Editor Typist FACULTY MEMBERS Louise McDaniel . Ida Lull Mary Brown Henrietta Newton Faculty Adviser Art Business Senior Class Sponsor ADMINISTRATION Elizabeth Leeds Assistant Principal Principal J. J. Warrum A.B. G. A. Fowble A.B., A.M. VV. W. Holliday A.B., B.S. uum mrC Gladys Daniel A.B. Phyllis Baker Ph.B. Florence S. McKenzie A.B., A.M. Emma G. Scheiss A.B. Nellie G. Ensweiler Joseph Powers A.B. Minnie J. Talbot A. B. Nellie Wimmer B. S. 18 C O M M ERCIAI. Mary E. Brown Hazel B. Harrican Daisy Rowe B.S. rC SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS Louis Snyder President Senior Class ’27; Board of Control ’26, ’27; Hi-Y ’26, ’27; Treas¬ urer and Vice-President; “Clarence” ’26; Spice and Variety ’24, ’25, ’26; Business Manager “E” ’27; Chorus ’24, ’25, ’26; Athletic Finance Com¬ mittee ’27; Orchestra ’24, ’25; Class Football ’24, ’25, ’26; Class Baseball ’24, ’25; Varsity Tennis Team ’26, ’27; Class Basketball ’24, ’25, ’26, ’27; Band ’24, ’25, ’26, ’27; Chairman of Prom Committee ’26; Senior Play ’26. Madeline Hagerstrom Vice-President Senior Class ’27; Board of Control ’26; Spice and Vari¬ ety ’25, ’26, ’27; Basketball ’24; Class Play ’25; Annual Board ’27; Emer- Sun Staff ’27; Yelling Yodlers; Social Committee ’25, ’26; Commercial Club; Spanish Club; Auditorium League ’24; Chorus ’24, ’26; Art Club ’27; F. A. B. Club, President ’26, ’27. Marion Bain Secretary of Class ’25, ’26, ’27; Board of Control, Chairman Sociaj Committee ’26; Annual Board ’26, ’27; Editor Emer-Sun ’27; Booster Com¬ mittee; Spice and Variety ’24, ’26, ’27; Sophomore Play; Yelling Yodlers; Basketball ’24; Hockey ’24; Classical Club; Chemistry Club; Auditorium League; F. A. B.; Senior Play ’27. Martha Holt Senior Girls’ Treasurer ’27; Girls’ Athletic Editor ’26, ’27; Booster Com¬ mittee ’26, ’27; Sophomore Play ’26; Hockey ’26; F. A. B. Club; Yelling Yodlers; French Club; Auditorium League. Joe Meyer, Jr. Senior Class Treasurer ’27; Spice and Variety ’25, ’26, ’27; Orchestra ’25, ’26, ’27; Junior Play ’26; Booster Committee ’27; President Auditorium League ’27; Physics Club; Boys’ Cho¬ rus ’25, ’26, ’27; Mixed Chorus ’25, ’26, ’27; Chemistry Club; Classical Club; Hi-Y; Senior Play Electrician; Assistant Advertising Manager for Annual. ■V- sdlXJ Charles Abrams X-Country ’25, ’26; Track ’25, ’26, ’27; Spice and Variety ’25; Second Team Football ’24; Emer-Sun Staff ’26; Band ’23, ’24, ’25, ’26; Physics Club ’25, ’26; Spanish Club ’24, ’25, ’26; R. O. T. C. ’24, ’25, ’26; Class Football ’ 24 , ’25, ’26. Mary Ellen Anderson Annual Board ’25; Sophomore Play ’25; Eligibility Committee ’23, ’24, ’25; Spice and Variety ’27; Audito¬ rium League;Sophomore Hop Decora¬ tion Committee ’25; Assistant Art Editor “E” ’27. Maurice Avery Band ’24, ’25, ’26, ’27; Chorus ’24, ’27; Oratorical Contest ’27; Chemistry Club; Classical Club; Phvsics Club; R. 0 . T. C. ’25, ’26. Ralph Baker R. O. T. C. Cadet Officers Club ’23, ’26, ’27; Rifle Team ’24; Winner R. O. T. C. Competitive Drill; Spice and Variety ’27; Basketball ’25, ’26, ’27; R. O. T. C. City Basketball Champs ’26; Senior Play ’26; Boys’ Chorus ’26; Mixed Chorus ’26; Auditorium League; Debate ’26. Leonard Bales Commercial Club; Spanish Club; Physics Club; R. 0 . T. C. Rifle Team ’27. Gertrude Barmore Varsity Basketball ’24; Class Bas¬ ketball ’24, ’25, ’26, ’27; Commercial Club ’24; Auditorium League; Latin Club ’25, ’26; Yelling Yodlers. 25 Eunice Booth Glee Club ’27; Office Circle ’27. Virginia Bowlby Spice and Variety ’24; Girls’ Chorus ’24, ’25; Mixed Chorus ’25; Audito¬ rium League; Hi. G. R.; Yelling Yodler; Hockey ’23, ’25, ’26; Chem¬ istry Club; Eligibility Committee ’26, ’27- John Charles Boyle R. O. T. C. Rifle Team ’26; Capt. ’27; Cadet Officers’ Club; Americans Club; Classical Club; Honor Roll. Paul Boyle Honor Roll; County and District Latin Contests ’26; Captain, Adjutant, R. 0 . T. C.; Cadet Officers Club; Physics Club; Classical Club; Ameri¬ can Literature Club. Ray Bratton Orchestra ’25, ’27; Band ’24, ’25, ’26, ’27; Class Baseball ’25, ’26, ’27; Boys’ Chorus ’26; Class Basketball ’26. Elizabeth Brink Yelling Yodlers; Audtorium League; Commercial Club. Sylvia Calloway Girls’ Band ’25, ’26, ’27; Orchestra ’25, ’26; Baseball ’27; Auditorium League; Office Circle. Alice Burke Classical Club; Commercial Club; Yelling Yodlers; Chemistry Club; Auditorium League; Choral Contest Team ’26. Delbert Burnam Class Basketball ’23, ’24; Class Football ’25; Second Team Basket¬ ball ’25; Varsity Basketball ’25, ’26; Varsity Football ’26; Class Baseball ’25, ’26; Physics Club; Auditorium League, A. Z. A. Icle Burlingame Spanish Club; Auditorium League; Basketball ’26, ’27; Commercial Club; Girls’ Band; Yelling Yodlers. Betty Cherney Chorus ’24, ’25, ’26, ’27; Commer¬ cial Club ’24; Spice and Variety ’25, ’26; Yelling Yodlers; French Club; Declamatory Contest ’24, ’25; Audi¬ torium League; Orchestra ’24; Band ’25; Junior Prom Committee. Archie Clark Lucille Clark Classical Club ’25, ’26; Commercial Club; Spice and Variety ’25; Audi¬ torium League; Yelling Yodlers. Basketball ’26; Class Baseball ’26; Classical Club; Varsity Track ’25; Physics Club. John Cline Class Basketball ’24, ’25, ’26; Class Football ’24, ’25, ’26; Spanish Club; Freshman Play ’24; Band; Aud itorium s Baseball ’24, ’25 • LpX Elizabeth Collette Classical Club; Commercial Club; Yelling Yodlers; Auditorium League; Junior Play; Sophomore Play ’26; Band ’26. William Davidson Physics Club ’24, ’25; English Club ’26; Auditorium League. Benjamin Davis Swimming ’24, ’25, ’26, ’27. Dorothy Dee French Club ’26; Yelling Yodlers; Auditorium League; Hockey ’23, ’24; Basketball ’24; Chorus ’24, ’27. Mary Combs Girls’ Chorus ’25, ’26; Auditorium League; Yelling Yodlers. Marjorie Copeland Auditorium League; Classical Club Gordon Dalby Sophomore Play ' 24; Classical Club; Physics Club; Concert Band ’25, ’26, ’27; Commercial Club; Auditorium League; Chemistry Club. Helen Dickinson Girls’ Yell Leader; Concert Master Girls’ Band ’26; Orchestra ’24, ’26; Sophomore Class Play ’26; President Auditorium League ’27; Chairman Booster Committee; Board of Control; Feature Editor, Emer-Sun; President Yelling Yodlers ’27; Froebel-Emerson Declamatory ’2(6; Chorus ’24, ’25, ’26. Robert Doriot Sophomore Play ’24; Band ’24, ’25, ’26, ’27; Orchestra ’26; Spice and Variety ’25. Marian Doolittle Auditorium League; Commercial Club; Yelling Yodlers. Class Basketball ’20, 27; i iass nase- ball ’26; Class Football ’26; Classical Club; Physics Club; Swimming Team; Spice and Variety ’26; Boys’ Chorus ’26, ’27; Mixed Chorus ’26, ’27; Audi¬ torium League; Art Club; Commercial Club. Albert De Witt Orchestra ’26, ’27; Band ’23, 25, ’26; Spice and Variety ’26. Edwin Dickerson , Spice and Variety ’24, ’25; Boys’ Chorus ’23; Class Football ’23; Class Basketball ’23. 31 Ronald Duncan Class Baseball ’25; Varsity Base¬ ball ’26; Physics Club; Spanish Club; Emer-Sun Staff; Class Basketball ’27. George Dunn Concert Band ’22, ’23, ’24, ’25, ’26, ’27; Orchestra ’23, ’25, ’26; Boys’ Chorus ’26, ’27; Mixed Chorus ’26, ’27; Junior Play ’26; Senior Play ’27; Spice and Variety ’26, ’27; Chemistry Club ’26, ’27; Oratorical Contest ’27. Earl Elser Track ’24, ’25, ’26; Football Varsity ’24, ’25, ’26; Second Team Football ’23; Basketball Varsity ’26, ’27; Second Team Basketball ’25; Physics Club; Hi-Y; Board of Control; Captain Var¬ sity Football Team ’26; Spanish Club; Baseball; Class Basketball; “E” Club; Tennis Team; Sophomore Dance Com¬ mittee ’25. Lester F. Erlandson Class Football ’26; Chemistry Club; R. 0 . T. C. Cadet Officers Club ’26; Auditorium League; Spanish Club. Lena Fabri Hockey ’24, ’27; Auditorium League; Commercial Club; Spice and Variety ’27; Lake County Typewriting Con¬ test ’24; Lake County Shorthand Con¬ test ’26; Annual Clerical Dept. ’27; Office Circle; Classical Club; Yelling Yodlers. Irene Fifield Commercial Club; Classical Club; Chemistry ' Club; Yelling Yodlers; Commercial Contest ’26, ’27. nx rC Ns di 3 Maureen Fisher Sophomore Play ’25; Yelling Yod- lers; Board of Control ’24; Building and Grounds Committee ’25. Evelyn Forbes Auditorium League; Mixed Chorus ’26; Yelling Yodlers. George Fowler Journalism Club; R. O. T. C. Physics Club; Auditorium League. John Fox Rifle Team; Eligibility Committee Spanish Club; Physics Club. Pauline Fox Yelling Yodlers; Classical Club; American Literature Club; Free Hand Drawing Club; Auditorium League; Tennis Club ’25; Glee Club ’24. Lillian Fried land Glee Club ’27; Auditorium League; Yelling Yodlers. Ned Garretty R. O. T. C.; Band; Class Play ’25; Physics Club; Classical Club; Class Baseball ’25; Class Basketball ’26, ’27; Commercial Club; Auditorium League. Hazel Geier Emer-Sun Staff; Girls’ Chorus; Mixed Chorus; Auditorium League; Senior Girls’ Basketball; Journalism Club; American Literature Club; Yell¬ ing Yodlers; HiG. R.; Treasurer; Declamatory Contest ’26; Emerson Girls’ Athletic Club. Agnes Glankovic Commercial Club; Yelling Yodlers; Spanish Club. Burton Glueck . Varsity Football ’25, ’26; Class Football ’24; Second Team Basket¬ ball ’24; Spanish Club; Physics Club. Clementine Golkowski Auditorium League; Yelling Yod¬ lers; Mixed Chorus; Spanish Club; Chemistry Club. Helen Hamilton Girls’ Band ’26, ’27; Auditorium League; Chemistry Club; Assistant Yell Leader; Yelling Yodlers. Charles Goodwin Class Baseball ’25, ’26; Class Foot¬ ball ’26; Physics Club; Spanish Club; Athletic Finance Committee; Boys’ Concert Band. Elizabeth Handley Yelling Yodlers; Classical Club; Sophomore Play ’24; Building and Grounds Committee ’24; Senior Play ’27. Marion Harrison French Club; Physics Club; Art Club; Honor Roll ’ Physics Club; Art a, A- Louis Gordon » Spanish Club; Commercial Club.J ftw X Necia Hall Hockey ’25, ’26; Basketball ’25, ’25, ’26; Emer-Sun Staff; Yelling Yod¬ lers; Eligibility Committee. fcse William Hendrickson Concert Band; Spice and Variety ’24, ’25; Sophomore Play ’24; Con¬ test Chorus ’25; Spanish Club ’25. Michael Hered Class Baseball ’24, ’25, ’26; Class Basketball ’24, ’25, ’26, ’27; Varsity Tennis ’24, ’25, Captain ’26; Manager Track Team ’25; Auditorium League; Spanish Club; Manager Tennis Team ’26; Commercial Club; Eligibility Committee. » Richard Hess A Concert Band ’24, ’25; Spice and V Variety ’27; Auditorium League; Phy¬ sics Club; Spanish Club; Mechanical Drawing Club. ■itjf 1 ' Gerald Reward Auditorium League; Spanish Club; American Literature Club; Class Base¬ ball ’26; Spice and Variety ’27. Velma Hoffman Spice and Variety ’26, ’27; Commer¬ cial Club; French Club; Chemistry Club; Class Play ’25; Class Basket¬ ball ’25, ’26. Ruth Ihle Annual Board ’27; Girls’ Chorus; Yelling Yodlers; Auditorium League; Commercial Club; Mixed Chorus; Building and Grounds Committee. Ellen Johnson Girls’ Chorus ’25; Mixed Chorus ’25, ’26; Auditorium League; Spice and Variety ’26. Helen Huling Hockey ’26; Girls’ Band ’24, ’2;, ’26, ’27; Classical Club; Yelling Yod¬ lers; Auditorium League. Pauline Johnson Auditorim League; Yelling Yodlers; Commercial Club. Sara Louise Hood Basketball ’24, ’25; Hockey ’24. ’25; Senior Play ’27; Emer-Sun Staff ’26, ’27; Auditorium League; Com¬ mercial Club; President Girl Reserves ’26, ’27; Booster Committee; Spice and Variety ’27; Lake County Choral ’27; Delegate to I. H. S. P. A. ’27; Declamatory, Emerson-Froebel ’27; Emerson Girls’ Athletic Association. Jack Hosking Classical Club; Spice and Variety ’27; Concert Orchestra ’26, ’27, Phy¬ sics Club. t t Harry Kimmel Class Football ’25, ’26; Class Basket¬ ball ’26, ’27; Concert Band ’25,. ’26, ’27; Phvsics Club; fhemistrv Club; R. 0 . T. C. Maxine King Auditorium League; Yelling Yod- lers; Spanish Club; Commercial Club. George Knight Orchestra ’25, ’26, ’27; Boys’ Chorus ■’25; Mixed Chorus ’25; R. O. T. C. Rifle Team. Virginia Knott Classical Club; Auditorium League; Junior Play ’26; Senior Play ’27; Yell¬ ing Yodlers. Margaret Labb Declamatory Contest ’24, ’25, ’26; Lake County Contest ’26, ’27; Audito¬ rium League; Yelling Yodlers; Emer- Sun Staff; Spice and Variety ’24. Tino Largura Varsity Football ’25, ’26; Varsity Track ’26, ’27; Class Basketball ’25. Edna Lemley Emer-Sun Staff; Spanish Club; Auditorium League; Spice and Variety ’ 2 4 ’ 2 5 i ’26, ’27; Treasurer Class ’24; Basketball ’24. Carroll E. Le Pell Auditorium League ’23; Band ’21, ’27; Class Football ’25, ’26; Junior Prom Committee. Anne Lickliter Sophomore Play; ’25; Junior Play ’26; Yelling Yodlers; Band ’25, ’26; Chemistry Club; Auditorium League; Latin Club; Commercial Club. Ruth Lincicome Classical Club; French Club; Com¬ mercial Club; Yelling Yodlers; Audi¬ torium League. 40 La Verne Loeffel Girl Reserves ’25, ’26; Classical Club ’26; Commercial Club; Audito¬ rium League; Yelling Yodlers; Lake County Contest ’26; Glee Club ’26. Marshall Long Annual Board ’27; Board of Control; Concert Band ’24, ’25, ’26, ’27; Chem¬ istry Club; Junior Play; Orchestra ’25; Boys’ Chorus ’25; Eligibility Com¬ mittee; R. O. T. C. Cadet Officers Club ’26, ’27; Hi-Y; Junior Prom Com¬ mittee; Contemporary Writing Club; Social Committee. Winnifred Lucas Auditorium League; Freshman Hockey ’24; Classical Club; Com¬ mercial Club; Sophomore Play ’25; Yelling Yodlers; Basketball; Baseball ’24; F. A. B.; Girls’ Athletic Editor; Annual ’27; Class Treasurer ’25; Class Treasurer ’25, ’26; Spice and Variety ’25, ’26; Building and Grounds Com¬ mittee ’25. Margaret Luscombe Eligibility Committee ’24, ’25, ’26, ’27; Commercial Club; Auditorium League; Classical Club. Margaret Lutz Spice and Variety ’24, ’27; Soph¬ omore Play ’26; Eligibility Committee ’24; Building and Grounds Committee ’24; Sophomore Dance Committee ’26. Evan Madera Physics ClubjXla sica l Club; Class Foqtball l2t, ’mr balU2ny(?U ’27■, Class Basketball 23, ’24, ’25; Second Team ’26; Basketball Manager ’27. Arthur Mayer Concert Band; Physics Club; R. 0 . T. C. Officers Club. Charles Mayer Classical Club; Spanish Club; Phy¬ sics Club; R. O. T. C.; Auditorium League; Band. Harry Mayer Concert Band; Physics Club; R. O. T. C.; Officers Club, „ Richard Mac Cracken Class Football ’27; Sophomore Class Play ’25; Concert Band ’24, ’25, ’26, ’27; Junior Plav ’26; Varsity Track ’26. Adelaide Mazurie Auditorium League; Classical Club; Sophomore Play ’25; Declamatory Contest ’25, ’26, ’27; Art Club; Chorus Eligibility Committee ’26, ’27. Mary McDermott Classical Club ’25; Yelling Yodlers; Girls’ Band ’26, ’27; Sophomore Hock¬ ey ’25; Commercial Club; Auditorium League; Glee Club ’26. Leslie J. Meyer Emer-Sun Staff ’27; “The Road to Yesterday”; Physics Club; Hi-Y; Of¬ ficers Club; R. 0 . T. C. Rifle Team ’25; Varsity Track ’26; Class Football ’27; Mixed Chorus ’26. Mary E. McDonald Choral Contest ’25; Sophomore Play ’25; Junior Play ’26; Senior Play ’27; R. 0 . T. C. Sponsor ’26, ’27; Junior Prom Committee; Classical Club; Auditorium League; Commercial Club; Board of Control ’27; Annual Board; Emer-Sun Staff; F. A. B.; Yelling Yodler; Spice and Variety ’24, ’26; Memorial Committee. Roger McElfresh „ . Concert Band; R. O. T. C.; Spice and Variety ’27; Soloist, Emerson Concert Orchestra. Rena McGrew Commercial Club; Auditorium League; Annual Clerical Department; 1 Raymond McNeil Class Football ’24, ’25, ’26; Ameri¬ can Literature Club ’26; Physics Club. ;b ' Fi t l Ellsworth Meyers American Literature Club ’26; Class Baseball ’24; Auditorium League; Spanish Club; Physics Club; Class Play ’25; R. 0 . T. C. nn Mary Milanovich Classical Club; Aitorium League Basketball ’25, ’26; Commercial Club Edward Mitchell Concert Band; R. 0 . T. C.; Class Football ’26, ’27; Sophomore Play ’25; Mixed Chorus. Alice Mlodoch Annual Board ’27; Building and Grounds Committee; R. 0 . T. C. Sponsor; Sophomore Play ’25; Girls’ Glee Club; Chorus; Yelling Yodlers; Auditorium League. Marguerite Monahan French Club ’25; Classical Club ’25; Chemistry Club ’26; Auditorium League; Declamatory Contest ’25; Debate ’27; Latin Contest ’26, ’27; Girls’ Chorus ’26, ’27. J. Marshall Monohan Classical Club; French Club; Phy¬ sics Club; Auditorium League; R. 0 . T. C. Rifle Team; Class Play ’27. Catherine Mulloy Freshman Basketball Team; Audi¬ torium League; Commercial Club; Annual Clerical Board; Office Circle; Yelling Yodlers. " W 45 hh M Pearl Papka Auditorium League; Yelling Yod- lers; Girls’ Glee Club ’27. Herbert Parker Sophomore Play; Physics Club; Auditorium League; Spice and Vari¬ ety; Medics Club. Hettie Patch Emer-Sun Staff ’27; Hockey ’24; Spice and Variety ’25, ’26, ’27; De¬ clamatory ’24, ’25, ’26; Sophomore Play ’25; Junior Play ’26; Music Memory ’24, ’25, ’26; Classical Club; Commercial Club; Auditorium League. Wylie Percival Sophomore Play ’25; Spice and Vari¬ ety ’25, ’26; Varsity Football ’25, ’26; Class Basketball ’24, ’25, ’26, ’27; Board of Control ’25, ’26, ’27; Build¬ ing and Grounds Committee ’27; Class Football ’24; Class Baseball ’24, ’25, ’26; Physics Club; R. O. T. C.; Chem¬ istry Club; Band ;Athletic Finance Committee; Spanish Club; Auditorium League; Varsity Track ’24. Alice Phillips Commercial Club; Yelling Yodlers; Auditorium League; American Litera¬ ture Club; Chemistry Club. Esther Olander Chemistry Club; Commercial Club; Spanish Club; Auditorium League. 47 “IfedIrC-V dl 3 r-c Anne Pleska Commercial Club; Annual Clerical Dept.; Auditorium League ’26; Office Circle. Harry Polakow Eligibility Committee ’24, ’25, ’26, ’27; Athletic Finance ’25; Commercial Club; Physics Club; Emer-Sun Staff. Evelyn Pope Auditorium League; Orchestra; Phy¬ sics Club; Building and Grounds Com¬ mittee. Marian Potts Hockey ’27; Auditorium League; Commercial Club; Yelling Yodlers. James Prybylski Club; Physics Club. 1 r Elizabeth Rees Classical Club ’24, ’25; Girls’ Band ’25, ’26, ’27; Auditorium League ’24; Yelling Yodlers. Raymond Renn Concert Band; Physics Club; Chem¬ istry Club; Auditorium League; Com¬ mercial Club; Classical Club; Boys’ Chorus. Auditorium League. Rita Ransel Board of Control ’25; Booster Com¬ mittee ’25; Social Committee ’26; Class Play ’26; Declamatory Contest ’25, ’27; Auditorium League; Spice and Variety ’27; F. A. B.; French Club; Classical Club; Commercial Club; Yelling Yodlers ’25, ’26, ’27. Grace Riley Chemistry Club; Classical Club; Glee Club; Girls’ Chorus; Mixed Chorus; Auditorium League. Ruth Rawlins Auditorium League; Classical Club. Lester Fred Rogers Varsity Football ’24, ’25, ’26; Class Football ’23; Class Basketball ’23; Band ’23, ’24, ’25, ’26; Track ’25, ’26; Orchestra ’23, ’24; Spice and Variety ’26; Board of Control ’23, ’24; Build¬ ing and Grounds ’23; Tennis ’23; Class Baseball ’23; Physics Club; Auditorium League; Spanish Club; Hi-V; “E” qub; Commercial ' Club. , ner af C Florence Ross Lake County Declamatory ’25, ’26; Building and Grounds Committee ’26; Booster Committee ’27; Annual Board ’27; Sophomore Play ’25; Spice and Variety, ’26, ’27; Classical Club; Auditorium League; Yelling Yodlers; Prom Committee ’26; Junior Play ’26; French Club. Sylvia Rothman Yelling Yodlers ’26; Sophomore Play ’26. Kathleen Ryan Basketball ’25, ’26, ’27; Physics Club; Commercial Club; Yelling Yod- lerj; F. A. B. u " Fred Scheurer Physics Club; Spanish Club; Audi¬ torium League; American Literature Club. Howard Schoon Spice and Variety; Spanish Club; Auditorium League; Physics Club. Harold Seegal Auditorium League; Declamatory Contest ’25; Oratorical Contest ’25, ’26; Debate ’26; Spice and Variety ’26; Athletic Finance Committee ’25, ’26; Physics Club; Tennis ’25, ’26; Chorus ’24, ’25, ’26, ’27. ' Ruth Shearer " Auditorium League; Classical Club; Sophomore Play. Inez Slaughter Spice and Variety ’26; Commercial Club; Annual Clerical Dept.; Classical Club; Office Circle. Mike Stamper Class Baseball ’25; Class Track ’26; Cross Country ’25, ’26; Boys’ Chorus ’26; Spice and Variety ’26, ’27; Audi¬ torium League; Varsity Track ’27; Chemistry Club; Spanish Club; Senior Play ’27. Carlton Stringfelloi ’ Spanish Club; Physics Club; “E” Club; Commercial Club; Hi-Y Var¬ sity Football ’24, ’25, ’26; Basketball ’24, ’25; Class Footbalh a fv arsity Swimming ’23 Spice and Variety zb niof Pky ’27; Class Katherine Strom Building and Grounds Committee ’23; Eligibility Committee ’23; Senior Hockey Team ’26; French Club ’24, ’25, ’26; Chemistry Club ’25, ’26; Commercial Club ’24, ’25; Audito¬ rium League; Spanish Club; Emer- Sun Staff ’26; Yelling Yodlers. Margaret Swiontek Hockey ’26, ’27; Basketball ’26, ’27. M-ae Swoverland Spice and Variety ’25; Hockey ’26, ’27; Yelling Yodlers; Baseball ’27; Free Hand Drawing ’25, ’26, ’27; Girls’ Glee Club ’25; Auditorium League. Olive H. Taylor Freshman Play; Spice and Variety ’25; Auditorium League; Commercial Club; Spanish Club; Yelling Yodlers; Mixed Chorus ’26; Girls’ Chorus ’26; Girls’ Glee Club ’26; Chorus ’25. Dorothy Tharp Spanish Club; Mixed Chorus ’26, ’27; Girls’ Chorus ’26; Yelling Yodlers. 52 William Thompson c Class Baseball ’24, ’25; Class Bas¬ ketball ’25; Physics Club; Chemistry Club; American Literature Club; R. O. T. C. Officers Club ’27; Mechanical Drawing Club. Rena Thorgren Girls’ Band ’24, ’25, ’26, ’27; Or¬ chestra ’26, ’27; Eligibility Committee ’26, ’27; Classical Club; Auditorium League; Commercial Club; Girls’ Bas¬ ketball ’25. Elizabeth Van Winkle News Editor, Emer-Sun ’27; Lake County Latin Contest ’27; Auditorium League; Yelling Yodlers; Hi-G. R. Anne Volk Classical Club, Secretary ’26; Yell¬ ing Yodlers; Annual Clerical Dept.; Chemistry Club; Spice and Variety ’26; Commercial Club; Office Circle ’27; Orchestra ’24, ’25, ’26; Hockey ’25, ’26; Eligibility Committee ’25. George X. Volk Class Football ’26; R. O. T. C. Basketball ’26, ’27; Boys’ Chorus ’26 Athletic Finance Committee ’26, ’27 Auditorium League; Spice and Vari¬ ety ’26. Eleanor Weidman Auditorium League; Yelling Yod¬ lers. Ethel Washburn Yelling Yodlers; F. A. B.; Latin Club; Chemistry Club; Auditorium League; Hockey ’24; Commercial Club. Ethelyn Welter Yelling Yodlers; Basketball ’2y; Sophomore Reporter ’25; Junior Play ’26; Booster Committee ’27; Hockey ’27; Girls’ Chorus ’27; Classical Club ’25; Auditorium League. Doris Wharton Physics Club; Yelling Yodlers; Or¬ chestra ’24, ’25, ’26, ’27; Commercial Club. Gorman Whited Junior Play ’26; Baseball ’26; Lo-X; French Club. Maxine Wildermuth Girls’ Band ’25, ’26, ’27; Sophomore Class Basketball Team ’25; Classical Club; Auditorium League; Yelling Yodlers; Junior Prom Committee ’26. ’26; Class Football 26; Contest ’24; Chemistry Club; Hi-Y. Heloise Winters Hockey ’25, ’27; Basketball ’25; Yelling Yodlers; Classical Club; Audi¬ torium League; Spice and Variety; Band; Chorus ’25, ’26, ’27. Sherwood Wirt Classical Club; Emer-Sun Staff, Business Manager ’26; State Latin Contest ’24, ’26; Senoir Play ’27; Spice and V ariety Committee ’24; R. O. T. C. Rifle Team ’26, ’27. Kent Wise Booster Committee ’26; Vice-Presi¬ dent Auditorium League; Debate ’26; Senior Play ’27; R. 0 . T. C. Officers Club ’27; Boys’ Chorus ’26; Chem¬ istry Club ’26, ’27. W MrC V sdl 3 Ralph Joseph Wood I Varsity Basketball Captain, ’25, 726, ’27; Second Team Basketball ’24; ity Football ’25, ’26, ’27; Second k Football ’24; Class Football ’24; jf ty Track ’25, ’26, ’27; Freshman p ck Team ’24; Varsity Baseball ’24; , lass Baseball ’25; Freshman Tennis Team ’24; Auditorium League; Class- jcai Club; Physics Club; President, . Board of Control, ’27, Vice-President, ’26; Building and Grounds Committee; |Hi-Y; Annual Board ’27; Booster Committee; Spice and Variety ’27; " lay ’27; Commercial Club. Philip H. Yohannan Class Treasurer ’24; Junior Prom Committee ’26; Athletic Finance Com¬ mittee; Annual Board ’27; Spanish Club; Physics Club; Band; Auditorium League; Class Football ’25, ’26, ’27; Class Basketball ’25, ’26, ’27; Class Swimming ’26; Second Team Football ’26; Varsity Swimming ’24, ’26, ’27; “Y” Juniors; American Literature Margaret Hueston Classical Club; Commercial Club; American Literature Club; Hockey Teams. Fannie Jordan Journalism Club; Hockey Teams. Marguerite Lett Classical Club; Declamatory Con¬ test; Hockey Teams. rtf . MM Mildred Bassett Yelling Yodlers; Classical Club: Commercial Club. Helen A. Behnke Commercial Club; Yelling Yodlers: Auditorium League; Hockey ’23; Base¬ ball ’27; Girl Reserves. Agar Bergeron Cadet Officers’ Club ’26; Physics Club; Boys’ Chorus. Lucille Blank Spice and Variety ’26; F. A. B.; Sophomore Play ’25; Yelling Yodlers; Auditorium League; Eligibility Com¬ mittee ’24; Auditorium League; Com¬ mercial Club; Girls’ Chorus ’24; Chem¬ istry Club. Alice Brettschneider Yelling Yodlers; American Litera¬ ture; Spanish Club. Elizabeth Britt Auditorium League; Basketball ’26; Commercial Club; Hockey ’26; Yell¬ ing Yodlers; Sophomore Play ’25. Jerry Baboo Art Club; French Club; American Literature Club; Chemistry Club; Eligibility Committee ’24, ’25, ’26; Boys’ Chorus; Mixed Chorus; Class Basketball; Class Football; Class Base¬ ball. Frank Colm Yell Leader ’24, ’26, IjT " ; Spice and Variety , 23; ' ' %)phOtti«re Play ’24; Junior Play 26; BrrO. T. C.; Band; Orchestra; Bbaxd of. Control; Senior Plav ’27; Q 3 det Officers Club; Spanish Club. Floyd Doidge Chemistry Club; Class Basketball; Mechanical Drawing Club. Doretta Goldman Classical Club; Commercial Club; Auditorium League; Mixed Chorus ’24. Vera Hauger Hockey ’27; Yelling Yodlers; Class¬ ical Club; Junior Play, Property Com¬ mittee; Spice and Variety. Arnold Hermes Lester Hewitt Senior Play ’27; Chemistry Club; Mechanical Drawing Club. Edward Hughes Football ’24, ’25, fa6, ’27; Board of Control ’24, ’27 ; Track ’24, ’25, ’26, ’27; Spice and ' Variety ’26; Second Basketball Tediii ’25; Hi-Y; Class Basketball ’27 Commercial Club; Physics Club;YSpanish Club; “E” Club ’27V Class Baseball ’25; Tennis; Sophojfrore ,Datjce v Committee ’25. William Jo es R. 0 . T. C. Basketball T. C. Competitive Drill more Play ’25; Senior Pla) torical Contest; Spice and Variety ’26; Decoration Committee, Sophomore Play; R. 0 . T. C. Basketball ’27. Mary Klim Auditorium League; Yelling Yod- lers; Classical Club; American Litera¬ ture Club; Commercial Club. Anna Kuzma Orchestra; Band; Yelling Yodlers. 59 Mary McMahon Auditorium League; Spanish Club; Commercial Club. Jennings McCracken u Commercial Club; Physics Club; Chemistry Club; Class Basketball ’24; Football ’24; Boys’ Chorus; Spice and Variety ’26. « »«- «« y?V + f Edward McGuire Class Football ’24, ’25, ’26; Class Baseball ’24; Physics Club; Band; Auditorium League; Spanish Club. Anne McClelland Auditorium League; Yelling Yod- lers. Esther Peterson Sophomore Play ’24; Glee Club ’27; Classical Club; Chorus ’23; Audito¬ rium League; Yelling Yodlers; Chem¬ istry Club; Commercial Club; Girls’ Chorus; Mixed Chorus ’27. Everett Stewart Concert Band ’25, ’26, ’27; Boys’ Chorus ’26, ’27; Mixed Chorus ’25; Class Baseball ’27. Estelle R. Poole - Spice and Variety ’27; Yelling od- lers; Auditorium League; Secretary ’26, Chemistry Club ’25, ’26; Spanish Club. Anne Ransel Annual Board ’27; Board of Con¬ trol ’26; Social Committee ’25, ’26; Hockey ’25; Eligibility Committee ’25; Auditorium League; Chemistry Club; Classical Club; F. A. B.; Spice and Variety ’26, ’27; Booster Commit¬ tee; Yelling Yodlers; French Club. Robert Sandles Junior Prom Committee; Physics Club; Class Baseball ’24, ’25, ’26, ’27; Class Basketball ’24, ’25, ’26, ’27; Class Football ’25, ’26, ’27; Manager Swimming Team ’27; Band ’24, ’25, ’26; Boys’ Chorus ’25; Spice and Variety ’24, ’26. Warren Slatnich Concert Band ’26, ’27; Spice and Variety ’25, ’27; Class Play ’24, ’25: Physics Club ’27; Building and Ground Committee ’25. Elmo Smith Classical Club; Spice and Variety ’25, ’26; Hockey ’24, ’25; Eligibility Committee; ’25; Booster Committee ’25, ’26, ’27; Auditorium League; Sophomore Dance Committee; Yelling Yodlers; Physics Club. Ted Templin Annual Board ’27; Physics Club; ' “ ' ' CTub -n IrfStTn ' Spice and Variety; Classical Cldb; French Club; Latin Club. Mary Katherine Taylor Spice and Variety ’24, ’25, ’26; Sophomore Play ’25; Music Memory ’26, ’27; Mixed Chorus ’24, ’25, ’26, ’27; Glee Club ’26, ’27; Orchestra ’25. - SLjb-Jus - - — Mabel Vickroy Mixed Chorus; Auditorium League; Yelling Yodlers; Spanish Club; Com¬ mercial Club. Daphne Warriner Yelling Yodlers; Chemistry Club; Glee Club ’25; Physics Club; Art Club; Basketball ’23. Mae Wood Dorothy Yakimoff Senior Basketball ’27; Commercial Club; Yelling Yodlers; Mixed Chorus ’25; Office Circle Club ’27. Anna W t eber Senior Basketball ’26; Office Circle Club ’27; Commercial Club. Hattie Tuchek Basketball ’25, ’26; Commercial Club; Sophomore Play ’26; Spanish Club; Auditorium League; Yelling Yodlers. THE SONG OF TWENTY-SEVEN (Apologies to Longfellow) I. Should you ask me, whence these stories Whence these legends and traditions, Of old Emersonian prowess, In the year of Twenty-Seven I should answer, I should tell you, Led by Boards and the committees, Rules were made and standards set Actions governed and penalties met. From Twenty-Three to Twenty-Seven O’er a long and distant journey, Guided by the sponsors active Misses Allen, Garber, Newton And the Big Chief, Mr. Spaulding. Maureen Fisher, Samuel Jones, Roy Matthias, Louis Snyder Led the class triumphant over Many a rough and untried path. Should you ask me who did edit, Emerson’s best and greatest annual I would answer, “Roy Matthias, With the aid of many others.” Should you ask me whence the money For this dazzling “E” was furnished, I would answer your inquiry With three words, just these I tell you — “Spice and Variety” Seniors there did plaudits claim, Thereby spreading far their fame. Pirate’s Loot and Lucky ’Leven Dummy dance and minstrel too. Long ago when they were Sophomores, They did give a play called Penrod. Samuel Jones and Gordon Dalby Stars were they in this production. As Juniors, Clarence they did choose; “Zev” Collings played the leading part, And many ventured to confess This by far excelled the rest. Daggers drawn and brandished cutlass, rC V sdM 3 Skill in duels and bloody combats, Held us tense in silent wonder As we watched with sheer amazement. What so great occasion caused this? You may ask with words of meaning. ’Twas the Seniors’ Captain Applejack , That gave this mighty entertainment. They have furnished champs in football, As in basketball and swimming; While with track team and with baseball, They have conquered most opponents. For with Elser as their Captain, And with Wylie, Wood ,and Burnam Chambers, “Bennie”, and Madera, Able players Hughes and Rogers, They brought home the pig-skin “bacon”. Should you ask me of these Norsemen Tell me of these nobl e Norsemen; Tell me of these mighty warriors. I should answer, I should tell you In East Chicago, Indiana There was held a Sectional tourney, Defeating there the mighty Froebel, They brought home again the trophy. Likewise at the Regional combat The result was most elating So they journeyed to the “cowbarns” Where they were eliminated. Glory much the girls have given To the class of Twenty-Seven, In the line of athletics, Hockey, basketball, and swimming. Who were they who loyally led us? Who the rooters and supporters, ’Twas our leaders, Frank and Helen. You may ask me if the Seniors Excelled only in athletics, If they boast of no more trophies Than those of track and ball-field. They win honors, too, in music In orchestra and chorus. Seniors, too, are in the Girls’ Band. In the Concert Band are seniors. ■V-s3sd L I In our hall of Fame are seniors They have been for us a model In dramatics and in classwork. In debate and oratory Harold, Kent, and Marguerite Margaret Labb in declamation, Roger McElfresh in music, Champion marksmen of the army Of which John Boyle was the captain, In stenography and typing Lena Fabri was the greatest. Who’ll forget the Senior English— “Contribs” to Tom Cannon’s “Flue Dust” VI. In the Junior year they gave a great Prom; The best that here was ever given, Many since have often queried About their last and best of parties When they said farewell with dancing. So in days that are to follow Downward through the path of ages We know the class of Twenty-Seven Will be remembered by the sages. Hettie Patch Eloise Nusbaum rC SENIOR CLASS PROPHECY 1927 , , 1 One sultry morning late in June, a tired, worn, nerve racked man, no othei than our principal, Mr. Spaulding, sat at his desk staring abstractedly out of the window. Wearily he closed his eyes, trying vainly to forget the commotion of the previous AVeek—‘the bustle and perturbation o f the graduating class of June 27 Presently he wandered into a new land where figures and buildings seemed utterly strange and unknown to him. A dark, serious-looking chap, no other than jerry Baboo approached him and unrolled many bundles of rich and vividly colored Persian rugs. Our principal, influenced by the persuasive power of the salesman, purchased the most costly and sat down upon it for a rest. But lo! It was a magic rug and slowly it began to ascend into space with Mr. Spaulding reclining comfortably upon it. ...... Soon he discovers a revolving, crystal globe near him. Peering into its depths he finds that it mirrors bits of life transpiring below. He spies Pauline Blaner taking orders for Maytag washing machines, to aid the fatigued housewife in her daily routine; and Dr. Ted Templin making his calls on his patients with Bill Davidson, his faithful chauffeur, seated at the wheel of his imported Sunbeam II. Over a school he flies; within sits Professor William Sunderman, striving to teach Latin to a group of listless students; and Jennings McCracken, a stern, learned physics instructor. . , Now, he approaches a body of water and recognizes “Phil Yohannon, a hand¬ some, young life guard at Palm Beach, in the very act of saving a flapper from drowning. . As he passes over the White House he sees ‘ Deac Wood, our new president, with distinguished members of the E. H. S. class of ’27 serving as cabinet members — why there are Louis Snyder, Secretary of State; Sam Jones, Secretary of Treas¬ ury, and Charles Abrams , Secretary of Labor. Presently he is looking into a tall opera house in New York City, where, seated at a grand piano is Betty Cherney gliding her skillful fingers masterfully over the keys. On the stage is Mary Ellen Anderson, her rich vo ice entrancing a critical audience. ,- He then passes a smaller theatre, similar to the ‘ Family , where Joe Meyer is hard at work strumming his banjo; and James Prybylski is swaying rhythmi¬ cally demonstrating the latest dance hit. Back stage is Adelaide Mazune, assist¬ ant stage director. Now the carpet glides over a soft, green meadow where Bob Sandies lies stretched comfortably under an old oak, snoozing as usual. On and on he goes, over cities, lakes, rivers. A new site comes to view he recognizes Harold Seegal, flving like a streak of lightning on his faithful horse, Tony, to save a thin, dashing blonde actress, Lucille Blank, from being kidnaped by the cruel, crafty villain Leon Nelson. They are the leading characters in a Paramount picture at Hollywood. Presently he sees, tucked cozily away among the mountains, two tiny, trim bungalows. In one dwells Marion Potts, wife of a wealthy “Broncho Buster ; and, in the other, Necia Hall who has contracted a life partnership with a hand¬ some young “Cow Puncher”. .. The magic rug has now guided Mr. Spaulding to the balmy shores of Hawaii where Otis Phillips is directing a Hawaiian orchestra, and Marshall Long is teach¬ ing the fair “Hulas” athletics. Presently the magic globe reveals to him Gertrude Barmore, Pebecco Tooth paste demonstrator; Grace Riley, taking a correspondence course in “Zeigfeldis Follies”; and Mike Stamper, professional stage clog dancer. Suddenly he beholds Marguerite Monahan, mistress of a “Modiste Shoppe” conversing with Inez Slaughter, Paris representative and buyer of gowns; and Mildred Nelson, like- wise a European buyer of hats. They are discussing the latest modes of feminine apparel. Now Mr. Spaulding sees a bit of white circling above him; he easily grasps it and finds, to his astonishment, the “Gary Post Tribune”. Changing to a more comfortable position, he leisurely reads the news. He glances over the pages and hurriedly scans the following head lines: “Dorothy Yakimoff, believed to be a second Galli Curci”, “Mary Klim made matron of ‘Select School for Girls’,” “William Stickney, mayor of Miller”; “Maynard Jackson, new owner of Palace”; “Kent Wise, yell leader of Indiana University”; and “Winnifred Lucas, State Treasurer”. A gust of wind arises, sweeping the magic vehicle eastward at a terrific speed. Presently the distant horizon appears broken by innumerable huge, black smoke stacks, from which shoot tongues of fire. “It must be—yes, it is—Gary”, eyclaimed Mr. Spaulding delightedly. Obediently, at the magic symbol, the plane glided, softly, lowly over the city. “Now, my crystal globe, that it may reflect the life below me!” “Why yes, there is Sherwood Wirt, superintendent of schools, evidently in conference with Wylie Percival, principal of Emerson. They seem to be dis¬ cussing two newly hired English teachers, Rena Thorgren and Margaret Lutz.” The magic globe revolves and reveals to Mr. Spaulding, Eddie Hughes and Roy Matthias, both coaching athletics at Michigan “U”; Carlton Stringfellow manag¬ ing his father’s stores, and Fred Rogers filling Mr. Lampe’s position at Emerson. Then he sees Irene Fifield as Mr. Wirt’s private secretary; John Kaminski, audito¬ rium head; Marjorie Mann, filling Mrs. Pickard’s place; Warren Slatnick taking Mr. Warren’s responsibilities as head of the band department; Virginia Bowlby as a professional physical education instructor; Marion Harrison, as salesman representing a nationally known publishing house, and Paul Mann teaching art in the Chicago Art Institute. Frank Collings is leading a well-known orchestra; ' Sylvia Callaway competing with Martha Holt in clothing stores; Carroll La Pell and Bob Doriot, as world’s champion roller skaters; Fred Scheurer at the head of a chain of grocery stores; and Elizabeth Rees, originator of a girls’ band, whose members are Marcella Johnson, Icel Burlingame, Mary McDermott and Irma Siar. Turning the globe slightly eastward, he catches glimpses of bits of the city’s life. Maurice Avery featuring his band at K.O.W.; Marion Bain, Edna Lemley, Madeline Hagerstrom, and Josephine Mackowsky frantically pounding out an extra edition of the “Gary Star”; Paul Barton in the act of clinching a sale in his Chevrolet Motor Sales Place; the Boyle brothers superintending the construction of a seventy-five story sky scraper at Seventeenth and Rhode Island Streets, and Charles De Long, head of the De Long Interior Decorating Company, enthusiasti¬ cally planning a picturesque Spanish interior for the home of Emerson’s one-time yell leader, Helen Dickinson, now married to a well-known druggist. And why all the applause from the Palace? Astounding acrobatic stunts, surely! The team? None other than Leonard Bales, Ed Dickerson, and “Billy” Geisel. Other street scenes mirror themselves in the glass: Joe Klein, mounted on a soap box, is dramatically gesticulating to an awe-struck group of Mexicans; Agnes Glankovic and Daphne Warriner both working in the Gary State Bank; Fred Miller complacently regarding his achievement, the most completely equipped garage in the Middle West. But, what’s this? Garrety and Parker in the act of taking out bankruptcy papers? Lack of tobacco stock, it seems. Suddenly a long, exasperated, jangling ring cut the still closeness of the inner office. Dazedly, yet automatically obedient to its insistence, Mr. Spaulding reached for his phone. “Hello — yes — The Gary Post-Tribune speaking? Yes — Yes, you may quote me as speaking with authority regarding the remarkable future of the members of the E. H. S. class of 1927.” Lenora Brown Elphie Dahl Agnes Glankovic Daphne Warriner Charles Abrams 68 State of Indiana, County of Lake. We, the Class of ’27, of Emerson High School of Gary, in the County of Lake, State of Indiana, due to the nearness of our departure from our dear High School and being opposed to a monopoly of good things, do hereby bequeath a portion of our assets to those whom we hope may use them as advantageously as we during our sojourn in Emerson. First, we bequeath to the future students of Emerson our lasting spirit of progressiveness and undying loyalty. Second, we give the name and dignity of Seniors to the Class of 1928. Third, we give to the lower Classmen the privilege of monopolizing the foot- warmers. Fourth, we bequeath our place in the lunch line to our successors. Fifth, we leave our “pull” to the needy. Sixth, we bestow to the coming football team the title of State Champs. Item 1 — Louis Snyder bequeaths his musical ability to Powell Cole. Item 2—Mary Ellen Anderson leaves her costume from “Spice and Variety” to Ruth Patton for future use. Item 3—The Joseph Meyer estate wills a well worn banjo to Clarence Mitchell. Item 4—Hettie Patch bequeaths to Jean Maxon her simplicity and maiden shyness. Also her endless strain of riches. Item 5 — Frank Codings donates his latest sets of volumes “My Yells ” to the library. Item 6—Max Bryant bequeaths the privilege of blowing the bugle to Eddie Thayer. Item 6—Gorman Whited leaves his “It” to Ray Dauer. Item 7—Robert Sandies and his side kick, Phillip Yohannon, bestow their beautiful friendship upon Warren Reed and Robert Roseberry. Item 8 — Delbert Burnam, Leon Stanford and “Deac” Wood will their un¬ surpassable basketball ability to Raymond Altenhof, Ray Dauer, Carl Hollander, Paul Cohen, Harold Avery, and “Moose” Kincaid. Item 9 — Marguerite Monahan leaves to Virginia Bickley her knowledge of translating Latin. Item 10 — Fred Rogers and Earl Elser will their lady loves to the care of some Junior (the right of correspondence reserved). —Helen Dickinson bequeaths her winsome smile and pep to Orleen 2 — Madeline Hagerstrom gives her note worthy needle to Martha 3 — Maureen Fisher, Mary Combs, Margaret Labb, Ruth Ihle, and Alice Mlodoch leave their spirit of Undying friendship (also ability to quarrel) to Edna Groberg and Astrid Nelson. Item Putch. Item Hughes. Item and ‘ Item 14 John and Paul Boyle give their intellectual and military abilities to Sam Chase and Hazen Grey. Item 15—Necia Hall leaves to Edith Huffman and George Benke the honor of representing Tolleston. Item 16 — Mike Stamper graciously leaves his shyness and backwardness to William Stickney. Item 17—Winnifred Lucas wills her athletic ability to Ruth Longacre. Item George Volk bequeaths to Charles Isley his knowledge of Evolution id “line”, providing said person will acept it as a gift. Item 19—Roy Matthias leaves his track abilities to the Dilling brothers and his politeness to Sam Chase. Item 20 — Eddie Hughes wills his position on the football team to Joe Loftus. Item 21—James Prybylski, Herbert Parker, and Gerald Heward donate to the library one leather bound volume entitled Profit of Obedience to Rules. Item 22—Pauline Fox leaves to Elio Largura the privilege of relating facts concerning England; to Kenneth Rutherford, her ability to do as the English do. Item 23 — Florence Ross wills her good dancing to Ethel Comstock. Item 24—Marguerite Berliant wills her talent for drawing to Mary Jo Reid. Item 25 Elizabeth Collette insists that Avalyn Jahn receive her art in “Cho¬ rus” work. Item 26 Sam Jones leaves his new R. 0 . T. C. uniform to Dwight Hocken- smith. Item 27 — Lena Fabri desires to leave to Helen Uhlman her quickness and accuracy in shorthand. Item 28—Otis Phillips bequeaths his vibrant tenor voice to anyone interested, provided said person is found within 50 days from present date. Item 29 — Evan Madera leaves his art of fixing up dates to Leon Stanford. Item 30 — Margaret Kerr wills her typewriter to Anna Mae Owens, provided said person will take an interest in it. Item 31—Marian Bain leaves Russie Hutton to Dorothy May Malone. She must take good care of him. Item 32—Ted Templin Estates wills his new camera to Paul Cohen. Item ' 33 — Estelle Pool wills her popularity plus with the boys to Ruth DeLong. Item 34—Ada Marquardt leaves Max to Lois Jacobs and Isabel Kelly. Safetv in numbers. Item 35 — Edna Lemley leaves her jolliness and good nature to Maxine Bittner. Item 36 — Mary McDonald wills her acting ability to Isabell Smith. Item 37 — Marshall Long, Abe Marcovich, and Harold Seegal leave to the entire Freshman class their ability to sing. Item 38 — Edna, Jo., Marian and the rest of them will their good times to all desirous of attaining them. Grab quick—worth getting. Item 39 — Grace Tittle leaves her magic fingers to Grace Laue. Item 40 — Lucille Blank wills her good looking clothes to Winnifred Patch. Item 41—Lastly to the Lower Classmen we leave all our property, personal belongings, personalities, and characteristics for equal distribution and disposal. In Witness Whereof, we, the Class of 1927, have hereunto set our hand and official seal, this first day of June, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-seven. fSigned) Senior Class of ’27. This first day of June, 1927. Witnesses: Alice Mlodoch Mary McDonald Roy Matthias Margaret Kerr Florence Ross Deac Wood. JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS Sam Chase President Ray Dauer . . Vice-President Bancroft Yarrington Secretary Avalyn Jahn Girls’ Treasurer Paul Cohen Boys’ Treasurer Aileen Anderson Ruth Bambrough Lorraine Bellar Hannah Bergman Naomi Benke Virginia Bickley Jane Blair Elinore Barns Urban Briggs Elizabeth Buchsbaum Anne Bucko Catherine Burke Imogene Campbell Hilda Carlson Irene Carr Norman Casperson Faye Cheadle Jennie Chiappazza Powell Cole Clella Conley Mary C. Considine Leslie Daughtery Bob Davis Catherine Durkin Vera Ellis Winfield Eshleman Ollie Huminiski Russell Hutton Lois Jacobs Edith Jenkins Albert Johnston Elsie Johnson Verta Johnson Merill Jordan Isabel Kelley Margaret Kraynak Sidney Kreiger Elizabeth Kuzma Harry Lewis Mary Likavec Maurine Link Mary Lydon Jean Maxon Nina McCrimmon Clarence Mitchell Eleanor Morrison Astrid Nelson Jean Orr Edward Pearson Donald Perry Sylvia Pohopac James Prettyman George Primich Orleen Putch 77 Ruby Stephenson Dorcas Strom Robert Roseberry Marjorie Sullivan nson John Thompson Arlene Talbert Mary Schultz Mary Louise Seel 78 Ben Clay J. R. Cole Alethea Cuthbert Walter Draves Ernest Gardner Evelyn Gorley Edna Groberg Marcella Johnson Jack Keener Dan Keyes Eugene Kirtland John Krueger Margaret Larkin Grace Laue Nick Lavedas Clyde Lewis Albert Murphy Beatrice Musselman Katherine Ogelsby Margaret Oleska Jeanette Peterson Mary Jo Reid William Stickney Maxwell Summers Bertsch Thompson Grace Tittle George Tomes 82 WMM .rC V dl 3 It was in the fall of ’26 that the class of ’28 aboard the Good Ship Emerson sailed down the River of Time into the Junior Sea. At the helm stood Sam Chase, steering, classmate and leader of men. His orders were echoed by Ray Dauer. The Log of the Ship was in the possession of Bancroft Yarrington. High among the sails, watching for danger were Mrs. Virginia Bell, Pilot Extraordinary, and her assistant Mrs. Lulu Pickard. Guarding the gleaming gold in the hold were Maurine Link, Avalyn Jahn, and Paul Cohen. Shackled to Study the Class of ’28 bent their backs and scanned the horizon for June. In the forward deck were gathered the warriors of the crew of ’28. Here was Captain Raymond Altenhof with his steadfast companions: Ray Dauer, Louis Harmon, Russell Hutton, Harold Avery, Glenn Waser, and Paul Cohen, all Junior Norsemen. On the afterdeck stood the men who for three years had held sway over “The Lands of Indiana” and were claimants to the National Football Title: Captain- Elect Joe Loftus, Max Summers, Ernest Gardner, Harold Avery, Ray Altenhof, Bob Davis, John Krueger, Leo Dilling, Elio Lagura, and Frances Fahey. Fleet runners, white dad tennis players, and gray clad baseball scouts could be seen on deck, restless for contest. Frequently the swimmers of the class of ’28 plunged from the poop into the waters of the River of Time. As the rowers bent in perfect unison the sun flashed from a bit of metal on each ones finger. For the first time in the history of the Ship of Emerson a Junior Crew had class rings. The Isle of the Junior Benefit was approached. The crew captured the Palace just as “College Days” was flashed on the screen. Many treasures were added to the chests in the hold. Then “Turn To The Right” rapids were seen in the distance, and the Pilot signaled for help. Max Summers, Imogene Campbell, Thelma Manlan, and Faye Cheadle responded, and with the aid of many others guided the craft past this danger down the River of Time. Occasionally from the hold came the treasurers, armed to the teeth with re¬ ceipts and with cries of “Dues are Due” and “Pay your Dues”. All cares were laid aside as the crew of ’28 passed the Junior Prom. Frequently, music could be heard on board as members of the crew sang while they propelled the ship down the River of Time. Bearing the Silver and Purple of ’28 in Music Memory were Elizabeth Bucksbaum and Ruby Stephenson. Finally the sails were set for home and the sailors redoubled their efforts as armed with book and pen the Final Examinations were conquered. For ten long months the crew had toiled to overcome Mathematics, English, Science, History, ir steel. to June, and as it glided into Senior Bay, relaxed into Vacation. 83 Harry Edelstein, ’28. n Bolton, Herbert Droust, Donald Herrold, Ralph Hyman, Sidney Brownsten, Sarabel Falconer, Mary Boyle, Jerome Goldman, Harold Kostelnik, Elmo Thayer, Ed Benoit, Virginia Davis, Sara A. DeLong, Ruth Donovan, Laura Falconer, Nettie Fisher, Lora Dauer, Ray Nebe, Paul Sizer, Theodore Stine, Sidney Bickley, Virginia Blair, Jane Boyle, John Boyle, Paul Bratton, Raymond Burnam, Delbert Chambers, George Clark, Archie Duncan, Ronald Jones, Sam Kimmel, Harry Long, Marshall Mayer, Arthur Bowlby, Virginia Clark, Lucille Forbes, Evelyn Hall, Necia Handley, Elizabeth FRESHMEN Chlommski, Harriet Clark, Nellie Cory, Virginia Hadley, Barbara Hawthorne, Maxine Johnson, Alice SOPHOMORES Graham, Grace Fisher, Pauline Bertha, Mary Black, Margaret Burress, Dorothy Crowell, Mildred Stephen, Irene Swendsen, Wilberta Sandberg, Sylvia Seegal, Beulah JUNIORS Buchsbaum, Elizabeth Bucko, Anna Emerson, Helen Seel, Mary Louise Bergeron, Agar SENIORS Hueston, Margaret Ihle, Ruth Loeffel, LaVerne Lucas, Winifred Lucsombe, Margaret Lutz, Margaret Monahan, Marguerite Nelson, Mildred Newman, Gertrude Swartz, Elsie Abrams, Charles Dickerson, Edward Fabri, Lena Fisher, Robert Henrikson, Einar Patch, Winifred Rossman, Virginia Wirt, Eleanor Buchsbaum, Robert Hered, William Roberts, Tilden McCauley, Elizabeth Nager, Louise Slaughter, Lucille Martin, Stewart Shirey, Walter Markley, Susan Mohardt, Catherine Scohel, Victoria Spencer, Zella Mae Youngmark, Margaret Clay, Ben Hammond, John Harrison, Marion Marcovich, Abe McCracken, Jennings S uNDERMAN, WlLLIAM Hered, Michael Huling, Helen Joyce, Anna Klosowski, John Mann, Marjorie McKee, Robert Palmateer, Frank Pleska, Anna Phillips, Otis Polakow, Harry Renn, Raymond Seegall, Harold Snyder, Louis Wirt, Sherwood Wise, Kent Van Winkle, Elizabeth V4fcdlK2 The Freshmen they were rearmost You remember that? When we became the Sophomores, We gave them t’ “High Hat”. H 1 Our sponsor, you all know her. Will you listen, please? We liked her as Miss Garber, And love her now as Mrs. Schiess. With Kennie for our president Helped by Ruth De Long With El’nore and Drucilla Our class could not go wrong. There was a fair boy treas’er. Did he help a lot? Perhaps, you’re rightly guessing, It was our Endicott. Then on the class’s program Put we on a show, It was the “Poor Lil’ Rich Girl”. Each one liked it, you know, Was it, you ask, successful? Went right o’er the top! The Sophomores behind it. It just could not go “flop”. 89 Dec’rations, Oriental; Japanese, and then On walls, there were the lanterns; Around on screens were fans. The bids were issued promptly. All in Sunday best. Such pretty favors! ’freshments! Were we all there? I guess. The music—it was jazzy Dances, too, and pop. A good time was reported At ’ Sophomore’s first hop. The class’s work is ended Passed—so we aren’t sore. As Juniors—together: “High Hat” the Sophomore!! Susan A. Markley. 90 FRESHMAN CLASS HISTORY Pearl Burnam Rosamond Mar Ruth Patton Sydney Hyman President Vice-President , Girls ' Treasut Secretary Boys ' Treasurer Representatives to Board of Control Margaret Martindale William Doran On September 7, 1926 there enlisted in the Emerson High School over two hundred Freshmen, making up the class of ’30. Our class, we know, is destined to make the school famous, for among these Freshmen are aspirants to highly respected positions such as lawyers, presidents, doctors, and artists. We began our Freshman year right by selecting Pearl Burnam as president; Ruth Patton, secretary; Sidney Hyman, treasurer, and Bill Doran and Margaret Martindale as representatives to the Board of Control. Living up to the high standards of the class of ’30, the boys soon let them¬ selves be known, for they composed the strong Junior High Team. The girls also made themselves conspicuous as members of the Hockey Team. When basketball season opened the Freshmen placed a team in the running for the Inter-class championship; however, they were handicapped in size and did not make a very creditable showing. But what the Freshman team lacked, the Junior High, composed of Freshmen also, “starred” in. During this time we did not neglect the other affairs of school such as the Music Memory Contest, the Froebel-Emerson Declamatory Contest, and Choral Contest, for a good number of Freshmen tried and made strong bids for positions on the teams. As the year draws to a close, we are looking forward to the time when we shall be initiated into the mysteries of the Sophomore Class. We know that the class of ’30 with a book for a shield and a pen for a spear, and with good students and athletes will acquire “success”. Sidney Human, ’30. “What does it take to make the steel? Why, the earth gives the virgin ore, " | And the iron itself is given birth In the heat of the furnace roar. But iron and ore can’t make the steel, Though here since the world began; They’re helpless to aid in the work without The brain and the brawn of man.” ATHLETICS SEASONS SCORES Emerson . . 33 Central. . o Emerson . . 43 Muncie . . o Emerson . . 5 1 Elwood . Emerson . . 6 Moosheart. . 6 Emerson . . 3 Wabash. . o Emerson . . 7 Lindbloom. . o Emerson . . 55 Hammond. . o Emerson . . 8 Froebel. . o Emerson . . 20 South Bend . . o Coach Lampe Captain Elser Mgr. Hutton 96  0 II A M P I 0 X S () F I X I) I A X A 19 2 0 Top Rote—Mgr. Hutton, Kincaid. Kurnam, Kelly, Altkniiof, Taylor, Davis, Faiiey, L. Dilling, Krueger, Avery, Matthias, Coach I.AMPE. Srcor.d Row- Morris, I.oftus, Summers, ’I’. Ijvrgura, Hughes, Capt. Fuser, Strincfellow, Rogers, Glup.ck, Murphy. Bottom Row—G. Dilung, Percival. Chambers, Madera. Hollander. Wood, K. Larcura, Gardner.Emerson’s quest for the championship of Indiana of 1926 opened in November 1926 with the Golden Tornado battling the Catholic Central team of Hammond. This game was a memorial game in honor of our last year’s captain, Joe Shay, whose untimely death was deeply felt by the whole team which he led to state championship in 1925. In the first halfHammond held the“ Golden Tornado ”to two place kicks from the accurate booting of Eddie Hughes. However, between halves the team re¬ ceived a thorough schooling in its many faults, and when the “Tornado” came back for the final period of play it more than lived up to its name by sweeping Central’s Moleskins off their feet to a 33 to o score. The line held good for the first game of the season, but a little polishing up on both defense and offense was needed to make it the strongest line that Emerson had had for a long time. The game was a fairly slow one, hindered by 01 ’ Sol who was beating down upon the field. Almost every member on the squad had the opportunity to show what he would do for future games. • I Emerson opened its second game of the season with a victory over the Muncie High School team of Muncie, Indiana. Early in the first quarter Emerson showed superiority by putting over a touch¬ down within five minutes of play. The most brilliant play of the day was made when “Long John” Murphy intercepted a pass on the fifty yard mark, and be¬ hind perfect interference went for a touchdown. Captain Earl Elser was put out of the game early in the first quarter with a sprained ankle; his place was filled by one of last year’s tackles, Max Summers. Hollander fixed himself up a good place on the varsity by making good gains and by taking his man out on every play. Tackles “Red” Burnam and Chambers did a lot in breaking up end runs and line smashes. Almost everyone got to play sometime during the game. The following Saturday, Elwood came to Gary to try to beat the Gold and Grey Tornadoes, but like the rest in the last five years were swept to the wayside. Mentor Lampe started his first team, but before the half was over many sub¬ stitutions were made. The fast Emerson backs had no difficulty in romping off long gains, and the line showed much better defense than had been witnessed in the two previous games. The line punging of Hughes, and the sweeping end runs of Avery and Wood were a few of the good points shown by the Emerson team. This game proved to be what might be called a track meet, yet Emerson had proved that they had a very dangerous aerial attack and would have to be watched in their future games. The afternoon’s activity resulted in 51 points for Emerson while the down staters went home empty handed. MOOSEHEART AT EMERSON Saturday, October 9, Emerson played Mooseheart. Captain Elser won the toss and chose to receive. Mooseheart kicked off to Avery who returned the ball to the thirty yard line. In four straight plays Emerson advanced the ball from the thirty-yard line to the fifty yard line. The game see-sawed back and forth with most of the playing going on in mid-field. The half soon ended with the score 3 to o. Mooseheart scored immediately at the beginning of the second half when Me Culloch took Hughes’ kick off for a touchdown. They failed to make the extra point and the score stood 6 to 3. In the fourth quarter Hughes was again called upon to use his educated toe, and counted three more points from the field, tying the score at 6. The feature of the game was the great defensive work of the line with Rogers and Loftus starring. E M ERSON Lindbloom, this year’s windy city champs as well as last year’s, came, and were conquered by the invincible Gold and Grey of Emerson. Lindbloom thought that this would be a good practice game for them but were put to a greater test than they were able to reach. Emerson received the kickoff and with a combination of passes and line plunges took the ball down to Lindbloom’s five yard line on the next play, the only counter of the day. Lindbloom was determined not to be out done and so started many long marches down the field only to be stopped by Emerson’s stubborn line. String- fellow and Madera played very consistent ball during the whole game and must be given credit for br eaking up many of the “City Champs” plays. Hughes and Wood backed up the line in good fashion. Lindbloom was just another team defeated in the tornado’s quest for championship. EMERSON AT WABASH After a delay of hours the team arrived in Wabash. Late in the second quarter Emerson took the ball down to the Wabash ten yard line where a pass—Avery to Wood — was good for a touchdown. Due to the fact that Emerson’s ends were offside the play was called back. It was at this time that Eddie Hughes was called upon to use his educated toe. We were rewarded with three points, the only counters that were able to be collected by Emerson. Later, Wabash made successful marches up the field only to be halted within striking distance of the goal. It was at this stage of the game that Hughes, standing behind his own goal line, booted the oval behind the goal line of the Wabash team, a total of lio yards. Stringfellow played one of his finest games of the year, helped out by Summers Emerson 55 — Hammond o Our ancient rival, Hammond, came to this city with the idea of turning the tables on the Golden Tornado. Emerson struck their stride and completely bewildered the strong Hammond team. At the end of the first quarter the score was 21-0 due to Emerson’s for¬ midable work. Each quarter became more and more like a track meet until we have gathered in a grand total of 55 points. The team showed the effect of the brilliant training received at the hands of Coach Lampe. Line bucks, end runs, short and long passes worked equally well, and with the subs playing most of the game, Hammond was unable to withstand the attack. Wylie Percival at quarter had the Hammond defense guessing by his su perb field generalship. All members of the second team performed in excellent manner from the second half to the end of the game. EMERSON VS. SOUTH BEND Emerson traveled to South Bend for the final game of the season. Victory over the South Bend crew would give Emerson the State Championship. Fifteen hundred loyal fans made the trip to support the Golden Tornado. Using a swift aerial attack, combined with a ground gaining, line smashing, and end running avalanche the Golden Tornado made their first debut in the new Eddie Field. The field was covered with snow and so neither team could make much head¬ way during the first half. At the start of the second half Emerson unleashed a heart breaking drive the Emerson 8 — Froebel length of the field. It was fourth down and five to go; Emerson pulled one of their sneak plays and Eddie carried the ball over by an inch but missed the try for the extra point. It was at this stage of the game that Emerson opened up with their aerial attack; Avery to Wood was the combination and the working of this combination resulted in two touchdowns. This game closed the most successful season that any Emerson team ever en¬ joyed. Everything points toward a successful season again next year. EMERSON VS. FROEBEL With city and Northern Indiana titles at stake, Emerson and Froebel met together on Saturday, November 13, in one of the most gruelling battles ever staged between the two schools. It had rained all week making the field muddy and sloppy. The stands were filled with a yelling mob of people representing both schoojs; bands played their loyalty marches amid the cheering and roaring of the rooting sections. At 2:15 sharp, Eddie Hughes kicked to Pandorf who returned the kick to the Froebel 25 yard line. As line plays were of little avail to both teams the rest of the first half found the teams exchanging punts with neither team having the advantage. The second half opened with Emerson kicking to Froebel. Emerson taking advantage of a break scored the first counter of the game. Hughes missed the try for the extra point. The fourth quarter showed Froebel trying desperately to regain the lead that Emerson had taken. The game was slow. Emerson was driving madly ahead for another touchdown when the gun closed the game. Froebel showed a fine fighting spirit. w MrC v-jfeiiK: JUNIORS Top Row —Cohen, Blum, Harmon, Cohen, Daugherty, Haley. Second Row —Pearson, Marovich, Keener, Rogers, Newsome, Mohardt. Bottom Row — Chambers, Stine, Kirtland, Capt. Waser, Dauer, Casperson, Hauger. SENIORS Top Row —Wills, Sandles, Binzen, Snyder, Garrety. Second Row —Volk, McGuire, Erlandson, McCracken, Baboo, McNeill, Mitchell. Bottom Row —Meyers, Abrams, Goodman, Capt. Ward, Yohannon, DeLong, Klosowski. SOPHOMORES Top Row — Bennett, Verplank, Lauterback, Miller, Stanford, Imes, Savage, Olsenius. Bottom Row — Laser, Hollander, Lewis, Record, Northy, Mucha, Johnson. JUNIOR HIGH Top Row —W. Swartzell, E. Bloomingdale, W. DeWai.t, B. Swartzell, W. Blachley, R. Neel Bottom Rozv— ' W. Christenson, T. Anderson, E. Poore, B. Owens, K. Sandbacks, C. Hayes. BASKETBALL 109 CONFERENCE BASKETBALL STANDING F roebel . Won . ii Lost o Pet. 1.000 Mishawaka. . 6 2 •75° East Chicago . . 8 3 .728 Emerson . . IO 4 .720 Michigan City . . 7 3 . 700 Valparaiso. . 7 6 •539 Goshen. . 4 4 ■ 5 00 Whiting. . 4 7 •365 Elkhart . . 3 6 •333 South Bend . . 3 8 •273 La Porte . . 4 ii .267 Plymouth . . 2 6 .250 Hammond. . O 9 .000 Mgr. Madera Coach Brasaemle Captain Altenhof Top Row —Madera, Mgr.; Jones, Elser. Second Row — Burnam, Hutton, Wood, Stanford, Dauer. Bottom Row — Avery, Captain Altenhoff, Hollander. BASKETBALL A flying Norsemen five won for themselves a place in Indiana’s basketball hall of fame this year when they were seen in the cowbarns with Indiana’s sixteen best. A wonderful season was enjoyed by the strong Emerson Norsemen; winning 21 out of 27 starts does not fully indicate the successful season just passed by. With Captain Altenhof leading the sturdy warriors they have established a record of which Emerson may be fully proud, one which future Emerson teams may make their goal. Captain Altenhof kept up to expectations and was one of the strongest guards in this part of the state. Wood and Burnam were the two giant forwards that put the old crimp in the opponents’ machines. Because of this fact Wood was put on the third all state team while Burnam received honorable mention. Hutton proved to be one of the strongest backguards ever developed at Emer¬ son, although this was his first year on the team. Very seldom did the opponents get a short basket on “Hut”, and for this reason he was given honorable mention on one of the scribes all-state. Avery, Dauer, and Hollander were the three exceptionally good forwards playing their first year on the team. Jones and Stanford, playing their first year on the team, made a fine show¬ ing and much is expected of Stanford next year. The second team was composed of the following players, who enjoyed a very successful season with thirteen victories out of sixteen starts: Ernest Gardner, Paul Cohen, Maurice Kincaid, Louis Harmon, Walter Mucha, Glenn Waser, Albert Waite, John Record, and Walter Northey. The highly touted Norsemen netmen were first exposed to the fire of enemy sharpshooters this season on December 9, when the Hyde Park quintet invaded the Armory. Displaying a dazzling offense which got them off on the right foot, the Norsemen easily downed Hyde Park 30 to 5. On the following night La Porte’s fall by the wayside proved that Emerson was going to have a strong team on the court. East Chicago threw a monkey wrench in the Brasaemle coached crew by handing them a short end of a 37-33 count.This put fighting spirit in the hearts of the quintet. The following week we handed both Cedar Rapids and Valparaiso a sound trouncing, but only to take ours the next week, at Muncie, the runners up in the state tournament. Lafayette was taken over while Whiting, South Bend, and Hammond succumbed to the onslaught of the “Norse” netters. Wood being out, Emerson was defeated in the following game with Froebel. Stanford a newly added netter to the Norse machine turned in a fine game at center, but due to the lack of experience and overconfidence of the whole team Froebel urged ahead in the final minutes of play and defeated Emerson 24 to 20. The following night Emerson took another one on the nose, Michigan City winning 36-32. Whiting, South Bend, and Hammond again fell by the wayside in defeats which were well earned victories by the Norsemen. On February 18, we again met our ancient rival, Froebel, in one of the most hectic battles staged on the Armory Court. Froebel started out with a bang, and so played during the rest of the game. The game ending 36-22 with the “Norse” netters having the short end of the score. We had another hard job on our hand in giving East Chicago the once over; they had trimmed us once but no more. East Chicago got off to a good start but was soon overcome by the good shooting of Wood and Burnam. Hutton, as a backguard, could have never been outplayed. He turned in one of the best performances witnessed on the hardwood court. Over the week-end we dealt severely with both Valparasio and Central of Fort Wayne when we gave Valparaiso a short end of a 24-19 count, and Fort Wayne the short end of a 32-31 count. Both of these games were hard and it took a lot of team spirit to bring home the bacon. In the Valparasio game it was the last five minute rally that turned defeat into victory for the Norsemen. Fort Wayne, just another victory for the Norsemen, was the last game on the Norse¬ men schedule. The Players who received Gold Basketballs: Ralph Wood Morris Kincaid Russell Hutton Leon Stanford W t alter Mucha Delbert Burnam Harold Avery Carl Hollander Paul Cohen Raymond Altenhof Albert Waite Raymond Dauer Louis Harmon Ernest Gardner Glenn Waser Madera, Mgr. Players lost by graduation are: Ralph Wood Delbert Burnam Arthur Jones Ralph Wood, ’27. Captain Raymond Altenhof, ’28. 112 SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT EMERSON Having completed a successful season, dropping only five games of the regular schedule our attention was directed to the sectional. Entering the sectional with little chance of victory conceded to us, playing our flashiest basketball of the season we upset the dope to win from Froebel in one of the fastest games of basketball ever witnessed on any hardwood, by a score of 26 to 16. In the first game the Norsemen netters went up against Whiting which some people thought might be the darkhorse of the tournament. Emerson and Froebel came together Saturday morning. The battle was nip and tuck through the first ten minutes but as time went on the Norsemen seemed to be getting out in front. At the half the Norsemen, were ahead 12 to 7. Emerson came back at the half with more fighting spirit than they had at the first half and seemed to have it their own way on through the game. Sam Pollizotto was unable to bring the ball through the powerful defense which the Norsemen put up. Wood, Burnam, and Standford furnished the offensive scoring of the game. The Norsemen netters outplayed them all through the game. In the afternoon the Norsemen came up against Roosevelt of East Chicago and disposed of them as they did likewise with Hobart in the final game in the evening. Ralph Wood, ’27. REGIONAL TOURNAMENT “On to the Regional” was the cry heard all over the school by the Norsemen followers as the team was putting on the finishing touches. In practices which were held each evening the team spirit seemed to be high as if the men would not be satisfied with anything but the state “crown”. Valparaiso and La Porte won their sectionals and both were confident of winning the Regional. The Norsemen met Valparaiso in the first game and took them over after a hard fought game. Wood was the chief cog in the Valpo machine which was unable to connect enough times to win the game and were taken over 31 to 19. La Porte won their way to the final by taking over Kentland in the first game of the day. La Porte did not seem to furnish as much competition as did Valpo. No time during the game could the Norsemen afford to lie down, for the Slicers kept their old fighting spirit up which brought the frenzied fans to their feet more times than one during the last five minutes of the game. BANG the game was over and the Norsemen found themselves covered with more praise and glory, for old Emerson colors were flying high now. Nothing now was in their way from going down state. Ralph Wood, ’27. STATE TOURNAMENT To the State Tournament went the Norsemen with colors flying high. It was the first time that any Emerson team had been down state since 1920. Having played a good brand of ball through both the sectional and regional they were confident of taking over Mishawaka, the winner of the South Bend regional. Emerson-Mishawaka game was the first game Friday evening and one which proved worth remembering. At the start of the game Mishawaka seemed to get off on the right foot scoring six points to the Norsemen lone free throw. The game rn was nip and tuck during the first half with Mishawaka urging to the front 12 to 8 at the half. Emerson, determined not to be overthrown with their proud oppo¬ nent, played head up basketball all through the second half. The Norsemen showed good scoring ability. Hutton and Captain Altenhof took care of the defensive work. This proved to be one other stone out of the Norsemen’s road. Saturday morning Emerson went up against Martinsville, the winner of the State Tournament. It was a hard fought game from start to finish but the Norse¬ men seemed to be unable to hit the hoop. Martinsville played a slow game at all times. Martinsville took the lead at half time 13 to 7. The Norsemen came back fighting mad and ran the score 10 to 13, but it was at this stage of the game that Martinsville used their stalling type of game. The Norsemen was unable to break this up, and were defeated. It was one of the best games of the tourna¬ ment. This game closed the Norsemen season and will be a game the boosters will remember many a “moon”. Ralph Wood, ’27. BASKETBALL SCORES Emerson . . 30 Hyde Park . 5 Emerson . . 38 La Porte . 28 Emerson . . 33 East Chicago . 37 Emerson Cedar Rapids. 20 Emerson Valparaiso. 16 Emerson . . 31 Muncie. 46 Emerson . . 34 Lafayette. 21 Emerson . . 37 Whiting. 16 Emerson . . 49 South Bend . 20 Emerson . . 49 Hammond. 19 Emerson . . 24 Froebel . 3° Emerson . . 32 Michigan City . 36 Emerson . . 42 W ' hiting . 20 Emerson . . 27 South Bend . 17 Emerson . . 48 Hammond. 13 Emerson . . 22 Froebel . 36 Emerson . . 36 East Chicago . 28 Emerson . . 34 Valparaiso. 19 Emerson . . 32 Fort Wayne Central . 31 SECTIONAL Emerson . . 38 Whiting. 14 Emerson . . 26 Froebel. 16 Emerson . . 37 Roosevelt. 12 Emerson . . 32 Hobart. 20 REGIONAL Emerson . . 31 Valparaiso. 19 Emerson . . 30 La Porte . 19 STATE Emerson . . 28 Mishawaka. 21 Emerson . 14 Martinsville . 26 INTERCLASS BASKETBALL Seniors Juniors 115 rn TRACK AN D CROSS COUNTRY W MrC V sdWK; EMERSON TRACK SCHEDULE April 9 — Triangular meet. Emerson, 46 5-8; Froebel, 46 5-8; Horace Mann, April 19—Open. April 23 — Emerson Relays. April 30 — Goshen Relays. May 7 — Northern Indiana Conference at South Bend. May 14 — Sectional Meet. May 21 — State Meet. June 4—Staggs National Interscholastic. Coach Lampe Captain Matthias Mgr. Largura 118 Top Row — Krieg, Abrams, Frazure. Second Row — Mgr. Largura, E. Largura, Hughes, Dilling, Connelly, Coach Lampe. Bottom Row — Winters, Fleming, Miller, Capt. Matthias, Metzle r, Stamper, Sommers. With a few veterans, Wood, Matthias, Winters, Miller, and Hughes, left from last year’s Track Team, Coach Lampe expects to make a winning team. Some of the track men were out for indoor track early in the year and are rounding into good condition. This season the Emerson trackmen entered the Northwestern Interscholastic Track Meet held at Chicago and finished in fourth place. The Seniors won the class track meet when they defeated the Juniors 82 to 73. In a triangular meet with Froebel and Horace Mann, Emerson tied with Froebel for points. This meet will be an annual event from now on and judging from the keen rivalry shown this year, it will be one of the big track events every year for Gary. The Fourth annual Invitational Relays will be held April 23. Coach Lampe expects to have a larger number of athletes represented in the meet this year than any other year. W MrC Teams from all over the Middle West attend these relays. This meet is recog¬ nized as the leading meet of its kind in the High School Division in the country. No points are given to the teams and the prizes are medals and cups, which are donated by the business men of the city. This year we are having a special event, the one half mile and the two mile Relays for Culver Military Academy, Mooseheart, and St. Johns Academy. These are the strongest prep schools in the Mid-West. Coach Lampe has entered m any meets this year and prospects for. a successful season are very bright, due to the fact that he has one of the best balanced teams that ever represented Emerson. (Editors Note — Further accounts on meets are impossible due to the fact that this copy goes to press before meets are held.) EMERSON HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING TEAM 19 2 7 DUAL MEETS Emerson . . 20 South Bend . Emerson . . 27 East Chicago Emerson . . 18 South Bend . Emerson . . 19 Hammond . . Emerson . . 29 East Chicago Emerson . . 32 Hammond . . CHAMPIONSHIP MEETS Northern Indiana — South Bend, 20; Emerson, 15; Whiting, Lake County — Indiana Scholastic— Top Row Funkey, Mgr. Sandles, Capt. Eshelmen, De Long. Second Row —Martin, Reed, Coach Sparks, Roseberry. Bottom Row —Laser, Davis, Pearson, Lautenbach, Bennet, Boynton. 122 SWIMMING With only one or two veterans remaining from last year’s state championship swimming team, the candidates began strenuous practice under the direction of Coach L. D. Sparks. After having lost five and winning one dual meet, the Emerson swimmers showed a vast improvement over their previous performances by placing second in the first annual Northern Indiana Conference Championships held in East Chicago. The Emerson tankmen are given an excellent chance of winning the annual Lake County meet at Whiting and are also expected to do exceptionally well in the Indiana Scholastic Tank Meet at Columbus. In the Northern Indiana Conference meet the Emerson splashers upset all the dope by scoring a total of fifteen points for second place. Eshelman, the Gold and Gray tank star, was the second high point man of the meet, scoring one first and two seconds for a total of eleven points. Four tankmen distinguished themselves in the meets which have taken place thus far: Eshelman, Roseberry, Lautenback, and De Long. Eshelman performs in the 40, 100, and 220 yard free style swims. He is expected to win in at least two of these events in the state meet. Roseberry, the Tiny Tankster, swims the 40 and 100 yard free style events and also dives. He has done very creditable work in these events. De Long has improved very rapidly in his specialty, fancy diving, having already placed in the conference meet. Lautenback specializes in the 40 yard back stroke and 220 yard free style. He is one of the best back stroke swimmers in Lake County. Along with these boys the following give good promise of developing into stars. Their work this year has not quite brought them to the height of their ability, but before another season is over they will be classed along with any of their rivals. Warren Reed — 40, 220, Relay. Harvey McQuarrie — Fancy diving, 220. Leonard Boynton — 40, Relay. Fred Martin—Breast stroke, 100, Relay. Stanley Lasek — Breast stroke. Edward Munkoff — 100, Relay. Ben Davis—Back stroke, 40, Relay. Edward Pearson — 100, 220, Relay. Charles Funkey — 100, Relay. Ellis Bennett—Breast stroke. Robert Sandies has acted in a very efficient manner as manager and deserves a great deal of credit for the success of the team. Coach Sparks is preparing his swimmers for the Lake County and State Cham¬ pionship meets which take place after this goes to press. The team will be better fortified for the coming year as most of the boys will be back trying for their present positions against boys who will be coming on from grammar and freshmen classes. -JUUi The baseball season opened late because extremely damp weather conditions prevented earlier practice. With only five out of fourteen men left from last year, a large problem faced Coach Brasaemle in developing a winning team. Son thirty ca ndidates reported in the first call for tryouts and soon the final c made to fifteen. Jack Keener will be manager of the teams. Although the veteran players, Shewanich and Wills, pitchers; Binzen, catcher; Jones, second; and Hollander, first, are few, much is expected of them. The fact that all these boys were not regulars last year makes the development of a strong team harder but helps to promote a stiffer battle between the newcomers and last year’s men for berths on this season’s machine. As Coach Brasaemle’s motto is “The last man out only finishes the game”, all prospective team men may expect and receive a strenuous battle to the last thrown ball regardless of the arrangement of the numerals on the scoreboard. In addition to the veterans the team is composed of Harold Johnson, Paul Barton, James Morris, John Ricard, Ray Dauer, Walter Mucha, Dan Keyes, Albert Waite, Samuelson. CONFERENCE BASEBALL STANDING Nor thern Division Emerson Won 6 Lost 0 PCT. 1.000 East Chicago 5 1 •833 Whiting 3 3 .500 Hammond 5 .166 Valparaiso 1 5 .166 April 20 SCHEDULE 1927 Alumni at Emerson Opp. 8 Emer 9 April 26 May 3 Whiting at Emerson 5 6 Hammond at Emerson 0 6 May 5 Emerson at Valpo r 7 May 6 E. Chicago at Emerson I 7 May 17 Emerson at Whiting I H May 20 Valpo at Emerson 9 May 28 June 1 June 7 Emerson at Hammond Emerson at E. Chicago Emerson at Roosevelt, E. Chicago 1 - 1 June 13 Roosevelt at Emerson | - c Editors Note —Remainder of games 0 n schedule were not played when copy went to press. 10 a- — s’ This year again, the championship in class hockey could not be decided be¬ cause of the weather which rendered the field unfit to play on. Although this was very disappointing to both the girls and Miss Riggs, the coach, four very exciting class games were played. The lineups were: Freshmen — N. Clark, L. W.; J. Yeager, L. I.; R. Martindale, C.; H. Chlomin- ski, R. I.; M. Jump, R. W.; C. O’Hara, L. H.; M. Martindale, C. H.; L. Bam- brough, R. H.; H. Carter, L. F.; D. Ellis, R. F.; M. Mores, G.; R. Clark, Sub.; L. Gurland, Sub. Sophomores — S. Sandberg, L. W.; N. Falconer, L. I.; E. Stamper, C.; E. Bond, R. I.; M. Douglas, R. W.; L. Doyle, L. H.; E. Strophe, C. H.; A. Koronov, R. H.; G. Keller, L. F.; M. Black, R. F.; E. Vinovich, G.; K. Mohardt, Sub.; S. Milan- ovich, Sub.; F. Bensen, Sub.; L. Goodwin, Sub.; M. Thompson, Sub. Juniors —M. Larkin, L. W.; B. Vickroy, L. I.; M. Kraynak, C. F.; H. Hein- rick, R. I.; L. Ross, R. W.; H. Pihlgren, L. H.; M. Likavec, C. H.; E. Essmeister, R. H.; M. Oleska, L. F.; E. Morrison, G.; E. Waitkus, Sub.; M. Schwartz, Sub. Seniors — M. Hueston, L. W.; E. Nusbaum, L. I.; V. Bowlby, C. F.; M. Swion- tek, R. I.; FI. Winter, R. W.; M. Barnett, L. H.; K. Strom, C. H.; N. Hall, R. H.; E. Welter, L. F.; M. Lett, G.; L.Fabri,Sub.; C. Golkowski, Sub.; M. Potts,Sub.; M. Holt, Sub.; E. Britt, Sub. The Hockey Schedule: Friday, Oct. 29 Tuesday, Nov. 3 Wednesday, Nov. 4 Friday, Nov. 6 Sophomores Juniors Juniors Seniors Freshmen Sophomores Freshmen Freshmen BASKETBALL Basketball, of course, was another outstanding sport to which the girls re¬ sponded, enthusiastically. The teams were well directed by Miss Angier, the coach. Again this year the noble seniors captured the title of “Champs” after a series of hard fought battles. During the season the Freshmen won 1 game; the Soph¬ omores 4; Juniors 2; Seniors 5. The lineups were: Freshmen- H. Carter, R. F.; D. Preuss, L. F.; M. Mores, J. C.; N. Clark, R. C.; G. Searles, R. G.; D. Elster, L. G.; L. Shumate, Sub.; L. Gurbano, Sub. Sophomores — E. Vinovich, R. F.; E. Stamper, L. F.; A. Dunn, J. C.; T. Hal- lowell, R. C.; R. Benner, R. G.; G. Keller, L. G.; R. De Long, Sub.; M. Douglas, Sub.; M. Thompson, Sub.; E. Comstock, Sub. Juniors — H. Heinrich, R. F.; M. Kraynak, L. F.; L. Chart, J. C.; L. Ross, R. C.; A. Flynn, R. G.; M. Benner, L. G.; V. Johnson, Sub.; H. Pihlgren, Sub.; D. Lester. Seniors —M. Swiontek, R. F.; D. Yakimoff, L. F.; A. Weber, J. C.; H. Geier, R. C.; H. Huling, R. G.; V. Bowlby, L. G.; K. Rayan, Sub.; M. Breliant. Many other sports such as volley ball, baseball, captainball, and tennis were enjoyed by the girls but did not play so prominent a part as hockey and basketball. WinNjfred Lucas, ’27 128 “CAPTAIN APPLEJACK” THE CAST Ambrose Applejohn ...... Frank Collings Poppy Faire ....... Mary McDonald Mrs. Agatha Whatcombe ...... Sara Hood Anna Valeska ....... Marion Bain Mrs. Pengard ...... Helen Dickenson Horace Pengard ...... Sherwood Wirt Ivan Borolsky ....... John Kaminski Lush ........ William Jones Palmer ....... Elizabeth Handley Dennet ....... Marshall Monahan Johnny Jason ....... Wylie Percival Pirates Ralph Wood, George Dunn, Mike Stamper, Carolton Stringfellow, Kent Wise, Arthur Jones, Lester Hewitt. Samuel Jones ...... Business Manager Otis Phillips, Manager ..... Stage Committee Stage Committee—Maxwell Summers, Lester Hewitt, Wylie Percival, George Dunn. Joseph Meyers ....... Electrician Ada Marquardt, Adelaide Mazurie Properties and Costumes Miss Paul, Miss Wenzelmann In charge of Make-up Virginia Knott ...... Student Director Virginia C. Bell ....... Director CAPTAIN APPLEJACK Another successful Senior play became a part of memory when Captain Apple¬ jack was presented. The first scene is laid in an old New England home on the coast of Cornwallis. Ambrose Applejohn advertises his ancestral home for sale, determined to travel in search of adventure and romance. He gets his wish but without leaving the house. He imagines he has found just what he is looking for in the person of a gorgeous lady, Madame Anna Valeska. She claims to be a cele¬ brated Russian dancer, who has escaped from Moscow with the priceless jewels of a Grand Duchess and is being pursued by a terrible Bolshevist. Will not the brave gentleman save her and show her a hiding-place for the jewels? She learns of a secret cupboard in which is a parchment giving the details of a supposed hidden treasure. Ambrose sits up all night, only to dream that he is his ancestor. The second act takes place on board a pirate ship of which Applejack is Captain. In the third scene Madame Valeska succeeds in getting Applejohn out of the way. Borolsky and a bogus detective make an attempt to find the hidden treasure. While they are working, crooks enter through the window and cover Madame Valeska, who is really “big-eyed Gladys”, and her husband, Jim Fleming, safe¬ cracker and confidence man. They reason that the best thing they can do is to work together. They discover that the parchment has already been taken. Poppy Faire finds the cupboard and jewels mentioned in the parchment. At the close of the play Applejohn discovers that he has always loved Poppy. The success of the play was due to the strenuous efforts of Mrs. Bell, faculty supervisor, Virginia Knott, student director, and the cast. ' I Virginia Knott, ’27 J--11 ■V sdlKJ WMMrC rn THE JUNIOR CLASS PLAY CAST OF CHARACTERS Isadore, a Jewish Merchant Joe Bascom, alias Peter Turner Muggs, a Pickpocket . Gilly, a Second story Man Moses, an old tailor Betty Bascom, sister to Joe Jessie, a friend to Betty Mrs. Bascom, Mother to Joe and Sam, a country boy Deacon Tillinger, the Village Skin: Mr. Morgan, a New Yorker Elsie Tillinger, Joe’s sweetheart Mr. Callahan, a detective . Katie, a maid William Mohardt Maxwell Summers Edward Funkhauser Wesley Ward Russell Moore Jeanette Peterson ( afternoon) Beatrice Musselman, (evening) Imogene Campbell, (evening) Thelma Manlan, (afternoon) Betty Fay Cheadle Charles Isley flint Theodore Sizer John Thompson Jean Maxon, (afternoon) Beatrice Vickroy, (evening) Dwight Hockensmith Mary Jo Reid COMMITTEES Property Adelaide Mazurie, Chairman Vera Hauger Grace Title Stage Sam Chase, Chairman Wilbur Hedman Hallie Whitlow Ushers Viola Greenberger, Chairman Margaret Kraynak Kathleen Langel Ollie Huminsky Alice Carrouthers Dorcas Strom One of the most enjoyable dramatic events of the year occurred on February n, 1927 with the presentation of Turn To The Right by the Junior Class under the direction of Miss Naomi Wenzelmann. The play gives excellent opportunity to show development of character. Joe Bascom returns to his old home, after years of absence, to find that the place is about to be seized by the village skinflint. Just as chances for saving the farm appear very doubtful, two of Joe’s former companions appear. Through clever methods of their originality they secure the necessary money for Joe, and save the farm from the village Deacon. The youths then busy themselves harvesting the peach crop. When it is converted into Mother Bascom’s celebrated jam, the crop brings rich returns. Through the influence of the white-haired lady, the boys are restored to lives of honesty. Due to the expert training of Miss Naomi Wenzelmann, the conscientious work of the cast, and the interest of the production staff, the play was a great success. Maxwell Summers, ’28. 133 SOPHOMORE CLASS PLAY The Poor Little Rich Girl presented by the Sophomores, November 12, was a huge success. The first act is laid in the drawing room of Gwendolyn, the Poor Little Rich Girl. Miss Royle receives permission to have the evening off, and Jane also wishes the evening off so that she might be in the company of Thomas, the footman. Jane gives Gwendolyn some sleeping powder causing her to fall into a deep sleep. The second act is divided into three scenes: The Tell Tale Forest , The Land of Light, and Robin Hood’s Bam. In these scenes Gwendolyn under the influence of the sleeping powder sees her parents, teachers, and friends as she has always heard them called. Her father appears made of money; her mother, with the society bee in her bonnet. The third act is in Gwendolyn’s nursery, where she is recovering from the effects of the sleeping powder. Her father and mother decide to give up society and to see that their little girl is properly taken care of. Small portions of the various scenes were given in the auditorium, the Tuesday before the play. This was the first time that parts of a class play had been presented before the final production. This was an experiment and a satisfactory one, resulting in a record breaking attendance at the matinee. Slides were made of a number of scenes and used in our visual education work in the Gary Schools. Another precedent was set by the Sophcmores. The play was directed by Miss Paul. The play was so well managed by the different student committees and assistants that the director was in the audience throughout both performances. The students taking par t in the play showed unusual talent in character interpretation. Margaret Labb, 27 CAST Dancing Master German Teacher French Teacher rrench teacher 1 Music Teacher J Butler (Potter) Governess (Miss Royle) Snake in Nurse (Jane) Two facei Gwendolyn Poor Litt First Footman (Thomas) Big Ears Plumber Organ Grinder Mother With a b Father Man mad Doctor Who ridei First Society Woman Second Society Woman Third Society Woman They First Society Man Second Society Man Rosa, a maid .... Broker Policeman Heels ove Sarah Davis Jean Baure Annette Dunn l Pauline Fisher Robert Farmer Lucia Beddow . Mary Bertha Isabelle Smith Ray Bailey Ernest Le Pell Mark Wilson I.eah Morgan Snake in the grass . Two faced thing Poor Little Rich Girl With a bee in her. bon net Man made of money Who rides hobbies . David Monohan Wesley Reside Lois Jacob Isabelle Kcllv Viola Kosky Eleanor Smith Lois Jac Isabelle Ke Cecilia Crisman King’s English Little Bird Johnny Blake Heels over Head Puffy Bear Kinds End Beulah Seegal Enoch Medlen Charles Kollar Susan Markley Drucilla Miller Virginia Benoit Viola Kosky 135 SPICE AND VARIETY For many high schools, December fifteenth and sixteenth this year were merely the two days before Christmas vacation, but for Emerson these dates marked the annual production of the famous Spice and V ariety show. The pro- gram»was started with a “bang” by Louis’s Lucky ’Leven. Margaret Lutz and Elmo Smith with their singing and ' winning ways won a large share of applause at each performance. The “office force” were very cleverly and humorously portrayed in one of the more serious duties of life. Ralph Baker, Harold Seegal, Otis Phillips and Abe Marcovich sang “The Belle of Barcelony” as it had never been sung before; in fact we didn’t know what real singers were before this act. Next came an exhibition of the Charleston in “full bloom”, the Jazz Wedding. George Volk and his partner “Long John Sandies” were a “knockout” with some snappy jokes and peppy songs. The Dummy Dance and the Three Thrilling Tumblers were two acts that had never been attempted before at a Spice and Variety show. The Delta Raw Deals, otherwise known as the Varsity Wise-crack Team, showed the audience a few things about college life. Betty Cherney, Leah Morgan, Isabelle Smith, and Faye Cheadle displayed their talents separately and in a very unique manner. Pokey Hontsus was another new act and very ori- gU1 The Lucky ’Leven, Pirates’ Loot, and Delta Raw Deal were chosen by popular vote the three best acts. These acts later appeared at the Palace with much success and favorable comment. The show was a success through the efforts of Miss Harrison, Miss Paul, Miss Wenzelmann, Mrs. Belt Miss Sayers, Miss Greenhill, Mr. Litton, Miss Newton, and Miss Heimberg. The student committee was also a big factor in the pro¬ duction. Louis Snyder, 27 Lucky’Leven Prize Winning Act I had often passed the door To love and twilight land. But someone always called to me And pulled me by the hand. I could not listen to the music Of violins playing low, For I think I heard the echoes Of the very winds that blow. I could not drink the yellow wine. From out the yellow moon. I tried to catch a bit of sky From the top of a yellow dune. But when I pass the door again To love and twilight land, You’ll blow a kiss from there to m And lead me by the hand. Helen Dickinson MEETIN Asittin’ by the little stream that runs by my cottage door, Alistin’ to the Bob O Links asingin’ on the dewy moor. Alookin’ at the daffodils aclimbin’ on my garden wal I’m hopin that ”11 meet you by the sparklin’ waterfall. You’ll be dancin’ in the twilight to the rippling of the streams. You’ll be lovin’ and a kissin’ all the flowers wet with dew. You’ll be callin’ and a laughin’ till I come there to you. Helen Dickenson, ’27 THE MIXED CHORUS Early in April, eighty aspirants for the mixed chorus started practice with the express purpose of winning back the honors which they lost last year. For several years the chorus had won first place in the Lake County Contest, but last year Hammond was the winner. The outlook is extremely bright this year for the chorus to win back the honors which they had held for so long. The selections which will be used this year are the Lullaby of Life by Henry Leslie, which will be sung by all the schools entered, and the Shadow March by Protheroe, which is an optional number. The mixed chorus is an annual affair and has always brought glory to the name of the school. Just as Emerson is noted in the field of sports by her football teams so is she known in the field of music by her mixed choruses. This year the boys and girls are under the able direction of Miss Grace Sayers, who is work¬ ing hard to develop the best chorus in the history of the school. Richard Mac Cracken, ’27 140 The Girls’ Glee Club is one of the most active branches of the music depart¬ ment of Emerson School. This club is an organization of high school girls holding meetings every Monday after school. Any business that may be brought up is disposed of in regular parliamentary order with the president in charge. Miss Grace Sayers directs the music period. The Girls’ Glee Club participates in a great number of school events, com¬ petitive and otherwise; of these, the Lake County Choral Contest is perhaps the most important. In this endeavor, the Glee Club has always done creditably well. During Music Week, an annual event in Gary, the Girls’ Glee Club makes several appearances. Then there are other programs, in and out of school, in which they take part. The Girls’ Glee Club is a valuable addition to the music department; it offers an opportunity for extra musical training that is of great help to any student. Under the able direction of Miss Sayers the girls have made unusual progress in choral work, and are to be commended for their efforts. Marguerite Monahan, ’27 THE BOYS’ CHORUS Each year Mr. Snyder o rganizes a boys’ chorus which is composed mostly of boys from the 10:15 anc I:I 5 high school auditoriums, and from the 10:15 Concert Band. The purpose of this organization is threefold: namely, to compete in the Lake County Choral Contest, to sing during Music Week, and to furnish musical programs at churches and musical organizations. This chorus, under the direction of Mr. Snyder, has made a very enviable record at the Lake County Choral Contests. It has won second and first places respectively in the past two years. This year our hopes are soaring, based on our record in the previous years. As there are very nearly the same fellows out for the chorus, we have great ex¬ pectations of bringing home the winners’ cup. At the time of this writing the contest has not yet been held. Otis Phillips, ’27 mMJ rC The Music Memory Contest has been an annual event for the past five years. After the preliminary contests in the local schools, the winning grade and high school teams have the honor to enter the Chicago Music Memory Contest, which includes Chicago and vicinity. Some teams come from as far away as one hundred miles. It is always considered a great honor to win the Chicago Music Memory Contest. The first Music Memory Contests consisted of about thirty musical selections which the students were to learn thoroughly to be able to recognize the selection when the Symphony Orchestra played two or three measures of it. In writing down the title of the number, the composer, and his nationality, spelling counted, so that many times a team lost because an “i” had not been dotted or a “t” not crossed. This was just as much of a spelling match as a test for musical ability. The last two Music Memory Contests consisted of five parts. The first included the study of dance forms, such as the minuet, gavotte, waltz, and the mazurka. Part two consisted of nationality. The nationalities thus far studied are British, Scandinavian, Hungarian, Russian, Indian, and Italian. The study of the in¬ dividual instruments of the woodwine and string choir composed part three. The fourth part was eight or ten memory numbers to be learned thoroughly and recognized as in previous contests. The last part was the study of composers and their works. This includes the study of symphonies. For the first, second, third, and fifth parts the orchestra plays an entire selection which is unfamiliar to the students, and unrecorded. Each school sends a team composed of five members. The Emerson Music Memory team this year consists of Ruby Stephenson, Mary Catherine Taylor, Virginia Benoit, Robert Buchsbaum, and Elizabeth Buchsbaum. The substi¬ tutes are Bertram Mack and Virginia Rossman. This work is very beneficial to the students participating because they learn many interesting things that the average student can not learn in class work, j Elizabeth Buchsbaum, ’28 THE CONCERT BAND The Emerson Concert Band is now one of the finest bands in the Middle West, for it has complete instrumentation and is composed of the best talent available in the school. Through the services of the band instructors and leaders the organization has developed greatly in discipline and musical ability. Mr. Warren is to be complimented for its success which has resulted from his conscien¬ tious instruction and untiring efforts. At the beginning of the new school year the band was very fortunate in securing the services of Mr. C. V. Hendrickson as assistant director. Nick Mardovin has proved to be a very capable manager; Louis Snyder has served as first principal musician; George Dunn, as second principal musician; and Dwight Hockensmith, as drum major. The Concert Band receives many invitations to play in other cities. The first trip taken in the new school year was to Crown Point to play at the Lake County Fair. In the forenoon of October fifteenth a concert was played in the Palace Theatre and was followed by a trip to South Bend where another concert was given in the evening. After hearing the concert at the Palace Theatre during the convention of the Lake County Teachers in Gary, Dr. S. Parkes Cadman, the well-known New York clergyman, wrote an interesting letter to the band. In this letter Dr. Cad¬ man gave high praise for the appearance of the band and the remarkable intonation of the ensemble. One of the most important of the year’s concerts, the seventh annual concert, was presented to a capacity crowd at the Elks Temple on Tuesday evening, December seventh. A duplicate concert was played in La Porte in January. This year the band has played twice over the radio from WEBH, the Herald and Examiner Station at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago. The numbers were enthusiastically received. The technic and ability of the organization won praise from the Chicago radio and music critics. At the various concerts the band boasted of four soloists: Wilbur Hedman, piccolo; Roger McElfresh, trombone; George Dunn, bass; and Ben Clay, bassoon. Seven boys were chosen from the Concert Band to play in the North Central Symphonic Band composed of players from ten states, which met at Springfield, Illinois early in April. The Emerson Band was represented by Louis Snyder, Max Bryant, Wilbur Hedman, Harry Sommers, George Dunn, Melvin Endicott, and Ben Clay. We hope that the concert band will be as successful in the annual contest as it has been in the concert work. We extend thanks to the student body for its interest in the Concert Band. Ben Clay, ’28 rn ii The Emerson Girls’ band, started in 1922 with One girl, Irma Siar. The next year a few more girls joined, and in 1924 we had our first assembled girls’ band of twenty-five pieces. We played at the fall concert of that year under the direction of Mr. H. S. Warren. The second annual fall concert occurred in 1925; Mr. Roessler directed the band of about fifty pieces. The band now consists of seventy-five pieces: twenty clarinets, four piccoloes, eight saxaphones, two E flat clarinets, one obeo, twelve cornets, ten trombones, three baritones, seven horns, six basses, and five drums. The band played their third annual concert at the Elks Temple this fall under the direction of Mr. Hen¬ drickson. Our coronet soloist, Jessie Dow, helped make the concert a good one. The band is now fully uniformed and has won renown around this district for its military appearance and for its playing. The band hopes to win first place, in all contests, but what other place could we win with Mr. Warren and Mr. Hendrickson at the head of our band? Irma Siar, ’27. THE REGIMENTAL BAND The Regimental Band was organized and equipped the fall semester of 1925 for service with the R. 0 . T. C. It assembled again last semester, and the follow¬ ing officers were elected: Albert Johnston, principal musician; Robert Fuller, second principal musician; John Collins, manager. The band played in two engagements last semester, once for the Lindbloom football game, and once in the Auditorium. This semester the officers are: Leonard Boynton, principal musician; Raymond Bratton, second principal musician; Von Hall, manager. Further engagements will be accepted, as Manager Hall has several prospects in view. Improvement in the Regimental Band has been remarkable during the course of the year. Mr. Warren is certain that the many vacancies in the Concert Band will be filled adequately next year. Roger Waugh, ’28. 148 THE EMERSON ORCHESTRA Heretofore, the Emerson orchestra has received little comment and has been taken, more or less, for granted; but recently, under the guidance and tutorship of Mr. Glenn B. Litton, it has been gaining the attention of the Emerson student body and of others, more and more. Previously it received little more than thanks for playing; now, it is getting much favorable comment. Formerly, the members were without uniform dress; now, they have uniforms for the occasions when they are to play. The solo work of the orchestra has improved much. Small groups of players under the direction of one of their members are often sent to play be¬ fore audiences. The orchestra, combined with Froebel’s, is known as the Gary High School Symphony Orchestra. It began the activities of the year on November 3, 1926 with a concert; it was assisted by the Chicago Woodwine Ensemble, members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Again on March 1, 1927, the Symphony gave a concert aided by several local organizations. Some of the occasions for which the Emerson orchestra has furnished the music are: for the class plays; every Thursday night for the Community programs; for the Fathers and Sons’ banquet at the Christian Church; for the Gary Little Theatre programs; for commencement; for the football banquet given by the Rotary Club. The orchestra entered the Lake County Contest. Music Week, which began May first, was opened by a concert by the Gary High School Sym¬ phony Orchestra. The members of the orchestra show a fine spirit of cooperation. David Fuchs, ’27 THE “ E ’ ’ STAFF Writeups, cuts, advertisements, pictures, bills, sales reports, activity slips, and hundreds of other incidentals have been running constantly through our brains for the past seven or eight months causing dizzy spells of gathering materials and rushing copy to the engravers and printers for a discount. We have tried to set an example in this year’s publication of which next year’s board in their instinctive desires to better will have to exert themselves to the utmost. How well we have accomplished our objective you alone must judge. If distributing credit were attempted for this journalistic endeavor, it would require a roll of many students other than the staff, and also many faculty mem¬ bers. However, to Miss McDaniel goes a great deal of credit for untiring efforts in helping to create this book. Miss Lull and her art students are responsible for the high standard of art in our book. Miss Brown and Miss Newton have given invaluable assistance and suggestions. To these teachers the staff sincerely wish to extend their thanks. Many times hopes for a successful and pleasing result of our project have been dashed carelessly and thoughtlessly on the rocks of indifference. Somehow, how¬ ever, a silver lining has always turned up just at the right time, and we sincerely hope that next year’s board will profit by our experiences and difficulties, for we know we have. The Editor. » J1 ANNUAL CLERICAL DEPARTMENT The Office Training Class was organized in September 1926. The purpose of this class is to add the finishing touches to the technical sub¬ jects of shorthand, bookkeeping, and typewriting. Because of its secretarial training, the Office Training Class was assigned to do all the bookkeeping for the Annual, and was given the name of the Annual Clerical Force. Out of this office training class grew The Office Circle, a club organized for the purpose of helping both those persons who are in the business world and those who wish to go into the business world. On February 21, 1926, the charter members of this club met and elected Lena Fabri, President, and Anna Joyce, Secretary. Further nominations were held later. The technical requirements of The Office Circle were made so that only per¬ sons who are ambitious and desirous of getting a position in the business world may join the club. The club hopes to do much in the future to help the ambitious boys and girls who are planning to go into the business world. Margaret Luscombe, ’27. 153 nn Sherwood Wirt Sara Hood Abe Marcovich, Margaret Labb James Gorman, Margaret Kerr Frank Colungs Necia Hall, Pauline Blaner Business Manager Advertising Manager Advertising Solicitors Circulation Manager Assistant Circulation Managers STAFF News Editors Josephine Makowsky, Edna Lemley Madeline Hagerstrom, Elizabeth Van Winkle Hazel Geier, Eloise Nusbaum . . .. Exchange Editors Mary McDonald, Hettie Patch .... Personal Editors Ted Binzen ..... Boys ' Athletic Editor Martha Holt ...... Girls ' Athletic Editor Helen Dickinson ....... Feature Editor Harold Seegal, Harry Polakow .... Humor Editors Evelyn Pope .....•• Cartoons FACULTY ADVISERS Grace A. Benscoter Hazel B. Harrigan William O. Wallace John Benner English Typewriting Printing Press Room N.B.—In February 1927, it became necessary to have all of the work on the Emer-Sun done in a down-town commercial shop. This caused the expense of the publication to become so great that the paper was discontinued the second semester. LAKE COUNTY LATIN CONTEST The annual Lake County Latin Contest was held in Whiting High School, February 26, 1927. Emerson had four representatives in this contest: Betty van Winkle and Marguerite Monahan in the Vergil division, and George Swanson and William Sunderman in the Cicero division. The Emerson contestants were fortunate in securing three places of the possible four. Marguerite Monagan won first place in Division III, while George Swanson won similar honors in Division II, with William Sunderman a close second. These three contestants competed in the District Latin contest with favorable results. The Lake County.Latin Contest is sponsored by Indiana University to encour- age high scholarship in the Latin department in Indiana high schools. The com¬ petition in this contest is very keen since the participants are all winners of the local contests and, consequently, are the best Latin students of their communities. Miss Peters, who coached our representatives, is in a great measure responsible for their success. While this contest is in no way spectacular, since there are no spectators to urge their teams on to victory, still a great deal of interest in such events is felt and expressed by the school, and is appreciated by the participants who devote much time and hard work in the interest of scholarship. Marguerite Monahan, ’27 158 WMM rC V sJH 1927 Emei THE ART DEPARTMENT The art department affords excellent opportunities for those students seeking some means of self-expression. Water color, wash drawing, charcoal cast studies, poster work, and illustration are the courses in greatest demand. The art department plays a prominent part in every school event. Numerous basketball and football games are advertised by means of striking placards and signs. Posters of all descriptions tell the passer-by of some class play. The realistic scenery prepared under Miss Lull’s supervision is invariably praised. The Military Ball, Sophomore Dance, Junior Prom, and Senior Farewell owe their artistic successes to the co-operation of the art department in preparing favors and decorations. The school cafeteria uses many “health hint” posters and other decorations prepared by art students who were allowed to develop original ideas in connection with this enterprise. Students in the art department render invaluable assistance in the preparation of the annual. The “cuts” of the Juniors and Seniors are placed on backgrounds designed by someone in this department. The humorous and snappy illustrations are the work of students in the art classes. The clever decorations have the same source. Miss Marjorie Berliant, art editor of the annual, received the necessary training for her present office under the guidance of Miss Lull. In past years several picture exhibitions were sponsored by Miss Lull and her associates. Canvasses by many leading artists were shown. Pictures selected by popular vote were purchased and presented to the school by various organi¬ zations. Senior classes in the past have completed the Holy Grail series which now hang in the third corridor. They are valuable reproductions of the group by Abbey in the Boston Library and are of use to both the English and art depart¬ ments. In a few short sentences Miss Lull told the writer of her methods. She be¬ lieves the eye training received in art work is invaluable. Perfect co-ordination between eye and muscle places the student in a position to forge ahead rapidly should he care.to make art his field of endeavor. Such training is of practical aid in virtually every profession. Men and women who can comprehend and criticize a subject intelligently are much sought after. The progress of the in¬ dividual depends upon his initiative and talent. There are no set requirements. Students of unusual ability are given unlimited opportunities for advancement. Pupils acquire confidence in their own ability. They become adept in the use of harmonious color schemes for all purposes. They learn to appreciate beauty and charm in many things hitherto unnoticed. In closing Miss Lull again empha¬ sized the point that “keen perception and accurate judgment of relative values” are the outstanding results of her work. Paul Mann, ’27 n Our Drafting Department is deserving of special attention and a great deal of pride this year, for it is one of our most interesting and progressing departments. We all know that the department, since it was first introduced, has been develop¬ ing in every way. We respectfully submit this credit to our teachers, Mr. Yeager and Mr. French. The Emerson mechanical drawing department was started in 1912 by Mr. Yaeger. At that time the drawing room was less than half the present size, with very poor equipment; there were horses such as carpenters use for tables, cheap T squares, and cardboard triangles. The courses were only half the present number. Today, if you were to ask as to the size of the department, the answer would be: “Twice the size it was originally, and still growing”. If the question should be as to equipment, the answer would be: “The best available”. If your question should be as to the type of student after a course in Emerson, then we should ask you to refer to the different engineering schools, for they have proved Emerson School as “A high”. All reports show the foundation one may get here at school as the very best that can be obtained. The courses in the department are many. We have courses in Architectural, Machine, Structural, Electrical, Topographical, Sheet Metal, and Plumbing. While Architectural and Machine are the most common the others are gradually gaining as high a standard, and are equally interesting, and valuable. Some of these courses have been introduced by students who have taken special interest, and have taken other courses before trying so great a task. A knowledge of blue¬ printing is also gained. Many blueprints are made for the department and for other departments of the school system. Architectural is useful in many ways to all students. Drafting gives to one the desire to be neat and accurate in all types of work, as well as in this one de¬ partment. It also gives one a greater sense of beauty. Today as never before, beauty of architecture and machinery, is being demanded by the designers of the country. The automobile, for example, is being developed with great beauty. One without the sense of beauty would be at a loss of great importance. The Drafting Department is one of the very few departments in the school which awards the students for effort toward a goal of good work. This alone is an incentive to a student to make good in a really valuable trade, but the greatest incentive is the untiring efforts of the instructors who try to make the work as interesting as it is proving to be. For excellent work students are awarded letters, For six semesters or more with an average of B or above, a block letter is given; for an average of A a circular letter is given. For eight semesters or more with an average of A, the student is given a choice between a block or circular. Then there is a special letter which requires one thousand hours or more with an average of A for the last semester of work. Pauline Johnson, ’27 Virginia Knott, ’27 Fred Wills, ’27 Lester Hewitt, ’27. -JUMk MrC V sd! The purpose of the Board of Control is to help make and enforce the rules governing the school body. The Board of Control has done much work this year for the school under the able leadership of the following officers: Ralph Wood, President; Edward Hughes, Vice-President; and Helen Dickinson, Secretary. The sponsor of the Board is Mr. Carlberg, whose assistance has been very much appreciated. The Board of Control acts through committees. The efforts of the Booster Committee under the sponsorship of Miss Harrison have been untiring. The success of the sales of tickets for football, basketball, declamatory, matinee dances and other events, was due to the Booster Committee. Its works have been very commendable. The Eligibility Committee, under Miss Talbot’s supervision, has brought the reports of the ineligible people before the students. The records show that by doing this work the number of ineligible students has decreased. The work of the Building and Grounds Committee has been to enforce the rules and regulations about the school. This group has a monitor force. Monitors are placed on duty at each entrance and in the halls during the lunch periods. It is their duty to report any violators of the rules and to maintain order in the corridors during this time. It has been under the sponsorship of Mr. Warrum. A great deal of credit can be given to the Athletic Finance Committee. Their work during the past year has been to collect the money obtained from basket¬ ball and football games. They finance the purchases of the football and basket¬ ball awards. Ada Marquardt, ’27 The primary purpose of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps is to create a corps of trained officers who in the event of war can be called upon to train and lead the Citizen or National Army. The secondary purpose of the Reserve Offi¬ cers Training Corps is to train a large body of intelligent patriotic and non-political Americans who will be by virtue of their mental and moral standing, superbly qualified to form a connecting link between the Regular Army and the citizens of the United States. The Great War has proved that troops leading in modern combat require a high degree of efficiency and that training cannot be acquired by magic within a few weeks after the outbreak of war. The R. O. T. C. is accordingly an insti¬ tution of national importance, and its success and efficiency are matters of national concern. But in addition to its importance to the National Defense, a proper course of military instruction, including discipline and training in the direct and practical methods of accomplishing results characteristic of military procedure, is of the greatest benefit to the students in their future careers in civil life. Among the activities sponsored by the R. O. T. C. are the rifle team, basket¬ ball, military ball, and competitive drills. Each year the rifle team participates in matches with various high school R. O. T. C. units throughout the United States. The Gary team has always been well up among the leaders. A com¬ petitive drill is held annually between Emerson and Froebel. The best company, best squad, and best first, second and third year students are chosen and awarded appropriate trophies. The Emerson School has had the best company for several years. John Boyle, ’27 There is one place in Emerson that can rightly be called the mecca of the school, for it is in the auditorium that student activities may be found at any time. The auditorium advocates visual, musical, and dramatic appreciation. Each day the hour is devoted to musical and dramatic appreciation with the students fur¬ nishing their own ideas and taking, in a measure, control of the hour making it as interesting and as pleasing as they desire. The first part of the hour is devoted to music appreciation and group singing under the direction of Miss Sayers. During the last of the hour, programs are presented; such as plays,educational programs, slides, and many other forms of entertainment. This year 1926 was ushered into the Auditorium world by a new instructor, Miss Harrison. This year has found changes in the Auditorium regime. A minature Spice and Variety called Stunt day has been instituted. On this day which comes once a month, students who have planned and practised their stunts present them to the Auditorium. This has proved successful because it is pleasant entertaining fun, develops originality and responsibility, and reveals new talent. A phase of the Auditorium is its League. A vital part of the Auditorium is its training teachers who coach the students in the dramatic art and are responsible for the programs of the year. Because it gives the students great appreciation of music, instructs group singing, advocates civic, national and international pride by current events and establishes and uncovers student talent and dramatic originality it is truthfully called the “Mecca of Emerson School”. Helen Dickinson, ’27 AUDITORIUM LEAGUE The Auditorium League was organwed at Emerson in 1919 for the purpose of giving the students practice in conducting a meeting, in working in committees, and in planning programs. The meetings are often open forum discussions in which topics of civic and national importance are discussed by various students, with a general discussion following. These discussions are received with en¬ thusiasm on the part of the students. The programs of the Auditorium League this year have been especially interest¬ ing. In the 9:15 and 10:15 auditoriums, one of the best was a Longfellow program, consisting of tableaux and readings from his famous poems. In the 1:15 and 2:15 auditoriums a one act play, “The Romancers”, was enjoyed by the students. In addition to this regular school work, the Auditorium Leagues of Emerson and Froebel meet for two contests during the first semester of the school year. These contests are the Declamatory Contest and Debate. During the eight years in which Emerson and Froebel have had Declamatory Contests, each has won four victories. Robert McArthur won the contest for Emerson one year; Olive Gustin won for two years; and Margaret Labb was the winner this year. The contest this year was slightly different from those of former years. Each contestant gave a contest number, a poem “The House With Nobody in It”, in addition to her chosen selection. There were only three students from each school, instead of four. There was only one judge. Margaret Labb, Helen Dick¬ inson, and Faye Cheadle were the members of our team. Emerson received honorable mention by the judge. In his interesting talk following the contest, he complimented Helen Dickinson on her interpretation of the contest number. In the debates, Emerson has one more victory than Froebel. The debate this year was a victory for Emerson. The cuestion was: “Resolved, That there should be in our government a department of education with a secretary in the President’s cabinet.” The negative arguments were presented by our three very competent debaters: Harold Seegal, Marguerite Monahan, and Kent Wise. Our debaters worked hard to win the debate and to add another victory to Emerson s long list. The team was trained by Miss Wenzelmann. At the close of the debate, the judge gave a very interesting analysis of the speeches of the two teams, indicating the weak and strong qualities. He especially commended Marguerite Monahan for her excellent presentation of the arguments. His decision was in favor of our team, whose arguments, he believed, were the better organized and more convincing. The activities of the Auditorium League have been very successful this year. We are proud, very proud, of the teams and individuals who made them so. Maureen Fisher, ’27 THE LAKE COUNTY CONTEST OF 1927 Ten boys answered the call for candidates for the Oratorical Contest of 1927. The following won places in the first preliminary contest: Abe Marcovich, William Jones, Harold Seegal and Otis Phillips. The second preliminary contest was very closely contested. Harold Seegal won first place, and William Jones and Abe Marcovich tied for second place. The orations were very carefully selected and contained a great deal of current history which naturally helped in holding the interest of the audience. The final contest was held the evening of April 8 in the Auditorium. Harold Seegal won first place in the final contest and also the honor of representing Emerson School in the Lake County Contest held in Whiting. Sixteen girls tried out for the Declamatory Contest which was held at the same time the Oratorical Contest was held. Just as the Oratorical Contest was very closely contested, so was the Declamatory Contest. All the selections were very interesting. The winners of the second contest of the Declamatory pre¬ liminary were Margaret Labb, Adelaide Mazurie, and Isabelle Smith. Margaret Labb won first place in the final contest. Mrs. Bell trained the orators. Miss Paul had charge of contestants in the Declamatory Contest. The final contest was very excellently judged and criticized by Miss Hazel Easton of the Northwestern University School of Speech. All the contestants were amply rewarded for their efforts because of the just and help¬ ful criticism given by Miss Easton. The program of the Final Contest was very interestingly given and was as follows: Song ......... Mixed Chorus Progress and Tolerance ..... William Jones The Black Night.Adelaide Mazurie America, A World Power ..... Abe Marcovich Tommy Stearns Scrubs Up ..... Isabelle S mith Creative Citizenship ...... Harold Seegal The Copperhead.Margaret Labb Song ......... Girls’ Chorus William Jones, ’28 1G9 Ill-Ill l|y%CV r mi YELLING YODLERS Two hundred twenty-five girls organized a club and called themselves the Yelling Yodlers. Their sole purpose was to back all the teams of Emerson by showing the cleanest of sportsmanship in victory or defeat. In order to carry on and hold the group together they elected a president, a secretary, and a treas¬ urer. This year Helen Dickinson was elected president; Sarah Hood, secretary; and Josephine Makowsky, treasurer. To promote club spirit and establish a means of recognition the Yelling Yodlers wear gray and gold sweaters. The Yelling Yodlers have lived up to their name and to the purpose of their Club. Their true sportsmanship has been displayed many times. At the Froebel game of this year all the Yelling Yodlers stood out in a steady downpour of rain and cheered their team to victory. When they can do that and still laugh they have that quality of school spirit which endures through a hundred defeats. Three or four matinee dances were given by them in order to give a dance in honor of the basketball team. The Yelling Yodlers with their sponsor, Mrs. Pickard, have shown themselves good losers, good winners, and “ honest-to-gocdness” sports. The Yelling Yodlers who are graduating send back the words “Carry on” for ’01 Em’, and the Gray and Gold. Helen Dickinson, ’27 THE COMMERCIAL To keep in touch with the business world and to prepare its students for it, Emerson High School offers in its daily routine a commercial field which is under the capable supervision of Miss Brown, Miss Rowe, and Miss Harrigan. Each year the Commercial Department shows evidences of progress and growth along different lines, which are of great value and useful information to the hundreds of students now being taught the fundamental principles of business life. Quali¬ fied stenographers, secretaries, and bookkeepers are always in constant demand, and the ability to handle their respective duties with efficiency is an asset that will count much in the business realm. The Gregg System of Shorthand is taught by Miss Brown. This department carries the student through the elementary principles of shorthand to the advanced work of court reporting. Awards of certificates and medals are given here in speed tests, a grade of 95% being necessary to pass one. The value of shorthand can not be overestimated from the standpoint of a business career for some of the most prominent men and women in commercial and professional life today got their start in the world through opportunities offered by shorthand. The typewriting classes are in charge of Miss Rowe and Miss Harrigan. To this department is certainly due great credit for satisfactory work done for the Emer-Sun and the annual. Awards are given by the Remington and Underwocd Companies for speed and accuracy. They are: certificates, medals and pins of bronze, silver and gold with diamond and pearl settings, awarded for a speed ranging from thirty to one hundred fifty words a minute. The number of awards ' given out in this department certainly speaks well for its goed work and success. Bookkeeping is taught by Miss Brown, Miss Harrigan, and Miss Rowe, who introduce many eager students into the myster ies of accounting — the keeping of books identical to actual experience. The Office Training Class takes the raw beginner, equipped only with a knowl¬ edge of shorthand, typewriting, and bookkeeping and turns him into a well-trained secretary. It is a broad laboratory course which develops secretarial power. As a combined result of the Office Training classes, the Office Circle, a com¬ mercial club, has been organized to which all business men and women of the city, their office help, and commercial students are eligible, provided they come up to certain, specified qualifications. The club is doing admirable work and mem¬ bers are benefiting greatly from talks and demonstrations given by successful business men. All pupils entering high school, inclined towards a business career should take advantage of this wonderful opportunity offered here, both in the Com¬ mercial Course and in the Commercial Club, to possess themselves of a usable knowledge in that direction, to be applied later to one of the most extensive of bread-winning accomplishments. Marjorie Mann, ’27. EMERSON SHOPS The past year has been a year of extremely rapid growth for the various de¬ partments in the Industrial Education Building. The enrollment in all depart- ments is beyond the intended capacity of the various class rooms and shops, and is still growing. The various courses that have been offered during the past year are numerous, and others will be added next fall. At present we have Foundry Practice, Molding, and Core Making, taught by Mr. Clyde G. Frakes, who is also principal of the shops building. Then there are all of the general courses usually found in a first class and thoroughly equipped machine shop. These are taught by Mr. M. M. McElhinney. In the automobile mechanics department, under the direction of Floyd McMullen, there are taught the various occupations directly connected with automotive industry; here, too, the equipment of the shop is especially commendable. Perhaps the department that has shown the most spectacular growth during the year is the Department of Forging and Heat Treating. Here the boys learn that iron is not at all hard to work, and that it can be “bent to their will” if suf¬ ficient heat and pressure is applied. Mr. Walter C. Voll, the instructor, was transferred to our shops from Froebel School at the beginning of this semester. In the Department of Graphic Arts, directed by Mr. Wm. O. Wallace, assisted by Mr. J. M. Benner, who has charge of the press room, more than ordinary interest is displayed by all pupils. Here is a department where the instructors actually have to drive the students away after their day’s work is done. Those who have taken any Graphic Arts course, whether it be printing, press work, proof-reading, stock accounting, illus trating, or commercial art, know how in¬ teresting and absorbing these courses are: and it is an assured fact that these two instructors are making the work interesting. Taken all in all, the shops courses are testing the capacity of the new building, with all indications pointing to a still greater enrollment next year. EMERSON FOUNDRY SHOP Have you ever made the short journey over to the Foundry Shop of Emerson School? To one unacquainted to the mysteries of Foundry the shop has a for¬ midable aspect with its long rows of snap flasks, sand piles, and many lights on drop cords. In little boxes there are slicks and strike-offs; and in the corners there are rammers. Emerson has one of the best equipped foundry shops in all high schools of Indiana. Mr. Frakes is the instructor. There are over one hun¬ dred and fifty students now taking foundry. Training is offered in the following branches: moulding, coremaking, and metallurgy. All these are interesting and of great value to the students taking them. Work in this department is not un¬ rewarded, for Mr. Frakes has devised a system of giving diplomas for superior work. A diploma is obtained by complying with the following conditions: Stu¬ dents taking foundry their first semester are on probation; that is, if they show skill, ability, and interest in the work and want to elect the work for a special major they will be given an apprenticeship register which is a kind of diploma showing the record for each semester’s work. In each class the more expert stu¬ dents are appointed assistant students, who have the additional task of advising and assisting fellow students. There are two or three assistants in each class. Independence of aid from others is a principle of the foundry department, but assistance is readily given by both teacher and students. It also trains for neatness and accuracy. Foundry, the basic metal industry, is of great importance when one is applying for a position in industry. Foundry is also of importance when a student is taking a course in engineering. The Emerson Foundry Shop has received recognition from several colleges because of good work of former students. The engineering course at Purdue requires foundry, forge, and machine shop. Earl Elser, ’27. THE MACHINE SHOP The shops of the Gary Public Schools were opened with Mr. Theban as in¬ structor of Machine Shop. He operated the shop on a manufacturing basis for maintaining school repair and adding to the products, manufacturing equipment for the schools. This was done on a work order basis. In 1917 Mr. McEllhiney, who was then a tool designer at the American Bridge Company, took charge of the Machine Shop. The work was carried on as before during the close of the World War period. Early in 1918 the shop was put on a vocational basis. All this time the shop was equipped with three lathes, one miller, two drill presses, one shaper, four vises, and small tools. In 1920 the shop was enlarged by adding four more smaller lathes. Mr. McEllhiney was transferred and started our present auto mechanics department as they are at Emerson and Froebel. The shop was in charge of Paul Strieker who ran the shop until they were transferred from the main building to the new shop building on Sixth and Carolina. During 1925-1926 the shop was under Mr. A. B. Sage. The shop was again enlarged to seventeen lathes, two shapers, one miller, two drill presses, one cutoff saw, and one duplex muffle gas furnace. In 1926 Mr. McEllhiney was placed in the Machine Shop. He again added a screw turret machine, and will add six more new lathes and one new planer at the beginning of next year. There will also be added a department of metallurgy and heat treatment. By using the equipment we have now and a microphotographic equipment, we hope to have a very complete course. The work is laid out in a step by step program, taking in the elements of ma¬ chine shop practice; turning, hand feeding, bevels, tapers, knurling, boring, thread¬ ing, the use and reading of the micrometer, also the interpreting of a working blueprint. The advanced work of machine design embodies layout, assembling, and dis¬ mantling various types of machines in the shop maintenance. Small machines are designed and patterns and castings are made in our shops. These castings are machined and assembled. Charles Mayer, ’27 PRINTING The art which is the preserver of all arts, and which has made possible the world’s advancement, usually gets but a passing glance in the hurry of everyday life. Just as we admire the architectural beauty of some great archway and almost ignore the keystone, so do we admire the great books of the world, without thinking of the occupation that produced them. Starting with Franklin, and com¬ ing down the ages to the present day, we find that hundreds of our great men have been printers. Using that occupation as their ladder they have climbed to fame. It is safe to say that there is no trade that has contributed as many great men to the world as has printing. Now let me tell you something of the Work we do in printing. After the new student has learned the names of the materials and equipment used in the print shop, and something of their use, he is given an empty case and a lot of type to put in it. This work is called “distribution”. When he has filled the case full of type he is given some “copy” to set. As soon as he has learned the elementary work, he is given more difficult work to do. The new student learns the case and sets straight matter, takes proofs, reads proofs, and sets small jobs. In the second semester we take up book work and posters, and the more difficult kinds of printing. During this time those who have some natural talent in lettering and illustrating are taught linoleum block cutting, and some elementary commercial art. Second semester students are required to design and lay-out their own jobs, selecting the type and borders and paper and ink that they think best for the purpose intended. In the third semester the study of design, balance, harmony, and the artistic sides of typography are taken up. In this period the composition of tabular matter and box headings are studied also. Tabular matter is the printing of the various ruled forms and blanks such as bookkeepers use in their loose leaf books. The fourth semester is the most interesting of all because during this time we do everything just as it is done in a real print shop , and have to work out so many things for ourselves. We also take up the study of more advanced printing and designs, and two and three color work. The fifth and sixth semesters are usually in the press room, and the seventh and eighth semesters are to be devoted to machine composition. At present we have no machine for setting type, but we hope we will get one in the near future. At this time we are engaged in the very interesting work of making posters with type. This work gives us a chance to express our own ideas of catch-the- eye display composition. We not only make posters for all the schools, but also print all of the work required by the school board and the administrative offices. The composing room is under the watchful eye of Mr. Wm. O. Wallace. This is Mr. Wallace’s first year with us. He has guided us in turning out what has been called “some wonderful work” by those in a position to know. One of the boys who graduated from Emerson’s print shop is now working his way through college and is on the staff of the college paper, because of his knowledge of printing. He is not the only one who graduated from Emerson and stepped into a printing job; some are doing that each year. There are now three young men working in the print shops right here in Gary who learned the trade at Emerson School. Heber Loyce THE EQUIPMENT One of the most interesting things about the printing branch of the Graphic Arts course is the fact that there are several hundred different sizes and styles of type. Somehow before we came over here to learn the trade it had never oc¬ curred to us that there was any particular difference in the style of a letter, but now it is seen that there are more styles in type designs than there are in women’s clothes, and that’s a good many. The men who design these type faces are great artists and command salaries so big that it almost requires an elastic imagination to visualize them. These designers are just as important in the graphic arts industries as are the designers of hats or shoes or clothes in Paris or other style centers. To one versed in the printing trades a simple glance is all that is needed to determine both the designer of the type and the purpose for which the type is intended. Another peculiar thing we have learned over here in Emerson Shops this year, is that there is a definite purpose for each kind and style of letter, and that a type adapted to the needs of a millinery store would hardly be satisfactory if used to print the advertisement of a lumber yard or blacksmith shop. In this respect the Emerson Graphic Arts School is especially fortunate. Our equipment consists of those new styles known as Cloister Lightface, Goudy, Kennerley and Civilite; all of which will be recognized by the person familiar with printing, as being the very latest type styles in the world today. Our shop is equipped with twelve large cabinets, each holding fifteen cases of type. We have four large imposing stones, and a wide range of storage cabinets and galley racks. Then of course there is the stereotyping equipment, the proof presses, both the Poco and Washington Hand Press styles, Miller saw and lead cutters. It has been said by the printers who visit our shop each year that ours is an ideal composing room, and that our work is far above the average school shop product. In fact the part of the lesson work is planned to fit the reauirements of the school board and the administrative officers of the various schools, so that every job is actually used in the school system. This is a very valuable thing; for when we come to take our place in the trade, we will have had actual trade experience, not just practice work. Heber Loyce PRESS WORK In these days of specialization, the larger occupations are divided, and so it is with the Graphic Arts. We have courses in printing, proof reading, stock accounting, and press work. All are branches of the highly honored profession. In the Emerson shops, press work and stock accounting are separated from the parent courses and are directed by Mr. John M. Benner, who takes a great deal of pride in his work. To one unacquainted with the mysteries of press work, the press room has a formidable aspect. Great machines like gigantic beasts, open hungry jaws and snap shut whatever is fed to them; on various tables surrounding this battery of presses, great stacks of paper are continually piled to feed into their hungry mouths. Press work is not nearly so bad as most students have it pictured; on the con¬ trary it is really one of the most interesting subjects offered in Emerson. Train¬ ing is offered in the operation of the various presses, paper cutter, and punching and stitching machines. Numerous books are printed and bound in our press room each year. We have learned how a book is manufactured. Many very capable press feeders are graduated from Emerson’s Press Room each year, and the Pressman’s Union recognize and give credit for work done in the Emerson Shop. In the matter of equipment it may well be said that Emerson has one of the finest print shops in all the high schools of the state. Many new machines or other pieces of equipment are added each year. Next fall it is planned to install an auto¬ matic feeder and an additional job press, which will increase the equipment to five jobbers, three of the 12x18 size and two of the 10x15. All of the material used in the print shop is kept in steel lockers which are conveniently arranged in different parts of the shop. The press room is scien¬ tifically lighted and ventilated. Girls as well as boys are enrolled in this work; the girls usually giving less time to feeding, however, and devoting the major portion of their time to office work, stock accounting, cost records, proof reading and other similar lines of work. Next semester a special course in proof reading will be offered. To be a proof reader one must be able to spell accurately and to recognize type faces easily. This new course will be a fine inducement for high school girls, and will enable them to learn a highly paid occupation. The course in press work is arranged especially for the students actually in¬ terested in learning the trade, although it has great educational value for others also. We are proud of our shop, and of the work we turn out, and proud too of the fact that ours is one of the most popular specials offered in the Emerson High School. Martha Holt, ’27 Eleanor Morrison, ’28. THE DEPARTMENT OF AUTO MECHANICS AND AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICITY One of the important departments in the Emerson School is the Automobile Shop under the supervision and instruction of Mr. F. W. McMullen. Its activi¬ ties are not alone confined to producing experts for the automobile trade, but many of its students pursue its courses for cultural value and to enable them to derive more enjoyment in the operation of their own cars. The work is laid out by the instructor at the beginning of the class period. Each student is told just what is to be done. Thus, one student is grinding valves; another is installing new piston rings; others are carrying on different operations on the cars, until the work laid out is completed. Then the student is placed on another job. Repair work is obtained either from students from their parents, or from anyone who wishes to have a car overhauled. This service is free. The only charge made is the actual cost of the new parts used. At one time this shop had but few tools and little machinery. It needed many assorted tools which it did not have until this year. Now the shop has a great number of tools and considerable machinery. The student can learn the actual use of machines in modern garages. The students have made several benches. The automotive test bench was constructed by the classes. This bench is used to test generators and starters and any other electrical equipment on an auto¬ mobile. A one horse-power motor is used to turn and test- the generator itself. The generator is placed in a clamp vise, built specially for generators. The gen¬ erator is chucked in the drive of the electric motor. The current is turned on; the generator generates power. The electric motor is turned off; the generator should continue to turn the motor. If it turns the motor and at a certain speed, it is working. Another work bench is the battery bench. This bench has the batteries, the charger, and the protostat. The protostat is a high rate discharger. It is used to test batteries for voltage and amperage. The other bench is the radiator bench. Here the radiator is mended and tested. The radiator is mended; then, it is placed in a tub of water. A four cylinder pump, driven by a one horse power motor, pumps air into the radiator. If there is a leak, bubbles come up from the leak. Two of the works turned out this year will illustrate the value of this shop. A Moon roadster, which was wrecked in an accident, has been repaired and re¬ painted. A Willys-Knight was rebuilt and put in excellent mechanical condition. This shop now has seventy-five students enrolled. The students have learned how to repair and operate cars. The student is graded by quality and quantity of work. He is expected to do so much work each day or week. The student is given a job card on which there is a space for each school day for one month. The student must put the work he has finished each class period on this card. The instructor grades the work on the card every day. At the end of the month the daily grades are averaged for the month’s grade. He also is graded on his discipline and the attitude he takes toward his work. Harry J. Mayer, ’27 EMERSON FORGE SHOP What is more fitting to a great iron and steel center than a forge shop? Forging is the process of shaping iron and steel when in its cold or plastic state. Whether this process be accomplished by hand or power makes little dif¬ ference. The forge shops of the Gary schools, especially the Emerson Shops, is equipped for the up-to-date forging of ferreous metals. The dimensions of the room are fifty four feet long and forty four feet wide, a convenient room to house ten double forges of the technical school type with the addition of one large instructor’s forge. The air supplied to these forges is forced through under ground pipes by means of a forced feed blower. The smoke and gases are taken from the room by the process of an under¬ ground exhaust system through a large exhaust fan. This draft system is of the latest type, and affords excellent ventilation to the entire room, since about five hundred cubic feet of air per minute is removed from the room through each of the down draft hoods. Each forge is supplied with two one hundred twenty-five pound anvils, and the instructor’s forge with a three hundred pound anvil. In addition to the anvils all the forges are supplied with three types of tongs, and other necessary equip¬ ment as hammers, handies, punches, and steel squares. In one corner of the shops a large iron bench with vises suitable for forge work has been installed. Along the west side of the shop a medium sized power, hammers, a punch, a shears, a grinder, and drill machines have been placed. John Volk, ’29 Peter Serynik, ’29 182 FEATURES SOCIAL CALENDAR SEPTEMBER 7 — School again!!! Greetings everybody!!! 8— Pipe the new Horesman element, will ya? — Wow!! 9 — Seniors hold their first meeting. Congratulations Bob, Louis, Joe, Marion, and Winnie. 15 — We’re pretty busy now getting acquainted with all the new teachers. 18 — More fun.—Fair Day . Wonder who stayed in school. 20 — First game. Some team!! Catholic Center o; Emerson 33. That’s a good start. 23—Joe, you’re a wonder at ticket selling. 27 — Have you seen the Hi-Y football schedules? Aren’t they keen? 29 — School’s out!!! Four days’ vacation. Twenty-seven for a busted furnace and the weather man! How was E. Chi, girls? OCTOBER 6— Report cards!!! We gotta be good from now on. 7 — Wanta get thin? Consult Marion Bain, Inc. Reducing Specialists. 11 — Good-bye Bob — We enjoyed your visit tho’ short — Alas, poor Anne. 12 — The bulletin board surely is a popular place! 13— First Matinee Dance. Our Senior Class President while demonstrating the reincarnation of Ichabod Crane states his preference for scrambled eggs. 14— The Emer-Sun staff is announced. There surely is some ambitious bunch of amateur journalists. 15 — No school! It’s all the teachers’ fault;. The band doesn’t get much of a vacation with two concerts in one day. 18 — Some people actually wear patent leather shoes to have their pictures taken. 20 — First Emer-Sun! C’mon let’s make it go over big this year. 21— Politics — Are you Student or Citizen? 22— Rings! Did you order yours? They really are very nice, indeed. 26 — The group pictures were taken today. How many did you get in? 27 — Emer-Sun! Matinee Dance with the worms worming, and girl robbers. Did you like it? 29— Oh!!! Aren’t mine terrible? Yours are fine though. How many are you going to get? What happened? Why Proofs! 30— The Emerson Crack Concert Band played a fine concert from WEBH and they did enjoy the 22 course dinner afterward. NOVEMBER 2 — Elections!!!! Lots of excitement. Congratulations, Deac and Eddy. 3— Report Cards. .. Bad news — . Emer-Sun—good news. 5—Spice and Variety try outs. Some class etc.??? The second annual Band party was pulled off in great shape. 11 — The Hi-Y and Lo X engage in amateur pugilism with the result judged a draw. 12 — The Sophomore play “The Poor Little Rich Girl” was a fine piece of work. 15 — Miss Harrison was injured. We hope you’ll be back soon. 19 — Yelling Yodlers get their sweaters. Aren’t they exclusive though? 23 — Deac and Eddy go hunting Bunnies. 24— No school for four days. O, well! I guess we can stand it. Pictures! You promised me one!! How many have you left? 29 — At last a recreation hour at noon. Let’s hope it works out all right. 30 — Senior class meets and decides to dedicate the annual to Mr. Holliday. DECEMBER 1— Paper!!! Rings!!! By Jove. Aren’t they magnificent? 2 — Final tryouts for Spice and Variety. 7— Band Concert!! It surely was fine. Sounded like a fine symphony. 8 — Matinee Dance, confetti and everything. Junior Benefit show. Fine program. 9 — Football team gets a big feed at the Rotary Club. 10— First B. B. game. Emerson 30; Hyde Park 5. That’s the way! Keep it up. 12 — Spice and Variety. The Pirates lost their boat. 14 — Football Banquet. More Fun!!! Buy your tickets now. 18—The last day o’ these gruelling tests!! Emerson 38; La Porte 34. Swell. 28 — Hi-Y-Alumnae Banquet, and Alumnae Dance. ’Twas a big Night. JANUARY 3— Back to school. It surely is tough. 5—Matinee Dance! Lucky ’Leven!! Some band! 7— Emerson beats Froebel in annual debate. Nine for the Team! xo — Spice and Variety acts on at the Palace. They went over big. 11— Football Banquet and Emerson-Froebel Alumnae Dance at the Elks. Good crowd and a good time. 12— Hi-Y Party!!! Hey! Hey! Dinner Dance at Lake Hotel. Some class. 13— Snowbound. Hope we get out of school tomorrow. Rumors say “maybe”. 23 — Well, the finals are here at last. By all the pale faces and ringed eyes you might suppose that some people had been consuming the midnight oil. 26 — Paper! O Yes! By the way Mrs. Garner gave a very fine lecture on the art of catching stray dogs. It was received with awe and appreciation. 27— Finals are over. But so is the big game. Froebel won; but wait till next time. 29 — Miss Benscoter herds a bunch of dramatic fans in to see Dennis King in the “The Vagabond King.” FEBRUARY 4— Last day of school this semester celebrated by pep meeting. Annuals are now on sale. Buy ’em early. Music Memory contest. “E” wins in a walk. 8 — F. A. B’s are getting new pins. Us boys will appreciate ’em if we can wear ’em. 9 — Did you see those Hammond fellows over here today. Weren’t they the handsome guys tho? 11—Junior Play!!! “Turn To The Right”. Pretty nearly as good as last year, and that’s going some. 14— Valentine’s Day!! Not such a big thrill as it was back in the grades. But it still is celebrated. 15— Basketball tickets! Buy your Annuals! Dues! Book rental. Us poor harrassed students. 17 — Notice the new monitor’s badges. It surely is hard to get by the force now. 23— The new Board of Control was sworn in today. They’ve got lots to do. 24— Seniors hold a meeting and elect Madeline Hagerstrom, vice-president and Martha Holt, treasurer. Only girls attended. At least it seemed that way. 25— Sophomore Dance. Everybody had an enjoyable time at this fete. MARCH 3—Gigantic pep meeting. On to East Chicago. 5 — Sectional—Emerson defeats Froebel and wins tournament. Hurray!!!!! 7—Gosh! These are dead days. No excitement, scandal, suicides or anything. 9 — Report Cards! Well, we are now well started on the last lap. 12—We won the Regional!!! Huzzah. 15 — Beware of the Ides of March — Have you paid your bookrental? 16 — Spring is here—Group pictures. Matinee Dance. 18 — State Tournament! Emerson defeats Mishawaka. 19 — Martinsville beat us — too bad. 22— School’s dead—absolutely no excitement or nothin’. 23 — Board of Control holds its first meeting under the new constitution and decides the fate of several offenders. 24 — Ah! Ha! At last a vacation, but only one hour long and that to hear a woman speak. But she was good. 25— Military Brawl — It surely was strictly military too. The decorations, or¬ chestra, and refreshments were elegant. 30—Spring’s here!!! Roller skates and knickers are all the rage now. Track season is open. Band broadcasts again. Marshall Long, ’27 185 BAND DANCE The Emerson Bands held their second annual band party on November 4th in the girls’ lower gymnasium, which was decorated in gold and brown with masses of autumn leaves banking the walls. At one end a place was set aside for a seven piece orchestra. Four hundred musicians danced and were entertained. At 8:15 the grand march was led by Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Warren. The Band Party is now an established custom. It is given in the same spirit that characterizes the bands in all their work, that of enthusiasm and keen cooperation. The band boys and girls will never forget this night of November with its music, the delicious punch, and its tinge of autumn air. THE SOPHOMORE DANCE On February twenty-fifth, the annual Sophomore Hop was given. The girls’ gymnasium was decorated to represent a Japanese garden. Japanese lanterns and flowers of pink, orchid, and silver were hung from the balcony. Cherry trees with cherry blossoms helped to carry out the effect. Programs in the Soph¬ omore Class colors, gold and orchid, were shaped to represent Japanese fans. The grand, march was led by the class president, Kenneth Rutherford and his partner, with the other class officers following. Later in the evening everyone enjoyed the generous “helpings” of confetti and serpentine. Colored horns and caps were distributed among the guests by freshman girls who were dressed as Japanese maidens. The music was entrancing and (sh!) some have declared this year’s Sophomore dance the “best ever”. Much of the success of the dance was due to the efforts of the sponsor, Mrs. Scheiss, and to the cooperation of the various committees. THE MILITARY BALL The annual Military Ball was held March twenty-fifth in the girls’ lower gymnasium. The gymnasium was beautifully decorated in our national colors. Two giant seals, one the U. S. seal and the other the R. 0 . T. C. seal, adorned two sides of the gymnasium, lending a dignity and officiousness to the whole affair. The ball was strictly military, as every one was in uniform. It was an impressive sight to see our youthful soldiers dancing beneath the red, white, and blue. The affair started with a barrage of confetti and serpentine, and continued in a happy mood. The punch was delicious. The orchestra added a great deal to the suc¬ cess of the dance. For many of the cadets this was their first dance. All will remember this as the best Military Ball ever given. THE JUNIOR PROM The Prom was held on May 21 in the Masonic Temple. This affair is usually considered the biggest dance of the year; and this one will surely be hard to beat. On Saturday night there was a large group of Emersonians dancing to the music of a fine orchestra, in a fine ball room, and enjoying delightful punch. What more could the Prom offer? The favors were attractive and everybody was more than pleased with them. The decorations were fine; the orchestra was from the Argon Ballroom of Chicago. THE SENIOR FAREWELL The last dance for the class of ’27 was held in the Masonic Temple on Friday night, June 10th. The Seniors lived up to their reputation by giving the best dance of the year, and by leaving a memory in the school annals. The orchestra, punch, favors, and decorations were splendid and magnificent, respectively. The Seniors brought a brilliant social career to a close with a no less brilliant dance. The Class of ’27 in making its exit will be remembered not only for its athletic and intellectual conquests, but also for its social triumphs. 186 rC JOKES Senior — “You’d better keep your eyes open around here.” Frosh — “Why? What’s up?” Senior — “Nothing, only people would think that you are crazy if you’d walk around with them shut.” “What can I do to avoid falling hair?” “Jump out of the way.” He — “Dearest. I must marry you.” She — “Have you seen Father?” He — “Yes, but I love you just the same.” Professor — “How many make a dozen?” Frosh — “Twelve. ” Professor—“How many make a million?” Frosh — “Darn few.” Roy — “You can eat dirt cheap in that restaurant.” Deac — “Yeah, but who wants to eat dirt?” Three frogs wuz sittin’ on a lily pod. Two of ’em took a noshin’ to yump off. How many were left? Answer — Three! Because they only took a noshin! Jim — “My girl has three little brothers.” Tim — “And what have you?” Jim — “Nervous prostration.” Mr. Carlberg—“How many wars has the United States had?” Evan — “Five.” Mr. Carlberg — “Enumerate them.” Evan — “One, two, three, four, five.” County — “What are you so hot for, Old Man?” Hick — “I’ve got one of these here two pants suits on.” Student — “I don’t want a very large portrait.” Photographer — “All right. Just keep your mouth shut.” History Professor—“What do you think of the Locarno Compact.” Student — “ I don’t know. I never use cosmetics. ” Tim — “Did you ever take a Carlsbad mud-bath treatment?” George — “No, but I played in the Emerson-Froebel football game.” English teacher — “Take this sentence: ‘Lead the cow from the pasture.’ What mood?” Russel — “The cow, ma’am.” L. Nelson — “If three Irishmen were shoveling snow, what time would it be?” T. Binzen — “I give up.” L. Nelson — “Winter time.” Benny — “Who was that diz2y looking girl in the blue dress.” Ted—“You mean my sister?” Benny — “No, the other one; the one in the red dress.” 188 189 THINGS WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE IN THE FUTURE Phil Yohannan as a senator from Indiana. Leon Nelson in charge of a Burlesque Show. Coach Brasmeale ride a bicycle. Grace Laue succeeding Galla Curci. Harry Polokow as a pugilist. Eddie Hughes as a jockey at the Hobart racing oval. Morris Blum as a dancing master. Art Cohen not talking. Joe Loftus playing violin in Paul Ash’s Orchestra. Russell Grey’s Chevy Squad yell: “Cup of Coffee and a Banana We’re from Gary, Indiana.” IMPORTANT QUESTIONS Where was the battle of Bunker Hill fought? When was the war of 1812? Who was president during Wilson’s Administration? In what state is Wheeling, West Virginia? EVOLUTION OF A STUDENT Freshman—“Pardon me, Sir; I did not understand the question.” Sophomore—“Give me the question again.” Junior—“I don’t get you.” Senior—“Huh?” Mr. Holiday—“Robie, I may be mistaken but I thought I heard you talking during my explanation.” Bob S.—“Impossible, I never talk in my sleep.” Ruth P.—“I just love to sit and watch the others dance.” Bud S.—“I can’t dance either.” Bessie G.—“There’s no man living who will ever kiss me.” Max F.—“I believe you on that point.” Mr. Holiday (after a long discourse)—“Thus we see the temperature of the metal will be Zero.” R. Haley—“All that work for nothing.” Earl—“Fair one, you are an inspiration of my best compositions.” Eleanor—“And what do you write, my hero?” Earl—“Jokes.” Frank—“I don’t see how you can tell those Smith twins apart.” Hank—“That’s easy. Mabel always blushes when she sees me.” “That’s a new one on me”, said the monkey as he scratched his head. History Professor—“Why did Columbus stop at the Canary Islands?” Senior—“To hear the birdies sing?” Philip Y.—“Say, Sandies, you pulled off a big one last night.” Robert S.—“What do you mean?” Philip Y.—“Why, your shoe.” Mrs. Altenhof—“ Come on, son, get up. It’s the early bird that gets the worm.” Ray Altenhof—“Aw, I’m not hungry.” MOGULS 192 ADVERTISING F INE annuals, like brilliant victories, are brought about by the co-or¬ dination of skillful generalship and trained effort. The Jahn l Ollier Engraving Co. is America ' s foremost school annual designing and engraving specialist, because in its organization are mobilized America’s leading cre¬ ative minds and mechanical craftsmen. THE JAHN CLLIER ENGRAVING CO. Photographers, Artists and Makers of Fine Printing Plates for Black and Colors 817 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago JAHN OLLIER AGAIN Gifts for all Occasions Compliments Buy them at HADLEY and RUIMER BERNZ JEWELRY CO. 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