Emerson High School - Emersonian Yearbook (Gary, IN)

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PRESENTED BY THE 1938 SENIOR CLASS OF EMERSON HIGH SCHOOL GARY, INDIANA INDIANAPOLIS ENGRAVING COMPANY THE BENTON REVIEW SHOP OF FOWLER VICTOR STUDIOS OF GARY S. K. SMITH COMPANY OF CHICAGO WILLIAM A. WIRT January 21, 1874-March 11, 1938 Of what use is language on an occasion like this—a memorial to Mr. William A. Wirt, the guiding influence in the Gary Public Schools? Silence seems a more perfect tribute. It was here in Emerson School that Mr. Wirt’s educational ideal first materialized. Emerson School is proud to be the first complete expression of this ideal, the Work-Study-Play philosophy of education. Emerson School stands as a symbol of this philosophy. When Emerson School was planned thirty years ago, the space selected for its site was wilderness and sandy acres, but today it is ten acres of well-cared-for grounds. Now within this space, housed within three structures, there are well-managed playgrounds, well-planned science laboratories, art and music studios, shops, libraries, and classrooms. This environment creates a child world within the adult world in our city in which children may be kept wholesomely busy all day long at work, study, and play. Through such a program, it is possible to solve the problem of making the modern city a fit place for the rearing of children. Modern educators agree that it is the duty of the school to industry, to the modern home, and to the church to make the child intelligent, reliable, industrious, and strong physically. To take the child away from the streets and alleys and places of dissipation, from homes in the slum districts and to inform him about modern industrial and social life is the ideal behind the Gary schools. Essentially the school is a playground, a garden, a workshop, a social center, a library, and a stage combined under one management. In the planning of Gary, schools were given early consideration. The superintendent of these schools had to be a man of vision; one who could see into the future. Such a man was Mr. Wirt. Because of his vision, Mr. Wirt, like the American philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson, after whom our school is named, belongs to no one town, province, or con¬ tinent; he is the common property of mankind. Yet we love to think of him as breathing the same air and treading the same halls that we and some of our fathers have breathed and trodden, and we hope that our children may breathe and tread. We are grateful for the heritage left us by this great educator. The Work-Study-Play program of our schools could well be adopted by all men as a standard by which to live. The three form a triangle of living and man is not complete if he leaves out one side. In our school system, the boy and the girl are required to live the triangular life of the Work- Study-Play ideal. It is unfortunate, but true, that some drop one side of the triangle upon leaving school. Mr. Wirt needs no monument other than the Gary schools and their influence in the lives of boys and girls, for we remember that the child is fathe r to the man. It is for us, the graduates and present students, to be dedicated to the unfinished work he so nobly advanced at the begin¬ ning of the twentieth century. It is for us to be here dedicated to the great assignment that confronts us. Mr. Wirt’s service to this community for the past thirty years has ignited a torch of increased devotion to the great cause of education for all. Let us resolve that his work shall not have been in vain; for with God’s aid let us strive to make every one of his dreams for us and ours come true. The above tribute was composed by George Rand, Joel Daniels, Jay Swan, and Chester Chieply, 12 B students of Miss Benscoter. George Rand delivered the tribute at the memorial service in Emerson Auditorium, March 28, 1938. The picture, taken by Edward Sopcak, was the last one taken of Mr. Wirt. SCENARIO: YOUTH ON PARADE On location, the camera reel fore us a series of events that c a plot always closely knit by strands, Work, Study, and Play unreeling may seem to include camera angles, but the theme o scenario. Youth on Parade, is e ' sharp focus. the The odd the sr in th hig i for tur !! he unreeling gives us flashes of busy world of Emerson stressing subject, comedy, tragedy, farce, comedy, and melodrama; in n, special features, double fea- i, serials, news reels, shorts, and lijnated cartoons, but all contribut- to the Emerson chronicle of 1938. Page four ON LOCATION “WHAT SO PROUDLY WE HAIL’ Page su Page seven BOARD OF EDUCATION Mr. Edward T. Doyne, Mr. Edward W. Schaaf, Mrs. May A. Patterson, President; Superintendent Wirt, Mr. Donald W. Milliren, Treasurer; Dr. James A. Craig, Secretary. EVERETT A. SPAULDING Principal of Emerson School ELIZABETH H. LEEDS Assistant Principal of Emerson School PARENT COUNCIL Standing: Guest, Mrs. David Daniels, Mrs. Sam Babilla, Mrs. Charles Mann, Miss Elizabeth Leeds, Mr. Harry Clem¬ ents, Mr. Everett Spauld¬ ing, Dr. P. H. Maisel, Mr. Charles Mann, Mr. Phil¬ lip Lock, ' Mrs. H. C. Mowry. Seated: Mrs. Carl Draves, Mrs. Alex Riss- man, Mrs. Charles Stoll- berg, Mrs. Lewis Alger, Mrs. W. H. Wold, Mrs. P. J. Dwyer, Mrs. D. N. White, Mrs. C. Elmer Johnson, Mrs. R. C. Brown, Mrs. Ethel Shep¬ ard. ASSISTANT SENIOR SPONSORS Right Row, Down: Charles Rogers, Foundry; Floyd Flinn, Phy¬ sics; Esther Tinsman, Biology. Left Row, Down: Ralph Brasaemle, Physical Education; Bertha Ade, Sewing; Henerietta Newton, History; Mary Ban, History; Wini¬ fred Longfield, Physical Education. JUNIOR SPONSORS Top Row: Catherine Greenwald, English; George Wirt, Machine Shop. Middle Row: Arthur Mowbray, Wood Shop; Minnie Talbot, Mathematics, Christine Hayes, Domestic Science; Nelle Leachman, English. Bottom Row: Jesse Warrum, Chemistry; Mildred Frolik, His¬ tory; Adele Tappan, English. DIRECTORS SOPHOMORE SPONSORS Right Row, Down: Donald Connerley, Mathematics; Aaron Carl- berg, History; Hubert Warren, Band. Left Row, Down: Clara Reyher, Foreign Language; Susan Dykeman Daley, Speech; Gladys Pierce, English; Grace Sayers, Music; Marjorie Stoner, Librarian; Ida Greenhill, Speech; Margaret Paul, Speech. FRESHMAN SPONSORS Top Row: John Reid, History; Michael Verkuilen, Forge; Arthur Rolfe, Physical Education. Middle Row: Otto Yeager, Mechanical Drawing; Francis Unzicker, Commerce; Adele Gwinn, Mathematics; Grace Benscoter, English; Emma Peters, Foreign Language. Bottom Row: Daisy Rowe, Commerce; Hazel Harrison, Audi¬ torium; Melba Cromer, Music; Katherine Lieber, Art. OFFICE STAFF Standing: Mi Seated: Greti dred Th« Beverid ae, Margaret Beedy. , Nellie Jones, Maurine Link. SERVICE STAFF Standing: Mary Jarabek, Helen Parchesky, Mary Balko. Seated: Beulah McCoy, Reveica Oana, Pauline Uskert, Ida Villalobos. STUDENT DIRECTORS BOARD OF CONTROL Top Row: Frank Kotora, Arthur Lebo, John Nosko, Albert Fedorchak, Phil Swan, Dan Mistrovich, Chester Wasy, Robert Adams, Nelson Johnson, Millard Black, Charles Holmes, Wallace McCormack. Sixth Row: Eugene Carnahan, Richard Lewke, Fred Meese, Steve Jurchenko, Howard Casebeer, Robert Gerometta, Joe Boswell, Louis Nosko, George Starkey, Elbert Carnahan, Mr. Connerley. Fifth Row: Ella Skingley, Arlene Anderson, Elizabeth Gettinger, Anna Mae Nealon, Rosemary Kent, Ruth Fogle, Mary Symes, Gertrude Knelleken, Gertrude Rolewicz, Elsie Jane Dunn. Fourth Row: Mr. Carlberg, Margaret Mountain, Shirley Alger, Polly Anne Wolfe, Sybil Fleishman, Margaret Kieft, Helen Campbell, Genevieve Kaminski, Helen Palasz, Henry Weissbuch, Frank Kralis. Third Row: Coach Brasaemle, Sue Ann Reiser, Pauline Wineinger, Ruth Blanken¬ ship, Doris Richardson, Bob Briggs, Mike Mistrovich, Dick Mitchell, Martin Pelka. Second Row: Lottie Herrold, Lydia Marasco, Estelle Smith, Wilma Bewick, Dorothy Scheerer, Barbara White, Pauline Gasper, Cecelia Fronczek, Dorothea Dunn, Mary Ann Pepple, Mr. Reid. Bottom Row: George Rand, Cliff Hansen, Douglas Jenkins, John Sagonovich, Bob Johnson, Jay Swan, Nick Logan, Robert Greenberg, Eugene Nix, Raymond Decker, Robert Plunkett. Page thirteen BOARD OF CONTROL While the directors and assistant directors are busy grinding out Emersonian achievements and activities, the student directors, the Board of Control, keep their cameras working well beyond the eight-hour day and the five-day week. Party caucuses, campaigns, nominations and elections are not con¬ fined to discussion in civics classes. The Board of Control is the laboratory of the civics class. It functions as good citizenship by the practice of co-operation and responsibility. In the spring of the year officers and representatives to the Board are chosen by members of the student body. The constitution provides for a senior president, a junior vice-president, a secretary, cheer leaders, a girl and boy representative from each class, representatives from the various clubs and from the auditorium department. The major offices for the 1937-38 term are filled by Eugene Carnahan, president; George Rand, vice-president, and Frank Kotora, secretary. The Board of Control is divided into four main divisions, the most important being the Building and Grounds Committee. The duties of this committee are to preserve order in our building and beauty on our grounds. Violators of the committee’s statutes are reprimanded at the daily session of the student court which is presided over by Clifford Hansen, chairman of the Building and Grounds committee. John Reid, faculty advisor, sits in on the sessions, but penalties are set and executed by students. Responsible students are stationed throughout the day at various points in the corridors. These individuals, known as hall guards, main¬ tain order and direct visitors. The monitors are under the immediate supervision of appointed directors, called head hall guards. Serving in this capacity are Dorothy Cooper, George Starkey, Joe Boswell, Clifford Hansen, Victor Naspinski, Tom Kane, Chester Wasy, and Fred Meese. “Boost your team!” “Support the annual!” “Attend the opera!” The Booster Committee of the Board of Control is responsible for these endless entreaties. Acting as chairman of this group is Lottie Herrold. Membership consists of selected students and the cheerleaders. Michael Verkuilen is faculty sponsor of the committee. The third branch of the Board of Control is the Scholarship Commit¬ tee. It meets monthly to compute the percentage of honor students and those eligible and ineligible. Pauline Wineinger is chairman in charge of this committee. It is composed of a representative from each register appointed by the register teacher. D. C. Connerley is the faculty sponsor. “Tickets, tickets, please!” This familar phrase is the cry of Richard Mitchell, Athletic Finance Chairman, and his assistants, James Holman and George Lesenyie. Mrs. Margaret Beedy, office clerk, assists them in distributing the tickets to the athletic events and collecting the money. The boys take the tickets at the door. Coaches Rolfe and Brasaemle are the sponsors. Help in managing introductions gracefully, getting through the mazes of the Big Apple, thanking a partner properly, and having the correct regulations for a successful dance are a few of the many responsibilities of the Social Committee. The student body is particularly appreciative of the matinee dances originated and promoted by this committee. Estelle Smith was this year’s chairman. Gertrude Jane Reynolds is sponsor. fourteen EM E RSO N I A Emerson was the first school built to the design of the Work-Study-Play system. Frank Knotts, the first Gold Star boy, created the Emer¬ son crest and shield. The formal opening and closing of school sessions by means of bugle calls was originated at Emerson by Major W. W. Edwards. The Gary R.O.T.C. banner was designed at Emerson. Mr. E. A. Spaulding set up the first animal husbandry yard at Emerson School. Emerson started the first art collection. The first regular theatrical stage used in a school build¬ ing was constructed for Emerson. Emerson had the first indoor swimming pool in Indiana. The first school newspaper started at Emerson. The only Gary school having a daily register meeting is Emerson. STARS OF 38 Lights are dimmed; a shaft of light, piercing reaches the silver sheet, the history of “38”, four making, is on the screen! A medium close shot debut of “38” disclosing and enthusiasm than th perienced since motion p talking. Reel one discloses in view Eugene Carnahan, fr dent, and Lottie Herrold quainted” at the Christmas class colors, green and changed to blue and silv i duced at the staging of Frolic. the play son Hat ing. by I Tn Rp ray Jun “38 sors Th hush i he da ‘Hit P years picks ip the more set h|u ctures pan ishman “getti i] danci white, are R el two finds the camera focused on iresentation of the sophomore class i “Cinderella”, starring Edith Jack- as the coy Cinderella and Dean •ens as the pursuing Prince Charm- Other admirable roles are played elson Johnson and Carmen De Voile. ie scene dissolves to a view of merry les two-stepping midst red hearts doilies at the Sophomore Hop. :el three: A fade-in reveals an ar- of delicate beauty displayed on or Rose Day. We see the class of topping the sales of their predeces- by selling a record of 10,500 blooms, ie scene shifts to the hall of lights smell of grease-paint to immortalize is M. Barrie’s “Little Minister”. Nelson Johnson veri¬ fies the old adage that all good things come in small packages by creating a memorable “Little Minister”. 11s; a cness, •ade”, n the talent ex- began ramie presi- ig ac- The later intro- he Fre TTman SENIOR OFFICERS Reading Down: Wallace Dorothy Cooper McCormack PRESIDENT Hi-Y Honor Society VICE- PRESIDENT Senior Play F. A. B. Opera Nelson Johnson SECRETARY Rifle Team Pres, of Hi-Y Junior Play Doris Richardson GIRLS’ TREASURER Tri Sigma Pres. Girls’ Band Treasurer G. A. A. Edward Niemiec BOYS’ TREASURER Football Team Track Team Hi-Y Page sixteen ic ieu Brocklehurst; cellent directio 1 Today’s sta Masonic Temi l time to bid a( workers at the the Grand Ma on the dynami : class, Wallace The caps sheltering minds at the Commencemen|t, laureate, and mencement. . moves in soler all do of Mi 55 mee le for to Senior ch a sj presk dcCorn s an I Reel four: A glass shot reflects the seniors “Big Appling” into the wind-up of their camera career on the school set. Truckin’ and peckin’ share honors at the senior couple dance, a feature of the winter season. ' ' ell i gowns ha py he u :eremoi ii Cor vi ;he day s the in proci of Aud era close -i lead rs torii ian, and under the ex- is Margaret Paul. socially in the probably the last : riends and fellow farewell. During otlight is focused ent of the Senior ack. of distinction are irts and serious ies of Vocational ocation, Bacca- of tribute, Com- s ymphony in gray ssion up the aisle tately Memorial torium the cam- 1 esitates to take a up of the two , the Valedic- and Salutator- Helen Jascoviak Arthur Lebo. As a splendid climax to their ap¬ pearances behind the footlights we per- receive the seniors presenting James M. Barrie’s “Admirable Crichton”. Dean Haerens and Charles Thomas double in the role of the humble English butler. Other members of the cast are Martha Youwer as Tweeny; Joe Boswell, Lord Loam; George McCain and Charles Holmes, Ernest; Laura Lee Brown, Lady Mary; Wilma Bewick, Agatha; Dor¬ othy Cooper, Cather¬ ine; Bill Wexler, Lord Brocklehurst; and No- rine Westcott, Lady A close-up shows the Emerson in- signia, crowned by the numeral “38 ’ encircling the fingers of proud juniors. - Tills acliuii shut uf LIil Junior Prom is indeed a high light of the third reel! The jolly juniors, led by that Queen of Humor, Norine Westcott, are certain¬ ly disguising the faithful two-step. The majority rules! After anxious months of pleading and petitioning the juniors are awarded the privilege of having an annual. He is co-starred with petite Wilma Bewick as the impish Babbie. The sup¬ porting cast includes Faye Myers as the poverty-stricken Nanny; Mary O’Meara, the loving Mrs. Dishart; Dean Haerens, the benevolent Dr. McQueen; and Paul Komisarick, the repentant Bob Dow. Page seventeen Swimmin f Rose Daj Junior P i LEXAI Team Commit FLORNEZ L. ANTHONY G.A.A. WILMA BEWICK Cheer Leader Social Committee Tri Sigma Social Chair¬ man JOHN CHARLES ANDERSON Tennis Team GEORGE CLAYTON BEWICK Baseball School Programs ROBERT NORMAN BENDT R. 0. T. C. Sergeant Band Secretary MARIE BLANKENSHIP Tri Sigma VIRGINIA BAILEY Freshman Girls’ Treasurer JOHN BOTSKO Basketball JOSEPH D. BOSWELL Football Manager Junior Play Opera STEPHEN BILLICK Basketball Baseball ELAINE BARRINGER LAURA LEE BROWN Annual Staff Tri Sigma OWEN ARTHUR BILLER Hi-y Page eighteen Junior Flay Junior Play R. 0. T. C. MILLARD W. BLACK Band President Captain Tennis Team BETTY JANE BLAUL Annual Staff EILEEN C. CAIN Swimming Team EUGENE EARL CARNAHAN Board of Control Presi¬ dent Football Sophomore Class Presi¬ dent ELBERT CARNAHAN Football Rose Day Committee Sophomore Hop Com¬ mittee HOWARD L. CASEBEER Swimming Hi-Y Vice-president ROBERT WILLIAM BULMER Band Officer Basketball Orchestra Officer EUGENE CHARLES BRINEY Football Basketball Social Committee FRANCES BUBMAN Senior Honor Society Annual Staff French Club JAMES E. BONICK Basketball Manager ARABELLA DONOHUE Tri Sigma G. A. A. Sophomore Play CHESTER I CHIE PL Senior Spanish Clu JEAN E. COBLER Spice and Variety Opera Glee Club ERIC CRAMER JOEL DAVID DANIELS Band Hi-Y A Cappella HELEN E. CROWELL Solo Contest Opera A Cappella STEPHAN JOHN CWIKLINSKI Basketball Football Track MARJORIE VIOLET DRAKE Tri Sigma Assistant Band Mana- GUY DE STEFANO Football Track Basketball CARMEN M. DEVOLLE G. A. A. Secretary Senior Honor Society Annual Staff WILLIE MAE DUNNAM G. A. A. Tri Sigma Page twenty LORETTA DINESS News Staff fi iris’ Bant]- STANLEY SAMUEL DELOMA DUNN DZIURDZY G A A Swimming Ti am Hop l x . tt l ny Junior Play F. A. B. Orchestra G. A. A. Social Chair- ENGLE Band Officer R. O. T. C. Captain 4 r-inixiiin NAOMI LILLIAN ELLIOT Solo Contest Opera HAROLD EMERSON Basketball Sophomore Play DOROTHY JEANNE ENTREKIN Latin Club Glee Club Basketball RITA MARIE ENNIS G. A. A. Swimming Team Sophomore Play DORIS MILDRED ESTES F. A. B. Orchestra Band HELEN M. FADIGA Senior Honor Society “Blast” Staff Glee Club PATRICIA M. FITZPATRICK Tri Sigma G. A. A. Booster Committee HELEN FLAHARTY G. A. A. Life Saving Ml ir . MARY ELIZABETH EATON G. A. A. Band Officer Orchestra Officer MARGUERITE FLETCHER G. A. A. A A. FI i Contes Op A appella Tri Sign- i G. A. A. Freshma CECILIA M. FRONCZEK Board of Control French Club President MARGARET T. GASPER Rose Day Committee F. A. B. Junior Prom Committee W. WILSON GAINER MARY MAXINE GAVIN G. A. A. F. A. B. Band JAMES WARREN GUTH Basketball Manager Junior Play Spice and Variety STANFORD LEON GOLDBERG Oratory Contest Track Basketball MARY GARCIA Senior Honor Society Spanish Club President Swimming Team BARBARA GLEICHMANN Orchestra Tri Sigma A Cappella CHARLES HAMMERSMITH Rose Day Committee Band MILDRED GUNTRUM Glee Club LORRAINE E. HAACK CLIFFORD W. HANSEN - Football Co-cant.ain Page twenty-two MARIE LORRETTA Sophomore Play Com¬ mittee DEAN A. HAERENS — Annual Stall UUkllUir Oratory Representative “Everyman” MARGARET HART Tri Sigma LLOYD L. HEATON Basketball Hi-Y IMOGENE E. HAUGHEE HERBERT L. Junior Play Opera Basketball LAUREL R. HODGKINSON Senior Honor Society Secretary Tri Sigma Vice-presi¬ dent G. A. A. CHARLES HOLMES Rose Day Committee Band Hi-Y BETTY HOFFMAN Sophomore Play Com¬ mittee IRVING B. HOFFENBERG Debate Club JOHN IRAK Football Basketball Track LOTTIE HERROLD Senior Honor Society Vice-president Tri Sigma G. A. A. HELEN JASCOVIAK Senior Honor Society Tri Sigma Annual Staff Co-editor EUG CNE E. ACOBS WALTER Play Fi JATKO ' ( stival EVELYN S. JOSEPH Band Officer Orchestra Officer G. A. A. DOUGLAS JENKINS Football Swimming Team Booster Committee EDWARD T. JOCUS Football Basketball ELIZABETH ANN JACKSON G. A. A. F. A. B. Rose Day Committee RAYMOND JOHNSON ROSEMARY KENT Senior Honor Society Tri Sigma Secretary Annual Staff THEODORE KAPLAN Concert Band Spanish Club LORRAINE KARVER LORRETTA KARVER Tri Sigma THOMAS J. KANE Football Junior Class Secretary Band Board of Control Senior Honor Society Basketball MAHUAHUT V. KI S FT F. A. B. President Senior Honor Society Page twenty-four BETTY MAE KAISER Tri Sigma n. a STANLEY M. KESEL JOHN JACOB KORASEK Band “Everyman” Christmas Pageant DOROTHY MARION KERLIN F. A. B. Junior Prom Committee Rose Day Committee JOSEPH JOHN KLAMO MARION MADELYNNE KOMETZ F. A. B. Secretary Rose Day Committee Junior Prom Committee FRANK KOTORA Basketball Board of Control Senior Boys’ Treasurer SUE ANN REISER Senior Honor Society Booster Committee Tri Sigma JAMES LAMBERT Hi-Y Football Track PAUL L. G. KOMISARCIK Football Basketball Hi-Y ARTHUR MILTON LEBO Senior Honor Society President Junior Prom Committee Rose Day Committee GENEVIEVE KAMINSKI Tri Sigma Scholarship Committee DORIS MARION LAKIN G. A. A. News Staff French Club RY S. I EBIODA JOSEPH LfJCICH Football CONRAD STANLEY LESH News Staff JESSIE B. LEVACK Girls’ Band Manager Orchestra G. A. A. ROBERT DALE LESTER “Everyman” Annual Staff Basketball ELIZABETH A. LILLY Glee Club President Spice and Variety Opera EUGENE LYSIAK MARCELLA ROSE MATTHEWS Tri Sigma G. A. A. Rose Day Committee JAMES MALLOY DOROTHY G. MAJEWSKI G. A. A. F. A. B. GEORGE WASHING¬ TON McCAIN Hi-Y Spanish Club Sophomore Play JAMES J. LINCOLN MARION McCALLA Senior Honor Society G. A. A. Annual Staff JAMES McFARLANE EDWARD MOORE Instrumental Solo Con¬ test Band FRED ARTHUR MEESE Senior Honor Society Junior Class Vice Presi¬ dent Tennis Varsity HARRIETT JANE McCORKLE Orchestra Band ADAM MILLER Band HAZEL MEADS Annual Staff MELVIN JUSTIN MICHAEL Rose Day Committee Football Junior Prom Committee RICHARD N. MITCHELL Athletic Finance Com¬ mittee Hi-Y Track Team ONA FAY MYERS Dramatic Contests G. A. A. Board of Control ROBERT EUGENE MULHERN Annual Staff Rose Day Committee PAULINE MOSES KENNETH NASH ANN k MAE F. A. I Bo ster C hairmar r Pron LOUIS VI( R. O. T. Annual Booster TOR Office N SKO iris NEWTON ROBERT NELSON Scholarship Committee Rose Day Committee EVALYNE NORMA NYSTROM Band FRANCES O’CONNOR MARY AGNES O’CONNOR Band Officer Tri Sigma Glee Club HELEN ADELINE PALASZ Senior Honor Society “Blast” Staff Scholarship Committee ALBERT PARSLEY R. O. T. C. BESSIE PAPPAS Orchestra MARTIN PELKA Football Basketball Track JOANNE L. PARSONS Opera Page twenty-eight - HK l ' A. .M l Football Basketball Assistant Track Man- -- S. HERBERT PEHR Senior Honor Society Orchestra Vice-presi- - UalEtball ‘ - MARY ANN PEPPLE Tri Sigma Scholarship Committee ■ G. A. —- Spanish Club MARY POLOMCHAK Tri Sigma G. A. A. Spice and Variety G. A. A. President Junior Girls’ Treasurer Board of Control PAUL L. PLESKA Drafting JOHN SAGANOVICH Football Basketball GEORGE LEE RICE Annual Staff Opera A Cappella PEARL RISSMAN G. A. A. Spanish Club Secretary Sophomore Play DESE J. ROKNICH ROBERT D. SMITH Hi-Y Treasurer Basketball RUTH MIRIUM SAMSEL A Cappella Glee Club FOREST JOHN SMITH, JR. A Cappella Hi-Y Christmas Pageant KAT Sp u IERINI sh C A. A. APfi p rltik ia ' a @ © MARTHA SARGI G. A. A. Junior Glee Club ELIZABETH SHARKO G. A. A. F. A. B. A Cappella ESTELLE SMITH Social Committee Chair- G. A. A. Vice-presi¬ dent Sophomore Vice-presi¬ dent ARTHUR SIMON EDWARD J. SOPCAK Orchestra Basketball Annual Staff Rose Day Committee ROSE SIMONOFF 1937 Junior Athletic Plaque Tri Sigma Treasurer G. A. A. ROBERT G. SODER Basketball Varsity Sophomore Play Junior Ring Committee ERLENE SLEDD Glee Club Latin Club Christmas Pageant HE LEN JEAN SMITH G. A. A. JOSEPH JAMES SPURR Band NORMA SMITH G. A. A. Sophomore Play Junior Ring Committee IGNATIUS SOHASKI JOHN EDWARD STARK GIZELLA SOTAK “Everyman” Poster Contest Girls’ Band Officer ----C L A. A. - Page, thirty Tri Sigma ROSALIE ANNE - STHl.AB g- G. A. A. MARY M. SPITLER JULIUS A. TITAK Tri Sigma Secretary of Senior Concert Band Officer Class GEORGE EDWIN HENRY TROPP STARKEY Band Basketball Football Social Committee JEANETTE STUDER Band MARY LOUISE THOME Tri Sigma Band Vice-president Rose Day Committee MARTHA E. SCHWIEGER Tri Sigma President Annual Staff Senior Honor Society Treasurer DONALD JAMES UMPLEBY, JR. Band Property Manager A Cappella Spice and Variety CHARLES WILLIAM THOMAS Rifle Team Captain Football Hi-Y ROBERT MATTHEW USHER Band ALICE SANDRA THANOS ROSEMARY UNDERWOOD ROBERT Junior ( EARL lass Pla ill MYRTLE MAE WARNKE Senior Honor Society Tri Sigma “Blast” Staff NANCY LOU WATERWORTH Tri Sigma G. A. A. Rose Day Committee CHESTER WASY Building and Grounds EVELYN WEINER G. A. A. Band PAULINE WINEINGER Senior Honor Society WILLIAM WEXLER aotball NORINE MAE WESTCOTT Junior Class President Annual Staff F. A. B. BARBARA LEE WHITE Board of Control Vice- president F. A. B. G. A. A. ROBERT DEAN WOLD Band Vice-president Orchestra Assistant Manager Spice and Variety MARTHA A. YOUWER Sophomore Class Secre¬ tary JOHN J. ZIEMBA Freshman Frolic Com¬ mittee Junior Play Band Solo Contest IN MEMOR I AM JAMES GREGOR August 1, 1935 CLAYTON EDMUND February 25, 1936 PETER KARAFFA January 26, 1938 GRIEVE NOT THAT I DIE YOUNG. IS IT NOT WELL TO PASS AWAY ’ERE LIFE HATH LOST ITS BRIGHTNESS? —FLORA ELIZABETH HASTINGS Page thirty-three TOMORROW ' S STARS Today’s stars are tomorrow’s memories but the click, click of the camera wheel and piercing commands of the directors do not cease with the retirement of today’s stars. Their envied roles are immediately assumed by their worthy successors, the juniors. The new stars, the director’s delight of 1939, must win their way to stardom. Reflecting the glory gained in “Little Women” they play a return engagement in “Remember the Day” presented March 25, 1938. A refreshing appearance and aroma was given the set by the pre-seniors on Junior Rose Day, April 22, 1938. The faithful camera worked overtime on the evening of May 14, 1938 to take technicolor shots of the excited “Prommers” crowding Masonic Temple. Arlene Anderson and her escort led the scenes which “shot” so well. 1938 stars chose their insignia, the class ring, Decem¬ ber 6, 1937. May the stars of tomorrow so glow with glory that their light will shine after them. REGISTER 206 Sfijass aS.=Sr“-= REGISTER 314 STAND-INS Reflecting a year’s experience in stage presence these stand- ins returned to the set, prepared to scale another rung on the lad¬ der, success. Against a setting of large red apples, descriptive of the cur¬ rent dance fad, the “Big Apple”, the Sophomore Hop is “shot” in an all-too hasty period of three hours on the night of February 3, 1938, with Bob Johnson, class president and Angeline Krai “spotted”. A high light of their second season’s activities is the class play, “The Merchant Gentle¬ men”, presented December 10, 1937. The aptitude exhibited by the young players in their premier stage performance gives every indication of a promising future. SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS Jack Mozingo, Harry Holman, Mary Symes, A1 Shipley, Bob John- Page thirty-six iiStJFS laSarSB ' pSSsIi COMING ATTRACTIONS In the fall of 1937 the announcement is flashed on the enrollment screen in the tones of powder blue and silver that 278 new star- lettes have appeared on the set for their first screen tests. After five weeks of anxiety, the majority of them are informed in the semblance of grade cards that their tests have proved satisfactory. With this en¬ couragement they proceed with more assur¬ ance and eagerly anticipate the forthcoming traditional Freshman Frolic. Class of “42”, you’re in the limelight! May your four years of work on location entitle you to the privilege of being starred as seniors. Page forty gmmmM imwmm REGISTER 401 rnamm Page forty •one THE CAMERA FMFRSON NFWS STAFF SWI NGS AROUND THE INDISPENSABLE INGREDIENT VERKUILEN AND HIS VULCANS THIRD TIME’S A CHARM MR. GARRIOTT’S BOYS ROMEOS OF E’S Emerson.26 Bicknell . 0 Emerson.20 New Trier . 0 Emerson.0 Hammond . 13 Emerson.27 Tolleston . 0 Emerson.0 Froebel . 6 Emerson.0 Canton, Ohio .... 25 Emerson.19 East Chicago, Washington . 14 Emerson.0 Lew Wallace .... 0 Emerson.40 Roosevelt . 0 Emerson.10 South Bend, Washington . 34 Emerson.20 Horace Mann .... 0 This year’s Golden Tornado co-captained by Clifford Hansen and Guy de Stefano won six games out of eleven and took second place honors in the Steel City. The team will lose fourteen letter men through graduation, which will leave seven regulars for next year’s team. Five members of the team were selected as members to the Northern Indiana High School teams. Martin Pelka and Clif-; ford Hansen, tackle and guard respectively, on first team; Guy De Stefano and Paul Komisarcik, half-back and end respectively, on second team; and Joe Lucich, guard on third team. The squad voted Guy De Stefano as their most valuable backfield man and Clifford Han¬ sen as their most valuable lines¬ man. Both boys were presented trophies by the Club Sar. FOOTBALL FOOTBALL SQUAD Top Row: Matthew Bleicher, Bob Dwyer, Edward Kish, Andrew Smolin, Bill D’lugai, Chester Nowak, Paul Komisarcik, Coach Rolfe, Dick Seitzinger, Ugo Angotti, Jack Wahlman, Joe Molchan, Harry Hol¬ man, Bob Randall. Fifth Row: Robert Keiser, Bronco Tarailo, Mike Mmtrovich, George McLennan, Chris Trakos, Jack Drake, Tom Kane, Douglas Jen¬ kins, Milford Conquest, Walter Vickroy, Matthew Kozar. Fourth Row: Joe Lucich, Bill Nute, William Franzen, Jack Mozingo, Armand Marasco, John Saganovich, Edward Niemiec, James Holman, Bill Maxon, John Irak, Guy De Stefano. Third Row: Harry Newton, Leonard Romans, Steve Guest, Eugene Carnahan, Sam Evanoff, Tom Kuzma, Glenn Howe, Sam Boswell, Bill Miller, Mitchell Stawicki, Eugene Briney, George Starkey. Second Row: Bob Quine, Albert Price, Kenneth Geisert, Clifford Hansen, Kenneth Cope, Robert Johnson, Dennis Lawrence, Robert Mul- roe, Elbert Carnahan, LeRoy Neil, Charles Thomas, Martin Pelka. Bottom Row: Edward Guntrum, Alfred Shipley, Bill Pitchford, Em- mitt Thomas, Joe Boswell. Page forty-four CHEER LEADERS Standing: John Bosak, Robert Gi Kneeling: Dorothy Witt, Wilma TENNIS TEAM George Stanko, Fred Meese, Henry Lebioda, Edward Sopcak, Millard Black. romett u Bewicl . SPANISH CLUB Top Row: Norma Allen, Monroe Schwimmer, Bill Jennings, Harry Iddings, Robert Lewis, Robert Quinn, Loretta Diness. Middle Row: James McTigue, Ted Kaplan, Walter Lewandowski, Weldon Stanford, Mrs. Reyher, Dick Bolinger, Ernest Kaplar, Edward Ashley, Robert Taylor, Tom Kuzma. Bottom Row: Anna Mae Boyer, Pearl Rissman, Jean Ewing, Mariam Capilove, Angeline Coveris, Doris Carlson, Emma Spurr, Concettina Muffoletto, Mary Garcia, Lucille Fletcher. FRENCH CLUB Top Row: Alice Thanos, Winifred Fogler, Shirley Goldberg, Louise Hall, Justine Johnston, Julia Mis- chanko, Helen Campbell, Rosemary Kent, Elaine Umpelby. Middle Row: Reinetta Piel, Frances Bubman, Doris Lakin, Nelle Jane Higginbotham, Dorothy Thrasher, Bonnie Hixon, Elinor Smallwood, Betty Willie, Ellouise Andrews. Bottom Row: Sue Tuttle, Bette Francis, Sybil Fleishman, Jane Mountain, Martha Gardner, Ruth Stollberg, Phyllis Price, Helen Karaffa, Jane Ellen Doig. ALTAR SCENE Top Row: Joe Boswell, Dean Haerens, Robert Soder. Bottom Row: Polly Anne Wolfe. CRIB SCENE Nelson Johnson, George Rand, Elbert Carna¬ han, Elaine Geyer, Nelle Jane Higginbotham, Bill Wexler, James Snodgrass, Edward Poplonski, Herbert Curtis, Richard Lewke, Bob Walton, John Klimes. CHRISTMAS PAGEANT The joys of Christmastide are not complete for an Emerson student unless he has wit¬ nessed the annual Christmas Pageant. The story of the birth of Christ by Miss Hazel Harrison is skillfully woven against a background of choral beauty furnished by the A Cappella Choir, the Girls’ Glee Club, and the Intermediate Choir to form a story of lasting beauty. j-a ifiJX ssasri ' Jisss a a ' . " „, 8, p ' !a,.T,sri b f , ai„. v ss G. A. A. The G.A.A. of Emerson, an organization for athletically-inclined high school girls, attracts many members. Its objective is to make girls feel that a certain amount of play must be included in their routine in order to live a well-balanced life. After a girl has earned one hundred points in some particular sport, she is eligible for membership. These “scums” are then assigned “rushers” who initiate them. The association is divided into three divisions, a fall, winter, and spring club. Each group meets monthly; the whole organization meets once a semester. Members have a variety of awards for which to aim. Included are pins and the distinctive “E” monogram. After they purchase a sweater, stripes, and numerals may be mounted on the sleeve. The most coveted prize, however, is the loving cup awarded yearly to the outstanding senior members. She is selected by a committee who considers her scholarship, personality, character, and athletic ability. Events on the club’s social calendar include an annual fall dance, a Christmas party, and a spring banquet. Each year in May officers are elected by members. Current officers are President, Gertrude Rolewicz; Vice-president, Estelle Smith; Treasurer, Doris Richardson; and Secretary, Carmen DeVolle. The faculty sponsor of the group is Miss Gertrude Reynolds who gives generously of her time and thought to this organization. Page forty-eight S@SS15£=iS;:HS3:aS3;Se iiSSMlISISSS rf BOYS ' BAND ,l e chriltmas 6 ' Parade 2 the ‘ band wafked f ’ ' Director Hubert S. Wai the city’s annual Merchants first honors as the best mar The group made its f new State Theatre. In November the boy: The annual band dan and as usual proved very The band joined witi and played a concert in February for the receipts were divided between the two c share as a sinking fund for new uniforms. The one hundred boys joined with the girls’ band in May to present a colorful concert. The officers of the organization are: President, Millard Black; Vice- president, Dean Wold; Manager, Henry Tropp; Assistant manager, Robert Usher; Librarian, Robert Bulmer; Assistant librarian, Richard Lewis; Prop¬ erty man, Donald Umpleby; Assistant property man, Julius Titak; Secretary Robert Bendt; and Horn Cleaner, Tom Engle. Robert Adams acts as drum GIRLS 7 BAND The Emerson Girls’ Band now boasts a membership of eighty- seven girls, bringing the membership to the highest point of its short career. The organization was formed by Miss Rosamund Martindale, and is now under the brilliant baton of Hubert S. Warren, Band Department head. The band was much in demand this season. It stepped off in October to participate in the dedication of the new State Theatre. Upholding their custom, the girls treated their mothers to a tea in November. Donning their gold and grey uniforms in April, the band pre- — sented their annual spring concert. The Boys’ Band united with the Girls’ Band in May to present a joint concert. The officers of the band are: President, Doris Richardson; Vice-president, Mary Louise Thome; Manager, Jessie Levack; As¬ sistant manager, Marjorie Drake; Librarian, Gizella Sotak; As¬ sistant librarian, Mary Spitler; Property girl, Evelyn Joseph; Assistant property girl, Mary Agnes O’Connor; and Secretary, Doris Estes. Doris Richardson does double duty for the organization as she also acts as drum-major. Page fifty-one Page ' ifty-twi RIFLE TEAM Standing: Owen Biller, Charles Thomas. Kneeling: Nelson John¬ son, team captain. Sitting: Jay Frischkorn, Walter Leech. R. O. T. C. Attention! Companies A and B of Emer¬ son’s R.O.T.C. line up with a snap! This first battalion in Gary attempts to instill in the student better citizenship, lead¬ ership, and discipline. It is under the direc¬ tion of Sergeant Hershel Souders. The Rifle Team is a popular extra activity of the Reserve Officers Training Corps. The members participate in competitive meets with other marksmen throughout the United States. The R.O.T.C. also sponsors the glittering annual high light of the social calendar, the Military Ball. Page fifty-three ton. ESSVK: j;r SSUIMS xfea ‘ “ saw ssr Raga 1 B.ggs U JameB I McFarlan , Alex Vossmai Grace Leadyl Lifcinc A CAPPELLA CHOIR Page fifty-four This year the choir made its first appearance at the Educal Week Open House. Members were then invited to sing at the I Federated Woman’s Club. A splendid rendition of sacred music was given at the Christmas pageant and later at the traditional Easter production of Everyman. The outstanding feature of the musical season is the Spring Con¬ cert which includes selections by the A Cappella Girls’ Glee Club, and the Intermediate Choir. Many hours of preparation are spent in polishing the numbers to be rendered at the Baccalaureate and Commencement exercises. To finance the gold and gray robes in which they appear, the members sell Easter eggs. As a diversion from their regular work the choir holds an annual picnic for members only. Officers of the A Cappella Choir are Nelle Jane Higgenbotham, president; Walter Leech, vice-president; Dorothy Scheerer and Steve Cwikilinski, girls’ and boys’ treasurer respectively. sss? ss-ass rifSr » sa? -- a Peter Pogo. Robcrt ' Sode AIbert Price, (?o»ch Brn8 l |«em e! a SW “ n ’ BASKETBALL BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 1937-1938 Emerson 37-34 Alumni Emerson 24-10 Roosevelt Emerson 31-24 Washington Emerson 29-30 Whiting Emerson 25-30 Hammond Emerson 30-16 Hammond Tech Emerson 38-31 Washington, East Chicago Emerson 35-25 Lew Wallace Emerson 29-32 South Bend Central Emerson 33-15 Froebel Emerson 50-19 Horace Mann Emerson 42-29 Lew Wallace Emerson 35-39 Froebel Page fifty-six Winning nine of the thirteen games played, Emerson’s basketball team rounded out an extremely successful season. Mar¬ tin Pelka, guard, was voted the most valu¬ able player of any high school team in Gary by the Inter-Club Council. For the second consecutive year the Emerson Norsemen headed the parade in the Gary sectionals. Led by Peter Fogo and Frank Kotora, the regular forwards, the team went through the tournament the hard way. They had to down Hebron, Froebel, Lew Wallace, and Horace Mann in order to win. These were their third victories of the season over Lew Wallace and Horace Mann and the second over Froebel. The Norsemen went on to play in the Regionals at Michigan City. The prelimi¬ nary game was won from Rensselaer with a score of 25 to 23, but the final combat was lost to a superior Hammond team. The result was 29 to 17 in favor of Ham¬ mond. TRACK Top Row: George Trbovich, A1 Mikolaycsyk, Jack Mozingo, James Holman, Pete Fogo, Robert Mulroe, George McLennan, Albert Fedorchak, Coach Moore. Middle Row: Stanley Dzuirdzy, Dick Mitchell, Lincoln Isaac, Steve Cwiklinski, Guy De Stefano, James Mason, Warren Finch. Bottom Row: Harry Holman, James Pantell, John Bosak, Bill Gilbert, Stanley Kwilasz, Joseph Ivan, Walter Lewandowski. Page fifty-seven F. A. B. Top Row: Doris Estes, Elizabeth Sharko, Patricia Price, Maxine Gavin, Nelle Jane Higginbotham, Mary Craig, Bonnie Hixon, Dorothea Dunn. Middle Row: Cecilia Fronczek, Dorothy Majewski, Betty Leland, Pauline Wineinger, Dorothy Kerlin, Carmen DeVoile Dorothy Scheer- er, Helen Campbell, Dorothy Cooper. Bottom Row: Barbara White, Margaret Gapser, Norine West- cott, Lois Wright, Dese Roknich, Margaret Kieft, Anna Mae Nealon, Elizabeth Jackson, Marian Kometz. G. F. C. Top Row: Camilla Genduso, Dolores Umrath, Margaret Ferguson, Miss Ludberg, Ella Skingley, Virginia Melton, Miriam Copilove. Bottom Row: Catherine Thecharis, Maximena Garcia, Margaret Titak, Anna Mae Gondell, Phyllis McGuire, Rosalie Frankovich, Lu¬ cille Ragan, Helen Sotak. CORRECTIVE GYM AND RHYTH M snded ician. s pecial Special classes are held at Emerson for girls recomi by the School Medical Department or by the family phy Individual conferences are held with each student and c work and exercises are recommended to fit her needs. Rhythm work is one of the special activities conducljed by Miss Gertrude Reynolds, instructor of physical education. This course is designed to give the students more graceful bodies and to improve their physical poise. In developing some of the principles of this work, a novel arrangement is used. Social dancing classes, combining both the boys’ and girls’ gym classes on one day a week, have been intro¬ duced. This has become very popular with the students. Other features of rhythm work include marching and various sets of exercises. Miss Reynolds anticipates more and more of this type of work for the future. SENIOR PLAY Back Row: Forest Smith, Owen Biller, Bette Lilly, Bob Smith, Bill Wexler, Martha Youwer, Joe Boswell, Charles Holmes, Wilma Bewick, Dean Haerens, Walter Jatkowski, Charles Thomas, Paul Komisarcik, Betty Jane Blaul, Herbert Hogdahl. Front Row: Violet Gerhardt, George Rand, Dorothy Cooper, Norine Westcott, Laura Lee Brown, Doris Lakin, Kathryn Raysses. OPERA Top Row: Robert Carlson, Robert Nystrom, Wayne Snodgrass, Tony Startek, Alex Crossman, Jerome Rotten- berg, Paul Thanos, Gerald Kaufman, Burton Rosen. Fourth Row: Sam Roth, Marian Ruzity, Melvin Peter¬ son, Betty Murray, Dan Roman, Louise Hall, Tom Bitt¬ ner, Lois Householder, Albert Parsley. Third Row: James Bonick, Walter Lewandowski, James Guth, Lillian Strom, Dorothy Gant, Marilyn Renn, Helen Russell, Irene Stropke, Norene Owen, Bette Francis, Jean¬ nette Lewandowski, Jeanette Lautenbach, Anne Kent, Elizabeth Dwyer, Marjorie Barnes, Robert Gerometta, Herbert Hogdahl, Joe Boswell. Second Row: Jerry Rotenberg, John Woolridge, Robert Lewis, Margaret Ellen Murray, Herbert Curtis, Mary E. Clemens, Richard Lewke, Dorothy Scheerer, Richard Lewis Wilma Bewick, James Snodgrass, Nick Bunda. Bottom Row: Clementine Murray, John Klimis, Lor¬ raine Johnson, Dave Gustafson, Pauline Spitler, Sam Pil¬ lar, Lydia Marasco, Wendell Biggs, Emogene Weiner, Jack Korasek, James McFarlane. JUNIOR PLAY Top Row: Dean Glancy, James Snodgrass, Eugene Troxel, Polly Anne Wolfe, Wade Brown, Justine Johnston, Charles Gust, Mary E. Clemens, Herbert Curtis, Margaret Ellen Murray, Howard Lind, Nelle Jane Higginbotham, Dick Seitzinger, Chester Nowak, Wilma Landis. Bottom Row: Manuel Sierra, Dan Roman, Peggy Piacenti, Rosemary Underwood, Betty Leland, James Mulloy, Margaret Moss, Bonnie Hixon. GLEE Top lie Bolich, Gertrude Knelleken, Marjorie McNeice, Tiny Andrews, Lois Householder, Dorothy Entrekin, Kay Rolls. Fourth Row: Margaret Murray, Mary Hins- berger, Dorothy Krajac, Evelyn Blair, Jeanette Lautenback, Marquis Gillon, Freida Batalis, Mary Clemens, Kathryn Wallace, Miss Sayers. Third Row: Elizabeth Dwyer, Thelma Scopel, June Wells, Mary Jane Guth, Jane Tremble, Rose¬ mary Friedhof, Irene McLennan, Marguerite Mc¬ Mahon, Elaine Medved, Jean Cobler, Elma Blachly. Second Row: Bette Lilly, Cynthia Carr, Dorothy Gant, Erlene Sledd, Barbara Jackson Orvilla Claude, Lillian Strom, Helen Russell, Yolanda Piscione, Muryl Jenkins, Margaret Smith. Bottom Row: Martha Youwer, Lorraine Johnson, Irene Stropke, Catherine Klimes, Pauline Spitler, Margaret Lee, Lydia Marasco, Marie Pappas, Susie Shabaz, Shirley Alger, Bettie Wales, Elizabeth Iatarola. Page sixty-one BASKETBALL (Girls) Seniors: Top Row: Maxine Gavin, Faye Myers, Car¬ men De Voile, Patricia Fitzpatrick, Estelle Smith. Bottom Row: Norma Smith, Doris Richardson, Rose Simonoff, Gertrude Rolewicz, Mildred McCor¬ mick. Juniors: Top Row: Anna Bal- dauf, Dorothy Williams, Millie Repya, Mary Milo- sevich. Bottom Row: Genevieve Riley, Patricia Price, Doris Sandbach, Elsie Dunn, Clara Thomas. Sophomores: Top Row: Loretta Fah- erty, Laura Baldauf, Dorothy Witt, Marie Bottom Row:. Norma Allen, Donna Dunn, Pearl Shultze, Gertrude Knelle- ken. Freshmen: Top Rcw: Ann Mulroe, Marie Rolewicz, Gloria Kemp, Betty Shinners, Mildred Mulhern, Jean O’Brien, Helen Stark. SiSkSSr-Srs;— Ss a . 7i. j sa: araarea asu ' sss. terras aw ilS A i-SHS r rfS Sw ® Gsa Page sixty-four SENIOR HONOR SOCIETY This organization’s purpose is to stimulate in the minds of high school students the existence of high ideals and to make them desirous of at¬ taining these qualities. Members pledge themselves to uphold the ideals of the society. Twice a year upperclassmen are considered by the faculty council for membership on the basis of scholarship, leadership, service, and char¬ acter. Those found eligible are then welcomed into the society at a very im¬ pressive ceremony. Explanations of the four qualities and of the symbol, a keystone and flaming torch, are contained in the ritual of the ceremony. The activities of the group are capably supervised by Miss Emma Peters. In an attempt to carry out the quality, service, the society publishes a monthly newspaper called the Blast. The tremendous effort put forth by the Blast staff is well repaid by the reception given the paper by the student body. Proceeds from the sale of the Blast are being used to furnish a club room for the school. In recent years steps have been taken to further the acquaintance of students of the various schools by inter-school meets. In the fall of 1937 the Honor Societies throughout the city met at Lew Wallace for an in¬ formal discussion of problems arising in school and those concerning youth in general. Then in the spring of 1938 Emerson acted as host to the others at the annual banquet. After a splendid repast each society presented a brief entertainment. Members have the privilege of wearing a tiny gold replica of the so¬ ciety symbol which serves as a lasting reminder of their high school achievement. ORCH ESTRA Emerson’s concert orchestra, an organization of al¬ most eighty members, has won well-deserved praise for its year’s work. Under the baton of Director Hubert S. Warren, they made many commendable appearances. The Little Symphony, a group composed of the ad¬ vanced players in the orchestra, opened the season by mak¬ ing a trip to Lafayette. The complete organization made its first appearance in a concert in April. Girls of the orchestra donned their swishing gold and gray taffeta formals, adding a colorful touch to the affair. William Bobrick, concert maestro, ren¬ dered the delightful violin solos. Small groups of the orchestra supplied music for class plays, the opera, and other entertainments. Student officers of this concert group are President, William Bobrick, who also acts as student conductor; Vice- President, Herbert Pehr: Manager, Barbara White; As¬ sistant Manager, Dean Wold; Librarian, Doris Estes; As¬ sistant Librarian, Evelyn Joseph; Property Manager, Mary Eaton; Assistant Manager, Constantine Vokorokos; Secre¬ tary, Robert Bulmer; and String Girl, Dorothea Dunn. Page sixty-five S.„ " ■ " l K ‘- ' -- kS-Sx«E t® SS tsS|2| S§| « JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY The flaming torch, symbol of the Junior Honor Society, signi¬ fies a zeal for truth and a desire to lead and be of service. Mem¬ bers must pledge themselves to uphold these ide als to the best of their ability. Only students in Junior High School with B averages who have attended Emerson a year are eligible for membership. They are voted in by faculty members on the basis of scholarship, leadership, service, and character, and are then inducted at an interesting ceremony. Although the society holds many informal socials throughout the year, the May dance is the occasion most anticipated. The alumni of the organization are invited to this affair. Miss Alice Ludberg is the faculty sponsor of the society. Officers of the group are Bob Walton, president; Margaret Mountain, vice-president; Paul Thanos, treasurer; and Shirley Al- gier, secretary. EVERYMAN The reception given the first production of “The Summoning of Everyman” in 1936 was so favorable that the Auditorium De¬ partment decided to make it an Emerson tradition. Presented each year during Holy Week it is to Easter what our pageant is to Christmas. The play offers an excellent opportunity for unique acting and effective staging. Students compete for the privilege of portraying the allegorical characters and work diligently on their interpreta¬ tion. The principal character, Everyman, represents all men who be¬ come so encumbered with their worldly possessions that they for¬ got their God and the day of reckoning. The play deals with Everyman’s death and departure from this world, at which time he renounces folly and is sorry for his sins. He receives eternal rest because he has contrition. The play would not be complete without the impressive choral assistance of Miss Grace Sayers and the A Cappella choir. This year the production was coached by Miss Ellen Peterson, who was congratulated for her fine interpretation. I Top Row: Walter Shepard, Bill Wexler, Forrest Smith, Wilma Landis, Elaine Geyer, Edward Niemiec, Dean Haerens, Kathryn Raysses, Walter Jat- kowski, Norine Westcott, Nelle Jane Higgenbotham, Joe Boswell, Margaret Ellen Murray. Front Row: Owen Biller, Mary Elizabeth Clemens. Justine Johnston, Ugo Angotti, Mary Raysses, Suzie Shabaz, Herbert Hogdahl. Page sixty-seven SENIOR MEMORIES France Alexander .Receiving letter in swimming Clarice Anderson .Falling down steps after getting Latin points Jack Anderson .Junior Rose Day of ’37 Flornez Anthony .Death of Mrs. Donaldson Virginia Bailey.Annual Christmas Pageant Elaine Barringer .Assistant manager of girls’ basketball team Chester Eajgrowicz.Learning civics in Miss Newton’s class Robert Bendt.Football dance of ’35 George Bewick .Junior Rose Day of ’37 Wilma Bewick .Being cheer leader Owen Biller .Senior Dance of ’38 Steve Billick .Getting new study seats Millard Black..Playing piccolo solo over the radio with band Marie Blankenship .Dancing in “Spice and Variety” Betty Jane Blaul .Success in getting annual Laura Lee Brown .Putting over the annual Eugene Briney ..... Senior Dance of ’38 William Bobrick .Playing violin solo in orchestra James Bonick.Winning the sectional tournament in ’38 Joe Boswell .Managing the football team of ’37 John Botsko .Mr. Connerly eating a lollypop Frances Bubman .Junior Rose Day of ’37 Robert Bulmer .Freshman Frolic of ’35 Eileen Cain .Carnival of ’37 Elbert Carnahan .Beating Horace Mann in ’38 Eugene Carnahan.Playing against Horace Mann in 37 Benora Carter .Mr. Unzicker ’s typing classes Howard Casebeer.Membership on the swimming team Chester Chieply .Mrs. Olson Vernon Chora.First day at Emerson Anne Ciarfaglia .Junior Prom of ’37 Jean Cobler .“Spice and Variety” Dorothy Cooper .Junior Honor Society Induction Helen Crowell.Senior Stunt Day of ’37 Steve Cwiklinski .Junior Prom of ’37 Joel Daniel.Lunch hour fun in gym Guy DeStafano .Tornado’s beating Horace Mann in ’37 Carmen DeVolle .Junior Rose Day of ’37 Loretta Diness .Junior Rose Day of ’37 Arabella Donahue .Miller friends Marjorie Drake .Marching in the Girls’ Band Dolly Dunn..Junior Prom of ’37 Dorothy Dunn .Graduation Willie Mae Dunnam.Induction into Tri Sigma Irene Durfos.Annual Christmas Pageant Stanley Dziurdzy.’38 Basketball Sectionals Mary Eaton ....Junior Prom of ’37 Naomi Elliott .Friendship of students and teachers Harold Emerson .Farewell of ’37 Tom Engle.Military Ball of ’37 Rita Ennis .Swimming in meet Dorothy Entrekin .Carnival Day at Emerson Doris Estes .Junior Prom of ’37 Helen Fadiga .Mr. Connerley’s class Helen Flaharty .Carnival of ’37 Virginia Flanders .Willingness of students to make friends Marguerite Fletcher .Mrs. Greenwald Patricia Fitzpartick .The school spirit of Emerson Cecelia Fronczek .Annual Christmas Pageant Wilma Franson .Carnival of ’36 Wilson Gainer .Senior Farewell of ’37 Barney Gajewski .Tuesday social dancing class Mary Garcia.Going to football and basketball games Margaret Gasper .Junior Rose Day of ’37 Maxine Gavin .Few-and-far-between days attending school Violet Gerhardt .Seeing the Honor Society Induction Barbara Gleichman .Junior Prom of ’37 Stanford Goldberg .Participating in sports James Guth .Manager of ’38 Basketball Team John Grabos .Graduation Day Lorraine Haack .Junior Prom of ’37 Dean Haerens.Emerson stage Charles Hammersmith .Getting a diploma Clifford Hansen.Defeating Horace Mann in football Margaret Hart .First day in high school Loretta Hasch .First year at Emerson Imogene Haughee .Getting Palmer Penmanship Certificate Lloyd Heaton .Graduation Day Lottie Herrold .Crowded footwarmers Laurel Hodgkinson .Blowing of bugle every day Irving Hoffenberg .Blowing of bugle every day Betty Hoffman .Annual Christmas Pageant Herbert Hogdahl .Senior Farewell of ’37 John Irak .The footwarmers Elizabeth Jackson .Office Practice to “Once in a While” Eugene Jacobs.Graduation Day Helen Jascoviak.The bugle blowing taps Walter Jatkowski .First year at Emerson Douglas Jenkins.Being ineligible for the H. M. football game Edwin Jocus .Clumsiness of seniors Nelson Johnson .R. 0. T. C. activities Evelyn Joseph .Junior Prom of ’37 Steve Jurchenko .Senior Couple Dance Genevieve Kaminski .Junior Prom of ’37 Thomas Kane .Taming Horace Mann in football in ’37 Ted Kaplan .Associations with the band Lorraine Karver .Initiation into Tri Sigma Lorretta Karver.Bugle blowing taps Betty Kaiser .G. A. A. Banquet at the Lake Hotel Sue Ann Keiser.Confusion in the halls Page sixty- Rosemary Kent .Warbling before Annual Benefit Show Dorothy Kerlin .Junior Rose Day of ’37 Stanley Kesel .Playing in the first Concert with Band Margaret Kieft.Junior Prom of ’37 Judson Kierstad.Emerson school days in their glory Joseph Klamo .The first day at Emerson Marian Kometz .Junior Rose Day of ’37 Paul Komisarcik ..Going to Ohio with the football team of ’37 John Korasek.Graduation Day Doris Lakin Advertising the blowing of the bugle every morning James Lambert .Junior Year Bill Lawrence .The Work-Study-Play System Henry Lebioda .Junior Prom of ’37 Arthur Lebo .Being elected president of the Honor Society Conrad Lesh .Lack of Emerson sportsmanship Dale Lester .Junior Rose Day of ’37 Jessie Levack .Junior Rose Day of ’37 Aaron Levee .Fighting in Carnival of ’36 Tony Lewandowski .Having an annual for class of ’38 Betty Lilly.Register meetings with Miss Tinsman James Lincoln.Concert Band winning third in concert at Denver Eugene Lysiak .Rand and Orchestra Days Dorothy Majewski .Graduation Day James Malloy .Long walk to school every day Marcella Mathews .Carnival of ’36 George McCain .Mr. Spauldi ng Marion McCalla.First day at Emerson Harriett McCorkle .Playing in first orchestra concert Mildred McCormick .Induction into Honor Society Wallace McCormack .Making friends with students and faculty Marguerite McMahon .First class meeting as a freshman Fred Meese.Junior Prom of ’37 Melvin Michael .Playing on the football team of ’37 Dick Mitchell .Winning on the track team Bob Mulhern .Junior Rose Day of ’37 Faye Myers .Girls’ Athletic Activities James MacFarlane .Annual Christmas Pageant Anna Mae Nealon .Beating Horace Mann in football in ’37 Bob Nelson Fighting with an upper classman Eddie Niemiec.Beating Horace Mann in football in ’37 John Nolan .Senior Bum Day in ’36 Fred Novick .junior Prom of ’37 Louis Nosko .State football championship in ’30 Evalyne Nystrom . .Getting program mixed Mary Agnes O’Connor.Junior Prom of ’37 Helen Palasz. .Induction into Honor Society Nick Pannitas Trip to Canton, Ohio, with football team Joanne Parsons .Junior Prom of ’37 Bessie Pappas Faculty Donkey basketball game Herbert Pehr Coach Moore’s treat after basketball tourney Mary Ann Pepple .Freshman Frolic of ’35 Page seventy Ann Pillar .First day at Emerson Paul Pleska.First day in school Katherine Raysses .Annual Christmas Pageant Margaret Rehtorik.Junior Prom of ’37 Lee Rice.Crowded halls Doris Richardson.Junior Rose Day of ’37 Pearl Rissman .Students’ enthusiasm for school dances Dese Roknich .Giggling in French Gertrude Rolewicz.First G. A. A. Banquet Abe Roth .Miss Newton John Saganovich .“Spice and Variety” Ruth Samsel.Annual Christmas Pageant Catherine Sappan.General freedom to gain knowledge at Emerson Martha Sargis .An annual for the class of ’38 Martha Schwieger ..Being elected president of Tri Sigma Elizabeth Sharko .Participating in girls’ athletics Arthur Simon.Memories of students gone by Rose Simonoff .Blowing of bugle every day Erlene Sledd .Blowing of bugle every day Bob Smith.Friendly welcome received on entering Emerson Estelle Smith .Junior Prom of ’37 Forrest Smith .Senior Couple Dance Norma Smith .Junior Rose Day of ’37 Robert Soder.The ’38 team winning basketball tourney Edward Sopcak .Friendliness of students Gizella Sotak .First time playing the bugle Mary Spitler .Junior Prom of ’37 Joseph Spurr .Becoming a member of the band George Starkey .Junior Rose Day of ’37 John Stark .Getting program mixed Rosalie Stolarz .First day at Emerson Jeanette Studer .Junior Prom of ’37 Alice Thanos .Squirting teacher with false flower on April 1 Charles Thomas .Being cadet captain of R. 0. T. C. Mary Louise Thome.First “Spice and Variety” Julius Titak ..Being elected senior class secretary Fred Tucker.Having Miss Newton for a teacher Don Umpleby .Mr. Vandercook directing “Emersonian” Rosemary Underwood.Donkey Basketball Game Robert Usher.Working behind the footlights Robert Volk .Mr. Flinn’s physics class Myrtle Warnke .Induction into the Senior Honor Society Nancy Lou Waterworth .Junior Prom of ’37 Evelyn Weiner .Freshman Frolic Norine Westcott .Leading Junior Prom of ’37 Bill Wexler Mr. Carlberg’s civics and economics classes Barbara White .First days in kindergarten Pauline Wineinger .Contact with schoolmate ' s Dean Wold .Playing solo in band concert of ’37 Lois Wright .Junior Prom of ’37 Martha Youwer.Junior Prom of ’37 John Ziemba.The band entering Chicago Music Festival Page seventy- Page seventy-three BORROWED LOVELINESS Steep your heart in star songs; Some of their magic borrow. For bits of borrowed loveliness Will tide you through tomorrow. MEMORY On summer mornings When the world lay freshly clothed In bright sunshine, While dew still lay in shining drops On flower faces, I have stood on sand dunes Ankle deep in an overwhelming Pinkness of wild roses And silently, childishly Thanked God for beauty. RAIMENT Ever on her heart she wears a song; Sometimes it is a sheer thing, filmy and gray As the fleet fading light On a rain-swept day. Again it’s a gay song, Hope and laughter And all the inconsequential things That easily shatter On cruel splinters Of broken dreams. Then there are blue songs, Despair and sorrow, But always a new song For every tomorrow. —Rosemary Kent Page seventy-four Page seventy-five EMERSON LOYALTY Emerson, our school, O’er other schools we’ll always rule. We will link your name With fairness, honor, and with fame. Each one, oh, Emerson, Will stand by you till time is done, And still with voices loud and clear We’ll cheer for you, Emerson. HAIL TO THE GOLD AND GRAY Hail to the Gold and Gray, colors of fame. Truth and fidelity stand for your name. Long may your valor last After we’re gone, Shouting and praising, dear old Emerson. Page seventy-six SENIOR SELECTIONS FAVORITES Orchestra leader . .Kay Kyser Illustrator. .Walt Disney Eating spot .. .Home Exercise . .Swimming Song. .Star Dust School scene . .Footwarmers Movie . .Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Comic strip . ...Blondie Actress . .Helen Hayes Actor . .Paul Muni .James Barrie Author .Zane Grey Flower. .Rose Reading . .Fiction Hobby . .Making a scrapbook Ambition .Traveling OTHERS Greatest disappointment. .To learn Santa Claus is only a myth Greatest personality .. .Franklin Delano Roosevelt Greatest thrill . .First formal dance Idea of happiness . .A happy marriage Idea of misery ... .Carlberg’s tests Most persistent superstition .Black cats crossing path Most embarassing moment ... .Falling down First job .Clerk Pet aversion. Page seventy-seven AUTOGRAPHS Those who vote for a social security program which means a daily ice cream cone, sign here: Those who believe in abolishing final exams please sign here: Page seventy-eight AUTOGRAPHS Those who think F.A.B. means Free Air Bubbles sign here: Those who spent at least 487 days on the foot warmers sign here: Page seventy- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We gratefully record financial aid from the following persons. MRS. R. C. BROWN MR. DAVID COLOSIMO MR. HERBERT GROSSMANN MR. E. W. JACKSON PEARSON APPAREL SHOP Our gratitude goes to these friends for their assistance throughout the year. MR. E. A. SPAULDING THE SOCIAL COMMITTEE MISS KATHERINE LIEBER THE BLAST THE FACULTY PAUL KOMISARCIK We wish to express our sincere appreciation to these for their help in the Annual Benefit Show and the Band Benefit. MISS BEATRICE BERKOWITZ MISS JANICE WULFING MISS ELINOR SMALLWOOD MISS KATHERINE LIEBER MISS DOROTHY SCHEERER MR. ERNEST LAPELL Page eighty A determined group of seniors started in September on the task of reviving an annual after five lean years without one. Wholly inexperienced, they had little or no conception of the ob¬ stacles to be met along the way. After deciding on a motion picture theme for the book, the first step was to raise some of that indispensable factor, money. This was accomplished by a show with community singing, and old silent films which brought shrieks of laughter from the audi- ence. The next milestone was a subscription drive. Surpassing their goal of 400 by November 15, the staff began serious work on the actual book. Words, such as “layout”, “cuts”, “bleeds”, and “copy” assumed new meanings for these plucky individuals as they labored with their sponsor, Mrs. Catherine Greenwald, to make the “Emerson¬ ian” a success. Plodding through picture schedules, conferences, cover selec¬ tions, copy writing, and countless other details, they emerged to make the press deadline. As a further supplement to finances candy sales were con¬ ducted by the staff. Another program was later planned with the Boys’ Band and Art Department to purchase covers for the year¬ book. Working at a feverish pace to get the project to press by April 25, the group toiled many class hours and overtime. In the breath¬ ing spell before its release from the press they prepared a little guide book, and a liberal list of do’s and don’ts for the 1938-39 staff. Splendid co-operation on the part of the entire school in every instance was a vital point in the success of the “Emersonian”. Top Row: Louis Nosko, Betty Jane Blaul, Dale Lester, Dean Wold, Dick Joder, Robert Mulhern, James McFarlane, Lee Rice. Middle Row: Frances Bubman, Hazel Meads, Mildred McCormick, Car- ment DeVolle, Norine Westcott, Barbara White. Bottom Row: Laura Lee Brown, Rosemary Kent, Dean Haerens, Mrs. Greenwald, Nelson Johnson, Helen Jascoviak, Martha Schwieger. A N N U A L S T A F F Page eighty-one FADE-OUT The Admirable Crichton and his companions in adven¬ ture, having stepped back in their own social classes, are now a precious memory; happy feet have swung to the sweetly-sad tunes of the Sen¬ ior Farewell; the Convoca¬ tion march is over with re¬ membrance of due pomp and circumstance; the strains of “Remember Now Thy Crea¬ tor” are still ringing with a haunting beauty; the revels of Senior Stunt Day have stirred many visibilities; the class gift, prophecy, and the last will and testament are now recorded history; the footsteps of the seniors have died away in the aisles of Me¬ morial Auditorium. Thus the Seniors, the real stars in the 1938 Youth on Parade dis¬ solve into that great body, Alumni of Emerson High School.


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