Emerson High School - Emersonian Yearbook (Gary, IN)

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Conference ChamjE f Football Gan||||| EMERSON (GarW WASHINGTON (S.B.) r y i LEm ouuM ass OhLUlOfJ e. Time Returning nk You Teacher £-2- AT SOUTH BEND SCHOOL FIELD STADIUM Friday, Nov. 17, 1939 8.00 P. M. ADMIT ONE 50c EMERSONIAN 1940 THE -SENIOR CLASS -YOUNG AMERICANS - OF EMERSON HIGH SCHOOL GARY .INDIANA HONOR RALPH YALDO EMERSON | WHOSE DEALS ARE THE SPIRITUAL CORNERSTONE| OF OUR SCHOOL Spaulding and Staff Members Discuss Ralph Waldo Emerson, Our Th William J. Flynn, a member of the first Gary Board of School Trustees, suggested that the first high school be named for Ralph Waldo Emerson, styled by a recent biographer as " the wisest great American.” Hail to the Cold and Cray 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. DEAR OLD EMERSON ) L D g H O U Wcdncsda Upper Ixft: Mr. Spaulding, Mr . Cowen, Mr. Cowen, Mrs. Ranker. Upper Right: Mrs. Haines, Barbara Ann Maine , Barbara Oleska. Mrs. Oleska. IJ)tier Left: Mrs. Devine, Mrs. Walter, Mrs. Talbert, visitor, Mrs. Foley, Mr. Foley, Mrs. Sliaba , list her Shaba , Lucy Shaba . Lower Right: Gladys Surowiccs. Mrs. Surowiecs, Mr. Surowicc . Mr. Spaulding. Guidance Clasts Students arc directed to an understanding of themselves; Mechanical Drawing: Future draftsmen in the making; Sewing: One of the indispensable arts; Patrol Boys: Merc arc some of the grade school boys who do safety work in all kinds of weather; Hearing Tat: Just one of the many line service the schools furnish their students. Page FourWE IMPROVE THE SHINING HOURS " Have you got a comb?”; Talking over the National League situation; A jam session in the club room; " Tootsie Roll, please.”; Sunning themselves during lunch hour; First week of School, " I have to have my program changed.”; " Man at work,” in 109 Art Room; Could it be history or Miss Grieger that is causing all the smiles?; Peace, it’s wonderful! HERBERT S. JONES Superintendent of Schools CHARACTER IS HIGHER THAN INTELLECT. R. W. Emerson Emerson prefaced this statement with these words, — " When the artist has exhausted his materials, when the fancy no longer paints, when thoughts are no longer apprehended and books are a weariness, — he has always a resource TO LIVE.” I think these words explain the real meaning of his statement better than anything I could write. I wish you and the staff every success in your 1940 Annual. Hebrert S. Jones Page Seven E. A. SPAULDING Principal The supreme joy of life comes with the satis¬ faction of having done a good piece of work. It matters little what the work is as long as it is a good service to humanity. One who misses the joy and happiness to be found in hard work has a dreary life indeed. May we all find that place in the world’s work where our efforts will bring happiness to others. This is the only way to bring happiness to ourselves. Everett A. Spaulding The high prize of life, the crowning fortune of man, is to be born to some pursuit which finds him in employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or songs. R. W. Emerson Page Eight ELIZABETH H. LEEDS Assistant Principal ELIZABETH H. LEEDS, Assistant Principal " A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best; but what he has said or done otherwise shall give him no peace. What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. It is the harder because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.” R. W. Emerson Favorite quotations are chosen, perhaps, because as we read we find expressions of thought akin to something we believe to be true. It pleases us to find that our own thinking is in harmony with that of an author who is expressing what he be¬ lieves is a universal truth. These quotations say to me, in another way, something I believe to be true — that all honest work well done brings joy and satisfaction and that living in harmony with that inner self which knows right from wrong develops the strength and self-respect that mean a balanced happy life. Elizabeth H. Leeds THE SCHOOL BOARD WORKS FOR US Our Board of Education deserves much appreciation for their fine handling of the many problems which have to be met in the job of providing good school¬ ing for young Americans, the kind of citizens Ralph Waldo Emerson wanted us to be. SO DO OUR PARENTS This year was the be¬ ginning of an entirely new plan. Each department was given an opportunity to preside at a council meet¬ ing thus making the parents better acquainted with the student’s pro¬ gram of activity. The Emerson Parent Council recognizes that the pur¬ pose of such an organiza¬ tion is to keep parents informed about school happenings and to accept comments and criticisms which are acted upon accordingly. Page Ten Upt r Half: Coach Moore. Misses Heimburg and Vogt take a stance; Min Thomac; Miss Chuba in action; Mi Cromer pauw, Mi« Eng-Icrt; Mrs. Palmer at register; Mm Sayers at chow; Messers. I.emmcl. Warrum, and Wise visiting; Miss Cutshal! stepping; Mrs. Daley marking; Misses Gwinn and Jones and Mr. Connor after lunch. Lower Half: Miss Sherman, right, with her twin; Miss Reynolds checking posture; Miss Nilsson at lunch; The Harrison twins with our Mr. H. at left; Miss Smith in a reverie: Mr. Flinn in his stride; Miss Grieger stacking her favorite paper; Our Miss Harrison in swing time; Miss Newton smiling; Miss Tappan ditto.Mr. Carlberg likes The sky, the sea, the plants, the rocks, astronomy, and chemistry keep their word. Morals and the genius of humanity will also. R. W. Emerson Senior Sponsors Divide Duties MR. BOBELE, instrumental music, thinks the world of Sammy, Jr., and struts in his new black band suit. ♦ MR. WARRUM, chemistry, who serves up his subject with dashes of philosophical humor is an enthusiast for outdoor sports. ♦ MR. GARRIOTT, auto shop, loves music, especially playing the drums, and wants a horse he can ride. ♦ MR. WARREN, instrumental music, wants a double mirror to fix his golden hair and a chance to trim E. A. in tennis. ♦ MRS. PIERCE, English, a born Hoosier and an Emerson alumna, loves a good novel and a rib-cracking joke. ♦ MISS FILE, physical education, spends her time swimming and reading Shakespeare. ♦ MRS. REYHER, French, Spanish, and guidance, rates Swiss steaks high in eats and red roses equally high in soul food. ♦ MISS SAYERS, music, is a Hawkcye, whose c.iief interests are concerts, opera, and the theater. ♦ MR. CARLBERG, history, eats Wheaties for breakfast, according to a reliable authority, and from the same source, we learn he is a class A cook. ♦ MISS CUTSHALL, auditorium, plays golf and extends her vocation into an avocation by reading and seeing much drama. ♦ MRS. STONER, librarian, has as her favorite book, the dictionary; her favorite transportation, a streamlined train; and her favorite sport, loafing. Pune Twelve Mrs. Pierce favors Trust thyself; every heart vibrates to that iron string. R. W. Emerson Rings, Rose Day, and Prom for Juniors ♦ MISS SHERMAN, art, is a devotee of painting, reading, and streamlined-train travel. + COACH football, and Minnesota. ♦ MISS KOTOR A, instrmics, civics, and hygiene, enjoys a good game of golf, ROLFE, physical education, who has taught econo umental music, one of Emerson’s own, keeps busy with band and orchestra. ♦ MR. LEMMEL, history, was at Eme rson during Miss Newton’s absence. ♦ MR. WISE, history and safety, constantly exposed to the hazards of the pranksters: Connerly, Warrum, and Carlberg, keeps the score pretty even. ♦ MISS SMITH, Latin and English, formerly of Broadway, Olio, makes it a point to listen to Information Please. ♦ MISS HARRISON, auditorium, a rabid football fan, writes plays and poetry for her own entertainment. ♦ MISS GWINN, mathe¬ matics, is happiest when teaching geometry, algebra,and general math. ♦ MR. CHANCE, commercial, appreciates out ! oor activity, especially hunting and horseback riding, pastimes of his childhood days in old Virginia. MISS ROWE, commercial, says the auto accident did nothing to alter her love for travel. ♦ MISS CROMER, music and an Ohioan, sighs for Carmen Miranda’s South American decora¬ tions and admits an interest in boogie-woogie. Education should be as broad as man. R. W. Emerson Sophomores and Sponsors Strive Together ♦ MISS ADE, sewing, who has taught chemistry, homemaking, and sewing says her favorite movie is The Great Waltz. ♦ MR. FLINN, physics, really makes prize lemon ice-cream; hates poor spellers and poor calculators. ♦ MR. ROGERS, foundry, fondly known as Buck, was married the first day of spring to an Emerson alumna, Ladell Forney. ♦ COACH BRASAEMLE, physical education, said his most thrilling moment was his marriage. His favorite song was When You Come to the End of a Perfect Day. ♦ MR. LEMMEL, history, who substituted for Miss Newton is now one of Uncle Sam’s finder-outers, a census taker. ♦ MISS TINSMAN, biology, rates Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fountaine as King and Queen of the American stage. She dotes on the color blue. ♦ MRS. PALMER, auditorium, has gone the way of others and fallen for Charlie McCarthy. MISS LEACHMAN, English, toured the West last summer and says that " God’s country” is no exaggeration. ♦ MISS BAN, history, whose sense of humor even the Building and Grounds Committee cannot shake, considers Anderson’s Mary Queen of Scots a great play. MRS. DALEY, auditorium, never fails to make an eye-rousing appear¬ ance in her special blue. She relishes lobsters a la Newburg. ♦ MISS VOGT, physical education, likes Charles Boyer, but she will take any picture if she can get another fifty dollars on Bank Night. age Fourteen Be content with a little light, so it be your own. R. W. Emerson Sponsors Start the Freshmen ♦ MR. CONNERLY, mathematics, keeps up on fun and baseball, being a heavy White Sox fan. ♦ MR. MOWBRAY, woodshop, detests whistling in class but is never too busy to help a student on a knotty problem. ♦ MRS. GREENWALD, English, abominates sideline critics and could listen for¬ ever to The Londonderry Air. ♦ MR. WIRT, machine shop, is an amateur photographer of great skill who follows football and likes automobile travel. ♦ MR. YEAGER, mechanical drawing, is a true Hoosier schoolboy graduating as he did from Prairie Creek Township High School. On the radio he listens to The Little Brown Church. ♦ MRS. HAYES, cooking, makes chicken a la king to the queen’s taste. Horseback riding and boat travel are her interests. ♦ MISS BENSCOTER, English, considers work a hobby and dislikes immaturity, especially in seniors. ♦ MISS TAPPAN, English, rates " The Yearling” tops; likes travel; lilacs and violets are her favorite flowers. ♦ MRS. GRIFFITH, nurse, always has time for students who need her. Without sitting on a cushion, she can sew a very fine seam. ♦ MISS GRIEGER, history, is at home in the Rockies; she always has the " perfect” register. ♦ MISS PAUL, auditorium, collects antiques when she is not directing plays. Her pet peeve is gum, audible and visible. Page Fifteen IN MEMORI AM COACH RALPH BRASAEMLE OCTOBER 29, 1892 — MARCH 26, 1940 Memory gives continuity and dignity to human life. It holds us to our family and to our friends. R. W. Emerson Only rarely does a school possess a teacher who can build in others such confi¬ dence in and respect for himself that everyone ac¬ cepts his decisions without further question. Such a teacher was Ralph E. Bra- saemle. May his long service for the Emerson School and his fine example inspire us to redouble our effort to fill as best we may the place he filled. E. A. Spaulding To Ralph Brasaemle, a man whose place it will be hard to fill; a man who spent his life building up and developing boys; a man whose sole aim was to make his boys sports¬ men — win, lose, or draw; whose life was basketball; who was a second " Pop” to all his boys; to this man, we, the basketball boys, say to a grand fellow, " So long, ' Bras’.” Robert Bokich, ’40 We who had the priv¬ ilege of working with him know his many virtues. He was a family man with loving kindness. His re¬ ligion was one which he used every day. He was industrious — never shirk¬ ing, even to the last. He has left his influence with hundreds who had the op¬ portunity to work with him, or under him on his many teams. I shall ever prize the years I spent with him as a co-worker. Arthur J. Rolfe It was one of " Bras’ ” happiest moments when one of his boys would stop and reminisce, and it made him even happier to be consulted whenever they were troubled. They knew in Bras, they had a sincere listener and a sure solution to their problems. " Bras’ ” great charitable doings, known only to those that have felt the touch of his hand, the reassurance of his smile, and the strength of his character, could be compiled and fill a volume, rather than just a few lines in tribute. God certainly blessed Emerson School by sending us this great man. Nothing I can say would be enough. George Giley, Jr. ’24 " Bras” was a quiet un¬ demonstrative friend. He told you the truth even tho it hurt, and the effect of his admonishments was for a lifetime. There are thousands of his boys who will always remember the twinkle in his eye and that bit of a lisp in his speech with grateful affection. Glenn Rearick, ’20 Page Seventeen CLASSES This, then, is the theory of Education, the happy meeting of the young soul, filled with the desire, with the living teacher who has already made the passage from the center forth, step by step, along the intellectual roads to the theory and practice of special science. Now if there be genius in the scholar, that is a delicate sensibility to the laws of the world, and the power to express them again in some new form, he is made to find bis own way. He will greet joyfully the wise teacher but colleges and teachers are in no wise essential to him; he will find teachers everywhere. R. W. Emerson retary: Spiro Cappony. b JUNIORS lent: and Billy Register 210 voted for Sonic people arc always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses. R. W. Emerson ANNA ABRAHAM’S yearning to become a seamstress is well founded. Her favorite past-time is sewing, although she docs find time to be active in the G. A. A. ROBERT ADAMS, Emerson’s tall drui.i major, was always an outstanding figure at football games. Bob was a member of the cast of Everyman, and is quite capable in NORMA ALLEN believes singing in bed is bound to bring bad luck. Another G. A. A. member. Norm has ideas towards making sewing her business. Norma Lee dislikes ELLOUISE ANDREWS, 5’ iy 4 " of talk- best girl dancer in school. ’’Elio " belongs to the F. A. B., G. A. A., and is chairman of the Social Committee. She holds the office of secretary of the Girls ' Band. LAURA BALDAUF is athletic to the core. In the G. A. A. she is the head of baseball. Her ideas hold weight with her fellow G. A. A. councilors and the Booster Committee. KATHERINE BANKER, intellectual with musical inclinations, prides herself on her accomplished cello playing. She is a member of the Senior Honor Society. NORMA BECK wants to be a successful housewife. She was in the G. A. A. and the A Cappclla Choir. As a freshman, she was in the cast of the Freshman Play. ‘ Page Twenty WILLIAM ABRAHAM has made quite an athlete. He played class basketball and baseball, and also likes boxing and wrestling. " Honest Abe” steers clear of walking under ladders. GEORGIANN ADAMS, also known as " Jorge” was on the Junior Rose Day Com¬ mittee. " Jorge” particularly likes dancing to the strain of " My Reverie” but gener¬ ally likes dancing to anything. LEONARD ALTERWITZ has aspirations toward the stage. With this in mind, he attends the movies. He also is very active in school dramatics. Bette Davis and Ravel’s " Bolero” arc tops in his estimation. STELLA ANDREWS came from Froebel to Emerson during her Junior year. Stella’s vivacity has proven itself in her dancing, but her ambition, secretary to a lawyer, bdics her actions. LOUISE BALLINGER, a most dignified girl, will always remember being inducted into the Senior Honor Society. This valu¬ able member to the Tri Sigma hopes to attend Indiana University. FRIEDA BATALIS, as a member of the Girls’ Glee Club considers " Stardust” the song of songs. She is in the Latin Club and the G. A. A., and prefers tennis to all other sports. JUNE BEISLER declares she can never forget Mr. Carlberg’s tests. She was vice- president of the Tri Sigma and worked on WILLIAM BENNETT, Jr., most commonly known as " Bill,” is definitely the silent type. Assistant manager of the Boys’ Band, Bill is also a member of the R.O.T.C. ANN BIANCHI has a charming personality which makes her loved bv all. She is artis¬ tically inclined both vocally and in drawin-. Ann is a member of " Geese and Ganders.” EVELYN BLAIR has won manv friends with her refreshing personality. She was a successful treasurer for both the F. A. B. and the G. A. A. and is proud to be co¬ editor of the yearbook. ROBERT BOKICH is the lad with the win¬ ning grin. His popularity was proved by his election as Hi-Y president. Like many of us, he, too, dreads black cats. RICHARD BOLINGER, appropriately called " Bull,” was outstanding in football, basketball, and track. Dick is vice-president of the Board of Control and secretary of the Spanish Club. LORETTA BRISAR is a welcome addition to any group due to her keen sense of humor and her vivacity. Breezy’s activities as Tri Sigma president and annual staff member belie her hobby, loafing. NICK BUNDA is an active fellow with a yen towards dancing and dramatics. He had leading roles in the Easter play, " Every¬ man,” and the sophomore and junior plays. Mr. Garriott liked Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principle. R. W. Emerson Page Twenty-one LILLIAN BIANCHI wields a paint brush like a professional. She, too, sings well, and like her sister, has demonstrated her value as a member of the English club. RUTH ANN BLANKENSHIP has a dual personality. One side of her is the lively cheerleader at all our games, and the other side is reserved and conscientious. She’s a member of the G. A. A. and Tri Sigma. HELEN BUDASZEWSKI rejoices in danc¬ ing, but sews during her leisure hours. She is a member of the French Club. EDWARD BOLAND’s recreation is slccp- he hates to get up in the morning. Eddie was an officer in the R.O.T.C. SAM BOSWELL likes football and swing music, a peculiar combination. Inclined to be quiet in class, Sam is unreserved else¬ where. He played quarterback in varsity football. Register 208 adopted DORIS MAE CARLSON, known intimately as " Do Do,” was in Spice and Variety and Rose Day. Tri Sigma and G. A. A. arc her DENNA CHARGES is a band officer, G. clinations by participatin g in Glee Club and Orchestra. HILDA CLARKE is very exacting. She plays in the concert orchestra, and belongs to the G. A. A. and Latin Club. Hilda’s fondest memory is her first public appear¬ ance in the orchestra. ANN LOUISE COPELAND, reserved yet chatty, aspires to be a social worker. " Oh, gosh,” says she, " how I hate people to ask me my grades!” " My Little Gypsy Sweet¬ heart” is her favorite musical selection. JANICE CUNNINGHAM, gracious and courteous, is a member of the G. A. A., and the Tri Sigma. She contemplates being an interior decorator. The Military Ball for her. JANE ELLEN DOIG, who was a member of the A Cappella Choir, hopes to study An ntcrcstin ' g ollectio ' n ' of dolls is Jane’s hobby. JACK DRAKE, dynamic and energetic, was on varsity football, basketball reserves and the track team. Jack is also in the concert band. His hobby seems to be collecting sports letters and gold footballs. We boil at different degrees. R. W. Emerson RAY CARNAHAN is a proud member of the Honor Society. In addition to the In¬ vitation Committee and the Spanish Club, he is captain of Company A, R.O.T.C. HARRY CIALKOWSKI applauds the thrill¬ ing adventures of the " Superman.” Seriously. Harry regards Drums Along the Mohawk as the best book he ever read. ORVILLA CLAUDE admires the courageous Canadian Mountics. When not displaying her expert sewing ability, Della reads. Junior Proms stir memories for Della. ROBERT CRAWFORD, woman hater, looks forward to college. Basketball is his first, last, and favorite sport. He goes to extremes with his admiration, his chief demi-gods being Helen Keller and Atlas. WAYNE DAY, an active individual, par¬ ticipated in the Sophomore play, basketball, and the Hi-Y. " Buzz” hopes to have and to hold a good job some day. LILLIAN DOMINICK, a member of the G. A. A., is a tried and true jitterbug. Stenography is Lillian’s ambition. She’ll al¬ ways recall the Junior Prom and the G. A. LILLIAN DRAVES, prefers being called " Cissie.” Cissie’s charm and wit won her a membership in the Tri Sigma, G. A. A., and Geese and Ganders Club. She partici¬ pated in the 1936 Spice and Variety. Page Twenty-two RUTH DURANLEAU is a petite French girl who enjoys lots of fun. She left us in February for the cosmopolitan world. THOMAS EGAN is a member of Hi-Y, class basketball, and the yearbook staff. His number one song is " Indian Summer” and his top recreation is basketball. Like others, his ambition is to receive his diploma. LOUIS ELIOPOLUS, whose ambition is to be a commercial artist, has received many honors for his posters. He is a member of Boys’ Band, R.O.T.C. and the yearbook staff. JEAN EWING, a member of the Spanish club, indulges in dancing and rollerskating. Jean’s nature is quiet, but she likes fun. Her favored song is " I Get Along Without You Very Well.” LORETTA FAHERTY is a member of the G. A. A. Board and the Girls’ Band. In¬ timately known as " Becky” she says her junior year was her best. " Becky” is a tennis VERA FANCHER is planning to enter the holy state of matrimony upon graduation. She was a member of the Glee Club and A Cappclla Choir. HELEN FELTS is a member of Concert Orchestra and wants to achieve perfection in stenography. She enjoys baseball, but is another of those to whom Mr. Carlberg’s RITA EGAN whose dread is black cats and Mr. Carlberg’s tests, is a member of the Tri Sigma and the G. A. A. Rita hates waiting for anything unless she may read her beloved comics while she waits. GEORGE ELIOPOLUS, better known as " little George,” is a member of the R.O.T.C. and Boys’ Band. His engineering ingenuity is shown in his hobby of model electric TEO ESPOSITO, a level headed, yet spirited fellow, is fondly known to his friends as " T.” He dislikes blondes and in his free moments enjoys sparring with Moc. He was on the 1939 Rose Day Committee. JON EVANS is called " Sleepy” by those who know him. He was a member of the Emerson R.O.T.C. but he left us for Horace Mann. Do you prefer Horsemen to Norse¬ men, Jon? SARA FAIRLEY won’t ever forget the ’3 8 Tri Sigma initiation. Domestically inclined, she wants to be a good cook, but she also enjoys dancing and walking. She thrills to the strain of " Oh, Johnny, Oh.” ALBERT FEDORCHAK is a dual person¬ ality. He appears quiet in the classroom but has a plentiful source of activity for his recreation hours. Al was manager of the MARGARET FERGUSON, an example of personified politeness. She is a member of the Board of Control, Glee Club, Orchestra, and the G. A. A. She is a talented pianist and has won two piano solo contests. Register 13 1 chose The virtues of society are the vices of the saints. R. W. Emerson Page Twenty-three Register 308 selected Thought is more ductile than gold, expansile than hydrogen gas. R. W. Emerson HIPPOLITO FERNANDEZ, Varsity basket- ball player and a Hi-Y member, is better known as " Hip.” He enjoys swimming and thinks Emerson girls arc the nicest ever. IRENE FLES who is better known as " Hollywood” was a member of the G. A. A. and Latin Club. She enjoys playing base¬ ball and likes to sec Robert Taylor and Judy Garland in the movies. RUTH FOGLE, who enjoys music and movies, was a member of F. A. B., Building and Grounds Committee, and the Booster Club. " Stardust " is her favorite song and Drums Along the Mohauk is her preference MARTHA FORENSKI is a wee blonde who is almost never seen without her bosom pal, Bette Wilson. Martha rejoices in danc¬ ing and rollerskating. BETTY FRANCIS would like to become a fashion columnist. She is a member of the Tri Sigma and A Cappella Choir, and was on the junior prom and sophomore play com- ROSEMARY FRIEDHOF would like to be a dentist’s assistant. " Rosie” who likes pic¬ nics and basketball games, is in the Girls’ Glee Club and the Latin Club. " Timidity is her most winning trait. JOHN GAJDA, a member of the track and basketball team, is also a pleasing orator. This modest fellow is well liked by all, due to his sincerity. John likes music. ROBERT FIFE is a member of the Senior Honor Society, drum major of Boys’ Band, and a French Clubber. He is outstanding scholastically. Bob is happy to have been included in the trip to Washington and the Fair with the band. LUCILLE FLETCHER more familiarly known as " Lee” is very much interested in aviation. She was a member of the Glee Club, Spanish Club treasurer, and concert band. Her favorite pastime is swimming. WINIFRED FOGLER, whose ambition is to become a librarian, is a member of the A Cappella Choir, concert orchestra, Senior Honor Society, French and Latin Clubs, and Glee Club. Courtesy is her most indispens¬ able asset. GEORGE FOSSEY is a fun-loving mischc- ivous lad who came to us from Lew Wal¬ lace. Always called Fossey, he was in the Boys’ Band, R.O.T.C., and the A Cappella Choir. WILLIAM FRANZEN, one of those hand¬ some Norse gods, played center on the Emerson football team. Although of a quiet nature Bill has made many friends. JOHN FREIDLEIN to learn more about not " busy” dancing, musical selection. received as a special in R.O.T.C. He wants engineering when he’s " Margie” is his ideal SOPHIE GALKA would like to become a professional dressmaker. She particularly en¬ joys the acting of Fred MacMurray and Bette Davis. Sophie chooses dancing as her Page Twenty-foil DOROTHY GANT is a member of the concert orchestra. Senior Honor Society, Girls’ Glee Club, Geese and Ganders Club, and the Blast Staff. " Dot” wants to be a career girl, and judging from her scholastic ability, she’ll be successful. MARTHA GARDNER is president of the Girls’ Band, and a member of the A Cappella Choir and the F. A. B. Marty’s friendliness and sparkling personality brought her many friends and well-wishers. PAUL KENNETH GEISERT, P. K. for very short, is a member of the football, basketball, track and ping-pong teams. P. K„ humorous and spirited, hopes to leave us for Indiana U. AUREL GEORGE, well-known by almost everyone, leaves us on a search for work. We wish Aurel the best of luck and hope he will always remember Emerson and his pals. WILLIAM GILBERT participated in the sophomore play, junior play, " Everyman,” Spice and Variety, and the A Cappella Choir. Witty Willie’s ambition is to make a million dollars a year. Ha, ha! Go to it Bill. SYLVIA GREEN, merry and loquacious, is " Silly” flatly refuses to tell a dream be¬ fore breakfast on the basis that they are bad luck. BILL GULAS lives football. He plays it; watches it; talks it; yet never tires of it. " Galloping Gulas,” present ambition is to pass 10A Geometry. When not discussing football. Bill is taciturn and unconcerned. MAXIMENA GARCIA, known to everyone as " Max” is a member of the Senior Honor Society, Scholarship Committee, Spanish Club, and the Blast Staff. Reserved and impartial, Max looks forward to her first ARTHUR GAWLIK, active in roller¬ skating, basketball, baseball, swimming and drawing, anticipates a job upon graduation. Archie prefers Tiny Hill’s own rendition of " Angry.” CAMILLE GENDUSO, reserved and un¬ hurried, participates chiefly in swimming and basketball. Camille goes to the movies to get away from it all. She simply dotes on Ty Power and Loretta Young. MARY GEORGIEFF, sparkling and rollick¬ ing, prefers classical music and good books for recreation. Mary’s vivid personality and sincerity will be long remembered. SHIRLEY GOLDBERG is a dead ringer for Baby Snooks. Shirley is full of wit and humor and amuses all who know her. She is a member of the Geese and Gander’s Club, and a participator in the senior play. COLLETTE GREMBOW1CZ, impartial and casual, is interested in sewing. She sews and others, the best of luck in the forth com¬ ing years. DAVID GUSTAFSON plays first chair clarinet in the band. He appeared in class plays, " Everyman,” and the Christmas Pageant. His impartial dealings with swing and classical music have won him presi¬ dency of the boys’ band. Register 110 preferred Write it on your own heart that every day is the best day of the year. R. W. Emerson Page Twenty-five Mrs. Stoner favored To science there is no poison, to botany no weed, to chemistry no dirt. R. W. Emerson MARY JANE GUTH, known to her friends as " Mother Guth” wants merely to be " A good girl.” Jane favors dancing as her rc- LOUISE HALL, is president of the Girls ' Glee Club, a member of A Cappclla Choir and the French Club and took part in the opera. Her ambition is to become a singer and judging from her past activities, we IRENE HANSEN was a member of the G. A. A., Spanish Club, and Junior Rose Day Committee. She is known to her friends as " Swede.” Her favorite recreation is sleep¬ ing, but when she’s awake she’s amusing and (nit) witty. MARY JACQUELYN HAWRYS prefers be¬ ing called " Jackie.” She was on the G. A. A. council. Social Committee, Annual Staff, and the Junior Prom Committee. " Jackie’s” ambition is to be a social worker. LOIS HOUSEHOLDER is a member of the Glee Club and the G. A. A., and was in the cast of " The Pirates of Pen .ance.” Her favorite song is " Careless” but that casts no reflection on her personality. BETTY JUNE JACKSON was a member of the Tri Sigma Club and A Cappella Choir, Her number one song is " I’m Fit to be Tied.” She was also on the Sophomore Decorating Committee and the Prom Favor Committee. ROBERT JOHNSON alias " Bugle Nose” activities. He was captain of the football team, and twice chosen for the All State and All Conference teams. He is a forceful and versatile leader. HENRY KAPICA, will reach the height of his ambition when he becomes an aviator. His first dancing lesson in gym will be a fond memory to him. He ' s superstitious about the number 13 as that was the date of his birth. BETTY HARBAUGH is called Quccnie by many of her friends. She was a member of the G. A. A. and the Junior Rose Day Committee. She likes ice skating and music. MARY HINSBERGER is a member of the a member of the Tarpon Club. Her favorite be on the Olympic swimming team. ELEANOR HULTING, reserved and serene, gives the impression of an aloof sophisticate. Her sincerity is approved by all. Eleanor came to us from Miller school. THAD JACOBS, an R.O.T.C. officer and a member of the stagecraft crew, wants to make a million dollars. Thad admires any book of Zane Grey’s. His aversion is low grades. LORRAINE JUNGHEIM dubbed " Chubby” by those who knew her, was both a member of the Girls’ Band and the G. A. A. She was on the freshman arid sophomore play ERNEST KAPLAR was co-editor of the yearbook and senior class president. He is an excellent pianist and hopes to become well known in the music field. He dreads meeting a girl the first thing in the morning. Page T wen ty-six PAULINE KAKURIS, who i very super-tliiiom about dreaming, ha been very active musically. She wav a member of the Girl Glee Club and he played "Celia" in the opera "lolanthc.” Polly was also a G. A. A. girl. ANN KENT. who go - about picking up pins tor good luck, displays her social inclinations by her membership in the I'ri Sigma. Geese and Ganders, and the G. A. A. "Duke" is treasurer of the I’ri Sigma. IKI XI KISH is. as her brother, a m mber of the National Honor Society. Irene’s love for people and life make her a welcome participator in the F. A. H.. G. A. A., and Geese and Gander Club. GERTRUD! KM1I.I KI N. fondly called "Gertie," is everyone’s confidant and one of our best girl athletes. “Gertie" is vice-president of the G. A. A. and a member of Tarpon Club. Tri Sigma and A Cappclla Choir. FDWARD KOVAI-CZK was probably influenced in selecting "Oh, Johnny” as his favorite song, by his secret ven for Bonnie Baker. Ed is neither superstitious nor pessimistic as is indicated by hit nickname, "Smiley." JUNK ROSK KRAUSK. a titian-haired beauty, was elected into the National Honor Society. June has been active in dramatics, as she was in the cast of the junior and senior plays. Cl I Ml NTINI KUCIIAR, who will long treasure her Emerson memories, especially that of the G. A. A. banquet, is a serene blonde, who doesn't appreciate gum chewers. Clcmmy enjoys reading and dancing. Mr. Warrum voted tor The firmest and noblest ground on u hu h j n)j le R. HI 1.1 X KARAFFA is a member of the Tri Sigma social club. She appeared in the Spice and Variety, ’ 8, worked on the Junior Play Committee, and participated in the Sophomore play. ALBERT KISH, a man with a brain, was boy representative both his junior and senior years. He is a member of the esteemed Senior Honor Society and was chosen secretary of the Scholarship Committee. 1 1 WASSII. KISSI I has a passion for basket ball. Familiarly known as "Wathka” by his friends, he says he dreads getting up in the morning, unless he can do it to the tunc of "Sugar Blues." FLORENCE KOSTOFF. who answers to the name of "Flo,” has a deep, sleep yearning to be a professional singer. "Flo” also has outstanding dramatic ability, as she has so often proved to us. Z FRANK ARTHUR KRAUS, nicknamed "Sunny” has received many honors during his four years in high school. "Sunny" is a member of the National Honor Society and enjoys hunting, fishing, and hiking. o 73 F.STII.1 L. KROFIX has a definite inclination towards stage craft, and received a minor letter in it. Bud is a first lieutenant in the R.O.T.C. and is not particularly superstitious about anything. KARL KUMLANDI R. blond and intelligent, has invaded many fields of activity. Besides being a member of the National Honor Society and the band, he has taken part in various sports. can In c is truth. i'. Emerson Page Tuenty-iti r Miss Cutshall chose Good nature is stronger than tomahawks. R. W. Emerson TOM KUZMA, 210 pounds of braw elected on the All State Football -King Kuzma " was also on the Basketball and track teams. He w president of the Board of Control. Varsity as also STANLEY KWILASZ, track, cross country and class basketball man, hates to get up in the morning. Known as " Lefty” for obvious reasons, he plans to be an architect. " Lefty” admires Madeline Carroll. GLORIA LARSON, a self-contained blonde known as " Goldie,” is quite a fan of Tiny Hill’s. She was a member of the G. A. A. and appeared in the ' 38 Spice and Variety. GUST LAVIKUS who is a man’s man, en¬ joyed coming to school more and more each day. Gust, affectionately called " Duck,” admires Gary Cooper and Amelia Earhart. SYLVIA LELLO, known as " Pinkie” has a place in her heart for everyone. " Pinkie” is a member of the National Honor Society which has nothing to do with her ambition, (to become a jitterbug). ANN LETHERMAN, manager of the Girls’ Band, is a happy-go-lucky " Auntie Ann.” She enjoys swimming and reading, and has no ambition greater than that of enjoying life to the fullest extent. ROBERT LEWIS, colonel of the Gary R.O.T.C. is captain of the Rifle Team and an officer in Boys’ Concert Band. Bob is also a tenor in the Boys’ Quartette and A Cappella Choir, and was Strephon in the opera " Iolanthe.” I BERNARD KWIATKOWSKI is a conserva¬ tive person who only wants to make a million. Bernie is another member of our efficient stage crew, and he too received a minor letter for his hard work. LURENE KYLE has aspirations towards being a beautician. She constantly brushes up on witty sayings in order to refresh her mind. Lurcne is a member of the Girls’ Glee Club, and the Geese and Ganders. JEANNETTE LAUTENBACK was that lovely vision who so realistically portrayed the Christmas angel. Jeannette is a home¬ body in the true sense of the word, but she is also socially inclined, having been an F. A. B. member. MARGARET LEE, who plans to be a nurse, is a member of the Girls’ Band, A Cappella, Glee Club and G. A. A. " Lee” dislikes social dancing but goes in for sports in a JOHN LEMENE, famous for his spectacu¬ lar jitterbugging, longs to be a dentist. " Jet” who has music in his soul, shapes his life around a song and dance, and goes into ecstasies when he hears the strains of " In the Mood.” JEANNETTE LEWANDOWSKI yearns to be a kindergarten teacher. She enjoys every phase of school life. Always smiling, Jean¬ nette walks under ladders to bring her good luck. She is a member of the Tri Sigma and the Girls’ Band. IRMA LODNEY, who collects free samples as a hobby, wants to be a teacher. Irma hates to be teased and she firmly believes in walking under ladders. Her favorite song is " Dark Eyes.” Page T u enfy-eigbt HAROLD LUBEZNICK. a small but mighty person, is called "Whitcy" because of his blond locks. Whitcy graduated in February and is planning to join the United States Navy. "Gobs" of luck. Whit«y. JOHN I YONS still thinks passing Sir. Carlbcrg's civics is an honor. "Buck” will hate leaving Emerson, but cheer up, Gloria will soon be graduating. ROSEMARY MACK IN. contrary to the theory of redheads, has a very csxn temper. She is another to whom Mr. Carlberg's tests represent something one should be happy without. Clark Gable is her ideal. ARMANI) MARASCO, usually just "Mon-do" is a member of the track and cross country and is prominent on the Social Committee. His favorite musical selection is that all-time great piece, Ravel’s “Bolero." MELVIN MARCUS, a big cheerful lad. helps his father in his spare time. Around school he is studious and delves quite deeply in the mechanical drawing department. JAMES MASON was admired by everyone because of his ability to twirl a baton. His pleasing personality and mischievous grin made his popularity secure. He was also a cross-country, track, and Hi-Y man. PHYLLIS JEAN McGUIRE is a Tri Sigma girl and vice-president of the french Club. Her favorite hero is Mickey Rooney, but Ralph comes in that category too. SALLY LYMAN, better known as "Red" for obvious reasons, is a familiar character around school. Sal is a member of the G. A. A. and the French Club and participated in the sophomore and senior plays. VIOLA MAY MADDEN ("Vi" for short) has an ambition to become a Certified Public Accountant. She came to Emerson this year from Wallace and has made many friends in a short time. LEO ROBERT MAISLE is an active Hi-Y member and a capable basketball player. "Bull's" greatest ambition is to graduate that he might have more time to indulge in "Superman.” I YDIA MARASCO, petite and dynamic, is secretary of the F. A. B. At one time she was president of the Girls' Glee Club and a participator in the opera and Junior Rose Day. She hops-s to be an air hostess. EVERETT MARTIN, quiet and unassuming, appreciates the finer points of engineering. His prowess in the radio field is shown in his ability to make his own receiving sets. IVALOO McCALL usually seen with Nick, is called "Ivy." She is still looking forward to her fondest Emerson memory. Ivy wants to own race horses some day. VERNON Mel I AN, an admirer of Dorothy Lamour. indulges in relaxation and dreaming. He frankly says he dislikes anyone "who puts on the 400 act.” Vcrn's only ambition is to be successful. z o 73 Register 307 voted tor The greatest man in history was the (mores . R. W. Emerson Page Twenty-nineMr. Gobclc liked And music pours on mortals her magnificent disdain. R. W. Emerson HARRY MELVIN played so expertly in the band that he was awarded two contest medals. His most constant source of enter¬ tainment comes in the form of Zane Grey’s books. JAMES MIDDLETON is an active member of the Annual Staff, and has individualistic ideas. Jimmy also was a Hi-Y member, sang in A Cappclla, and went out for track. JOHN MINICH, an amusing fellow, is known to one and all. He says his outstand¬ ing memory of Emerson will be the trip the orchestra took to Lafayette. JULIA MISCHANKO had the tedious task of editing " The Blast.” She was a busy secretary of the Senior Honor Society and for faculty members. HELEN MOOS, quiet and thoughtful, is ambitious to travel. Movies and roller¬ skating create their demands on Helen’s time, although reading Gone With the ' Wind has taken its toll, too. WILLIAM MORIARITY, a member of the Hi-Y enjoys reading mystery stories. Con¬ trary to his choice in reading, he regards " Seventeen” as the most entertaining book he’s read. Bill was active in R.O.T.C. WILLIAM JACKSON MOZ1NGO, blond Adonis of the football team; is also in de¬ mand on the dance floor. " Moe” was presi¬ dent of the junior class, vice-president of the sophomore class, and head of the Junior Rose Day Committee. CLEMENTINE MURRAY, a diminutive lass, was a member of the Girls’ Glee Club. She was on the Junior Rose Day and the Prom Committees. She also took part in the VICTOR NASPINSKI, member and officer of the orchestra, contributed his talents to the Spice and Variety of ’36. He was on the Board of Control and the freshman and sophomore dance committees. JOHN NOSKO has the onerous task of art editor for the school paper, The Blast. John, besides having a pleasing personality is also talented and conscientious. He was cadet major in the R.O.T.C. HERBERT O’BRIEN with the Irish love for music, was a member of the A Cappella Choir and the orchestra. Herbie took first place in a solo contest playing the violin. WALTER MOOS has been a hard-working, level-headed individual. Handball is his most enjoyable form of recreation. WINSTON MORRISON, whose nickname " Winnie” belies his manliness, is interested in sports, particularly basketball. Winnie claims he’ll not let girls interfere with his ambition to be a chemical engineer. BETTY JUNE MURRAY has a soothing voice which clings to the memory. She participated in the opera and entered the solo contests. Dancing is her recreation. MARIE NAMYS, demure and thoughtful, will make a capable stenographer for some¬ one. She likes dancing with people who do not step on her toes. She will always remem¬ ber the 1939 Prom. LEROY NEIL has a most engaging smile which reveals his genial personality. Roy, a varsity football letterman, took part in class basketball and track. He graduated in February. ROBERTA OBERDING labeled “Robin” by her intimates was a member of the coveted Senior Honor Society. Known for her graciousness and charm, she has been first chair cornctisc in the Girls’ Band for JEANNE O’BRIEN fondly called " Obie” takes a great deal of interest in sports. She was active in G. A. A. activities and was on the Junior Rose Day Committee. Jeannic is also a capable artist. Mr. Warren favored Shallow men believe in hick. R. W. Emerson Page Tbirty-one m m Z o 73 in Register 209 chose Chemistry is criticism of an apple and a drop of water. R. W. Emerson JACK O’DONNELL has become one of our basketball team’s most reliable players. A member of the Hi-Y, Jack’s handsomeness and personality have been the key to his popularity. CHARLES O’NEILL, credited with honors in his freshman year in swimming, spends his leisure time listening to the radio. He is another fan of the famed " Oh, Johnnie, Oh.” JOSEPHINE PANEK (the Panic of ’40) was a member of the G. A. A. and on the prom committee. " Jo” is quite an enthusi¬ astic jitterbug, but keeps up with the present day novels, too. JAMES PANTELL, a member of the Senior Honor Society, received a major letter in football. Although he favors proms and formal dances, he doesn’t especially care for the fairer sex. MARIE PAPPAS is a small dark-haired girl. Quiet, serene, demure arc the words that give a word-picture of friendly Marie. PEGGY JEANNE PEARSE, known briefly as Peg, proves her unusual but attractive personality by officiating in the F. A. B„ being a member of the yearbook staff, and participating in the ’40 opera and the ’39 Spice and Variety. ROSINA PISCIONE’s hero is a handsome fellow of acting fame, none other than Clark Gable. Her greatest desire is to travel, and her most outstanding memory will be graduation. BONNIE O’LEARY is active in the senior English and Latin clubs, and was on the Prom committee. This tranquil, demure Irish lass will be remembered because of her sweet personality. NORENE OWEN ( " Minnie " to us) was secretary of the Tri Sigma. Minnie partici¬ pated in the Girls’ Glee Club, the A Cap- pclla Choir and two school operas. She wants to be a teacher at Emerson. ROMY PANTEA, though winsome and courteous, enjoys a rollicking time. He plays the violin in the concert orchestra with ease and accuracy. Romy also is an exceptional pole-vaultcr. KATHERINE PAPPAS, a thoughtfull lass, gives forth a sophisticated appearance. Katie figures that the best book she ever read is Uncharterei Ways. ROGER PAUL is the living example of that ancient adage, " tall, dark, and hand¬ some.” He is an experienced and valuable head usher at the State when not attending school and dances. ELAINE PESDAN has a cheery, ready, grin for all. Thus far, having smiled her way through life, she has made many true friends. Elaine wants to be a music teacher. ANN PLUMMER, fondly called " Plum,” is a good example of an Irish colleen with a sharp sense of humor. Ambitious Ann, who works in her spare time, is a treasured member of the F. A. B. Page Tbirly-t STEVE POLOMCHAK, " Peaches” to his team-mates), distinguished himself in foot¬ ball history by making second team All Conference. He was a very able president of the Hi-Y when not booting the pigskin around. Steve thinks all girls arc bad luck, Peg Pearse in particular. LORRAINE QUAIL, is proud of the fact that she conquered economics the first time she took it. " Bugs " has an inclination towards private secretarial work. JEANNETTE RADEMAKER is shy and quiet. With conservative tastes, Jeannette has proven a valuable student in all her LUCILLE RAGAN was an active member of the Music Association, including A Cappclla, Little Ensemble, Little Symphony, and Concert Orchestra. This busy girl also finds time for skating and bowling. MARY RIDDELL, she of the quiet, un¬ assuming nature, aspires toward the honor¬ able profession of nursing. She dislikes be¬ ing teased, but forgives and forgets graciously. LEONARD ROMANS distinquished himself in football, track, basketball and as senior class vice-president. In fact, he made second team conference because of his able football record. " Lovable Lcn” says Phil Price is his heroine. BURTON ROSEN received the honors of concert master of the orchestra, and presi¬ dent of the same. He claims his happiest days were spent in chemistry under Mr. Warrum’s supervision. Whose weren’t? PHYLLIS PRICE, a sprightly maid, be¬ came an outstanding leader in the senior year. She was a willing worker for the Booster Committee, G. A. A., Girls’ Concert Band, and a loyal member to the Tri-Sigma. ROBERT QUINN joined the Hi-Y and the Spanish Club, and proved himself indis¬ pensable on the Junior Rose Day Committee. With " Scatterbrain " as his theme song, he eagerly awaits graduation. AGNES RAE regards walking under a lad¬ der a jinx. She was active in the sophomore and junior plays, a loyal member of the F. A. B„ and the Booster Committee. MARILYN RENN, a Tri Sigma and French Club member, also took active part in Spice and Variety and the Opera. She aims at the honorable, yea, unusual, occupation of RUSSELL ROBBINS is pcdcstalled by Mar¬ ilyn Rcnn. Russ has chosen a morbid am¬ bition, that of undertaker. He is quite an all-round fellow, participating in the opera. Spice and Variety, Rose Day Committee, the Christmas Pageant, and band. YOLANDA ROPERTI prefers " My Prayer " to the other songs of the day. She dislikes fresh boys, and is extremely wary of Fr iday the thirteenth, the day which bodes nobody good. ESTHER ROTH, a most indispensable student, is one of those " still waters run deep” people. Beneath that quiet exterior, is wit and humor, which only Esther’s close friends know. Miss File’s third favorite Can anyone remember when the times were not hard and money was not scarce? R. W. Emerson Page Tbirty-tbree Mrs. Mayes voted tor The manly part is to do with mi ht and mam what yon can do. K. W. Emerson Ml I I N KUSSI 1.1., our little Scotch maid, quietly wins friend , read , and avoid all thin); uper titiou . Beside performing in the opera. Spice and Variety, and working on the Ro e Day Committee, he till found time to attend the F. A. B. I’l ARL SCHULTZ, excelling in port . wa the prc ident of the G. A. A. "Dutch” want to be a gym teacher and continue enjoying life. She wa also on the Board of Control and pre ideni of the Latin Club. KATHLEEN SET 1LF, quiet and reserved, enjoy culture. A a rc ult, she i always "Johnnie on the spot" for all Senior English activities, and is a member of Geese and Ganders. BETTY SHORE, reserved but affable, excel in drawing, typing, and reading long books such as Anthony AJ terse. She's an ice skating enthusiast and delights in the "Beautiful Blue Danube." CARL SHOUB, a second "Mr. Deed .” play the tuba in our band, and is an outdoor lover. Ili fishing and hunting record is remarkable. Noted for his tranquility, Carl is always cheerful. GEORGE SI ICK. Jr., contributed to the sophomore and senior cla plays, junior class basketball; he was an able patrol captain. Me is still amused at the l aster Bunnv and Gulliver's travels, and admires Mickey Rooney. I LINOR SMALLWOOD, wants to dance in the Ballet Russe. This young intellectual spends her time reading, listening to "Prelude in C Minor,” and adoring Bob. She was on the Social Committee and participated in Spice and Variety. Page Thirty-four ERA.NK SAETfS. is distinguishable by a ready smile and cheerful personality. Me enjoys a good time, anything humorous, and all sports, especially baseball. KENNETH SCHWARTZ combine scholastic and musical ability as Senior Honor Society treasurer, English Club president, and by being a spirited trumpet player. "Kenny" thinks little "Snow White” fetching. but clings to the conservative path, avoiding women. AI. SHIPLEY was prominent a football manager, winning his major letter and medal. Al, our sophomore class secretary, entertains all with his humor. He served on the Prom and Rose Day Committees. RAYMOND SHOTTS i ambitious to graduate, retire at forty, and enjoy life. “Slim” won his corporal stripe in R.O.T. C. and sang in A Cappella Choir. Ray says women arc his pet peeve, but we think differently. HARVEY SIDES, quiet, dignified, and serious, appreciated books like the Hunchback of Notre Dame and classical music. A Senior Honor Society member, he dreams of being a photographer. "Sides' enjoys baseball and Captain Blood stories. STANI.I Y SMAl l I Y. Emerson’s Ole' King Cole in the Christmas Parade, was active in the Spanish Club and auditorium events. Elc admires Bette Davis, would like to be a second Charles Laughton, and delights in the adventurous Sabatini b ok . CAMI. LI A SMI III. Senior Honor Society president, was also the yearbook staff business manager. "Mel" enjoys sports, and through them became G. A. A. secretary. She is noted for her genial and effervescing personality.NORBERT SMITH joins the ranks of those to whom Mr. Carlbcrg ' s tests are a pet peeve. " Nobby” won distinction for himself in track and cross country, and proved him¬ self a good salesman during Junior Rose Day. ANDREW SMOLEN is a hard, fast baseball fan. Generally called " Smokey,” he has found Emerson a place of loyal friends. ANTOINETTE SOL, better known as " Toni,” has a burning desire to be efficient in stenography. When not riding on her bicycle, she indulges in her worship of Errol Flynn. CLARA ELLEN STAGE became a strong F. A. B. member when she was but a junior. This year her leadership has proven invaluable to F. A. B. members. STEVE STEFAN, he of the knuckle- crackers, claims to be a womanhater. Steve’s faithful steed is his trusty bicycle. We’ve heard that he made 440 in track his fresh¬ man year, but a broken ankle dampened his ardor. ELIZABETH STRYCZEK is always good for a laugh her classmates say. She went in for cooking and home economics with an eye towards homemaking. JOHN SULLIVAN, or Curly, as everyone calls him, considers tips from Tom McMahon nil. This young buckctcer has proved his prowess on the hardwood by appearing in varsity basketball ’3 8-’40. ROSALIE SMITH, known as " Lee” to her contemporaries, has the tastes of an intel¬ lectual. Our " Lee” listens in rapt admira¬ tion to Tchaikowsky’s Prelude in A Minor, and regards Napoleon as her hero. JOSEPH SMOLKOVICH came to us from Lew Wallace during his junior year. His " V” physique took everyone’s eye, and his amiable personality pleased all. EMMA SPURR, when not occupied by her activities in orchestra, Spanish Club, and Geese and Ganders, spends her time " trying to dance.” Living in Brunswick is her pet peeve. ANNA MARIE STARK has proved her industry in shorthand by winning two Gregg Shorthand Certificates. Her main interest, other than her business course, is dancing. DONALD STRUBLE, more familiarly called " Strub” wants to play college basketball, and later, be basketball coach. By this we can gather that Don’s favorite recreation is basketball. ROBERT STUMP, a habitual procrastinator was appointed lieutenant in R.O.T.C. Bob doesn’t talk much, but when he docs, he surprises one and all with his extensive JOSEPHINE SULLIVAN, a gentle, demure lass is called " Dolly” by her classmates. Dolly admires her brother, but wouldn ' t let him know it for the world. She is a member of the G. A. A. Miss Sayers liked Self-trust is the first secret of success. R. W. Emerson Page Thirty-fit ALICE SWANN is a quiet and conservative type of person. Alice enjoys all music, par¬ ticularly the classical pieces of the old MATTHEW SZAFRANSK1 is a very versa¬ tile person. Pleasing to work with, Matthew is bound to be a success in his chosen field. PAUL THANOS, follower of that mis-uote, " Never do anything today that you can do tomorrow,” officiates in Geese and Gan¬ ders and the Senior Honor Society. In the R.O.T.C., he holds the place of first ANGELINE TOPSIS has cultivated a fond¬ ness for her violin. Noted for a dry sense of humor, everyone flies to " Topsy” for a spiritual uplift. She likes " The Man That Comes Around. " ELAYNE UMPLEBY; call her " Umpie,” for short, wants to get a job anywhere other than the five and ten cent stores. She is a member of the Tri Sigma and the G. A. A. HENRY WEISSBUCH has made the honor roll consecutively throughout his high school years. Abraham Lincoln is Henry ' s ideal. Mr. Warrum’s curly hair will always provide a source of laughs for Hank. BETTY WILLIE, who is nicknamed " Little Willie,” was a very capable president of the F. A. B. A song fitting " little Willie” is " Faithful Forever.” Betty has endeared her¬ self to everyone by her impartial outlook. Pane Thirty-six MARY SYMES loves to eat to " waltz time.” She held honors as sophomore girls’ treasurer and in the Senior Honor Society. She left us her junior year for Rio de Janeiro, but returned, still unchanged. JOAN TALBERT wishes to be a singer and dancer. This F. A. B. member admires Orrin Tucker and Bonnie Baker, and re¬ gards Gone With the Wind as her favorite book. CATHERINE THEOHARIS, nicknamed " Kay” hopes to be an aviatrix. A member of Tri Sigma and G. A. A., she says she likes Superman and Olive Oyl, but we know she has more intellectual tastes. CHRIS TRAKAS lines up for sports and is called the " Galloping Greek.” He is leery of black cats, and takes care not to believe anything he hears and half of what he sees. RALPH WELLS, called Slim, is fond of hunting and fishing (he tells tall tales, too.) Complete relaxation is Ralph’s main goal. Boats and Donald Duck are his favorites. BETTE WILSON, who gets her exercise by roller-skating, also enjoys reading—namely, Wuthering Heights. Although quiet and unassuming, she has made a host of friends, Martha Forenski her most intimate. DALE WINEINGER, casual and impish, takes activities in stride, and enjoys life. He is vitally interested in dramatics, being in the senior dramatics class, the Legion oration, and the sophomore play. HAZEL WOLFINGTON is rightly a char¬ ter member of the English club, Geese and Ganders, and reads her original writings at the meetings. Although quiet, she has an underlying current of humor. JEANNE WOODRUFF headlined the Spice and Variety show with her famous antics. Belonging to the F. A. B. and G. A. A., sion from her beloved chemistry in jitter- bugging. LILLIAN WILSON, a member of the Girls’ Band, enjoys popular music such as " Care¬ less.” Lively and chatty, she finds the foot- warmers a favorite rendezvous, and thinks John Garfield’s pictures a great treat. ISABELLE WOJCIK, who is adept at office work, is also so well versed in mysteries that she could be a competent detective. She delights in such stories as The Scarab Mur¬ der Case. LOIS WOOD, so poised and sophisticated, finds time from typing and winning short¬ hand certificates to enjoy the lighter activi¬ ties of A Cappclla and G. A. A. Lois efficiently worked on the ’39 Annual Staff and Junior Class Play Committee. JOHN WOOLRIDGE devotes his oratorical ability to class pla ys. A band officer, he made the trip to New York and found it a thrill. He also is prominent in A Cappella and class basketball. IN MEMORIAM MILDRED REGINA WOOD August 29, 1922 — October 25, 1939 Page Thiriy-s Ernest Kaplar, senior president, liked Awkwardness has no forgiveness in heaven or earth. R. W. Emerson Al checks on his understanding; Henry sells an annual and the heavenly twins applaud; Phyl, June, El, and Viv prove they’re not camera-shy; " three little maids from school, " Elizabeth. Lydia, and Esther; Kenny, where ' s your mask?; James and Junior sighing for some fishing. They Made 1940 Memorable INVITATIONS: Rosalie Smith, Jeanette Lewan- dowski, June Beisler, Ruth Fogle, Ray Car¬ nahan, Roger Paul, and Miss Sayers. HALLOWEEN PARTY, October 31: Peggy Pearse, general chairman; Entertainment: Dave Gustafson, chairman; John Woolridge, Lois Wood, Bob Johnson, and Jack Mozingo; Decorations: Bob Lewis, chairman; Bill Gil¬ bert, Evelyn Blair, Bob Bokich, Bob Stump; Refreshments: Phyllis Price, chairman; Tom Egan, Armand Marasco, Ruth Blankenship, Elaine Umpleby; Favors: Lydia Marasco, chairman; Isabel Wojcik, Nick Bunda, Orvilla Claude, and Loretta Brisar; Miss File, Mr. Bobele, and Mrs. Reyher, sponsors. CHRISTMAS PARTY, December 23: Jeanette Lewandowski, general chairman; Decorations: Roy Neil, chairman; Irene Kish, Betty Fran¬ cis, Teo Esposito, and Al Kish; Entertain¬ ment: Sam Boswell, chairman; Al Shipley, Ann Bianchi, and Lillian Bianchi; Favors: Lillian Draves, chairman; Norma Beck, James Middleton, and Dale Wineinger; Refresh¬ ments: Ed Boland, chairman; Jeanne Wood¬ ruff, Jeanette Lautenback, and Chris Trakas; Mrs. Hayes, Mr. Warren, Miss File, and Mr. Garriott, faculty sponsors SENIOR PLAY AND HOME COMING DANCE, April 26: Evelyn Blair, general chairman; Advertisement: Jeanne Woodruff, Ann Letherman, Mary Symes, James Middle- ton, and Carmen Gagliardi; Programs: Norene Owen, Louise Ballinger, Ann Kent, and Dick Bolinger; Invitations: Jeanette Lewandowski, Peggy Pearse, Jeanette Lauten¬ back, Lorraine Quail, and Julia Mischanko; Decorations: Jack Mozingo, Bob Johnson, Chris Trakas, James Pantell, Phyllis Price, Ellouise Andrews, Muriel Moldenhauer, and Lillian Draves; Tickets: Loretta Brisar, Maximena Garcia, Lydia Marasco, Agnes Rae, Bill Gilbert, George Slick, and James Middle- ton; Miss Cutshall, Mr. Warren, and Mrs. Stoner, faculty sponsors. SENIOR FAREWELL, June 7: Bob Lewis, gen¬ eral chairman; Orchestra: June Beisler, chair¬ man; Betty Francis, Betty Jackson, Dave Gustafson, Robert Fife, Jack O’Donnell, and Steve Polomchak; Decorations: Mary Haw- rys, chairman; Lois Wood, Irene Hansen, Phyllis Price, Victor Naspinski, Bill Gilbert, Roger Paul, and Jack Mozingo; Refresh¬ ments: Marilyn Re nn, chairman; Clara Stage, Norene Owen, Doris Wolfangle, Russell Robbins, Al Shipley, Bob Quinn, and Tom Egan; Programs: Rosalie Smith, chairman; Anne Kent, Elayne Umpleby, Peggy Pearse, John Nosko, Sam Boswell, Dick Bolinger, and Bob Johnson; Mrs. Pierce, Miss Sayers, and Mr. Garriott, faculty sponsors. Page Thirty-eight The Roses Have Withered But the Spirit Stays All the confusion, hard work, aching limbs, and persistent salesmanship on the part of the junior class made the annual Junior Rose Day a memorable success. Doris Carlson and Jack Mozingo held top ranking honors for selling the greatest number of roses. Mr. Carlberg and Mr. Connerly freely gave their time and energy to help the juniors make their Rose Day a success. Mr. Carlberg, his hat on the back of his head, perched on a step- ladder seemed like another student. Mr. Con¬ nerly, keeping his sylph-like waistline in trim, bending over icy tubs in the boys gym, is something we shall never forget. The Palace of Flowers was threatened with a damage suit as rough edges on the rose crates caused silken hose plus a little flesh to be almost completely removed from legs. The source of the greatest surprise of Rose Day was Jack Mozingo and Ellouise Andrews. They were sent out to Miller to deliver orders and came right back! Damp weather permeated everything but the lively spirits of the students delivering roses. The girls tried in vain to keep their curls in¬ tact for the dance that evening. At 9:30 in the evening figures were seen dashing from house to house with flashlights. Closer examinations revealed that students were still delivering roses. Ellouise Andrews FINANCE COMMITTEE Mr. Carlberg Carol Rose Goldman Alice Kieft CAR COMMITTEE Bob Johnson Margie Barnes Sam Boswell Jack Drake Bob Quinn Tom Egan Leonard Romans Lydia Marasco Russel Robbins Marilyn Rcnn Ernest Kaplar Lillian Strom William Holzman Loretta Brisar Jack Mozingo SUPPLY STANDS Ed Boland Harold Lubeznick Bill Gilbert Dave Gustafson Nick Bunda Steve Polomchak Glen Vantrease GYM SUPPLY ROOM Rienetta Piel Ralph Wells Bob Lewis William McNiece Pearl Schultz Steve Polomchak Albert Kish June Rose Krause James Mason James Vasil STANDS Donna Dunn Armand Marasco William Misch June Beisler Don Struble Rita Egan Georgiann Adams Teo Esposito June Rose Krause Ann Plummer Helen Karaffa A1 Fedorchak Rosemary Mackin Helen Russell Bob Bokich Pegvy Pearse Clementine Murray Jack O’Donnell Barbara Jackson Doris Carlson John Nosko Standing: Mrs. Reyhcr, A1 Kish, Jack Mozingo, Teo Esposito, Sam Boswell, Armand Marasco, Bob Bokich, Bill Gilbert, Jack Drake, Ralph Wells, Bob Lewis, Steve Polomchak, Bill Misch, John Nosko, Russell Robbins, Tom Egan, Bob Quinn, Eddie Boland, Bill McNiece, James Mason, Leonard Romans, Mr. Connerly, Bob Johnson. Kneeling: June Beisler, Antoinette Sol, Agnes Rae, Helen Russell, Pearl Schultz, Irene Kish, June Rose Krause, Rita Egan, Loretta Brisar, Marilyn Renn, Lydia Marasco, Ellouise Andrews, Doris Carlson, Donna Dunn. Mrs. Reyher favored Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone. R. W. Emerson Page Tbirty-nin JUNIORS RECISTER 101 Top Rou: Be a Abraham, Mary Hovance, Grace Eckstrom, Pauline I iammako, Aladcan Allison, Anna Mac Gondcll, Mr. Chance, Evelyn Anderson, Doris Bailey, Helen Dominick, Emily Burke, Shirley Bricklcy, Anna V ac Boyer. Kneeling: Helene Belevich, Mary Demetrakis, Maxine Haviland. Dorothy Gnllith, Violet llinkovich. Blanche Aton, Lorraine Johnson. Marie Depper-man, Patty Brink. Bernice Holland, Betty Gunderson, Adele Greenberg. Seated". Eileen Grogan, Sylvia Ip-polito, Stella Elio ulus, Dolores Dolato, Katcc Vec Harber. Vivian Funcannon, Eunice Flaharty, Yvonne Gauthier. RECISTER 211 lop Rou : R. S. Kelley, I rancis Boyer, Allen McCathren, Arthur Emcr-shy, Harold Krohn, Hugh Trimble. Sam Cherry, Albert Price. Jerome Rotten berg. Third Rou : Mitchell Malccki. Peter Namys, Phil Swan, Dan Mistrovich. Louis Heller, Robert ('ash, Edward Wcgrzyn, George Trbovich, Lincoln Isaac. Ray Schmidt. Emery Galassini. Second Rou: Mike Stcffus, Harry Holman, Robert Randall. Robert Watkins, Roy Coffman, John Wcstcrstrand. AI Matunas, Robert Nystrom. Mathew Winter, Mathew Kozar. first Rou: Anthony Snegowski, Charles Lemick, Bob Wcstcgard. William Murray, lames Bond. Robert Blake, Mi's Smith, Gerald Kaufman, Melvin Marcus, Monroe Schwimmcr. Avery Donley. RECISTER 103 MISS GWINN Third Rou : Irma Berg. Anna Copeland. Helen Polomchak. Margaret Benjamin, Miss Gwinn. Leona Dem-bowski. Pearl Schultz. Julia I azar. Second Rou: Lois Holler, Marion Patterson, Mary Hawrys, Rosalie Fran-kovich. Evelyn Van Atta. Shirley Alger. Elsie Wallace. Margaret Titak, Dolores Umrath. Irene Jurchenko, Eleanor Radvillc, Margaret Krcsno. first Rou: Calliope Raysses. Joan Shephard. I velyn Nowak. Mary Ann Nowicki, Stella Grabas, Louise Strain. Jane Elisc, Jeanne O'Brien, Catherine Thcoharis, Agnes Benjamin. T-gr FortyRECISTER 305 Toft Row: John Churchia, Tom Cameron. James Coveris, James Ingcr-soll. Henry Bando, Carl Co wen. Sieve Guest. Fourth Ron: Bill Graham, Gordon Churchia, Alex Bartosh, Bill Georges, Robert Carlson, Julius Jakclich. Third Ron : Don Bittner, Bob Irwin, Lloyd Johnson, Matt Blcicher, Joseph Brauncis. Robert Farabaugh. Second Ron: James Finn, John Gutowski, Sam I vanofT, Donald Gant, Charles Hodges, Bob Bolinger. Bob Dwyer. RoHorn Row: Gust Allen. Joe ls-an. Donald Beck. John Gasper, Phil Green. Donald Bond. Patrick Cassidy. Paul Berkau. Mr. Wise. RECISTER 309 Toft Rou: Yolanda Piscionc. Shirley Bricklcy, Irene Stropke, Ann Mulroc, Margaret Mountain, Evelyn Keift. Ruth Priddy, Jane Trimble, Mary Theo-Itaris, Marcalinc Lambert, Elizabeth Orosz. Helen I.eeper, Dorothy McCormick. June Ralph, Miss Sherman. Third Rou: Demitria Magrames. Cecilia Strachura, Helen Zelenak. Alfred a Werbackoski. Pauline Spitlcr, Rose Pessolano, June McCalla, Bette Roman. Shirley Kaplan. Alta Obresk, Viola l.ehocky, Marie Rolowic , Gloria Kemp. Second Rou: Catherine Klimis, Lillian Sacketos. Bruna Kroll, laverne Reeves. Sophie Rocoff, Rosemary Wilson. Dorothy Marker, Marie Vokoro-kos. Irene McLennan. Laura Russell. First Rou : Betty Shinncrs. Mildred Mulhern, Jean Pogo. Helen Stark. Mary Strong, Mary Rae. Doris Moses, Martha Wheat, Jennie Pilla, Fern Miller. RECISTER 102 loft Rou: John Melosovich. Keith Locke. Richard Lcwkc, John Kokos. Bill Pitchford. Sam Pillar. George McLennan, Miss Rowe. Edmund Za-jack. Louis Orosz, Walter Vickrov. Bronko Taraillo. Third Row: Frank Mark. Chester S ostek, Philip Shaw, Alan Weinberger. Walter Pasiut, William Reberg. Donald Krause. Joseph Scheck, Malcolm Mdler, Bob Walton. Second Rou : John Klimis, Harry Sowardt. Mitchell Lempart, Pete Lewan-dowski, Harold Wiatrolik. Henry Malcc. Charles Stephenson, Leonard Prcdaina, Tom McMahon, John Fomko. First Rou : Howard H .ily, Victor Naspinski, Henry Lethcrman, Norbert Siemiaszko, Edward Poplonski, Rex Zinn, Thomas Smatana, Robert Plunkett. Page Forty-oneCood Fortune to Our Successors RING COMMITTEE: Bill Georges, Bob Walton, Elsie Wallace, Joe Ivan, June Rice, Tom Cameron, Al Price, Sam Cherry, Doris Bailey, Evelyn Anderson, Evelyn Kieft, Gloria Kemp, and Bob Blake. ROSE DAY COMMITTEE, March 29: Evelyn Kieft, Viola Lehocky, Fern Miller, Doris Moses, Ann Mulroe, Gloria Kemp, Mary Rae, Irene Stropke, Mary Theoharis, Mary Strong, Yolanda Piscione, Marie Rolewicz, Bob Cash, Sam Cherry, Harold Krohn, Jerry Rotenberg, Al Price, Eugene Vittoz, William Mur¬ ray, John Klimis, Richard Lewke, Bill Pitchford, Bob Plunkett, Ty¬ rone Roscoe, Bob Walton, Alex Crossman, Alex Bartosh, Joe Ivan, Bill Georges, James Finn, Gust Allen, Evelyn Anderson, Elaine Austin, Katie Vee Harber, Violet Ilinkovich, Nilahgene Hudson, Doris Bailey, Janice Cunningham, Agnes Benja¬ min, Mary Hawrys, Jeanne O’Brien, Helen Polomchak, and Rosalie Frankovich. PROM COMMITTEES, May 4: General chairman, Matthew Kozar; Music: Avery Donley, Mary Theoharis, John Shultz, Violet Ilinkovich, Helen Polomchak, Elsie Wallace, and Bill Georges; Favors: Evelyn Kieft, Dan Mistrovich, Paul Berkau, Marie Rol¬ ewicz, Bob Cash, and Martha Wheat; Bids and Programs: Tyron Rosco, Bob Blake, Vivian Funcannon, Stella Eliopulus, and George McLennan; Decorations: Rosalie Frankovich, Sam Cherry, Ann Mulroe, Mary Rae, Viola Lehocky, Bob Plunkett, Mil¬ dred Mulhern, Bill Reberg, Dorothy McCormick, Al Price, and Bill Pitchford; Rules and Regulations: Doris Moses, Bob Walton, June Rice, Gordon Churchia, and Shirley Alger; Refreshment: Phil Swan, Katie Vee Harber, Pauline Spitler, Walter Vickroy, Joe Pauer, and Irene McLennan; Chaperone Com¬ mittee: Eileen Grogan, Bette Roman, Bill Murray, and Pat Cassidy; Miss Kotora, Miss ' Cromer, Miss Sherman, and Miss Reynolds, sponsors. Sam, Ty, and Hip watch the birdie; Grace and the great outdoors; Nilahgene really studying; Lois knew it all the time; Dorothy, Ruth, Fern, and Irene enjoy a good laugh; Bob Plunkett, of all things. Page Forty-two Miss Emersonian and Mr. Emersonian Preside These two toppers, both popular and worthy, were chosen as Miss and Mister Emersonian by the general Emerson public who won the right to vote by buying annuals. The attitudes which Mr. Rotschild so cunningly snapped are characteristic of these two students. The impish grin on Evelyn’s face was evidently evoked by some genial remark of " Jug’s.” In all probability, " Jug” was reminding Evelyn of their private joke concerning Evelyn’s home manicuring, about which he has teased her unmercifully. An ode to mayhem, of course, is Bob’s knowl¬ edge of such feminine tricks, having had such a wide range of experience. Really, instead of being dubbed " Mr. Emersonian” he should have been titled " King of Hearts,” for obvious reasons. The success of the picture rested on the manly shoulders of the unsnapped Gaga McLennon, as he abandoned his dignity long enough to salaam to the newly crowned rulers. Pane Forty-three 217 Row against wall: I mil Fadiga, Allen Alfrey, Sam Draia, Mist Ban. Peter Dom-browski. John (jrnernn, Dc-Von Cunningham. Frank Conroy, Fdward Iturm. Middle Row: John Bla e-vich, John Conroy. Victor Ferlic, Robert Bolinger, William Borm. William l-'er-hat. John Apathy. Tony Alx-ldua. Ralph Drakulich. Front Ron: Stanley Fran-kowski, Roscoe Carnahan, Russel Buhrle, Ted Fuller, (icoblc Campbell. Hdward Carnahan, Lyle Button. Richard Decker, Robert But back, Jerome Bilski. Sophomores Step Up and Take their Places 304 Standing-. MyrtleMohardt. Bernice Kolodzinski, Celia lr .yk, France Kuchar. Ruth Heaslcy, Mr. Flinn, Jennie Mack. Isabelle McGregor, Audrey Gardner, Marian Miller. Frances Hayes. Kneeling-. Margaret Mackenzie. Harriett Lyseck, Anne Jennings. Dorothy Komorowski, Catherine Lee. Tiffany Moss. Naomi kelly. Stefany kuchar. Seated: Theodora George, Margaret Grecvcr, Mary Gregor, Antoinette Gagliardo, Irene kuchta, Helen kuchta, Josephine Gcnduso, Matilda Ilelwig, F.velyn lane. Page Forty.four316 Top Row: Mary Robinson, Kav Louise Ruschak, June Romans, Peggy Nealon, Miss Lcachman, Betty Turak, Ruth Woodruff, Delphinc Smith, Sylvia Rissman. Middle Row: Georgia Pendleton, Gloria Powlcn, Babettc Shuster, Muriel Irene Pomonowski, Catherine Zinanni, Bottom Row: Irene Paske- wicz, Juanita Reproglc, Mary Sharp, Ethel Strain, Helen Nowak. The sophomores elected for their class officers Alex Lucich, president; Edward Kuzma, vice-president; Betty Woodward, secretary; Spiro Cappony, boys’ treasurer; and Lucille Schwandt, girls’ treasurer. Miss Ban was chairman of sponsors. The outstanding sophomore class activities were the opening class meeting; the production of The Hoosier Schoolmaster, January 26, in spite of King Zero’s recent descent upon Gary; and the Sophomore Hop, March 8, with a Gone with the Wind theme. 212 Top Row: Lloyd Hamang, Spiro Cappony, Charles Kos- tel, Mrs. Palmer, Royce Maxwell, Tom Martin, John Sablovic, Ted Patsis. fourth Row: Isadorc Mar- cotte, Pete Yaselsky, Zivko Zivanovich, Robert Kuestcr, Glenn Collum, Alfred Rut- kiewicz, Frank Sicmiaszko, Tom Mulloy, John Romis- cher, John Paligraph. Second Row: Warren Banker, John Wotherspoon, Godfrey Coons, Ray Decker, Julian Stryczek, Bob Emer¬ son, Tom Croll. Bottom Row: James Mc¬ Connell, Billy Gcorgieff. Page forty-five 109 Standing: I li abeth Adam , Catherine Hllman, Betty Lou Fogler, Mi Ade, Leah Aton, Barbara Carlberg, Betty Barthcl. Kneeling: Lorraine Alamtha, Eleanor Casbon, Gloria Flower . Dorothy Batali . Kathryn Collcran. Silling: Helen Day, Gloria Angotti, Marie Costello. SOPHOMORES 207 Hark Ron: Caryle Hamilton, Edward Kuzma. Fred Haslctt, Buford Morgan, Joe latarola. Sam Panagiotis, Troyan Gal, Clay Kent, Mr. Lcmmel, Dan Mercer, Bill Huettner. Michael Kane, Chauncy Hunker, John Karaga . Alex Lucich. Third Row: Harry La Roche, Don Hudson, Patrick Murray, Robert Monfort, Chester Mihalck, Kenneth Lockwood, Emmett Maxwell, Jack Maurer, Frank Man ki. Frank Lucich. Second Rou: Robert Jones, Leo Lac .ny, Arlcigh Long, William Gresh, George Lcngyel, Ed Lehocky, Richard Lee, John Gutowski, Bill Mathe. Front Row: Jerome Goldman, Tony Lavedas, Frank Hrapehak, Harry Gurband. George Klimis, John King, Walter Mulloy, Thomas King. Page Forty-six204 Top Row: Victor Wielgus, Cyllus Rower. Mitchell Now akowski, Nick Tsacrios, Joe Sanok, Alex Niloff, Richard Stozck, Hill Snelling. Third Rou : Min Tinsman, Phillip Smelko, John Sheperd. Nick Relic. Prank Schwartz. Walter Schafer, Bill Nelson, Leonard Stc anclli, George Niloff. Second Rou : Joe Wasick, Chester Ospalski, John Shabowski. Homer Wells, Leonard Olcnik, Alex Taylor, Walter Pisarski. Ted Nowakowski, Phillip Smith. Fin I Row: Milton Zukowski, Tom Shcchy, Lugcnc Wise, Lloyd Sherwood. SOPHOMORES 322 Top Rou : Ardeth Matthews. Norenc Owen. Hetty Lou Page, Virginia Berg. Janiv Shuster, Betty Lyon, Janette Olafson, Wanda Misevich. Mary Lazar, Mary Ann Bucko, Barbara Leonard, Mrs. Daley. Second Rou: Wanda Pasuit, Ruby Lee Hall. Lois Irwin, Leora Bradley, Sophie Hodorck. Dorothy Met axis, Dorothy Messina, Esther Ferguson, Helen Fenton, Marie Dubowski. Bottom Rou: Jean Ingcrsoll. Hetty Woodward, Ada Runyon. Rose 1 0 0, Lucille Schwandt. Margie Rankin, Irene Cuprinski, Adeline Scpiol. Pi»gr Forty-wi tnThey Came 300 Strong Officers: Edward Madden, president; Mary Pitch- ford, vice-president; Mark Johnston, secretary; Francis Kent, boys’ treasurer; Mitzi Hunker, girls’ treasurer; Miss Paul, chairman of sponsors. Color, Motto, and Flower Committee: Frank Stonehill, Marty Mulloy, Bob Gregor, Mildred Zivan- ovich, Henry Sobal, Mary McGuire, Geraldine Bos¬ well, Ruby Babbit, and Miss Benscoter. Constitution Committee: Arthur Gerometta, chair¬ man; Norma English, Marian Foley, Paul McCoy, Gladys Surowiecs, Joyce Jackson, Eugene Roades, Vincent Franzitta, Mr. Yeager, and Mrs. Greenwald. Frosh Frolic, February 14: Ronald Good, Dorothy Claude, Martha Hannon, Betty Coleman, Robert 312 Eddie Pikula, Miss Benscoter, Page Forty-eight Moore, Lorraine Hammersmith, Mildred Roades, Maureen Jasorka, Shirley Kuckuck, James Swan, James Walker, and Miss Tappan. Freshmen on the First Semester Honor Roll: Leo Noe, Oliver Cecil, Bill Plunkett, Lorraine Hammer¬ smith, Mark Johnston, John McCormack, Edward Madden, William Meneakis, Nina Bobrick, Stella Dcmbowski, Virginia Florios, Candida Garcia, Florence Gram, Ruth Keith, Doris Icenogle, Virginia Kelley, Marilyn Laird, Bertha Lodney, George Mc- Atee, Mary McGuire, Helen Pikula, Mary Pitchford, Carolyn Talbert, Mildred Zivanovich, Henry Gordon, Trewhitt Hope, Bob Stine, Martha Hannon, Lomadel Leech, Joan Landes, Marian Menzie, Dorothy Palasz, Norma Rosen, Charlene Randolph, Daisy Shabaz, Estelle Turner. P«A’ r Forty-nine 206 Top Row: l.ubcn Josivoff, Vinccl Mac, Francis Kent, Howard Modrak, Robert Moos, Lorraine Hammer smith, Kenneth Keever, Chester Jaworski, Charles Kidd, Donald Jackson. Miss Talbot. Clyde Hesford, Gerald Hines. M id,lie Ron: Robert Moore. Tom llaslett, Kenneth Krohn, Paul Mutlolctto. Paul McCoy, Florian Kwi-lasz. lint Maxwell, John I ewandowski. Jack Lewan-dowski. Jack Halmagy. Bottom Row: Mark Johnston. Joseph Kordys, Jack McMahon, Gabriel l.izak, lack Haughcc, Billy Kup-chik. Edward Malec, William E. Mcncakis, Edward Madden. Lying: Frank Irvine, Marty Mulloy. z 215 Top Row: Russell Bailey, Louis Anastopoulos, Dale Glasson, Howard David, Ted Galka, Steve Gajcwski. Third Row: Elmer Eck-strom. Miss Grieger, Bill Boyer, George Eagle. George Davis. Second Row: John Abraham, David Babagan, Bob Goodrich, Jack Bryan, Louis Cina. First Rou : Warren Ewell, Chester Cholowski, Sheldon Green, James Corbin. Fifty 314 Top Rou : Dorothy Oetlt, Shirley Oleska, Betty Hunt, Shirley Kuckuck, Mitzi Hunker, Betty McCubbin, Dorothy Moore. Frances Monroe. Third Rou: Martha Hannan. Doris Icenogle, Shirley Huettner, Sue Holman, Loretta Kane, Marilyn Laird. Miss Tappan. Genevieve Nasiatka, Bertha Lodney, Helen Howell, Helen Ma-grames. Second Rou -. Joan Kerlin. Wanda Kusmierczyk, Virginia Kelley. Valentina 1 i ak. Rena McMahon. Mary Margaret McGuire. Jo Ann Little, Joyce Jackson. First Row: I-eona Konie-czny, Maureen Jasorka, Martha O’Donnell. Ruth I leath. 326 Top Rou: Mary Finan, Laura Aydclottc, Virginia Florios, Jerry Boswell. Genevieve Gutowski, Helen Dziurd y, Edith Bruno. Stella Dembowski. Middle Rou: Miss Paul, Lois Button, Nina Bobrick, Phyllis Banker, Dorothy Gold. Jeanne Anderson, Candida Garcia, Georgia Faye. Bottom Row: Carmen Cruz, Antonia Chiaramonte, Mary Lou Bittner. Bettie Bcddingticld. Florence Gram.Center: Billy Jacoby models a World War gas mask and Marian Brewer wears a London model 1939; Shadow on Europe not quite so large in October 1939 as today; Lester Weiss and Julia Motto with other objects for museum project in Mr. Connor’s social science classes; Starting lower left: Vic Naspinski and his candid camera are pals; Sam Evanoff, five years a Junior Birdman, shows his model; Tom Cameron prizes his first day Hawaiian covers and those of the 1939 baseball centennial; Dale Glasson once settled a bet with a headline and he kept on collecting them; Mary Bucko has stamps from fifty countries; Frank Siemiaszko with his contest model, " Scatterbrain”; Chester Ospalski is another birdman; Gloria Powlcn above her miniatures; Alex Bartosh, displaying his copy of the famous S. E. P. Ley ' endecker cover, has worked in water colors since his cradle days. Page Fifty-one THLETIC The first wealth is health. Sickness is poor- spirited, and cannot serve anyone; it must husband its resources to live, but health answers its own ends, and has to spare; runs over, and inundates the neighborhoods and creeks of other men’s necessities. R. W. Emerson Jack Mo inco Bob Randai i Wll MAM GlORGES Wll.I.IAM Gui AS Tf.o Esposito Steve Polomciiak Tom Kuzma lion Johnson Matt Kozar Wai ter Vi kroy Bud Boyer Jack Drake Glen Vantrease V igc Fifty-fourPage Fifty-five 12 Jim Pantell 7 Harry Gurband 13 George Mjhal 2 Dick Bolinger 20 Hugh Trimble 24 Bronk Tarailo 9 Sam Boswell 21 Leonard Romans 19 Russ Bailey 23 Chris Trakas 16 George McLennan 3 Bob Cash 6 William Franzen ardt Gained Opponent Date Rushing Tolleston Sept. 7 193 Yards Lost OP Rushing OP OP Forward Completed OP 89 21 9 71 89 2 8 Evansville Sept. 15 199 34 17 47 18 105 2 6 Hammond Sept. 22 227 New Trier Sept. 30 226 146 25 43 40 22 23 29 25 17 2 47 1 WINNERS OF WESTERN DIVISION OF N.I.H.S.C. RUNNERS-UP FOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIP CITY CHAMPS Top Row: Eddie Malinowski, Frank Byers, Eddie Carnahan, Tony Abedula, Carlyle Hamilton, Steve Polomchak, Bill Gulas, Glen Vantrease, Jack Mozingo, Sam Boswell, Teo Esposito, Avery Donley, Matthew Kozar, Bill Georges, John Hovanec, Luben Josivoff, Robert Cash, Kenneth Krohn, Chris Scopel, Eddie Wackowski. Fourth Row: James Swan, Alex Danskin, Bill Usher, Charles Hodges, Charles Hohn, Jimmy Maxwell, Vernon Easterlin, Dan Mercer, John Kokos, Eddie Guntrum, Ted Rocoff, John Paligraph, Ed Kuzma, John Sablovic, Bob Carlson, Robert Moos. Third Row: Allen McCathren, John Blazevich, Dick Bolinger, Bronko Tarailo, Stanley Ularich, Hugh Trimble, Richard Lewke, Harry Gurband, Albert Price, Bob Johnson, Chris Trakas, Leonard Romans, George McLennan, Tom Kuzma, Charles Kostel, William Franzen, James Pantell, Kenneth Geisert, Royce Maxwell, Russell Bailey, Patrick Cassidy, Coach Rolfe. Second Row: Kenneth Lockwood, Ralph Drakulich, George Mihal, Robert Plunkett, Matthew Winters, Garrett Major, Don Bittner, Arnold Foley, Matthew Bleicher, Walter Mulloy, Jack Drake, William Ferhat, Bob Walton, Walter Vickroy, Frank Jennings, Bill Boyer, Fred Schieb, Roscoe Carnahan, George Settle. First Row: Al Hebib, Bob Randall, Russell Buehrle, George Kulyanos, Richard Lee, Tim Sullivan, Richard Burget, Glen Shultz, Dick Swanson, Robert Joseph, John King, John Apathy, Alex Niloflf, Tom Targgart, Mark Johnston, Harvey Tidwell, James Orr, Arthur Gerometta, Eugene Roades, John Williams. Lying Down: Frank Irvine, Bill Pitchford, Al Shipley, Don Burgess, Roy Neil. Page Fifty-six On to South Bend; Coach demonstrates; Matt, Tom, Sam, and Steve rush; Jack makes a catch; Dick boots one; Chris catches another. Yards Opponent Date Yards Rushing OP Lost Rushing OP forward OP Passess Completed OP Whiting Oct. 6 172 69 13 23 16 70 1 6 Froebel Oct. 13 . 243 22 6 24 52 2 2 1 Lew Wallace . . Oct. 27 110 18 11 57 0 2 3 0 Horace Mann Ncv. 3 138 35 7 26 80 56 5 1 Hammond Tech Nov. 9 294 17 11 28 17 69 1 5 South Bend Nov. 17 88 146 4 8 38 45 4 3 1890 619 155 249 340 570 23 34 The backficld in motion; Drake gets a scat; Coscy and his pals look on at New Trier; The cheer leaders on the bus top; Dick tries to give Matt the roundaround; Romans with something on his mind . Page Fifty-s A THREESOME WINNERS OF WESTERN DIVISION OF N.I.H.S.C. RUNNERS-UP FOR MYTHICAL STATE TITLE CITY CHAMPS Cridmen Will Long Remember Question— What was the most memorable in¬ cident in your football career? Answer— Bolinger: Recovering the fumble in the Washington of South Bend game. Boswell: Making the first touchdown against Reitz Memorial of Evans¬ ville. Drake: Making two touchdowns and receiving the ball for the Tolleston game which was on my birthday. Esposito: Knocking a player out, in the last play of the game, at Washington of South Bend. Franzen: On Nov. 3, after the Horace Mann game when I received the ball from Coach Rolfe. Gulas: The touchdown I made against Hammond-Tech. Kuzma: Making all state. Mozingo: My hundred and two yard run in the Hammond-Tech game. Polomchak: When Whiting was on our seven yard line. Romans: Watching Hillenbrand on pass defence. Trakas: When I was away for a touch¬ down in the Tolleston game and tripped on the pitcher’s mound. Vantrease: The block I made in the Evansville game which helped make the winning touchdown. Johnson: Being named captain of the team. Pane l ijty-ci ht • B TEAM s Hodges, Don 1 rd Lewke, Bob C Car- Here are Tomorrow’s Heroes Emerson Emerson Emerson Emerson Emerson Emerson Emerson Emerson Emerson Emerson 6 Tolleston 26 —.. Hammond 24 .....—. Badgers 24 Chesterton 13 . Whiting 14 ... Catholic Central 26 .... Froebel 7 . Wallace 0 .Horace Mann 14 .Horace Mann 6 0 0 13 6 13 6 0 0 Sam Cherry Leonard Romans Leo Maisel Jack O ' Donnell Coach Brasaemle Bob Johnson Tom Kuzma Cuard Forward Center Cuard Coach Guard Forward Junior Senior Senior Senior 1940 Senior Senior Wayne Day Manager Senior Bob Bokich Manager Senior Hip Fernandez Forward 5 ' 11 " 150 Senior 21 John Sullivan Forward 5 ' 9 " 140 Senior 22 Tyron Rosco Forward 6 ' 1 " 155 Junior 30 Albert Price Forward 6 ' 3 " 175 Junior 25 George McLennan Center 6 ' 1 " 172 Junior 26 They Started to Indianapolis When the 19}9-1940 Emerson basketball season opened, Emerson was rated as one of the poorest teams in the N. I. H. S. C. The Norse were minus one of their star players, Don Struble, who had been labeled one of the main cogs in the Emerson lineup. The varsity players included Al Price, high scoring forward; Jack O’Donnell and Johnny Sullivan, both fast and tricky guards who were mentioned fre¬ quently in the Emerson lineup; Tyron Rosco, high scoring forward; Bob Johnson, a shark on defense; George McLennan, center, who had a good shooting eye; Torn Kuzma, forward, who could be depended on at any time. The reserve material included Leonard Romans and Hip Fernandez, both tricky for¬ wards. Leo Maisel and Sam Cherry rounded out the rest of the varsity, and these boys measured up to those previously mentioned. The managers included Wayne Day, Bob Bokich, John Shultz, and Billy Georgieff. Emerson won its first opener against the Oilers of Whiting by a score of 36 to 28. Al .Price and Jack O’Donnell shared the scoring honors with 15 and 8 points respectively. Tyron Rosco was third with 6 points. The Norse quintet lost to Washington of E. C. by a score of 20 to 38. It was a hard fought battle with the Norse always fighting but not enough to keep up with the Senators of Washington. FIRST TEAM S tan ding: Bob Bokich, Hip Fernandez, Sam Cherry, Tom Kuzma, Tyron Rosco, Albert Price. Silting-. Wayne Day, Leo Maisel, Bob Johnson, Leonard Romans, George McLennan, John Sullivan, Jack O ' Donnell. Page Sixty-two HANDBALL S landing: Carmen Gagliardi, John Klimis, George Klimis, John Churchia, James Finn, Robert Durfos. Squatting: Victor Naspinski, Wassil Kissel, Chris Trakas, Leonard Romans, Anthony Snegowoski, George Slick. ESKjf v i ■ zi j! They Almost Arrived Emerson lost the next two games in a row, to the Blue Devils of Froebel by a score of 20 to 18, with a Froebel man making goals in the closing minutes of the game. They next lost to Lew Wallace by a score of 24 to 21, another close and hard fought game with the Norse coming out on the short end. The Norse trailed the Hornets by only three points at the final gun. The Norse, still in the slump when they met Valpo on the Vikings’ home court, lost by a score of 32 to 20. The Norse brought up the rear throughout the game, never being able to catch the Vikings. This was the fourth loss suffered by Emerson in a row. The Holiday Tournament at last, and the Norse were picked as favorites. Thirsting for victory, Pop’s boys met Lew Wallace in the first game of the tournament and pulled out of the slump to defeat the Hornets by 33 to 26. This was the Norse’s second win in six starts. In the champio nship game, Emerson was to play Froebel who were ranked the second-best team in the state. These Blue Devils handed Emerson a defeat 43-40. Al Price, star Emerson forward, led the Norse attack with seven fielders and three free throws. The Emerson team started the New Year out right by taking the next two games in a row. They defeated both Hammond Clark, and Hammond Tech, by scores of 35 to 30, and 45 to 36 respectively. Tyron Rosco led the Emerson attack against Tech with seven field goals and three free throws. Johnny Sullivan came second with five field voals and one free throw. During this time Johnny Sullivan, star SECOND TEAM Standing: Ted Frankowski, Gordon Churchia, George Mihal, Henry Sobal, Gust Allen. Sitting: John Shultz, Nick Relic, Ed Wegrzyn, Dan Mis- trovich, Billy Georges, Billy Gcorgieff. Page Sixty-thr Norse guard, led the Gary field goal percentage column by shooting a neat .337. Roosevelt of E. C. was next to taste defeat at the hands of Emerson with A1 Price again leading the Norse pack to victory by a score of 37 to 25. Emerson then defeated Wabash, a downstate team by a score of 42 to 21. Vic Dauer, former Emerson basketball star, coaches the Wabash team, and it was student against teacher, with teacher winning. Emerson next dusted off one of their most deadly foes, Horace Mann with a score of 20 to 19. It was a thrilling game all the way through. In the last two minutes of the game, Tyron Rosco, star Norse forward dropped in a field goal to put the Norse in front by one point, and they stayed there for the remaining minute. Emerson next settled Tolleston and Hammond. In the Hammond game, Johnny Sullivan, star Norse guard, stole the ball in the closing minute of the game, making a field goal a few second before the gun went off, to give Emerson a victory by a score of 26 to 25. Sullivan led both games with a total of eight field goals and two free throws. The Norse then tasted two defeats, from Central of S. B. and from Lew Wallace, after a seven game winning streak. In both games, however, the Norse were without the services of Al Price, high scoring forward. Emerson next downed Froebel by a score of 41 to 24. This was a thrilling game all the way through, with the Norse seeking revenge for the defeat Emerson previously took. Page Sixty-four The Norse got revenge for the second time in a row by next aereating the Vikings of Valporaiso by a score of 53 to 30. The Norse remained out front from the start to finish, with the Vikings never able to catch the Emerson quintet. The Norse next traveled to Berne to win by a score of 43 to 40, in a close game with the Norse ahead by only three points. Al Price and George McLennan led the scor¬ ing with fourteen points apiece. Emerson next handed Roosevelt of E. C. a 64 to 37 licking. This was the highest score attained by the Norse team this year. George McLennan and Jack O’Donnell starred. On the following night Emerson defeated their most deadly foe, Horace Mann, for the second time this year by a score of 24 to 16. The Norsemen lost the season’s final to the Oilers of Whiting by a score of 46 to 33. It was a fine game from start to finish. Again at the sectionals Emerson was named to take the tournament. In the first game Emerson was picked to play Hebron in the first game, and won by the large score of 45 to 18. That night Emerson played Horace Mann, and it was a very thrilling but low-scoring game with the Norse coming out on the short end of the score, Emerson 16, Horace Mann, 20. Out of the twenty-one games played the Norse won fourteen and lost seven, with a total of 500 per cent. The last and final game of the season was against the alumni and next year’s varsity. The alumni won the game by a score of 39 to 38. Jack O’Donnell dropped a field goal in the last minute to win the game. John Sullivan, Tom Kuzma, and Jack O’Don¬ nell led the Alumni with 8 points each. Phil Swan, led the varsity with six fielders and cne free throw. Page Sixty-fit they came back to take over the City Championship. The Cross-Country team was coached by Coach Ed Moore. The managers were George Trbovich and A1 Fedorchak. The outstanding boys on the team were: Ivan, Gallassini, Gajda, Holman, and Gile. CROSS COUNTRY The 1939 Cross-Country team started low but finished the sea¬ son with four wins and three losses. The Gold and Gray were first beaten by Roosevelt of East Chicago by the overwhelming score of 41-18. The next loss was to Hammond 38-21. Then Emerson whipped the Hornets of Wallace 17-40. The Emerson harriers bowed to Hammond Clark 29-27. Emerson retaliated by defeating Washington, Hor¬ ace Mann, and Wallace respec¬ tively. In the Conference Emer¬ son placed seventh which was very disheartening. However TENNIS Under the sponsorship of Coach Brasaemle, the Gold and Grey netters had one win, two losses, and one tie. As most of the players are juniors, Emerson should have a fine team in 1940. The members of the team are: Beck, captain; Gutowski, Dur- fos, Farabaugh, Moore, and Bond, a substitute. The best player was John Gutowski who won five games and lost three. The Tornado played Whiting, Hammond, Wallace, and Wash¬ ington of East Chicago. Invitational Meet held at Notre Dame was another letdown for the Gold and Gray for they finished tenth with only seven points. Bolinger in his event made the only first for Emerson. The Triangular Meet at Lew Wallace added no laurels. Cut¬ ting the squad to about fifteen boys, Coach Moore saw his team win the Quadrangular Meet. For the remainder of the sea¬ son Coach Moore’s squad should come through with many first places. Bolinger’s shot-putting combined with the running of Cherry, Gallasini, Kuzma, Price, Byers, Burns, Romans, Fran- kowski, McLennan, and Geisert out to make Emerson track history. TRACK TEAM In the Gary Indoor Meet held at the University of Chicago Fieldhouse, Emerson had two firsts, Kuzma and Bolinger, but finished third, behind Froebel and Horace Mann, in a group of five. Bolinger broke the meet record in the shot put with a put of 48 ' 9% " . The Gary c. A A lop Row.Mary Robinaon, Margaret Campbell. Frances Kuchar. Mary Demit rak is. Beverly Pchr, Irene Jurchenko. Bca Abraham, .lary Strong. Martha Wheat, Dons Moses. Mary Rac. Mildred MulHcrn. Nell Hayes. Doris Finch, Muriel Youngkin, Stefany Kuchar. Jennie I ilia. Shirley Alger, Blanche Aton. Elsie Wallace. Pauline Kakuris. Marilyn l aird. Sixth Rou: Mary Sharp. Helen Zclenak. Sophie Rocotf, Stella Dembowski, Rita Baldauf. Ruby Babbitt, Betty Woodward. I.ucile Schwandt. Adelc Greenberg. Virginia Berg. Dorothy Komorowski. Stella Fliopulus, Carmilia Stramaglia, I.ouise Hall. Helen l.ccper, Margaret Ferguson, Jane I rimblc. Helen Dominick, Ruth Priddy, Cecelia Stachura. Evelyn Anderson, Margaret Mountain, Doris Bailey. Clementine Kuchar. Htth Ron: Helen Kuchta, Mary Hinsberger. Helen Fenton, Mary Finan. Mary Margaret McGuire, Evelyn Warda. Mildred .vanov.ch, Rose Pessolano. Bette Roman. Shirley Kaplan. Irene Kuchta. Lillian Sackctos. Blanche Predaina. Mitzi Hunker. Rena McMahon, Helen Nowak. Helen Dziurdzyl, Violet Petrovich, Evelyn Kcift, Shirley Bricklcy. Martha Hannon. Fourth Row: Mary Lazar, Bette I.yon. Janette Olafson, Janis Shuster. Marie Costello, Helen Dav. Tiffany Moss, Irene McLennan, Catherine Lee. luanita Reproglc. Gcrthel Pierce, Dclphine Smith, Marion Plummer. Mary Thcoharis, Helen Gregor, Sally Lyman, Dorothy Batalis. Josephine Gcnduso, Grace Eckstrom, Eleanor Casbon, Marvel Youngkin, Helen Brugos, Vivian Funcannon, Gloria Angotti. I.omadel Leach, Joann 1 andis. Loretta Sawa. 7 bird Rou : Ann Kent, June Rose Krause. I.cora Bradley. Eunice Flaherty, Josephine Sullivan. Irma Berg, Jeanette Lautenback, Ann Lctherman, F.laine Austin, Mary Gregor. Babette Shuster, Viola I.chocky, Ann Mulroe, Rosalie Frankovich. June Rice. Yvonne Gauthier, Emily Burke. Lillian Dominick, Miss Vogt. Second Row: Laura Baldauf. Doris Carlson, Mary Symes. Rosemary Mackin, Rita I gan, Ruth Fogle. Iilaync Umplcbv, Ruth Ann Blankenship, Evelyn Blair, Mary Hawrys, Jeanne Woodruff, Geraldine O'llalloran, Joan Shephard, Margaret Lee, Kathleen Settle, Betty Shinners. Hot tom Rou: I enna Charges, Pearl Schultz, l’hylli Price. Ellouise Andrews, Jayne Guth, Loretta Faherty, Irene Hansen. Gertrude Kndleken. Camelia Smith, Helen Polomchak, Helen Stark. Pjge Sixty-eightC. A. A. Council Top Row: Camelia Smith, Gertrude Kncllckcn, Evelyn Blair, Miss Vogt, Mary Hawrys. Middle Row: Irene Hansen, Ruth Ann Blankenship, Loretta Faherty, Louise Hall. Bottom Row: Phyllis Price, Pearl Schultz, Mary Hinsberger, Laura Baldauf. On October 10 was held the first meeting of the G. A. A. Our officers, Pearl Schultz, president; Gertrude Knelleken, vice president; Camelia Smith, secretary; and Donna Dunn, treasurer, were intro¬ duced and Pearl presided. The old shin agony started with hockey, first sport of the year. Great enthusiasm was shown by all four classes in this sport. Intraclass tourneys took our attention after Mary Hawrys, head of hockey, selected the varsity teams. The juniors won the de¬ ciding game with the seniors by a score of 1-0. The hockey season ended with a hockey spread on Decem¬ ber 5 in the cafeteria. November 4 was set aside for Play Day, while the freshmen and sophomores went to Horace Mann, the juniors and seniors traveled to Froebel to par¬ ticipate in speed ball, volley ball, deck tennis, shuffle board, ring toss, swimming, and handball. The G. A. A. accepted new pledges at the Decem¬ ber 4 meeting after the usually adventurous rushing activities. Basketball season was the next biggest concern with frosh, sophs, juniors and seniors competing at top-notch pace. Phyllis Price, head of basketball, chose the varsities which proved to be excellent teams for there was a tie among the sophs, juniors, and seniors. The final game proved the sophs better bas- keteers, after having challenged and beaten the juniors and the seniors. Of course, we all enjoy having Santa pay us a visit. He stopped in the girls’ gym December 19, the occasion being the annual Christmas party. The gym had a Christmas atmosphere, thus creating a holiday mood. Santa presented each girl with a gift and a bit of candy. After Santa exposed herself, all participated in dancing about an immense Christmas The Girls’ Athletic Association has no end of events. On January 12 they had their annual couple dance. Aloysius was the center of attraction, for he, our snowman, and other snow decorations supplied a winter scene. A skating party followed our dance on February 10, which was held at the Armory. We all enjoyed a round of fun even though some went home with bumps and bruises. Volley ball came into its own with Irene Hansen, head of volley ball, in charge. Much time was devoted to making the G. A. A. Banquet a real success. It was held in the Y. M. C. A. on May 29, the last of our thrilling, exciting, and unforgettable times through our dear old G. A. A. SENIORS Top Row: Loretta Faherty, June Wills, Camclia Smith, Evelyn Blair, Pauline Kakuris. Middle Row: Miss Vogt, Phyllis Price, Mary Hawrys, Norma Allen. Front Row: Gertrude Knellekcn. JUNIORS Top Row: Helen Polomchak, Mary Strong, Betty Shinners, Miss Vogt, Mildred Mulhcrn, Marie Rolc- wicz, Pauline Hammako. Front Row: Grace Eckstrom, Julia Lazar, Ann Mulroe. Little but mighty, the sophomores put up a hard fight in showing they could strap the seniors. Irene Kuchta, however, considered playing Froebel a much harder accomplish¬ ment. Starting on their basket¬ ball careers the freshmen, beginners but not quit¬ ters, resolve to establish themselves as top-notch basketeers. Page Sere ,ty BASKETBALL Sophs Were Champs The senior’s memories are dim¬ med by the sophs final victory, but Camelia thought the pot-luck sup¬ per was something to boast about. Gert’s dual ability in playing guard and forward led them to victory in their interschool competition. Even the aces on the junior team couldn’t squelch the sophs tech¬ nique in making buckets. But ac¬ cording to Mary Strong beating the seniors made up for it. SOPHOMORES Top Row: Ruth Wood¬ ruff, Delphine Smith, Lucilc Schwandt. Fourth Row: Dorothy Komorowski. Third Row: Helen Nowak, Miss Vogt, Irene Kuchta. Second Row: Carmelia Stramaglia, Mary Sharp, Helen Kuchta. Front Row: Dorothy Batalis. FRESHMEN Top Row: Angeline Gal- anis, Mildred Zivanovich. Third Row: Helen Gregor, Miss Vogt, Virginia Florios. Second Row: Joann Lan¬ dis, Charlene Seitzinger, Joan Kcrlin, Edith Bruno. Front Row: Mary Sivak, Mary Pitchford. SWIMMING Diving: Lorraine O'Brien. Top Row: Margaret Kozak. Marcella Lavikut, Sara Franzitta behind Marcella; Dorothy Bata-lit, Mary Finan. Second Row: Lucilc Schwandt, Irene Kuchta, Janit Shutter. Mary Gregor. Louitc Meert, I-lien Jean Keirn, Catherine Sefton. Fini Row: Betty Woodward. Carmclia Stramaglia. Phyllis Ncu-bauni. hi Pool: Joan Kerlin, Virginia Berg. We H ave an Aquacade Mary Hintberger it our outstanding mermaid. Breaking the Telegraphic Meet records it a habit with Mary. The crawl was made in 9.8 seconds and the back stroke in 12.5 seconds, thus keeping Emerson at the top of the list in swimming fame. Emerson placed second in the Telegraphic Meet. The seniors proved to be aquatic stars also for they possess the title of "Champs” in our own swimming meet. The member of the swimming team were: Mary Margaret McGuire, Mary Finan. Joan Kerlin. Katherine Sefton, Sarah Fran itta. Marcella Lavikut. Margaret Ko ak, Louise Meirs. Phyllis Ncubaum. Ellen Jean Keirn. Pauline Hammako, Mary Strong, Marie Rolcwic . Anne Mulroe, Mary Thcoharis. Lucille Schwandt. Betty Woodward. Carmclia Stramaglia, Virginia Berg, Janit Schuster, Lorraine O’Brien. Dorothy Komorowski, Mary Gregor. Helen Gregor, Dorothy Batalis, Irene Kuchta. Phyllis Price. Marian Anthoulit, Margaret Lee, Gertrude Knellckcn, Irene Hanson. Mary Hintberger, Camclia Smith, Lucille Fletcher, and Catherine Thcoharis. The following members did not have pictures taken: Mary Finan. Mary Strong. Anne Mulroe. Mary Thcoharis. Janis Schuster. Phyllis Price, Camelia Smith, and Lucille Fletcher. « : Marie Rolcwic . Mary Hintberger, Marion Anthoulit, Pauline Hammako. Wheel: Irene Hansen, Mary Thcoharis, Margaret Lee, Catherine Thcoharis, Mary Strong, Ann Mulroe. Pint Ron: Mary Hintberger, Margaret I.ee, Catherine Thcoharis, Irene Hansen, Marion Anthoulit. Second Row: Pauline Hammako. Ann Mulroe, Marie Rolcwic , Mary Strong, Mary Thcoharis, Gertrude Knellckcn. P«igr Setenly -oneSENIORS JUNIORS lop Row: Miss Vogt, Anne Kent. June Will . F.layne Umplcby. Mary J. Hawrys. Loretta Faherty. Dori Carlton. I rout Row: Phyllis Price, Gertrude Kncllcken, Louise Hall, Camclia Smith, Pearl Schultz, Ann Letherman. Pauline Hammako. Cecelia Strachura. Mildred Mulhern, Ketty Shinncrs, Helen Dominick. Helen Stark, Nell Warda, Sophie Rocoff. Julia Lazar. Helen Polomchak. Grace Eckstrom! Mary Thcoharit, Marie Rolewicz, Mary Strong. THIS IS NOT A FOURSOME OTHERS ARE OUT OF THE CAMERA RANCE A BIT OF A HUDDLE HITTINC THE PUCK Page Sevtnly-lvoSOPHOMORES FRESHMEN Toft Rou: Helen Nowak, Carmel a Stramaglia, Mary Sharp, Mary Robinson, Mary l.a ar, I.ucillc Schwandt. Margie Rankin. Rot tom Row: Josephine Genduso. Ruth WoodruK, Helen Kuchta, Dorothy Komorowski, Dor thy Batalis, Delphinc Smith, Irene Kuchta. Toft Rou: Miss Vogt, Stella Dembowski, Helen Landis, Joann Landis, Helen Dziurd .y, Mary Pitchford, Rena McMahon, Martha Hannan, Mary Sivak. Ro foni Rou: Marilyn Quinn, Rita Baldauf. Norma Smith, Phyllis Banker, Joan Kcrlin, Mildred Zivanovich. BECAUSE OF SOCIAL DANCINC WE DANCE THE VIRCINIA REEL WE WISH EVERY DAY WERE TUESDAY THE WAVES OF TORIES AND THE FRENCH MINUET Ptfgr Seventy-threeHe who digs a well constructs a stone foun¬ tain, plants a grove of trees by the wayside, plants an orchard,builds a durable house,reclaims a swamp or so much as put a stone seat by the wayside makes the land so far lovely and desir¬ able, makes a fortune ivhich he cannot carry away with him, but which is useful to his country long afterwards ... A man is a man only as he makes life and nature happier to us. R. W. Emerson “The Hoosier Schoolmaster” Jack Means .... Stanley Vlarich Sarah Jane.Virginia Berg Bud . Edward Lehocky Miranda .... . . Lorraine O’Brien Ralph Hartsook .. John Gutowski Hannah Thomson Mary Gregor, June Romans Betsy Short Matilda Helwig, Marian Miller Squire Hawkins John Cameron Martha Hawkins - Betty Turak Jeems Buchanan Carl Buse Jeems Phillyss . Jerome Bilski Larkin Linham - Pat Murray Odio Singer. Bill Snelling Van Schoeder .... Roscoe Carnahan, Eugene Weiss Mrs. Van Schoeder Ann Dudash Pete Jones George Niloff Dr. Small ---- Arleigh Long Granny Sanders Adeline Sepiol Rev. Bosaw .. John Karagas Squire Underwood . Lloyd Hamang Attorney Bronson ..Kenneth Lockwood Gen. Andrew Jackson . George Lengyle Mrs. Thompson .. . Isabelle McGregor, Gerthel Pierce Constable ....... Bill Mathc Mr. Pearson . Director . .. Tony Lavedas, Phil Smelko . Miss Cutshall Tickets .. Miss Mary Ban Publicity . Gloria Angotti Programs Mr. Chance Stage Crew Jack Moffat, Bob Emerson Lights Frank Lucich Costume Chairman .... Shirley Goldberg Usher Chairman . Diane Orlich “Captain Applejack 11 Lush Phil Green Poppy Faire Lorraine Johnson Aunt Agatha Doris Bailey Ambros Applejohn Jerry Rotenberg Anna Valeska Act I and III — Irene Stropke Act II — Violet Ilinkovich Mrs. Pengard .-. Viola Lehockv Horace Pengard Act I and III — Rex Zinn Act II — Jerome Rottenberg Ivan Barolsky - John Klimis Palmer .. Evelyn Kieft Dennet Alex Bartosh Johnny Jason Donald Bond Pirates Alex Crossman, James Bond, Bob Walton, Bob Plunkett, Lloyd Johnson, Phil Shaw. Coast Guard Patrol John Klimis, Robert Lewis, Alex Crossman, Richard Lewke. Dorector .... Miss Paul Stage Crew .... Leonard Predaina, Alex Bartosh, Phil Shaw, James Coveris, Donald Beck, Godfrey Coons, Tom Mc¬ Mahon, and Gust Allen. Property Committee - Evelyn Kieft, Katie Vee Harber, Martha Wheat. Wardrobe Mistress Margaret Benjamin Art Director Miss Sherman Scenery Steve Polomchak, Tom Croll Publicity Novelties Mr. Harrison Program Design Leonard Lowe Programs typed by Dorothy Griffith, Mildred Mulhern, Helen Stark. Publicity Chairman Ann Mulroc CAPPELLA FAVORITE SONCS " Choral Blessing” " Beautiful Savior” " Vanka’n Tanka” " Listen to the Lambs” EVENTS OF THE YEAR Christmas Carols at Rotary Club Broadcast of Christmas Carols over WIND Y. W. C. A. Christmas Pageant Emerson Christmas Pageant Christmas Carols at Gordons and in school halls Spring Concert Picnic Baccalaureate Services Commencement Page Seventy-eight Let me go wher’er I will, I hear a sky-born music still: It sounds from all things old, It sounds from all things young, From all that’s fair, from all that’s foul, Peals out a cheerful song. It is not only in the rose, It is not only in the bird, Not only where the rainbow glows, Nor in the song of woman heard, But in the darkest, meanest things There alu ’ays, always, something sings. —Ralph Waldo Emerson FAVORITE SONCS " Prayer to the Virgin” ”Evening Prayer” EVENTS OF THE YEAR Mothers’ Christmas Tea Christmas Pageant Opera Spring Concert Picnic Commencement GLEE CLUB Page Seventy-time “The Birthday of a King” Top Row: Gloria Hansen, Frank Rigby, Donald McLaren, John Raysscs. Third Row: Edward Oljacc, Shirley Owen, Robert Mann, Stanley Rigby, Dorothy Davis, Shirley Groves, Jack Nix, Roy Kennedy. Sara Garner, Peter Ilinkovitch. Second Row: Bob Alger, F.lainc Glenn, Mar¬ garet Keirn, Leda Anderson, Cecil Cutler, Donald Kirksey, Louise Magnisalcr, Beverly Lane. First Row: Irene Shotts, John Plunket, Rose¬ mary Felts, Joe Anderson, Patty Faust, Nick Royton, Helen Donahoc, Robert Dawson. This year again brought us our be¬ loved, soul-satisfying Christmas pageant. The Junior Choir, under the direction of Miss Cromer, has been a vital part of the pageant. Students, parents, friends, and ' faculty crowded the auditorium to see " The Birthday of A King.” “Iolanthe” Both the principals and the chorus of the opera cast gave excellent perform¬ ances when they presented " Iolanthe” on February 26. It was the eleventh Gilbert and Sullivan opera to be given here. The plot tells of the banishment of Iolanthe, a fairy who married a mortal, the Lord Chancellor, and the fairy’s son, Strephon. Strephon is kept from Phyllis, the beautiful ward of the Chancery, to whom he is engaged, by the Lords because of the difference in their stations. In addi¬ tion, Phyllis is the " apple of the eye” of all the Lords, including Iolanthe’s hus¬ band, who believes his wife is dead. The Lords, who have seen Iolanthe and her son in some intimate scenes, misun¬ derstand and do not hesitate to tell Page Eighty “lolanfrhe” Phyllis of their discover against Strephon. She so mantically involved with of Lords. Strephon seeks aid of t after some bandying, ! out. In fact, they all r eluding the fairy queen who weds the handsome Private Willis. The plot, costumes, scenery, charming style of presentation, comedy relief, and delightful song .— all these combined to make a great performance. Miss Grace Sayers, the music director, was assisted by Miss Melba Cromer, the accompanist. Miss Margaret Paul was the dramatic director. ’OP 0 ME THUMB On March 14 the freshmen presented two one-act plays, " Op O Me Thumb,” and " The Florist Shop,” performing day and evening. Under the direction of Mrs. Gertrude Palmer these students worked as stage crew, make up artists, property and costume mana¬ gers, ushers, committee members, and actors. They presented these plays for the enoyment of their friends and parents, a new practice for first year students. THE RISING OF THE MOON Emerson’s entry in the high school play meet was Lady Gregory’s " Rising of the Moon.” Miss Ann Cutshall was director. Audiences were most enthusiastic about the production which was entered in the state contest and which won honorable mention. The work of the cast and that of the stage crew in securing effective lighting and setting resulted in the creation of the atmosphere which the play demanded. Jimmy Walsh, the ballad singer was por¬ trayed by Alex Crossman; the sympathetic sergeant, Jerry Rotenberg; the ] Richard Lewke and John Woo Jerry F Alex C Amidst the setting of a desert inn, firing revolvers, a love affair, and con¬ fusing plots, the annual senior play was presented April 26 . With dual casts, the players enacted a farce about the hectic week-end of an odd assortment of characters. Don Thomas, nephew of the hotel manager and a prospective playwright, who de¬ cided to stage a sham murder mystery to impress a movie producer, guest at the inn, starts the excitement. He persuaded two girls from Holly¬ wood to act as countess and society girl quarreling over some jewels. The botanist, Professor Cosmo Cheever, is mistaken for the movie producer, who, meanwhile, has arrived incognito and is aware of the scheme. Things run smoothly until the real sheriff arrives and is tied up by Don’s counterfeit sheriff. They are really in trouble when the " corpse” disappears — to a movie — and the sheriff arrests them for murder. All ends well (however), and Don got a job and so married Marion, his sweetheart. Mr. Bunn, the gun fanatic, was continuing his dangerous target practice as the curtain fell. Mrs. Sue Daley, the director, the cast, the stage crew, and the com¬ mittees worked hard to assure success. A man contains all that is needful to his government within himself. R. W. Emerson We Try to Govern Ourselves BOOSTER COMMITTEE BUILDING AND GROUNDS The Booster Committee, capably led Two new ideas were tried this year by Phyllis Price and faithfully sponsored by the Building and Grounds Committee. by Miss Hazel Harrison, has had a sue- Under the efficient sponsorship of Miss cessfully busy year. They entertained the Mary Ban, the court was upheld in the Booster committees from other com- greater number of its rulings. During munities and held joint pep meetings with the first semester, this committee aband- rival schools. A candy sale which fea- oned the system of trying offenders, but tured pop corn balls was used to raise this was found unwise. The second money for the promotion of school ac- semester this group returned to the origi- tivities. This student council has done nal system of trying and severely punish- much in creating strong school spirit. ing offenders, with the new twist of hav¬ ing the entire committee judge the violators. BOARDCONTROL Tom Kuzma, the 1939-40 president of the Board of Control, shares with Mr. Carlberg, sponsor, the belief that there will be no true student government organization at Emerson until all officers give more time and thought i to the duties outlined for them in the organization’: s constitution. Tom thought this was particularly true of the class representatives who form the connection between the separate registers and the executive group. Unless registers arc visited and a report brought back to the Board, that body can not function adequately. SOCIAL COMMITTEE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE One committee doing yeomen service The Scholarship Committee compares for all students is the Social Committee the various registers according to eligi¬ which directs all school functions. A bility and number on the honor roll and variety of dances were given climaxed by reports one week after each grade period. a dance for all Gary Schools at the end First is found the total number on the of the season. Ellouise Andrews was stu¬ register, then number on the honor roll; dent chairman and Miss Reynolds, faculty per cent on honor roll; number ineligible; representative in this work. per cent ineligible; and the number fail¬ In addition to the dances, committee ing to return report cards. After this is members had a banquet at Phil Schmidts done each teacher is given a report that and a very informative tour of Hyde he may compare his register’s standings Park High School in Chicago where they with others. A report on the total en¬ were most cordially received. rollment is also given. Every Tuesday shortly after 4:15 secs this committee in session. Page highly.jour SUnJing; V vy » Ytwt, u « WmYsmcV, YA»tv visurv, Y a ncY Mutiw, NVm Hattnon, Wtu a. NV« ‘ YwcMotA. Sitting . GctaV nc O'HaWtaw, VWuv ’Yu '1 VWV"" M uWctt vy. m to I. ‘ftr... Af,, I 0 i A‘v « . t,,i ti ; v Standing: Sam Cherry, Delphine Smith, Frank Jennings, I.ydia Maratco, Ruth Ann Blankenship, Frank Byers, Martha Hannon, Albert Kish, Doris Bailey, Mr. Carlberg. Sitting: Tom Croll, Richard Bolingcr. Tom Ku ma, Tyron Rosco. Rack Ron: Garrett Major, Howard Knapp. John Cameron, Carl Cowen, Mr. Connerly, Richard Sto ak. Kenneth Schwartz. Second Ron : Robert Fife, John Klimis, Pliyl-li Banker. Norma Smith, Mary Margaret McGuire, Irene Jurchcnko, Aladean Allison, Daisy Shaba , Dorothy Batalis, F'vclyn Lane, Peggy Ncalon, Vladimar Palikucha, Bill Mitch, F.dward , Madden. S landing,: June Rice, Tom Ku ma. Mozingo, Billy Pitchford, Armand Marasco. Mary J. Hawrys. I llouisc Andrews Sitting: Arlrigh Long, Mildred Mulhern, Mavi-mena Garcia, Muriel Moldcnhauer. Mary Symcs,Tri Sigma Top Row: Phyllis Mc¬ Guire, Phyllis Price, Loretta Brisar, Donna Dunn, Betty Francis, June Beisler, Elayne Umpleby, Rosemary Mackin. Middle Row: Norene Owen, Helen Karaffa, Betty Jackson, Camelia Smith, June Ralph, Miss Tappan, Ann Letherman.June Rose Krause, Sara Fairley. Bottom Row: Anne Kent, Ruth Blankenship, Doris Carlson, Gloria Kemp. ■i Playing the roll of good Samaritans, the club provided entertainment for the Crown Point sanitarium patients. A hard times party held at the Scout Hut, a scavenger hunt, a roller skating party at the Silver Roller rink, and a buffet supper were social events enjoyed by the mem¬ bers during the year. The Spring Formal dance climaxed the social events of the club. The theme of the dance was " The Land of Oz.” Decorations were inspired by the song " Over the Rain¬ bow.” Officiating members of the club were Loretta Brisar, president; June Beisler, vice- president; Norene Owen, sec¬ retary; Anne Kent, treasurer. Miss Adele Tappan spon¬ sored the club. Before the stage of " grow¬ ing pains” these underclass¬ men rowed and had an event¬ ful season, including horse¬ back riding, hikes, parties of all kinds, and hilarious initia¬ tions which proved quite an ordeal for the pledges. The club boasts five origi¬ nal members who started with the idea of getting girls to¬ gether for good times. From the reports we gathered, we think they accomplished this purpose. The girls chose the follow¬ ing people as officers: Katie Vee Harber, president; Sylvia R i s s m a n , vice-president; Mary Demitrakes, secretary; Lillian Sacketos, treasurer; Betty Woodward, constitu¬ tional chairman; and Lucille Schwandt, membership chair¬ man; Miss Evelyn Jones, sponsor. Roselette Top Row: Janis Shuster, Bette Lyon, Virginia Berg, Miss Jones, Lucile Schwandt, Dorothy Messina, Martha Wheat. Middle Row: Betty Woodward, Mary Dcmctrakis, Lois Irwin, Mary Rac, Lillian Sacketos, Mary Thcoharis, Katee Vee Harber, Doris Moses. Kneeling: Ruby Hall, Leora Bradley, Helen Zelenak. Hi-Y A closer comradeship be¬ tween the fellows was estab¬ lished at their pot-luck din¬ ners and bull sessions, where everything from politics to girls was discussed. Carl Holm, the sponsor, managed to have a good speaker at most of the meetings. The club held a Hi-Y dance at the Y. M. C. A., exclusively for Hi-Y mem¬ bers and their " dates.” Initiations and elections of officers are held semi-annually. Officers for the first semester were Steve Polcmchak, presi¬ dent; Phil Swan, vice-presi¬ dent; Bill Georges, secretary; Wayne Day, treasurer; and Tom Croll, sergeant-at-arms. For the second semester they were Bob Bokich, president; Phil Swan, vice-president; Bill Georges, secretary; John Sullivan, treasurer; and Bob Cash, sergeant-at-arms. Top Row. Sponsor, Carl Holm; Glen Vantrcase, Dan Mistrovich, Armand Marasco, Robert Cash, John Shultz, Phil Swan, Bronko Tarailo, Walter Vickroy, Matthew Kozar, Billy Georges, Bob Bokich, James McTigue. Middle Row: George Trbovich, Hippolito Fernandez, Steve Polomchak, Leo Maiscl, Wayne Day, Avery Donley. Bottom Row: Don Struble, Bob Quinn, Tom Egan, John Sullivan, John King. F. A. B. Top Row: Ann Plummer, Clara Ellen Stage, Ellouise Andrews, Katie Vee Harber, Rosalie Smith, Evelyn Keift. Third Row: Ruth Fogle, Jeanette Lautcnback, June Wills, Jeanne Woodruff, Irene Kish, Agnes Rae, Martha Gardner, Margaret Mountain. Second Row: Laura Russell, Evelyn Anderson, Joan Talbert, Lydia Marasco, Betty Willie, Mrs. Pierce, Peggy Pearse, Evelyn Blair, Vivian Funcannon, Irma Berg. Front Row: Doris Bailey, Martha Wheat, Patty Brink, Shirley Alger, Rosalie Frankovich, Elsie Wallace, Marcalene Lambert. Officers of the club are President, Betty Willie; Vice- president, Peggy Pearse; Sec¬ retary, Lydia Marasco; Trea¬ surer, Evelyn Blair; Sponsor, Mrs. Gladys Pierce. The social events of the club were started by the an¬ nual Freshman Tea. The club sponsored a " Far¬ mer and Farmerette” party and donned overalls and straw hats for the occasion. Square dancing was the main attraction. A chilli supper, a scaven¬ ger hunt, and the inevitable initiations added to the list of the club memories. The momentous event of the season was the formal dance held February 3. The members spent an " Evening in Paris” dancing in a world of blue and silver. Page Eigbty-seien Latin Club praetores Magistratus huius societatis sunto consulcs i octo, quaestores c Omnes societatis ad unum annum honorem tenento. Si ullo tempore ante finem tus eius societatis necesse esse suo honore se abdicare cognoscat locus iussu duorum consulum t locus contionis ab agistratibus consti- Ea constitutio suffragio dua- um ex tribus partibus emende- tur. Emendationes constituanis uno ordinario contione societatis promulgandae sunt, et proximo ordinario conventio suffragium ferto. Nomcn huius societatis esto Aquiliferi. Geese and Ganders The newly organized Geese and Ganders, a senior English club, functioned under the leadership of Miss Benscoter. The two-fold purpose is first, to expand experience by reading and discussing books, and secondly, to practice creative writing. The officers for the club are elected semi-annually. Officers for the first semester were Kenneth Schwartz, president; Roberta Oberding, vice-president; Julia Mis- chanko, secretary; and Paul Thanos, treasurer. Officers for the second semester were Irene Kish, prc.iient; Frank Kralis, vice-president; Bonnie O’¬ Leary, secretary, and Paul Tnanos, treasurer. The members of the club held a matinee dance, a cos¬ tume party, and .a " gosling tea,” to which they brought juniors who were interested in the club. The club affords students the opportunity to read their original writings to the club for suggestions as well as for entertainment. Spanish Club Officers chosen for the year were James Bond, president; Margaret Greever, vice-presi¬ dent; Diane Orlich, secretary; Tony Abeldua treasurer; and Bob Westergard, sergeant-at- arms; and Mrs. Reyher, sponsor. Activities of the Spanish Club included a tea for incoming freshmen, and a Christmas party with the French Club. To be¬ come acquainted, the Spanish Club entertained members of the Spanish Club of Horace Mann. The aims of the club are to encourage in every way a better understanding of the language. French Club To promote interest in the study of French, develop un¬ derstanding of the people, and through songs, articles, and other various ways, gain a knowledge of the language, is the basis upon which the French club was organized. A Christmas party that combined both the French and Spanish clubs proved to be a gala affair. The members were entertained with a French movie by the Lew Wallace French students. To reciprocate the Emerson club entertained Lew Wallace. Officers of the club were Doris Bailey, president; Phyl¬ lis McGuire, vice-president; Clay Kent, secretary; Beth Irwin, treasurer; David Gust¬ afson, sergeant-at-arms; Mrs. Reyher, sponsor. Page Eighty-nine The R. O. T. C. Presents Marching about 130 strong, equipped with a new manual of arms, every unit streamlined, under the leadership of Captain Donald Q. Harris, Sergeant Hcrshel Souders, Cadet Colonel Robert Lewis, and other officers, the Emerson battalion of the Reserve Officers Training Corps came through the year with flying colors. The battalion gave an example of their marching on Armistice Day and on Memorial Day. They volunteered to distribute baskets at Christmas, and they also guided traffic in the Christmas Parade. Early in the spring, training became very intensive so that each man, down to the plain cadet, could execute with perfection his part of the manuevers at the annual Federal Inspection. The rifle team had a fairly successful season with all members being qualified for letters. Two matches were fired with Horace Mann and Lew Wallace of Gary, Waukegan, Evanston Township High School, Joliet, and St. Mel of Illinois. On April 20 the annual military ball was held. At this time every commissioned officer received his commission. Each cadet, glowing from head to foot, proudly marched by the side of his partner to the strains of the grand march. This ended another successful and glorious year for the R. O. T. C. Cadet Colonel Robert Lewis A VISIT TO CULVER In October several cadets visited the famous Culver Military Academy. With an escort of Culver students, our boys toured the grounds seeing the chapel with its revered cross; the library of marble dis¬ playing on its walls pictures of former students killed in action; the swimming pool and other impressive buildings. The high spot of the day was the dress parade in which the infantry, the artillery, the cavalry, and motorized units took part. Sergeant Souders, Sergeant Vondrasek, and Captain Harris accompanied the boys. Standing: Sergeant Soudcrs, Arlcigh Long, Gerald Kaufman, Robert Lewis. Kneeling: Henry Gordon, Joseph Schcck. The Man Not the Arms COMPANY B Top Row: Jerry Rotenbcrg, Stanley Vlarich, John Gutowski, Jack Lcwandowski, Jerome Goldman, Richard Stozek, Louis Crosz, Carl Cowen, Leonard Lowe, Tom Martin, Bob Balinger, Francis Boyer, Joe Falkovich. Row Three: Herbert Chapman, Cyllus Rosser, Eddie Boland, Bob Jones, George Elvin, Phil Shaw, Victor Ferklick, Gerald Skaggs, Bob Stump, Manuel Millan, David Babagan, Nick Tsacrios, Arleigh Long, Jerome Rottenberg. Row Two: Donald Bond, Malcolm Miller, Francis Kent, Charles Stephenson, William Wolf, Clay Kent, Bill Bennett, Edward Madden, Robert Wood, George Eliopulus, Bob Goodrich, William Moriarity, Bob Irwin. First Row: Nick Bunda, Estill Krohn, Wayne Snodgrass, Wendell Biggs, Glen Vantreasc, Robert Lewis, Sergeant Souders, Louis Eliopulus.  i at n I W S d 3 IS N0I1VN 3H1 a n v a a h ± ■•' C.r ' y-The Emerson Band Steps Out Gary is a magic city, lots of steel and sand, But the thing that put her on the map was the Emerson School Band. March ’39 we had a committee meeting; there’s the gavel, keep your seats; Mr. Warren, band director, appoints as chairman, Mrs. Sheets; Also, Mrs. Weiss, and Kralis, Leech, Kasper, Wilds, and Wo od, The Rottcnbergs, Bobele, Kotora, William Bennet, and Clifford Hood, Mr. Decker, the Foglers, the George Garners next to you. The Adams, the Saffrens, Professors Snyder and Spaulding too. We met at the " Y,” to talk things over, to take our band somewhere, Maybe to the National Capitol and on to the New York Fair. We would need a wad of money to take a hundred folk SO far. A happy thought! you guessed it, the Emerson Bazaar. Folks came; bought pop and ice cream, ate hot dogs ’till they were full; Others played at bingo; some took chances to win Ferdinand the Bull; We realized a neat little sum — a starter shall we say — To help us along with the Pageant of Nations, dated the twenty-first of May. That was a colorful program; new Gary artist., we found; So many events were on that day, we had only a midget crowd. Anyway, we paid expenses and had experience galore; Cleaning Memorial Auditorium we found was quite a chore. They came, boys, men, and women, with their dust rags, brooms, and mops, Raised clouds of dust, some blisters, but no use to call the cops. Next, the Barnett Brothers Circus, the Lone Ranger the big hit; We visited the City Council, asked them to do their bit; Mr. Sweeney did the talking, Presto! Chango! the permit. That permit was all that saved us from an awful lot of pain For both matinee and evening it just simply poured down rain. The rummage sale in Central district, Mrs. Kachis the cashier; The shindig at Emerson, mostly young folks in high gear; A formal dance at Marquette Park, Mickey Isley the M. C.; The blanket sale at J. C. Penneys, in dollars we got three; We raffled a mixmaster and one trip to the Fair; In charge were the Mrs. Rottcnbergs, you can’t beat them anywhere. Cliff Hood built a fancy booth; they parked it here and there. In a pleasing voice the ladies called, " Buy a chance, help Emerson Band see the Fair.” We had a neat gold and gray colored button we wanted everyone in Gary to wear; In black letters was the slogan, " Let the world hear from Gary. On to the New York World Fair”; With the button was a ticket that admitted you to hear the going-away concert of the year. We had a happy audience when the curtains were drawn back. More than a hundred smiling girls and boys in snappy gray shirts and slacks. We were some time deciding which route to go, Page Ninety-jour With Mr. Hall on the Pennsylvania or with Mr. Snyder on the B. O.; When the votes were counted, two more said yes than no, So over the Pennsy on a special train the Emerson group would go. Sunday evening at the station all our relatives and friends were there, To wish us a good time in Washington and at the New York World Fair. We took our lunch for the evening meal, had breakfast on the diner; As we sped along thru the Eastern hills no scenery could be finer. After sixteen hours on the train of noisy chatter and fun We grabbed our luggage, arranged our hats, and were off in Washington. We boarded special buses, not a minute of delay, We were anxious to visit the White House, our first stop for the day. As we enter and look round the walls, we pause to do some thinkin’; To the right is a life-sized painting of our martyred president, Abraham Lincoln; As we looked upon his kindly face, you know it seems to me, He might be reminding us, our forefathers went to battle that America be free. The paintings, of Washington, Grant, and McKinley, and thir first ladies were very grand; We hurried on to the Red Room with the members of our band. Now to the Bureau of Printing and Engraving, every move was a thrill; Men coloring and making postage stamps, women counting thousands of brand new bills. A visit to the Capitol, Congress still in session; Our good friend William Schulte headed our pro¬ cession. We met Senator Minton, who represents our State, Saw Vice-president Garner rap for order as they continued to debate. We felt honored to have luncheon in the Senate dining room, and At Arlington to place a wreath at the Unknown Soldier’s Totnb. On guard a buddy with a gun, with steps that never lag, Watching at night the stars in heaven, by day the American flag. The Washington home, Mount Vernon, we looked in all the rooms; On the shady slope of the hill side were George and Martha’s tombs. A long ride to Hotel Cairo after a busy day Brushed up and back to the Capitol for the concert, for weeks we’d planned to play. Next morning bright and early, Coach Brasaemle found " all there,” Ready for the Hudson River boat trip and the evening concert at the Fair. We saw the highest buildings in the world; longest bridges yet to be; But the most inspiring sight of all was the Statue of Liberty. We had dinner at the Fair, wandered around and had fun. But at seven sharp, the world heard from Gary at the statue of Washington. We stayed for the colorful fireworks; walked miles, were a wee bit cross; Some forgot to get off at their hotels; others were simply lost. Next day our band headed two parades; we were happy we were there. They did a splendid job; we turned them loose; and did they do the fair! As your chairman, I am grateful to every one of you, Parents, friends, Gary Post-Tribune, and their star reporter, Hall Andrews. Also with E. J. Ruberti, on the screen we had a date; For a week Drum Major Adams strutted his stuff at the State. Each night before retiring I sent a wire to tell, Those waiting anxiously at home the news, " And all is well.” My final comment on our trip — I think every thing was grand. And I am proud to be the sponsor of the Emerson High School Band. Mrs. Samuel Sheets Pane Ninety-fir OFFICERS President -.. Dave Gustafson Vice-president . Ernest Kaplar Manager . ... John Wool ridge Assistant Manager - Bill Bennett Property Manager Bob Lewis Assistant Property Manager Bill Gilbert Librarian . --- Joe Smolkovicli Assistant Librarian Harold Krohn Secretary ... . Bob Adams Horn Inspector - Carmen Gagliardi Directors Hubert Warren, Sam Bobele Mr. Warren, Mr. Bobele Page Ninety-six SAXOPHONES M " nt b LTcI " ! September 22 November 7 November 11 December 11 March 15 .. March 30 June 15 EVENTS .. Hammond Band Parents’ Party Armistice Day Parade Christmas Parade Band Concert Band Dance Concert for Postmasters Alex Lucich, June Rice, John Wester- WE ARE LIKE THE MUSICIAN ON THE LAKE Ann Kotara SOLO CLARINET Martha Gardner June Rose Krause Phyllis Price Ellouisc Andrews Irene Jurchenko Margaret Titak Lillian Wilson Julia Lazar SECOND CLARINET Jeanne Anderson Daisy Shabaz Josephine Genduso Louise Rhodes Isabelle McGregor Alice Austin THIRD CLARINET Barbara Prokop Dorothy Komorowski Beth Irwin Helen Nowak Doris Finch Joan Kerlin Helen Kuchta Doris Nikchevich Mary Louise Whitesides Lucille Swanson BARITONES Lucille Fletcher Mary Cifaldi Katherine Guth Winifred Fogler HORNS Norma Allen Charlene Scitzingcr Juanita Reproglc Shirley Owen Phyllis Miller Dorothy Milanovich Toula Veikos FLUTE AND PICCOLO Clara F.llen Stage Ldith Wotherspoon Sarah Garner Mary Ann Gordon Jeannette Novick Jeannette Lewandowski Loretta Faherty TROMBONES Dorothy Oeth Jennie Pilla Marilyn Maiscl Elmerta Fletcher Florence Piscione Girls’ OFFICERS President . Martha Gardner Vice-president . .. .... Clara Stage Secretary ...... . Ellouisc Andrews Manager. Ann Letherman Assisting Manager . Phyllis Price Librarian June Rose Krause Assistant Librarian Ruth Blankenship Property Manager Margaret Lee Assistant Property Manager Doris Carlson Horn Inspector .... Denna Charges Directors . .... Hubert Warren, Ann Kotora Band EVENTS October 20 Junior Play December 21 Lafayette January 26 Sophomore Play February 13 Hammond February 22, 23 - Opera Orchestra April 16 Hines Hospital April 26 Senior Play May 3 - Annual Concert Page Ninety-eight WHOSE MUSIC IS SWEETER THAN HE KNOWS —Ralph Waldo Emerson FIRST VIOLINS Lois Dunsworth Ella Skingley SAXES Burton Rosen, Mitchell Nowakowski George Stanko Martha Hannon Concert Maestro Elaine Pesdan Lorraine Quail CORNETS Angeline Topsis Bob Johnson VIOLAS Phil Green Romy Pantea Nina Bobrick Dan Mercer Jerry Rotenbcrg Marian Patterson Kathryn Felts Jerome Rottenbcrg Donald Krouse John Klimis David Babagan Igerna Green John Wotherspoon Dorothy Gant George Klimis Elaine Warner FRENCH HORNS Alfred Rutkiewicz CELLOS Glenn Flaharty Bob Davidson Harold Altcrwitz Winifred Fogler Betty Gunderson Wendell Biggs Dale Glasson Lucille Ragan CLARINETS Jack McMahon John Minich Hilda Clark Martha Gardner TROMBONES Margaret Mountain Marcella Cantowinc Glenn Collum Fred Dittman Shirley Alger Phyllis Banker OBOE Joe Killens Virginia Melton Agnes Benjamin Frank Stonehill Ed Kallock Victor Naspinski Janis Schuster Betty Fogler DRUMS Herbert O ' Brien Inez Johnson BASS CLARINETS June Rice SECOND VIOLINS BASSES Bob Mercer Denna Charges Frank Siemiasyko Lcora Bradley FLUTES June Romans Norene Melvin Emma Spurr Sarah Garner HARP Joe Brauneis Kenneth Krohn Marian Menzie Phyllis Underwood Orchestra OFFICERS EVENTS President Burton Rosen Vice-president - Martha Gardner Manager Wendell Biggs Assistant Manager Romy Pantea Property Manager John Minich Ass’t Property Manager Victor Naspinski Librarian Herbert O’Brien Assistant Librarian Elaine Pesdan Secretary ... Winifred Fogler String Girl Marian Anthoulis Directors . Hubert Warren, Ann Kotora February 16 Portage Township H. S., Boone Grove January 27 -- - Girls’ Band Tea April 12 Annual Concert April 23 Washington Township School May 17 - Physical Education Exhibition They Point the Way In Emerson School which has an enroll¬ ment of 1153 there are 34 in the Emerson chapter of the National Honor Society. The Emerson charter, No. 968 was granted in 1930. According to the national ruling only 5 per cent of the 11 A’s, 10 per cent of the 12 B’s, and 15 per cent of the 12 A’s may be eligible for membership. Students are chosen by the faculty council on the basis of scholarship, leadership, character, and service. The first induction of members into the Honor Society was held in November, the second, in April. The formal, impressive ceremonly was held in the auditorium be¬ fore a group of interested students, teachers, and parents. The business ability of the Honor Society was demonstrated by the profitable returns from the two candy sales held in October and April. The returns were added to the scholarship fund. One of the most enjoyable tasks of the society was attending a forum meeting held by all the Gary chapters at Horace Mann School. Problems, prevalent in all schools such as courtesy, honesty, democracy in education, and school social clubs were thoroughly discussed. Several members of the Emerson chapter took part in the induction of students at Wirt school. They performed this act of service to the best of their ability. At the Congregational church, the annual banquet of all Gary chapters was held, this being the largest social event of the year in which the members participated. Faculty sponsors for the society are Mr. Spaulding, Miss Grieger, Mr. Warrum, Mr. Connerly, Miss Tinsman, Miss Talbot, Mrs. Pierce, and Miss Benscoter. Officers for the year were Camelia Smith, president; Paul Thanos, vice-president; Julia Mischanko, secretary; and Kenneth Schwartz, treasurer. Publishing the Blast, the school news¬ paper, is the Honor Society’s contribution of service to the school. Tired and worn after a hard day of school the members work diligently on the Blast getting ready for eager subscribers. The Blast editor chosen for the year was Julia Mischanko, with the exception of the May issue, for which Karl Kumlander was editor. The task of taking orders from reg¬ isters and seeing that these orders were filled was assumed by the business manager, Roberta Oberding. Other members of the organization took turns in writing the various features and articles for the issues. The articles and features were discussed at the meetings and it was decided that cor¬ respondence should be carried on with alumni who have been successful in their chosen businesses and professions. One of these interesting and advisory letters ap¬ pear ed in each issue. The members inducted in May were Lil¬ lian Sacketos, Evelyn Kieft, Tom Cameron, Mary Demitrakis, John Kokos, Henry Weissbuch, Anna Mac Gondell, Alan Wein¬ berger, and James Finn. The scholar must be a bri tiger of hope. R. W. Emerson SALUTATORIAN: Roberta Oberding VALEDICTORIAN: Robert Fife These are Leaders Also Scholarship, leadership, character, and service are the basis upon which students are selected to be¬ come members of the Junior Honor Society. Only students in Junior High school having B averages and having attended Emerson a year are eligible for membership. The aims of the organization are to better condi¬ tions in the grade school and set an example for younger students. Officers for this year were Edward Madden, presi¬ dent; Mildred Zivanovich, vice-president; Daisy Shabaz, secretary; and Catherine Sefton, treasurer. Quite remarkable to note is the fact that there are more boys than girls in the society. At the spring induction twenty seven new members were taken in. The chief events of the year were the two in¬ ductions, the Christmas party, a dance held in May, and to wind up the year, a picnic in June. Miss Evelyn Jones is sponsor of the group. JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY Top Row: Cecil Oliver, Bobbv Moisc, Conrad Kuzma, Martin Rabino- vitz, Harvey Tidwell, Miss Jones, Ed¬ ward Madden, Mark Johnston, Bill Plunkett, John Sheperd. Fourth Row: Norma Aronson, Phyl¬ lis Banker, Marion Menzie, Charlotte Darding, Elenorc Urban, Nina Bob- rick, Charlene Randolph, Daisy Shabaz, and Doroth- Palasz. Third Row: Candida Garcia, Estelle Turner, Norma Rosen, Marilyn Laird, Ruth Heath, Phyllis Miller, Catherine Sefton, Sue Holman, Norma Smith. Second Row: Beryl Fuller, Patty Coleman, June Townsley, Agnes Kar- affa, Mildred Zivanovich, Mary Sivak, Marv Wolfington, Mary Pitchford. First Row: Billy Randall, Clara Meneakis, Catherine Coveris, Blanche Sacketos, Agnes Taylor, Ellen Jean Keirn, Geraldin London, Ralph Robinson. Page One Hundred One Upper Ixft: Sophomore' hold a pow-wow. Upper Right: The Gamma Alpha Beta Club action. In her biographical 'ketch written in I OB. Mary write the following of September 3, 1939, the day of the Athenia's sinking: All of a sudden there was a terrible explosion and clouds of smoke which left the boat rocking. 3X'c were tlung across the deck .... The first two minutes were the worst as there were no lights and the people screamed horribly. 1a,u er I a-ft: Not as graceful as swans, but dearer to Fmersonians. Lower Right: Another phase of our school days at Hmerson, the bikes patiently awaiting their owners. MmoitStriding along as though he had the seven-league boots of a giant, Bob Adams, our tall stately drum major, is literally head and shoulders: above the crowd at every football game. Without the shako he is six feet four; with it he measures over seven feet. Reading is a favorite recreation, chiefly mysteries. He plays clarinet and is fond of swing. Bashful Bob also plays Open Hearth Contributors The following contributions appeared in " The Open Hearth” a weekly column conducted by Miss Frances Bowles of Tolleston School. This column is a feature of the school page of The Gary Post-Tribune on Saturdays. MY PRAYER Dear Lord, our protector and keeper, Forgive us our wiles and our ways. Teach us to be purer and cleaner, To find the path that repays. And the light that makes people aglow With happiness, before never known. They discover they’ve never a foe, But sincere friendships have grown. Dear Lord, I beg of Thee! Guide me! Please give me the power to find The goodness and beauty of Thee, Thy holiness and reverence of mind. June Ralph, 11-A March 23, 1940 THRILL A blue net formal, with a blue taffeta slip and pink rosettes sprinkled on the bottom of my hem, with numerous ruffles at the almost-drop shoulder neckline, is probably what made me sweat and chill the night of the G. A. A. Formal Dance, being held at the Country Club. I never had a more gorgeous time. No, not even at any of the big class dances. That night I learned how it feels to be formal and how to act accordingly, and I also learned that " experience is a great teacher” even if I had written it a million times for penmanship and never believed it. My first formal dance! Dorothy Messina, 10-A March 2, 1940 Candida Garcia SIR RONALDS CONQUEST There was a knight who roamed the plains Upon his steed so white, He dared not show his handsome face Till day had turned to night. The wicked king who ruled the land By far they wished him dead, For he had set a price well known Upon Sir Donald’s head. No wicked deed he ever did Except rob to help the poor, And now that fate has had ii He lives upon the moor. He loved a maiden, sweet and fair, And often she came to see him. But unbeknown to them one day A follower had ridden. The follower turned out to be None but the wicked king, And soon a battle raged along That made their broadswords ring. The king ran his broadsword Clear through Sir Ronald’s arm, But he fought bravely back again As if it did no harm. Soon the king began to tire A chance Sir Ronald had then, He ran his sword clear through the king, His wicked reign did end. Now that Sir Ronald rules the land And his love is by his side, His reign brings great rejoicing To his kingdom far and wide. Candida Garcia, 9-A March 16, 1940 I ' ane One Hundred-four Don Gant NICHTFALL When the day is growing older And the evening’s drawing near, Each sound is like a parting, A parting that somehow you fear! When the mists of night are lifting And the dawn is breaking through, It is like an awful silence To which laughter returns anew. Don Gant, 11-A Mark Johnston BOATS Boats sail out upon the sea But never carry you or me When they steam across the ocean blue I wish I was on one, don’t you? Some day when I grow tall and big I’ll sail in every kind of gig. And when I get across the sea, I’ll send you a letter from Germany Mark Johnston, 9-A 500 Years Ago Johann Guttenberg Gave Us Printing The only chemicals imperative to evolution these is ink. “BEFORE GUTENBERC” To celebrate the five hundredth anniversary of printing, the Junior Library put on a play which showed one thousand years ago before Gutenberg lived, there had been printing in ancient China. The play also featured a British explorer, Sir Aurel Stein, and his Chinese secretary, Chiang, who were searching an ancient temple for a printed book, which they find behind a secret wall. The writing of books by the monks and facts about Gutenberg’s life were also shown. Alice Meiss played the Monk; Bernice Bushwty, Wang; Barbara Haines, Reader; Bill Ashton, Guten¬ berg; Robert Halt, Stein; Billy Jennings, Chiang; Joe Smith, Monk; and John Plunkett, Lawrence Janzorn. are water, blood, and ink ' . The greatest of L. Douglas “THE CREAT DISCOVERY” This play was presented by the Senior Library in an endeavor to show the improvements of printing since its invention. The following students participated: Eloise Kirk, Inez Johnson, and Dorothy Palasz, Proof Readers; Elmer Condo, Eddie; Walter Mulloy, Editor; Arleigh Long, Chairman of Play; Gloria Powlen, Woman Reporter; Richard Decker, Man on the Street; and John Conroy, Jerry, the office boy. Showing work done on our own school newspaper, the Blast, were Normabelle Rosen, Editor-in-Chief; Helen Munyos and Dick Swanson, Sport Editors; Adeline Sepiol, Announcer; Agnes Taylor, Editor of Gossip Column; and Doris Lawrence, Society Editor. Page One Hundred fit Coming from Rubins; Y. C. H. E. Club; Norma and h er goat; Relaxing in the cafeteria. Steady studying in spite of the weather; An example of what not to read; Margaret, Lillian, and Jeanette calling all cars; Judge Weinberger hears another case in Traffic Court; Would it be homework, Margaret?; Sophomores thinking of skipping. Page One Hundred Six Miss Paul and the Reading Meet group have a show of hands; The indispensable Office Practice class; Betty without her usual grin; Marjorie models a G. W. T. W. hair accessory. Seeing the gang off to South Bend; Marian with her feet turned from school; Phyllis uses Elayne for pitching practice; Elsie and Ann have a conference; Wonder what a hawk thinks about as we go by?; Not the first snowfall; Pussy cat, pussy cat, what are you eating? Tom Cameron FOR WHAT AVAIL THE PLOUGH OR SAIL, The Constitution Here, again, in America, parents possess that wonderful blessing of rearing their children the way they see fit and not the way the government dictates to them. Here, American children are reared at home under the watchful and prudent care of their mother and father — not in military camps, as in some countries. The American home is the base on which we have grown strong because each individual is responsible to the family, and the family responsible for the home, which is responsible for government, which in turn is responsible for democracy. Government is a big revolving circle, in which each part must cooperate for the whole to be a success. The Constitution is something more than a scrap of paper containing a formula of government. It is a great spirit, for it is the high and noble expression of the morality of government. It " renders unto Caesar (which is the political state,) the things that are Caesar’s,” but in safeguarding the fundamental moral rights of each individual, it " renders unto God the things that are God’s.” It should be remembered that citizens have duties as well as rights, and that the privileges they possess imply corresponding obligations. Freedom is possible only under law, and freedom for all implies restrictions upon all. The state per¬ forms valuable services for its citizens; it safeguards their rights and their liberties. It has the right, in turn, to expect its citizens to take an active and an intelligent part in public affairs, and to respect the rights of others as well as their own. Every citizen can have his full rights only if he is willing that every other citizen shall have the same rights. Tom Cameron Just prior to Armistice Day, every high school student of the Gary School received from Mr. Jones, Superintendent of Schools, |a (pamphlet (containing the 1938 Pulitzer prize winning editorial, " My Country ’Tis of Thee,” by R. G. Callvert, which appeared originally in the " Sunday Oregonian,” Portland, Oregon, and was reprinted by the Pica Club of Lew Wallace School. From this editorial we chose these excerpts to best show our appreciation for receiving this description of our democratic exist¬ ence, the American way: " In this land of ours, this America, no youth is conscripted to labor on devices of defense; military training he may take or leave at option. There is no armed force consistent with a policy of aggression. The navy is built against no menace from the western hemisphere, but wholly for defense against that which may threaten from Europe or Asia.” .... " In this land of ours, this America, our songs are dedicated to love and romance, the blue of the nights, sails in the sunset, and not to a martyrdom to political cause.” Page One Hundred Eight OR LAND OR LIFE, IF FREEDOM FAIL? R. W. Emerson The Flag Then came a great shout from The Flag:— The work that we do is the making of the Flag.” I am not the flag; not at all. I am but its shadow.” " I am whatever you make me, nothing more.” " I am your belief in yourself, your dream of what a people may become.” I live a changing life, a life of moods and passions, of heartbreaks and tired muscles.” Sometimes I am strong with pride, when men do an honest work, fitting the rails together truly.” " Sometimes I droop, for then purpose has gone from me, and cynically I play the coward.” " Sometimes I am loud, garish, and full of that ego that blasts judgment.” " But always I am all that you hope to be, and have the courage to try for.” " I am song and fear, struggle and panic, and ennobling hope.” " I am the day’s work of the weakest man, and the largest dream of the most daring.” " I am the Constitution and the courts, statutes and the statute makers, soldier and dreadnaught, drayman and street sweep, cook, counselor, and clerk.” " I am the battle of yesterday, and the mistake of tomorrow.” " I am the mystery of the men who do without knowing why.” " I am the clutch of an idea, and the reasoned purpose of resolution.” " I am no more than who you believe me to be, and I am all that you believe I can be.” " I am what you make me, nothing more.” " I swing before your eyes as a bright gleam of color, a symbol of yourself, the pictured suggestion of that big thing which makes this nation. My stars and my stripes are your dream and your labors; they are bright with cheer, brilliant with courage, firm with faith, because you have made them so out of your hearts. For you are the makers of the flag and it is well that you glory in the making.” Franklin K. Lane Nick Bunda On the opposite page are excepts from Tom Cameron’s oration on the Constitution. He represented Emerson School in the Gary elimination of the 1940 American Legion Oratorical Contest, an annual event. This was held at William A. Wirt School on Thursday, February 15. On this occasion Tom placed third and was awarded a bronze medal. Tom, who is a Junior now, will be in the running again next year. The class of 1940 has started the practice of giving at the commencement exercises, in addition to the salutatory and the valedictory, a declamation about American history, customs, or traditions. At Memorial Auditorium, Nick Bunda delivered Franklin K. Lane’s " Makers of the Flag” at Commence¬ ment, Thursday, June 13. An excerpt from this appears above. Page One Hundred Nin Frosh Constitution Commit! Assembling " The Blast” Portage Band plays for us Shorthand Aces Bicycle licenses 310 Reg and Xmas basket ,cv Cooking Dept. Xmas Party Boswell digs in at Football Banquet Our art editor wins a poster award Enjoying the gossip column Helen Patsclis born February 29 Pat and Gloria advertise soph play Patrol boys unaware of camera Denna Charges our Miss Gary 1939 Cyllus and Dan — Courtesy slogan winners Primary Bldg, has Apple Day Our mummers strut F. A. B. prepares for banquet The elephant of Alex Bartosh Mr. Harrison’s art students observing We Like Our Work But We Have Plenty ERNEST KAPLAR Co-editor EVELYN BLAIR Co-editor LOUIS ELIOPULUS Art editor CAMELIA SMITH Business manager Loretta Brisar Typist, layout Tom Egan Sports copy Mary Hawrys Photographic editor, historian James Middleton Sports copy, snap editor Peggy Pcarse - Senior copy, copy Bob Quinn-- -Sports copy Rosalie Smith Candy sale manager, copy Paul Thanos Copy Elayne Umpleby .... Assistant business manager Jeanne Woodruff . .... Layout, copy Page One Hundred Twelve Page One l In ml rat Thirteen Camelia and Evelyn figure a budget; our genial Mr. Rotschild flashes again; March 18 we shoot hobbyists, lobbyists, and others; on November 18 the staff goes into a huddle; effigy of Tillie Totalloss, the gal who didn’t buy an annual before November 18, waits for the undertaker; Ernie pins an orchid on Mary for selling 83 annuals; studious Kenneth pores over the vitamins; Billy Georges scrutinizes Mary’s pass; Evelyn signs up Jane Guth as she displays mourning sign; Peggy, carefree and gay, before she started writing senior summaries; Camelia signals for a fair catch. A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of Nature. R. W. Emerson REMEMBER? The flag waving atop the tail pole ... . The bugle heralding the raising and lowering of Old Glory .... Great mobs of people seething through our worn halls .... The cafeteria where it was a case of the survival of the fittest .... The library where silence prevailed except when our spirits rose .... The Board of Control keeping watch over would-be violators .... Spice and Variety, full of grease paint and haggard jokes . . . . F. A. B. and Tri Sigma initiations in which the pledges wore lisle hose, walked in gutters, and wore pigtails .... The Military Ball carried on with a gay, martial air ... . The joyous Carnival of ’36 .... All the colorful Proms .... Awe-inspiring Christmas Pageants .... Social dancing on Tuesdays when bashful boys were prodded into asking " gurrls” to dance ... . Rose Day, full of hectic fun ... . Strong Emerson School spirit .... Beating Horace Mann in football, year of ’36, after a long series of being beaten The ungraceful faculty donkey basketball game . . . Stretching, yawning, and finally snoozing peace¬ fully in civics and economics .... Miss Leachman’s " Quiet, please” .... Last season’s NIHSC rating .... This season’s memorable Washington of South Bend game .... Wee tots creating an undercurrent that knocked us off our pins .... The courtesy drive by the Booster Committee .... Stirring Pep meetings where we were inspired by rousing talks by faculty members and a view of our proud boys .... Football games where spirit and excitement ruled over cold .... Heated basketball games where overwrought boys let their hot-heads rule .... Losing a friend, Bras .... The mortification of having Miss Ban’s piercing eyes find you without a pass .... Mickey Isley and the Hit Parade for the Farewell of ’39 ... . Dooney’s heckling .... Foot warmers .... These will remain .... so easy to remember .... so hard to forget .... Page One Hundred Fourteen Memory is a scripture written day by day prom the birth of man; all its records full of meanings which open as he lives on. R. W. Emerson Page One Hundred Fifleei FAREWELL We are Grateful to: Vidor Studio, Gary, Indiana Indianapolis tin grating Company, Indianapolis DeLaney Printing Company, Hammond, Indiana Mr. Connors, Miss Sherman, and Mr. Chance of the Emerson faculty Mr. Kenneth Parks of The Gary Post Tribune

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