Emerson High School - Emersonian Yearbook (Gary, IN)

 - Class of 1943

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RIGHT IS MIGHT Student Scoops “Hats Off” Blood Bank Organized Red Cross Gets $64,000 Plus JHICHER TAXES BEAT AXIS Tin Can Roundup “Dear John” Victory Gardens. Planned -tfUNT THAT JUNK Coffee Sales Normal Dick Hall, Poster Winner Programs Fixed For Work SAY WITH VICTORY New Planes Make Angels Gasp Biggest Steel Pay In History Adolph Cew ' ZO Two-Ton Bombs BUY A SHARE IN AMERICA Army Training Compulsory Emerson Block Mothers Meet Billy Dawson Rescues Fisherman LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS Miss Boal’s Class Release Monarchs Bob Preuss OCD Junior Head Femmes In Emerson Shop SAVE . . . SERVE . . . CONSERVE Faculty Rations Fuel Oil And Gas Emerson Piles Scrap Sky-high Mills Stagger Hours UNITED WE WIN Students Cover Teacher Conclave Seniors Lead Honor Roll Seniors Peek At Business World LAKE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY Our day and our year began 8:30, Zuesday, September 9,1942 Emerson High School, Qary, mam 3 31 13 01035 0769 Together we work — Together we win Lockers bang! Sounds of laughter and talking float through the venerable halls of Emerson School. Still early, yet many students arc at school; more, coming. Some rush about in a mad race against time while others, going at a slower gait, produce an actual Niagara of noise by telling jokes, recounting experiences, and talking in a down-to-earth manner concerning their numerous problems. Suddenly above the gay confusion, the clear-cut notes of a bugle ring forth! Immediately all activities cease and silence reigns supreme. Standing at attention while the call echoes throughout the corridors, Emersonians follow a tradition established by Major W. W. Edwards in 1920. Twenty-three years later, 1943, the bugle call,, blown each morning and evening, symbolizes and reaffirms the pledge of youth — to serve the United States unsparingly with every ability and in every capacity. The crystal notes of the bugle fade away, and a new day at ' Emer¬ son has begun! A new day and a new year in which Emersonians work, together, play together, and strive together to be worthy of America, still land of hope. Early in September, this sign above the auditorium door, displaying hundreds of keys, properly opened for us the year with the slogan, " Emerson Keys For Vic¬ tory.” One of our greatest joys was watching the scrap pile grow from a few pounds to 35,000 pounds. The grade school led in this drive under the fine leadership of Major Bob Preuss and Miss Harrison. Registers 312, 309, 211, 316, 113, 52, 308, 207, 204, 310, 302, 209, 217, 103, 123, 101, 131, and 109 do¬ nated money to purchase Red Cross kits for men and women in service overseas. The Roselette Club, spon¬ sored by Mrs. McCarnan, financed and carried this project to completion. Another memorable activity of this war year was the publication of two issues of the " Emerson Courier,” a Christmas number and a Valentine number. This was done by the senior girls of register 3 10 under the splen¬ did initiative and fine skill of Mary Kathrine Lieber, editor. She was assisted by Blanche Predaina, Mary Pitchford, Betty McCubbin, Dorothy Rockhill, Mary Margaret McGuire, Lorraine Robbins, Joann Little, Francis Monroe, Marcy Pfeil, Sadie Sides, Nan Mack, Dorothy Dean Oeth, Mildred Roades, Marilyn Laird, and Mildred Zivonovich. Several hundred copies were sent. Thank-you letters came in from all over the globe. Of these Lt. David Benjamin’s from North Af¬ rica was typical. Wrote he, " Words are inadequate to express my surprise and elation when I discovered the " Emerson Courier” in my mail. It was the first mail I had received in many months.” Register 310 also compiled a roster of Emerson boys and girls in service. The chairman of this activity was Violet Lolich. Sophie Zyha, Rosemary Trivonovich, Ann Panepinto, Mildred Roades, Betty McCubbin, and Eleanor Yankovich formed the committ ee. Although the work was ' not finished, register 310 hopes that some other register will continue the work so that this vital part of Emerson history will be accurate and complete. Parents, teachers, and students rationed cheerfully. The school was glad to welcome many of the alumni who, on this occasion, made their first visit back. New¬ comers to the Emerson neighborhood were introduced to the school by this rationing week. The Emerson rep¬ resentative from the Ration Board 45-3 was Mr. Hilmcr I. Seaburg. Although we all worked, his special lieu¬ tenants were Mr. Spaulding, Mr. Bohn, Mrs. Stoner, and Miss Doyle. As we go to press, we would like to give special pa¬ triotic awards to two of Uncle Sam’s favorite nieces, Marilyn Laird and Miss Hazel Harrison because through their efforts the record of bonds and stamps sold to date stands $37,204.85. Tri Sigma led by Marilyn Laird, Ellen Jean Keirn, Virginia Kelly, Mildred Orgon, and Miss Tappan started selling stamps and bonds soon after school opened. On December seventh, memorial¬ izing Pearl Harbor, $5,484.90 worth of bonds and stamps were purchased with the grade school definitely outdistancing the high school. The peak sale was on Minute Man Day, Tuesday, April 20, when Emerson School subscribed $21,544.35. The Board of Control headed by Frank Roman and Mr. Carlberg assisted in this drive. Again the grade school topped the high school by a margin of $864.75. U. S. Treasurer Mor- genthau sent us an award of honor. Berlin papers please copy. Gestapo, look out for those two gals, Marilyn Laird and Hazel Harrison. Zogether We Ceam, Save, SSKVS, Conserve, Share Louise Di Rc looks at Susannc, glamour doll, one of the many dressed for Christmas baskets. In safety class Coach Klug demonstrates First Aid, assisted by Ed Thompson, Barbara Jones, Sam Auld, and Ted Galka. Blanche Sacketos displaying poster, second place winner. Mike Zakutansky and Marion Person in chemistry. Miss Benscotcr ' s English class preparing the School Page. Virginia Kelly, Donna Lit tle, and Sophie Zyha making Red Cross kits. Lorraine Short and Richard Morley display the day’s calcium. Adrienne Micknih has Rosalie Kelly as a checker and carrier for her balanced meal. In classes, too, we keyed for victory. Because it was nine months after Pearl Harbor—because boys in kha¬ ki, the boys in blue thronged our halls and classrooms urging us to make school count—because many of us had worked during the summer—because the bombers kept zooming in the blue—because the mills belched fire day and night, all of these made us realize we were part of the world conflict and made us start school with a new zest. The three R’s took on new significance when the Army and the Navy said they must be better. The specials—auditorium, physical training, and industrial arts—showed us the way to victory giving us needed skills and maintaining morale. In this war year of 1943 many classes were new for instructor as well as the instructed. Aeronautics dealt with the mechanism and working of the airplane, in¬ troducing the student to pre-flight training demands. In home economics, nutrition and home nursing classes were offered. The nutrition class sponsored many evening demonstrations open to mothers and friends of Emerson. The nursing course included care of the convalescent. Sewing classes, grade and high school, contributed dresses to the Red Cross. The math department conducted refresher courses as well as the regular and the advanced classes. Safety classes stressed first aid, devoting five weeks to general safety instruction and fifteen to first aid. In this year we learned 4tnd we served, together in everything we did. The R.O.T.C. took on many extra duties cheerfully and performed them creditably. Page Seven Zecknical School Enrollment Increases Row I: Remo Aloia, I.’Elio D’Aloisio, Edward Skoro,( Ric hard Salerm £)Alcx Elboar, Frank Corey, James Zillcr, Sam Thomas, Henry Molinaro, James Hiney; Row 2: Mr. Francis J. Garriott, Mrs. Eunice Wake, John Bcllovary, Gus Duriavig, James Vahary, Joshua Iacovetti, Bud Rangeloff, Melvin Waite, Joe Tomchani, Benny Sokolowski, Mr. George Wirt, Mr. Charles Rogers; Row 3: Alex Jackovick, Joe Milchak, Murray Robinson, Joe Brckovich, Eugene Werner; Eight Tech School, now, more than ever, stressed the importance of preparing boys to enter the modern mechanical world. This year’s enrollment increased by ten per cent. Two new courses were offered this year: machine and auto-mechanics. The pro¬ gram this year offered classes five days a week which were open to high school boys who wished to prepare for industry. Besides attending Tech School, many " Tech” boys applied their skill in war indus¬ tries. Upon entering the armed forces many of the boys received special ratings due to their mechanical skill. The Gary Technical School Board was comprised of the members of the Gary School Board. Emerson, Our school, O ' er other schools you’ll always rule. We are Zed Zogether Zkey Pointed Zke Way This year our genial assistant principal, Mr. Bohn, in addition to his numerous duties as supervisor of grade school classes and chief of supplies, has ably led the Gary Schools Principals’ Association. To every defense activity Emerson engineered, Mr. Bohn gave ready support. Not the least of his jobs was that of head air raid warden, in charge of all Gary theatres. Mr. Spaulding, dean of Indiana principals, has been school leader during two war periods, since he has been Emerson principal for thirty-three years. He worked assiduously for all war projects, concentrating particularly on the sale of war bonds. The greatest of his joys this year has been the many letters from students serving in all parts of the world assuring him they remember him and " dear old Emerson.” Kussell O . Pokn Everett J. Spaulding Assistant Principal Principal Hoard of Education Unusual is this Board in that all members have or have had children attending the Gary schools. Lack of substitute teachers, and loss of teachers to war jobs and selective service have made their job dou¬ bly hard. We of Emerson com¬ mend them for the excellent job they have done, and express Parent Council ice is a great teache and many of the parent council 1 ' — L e art of rationi well-learned in the a ir thanks arc due energ] Our th; who gave help. School activities and financ topics of discussion at their m ly meetings. Many parents understand the students’ point more thoroughly Off ice Staff Efficient, amiable, accommodat¬ ing—these describe our office staff. Working steadily and faithfully throughout the year, they were willing helpers at football and bas¬ ketball games, the war stamp and bond sales, and writing recommend¬ ations for boys entering the serv¬ ice. Their task was not an easy one, but they handled it capably. To Math and Commerce Science Seated: ADELE GWINN, mathematics; MABEL KEL¬ LER, mathematics; Standing: DONALD C. CONNER- LF.Y, mathematics; JESSIE PHILLIPS, mathematics; DAISY ROWE, commerce; BERNICE BEELER, com¬ merce; MINNIE TALBOT, mathematics; EVELYN JONES, mathematics. Vladimar Palikucha and Gloria Dalatto arc very intent on that piece of work in typing. FLOYD FLINN, physics; ESTHER TINSMAN, biol¬ ogy; J- J. WARRUM, chemistry; Gcorgic Faye and Ken¬ neth Spurr experimenting, in chemistry. Social Science Seated: HENRIETTA NEWTON, social science; MARY PORTMESS, social science; Standing: HAZEL GRIE- GER, social science; MAMIE WOLBRANDT, social science; MARY BAN, social science; AARON B. CARL- BERG, social science. John Bizancs is carefully ex¬ plaining the graph to the Community Living and Occupation class. Seeing no reason for scrapping any subject, our faculty thought that a war year was a good time to teach anything in the regular curricular better than ever before, l’rograms for students who worked in the mills and the stores were adjusted, and school credit was given tor this work. However, the student had to carry the usual basic subjects. The faculty’s most important job of the year, which they accomplished with their usual success, was making clear to students the program of a nation at war. The slogan, " Learn, Serve, Conserve, Share, and Save” was interpreted and practiced. Ihcre was also the matter of making understandable such vital matters as rationing, wise buying, planned saving, and democratic ideals. Thus " Four Freedoms” became more than a phrase. Although we did not go in for uniforms and special awards, we did align ourselves with the Victory Corps Program. Room 105 was a very popular place this year because all departments showed films. This augmenting of the regular program was very well received. Miss Tappan’s classes prepared a scrapbook giving a comprehensive record of Emerson’s war activities. This received honorable mention in the state contest. The Good Neighbor Policy was promoted in the Language Arts group by the showing of films of Mexico, Central America, and South America. Working with Mr. Bohn and the primary academic leaders, Miss Allen and Mrs. Harris carried on an experiment to determine the effect of formal instruction on read¬ ing readiness test results. A fine report was made with the general conclusion that the results warranted repeating the experiment for a longer period under more favorable conditions. As we go to press, the pros and cons of a 100% promotion are being discussed by faculty and parents. Mr. Bohn, Miss Jones, Miss Elliott, and Mrs. LaDcaux led panel discussions based on the book, Promotion or Failure? by Carleton M. Eawycr. language Arts Industrial Arts Standing: CATHERINE GRF.ENWALD, English; GLADYS PIERCE, English; LEILA DOYLE, librarian; LAI.A TORMOHLEN, English; Seated: ADELE TAP- PAN, English; GRACE BENSCOTER, English; CLAR¬ ISSA SMITH, Latin and English; CLARA REYHER. French and Spanish; ALMA LORTZ, English: MAR¬ JORIE STONER, librarian; NELLIE McCARNAN, English. Harriet Frankowski explains the Romantic Period to the eleventh grade English class. Seated: GEORGE WIRT, auto shop; JOHN HAR¬ RISON. art; CHARLES ROGERS, foundry; FRANCIS J. GARRIOTT. aviation and auto shop. Standing: BERTHA ADF., clothing; CHRISTINE HAYES, foods; CLARA NILSSON, clothing; EUNICE WAKE. Tech¬ nical School; ARTHUR MOWBRAY, manual training; OTTO N. YEAGER, mechanical drawing; MARTHA SHERMAN, art; GERTRUDE STRATFORD, foods. The inside of the kiln fascinates Evan Evans and Emma Marmolcjo. Here ' s faculty Participation Record IN SERVICE Lt. (j.g.) Harold Connelly Ensign Esther File Ensign Edward Moore Corporal Charles J. Wise Bonds and Stamps 100 % Rationing 100 % Teaching War Cours 20 % Home Nursing Cours 10 % Teaching and Taking First Aid 50% Block Mothers 5% Civilian Defense Jobs 25% Air Raid Wardens 6 % Taking Professional courses 15% Red Cross Knitting 20 % Red Cross Kits Special Defense Job 10 % Red Cross Campaign 100 % Community Chest and War Drive 100 % Others 65% We will link your name With fairness, honor and with fame. We Played Zoyether Curtains, Ogkts, fiction The focus of interest in this picture is easy to note —Hats Off,” an operetta on the life of John Jaul Jones— Gavel Club The ultimate honor for which every student in the Speech and " l3rama Department at Emerson strives is an invitation for membership to the National Masque and Gavel Club. Miss Hazel Harrison has headed this organization in the state of Indiana since 19J6. In order to attain membership, the student must meet the following requirements: be a graduating senior; have the requirements for a vocational diploma in auditorium; have earned 60 points in extra-curricular auditorium, and finally the student must have the unanimous approval of the auditorium faculty. Nine aspiring Thespians achieved this honor. They were Bettie Beddingficld, Geraldine Boswell, Jack Bryan, Candida Garcia, Chester Henson, Edward Madden, Leo Noe, Cecil Oliver, and Phyllis Underwood. A banquet was given in their honor by the charter members of the society. It was held in the school cafeteria on May 25, 1943. There the new members were formally initiated and presented with pins bearing the masque and gavel. Dramatic Class Emerson students who wish to live creatively have taken advantage of the many opportunities offered by the Senior Dramatic Class. Ably guided by Miss Margaret D. Paul, this class developed a taste for fine literature. Not only does Dramatic Class serve as a pleasant diversion from daily studies, but it is beneficial in building persona.icy. The class calendar was a busy one, including individual skits and group work. Among group undertakings were The Little Minister, The Bond Between, Guns Against the Snow, Midwinter Nightmare, Everyman, and radio programs. Some individual skits were Androcles and the Lion, Belong, The Pied Piper, Arsenic and Old Lace, and Mary Queen of Scotland. Work was done by committee organization. The class held tryouts for new members at the beginning of the second semester and took in four. They were Louis Cina, Doris McDaniels, June Blecharczyk, and Betty Poulis. Page Twenty Auditorium Council The auditorium council, popularly elected, was organized to maintain the standards set up for auditorium activities. Different council groups were in charge of each class period. Some of the group leaders were Richard Swan, Eugene Miller, Beverly Fenton, Tim Sullivan, Cecil Oliver, Helen Reynolds, Patricia Tidwell, and Donna Richards. This council was organized and inaugurated by Miss Hazel Har- Senior Stunt ' Day Another of Emerson’s traditions is Senior Stunt Day which, this year, was on June 4. On this day, the Seniors in 2:15 auditorium prepared a skit to present an audience filled with graduates and guests. This performance has imitations of the highlights of the past four years beginning with the Freshman Frolic and including such events as the Sophomore Hop, Junior Rose Day, social club initiations, Junior Prom, and the Junior Aptitude Test. These are presented satirically and bring back fond memories. r-g ZkeKat by Mary R. Rinehart and Avery Hopwood presented by The Senior Class of Emerson High School Cornelia Van Gorder WILMALEE DANSKIN BETTIE BEDD1NGFIELD Dale Ogden PHYLLIS UNDERWOOD MADONNA EDWARDS Elizabeth Allen CANDIDA GARCIA JOAN CAGE Billy LOUIS CINA Home Coming Dance Committee: Jerry Boswell, Chrm., Sadie Sides, George Mihal, Mary Finan, Leo Noe, Frank Irvine, Irene Vargo, Dorothy Oeth, Rose¬ mary Trivonovich, Ann Panepinto, Bertha Lodney, Sophie Zyha, Lena Zinanni, Nan Mack. Brooks JACK BRYAN ED THOMPSON Dr. Wells..EDWARD MADDEN Anderson LEO NOE Richard Fleming TONY RONDINELLI Reginald Bcresford CHESTER HENSON An Unknown Man CECIL OLIVER Ushers: Rosemary Trivonovich, Head Usher, Marilyn Laird, Mary J. McNeeley, Lorraine Robbins, Joann Litttle, Ellen J. Keirn, Ann Panepinto, Doris Nikchc- vich, Marilyn Quinn, Dorothy Baess. Prone: Tony Rondinclli; Front: Wilmalcc Danskin, Joan Cage, Cecil Oliver, Jack Bryan, Leo Noe, Louis Cina, Ches¬ ter Henson, Beverly PeTir, James Pcsdan; Back: Charles Gucmple, Marcia Smolensky, Candida Garcia, Edward Thomp¬ son, Bcttic Bcddingficld, Kenneth Spurr. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Kendall From novel of Jane Austen Presented by the Junior Class on March 26 , 1943 Mr. Bennct Jane. Elizabeth Lady Catherine Mary Lydia Charllote Lucas Lady Lucas GWYNNE MAXWELL .... ROSE GOLDMAN SHIRLEY OWEN DOROTHY PUINTI SHIRLEY ALTER WITZ AURELIA GAWLIK .DOROTHY GIBBONS PAT COLEMAN ...FRANCES SMOTHERS Mr. Collins. . .HARRY JOHNSON Hill .ROSE M. KEILMAN Mr. Bingley .ROBERT KARVER Mr. Darcy BOB JOHNSON Miss Bingley MARION PERSON Mrs. Bennet JEULENE REED Mr. Wickham ...DAVID EVANS Director .Miss Paul Student Directors—Rose Goldman, Shirley Alterwitz, and Shirley Owen. Costumes — Eulene Reed, Marion Person, Frances Smothers. Properties—Aurelia Gawlik, Patricia Coleman. Stage Crew—Bob Johnson, Bob Berkau, Earle Moore, Jack Owen. Program Chairman—Zoe George. General Manager—Helen Reynolds. Make-Up—Senior Dramatic Class Zhc Charm School by Alice Miller and Robert Milton Presented by the Sophomore Class Austine Bevans CHESTER BOKICH David MacKenzic KENNETH McCALL George Boyd MIKE COUTOUZIS Jim Simpkins DONALD JANNEY BOB EL WOOD Homer Johns ERNEST KOENIG Miss Hays CAROLYN LOCKE ALICE PINKOWSKI Miss Curtis... CONSUELO GARCIA ENID MOISE Sally Boyd ANNA BELLE REILY Elise Binidocti-JELAINE GLENN Muriel Doughty .ADELINE KUCHTA BETTY STEAGALL Ethel Spclvin----ELAINE RUBIS Alex Mericer---.DORIS McDANIELS Lillian Strafford WANDA CHAJA Madge Kent-BETTY JONES Postman.CHARLES FLETCHER Director—Mrs. Susan Daley Student Directors—Dolores Hile, Theresa Motto General Manager—Helen Brickley Ticket Chrm.—Wanda L. Phillips Head Usher—Patricia Fisch Publicity Chrm.—Shirley Crowe BOLERO CRAZY COMEBACKS SEVEN SWEET BEAUTIES LE MAITRE A LA MODE THREE LITTLE SISTERS PIANO SOLO MIDWINTER NIGHTMARE DAT WATER MELON Upper left picture: Cou- touzis and Barrick. Upper right picture: Hampton and Chaja. Lower picture: Banker, Beddingheld, and Owen. 5 P J e £ Page Twenty-six VIOLIN SOLO W HITE CHRISTMAS ADAGIO DANCE TWINKLING TWIRLERS ACCORDION SOLOS THE SPIRIT OF 1942 MARY’S VICTORY GARDEN A CAPPELLA CHOIR V A K e z V Upper left picture: Un- Upper right picture: Bcddingfield and Noe. Lower picture: Top row: Bizanes, Oliver, Gold¬ man, and Stanko. Second row: Pesdan, Madden, Edwards, Rey¬ nolds, Motto, and Bailey. Third row: Grakey, Lowe, Donahue, and Skorich. Fourth row: Hampton, Townslcy, Gucmplc, Cal¬ houn, Oljace, Laird, Un¬ derwood, and Chaja. Page Twenty-seviu We Cannot Standing: Nan Mack, Bill Jacoby, Jeanne Anderson, Blanche Sacketos- Franccs Smothers; Kneeling: Miss Sayers. Qlee Club J Cappella The A Cappella Choir is a coed singing group of selected voices chosen by Miss Grace Sayers, director. Miss Sayers organized the choir in 1930, and similar groups have subsequently been initiated in the other Gary high schools. Emerson’s A Cappella has been in popular demand and has won recognition throughout the city. The choir cooperated in the Christmas Pageant and " Everyman.” The officers of this organization who have led the choir in the past year were: Nan Mack, president; Chester Henson, vice-presi¬ dent; Frances Smothers, girls’ treasurer; Bill Jacoby, boys’ treasurer; Blanche Sacketos, girls’ librarian; Bill Jacoby, boys’ librarian. The Glee Club is an all-girl choir. Membership is attained through tryouts held at the beginning of each year. Its outstanding presentation of the year was the " Bolero” given for the Emerson " Spice and Variety.” The Glee Club also partici¬ pated in the Christmas Pageant. The officers of the Club were: President, Phyllis Banker; Vice- President, Dorothy Oeth; Treasurer, Mary Pitchford; Librarians, Toula Veikos and Dorothy Lewandowski. Thirty Win Without a Song fir 3.A.K. We Mad Jun Every other Monday at 4:00 o’clock in room 211, the Latin Club members held their meetings. Most of that time was spent making joke books for men in service. The Army Station Hospital in Chicago was the destination for these books. All of them were made. ' under the guidance of Miss Smith, sponsor. Offi¬ cers this year were President, Robert Cannon; Vice President, Mary Wolfington; Secretary, Pat Walker; Treasurer, Bob Moise. F.A.B. is the oldest social club at Emerson. Mrs. Pierce was again the faculty advisor. The purpose is chiefly social. Activities started early in the summer with the annual cottage outing at Miller. Later a pic¬ nic was held at the lake. After school convened, in October, the girls had the traditional Freshman Tea to orient freshman girls. In addition they sponsored a Victory Dance, a candy sale, and a spaghetti supper. The girls offered their services to the many war organizations and helped to boost the Goodfellow Fund with a contribution of $5. Selling War Bonds and Stamps have kept the mem¬ bers of Tri Sigma busy, but they found time to have theater parties, a candy sale, a dance, and formal initiation held in the home of the president, Mary Pitchford. They were good Samaritans at Thanks¬ giving, delivering a basket of food to a needy family. The purpose of the club is to be a big sister to freshmen. Miss Tappan took the responsibility as spon¬ sor some years ago and continued to do so this year. Glenn Miller, Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, and many others furnished the music for dancing February 19, 1943, recordings of course. The Tri Sigma-F.A.B. Farewell Dance was the occasion. Dancing was pre¬ ceded by a banquet for the members of the two clubs. Pink, blue and white were the colors used in decorating the gym and cafeteria. Wilmalee Danskin, president of F.A.B., and Mary Pitchford, president of Tri Sigma, and their escorts led the grand march at 9 o’clock. Dancing continued until 11:30 at which time the girls said farewell to social club activities. The underclass girls also have their social club at Emerson, the Roselette. This season’s activities were slow in starting because they lacked a sponsor, until Mrs. McCarnan replaced Miss Jones. Members made a register campaign for nickels to help fill Red Cross kits. Roselette girls equipped 24 kits. April 9, 1943, was their farewell event, when they, too, had a dance. The war did not stop the Hi-Y. Even with their president, Elmer Eckstrom, in the Army and the mem¬ bership decreasing because of the boys leaving for the armed services, the club still goes on. Initiation was one of the outstanding events of the year. Among other things, there was a party on New Year’s, and a spring dance with ten percent of the receipts going to the Red Cross fund. A basket of toys was delivered to the children in the T.B. Sanitarium. Ping-pong and basketball provided entertainment for the boys after business, meetings. Their basketball team won a tourna¬ ment league at the Y.M.C.A. Learning to speak simple Spanish; studying the peo¬ ple and their customs; fostering good feeling between Spanish-speaking people—these are the purposes of the Spanish Club. Mrs. Reyher, Spanish instructor, is the sponsor. Meetings were conducted mostly in Spanish on a convenient Wednesday of each month. Guest speakers, movies, and contests were featured. Spanish songs and games were much enjoyed. Row 1: Albert Weiss, Rob¬ ert Mann, John Plunkett, Robert Crane; Row 2: Bob Morse, Richard Vrtikapa, Ray Santona, Mrs. Reyher; Robert Hodges, Leland Pen- rod; Row 3: i i Bucko. Delight DcVine, Lois Jan- nasch, Patricia Coleman, nasch, Patricia Coleman, Lucy Shabaz, Bessie Panti- nas, Norma Aronson, Dan Ciarfaglifc; Row 4: Mary Churchia, Evelyn Halvatgis, Jane Ann Legg. Enid Moise, Ruth Anne Waite, Char¬ lotte Darding. Page T hirty-three Zke Reserve Of fleers Zraimg Left picture top: Sgts. Cecil Johnson « Walter Cook, PvtOSifrecl Mecklenberg; Lower: Lr. Col. Chauncey Hayden and Sgt. Herschel Sfeuders; Right picture, standing: Sgt. Cecil Johnson, Lieuts. Charles Wardrip, James Ferguson, Kenneth Kcever, Charles Guemple, John, Eloflf and Pvt. Mecklenberg. Seated: Lt. Col. Edward Madden, Major Henry Gordon, Captains Cecil Oliver and Merle Strasburg. We (jladlij Serve The mission of the R.O.T.C. is to qualify the student as a leader whether in peace or in war, to help prepare him to discharge his duties as a citizen, and to awaken in him an appreciation of the obligations of citizenship. Students who complete the course, according to their own abundant testimony, secure personal benefits which are invaluable to them in their occupations. They are better citizens because they have had inculcated an understanding of the responsibilities of citizenship. They realize more fully that the benefits their own generation enjoys were secured by the sacrifices made by their predecessors. This year all physically fit Sophomores became new recruits in accordance with the new ruling of the Board of Education. They literally poured into the vacant ranks made by last year’s graduating Seniors. Old 1903 Springfields were exchanged for wooden and plastic imitations which proved mighty awkward at first. Class periods were spent in various ways by the R.O.T.C. cadets. The new cadets studied military courtesy, divers methods of sanitation and first aid, citizenship, and rifle marksmanship. There was a scarcity of second year cadets, but they were taught rifle marksmanship, military organization, tactical training in scouting and patroling, and our military policy as determined by the National Defense Act of 1920. The sea¬ soned veterans were instructed in the technique of rifle fire, map reading, characteristics of weapons,-and the combat training of the squad, platoon, and company. In addition, all R.O.T.C. cadets participated in the daily calisthenics and drill. At least once a week they saw motion pictures produced by the Signal Corps concerning infantry training. R.O.T.C. cadets were also used as hall guards whenever possible. Tribune Medals were awarded this year by Mr. Phillip Maxwell, representing a Chicago publisher. Merle Strasburg was awarded the gold medal as the outstanding third year cadet; Thomas Thompson, outstanding second year cadet; and Harold Rickard, outstanding first year cadet. On February 11, Lieutenant Colonel Chauncey Hayden commissioned the perma¬ nent officers for the year. Edward Madden, a dynamic and forceful commander, was Jmade Lieutenant Colonel. Henry Gordon was placed second in command of the Emerson R.O.T.C. as major. Captains Cecil Oliver and Merle Strasburg were com¬ missioned in charge of Companies A and B, respectively. John Eloff, James Ferguson, and Charles Wardrip were commissioned as Lieutenant Adjutants to assist the com¬ manding officers. Lieutenants Charles Guemple, Steve Gajewski, Kenneth Keever, and Tony Rondinelli are the platoon leaders in both companies. Left picture: Card from Bob Emerson (U.S. Navy); Top row, left: Lcland Penrod, L Henry Jaske, Sgt. C. W. Johnson; Kneeling: Harold Rickard, Paul Stanko; Upper i Rickard, Thomas Thompson, Merle Strasberg, Mr. Philip Maxwell. Bottom Row, left: Eugene Weiss, Russell Pendleton, Leland Penrod, Keith Fink, Chester Bokich, Bob- Rottenberg, Thomas Thompson, Harold Rickard, Melvin Tippcy, Mike Mihal, Joe Donahue; Lt. Kecvec leading platoon in calisthenics; Steve Kokos, Louis Magrames, Eddie Pado, Lt. Tony Rondinclli. The Emerson R.O.T.C. rifle team was really at " Home on the Range” this year. The team included: Major Henry Gordon, Second Sergeant Henry Jaske, third-year cadets Paul Stanko, and second-year Cadets Harold Rickard and Leland Penrod. In “ structor Sergeant Johnson rated Major Gordon as the best shot in the Gary R.O.T.C. Gordon shot 767 points out of a possible 800 points, and he represented Emerson in the Hearst Trophy rifle matches. These five cadets fired in the Fifth Corps Area matches and placed second which permitted them to shoot in the National Champion¬ ship. Sharpshooter medals were awarded to them. The R.O.T.C. sponsored several dances to buy shooting coats for the rifle team which is the best equipped in the city. The annual Military Ball was held early in May and was attended by about 500 couples. Because of the large number attending, the Ball was held at the Armory. The Military Ball was followed by Federal Inspection the last part of May. It was conducted by a commissioned army officer from the Fifth Service Command. Sergeant Cecil W. Johnson was Emerson’s chief instructor succeeding Sergeant Cook. Under Johnson’s guidance and instruction, the Emerson R.O.T.C. moved defi¬ nitely forward. Forseeing the war, Sergeant Johnson entered the Army at Fort Harrison in March, 1939, as a private and worked his way up to a sergeant in February, 1941. He has been decorated three times for service and rifle marksmanship. The third year instruction was under the guidance of Sgt. Hershel Souders who entered the army as a private, at Fort Logan, Colorado, in June, 1917. During his twenty-six years of service he has constantly been a non-commissioned officer. Sgt. Souders left Gary February 22, 1943, to assume new duties, in the Indianapolis R.O.T.C. unit. Emerson cadets, sorrowfully said goodbye to " One of the Best.” Sergeant Walter Cook started off the year as the chief-instructor at Emerson but was called away to active service in November. He excelled as a pistol coach and served in Hawaii. Sergeant Cook joined the Army in 1927 and was at Emerson school for two years. In November, Private Alfred Mecklenburg took Sergeant Cook’s place as in¬ structor of the second-year cadets. He was a student at Ohio State University before entering the Army at Fort Harrison. Private Mecklenburg is a fine addition to the instructional staff. Page Thirty-seve Zke Bands Play On In these lists names ate placed in order of their achievement, with first name occupying first chair. BOYS’ BAND: 1ST CLARINET: Henry Gordon (pres.), Gordon Gerbick, Merle Strasberg, Leland Penrod, Jack Parry, Charles Wardrip (asst, mgr.). Jack Bryan. 2ND CLARINET: Darrell Krouse, Martin Landis. John King, Allan Combs, James Nonus, Allen Flicshman. 3RD CLARINET: Bob Dawson, Ted Szos- tek, David Necco, Bob Boone, Bob Hodges, James Ronchi, Bill Platis, Tom Hampton, Ernie Brunty. ALTO CLARINET: Louis Vidal, Norman Robinson. BARITONES: Jim Hilton, Willard Holmes, Cecil Cutler. TROMBONE: Lee Thrasher, Dorothy Oeth, Ray Flanegan, Art Steen, Edward Steen, Robert Shcsler, Gerry Goldman, James Fox, Charles Fletcher. SOLO CORNET: Sheldon Green (vice-pres.), Ned Miller, Eugene Griffith, Gene Riegler. FIRST CORNET: Keith Fink, Bob Swanson, Jack Wilczynski, Willard Holmes, John Dolatowski. SECOND CORNET: Don Felts (asst, lib.), Rudy Romischer, Bill Connor, Sam Sargis, Ronald Brown. THIRD CORNET: William McBride, George Walsmith, Cushman Lincback, John Fahcrty (prop.), George Stanley. BASSES: Bob Johnson. Chet Henson, Bob Berkau, Don Bondreau, Carl Dickerson. ' TENOR SAXOPHONE: Charles Wardrip. ALTO SAXOPHONE: Art Benjamin, Constantine Theoharis. PICCOLOS: Charles Vargo, Robert Alger, Bonnie Mac Gardner. FLUTES: Charles Vargo, Robert Alger, Bonnie Mae Gardner. FRENCH HORNS: Thomas Haslctt (lib.), Toula Veikos, Bob Burger. BASS DRUM: Richard Kasper. DRUMS: Charles Gucmple (prop.), Angeline Escudero, Bill MacLeod, Bruce Cowen, Richard Bonick. ORCHESTRA: 1ST VIOLINS: Harold Altcrwitz, Robert Kaplar, John Raysses, Richard Oljace, Louis Magramcs, Faye Behr, Lois Dunsworth, Oscar Altcrwitz, Jack McLaughlin (sect.), Robert Crane, (can Beau¬ champ, Nick Karras. Richard Hilc, Louis Kamporis. 2ND VIOLINS: Donald Olejace, Callcroy ’ Coutouzis, Margaret Kozak, Melvin Roth, Gladys Surowiec (asst, mgr.), Louisa Di Re, Mary Lou Heller, Consuelo Garcia, Michael Coutouzis, Michael Maragos, Frank Brudnachowski, Donald Nikchevich, Catina Coutouzis, Irene Davis, James Halvatgis, Elaine Metaxcs, Tom Hampton. CELLOS: Phyllis Banker (pres.), Mary Pierce, Helen Miller, Frances Smothers, Peter Ilinkovich, Janette Coros, Myrtle Reaves, Ruth Wolf. CLARINETS: Bob Moise Tbirly-eight And the Orchestra Zoo (prop.), Barbara l’rokop, Ruth Anne Waite, Beverly Trenary, James Nonus. SAXOPHONES: Martha Hannan (vicc-prcs.). FRENCH HORN: Tom Haslett (lib.), Toula Vcikos (mgr.), Stockton Co wen. DRUMS: George Alexander. FLUTES: Sara Garner, Dorothy Lcwandowski. TROMBONES: Fred Schicb (pub.), Rob¬ ert Sheslar, Roberta Polan, Edward Steen. BASSES: Marion Babilla, Harrietc Mcriclc (prop.), Irene Mctaxes, Rudolph Coker, Harry Dillen, Bill Schramm, Betty Randall. VIOLAS: Patricia Hansen, Betty Gaynor, Helen Patselis (lib.), Tom Benson. PIANO: Dorothy Davis. TRUMPETS: Eddie Oljacc, Helen Magramcs, Karrel Stevens. BASSOON: Alora Wagner. GIRLS’ BAND: 1ST CLARINET: Jeanne Anderson (mgr.), Barbara Prokop, Mary Louise Whiteside, Alice Austin (asst, sect.), Elaine Glenn, Jane Ann Lcgg, Lois Wardrip, Beatrice Trimble. 2ND CLARINET: Geraldine Brudd (prop.), Agnes McConnell, Betty Hamilton, Jean Frisckorn, Genevieve Zajack, Helen Fidler. 3RD CLARINET: Maryanne Reid, Anne Parthun, Bernice Grakcy, Josephine Fernandez, Margaret Lowe, Helen Donahoe, Dolores Hile, Toula Vlisides, Virginia Goodwin. ALTO CLARINET: Patricia Fisch, Rosemary Felts. SAXOPHONE: Martha Hannan (lib.), Adeline Kuchta, Bernice Miecznykowski, Helen Miller. SO¬ PRANO SAXOPHONE: Hanora Sullivan. FLUTES: Mary Ann Gordon, Pauline Titak, Dorothy Lcwandowski, Mary Thanos, Joan Lincoln, Helen Lieber. CORNETS: Beryl Fuller, Betty Ashby (sect.), Betty Babilla, Norma Rodgerson, Betty, Gaynor, Angeline Cappony, Callcroy Coutouzis, Louisa Di Re. TROMBONE: Dor ¬ othy Octh (pres.), Esqueline Burton, Elmerta Fletcher (prop.), Margaret Keirn, Rosemary Crumley. BAS¬ SOONS: Alora Wagner, Shirley Fidler. DRUMS: Joan Kerlin (vice-pres.), Donna Butts, Angeline Escudcro (pub.), Rose Margaret Keilman, Mary Jayne McNeeley (asst, lib.), Carolyn Locke, Dolores, Barrick. BARI¬ TONE: Doris Reaves, Winifred Kcntopp. BASSES: Helen Magramcs (asst, mgr.), Sue Umplcby, Barbara Smith, Betty Roush. HORNS: Phyllis Miller, Evelyn Halvatgis, Marianne Pctrakos. Mrs. Sheets, Dorothy Octh, and Mr. Warren congratulate themselves on the success of the Girls Band Dinner. Nine of the students held outside jobs, working an average of 18 hours per week. The average pro¬ gram of the Honor Society students totalled 23 points, while the average number of graduation points earned by February, 1943, was 14.8. Four honor society students served on the Board of Con¬ trol, and seven, on the annual staff. The Emerson Honor Society further shows its leadership by the three senior boys, the highest R.O.T.C. officers in school. Edward Madden was Lieut. Colonel; Henry Gordon, Major; and Cecil Oliver, Captain. Those elected to membership the first semester of ’42-’43 were Robert Moise, Mary Wolfington, Char¬ lotte, Darding, Martha Hannan, Eugene Weiss, Jane Colley, and Ralph Robinson. The twelve students accepted the second semester included Leo Roth, Phyllis Miller, Eulenc Reed, Phyllis Saffron, June Townsley, Clara Meneakis, Patricia Walker, Blanche Sacketos, Virginia Dwyer, Richard Shcdlak, Cath¬ erine Coveris, and Bill Randall. Characteristic of the Honor Society is service, and the members reflect it. Several bonds have been purchased this year which will be added to the Scholarship Fund. They also published the Last Will and Testament which was presented to the Senior Class on class day, according to tradition. The officers for 1942-1943, who worked with Miss Hazel Greiger, sponsor, are president, Edward Madden; vice-president, Candida Garcia; treasurer, Henry Gordon; secretary, Mary Kathrine Liebcr. The Senior Honor Society Council included Miss Tinsman, Mr. Warrum, Mrs. Pierce, Miss Benscoter, Miss Talbot, Mr. Connerly, and Mr. Spaulding. Zkaj bolstered the budget " Sweet” sellers are what we fondly call the girls who participated in the candy sale for the benefit of the Emersonian. Their task was no easy one since the war emergency made a distinct difference in the kind and amount of sweets to be had. The success of the sale, for it was a success, was due to the energetic work of Miss Mary Ban, faculty sponsor, and her dependable and trustworthy aids. Miss Ban had two able assistants, Pauline Titak and Rose Goldman, during the first ten weeks cf the candy sale. These two girls promptly, every morning, prepared the booth for selling, and in the evening they collected and neatly placed the candy in boxes for use in the morning again. Candida Garcia and Ruth Heath were selected as assistants for the latter part of the candy sale which began February 15, 1943. The sale of candy carried through a twenty-week period separated into ten-week sections per semester. v Page Foriy-thrc fto 48 Mour Week for Us EDWARD MADDEN, co-editor MILDRED ZIVONOVICH, co-editor Jeanne Anderson First Sem. Ass’t Bus. Mgr. Joan Cage Senior Pictures, Copy, Typing Jane Colley Identifications, Typing, Copy Catherine Coveris Copy, Scrapbook Wilmalee Danskin Copy, Dummy Layout Marilyn Fink Copy, Typing Zoe George Staff Photographer Ellen Jean Keirn Picture Schedules, Senior Copy " To have or not to have?” That was the ques¬ tion. After three weeks of suspense, worry, and more suspense, the decision was " to have.” The 1943 Emersonian was Faculty approved. Immedi¬ ately the cry was to take orders, meet the goal, and surpass previous records. " Veni, vidi, vici!” Total¬ ling 599 books and 156 padded cover?, we did out¬ sell all others. George Nabhan walked away with sales honors by selling 73 books. Our leaders were the best. Edward Madden and Mildred Zivonovich were co-editors. Phyllis Under¬ wood, Jeanne Anderson, and Mary Kay Lieber managed the business. Art editor was Louis Cina. If you saw your sponsor’s orchid notes on the bulletin board, you know about the rest of us. It is tradi¬ tional with us that each staff member does his bit in selling and producing the book. PHYLLIS UNDERWOOD, business manager LOUIS CINA, art editor Mary Kay Lieber Copy, Ass’t Bus. Mgr. Bertha Lodney Scrapbook, Staff Photographer Bob Moise Lay-out Crew, Basketball Copy George Nabhan Associate Member, Star Salesman Walter Petrovich. Lay-out Crew, Football Copy Dorothy Ruinti Copy, Typing Aaron Reames Class Lay-outs, Copy Patricia Walker Lay-out Crew, Copy On October 19, 1942, we attended a press con¬ ference sponsored by the Horace Mann staff. Mr. William Dooley of Notre Dame was the chief speaker at the banquet. The clinic sessions before the dinner were very profitable and well attended. Our faith in Santa Claus had a new lease on life when Leonard Predaina of the Navy brought us two dozen flash bulbs the day before the Christ¬ mas holiday started. Anshell Rackoff and Blanche Predaina snapped for us. Allen Fleishman gave us a snap which you will find on the football lettermen page. Ann Bucko, Andy Mihal, and Dick Hall drew for us. For financial assistance we are particularly grate¬ ful to Miss Ban and her candy sellers, the Social Committee, the Senior Class, and the Booster Com¬ mittee. Page forty-fa Students Choose Student Hule The Board of Control, Emerson’s student government organization, is composed of representatives elected in the preceding May. Frank Roman, president, with the efficient sponsorship of Mr. Carlberg, has accomplished many worthwhile projects. Representative achievements of this group were a Community Chest Drive, the com¬ memorative monument of the Work-Study-Play System, and contributions toward the war effort by boosting all stamp drives and backing all school war efforts. forty-six The Scholarship Committee was ably led by Ed¬ ward Madden with the cooperation of the faculty advisor, Miss Minnie Talbot. Scholarship register worked to bring their register standing for decreased Creating school spirit is the purpose of the Booster Committee. This peppy group, guided by Phyllis Banker, is responsible for our " solid” cheerleaders and the promotion of all school events. With sorrow they saw Miss File, their former sponsor, leave to serve her country in the W.A.V.E.S. However, her place was competently filled by Miss Newton, or¬ ganizer extraordinary. Social Committee members were called the morale builders because they sponsored such successful dances as the R.O.T.C.; Christmas Dance; the An¬ nual Benefit Dance; the Football Victory Dance; andF.A.B. - Tri Sigma Farewell Dance. In addition they had purchased $100 in War Bonds in March. The yearbook staff’s morale was considerably bol¬ stered by receiving $50 from the Social Committee. Jane Colley and Miss Reynolds led the group. Good citizenship and hall order are the goals of the Building and Grounds Committee. This com¬ mittee is composed of the eight head hall guards with Art Gerometta, chairman. The new plan of using R.O.T.C. boys as hall guards has proved very successful for the military is unmoved by pleading. Emersonians owe a great deal to Miss Ban, faculty sponsor, and the committee, for reasonably quiet halls. Page Forty-sc Each one, Oh, Emerson Will stand by you till time is done. We Cheered Zogetker WILLIAM KLUG Although new at Emerson, Coach Klug is a product of our own Steel City, being a graduate of Horace Mann. He led the frosh football team through a perfect sea¬ son, no defeats or ties. He lavished all his talent on the perfecting of the basketball team. In this, his first year, he coached the team to the first place position in the Western H.I.H.S.C., an outstanding accom¬ plishment. His keen sense of humor and winning ways have won him as many friends as his coaching ability has won fans. Congratulations, Coach Klug, on the grand start you’ve made at Emerson! ARTHUR J. ROLFE The best thing that hit Gary fifteen years ago was the arrival of Arthur J. Rolfe as head football mentor at Emerson. He hails from Anaconda, Montana, and is an alumni of Carleton College, class of 1918. We hope to have him here when we send Junior to school. During his tu¬ toring of " gridiron maul,” Rolfe has coached many outstanding teams. His firm belief in physical fitness, exercised in his class rooms, carries over and pays dividends in contest battles. Commenting on the ’42 football season, Coach Rolfe is of the opin¬ ion that, " We should’ve won the State Championship! ” HAROLD CONNELLY Although Coach Connelly left us early in November to join the United States Navy, he has not been forgotten. The fel¬ lows will always remember his super chalk talks and the inimitable mathematical proc¬ esses by which he figured the outcome of track meets. The reserve football team plunging through the season with an un¬ blemished record was another sample of Connelly’s coaching ingenuity. Lt. Con¬ nelly is making as great a success of his Navy career as he did with his coaching job at Emerson. Some day soon we hope to hear Coach Connelly’s voice echoing throughout the gymnasium calling the boys together for calisthenics. Zomado Did Tight RESERVES VARSITY FROSH We Opponent They We Opponent They We Opponent T hey 14 Tolleston 0 20 Proviso 0 28 Tolleston 0 19 Froebel 7 20 Tolleston 0 35 Froebel 0 19 Lew Wallace 0 27 Hammond 0 23 Morton 6 6 Horace Mann 0 Washington, 21 Horace Mann 0 25 Wirt 14 19 E. C. 20 19 Froebel 0 14 Froebel 12 21 Lew Wallace 6 Rockford, 13 Illinois 12 13 Lew Wallace 0 12 Horace Mann 7 Roosevelt, Gary 0 Reserves Starting the season with ; willing squad of football of the Golden by pasting tough Team scoring was boys with the proper Bringing the war war, of course), Eme Roman proved his abil ing 13 points via the ground route. Encountering the Wildcats of Hammond in next affray, the Terrific Tornado tamed them to the tunc of 27-0, making it the third consecutive white¬ wash chalked up by the Tornado. October 2, 1942, was a memorable day in the annals of Emersonia, because on that day Emerson literally lost the state championship to Washington of East Chicago by a score of 20-19. The boys fought to the end with the outcome in doubt till the final gun. Meeting the Blue Devils of Froebel almost proved fatal, but thanks to the placements of George Mi- hal, the Tornado was able to edge Frobcl, 14-12. Touchdowns by Settle and Swan helped provide the payoff punch. Froebel played its best game of the season, but it wasn’t quite good enough. Defeating highly touted West Rockford of Illi¬ nois 13-12, the Tornado increased its prestige as a powerful aggregation. After a scoreless first half, the Golden Tornado came roaring back in the third quarter to score 13 points and an ultimate victory over arch-rival Lew Wallace. The score was 13-0, but facts and figures show that the Tornado scored a one-sided victory. Page Fifty-two Jwsk The Rolfemen virtually cinched the city title by- defeating the tough Horsemen of Horace Mann 12-7. Touchdowns by Schieb and Biernat along with the superb line play oiled the skids for Mann. Winding up a highly successful season by defeat¬ ing Roosevelt of Gary 19-0, the Golden Tornado emerged City Champ and Runnerup in the NIHSC. This season marked Emerson’s 25 th year of grid¬ iron warfare, and the 15 th under Coach Rolfe. The Tornado won eight games and lost one. However, by virtue of its excellent record, Emerson was awarded third place in the state rankings. The varsity wasn’t the only big gun at Emerson, however, for the Reserves and Frosh posted im¬ pressive wins and wiped the season’s slate clean with no defeats or ties. The annual Football Banquet was held in the school cafeteria December 15, 1942. Stanley Wel- lence and Bill Biernat were elected co-captains for 1943. The main attractions were eating and talk¬ ing football. Talking football placed a poor second, however. Trophies were awarded the Golden Tor¬ nado for being City Champs and Runnerup in the NIHSC. We Soost Em and Mow PHYLLIS k ’ ) We Say, Zeam Count ' Em Out! We’ve Cotta Zeam Page Fofly-four Zltey Mad Jt Coming RUSSELL BAILEY One of the best ends in the state. WILLIAM BIERNAT Can heave a pigskin with the best! DAN CIARFALGIA Typical of Emerson guards, fast shifty, and tough. JAMES COROS Small and mighty guard who has speed. GEORGE COSTLEY An up-and-coming Sophomore. ALEX DANSKIN Strong lineman, especially on defense. ART GEROMETTA All round tough lineman, good on offense and defense. JOHN HOVANEC Accurate center; strong on pass defense. FRANK IRVINE Efficient manager who carried the team through. BOB JOSEPH Tough, but oh, so gentle. MANUEL MANOS Fighting end who did his part. JAMES MAXWELL Left-handed passer on the team. wayne McKinney Biggest man on the squad and just as tough. GEORGE MIHAL Count on George for that extra yard or so. GEORGE NABHAN Fast and shifty; hard man to bring down. BERNARD OLIS Great end, tops in catching passes. JAMES ORR His sticky fingers completed many a pass. BILL PLUNKETT Nimble, speedy, and a fine ball carrier. ANDY RHETOR1K Teamed with Coros, they were the fastest pair of guards. EUGENE RHOADES Fast man for his size and excells at leading in¬ terference. FRANK ROMAN Smart quarterback who pulled the team out of close games. FRED SCHIEB Excellent fullback who blocked as well as car¬ ried the ball. GEORGE SETTLE Most consistent halfback on the team. HENRY SOBAL " Hammerin’ ” Hank saw plenty of action as a reserve guard. TIM SULLIVAN His Irish fighting spirit carried him through. JAMES SWAN All conference end, adept at snagging passes. WILLIAM SWANSON Was a powerful lineman, once fired up. MILLARD TRIVONOVICH Good center on offense and defense. Page Fifty-fne NJMSC Champs Western Die Date Opponent Dec. 2 Hobart Dec. 8 Hammond Dec. 11 Froebel Dec. 18 Hammond Clark Jan. 11 Washington, E. C. Jan. 8 Hammond Tech Jan. 9 Tollcston Jan. 15 Horace Mann Jan. 21 Froebel Jan. 23 Roosevelt, E. C. Jan. 28 Tollcston Feb. 2 Horace Mann Feb. 4 Valparaiso Feb. 12 Whiting Feb. 13 La Porte Feb. 13 La Porte Feb. 20 Valparaiso We—They 29—34 29— 28 36—34 27—40 33—30 40—32 54— 28 30— 28 38— 37 39— 37 55— 28 30—27 44—37 35—54 42-26 42— 26 43— 40 Remarks Klug worries about coming season. Sopko sparks win with six buckets. " Whiz Kids” win; East side happy. Clark slaps it on or ( " We wuz robbed”). Early game drive wins this one. Olis incorporated does major part. Everybody was happy, except Tollcston. Hovanec sinks winner on gun. All round teamwork provides win margin. Reserves take over for story book ending. Just " too much” and " on time.” Swan’s smart defense helps. Olis’ nine buckets come in handy. Oiler’s oil skids for Norse. Norse bounce back. Super photo finish. Title Clincher. SECTIONALS Feb. 25 Wirt 34—30 Sectional hopes looked good. Feb. 26 Lew Wallace 31—37 Fine season comes to an end. BERNARD OLIS, " Eagle Eye” led team ii scoring, fancy shot expert. JAMES SWAN, stanchion in defense. ELI YAKSICH, " Skeeter” could spread his 5 ft. 5 in. ’round ’n about. GEORGE SOPKO, bounced off B team to lead varsity in first win. JOHN HOVANEC, " Long John’s” shots we RAY SANTONA, faked out many an op¬ posing guard. JACK OWEN, took few shots, but most of them counted. GEORGE MIHAL, big, and plenty hard to stop. FRANK ROMAN, " Pancho” went to town against Mann. GLEN HOLMES, ran circles around the best. Victory’s Dish —Speed Row I: B. Kutch, M. Maragos, H. Frankowski, J. Cieply, N. Robin son, D. Cefali, J. Halvatgis, B. Erickson, C. Bewick, M. Karros, N McCosli, E. Yaksich. Row 2: J. Aydelottc, C. Strong, T. Wilson, C Zeller, R. Crane, R. Karver, G. Hines, R. Good, R. Bailey, J. Abra ham, T. Cefali, D. Ciarfaglia, B. Olis, J. Kolcttis, A. Abraham, Nolan, P. Foster, W. James, J. Pechukcvich. Row 3: V. Palikucha B. Plunkett, J. Hovancc, G. Nabhan, J. Maxwell, P. LaRussa, Carija, J. Gram, D. Smcltzcr, E. Miller, B. Bicrnat, J. Kaplan, C Zayats, H. Edelson, E. Dobrolccki, G. Mihal, J. Jancarich, J. Dum L. Weiss, B. Watkins, Coach Klug. Track Emerson’s cross country team, with such front starters as John O’Connor, Gene McVety, James Gram, Tony Cefali, George Sopko, James Pesdan, John Abraham, Joe Adams, and Mike Coros, broke even with a 4-4 credit-debit showing. The score table for the season was compiled with victories over Gary Edison, Hammond Clark, Lew Wallace, and Washington of East Chicago. The cross country team ended the season with a fourth place standing in the N.I.H.S.C. The team’s greatest loss was that of Coach Connelly, who at the close of the season, enlisted in the Navy and is now a lieutenant, junior grade. The boys gave Coach Connelly a navy wallet as a token of farewell. With three seasons of cross country coaching, his expert guiding ability will indeed be missed. Six y-luo linmtmed Ceg Work Front: G. Sopko, J. Hines, J. Gram, J. O’Connor, G. McVcty. Back: J. Abraham, M. Coros, J. Adams, J. Pcsdon. You can’t sec Tony Cefali but he’s there. Cross Country Junior John O’Connor’s record this season mirrored that of last year’s star, Edward Burns. Most of the team members were juniors, and it is a safe bet that next year’s cross country team, strengthened by this year’s experience, will be in the super scoring column. Receiving letters this year were Gerald Hines, Tony Cefali, John Abraham, James Pesdan, George Sopko, John O’Connor, Gene McVety, James Gram, Joe Adams, and Mike Coros. Page Sixty-three Qs r ) A- . Zemis Defeating Washington of East Chicago, 3- 2, the Emerson court dusters, under Chester Henson’s captaincy, took the Northwestern Indiana Conference Cham¬ pionship. The team’s whirlwind courtship included other victories over Hammond- Clark, 3-2, Whiting, 4-1, Hammond-Clark, 4- 1, and Whiting, 4-1. In the game for the Northern Indiana Championship, Emerson lost to Elkhart, 5-0. Our slices, lobs, and drives, brilliant as they were, availed nothing. Standing: Jack Bryan with five wins and one loss; Leo Noe, 3 and 1; Paul Stanko, 5 and 1; Kneeling Chester Henson, 5 and 1; Bob Johnson, 4 and 2. We Strive Zo Be Physically Jit On the previous pages you have seen the pictures of excellent boy athletes accompanied by their records. On the pages following you will be impressed by the girl athletes also. Physical education is important every year, war or peace, but in a war year students and parents are more convinced of the soundness of the physical education program. A cross section of this work was presented April 19 in Memorial Auditorium. This year the commando drills directed by Coaches Rolfe, Klug, and Werner sweated the boys down to a Hollywood slimness and an Army-Navy- Marine Corp alertness. To cross the gym on a rope stretched from the ends of the balcony was a feat expected of every boy. Miss Jane Reynolds, who is also chairman of the Lake County Physical Fitness for Women Committee, Miss File, Miss Hodge, and Mrs. Bessler used a variety of physical fitness exercises two days each week. The chin-ups, Burpees, and push-ups had no absenteeism so far as muscles were concerned. Another fine feature of the physical education program is restrictive physical education given during the sixth and seventh periods by Miss Rey¬ nolds. The work is based on corrective exercises for individual needs. An over¬ weight student takes different work from one who has to gain. These students are also given special work in posture, sitting, walking, and standing correctly. These classes have been conducted since 1931. Swimming has been a matter of vital interest to these girls: Doris Dobrick, Ruth Wolf, Viola Ganchos, Barbara Ann Smith, Alice Condo, Alice Pinkowski, Judy Garfine, Bernice Meczenkowski, Kathleen McGuire, Dolores Gile, Marilyn Lee, Blanche Sacketos, Marilyn Laird, Blanche Predaina, Helen Dziurdzy, Mildred Zivonovich, and Martha Hannan. As we go to press, swimming head, efficient and peppy Blanche Sacketos, is getting her group ready for the big swimming date of the year, June 3. 7 y-four Coming - Waacs - Waves - Spars At last year’s banquet, May 30, Helen Nowak was awarded the loving cup for having amassed 3,625 points, thus shattering the record of 3,200, previously held by Elizabeth Ivan, now a member of the Mann physical education faculty. The prophets who chose the outstanding freshman at the 1940 banquet were good, for, of their five choices, one became a 1943 board member and two were officers. These prophecies in¬ cluded Helen Dziurdzy, president; Mildred Zivonovich, vice-president; and Sophie Zyha, baseball head. The prophets missed Mary Pitchford who was a super secretary, and Blanche Prcdaina, a more than capable treasurer. In sponsors we lost and gained. Miss Janet Hodge is a G.A.A. fan from her own student days at Horace Mann. The Navy’s gain was our loss in the case of Miss File, but regret at her leaving was tempered by the return of Mrs. Bessler, whom we greeted heartily. G.A.A. has long been at the top of the list of Miss Reynolds’ interests. With true witch and goblin gaiety, sixty seven couples enjoyed the Halloween Dance on October 29. Games, relay and other, plus box lunches made the fun at the femmes-only party on March 24. Senior dignity was not hurt by the prize lollipops. (jirls Athletically A e e Page Sixty-six Speedball Mad Priority With treacherous hockey sticks safely put away for one year, the G.A.A. opened the 42-43 sports year with speedball. Hockey and speedball are played alternately each year so all the girls will be satisfied. This year speedball had its turn. Mary Gibbons, speedball sports head, began by signing up 125 girls in October. After eight practice games after school the varsity teams were chosen. Ability, sportsmanship, skill, and speed are the qualities which go toward making varsity material for speedball com- petition. , The varsities were captained by Martha Svatner, freshman; Bea Trimble, sopho- more; Catherine Sefton, junior; and Mildred Zivonovich, senior. Rivalry grew between the four teams in the inter-class tournaments. Seniors and juniors tied for the cham¬ pionship by conquering freshies and sophs. The eleventh-hour gave victory to the seniors a one point margin over the aggressive juniors. Ellen Jean Keirn’s crazy kick squelched the juniors. Marilyn Lee still doesn t see how she did it. The traditional spread was not held this fall as in past years, " Out for the duration.” However, the good fun of playing together was as keen as always. UPPER LEFT Row 1: M. Svantncr, A. McConnell, L. Svcndson. Row 2: J. Kondinclli, C. Coutouzis, J. Motta, V. Long. Row 3: C. Coutouzis, W. Nowicki. Row 4: M. Muiloy, H. Hodges, H. Yuro, A. Jaksa. Row 5: P. James, B. Lucas. UPPER RIGHT Row 1: B. Trimble, B. Miecznikowski, D. Gilc, J. Anderson, B. Aton, M. Donn. Row 2: K. McGuire, L. Abraham, D. Little, A. Condo, A. Kuchta. Row 3: Miss Collie, D. Thrasher, R. Kfimenich, 1 LOWfcR LEFT Row 1: D. Puinti, B. Sackctos, A. Gawlik, B. Nelson, C. Sefton, M. Lee, P, Gibbons, J. Townsley. Row 2: A. Lcwandowski, J. Dominic , J. Woodward, G. Settle, J. Colley, M. Fickcs. Row 3: D. Reaves, M. Orgon. LOWER RIGHT Row 1: E. Keirn, M. Zivonovich. Row 2: C. Garcia, B. Prc- daina, M. Rhoades, B. Lodney, S. Zyhna. Row 3: J. Little, M. Finan, M. Hunker, M. Pitchford, H. Dziurdzy, P. Banker, C. Cappony, I. Vargo, H. Magrames. Seated: P. Gibbons, C. Sefton, B. Sackctos, M. Person. Kneelins: M. Calhoun, S. Owen. Standing: A. Settle, M. Fickes, M. Orgon, M. Lee, J. Colley. UPPER RIGHT Seated: P. Banker, M. Zivonovich, S. Holman, M. Pitchford, C. Cappony. Standing: H. Dziurdzy, E. Keirn, B. Predaina, M. Gibbons. LOWER Row 1: J. Rondinclli, C. Coutouzis, B. Smith, J. Motto, C. Coutouzis, D. Gilc, C. Locke, D. Thrasher. Row 2: P. James, V. Nowicki, M. Mulloy, M. Svatner, L. Jannasch, E. Biernat, A. Kuchta, A. Cappony, A. Condo. Seniors Were City Champs Basketball enthusiasts signed up for the team with sport head, Phyllis Banker. After eight practice games, Phyllis picked four class varsity teams. Girls making varsity received 25 more than the usual 100 points. The class varsity teams were captained by Mildred Zivonovich, senior; Catherine Sefton, junior; Adeline Kuchta, sophomore; and Barbara Smith, freshman. The never-to-be-forgotten games were the ones the seniors and juniors played against the boys’ senior and junior class teams. All the height and ability of the boys gave them a sweeping victory over the girls. The score of the junior game was 20-1. Peggy Gibbons made the point by making a free throw. The score of the senior game was 31-12. For the first quarter of the senior game the girls held the boys, but then they turned on all their steam! George Nabhan’s one-handed shots had the guards running wild. Mary Pitchford couldn’t stop 6 ft. 2 in. Fred Schieb from shooting no mattat how hard she tried. Glorious fun even if the boy? ' still maintain that girls are the weaker sex. In all their intramural games, the seniors were victorious. Joan Kerlin, our crack forward, unable to play because of her injured thumb-, inspired the girls at every game. Since t]jeir freshmen days, the seniors have lost to Froebel, but not this year. The score of the game was 16-24. On Monday, February 22, the seniors " blacked out” Horace Mann with a score of 21-11. Wirt school gave us a run when we beat them 27-15. Rivalry against I-ew Wallace does not stop with boys’ basketball! Those Wallace girls are just as speedy and sharp as Kalember and Kukoy, but they were stopped by Ellen Jean Keirn’s super sniping that netted eleven points. The final score was 22-191. The juniors had three losses but countered with a win over Lew Wallace, 17-4. Taffy Sefton and Tubby Calhoun make a fine scoring pair, real TNT. Our sophomores broke even with two wins and two losses. Sharpshooter Angeline Cappony pulled a win from her hat in the Horace Mann game, score 5-3. Excellent team work bowled Wallace over when the final whistle blew, 18-9. Adeline Kuchta captained her team from the bench because of her injured leg, but was none the less enthusiastic, if you know Adeline as we know Adeline. The first year varsity freshman team had three losses, but defeated Lew Wallace 13-1. Marjy Mul¬ loy and Barbara Smith had speed and ability, two important factors in basketball. The presence of the photographer must have thrown these gals off form because this is a picture of how it should not be done. Against back wall of gym are Mary Dotlich, Roma Evans, Lois Wardrip, and Donna Thrasher. In front of them are Florence Galka, Pat Walker, Dolores Cichowlaz . . . side: Miss Hodge, Fay Behr, and Evelyn Behr; Carmen Cruz and Helen Magrames shuffleboarding; Vcrnice Mayes floats; Helen Dziurdzy, Blanche Predaina, and Marilyn Laird make a big splash; Aurelia Gaw- lik relaxing before the big shove; Phyllis Banker definitely in the swim; Sophie Zylia and Irene Vargo are focus in this speedball game. We Studied Zogetker Classes The frosh male officers admire Agnes McConnell, treasurer; George Hansen, secretary; George McKin¬ ney, vice-president; Andy Mihal, president; Mike Coutouzis, treasurer. Milton Barker, secretary, as usual, holds down his end; James Gram, treasurer; Millie Orgon, treas¬ urer; Tom Benson, president; Doris Nikchcvich, vice- president. Note the three to two ratio—Smart Sophs. Alice Condo, president; Chester Bokich, secretary; Angc- linc Cappony, vice-president; George Costlcy, treas¬ urer; Donna Thrasher, treasurer. Juniors Proudly Wear ftluc OFFICERS AND SPONSORS HONOR ROLL VAR ACTIVITIES and Qold Symbdl-fjris 211 MISS SMITH Row I: Colley. R«QS?W clagoswki, Pu- inti, Newbaum. KowOsfc Kaplan, Legg, Miss Smith, Spanish. Row 4: Dominick. Ko .ak, Aronson, Dwy , Mccrs. Row S: Gayer, Coveris, Sackeu , DeVine, Apathy, Spirios, NikchoVich. J vJ 209 MR. WARRUM Row 1: Hodges, Hampton, Gurnc fte ., Genduso, Klimis. Row 2: Mr. Warrttio} A Kolcttis, Donahue, Dunn, Abraham, BaK J ley, Ferguson. Row 3: Gram, Alterwitz, Karver, Bricklcy, Barker. 103 MISS GWINN Row I: Shcdlak, Wiener. Rabinowitz, Parry, Weiner, Robinson. Row 2: Kordys, Maurer, Moos, Benson, Randall, Jaske, Kuzma. Row 3: Wcllencc, Abraham, Bow- ron, Thompson, Evans, Snclling, Szostek, Weiss, Miss Gwinn. Row 4: Zilctsky, Ciar- faglia, Santona, George, Olis, Ashley, Rothman, Moisc. Class Motto s “Green Mat Growing ” 1945 OFFICERS AND SPONSORS Alice Condo Angclinc Cappony Chester Bokich Donna Thrasher George Costley Miss Beeler Mr. Carlberg Miss Greiger Miss Rowe Miss Sayers Miss Sherman, Chairman Coach Rolfc Miss Kotora Miss Cromer Miss Harrison WAR ACTIVITIES Reg. 109—21 uncles in the service. Reg. 123—Invested $1,312.13 in War Reg. 307—72 cousins in the service. ■Reg. 208 20 brothers in the service. Reg. 101—7 students participating in war Reg. 124—4 aunts in the service. Totals for the class: Uncles —67 Cousins—211. HOP COMMITTEE Bill El wood Helen Bricklcy Julian Kaplan Tom Thompson Adeline Kuchta Carolyn Locke Nick Miller Betty Babitla Elaine Glenn Dorothy Shinncrs Audrey Sides Roma Leady Mike Coros Billy McBride Howard Edclson Enid Moisc Anna Belle Rcily Donna Little Charles Bewick OUTSTANDING FEATURES 309—All nice girls (oddity?). 123— Harold Rickard received an R. O. T. C. medal. 307—According to Miss Sayers, wins first prize as chatterers. 208 All but two in R. O. T. C. 101—Has 6 students taking first aid. 124- -Too many students coming late for HONOR ROLL 309—Betty Jones Theresa Motto Marilyn Kcllstrom Edith Wotherspoon Dorothy Shinncrs Anna Belle Rcily Enid Moise Betty Stcagill Donna Little Irene Pawlowski Audrey Sides 123— Edward Kicft Ned Miller 307—Ann Bucko Dorothy Davis Consucla Garcia Betty Collie Evelyn Bchr Frieda Bando 208—Bill Batalis Keith Fink Howard Edclson 101—Loretta Shaw Margaret Kcirn Lois Wardrip Elaine Glenn Gloria Hansen Mary Lou Heller 124— Chester Bokich George Kolcttis Mike Coros observes how it is done; Betty Schmidt, hall guard, studying; Snowbirds, Sara Garner, Evelyn Bicrnat, and Theresa Motto; Bill Lcvack, Donna Little, Janice Brink, and Emmett Bosack decorate the entrance; Donna Butts beats the band while Rosemary Crumley and Sue Ann Umpelby stand by; Rudolph Romischer on a question of notes with Junior Bob Johnson; Saddles and babushka; George Coatlcy poses as " The Thinker.” Sophomores Display Qrem and White Hie t, y y 101 MISS ROWE Row 1: Cialkowski, Thrasher, Wardrip, Stinglcy, Shaw, Way, Keirn, Biernat. Row 2: Miss Rowe, Hummer, Glenn, McDaniel, Zinnani, Kolcttis, Gayda, Jaworski, Caulk, Kentopp, Capua. Row 3: Komlcnich, Han¬ sen, Hansen, Locke, Trimble, Cluster, Frischkorn, Heller, Gram. 309 MRS. KLINCDORF Seated: Jones, Lcady. Row 1: Lewandow- ski, Klazura, Steagall, Schmidt, Moses, Ru- bis, Snyder, Pinkowski, Pawlowski, Kuzma. Row 2: McGuire, Little, Sides, McLeod, Kuck, Mrs. Kliwedorf, Shinners, Kolakow- ski, Wotherspoon, Haj, Irzyk. Row 3: Miccznykowski, Roily, Moisc, Ramage, Rogerson, Irzyk, Kostoff, Hilc, Kuchta, Motto. ISS CRIECER Raysses, Cole, Mersenski, ,. Row 2: Tippy, El wood, lar, Mr. Wise, Cowen, Bar- thcl, Janney, McAvoy. Row 3: Zeman, Irak, Cannon, Bokich, Carija, Dickson, Sutherlin, drews, McCosh, Coker, Cooper, r • Page Seventy-seven 1AY 1 Top: Dominic Cifali at the Frosh Frolic. Sponsors, Miss Tinsman, Mr. Flinn, Mrs. McCaman, Miss Ade, Miss Newton and Miss Bcnscotcr; Nancy Brown and Frank Guemplc chat. Below: Andy Mihal and Sue Umpleby led the Grand March; Mike Coutouzis checks in; Lester Weiss and Louis Vidal ignore the caloric count. , Sponsors, Miss Ade, Miss Ban, Misf Bcnscotcr, Mrs. Daley, Mr. Flinn, Mrs. McCarnan, Miss Newton, Miss Paul, Miss Tinsman and Mr. Yeager. Events .... Frosh Frolic General Chairman, Dick Colley, and Sponsor Miss Ade. . . Decoration Com¬ mittee Chrm., Eugene Miller; Prpgram Committee Chrm., Bill Oliver; Refreshments Committee Chriri., Bob Crane. Unusual Bits . . . 109, Mi ror i« register; Vanity prevails. . . 204, So very young! . . . 207, Best register —little absence or tardiness. v.?217, The Irish are well represented. . . J04, Most attentive register- — eater to every announcement. A 12, 100 per cent purchase of Bonds and Stamps on Dee. 7 th. . . 316, Where is our register meeting | thik morning, first or third floor?”. . . 322, Mrs. Daley is our register teacher! . . . 326, Quite a {csj twirlcrs gather there each morn. . . 401, Long walk to register every morning. 326 MISS PAUL Seated and kneeling: Price, Lucich, Swajkowski, Petrakos, Skorich, Scr- rato, Motto, McConnell, Smith, Sylcr, Wagner, Randle. Standing: Miss Paul, Spirl, Massey, Waite, Roush, Umpleby, Smith, Svendson. Long, Sablovic, Paulinas. Page Seventy-eight Jrosk Met January 11, 1943 Honor Roll Students—109, Shirley Groves, Josephine Fernandez, Helen Checkov. 204, Clarence Nedbala, Bill Oliver, Alfred Smith. 207, Robert Holt, Darrell Krouse. 217, Dick Colley. 304, Helen Hodges, Margaret Lowe. 312, Bob Crane Steve Kn kos. Dopa ld Janney, Michael Coutouzis, Bob Elwood. 316, Lillian Stachura, Rose Toth, flosephincRondinellij 322, Robert Rottenburg, Eugene Miller, Norman Robinson, Albert Wicss. 326, Ruth Ann Waite, Marianna Pctmkos, Barbani SjnitL40LBe y Ferguson, Audrey Hines, Lois Jannasch. J 0 " 4r k— 217 MISS BAN ion, Calhoun, Bilski, Frankowski, Gurnicwicz, Gurgcvich, Cefali, Cicslak, Finncr- ty, Dolatowski, Davis, Donley. Row :3 Colley, Bizanes, Bisbis, Carna¬ han, Cox, Cowcn, Cooper, Aydc- lottc, Castrino, Cuculic. 401 MR. YEAGER Front row: Gardner, Fenton, Hal- vatgis, Abraham, Jannasch, Coutou¬ zis, Fleming. Rear row: Churchia, Eckstrom, Garfinc, Andascn, Hines, Bocskay, Fisher, Ferguson, Drake, Haviland, Fidler. Shine Seniors Shine Row ° " e ' HENRY CORDON Sincere ELEN JEAN KEIRN Peppy Witty Managing FRED SCHIEB jovial High-spirited Vigorous MILDRED ZIVONOVICH Scintillant Dexterous tW °PHYLLIS FRANK UNDERWOOD ROMAN Alert Talented Suave Dashing MARTHA HANNAN Refined Feminine JOHN HOVANEC Clever Invigorating Row thr «j :;EC|L OLIVER Amcnabfe Solicitous HELEN DZIURDZY Vivacious Lithe Captivating CEORCE MIHAL Reserved Thoughtful Manly JOAN KERLIN Athletic Magnetic- Merry Row four: PHYLLIS BANKER Resplendent Accomplished Gay BILL PLUNKETT Blithe Sociable Reliable MARY PITCHFORD Efficient Charming Mirthful JAMES SWAN Terse Keen Affable EDWARD MADDEN Talented Eloquent RUTH HEATH Scholarly Modest Amicable CEORCE NABHAN Virile WILMALEE DANSKIN Winsome Gracious Page Eighty-! wo Seniors Draw Near to “Pomp and Circumstance " On September 8 we started on the last lap of our high school career. We had come through the first three furlongs with flying colors, and it was up to us to win the race as true Emersonians. Those chosen to lead us in the race were George Nabhan, president; Dorothy Rockhill, vice-president; Elmer Eckstrom, secretary; Frank Irvine, boy’s treasurer, and Jerry Boswell, girl’s treasurer. Without the super coaching and training of our sponsors, however, we would have been far behind at the finish line. Acting as our sponsors were Miss Tappan, chairman; Mr. Cor.- nerly, Mrs. Greenwald, Mrs. Harrison, Coach Klug, Mr. Mowbray, Miss Talbot and Mr. Wirt. This year’s senior class was noted for its individu¬ ality; its excellent constitution adopted in the fresh¬ man year; its high scholastic standing; its 100 per cent support of every school affair. Our entire senior year was darkened by the de¬ parture of many of our boys for service in the armed forces. We really missed them in the halls and in classes, but we were intensely proud of the job they were doing! Along with other non-essentials, we sacrificed our post-holiday dance and jumped head first into doing all we could to promote the war effort. Our senior boys came through when they began working part- time in the mill. The girls not to be outdone, also worked part-time, chiefly clerking. Senior boys and girls learned sales technique when it came to selling war bonds and stamps. Not only did they prove their sales ability, but they also demonstrated enter¬ taining talents at the U. S. O. center. We felt the end of our race was nearing on Feb¬ ruary 18 when we ordered our invitations and calling cards, which had been selected by our class officers. Their choice we liked. May 14 came next on our calendar of events with the presentation of our senior play, " The Bat,” fol¬ lowed by the glorious homecoming dance. The play alternately thrilled and chilled the audience. Another war year accent was the combining of the Prom and Farewell, traditionally held separately. On May 29 we had a gala affair, dancing to the melodious music of Henry Kayner’s orchestra. As always " Home Sweet Home” arrived much too soon. On June 10 we walked into the auditorium for Class Day, our first official a ppearance in our caps and gowns. On that occasion came the announce¬ ment of whom among our class would be honored by having his name inscribed on the Coach Brasael- me memorial plaque presented to the school by last year’s senior class. Our last will and testa¬ ment was read, and with reluctance George Nabhan presented next year’s senior class president with the scepter. Next came Baccalaureate, June 13, when we lis¬ tened to Rev. Merrill Beale, who spoke to us that memorable afternoon in City Church. Convocation, June 15, saw us marching in all our splendor down Broadway to the Memorial Audi¬ torium where we met with the students from all the schools. June 16 was a day also memorable. With tears in our eyes and pride in our hearts, we marched down the aisle of Memorial Auditorium to the strains of " Pomp and Circumstance” and received our diplomas. As the last contribution from this class, which proved its ability to stand up and be Jieard, . .salutatorian, and .V -p (A validictorian, gave their addresses to a remarkably responsive audience. lop triangle, fiirst row: Nina Bobrick, Blanche I’redaina, Catherine Felts. Picture 2 .Senior Class Officers: Frank Irvine, treasurer; Jerry Boswell, treasurer; Elmer F-ckstrom, secretary; Dorothy Rockhill, vice- president; George Nabhan, president. Second row, picture 1: Cecil Oliver. Picture 2: Beverley Pehr, Marcia Smolensky. Picture 5: loan Cage. Picture 4: Louis Cina. Picture 5: Senior Shield. Third row, picture 1: Louis Shivlcy. Picture 2: Doris Iccnoglc. Picture : Jerry Boswell, Mary Pitchford, Sue Holman, Dorothy Rockhill. Lower triangle: Picture of school. First row: Mary McGuire. Picture 2: Marcellina Pfeil, Bob Gregor. Picture 3: Russell Bailey. Picture 4: Norman Ashley. Second.row: Senior Class Sponsors, Mr. Conncrly, Mr. Mowbray, Mr. Wirt, Mrs. Greenwald, Miss Talbot, M iss Tappan. Picture 2: Ronnie Good, Jim Elolf, John Fahcrty. Picture 3: Doris Thompson, Loretta Kane! DAVID 8ABACAN DOROTHY BAESS pHYLLIS BANKER BETTIE BEDDINCFIELD JOSEPH BIEUAK NINABOBRICK GERALDINE BOSWELL MILA N BRANCIC GLADYS BRAUN G BRUDNACHOWSKI |ACK BP.YAN )0AN CAGE CHRISTINA CAPPONY T0NY CEF : A L! anT0 NIA CHIARMONTE DOLQRtS CIEHQWLA. L OUIS ClNA ' g ET TY COLEMAN rnOLD C 4 JOHN ABRAHAM . . . Cross Country, Track, Baseball, Class Basketball 4 LOUIS ANATOPOLOUS . . . Left as quietly as lie came 4 JEANNE ANDERSON . . . Annual Statf, F. A. B., Band Manager, Ring Committee ♦ DOROTHY APATHY . . . Roselette, Glee Club, A Cappella, G. A. A. 4 BETTY ASHBY . . . Wants to be a good nurse 4 DAVID BABAGAN . . R. O. T. C., Manager of Rifle Team, Flag Detail 4 DOROTHY BAESS . . . Tri Sigma, Spanish Club, French Club, G. A. A. 4 PHYLLIS BANKER . . . Head Cheerleader, Chairman Booster Committee, Orchestra President 4 BETTIE BEDDINGFIELD . . . Gavel Club, Dramatic Club, Junior Play 4 JOSFiPH BIELAK . . . Handball and track occupied his time 4 NINA BOBRICK . . . Concert Orchestra, Tri Sigma, Junior Rose Day Committee 4 JERRY BOSWELI. . . . Senior Class Girls’ Treasurer, Vice- “M Acom One Day Proves An Oak President of Tri Sigma, Gavel Club 4 MILAN BRANCIC . . . New to Emerson, Bill made many friends before entering Navy 4 GLADYS BRAUN . . . Plans to live alone and like it 4 GERALDINE BRUDNAKOWSKI . . . Girls’ Band, Glee Club 4 JACK BRYAN . . . Dramatic Class, Tennis Team, Class Plays, Cheerleader 4 JOAN CAGE . . . Annual Staff, F. A. B„ Class Plays, G. A. A. 4 CHRISTINA CAPPONY ... G. A. A. Board, Latin Club 4 TONY CEFALI . . . Track, Cross Country, Manager of Basketball team 4 ANTONIA CHIARAMONTE . . . Junior Play, Junior Prom Committee 4 DOLORES CICHOW- LOZ . . . Junior Prom Committee 4 LOUIS CINA . . . Art Editor of Yearbook, Junior Prom Committee, Senior Play 4 BETTY COLEMAN . . . Wants to be a Navy nurse 4 ARNOLD COOK . . . Active in R. O. T. C. and Boys Band 4 JAMES COROS . . . One of our favorite football heroe s, now in the Army. Page Eighty-seven ♦ CARMEN CRUZ . . . G. A. A. Hoard before leaving in February 4 ALEX DANSKIN ... A capable football player now in service ♦ WILMALEE DANSKIN . . . President of F. A. B., Annual Staff, Senior Play 4 CHAR¬ LOTTE DARDING . . . Senior Honor Society, President of Junior Honor Society ♦ JOHN DAVIES . . . R. O. T. C. Flag Detail, Uncle Sam called him GEORGE DAVIS . . . Lieutenant in R. O. T. C., now in the real U. S. Army ♦ MIKK DRLICH . . . Lieutenant in R. O. T. C., another V male ♦ HELEN DZIURDZY . . . President of G. A. A., Social Committee, Hoard of Control, Cheerleader ♦ ELMER ECKSTROM . . . Hi-Y, Secretary of Senior Class before leaving for service 4 MADONNA EDWARDS . . . Glee Club, Junior Play, Senior Play ♦ JOHN ELOFF . . . R. O. T. C. Commissioned Officer, Flag Detail 4 JOHN FAHERTY . . . Football, Class Basketball, Band 4 GEORGIA FAYE . . . Tri Sigma, G.-A. A., Junior Play 4 KATHRYN FELTS . . . First chair violin in Concert Orchestra 4 ISABELLE FERDERER . . . Left last winter altar-bound 4 JAMES FERGUSON . . . Lieutenant in R. O. T. C. ♦ MARY FINAN . . . F. A. B., Rose Day Committee, J unior Play ♦ ELMERTA FLETCHER . . . Girls’ Concert Band ♦ MARION FOLEY . . . Junior Honor Society 4 STEVE GAJEWSKI . . . Wants to be a pilot in the A. A. F. ♦ FED GALKA . . . District distribution manager at Gary Post Tribune 4 CANDIDA GARCIA . . . Vice-President of Senior Honor Society, Dramatic Class, Glee Club ♦ RENA GAYER . . . Fondest memory is joining Glee Club ♦ ZOE GEORGE . . . Class Plays, Tri Sigma, Annual Staff 4 GORDON GERB1CK . . . Class Basketball, Track, Junior Class Secretary. Page Eighty-eight CARMEN CRUZ ALEXANDER DANSKIN u VVILMA LEE DANSKIN | I FERGUSON MARy EINAN ELMERTA FLETCHER MARION FOLEY 1 STEVE GA EWSKI thadaeus calka Candida carc a kena ca tr ZOE CEORCE CORDON CERBICK ARTHUR GEROMETTAj HENRY GORDON MARY GIBBONS FLORENCE GRAM SHELDON GREEN ROBERT GREGOR lOLA GRINSTEAD CHARLES CUEMPLE DOROTHY HAMILTON 5 frank hammersmith MARTHA HANNAN. FREDERICK HASEETT THOMAS HASLETT NELL HAYES RUTH HEATH j.ESTER HENSON GERALD HINES SUE HOLMAN HOVANEC MITZ1 HUNKER DORIS ICENOGLE •RANK.IRVFNE ROBERT JOSEPH LORETTA KANE ♦ ART GEROMETTA . . . Football, Chairman of Building and Grounds Committee, Senior Basketball Man¬ ager 4 MARY GIBBONS . . . Head of G. A. A. SpeeJ- ball, Tri Sigma ♦ HENRY GORDON . President and Orchestra, Pep Band ♦ NELl. HAYES . . . Quietly left us in February ♦ RUTH HEATH . . . Tri Sign, ,. Senior Honor Society. Commencement Committee ♦ (HESTER HENSON . . . Captain of Tennis Team, Vice-President Drum Major of Concert Band, Treasurer of Senior Honor 0 f a Cappclla, Gavel Club ♦ GERALD HINES . Society ♦ RONNIE GOOD . . Hi-Y, Track ♦ FLOR¬ ENCE GRAM . . . Senior Honor Society, Junior Rose Day 9 Cross Country, Track, Junior Prom HOLMAN . . . Vice-President of F. A. B., Glee Club, Committee ♦ SHELDON GREEN . Band, Football, Junior Play ♦ JOHN HOVANEC . Football, Basket Pep Band ♦ BOB GREGOR . . . Class Basketball, a hand¬ ball ace 4 IOLA GR INSTEAD ... Our cute candy seller at the Palace ♦ CHARLES GUEMPLE . . . R. O. T. C., Junior Play, six-man football ♦ DOROTHY HAMILTON . . . Tri Sigma, Roselette, G. A. A. ♦ FRANK HAMMER¬ SMITH . . . He seems to fancy red-heads ♦ MARTHA HANNAN . . . F. A. B., Band, Orchestra, Junior Class President ♦ I RED HASLETT . . . Band, R. O. T. C„ He ' s not behind the plow 4 TOM HASLETT . . . Band, 3 ball. Track, Spice and Variety ♦ MITZI HUNKER . Freshman Glass Treasurer, F. A. B., Junior Rose Day Com- ► DORIS ICENOGLE . . . Secretary of Tri Sigma, G. A. A., Scholarship Committee 4 FRANK IRVINE . Baseball. Basketball, Manager of Football, Senior Boys ' Treas- BOB JOSEPH . . A 200-pounder (?) On the Football squad 4 LORETTA KANE . . . Valuable n ber of Tri Sigma. Page Niiiely-t, ♦ KENNETH KF.EVER . . . R. O. T. C., Sophomore Play. Junior Play. Dramatic Class ♦ ELLEN JEAN KEIRN . . . Annual Staff, Social Chairman of G. A. A., Co-Chairman Tri Sigma Stamp Drive ♦ VIRGINIA KELLEY . . . Tri Sigma Defense Stamp Sale, G. A. A. ♦ JOAN KERLIN . . . Junior Prom Committee, F. A. B., Cheerleader, Vice-President of Girls ' Band 4 l.LOISE KIRK ... A Sweet-tempered secretary enters the business world ♦ NICK KLIMIS . . . Football and handball enthusiast who answered the call 4 JOSEPH KORDYS . . . Wants to be a suc¬ cess in life . . ♦ JUDITH KOSS . . . G. A. A„ Spanish Club ♦ MARGARET KOZAK . . . Concert Orchestra, Glee Club 4 MARILYN LAIRD . . . Co-Chairman of Junior Rose Day, Tri Sigma, Co-Chairman of Stamp Drive 4 ROBERT LAURIE . . . " Our tailor” from Goldblatt ' s 4 DORIS LAWRENCE . . . Proud of her Red Cross certificate for nursing 4 MARY KATHERINE LIEBER . . . Secretary of Senior Honor Society, Annual Staff, Tri Class Colors: Purple and (JoId Sigma 4 JOANN LITTLE . . Treasurer of Junior Class, A. A. Board, Treasurer of F. A. B. 4 BERTHA LODNEY . . . Annual Staff, Junior Prom Committee, Senior Farewell Committee 4 VIOLET LOLICH ... A true Emersonian for the last two years 4 FRANKLIN LYNN ... A football player; new to us from Marion, Kentucky 4 BETTY MrCUBBlN 310 s service roster Tri Sigma 4 MARY MARGARET McGUIRI . . . G. A. A„ Rosclettc Club, Glee Club, Junior Rose Day Committee JACK McLAUGHLIN . . . Social Committee, Building and Grounds Committee, Chairman of Prom Committee 4 MARY JANE McNEELEY . . . F. A. IS., Girls ' Band, Junior Prom Committee, G. A. A. 4 NAN MACK . . . Secretary of F. A. B., Freshman Class Treasurer, President of A Cappella 4 EDWARD MADDEN . . . Boys ' State, Oratorical Contest, Co-Editor of Yearbook 4 HELEN MAGRAMES ... G. A. A. Board, Band, Orchestra 4 EDWARD MALEC . . . Another Emersonian employed by Uncle Sam. Page Ninety-tu o KENNETH KEEVER tLLEN EAN KEIRN VIRGINIA KELLEY 10AN KERLIN ™ -—- —uwmr-um -— Manuel manos j r cnia mason ' am £s maxwell ceorce mihal fr ancis monroe v c- ”1 DOROTUV « . Pa I II . . DOROTHV MOORE R AUL MUFFOLETTO . CEORCE NABHAN ™R, S NIKCHEVICH r DOROTHY OETH SHIRELY OLESKA CECIL OLIVE) .QS ANN PAMCnun— NPi CK. r, . ANN P ANEPINTO HELEN PATSELIS 4 MANUEL MANOS . . . Football, Class Basketball, Hi-Y Contest, Sophomore Play, Junior Play 4 JAMES ORR 4 VIRGINIA MASON . . . Left early for parts unknown 4 JIM MAXWELL . . . Football. Baseball, Track, Class Basketball 4 GEORGE MIHAL . . . Co-Captain of Football, Basketball, Track, Vice-President Board of Con- s s . . . Football, Spice and Variety, Hi-Y, Band 4 VLADI- MAR PAt.IKUCHA . . . Scholastic Committee, Class Basketball, Track, Class Day Committee 4 ANN PANE- PINTO . . . Ann prefers single blessedness 4 HELEN trol 4 FRANCES MONROE ... The world rcceiv. not her good nurse 4 DOROTHY MOORE ... A good PASTELIS . . . The orchestra was her chief i 4 PATRICIA PAVESE . . . Junior Play, a member of enographer in the making 4 PAUL MUFFOLETTO Uncle Sam 4 GEORGE Mrs. Grccnwald’s perfect register 4 JOE PECHUKEVICH . . . Puts his R. O. T. C. training to use in the J NABHAN . . . Football, Senior Class President, Track 4 DORIS NIKCHEVICH . . . Junior Class Vice-Pres¬ ident, Tri Sigma, Spanish Club, G. A. A. 4 LEO NOE 0 Corps 4 BEVERLY PF.HR . . . Junior Play, Senior Play, G. A. A., Spanish Club 4 JAMES PESDAN . . . Cross Country, Class Basketball, Dramatic Class, A Cappclla . Dramatic Class, Class Plays, Cheerleader 4 DOR¬ OTHY OETH . . . President Girls’ Band, Glee Club, K 4 BERNICE PESKO ... G. A. A. Board, left i February 4 WALTER PETROVICH . . . Annual Staff, F. A. B., G. A. A. 4 SHIRLEY OLESKA . . . F. A. B.. Glee Club, G. A. A., Junior Prom Committee 4 CECIL s Class Basketball, made " A” on Civics final 4 MAR- CELI.INA PFEIL . . . F. A. B., G. A. A., Glee Club, OLIVER . . . R. O. T. C., IDA PFILE . . . Betty wants to be a stenographer. Page Ninety-five ♦ HELEN PIK.ULA . Miss Rowe turns out another expert ♦ MARY PITCJIFORD . President of Tri Sigma, Secertary G. A. A., Secretary Board of Control ♦ BILL PLUNKETT . . . Football, Track, Class Basketball, Spice and Variety ♦ BLANCHE PREDAINA ... G. A. A. Treasurer, Booster Club, Tri Sigma, junior Rose Day Com¬ mittee 4 MARILYN QUINN . . . F. A. B„ G. A. A., an able candy seller 4 VIOLET RADVELI . . . New here, but thinks it perfect ♦ RODMAN RAMAGE ... He wants to be a good soldier or sailor 4 GEORGE RAZUMICH ... The merry twinkle in his eye, his reserve does belie ♦ AARON REAMES . . . Annual Staff, Sophomore Play, R. O. T. C. 4 MARY RELIC . . . Proud of her O. G. A. Club membership 4 JAMES RENN . . . Band, R. O. T. C. ♦ EUGENE ROADES . . . Football, lie ' s in the Army now 4 MILDRED ROADES . . . Treasurer of Tri Sigma, G. A. A., Commencement Committee ♦ LORRAINE ROBBINS . . . Sophomore Play, Junior Rose Day Committee, F. A. B. 4 DOROTHY ROCKHILL . . . Vice-President Senior Class, F. A. B., G. A. A., Glee Club ♦ FRANK ROMAN . Football, Honorary Captain of Basketball, President of Board of Control 4 BLANCHE SACKETOS ... G. A. A. Board, Vice-President of Junior Honor Society, Glee Club 4 FRED SCHlEB . . . Football. Basketball, frack. Boys’ treasurer Junior la- 4 GEORG! M Mil . . Football, Class Basketball, he’s a sailor now ♦ STAN LEY SHARPE . . . Couldn’t stay long. Navy took him 4 GLENN SHULTZ . . . Boys ' Band 4 SADIE SIDES . SIMPSON ... Tri Sigma, G. A. A., Opera, Glee Club 4 Page Ninety-six 4 LOUIS SHIVELY . . . Slept a semester in economics . F. A. B„ Junior Rose Day Committee 4 DOROTHY DARRELL SMELTZI R ... A Cappella, Track, Hi-Y. r 0 0 . m HELEN PIKJJLA I MARV H ' CHFORO BILL PLUNKETT BLANCHE PREDAINA ■ MARILYN QUINN VIOLET RADVELL RODMAN RAMAC.E CE ORCE RAZUMICH , AA RON REAMES MARY RELIC !-j O | A MES RENN . 5 EUGENE ROADES MILDRED ROADES LORRAINE ROBBINS , DOROTHY ROCKHILL . FRANK ROMAN BLANCHE SACKETOS fre0 SCHIEB ■ GEORGE SETTLE STANLEY SHARPE - I ' i LOUIS SHIVELY ( CL. ' ENN SHULTZ SADIE SIDES- • DOROTHY SIMPSON . q A RRELL SMELTZER k MARCIA SMOLENSKY L HENRY SOBAL L ' ' MSSIE SPIROS . KENNETH SPURR 8ETTv ' STEFFUS merle STRASBURC . - SULLIVAN | T| MOTHY SULLIVAN GLADYS SUROWIEC SWAN CAROLYN TALBERT AGNES TAYLOR DORIS THOMPSON EDWARD THOMPSON ROBERT THOMPSON ♦ MARCIA SMOLENSKY . . . Junior Play, Senior Play, G. A. A., Spanish Club ♦ HENRY SOBAL . . . Football, Track, Basketball, Junior Prom Committee, Freshman Class Committee ♦ DESSIE SPIRIOS . . . Dramatics, Glee Club, Spice and Variety, Christmas Pageant 4 KENNETH SPURR . . . Sergeant in R. O. T. C. 4 BETTY LOU STEFFUS . . . Tri Sigma, helped make 310 a perfect register 4 MERLE STRASBERG . . . Band, Captain R. O. T. C. f Rifle Team 4 MARY ELLEN SULLIVAN . . . G. A. A., Tri Sigma 4 TIM SULLIVAN . . . Football, Track, Class Basket- ball. Junior Prom Committee 4 GLADYS SUROWIEC . . . Another register 310 enthusiast 4 JAMES SWAN . Football, Basketball, Vice-President Junior Class 4 CAROLYN TALBERT . . . Senior Honor Society, Junior Play, Junior Prom Committee 4 AGNES TAYLOR ... Tri Sigma, G. A. A., Spice and Variety 4 DORIS THOMPSON . A new member of busy register 310 4 EDWARD THOMPSON . . . Dramatic Class, A Cappella, Christmas Pageant 4 ROBERT THOMPSON . . . Emerson’s loss is the Army’s gain 4 MARGUERITE TOIGO . . . G. A. A„ Discussion Club 4 MILLARD TRIVANOVICH . . . Football, Class Basketball, Hi-Y 4 ROSE MARY TRIVANO- VICH ... Tri Sigma, Secretary Senior Class 4 PHYLLIS UNDERWOOD . . . Masque and Gavel, Annual Staff, Class Plays 4 ELEANOR URBAN . . . Junior Honor Society, G. A. A. 4 PRUDENCE VALENTI ... A peppy new¬ comer from Lew Wallace 4 IRENE VARGO . . . Glee Club, Spice and Variety, A Cappella 4 TOULA VEIKOS . . . Band, Orchestra, Glee Club, G. A. A. 4 CHARLES WAR DRIP . . . Commission in R. O. T. C., Boys’ Band, Stage Hand 4 MORVA WELLMAN . . . Arrived here senior year and likes it. Page Niae y-i A WILLIAM WOLFINCTON EL EANOR YANKOVICH 4 PAULINE WIEDEMANN . . . G. A. A., Glee Club ♦ I II.L1E ' WlTOS . . • Spanish Club ♦ WILLIAM WOLF . . R. O. T. C. ♦ BILL WOLFINGTON . . . R. O. T. C. ♦ ELEANOR YANKOVICH . . . G. A. A., Freshman Frolic Committee, Latin Club ♦ ELSIE ZEMEL . . . Another proud member of register 310 4 IRENE YANKOVICH . G. A. A., Freshman Frolic Committee, Latin Club ♦ MILDRED ZIVONOVICH . . . Co-Editor of Yearbook, Vice-President of G. A. A., Senior Honor Society 4 SOPHIE ZYHA ... G. A. A. Board, Junior Prom Committee. ]n Meworiam ROBERT STINE EDITH BRUNO Sept. 17, 1924—Jan. 21, 1941 Dec. 26, 1923—Feb. 5, 1941 Y our lost friends are not dead, but gone before, Advanced a stage or two upon the road, ' Which you must travel in the steps they trod. Aristophanes. 1’j.V ()». ' UnnJnd Zkese Seniors Served CLASS OFFICERS President... George Nabhan Vice-President Dorothy Rockhill Boys’ Treasurer Frank Irvine Girls’ Treasurer Jetty Boswell Secretary Rosemary Trivonovich COMMITTEES Com mencement Fred Schicb Ruth Heath Mildred Roadcs Henry Gordon Miss Talbot Play and Homecoming Dance Leo Noe Mary Finan Sadie Sides George Mihal Mr. Connerly Miss Talbot Class Day Walter Petrovich Vladimar Palikucha Candida Garcia Blanche Predaina Mrs. Grccnwald Senior- u nior Prom Bill Plunkett Mitzi Hunker Bertha Lodney Jack McLaughlin Miss Tappan SPONSORS Mr. Connerly Mrs. Grccnwald Miss Harrison Coach Klug Mr. Mowbray Miss Talbot Miss Tappan (ch.) Mr. Wirt Vocational Com mencement Louis Shively Mary Gibbons Mary K. Lcibcr Bob Gregor Mr. Wirt Mr. Mowbray Memorial Kenneth Spurr Judith Koss Toula Vcikos Edward Madden Mr. Wirt Mr. Mowbray Miss Talbot Baccalaureate Aaron Realties Charlotte Darding Helen Magrames Art Gerometta Mrs. Grccnwald Page One Hit nil red Or Ju Zhe Tight for freedom These Smersomns We Proudly Mail Harold Keith; Lt. Bernard Fletcher; Badanich’s Honor Roll; Stanley Pehr; Mann Tabor; Staff Sergeant Paul Chaja; Corporal Edward Chaja; Corporal Charles Wise; Leonard Prcdaina; Russell Robbins and baby; Louis Nosko and John Nosko; Joe Muffoletto; Tom Croll and Nick Meneakis. All year register 310 besought from parents, teachers, students and friends the correct addresses and ranks of all Emersonians in service. Mr. Spauld¬ ing and Mr. Bohn sent letters to every home. By May first we had the following results. Please give us others. ' JACK ADAMS PVT. ROBERT AHLGRIM ALVIN ALLEN GUST ALLEN BILL ALSHER HAROLD ALTERWITZ CPL. ALEX ANDERSON FORREST ANDERSON GEORGE APATHY RUDY BABILLA RUSSELL BAILEY, F 3 c PVT. ROBERT E. BALLINGER PFC. MARTIN BALOUGH WARREN BANKER P. J. BARATH ALEX BARTOSH STEVE BASARICH CPL. RAYMOND J. BEDNAR JACK BELLAMY LT. DAVID J. BENJAMIN EDWARD BENJAMIN, S 2 c PFC. WILLIAM BENNETT FRED BEREZIN PVT. PAUL BERKAU SGT. OWEN BILLER PETER J. BISBIS DON BITTNER PFC. KENNETH BITTNER TOM BITTNER BERNARD BIZEK CARL BLACK PVT. MILLARD BLACK ROBERT BLAKE ROBERT BOKICH PVT. ROBERT BOLLINGER PVT. DONALD BOND PFC. JOSEPH BOSWELL SGT. FRANCIS BOYER WILLIAM BOYER CAPT. THOMAS BRADY JOE E. BRAUNE1S 1ST. LT. DAVID BROWN CPL. SYDNEY BROWNE GEORGE BRUGOS JOHN BUCKO ROBERT W. BULMER NICK BUNDA ROBERT BURGESS SIDNEY BURKE RICHARD BURGET, F 3 c LYLE BUTTON FRANK BYERS, S 3 c S SGT. ED CAMPBELL JOSEPH CANDIANO, S 2 c SPIRO CAPPONY T SGT. JOHN CARLBERG PVT. EDWARD CARNAHAN S SGT. ELBERT CARNAHAN EUGENE CARNAHAN, Y l c MAJOR G. D. CARNAHAN a c JAMES R. CARNAHAN RAY CARNAHAN ROSCOE CARNAHAN a c V. E. CARNAHAN ROBERT CARR HOWARD CASEBEER PFC. BOB CASH TONY CEFALDI, S 2 c • O nc Hundred Twt ☆ ☆ CPL. EDWARD CHAJA S SGT. PAUL CHAJA PVT. WILLIAM CHANCE WASYL CHAYT1Z PVT. JOHN CHURCHIA A C GORDON CHURCHIA GEORGE CHURLEY SGT. DOMINIC CIARFAGLIA PVT. CHESTER CIELIELSKI DOMINIC CIFALI TONY CIFALDI ☆ ☆ MILAN CIMISA JAMES CLOYD PVT. ROY COFFMAN CPL. ALEX COLLIE PVT. TOM COLLINS LT. (JG) HAROLD CONNELL Y PFC. MILFORD CONQUEST ARNOLD C. COOK, A.S. ROBERT E. COOK GODFREY E. COONS, Sk 3 c PVT. CHARLES COPLEN ☆ ☆ PVT. JAMES COROS JOHN COROS PVT. BILL CORWIN PVT. JIM COVERIS SGT. JIMMIE COX DONALD CROLL, S l c THOMAS CROLL, S 2 c PVT. WALTER CUPRINSKI WILLIAM DANIELS PVT. ALEX DANSKIN PVT. GEORGE DAVIS ☆ ☆ TO THE PEOPLE OF GARY Little did they realize in nineteen hundred seven, That all creation ' s eyes would be upon the heavens, Where myriad sparks, smoke and flames Supply the world’s grim games. Where ancient tribes, mid lusty chants, Long before the mad dog’s rants, Smoked the symbol, calumet. And t( : ' :d in the ancient set. Not industry, colossal, giant. With thousands, determined, defiant, Roars fiery challenge at the common foe, Who, our peaceful way, seeks to overthrow. Rouse all people from their troubled sleep, And cry from the steeple to the beaten who creep. The hope of freedom that all men feel, Cries, awake, in the breast of the City of Steel. Corporal Nick Mcncakis U. S. Signal Corps Fort Monmouth, New Jcrs.-y Page On, HnnilreJ Three ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ PVT. RUSSELL DAY CHARLES DECKER RAYMOND DECKER EMIL DE LUISE JAMES DEMITROULOS PVT. HAROLD DOLAN PVT. CHESTER DOMBROWSKI HENRY A. DOMBROWSKI PETER T. DOMBROWSKI CPL. JOHN DORSCH TECH-SGT. JACK H. DRAKE LT. LOUIS DREVENAK ☆ ESTHER FILE, Ensign JIM FINAN PFC. WARREN E. FINCH LT. BERNARD FLETCHER ARNOLD FOLEY PAUL FOLEY FRANKLIN FORTUNAK EMIL FRAKOVICH PVT. JOHN FRAME PFC. B. FRANKOWSKI STANLEY FRANKOWSKI THADDEUS FRANKOWSKI PVT. MILE DRLICH JIMMY DUMIGAN BOB DURFOS RAY DUTCHER, S 2 c LT. WALTER ECKERSALL BILL ECKSTROM PVT. ELMER ECKSTROM SGT. CLARENCE ED1NGTON A C THOMAS EGAN SAM ELIA, S 2 c GEORGE ELIOPOULIS LOUIS ELIOPOULIS ☆ ☆ PVT. VINCENT FRANZITTA JOHN FRIEDLE1N JAY FRISCHKORN SGT. CHAS. FULLER EDWIN FUSS PVT. JOHN GAJDA CPL. BARNEY GAJEWSKI SGT. STANLEY GAJEWSKI STEVE GAJEWSKI PVT. EMERY GALISINI JOHN GASPER, S 2 c RAY GOSPODAREK AUX. SOPHIE ELOFF ROBERT E. EMERSON, S 2 c LEO EMERSON PVT. JOSEPH EVAN SAM EVANOFF PFC. EMIL FAD1GA TOM FARABAUGF1 A C ROBERT FARAB AUGH WILLIAM J. FERHAT HIPPOLITO FERNANDEZ MODESTO FERNANDEZ PVT. BOB FIFE ☆ ☆ CPL. ARTHUR GAWLIK PVT. PAUL GEISERT JOE GEROMETTA PVT. JOE GIBBONS PFC. JOHN GIBBONS TOM GIBBONS SGT. W. F. GILBERT ROBERT GILE WILLIAM GILLIANA GROVE GINDER PVT. PAUL GLEICHMAN RAY GRABCZYK ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Our HiwJrcJ Fun PHIL GREEN, 3 c s ROBERT GREENBERG CPL. CHARLES GREENWALD HARRY GURBAND STEVE GURGEVICH PVT. CHARLES HAHN CHARLES HAMMERSMITH, Y 3 c LT. JAMES R. HANSEN 2ND LT. HENRY HAY PVT. THOMAS HAYSLIP AL HEBIB WILBUR A. HEDMAN PVT. NICK HERBACK C. E. HESFORD CHARLES F. HODGES, a c CPL. A. HOLFORD PFC. FRED HOLFORD WILLARD C. HOLLINGS¬ WORTH WINFRED HOLLINGSWORTH JAMES HOLMAN EMIL HOLZMAN WILLIAM HOLZMAN LT. HARRY W. HOUSER CAPT. STEWARD HOUSER PVT. CHANCEY HUNKER ABE HYMAN JOHN HYNDMAN P‘ge Or Hundred five ☆ ☆ JOHN IRAK GERALD IRWIN ROBERT IRWIN WILLIAM R. IRWIN JOSEPH N. IWAN, A.S. LT. LONNIE M. JACKSON EDWARD JAGIELA .HERBERT JAMES PVT. ARTHUR JANKOVICH PVT. C. S. JAWORSKI BOB JOHNSON SGT. HAROLD JOHNSON ☆ SGT. EDWARD KISH PVT. GEORGE KLIMIS NICK KLIMIS, S 2 c •PVT. ANTHONY F. KLOC PVT. LLOYD KLOEFFLER JOHN KMETZ JOHN KOKOS ANTHONY KOLODZIEJ LEO KOSKY DAN KOWALL MATTHEW KOZAR RUSSELL KRAMER ☆ PVT. RICHARD D. JOHNSON VANCE JOHNSON MARK JOHNSTON SAM JOSEPH LT. JOSEPH JOYCE MICHAEL KANE THOMAS KANE GPL. JEROME KAPLAN CPL. TED KAPLAN PVT. JOHN KAPPAS BEN KEILMAN HAROLD KEITH ' k ☆ LT. LEONARD KREVITZ PVT. ESTILL KROHN PFC. MIKE KRUSE LT. GENEVIEVE KRUZIC S SGT. ALEX KUCHAR WALTER KUCHAR EDWARD KUZMA MICHAEL KWILASZ PVT. STANLEY KWILASZ JACK H. LANDES HARRY LaROCHE LT. EDWARD J. LASKO ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ EDWARD C. KEUSTER LT. FRANK KOTORA T SGT. MICHAEL KOTORA R. S. KELLY, M.M. 2 c BOB KEMP C. R. KENT S 2 c JOHN KERLIN, S c PVT. NICK KESERICK CHARLES KIDD JUDSON KIERSTEAD, C.P.O. JOE KlLLENS ALBERT KISH ☆ ☆ PFC. GEORGE LASKO LEONARD LEACH M SGT. W. B. LEACH PVT. RICHARD LEE ARTHUR LEBO ARTHUR LEHN CHARLES LEMICK AARON LEVEE ANTHONY LEWANDOWSKI FRANK LEWANDOWSKI ROBERT LEWIS ☆ ☆ Hundred Six ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ PFC. E. RICHARD LEWKE SGT. JAMES J. LINCOLN HOWARD LIND CHESTER LIPSKI DANIEL K. LOCKE, A.S. ARLEIGH LONG LEONARD LOWE JOE LUCHICH FRANK LUCICH JAMES LUDINGTON, S 2 c CHARLES LUPTAK JOHN E. LYONS JOE MACHULAK PFC. ROBERT B. MACK PVT. GUS MAGRAMES GEORGE T. MAHACHECK PVT. MELVIN MAHEKIN THOMAS A. MAHONEY PVT. HENRY MALEC ARMAND MARASCO PVT. N. E. MARGOUDAKIS EMMETT MAXWELL, A.S. JOSEPH MAXWELL, S 2 c ALLEN McCATHREN PVT. VERNE McCATHREN WINFIELD McCATHREN pvt. james McConnell pfc. william mcconnell CPL. EVERETT McCONRMICK Ac 2 JAMES McFARLANE EDDIE McKAY WAYNE McKINNEY, F. 3 c REGIS McMAHON THOMAS McMAHON JIM McNIECE JESSEE MENDOZA CPL. NICK MENEAKIS PVT. DAN MERCER LT. ROBERT E. MERCER MELVIN MICHAEL GREGORY MICHAELS JAMES MIDDLETON PFC. CHET MIHALEK JAMES MILLER, A.C. LT. JOSEPH MISTROVICH PFC. DICK MITCHELL LT. JACK MOFFATT JOE MOLCHAN ENSIGN EDWARD MOORE ROBERT MOORE PVT. BUFORD MORGA N EDWARD MOSS, S 2 c LT. JOHN MOWBRAY JACK MOZINGO JOE MUFFOLETTO, A.S. PVT. PAUL MUFFOLETTO PAT MULLOY JIM MULLOY ROBERT MULLOY THOMAS MULLOY PVT. WALTER MULLOY PVT. BOB MULROE PAUL MULROE PVT. PHILLIP MULROE THOMAS MULROE WALTER NABHAN GLEN C. NALLINGER PVT. JOSEPH NASIATKA LT. JOHN NEALON PVT. LEROY NEIL PVT. CHARLES NEILL JACK NEILL WILLIAM NEMTUDA BRUCE K. NESS ALEXANDER NILOFF GEORGE NILOFF BOB NOLAN ALEX NORWAISH JOHN NOSKO LOUIS NOSKO SGT. VINCENT NOSKO FRED NOVICH CASIMER NOWICKI STANLEY NOWIjCKI WALTER NOWICKI WILLIAM NUTE JOHN OGIEGO DAVE O’HARA SGT. A. OLENIK LOUIS J. OROSZ STEVE OROSZ JAMES ORR CHESTER OSPALSKI ROY PALASZ JOHN PALIGRAPH, V-l CPL. SAM PANAGIOTIS SGT. JOE PANEPINTO LT. SAM PANEPINTO PVT. TED PANKIEWICZ CPL. NICK PANNITAS ROMY PANTEA TED PATSIS JOHN PAUER PVT. WALTER PAWLICKI STEPHEN PAZAK PVT. J. A. PECHUKEVICH LT. HERBERT PEHR WILLIAM PEPPERAK PVT. CHESTER PESKO PVT. JOSEPH PIENTA TONY PIKOS NARKO PILLA SAM PILLAR, F 2 c PFC. WILLIAM PITCHFORD PVT. EDDIE PLESA LEONARD PREDAINA, Y j c LT. DOROTHY PRUESS HOWARD PRUESS, S 2 c JOHN PRUESS JACK PUENT ROBERT QUINN GEORGE RADIVON STEVE RAKOS GEORGE RAND PVT. ROBERT RANDALL JOHN RARD ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Page One Hundred Set ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ JOHN RAZUMICH PFC. BILL REBERG T SGT. JOHN REBERG NICK REBIS ANDREW REHTORIK PI C. EUGENE ROADES PFC HENRY ROBBINS RUSSELL ROBBINS, S 2 c TED ROCOFF HARRY ROTHMAN CPL. JEROME ROTTENBERG JERRY ROTTENBERG CPL. GEORGE RUBIS MARTIN SABO PVT. EDWARD SANKEY ROBERT SAUNDERS HENRY SAWA PVT. RAY SCHAEFER LT. RICHARD G. SCHRAEDER PFC. JOHN SCHULTZ PVT. KENNETH SCHWARTZ PVT. LOUIS SCOTT JAY F. SCHUKV PFC. STEVE F. SEFCIK A 2 c DICK SEITZINGER SGT. MILO SEKULOVICH PVT. RUDOLPH SENTIZA GEORGE SETTLE GEORGE SHARP CPL. ALFRED SHARTZER LT. TOM SHEDLEK S SGT. JESSE SHUTS HARVEY SIDES, F. C l c JERRY SKAGGS TOM SMETANA 2ND LT. CHARLES SMITH CPL. FRANK SMITH a c NORBERT SMITH PVT. PHILLIP SMITH JOE SMOLKOVICH PVT. GEORGE SNELL1NG WAYNE SNODGRASS JOE A. SOTAK S SGT. FRANK STANKO GEORGE STANKO, Av C PVT. STEVE STEFAN MITCHELL STAWICKI LT. ARCHIBALD STEELE PVT. DON STRUBLE JOHN SULLIVAN, A.S. CFT. NICK SUBAN SGT. WILLARD SUTTON PVT. JAY SWAN PHILIP SWAN PVT. STANLEY SZAFRANSKI MANN TABOR, S 2 c BRONKO TARA1LO PVT. ARTHUR TARGGART THOMAS TARGGART JOHN TAUS, SC 3 c ALEX TAYLOR OSCAR TEVESON PVT. GUS THEODORQ R. L. THOMPSON a c HARVEY TIDWELL ANDREW TITAK, S 3 c SGT. EMIL TITAK PVT. JULIUS A. TITAK PVT. HARLEY TODD PVT. CHRIS TRAKOS PVT. GLORGE TROBOVICH PFC. HUGH TRIMBLE PVT. HARRY TROPP NICK TSACRIOS LT. ERVIN E. UNDERWOOD SGT, BOB N. USHER, JR. T SGT. BILL USHER CHARLES WM. USHER PVT. DAN UZELAC PVT. GLEN VANTfcEASE JAMES VASIL JOHN VESPA BOB VINCENT, LT. JG. ANTHONY VINOVICH CPL. JOE VITUCCI PVT. NICK VLAMOS PETER VUKADINOVICH EDWARD WACKOWSKI CPL. MAX WAHLMAN PVT. CHARLES WALKER ROBERT WALTON PVT. CHARLES WARDA MARRY WARNEKE JOE WASICK PFC. IRVIN WEISS LAWRENCE WEST JOHN WESTERSTRAND CPL. HAZEL WHITE S SGT. HARRY WICKBERG CPL. BILL WILEY PVT. JOHN WILSON CPL. CHARLES J. WISE SGT. WALTER WOJCIK CPL. NORMAN H. WOLF PVT. JOSEPH WOOLDRIGE PVT. JOHN WOTHERSFOON PVT. J. C. WROBELEWSKI WILLIAM YARVIS PETER YASELSKY, M.P. WALTER ZABLOCKI JOHN ZAKUTANSKY PETE ZAKUTANSKY. JOHN ZIEMBA PVT. CLAUDE ZIMMERLE ZIVKO ZIVONOVICH, S 2 c In Memoriam Harry McMullen Lt. Clifford Hansen Rudy Horkavi Missing in Action or Prisoners of War Pvt. Gus Jim Cominus Dick Jodcr Nelson Johnson Pfc. Jimmy Valentine Cpl. Sidney Weiss Lt. Floyd Saxton ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ One Hundred Six SAVE A LIFE—GIVE BLOOD Six Typewriter Go To Service Emerson Orchestra Concert Top Janitors Out ir y p t. a 4 JLLs , WORK . . . FIGHT . . . GIVE Band Concert Honors Couples “Dear John” EVERYBODY EVERYDAY—10% Emerson “Farm” Out Bryan Speaks At Rotary Army Examines LEARN . . . SHARE . . . SERVE Aud. Gets New Projector War Diplomas Agitate School Heads Emerson Twirling Club Demonstrates WASTE NOTHING—BUY WISELY “The Wheel” Is Out Students Work In Xmas Rush Zero Again BONDS OR BONDAGE Madden Wins Oratoriai Martha Logan On Nutrition Faculty, Parents, Students Ration Emerson “Farm” Out

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