Emerson High School - Emersonian Yearbook (Gary, IN)

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iIsiiilT Emerson High Hclwnl at Gary, Indiana in its setting against the background of the steel mills . .. tells its story in this issue of the Ifl44 bmerstmian Steel and Spirit Fiijlif Together We, the 1944 Staff of THE EMERSONIAN, humbly dedicate this record of our joys, heartaches, activities, our thoughts, and hopes, to the gallant Emersonians who are fighting land who will fight) on European battlefields, under tropical suns of the South Pacific, in China skies, through the bitter cold of the Aleutians, and under Medi¬ terranean waters. To these, we dedicate this book. We include in this dedication the fathers, brothers, mothers, sisters, relatives, and friends of the Emerson com¬ munity who got steel dust in their eyes to see these heroes home. These men and women of all the Cary mills also served. Steel, our background and our heritage, is a fitting theme. From many parts of Cary, from the Duneland and the lake front comes Youth, raw material, to Emerson ' s portals, to be tested and tried, blended and selected, for the purpose of producing human beings comparable to the steel made in our town. From the crucible they must emerge ready for the preservation of the American Way: “principles of democratic constitutional government — devotion to justice — respect for the pledged word, and love of peace.” Henry LeRoy Abegg P.O. 2 c Anthony J. Abildua H.A. 2 c Albert Abraham John Abraham Paul Accordin Jack Adams Joe Adams F 2 c Robert Adams Pvt. Robert Ahlgrim Lt. Homer Alexander Pvt. John Alexander Cpl. Milton Alexander Pvt. Mary Alfonso Mike Alfonso S 2 c Elvin Allen S 2 c Pvt. Gust Allen F. M. Allison Harold Alterwitz William Alsher Cpl. Alex Anderson Forrest Anderson John Anderson Pvt. Stella Andrews Sgt. George Apathy Christ Aregroupelus Jack Armstrong William Arvenson A.O.M. 2 c Norman Ashley Pvt. Chris Atsas Steve Augustine Allen Ayers Pvt. Eugene Babilla Rudy Babilla Pvt. Keith Backcmeyer Russell Bailey F 2 c Ross Bain Glenn Ballard Pvt. Robert Ballinger Pfc. Martin Balough Henry Bando P.O. 3 c Pfc. Warren E. Banker Pvt. Phillip Barath Seaman Joe Barcenas Lt. (j.g.) Clifford Barnes Cpl. Alex Bartosh Steve J. Basarich Gus Bauvis John Behr Cpl. Raymond J. Bcdnar Andrew Bcdnarcik OUR COLD STARS Pvt. John V. Burns Pfc. Robert Cash Sgt. Dominic Ciarfaglia William Goodwin Lt. Clifford Hansen Ivan Hencko Rudy Horkavi Florian Klimczak F l c Sgt. Marsile Lambert Seaman Harry McMullen Sgt. Adolph Leonard Olcjnik Sgt. Joe Panepinto Sgt. Frank Zielinski Jack Bellamy Robert Bendt Sgt. Walter Bendt Capt. David J. Benjamin Edward Benjamin S.C. 3 c Lt. Ralph Benjamin William J. Bennett Cpl. Frederick C. Berezin Paul F. Berkau Pvt. Robert A. Berkau Seaman Joseph Bestich Pvt. Bill Biernat Pvt. Marvin J. Biller Pfc. Owen A. Biller Harry Bilski F 2 c Jerome Bilski Sgt. Peter J. Bisbis Don Bittner Pfc. Kenneth Bittner Pvt. Thomas M. Bittner Pvt. Bernard R. Bizek Carl Black Pvt. Millard Black Jim Blackncr Robert Blake S 2 c Robert Bokich R.M. 3 c A C John Boland Pvt. Robert Bolingcr Sgt. Donald R. Bond Pvt. George Bond James Bond Pvt. Ann Boltich A C John Bosak Pvt. Mike Bosko Pvt. Joseph D. Boswell Pvt. Sam Boswell William C. Boyer Francis B. Boyer Paul Boyle Thad Braay Pfc. Miriam Brady Capt. Thomas Brady Lt. David Brant Cpl. Sydney Bram Bill Brancic F 2 c Joseph E. Brauneis Rdm. 2 c Pfc. Norris J. Brickley Maj. Orren Briggs Clark R. Brink Harold Brink Cpl. Wayne Bronson 1st Lt. David Brown Sgt. James Brown Cpl. Sydney N. Browne George Brugos Pvt. Jack Bryan Ensign Shirley Bryan John Bucko, Jr. A S Seaman Herman Buehrle Pvt. Richard Buehrle Pvt. Russell Buehrle Pvt. Michael Bugarin Robert W. Bulmer Sgt. Andrew Bumbura Sgt. Mike Bumbura Sgt. Nick Bunda Joseph R. Burchuk F 2 c Donald J. Burgess T 5 Robert Burgess Richard F. Burget F l c John Burns Pfc. Lyle A. Button, Jr. Frank Byers Fred Byncrs Pvt. Robert Caldwell FACULTY S Sgt. William K. Chance Lt. Harold Connelly Lt. Donald Conncrly Ensign Esther E. File Ensign Edward Moore Ensign Cecil Oursler Cpl. Charles J. Wise Edward Campbell Joseph Candiano, Jr. Sgt. Odessa Cannon Spiro Cappony Sidney Carew Leonard Carew Sgt. John B. Carlberg Charles Carlson Pvt. Edward Carnahan S Sgt. Elbert G. Carnahan Eugene E. Carnahan F i c Maj. George D. Carnahan A C Ray Carnahan, Jr. Cpl. Roscoe C. Carnahan George Churley Tony Cifaldi S 2 c Milan Cimcsa Seaman Louis Cina Leonard Cerajeski Pvt. Orville B. Clegg S Sgt. John Clodig Bud Clouse F 1 c James Cloyd Erwin Clug Cpl. Roy Coffman Jack Coffell Cpl. Alex Collie Pvt. Tom J. Collins James Coly Pvt. Elmer E. Condo Sgt. Frank J. Conroy, Jr. Milford Conquest Arnold C. Cook A S Sgt. Robert E. Cook Godfrey Coon s, Sk 2 c Pvt. Charles W. Coplcn Larry Coolahan Pvt. James N. Coros John Coros Victor Cuprinski Dick Cutting 2nd Lt. Stephan J. Cwiklinski William P. Daniels Alex W. Danskin Pvt. Harry Dardinski Victor Dauer Pvt. John Davies Pvt. George C. Davis Pfc. Russell C. Day Pvt. Charles R. Decker Lt. Raymond A. Decker Matthew Dccoss Cpl. John Dellovary Emil DeLuisc John Demitroulos John F. Dcttman Pvt. George Devyak Charles Dewey Jack Dickson 1st Lt. Glen Dilling Pvt. Herman Dinkin Cpl. Stanley Dobis Harold Dolan Pvt. Edmund Dolatowski lay Dutcher S 2 c A C Robert J. Dwyer Lt. Don Dykeman Pvt. Steve Dzunda Lt. Wayne Eaton, Jr. Lt. Walter Eckersall A C Elmer E. Eckstrom, Jr. William J. Eckstrom A.M.M. 2 t Sgt. Wade Clarence Edgington Lt. Virgil Edman A C Thomas Egan Lt. Col. Robert Egeberg Lee Roger Eldridge Sam David Elia S 2 c George Elipoulus Cpl. Louis Elipoulus Pvt. John Eloff Aux. Sophie K. Eloff Seaman Bob Emerson Leo Emerson Sgt. Arthur Emcrshy William Emershy Ensign Elizabeth Evan Pvt. Joseph Evan Sam Evanoff Give me liberty or give me death. A C V. E. Carnahan Gilbert Carr Lt. Joseph Carr Sgt. Robert Carr Pvt. William Carrel Roger Carter T Sgt. Howard Cascbeer Edward Chaja Pfc. Paul Chaja, Jr. Joe Chambers Carl Chaplin Wasyl Chaytiz Pvt. Peter Chilbes A C Gordon Churchia S Sgt. John Churchia William Corwin Pvt. George Costley Pvt. Roy Cottman James H. Coveris Sam Coveris Sgt. Stamatos Coverts Carl Cowen Sgt. Jimmie Cox S Sgt. John T. Coyle Don Croll S l c Thomas A. Croll S.M. 3 c Lt. Mildred Crowell Joseph Culveyhouse A S Pvt. DcVon K. Cunningham Pvt. Walter Cuprinski Pvt. Chester Dombrowski Pvt. Henry A. Dombrowski Peter Dombrowski Pfc. Avery Donley Cpl. John J Dorsch, Jr. Howard Doyle T Sgt. Jack H. Drake Pfc. Ralph Drake Capt. Louis J. Drevenak Pvt. Mike Drlich Cpl. Helen Dubowski Cpl. James Dumigan Jack Dunn John Dunn Bob Durfos Emil Fadiga Cpl. Joseph Falkovich Jerome Farabaugh Ray Farabaugh Pvt. Robert Farabaugh Tom Farabaugh Pvt. Albert Fcdorchak Richard Ferhat Sgt. Vera Ferhat William J. Ferhat Cpl. Victor Ferklic A C Hippolito Fernandez Pvt. Modesto Fernandez Ronald D. Fidler F l c Left to right, top: T Sgt. Jack Drake, A C George Stanko, Edward Kowalczyk, S l c, S Sgt. Ray Palasz, Bill Pitchford, Sam Boswell, Frank Smith. Left to right, center: Pfc. William Biernat, Ethmer Rhodes, A C Russell Pendleton. Left to right, bottom: Pfc. Gus Theodoros, 6 Sgt. John Coldig, Sgt. Eddie Wackowski, Lloyd C. John¬ son, A S Howard Reily, Pvt. Ted Galka. We hold these truths to be self-evident. These are the times that try men’s souls. Pfc. James D. Finn Henry Gordon Oh! say can you see by the dawn’s early light. Pagu Six The flag marches on. Pvt. John Kappas John A. Karagus S 2 c Pfc. Gus Karas Robert Karver Pvt. Richard L. Kasper Pvt. Kenneth Keever Ben Keilman Sgt. Robert A. Kciscr Harold P. Keith S l c Rufus S. Kelly, Jr. M.M. 2 c Bob Kemp S 2 c John Kencsi Anna Kent Clay R. Kent S 2 c Francis Kent S 2 c The John Kerlin S l c Maj. N. E. Keseric Richard Kessler Charles Kidd Petty Officer Judson Kierstcad Joe R. Killens Louis King Albert Kish Sgt. Ernest Kish S Sgt. Chester Klaja Joseph Klamo A.M.M. 2 c Sgt. Howard Kleber Pvt. George Klimis Nicholas Klimis S 2 c Pvt. Anthony P. KIoc Cpl. Lloyd Kloeffler Pvt. John R. Klosowski John Kmetz Howard Knapp Pfc. Joseph Koen John Kokos Anthony Kolodiej John Kometz Ensign Leo Kosky Lt. Frank Kotora T Sgt. Michael Kotora Cpl. Dan Kowall Joe Kowall Steven Kovoichevich Ted Kovoichevich Matt Kozar Lt. Warren Kraft Andy Krcsno Lt. Leonard Krevitz Pvt. Estill S. Krohn Cpl. Kenneth K. Krohn Harold Krouse Lt. (J.g.) Paul Krueger Pfc. Mike Krusz Lt. Genevieve Kruzic Capt. Alex Kuchar Walter Kuchar Joe Kucinski Edward Kucstcr Pfc. Charles J. Kupres Edward Kuzma Michael Kwilasz Pvt. Stanley Kwilasz Harry LaDrcw Pfc. Lyall C. Lamb Jack H. Landes Carroll LaPell Harry LaRoche Paul LaRussa 2nd Lt. Edward J. Lasko Lt. George Lasko Pvt. Anthony R. Lavcdas S Sgt. Dennis W. Lawrence Julia Lazar William Lazar Leonard Leech Matthew Leach world must be Charles Leady P.O. 3 c Ensign Arthur Lebo Andrew Ledak George Ledak Pvt. Richard G. Lee M Sgt. Walter Leech Gene Lee per Arthur Lcha Pvt. Edward Lehocky Charles Lemich Edward Lemmons Pvt. George Lcngycl Howard Lcnithiaun Pvt. William Lescnie Thomas N. Leonard F l c Sgt. Robert D. Lester Pvt. John Levak Cpl. Aaron Levee Michael L. Lcvich A. J. Lewandowski Frank Lewandowski P. J. Lewandowski Walter Lewandowski Sighted sub . Cpl. Charles Lewick Robert E. Lewis Sgt. Richard Lcwke Sgt. James J. Lincoln Howard Lind Howard Linthicum Pvt. Chester C Lipski Daniel Keith Locke P.O. l c Pfc. Kenneth Lockwood Pvt. George Arleigh Long Leonard R. Lowe S Sgt. Frank M. Lucech Pfc. Joe Lucich James H. Ludington C 1. Albert Lukach Charles Luptak Lt. John F. Lyons Petty Officer William McBride Sgt. Allen McCathren Pvt. Verne McCathren Pvt. James McConnell Cpl. William McConnell Cpl. Everett McCormick Cpl. Edward McCoy Cpl. James McFarlane Sgt. James McGregor Wayne McKinney A S Pvt. David McLain Pvt. John McLaughlin Sgt. George McLean Jack McMahon Patrick McMahon Pvt. Regis McMahon Pvt. Thomas M. McMahon James McNiece W. E. McNiece S 2 c Cpl. James McTigue William MacFarlane safe for democracy. George T. Machacek Pvt. Ray Maciejiewski Pvt. Robert B. Mack Joe Mackulak George MacClcnnan Edward Madden Cadet Robert Maggart Pvt. Gus Magrames Pvt. Thomas A. Mahoney Pvt. Edward Malec Pvt. Henry Manista Armond Marasco Cpl. Nick Margaudakis Pvt. Merle Marian Pvt. James Mason Bill Mathe Bernard Matisin Joseph Matisin John Matisin Lewis Matisin Sgt. Alfonso Matunas Aux. Sgt. A. S. Maxwell Emmett Maxwell S. 2 c Joseph R. Maxwell S 2 c . . sank same. Pvt. E. Louis Maybaum Lt. Russell Means Lt. Frederick Mease Mike Melovonich Lt. Leo Melzcr Sgt. Jesse Mendoza Sgt. Nick Mcneakis Pfc. Dan Mercer Lt. Robert E. Mercer Sgt. Charles Messina Pvt. Edgar Meyer Sgt. Melvin J. Michael Flight Officer Gregory Michaels James W. Middleton Pvt. Andrew Mihal 2nd Lt. Joe Mihal Pfc. Chester Mihalek Pfc. Michael Mihalek A C Larry Miller Pvt. Malcolm Miller Lt. Richard A. Miller Hubert Minniti Ph.M } c Pvt. Dan Mistrovich Sgt. Edward Mistrovich Lt. Joseph Mistrovich Pvt. Michael Mistrovich Pfc. Richard M. Mitchell Pvt. Earl Mize Cpl. Joe Mockaictis 2nd Lt. John Moffat Joe Molchan Ensign J. Marshall Monahan Sgt. Robert P. Moore Pvt. Buford D. Morgan Pvt. Trice Morrill Eleanor Morrison Edward Moss S.M. 2 c Lt. John F. Mowbray Jack Mozingo Joe Muffalctto A S Pvt. Paul Muffaletto Edward J. Muha P.O. 2 c Sgt. Edward Mulhern Sgt. Robert Mulhern James Mulloy Pvt. Martin J. Mulloy Lt. Pat Mulloy Robert Mulloy Thomas Mulloy F l c Pvt. Walter Mulloy Paul A. Mulroe Pvt. Phil Mulroe Pfc. Robert Mulroe Thomas J. Mulroe Pfc. Nick Musulin Pfc. Ted Musulin Michael Muzer Carl Mycr F.M. 2 c George Myria Pvt. George Nabhan Pvt. Ncllc A. Nabham Walter S. Nabhan DFC S Sgt. Stanley Gajewski Sgt. Joe Panepinto Sgt. Adolph Leonard Olejnik Capt. Norton Robbins PURPLE HEART Pfc. Robert Cash Pvt. Leonard Gillis Sgt. Marsile Lambert S Sgt. Dennis Lawrence Sgt. Adolph Lcnoard Olejnik S Sgt. John Orlich Pvt. John Sablovic Kathleen Griffith ' s guarantee of an education in this Independence Hall miniature. OUR BACKINC UP TO APRIL FIRST Bonds $19,481.05 Stamps 5.512.96 Total Waste Paper Red Cross Donation (Paper Sales) $24,994.01 65,865 pounds 35.400 pounds $49.40 JLL Alice Weiss and Bruce Cowen com¬ pare notebooks, pre-war and Vic¬ tory numbers; Staff Sergeant Love¬ lace gives test to Army Air Corps cadet candidates; Robert Klein uses his jackknife to sharpen Adrienne Michnik’s pencil—short of sharp¬ eners; David Klein, John Orsechow- ski, Deannc Denslow, and Beverly Edwards make paste of flour; Mrs. Wicks donates scrap paper to AOA’s Don and Bob Hall, and Lester Brown. Peggy Gibbons at Youth Conference — September Publications Banquet — No- W icif nf Us ? CATHERINE ORGON, Emerson President BETTY GAYNOR, Emerson Secretary KATHERINE THOMAS, Froebel Vice-president ' K i G. J. REYNOLDS, Emerson l Sponsor 1 1 1 Adult Discussion Guides, Sponsors, and Guests: Miss J. Shay, Whiting; Miss E. Tinsman, Emer¬ son; Mrs. L. B. Snyder, Gary; Mrs. Elizabeth Coates, Y. M. C. A.; Mrs. J. A. Oberforfer, Y. W. President; Mrs. J. Foster, Gary; Miss Rosemary Maloney, Welfare Dept.; Mrs. Evelyn M. Duvall, Chicago Assoc, for Family Living, guest speaker; Mr. Frank Liddle, State Secretary, Y.M.C.A.; Mr. Fred Steininger, Gary; Mrs. E. Frederiksen, Gary; Mrs. H. Kindelsperger, Gary; Mrs. Burgess Snyder, Gary; Mr. Mark Roser, Gary; Mrs. F. Greve, Lew Wallace; Mrs. G. Angle, Gary; Miss M. Cheever, Lew Wallace. Stage showing flowers presented by Emerson boys; Registration; Cath¬ erine Orgon and Emmalyn Jenkins; Discussion leader; Mr. Roser and Mr. Liddle in panel: Discus¬ sion group Snowy weather on Saturday, March 25, did not dampen the ardor of the glamorous lassies who came, over five hundred, to at¬ tend the Fifth Annual Lake County High School Girls’ Conference. Student group leaders were Margaret Sqibb, Edison; Rose Goldman and Dorothy Puinti, Emerson; Mary Ann Jacob and Bes¬ sie Chrison, Froebel; Phil Beck and Joan Key, Mann; Teresa Knaver and Joan Salon, Lew Wallace; Emmalyn Jenkins, Roosevelt; Shirley Nelson, Tolleston; Ramona Dykstra; Wirt. ' Mr. Bohn welcomed the delegates. Bob Johnson spoke for the Emerson student body, particularly the boys, and presented a lovely bouquet of jonquils to each mem¬ ber school. The blue curtain opening on this yellow glory was an unforgettable sight. The theme, " What of Us?” covered four areas: Family Relationships, Boys and Girls Together; Friendship; Religion. Headline speakers were Frank Liddle, State Y.M.C.A. Secretary; Mrs. Evelyn M. Duvall, Chicago Association foe Family Living; Mark Roser, Director of Child Welfare, Gary Public Schools. The morning discussion groups, with del¬ egates meeting in groups of fifty, was an outstanding feature. Girls were especially appreciative of the adult leaders as guides in these groups. Froebel presented the charming dance, " Cindy”. School Fashions were modelled by Lew Wallace students. A tea concluded the conference. Emmalyn Jenkins was elected president for the 1945 conference. Page Seventeen Steel Mahers .. . Principals EVERETT A. SPAULDING, Principal RUSSELL U. BOHN, Assistant Men and women returning to Emerson from service in all parts of the world agree on one thing— " E.A. hasn’t changed a bit.” Since these are our older brothers, sisters, relatives, and friends, they must know. When we asked for his characteristic expres¬ sion he said it was " Aw, shucks,” and added with a grin, " depending on who’s around.” This is the thirty-fourth year for Emerson’s chief, and he still believes that boys and girls are more important than subject mat- He is very proud of the Parent Council, believing that this group is a bridge be¬ tween home and school with either group able to cross over in the direction of bet¬ ter understanding. The gradually changing membership of the Parent Council gives the school a real booster committee in the com¬ munity. Frequently members who are no longer active come to the luncheon and the meetings. Our equally genial Mr. Bohn admitted that in moments of great stress he said, " I’ll be daggoned if I know what to do.” He has great admiration for the Emerson faculty which goes on functioning effici¬ ently in these trying times. That a child now receives adjustment when he needs it, in grades first through third, is a great sat¬ isfaction to Mr. Bohn. This same principle is being applied in a degree from grades fourth through seventh. Keying in with this practice is the new report card indicating citizenship one period and subject achieve¬ ment in the next, alternating. This card, according to Mr Bohn, is experimental and parents have been urged to express approval or disapproval. The experiment in reading is being continued this year with Miss I. V. Jones of the Testing Department meeting with the committee. Threatened shortages of teachers and coal were but two of the complicated problems handled by this year’s Board of School Trus¬ tees. By ordering schools closed from Friday to Monday morning, from November first on, a saving was made. The trustees went on record as favoring the granting of pen¬ sions to non-teaching employees. One of the Board’s pleasant but numerous jobs is attending the eight commencements in June. However, they were conditioned for that this year by many public appearances for AOA progress activities, Bond Drives, Post-War civic planning groups, and OCD programs. On April 26, Mrs. Helen Kindelsperger, home visiting teacher, told parents of pri¬ mary children about her work. This was the fourth in a series of meetings informing parents of the school programs. Pane Eighteen School Trustees Parents LOYD F. BURRESS Vice-President CLOYCE A. BOWERS Secretary EDWARD T. DOYNE President EDITH E. DORMAN CHARLES D. LUTZ Superintendent MICHAEL J. LOBO Asst. Secretary Parents Committee If 144 MRS. OTIS AMMON MRS. DICK CUNNINGHAM MR. JAMES FERGUSON MRS. THOMAS GALLAGHER MRS. HAROLD HEROD MR. HAROLD JACKSON MRS. JOSEPH KAZEN MR. LEONARD NELSON MRS. CHRIST NIKCHEVICH REV. OSCAR T. PERSON MRS. HARRY POLEN MRS. STEPHEN RASCHEVICH MRS. JOSEPH SPERL MRS. DONALD TAYLOR MRS. LAWRENCE THRASHER Their Sole Interest- Quality rnnlurtinn Again our faculty had to meet the challenge of providing encouragement and instruction in a time of crisis. Along with teaching duties, our faculty members helped students to follow the national program—SERVE, SAVE, AND CON¬ SERVE. They bought bonds, rationed, taught and took special war courses; supported loyally activities of the Red Cross and the Community Chest Fund; helped in OCD work. " D.C.”, now Lt. Connerly, left us in June to teach aviation cadets in San Antonio. Mr. Ours- ler who was with us for a few weeks in the fall is serving in the Navy. We have listed our fac¬ ulty members in service on the service pages. In addition to Mr. Oursler, Miss Betty Hartnett came to Emerson as a physical training instructor. We also welcomed Mrs. Helen Kindelsperger, home visitor. There are ‘‘goodbyes” to be said as well as " hellos”. With deep regret we say farewell to Mrs. Marjorie Stoner, our much loved high school Language Arts ♦ ALMA LORTZ, Social Living—“Be sure you use the right modifiers.” ♦ CATHERINE GREENWALD, English— " That’s why I’m here.” ♦ NELLE McCARNAN, English— " Is, are, was, were, never take objects. ' ' ♦ ALICE LaDEAUX, Social Living— " Let’s read poetry.” ♦ MARY PORTMESS, Social Living— " Now my grand¬ father—” ♦ GRACE BENSCOTER, English— " Say what you mean, and mean what you say.” ♦ LEILA A. DOYLE, Junior Library— " Will you please put your books away?” ♦ CLARA K. REYHER, Spanish — " Cierren Ustedes los libros.” ♦ GLADYS PIERCE, English— " If you don’t hand that work in, you’ll be sorry.” ♦ ADELE TAPPAN, English— " When I was a girl— Industrial Arts ♦ CHARLES ROGERS, Shep— " Bring in the tools.” ♦ HENRY ROWLAND, Mechanical Drawing — " All right, let’s get to work.” ♦ JOHN HARRISON, Free Hand Drawing— " Girls chewing gum always remind me of cows.” ♦ MRS. McDonald, Cooking—Substitute for Mrs. Fagan. ♦ EUNICE WAKE, Tech— " Be¬ lieve in yourself.” ♦ CLARA NILSSON, Cloth¬ ing—“Where is your thimble?” ♦ BERTHA ADE, Clothing—“Girls, please!” ♦ CHRIS¬ TINE HAYES, Cooking— " Be sure to wash your hands.” Math and Commerce ♦ PHYLLIS DeMAIFFE, Social Living— " Atten¬ tion please!” ♦ BERNICE BEELER, Commerce — " Now, let me see.” ♦ EVELYN HOUSE¬ KEEPER, Arithmetic — " Pass out the paper.” librarian, who has been with us since 1922. We shall miss her smiling and never-failing, " Is there anything I can do for you?” We wish Mrs. Stoner every ' good thing. Our faculty believes that war or no war, the basic learnings must go on, but there was pro¬ vided as many activities as possible to maintain Curriculum changes were discussed at several faculty meetings. These suggestions and recom¬ mendations are being handled by citywide com¬ mittees. Advanced mathematics classes were noticeably larger and refresher courses were given in this field to key in with the pre-induction program. Mr. Flynn again taught aeronautics. A course to train student operators of machines used in visual educational work, both for the auditorium and the films shown in 105, was conducted by Miss Doyle. The Home Arts faculty gave special work in child care, home nursing, and nutrition. ♦ ADELE GWIN.N, Math— " If you want to chatter, go outside.” ♦ MINNIE TALBOT, Math— " Never mind memorizing.” ♦ MABEL KELLER, Arithmetic— " Did you do your home¬ work?” ♦ DAISY ROWE, Commerce— " Ma¬ chines quiet please.” Auditnriinn ♦ GRACE SAYERS, Music— " People, I’m wait¬ ing.” ♦ GERTRUDE PALMER, Speech — " People, we must do this right.” ♦ MELBA CROMER, Music — " Choir practice tonight.” ♦ HAZEL E. HARRISON, Auditorium— " We’re not hearing you.” ♦ MARGARET D. PAUL, Speech— " May I please talk now?” Social Scienc ♦ HAZEL M. GRIEGER, History— " This is a benevolent dictatorship.” ♦ MAMIE WOL- BRANDT, Social Living— " If you people don’t quit talking, we’ll all stay after school.” ♦ HENRIETTA NEWTON, History— " Noth¬ ing there today ' , is there?” ♦ MARY BAN, His¬ tory — " This is a democracy.” ♦ PHYLLIS HANSON, Social Living— " I beg your pardon.” ♦ JESSIE PHILLIPS, Social Living— " This is a fine class.” ♦ AARON B. CARLBERG, History — " Are there any questions growing out of the chapter?” Science ♦ ESTHER BOAL, Nature study— " Be careful of the museum.” ♦ ESTHER TINSMAN, Bi¬ ology— " Civilization could not exist without biology.” ♦ JESSE WARRUM, Chemistry— " There’s nothing up here.” ♦ FLOYD FLINN, Physics— " It doesn’t just take brains, it takes study.” Page Twenty.One Each line An Emerson Product- Keeps Us All Hailing MILDRED BILLER— " Miss Draves takes all book rental money.” ( ' ‘Well—”) Seeing that the store¬ room has enough supplies and checking out the supplies to the teachers are done ably by Mrs. Biller. MARGUERITE DRAVES— " I’m not going to have anyone in the office who doesn’t behave like a young lady or gentleman.” (Ye gods and little fishes”) Miss Draves sees to it that both grade and high school classes pay their book rental and that they have lockers. MARIAN FICKES— " What say?” ( " You can say that again”) Giving out lue slips, checking teachers’ books, and attending classes are but some of the tasks performed by Miss Fickes. MAURINE LINK— ' “Emerson, Miss Link speak¬ ing.” ( " Jeeminy Willagens”) Miss Link checks to see that all Seniors have their majors, minors, correct number of units, and correct number of points. DOROTHY PALASZ— " Tickets do not go on sale until tomorrow.” ( " That kills me”) When thr football season is on, football tickets are sold by Miss Palasz; in basketball season, it’s basketball tickets. In between times being financial secretary takes up most of her time. MILDRED ROADES—Left Emerson School to do her " bit” with the United States Nurses Cadet Corps. Lots of luck, Miss Roades. Twenty-Two " Heil Hitler " in Reverse English WE COLLECT 5,170 POUNDS OF PAPER FOR DER FUERHER’S BIRTHDAY APRIL 21, 19 4 First place winner Second. -- Eugene Kaplar 663 z Eva Eloff 567 De Wayne Woodring Morris Robinson 262 On that day the 10:30 Auditorium period topped all others with a collection of 1,804 pounds. The 3:05 period was a close second with a total of 1,802 pounds. For the month of April, Emersonians collected 24,259 pounds. The aces were: Duane Woodring 2476J 2 lbs. Eva Eloff - - 2270 lbs. Eugene Kaplan 2149 lbs. David Krevitz - 1099 lbs.. The work of AOA helpers who went to each housekeeper reminding them of the City Tin Can Collection was a factor in raising the April collection. On May first forty grade school girls who had taken the OCD Child Care course received t ' eir OCD certificates. AN ALL OUT AMERICAN STAFF LIEUTENANT COLONEL- - --- Mary Kampouris MAJOR OF SAFETY FOR CITYWIDE GROUP Robert Friedman MAJOR D an Basich ADJUTANT ...„ Maxie Woodhouse MAJOR OF RECORDS - Jerry Gerasimo ACTIVITIES pour into the stu¬ dent a mixture of elements, all essential to the process of so mold¬ ing his personality that he will be refined for living-any time-any place—anywhere. Board of Control llrdirulrs and tlw First Wor i- Stand ini: JACK OWEN president TOM HAMPTON froy cheerleader DICK COLLEY Soph, boy rep. GEORGE ALEXANDER Jr. boy rep. STANLEY WELLENCE capt. football team CONRAD KUZMA building and grounds chr. MIKE COROS fr. class president EARLE MOORE Sr. boy rep. CATHERINE SEFTON booster committee chr. RAY FLANEGAN Fr. boy rep. MIKE ZAKUTANSKY Sr. class pres. MR. CARLBERG DOROTHY PUINTI girl cheerleader Seated: PEGGY GIBBONS Social committee chr. JEAN GEROMETTA Fr. girl rep. MARIAN FICKES Sr. girl rep. LFIYLLIS MILLER scholarship committee hr. BETTY COLLIE Jr. girl rep. agnes McConnell Soph, girl rep. Back Row: Left to right: Edward Steen. Tommy Thompson, Helen Reynolds, Miss Newton, Dolores Barrick, Gerald Mulloy, Betty Collie, Bill Elwood. Row 2: Robert Holt, Helen Brickley, Margaret Keirn, Robert Karvcr, Cath¬ erine Scfton, Sadie Fairley, Agnes McCon- . nell. Row 1: Lester Mayes, Angela Escudero, Adeline Kuchta, Dorothy Puinti, Tom Hampton. Marker to William A. Wirt Study-Play Srlwul " Dr. Wirt had the biggest hammer to smash tradition of any man I ever knew. You students would do well to take up the business of tradition smashing.” C. Oliver Holmes, member of Board of Education which employed Wm. A. Wirt " Dr. Wirt’s aim in founding the Work-Study-Play system was to give boys and girls a decent life in cities.” Everett A. Spaulding, now serving his thirty-fourth year as Emerson principal " Mr. Wirt believed that so character was developed. So it is natural that this school, the first Work-Study-Play School, should be named Emerson—for it was Emerson who said, Char¬ acter is higher than intellect—and gave to America a new slogan for a new kind of school” Mildred Harter Wirt, Director of Auditoriums These quotations are from speeches made Monday, November 15, in the Emerson auditorium to Juniors and Seniors. The occasion was the dedication of the marker signifying the site of Dr. William A. Wirt’s first Work-Study-Play school. Purchased by student subscription, the stone monument re¬ placed a temporary WPA marker at Seventh and Carolina. Mr. Carlberg, Sponsor of the Board of Control, had worked zeal¬ ously with a committee in the Spring of 1943. In September, Mr. Carlberg, Marian Fickes, chairman, George Alexander, Betty Collie, and Ray Flanegan saw this project to completion. Jack Owen, president, presided. The Senior Class President, Mike Zakutansky made the presentation. It was a source of deep regret that bad weather made an outdoor ceremony impossible, thus limiting the participation to Juniors and Seniors. Booster, Building and Grounds, Social, and Scholarship were again the functioning committees. Uncle Sam called Jack Owen. Next call was for Georgt Costley, the vice-president. The presidency then fell to Earle Moore who carried on until the end of the year. ,Soria Unmmittee JEAN REECE BOB JOHNSON PEGGY GIBBONS GUSSIE SETTLE MISS REYNOLDS JERRY MERSENSKI ALICE CONDO DICK COLLEY HELEN DONAHOE Orchids to the hard working Social Committee!! They must have worked overtime to make the social year such a success. In addition to their usual work they arranged for a free dance every Wednesday night. They also supported a benefit dance for the Annual Staff which was " pretty swell”! The Committee has always been a practical booster of the book, and therefore the Staff is doubly grateful. Page Twenty.Eight IMMlMTtl AUTHOR- Charles Nasbaum DIRECTOR Mm Paul BEST LINE. . .. .‘ ' Who killed Jagendorf?” " I’m going to make one last attempt.” As her assistant in the production of this exciting and amusing espionage play. Miss Paul had Lillian Behr. The punch lines succeeded with all audiences, a good test of audience reaction. Aboard an American pleasure ship we discover several class A cases for the F. B. I. The German spy, Jagendorf, (Earle Moore) has been murdered while he was attempting to reveal the identity of the English agent, Charles Locke, to a V-boat commander, Von Stumm (Mil- ton Barker). As the complication grows Captain Mitchell (Robert Karver) and Fred Col¬ lins (Bob Johnson) work on the murder of Jagendorf. Women passengers held as suspects, were Miss Hildick (Shirley Al- terwitz), Helen Clark (Rose Goldman), Miss Clark’s echo, Seedy Sloan (Delight DeVine), Mrs. Shulman (Dorothy Pu- inti), Gertrude Shields (Marion Person), Trudy Blitt (Peggy Gibbons), Mrs. Thumbull (Pat Coleman), Mrs. Bascomb (Shirley Owen), and Chic Johnson (Helen Reynolds). These characteriza¬ tions clicked as did those of the U-boat sailor (Harry Johnson) and the stew¬ ardesses—Sara Garner, Lillian Klazura, and June Townsley. Romance flourishes when Collins and Clark find they have interests in com¬ mon. Clark, Sloan, and Collins are re¬ vealed as Uncle Sam’s special pets, secret agents. There was no rush to have money returned, because the customers were treated fairly in the exposing of Captain Mitchell as Charles Locke, the murderer of Jagendorf. One joy of the night of the play is always the Home Coming Dance given after the performance. Alumni return and there is visiting as well as dancing. The cast were literally starred in blue and gold as part of the decorations; Catherine Orgon planned this affair. P- S c T uenty-Nine W HAT A LIFE Standing: Bob Blatz, Margaret Coll- eran, Anna Belle Reily, Chester Bokich, Mitchell Munyas, Bob Kaplar, Charles Fletcher, Dan Barrick; Kneeling: Marilyn Kcllstrom, Betty Collie, Betty Steagall, Jeanne Anderson, Connie Gar¬ cia, Dolores Hile, Elaine Rubis, Ade¬ line Kuchta, Betty Babilla. Lower: Dan Barrick, Anna Belle Reily, Chester Bokich, Connie Garcia. THE GHOST IN THE HELFHY Standing: Blanche Bartley, Shirley Cartner, Ida Mae Sutton, Bob Shesler, Bob Preuss, Bertha Ward, Ann Yasel- sky, Ray Flanegan, Jacqueline Smith, Mary Sperl, Florentine Bittner, Nell Burns; Seated: Julia Motta, Russell Frame, Mary Ailene Cochran. Standing: Mary Ailene Cochran, Bob Shesler, Russell Frame, Jacqueline Smith, Ray Flanegan, Bob Preuss, Julia Motta; Seated: Bertha Ward. Page Thirty " 77ie GhosI in Tlw Belfry " AUTHOR Paul Pray DIRECTOR ... Miss Paul BEST LINE ' ‘By the time you ' re bell in the belfry. The one taken away years ago.” Thunder! Lightning! The curtain opens on Badger’s Bend near the Canadian border. Eric Gregory (Ray Flanegan) and Dai Bar¬ clay (Ann Yaselsky and Jackie Smith) were childhood sweethearts to be married at a childhood rendevous. On reaching the de¬ serted church with their attendants, Dora Conway (Bertha Ward), Penny Clifford (Mary Allene Cochran), Rita Trask (Julia Motta), and Allen Newcomb (Russell Frame), they find that the minister, Rev¬ erend John Vagnaar (Bob Preuss), and an old inhabitant, Uriah Vinton (Robert Shes- ler), had not yet arrived. Meanwhile the mysterious " Phantom” appears frequently. A bit later the Otis sisters arrive on the scene to seek shelter, Sadie (Ida Mae But¬ ton), and Selma (Florentine Bittner). Countless mystifying things happen, such as the ringing of the church bell, long since gone, and the secret messages. Before the audience perishes with suspense they learn that the Otis sisters turned out to be smugglers using the deserted church as a hideout. The Phantom is none other than an old sweetheart of Eric. All’s well and the audience goes home to a nightmare. Blanche Bartley was student director. W icif a Life ' AUTHOR Clifford Goldsmith DIRECTOR .... Mrs. Palmer BEST LINE " By the time yuo’re in college, Henry Aldrich, your parents will be thrown in prison for hoarding.” " May I have a pass?” " I’ve got to see Mr. Bradley!” Bedlam reigned in the office of the Principal of Central High School, as the Juniors enacted this engaging comedy of adolescence, presented May 26. Henry Aldrich enters the office soon after the play opens with his " Hamlet” and ability to get into ‘ ' messes.” Soon his dream girl, Barbara Pearson involves him in still deeper entanglements. Because Henry’s mother won’t let him go to the Spring Dance unless he makes the highest grade in an exam in history, Henry cheats on the test and is caught by the Principal, Mr. Bradley and the kindly Assistant Principal, Mr. Nelson. Miss Wheeler, the band instruc¬ tor, disc overs band instruments missing. This mystery is solved by Detective Fergu¬ son. Miss Shay and Mr. Nelson try, without success, to straighten out their love tangles at school. George Bigelow, Henry’s pet peeve, is finally proved guilty of the band theft. The happy ending is provided by Henry’s getting tickets for himself and Bar¬ bara for the dance. Cast: Barbara Pearson, Marilyn Kellstron; Mrs. Aldrich, Betty Steagall; Mr. Bradley, Bernard Padgett; Mr. Nelson, Chester Bo- kich; Miss Wheeler, Anna Belle Reily; Detective Ferguson, John Olejnik; Miss Shay, Enid Moise; George Bigelow, Lester Mayes; Mr. Patterson, Charles Fletcher; Miss Pike, Betty Collie; Bill, Frank Guemple and Mitchell Munyas; Miss Eggleston, Alice Pinkowski; Miss Johnson, Betty Lee Jones; Mrs. Vecchitto, Connie Garcia; Gertie, Adaline Kuchta; Mary, Wanda Chaja; Stu¬ dents, Betty Babilla and Jeanne Anderson. The Juniors saw the Goodman Theatre production of " What a Life!” Page Thirty-One Juniors Present Frolics Row 3: Evan Evans, Nick Karras, Mary Kampouris, Boris AposiolofT, Leonard Everett, Margaret Orr, Donald Taylor, Stanley Strisscl, Allen Fink; Row 2: Lillian Kaplar Maynard Krueger, Mary Ann Plunkett, Richard Jackson, Louis Kampouris, Leonard Bortcr, Betty Dawson, Melvin Edwards, Miary Nepsha; Row 1: Kenneth Bassett, Jacqueline Cobbler, Barbara Bock, David Krevitz, Doyle Shoup, Tom Mercer, Martha Garner, Jackie Kenndy, Nancy McNiece, Juanita Shotts. Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Come one! Come all! Yes, that was the old barker himself (Don Larson) in¬ viting you to spend an evening at the " Junior Frolics” on October 29. We were sitting in our seats eating popcorn while the band was playing (Richard Swan and Troup) and the clowns strutted (Melvin Edwards and Socratos Evdokious). Then the drums were rolled loud (Ridgley Wurl) and the master of ceremonies (Connie Fenton) stepped forward to an¬ nounce that " Great Player” of the electric guitar, Danny Molchan. During the intermission Nick Karras sang a solo and Elvira Gutierrez did one of her beautiful Spanish dances. At the sideshow we saw and heard Gerry Gerasimo and his imitations; that Great Doctor Saw- bone Act starring Maynard Kruegar, Leslie Davies, and George Kaminski; and a discussion on baseball by Tony Ottomanclli. It was soon time for the finale which was intro¬ duced by the bugler, Ray Durilla. It was a patriotic affair of dances and songs, closing with a colorful demonstration of national groups. Some folks look for the first robin in the spring. At Emerson we anticipate the processional of the Junior Choir at the Christmas Pageant; their singing " Under the Stars”; and the boy soprano singing " The Birthday of the King.” This year the soprano was Nick Karras. Miss Melba Cromer, present director, organized the Junior Choir. The group membership is limited to thirty. In addition to being on the program at the Spring Concert, this organization performed at many community gatherings, notably The Music and Allied Arts Club. CIRCUS Backrow: Robert Hybarger, Carl Apostoloff, Donald Kcpshire, Robert Basick, Ridgely Wurl, Eugene Kaplan, Richard Swan, Shirley Smcltzcr, Pearl Pol- sky, Jeanne Fisher, Leslie Clausscn, Glen Griffin, Joe Minitti, Johnny Castrinos,, Don Larson; Front Row: Danny Taylor, Melvin Edwards, Tom Petrakis, George Galoozie, Emil Wilus, Robert Skinner, George Talius, Don Smith, Socrates Evodkiou, Dorothy Nus- scar; Forward Group, Left: Higgins, Harry Sutcliff, Harley Harkncss, Stanley Rzepka; Forward Group, Right: Bob Grand, Jim McGlaughlin, Juanita Cal¬ houn, Sally Jones, Doris Pichitine, Nancy Prasco; Under Eagle: Steve Yelich, James Aydelotte, Nick Karras, Boris Apostoloff, Donald Taylor, Evan Evans, Robert Davis, Leonard Borter. EAGLES Row 2: Nick Bcleff, Donald Smith, Paul Gullcdgc, Alex Buring, Vernon Smith, James Platis, John Cope¬ land Tom Mercer, Charles Harding, Carl Wells; Row 1: Donald Smith, Louis Kampouris, Maynard Krueger, Jackie Kennedy, David Krevitz, Richard Meyne, Doyle Shoup, James Young, Frank Chaja. WORKERS AND CAST Back Row: Steve Pangiotis Paul Angotti, Sara Garn¬ er, Stephanie Rashevich, Mirke Vrtikapa, Dick Kemp, Charles Vargo, Norman Green, Bob Kaplar, Cushman Lineback, Raymond Durella, Danny Molchan; Front Row: Donald Larson, John Valenti, Leslie Glenn, Leonard Everett, James Edwards, Maxine Woodhousc, Elvira Gutierrez, Connie Fenton, Tony Ottomanclli, John Booher, Jerry Gerassimo, Leo Roth. DANCERS Front Row: Louise Kampouris, Twila Harding, Ann Palmer, Margaret Beard, Adriannc Michnik, Barbara Brown, Jeanne Tidwell, Mary Kampouris; Left Panel: top to botton: Helen Lcibcr, Lillian Dolatowski, Lor¬ etta Martinez, Kay Irwin, Tommie Sue Pase, Jean Lincoln; Center Panel: Dolores DaPerna, Beverley Richardson, Betty Kozak, Ruby Kottarides, Anitc DiRe, Greta Isenberg; Right Panel: Olga Datlich, Elvira Gutierrez, Mary Thanos, Anna Vritikapa, Pat Rhoades, Sevasmia Vlisides. Page Thirty-Two J Cap OFFICERS President -Bob Johnson Vice-President .£ Patricia Coleman Girls’ Treasurer -June Townsley Boys’ Treasurer--John Bizanes Girls’ Librarian --Alice Pinkowski Director -Miss Sayers Row 8: Robert Johnson, Bob Gallagher; Row 7: Frances Tcnta, Dick Hall, Don Felts; Row 6: Tom Hampton, Miss Sayers, Ned Picske; Row 5: Ed Wroblewski, Bessie Kolcttis, Robert Sheslcr, Eddie Oljace; Row 4: Jane Ann Lcgg, Betty Templeton, Phyllis Saffran, Dorothy Davis; Row 3: Edith Wotherspoon, Alice Pinkowski, Lillian Klazura, Helene Karras; Row 2: Helen Yura, Betty Poulos, Irene Mctaxcs, Marilyn Kellstrom; Row 1: Mona Finton, Stephanie Rashevich, June Townsley, Shirley Owen. Pane Tbirlv-lour pella EVENTS City Church December 14 Christmas Pageant - December 17 Spring Concert May 31 Baccalaureate (unc 18 Commencement ..June 19 ‘ ' OKLAHOMA” Most popular song - " The Choral Blessing” Least-liked song -- .. " The Poor Wayfaring Stranger” Page Thirty-file (iLEE Mill OFFICERS President -Betty Babilla Vice-President Jeanne Anderson Treasurer -..Phyllis Miller Librarians .. Margaret Colleran Betty Steagall Best-liked piece “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” Least-liked piece " The Prayer ’ Sfiif eiif Fnrum EVENTS I. S. T. A. Convention ... October 22 WAVES Broadcast .... November 23 City Church December 14 Congregational Church December 17 Christmas Pageant December 17 Spring Concert May 31 Commencement —. June 19 " Oklahoma” " Tannhauscr” Gavel Club Page Tbirty-Six liarrich Third in Rotary " Does Youth Want Social Security From the Cradle to the Grave?” On April 4, Emerson students heard this question discussed, pro and con, with Dr. Byron Williams of Our Times acting as moderator. Bernard Padgett presided. Sara Garner, Rose Gold¬ man, Enid Moise, and Betty Steagall were the par¬ ticipants. Rose was declared winner. The Emerson Chapter of National Masque and Gavel Club welcomed to membership Shirley Alter- witz, Patricia Coleman, Delight DeVine, Sara Garner, Rose Goldman, Bob Johnson, Dorothy Puinti, and Shirley Owen. Since 1936, 83 Emerson students have been honored. Each year alumni are invited to the banquet. Dean Harens is in Hollywood having fin¬ ished a picture with Deanna Durbin. Stanley Dan- kowski and Tom Jewett are in the famous film city working on stage design and lighting. Mladen Seku- lovich and Don Hammer are in the Army Show hav- Goldman Wins Discussion ing the distinction of being accepted from a group of twelve hundred applicants. Make-up, stage design, direction, and production were the chief concerns. " The Wicked Wang-Pa”, " Madame Butterfly”, and " Is Romance Dead?” were enthusiastically received. As a final examination, each student presented a skit. The class liked particularly the study of Shakespeare. " Eternal Life” was presented at Easter. So suc¬ cessful was this production that the First Presby¬ terian Church asked for a performance on April 16. Another signal honor given the Dramatic Class was the invitation extended by the Central Chris¬ tian Church to the 1943 Cast of the traditional Easter play " Everyman” to produce the play as a feature of the celebration of the congregation’s twenty-fifth anniversary, July, 1943. Sfeel Necessary Tn Music MAJORETTES Met every Tuesday Greatest ambition of each: To wear white uniforms ORCHESTRA Get-together, October 5 Christmas Party, December 16 Mid-Winter Concert, February 4 Spring Concert, May 19 Favorites Beethoven’s ‘ ' Sixth Symphony” Liszt’s " Hungarian Rhapsody” BOYS’ BAND Football Games Armistice Day Annual Concert, April 14 STANDOUTS Bob Johnson, drum major Tom Hampton, twirlcr GIRLS’ BAND Potluck, December 6 Annual Concert, April 14 STANDOUTS Lois Wardrip, clarinetist Beryl Fuller, cornetist BOYS’ BAND OFFICERS Rear: Arthur Benjamin, Rudolph Romischer, Lcland Penrod, Bob Johnson, Keith Fink, Donald Felts; Frotil: Ned Miller, Marion Babilla. Lower Pictures: Mid-Winter Orchestra Concert: Mary Pierce, Sara Garner, Marian Babilla, Harriet Mericle, Betty Gaynor. TWIRLERS’ CLUB CONCERT Judy Ann Houslcr, Helen Cunningham, Marjorie Bailey. VC 0 FULL STOP- STEPPING. HIGH- Page Thirty-Nine In these lists, names arc placed in order of their achievement, with first name occupying first chair. BOYS’ BAND 1st CLARINET: Leland Penrod, Robert Dawson, Martin Landis, James Nonus, Elaine Glenn, Allen Combs. 2nd CLARI¬ NET: Bill Platis, Robert Urban, Robert Boone, Paul Walker, Ernest Brunty James Ronchi. 3rd CLARINET: Bill Wood, Arthur Roy, Bill Guelinas, Joe Minniti, Bill Kuckuck. FLUTE AND PICCOLO: Charles Vargo, Mona Finton, Rudolph Mohr. SAXOPHONE: Arthur Benjamin, Constantine Theoharis, Ber¬ nice Miccznikowski, Percy Zukauckas. BASS CLARINET: Nor¬ man Robinson. FRENCH HORN: Shirley Owen, Phyllis Miller, Boris Apostoloff, Russell Frame, Frances Smothers. BARITONE: Stanley Strisscl, Kenneth Hill, Robert Todd. SOLO CORNETS: Ned Miller, Keith Fink, Eugene Griffith, Jack Wilczynski. 1st CORNET: John Dolatowski, Donald Felts, Rudolph Romischcr, Ronald Brown. 2nd CORNET: Leonard Everett, Bob Ycsh, Cushman Lineback, Harry Dennison. 3rd CORNET: George Stanley, Joe Mustafa, Daniel Rottenberg. TROMBONE: Robert Burger, Edward Steen, Robert Shesler, Gerry Goldman, Charles Fletcher, James Fox. BASSES: Bob Johnson, Harry Johnson, Richard Hile, Marion Babilla. BASS DRUM: Jack White: SNARE DRUMS: Bill MacLeod, Bruce Cowen, George Alexander, Richard Sunderland, Melvin Licrman, Robert Williamson. Page forty Concert Orchestra according to chair: 1st VIOLIN: Bob Kaplar, Louis Kampouris, Richard Oljace, Louis Magramcs, Oscar Alterwitz, Donald Oljace, Nick Karras, Donald Nik- chevich, Frank Brudnachowski, Louisa DiRe. 2nd VIOLIN: Adrianne Bockskay, Robert Freedman, Richard Carldberg, Kath¬ ryn Gibson, Pat Kuzma, Robert Combs, Nick Lcmakis, Tony Bokich, Edward Grabczyk, Paul Stropke, Bertha Colecchi, Christine Angelos. CELLO: Mary Pierce, Helen Miller, Frances Smothers, Janet Coros, Frances Juarez, Robert Tippy. VIOLAS: Betty Gaynor, Patty Hansen, Marceil Haviland. BASS: Marion Babilla, Harrictte Mericlc, Betty Randle, Ted Mohr, Irene Me- taxes. FLUTE: Sara Garner. CLARINET: Barbara Prokop, Ruth Ann Waitt. PIANO: Dorothy Davis. CORNET: Edward Oljace, Carl Carnahan, Karrol Stevens, Ben O’Melia, Paul Nc- govan. TROMBONE: Ray Flancgan, Ed Steen. PERCUSSION: George Alexander. FRENCH HORN: Margaret Keirn. SOLO CLARINET: Lois Wardrip, Betty White, Theresa Sta- wicki, Beatrice Trimble, Mary Ann Reed, Helen Fidler. 2nd CLARINET: Ann Yasclsky, Helen Cunningham, Ann Parthun, Betty Hamilton, Agnes McConnell, Betty Rhetorik. 3rd CLAR¬ INET: Joan Hilc, Georgia Rhetorik. 3rd CLARINET: Joan Hile, Georgia A. Corliss, Donna Delaney, Blanche Bartley, Vir¬ ginia Goodwin, Maudie Johnson, Alice Panlovich, Pat Rhodes. SOPRANO SAX: Honors Sullivan. ALTO SAX: Bernice Mie- zenkowski, Patricia Boone. TENOR SAX: Adeline Kuchta. BASS CLARINET: Betty Keever. BASSES: Sue Umpleby, Bar¬ bara Smith, Irene Manos, Radimilla Pujo. SOLO CORNETS: Beryl Fuller, Betty Babilla, Calleroy Coutouzis, Angeline Cap- pony. 1st CORNETS: Norma Rodgerson, Connie Komorowski, Ruby Kollandis, Elizabeth Ciarfaglia. 2nd CORNETS: Mary Lou Owen, Phvllis Muros, Jeanette Genduso, Mildred Samples, Georgctta Barth. BASSOON: Alora Wagner, Lily Wampler. ALTO CLARINET: Patricia Fisch, Rosemary Felts. BELLS: Patricia Fisch, Rosemary Felts. PICCOLO AND FLUTE: Pauline Titak, Dorothy Lewandowski, Elaine Jenkins, Dorothy Kepshire, Mary Thanos, Mary Poole, Doris Coffman. FRENCH HORNS: Evelyn Halvatgis, Emma Marmolyn, Helen Shendoick. DRUMS: Angela Ecsudcro, Carolyn Locke, Barbara Rhynerson, Alice Iogan. TROMBONES: Esquelinc Burton, Margaret Keirn, Rosemary Crumley, Leanorc Taylor, Shirley Hamer, Barbara Cato, Alice Butts, Edith Mason. Sergeant Cecil W. Johnson S itI True Lt. Bill Elwood—Co. I 2nd Platoon leader; Capt. Gilbert Mueller—Co. L commander; Lt. Don Vincent—Co. I 3rd Platoon; Lt. Paul Stanko—Co. I adjutant; Lt. Tom Thompson—Co. L 1st Platoon leader; Lt. Robert Cannon—Co. K 2nd Platoon leader; Maj. Bill Lierman—2nd in command of batallion; Capt. Alex Bozich—Co. K commander; Lt. John b ofr This year’s unit, the largest ever organized at Emerson, started with an enrollment of 252. The war situation has not changed the primary objective of the Reserve Officers’ Training Unit, namely, to develop not only good soldiers but also responsible citizens. R.O.T.C. training qualifies a cadet for the rank of a non-com¬ missioned officer in the infantry. Physical fitness plays an important role in the everyday life of the cadets. The drilling and instructing is done according to a schedule made by Lt. Col. Chauncey H. Hayden, Pro¬ fessor of Military Science and Tactics for the Gary regiment. Sergeant Cecil W. Johnson and Sergeant Charles Hull were in charge of the Emerson unit. On February 7 in an auditorium session Col. Hayden announced the cadet officers and the winners of the Chicago Tribune medals. Lt. Bill Edwood received the third year medal, and Sgt. Leland Penrod received the second year medal. On this occasion the company commanders received new guidons. Three master sergeants or sergeant majors were created. As compared with twelve last year, the unit has sixteen com¬ missioned officers. Emerson also had two lieu¬ tenant colonels on the regimental staff In March the Rifle Team fired in the Cul¬ ver challenge with Lt. Paul Stanko being rated high man for the Gary Team. The team, in this match, placed third. At the Hearst Trophy IWiidr Straight Match, the Gary team drew second and third places. These trainees were put through their course by Sgt. Johnson. Rifle Team members competing were Lt. Paul Stanko, Sgt. Ned Miller, Sgt. Lcland Penrod, S. Sgt. Milan Uze- lac, Master Sgt. Keith Fink, Sgt. Harold Rick¬ ard, and Sgt. John Bizanes. Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Mersenski served as second in command of the Gary regiment. The honor of being named the outstanding platoon of the year went to Company K com¬ manded by Lieutenant Robert Cannon. In the flag-bedecked hall of the Gary Arm¬ ory, once again Chivalry and Beauty ruled at the Annual Military Ball, held Saturday, April 15. The ball opened by the posting of the Colors. This was followed by the presentation of commissions and awards by Col. Hayden. Major William G. Lierman and Staff Sgt. Ru¬ dolph Romischer received the American Legion Post 17 award for military efficiency. The Aux¬ ilary of this post presented an award for neat¬ ness and military bearing to Master Sgt. Keith Fink. To Cadet William H. Butner went the Rotary Club’s award for military efficiency. Scholastic standing and military efficiency were recognized in the Chicago Tribune awards to Lt Col. Ray Knezevich (scholastic) and Staff Sgt. Louis Magrames (military efficiency). After this ceremony, the cadets and their part¬ ners danced to Mickey Isley’s music. Federal inspection was conducted in May by the Fifth Service Command. The last official act of the seniors as cadets was the marching of their units in the Me¬ morial Day parade. Page Forty-Five COMPANY K.—SECOND PLATOON COMPANY K-FIRST PLATOON Handy Sellers Give lls " ” Vitamin " Hershey” did not mean selec¬ tive service to Miss Ban and Her helpers. It meant, " How can we get enough Hershey bars to satisfy the customers?” Candy was cer¬ tainly not the simplest commodity in the world to get. Potato chips were sold also. The candy counter had to be moved out of the Con¬ servatory because a Purdue office moved in for the duration. How¬ ever, Miss Ban and her enterprising saleswomen and men sold in the hall as successfully as they did in the Conservatory. Phyllis Neubaum, Shirley Meyer, and Rosemary Cummer were the Candy Captains and they did a fine piece of work for Brigadier Ban. Remember, many of the special layouts you enjoy in this book were made possible through these candy sales. Thank you, Miss Ban. Page Forly-Nne we niinir it " Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” The " will” was never lacking but the " way” fre¬ quently was. Uncle Sam and employment left us with a small staff. Materials were scarce. En¬ gravers, photographers, cover makers, and printer had their own particular problems which affected the production of the book. Our sponsor says we were as rugged as our theme. In keeping with staff democratic traditions, all of us had a hand in all of the activities. The Booster Committee had a special pep meeting for us. The staff members were on the stage and were introduced. Soldier Bob Jjilc on furlough gave a graphic account of what it means to b e " a million miles from home” and to go over your school annual with your buddies. Miss Hartnett, new member of the Physical Education Faculty, gave some telling facts about having a yearbook. . Wednesday, November 3, we were hosts to the Annual Publications Conference.. All our eight Gary public schools were represented at this function. Professor Robert E. Wolsley presided at the clinic session on the newspaper assisted by his students, Miss Betty Caldwell, and Miss Ruth Moss. At the yearbook clinic session, Miss Wag¬ ner presided. On March 31, the Social Committee allowed us to give a benefit dance. At this dance students balloted for ten senior personalities, five boys and five girls. We certainly were thankful that Miss Tinsman and Miss Ban were there to help. After the dance, we adjourned to Garner’s to select the remaining ten, and to enjoy the the de¬ licious refreshments Mr. and Mrs. Garner served. May 7, we had a truly glorious time seeing " Oklahoma.” Dorothy Puinti and Larry Miller shared the responsibility of co-editors until Uncle Sam de¬ cided he needed Larry in the Air Corps. Bob John¬ son took over. Jerry Mersenski, Bob Hodges, and Don Vincent worked on the staff first semester. Tom Hampton, Peggy Keirn, Catherine Or- gon, Alice Pinkowski, and Anshel Rackoff tried out for associate membership on the staff. Alice Pinkowski and Catherine Orgon made the grade, Alice sold 50, Catherine 57. To be an associate member requires the selling of fifty books. All At back tabic: Anna Belle Reily, Rose Goldman, Mrs. Greenwald, Alica Pinkowski, Tom Hampton, Jerry Mersenski; At front table: Bob Hodges, Pat Coleman, John Gurncwicz, Virginia Dwyer Survivors From iron (hr In Finished I’rotlorf DOROTHY PUINTI . ROSE GOLDMAN . Pat Coleman Connie Garcia.. Sara Garner-- Co-Editor Business Manager ... .. Senior copy, copy editor, scrapbook Layout, dummy, copy Senior pictures, typing, copy regular staff members must sell twenty-five. Catherine Orgon and Mike Zakutansky should receive a special mention for all their extra work, we named Mike a regular member. Anna Belle Reily was the super saleswoman with a record of 60 books. The total sales, 610 yearbooks. BOB JOHNSON ... Co-Editor VIRGINIA DWYER .. Art Editor John Gurnewicz Layout, dummy, copy Irene Palasz Service list, copy, typing Irene PawlowskS,. Scrapbook, copy Anna Belle Retly Asst. Business Mgr., J copy, star saleswoman Mike ZaKutansky ..... Basketball copy, f scrapbook As the ingot is dropped into the pit for even heating and is rolled into a usable product so does ATHLETICS put the student into a pit from which he emerges strong in physique and sound in character. n n j u The llpen Hearth nf Unmpetitian Makes The Playei STATISTICS TELL THE STORY We 20 Touchdowns 9 Extra Points 93 First Downs 1497 Yards Gained Rushing 496 Yards Gained Passing 26 Passes Completed 54 Passes Incompleted 11 Passes Intercepted 16 Own Fumbles Recovered 8 Opponent’s Fumbles Recovered 2 Safetys 14 3 61 1054 296 20 59 11 12 12 0 BERNARD OLIS JACK OWEN Page Fifty-Seven STANLEY WELLENCE F iESHM l V Back Row: Preuss, Gant, Boskovich, Yesh, Nasiatka, Reid, Mihal, Flancgan, Mayes, Dotlich, Pangiotis, Coach Klug, Second Row: Muras, Boone, Robinson, Raysses, Boohcr, Vrtikapa, Castrinos, Sopko, Well¬ man, King, Bonick, Ranzino, Wilusz. First Row : Pasuit, Barrick, Carson, Doyle, Settle, Kcnealy, Kutch, Egan, Orgon, Alley, Burke, Kane. I5FSFIUFS Standing: Vidal, Adams, Palmer, Ccfali, Sewell, Carija, Malicki, Ryan, Cunningham. Kneeling: Paligraph, Conroy, Bewick, Finnerty, Plunkett, Thompson, Kokos, Apathy, Kane, Alger. Page Fifty-Eight 77i( Tiirnudn Has SfeeJ Springs FRESHMAN RECORD We They 19 Tolleston 0 8 Froebel 6 21 Lew Wallace 0 43 Roosevelt 13 27 Washington E. C. 6 43 Tolleston 0 13 Horace Mann 6 174 Opponents 31 Stanley Wellence piloted the Rolfemen to five wins and four losses as the other captain, Willie Biernat, had been called by Uncle Sam last summer. Of the five games won, Emerson was unscored upon, and in all nine games our opponents were allowed an average of only ten points a game. At the annual football banquet held November 17, Bernard Olis was chosen the most valuable player. His eighty-six yard run in the Tolleston game was a sports’ page highlight. Memorable also was Levack’s " victory pass” pulled down by Bcrnie to defeat Proviso. Emerson was represented on the 1943 North Western Indiana High School Con¬ ference All-Star First Team by looming Louis Karras, a sophomore, at tackle. Bernard Olis, Stanley Wellence, and Bill Levack were placed on the second team. During the dance following the Wallace-Emerson game, at which the team was honored, Dorothy Puinti was crowned Football Queen of the 1943 season by the squad. RESERVE RECORD Wc They Tolleston 18 0 Washington E. C. 7 6 Wallace 0 0 Washington E. C. 7 0 Horace Mann 12 6 Froebel 8 Wallace 6 9 Roosevelt 19 6 Tolleston .... 19 12 96 46 Pnge Fifty-Nine 40 Bernard Olis. Back; 53 William Costiey Tackle; 39 )oe Anderson, Back; 57 Conrad Kuzma, Back; 43 Stanley Wellence, Cuard. Page Sixty P i,?f Sixty-One BasAeteers Have Hood .Season WILLIAM KLUG " Get off the floor!” This year’s hardwood squad, under the second season’s direction of Coach Klug, emerged from the 1943-44 basketball season with an enviable record. Winning fifteen of twenty games in the regular season, the Norsemen tied Whiting for third place in the Conference and again for the second consecutive year took the city championship by win¬ ning eight straight games. The record thus shows fifteen straight games won in two years of regular city competition. Sixty-Two The Norsemen entered the Sectional Tournament with the handi¬ cap of being picked the favorite by Mr. Werry and having a tough schedule to play. In spite of this they traveled the difficult route overpowering Tolleston 54-30, shattering Valpo 63-37, squeezing past Lew Wallace 33-31, and toppling Horace Mann 47-38. Bernie Olis and Bill Levack, by their outstanding performance throughout the sectionals were named on the Sectional Team by Mr. Werry. In the Regional Tournament Emerson met the rugged Wildcats of Hammond and scuttled them 36-23 with Bernie Olis registering 20 points. In the night game, the LaPorte Slicers, playing one of the best games ever witnessed in regionals, overwhelmed our fighting Norsemen, 45-29. Page Sixly-Tbr-i Lal’nrte Worthy For We They SECTIONALS 48 Hobart 18 54 Tolleston 31 43 Whiting Lew Wallace 33 37 62 33 Valparaiso Lew Wallace 36 Tolleston 23 47 Horace Mann 25 Froebel 22 30 Hammond Tech 23 REGION ALS 36 Hammond 29 LaPorte Outs Ins. 45 39 30 37 31 38 23 45 HOLIDAY TOURNEY RESERVES 40 32 42 46 37 40 26 38 43 36 33 41 47 51 Frankfort Lebanon Horace Mann Roosevelt E. C. Froebcl Valparaiso Washington E. C. Tolies ton Roosevelt E. C. Hammond Horace Mann Hammond Clark Lew Wallace South Bend Central 37 28 44 28 22 25 27 16 28 17 37 16 39 21 20 24 31 22 37 30 17 22 51 20 36 23 43 16 Hobart 17 Whiting 30 Frocbel 12 Hammond Tech 21 Horace Mann 19 Roosevelt E. C. 23 Froebel 17 Valparaiso 14 Washington E. C. 23 Tolleston 10 Roosevelt 30 Horace Mann 17 Hammond Clark 34 Lew Wallace 29 Page Sixty-Five Page Sixty-Six Class Kashethall SENIORS: JUNIORS: Cross Country Cets lioys Ready For llnrle Sam " Take It Easy” is a good theme song for the cross country boys when they start out on the old two- mile run. This year’s team was guided by Coach Werner. James Gram and Jack Dunn were co-cap- The Gold and Gray harriers were victorious over Edison and Roosevelt of Gary, but Lane Tech of Chicago, Mann of Gary, and Roosevelt of East Chi¬ cago conquered them. At the end of the season the East Sidcrs were fourth in Conference standings. On the squad were Jack Dunn, James Gram, Rov Bailey, Joe Aydelotte, Earle Moore, Howard Edelson, John Frame, Ned Pieske, and Norman Robinson. Upper left picture: Joe Aydelotte, Jack Dunn, Ned Pieske. Kneeling: Coach Werner. We are glad Coach is with us again. He says, " Big broad— Lower left picture: Standings Earle Moore, Roy Bailey. Kneeling: John Frame, Norman Robinson, Howard Edelson. Right picture: Jack Dunn. Page Sixty-Nine We Win April 27th Meet —- 8 J Points Records for First Three Meets First Places APRIL 13 Wallace-HammOttd Clark High Hurdles 115; 15.6 High Hurdles 115; 17.0 Mile 5.06 Low Hurdles; 27.5 - Total Points Teams Competing 3 Eugene Miller - Lester Mayes Joe Aydelotte Eugene Miller 57 Winner Four second places One third place 220 — 25.1 Mike Maragos 880 Relay Team (Maragos, Mayes, Celley, Miller) Total Points 57 Second place Three second places Three third places Two fourth places Teams Competing 3 APRIL 25 East Chicago Relays APRIL 18 E. C. Roosevelt-Wallace Low Hurdles 200; 24.7 Eugene Miller Low Hurdles 100; 11 Mike Maragos 880 — 2.12:3 James Gram High Hurdles 16.4 Eugene Miller Shot Put 120’ 9%” ..... Elliott, Schaff, Zayats Pole Vault Zayats tied with Schoon of Mann and Ulm of Hammond Total Points 25 . Sixth Place Teams Competing 12 Page Seventy Faculty JANET HODGE " All right, line up.” ARLINE HEIMBURG " Sit down in the swings.” BETTY HARTNETT " I-2-3-4, Youah tahiy.” IIA.A. Ilfficcrs CATHERINE SEFTON Secretary MARIAN FICKES Treasurer CATHERINE ORGON President PEGGY GIBBONS Vice-President SOCIAL CHAIRMAN -.. Patricia Coleman SPF.EDBALL . Gussic Settle BASKETBALL . Angcline Cappony VOLLEYBALL . Theresa Motta OUTDOOR SPORTS.Phyllis Miller, Elaine Glenn BASEBALL Dorothy Puinti INDOOR SPORTS . Betty Gaynor, Emily Bizck G. A. A. had a crowded year with overzealous rushing in the fall, several dates on the social calendar, and the problem of figuring ways and means of having the traditional spring banquet without changing any of its essential features. Manpower shortages started the social events off with an all-girl part, Wednesday, November 24. The boys were missed but not too much. The Gals’ Gambol on January 14, a Leap Year couple dance, rang the bell. The anticipated barn dance may be a benefit dance on May 19. At the last spring banquet, May 8, 1943, " Saludos Amigos” to our South American neighbors, was suggest¬ ed in the programs, decorations, and favors. The Loving Cup was won by Blanche Predaina. Phyllis Banker and Angeline Cappony received the Gary Post-Tribune Plaque for class championships, the seniors in basketball and speedball; the sophomores in volley ball and swim- The banquet was held on June 3, at the Masonic Temple, with music by Jerry Malings. Page Seventy-Two JUNIORS TAKE All SPEEDBALL Gussie Settle, speedball head, deserves great credit for the manage¬ ment of this sport. The turnout was unusually large. There were the same bumps and bruises to treasure with Dorothy Puinti’s being the worst. Varsity team captains were, senior, Marian Person; junior, Alice Condo; sophomore, Helen Donahoe; freshman, Sadie Fairley. The Juniors won the Speedball Championship. RAHHETIIALL As head of basketball, Angelinc Cappony, showed her ability. Juniors were ' “as-bestest” as Seniors were " as-saddest”. With the bucket-making skill of Angeline and Lillian Abraham, getting the championship was a fairly easy matter for the Juniors. One factor in the Juniors’ all around-excellence this year was the quality of the competition given them by the Sophomores, definitely a group to The schedule was full, and game results were most pleasing. Froebel, Roosevelt, Wirt, and Horace Mann were our worthy oppo¬ nents. Sophomores and Juniors were victors in every contest. Catherine Sefton served as Senior varsity leader The Juniors were led by Adeline Kuchta; the Sophomores by Marge Mulloy, and the Freshmen by Angeline Muniz. VULLEYHALL Torn nets or lost nets did not keep energetic " Terry” Motta from getting the girls out for volley ball. At least more Seniors came out for this sport than for any other. Seniors were under the direction of Betty Gaynor while the Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen were captained by Lillian Abra¬ ham, Wanda Nowicki, and Mary Kolettis, respectively. SmiftMMi The infantile paralysis scare and jobs kept the swimming enroll¬ ment down this year. Delores Gilc and Kathleen McGuire, co-chair¬ men, expect to have a fine team ready for competition. One fine thing about the season was the number of Freshmen and Sophomores who came out for this sport. V MRS. GWENDOLYN GRIFFITH School Nurse " Open Wide.’’ I iftcvenly-Three a m Mfj 1 s, w%Wm r ¥ ' f WM i ■TBj X, J- Mv 1 HH PKOM 1943 Sponsor: Mrs. Pierce and Miss Tappan. Norma Smith and Shirley Groves passed out bids. Carolyn Talbert’s brother getting ready to leave. Standing behind is Rose Capua looking a little bewildered. Louis Cina, Dorothy Simpson, Rosemary Trivonovich, and Tim Sullivan. Bill Swanson, Roma Evans, and John Yaselsky. George Nabhan, Phyllis Banker, Doris Nikchevich and Tom Benson. One afternoon this fall during staff meeting Don Vincent, nor¬ mally a reserved person, let out a wild whoop. When he could recover, he showed us a clipping from the Gary Post-Tribune " Thirty Years Ago” column. We read, " Principal E. A. Spaulding of Emerson School has issued a denial that the " tango” is being danced in the school.” Certainly the attitude toward dancing has changed with each class in the high school now having its own special dance, social dancing in physical education classes, and Wednesday night and Friday dances sponsored by the Social Committee of the Board of Control. The ’43 Prom was held at Masonic Temple on May 29 with a patriotic motif used in decorations and programs. Mrs. Pierce and Miss Tapan sponsored the affair. The grand March was led by Senior President, George Nabhan, and his partner, Phyllis Banker, with Tom Benson, junior president, and his partner, Doris Nikechevich next in line. n y-Eigbl PKOM 1944 This year we had our Prom in mid-winter, January 29 to be exact. The Juniors and Seniors decided that this was only fair to the boys, both Juniors and Seniors, who had received their calls for service. The theme of the dance was " Stardust” carried out in the snow- covered evergreens around the hall, the blue lights to suggest the starlit night, and stars everywhere. The most beautiful star of all was the one that contained smaller stars for the boys from the classes of 1944 and 1945 in service. Harry McMullen’s name was on a gold star in the very center. Mike Zakutansky and Dorothy Puinti led the Grand March for the Seniors, and Chester Bokich and Rosemary Cummer did the honors for the Juniors. We left space on these pages because we thought this would be one spot where memories would be evoked to inspire you to write your name and a sentiment or two. Picture one: Bill Elwood, Patricia Coleman, Elaine Glenn, Bob Johnson. Picture two: Jim Nonus, Joyce Christenson, Louis Magramcs, Dorothy Lewandowski. Picture three: Danny Barrick, Emily Bizek, June Blecharczyk, Albert Weiss. Picture four: Mike Zakutansky, Dorothy Puinti. Pugi Set enty-Niuc As changes in amount of carbon, heat, and kind of impurities de¬ termine the kind of iron, so do CLASSES in kind and amount send the student from the blast furnace of learning with the qual¬ ities of precision, toughness, and endurance. Thus he becomes bas¬ ic steel or adaptable alloy, ready for the furnace of life. n n i i Our (Uussimms Aiv Thr Bessemers For IJmility titrcl ARTS AND CRAFTS Left to Right: Maynard Kruger, Alice Shoup, Tommy Callaway, Constance Bav. dik. CHILD CARE Standing: Joyce Christensen, Clara Ma.a- gos, Katherine George, Adele Szclagow.ki, Rose Goldman; Seated: Betty Poulos, Esther Shabaz, Lucy Shabaz, Steve, child of Mrs. Lois Mayes Hansen. Page Eighty-Two HISTORY Top picture : Angeline Cappony and Charles Fletcher point¬ ing at map. BIOLOGY Ronald Brown, Alice Weiss, James Carew. SAFETY Alice Galka, Rose Keilman, Ann Parthun, Sara Garner. Coach Klug; Seated: Herman Rhoades, Bill Levack, Norman Andrews. On so many of our pages you see the teams, the bands, the choirs, the R. O. T. C., the student governing groups, and the dramatic organizations. These are all due the space given them, but we would have you know that we have much on the solid side, too. In our language arts classes, we learn basic communication giving us skill in speaking, writ¬ ing, reading, and listening. Our social science classes set forth mankind’s history and reasons why mankind sometimes goes forward and some¬ times backward. The vision of the present world and a new world with constantly changing fea¬ NATURE STUDY Miss Boal and students working in the flower garden. ADVANCED COOKING Around the table: Peggy Gibbons, Harriet Frankowski, John Gurncwicz, Peter Sopko, Juanita Reed, Crystal Wright. tures is the contribution of our science classes. We learn the rudiments of good health in our physical education classes. Industrial arts equip us with skills, consumer knowledge, and information about fundamental business practices. Mathe¬ matics leads us to an understanding of everyday computations and an appreciation of the import¬ ance of statistics in modem life. We students are grateful that we live in a land where the chance to prove that " Knowledge is Power” is open to all, rather than in a country where this chance belongs only to the dictators ind their " yes” men. Page Eighty-Three Zkey £ead and SENIOR HONOR SOCIETY OFFICERS President- Phyllis Miller Vice-President ----June Townsley Secretary --Virginia Dwyer Treasurer ---Clara Meneakis On March 30, in step with the customary " Pomp and Circumstance” seventeen new members marched down the aisle during the 2:10 auditorium period while students, parents, faculty, and friends watched. Reverend Kenneth B. Seeley of the Central Christian Church gave the address, " Staking a Claim.” Parents, faculty, and members visited at tea after the ceremony, in our attractive homemaking room. Members initiated in the impressive candle light ritual were Bill Batalis, Robert Cannon, Joseph Cieply, Patricia Coleman, Robert Crane, Keith Fink, Consuelo Garcia, Mary Ann Gordon, Gloria Han¬ sen, George Kolettis, Jerome Mcrsenski, Irene Palasz, Bessie Pantinas, Marianne Petrakos, Loretta Shaw, Betty Steagall, and Ruth Ann Waitt. Miss Tappan is the new sponsor of the Faculty Council which consists of Miss Beeler, Mr. Carl- berg, Mr. Flinn, Mrs. Greenwald, Miss Newton, Miss Talbot, and Mr. Warrum. Miss Talbot and Mr. Warrum served on the previous council also, which included Miss Benscoter, Mr. Connerly, Miss Grieger, Mrs. Pierce, and Miss Tinsman. Mr. Spaulding, because of his office and because of his interest, is a working member of th e Council always. fourth Row: Leslie Glenn, Jerry Gerasimo, Jerry Goldman, Norman Yarvice, James Halvatgis, Robert Swank, Tony Bokich, Donald Oljace, Robert Freedman; Third Row. Robert Dawson, James Sisamis. Gordon Bryan, Richard Elson, Donald Levy, Scvasmia Vlesides, Mary Thanos, Helen Licbcr, Bill Wood, Don Rotenberg, Louis Kampouris; Second Row: Pearl Polisky, Leonora Taylor, Mary Kam- pouris, Greta Isenberg, Mary Anne Reid, Miss Lort ., Emma Marmolcjo, Delores DePcrna, Maxine Woodhousc, Jane Auld, Betsy Ashbridge, Barbara Cato; first Row: Shirley Hamer, Stephanie Rashe- vich, Mildred Zigich, Sally Short, Joan Lincoln, Renee Friedman, Edythe Goldman, Elaine Gately. Page Eighty-four Zkey Serve JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY OFFICERS President. James Halvatgis Vice-President ....Edythe Goldman Secretary . .Renee Friedman Treasurer .-...-.Bill Platis The first Tuesday of each month sees the Junior Honor Society ready to do business. One piece of business of which the organization is very proud is the purchase of two War Bonds. Officers for the following year are always elected at the May meeting. Junior Honor Society members arc expected to maintain a high scholastic average. If they do not, they are dropped from membership. Miss Lortz is chairman of sponsors. Other faculty members who assist her are Mr. Flinn, Mrs. Housekeeper, Miss Keller, and Miss Nilsson. The dance planned for May was arranged by the officers working with committee members and Mrs. Housekeeper. For this dance, Toula Vlisides had charge of the tickets. Programs were planned by Joan Lincoln and decorating was worked out by Renee Friedman. Other details of the dance were taken care of by Greta Isenberg. FIIESHMEN IWiw Materials Colors PURPLE AND WHITE Motto LIVE AND LEARN Flower ROSE Chiding Freshmen about being " green” may be an ancient and well-established custom, but this year it did not apply. After the first few days of newness, this class settled down into the " groove” as if they had been in high school all their lives. The Freshmen followed the good old American custom of having a constitution. In October and November several meetings were held with repre¬ sentatives and officers from each register attend¬ ing. The sections, as suggested by the committee, were voted upon separately in the daily register meetings. Questions which required re-votings were these: Shall girls have equal opportunity with boys to hold office? What colors? What flower? What motto? Shall we penalize those pay¬ ing dues late? The sessions were lively, but the survivors lasted to hear Lester Mayes, class presi¬ dent, report on the adoption of the Class Con¬ stitution at the December meeting. The boys allowed the girls equal rights in office holding; the rose was chosen as the flower; purple and white as the colors; " Live and Learn” as the motto. The Constitution Committee members were: John Barrick, Jean Beauchamp, Richard Bonick, Edythe Goldman, Betty Hamilton, Dol¬ ores Ryan, and Knowles Stubbs. The most significant date on the Freshman calendar was March 17, the night of the Frosh Frolic. Co-Chairmen Madeleine Parthun and Ray Flanegan headed the committee for this dance. They were assisted by Hubert Lazar, James Hal- vatgis, William Kane, Jack Egan, Frank Mihal, Ralph Settle, Vernice Mayes, Maxine McCall, Carol Miller, Norma Heistand, Helen Wellman, Dolores Reece, Betty Balsley, and Betty Carew. The class officers, Lester Mayes, Irene Shotts, Rob¬ ert Yesh, Frances Gant, and Jack Schaff also worked hard to make this dance unforgettable. Betty Balsley and Helen Wellman arranged the entertainment during the intermission. With shamrocks all about and a sky of white and green, Jackie Kennedy sang " Did your Mother Come From Ireland?”; Danny Molchan played his Hawaiian guitar; Wanda Chaja and Stephanie Rashevich sang. Wednesday, April 12, was another highlight. This was the Freshman Evening, revived after a lapse of four years. Mrs. Palmer was in charge. The program included " The Wonder Hat” fea¬ turing Bever ly Lane, Edythe Goldman, Bob Preuss, James Fox, and Richard Mersenski. Pete Ilinkovich, Mildred Zigich, and Renee Friedman starred in " Love in a French Kitchen.” Student directors were Josephine Zelenak, Joyce Banker, Betty Hamilton, and Alberta Shaw. Page Eighty-Seven summnnES Heady For Firing Colors BLUE AND SILVER Motto FORWARD EVER; BACKWARD NEVER. Flower YELLOW JONQUIL Miss Hodge was the chairman of the Sopho¬ more Sponsors. Assisting her were Miss Ade, Miss Ban, Miss Benscoter, Sergeant Johnson, Mrs. McCarnan, Miss Newton, Mrs. Palmer, Mr. Rogers, Mr. Rowland, Mr. Warren, and Coach Werner. A class meeting was held early in December. At this time the class heard about the success of the first major class activity, the class play, " The Ghost in the Belfry” directed by Miss Paul and produced November 19. Class dues of fifty cents per member were set. It was also voted that anyone not in good standing by April 14 would not be eligible to attend the Sophomore Hop. On April 28, Friday, the Sophomores dressed the Girls’ Lower Gym in a new spring dress for the Hop. The dance theme, was that old favorite " I’ll Remember April.” To signify Lady April’s fickleness, the sophomore decora¬ tors hung umbrellas at each end of the gym. Pastel colors were used in the umbrellas and in the other decorations. Barbara Smith headed the committee doing all this hard work. Her able helpers were George McKinney, Dick Col¬ ley, Agnes McConnell, Dolores Barrick, and Mike Coutouzis. The light blue programs were made by Sue Umpleby, Bill Oliver, Glen Guenther, Josephine Fernandez, and Shirley Groves. As we go to press John Bizanes is paging Mr. Falstaff to have poems ready for Barbara Smith, Miss Hodge, and the Sophomore Class. Tom Wilson was in charge of general arrange¬ ments. Page Ninety dcJ- ' ■ f -(r J£ t 212 Mrs. Palmer OFFICERS: Left to Right: Merritt Lesch, Helen Don¬ ahue, Bilil CoCstley, Bernice Grakey, Eug¬ ene Miller. 217 Miss linn 6 305 Miss (irieger Back row : Bokich, Niemyski, Carija, Janney, Zayats, Second row: Blatz, Coo per, Dillon, Miss Grieger, Lierman, Pantinas; first row: Mcrsenski, Cieply, Thompson, Kokos, Kaplar, Mil¬ ler. 307 Miss Sayers Back row: Dotlich, Andasen, Frcant, Cummer, Aton, Ander¬ son, Babilla, Colleran, Bricklcy; Third row: Condo, Davis, Em- ershy, Dolato, Fisch, Bucko, ■ Bowen, Fcarst, Abraham, Second row: Bartczak, Collie, Burton, Miss Sayers, Ferguson, Blakcr- zyk, Bando; First row: Gaines, Evans, Chaja, Garcia, Copley, Angotti. 101 Miss Rowe Back row: Wardrip, Thrasher Heller, Hansen; Villanueva, Hummer, Miss Rowe, Pinkowski, Caulk Biernat. Page Ninety-Four .HIIWtlHH - - Manganese Colors GREEN AND WHITE Motto WE ENTER TO LEARN; WE LEAVE TO SERVE. Flower WHITE CHRYSANTHEMUM Since Americans were buying bonds for Miss Columbia rather than roses for anyone else, there was no Rose Day. For many years this activity had furnished finances for the Prom. No Junior could think of a Prom-less year. As a consequence, Juniors sold bids to this dance, which was some¬ thing new in Prom history. After smashing that tradition, they next pro¬ ceeded to have the Prom on January 29, the first year for a mid-winter prom. This June-in-Januarv Prom was a great dance, and those who came will remember " Stardust” in a special way for many years. Co-Chairmen Adeline Kuchta and Bob Kaplar were aided by Dan Barrick, Julian Kaplan, Jerome Mersenski, Melvin Tippy, Elaine Rubis, Carolyn Locke, Esqueline Burton, and Jean Kuck. The class rings, ordered December 8, were chosen by Betty Babilla, Rudy Romischer, Bill Elwood, Keith Fink, Wanda Chaja, Bob Crane. Leland Penrod, Ned Miller, and Helen Brickley, who was chairman. Independence of spirit was again shown by the Juniors when they changed their motto from " Green but growing” to " We enter to learn; we leave to serve.” Alice Pinkowski, chairman, Rose¬ mary Komenlich, Irene Pawlowski, Howard Edel- son, Gordon Janney, and Evelyn Biernat decided on the change. The Constitution Committee, headed by Enid Moise, included June Blakerzyk, Richard Oljace, and Alfred Cohen. The Juniors also promoted the Spring Dance, an informal party held April 21. The Committee that planned this was headed by Alice Condo; other members were Janice Brink, Betty Aton, Delores Hile, Patricia Fisch, Betty Ferguson, Bob Apathy, John Chontos, Dick Hall, and Gene Ricglcr. JUNIORS ----Manganese OFFERS: Chester Bokick, president; Betty Collie, girls’ treasurer; Anna Belle Reily, secretary; John Charlebois, boys’ treasurer; Mike Goros, vice-president. According to Emerson tradition the Junior Class furnished flowers and ushers for Commence¬ ment and Baccalaureate. The chairmen were Audrey Sides and Ruth Ann Waitt. Their helpers were Betty Ferguson, Glenn Holmes, Raymond Gondell, Tommy Thompson, Carolyn Locke, and Theresa Motta. Payment of dues was speeded by the Dues Com¬ mittee which was made up of a representative from each register. Treasurers, Betty Collie and Jack Charlebois, collected from: 208, Charles Bewick; 307, Roma Evans; 133, Richard Vrti- kapa; 101, Regina Haj; 124 Thomas O’Melia; 326, Marge Muniz. In February the Junior Girls proved them¬ selves to be the real champs by winning the title of City and Class Champions in basketball. " What a Life” by Clifford Goldsmith, the play that gave Henry Aldrich to the American public, was the Juniors’ choice for class play. It was given May 26 with the S. R. O. sign out. Mrs. Palmer directed the play with these student direc¬ tors assisting, Theresa Motta, Dolores Hile, and Elaine Rubis. Other Juniors on the play commit¬ tee wer Connie Garcia, chairman, Betty Steagall, Lillian Klazura, Edwin Brown, Betty Lee Jones, Lois Jannasch, Charles Fletcher, Herman Rhoades, Ed Kieft, and Warren Johnson. Page Ninety-Six Sponsors Mrs. Peirce Chairman Mr. Bobcle Mr. Garrioct Miss Hartnett Mrs. Reyher Mr. Warrum Mrs. Hayes Seniors, 151, answered the September 1943 roll call, with fifty of the second semester Juniors expecting to join them by June. How¬ ever, the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and the Air Corps put their calls through and there were many vacant seats on Class Day. In di¬ recting class activities, Mike Zakutansky, presi¬ dent, was aided by John Toth, Peggy Gibbons, Harold Maxwell, and Martin Paligraph. Mrs. Gladys Pierce, chairman, had these assistant sponsors: Mr. Bobele, Mr. Garriott, Miss Hart¬ nett, Mrs. Hayes, Mrs. Reyher, Mrs. Stoner and Mr. Warrum. March first saw a rush to the conservatory to order announcements and calling cards. Martin Paligraph, chairman, had the help of Patsy Ejgan, Jack Dunn, Eddie Thompson, Marian Fickes, and Phyllis Miller. Again the Senior Class dropped the Farewell from its calendar. Prom bids were out January 12 for the Junior-Senior Prom on January 29. A June in January Prom was arranged because of the boys leaving for service. Our justly- famous Peggy Gibbons, as chairman for the Seniors, worked well with the Juniors to make the occasion memorable. Pat Coleman, Jim Gram, Doris McDaniel, Bob Johnson, Dorothy Puinti, Earle Moore, Larry Miller, Conrad Kuzma, and Patsy Egan represented the Seniors. Page Ninety-Eight Steel. IWrtal of llestiny A hushed and reverent auditorium on Class Day saw the Seniors present as their class gift an Honor Roll of Service, an imposing tribute to all Emersonians. Seniors on this committee were Stanley Wellence, John Gurnewicz, Cath¬ erine Sefton, and Marian Fickes; faculty: Mrs. Pierce, Mrs. Reyher, Mr. Warrum, Mr. Harri¬ son, and Mr. Rowland. This traditional Class Day ceremony was planned by Co-Chairmen Phyllis Miller and Mary Wolfington, aided by Sara Garner, Pat Coleman, Elaine Glenn, Jane Ann Legg, Marcella Lavikus, Gloria Hansen, Martin Rabinovitz, Paul Stanko, Robert Can¬ non, and Bob Karver. Chester Bokich, Junior class president, received the scepter. At the 1943 Class Day Frank Romans and Mildred Zivonovich were named for the Ralph E. Brasaemle award. At the same time Ruth Heath was honored with the Bausch-Lomb award. Elsewhere in this book we are leaving blanks to have the recipients of these honors in 1944 filled in. Dolores Anderson, Bob Ferguson, and Agnes Karaffa were the committee for Baccalaureate held on June 18. The next day, June 19, was Commencement with Don Felts, Clara Menea- kis, Alex Bozich, Anna Kaslik, and Richard Thomas in charge. Through the able exposition of Phyllis Miller, salutatorian, and Phyllis Saf¬ fron, valedictorian, Seniors realized that the " self-evident truths” of the Declaration of Independence had been true yesterday, were true today, and would be just as true tomor¬ row. Checking back the tears, we left our high school days to the strains of " Emerson Loyal¬ ty” secure in two priceless heritages—being Americans and being young. Page Ninety-Nine Haw Materials . . . Limestone - . . . (, ' oal ALBERT ABRAHAM ROBERT ABRAHAM SHIRLEY ALTER WITZ DOLORES ANDERSON NORMAN ANDREWS NORMA ARONSON MARIAN BABILLA ROY BAILEY MILTON BARKER LILLIAN BEHR EMILY BIZEK MARGARET BODNAR RAY BOWRON ALEXANDER BOZICH HELEN BRICKLEY LOUIS BRUCE ANNA MAE BUCKO TOM BURNS MARY CALHOUN Page One Hundred ALBERT ABRAHAM . . . " M- Silent Mood " — Basketball: Football; Baseball LUJJAfcLBEHR . . . " The Sunshine of Your Smile”—G.A.A.; Senior Play ROBERT ABRAHAM . . . " Take It Easy " — Baseball; Basket¬ ball; Football EMILY BIZEK . . . " Brown Eyes, Why Are You Blue?”— G.A.A. Board; Senior Benefit Dance Committee; Class Ring Committee SHIRLEY ALTERWITZ . . . " That Soldier Boy of Mine”— Dramatic Class; Class Plays; Girls Glee Club MARGARET BODNAR . . . " Footloose and Fancy Free " DOLORES ANDERSON . . . " You’re a Sweet Little Someone " —Co-Chairman of Baccalaureate Committee; F.A.B.; G.A.A. NORMAN ANDREWS . . . " This Is the Life " NORMA ARONSON . MARIAN BABILLA . . . " Dark Eyes " — Concert Orchestra; Girl’s Band; G.A.A. RAY BOWRON . . . " Easy Street " ALEXANDER BOZICH . . . " Where Do We Go from Here?” HELEN BRICKLEY . . . " Third Finger, Left Hand”— Booster Committee; Girls Glee Club; A Cappella Choir LOUIS BRUCE . . " Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning I” ROY BAILEY . . . " In My Merry Oldsmobile”— Cross Coun¬ try; Track; Class Basketball ANNA MAE BUCKO . . . " My Alice Blue Gown’ MILTON BARKER . . . " Me and My Shadow’’— Football; Basketball Manager; Secretary of Junior Class TOM BURNS . . . " On the Loose” FAY BEHR . . " My Little Cousin”— Senior Play fll MARY CALHOUN . . . " Happy Go Lucky” —G.A.A. Page One Hundred and One DON DAMMARELL . . . " Small Fry” ROBERT CANNON . . . " 1 Think When 1 Read” IRENE DAVIS . . " Irene” —Concert Orchestra JOHN CARIJA . . . " You’d Be Surprised’ " — R O T C • DELIGHT DE VINE . " Delightful, Delovely’’— Tri Sigma; Football; Track ’ Junior Play; G.A.A. JOYCE CHRISTENSEN . . . " Stay As Sweet As You Are " GLORIA DOLATO . . . " There’s Something About a Soldier” DAN CIARFAGLIA . . . " Don’t Get Around Much Any- REGINA DOMBROWSKI . . . " When You’re Smiling " JOSEPH CIEPLY . . . " What Do You Know, foe? " JOSEPHINE DOMINICK . . . " fust a Kid Named Joe” MARY LOU CLUSTER . . . " Mary Lou”— G.A.A.; Spice and Variety; Dramatic Class PATRICIA COLEMAN . . . " Thanks for the Memory " —V ice- JOAN DOWUNG • • ■ " friendship " President of A Cappella Choir; Social Chairman of G.A.A.; Senior Honor Society KATHERINE COVERIS . . . " K-K-K-Katy” JACK DUNN ... " I Haven’t a Care in the World”— Track; Cross Country; Class Basketball Studying . . . Selecting . . . Blending DOMINIC CANDIANO ROBERT CANNON JOHN CARIJA JOYCE CHRISTENSEN DAN CIARFAGLIA JOSEPH CIEPLY MARY LOU CLUSTER PATRICIA COLEMAN KATHERINE COVERIS HALL CUTLER, JR. DON DAMMARELL IRENE DAVIS DELIGHT DE VINE GLORIA DOLATO REGINA DOMBROWSKI JOSEPHINE DOMINICK JOE DONAHUE JOAN DOWLING JACK DUNN LOIS DUNSWORTH Page One HunJreJ and Three Flaming Furnaces . . . Reducing . . . Poncing VIRGINIA DWYER PATRICIA EGAN WILLIAM ELWOOD DOLORES EMERSHY ANGELA ESCUDERO DONALD FELTS ROBERT FERGUSON MARIAN FICKES ■Page One Hundred and i ' c GLENN HOLMES . . . " For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow!” JOHN GURNEWICZ . . . " Oh, Johnny!”— 1944 Yearbook GORDON JANNEY . . . " Happy Mood” Staff: Art Club; Class Memorial Committee OLLIE HABHAB . . . " Is I Gotta Go to School, Ma?” DONALD HAMANG ... " I Don’t Get It " ROBERT JOHNSON . . . " Mosir, Maestro, Please”- Presi- dent of Boys’ Band; Co-Editor of 1944 Yearbook Staff; Ten- dS r6r- AGNES KARAFFA . . . " Sweet and Simple”— F.A.B.; Rose- lette; G.A.A. DONALD HAMILTON . . . " Taking Class Basketball; Trank Manager Chance on Love ”— ROBERT KARVER . . . " This Love of Mine " —Senior Plav; Class Basketball; Hi-Y THOMAS HAMPTON . . . " Indiana " —Cheerleader; Boys’ Band; Booster Committee ANNA KASL1K . . . " I’ve Got Love " GLORIA HANSEN . . . W’-Senior Honor “ 0RS “ ' ' ' " S ° H " Society; G.A.A.; A Capella Choir ROSE MARGARET KEILMAN . . . " He’s My Guy” PATRICIA HANSEN . . . " Keep on Smiling " — Concert Or¬ chestra; G.A.A.; Roselette KATHLEEN GRAM Firing . . . Firing . . . Retiring JOHN GURNEWICZ OLLIE HABHAB DONALD HAMANG DONALD HAMILTON THOMAS HAMPTON GLORIA HANSEN PATRICIA HANSEN RICHARD HILE ROBERT HODGES GLENN HOLMES GORDON JANNEY ROBERT JOHNSON AGNES KARAFFA ROBERT KARVER ANNA KASI.IK HEDY KAZMIRSKI ROSE MARGARET KEILMAN MARGARET KEIRN LILLIAN KLAZURA Page One Hundred and Seve Thimclrrinfi Mills . . lirst Ingredients . . Fiiw IJnulity RAY KNEZEVICH BESSIE KOLETTIS GEORGE KOLETTIS JOHN KORDYS i JOHN KRAJACK CONRAD KUZMA MARCELLA LAVIKUS MARILYN LEE WINIFRED LEE JANE ANN LEGG ANGELINE LEWANDOWSKI BILL HERMAN CAROLYN LOCKE GERALDINE LUTKUS WILLIAM MACLEOD HEDY MANISTA CLARA MARAGOS HAROLD MAXWELL doris McDaniel CLARA MENEAKIS P line One 11 mitlnil anj Eight RAY KNEZEVICH . . . " Sunny Boy” ANGELINE LEWANDOWSKI . . . " Angeline” BESSIE KOLETTIS . . . " Every Dreamer Has Her Day’’— B1LL LIERMAN ... " I Gotta See a Girl About Love” G.A.A.; A Cappella Choir; Girls’ Glee Club GEORGE KOLETTIS . . . " My Sister and 1”— Senior Honor Society; Orchestra; A Cappella Choir JOHN KCRDYS . . . " He’s My Uncle " CAROLYN LOCKE . . . " l’ m Saving Myself for Bill”— G.A.A.; Girls’ Band GERALDINE LUTKUS . . . " Our School Days Are Passed " JOHN KRAJACK . . . " When Johnny Comes Marching WILLIAM MACLEOD . . . " Little Willie” Home” CONRAD KUZMA . . . " Sometimes” HEDY MANISTA . . . " Dolores” —o— X —j—. MARCELLA LAVIKUS . . . " On the Sentimental Side” CLARA MARAGOS . . . " Happy” MARILYN LEE . . . " In the Mood” HAROLD MAXWELL . . . " Here Comes the Navy”— Senior Class Officer; Football WINIFRED LEE . . . " As Time Goes By”— G.A.A.; Sopho- DORIS McDANIEL . . . " Girl of My Dreams”—Sophomore more Play Committee Play; Prom Committee; G.A.A. JANE ANN LEGG . . . " Honest to Goodness’’—A Cappella Choir; F.A.B.; Head Hajorette of Concert Band CLARA MENLAKIS . . . " Heaven Will Protect the Working Gi r l” —Senior Honor Society; G.A.A ; Sophomore Play Page One Hundred and Nine HARRIETTE MERICLE . . " As l Strum on My Big Bass Viol” PHYLLIS NEUBAUM . . . " Angels of Mercy” JEANETTE NOVICK . . . " I’ll Be Around’ JERRY MERSENSKI . . " The Little Colonel”— R.O.T.C.; Social Committee JOSEPH NOWICKI . . . " Graduation Song” LARRY MILLER . . . " Can’t Make Up My Mind ”—R.O.T.C.; 1944 Yearbook Staff; Dramatics 4 VIRGINIA NUTHALI. . . . " Home, Sweet Home " PHYLLIS MILLER . . . " School Days”—President of Senior Honor Society; G.A.A. Board; Board of Control WANDA OHMANN . . . " Welcome Wanda” ANNA MOMCILOVICH . . . " The Dreamer ” THOMAS O’MELIA . . . " Now or Never” EARLE MOORE . . . " For Me and My Gal”— Senior Play GILBERT MUELLER ... " I Love Life”— R.O.T.C CATHERINE ORGON . . . " You Can Depend on Me”— President of G.A.A.; President of Girls’ Conference; Chairman of Senior Play and Homecoming Coi.imtttee CONCENTINA MUFFOLETTO . . . " This Is A Wonderful JACK OWEN . . . " This Is the Army " World” —G.A.A.; Sophomore Play JANE NAMYS . . . " Curly Top” SHIRLEY OWEN ... ' I Don’t Want to Walk Without You” —A Cappella Choir; Boys’ Band; G.A.A. BETTY NELSON . . . " My Dream " — Tri Sigma; G.A.A. Board; Sophomore Play BERNARD PADGETT . . . " Smoke Gets Panel Discussion Chairman Your Eyes " — Steel .... FramewnrJi of Tomorrow ' s World HARRIETTS MERICLE JERRY MERSENSKI LARRY MILLER PHYLLIS MILLER ANNA MOMCILOVICH EARLE MOORE GILBERT MUELLER CONCENTINA MUFFOLETTO JANE NAMYS BETTY NELSON PHYLLIS NEUBAUM JEANETTE NOVICK JOSEPH NOWICKI VIRGINIA NUTHALL WANDA OHMANN THOMAS O’MELIA MILDRED ORGON JACK. OWEN SHIRLEY OWEN BERNARD PADGETT Page One Hundred and Eleven Step . . . IRENE PALASZ MARTIN PAL1GRAPH JACK PARRY ANN PARTHUN MARION PERSON DOROTHY PFILE DOLORES PIASECKI MARY PIERCE DOROTHY PUINTI MARTIN RABINOVITZ DORIS REAVES HELEN REYNOLDS BARBARA RONDINELLI GEORGE ROTHMAN ELEANOR RYSZ PHYLLIS SAFFRON MARY SARGIS CATHERINE SEFTON AUGUSTA SETTLE LUCY SHABAZ To ughnpss,. . . Elasticity . . Durability Page Otic Hundred and Twelve IRENE PALASZ . . . " Constantly " —Senior Honor Soci- DORIS REAVES . . . " Here Goes” ety; 1944 Yearbook Staff; Junior Honor Society. HELEN REYNOLDS . . . " There’s Only One Man in the MARTIN PALIGRAPH . . . " Little Man You’ve Had a Wor ij f or Me”—Senior Play. Busy Day.” BARBARA RONDINELLI . . . " Broun Eyes”—G.A.A.-, JACK PARRY ... " A Laugh-Provoker” Sophomore Play. ANN PARTHUN . » . " I Wonder When My Baby’s Coming Home " —Tri-SignI ; Officer of Girls’ Band; G.A.A. GEORGE ROTHMAN " Whistle Whi ' e Yon Work” MARION PERSON . . . " Memories”—Junior and Senior Plays; G.A.A. ELEANOR RYSZ . . . " Any Bonds Today ? " —Bond and Stamp Sales. DOROTHY PFILE . . . " Time on My Hands” PHYLLIS SAFFRAN . . " I’ve Got a Pocket Full of Dreams " —A Cappella Choir; Girls’ Glee Club; Senior Honor Society. DOLORES PIASF.CKI . . . " Speak Low” MARY SARGIS . . . " Mary” MARY PIERCE . . . " So-Long, Mery”—Vice president of Concert Orchestra; A Cappella Choir. " CATHERINE SEFTON . . . " Slender, Tender, and Tall” Secretary of Board of Control; Booster Committee Chairman; - ' • Secretary of G.A.A. DOROTHY PUINTI « . . " He Wears a Pair of Sitru Wings” —Co-Editor of 1944 Yearbook Staff; Head Cheerleader; G.A.A. Board. . . 1 AUGUSTA SETTLE . . . " White Gardenias”—G.A.A Board; F.A.B. MARTIN RABINOVITZ ... " Why Don’t You Fall in f-ove With Me?” —Football; Debating; Class Basketball. LUCY SHABAZ . . . " Smilin’ Through " LORETTA SHAW . . . " What is There to Say?” JOSEPH SIKORA . . . " G. I. Jive ” JOE SKORICH ... " A Merry Life” HARRY SMITH . . . " Little Mischief Maker " FRANCES SMOTHERS ... " I Don ' t Have Time to Be Lonesome ”—G.A.A.; A Cappella Choir. AUDREY TALLYN . . . " She Don ' t Wanna " VIOLET TRARA1LO .... " Time Alone Can Tell” EDWARD THOMPSON . . . " Anchors Aweigh” THOMAS THOMPSON . . . " I ' ve Got My Idea of a Wonderful Time " ■ ' • .. DONNA THRASHER . . . " Pretty as a Picture” PAUL STANKO . . . " After the Ball Is Over” HONORA SULLIVAN . . " Chew, Chew Your Bubble Gum” ADELE SZELAGOWSKI . . " Ten Little Soldiers ' MARGIE SUROWIEC . . . ' Margie” TED SZOSTEK . . . " Ain ' t Mis-behavin ' MELVIN TIPPY . . . " Ah, ' Tis a Dream " PAULINE TITAK . . " Moonlight Mood” JOHN TOTH . . . " Where Do You Work, John? " JUNE TOWNSLEY . . . " Cupid ' s After Mr’—Vice- president of Senior Honor Society; G.A.A.; A Cappella BEATRICE TRIMBLE . . . " Oh, You Beautiful Doll! " 4r One Hundred Page One Hundred and fifteen JOSEFH URBAN DONALD VINCENT OLYMPIA VLAD LOIS WARDRIP JANE WAY STANLEY WELLENCE DON WISELY ' MARY WOLFINGTON JO ANN WOODWARD GENEVIEVE ZAJAC MIKE ZAKUTANSKY ELSIE ZINANNI EDWARD ZYCHNOWICZ JOSEPH URBAN . . . " It’s Eight O’clock’ MARY WOLFINGTON ... " A Girl to Be Proud Of” DONALD VINCENT . . . " Culling Romance " JO ANN WOODWARD . . . " So Far, So Good " OLMPIA VLAD . . . " Always Last " GENEVIEVE ZAJACK . . . " Sweet Genevieve” LOIS WARDRIP . . . " Back Home Again in Indiana " JANE WAY . . . " My Hero " STANLEY WELLENCE . . " Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair ” MIKE ZAKUTANSKY . . . " You’re a Lucky Guy’’-- President of Senior Class; Basketball Manager; 1944 Yearbook ELSIE ZINANNI . . . " Waiting to Grow " DON WISELY . . . " Where, Oh, Where? " EDWARD ZYCHNOWICZ . . . " So Long " Page One Hundred and Sixtee T7ip Kalpfi E. Hrasaelme Memorial Plaque This award was established by the 1942 class in honor of Ralph E. Brasaelme, beloved coach, who died March 26 , 1940. f Members of the Physical Education department choose not more than three boys and three girls whom they consider outstanding seniors. Choice is made upon the achievement of the student in scholarship, leadership, and service to Emerson. Next the Senior sponsors consider this list, hav¬ ing the authority to remove names, provided an objection is proved. Then Seniors vote for one boy and one girl. The names of the winners are inscribed on the plaque, conspiciously displayed on the second floor corridor. John Shepherd won the award in 19 42. Frank Roman and Mildred Zivanovich tied in 1943. 1944 winner —. The llausch-Lomb Plaque Ruth Heath won this distinction last year for three years of outstanding scholarship in sci¬ ence. Miss Tinsman, chairman, Mr. Warrum, and Mr. Flinn made the selection. The Bausch-Lomb is made on Commencement Day, while the Ralph E. Brasaelme Award is made on Class Day. Senior Statistics in Tlwir Basic English Through the years the campus characters remain almost the same, but their names change with the jargon of the times. Back a few years for instance, you would refer td a " coosome twosome” as " steadies”, king size or queen size in brains as " book¬ worms”, or a " bone box beater” as a " chatterbox”. The " all-around good fellow” would today be called " strictly solid”, and a " cutie” has now become a " pin-up”. The whist¬ lers on the corner are no longer " flirts” but " wolves”, and the " beauts” they pursue are " Able Grables”. The popular coed is a " date-bait”, and the tall, dark, and handsome he-men that date her are " Able-Gables”. The wearer of a Pepsodent smile has been tagged " The best maker with pearly teeth.” The rest of the campus characters have kept their old familiar labels. We state below the most typical campus characters as chosen from the class of 1944. PIN UP BOY AND GIRL Earle Moore Beatrice Trimble DATE BAIT --- Peggy Keirn STRICTLY SOLID ..... Milton Barker Harriette Mericle ABLE GABLE AND ABLE GRABLE Bob Karver Beatrice Trimble WOLF AND WOLFESS OF THE YEAR Larry Miller Peggy Keirn BEST MAKERS WITH PEARLY TEETH Earle Moore Dorothy Puinti BONE BOX BEATERS : Bob Karver Sara Garner KING SIZE AND Q]LJEEN SIZE IN BRAINS George Kolettis Phyllis Miller COOSOME TWOSOME ... ...... Earle Moore and Shirley Owen MOST ATHLETIC BOY AND GIRL .. Bcrnie Olis Catherine Orgon BEST BOY AND GIRL DANCER Tom Hampton Angela Escudero BEST ACTOR AND ACTRESS Bob Johnson Shirley Alterwitz MOST ENERGETIC BOY AND GIRL Martin Paligraph Peggy Gibbons Favorites BOOKS ---- The Human Comedy Guadalcanal Diary HANGOUT Emery’s FOOD - French Fries COMIC STRIP . " Brenda Star” MOTION PICTURE " Casablanca” SWING RECORD Ravel’s " Bolero” FAVORITES IN FASHION Boys’—Drapes Girls’—Skirts and Sweaters BRANCH OF SERVICE Navy RADIO PROGRAM ob Hope PASTTIME .....Dancing GREATEST MAN AND WOMAN IN THE WORLD Franklin D. Roosevelt Madame Chiang Kaishck ARMY ACE Captain Colin Kelly NAVY ACE Cap’t. Edward O’Hare MARINE ACE Maj. Joe Foss BEST HOLLYWOOD DATE FOR PROM OR Alan Ladd MILITARY BALL .....-..Betty Grable GIRL’S GREATEST OPPORTUNITY IN LEAP YEAR.. " Rabbi” To get a man BONER OF THE YEAR -Dance programs at the " 44” Prom FASHION MOST CORDIALLY HATED BY THE BOYS Slacks FASHION MOST CORDIALLY HATED BY THE GIRLS G.I. haircuts Page One Hundred and Nil IILTON BANKER ALVACED TOOTH M FOOTBALL6AME rANK”IS 15 NICKNAME PEOPLE -EARLU FRIENDLY MANNER " quiet7way THINKS SHIRLEY IS OK •PATSY EGAN HAPPY GO LUCKY ALWAYS AT EASE CONSTANTLY LAUGHING LOVES TO TEASE GEORGE KOLETTIS KING SIZE IN BRAINS ALL HAVE AGREED BETWEEN HIS STUDIED LIKES TO READ VIRGINIA DWYER ORIGINALITY TALENT FOR ART AT EVERY JOB SHE DOES HER PART OROTHY PUINTI WINNING SMILE PLEASANT FACE LO-ED OF STAFF DRAMATIC ACE •PEGGY GIBBONS v CONTAGIOUS GIGGLE £-SMALL IN SIZE IRISH MANNER FLIRTATIOUS EYES •ROSE GOLDMAN KARVER 1 Llf E OF THE PARTY ] HERO OF SENIOR PlWY FOR THE U.SARMYY HE ' DOES HIS PARTi TODA ' ? O SHINY BLACK HAIR WITH NATURAL CURL A FINE ACTRESS STAFF’S B0SINES5GIRI •MIKE ZAKUTANSKY HE LED THE SENIORS JN 43-44 CMORE SUCCESSFULLY L THAN EVER BEFORE! YOU KNOW BERNlErOLl OUTSTANDING MAN IN BASKETBALL UNTIL HE ANSWERER; THE NAVY’S,CALL v BOB CltfHNSOI DRUM MAJOR ACTOR TOO TOP MAN OF THE STAGE CREW •MILLIE ORGON ADEPT AT SPORTS GAVEL IN HAND THE GJ.A.A. WAS IN HER COMMAND V MARTY PAL I GRAPH SMALL BUT MIGHTY A BIT OF WIT ON THE FOOTWARMER HE’S SURE, TO SIT •PHYLLIS MILLER SALUTATORIAN BOOKS-HER DISH MILTON- HER HERO TEACHING - HER AMBISH PAT COLEMAN A RED-HAIRED CUTIE WHAT ASIGHT KNOWS HER DUTY DOES IT RIGHT MARIAN FICKES BUSY GIRL LOADS OF WORK WITH SCHOOL LIFE AND AS . E. A.’S CLERK JACK OWEN PROMINENT ATHLETI FRIENDLY SMILE HAS BEEN IN KHAKI, FOR QUITE AWHILE- SARA GARNER LEADS THE ORCH BOOSTS BOND SALES A LETTER A DAY TO NAVY,SHE MAILS •JOHN URNEWICZ GOOD NATURED FULL OF FUN WORKS UNTIL HIS WORK IS DONE 4s We Were And As We Ire Page One Hundred and Twenty-Two MEMORIES: Top: Rosemary Felts, Cecil Cutler, Gloria Hansen, Charles Bewick, Eugene Miller, Marilyn Kellstrom, Donald Felts, Lois Dunsworth, Tommy Hampton, Doris McDaniel, Sara Garner, Edward Oljace. Center: Robert Alger, John King, Kenneth Wallace, Keith Fink. Bottom: Lois Wardrip, Joey Anderson, Allen Combs, Danny Barrick (seated), Margaret Keirn, John Raysses, Josephine Fernandez, Adriann Bocskay, Wanda Nowicki, Carl Broman, Pat Coleman. SNAPS— Top: Kuctha tells him off; Connie, bookworm; Grieving over man-power shortage; Anshcll poses; On the scrap and in it; George Calhoun; Carolina Street remembers; What a Mess; Center: Our favorite comic; " It’s murder” (G.A.A. scrubs) empty halls for a change. Bottom: Come on, Madeline; Drummer boy; Glenn’s victory garden; Mohr winds up. Page One Hundred and Twenty-Three Page One Hundred and Twenty-four wv Vff We are grateful kn DELANEY PRINTING COMPANY GORDefo STUDIO • INDJANAPOLIS ENGRAVING COMPANY A. Syt. SMITH COMPANY -f T also r e ' Victor Studio Mr. P. Shafer, Carncigic Illinois Steel I ' Hardesty Studio Gary Post Tribune Anshell Rachoff Steel—-America ' s Bane and Sinew Larry Miller, Virginia Dwyer, and Bob Johnson walking toward Gary Works Employment Office. Only thing wrong is that Larry is now in the Air Corps, and Bob will be leaving June 19. They will come back. Virginia is there because there are women in STEEL, too.


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