Emerson High School - Emersonian Yearbook (Gary, IN)

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Nor Fate, Nor Chance, Nor Any Star Commands Success and Failure- Nought But Your Own Hands. Samuel Valentine Cole ■M ' -fS stonj This issue of the Emersonian tells the story of a year in the history of Emerson. It covers the four phases of school .... administration: supervisors and teachers .... activities: student government dramatics, music, military training, language clubs, honorary societies, and publications .... athletics: football, basketball, track, cross country, and G. A. A. sports .... classes: Freshman, Sophomore, Jun¬ ior, and Senior. We, the Staff, now pass the book from our hands into yours. VL Stuff DL c uidmc Lands of tLe The high school students of Emerson receive help¬ ful advice and sincere encouragement from Principal E. A. Spaulding. Mr. Spaulding is never to busy to offer a friendly smile or a pleasant, " Good morning,” to any¬ one who enters his office. Besides performing his many duties, Mr. Spaulding found time this year to encourage students and faculty to work together in making an art catalog; this catalog is to be sold at the Emerson Art Exhibit that will be given next fall. Russell O. Bohn, assistant principal of Emerson is the energetic personality at the head of the grade- school department. Besides handling the everyday prob¬ lems of grade-school life, Mr. Bohn has the tremendous task of requistioning school supplies. He also spends much of his time supervising night school. Mr. Bohn was one of the many persons behind making the annual possible this year; he played an important part in ob¬ taining that vital material, paper, without which an annual would not have been possible. R. O. BOHN, E. A. SPAULDING Principal Part of the job of making Emerson run smoothly falls into the hands of Mr. Spaulding’s office staff. Miss Shabaz travels through her work in her own calm way: taking Mr. Spaulding’s dictation, listing new books, re¬ cording grades, and spending nights dreaming of atten¬ dance slips. Miss Palasz is Emerson’s one and only cash¬ ier. Her daily chores inslude selling tickets, cashing checks, and handling money, money, and more money! Mr. Spaulding’s right hand clerk in the office is Miss Link, She is the victim of continual interruptions by the members of the yearbook staff, takes care of transcripts, senior class records, and material connected with grad¬ uation. The staff that so competently assists Mr. Bohn is made up of Mrs. Short and Florence Caulk. Among numerous other duties, Mrs Short has charge of the supply room and takes care of the grade school records. Miss Caulk takes care of book rental, wishes that Emer¬ son had no lockers, an is affiliated with the Veterans Night School. principals. , the office a4 and the faculty t performs the taiLs MATH AND COMMERCE MISS BEELER: Simpson College, B.S.; Simmons College, B.A.; Yearbook Sponsor, Sophomore Sponsor, Art Catalogue. MISS ROWE: Valparaiso University, Chicago Teachers’College, University of Chicago; Junior Sponsor. MRS. HOUSEKEEPER: University of Indiana, A.B.; Junior Honor Society Sponsor. MR. CONNERLY: DePauw, B.A., University of Indiana, M.A.; Sophomore Sponsor. MISS TALBOT: University of Wisconsin, B.A.; Prom Committee, Senior Honor Society, Sponsor, Senior Sponsor. MISS KELLER: Indiana State Normal; Class 47 register teacher. MISS SIPAVICH: University of Indiana, A. B.; Building Representative for A. F. of T., Chairman of Election Committee. LANGUAGE ARTS MISS HANSEN: University of Indiana, B.S.; Projection Room Supervisor, Junior Library. MRS. PLUM: Evansville College, B.A.; University of Columbia, B.L.S.; Senior Library, Junior Sponsor. MRS. REYHER; University of Transylvania, A.B.; Junior Sponsor, Spanish Club Sponsor, Prom Committee. MR. OURSLER: University of Indiana, A.B.; University of Chicago, M.S.; Latin Club, Junior Spon¬ sor. MISS ANDERSON: University of Indiana, B.A.; Senior Sponsor, Chairman of Art Catalogue Committee. MRS. PIERCE: University of Indiana, A.B.; Junior Sponsor, Prom Committee, Art Cata¬ logue. MISS BENSCOTER: University of Chicago, P.H.B. and M.A.; Art Catalogue, Sophomore Spon¬ sor. MRS. GREEN WALD: University of Michiga n, B. A.; Senior Sponsor, Class Day Presentation, Art Catalogue. SOCIAL SCIENCE MISS MONAHAN: University of Chicago, P.H.B., St. Mary’s College; Class 45 register teacher. MR. CLARY: University of Indiana, B.S.; Junior Paper Sponsor, Junior Student Council Sponsor. MISS PHIL¬ LIPS: University of Indiana, B.S.; Class 40 register teacher. MISS GRIEGER: University of Indiana, B. A. and M.A.; President of Teachers’ Union, Sophomore Sponsor.MISS NEWTON: Northwestern Uni¬ versity, B.S.; Senior Honor Society Sponsor, Freshman Sponsor. MR. CARI.BERG: Illinois Wesleyan University, B.A. and M.A.; Board of Control Sponsor, Sophomore Sponsor. MISS BAN: University of Indiana, A.B.; Building and Grounds Committee Sponsor. MRS. TODD: University of Wisconsin, A.B.; Class 42 register teacher. MISS LORTZ: Northwestern University, B.A.; Junior Honor Society Sponsor. SCIENCE DEPARTMENT MISS BOAL: University of Chicago, University of Indiana; winner of first gold medal given to a teacher by National Audubon Society, Dunes State Park Naturalist. MISS MARTINDALE: Butler College, B.A., University of Indiana, M.A.; Class 39 register teacher. MISS TINSMAN: University of Michigan, A.B.; Loyola University, M.A.; Freshmen sponsor, Honor Society Faculty Committee. MR. FLINN: Indiana State Teachers’ College, B.S.; Freshman sponsor, Purdue Extension instructor. INDUSTRIAL ARTS MRS. HAYES: Indiana State Teachers’ College, B.A.; Practical Arts Exhibits, P.T.A. Luncheons. MISS ADE: University of Illinois, B.S., Cambridge University, M.A.; Style Show, Freshmen sponsor. MISS NILLSON: Illinois Institute of Technology, B.S.; Style Show Fine Arts Exhibit, Junior Honor Sponsor, Honor Society Faculty Committee. MRS. MADEL: University of Chicago, B.A.; Yearbook Sponsor, Art Catalogue, Art work for school projects. MR. WIRT: Purdue University, B.S.; Auto Shop, Senior Sponsor. AUDITORIUM DEPARTMENT MISS HARRISON: Northwestern University, B.A.; Head of Auditorium Department, A.O.A. Sponsor, Masque and Gavel Banquet Committee. MISS PALMER: Northwestern University, B.L.; Senior Play Sponsor, Commencement Committee. MISS MOORE: University of Indiana, B.A.; Senior Sponsor, Sopho¬ more Play Sponsor, Oratorical Contest. MISS EKEBERG: Augustana, B.A.; Northwestern University, M.A.; Junior Play Sponsor, Junior Class Sponsor, MISS CROMER: Columbia School of Music, B. P.S.M.; Junior Choir Director, Accompanist for School Affairs, Election Committee. MISS SAYERS: North¬ western University, B.S. and M.M.; Glee Club Director, A Cappella Director, " Pinafore” Director. PHYSICAL EDUCATION MISS HEIMBURG: Chicago Normal School of Physical Education; Practical Arts Exhibit. MISS REY¬ NOLDS: University of South Dakota, B.S.; G.A.A. Sponsor, Honor Society Faculty Committee, Brasa- emle Award Committee. MR. CONNELLY: University of Pittsburgh, B.S.; Cross Country and Track. MR. KLUG: University cf West Virginia, B.S.; Football and Basketball. of my a dminis tra tiue department. Oops! Pa Jon me! For breaking in on a class, catching you at ease, snapping you at work, or just getting a glimpse of you being natural. Top left: Mr. Carlberg enjoying a rest in his well-known chair Top center: The camera caught Mr. Flinn in the midst of a demonstration Top right: The church windows were the work of Mrs. Palmer, Miss Ekeberg, and Mrs. Madel. Center left: Usual office scene; Miss Link posting notices, Miss Newton looking for mail, and Miss Anderson entering the office. Center: The Art Catalogue Staff at work; Mrs. Madel, Miss Benscoter, Miss Pierce, Miss Beeler, Mrs. Greenwald, Miss Ander¬ son, and Mr. Spaulding. Center right: Miss Newton sorting cards. Center extreme right: Miss Sayers directing " Pinafore”. Bottom left: Mrs. Greenwald in her usual position, arms full. Bottom center: Mr. Connerly helping some students with a tough problem. Bottom right: Miss Talbot giving a problem in geometry class y$ctiuitie6 ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ " Let Him Value His Hands . . . He Has But One Pair.” EMERSON BOARD OF CONTROL SOCIAL COMMITTEE The Board of Control is the symbol of student govern¬ ment in Emerson. Through this organization the students have a direct influence on all school activities. Branching from the Board of Control (the central organization) are the Scholar¬ ship Committee, Booster Committee, Social Committee, and Building and Grounds Committee. Bill Kane, president, and Mr. Carlberg, sponsor, were the leaders of this governmental group for the year of ’47. The Scholarship Committee is made up of a representative from each register. Their main duties are to report the registers’ scholastic standings and make up the eligibility lists. Sponsoring this committee was Miss Talbot. This year the Booster Committe did an exceptional job in supporting all activitites; sports, plays, dances, publications, etc. With Miss Ekeberg, sponsor, and Madeline Parthun, president presiding over them, this committee worked steadily planning pep sessions and backing cheerleaders. Social life at Emerson would not be complete without the Social Committee; which functioned under the direction of presi¬ dent Jean Reece and Miss Reynolds, sponsor. Before any social activity is planned, it must be approved by this committee. The members are elected in their Freshman year and remain active in the group until they graduate. The Building and Grounds Committee has the task of poli¬ cing the school; they maintain order and encourage students to have respect for the school and its grounds. The leaders of this committee were George Hansen, president and Miss Ban sponsor. Page Eleven yduditorium trad it l ions are Last November Spice and Variety celebrated its twenty-fifth biennial performance. The Aud¬ itorium faculty and student committee selected the final seventeen acts from all those sub¬ mitted by the entire high school body. The show, which thrilled capacity crowds for three performances, began with a brilliant opening by a chorus of Junior curies singing original lyrics to the melody of " Who”. At the last performance, a group of Emerson graduates presented a surprise act, surprising not only the students, but the faculty themselves. Outstanding among the acts were; " The Barbershop Quartet”, " Ye Old Family Album”, " Saint Louis Woman”, and skits from " Olka- homa!” by the Girls’ Glee Club. Page Twelve Emerson continued one of its loveliest tradi¬ tions with the annual presentation of the Christ¬ mas Pageant, " The Birthday of a King.” " I pray you give your audience”, began the Messenger at our biennal performance of " The Summoning of Everyman”, an Easter play pre¬ sented by the Dramatic Club and directed by Mrs Gertrude Palmer. Resolved: That the Federal Government should provide a system of free medical care for all citizens at public expense. With this subject well in mind, the Emerson Debate Var¬ sity began their second season under the direct¬ ion of Miss Ekeberg. What would our Auditorium Department be without its wonderful faculty? Upper left, left to right: Gordon Bryan, Helen Malast, Mitchell Munyas, Teddy Karras, Larry Bleicher Upper right, left to right: Tom Fernandez, Beverly Lane, Edythe Goldman, James Fox, Gordon Bryan Lower left, seated: Miss Harrison, Miss Cromer Standing: Miss Sayers, Miss Ekeberg, Miss Moore, Mrs. Palmer Lower right, seated, left to right: Ann Lieber, Marian Zig- ich, James Elliot, Larry Bleicher, Dan Rottenbcrg, Louis Kampouris, Pat Wyman, Eunice Eddy Standing: George Neagu, Miss Ekeberg Page Thirteen Jhe reade paint ffancj! " Do not saw the air too much with your hand thus— but use all gently,” advised Hamlet, speaking to the players. The Emerson Dramatic Club was led this year by: president, Stephanie Rashevich; vice president, Mitchel Munyas; secretary, Edythe Goldman; and treasurer Edward Wrobleski. Under the direction of Mrs. Gertrude Palmer, the dramatic club learned the fundamentals of the stage which they practiced in their productions of: " The Worthy Pierre Patalan,” a fantasy in one act; " Ye Old Family Album,” an original skit presented in " Spice and Variety”; and " The Summoning of Everyman,” tradionally given at Easter time. Included among the clubs activities were sev¬ eral theatre parties into Chicago, to see current productions of the professional stage. " It is with pleasure that I inform you that you have been elected to membership in the National Masque and Gavel,” began the invitations received by thirteen very proud seniors this year. These seniors met the requirements for a vocational diploma, earned sixty points in auditorium activities, and received the unanimous vote of the members of the auditorium faculty. Masque and Gavel, which was organized here in 1936 by Miss Hazel Harrison and four¬ teen Emerson students, is an honary organization which now includes one hundred eighteen members. The seniors elected to Masque and Gavel were initiated into the organ¬ ization at the annual banquet on June 3. Page Fifteen Left, seated: Sue Ross Standing, left to right: Virginia Wolff, Jack Shepherd, James Col- lcran, Tom Morley Right seated: Don Levy Standings left to right: Angeline Nobile, Pat Murawski, Tony Bok- ich, James Sisamis, Ann Vrtikapa, Inamae Louks, Pat Ward, Joy Reno " Daddy Long Legs”—a very appropiate title for the play which was enacted by the Sophomore Class this year. Directing this production was Miss Moore, a new member of the audi¬ torium faculty. The play required a wide range of characters and these were portrayed exceedingly well! The leading part was taken by Sue Ross who played the role of an ambitious, brilliant, and sincere young girl of 18 years. Supplying the love light in her young life was Jervis, dramatized by Thomas Morley. Lights! Curtain! Excited, thrilled, and a little nervous were the Juniors as the curtain went up on their play " You Can’t Take It With You”. Successfully presented on April 18, under the direction of Miss Ekeberg, was this romantic three-act comedy with its thrill, cheer and tears. Whoever saw the play will never forget Grandpa’s snakes in the living room, the xylophone play¬ ing, or Essie doing her ballet. The audience’s only regret was that they couldn’t take their laughter with them. " Pinafore”, a light opera by Gilbert and Sullivan, was pre¬ sented in March by Miss Sayers with the help of Mrs. Palmer, Miss Harrison, and Miss Moore. It was given in three successive performances and was a remarkable achievement, judging by the remarks of the many spectators. Fascinated were the aud¬ iences by the gay, colorful costumes of the chorus and the ex¬ cellent characterizations. Stagedoor, after much discussion, was finally chosen for the Senior Play. Guiding the seniors through those " days that try men’s souls” was Mrs. Palmer. The plot, scenery, charming style of presentation, sad moments, and comic relief combined to make a great per¬ formance. The characters were so human and the situations so real that the audience forgot they were attending a play until the curtain fell. At the Home Coming Dance given after the final per¬ formance on April 16, oftenheard were the familiar words of alumni, " I remember when we gave our Senior Play; it was in ” VJL en the tLeu reuse their voices, The A Cappella which was formed in 1931 by Miss Sayers has become an increasingly popular organization in Emerson. To start off the year, the choir sang at one of the Teachers’ Convention luncheons, which was held in the Emerson cafeteria. Betty Paulos, a former member of the A Cappela was guest soloist. Other engagements were a performance at the West Side Presbyterian Church, an appearance at Seaman Hall and a program of Christmas Carols broadcast from the Gary Hotel. The A Cappella also took part in the custo¬ mary presentation of " The Birthday of a King” and " Every¬ man.” Participating in the Spring Concert was A Cappella’s biggest event of the year. And not to be forgotten are the selections sung by the choir at the Baccalaureate services and the Commencement excercises. Page Eighteen Under the directing hand of Miss Sayers, the Glee Club sang its way through a sucessful year of social acti¬ vities. A theater party to Chicago marked the beginning of the year’s events. " Oklahoma!” was enjoyed so much by the girls that they decided to do a cut version of the pop¬ ular musical show for " Spice and Variety.” Starring Mar¬ garet Berta and Boris Apostaloff, the act proved to be a big success and one of the hits of " Spice.” Next on the social calendar was the broadcasting of Christmas carols from the Hotel Gary. One of the numbers the girls sang was the beautiful old carol " Silent Night, Holy Night.” The Christmas Pageant is a traditional event in which the girls took active part. In May, the girls again blended their voices in song in a program given for the P. T. A. meeting. The Spring Concert, an annual present¬ ation, was the most looked forward to event of the year. Some of their numbers were " The Steppes” " The Lute Song,” and " Preiuntale a las estrellas” which was sung in Spanish, much to the delight of the spectators. Last, but not least on the year’s calendar, was the per¬ formance given at the Commencement excercises. cJlet there L ' e muMc — This year the Emerson Bands concluded their twenty- sixth year of concerts. The band first came into existence in 1919, and was made up of only six young fellows who wanted to play music and who were enthusiastic enough to organize themselves. Small, yes, but willing and important. The next year Mr. Warren came to Emerson and the newly organized band expanded to thirteen members. Room 307, still a music room, was the meeting place of the small but zealous group, which met at noon hours and after school. In 1925, five years later, the band had acquired enough ability, and had expanded enough that they com¬ peted in a State Contest. Emerson won that contest and has won four others in the years that followed. The Emerson Orchestra, an outgrowth of violin class¬ es held by Mr. M. E. Snyder, was born in 1914, five years before the band. Mr. Snyder, who at the present time is supervisor of Music in the Gary schools, experimented with classes which were held after school hours. At one time those classes consisted of over one hundred violins. In years following it enlarged, more instruments were acquired, and regular hours were given to the expanding department From these things and others too numerous to men¬ tion grew the bands and orchestra we have in our school today. Front row. Mary Doumis, Helen Platis, Bessie Vasil, Elizabeth Frame, Anne Coros, Alice Piasccki, Jeannette Zale Second row. Sheila Hilton, Helen George, Joan Plenus, Velma Melton BAND OFFICERS Left, seated: Betty Hamilton Standings Betty Kccver, Barbara Rynearson, Arthur Roy, Bob Dawson, Rudy Mohr, Bob Burger, Helen Fidler, Mary Angelos ORCHESTRA OFFICERS Right, left to right: Robert Shcslcr, Anita, Di Re, Oscar Alterwicz, Louisa Di Re, Shelia Hilton, Kathryn Gibson, Kami The Bands and Orchestra are under the direction of Mr. H. S. Warren, Mr. Sanford Watts, and Mrs. Wilson. In response to their batons, students have shown increasing ability and interest in their instruments. Mr. Warren, head of the department, came to Emer¬ son from the State School of Science, Wahpeton, North Dakota, and has been here since 1920. Since that time, through much effort and patience he has built the band to what it is today. We welcome to Emerson this year Mr. Watts, a native of Virginia. Upon his graduation from the Sherwood Music School, Chicago, he entered Northwestern Univer¬ sity where he received his Master’s Degree in music. He likes teaching at Emerson, and is impressed especially with the enthusiasm and interest that the students show in the department. Since she is an Emersonian, we are particlarly happy to have Mrs. Wilson help in our music department. This is her seventh year of teaching; she taught her first year in Ireland, Indiana, and then four years in Elkhart, Indiana. From Elkhart she came to Emerson. We cannot fully express our appreciation to these sponsors for their patient instruction. If their leadership is continued in the future, we may be confident of an excellent music department. Page Twenly-one Nov. 11—Boys ' Band, Armistice Day—Legion Hut Jan. 31—Orchestra Concert—Emerson Auditorium Feb. 14—Boys’ Band—R.O.T.C. Award presentation Feb. 26—Girls’ Band, Concert-—Ross High School March 1—Boys’ Band Radio Broadcast—Purdue March 6—Orchestra, Pinafore—Emerson Auditorium March 13—Twirling Club Show—Emerson Auditorium March 29—Solo Contest—Whiting, Indiana April 8—Girls ' Band Concert—Wheeler School May 2—Combined Band’s Concert—Emerson Auditorium May 23—Orchestra Concert—Seaman Hall ' on my heart strings. Throughout this year the bands and orchestra have played for many occasions—for school affairs—for city functions, and for out of city concerts and contests. Many times the melody of " Emerson Loyalty”, played by the Boys’ Band, rolled over the field at the football games. Then, shivering in the November breezes, they played for the Legionnaires at the Hut on Armistice Day March first the Band took a trip, the first in five years, traveling having been prohibited during the war. The ex¬ cursion was down to Purdue University where they made a radio broadcast over station W. B. A. A. At the Com¬ bined Band Concert in the auditorium, student director, Bob Dawson directed " The Thunderer”, a march by John Phillip Sousa; and Mr. Watts, assistant director, conducted the melody, " Belles of the Ball”. The Girls ' Band gave a concert for students at Ross High School on February 26. At the Twirling Club Show, in which the Girls’ Band participated, Greta Isenberg and Barbara Rhynearson played a drum duet. Two concerts were given by the Concert Orchestra. At the first, on January 31 in the Emerson Auditorium, the " Western World Overture” and " Zampa” were among the selections played. The String Ensemble, made up of key members, played " Ave Maria” by Schubert with Louisa Di Re directing. The second concert took place in Seaman Hall on May 23. At the performance of " H.M.S. Pinafore”, the Little Symphony accompanied A Cappella and Glee Club. For the past three years the music department has been going to solo contests (eld in nearby towns. This year at the contest held in Whiting on March 29, fifteen first and thirteen second prizes were won by the Emerson con¬ testants. The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps is not or¬ ganized to produce soldiers of the boys, but to create better citizens of them. To help lay this important foundation of life, the cadets are taught habits of pre¬ cision, courtesy, correctness of posture, leadership, and respect for and loyalty to constituted authority. Teaching and guiding the students in this military science were Master Sgt. Dews and Technical Sgt. Sav- anovic. Student officers that helped with the training of the fellows for this year were Lieutenant Colonel Thomas L. Fernandez, Adjutant Captain Robert Shesler, and Captain Fox. Since the beginning of the school year the R. O. T. C. has taken part in many activities such as the Armistice Day Parade, firing squads at military funerals, ushers at the Teachers’ Convention, etc. Among the military activities the corps’ rifle team entered in the Hearst Trophy Match and the Second Army Match. The Military Ball highlighted the social activities of the Corps; it was held at the National Armory on April 19th. On May 6th the annual federal inspection was held; this inspection determines the degree of proficiency reached in the various subjects taught. R. o. T. c. Page T wcnty-foitT The members of Senior Honor Society have applied their education in the manner Mr. Wirt had proposed— the Work, Study, Play system. Sand and Steel was the group’s main project for the year. Other activities consisted of finishing the sale of " E” Magazines and initiating the Chesterton Society. March 28 was an honor day in the calendar of the year, for seventeen new members were inducted into the Emerson Chapter. Finishing the year with a successful business meet¬ ing, the seniors passed the care of the organization into the hands of their successors. SENIOR HONOR SOCIETY Upper, seated: Goldman, Stanko, Parthun, Short, Rcbcr, Beauchamp, Gately, Halascsak, Kolettis, Fried¬ man Standing: Green, Gcrasimo, Dawson, Niepokoj, Fairley, Muniz, Miss Newton, H u r d 1 o w, Kampouris, Sheehy, Vardas, Rashevich SPONSORS Lower left, seated: Miss Tinsman, Miss Newton, Miss Talbot Standing: Mr. Spaulding, Miss Bee¬ ler, Mrs. Palmer, Mrs. Greenwald, Mr. Rowland OFFICERS Lower right, left to right: Beau¬ champ, Secretary; Halascsak, Trea¬ surer; Rcbcr, Vice-President; Fried¬ man, President Page Twenty-eight ejaue you the torch — now L incite the ptai A student may be invited into the Junior Honor Society after maintaining a scholastic average of B or above, and upon recommendations of the faculty on the leadership, character, and service qualities. Pupils from the eighth through the tenth grades are eligible for induction. As president, Danny Rotenberg presided over the Junior Honor Society meetings. He was competently assisted by the other officers: vice-president, Marian Zigich; secretary, Vir- ngiia Wolff; and treasurer, Loraine Short. Miss Lortz, Miss Housekeeper, Miss Keller, Miss Wol- brant and Mrs. Clary sponsored the Junior Honor Society. For the first time a ceremony was planned to honor members who had never dropped below standards in three years of constant membership in the Society. The high spot on their calendar was the formal induction ceremony. Eyes glistening with pride, the inductees received their certificates of membership. And proud they should be, for their’s are the hands that mold leadership, scholarship, service, and character into a pattern for a better life. salute the Lauds tLat After beating our brains and pulling strings, we finally succeeded in convincing everyone that our senior year would be incomplete without an Emersonian. We proved many times that the word " impossible” wasn’t in our vocabulary. For when we were told that putting out a yearbook could not be done, due to the shortage of materials and other red tape, we took a chance and began our publication. Renee Friedman was elected editor, and Vernice Mayes the business manager at our first meeting, which was held in the cafeteria. The art room was selected as the best place for the creat¬ ing of an annual. Mrs. Madel supervised the editorial and art staff, while Miss Beeler was in charge of business. Without their greatly appreciated aid, we would have been unable to carry out our dream of an annual The first task was to pick a capable staff, who in turn had to decide the all important theme, before the actual construction of the annual could be started. Then we went to work; picture schedules to be made, layouts to be constructed, and a thousand and one other tasks which went into the making of a better yearbook. The longest, perhaps hardest, but least appreciated job was the writing of copy, in which every member took part. Thus all the would be journalists were given a chance to show their talent. Our typists were kept extra busy during this period, typing and re-typing the copy. Mr. Smith, Photographer Although our staff wasn’t as well informed on yearbook techniques as they should have been, study and experience soon changed things. If there was a problem we couldn’t solve, we were very fortunate in having a wonderful walking yearbook reference, Mrs. Greenwald. At the traditional yearbook dance sponsored by the staff, the choosing of Senior Personalities was the main drawing card. The cooperation of the students who attended the dance was a great help in making the affair a success. We hope that some of your favorites are among the winners. The staff agrees that even though it was a lot of work, we had fun, too. We hope that our pride in this annual will be equally shared by you, the student body and the faculty. Our hands and heads worked together to make this book a memorial to one of the happiest years of our lives. Page Thirty ide this look. Upper left, left to right-. Helen Seibal, J M c : c h r R san; ds sho“ aryannc Rcid Rudy Upper right, left to right: Renee Fried¬ man, Mrs. Madel, Edythe Goldman, Edward Orgon, Marilyn Hejnowski, Paul Kutch, Helen Wellman Lower left, left to right: Helen Well- Mis " ’ Beeler SadT irleyf Vernice Mayes, Mary Thanos Lower right, left to right: Betty Mar- Ki ' ng Bcverly Lanc, ild ed igich ' " 1 Co-editor- Helen Wellman Co-editor- Rudy Mohr Art-editor- Sally Short Art Staff, Snaps- Jere Richards Copy-editor- Betty Martin Cartoonist- Maryanne Reid Divisions, Librarian Mildred Zigich Senior Panels- Marilyn Hejnowski Auditorium, Picture Schedules Edythe Goldman Boys’ Sports Ed Orgon Girls’ Sports, Year’s Calendar Beverly Lane Junior Representative Bill Hurdlow Assistant Business Manager Sadie Fairly Business Staff, Typist- Florence Jancaric Business Staff- Mary Thanos ' HE BHR THHT REFRESHES SALES STAFF CANDY STAFF cloesn t c roiv t treed! " Have you bought your ’47 annual?” Through Emerson’s halls this question was echoed and re-echoed by the industrious sales staff of the Emersonian. The staff, steered by its able manager, Ray Kom- lenich, sold five-hundred and ninety-two yeabooks. Ange Muniz was " tops” with a sales record of one-hundred and sixteen Emersonians. With a rousing pep session, the sales staff began its campaign; Mrs. Madel and Miss Beeler were introduced as year book advisers. The guest speaker was Mrs. Greenwald. The campaign ended successfully leav¬ ing the memory of its motto, " Leach them until you get their money.” One of the main money raising projects of the annual staff this year was the selling of candy on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Candy bars were eagerly gulped in be¬ tween classes and on the footwarmers to ward off hunger pangs before lunch hour. However, the candy sales never seemed to suffer in the afternoon as a result of the morning’s splurge. It’s amazing the amount of candy those football players can consume! The success of the sales was due to the dilligent efforts of the sponsor, Miss Bee¬ ler and the chairman of the candy crew, Ange Muniz Page Thirty-luo tjour picjLtmcj cavemen. We SEASONS RECORDS THEY 12 Evansville Memorial 0 6 Hammond Clark 7 25 Whiting 0 26 Lew Wallace 6 19 Hammond 14 0 Wahington E. C. 18 39 Roosevelt (Gary) 6 14 Froebel 0 26 Horace Mann 6 0 Muncie Central 13 We FRESHMAN FOOTBALL RECORD THEY 0 Froebel 7 13 Tolleston 0 20 Roosevelt E. C. 7 7 Wirt (Varsity) 13 20 Horace Mann 0 21 Washington E. C. 7 21 Roosevelt (Gary) 6 We RESERVE FOOTBALL RECORD THEY 18 Horace Mann 0 0 Tolleston 7 14 Hammond Clark 0 6 Whiting 26 18 Lew Wallace 12 i Ei through the season and Uppers Minnicti directing his Center: Kane receiving one of those famous " Kuck to Kane” passes, while Hansen docs some blocking Lower: A mad rush for the ball Bill Kuck John McLeod Frank Mihal Richard Swan Jack Schaff Paul Ortosky Joe Minnitti Robert Doyle Ralph Settle Sam Ranzino Jerome Muras cjame d the tit Starting the season with five ex-ser¬ vicemen, a great team was expected of the East Side Ball club. Emerson, in their first game, took Evansville Memorial by a handy mar¬ gin of twelve to nothing. Hopes were high for a second victory over Hammond Clark. The surprising tactics which Clark engineered over the Golden Tornado left a heavy toll of injuries, and an upset of seven to six in favor of the Pioneers. An atomic explosion was touched off in Gleason field as the Golden Tor¬ nado smashed to an all-decisive win with a score of twenty-five to nothing over Whiting. Quarterback, Bill Kuck, and End, Bill Kane, played swell ball to aid in the rout. A severe beating was handed to Lew Co-Captains, James King, nd Jack Schaff receive Wallace at the hands of Emerson as 1 e trop y they tore the Hornets apart to the tune of twenty-six to six. Loyal supporters wanted this game bady as the Glen-Park team beat us two years in a row. The fans went home satisfied. In a bruising affair, Emerson’s rugged team came out on top by a score of nineteen to fourteen to beat Hammond on our home field. A play to remember was the reverse Sam Ranzino worked with big Jack Schaff on a kickoff for a third Emerson score. The Golden Tornado of Emerson ran into an unexpectedly strong team at East Chicago Washington as they lost to a score of eighteen to nothing. Emerson rambled over Gary Roosevelt by a score of thirty-nine to six, and Froebel by a score of fourteen to nothing. In the next game Emerson played Horace Mann, and did the Horsemen ever feel the power of the Tornado! Opening with two touchdowns in the first period, Emerson plowed and fought with mighty fury. In the final quarter Emerson clinched the game by adding two more touchdowns for a final score of twenty-six to six. The Golden Tornado annexed the City Championship with a record of four and nothing, and an all season record of seven wins and three defeats. In reward for all the hard work excercised on the football gridiron this year, the Golden Tornado received the welcome title of City Champs. Post season honors went to Bill Kane and Bill Costley who were selected for the NIHSC Conference team. Page Thirty-eight J mifiJ ! l Sm ) ftt k V " a It l»i? Hi at 3 the matter luL tk Joe Aydelotte Jack Davis George Hansen Frank Mihal Joe Pavicic Jack Schaff James Demaskos Leonard Everett William Kane Donald Nikchevich Sam Ranzino Richard Swan Upper left : Coach Klug Upper right: Swan in the air tor the ball while Ranzino looks on. Lower left: Kane tries for the re¬ bound while Schaff keeps his eye on the ball Lower right, basketball managers: Steve Millick, Paul Ortosky, Bill Wood and Stanley Picgat the team . . . team d allric Lt! WE SEASONS RECORD 48 Benton Harbor 33 Elkhart 44 Gary Roosevelt 39 E. C. Roosevelt 70 Evansville Reitz 48 Evansville Memorial 35 E. C. Washington 33 Hammond Tech 29 Froebcl 48 Hammond 41 Tolleston 57 Whiting 47 Lew Wallace 52 Horace Mann 44 Hammond Clark 56 Fort Wayne Central 45 South Bend Central GARY HOLIDAY TOURNEY GARY SECTIONAL Lew Wallace Tolleston Chesterton HAMMOND REGIONAL Sectional Champs! ! ! The boys did it again! In the five years that Bill Klug has been coaching the Norsemen, he has had three sectional winners. The East Side boys began the season with five big football players. A starting combination of Bill Kane, Dick Swan, Jack Schaff, Sam Ranzmo, and Frank Mihal carried the boys to seven straight wins, until they were beaten by Tolleston in the second game of the Holiday Tournament during an overtime duel. The Norsemen lost a heartbreaker to Washington of East Chicago by a score of thirty-six to thirty-five, but came back strong to beat Hammond Tech by a score of thirty-three to thirty-one. The Klug men, back on the ball, started another seven-game winning streak by downing Whiting, Lew Wallace, Valparaiso, Horace Mann, Hammond Clark, Fort Wayne Central, and South Bend Central for the final game of the season, ending up third in the NIHSC standings. In the Sectionals, Emerson had to play Lew Wallace, Froebel, Tolleston, and in the finale, Chesterton, whom we defeated by a score of fifty-seven to twenty-seven, thus winning the sectionals. In the Hammond Regional, Emerson drew undefeated Renn- selaer in the afternoon session. Rennselaer wanted to keep their winning streak rolling; therefore, the Norsemen had to overcome the hot hitting of the Bombers and play an all-out ball game to win by a score of forty-seven to forty-three. The evening session pitted Washington of East Chicago against Emerson. The hard afternoon game showed on the boys physically as they were behind the entire game. At half time Emer¬ son managed to tie up the score at ninteen all. In the second half Ray Ragalis, the great center of the Senators, kept tapping in the points and Washington won by a score of fifty-one to forty-two. In the NIHSC scoring race Emerson had the consolation of having Sam Ranzino, one of the niftiest guards in high school competition, end on top with a total of one-hundred and eighty- six points. «,!; • lorty- Emerson thin-clads began the 1947 track season with the return of seven major lettermen who made up the nucleus of this year’s team. In the City Indoor Meet at the Chicago Fieldhouse on the twenty-fifth of March, the team finished in fifth place with twelve points. Jack Schaff and Frank Mihal accounted for five points in the shot-put,Ed Orgon and Ralph Settle in the 880 and 440 yard runs added three more, and the mile relay, placing third, added the remaining four points. Other main track meets of the season were: March 29, Conference at Purdue; April 26, East Chicago Relays; May 3, Conference Trials; May 6, City Outdoor; May 10, Conference Finals; May 16, Sectional Meet; May 24, State Meet. The freshmen and sophomores, who largely composed this year’s squad are expected to be great point-getters next season. Top left, left to right: Don Smith, John Kish, Bill Drys¬ dale, Doyle Shoup, Top right, left to right: Coach Connelly giving a start, Bill Drysdale and Steve Mast with the gun Second row, left: Bill Guelinas, Mitchell Munyas, Tom McGuire, and Ben Wolff warming-up for the big event Second row, right: Frank Mihal, throws the shot-put while Den¬ nis Gately and Jack Schaff look Third row, left: Ralph Settle passing the baton to Adam Sposato Third row, right: Roger Gill, takes a hurdle Fourth row, left: Ed Orgon, and Don Levy around the bend. Fourth row, right: Boys doing calisthenics Lower, front row: John Kish, Mike Prokop, Harry Wiser, Robert Jockson, Vincent Mrzlak, Donald Ncmtuda Second row: John Sheerer, Robert Green, Guy Janssen, Leonard Villanueva, Bill Drysdale, Frank Mihal, Jack Schaff, Melvin Edwards, Morris Robinson, George Derner, George Galoozis, Don Levy. Kenneth Callaway ‘ h row: Coach Connelly, Herman Bogart, Adam Sposato, Dennis Gately, Bill Guelinas, Constantine Theoharis, Victor Sartoris, Charles Bocca, Tom McGuire, Edward Orgon, Ralph Settle, Roger Gill, James Finnerty Fourth row: Doyle Shoup, Marcelino Villanueva, Don Smith, Mitchell Munyas, Robert Morris, Ray Komlenich, Henry Dzicnslaw, Jack Henderson, Thomas Mast, Ben Wolff, Tom Combs, James Vance Emerson Harriers began their season under Coach Connelly—the first since his discharge from the Navy where he served as a P-T boat Commander. Major letter winners were John Alley, Mel Ed¬ wards, Bill Guelinas, Ray Komlenich, Don Levy, Alex Marco, Tom McGuire, Mitchell Munyas, Ed Orgon, and Don Smith. Even though the boys were new to the race, they were always in there battling with a strong will to win. Defeating Washington of East Chicago, Whiting, Froe- bel, and Tolleston, the team finished on top in four of their twelve meets. The theme song to which the boys always ran was " Give Me Five Minutes More”. Brighter days are ahead for the next season with a strong group of boys coming up who annexed the City Freshmen-Sophomore Meet. It is hoped that they can put Em erson among the top best in this two-mile event. 1U o daid it 6 a man 5 won u? A very important and worth-while part of education is the training of good sports¬ manship and fair play. The girls of Emerson who are members of the Girls’ Athletic Association are given the opportunity to learn these factors. Through this organization the girls take an interest in sports which play an active part in the producing of strong, healthy bodies and minds. Each year under the guidance of Miss Reynolds, the officers and the board mem¬ bers encourage high school girls to plan hikes, play games, and swim as a group. In turn, the girls receive their credits for these activities. At the annual banquet they receive their monograms and awards. The outstand¬ ing senior girl receives a loving cup, sym¬ bolizing all the fine things which go to make better citizens. Page Forty-five Harding, Alicia Rupert, Helen George, Theresa Polak, Shirley Babilla, Martha Kraft, Mary Kachia, Margaret Warren, Dorothy Demo, Emma Orgon, Olga Vrtikapa upper left, front rou : Mary Kehayia, Esther John¬ son, Florence Jancaric, Jeanette Niepokoj See ond row: Mary Ann Hansen, Mary Kolcttis, Nora Amabile, Niki Kyprcos, Jcre Richards Third row: Jeanette Genduso, Sadie Fairley, Vernicc Mayes, Angcline Muniz, Betty Hamilton, Mary Helen Stanko Upper right: Beatrice McLeod, Barbara Rhyncarson, Elizabeth Ciarfaglia, Greta Iscnbcrg Second row: Mary Devancy, Ann Vrtikapa, Char- Icen Fuhrman, Estelle Bizanes, Helen Makris Third row: Mary Ann Zubel, Pat Kenealy, Olga Dotlich, Miss Reynolds, Lorraine Courage, Maryannc Reid Lower left, front row: Mary Wellman, Betty Dawson, Frankie Conners, Velma Melton Second row: Pat Lucas, Joan Brown, Pat Hall, Mary Ranzino, Joyce Klein Third row: Ruby Kottaridis, Theresa Manista, Dora Mac Fox, Kathleen Egan, Evelyn Galka Lower right, front row: Ann Kehayia, Betty Lieber, Mary Kottaridis, Catherine Green Second row: Emma Orgon, Mary Ann Morley, Lor- in reuiew 6pee From a distance it looked as if twenty-four girls were kicking the daylights out of one another, but we soon learned that they were just engrossed in a friendly game of speed- ball. We’ll admit things got pretty rough, but when the bandages were distributed, all was well again. The usual routine was followed, first play¬ ing inter class games; the girls that showed the best ability in these games were chosen for varsity competition. Then the varsities attacked each other for the title The speed-ball spread with Nora Amabile presiding ended the season. raine Short, Marilyn Saylcs Third row: Joan Wellman, Evelyn Evans, Suzanne Lowe, Elaine Kaplan ' v- swimming. Who minds staying after school when we can play a mighty game of basketball in the girls’ lower gym? Apparently few minded, because the turn¬ out for basketball was very large. During the game, the whistle was blown many times by our able and surprisingly unbiased referees for over-guarding, more commonly called hair pulling and scratching. The juniors took varsity scoring honors, as usual. Ange Muniz proved to be deserving of her position as head of basketball As well as or¬ ganizing all the games very well, she mana¬ ged to plan a wonderful spread at the end of the season. SENIOR BASKETBALL VARSITY Upper left, front row: Muniz, Hamilton Second row: Jancaric, Amabile, Goldman, Gcnduso Third row: Niepokoj, Rehtorik, Friedman JUNIOR BASKETBALL VARSITY Upper right, front row: Dotlich, lsenbcrg Second row: Apathy, Niszcwski Third row: Rhynearson, Vrtikapa, Reid, Falkovic FRESHMAN BASKETBALL VARSITY Lower left, front row: Kottaridis, Pujo Second row: Kachis, Lowe Third row: Orgon, Vrtikapa, Ogiego, Polak SOPHOMORE BASKETBALL VARSITY Lower right, front row: Egan, Klein Second row: Connors, Mulloy Third row: Lucas Manista The High Prize of Life, The Crowning Fortune of Man, Is To Be Born to Some Pur¬ suit Which Finds Him In Employment And Happiness, Whether It Be To Make Baskets, or Broadswords, or Canals, or Songs. EMERSON ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆☆ ☆☆ ☆☆ Page Fifty ☆ ☆ ☆ a asses JUNIOR SPONSORS Sealed: Miss Ekebcrg, Mrs. Rey- her. Miss Rowe, Mrs. Pierce, Standing: Mrs. Plum, Mr. Gar- riott,- Mr. Oursler SOPHOMORE SPONSORS Seated: Miss Bsnscoter, Miss Grieger, Miss Beeler, Miss Har¬ rison, Miss Sayers Standing: Mr. Connerly, Mr. Rowland, Mr. Carlberg FRESHMAN SPONSORS Seated: Miss Ade, Miss Newton, Mrs. Palmer, Miss Ban Standing: Mr. Flinn, Mrs. Grif¬ fith, Miss Tinsman Page fifty-two 103 CONNERLY SENIORS SENIOR OFFICERS Seated: Orgon, President Standing: Mason, Secretary; Schaff, Boys’ Treasurer; Fairley Girls’ Treasurer; Stanko, Vice- President SENIOR SPONSORS Below, left to right: Miss An- derson, Mr. Wirt. Mr. Mowbray. Mrs. Grccnwald, Miss Talbot. Miss Moore A glimpse at the facts of the Class of ’47 ... . Motto - " Live and Learn” .... Flower - Rose .... Colors - Purple and White .... Greatest Uproar - Choosing Class Officers . . . .Talents - Singers, Actors, and Athletes .... Fear - Having no annual .... Pastime - Chewing gum .... First Big Event - Freshman Frolic .... Lasting Memory - Prom! Need we say more .... Senior Play - Stage Door . . . Desires - Do away with exams .... Favorite Room - 208 for sleeping purposes .... Common Program Change - Getting home study .... Worn out excuse - Headache .... Style - Still drapes, but wow! straight skirts .... Difficult Hurdle - Geometry .... Gains - Education and the realization of living with other people .... Losses - Her picture would have been below too; now we have only her memory. For in " 45” Miss Tappan passed away. JOHN ALLEY Cross Country; R.O.T.C.; Freshman Football OSCAR ALTERWITZ Hi-Y Club Vice-President; Con¬ cert Orchestra; A Cappclla NORA AMAB1LE G.A.A. Board; Prom Commit Scholarship Committee MARY ANGELOS JOSEPH AYDELOTTE G. A. A.; Band Publicity Football; Basketball; Track Manager; A Cappclla LUCILLE BEWICK Freshman Frolic Committee JEAN BEAUCHAMP Senior Honor Society; Secretary; " Sand and Steel” Staff; Scholar¬ ship Committe ROBERT BOONE Football; Band; Class Basketball DOLORES BENTLEY A Cappella; Sales Staff ROBERT BURGER Boys ' Band Manager; Orchestr Language Clubs 6eem4 une oniy iji esieraaij EULALIA BURNS BETTIE CAREW RICHARD CALBERG G. A. A.; Booster Committee; Orchestra; R. O. T C. Sales Staff SHIRLEY CARTNER VIRGINIA CIBAU Senior Honor Society Glee Club JOSEPH CIESIELSKI R. O. T. C. JANET COROS G. A. A.; Glee Club; A Cappclla W ILLIAM COSTI.EY football; Class Basketball; Jun- ROBERT DAWSON Boys Band President; Senic ANITA DI RE tk at J) attended tLe LOUISA DI RE A Cappella; Concert Orchestra President; Board of Control ROBERT DOYLE Football and Basketball Mana¬ ger; Baseball; Track SADIE FAIRLEY Senior Class Treasurer; Annual Staff; Booster Committee JACK EGAN Football; Basketball; " Spice and OLGA FEKETE Style Show JAMES FINNERTY Football; Booster Comi Cheerleader TOM FERNANDEZ Class Basketball; Dramatics Hi-Y President CHARLES FLETCHER Dramatic Class; Senior Play; " Spice and Variety” HELEN FIDLER Girls’ Band President pclla; Orchestra meeting as the class of ’4 RUSSELL FRAME " Spice and Variety”; Sophomore Play; Band RENEE FRIEDMAN Dramatics: Senior Honor Society President; G. A. A. Board JANE GAJEWSKI A Cappella ELAINE GATELY Senior Honor Society; " Sand and Steel " ; Latin Club JEANETTE GENDUSO G. A. A. Board; Latin Club Band JOHN GEORGE Football; Track; R. O T. C. EDYTHE GOLDMAN G. A. A. Board; Senior Honoi Society; Dramatics KATHRYN GIBSON A Cappella; Concert Orchestra; " Spice and Variety” JANETTE GORANOVICH RICHARD GREEN Newspaper Staff; Spanish Club; Dramatics cjCiue and c Learn , thode ELVIRA GUTIERREZ Spanish Club; Style Show; " Spice and Variety” SOPHIE HACHLICA Spanish Club; Glee Club ROSE HALASCAK Valedictorian; Senior Honor Society; Spanish Club BETTY HAMILTON Girls ' Band Vice President; G. A. A. Vice President; Constitution Committee GEORGE HANSEN Football; Basketball; Board of Control MARILYN HEJNOWSKI Annual Staff; Board of Control; Spanish Club MADELEINE HENSLEY SHEILA HILTON G. A. A.- Majorette Glee Club; Concert Orchestra; Majorette up ul corvunc youncf. liters. JAMES ICENOGLE Senior Honor Society; Dramatic Class; " Everyman” ESTHER JOHNSON Sales Staff; G. A. A.; Dramatics JANE JAGIELA Glee Club; Spanish Club SHIRLEY JONES Cheerleader; Booster Committe; Sales Staff FLORENCE JANCORIC G. A. A. Board; Annual Staff; Prom Committee dh watched them support JAMES KING JOHN KING Football; Basketball; Junior Class Treasurer JOHN KLAMO R. O. T. C. IRENE KLIMIS MARY KOLETTIS G. A. A.; " Sand and Steel” Editor; Senior Honor Society JOAN KOLODINSKI Candy Sales; Sales Staff Senior Play RAY KOMLENICH Basketball; Annual Staff; Booster Committee MARY KOPCIK G. A. A. JEAN KOSS ELIZABETH KOZAK Orchestra; Glee Club Concert Orchestra; " Spice and Variety” my team, win or lose — PAUL KUTCH Football; Annual Staff; " Spice and Variety” GERRY LEVENBERG Booster Committee; " Spice and Variety”; Junior Honor Society NIKI KYPREOS G. A. A.; Latin Club, A Cappella MICHAEL LEWANDOWSKI Latin Club BEVERLY LANE G. A. A. Board; Dramatics; A Cappella HELEN LIEBER MELVIN LIERMAN Sales Staff; G. A. A.; Class Basketball; band; Track A Cappella CUSHMAN LINEBACK RITA LYNN Senior Play; R. O. T. C.; G. A. A.; Style Show Track ALEX MARCO Dramatic Class; Cross Country; " Everyman” Page Sixty-eight Cjoocl old ydmencan o Literature VERNICE MAYES G. A. A. President; Annual Staff; Building and Grounds ELIZABETH MARTIN A Cappclla; Annual Staff; " Pinafore” unior evenm d ANGELINE MUNIZ G. A. A. Board; Masque and Gavel; Senior Honor Society GEORGE NEAGU Debate; Sophomore Play MITCHELL MUNYAS Dramatics; ' Spice and Variety”; Track LOIS NELSON Glee Club; A Cappella; Sales Staff JEROME MURAS Football; Class Basketball; Sales Staff JEANETTE NIEPOKOJ Sophomore Play; G. A. A. 1 surer; Scholarship Commit! ALMA OHMANN DONALD NIKCHEVICH Basketball; Junior Class Vice President; Board of Control EDWARD ORGON Senior Class President; Annual Staff :xam$, me ,ap L5 ouer. PAUL ORTOSKY Football; Dramatic Class; A Cappclla MADELINE PARTHUN Senior Honor Society; G. A. A. Board; Head Cheerleader CHESTER PASIUT Football; Baseball; Class Basket ball SHIRLEY PIVER WILLIAM PI.ATIS Senior Play; Boys Band; Proi SAM RANZINO Basketball; Track; Football ROBERT PREUSS Social Committee; Senior Play; Prom Committee STEPHANIE RASHEVICH A Cappella; Dramatic s; Senior Honor Society IRENE PUDLO Senior Play DOLORES REBER Salutatorian; Dramatics; Senior Honor Society DOLORES REECE G. A. A.; Sales Staff DONNA JEAN REECE Social Committe; G. A. A.; Board of Control BETTY REHTORIK G. A. A. Board; Prom Com¬ mittee; Spanish Club JERE RICHARDS G. A. A. Board; Annual Staff; Dramatics CHARLES ROBINSON Football; R. O. T. C. PATRICIA RUPERT Glee Club; Debate ALICE RYSZ Glee Club; Newspaper Staff: Scholarship Committee DELORES RYAN Newspaper Staff; G. A. A.; Sophomore Play JACK SCHAFF Football; Basketball; Senior Class ROBERT SCHEERER Class Basketball; Baseball; Track lute her, laler, or cand(e5ticl maler ? CARLEEN SCHEIDEGGER ROSE SEDITA Senior Play Sophomore Play; Glee Club; Concert Orchestra HELEN SEIBAL Annual Staff RALPH SETTLE ROBERT SHESLER Football; Track; Spanish Club R.O.T.C.; " Pinafore”; A Cappella Page Seventy-three ler emor ' S, MARGARET SULLIVAN G. A. A. Board MARY THANOS G. A. A.; A Cappclla; Annual Staff ROBERT URBAN Football Manager; Basketball; Sophomore Class Vice President ROSEMARY VALANT Latin Club; G. A. A. SYLVIA VLAP SEVASMIA VLISIDES WILLADEAN VOLK Sales Staff; G. A. A.; Spanish G. A. A. Club HENRY WEGRZYN Sophomore Treasurer; Prom Committee; Class Basketball JACK WEISSBUCH " Spice and Variety " ; Spanish Club; R.O.T.C. HELEN WELLMAN Junior Class President; Annual Staff; Board of Control Page Seventy-four at pure, » JOSEPHINE ZELENAK MILAN DAKICH ' Spice and Variety”; Cross Country; Football DOLORES REBER Salutatorian ROSE ANN HALASCSAK Valedictorian MILDRED ZIGICH Annual Staff; Spanish Club; Dramatics LEONARD KORDYS Page Seventy Boys That Left the Class of ’47 for " Uncle Sam” DEVANEY, WILLIAM DENNISON. HARRY CARSON, JAMES CHIRBY, CHARLES BARRICK, JOHN WHITE, JACK OLEJNIK, JOHN ILLINKOVICH, PETER KNEALY, CLIFFORD CALHOUN, GEORGE MARTIN, WILLIAM GANT, FRANCIS WELLMAN, WILLIAM We are grateful to — DELANEY PRINTING COMPANY GORDON STUDIO INDIANAPOLIS ENGRAVING COMPANY MR. SMITH, PHOTOGRAPHER S. K. SMITH, COMPANY also — GARY POST TRIBUNE PAUL VINCENT ' S STUDIO Page Seventy-seven □dui yj

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