Emerson High School - Emersonian Yearbook (Gary, IN)

 - Class of 1949

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7 School opens [merson 37—Elkhart 30 10 Emerson 12- Yearbook Dance 18 Emerson 1 j- —Ev; 33—Fort Wayne -Catholi 29 Annual Staff pep session 7 Cary Roosevelt 48—Emerson 42 iryVVgh Scholl Press Conference bmmittee Christmas Dance Lew Wallace 13—Ernersor journey 15—Froebel hillARY JOURNAL y 44—Washington East ' Social Committee Ha loween Dance 6 Emerson! Chicago sopel ' 40—Emerson 29 lersdfr 45—Hammond 40 Whiting 12—Emers feston Senior Fall Party East-West game Football Dance 10 x Combined Band Concert Social Committee Couple Dance Track—Conference Preliminaries S S X, MAY DAZE English Party Conference Finals ■Hobart Play and Homecoming Dance :tionals lonor Society Danas J Couple Dan e4 ' T ' ' ' 1 ' • . . ■ APRIL SHOV r l Spanish Club Dance Track—Lew Wallac Army Day ?V ? TaXon A. A Banquet D. M. S. fir T. Ball State Trick Meet 6 - r TS-T -fr ius 1 because ,rs |UNE « 4 7 Junior-Senior Prom |ue and Gavel Banquet Stunt Day Jor Stunt Day ior Farewell Dance AW ccalaurea,e ljj Senior Class Day — - A Convocation T V s, J £ r ' Sj Emerson Commencemei 24 Semester ends krU ?jd( Ua • EMERSON HIGHj(£C OOE i m Emer, The Cement between The bricks From the first blowing of the bugle to the last, through chemistry and math, band and gym, to lunch and back again, through English and finally up to music — these are the things that make the spirit live. I am that spirit, living in all of my Emers’ sons and daughters. 4 Although I haven’t been seen, I was the one who ran up the scores at my games, I ate wth my sons and daughters, and played in their band. I live in the hearts of all of them, from their first day until they walk that last mile down graduation aisle. 5 You gotta stay healthy. In every bite of food, my sons and daughters receive nourishment, for I am within their food giving them the strength that befits an Emers ' son or daughter. 6 Music is just one of my forms of extra-curricular work into which my students may fit. They find me, too, in shop, band, auditorium, art, and gym. Working, studying, and playing, these students carry on from day to day, through each week of the school year, aiming at one goal—graduation! dministration . . . page 10 lasses page 20 page 54 i® ctivities page 80 P4 chool Life page 106 n dex.page 112 9 Euier, The Major Doom Years in succession my principals and teachers come back to find me waiting. Through every stroke of their pencil, every admit they sign, I appear, remind¬ ing them that they, too, are dear old Emers’ sons. 10 Top picture: Mr. Spaulding and students entertain visitors during Education Week. Bottom picture: Mrs. Agnes Fonville, home visitor, and Miss Adeline Colkowski, nurse, give a student a hearing test. Mrs. Fonville has been Emerson’s Child Welfare Department rep¬ resentative for two years, while Miss Colkowski is new to Emerson this year. 12 Emm’s Son, Mr. S]miilriinij Yes, indeed! Emers’ son—Emers’ oldest son—and rightly so. Mr. Spaulding has been principal of Emer¬ son for thirty-six years. If that record doesn’t war¬ rant the title nothing else will. During this span of years think of all the younger sons he has seen come and go. No one will ever know the number of boys and girls who have come out of Mr. Spaulding’s office with new ambitions because of a talk with him, but everyone knows that without this man of under¬ standing, Emerson would be a pretty dismal place. Doctor Lee Gilbert, another promising son of Emer, has been assistant-principal of the high school for two years. He is also principal of the grade school and as such suffers his many headaches. In his two years at Emerson, Dr. Gilbert has shown an eagerness to help and to make improvements when necessary. Mr. Thornton Hooper was initiated to Emerson this year. His work has been new to the students and maybe some of them were a little leary of him at first. Mr. Hooper soon calmed their fears of him, though, and lost no time in acquainting himself with the students and faculty. His official title is Guidance Counselor; main job—informing students of jobs, offering advice on vocations, schools, personal prob¬ lems, or in general, assisting students in any way possible. The two office staffs have the jobs of checking and filing the school’s records and taking care of the secretarial needs of the principals. They carry out the business transactions of the school with all the expected characteristics—cheerfulness, briskness, friendliness, and thoroughness. In the high school office are Miss Maurine Link and Miss Eleanor Ellefson, who lately replaced Mrs. Dorothy Nichols. Miss Esther Shabaz and Mrs. Min¬ erva Short are the capable assistants in the grade school office. Left picture, top to bottom: Left bottom, seated: Miss Mr. E. A. Spaulding, Principal; Maurine Link. Dr. L. R. Gilbert, Assistant Standing: Mrs. Dorothy Nichols Principal; Mr. T. H. Hooper, Right bottom, seated: Mrs. Counselor. Minerva Short. Standing: Miss Esther Shabaz. Top picture, left to right: Mrs. Clara Reyher, Miss Crace Benscoter, Mrs. Cladys Pierce, Miss Roma Ander¬ son, Mrs. Elizabeth Baughn, Mr. Lawrence DeLeurere, Mrs. Irma Plum. Bottom picture, left to right: Miss Alma Lortz, Miss Marietta Monahan, Miss Hazel Crieger, Mr. James Clary, Miss Jessie Phillips, Miss Henrietta Newton, Mr. Aaron Carlberg. Em nr, Fiiunt nf LANGUAGE ARTS DEPARTMENT—Mrs. Clara Reyher: teaches Spanish, Freshman Eng¬ lish; sponsors Spanish Club, Freshman Class. Miss Crace Benscoter: teaches Freshman and Senior English; sponors Freshman Class. Mrs. Cladys Pierce: teaches Junior English; sponsors Freshman Class. Miss Roma Anderson: teaches Sophomore English; sponsors Sophomore Class Mrs. Elizabeth Baughn: Junior Library; Reg¬ ister 42; sponsors Projectors Club. Mr. Law¬ rence DeLeurere: Sophomore Class; sponsors Latin Club; teaches Latin, English. Mrs. Irma Plum: Senior Library; sponsors Freshman Class. SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT — Miss Alma Lortz: teaches Social Living; Register 43. Miss Marietta Monahan: teaches Social Living; Register 46. Miss Hazel Creiger: teaches Social Living; Register 51. Mr. James Clary: teaches Social Living; sponsors patrol boys. Miss Jessie Phillips: teaches Social Liv¬ ing; Register 38. Miss Henrietta Newton: teaches U. S. History, Civics; sponsors Senior Honor Society, Junior Class. Mr. Aaron Carl¬ berg; teaches Economics, U. S. History; spon¬ sors Senior Class, Board of Control. 14 isiliim Mini Fully SCIENCE DEPARTMENT — Miss Ruth Mar- tindale: teaches physical science; Register 44. Miss Esther Boal; teaches nature studies, ' Register 48. Mr. Floyd Flinn: teaches Chem¬ istry, Physics; sponsors Junior Class. Mi« Esther Tinsman; teaches Biology; sponspjls Senior Class. • (J MATH AND COMMERCE DEPARTMENT — Mr. Donald Connerly: teaches Algebra, Cen- Hr Ma eral Math; sponsors Sophomore Class. Mrs. Evelyn Housekeeper: teaches arithmetic; Reg¬ ister 52. Miss Minnie Talbot: teaches high school math; sponsors Sophomore Class. Miss Mabel Kelly: teaches grade school arithmetic; Register 50. Miss Violet Sipavich: teaches arithmetic; Register 37, sponsors junior Stu¬ dent Council. Miss Bernice Beeler: teaches commerce; sponsors Senior Class, Commercial Club. Miss Daisy Rowe: teaches Commerce; sponsors Commercial Club, Junior Class. Bottom picture, seated: Miss Daisy Rowe. Standing, left to right: Mr. Donald Connerly, Mrs. Evelyn Housekeeper, Miss Minnie Talbot. Miss Mabel Keller, Miss Violet Sipavich, Miss Bernice Beeler. Top picture, left to right: Mrs. Bertha Jessee, Mrs. Christine Hayes, Mrs. Margaret Madel, Miss Clara Nilsson, Mr. Henry Rowland. Emer, Huth IinpatiRiit FINE AND INDUSTRIAL ARTS—Mrs. Bertha Jessee: teaches high school sewing: sponsors Junior Class. Mrs. Christine Hayes: teaches cooking; manages school cafeteria. Mrs. Mar¬ garet Madel: teaches art; Register 49, spon¬ sors school annual. Miss Clara Nilsson: teaches grade school sewing; Register 41, Junior Honor Society. Mr. Henry Rowland: teaches me¬ chanical drawing; sponsors Sophomore Class. Bottom picture, left to right: Mr. Arthur Mowbray, Mr. George Wirt, Mr. Russell Adams, Mr. Francis Carriot, Mr. Charles Rogers. SHOP DEPARTMENT — Mr. Arthur Mow¬ bray: teaches woodshop; sponsor Sophomore Class. Mr. George Wirt: teaches machine shop; sponsors Sophomore class. Mr. Russell Adams: teaches Technical Classes; principal Shop; sponsors Freshman Class. Mr. Charles Rogers: teaches Foundry; sponsors Senior Class. 16 Ami Understanding AUDITORIUM DEPARTMENT. Miss Hazel Harrison: heads Auditorium Department; sponsors Senior class. Miss Grace Sayers: teaches vocal music, directs A Cappella and Glee Club; sponsors Senior class, Prom Com¬ mittee. Miss Melba Cromer: teaches vocal music, directs Junior choir; Register 45. Mrs. Gertrude Palmer: teaches Speech, directs Sen¬ ior Dramatics class, Senior Play; sponsors Jun¬ ior class. Miss Gladys Ekeberg: teaches Speech, directs Debate team, Junior Play; sponsors Freshman class. GYM. AND D. M. S. T. DEPARTMENT. Miss Gertrude Reynolds: teaches high school Physical Education; sponsors G. A. A., Junior class. Coach Bill Klug: teaches Physical Edu¬ cation, Basketball; sponsors Freshman class. Miss Arline Heimburg: teaches grade school Physical Education. Sgt. John Harris: teaches D. M. S. T. Coach Harold Connelly: teaches Physical Education, Track; sponsors Senior class. Sgt. Steve Savanovic: teaches D. M. S. T. Coach Art Rolfe: teaches Physical Edu¬ cation, Football, Baseball; sponsors Junior class. Top picture, left to right: Miss Hazel Harrison, Miss Crace Sayers, Miss Melba Cromer, Mrs. Gertrude Palmer, Miss Gladys Ekeberg. Bottom picture, left to right: Miss Gertrude Reynolds, Coach Bill Klug, Miss Arline Heimburg, Sgt. John Harris, Coach Harold Connelly, Sgf. ' SteVe Savanovic,-Coach Art Rolfe. ' Emer’s fiurkbune, Board of Contrnl President Deno Kottaridis governed the Board of Control with the aid of its sponsor, Mr. Carlberg. This board, in turn, led the student body during the year. Primarily, how¬ ever, the Board originates within the students. They are the ones who determine who is placed on this body. Class presidents, com¬ mittee chairmen, and two representatives from each class all voice their problems freely and without restraint. This form of student government has three vital committees: So¬ cial Committee, Booster Committee, and Building and Grounds Committee. These committees’ duties vary, but they carry on the main work of the Board of Control. Standing: Deno Kottaridis. Seated, left to right, clockwise: Dave Sartoris, Marion Elia, Violet Ranzino, Dick Carrabine, Jim Kirksey, John Sargis, Ziggie Niepokoj, Hank Dzienslaw, Leroy Hurd- low, Betty Dawson, Pat Hall, Kate Egan, Marilyn Sayles, Terry Flynn, Ray Francis, John Scheerer. The Social Committee this year provided a program filled with variety. Barn-dances broke up the monotony of previous years, and or¬ ganized bands were introduced to Emer’s so¬ cial whirl; the selection of records was up to par, and the stand-by Wednesday night dances were well attended. Tuesday morn¬ ings marked this committees’ meeting days and all jobs were taken care of in the time allotted for register meeting. Chairman and sponsor alike, Pat Hall and Miss Reynolds, can be proud of themselves. Ruby Kottaridis was chairman of the Booster Committee for ’49. She and her staff were assigned the tremendous job of boosting all school affairs—sports events, dances, or come what may. Any shy or reticent person would surely have been unsafe if his fate had been determined by the Booster Committee, for they called for noise—at the right time, of course. The task of the Building and Grounds Committee is no snap either. Their purpose is to keep the halls and grounds free of refuse. In the event the students get careless, this committee should remind them of it, and show how to keep the halls clean. Not only did this committee attempt to fill their obliga¬ tions concerning clean halls, but they also had charge of hall guards. Hank Dzienslaw was head clean-up man this year; Miss Ban was committee sponsor. SOCIAL COMMITTEE Front row, left to right: Deno Kottaridis, Sue Sayles, Pat Hall, Dave Sartoris. Back row, left to right: Tom Mercer, Marge Beard, Bill Young, Sue Lowe. BOOSTER COMMITTEE C I o ck - w i s e from lower right: John Sargis, Lois Wellman, Jo Ann Cox, Doris Davis, Cladys Chorak, John Kish, Violet Ranzino, Cathy Creen, Ruby Kottaridis, Joan Wellman, Don Sm Anna Kehayia, Olga kapa, Nick Curgevich, Jackie Cootee. Center: Joyce Klein, Mr. Hooper. BUILDINC AND GROUNDS COMMITTEE Left to right: Joan Sacketos, Tom Combs, Hank Dzien- slaw, Mary Anne Plunkett. 19 limin ' , till! Stmlimt Coping with problems of exams, dates, and money, Emers’ sons pull through. They start as Freshmen, working, studying, playing, and they leave as proud old Emers’ sons—and after these there shall be others, but I will remain. 21 SHOP CLASS GRADUATES Left to right: Mr. Russell Adams, Pdmund Nadolski, Edward Moffatt, lames Mitchell, Bill Jackson, Ron¬ ald Townley. APPRENTICES pouring metal into a mold while apprentices look 22 FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS Seated: Terry Flynn, presi¬ dent. Standing, left to right: Bob Cherry, secretary: Juanita Calhoun, girls’ treasurer; George Childs, boys’ treas¬ urer; Jack Hall, vice-presi¬ dent. FRESHMAN CLASS SPONSORS Seated, left to right: Mr. Carriot, Mrs. Plum, Miss Ekeberg. Mr. Rowland, Coach Klug, Miss Benscoter, Mrs. Reyher, Mrs. Pierce. Frosh Learn Rules Frnm Finer Freshman memories short but sweet. . . . First day of high school—new teachers. . . . Class elections—Flynn triumphant. . . . Class meeting. ... Requesting freshman dances. .... Granting of request—Tuesday night dances — huge turnouts. . . . Freshmen’s “Peter and the Wolf” scoring in Spice. . . . City’s co-champs in football. . . . Treasurers keeping busy with dollar dues. . . . First semester ending. . . . Plays opening second semester. . . . Algebra worries still persist¬ ing. . . . Feature event—Freshman Frolic. . . . Freshmen girls turning “sailors.” . . . Receiving first annual. 23 308 MRS. PIERCE Front row, left to right: B. Jones, P. Turner, B. McHenry, D. Tolley, J. Morley, P. Jurdzy, D. Sical, A. Rosoff, N. Za- harias, R. Plenus, B. Traker, B. Suarez, A. Lennon. Second row, left to right: K. Shirley, L. Lis, B. Wickham, J. Thanos, D. Previs, C. Lorandos, E. Vician, C. Tarnowski, C. Ko- menda, L. Spears, D. Somers, E. Stypula, Mrs. Pierce. Third row, left to right: S. Starzynski, R. Mc¬ Pherson, D. Onofrey, T. Smelko, B. Stella, P. Spencer, R. Thomas, E. Onofrey, C. Malast, D. C. Trainer. 309 MISS EKEBERC Kneeling, front row, left to right: P. Jurdzy, Gasper, B. Culbreth, S. Bentley, R. Lucas, A. Franke, J. Gootee, M. Elia, C. Christensen, A. Amabile, J. Galloway. Second row, left to right: M. Jatczak, H. Gulledge, A. Christakis, E. Diehl, L. Harlow, C. Babacz, L. Emershy, P. Depanion, J. Bianchini, C. Bavdek, S. A. Huff, F. Craynak, Miss Eke- foerg. Third row, left to right: C. Hammers, E. Cato, R. Coverstone, H. Cowen, J. Cobbler, L. aLch, D. Johnson. 306 MRS. PLUM Front row, left to right: M. Demo, W. Brown, J. Carew. R. Hall, D. Hall, T. Franke, K. En- derlin, J . F r i e I , B . Brown, A. Friedman. Second row. left to right: D. Dwyer, B. Chirby, L. Brown, G. Clark, L. Charnetsky, J. Hall, A. Collins, M. Finton, T. Flynn, Mrs. Plum. Third row, left to right: R. Huk, G. Childs, E. Brown, D. Bittner, D. Chulibrk, B. Cherry, B. .Cherry, L. Harter, R. Francis. 24 211 MRS. REYHER Front row, left to right: Jean ®- Wilrnor«t- Char¬ lotte Vestal, Mary Traina, Marjorie Rog¬ ers, Marilyn Zielinski Valerie Metz, Mary Ann Rup rt. Sa Runion, Sue Nell Owen, Joyce Potts. Second row, left to right: Mrs. Reyher, Rosette Ringas, Mary Martinez, Sue Sayles, Barbara Schultz, Elea¬ nor Ogiego, Joan Potts, Betty Reid, Donna Woolridgg. i Third row, left to right: Phyllis Osika, Barbara Phelps, Barbara Reed, Elnora Wilburn, Doro¬ thy Wiler, Cay Stafford, Martha McDowell, Jean Vigna. 313 MISS BENSCOTER Front row, left to right: Michael Schwartzen- berger, Steve Kovich, Sheldon Cohan, Ken¬ neth Cutler, Brent Car¬ penter, Andy Svantner, Richard Metrakis, John ' McEwan, Cordon Vrti- kapa, Dick Chirby. Second row, left right: Craig Downey Calvin Leach, Ted Lem part, Dan O’Connell, Steve C i a n a p o I i s , Charles Boque, BoB Wallace, Harry Davies,, Bob Locke, Ted Karras, y- Miss Benscoter. Third row, left to right: Alex Buring, Clyde Brochman, Frank Clif¬ ton, Charles Selby, Bill Young, Dan Sark, John Daras, Larry Cox, Ji Valant, Russell Ht 40» MR. ROWLAND FroijiArow, left to right: BettyA Conway, Carol Smitlv»Joyce Newbaum, Christine Bikos, Joan T idwell, Carmen Fortes, Clara Minelli. Second row, left to right: Wanda Dunlap, Nancy McNeice, Shir¬ ley Sides, Mary Sharp, Wilma Symons, Mil¬ dred Solon, Helen Ivancevich, Mary Lou Leiva. Third row, left to right: Julia Cockrill, Nancy Hostetter, Juanita Cal¬ houn, Mr. Rowland, Mary Crowe, Gertrude Karczewski, Grace Roades. 25 SOPHOMORE OFFICERS Seated: Ziggie Niepokoj, president. Standing, left to right: Marge Beard, girls’ treasur¬ er; Nick Curgevich, boys’ treasurer; Don Cunnett, secretary; Eugene Carrabine, vice-president. SOPHOMORE SPONSORS Seated, left to right: Mr. De Leurere, Miss Talbot, Miss Andersen, Miss Rowe, Mr. Connerly. Emer And SnpliDinnrns Plan Hop Sophomores won’t forget. . . . First day, less “green” than last year. . . . Ziggie heading the class. . . . Geometry getting tougher and tougher. . . . Miss Sipavich speaking at class meeting. . . . Class paying dues of seventy-five cents. . . . Class presi¬ dent becoming basketball wonder. . . . Soph¬ omore Hop on February 1 1—hearts decorat¬ ing the gym. , . . Class officers leading the way. . . . Freshmen and Sophomores joining forces—Elmer and Sitting Tonight, big hits. . . . Class finding motto, “Live and Learn,” holds true. 26 304 MISS ANDERSON Front row, left to right: Bettie Jenkins, Rosalie Carson, LaVerne Klip- pel, Catherine Meyers, Shirley O ' Laughlin, Donna Blackwell, Mary Second row, left to right: Mae Linkowski, Marlene Chrisman, Mary Frances Zucco, Norma Freeman, Char- lolle Ciley, Ella Mae Betts, Donna Wiser, Theresa Wainman, Roberta Lang, Mary Piscione. Third row, left to right: Barbara Yuracin, Mar¬ garet Hyndman, Jean Hardy, Lois Wellman, Clara Zarakas, Lucia Barnes, Helen Platis, Sophie Sisamis, Violet Ranzino, Sue Dorl, Sue Cole, Judy Creenwald, Ann Cirajewski, Miss Anderson. Fourth row, left to right: Phyllis Mason, Lois Pfile, Helena Ma- last, Evelyn Kaprak, Wilma Fletcher, Marge Beard, Nancy Prasco, Adrienne Micknik, Martha Garner, Dor¬ othy Stevenson, Shirley Ridley. 206 MISS TALBOT Front row, left to right: Jerry Wilson, Tom Tay- ler, Jerry Laws, Dick Conroy, Jerry Copeland, James Ward, Eugene Godfrey, Dave McCor- kle. Second row, left to right: Bob Richardson, Bill Roytan, John Su- lich, Don Classon, Charles Kincaid, Sam Bellafiore, Eugene Car- rabine, Tom Calloway, Joe Settle. Third row, left to right: John White, Ben Toth, Tom Somers, Bernard Bubma n, Charles Beck¬ er, Tom Motta, James Dziewicki, Ted Charle- bois, Bob Klein, Harold Lamb, Miss Talbot. Fourth row, left to right: Albert Messock, Leslie Davies, John Malama- tos, Heith Binkley, Art McCosh, Jim Johnson, JimGarft, Art Evdokiou, M o n c h i I I Dakich, Charles Burger, Henry Hatch. 103 MR. CONNERLY Front row, left to right: Donald Coleman, Irwin Frailey, Guy Vitucci, Don Cartner, Bob Hall, John Arlet, Alex Sigler, Edward Bajgrowicz. Second row, left to right: Charles Gant, Tom Chandler, Bob Dotlich, Larry Thrash¬ er, Ralph Bassett, Man¬ uel Vaporis, James Ky- preos, Lee Christakis, James Cagiantas, Mr. Connerly. Third row, left to right: Sam Evanovich, Alvin Goldstein, Henry Thomas, Don Nemtuda, Don G u n n e 11, Nick Gurgevich, Richard So- wards, Ziggie Niepokoj, •Steve Vician, Pete Tsi- kouris. 123 MISS ROWE Front row, left to right: Eleanor Babagan, Sally Jones, Vera Lucas, Vic¬ toria Malamatos, Jean Doane. Second row, left to right: Miss Rowe, Pat Soutsas, Mary Karas, Dolores Cole, Christine Funtakis, Mary Doumis, Barbara Borter, Jean Hampton. Third row, left to right: Ermyle Johnson, Marie Werhowatz, Dolores Bozich, Marie Horbo- retz, Florence Kofter, Sally Henderson, Kath¬ ryn Pavicic, Betty An¬ derson. 28 JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS Seated: John Scheerer, presi¬ dent. Standing, left to right: Joan Wellman, girls’ treasurer; George Galoozis, secretary; Dave Sartoris, vice-presi¬ dent; Vange Angelos, boys’ treasurer. JUNIOR CLASS SPONSORS Seated, left to right: Miss Newton, Mrs. Jessee, Mr. Flinn, Miss Ban, Miss Cromer. Standing, left to right: Mrs. Palmer, Miss Golkowski, Coach Rolfe. Emer llimils . , ii:i!|ilii: Tu Juniors The Juniors will remember. . . . First day as upperclassmen. , . . Pep sessions, bon¬ fires, football. . . . Wild “Scarecrow Swing,” . Thanksgiving. . . . Scheerer presiding at class meeting. . . . Raising of dues to one dollar. . . . Finals as semester ends. . . . Class rings eagerly received. . . . Headaches 29 of the Junior Psychological Test. . . . Junior play chosen and cast. . , . Hopeful expecta¬ tions precede Great Expectations. . . . U S. History still a worry. . . . First prom. . . . Commencement. . . . Finally reaching their goal. . . . Seniors now! 207 MISS NEWTON Front row, left to right: C. McReynolds, B. Mc¬ Pherson, T. Piatek, D. Sartoris, D. Smith. Second row, left to right: S. Nasiatka, V. Sartoris, J. Santelik, M. McGuire, J. Palmeri, Miss Newton. Third row, left to right: J. Rupp, M. Robinson, T. Mercer, L. Dendz, K. Mosier. Fourth row, left to right: V. Prasco, B. Skinner, R. Ward, B. Mitchell, A. Shipley, J. Platis. 322 MRS. PALMER Front row, left to right: F. Villanueva, M. Sayles, J. Reo, J. Wellman, J. Shotts, G. Valenti. Second row, left to right: P. Smith, T. Vlisides, J. Vokurka, E. Orgon, J. Stanton, S. Wheeler, N. Vlamos, Mrs. Palmer. Third row, left to right: M. Ranzino, M. Ogiego, T. Polak, M. Nepsha, M. Ratkay, K. Trakas, D. Rudine, E. Rospierski. Fourth row, left to right: G. Rogers, N. Schultz, ). Plenus, D. Stefanelli, M. Warren, J. Strasburg, S. Tim¬ merman, B. Siebenhaar, L. Short. 209 MR. FLINN Front row, left to right: B. Drysdale, M. Vidal, 9. Jackson, D. Brown, R. Hutton, 9. Zieba, J. Elliott. Second row, left to right: M. Krueger, G. Evdokiou, M. Solon, R. Elwood, G. Talias, C. Galoozis. Third row, left to right: B. Tompkins, J. Deme- trakio, |. Kuzma, V. Angelos, J. Vas. Fourth row, left to right: C. Steinke, A. Fink, M. Prokop, M. Edwards, T. Combs, J. Scheerer. Fifth row, left to right: A. Camphony, ). Booh- er, T. Petrakos, M. Cieskiewicz. D. Wood¬ ring, Mr. Flinn. Sixth row, left to right: R. Dorulla, V. Mrzlak, C. Murphy. 30 Enmr fit11111111 1 1 [In Juninr Ti st Day Oh, my aching head! These words were heard again and again from the lips of tired juniors. Every year this class has a difficult task before it. The assignment which brings such lamenting is the annual psychological test prepared by the American Council of Education. The primary purpose of the test is to determine one’s capacity to learn; it is not a ques¬ tion of how much one already knows, but rather a test of ability to think through new situations. Emers’ son and daughters have come through all right year after year, with this class no exception. Why this test is given in the junior year may puzzle many people. Reason—so that faculty members may better prepare students for the future during their last year in high school. 127 MISS BAN Front row, left to right: Pete Halkias, George Der- ner, Paulino Coy, John Ker- steff, Ted Hansen, Miss Ban. Second row, left to right: Nick Franke, Jim Devaney, Bill Duhnovsky, Nick Beleff, Jim Flynn. Third row, left to right: Richard Jackson, Nick Christ, Huston Binkley, James Bod¬ nar, Dave Brugos, Ronald Causvik. Fourth row, left to right: Bill Lautenbach, Jim Lier- man, Don De Fore, David Frank, James Kirksey, Joe Cook, Cuy Janssen. 109 MRS. JESSEE Front row, left to right: Joyce Holmes, Julie Kane, Catherine Green, Anne Ke- hayia, Mary Huber, Dolores Dunsworth. Second row, left to right: Despina Christakis, Barbara Bock, Martha Kraft, Mary Kachis, Lillian Kaplar, Mary Ann Morley. Third row, left to right: Mrs. Jessee, Helen Malham, Sherrie Lau, Mary Miccichi, Mary Dayton, Theresa Le- lak, Dorothy Hardy. Fourth row, left to right: Beverly Hostetter, Jo Ann Cox, Carole Konz, Sue Lowe, Shirley Babi I la. Betty Lieber, Mary Kottaridis. SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS Seated: Richard Carrabine, president. Standing, left to right: Mike Olejnik, boys’ treasurer; Henry Dzienslaw, secretary; Virginia Wolff, vice-presi¬ dent; Josephine Miccichi, girls ' treasurer. " H. SENIOR CLASS SPONSORS Seated, left to right: Mr. Connelly, Miss Harrison, Miss Beeler, Miss Sayers, Miss Tinsman. Standing: Mr. Carlberg. Emer Dims Tim Cap And Giiwii Last year. . . . Same faces in register meeting. . . . Fall dance. . . . Class meet¬ ing being conducted by Carrabine. . . . Total agreement on dues (?). . . . Football stal¬ warts winning city. . . . Ruby Kottaridis— new football queen. . . . Mary Ranzino and Theresa Manista attendants. . , , Yearbook dance-voting for personalities. . . . Christ¬ mas Pageant. . . . Joan Brown queen at Bas¬ ketball Dance. . . . Gladys Chorak and Betty Dawson attendants to queen. ... I Remem¬ ber Mama being chosen Senior play. . Senior play reviewed enthusiastically. . . Homecoming Dance following. , . , Bac¬ calaureate and Commencement winding up final year. 3 ?. CALLY ALEVROFAS Annual Staff; A Cappeila; Senior Honor Society CLARA ATLAS Junior, Senior Honor Society; A Cappeila; Junior Play BETTY ANDERSON Glee Club; Commence¬ ment Committee BUD BAILEY Track; Class Basketball; Convocation Committee MARTY AZNAR Football; Class Basketball; Spice Variety GEORGE BATALIS Baseball; Spanish Club; Announcements and Invitations Committee CLASS UF GILBERT BARNES A Cappeila; Latin Club; Senior Honor Society 1949 BEVERLY BENSON Spanish Club; Glee Club; Spice Variety 33 MARGARET BERTA Senior Dramatics; G. A. A.; A Capped JOAN BROWN G. A. A. Board; Commer¬ cial Club; Spice Cr Variety LEONARD BORTER Annual Staff; Newspaper Staff; Football RICHARD BROWN DANIEL CAMPLESE Football; Basketball; Baseball ROBERT CHARLEBOIS Sales Staff; Senior Dramatics; Sophomore, Junior Plays RICHARD CARRABINE President, Senior Class; Senior Dramatics; Annual Staff 34 DESPINA CHRISTAKIS Masque Gavel; Sophomore, Junior Plays; Senior Dramatics GLADYS CHORAK Cheerleader; Booster Committee; G. A. A. Board JAMES COLLERAN Sophomore Play; Spice Variety; Latin Club DIANE COLE G. A. A. Board; A Cappella; Spanish Club LLA!i!i III 194!) MARIE CLARK Concert Orchestra; Senior Dramatics; A Cappella MERILOU COULEHAN Society Editor, ' Golden Gazette; Junior Play; Spice Variety FRANKIE CONNORS Sophomore Play; Sales Staff; G. A. A. Treasurer BETTY DAWSON C. A. A. Board; Board of Control; A Cappella RAY DORULLA Football DORIS DAVIS DELORES DEMONJA Booster Committee; Sophomore, Junior Plays; C. A. A. MOLLY DZIEWICKI Newspaper Staff; Commercial Club; Commencement Committee Junior Play Committee KATHLEEN ECAN C. A. A. President; Board of Control; Class Pictures Committee HENRY DZIENSLAW Football; Basketball; Baseball EUNICE EDDY Sales Staff; A Cappella; Junior Play Committee 36 ELEANOR ELLEFSON Senior Hosor Society; Commercial Club; Newspaper Staff JACKIE EVANS C. A. A. Vice-President; Newspaper Staff; Senior Honor Society NORMAN FLANECAN Football; A Cappella; Class Basketball DORA MAE FOX C. A. A.; Newspaper Staff; Commercial Club CUS CALANOS Football; Spice Variety; Christmas Pageant LLASIi DF 1349 DENNIS GATELY Baseball; Track; Sophomore Play ROGER GILL Football; Basketball; Baseball EVELYN GALKA G. A. A. Board; Prom Committee; Spice Variety ELISE GAUTHIER Spice Variety; A Cappella; Orchestra DOLORES GURSKY Band; G. A. A.; Latin Club PAT HALL Social Committee Chairman; Board of Control; Newspaper Staff DOLORES GOLUB ICK Spice Variety; G. A. A.; Junior Honor Society DAVID GRAND Track; Cross-Country; Spanish Club CHARLOTTE HEISTAND C. A. A.; Commercial Club; Senior Play and Homecoming Committee SHEILA HENDERSON Commercial Club BARBARA HAYDEN Spanish Club; A Cappella; Glee Club JACK HENDERSON Track; Cross-Country; Gift Committee MIKE IRZYK Cross-Country; Football; Auto Shop DOROTHY JAGIELA A Cappella; Junior Play; Sophomore Play LEROY HURDLOW Junior, Senior Honor Society; President, Sophomore Class; Board of Control ELMER JACKSON Football; Sales Staff LLASS UF 1949 39 TOM JOSIVOFF Junior, Senior Honor Society; Football; Basketball JOHN JATCZAK Football; Gift Committee ELAINE KAPLAN Vice-President, Commer¬ cial Club; C. A. A. Board; Newspaper Staff LOUIS KAMPOURIS Concert Orchestra; Junior, Senior Honor Society; Debate Team JOHN KISH Annual Staff; Cheerleader; Track JOYCE KLEIN Cheerleader; C. A. A. Board; Newspaper Staff id; Orchestr; Head Cheerleader; C.A.A. Secretary; Booster Committee Chairman DENO KOTTARIDIS Football; Baseball; Basketball ROBERT KUZMA Football; Gift Committee SAM LA RUSSA Convocation Committee WALTER LANDIS Business Manager, Golden Gazette; Board of Control; Junior Pl ay SPIRO LEMAKIS Spice Variety; Football; A Cappella PATRICIA LUCAS G. A. A. Sports Co-ordinator; Assistant Editor, Annual Staff; Senior Play and Homecoming Committee CLASS III 1949 THERESA MANISTA A Cappella; C. A. A.; Commercial Club MARILYN MCCOSH Commercial Club; Newspaper Staff; Project Committee FAY MANOS Spice Variety; Glee Club; Commercial Club VELMA MELTON Head Majorette; Boys’ Band Officer; Spice Variety ROBERT MAYHEW String Ensemble; A Cappella; Orchestra STEVE MILLICK Football; Track; Cross-Country JOSEPHINE MICCICHE Treasurer, Senior Class; A Cappella; French Club THOMAS MOR LEY Senior Dramatics; Cross-Country; Orchestra IRENE NEPSHA Spanish Club; C. A. A.; Project Committee EUGENE MURAIDA Football; Track; Cross-Country HELEN NICKOVICH President, Glee Club; A Cappella; Spice Variety GEORGE MURAS Rifle Team; Stage Hand; Band LEONARD NIEPOKO] Track; Cross-Country; Class Basketball LL lSIi IIK 1949 GWENNETH PALMER EDWARD PEVERELLE A Cappella; Glee Club; Spice Gr Variety TONY OTTOMANELLI Spice Variety; Christmas Pageant; Class Basketball FIFI PETRAKOS Pageant; Class Basketball Booster Committee; Reserve Cheerleader; G. A. A. JOAN O’NEILL G. A. A.; Commercial Club; Newspaper Staff MICHAEL OLEJNIK Basketball; Latin Club; Vice-President, Junior Class KATHLEEN OATES Spanish Club; Gift Committee MARY NOBILE A Cappella; Spice Variety; Commercial Club 44 MARY ANNE PLUNKETT Salutatorian; Annual Staff; G. A. A. MARY RANZINO G. A. A. Board; A Cappella; Sophomore Play DORRIS PICHITINO President, A Cappella; C. A. A.; Commercial Club VELIA RODRIGUEZ Senior Dramatics; Junior, Senior Honor Society; G. A. A. PATRICIA POTTS Band; Secretary, Latin Club; A Cappella SUE ROSS President, Commercial Club; Newspaper Staff; Senior Dramatics JOAN RENDZ A Cappella; Senior Honor Society; G. A. A. JOE ROGERS Football; Basketball; Baseball FLASS UF 1949 45 JOAN SACKETOS C. A. A. Board; Business Manager, Annual Staff; Senior Honor Society JOHN SARGIS Board of Control; Booster Committee; Class Day Committee SHIRLEY SHORT Senior Honor Society; C. A. A.; Newspaper Staff GEORGE SHEFFER Cross-Country; Class Basketball; Baccalaureate Committee JUDY SCHROEDER C. A. A.; Senior Honor Society; Senior Dramatics DANNY ROTENBERG Valedictorian; Editor, Golden Gazette; President, Junior, Senior Honor Society DON SMITH Track; Cross-Country; Booster Coommittee RICHARD SMITH Band; Pep Band DOYLE SHOUP Track; Cross-Country; Spanish Club JOY STAFFORD President, Girls’ Band; Spice Variety; Junior Play Committee PATRICIA SMITH Senior Dramatics; Sophomore Play; G. A. A. DOROTHY SULLIVAN G. A. A.; Commercial Club; Newspaper Staff DELORES SPANN Treasurer, Freshman Class; Junior Honor Society; Annual Staff CHARLES STOCKSTILL Spice Variety; A Cappella; “Mikado” LLASS UF 1949 47 BILL THEODORIS Football; Basketball; Baseball RICHARD TIDWELL Annual Staff; Spice Variety; Junior Honor Society DONNA TARAILO JUNE TOTTEN Spanish Club; Project Committee JUANITA THOMAS Spanish Club; Newspaper Staff; C. A. A. MANOLY TRAYCOFF Football; Track; A Cappella BOB TOMPKINS KATHRYN TRAKAS C. A. A.; Glee Club; Convocation Committee 48 CLASS IIF 134!) MARCELLINO VILLANUEVA Cross-Country; Track; Stage Hand BEVERLY UNROE Glee Club; Spice Variety DONALD VAUGHN Band Officer; Orchestra Officer; “Mikado” -7% - C PATRICIA wainmXbp- . A Cappella; Glee Club; Double Trio JEANNE VANCE Spice Variety; G. A. A.; A Cappella JOHN VAS FRANCES VILLANUEVA G. A. A.; Girls’ Band; Concert Band MARY WELLMAN President, Junior Class; Annual Staff; C. A. A. Board MARY ZAHARIAS President, Projection Club; Spice Variety; Glee Club DOROTHY WARSHAL A Cappella; Glee Club; Spice Variety VIRGINIA WOLFF Vice-President, Senior Class Annual Staff Editor; Senior Dramatics ALICE ZAVISLAK Sophomore, Junior Play; Newspaper Staff; Spice Variety 50 SENIOH PEH Left column, top to bottom: VIRCINIA WOLFF, “Ginny.” The Editor of the Annual Staff, Full of fun and ready to laugh. WALTER LANDIS. “Doc. ' ’ Jokeful, overflowing with mirth, He’s the cause of “Doc’s Dope’s " birth. MARY WELLMAN, " Liz.” A sweet girl, a cute little blond. One of whom everyone is fond. DENO KOTTARIDIS, " Deno.” They call Deno a " Golden Creek, " With a personality that’s hard to beat. MARY RANZINO, " Ranzino.” A charming girl, full of advice, To him or her—she’s very nice. HENRY DZIENSLAW. " Hank.” An all around boy with everyone, Boisterous, but so much fun. Right column, top to bottom: RUBY KOTTARIDIS, " Bube.” Full of fun, and full of pep, A cheerleader that’s really hep. MARTIN AZNAR, “Marty.” With a smile so big, and teeth so white, Every girl just stares when he’s in sight. JACQUELINE EVANS, “Jackie.” Pretty hair and pretty eyes, A charming smile, full of surprise. |ACK HENDERSON. “Slim.” Tall and slim, a fascinating dancer, One who always has an answer. 50MLITIES Left column, top to bottom: |OAN SACKETOS, “Sacky.” A true personality—she ' s very A wonderful girl, and oh, so |OHN SARGIS, “Sarg Dark hair and a booming voice, At the top of the list—everyone’s choice. EVELYN CALKA, “Galka.’’ A wonderful girl, so pert, so alive, Ready to come back with a dig LEROY HURDLOW, “Hurd.” Each of his answers is always right, An interesting boy—so very bright. Right column, top to bottom: )OAN BROWN, ’Brownie.” Such a cute smile, such pretty hair, Such big blue eyes with an innocent stare. DAN ROTENBERG: “Danny.” Danny, a true historiai ' ‘ MedicrOrian. Turned c PATTI LUCAS, " Lulu. " What nice dimples, what n She’s tops in sports and everywhere. RICHARD CARRABINE, " Dick. " He’s got a way with every lass, The President of the Senior Class. KATHLEEN EGAN, " Egan. " A joyful girl in every way, She’s President of C. A. A. DANIEL CAMPLESE. " Bobo. " A very nice boy—he’s so much fun, His comic antics attract everyone. Emiir, tin; Norseman My interests in sports vary from basket¬ ball to track, swimming to tennis; each for the betterment of my life and health. In all sports I play fair, making all who belong to my school proud old Emers’ sons. 54 Well Trained, Gnnd Seasun The group as a whole this year made a pretty good showing. The varsity lost two games this season, the reserves lost three, and the freshmen, like the varsity, shared city champs honors with Roosevelt of Cary. After the season was over, the football team had three banquets. The first was sponsored by the Cary Works Division of Carnegie Illinois Steel Cor¬ poration. Stu Holcomb, the line coach of Pur¬ due, was the main speaker. He gave a little outline of the games that his team played. The second banquet was held in honor of Roosevelt and Emerson, the co-champs of Gary. It was sponsored by the Cary Business Men’s Association. A former linesman of the Chicago Bears added a very lively touch to the program with his interpretation of present day football. The last dinner was held in the Emerson Cafeteria, where letters were awarded to the members of the squad. A very familiar face was seen at this banquet; it was Dr. Daunches, a former All American end and a present day bone specialist. Coach Rolfe gave a brief summary of each game after dinner and then the rest of the guests were requested to say a few words. Lnyal Reserve Tnrnailn The reserves with the help of Coach Con¬ nelly turned in a fair season with four wins and three losses. Two of the losses were to Tolleston and one to Froebel. The teams that lost to Emerson reserves were Lew Wallace, Horace Mann, Merrillville, and Gary Edison. FOOTBALL SQUAD Above, sitting on ground: Pujo, Klein. Front row, left to right: Dorulla, Evdokiou, Settle, Beleff, Jackson, Traycoff, Kottaridis, Gill, Camplese, Nemtuda, Rogers, Kuzma, Josivoff, Borter, Prokop, Muriada. Second row, left to right: Kuzma, Mgr., Galanos, Dzien- slaw, Roytan, Mercer, Gunnett, Bodnar, Calloway, Combs, Carrabine, Cieskiewicz, Lierman, Platis, Vidal, Kirksey, Niepokoj. Third row, left to right: Hansen, Yugo, Duhnovsky, Stef- anelli, Bellafiore, Ward, Evdokiou, Sigler, Sowards, Malamatos, Christakis, Demetrakis, Johnson, Jones, Theo- doris, Coach Rolfe. Fourth row, left to right: Jatczak, Motta, Gianapoulos, Charlebois, Lembalt, Dotlich, Cook, McCorkle, Lamb, Tayler, Evanovich, Vaporis, Skinner, Cherry, Francis, Tolley, Coach Connelly. Fifth row, left to right: Selby, Heistand, Hatch, Vitucci, Thanos, Trainer, Suarez, Locke, Karras, Buring, Flynn, McPherson, Franke, Previs, Carew, Coach Klug. Standing, left to right: Finton, Charnetzsky, Bassett, Dwyer, McEwan, Hall, Onofrey, Young, Stella, Brown, Chulibrk, Enderlin, Onofrey, Huck, Brown, Brown. RESERVE SQUAD Above right, front row, left to right: S. Gianapoulos, T. Tayler, J. Ward, S. Bellafiore, S. Evanovich, A. Evdokiou, J. Johnson, M. Vaporis, Coach Kliug. Second row, left to right: J. Jatczak, J. Cook, J. Mala¬ matos, C. Vitucci, T. Charlebois, T. Lempart, R. Sowards, A. Sigler, L. Christakis, B. Dotlich. Third row, left to right: T. Hansen, T. Motta, R. Hei¬ stand, H. Hatch, B. Skinner, J. Demetrakis, C. Selby, H. Lamb, D. McCorkle, A. Yugo, B. Duhnovsky. The reserves were also scheduled to play Roosevelt of Cary. This would have been their last game of the year, but it was called be¬ cause of rain. The reserve games were played in the morning on Saturdays. Although Coach Connelly took charge of the boys during the week, Coach Rolfe went with the reserves to the games to see how they were getting along for next year. The reserves appointed among themselves, at each game, a captain to lead them and make decisions. 56 Freshmun, Cn-champs The freshman football team and Coach Klug measured up to the varsity this season. They knew little about the game to begin with, but they realized that hard work pays off. The young Norsemen lost only one game, to Froebel, and tied with Cary Roosevelt for city champs. The games that were won by them were Tolleston 7-0, Lew Wallace 6-0, East Chicago Roosevelt 28-0, and Horace Mann 26-7. The big thrill of the year was the Horace Mann game. In the first quarter Emerson was losing 7-0, but during the second quarter they broke loose to score twice, they FRESHMAN SQUAD Bottom picture, front row, left to right: L. Brown, R. Mc¬ Pherson, D. Dwyer, M. Finton, B. Jones, K. Bassett, J. McEwan, B. Brown, R. Huck, J. Carew. Second row, left to right: B. Stella, D. Previs, E. Brown, D. Chulibrk, J. Thanos, B. Suarez, D. Hall, T. Franke, K. Enderlin, D. Tolley, L. Charnetsky, B. Klein, Mgr. Third row, left to right: T. Karras, A. Buring, D. Ono- frey, B. Young, E. Onofrey, B. Cherry, D. C. Trainer, R. Francis. T. Flynn, B. Locke, Coach Klug. scored once in the third quarter and again in the fourth quarter. Terry Flinn was appointed by Coach Klug to act as captain for the whole season. Bob Cherry, a hard running halfback, led the team in scoring honors. 57 Nucleus nf the Turudiln The Golden Tornado had a very successful season this year. Of the eight games that were played only two were lost. The brightest game of the season was against the Horace Mann eleven, with a very tight first half and a rip-roaring second half. This year Emerson also had the good fortune to have the top scorer of the city, Deno Kottaridis, running at halfback. Kottaridis had a total of 84 points, 14 touchdowns. Against Gary Roosevelt, Kuzma made the first score on two successive Panther miscues. Aznar also scored to climax a thirty-three yard drive. Evansville Memorial proved a tough foe, too. With the rough running of Deno Kot¬ taridis the Norse again broke into the pay zone to win 13-7. Against Tolleston, Theodoris threw a tenth play pass, and Kottaridis received for the first tally. Aznar and Kuzma also scored to beat Tolleston 26-12. Kottaridis made the first touchdown against Lew Wallace, after three tries, from the Hornets twenty-five yard line; the second score was also made by Kottaridis. After the half, Wallace set fire to the field. They scored first on a sleeper to Jimmy Kish, then scored again to dunk the sons of Emer 13-12. Rogers, Theodoris, and Kottaridis made the touchdowns against the Blue Devils of Froebel to down them 25-0. Golden Greek night came again, when the Tornado whirled over Fort Wayne Catholic Central to the tune of 45-7. Emers’ sons mauled Horace Mann, 45-12. Although the Horsemen got two touchdowns in the first half, the Norse, in the form of Kottaridis, tallied two T.D.s, too. In the sec¬ ond half Roger Gill scored once and Dzienslaw also made one touchdown. Kottaridis made two scores in the second half. Although Hor¬ ace Mann kept fighting they could not main¬ tain a sustained drive. The last game of the season, against Whiting, was lost because of sluggish team work and fumbles. The Oilers scored in the first quarter on an aerial to go to the lead 6-0. After the first half Emers’ boys broke loose and Theodoris scored in the third quar¬ ter, the conversion was good, and Emerson had the upper hand. The final quarter, how¬ ever, proved to be too much for the Gold and Grey. Whiting again clicked on a pass and scored with five minutes to go. The Tornado started down the field, but two costly fum¬ bles proved to be the downfall of the East Side eleven, and the gun ended the game in midfield 12-7. Left to right, top to bottom: MARTY AZNAR Fullback LEONARD BORTER Fullback DAN CAMPLESE Tackle, co-coptain, NIHSC all star MITCHELL CIESKEWICZ HANK DZIENSLAW End, all state first team, NIHSC all star RAY DORULLA Fullback NORMAN FLANECAN CUS CALANOS Guard jIM KIRKSEY Tackle DENO KOTTARIDIS Halfback, co-captain, top NIHSC scorer, all state second teams, NIHSC all star BOB KUZMA End, all state honorable mention TOM MERCER Guard, NISHC honorable mention EUGENE MURA I DA End JIM PLATIS JOE ROGERS Halfback DENNIS GATELY Manager ROGER GILL Quarterback ELMER JACKSON Halfback TOM JOSIVOFF Center, NIHSC all star BILL THEODORIS Quarterback, all state honorable mention MANOLY TRAYCOFF MANUEL VIDAL Halfback We They 12 Roosevelt of Gary ....-. 0 13 Evansville Memorial . 7 26 Tolleston . 12 12 Lew Wallace . 13 25 Froebel . 0 45 Ft. Wayne Catholic Central 7 45 Horace Mann 12 7 Whiting . 12 58 Top: Horace Mann tangles with Emers’ sons. Lower left: Co get him “Bobo.” Lower right: The two “T’s”—Teo and Touchdown. Upper left: That’s it, Roger, two more points. Lower left: Hank’s got it now. Upper right: Froebel and Emerson cagers tangle for the ball. Lower right: Bobo and Hank corner Roosevelt player for the ball. Norsemen Fought Hard We They 37 Elkhart 30 33 Ft. Wayne Central 25 42 Cary Roosevelt . 48 43 Roosevelt E. C. . 34 36 Lew Wallace . 35 55 Evansville Memorial . 27 44 Washington E. C. . 43 31 West Allis Wise. . 39 30 Hammond Tech. 40 29 Froebel . 40 45 Hammond . 40 31 Tolleston . 34 32. Whiting . 41 33 Valporaiso . 34 33 Ft. Wayne Concordia 30 35 Horace Mann . 42 29 South Bend Central . 66 51 Hammond Clark . 43 HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT 46 Cary Roosevelt . 31 35 Froebel . 39 SECTIONALS 32 W. A. Wirt . 37 Page 62, top, left to right: Roger Gill, Danny Camplese, Hank Dzienslaw. Center, left to right: Melvin Edwards, Bill Theodoris. Bottom, left to right: Guy Janssen, Deno Kottaridis, Tom Calloway. Center picture, front row, left to right: Bill Theodoris, John Scheerer, Roger Gill, Deno Kottaridis. Back row, left to right: Coach Klug, Danny Camplese, Hank Dzienslaw, Guy Janssen, Ziggie Niepokoj. Page 63, top, left to right: Ziggie Niepokoj, Steve Mast. Center: John Scheerer. Bottom: Mike Olejnik. Center picture, front row, left to right: Steve Mast, Tom Calloway. Back row, left to right: Mike Olejnik, Melvin Edwards, Tom Josivoff. 63 RESERVE BASKETBALL Kneeling, left to right: Jim Johnson, Tom Motto, Joe Settle, Bob Richard- Standing, left to right: Gene Carrabine, Chuck Selby, Nick Gurgevich, Hershel Harbison. Reserve Team, Future Emer’s Norsemen As the season opened, no one expected much of a basketball team from Emerson be¬ cause of the team’s lack of height. Even though they were lacking in height, they made up for that with a small, fast-breaking team. At the beginning of the season the entire starting team was made up of football boys. There were such stalwarts as Deno Kottaridis, Bill Theodoris, Hank Dzienslaw, Bobo Cam- plese, and Roger Gill. This starting team also included all seniors. The only other senior on the team besides the first string was Mike Olejnik. Although the team only compiled a .500 average with ten wins and ten losses, there were many exciting games during the season such as the one with Hammond, who was in first place in the NIHSC. Emerson beat them 45-40. Another game full of thrills was the one with Lew Wallace, who was beaten by a very narrow score of 36 to 35. The team did pretty well during the sea¬ son, but when it came to sectional time the boys didn’t seem to have what it took to come through with the championship as Emers’ teams had so often during the last few years. The seniors did it. Yes, the Senior “A” won the class basketball championship. . The only team that really gave them any trouble was the Junior “A.” This Senior “A” team was not only the champion this year, but was the Junior “A” which won the championship last year. This year’s championship team was made up of such seniors as Marty Aznar, Den¬ nis Gately, John Sargis, Vic Sartoris, and a newcomer to Emerson this year, John Durkin. Probably the hardest game the seniors had during the year was one of the games in which they played the Junior “A.” This game was fought through two overtime periods before the Senior “A” came out the victors by a two point margin. This year’s reserve team, under the direc¬ tion of Coach Klug, came out with a season record of 16 wins and 2 losses. The reserve team will be the future champion team of Emerson with such members as Tom Motto, Chuck Selby, Jim Johnson, Eugene Carrabine, Joe Settle, Bob Richardson, Nick Gurgevich, Hershel Harbison. The team played good basketball and were in there trying their best the whole year long. SENIORS Front row, left to right: Gus Galanos, Steve Millick, David Grand, Jack Henderson, Dick Brown, Spiro Lemakis. Second row, left to right: Dick Carrabine, Leonard Niepokoj, Bob Kuzma, Marty Aznar, Gerald Verdeyen. Third row, left to right: George Sheffer, John Sargis, Doyle Shoup, Manoly Traycoff. JUNIORS Front row, left to right: George Evdokiou, Bill Drydale, Joe Cook, Bob Skinner. Second row, left to right: Charles DeFoor, Jim Lierman, Jim Kirksey, Jim Platis. Third row, left to right: George Galoozis, Vange Angelos, Richard Elwood, Joe Kuzma. SOPHOMORES Bottom row, left to right: James Kypreos, Charles Boque, Bob Wallace, Jerry Copeland, Bernard Bubman. Second row, left to right: Coach Connelly, Ted Cha rlebois, Frank Clifton, John Sulich, Sam Bellafoire. Third row, left to right: Bill Roytan, Art Evdokiou, Larry Cox, Dann Gunnett, Clyde Brockman. FRESHMEN Bottom row, left to right: Bill Brown, Ted Karras, Bob Locke, Kenneth Enderlin, Anthony Franke, Bill Jones, Gordon Vrtikapa, Bill Suarez. Second row, left to right: D. C. Trainer, Bill Bodnar, Jay McEwin, John Carew, Terry Flynn, Lester Brown, Steve Elencik, Bob Chirby, Gerald Previs, Coach Rolfe. Third row, left to right: Mickey Finton, Bob Huk, Ray Francis, Bob Cherry, Bob Stella, Alex Buring, Don Onofrey, Paul Spence. 65 Trarkmen JOE COOK: manager BILL DRYSDALE: half-mile, MELVIN EDWARDS: hurdles CEORCE EVDOKIOU: dash, mile relay DONN CUNNETT: dash ELMER JACKSON: pole vault JOHN KERSTEFF: manager Q DOYLE SHOUP: half-r high jump, n iile, 440, lile relay ' H 7 GERALD VERDEYEN: half- mile, mile relay ANTON YUGO: half-mile 66 Trained Hard and Ruu[icd IIniinrs “Shine in 49. " That was the cry heard by all Emersonians from this year’s track team. Each and every one of the track members strove hard to be on top, because, of course, their main ambition was to be able to com¬ pete in the state track meet held in Indian¬ apolis, May 28. The team worked long and strenuously to get ready for their first track meet which was the City Indoor Meet, held at the University of Chicago Field House on March 22. April 5 — Showed Emerson’s speed demons out on Lew Wallace’s cinders. April 8 — There they go, off to E. C. Roose¬ velt. April 11 — It was Hammond Clark. April 15 — They had a chance to compete against Horace Mann. April 19 — Tolleston was the host for the day. April 23 — Get the batons out, it’s the East Chicago Relay! April 26 — They took a trip to see how tough Washington of East Chicago was. April 30 — The boys were in shape for the Conference Preliminaries by now. May 3 — Another City Track Meet, only this time outdoors. May 7—Those who qualified for the Con¬ ference Preliminaries were ready to enter in Conference finals. May 13 — The lucky ones got to compete in the Sectionals. May 21 —We moved on to the District Meet. May 28 — This was the day every qualified man on the team was waiting for; yes, it was the state track meet. Front row, left to right: Joe Cook, Bill Drysdale, Jim Johnson, Anton Yugo, Leonard Niepokoj, Mel Edwards, Tom Combs, George Evdokiou, Donn Cunnett, Ziggie Niepokoj, John Kerstoff. Back row, left to right: Hershel Harbison, Sam Bellafiore, Ray Francis, Tony Steffanelli, Steve Mast, Steve Millick, Doyle Shoup, Manuel Vidal, Bob Hall, Nick Beloff, Gerald Verdeyen, Sam Evanovich, Coach Connelly. Upper left: Heave that shot, Al. Upper right: Once around before the big event Lower left: Drop that pole, Hershell. Lower right: Edwards takes a hurdle. Preparing Fnr Another Season Harriers Shnvv Spirit Did you notice how the cross-country team stahed out the season humming the old Glen Miller favorite, “Runnin’ Wild”, and how they ended the season by hoarsely whis¬ pering, " So Tired”. Seriously though, the small group of har¬ riers put up a good battle attempting to re¬ gain the honor of having once had one of the best teams in this district. Although the small team of three seniors and four juniors did not fare so well, one of the juniors on the team, Steve Mast, was named one of the ten best cross-country men in this northern Indiana district. The major letter winners this year were Steve Mast, Bob Hall, Ronald Ward, Don Smith, and Leonard Niepokoj. The minor letter win¬ ners were Steve Millick and Bill Drysdale. The team, coached by Harold Connelly, competed in nine dual meets against teams from the Calumet area. They also entered in such big meets as the Sectional, Northern Indiana Conference, and the Hobart Invita¬ tional. Emer takes his hat off to those who stuck out the season with such spiritedness. 69 Guiding G.A.A. Activities C. A. A. . . . rapidly becoming one of the most popular high school organizations for girls in the country, had, from Emerson, a membership of over two hundred during the 48-49 season. Guiding these healthy members were Miss Reynolds, the sponsor; Kathleen Egan, president; Jackie Evans, vice-president; Patti Lucas, sports co-ordinator; Frankie Con¬ nors, treasurer; Mary Wellman, assistant trea¬ surer; and Ruby Kottaridis, secretary. The board members who presided over speedball, basketball, volleyball, basebal, swimming, in¬ door sports, and outdoor sports were Betty Dawson, Joyce Klein, Joan Sacketos, Evelyn Galka, Virginia Wolff, Joan Brown and Diane Cole, Mary Ranzino and Gladys Chorak, re¬ spectively. Taking care of the social side of the G. A. A. were Pat Hall and Elaine Kaplan. This body of girls met once a month; at these meetings they planned the activities and projects for the advancing year. They also discussed and decided on the theme for the annual banquet, nominated the officers for 49-50, and, in general, worked and plan¬ ned for the betterment of their G. A. A. On May the twenty-seventh of this well- remembered year; amid the bare chicken legs and fish bones, the senior girls bid a tearful farewell to the happy times that they had enjoyed in the Emerson G. A. A. Page 70, top: Bruises plus scars plus a spread equals Speedball. Page 70, bottom: Underclassmen get the pennies. Top left: Miss Reynolds. Top right, standing, left to right: Frankie Connors, Patti Lucas. Seated, left to right: Jackie Evans, Kathleen Egan, Ruby Kottaridis. Bottom, left to right: P. Lucas, E. Calka, D. Cole, J. Evans, F. Connors, C. Chorak, B. Dawson, V. Wolff, P. Hall, M. Wellman, E. Kaplan, M. Ranzino, J. Klein, J. Brown, R. Kottaridis, K. Egan. 71 Front row, left to right: Kottaridis, Dawson, Klein, Calka, Kaplan, Cole, Sacketos, Connors, Evans, Egan, Lucas, Hall, Brown, Wellman, Wolff, Ranzino, Chorak. Second row, left to right : Pichitino, Davis, Fox, O’Naill, Sullivan, Melton, Nepsha, Vance, Rendz, Cursky, Thomas, Rodriguez, Christakis, Schroeder, Short, Colubick, Spann, Coulehan. Third row, left to right: Petrakos, Valenti, Dayton, Morley, Nepsha, Rogers, Schultz, Babilla, Lowe, Sayles, Lieber, Wellman, Sheehy, Reo, Green, Vrtikapa, Atlas, Manista, Heistand. Fourth row, left to right: Kane, Micciche, Warren, Short, Bock, Kraft, Kottaridis, Holmes, Steffanelli, Kachis, Siebenhaar, Murawski, Lelak, Polak, Pujo, Orgon, Huber, Kehayia, Kaplan, Cox, Buree, Green. Girls Participate in Sports “Banquet time! Whatcha gonna wear?” Another year come to an end, another group of Emers’ daughters take over. A dance now and then, social events, candy selling at games, and dues help the C. A. A. finance the girls’ banquet. At this gala affair certain awards are given to the outstanding girls. The placque is given the class which has taken first place in three out of the five major sports; the outstanding girl or girls of that class receive it. The loving cup, which is a gold cup given to the girl excelling in sports with a well-rounded personality, is also pre¬ sented at this time. In the year of ’48 there was such a close rating between two girls that the faculty board decided to give two cups. Olga Dotlich received one; Maryanne Reid, the other. If, in her four years of C. A. A., a girl has acquired 3,000 points or over, she may get a higher award. If she has made 1500 points she is entitled to a letter (E). For every 500 points after that she receives a bar. Other honors are awarded at the ban¬ quet to outstanding sophomores, and to pro¬ mising freshmen. Besides the material awards the girls better their knowledge of sports by learning fairness, sportsmanship, and team work. The seating at the tables is so arranged that the freshmen leave first, the sophomores second, juniors third, and the seniors last. Looking back on the empty tables and worn out favors the seniors leave, closing the doors on their last year of C. A. A. 72 And Suciiil Activities Getting off to a clean and fast start in the beginning of the year, the senior mem¬ bers of the Girl’s Athletic Association initia¬ ted a number of eager pledges. These new members, called scums, became eligible when they earned one-hundred points in some sport. After being initiated and given a con¬ stitution of the organization, these members work toward higher awards such as: letters, higher awards, loving cup, stars, and bars. They must earn fifteen hundred points in order to obtain a letter. Upon receiving this, they may work for their bars which are given for every five hundred points earned a year. The maximum number of bars is four, one for each year. The star is the insignia given to each board member and officer of the G. A. A., white for the officers, and gold for the board. Individual sports are stressed after school, on Fridays, but the girls seem to prefer base¬ ball to tennis, speedball to hiking, and bas¬ ketball to bowling. Speedball starts the sea¬ son out in the fall and when the tenseness in the girls is gone, basketball takes the highlight. Immediately following basketball, volleyball becomes the main sport; in place of ‘shoot’ the gym becomes alive with shouts of ‘spike it’. In every sport each girl plays eight practice games; then the varsities are chosen. Swimming and baseball are sports stressed in the spring. Sometimes running parallel to each other, these two are rather hard to regulate. Recording points ties up the year and completes another season of G. A. A. First row, left to right: McNiece, Ciley, Doane, Soutsas, Malast. Babagan, Karas, Zarakos, Calhoun, Hollings¬ worth, Wiser, Crowe, Prasco, Wellman, Dunlap, Hampton, Cole, Ranzino. Second row, left to right: Carson, Jenkins, Mineili, Greenwald, Greenwald, Wilmorg, Runyon, Rogers, Mac- Dowell, Potts, Kabureck, Reed, Platis, Garner, Sisamis, Mason, Sides, Bavdek, Lucas, Tidwell. Third row, left to right: Jatczak, Jurdzey, Pfile, Karski, Fortes, Gasper, Cato, Woolridge, Amabile, Schultz, Miklos, Sayles, Reid, Harlow, Culbreth, Conway, Owen, Vigna, Bozich. Fourth row, left to right: Hyndman, Myers, Phelps, Lach, Bentley, Babacz, Franke, Bianchini, Trainer, Wil¬ burn, Depanion, Huff, Stafford, Ringos, Christakis, Wiler, Fletcher, Beard, Borter, Henderson, Barnes. 73 SfiRRilball Begins Season The freshman speedball varsity, which always seems to be the weakest team, carried on the tradition of preceding freshmen teams. Having the spirit, eagerness, and willingness to play, this team still lacked the skill ac¬ quired by years of experience. Some of the upperclassmen, judging by the black and blue bruises received during play, thought the team had a little too much spirit. In a few of the games with upperclassmen, they found that this newly organized team was not going to be as easy to beat as had been ex¬ pected. The freshman varsity team can be proud of the fact that through their good sportsmanship they have gained some skill in the sport of speedball. With a few years experience and a little more team-work they will develop and some day come in first. Al¬ though they ended up in last place, the spirit that is forever Emer will remain in these fu¬ ture sophomores. The sophomore varsity acquired a little more skill since last year and managed to wind up in third place. In recognition of the fact that the freshmen were a tough team to beat, the sophomores are lucky to have earned third place in the class standing. They tried with all their skill to beat the upperclassmen, but the juniors and seniors proved to be too big a match for them. They did surprise these teams, though, by playing some closely con¬ tested games with them. Shirley Sides, the sophomore varsity captain, guided her team to two wins which, as usual, were their vic¬ tories over the freshman team. Using their knowledge of the game and their acquired skill, they gave both of the upperclass teams two never-to-be-forgotten games. Both the freshman and the sophomore teams came out in the standing as was ex¬ pected. The seniors usually rate first, juniors second, sophomores third, and the freshmen last. The big surprise came when the juniors rated first. Freshman, front row, left to right: Alice Amabile, Ger¬ aldine Miklos, Elnora Wilburn, Rita Lucas, Marion Elia, Joan Potts, Mary Anne Gasper, Sue Sayles. Back row, left to right: Phedon Depanion, Mary Ann Kabureck, Lucia Barnes, Ethel Cato, Joyce Potts, Betty Reid. Standing left to right: Sally Henderson, Barbara Borter, Nancy McNiece, Dolores Bozich, Shirley Sides, Gertrude Karczewski, Marie Werhowatz, Jean Hampton, Helen Platis. Back row, left to right: Violet Ranzino, Sophie Sisamis, Mary Crowe, Clara Zarakas, Adrienne Micknik, Juanita Calhoun. 74 The junior varsity . . . nothing else can be said about this team except that they were the junior varsity . . . It’s like saying the name Babe Ruth .... A great number of juniors turned out for speedball this year; they weren’t going to let the seniors beat them! This victory meant the first step to¬ ward the placque. The efficient well-organ¬ ized junior varsity, which was chosen from a multitude of girls, walked into first place with the grace of a swan. In the two senior games they concentrated mainly on the of¬ fensive in the first half, and after gaining some points settled back to the defensive. With Norma Calnares as their captain they managed to take first rating in speedball. But all this sounds too easy; the seniors gave the juniors a tremendous fight, but . . . the best team won. The senior girls walked into speedball quite prosaically this year. Feeling sure that they would win over the underclassmen, they took the don’t-worry-we’ll-beat-them atti¬ tude. Much to their surprise, the found the junior team a little tougher than they had anticipated. The seniors tried twice, in vain, to beat the well-organized junior team. With three years experience behind them, the seniors vowed to ‘get’ basketball. At the spread, after the close of the sea¬ son, the seniors yielded the sport to the juniors. Speeches were made and recognition was given to each team in view of their accomplishments. The seniors left a little sadly, the juniors joyously, the sophomores enviously, and the freshmen . . . they cleaned off the tables. Juniors Take First Seniors, front row, left to right: jackie Evans, Dolores Gofubick, Joan Sacketos, Frankie Connors, Evelyn Calka, Kate Egan, Mary Ranzino. Back row, left to right: Juanita Thomas, Elaine Kaplan, Patti Lucas, Velia Rodriguez, Betty Dawson, Mary Ann Plunkett. Juniors, front row, left to right: Mary Kottaridis, Mari¬ lyn Sales, Catherine Green, Olga Vrtikapa, Mary Huber, Michaeline Ogiego, Jo Ann Cox, Norma Calnares. Back row, left to right: Angeline Pugo, Theresa Polak, Mary Kachis, Mary Ann Morley, Emma Orgon, Lillian Seniors, seated, left to right: Joan Brown, Betty Daw¬ son, Evelyn Calka. Kneeling, left to right: Patti Lucas, Joyce Klein. Standing, left to right: Elaine Kaplan, Kathleen Egan, Jackie Evans, Frankie Connors. Suninrs Victnrinus The Seniors proved to be the best C. A. A. team this year. They accomplished this by beating the freshman and sophomore teams each twice and beating the juniors three times. They were led through their final year of basketball by Frankie Connors. The seniors had fine forwards with Kate Egan, Jackie Evans and Frankie Connors providing an un¬ beatable combination. After three years of playing together, they showed good sports¬ manship and fine team work. Joyce Klein, head of basketball this year, was mistress of ceremonies at the basketball spread. She in¬ troduced the board members and Miss Rey¬ nolds, who gave a short talk on the basketball season. Mrs. Benfield was presented a bou¬ quet of roses for the fine meal served. The seniors were proud that in their last year of C. A. A. activities they came in first in one of the most popular sports in school. Juniors, seated, left to right: Theresa Lelak, Barbara Siebenhaar, Jo Ann Cox. Kneeling, left to right: Sue Lowe, Martha Kraft. Standing, left to right: Liilian Kaplar, Michealine Ogiego, Olga Vrtikapa. The Junior varsity, having won speedball, wanted to win basketball. As it turned out, the juniors, although they had the spirit, lacked the skill. The Junior team, captained by Barb Siebenhaar, beat very decisively the freshmen and sophomores, but the seniors proved too much for them. Barb Siebenhaar led the team in scoring by being the sharpest player on the team and the most accurate. The team was well organized with each player having a certain position and playing only that position. They exhibited a lot of team¬ work and good sportsmanship. The team also liked to play good basketball and enjoyed each senior game, although they lost every one. In their third game the juniors and seniors played an in and out game and the juniors, having lost the other two games felt victory was a necessity. However, the seniors, wanting to keep their record, completely routed the juniors, who consoled themselves with the fact that next year they would be seniors and could perhaps take basketball. 76 Next Years Cumpetiturs The varsity team of the Sophomore class wasn’t as hard to beat in basketball as they were in speedball. With one year of playing experience behind them, they displayed good knowledge of the game, but seemed to lack enthusiasm. They did beat the freshmen and came in third in the standing. None of the games was particularly close except the last one, in which the freshmen managed to tie the sophomores in the closing minutes of the game. The game was decided in the first overtime period with the sophomores on the winning side. The team had forwards who were both good shots and fast players Their captain, Shirley Sides, was one of the sharp¬ est players they had. Their guards were also fine players, being both fast and accurate. The team exhibited good sportsmanship and will be a tough team to beat in next year’s competition. Sophomores, front row, left to right: Rosalie Carson, Shirley Sides, Dolores Bozich. Second row, left to right: Mary Crowe, Gertrude Karc- Third row, left to right: Sally Henderson, Marge Beard, Clara Minelli. The Freshman varsity team, captained by Phedon Depanion, ended up like most fresh¬ man team, in fourth place. They are usually last because their freshman year is the first year they play basketball, and the game needs skill in ball-handling and good marksmanship. Although they lost to each class, many upper classmen remarked after encountering this team, that they played a more unified game t han most freshman teams and provided stiff competition. The group played basketball with a spirit and enthusiasm that many be¬ ginning teams lack. They had good forwards on their team who were tough for opposing guards and were surprisingly good shots. The team members show promise of turning into fine players who will improve each year. At the basketball spread, which was held in the cafeteria on February 23, the freshmen dis¬ played good sportsmanship by clearing the tables and returning the cafeteria to it’s normal state. Freshmen, front row, left to right: Sue Nell Owen, Phedon Depanion, Alice Amabile. Second row, left to right: Barbara Culbreth, Marion Elia. Third row, left to right: Elnora Wilburn, Barbara Reid, Bety Reed, Carmen Fortes. Hirls Wnrl. Fur Pnints Top: Pat Binnes tries a standing dive. Bottom: Patti and Barb bow! for extra C. A. A. points. 78 Top: It ' s backetball—grab that free ball! Bottom: Basketball spread brings good food from and roses for Mrs. Benfield. But Still Havi! Fun Lilli!! ' , I III! Slllliill I til 11 l!l Lly Activities make an Emers’ son. Through me my sons and daughters are active in auditorium, clubs and committees, while I am everywhere, as the sweet music hanging over the dance floor or the hot air flying in a committee room. 80 81 Hnnnr Students Serve Among their projects for the year, the junior Honor Society sponsored a number of social events. One of these was a get- acquainted party to which only members were invited. To help teach seventh and eighth grade students how to dance, matinee dances were held. Later, on the evening cf May 20, a dress-up dance was held. A lost and found bureau, open both noon hours, was also sponsored by the junior Honor Society. Unclaimed articles remaining after a display in the auditorium were given to a charitable organization. The members of the Honor Society are chosen on the basis of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Each member must have at least a “B " average and each must be approved by the faculty before being ini¬ tiated. Grades are checked every grade period, and if a member falls below the required scholastic standing, he is given one grade period to make it up; then, if he is still below, he is dropped from membership. This year parents and friends attended the induction and a reception which were held on March 29. The inductees were Eu¬ genia Sacopulas, Nancy Walker, Harriet Long, Sue Crane, Charlene Adams, Patricia Rushing. Yvonne Spann, Gloria Runyan, Vance Cornish. Margaret Vaidik, and Donald Rebollo. These new members were welcomed by the officers: SENIOR HONOR SOCIETY Page 83, top picture, seated, left to right: J. Schroeder, V. Wolff, V. Rodriguez, S. Short, M. Plunkett. Second row, left to right: L. Hurdlow, L. Kam- pouris, E. Ellefson. Standing, left to right: T. Josivoff, Miss New¬ ton, D. Rotenberg. Page 83, officers, lower left, left to right: Louis Kampouris Treasurer; Virginia Wolff, Secretary Danny Rotenberg, President; Mary Anne Plunkett, Vice President. Page 83, sponsors, lower right, left to right: Miss Newton, Mrs. Pierce, Miss Talbot, Mrs. Palmer, Miss Tinsman. Standing, left to right: Mr. Rowland, Miss Beeler, Mr. Spaulding. Margaret Beard, president; Gloria Keehn, vice president; -Nick Roknich, secretary; and Nancy Lowe, treasurer. The group was guided by Miss Clara Nilsson, sponsor of the society, who was assitsed by the faculty council, made up of grade school teachers. JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY Above, seated, back to camera, left to right: E. Shay, D. Vallance, P. Stewart, S. Shirley, A. Lello, F. Logan. Seated, facing camera, left to right: N. Rok- nick, V. Lodovisi, C. Kampouris, N. Lowe, C. Keen J. Cockrill, M. Pace. Standing, left to right: J. Wahlman, S. Cowen, J. Arthur, C. Sacopoulos, C. Mars, M. Chris- takis, M. Garner, G. Copeland, S. Klug, Miss Nilsson, M. Beard. Inset, officers, left to right: Margaret Beard, Nancy Lowe, Nick Roknick, Gloria Keen, Miss Nilsson. Schniil and Ciimmunity This year sixteen new members, chosen on the basis of scholarship, leadership, serv¬ ice, and character, were asked into the Emer¬ son Chapter of the National Senior Honor Society. These proud students were formally inducted on March 11, 1949, in the tradi¬ tional candlelight ceremony which was wit¬ nessed by parents and friends. Following the induction, a tea was held to which parents, faculty, and members were invited. This tea was sponsored by the faculty council, and two of the teachers, Miss Bernice Beeler and Miss Esther Tinsman, served the punch. The table was attractively decorated with spring flowers. These new members were Sue Lowe. Betty Lieber, Calliope Alevrofas, Leroy Hurd- low, Shirley Short, Lorraine Short, Clara Atias, Joan Sacketos, Gilbert Barnes, Eleanor Ellef- son, Velia Rodriguez, Dorothy Hardy, Allen Fink, Jackie Evans, and Joan Rendz. Tom Jo- sivoff was unable to attend since he was hav¬ ing a test at Purdue that day. He was later inducted at a private ceremony. YWCA memberships were given to five under-privileged boys by the Emerson Chap¬ ter as one of their projects. Miss Eunice Johns and Miss Violet Sipavich, former exchange teachers in England, were asked to tell of their experiences to a general high school assembly. Later, in the spring, the society sponsored a college and career day at which representatives from various businesses and schools gave useful information to students and their parents. This society is always active. In some schools only seniors are inducted in the spring, so that there are no members during most of the year, but at Emerson a few juniors are inducted each year so that they can carry on the projects during their senior year. The society closed the year with a party to which the members and the council were invited. The Honor Society helps its members even after they have graduated, for there is an interest-free scholarship fund always available for former members who want to further their education. Enters Drama Srlimil In Artiun June eighth was a day not to be easily forgotten by thirteen Emer¬ son seniors who were inducted, at a dinner in the Emerson cafeteria, into the Masque and Gavel Club. As requirements for entrance into the Masque and Gavel Club, each student must have four years of Auditorium, which includes a Voca¬ tional diploma. Also, each one must have sixty activities points, earned by participating in class plays, Everyman, the Christmas Pageant, and debate. Each student must have the unanimous consent of the teach¬ ers in the Auditorium department. Masque and Gavel is a national so¬ ciety, and the Emerson chapter is headed by Miss Hazel Harrison. SENIOR DRAMATICS Page 84, top picture, girls in right foreground, left to right: Rodri¬ guez, Clark, Schroeder. Seated, first row, left to right: Berta, Demetrakis, Ranzino, Rob¬ inson, Carrabine, Wolff, Charle- bois. Second row, left to right: Giana- poulos, Franke, Christakis, Lauten- bach, Smith, Jenkins, Morley, M Sr Left middle picture: Bill Lauten- back and Marge Berta, “Butch” and “Cokie” in Spice and Variety. Right middle picture, left to right: Despina Christakis, Vice-President; Virginia Wolff, Treasurer; Tom Morley, President; Nick Franke, Secretary. Left bottom picture: Dick Carra¬ bine and Marie Clark, coached by Mrs. Palmer, learn to gaze soul- fully. Right bottom picture: Bob Charle- bois and Betty Jenkins, schoolday sweethearts in " Romance Through the Ages.” MASQUE AND CAVEL Right, top row, left to right: Marge Berta, Richard Carrabine, Robert Charlebois. Second row, left to right: Despina Christakis, Marie Clark, Patti Lu- Third row, left to right: Thomas Morley, Emer, Dorris Pichitino. Fourth row, left to right: Mary Ann Plunkett, Velia Rodriguez, Sue Ross. Fifth row, left to right: Judy Schroeder, Virginia Wolff. 85 Sophomores anil Juniors Produce Class Plays This year, in place of the traditional Soph¬ omore play, the Sophomore and Freshman classes combined and presented two one-act plays entitled Elmer and Sitting Tonight, given on February 1 6, 1 949. The story of Elmer deals with the trou¬ bles of a young boy and his twin sisters. Elmer was portrayed by Jim Johnson, and his sisters were Elnora Wilburn and Martha Garner. Mildred Solon assisted in the production of the play as student director. In the other, Sitting Tonight, Gerry Mik- los had the leading role of “Mary Lou,” and Charles Bouque was “Stuffy Alexander.” Sit¬ ting Tonight is a story of a young baby sitter. As student director of this play, Christine Bikos aided Mrs. Palmer, who directed both plays. Both classes did a nice job in combining their forces to give Emer’s sons and daughters a new interest in school plays. 86 Great Expectations, a novel written by Charles Dickens, was chosen as the Junior Class play for this year. Great Expectations is a story centered around a boy named Pip; it tells of his exciting experiences and adven¬ tures. The cast included Nick Franke, Pip; Craig Downey, Pip; Despina Christakis, Es- tella; Nan Shultz, Estella (both roles double casted) ; Sherry Lau, Miss Havisham; Marty McGuire, Mr. Jaggers; Bill Lautenbach, the convict Magwitch. Supporting these players in lesser roles were Velia Rodriguez, Mrs. Joe Cargery; John Demetrakis, Mr. Joe Cargery; Shirley Wheeler, Camilla; Joan Plenus, Biddy; John Finn, Officer and Bentley Drummle; Morris Robinson, Raymond; Pat O’Reilly, Pip as a child. Miss Gladys Ekeberg, director of the Junior Play, as assisted by Mary Kachis, student director. The play was presented in the Emerson Auditorium on March 4. SOPHOMORE PLAYS Page 86, top left, left to right: Charles Boque, Joan Tidwell, Frank Clifton, Ceraldine Miklos. Seniors Present “I Hememher Mama” Top right, left to right: Elnora Wil¬ burn, Martha Garner, Mary Sharp, Jim Johnson, Sue Nell Owen, Sue Sayles, Sue Dorl. JUNIOR PLAY Page 86, bottom left, left to right: Despina Christakis, Shirley Wheeler, Steve Washko, Morris Robinson, Pat O’Reilly. Bottom, right, left to right: Nick Franke, John Demetrakis, John Finn, Bill Lautenbach, Pat O ' Reilly. SENIOR PLAY TRYOUT CROUP Below, standing, front: Judy Schroeder. Standing, back: Mrs. Palmer. Seated, first row, left to right: Ruby Kottaridis, Doris Davis, Pat Hall, Patti Lucas, Joan Sacketos, Marie Clark, Despina Christakis, Merilou Coulehan, Marge Berta, Sue Ross. Second row, left to right: Mary Anne Plunkett, Delores Demonja, Pat Smith, Alice Zavislak, Barbara Hayden, Bev¬ erly Benson, Virginia Wolff, Velia Rodriguez. Third row, left to right: Danny Roten- berg, Dick Carrabine, Walter Landis, Don Smith, Bob Charlebois, Tom Morley. When Emer heard the Senior Play of 49 was to be Remember Mama he was very enthused. After Remember Mama made such a hit on Broadway as well as on the screen, Emer knew the public would enjoy it, and he also knew that the cast that was chosen to portray the characters in the play would make it one of the most successful plays ever to be given at Emerson. Remember Mama was written by John Van Druten adapted from Kathryn Forbes’ book ' ' Mama’s Bank. Account.” The play takes place about 1910 at the Han¬ sen residence in San Francisco, California. The story centers around Mama’s non-existent bank account. In the role of Mama are Virginia Wolff and Marie Clark. Katrin, who is played by Marge Berta, loves to write stories, but each of her stories has been refused by the publishers—then she writes a story about Mama and the rest of the family which is accepted by the publishers. Papa, an easy-going, philoso¬ phical gentleman, is played by Dick Carrabine. Included in the supporting cast were Despina Christakis, Dagmar; Judy Schroeder, Christine; Dan Rotenberg, Mr. Hyde; Robert Charlebois, Nels; Mary Anne Plunkett, Aunt Trina; Virginia Wolff and Marie Clark, Aunt Jenny; Velia Rodriguez, Aunt Sigrid; Walter Landis, Uncle Chris; Thomas Morley, Mr. Thorkelson; Don Smith, Dr. Johnson; and others. The play was directed under the talented hand of Mrs. Gertrude Palmer. The play setting was designed by John Kish. Re¬ member Mama was presented on May 1 1 and 13. After the May 1 1 performance a reception was held for the cast, their parents and guests. Concluding the May 13 presentation the annual Homecoming Dance was given under the direction of Patti Lucas, chairman of the Homecoming Committee. Ainlitiiriiiiu “Tryouts tonight!! " That was one of the favorite expressions used during the first few weeks of tryouts for the 1949 Spice and Variety. Then, after eliminations, that cry of “You just have to be at practice tonight, " rang throughout the auditorium. Finally the day came to give the first performance, the students were tense and Miss Harrison was worried, as usual, that something drastic would go wrong. But the show went off like a breeze, and the pub¬ lic loved it. The three performances drew a capacity crowd. Some of the acts best liked by the audience were “Peter and the Wolf,” “Romance Through the Ages,” “Country Style,” and last but not least that comical rou¬ tine, “Varsity Revue.” Spice and Variety of 1949 was a big success only because of the help of the Spice com¬ mittee, the auditorium department, and coop¬ eration of the students. Top to bottom: A Cappella in “Country Style.” Emers’ sons modei the iatest in fashions. Tony and Tex—stooges!!: Lulu, the laughing clown. Kampouris and his chorus. Traditions The Debate team of Emerson, under the capable supervision of Miss Gladys Ekeberg, has studied and de¬ bated the subject; Re¬ solved: that the United Nations now be revised into a Federal World Government. On this topic the team debated with Horace Mann. Froebel, Tolleston, Lew Wallace, and Roose- " » ' ♦ On December B, 1948, the team made a trip to Purdue, where they attended the Debaters Confer¬ ence and Legisative Assembly. The Christmas Pag¬ eant at Emerson has been a tradition for fif¬ teen years, and will go on being a yearly pres¬ entation in which all students are anxious to perform. Students of Emerson are indebted to Miss Hazel Harrison who is the author of “The Birthday of a King.’’ It is told very effectively with the assistance of the A Cappella, and the Girls’ Club, directed by Miss Sayers, and the Junior Choir under the direc¬ tion of Miss Melba Cromer. Top to bottom: Pro or con: Debaters decide. “. . and they were sore “. . . On earth peace, good They sing glad Christmas tidings. liimi|i Singnrs Hlmid In 1931 the A Cappella Choir was organ¬ ized by Miss Grace Sayers. Students try out for the honor of being a member and all await anxiously for the day when the membership lists are posted. This year the first activity of “Choir” was to put on their act, “Country Style,” in Spice and Variety, In this act, while most of the members were singing, a few square-danced to the calling of Deno Kottaridis. The next event was the traditional Christ¬ mas Pageant, Birthday of a King, in which the group sang such numbers as “Adeste Fideles,” “Silent Night,” “In Dulci Jubilo,” and “A Birthday of a King.” After the pageant, mem¬ bers of the choir carolled in the halls. For the Easter morality play, “Everyman,” the choir sang some old Latin motets, “Alla Trinita,” “Gloria Patri,” and “Adoramus Te,” by Palestrina. Next came the Spring Vocal Concert on May 25. For the last two performances of the year, some of the members wore gradua¬ tion robes instead of choir robes. At Bacca¬ laureate, A Cappella sang the beautiful hymn, “Remember Now Thy Creator.” At Com¬ mencement, they sang “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” In addition to these appearances, the 90 Top picture, first row, left to right: Hayden, Greenwald, Alevrofas, Plunkett, Atlas, Eddy. Second row, left to right: Palmer, Galnares, Dawson, Micciche, Potts, Kaplar. Third row, left to right: Lau, Plenus, Berta, Pichitino, Garner, Lach, Gauthier. Fourth row, left to right: Manista, Chorak, Johnson, Clark, Manos, Nickovich, Ranzino Cox, Ratkay, Spann, Nobile, Jagiela. Fifth row, left to right: Bassett, Millick, Smith Chirby, Barnes, Morley, Kottaridis, Vance Rendz, Stenhouse, Cole. Sixth row, left to right: Lautenbach, Stockstil. Rupp, Glassen, Rupp, Mayhew, Mercer, Gill Flanegan, Shipley, Traycoff, Karras, Karras JUNIOR CHOIR Lower right, first row, left to right: Greer., Spence, Wilds, Coppage, Malast, Hamer. Second row, left to right: Johnston, Lee, Simanski, Stenhouse, Crowe, Ronchi. Third row, left to right: Williams, Belenko. Shirley, Stewart, Swan, Valance. group sang for various public meetings. The students rehearsed for the choir the first hour of every Wednesday and Friday from their study or gym hours. The officers were: Presi¬ dent, Doris Pichitino; Vice-President, Leonard Borter; Girls’ Treasurer, Helen Nickevich; and Boys’ Treasurer, Ralph Basset. Membership in the Junior Choir, a very popular grade school organization, is highly GIRLS’ CLEE CLUB Top picture, front row, left to right: Bikos, Hayden, Piscione, Eddy, Doumis, Benson. Second row, left to right: Miss Sayers, Bock, Kottaridis, Cole, Hampton, Plunkett. Third row, left to right: Wolff, Coulehan, Karas, Borter, Henderson, Malham, Calloway, Franke, Bentley. Fourth row, left to right: Pichitino, Berta, Cole, Konz, Calnares, Stefanelli, Morley, Wheeler. Fifth row, left to right: Spann, Stanton, Plenus, Cotfer, Nickovich, Vance, Manos, Siebenhaar, Rospierski. JUNIOR CHOIR Lower left picture, front row, left to right: Freedman, Stunyo, Vaporis, Traina, Petrovich, Holt. Second row, left to right: Bokich, Henderson, Bukos, Holt, Davies, Miss Cromer. Third row, left to right: Lello, Beddingfield, Spann, Adams, Crane, Green. coveted. Under the direction of Miss Melba Cromer, the group made a number of public appearances during the year. Included among their activities were appearances before a Women’s Club meeting at the City Church, and before a luncheon group made up of prominent Cary people at Emerson during Education Week. They participated in The Christmas Pag¬ eant, with A Cappella and Girls ' Glee Club. Here, too, the boys’ sextet, made up of mem¬ bers of the choir, sang “Glory to God in the 91 Vuices For Many Events Highest.’’ In the sextet were Charles Crowe, James Friedman, Nick Vaporis, Bill Hamer, Robert Coppedge, and soloist, Charles Hen¬ derson. One of their final activities was participa¬ tion in the Emerson Spring Vocal Concert in May. At this time one of their numbers was “The Holy City.” The Girls’ Glee Club began its activities with an act in Spice and Variety called " Louis Kampouris and His All Girl Chorus.” The group sang “Sweethearts” and accompanied soloist Marge Berta in “Maybe You’ll Be There.’’ Pastel colored formals, baskets of flowers, and soft lights added a romantic touch to the scene. In the Christmas Pageant, the G ' ee Club, representing an angel choir, sang " Gloria in Excelsis Deo, " “O Holy Night, " " Adeste Fideles,” and " Silent Night.” Their next performance was for the Emerson Spring Vocal Concert. Again formals were worn and made a very intriguing picture on the stage. As its last deed of the school year, the Glee Club sang for Commencement of June 17. Rehearsals for the Club were on Wednes¬ day and Friday, taking time from last hour gym or study. The officers were: President, Helen Nickovich; Vice-President, Patricia Wainman; Treasurer, Barbara Siebenhaar. Miss Grace Sayers sponsored the group. IJnitml Fnr Better Music One of Mr. H. S. Warren’s many directing duties is that of leading the girls’ band. This year he was assisted by Mrs. Ann Masters and by Joy Stafford, student director and president of the band. One naturally thinks of the girls’ band in parallel with the boys’ band, and this com¬ mon idea is not entirely wrong. A few mem¬ bers of the girls’ band had to transfer to the boys’ band because of program difficulties and so a similarity is established. Mr. Warren usually selects a few capable girls to join the boys’ band in what is known as the ‘‘marching band.” Also, the two bands join once yearly to present a combined band concert. Page 92, orchestra officers, top left picture, standing, left to right: Kenneth Mosier, Marie Clark, Robert Mayhew, Spiro Lemakis, Isabelle Frame. Page 92, band officers, top right picture, front row, left to right: Ruth Green, Dick Smith, DeWayne Woodring, Elyse Gauthier, Dolores Gursky, Frances Villanueva. Page 92, majorettes, middle picture, standing, left to right: Ruth Richards, Mary Doumis, Helen Platis, Velma Melton, Martha McDowell, Mary Karas, Betty Kelly, Isabelle Frame, Pat Hamilton. Page 92, girls’ band, bottom picture, front row, left to right: Kaplar, Sharp, Crane, Elencik, Gauthier, Hostetter. Second row, left to right: Phelps, Richards, Gordon, Green, Lach, Green, Mynatt, Klaus. Third row, left to right: Di Re. Furlough, Hol¬ lingsworth, Zlamal, Taylor, Burger, Demos, Gootee, Johnson. Standing: Mrs. Masters, Palmeri, Koedyker. Fourth row, left to right: Cerda, Vaidik. Girls’ Band, below, front row, left to right: Davies, Siebenhaar, Doumis, Melton, Garner. Second row, left to right: Stenhouse, Smith, Reed, Stinson, Stafford, Levia, Martinez, Spann, Beard. Third row, left to right: Conway, Kottaridis, Plemich, Timmerman, Rupert, Berkowitz, Rog¬ ers, Vigna, Greenwald. Standing, left to right: Logan, Karas, Boch, Murphy, Franke, Cox, Mr. Warren. On February 26 the band traveled to Ho¬ bart to participate in a solo meet held there. The girls enjoyed the trip and returned with a number of first places. Each person, whether or not she emerges victorious in such a con¬ test, has achieved the ability to learn to blend harmoniously with others, for one sour note will ruin a whole composition. These partic¬ ular students are preparing themselves, per¬ haps not for a musical career alone, but for a strengthening of character which will be useful to them all their lives. A smaller group of girls were the major¬ ettes. The class meets regularly each Tuesday after school. The enrollment is not limited to high school students only, as most people be¬ lieve, but extends through the grades to kindergarten. The band as a group functions socially as well as musically. Occasionally an informal social gathering will be held during the regular class period, usually before a holiday season. The girls may also perform individually or in small groups at the invitation of a civic asso¬ ciation. All in all, the band provides an oppor¬ tunity for each member to build and strength¬ en her character and to learn the necessity of co-operation. Front row, left to right: Mrs. Masters, Sacopulos, Welland, Stipula, Starzyniski, Kovich, Rebollo, Mason, Biers, Thanos, Freedman, Gauthier, Booher, Sposato, Osika, Stafford, Kelly. Second row, left to right: Woodring, Wickham, Steinke, Kerstoff, jackson, Drysdale, Goldstein, Molnar, Johnson, Inhet, Gootee, Willis, Selby. Third row, left to right: Cox, Franke, Rupert, Maragos, Roknick, Ward, Cyprian, Melton, Carew, Brumfiel, Becker, Krupa, Arthur. The boys’ band concluded a year of ap¬ pearances and rehearsals with the main event of the year, the combined band concert, which was held in the Memorial Auditorium on April 28. No other event was looked forward to with such enthusiasm by both the participants and followers of the bands. The members of the boys’ band began the year by marching at various football games, performing with colored lights and deft forma¬ tions. Often, they h d to march in biting cold, or otherwise disagreeable weather, which seemed to serve as an incentive as each of their appearances showed. The band also played at the American Legion Hut on Armis¬ tice Day, as they do every year. Mr. Warren, the director of the band, has completed his twenty-eighth year as a member of the Emerson faculty. He has been assisted by Mrs. Ann Masters and Mr. Ballway. Mrs. Cimcert Band Prnmntes Masters, an alumnus of Ball State Teachers ' College, was a member of the Emerson band and orchestra while completing her high school education. Mr. Ballway has been a director in the music department for two years and is in charge of the intermediate depart¬ ment. In February, district contests were held in which Emerson students entered in solo, duet, and trio divisions. They competed with simi¬ lar groups from other schools. The Emerson representatives returned with nine first place and fourteen second place awards this year. In the state contest, held at Indianapolis on March 26, among the Emerson representatives were soloists, Alvin Goldstein, cornet, and joan Plemich, cornet. 94 Front row, left to right: McGuire, Fitch, Palmeri, Sharp, Hostetter, Phelps, Villaneuva, Craig, Curski, Elencik, Vas, Vaughn, Davies, Mr. Warren. Second row, left to right: Lawrence, Biers, Plemich, Conway, Glusac, Lodovisi,, Rodriguez, Kirkpatrick, Mor- ley, Bodnar, Hardy, Murphy, Vigna, Mr. Ballway. Third row, left to right: Karras, Klein, Sowards, Davis, Smith, Finton, Spann, Cox, McEwan, Taylor, Dwyer, Dakich, Coleman, Classen. a musical group which a year later became organized under the direction of Mr. Warren. It took just six years for this small group to grow adequately in number, ability, and expe¬ rience to compete in a contest with musical groups of other schools in our locality. Having concluded its twenty-eighth year, the band does not stop to meditate over the success and growth of the past years, which were years of which to |je proud. Each year sees a crop of musicians new to the boys’ band introduced to that industrious department. These students do not bask in the glory of those gone before them but, as though dic¬ tated to by some unwritten law, strive for¬ ward to take their places among the unsung heroes of the past. 95 Pleasing Hanminy There were two cornet trios consisting of Allen Fink, Richard Steinke, Alvin Gold¬ stein; and Joan Plemich, Alvin Goldstein, Richard Steinke. These contestants returned with three third places and one fourth. Emer¬ son contestants have won five state contests. All that participated in the contest had a very enjoyable time. The bugle call, which brings students and faculty alike to attention twice a day, was sounded this year by Joan Pemich and Richard Steinke. This is just one of the small, although important, duties which the band undertakes for the benefit of the school. In 1919, six enthusiastic students formed Front row, left to right: Kampouris, Bassett, Prasco, Osika. Second row, left to right: Bubman, Lloyd, Roy, Gallinati, Plenus, Bavdek. Third row, left to right: Juarez, Murphy, Newbaum, Mayhew, Vaughn, Booher Kaplar, Calhoun. Fourth row, left to right: Hamilton, Blumenstein, Hall, O’Laughlin. Standing, left to right: Mrs. Masters, Zarakas, Clark, Arthur, Vrtikapa, Potts. The Concert Orchestra, directed by Mr. Warren and Mrs. Masters, is the goal of every member of the Beginning and Intermediate Orchestras. Those who prove themselves cap¬ able of playing harmoniously in groups, and who are willing and capable of cooperating with others, attain membership in this branch of the music department. In this way are the rules of sportsmanship taught and the benefits of fair play shown. The mid-semester concert was held this year on January 30. The guest vocalist was Doris Carpenter Beckham, who was the first place winner in the womens’ vocal division at the Chicagoland Music festival of the past year. As always, the concert was a tremendous success, which was shown by the great num¬ ber of people attending the performance. The spring concert took place on April 28 in the Emerson auditorium. Again, the well-known Music The reputation of the Concert Orchestra drew a full house. No one was dissatisfied; in fact, the well-presented concert won additional admirers. Special school activities, such as the Jun¬ ior Play, Spice and Variety, and the Senior Play, have been accompanied by the pit or¬ chestra which is composed of one or two of the best players of each division of the com¬ plete orchestra. No one could possibly forget or overlook the Concert Orchestra’s last appearance at which they so solemnly played “Pomp and Circumstance. " By their excellent presenta¬ tion of this widely-used classic composition, they made the Emerson Commencement of 1 949 a memorable event. 96 right: Symons, Stafford, Strege, Ringas, Cohen, Huff, Kincaid. t: Garner, Roknich, Smith, Wickham, Friedman, Taylor, Depanion, Bollen, Cotter, First row, seated, left Second row, left to i Nicoletti, McDougall. Third row, left to right: Mynatt, Klause, Stenhouse, Smith, Classon, Mosi Standing, left right: Potts, MacDowell, Lemakis, Mr. Warren, Kelly, Vigna. , Plemich, Frame, Steinke. Universal hmi|iiiii|i! An annual appearance which the orches¬ tra makes and for which they deserve recogni¬ tion is their visit to the Tuberculosis Sani¬ tarium. This trip, usually made in the fall, serves two purposes. First, it provides enter¬ tainment for the patients who otherwise have little or nothing to take up their time and who welcome our orchestra enthusiastically each year. Also, it gives the student a chance to realize the self-satisfaction a truly worth¬ while person experiences by making others, less fortunate than himself, a little lighter in spirit. Many people speak and think of the or¬ chestra as a group of different instruments striving to blend together in a pleasing way. Various instruments are used in an orchestra but few know what these are, with the excep¬ tion possibly of the violin and piano. There are four divisions in our Concert Orchestra. The violins, violas, cellos, string bass, and piano compose the string section which is the largest division. The brass section takes in such instruments as the trombone, cornet, and french horn; while the woodwinds are made up of such instruments as the flute, clarinet, and oboe. The fourth section of the orchestra is the percussion division. Kettle, bass, and snare drums are used to make up this part of our orchestra. Founded in 1914, the orchestra has come to be an institution of Emerson. That year saw the end of just violin classes, which up to that time had been directed by Mr. M. E. Snyder, and it marked the beginning of a larger group of future musicians and a branch¬ ing out from the violins to include more and different instruments until it has grown to the Concert Orchestra as we know it today. Officers, seated: Sergeant Savanovic. Standing, left to right: Louis Kampouris, Gilbert Barnes, Bill Mitchell, )ames Mason, Bob Skinner, Irwin Frailey, James Elliot, Spiro Lemakis. Emer’s Tacticians Cone forever is the Reserve Officers ' Training Corps. No more shall we hear the military units referred to officially as R.O.T.C. In its stead a new abbreviation has arisen— D. M. S. T. — the Department of Military Science and Tactics. This change occurred when orders came from Fifth Army Head¬ quarters in Indianapolis. The D. M. S. T. has carried on its im¬ portant enterprises this year under the aus¬ pices of Sergeant Harris and Sergeant 1 c Savonovic. Also lending a very able hand was the Battalion Staff, which included Lieutenant Colonel Louis Kampouris, Major William Mitchell and Adjutant James Elliott. The com¬ pany commanders, Richard Steinke and Gil¬ bert Barnes, proved themselves capable lead¬ ers and set a good example for their men. A well-rounded outline provided the basis Rifle team, kneeling, left to right: James Elliot, Charles Becker, Louis Kampouris, Craig Downey. Standing, left to right: Irwin Frailey, Bill Mitchell, Bob Skinner, Spiro L-makis. for the many activities in which the D. M. S. T. participated. Not only military but social activities highlighted the program. The Military Ball was held May 28 in the Crystal Ball Room of the Hotel Cary. Emerson was host to a city-wide dance for ail cadets on February 4. These two events comprised the social features for the year. The rifle team shot in the Hearst Trophy Match and the Fifth Army Match. Federal inspection culminated the military affairs on May 20. Following the customs of previous years, the D. M. S. T. participated in the Battalion Parade, in which all schools are rep¬ resented, and in the Memorial Day Parade. No longer can the training you receive in the D. M. S. T. serve as a substitute for physical education. This added semblance of dignity has served as an incentive to the cadets and acted as the drive which prompts their good work. 98 Top picture, back to camera: Sergeant Savanovic, Ser¬ geant Harris. Front row, left to right: Sartoris. Thrasher, Bittner, Clark, McGuire, Downey, Dziewicki, Nicalek, Svanter, Steinke, Kampouris. Rear row, left to right: Dotlich, Sigler, Burger, White. Vician, Rupp, Coleman, Elliot, Barnes, Frailey. Bottom picture, back to camera, rear row, left to right: Mercer, Chirby, Zieba, Schwartzenberger, Malamatos, Binkley, Steinke, Lemakis. Front row left to right: Toth, Shirey, Betts, Cianapoulos, Mason, Becker, Mosier, Mitchell, Skinner, Kelley Facing camera, left to right: Sergeant Harris. Sergeant Savanovic. 99 Hiiiiiiincu Lanqiiiiijns Brinij Ciiltum and Umlerstandinij E ach of the Spanish classes has officers, but those in the second year class serve for the Spanish Club as a whole. This year these officers were: Manuel Vidal, president; Judy Schroeder, vice-president; Leroy Hurdlow, secretary; and Melvin Edwards, treasurer. Mrs. Reyher sponsors the organization. Each year the Spanish Club sponsors a “Fiesta.” This year it was held on May 6. The Spanish Club voted to invite seniors who had previously had two years of Spanish and members of the Latin Club. The dance was held in the girls’ lower gym, and was enjoyed by all who attended it. Several members of the Latin Club repre¬ sented Emerson at the annual Latin confer¬ ence which was attended by students from all Cary schools. This year the conference was on April 23 at Roosevelt High School. The Emerson students led a discussion group on “The Study of Classical Languages.” Mr. DeLeurere sponsors the club, and the officers this year were: president, Joan Vo- kurka; vice-president, Clara Minelli; and sec¬ retary, Shirley O ' Laughlin. At each meeting a member of the club gave an informative talk about old Roman cus¬ toms and the classics. In this way interest in Latin was stimulated. LATIN CLUB Top left, front row, left to right: J. Stafford, J. Vokurka, T. Vlisides, M. Sayles, C. Konz, M. Garner, B. Jenkins, C. Minelli. Second row, left to right: S. Sayles, J. Stanton, S. Hen¬ derson, B. Borter, S. Laughlin, J. Friel, R. Trayber, B. Hutton. Third row, left to right: D. Sartoris, L. Thrasher, R. Conroy, J. Hall, T. Chandler, C. Cant, H. Binkley, D. Brugos, J. Laws, Mr. De Leurere. Fourth row, left to right: J. Rupp, R. Jackson, C. Jans¬ sen, R. Causvik. SPANISH CLUB Bottom left, front row, left to right: M. Elencik, M. Berta, M. Kottaridis, S. Cole, M. Kachis, M. Kraft, C. Valenti, M. Solon, M. Christman, R. Lang, S. Laugllin. Second row, left to right: Mrs. Reyher, J. Burger, J. Cockrill, C. Myers, C. Smith, J. Hampton, E. Babagan, M. Beard, A. Barnes, W. Fletcher, J. Creenwald, M- Nepsha, L. Short, J. Schroeder. Third row, left to right: R. Sowards, J. Kypreos, J. Cagiantas, S. Millick, M. Prokop, M. Edwards, M. Vidal, C. Evdokiou, K. Mosier, E. Jackson, J. Mason, B. Toth. Fourth row, left to right: V. Prasco, H. Thomas, T. Mercer, J. Demetrakis, A. McCosh, M. Villanueva, M. Rupp, C. Stockstill, D. Woodring, A. Sigler. COMMERCIAL CLUB Below, front row, left to right: A. Nowak, J. Rendz, M. Nobile, D. Jagiela, A. Zavislak, J. Klein, M. Wellman, P. Hall, V. Rodriguez, D. Cole, C. Alevrofas, S. Jones, J. Kane, S. Ross, J. Schroeder. Second row, seated, left to right: M. Ogiego, T. Lelak, S. Babilla, M. Dayton, J. Holmes, D. Davis, J. Cox, E. Eleffson, R. Kottaridis, Miss Rowe. Standing, left to right: M. Dziewicki, F. Manos, W. Landis, D. Rotenberg, L. Borter, J. Kish, M. Coulehan, D. Pichitino, D. Colubick, D. Spann, E. Kaplan, J. Thomas, M. McCosh, J. Evans, S. Short, J. Brown, D. Sullivan, D. Fox, J. O’Neill, C. Heistand, T. Manista, Miss Beeler. Business Wnrlri Material The Commercial Club of Emerson School is open to any high school student who is in¬ terested in the field of commerce and is able to meet the requirements. In order to become a member, you must have completed or be completing your second semester of commer¬ cial work. The prospective member must have maintained a “B” average in his commercial subjects. The initiation of the newly chosen mem¬ bers was held on November 23, 1948. The ceremony, witnessed by alumni and old mem¬ bers, was conducted by candlelight. Following the ceremony, there was dancing, and refresh¬ ments were served. This year the duties of the officers were carried out by: Sue Ross, president; Elaine Kaplan, vice president; Dorris Pichitino, secre¬ tary; and Charlotte Heistand, treasurer. Miss Beeler and Miss Rowe were sponsors for the organization. Every two weeks the club held a business meeting at the 12:20 hour in the cooking room. Several times during the year, special meetings were called. At the special meet¬ ings, club alumni and business representatives spoke upon the preparation and personal traits that are necessary to be successful in business. The main project of the Commercial Club was to sponsor the school paper, The Golden Gazette. All the editors, typists, and report¬ ers were chosen or elected from the club. During the school year, the clu b members took several field trips to different business firms to learn more about business techniques. One of the most interesting trips made, was an all day conference at the Chicago branch of Northwestern University. The students were very much impressed by the many busi¬ ness machines on display and enjoyed watch¬ ing the demonstrations. NEWSPAPER STAFF Front, left to right: Bill Lautenbach, Mary Kachis, Julie Kane, Judy Schroed- er, Cally Alevrofas, Pat Hall, Dorris Pichitino, Charlotte Heistand, Joan Brown, Diane Cole, Jackie Evans. Back, left to right: Dar- old Previs, Edwin Vician, Connie Bavdek, Juanita Thomas, Velia Rodriguez, Joyce Klein, Al Shipley, Dorothy Sullivan, Dora Mae Fox. TYPISTS Front row, left to right: Theresa Manista, Dor¬ othy Jagiela, Fay Manos, Mary Nobile, Joan O’Neill. Second row, left to right: Marilyn McCosh, Molly Dziewicki, Elaine Kaplan, Joan Rendz, Alice Zavis- lak, Dolores Golubick, Eleanor Ellefsen. OFFICERS Seated, left to right: Sue Ross, Assistant Editor; Danny Rotenberg, Editor- Second row, left to right: Merilou Coulehan, So¬ ciety Editor; Walter Lan¬ dis, Business Manager; Miss Beeler, Sponsor; Shirley Short, Activity Editor; John Kish, Art and Layout; Jo Ann Cox, Alumni News. Back row, left to right: Dennis Cately, Sports Ed¬ itor; Leonard Borter, Ed¬ itorial Board Chairman. Project - Guillen Gazette One of the finest projects to come out of the year 1949 was the school newspaper, The Golden Gazette. For many years Emerson pro¬ duced a mimeographed newspaper, but this fall a group of ambitious seniors decided that they would like to publish a printed paper for the students of Emerson. With Editor Danny Rotenberg and a cap¬ able staff, assisted by the Commercial Club, the plans for the paper began. The first prob¬ lem was a name. The student body was asked to submit names, and the final choice was The Golden Gazette. Immediately a campaign for yearly subscriptions began, and on October 1 3 the first issue went on sale. The paper was a huge success and every other week Emer- sonians eagerly mobbed the newspaper stand for their copy of the Gazette. Columns such as “Doc’s Dope,” “Who’s Who” and “Meri- lou’s Partyline,” became pass words with the students. The newspaper proved a stimulant to the students as they were invited to write articles for the paper or challenge any article appearing in any issue. As usual, the staff had their worries, but always ready to help and direct the students was Miss Beeler, the newspaper’s adviser. To help overcome the lack of funds, the staff sponsored dances, parties, and sold advertise¬ ments. The staff helped to sponsor the Cary High School Press Conference, and several members found time to attend the NSPA Con¬ ference at French Lick Springs, Indiana. Seated, left to right: Pat Hall, Eunice Eddy, Steve Mil- lick, Ruby Kottaridis, Richard Carrabine. Sold The Emersonian The sales staff, consisting of a group of seniors chosen by the annual staff, do much of the campaigning and all the subscription writing for the yearbook. This year fourteen seniors, directed by Dick Carrabine as sales manager, sold the necessary quota of 1949 Emersonians. To start the sales campaign, the yearly pep session was held in the auditorium. The mistress of ceremonies, Delores Spann, intro¬ duced the staff and the sponsor, Mrs. Madel. The editor and Mrs. Madel gave brief pep talks. The fourteen seniors who were to sell the book were introduced to the students, and Miss Newton, the guest speaker, told the stu¬ dents of the value of owning a memory book, and encouraged the students to purchase an annual. As soon as the pep session ended, the campaign went into full swing. Strains of “Buy your ’49 Emersonian now,” and “Re¬ member the first payment on your annual is due October 29,” echoed through the halls day after day. After all the sales books had been checked the staff announced that 465 yearbooks had been sold. Although each member of the sales staff worked hard to sell the ’49 Emersonian, no one was able to outsell Marty Aznar. Marty was tops with 112 sales, and he received a free annual. Eunice Eddy came in second with 76 sales, and her name was printed in gold on her yearbook. Standing, left to right: Kathleen Ega n, Doris Davis, Joyce Klein, Elmer Jackson, Dan Camplese, Frankie Connors, Bob Charlebois, Marty Aznar, Deno Kottaridis. Publishers OF Emer’s Story Every day at 1 :1 5 in the art room, a group of “eager beavers” were seen hard at work making layouts, checking the budget, and writing and rewriting copy. Yes, it was the annual staff hard at work. Although the staff wasn’t as large as in previous years, and most of the members were lacking in yearbook ex¬ perience, they managed, under the direction of Mrs. Madel, to learn the techniques of yearbook production. After the sales campaign was well under way, the production of the ’49 Emersonian began. The first job was to choose a theme and to make a working dummy for the en¬ graver’s and staff’s use. The jolly character Emer, who represents the spirit of Emerson School, was chosen, and the students went to work with the development of the theme and the scheduling of pictures. After the engraving deadlines were met and the pictures were almost all taken, the difficult job of writing copy was begun. Each staff member participated in this job. Besides trying to meet engraving and printing deadlines, the staff had to worry about the budget. To help raise money, candy and taffy apples were sold to the students after school, and extra pictures were sold in the art room. Although most of the staff’s time was spent in producing the yearbook, they man¬ aged to sponsor the yearbook dance at which the senior personalities were chosen, and were hosts, with the help of the newspaper staff, to all the Cary newspaper and annual staffs at the annual Cary High School Press Conference. During the Thanksgiving week¬ end, Mrs. Madel and four staff members attended the NSPA Conference at French Lick, Indiana. The craftsmen who helped produce the ’49 Emersonian were: Paul Vincent’s Studio Indianapolis Engraving Company DeLaney Printing Company S. K. Smith Cover Company Top picture: Editor Virginia Wolff. Middle picture, left to right: Richard Carrabine, Cally Alevrofas, Joan Sacketos. Bottom picture, left to right: Mrs. Madel, John Kish, Mary Anne Morley. 104 Editor .Virginia Wolff Assistant Editor, Picture Schedules .Patti Lucas Business Manager .)oan Sacketos Assistant Business Manager, Candy Sales ... .Calliope Alevrofas Above left to right: Mary Anne Plunkett, Virginia Wolff, R ' chard Carrabine, Mary Anne Morley. Sue Lowe, Dick Tid¬ well Cally Alevrofas. Delores Spann, John Kish. Mary Wellman, Pat Lucas, Leonard Sorter, Joan Sacketos. o right: Delores Spann. Dick Tidwell, Below, top picture, left fi Mary Wellman. o? m ? rT L P,C ; tUre ' ' e V° right: Pat Lucas - Sue Lowe ' Mar y Anne Plunkett, Leonard Borter. ; Sales Manager . Dick Carrabine Copy Editor . Mary Anne Plunkett Identification Chairman . Delores Spann Layout Editor .Leonard Borter Staff Artists .. )ohn Kish Brent Carpenter Layouts .Richard Tidwell Typists .Mary Wellman Junior Representatives . Sue Lowe Mary Ann Morley Betty Lieber 105 108 Left: Improving Pan-American relations. Below: C. A. A. Speedball— Jrs. vs. Srs. • TDoh Csr( J ' tSO a 20 t I , i lUt’ ) ' £vuvU B m,, 0 ijL l ;kW III Hlfni NMImW public library juO I - i• M.iiiiin im.7. ,r UDUl ' library iiiii inn in 3 3113 02805 2381 p p JK A . V 0 j i y % A

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