Froebel High School - Steel Dust Yearbook (Gary, IN)

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-- - - DL Classes of 1943-1944 STEEL DUST Published by The Senior Class of Froebel High School Gary, Indiana Froebel Answers The Call To Arms " War is costly, but freedom is priceless. To fj deserve freedom, we must fight to keep it. Free¬ dom is a thousand times worth all the money, r Tt all the effort, all the sacrifices that we must put into the struggle to win it. I know that the United States can count on its 30,000,000 young W Americans, to whom an unshackled future is particularly important, to enlist 100 per cent in our fight for freedom—by buying War Savings Stamps and Bonds whenever they can and by ‘ j_:-other thing that a boy or girl can the day of Victory. By participating CPUAAT O ATT XAT A T nt_I fully in this SCHOOLS AT WAR Program, they can tell the world: ‘WE ARE READY-ready for war, ready for victory and ready for peace.’ ” Henry J. Morganthau, Jr. S«N sr " ■» - " VicrroRM “tj " 2 ★ ★ ★ We Are Ready for War Will mgness Alertness . . . When democracy is at war, the students have a double task before them. They must educate themselves for the way of life to which Americans are committed, to study anything they believe worth study¬ ing, and do everything in their power to aid in the military defense of democratic institutions. Toward the war itself, Froebel students have devoted many of their able talents. They have had an opportunity to acquire knowledge and to develop the ability to think profitably for themselves. Our students were suddenly called upon to put our school on a war¬ time basis. Our willingness to participate in the war effort was shown in the amazing records made by the students in the Scrap Drive and the Stamp Sales. Our school proudly flies the V flag for our contributions toward these efforts. We have chosen to work for the war effort this year in every department and this record has been preserved in the War Log Scrap Book which won first place in the Indiana S tate Contest. A desire to help and a common understanding of the war effort have Resourcefulness made it possible for the students to adapt themselves to an advanced curriculum with emphasis on preparedness. We have seen the necessity for training the intellectual as well as the physical side of the students. We wish to work hard to win this war because of the things we are fighting for—democracy against tyranny. Many of us are leaving Froebel School this year and we have learned we are ready for the sacrifices to come. The sacrifices will be a privi¬ lege because in a free country all of us will do everything possible to J 2 sis; Z i .. ■ f- ■ ’ m t ! iSr ■■ £pr A dministration ★ ★ ★ MR. NUZUM A MESSAGE TO THE GRADUATES The graduates of 1943 face a world in tur¬ moil and confusion. In contrast to the situation of a few years ago there is demand upon every hand for your services and your skills. No longer is there fear of unemployment facing the high school graduate. The exigencies of global war face some with the certainty of military or naval induction. In¬ deed a number of the classes of ’43 and ’44 have already been called to their country’s service. For you who are faced with this destiny, it is out hope that your years of training at Froebel will enable you to keep your sense of values and will enable you to appreciate those freedoms for which you are now fighting or will soon fight The way in which you met your responsibilities of citizenship at Froebel will enable you to meet your new responsibilities. It has been our aim to give to you the very best opportunities to pre¬ pare yourself for the difficulties which you must now face. However short of the ideal we may have fallen, or however short of your best effort you may have been cannot now be mended, but we hope that your skills gained here may prove sufficient in the crisis. We expect you to carry on the traditions of Froebel wherever you go and you will not fail us. For those who will be destined to man the home front, we hope that your schooling here has provided the background of manual and mental skills which will enable you to fit into the war effort of this great Calumet region, that your faith in the ideals of democracy will enable you to carry on with courage and wisdom what¬ ever duties of industry and of citizenship should fall to you. For some of you, formal schooling will end with your graduation, but your learn¬ ing should cease only with the expiration of life. We would say to all of you then, strive always for self-improvement in learning; seek truth and understanding; neglect not the political issues of your government nor your duties of citizenship. Froebel School, regardless of the changes that time will bring, will always stand as an institu¬ tion which has helped to nurture you, will al¬ ways be an institution interested in you, and will always expect the best there is in you. 6 ★ ★ ★ Administration BOARD OF EDUCATION Seated: Loyd F. Burress, vice-president; Edith E. Dorman, treasurer; Edward T. Doyne, president. Standing: Cloyce A. Bowers, assistant secretary; Charles D. Lutz, superintendent; Glenn O. Rearick, secretary. Faculty ★ ★ ★ COMMERCIAL MUSIC Marguerite Gohdes and Wilbur Sherry Kenneth Resur and Adele Bohling Lee ENGLISH AND LANGUAGE Standing: Elsie Cooper, Georgia Bopp , and Kathryn Welsh Sitting: Frances Uncapher, Margaret Southwick, Mar¬ guerite Monahan, Eloise Brooner, and Leora Connors SOCIAL SCIENCE AND SAFETY Willis McAllister, Ann Jones, and N. P. Richardson PHYSICAL EDUCATION Hugh Bergstrom, John Kyle, Henry Mantz, and Helen West Malinka rill. ★ ★ ★ Faculty ART AND SHOPS MATH Standing: Val Aurit and Conrad Bergstrom Leonora Stewart and Orville Swank Sitting: J. J. Keegan, Grace Roberts and G. O. Bessler AUDITORIUM Standing: Florence Bernstein and Virginia Ewing Sitting: Kathryn Herriman, Margaret Labb and Beth Faun SCIENCE O. E. Fisher, Helen Mailath and C. H. Chamberlain HOME ECONOMICS Gladys Gehlert, Marguerite Williams and Dorothy Fagan The Senior Class of 1943 ★ ★ ★ t5t !% y MARY AMIGDALOS MARY ARGOSTINA F. B. C., Business Club FRED ARMENTA Basketball l-2-3v-4v BLANCHE AUGUSTUS Beta G. A. A., Junior- Senior Club BETTY BAKER EDWARD BARNEY Annual Staff, Honor Society, Swimming l-2-3v-4v F. B. C., Latin Club President, Sr. Dramatics, A-Capella JOSEPHINE BAYUS Alpha G. A. A., Homemak ing Club STEVE BELKOW U. S. Army, Tri-K, Senior Class Vice-President DOROTHY BERZICH F. B. C. Publicity Chairman, Froebel Business Club, G. A. A. MARGARET BOGYO F. B. C. Vice-President, Euclidean Circle Secretary JOE BOUZAS Board of Control President, Euclidean Circle TED BRONOWSKI ANNE BULDIA U. S. Army, Physics Club Alpha G. A. A., F. B. C. ANITA BURELLI Alpha G. A. A., Business Club ROBERT BURNS U. S. Army 11 MARIE CAMBA Alpha G. A. A., F. B. C. RICHARD CANNON Track l-2-3v-4v, Junior-Senior Club NINA CHAKOS Band, Alpha G. A. A., Physics, Euclidean Circle, Publicity Chairman ALBERT CHELICH Basketball l-2-3v-4v. Euclidean Circle DESSIE CHELOVICH Alpha G. A. A., F. B. C., Annual Staff HELEN CHRISON Honor Society, Annual Staff, Alpha G. A. A. Social Chmn., F. B. C. VIOLET CHRISTOFF Chemistry, F. B. C., Physics STEVE CIESKIEWICZ Euclidean Circle, Football 3v-4v, Chemistry DONALD COLEMAN Junior-Senior Club, Track 3v-4v, Football 3v-4v MARY JANE DANKO Annual Staff, F. B. C., Alpha G. A. A. LORETTA CORE Beta G. A. A., Junior-Senior Club MARY DAVIS Beta G. A. A., Homemaking Club, Junior-Senior Club BRUNO CORTINA Tri-K, U. S. Army ANNE DENESUK Honor Society Vice-President, F. B. C. Secretary, Alpha G. A. A. JOHN COSTAKIS Physics, Euclidean Circle MARY DOLHAY Annual Staff, Alpha G. A. A., F. B. C., Latin Club 12 LARRY DOUGLAS Junior-Senior Club, Football, Track 3v-4v J SOPHIE DRAKOS Annual Staff, F. B. C., Orchestra, Business Club TED DUDASH Physics, Football MARCELLA IDA DULLOS Honor Society, G. A. A., Annual Staff, F. B. C. MARGARET FEC7.KO Alpha G. A. A. MIKE FERYO Swimming l-2-3v-4v NICK GALLATIS Track 2-3-4, Band, Chemistry, Physics IRENE GAYDOS Business Club, Alpha G. A. A. EDDIE LEE GREEN Beta G. A. A. President, Junior-Senior Club EVERN HORACE Junior-Senior Club President, Beta G. A. A. 9HH MARGARET HRINDA Business Club, F. B. C., Alpha G. A. A. JOHN HUERTA Football 2-3v-4v, Band, Swimming l-2-3v-4v LOUISE HULUS Board of Control, F. B. C. Business Club, Alpha G. A. A. 13 MICHAEL IHNAT Football 3-4v, Tri-K, Physics IRENE JAMA Business Club, Alpha G. A. A. HELEN JANDURA Chemistry, Alpha G. A. A Physics CHARLIE MAE JONES Junior-Senior Club Secret Beta G. A. A. MARIE KOSTAS Alpha G. A. A. JOHN KOWAL Football 3v-4v, Tri-K, Band President, Physics MARGARET KIRLA Orchestra Secretary, F. B. C. NICK KOSTAS Tri-K, Band, Orchestra, President, U. S. Army HELEN KYROS Annual Staff, F. B. C., G. A. A., Business Club, Euclidean Circle LILLIAN KOMECHAK, Alpha G. A. A. Sports’ Co-ordinator, Physics, Business Club PEGGY KOUGOUFAS Business Club, F. B. C., Alpha G. A. A. ALBERT LEAS Senior Class President, Annual Staff, Euclidean Circle President ALBERT JOCUS Euclidean Circle, Tri-K, Physics SUE KOSIN Business Club, Alpha G. A. A. PAULINE KOVALCIK Business Club, Alpha G. A. A. WILMA LEE Junior-Senior Club, Beta G. A. A. 14 ELEANOR LEHOCKY Alpha G. A. A. Council, Homemaking Club ALFREDA LESNIAK Business Club, G. A. A., French Club Secretary GEORGE LONGAZO Band, Tri-K GEORGE MACKULAK Football 3v-4v, Physics, Basketball 3v-4v SUSAN METROYANIS F. B. C., Alpha G. A. A. HELEN MILLER Honor Society President, F. B. C„ Business Club, Alpha G. A. A. ANDREW MORALES Swimming 3v-4v, Tri-K, Annual Staff, Spanish Club CARL NAUM Tri-K, Orchestra, Band, Physics, Chemistry VICTORIA NOVAK Band BERNICE OLZOWSKI Alpha G. A. A. Secretary, F. B. C., Business Club, Physics CORNELIA OPRISH F. B. C., Alpha G. A. A. NICKALOS PAMPALONE 15 CORA PARKER ELIZABETH PASTOR Alpha G. A. A., Homemaking Club ZENKA PELOZA Business Club JEROME PIEGAT Tri-K, Physics, Track 4v, U. S. Army LOUIS POPJEVACH Basketball 3v-lv HELENE POULOS Orchestra, F. B. C., Alpha G. A. A., Business Club fra. JOE PRADO Swimming 3v-4v OLIVE PRADO Senior Class Treasurer, F. B. C., Honor Society, Alpha G. A. A.. Staff MARGE RAMUSACK Alpha G. A. A. Treasurer, F. B. C., Honor Society, Business Club Pres. TOM RISTOFF Euclidean Circle, Physics EUGENE RODRIQUEZ Board of Control, Tri-K, Chemistry Club, Band 16 HELEN RODRIQUEZ Alpha G. A. A., Business Club o. VIOLET ROGANOVICH Alpha G. A. A., F. B. C. MIKE SPAK Basketball 3v-4v MANUEL SANTOS Football 3v-4v GOLDIE SPALIARAS Alpha G. A. A. VIOLA SCHMITT A Capella ANNE STAMATELOS G. A. A. MAKIL SUt SK1.N 1A Alpha G. A. A., F. B. C. Parliamentarian KATHERINE STAMATELOS G. A. A. ALBERT STAMPS Board of Control, Chemistry GEORGE SULEWSKI Euclidean Circle, Chemistry, Tri-K JOSEPH M. TARY Senior Dramatic Club President, Orchestra, Physics PAULINE TEREK G. A. A. Home Economics, Home Nursing MARGE THOMAS Senior Class Secretary, F. B. C., Alpha G. A. A. NICK VASSALLO Band EVA VORKOVICH ALBERT VUCEKOVICH Band Twirler, Orchestra, Basketball, Physics Alpha G. A. A. 17 GEORGE VULICH Basketball 8v-4v IRENE WIELGUS Alpha G. A. A., Business Club EVA WOJCIEHOWSKI LUDWIG YELUSICH Alpha G. A. A. Publication Football 3v-4v, Chmn., F. B. C., Orchestra, Physics Business Club A DIPLOMA IS YOUR PASSPORT Pomp and Circumstance is playing. You are just starting down the aisle in Memorial. In a little while you will be given your diploma and thus “officially” become a member of society. What does all this mean? Where have all those four years of high school gone to? What has happened in all that time?-Gosh! how tempus does fugit! Then you get to thinking. Gee! Remember how proud you were when you became a Freshman—how eagerly you looked forward to four years in high school? How conscientiously you did your homework—well, for the first few weeks, anyhow!-Bugs and Biology, Equations and Algebra, and Grammar (ugh!) and English! You helped sell green St. Patrick bows, too. Shucks! If you didn’t wear at least eight bows you weren’t considered a fellow Frosh! Remember those Freshman matinee dances you went to?-Remember how all the boys were worried” about the “walls”?—But they finally “loosened up” and soon all you could hear was “one, two, one,-two” as the girls tried to teach the boys to “trip the light fantastic.” Ha! It’s a good thing shoes weren’t rationed that year! You’re halfway down the aisle now. Look! There’s your kid brother, a Sopho¬ more, waving at you. What did you do as a Sophomore?-You sold Easter Eggs of course-and weren’t Andrew Morales and Helen Wajagich king and queen? And say! Remember the Hallowe’en dance you helped put over? Remember the sore thumbs you all had from “hammeritis”? Not braggin’, of course, but your Sophomore class was the first one to sponsor an evening dance—oh well, I guess it just comes natural! Hey! This was the year our basketball team went down- state, wasn t it? But I guess a state championship “just wasn’t in the books” for us that year. Anyhow, you did have a lot of fun at Dairy Rich after the Sectionals Regionals, and Semi-Finals!! You ve almost reached the stage now—It won’t be long. Remember last year, when you were a Junior, you kept thinking, “Gee, that’ll be me marching down the aisle next year. Gosh! So many things happened that year. Perhaps the most important was the rationing of sugar. Remember how proud you felt when you helped at school because you were “doing your share.” Didn’t you enjoy the Junior play, “Old Yellow House,” that your class gave? Mrs. Burton directed it- remember? And remember the dance your class and the Seniors gave together in February? Its theme was “Navy Blue” and-why are you smiling so?-Aha! I’ll bet you had a good time afterwards! You’re on the stage now and waiting for the signal to be seated. Gee! I hope that coke doesn’t get hot before you get a chance to drink it!—or shouldn’t I have said that?—. There’s Mr. Nuzum giving his speech. He became principal of Froebel when you were a Senior—remember? And gee! this was the year Richie passed away. He was “tops”—you won’t ever forget how swell he was. But Fate’s funny that way. You did more rationing this year for canned goods—in fact, it was so important that school was out for three days. You had another “unexpected holiday” when the janitors went on strike—remember? And say! the draft really affected you Seniors — especially the Girls! Talk about a manpower shortage! Your class did its bit for the war effort in the Essay Contest it sponsored. The winning essays were placed in the school War Log and the winners received book- of-the-month club selections as prizes. Well, the last speech is over and you’re getting ready to walk across the stage for your diploma. You shake hands with Mr. Nuzum as he congratulates you, and you walk back to your seat. What’s that queer sensation coming over you?—as if you are somebody really important! Then you smile. Of course. You are now “officially” a member of society. Gee! It’s funny what a piece of paper can do—. 18 ★ ★ ★ The Junior Class EDWARD LEVENDA Vice-president =☆= Adams, Agnes Alarcon, Rose Alvarado, Anita Amigdalos, Gus Anastoff, Cecelia Argenta, Marvin Badovinac, Eleanor Bedgood, Maggie Beluschak, Bernard Bertucci, Elizabeth Bodlovich, Sally Bono, Ann Chakos, Penelope Chelovich, Zora Chornack, Barbara Chrison, Bessie 20 dk M Cieskiewicz, Anthony JL A £ Diamond, Georgia Domonkos, Olga Dudak, Olga hLz. ■ jui Fesko, Irene A O Gaboian, Florence Gallatis, Mary JL ft Golden, Arthur a. Goskova, Edward Goss, Pauline Goss, Wilhelmina S 0 Hill, Dora Hodorck, Edward 0 Hricik, Michael Ivancevich, Kathryn Jacob, Marianne Kanusak, Imelda Kapnas, Michael Kirla, Gloria 21 Kougoufas, Tom Krasnansky, Mary Krasoczka, Edward Kulisz, Phyllis Levenda, Edward Lozich, Florence Mandel, Florence Matau, Sabina Millick, Bernadine Mitseff, Dorothy Mitseff, John Molchan, Elmer V " ' - - Negovan, Martha Negovan, Mary Niksich, Anthony Novak, Gus 22 Pankiewicz, Eleanore Pannos, Constance Panunzio, Theresa Pappas, Edward Pavelka.Tony Pavicich. Mary Poncsak, Joseph Radocay, Catherine Rehtorik, Irene Reithel, Norman Robinson, Evelyn Roznowsky, Jeff Schevtchuk, Irene Sirko, Fred Skaltsas, Spiro Sosh, Helen 23 =☆= Tonetski, Leonard Zarik, John Tropp, Henry Wirostko, Marge Yorko, Irene JUNIOR CLASS HISTORY Our Junior year is finished and we are looking back upon the past and then forward to the future. In 1940 we entered high school, just another group of Freshmen and chose George Longazo for president. Remember how the boys held up one side of the gym at our two after-school dances—? (they still haven’t learned that the wall can stand alone)—and remem¬ ber when we persuaded the sponsors that we weren’t “too young” for an evening dance, it turned out to be the best one ever given? We called it the Mardi Gras. After enduring the nicknames of “Freshy” and “Greenhorn” for a whole year, we welcomed the idea of being Sophomores; the class elected Rudy Kovachevich for president. We had our Comhusker’s Hop and the Easter Egg Sale, which was over in two days because we were such good salesmen. Mike Kapnas and Martha Negovan were chosen as the Easter Egg King and Queen. Juniors! How long we waited to write that beneath our names. Tom Kougoufas was chosen our president for the year and under his leadership we accomplished many things. Are we the lucky ones!—the first Junior Class to order class rings and have individual pictures in the Annual. We realize there is a war on; therefore, we are selling and buying war bonds and stamps, participating in drives for scrap metal and rubber, keeping physically fit, and building up morale by helping Uncle Sam. Regardless of the unpredicted happenings, such as the falling of scenery and the breaking of the curtain cord, the stage curtain rang down on two successful performances of the Junior Play, Remember the Day. The Pow-Wow was a terrific success and everyone became “better acquainted” for the Prom. This was the climax of the year where many a heart beat more quickly and life-long friendships were made and broken as the last few strains of music died into the night. Now we are preparing to enter our last and best year of school, fully conscious of the great task that lies ahead of us, eager to absorb any knowledge that will enable us to do our job well so that we may become the better “citizens of tomorrow. " 24 ★ ★ ★ The Sophomores SOPHOMORE OFFICERS A. PAVICICH, Secretary R. CERVANTES, Treasurer M. LIBASSI, Social Chairman L. PIATAK, President M. MUNIZ, Social Chairman L. BOBRIK, Publicity Chairman The Sophomore war effort was the mighty Jeep Drive. The goal of the class was to sell enough stamps and bonds to buy one Jeep a month. Although they were a little short of their goal in some months, at other times they sold much more than their quota. On one occasion the Sopho¬ mores collected money for several thousand dollars ' worth of bonds, or one and one-third Jeeps. Many of the members of the class and former Froebel students are serving in the armed forces and the Sophomores were happy that they had the opportunity on the home front of making the job of Uncle Sam’s men on the fighting front easier. The outstanding social event of the Sophomore year was the Spring Carnival. Hundreds of tickets were sold, and music was provided by Jerry Maling and his Orchestra from 8 to 11 P. M. Ferris wheels, merry-go-rounds, a pop stand, splashes of color, and all the gaiety that goes with carnivals made the dance a gala affair. The main feature of the dance was the announcement of the winners of the popularity contest. The candidates elected by each class were: Freshmen, Alice Romanow and John Vucekovich; Sophomores, Mildred Fiffick and Rudy Alabach; Juniors, Marianne Jacob and Tommy Kougoufas; and Seniors, Olive Prado and Albert Leas. The sponsors of the class were: Georgia Bopp, Eloise Brooner, Glenn O. Bessler, and Wilbur Sherry. 25 Patty Gallinger Helen Gianopoulis Gloria Gonan Delmiro Gonzales Josephine Herchak Paul Kacmar Mike Kouskoutis , Donna Dralis Albert Krivy Albert Jaroscak Marge Jaroscak Andrianne Jollas J John Jones ■ o f , !| r Irene Ballog Mattie Booker Mike Calusis Robert Cervantes James Christoff Betty Cidulka Albin Chmielewski Garret h Cope Pauline Jones Frances Juarez Mike Kappas George Kozaitis Joe Kozma Theresa Lach Rudolph Lekar Mary Libassi Rose Lulich Dora Mackin Nick Magurean Ann Marencik Rose Marjanian 26 =☆= Ann Mayhan Eva Mayhan Peter Milanovich Louis Muniz Marge Muniz Pauline Morley Roger Muzzarelli Robert Nickovich P 0 Manuel Nova Joe Odar Andy Pannos Mary Paramantges 0 P 0 Julia Pavlik Daniel Pavloff Loretta Piatak Ann Ply Catherine Vaseloff Edward Yukl Chris Zaheralis Louis Zaheralis Margaret Zoumis 27 The Freshmen FRESHMEN OFFICERS A. ELMAS. Social Chairman E. BER7.ICH Publicity Chairman J. MICCOLIS, Vice-president J. KOVALCIK., President M. BEREA, Secretary E. PEPOFF, Social Chairman THE FRESHIES They were timid when they first joined us, these Freshies of ours, but they’re over it now; and they were ' ‘green, " but they’ve outgrown that too. High school was something new and it took time for them to adjust themselves. With everyone doing his bit toward the war effort, the Freshmen decided to start something of their own. They held a silk stocking drive and with the cooperation of all the Froebel students there were enough stockings collected to fill a battleship hold. Shy boys standing on the sidelines watching girls dance together was the only decoration at their afterschool dance. After the Grand March and refreshments, the boys were more at ease. Defense stamps were given as prizes to some of the dancing couples. At a later evening dance there were soft lights, sweet music, and cheerful decorations and the once inexperienced Fresh¬ men dancers glided smoothly across the floor. Each year a part of the Freshman ritual is to extend friendly hands to incoming Freshmen. This year our visitors were guided through halls and rooms in which they would have classes. A welcome program was given and a dance was held in the gym. The Freshman sponsors are Marietta Monahan, Margaret Williams, Beth Faun and Conrad Bergstrom. 28 -ft- Sylvia Cogelja Andrew Costakis Adeline Danko Mary Demeter Hazel Dobbs Helen Drop Henry Droza Ernest Ellison Angleen Elmas Sylvia Enoshel Helen Fekete Helen Fiffick Edward Keen George Kelcak Marie Kisylia Betty Kirla Bela Klusovsky Edward Komisarcik Anthony Korhel Frances Kovakas Joseph Kovalcik Peter Kovalenko Ann Koveck Irene Kozielski 29 Joe Krasnansky Eleanor Krasoczka Betty Krieter Stella Kusmerczyk Steve Leka Mary Leonard Jane Leone Leonard Levenda Pilar Lopez Ida Mae Lucas Gregor Luptak Joe Malocha Dorothy Marasky Mary Marencik Helen Markovich Alice Matson Beatrice Medved Francis Medved Joan Miccolis Diane Mihelic Robert Miller Alex Molchan Elizabeth Molnar Mary Ellen Neal Betty Novotny Charles Odar Daniel Oprish Dorothy Palacz Tony Paskewic Estelle Pepoff Isabel Pesko Peter Petroff Phil Pietrzak Jerry Polakis Betty Polito Andy Poulas 30 =☆= Bette Roberts Angeline Roganovich Alice Romanow Jane Sawa Mike Shendrick John Simko George Skaltsas Romana Slay Dorian Sobat Marion Solarcyk Albina Spelich Peter Stefanek S C: ik J Ray Williams Mildred Wilson Michael Yurov Nick Stevoff 31 Helen Chrison VALEDICTORIAN Helen Miller SALUTATORIAN MICHIGAN AWARD Girl MICHIGAN AWARD Boy CITIZENSHIP AWARD Girl CITIZENSHIP AWARD Boy SERVICE AWARD SERVICE AWARD Girl Boy The Annual Staff regrets that due to war time difficulties the students who received these awards could not be photographed. Please ask them to autograph your annual in the above spaces. 32 ★ ★ ★ We Are Heady for Victory igor . . . . • The students of Froebel High School are at this time undergoing an experience which is new. We have been in school this year while our country is at war. We have been reading about it, talking about it, Interest . . • . thinking about it, all toward one common goal—the winning of it. We have been thinking and planning while we have been talking. Our Courage . . plans include keeping up to the minute on what is happening. We feel • therefore that the things for which we are fighting, freedom from want, freedom from fear, freedom of worship and freedom of speech should ' Truth . . . help us to understand the issues of the war and the victory which will . . follow. Order . . . As students we have shared a pleasant duty in contributing many things to the Victory program. We are learning that strong, depend- able, capable citizens must mold the future of our country. Our nation Re fiance . . needs our help if we are to be citizens of tomorrow. The time to start on the road to Victory is today. Motives of patriotism will help us make a success of the work we are doing. A nation of strong, reliable Youth . . . students will lay the foundation for intelligent citizens capable of . . guiding the country through the crises of today and tomorrow. FROEBEL GIRLS’ ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Dne of the most popular clubs in school with an open membership consisting of 300 girls is the Froebel Girls’ Athletic Association. The ideal of this organization is to enable each girl in its membership to gain a truer, more practical concept of our democratic government. The F. G. A. A. is primarily a sports club sponsoring seventeen sports in five sport seasons. Besides stressing physical fitness, which is a decided factor in winning the war, there L has been semi-military squad drilling during class time. Our far-seeing sponsor, Mrs. Helen West Malinka, is responsible for the organization of these squads and the teaching of these military tatties. She has set an example which other schools in B Gary are following. H The G. A. A. has been prominent this year in many phases of war work. During the Yuletide season, we staged a drive for BBR fe servicemen’s Christmas gifts under the auspices of the American Women’s ' B L Voluntary Service. In collaboration with the F. B. C. we sponsored a defense stamp sale, in which the stamps were attractively sold as B . B boutonnieres, torsages, and hair ribbons. We weekly get-together high school called Co eii Night. The pair- flRB pose of this affair was to teach the boys to dance because this will be one of their chief sources of entertainment when they enter the armed forces. ' The grand climax of the ! year was the traditional formal banquet, held at the Hotel . Gary. To the Seniors, the I eml of their membership in the G A. A. four years which are crowded with many cherished jflHBl’ a 34 The G. A. A. membership consists o£ over 250 girls. This picture represents about half the membership. The officers of the Club are as follows: President—Rose Popa; Sports Coordinator—Lillian Komechak; Secretary—Bernice Olzowski; Treasurer—Margaret Ramusack. The Council Members are: Helen Chrison. Dessie Chelovich, Ella Georgeff, Marge Feczko, Eleanor Lehocky, Helen Miller, Louise Hulus, Olive Prado, Eva Wojchehowski, Zora Chelovich, Besse Chrison, Georgia Diamond, Olga Dudak, Irene Fesko, Gloria Kirla, Florence Lozich, and Katherine Thomas. Our sponsor is Mrs. Helen West Malinka. BETA G. A. A. The Beta G. A. A. is composed of 50 girls. They have been very active in sports and in war activity. A drive for servicemen’s gifts was con¬ ducted at Christmas and many things were do¬ nated to them. They climaxed their year with a Banquet held in Froebel School, and by a Formal dance held in the Girls’ Gym. The Officers of the Club are: President—Eddie Lee Green; Vice-President—Juanita Thomas; Sec¬ retary and Treasurer—Zelda Odolph; Social Chairman—Rose Sadler. PHYSICAL FITNESS FOR THE YOUTH OF AMERICA Physical Fitness ★ ★ ★ VARSITY First row: E. Barney, J. Demitroulas, R. Alabach, E. Beres, E. Kish, J. Huerta, L. Yelusich, G. Mackulak, J. Zarik, W. Terry, J. Kopil, T. Potenti, N. Fisher, M. Santos, G. Geras Second row: R. Bley, S. Badylak, E. Levenda, E. Molchan, G. Frankovich, J. Spanic, R. Dumay, J. Elencik, M. Ihnat, G. Taseff, A. Jocus, J. Toma Third row: Coach Kyle, J. Shaifer, J. Yuha, L. Muniz, F. Armenta, S. Cieskiewicz, T. Solivias, E. Pappas, M. Argenta, J. Kowal, L. Douglas, T. Cieskiewicz, B. Tasheff, R. Avilla, M. Feryo FRESHMEN FOOTBALL TEAM First row: Joe Hrinda, Paul Brown, Peter Petroff, Joseph Flores, Leo Arellano, Joe Kovalcik, Joe Hayduk, Andy Terek, Eugene Bronows ki, Andy Pannos Second row: Coach H. Bergstrom, Mike Souranis, Ernest Ellison, Louis Zahiralis, Steve Sovich, Joe Krasnansky, Chris Zahiralis, Robert Miller, Frank Kmetz, Henry Droza, Danny Oprish. Manuel Nova 40 ★ ★ ★ Track and Swimming TRACK Although many of the out¬ standing performers of our track squad are now fighting for Uncle Sam, the Froebel team will con¬ tinue to keep up their past rec¬ ords of sportsmanship along the victory trail. SCHEDULE April 3, 1943 Gary Roosevelt at Froebel April 10, 1943 Froebel at E. C. Roosevelt April 13, 1943 Hobart at Froebel April 17, 1943 Roosevelt at East Chicago Relays April 20, 1943 Froebel at Hammond May 1, 1943 NIHSC Western Division Meet May 4, 1943 City outdoor meet May 8, 1943 NIHSC Finals May 15, 1943 IHSAA Sectionals May 22, 1943 IHSAA State Meet First rot Second Third i TRACK TEAM L. Cannon, R. Williams, M. Biedulewicz, J. Toma, M. Papadopulos, G. Chandler, B. Gianopoulis, J. Jones, A. Molchan, R. Garrison w: W. Williams, A. Day, R. Jones, O. Wright, L. Smith, L. Levenda, E. Ellison, T. Pankiewicz, J. Blatsioris, D. Gonzales Coach Bergstrom, J. Porter, J. Baranko, E. Molchan, E. Evans, J. Krasnansky, E. Levenda, G. Frankovich, J. Odar, H. Roberson, P. Sanders w: A. Vargo, J. Spanic, G. Haynes, G. Manis, J. Pettigrew, C. Patterson, R. D. Cannon, D. Coleman, J. Haywood, C. Zahiralis SWIMMING SCHEDULE December 10, 1942 Froebel vs. Washington, E. C. December 15, 1942 Froebel vs. Lew Wallace January 7, 1943 Froebel vs. Washington, E. C. January 21, 1943 Froebel vs. Whiting January 26, 1943 Froebel vs. South Bend February 11, 1943 Froebel vs. Hammond High February 13, 1943 NIHSC Meet February 16, 1943 Froebel vs. Horace Mann February 20, 1943 ISHAA State Meet SWIMMING TEAM First row: M. Feryo, G. Longazo, M. Garcia, A. Morales, G. Berbas, N. Reithel, M. Papadopulos Second row: E. Teso, B. Bell, J. Huerta, F. Bertucci Third row: E. Barney, Mr. H. Bergstrom, A. Leas, P. Milanovich 41 Physical Fitness ★ ★ ★ BASKETBALL RESERVES First row: C. Dobrea. M. Biedulewicz. A. Blev. G. Taseff. R. Dumay, R. Alabach, R. Xickovich, J. Marjanian Second row: Coach Mantz. S. Badvlak, G. Frankovich. A. Dian, A. Vargo. J. Kozma. T. Solivias, J. Spiro, R. Kovachevich, J. Yuha FRESHMAN BASKETBALL TEAM First row: B. Klusovskv. A. Molchan. P. Petroff. J. Simko. M. Calusis, S. Bain. A. Horvat Second row: M. Somonis. R. Juarez. L. Zaheralis. J. Christoff. A. Yagenas. J. Hayduk. H. Feneck. M. Stroud Third row: F. Medved. A. Terek. J. Malocha. T. Paskewicz, J. Hrinda, A. Sandala, J. Kovalcik. H. Givens. M. Berta. H. Diaza. C. Zaheralis. Coach Mantz 42 ★ ★ Basketball BASKETBALL VARSITY First row: G. Dobrea, F. Armenia, B. Tosheff, E. Kish, G. Geras, G. Mackulak, L. Muniz, J. Marjanian Second row: Coach Mantz, M. Argenta, M. Spak, A. Chelich, G. Vulich, S. Bacevar, E. Pappas, J. Yuha There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.” Such hair-raising, heart-stopping Froebel Basketball games. the case in many of the December 4, 1942 December 11, 1942 December 15, 1942 December 14, 1942 December 30, 1942 January 2, 1943 January 7, 1943 January 8, 1943 January 14, 1943 January 21, 1943 Hammond Clarke at •Froebel Froebel at Emerson Froebel at Tolleston Washington (E.C.) at Froebel Hammond Tech Froebel Froebel at Horace Mann 30 Lew Wallace at Froebel 40 Froebel at Hammond Tolleston at Froebel Emerson at Froebel Visi- Froe- tors bel Froebel at Valparaiso 31 36 Froebel at Whiting 45 36 Fort Wayne S. S. at Froebel 31 32 Froebel at Lew Wallace 35 33 Mishawaka at Froebel 38 47 Horace Mann at Froebel 28 34 Froebel at Elwood 29 19 Froebel at Roosevelt (E.C.) 54 44 Sectionals Froebel vs. Kouts 23 62 Froebel vs. Gary Edison 39 55 Froebel vs. Lew Wallace 45 40 22, 1943 29, 1943 30, 1943 Visi- Froe- tors bel January 46 47 January 36 34 January 44 47 February 5, 1943 February 6, 1943 February 11, 1943 February 13, 1943 February 19, 1943 February 26-27, 1943 43 Health and Accuracy ★ ★ ★ THE NUTRITION CLUB Seated: M. Davis, K. Mikulich, P. Terek, 15. Augustus, H. Popa Standing: A. Phillips, J. Bayus, L. D. Kralis, E. Lehocky, L. Dziensla A. Robinson, Mrs. D. Fagan, sponsor “Food will win the war.” Using this slogan as a guide, the Nutrition Club was organized this year Its eighteen members were interested in wartime nutrition. Their chief project was the sponsorship of a Nutrition Center in the school cafeteria. The Center, a guide to good eating habits, functioned during the lunch hours for a two-week period. Girls from the club v hand to answer questions and distribute pamphlets containing helpful information o they also assisted small children In the selection of healthful lunches. Each girl part this project received credit for eligibility in the Victory Corps. The officers of the club were as follows: Katherine Mikulich, president; Blanche Augustus, secretary; Helen Popa, treasurer; and Mary Davis, publicity chairman. Mrs. Dorothy Fagan was the sponsor of the group this year. BUSINESS CLUB OFFICERS H. Chrison, social chairman; E. Georgeff, treasurer; M. Ramu- sack, president; Marguerite Goh- des, sponsor; B. Olzowski, vice- president; H. Miller, parliamen¬ tarian; L. Hulus, secretary. BUSINESS CLUB Seated: P. Kougoufas, S. Kosin, O. Prado, M. Hrinda, A. Burelli, I. Gaydos Standing: 1. lama, M. Argostina. Z. Peloza, R. Pop’a, A. Lesniak, M. Yatsko, I. Wielgus, H. Kyros, E. Wojcichoski, D. Berzich, L. Komechak, H. Rodriguez In time of war as well as in time of peace, the Froebel Business Club, which is composed of the students of the advanced shorthand class, strives to have its members go out in the business world as stenographers of better-than-average ability. To help do this, speakers in various fields in the business world tame to speak to the group, thereby widening the horizon of the members. As their contribution toward the war effort, they sponsored a “Coppers for Comfort Kits Day. This day had a twofold purpose: First, to collect pennies for the government, and, second to help the Red Cross supply comfort kits to the boys going overseas. Twenty-eight comfort kits weie Tteofficers arc as follows: Marge Ramusack, president; Bernice Olzowski, vice-president; Louise Hulus secretary; Ella Georgeff, treasurer; Helen Chrison, program chairman; Eva Wojciehoski, publicity chairman; Helen Miller, parliamentarian. The sponsor of the club is Miss Marguerite Gohdes. 44 ★ ★ ★ Progress THE AERONAUTICS CLUB The Aeronautics Club was just organized at Froebel School this year. Its members were students who were interested in aviation. Piloting, aerodynamics, aviga- tion, and meteorology were some of the topics studied and discussed during the year’s work. One of the club’s main activities related to aviation was a visit to the Gary Airport, which proved to be very educational to all the mem- The officers of the club this year were: John Kowal, president: George Sulewski, vice-president: Nina Cha- kos, secretary; Michael Kapnas, treasurer; and Sue Kosin, social chairman. The club’s sponsor this year was O. E. Fisher. AERONAUTICS First row: D. Gonzales, T. Kwolek, H. Kwilasz Second row: C. Pole, E. Yukl, T. Ristoff Third row: M. Papadopulos, A. Pavicich, S. Kosin Standing: A. Krivy, J. Kowal, G. Sulewski, A. Leas, N. Chakos, M. Kapnas, Mr. O. E. Fisher, sponsor GIRL RESERVES Gracious in manner Impartial in judgment Ready for service Loyal to friends Reaching toward the best Earnest in purpose Seeing the beautiful Eager for knowledge Reverent to God Victorious over self Ever dependable Sincere to friends GIRL RESERVES First row: A. Buldia, M. Skinta, H. Miller Second row: C. Oprish, B. Chrison, V. Rogano- vich Third row: I. Gaydos, R. Popa, H. Chrison Fourth row: M. Dullos, M. Malbasich, L. Komechak Fifth rote: O. Prado, H. Popa, D. Pittman, H. Kyros 45 Science ★ ★ ★ BIOLOGY CLUB First row: Miss H. Mailath, spon¬ sor, M. Balles, J. Peronto, M. Kutcher, C. Swetky, J. Steczyk, B. Kirla, J. Leone, H. Nalborczyk, S. Cogelja, P. Lopez, R. M. Bonis Second row: Mr. O. E. Fisher, spon¬ sor, A. Giorgi, F. Medved, A. Flores, E. Cardenas, I. Pesko, H. Giano- poulis, L. Honchar, A. Kalinich, V. Naidenoff, A. Georgieff, P. Pet- roff,, M. Nova, Mr. Chamberlain Third row: D. Bartal, E. Molnar, I. Kozielski, M. Kisylia, A. Feryo, A. Danko, S. Enoshel, F. Kovakas, O. Belkow, I. Ballog, F. Blatsioris, G. Danch, R. Yasosky BIOLOGY CLUB The Biology Club is an organization for the development of community health education. The special interest for the year has been the support of the Lake County Tuberculosis Association. In January the group promoted a dance which was most successful and the profits were promptly put into T. B. bonds. The April meeting was addressed by one of the leaders in T. B. Preven¬ tion and the subject was “A Proper Educational Approach to Local Needs.” The talk was supple¬ mented by films on the subject and the affair ended with a social period and tea. Regular monthly meetings were held throughout the year. This year’s officers were: president, Ann Feryo; vice-president, Sylvia Enoshel; secretary, Sylvia Cogelja; treasurer, Gertrude Danch. The club sponsors are Mr. Chamberlain and Miss Mailath. CHEMISTRY First row: E. Horace, B. Augustus, C. Parker, R. Sadler, M. Negovan, M. Negovan, E. L. Green, D. Cole¬ man, S. Bodlovich, G. Sulewski, Miss H. Mailath, sponsor, C. Naum, E. Rodriquez, H. Sosh, M. Smigiel, A. Stamps, R. Cannon Second row: E. Hughes, J. Herman, S. Cieskiewicz, G. Kirla, E. Gonan, O. Domonkos, H. Anders CHEMISTRY CLUB During this critical war-time year, many students interested in the importance of chemistry organized a chemistry club for the purposes of research in this great science. Under the guid¬ ance of our sponsor, Miss Mailath, posters depicting chemical warfare were made by the members of the club and posted in each study hall. A different viewpoint on chemistry was gained by lectures and excellent reading material in Science publications. Under the leadership of Eugene Rodriquez, our president, the club has made considerable progress. Other officers are Donald Coleman, vice-president; Eddie Lee Greene, secretary; Mary Negovan, social chairman; Albert Stamps, program chairman; Sally Badlovich, publicity chairman. 46 ★ ★ ★ I eadership and Precision HONOR SOCIETY Seated: E. Gonan, R. Popa, H. Mil¬ ler, A. Denesuk, H. Chrison, B. Chrison Standing: O. Prado, B. Baker, M. Ramusack, Miss E. Cooper, sponsor, I. Schevtchuk, H. Popa, M. Dullos, O. Domonkos THE HONOR SOCIETY Representing; the goals of character, leadership, scholarship, and service, the emblem of the National Honor Society is the keystone. In trend with the present times, the Honor Society stressed services helpful to the war effort to a greater degree than its social affairs. One of these was the upkeep of a war bulletin board dealing with interesting current war topics such as the illustrations of the proclaimed four free¬ doms and a chart identifying the uniforms and insignia of the allied nations. The issuance of an honor roll at the end of every grading period was another of its projects. This year its social program consisted of an informal " get together " party of the members, and the May initiation of new members. Miss Elsie Cooper was the club ' s sponsor. EUCLIDEAN CIRCLE First row: S. Skaltsas, T. Ristoff, T. Gilt, E. Evans Second row: J. Roznowsky, J. Costa- kis, E. Levenda, E. Teso Third row: R. Kovachevich, R. Stem- pak, G. Longazo, H. Tropp Standing: T. Kougoufas, J. Bouzas, S. Cieskiewicz, T. Zaragoza, J. Glova, T. Strimbu, L. Douglas, J. Goskova, M. Spak, M. Argenta, A. Leas, G. Sulewski, E. Rodriquez. Nina Chakos, Helen Kyros, Leonora Stew¬ art, sponsor THE EUCLIDEAN CIRCLE STUDIES AVIATION The Euclidean Circle of Froebel School, a club composed of third-year students in mathe¬ matics, decided at the beginning of the vear on a project for its contribution to the war effort. The members studied various phases of the vastly-expanding and extremely important field of aviation. Some of the aspects they discussed were outstanding aces of World War I and World War II, sight recognition of the different combat and troop transport planes, and the role avia¬ tion will play in the post-war world. Talks on these topics were given by members of the club at each regular meeting. After each talk, discussion and comments were made by the members. This year ' s officers were: Albert Leas, president: Margaret Bogyo, secretary-treasurer; Nina Chakos, program-social chairman; and Tonv Zaragosa, parliamentarian. Sponsor of the group was Mrs. Leonora Stewart. 47 Junior-Senior Club ★ ★ ★ JUNIOR-SENIOR CLUB OFFICERS Seated: E. Robinson, C. Jones, D. Hill, E. Horace, B. Augustus, W. Lee Standing: Mr. C. Davis, Mr. J. Watkins, C. Patterson JUNIOR-SENIOR CLUB Every Negro boy and girl desires membership in the Junior-Senior Club, one of the oldest organizations at Froebel School. The purpose of the club to is supply the members with social activities after school hours. Through such activities as parties and dances, they become better acquainted with their fellow students. The outstanding social affair of the year, the Junior-Senior Prom which was held in March, was dedicated to providing an enjoyable evening for those members of the club who would leave soon for the armed forces. Several of the members of the Junior-Senior Club have joined the ranks of Uncle Sam’s fight¬ ing men. Two of them are John William Shaffer and Robert Burns. John C. Watkins, past sponsor of the group, has also been inducted into the armed forces. This year’s inspiring thought dedicated to the armed forces is a prayer for our country. ‘‘Help us to keep the Stars and Stripes flying in a clear blue sky. God give us strength, hold our hands, and lead us through this horrid situation that confronts us; bring us to the mighty, everlasting field—V-I-C-T-O-R-Y.” The club’s sponsor this year was Mr. Chester L. Davis. 48 ★ ★ ★ •Junior-Senior Club Group I Seated: M. Wilson, N. Craig, A. Boyd. J. Jones, W. Jones, L. Watts Standing: V. Huges, B. Chipchase, D. Phillips, M. Mansfield, E. Ross, M. Wilson, M. Olive, A. Taylor Group II Seated: C. Parker, D. McCaskell, Z. Odolph, A. Craig, S. Sims, R. Cannon, M. Davis, M. Robinson, B. Terry, O. Fields Standing: M. Bedgood, M. Nunn, H. Boyd, A. Phillips, J. Thomas, L. Core, P. Rollins, C. Hart, G. Hayes, M. Thomas, A. Harden, O. Wright. E. Green, R. Sadler, J. Powell Self-Reliance ★ ★ ★ CIT-A-MARD DRAMATICS First rou : Mary Negovan, Martha Negovan, C. Pannos, G. Diamond, O. Romanow Second row: G. Barancyk, B. Baker, E. Badovinac, J. Tary, P. Kougou- fas, I. Fesko, D. Lustina Third row: T. Pavelka, S. Bodlo- vich, R. PepofF, O. KimofF, A. Dcne- suk, L. Gugliuzzo Fourth row: J. Poncsak, L. Photos JUNIOR PLAY CAST First row: M. Negovan. L. Photo; E. Gajewski, M. Libassi, M. Nego van, T. Pavelka, L. Badanish Second row: I. Fesko, M. Hricik, J. Poncsak, J. MitsefF, D. Maximovich Third row: P. Pietrzak, R. PepofF, J. Korhel, E. Levenda A CAPELLA CHOIR The A Capella Choir under the sponsorship of Adele Bohling Lee is composed of talented Froebel sing¬ ers. The choir meets every day dur¬ ing their noon hour. They special¬ ize in song arrangements. First row: D. Mihelick, B. Baker, L. Honchar, H. Dembicki, B. Mil- lick, A. Danko, S. Badlovich, A. Spelich, B. Novotny Second row: V. Schmitt, M. Nego¬ van, M. Negovan, P. Kulisz, E. Bad¬ ovinac, B. Bodnar, E. PepofF, A. Ramirez, G. Gonan, B. Kirla Third row: G. Dobrea. E. Krasoczka, J. Lucaciu, B. Bell, J. Poncsak, J. Tary, Mrs. A. B. Lee, A. Panos, A. Stemler, M. Jacob ★ ★ ★ We Are Ready for Peace P rayer E ffort A ction Charity . . . Enthusiasm A post-war world do we hear you say? As students, we look forward to a world that must and shall achieve a lasting peace. Froebel has been known for many years as The Melting Pot—truly American, truly democratic, with thirty different nationalities, several races, and many, many creeds. In our school, we have learned to work and to play, we have learned to live together in the spirit of unity and peace. The future holds many mysteries for us all, but there is one we know can be solved. As we take our places in that mythical “world of tomorrow,” as we turn our thoughts upward and onward, as we realize that our school has prepared us for a future life in a peaceful world, all of us graduating from Froebel will turn our hearts toward the peace¬ ful road because that is the path we have trod for so long. We do not leave the portals of our school willingly, but since we must go we will take with us the lessons of peace which we have learned. Froebel school students will be the leaders of tomorrow because of their education today. Whether the post-war world is peaceful, orderly, and well adjusted, or confused and disrupted will depend greatly on us. The lessons we have learned here are for life. We are looking for¬ ward to a world without tyranny and despotism—a world of freedom where each of us may achieve the personal goal of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. 51 Hoard of Control ★ ★ ★ BOARD OF CONTROL OFFICERS N. P. Richardson, late sponsor; Joe Bouzas, president; Tony Pavelka, vice-president; Doris Pittman, sec¬ retary; Jacob Herman, treasurer. The Froebel Board of Control gains the recognition of the entire student body because it pro¬ motes student activities and regulates school affairs. Under the guidance of the late Mr. Richard¬ son, the Board began its activities in the fall of 1942 by organizing its membership into com¬ mittees which were to assume definite tasks. The Social Committee was designed as an integral part in the Board’s functions. To it was delegated the task of keeping a calendar of Froebel School social activities, and the authority to approve requests of the various organizations for social affairs. The Booster Committee has confined its activities to the conducting of rallies before important sports events. At these meetings the students learn to cheer. The Building and Grounds committee had a special purpose. These students were assigned the task of conserving the front lawn of our campus. Trees and flowers were under their guid- To the members of the Hall Guard Committee the task of keeping hall order was given. This was an extremely arduous task because it required the very close attention of the members of the committee every hour of the day. However, it was generally felt by the members of the committee that their experiences and achievemens were worthwhile and the unpleasing aspect of the task was thus overlooked. Good hall order implies good citizenship. The uncontrollable ambition of the Japanese brought about the need for an additional com¬ mittee on the Board of Control, the Service Committee, which was to fulfill the Board’s wartime duty. The Service Committee collected the names of all Froebel graduates who are now fighting for the Stars and Stripes. Their names, along with the date of graduation and branch of service, were placed on a beautifully decorated and lettered plaque. The Board suffered a great loss at mid-year when their most beloved and respected faculty- advisor, Mr. N. P. Richardson, passed away. He was a source of inspiration for many of the undertakings of the Board. The Board and Froebel School suffered the loss of a good friend, but an attempt was made to complete the activities started under his guidance. Mrs. J. M. Cohen is the Board’s present sponsor. ★ ★ ★ International Relations GROUND AND HALL GUARD COMMITTEE First row: T. Pavelka, N. Stevoff, B. Bahus, D. Pittman, O. Kimoff, M. Papadopulos, C. Swetky Second row: E. Chelich, L. Hulus, O. Dudak, T. Gilt, G. Gonan Third row: C. Praschak, E. Goskova, E. Rodriguez BOOSTER COMMITTEE Seated: B. Baker, H. Popa, M. Fif- fick, G. Diamond, E. Beres Standing: J. Polakis, E. Yukl, A. Poulas, S. Skaltsas, J. Herman Band ★ ★ BAND OFFICERS Sitting: Marie Camba, Victoria No¬ vak, John Kowal, Nick Vassello, Nina Chakos Standing: Nick Magurean, George Chrison, Leo Arellano, Louis Gug- liuzzo, Edward Barney, Michael Kapnas Kenneth W. Resur, Director 54 BAND First row: H. Tropp, R. Massa, E. Bronowski, G. Pampalone, V. Novak, J. Gadbury, B. Cidulka, H. Markovich, M. Papadopulos Second row: E. Gajewski, G. Longazo, M. Camba, L. Chuckney, H. Mandich, R. Jimenez, C. Odar, S. Romeo, A. Roscoe, M. Kapnas, J. Kralis, J. Vinzani, G. Chandler, B. Beluschak, H. Cox, J. Toma Third roxu: ]. Flores, R. Dian, N. Gallatis, E Bollog, R. Buldia, Z. Chelovich, N. Chakos, C. Vaseloff, J. Pasa, A. Gajewski, G. Kirla, R. Hernandez, J. Macinga, J. Amidilli, L. Tonetski, R. Hernandez, H. Gross, L. Arellano, Li Gugliuzzo, A. Krivy Fourth row: J. Kowal, E. Gibbons, P. Chakos, T. Trembicki, D. Paveloif, G. Novak, N. Magurean, M. Terzich, J. Blatsioris Standing: E. Barney, P, Pietrzak, W. Chalos, T. Lodico, G. Kozaitis, E. Rodriguez, T. Gilt, M, Kutcher, J. Stevens, I). Thanos, R. Yasosky, N. Vassallo, T. Kougoufas, G. Berbas, C. Naum, S. Cieskiewicz, G. Chrison Twirlers ★ ★ ★ Standing: Eva Vorkavich, Irene Rehtorik, Olga Romanow Kneeling: Dorothy Kepshire, Ruth Pepoff Florence Mandel, Martha Negovan, Mary Negovan, Irene Fesko Kneeling: Elaine Tonetski, Jean Demos, Stella Demos Standing: Gloria Gianapoulis, Joan Poso, Veronica Kirla, Lorraine Komsha 56 ORCHESTRA J. Casko, S. Staythus, L. Yelusich, M. Kutcher, J. Amatulli, M. Zeffer A. Danko, C. Naum, G. Kirla, W. Poulas, A. Jollas, F. Juarez, M. Ribar, M. Maya, N. Hodco, N. Damascus, V. Smelko L. Honchar, B. Beluschak, P. Milanovich, S. Abrans, G. Kichelus, S. Matau, S. Amatulli, L. Arellano, L. Gugliuzzo, R. Lulich, E. Keleman, R. Kotlaff, F. Gaboian, S. Morales, J. Papageorge, J. Pavlik Standing: E. Vorkovich, B. Kirla, G. Poulas, E. Gibbons, J. Pasa, M. Tronowski, G. Chrison, M. Gallatis, M. Droza, G. Gonan, M. Kirla 57 FROEBEL BOOSTER CLUB The Froebel Booster Club now has an enrollment of eighty members. Meetings are held every Tuesday after school and a monthly schedule is followed. One meeting of the month is devoted to outstanding women. Each girl represents some woman who is now living and who is promi- Other meetings are devoted to discussion topics. The girls enjoy expressing their opinions on current topics. They gain poise and charm of manner by these discussions. Another meeting often brings speakers who are of interest to all high school girls. Our plans this year included speakers who are in some way connected with the war effort or who told of war experiences. A distinct feature of our club meetings is the presentation of an inspiring quotation as an answer to roll call. This helps emphasize the F. B. C.. a culture club devoted to true character development. To the best of their ability, F. B. C. girls strongly stress the finer things of life. Club activities are numerous. There is the “Little Sister Party” attended by every Booster member and her “little sister,” a freshman. A few other activities are the annual dance, Christ¬ mas party, orange week, annual play, May Ball, and our Ceremonial. Among our school activities each year we sponsor Courtesy Week. The purpose of the week is to remind Froebel students of the little deeds of kindness that are so thoughtlessly overlooked. As a climax to Courtesy Week, a Teacher ' s Tea is given. All of our faculty attend this affair escorted by a Booster member. The biggest event of the year was the Ceremonial, a farewell gathering of the F. B. C. girls and a welcoming of new members. But the Ceremonial by no means is the end for the graduating members, because there is a Graduate Booster Club which was organized to continue Booster Club work and friendships. The motto of our organization is “Build for character; not for fame.” The sponsor and founder of the club is Miss Blanche Liggett. F. B. C. OFFICERS S eated: A. Denesuk, secretary; M. Bogyo, vice-president; Miss B. Lig¬ gett, sponsor; H. Popa, president; D. Pittman, treasurer Standing: D. Berzish, booster chair¬ man; E. Gonan, welfare chairman; M. Dullos, publicity chairman; O. Sofiak, program chairman; D. Lus- tina, social chairman; M. Skinta, parliamentarian-historian ★ ★ ★ Culture FROEBEL BOOSTER CLUB GROUP I First row: H. Kyros, F. Mandel, B. Millick, O. Domonkos Second row: M. Negovan, K. Miku- lich, M. Amigdalos, B. Olzowski, M. Dolhay, X. Fesko, D. Chelovich, A. Kopcik, M. Negovan Third row: D. Mitseff, H. Beilis, M. Malbasich, A. Buldia, H. Miller, L. Hulus, M. Kirla GROUP II First row: C. Pole, O. Prado, O. Ro- manow, R. Pepoff, A. Samarzija, O. Dudak Second row: R. Popa, M. Ramu- sack, V. Novak, A. Wilski, I. Yorko, H. Sosh, H. Poulos, D. Perunko, I. Schevtchuk, I. Rehtorik Third row: I. Kallok, V. Rogano- vich, E. Wojcichoski, M. Smigiel, V. Marckes, L. Williams, F. Gaboian First row: M. Danko, M. Teso, R. Alarcon, M. Camba, B. Chrison, Z. Chelovich Second row: E. Bertucci, A. Bono, H. Chrison, I. Cougias, L. Cougias, S. Metroyanis, M. Marckes, P. Kou- goufas, R. Buldia, S. Drakos, M. Bain, M. Thomas, B. Baker, K. Thomas, A. Adams, E. Badovinac GROUP III Good Neighbors ★ ★ ★ LATIN CLUB Seated: Miss G. Bopp, sponsor, B. Millick, F. Lozich, B. Baker, K. Thomas, B. Chrison, G. Kirla Standing: M. Booker, E. L. Green, R. Sadler, C. Pole, P. Kacmar, M. Argenta, M. Spak, E. Bertucci, D. Balash, G. Danch, R. Jones, J. Toma Rather than a socially successful year, this fifth anniversary of the Latin Club marked a serious time in the club, for the members have been concentrating on the war effort. Every day a chosen person gave a brief summary of the news of that day with a short discussion following. Irt this way they helped build a better foundation for understanding the present situations and the peace that is to follow. For Latin class work itself, the members read Roman literature and studied the life of Caesar. This made the Latin translation more simple and much more interesting. The officers this year are: Betty Baker, president; Florence Lozich, vice-president; Bernadine Millick, secretary; Katherine Thomas, treasurer; Besse Chrison, social chairman; and Miss Georgia Bopp, their sponsor. SPAN ISH CLUB Seated: V. Mendez, P. Sanders, R. Alarcon, J. Kowal, A. Kopcik, S. Cieskiewicz, E. Badovinac Standing: I. Fesko, C. Pannos, F. Mandel, O. Romanow, Miss E. Brooner, sponsor, T. Strimbu, M. Thomas, D. Hill, M. Bedgood, C. M. Jones, E. Robinson Several years ago the Spanish Club was organized in order that the second year Spanish students could learn something about the many Spanish speaking nations. In 1942 and 1943 the Spanish Club members have been studying about the government and geography of the South American nations. To further the ideals of the “Good Neighbor Policy,” the members have been corresponding with South American boys and girls. In this way these Spanish students have learned many things about the South American nations that would not have been found in books. This small handful of students has helped prepare the way for the peace that is to follow, for they will be the good citizens of tomorrow. The officers are as follows: Paul Sanders, president; John Shaifer, former vice-president (now in U. S. Army); Rose Alarcon, secretary; Ann Kopcik, treasurer; Maxine Thomas, program chair- The sponsor of the group is Miss Eloise Brooner. 60 IN MEMORIAM » . ewfyw @$ivficiAdi n WORK Let me but do my work from day to day, In field or forest, at the desk or loom, In roaring market-place or tranquil room: Let me but find it in my heart to say. When vagrant wishes beckon me astray, “This is my work; my blessing, not my doom; Of all who live, I am the one by whom This work can best be done in the right way.” Then shall I see it not too great, nor small, To suit my spirit and to prove my powers; Then shall I cheerful greet the laboring hours, And cheerful turn, when the long shadows fall At eventide, to play and love and rest, Because I know for me my work is best. —Henry van Dyke 61 n r»?ij fv Uv ! pm ■til ITb 1 M |gjiti ' " " mcH Su V mi? « es ■■ tffflJr ? bf» • ; , $ rv i jfeiipl :, - «ii|ran w - w •• " YE2p ill w Jr v ' ' , tigjgbj HI v ill i P j m , ' m IM ?■ mh Annual Staff ★ ★ ★ Seated: R. Popa, M. Dolhay, D. Chelovich, M. Dullos, A. Leas, H. Chrison, B. Baker, S. Drakos Standing: M. Kapnas, I. Yorko, A. Morales, M. Danko, H. Kyros, Mrs. K. Welsh MEET YOUR STAFF The end of the year is here, and we saved the last page of the 1943 Annual for our goodbyes. Last fall there was much clamoring among the Seniors for “one more Annual.” The movement was lead primarily by Albert Leas, and, at his instigation, a joint meeting of the Juniors and Seniors was held. It was decided at this meeting to publish a 1943-1944 Annual and give both classes an opportunity to preserve their schoolday memories. The first semester the staff was very small. Steve Belkow and Manuel Saetes, who are now serving in the U. S. Army, and Albert Leas worked on photography. Juniors and Seniors will long remember how Steve, Manuel, and Albert kept after them night and day to have their picture taken for the Annual. Dessie Chelovich and Mary Dolhay handled records, statistics, finances, pasting of pictures— well, everything. They did each job faithfully and accurately. Irene Yorko, Michael Kapnas, and Betty Baker were considered Junior editors. A great deal of their time was spent in arranging schedules for pictures and placing the pictures on the pages. Irene wrote the Junior History. The staff changed with the second semester. More people and more work. Thank Helen Chrison for most of the write-ups; Olive Prado, for all the names under the pictures. Rose Popa did the athletic work for the girls; Andrew Morales, Marcella Dullos and Sophie Drakos for the boys. Mary Jane Danko and Helen Kyros worked hours and hours on the service and snapshot pages. They all worked hard to make Froebel’s last Annual " for the duration” a memorable record of your school days. We wish to thank Mr. Sherry, who often excused students from his classes to work on the Annual; Miss Gohdes, who “loaned” us her students and typing materials; Miss Williams for her generous financial contribution and her scissors; Miss Cooper, who graciously allowed us to use her library day after day while the pictures were being taken; Miss Brooner, for her helpful sug¬ gestions; all other teachers who permitted so many disruptions of their classes—especially Miss Connors, Miss Southwick, Miss Bopp, Miss Labb and Mrs. Uncapher, who helped with the Fresh¬ men and Sophomore pictures. An extremely large vote of thanks to Lucile Barker for handling all of our finances. Part of the staff worked many nights after school and often stayed late in the evening. Marge Ramusack and Helen Miller, who were not on the regular staff, came often, stayed late, and typed and typed. To them, special thanks. Now our task is finished. It’s been plenty of work, but lots of fun too. Yours for Victory, The Staff. All photography in this Annual by courtesy of Mr. Ehlen’s Photo Shop, Gary, Indiana 64 i i

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