George Rogers Clark High School - Powder Horn Yearbook (Whiting, IN)

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i FORWARD .march the Pioneers of nineteen forty-three. In this book we are attempting to portray George Rogers Clark at war—a fighting school, befitting a fighting student body. This year the Powder Horn has gone to battle, too. Be cause of war time shortages the annual is smaller and more compact. Instead of a mere picturization of school life, it has become a living record of what Clark students are doing TO BATTLE to win the victory and the peace and to make this country a better arsenal of democracy. We wish to thank 0. W. Bodie, photographer; Charles DeLaney, printer; Bruce Cowan of Pontiac Engraving, and Mercury Pictures for their kind cooperation. The Powder Horn is by the students, of the students, and for you. the students! 9 1 8 WE HEREBY .... this book to all the George Rogers Cla rk men and women who are serving and will serve in the armed forces of our country. The knowledge they have received will fit them for the services they will perform. Clark is happy in the confidence that each will do his duty. We know that they are the ones who are making this annual and all creative endeavors possible. To them, loyal men and women who are still fighting Pioneers, we pay homage. CLARK BOYS LIEUTENANT R. B. MIIJ.HR WILLIAM BINDER MIKE BRENKUS JOE BUROSH JOSEPH DERYBOWSKI WILLIAM FAGYAS JOHN EECH C.EORGE BERCIK EDWARD BLOHM WILLIAM CLARKE GEORGE DUBICH FRANK- DY’ORSCAK CHARLES EGGERS KEX.NETI I GARDNER CHARLES BOYNTON DON BOYNTON DELOSS BURK EDWARD DAVIDSON EDWARD DEMKOYICH WILBUR EVANS HERBERT GORANSEN MILTON IIMUROVICH GEORGE IHNAT EDWARD BAIJCO JOSEPH DADO JOSEPH DRAPACII VALENTINE DYC RSCAK NORMAN EtJGERS LOUIS EACiYAS JOHN FETZKO ROBERT FI SCHER IAWRENCE FRALEY STEV E G.ABOR AUGUST ANTIIJ.A ROBERT BACON BERNARD BALLON ALLEN BELL BERRY BF.RCAW MARSHALL BIESEN Class of 1935 RICHARD HAMAN ALEXANDER MALIK JOSEPH HANCHAR EDWARD MINDAS FRANK IIRONSKY WILLARD MITCHELL ALEX KOMPIER STEVE O ' DROBINAK EDWARD KOVACH ALBERT REGULY MICHAEL KO AK WILLIAM RIG.I HER JOHN ZAGROCKI JAMES ( ' .II.MAN WILLIAM GREEN RAY GRONOWSKI ALFRED HEIN MILTON KAPLAN GLENN KESSLER Class of 1936 JOSEPII MACNAK EMIL NAVTA JOHN NAVTA RAYMOND PACIIOI.SKI PAUL PORACKY WALTER PORACKY Class of 1937 NORMAN ISAACS ADOLPH JAKl ' BIE.I SKI CHARLES KAMPO RICHARD KAPITAN Al. KASPERAN IOIJN KITCHEN FRITZ KRAI LA LEO KUS FRANK LABUZ DONALD MACLEAN FRANK MICHALAK CLARENCE MIIIAI.SO WALTER MISKL ' S ARTHUR MIT(TIELL LODI NAVTA LEONARD NOVAK PAUL NOVOTNEY FORREST READY C.EORGE C.IRMAN LLOYD GUZEK JOHN HABZANSKY EDWARD HANCHAR EDWARD I IICKO ALBERT HOPPE JOHN IHNAT JOHN KANOCZ. JACK K API AN ROBERT KESSLER MILTON WICKHORSI CHARLES I.AUMEYER ANDREW LUCAS JOE l.l ' KASCEK FRANK MAGAR STANLEY MUCHA • JOHN PIVARNIK HARRY RADI OFF MIKE RAPCIIAK VNDREW RYAN ROBERT SAVAGE Class of 1939 PAUL BOYNTON WILBUR BUERCKI IOI.TZ FRANK BUJASKI JOHN Bl’KSAR LAWRENCE CAMPBELL JOSEPH CENGEI. C.EORC.E ( IIOVANEC PETE CONDES JOSEPH DICKEY MIKE DMITRUCK EDWARD DREW IAWRENCE ETON PAUL SHABI STANLEY SI IAEFFER HARRY SMITH JOHN SPISAK ROBERT STRAKER WII.IARD V ' EZEY WILLIAM POTASNIK HAROLD PRICE JOHN PSIKUIA EDWARD QUIGG WILLIAM ROEIIRDANZ WALTER WAC.ONER JACK WHITE JOSEPH ROKOSZ. MILTON RUSINA GEORGE SALK ' .A WALLACE SMITH ALEX SOPO FRANK WARGO JOHN WAYO HERBERT WEINER JOHN ZABRECKY JACK SO IMTTTEI. DICK SCIIROEDER GENE - ' ll! RIO RAYMOND SIEC.EL FRED STELOW IOIIN T1IACII GENE VOC.EL EUGENE VRANE HAROLD WARGO THOMAS WHEELER WILLIAM FECI I FRANK FISC HER IACK FOSTER JOE GABOR JOSEPI I GEFFERT BERNARD GIRMAN Page lot, DEDICATE 9 4 3 As we look up and see the flag waving serenly over Clark ' s green lawns, we dedicate our futures to that which men are dedicating their lives—eternal freedom, justice, and brotherhood. On these pages are listed all Clark alumni in the armed forces up to May I, 1943, according to the year in which they graduated. The list was compiled by the Hi-Y under the sponsorship of Mr. Paul Wilkinson, john Roberts headed the committee in charge of collecting the names. IN SERVICE ROBERT GOLDING GEORGE GRENCHIK RAY HMURGVICH CHESTER HUNTER IRANKJANCEK DON JANSEN DICK JUDSON VIIII | k MINSK ALEX KAPITAN NICK ADAMS LULL BALKO JOHN BECICH STANLEY BENKO CURTIS BUCK BRADFORD CONLEY JOE DOMINIK JOE IRJBECK BOB ELLIS DALE BANKS IOIIN BOBAI.IK ARTHUR BROW N CLARENCE BROWN VINCENT BUROSII pete choxanec sit.ni: coulis TONY COULIS RICHARD DUDSIK NORMAN EUBANK I Rl l) I ISIIER IV( )B ADAMS BOB BECICH JOE BELI.OVICH W ILLIAM BENNETT CIORGE BOBAI.IK S IT AI . Ill IKsAR BERNARD CHAPEK SAM CONDES IOIIN CUTKA BEN DANKO ANDREW DUBECK LIEUTENANT EDWARD DAVIDSON Al. KESSLER ANDREW ' LAKATOS JAMES LEE FRANK MACNAK RICHARD MARTINSON FRANK MASl’RA CLARENCE MIIIALSO DREW MILLER JOHN MUCHA JOHN MURZYN JOHN NANISTA VINCENT NOVOTNEY FRANCIS O’KEEFE: EDWARD ROHR I.ODDIE RUSKO TONY SHIMALX CIAYTON SMITH JULIUS SOPO LAWRENCE ITSCIIE DARYI. I RALEY JAMES GROAT PAUL GUNS FEN JAMES GYURE JOE IIABZANSKY DON JAMES PAUL JANIK SI-AMOUR K API AN Class of 1940 R RAYMOND KAUCIIAK RAY RENDER I IER BER T KLEMM MIKE I EDNA PAUL LITAVECZ WALTER MUCHA STANLEY MURZYN ROBERT PUCKETT RAYMOND SABOI. WILLIAM WHITE Class of 1941 BILL McNAMARA FRANK MIS LABAN FOSTER GAYLORD I RALLY WAITER FRITZ RICHARD GEFFERT S ITAT-: GYURE ALBERT KANDAI.EC W ILLIAM KEISTER ANDY KMETZ JOHN KOSTYO JOE KOTARSKI IuVERNE LEE ART MOI.SON Bil l. MOORE MIKE MRZSI.OCK JOHN PAVLOVICH DAN PAYLO JOHN POTACKY JOHN PUPJAK DELMAR RADEOIT FRANK ROKOCZ Class of 1942 RUDY GANDY ANDREW GIT IT.RT IX)N GIRMAN stea l: gwizdz JOHN IIMl ' ROVK GEORGE IIOI.I.ICK ED JAKUBIEESKI joe: jefchak WALTER KAMIN WAYNE KIRK JOHN KONTOI. HENRY KU .MINSKI EDMUND Ll-J ITO RICHARD LEONARD W ARREN I INDQUIST ED I.UKAC n-.K PAUL I.UKAC " SEK STANLEY MATONOVK II HENRY MU( HA IOIIN NOVOTNEY JOE PARDEK RIC HARD PERS joe: pukach ALEX RICHWAI .SKI BERNARD SPROGI FRANCIS STRBYAK ROBERT TABORY BIEL TURPIN MIKE VALOVCTN CHARLES WAGONER GEORGE YURKANAN BERNARD ZABRECKY EUGENE ZABRECKY WILLIAM SCOTT EDW ARD SERAI IN FRANK SillMAEA CT.EM SKURKA RICHARD SMITH RICHARD STUMPER NED IT I WING MIKE VALISKA JOHN EZEY BOEISLAUS RUSIN DON RLSNAK BOB SETH DON SHEARER DON STUDABAKER BOB YANDYNE JACK N’ASILAK RICHARD WAICUNAS RUSSELL WTIITENER ROBERT IOBARCZYK JACK SCHMIDT RICHARD SE:RAETN JOE SMITH IX )B SWETNAM DON TUCKER MATT WACI.OWTK MIKE WAI.SKO ROBERT WARGO FRANK W’ARYCH RUSSEL WHITAKER CLARK SCHOOL Look out! Here come ihc Commando ! . . Buksar. Faughn. Argus and Hudak of the home nursing class practice what books preach. . . . Commandos race through the zigzag course in record lime. . . . Miss Yocham. war counselor, interviews seniors girls. . . . Clark ' s band, student speakers, and assembly members commemorate Armistice Day. . . . Mr. Shanklin and Mr. Griffin. Clark ' s war counselors, talk it Page S v GOES TO WAR over with senior boys. . . . Clark s facility helps with rationing during that mem¬ orable week of free afternoons. . . The editors of the WGHSN and the treasurer of the Class of ' 42 purchase war bonds from Mr. Cox. . . . Hey. what ' s this? The hoys foods class. America s future homemakers and chels. working under the supervision of Miss Ido. ADMINISTRATION Certainly Mr. R. B. Miller s beaming smile has abolished the well-known dread ol the principal s office. In fact, to those who realize his genuine interest in student problems and the wellare ol our student body, he is known as the princ-i-pal. The first person new students become acquainted with is Mr. Ralph Cox. personnel director and chiel student counsellor. He advises students on sched¬ ules and credits, besides providing valuable aid in placing graduates in business and industrial positions. Mrs. Mabel Brown, the ollice secretary in charge of our too-lamiliar ninth hours, and Miss Julia ♦Jedinsky. stenographer, are always ready to care lor student needs. Another vital department ol our administration v is the school board, appointed by the city council. This group of men keeps George Rogers Clark in lighting trim. FACULTY In meeting the new situations and problems con- li " iiluig bun. the student has always turned to his teacher for guidance and help. Kspecially now has h ) found this same reluge a source ol enlightenment Miragement. More than ever before the needs knowledge and expert guidance to help him combat the power-loving ignorance of totali- nations. He has lound in the teacher a mselor to lie trusted. Our faculty met this responsibility with the finest iperation. (midance counselors for senior boys I girls encouraged a broader realization of just at the war would do to lorm their future. In the oils clubs organized by (acuity members means aiding Uncle Sam in his all-out drive lor victory ere not only discussed, but carried out completely. I he second semester brought an even heavier :hedule to the faculty. War time necessities pre¬ vented the securing of additional personnel, so the teachers taught more classes than ever before. New courses added to the curriculum augmented the regular subjects. Not only did the faculty give unsparingly of its time in school, but the teachers also worked after school and Saturdays on rationing ol fuel and foodstulls and forming civilian defense corps. By regular purchasing ol war stamps and bonds the teachers aided materially in the war ellorl. The year 1943 brought many scholastic, athletic, and esthetic laurels to George Rogers Clark. How¬ ever. our success was greatly due to the diligence and perseverance of a hard-working faculty. We arc strong with the assurance that when we leave Clark we shall be well-prepared for the future with a healthy body and a mind capable of making the right decisions. front to back: Mr. Nilo Hovcy Mis. Evelyn Girlson. Second row: Mr. Adam Decker. Miss Pearl Yocham. Miss Margaret Ide. Miss Ida Iversen. Miss Lambert. Third row: Miss Veva McAtee. Miss Corinnc Otto. Fourth row: Miss Laura Schad. Miss ■ah Booth. ,w. left to right: Mr. Max Beaty. Miss Harriet Lake Mr M. L Mullins. Mr. Joe Griffin. Mr. Edward Shields. ] Cunningham, Mr. Paul Wilkinson. Mr. Joe Little. Mr Howard Stevenson. luded in picture: Miss Jeanette Ferris. Miss Clellah Griffin. Miss Irma I lederick. Mr. Arvo Antllla. ' • Mr. John Shanklin. Miss Hazel Holland. Miss Elizabelh Lyle, Miss Joan Cougldan, e Sykes. Miss Carolyn Emily Johnson. Miss Martha Carter. Miss Helen Day. Mrs. Vera Walden. Miss Mary Scott. Miss Bernice Williamson. Miss Emma Bender. Miss Winifred Forsythe. Page Nine Forever above the America that is ours Old Glory shall wave—the symbol of eternal freedom, justice, and equality Torn and tattered, but still un¬ daunted, it waved above Pearl Harbor after the treacherous attack that marked the entrance of the United States into the greatest conflict of all times—the Second World War. Once again comes the reassuring tread of marching feet, marching to work, to war, to victory. Our windows are proud with service stars, our hearts are filled with thanksgiving for a country under God. Overnight, Americans became a unified, fighting people. We in America know that we are fighting for the inherent right of all men to govern and judge themselves. The peace we win shall not be tem¬ porary; neither shall we compromise with any totalitarian power. All our strength and might is bent toward obtaining an America for all people, a global democracy. To the Stars and Stripes we pledge our allegiance—long may it wave o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave! REMEMBER DEC. 7TH! ONWARD TO VICTORY Deep down in your hearts you knew it was coming long before the day arrived. Perhaps that is why you were ready when it came, ready to assume your new responsibilities with stout courage, firmness of mind, and un¬ daunted spirits. Certainly no class has gone forth from the portals of George Rogers Clark under such dark clouds as has the Class of 1943. Yours shall be the task of rapid adjustment to a changed world, of postponing well-laid plans of further education, as you become men and women overnight. There have been those who found fault with your determination to cling to a few of the light-hearted prerogatives of youth. Those of us who have known and understood you best had no such fears. Therefore, to the Class of 1943 from those of us who remain behind go our avowals of absolute faith, our feelings of deep affection, and our God¬ speed. JOHN E. SHANKLIN SENIOR CLASS About to embark upon the final road ol gradua¬ tion, the Senior Class of 19-13 looks in retrospect ' upon its four years of high school and seriously con¬ siders its place in the troubled world ahead. , As the freshman group of 1939-10, ihc class started its high school career under the capable leadership of Mr. John E. Shanklin. sponsor; Jack I lein, president: Pat Kennedy, vice president; Betty Sparks, secretary: and Robert Conklin, treasurer. As its first successlul social undertaking the class pre¬ sented " A Springtime Dance. " Led by Dick Eggers. president; Ray Molson, vice president; Lorraine Boness, secretary; and I om Cou- lis. treasurer, in its sophomore year, the class began the second phase of its high school career. As their contribution to the social whirl, the sophomores of 19-40-41 presented the novel and exciting " Mexicana.” During its junior year the class was led by I larry Sinolen. president; Lawrence Girman. vice president: Margaret Dubeck, secretary; and Edward Matusko, treasurer. The dramatically inclined students ol the class presented a humorous performance, Ever Since Eve, as their junior play, which proved to be highly successful. Nearing the climax of its, third year, the ( lass presented the annual junior-senior prom, entitled " Black-Out. in accordance with world allairs. Taking over the responsibility d leadership in the school and beginning their final year, class mem¬ bers were guided by Adeje Kaplan, president: I lelmut Becker, vice president: Lydia Kotarski, secretary: and James Pappas, treasurer. Edward Matusko was elected president of the student governing body, the Student Council. Climaxing its social contributions to the school, the Class ol 43 presented the successful patriotic play, " The American Way. and An Old- iashioned C hristmas Dance. Graduation exercises brought to a successlul climax the seniors lour years at ( lark. I he Senior Class of 1943 will face the war-tom world ol today with a firm determination to do its best work, regard¬ less of difficulties. And if the high school career ol this class is an example ol its hU.ure. ' the world will be proud to welcome this group.ol ybung " men and women into its midst. V- . Left to right: Mr. Jolin Shanklin. sponsor; Arlelc Kaplan, president: .lames Pappas, treasurer. I.ydla Kotarski. secretary: Helmut Becker, vice-president. ( UTE m .ima (ilrl Reserves I. 2. In in h ( lull 2: IW malic Club 3; The m.n .in Way " ; Arl Club I . 2. 3. -1. COULIS. THOMAS Football 1. 2. 4; C C lub I: Hl-Y 2. 3. I: R.-.I Cross 1. Ever Since Eve " ; I he American Way ; Wrestling I. CURTIS. ROBERT Irving High School I. 2: Ulln Club 3. 4; • ' The A c r i can I XlMINIK. CHESTER Catholic Central I; l oi.il,all 2; Radio Club 3 Track 3. DONIIAM. TRANCES Girl Reserves 1. 2. -5; Powder Horn 3: GAC I. 2. 3. 4; Stamp ( luh I. 2. 3. 4: Lat ' n ( lull I. 2; Spanish C luh 4: Red Cro-s I; Student Council 3; I lie American W ay. " UUBECK. MARGARET Girl Reserves 1. 2. 3 4: GAC I. 2. 3; Powder I lorn 3. I: Pioneer News 4; Dra¬ in „ I i r Club 3 Student Council I: Chorus I: Latin C lub I. 2; Stamp Club 3: " The American Wav ' : 1,1. Go« Dancing " ; Library ( ' luh 2. Dl’BROKA. MARTI IA Girl Reserves I. 2; Latin Club I. 2; Stamp Club 3; Pow¬ der Horn 3. 4; Dra¬ matic Club 3. DUDZIK. DOROTHY Girl Reserves I. 2. 3: Latin C luh 2: Red Cross 3. EGGERS. RICHARD National Honor So ciely 4; Loolball I. 2. 3. 4: Wrestling I, 2. 3. 4: C Club I. 2. 3. 4: Hl-Y 3 4: Lat¬ in, Club I. 2: Student Council 3: " Ever Since Eve " ; " The American Way. " EGGERS. WILLIAM Latin ( luh I . Trench Club 3 EIJ.IS. TAUGHN. JEANNE MADGE Latin Club I; Girl Girl Reserves I, 2. Reserves I: Debate 1. 3; GAC 2: " The American Way. " TISTROVK II Tilt MAS Tool b a I I 2. 3. 4; Bass ball 2; Stamp ( I..I, I 2. Art Club I 2 3: III Y I. Stage Crew 4. FORTENER DONALD Radio Club t: Track I; Patrol I. TURIAk DONNIE Girl Reserves, I, 2. 3, 4; Latin Chib I. 2: GAC 2. 3: Chorus I: Dramatic Club 2 5; I he American Way. " Pa X e Fifteen ( ' .ASLN ' K A. blssil Band 3. 4. GIRMAN. IAWRENCE Football l. 2. 3. GEORGE. GERBA. STEPHEN PAUL Latin Club I. 2: Or- Basketball I; Base rhcslra I. 2. 3; Dra- 2; Stamp Club I matte Club -I: Aero- 3. nautical Club -t: Stage Produrllon 2. 3. I; Thonil a " : T h « A m e r i : a n Way. " GOLDING. CORLISS Powder Horn 2. 3. 4: National Honor So¬ rrels 3. -I. Pioneer News I: Student Council 3. I; Dram a lie Club 2. 3. i; Poetry Club I. 2. 3: Orchestra I. 2. 3. I: Latin Club I. 2: Girl Kc tv, GOLDYS. STELLA Girl Reserves I. 2; 1 Latin Club I; GAC | cr I. GRl ' BBE. ROBERT Track 2. 3: lical Club 4 IIANCHAR. HEIN. HETCEI. 11 ELEN JACK ROSE National Honor So- Band 1. 2, 3. t; Girl Res ciety 4 : Latin Club French Club 2. ' ; GAC 3. I. 2: Girl Reserves Truck 3. I: Powder Horn 4: ; Glee Club Ufa Gw HOFFMAN. JACK Morton I. 2: Band 3 •!: Ill Y I; Red Cross 4; Pioneer News I; Service Club -I. HUDAK. IIINAT. IL ' LIANN HELEN Chonts 2; Glee Club C..j r | R t .»cr 2: Wall Dream " : Cross I. Girl Reserves 1.2. 3. 4; Dramatic Club 2. The Amcricar Wo; rodur- Pege Sixteen MILDRED C.lrl Reserves 3; Slit- dcnt ( ouncll I: Serv¬ ice Club I. JAl.OVEt KY. W ' ll.lJAM French Club j : Ra¬ dio Club 2. 3, -1. MARGARET Girl Reserves I. 2. 5 dramatic Club 2. 3 4: Forum Club I Poetry Club 3. 4 French Club 3. I IORDAN. KACOIIA. MARILYN I.ORF.TTA Latin Club I. 2: Girl GAC I. 2. 3, 4: Girl Reserves I. 2, 3; Reserves I. ( ' .AC I. 2. 3. 4: Stamp Club I. 2. 3; Poetry Club I; Dra¬ matic Club 1. 2. 3: Spanish Club " Eve ' The Since Eve American y " ; Pioneer News 4: Powder Horn 3.4. KAPLAN. . ELIK. KENNEDY. A DELE HERBERI PATRICIA National Honor So- •‘itrol 2: Radio Club Latin Club I. 2; Dr » riety 3. 4: Debate 1. L Latin Club 1. malic: Club 2. 3; Curl Reserves I, 2. 3; De¬ bate 1; Pioneer News 4: Powder I lorn 3. I: Life Goes Dancing ; Pioneer New: 4 : Powder Llorn 4: Girl Reserves I. 2. 3; Art Club 1. 2. 3: Dramatic Club 2, 3; Poetry Club 1: I .at in Club 1. 2: •Life I Xinring. The Way”; Student Counc il I; Art Club 1 . 2 . 3 . KOTARSK1. KOZAK, i LYDIA ETHEL J; Radio Club Latin Club I. 2; Girl GAC 2. 3. 4: Girl 3; Aeronautical Reserves 2. 3. I: Plo- Reserves I. 2. 3. 1; neer News 4 : Powder Dramatic Club 2 . 3. Horn 3. -1: The Am- 4. in Way”: Na¬ si Honor Society 3. 4. I KKAWCZYK. IRENE St. Joseph II School 1.2: Girl KRC. VERA National Honor Si¬ ckly 4: Student C ouncil 2. 3. G.lrl Reserves I. 2. 3. Ax l.ulln Cluh I. 2: Poetry Cluh I: De- hole I: Pioneer N I : Art Club I. 2. Si ai o Production 3. t: Pow der I lorn KRC MARK STEPIIEN Track 2: C Club 3. | I: Basketball Manager I. 2; the American Waj l-AMPA. LELITO. JOSEPH LEONARD Patrol I: Stamp Club R ar |j 0 Club 3, 4; Hl- 1. 2. 3. -t; Football Y 3. I. 3: Radio Club 3, ‘I: Track 3. 4. Eldorado High School Latin Club t. 2; 1. 2. 3; Old Re- French Club 3: Dra- s’e ' rVe ' i A, Spanish matic Club 2. 3: Girl Chorus 1. 2: " Waltz Club 4. Reserves 1. 2. 3: Plo- Dream : Dramatic neer News A: Powder Cluh 4: The Amcr Horn 4; Debate 1: icon Way”: Stugc Poetry Club 1: Life Production 4. Goes Dancing ; " The American W ay”: Red Cross 3. A. Page Eighteen I’AUNICKA. lOSKPI I I .at in Club I; Wres Mine M « n a g c r I; Trad Manager !: C Clnh I. 2. 3. 1: Aeronautical Club 2. POPPEN. POTUCEK. N ' DRUERT JOHN I • t i n Club 1. 2: ||j-Y 1: Aeronaulical Aeronautical Club 3. Club I; Patrol I. 2. I: Student Council -4. j : Radio Club 3. 4. PETRIGAN. PIVARNIk. ANNE MARY French Club 2: C.irl CAC I Gill Re POWELL. MARY Girl Reserves 2. 3. -I; Red Cross -I; Library Club -t: Art Club 1. $ Niy RA( .I.AN1J OWE Wrestling I: TlipV American V(iy. IV gy. • SABC I EVELYN National I lonor So cicly 4; Student Council 3, 4: Girl Reserves 1; Latin Club I. 2; French Club 3: Pioneer News 4; Powder I lorn 3. 4; Glee Club I. 2, 3. 4: Triple Trio I. 2. 3. 4; The Waltz Dream " : The Ameri¬ can Way. " Page Twenty I .ilm lull 2. 3: Red ( nm I Aeronautical ( lull I Ever Since I vi- ’ " IV American SAMANEK, SANDERS GLORIA HtTTK GAC I. 2 . 3, I. Gill N ' alional Honor So Rcervcs I. 2. 3. 4: riely 4: ( horn I. 2: Service ( ' lull 3. I: Glee ( ' lull I. 2; Girl (Virus I: Glee Club Reserves I . 2. 3 1 I: I .Vary Club 3. 4. Dramatic (lull 3. !: Student Council I Pioneer New. 4: P o w 1 •• r I lorn 4; " The A m e r I c a n Wej SCHUIIRKE. SEMAN. 1.1 ' CILLE IRENE ( ' .lee ( lul. I. 2: Bi¬ ology ( lull 1; Poelrv Club I. Dramatic ( lull I. GAC i. iPo Keene, ' " l . 2. 3. I: Chorus 2. SHEETS JESSE Bond 1.2.3. I; Pool ball I. 2; Basketball 2: I. a I i n Club I: French Club 2. 3: Radio Club I. " All ' INIAK. SN ' UVVE, SPARKS. ANNE BERNICE CATHERINE A.I ( lull I Girl Re- 1 Jramalic Club 2. 3; C.AC I. 2. 3. 4: Gill serve I. Poetry Club I. 2. ,3. Reserves I. 2. 3. 4 4: GAC 1. 2. 3. 4; R,-d Cross 2: Glee Girl Reserves I 2. 3. Club I; l.atin Club I; Service Club 3; 2. 3s Dramatic Club Student Council -I. 2. 3. 4 The Aineii can Way. " SPII.I.Y. MILDRED An Club 2; GAC I. 2 3. i SPJISAK GERAIJ)INE GAC I. 2. 3 4; Ait Club 2. SPISAK. SHIRLEY National I loner So 3. 4: Powder Hoiti 2. 3. 4: Dramatic Club 2. 3. 4; Poelrv Club I. 2. 3. 4; Art Club I. 2. 3. Gid Reserves 1: French Club 3. 4: “Life Goes Dancing " : De- Page Twenty-one Club I. 2: Glee Club 3: Spanish Club A. Spanish ( lub A: Club 1. 2. 3: Powc I lorn 2. 3 lie Club ! Mom 2. 3. Ai C lie Club 2, 3, A; Li- y Club I; Poelry : Hi-Y 2. 3. A : C Club 2. 3. 1 I: " The American 1 Way. " Wl IT. ROSEMARY In Club I. 2: Glee Mub I. 2. 3. -I: lAC 1.2. 3. I: Girl ★ ★★ NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY With. nineteen seniors and two juniors added to the National Honor Society list, the total membership included twenty-four. The three standing members, elected during their junior year, are Lydia Kotarski. ( orliss Golding, and Adele Kaplan, also officers ol the club. Corliss acts as president; Adele. vice president; and Lydia, secretary-treasurer. 1 be qualifications necessary for election to the society are: a fine character, qualities ol leadership, rank in the upp ler third of the class, and willingness to sene. Only juniors and seniors are eligible to become members. I he National Honor Society chose, in keeping; wilh its high standards ol merit, this purpose: to further the enthusiasm for scholarship, to promote qualities of leadership, to develop character, and to stimulate the desire for rendering service. The honor society was lirst organized at Clark in 1937 as a chapter of the nation-wide organization. It is considered a mark of distinction to be elected to its membership since honor students from all parts of the United States are members ol the society. Students elected to the society usually prolit by living up to the standards and the purpose. Anyone who tries to uphold its ideals cannot help but benefit by it. ( lark s increased activity in war work has not swerved the ideals and purposes of this society. The group maintains that its ideals are needed now. in the present time ol confused thinking, more than ever Observing the fineness and honesty of purpose which guides this select group, we can truly salute, doff our caps, and say An organization of such credit deserves and merits our sincere praise. I lerc s to the future of the National Honor Society!” Page T went y-tbra JUNIOR Living up to its re a very active year. I v of Mr. Joe GriHiiK fcpons Ir. aruj their fllass officers, Godfrey Ubd j sicUhtivlo Matis ice president; Janet Atchison. so. r rv; RicfWfd Snyder, treas urer, the juniors a mi pointed many of th hoo! s major events. L To start this active ye all-student mixer which . of better acquainting the Ireshmklvvith Mhe.„ the student body. Because the IresfmelF werftgli they were admitted free of cljjpge. rOtheryswn wishing to attend the party, for admission. At this all- ' ing played games and danced. Altfer lh freshmen were no longer tiirirl aud IiroA. were made J, feel a V hod; lnJandfLie lMt aV .lance for l M ...ontlv wasA-Un ,IL djll of the Junior Uq P vVjfain Ijc 1 y of tlx » members was sh.Vviijftv ■!! ' and ’(entertainment. As f -oft ial lr.JdK i ardjK,ended up.ft U .(Jme Snow I )riFt was I - , A hileft hristmas. with original of Af class. U the spring of the year they presented, under tW- direction of Miss Laura Schad, the light comedy, Y Page Twenty-jour Page Twenty-fit SOPHOMORE ■ the competent leadership ol Mr. Paul , sponsor, the Sophomore ( lass completed 1 successful year at George Rogers dark e filled by sports many boys went out fo or wrestling. The girls, too, I ligb School. They participated in hasketha At one of the earlier meetings the lollj.wingv ' bawling. To show their athletic ijilitcTsoiHfomores. Besides these students wereielected officers: George BuLsar.fyke K dent: Bob l nnetl. vice president: .Rumij’ ' lersop, Albert Antilla. treasulerW ; i JO lirst two yearidt dfirk. w fWu thesc mores participating in al lije schooLj us sports a tsadjfrf many okWie her of them went out lot foot¬ ed work and ddlerrmpyHbn nVad Basketball, as fitVjrtiost .fUsjes, f the sopbomords favojp p’ ' sports. winning hqiskelball team 1 Wophomote girls acted strati jj presented lor the , sonbwnores tqjung an active I .jjlam. thiS rffasjr Is ' bov u d .gid —an imp he Stfphomore G Work Andrew Ad. k gene Berdis. Lucil online Burosh Jcanelle ell. I ' d Demlong. Imogenc Ebe Robert Fasiang. I om 1 Girman. Eddie Gruener. Billet ! ' »ay Haskins. Melba Henning. Maril efdrski. AChuck Jones. Julia Kamisky. Magdalene Hlj w Beatrice Keeley. Berl Kelderman. Jeanr Kransky. Genevieve Krawczyk. Angelinc Krcmaric. )nh a muny llretir pro healthy i winning a war. i always outstanding Students Irom this and returned home beai- Jlark a very bright future sophomores. 1 ho Ball. Donald Banns. William Beckett, i Bugajski. George Buksar. Condes. Ruby Cook. Mildred Cranor. ich. Elsie Ericson. Donald GefFert. Elaine Gehring. Maybelle I la Hanusin. ilpa. Lillian Jefchak. Michael Jelchak. Jean Martin Kauchak. Barbara Kokajka. Lorraine Kosior. Mildred Page Tiventy-six duxeJL fcSj ; V • - • ' ' ' ' JXox 1 his year, as every year, a new group of green, timid students Irom our junior high and surrounding parorhial schools joined the high school student hodv. However, the freshmen didn t remain green and timid very long. 1 hey soon became adapted to high school life and began taking active part in school affairs. T he class was organized rather late in the year, hut this didn t stop the energetic little " freshies. Miss Bernice Williamson was chosen as their sponsor to guide them through their high school career. Olli- cers were elected as soon as possible. J. D. Schlatter was chosen president; Melba Johnson, vice president: Corlis Thomas, secretary: and James Mullins, treasurer. At one of the early meetings Mr. Ralph Cox. personnel director, spoke to the Ireshmen to better Page Twenty-eight acquaint them with high school lile. I le explained the value of an education and also told them what to expect from high school lile and what to work toward. 1 he lirsl activity in the high school career of the Freshman Class was the student mfxer sponsored by the juniors. In order lor class members to operate to the I idlest extent, it is necessary for the students to know each other. The student mixer w given for that purpose. Games were played, and ft the students danced at this party. Thus the Iresh men made their dehut into ( lark s society. The big event of the year lor the freshmen was their first dance. I he Swing Inn. given on March 1 3. This dance, proved that the Ireshmen were capable of assuming responsibilities. The originality of the class members was shown by the clever theme ilwm ' Miecds strong. (Sfttan Class did _ Besides physical jrarlicipated in ipated in foot- girls were members -pong teams. I»ers from the class, nding debate team. and the Ireshmen did as much as possible to prepare lor vacancies lelt by graduation. I heir purpose was to live up to Clark s reputation ol having superior 1 he Freshman C lass realized that there is a war being (ought and that it is necessary to have the help ol every individual citizen to win it. Besides the regular activities of each member, many Ireshmen did civilian defense work. T hey aided with the scrap metal drive, too. Their lirst year at C lark was a very exciting adventure for these once green, timid freshmen. 1 heir enthusiasm plus cooperation were responsible lor a very successful year. To terminate the school year, the class held a picnic. With its members participating in so many activities, the Freshman Class promises the school a bright future. Page Twenty-nine ORGANIZATIONS George Rogers Clark has always been noted for its wide and varied ac¬ tivity program. Some organizations provide entertainment and relaxation; others actually train students in war time fields; all provide wholesome participation, student fellowship, and opportunities for developing specific talents Regardless of difficulties that arose with the abolishing of the extra¬ curricular period at the beginning of the second semester Clark organizations have attempted in every way to fit students to participate actively in peace and war time pursuits. The knowledge gained in various technical phases of our outside activities enable students to carry out future duties. The values that they accepted give them the conviction that we must win. The brotherhood gained through contact with fellow students assures them that justice shall prevail. % v d U Z ARMISTICE DAY At eleven o’clock on November 11, 1918, the first World War was brought to a close. Each year at the same time we stand facing those vic¬ torious Eastern battlefields, silently contemplating the great sacrifices of a war which took all into its greedy grasp. This year Armistice Day had an even greater meaning. The lonely call of the bugle reminded us that we are in another great struggle to preserve that which we hold dear. We are building a firm foundation for tomorrow here at Clark. We are building a strong generation that will inaugurate a new and victorious Armi¬ stice Day, for all peoples. SERVICE CLUB BED CROSS As an important cog in this school s relationship to the war effort, the Service Club has proved very eff ective since its inauguration two years ago. Under the joint sponsorship of Mr. Howard Stevenson and Miss Ellen Yiney. this organization has taken charge of supervising the lunch hour lor the grade school children. Such supervision has enabled mothers in the community to work at various war jobs without having to worry about the rare of their children during the noon hour. There are no officers in the Service Club, since every member carries an equal share ol responsibility in the work and undertakings ol the organization. Though it receives little credit, this club performs an invaluable service to the school. Probably the most outstanding organization at Clark Irom the standpoint of direct aid in the war effort is the Junior Red Cross, led by its joint spon¬ sors. Mrs. Vera Walden and Miss Louise Sykes. Since the reorganization ol the Junior Red Cross last fall, the members have undertaken many types of work, from making bedroom slippers, bathrobes, scrap-books, tin-can ash trays, and checkerboards, to rolling bandages, and aiding the Senior Red ( ross. Officers of the ( lark Red ( ross chapter are Oralie Herbert, president; Dorothy Patrick, vice- president; Betty ( omstock. secretary; and Rose Klim, treasurer. Tom Letcher brought special recognition to Clark when he was elected to the vice-presiden y of the city-wide Junior Red Cross Council. RED CROSS Bad row. left to right: Martian. Ilin.it. Mrs. Vera Walden. First row: Vrabely. Don- ham. Browning. Atchison. Sniolen. I.ce. Schroer. Biel. Peters. Ducommun. SLiha. Koch. Kneeling: I. etcher. Canner P.-II Klun Patrick. Her bert. Stretchers: Willlg. Saliga. Page Thirty-two IWn I. Slu-a, . Cadwell. Ishcrg. Wampler. Moore. Second row: I’lemich. Malls, Ewbank, Ihnal. Rob¬ erts. Nettles. Spanish. Swanson. Crcswell. Third row: Cravens. Wirtz. Whelan, Mollcrshaw. I Vmkovlch, l.abda. Schroer. Poracky. Front: Coulis. Bauer. I.emert. Kilduski. Gerba. Mr. Paul Wilkinson. Left branch, front to bach: Potucek. Turpin. O ' Drob inak, Smolen. Whyte. Letcher. Buehlcr. I.elilo. Eggers. Right branch, front to back: Muldoon. Flslrovich. Hodman. Pappas. Wagner. Molson. Miller. Albright. n-A c-A A. Hl-Y k " To create, maintain and extend throughout the school and community high standards of Christian living " was adopted as the theme and purpose of the current fli-Y organization. With this aim in mind, every hoy belonging to the club was sincere in his cllorts to establish for himself a firm, moral character. The platform of " clean speech, clean sportsmanship, and clean living” was a benefiting factor in carrying out this theme. Hi-Y members have long been known as out¬ standing students, since their organization has come to he regarded as one of the most active in the school. Their many activities included devotional meet¬ ings at which various religious speakers took pait. Discussions and round tables in which the members themselves participated served to emphasize the ideals of the club. The biggest project which the club undertook was the magazine subscription drive. This drive was de¬ signed principally to make enough money to secure an alumni service men honor roll. The honor roll plaque, designed in walnut and gold to match the furnishings of the main hall, was estimated at ap¬ proximately $500. Raising the money to support this project was the object of the magazine diive. Other services which this organization rendered to the school were presenting an interesting and educational assembly to the students in the speaker from the Curtis Publishing C ompany, whose topic was " How to Sell, and another assembly which featured a movie. " The Last Days of Pompeii. ’ It also presented the annual Hi-Y Get-Together Dance, a popular activity with the students, at the com¬ mencement of the school term. The greatest achievement of the club, according to Hi-Y members, is its amazing growth in the short time it has been organized. Early history of the club dates back to 1938. its first year at Clark. It is affiliated with the T MCA and acts as a junior branch of this nationally known organization. Leaders of the Hi- ' l lor the year 1942-43 were. Tom Coulis. president: Donald Bauer, vice president; Tom Wagner, secretary: and Rudolph Plemich. treasurer. Mr. Paul Wilkinson was sponsor. GIRL RESERVES The sign of the blue triangle within a circle meant more this year than any other year in the past, perhaps even since Girl Reserve clubs lirst were organized. As always, the aim and purpose of the club was to serve — whatever or whoever needed service. During war time Girl Reserves found a desperate need for their help. The club as a whfile gave iinar rial aid to the Red Cross, the USO, jf ' ' Chest, and the Carmelite C Because there was in the school curricului was shifted. Thus Cjir|f were held alter scbjf to Girl Reserve prjj Bernice Willia ing wa clothes, on conserving meeting a radio 1 are doing during singing and a Christmas play composed the programs. However, the social side could not be neglected, lor morale plays a vitally important part in winning the war. Girl Reserve parties were held; the annual mixer with the Hi-Y was another social event ol prime importance. I his, as always, was a success, because it stimidated a leeling of cooperation be¬ tween the two clubs. In autumn the lirst social event of the year took place,} the annual candlelighting service at which ribers took their places in the circle of light, mg the year monthly rrujetings ol the officers mond High. Tech, and Clark took I place at " A in Hammond, with the a (pen house was h Each Christm spread cheer by ci tion; and the girls various public bu In spring acquaint Council, GIRI. RESERVES Top row. left to right: Econ- omou, Donham. Austin. Bowman. Dubeck. Car¬ michael. Dugan. Campbell. Arendas. Joyce Cannells. Third row: Berdis. Argus. Cross. Bubash, Phyllis Can- nells. Burosh. Atchison. Emolovich. Eggcrs. Second row: Ericson. Ba¬ rilla. Blastick. Miss Marga¬ ret Ide. Bonczyk. Bauer. Beckett. Badankovlch. First row: Bryant. Demlong. Bunchek. Cigrand. Diacck. Top row. left to right: Gu- zek. Hanusin. Hoyda. Anna belle C.illin. Hansen. Julia K.unin.U la!.ky Hus benclte. Horvath. Third row: Jacqueline Hu- dak. Grencliik. Ilcnrickson. Grind le. Fisher. Hermann. Heli el. Magdalen Kaminsky. Second row: Fedorko. li.« kins. Maehellc GilTin. French. Miss Emilv Johnson. Gnass. Hanula. Gehring. First row: Juliann Hudak. Furiak. Herbert. Henning. Kokajka. Pig,- Thirty-fo practice was begun last year ' and proved to be so well-liked that it was continued this year. Dccora- theme, entprjfainment, and all brought out the thought oj spuj g and " Mother’s Day. Also in that seasrii fpn ne the party lor senior Girl Reserves. uijnded Series ol activities, con- Ijy. and mentally, the Girl with these girls as ollicers: l.ydia Kolarski, president; Ingeborg l ange, vice presi dent: Imogene Eherly, secretary; Marian larr. treas¬ urer: Margaret Dubeck and Janet Atchison, members- at-large Miss Ida Iversen was chief sponsor, and other teachers acted as sponsors lor the various meet- I hey were Miss Emily Johnson. Miss Bernice Williamson Idc Miss Leah Booth, and Miss Margaret S- ' wy t’.IKL RESERVES Top row. left to right: Mil ler. Marius. Komp.er, Kail, loen Letcher. Malaiinla. Irene Mateja. Klcpa It. Ku lowski. Barbara Mateja. Mc- Campbell. Third row: Krawczyk. Lam pa. Lippic. Lissy. Kvd ff. Kashak. Jeanette Letcher. Kulcuch. Krcmaric, Murzyn. Second row: Marjorie Log- erherg. I-ango. Kozak. Mis- Ida Iversen. Kolarski. Shir- h ’ l agerberg. L u b c c k . First row: Ann Kaccr. Ka¬ minsky. Amelia K accr. Krc. Kosior. Koval. Kleiber. Top row. left to right: Pas- toreik. Rocsch. S t r a k e y . Sikla. Sztukowski. Opat. Marie Pardek. Rusnak Ny- land. I bird row: Smith. Jenkins. Margaret Pardek. Pavlovich, Potucek. Ragland. Quinn. ' Smttlni.iL P-t[)|t.i Second row : Kaminsky. Snowe. Sparks. Krawczyk. Miss Bernice Williamson. Marian Miscb. Florence Misch. Palagyi. I ' irst row. Sanders. Studa baker. Sluder. Pearson. Horst. Nelson. Powell. Top row. left to right Vrabely. Ball. Root. Verta . Scblater. Cbarlvne Williams. Wayo. Schlatter. f nl ko. Third row: Flmira Wil¬ liams. Snell. Slrbjak. Sclimil- tel. Kessler. Potucek. Wil¬ son, Zvijak. Dorothy Tumi dalsky. Vatcoskay. Second row: Vandenbcrg. Thomas. Smutniak. Smolen. Miss Leah Booth. Samek. Purinton. Seliger. First row Tucker. Tarr. ater. Durand. S k u r k a . Saunders. Magdalene Tumi dalsky. Tobias. Page Thirty‘five PATROL 80 YS The soldier on the home Iront is as important as the soldier shouldering a gun at wai. Both object¬ ives are to fight foes: one, a foe of weapons and ammunition: the other, a foe of carelessness and death by accident. The distinction in uniform is tha contrasting khaki and navy blue with the white cross and belt of the patrol boys. The war against auto accidents and death cas¬ ualties has long been the aim of this group, but it considers its purpose doubly important in the troubled times we are now confronting. " To protect the home front and guide pedestrians to safety, to put above our personal safety that of others, " was the aim established by the Patrol Boys when the school term began. Duties of the Patrol Boys consisted of helping smaller children cross the streets safely, patrolling the halls at noon, and helping to maintain order at football games. One of the duties of the patrol boy is to be on his corner regardless of weather conditions. This particular duty, considered the hardest by many of the members, was fulfilled by each patrol boy. Patrol letters were secured by the members through regular work, which earned them this award. After serving a full year in active patrol duty or one-half year of double duty, a hoy was entitled to a letter. Elective captains were chosen as the only officers for the Patrol Boys here at Clark. The duties of these captains were to preside at the ollicial meetings of the patrol and to carry out any business which might arise. Mr. M. L. Mullins and Mr. Howard Stevenson acted as sponsors of the group. Baric row. left to right: Os- horn. Wampler. Guilder l.inquist. Schroer. Sehrocd er. Creswell. Second row: Smith, Jlnimv Mullins. Gustafson. Guzel. Hunter. Kolcnsr. Mur yn. Simula. Front row: Mr. M. I Mid lins. Bolsley. FeUltf). Bade row. left to Blahunka. Mitchell. I Sislca. Pctkovlch. Wagm Mr. I Inward Stevenso Fritz, Grahner. John Srlrai la. Kcnder. Second row : Finery. Powe Kulpa. Drevyanko. Clarcm Dorn long George Sc Irani Loudenher. F.d Dcmlon Krisloll. Kneeling between r o w : .ill. Page Thirty-Six STUDENT COUNCIL I o fulfill the needs of any active group of individuals a governing body must exist. This gov¬ erning body must art as mediator coordinator, and stimulator to bring out the best unities of the group. Allerting every one of us tc yj tlje problem and is gradually being Clark Ibis gruupKoymdn idiujj (fas been selected as the nucleus ojTIhe potetiwM leaders ol the future. In this ciimj ' l «n ' iQ mJa rs perform many duties, all of whicraijbint to a stimulation of student activity. I heyf re ehiApn a representative basis, truly indicative kildtMjr princibles and aims. At the begin¬ ning of the sfhool leri J tudents nominated potential candidates Qprough home room balloting. These in turn were voted on and elected members of the council. In past years the council was composed of various committees such as assembly, magnavox, and locker committees: but this system has since been elimi¬ nated. A more direct method of dealing with student problems has been adopted. Any situations requiring consideration by the council are now placed before the entire gtoup. During the past year the Student Council has been active in many allairs. It sponsored several as¬ semblies. and members of its group served on an assembly committee lor the entire year. This com¬ mittee planned and worked out almost the entire schedule for the year. Barbara Argus acted as chair¬ man. and Miss Leah Booth was sponsor. Discussions in regularly held meetings and award¬ ing of scholarship letters were other activities that the council undertook. The topics discussed involved many current problems ol student life. One of the more prominent ones was trying to decide the benefits of awarding scholarship letters. Whether such a practice was wise and leasihle in limes of s,u J0» men gave up their lives and received no m«erial reward was debated. Leaders of the group were Edward Matusko, president Bernard Skurka, Vice president: Vera Krc, secretary: and James Pappas, treasurer Mis. R B. Miller sponsored the Student Council. Back rmv. left t„ right: Odrohinak. Smolen. Skurlca. Poppe. . Adams. Voreacos. Malls. Isberg. Black. Connor. Fourth row: Donham. Labda. Snowe. Dubcck. Roncss. Third row: Wagoner. Palko. Tucker. Dolores Malloy. Klun. Second row : Sabol. Golding. First row: Nelson. Sanders. K At rostrum: Matusko. Austin, Lange. Linn. First Violin: Smith. Peters. Watskin. Olga Arendas. Kowalski, andenberg. Econon Chalko. ( ' .eorge Pavelchak. Easier. Koval. Elaine Pavelchak. Isherg. Cellos Shirle mine Dheur. Trombone: Horst. Willis. Comets: Gay. Horlberk. William- _4. Hoffman. ( Seeond Violin: Calehur. ilev. Violas: French. Lor- Mulllns. Flutes: Pu, ORCHESTRA This year saw the orchestra adding a prolessional tang to all Clark s social activities, while acquiring skill. The organization provided music for " And Caine the Spring, and " The American Way, the junior and senior plays, besides playing lor Adam s Eve¬ ning,” the faculty production. On many occasions the orchestra was in the public eye. One ol the highlights of its very active year was the Girl Scout rally, for which the orchestra provided the entire musical score. In both the winter and spring concerts the orchestra presented a variety of musical numbers expertly directed by Mr. Darwin Eret, besides ap¬ pearing in the operetta, “Shreds and Patches. . In addition the orchestra appeared on an assembly program, featuring Mr. John Shanklin at the piano in a rendition of the Piano Concerto in B Flat Minor by Tschaikowsky. Other soloists included Chalmers Smith, Elaine Pavelchak. and Virginia Gay. For the first time in its history the orchestra had a brass section of its own—a cornet section whiclyV belonged solely to the orchestra. Since the orchestra does not as yet have its own woodwind and the Page Thirty-eight remaining brass sections, members from the hand played for all public appearances. 1 he orchestra also grew by the addition of musicians who had demonstrated their ability on a stringed instrument. Perhaps the most notable characteristic of the orchestra is that it is an all-school organization. It includes musicians from the elementary grades to I he senior high grades, working all into musical pattern that strives to give its members a wide understanding ol good music. In this capacity, Mr. Eret serves ns both teacher and director. At the beginning of the second semester the or¬ chestra began a point system by which members were given points for extra hours of practice and for aiding in the care of stands, chairs, and music. Those students who obtained the required number of points were awarded a letter at the end of the school year. Playing together as a unit has provided the or¬ chestra members with an appreciation of the great musical classics and has given them a wider knowl¬ edge of harmony and rhythm. Each year has brought more advanced music, and next year promises even greater triumphs for Mr Eret and the orchestra. -V ' ' -Z Ut4 - ™ -X As ' fS-C L4L- 3 i tS SBANO Keeping its reputation as national champi since 1938 intact, the Clark band ol sixty-three mem¬ bers completed another successful year under the direction of Mr. Nilo YV. Hovey, director, and Mr. Adam Decker, assistant director. During the football season the Clark music-mak¬ ers in navy-blue and grey marched at live football games, executing some novel lormations. Soloists and ensembles provided music lor var- ous meetings of school and civic organizations. The annual winter concert was presented on January 20 and featured several soloists and en¬ sembles. On April 21 the band presented its spring concert with Evelyn Trucksa, soprano, as soloist. Last year the band made a concert tour to Wabash and Brook. Indiana; but due to war time regulations, a trip was impossible this year. An outstanding increase in instrumental music was apparent. Over one hundred and sixty-five students were enrolled for wind instrument less fx laZoaJ JuosUZ d s a cx -ktCfr WM d, Back row. left lo right Henry, baritone: Nylund. cornel: clarinet. Sheet , drums: Pete Miller, cornet: Stroud, trombone: cony s Rued, drums: KinSey, clarinet: Kgggrs. clarinet: Hadley __ Third row: Durand. Ilule; W illiams, comet: N blatter, barilone: Root. Hute: Wilson, s Wichhorsl, clarinet: Mr. Nilo Hovey. director; Hoffman. Ilute: Maui clarinet: Willis, t (toebel. cornel: Quigley, saxophone. Second row: fumidals ' ty. baritone: Wilkinson, oboe: Olga Ciasenica, bassoon: Ullrich, rr. majorette: Franklin, clarinet; Kaminsky, horn; Marrllyn ; Charlene 1 lalliar. saxophone. all. saxophone: Purinlon. oboe; Thelma Halliar. saxophone major and clarinet: Kowalski, majorette: Willie, majorette. Kelderman. cornel; : McNeill, flute Bessie Casenica. bassoon: Hunter, clarinet. 1 he junior band, under the direction of Mr. Adanr Decker, was the largest and most active in Clark s musical history. Contributing toward the war ellort. the band played during July at a baseball game for Navy relief, and furnished music for civilian defense meet¬ ings and for the Fourth ol July parade. As an incentive to band members, a new point system for awards was inaugurated. This method provided a form of the competition formerly sought in contests. Any member ol the band who had two previous semesters of satisfactory service was eligible to work for an award under the point system. For various individual and group activities relating to the band a certain number of points were given. It was possible lor an average student lo earn about 1368 points in a school year. Officers for the band were Andy Gyure, presi¬ dent; Thelma I lalliar, vice president; Phyllis Root secretary; and Jack I tollman, treasurer. w. clarinet: Peterson. Ilule. John Miller. . omel. ' Tul veil, saxophone; Siska. cornet: Bob Mille, : Lynch. I Standing, left to right: Kaplan. Mi Laura Schad. Creswell. Schroer. French. Seated: llconomou. Kadermacher. Watskin. DEBATE While other organizations in school were oc¬ cupied with aiding the war ellort. the dehalers went one step farther and concerned themselves with the organization of the peace to come by debating thp national question—Resolved: 1 bat a lederal world government should be established. The arguments ol the team proved effective, ak evidenced by an extremely successful season. It in¬ cluded the winning of the LaPorte and Hammond I ligh School tournaments, the annexation ol the sec¬ tional debate crown, the National Forensic League championship for the second successive year, and the ( hicago League title. The season was climaxed when the team went to the finals ol the State League tournament at Manchester College. North Man¬ chester, Indiana. Especially noteworthy was the inexperience of the winning team. Only one member. Adele Kaplan, was left from the preceding year. Ann Marie Wats- kin. Neal Creswell. and George French were all beginners in the debate held. Special credit must go to Miss Laura Schad. debate coach for the work she put forth in order to produce the most successful season in the history of debating at Clark High School. In addition to the accomplishments ol the debate team, individual speech activities have been very suc¬ cessful under the able guidance of Mr. Joe Griffin. 1 he National Forensic League tournament held in Fort Wayne. Indiana, was ample proof ol the ability of Clark’s individual speech entrants. Almost all of the participants went to the Hnal round of the NFL tourney, but the highest possible accomplish¬ ment was attained by Oralie Herbert and by Joan Haehnel. Oralie, a junior, placed first in extempo¬ raneous speech, while Joan, a freshman, placed lirst in humorous declamation and second in dramatic declamation. Schuchman, Cannells. Radermachcr. Baird. GIRLS ' CHORUS ■ entertainment at their fciektjng The mixed chorus, directed by Miss trmi I y its first public performance at a hand And assembly. ; combined work of the groups has tended i out a central purpose—the enjoyment and they of HA girls Page forty-one LATIN CLUBS Traditionally a subject of wide student choice, Latin was even more popular in 1942 and 1945. The first big project of the four classes was the Latin banquet in which all the students participated, with the second year classes acting as citizens Romani and the beginning students as slaves. In their monthly club meetings the groups learned many interesting things concerning Roman people, their customs, and speech, T hese facts linked more closely the studies of old Roman war periods and the present period. Leading the groups in the various classes were: first year, J. D. Schlatter, Tom Covey, presidents; Phyllis Radermacher, Melba Johnson, vice presidents; Corlis Thomas, Annabelle GiHin, secretary-treas —second year. Bob Curtis, Norbert Adamj, dents: Pat Saunders, Imogcne Eberly. Miss Evelyn Carlson sponsored thes .veil, Curtis, Cmicner, ns. taught. Gunrter. Third row: Kessler, French, Kransky. Ertcson, Gehring. Mau. Ball, Carmichael. Ko Icajlta, Bonczyk, l.ubcclc. Second row: Shisslak. Pet¬ erson. Baird. Cook. Kinsey SludabaLer. Economou. Ko¬ walski. Malatinka. First row: Wilkinson. Ilorsl, Jrfchnk. Rocssner, Schuch- Schlaler. Saunders Vat, LATIN I Top row. left lo right. Bre- sick. Osborn. Donham. Labda. Yacger. Ettcr. Schlat¬ ter. Studcr. Krtstoll. Balog Second row: Hcnrickson. Pastorcik. Skiba. Smith, Miss Evelyn Carlson. Walsko. Campbell, Sorota. First row Phyllis Cannelb. andenherg. Sztukowskl. ba¬ rer. Koval. I .etcher, Joyce Cannclls. Gillin. Top row. left to right Mul¬ lins. Klcpach. Schrocder. Rankin. Covey. Peters. Wampler. Kolarski. Second row: Grindle. Klei¬ ber, Radermacher. Johnson. Lcvent. Strakcy, Charlvnc • Williams. First row: Malatinka. Roesch, Elmira Williams. Gay. Economou. Dugan. M a e h n e I . O Drohinak. Thomas. Page Forty-two FRENCH CLUB SPANISH CLUB In spite of the war-tom conditions of modern f ' rance, interest in its customs and speech has main¬ tained its hold at Clarl; in the form of the French ( lub. sponsored by Miss Hazel Holland. The club used this purpose: To foster and main¬ tain an interest in the language and culture of France. 1 he French students presented their contribution in various ways. In the classroom the members held discussions concerning modern F ' rance and the his¬ torical background of the country. A special program consisted ol learning war terms in use now in French territory. Elected leaders were Lorraine Kosior. president: Belly Lukas, vice president: Georgia Pappas, secre¬ tary; and Margaret Iverson, treasurer. Introduced as a new study at Clark, Spanish immediately became a popular subject. The two new classes organized clubs with Miss Hazel Holland as sponsor, and the students set up as their purpose the development of better relations and a clearer understanding of our South and Central American neighbors. All their activities have helped to fulfill this aim. Among them was an assembly in which a movie, an educational talk, and several skits on South American customs and speech were highlighted. 1 he officers chosen were Frances Donham and Nicholas Srnaluk. presidents: Kathryn Wirtz and Albert Antilla. vice presidents; Boh Donham and Rose Marie Vatcoskay. secretary-treasurers. Bad r. Johnsoi.. Second row: Molatinkn. F’oh, cek. Pallo. I .issv. Miss Martha Carter, Rulh Kaminsky. First row: Nelson. Sanders, Kokajka. Magdalene Kaminsky Bryant, Kul|»a. Iloy.la, Brown Horst STAMP Q.UB Bark row. left to right Brown. Mr. Joe Griffin. Joe Lamp... Broderick Sebraeder. Wick horst, Lelito. Front row. sealed: Murin. Kran- sky. Donham. Lissy. Bryant. Sophie l.ampa. Smolen. Hcr- mann. Fasiane. .lefrhak. ART CLUB STAMP CLUB The Art Club hus been especially instrumental in helping promote war time campaigns. Not only did it stimulate war bond and stamp sales by its colorful posters, but it also was an important (actor in the success of the scrap metal drive. 1 hrotigh this and other activities the organization helped in the war effort. During the first semester members worked on individual projects. They made portraits, designed clothes, and modeled clay figurines. The second semester was devoted to a group project, a mural made on the back of oil-cloth. A special social event of the year was the Art Club’s Valentine Party. At this party talks were given on different phases of art work. The money taken in by the Art Club was used to purchase new art supplies. Members elected to lead the club for the year were Bette Sanders, president; Magdalene Kaminsky, treasurer. The group was sponsored by Miss Martha Carter. Clark’s art teacher. During war time a morale-builder is especially important if we are to fight the war unceasingly and win it. In most cases a hobby provides an outlet for worries; that ' s where the Stamp Club fits into the scheme of things at Clark. The most outstanding purpose of the club is to stimulate interest in collect¬ ing stamps. 1 he group also aided collectors in progressing with their hobby and demonstrated correct methods ol mounting and collecting stamps. With Mr- Joe GriHin as sponsor the club had quite a busy year. Meetings were held al which members traded stamps. Occasionally Mr. GriHin gave a short talk on their common hobby. One meet¬ ing. concerning identilying valuable stamps and pre¬ serving them, proved especially interesting. Just re¬ cently a collection of 5.000 stamps was purchased by Mr. Griffin, and one ol the main projects ol the year was to classify them. The students who were elected as officers were Joe Lampa. president; Lillian Jefchak. vice president: and Mildred Kransky, secretary-treasurer. Page forty-jour LIBRARY CLUB POETRY CLUB With Miss Harriet Lake as sponsor the Library ( luh bent all its activities toward the general purpose of the group during war time: To emphasize the right reading material for all students, especially those pre¬ paring themselves for service in the armed forces: to show the students how hooks act as a morale and character builder through reading lor entertainment and knowledge; to aid the librarian in her tasks; and to assist the students in their work with anything connected with the library. I he members of the club did all this besides de¬ signing and setting up appropriate displays on the bulletin board and table twice each week. These emphasized a special event such as Thanksgiving. Book Week. Lincoln ' s birthday, or graduation. They selected and changed the special motto on the li¬ brarian s desk each week and checked books for the grade-school library also. Thus, by performing acts helpful to all students, the members of the club lived up to its purpose. Officers for the year were Anne Kokajka, presi¬ dent: Lleanor Palko, vice president: and Ruth Samek secretary-treasurer. During the present crisis culture is greatly en¬ dangered. Unless the people of our country continue to learn about this culture, they can do nothing to preserve it. This the Poetry Club has as its aim: familiarizing its members with poetry. At the meetings various types of poetry were read and discussed. In order to help students better their understanding of the human race—which is necessary in attaining peace—poems of folklore, history, and industry were often discussed. One of the more entertaining programs of the year presented poems with a musical background. To display their own talent the members devoted a few meetings to original poetry. Each year the Club buys either new records or poetry books to add to the present collection. This year they purchased an album of poetry ' readings by Edna St. Vincent Millay for use by anyone. Under the sponsorship of Miss Carolyn Lambert, the club progressed very well with these members as officers: Shirley Spisak. president: Lorraine Boness. vice president; Gertrude Burosh. secretary: and Margaret Iverson, treasurer. LIBRARY Buck row. 1.11 lo C,. I •• I. .. -.. Sn.llli Campbell, lake. Lulas Ku Adelc I lunula. CLUB right: I’.ilko. n, Onderko Miss Harriet slur. Jefchal. Second row: Pavlovlr. Klun. Kulpa. SamarnC Mack. First row: Anna 1 lunula. Samel. Kompier. Powell. Florkiewi.,. POETRY CLUB IV., k row. lelt lu right: lioness. Buhasli. Sehmlllel. Marked. Rivard. Miss Carolyn Lambert. Burosh. French. Lukas. Kompier St but liman. Roessner. Kosior. Pappas. Fn.nl row Nelson. Sanders. Spisak. Saunders. Peterson, Vat ii’odhot k I lots " Samel. Page forly-fiie c extra-curricular program, the Dramatic ( lull strove this year to provide activities in which a large number of its members might participate. At the beginning of the school year the club had a get-acquainted party for the purpose ol knitting itself into a friendly and cooperative organization. I he party featured a one-act pantomine. And the Lamp Went Out. The cast included Paul Wam¬ pler. Rosemary Fedorko. Jack Cravens. Bessie Econo- mou. and Janet Atchison. Games, dancing and refreshments were added attractions. A motion was passed allowing freshmen to be¬ come members, breaking a former precedent which slated that only upperclassmen could belong. The dramatists also produced another hilarious pantomime. Fair and Warmer, leaturing scrambled sound effects and a female villain. The characters were portrayed by Dolores Kulpa. Marian Misch, [tarlc row. standing, left lo right B« lankovirh. Rater. Ilcnrlrkson. George. Wavo. Schroer. Wilkinson. Third row. seated: Bennett. Ball. Barbara knkajka Anne Kokajka. Williams Saun¬ ders. Mail. Roessner. Misch. Patrick. Second row: Hachncl. Crav¬ ens. Horst. Klepach. Alibi- Btirosh. Samek. Vatcoskay. klinira Williams. Another production was en " My Cousin From Sweden, a one-act comedy plete with Svedish accents. I he cast lor ibis play consisted of Marian Misrh. Joyce I uckcr. Pal Srhlaler, Bonnie Pearson, Amelia Kacer, Alice French, and Lillian Jefchak. The notable feature about all the programs given by the club was that they were entirely acted, di¬ rected. and produced hy student members. Even sound ell eels, stage properties, and costuming were in student hands. This allowed the members lo obtain really practical experience, besides providing wholesome participation for all. Officers ol the club lor this year were Corliss Golding, president; Bob Vogel, vice president; Joyce Tucker, secretary-treasurer; and Betty Lou Yatcr. program chairman. Miss Laura Schad served us sponsor. Page forty-six STAGE CREW lla«1 row. standing: Carl Wayn. tlurbara Kolajla, Wirt Cravens, Sluder, Herbert. Arendas, Sludn UU Kn Dtanc Wayo. Tliomas Miss I Scliad, WulTli.c Ha log Williams. Front row. scaled: ||„dal, Anne Kolajla M a I c i a . Valer. (Vorge. Smith, Tur er. Tar S ' K ' . STAGS PRODUCTION RADIO CLUB Under ffie direction of Miss l aura Schad and r. R. B. Miller, stall advisors, and the student stage manager. Stephen (Jeorge, the Stage Prodttrlion Stall hcrame one of the most important organizations in the school. During the year each member was given experi¬ ence in the six departments of stage work: lighting, projection, make-up, publicity, properties, and staging. 1 he complex changes ol scenery in the year’s largest production. I he American Way. " were only possible through the aid of the Stage Production members. Since many organizations in and out ol school use ( ' lark’s stage facilities, the stall rendered invaluable services. One of the most vital clubs at Clark is the Radio Club, whose purpose is to give members a ba3ic training in radio work. I hits it olten provides future service men with reliable information in an important field. During meetings one of the club’s most important activities was learning and practicing the international code. Another project was the study of the theory of radio. Members also worked with the oscillator they constructed last year. Officers for the year, with Mr. Paul Wilkinson as sponsor, were Ed Matusko. president: James Pappas, vice president: Leonard Lelito, secretary: and Steve Arendas. treasurer. Page forty-seven Top row. left to right: Cross. Anna Hanula. Adele Hanulo. Somanelc. I.etrher. Vater. Ilanrhar. Maclean. Conner Ionian Ivan. Spa,Is Donham. Ahlrich. Kessler. Mack. Second row: Snell. Horvath. Samek. Hermann. Pavlovlc, Spisak. Spilly. Kompier. Witt, Gertrude Burosh. Lagcrberg. Bemadinr Burosh. Kozak. I.ee. Palagyi. Zelezniz. Dominik, Gnass. hirst row: Comstock. Valiska. Barilla. Dubeck, Kricson. Lberly. Miss Corinne Otto. Gehring. Levant, Ambord, Sztukowski. Kulpa. Kuss. GAC No war can be won with a nation of weak, physi¬ cal deficient people—that is apparent to all. In order to have strong, healthy bodies, exercise is essential. The GAC is an organization which encourages ath¬ letics lor girls at Clark, .lust as other clubs have arisen to the war effort, the GAC has helped im¬ mensely by giving girls physical training. In order to get into the club the girls had to par ticipate in school sports and pass certain tests. In this way the GAC made certain that the girls who joined did so because they were genuinely interested, rather than because they simply wished to belong to another organization. To remain in the club it was necessary for the members to come out lor at least one major and one minor sport. Thus a group of interested, enthusiastic, and active members was doubly assured. The major sports of the GAC were basketball and volleyball. Teams were organized lor these sports. This year the Girls Bowling League was formed; and again, as in other years, the GAC spon¬ sored a ping-pong tournament lor the students in school. This, plus the basketball, volleyball, and baseball teams, provided important discussion matter lor the meetings. The most active members of the GAC were awarded letters. A certain number ol points was set lor each type of award; by attending practice sessions and by other methods, the letters were earned. This also provided matters to talk over at the meetings. Several of our pep assemblies were also spon¬ sored by the GAC. The cheer-leaders conducted the group and lead the students in a series ol yells, especially designed to arouse the lighting spirit ol the Pioneers. Members elected to lead the club were Rosemary Witt, president: Imogene Eberly. vice-president; Mildred Spilly. secretary: and Elaine Gehring, treasurer. Miss Corinne Otto, physical education director, sponsored the club . again this year. Page forty-eight C CLUB As always, the purpose ol the C Club is impor¬ tant in school life: To stimulate scholarship, leader¬ ship, and sportsmanship in the student body. This purpose is also important among people united in lighting a war. It is quite apparent that the C Club rs a vital cog in the character-building mechanism at C lark. 1 he organization directly stimulated en¬ thusiasm and activity in the physical training courses, such as Commando training, physical education classes, and all the sports. This is extremely impor¬ tant in gaining the victory, lor any preliminary training belore entrance into the armed services is extremely valuable. In working toward the fulfillment of its purpose, the ( C lub engaged in many activities. Among them were the annual C Club dance and the long- awaited " In-and-Out’ gai ne. The " Outs” had only one varsity player, and were defeated 61 to 14. A major letter was the requirement of new mem¬ bers for admission to the organization. The club linonced the giving of awards and award letters to athletes lor proficiency in certain sports. The highlight of the year was the banquet for C Club members and their lathers at which the most outstanding player in each sport was given an award. Selection of the special awards is decided by the boys participating in the activity—the demo¬ cratic way. When a boy is chosen, it is because the others realized he had the best attitude or was the most valuable in the sport. When a member is pronounced the most valuable in an activity, he automatically becomes eligible for the all-around best player award. This year the winners were: Dick Eggers. C Club all-around award and most valuable in wrestling: Leonard Meldahl. most valuable in football: Eugene Demkovich, most valuable in basketball; Tom Wag¬ ner. most valuable in cross country and track: Warren Brown, most valuable in tennis; Joe Manchak, best mental attitude in football; and Godfrey Lalxla. best mental attitude in basketball. The members elected these students to lead the club: Dick Eggers, president; Tom Wagner, vice president; Bob Kilduski, secretary; Leonard Meldahl, seigeant-at-arms. Mr. Arvo Antilla was the sponsor again this year. Back row. It-ll to right: Demlong. Cole. Bryant. Homyak. Adams. Brown. Becker. Zngrocki. Molson. Buksar, Valko. Render. Third row : Demkovich. Labda. Joe Manchak. Roberts. Banas. Creswell. Barnes. Donham. Whyte. W agoner. Wagner, Smolcn. Second row: Neal. Bell. Beavens. Eggers. Mr. Arvo Antilla. Cou lis. Meldahl. O ' Drobinak. Skurka. First row : Kilduski. Freeburg. Canner. A1 Manchak. WWIeski. Wetnight. Isherg. PIONEER NEWS Baclt row. loll lo right: Splsak. Dubeck, Sunders. Jordan. Katarski. Sabol. Golding. Bccich. Biel. Krc. Malloy. Hansen. Marnan. Sealed: Root. Nicholson, Mr. Max Beaty. Kaplan. Kennedy. Campbell, Austin. PUBLICATIONS fiecausc the war was uppermost in the mind of every student and faculty member, the Pioneer News and the Powder Horn set as their chief aim the accurate reporting of the part George Rogers (dark High School is playing in the war ellort. Guided by Sponsor Max W. Beaty, the Pioneer News. Clark s weekly newspaper, was awarded a First Class rating by the National Scholastic Press Association. It enrolled in the United States Treasury Department s " School ' s At War program and pub¬ lished much valuable information concerning war stamp and bond sales, the scrap metal drive, and civilian defense activities. All of this news was printed in addition to the coverage ol school events. Page fifty class and club news, plus a lull page ol feature material each issue. Not only was all routine news coverage handled ellectively, hut the stall members ingenuity was demonstrated when the April Fool edition of the Pioneer News was circulated. Every known ride ol newspaper reporting, editing, and pub¬ lishing was upset, thus providing the student body with its biggest laugh of the year. Two hundred and twenty-live dollars in war bonds were purchased by the stall as material aid In the war ellort. I he stall ol the Pioneer News ten years hence will be the recipients ol this invest¬ ment. Headed by Co-editors Adele Kaplan and Helen Nicholson, the stall consisted ol Lydia Kolarski, Evelyn Sabol. and Corliss Golding, copy editors; Bette Sanders and Shirly Spisak, feature writers; Bernard Beil, sports editor; Marilyn Jordan, city news editor: Phyllis Root, mimeoscope operator; William liecich. mimeographer; Inabelle Austin, brands Mar- nan, and Norma Hansen, typists; Patsy Malloy and Vera Krc, circulation and exchange managers; and Patsy Kennedy, Juanita ( ampbell, and Margaret Dubeck, correspondents. Eleven ol the above men¬ tioned students were elected to the National I lonor Society. While the Pioneer News attempted to give the student body a weekly picture of Clark at war, the Powder Horn set lor itscll an even greater objective, lor it undertook the task ol summarizing the activities of the entire year in one compact yearbook parti¬ cularly those directly connected with the war ellort. Lender Mr. Beaty s leadership, the Powder I lorn stall members were selected at the beginning of the school year. With Corliss Golding editing the annual and Lydia Kotar ' ski acting as copy editor, work on the Powder Horn proceeded smoothly. Other stall mem¬ bers were Bernard Biel, sports editor; Juanita ( amp- bell and Rose Marie Yatcoskay, class editors: Bette Sanders, artist: Francis Marnan, typist; Adele Kaplan. Evelyn Sabol. and Patsy Kennedy, literary assistants: I lelen Hanchar and Rosemary Witt, advertising managers; and James Pappas and Donald Bauer, subscription managers. Ten of the fourteen stall members were elected to the National Honor Society. 1 his year, more than ever before, the two major publications of (’lark High School were inter related. I heir aims were identical. To a great degree the same students served on both stalls. Where publicity directly connected with the war ellort was concerned, the Pioneer News and the Powder Horn performed their duties to an immeasurable degree. POWDER MORN Standing, left to rigl.l: Valco.kay. Campbell. Kaplan. Wilt. Sabol. Mr. Max Beaty. Kennedy. Sealed: Biel. Hanrhar. (folding. Kolarski. Sanders. Marnan. ATHLETICS High school athletics were never more important than they are The spirit of competitive sports creates healthy minds and bodies, in ad¬ dition to fine sportmanship and the will to win. Military authorities agree that athletes who have acquired these capabilities make the best fighting men in our armed forces. J Clark’s athletic program did not just carry on as usual during the ' V e:ir 1942-43. Instead it was stepped up to the war tempo, and greater emphasis than ever was placed on the will to win Paced by the indomitable leader¬ ship of the coaching staff, the fighting Pioneers became known as the bat- ' tling demons of the Calumet region. Oustanding were the winning of the coveted sectional championship by the basketball team and the completing of the most successful foot¬ ball season in the history of the school. Minor sports, although their suc¬ cesses were not so great, contributed to the war effort. Clark ' s well-rounded athletic activities have prepared the ' boys for the problems they may face in whatever lies ahead. Karl Kasi h. (Vraltllne fanner. Marie Sparta. Belly ( ' omstuelc. Leaping off the ramp, scaling the fourteen-foot ladder, hurdling the obstacles—tomorrow ' s rangers are the George Rogers Clark Commandos. Especially now is a healthy body important. Strong fighting men are needed to combat the foes of democracy. The Commando course at Clark, the best equipped and most difficult in the region, attempts to toughen and prepare over one hundred and thirty junior and senior boys for the battles ahead. The course includes hurdles, a wooden wall, a ladder, and various other obstacles. Under the direction of Athletic Director Wayne Cunningham and Coach Arvo Antilla, the Commandos showed that the course was a " cinch.” This was nothing —they wanted more! Beware, foes of America! You don’t stand a chance! The Clark Com¬ mandos are headed your way, and nothing can stop ' em. COMMANDOS $ FOOTBALL h Arvo Antilla s gridders completed one of iho mosl successful gridiron seasons in Clark history. Captain Dick Eggers led the squad, which won lour games, lost only one. and tied three times. I he Pioneers finished third in the conference standings. In the light lor city championship the Pioneers tied for first with Hammond High School hy defeating I lammond 1 ech and tying the Wildcats. In the first game ol the season the Pioneers played host to South Bend Catholic on Clark s athletic held. The Lions outplayed the Pioneers, but the Clark gridders outscored their opponents to win 20-6. Roosevelt s Rough Riders were stopped by the valiant Pioneers on Roosevelt s held long enough lor the Robertsdale team to snatch a 6-6 tie. Back on the home field again, the Valparaiso Vikings fell belore the ax of the victory-stepping Clark gridders 10-0. In this game Bob Canner. Pioneer substitute halfback, received a knee injury which kept him out of football togs for the remainder of the season. Washington of East Chicago nosed out the k. • title Pioneers 12-6 at Roosevelt held the following The Senators went on to take the conlerenc and the mythical slate championship. After a week’s rest the ( lark gridders traveled to Hammond as heavy favorites, but the Wildcats managed to hold the Pioneers to a 12-12 tie. Tolleston and Hammond Tech were defeated by the Pioneers in the two following weeks, 14-0 and 34-12, respectively. These two games were played on the home held. Incidentally, f lark won all its games on home grounds. Whiting’s Oilers were the Pioneers’ last loes lor the 1942 season. In the early stages it looked as il the Oilers would swamp Clark, but the courageous Pioneers I ought every inch ol the way to come out of the battle with a 6-6 tie. f fallback George Buksar’s 90-yard run from scrimmage featured the cross-city contest. Clark s freshman - sophomore football team, coached by Mr. Edward Shields, won five games and lost none to capture its second consecutive city 11 11. i 1111 H ( 11 v 1111 . VARSITY FOOTBALL Bock row. left lo right: Marlow. Coulis. Connor. Boiko. Fought. Demlong. Antilla. Third row: Smolen. Kllduski. Emerson. Baird. Al Manchak. Broderick. Gruencr. Turner. Second row: Wagoner. Brown. Theisscn. Poracky, Don ham. Adams. White. Zagrocki. First row: Banos. Joe Manchak, Kggers. Molson. Steldahl. Bell. Heavens, Cole. Buksar. Bicker. Page Fifty-four RESERVE FOOTBAI.I. Baric row, left to right: Wldigor. Srhlatler. Covey. Ouront. I .. Vhroeder. Ralph. Emerson Third row: IVmlong. Mores. Tin tier, lianas Faughl. Berlcman, An till,.. Osborn Sernnd row: Fritz. Ken.hr. Vallco. Mr. Edward Shields. Crooner. Man .halt. Rape Kali. First row: Morris. Hoppe. Mill-. Miller. Allison. Smith FOOTBALL SCORES Clark 20 - - South Bend Catholic 6 Clark 6 - - Roosevelt 6 Clark 18 - - - - Valparaiso 0 Clark 6 - Washington, E. C. 12 Clark 12 - Hammond High 12 Clark 34 - - Tolleston 12 Clark 14 - Ham mond Tech 0 Clark 6 - - Whiting 6 BASKETBALL Sectional champs! Yes. for the first time in Pioneer history a cage team has captured one of the most coveted titles in the region. This championship climaxed the most successful basketball season in the existence of (lark High School. The speedy Pioneers racked up seventeen wins and dropped only six contests. In the confer¬ ence standing the Pioneers placed fourth with ten wins and five losses. ( lark s most notable feat was the victory over the Roosevelt Rough Riders in the semi-final game of the sectional at Roosevelt. The Pioneers erased a thirteen-point deficit to pull the game out of the lire in the few waning seconds. At one time during the season the Pioneers averaged over fifty points in five consecutive en¬ gagements. The five teams to fall before the Pioneers during their phenomenal streak wefe Valparaiso, South fiend Washington. Whiting. I lammond Tech, and Lew Wallace. Coach Ed Shields squad entered the section! tournament without the services of Ral| and Joe Figuly. Theissen was ill and Figuly suffered a broken wrist in a game with Roosevelt two weeks before tournament time. In the sectional held at East ( hicago. the Pioneers romped over Wheeler and hiting in the first and second games. In the semi-finals the Pioneers snatched a last-second victory from Roosevelt and outwitted a stalling Hammond Tech team in the finals to capture the sectional crown. In the regional tourney the Lew Wallace Hornets avenged an earlier beating at the hands of the Pioneers hy whipping Clark 49-34. On April 19 the ( lark basketball team was hon¬ ored at a banquet sponsored by the newly organized Pioneer Booster Cluh. composed of men from the community. Louis O’drobinak. only graduating member ol the team, was voted honorary captain. ( lark s reserve squad, also coached by Mr. Shields, won five games nd lost ten. Although the Setllerd hod a i oo»jw5ison, they produced line com- JietitioKib tl ' S iiy squacLfluring practice sessions I ' he eshman team, coact by Mr. Arvo Antillu, - four uaiy.c; twelve. Pjge Fifty-six RESERVE BASKETBALL Rrar row. left In right: Kolar.xLi Mills. I Wham. Ourant. Coarh Arvo Antilla. Brown. Labdu Os¬ born. Morris. Kneeling: Davis. Rape hale. Banos. Swanson. Long. I loppe. Allison. Sealed: Gruener. Girman. I ' rec- burg. Mails, Moore. Wei night. Cla?k 43 V -Vt, ( % •- ' Washi BASKETBALL SCORES Catholic Central 28 O Froebel 47 Hammond Tech 28 Washington. E. C. 39 Emerson 27 I homton Fractional 41 - Hammond High 57 - Washington. E. C 26 Valparaiso 38 Washington. S. B. 27 Whiting 40 - Hammond Tech 30 Lew Wallace 40 Hark 48 Clark fyfc,. Hammond High 55 Horace Mann 43 Roosevelt 68 Whiting 44 Tolleston 3t - Wheeler 36 Whiling 29 Roosevelt 42 I lammond Tech 29 Lew Wallace 49 er TRACK Bu.k row. left lo right M, Wayne Cunningham. Burner Adams. Buksar. Qidwcll, I lorn- yak. Roberts, Wagner, Condor. ivy. wiry.. Ishcrg. Kuuchalc. S Trunk. . TRACK Thirty-five to forty boys reported for track in early spring. The squad, coached hy Athletic Di¬ rector Wayne Cunningham, started rather poorly hut improved steadily as the season progressed. An average of two meets each week were scheduled, in addition to the relays, conference, and sectional con¬ tests. Regular scoring trackmen were Alan Freehurg, miler and Steve Hornyak, Eugene Demkovich. Ber¬ nard Skurka. and Dave Wetnight, who ran in the ’ relays and the 100- and 50-yard dashes. George Buksar and Norhert Adams participated in the held events. 1 om Wagner, a senior miler. was lost to the squad because ol a knee injury sustained in wrestling. WRESTLING Clark’s malmen won one wrestling contests during the 1942-43 seasom C Cunningham s squad placed : at Bloomington and tied loqje of East Chicago in the coni Captain Dick Eggers weight title lor the seconi Meets were held_ ton of East Chicagt the scarcity of wi pered Clark s chj ■h Wayne itate meet ith ' ashinglon meet. the state heavy- utive year. Roosevelt and Washing- nsportation difficulties and teams in local schools ham- af scheduling inter-scholastic as a 20-18 decision ov This meet took place t I January at the ( lark gymnasium. WRESTLING Bark row: Fritz. Cad- well. Eggers. Covey. Ew- bank. Broderick. Mr. Wayne Cunningham. I«- First row: Guzek. Yae- ger. Kauchak, Emery, Wagner. Render. Ben¬ nett. Ragland. Front: KristolF. Page fifty-eight CROSS-COUNTRY TENNIS Clark’s cross-country team, coached by Mr. Paul Coach Joe Griffin’s tennis team scheduled ten Wilkinson, c oncluded the season with three victories and seven defeats besides placing lifth in the con- lerence meet. The junior team, consisting of fresh¬ men and sophomores, competed in two meets and lost both of them. I lobart, Washington of East Chicago, and Edi¬ son of East Gary were victims of the Pioneer harriers. I he squad has visions of a successful season next fall, because it is losing only one man. Captain l orn Wagner. Although cross-country seems almost forgotten in extra-curricular activities, it helps to train boys for other sports. It enables participants to run long distances without becoming short-winded. meets last autumn. This group perhaps the least known of all the minor sports, won three matches, lost five, and tied two. The racket wielders met South Bend Central. Whiting, Washington of East Chicago, Blue Island, and Emerson. Victories were scored over Whiting twice and Blue Island once. This years squad was centered around Warren Brown, Ray Wasieleski, Neal Creswell, Edmund Schroer, David Wetnight, and, Lawrence Balsley. Brown and Wasieleski will be lost to the team by graduation. Warren Brown became the main cog of the squad s machinery by winning seven matches. Wirl . Ishorg. Balog. Ben- TENNIS Rear row. left to right: Brown. Coach Joe Grillin. Creswell. Front row: Balslcv. Schroer, Wetnight. Wasieleski. GIRLS ' SPORTS Four major and two minor sports composed the nucleus of athletics for Clark girls. Basketball, volleyball, bowling and baseball comprised the major sports schedide for the year. Because bowling as national and scholastic game became so popidar this year, it was made one of the major sports. • Badminton and ping-pong, well-liked by nearly everyone of every age. were the minor sports. As in previous years, the officers of the Girls Athletic Club, supc srvised all these sports. In this way those participating in the activities had capable and efficient leadership. Miss Corinne Otto, girls physical education instructor, acted as sponsor. Sixty Page Sixty-two “The land o ' dance” Madura’s Daiwelami WHEN HEARTS ARE YOUNG THEY’RE ROMANTIC - CONFIDENT - STRONG Keep them dancing and happy. Buy bonds and stamps and one day the lights will come on again all over the world. Let ' s " lighten” the way. Amusements for Morale BUSSES CALORE RIGHT TO OUR DOOR UNIONS HAVE BUILT UNITY And now when we need unity so much. Organized labor offers its huge reservoir of united action to win the war. Local 21 Oof the Oil Workers ' International Union is proud to be a part of that vast force of unity which will make victory certain. LOCAL 210 OIL WORKERS ' INTERNATIONAL UNION 142 RIMBACH STREET HAMMOND, INDIANA HAMMOND, INDIANA COMPLIMENTS OF STANDARD DRUG COMPANY CENTRAL STATE BANK BUILDING WHITING. 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