Harlem High School - Meteor Yearbook (Machesney Park, IL)

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THE METEOR PUBLISHED BY THE SENIOR CLASS OF THE HARLEM HIGH SCHOOL NINETEEN HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE'zrx'Vxr pvC f-vi rvi W •u V Wvv 3 o vr p 5 5 rMWc UA.H a r I e m C o n s o I i date d II i g li Sc h o o I ■ m Foreword Who does not frequently say “Oh. I remember the time" and pick some gem from his treasury of memories? These memories are as precious jewels, as sentimental dreams. They are the ripples in life’s stream that move in every direction from joys to sorrows. They are the magic mirrors to the old who re-live the past. They are the prophets to the young who dream dreams. A record of the remembrance of things past in the life of the Harlem students is kept in this Meteor published by the Class of 1945 Harlem Consolidated High School. nineteen li u n dr e d and forty •fiveH nrle m C o n s o I i d a t e d H i g h Sc li o o I Memory takes us back to our first days of school. In our own special books we recorded these sunny years. In this book we record our gratitude for the guidance toward good citizenship and purposeful living which we received from our worthy leader and educator. Mr. Hovey. To him we proudly dedicate the Meteor of 1945. nineteen h u n d r ed and f o r ty - iv e a r I e ni Consol i date d H i gh S ch o o I ...... .luum-j i, .... Table of Contents FOREWORD DEDICATION METEOR STAFF ADMINISTRATION SPECIAL TRIBUTE CLASSES DEPARTMENTS ORGANIZATIONS ATHLETICS G A A (trie m C o ns o I i date d i g h Sc It o o I Meteor Staff EDITORS Janice Corrigan Gerald VanLandingham Helen DePew Lucille Farr Dean Dusing Robert Minns FINANCIAL MANAGERS Richard Kindberg Harold Ralston Mary Jane Kramer Vivian Rogers BUSINESS MANAGERS Hazel Lundgren Richard King Don Ely Harold Fairclough Bob Davis Ruth Haugen Rogene Ryberg Wanda Cline Rupert Mapes ATHLETIC REPORTERS Dorothy Haye Don Roush ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY Doris Larsen Rutth Bolin ADVISOR Leona B. Meier nineteen h u n d r e d and forty- five iII a r I e m Consol i date d High Sc h o o I Administration One of the ' Themes of the month” this year was entitled “Confessions of a student prepared and unprepared.'' The joys and sorrows versus the torments and agonies were acutely interwoven. The moral was definitely "Be Prepared.” The main objective of Harlem's program is to arouse the students to perform all tasks diligently in order to realize a purposeful life. This would require, among other things, a development of a memory to behold the best. A great man, Samuel Johnson, said, "Memory is the primary and fundamental power without which there could be no other intellectual operation. What one earnestly learns is in mind to use when there is need for it.” gl ■ 1 nineteen h u n d r e d and f o rty • i v e a r I e m C o n s o I i date d High Sc h o o I PATIENCE . . . SINCERITY . . . GENTLENESS . . . PROFICIENCE . . . PLEASANTNESS. Behold — Miss Walker! We the class of 1945 gratefully pay special tribute to our Librarian. h u n d r e d and forty-five nineteenC 00K5 ,fHe Tt AND OP.RNK THt PRWOUS WO OS, H S SPtfMT 6RCW ! ODU$Tj Ht Kngio no r oR.t THAT V t Poo N OR THRT HlS FftHt WAS DU ST . Ht OftNtfcD ALOtNiC TWt D VV THIS htQ )tsT OP WINGS U % tsv T ook.Vhitusw A LoostN tD SVVP T PlNGsfH a r I e m C a n s o I i date d ll i g h Sc h o o I % The Faculty There is no measuring device to record the energy, labor and patience of teachers who struggle to give Light to American youth. Harlem students arc ever grateful to Harlem teachers. Sometimes students may forget that teachers live, breathe, laugh, and love the same as do other people. They do, as is evidenced by the following bright and sparkly comments. Russell W. Hovey. B Sc.. Ph.M. Superintendent University of Illinois . . . University of Wisconsin Faculty friends, student joys are pleasant to reflect. Progress in the school system is gratifying. After and between hour diversions in "Field and Stream” are invigorating. Harold Moore, B.A.. Ph.M. Dean of Boys Lake Forest College . . . Northern Illinois State Teachers College . . . University of Wisconsin Bookkeeping . . . American History Senior Sponsor . . . Guidance Director . . . Student Activities Treasurer Director of Magazine Sales Need we ask? A certain day when Lillian became Mrs. Harold. Another certain day when the doctor said, “It's a boy." And Robert Moore it was. Lucy Pettis. B A. Dean of Girls Wheaton College . . . Whitewater State Teachers College University of Iowa . . . Rockford College Shorthand . . . Typing Toastmistress — Banquet A most prized memory is a trip with a college friend thru the South and East. Outstanding points of interest were: Smithsonian Institute; Arlington Cemetery; Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; Sessions of the House and Senate: the White House. nineteen ii ii (I r e a n d forty-fiv II a r I e m C o n s o I i d a t e d II i y li Sc li o o I % John Sontag, B E. Oshkosh State Teachers College of Wisconsin University of Colorado . . . Colorado State Teachers College Biology . . . Physics War Bond and Stamp Sales Manager . . . Camera Club Students' oh's and ah's over the "Snakes, and toads, or bugs, or worms or mice" are entertaining — My home, my family, my garden, are great comforts. Ray P. Lotzer, Phys. Ed. Degree. B.S. LaCross State Teachers College . . . University of Marquette Physical Education . . . Coach H-Club The 1943-44 season when my Harlem athletic teams captured conference championships in all sports and in all divisions is unforgettable. But my fondest memories are three: First, when a charming young lady became Mrs. Ray Lotzer; second, the day that Grctchcn came to live with us; third, the day the big quarterback, Peter, came to our home. Marian Doyle. B.E. Northern Illinois State Teachers College Physical Education . . . Health C.A.A. — Junior Advisor — Memory August 1943! Skies were a little bluer, sunsets brighter!! Francis J. Valentine. A.B., M S. James Milliken University . . University of Colorado . . University of Illinois Plane Geometry . . . Adv. Algebra . . . Solid Geometry . . . Trigonometry Pre-Induction Math Senior Sponsor . . . Senior Girl Scout Leader . . . Cheerleader Sponsor Some one said. "God has given us a memory so we could have roses in December"—I think the most pleasant memory is my college graduation, the donning of caps and gowns, the planting of the ivy and the sad farewells. Jesse Horan. B E. Northern Illinois State Teachers College . . . University of Illinois Practical Mathematics . . , Algebra Freshman Sponsor . . . Senior Play Friends, old and new, are enjoyable. The singin'est lads of '43 will always be a precious memory. nineteen li u n d r e d a n d forty •fiveII a r I e m Consol i date d High School William B. Young, B E. Illinois State Normal University , . University of Pittsburgh Graduate School Industrial Arts Sophomore Sponsor . . . Industrial Arts Club In 1932—one four legged buck, weight 175 pounds; one four legged black bear, weight 385 pounds—all captured in Pennsylvania. In 1942, December 16. my son, Brian Brett, was born—Oh Boy! Lours Alrutz, B.M.E, American Conservatory of Music . . . Northwestern University Glee Clubs . . . Orchestra . . . Band Sharps and flats! On the right line and space they make the music of the spheres— Lola Belle Barkley. B E. Northern Illinois State Teachers College Home Economics . . . General Science Memories point in two directions—as a student and as a teacher. I re-live the past and build future air-castles. Clyde L. Joyce. B.S. Memphis State Teachers College . . . University of Alabama . . . Lake Forest College . . . Memphis Conservatory of Music . . . Mississippi State College . . . Sherwood Music School Junior Sponsor Believe it or not, my first day at school! Such ambitions I had—I rebelled at the half day sessions—I wanted a full day work out. Maude Stone. Graduate Nurse Wayland Academy . . . University of Wisconsin . . . Billings Hospital . . . Michael Reece Hospital . . . Rockford Hospital Nurse • The hospital nook at Harlem High gives my work a haven and a comfort. The generosity of friends is a prized memory. "I" " ' uEl i"'" 1 i —— nineteen li u n d r e d and f o r t y - i v e a r I e m Consolidated High School ft Mary Walker, B.E . M.A. Southern Illinois State Teachers College . . . University of Illinois Librarian . . . Freshman Sponsor A vacation on a ranch on the range is unforgettable. In the words of the Westerner: “There’s gold in them thar memories!” Elma Stamper, B E. Duluth State Teachers College . . . Northwestern University English . . . Typing I Sophomore Sponsor , . . Pepper Adviser I shall always remember the question asked Dec. 19, 1941, at the U. S. O. “Would the young lady like to dance?” and my reply, "The young lady would be delighted.” I have been delighted ever since. Irene Schmidt. B E. Northern Illinois State Teachers College World History . . . English III Junior Class Play My favorite memory dates back to my trip to Washington, D. C. The indescribable beauty of the Potomac. Mount Vernon, and other historic spots shall always live with me. Leona B. Meier. B.A.. Iowa State Teachers College . . . University of Chicago . . . Gregg Business College English IV . . . Latin Meteor . . . Augustans . . . A. O. A. Cicero said. “Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things." With eyes closed I'll take one draw from my brimful treasury. Here it is. “Breakfast at the Miramar on the blue Pacific.” Nellie Olson School Secretary Marines! Soldiers! Sailors! Who shall it be? Marine, of course! nineteen hundred and forty •five"-THe. StKv£,‘ VHRT Q.Ot', ON fttH'VJO T«t SCfcMtS V t vfc LURNtO 'TV"k, 0OND. THt r fc R»tas OF T fc nftKF-5. THt UHfctuS C.O iTiU 6K N0(iL0Ry roa. -THtV . OP tOUWtON RfcC-eWto.t PtMO W omV'O. TO THtn Stauicts, (RHO -rwev ► nX xo you" for TRt CURSS OP WHS■ xo Gwmc, uv HRPPV «• utRV- 0 TO M « AND r R. HOUSTON WHO " W fc V. V_ OOtMt." (mo UEFl TOWtw) FW-D K- SruTH --------------- tw-vto nermta 1 vtfiW ■, RftuPW C. tft RN —% yRv(v t- THUnO- P UV. €.. 1 RR6RS0H -' 5 VRV, VJ • MoVtV — SUPT , J VR'b ., PR MC.V PRV. UOVtS PRR SCHoou '0 (SlRMb NO LtFT TO R.XQ.HT ) U t fc nS PboRKO MTOP-Vitv, 8VR.V, Ooyu o. ans.; FRtO CRRVOPO ------------- TfcVL-OR HOLTON V -' atTV xtOC.) VJUtM . HISS OV-SON r K LOTZeR HR WOMty ri HR C LRV)TZ f I mf4 n SS SCHniOT -rs HRV SIRnPCR n neieRII a r I e nt tt ■ (. o n s o 11 (I a t e 11 II i It Sc It o o I Classes Seven hundred and twenty school days packed full of school home living! How else could the story be told except by beginning all over again, meet with the upper classmen of our freshman days and with the undergraduates of our senior year and record the outstanding events. 1941 — September 10—Freshman Initiation (“The last real initiation! What a night!”) October 4—G. A. A. Play Day (Who was the pretty blond Diana?) December 19—Christmas program by Mr. Brunt (Well done. Maestro) 1942— February 7—Senior Play—“GOING ON SEVENTEEN ' (My first date! No flowers) February 21—G. A. A. Dance (Scored again—Sh-Sh He likes me) March 28—Athletic Banquet (Changed partners! Alas) September 3—Class Election (My hero didn’t win) October 22—Magazine Sale began (The Sophomores are ahead! Hurry!) November 8—Augustan Mark Major Bowes Anthoney Amateur Hour (Zimms) 1943— February 9—Sophomore Valentine Dance (Hearts and Flowers) March 22—Welcome to Miss Barkley (We’re glad you're here) April 30—"CIVIL SERVICE” (We all liked the rural delivery man) May 15—The PROM (My first love, again! Orchids!) August 30—Welcome to Mrs. Doyle. Messrs. Young. Alrutz and Lotzer (Don’t you leave us) November 5—Senior Play—"DON'T DARKEN MY DOOR” (From players to paratrooper, sailor, soldier, nurse, student, pianist) December 15—Zimms is on the air (Need we say more?) 194 February 2—G. A. A. Initiation (Fashion show and everything) March 29—Junior Play—“BEADS ON A STRING” (A grand performance) May 13—Operetta (Wonderful. Maestro) June 2—Graduation (Out of my sight and life. Woe's me!) 1945— January 3—H-Club Dance (The boys are good hosts—Not?) March 9—Junior Play "BROTHER GOOSE” (A very happy affair—A new date too!) March 16— Dutch Dames Dance (Why don't you do as the Date Bureau suggests? i March 24—The Banquet—at Woodward Governor (Pomp and Circumstance—A lovely evening) May 12—PROM (Oh. happy day, and sad. too.) June 1—Commencement nineteen It u nd red and forty-five a r I e m C o n s o I i date d II i h School ----- - ----- r—t..:----------- g These four years meant not alone school living but world living. After December 7, 1941, the carefree young men and women of yester year “were swallowed up” in the march of our country at war. Victory was the slogan; freedom for all, the goal! As is America’s way. it was an almost overnight conversion! And now on every corner of the earth American boys and girls are serving, and in the million strong are the Harlem boys and girls. Hardly a day goes by without a visit from one of our soldiers, sailors, or marines. One day it was six sailors and one lone soldier. Another time it was two gunners home from heart stopping missions over enemy territory. Marines from “down under.” infantry men. paratroopers, sailors from all parts of the world! The stories are legion! Brave and courageous men filling the pages of history with sacrifice and heroism. The way of modern youth may seem carefree and reckless. On the surface only! Within our hearts we pray that Cod will “give His angels charge over them to keep them in all their way" and that He will speed the day “when wars will cease unto the end of the world.” nineteen li u n d r e d a n d forty- five■H arle ni ('. o n s o I i I a t e d II i ft li School Juniors, Sophomores, Freshmen Harlem will long remember the JUNIORS! Team work, good sportsmanship, determination and talent! Tell them one day that they must prepare a program for the next day, and it is done pronto. The sponsors, Mrs. Doyle and Mr. Joyce, guided them beautifully on a happy and profitable year. The officers: PRESIDENT—Roger Greenlee, VICE-PRESIDENT—Joyce Carlson. SECRETARY—Violet Nelson. TREASURER—Mildred McKern, met all the qualifications for performing school and civic tasks. Right on the heels of these good competitors follow the wise-old-owl SOPHOMORES. Right out in front in the race. Mrs. Stamper and Mr. Young have enjoyed their co-sponsorship of this peppy group. Promptness and organization seemed to be their slogan. The officers, who as if by magic saw their duties and performed them, were PRESIDENT—Joe Fleming, VICE-PRESIDENT — David Fair. SECRETARY — Patricia Nelson. TREASURER—Joyce Meiborg. And who have we here? Miss Walker and Mr. Horan followed by 90 strong live wires to be moulded and enlightened—Could it be that we were all once Freshmen? Yes. we were. And we didn’t need to use too much tolerance and patience, for their sponsors were conscientious leaders and their officers dutifully followed their suggestions. The officers were: PRESIDENT— Fred Fleming. VICE-PRESIDENT — Patricia Ann Eau Claire. SECRETARY—Mary Rader. TREASURER—Charles Branch. nineteen li u n d r e d and forty- five a rle m C o n s o I i d a t e 4I Freshmen V J Eugene Prentic Asxt'xzL ' Portia Andrew e CZ—rBiUBeck -«» J‘' NbrP?la flentson Jew.eU Bolt inc Kenneffi Broman Betty Brown Patricia Bushnell Paul Carey If O v yjj i rOavid Clark Lyle Corrigan Lorraine Cosgrove Walter Dacr Marie Daniclscn Mary Daniclsen _ ,-Joan Oay David Ralston Shirley Samp Robert Scho6nmal er Schuster w ■eanne Shearer Shrove y fhith lliam Smith Richard Sorensen Betty Stevens Shirley Streit Gene Stufflcbcam John Sundstcdt Leslie Swanborg Gordon Swisher Rosemary Tinker ,-Bonnie VanDeusen Whippier Evelyn Feldt Joseph Fleming Donald Florence William Foss William Genrich Margaret Gruner Henry Hanson Barbara Harrison Romana Holmsted Mary Ann Johnson William Johnson Donald Jolly Marjorie Jury Ralph Jury Mary Lou Kennedy Thomas Key Ooro thvj$i ndbe rg » Donakf _ rv v t rx' --oonnie vant-» cvyir« 4 Pete ” T i„a. Clifford Dummer Patricia EauClaire Fred Fleming nia Fox etcr Gardner JoAnn Hansen John Haugen Betty Heffner Betty Hike Joyce Holden Carolyn Hu Richard Hu Marjorie H Lois Johnson Phyllis Keeling Maralyn Kelley Barbara Kcnne Marlene Nancy Lan Glenn Larson Charles Layng James Leary , cr p Willard Lenuis'y j r Robert Deiter s Keith Liddle Dolores Diehl Gina Veakle Jeanette Yelinek Dorvin York Wallace Zimmerman Sophomores Gordon Adams Barbara Akins Marvin Anderson Shirley Anderson Donald Babcock Richard Babcock Lois Bartelson Donald Belknap Betty Betts Herbert Burdick Marilyn Burdick Roger Burkman lenn Carlson odney Carlson j iheodore DePewl Ennis Derr Robert Martin Irene Mollgren . , John Nelson AtVl Ingvar Nelson 1' V Gordon Olson . J Frank Perkins Yy Duane Pederson Dick Peterson. , c ' Eloise Easton Maurice Easti John EauClaire Robert Edwards Clifford Erickson David Fair Joanne Farrey Frances Feese Jimmy Kolhorst Howard Layng Ziggy Licwinko Kathryn Lindvall Royal Magnuson Joyce Meiborg Charles Miller Jerry Miner Patricia Nelson Harry Perkins Dolores Peterson Ella Raines Billy Rogers John Rogers William St. Clair Carlene Schlensker Marion Schoonmaker Naomi Schwausch Vernon Scderquist Lorraine Shearer George Smith Beverly Stemkoski Paul Stephens Nancy Stewart Wayne Treder erry Tuite illiam Weyrauch Donald Whitford Laura Wood Dorothy York Juniors Shirlec Baldwin Evelyn Bentson Thomas Blosser Constance Borden Alan Brown Robert Burden Joyce Carlson Harold Cloyd Francis Cox Jean Crandall Beverly Crull Fred Cutler Jerry Drolsum Walter Ely Jerry Estabrook Earl Forbes Philip Gardner Dick Garthwaite Janice Gourley Roger Greenlee Shirley Hagberg Wanda Harbor Billie Harris Marjorie Hartman Eleanor Hcmbry David Hoffman Lora Hutchinson Dona Hute Lora Jackson Jimmy Jenkins Betty Johnson Curtis Johnson Richard Johnson Evelyn Kronewitz Constance Levy Joseph Lewis Barbara Manning Mildred McKern Violet Nelson Imogene Nicholas Betty Niffenegger Louise Olson Dick Oswald Lorrayne Peterson Joan Rapp Roseann Rundquist Betty Smith Patricia Smith Robert Swenson Paul Thrasher Robert Townsend Lorrayne Where ley Robert Wick Gloria Wright Louis Zimmcrlee nineteen It 11 n d re d a n d forty-fiver a r I e m C o n sol i date d II i a It S c li o o I Senior Class Our last theme for the year could well be captioned EVER MARCHING ONWARD. Would a crystal ball be of help? As "Green Freshies" almost all of us were so confused at the newness of High School that we wanted to look into a crystal ball. Would we come through with honors? Would we just make it? Would we not finish at all? These worries are now memories and commingle with the joys of the years: the commendations received from the teachers for work well done: the gay anticipations and realizations of gay events — proms, formats, plays, banquets: the enthusiasm of athletic contests. We pause amid the hustle and bustle of life to look back. Our hearts overflow with a flood of precious memories. For the least of them to the greatest we are grateful. To our superintendent, to the teachers, to our parents, to all who have touched our lives, we give thanks. Need there be any apprehension of the future? Not if the qualities and principles of good living are observed. May all of us of the class of 1945 enjoy "That which should accompany life as honor, love, obedience, and troops of friends." rflu—mi nineteen h u nd re d and f or ty-f i v eII a r I e rn C o ns o I i date (I H i g li S c h o o I flip GENE ANDERSON—Study Halls! Study!! Football 2; Band 3; Orchestra 3; Band 4. RUTTH BOLIN—Lunch in room 14 during my Junior year was a delightful pool for interesting items. Play Committee 3; Pepper 2, 3, 4; A.O.A. 4; Meteor 4; Augustans 2. 3. 4. WANDA CLINE—My “highlightest” memories are the dates after games, and the friendship of “we three” during High School. Augustans 2. 3. 4; A.O.A. 4; Pepper 3. 4; Prom Committee 3; Play Committee 3, 4; Meteor 4. JANICE CORRIGAN—A bushel of fun it was to practice and present the Junior Play! I was greatly thrilled! (Even though—) Play 3. 4; Prom Committee 3; Pepper 3, 4; Meteor Editor 4; G.A.A. I, 2, 3, 4; G.A.A. Manager 4; Camera Club 4; A.O.A. 4; Senior Girl Scouts 1, 2. 3. 4. ROBERT DAVIS—Memories of midnight walks through the woods are pleasant. (You ain’t kiddin’) Play 3. 4; Operetta 3; Basketball 2, 3. 4; Football 3, 4; H Club 4; A.O.A. 4; Track 3, 4; Glee Club 3. 4; Prom Committee 3. DONNA DEITER—Ny-en. Ny-en. Tha-ree! So it goes on the wires! My friends in and out of school are treasured. Transferred from Plattcville, Wisconsin. G.A.A. 1, 2. 4; A.O.A. 4; Play Committee 3. JAMES DEMPSEY—Flying feet; weather fair; visibility good. Track I, 2. 3. 4; Football 3. 4; Basketball 3; A.O.A. 4; H Club 2. 3. 4. HELEN DE PEW—Good—To play “Artist’s Life” for the 1943 graduation. Better—the first formal, corsage and all. Glee Club 1; G.A.A. 2, 3. 4; Augustans 2. 3. 4; A.O.A. 4; Prom Committee 3; Play Committee 3; Meteor Editor 4. ROBERT DOHERTY—Freshman Initiation!! Rock Cut!! Glee Club I, 2, 3; Orchestra 2, 3; Band 3; Augustans 3, 4; Play Committee 3. 4; Track 2. DEAN DUSING—A bonny senior lady! Basketball! Football! Meteor activities! Pepper meetings! Pleasant memories. Time percentage devot on to one outranks the others—you can guess. I know. Transferred from East High School. Golf 3; Basketball 3. 4; Track 3; Football 4; Pepper 4; Senior Play 4; Class President 4; A.O.A. 4; Boys' Glee Club 4; H Club 4; Meteor Editor 4. m nineteen hundred and forty-fiveII arle m Consul i date d II i g h School ...... DON ELY—Zero hours! Oh yes. but plenty of beautiful feather for Milady’s hats!!! Meteor 4; Prom Committee 3; Stage manager 3. 4; A.O.A. 4. WAYNE ERICKSON—My fondest memories are of the football practices and games of the varsity during my third year. Football 2. 3; Basketball 3; Track 2. 3. 4; H Club 2. 3, 4; Sgt.-at-Arms (H Club) 4. MARK ESTABROOK—The whole four years were a pleasure— teachers, students, athletes, and all. It was an intelligent adventure. Play Committee 3, 4. HAROLD FAIRCLOUCH—Glances out the window gave ideas for English themes as did the flying lessons. Meteor 4; A.O.A. 4. LUCILLE FARR—All my High School days were enjoyable; the pep assemblies; the athletic activities; the reading of plays; all my good classmates and friends! Augustans 2. 3, 4; A.O.A. 4; Glee Club I, 2, 4; Meteor Editor 4; Glee Club Treasurer 4; Prom Committee 3. WAYNE GABEL—Each day of the four years—happy experiences. HARVEY HANEBUTH—A bonny sweet lass! Ah! RUTH HAUGEN—An A.W.O.L. with the Four Blitzers didn’t turn out so successfully: we met unexpectedly our good Superintendent! (Oh well, "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall”) Augustan 2. 3. 4; Augustan Secretary 3; Pepper Editor 4; Pepper 2. 3, 4; A.O.A. 4; A.O.A. President 4; Prom Committee 3; Play Committee 3, 4; Meteor 4. DOROTHY HAYE—School activities were mixed with work and pleasure, and I record each experience as a glorious memory. G.A.A. 1, 2, 3. 4; G.A.A. President 4; Pepper I. 3, 4; Senior Play 4; Prom 3; Class Treasurer 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 4; Camera Club 4; A.O.A. 4; Augustans 2. 3, 4; Meteor 4. LAVONNE HEINRICHS—What a pleasure to meet a friend from the old home state! Harlem was a delightful era in my life. I’ll never forget it. Transferred from Platteville. Wisconsin. G.A.A. 1 ; A.O.A. 4. -ft nineteen li u mired and forty-fiveH a rle m C o n s o I i d a t e d II i ft It Sc It o o I ...... h .......n JACK HOFFMAN—Room 14 during the sixth period looked good to me! I especially liked the singing of "Why Do I Love You!!!" (How about Boys' Glee Club. Jack?) Basketball 1. 2. 3. 4; Football 3. 4; Track 1. 2, 3. 4; H Club 3. 4; Secretary-Treasurer H Club 4; Class Treasurer 3; Captain Lightweight Basketball 3; Play 3. 4; Operetta 3; Glee Club 3, 4; Glee Club President 4. RICHARD KINDBERG—High lights of my life are: graduation from Loves Park School; Initiation Dance at Harlem; Senior events. Prom Committee 3; A.O.A. 4; Meteor 4. RICHARD KING—Jaunts—hand in hand—Long winter evening calls at the club. A.O.A. 4; Meteor 4; Play Committee 3, 4. MARY JANE KRAMER—Leading the processional of the 1944 graduating class is my most cherished memory. Glee Club 1,2; G.A.A. 1, 2. 3, 4; Assistant Secretary G.A.A. 3; Secretary G.A.A. 4; Augustans 2, 3, 4; Vice President Augustans 3; Class Vice President 2; Class Secretary 3; Prom Committee 3; Play Committee 3; Meteor 4. HAZEL LAPP—What a beautiful day—The Senior picnic at Lake Fontana, 1944!!! (We wonder why!) Transferred from Muldoon. A.O.A. 4; Glee Club 3. 4. DONALD LEVEY—Six boys—great friends! The Junior Prom! Picnic at Lake Mills! All. the best of memories. Glee Club 4; A.O.A. 4; Prom Committee 3; Golf 3; Track 4; Camera Club 4; Play Committee 3; Play 4. BEVERLY LARSON—The great B. T. C. mixed with school events and friends was fun. The Senior fashions designed for winter games were fascinating. I loved it all. G.A.A. I, 2. 3. 4; Glee Club I, 2. 3. 4; A.O.A. 4; Play Committee 4. DORIS LARSEN—I’ll never forget you. G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Camera Club 4; Augustans 2. 3, 4; A.O.A. 4; Pepper I, 3. 4; Pepper Editor 4; Glee Club 1. 2, 3, 4; Play Committee 3, 4; Advertising Artist for programs 4. VERDELL LARSON—The part in the play "Beads on a String" was a happy experience. I’ll never forget it. G.A.A. 1, 2, 3. 4; Glee Club 2; Augustans 2. 3. 4; Augustan Treasurer 3; Play 3; Prom Committee 3. nineteen It u n d r e d and forty •five a r I e m C o n s o I i d a t e (I H i li Sc li o o I HAZEL LUNDCREN—Plays! Operettas! Cheer leading! They all were fun! Hospital? Not so much fun. but the letters and visitors were cherished! CIcc Club 1. 2, 3. 4; C.A.A. 1. 2, 3, 4; Pepper 3, 4; Captain B. Ball I ; Class play 3, 4; Operetta 3; A.O.A. 4; Cheerleader I, 2. 3, 4; Augustans 2. 3, 4; Meteor 4; Prom Committee 3; Camera Club 4. RUPERT MAPES—What about time off to go to Hononegah. Allen? Stage Manager 3, 4; A.O.A. 4; Meteor 4. STANLEY MERCHANT—Wet towel fights in the shower room! Back seat on a triple date! The Harlem-West High game and after! Gentlemen? prefer blondes!!! Transferred from Ocala. Florida, in Junior year. Basketball 3. 4; Football 4; Track 3. 4; Play 3; A.O.A. 4; H Club 4; Prom Committee 3; Play Committee 4; Glee Club 4. ROBERT MINNS—Many fond memories! Very fond! The fondest memories center about the Athletic activities of my Junior and Senior year. (Oh?) Basketball 1. 2, 3. 4; Football 3. 4; Track 3. 4; H Club 3, 4; A.O.A. 4; Meteor Editor 4; Class President 3; Vice President 4; H Club Vice President 4. ALLEN OYEN—“Always in Trouble!" I can't go to Hononegah. Rupert!! Not right now anyway!! Class Treasurer 1; Prom Committee 3; Play Committee 3. 4; A.O.A. 4; Meteor 4. JOYCE PENTICOFF—When the Navy comes into port—Happy days are here again! Play Committee 3. 4: A.O.A. 4; G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Vice President I. AGNES PUGH—A thing I’ll remember: G.A A. initiation!! G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; G.A.A. Manager 3. 4; Glee Club 1,2; Augustan 2. 3. 4; Augustan President 3; Prom Committee 3; Play Committee 3. HELEN RADER—Life is pleasant wherever you are! Attended Mt. Morris in Junior year. G.A.A. 1,3; Glee Club I, 2, 4; Play Committee 4. HAROLD RALSTON—Senior football practices and games were thrilling. Stage Manager 4; A.O.A. 4; Basketball 2. 3; Football 3, 4; Captain football 4; Track 3; H Club 4; Meteor 4. ROGENE RYBERG—The dates after the games! A certain (6 min.) red head! History class preparation! Mr. Moore! Class Treasurer 1 ; Augustans 2. 3. 4; Prom Committee 3; A.O.A. 4; Pepper 3, 4; Play Committee 3, 4; Meteor 4. nineteen li u n d r e d and f o r t y - i v e— II a r I e m C o n s o lid at e d II i H li S c li o o I GEORGE SECRIST—M part as the dignified butler will always live in my memory. I’ll never forget being the John Kieran of Harlem athletics during 1944. Play Committee 3; Senior play 4; Prom Committee 3; A.O.A. 4; Camera Club 4; Augustans 2, 3, 4; Boys’ Glee Club 4; Athletic Reporter 4; Magazine Captain 4. MINNIE JO SIMONS—It was thrilling to usher at the Junior and Senior Plays! I also enjoyed helping the teachers and Augustans on their extra assignments. (“I spose. ”) A.O.A. 4; G.A.A. 4; Usher at Plays 3, 4; Librarian 3. STEWARD STEVENS—Friendship of my fellow classmen! All High School activities! A few snoozes during class! Cherished memories! v Play Usher 3; Prom Committee 3; A.O.A. 4; Glee Club 4; Augustans 2. 3, 4. EARL STUFFLEBEAM—The Freshman Dance seems to cling to my memory! Camera Club 3, 4; Play Committee 3; Prom Committee 3. GERALD VAN LAND INCH AM—The DeKalb Holiday Basketball Tournament was a pippen of a vacation. (Broken bottles???) Stage Manager 3. 4; Prom Committee 3: Treasurer A.O.A. 4; Sgt.-at-Arms H Club 3; Basketball 1, 2, 3. 4; Track 1, 2, 3. 4; Football 1. 2. 3. 4; H Club I, 2, 3, 4; Meteor 4; A.O.A. 4; Glee Club 3, 4. VIVIAN ROGERS—Freshman year thrills: Banquet. Prom. Dances. Parties! Junior Joys: Class play. I'll always remember Harlem. Glee Club 1, 2. 3, 4; Accompanist Girls’ and Boys’ Glee Club 4; Accompanist Mixed Glee Club 3; G.A.A. I, 2, 3. 4; G.A.A. Vice President 3; G.A.A. Treasurer 4; Operetta 3; Class Secretary 2; Class Vice President 3; Class Secretary 4; Class play 3, 4; Augustans 2, 3, 4; Pepper 1, 3, 4; Meteor 4; A.O.A. 4; Prom Committee 3; Camera Club 4. DONALD ROUSH—Blondes! Brunettes! Redheads! Football! Basketball! H Club! I proportion equally all my loves. Basketball 1, 2. 3. 4; Football 2. 3. 4; Track 1. 3. 4; Class Play 3. 4; H Club 2. 3, 4; A.O.A. 4; Football co-captain 4; Lightweight Basketball Captain I ; Banquet Speech response I, 3. 4; H-Club Pres. 4. MARJORIE WHIPPLER—The Junior Prom last year was thrilling. I shall never forget it. G.A.A. 2. 3. 4; Augustans 2, 3, 4. JEAN WILCOX—My mind goes back two years ago to the Junior Class play. Glee Club 1,4; Prom Committee 3. nineteen li u n d r e (I and forty-fiveI)or t d _eVt c o e yr fc Pu V H-4n lJ «+o T)or ou. V» HoY«t er George Sec »Ut lYlitvrwt So Si iwa Do v.F P« K Uhonc. e s Ltvty C.OVVO l. 0 -t CfcOW Ui'w O tvi _-y ■b vtwRS oco And V Hofc _irttt OI»rv. n4 AR .y » r 4» jl T 4 40 UtW VKTXOVl K-K-K-Katv I Poison G«. W a r I e in C o it s o I i d a t e d i ft U School Departments About the time one reaches his Senior year he becomes concerned about his credits. How chagrining to find that a Mathematics. English, or Science credit is needed to graduate. That need not be the case; but in a few instances it has become a fact. The Harlem administration spends long hours to build a well-balanced program. The new hour classes make it possible for more teacher-student conferences. After school sessions give opportunities for special work and help to raise grade averages. An interview with teachers or a visit to their class rooms reveal that courses are planned practically: lessons at school are valuable in experiences out of school. A statement from Miss Valentine illustrates this: “Mathematics must be functional if we are to prepare youth for positions in business and industry. It must be as much a part of his every day living as is his speech." “Away with shallow excuses." says Mr. Moore. “Let us make men!” Those who visit the Guidance office receive an earnest and thorough check and leave with greater thoughtfulness. One of our flying officers commented. “When we strike Harlem, we're home. Whenever and wherever any of us alumni meet, reminiscing happy school days brightens tense living.” Letters going out from the Commercial Department with special greeting from Miss Pettis and Mr. Hovey assure the service men and women that their school home cares and prays. They all agree that the Library gives wonderful supplementary support. Miss Walker guards this special treasure with honest vigilance. By their works do we know the “Wood butchers." Hats off to a well organized and helpful Department! m nineteen li u n d r e d and forty-five a r I e m Consol i (late (I High Sc h o o I -.. - -ikh,--. mi V ■ ■■ -rr, :.TTTTTTn Said one of the service men, "I want to continue my work with Mr. Sontag, when I get back.” The Science Department offers an exhaustless study which has been proven basic. "It is your business to get at the best that is written and said if you wish to meet powerfully life’s situations.” That from the teachers of the English Department. The new English Course of study proportions equally the time spent on Speech. Composition. Literature and Life. In the History and Social Science Departments the great leaders of history come to life and arouse the students to more principled living. To see it is to believe! To taste is the proof of the pudding! Miss Barkley's management is decidedly approved by the tangible evidence. "Nature’s great book is written in mathematical languages." Thus speak the greatest scientists. Harlem's Mathematics Department stresses good, solid work making for confidence and skill. With confidence have graduates of this department been received both in civil and military fields. Nearer the stars than the rest of the classrooms, the new music studio gives the Music Maestro Alrutz arid his department a better chance to hear the music of the spheres. These folks have proven that all art is gracious giving. The saying is "A sound mind in a sound body." From that one we could ad lib and remark "Sound work and citizenship is in a sound building.” Much has been done to make the old workable or replace it with new. Mr. Henry Appuhn. Deputy State Fire Marshal, pronounced Harlem’s equipment and fire practices as very fine. All who visit comment favorably on the many new improvements. Those who attended the Open House at Harlem. April 1 1, were enthusiastic about the many new improvements - - —-i----------r- ■--------- nineteen li u n d re d and forty-fiveavNoyy -voo o V) Y «sV«WA au0 Organizations Again, as Mr. Hovey guides the curricular program, so does he thoughtfully outline the extra curricular. Harlem is the school home where each has his work, his diversions, “his chores”— When the closing buzzer sounds, the students hurry away: some to important jobs, some to athletic practices, some to extra curricular assignments. Each activity is properly sponsored and directed. INDUSTRIAL ARTS CLUB One of the most alive and purposeful clubs is that sponsored by Mr. Young. "The Industrial Arts Club.” — alias “Wood-butchers.” Membership is limited only to students in Industrial Arts courses, plus service and ex-service men. A member must carry three major subjects. If he fails to carry the required subjects, he will be placed on probation for a period of six weeks before being dropped as a member. Members must possess school loyaltv, and sound qualities of citizenship in and out of school. The officers, two from the Sophomore Class, two from the Freshman Class, will hold office for the entire school year. There are definite organized duties for each officer to perform so there can be no place for errors. The 1944-1945 officers are: President.....................Herb Burdick Vice President................Fred Fleming Secretary.....................Terry Denny Treasurer..................William Generich Below is outlined the schedule of club activities: Christmas Party—Monday—December 18 Valentine Roller Skating Party—Wednesday— February 14 Easter Theatre Party—Wednesday—April 18 Annual Industrial Arts Exhibit—Friday—May 18 Club Picnic and Swim—Monday—May 28 AUGUSTANS The news has traveled; but to go on record, this organization must repeat that now they are a National organization. The Mixer, and the after school dances gave them the money to purchase new Latin II texts, to continue their House Beautiful program, to begin an Augustan Librarv and to devote humbly toward the North Suburban Library. The officers of the year were: President..................Mildred McKern Vice President..............Connie Bordon Secretary-Treasurer..............Don Jolly Advisor.........................M:ss Meier a r I e in C o n s o I i date d High Sc h o o I CHEERFUL CHEERERS We've got the Pep! We've got the Team! We've got the Coach! With this rousing cheer. Hazel. Louise, Gloria, Jolly, and Don inspired the spectators of the year's athletic contests. These untitled performers deserve a million thanks — And while we are thanking let's not forget Miss Valentine who very capably advised them. CAMERA CLUB If popularity is measured by student expression, then this club is at the head of the list. Some day when we walk down the Avenue we shall see the smartly-designed “Sontag Camera Shop." Behind the office desks will be members of the Harlem Camera Club—Success to you! For the 1944-1945 season the officers were: President............................Dorothy Haye Vice President.........................Doris Larsen Secretary......................Vivian Rogers Treasurer....................Janice Corrigan THE A. O. A. The roll of this organization is increasing as is its contribution to the school. They donated humbly toward the North Suburban Library; they aided the Augustans slightly in their House Beautiful program; they earned money with which to buy books for the English IV Course of Study; they purchased the album OKLAHOMA for the Music Department. They are learning that art is universal. An earnest striving for an ideal makes that ideal possible. For the year they were officered by: President..................................Ruth Haugen Vice President...........................Harold Ralston Secretary-Treasurer. . . .Gerald Van Landingham Advisor.............................Miss Meier H CLUB Permit a student to work in and around the activities of this organization and invariably he comes forth a better man. A spectator who witnessed the presentation of the football letters said. "I am actually thrilled. Here are lads learning the power and might of co-ordination—a blending of mental and physical power." Coach Lotzer may not realize it; so may it be said now. that he has been a force for good? For the year's presiding officers they voted for: President.........................Don Roush Vice President....................Bob Minns Secretary-Treasurer.............Jack Hoffman Sergeant-at-Arms...............Wayne Erickson nineteen hundred and forty-fiveHarlem Consolidated High School The Plays As we go to press the oh-ing and ah-ing of the performance of BROTHER GOOSE gaily rings in our ears. 'It was professional." remarked a spectator. There is no special Dramatic Department at Harlem. A six-week unit of drama study is given in each of the four years. During the Junior, and again in the Senior year, the students have a chance to perform in their respective class plays. Fair opportunities for "try outs" are offered and those who show the greatest ability and quality of responsibility are chosen. Then commences a five to six week schedule of practices after which the stage is set and the “play must go on.” On November 10. 1945. Mr. Horan presented the Seniors in their play TAKE IT EASY. This farce comedy of movement and mystery kept the audience 'plenty" excited and heartily entertained. On March 9. 1945. Miss Schmidt presented the Junior players in BROTHER GOOSE, a comedy drama of real life and living. The sympathy between the audience and players — was evidenced by the happy reminders of the day "when I was young and gay." Congratulations to the players and coaches for the good work — really special orchids to Miss Schmidt and Mr. Horan. Harlem's Harmony In planning the peace let us not forget the power of music. So counseled a present day oriental writer. And we say if music will help "to bind up the nation s wounds" and be a force in the creation of a permanent peace, "Let us joyfully sing!" We have watched with interest the building of the new studio. Living arid performing here is a pleasure. The orchestra. the band, the glee clubs, the mixed choruses have served graciously. Mr. Alrutz and his groups are building for more than today’s performances. The beautiful melodies will linger on and give joy to real living. nineteen li u nd r e d and forty •fiveII a r I e m C o n s o I i date d II i ss h S r li o o I The Pepper The great food companies of America stress the importance of flavor. For the appetizing quality they searched for the right condiments; and pepper was voted high among these savory seasonings. The HARLEM PEPPER is also voted high among the school activities. It affords relish to all departments. It is impartial and generous. With peppery vigor and earnestness it wields thought toward zestful living. All departments cooperated in the publication of the Peppers, but at this time the Meteor wishes to pay special tribute to Doris Larsen and Ruth Haugen. They are proof that geniality, harmony, agreement, and artistry pay dividends. The staff is outlined below: STAFF Editors-in-Chief. . . .Ruth Haugen. Doris Larsen Senior Reporters. . . . Rutth Bolin. Wanda Cline. Janice Corrigan. Dean Dusing. Dorothy Haye, Hazel Lundgren. Vivian Rogers. Rogene Ryberg Junior Reporters. .Connie Borden. Jean Crandall. Janice Courley. Marjorie Hartman. Mildred McKern. Betty Niffenegger. Rose Ann Rund-quist. Pat Smith. Evelyn Kronewitz. Gloria Wright. Faculty Adviser..............Mrs. Elma Stamper .. ii - - nineteen li n n d r e d a n d forty-five Lass Present A II a r I e m C o n s o I i (late d II i ft li Sc li o o I Foot-ball The Alumni agree with the current players. "The fondest memories of a high school boy are of his high school athletic experiences." Consistent practices from September to May in one field of sport or another, sore muscles, bruises, moments of encouragement followed by days of discouragement, are all in the life of an athlete! Then the games with tough foes or with an easy rival. Over-confidence does not pay, neither does a lack of it. There is always a middle course and one who trains, who listens, and who acts in accordance with the rules can reach a state of knowing because he attains physical and mental coordination. All the while that development is in the making there goes on a heap of extra shower and dressing room living. “Who's got my equipment?" “That was a nasty splash." “Cut out the rivalry!" The air rings with jesting raillery. A spectator of a number of the games made this observation: “Mr. Lotzer is not only a coach but a gentleman and scholar.” That about expresses it. A scholar knows and can perform miracles out of raw recruits. Sixty-seven enthusiastic candidates reported for football. Of these only three were returning varsity letter men. Congratulations go to Don Roush and Harold Ralston who were elected honorary Co-Captains for the 1944 football season by the varsity squad. SSfcP n i n e t e e n li it n d r e d and forty- five  (trie m C o n s o I i d a t e d i g h School The season's schedule of Varsity and Lightweight games tell the story. VARSITY TIME TEAM PLACE THEY WE Sept. 16 Belvidere There 25 7 Sept. 22 South Beloit Here 0 25 Sept. 30 Marengo Here 6 12 Oct. 7 St. Thomas 15 th Av. 13 7 Oct. 13 Harvard There 7 6 Oct. 20 Rock ton There 6 57 Oct. 27 West Rockford “B" 15 th Av. 7 7 Nov. 3 Pecatonica Here 7 53 NORTH SIX CONFERENCE STANDINGS Won Lost T Pet. Harvard 3 0 1 1.000 Harlem 3 1 0 .750 Marengo 2 1 1 .666 South Beloit 1 3 0 .250 Rock ton 0 4 0 .000 LICHTWEIGHT TIME TEAM PLACE THEY WE Sept. 16 Belvidere There 8 7 Sept. 30 Marengo Here 0 0 Oct. 7 St. Thomas 15 th Av. 0 0 Oct. 13 Harvard There 0 9 nineteen li u n d r e d a n d f o r ty - i v e a r e in C o ns o I i date d II i ft 11 School — - - r ■ ■■ - - Basketball As the editors began to write the account of the basketball season, they by chance turned to an article in the local paper bearing this caption: SPORTS OUTLOOK IN ROCKFORD: HARLEM IS HIGH ON TEAM. And they quote. "Lotzer who has turned in an outstanding coaching job since he took over athletics at Harlem, appears to have his quintet headed for their second straight North Six Conference Championship. . . . Harlem has got to be given serious consideration in the coming tourney. Off to a losing start, mainly because Harlem was waging warfare against teams from bigger schools, the Harlem quintet has developed rapidly into a good ball club. It has been largely thru the steady playing of three veterans. Jack Cutler, at forward. Jerry Van Landingham. at center, and Don Roush, at guard, that has made the team a smooth functioning outfit." Need more be said? Yes. a record should be made of the great progress of all the players—A graph of the Lightweight scores tells the story. They developed into scrappy players and promise a brilliant record for Harlem. Ii u n dr e d and forty-five nineteen  (i r I e m C o n s o I i d a t e d High Sc h o o I 1944-1945 VARSITY BASKETBALL SCORES WE THEY Harlem 34 Alumni 25 Harlem 27 Rochelle 35 Harlem 16 Rockford East 70 Harlem 48 St. Thomas 33 Harlem 40 Rockford West 45 Harlem 29 Belvidere 37 ♦Harlem 46 South Beloit 38 Harlem 48 Genoa 33 Harlem 23 Byron 22 ■"♦Harlem 42 Belvidere 43 ■"Harlem 33 Marengo 30 ♦Harlem 40 Harvard 11 ♦Harlem 63 Rockton 27 Harlem 62 Kirkland 51 Harlem 36 St. Thomas 32 ♦Harlem 40 South Beloit 24 Harlem 50 Kirkland 47 ♦Harlem 21 Marengo 24 Harlem 45 Rochelle 46 Harlem 54 Belvidere 37 ♦Harlem 45 Harvard 26 ♦Harlem 57 Rockton 17 ♦♦♦Harlem 50 Kirkland 41 ♦♦♦Harlem 36 Rockford West 54 c Indicates Conference Games 00 Indicates Belvidere Holiday Tournament 000lndicafes Regional Tournament 1944-1945 LIGHTWEIGHT BASKETBALL SCORES WE THEY Harlem 23 Harlem Colored 21 Harlem 11 Rochelle 19 Harlem 12 Rockford East 38 Harlem 16 St. Thomas 20 Harlem 25 Rockford West 39 Harlem 23 Belvidere 32 ♦Harlem 33 South Beloit 10 ♦Harlem 16 Marengo 24 ♦Harlem 18 Harvard 10 ♦Harlem 19 Rockton 11 Harlem 26 Kirkland 24 Harlem 17 St. Thomas 25 ♦Harlem 32 South Beloit 15 Harlem 31 Kirkland 23 ♦Harlem 18 Marengo 17 Harlem 18 Rochelle 26 Harlem 28 Belvidere 33 ♦Harlem 22 Harvard 13 ♦Harlem 31 Rockton 20 nineteen li u n d r e d a n d fort y - i v e II a r I e m C o n s o I i (late d II i g It S c h o o I Track As the year book goes to press the only record of the Track season is the picture of the lads anticipating records in this sport The sub zero and zero weather doesn't make for good sport practice but, believe it or not, the thin clads will be out even though it is frosty. Last year’s records show a successful season. Harlem won the North Six Conference Track Merit by staging a great uphill rally in the last ten events of the day. high jump and broad jump, to defeat a powerful Harvard squad out of the championship by a score of 74 to 69. Marengo was third with 35 points. Dick Dresser and Gerald Van Landingham tied in the high jump to establish a new conference record, both going over the cross bar at 5' 9Vi". The same two lads tied for first place in the high jump at the District Meet. Outstanding trackmen from the 1944 team who are not with us in 1945 are: Dick Dresser, Mike Getts. Rog Minns. Dave Hurlbert. Fred Blume and Vern Anderson. The 1945 team is built around such stars as Gerald Van Landingham. Jack Cutler. Don Roush, Bob Minns. Wayne Erickson. Jim Dempsey and Henry Hanson. This list is backed up by some fifty-five (55) other trackmen striving to develop a powerful Harlem thinclad squad. Extra-School Events Up and down the halls ears caught the news of hockey, skating. bowling and golf activities. Although not sponsored by the school these sports gave pleasure and form to a number of Harlem enthusiasts. nineteen h u mire d and f or ty - f i v e a r I e ni C o n s o I i date d High Sc h o o I 40 So They Say . . . They all talked at once when I asked them what was the most thrilling event, play, or game of their 1944-45 Basketball season. Above the first burst of rapid talk I heard Bob Minns gloating over the trimming they handed Belvidere, the first in three years. Van proclaimed the moral victory over Rochelle, an excellent chaser to a successful season. Cutler agreed heartily. (You know Cutler—the man with a national football scoring record.) I liked Dusing's sincere remark. "Just being able to play with such a swell bunch of fellows under a wonderful coach like Ray Lotzer was an experience I’ll never forget." Hank Hanson wistfully relived the last home game with Rockton. "That's right." said Davis. "It made us Conference champions again." "You bet it did." Hoffman joined in. "but that near win over West High still gives me the biggest bang!" Merchant and Drolsum are still jittery when they think of the three consecutive wins over Kirkland, against odds. Roush will never forget the game at Kirkland (Who will?). Roush has many memories of games on Harlem's floor. Congratulations go to Jerry Van and Bob Minns who were elected honorary co-captains for the 1944-45 basketball season by the varsity squad. nine teen hundred and forty-five p o o e s Aoo.T cb€.II a r I e m C o n so I i date d II i g h School G. A. A. "I promise to uphold the ideals of the Girls’ Athletic Association . . This brings memories of the first initiation and never fails to inspire the members on each successive initiation. A review of the year’s activities shows a busy season of well-balanced events: 1— The buddy hikes started off the 1944-45 activities, led by Janice Corrigan and her assistant. Gloria Wright. The girls pronounced the season a profitable one. 2— Simultaneously the soccer activities were in full swing. The beautiful weather favored the pro's Beverly Larson and Joan Rapp. 3— The lively games of volley ball which were the scenes of many good times were under the watchful eye of Helen DePew and assistant. Katherine Lindvall. 4— Shuffleboard was the new activity added to the list. Barbara Trapani was right on hand heading the girls in this popular sport. 5— On Saturdays, all the strikes and spares crowd met at Ricks with manager Betty (Ned Day) Johnson. 6— The gallant William Tells shot their arrows almost as accurately as the story goes. Head Cupid was ? ? ? ? 7— The big event of the year. The Basketball Tourney closed the basketball activity. These shooters were led by Vivian Rogers. 8— The informal dance February 10 was a gay affair. The "Girl dates Boy” formal on March 16 was still one of the year’s most charming evenings. Nor could this program have been so happy or successful without the professional guidance of Mrs. Doyle—and we mean just that—Mrs. Doyle is a master of each activity. Her class demonstrations inspire the students to perform as beautifully. - : t— —- - 1L -■ —-ui --- ______, r-------—____ ................... ..... - •'-=• nineteen li n n d red and f o rty-f iveII itrie in C o n s o I i 1 a t e d High Sc li o o I 5N Every year the girls of the C.A.A. find this organization more exhilarating. New games, new activities, new ideas of every kind keep the girls busy from the beginning to the end of the school year. The C.A.A. does everything in its power to keep these girls healthy and happy, and it is doing a fine job indeed! The memories of four years of C.A.A. activities are glorious! 1941 : September 18—Buddy hike (Introduced to the C.A.A.) October 18—Playday at Harlem—scheme was Army Camps (Caught in the draft.) 1942: February 10- -Initiation (Oh ma. they’re making hash of me!) February 21—C.A.A. dance (Calling all boys, calling all boys!) March 16—Basketball shooting contest (Shoot ’em high, shoot ’em low, come on girls let’s go!) April 8-10—Basketball tournament (May the best team win.) April 25—Play day at Byron with dogs as the theme. (The girls had a "woofing" good time.) May—Election of officers for the following year. (Every little vote counts.) September 17—Buddy hike (No longer "Greenhorns!”) 1943: September 14—Buddy hike ("And it rained.’’) February 2—Initiation K. P. day.) February 7—Red Cross work started (ANGELS of mercy.) March 10—C.A.A. dance (Swing and sway the C.A.A. way!) April 12. 13. 14—Basketball tournament. (We had to give the other team a chance.) April 29—Freeport play day. Scheme was airplanes (What's buzzin' cousin?) May 16—Election of offic rs (No twelve year term!) 1944: September 12—Buddy hike (Seniors at last! Just call us bossy.) September 13—Rummage sale in auction form (Sooold American!) October 14—Byron play day. Scheme was Indians. (One little, two little, three little Indians.) December 6—Awards (Proud day indeed!) Jnr.uiry 31—Initiation (Poor initiates!) 1945: February 9—Sponsored dance after basketball game. (And the COINS flowed like wine, and the COINS flowed like wine!) March 16—C.A.A. dance (In an old Dutch garden.) April 11, 12. 13—Basketball tournament (Victory, victory, that's our cry.) May—Election of officers (Good luck, girls!) nineteen hun d r e d and f o r t y - f i v e l -P (L tAa, £ rvwco£t AyO ■J tA. i f7'' % J_a vv(V l Vv - v -— U— •». Cf-4 '-' x. - - - J • CL YfCompliments of Andre Radio and Appliance 5424 North Second Street Parkside 70 SCHOOL SUPPLIES. GIFTS and HARDWARELET YOUR DOCTOR PRESCRIBE . . 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