Harriet Whitney High School - First Lady Yearbook (Toledo, OH)
- Class of 1941
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The Senior Class
Nuratinnal lliigly Svrlguul
The staff of the 1941
First Lady expresses its
appreciation to the persons
who have assisted in pub-
lishing this book of the
Whitney Vocational High
School for Girls.
This list includes Mrs.
Julia Moody, Mr. A. J. Preis,
of the .Toledo Secretarial
School: Mr. K. H. Goodrich
of Macomberg Miss Marian
Barth, Miss Alice MacRobert
Mrs. Jane Gebauer of Whitneyg
and all students or teachers
PORTRAIT OF HARRIET WHITNEY
by John Swalley
presented October 1940 by the descendants of Harriet. Whitney to the school
which bears her name
With deep appreciation
We, the seniors of the Whitney
High School for Girls,
Hoping that we may be able
to follow her pattern,
Dedicate this, our annual,
To Harriet Whitney, who
through courage and wisdom
Achieved the goal she wished.
Harriet Whitney lived a long and noble life. She was born in
Oswega Falls, Michigan, in the year, 1814. Her family moved to Toledo
when she was five years old. Here she lived until death took her aged
body and gentle soul.
She had always been interested in education. When she was six-
teen years old, her greatest aspiration -- to teach school -- became a
reality. Being the first teacher in Toledo, she was a pioneer of
education in our city. It took infinite courage and patience to
achieve what she did in those horse and buggy days.
In wonderment we gaze at your
portrait so fair.
We are awed at the hardship
you had to bear.
Our thoughts wander to the
school house so crude and
Where your few eager pupils
A came education to seek.
May the ideals and the principles which activated the life of
Harriet Whitney forever haunt the halls of our modern school building.
Back Row ----
FIRST LADY STAFF
Dolores Piker, Jean Duda, Marian Diefenback.
--Genevieve Lewandowski, Betty Warren, Fanny Orfenides,
Bernice Otting, Arlene Hoffman, Colleen Sullivan,
Ann Woods, Alverda Goltz, Lucille Zattau, Mary Ann
Nadolny, Mary Jane Clark, Mary Scott, Dolores Vogelsang.
Viola Haney, Jeannette Habenstrait, Dorothiea Bartow.
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Back Row----Mrs. Vivian Miller, Foodsg Mrs. Nellie Gerold, Librariang
Miss Mildred Pickering, Power Machines, Miss Lois Burman,
Tea Room: Mrs. Elizabeth Stoepler, Office Practice: Miss
Ruth Moorhead, Personal Regimeng Miss Garnet Thompson,
Retail Selling, Mrs. Margaret Bellemore, Dictaphone.
--Mrs. Margaret Dwyer, Distributive Educationg Miss Cecelia
Earhart, Household Management, Mrs. Dorothy Lyle, Mer-
chandising, Mrs. Stella Harre, Physical Education, Mrs.
Freida Schneider, Cafeteriag Mrs. Ruby Buck, Bookkeeping
and Office Machines: Mrs. Helen Merickel, Foods, Mrs.
Jane Gebauer, Related Art.
Mrs. Lois Swanson, Tests, Miss Adrienne Curtis, English
and Retail Selling, Mrs. Kate R. Gailey, English, Mrs.
Leona Probst, History and Social Problems: Mrs. Elizabeth
Von Hoff, Clothing, Mrs. Edith Bullard, Cosmetology: Miss
Thelma Howey, English and Social Problems.
-Mrs. Edith Sotherland, Attendance clerkg Mrs. Ruth
Hartnett, Stenographyg Miss Alice MacRobert, Productiong
Miss Ethel Wooden, Principalg Miss Marian Barth, English,
Mrs. Ruth Rustad, Coordinator, Miss Laura DeBolt, Office
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MISS ETI-IEL WOODEN, PRINCIPAL
OUR FIRST LADY SPEAKS
To you--who are completing the three years of preparation for
employment at Harriet Whitney Vocational High School--go my greetings
and all good wishes. '
Perhaps I should stop with that, but I cannot refrain from
adding a review of the factors which aside from your skill will con-
tribute to your success. Let me enumerate these items as they have
been presented to you many times: democracy, adjustment, foresight,
work, a sense of humor, emotional control, health.
Democracy leads the list because it seems to provide the con-
ditions necessary to the successful fulfillment of the other factors.
Adjustment, adaptation to circumstances or events that are
beyond our control is a basic principle. It does not infer accep-
tance of conditions which one can alter but does preclude the futile
beating of wings against immovable walls of opposition.
Foresight is that which Santayana avers is uthe greatest gift
of gods to men.H It is the ability by which we are able to look
ahead and plan a long time course which will lead to success. Only
through it can we be masters of our fate.
Work, and the joy in it, is the cornerstone on which our school
is founded. No more need to be said. .
Combine with joy in work a sense of humor to lighten the strain,
when life becomes tense, and there is provided a safety valve for
disturbed emotions. I
All of this, of course, presupposes an ability to preserve
emotional control. Hate, anger, jealousy, and envy are counter irv
ritants leading away from success. Self discipline and self res-
traint are the prerequisites of a happy life.
Without health, all other factors fail except for the most
persistent individual who can live above pain. Throughout your three
years of school, health has been approached from the positive side
Given healthy bodies at birth, your responsibility is to so obey the
laws of health that a similar degree is maintained for life.
I have indicated briefly the factors which with skill have been
stressed in your stay with us. May you proceed on the path of
employment happy and unafraid!
NEW FACES GOING PLACES
Along with the new building the girls have been very fortunate
in having many new teachers and a few new shops
Among the new shops is Cosmetology with Mrs. Edith Bullard as
the very capable instructor. The girls are progressing rapidly
under the supervision of Mrs. Bullard, and the shop already has the
reputation of improving the appearance of the Whitney girls.
The Power Machine shop with Miss Mildred Pickering as adviser
is very interesting with its many types of commercial machinery. The
way seems are zipped is amazing!
We also have Miss Cecelia Earhart instructing in laundry work
and planning the program for the Household Management classes.
The girls in the Tea Room have been very capable in serving
and preparing luncheons under the expert supervision of Miss Lois
Burman. The food is so attractively arranged that it begs to be
Mrs. Vivian Miller and Mrs. Helen Merickel have been working
with Foods sophmores and juniors. The Pastry shop with its deli-
cious pies and cakes is the result of their workmanship.
The girls are becoming very speedy typists under the capable
instruction of Mrs. Margaret Bellemore, who also teaches the
dictaphone and ediphone.
The new teachers of related subjects are Miss Adrienne Curtis
in English and Miss Thelma Howey in Social Problems and American
History. Both of these work with the Retail Selling girls. Lucky
Last but not least among our new faces going places this year
is Mrs. Margaret Stoepler of typing and Mrs. Nellie Gerold in
charge of the library. Mrs. Margaret Dwyer is the head of Distribu-
tive Education evening classes.
Mrs. Edith Sotherland assists in the office. I imagine the
girls who have been tardy know Mrs. Sotherland quite well since she
issues the admittance slips.
Can you imagine a man in the building? If you wonder who takes
care of us just ask Mr. Quaintaince, our custodian. We thank Mrs.
Mary Wilde and Mrs. Clara Horner for the splendid way in which they
have kept our halls so spick and span.
Lillian Anselm Mcrdell BaileY
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First Lady Staff
Ethel Mae Berkel Mildred Mae Detrick
Foods Retail Selling
Sergeant at Arms of
Betty lane Briggs
Vice President Senior Class
G1 Vo H1 Gazette
Mary lane Clark
President Senior Class
First Lady Staff
Rose Feyes Mary lane Gormley
Retail Selling Foods
F iendshzp Club Friendship Club
First Lady Staff
Treasurer Senior Class
Frendship Club V
N I Dorothy Holton
Betty lean Haney
Co Editor Gi Vo Hi
President Student Council
Irene HOIVCIll'L Eleqngy Kusz
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President of Red
Co-Editor of Gi-Vo-Hi
First Lady Staff
Mary Ellen McParlin
Betty Iane Mead
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. ' , I I Ruby Mae Pearson - ':"- ' ' ., , ,ig Cfvfhfng Shop
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Mary Ann Nadolny
Editor ot First Lady
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Mary lane Ramsey
Sergeant - at - Arms of Senior Business Manger of
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First Lady Staff
leanne Dolores Vogelsang
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' First Lady Staff
Red cross staff
First Lady Staff
First Lady Staff
First Lady Staff
' Friendship Club
CLASS OF 1941
The senior class of 1941 are pioneers of the Whitney Vocational
High School. During the years spent here, the girls have learned
friendship and tolerance from their classmates. The officers were
elected leaders of the group. An extra effort was made to see that
each shop participated in the activities.
Mary Jane Gormley
President Mary Jane Clark
Vice President Evelyn Druin
Secretary Lucille Zattau Art
Treasurer Katherine Fretz Clothing
Sargeant-at-arms Dorothy Randall Foods
Adviser--Miss Alice MacRobert
Alverda Goltz Betty Haney
Chairman--Mardell Bailey ' Chairman--
Mary Jane Ramsey
BIOGRAPHY OF THE SENIOR CLASS OF l9L+l
As the school term started in the fall of 1937, a group of soph-
omores was beginning a new experience. Surprise! There were no boys
to be found in the building. This year marked the beginning of the
Girls' Vocational High School. Without the boys around the halls, the
classes seemed very quiet. We managed without them very nicely.
Suddenly, we were told to move to the top floor of Webster School.
Why? The old building was sold and the money received from the trans-
action was to be used for the building of a new Vocational School for
Girls. Wasn't that grand? Thrilled and excited, we decided to make
the most of it after having settled at Webster.
1958! Juniors! How time flies! Of course, we went back to
Webster, but we didn't mind. Cooperating with each other, we worked
hard. A disappointment came when the school levy failed and a six
weeks lay-off meant putting us back in our work. We kept our faith
and vowed we would win yet. We did! Shortly after the opening of the
New Year, our new school was so nearly completed that we moved in.
What a day of rejoicing that was for both students and teachers! We
were so proud that this dominated all our conversation. CD0 you blame
us?J To have a school for girls was a dream come true. Then came the
buzz and excitement of getting settled. Remember? We had our school,
but no name for it. After weeks of research, meetings in which every
student participated, we named it for Harriet Whitney, a pioneering
First Lady of Toledo, Ohio. Alas, June came before we were really
used to our new home.
Seniors at last! This, our final year was a pleasant one.
Although some of the girls were working in part-time cooperative jobs,
they found the energy to take part in school activities. Sc far we
have managed to get over the hardships with understanding and coopera-
tion from both the teachers and Students. May each of us carry the
knowledge so-gained into her own life, on the job, and in personal
We, the Senior Class, pioneers of Harriet Whitney Vocational
High School are proud to be graduated from this school.
WILL AND TESTAMENT
I, as the Attorney for the Senior Class, hereto issue this, the
last Will and Testament of the Class of 1941, Harriet Whitney
Vocational High School, of the city of Toledo, State of Ohio. In
other words, we hereby demand: a Ublackoutu of the windows facing the
boys' school, and a new code compiled for the romantic boys and girls
who make signs from school to school. And we herewith bequeath our
cherished possession as follows:
Lillian Anselm gives her knowledge to whoever wants it:
Mardell Bailey, her npersonality plusn to an ambitous girl.
Dorthiea Bartow leaves her books to the teachers they most con-
Evelyn Bedford, her magnetism for those around her, male and
Ethel Mae Berkel, that collection of good deedsg
Genevieve Brauer, her unassuming mannerg
Betty Briggs, her ability to ride horses to anyone who does not
like to sit.
Hortense Browning leaves pleasant memories to friends and class-
Ruth Cherry, her natural instinct to be full of fung
Mary Jane Clark, all responsibility to some up and coming junior,
Marjorie Cook, her sweet, serious natureg
Mildred Detrick, that Nwhy hurry?N air to Mary Ellen Kopfmanng
Felicia Drzewiecki, ability to produce the nCrown1ng Gloryn in
the Cosmetology class.
Evelyn Druin leaves her gift of baby tears to fateg
Jeanette Duffee, her agility and chummy nature.
Florence Dzienny bequeaths her shirt-making ability to a clothing
Marie Farren, her bashfulness to Leona Campeyg
Rose Feyes, that mysterious personality to Evelyn Hansen.
Kathryn Fretz leaves her school offices for someone else to fill.
Marjory Fuller, her political opinions to Janis Daleg ,
Margaret George, her intense interest in the Hi-Y.
Evelyn Glowczewski bequeaths her blond hair to Darlene Herdterg
Alverda Goltz, ability to dramatize anything and everythingg
Mary Jean Gormley, her contentment while at work,
Patricia Graub, ability to talk faster than anyone can con-
centrate to Jeanne Lashley,
Betty Haney, her sense of humor and superior editorship of the
- Helene Hoffman, personality and executive ability to Blanche
Gertrude Holewinski bequeaths her cheery nature to Evelyn
Dorothy Holton, that mischievous attitude.
Irene Horvath leaves her ability to ngive and take.H
Vivian Hoye leaves her everlasting supply of gum to a sophomoreg
Clf I were only a sophomore.J
Bettie Huss, her pleasant memories to Bettie Dusenbergg
Helen Jabak, that secret ambition to be a surgical nurse.
Eleanore Kaminski leaves her ability to act to Genevieve
Bettie Kertes bequeaths her quiet ways to Eleanore Kubackeg
Eleanor Kusz, her talkativeness to the hands of fate.
Jean Lary passes all her homework on to those Hluckyn under-
Norene Legler, her willingness to help others.
Genevieve Lewandowski leaves her nhappy-go-luckyn manner to
Florence MacDonald. her love of dancing to all those attending
W. P. A. Dances.
Vivian Martin leaves her Neasy on the earsn voice to Phyllis
Vera Mayhew, her dignity and poise to a suitable sophomore or
Mary Ellen McFarlin, her pleasantness to the whole schoolg
Betty Jane Mead, those utwinkle toesn to a graceful Whitney girl.
Virginia Menter leaves an agreeable, friendly disposition to her
Mary Ann Nadolny bequeaths her editorship of the First Lady to
the chosen junior.
Curls will be curls, Magdoline Nicholas gives them to the girls.
Mary Noel surrenders her supply of good jokes to Lillian
Catherine Pacholski leaves her
Phyllis Paepke bequeaths her-
thing and everybody.
Ruby Mae Pearson gives all her
Rita Pedee leaves her artistic
Mary Jayne Ramsey, her giggles
good taste in clothes for everyone
ability to see the good in every-
luok to Ethel Gregory.
ability to any talented persong
to Dorothy McKennag
Dorothy Randall, her vocal abilityg
Josephine Raynock, that serious, yet humorous natureg
Ruth Rich, an all-around friendly attitude to Betty Gordong
Rose Rutkowski, a skill in running power machines to a Sewing
Mary Scott bequeaths her lusty voiceg
Jeanette Skaff, her ability to be quiet for a little while.
Mary Alice Smith gives her gym suit to Mildred Ewingg
Jacqueline Steinquest, her businesslike attitude to Frances
Genevieve Thomas will reveal her secret of growing up in a hurry
to anyone interested.
Arlene Thull leaves her mischievous nature on the shoulders of
Miriam Tovey wishes her ready smile on everyone.
Betty Truby bequeaths enjoyable times to Nora Lee Trubyi
Martha Varrian, her ability to be sweet and considerate of others.
Dolores Vogelsang, her industrious attitude to Helen Morgan:
Norma Vorraber, her long hair to the girls who can stand it:
Betty Welch, her ability to fit into a tea room setting:
Della White, her excess energy to any needy person
Alice Wilczynski drops her gay spirit for anyone
of picking it up:
Lorraine Williams, that air of sophistication.
who is capable
Juanita Wince leaves her good times to the clothing sophomores.
Betty Wiseman safely leaves her shyness to be guarded by Lois
A Ann Woods bequeaths her sewing ability to Helen Long:
Lucille Zattau that neverybody's friend attitudeu to Elaine Ritz.
Gertrude Zielinski gladly wills all her bills to a certain
Clara Ziolkowski, her habit of chewing gum in class to those who
can wget-awayu with it.
We wish the classes that follow success, happiness, and luck.
In testimony hereof, we have hereunto set our hand and seal this
so rare a day of June in the year nineteen hundred and forty-one.
Mary Jane Clark
FIRST LADY CALENDAR 1940-lu
First day of school. Warm welcomes await the new
students and teachers. We are glad to come back!
First meeting of the HFirst Ladyn staff. Off to a
good start on what looks like a big responsibility.
First day that the senior girls served the teachers
in the Tea Room.
Special luncheon given in the Tea Room by Miss Wooden
for women from the office of the Board of Education.
They toured the building and praised the work.
Miss Wooden gave a special luncheon in our Tea Room
for the people who are responsible for planning
First after-school dance sponsored by the boys of
Macomber Vocational High School. It was a huge
The committee selected the senior class ring. It
has our emblem on it and is very attractive.
Get-acquainted assembly was sponsored by the Student
Council. Organizations explained their purpose to
new and old.
Open house tonight. The building' was plunged into
darkness at seven-thirty for about five minutes.
A fuss--we wonder?
Started taking senior pictures for the First Lady
today. Look pretty, girls!
Mr. Eiserling brought our senior class ring and we
took orders. Almost everyone purchased a ring.
First Senior Class meeting.
First Student Council meeting of the year. Great
plans were made!
Dinner prepared and served by the Senior Foods Class
to the Northwestern Ohio Vocational Guidance
Association. Afterwards they toured the building.
Friendship Girls held a potluck at the Y. W. C. A.
at seven in the evening. Everyone who attended had
a good time.
The descendants of Harriet Whitney Collins presented
to the school, at a dedication ceremony, a portrait
of Mrs. Collins, painted in oils by John F. Swalley,
eminent Toledo artist. Only juniors and seniors
participated because of the large number of celebrities
attending the rites.
No school today because of the Northwestern Ohio
Teachers' Association meetings. Lucky teachers and
Armistice Day! Twenty-two years after. What now?
Bed Cross Drive Opened.
Thanksgiving! We are indeed grateful for all our
Assembly sponsored by the Junior Red Cross was a
great boost to the drive. Well done, girls!
Last day of school this year.
Christmas! Peace on earth, good will toward all men!
A New Year! The recess was almost too long.
April Fools' day. Could you take it?
Pre-Easter Spring lay-off. Funny how these lay-offs
always occur just when one is so very tired!
Parents' night. We welcomed them all.
No school because it is Decoration Day. Have all
these heroes died in vain?
Commencement: The last and most important week for
Annual senior banquet and prom.
Student Council Dinner.
We now leave you with the hope that you have enjoyed your
activities through the year and will turn your thoughts to the
future with eager anticipation.
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Early office activities were closely associated with correspond-
ence and bookkeeping. Since these were not considered important
agents in the promotion of business, this work was looked upon as an
The origin of bookkeeping is obscure and difficult to determine.
Babylonian records, as early as 2600 B. C., exist written on papyrus
with pictures of scribes recording the quantities of grain brought
into and removed from the government storehouses. But these were
mere narratives. Money values were not kept because money had not
been invented. About 1494 a book was published in Venice entitled
nEverything About Arithmetic, Geometry, and Proportionu containing
an explanation of the principles of double entry. The system had
been in use for about two hundred years at that time.
The early history of shorthand is closely allied with paleog-
raphy, and has been traced into the mists of antiquity. Historians
have tried to connect it with hieroglyphics and show that it was used
more than one thousand years before the birth of Christ by Persians,
Egyptians, and Hebrews. Abbreviated writing to take down lectures
and for the preservation of poems recited at Pythian, Nannean, and
Olympic games was practiced by early Greeks. The definite existence
of shorthand reporting is discovered in the century preceding the
Christian era. Tiro, the accomplished freed man, recorded speeches
of his master, which were afterward revised by the orator. Tiro's
system of shorthand was unlike our present systems, for it was not
based upon the sound of the words but upon their spelling. We are
told that there was a separate sign for each of thousands of words
and even a separate sign for every syllable of some of the longer
words. The first modern system was printed in London in 1588. A court
of law in England in 1740 took the initial step in appointing an
official shorthand writer.
Less than two generations ago the business man handled all his
mail from the opening of a communication to its filing. The man who
had sufficient correspondence to require the services of an aman-
uensis was the exception rather than the rule. The usual procedure of
filing was to jab the paper on a spindle, or stow it away in a
drawer. The growth of the country and of new inventions has made it
possible to transact business formerly requiring days in hours and
minutes. An enormous increase in the volume of papers to be handled
demanded better filing equipment.
The first recorded attempt to invent a typewriter is found in
the records of the British Patent Office. These show that in 1714 a
patent was granted for an nArtificia1 Machine or Method of Writing.n
The first typewriter in the United States was patented in 1829, but
was not successful. 'The first practical instrument was made in 1868.
OFFICE PRACTICE ll
Back Row---Mary Jane Kovacs, Frances Lazette, Virginia Wiegers, Rheta
Walker, Evelyn Schmidt, Loretta Wielga, Jean Emery, Rosina
Mazzioti, Blanche Brona.
Third Row--Betty Gordon, Ruth Purvis, Marjorie Bristow, Betty Halsey,
Angela Komorowski, Rita Young, Alice Kubicki, Loretta
-Mary Aden, Phyllis Wieland, Vivian Stager, Helen Morgan,
Dorothy Kubacki, Norma Marok, Eleanor Kubacke.
-Colleen Sullivan, Helen Olszewski, Evelyn Pilarski, Mary
Ellen Koffman, Evelyn Hansen, Helen Siefert.
OFFICE PRACTICE 10-S
Back Row---'Norma Voegeli, Eileen Flagg, Jeanette Habenstrait, Irene
Waters, Patricia Haggerty, Mildred Ewing, Jeannette
German, Iris Drew.
Gertrude Stryz, Ethel Katschke, Betty Jane Gocsik, Grace
Konczal, Gloria Rose Cary. Esther Radecki, Ruth Goodell,
Helen Tcherne, Dorothy Kurdys.
Lois Gehm, Janis Dale, Doris Palmer, Jeanne Holliger,
Agnes Steiger, Faye Peters.
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-Dorothy Houchins, Bernice Neuman, Carol Klinepeter,
Violet Daniels, Betty Christoff, Betty Huber, Phyllis
Menter, Vivian Wille.
Dwendolyn Ploughman, Alice Lockard, Florence Mieozkowski,
Jean Connolly, Doris Hampp, Marian Hudson, Ursula Bauroth.
Jean Nash, Tadora Trifanoff, Roberta Mettes, Fanny
Orfenides, Eleanor Domowicz, Pauline Hammond, Eleanore
Jeanne Lashley, Margaret Beddoes, Stephanie Sliwinski,
Seville Brubaker, Thelma Blair, Mary Dee Batey.
RETAILING THROUGH THE YEARS
Selling is the last step in a long process leading to one main
objective--the placing of a commodity in the hands of the consumer.
Retailing courses are given in schools to develop personality and
It is so easy nowadays to visit or telephone the grocery store
that we forget our ancestors had to purchase a month's or even a
year's supply of provisions at one time. Until the railroads and
steamboats began to serve the world, it was impossible to distribute
the products of all the communities in a continuous flow from pro-
ducer to consumer.
Some of the early methods of distribution are as follows:
l. Barter Cexchange of one article for another without the use
of money is still used among the natives of Africa, and there is a
possibility that the system will be revived.J
2. Guild Corganizations consisted of local members of the town
who bought and sold their own products.J
5. Fairs Cdurning the Roman Empire, people could come to these
periodical gatherings of merchants to collect supplies. Some fairs
are held today.J
During ancient times after people had gathered around shrines of
saints to worship, trading would start. Dishonesty in the exchange
of goods was very common. Beginning as early as 3,000 B.C. and con-
tinuing fer two thousand years the Cretans traded in the Mediter-
ranean territory. During the fifth and sixth centuries before Christ,
Phoenicians carried on trade in Sicily.
Greeks did their buying in the agora, or market place, where
there was entertainment while the purchaser was deciding on his
wares, At first the barter method was usedg but later when they
began to trade over-seas, gold and silver coinage was adapted.
Roman stores were small with a sign on the front of them to tell
the kind of merchandise carried. One of these has been excavated and
found to consist cf nine floors, connected by steep stairways. Higher
priced goods were sold on the lower levelsg and because the exertion
was so great to climb to the top, nbargain basementsn were found on
the top floors. -
At first Hstallsu were used for selling goods. These were later
changed into shops. The merchant lived under the same roof with his
Modern distribution accomplished by wholesaling and retailing is
classified under specialty shops, general and department stores.
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Back Row ---- Marion Manrow, Ruth Pease, Clara Mae Blaine, Elaine Rayess
--Mrs. Kate R. Gailey,
Delores Piker, Irene Jagodzinski
Virginia Rakowski, Delores Sprague
Mary Jane Donley,
Adviserg Vanis Schyllander, Betty
Zattau, June Holzapfel, Helen Hartranft, Priscilla
Matinosky, Bernice Maienfisch, Magdalene Petok, Teresa
Geraldo, Grace Zimmerman. '
Esther Steinke, Arlene Hoffman, Eileen Ritz, Marie Jagel,
Susan Smith, Alice Davidson, Virginia Travis, Marjorie
Gregor, Rita Marie Micholski.
--Geraldine Carter, Martha Turkoweki. Kathleen Griner. Rose
Grabinski, La Vonne Roth, Adeline Biernacki, Marie
Rybcznski, Bettie Fahrer.
--Winona Aldridge, Virginia Jordan, Helen Oeinski, Alice
Kapelski, Geraldine Zulka, Alvina Franczyk, Delores
-Betty Brazeau, Mary Przepierski, Beulah Lecakes, Norma
Downing, Wilma Walker, Bonnie Comfort, Bette Seeman.
Doris Davis, Alice Hauk, Viola Haney, Lillian Flensted,
Wilma Finkenbiner, Irene Czerniak.
RETAIL SELLING 10-B
--Ann Palser, Leatrice Poulson, Lillie Richter, Louise
Foster, Leatrice Myers, Mildred Stevenson, Dorothy
Alice May Spencer, Mary Ellen Moses, Dolly Kreader,
Geacomene Thomas, Jenne Hoefflin, Bertha Shook.
--Louise Willard, Norma Green, Charlotte Thomas, Betty
Warren, Connie Hatt, June Watson.
Marilyn Norton, Dorothy Pacholski, Betty Holzapfel,
Jeannette Albright, Eleanor Mikolajewski, Kathryn Clark.
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HISTORY OF FABRICS-CLOTHING SHOP
No one can tell when man first learned to spin or weave, for the
oldest histories give glimpses of men spinning, weaving, and knit-
Flax has been cultivated in Asia Minor for more than four thou-
sand years. People who lived in the stone age knew how to make fabrics.
Linen cloth was the fashionable fabric of Bibical times. Fine linen
was a mark of honor accorded only to the high and mighty.
Sheeps' wool and goats' hair have been used for clothing and tents
almost as long as linen. About four hundred years after the birth of
Christ Roman soldiers started a wool-weaving factory at the British
town of Winchester. From this factory the native inhabitants learned
the value of wool, and began to spin and weave it for themselves.
During the reign of Henry II guilds were formed. and London was given
control of exporting English woolen cloth. From these beginnings
that city came to be the world's greatest market both for raw wool and
Cotton was grown and made into cloth in India full six hundred
years before Christ. It did not reach western Europe until about
900 A.D. when it was brought westward from Arabia by the conquering
Moors. At the beginning of the seventeenth century because of the
religious trouble in the Netherland and Flanders, Flemish cotton
manufacturers, spinners, and weavers had to flee for their lives.
They started to manufacture cotton in Lancashire, England, which be-
came the greatest cotton spinning and weaving locality in the world.
Silk culture had its beginnings in China, how long ago nobody
knows. There is a legend' that silk culture wasf introduced by'a
Chinese queen, Si-Lung-Chi, from some country to the southwest and
that she herself raised the worms, reeled the threads, and taught the
people. Silk culture was introduced into Korea anb Persia even
though the Chinese government attempted to keep the secret. From
India and Persia Europe first learned of silk. Not until the tenth
century did it become known generally over the Western World. ' At
first much of it came into use for church embroidery and woolen robes.
The production of raw silk was begun in Italy before the middle of the
twelfth century. Silk worms were raised in Spain before or during the
eight century. Business was encouraged by the Pope and later by the
Kings of France. Tours and Lyons had become prominent silk producing
centers by the seventeenth century. , , 't H-
New fabrics, such as rayon, nylon, etc., now threaten the
hitherto undisputed reign of linen, wool, cotton, and silk.
Back Row----Doris Moon, Gladys Moon, Juanita Fleming, Virginia
Holewinski, Irene Krolczyk, June Brown, Evelyn Globig.
Second Row--Louise Faris, Lottie Meyers, Helene Wasipiez, Rosiland
Glattes, Betty Dusenberg, Doris Draeger.
Front Row---Beatrice Boyer, Verna Gallagher, Harriette Hardt, Peggy
Leasure, Cora Crookham.
-Phyllis Holewinski, Ethel Gregory, Rita
--Violet Young, Evelyn Muayznsli, Virginia
Lagger, Lucille Humphreys, Joyce Lake, Eva Jane Kubiak,
Boda, Viva Dussia, Jean Duda, Helen Marie Bazar.
Virginia Brewer, Rosita Baequez, Lucile Hoffman, Eleanor
Jane Adamowicz, Lois Byrne, Angela Henzler, Bernice
Mikolaazyk' Geraldine Konieczka.
Doris Kirian, Ruth Berger, Helen Ruth Hong, Catherine
Welch, Leona Campey, Rita Bielaski, Bernadine Budzyn.
FACTORY PRODUCTION IN CLOTHING
Factory production is the newest unit in Whitney Vocational
High School offered in the Clothing Shop. There are twenty-four
different machines, twelve of which are plain power sewing machines.
Some of the special ones are the buttonhole machine, the overedge
machine, the zigzagger, the embroidery, and the monogram machines.
One of the featured units is the cutter which is electrical and
will cut fifty-ply Clayers of materiall at one time.
Miss Mildred Pickering is the instructor of this particular
group. She has had years of experience and understands all the prob-
lems which might arise.
This shop concerns itself chiefly with factory methods of pro-
duction. So far the girls have furnished uniforms ordered last year
and have completed uniforms for the Cosmetology shop.
RELATED ART AT WHITNEY
A business girl. working as a stenographer, must have evenness
and balance in arranging her typewritten letters.
Likewise the retailing girl should be able to sell the right
shade of dress or material to harmonize with the customer's hair,
complexion, and figure. '
A girl interested in clothing work may, with her knowledge of
art, fit and design a dress or suit to a particular individual.
In arranging an appetizing dish, the artistic touch is neces-
In the work of the beauty operator, special artistic talent can
be shown when arranging the hair and using cosmetics to flatter the
natural contour of the face.
Any girl, in whatever business she may be engaged, can in some
way use her knowledge of art.
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THE HISTORY OF FOOD
The art of cooking may have begun approximately eight thousand
years ago when a fowl fell into a fire, and
it was discovered that
the cooked meat was more palatable than the raw. This hypothesis is
familiar to all those who have read UA Dissertation Upon Roast Pign
by Charles Lamb.
The first means of cooking food were by broiling or grilling
over hot coals. Baking was done in hot ashes and later in a hole
in the ground. Cooking in Water was probably the last method to be
discovered, for it was not possible until water-tight utensils had
The first bread was probably made by an
mixing water with some wild grains when some
on a hot stone near by and was cooked almost
Drying and salting were the first types
Preservation by drying was, no doubt, first
man hung up some berries and forgot about
Indian woman who was
of the mixture dropped
of conservation known.
discovered when a cave
them. Several months
later he noticed and tasted the berries. They were so good that he
put up some more until he was finally drying all kinds of fruits
Though salt must have been quite unattainable in many parts of
the primitive world, it was known and worshiped for its preserva-
tive qualities. This is perhaps the reason
to be called nthe salt of the earth.u
why it is a compliment
In the year, 1795 A.D., canning in hermetically sealed jars
was introuduced in France. This method of saving food soon spread
over the civilized world.
In the year, 1825, tin cans were introduced to the food
industry, but their efficacy was not proved until much later.
The food industry has progressed from
the primitive age of
yesterday to the modern age of today. As long as man must eat to
survive this will continue to be a dominant industry.
Back Row----Lois Wilson, Evelyn Rykka, Virginia Wise, Marion Helmick
CP.G.D, Kathryn Rowland CP.G.J, Lucy Ross.
Second Row--Myrtle Bradley CP.G.J, Henerietta Krolak, Nona Brown,
Ivory Mixon, Lenora Warner, Dorothy McKenna.
Front Row---Myrna Dumas, Veronica Zientek, Gertrude Yingling,
Dorothy La Vrar, Elaine Ritz.
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Agnus Grea, Geraldine Goede, Dorothy Dorotiak,
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Junita Coleman, Betty Homier, Mary Sirria, June Bradley
Gera1dine5Krueger, Betty Weikinger.
Colleen Hartranft, Nora Lee Truley, Helen Apanatls
Adele Michaelis, Viola Homier, Eileen Hoover.
Catherine Heyart, Louise Nelson, Eleanor Hoffman,
Gerolden Fireoved, Betty Henzler, Marion Diefienback.
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THE TEA ROOM
This Tea Room is operated in the Harriet Whitney Vocational High
School as a training project under standards set by the Smith-Hughes
Act and regulations established by the Ohio State Board for Voca-
tional Education, Division of Trades and Industries.
Noon lunches are served from eleven-thirty in the morning to one
o'clock in the afternoon. Patrons are asked to cooperate by tele-
phoning the school office for reservations before nine o'c1ock in the
The work is done by senior students of the Foods trade group
who are preparing for jobs in industry. They serve the public and the
teachers for experience.
The girls are changed from various jobs in the kitchen and Tea
Room at intervals of two weeks so that they may become familiar with
every phase of the work.
Miss Lois Burman, with Mrs. Helen Merickel assisting, is in
charge of the seniors in the Tea Room. During the school year, the
unit has entertained many of the leading business and women's clubs of
the city including--Quota Club, The Mother Singers, American Associ-
ation of University Women, League of Women Voters, Young Women's
Christian Association Board, Zonta Club, Business and Professional
Women, The Northwestern Ohio Vocational Guidance Association, Restau-
rant Owners' Association, and others.
These groups usually tour the building and have the various trade
preparation courses explained.
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In the days of our grandmothers or even our mothers, there were
no courses offered in schools to teach the management of the home.
The mothers of the girls taught them these things, and this was the
natural thing. When the factory system began and mothers had to work
away from the home in order to increase the family income, they
didn't have a chance to teach their daughters about the care of the
As inventions helped with the manufacture of products in fac-
tories, other devices were being developed to help the woman with her
housework. To get the most from these inventions and perform the
duties of the home quickly in the best way possible, home management
courses have been begun comparatively recently.
Miss Ethel Wooden, our principal, and Mrs. Emily Leister met
with an advisory committee to develop a curriculum to improve girls
for better household jobs, whether in their own homes or the homes of
The real object of the course, however. is to prepare girls for
employment on a non-professional level in institutions or private
To enter this course girls must have completed the ninth grade
or its equivalent. An interest and ability in food preparation, a
liking for children and invalid care are the prerequisites for
enrollment in the Household Management Course. Mental ability to
understand related material and physical fitness are also necessities
for each applicant.
In order to develop the skills for household management and
child care the student must progress in food, clothing, laundry,
hygiene, and maintenance work. The instructor, Miss Cecelia Earhart,
acts as coordinator of all courses and adviser.
Employment and production work in the twelfth year can be
arranged on a credit basis with agencies, institutions, and private
homes where the developed skills are in demand.
Because this is a large and ever increasing field of employment,
we hope to have a high placement record as the reputation of the
course and its products becomes known.
Back Row----Virginia Ford, Maxine Gormley, Dorothy McLaughlin,
Margaret Hawkins, Gloria Davis, Shirley Piper, Patricia
Yaeger, Doris Campbell.
Second Row--Leona Majehuczyr, Audrey Hix, Arlene Donley, Mary Kowry,
Pauline Johnston, Dolores Zawierucha.
Front Row---Dorothy Carwin, Esther Barrett, June Wolf, Betty Collins,
Beatrice Otting, Betty Cook.
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THE BEGINNING OF BEAUTY CULTURE
Cosmetics probably had their origin in the East about 5000 to
The ancient Egyptians, who were the inventors of the artificial
bath, applied a liberal amount of perfumed oils to give their skin
more elasticity. They painted the under side of the eyes green, and
the lids, lashes, and brows black by applying kambi. Henna was used
for dying the finger nails, palms, and soles or the feet.
Nero used cosmetics freely. He used white lead and chalk to
whiten the skinp Egyptian herb, for the eyelids and lashes: fucus, a
sort of rouge for cheeks and lips: psilothron, a specie of depilatory
barley, flour, and butter as a cure for pimples and skin eruptions:
and a pumice stone for whitening the teeth. The Romans, also, had a
method for bleaching the hair by using a soap that came from Gaul.
At the time of Elizabeth, a recipe for making the complexion
beautiful was to take a hot bath to induce excessive perspiration
and to follow this by washing the face with plenty of wine to make
it ruddy and fair.
It has not been very long since cosmetology was in much the
same predicament that existed in regard to medicine in the days of
good Queen Bess. If a member of that worthy lady's court found him-
self ailing, little was to be done but send a page or attendant to
the handiest barber for a leech and hope for the best. Similarly
until comparatively recent years, the woman with a cosmetic defect
could do little else than seek some perfumer, purchase some pomatum
and a little paint to cover the blemishes as far as possible. She
had to endure with such fortitude as she could summon to her aid and
with as much resignation as she could muster. There was nothing else
Now every woman knows that a great deal can be done for a
variety of cosmetic defects. If she cannot secure the knowledge
and service she requires in one shop, she can readily find another
that will cater to her needs.
Thus the new school of cosmeticians is no longer the well-
meaning though ineffectual counterpart of its predecessors, but has
highly trained experts who have devoted their lives to acquiring
scientific knowledge of their subjects and to the capable treatment
of the defects they have no painstakingly learned to correct.
Mary Belle Krupp, Marietta Sautter, Henrietta Sauter,
Virginia Finley, Leona Selangowski, Dawn Dresnek,
Betty Fruchey Davis.
---Jeanette Gill, Magdoline Nicholas, JFlda Mae Kimple,
Felicia Drezewiecki, Norma Poloing, Ruth Flagg, Ruth
Hall, Peggy Kime.
Muriel Steffan, Mary Zalewski, Mabel Leonard, Peggy
Fallon, June Plount. Ann Firsdon.
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Every high school has its various literary clubs and social
organizations. Whitney is not an exception. Other than Friendship
and Valeda Clubs, open to all girls, there are the innershop organiza-
tions to promote good will and poise among the membership.
The senior Clothing shop, supervised by Mrs. Elizabeth Von Hoff
have adopted the name, Sigma Delta, for its club. This is very appro-
priate, since it stands for senior dressmakers. Their motto is UFaith-
ful.H May they live up to this fine inspiration.
For book lovers of Whitney there are many clubs supervised in the
English classes. These clubs hold weekly meetings at which various
books are reviewed. The best book reviewer is awarded a club pin
which she is permitted to wear until the next meeting.
The oldest of these is the Ex-Libr's Club, organized by the
Office Practice seniors when they were sophomores. The name, trans-
lated, means HFrom Books.n Its purpose is to enlarge the literary
background of each student.
The junior Office Practice shop has chosen Cyclops as the name
of its group.
Lambda Beta is the name choosen by one group of the sophomore
Office Practice girls. It stands for nLovers of Books.u
The choice of the other sophomore Office Practice class is Whit-
Gir-Lit, coined from Whitney Girls' Literary Club.
In the junior Retailing shop, the Rho Sigma group started last
year is still organized. The aim is to keep the class together and
believe in one another.
The Retail Selling sophomores have chosen an approriate name
for their shop. It is Angorasta, a Greek word meaning selling or
seller. It can be shortened to Angora.
For athletically-minded girls of Whitney there are many team
organizations, which enter into competition with each other to
determine the championship in volleyball, badmitton, or other sports.
Back Row ----
Miss Ruth Moorhead, adviserg Jeanne Lashley, Betty Hanev,
Miriam Tovey, Mary Jane Clark, Wilma Frinkenbeiner,
Patricia Haggerty, Dorothiea Bartow, Miss Thelma Howey,
Audrey Hix, Blanche Brona, Rita Bielawski, Clara Mae
Blaine, Eleanore Kaminski,Juanita Wince, Betty Holzapfel,
Louise Nelson, Elaine Ritz, Helen Olszewski, Helene
Hoffman, Eileen Ritz, Ethel Mae Berkel, Vera Mayhew.
The Student Council is the pupil governing body of the Whitney
Vocational High School. In order to have equal representation each
shop has a delegate. These representatives bring the problems of the
shops and classrooms to be discussed at the meetings and take reports
back to their groups.
The Council tries to vary the monotony of school life by promot-
ing activities in some form of entertainment. A closer relationship
has been brought about among students, teachers, shops, related
classes, and clubs.
The first event of the year sponsored by the Student Council was
an assembly to introduce all the school organizations to the new
girls. This convocation was held in the Macomber auditorium.
A Get-Acquainted Dance was given near Hallowe'en. Everyone
enjoyed the mock wedding and the nPoncho Tag.U The music was fur-
nished by a W.P.A. orchestra.
White pencils with Hwhitney Vocational High Schooln on them in
green ink were sold throughout the year. The Council also gave both
an after school dance and a skating party. These activities were
sponsored to raise funds.
Four baskets were distributed to needy families at Thanksgiving
time by the group.
The members include: Louise Nelson, Elaine Ritz. Miriam Tovey,
Patricia Haggerty, Jean Lashley, Helen Olszewski, Vera Mayhew,
Wilma Finkenbiner, Betty Holzapfel, Clara Mae Blaine, Della White,
Rita Bellowska, Mildred Ewing, Juanita Wince, Audrey Hix, Mabel
Leonard, Betty Horton, Eleanore Kaminski, Betty Haney, and Mary Jane
The officers in 1940-1941 were:
Helene Hoffman .... .... President
Eileen Ritz ..... .... Vice-President
Blanche Brona ..... ...Secretary-Treasurer
Ethel Mae Berkel... ...Sargeant-at-Arms
The Council thanks Miss Ruth Moorhead and Miss Thelma Howey for
their splendid advice throughout the term. Indeed, it was because of
their help that the past year has been so successful.
Mary Dee Batey, Marylin Norton, Ruth Berger, Margaret
Leasure, Margaret Hawkins, Alice Hauck, Lois Gehm,
Vivian Martin, Alverda Goltz, Betty Zattau, Eleanore
Kubacke, Elaine Ritz, Dorothy McKenna, Betty Henzler,
Clara Ziolkowski, Jacqueline Steinquest, Eleanore
Kaminski, Betty Haney, Vera Mayhew, Jean Lary, Hortense
THE GI VO HI GAZETTE
Although this is the third year for the Gi Vo Hi Gazette, it is
the first in the Harriet Vocational High School.
The name of the publication was coined from Girls' Vocational
High by the staff in 1938.
This school paper has been and will be written Hof the students:
by the students, and for the students.H The staff has tried to print
what the subscribers wanted in both articles and views of the entire
Each year it has shown progress. The present set-up of three
columns, four to six sheets, with many art additions is mimeographed
in the Office Practice shop.
This year the staff introduced the ideal vocational school girl,
Whitty Vickie. An article is written under her name in every issue.
Ima Snooper is roving reporter for the Gi-Vo Hi Gazette.
The advisers are:
Miss Marian Barth English and Editorials
Mrs. Jane Gebauer Art
Miss Alice MacRobert Production
The staff for 1940-41 icluded:
Co-Editors: Betty Haney
Shop Editor: HVera Mayhew
Art Editors: E Josephine Raynock
Business Managers: Jacqueline Steinquest
Feature Editors: Hortense Browning
' Jean Laryf
HI'm the best of you
So I'll be the last to fall.
I record what you do,
And what you do is good for all.H
Mrs. Jane Gebauer, Adviserg Vivian Hoye, Blanche Brona,
Evelyn Pilareki, Rosina Mazziotti, Jean Emery, Evelyn
Gorski, Gertrude Holloway, Marjorie Gregor.
Jean Lary, Elaine Rayess, Genevieve Thomas, Mary Jane
Donley, Elaine Ritz, Eileen Ritz, Jacqueline Steinquest.
Mrs. Rudy Buck, not shown in the picture is an adviser of this group,
The Valeda Club, which was organized in 1932 by Miss Anne
Schwertzler, a teacher at Macomber, has striven to uphold the meaning
of its name, Valeda or Hwise Woman,H in all its endeavors.
The Valeda girls were off to a flying start and kept up the
record in the activities they sponsored throughout the year.
Shortly after school opened the first meeting was held in Evelyn
Druin's home and the following officers were elected:
Mary Jane Donley ....... ,President
Genevieve Thomas ...-... Vice-President
Elaine Rayess .......... Secretary
Elaine Ritz ............ Treasurer
Jacqueline Steinquest..Reporter and Publicity Manager
Eileen Ritz ............ Sergeant-at-Arms
At the second meeting in Jean Emery's house, we choose our
advisers, Mrs. Jane Gebauer and Mrs. Ruby Buck. Plans for a skating
party were discussed.
December 18 saw hundreds of students attending the Valeda skate
held in Memorial Hall. The proceeds were donated to the school.
The club altered its constitution so the members could be chosen
in a new and more democratic manner.
Evelyn Gorski and Jacqueline Steinquest have also entertained
in their homes. Other meetings were held in school at lunch time.
In the course of the year we hope to get club sweaters and
emblems, entertain others groups, and sponsor the social activities
at Whitney, thereby relieving the Student Council.
1940-1941 members were:
Mardell Bailey Evelyn Gorski
Margaret George Rosina Mazziotti
- Gertrude Holewinski Vivian Hoye
Jean Lary Blanche Brona
Marjorie Gregor Evelyn Pilarski
JUNIOR AND SENIOR FRIENDSHIP CLUB
--Dorothiea Bartow, Myrna Dumas, Gladys Moon, Mary Jean
Gormley, Hortense Browning, Lucille Zattau, Dolores
Vogelsang, Genevieve Lewandowski, Ann Woods, Ruth Pease,
Mary Noel, Norma Vorraber, Dolores Piker, Jean Emery.
--Vanis Schyllander, Arlene Hoffman, Lois Wilson, Helen
Siefert, Eleanore Kusz, Juanita Winoe, Virginia Wiegers,
Phyllis Wieland, Evelyn Schmidt, Lillian Anslem, Evelyn
Hansen, Mary Jane Clark, Vivian Stager, June Brown,
Rosiland Glattes, Magdaline Petok.
Third Row---Ruby Pearson,' Betty Gordon, Colleen Sullivan, Norma
Marok,Alverda Goeltz, Betty Zattau, Betty Huss, Eleanor
Kaminski, Helen Jacob, Katherine Fretz, Betty Mead, Mary
Scott, Doris Draeger, Angela Komorowski, Helen Hartranft,
Genevieve Koziatek, Doris Moon.
--Dorothy Randall, Mary Aden, Jean Lary, Norene Legler,
Helen Olszewski, Esther Steinke, Gertrude Zielinski,
Arlene Thull, Mrs. Leona Probst, adviser: Patricia Graub,
Veronica Zientek, Henrietta Krolak, Loretta Travis.
--Dorothy LaVarr, Virginia Travis, Irene Krolczyk, Virginia
Holewinski, Rose Feyes, Clara Ziolkowski, Marie Farren,
Mary Ann Nadolny, Helene Hoffman, Blanche Brona.
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Back Row----Helen Long, Jeanne Lashley, Helen Thomas, Agnes Grna,
Delores Kardasz, Betty Christoff, Carel Klinepeter, Pat
Haggerty, Lillian Flensted, Wilma Finkenbiner, Betty
--Marian Hudson, Rita Bielaweki, Jean Connolly, Jeannette
Albright, Dwendolyn Ploughman, Thelma Blair, Mary Ellen
Moses, Pauline Hammond, Lois Byrne, Faye Peters, Irene
Czernaik, Stephanie Sliwineki.
Eleanor Hoffman, Florence Mieozkowski, Fanny Orfenides,
Eleanore Domowicz, Leona Campey, Ruth Berger, Marilyn
Norton, Eleanor Adamowioz, Doris Hampp, Helen Tscherne.
Janie Dale, Geraldine Kruger, Violet Daniels, Grace
Konzal, Miss Dorothy Lyle, Adviserg Margaret Beddoes,
Esther Radeoki, Jeanne Holliger, Seville Brubaker.
This year the Friendship Club has expanded greatly because of
the increase in membership. The forming of the Junior and Senior
Friendship Club and the Sophomore Friendship Club was necessary.
The purpose of these organizations is to further understanding
among the youth of this and all other civilized countries and to
sponsor character building activities for young women. It works
closely with the Young Women's Christian Association in its youth
The Friendship clubs of Toledo convene frequently for confer-
ences and other social gatherings. This gives the members from each
club a chance to meet and know members from other schools.
Among the social events enjoyed by both clubs this year were
the Christmas Party and a party held for the Hi-Y Boys of Macomber.
Other activities sponsored by the club were uadoptingu orphans and
giving them a party. Installation of officers at the closing of a
year always is an impressive ceremony of the Friendship Club.
The adviser for the club is Mrs, Leona Probst and the officers
of the Junior-Senior Club werezp
President-- ------- Esther Steinke
Vice President----Betty Wiseman
Secretary- -------- Josephine Raynock
Treasurer --------- Dorthy Randall
The adviser for the Sophomore Friendship Club is Mrs. Dorothy
Lyle and the officers included:
Vice President--Esther Radecke
Secretary ------- Grace Konczal
Treasurer ------- Jean Holliger
The post graduate group had not selected officers when the
First Lady went to press. This club is under the direct supervision
of Miss Louise Herler of the Y.w.c.A. and is the only post graduate
organization in the city.
Back Row ----
Florence Mieczkowski, Jean Connolly, Paulina Hammond,
Helen Long, Bernice Mikolajczyk, Carol Klinepeter, Ruth
Pease, Loretta Weilga, Rita Pedee.
--Virginia Gordan, Eleanor Domowicz, Dwendolyn Ploughman,
Virginia Rakowski, Roberta Mettes, Miss Thelma Howey,
adviser: Bernice Maienfisch, Viola Homier, Betty Huber.
Betty Brazeau, Evelyn Schmidt, Virginia Travis, Helen
Olszewski, Thelma Blair, Norma Marok, Arlene Thull, Mary
A few girls have kept alive the spark that has finally flamed
into a real Glee Club.
This organization started in 1958 under Mrs. Doris Dressel, dir-
ector, and Stella Wasylyk. president. In 1939 the director was Miss
Paulos and the president! Mary Scott.
This year, 1940-41, the advisor and director is Miss Thelma Howey
and the president, Thelma Blair.
The Glee Club has presented proof of its talent in several assem-
blies during the year.
The girls sang carols during Christmas week. A Chritmas party
which included a gift exchange within the club, was enjoyed by the
This organization is growing into a social gathering, and at the
same time is becoming more accomplished. The girls are looking for-
ward to singing at the commencement exercises of the Class of 1941.
Sophomoree have, as it was hoped, supported the club and contri-
buted more than their share in making the group a success.
The girls who are graduating hope to see in the future the com-
plete realization of the 1958 dream.
Officers of 1940-41 were:
Official entertainment committee consisted of .
Helen Lang - H
Paul ine Hammond
Back Row----Dorothy Pettyjohn, Eleanore Mikolajewski, Martha Ruckowski,
Dolores Vogelsang, Tille Riohter,- Geraldine Goede,
Catherine Welch, Marion Diefenback. r l
--Adeline Lewis, Bertha Shook, Beatrice Boulson, Mary Ellen
Moses, Helen Long, Doris Ann Draeger, Jennie Hoefflin.
Esther Barrett, Arlene Donley, Dorothy Carman, Miss
Adrienne Curtiss, adviserg Betty Henzler, Viola Homier,
Cora Ann Crookham, Angela Henzler, Norma Green.
Betty Brazeau, Charlotte Thomas, Genevieve .Lewandowski,
Connie Hatt, Jeannette Albright, Marian Hudson, Betty
THE RED CROSS CLUB
The Red Cross Club was organized in the Harriet Whitney Vocational
High School under the supervision of Miss Adrienne Curtis.
The club consists of members participating in all the chapter
The meetings are held on Tuesdays at two-forty in the afternoon
in room 101. One of the activities that the club sponsored during the
year was an apple sale held throughout the school. We have made
approximately one hundred favors for Hallowe'en which were sent to
the old soldiers in Chillicothe, Ohio. We plan to make scrapbooks
and various toys to be sent to Delaney, Arkansas. The girls corre-
spond with young people from other countries.
The officers for 1940-41 were?
President -------- --Genevieve Lewandowski
Vice-President ------ Jeanette Albright
Secretary -------- --'Connie Hatt
Treasurer---- ------- Marion Hudson
Reporter ------- ---- Charlotte Thomas
The chapter is divided into four groups which are service, money
making, social activities, and pamphlets.
The service committee has made favors for the hospital. They
helped with the Roll Call. Other projects were scrapbooks, layettes,
and Christmas seal sales.
The money making committee has had an apple sale to raise funds
for the service committee. A few of the other projects they sponsored
were dances, skating parties, and candy sales.
The social activities committee has had parties, picnics, dances,
roasts, and hikes for the group.
The pamphlet committee collects data for the Red Cross reference.
They helped gather the material for the assembly program given
The Red Gross calender to publication of the First Lady consisted
Enrollment and Organization Oct. 8-14
Hallowe'en Project Oct. 28-51
Hallowe'en Party Oct. 29
Apple Sale Oct. 28-51
Red Cross Roll Call Nov. ll-30
'Assembly for School Nov. 26
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