Hastings High School - Saxon Yearbook (Hastings, MI)

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THE DOO BOOK GF 19443 'G' Published by the members of the Journalism Class Art work by members of the Art Class Hastings High School, Hastings, Michigan. Photography by the Wise Photo Shop, Hastings, Michigan. Printing by the Hastings Commercial Printers, Hastings, Michigan. Engraving by the .lahn and Ollier Engraving Company, Chicago, Illinois FOREWORD The Doomsday Book is not a book of doom as it might Well seem to one merely reading its title. It is a recording of the outstanding achievements of the Saxons for the year. The idea dates back to 1086 A. D. when William 1 ordered a Doomsday Book to record the deeds of the Saxons of his realm. September September November November November November December 7 18 6 13 24 30 4 ...Opening day. ....First football game of the season. Last league game - Hastings Wins title of co-champs of West Central League. Hunters Ball. ...Junior Red Cross benefit tea. ....Fall Victory Sing. Senior play, 5'The Clutching Claw." December 24-January 3 .... Christmas holidays. January 22 ........ End of first semester. March 19 ...... .... F inal speech contest. March 23 .......... Bed Cross nurses' recruiting assembly for girls. March 26 .... ...... J unior play, i'Heaven Can Wait." April April April April April April May May June June June 2 13 15 21 22 23 7 23 2 3 4 ........ Victory Sing and Bond Auction. ..............College Day. ..............District speech contest. ....."The Seven Last Words." ..............Track meet. ..............Good Friday vacation. ...............l-Hop. ..........Baccalaureate service. ..............Exams begin. ..............Class n1ght............ ........exams. .. .. ..,,..,,,.COII'1II16I1CSII1CI11,,,,mu um Ilf1OI'8 BXHIIIS. DEDICATION To all former students of Hastings High School who in this time of crisis are giving their utmost to preserve our democracy, we, the graduating class of 1943, dedicate this annual. And to the end that this sacrifice may not be in vain, We dedicate ourselves to the task of freeing our nation from its bonds of poverty ignorance, inefficiency, and greed, thereby making it a peaceful, prosperous, stream-lined A m e r i c a . ' A c -A , Af -'A x, " li DOOMSDAY BOOK STAFF Editor-in-chief Mary Ketcham Business hlanager Virginia Wheating Art Editor Elizabeth Doster Club Editors Fern Fruin Marjorie Matthews Typing Patricia Bump Charlene Thomas Photography lris Baldwin Douglas Payne Aben Johnson Thomas Dolan Assistant Editor Gladys Hildebrandt Assistant Business Mgr Dorothy Williams Sports Team Captains Senior Write-ups Juanita Swift Iris Baldwin Activities Lilah lilston Marie Nash Historian Art Committee Jessie Jarrard Martin Guernsey First Semester Committee Beverly Brown Gale Slocum Donald Clark Marvin Haynes Juanita Swift Journalism Adviser Art Adviser Miss Emily J. Mclilwain Miss Mary E. Campbell BOARD OF EDUCATION David A. VanBuskirk. superinlendenl of schoolsg Hubert D. Cook, lrusieeg Charles L. Faul. lrzisfeeg Harold J. Foster. secretary: Dr. George L. Lockwood, presidenlz Dr. DeForest D. Walton. treasurer. ADMINISTRATION Marie A. Rowe. dean QI' girls: Edwin l.. Taylor, priricipalz Fred S. Jones. assistant principal: Lois F. Anderson, clerk, -David A. Vanliuskirk. superin- tendent ry' schaolsg Dorothy IVI. Schantz. secretary io stiperirilenrlerzl. Our Board of Education is composed of a group of professional businessmen who are true representatives of our community. Elected by the taxpayers, they are the people behind our organization. The school board meets the second Monday of every month to discuss important educational problems and to decide the policies to be carried out by the superintendent, teachers, and other school employees. As its officers the Board of Education has: Dr. George Lockwood, president, who has served on the board for seven yearsg Mr. Harold Foster, secretary, who has been on the board for four years, and Dr. DeForest Walton, treasurer, who is serving on the board for his eleventh year. Trustees are: Mr. Hubert Cook, who has been on the board for six years, and Mr. Charles Faul, who is the newest member of the board, having served for two years. As the school board cannot carry out its policies directly, an executive has been chosen to do this for them. This executive is our superintendent who is well-known throughout the state for his achievements. He has worked for many years in the interest of Hastings High schcol along with the Board of Education and his staff of principal, assistant principal, dean of girls, secretary, and clerk. We, the students of this school, salute their success. G. Avery Aten, A. M. Mechanical drawing, shop Alice S. Dontje, B. S. Foods Ottilia Kaminske, B. S. Bookkeeping, typing, business, arithmetic Ruth M. Robson, A. B. American and English literature, English IV Jean S. Barnes, A. B. Librarian Boy G. Garner, A. B. English, aircraft, trigonometry Theodore N. Knopf, B. S., A. M. Vocational agriculture, biology Marie A. Bowe, Ph.B., A.M. Dean of girls, English literature, geometry, trigonometry Joseph Brozak, B.S. Physical education, coach of basketball and baseball Tac P. Gies, B.S., A.M. Biology, aeronautics, algebra Lena M. Leiter, A.B., A.M. Typing, shorthand, commercial law, business English Barbara D. Ruehl. B.S. Clothing, foods, home manage- ment. Dana Burgess, A.B. Typing, bookkeeping, economics Fred C. Goodell, A.M. Health, Civics, coach of football and track Arthur W. Lower, A.B., A.M. Choir, glee club, chorus, civics Lorenz C. Schelhas, B.S. Mechanical drawing, shop, arith- metic Grace J Butler, PLN., B.S. Nurse, health A. Arthur Hansen, B.S., A.M. Apprentice training Emily J. McElwain. A.B., A.M. English, journalism Lester L. Schilling, B.S. U.S. history, speech, dramatics Mary E. Campbell, B.S. Art Lewis F. Hine, B.S. Band. orchestra, world history Elinor M. Page, B.S. Girls glee club Edwin L. Taylor, A.B., A,M. Principal, Latin, English Carl W. Damson, A.B., A.M. World history, U. S. history, English Fred S. Jones, A.B., A.M. Assistant principal, chemistry, physics, radio, algebra Herbert J. Reinhardt, A.B., A.M. American government, economics, geography Anne vanWestrenen, B.S. Physical education -1i -, - ...i, .- -f 2 it ' I. , k U i t if J' 1-' , -f , - C - A I-I f YA 3 li 1 -Q .A,'. I Pl ma i hh WLT- u ":' Eff: FACULTY From Bus Drivers 76 H As the warm days of spring drew near, and the call of the birds echoed from among the newly budded leaves, the inspiration of hiking crept into my walking shoes which started me on my trek of unknown destina- tion. As I neared the edge of town, I saw the essence of fatherhood in full glory, Mr. Burgess enjoying a game of baseball with his two boys. Across the street Miss Butler romped with her dog, while in the back- ground Miss Barnes was feeding her cats. About a block down the street Mr. Hine was taking a few shots with his movie camera of Miss Dontje's and Mr. Schelhas's golf technique. I glanced up in time to see Miss Kaminske and Miss Bowe leaving town on their last motor trip for the duration. While venturing into the country, Miss Cosby passed me on her bicycle. I soon came upon Miss Robson and Mrs. Buehl sitting beneath a sturdy oak mulling over several ideal house plans, while Miss Page was preparing a lunch by the open fire. With a parched throat and tired feet, I stopped at Mr. Garner's farm. Mr. Jones was tending the farm for the day helping with carpentry Work in and about the buildings. At a nearby roadside table, the teachers, Handicraft club was holding a meeting under the direction of Mr. Schilling who was doing a few sketches. Miss vanWestrenen and Miss Leiter were sewing. To further my journey, I trudged on to the Thornapple River. Upon its lofty banks, a crew of men appeared to be having a good time. With fishing poles slung in every direction, the Messrs. Aten, Damson, Reinhardt, Goodell, Gies, Knopf, and Hansen were identified. Under yon tree, enjoying the shade and good books, were the Messrs. Brozak, Lower, and VanBuskirk. As the sun slowly sank, I decided to turn my footsteps toward home again. As I slow- ly pegged my way into town, I was invited by Miss Campbell to investigate her collection of cups and saucers. With this in mind I started on, soon to discover Miss MeElwain in her garden. Being very much tempted, I stopped for a drink of tomato juice. My destination not yet reached, I continued. Upon nearing home, I discovered Mr. Taylor riding down Broadway on his bicycle, he, too, carrying a fishing pole. Apparently he was one of the crew, but I had missed him. The black, sullen night fell upon the world. With the vivid thoughts of the day, I lay my- self to rest and to dream of the hobbies and avocations of our faculty. GIRLS LEAGUE BOARD Sealed: Ella Fisher, M. French, Mulder. Sfanding: Shurlow, D. Lockwood, Ketcham, F. French, Swift. Castelein Brandstetter. Miss Rowe, adviser. Absenl from piclure: K. Proefroek. BOYS UNION COLNCIL F irsl row: O. Bush, Lane. VVheeler, Beck, Dean Keeler, Hewitt, R. Thomas, presiding. Second row: Hathaway, VVileox, John Coleman, Mr. Taylor. adviser. Absent from piclure: l.. Myers. 552235. 3 !::E12:E 1 --sv-fee :Q 4: FACULTY-STUDENT COUNCIL Foreground: Shannon, Kenyon. Firsl row: Bachelder, B. Coleman, Sigler, L. Dean, James Coleman, Gies, Stowell, Pm. Dean. Second row: Burkholder, Beverly Myers, Bridleman, Dolan, Sehantz, Bross, H. Fuller, McDonald. Third row: Keteham, Chandler, Mr. Jones, adviser, W. Kelly, Townsend, Ohtosen. Abseni from picture: Colvin, Cappon, Pl. Foster, Hill, Miss Rowe, adviser. GIRLS LEAGUE BOARD The Girls League Board is the governing body of the Girls League of which every girl in high school is a member. The league has accomplished a great deal this year in encouraging Junior Red Cross work. It paid the membership fee in that organization for every student in high school and conducted salvage drives for old silk and nylon hose, records, and old sweaters. It cooperated with the Junior Red Cross Knitting Club in arousing student interest in knitting blocks for five afghans which were sent to army and navy hospitals. The board sponsored a benefit tea for the Junior Red Cross, presented the girls' scholarship cup, and performed many other tasks for the general welfare of the school. The Girls League Board is comprised of eleven members. One country girl and one city girl are chosen from each class. These girls choose additional members to act as unit chairmen. The units and their chairmen were: vocational, Bonnie Branstetter, social service, Mary Ketcham, entertainment, Florence French. The officers this year were: Mary French, president, Juanita Swift, vice-president, Judy Mulder, secretary, Ella' Fisher, treasurer. Miss Rowe was faculty sponsor. BOYS UNION COUNCIL The governing body of the Boys Union is called the Boys Union Council, and its officers are elected by the boys of the high school. Officers for the past year were: president, Richard Thomas, vice-president, Joseph Beck, secretary-treasurer, Orville Bush, and sergeant-at-arms, John Coleman. The adviser was Mr. Taylor. Two big dances were sponsored by the council. In the fall the Hunters Ball was given, and everyone came in hunting clothes. Elizabeth Doster acted as chairman of the decorations, Gordon Ironside, tickets and programs, Harmon Wilcox, refreshments, Richard Thomas and Jack Buholtz, clean-up and music. During the second semester another dance was sponsored, called the Farmers Frolic. Pauline Chandler acted as chairman of the publicity, Douglas Payne, decorations, James Malcolm and Harl Daniels, refreshments, Duane Ottosen, music, and William Kelly, clean-up. By the way the students turned out to the dances, the council knew they were a great success. Early in the fall the council sponsored a welcome assembly for the new boys in school, at which Mr. Brozak proved he knew his freshmen. Under Richard Thomas's capable leadership, the council has also discussed how it could help the school's Victory efforts and what the boys' attitude is toward school awards. V FACULTY-STUDENT COUNCIL The main governing body of the school is the Faculty-Student Council. Meetings are held every Tuesday, and representatives voice their opinions on matters of importance to the school. A year ago the students elected the officers, with Ray Kenyon stepping into ex-mayor Evelyn Townsend's place, William Kelly being elected traffic manager, Morris Hill, chief justice, Harold Townsend, public service chief, and Duane Ottosen, sanitary engineer. Those selected to serve on the commissions were: William Garrison, Thomas Dolan, and Duane Stamm, traffic commission, Marjorie Norton, Jack Walton, and Barbara Shannon, justice commission, Thomas Waters, Richard Foster, and Mary Ketcham public service commission, Pauline Chandler, Kenneth Lane, and Gail Foster, sanitary commission. Miss Rowe and Mr. Jones represented the faculty on the council. Mayor Kenyon automatically became chairman of the council. Mary Ketcham was elected vice-chairman, Barbara Shannon, secretary, and Harold Fuller, general treasurer. Pauline Chandler was appointed athletic treasurer by the athletic board. For the second semester Pauline Chandler was elected vice-chairman, the other officers remaining the same. During the year the council worked out ways in which to bring students and teachers into closer contact. Committees were appointed to secure a service flag for the school. The council's greatest achievement was the organization of the Victory Corps. Next in importance came the War Bond and Stamp contest to see which class could buy enough bonds to finance a jeep, the sophomores carried off the honors. SENIOR CHART For advice on how to select the persons to receive the honors listed below, we went to Joan of Arc. We felt she was qualified for this job as she knows the seniors very well having been sitting there watching them ever since the first day they passed by as blushing, bashful freshies. She offered her help whole heartedly, agreeing to keep the list, and when a senior walked by, she would write his name in the first space and so on until all were complete. This was most helpful, and the results are listed below. If there is any doubt as to the worthi- ness of these titles, take your tales of woe to Joan of Arc. TITLE Best looking Best dressed Cutest Most quiet Best athlete Best gum chewer Prettiest eyes Best blusher Best sport Deepest sleeper Happiest Prettiest hair Neatest Best vocalist Most talkative Most sober Most studious Best speaker Best musician Wittiest Greatest lovers Most argumentative Noisiest Most clever Most reserved Most polite Nicest smile Best natured Friendliest Most helpful BOY Bill Garrison Joe Rosenbaum Bill Bush Louis Wensloff Kenneth Lane Howard Babcock Harmon Wilcox Gale Slocum Duane Stamm Karl Pufpaff James Malcolm Douglas Payne Leroy Wheeler Donald Clark John Schultz Ernest Howell Richard Swanson Ray Kenyon Francis Goggins Donald Drake Keith Hurless Roger Bennett Robert Cook Joseph Beck Gordon Ironside Donald Keeler Bill Kelly Dean Keeler Martin Guernsey Robert Gaskill GIRL Mary French Bedford Eunice Fisher Elizabeth Doster Charlene Thomas Shirley Kingsbury Joyce Frey Senta Furrow Iris Baldwin Mary Ketcham Dorothy Williams Barbara Shannon Barbara VanNocker Juanita Swift Martha Maus Lilah Elston Geraldine Doyle Marjorie Norton Pauline Chandler Bernadene Schantz Evelyn Brower Catherine Scott Elisabeth French Beverly Brown Virginia Wheating Jessie J arrard Patricia Bump Martha Mesecar Marjory L. Boyes Noralee Gillons Geraldine Hammond f 0' f .- 5, I ' 5: 73 4. , lg" in Z 5 Ag " 5 f 'dab " 5 'iff S Af ll If , x T 4 Alun ,gl S 9 lllall 04 XS N 01 S ffuf 1 'WW , wx Ss Ill F m 'hi D LMFVI L 6 Q ..-1-1:1-n Z V -Z L ,- ZJQ. fN Q WHY! Z Z, 7,1 ge gl ai 4, 4? 94 gi Z I ' x x 4 Z 0 Illlll .11 XXXXX xuxyyxxxxxnxxxmxmmk gmuulluNXX G- SENIOR HISTORY On a golden autumn morning of 1939, one hundred and seventy-four "greenies" marched into H. H. S., not at all uniform as to size, appearance, and character, but their goals were set the same, that is, each was striving to do the best according to his ability. Immediately the fresh- men became acquainted with their fellow students and soon thereafter chose the following for business, financial, and social guidance: Raymond Kenyon, president, Roger Bennett, vice- president, Mary Ketcham, secretary, Pauline Chandler, treasurer. The first opportunity they had to show their ability was at the Spotlight that fall. Their particular act was called "The Man on the Street" in which each did a splendid piece of work. The second semester election results named Betty Ketchum, vice-president, Elisabeth French, secretary, Mary Ketcham, treasurer. Raymond Kenyon retained his office of president. After the former year of acquaintance, the sophomores immediately voted Mary Ketcham, president, Elisabeth French, vice-president, Bernadene Schantz, secretary, Betty Ketchum, treasurer. Within a few months, excitement of the Spotlight was raging once more. The sophomores presented an act entitled "Kings and Queensf, The main characters were: Donna Gerber, Potato Queen, Eunice Fisher, Miss America, Kenneth Lane, King Cotton, and mighty mite Orville Bush, Tennis King. Sports, one of the greatest recreations in high school, held much interest this year. Harmon Wilcox, William Kelly, and Francis Goggins won varsity letters in football. Kenneth Lane and Raymond Kenyon did their class justice by winning letters on the varsity basketball team. Outstanding in girls' sports for the year were Mary Ketcham, Elisabeth French, and Ruth McNinch. In the midst of the great hustle and bustle of the new semester, ballots were cast for class officers. Joseph Beck became president, Betty Singleton, vice-president, Ruth McNinch, secretary, Mildred Helmer, treasurer. Spring sports did not appeal to the sophomores this year, as of years before, although a few participated. Gordon Ironside was selected as the outstanding golfer. Harmon Wilcox was captain of the varsity tennis squad and the only sophomore letterman of the team. The fall of '41 appeared abruptly, and 152 juniors came to H. H. S. When the ballots were counted for the first semester election, Kenneth Lane became president, Elizabeth Doster, vice-president, Joyce Frey, secretary, Mildred Helmer, treasurer. Sports held a great deal of attention this year, and many participated. Raymond Kenyon and Kenneth Lane were voted as the most outstanding players in basketball. Juanita Swift was general chairman of the annual Ag-HE held in the fall. Then came the time when a great many students were about the school with lots of make-up on. Now, what on earth could be going on? The rehearsals for the junior play, of course. Donald Clark, Keith Brady, Dorothy Williams, Pauline Chandler, Robert Murphy, Duane Walters, Keith Pufpaff, and Marjorie Dryer were the main characters in "Foot-loose." Roger Bennett was student director. Second semester officers were: Mary Ketcharn, president, Francis Goggins, vice-president, Orth.a Hawhlitz, secretary, Juanita Swift, treasurer. The juniors sponsored the annual J-Hop for the seniors. The theme was Hawaiian with palm trees, beach umbrellas, a gaily colored canopy, and fragrant flowers for decorations. Com- mittee members were: Bernadene Schantz, general chairman, Gladys Hildebrandt, programs, Harmon Wilcox, music, Pauline Chandler, decorations, Elizabeth Doster, entertainment, Beverly Brown, invitations, Senta Furrow, refreshments, Francis Goggins, publicity. September rounded up the students once more and started them back to high school for their fourth year. Students were busy greeting old friends and new. Before the sensation of a new term had worn away, ballots were cast for the class officers. The following day MaryKetcham was announced as president, Pauline Chandler, vice-president, Layonatine Kinney, secretary, CContinued on next page.D Barbara Shannon, treasurer. About the same time class and school officers were chosen. The students chose from the senior class Raymond Kenyon as mayor and William Kelly, traffic manager. In football Captain William Kelly, Harmon Wilcox, Duane Stamm, William Garrison, and Kenneth Lane were specifically talented. In basketball Raymond Kenyon, Kenneth Lane, William Garrison, Orville Bush, and Dean Keeler deserved honorable mention for their ability. Those outstanding in girls' sports were: Shirley Kingsbury, Mary Ketcham, Dorothy Williams, and Jean Loppenthien. - The senior play accounted for ability in dramatics. This was a three-act play called, "The Clutching Claw." The main characters were: Keith Brady, Donna Chamberlain, Ernest Howell, Helen Carl, Joyce Frey, Gladys Hildebrandt, James Malcolm, Keith Pufpaff, Donald Clark, Roger Bennett, Pauline Chandler, Barbara Shannon, Fern Fruin, and Jack Maxson. The play was directed by Mr. Schilling with Richard Beadle, a sophomore as assistant director. The second semester officers were: Richard Swanson, president, Orville Bush, secretary, Pauline Chandler, vice-president, and Barbara Shannon, treasurer. The juniors, as of previous years, sponsored an annual, formal J-Hop for the seniors, May 7. The theme was "Stage Door Canteenw. Advisers of the class were Miss Leiter and Mr. Lower for the first two years and Mr. Burgess and Mrs. Ruehl for the last two. CLASS OF 1943 MOT TO The best is yet to come. COLORS FLOWER Brown and White Daisy OFFICERS First semester Second semester Mary Ketcham ....,.,,,,, ,,,.,,., p resident ..,,,,,,, ,.,,,.,.,, R ichard Swanson Pauline Chandler ,.,,c. .,r. ,,,,,,,, v i ce-president .,,., ,,,,,,,,. P auline Chandler Layonatine Kinney ,,.....,. ,,,,,,,., s ecretary .i,,,.,., s,ccss.c... O rville Bush Barbara Shannon ,,....,, ,,,,,,,., t reasurer ....,,,,, Barbara Shannon Barbara Ruehl ,..,...., ,,,.,,.,..,,.,,,,,, ,,madvisers,.....,,,,,,..,,.,,..,,.,, Mary Ketcham ,... HONOR LIST FOR 1943 2.900 Marjorie Norton I ..,,.,.. 2.806 Bernadene Schantz ..,.... ,,,,,,.. 2 .684 Richard Swanson... 2.600 Raymond Kenyon ,.,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,. 2 .389 Ortha Hawblitz r.......,, ,,,,c,,. 2 .366 Pauline Chandler ..,.,,,, ,,,,,,.. 2 .353 Virginia Wheating i.,,,,,,, ,,,,,,.. 2 .336 Joseph Beck .... ..ccc,sc ........ 2 . 287 Ula Garlinger ,...,,,,,. ,,,,,,,, 2 .177 Robert Murphy ....,,,.s ......., 2 .133 Marjorie L. Boyes ,...,.,,, ,,,,.,.. 2 .070 Senta Furrow .......... Donald Clark .... ,,,.,,,r,,,,, ..,.,,,Dana Burgess 2.057 ....,,.,2.039 Gladys Hildebrandt ......... ,.,,,... 2 .028 Orville Bush ....,,,,,,,,,,, Jessie Jarrard ....,,,,,s Douglas Payne ...,.... Leroy Wheeler ........ Juanita Swift .....c..., Harmon Wilcox ......ccr Winifred Lancaster. Shirley Kingsbury ......... Sybil Woodmansee ...... . ,- ...,,,.,2.02o ...,,.,,1.993 r,,,,,.1.972 1.944 1.917 11.903 .....,c.1.887 1.861 1.836 Reva A. Austin "The womanty atmosphere of home." Clubs: Jr. Bed Cross Sewing 35 Em- broidery 4. Howard R. Babcock Itchy " A jolly good fellowf' Glee Club 1, 2, 35 Choir 4. Clubs: Cook- ing 25 Aeronautics 45 Chess and Checker 4. Iris L. Baldwin U Dutch i'It takes life to love life." Basketball 3, 45 Volleyball 35 Softball 3, 45 Shuffleboard champ. 35 Letter winner 35 Spotlight 15 Victory Corps 45 Fort- night staff 45 Doomsday staff 4. Clubs: Folk Dance 15 Pep Squad 25 Stamp sec'y- treas. 35 Film 45 Usher 4. John J. Bechtel Junior HFreshman love." Ag-HE cOmm.35 Ag-HE trip winner 35 Victory Corps 4. Clubs: F.F.A. 1, 2, 3, treas. 4. E. Joseph Beck Jr. Joe "Quantity plus quality." Football 3, 45 Baseball 1, 25 F.S.C.25 B.U.C. sec'y 3, 45 Class pres. 25 Spot- light 35 Victory Corps 4. Clubs: Outdoor 15 Chess and Checker 25 Hi-Y 2, 3, vice- pres. 45 Gun 35 Varsity 4. Juanita A. Belson Shorty K'Little, but oh my!" Basketball 35 Volleyball 35 Softball 35 Shuffleboard 35 Letter winner 3. Clubs: Folk Dance 1, 25 Know Hastings 35 Home Nursing sec'y 4. Roger E. Bennett Rod 'LI think I am a man of destiny." Glee Club 15 Choir 45 Debate 35 Declam- ation 25 "Contrary Mary" 35 "Foot- loose" 35 "The Clutching Claw" 45 Spotlight 1, 2, 3, script writer 25 Class vice-pres. 15 Fortnight bus.mgr. 35 Doomsday staff 3. Clubs: Cooking 25 Music Appreciation 35 Poetry 4. Marjorie E. Boyes Nlarge "Sings her blues away." Basketball 35 Volleyball 35 Softball 35 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 45 Choir 3, 45 "On Our Wayl' 35 HH. M. S. Pinafore" 45 Ac- companied Boys Glee Club 45 Spotlight 35 F. S. C. 15 Class pres. 15 J-Hop comm. 3. Clubs: Booster 15 Seasons Sports 25 Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4. Bridge 35 Archery sec'y 4. Blarjory L. Boyes hlarge "Laughter is an external expression Qfjoyf' Glee Club 1, 2, 35 Choir 3, 45 Operetta 2, 35 Glee Club Quartette 35 Choir Sextette 45 Book Week Play 35 Spotlight 35 J-Hop comm. 35 "On Our Way" 25 Fortnight staff 4. Book Club 2. Doris Bradford Withdrew before graduation. Evelyn L. Brower Eve "Laugh and be merry." Basketball 15 Tennis 15 Ping Pong 15 Glee Club 1, 35 Choir 45 Spotlight l, 2, 35 F. S. C. 15 Victory Corps 4. Clubs: Girl Reserves 2, 3, 45 Travel 25 Book 35 Film 4. Beverly A. Brown Bev "The joyous present is mine to do with as I please." Basketball 1, 2, 3, 45 Volleyball 1, 2, 35 Softball 2, 35 Soccer 1, 25 Glee Club 45 Band 1, 2, 35 Debate 35 Spotlight 35 J-Hop comm. 35 Fortnight staff 45 Doomsday staff 45 Victory Corps 4. Clubs: Booster 1, 25 Girl Reserves 2, 3, 45 Gun Owners pres. 3. Patricia A. Bump Patty "A good ,student plus a kind heart." Entered from St. Bose 25 Basketball 2, 3, 45 Volleyball 2, 35 Softball 2, 3, 45 Ping Pong 2, 35 Soccer 35 Letter winner 25 Victory Corps 45 Fortnight bus.mgr. 45 Doomsday staff 4. Clubs: Girl Beserves 2, 3, 45 Games 25 Know Hastings 35 Dinner 45 Usher 2, 3, 4. Orville A. Bush Bill "He knows what is what." Basketball 1, 2, 3, 45 Tennis 1, 2, 35 Band 1, 25 Spotlight 25 F.S.C. 1, 2, 45 B. U. C. 1, sec'y 45 Class sec'y 4. Clubs: Tennis 1, 25 Varsity 3, 4. Freda Butolph Withdrew before graduation. Pauline M. Chandler Sadie 'L Happiness ahead." Basketball 1, 23 Volleyball 1, 23 Softball 1, 23 Ping Pong 1, 23 Choir 3, 43 HH. M. S Pinafore" 33 Debate 33 Oratory 33 Dramatic declamation 43 "Foot-loose" 33 "The Clutching Claw" 43 "Heaven Can Wait" 43 Spotlight 1, 23 F.S.C. 43 Athletic treas. 43 G. L. B. 33 Class treas. 13 vice-pres. 43 .1-Hop comm. 3. Clubs: Girl Beserves 2, 3, pres. 43 Booster 13 Seasons Sports 23 Book 33 Embroidery 4. George W. Cheeseman Cheese 'LThe plowmanf' Ag-HE trip winner 23 Victory Corps 4. Clubs: Conservation 13 F. F. A. 2, 3, 4. Donald E. Clark Don "I'm willing to be convinced, but show me the man that can do it." Choir 1, 2, 3, 43 Operetta 1, 23 Band 1, 2, 33 '6Foot-loose" 33 "The Clutching Claw" 43 "The First Dress Suit" 33 Spotlight 1, 33 "On Our Way" 23 Victory Corps 43 Fortnight bus. mgr. 43 Doomsday staff 4. Clubs: Toy Instrument 13 Know Hastings 2, pres. 33 Film pres. 4. V. Gloria Clouse "Stands tall and fair." Basketball 1, 2, 3g Volleyball 1, 23 Soft- ball l, 2g Tennis l, 2, 3, 43 Ping Pong 1, 23 Soccer 1, 23 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 43 Operetta 1, 23 Glee Club Sextette 33 Spotlight 1, 2. Clubs: Girl Reserves 23 Handicraft 13 Booster 23 Archery 4. Robert W. Cook Jr. Bob "Listen! the Wind." Football 1, 23 Golf 23 Band 13 Spotlight 33 J-Hop comm. 33 Defense Council 33 Victory Corps 4. Clubs: Conservation 13 Fishing 23 Gun Owners vice-pres. 3, 4. Elizabeth M. Doster Liz "Cause Qf many a heartache." Spotlight 13 F.S.C. vice-pres. 33 G. L. B. 33 Class vice-pres. 33 J-Hop comm 33 Doomsday staff 43 Fortnight staff 43 Fall party comm. 2, 33 Spring Party comm. 3, 43 Victory Corps 4. Clubs: Girl Beserves 2, 3, treas. 43 Booster 13 Music Appreciation pres. 23 Know Hast- ings 33 Embroidery 4. Geraldine R. Doyle Gerry 'ilust too timid to make herself known." Entered from St. Bose 23 Basketball 2g Volleyball 23 Softball 23 Ping Pong 2g Spotlight 23 Letter winner 2. Clubs: Games 23 Know Hastings 3. Donald E. Drake Don "It isn't what you do. it's what you get away with" Baseball 2, 3, 43 B. U. C. 23 Ag-HE comm. 2, 3, 4. Clubs: Hunting and Fish- ing sec'y 13 F. F. A. 2, 3, 4. lwarjorie R. Dryer Susie 'gSeen but not heard." Choir 2, 3, 43 Operetta 33 "Foot-loose" 33 "On Our Way" 23 "Seven Last Words" 4. Clubs: Beginning Leathercraft 13 Know Hastings 23 Dinner 4. J. Wanda Endsley Q Net "A woman's hair is her pride and Joy." Basketball 33 Volleyball 33 Softball 3: Letter winner 33 Victory Corps 4. Clubs: Square Dance 13 Music Appreciation 23 Jr. Bed Cross Knitting 33 Know Hastings 4. Carol Sinclair Ferris D Blondie "All my past life is minef, Clubs: Folk Dance 13 Embroidery 4. Eunice P. Fisher Eunie "Individualist." Spotlight 23 F. S. C. 13 Girl Reserves 2. Clubs: Square Dance 13 Book 33 Bible 4. Lloyd D. Frey Buddy "Little stories of courtship." Baseball lg Track 43 Ag-HE trip winner 23 Victory Corps 4. Clubs: Leathercraft 13 F. F. A. 2, 3, 4. Fern E. Fruin Infant "Innocent and noisy." "The Clutching Claw" 43 "Heaven Can Wait" 43 Victory Corps 43 Victory Sing 43 Fortnight staff 43 Doomsday staff 4. Clubs: Folk Dance 1, 23 Cheer Squad 33 Embroidery 4. James C. Fruin Jimmie Withdrew before graduation. Senta J. Furrow Cent "She has two eyes, so soft and brown. Take care." Basketball 1, 23 Spotlight 23 J-Hop comm. 33 Victory Corps 4. Clubs: Booster 13 Seasons Sports 23 Usher 33 Girl Beserves 2, 3, vice-pres. 4. Ula Nl. Garlinger Oolie " You can depend on me? Glee Club 43 Choir 2, 33 "On Our Wayi' 2g "H, M. S. Pinafore" 33 "Heaven Can Wait" 43 Victory Corps 4. Clubs: Hit Parade 13' Games 23 Bridge 33 Handi- craft pres. 43 Usher 3, 4. William M. Garrison Bulldog 'tHe has 'it' in athletics." Football 2, 3, 43 Basketball 1, 2, 3, 43 Baseball 2. Clubs: Varsity 3, pres. 43 Hi-Y 3, 4. C. Robert Gaskill Bob "A fine type of American youth was he." Football 2g Basketball 33 Baseball 1, 2, 3, 43 Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 43 F. S. C. 2. Clubs: F. F. A. 2, sec'y 3, vice-pres. 4. Corn Show mgr. 4. Noralee Gillons Gillie "A friend of all." Clubs: Beginning Leathercraft 13 Square Dance 2g Games 33 Film 4. Francis R. Goggins Franc i'How man made music." Entered from St. Bose 23 Football 2, 3, 43 Baseball 3, 43 Band 3, 43 F. S. C. 33 B. U. C. pres. 33 Class vice-pres. 33 J-Hop comm. 33 Fortnight staff 4. Clubs: Seasons Sports 23 Varsity 3, 4. Claudine 0. Gross Claude "Silence is more expressive than words." Glee Club 2. Clubs: Leathercraft 33 Bible 4. Martin L. Guernsey Mike "An artist- he draws attention." Doomsday staff 43 Navy scale model building 4. Clubs: Usher lg Tumbling 23 Gun Owners 33 Know Hastings vice- pres. 4. Barbara C. Guthrie Barb "Much ado about nothing." Entered from Battle Creek, Michigan 3. Embroidery Club 4. Wilma Guy Bassett Billie "She's a perfect little secretary." Clubs: Booster 13 Folk Dance 23 Dinner 4. Edwin E. Haight Bing i'Be a live wire, and you won't get stepped on." Football 1, 2, 3, 43 Baseball 13 Track 2, 3, 4g Glee Club 2, 3, 43 Band 3, 43 Spot- light 1. Clubs: Out-of-door lg Seasons Sports 23 Gun Owners 33 Conservation 4. C. Maryellen Hale lVIary "Petite" Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4. Clubs: Beginning Leathercraft vice-pres. 13 Hit Parade 23 Girl Reserves 23 Music Appreciation 33 Bible 4. Marabell Hallock lwaggie "To live is joyous indeed." Clubs: Hit Parade 1: Know Hastings 2: Home Nursing 4. Ortha J. Hawblitz Orphie "Slay as sweel as you are." F. S. C. 3: Class sec'y 3: Fortnight staff 4: Victory Corps 4. Clubs: Hit Parade 1: Square Dance 2: Jr. Bed Cross Knitting 3: Dinner 4. lklarvin R. Haynes Johnny "Shy, but swift on the track." Track 1, 2, 3, 4: Glee Club 4: Choir 4: 'fHeaven Can Wait" 4: "The Clutching Claw" 4: Fortnight staff 4: Doomsday staff 4. Clubs: Camera 2: Chess and Checker 3: Varsity 4. Floyd N. Healy Tater "A son of lhe soil." Baseball 1: Glee Club 4: Ag-HE trip winner 2: Victory Corps 4. Clubs: F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4. Gladys E. Hildebrandt Happy "I don! know aboul lhalf' Spotlight 1, 3, script writer 3: J-Hop comm. 3: "The Clutching Claw" 4: "Heaven Can Wait" 4: Fortnight staff 4: Doomsday ass't ed. 4: Victory Corps 4. Clubs: Usher 2, 4: Booster 1, 2: Music Appreciation 3: Film 4. Ernest M. Howell Ernie "A man of the great, open spaces." Entered from Middleville, Michigan 4: Glee Club 4: Orchestra 4: f'The Clutch- ing Clawn 4: Victory Corps 4. Ping Pong Club 4. B. Joyce Huckendubler Hucky "Thai man is mine." Entered from Three Rivers, Michigan 2: Basketball 3: Volleyball 3: Softball 3: Letter winner 3: "The Clutching Claw" 4: HHeaven Can Wait" 4: Victory Corps 4. Clubs: Folk Dance seciy 2: Jr. Bed Cross Knitting 3: Know Hastings 4. Betty J. Hurless Bet "And looks on life wilh quiel eyes." Clubs: Aeronautics 2: Music Apprecia- tion 3. Keith L. Hurless f'Our fulure lruck gardener." Clubs: Leathercraft 1: Chess and Check- er 2. Gordon A. Ironside Jr. G01-die " He has lwo speeds - slow and superslowf' Basketball 2: Baseball 3, 4: Golf 1, 2, capt. 3: Tennis 3: Band 1, 4: Orchestra 4: Spotlight 2: B. U. C. 3: Fortnight staff 3: Spring party comm. 3: Fall Frolic comm. 4. Clubs: Tennis 1: Seasons Sports 2: Varsity 2, 3, treas. 4. Jessie B. Jarrard Johnnie "Blond hair, blue eyes - oh boy!" Spotlight 1: F. S. C. 1: G. L. B treas.3: Fortnight editor 4: Doomsday staff 4: Victory Corps 4-:Ag-HE comm. 3. Clubs: Booster 1: Folk Dance 1, 2: Home Eco- nomics 3: Girls Handicraft 3: Know Hastings 3, 4. Dean B. Keeler "Our cross counlry caplainf' Football 1, 2: Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4: Base- ball 1, 2, 3, 4: Track 1, 2, 3: Cross Country 3, capt. 4:-Glee Club 1. 2, 3, 4: Ciholr 4: F. S. C. 2: B. U. C. 3, 4: Fort- night staff 4. Clubs: Varsity 2, 3, 4: Hi-Y 2, 3, 4. Donald A. Keeler D011 "A gentleman in lhe making." Basketball 1, 2, 3: Baseball 2: Spotlight 2. Clubs: Camera 1: Boys Home Ec. 2: Games 3. Virginia C. Kelly "The musical miss." Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4: Glee Club 1, 2. Clubs: Booster 1: Leathercraft 2: Know Hastings-3:-,Film 4. William T. Kelly Bill "A gay fellow, a jolly fellow, afellow we all like." Football 1, 2, 3, capt 4, Track 1, 2, 3, 4: F. S. C. 4, B. U. C. 3, 4, Traffic comm. chm. 4. Clubs: Booster 2, Seasons sports 2, Varsity treas. 3, 4, Hi-Y 3, 4. Raymond B. Kenyon Jake "Looked up lo by everyone." Basketball 1, 2, 3, capt. 4, Track 1, 3, 4, Golf 1, 2, Oratory 3, Spotlight 2, F. S. C. 1, 4, Mayor 4, Scholarship cup 4, Class Pres. 1, Traffic comm. 3. Clubs: Camera 1, Varsity 2, sec'y 3, 4, Hi-Y 2, pres. 3, 4. Mary S. Ketcham Gabby " You have deserved high commendalion, irue applause, and love." Girls sports 1, 2, 3, manager 4, Choir 3, 4, "H. M. S. Pinafore" 3, Choir sextette4, Debate 3, Oratory 3,Book Week play 3, Spotlight 1, 2, 3, F. S. C. treas. 2, 3, vice pres. 4, G. L. B. 1, 2, 3, 4, Class sec'y 1, treas. 1, pres. 2, 3, 4, Public Service chief 3, Scholarship cup 4, Fortnight staff 4, Doomsday editor 4. Clubs: Booster 1, Seasons Sports 2, Book 3, Musical Variety 4, Usher 2, 3, 4, Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4. Shirley J. Kingsbury Sis "Whal's an organizalion wilhoal a good manager! " Entered from Walkerville, Michigan 3, Basketball 3, 4, Volleyball 3, Softball 3, 4, Ping Pong 3, Soccer 4, G. A. A. senior manager 4, Letter winner 3. Clubs: Games 3, Archery 4. Layonatine J. Kinney Tiney "Carefree and happy." Basketball 1, 2, 3, Volleyball 1, 2, 3, Softball 1, 2, 3, Ping Pong 2, Letter winner 2, F. S. C. 4, Spotlight 1, Class sec'y 4, Victory Corps 4. Clubs: Square Dance 1, Games 2, Jr. Red Cross Knitt- ing 3, Know Hastings 4. Winifred E. Lancaster Winnie "'Tis good nalare only lhal wins the heart." Basketball 1, Volleyball 1, Softball 1, Glee Club 1, Choir 2, 3, 4, HH. M. S. Pinafore" 3, Spotlight 3, F. S. C. 1, 2, Fortnight staff 4. Clubs: Girl Beserves 2, Booster 1, Social Dancing 2, Musical Variety 4, Usher 2, 3. Leta Landon Falconer Beets l'There comelh a day." Basketball 3, Volleyball 3, Softball 3, Shuffleboard 3, Glcc Club 2, "Heaven Can NVait,, 4. Clubs: Folk Dance 1, Music Appreciation 2, Know Hastings 4. Kenneth C. Lane Kenny "Oar all-around slar." Football 4, Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Base- ball 1, 3, 4, Track 1, Tennis 1, 2, Spot- light 2, F. S. C. 3, B. U. C. 4, Class pres. 3, Fortnight staff 4, Sanitary comm. 4, Traffic comm. 3. Clubs: Camera 1, Tennis 2, Varsity 2, vice-pres. 3, 4, Hi-Y 3, 4. Marjorie L. Laubaugh Marge "A clear conscience is a good card always." Basketball 3, Volleyball 3, Softball 3, Shuffleboard 3, Letter winner 3, G. L. B. 1. Clubs: Folk Dance 1, Square Dance 2, Know Hastings 3. Earl J. Lewis . "Give me a ballle lo fighlf' Clubs: Esperanto 1, Gun Owners 3, Conservation 4. Jean Loppenthien Lopp Withdrew before graduation Geraldine F. lwagoon Toots "A girl offew words-believe il or noi." Entered from Grand Rapids, Michigan 2, Glee Club 3, Victory Corps 4. Clubs: Know Hastings 3, Home Nursing pres. 4. James A. lVIalcolm l Jimmie "An acior in the making." Football 2, 3, Glee Club 1, 2, Choir 3, 4, HH. M. S. Pinafore" 3, "The Clutching Claw" 4, "Heaven Can Wait" 4, Spot- light 1, 2. Clubs: Square Dance 1, Social Dancing 2, Gun Owners 3, Film 4. Martha Lou lVlaus . Marty "If you can'l find anylhing lo laugh aboal, jasl giggle." Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Volleyball 2, 3, Softball 3, Tennis 1, 2, 3, 4, Ping Pong 3, Shuffleboard 3, Glee Club 4, Choir 4, Choir sextette 4, Spotlight 2, Victory Corps 4, Letter winner 3. Clubs: Girl Reserves 2, Games 3, Archery sec'y 4. ltlildred lWcClelland L'Sincere, hospitable, and kind." Know Hastings Club 4. lwartha I. Mesecar Marty "Sparkling wit and sweet disposition." Glee Club 23 Extempore 43 6'What Happened?" 33 "Heaven Can Waitn 43 Victory Corps 4. Clubs: Home Ee. 13 Music Appreciation 23 Know Hastings treas. 4. Robert C. lwurphy Bob HGirl shy." Glee Club 13 Choir 1, 2, 33 Operetta 1, 23 "Foot-looseu 33 "Contrary Maryi' 33 Spotlight 1, 23 Fortnight staff 4g 'lOn Our Way" 2. Clubs: Toy Instrument lg Know Hastings 2 3 Music Appreciation 33 Film 4. Joyce E. Newton Newt 'LBusiness personified." Glee Club 2, 43 Victory Corps 4. Clubs: Beginning Leathercraft 13 Music Apprec- iation 33 Dinner 4. lVIarjorie L. Norton Dimples 'iHer initials should be A's." Glee Club 23 Choir 2, 3, 4g "Chonita', 13 Orchestra 1, 2, 33 Choir sextette 43 HH. M. S. Pinafore" 33 'AOn Our Wayn 2g Book Club play 33 Spotlight 1, 3g Fort- night editor and bus. mgr. 4. Clubs: Beginning Leathercraft pres. 1g Hit Parade 13 Camera 23 Book 33 Usher 3, 43 Musical Variety 4. Douglas W. Payne Doug K' He has a clever thought now and then, mostly then. " Football 1, 43 Basketball 23 Baseball 13 Cross Country 2g Tennis 2, 3, 43 Spot- light 23 J-Hop comm. 3g Fortnight staff 43 Doomsday staff43 Fall Frolie comm. 2, 33 Farmers Frolic comm. 4. Clubs: Aero- nautics 13 Boys Home Ec. 23 Gun Owners vice-pres. 3g Varsity 4. Elsa Fern Pease "A maiden never bold of spirit, still, and quiet." Basketball 3, capt. 43 Volleyball 3, 43 Softball 3, capt. 4g Soccer 3: Spotlight 2. Clubs: Dancing 13 Junior Bed Cross Sewing 3g Home Nursing sec'y 4. Robert H. Pranshka Max "Mysterious Bob." Victory Corps 4. Clubs: Out-of-door 13 Conservation 2g F. F. A. 3, 4. Karl NI. Pufpaff "The big sleep." Baseball 1, 2g Glee Club 43 F. S. C. 23 Ag-HE trip winner 33 Victory Corps 4. Clubs: Conservation lg F. F. A. 2, 3, 4. Keith R. Pufpaff "Bless the man who invented sleep." Baseball 1, 2, 3, 43 t'Contrary Mary" 33 "Foot-loose" 33 "The Clutching Claw" 43 Victory Corps 4. Clubs: Aeronautics 13 Boys Home Ee. 23 Automobile vice-pres. 3: F. F. A. 4. Delphine T. Roberts Del 'KA wornan's hair is her crowning glory." Basketball 1, 2, 3, 43 Volleyball 1, 2, capt. 3, 4g Softball 1, 2, 3, 43 Ping Pong 1, 33 Shuffleboard 2, 3: Soccer 2, 3, 43 Letter winner 33 Victory Sing 43 Victory Corps 4. Clubs: Booster 13 Music Appreciation 23 Girl Beserves 2, 3, 43 Bridge 33 Home Nursing treas. 4. Bernadene N. Schantz Bernie '6Rhythm is in her touch ofa keyboard." Accompanied Boys Glee Club 33 Choir 43 Orchestra 1, 2g String trio 23 Choir sextette 43 F. S. C. 1, treas. 23 G. L. B. treas. 33 Class vice-pres. 1, sec'y 23 J-Hop chm. 3g Victory Corps 4. Clubs: Square Dance 1, 23 Usher 33 Book 33 Know Hastings pres. 4. John A. Schultz Johnny "Gift of gab." Band 1, 2, 33 Orchestra 1, 2g M. E. A. Central Michigan Orchestra 23 HGalahad Jones" 23 "Spring Fever" 33 Spotlight 1, 23 F. S. C. 1, 2g "On Our Way" 3. Clubs: Aviation 13 Conservation 23 Automobile 3 . Catherine lVI. Scott Kate "Speak softly." At Middleville, Michigan 2, 3. Clubs: Square Dance li Know Hastings 3. Hilda A. Shawman Hidge 'iTake me out to the-skating rink." Band 1, 2. Clubs: Booster 1, Jr. Red Cross Knitting 3. William E. Shellington Red 'iDouble trouble." Clubs: Out-of-door 1, Conservation 4, Gun Owners 4. Betty L. Singleton Withdrew before graduation. Louise Sinkler Sink "An all around sportswomanf' Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Volleyball 3. 4, Softball 1, 2. 3, capt.4. Clubs: Ping Pong 4: Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4. Gale V. Slocum Slug 'AThe innocent bystanderf' Spotlight 3, Fortnight staff4, Doomsday staff 4. Clubs: Usher 1, Handicraft 2, Tumbling 2, Aeronautics 1, 3, 4. Duane D. Stamm Stammy "Far off his coming slzonef, Football 3, 4, Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Base- ball 1, 2, Spotlight 3, F.S.C. 2, Hi-Y 3, 4. Clubs: Aeronautics 1, Cooking 2, Gun Owners pres. 3, Varsity 3, 4. Ruth L. Struble Ruthie "Variety is the spice of life." Basketball 3, 4, Volleyball 2, 3, Softball 1, 2, 3, 4, Ping Pong 3, Soccer 4, Letter winner 3, Choir 4. Clubs: Sewing 1, Square Dance 2, Games 3, Jr. Red Cross Knitting 4. Richard W. Swanson Dick "And one man in his time plays many parts." Baseball 2, Spotlight 3, F.S.C. 1, 2, 3, 4, Class pres. 4, Athletic treas. 3, Fort- night editor 4. Clubs: Usher 1, Out-ol'- door 1, Cooking 2, Gun Owners 3, Hi-Y 3, 4, Radio pres. 4. Juanita Swift Speedy "Woman's onlyfaalt is the men." F.S.C. 3, G.L.B. 2, vice-pres. 4, Class treas. 3, Doomsday staff 4, Fortnight staff 4, Ag-HE ass't chm. 2, chm. 3. Clubs: Booster 1, Social Dancing 2, Jr. Red Cross Knitting sec'y 4. Charlene E. Thomas Chuckie "Talkaliveness is not in my line." Entered from St. Rose 2, Spotlight 3, Doomsday staff 4, Fortnight staff 4. Geraldine I. Tietz Gerry 'LAnd then I got married." Basketball 1, Volleyball 2, Softball 2, Ping Pong 4, Spotlight 2. Clubs: Aero- nautics 1, Handicraft 2, Know Hastings 4. Robert N. Tinker Tink "The fellow with a grin." Football 1, 3, Basketball 1, 2, 3, Baseball 1, Tennis 2, 3, Glee Club 3, Spotlight 2, 3. Clubs: Aeronautics 1, Tumbling 2, Reading 3, Hi-Y 3, 4. Evelyn J. Tobias Phoebe Will graduate in 1944. Raymond C. Tompkins Tommy HThose short, short trips to Coats Grove. " Football 2, 3, 4, Track 1, 2, 3, 4, Band 2, 3, 4, Navy scale model building 4. Clubs: Aeronautics 1, Tumbling 2, Book 3, Varsity 3, Hi-Y 4. Barbara J. VanNocker Barb 'SRed Pepper Burns." Entered from Battle Creek, Michigan 33 Glee Club 3, 4. Clubs: Cheer Squad 3. Duane L. Walters Bozo "He dolh, indeed, show some sparks lhal are like wil." Glee Club 1, 2g "Contrary Mary" 33 "Foot-loose" 33 "The Clutching Claw" 4g '6Heaven Can Wait" 4. Clubs: Beginning Leathercraft 13 Know Hastings 23 Hit Parade 3. Louis E. Wensloff Louie "Physics shark." Chess and Checker Club 1, 2, pres. 3, 4. Virginia A. Wheating Ginny "Earlh,s nobles! lhing, a woman perfecledf' Tennis 1, 23 Ping Pong 23 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 43 Glee Club Quartette 23 Choir 2, 3. 43 'iChonita" 1245011 Our Way" 23 "H.M.S. Pinafore" 33 Spotlight 33 Fortnight staff 43 Doomsday staff bus. mgr. 43 Spring Swing comm. 33 Fall Frolic comm. 2. Clubs: Booster 13 Social Activities 2, 33 Becord 4g Usher Club 2, 3, 4. Leroy J. Wheeler Lee "I work al lhe slore." Entered from Woodland, Michigan 33 B.U.C. 43 Ag-HE comm. 3, 4. Clubs: F.F.A. 3, pres. 4. Dorothy E. While A'Oh, lhern eyes." Clubs: Hit Parade 13 Know Hastings 23 Jr. Red Cross Sewing 3. hlary French Bedford "Fresh as a rose in June." Entered from Middleville, Michigan 3g ir C iv Basketball 33 G.L.B. sec'y 3, pres. 43 J-Hop comm. 3. Clubs: Handicraft 33 Dinner pres. 4. Harmon B. Wilcox Hi "I am no villain." Football 1, 2, 3, 43 Basketball 1, 23 Track 43 Tennis 1, capt. 2, 33 Band 1, 2, 3g Orchestra 1, 33 Niles Band Clinic 23 F.S.C. 1, 21B U.C. 3, 43 J-Hop comm. 3g Clubs: Boys Usher Club 13 Tennis sec'y 1, 23 Varsity 3, 43 Hi-Y 3, 4. Dorothy lVI. Williams Willy 'A Happy-go-lucky." Basketball 1, 2, 3, 43 Volleyball 1, 2, 3, 43 Softball 1, 2, 3, 43 Tennis 23 Ping Pong 1, 23 Shufflcboard 33 Soccer 2, 43 "Foot- loose', 33 "The Clutching Claw" comm.43 Spotlight 13 Fortnight staff 43 Doomsday staff 43 Victory Sing 4. Clubs: Folk Dance 13 Social Dancing 23 Pep Squad 33 Embroidery vice-pres. 4. Elaine Winslow Wellfare Windy " He serves me mosl who serves his counlry besf." Basketball 13 Volleyball 13 Softball 13 Glee Club 1, 23 Choir 33 Operetta 13 "On Our Way" 23"H.M.S. Pinafore" 33 Fall Frolic comm. 23 Spring Swing comm. 3. Clubs: Social Activities 1, 23 Record treas. 33 Archery 4. Sybil L. Woodmansee Syb "Aclive, allraclive and api." Basketball 1, 2, 3, 43 Volleyball 2, 3, 4g Softball 2, 3, 43 Glee Club 13 Operetta 13 Spotlight 1, 2, 33 F.S.C. 13 J-Hop comm. 3. Clubs: Booster 13 Season Sports 23 Book 33 Embroidery 4. Richard V. Yarger Dick "My Ford, ils care and repair." Baseball 1, 2, 43 Fortnight staff 4g Victory Corps 4. Clubs: Boys Usher Club 13 Aeronautics 1, 3, treas. 43 Tumbling 2. Shirley E. Young "If I bul knew.', Entered from Grayling, Michigan 23 Basketball 2. Clubs: Dancing 2. Elisabeth li. French Libby "Such a life, such a life." Basketball 1, 2, capt. 3, 43 Ping Pong 1, 2, 33 Spotlight 1, 2, 3g Class vice-pres. 2. Clubs: Booster vice pres. 13 Music Appreciation 2, 33 Girl Reserves 2, 33 Poetry 4. Keith Brady Gat 'STall, dark, and happy." Cross Country 3: Glee Club 1, 2: Choir 1, 2, 3: Operetta 1, 2: Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Orchestra 4: "Foot-loose" 3: "The Clutching Claw" 4: Spotlight 2. Clubs: Record 1: Boys Home Ec. treas. 2: Toy Instrument sec'y-treas. 3. Vern L. De Priester "Not of words, but of actions." Glee Club 4. Clubs: Leathercraft 1: Carpentry 2: Shop 3. Lilah D. Elston Lolly 'ASometimes wise, but often otherwise." Entered from Battle Creek, Michigan 4: Doomsday staff 4: Fortnight staff 4. Joyce E. Frey Peppy "Small fry." Choir 2, 3. 4: "The Clutching Claw" 4: "Heaven Can VVait,' ass't. director 4: Spotlight 1, 2, 3: F.S.C. 3: Class sec'y 3: Fortnight staff 4. Clubs: Booster 1: Pep Squad 2: Music Appreciation 3: Em- broidery 4. Donna Nl. Gerber Donni "Sweet and demaref' Spotlight 2. Clubs: Hit Parade 1: Jr. Red Cross Sewing 3. Geraldine DI. Hammond Gerry "Market quotations-Blonds preferred- ninety-eight percent." Spotlight 2: Victory Corps 4. Clubs: Beginning Leathercraft 1: Square Dance 2: Games 3: Know Hastings 4. H. Joseph Rosenbaum Joe "In the service of our country." Entered from Battle Creek, Michigan 3: Fortnight staff 4. Bridge Club 4-. 'A' hlildred NI. Helmet lVIidge "Debits and credits." Basketball 1, 2, 3: Volleyball 2, 3: Soft- ball 2, 3: Soccer 2, 3: F.S.C. 1, 2, 3: Class treas. 2, 3: Victory Corps 4: Ag-HE trip winner 3: Ag-HE ass't. mgr. 3. Clubs: Booster 1: Square Dance sec'y 2: Book 3: Know Hastings sec'y 4. Clarence L. Hoffman " He who owns the soil owns up to the sky." Glee Club 4: Ag-HE trip winner 2: Victory Corps 4. Clubs: Radio 1: F.F.A. 2, 3, 4. Rosemary E. hlarshall Rosie "Openly quiet, but often she fools us." Band 1, 2: Orchestra 4: Victory Corps 4. Clubs: Hit Parade 1. Peter S. lylaurer Pete "He succeeds who tries againf, Entered from St. Rose 2: At Mary Free Bed Convalescent Home 3. Clubs: Chess and Checker 2. R. Jack Maxson Rastus 'AMy heart belongs to -?" Entered from Lowell 4: "The Clutching Claw" 4: "Heaven Can Wait" 4: Victory Corps 4:'Hi-Y 4. Barbara BI. Shannon Bahs "My days are swifter than a weaver's shuttle." Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4: Volleyball 2, 3, 4: Softball 1, 2, 3, 4: Tennis 3, 4: Soccer 3, 4: Glee Club 1, 2, 3: Choir 4: "The Clutch- ing Claw" 4: 'AHeaven Can Wait" 4: Spotlight 1: Class treas. 4: F.S.C. sec'y 4: Book Club play 3: Justice comm. 2, 4. Clubs: Beginning Leathercraft sec'y and treas. 1: Camera 2: Book pres. 3: Archery 4: Usher 3, 4: Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4. hlildred Taggart Millie A'Humor is the spice of life." Basketball 2, 3, 4: Softball 2, 3, 4: Volleyball 2, 3. Clubs: Music Apprecia- tion 2: Jr. Red Cross Knitting 3. CLASS WILL We, the senior class of 1943, being of sound mind CDD and body, bequeath to those fortunate underclassmen who are remaining within the confines of Hastings High School all the following characteristics and possessions which may prove to be a blessing-or otherwise. We leave Barbara VanNocker's and Shirley Young's two-timing to all underclass- men who get tired of going steady. We leave Elisabeth French's "bangs" to her sister Florence. We leave Elizabeth Doster's and Joyce Frey's boy friends until next year. We leave Catherine Scott's protective in- stincts to Willo Hampton. We leave Mary Bedford's hair ribbons to Mr. Reinhardtls twins. We leave Gloria Clouse's ability to talk and then talk some more to Marjory Stanley. We won't leave Elaine Winslow's, Leta Landon's, Geraldine Tietz's, Wilma Guy's, and Carol Sinclair's husbands to anyone as they Worked too hard to get them. We leave Virginia Kelly's pigtails to JoAnne Finnie We leave Floyd Healy's and Keith Pufpafl"s naps in class to Boyd Bolton. We leave Rosemary Marshall's, Bill Shellington's, Clarence Hoffman's, and Iris Baldwin's red hair to anyone inclined to lid-ye.!7 We leave Francis Goggin's rootin' tootin' trumpet playing to Don Preston. We leave Karl Pufpaff's tin-lizzie to any- one who wants to take his life in his own hands. We leave Gale Slocum's drawl to Betty Cortright. We leave Bob Gaskill's squeak box to Helen Carl. We wouldn't want to leave Pauline Chandler's "air-male" to anyone as she might misuse the privilege. We leave three inches of Marabell Hallock's height to Kenneth Tobias who could use a little. We leave Gordon Ironsideis walk to the track team. Goodness no!! We leave Beverly Brown's ability to get in trouble to Patty Tyler. We leave Barbara Shannon's spontaneous giggle to Ruth Marble who is already running Barb pretty stiff competition. We leave Bill Kelly's flashy green sweater to anyone who has a girl as ambitious as his. We leave Louis Wensloff's science bug to Vernon Texter. We leave Maryellen Hale's, Geraldine Doyle's, and Dorothy William's height to Ellyn Beystrum, Helen Henry, and Joyce Echtinaw. We leave the many miles that Dick Yarger drives to see Juanita Swift to Lawrence Fuller. We leave Marjory L. Boyes's and Martha Maus's deep alto voices to Beverly Cook and Ilene Rogers. We leave Johnny Schultz's ample gift of gab to Hoot Ayres. We leave Joe Rosenbaum's jitterbugging to Beverly Burr whose fame along this line is quite well established. We leave that dreamy-eyed look of Lilah Elston and Lloyd Frey to Barbara Tietz and Robert Endsley. We leave Bob Cook's flashy ties and loud socks to Malcolm Tuckerman. We leave Donald Clarkls freckles to Stuart Benedict. We leave Joe Beck's Hluck at gambling" to Bill Towne. We leave Layonatine Kinney's title of "Blondie" to Dorothy Roberts. We leave Donald Keeler's little brother, Kenny, to the mercy of the freshman girls. We leave Shirley Kingsbury's and Louise Sinkler's technique in basketball to Mary Lockwood. We leave Ula Garlinger's determination to get to school "rain or shine" to Ted Banash. We leave Noralee Gillon's cute stub nose and shiny black hair to Eileen Sherbinske. We leave Roger Bennett's verbosity to Aben Johnson. We leave Donald Drakeis "quack" to the F.F.A. We leave Marjorie Dryer's, Joyce Newton's, Dorothy Whitels, and Delphine Roberts's Hpleasingly plumpi' figures to Betty Cooper, Joyce Freese, Martha Wedel, and Marian Cooley. We leave Harmon Wilcox's and Bill Bush's, talks with Mr. Taylor and their colored slips to John Richardson and Fred McDonald. We leave Senta Furrow's treatment of the boy friend to Gloria VanNocker. We leave Duane Stamm's allergy to women to Alfred Smith. We leave Sybil Woodmansee's and Gladys Hildebrandtfs artistic fingers to Esther Ragla. We leave Bill Garrison's football suit with a few alterations to Duane Blough. We leave Dean Keeleris brother, Honk, to the dogs. We leave Douglas Payne's mastery of the secrets of chemistry to Morris Hill on the condition that at the first possible chance he will blow up the chemistry lab and burn all tests in the vicinity of room 308. We leave the cars of Robert Murphy and Jimmy Malcolm to Mr. Aten's shop class for remodeling. We leave the position that Bernadene Schantz has with the choir to anyone who wants a headache. We leave Martha Mesecar's sweet dis- position and friendly ways to Joan Keller. We leave Geraldine Magoon's, Elsa Fern Pease's, and Marjorie E. Boyes's diamond rings to all those girls who are still trying. We leave the colored rims of Eunice Fisher's glasses to anyone who wants to make a "spectacle" of himself. We leave George Cheeseman's and Robert Pranshka's interest in the farm to Dick Rasey and Merle Hammond. We leave Ruth Struble's string of Hbeauxi' to Virginia Myers. We leave Mildred McClelland's quiet nature to Barbara Castelein. We leave Earl Lewis's future title of "general" to all future draftees. We leave Marjorie Norton's and Leroy Wheeleris left-handed techniques to Patricia Fewless and Jason Thompson. We leave Winifred Lancaster's ambition to write letters to servicemen to Lucille Lawrence. We leave Marjorie Laubaughis proficiency with the needle to LaRae Dean. We leave Evelyn Brower's reducing diet, guaranteed to increase three pounds weekly, to Kathleen Proefrock. We leave Robert Tinker's winning way with women to Dick Thomas. We leave to all teachers the ability of Fern Fruin to cut up in classes. We leave Virginia Wheating's exceptional taste for clothes to Doris Lockwood. We leave Martin Guernsey's last name to all cows in Barry County. We leave Mary Ketcham's contortions and antics to Bonnie Brandstetter. We leave the ambition of two working men Ray Tompkins and Keith Brady, to Merle Hen dershot who might like to try it sometime. We leave the "don't talk unless you have ton attitude of Marvin Haynes, Reva Austin, Duane Walters, and Keith Hurless to Dorothy Hummel who will find it a good remedy for her present ailment. We leave Ernest Howell's walk to Mr. Reinhardt whose present one needs a little remodeling. We leave the friendship of Mildred Helmer and Geraldine Hammond to Madelyn Sigler and Merilyn Zuttermeister to have and to hold the said friendship forever, or until they are seen fighting in public. We leave Kenneth Lane's position as end on the football team, namely, one with his face in the dirt, to John Coleman. We leave Jack MaXson's woman appeal to Jimmy Coleman to help him through life. We leave Ray Kenyon's ability to get low scores in golf to Charlie Hinman who now and then breaks two hundred-and his clubs. We leave Howard Babcock's faithful plaid wool shirt to Clifford Moody--if Howard can get along without it. We leave Joyce Huckendubler's soda- jerking to Rosa Brovont. We leave Donna Gerber's blond curls to Tom Dolan. We leave Barbara Guthrie's quiet, retiring nature to next year's crop of violets. We leave Ortha Hawblitz's, Charlene ThoInas's and Pat Bump's proficiency with the old typewriters in room 303 to Miss Kaminske's beginning typing class. We leave Edwin Haight's "quips and quotes" to Mr. Burgess with a few changes to be made. We leave John Bechtel's blush to Harold Townsend. We leave Richard Swanson's ready-made future in the insurance business to George Brown who might be considered a had risk. We leave Juanita Belson's official title of "half-pint" to Joan VanGeison. We leave Wanda Endsley's pompadour hair style to Julie Sheldon. We leave Betty Hurless's popular first name to the 999,000 other Bettys in the world. We hereby nominate and appoint all the Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen, who think they know something and possibly do, Execvtors of this, our Last Will and Testament. Witnessed by the undersigned this, the fourth day cf June, 1943. lfra Sucker, Podunk Lake. l. B. Kaught, Frying Pan Avenue. Q 335 X 15 eg' fy- xg 9 it if WP JUNIOR HISTORY As the leaves began to change to golden brown and each day was becoming a few minutes shorter, the bashful little freshmen of two years before, and the high spirited sophomores of the previous year, began to realize that the time for school to start was drawing near once more. But this fall was a little more encouraging because they were upperclassmen now and progressing very nicely. To show that they were starting off on the right foot, they chose the following officers for the first semester: Ronald Bross, presidentg Harold Fuller, vice-presidentg LaRae Dean, secretaryg and Stanley Bridleman, treasurer, all of whom served their offices efficiently. School officers chosen were: chief justice, Morris Hillg sanitary engineer, Duane Ottoseng public service chief, Harold Townsend. Many juniors displayed talent in sports this year. In football there were many good players, namely: Ted Banash, John Coleman, Richard Thomas, Duane Ottosen, Harold Townsend, Mason Thomas, Louis Myers, Richard Rasey, Robert Endsley, and Keith Ayres. The same degree of interest was shown in basketball. Those ranking high were: Ted Banash, Duane Ottosen, John Coleman, and Harold Townsend. Joyce Harrington, Jennett Doxey, and Gail Foster seemed the most outstanding in girls, sports and deserve honorable mention. JUNIOR BoYs First row: Charles Fuller, Estle Engle, Kay Carpenter, Ronald Cunningham, Duane Murphy, Charles McCarty, George Brown, Boyd Bolton, Melvin Haavind, Jack McKe-ough, Doyt Hurless, Mr. Herbert Reinhardt, adviser. Second row: Ronald Bross, Stanley Bridleman, William Christy, Morris Weeks, Otis Earl, Marshall Davey, Dale Laubaugh, Roy Fuller, Clyde Casey, Dic Craven, William Leary, Charles Reaser. Third row: William Towne, Edward Granfors, Jack Walton, Arley Todd, Robert Rose, Harold Gray, Laurel Newton, Lawrence Rohrbacher, Carl Mcllvain, Richard Thomas, Sterling Carney, Ernest Gordon, Harold Fuller. Fourth row: Robert Carpenter, Robert Scott, Clayton Buholtz, Donald Berry, Dale Sponseller, Russell Rivers, Andrew Kennedy, Mason Thomas, Harold Townsend, Robert Bishop, Ted Banash, John Coleman, Richard Rasey. Fifth row: Robert Endsley, Vernon Texter, Donald Clinton, Donald Preston, Kenneth Miller, Donald Haywood, Raymond Martin, Jack O,Donnell, Harl Daniels, Louis Wierenga, Keith Ayres, Duane Ottosen, Jack Delnaay. Absent from picture: George Hallock, Merle Hammond, Morris Hill, Loren Lewis, Thomas Waters, William Wilkes, Louis Myers. JUNIOR GIRLS First row: Catherine Haney, Genevieve Kurr, Wanda Shilthroat, Waneta Collins, Gretchen VanderVoort, Betty Cooper, Willo Hampton, Eileen Sherbinske, Beverly Lord, Marilyn Bristol, Miss Anne vanWestrenen, adviser. Second row: Helen Carl, Mildred Will, Norma Knickerbocker, Patricia Newton, LaRae Dean, Evelyn Campbell, Sue Smith, Donna Chamberlain, Jacqueline Babcock, Hazel Hall. Third row: Maylis Gibbs, Ella Fisher, Elizabeth Pantazis, Gail Foster, Kathryn Trainor, Thelma Shultz, Beatrice Bush, Jennett Doxey, Lucille Lawrence, Marjorie Ferris, Jean Lester. Fourth row: Thelma Cox, Vera Babcock, Loretta Leonard, Marjorie Stanley, Dora Pursell, Joyce Harrington, Gladys Oler, Rosa Brovont, Lila Hallock, Marie Nash, Virginia Benedict, Mary Barger. F ifth row: Doris Bass, Mary Lou Smith, Ellen Bump, Audra Endsley, Joyce Echtinaw, Vivian Norton, Carolyn Shellington Elizabeth Brinker, Helen Henry, Ellen Beystrum, Vesta Golden. Absent from picture: Bonnie Brandstetter, Phyllis Kelly, Mayanna McCullough, Dorothy Olmstead, Joan Smith, Ruth Marble, Judith Mulder, Virginia Tietz, Katherine VanderVoort. 'A' ir 'A' The only all-A student for the first semester was Audra Endsley. The mid-year election chose the following capable leaders: Donald Berry, president, Harold Fuller, vice-president, Joyce Harrington, secretary, and Stanley Bridleman, treasurer. The junior play, called "Heaven Can Wait", aroused high spirits and enthusiasm. Although it was called the junior play, seniors and sophomores also took part. Main characters were: Helen Carl and Richard Rasey, juniors, Pauline Chandler, Barbara Shannon, James Malcolm, Duane Walters, and Jack Maxson, seniors. The committee for the annual J -Hop was appointed as follows: general chairman, Morris Hill, programs and invitations, Bonnie Brandstetter, music, Richard Thomas, decorations, Audra Endsley, entertainment, Marjorie Stanley, refreshments, Gail Foster, publicity, Willo Hampton, clean-up, Donald Preston. Gail Foster competed in the extempore speaking divison of the district speech contest. Advisers of the junior class were Mr. Reinhardt and Miss vanWestrenen. SOPHOMORE GIRLS First row: Hazel Stauffer, Donna Oler, Marjorie Ritzman, Lois Campbell, Pearl Sanborn, Eva Hook, June Colvin, Iris Link, Mildred Williams, Maxine Cooper, Isabelle Durbin, Ida Mae Springer, Marjorie Gross, Miss Ottilia Kaminske, adviser. Second row: Laura Jean Salton, Nyla Ball, Joyce Freese, Marjorie Tebo, Hilda Edmonds, Roberta Morgan, Virginia Myers, Elizabeth Cortright, Patricia Fewless, Janet Boekeloo, Evelyn Woolston, Beverly Shultz, Jean Burkholder, Helen Dimond, Elaine Neuenschwander. Third row: Irene Seeber, Betty Williams, Patricia Shurlow, Nancy Ransom, Mabel Moore, Hazel Martz, Marguerite Harry, Helen Rowley, Charleen Cappon, Mary McLeod, Beverly Burr, JoAnne Finnie, Jean Allerding, Barbara Pierce, Louise Vandlen. Fourth row: Marjorie Kingsbury, Dorothy Roberts, Eleanor Jarman, Merilyn Zuttermeister, Madelyn Sigler, Mildred Smith, Agnes Thompson, Doris Beystrum, Loraine Schantz, Doris Lockwood, Donna Bachelder, Elaine Cotant, Donna Kidder, Alice Wolff, Louise Christiansen. Fifth row: Alice Hallock, Betty Barger, Genevee Keller, Joan Trainor, Portia McLaury, Marian Cooley, Florence French, Marjorie Cole, Genevieve Pease, Zana Douglas, Gloria Yarger, Thelma Martin, Betty Coleman, Doris Snyder, June Haynes, Irene Kidder. Absent from picture: Beverly Cook, Janet Reynolds, Dorothy Robinson, llene Rogers, Yvonne Segur, Mary Louise Spillane, Katherine TenEyck, Barbara Tietz, Patty Tyler, Dorothea VanHorn, Gloria VanNocker, Ardeth Williams. SOPHOMORE BOYS First row: Herbert Eaton, Richard Carlin, Jack Rizor, Calvin Campbell, Milo Coldren, Harold Hall, Jerry Wensloff, William Sprague, Weldon Cole, William Bechtel, Harry Belson, Arlo VanHouten, Harold Pranshka, Mr. Tac Gies adviser. Second row: Robert Richardson, Ross Cadwallader, Edward Stormes, William Barber, Loyal Kinney, Harold Munjoy, Robert Babcock, John Dryer, Dale Golden, Keith Freeman, Dale Tobias, Lawrence Keeler. Third row: Karl Schantz, Merle Hendershot, Stuart Benedict, Ernest Granfors, Howard Allen, Richard Wilkins, William Christie, Herman Maurer, Richard Fox, William Stebbins, Bowne Taggart, Jason Thompson. Fourth row: Paul Friddle, Orville Tompkins, Richard Beadle, Franklin Bush, Paul Myers, Paul Benham, Richard Foster, Philip Frandsen, Richard Culp, Richard Denny, Carl Hathaway, Aben Johnson. Fifth row: Malcolm Tuckerman, Lewis Earl, James Adcock, Roy Steenbock, Miles Kelly, Robert Hendershot, Thomas Birdsall, Lyle Ritchie, Thomas Dolan, Shirley Henry, George Anderson, James Moses, Harold Andrus. Absent from picture: Donald Bassett, Charles Casey, Lawrence Fuller, Dick Grable, Fred Lawrence, John Meisenbach, Clifford Moody, Neil Wellman, DeVon Wilson. SOPHOMORE HISTORY The long, warm days of summer vacation were a great change from the first nine months at Hastings High and prepared the freshmen of the previous year to enter school again in the fall as a more prominent group, the sophomores. In the fall of 442 approximately one hundred and fifty sophomores chose Thomas Dolan to direct and guide their classg Milo Coldren to take Thomasls place when he was absent, Dorothea VanHorn to keep a record of their activitiesg and Charleen Cappon to pay their bills. A useful amount of sports talent was displayed by the boys of the sophomore class this year. The outstanding players in football were Philip Frandsen, a letter winner, Richard Foster, and Lawrence Fuller. Outstanding basketball players offensively were Lawrence Fuller and Paul Myers. Philip Frandsen was recommended as an outstanding player defensively. A great deal of talent and interest was shown in girls' sports by Madelyn Sigler and Merilyn Zuttermeister. The record of the first semester was topped by Merilyn Zuttermeister, an all-A student. The second semester election named Patricia Fewless, presidentg Franklin Bush, vice-presidentg Lois Campbell, secretary, and Dorothea V anHorn, treasurer. In the War Bond and Stamp contest, the sophomores were the first to buy a jeep. Their sales totaled approximately nine hundred and forty-five dollars on the first day of the contest. The sophomores are also proud to mention that the two declamation winners of the school were chosen from their class, Aben Johnson receiving first place, and Loraine Schantz, second. Advisers of the sophomore class were Mr. Gies and Miss Kaminske. FRESHMAN HISTORY The fall of ,42 was a great thriller to many freshmen, as they were turning a new leaf-being welcomed into high school, meeting many new faces, and entering into new activities. Shortly thereafter, one hundred and forty ballots were cast, selecting Frederick McDonald, president, John Richardson, vice-president, Esther Ragla, secretary, Sally Goodyear, treasurer. The freshmen showed great interest in sports this year. Ralph Gies, Bernard Manker, and James Coleman proved their ability in basketball, and Ralph Gies was outstanding in football. Among the girls, Mary Lockwood, Sally Goodyear, and Georgia Will deserve honorable mention as good sportswomen. The all-A students for the first semester were: Esther Ragla, Mary Lockwood, Beverly Brad- ford, and Anne Goodyear. At the beginning of the second semester, elections were held for new officers, the president, vice-president and treasurer retained their offices. Joann Duck er was the newly-elected secretary. Advisers of the freshman class were Miss Leiter and Mr. Hine. y i' nk 'A' 'A' 'Ir FRESHMAN BOYS First row: Kenneth Tobias, Dale Thomas, DeVon Wilson, James Fisher, Edward McKeough, Richard Dean, Bernard Manker, Richard Boomer, Ray Koeplinger, George Eaton, LeRoy Hewitt, Kenneth Keeler, Mr. Lewis Hine, adviser. Second row: Harold Frey, William Richards, Robert Callihan, Raymond Lancaster, Charles Wait, Richard Ahbey, Patrick Kelly, Ralph Gies, Charles Hinman, James Long, Richard Trethric, Walter Birman, Duane Blough. Third row: James Coleman, Robert Clark, Ralph Nye, Wayne Reid, Merle Raymond, Lee Taggart, James Cappon, Duane Lancaster, Robert Copley, Robert Packard, Bruce Myers, James Munn, Dwight Conklin, Robert Shellington. Fourth row: Junior Sherman, Lawrence Gibson, James Anderson, Peter Magoon, Paul Ulrich, Robert Casey, Clifford Andrus, Carl Christie, Frederick McDonald, Robert Stowell, Alfred Smith, Richard Teske, Alfred Cortright. Fzflh row: Douglas Davey, Frederick Clark, Donald Martz, William Wierenga, Raymond Bennett, Jack Echtinaw, John Richardson, Thomas O'Connor, George Walton, Hubert Hunt, Gerald Ostroth, Raymond Howell, John Malcolm Absenl from piclure: Jack Barnes, Ronald Baum. Richard Frantz, Max Guy, Paul Hammond, Jack Manni, Gilbert Morrow, Nelson Myers, Hayden Rees. ak i' 'A' 'A' 'A' FRESHMAN GIRLS First row: Miss Lena Leiter, adviser, Elvetta Vandlen, Phyllis Webb, Norma Hook, Martha Wedel, Joan Moore, Elaine VanHorn, Marilynn Tolles, Joyce Clark, Helen Kennedy, Vera Sprague, Jean Bellingham, Joan VanGeison, Norma Morrow, Gloria Dick, Marjorie Cox, Joan Keller. Second row: June 0'Connor, Mary Salton, Arla Fleming, Beulah Myers, Doris Cain, Mary Hart, Arlene Garrett, Metha Waters, Ardith Sherman, Shirley Morgan, Norine Birdsall, Agnes Fuller, Betty Clark, Nellie Bushong, Marna Hon. Third row: Anne Bellingham, Esther Ragla, Nyla Cole, Wilma Haight, Laura Schantz, Dorothy Burpee, Anita Brishin, Edna Silcock, Betty Allerding, LaVonda Anderson, Marian Moe, Georgia Will, Beverly Ashdon, Joyce Otis, Barbara Young, Irene Springer. Fourth row: Maisell Kidder, Lavonne Slocum, Eloise Byers, Julie Sheldon, Anne Goodyear, Arloa Kidder, Jean Cain, Marjorie Urich, Betty Matthews, Beverly Bradford, Betty Rogers, Doreen Williams, Elsie Tobias, Dolores Shriver, Margaret Gillons, Mildred Babcock. F Wh row: Virginia Demaray, Roberta Oaster, Doris Craven, Gloria Hart, Barbara Castelein, Beverly Myers, Dorothy Hummel, Marietta Faul, Sally Goodyear, Joann Ducker, Cathleen Proefrock, Marvel Coleman, Neva Brogan, Marieta Campbell, Arlene Beadle, Evelyn Norton, Shirley Heath, Anna Swartz. Absenl from picture: Mary Lockwood, Margaret McKelvey, June Manni, ORCHIDS TO UNDERCLASSMEN Finding it impossible to present orchids to underclassmen because of present conditions, we must be content with obtaining what we may. Fewer flowers of all kinds are in existence this year, for so many gardens have been converted into Victory vegetable gardens. We found it necessary to go into our own wilds in search of spring flowers. Being a time for all-out patriotism, we decided that bouquets of red, white, and blue would be in order. The blue and white were easily recognized by white dotted on a blanket of blue as in the flag. Upon examining the phenomenon more closely, they proved to be boys and girls against deep velvet blue violets. We felt well pleased with our success so far. However, no one could direct our searching party to the source of the missing red. Finally, only by accident, we chanced upon a bed of delicate red lilies. They were of rare beauty and blended well with our bouquet. Our searching ended, we returned home. May they symbolize our aim of Victory and ever- lasting freedom. To the following who have proved to be outstanding in some of the little things which make strong American youths, may we present our flowers: T0 Frederick McDonald Harold Townsend Helen Carl Betty Cortright Ellyn Beystrum Jennett, Doxey Bonnie Brandstetter Morris Hill Ella Fisher Beatrice Bush Maxine Cooper Milo Coldren Charleen Cappon Sally Goodyear Gretchen Vandervoort Patty Tyler Bob Stowell Esther Ragla Merilyn Zuttermeister F011 Active participation in curricular activities Country boy's ability to play basketball Activity in dramatics. Ability to play the piano Poise. Good sportsmanship. Scholastic standing. Activity in F.S.C. discussions Dependability on Girls League Board All-around efficiency. Cheerleading interest and ability Constructive leadership. Unfailing courtesy. Friendly smile. Consideration of others. Sense of humor. Consistent help in managing sports Attention to business. Hard work. Joan VanGeison Friendliness. Audra Endsley Art work. Patty Shurlow Helpfulness. George Brown Presidency of the Knitting Club. Dick Rasey Cooperation. Bay Martin Consistent interest in football. Marjorie Stanley Outstanding work on the Junior Bed Cross V afghans. Philip Frandsen Thomas Dolan A dependable trio Richard Foster All our underclassmen Improved attitude toward the war effort through the purchasing of bonds and stamps, conservation, and ,general interest in the achievement of Victory. Q0 VV 1 ,n Q K Q 1 15,3 A ' 9 U W 0 BASKETBALL First row: Mr. Brozak, first team coach, Keeler 66, Ottosen 50, Lane 44, Kenyon 33, Banash 77, Garrison 99, John Coleman 55, Mr. Goodell, second team coach. Second row: Bechtel, manager, Brown 00, M. Thomas 88, R. Thomas 60, Stamm 30, H. Fuller 40, Townsend 22, Gray 11, Hewitt, manager. Third row:Frandsen 12, P. Myers 2, L. Fuller 7, Grable 8, Benham 11, Foster 13, F. Bush 15, L. Keeler 3, Hill, manager. Fourth row: Kinney 5, Blough 16, James Coleman 4, Gies 10, Baymond Bennett 8, Cortright 10, Abbey 17, Manker 9, Long 14, Hinman 6. Absent from picture: O. Bush, Ayres. FOOTBALL First row: John Coleman 7, Ayers 14, R. Thomas 19, Ottosen 10, Garrison 1, Capt. Kelly 6, Stamm 12, Townsend 9, Myers 4, M. Thomas 11, Banash 17. Second row: Hewitt, manaber, Foster 21, Frandsen 8, Endsley 13, Payne 5, Martin 18, Lane 15, Basey 16, Beck 22, O'Donnell 3, Brown 2, Bechtel, manager. Third row: Mr. Brozak, assistant coach, Mr. Goodell, coach. Absent from picture: Wilcox, Goggins. FOOTBALL The Hastings football squad had a very successful season under the leadership of Coach Goodell and Captain Kelly. The Saxons scored 138 points against their oppon- ents 13 which speaks well for the Saxon line and proves that they were one of the best class B teams in the state. Lettermen back this season were: Kelly, Stamm, Garrison, Wilcox, Goggins, Banash, B. Thomas, M. Thomas, Ottosen, Myers and John Coleman. The first game of the season was against Lowell September 18 at the fairgrounds. Hastings' smashing attack brought them twice within a few feet of the goal line in the first half. A series of fumbles gave Lowell possession of the ball on the Hastings 30 yard line, and from there a long pass allowed them to score. The try for extra point was good. During the last quarter the Blue and Gold climaxed a 60 yard drive with a pass from Wilcox to Coleman for the touchdown. The Saxons outgained their opponents by CContinued on next page.J 72 yards. Tl1e encounter was also disheart- ening for they lost the services of Goggins who was injured during the game. Hastings journeyed to Greenville Septem- ber 25 weak from injuries, losing two of their prize backs. The Saxons drove down the field to Greenville's 1 foot line only to lose the ball on a fumble. Greenville then kicked out of danger. Both teams showed strong defensive play, so that neither team's offense would work. The game ended i11 a scoreless tie. October 2 the powerful Hastings machine overpowered Marshall by a 19-0 count, Wilcox doing the scoring. The Saxons' line held the supposedly strong Marshall eleven scoreless. In the only afternoon game of the season, the undefeated record of the Zeeland Chicks was shattered by a 12-0 victory for the Saxons October 9. Hastings started the game off with a dazzling drive to the Zeeland 13 yard line where a pass, Banash to Coleman, scored the first touchdown. The extra point attempt failed. Early in the second period, after another long drive, Wilcox went over for the second marker. Again the try for extra point failed. This ended the scoring for both teams. Throughout the whole game there were no penalties called on either team which, to our knowledge, no Hastings team ever had to its credit. The following week Hastings defeated our traditional rival Charlotte, on a muddy field 14-0. Charlotte, although on the tail end of the score, was no soft touch. On the run back of the kick-off, Matthews carried the ball to Hastings 10 yard line, but the Saxons' forward wall held. Hastings then drove down the field to score. The second touch- down was made during the third quarter after sweeping runs by Banash and Myers and line plunges by M. Thomas. Wilcox took the ball over from the Oriole 2 yard stripe. Hastings played Allegan at the fairgrounds on October 23. Eight plays after the kickoff, Hastings scored. At the half they were ahead 38-0: in the third quarter they scored but one touchdown, but in the last they scored four more. The final score read 69-0. On October 30 Hastings went to Ionia where the field was in terrible condition. The mud and lonia's eight-man line all but stopped Hastings' offense. loniais touch- down was the result of a blocked punt deep in Saxon territory. Two quick passes brought them within 2 ft. of the goal line from where they carried it over. They did not make the extra point. In the third quarter Hastings scored with a pass from Banash to Coleman. Under ordinary conditions the game would have been an entirely different story. The final score was 6-6. .The last and most important game of the season was on November 6 with Belding, the West Central League co-championship being at stake. It was also the last time that a lot of the boys ever played ball for Hastings. On the third offensive play, a 45 yard pass from Banash to Kelly was responsible for the first touchdown. ln the last quarter Wilcox smashed over from the 3 yard line making the final score 14-0. At the close of the season, the team selected Dick Thomas as the captain of the ,44 squad and also as the best blocker. Wilcox was chosen as the team's most valuable player. BASKETBALL When Coach Joseph Brozak, new cage mentor, issued the call for first practice, he was greeted by seven lettermen including Captain Kenyon, Garrison, Banash, Lane, Stamm, Dean Keeler, and O. Bush. Along with these were eight promising reserves: John Coleman, M. and D.Thomas, Townsend, Ayres, Ottosen, Brown, and H. Fuller. The first game was played against the Saxons' ancient rivals, Allegan, on November 27. The Saxons presented a new type of lightning offense not seen in this part of the state before. The results proved very favor- able for the Saxons as the final count showed Hastings holding down the long end of a 61- 29 score. Banash was the big gun on offense clicking for 17 points, while Captain Kenyon proved to be a defensive demon. On December 4 the Saxons journeyed to Lowell to search for new worlds to conquer. They promptly found them and conquered the Maroons by the score of 71-30. Lane and Banash scored 19 and 12 points respec- tively. Kenyon and Garrison starred on defense. The following week the Saxons took on their first league opponent which was Ionia. This was a rough game, but the Saxons proved to be the superior team and defeated the Bulldogs by a 46-20 count. Banash connected for 16 points as Capt. Kenyonis floor game excelled. In the Saxons' second league encounter, they tangled with Belding. This game was billed as a crucial affair, but the Saxons proved too powerful in downing the Redskins by a 48-31 count. Banash and Lane again countered 19 and 12 respectively. Kenyon and Garrison played their usual tight defensive game. CContinued on next page.l On January 8 the Saxons played a return engagement with lonia. They were met with more or less ucommando tactics," as lonia tried desperately to conquer the unde- feated. Their efforts were in vain as the Saxons played good steady basketball en- abling them to snatch a 54-19 decision. Lane led the scorers with 24. The following evening Hastings entertained their county cousins, Middleville. Middle- ville then humbly bowed to the undefeated Saxons by the overwhelming margin of 68- 31. Banash scored 22 points followed by Lane with 21. On January 15 the Saxons journeyed to Allegan repeating their previous decision by romping over the Tigers 68-35. This game was featured by the sharp-shooting of Banash, who tallied 37 points. On Friday, January 22 the Saxons took another notch in their belt and added another league victory by defeating Greenville 4-5-28. Banash led the offensive with 18 points. On Saturday, January 30 the Saxons played and defeated the highly touted Lakeview Spartans by the score of 33-23. Good de- fensive work by Kenyon and Garrison bogged down the Spartan 'ihot shots." Lane scored 15 for the winners. February 5 the Saxons tangled with their keenist rivals, the Orioles, at Charlotte. The Saxons' smooth-clicking offense was slowed CContinued on next page.D BASEBALL F irst row: Clinton, Gaskill, Capt. Dean Keeler, Endsley, Keith Pufpaff, Drake, Goggins, Sponseller, Berry, Foster, O. Earl. Second row: Bechtel, Kinney, W. Christy, Ironside, Grable, L. Earl, Moody, Thompson, Schantz, F. Bush, Bohrbacher, Coach Brozak. Alnsenl from piclure: Lane. TRACK AND CROSS COUNTRY First row: Coach Goodell. Bolton, Martin, Hill. Banash, R. Tompkins, Ottosen. Scott, Haynes, L. Fuller, M. Thomas, Townsend, R. Thomas. Dolan. Second row: Wilson, Boomer, Fisher, O. Tompkins, Frandsen, P. Myers, Benedict, R. Fuller, Wheeler, Adcock, Birdsall, L. Taggart, Gray, Healy, Bridleman, Stebbins. J. McKeough, Newton, Gies, Dean, Trethric, Stowell, B. Myers. Absenlfrom picture: Dean Keeler, H. Fuller. somewhat, but they managed to salvage a 41- 36 decision. Banash led his team in score- ing with 17. The following evening the Saxons encoun- tered Woodland. When the final tallies were made, it showed that the Saxons had trampled Woodland by a 52-30 count. Lane and Banash counted 18 and 17 points respectively. In another league game played on Feb- ruary 12 against Greenville, tl1e Saxons once more proved too aggressive for their oppon- ents and took a 54-28 decision. Banash and Lane led the victors with 21 and 20 points. In the final league game of the season played on February 19, the Saxons were opposed by Belding. Hastings was trying to keep her slate clean by copping this title game. The game moved along on even terms until the final canto when the Saxons completely pulled away, and the final score read Hastings 49, Belding 32. Banash led the point getters with 16. On February 26 with a victory string of 13 games, the Saxons were knocked from the undefeated ranks by Charlotte by the score of 53-40. Hastings led for three quarters but dropped before a Charlotte onslaught in the final canto. Banash and Ottosen both scored 10 points for the Saxons. After a lay-off of a week, the Saxons were ready to make their bid for the area champ- ionship at Charlotte. On Friday, March 12, they drew the Eaton Rapids Club and de- feated them by a score of 48-35. Banash again led tl1e scorers by getting 16, while Kenyon played well on defense and got 9. The following night the Saxons were out to avenge their only defeat of the season when they met Charlotte in the finals. This time it was an altogether different story as the Saxons, smooth clock-like ball handling and sharp-shooting offense spelled defeat for Charlotte. Banash connected for 16 points, while Keeler was the spark plug of the team as well as scoring 12 points. This final game lowered the curtain on what was the most successful season in Saxon history. The Saxons not only won 15 out of 16 games but also won the West Central League and the district titles. They scored a total of 826 points for a11 average of 51.6 per game. Banash set a new school scoring record by ringing up 264 points in 16 games. These are accomplishments that should challenge any future team. 61-29 Allegan Nov. 25 71-30 Lowell Dec. 4 46-20 Ionia Dec. 11 48-31 Belding Dec. 18 54-19 Ionia J an 68-31 Middleville J an 68-35 Allegan .lan 45-28 Greenville J an 33-23 Lakeview B. C. Jan 41-36 Charlotte Feb 52-30 Woodland Feb 54-28 Greenville Feb 49-32 Belding Feb 40-53 Charlotte Feb 48-35 Eaton Rapids Mar 46-28 Charlotte Mar The Hastings reserve squad under the new coaching of Mr. Fred Goodell enjoyed a successful season also. Although they did not play 14 games as in the past, they man- aged to pile up a record of 7 won and 2 lost. Tl1e team was composed of Paul Myers, Larry Fuller, Frank Bush, Dick Foster, Dick Grable, and Philip Frandsen. Myers and Fuller led the seasonal scoring with 89 and 83 points. BASEBALL Approximately sixty fellows 'reported for baseball practice the first day they were called out, all eager to win a position on the 194 team. To pick a team to uphold the record set by previous teams proved a hard task. Hastings baseball teams have lost but one league game since the 1939 season and have held the West Central League champ- ionship for the past five years. This year's baseball team, as a squad, has more experience than the last year's team. There are four lettermen reporting. Dean Keeler, last year's pitcher and left fielder, Ken Lane, as short stop, Bob Endsley, re- suming his position on first base, and Francis Goggins as center field. Dale Sponseller, Otis Earl, Bob Gaskill, and Don Drake, who were substitutes on last yearis team, made good material to re- place some of the vacancies left by Captain Cruttenden, catcher, Pierce, pitcher, Smith, third base, Manker, second base, and Hill, right field. The 1942 scores are as follows: April 20- Hastings 5, Middleville 1 , April 28- Hastings 5, Freeport 2, May 1- Hastings 8, Belding 7, May 5- Hastings 2, Ionia 1, May 8- Hastings 7, Greenville 1, May 22- Hastings 0, Belding 2, and May 26- Hastings 6, Ionia 1. April 16 the season opened with the Saxons getting off to a good start by winning their first game from the Freeport nine at Freeport by a score of 14-1. The starting line-up included: Captain Keeler, pitcher, Barry, catcher, Endsley, first base, Gaskill, second base, Lane, short stop, Drake, third base, CContinued on next pagej CHEERLEADERS Firsl row: M. Cooper, Mulder. Second row: G. Walton, Coldren. Third row: Pantazis, D. Williams, V. Myers. Sponseller, left field, Goggins, center field, and Pufpaff, right field. Captain Keeler held the Freeport nine to two hits, while Ken Lane led the attack with four out of five. This year's games are as follows: April 30, Belding, there, May 4, Delton, here, May 7, Freeport, here, May 14, Greenville, there, May 18, Delton, there, May 21, Ionia, here. TRACK This year, due to war restrictions, the track schedule was shortened somewhat, making the fellows who participated work harder for their letters. At this time track should be stressed more than ever because it contributes to the boys, physical fitness. The 1942 season was good in some respects and poor in others. The season started with Battle Creek when Hastings lost 69 to 35, but stood out in some events. Firsts were won by Capt. Wagner in the 100 yard dash 1013, also the 200 low hurdles 2334, Lord in the 880 yard run. Kenyon, Kelly, Scott and Townsend also placed. The next meet was with Charlotte when Hastings won by the score of 55.5 to 48.5. Firsts were won by Wagner in the 100 and 200 low hurdles, by Lord in the half-mile and a tie in the pole vault, by Kelly in the 440 yard run, and by the relay team. Garlinghouse and Matthews were high point men for Charlotte. Hastings next met Allegan on May 5 and fell before the squad of veterans by the score of 56 to 48. Firsts were won by Wagner, Kenyon, Lord, and the relay team, composed of Haynes, Kelly, Townsend, and Wagner, time 1:39.7. Other places were won by Bolton, Haynes, Byers and Kelly. Hastings' next track meet was a three-way meet, the West Central League. The teams competing were Hastings, Belding and Green- ville. Belding won by the score of 57 points to Hastings, and Greenvillels 36V2 a piece. Firsts for Hastings were taken by Wagner, Lord, and the 880 yard relay team. Two new records were set, one in the mile run and one in the running high jump. The Hastings freshmen won the freshman meet 38 to Greenville's 31 and Belding's 4. A new record was also set in the high jump. The next meet was the regionals, held at Grand Rapids where Kenyon, Kelly, Wagner and Lord all qualified for the state meet that was held in Lansing. Kenyon did not participate in that meet, but Kelly, Lord and Wagner did, with Wagner taking first in the 200 low hurdles and third in the 100 yard dash. Kelly also made a good showing. The Hastings track squad wasn't the best in the state or anything of the sort, they didn't break any records or do anything out- standing, but they were a real team of fellows giving their all at all times out there on the field. It's a team's spirit that makes a team great, and thatls what Hastings had. The Captain, .lack Wagner, deserves a lot of credit for a great performance as a star track man and as a star leader too. The lettermen who were back for the 1943 season were as follows: Harold Townsend, Marvin Haynes, Ray Tompkins, Ray Kenyon, Louis Myers. Although the schedule hadn't been com- pletely made up, it was as follows: Battle Creek Central, April 22, Charlotte, April 28, Kalamazoo State High, May 4, West Central League and regionals at Kalamazoo. Although they didn't have many lettermen back, Hastings had a willing team of fellows, and, at least, that was a start. CROSS COUNTRY Only one meet was held this year, and that was the regional at Kalamazoo. Dean Keeler finished third to lead the locals. Boys out for cross country were Capt. Dean Keeler, only returning letter winner, Orville Tompkins, Stanley Bridleman, .lack Mc- Keough and Harold Fuller. Dean Keeler was the only one to receive a letter, and Harold Fuller was elected captain for the coming season. All the boys out for cross country are out for the mile in track with the exception of Keeler who is the baseball captain. GIRLS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION The G. A. A. was composed of girls who wished to compete in sports after school. They started out this year by dividing into class groups and electing their leaders. Mary Ketcham was elected general manager. Class managers were: seniors, Shirley Kingsbury, juniors, Sue Smith, sophomores, Patricia Fewlessg freshmen, Mary Lockwood. They started their activities by playing soccer, and it being a new game to most of them, they did not get along very well. Basketball was their favorite, and they put much more enthusiasm in their playing. The results of the tournament were: Won Lost Tie Seniors 5 0 1 Juniors 4 2 0 Sophomores 2 4 0 Freshmen 0 5 1 The girls having the highest number of points were: J ennett Doxey, first place, Mary Ketcham and .Iean Loppenthien tied for second placeg Sally Goodyear, third place, and Doris Lockwood, fourth place. At the close of the basketball tournament, the freshmen, being the losing team, gave a party for all members of the G. A. A. Besides participating in the meetings after school, those who wished to earn awards had to complete twelve hours in each of four outside sports. These sports, of the girls' own choosing, included golf, tennis, ping pong, shuffleboard, hiking, bowling, bicycling, horseback riding, and and ice skating. In the past a girl could earn a letter by participating but one year in girls' sports, but under the present rules set up by the organization, she has to complete all of the requirements for two years before receiving a letter. In this way fewer girls win letters, but they carry with them much more meaning. There is also a minor first-year award and a third-year award. However, the main purpose of the organization is not to provide an opportunity for girls to win awards, but to provide wholesome competition and to encourage healthful participation in sports activities after school hours. GIRLS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION First row: Miss vanWestrenen, adviser, Bump, Kingsbury, Baldwin, Shannon, Struble, Loppenthien, Brown, Ketcham Second row: B. Tietz, Snyder, Cortright, Fewless, Boekeloo, D. VanH0rn, Benedict, Foster, M. Will, Doxey, Stanley. Third row: M. Cole, S. Smith, Dimond, D. Lockwood, Zuttermeister, Sigler, Woolston, D. Oler, Dorothy Roberts, Link, Ransom, F. French, D. Beystrum. Fourth row: Maus, Ducker, G. Will, Faul, S. Goodyear, J. Moore, Wedel, A. Goodyear, Sheldon, Beulah Myers, Hummel, Castelein, M. Lockwood. Absenl from piclure: Dean, Delphine Roberts, Williams, Beverly Myers, E. VanHorn, M. Kingsbury. CHOIR B. Schantz. occompanisl, Mr. Lower, direclor. First row: Dean, J. Frey. Marble, Chamberlain. Second row: Cook Shannon, Brower, G. Pease. Bridleman, Clark, Wilkes. Haavind, Mans, Cole, Jarman, P. Newton. Third row: Dryer Loraine Sehantz, Stanley, M. Norton, H. Babcock, J. Walton, Bennett, Malcolm, Dean Keeler, Ketcham, Lancaster Chandler, M. L. Boyes. Absent from piclure: Hill. BOYS GLEE CLUB M. E. Boyes. aceompanisi, Mr. Lower, direclor. Firsi row: K. Carpenter, Engle, Frantz, Walters, L. Keeler, Freeman McCarty, W. Christie, Hoffman. Second row: Haight, E. Howell, Beaser, Healy, Bross, Dean Keeler, K. Pufpaff Adcock, Martz, Haynes, DePriester, Clinton, Wierenga. Absent from piclure: Allen. GIRLS GLEE CLUB Hampton, pianisi, Miss Page. director. Firsl row: Robinson, E. Campbell, Burr, D. Cain, McLaury, B. VanNoeker G. VanderVoort, K. VanderVoort, VVcbb. B. Cooper. Pantazis, Harrington, Yarger, Morrow. Second row: Brown J. Trainor, l. Rogers, B. Young, Barger, Beulah Myers, J. Newton, Thompson, Ducker, B. Bradford, Sherbinske Third row: M. E. Boyes, Proefroek, Spillane, Marble, G. Will, Hummel, Edmonds, V. Kelly, Heath, K. Trainor Maus, Loppenthien. Absenl from picture: Clouse, Garlinger, Hale, Hurless. s v a v s VOCAL MUSIC The choir, boys glee club, girls glee club, and chorus were active this year in class work and in fulfilling engagements before the public. The four music groups contributed time and effort to help make the fall Victory Sing a success. They sang service, World War 1, and other patriotic songs. The choir and girls glee club each sang a group of selections. Mr. Kim Sigler gave a short talk entitled "Streamlined America." No admission was charged, but each person attending was asked to buy a twenty-five centWar Stamp. One hundred and seventy-eight dollars worth of War Stamps were sold. Miss Page and Mr. Lower were directors. Bernadene Schantz and Willo Hampton accompanied. A Bond Auction was sponsored by the businessmen April 2, with the same music groups pro- viding the program. The choir, under the direction of Mr. Lower, had a very successful year. It appeared before the Rotary Club and assemblies, accompanied by Bernadene Schantz. The high school choir, Presbyterian choir, and alumni combined to present the Easter cantata, i'The Seven Last Words,',by Dubois. Soloists were: Mrs. Arthur Lower, sopranog Mr. Robert Wing, baritone, Mr. Wesley Burrell, tenor, Mr. Arthur Lower conducted. Some of the choir members went to Kalamazoo to participate in the May Festival of south- western Michigan. The massed choirs were directed by Noble Cain. The girls sextette from the choir filled several engagements. The members were: Marjorie Norton, Marjorie Stanley, Ruth Marble, Mary Ketcham, Marjorie L. Boyes, Martha Maus, and Bernadene Schantz, accompanist. The boys glee club and chorus have improved their vocal skills and have a better understanding of the fundamentals of music. These groups, as well as the choir, had regular times for hearing the recordings of many fine compositions. These periods were accompanied by a study of a few high lights of musical history. They have worked out a well-rounded repertoire. Marjorie E. Boyes was their accompanist the first semester and Elizabeth Cortright, the second semester. Marie Nash was the accompanist for the chorus. The girls glee club, under the direction of Miss Page, completed another year of musical progress. They sang at various programs at the Methodist Church, the Womenfs Club, and the Presby- terian Ladies Aid. The club sang at the annual Spring Concert. Willo Hampton was the accompanist for this group. All of the music groups sang at the baccalaureate service and commencement program. ORCHESTRA Left to right: Carl, Cappon, V. Kelly, R. Howell, Mr. Hine, director, E. Howell, Gaskill, Lawrence, M. Will, Marshall, Wellman, Preston, Buholtz, Ottosen. BAND First row: G. Anderson, Coldren, D. Murphy, G. Walton, R. Tompkins, Bolton, Wellman. Second row: Brady, A. Beadle, Christiansen, Freeman, Ostroth, R. Beadle, Benham, Preston, Buholtz, Ironside, Sohantz, E. Haight. Third row: Towne, Friddle, Delnaay, Christie, Birdsall, Ottosen, F. Bush, D. Davey, Henry, Mr. Hine, director, M. Hendershot, TenEyck, N. Davey. JOURNALISDI First row: Miss McElwain, adviser, Elston, Nash, Fruin, Williams, Haynes. Second row: M. Matthews, Jarrard, Hawblitz, Hildebrandt, M. Norton, Thomas, P. Bump, B. Murphy. Third row: Frey, Wheating, Ketcham, M. L. Boyes, Swift, Dean Keeler, Swanson, D. Clark. Fourth row: Slocum, Payne, Goggins, Lane, Yarger. Absent from picture: Baldwin, V. Kelly, W. Lancaster, Doster. w SENIOR PLAY Mr. Schilling, director, Shannon, Beadle, assistant director, Fruin, Hildebrandt, Carl, Chandler, Brady, Chamberlain, Keith Pufpaff, Malcolm, Roger Bennett, Maxson, Howell, Frey, Clark. JUNIOR PLAY First row: Cadwallader, Garlinger, Pursell, Chandler, Carl, Walters, Shannon, Fruin, Williams, Frey, assistant director, Lord. Second row: Hildebrandt, Huckendubler, V. Norton, Maxson, Malcolm, Rasey, Falconer, O. Earl. F. Bush, Haynes, Mr. Schilling, director. SPEECH Chandler, Foster, Loraine Schantz, Johnson, Cortright, Mr. Schilling, coach. INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC The Hastings High School band and orchestra have had a very successful year under the direction of Mr. Lewis Hine. The band was present at one basketball game and three football games, adding to the colorful atmosphere of the games with the stunning blue and gold uniforms and martial music. They also played at several pep meetings. The band played for a Bond Rally and for a Bond Concert. They played too for the retailers of Hastings several times and at the baccalaureate and commencement exercises. The orchestra did equally well. lt played for school plays and some P. T. A. meetings. It also played for the Rotary Club, Commer- cial Club, and at the Masonic Temple. This covers the horn and fiddle end of the musical activities, and We, the departing seniors, hope the music departments stay on the upbeat for all the years to come. JOURNALISH Changes are being made every day, and the journalism class is no exception. The season's first issue of the F ortnight turned out to be six pages instead of the usual four. Upon returning from their advertising beats, the students discovered that they had obtained too much advertising for four pages. Consequently they found it ne- cessary to venture forth again for enough advertising for a six-page issue. lt was a big undertaking for an inexperienced group However, it turned out very successfully. The first semester class chose the color scheme and theme for the Doomsday Book and arranged the picture schedule. Near the close of the semester the Fort- night underwent a drastic change from the commercially printed copy to a mimeograph- ed issue. The result proved not too satis- factory for it cheapened the appearance of the paper, besides making advertising copy practically impossible. After two issues the "liberals" decided that they preferred the regular printed type, so once again it resumed its familiar form. The second semester class was small and strictly feminine, due to the fact that the radio class lured the prospective male journalists away. They found the publica- tion of the paper increasingly difficult for the preparation of the Doomsday Book required most of their time. SENIOR PLAY The senior play, "The Clutching Claw," was full of spice and mystery. It was a three-act play by Ralph Kettering. The cast was chosen, and rehearsals were under way about six weeks before the exciting night. Mr. Schilling, who has taken over the dramatics department this year, directed the play, with Richard Beadle as assistant. The students of the dramatics class, under the direction of Mr. Schilling, erected the sets. The setting was one interior, the living room of John Thorntonis mansion. The play was centered around John Thornton CK. Bradyj a rich businessman who was mysteriously strangled to death. At the end they found that no one they had suspected had had anything to do with the murder. Others in the cast were D. Cham- berlain, E. Howell, H. Carl, J. Frey, G. Hildebrandt, J. Malcolm, Keith Pufpaff, D. Clark, R. Bennett, P. Chandler, B. Shannon, F. Fruin and J. Maxson. SPEECH The preliminary speech contest was held at the Central auditorium on March 17. The speakers were: Aben Johnson, who presented the declamation, "Call to Arms" by Patrick Henry, Loraine Schantz, "We in England Have Made Mistakes" by Patricia Strauss, and Elizabeth Cortright, "The Instrument of Leadership" by William Lunden. Ernest Granfors was also scheduled to give the declamation "Instrument of Leadershipf, but he moved away before he could compete in the preliminaries. The judges were Miss Rowe, Mr. Reinhardt, and Mr. Schilling. Aben Johnson won first place, Loraine Schantz, second place, and Elizabeth Cortright, third in the school contest. The district contest was held at Central auditorium, April 15. The three schools which participated were Marshall, Albion, and Hastings. Those who competed from Hastings were: Aben Johnson and Loraine Schantz, oratorical declamationsg Gail Foster extemporeg and Pauline Chandler, dramatic declamation. Loraine Schantz was awarded first place, and Aben Johnson, third. Judges were Miss Ruth Noble, Mrs. Ethel West, and Mr. Wallace Garneau of Kalamazoo. THE JUNIOR PLAY A rollicking comedy fantasy entitled "Heaven Can Wait" by Harry Segall was presented by the junior class in Central auditorium March 26. The story was based on the predicaments that Joe Pendleton, aviator and prize fighter got into when he was taken to heaven by mistake before he died. His body was crematedg and in order for him to return to earth, Mr. Jordan, roll taker in heaven, had to find him another. Joe was fussy about the kind of body he was to occupy but finally settled for Mr. Farnsworth's in order to help pretty Bette Logan to outwit Mr. Farnsworth's scheming wife, Julia, and his secretary, Tony Abbott. When Mr. Farns- worth got to heaven, he refused to allow Joe to occupy his body, so Mr. Jordan was forced to find another. In the meantime, Joe fell in love with Bette and was afraid to change bodies again for fear of losing her. He finally agreed to accept K. O. Murdock's body in order to finish a fight for him. He met Bette all over again, and they resumed their friendship where they had left off. Joe Pendleton's many antics amazed his pro- moter, Max Levene, and left everyone with the general feeling that he was not quite sane. Well, look what we have here! The same old scramble page, but with a few new faces. Say, isn't that Bill Kelly with Mary? Gee, he looks funny. Of course, Mary looks rather funny herself in that picture with Senta. Oh yes, there are Willo Hampton, La Rae Dean, and Betty Cooper. I wonder what is attract- ing Willo's attention? It couldnit he Jake, or could itil There are Joyce Frey, Ginny Wheating, and Lizzy Doster. I wonder how they got their pictures on this page. V Thatis a swell picture of Marge Stanley, I'd say, and there are Morris Hill, .lack Maxson, Dean Keeler, Lawrence Fuller, and lots of others. Well, it's time I was signing off, so why don't you see if you canit unscramble the names that I haven't already done for you? QBy the way, they tell me Harold Townsendis picture is here somewhere, but I can't find it. Can you9j SCHOOL SONG Boost for our high school, the best in the landg Cheer for old Hastings, triumphant it will standg Loyal and true, with main and with might, O'er all victorious, We'll Win in the fight! Loud raise your voices for old Hastings High, Sing to her i praises, her banner raise on high, We'll honor and cherish her glories and fame, And all stand united her mem'ry to acclaim. SCHOOL YELLS Blue and Gold Blue and gold, fight, fight! Blue and gold, fight, fight! Who fight? We fight! Blue and gold, fight, fight! Yeah Team! Team Locomotive T-e-a-m, fight! Fight! Fight!:Fig T-e-a-m, fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! T-e-a-m, fight! Fight! Fight! Fig T-e-a-m, fight! Yeah, Hastings! Yeah 7c,,,,, ,,,c,,, A , team Yeah ,,,,c7,,,c,,,,,,,,, Hastings, Yeah c7,,c,,,,, to team Yeahw, ,,,,,,, ,,,,,, , High, Yeah 777,c,,,,c,,,, ,77c, t eam Yeah! Yeah! Hastings High. Fight! Fight! Fight! Saxon Locomotive S-a-X-o-n-s Qslowj S-a-x-o-n-s Cmediumi S-a-X-o-n-s Cfastj Hastings Lo co motive H-a-s-t-i-n-g-s Cslowj H-a-s-t-i-n-g-s Qmediumj H-a-s-t-i-n-g-s Cfastj Bah! Bah! Come on, Team, Fight H-A Locomotive Come on team, fight! H-a-H-a-H-a-s-t-s-t-s-t- Come on team, fight! s-t-i-n-i-n-i-ngi-n-g-s- Come on, team! H-a-s-t-i-n-g-s! Bah! Come on team! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight Locomotive Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Hastings High, Hastings High. Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Hastings High, Hastings High. Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Hastings High, Hastings High, P? E3 13 WZ? ga fo K . - teas L I Q M 'afigifilfi 1 ' -' ' W! QQ' GIRLS USHER CLUB Shannon, Doyle, Ritzman, Stauffer, Miss Rowe, adviser. Tfiird row: S. Kingsbury, Doxey, Bush, Hampton, Garlinger, Ella Fisher, Boekeloo, Fewless, Cortright, D. Lockwood, Hildebrandt, Foster, P. Bump. Absent from picture: E. VanHorn, Chandler, Tyler, M. Coleman. GIRL RESERVES Chandler, presiding. Sealed: Keteham, Foster, P. Bump, Stanley, Furrow, Shannon, Brower, Lundberg, Brown, Woodmansee. Standing: Mrs. Ruehl adviser, B. Cooper, M. Cooper. Zuttermeister, Finnie, Burkholder, F. French, Ella Fisher. Endsley, Brandstetter, Campbell, Thompson, Loppenthien. Frey, Dean. Absent from picture: M. E. Boyes, Doster, Delphine Roberts, Marble, Hampton. llI-Y Kenyon, presiding. First row: J. Walton, Tinker, Bridleman, Beck, Wlaters, Hill, Mr. Damson, adviser. Second row: Bross, Gaskill, Swanson, John Coleman, M. Thomas, Miller, Rasey, Ottosen, Lane. Third row: Dean Keeler, H. Fuller, R. Thomas, Stamm, W. Kelly, Garrison, Townsend, VVilcox. Absentlfrom pictureq L. Myers. CX X :'- Qi 5 ss. if Hz ' f A X ' 451 FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA First row: C. Fuller, Engle, Shilton, Rohrbacher, Golden, McCarty, H. Pranshka, Dryer, D. Tobias, Newton. Second row: Berry, Mcllvain, Babcock, Karl Pufpaff, Preston, Kennedy, Todd, Weeks, Laubaugh, Schantz, Hathaway. Third row: Hoffman, Casey, Mr. Knopf, advisfr, Haywood, Wheeler, Bechtel, Hammond, Gaskill, O. Earl. Fourth row: Friddle, Ritchie, R. Pranshka, L. Earl, Frey, Hallock, Clinton, Keith Pufpaff, Endsley, Cheeseman, Rose, Moody, Miller, Drake. Absent from picture: R. Fuller, F. Healy. First row: Endsley, Rogers, D. Beystrum, Loraine Sohantz, Bachelder, Ketcharn, Faul, S. Goodyear, M. Lockwood, Baldwin. Second row: D. VanHorn, Moore, D. Oler, Brower, Sigler, Zuttermeister, Bradford, ENIBROIDEIIY CLUB Firsirow:Pursell Hall B Cooper Salton Vandlen Ferris Fls1eTob1as Burpee Cooley Freese Second row:Stanley Chandler Mrs Buehl adviser Laura Schantl V Norton Mel aury Beach Brogan, Mulder, Dean Woodmansee Frey Abseni from picture lVlcKelx ev Dorothy Williams Doster, Fruin, Austin Ball A Vhlliams TenFyck Guthrie ..,--Q. 3.2313 ,- -. 54 sax wa s is-1 ll T1 lil sl AERONAUTICAL CLLB First row: Eaton. Second row: J. McKeough, Campbell, Richards. Third row: Birdsall, Gibson, Wait, Stebbins. Fourih row: Koeplinger, W. VVierenga, H. Maurer. Il. Andrus. Fiflh row: Smith, Yarger, lichtinaw, Slocum, Moses. Absent from picture: Munn, Conklin, H. Babcock, Carney, POETRY CLUB Firsl row: Mr. Schilling, adviser. Bennett, F ester, Zutterrneister, Cortright, E. French, Benedict, Barger, Gross. Absenl from picfure: V. Tielz FILM CLUB How one: Burkholder, D. Davey, D. Clark, Haavind, Cadwallador, Dick, Carl, M. VVill. Row one A: C. Christie, R. Shellington, Knickerbocker, J. Clark, M. Gillons. How Iwo: Kelly, Kidder, Urich, Dolan, Barger, A Hallock, McClelland. Row three: Swartz, A. Bellingham, Tolles, Ferris, Myers, Campbell, Morrow, N. Gillons, J. Keller. Row four: Baldwin, Hildebrandt, M. Kingsbury, Martz, B. Matthews, Sprague, Craven, B. Murphy. How five: F. French, L. Fuller. Brower, Buholtz, James Malcolm, Daniels. How six: Freeman, Ostroth. Row seven: C. Andrus, Mr. Hine, adviser. Absenl from picture: Haney, Morgan, YV. Cole, Richardson, Kidder. GIRLS USHER CLUB This year the Girls Usher Club had a membership of thirty-seven girls of high scholastic standing. The only activity of this club was ushering for the various school functions. At the first of the year the girls were instructed in the courtesies and duties of an usher by Miss Rowe, adviser. The head usher was Gail Foster. GIRL RESERVES The Girl Reserves has been a very busy club this year. Along with its other activities, it has collected stamps to be sent to Great Britain, made 140 squares for the Junior Bed Cross afghan, and organized into four groups: patriotic, religious, recreational, and educ- ational for programs. Gail Foster and Marjorie Stanley went to the district convention in Kalamazoo to learn new ideas for the coming year. The officers were: president, Pauline Chandler, vice-president, Senta Furrowg secretary, Marjorie Stanley g treasurer, Elizabeth Doster. The club adviser was Mrs. Buehl. HI-Y The Hi-Y is a high school organization sponsored by the Y.M.C.A., It maintains and creates through the school and community high standards of Christian character. Mr. Lynn Lewis, secretary of Y.M.C.A. showed great enthusiasm in working with the Hi-Y. The new members were informally initiated late in October and were formally initiated in January. William Kelly attended the state Hi-Y convention at Kalamazoo in December and brought an interesting report to the club. Thomas Waters and Joseph Beck spent a week at the Hi-Y camp at Torch Lake last summer. Morris Hill attended the National Convention at Oberlin, Ohio, in June. The officers for the year were: president, Raymond Kenyon g vice-president, Joseph Beckg secretary, Morris Hill, treasurer, Thomas Waters. Mr. Damson was club adviser. The Hi-Y sold football pencils in the fall and promoted the War Stamp sale by putting on a program the first of March. F. F. A. The Future Farmers of America in this school was organized by Mr. Knopf, who has been the sponsor since its beginning in 1936. The F. F. A. is a national organization of students interested in agriculture, its purpose being to make better American farmers. The F. F. A. has, besides its regular monthly club hour, noon dinner meetings and occasional night meetings for entertainment and recreation. Among the main activities of the club this year were a scrap drive last fall, when 200 dollars worth of scrap was collected, and the reforesting of a 60 acre tract of land near Yankee Springs. Because of the war Ag-HE was carried out on a much smaller scale which consisted of two shows, a corn show and a grain and potato show. Officers for the year were: president, Leroy Wheelerg vice-president, Robert Gaskillg secretary, Merle Hammond, treasurer, John Bechtel, reporter, Donald Haywood. EMBROIDERY CLUB The Embroidery Clubis purposes in sewing were many this year. They were taught how to do many new stitches which might be useful. Besides learning how to sew, the group learned how to work together. The officers were: president, Betty Cooper, vice-president, Dorothy Williams, secretary, Hazel Hallg treasurer, Dora Pursell. The adviser was Mrs. Ruehl. AERONAUTICAL CLUB The Hastings Aeronautical Club has for eight years been under the sponsorship of Mr. Garner. Originally the club met every Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 for the purpose of making model airplanes and keeping up with developments in the field of aviation. During the past three years this group has met during club hour and has not included the actual job of making models in that time. This year they have carried on a dual program meeting on Thursdays to build flying models and having discussion meetings during club hour. The club had eighteen members. James Moses was president the first semester and Herman Maurer the second. The other officers who served the whole year were: Harold Andrus, vice-president, Jack McKeough, secretaryg William Stebbins, treasurer. POETRY CLUB The purpose of the Poetry Club is to discuss poetry from all angles and gain a better under- standing of it. Gail Foster was the only one who dared to bring in and read some original copy. One of the club hours was spent reading poems which the members had chosen as their favorites. These were discussed pro and con. Mr. Schilling read many selections, a number of which the group as a whole had been un- familiar with up to that time. Different members were in charge of the program every club hour so that they might enter into a variety of activities. The officers were: president, Gail Fosterg vice-president, Merilyn Zuttermeisterg adviser, Mr. Schilling. FILM CLUB A new club was organized when Mr. Hine offered to sponsor the Film Club. There were about fifty members who met each month to see films, which ranged from comedies and sport pictures to war news. The films were selected by a committee which met with Mr. Hine. The following persons served as officers for the year: president, Donald Clarkg vice-pres- ident, Jean Burkholderg secretary, Florence Frenchg treasurer, Douglas Davey. BIBLE CLUB Seated: Gross, Bass, Shellington, Hale Miss Robson, adviser. Second row: K VanderVoort, Hook, Gibbs, Leonard Eunice Fisher, G. VanderVoort. Absent from picture: Gladys Oler DINNER CLUB Foreground: M. French. Seated: Miss McElwain, adviser, G. Keller, Shriver, Oaster, Snyder, Rogers, Mildred Smith, Spillane. Standing: Cotant, B. Coleman, P. Bump, Hawblitz, Dryer, W. Guy, Bagla, VanGeison, J. Trainor, Burr, Allerding, Yarger. Absent from picture Joyce Newton, Jean Lester. RADIO CLUB Dean, Swanson, Johnson, Mr. Jones, adviser, Gordon, Belson, WVilkes, Granfors, Packard, G. Walton. Absent from picture: Delnaay, Adeoek. TYPING CLUB First row: D. Murphy, Vandlen, Link, Hampton. Second row: Coldren, D. Beystrum, D. Oler, M. Ritzman, Sanborn. Third row: Baohelder,Haynes, Frandsen, H. Fuller. Fourth row: Mr. Burgess, adviser, Harry, Rowley. s 1 BIBLE CLUB The Bible Club was formed this year for the express purpose of including students who were interested in the study of the Bible. The plans for the year included Bible discussions, how the club could help in the war set-up today, and an Easter vesper service. It has had several interesting meetings, one having been a Bible question-box. Carolyn Shellington led the group as president, with Maylis Gibbs as secretary. Miss Robson was adviser. DINNER CLUB There were about twenty girls in the Dinner Club. The officers were as follows: Mary French, president, Ilene Rogers, vice-president, Elaine Cotant, secretary, and Doris Snyder, treasurer. Miss McElwain was adviser. Among the club activities was the making of seasonal centerpieces for the table. They also worked in groups planning for Valentine's Day and Lincolnis and Washington's birthdays. Each group brought menus, place cards, and recipes for refreshments that would be appropriate for these days. They also played a few suitable games. In general, the club learned how to plan menus and arrange centerpieces for different occasions and seasons. RADIO CLUB The boys in the Radio Club are learning the international code, studying the principles of condensers, delving into the mysteries of magnetic fields and static machines, and getting mixed up with the electronic theory. The officers are: president, Richard Swansong vice-president, George Walton, secretary- treasurer, Ernest Gordon. TYPING CLUB Mr. Burgess sponsored the Typing Club this year, giving opportunity to those who wished to learn to type without including it among th-eir enrolled subjects. No officers were elected. PING PONG CLUB The purpose underlying the organization of the Ping Pong Club was to give its members opportunity to improve their skill. This was the first year of the club's existence. Mr. Brozak agreed to be their sponsor, and the boys began at once to practice. They played their matches noons and club hours. Some outstanding players were : Jerry Wensloff, Jason Thompson, Miles Kelly, and Franklin Bush. The officers were: president, Arlo Van Houteng vice-president, William Bechtel, secretary-treasurer, Franklin Bush. MUSICAL VARIETY CLUB The purposeof the Musical Variety Club was to help the members appreciate and understand music more fully. Individual members took charge of the meetings and assumed responsibility for the planning of the programs which consisted of the following: Christmas carols, games on the fundamentals of music, records, romances in music, heros and heroines of music, and modern music. The club secured a technicolor movie of the National Music Camp at Interlochen entitled "A Symphony of Young American which was shown to the music classes. The club's officers were: president, Agnes Thompson, secretary-treasurer, Mary Ketcham. Mr. Lower was adviser. CONSERVATION CLUB The Conservation Club is composed of boys interested in tl1e out-of-doors and outdoor life. Their adviser is that prominent sports enthusiast, Mr. Gies. They made an intensive study of Michigan game laws and read many articles dealing with hunting, fishing, and conservation. During several club hours they saw films obtained from the Michigan Department of Conservation. Thomas Waters served the club as president, the vice-president was Robert Cook, the secretary, Robert Carpenter, and James Long was treasurer. HANDICRAFT CLUB The outstanding feature of the Handicraft Club was the weaving of an afghan for the Junior Red Cross on which the members spent the most of their time. The last part of the year they had a chance to make something for themselves in leather, such as billfolds and purses. The officers were: president, Ula Garlingerg vice-president, Patricia Shurlowg secretary, Barbara Pierce, treasurer, Jennett Doxey. The adviser was Miss Leiter. Eli I5 PING PON G Lefl lo rigid: J. Thompson, Sprague VanHouten, Rizor, Benedict, F. Bush Hendershot, L. Kinney. J. Wensloff, W. Bechtel, Mr. Brozak, adviser, M Kelly. Absent from piclurez Howell Steenbock. MUSICAL VARIETY Lefi to riglzi: Mr. Lower. direclor M. Norton, pianisf. Sealed: Thompson: Sigler, Finnie, B. Young, Pantazis Faul, G. VanNocker, Hart, Kelly, Keteham. Stauffer. VVoolston, Haight Slanding: Babcock, Ashdon, Slocum, Byers, M. Cox, Lancaster, Morgan. Jarman. CONSERVATION Firsi row: Cunningham. Lancaster, K. Carpenter. Abbey. B. Clark, Long, Hinman, Boomer. Second raw Shellington, R. Carpenter, Ayres, Casey, Stowell. Pleaser, McDonald. 0,Connor. Third row: Haight, Cook, Wierenga, Mr. Gies, adviser, Tcxter, Raymond Bennett, John Malcolm. Absenlfrom piclure: E. Lewis, Waters. Guy. WV 2. HANDICRAFT CLLB Seafedf Hon, Sheldon Dorothy Roberts Plerce Garllnger Kennedy Beadle Slandmq Dueker Christiansen, Doxey Brlstol Shurlow Miss lelter adviser Absenl from picture li, VanHorn 1 1 JUNIOR RED CROSS KNITTING CLUB Sealed: Moc, VVebb, Swift, Martin, Struhle, M. Coleman. Second row: E. Bump. Miss Rowe, adviser, O'Connor. Absenl from piclure: G. Brown, B. Bishop. HOME NURSING CLUB Sealed: J. Cain. Cook. N. Cole, Hart. Sfarzding: Miss Butler, adviser, Marabell Hallock, J. Bellingham, G. Pease, M. Cole, E. Pease, Magoon. Absent from pielure: Belson, McLeod. Delphine Roberts. Kidder. CIIESS AND CHECKER CLLB First row: Wilson, E. Melieough, Wcnsloff. J. VValton, Basey, Fruin, Bross, Gies. Martin, Bridleman, D. Thomas, Mr Reinhardt, adviser. ..,. Q4 -513132 TN. . L 11g BRIDGE CLUB Lqfl iable: M. Cooper. Cappon, Loraine Schantz, B. Foster. High! foreground fable: Fewless, S. Goodyear, D. Lockwood, D. VanHorn. Lefl back table: Mr. Taylor, adviser, M. Lockwood, J. Moore. High! table: Bradford, A. Goodyear, Boekcloo, Wedcl. Back lable: Seeber, B. Williams, J. Babcock, Nash. Absenl from picture: Tyler, Bogors. KNOW HASTINGS CLUB Firsl row: Mr. Damson, adviser, K. Tobias, N. Hook, Waters, Birdsall, 'M. Williams, B. Schultz, Teho. Second row: Helmer, B. Sr-hantz, M. Salton, Colvin, Mesecar. Brinker, K. Trainor, P. Newton, W. Endsley. Third row: Falconer. Bushong. Wolff. Silcoek, G. Will. Ransom, M. Moore, Beulah Meyers, D. Cain. Fourth, row: Garrett, Martz, Hammond, C. Proefroek, Doreen Williams, Gray, Guernsey, O. Tompkins, B. Taggart, Richardson. Absenf-from piclure: Robinson. G. Tietz, Layonatine Kinney, Heath, Culp. Edmonds. Huckendubler. Jarrard. Boekeloo. F E TUMBLING First row: Munn, l.. Taggart, Birman, Fox. Second row: Christy, Copley, Cortright, Carlin, Manker, Anderson, Fisher. Third row: Mr. Brozak. adviser, Nye, Barber, Stormes, Christie, L. Keeler, Hall. Absent from picfure: Raymond, Magoon, Reid, Bolton. ARCHERY First row: N. Myers, P. Kelly, Bruce Myers, Teske, Trethrio, Heuitt, Blough, James Coleman, Callihan, H. Frey. Second row: Shannon, S. Smith, Dimond, Wellfare, Maus, Clouse, Loppenthien, E. Beystrum, Echtinaw. S. Kingsbury, Beverly Myers. Towne, K. Keeler, Mr. Aten, adviser. TIzirdrow:Henry, Tuekerman, H endershot, Anderson, Benham, Beadle, Hunt, WVilkins. Abseni from picture: F. Clark, M. E. Boyes. VARSITY CLLTB Sealed, Haynes, Scott, Payne, M. Thomas. R. Thomas, Wilcox, Coach Goodell. Adviser. Slanding: Banash, John Coleman, Ironside, Townsend, Lane, Kenyon, Garrison, Stamm, Hill, Ottosen, XV. Kelly, Goggins, Dean Keeler, Absent from picfure: Sponseller, li. lwyers, O. Bush. JUNIOR RED CROSS KNITTING Aided by the Girl Reserves, the Handicraft Club, students and teachers, the Junior Red Cross Knitting Club completed five afghans to be sent to hospitals for convalescent soldiers. Ninety-six six-inch squares were needed for each afghan. The officers were: George Brown, presidentg Ruth Struble, vice-presidentg Juanita Swift, secretary, Ellen Bump, treasurer. The adviser was Miss Rowe. HOME NURSING CLUB The Home Nursing Club has been organized as a part of the war effort. It shows the girls how to take care of sick persons by giving them dri V ,- bathing them, and taking their t rature and pulse beats. It also shows t irls how to care for a sick room and how to fsefrive and fix trays. "The officers were: president, Geraldine Magoong vice-president, .Genevieve Pease, secretary, Elsa Pease, treasurer, Delphine Roberts. Miss Butler was adviser. CHESS AND CHECKER CLUB A small but enthusiastic group of chess and checker players met with Mr. Reinhardt every club hour. Because of their small number, they had some highly competitive sessions and became better acquainted. Louis Wensloff filled the office of president, Ronald Bross, vice-president, Jack Walton, secretary-treasurer. BRIDGE CLUB If you happened to be wandering through the halls some club hour and heard snatches of conversation something like thisA"l bid one spade." "I'll say a club." "You can't do thatAspades are higher than clubs"- donit be alarmed, dear student. It was merely Mr. Taylor's Bridge Club engaging in a "friendly" session of cards. Each club hour, after a short business meeting conducted by President Richard Foster, the club members divided into tables of four and played for the remainder of the time. The other club officers were: vice-president, Maxine Cooperg secretary-treasurer, Doris Lockwood. KNOW HASTINGS CLUB The Know Hastings Club, with Mr. Damson as adviser. elected the following officers: Bernadene Schantz, presidentg Martin Guernsey, vice-president, Mildred Helmer, secretaryg Martha Mesecar, treasurer. The club members ventured out in all kinds of weather to find the places of interest in our "fair city." They visited the jail, the Catholic Church, and Banghart's Bakery. On the list were also the fire barn, the Banner Office, the Pet Milk Company, and the fish hatchery. lThis club included representatives of every c ass. ARCHERY CLUB The winter activities of the Archery Club were many and varied. They finished partly completed bows and arrows, made their own bow strings, and did some fleching Cgluing feathers on the arrowsj. Some of thc boys made their own arrow racks and quivers. Mr. Aten, the adviser, showed the members the fundamentals of shooting as soon as the weather permitted. Richard Beadle was the club presidentg William Towne, vice-president, Martha Maus, secretaryg and Shirley Henry, treasurer. TUMBLING CLUB 6'Ouchl" cries a tumbler as he lands on the mat the wrong way. "Arch your back,"says Mr. Brozak, 'twhen you come down. It's all in tumblingf, The purpose of the Tumbling Club was to give an opportunity to boys who wished to learn something of the fundamentals of tumbling and balance. During the war tumbling is given to men as a part of their training in aviation. The military authorities claim it helps the aviator to attain a 'fsense of balance". The officers were: president, Lawrence Keelerg vice-president, William Christy, secretary-treasurer, Walter Birman. VARSITY CLUB The aim and purpose of the Varsity Club is to improve the standards of athletics and the condition of the athletes themselves. The membership of this organization is limited to those boys who have won a letter in some sport. Letter award committees, composed of the coach, captain, and two other participants in that sport, were set up. The officers were: William Garrison, president, Duane Ottosen, vice-presidentg John Coleman, secretaryg Gordon Ironside, treasurer. Coach Goodell was the club's adviser. PATRIOTIC PATCHES The Patriotic Patches Club was new this year. Its activity was the care of clothing in general, including darning, patching, and make- overs. The officers elected were: president, Betty Allerdingg secretary-treasurer, Agnes Fuller. Miss Kaminske was the adviserf , K Q WWWW5 , Envmi EDQZZ55' Pjwgafqywwfmw ,lm Wm WMM WMP g5Vjfiiw57gL Awagf yup! 791u,J,,,4, I Hwgw 10 Q W giifxqiww J'oh1x Chee. s e-,Tw an-1 'wlfwwf , 1 ' ,gf'W'A - N,.. if ,ff yy! 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