Hastings High School - Saxon Yearbook (Hastings, MI)
- Class of 1943
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Text from Pages 1 - 62 of the 1943 volume:
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
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.
....First football game of the season.
Last league game - Hastings Wins title of co-champs of
West Central League.
...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."
........ Victory Sing and Bond Auction.
..............District speech contest.
....."The Seven Last Words."
..............Good Friday vacation.
..............Class n1ght............ ........exams.
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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,
A m e r i c a .
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DOOMSDAY BOOK STAFF
Assistant Business Mgr
Historian Art Committee
Jessie Jarrard Martin Guernsey
First Semester Committee
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.
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
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
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.
Ottilia Kaminske, B. S.
Bookkeeping, typing, business,
Ruth M. Robson, A. B.
American and English literature,
Jean S. Barnes, A. B.
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,
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-
Dana Burgess, A.B.
Typing, bookkeeping, economics
Fred C. Goodell, A.M.
Health, Civics, coach of football
Arthur W. Lower, A.B., A.M.
Choir, glee club, chorus, civics
Lorenz C. Schelhas, B.S.
Mechanical drawing, shop, arith-
Grace J Butler, PLN., B.S.
A. Arthur Hansen, B.S., A.M.
Emily J. McElwain. A.B., A.M.
Lester L. Schilling, B.S.
U.S. history, speech, dramatics
Mary E. Campbell, B.S.
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,
Fred S. Jones, A.B., A.M.
Assistant principal, chemistry,
physics, radio, algebra
Herbert J. Reinhardt, A.B., A.M.
American government, economics,
Anne vanWestrenen, B.S.
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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
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.
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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
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
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.
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.
Best gum chewer
Mary French Bedford
Jessie J arrard
Marjory L. Boyes
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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,
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
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,
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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
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
The best is yet to come.
Brown and White Daisy
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 ,..,...., ,,,.,,.,..,,.,,,,,,
Mary Ketcham ,...
HONOR LIST FOR 1943
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,,,,,
Gladys Hildebrandt ......... ,.,,,... 2 .028
Orville Bush ....,,,,,,,,,,,
Jessie Jarrard ....,,,,,s
Douglas Payne ...,....
Leroy Wheeler ........
Juanita Swift .....c...,
Harmon Wilcox ......ccr
Shirley Kingsbury .........
Sybil Woodmansee ...... .
Reva A. Austin
"The womanty atmosphere of home."
Clubs: Jr. Bed Cross Sewing 35 Em-
Howard R. Babcock Itchy
" A jolly good fellowf'
Glee Club 1, 2, 35 Choir 4. Clubs: Cook-
ing 25 Aeronautics 45 Chess and Checker
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
Ag-HE cOmm.35 Ag-HE trip winner 35
Victory Corps 4. Clubs: F.F.A. 1, 2, 3,
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
Carol Sinclair Ferris D Blondie
"All my past life is minef,
Clubs: Folk Dance 13 Embroidery 4.
Eunice P. Fisher Eunie
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
James C. Fruin Jimmie
Withdrew before graduation.
Senta J. Furrow Cent
"She has two eyes, so soft and brown.
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
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-
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
Edwin E. Haight Bing
i'Be a live wire, and you won't get
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
Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4. Clubs: Beginning
Leathercraft vice-pres. 13 Hit Parade 23
Girl Reserves 23 Music Appreciation 33
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-
Keith L. Hurless
f'Our fulure lruck gardener."
Clubs: Leathercraft 1: Chess and Check-
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:
Virginia C. Kelly
"The musical miss."
Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4: Glee Club 1, 2.
Clubs: Booster 1: Leathercraft 2: Know
William T. Kelly Bill
"A gay fellow, a jolly fellow, afellow we
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
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
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,
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.
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
Robert C. lwurphy Bob
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
Joyce E. Newton Newt
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,
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
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
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
Catherine lVI. Scott Kate
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
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
Richard W. Swanson Dick
"And one man in his time plays many
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
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
Louis E. Wensloff Louie
Chess and Checker Club 1, 2, pres. 3, 4.
Virginia A. Wheating Ginny
"Earlh,s nobles! lhing, a woman
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
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
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
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
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
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-
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-
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-.
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
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.
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
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
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
We leave Gale Slocum's drawl to Betty
We leave Bob Gaskill's squeak box to
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
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
We leave Maryellen Hale's, Geraldine
Doyle's, and Dorothy William's height to
Ellyn Beystrum, Helen Henry, and Joyce
We leave the many miles that Dick Yarger
drives to see Juanita Swift to Lawrence
We leave Marjory L. Boyes's and Martha
Maus's deep alto voices to Beverly Cook and
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
We leave Bob Cook's flashy ties and loud
socks to Malcolm Tuckerman.
We leave Donald Clarkls freckles to
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
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
We leave Donald Drakeis "quack" to
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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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
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,
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.
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.
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,
'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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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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
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 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:
Active participation in curricular activities
Country boy's ability to play basketball
Activity in dramatics.
Ability to play the piano
Activity in F.S.C. discussions
Dependability on Girls League Board
Cheerleading interest and ability
Consideration of others.
Sense of humor.
Consistent help in managing sports
Attention to business.
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
Thomas Dolan A dependable trio
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.
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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.
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.
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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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
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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
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.
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,
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,
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Left to right: Carl, Cappon, V. Kelly, R. Howell, Mr. Hine, director, E. Howell, Gaskill, Lawrence, M. Will, Marshall,
Wellman, Preston, Buholtz, Ottosen.
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.
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.
Mr. Schilling, director, Shannon, Beadle, assistant director, Fruin, Hildebrandt, Carl, Chandler, Brady, Chamberlain,
Keith Pufpaff, Malcolm, Roger Bennett, Maxson, Howell, Frey, Clark.
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.
Chandler, Foster, Loraine Schantz, Johnson, Cortright, Mr. Schilling, coach.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Blue and Gold
Blue and gold, fight, fight!
Blue and gold, fight, fight!
Who fight? We fight!
Blue and gold, fight, fight!
T-e-a-m, fight! Fight! Fight!:Fig
T-e-a-m, fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!
T-e-a-m, fight! Fight! Fight! Fig
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!
Hastings Lo co motive
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!
Fight! Fight! Fight!
Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!
Hastings High, Hastings High.
Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!
Hastings High, Hastings High.
Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!
Hastings High, Hastings High,
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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.
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.
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.
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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,
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
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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,
Firsl row: Mr. Schilling, adviser.
Bennett, F ester, Zutterrneister,
Cortright, E. French, Benedict, Barger,
Gross. Absenl from picfure: V. Tielz
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,
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
The following persons served as officers for
the year: president, Donald Clarkg vice-pres-
ident, Jean Burkholderg secretary, Florence
Frenchg treasurer, Douglas Davey.
Seated: Gross, Bass, Shellington, Hale
Miss Robson, adviser. Second row: K
VanderVoort, Hook, Gibbs, Leonard
Eunice Fisher, G. VanderVoort.
Absent from picture: Gladys Oler
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.
Dean, Swanson, Johnson, Mr. Jones,
adviser, Gordon, Belson, WVilkes,
Granfors, Packard, G. Walton. Absent
from picture: Delnaay, Adeoek.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
The officers were: president, Ula Garlingerg
vice-president, Patricia Shurlowg secretary,
Barbara Pierce, treasurer, Jennett Doxey.
The adviser was Miss Leiter.
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
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.
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.
Seafedf Hon, Sheldon Dorothy Roberts Plerce Garllnger Kennedy Beadle Slandmq Dueker
Christiansen, Doxey Brlstol Shurlow Miss lelter adviser Absenl from picture li, VanHorn
JUNIOR RED CROSS KNITTING
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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
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,
If you happened to be wandering through
the halls some club hour and heard snatches of
conversation something like thisA"l bid one
"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
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
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
Richard Beadle was the club presidentg
William Towne, vice-president, Martha Maus,
secretaryg and Shirley Henry, treasurer.
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
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.
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
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.
The Patriotic Patches Club was new this
year. Its activity was the care of clothing in
general, including darning, patching, and make-
The officers elected were: president, Betty
Allerdingg secretary-treasurer, Agnes Fuller.
Miss Kaminske was the adviserf
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