Hastings High School - Saxon Yearbook (Hastings, MI)

 - Class of 1943

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GIRLS LEAGUE BOARD The Girls League Board is the governing body of the Girls League of which every girl in high school is a member. The league has accomplished a great deal this year in encouraging Junior Red Cross work. It paid the membership fee in that organization for every student in high school and conducted salvage drives for old silk and nylon hose, records, and old sweaters. It cooperated with the Junior Red Cross Knitting Club in arousing student interest in knitting blocks for five afghans which were sent to army and navy hospitals. The board sponsored a benefit tea for the Junior Red Cross, presented the girls' scholarship cup, and performed many other tasks for the general welfare of the school. The Girls League Board is comprised of eleven members. One country girl and one city girl are chosen from each class. These girls choose additional members to act as unit chairmen. The units and their chairmen were: vocational, Bonnie Branstetter, social service, Mary Ketcham, entertainment, Florence French. The officers this year were: Mary French, president, Juanita Swift, vice-president, Judy Mulder, secretary, Ella' Fisher, treasurer. Miss Rowe was faculty sponsor. BOYS UNION COUNCIL The governing body of the Boys Union is called the Boys Union Council, and its officers are elected by the boys of the high school. Officers for the past year were: president, Richard Thomas, vice-president, Joseph Beck, secretary-treasurer, Orville Bush, and sergeant-at-arms, John Coleman. The adviser was Mr. Taylor. Two big dances were sponsored by the council. In the fall the Hunters Ball was given, and everyone came in hunting clothes. Elizabeth Doster acted as chairman of the decorations, Gordon Ironside, tickets and programs, Harmon Wilcox, refreshments, Richard Thomas and Jack Buholtz, clean-up and music. During the second semester another dance was sponsored, called the Farmers Frolic. Pauline Chandler acted as chairman of the publicity, Douglas Payne, decorations, James Malcolm and Harl Daniels, refreshments, Duane Ottosen, music, and William Kelly, clean-up. By the way the students turned out to the dances, the council knew they were a great success. Early in the fall the council sponsored a welcome assembly for the new boys in school, at which Mr. Brozak proved he knew his freshmen. Under Richard Thomas's capable leadership, the council has also discussed how it could help the school's Victory efforts and what the boys' attitude is toward school awards. V FACULTY-STUDENT COUNCIL The main governing body of the school is the Faculty-Student Council. Meetings are held every Tuesday, and representatives voice their opinions on matters of importance to the school. A year ago the students elected the officers, with Ray Kenyon stepping into ex-mayor Evelyn Townsend's place, William Kelly being elected traffic manager, Morris Hill, chief justice, Harold Townsend, public service chief, and Duane Ottosen, sanitary engineer. Those selected to serve on the commissions were: William Garrison, Thomas Dolan, and Duane Stamm, traffic commission, Marjorie Norton, Jack Walton, and Barbara Shannon, justice commission, Thomas Waters, Richard Foster, and Mary Ketcham public service commission, Pauline Chandler, Kenneth Lane, and Gail Foster, sanitary commission. Miss Rowe and Mr. Jones represented the faculty on the council. Mayor Kenyon automatically became chairman of the council. Mary Ketcham was elected vice-chairman, Barbara Shannon, secretary, and Harold Fuller, general treasurer. Pauline Chandler was appointed athletic treasurer by the athletic board. For the second semester Pauline Chandler was elected vice-chairman, the other officers remaining the same. During the year the council worked out ways in which to bring students and teachers into closer contact. Committees were appointed to secure a service flag for the school. The council's greatest achievement was the organization of the Victory Corps. Next in importance came the War Bond and Stamp contest to see which class could buy enough bonds to finance a jeep, the sophomores carried off the honors.

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GIRLS LEAGUE BOARD Sealed: Ella Fisher, M. French, Mulder. Sfanding: Shurlow, D. Lockwood, Ketcham, F. French, Swift. Castelein Brandstetter. Miss Rowe, adviser. Absenl from piclure: K. Proefroek. BOYS UNION COLNCIL F irsl row: O. Bush, Lane. VVheeler, Beck, Dean Keeler, Hewitt, R. Thomas, presiding. Second row: Hathaway, VVileox, John Coleman, Mr. Taylor. adviser. Absent from piclure: l.. Myers. 552235. 3 !::E12:E 1 --sv-fee :Q 4: FACULTY-STUDENT COUNCIL Foreground: Shannon, Kenyon. Firsl row: Bachelder, B. Coleman, Sigler, L. Dean, James Coleman, Gies, Stowell, Pm. Dean. Second row: Burkholder, Beverly Myers, Bridleman, Dolan, Sehantz, Bross, H. Fuller, McDonald. Third row: Keteham, Chandler, Mr. Jones, adviser, W. Kelly, Townsend, Ohtosen. Abseni from picture: Colvin, Cappon, Pl. Foster, Hill, Miss Rowe, adviser.

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SENIOR CHART For advice on how to select the persons to receive the honors listed below, we went to Joan of Arc. We felt she was qualified for this job as she knows the seniors very well having been sitting there watching them ever since the first day they passed by as blushing, bashful freshies. She offered her help whole heartedly, agreeing to keep the list, and when a senior walked by, she would write his name in the first space and so on until all were complete. This was most helpful, and the results are listed below. If there is any doubt as to the worthi- ness of these titles, take your tales of woe to Joan of Arc. TITLE Best looking Best dressed Cutest Most quiet Best athlete Best gum chewer Prettiest eyes Best blusher Best sport Deepest sleeper Happiest Prettiest hair Neatest Best vocalist Most talkative Most sober Most studious Best speaker Best musician Wittiest Greatest lovers Most argumentative Noisiest Most clever Most reserved Most polite Nicest smile Best natured Friendliest Most helpful BOY Bill Garrison Joe Rosenbaum Bill Bush Louis Wensloff Kenneth Lane Howard Babcock Harmon Wilcox Gale Slocum Duane Stamm Karl Pufpaff James Malcolm Douglas Payne Leroy Wheeler Donald Clark John Schultz Ernest Howell Richard Swanson Ray Kenyon Francis Goggins Donald Drake Keith Hurless Roger Bennett Robert Cook Joseph Beck Gordon Ironside Donald Keeler Bill Kelly Dean Keeler Martin Guernsey Robert Gaskill GIRL Mary French Bedford Eunice Fisher Elizabeth Doster Charlene Thomas Shirley Kingsbury Joyce Frey Senta Furrow Iris Baldwin Mary Ketcham Dorothy Williams Barbara Shannon Barbara VanNocker Juanita Swift Martha Maus Lilah Elston Geraldine Doyle Marjorie Norton Pauline Chandler Bernadene Schantz Evelyn Brower Catherine Scott Elisabeth French Beverly Brown Virginia Wheating Jessie J arrard Patricia Bump Martha Mesecar Marjory L. Boyes Noralee Gillons Geraldine Hammond

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