Hastings High School - Saxon Yearbook (Hastings, MI)

 - Class of 1943

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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 manager. In football Captain William Kelly, Harmon Wilcox, Duane Stamm, William Garrison, and Kenneth Lane were specifically talented. In basketball Raymond Kenyon, Kenneth Lane, William Garrison, Orville Bush, and Dean Keeler deserved honorable mention for their ability. Those outstanding in girls' sports were: Shirley Kingsbury, Mary Ketcham, Dorothy Williams, and Jean Loppenthien. - The senior play accounted for ability in dramatics. This was a three-act play called, "The Clutching Claw." The main characters were: Keith Brady, Donna Chamberlain, Ernest Howell, Helen Carl, Joyce Frey, Gladys Hildebrandt, James Malcolm, Keith Pufpaff, Donald Clark, Roger Bennett, Pauline Chandler, Barbara Shannon, Fern Fruin, and Jack Maxson. The play was directed by Mr. Schilling with Richard Beadle, a sophomore as assistant director. The second semester officers were: Richard Swanson, president, Orville Bush, secretary, Pauline Chandler, vice-president, and Barbara Shannon, treasurer. The juniors, as of previous years, sponsored an annual, formal J-Hop for the seniors, May 7. The theme was "Stage Door Canteenw. Advisers of the class were Miss Leiter and Mr. Lower for the first two years and Mr. Burgess and Mrs. Ruehl for the last two. CLASS OF 1943 MOT TO The best is yet to come. COLORS FLOWER Brown and White Daisy OFFICERS First semester Second semester Mary Ketcham ....,.,,,,, ,,,.,,., p resident ..,,,,,,, ,.,,,.,.,, R ichard Swanson Pauline Chandler ,.,,c. .,r. ,,,,,,,, v i ce-president .,,., ,,,,,,,,. P auline Chandler Layonatine Kinney ,,.....,. ,,,,,,,., s ecretary .i,,,.,., s,ccss.c... O rville Bush Barbara Shannon ,,....,, ,,,,,,,., t reasurer ....,,,,, Barbara Shannon Barbara Ruehl ,..,...., ,,,.,,.,..,,.,,,,,, ,,madvisers,.....,,,,,,..,,.,,..,,.,, Mary Ketcham ,... HONOR LIST FOR 1943 2.900 Marjorie Norton I ..,,.,.. 2.806 Bernadene Schantz ..,.... ,,,,,,.. 2 .684 Richard Swanson... 2.600 Raymond Kenyon ,.,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,. 2 .389 Ortha Hawblitz r.......,, ,,,,c,,. 2 .366 Pauline Chandler ..,.,,,, ,,,,,,.. 2 .353 Virginia Wheating i.,,,,,,, ,,,,,,.. 2 .336 Joseph Beck .... ..ccc,sc ........ 2 . 287 Ula Garlinger ,...,,,,,. ,,,,,,,, 2 .177 Robert Murphy ....,,,.s ......., 2 .133 Marjorie L. Boyes ,...,.,,, ,,,,.,.. 2 .070 Senta Furrow .......... Donald Clark .... ,,,.,,,r,,,,, ..,.,,,Dana Burgess 2.057 ....,,.,2.039 Gladys Hildebrandt ......... ,.,,,... 2 .028 Orville Bush ....,,,,,,,,,,, Jessie Jarrard ....,,,,,s Douglas Payne ...,.... Leroy Wheeler ........ Juanita Swift .....c..., Harmon Wilcox ......ccr Winifred Lancaster. Shirley Kingsbury ......... Sybil Woodmansee ...... . ,- ...,,,.,2.02o ...,,.,,1.993 r,,,,,.1.972 1.944 1.917 11.903 .....,c.1.887 1.861 1.836

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SENIOR HISTORY On a golden autumn morning of 1939, one hundred and seventy-four "greenies" marched into H. H. S., not at all uniform as to size, appearance, and character, but their goals were set the same, that is, each was striving to do the best according to his ability. Immediately the fresh- men became acquainted with their fellow students and soon thereafter chose the following for business, financial, and social guidance: Raymond Kenyon, president, Roger Bennett, vice- president, Mary Ketcham, secretary, Pauline Chandler, treasurer. The first opportunity they had to show their ability was at the Spotlight that fall. Their particular act was called "The Man on the Street" in which each did a splendid piece of work. The second semester election results named Betty Ketchum, vice-president, Elisabeth French, secretary, Mary Ketcham, treasurer. Raymond Kenyon retained his office of president. After the former year of acquaintance, the sophomores immediately voted Mary Ketcham, president, Elisabeth French, vice-president, Bernadene Schantz, secretary, Betty Ketchum, treasurer. Within a few months, excitement of the Spotlight was raging once more. The sophomores presented an act entitled "Kings and Queensf, The main characters were: Donna Gerber, Potato Queen, Eunice Fisher, Miss America, Kenneth Lane, King Cotton, and mighty mite Orville Bush, Tennis King. Sports, one of the greatest recreations in high school, held much interest this year. Harmon Wilcox, William Kelly, and Francis Goggins won varsity letters in football. Kenneth Lane and Raymond Kenyon did their class justice by winning letters on the varsity basketball team. Outstanding in girls' sports for the year were Mary Ketcham, Elisabeth French, and Ruth McNinch. In the midst of the great hustle and bustle of the new semester, ballots were cast for class officers. Joseph Beck became president, Betty Singleton, vice-president, Ruth McNinch, secretary, Mildred Helmer, treasurer. Spring sports did not appeal to the sophomores this year, as of years before, although a few participated. Gordon Ironside was selected as the outstanding golfer. Harmon Wilcox was captain of the varsity tennis squad and the only sophomore letterman of the team. The fall of '41 appeared abruptly, and 152 juniors came to H. H. S. When the ballots were counted for the first semester election, Kenneth Lane became president, Elizabeth Doster, vice-president, Joyce Frey, secretary, Mildred Helmer, treasurer. Sports held a great deal of attention this year, and many participated. Raymond Kenyon and Kenneth Lane were voted as the most outstanding players in basketball. Juanita Swift was general chairman of the annual Ag-HE held in the fall. Then came the time when a great many students were about the school with lots of make-up on. Now, what on earth could be going on? The rehearsals for the junior play, of course. Donald Clark, Keith Brady, Dorothy Williams, Pauline Chandler, Robert Murphy, Duane Walters, Keith Pufpaff, and Marjorie Dryer were the main characters in "Foot-loose." Roger Bennett was student director. Second semester officers were: Mary Ketcharn, president, Francis Goggins, vice-president, Orth.a Hawhlitz, secretary, Juanita Swift, treasurer. The juniors sponsored the annual J-Hop for the seniors. The theme was Hawaiian with palm trees, beach umbrellas, a gaily colored canopy, and fragrant flowers for decorations. Com- mittee members were: Bernadene Schantz, general chairman, Gladys Hildebrandt, programs, Harmon Wilcox, music, Pauline Chandler, decorations, Elizabeth Doster, entertainment, Beverly Brown, invitations, Senta Furrow, refreshments, Francis Goggins, publicity. September rounded up the students once more and started them back to high school for their fourth year. Students were busy greeting old friends and new. Before the sensation of a new term had worn away, ballots were cast for the class officers. The following day MaryKetcham was announced as president, Pauline Chandler, vice-president, Layonatine Kinney, secretary, CContinued on next page.D



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Reva A. Austin "The womanty atmosphere of home." Clubs: Jr. Bed Cross Sewing 35 Em- broidery 4. Howard R. Babcock Itchy " A jolly good fellowf' Glee Club 1, 2, 35 Choir 4. Clubs: Cook- ing 25 Aeronautics 45 Chess and Checker 4. Iris L. Baldwin U Dutch i'It takes life to love life." Basketball 3, 45 Volleyball 35 Softball 3, 45 Shuffleboard champ. 35 Letter winner 35 Spotlight 15 Victory Corps 45 Fort- night staff 45 Doomsday staff 4. Clubs: Folk Dance 15 Pep Squad 25 Stamp sec'y- treas. 35 Film 45 Usher 4. John J. Bechtel Junior HFreshman love." Ag-HE cOmm.35 Ag-HE trip winner 35 Victory Corps 4. Clubs: F.F.A. 1, 2, 3, treas. 4. E. Joseph Beck Jr. Joe "Quantity plus quality." Football 3, 45 Baseball 1, 25 F.S.C.25 B.U.C. sec'y 3, 45 Class pres. 25 Spot- light 35 Victory Corps 4. Clubs: Outdoor 15 Chess and Checker 25 Hi-Y 2, 3, vice- pres. 45 Gun 35 Varsity 4. Juanita A. Belson Shorty K'Little, but oh my!" Basketball 35 Volleyball 35 Softball 35 Shuffleboard 35 Letter winner 3. Clubs: Folk Dance 1, 25 Know Hastings 35 Home Nursing sec'y 4. Roger E. Bennett Rod 'LI think I am a man of destiny." Glee Club 15 Choir 45 Debate 35 Declam- ation 25 "Contrary Mary" 35 "Foot- loose" 35 "The Clutching Claw" 45 Spotlight 1, 2, 3, script writer 25 Class vice-pres. 15 Fortnight bus.mgr. 35 Doomsday staff 3. Clubs: Cooking 25 Music Appreciation 35 Poetry 4. Marjorie E. Boyes Nlarge "Sings her blues away." Basketball 35 Volleyball 35 Softball 35 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 45 Choir 3, 45 "On Our Wayl' 35 HH. M. S. Pinafore" 45 Ac- companied Boys Glee Club 45 Spotlight 35 F. S. C. 15 Class pres. 15 J-Hop comm. 3. Clubs: Booster 15 Seasons Sports 25 Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4. Bridge 35 Archery sec'y 4. Blarjory L. Boyes hlarge "Laughter is an external expression Qfjoyf' Glee Club 1, 2, 35 Choir 3, 45 Operetta 2, 35 Glee Club Quartette 35 Choir Sextette 45 Book Week Play 35 Spotlight 35 J-Hop comm. 35 "On Our Way" 25 Fortnight staff 4. Book Club 2. Doris Bradford Withdrew before graduation. Evelyn L. Brower Eve "Laugh and be merry." Basketball 15 Tennis 15 Ping Pong 15 Glee Club 1, 35 Choir 45 Spotlight l, 2, 35 F. S. C. 15 Victory Corps 4. Clubs: Girl Reserves 2, 3, 45 Travel 25 Book 35 Film 4. Beverly A. Brown Bev "The joyous present is mine to do with as I please." Basketball 1, 2, 3, 45 Volleyball 1, 2, 35 Softball 2, 35 Soccer 1, 25 Glee Club 45 Band 1, 2, 35 Debate 35 Spotlight 35 J-Hop comm. 35 Fortnight staff 45 Doomsday staff 45 Victory Corps 4. Clubs: Booster 1, 25 Girl Reserves 2, 3, 45 Gun Owners pres. 3. Patricia A. Bump Patty "A good ,student plus a kind heart." Entered from St. Bose 25 Basketball 2, 3, 45 Volleyball 2, 35 Softball 2, 3, 45 Ping Pong 2, 35 Soccer 35 Letter winner 25 Victory Corps 45 Fortnight bus.mgr. 45 Doomsday staff 4. Clubs: Girl Beserves 2, 3, 45 Games 25 Know Hastings 35 Dinner 45 Usher 2, 3, 4. Orville A. Bush Bill "He knows what is what." Basketball 1, 2, 3, 45 Tennis 1, 2, 35 Band 1, 25 Spotlight 25 F.S.C. 1, 2, 45 B. U. C. 1, sec'y 45 Class sec'y 4. Clubs: Tennis 1, 25 Varsity 3, 4.

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