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Page 8 text:
First row. left 'to right: B. Rutledge, R. Turner, M. Shurier, C. Strayer, S. O'Sullivan, Mrs. Halligan.
Second row: F. Lewis, B. Christensen, P. Ensminger, P. Gilchrist, M. Agan, M. Kuczman, T. Hescotf.
Third row: H. Griffin, P. Diclrenson, B. lnscho, L. Doty, B. Pettingill, D. Ketchabaw, D. Ososlri.
Absent-E. Carey. editor, A. Gage, P. Hansen, S. Hart, E. Schooley, D. Willres.
Two of Kearsley's most important projects, the year book, the Kearslecho, and
the newspaper, the Eclipse, are products of the journalism department.
The Eclipse as it exists today was organized in the fall of 1943 by the first
journalism class of Kearsley High School. Last fall the first printed issue replaced
mimeographed copies, advertising was added and the Eclipse is now a Hnancially in-
Associate Editor ................ Dorothy Ososki
........Eunice Corey Advertising Mgrs...............Pat Dickenson
Sports Editor .......... ......... P at Ensminger Reporterv Mary Agan, Losi Doty, Phyl-
Business Mgr .......... ........ P hyllis Hansen
Circulation Mgr ................... Helen Griffin
Assistants .................... Donna Ketchabaw
Exchange Editors ............ Bonnie Rutledge
lis Gilchrist, Shirley Hart, Frances
Lewis, Betty Pettengill, Evelyn
Schooley, Carol Strayer, Arlene
Gage, Tom Hescott, Don Wilkes,
Mary Ann Kuczman, Betty Christ-
ensen and Retha Turner.
The senior class of '45 undertook the year book as a class project. This year
it was handed over to the journalism department. With their usual capabilities, plus
plenty of hard work, the staff has accomplished this difficult task.
Especial credit goes to the faculty members and sponsors who contributed much
to the second edition of the Kearslecho, and a high tribute to Shirley Wheeler for
the art work.
Mrs. Halligan, as head of the journalism department, has helped a great deal in
making the success of both the Eclipse and the Kearslecho possible.
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Senior Hi iz Faculty
Firsf row, leff lo righl: B. Lindle, L. ScoH', J. Higgins, G. McCormick, L. Pagel, L. Jones, J. Newion,
Second row: M. R. Gingery, L. Hulce, C. Furney, C. K. Richards, D. Kaulifz, E. Buell, G. Nichols,
Fronf row: M. Grove,'VM. Hoyl, M. Rawson, L. Mefhews, N. Hanson.
Second row:W. Bulfey, Principal: I. Heinzelman, YI Lohnes,5W. Sioley, S. Helvey,A'M. Callahan, E. Reed.
Lasl' row: A. Sorgen'lrei,wE. Traynor, GA-"Clarlr, E. Connolly, T. Rose, .M. McDowell.
Class of 1946 Page 7
Page 9 text:
E IOR CLASS PROPHECY
Each of the Seniors from the class of '46 has received a formal invitation to a
class reunion to be held on the 10th of June, 1956.
As we come near Hill Park we see a huge gate with marble statues of Hercules,
Apollo and Charles Atlas carved on the front. As we step inside we see down the
tulip bordered path, a huge stage, with a microphone, seats for an orchestra and a blue
and gold banner waving from the top. To the left of the stage is an enormous marble
dance floor with red leather benches along the side. On one end is a line of concesl
sions where different item are sold to the spectators. On the other side of the stage
is an astounding bird bath with a statue of Superman posed as if to dive. Planted
here and there about the park, a weeping willow tree hangs over small streams running
under little wooden bridges. On the other side of the park are benches and tables
where crowds gather to refresh themselves before everyone gathers to talk over old times.
As we stand here watching our old classmates arriving we see Bob Estep, the Mad
Mathematician, approaching the bandstand in the huge park where Thomas Hescott is
about to dedicate his first book to the former class of '46 from Kearsley. Walking arm
and arm come Dr. and Mrs. Richard Keyes. Dick is now the head of the Vohwinkle
Sanitarium. Mrs. Keyes is the former Phyllis Hanson. Meri jean Hill had just in-
formed us she had landscaped the beautiful park for the enjoyment of the old class to
be used for such occasions as this reunion.
Coming through the enormous gate is the Powers model, Beverly Schacher, fol-
lowed by the multi-millionaire, Clarence Ferris. We hear a loud noise as Mrs. Dallas
Marme, the former Betty Giertz, picks up one of the three red-headed children who
had just grabbed Ina Barclay's spy glass and ripped off her F. B. I. badge. Ina was on
a hot clue after Les Packard who had just stolen a 10 cent bag of peanuts from Bob
Land, the peanut vendor. Royce Pearce, the photographer, hanging from a tree, had
just taken a picture of the famous celebrities, Ward Powers, an actor on location from
Hollywood, Dick Kardos, the famous football coach at the U. of M., Bill Mudge, the
defender of the underworld, and Norman Stork, the Professor of Child Psychology.
As we walk on down the orchitl-lined lane, we see Colleen O'Sullivan, the academy
award winner for dramatic acting, coming to greet Ella Strayer, a literature and Eng-
lish teacher, who had just been talking to Dick Stedron, the well-dressed playboy.
Don Busha and his orchestra has just come up on the bandstand to play while
many couples crowd the huge dance floor. Among them we see Mr. and Mrs. Donald
Wilkes, Mrs. Wilkes being the former jean Griffin. Pat Cogswell, the reporter on this
event, is dancing with Leo Paro, an engineer in Elmo Myers junk Yard, which had its
beginning when Elmo junked his model Andy Vert, still courting Isabelle Cun-
ningham, stole across the floor, stopping to chat with Chuck Smith, the famous wild
Bob Arneson, Commander of the U. S. Navy, is talking over a few business mat-
ters with the President of the United States, none other than William Osborne.
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