Kearsley High School - Echo Yearbook (Flint, MI)

 - Class of 1946

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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 elephant trainer. 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. cum of me Page 9

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ourmzlism Dept. 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- dependent publication. ECLIPSE STAFF Editor ...................... Associate Editor ................ Dorothy Ososki ........Eunice Corey Advertising Mgrs...............Pat Dickenson Beverly Inscho Sports Editor .......... ......... P at Ensminger Reporterv Mary Agan, Losi Doty, Phyl- Business Mgr .......... ........ P hyllis Hansen Circulation Mgr ................... Helen Griffin Assistants .................... Donna Ketchabaw Suzanne O'Sullivan Exchange Editors ............ Bonnie Rutledge Margaret Shurter 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. Page 8 Kearslecho



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A small helicopter just landed???!!!""""'?! Well, almost, anyway, and it is piloted by Helen Griliin, who steps out calmly and cooly while her passengers, Arlene Coole and Pat Ensminger, fall out. Coming swiftly to greet her is Donna Ketchabaw, better known as Queenie, in her brand new 1956 blue and gold striped convertible Buick. As we walk past the bird bath, who should we see diving off the arm of Superman, but Bob Vought, refreshing himself for the remainder of the day. Doris and Delores Dunham are over on one corner of the floor giving dancing lessons to Ray Burdette, who looks rather disgusted with the whole thing. Ray just informed us he is still a strong and staunch Republican. Eunice Corey and Viola Reid are a big help to the caretaker of the park, Lee Farner, who just promoted them to the positions of raking and mowing the lawns. Coming over this way is "The Jungle Queen," Betty Christenson, swinging from tree to tree trying to catch up with Phyllis Gilchrist, who is riding merrily on her three wheeled bicycle toward Ernest Boegner, who is selling balloons and lollipops to the enthusiastic spectators at a dollar apiece. QTimes have certainly changed! No OPA.j We now hear a whistle and everyone moves madly toward the stage to hear Dot Hayes, the star of the 1956 Hit Parade, sing a torch song. As she winds herself around the microphone, she slips and slides gently to the floor! Norman Paget, better known as Silver, on the Lone Ranger program, gallops madly to the phone to call an ambulance which arrives in three minutes flat. Of course, who could drive that fast but Joyce Tappin, now in business for herself. Her side kick, Dot Ososki, who walks through the park tripping old men, knocking down small children and pushing her lingers in peoples eyes, is trying her best to make good business in their growing concern. As we walk slowly to the opposite end of the park we hear a loud screeching and as we look up we see Barbara Worley, the Metropolitan Opera Star, singing at the top of her tiny lungs. Looking on is Francis Lewis, the Trapeze artist, As she walks over to the huge tent to prepare for her first performance, she runs into Betty Pettingill and Evelyn Schooley who are going through a jitterbug routine. Walking up to give his views on the matter of which he is now an authority, is Glen Williams, who had just been talking with june White. June has just returned from a trip to Paris, France, where she had been resting up for the last couple of years. jim Dehmel, the dare-devil in the soap-box derby races, is explaining the building of the small racers to Shirley Hart, a ballet dancer at the Stork Club. Vivian Covert, the hula-hula dancer from Hawaii, is giving Reva Blossom's six children each a grass skirt to do the new rhumba she had just taught to them. As we watch the people leaving the park we have a melancholy feeling but it isn't bad because we know that all the years ahead will add a greater success and a lot of happiness to their lives. Page 10 Kearslecho

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