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92 THE OAKS MIXED CHORUS Priscilla Nienhuis Our mixed chorus, which began in February, has been unusually busy since the beginning of the term. Miss Margaret Dexter, the director of the group, has put forth a great effort to make the chorus a success. TVith the help of Betty Jane Carlson and Ellen Hoekenga, who accompany the chorus, we think she has succeeded. The chorus sang at the Temple Methodist Church on Sunday, April 4, and presented the following selec- tions in the church auditorium: two Bach Chorales, "Commit Thy XVays," "Grant Us To Do XYith Zeal," "O, Morn of Beauty," from "Finlandia," by Sibelius: "Goin' Home." from "The New XVorld Symphony," by Dvorakg "The Lost Chord," by Sullivan. The chorus also sang in the Spring Concert given on April Z7 in our high school auditorium. They gave "John Peel," an old English hunting song, "O'Southland," by johnson, and "The Lost Chord," by Sullivan. A perfect blend of voices. One of the biggest events of the year for the mixed chorus was the XYest Shore Music Festival, which is given each year from May 17 to Z1. This year the Mixed Choruses from Holland, Grand Haven, Muskegon, Hart, and Saugatuck, were all repre- sented on Choral night in a massed group of 250 voices, which was held in our high school auditorium on May lS. Most of the schools gave special selections. Our special number was "Lullaby," from "Jacelyn," by Godard, with the violin obligato given by Shir- ley Vliagner. The guest conductor of the massed group was Mr. Glenn Cliffe Bainum from Northwestern University, Included in the VVest Shore Music Festival was a trip to Holland, Michi- gan, during the Tulip Festival, on May 21. The same schools were represented and the same songs were sung as on Choral Night. THE OAKS 93 ' - 11' . ,........xu1.......,, ,fr ,. ij Presiding: Marjorie Risk, President of the Student Coincil. Left Row, Back To Front: Mr. Murray, Mr. Bolt ttom v'ewJ. Sondeen. F. Vandak, Snelling. Second Row Left, Back to Front: Kooi, P. Brooks. Kramer thiddenj, Carr, Fortier. First Row on Right, Left to Right: Chapin. Ruiter, Mr Schulze. Seyferth, S. Wagner, Ketchum, Damm. Back Row: M. Dendrino, Leaf. Wortelhoer. Miss Van R alte thiddenj. Danford. Window Peeker: W. Posvistak. Building future legislators. "Hi, reporter!" "Say, maybe you can help me out. l'd like to know some of the things the Student Council has done this past year. I have to write it up for The Oaks. VVho were the oflicers ?" "lN'ell, Marjorie Risk was president: James Seyferth, vice-president: Hall Ketchum, secretaryf, "How were thev elected P" "They're elected by the Council at the lirst meeting of the year." "VVho belongs to the Council P" "All the class oilicers from each class, one of the two class advisers of each class, and the principal, Mr. Bolt." 'iVVhat are the outstanding things the Council accomplished this year?" "First, we arranged for six lyceum numbers to be given in the auditor- ium. Let me see . . . there were the johnson Brothers . . ." "Oh, I remember them. They brought those snakes and spiders! Ughlw STUDENT COUNCIL Muriel Sondeen "And then there was Armand the magician, who came Friday, the thir- teenth! l'amahasika's Pets came De- cember 3. They played the lYorld's Fair in l933!" "Did you linally get Rip Yan lYin- kle to come?" "Yes, you know he was ill for some time. Some said he was 'asleepf But he 'woke up' April 23. And was he good! Of course, he is an old Broad- way favorite. A friend to Mr. Peter- man, too, by the way." "Did you change the honor system ?" "Yes, and it was a good idea. It is far more fair than it was. A student only carrying one subject does not 'rate' as highly as one carrying live, with similar gradesf, "liVliat about that all-school mixer ?" "lt was held May 7. Marcella Young was general chairman. And did we ever have a lot of fun !" "Thanks a lot, Marge, for the dandy story. I'll run along and write it up." 94 THE OAKS Back Row, Left to Right: Kobierski, Snelling, M. Purclase, Miss Sprague, ins'ructor, standing: Huika, Brccxd- bent, Posvistak, H. Santa be ner, Engle tthree-quarters hiddenb, Thema Front Row, Left to Right: Shafer, Morningstar, M. Johnson, Rcelman, Dendrino, Mixer, Risk, M. Geisler, Baker, Sh uttie. Turner, Campbell ENGLISH Jack Mixer The English department has the largest enrollment of any one course to the fact that in the school, owing the English course is compulsory. ln many ways, it is one of the most im- portant courses taught in the school because of its direct bearing and us-3 in everyday life. Miss julia A. Sprague is the head of the department, and has been a member of the faculty for lifteen years. The majority of the ninth grade English work is now being taught in Central Junior High School. Wie have seven 9-2 English sections, however. taught by Miss Linda Bahr, Mr. XY. E, Murray, Miss Margret Van Raalte. Mr. Henry Holverson, and Mrs. Ruth Kile, who is finishing the former Miss Ruth Ferris's school year. Sophomore English consists of a course, similar to the ninth, divided between oral and written composition, and literature. The principles of writ- ing are taught with a view to enabling students to express their ideas clearly, What an intricate language she are! not with the purpose of making authors of them. Letter writing, both business and social, is stressed, with some work on the fundamental types of composition. In literature, besides voluntary "free" reading of book re- ports outside of class, the classics Ivanhoe, by Sir XValter Scott: Idylls of the King, by Tennyson: and The Merchant of Venice, by Shakespeare, are studied intensively. The last few weeks of 10-2 is given to the study of types of the short story. -lunior English is a study of English literature "from Beowulf to Virginia lVoolf," that is, from the days of pre- Roman Britain to twentieth century Englishmen of letters. The course is more than "stories" It is a course in literary history, including the social, religious, moral, and literary back- ground of our American inheritance. Senior English, which is elective in this high school, is taught by Miss Sprague. It contains much that is desirable for a student preparing to enter college. THE o A K s 95 HISTORY Looking backward is prerequisite to looking forward. .The subject of history has many branches, four of which are taught in this high school. They are: general history, American history, civics. and economics. Of these, general history and American history are what might be called "history proper." They con- form more nearly to the delinition of history than do civics and economics. History is the written record of facts and events, while all other social stud- ies deal more or less with phases of these events, such as political, eco- nomic, religious, social, literary, and so on. General history, taught by Mr. D. R. McKenzie and Mr. H. A. Kruizenga, is a general history of Europe from the time when the Saxons broke the heads of the Gauls with stone axes, to the time when the French and Germans almost exterminated each other with Left Hand Side, Back Row, Front to Back: Kanitz, S Left Hand Side, Front Row, Front to Back: Barr, L. Larsen, Evans. Earl Schwass gas and shells in the last XYorld XYar. tXYe called it the "last" XYorld XYar because that's what Americans want it to help As the history of Europe has been hectic since the beginning of things, the subject is interesting. A more specialized study is Ameri- can history, taught by Miss M. M. Kinnaird, Mr. Blclienzie, and Mr. Cl. E. johnson. American history is a study of our country's growth. Be- ginning with the events in Europe which led to the discovery of America, the student is taken on through the Revolutionary, Civil, Spanish-Amert can, and XYorld NYars to the New Deal of our times. Economics, taught by Miss M. M liinnaird and Mr. Henry Holverson, treats of the world's wealth and com- merce. kok. Wildfong. E, Peterson, Vezina. L. Korstanje, B. Wachsmuth Right Hand Side, First Row, Front to Back: Doctor, Gustafson, Leech, Klett, Hopkinson, J. Pedler, R. Cooper. Right Hand Side, Second Row, Front to Back: B1 Williams, Kelly, Landgraf. Jahlonicky, Trosko, Hradsky, D. Wilson. Right Hand Side, Third Row, Front to Back: Visscher. Oldt, Luders. Taulhee, K. Johnson. Back Row, Left to Right: McEntee. Lehan. Vanderveen, Jackson, Lawton, Stockli, Smith, LeRoux, E. Wagner, Aue, Prus, Ruiter, Wood, Roth, Bendus. Leitters At piano: Hoekenga. Front Row, Left to Right: Mogdis, Lehan, Jozsa, Moore, Arnold, Harvey, Hislon, McGregor, Jones, Mauch Filinow, Wood, J. Finger, Vezina, Powers. Posv tpartly hiddenj, Ansnach thiddenj, J. Hile. Nienhuis. istak. i if h I 96 THE OAKS LATIN Earl Schwass "Gallia est oinnis divisalu How those words ring in the mind! They are the opening words of Julius Cae- sar's hCOIl'1l'l1CIl1121l'iCS.H The reading of Caesars "Commentaries" climaxes two years of intensive grammatical study of the Latin language. It is then that the knowledge acquired during this period is applied by the pupil in his reading of this beautiful piece of Latin literature. And, for those students whose talent lies in language, this reading gives real enjoyment, a sense of real accomplishment. The student of the "Commentaries" has a feeling of satisfaction as he reads and under- stands what to most people is but a page of hieroglyphics. "Sum, eras, erat" . . . it all comes back to one when he sees a Latin de- Frnnt Row. Left to Right: Schouten, Eva Reelman. Gallia est omnis divisa . rivative in English, and then he rea- lizes that his study of a so-called "dead" language has not been in vain. How is it possible that such a lan- guage, known to Julius Caesar, can be of great value today? VVhy? Because all the Romance languages-French, Spanish, Roumanian, and Italian are outgrowths of the Latin. A large per- centage of English is derived from the Latin, so much that almost every other word can be traced to Latin "roots" A student of Latin does not need to run to a dictionary every time he sees an "umni" or an "oruni" in English. In addition, the study of a foreign language broadens the outlook, re- fines. and stimulates the rnind. Mr. H. A. Kruizenga is the able instructor. Second Row, Left- to Right: Jack Harvey, R. Sherburne, Westover, Fike. W. Turner, Knopf, Longtin. Standing: Mr. Kruizenga, instructor. Third Row, Left to Right: B. Ustling Chiddenl, Bement, Lillie, Ruiter, Boucher, Carey, Oualek, Vanderlaan. Back Row, Left to Right: F. Musk thiddenh, E. Ochs, Barreft Qhiddenh, Hradsky, Carlson, A. Dewitte, Thornberry. I .i,.,se'i is 4 I THE OAKS 97 X l tu? First Row on Left, Left to Right: Cavanaugh. Cierlak, Cincush. Galant Second Row on Left, Left to Right: Garber. Hopkinson, Howell, H. Johnson Third Row on Left, Left to Right: Leisman tstandingl, Lloyd, Lundoen, Maynard Last Row Back on Left, Left to Right: B. Smith. Strand, Wood. Posvistak traising handl, Miss Macdonald, instructor First Row on Right, Left to Right: Ross, Schie. Schwass Second Row on Right, Loft to Right: McGregor. Phelps Levez-vous, mademoiselle. Commencez French has often been called the 'fmost beautiful" of the languages, the language of romance. Derived from the Latin, French has been modeled and melloxved into a beautiful, living tongue, employed by a great Euro- pean people. It is these characteristics of the French language, and the fascination the study of a foreign language holds for a student, that has drawn many into the French course in our high school. Miss Kathleen Macdonald is the instructor. The study of French is fascinating because one realizes that it is a living language, employed by a great people, and the mastering of it will be an asset forever to him who acquires it. French acquaints a student more closely with the French people them- selves, and with France.. One learns about the beauty of France, with its century-old cathedrals, its ancient cit- FRENCH a lire. ies, its wonderful fertility, its magnifi- cent chateaux. And in learning this, the student grows to love France and the French people. All this makes French interesting and profitable. The study of French is divided into the study of grammar and vocabulary, reading and translation. Qf these, per- haps the reading and translation are the most enjoyable. A great deal of fun is had trying to roll a French "r" and to twist the mouth just so, to get the correct "u" sound. Then, too, the "beaux" and the "belles flames" can converse freely in the language of the French because it is the language of love and romance! French has many uses, practical and otherwise. Its cultural value is not to be denied. One may hear many stu- dents around the halls, passing on the query: "Parlez-vous francais?" And then the merry answer: "Oni, oui, mon- sieur," followed by a happy chatter. 98 THE OAKS Back Tables, Left to Right: Shuttie, Kobierski, Mixer, Blanshine, Raulin, Dodds, Dawes, Loiifers, Miller, Mr. Rakestraw. instructor Middle Tables, Left to Right: Morningstar, Leatherman. Jozsa. Walicki, Batchelder, W. Johnson Front Tables, Left to Right: J. Finger. J. Anderson, M. Dendrino, Reelman, Turner PHYSICS Benjamin Franklin had a knack for it, too. Jack Mixer Physics, to begin with, is a study of the physical changes in matter. lt is comprised of several divisions of study: heat, light, sound, electricity, and mechanics. These live sections are intensely studied during the year under direction of Mr. R. L. Rake- straw. The method of instruction follows an accepted laboratory manual and text. The experiments performed run parallel to the work in the text, or- dinarily. lfVith the exception of several hours a week spent on laboratory work, the rest of the time is spent in the lecture and recitation room. By this method of having the students do the experiments themselves, they come in closer contact with the work and re- member it longer. The laboratory in our school re- mains the same size, but the amount of equipment is increased from year to year. The incoming classes always have the use of the equipment obtain- ed in previous years, plus a little more new equipment which Mr. Rakestraw managed to obtain during summer va- cation. The equipment used represents a substantial amount of money, and yet there are many pieces of apparatus which would improve the lab consider- ably. Anyone- who studies physics will Find at some time during the year something which will appeal to him. If it is practical training which he needs, to lit him in part for being an electrician or a mechanic or a chemist or a plumber, he will find what he wants here. If it is more advanced study which he desires, looking for- ward to a profession, he will Find the beginnings here. If it is simply skill and dexterity for household use, that, too, can be found in the physics course. Mr. Rakestraw has faith in his stu- dents, and as a result, they have faith in their work, whatever may be their goal. THE OAKS 99 There's something evil brewing. Centuries ago, during the Dark Ages, the science of chemistry began to develop under the guise of what was then called alchemy. Alchemy originated in Egypt, and the god Hermes Trismegistus is represented as being its father. Alchemy was proba- bly introduced into Europe by the Arabians. There were two schools of alchemists: those who studied the properties of chemicals for the purpose of duping their fellowmen through sorcery and magic: and those who sought knowledge for legitimate use. Both schools of alchemists believed in the transmutation of metals-that is, that all metals could be turned to gold by a "philosophers stone," if that stone could only be found: a universal solvent: and the elixir of life- that is, some tluid which would dissolve gold and perpetuate life. From such dahbling in sorcery and magic grew the modern science of chemistry. To the inexperienced eye. much of chemistry would still seem CHEMISTRY Earl Schwass sorcery and magic. XYe little realize what an important part chemistry our everyday lives. lfnless studied chemistry he would plays in one has be surprised to learn that in seasoning his food with "ordinary table salt" he is using chemically processed Sodium formula NaCl, atomic weight, 58.52 and that by passing an Chloride, electric current through melted "table salt" the deadly poisonous gas, chlo- rine, is set free. All this sounds magical but to the student of chemis- try it is simple and logical. The chemistry student divides his time between the classroom and the laboratory both of which are under the instruction of Mr. R. L. Rake- straw, studying what he should in the classroom, and actually performing the experiment and tinding out for him- self in the laboratory. Back Tables, Left to Right: Phillips, Pedler thalf-hiddenj. F. Murray, R. Rakestraw, J. Finger, Mr. Rakestraw, instructor, Brunk, Currey: Artell Blanshine, Friese tboth facing back wallj Front Tables: Larsen, Waalkes, Diesel, Shuttie. J. Thomas, R. Johnson 5 7 "1 4 . lllllll 100 THE OAKS MATHEMATICS Yes, ma'am, it's an octa-octa-octahedron! Allison Blanshine Students wishing to study mathe- matics, whether they intend to be engi- neers, business men or women, or simply managers of a home, will find there is about as complete a course here as could be desired. Four semesters of algebra, two of plane geometry, one of solid geometry, and one of trigonometry, are offered. Beginning algebra, and advanced alge- bra are taught by Miss Florence Kurtz: college algebra, by Miss Vera Cum- mings. lllane geometry is a sophomore course extending throughout the year and is taught by both Miss Kurtz and Miss Cummings. Solid geometry and "trig" are taught by Miss Cummings. First year algebra deals with the fundamental operations and the use of positive and negative expressions. Un- less the student continues in mathe- matics, this first year's work will prove of little practical value aside from the practice which may carry over into business mathematics, soc- ial, or science, studies. Third semester algebra stresses functions and their graphs, the graph- ical solution of equations with both one and two "unknowns" College algebra deals with the quadratiefequa- tion, their graphs, the study of pro- gressions, permutations, combinations, and determinants. Students who do not use this credit toward graduation, have been allowed college credit. Plane geometry is the study of tri- angles, parallel lines, circles, polygons. and rectilinear tigures. Solid geometry is the study of prisms, pyramids, cylin- ders, cones, spheres, and their uses. Trigonometry presents the function of an acute angle of a right triangle. It demonstrates that the function of any angle can be reduced to the func- tion of an acute angle, and applies this principle to the study of the right and oblique triangles. Row on Left, Facing Glock: Buddy Dendrino fin immediate foregroundb: Irene and Julia Kosteles are hidden. Standing at Blackboard. Left to Right: S. Polanyi. Herbert Barfels. Front Row Near Blackboard, Left to Right: Coburn, Sc'1uster, Fortier lhidden, all but earb. Second Row, Left to Right: Hatch, Wood Cpartly hiddenl, Jensen, McFheron, Pierce, Engle, DeMars tnearest clockl. Third Row. Left to Right: E. Purchase, McCormack, Kioi, N. Leisman, Hinchman. Miss Florence Kurtz. instructor, was hidden at far right in this picture. , s..... , l ' . . THE OAKS 101 F Y 43?-'I Tables at Left, Left to Right at back: Unidentified th ddenj, Rogers thlurredl, Buckwald, He'zman, Coburn, A. Carlson tstandingl. Cater tstandingl. Mills te:d of tahlel. Left Tables, Left to Right, at Front: Fortier, H. Bartels, Matuz. Tables at Right, Left to Right: K. Kooi, Kaiser, Lelazd Pitcher, Groeneveld, Hart fstandingb. Standing at Rear, Left to Right: Pacyga, J. Krenns. Right Foreground, Left to Right: Aue, M. Kovarcik, H. Seng thiddenj, Miss Worcester, instructor. 100,000,000 guinea pigs cari't be wrong! Biology, a science that is alive. is the study of the origin, structure, func- tions, and life-history of plant and animal organisms. It is unaccompa- nied by cold figures and teaches ca e- ful observation in the held, woods, and stream. A realization of the greatness of God is a natural result of this study. This year, one hundred eighty stu- dents studied biology. It shows a de- cided increase over other years. A factor in the increasing number of stu- dents is the well equipped laboratory. A part the modern equipment follows: six compound microscopes and one binocular microscope, powered to see tiny bacteria and plant structures, a herbariam containing moss and plants of different species are grown, and many shelves for keeping specimens and equipment. Besides these articles, there is a sizable population of frogs, polliwogs ffuture frogsj, turtles, crabs, snakes BIOLOGY Mitchell Kobierski 1'non-poisonousil, lizards, spiders, a "resident" and a "non-resident" ali- gator, and cocoons, all of which are for observation purposes. All work connected with the collection of speci- mens is done by ambitious students. To be sure, without the intrusion of the Homo Sapiens the classroom would be a "balanced" nature world. Texts, consisting of a manual for experiments and a book for studying, and paper, constitute the students only expense. Experiments in pre- paring oxygen and nitrogen and test- ing for starch, carbohydrates, and sugar and others give the students the technique of experiment which prove invaluable later. The last ten weeks of school are spent studying man, with emphasis upon his health and well-being. llliss Margaret XN'orcester, instructor, hopes next year to have white rats for diet observation and a glass enclosed beehive and ant nest also for observation. FOREWORD MICHIGAN CENTENNIAL 1835-'37 -- 1935-'37 For a hundred years, Michigan has extended a mighty hand in the direction of progress. As far back as September, 1835, when Michigan was a frontier community filled with daring men and women who stood ready to defend their homes and rights with rifles, the spirit of progress was uppermost. Governor Horner, on the occasion of his first speech in Detroit, received a bullet through his hat and is reported to have said, "I apprehend no danger!" That is the sort of courage upon which our great state is founded. But in their feverish zest to build a state by carving and hewing their way through a wilderness, our pioneer fathers found no time for cul- ture. Indeed, there was no need for culture in those days. Yet in the history of every civilization there comes a time when culture is necessary to progress. Our forefathers realized this fact. It was during the Constitutional Convention of 1835, therefore, that a basis was laid for what is now a fine school system. Only a little had been accomplished before this time. Much has been accomplished since. Much more re- mains to be done. We have chosen the Michigan Centennial as the theme of the 1937 Oaks, not for the sake of flowery tribute, but simply out of gratitude. We are glad for what we have and what our state has been. The problem is nevertheless ever before us. We need strength to carry on, and we shall carry on, for we feel that in the schools of today rests the future of the next one hundred years even as our good fortune of the hour depended upon the foresight of men and women of a century ago. 102 THE OAKS iii ., Q tx.Vi.l au I V10 First Row. Left: Koziak talonel. Second Row, Front to Back: Gardner, Nordstrom. Panks. Third Row. Front fo Back: Bendus. Dnalek, Shunta, Simpson. Fourth Row: Front to Back: Pearson. Krueter thiddenh, Hislon, VanderVeen. I. Thomas. Fifth Row, Front to Back: M. Wilson, Beecham, Korstanie. Whittum, A. Smith. Sixth Row, Front 'o Back: 1. Anderson, Danford, Roliison. Clawson, A. Shunta thiddeny. Standing: Miss Irene Brief, instructor. SHORTHAND Clara Workman Shorthand is the art of writing words and phrases by the use of shorter sybmols, sometimes jestingly called "turkey tracks." Classes in this subject are taught by Miss Irene M. llrief. During the lirst semester Q11-ll, shorthand students begin their study in the Gregg Shorthand Manual, with accompanying and supplementary work in the Speed Studies. The stu- dents are allowed from one minute to one minute and fifteen seconds to transcribe each shorthand plate in the Manual. The students are also given work at the rate of from forty to fifty words a minute. In the latter chapters, material is dictated from sixty to sev- enty words a minute. Most of the stu- dents in the 11-1 class are capable ol reaching this speed. Others have the ability to take dictation even faster. During the second semester, before Turkey tracks! Thousands per hour! proceeding with their work, students are given a complete review of the first semesters principles. Business letters are dictated to the students at the rate of eighty words a minute. Students in third and fourth semes- ters are given a thorough review. By this method, the student is taught the special speed building principles. Miss Brief dictates the material to the 12-1 students at an average of from 75 to 90 words a minute. In both classes students are given various kinds of business letters to be transcribed on the typewriter. A speed of 100 words a minute is required for a fourth se- mester student. Miss Brief also gives much practice at the rate of 120 words a minute. This two year course enables com- mercial students better to secure a po- sition of a clerical nature in business offices. T H E O A K S 103 - SENIOR OFFICE TRAINING Listen to the clatter of the keys! "Senior Office Training" is designed to lit students for future secretarial work. The usual activities with which the stenographer-secretary is concern- ed are studied. The main object of Senior Ofhce Training is to develop and perfect the secretarial students ability as a shorthand writer and typist, and to broaden his knowledge of business procedure. lt provides practice in the laboratory in solving secretarial prob- sufficient materials lems, so as to add not only to the student's equipment as an effective business worker, but also to provide for his future growth. Certain factors typical to a large number of businesses are woven into the text, "Secretarial Studies," so that they will be valuable in any business the student might enter. JIJFIICB Van KHITIDBI1 Hn Monday of each week the stu- dents are given an assignment long enough to keep them busy the entire week. Un Monday a budget is handed in by each student containing the com- pleted assignment. Every day three accuracy tests are given, out of which one must be perfect. Besides these, speed tests are offered twice a week to help build up the speed of the stu- dent on the typewriter. The students also are required to finish ten lessons on the adding machine and ten lessons on the comptometer. Each student has the use of a type- writer two hours a day, of which part of this time is devoted to doing work for teachers, and practice on the add- ing machine and comptometer. Miss Kathryn Reid is the instructor. Standing tat hack of roomj, l.eft to Right: Workman, Mss Reid, instructor, Starks tat bulletin boardi Back Row Cseatedl, Left to Right: Burandt, E. Pettrson. Goranson. Cincush. E. Hansen thalf-hidden! Second Row, B:ck tseatedl: Marek, Papuan, Jedrezak. Melin tface hiddenb. J. Veeneman, Praskac Third Row, Back tseatedlz Spence. Chris'ophersun, Barr, Felber, Katt, Roth Fourth Row: M. Earle tstandingl. Hulka, Clark. Hendricks, Pomuer, Lorenz, Trosko, Walker Front Row: Skodack tall but scalp, hiddenl, Ouellette tnose hiddenl, G. Veeneman, Benedict, Shears, Fling s, ,, wwe- ' H 104 THE OAKS BOOKKEEPING Income, two bucksg outgo, one buck: prosperity! Louise Cardd A very well organized course of bookkeeping is given in Muskegon School under the ablc Mr. Roy A. Peterman. Heights High supervision of Two years are required for the course. There are two hundred thirty-one stu- in this department. dents enrolled The lirst semester work consists of: bookkeeping equations, journalizing, trial balance, work sheet, statements, cash journal, cash book, sales journal, purchase journal, general journal, and Potters' Practice Set involving all the foregoing headings. ln this section are enrolled forty-seven students. Second semester students are given a bookkeeping practice set in addition to their other work. ln this section one hundred tive pupils are enrolled. In the second year bookkeeping there are seventy-nine students. The text-book that is used is "Twentieth Century Bookkeeping' which offers practical bookkeeping transactions. During the second year some actual office practice is given. Mr. Peterman has a really worthwhile method of teaching this course. During the fourth semester, a iinal examination consisting of two months' work, is given. The students are instructed in detail for the first month, but the second month's work is completed entirely by the students. This test is of exceptional value to anyone desir- ous of doing bookkeeping work in the future. The class is so organized that the pupils may govern themselves. It has proved successful in other high schools and also this one. At the end of a two ycar term the students are ready to meet the business world's needs. This course is equivalent to any good commercial college. Single Rows Beginning on Left, Front to Back: J. Johnson thidden in cornerj, Walicki, Ochs, D. Smith, Kelly, unidentified. Second to Left on Outside Row, Front to Back: Mellow, Wiscll. Gould, Atkins, J. Wilson, Dodds. Third Single Row from Left Wall: Sandy, emnty seat. Frisbie. Dougherty, Zona, Cardd, empty seat. Monitors at Back Tables: Vandervelde, Braley, Howard, E. Peterson. Standing: Mr. Roy A. Peterman. instructor. Fourth Row from Left Wall. Front to Back: Pehr, Clark, S. Wagner, Fowler,VanderVeen, McArthur, J. Thomas. Second Row frotn Right, Front to Back: Melin, Shuttie, Engle, Lutz. Fortier, Prus. First Row on Right, Front to Back: G. Veeneman, Steiner, Keefer, Arnold, Sweet. THE OAKS 105 l .y TPTJT o"' Back Tables and Machines, Left to Right: Sutter, Kesteloot. Jones, Stockli tslandingy, McCaIeb,WiIson.Schr.ebo, Miss Morris, instructor Two Back Tables on Right, 1Left to Righty: Whiflow, Rhodea, Reed tall facing hack wall! Second Row from Back. Left to Right: Hansen tat machinel, Fling Cat tableb, Burandt, Nienhuis. Marchuk istandingb. Mz-nes tfacing Flingj. Vandervelde tfacing Nienhuisp, Parrott tfacing Marchukb Second Machine irom Front: Fowler: 'irst machine: D. Ostling: Front Tahle, facing camera: Dewitt: Prus, Prudick lfacing Dewitth: Far right table: Lawton Simplicity is beauty. That "simplicity is beauty" is one of the iirst facts taught about style in the introductory work undertaken in the clothing department. But in addi- tion to style notes, the ninth grade classes are taught to identify various Fibers, weaves, and by combining these two, the materials which they com- prise. Nine-two students are required to make four weaves: plain, basket, twill, and satin on a piece of cardboard for handicraft work. Advanced garment design classes cover the principles and elements of design which are very completely de-- tined and studied. The girls are taught the necessity of knowing how to har- monize color, te-xture, line, and light and dark. By doing this, they learn to combine the study of the elements and the principles. This also teaches them how to choose their material and pat- tern wisely. In general, the course is very practical from the standpoint of CLOTHING Betty Sikkenga both design and economics in the mak- ing of their own garments. The girls are allowed to make any clothing they need. according to their ability as judged by the instructor, Miss Mina Morris. Some garments made in the laboratory are blouses, skirts, dresses tboth sport and after- noonj, sport coats, suits, evening gowns, and beach wear. The girls may select their own pattern and mate- rial, but all work must be done in the laboratory. ln the spring of each year the cloth- ing classes present a style show to which guests of models are invited. The girls model the-ir own garment and tea is served to the guests by the foods classes. Miss Mina Morris has been the ve-ry able instructor in clothing for the past several years. 106 THE OAKS 6? 1 A qi - Far Left Row Near Wall. Front to Back: E. Szucs, Race, Kocker, Pierce tface hiddenb, Pronick, Ayers. Standing: Miss Nellie M. Johnson, instructor. Second Row from Left. Front to Back: Zimmer. Benedict, A. Jozsa, D. Smith, Marchuk, Hegedus. Third Row from Left. Front to Back: Vanderlaan, Gallant. Gallup, Hatch, Dodds, M. Dare, Kelly. Fourth Row from Left. Front to Back: Bogen. Shephard, Maynard, P. Earle, Parmelee. Valuck tfaee hiddenb, Panzer. First Row on Right, Front to Back: Szyler, Dornbos, Hutchinson, Leaf, L. Williams lface hiddenl. Last Row timmediate ioreground, on rightl: J. Earle, Kzrley. ART CLASS Dolores Zachariason Near the middle of the First semes- ter, the ljeaux Arts Club exhausted its fortune of thirty-live dollars by buying eighteen prints of modern paintings by famous artists. In former years, the Club has purchased large framed prints of the old masters and has hung them in various rooms of the High School. This time, however, the Club decided to obtain smaller prints of modern masters, suitable for classroom use. Un the Wfednesday before Decem- ber 25, a Christmas party was held at seven o'cloclc in the morning. The breakfast was a big success, owing to the hard work of the following mem- bers of the art classes: Cecil Foster, Joe Holtz, Herbert Meyer, Rosalyn Zimmerman, Beverly Hewitt, Flora Mason, Pearl Powers, Lillian Eng- lund, and Dolores Zachariason, each of whom served on a committee. En- Michelangelo didn't have this chance. tertainment was supplied by Harriet jones. During an active year, many extra, "outside" projects were completed by the art students. The scene used in the -lunior play was planned by Mr. A. M. Courtright. He had the follow- ing students as his assistants: Bonnie Xhfachsmuth, Kenneth LaNore, Paul Earle, and Herbert Meyer. Posters for the library were also made by several students. Not to be ignored, is the fact that our high school was repre- sented in both national and state art contests this year, A senior art stu- dent, Dolores Zachariason, won hon- orable mention in the state contest. A special feature of the Beaux Arts Club meeting this year was "An Art Pilgrimage to Famous Museums," given over the air by the University of Michigan, and interpreted to us by Miss Nellie Johnson, our adviser and instructor. THE OAKS 107 Half a stick, half a stick . . . onward! Master printers are made, not liU1'11. Here is a scene of the composing room where the students are converted into printers. Classes Fill this room every hour of the day, and with each class comes a group of boys all eager to set type and do other jobs which will en- able them to become first-class print- ers in the future. Some boys are just beginners but under the direction of Mr. C. F. Koehn they soon learn the fundamentals of good printing. Others who have had more experience take over the harder tasks sent to the print shop. The beginners have job sheets on which are planned certain type jobs to be set-up. Each job takes about a week to set-up. In these jobs the students are confronted with many of the primary problems of printing. In this room almost all of the high school printed work is set-up and later it goes to the press room to be run off. This printing consists of pro- PRINTING Elfurd Pedler grams, posters, blanks, tardy slips and many other printed forms. The printing matter is all hand set, letter for letter, and is a long exacting job as one can readily see. Skill is required to make some lines lit. The type is lirst set in a composing stick and from this it is transferred to a galley. The type is then put into a chase and locked. The chase is then mounted on the clam-shell motion press and impressions are taken from the mounted type. The composing room adjoins the press room. Those desk-like cabinets near which the boys are standing are the job case cabinets. The job cases contain the type with a space for every letter. These boys are either setting- up type to be run on the press or are throwing type back into the cases. In this room there is also a stapler for binding forms and pamphlets. The school paper is set-up and printed in this room with the whole round of classes doing their part. Back Cases, Left to Right: A. Anderson, Engle, Mr. Koehn. instructor: Sienkiewicz, Kaiser' tfacing rear wallj, . Reed, Tezeski thiddenh, Leland Pitcher tseated at far righti Middle Cases, Left to Right: D. DeYoung thalf-hidden, facing rearb, A. Snonaas, W. Hansen tfacing rearj, Matuz. Groeneveld, H. Vanderwest, Peter Pavliek, Kellogg thiddeni. Front Cases, Left to Right: Luick, D. Peterson, D. Dare tarm showing, far righti. .xg l ...L 108 THE WOODWORK Mitchell Kobierski He who fears not slivers, sharp knives, and whirring saws will always have an opportunity to earn a living long as there is a stick of wood left 3.5 in this world of ours. However, there is just one requisite: that whoever is to earn his living this way should first be able to call himself a true wood- worker. NVoodwork is taught in our school with the idea that no work is too dif- ficult for the students to do. In the first year, the student is taught how to use fundamental hand tools. He is required to make simple articles, at first, in which the use of hand tools prescribed are needed. The first step is to present a plan of the work within given specifications, then make an esti- mate of the cost of the material. The teacher, Mr. Wfilliam Dingler, who succeeded Nr. S. E. Strand, helps the students with their plans and esti- mates, provides them with wood. and deducts the cost of material from their shop tickets. The estimate is then put on a project card and kept in File to Left to Right: Meyers, Spence, Seymour, Nagle, W OAKS Watch out for your thumb, boys! be graded when the work is completed. In second year of woodwork, lathe work is begun. The student is shown how to operate a lathe, and studies its various uses. During the following year, the student is taught the intri- cacies of cabinet-making. Some of the articles require from a few weeks to several months for completion. Stu- dents help one another cheerfully. Mr. Dingler gladly helps them all. In the fourth or Senior year, a more extensive study of woodworking ma- chines is ushered in. The study is combined with more individual in- struction by the teacher. Many sen- iors are able to produce very "finished" products, many of which have a pro- fessional appearance. The woodwork room itself is well lighted and has many windows on the east side. Near the windows are Eve four-foot lathes with a six-foot lathe in the rear. A 36-inch band saw, joiner, and trimmer are on the left side. The work is done. on 25 sturdy tables. alters tat hand sawb, Hradsky tin cornerb, Mr. S. E. Strand, Qnstructor whenjhe pi-cture was takenl. Muckey, Walker tin foregroundj, Race, Hanis iwiih electric drillb, Buck, Farwig tbehind Buck and under Iightb, Coburn, Cooper tat Iathei. THE OAKS 109 I I Ii' If ll'l 'll If x i 1 X 4 '-59' Front Tables, Left tn Right: Lemke, Tieiema, Hemphill, Snaniolo, Pedler, Raulin, Poulin, Sircher, Leech. Standing: Mr. Courtright. instructor: Erickson, Nelson. Nill. Back Row, Seated. Left to Right: D. Dare. LeNore, Pastucha. MECHANICAL DRAWING A triangle and T-square are not unfamiliar. Qne of the most important branches of the manual arts work in Muskegon Heights High School is mechanical drawing. This subject is divided into three principal parts, namely: mechan- ical design, sheet metal drafting, and architectural drawing. The drawing department is under the supervision of Mr. A. M. Courtright, who is well qualified for the position, holding a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University and a bachelor of science Qin engineeringj degree from the Uni- versity of Michigan. Mr. Courtright has been here many years and also had previous practical experience in engi- neering with the General Electric Company. Students in drawing learn to "read" blueprints, do objective drawings, and make tracings and blueprints. VVhen a freshman enters the drawing depart- ment, he studies elementary drafting, comprising a study of various automo- tive parts and details of bench and drill-press vises. Bill Strudwick-Albert Lemke During the third semester, he stud- ies furniture design. In the fourth semester, he learns to portray develop- ments and intersections of sheet metal projects. During the fifth and sixth semesters, he is required to draw var- ious forms of gears and other machine parts. A student has a choice, in the hfth semester, of machine or architec- tural drawing. In architectural draw- ing, he learns the nomenclature of frame buldings, copying tails, and other elements. of small de- courses in- Advance architecture clude the drawing of plans for a Eve- room bungalow, consisting of eleven plates showing construction of cornice and sill, with four plates showing out- side elevations, details of front en- trance, cellar stairs, kitchen and cup- board, and specifications. The study of common architectural styles and free-hand sketching is next, concluded by study of a bank building design. 110 September October November December january T H E o A K s SCHOOL CALENDAR FOR 26-Grandville game..Here 3-Kalamazoo game c...,..,,..........,.,......There 10-Ottawa Hills game ee.,,,,,,,,,,Here 16-Creston game .. ,.,Here 2-l-Lansing Eastern,,Here 30-johnson Brothers. Lyceum Sl-Holland game ..., Here 6-Hi-Y Matinee Dance 7-Grand Haven ..,. There 13--Armand, the Magician 1-l-Benton Harbor game ,...,...........W....,....'l'l1ere 2lQMuskegon game, There 23-Debate 25---Junior Evening Dance Z6-Thanksgiving 27-No school lHurray!J 3-Pamakasika Pets, Lyceum 4-Alumni Basket Ball game -l-Senior Matinee Dance 11-Debate 11-Manistee game .,.. Here 15-Fall and XVinter Concert 18-Grand Haven game 23-Soph Evening Dance 23-School Closed for Vacation 29-Benton Harbor game .....................,...,..There 8-Peppy Booster Club Dance 9-Kalamazoo game. Here 12-Hi-Y Movie February March April May June 1936-37 15-Holland game .... There 22-Muskegon game, There 29-Grand Haven .... There 29-Debate .29-Semester Ended 29-Junior Matinee Dance 5-Benton Harbor .... Here 8-Mr. Bendell, Lyceum 11-Holland game ...... Here 12-Commercial Club Party 16-Hi-Y Movie 19 -Holland ..,....,.c,.,... Here Z6-M uskegon game, There 3-junior Play Cmatineej -Junior Play Qeveningj -Albion College Band Z2-Ben East, Outdoor Editor 5 17 2-"The Spring Swingu 22--College Day ZS-Rip Van XYinkle 27-Spring Concert Z8-NV. 5. T. C. Glee Club 29-Rural Visiting Day 4-Hi-Y Movie 6-Girls Gym Exhibition 7-All-School "Mixer" 15-Regional Track Meet at Kalamazoo 19-Senior Class Play Qmatineej 21-Senior Class Play Ceveningj 13-Baccalaureate 15-Class Day and Senior Breakfast 17-Commencement 18-"The End of the Trail" THE OAKS 111 A HISTORY OF MUSKEGON HEIGHTS Sylvia Meeuwsen Muskegon Heights is one of the few cities in Michigan which were char- tered while the land was still a wilder- ness. As early as 1890, an improvement company of Muskegon decided to hold a sale of lots on the land surveyed and platted for Muskegon Heights. The day of the sale. was set for May 12, following the decision of several manufacturers to build factories in the Muskegon Heights area, providing enough lots were sold. Un the open- ing day, more than 3564.000 worth of lots were sold at S130 each! Thus began what is now the thriving city in which we live. Home construction, however, did not begin until the real estate "boom" had subsided to some extent. There was one resident, though, who had the foresight to establish a home on what is now Peck street, as far back as 187-1. His name is lVilliam Collier, the first Muskegon Heights resident. Mr. Col- lier told us that the land which he purchased was previously owned by Samuel Peck, whose orchard extended over 15 acres lying between the boun- daries of what is now called Peck street and Hoyt street. At that time there were only three houses on Peck street south of the Muskegon County court house, in Muskegon. In -lune, 1891, the population was 300. An organization meeting was held to further the appointment of the village council. The roads of the vil- lage. were mere trails, and Getty street the only route on which one might reach Norton. But improve- ments soon began. By the year 1892 Peck, Jefferson, and Broadway were paved with cedar blocks over which commerce was swiftly flowing. The Village of Mus- kegon Heights had several factories which were paying Sl,525,000 a month in wages. The Alaska Refrigerator com- pany is said to have been the largest company of its kind in the world at that time.. Kelly Brothers Manufac- turing company produced interior dec- orations and hnishings. This company was organized in 1888, and employed 125 men. The Morton Manufacturing company came to Muskegon Heights in 1891, incorporated with an author- ized capital of S100,000. The Morton family is now and always has been one of Muskegon Heights strongest sup- porters. Following these years of prosperity, there came the economic depression of 1893. Many land owners were finan- cially disabled. Some were forced to give up their land and return to the place of their origin. Une Mr. Alias Merrill, who was a real estate promot- er and owned 80 acres of land, was forced to return to Maine. He had made the trip from Maine to Muske- gon Heights by canoe. Those were the days of the pioneer! By the year 1900, things had taken a much better turn. The population had increased to 1,0l2, generally a sign of increasing prosperity, and the vil- lage decided to "grow up" into a city. The village officials, including Village Attorney Turner, President L. E. Eg- gert, Thomas Stead, Henry Morton, and Fred Cashbaugh, drew up a new charter. The village fathers retired in 1903 in favor of new city managers. Councilmen included George Betts, Martin Schoenberg, Red Ridout, Thomas Stead, Robert Morris, and Joseph Atkins. Charles Adams was given the honor of being the first mayor of Muskegon Heights. The city progressed rapidly. In 1906 appropriations were made for the new city hall. Many places of business were put into operation: a general store, hardware store, and bakery. A water system was established, the First well being drilled on VVest Sherman boulevard. In addition, a standpipe was erected. This system accommo- dated the city householders and pro- vided protection against fire. It is in- teresting to note that in 1906 the busi- ness section of the city which now is located near the site of the Consumers Power Company on Peck street, was a vineyard. The vineyard extended over 40 acres and was the property of Samuel Maffett. D C:- 112 THE Muskegon Heights schools have made great progress since the building of the original one-room school at Sixth and Broadway, in 1891, In 1892 a bond was issued for the construction of a second school. Land was pur- chased on the site of the present Cen- tral -lunior High school for S900. Education proper really began in 1893, but for several years there was little or no improvement made in the build- ings. In 1910, however, Glendale school was built. South Park then followed. By 1915 there were 1,773 pupils and only 46 teachers, necessitat- ing the construction of Uak Grove school, and the building of additions to Glendale and South Park. A strong demand then arose for a high school beyond the tenth grade. In 1921 Muskegon Heights High School was opened for 'lbusinessf' and Mr. C. F. Bolt, our present principal, was hired for the job of leadership in the high school. How well he has done OAKS this can be seen in the years that have passed. His enthusiasm never weak- ensg his faith in youth is strong. Central Junior High School and Central Grades provides opportunity for education for pupils from the mid- dle section of the city. Roosevelt and Lindbergh schools were established in 1930 and are line examples. All children in our city, therefore, have access to the best kind of train- ing. There are today about 4,500 stu- dents attending Muskegon Heights public schools. In 64 years, it has been seen, a bar- ren wilderness has become a city of four square miles area and a popula- tion better than 15,500. As is true of any pioneer development, much in the way of culture may be added. VVe of the graduating class of 1937 believe that this phase of progress has been neglected only because of necessity. We feel that it is definitely "on the way." V P: A 4 .3 f.5l 04' cg, gtg, d Q ' im, 'fsiff' f- Y N ' "fed lf , --gasp Gyfloq-' V' 'L 1-,L-, -,.7 THE SCHOOL DAZE At seven sharp in the morning, They get you out of bed! It's an awful noise that alarm clock makes! It goes right through your head! "Out of bed, you sleepy head!" Then you scrape and scrub and scratch! Wipe the dirt upon the towel And throw it down the hatch! Ah! the aroma of pancakes! Down the stairs you dash- To Find your steaming pancakes Are nothing but fried hash! After a little breakfast, During which the milk you spill, You leave the house in a hurry And go out in the morning chill. When you arrive the bell is ringing! So you rush right through the door: And hurry to your locker Which is on the second floor. After taking off your coat and hat, You grab up all your books: Then run down to your classroom-late- Into your teacher's "icy" looks! After an hour of struggle and worry You heave an awful sigh: You didn't have your lessong The reason: you didn't try! Next comes a test in literature. You can't remember much. . . The teacher watches closely. . . So your notes you dare not touch! R-i-i-i-n-n-g! That's it now. Hurray! The good old noon hour is at hand. Your lunch is in your locker, So you run to beat the band. The time goes by quite swiftly In this season known as Spring! You get back after lunch in time . . . To hear the tardy bell ring! The teacher's already at the blackboard! She lets her eraser fall! Now's the time to redeem yourself If you ever hope to pass at all! With gentlemanly grace and swagger, You reach down to the floor. . . jumping Jehosophat! A ri-i-ip-p-i-n-g sound! And your best Sunday pants are "tore!" Editor's Note: The two poems on this page were early in the are glad to OAKS 113 THE BIG GAME The big day has arrived at last, With everyone there to cheer The greatest teams around these parts When they meet for their annual "smearf' The crowds are thronging in the gates Under that great expanse of blue, Waving the colors of their schools To which they are so true. If one has been wondering who will win, He has spent many sleepless nights, Because the teams who are meeting today Are Muskegon and the Heights. They always prove a worthy match, The games being mighty tough: And one must see the very last play Before one has had enough. As the teams come out upon the Field The stands go wild with joy. The players all warm up a bit, Then call for the water boy. Now the teams are lining up: The Heights is to kick the ballg Twenty-two boys with all nerve Wait for that referee's call. s tense, The whistle blows and the game is ong The fullback takes the kick. For ten-fifteen yards he runs Before he's tackled, clean and slick! They easily make their first ten yards, Much to the Heights' dismay! But next they try to hit the line, And fumble on the play! A Heights man drops upon the ball And holds it very tight. So now his team can have its chance To show the crowd its might. The Heights first trys a "spinner," But Muskegon knows the gameg And the way one man is tackled Proves that it is not so tame. Third down! A man drops back to kick! But instead he throws a pass! 'Way down the field in the clear it's caught, A touchdown for our class! Amid the cheering from the stands The Heights lines up and kicks: The ball goes sailing through the air Between the upright sticks! voluntary contributions to THE OAKS. submitted year by Paul Finger. After months of indecisien because of limitations of space, the editors say that space was found tor their publication. These poems in no way represent Class Poems. They were merely written for enjoyment. Paul got a "kick" out of creating them. It is hoped that in the future more students will recognize that there is a great deal of enioyment in creative effort ot this kind. THE OAKS and the school newspaper, THE ACORN, is always glad to receive original poems, stories, essays. news articles, or editorials. It is good school spirit and good for your own spirit! THE OAKS STAFF Editorial Department Editor-in-chief .....................,.........Q...........,,,.,.......... Mitchell Kobierski Senior Associate ...,... .,.,.. ....... .....,................ E l f ord Pedler Junior Associate ,.,...........................,,.......,.,..,. .................. E arl Schwass News Editors: Betty Sikkenga, Margery Brunk, Doris Snelling, John Jozsa, Sherman Lloyd, Andrew Shuttie, Allison Blanshine, Lloyd Eason, Ernest Gyebnar, Merle Benedict, Bill Strudwick, Albert Lemke, Jack Mixer. Maynard Clark, Kenneth LaNore, Bernadette Ross, Muriel Sondcen, Lois Thoma, Pris- cilla Nienhuis, Louise Cardd, ,lunice Van Kampen, Marjorie Risk, jeraldine Veeneman, Elsie Campbell, Betty Dawes, Margaret Johnson. Adviser: Mr. VV. E. Murray. Printing Department ' Makeup Editors and Pressrnen: joe Mason, Joe Sienkiewicz, John Anderson, Robert Dombrausky, Robert Kellogg, Eli Santo, junior Thielbar, Kenneth Broadbent. Richard Brosey, John Jozsa, Vernon Leatherman, Herbert Meyer, LaNore Reed, Daniel Dare. Robert Engle, Elford Pedler, ,lack Buck. Adviser: Mr. C. F. Koehn. A rt Department Art Editor ....,..................................,,,.,.,,,,,,,,,,..,,.,,,,,.,,,,,, Herbert Meyer Associate Editors:Dolores Zachariason, Paul Zimmer. Kenneth H. Johnson, Cecil Foster, Kenneth LaNore. Elford Pedler, jack Leaf, joe Holtz. Adviser: Miss Nellie M. Johnson. A dvertising Department Advertising Manager ,,.,.,,,,,.,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,.,,,,,,,.,, i, Allison Blanshine Associate Managers ............................ Charles Miller, Harold Santo Solicitors: Andrew Shuttie, Paul Starks, Boyd Morningstar, joe Hol'z, Bct'y Dawes. ' Adviser: Mr. H. A. Kruizenga. Subscription Department Captains of the Girls ..............,....... Betty Sikkenga, Felicia Vandak Captains of the Boys ..... ....,.. ll larvin Geisler, Robert Engle Adviser: Mr. R. A. Peterman. Photography Department Commercial Photographer: Mr. C. F. Bolt, in charge. Typing Department Managers of Copy: Junice Van Kampcn, Maynard Clark, Clara Wforkman, and Priscilla Nienhuis. THE OAKS 115 Nl IIIIZIU Y. 1 116 THE OAKS Above is shown a very clear pictorial explanation of the way in which The Oaks advertising solicitors do their work. Although the process of selling advertisng for The Oaks is not confined to the activities of only one solicitor, nor to only one advertiser. as shown here, nevertheless this picture is typical of what takes place. In this instance, Charles Millar, a senior advertising solicitor of more than ordinary enthusiasm, is explaining the value of Oaks display advertising to Mr. John Vandervelde, local Mr. Vandervelde is a graduate of Muskegon Heights High School and therefore, with the problem which each year confronts the senior class. He is merchant. is well acquainted, also aware of the value of good will, and certainly does his share toward proving its value. Such cooperation as this. which is typical of all merchants and manufacturers who each year see their way clear to assist the graduates. cannot fail to bring good results. now and later. A WORD TO OUR ADVERTISERS Allison Blanshino Advertising Manager lt is obvious that the cost of pub- lishing a book of this kind is very high. XYhen subscribers and adver- tisers are the only source Of income, it means the closest sort of cooperation in order to make The Oaks possible. XYithout the assistance of advertisers, the annual senior class yearbook would be one half as large and one half as valuable to the seniors and their families. NVe did not raise the advertising "rate," but chose rather to solicit lar- ger, and more, advertisements and to ask for more subscriptions. XVe are pleased to say we have "gone over the top." In every community, worthwhile projects are supported and sponsored by the leaders in the community. Vtfe feel that our advertisers are among the leaders of this community and we cannot speak too highly of the good will and genial audience given our so- licitors, Not only does your good will help us morally and linanoally, but it shows a loyalty toward civic progress, toward our high school. It shows a faith in us who are still young. This type of spirit gives us added conti- dence: it makes us feel that there are many, with whom we must deal in the fast approaching weeks and months, who stand for the ideals and kind of life in which we have been taught to believe. Those of us who were privileged to solicit the advertising contained in the following pages, feel highly repaid for the contacts we have made with you. This opportunity to "do business" is not presented to everyone, nor to every senior. In this very practical and per- sonal way, we are grateful to you. In a larger sense, the entire school is grateful to all our advertisers. NVe shall not forget what our advertisers have done. T H E O A K S INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Anderson Packing Co. .....,..,. . Arctic Ice Cream ....... Arntz Sporting Goods ...... B. R M. Service Station ...... Beckquisfs Kodaks ..,......... C. H. Boelkins K Sons ..,........ Boyd Auto Sales Company ...,,, Brainard's Food Market ...... Broadway Lunch ..,..,,,.,... Broadway Pharmacy ,,,,,,,,.,r,....,, Campbell, Wyant, and Cannon Carl's Stores .......,,.....,.........,.,,....., Chase and Panney, Insurance ...... Consumers Dairy ......,...,......,... C: ston Motor Company ...... Dana Printing Company .,.... C. B. Dawes, Florist ...i.... Dick's Gas Station ............... Edwards Lumber Company .... Emil's Food Market ................. Feethanfs Jewelry Company Felt Studio, Photography ....... Frederick's Lumber Company Friend, the Tailor ..................... Frozen Gold Ice Cream ...,..,. B. F. George, Moving .,.... Gerst, Albert C., Barber ........ . Giroux 8: Hodson, Grocers .... Hackley Union National Bank Hahn's Drug Store ....,..,............ Hathaway Motor Company .... Heights Dry Cleaners .,.,............ Hoffman Motor Sales ................ Hommes, Peter, Insurance and Real Estate ................................ Hosler, John, Clothing .....,...... HoWell's School of Business .. Hutchinson, jack, Gasoline ....... Jersey Ice Cream .................. Lee Hardware .......... Lee Funeral Home ..,....,............ Long, George A., Typewriters 18 ....,.,1-1: ....,..-130 .,,,.,,139 ...,...,126 .......130 ,....,.132 ..,,..,127 ..,,..,1-11 .......l-11 171 ...,..,132 ...W133 ,,,,,,,139 ,,,,1,.122 ,.,,,,,1-15 ,.,,.,,131 ..,,..,,14-1 ...,,,,,128 .,,,,,,143 ....,..l3o 19 ......,13-1 ..,.,..1-14 ....,..131 ...,.,.133 ...,,,,120 .......1-14 .......123 ...,.,.11S .......144 .......133 ,.,....140 ...,...118 .......142 .......123 .......135 .......140 ....,,,124 .......124 .......l36 Martin Coal Company .,,. Meister. A., Mickey! S Muskegon Muskegon Muskegon Feed Store .,,.,,,,,,,, Michigan Associated Telephone Michigan Bakeries, Inc. .,,,.... . hoe Shop ....r,,,.,,, Gas Company .,r. . Heights Dairy .,,..,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Heights Furniture Co. ,,,,,.,,,,, , Heights Record ..rr,,....,.. Muskegon Muskegon Na ional L Nordstrom Norge Div Northrop's Olive May Savings Bank .,,,.,,,. umherman's Bank ..,,,, Dairy .,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,, ision, Borg-VVarner .. Home Bakery .t,...,. Beauty Salon ,,,,, ParmenLer Auto Sales ...A 1-'arson's Dry Goods Store Patterson Press ..,....,,.,..... Peterson Coal Company ...,.. , Pierson Clothing Shop .t,,t,rt Price Dry Cleaners ....................,... Puri'y Dairy Products Company Pyle Pattern and Manufacturing Quigley, Interior Furnishings ..,, Radium Studio ...................,..... Reed's Market, Meats .........., Reid and Graff, Plumbing ........ Roberta, The Beauty Shop .,.. Rockenbach's Music House ,.... Rosenbaum's Meat Market ...... Sanitary Dairy ......................... Schlossman Theaters, Inc. ...... . Sealed Power Corporation ,. ..... . Shaw-Walker Company ......... Sheldon, School Furniture ...... Square, Th e Clothing ............. Sunoco Service Station ............ Tupe's Springs and Welding ...... WKBZ Ra dio Station ................ Wooda11's Drug Store ........ Yeager's B eauty Shop .................. Young Auto Parts Company ....... ......... 117 136 137 123 125 142 131 138 119 126 1215 129 126 1211 135 141 133 132 137 120 125 1-12 137 139 128 134 142 122 135 138 123 136 133 143 127 130 129 131 139 134 137 140 136 1 18 T H E O A K S luxe 11- 11: 1 -- 14' 1 - 1411- 14- 1 110101 o1o3n2o3n3u3 xioirvioioq. 30101 1010101 1:0 Q Complete Property Service i PETER 1-loMMEs AGENCY 5 2 INSURANCE sz REAL ESTATE 2 Q IOOO Jefferson St. at Hume Ave. Phone 32-046 Muskegon Heights, Mich. i :T 0:4 rioioioioiozoqfpnicrirxiunicnioioioiozoiuirnioir ioioinioioifrioioirlingo 9. .'..-..q.ga..,qv,qwfqoqvquqr,--,Qi,...,q0q.,q.,.-,pop-vu.-f. pit--r-wqap..-.,.-.,-m...,..:, Q "THE FRIENDLY STORE" ! HAI-lN'S DRUG STORE Q MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN 5 Q Broadway at Jefferson .g.......:..:..-..::....:.,..,.-..:. :Z :. .-. 2. Australian entering hospital: Cllow, Bill. Cllow, Steve. Come in to die? No. yesterdy. Chas, Miller: llon't bother me. lvlll writing to my girl. Private: But whv are vou vvritinw so slowly Chas. Miller: She ean't read very fast. . . as ? Narj. Define indigestion. Marv. G.: lt's the failure to adjust a square meal to a round stomach. Mr. Murray: I would like a prepara- tion of phenylisothiocyanate. A. Shuttie: Do you mean mustard oil? Mr. lXiu:'ray: Yes, l can never think of that name. "Say," inteiruptecl a third. "lf you guys will get your hands out of my pockets, I'll get off here." Phone 32-245 I 20141014114rioioioicmiemiavioioiozuoxo XYatchagotna packidge? Sahook. Xkfassanaimuvitt? Sadickshunery, fullonaimes. Gonna gettaplecedog angottagettanaim- ferim. First Shark: X'Vhat's that funny two- legged thing that just fell into the water? Second Shark: I'll bite. M. Sweet: How is it that you have only written ten lines on milk and the rest have written pages? Y. Sherburn: I wrote on condensed milk. Mr. Holverson Qroaring with ragel: XYho told you to put those flowers on the table? Student: Mr. Bolt did, sir. Mr. Holverson: Pretty, aren't they? 0210101111014xiaxzoioinxoing50111101411413011airairini:xinicnioioioioioiozrozo s. DERSCNQ PACKING COMPANY 1. s. A. BRAND SMOKED MEATS 2 ! THE OAKS 119 ofa: 11:1-41: 1n1n1n11. 14. 11, 1 i.1n14.1u14 :11:11:1-:1u14:11:1::1:11-vi-:1t:1:1 101 are Q PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS 9 C. FELT at COMPA Y u 5 PHONE 22-269 LYMAN BLOCK i ,:,3,,1,,1,,3,,g,,g,,1s4i1u1o1iz 1 1:1 1411 11 1: 1: 1: 1: 14-14,11,14-1011-1n1r.:iQQo G. Skodack: Me father and a man naxned Dooley have been fighting for twenty years, but now they've stopped. Holtz: XVhy? Did they bury the hatchet? G. Skodack: No: they buried Dooley. .l- Klule in a barnyard, lazy and sick. Boy with a pin on the end of a stick. Boy jabbed the mule: mule gave a lurch,- Services Monday at the M. E. Church. Many worse things have come to pass, sighed the school teacher as she gazed at the incoming class. Kenneth l.aNore inust live in a very small Flat. How can you tell? lYhy, haven't you noticed that his dog wags his tail up and down, instead of sideways? nl. Mason: Say. what's the idea of wearing my raincoat? C: Miller: XYell, you wouldn't want our new suit to get wet, would you? Steve S.: I would like to marry your daughter. Mr. Carlson: XYell, sir, you can leave your name and address, and if nothing better turns up, we can notify you. 02011011101:v1u1u1n1n1n1u1i1 1 1 ii i1o1o1oin1o1 14 1 11 11 101 vi niuiuxzo l Tw' ' A " ?'E1'3z4r-1,5-J--5-ff'-'-' 4' Q O Congratulations i l l 2 to the P l 2 Class of 1937 l l I . Complete Her Happiness Q Make Her Graduation 5 Gift a i LANE CEDAR CHEST g . . . a genuine LANE Cedar Chest - - l ! with Guaranteed Muskegon Heights Furmture Co. g Moth PYQQf4'fFfi0n Buy Here With Confidence i Q 120 THE OAKS 031111111 zuzuiizinzuqbuinz1--1914111:iu21r1oicr1c:1o14ninv14:c94w1-0101 141341-:into 4 PETERSON COAL COMPANY i KENTUCKY BLUE GEM COAL E Q PHONE 32-274 Comrade Harry Moses writes us "Robert gave Richard a rap in the about a boy who could not pronounce ribs for roasting the rabbit so rare." the letter "r" correctly. His teacher, After a moment's thought, the boy trying to improve the lad's speech, said: "Bobby gave Dick a poke in the asked him to repeat after him: side for not cooking the bunny enough." o:ox1t:1u3.:1-iirgiigii.:.g14gi.f1.g14g1.gi,i4gi.ii.gi.11.3i.,1ggiigiigiuiggiqgugipi-,igY. GERST'S BARBER SHOP Q Corner of Broadway and Sanford l U Q L. Cardd: Are you the celebrated lion ..D0eS She have her Own way? Etiiuer' -N I lv N I 1 I. "Does she? XVhy, she writes her ' Orenz' OZ on 5 Lom J me mug diarv a week ahead of time." and clean their teeth. ' i 2 g l 5 2 5 Compliments of i ' f i l ORGE Q I 5 ' ROLLATOR REFRIGERATION 2 g E Q i 5 Q Q 2 ! i sas NEW NORGE Paonucrs NOW ON msPLAY AT LocAL DEALERS ! 9:4 inio10ioioZ1 10101011 ibioinioioioinic iojoioioioioiaozo 0.012x1u2nx3n1uiu:n:n3o:1 inr1n:n3u3ni4xiuiuiuiniug11111110101 11010111105 THE OAKS CAMPBELL WYAN T 81 CANNON F GUN DRY M O T O R CASTINGS MUSKEGON HEIGHTU MICHIGAN xioioioiuiuioi xc il DEDIC MR. SELMER E. STRAND We of the 1937 Graduating Class wish to recognize also the outstanding work of another manual arts instructor, Mr. Selmer E. Strand, who this year left the teaching profession to engage in.: industry. His departure, after tif- teen years of service as woodshop in- structor in Muskegon Heights High Schoolg is a distinct loss. For nearly a generation, he has helped students to take their places in the industrial world. His contributions to the suc- cess of many extra-curricular activities were generous. For years, Mr. Strand was business adviser of The Oaks. And- .so we say, "Goodby, Mr. Strand, and the best of luck!" S , . x - sq. , . , W EL e- -- r TION MR. CALVIN F. KOEHN We, the members of the Senior Class of 1937, dedicate this volume of The Oaks to Mr. Calvin F. Koehn, printing instructor. For the past sixteen years Mr. Koehn has given willing and faith- ful service to Muskegon Heights High School. We shall long remember his affectionate counsel. We ,shall not forget, either, that when the time ar- rived for the printing of the school newspaper and yearbook, year after year, he faced the task gladly. Through the years, Mr. Koehn has been an im- portant iniiuence in boy leadership. He has shown many, including the Hi-Y boys, the Christian way of life. May he continue his good work wherever he may be. ' ' ,. 122 THE OAKS 'ii'L'i'i'Ti'5S'T'5lfIiTV1'6'T5R'55TVl'FL3LN'Y""'Mi PONTIAC MOTOR CARS I : 258 MARKET STREET PHONEZ3-300 N. Erickson: Say mister, hold these Don XY.: l'm going to sneeze. hooks a minute! Hill R.: At who? Mr. Bolt: Little hov, don't You know D011 XX-3 A'fCh0Ol that l'm the principal ot this schoolr Duty Du: Xvhat are the Constituents N. Erickson: Oh! That's all right. ofiquartz? You look honest. -lack F.: Pints. goiit11:rioiozoiuioioit514rxoioioirri-iioiuiuvinzoiog1o1u1o1o1o1o1i::4rCo? I ! i REID - GRAFF COMPANY 5 i Plumbing - Heating - Ventilating Q i AUTOMATIC STOKERS l i 1417 Peck Street Phone 32-021 i lluhhy: l miss the old cuspidor since 'ADad, can we move soon?" it's gone. "XX'l1y move. son ?" XYifey: You missed it before. Thats "Aw, l've- licked all the kids around why it's gone! here." fu: ri: ini inlimitizixiizvvgiqtrinyinmiriinziqogoquiuiniozoiuiiiix 101011: 'Q' A 4 g TO THE GRADUATES OF i MUSKEGON HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL j i "CLASS OF 1937" l i . . l ' Twelve years of preparation are completed. Congratulations to you. I Q You'll begin now to make your own plans more - - to chart your own course g - - to paddle your own canoe! Bon voyage! We have no sermon to preach i to you. No secret formula to offer. i Q just one thing to say- -and that is this: ! Hackley Union has worked with the Fathers, and the Granclfathers, and even g the Great Cranclfathers of many of you folks now graduating. i lf at any time you think our experience might help you in any way, we invite A l Q you to come ancl talk with us. Two heads may he better than one. l i You'll be the husniess men and women of "tomorrow," which soon becomes i i "today," Success to you. 2 THE HACKLEY UNION i Q NATIONAL BANK Q g Western at First Broadway near Peck E G 0:01 pgugozozuzoxoz ri iz ri 1n1n: 14 14 14'10if'i0i0il'i010I0z0 THE OAKS 123 Buy with Confidence at a Saving , . I R O S E B A U M 2 s'rocK YARDS MARKET Q U. . . . .?8F' 5:31.:..:?2..E?'e'3E?s1..:..:2F?- Eed:fL..:..:..:.-..-.9. 1i""""'""""":"' :":":""l"l:l':": I """"""l' ' """3' g Owe s C OO O usinessg I-I ll' S h l f B ' Q I I GRADUATES I . Q I Are always ln Demand : i E ! ,,,, ,,,,.,.,,,.,.,..,,,.-,.,.-.,-..,.-.,.-.,..-..-.-.-.,-.-.-.-.-.-,,-,!. I "There'll he one good thing when Little Mary was left to hx lunch. the season's over," remarked the farmer who took summer boarders. "I can shave this bunch of spinach off my chin and pull my trouser legs out of my boot." Gob: At the dance Thursday night. ' my suspenders broke right in the middle of the dance floor. She :Weren't you terribly embarrassed? Goh: No, my roommate had them on. Hotel Proprietor: Do you want the porter to call you ?" Guest: No thanks! I awaken every morning at seven. Proprietor: Then would you mind call- ing the porter? and when the mother returned with :I fiend she noticed Mary had the tea strained. "Did you hnd the lost strainer ?" Mother asked. "No, Mother, I Couldn't, so I used the fly swatterf' Mary replied. Mother nearly swooned, so Mary hastily added: "Don't get excited. Mother, I used the old one." "I guess I'ye lost another pupil," said the professor as his glass eye rolled down the sink. Early to hed and early to rise Keeps your roommate from wearing your ties. 0 0.0131101oi1viirioiIbi1viIui1Iiiiiiriiniiniiriiriixianini f 4110111203011riuiniuincozo Q .lohnny's sitting pretty today. He has a "date" with .lane for the Senior Re- E ception and a dollar besides. Q Johnny bet Al that he could get a date with .lane before anybody else. Al ! bet him a dollar, and then raced over to .lane's house to ask her. But when he arrived, he found that .lane was "dated up" for the Reception. Q Johnny had called Jane on the TELEPHONE. 5 MICHIGAN ASSOCIATED TELEPHONE COMPANY 2 ! Dial 23-794 Business Office 840 Terrace Street 9:4 pq101030i1,3.,101 ,1 ,1 ,q ioiuiuiwiianinioia it iiiiiiioiarioicmiuioicxicinio 124 THE OAKS ofa 1r.1,,1.,3.,1.,1,,3.,g,.,1.,g.lq 94:11:nxt-31liningsIzu1nrin1:14niarxuznxninxuxsozy J., H. LEE s Hardware 4:0 1011114ni:111xi:niniuiuiuiuirrinioiuiuinioitsitoiuiuininrioioiuiuimwi 0:4 D Preston li.: You look like a nice, sensible girl. Let's get married. Donna .lean A.: No, l'm just as nice and sensible as I look. Une auto manufacturer tests his ears by running them day and night till they fall apart. lYe get the same result by just letting a friend take ours for a week-end. The dancing masters deplore a de- terioration seems our bow when mine, baby in American manners. lt younger blades no longer asking, "ls the next crawl P" yo.1 c.tn't spell the other one." "To1n1ny, what is a synonym ?" synonym? A word you use when I I I ! I I I I I I Q I Q I I I I I I I I I Q I g I I I Q I U I Q I g I I I I ! g Compliments of 5 LEE F U ERAL HOME g offnaw-cm-in-cm-11I-nous:-11-if'14-xvxvxc-cn'-uarfr :mir'14mialing:Ianninznioiuxeuia-:maze o T H E O A K S 125 l'i"i'if'i' 'i' ' l i g Pierson Clothes Shop i i E Like a National Hook-up Q our Values Speak from all parts 2 of the Store. Q - l 3 I E YOUNG lV1EN'S SUITS 325. 530. 5 2 WASH TROUSERS 5 2. S 3.5 Q 93 1 Terrace Street 95:11:11ni1111rim11zn1u:ni:niru1uiu3oi4ni o A backwoods woman, the soles of whose feet had been toughened by a lifetime of shoelessness, was standing in front of her cabin lireplace one day when her husband addressed her. "You'd better move your foot a mite, mawg you're standin' on a live coal." Said she, nonchalantly: "XVhich foot. 2 FLANNEL TROUSERSS 4. 6.5 Near Muskegon Ave. 1niuiuiuinimrinqsoil:1ui4ri4+iu1nini':' Paul Starks: You can tell a high school student, in school and after graduation, by the way he signs his name. For instance: Freshman: Bill Smith. Sophomore: XN'illiam Smith. Junior: NV. Algernon Smith. Senior: Wlilliam A. Smith. paw?" Job hunter: Smith, E. -fl-1--1'-1--fi-1-M M-1'-1-0-1'-1'-4'-f -0-ww-1'-1ww-0-0-0-1--1-0-4-4-.f. g BREAD Rotts 5 Vw o' w 2 w w Q g ,W MICHIGAN Wx 2 ix! BAKERIE5 ff 2 -We l f c ozonioioioioioicrioioirrifrilliahlrinriuloi fini ri r1oi02o11vifr14ljo10i4r1oQ 126 THE OAKS 0:1-:nxt 1 rx xoxo: Quin: xxrxzozaixnzuxoxozoxrxxux QD if 1411 11411111 103-:Q ! Compliments of 4 5 ORDSTROM DAIRY g Dial 32-066 Hoyt and Broadway 5'---'---4-4--'--A-----1-----'--'-----'-1'-'je-"-"--f-'--r-f-----------------5' 2 BECKQUIST S KODAKS Q l Portrait 8: Group Photography 2 348 Clay Ave. Q30is1it'1410:41it1i1uisuininiuiuiuiuxiui 1111is1in1inrio301:viuiniiricxiniuirfo o "Halt!" yelled the sergeant to a new squad of recruits. But one ot them marched on. "Here, Miller, what were you doing before you joined the Army?" yelled the sergeant. "A horse driver, sir," replied Miller. XYhen the squad was marching' again the sergeant cried: "Squad halt! Miller, whoa!" Occidental Hotel Bldg. 5 "How can I get a shock when l'm standing on this wood ?" "Those trains always whistle a mile before they get to the crossings." Lady: fatter tramp finished eatingl lt's merely a suggestion. The wood pile is in the back yard. Tramp: You don't say! XVhat a splendid place tor a wood pile! Qui:-rioioirxini xiui ri ri ri ri ri ri ni xi 1101010111411011hqinioillioioiutgo. 0 i l Sixteen Years of Continuous Public Service s I 2 2 MUSKEGO HEIGHTS RECORD 5 INCORPORATED l - 5 2 5 A Weekly Newspaper For Muskegon Heights People. 5 Average Circulation for March l937 5 i 5 4,844 g !...--,..,.,...0.,.0.0.,-..,.-.,.....n..0.0.,...r.0.0.0.,...l. T H E O A K S 127 Qi ff'-0'-ii ii -0 Q ! ,E . -. 1 i 5 stilctgtez g 1 ' I f . i ' H' lit' D 5 gf 1et1me , Q 0 nl? ' U , semoe 3 2 i 5 SHAW-WALKER 2 Q 4000 I t e m s of Business i I Furniture, Filing e q u ip - 5 m e n t and Filing Supplies Q E Q Lnnossr sxcwsuvs uumsns or amos rurmn-uns Ano mme :Quurmsnrm THE wom.o l 02014rihinioioivixvilrinilug boil fini: vivioioilvinioic Iirialilliwiclicviwicixnozc The master, to impress on his pupils the need of thinking before speaking, told them to count iifty before saying anything important, and one hundred if it was very important. Next day he was speaking, standing with his back to the fire, when he noticed several lips moving rapidly. Suddenly the whole' class shouted: "Ninety-eight, ninety-nine, a hundred. Your coat's on fire, sir!" The vicar had received a couple of tickets for the opera from one of his parishoners. Finding that he was un- able to go, he rang up some friends and said: "An unfortunate dinner en- gagement keeps me from attending the opera tonightg could you use the tickets?" "XYe should be glad to do so." was the reply, "but we are your unfortu- nate hosts." ,xpic101414vifvioqiboioicrioicrinioiniioicvioixxicmioicvioioioioioininicmxnofo i e 2 RAI ARD'SFOOD HOPPE 2 QUALITY SERVICE STORE 5 2 Phone 32-297. 5 Q CIE-EIOIICE GROCJERIUES Q Mnmrs 2 1039 .. 1041 Peck sneer vzoioioi 111biuioiibiuiuluioinioinxiaxicxianinrioinnioinoinrq 1 ri1ni1:ioioio1':9 128 THE OAKS eznznioiuioiur14siuxi4x:zu24x1iriai:1r2nii4ri1 ! "TRAVEL THROUGH LIFE ON A SAFE ROAD,' l i l . f EBank IO percent of your earnings, no matter how small. i i : Q MUSKEGON SAVINGS K in:QQQQQ?'K"1Wi'i'l'm'm""'i555555552in zum? QR. J. QUIGLEY i 87 West Broadway ,J -N,-.4,102,,,,,.,,.,,,,,.,gsm1.i1uquqnqu:n1.i1.i10101010:n:n:4 101 14101.05 It was the hrst real snowstorm of the year and the teacher felt it her dutv to warn her pupils before she disiiiissed them. "Boys and girls should be very care- ful to avoid colds at this time of year," she solemnly said. "l had a darling little brother only seven years old. One day he went out in the cold with his new sled and caught cold. Pneumonia set in, and in three days he was dead." The school room was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. Then a voice in the back row asked: "VVhere's l'l1S o Unseen by the referee, the 'fall-in" wrestler bit his opponent severely. "You're biting," hissed the sufferer. "lNell," gasped his adversary, "do yer expect me to swaller yer in a lump?" Fred S.: Can you see any change in me? Gerald V.: No, why? Fred S.: There ought to be. I just swallowed fifteen cents. Miss Sprague: I take great pleasure in giving you 90 in English. Bill S.: Aw, make it 100 and enjoy sled P" yourself! 2 Compliments of Q i Q ED ARDS 1 g E Q 2 I - Q LU BER CCIVIPA Y Q g I Q "Where the home begins" Q :ui 2 11 ri 1 1 1114 in im 141: 1111101 xi 1203 10203014134 101 ri nioiaozo ygqgqgqgqDuioinioioinioiuioiqu 5:4 4.11014 ifririlrilrilriaxizrifi THE OAKS 129 341111014viiniariluiuvilliviviawiari-fri-ir14 icuii 31114010 ' Young en's Suits 5 A Q g aswankyn Sport Models i 1 . 2 Blouse Backs Belted Backs Bi-Swings E S 327 3 i to 2 5 Q 2 "PREP" SUITS S 1 3 to S2 1 2 NEW SPORT coATs io. fm, 12. 50 2 Q I ! I THE SQUARE 9.,-..t-......-.................l..-,.......,-.-.-....,..-.-,,-.,-.,2. Dolores Z.: Hear about the big tight Rose B.: I made this cake all by my- last night ? self. Adrian XY.: Yes, I can understand Eleanor G.: No, what about it? Dolores Z.: Our kitten licked his paw! that: but who helped you lift it out of the oven? H. jones: NYhat I want is a strong man, a silent man, a man with grit. B. Engle Qstanding upj: Call the city boy. rubbish collection department. XVhat you want is a deaf and dumb ash- Mr. Geisler: Think of the future, my Marv. Geisler: I can't. It's my girl's birthday and I must think of the man! present. oil:-:run inoculum QQQQ1 0:0q..qt.qi.q.,g.,q .gn-nf :van xzzpg vie Q..- .5 g T10 2 g M B E R M A ' I Muskegon? Oldest Bank 2 ESTABLISHED 1859 g 0:4 rioioioioiuioiotz c iioqbuiiuguioiniuioifn1o1o1oioio1o:4vioi4xio14r:o:ao'o 4 130 T H E 0 A K s g I-l B lk' EC. . oe ms Sz Sonsg Q 801 Maflett Street ! O Q l U ' II QGROCERIES , . ,,Q Q For rea sewlce ca Q A 32-176 Q ' M E T S O i U 19 113011lillillillillillillillillimitl10ill1ui4l101llQ1-431billillillillilIi01lli4l1'g' l ll 5 E. H. SIHIELDON Q COMPANY U 5 MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN 2 Manufacturers of o Home Arts o Industrial Shop Q -- o Laboratory o Educatlonal U g EQUIPMENT ! llil li 119111 'lllvhbrv S Old and haggztrd, pale and Blr. Lee: Are you certain that adver- worn, tisements in your Oaks bring re- XYrinkled, shriveled, tattered, sults? and torn. M. Kobierski: Absolutely. TVl1y, the lleclrztgglecl and creased like an ancleut mummer- Your white linen suit at the eud of summer. ozonxuznzi12010101.12mum: boi an it gt 5 i last time a man advertised a lost dog. the dog walked in while the mau was writing out the aclvertise- ment. inninzoioiuioioioi- riwrinirricyioinioiir ,ja i for ATHLETIC 8: SPORTING GOODS T Get our Prices Q Lowest in City Large Assortment Always Get your Gym Suits etc. here and Save Money 1 ARNTZ SPORTING GOODS STOREQ gm: 1 111.-en-111-:nxt,xi-xt1:4114114111-an-11-zuzoxuxncpvq 4-1O1O1mr14v1av14r1n:n5 T H E O A K S 131 ,:,nninio1n1o1u14i:vi4vQiv1ariix1nini1limi:-ir-inioiuinuizvivioin-if-11,11 11024 i em er o oris ee ra ssocia ion g c. B. DAWES ai soN M b .a.:f,.2 af.,.azf f 5 2 "Say it with flowers" Q-1:-:ini ni 2 1 iniui'rin?o2uio:4i1uZu1-ui-viiat-ri bl 212112113 'ini-ci-ni-ncf 1 o Q Frozen Gold Ice Cream 1 0, uri14vitui-riuiuioiniI124viiri'uiuiui-11-nil1111111101-uiuiuiu1wn1u:vni-1:-'cm.3 ! 527 Peck shea WE DELIVER Phone 22-734 ofcxninioioioioioii-11 Q boi:1:1131-ioioiaviuia-ini: 14-in-inioif-14-it-inch: Ire' - 0:03ri11i1oiIri4liuii1iuZu2-121111x31liu21niu1u1u1-r1-11- ngnnin in -in ii: '11-in-1.-1 ooo E N 0 C 0 i I BLUE SUNOCO MOTOR FUEL E.. J. COLLINS 1 BATTERY SERVICE SERVICE g l GENERAL REPAIRING I bzoblvirlinininillininx bi12:licwilwivirlininit-intraviavioioioilliuiuiavii Iiniwfq Boyd Morningstar, leading a don- key, passed by an army camp. A cou- ple of soldiers wanted to have some fun with the lad. Soldier: XYhy are you holding on to your brother so tight, sonny? Boyd: So he won't join the army! Pilot Qafter landing in a treej: I was trying to make a new record. Farmer: You did. You're the first man to climb down that tree bg-lore climbing up it. Young man: Sir, l have courted you: daughter for three years. Father: XYell, what do you want? Young man: I want to marry her. Father: Uh! ls that all? l thought you wanted a pension or something! Collegian: How can you afford to take so many girls to such expensive restaurants? Znd Collegian: Easy! -lust before we go in l ask each girl, haven't you been putting on weight? oztnil111bi021n1u20i1virr3uinoDi1Z-I101034121114rin?wilrin?-siuinirvinirri 12 IZ 1 ' e oininioxoimvxoi 0 Cooking 0 Refrigeration Q hav: Tl1ere's nothing like GA S for .... o Water Heating o House Heating Because it is faster, cleaner, and costs less. i Moss oo G s co.g 132 T H E O A K S 6.101011sirsir101:xcsmimniiuc.9010ininioioiuin10ininiuiliillininillihioilog i THE STORE WHERE MOST PEOPLE TRADES i 7 I f g 46th Year at Peck and Broadway ! DRY GOODS FURNISHINGS E sHoEs LUGGAGE 32-178 PHONE 32-234 iZ""""""""""'Zl:Z5f5ZTS?iST7I55"""u"i'u" mmm' i BOYD AUTO SALES 5 i "The Garage of Friendly Service" E i LINCOLN - FORD - ZEPHYR i i Peck al Sherman Second at Clay i 6 54301024 14 iuinivioioiu- 111:14 in1u31w14m1o1u1u14i:u11m14x1o1o3 24 31111111910 He had never had such a tough time in his life. First he got angina pectoris, followed by arterioselerosis. .lust as he was recovering from these he got pneumonia, followed by pul- monary phthisis and tuberculosis. Somehow he got over them in time to get appetndicitis, to say nothing of pyorrhea. All in all, he never saw how he pulled through. It was the hardest spelling test he'd ever had. "Are you a college man P" "No! A horse stepped on my hat." Ufhce boy: Please, sir, I think you're wanted on the 'phone. Employer: You think! good of thinking? Office boy: NVe-ll, sir, the voice at the other end said, "Hello, is that you, you old idiot?" XVhat's the Science has invented an earthquake announcer that goes off like an alarm clock. Now if they would invent an alarm clock that would go off like an earthquake, more boys would be on time for school in the morning. A301014 inioxnzuingumini- vinnioioiniuiaxiniumioiuvio3o1u1u1ni1 1 aiu 111105 i 2 CONGRATULATIONS i A n d B e st W is h e s 2 Class of l'937 E Muskegon Heights High School - l Q ' T g R O S 2 i Q 030110101 ni bin: ni mi vioioioioinini 11011211201 :ini D1 ii li ii 1102 D1 PCO! THE OAKS 133 E B. F. GEORGE STORAGE -Sz VAN CU. i LOCAL AND LONG DISTANCE i DAY PHONE 32-472 MOVING, STORAGE. BAGGAGE, i 3 NIGHT PHONE 41 1-349 CRATINC - I3 - I5 Hacldey Place i ojurox-v1+v1rv11v14vcbrv4-vvifvlbvUI'1I1'I1220211021'I-'2020:"2H2"1Df'4'D4'If'24'-Uviflvi' 'f'EQQIiil.IQUQ"' mnmniziizizizi' :zzz : : : -'zimm' i HEIGHTS DRY CLEANERS i Celia johnson, Proprielress i Telephone 32-244 -:- l227 Peck Street 5 qqiginzi 11111159 101010101-iz-.101-.141011.zazuzuq. 1010: : 1 1- : : ::-.404 The genius of a local man had car- ried him to big success in business without much aid of education. He was asked to distribute the prizes at a school, and made the usual speech of good counsel. "Now, boys," he said, "always re- member that education is a great thing. There's nothing like education. Take arithmetic. Through education, we learn that twice two makes four, that twice six makes twelve, that seven sevens make-and then theres geography." An absent-minded Prof. was walk- ing down the street with one toot in the gutter and one on the Curb. A friend, on meeting him, inquired as to his health. "NYell, when l first started out l was feeling line, but for the last ten minutes 1'x'e been limping," he replied. A divinity student named Fiddle Refused to accept his degree. For 'tis enough to be Fiddle, TYithout being Fiddle, D. D. RECENT cHLossmAN.THE.AiERs: ESTATE MUSKEGON HEIGHTS i T H E S T R A N D 0:4 poioiuinioiugfboioif 3124 11114111 101111 via 1 1020302411014xinioioioiaozo qzgboiox it in iuioioiniuq 3111014114110 ..,-.....-....,-....,-....... ..... - .-.,-..g. 5 - CONGRATULATIONS a n cl B e s t W i s h e s 9 Q 2 PARME TER AUTO SALES 2 Home of Reliable Used Cars 2 i Phone 32-484 i 1030-36 Peck Sheet 0:0I:oiilicnilliilioioiuioiniui 1020103 niuiniudiui vi1n1miiuioiix1oio1oQ0:o 134 THE OAKS ,:,ni-10101: 1.1 I1 cuz.-51.I14Ixvzoxoxuxuxarxawxnzug vi :ax 1.1n1n1n1n:ao:4 ' Q : Compliments of Q S FREDRICICS LUMBER co. 5 0:0rx-vii.1151111:lui.lilx111011hissz:rimriuiuin11Ibiixznxiuqnievicvinminiilmi 2010102 a Q BROADCASTING S T A T I O N Q MICHIGANTI-IEATER BUILDING ! MUSKEGON,MlCHIGANi ! - i "FOR A GREATER MUSKEGON" ! use p,,,i,,1.,1,,g,,i.,g,,g.,14,g ifviuiuivirivioie11ifrinin1inriniioiniaxiviviviiozo FAMOUS LAST XVORDS Hotel Page: Telegrani for Mr. Sienkie- "Here's where I snap a picture right W1Q-Z- MI- SICUIUCQVICZI 1 I lwtween the bars of the Cag-env -Ioe bienkiewiczz XX hat initial, please? MOI I N ' 1. 1 Consign to the swamps of Gkehnokee, Y , ii guebf one more nt C one The lacl who chirrups Okey Dokey! M11 wrt me' And curse with all the power tl1at's 'ISure, I know this road like a book, in ya or 1'cl slow clown on these eurvesf' The one who farewells with, "Abys- 'Tm going straight home to mother." siniaf' qovxwsirni::iix1nr1oi4x1uin1uiu11x1er1n::x2 ri 101 510100 irviuirxiuiuirsi uiudp. 0 2 i i A I i T i i 1 S T U D I 0 2 ' I Y N ' u , . - i 3393517 I Q I 2 i i 2 2 For Distinctive Portraits? Phone 245-252 367 W. western Ave. ! 5 Muskegon's M o s t M od e rn Studio THE OAKS 135 anmax:txnxt..-mlqpuqnnx--gn:--Q :xnxx-11-14-14-intvtnxvta 14 in 1 if 14-:vena in 11 :tofu 9 i Northrop's Home Bakery i "Let us serve your Birthdays and Weddings" 5 ! 5 HOME BAKED Goonsi Phone 325-389 I 75 W Broadway g LU CHESg ! Q . Q ozouzuioiuiuioiuii1111011110:11120211 ri livin: pq 14 1 ui riniui ui vi nina ie M. Clark: A half pint of ice-cream. please. N. Hill: XVant to eat it here or take it with you? M. Clark: Both! II. Cirner fmusing on his new raccoon coatj: Strange, isn't it, that such a swell coat can come from such a ridiculous little animal? Mr. Cirner: I don't ask for any thanks, my boy, but I do insist on respect! c There's a refreshing straightfor- wardness about this wayside sign: INIL'SKlNlEI.ONS 15 Cents OUR Choice 25 Cents YOUR Choice Freshman: I clon't know. Sophomore: I am not prepared. junior: I do not remember. Senior: I don't believe I can add any- thing to what has already been said. 0:0 1rniacinr101oi4ni4o14s1n1odp4v1ui4r11ri4 241102114111 301011 14 it 201014 ic 1 fo 5 Compliments of JACK HUTCHlNSON'S SERVICE STATION i "The Best of Service" ! Comer of Peck and Barney Muskegon Heights bfxinitlifvisriirilrixrinrinpic l1w11li1v14ri4r2iv2v:o1rri:v1xr1 zioirrioiniuioioi 0:0 'XODZDD P, N umm - I, ,,0D0,0QlYQlDQOQIl,0QOQ ,QQUDUPQ PM - P, 'Q D-O i Compliments of F EETI-lAM'S JEWELRY STORE 309 Wes! Westem Avenue ozonoiozoxozozogcv:o1bo1o:o1o1u1o1o11v14u:o1oz4v:4v14 zozozozozoioznzn o C' GREATER 1i71'ti7sI4EcfJ01F?mcTs?rIiEAur7 sfzaewmqm' ' 5 T h e R o b e r t a vga E v e l y n R. C o x MODERN AND COMFORTABLE Phono 82-218 Suite 216--Danigelin Building ll0lll1DQ lilDilDDOD1PDlDDll1KlQiDQlll1bl1Plll11 10llPQ0l0lIi'i010C0:0':' ozobtvguiarioinrioinmiaxinsioi luwzniox-n fgylllllii illilblllilbllii ll 1' il il ll if' 136 THE OAKS MARTI oo 'Iv 'U101' C11111 f-D01 101"""'1"1010101v10Iv1Dv11111 ifiifil 1- :newark - HIGH GRADE FUELS i L ooMP i BUILDING MATERIALS -- CLAY -- LOAM ozuz-fini :ici mini :pi1:i:::c:u1ci4:1o1n:i 111111111 main:-rioiuioinrimri si ri C020 1.611-bioiniullli bi lil 1 bilbil101014D14Dial:hitli4bQb1l14l1ll1010i034'10101"i 0:0 RENTING ! MEPAIRING GEORGE A. LONG , iNEW "Your Typewriter Man" i : USED g REBUILT Phone Y 25-757 400 Lyman Block g 0:0111 1:41:41 1 :mini uiuiugmz 1 1:1 1: 1 41: 01011: 1.120311 1 4:1010 1 411020101014 1011019 111034 in 31:34 1 iunioiuiziianioioiozsozo i R.R.1 Lyman 8: Glade 5 Young Auto Parts g Phone 22-481 vioxx-11:ni:rimrimni:yiuzoiuinvinzoi-x11111121nzrioioiniuinirwimwil1010101014 0:1 Mr. llelienziez My lad, are you to be my caddie? Caddie: Yes, sir. Mr. McKenzie: And how are you at finding lost balls? Caddie: Very good, sir. Nr. McKenzie: XYell, look around and iind one so we can start the game. The bright young pupil looked long and thoughtfully at the second exami- nation question, which read: "State the number of tons of coal shipped out of the United States in any given year." Then his brow cleared and he wrote: H1492-none." Mr. Schulze: Now we will play "The Star Spangled Banner" for our sec- ond number. Inez Spahr: CW'hispering nervously to boy next to her.j Gosh, I just play- ed that! It was in the crowded subway dur- ing rush hour. The little man sud- denly thought of pickpockets. Thrust- ing his hand into his he found another hand there ahead of him. "Get out, you thief!" "Get out yourself!" said the other. 20111111014v2o1o1oi4xi4v14iioi4v1o1o14o:o Tl-IE BEST A IT RY DAIRY Cog A bxoxioi 1010101 vi Q1 xi ni fini 10: vi ri vioinioi -01 10101 11010101 101019 THE OAKS 137 Q..-,QQ-11-1,-1.-1,-UQ..- .-..-.,..1.-fig..- nznqzuiuguxi mi 11 v1u11,101011n:1x11'Gozo i l ! 2 U Q WOOD LL DRUG TORE g 5 Q g "Your Druggist' : "The Rexall Store" Q l g Phone 25-931 Peck and Sherman .1011 21:11:01010.:0:0:0:010:11:02-iz-.:011::-1: -Dv: 1 as if 1 : 11111 Zvi: THE DATTEIQSCF lilQEET ,PRODUCERS OF g ' lr 1--fi? ei' BETTER PRINTING" i Marvin Patterson, Prop. i S B. Baker: Do you serve lobsters here? S, Siinoncikz Sure, we serve anyone: sit down. John A.: Ugh, there's a worm in this apple! Elva VV.: Here, take a drink and wash it down. .lohn A.: Wlash it down, nothing. Let the beggar walk. XVo1'ds fail me, said the freshman as he "Hunke-d" the spelling examina- tion. J 0.0: 1 1 1 1110111111111019010111111 3 1 11: 1 1 1 1 1 1 1131112011000 Nervous Ulcl Lady: If I give you a piece of cake you'll never return, will you? Persistent Tramp: XYell, lllZ1'Zl.l'l1, you know your Cakes better than l do. lim Seyferth: XVhat kind of grade does ' loe expect to get on his Latin linali' ls he worried? Bob Damni: XVorried is right. XVhy. he's got so many wrinkles on his forehead that he has to screw his hat on. g Poultry and Dog Supplies, Fertilizers, Flour, Feed, Hay, Grain, Seed ! A. MEISTER i ' : i Phone 32-117 Distributors Of I-H Flour oiox:1x1011ri1r10i0ini1ri ri 101010101011 11 10101131011r10i111011liuiui0G9i0 QBDQUQ PQ P, P, D,lI,IQ41,1IQIVQOQU-llQllQUQ4lQOQOQlPQI QI QIIQUQDUQUQIIQUQOQDQU SQ l Compliments of ' 5 PURITY DAIRY PRODUCTS Co. E 371 W. Broadway Phone 32-232 :ni1x1oi11:0301b1x11:1111 1110111111 1 1 2011: 2 111:1i1n1o1ni1111r:0 o 0.0 Wont:gi-go1n1n1t-10101 11 bnxnzuzuxn . 138 THE OAKS :ini 10101131 1- i 11.11 'il'i4'i0i4' 1010202021111 1 11:1 ic 14 iuiuingwzl i u F 3 0 f B E T T E R E 2 PROCESSORS DAIRYPRODUCTS i i I ' ' E 2 Muskegon Heights Dairy Q i Home - of - Krim-Ko i Q g 1326 Maifett Street Phone-32-196 Muskegon Heights 'im' "AIt':!""2"?.I.T,l2ZLilTI:":""""'U:"EAEB TfGE?EUiihT5if?':t: I 9 MUSICAL MERCHANDISE , ROCKEFHEQEQEIMUSIC HOUSE xlifilgifiic. MACHINES i l25 W. Broadway Muskegon Heights i Mr. Griffin: Did you kill all the germs in the hahy's milk? Mrs. Griffin: My, yes: I ran it through the meat chopper twice. The Sunday drivers had picked the farme-r's fruit and his liowers, and their car was full of plunder. Point- ing to an unexplored highway, they inquired of the farmer: "Shall we take this road back to the city ?" "You might as well," replied the farmer, "you'x'e taken almost every- thing else!" Professor: You missed my class yes- terday, didn't you? Student: Not in .hc least, SIT, not m if114:141031fxrvzaviaiizriimiviuininiuxwzo XII Rakestraw: lYhat travels faster, heat or cold? Ueiton R.: Heat, of course. Mr. Rakestraw: XYhat makes you so positive? Denton R.: Because you can catch a cold. vi. Turner: XYhat time is it? M. Dendrino: A quarter of twelve. bl. Turner: Liar! The clock strikes three! M. Dendrino: Vlfell, isn't three a quarter of twelve? lt is easy to tell the owner of the car: He is the one, who, after you, pulls the door shut, opens it again. the least. and slams it harder. ! V,-mfs , i ig"Nf!9 i ' E55 A i AS W .ff 1 5 ...., 1 ! I 0:4503 ,3.,g.,1.,14,3,hn1n14vinioinioiuia iuioioioioif if 14 1014 if if 301011029 6014110102011v3n1n1n1nio1 buinioin THE OAKS 139 ' K T IR Es, BATTERIES I IB. si. M. slznvlcla ACCESSORIES . Phone 325-458 i I i 'JlM" BELGRAVE "HOOK" Moons Gfedsmg 191 Washms I i 'Corner of Hume and Peck, on U. S. 31 24 H 0 u T S e I' U i C 6 Burglar Qhaving climbed to porch roofbz Another guy sleeping with his window shut! I got a mind ta :mix-iin1iu14uin1v1o1o1v14':c1101021-inozv Peggy N.: Mmm. but that popcorn has a heavenly smell! lack Ii.: Hasn't it? I'll drive a little write ta da board o' health about it. closer. 'f'mmmmmmuKE5ZEE55E5E?""""'l - I I TUPES' SPRING-WELDING SERVICE Q 2 535 Peck Street Muskegon Heights Phone 255-376 2. Compliments of I CXDPWSIJNIEIIS IIAJFYY I g Dial 32-257 IRA PURCHASE, Mgr. Sixth and Broadway 1 0:0 binicvi4n1o14:io1o1u1nq goiniuioinif+141if111114viiifliaiicvia-1412113121114-2u0:v That's the guy IIIH laying for, said the hen as the farmer passed through the barnyard. Doctor: How many lines can you read on that chart? XV. Reinecke: Wihat chart? Ray: I want to play hooky from the correspondence school and I don't know how. I'm a freshman and they told me to go out and haze myself! Roy: Send them an empty envelope. "XYhat's your name?" the grocery store manager asked the young ap- plicant for a job. "Scott," replied the lad. "And your first name ?" "IYalter." "That's a pretty well-known name," remarked the manager, with a smile. The boy looked pleased. "It ought to be," he re-plied. "I've been delivering groceries around here for two years." .zjmqiyilgifigiigug boxoxoioioioiarioicvioioxoiozoic 11 is if 10201014 1014420 g YLE I 2 ATTERN MANUFACTURING COW I I I WOOD AND METAL PATTERNS I MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN S Ozuinioin10ioi014Ji0i1x1lnilb101011a2lrilli4DZtD14lZ014lic111bQ boilbioioioiojta' 140 THE OAKS o Q ceo g COMPLIMENTS OF l 01- xr 1 1 'xox 1.1gn.1u1n:u1u1u:u:o:410101011-1 1:-1 111 11 11 1: Ixeozo D . Q E.-t-rX?i?'5f?Ii5.rHQSIIKS.l3PEElXfl12Htl-t,.t5 Mr. Dingler: blames, how did you cut your finger off? gl. jackson: tgtanding by buzz saw.J XYell, suh, ah was a-standing heah lack this, and ah stuck ma hand under this heah like this and! Bliss Sprague: How do you punctuate this sentence: "A pretty girl walk- ing down the street turned the cor- ner just as l saw her?" Bright boy: l'd make a dash right Uuch !-there goes ina other finger! after her. compliments of . . . 5 5 S 2 T H E Q - . ! 5 ER EY ICE CREA CO l i ' i E Q g For the Class of 1937 5 Q ozone:.:In1in1nz-az-nzuzuinz-aiu:nn: zu: ::n:4:in.:nin4.D1Zvi:izinzaniznioioifrzn "Do you carrot all for ine? My heart beets for you and my love is as soft as a squash. liut lvlll strong as an onion for you're a peach. NYith your turnip nose and your radish hair, you are the apple of niy eye. lf you cantaloupe with ine, lettuce marry anyway, for I know weed make El pear." Coach johnson: Suppose it was fourth down, on their fifteen yard line, with the score tied and three minutes to go. XYhat would you do? lfourthstring Quarterback: l'd slide down further on the bench to get a better look at the play. Z Z : : z : Wzcillfiinliiziwzizmmzi-A' mi HOFFMAN M o T o R SALES i WILLYS SALES AND SERVICE ACCESSORIES ! 1208 Peck Street 024110101011xiogzuininiuini si 1101 mini 5 USED CARS, TRAILERS AND Muskegon Heights 4vin:11014vioxxuzrxioioioioiniuzoizf THE OAKS 141 o savzuiuioiniilicxioioiuiuicxiuiuiuinioitmining poi-ni 2 :I in ini I1 I1-Iqofo J . BROADWAY LUNCH lsHoRT ORDERS-LUNCHES I Q TASTY TOASTED SANDWICHESE ! WE SPECIALIZE IN GENUINE IT A L IA N i g 5 P A C. H E T T I 5 i Q Ff.Zif22'TSZ'?' COSCARELLI BROTHERS Iggsmgiorlcesgrz TlgnZIs,iIzhne HIL? l.ZlEllg'i'lSllC!lT1E soiil organs of sense and their functions, llfltflllll! 5lU'lf1ll5 'll fl Cl11'1H1SU'5' class, he was tolfl they were looking' Thomas: XVell, you see with eye l"V?1U'l1W1'521lF"lYfxUlE organs, hear with the ear organs. HXYl'lZll'S that ?" smell with the nose organ, feel with 'Alitluitl that will clissolre anything." the hand organ, and eat with the "'l'lIzIt's :I great iclea. NYhen you finfl mouth organ, it. what :Ire you going' tu keep it in?" .ot3011itIgugiiiqiugnqbamiam101010:01II1U1In1IIin1nzcximmlcxzoiuzoiozninxteg o . i I ACROSS FROM THE NORGE Q 2 BROADWAY PHARMACY 2 i COMPLETE DRUG SERVICE i i 101 W. Broadway Phone 32-157 o:u1o1n2sI1o1n1o11Iiixi:ri:12111-13:13-Ii-niuiuil111I: wing1112111115I1-I1-1111:-muff' The class in public speaking was to lt was the first clay of a new term, give pantomiines that afternoon. Une anxl the teacher askerl Betty Dawes- frosh got up when called on, went to a new pupilfwhat her father's name the platform, and stood perfectly still. was. "1Yell," saicl the Professor. after a Betty: llarlclyl l'I111'111lIC'S wait for something to happen. Teacher: Yes, l know. Hut what rloes "VVhat clo you represent ?" your mother call him? "I'm imitating a man going up in an Betty: She doesnt call him anything. elevator," was the quick response. She like him. A 0? ioiuiuinioiug nviuioixniuiniivi I1 in-zuiuiuiixini I1 1 1 11111 101192: Q Compliments of i Q l 5 0 ' Q 5 5 l i 5 i i : I BEAUTY SALO 5 g Phone 324034 Strand Building g 'Q 3 ofvioioilxisricxiaxioioinxi ir in 10211: 1 in in in 1. 2. Cb- 3-I. unv1n1nZ01n1o150 DEDIC MR. SELMER E. STRAND We of the 1937 wish to recognize also the outstanding work of another manual arts instructor, Mr. Selmer E. Strand, who this year left the teaching profession to engage in industry. His departure, after fif- teen years of service as woodshop in- structor in Muskegon Heights High School, is a distinct loss. For nearly a generation, he has helped students to take their places in the industrial world. His contributions to the suc- cess of many extra-curricular activities were generous. For years, Mr. Strand was business adviser of The Oaks. And so we say, "Goodby, Mr. Strand, and the best of luck!" Graduating Class TIO Ai MR. CALVIN F. KOEHN We, the members of the Senior Class of 1937, dedicate this volume of The Oaks to Mr. Calvin F. Koehn, printing instructor. For the past sixteen years Mr. Koehn has given willing and faith- ful service to Muskegon Heights High School. We shall long remember his affectionate counsel. We shall not forget, either, that when the time ar- rived for the printing of the school newspaper and yearbook, year after year, he faced the task gladly. Through the years, Mr. Koehn has been an im- portant influence in boy leadership. He has shown many, including the Hi-Y boys, the Christian way of life. May he continue his good work wherever he may be. 142 T H E O A K S ga-zu: 1 rio: 101014sitrg'izozuzuzuzoznzogoingnr-zozozoxozozoxoioiog 0:1 ! Try us for Quality Dry Cleaning I g 1316 Peck Street 5 MICKEY'S SHOE SHOP i Phone 325-I39 g Q 0:01-wzuzozuznsnz 1 1 11 wc! - -W --3 if 101 v1 vi 2111014 ioioioioinzoxiqze 0111 1 1111111 060.1-v1-n 1 ng 101 nxt. 1 010101111-11 1-1-114114vxugoiui-ngbn1o14wi 1 111102130 2 iFor tasty meats and QIOCCIICS i Qphonegwg REED'S MARKET! Q 57 W. Broadway ofa-.Q-4-in-101010.-auzoz pl1- -:i1- .1- 1 111 2 1 initio: 1 3 2010101010: ' Miss Spraglle: How did Cedric, in the storx' "Ivz1nlioe." receive his unex- pected guests? Student: twriting tasty He did11't ex- pected them plitely he just said hello there take a set he assigned Z1 sit to each mum fihez Mx' little lurotliei' will tell if he sees 51011 kissing me.. Ile: But Iilll not kissing you. She: XYCII, l thought l'cl tell you any- way, QX: That new farln-hand is terribly dunilv. ll: Hmfs that? .Xr H: found some inilk bottles in the ffrass and insisted he had found a uvw's nest. .Xiiiizifzllie Y.: I clon't like the Jenkins ly-ny. Shit' ex' XY.: NVhat's wrong with him? .Xnziajane Y.: He's one of these kinds that always turns around and stares alter you. Shirley XY.: Is lie? How do you know? -I1 niuiuiuzi1311103-niuini 1011 1iui:m:.fn-1i,-,ll-1 f I -1 ii- i -10 -1111111111-ssiiriupxiricnzo l Q 3 DRY CLEANERSg I l87l-73 PECK STREET I I TELEPHONE 23-193 'git 12- it 311113111 it 1 1 -3 1uzi:in3n3n:nzn:4 1 111111111111 11: 301 110101054 Q Compliments of ! I QH I ' B ci Sh 5 g os er s u get op. ' 813 TERRACE STREET GOOD CLOTHES FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY, AT STRICTLY 5 CASH PRICES, ON CONVENIENT TERMS. i i 02411101111 in 10141:11:1:giage-ifvga'1114:31:11-in-1:-zuznguzqxxoiuxm 101030311 c 10:4 THE OAKS 143 'lnmwmmm D 1- "'l'6ZlLlE2LZEQZf"l'i"'E' Q i"'i" A FRIE DLY SERVICE STATIO 3 E Frank Babcock, Proprietor Phone 32-384 lm-im," - 'M' -I TQZQZQIQILIELT'l"l'i" 1-'I' 1- I- g EMIL'S F000 MARKET Q i QUALITY SERVICE STORE i We Deliver Phone 32-041 100 E. Hnvey Ave. i "Are you sure?" ll. Kohicrski Hooking at his picture "l'm sure." for the auuualj: This picture will "Don't be sure: only fools arc surcf' not Qu iu the zuuluzill I wou't stzmfl "Are you sure?" for it. lt clocsu't rlo mc justicc, "Sure l'm sure." Mr. Murray twcarilyl: You rlou't , , xviut justice. XYl1'l't you necrl is Grandfather: Nowflays l never sec Z1 mgfuj K ' girl blush. lu my clay it was cht- ' ferent. G1'a11cldaug'l1ter: lYhy, Granclpzi! XYh:1L Miss liahrz XYl1zlt's ll saw horse? ever did you tell them? l l I.. XY1'ig'l1t: Vast tcuse uf a sca-horse! .Ig zozozuzozoioxuzt10101 111 1031.11 11-xuzuzuzi-zuzuzu:-tzuxnznz : 114.24 E Compliments of SEALED POWER Combos TIO E ! Q MUSKEGON HEIGHTS MICHIGAN I i 1 ,1 3 301010101 3014 11101014 if if if it 101.9 vzouioioiuzuzoiuzuioix 24 ici 1 ri 144 THE OAKS .g..-.,-.,-.,-.,-.,-.,-.,-.,-.,..,-.,-..-.,..,-.,..,-..-..-..-.,.,s0-0.-..-.I-..Q-I--I-it---.i. 5DlCK'S GAS ST T10 g ! 63 LINCOLN AVE., ON U. S. 31, MUSKEGON HEIGHTS i GAS - OIL - TIRES - BATTERIES - AND - USMILESU E. IYagner tafter the erashl: I turned the way I signaled! I. XYilliams I know it. Thats what fooled me. "Heard the latest about Newrich?" "No-what now P" "He bought a Louis XIX' bed, but it was too small for him, so he sent it back and asked for a Louis XVI." "Young lady, what do you usually get for teaching a young man like me some new dance steps?" "One of my assistants." if 'mx-1'-1--v-v-v-1--r-r-nqxloio-win 101111 mio 1 u11111r1014viuioiuioiuiozmoao Husband: I locked the car up before we left it and now, darn it, I've lost the key. XYifey: Never mind, dear, it's a lovely evening: we can ride home in the rumble. FOUND-Roll of five-dollar bills. kYill the owner please form a line at the north entrance to Main Building. Muriel S.: 'Inst what is modernistic art? Marge B.: It's some-thing that proves things are not as bad as they can be painted. CIIUCDIIJIQIEWS-Sz-FIIESH MEATSI . . .-.Of -. Q GIROUX 8: HUDSON i ! Quality Service Stores ! !.3F2fiE1i'1 .1 .1 1.-.1.1...........-.-.-....,..,-.,-...!,E:,E.lYp3fEr:x..!. 'i""'m:u:izuzuzi-0' :'FoIxiEiIx'Tllfilf:fENs.m- -'-""'-U-W 'mil ! HATHAWAY MOTOR COMPANY ! v ! "over 24 years of continuous service" Q g Dodge 8: Plymouth Cars Dodge Trucks E MADE TO ORDER AND READY TO WEAR QUALITY CLOTHES ,EQ i SUITS FOR ALL GRADUATES i 2 ALL sl-IADES T 3 l 9. 75 a - - i 5 Frlencl the Tallor 5 Q Phone 247-316 s 244 W. Western Ave. Muskegon, Mich ! 1 111 101 i icxioioiojnioioioioxroio . ,zvnnzin-mqpnqpuznq ri ,noni :opium.gun-iz-iz-I:-41-001 +1011 1111: 1:01 1141114920 THE OAKS 145 THE PHOTO-ENGRAVINGS in this ANNUAL WERE MADE BY THE Dana Printing Company's Engraving Department 'A' OFFSET LITI-IOGRAPI-IY FINE LETTERPRESS PRINTING ART WORK AND DESIGN A COMPLETE PRINTING -pf SERVICE Phone 22-I56 437-447 W. Western Avenue Muskegon He: tas canoe roeksl Don't he afraid I we're only ten feet from land. She: tlooking aroundj XYhere is it? He: Underneath us! "Mother," said a little boy after coming from a walk, "I've seen a man who makes horses." "Are you sure ?" asked the mother. "Yes," he replied. "He had a horse nearly finished when I saw him: he was just nailing on his back feet." Chemistry Professor: -Tones, what does HXO3 signify? Cadet jones: XYQII, ah, er'r-l'ye got it right on the tip of my tongue, sir. Chemistry Professor: 'Well, you'd hetter spit it out. It's nitric acid, Angry Man: l'ye been shouting at you for the last half hour, and you only stand there and smile. XYho are you, anyway? Second Man: I'm a baseball umpire. INSIST ON n I , ' I c E c R ein M Q . . . 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BOARD OF EDUCATION Mitchell Kobierski Editor-in-Chief XYhen the "zero hour" arrives and the seniors, some perspiring. some nonchalant, most of them to some de- gree self-conscious and uncomfortable, cross the rostrum to receive their di- plomas from the hand of Dr. C. A. Lund, president of the Board of Edu- cation, few are ready to admit that the glory of this hour is in large measure owing to the men who comprise this very Board of Education. Yet it is true. As far as the students are concerned, many do not know who the members of the Board of Education are. Many of us do not think at all about the source of our well being. Wfe take much for granted. The Seniors of the Class of 1937 wish to make it clear to the members of the Board of Educa- tion. to the administration, to the fac- ulty. and to our parents and friends, that if we have appeared lacking in gratitude, it is the fault of our years and not of ourselves. VVe really do appreci- ate the work that all our friends, includ- ing the Board of Education, have done for us. If it were not for an energetic, alert, and interested Board, comprised of men of character. our schools might never have weathered the "storm" of the recent economic depression. That is just one example of the work of the Board of Education. NVe therefore take this opportunity, lbecause on Commencement Night we are too much lacking in many thingsj, to thank the Board. VVe often blunder across the stage, sometimes saying a mumbled "thanks," sometimes just blundering. But we do owe a Cfreat 6 deal to you and want you to know it. 41'-' 41'-' +---"'.-sn.-a-f--1-agw - 1: 'e-rm-fa 535.22-z1!'sZ'?lsiuiig E25 sig :sag in s....,f,.., ...... . .r.. QQ-11x21-f:fzgxg5g:Qi.y:fQ3'l-E-.nf H5335 'Q '1 YE Q -1. 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',...! 12+-Riigafs.,:e35x.2ga.szgafze:g'a'5aQ.z.gaz 132.25iaa'zitIfEsf5P:2E'Z'e'?siiisesaf ' 1 .:n:-qzfafztsiag.'f1:::w:e:z:s:,:- .:-J' 11:31:41as-3:5iefe2ass5s:-:zss- ,,2,5.:1:::5:g:j51515:-1:1 lg?-3, ' ."7.:1f'!"Lf- . 19162 1 what 1-..f-nz.:-amffesze-2 .121 -fsiiasfii j2i2i522i"e2....42ag, II!fl'23'?iCE::5c'?EE1L':i?:Ei,Ei?2-EE' , -f'1'f'1fwf2a: eezaQa1e:22z,fafi-' 'fn .7.:1.-z:1,3:g:z. .:..-:.. ,.,.k.., I , 1 if 1 ....... 'Y .?5?C'Ef:5L51' .3 f:1...::::y::.- Q .g.5314. .....x... , .... .x ,,. I .4-:-gy .gi-:gr '--Q' -.., .. . A 4 ,...:,... :z,x. ..'.'wa1 ' 1 ... 1 .,.J.., W... THE OAKS 9 OUR SUPERINTENDENT, MR. W. R. BOOKER His task is that of guiding and administrating the many affairs of not one, but all of the Muskegon Heights schools. Under Mr. W. R. Booker's supervision, several schools in several buildings have been coordinated into one educational unit with one continuous purpose. namely: to educate for democracy. It is in large measure owing to the ability and determination of our superintendent that the Muskegon Heights schools as a whole and our own senior high school have been able to "weather the storm" of the past few years of economic depression, insofar as the efficiency of the school system is concerned. While it is perhaps true that the superintendent, in his position as an administrator, neither has the time nor the opportunity to come in close contact with all of the pupils in Muskegon Heights, nevertheless his influence and leadership makes itself felt through the large number of teachers whom he leads. It is the leadership of a superintendent which in the last analysis determines the quality of any school system, because his policies and ways of doing things are directly or indirectly passed on to the pupils through the teachers. The morale of both teachers and stu- dents during the past few years of economic depression, their optimism in the face of discouragement and defeat, clearly reflects the character of this man who is at the head of our educational system. Mr. Booker has never failing confidence in his teachers, which results in a faith of teachers in pupils. This, after all, is the secret to success. Teachers know that they can contide in Mr. Booker and goto him with their prob- lems at any time. Pupils know that they can confide in the teachers at any time in the same way. Altogether, Mr. Booker has proved himself a man of outstanding ability for his job. a very important one to the commun- ity as wall as to the life habits of thousands of boys and girls who pass through the Muskegon Heights schools. His task is one allotted to only a few. and to handles his responsibility well. if 10 THE OAKS At the left side of the room may be seen Miss Mary Harvath, child accounting clerk, hard at work. It is her job to keen a record of all students from kindergarten through high school. At the middle desk in the rear of the office is Miss Bessie Cramer, bookkeeuer, whose business it is to handle all hills and accounts. At the desk on the right is Miss Gertrude Johnson, secretary, who handles correspondence and other secretarial duties. MAIN OFFICE OF BOARD OF EDUCATION Alhert Lemke One of the offices of the Muskegon Heights school system which seldom is brought to the attention of the stu- dents is the general or main office of the Board of Education. It is located in the Central junior High school building at Peck Street and Sherman boulevard. The personnel of the office includes Miss Bessie Cramer, bookkeeperg Miss Mary Harvath, child accounting clerk: and Miss Gertrude Johnson, secretary. All three of these office employes are unusually well experienced. They "know their stuff." All have been em- ployed by the Board of Education for a number of years, so that their effic- iency is not a matter of chance or luck, but hard work plus ability. Miss Cramer's work is to keep all accounts, handle all bills, and keep accurate records on teachers' salaries after they are approved by the Board. Her work has been outstanding throughout many years of service. Bill Strudwick Miss Harvath, child accounting clerk, keeps a permanent record of all students in the Muskegon Heights schools, from kindergarten through the twelfth grade. Her business is to transfer all credits, and record the school census. This is an important work, calling for accuracy in a high degree. Miss johnson, secretary, keeps the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Education, takes care of requisitions for school supplies upon order of the Board of Education, and skillfully handles all correspondence. It is quite a "trick" for a senior to write a good business letter, but to learn more one really should take a HP. G." course from Miss Johnson. VVithout flattery, let it be said that our schools are fortunate to have these three young ladies guarding the cler- ical operation of our lives. They are the "humble servants" who make our schools run smoothly. THE OAKS 11 OUR PRINCIPAL, MR. C. F. BOLT He guides the students of Muskegon Heights High School with a fatherly hand. He advises them in their troubles, aids them in their work, and does his utmost tn make school life enjoyable and profitable. His task is that of patiently listening to continuous complaints. His task is that of shaping for each pupil in Muskegon Heights High School a course of study that will be an asset to him in future years. He cannot shirk his duty. for on his shoulders rests the destiny of tomorrow's men and women. Each year he sends a group of young men and women into the world. prepared under his supervision, to meet Iife's many problems. His reward comes from seeing these groups of young men and young women make' good. His delight is in the affection of those for whom he works. 12 THE OAKS MR. RUDD, CHECKING ATTENDANCE This scene needs no introduction to the majority of Muskegon Heights High School students. It shows Mr. Rudd and two young ladies whose names are well known, caught in the act ot making out absence excuses. It is Mr. Rudd's "bounden dooty" to question these two students in order to determine the cause ot their absence the day previous. Having discovered the cause of their absence, whether it was because of illness. work at home, absence trom the city, or some other cause, Mr. Rudd then proceeds to make out othcial absence "slips" which will admit these young ladies once more to the sanoium of the classroom. One can see from the expression of Icy on their faces that they are bursting with nleasure. No doubt they are looking forward to a day ot leisure. tor one who has been absent always has the privilege of saying: "But Miss Kinnaird. surely you do not expect! me to know that! You know, I was absent yesterday!" 1 T H E o A K s 13 MR. DOHERTY MR. PHILLIP DOHERTY For the past 30 years and more, Mr. Phillip "Phil" Doherty has been an employe of the Muskegon Heights schools. He remembers the days when he had to pump water and fire the boiler hy hand. Drinking fountains in those days were pails and dippers. This man's work stands as a monument to faithful service. "Phil" is our friend, a man worthy ol our sincerest cooperation and respect. To have been custodian of the Mus- kegon Heights schools for the past thirty years is deserving of the name, pioneer! The loyalty and service ren- dered is itself a monument to the tra- dition of the pioneer. But Mr. Phillip Doherty, or "Phil" as he is familiarly known to both students and faculty, has much more than that in common with the Michigan Centennial. His parents migrated from the Land of Erin to Blue Lake township in the days when Indians were something more than a poet's fancv. "The Doher- tys" were among the first white set- tlers in the township. They were blessed, in the year 1864, with a fine, husky lad whom they named "I'hillip." As a youngster, Phillip divided his time between work on the farm, work in the woods, work in the shingle mills of Muskegon, and a meager education in country schools. His schooling of necessity was intermittent. At the age of 17, Phillip moved to North Muskegon. In those days west- ern Michigan was at its peak in the lumber era. There he became a mem- ber of North Muskegons first volun- teer fire department. After thirteen years, he returned to the farm, where he remained until 1907. At that time he "hired out" to the Muskegon Heights Board of Education and for some time was the only man em- ployed as custodian. Later a "Mrs, Smith," to the best of Mr. Doherty's memory, was employed to assist him. At one time, he was supervisor of cus- todians and in charge of repairs. I-Iis service has been practically continuous since the time of his First employment, - and that includes a good many long years. In fact, many of the parents of boys and girls now in high school un- doubtedly "went to school to Mr. Doherty" in years gone by. The Senior Class of 1937 takes this opportunity, therefore, to recognize the remarkable achievement of a man who knows what hard work is and has not failed to face it. It is to be hoped that each member of this year's graduating class may learn just one more lesson by his example. 14 THE OAKS LINDA H. BAHR, Bachelor of Arts. English. Born Pentwater, Mich. Graduate of Pentwater High School and Western State Teachers College. 1-las done Enid- uate work at Western State. Has taught in other schools. Interested in girls' problems, Y. W. C. A. work, vocational guidance, and Americanization prob- lems. Has traveled "somewhat," Enjoys yollllg D60Ul'f5 "l love them." IRENE M. BRIEF, Bachelor of Arts. Commerce. Born Clare, Mich. Graduate of Clare High SCIIOOI and Central State Teachers Col16!36. Taught ill Ufhef schools. Has traveled through western and southern United States. A. M. COURTRIGHT, Master of Arts and Bachelor of Science. Mechanical Drawing and Music. Born Paulding, Ohio. Graduate of Paulding High School, the University of Michigan, and Columbia University. Has done graduate work in Kalamazoo and New York. Formerly electrical engineer for General Electric Co. Interested in musical composition. Traveled in Can- ada, Europe, California and the west, New York and the east including New England. Enjoys tennis, ice- skating, reading French and German, studying mus- ical theory, playing in musical groups, listening to gout conversation, wiping the dishes. VERA CUMMINGS. Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts. Mathematics. Born Kearney. Nebraska. Grad- uate of Kearney High, Nebraska State Teachers College, and Northwestern University. Did graduate work at Northwestern. Taught in other school systems. Ad- viser, Girl Reserves. Enjoys new contacts and mental stimulus of summer school at Northwestern: also the lake. Quadrangle Club and Girl Reserves give oppor- tunity for service: enjoys music as a hobby of long- standing. MARGARET R. DEXTER. Glee Club and Mixed Chorus. Born Washburn, Wis. Graduate of Spooner High School tWis.l and Milwaukee Teachers College tWis.I. Has done graduate work at Eau Claire tWis.l and Milwaukee. Taught in Wisconsin, Montana, and South Dakota. WILLIAM H. DINGLER, Life Certificate. Woodshop. Born Howell, Mich, Graduate of Hartland Consolidated School and Western State Teachers College. Has had previous experience teaching in Dowagiac, Mich. and in the carpentry and building trades. Interests outside of the regular woodshop schedule, include music and dramatics. Succeeded Mr. S. E. Strand who left April 1 to engage in industry. C. S. GRIFFIN, Bachelor of Science. Mechanical Drawing and Woodwork. Born Mercer County, Mis- souri. Graduate of Leon High School tlowaj and Iowa State College. Has done graduate work during summer at Iowa State College. Freshmen Class ad- viser, Scoutmaster. Traveled to Yellowstone National Park and through the Rocky Mountains. Enjoys hik- ing, ramping, reading, listening to the radio, and boy leadership. AGNES V. HAUN, Bachelor of Arts. Librarian. Born Durand, Mich. Graduate of Corunna High School tMich.J and Michigan State Normal College. Graduate work at Western Reserve University, Cleveland. For- merly a member of the stall' of the Michigan State Library. Interested in books and advancement physi- cally and mentally for others as well as for myself. Enjoys all kinds of athletics, movies, lectures, music. people, and why not a jolly time? THE OAKS 15 HENRY J. HOLVERSDN, Bachelor of Arts. English and Social Studies. Graduate of Durand High School tInd.J and the University of Illinois. Has done grad- uate work in education and English at the University of Illinois. Has taught four years in Illinois grade schools. Is interested in literature, woodwork, an- tiques, history, and travel. NELLIE M. JOHNSON, Bachelor of Science. Art. Born Chicago, Ill. Graduated from Ypsilanti High School, Michigan State Normal College lYpsilantij, Western State Teachers College, Chicago School of Applied Art. Now enrolled upon a course in Colum- bia University KN. Y.J. Taught formerly in Madison, Ind., Hammond, Ind., and Muskegon. At one time was employed by the National Harvester Co. in office work, Adviser, Beaux Arts Club. Travel includes Europe California, Canada, Mexico, and throughout the west. Enjoys golf, summer schools, outdoor sketching, and Beaux Arts Club service. OSCAR JOHNSON, Bachelor of Arts. Athletic Di- rector and American Government. Born Cadillac, Mich. Graduate of Cadillac High School and Western State Teachers College. Has done graduate work at Bemidji, Minn., Kalamazoo, Mich., and Northwestern University. Taught in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Interested in coaching. Travel includes a trip to the Olympic Games at Los Angeles in 1932. Enjoys "most anything." MRS. RUSSELL KILE, Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts. English. Born Bangor, Mich. Graduate of Adrian High School fMich.J, Adrian College, and University of Michigan. Travel includes trip through eastern United States, and Europe tsummer of 19301. Visited seven countries. MINNIE M. KINNAIRD, Master of Arts and Bache- lor of Arts. Economics and History. Born in Cass City, Michigan. Graduate of Cass City High School, Alma College, and the University of Michigan. Has done graduate work during summer school and has taught in other school systems. CALVIN F. KOEHN. Printing. Born Appleton, Wis- consin. Graduate of Muskegon High School and United Typothetae School of Printing. Enrolled now at West- ern State Teachers College. Once employed by Dana Printing Company, Dayharsh Journal, A, B. Morse Printing Company. Interested in nature study, juvenile delinquency of boys, advertising, aviation, vocational guidance. Enjoys swimming, boating, skating, hikingg studies religion, current events, history: likes movies, music: interested in Hi-Y and Youth Movements. Hi-Y adviser. H. A. KRUIZENGA, Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts. Latin and History. Born Spring Lake, Mich. Graduate of Grand Haven High School, Hope College, and the University of Michigan. Has taught in Ann- ville Institute, Kentucky. Coach of reserve basketba.i team and tennis team. Adviser of Junior class. En- joys athletics, tennis, reading, and fishing. Interested in gardening, Sunday school work. Travel includes south and eastern United States. FLORENCE M. KURTZ, Bachelor of Science. Geome- try, Algebra, and Commercial Arithmetic. Born in Indiana. Graduate of Harlan High School tInd.J and the University of Chicago. Taught in Allen County, Indiana. Travel includes all but two of the United States, Canada from coast to coast, and six European countries. 16 THE OAKS KATHLEEN E. MACDONALD, Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts. French and Civics. Born Cleve- land, Ohio. Graduate of Cleveland Heights High and Smith College: attended the University of Paris. Has done work at Western Reserve University tClevelandl and l'niversity of Grenoble tFrance.l Taught, in private school and junior college. Has been a tutor. Freshmen class adviser. Likes all kinds of athletics: enjoys books, lectures, music, plays, bridge. Is fond of travel. DAVID R. McKENZIE, Bachelor of Arts. American and General History. Born Coldwater Mich. Graduate of Monroe High School tMich.l and Central State Teachers College: assistant football coach: has traveled "north" and "east.": enjoys hunting, fishing, reading, bridge. and shows. VIRGINIA MIXER, Clerk. Born Muskegon Heights, Mich. Graduate of Muskegon Heights High School. Has had former experience. MINA MORRIS. Master of Science and Bachelor of Science. Clothing. Born Corning, Iowa. Graduate of Corning High School, Iowa State College, and the University of Nebraska. Born High School and the University of Michigan. Holds Cer- tiflcates in Journalism and in Education from U. of M. work WILLIAM E, MURRAY, Bachelor of Arts. Detroit, Mich. Graduate of Bay City Central Has had two years' experience in newspaper and completed a year of graduate study in English at U. of M. Senior class, Acorn, and Oaks adviser. Enjoys all sports, reading, writing, the movies, and mechanical "gadgets" ROY A. PETERMAN, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. Commerce. Born Greenville, Michigan. Graduate of Crystal High School tMich.j and Alma College, Ferris Institute, and Western State Teachers College. Taught in Oklahoma A. and 'M. State College, Mondoui High tWis.l, Wells High tMinn.l, Iron River High tMich.l, Traverse City High, and Green Bay Business College. Adviser, Commercial Club. R. L. RAKESTRAW, Bachelor of Arts. Physics, Chemistry, and General Science. Born Auburn, Ind. Graduate of Auburn High School and DePauw 'Uni- versity. Taught in Howe, Ind., LaGrange, Ind., Butler, Ind., and Hart, Mich. Employed formerly in govern- ment work for England and United States as first assistant bacteriologistg district manager of Michigan Public Service Co.: salesman. Interested in psychol- ogy, writing science: enjoys Hshing, hunting, outdoor life, reading, shows: always glad to be of help. GLADYS M. REID, Bachelor of Arts. Foods. Born Big Rapids, Mich. Graduate of Gardner High School, Gardner, North Dakota, and State Teachers College, Valley City, North Dakota. Travel includes a trip to Denver, Colo., Wyoming, Seattle, Victoria, B. C.. Yellowstone National Park, Black Hills of South Dakota, and the Bad Lands of North Dakota. Enjoys people and sports, especially winter sports. THE OAKS 17 Sir ' . KATHRYN F. REID, Bachelor of Arts. .Iunicr and Senior Oftice Training. Burn East Jordan, Mich, Graduate of Muskegon Heights High Schol and Western State Teachers College. JULIA ALICE ROYSE, Bachelor of Arls. Speech. Born Indianapolis, Ind. Graduate of West LaFayette High School tInd.l and Morningside College. Has done graduate work at the following institutions: University of Wisconsin, DePauw University, North- western University, and the University of Minnesota. Taught formerly in Indiana and Wisconsin. Very much interested in music, literature, and drama. MELVIN E. RUDD, Bachelor of Science in Edu- cation. Commercial Law and Study Hall. Born West Chicago, Ill. Graduate of West Chicngu High School and the University of Illinois. Advistr, senior class. Enjoys fishing in summer: footba.l. basketball in fall and winter: and playing hQlI'ard::. PAUL SOI-IULZE, Bachelor of Music. Sevenlh Grade Music, Glee Club, Bands. Born Burlington, Iowa. Graduate of Burlington High School and Northwestern University. Summer study at Uni- versity of Iowa. JULIA A. SPRAGUE, Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts. English. Born Livingston County, Mich. Graduate of Ypsilanti High School tMich.I, Michigan State Normal College, and the University of Michigan. Has taught in other school systems. Travel includes l'nitefl States, Canaria. and Europe. MARGRET E. VAN RAALTE, Bachelor of Arts. English and Public Speaking. Born in Holland, Michigan. Graduate of Holland High School and Hope College. Interested in dramatics. Enjoys rid- ing, dancing. music, art, reading, and gardening. MARGARET E. WORCESTER, Master of Science and Bachelor of Arts. Biology. Born Eaton Rapids, Mich. Graduate of Big Rapids High School tMich.7, Albion College, and the University of Michigan. Now enrolled upon a course of study at Michigan State College. Taught formerly in Wayland High School tMich.i. Once employed as technician in pathology laboratory of psychopathic hospital, Ann Arbor: camp counsellor. Interested in ttudy cf genetics. Enjoys ice skating, hiking, swimming, rid- ing, reading, music, sketching, gardening, handcraft, campcraft, settlement work, camp fire guardianship. CHARLOTTE WYMAN, Bachelor of Science, Physi- cal Education and Grade Supervisor. Born Flint, Michigan, Graduate of Pontiac High School and M'chigan State Normal College. Minored in history and English. Booster Club adviser. Girl Scout leader. Likes all sports. music, books, plays, movies. Spends summers in camps as waterfront director. L Courtesy ot' National Lun1berman's Bank THE MURMURING PINES AND THE HEMLOCKS . . . Sncws of a hundred Michigan winters and a century of summer sun and rain has failed to erase the memory of that vast. unbroken stretch of pine forest which lay between what is now Muskegon Heights, andthe Straits of Mackinac. A hundred years ago 'those woods resounded to the tune of the woodsman's axe and shouts of the workers. The singing of a cross-cut saw and the crash of boughs was music to the ears. Timber consisted largely of Cork pine, intermingled with beech, maple, oak and hemlock. It was the heyday of the pioneer, and heralded an era of lumbering activity such as the world had never known. Victor Casenelli, well known artist of North Muskegon. caught the spirit for us on canvas. the atmosphere here photographed above. i 4 SIX 3' V, be fx -s S " N 9: 4 13:33 gf ' xzlegw .9 Xx .,.'Y fs ' .52 . '+- A- qc- ,: : w ' .,: "femme 'ti i Used with permission of National LllIllb91'IIl?lI1'S Bank FLOATING LOGS DOWN THE RIVER T0 THE MILLS Above is a photograph of a scene painted in oils ty Victor Casenelli, depicting the second step in a dynamic panorama of progress which tills so many pages of the history of Michigan. To Benjamin H. Wheelock goes the credit for huilding the first sawmill in this area, in January. l837, the year that Michigan became a state. Following the economic depression or "panic" of I837, western Michigan launched upon a period of industrial activity rivaled only hy the present upward surge in ile automobile industry. There is something peculiarly analagous in the social situation of one hundred years ago, and today. The character of the men of I937 will determine the future, even as the character of the men of I837 has determined our present condition. 20 THE OAKS CLASS HISTORY Margaret Lillian Johnson Dear Old Friends: XYe are very happy to be able to write and tell you about our four glor- ious years in High School. ln the fall of 1934, this class ex- pected to begin its first year in Senior High, but a change in plans made it necessary for us to stay at Central Junior High one more year. We felt pretty "blue" about this, but consoled ourselves by telling others that it was an "upper Cl8.SSll1El11u at better to be Central junior than to be a "little greenien at Senior High. lVith Mar- jorie Risk as girl president and Paul Starks as boy president, the class spon- sored the first penny fair and was also given credit for beginning the first Central junior "annual." Since then, "Penny Fairs" have become a popular institution at Central. ' The fall term of 1934-35 found us in the sophomore class in Senior High. In a few weeks we held our class meet- ing and elected Doris Snelling, presi- dent. Other officers included: Mar- jorie Risk, vice-president: Robert Dombrausky, secretary: joe Cirner, treasurer: Boyd Morningstar, ser- geant-at-arms: and Mr. David Mc- Kenzie and Mr. Roy Peterman, advis- ers. During the year we were suc- cessful in sponsoring a Sophomore- Freshman Party, December 7, 1934: a Sophomore Matinee Dance, May 29, 1935: and a Sophomore Evening Dance, March 15, 1935. The 1935-36 school year came upon us so fast that we didn't quite believe that we were Juniors. We were "get- ting ahead" in the world and thus were allowed to hold our class meet- ing second to the Seniors. Paul Starks was elected president: Cecil Foster, vice-president: Margaret Johnson, sec- retary : John Anderson, treasurerg Jack Mixer, sergeant-at-arms: and Miss Macdonald and Mr. Murray, advisers. Four years is a long time-sometimes. That year, we sponsored a junior Matinee Dance, a -lunior Prom, and the -lunior Class play, "The Rejuvena tion of Aunt Mary." The 'lunior-Sen- ior Boat Ride, June 12, went over with a "bang," and the Junior-Senior Picnic, was also enjoyable. XN'e envied the senior class and wished that it were we. Since all good wishes of all good people are granted, the year 1936-37 found us-Seniors! 'lGee, it felt swell!" NYe were the first to hold a class meeting and elected Marjorie Risk, president, Felicia Vandak was chosen vice-president: Doris Snelling, secretary: Muriel Sondeen, treasurer: Lee Poulin, sergeant-at-arms: Mr. Rudd and Mr. Murray, class advisers. The first semester seemed "to take wings." W'e did manage, however, to "slide in" a matinee dance December 4, and a good start on The Acorn, our school newspaper. The second semester didnlt "fly", it went so fast we didn't even see it. But we found time to select an Oaks staff and begin work on our annual publication. After several class meet- ings, and Oaks Board meetings, we began the "drive" for subscriptions: the advertising department got under way, and the editorial staff went to work. The class play, "The Lilies of the Field," was a hit. Then, in swift succession, came the Class Day exercises and the distribu- tion of The Oaks, The Class Break- fast, The Girls' Tea, The Junior-Sen- ior Party, The Oaks Drive Party, Bac- calaureate Sunday and Commence- ment. The Alumni Dance rounded out the year and closed the books on the happy days of our high school years which will never come again. VVe wish you all good luck, and good-by. Sincerely, The Class of 1937 OA Yfvfr ar fl' 22 THE OAKS DONNA JEAN ANDERSON "DOLLY" General Diploma A woman only keeps one secret: What she does not know herself! Fommercial Club 2, 3: Girl Reserves 2, 3: Glec Pluh 1, 2: Intramural Basket Ball 1: Junior Play 3. JOHN S. ANDERSON "BLONDIE" General Diploma None but the brave deserve the fair. f'Olllll'll Member 3: HE-Y Clrh 4: Class '1're::surer 3. LUCILE ANSPACH "PEGGY" General Diploma Always in season. Commercial Club 2, 3, l: Girl Rusexwes 11, 3: Glee Club 1, 3, -l: Mixed Chorus 4. RUTH LOUISE AUE "RUTHY" General Diploma A daughter of the gods, Divinely tall-and most divinely fair. Comniercial Flub 2, 3: Girl Reserves 2: Beaux Arts Club 3: Glee Club 1, 2, 3. 43 Mixed Chorus 3, 4. WILLIAM D. BAKER "BILL" College Diploma Sleepy time man, yon're turning days znto nights. Intl'zmuu':1l Basket Ball 2, 3. SHIRLEY ADELAIDE BAKER "PEG" College Diploma O blest retirement! Friend to l'ife's decline: Retreat from care, that never must be mme. Tran-k 2: Intramural Basket Ball 1, 2, 3, 4: Intramural Baseball 1, 2, 3: Intramural volley Ball 1, 2. NAOMI BARHITTE NFRUITPORTU College Diploma A musical instrument of quality. Baud 2, 3, -1. MERLE LESTER BENEDICT Commercial Diploma Always Johnnie on the spot! Commercial Club 2, 3. 4: Beaux Arts Club 1, 2, 4: Ozxlts Staff 4: Acorn Staff -l: Junior Play 3. ALLISON WALTER BLANSHINE "AL" College Diploma I 'cl rather study books, than women. Oaks Stnfl' -l: Avorn Stnfl' 4. KENNETH BROADBENT "ZIPPER" College Diploma Napoleon was a small man, but a great success. 3 THE OAKS 23 RICHARD B. BROSEY "DICK" College Diploma To spend too much time in study is sloth. Reserve Football 1, 23 Intramural Basket Ball 1, 2. JAMES DONALD BUCK "JACK" fRABBITJ General Diploma Often has he burned the midnight oil,- but not for study. Reserve Football 23 Track 1, 2: Intramural Basket Ball 1, 2. ELOISE JANE BURANDT "JANE" Commercial Diploma Good to the last drop. Commercial Club 2, 3, 4. WILLENE EvoNE CAMP "WILLIE" College Diploma Through her hair shines her true and willing spirit. Glrl Reserves 2, 3, 4: IHfl'llllllll'1ll Basket, Ball -5: Intramural Bastball 3: In ramural Vrnley Ball A: Acorn Stuff 4: Glee Club l. ELSIE MAY CAMPBELL General Diploma gladg had. A smile for all, a welcome A genial, coaxing way she Commercial Club 3: Library Club 2: Acirn Stafl' 4: Glee Club 1: Intramural Basket Ball 2. 4: Track 1. 2: Intramural Baseball 2: Intramural Volley Ball 2: Minstrel Show MARIAN LOUISE CARDD General Diploma Talkers are not always good cloers. Acorn Stall' -ig Glee Club 1, 2, 3: Dcclamatinn 2: In- tramural Basket Ball 4. ROBERT JAMES CAUGHEY "Bos" General Diploma Why study? The more we study, the more there -is to forget. Commercial Club 3, -lg Tennis 33 Intramural Ball 3. Basket H. LEOTA CHRISTOPHERSON HSHORTYH Commercial Diploma We seldom repent talking too little. Commercial Club 3, 4: Glee Club 1: Entered from Mus- kegon: Girls' Athletic Association l. JOSEPH EDWARD CIRNER General Diploma A good nuzn 'is always zz. novice in the ways of the world. Sludent Council 2: Hi-Y Club 4: Glue Club 3, -l. Reserve Fsotball 3: Reserve Basket Bill 3: Varsity Basket Bal 4: Track 2, 3: Intramural Basket B.:ll Z.: Class Treasurer 2: Senior Play. l.Vl.AYNARD LEROY CLARK Commercial Diploma Life's a jest, and all things show ity I thought so once, and now I know it. Min-:trol Show 3: Oaks Staff' -l: Commercial Club 3, -l. 24 THE OAKS an CLARA M. CROSS "HON" General Diploma I find that nonsense, at times, -is singu- larly ref'reshwin.g. Coinmerrial Club 3. DANIEL R. DARE College Diploma I'lI probably grow up some day. Re-servo Football 3: Rrserve Basket Ball 3: Traok 2, 3: 'lunns -l: lntranniral Basket Ball 1, 2, 3. ELIZABETH MARY DAWES "BETTY" College Diploma She can get away with anything. G'rl Reserves -l: Oaks Staff -l: Acorn Stall' 4: Devla- niation 2: Illl.l'2llllll1'kl1 Basket Ball 3. ROBERT LEE DOMBRAUSKY "BOB" General Diploma ' Much have I t'ra'oelecl fin the realms of books: but a book is just a book! Student Council 2: Hi-Y Club 2, 4: Benux Arts Club 1. 2. 3, -1: Class Secretary 2. . MARGARET LILLIAN EARLE "MARG1E" General Diploma Wit-h her quiet, modest, sunny dispo- sztion.. Commercial Club 3. LLOYD JOHN EASON General Diploma Once an Englishman, always an Eng- lishnlan. Minstrel Show 3: Oaks Staff 4: Acorn Staff 4: Glee Club 3, 4: Spring, Fall, Winter Concerts 3, 4. ELEANOR ELIZABETH ELBERS "NORA" College Diploma Jolly and carefree, a friend to all. Ric-star Club 2, 3, 4: Track 1, 2: Intramural Basket Ball 1, 2, 3, 4: Intramural Baseball 1, 2, 3: Intra- nuu'al Volley Ball 1, 2, 3. ROBERT H. ENGLE General Diploma His shoulders are broad: quite necessary for a man. Varsity Football 3, 4: Reserve Football 2: Track 2, 3. JACK W. ERICKSON General Diploma Lessons don't bother meg neither do girls. Varsity Basket Ball 2: Intrannxral Basket Ball 1, 2, 3, 4: Ill'.l'2lIlllll'l11 Baseball 1. 2. JACK RUSSELL FINGER USPOOKSH College Diploma I study if I feel like it, and won't when I don't: I'Il pass, if I can, and if I can't, I won't. I-HAY Club 1, 2: Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Mixed Chorus 4: Var- sity Football 4: Reserve Football THE OAKS 25 PAUL JOHN FINGER General Diploma Small,-but he gets around. Hi-Y Club -1: Minstrel Slum' 33 Gler Club -iz Mixed Chorus 4. LUDWIG JOE FIXEL 'LLUD" General Diploma A great big smile never does any harm. Intramural Basket Ball 1, 2, 3. MAXINE YVONNE FLING "MAX" Commercial Diploma There is a 'vein of mirth beneath her air of dignity. Commercial Club 2, 3, 4. CECIL EDWIN FOSTER General Diploma Art for art's sake, I always say. Student Council 3: Beaux Arts Club Oftlrer 2, 3, 4: Beau Arts Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Glee Club 3. 4: Class Vice- President 3: Oaks Stafl' 2, 3, 4. MARVIN KEITH GEISLER "MARV" College Diploma His perpetual grin is sure to win. Deelamtition 2: Debate 4: Varsity Football 3, 4: Re- serve Football 1, 2: Junior Play Cast 39 Track 1. ELEANOR LILLIAN GROSS "TI-:NAU General Diploma Her air, her manners,-all who saw, admzred. Cfnnniereial Club 3: Girl Reserves 0fl'lc'er -l: ll rl Re- serves 3, al: Intramural Basket Ball 1, 2, 3: lntranuuril Valley Ball 1, 2, 3: Intramural Baseball 1, 21 Tran-lr 1. 2: Christmas Pageant 1, 2, 32 Aeorn Stall' -l. ERNEST JAMES GYEBNAR "ERNIE" Commercial Diploma A sparkle of 'mirth and goorl fellowship. Crmnierrial Club 2. 3, 4: Beaux Arts Club 1, 2, -lg Intramural Basket Ball 1, 2, 3, 4: Junior Play 3: Oaks Staff 4: Acorn Staff 4: Special Assembly Counel 4. ELSIE PETRA HANSEN Commercial Diploma The're's always time for mischief. Commercial Club 3, 4. REVA VIRGINIA HARMAN General Diploma Still waters run deep. Commercial Club 3: Intramural Baseball 1, 2: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Intramural Volley Ball 23 Traek 1, 21 Minstrel Show 3. BOYD H. HARTSUIKER General Diploma 'Tis better to be silent, than wrong. Band 1, 2, 3, 4. 26 THE OAKS on CLINTON A. HATCH 'AHATCHEYU College Diploma Yon. can't hold anything against cz man if he doesnft say anything. Beaiux Arts Club 3. 4. ELLA MAY HENDRICK Commercial Diploma A sincere, good, friendly girl, who is ever kind. Cnnimercial Club 2. VICTOR J. HEMPHILL "BUD" College Diploma Quiet,-but a better boy is hard to find. Club 1. 2: Varsity Football 4: Reserve Beaux Arts Football 1, 2: Track 3, 4: Intramural Basket Ball 2, 4. JEANETTE LABETH HILE "TUBBY" Commercial Diploma Mistress of herself, though China fall. Commercial Club 3, 4: Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3, 4: Glee Club 2. 3, 4: Mixed Chorus 3, -l: Track 2: Intra- mural Basket Ball 1: Intramural Baseball 2: Junior Play 3: Christmas Palreant 2. 35 Senior Play. NORMA HILL "NORM" General Diploma You. know her by the noise she doesn't make. Comniercial Club 4: Intramural Basket Ball 1: Intra- mural Volley Ball 1. lllELVIN ROY HOLTROP "MEL" General Diploma The world's greatest men have not com.- monly been great scholars. Varsity Football 3: Reserve Football 1, 23 Track 1, 2, 35 Reserve Basket Ball 2. JGSEPH PETER HOLTZ "J. P." College Diploma Good naturecl, a friend to everyone. Beaux Arts Club Ofilcer 4: Beaux Arts Club 1, 3, 4: Glee Club 4: Varsity Baskat. Ball 4: Reserve Basket Ball 3, Intramural Basket all 2: Senior Play. ELIZABETH HULKA "BETTY" Commercial Diploma There's mischiefi behind that sober Klphyz-li FLORENCE DOROTHY JEDREZAK "TINA" Commercial Diploma A laugh will chase away the blues. Commercial Club 3, 4: Girl Reserves 1, 3, 4: Glee Club 2, 3, 4: Mixed Chorus 3, 4: Intramural Basket Ball 23 Intramural Valley Ball 2. I MARGARET ANNE JOHNSON "MARJ" Commercial Diploma A kiss, a frock, a rhyme: I didnft say they feed my heart, yet they pass the time! Commercial Club 31 Intramural Basket Ball 2. THE OAKS 27 41' MARGARET LILLIAN JOHNSON "MARG1E" College Diploma A man shall win as best with flattery. Student Council 2, 3: Commercial Club 33 Girl Re- serves 4: Booster Club Ofliuer 2, 3: Booster Club 2, Zi, 4: Oaks Staff 4: Acorn Staff -1: Glee Club 1, 2, 25: Track l, 2: Intramural Basket Ball 1, 2, 3, 4: Il'1ll"4l,' mural Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4: Intramural Vulley Ball 1, L.. 3, 4: Junior Play 3: Class Secretary 3: Senior Play, HARRIET MARGUERITE JONES "HATT1E" College Diploma ' She shall have music wherever she goes. Girl Reserves 3, 4: Intramural Basket Ball 1, 2. 4: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Mixed Chorus 3, 4. JOHN N. JOZSA "FLOP" College Diploma P-e-1'-s-i-s-t-e-n-c-y spells success. Oaks Staff 4: Acorn Stafl' 4: Glee Club 4: Varsity Basket Ball 4: Reserve Basket Ball 3: Intramural Basket Ball 2. JEANETTE KATT "NET" Commercial Diploma In her quietness, ambition reigns su- preme. Library Club 1: Glee Club 1: Track 2. PRESTON H. KEEFER "PEP" General Diploma If she slight me when I woo, I can scorn and let her go. Commercial Club 3: Varsity Football 4: Reserve Foot- ball 1, 3: Track 1: Class Secretary 1. ROBERT NEIL KELLOGG "BOB" General Diploma What a man eats for breakfast will de- termine his future. Beaux Arts Club 4: Intramural Basket Ball 1. Z. HERBERT KELLEY General Diploma The world knows nothing of its greatest men. MITCHELL JOSEPH KOBIERSKI College Diploma Just a boy, with a man's character. Oaks Stall' 4: Acorn Staff 4. ANTHONY J. KOLENIC "TONY" General Diploma Moclesty becomes any young man. Reserve Football 2, 3: Printing of Acorn and Oaks 2 3 4 THOMAS W. KREPPS College Diploma Not that I love study less, But that I love fun more! Varsity Football 4: Reserve Football 2, 3: Intramural Basket Ball 1. 28 THE OAKS pd? n LEOPOLD ANTHONY KULIKOWSKI "RED General Diploma Blessed are they that say nothing, For they shall not be quoted. Varsity Football 4: Reserve Football 2, 3: Varsity B,iSlxE'l Ball 4: Reserve Basket, Ball 3: 'l'r..c.I 2, .s, 4. intramural Basket Ball II. HERBERT A. KUNZ "HERB" General Diploma A man hasnft 'really lived until he has learned to overcome a few handicaps. Aeurn Start' 4: Baud 1. 2. KENNETH ISIDORE LANORE "KEN" General Diploma Ability -is nothing more than willingness to learn. Beaux Arts Club 3, -l: Oaks Stall' 4: Accra Salt' 3, -1: Debate 1. VERNON ARTHUR LEATHERMAN HLEATHERNECKH College Diploma That's as well. said as if I said it myself. Beaux Arts Club Offlver 2. 35 Beaux Arts Club .., 3, 4. HERMINA LOUISE LEIFI-'ERS "MINA" College Diploma A little shy, perhaps, but never too shy to be friendly. Library Club 1, 2: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Track 2: Mixed Chorus 4: Intramural Basket Ball 1, 2, 3: Iu- tramural Baseball 1, 2: Intramural Volley Ball 1, 2: West Shore Musie Festival 3, -l. ALBERT RICHARD LEMKE General Diploma We Germans of the old school fear God, but nothing else! Oaks Statl' -1: Acorn Statl' 4: Glee Club 3, 4: Beaux Arts Club 4. ESTHER MAY LEROUX "MICKEY" College Diploma Without the melody of the human voice, just what would this world be? G,irl Reserves Officer 3: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Mixed Chorus 3, 4. WALLACE C. LUND College Diploma Edison, lVlarconi, Steinmetz,-ah! those names are immortal! EDNA MARIE LUNDEEN "CHIEF BIG FEET" College Diploma It matters not how long we live, but how. Girl Reserves 3. 4. MARIAN VALORIE MALAVAZOS "VAL" Commercial Diploma A friend to one, a friend to all,-and a conscientious worker. Commercial Club Offlver 2. 3, 4: Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4: Acorn Stall' 4. THE OAKS 29 LOUIS PAUL MANAK "MINNIE" General Diploma My tongue within my lips, I rein, For who talks much, 'must talk in vain. Commercial Club 2, 3, 4: Beaux Arts Club 1, 2: Clel- Club 3, -ll Travk 2: Intramural Basket Bull l. OLGA ANNE MARCHUK "ALICE" General Diploma Good nature is something more than knowledge. Girl Reserves 3: Beaux Arts Club 1. 2, 3: Glee Club 3. OLGA CHRISTINE MAREK "OAKIE" Commercial Diploma I am a woman, What I think, I must speak. Glee Club 1: Junior Play 3. JOSEPH J. MASON General Diploma I feel relieved at last, For my work days are past! Acorn Staff 4: Varsity Football 4: Reserve Foo.ball 3: Intramural Basket Ball 1, 2, 3, 4: Intramural Base- ball 1, KATHERINE ANN MATHES "KATE" General Diploma There is no substitute. Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3: Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4: Intramural Baseball 1, 2: Intramural Volley Ball 1, 2. HELEN MARIE MATSON Commercial Diploma Silence 'ls golden. Cuiunierciul Club 2, 3: Girl Reserves -l: lllee Club 1. SYLVIA LORRAINE MEEUWSEN College Diploma By her mfznners, sir, she 'is of noble birth.. A 4'l'll'1Il'llllIIllI' to the Aeoru. ESTHER JANE MELIN Commercial Diploma A student, an athlete, a merry girl, too! Commercial Club 2, 3: Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3, -1: Booster Club 3, 4: Glee Club 1: Intramural Basket Bull 2, LI: Intramural Baseball 2: "MH" 3. HERBERT GEORGE MEYER "HERB" General Diploma An artist, to be a success, must have secluszon. Benux Arts Club Officer 3: Beaux Arts C.ub 2, 3, -1: Minstrel Show 3: Glee Club 3, -l: Oaks Staff 4: Mixed Chorus 3. CHARLES E. MILLER "CHUCK" College Diploma Hold the fort! I'm coming! Oaks Staff 3, 4: Glee Club 4. 30 THE OAKS JACK C. MIXER "JAKE" College Diploma Don't fake life too seriously: Yoa'll never get out of it alive! Student Council 2, 3: Commercial Club 4: Hi'Y Club 1, 2: Oaks Staff 4: Auorn Stall -l: Bantl 2, 14: Intra- mural Basket Ball lt Intramural Baseball 2: Class SeI'geant-at-arins 2, 3: Junior Play 3. BOYD DELTON MORNINGSTAR College Diploma Hard telling what these quiet fellows will do when no one is looking. Student Council 2: Declamation 2: Junior Play 3: Varsity Football 4: Reserve Football 1, 2. 3: Intra- mural Basket Ball 1, 2, 3, 4: Class Sergeant-at-arnis 2. FRANCIS EDWARD NAGLE "BIN" General Diploma A laugh, a. joke, and another laugh! Tha.t's what life is made of! Band 1. 2. R, 4: Orchestra 1. 2, 4. DONALD LOUIS NAPERALSKY Gen-eral Diploma Fritz Kreisler plays a violin, too! PRISCILLA MARJORIE NIENHUIS "PEGGY" General Diploma Her very frowns are fairer far Than the smiles of other maidens are. Commercial Club 3, 4: Girl Reserves 3, 4: Oaks Staft' 4: Acorn Stall' 4: Glee Club 3, 4: Mixed Ch'-rus 4: Minstrel Show 3: Christmas Pageant 3, 4. Entered from llluskeg.-:on High: G.A.A. 1, 2: Swimming Club 1, 2: Senior Play. MELVINA OUELLETTE Commercial Diploma Her delicate beauty stole my heart away! Commercial Club 2, 3, 4: Girl Reserves Officer 4: Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4: Minstrel Show 3: Glee Club 3. PENELOPE PAPPAN "PENNY" Commercial Diploma Zealoas, yet very modest. ELI-'ORD JAMES PEDLER "BUD" College Diploma His queer remarks, his odd replies: Most times foolish, sometimes wise! Hi-Y Club Offlcer 4: Hi-Y Club 4: Beaux Arts Club 2, 3, 4: Oaks Stall' 4: Acorn Stall' 3, 4: Reserve Foot- ball 2: Track 2, 3, 4: Intramural Basket Ball 2. Entered from Muskegon High 1934. RUDOLPH W. POMPER "RUBY" General Diploma Hi ho, everybody! M'nstrel Show 3: Glee Club 3, 45 Varsity Football 3, 4: Reserve Football 2: Reserve Basket Ball 1, 2: Track 1, 2: Intramural Basket Ball 1, 4: .lunfur Play 3. ' LEE M. POULIN College Diploma Who said only sissies have curly hair? Varsity Football 4: Reserve Football 2, 3: Track 1, 2, 3: Athletic Board of Control 4. THE OAKS 31 ay SUSAN MILDRED PRASKAC "SUE" Commercial Diploma She has a soul to win friends and cn heart to hold them. DELTON RAULIN College Diploma If Fm right, I'll argue till the cows come home. Varsity Football 4: Reserve Football 3: Trarlr 2, 3, li Intramural Basket Ball 2, 4: Junior Play 3. G1LsoN LENORE REED "LIONEL" College Diploma Sincerity is the first rnark of a man. WILLIAM REINECKE General Diploma Happy-go-lucky, fair, and free! Nothing exists that bothers me! Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Orchestra 4: Glee Club 3: Mixed Chorus 3. MARJORIE L. RISK "MARGE" College Diploma A jolly girl, chuck full of fun: She's always nice to everyone. Student Council President 4: Student Council 1. 2, 4: Oaks Stafl' 4: Aeorn Stafl' 4: Band 4: Glee Club 1: Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4: Oratory 4: Class President 1, 4: Class Vice-president 2: Declamation 2: West Shore Music Festival 1, 2, 3. 4. MARGERY MARY ROBARGE "MARGE" General Diploma Not stepping over the bounds of modesty. l'onInIeI'I-iul Club 3: Intr:IInur:Il Basket Bull LZ, Il: ln- ll'2IIlllIl'ill Ynlley Ball Z, IONA J. ROTH "ONIE" Commercial Diploma Kind to everything it touches. lwIll'llIll9l'C'llll Club 3, Al: Girl Reserves 3, 4: Illee Fluo 2, 3. 4: Mixed Chorus Ji, -l: Illil'1lllllll"ll Buslut Bain :lg 1ll.l'il!lllll'2ll Volley Ball 2. ELI J. SAN'1'o General Diploma Mischief and I are 'very good pals. Benux Arts Club Member 1, 2, 3, -lg Intruniural Basket Ball 1, 2. ANDELENE SCHREBE "ANDY" General Diploma She knew it not, but she was fair: And like the moonbeam was her hair. MARY J. SHAFER "JERRY" College Diploma Good books have taught her courage, kindness, and capability. L 1 L I 1 1.1, 'fu' 1 11 1 91111 . M11 .11 1 1,111 . -1 1 q , ., I, f ef. 1 ' ' Hx- 'W- 1, . 5 ,1 ", '1,I 11 I "',' '11,19n' 411 i1 I 1,1 . ,,l - li vxjfrg 'AA .1 - 1941- ,11 '1A -', 1 "'5'i1. 1.1 - Mi' , 1 11 1. .N 1 1 11f"'f-QW" 4 1 4 '-.. 1 1 11 .., , X-. 1111, , A 1, 5 1, ,1 1 '11511-5W""-.-.Lf . 1s- ' .11 1 .1 1111-11,1 1 1 1 16:1 11,1 41 Q13-fig' ,M g," 1114-,'11' ,'f111j,'11,1 - -, -,J .,1 ,11-1 1-11 -3-.21 1 ' 1 :1l1o1z... 111,' 1 1,1 11.1 .111 ' 1 1 1, -11'- . X-'11 '11 1 I 1, 1111451 1 '1-x11"1' 1, ' .11ju"I1 11' , ' 1 I 1 'x. 1: 1 1 '1 1:'v, 11 ' 1 W 1 VXA' ni' 1v V , -If ff 1 1 1 1 1 W11-1 1 I I 1' ' 1 , '1' . 1 "J: 1 4 1 111 , - 1 '1 , x1f,4'.'-.. 11' ' Q,'fL1I1, 1 ' ' " 1 'ff .1 1 1, , 1 1" " f. - '1'.1!"15? ,. , 1 1,1 1 4.15211 1 1-W.: 1"1'1 1 - 711.21111 ':'f" F? "if' 1,1 l1!.,'1- W :,111g .'1, . ,,1 .1 1, :'.. 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Oaks Stall' -l: Entered from St. Jean's 1935. Glee Club 1, 2: Class Vice-1lI'esideIIt 2: Operetta 1, 2: Class 1'resident 1: Oratory -l. ANDREW MARTIN SHUTTIE "ANDYl' College Diploma A cheering friend, rl. willing wo-rker. Commercial Club 3: Hi-Y Club 3, 4: Oaks Stall' 4: Arurn Staff 4. JOSEPH ALBERT SIENKIEWICZ HSILENT JOE" General Diploma A good f-riend, both staunch and true: A good sport when f'un's in view. Student Council 1 : Reserve Football 3: Intramural Basket Ball 1, 2 : Reserve Basket Ball 3: .Iuniur Arurn Editor, 1. BETTY M. SIKKENGA UBETSH College Diploma With quiet, yet determined force, She travels her destined way. Commervial Club Offirer 4: CflIllYl1Ul'C,lll Club 4: Girl Reserves Oftlcer 4: Girl Reserves 2. 3, 4: Booster Club Officer 3, 4: Booster Club 1. 2. 3, 4: Oaks Staff 4: Acorn Stah' 3, 4: Glee Club 1, III- tramural Basket Ball 2, 3: Intramural Yulley Ball 1, 3: Junior Play 3: Girl Reserve Inter-Club Council 4: Girl Reserve Inter-Club President -l: Senior av. STEVE E. SIMONCIK UPEEWEEY' General Diploma An athlete, a gentleman, and a scholar. Commeroial Club 2: Hi-Y Club 4: Band 2, 3: Track 2, 3: Varsity Football 4: Reserve Football 3: Varsity Basket Ball 4: Reserve Basket Ball 3: Intramural Basket Ball 2. GEORGE PAUL SKODACK "STOP" Commercial Diploma There is no voice more worthy than our own. Commercial Club 4: Commercial ClIIb Officer 4: Varsity Basket Ball 4: Reserve Basket Ball 3. DONA JEAN SMITH HSMITTYU College Diploma Good things come in small packages. Be-aux Arts Club 1, 2: Glee Club 3, 4: Mixed Chorus 4: Minstrel Show 3. DONALD A. SMITH "DON" General Diploma A man with an honest heart. Oaks Staff 2, 3: Acorn Staff 2, 3: Intramural Basket Ball 2. 3: Junior Play 3. JANE IRENE SMITH "SMITTY" College Diploma Short and snappy! Minstrel Show 3: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Mixed Chorus -1: Junior Play 3. THE OAKS 33 S as DORIS M. SNELLING HDORIEU College Diploma Charms may strike the sight, but her merit wins the soul. Student Council 1, 2, 3, 4: Girl Reserves 3, 4: G rl Reserves Officer 4: Girl Scouts 1: Oaks Slatl' Rl: Acorn Stall' 43 Glee Club 1, 2, 3: Mixed Chorus 3: Class President ZZ: Class Secretary 4: Class Treasurer 1. MURIEL C. SONDEEN HSHRIMPH College Diploma Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Student Council 4: Library Club Ofhcer 4: Oaks Staff, Acorn Staff 4: Library Club 2, 3, 4: Gill Scouts Officer 2, 3: Girl Scouts 2, 3: Booster Club Officer 3, 4: Booster Club 2, 3, 4: Class Treasurer 4: Intramural Basket Ball 2, 3, 4: Intramural Baseball 3: Athletic Board of Control Secretary 4. PAUL E. SPENCE "SPENCER DEAN" General Diploma Quiet in appearance, with motives un- known. Track 1: Intramural Basket Ball 1: Intramural Base- ball 1. PAULINE SPENCE "P" Commercial Diploma An amiable nature is the first requisite of the- perfect secretary. Commercial Club 2, 3, 4: Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4. PAUL STARKS "SCRATCH" Commercial Diploma That I"m a 'man I'Zl have you know, Even though I have some space to grow. Student Council President 1: Student Council Sec- retary 3: Student Council 1. 3: Commercial Club Ofticer 4: Ctvknmercial Club 2, 3, 4: I-Ii-Y Club 2, 3, 4: Assemby Committee 4: Class President 1, 3: Varsity Basket Ball 3, 4: Reserve Basket Ball 2: Intramural Basket Ball 1: Intramural Baseball 1. FRED A. STEINER HFRITZH General Diploma Young ladies are my specialty. Varsity Football 4: Reserve Football 3: Intranulral Basket Ball 4. WILLIAM THORTON STRUDWICK General Diploma Has a 'manly self-reliance. Beaux Arts Club 4: Oaks Slafl' 4: Acorn Stall' -l. Glee Club 3. NEIL K. STURTEVANT "BUD" General Diploma The first qualification of a knight is that he have a trusty steed. Band 1, 2: Orchestra 2: Glee Club -l. AUBREY J. SUTTER HSLIMN General Diploma School! I suppose it is a necessary evil! Acorn Staff 3: Intramural Basket Ball 2. MARGARET E. SWEET "SHINNER" General Diploma A gentle maiden, yet she knows her way. Commercial Club 1, 2: Booster Club Officer 3: Bo stcr Club 2, 3, 4: Track 1, 2, 3, 4: Intramural Basket Ball 1, 2, 3: Intramural Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4: Intramural Volley Ball 1, 2, 3, L 34 THE OAKS JUNIOR LEROY THIELBAR "JUNE" General Diploma Calmness is a great advantage: 'Tis a joy that Iengthens life. Commercial Club 1: Glee Club l: Intramural Basket Ball 1, 2, 3. LO1s MAXINE THOMA College Diploma She also has a grin. Girl Reserves 2, 3: Oaks Staff 4: Acorn Stall' 4: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4. EMMA C. TROSKO "EM" Commercial Diploma Not so mach talk: a. great, sweet silence. Girl Reserves 3, 4: Glee Club 1, 2. HELEN EMMA VALISCO General Diploma Here's to Helen: a real friend, doing all things well! Girl Scouts 3: Sewing Club 3: Glee Club 2, 3: Basket Ball Class Tuurnsiment 3. FELICIA ANN VANDAK "FALY" Commercial Diploma Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well. Student Council 1, -1: Commercial Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Girl Reserves Officer 3, 4: Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3, -l: Glee Club 2, 3: Mixed Chorus 3: Intramural Busket Ball 2: Intramural Volley Ball 2: Clnss Vit-e-president l, 4: Girl Reserve Conference DONALD VANDER VEEN "DON" College Diploma His height gives him an advantage not to be scorned. Hi-Y Club Officer 4: Intramural Basket Ball 4. BERT GEORGE VANDERWEST "THE BEST" General Diploma What jolly, spirited 'rogue is this? Oaks Stafl' 3, 4: Acorn Staff 3, Al: Travl: 1, LE, 3: Infrziniurnl Basket Ball 1, 2, 3, 4: Intramural Buse- ball 1, 2. JUNICE VANKAMPEN UBLONDIEU Commercial Diploma Sometimes glad, sometimes sad, Sometimes vmschievous, but never bad. Commercial Club 2: Girl Reserves 4: Oaks Stall' 4: Acorn Stall' 4: Intramural Basket Ball 25 Intramural Baseball 2. GAIL GENEVIEVE VEENEMAN Commercial Diploma Quiet and unassuming, yet ever loyal. Commercial Club 2, 3: Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3. 4. JERALDINE JEAN VEENEMAN "JERRY" Commercial Diploma ' I do assure you that I will that which I will. Commercial Club 1, 2, 4: Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3: Acorn Stall' 4: Glee Club 1: Intramural Basket Ball. THE OAKS 35 ALDA B. WALKER "AL" Commercial Diploma Her ways are ways of pleasantness. DORIS WILCOX Commercial Diploma Just fair enough to be pretty: Just wise enough to be witty. DONALD Woon General Diploma Clothed 'in dignity, yet never frowns upon a good time. Hi-Y Club Officer 4: Glee Club 3, 4: Mixed Chorus 4: Intramural Basket Ball 2: Senior Play 4. MARGARET LUCILLE WOOD Commercial Diploma Wise to 'resoliieq patient to perform, Commercial Club ZZ, 3: Girl Reserves 2, Ii: Glen- Club 1, 4: Bqmster Club 3, -lg Girl Scouts l: lntrainuuii Basket Bull 3: lntrauuural Baseball 33 Intramurznl Vulluy Ball Ii. CLARA JANE WORKMAN "ToO'rs" Commercial Diploma Cheerfulness is the soul's sunshine. Commercial Club 3, 4: Oaks Staff 43 Intramural Basket Ball 25 Intramural Volley Ball 2. DOLORES LORENE ZACHARIASON "DEL" College Diploma To be gentle is the test of cz. lady. Cnmmercial Club 4: Beaux Arts Club -lp Entered fr-izm Grand Rapids. Student Council 25 Glee Club lIFrenrh Club 2, 3: Armistice Program -l. ROSALYN MAE ZIMMERMAN "ROSE" College Diploma Modest, demure, yet full of fun. Commercial Club 3: Library Club 3: Girl Scouts 1: Glee Club 2, 3: Mixed Chorus 3. 36 THE OAKS SENIORS-CAUGHT BY THE CANDID CAMERA W' i i THE OAKS 37 PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS "Battles are won the day before." Did not XVellington say that XVaterloo was won at Eton? Indeed, true enough. For NVellington was educated at Eton where he learned the art of handling men and playing winning games. There it was that he learned to out- line his plans before he struck. There it was that he learned that men fought well because of their physical, mental, and moral condition: and their condi- tion was determined by the thoughts upon which their minds centered for days before they went into battle. So it is with life. If our morale has been raised in school, and well may we hope it has, half the battle is already won. In this graduating class, as in any fair cross-section of our kind, we see three types of people: the "wills," the "won'ts," and the "can'ts." The hrst,the wills, will accomplish everything: the second, the won'ts, will oppose every- thing: the third, the can'ts, will fail in everything. Are we won'ts or can'ts? If we are, we have lost before the bat- tle has begun, for the "wills" it shall be, that will lead the other two-thirds who could if they would. It is very true that true hope lies in youth. We gowned and hooded sen- iors stand poised to be let loose for action. XYe will rebuild the world. XVe see only two generations-ours, the some nine hundred thousand graduates of nineteen hundred thirty-seven, and the oldest generation which is now ready to move out only to let us move into its place. Let us remember that as we step through the door onto the threshold of life we are not ready to take over the reign. There are certain lessons that can be learned neither from books nor from the experiences of others, and until we have learned those lessons, we had best let the unseen overlapping generations ahead of us rule. lVe can improve the world, but the best solu- tion for improvemeent is not to be reached in the hrst combat. Today is the day before the battle. Tomorrow we will begin the light. Some of us will win: as many may lose. But to those who hope to win let us remember that "the elevator to success is out of order": our best bet is to use the stairs. "It takes a little courage And a little self-control, And some grim determination If you want to reach the goal. It takes a deal of striving, And a Firm and stern-set chin No matter what the battle, lf you're really out to win." 38 THE OAKS VALEDICTORY ADDRESS Seniors ! Graduation ! Excitement ! Congratulations! The glory and glam- our of it all! But is this not simply the tiusel and the show? Isn't there something finer and more worth while to graduation than that? Let us pause a moment to investigate. The fast moving scientific and economic world in which we live has set for us an in- creasingly fast pace. Has graduation helped us to meet it? There was a day and time, now long since departed, when a young girl graduate of a high school could con- sider herself "educated," A high school education then had somewhat the same standing that an eighth grade educa- tion has today: that is to say, it is very necessary, very valuable, and very worth while. Yet it can hardly be called the climax to learning. Aptly enough, our graduation has been termed oiir ''commencement," and it is just that. A girl graduate in 1937 has opportunities for a career which were not open to girls at th: turn of the century. Likewise, a young man who grad- uates today, leaves his classmates, and goes out into the world, is better equipped than his father was at his age. Yet he can hardly expect to carry on his father's business in 1937 without even additional knowledge.. How he obtains this is his own prob- lem. No one cares where he learns it: but it must be learned. High school has given him the rules of the game: it is his privilege to follow them. Has graduation, then, helped us? Our teachers have given us an up-to- the-minute view of this world in which we live and into which we are stepping. Many of the things we learned are changing things. Our teachers, realiz- ing this, have tried to prepare our minds to meet new situations, for, after all, that is the only true sort of education. XYe believe they have done this job well. XYe shall soon step from one stone to another, making use of what we have learned. Let us go out from this high school, not expecting to find a place cut and fitted exac,ly for each of us. It may take a great deal of experimentation to find our niche in the world, but it will be worth the cost if we learn first where we best fit, instead of trying afterward to make ourselves ht into a place in which we do not belong. And so again, has graduation helped us? The answer, of course, is "Yes!" High school has helped all of us to find ourselves. just where do each of us belong? Some, perhaps, belong in a college or university: some others in an office or a store: some in a factory: and some in the home. That is a ques- tion each of us must determine fo: ourselves. But we are on our own. XVe have been shown the way. May I say here that I am sincerely sorry to leave this school. I feel that this, too, is the thought of all of my classmates at this time. Our senior year has been a gay and happy exper- ience for most of us. There have been o.her senior classes. And there are other high schools. Be that as it may. For me there is but one class. the Class of '37, and never more than one school, dear old Muskegon Heights High. THE OAKS 39 SALUTATORY ADDRESS Parents, teachers, and friends, we graduates, who are about to cross the threshold into a new world beyond. salute and welcome you here today. I have been given this opportunity on behalf of my fellow-graduates to wel- come you into our midst for the first and only time in our high school careers. XVe are very grateful indeed for all the sacrifices which our parents have made to enable us to gain a sec- ondary school education, an opportun- ity many of them never had them- selves. The faculty has guided us al- ways on the right road, although many times it was difficult, and for this we say, "A million thanks!" The mem- ories of our high school careers shall long be remembered and cherished. The theme we have chosen for our year book is the celebration of the Michigan Centennial, one hundred years of progress by our great state. The significance of the idea behind this century of progress is so plainly known that almost every high school in the state has chosen it for its year book theme. VVhen our forefathers crossed the threshold into this great state, they were faced by a great challenge, a challenge so great that many of the weaker ones, instead of crossing the mountains, settled in the foothills where the going was easier, and softer. The stronger ones, however, crossed the mountains, and met and conquered this challenge. Thus, our great state was established. Our challenge today is the challenge of knowledge: the early Michigan pioneers' challenge was land. Do we s and ready to accept, meet, and con- quer the world's challenge as our fore- fathers did? Are we going to settle in the foothills and avoid crossing the mountains? Are we going to turn back, in the face of great hardships, as the weaker ones did? If learning be our challenge, and these be our prob- lcms, we, the citizens of the future, must accept them and conquer it so as to make this a better world in which to live. Now that we have progressed so far and so rapidly through the medium of the machine age, the world is offer- ing' a greater challenge because of the keen competition in every field. For this reason it is up to the students to accept every opportunity for educa- tion so as to prepare them for the con- quest of the future. A student cannot expect to do nothing and receive much. As the Bible says, "That which ye sow, so shall ye reap." The truth of this statement will be verified by many. NYhen a student finishes high school, he usually has the idea that the world is awaiting his arrival in order to pro- gress further. Instead, the world is aiming at him a challenge. XVe are very proud and happy to have been students and to be graduates of this, our own Muskegon Heights High School. VVe have accepted our opportunity for education and made the best of it. VVe believe that we are to face the conquer it. "VVelcome, now well-fitted and ready world's challenge and to Once again I say to you, and salute!" 40 THE OAKS CLASS WILL Ernest Gybenar-Merle Benedict XYc, the Class of Nineteen Hundred Thirty-seven, do give, bequeath. and bestow, to the underclassmen: The distinct honor of being OUR unclerclassmen. To the following members of the faculty, we leave: Miss Sprague-A package of Ry- Crisp So that she can keep that Holly- wood habit. Mr. Bolt-A solo hair curler. Mr. Rudd-Seeing that the hair tonic didn't work, we consider it wise to leave him a toupee. Mr. McKenzie-A great big button so that he can button his double- breasted suit coat. Mr. Peterman-A pair of nice, brand new arch supports. Mr. Kruizenga-A black-jack to aid him in hall duty. Miss Kinuaird-Our sincere hope that her next Civics' class will see her "point of view." Since only one half the class could afford to leave anything of value, with- out too much sacrifice and loss of prestige, the following persons have done their duty toward the school. To the following students, we, thc undersigned, do leave: Steve Alex-a variety of new ex- cuses to any undergrad running short of them. Lucile Anspach-her unused box of cosmetics to Colleen Felber. Naomi Barhitte-her "fog horn" voice to a future umpire. Allison Blanshine-his red hair to Mary Strand. Richard Brosey-an "All-Day Suck- er" to Mike Dendrino. .lack Buck leaves, contrary to his expectations. Eloise Buraudt-six inches of her height to Jack Leaf. Robert Caughey-his romantic abil- ity to Gerald "Romeo" Gilmore. Leota Christopherson-her "come hither smilel' to any gold-digger. Maynard Clark-a book on "How to Get the Teacher's Goat," to Joe- Ri- gom. The legacy genius leaves to undergrads. Margaret Earle-her business-like attitude to be distributed among thc future office candidates. Lloyd Eason-his "school girl com- plexion" to any undergrad lacking a dime for a bar of Palmolive Soap. Robert Engle-his manly chest to Derek Hopkinson. -lack Erickson-his long walk to school every morning to Martin Hrad- sky. Paul Finger-his masculine voice to Carl Lund. Ludwig Fixel leaves-without three hngers. Cecil Foster-three shades of blush- es to some shy sophomore. Eleanor Gross-her bottle of per- oxide to Elaine VanderVelde. lloyd Hartsuiker leaves with incred- fble swiftness and doesnlt bother to look back. Victor Hemphill-his "unbeaten path" around the track, to Jack Pedler. Ela Hendrick leaves for the hair dresser. fShe's about to have her iirst wave.j Melvin Holtrop-his bicycle to Lily May Geisler for transportation pur- poses from RR No. l to MHHS. Elizabeth Hulka leaves-still mak- ing faces at Mr. McKenzie. Florence jedrezak and Susan Pras- kac leave their glasses to any freshman looking for new worlds to conquer. Margaret Ann johnson-her eye- brow pluckers to any undergrad who likes to "squeeze" blackheads. Such talk! john josza-a mop of red hair to Mr. Courtright. Preston Keefer-his spot in front of the mirror to john Visscher. Anthony Kolenic leaves his ring.CHe didn't want it anywayj Leopold Kulikoski-his oratorical ability to Sherman Lloyd. Herbert Kunz-his studious ways to Bill Stibitz. Hermina Leiffers-her shy laughter to Sam Sipps. Albert Lemke-his political name to Miss Kinnaird. THE OAKS 41 XVallace Lund-a radio to Mr. Pet- erman so that "Pete" wouldn't have to leave the room so many times dur- ing the NVorld Series. Marion Malavazos-her ability to get on the right side of the teachers to anyone needing it. Louis Manak-his abilitv to "sneak in" the Strand Theatre to anyone lack- ing ZOC for the entertainment. Olga Marchnck and Helen Valisco -their quiet ways to -loe Miller. Olga Marek-her Greta Garbo like- ness to some Garbo fan. Joe Mason-his bland smile to some card shark. Katherine Mathes leaves for the 5 and l0c store. QThere's another big cosmetic sale and she hasn't missed one yet.j Esther Melin-her lNlH to "Bunny" Anderson in the fond hope that he'll win more letters than Sukup or Re- ffeczi. Charles Miller-his green hat and pipe to the trophy case. Donald Naperalsky leaves the un- linished petition for a "smoking room" to any dumb Junior who still thinks there's a chance of carrying it through. Penelope Pappan-three dozen stale hot dogs to the faculty. Hot diggity! Rudolph Pomper-his bashful ways to .lack Wfilliams. Lee Poulin-his wavy hair to any undergrad who wants to take the time and bother keeping it in curlers. LeNore Reed-his reputation as a woman hater, to VValter Posvistak. VVi1liam Reineke-his saxaphone to any freshman who's in the mood for blowing bubbles. b 582 Margery Robarge leaves in the fond hope that the school will get along without her. Eli Santo-his old razor to his "kid brother" Art. Harriet Shears leaves for the "big city," her "home town"-Nunica. Virginia Sherburn-her good nature to any one who needs it. Betty Sikkenga leaves to meet "him." Steve Simoncik-his ability to say the right thing at the wrong time, to any dumb sophomore. Dona and 'lane Smith leave-much astonished. Donald Smith leaves-and the storm is over. Doris Snelling leaves nothing, to anybody who wants it. tHe grad- uated last yeaizj Aubrey Sutter leaves Mr. Koehn minus one "grade A" printer. Neil Sturtevant leaves on cylinder put-put." his "two junior Theilbar-his worn out shoe sirings to anyone who needs them for a locker key. Emma Trosko and Aida Vialker leave their quiet ways to Marjorie Cur- rey, hoping she'll use them to the best advantage. 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V VJ Ja. 35 FT' f' 'fl 5 11. 42 THE OAKS CLASS PROPHECY Doris Snelling-Margaret Johnson Having completed a tour in Europe, we began to make arrangements for our trip back to Americag VVe jumped into a cab driven bv Herbert Iiellev, one of our old school friends. After talking to Herbert, we learned ot another acquaintance, Mitchell Kobier- ski, who is now the well-known for- eign commentator for the New York Times. XYe twenty soon put aboard and all other arrange- ments made. As we were registering, we noticed the following signature: "Mn ,lack Finger and wife." Of course we were anxious to learn who the wife was. It was not long, how- ever, before we saw the former 1937 candidate for Ice Queen from our good old Muskegon Heights High School. Sure enough, she was with lack. arrived at the dock in about minutes. Our baggage was In a few days we reached the good old American soil. IYe had several hours to wait for the plane, so we de- cided to visit the Le Roux and Yan Kampen Fashion House, located on F1f.h Avenue. We dined with our two friends and had a grand time talking over old times. XYe learned that Mar- jorie Risk was the wife of a prominent New York attorney, jack Mixer. Elsie Campbell, Elsie Hansen, and Gail Veeneman were teaching school. The girls also told us that they had run across Don XYood, who was now tra- veling' with a theatrical company. He owed his interest along this line to the Senior class play cast. NVe then left our frlends and headed for the airport. Af,er having ridden in an airplane, train, and taxi cabs, we arrived in Yorkford, Maine. rather weary. A centennial was to be held in York- ford during the week of our visit there. NVe went shopping the day before the opening of the celebration. XVe walked into the Gyebnar-Benedict large de- partment store. One of the first per- sons we saw was Mrs. Maxine Bene- dict coming out of the beauty salon. She was very surprised to see us. Of course we weren't just sure whom she As if to say: I am Sir Oracle . . . married until she told us. Maxine left us, and we entered the beauty salon, where we saw Dolores Zachariason, Mary Schafer, and Rosalyn Zimmer- man as beauty operators. Vile talked together practically all the time we were in there. One evening we were riding down Main Street. VVe saw, not to our sur- prise, the name of I-Iarriet Jones in Hickering bright lights at the Meyer- Holtz Opera House. VVe went inside and there sitting at the box office, was Margaret XVood. VVe were ushered in by Clinton Hatch. VVe looked at our programs and saw Louise Cardd's name. Wfe always knew that she took quite an interest in good music. This same evening we went to the Dare and fRobertj Kelley Night Club. The doorman was none other than Elford Pedler, just as friendly as ever. The club hostess, Melvina Ouellette, took our order and made us very com- fortable. Olga Marek was the head waitress. She informed us that Joe Sienkiewicz was the chef and George Skodack was his assistant. In a few minutes the lights dimmed, the spot- light was focused on the stars of the evenings performance. Those per- forming were Ruth Aue, Elizabeth Dawes, Iona Roth, Felicia Vandak, and several others whom we didn't know. The following evening we went to the Centennial exhibition. Wie saw throngs of people going to and fro. XVe both sighted the side show in the distance. There was the sound of jazz bands and barkers competing with each other. XVe heard one of the bark- ers yelling for all he was worth. Wfc looked in the direction of the racket and looked into the face of Marvin Geisler. We recognzied the girl in the ticket box as Pauline Spence. After getting our tickets, we entered the tent. There we saw Doris VVilcox, the main attraction of the evening with her dancing partner, john Anderson. After the show. we continued walk- ing down the Midway. VVe spotted THE OAKS 43 Reva Harmon, Dolores Pascoe, Lois Thoma, jeanette Hile, Donna ,lean Anderson, and Margaret L. Johnson tap dancing on one of the platforms. We stopped at a hot-dog stand where we saw Francis Nagle, Ken- neth La Nore, joe Cirner still dishing them out. At one of the tables, we saw Norma Hill, manager of a popular ice-cream parlor, talking to Shirley Baker, Clara Cross, and Andeline Schrebe. XN'e learned that they were private nurses. XVe stopped and had our pictures taken by XYilliam Strudf wick and Vernon Leatherman. XVe wanted a few souvenirs, so we went into one of the little tents man- aged by 'Ieanette Katt, Muriel Son- deen, and Helen Matson. XYe had Edna Lundeen read our fortunes. VVe decided we had spent enough time in the Midway, so we entered the educational exhibit of the Centen- nial. In the science building we saw Delton Raulin, Boyd Morningstar, Paul Starks, and XVilliam Baker, all prominent professors in the held of science, representing their local cols leges. The Yorkford food market had a wonderful display of their canned goods. Kenneth Broadbent was the manager of the company represented. XYe went to a fashion parade there and saw many dresses worn years and years ago. The modern dresses had been designed by Sylvia Meeuwsen. XYe saw Thomas Krepps, Andrew Shuttie, and Bob Dombrausky coming from one of the buildings. XYe learned that all three young men were teachf ing in the high schools in the Detroit, Michigan, school system. We then left the Centennial grounds for the hotel because we were fairly exhausted. ln the morning we went to the airport where we saw Eleanor Elbers, the Air Hostess, and Fred Steiner, the pilot. lYe were glad when we reached our destination. XYe had enjoyed our trip thoroughly because we had seen many of our old classmates. J I , WHO'S WHO Of course, there may be others. Most Popular Girl .......... Marjorie Risk Most Popular Boy .............. Jack Mixer Prettiest Girl ......,,,,.. Priscilla Nienhuis Most Handsome. Boy ..Preston Keefer Girl Fashion Plate ....,. Betty Sikkenga Boy Fashion Plate ........ John Anderson Best Girl Dancer ...... Melvina Ouellette Best Boy Dancer .................. Jack Mixer Class Flirt CGirlj ......,....... Betty DaWeS Class Flirt QBoyj .......... Preston Keefer Class Bluff fGirlj ............ Betty DaW6S Class Bluff QBoyj .......... Delton Raulin Wittiest Girl .....,................ Betty Dawes Wittiest Boy ........................ Jack Mixer Best All-round Girl Best All-round Boy Most Digniried Girl .,.. ...Doris Snelling Most Dignified Boy ..Vict0r Hemphill Class Cut-up fGirlj ....,... Betty Dawes ........Mar'orie Risk J ............Paul Starks IN THE SENIOR CLASS Class Cut-up QBoyj .......... Fred Steiner Most Athletic tGirll ..Muriel Sondeen Most Athletic tBoyJ .Steve Sinioneik Most Studious CGirlj ..Muriel Sondeen Most Studious QBoyj Blanshine Biggest Pest QGirlJ .......... Betty Dawes Biggest Pest fBoyj ........ Bill Reinecke Most Conceite-d Girl ...........,..............Donna jean Anderson Most Conceited Boy .... Marvin Geisler Loudest Talker fBoyj ..Delton Raulin Sweetest Girl ............ Sylvia Meeuwsen Best Looking Couple ...Priscilla Nienhuis and Jack Finger Most Bashful Girl .... Hermina Leiffers Most Bashful Boy ..............................Leopold Kulikowski 44 THE OAKS SCHOLASTIC HONORS GROUP UPPER THIRD OF SENIORS IN SCHOLARSHIP Betty Sikkenga fValedictorianj .... Paul Starks fSalutatorianj ........,... Muriel Sondeen Marjorie Risk ....... joe Sienkiewicz ..... Marvin Geisler ..... Sylvia Meeuwsen .,.. Elizabeth Dawes ,... Doris Wilcox ....... Felicia Vandak ..... Iona Roth ,..... Harriet Shears ..i.. john Josza ...... Norma Hill .,,.... ,Ieannette Katt .,...... Dolores Zaehariason George Skoclack ...... Herbert Kelly ......, Mary Shafer ..... Doris Snelling . .... .. Elsie Hansen .......... Robert Dombrausky 96.8 96.2 95.8 95.1 94.5 94.3 93.3 93.3 ........93.2 92.0 91.7 91.5 ........91.0 ........90.9 90.6 90.5 90.4 90.2 90.0 ........90.0 89.6 Virginia Sherburn ....... .......... 8 9.5 Allison Blanshine .. 89.4 LeNore Reed ..... 89.0 Louis Manak .... .,....,,,, 8 8.8 Clara VVorkman ........ ........., 8 8,6 Vernon Leatherman .,..... ,,,..,,.,. 8 8,6 Robert .Kellogg .... ,..,..,.,, 8 8,5 Margaret Johnson ....... ...,...... 8 8,5 Donna Anderson ....... .......... 8 8,5 Esther LeRoux ...... .......... 8 8,2 Mitchell Kobierski ....r.r ,,,...,,,. 8 8,2 joe Cirner ................ .......,., 8 8,2 Elizabeth Hulka ..,... .,...,r... 8 8,1 Boyd Morningstar ....... .......... 8 8.1 Olga Marchuk ....,. .,.,....,, 8 8,0 Jack Mixer ..... Merle Benedict ...... Esther Melin Ernest Gyebnar .... Eloise Burandt ...... Hermina Leiffers .... 88.0 87 .9 87.9 87.8 87.6 87 .6 T H E o A K s 45 D. A. R. AMERICAN HISTORY AWARD MURIEL SONDEEN won the 1937 American History Proficiency Award contest sponsored annually by the Daughters of the American Revolu- tion. The medal award is odered each year to the senior candidate of superior ability who scores highest on a stand- ard history test prepared by Columbia THE ACTIVITY Announcement was made on Class Day, June 15, of the names of the "Best A11-round Students in the Class of 1937," judged according to the traditional point system of selection. A space was purposely left vacant at University and administered through the history department of Muskegon Heights High School. Miss 111. 111. liinnaird, history instructor, gives the test, The winning of the medal is recognized as an outstanding achieve- ment in the history field. TROPHY AWARD the bottom of a long list of winners of this coveted honor, xvherein stu- dents may xvrite the names of the an- nounced xvinners. Their names will join the following whose names are already engraved upon the Activities Trophy: 1927-28 Helen Pesci and .lay Sik- ke-nga. 1928-29 Ella Clute and Harvey Martin. 1929-30 Sarah Olson and Bruce Lintner. 1930-31 Bernadine Johnson and Ells- worth Uutwin. 1931-32 Hazel Sikkenga, Leigh Pret- tyman, and Eugene Gillaspy. 1932-33 Gxvenivere Cole and John Groulx. 1933-3-1 Eleanor Sikkenga, Robert McComb, and Richard Israel. 1934-35 Lois Bolt and Louis Levine. 1935-36 Doris Ribe and Milo Sukup. 1936-37 ...................................................... Announcement made June 15, 1937 M Jr, 46 T H E O A K S THE WOMAN'S CLUB AWARD Muriel Sondeen was the recipient this year of the Annual VVoman's Club Scholarship Award of 3100, of- fered by the Muskegon Heights junior XYoman's Club and the Past Presi- dent's Club of the Muskegon Heights lYoman's Club. The donors of the award select the winner by a care- lully planned method of studying the candidates' records and characters. The winner of the Award last Year was Garth Longtin, who, because he those to accept another scholarship at Michigan College of Mines, Hough- ton, Michigan, made it possible for john Brondsema, a classmate, to ac- cept the NVoman's Club Award. The XN'oman's Club points with pleasure to the fact that Mr. Brondsema is mal:- ing an excellent record at Muskegon Junior College. Undergraduates who are interested. will help: find the following procedure of l. Students must apply for the award by hlling out applications provided by the high school through a representative of the NVoman's Club. 2. A four-year average of at least "B" grade is necessary. 3. The candidate must prove by his record in school that he is a good citizen. In order to determine this, a Student Rating Sheet is used. 4. NX7hen applications are filled out, they are given to a committee comprised of two members of the junior NVoman's Club, two mem- bers of the Past President's Club, and one member of the general NVoman's Club, In many ways, the Award differs from the usual scholarship. Instead of basing the award solely upon high grades earned in school, good citizen- ship, personal character and reliability, and other related qualities are taken into account. The Senior Class wishes to take this opportunity to thank the VVoman's Club for this generous offer and inspiration. ,gn t 64-5 THE OAKS ':'..'f 48 THE OAKS 3 . .fv1 L ..-. l' ......,. X . . 1 - -..L .. . ' , 'v ..-. i Ton Row, Left to Right: Thomas, Nordstrom. DeWitt, Pomper, M. Purchase, Jensen, Mauoh, I-lislop. N. Korstanje. Frankavich, M. Kirkpatrick, Blonshine, R. Barr, Beecham. Fifth Row: Feuss. A. Barding, McGregor, Strand, Coral Hullinger, Westover, Reelman, Gardiner, Ayres, Carol Hullinger. E. Smith. T. Kreufer, Rihesky, L. Larson. Fourth Row: McEntee, Spahr, Panks, Bendus. M. Wilson, Vanderlfeen, Wannamaker, Hoekenga, J. Kanitz Harveth, Koziak, L. Geisler. J. Anderson, Danford, Third Row: Galant, Whittum, R. Lundeen. Brunk, M. Harmon, E. Simpson, B. Ross, B. Baker, Kurdelski Minerovic, Filinow, Lundberg, J. Currey. Second Row: D. Leisman, Shunta. A. Smith, H. Nessen, B. Vezina, Rolison. Lohmeyer, Gorenson, E. Peterson, I. Gill, V. Howell. First Row: Mr. Kruizenga. N. Lavrynchuk, Takats, 0. Ayres, B. Wachsmuth, Aldrich, J. Onalek, Dodds. Grunwaldt. G. Turner, V. Gill, Miss Van Raalte. v - JUNIOR GIRLS JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS President ..,........ . .................................................... Jack Leaf Vice-president ..... . ....,,...... Hall Ketchum Secretary ................. ................................ D oris Danford Treasurer .................................................. Robert Wortelboer Sergeant-at-arms .......................................... Mike Dendrino Advisers .....................,.... Miss Vankaalte. Mr. Kruizenga S WE ARE THE JOLLY JUNIORS Doris Danford, Secretary It happened on September 16, in the year 1936. XYhat? XYhy, the election of the Junior Class officers. On November 20 the Thanksgiving Dance took place. "Doc" Dion's orchestra played for us beneath gala streamers of orange, yellow, brown, and green. From these streamers were extended balloons of various hues. The centerpiece was made in the form of a bunch of grapes, and comprised a large number of balloons. The dance was well attended and proved to be a huge success. Un February 5, the Juniors sponsor- ed a matinee dance. This was not as largely attended as the Thanksgiving dance but was enjoyed by all who attended. THE OAKS 49 The Juniors have proved that they are not at all "backward" about par- ticipating in some of the schools out- standing activities. NYe take off our hats to the following: Sports tfoot- ballj: Dendrino, Krepps, Leaf. Oldt, Luick, Thomas, Fixel, and Koslosky. Basket Ball: Thomas. Kovarcik, Knoll, Koslosky, Lund, Luick. Track: Kovareik, Krepps, johnson, Pedler, XValker. Tennis: Fixel, Lund, and XYaalkes. Debate: L. Geisler, Lloyd, Turner, Ketchum, and Strand. Declamation: Lloyd. J UNIOR BOYS Heres a cheer for the juniors who may not be so outstanding in any one thing, but who have proved their worth in the more humble aspects of life, which, after all, are often tht- most diflicult. :Xnfl now, as we near the end of our third year of high school we anxiously look forward to the time when we nill be seniors. XYe know that we can faithfully uphold the tradition of past senior classes and we will strive to better them in their achievements. XYe will meet again next September. So long! Top l'-low. Left to Right: Wood. E. Krepns, Turner, Ralestraw, J. Thomas, J. Meyers, M. Dzndrino. J. Williams. Sixth Row: Ketchum, Diesel. Wildfong. L. Plumhoff. Jandris. E. Clawson, Coburn, B. Stibi'z, Wagenmaker. l-itlh Row: Cooper, Phillips, Vezina. Laird, R. Fixel, Wxalkes, Sutherland, Gruneveld, J. Powers. Fourth Flow: Dolislager, Rogers. Vanderwest. Zimmer, Szhwass. Gilmore. Wade, Luick. Posvistak. Third Row: Mr. Kruizenga, K. Johnson. Krueger. Schei, Lloyd. Hradsky, Randall Larson, Walker. Rokos. Second Row: Wortelhoer. Ziemba, Coon, Murray. R. Johnson. R. DeYoung. Robert Larson. Lund, Wilson. Front Row: Hopkinson, R'goni, Colo. Leaf, Lorenz, Re nertson, Hart. Simmons. Miss Van Raalte. 50 THE OAKS SOPHOMORE GIRLS X SOPHOMORE CLASS OFFICERS President ......4....... . ....... James Seyferth Treasurer ................... ..... ,... ....................... B i I I Chapin Vice-president ..... .............. J ean Ruiter Sergeant-at-arms ,.... ....,........................,., R ohert Damm Secretary .......... .... , ..Shirley Wagner Advisers . ...... ............ ......... M r . Schulze. Mr. Johnson SOPHOMORE CLASS HISTORY .lean Ruiter, Vice-President Shirley XYagner, Secretary The 1937 Sophomore Class, the largest since the high school was established, numbers 312. ,lames Sey- ferth is president. Although the Sophs as a group are not particularly active perhaps be- cause of the fact that they are, as most sophomore classes, concerned with the routine work of the curri- culum more than with extracurricular activities. The Sophs sponsored the "Mistletoe Hop," however, which was one of the most colorful dances of the Christmas season. Mary Ann Davis was general chairman. In the way of athletic talent. the Sophs have offered some excellent material. Bob Christensen was a member of the iirst team in bo,h foot- ball and basket ball: ,loan Schuster and Steve Polanyi, of Mr. McKenzie's Reserves, did some outstanding work Top Row: Wiesenhofer, A. Wildfong, Cierlak, Hook, Jacobson, Atkins. Javinsky, Wisch, Harvey. E. Purchase, F.esher. Stockli. Englund, Walicki, Frazier. Rludea. H. Johnson, Reynolds, Whitlow. Sixth Row: Teall. Billings, Weeks. Sutter. Egner, Jurick, Haas, Galy, Davis. Yeager. Ruiter, L. Goldberg, Ames. Sandy. Howard, D. Kelly. A. Carlson. E. White. Elnick. Fifth Row: Falbe, Ross, Pothoff, M. Young, C. Dewitt, Prudlck, E. Vandervelde, Skok. Kesteloot, Reems, Boczkaja, Garber. Wade, Prus, Pomeroy, Yorkson. Fowler, Mellow. Fourth Row: Janinga. Cunningham, M. LaVanture, M. Coston, D. Ostling, McArthur. Baxter, C. Frishie, V. Lawton, VanderVeen, Baker. Kerley, Beecham, B. Johnson, J. Mc0aIeb, F. Powers. Gilbert. Third Row: Gould, E. Harmon. P. Kolenic, Cherney, Pehr. T. Gould. Seng. E. Peterson. N. Meyers, H. Blan- Lhine, Maynard. Doza, Gavanaugh, Wright, D. Javkson. T. Parrott, Kauffman. Second Row: Kock. M. Barding, Schmaltz, Zajac, M. Currey. L. Cole. Engs'rom. Braley. S. Wagner, D. Wilson, Dougherty, B. Barr. B. Carlson. V. Watson, A. Kanitz, Royal. Poort, Runyan. Front Row: Mr. Johnson, A. Mabrey, L. Schrebe, Zona, Lillian Anderson, Galajda, Hewitt. L. Ochs, J. Johnson. gawrlenkce. Lois Anderson, Nill, Wiers. Bathrick. Stough. Charron. Kandalec, D. Kaiser, J. Wilson. HFC U . THE OAKS 51 I Top Row, Left to Right: Pringle, Mitchell, Morton, Dillman, Bonner, Langrai, Connelly, Hansen, Klett, Kramer, R. Christensen, Neuman, Coston, Workman. Reid, Plumnoft, Vukits, McPheron, Walley, C. Thomas. Fifth Row: Zaehariason, Nelson, Seyferth, R. Sweet, Rhodea, Harman, Tchozewski, Benson, Hislop. Coston. Williams, Jay, Kostrosits, Visscher, Walters, Schultz, Trosko, Chapin, Van Veelen, Oberlin. Fourth Row: Posvistak, Szein, Moore, Fellows, Schall, Camp, DeMars, Pedler. Hotwagner, Leech, Muckey, H. Christiansen, Kwolek, Hornak, Farwig, Fallis, Holcomb, Lake, W. Sweet. Third Row: Polanyi, Vandervelde, LaFIame, Barhitte, Radakovits, Balaskovi's, Gustafson, Hilliard. Covlasky, Lakatos, Hershey. Snonaas, George, Arnold, F. Peterson, Shunn. Johlonicki, Fox, V. Schanka, Buckwald. Second Row: Jancek, Hoenecke, Hogston, Tiejema, Mabrey. P. Schapka, 0. Norton, R. Neuman, Wimberley. Booker, J. Earle. Sabin, F. Coston, Kelley. Morbeck. Jensen. Shafer, W. Spaniolo. W. Sherman, Plich'a. Front Row: Mr. Johnson, Wachsmuth, Palmer. Bredin, H'rsch. G. Tahtinen. Robbins, Jackson, R. Nelson, Luttrull. Mayotte. W. Erickson, M. Dare. Race, Pitcher, Forberg, Damm, Dipnle, K. Johnson, 0. Gardner. T. Hansen. in football. Schuster showed well on Mr. Kruizengzfs Seconds in basket ball, as did Chapin and Nelson. NValker, Chapin, and Schall won honors for the track team. The Sophs are also well represented among the candidates for the tennis team. Scholastically, the Sophomores com- prise approximately thlrty-ihree per- cent of the honor roll. ln forensic competition, both Mary Ann Davis and Bob Damm took part. Damm won first place in the Bob District Contest held in Grand Haven, May ll, earning a large banner for the school trophy case. SOPHOMORE BOYS XVC feel that our large class has accomplished much before passing the half-way mark in high school. XYC hope that all of our class may be able to complete the last half of high school life with as much or more suc- cess. It would be a real accomplish- ment if all 303 or more sophomores could some day stand upon the rostrum of the auditorium and receive diplomas signifying their completion of four years of study in Muskegon Heights High School. That, at least, is our goal. 5.4-'. . ,h .-J r .',,, :ffl 1 'I' r If' f., f J 4 fan, IBD WW 'A z J ,fl 9 1. . ,. - , d : - ' E. J . . ' 'I' ' - '.j.1,, , . a 'iii -A ' ' ' . !,l "r F! 'Q , fx 1 -V ,V,'. . D M ,V--V . ., , ., ,- ,,. - v , .. . ,, . ja ' In ' , I i ' - .VA .. V. ' gf' , K ' 1' 2 5' .' V -1 .zV,,- - V , . - .V,', , yin ' , ' 54 .V , Lg' - KJV. : VVVVV fl, ., 3V V .r V -V Ji , 7. 4, I V ,V W V, V VV , 4V,,V,, ,.. Sz- . 'T' ' 1 .' . AI V 4 1 V' 4 V!-I , ,.r ,. V . PJ: V V Yi :V 4,1 ,Vf, V V 'Y-fig, V ,,r wif-if P , ly' ' , ,jg :: I ' 'Mk 1. Z. 9, V, , J. j - ,Je fin- ' - - . . . f --. , , . 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' --- -V' -- ' 1'--ff,-.,-'f , ,f .ff-',1' zf-xefff' if - ,f ...,,..f-..4.+- .lr',, '- " - 4- .1 "f -1' -f fyfv' ' J ,- '. .. .-15-...fir 1. ,,, ' 1 fr ff flfxzvv 4:f Q 'I ' r , 1 ,yr - , ..+V,,f .4 ,' -177' '. -4' I 'I-fl-' JV . .fv I 1 ' 41-5 , T! 4. jf ' ' 3 a H, V. V I 'I .J 41,41 . p. , V , V Q: V .- , V' V .,.- I 'L il. "N ff'A. - ff' ' ' ,JT ff' W f , ' "-f. 'x ' ' - ' ' ,, . ' 'I "' ' , -1. ig.. f -- ,AV f .,Y' 'I' - 1 -' V I ' ' .- ! I .. ' ' 1 ,im V-" '- , 1 , '.J,,g.f"' . ,-1 f ' - ,F - r .-,. VV. ,G , ,, f -' .. - f - 4 , . ., V , 1, Vi- VV in . 'l I rt . ,'. . W ,J A . . J' , i if 1 ,V ' ,. 4' . , 1 V 4 , It ,A 2 f , ' . I ' '+f""'3-P-"-' if-f"-nlkzvwnii ..p. .1 . . J' w . ' ' "- ' .1 . up-ull ' id' 6 52 THE OAKS I N . 5 -x-v-vawhirvv-.- lm?" Ton Row: R. Sherhurne, Manning, F. Musk, Schwing, Ksedle. Habetler, Austin, J. Koteles, M. Larson, Lahan M. Mauch. I. Koteles. M. Currie, H. Musk, M. Kuhilins, Ezersky, Hommes, Barrett. Fifth Row: Fike, Porter, Wheater, Kramer, Vicik. Mosher, L. Smith, Zaczek, Mapes, M. Essenberg, Hradsky Evans, A. Westover, A. Wood, T. Kooiman, Weeleman, G. Swanson, Cooper, A. Hollz, Stockli. Fourth Row: Shenhard, F. Johnson, 0. Kooi, 0. Kovarc k, I. Gardner. Emerson, Carey. P. Young, J. Carlson Thornberry, B. Brooks, P. Brooks, Boucher, E. Remwoldi, R. Madasy, Honnus, Hedgecock, A. Dolislager B. Mason, Chicote. Third Row: M. Wolfe, Davies. Block, Ritz. Halgren, A. Sweet, Hoffman. McFalI, A. Kandalec, S. Hulka, Corninq E. Ochs, M. Madasy. G. Peters, Chesney. Swarthvut, Kubicek, Melin. Platt, R. Hornik. B. Scott. Second Row: Eden, Patterson, Rand, Pronick, Morrison, V. Wachsmuth, S'addIebour, D. Veeneman Remwofdl, G. Coles. H. Sekres. D. Kirkpatrick, Sturm, Sfone, M. Lillie, Gorman, Pavlak. P. Wilson M. Simpson, W. Holstine, DeValI, Lakatos. Front Row: Miss Macdonald, H. Wills. Tufts, D. Jenzen, WaIIenste'n, A. Fallis, A. Pappan. G. Johnson L. Hirsch. E. Reelman, Swartz, F. Workman. Bwur. F. Mason. L. Boucher, Jensen, Jonas, Grenwall L. Anderson. Lewis, Algeo, H. Swanson, Mr. Griffin. FRESHMAN GIRLS FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS President ................................................ Wilfred Fortier. Jr. Vice-president ................................................ Kenneth Kooi Secretary ............ ............. A nna Kramer Treasurer ...,........... ............................. P eau! Brooks Sergeant-at-arms ..... ......................................... B ill Carr AdvxsLrs ...,..,,.......... ........ M iss Macdonald. Mr. Griffin Q n .R. i THE OAKS 53 FRESHMAN BOYS Ton Row, Left to Right: Ayres. W. Hart, A. Anderson. Fifth Row: R. Coburn, R. Nordwyk. Morris, Fourth Row: R. Butas, McCormick, Tyler, Third Row: Vanderlaan, B. W. Johnson. Leo, J. Second Row: Mills. Sharp, Cwynar. A. Vandak. R. Front Row: Miss Macdonald. Szucs. D. Runyan, R. NYC are the verdant Freshmen: A valiant crew are we! Hfith a laugh and a Shout NVQ leave no doubt As to what kind of Seniors we'll be! P. Ul'Tl0I', Crouch, W. Smith, Pierce, Hemphill, Cater, Dean, Matuz. Aue, Warner. Dorner, B. Bartels. D. Cavanaugh, Crebessa, R. Johnson, Van Johnson, Wally. Sikkenga, Wentzel, VanderSteIt. Vaughan, Pacyga. Puehler, Hornick, Schmuker, Blaha, ia, Longtin. M. Dare, D. Johnson, W. Seng. Alex, N. Jacobson, N. Erickson, Snyder, Harvey, Bartels. V. Opalek. J. Ruiter, H. Seng. Puhalski, Carr. R. Anderson, R. Phelps. Boltze, C. Marecek, Fairis, Wallenstein. Knonf. Ketchbau, Brown. Gomery, D. Johnson, Radel Lehan, Mogdis, Mr. Griffin. 54 THE oAKs I I I, I .II I .- qqgmuukiawnvmuuawuwuxwesxfhjyhfviflfv '. I'f3Q.I'.lL-1"'j'! '2 . ,. 1:3 . -- ., " ' V . ' ' Ii: I . II I - -I M m, 1 ' . I. IvIfI IIIIMIQ-r I1 :-I I. '. 5. 'S ' lliff - if - . " . - 'g .- M ' ' ' . .f .- .r K l 7' ' 'A-Ja 1 ' "1- ' L 5 ' H ,,.I,,.ay I . me . E yes . ..: Q., I II I U, ,I .. Q6 A fn 5. 47 KT' . I - C- ,nv A . .Ir-5: 1, fp . 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' A FV, '-,, "hi Q , ' Q1 X LI gs 'x ig: , .gi .mg-X2-,I , -5 A .132-4,2.' 'N -A H-AEE W - 4 . . .- .I -, .- A I Q n - . 1 - 934- '-n -1-vg . , THE OAKS THE OAKS 57 1 THE WHOLE FAMILY The above picture was taken from the stage nt the auditorium at the beginning of an all-school assembly at which Ben East, outdoor editor ol the Muskegon Chronicle and Booth Newspapers. Inc., was the principal ll M E tand anothe uest Mr Walter Hastin s ofheial h to ra he 1 th M' hi Stt D spea er. r. as r U . . ll. D o I ll F 0F 9 IC lah 38 0- llartment of Conservation, are hidden to view in the tirst row of seats at the extreme right of the picture. You don'l see many vacant seats, do you? Many such interesting assemblies are held during the school year. Look carefully and you will see Mr. Rudd, standing at the door of the proiector booth, awaiting the signal to "shoot" the pictures. By the way, isn't that Bob Engle. a senior, flapping his face at somebody? AUDITORIUM The Romans had a name for it-the forum. Alexander's conquering hosts in tri- umphant parade march solidly around the east and west walls of the auditor- ium. Their frozen images stand as re- minders of their heroic exploits. Ath- letes, debaters, iactors, singers, musi- cians,-all have had their turn sitting upon the stage, gazing at the Alexan- drian frieze and meditating upon its meaning. Many of these youthful per- sons will do deeds in later life of which the "heroes in marble" would be proud. Let us live again in the assembly hall. The band strikes up a lively tune as more than 800 students file into our auditorium and seat themselves, doing their best not to be selfish about those "end" seats. If it is a "pep" assembly, one finds Joe Miller, the stentorian-voiced cheer leader of the diminutive stature, letting out a long "locomotive" On the other hand, per- Mitchell Kohierski haps it is a Christmas assembly, Li- brary, or Lyceum assembly. The proper mood is always met by the ma- jority of students, and ordinarily the rest act accordingly. Students have learned that in order to enjoy any assembly, they must be considerate of the other person. The acoustics of the auditorium are good. Anyone doubting this state- ment should attend a "pep" assembly when Mr. Bolt, our principal, is assist- ing Joe Miller in "blowing the roof off" our fair institution. The stage is set off by a beautiful drop curtain and a new cyclorama, purchased two years ago. In the bal- cony is a projector booth for the show- ing of motion pictures or slides. Much of the scenery has been painted with the help of Mr. A. M. Courtright, our versatile orchestra director and me- chanical drawing instructor. 58 THE OAKS DRIVE SLOW! A hush. The hell rings! Out of their classrooms come the students, as if they were following the Pied Piper of Hamelin town. Habit, or perhaps it is simply the spirit of self-preservation, tells them that "Keep to the right!" is adaptable to the corridors as well as the highway. Look carefully at the above picture and you will see a group of girls who have ascended the stairs leading from the girls' locker room. In a moment they will merge with the stream of traffic moving southward. A line of opposing traffic moves in a northerly direction, perhaps toward Mr. McKenzie's history class, or is it drawing time, printing time, or time for an hour of woodwork? Some appear frightened by the monster known to the more sophisticated as a tripod and camera. Oh well, we all had to learn once. Even we seniors. Hu hum! THE TRAFFIC PROBLEM Mitchell Kohierski ln New York, a man is said to be known as a hero if he drives four city blocks in eighty minutes through some of the most congested traffic. The same might be said of a pedestrian in our corridors,-that is, if it were not for the fact that there is a traffic "system" in our school which, in gen- eral, operates smoothly. Here is the daily situation: students, with muscles tense, eyes on the pneu- matic clocks, listen for the bell. There it goes! Gut of their seats they bound, file out of the classroom, and converge in a writhing mass in the corridors. Some go hither and others yon. ln the event that a stop is made at the stai: s, the student hesitates, repeats the old adage: "Up north, down south," and makes his choice accord- ingly. At certain hours, sentinels stand at the head and foot of each Why not install red and green lights? stairs to remind those who are either absent-minded, weary. or have lost their sense of direction. Only a tew insist upon disobedience. At noon and in the afternoon, sev- eral men teachers patrol the upper and stu- lower corridors to interest several dents in the "great outdoors," students who otherwise might be tempted to gaze through classroom windows and serenade the inmates. Then, too, an accident often occurs when a speed- demon, on his way to class, collides with a rounding person of dignity sedately a corner. One teacher tells the story of how he became a hero by lifting a young man from the Hoor and squirting water from the drinking fountain in his face, thereby reviving him from a fainting spell. However, such deeds of heroism and bravery are reserved for the few, and at odd moments. THE OAKS 59 IN THE CORRIDOR Time: 2:15. A11 they lack is a balcony! Pyramus and Thisbe, whose beauti- ful love story is told by the Roman poet Ovid in the fourth book of his "Metamorphoses," were forced to meet one another outside of the city walls. But this means of keeping a tryst is always a trifle unreliable. It meant not only evading the guards at the gate but also braving wild animals by night. Perhaps all this trouble was worth the effort, for they met many times. However, in the end, through a twist in the proceedings fsee the latter half of Ovid's "Metamorphos-es" near the top of one of the pages, or perhaps near the bottom of one of the other pagesj, both committed suicide. In later years, Romeo and Juliet, an amorous couple, met in much the same way: and died in much the same way. But why should we dwell on this? After all, all this has nothing what- ever to do with the picture above, ex- Mitchell Kobierski cept insofar as the mischievous god Cupid may have had a hand in it, Truly, Cupid uses a strange mix- ture with which to tip his darts. For how strangely some students act. And. peculiarly enough, not all who are struck by Cupid's darts, act in the same manner. Some are afflicted with a sort of paralysis. Others complain of not having their lessons,--maybe it's insomnia! Some few, poor crea- tures, fall prey to that terrible disease: day-dreaming. Many lose their appe- tites. A symptom common to all vic- tims is that of absolute ignorance of whatever goes on around them. "Spe- cialists" on the faculty, who have had similar experiences in their younger days, declare that in almost all cases. everything turns out all right after a few years. The suspense, usually works a hardship on all others inter- ested, but rarely does much harm to the victims. SOME SAY THAT LIFE IS MADE FOR FUN AND FROLIC . . . TRA LA . . . TRA LA . . . My. my, whom have we here? Vy. if it issn't der I.ddIe Iuff birds! Vot's dat? Ach. I forget mineself. Maybe dey vould not like id I should doll ellerbuddy do'. eh? Dot's ride. It shouldt be gept a segret, yah. But shust look at her Iiddle darlings. Shust oudt from der glasses und dnn't know vot to do mitt themselfs, Vo1i's dot? Oh, shura. dey haff vork to do, but you know dey iss seniors. Now shust look. von at der back. Ach. mine error. Dot iss Mr. Kruizenga. He is geeping an eye on dem Dere iss dot tall all and soon vill shoo dem all oudt of der building or to der library if dey don't moof on. Aiter all, . . . a schule is a schule . . . iss it not? so T H E OFFICE Jeraldine Veeneman The main office, with its counter and tall automatic clock which controls all the other clocks in the building, is a familiar scene to all of the 840 students enrolled in Muskegon Heights High School. Familiar faces usually seen behind the counter are those of Princi- pal C. F. Bolt, and Miss Virginia Mixer, clerk. Mr. Bolts own oflice, of the main that most of morning and is on the job however, is to the left oftice and it is in there his work is done. Each noon, however, Mr. Bolt a little ahead of time, assisting with the deluge of work which descends upon the main oflice whenever classes are not being held. VVhat is the work of the main office? There is typewriting to be done, mail to be sorted, school supplies including pencils and paper to be sold, mimeograph work to be done, attend- ance to be checked, receipts to be writ- ten, keys to be exchanged or replaced, and a myriad of questions to be an- A FAMILIAR SCENE: Behind the counter, in the above picture. is the Cler O A K S May I borrow the master key? swered. Miss Mixer can vouch for the fact that about 800 students can ask a "whale of a lot" of questions in one day. During the past year, the burden of office work has been alleviated a little by the addition of N.Y.A. workers. These are students who are employed by the National Youth Administration of the United States government 'to assist in work of a beneficial nature to the school. lt is a great deal on the order of XY.P.A. or C.C.C. work, ex- cept that many commercial students not yet graduated find it possible to obtain practical experience and assist themselves financially at the same time. The main office contains a huge iron safe in which are kept all things of value which must be guarded against loss by theft or Ere. There is a mail- box for the convenience of teachers. A telephone proves handy for both teachers and students. THE MAIN OFFICE k, Miss Virginia Mixer. Miss Mixer is also Mr. BoIt's secretary. She divides her time, perhaps we should say she slices it and than puts it through the, electric "mixer," between working for the students. the teacher . and the principal. At any rate, there is no grass growing on the floor behind the counter. She answers faithfully and well, such uuestions as: "Do we sign up here?" "Could I have some theme paper?" "May l lnrruw the master key?" "ls Mr. Bolt in?" THE OAKS 61 SWINGING ALONG AT THE "SPRING SWING" Doesn't everyone seem to he having a good time? Above is shown a picture taken during the evening of April 2, in the gymnasium. Crepe paper decorations were in pastel shades, giving a decided spring-like effect. Music on this occasion was provided by Frank Lockage and his orchestra. Do you recognize any of the dancers? SCHOOL PARTIES A high school gymnasium is hard to beat. School parties and dances are actu- ally an essential part of the modern high school education. Because they give the boy and girl poise, grace and ease of manner, and valuable oppor- tunities for the promotion of friend- ships, these pa,rties are everywhere recognized as worth while and enjoy- able. They are not compulsory, although during the year. the majority of stu- dents from ninth to twelfth grades usually attend. About one evening dance a month and about twice as many matinee dances is the custom. Parties are sponsored by the several classes and also by the various clubs and organizations. Parents and friends of the students are invited guests, patrons, and patronesses. Parties begin at S130 and close at 11:30. No one is allowed to leave the dance unless with special permission from the principal. No one is allowed to come. late to a party without special permission. Priscilla Nienhuis Twenty guests, persons not enrolled in Muskegon Heights High School, are allowed to attend the all-school parties. Their names must First be submitted to the officers of the organization spon- soring the party, and later approved by the Student Council. In this way. guests of an undesirable age or of un- desirable character are barred from at- tendance. XN'hen there is an excess of candidates for admission, the names are often drawn by lot, and alternates selected. As special attractions, there are floor shows, singers, and musical novel- ties. Bids are always asked for or- chestras, and Finally chosen by the orchestra committees. Dances are usually held in the gymnasium. Decorations often are extraordinary. Money taken in is placed in a special "dance fund" and is never allowed to accumulate. Prices are reduced when this happens, since the object of the dances is not to make money but to provide wholesome recreation at low prices. - 62 THE OAKS STUDY HALL Up, up, and quit thy books! 'Tis time for class. Margery Brunk The study hall uf Muskegon Heights High School helps to carry out the main function of the school, which is learning. Of course. in order for one to learn, he must study and that is what the study hall was originally slarted for. lt saves the pupil much homework and also in cases where the pupil is not able to study at home, it gives him a chance to get his studies anyway. Every pupil is required to take study hall one hour a day until he be- comes a junior and then he may dis- continue it unless he is failing in some subject and then he has to take an ad- ditional hour for studying. At every hour there is an instructor in the study hall to help the pupils if they run into difficulties concerninff their subjects. The study hall is also the place where one may obtain an excuse for being absent or tardy. Mr. M. E. Rudd has charge of the excuse slips and also of the study hall the hrst hour in the afternoon. If the student desires to tv go to the library, he may do so by making out a library slip. Half of the slip is left with the study hall teacher and half with the librarian. This serves as a means to check on the pupil so that he cannot skip the hour wihout the teacher's knowing it, There is no restriction on who may go to the study hall: for example, any- one who has a vacant hour and wishes to study may go to the study hall at any time he wishes and he doesn't have to stay the entire hour. There are special seats assigned to the stue dents in study hall and roll call is taken the same as in other classes. Al- though there is no mark on the report card for study hall it is very essential that the students attend every day. Nearly all of the class meetings and special meetings are held in the study hall. Because of its size, it is very appropriate for these purposes. The teachers who have charge of study hall at certain hours of the day are as follows: Mr. Rudd, Mr. Griffin, and Miss Gladys Reid. THE OAKS 63 Come and get it! The cafeteria is definitely the most popular place in our high school. Dur- ing the last year, however, it under- went a change in "managership." Miss Gladys Reid, foods instructor, has managed well all year and certain- ly deserves a hearty applause for the excellent meals that are planned and prepared there. Much credit should go also to the girls who actually cook the meals and serve them. Between 100 and l5O students dine there each day. The cafeteria serves as a place where students may study at different hours of the day. Many students come up from study hall or from other classes to study in the cafeteria. At lO o'clock, Mr. Bolt, our principal, is the study hall "teacher" CAFETERIA Margery Brunk Besides this, the cafeteria serves as an excellent place for holding parties, parties which are too small to he held in the gymnasium, or parties which are not dancing parties. For years, the cafeteria has served as a meeting place for a few clubs. The Girl Reserves hold all of their meet- ings there and also have their banquets take place there. At noon hours, lunches are served to all when wish to purchase them. They are not expensive, and are comprised of the most wholesome foods available. The meals are well balanced. Those who do not wish tu patronize the cafe- teria often lrring lunches from home and eat them there. SOUP'S ON! Here above is a comfortable scene taken in the cafeteria shortly after the s'roke of IZ, noon. Miss Gladys Reid. foods instructor. may be seen behind the counter Qcenterl, assisting in the serving of vitamins to hungry students. A few late arrivals tthere are very few!! may be seen inhaling the aunetizing odors of vegetable soup and baked potatoes' . . . or was it bee-f croquettes and bran muffins? Well, anyway you can see for your- self that the cafeteria is a popular place! 4 sa-.Li y ' A ll., 64 T H E O A K S LIBRARY PERIODICAL ROOM Bernadette Ross The magazine room of the library is of interest to all students, although, judging from the picture, it is of more interest tu boys than to girls. This is not especially true, although it is a fact that many of the magazines on the shelf are very appealing to boys, such as Popular Science magazines and crafts magazines. Altogether, there are 32 current magazines on our periodical shelves, and they are read religiously. i In the library office, just off the magazine room, is concentrated the main spring and direction of the Libr- ary Club. From this office new books are ordered, checked in, catalogued. lettered, and otherwise made ready for the shelves. All mending of books is done in this room, and that is SOME ,IOBI Every Thursday the Library Club holds a meeting here and, al- though not particularly evident, the office and magazine rooms are really the center of library work. During Front Table, Left to Right: Homan. Silence. Uh, huh! It's good! the past year, about 400 new books on various subjects, were added to the library. ln the main reading room the Club members charge out books, and watch overdue books. Books must be shelv- ed properly, and the shelves kept in neat order. Library Club members as- sist students in finding books desired, and sometimes answer questions of reference. The more difficult ques- tions, of course, are always referred to Miss Agnes Haun, librarian, who is always very willing to help in anyway. In all, our library is a popular place. lt provides a place for recreational reading as well as for work-reading. lt is the only library of any particular size in Muskegon Heights. At one tlme Muskegon Heights had a library, on Broadway Avenue, but this was discontinued a few years ago. Until our city secures another, our high school will do its part, and more. Rear Table, Left Side, Front to Back: Jancek. F. Gostcn, Jones, Morris thiddenj. Rear Table, Right Side, Back to Front: Alex, Hanis, Morbeck, Cole Qface hiddenl. THE OAKS 65 ff ' K Ai, ...-11 Standing. Left to Right: Algeo. Hoekenga, Hislop talmojt hddenl, Westover, Mauch. G. Vandervelde fnear cornerl. Essenberg. Lundeen. Blanshine. Jonas. Seated at Desk ichecking bookslz Helen Lawrence. Front Left Table, Left to Right, Front: J. Johnson. Falgez KBackl: Sikkenga, P. Brooks. Small Table in Corner: J. Mason, Walters. Wortelboer fnzrtly h'ddenl. Small Middle Table. Rear tfrom Left to Righibz Porter, J, Carlson Qpartly hiddenl, Maynard, Sondeen fpartly h'dd nl. i e Rear Table on Right, Left to Riglit: Fallis, Luttrull, R. DeYoung, Lutz. Long Front Table. Left to Right: L. Harmon, B. DeYouig. Schei. LIBRARY READING ROOM The book-worm's paradise. In the picture accompanying this article, the students standing are mem- bers of the Library Club. The club is again bringing to a close another successful year of public service to our school. Officers of the club during the first semester were: Virginia Mauch. president: Leo Bonner, vice-president: Ruth Lundeen, secretary: and Marian H'slop, treasurer. Officers during the second semester were: Ruth Lundeen. president: Muriel Sondeen, vice-presi- dent: Marion Hislop, secretaryg and Virginia Mauch, treasurer. Miss Agnes Haun is the adviser. The Annual May Tea was held May 15, at which the mothers of the girls were entertained. Former Library 5 Bernadette Ross club members, school faculty, members uf the high and Muskegon libra- rians were also guests. A program of dancing was enjoyed, music and tap and refreshments served. Uther social events of the year included beach part- ies and regular club parties each month. Book XVeek was observed from November 12 to 16. Appropriate dis- plays of some of our new books were made and a general assembly held in the auditorium. Marjorie Risk gave an interesting account of her personal experiences on a trip west. last sum- mer. Miss Haun, our popular adviser, gave a talk about some of the new books which are particularly fascinat- ing to students. C. F. Bolt C. Wyman M. Sondeen THE OAKS X 'NE W. R. Booker ' ATHLETIC BOARD OF CONTROL Margery Brunk The Athletic Board of Control of Muskegon Heights High School has held only a few business meetings this year. There is more than one reason why this was true. First and most important, a great deal of the business controlled by the Athletic Board is routine and remains more or less the same from year to year. Because of the fact that our high school is a member of the Southwest Conference, the schedule of games and prices are usually fixed at a pre-season meeting of all Southwest Conference schools. Another reason for the lack of regular business meetings was the fact, grow- ing out of the first, that there were hardly ever enough members of the Board present at any one time to form a quorum. This year, the same as in preceding years, the Athletic Board appropriated S15 toward the tennis team. As a tri- bute to the. football team, the boys Athletics for all. were given a banquet at Cottage Inn. The personnel of the Athletic Board this year consisted of the following: Mr. Edward V. Moore and Mr. Ora V. Cobb, members of the Muskegon Heights Board of Educationg Mr. C. F. Bolt, Mr. O. E. johnson, coach: Mr. David R. McKenzie, Miss Charlotte W'yman, and Muriel Sondeen and Lee Poulin, student representatives. XVhile it is true that all members of the Athletic Board are enthusiastic workers in the interest of Muskegon Heights High School athletics, there is no one who can surpass our princi- pal, Mr. Bolt, when it comes to real, sincere effort toward making our ath- letic teams what they have been in the years since this high school was open- ed in l92l. To him should go much of the credit of. the entire athletic schedule. He has always been a mov- ing force in putting athletics "on the map" in southwestern Michigan. THE OAKS 67 vi - :ag--4 is .4 M M-NAQ,,.A... for ,A Q N I- owne" Af'-J ' , "Q 5'1"-.nik HG 34. Vourlesy uf The Muskegon Uhrouicle Sports Department TEN THOUSAND SAW THIS GAME The annual "contest at ye goode olde game of footbaIle" between Muskegon Heights and Muskegon, coming this year at the climax of the season, drew an estimated ten or eleven thousand persons to Hackley Field in Muskegon. The concrete stadium, not visible in the accompanying picture, is at the extreme left. Muskegon Heights fans are seated across the field in the bleachers. lf you were there fand you were!! you know that the stadium was packed as high as the tlagpole and that the end zones were crowded and the trees were bristling with "human monkeys" not to be denied a view of this great battle. As usual, the Tiger-Big Red game was a thrilling one from start to tinish. Muskegon won, 32-0, the tirst victory tor Muskegon over the Heignts since I9Z9. The l930 contest, in which "The Great Regeczi" was a sfandoul ior Muskegon Heights, resulted in a 6-6 tie. Since that time, the Tigers took Muskegon "down the line," and bolstered their record with a string of 3I consecutive vie'ories for an all-time record in "these here parts." The game shown above took place November 2Ist. Chuck Oldt fNo. 305 may be seen carrying the ball for the Tigers. No. 35 is Vanderlinde. tall Muskegon end. Poulin tNo. 201 and Morningstar tNo. 287, Heights backtield stars. may be seen at the extreme left in rear of the play. Walter Johnson. of the Tigers, on the ground behind Vanderlinde, has been spilled on this play. Super, ace Muskegon back. is not visible in this picture but was coming in fast from the extreme right to stop Oldt. The tackler is Lutrzkoski, Muskegon back. Boczkaja lNo. 567, star Heigh's end, may be seen in the group at the right, on one knee. Booker Lloyd fNo. 263. Muskegon player. is behind Boczkala, coming in toward the play. Kobs is the referee. 68 THE ma, M -iw its 1 mr-Ly -. , OAKS Ton Row: Coach Johnson. Pumper, Middle Row: Murtenson. Simoncik, Bottom Row: Oldl, Keefer. Finger, VARSITY FUOTBALL Elford Pedler The Orange and Black warriors started off the 1936 campaign with a list of 27 consecutive victories to de- fend and with only one regular back from the team that won a state title, it. Under this got under way, four opponents to help them defend handicap, the Tigers sent down the first with impressive victories, and set a record surpassed by few schools in the country: 31 straight wins! Defeat comes to all teams, however, and the Tigers proved no exception. On the week following, the Johnson- men tackled a powerful Lansing Eastern eleven and after a two-hour iight, the Capitol City crew came through on the large end of a 10-O score. A shot from a gun at the finish of the Tiger-Muskegon Big Red contest November 21 ended a very successful season for Muskegon Heights athletes, S?S7"""""'7- Boczkaja. Christiansen, Anderson, Geisler, Poulin Morningstar, Raulin, Watson. Mason. Leaf pus, Stibitz, Johnson Yea, Tigers! Thirty-one straight! in spite of a defeat at the hands of Muskegon's State Champions. The game was far from a disgrace. Qur team fought gamely and well until the end, never faltering even when Captain Shunta was sent from the game with a leg injury, a stunning blow to a fight- ing Tiger. Nevertheless, the record books will tell the story of the Tigers' meteoric climb up the victory ladder to the thirty-First round. All possible praise is due Coach O. E. johnson and his boys. . The Scores Heights ........ 19 Grandville ..,. .... O Heights ........ 14 Kalamazoo ,,.,..,,,,,. O 16 G. R. Creston ...... 12 7 Ottawa Hills ........ 6 Lansing Eastern .. 1 O 6 Heights ........ Heights ........ Heights ........ O Heights ........ 20 Heights ........ O Heights ........ 14 O Holland ,.,.,.,,,,,.,.,,,, Grand Haven ........ 7 Benton Harbor .... 0 Heights ........ Muskegon .,,,,,,,,.,,., 32 THE OAKS 69 A moral victory. The Little Tigers got off on the wrong foot for the first two contests, and then they got under way and lin- ished the entire season without a de- feat. The Tiger Reserves dropped their hrst game to a Ravenna first string eleven. Their next defeat came when the Little Tigers were nosed out by the Kalamazoo Central reserves, by a ll-6 score: but that was the last time the score board showed bad results for McKenziemen. The Reserves played like champs throughout the re- mainder of the season by defeating Ottawa Hills, Montague, Holland, and Grand Haven. During the mid-sea- son, the Reserves won by impressive scores, and their last two games they were held to scoreless ties. Two loss- es, four wins, and two ties should be considered a great feat, considering that Coach McKenzie had to rebuild his team to a winning grid machine. The Seconds traveled to Benton Har- bor whe-re they were held to their first of their two scoreless ties. The fol- RESERVE FOOTBALL Elford Pedler lowing week they went out on Hack- ley Field where they faced an unbeaten Muskegon team. A see-saw affair fol- lowed, and the Seconds threatened the Muskegon goal many times, but they were unable to score. The gun ended a moral victory for our Seconds, al- though it was a scoreless game. XYe take our hats off to Coach Mc- Kenzie, who has turned the trick again. He developed a line team of which the school may well be proud. Our hats off, also, to a willing and lighting bunch of boys that make up that Re- serve team. NYe They Ravenna .,... ,... 6 13 Kalamazoo ..... ...... 6 ll Ottawa Hills ...,.. ...... l 5 0 Creston ........ ...... 1 io game Montague ..,. ...... Z O 15 Holland ........... ...... 2 O 0 Grand Haven .... ..., 1 3 0 Benton Harbor .... .... O O Muskegon .,............................ O 0 Top Row: Seng, Wagenmakelr. Pacyua, Visschur, Jewell, Thomas, Smith. Coston Middle Row: Coach McKenzie. Fellows. Reid. Alexander. Schuster, Krepns, Turner, Koslosky. Moore Bottom Row: Schall. Mayette. Fixel. Polanyl. Luick, Homan. Essenberg, Peterson. Laird 70 THE OAKS RESERVE BASKET BALL The makings l The Tiger Cubs were able to win only three out of their twelve game schedule. All three games won were accounted for during the iirst half oi the season. Lack of height and lack of exper- ience. the same "bugbea5s" of the pre- vious season, proved a handicap. l'i- cligibility, for which there can be little excuse, also played havoc in the ranks of the players. Two ol the outstanding candidates from the Central Junior High school team, Anderson and Christiansen, were lost to the Reserves by being placed on the varsity squad. Owing to the large number of sen- iors which comprised this year's var- sity, the iirst five of the Reserves. namely: Koslosky, Chapin, Schuster. Nelson, and Lund, are sure to see action in the forthcoming varsity sea- son. Koslosky and Lund both were active on the Seconds a year ago. Mr. Kruizenga took charge of the Reserve Team again this year, thereby giving Coach Johnson more time to work with the first squad. Since Mr. Kruizenga is primarily a Latin instruc- tor and not a regular member of the coaching staff, his willingness to help in this regard and also in tennis is an act of loyalty to our school which can hardly be underestimated. lYhat his help has meant to the department of athletics is also appreciated. Mr. Kruiz- enga had previous coaching experience in a private school in Annville, Ken- tucky, where his boys had a habit of winning games. The Scores 17 Heights Alumni .,.,, .... l S Heights 17 St. Marys ...,.......... 9 Heights 20 Grand Haven ........ 34 Heights 10 Benton Harbor .... 25 Heights 24 Kalamazoo ............ 22 Heights 18 Holland ..... .... l 6 Heights 15 Muskegon .............. 2.5 Heights lS Grand Haven ........ 26 Heights 18 Benton Harbor .... 26 Heights 16 Kalamazoo ............ 20 Heights l2 Holland ..... .... 2 l Heights 15 Muskegon .... 2-1 Standing, Left to Right: J. Pedler, Luick, Homan, Polinyi. Mr. H. A. Kruizenga, coach. Seated, Left to Right: Lund, Visscher, Schuster, Nel on. Chapin. Koslozky, a member of the team, was not present when the picture was taken. THE OAKS 71 Standing, Left to Right: Skodack. Jozsa, Christensen, Kulikawski, Simoncik, Cirner. Coach Johnson. Seated, Left to Right: Knoll, A. Anderson. Starks, J. Thomas, Holtz. The tournament was our meat! During the basket ball season of 1936-37, the Tigers completed one of the most disastrous series of games in recent years, winning only two of l-l games played, and finishing in the "cellar" of the Southwest Conference race. Manistee was the only team which succumbed to the Tigers during the regular season. But, in spite of the discouraging season, the black cloud eventually turned inside out. In the Regional Tournament held at Central Campus, Muskegon, the Tigers decisively trim- med Gttawa Hills of Grand Rapids, 25-'5. The next night, the Tigers gave Muskegon's Big Reds the scare of their lives by putting up a last-half tally that had the Reds worried until the tidal whistle. Muskegon's ability ball during the last hve to control the minutes of the game gave them a 16-ll vlctory. The championship state Class A Reds later proved their caliber by winning the crown at Flint. VARSITY BASKET BALL John Jozsa Steve Simoncik, Tiger guard, was chosen on the All-Conference team. Coach 0. E. Johnson nevertheless earned during the season the well- deserved praise of the school for his hard work, and the boys are to be complimented for their determined ef- fort to succeed. SUMMARY Heights ........ 20 Alumni ,..,..,. . Heights .,...... 19 Manistee ,......... Heights ........ 19 Grand Haven .. Heights .....,.. ll Benton Harbor Heights ...,.... 19 Kalamazoo ,..... Heights ........ 15 Holland ..........,. Heights ........ 13 Muskegon ........ Heights ........ 16 Grand Haven ., Heights ........ l5 Benton Harbor Heights ........ 16 Kalamazoo ...,.. Heights ,....... Z0 Holland .........,.. Heights ,,...... 10 Muskegon .....,.. Regional Tournament Heights ...,..., 25 Qttawa Hills .. Heights .....,.. ll Muskegon ..,. . 72 THE OAKS A TIP T0 THE TOP Used with permission of Sports Editor, Muskegon Cllronicle Speaking of action, here's plenty of it! The picture shown. taken during the Regional Basket Ball Tournament held March I2 in the gymnasium-auditorium at Muskegon High School, demonstrates the important part that height plays in controlling the ball at the tip-off. Knoll, Heights cen'er, is making a valiant effort to tip the ball into the hands of another Heights player. Vanderlinde, lanky Muskegon center tNo. 253. is going high into the air. Visible at the left are Simoncik, Heights guard. and Kolenic, Muskegon forward, both infent on the ball. No. 20 in the foreground is Mason, Muskegon torward. Referee Fred Spurgeon has just put the ball in play. A little to the left of center is Thomas. Heights forward, ready to receive tho ball if it comes his way. At the right is Captain Peterson, Muskegon's outstanding guard. and Joe Holtz, Heights forward. Muskegon won the game, I6-II. but not without a fierce battle against n surprising Heights squad full of "tournament fever." Not expected to "go places" in the regional because of inexperience, the Tigers surprised hundreds of fans hy upsetting Ottawa Hills, of Grand Rapids. 25-15, in the first round of the tournament. A big factor in the victory was the diminutive Paul Starks. Heights captain, who is not visible in this picture. Mclntyre. Muskegon guard, is also hidden. Muskegon Heights boys may well be proud of this tinal game of the Regional. in view of the fact that Muskegon went ahead to win the Michigan Class A Championship, from Holland. in the Flint hnals. THE OAKS 73 Back Row. Left to Right: Branson, Schuster. W. Thomfs, Hemllhill. E. Krepps, Walker, Fallis, Schwinn. R. Johnson. Coach Johnson Front Row: Fellows, Sukup, Elnlck, Kulikowski, Goldbe'g. Schafl, Visscher, Pedler Mayette Bang, they're off! Their spikes hit the cinders and theylre fighting for the poll! Round the curve, and they dart down the back stretch! Their legs beat, piston-like, as they make the last curve and start on the final kick. Muskegon Heights breaks the tape and brings up the dust of another suc- cessful track season. The Muskegon Heights High track team got off to a flying start by de- feating Shelby to the score of 70-34. Grand Haven met our thinclads next on our track and were also sent down to defeat by the score of 71-33. The Tiger cindermen next invaded Hackley Field for a dual meet, but a well balanced Muskegon squad de- feated them by a 71-33 score. The following Friday found our track team with a second place in a triangular affair in which Muskegon and Grand Haven both competed. The triangular meet which was held at Muskegon ended the local engage- ments and the following Saturday the 1936 TRACK squad journeyed to Kalamazoo to enter in regional competition with sex'- eral XVest Michigan class A track teams. Anyone taking a first, second or third place in the regional meet are eligible to compete in the state meet. Michael johnson turned a good per- formance by winning the half mile in the line time of 2:05, and Leopold Kul- ikowski also ran a fast half as he took a third place. Pedler ran the mile in 4:49.3, for a first place, and R. john- son made a fine showing as he took a fourth place 200 yard low hurdles. M. -lohnson, Kulikowski, and Ped- ler competed in the state meet at Grand Rapids but were unable to take a place. The southwestern conference meet at Kalamazoo brought an improved Heights team, and they got a place, and so ended the season with the cin- ders setting for another season. Coach Johnson deserves much credit for his excellent work in developing that crew of boys into a track team of which the school may well be proud. 74 THE OAKS S'and ng. Left to Right: Rasmussen, Waalkes, Churchward, Johnson, Caughey, Fixel, Mr. Kruizenqa, coach. Kneeling, Left to Right: Lund, Hirsch. Rakesiraw and Dawes were not present when the nictur: was taken. TENNIS John Jozsa During the tennis season of nineteen hundred thirty-six, the racquet wield- e s of Muskegon Heights High School were unable to play impressively but nevertheless showed the result of ex- cellent training under Mr. H. A. Kruizenga and excelled in sportsman- ship if not in number of victories won. Consolation came in the regional tournament when the team, comprised of Rasmussen, Johnson, Fixel, Lund, Caughey, Dawes, Vtfalkes, Church- ward, Hirsch, and Rakestraw played an exceptional brand of ball. Showing complete reversal of form, the team defeated players who had previously defeated Muskegon Heights, and cap- tured third place in the Southwestern Conference meet. Mr. Kruizenga had been asked to coach the tennis team and accepted. He undertook this new duty with the same sincerity that characterizes his regular duties as a Latin instructor. It was through his diligence and enthusiasm that Muskegon Heights High School was represented in tennis last year. just watch the little bouncing ball! He is working with the boys on the courts again this year and is doing much to make the school "tennis con- scious," because, after all, that is the First step toward producing winning teams. The result is that many boys and girls in Muskegon Heights High School today are playing and practic- ing the game of tennis with more en- joyment and more satisfaction than ever before. And why not? Tennis is a game for all ages and all types of people. It can be played wherever there are courts, and there are many in Greater Muskegon, and no doubt there will be more. lt is not a game that is put away with the moth-balls following graduation. It can be a source of pleasure and health for a lifetime. Scores of the dual meets follow: S 5 l brand Haven .......................... - Loss Grand Haven .......................... 5-2 Loss Muskegon Junior College ...... 4-3 Loss Holland ......,............................. 6-0 Loss Holland .. ......., 3 - 3 Tie T H E o A 1: s 75 HIGH SCHOOL SONG V It's our Heights High School, It's our Heights High School, 7 Ji 'b V J .J 7 J J I The pride of every Heights High liege. Come on, you old grads, J J ,U V I 7 V f V 8 join with us young Lads, It's our Heights High School now we cheer! Rah! gt in I JJ J 7-Lf-5 IVVT I' I T B people say, For there is naught to fear, the gangs all hene.Soha.il,MuakQm1Hei.ghtlHigh,hail! MUSKEGON HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL YELLS FIGHT LOCOMOTIVE Fight! Fight! Fight ! Fight! Muskegon Heights! Muskegon Heights! Fight! Fight! Fight ! Fight! Muskegon Heights! Muskegon Heights! Fight! Fight! Fight ! Fight! Muskegon Heights! Muskegon Heights! Fight! V-I-C-T-O-R-Y Victory! Victory! Is our cry. V-i-c-t-o-r-y! Do we? Dare we? VVe1l, I guess! Muskegon Heights High School! H. H. S. YEA TIGERS! . Yea Tigers! Yea Tigers! Yea Tigers! Fight 'em! Fight 'em! Fight 'em! WE WANT A TOUCHDOVVN! We Want a touchdown, We want a touchdown, We want a touchdown. Right away quick! SVELLING OUT HEIGHTS H-e. H-e, H-e-i-g, i-g, i-g, i-g-h-t, h-t, h-t h-t-s H-e-i-g-li-t-s Heights! Rah! YEA TEAM! Yea Team! Yea Team! Yea Team! Fight 'em! Fight 'em! Fight 'em! NVHISTLE-BOOM-BAH! iW'histleJ-Boom!-Bah! Muskegon Heights High School Rah! Rah! Rah! BOOM CHICKA BOOM Boom chicka Boom! Boom chicka Boom! Boom chicka, rieka chicka, ricka chicka Boom! Siss Boom Bah! Siss Boom Bah! Muskegon Heights High School Rah! Rah! Rah! HOLD THAT LINE Hold that line! Hold that line! Hold that line! Hold that line! 1 76 THE OAKS Far Left Row, from Front to Back: Gharron. Sandy, Reslman, A. Dolislager, Vanderveen, Thornberry, Teal, Gclida, Bathrick. Frazier. Left Center Row, from Front to Back: Stough, Lawrence, Schouten, Bour, Walicki. S. Wagner, E. Harmon, Ames, Mellow, C. Dewitte. Right Center Row, from Front to Back: G. Vandervelde. Pronick, Ross, Platt, M. Lakatos, Ruiter, Kline, Hirsch, Brayley, Miss Charlotte Wyman, girls' physical education instructor. Far Right Row. from Front to Back: Wade, Ochs, Poorl, Essenherg, .l. Carlson, Jackson, Jurick, Falby, Gould. GIRLS' GYM Elsio Camnhell Everyone ought to know thc pur- pose of gym: it isn't just recreation or something to pass the time away, but is for the purpose of developing more healthy bodies and relieving the mind from constant studying. Some people think the girls get enough exercise after school without having it in school. , It teaches also, however, how to play fair and to be good sports, no matter whether they win or lose. This is important and it is guided training. Miss Charlotte XYyman is the in- structor. Gymnastics are required only in the First two years in high school. There are five girls' classes with forty-five in each. The total enrollment in all classes is two hundred twenty-five girls. During the different seasons of the year the classes have certain scheduled activities as follows: Volley ball in the It's one Way around obesity! fall, and later cage ball: after Christ- mas vacation, basketball. Seniors, jun- iors, sophomores, and freshmen par- ticipate in intramural basket ball. The Champion team was determined by the number of games a team won during the season, but there were four teams that tied for First place. At the end of the basket ball season the girls were taught modern dancing and tap dancing. In the spring, the girls played baseball. Meanwhile, stunt practicing and preparation for the gym exhibition took up the rest of the time. The Girls' Gym Exhibition held May 6 in the auditorium was the first exhi- bition held since 1932. This exhibition was of special interest. The "Virginia Reel," "Larentella," specialty tap-danc- ing by Betty Brooks, soft shoe dances, wand drills, and rope jumping, modern dances, tumbling, pyramids, relays, and Irish tap dancing in the way of body work was in order. THE OAKS 77 Ready! Begin! One, two, three, four! Schools have always advised stu- dents to exercise, even though the school did not possess playground equipment, a gymnasium, and teach- ers to instruct the students in physical education. The pupils did what they could and were satisfied. Anyway. in those times there was little time for play. Now, with the vast improvement in education, the training of the body is made compulsory. In our school a pupil has to take two years of "gym" whether he thinks he is well-developed in body or not. To escape this two year training, he has to have an examination by a doctor to prove that the training would weaken him: that is, to prove whether or not the student is already in a weakened now- condition. Still, with the trend adays toward sports instead ot "good some old" calisthenics, there is surely game to be found which would do him good. First Row Left, Front to Back: Falony. Brown, Hogan, Second Row Left. Front to Back: Hotwagner, Jacobson Center, facing Coach Johnson: Sircher. BOYS' GYM Mitchell Kobierski Let us take a student who is in gym at S :OO on every other day of the week. and study his one hour of perspiration the tardy everybody The boys that time, strife. Z-i-isi-i-i-ifing goes bell for one minute, giving ample time to be "on time." scheduled to have gym at change into "shorts" in record time. After about tive minutes, Mr. O. E. ilohnson, the physical training teacher, blows a whistle. This whistle is for the purpose of telling the students that roll is to be called. The boys line up according to height and denote their presence when called, by word of mouth. During the winter months the boys stay indoors and play basketball or do exercises: indoor ball and baseball are played in the fall. In all of these sports teams are chosen, headed by a captain, and championships offered to better arouse enthusiasm. Lederer, R. Pawlak, R. Johnson, Van Veelen, Werner. B uckwald. Aue. Hoekenga, Gallup. Kostrosits. B. Bartels. First Row Right, Front to Back: Dickinson, Hetzman, Mabrey, Heyedus, Sinus, Kovarcik. Matuz, H. Seng. Second Row Right, Front to Back: N. Erickson. C. Johnston, Ruiter, Newman. Porter. McKenzie, Van Noordwyk, Van Donkelaar. Director: Coach 0. E. Johnson, physical education instructor. 78 THE OAKS THE ACORN Mitchell Kobierski. Editor A small but anxious group of stu- dents, including seniors and juniors, composed the Acorn staff. Since this work is extra-curricular, every staff member had to do his part of the writ- ing, copyreading, typewriting and make-up work during his free periods. Under the surveillance of Mr. XV. E Murray, the Acorn editorial and busi- ness adviser, the paper progressed ex- cellently and rapidly. The staff with each preceding copy in the background did better and more experienced work. The editorial work, when completed, did not finish the Acorn. It had to be typewritten and sent to the print shop to be set up. XVith a fairly well equipped print shop, Mr. C. F. Koehn, printing instructor, and his students put the type into shape. Only after days of proof-reading and headline His words were oaks in acorns. writing was the Acorn ready to go to press. The sturdy clamshell motion press put the "finale" to the paper so far as the journalists were concerned. The selling of the paper was compe- tently handled by the business staff. The "Football Special," one of the six copies printed, had a circulation of 900. The Acorn is for the purpose of preparing students who are interested in the principles of journalism. The Acorn provides training in coopera- tion, writing, English grammar, print- ing, business management, and good citizenship. The staff members con- tributed news to the Muskegon Heights Record, Muskegon Chronicle and Radio Station XNVKBZ. During football season the Acorn sent its Sports Editor, Elford Pedler, to Sta- tion XNKBZ as a sportscaster. Left to Right: Laird tat large nressl, Kovarcik. A. Santo tat small pressb, Swiatek tfar rightl. At Composing Table: Zlemba tnreadlng up on new id3as"3, J. Krenps. R. Larson Chalf-hiddenb. - .KM-mt ek:-,N THE OAKS 79 Left to right: Pedler, Mr. Murray, adviser: Schwass, Bla Picture shows only the editor-in-chief and associate Great oaks from little acorns . . About April of every year, "The Acorn" begins to sprout into an "Oaks," The sprouting Oaks is tend- ed by those who have patiently nour- ished The Acorn throughout the school year, fitting themselves for the greater task of editing and publishing the Muskegon Heights High School senior class yearbook, The Oaks, And itis a great task. Stories must be written, checked and re-checked, photographs taken, drawings and engravings made, copy must go to the linotype, and proof must be read. Last of all, the corrected proof is pasted in the "dum- my," as it is called, and then the boys in the print shop, assisted by Mr. Cal- vin Koehn, printing instructor, go to work. BrieHy, it is a process entailing a great many almost infinite-ly small but important taks, that finally results in The Oaks. The Oaks Board, the governing nshine. Kobierski, Sikkenga, Brunk, Lemke. Strudwick editors. See Oaks Staff for complete membership THE OAKS Earl Schwass body in control of publication, is di- vided into the editorial, art, subscrip- tion, and printing staffs. Nr. Bolt, principal, is chairman of the Board. The editorial staff this year is headed by Mitchell Kobierski, editor-in-chief, a senior. Editorial staif adviser is Mr. XY. E. Murray. The art staff adviser is Miss Nellie M. johnson. Boys in the Drint shop are advised by Mr. Koehn. Then there are tivo depart- ments upon xvhich the financial suc- cess of The Oaks depends: namely, the advertising and the .subscription departments, advised by Mr. H. A. Kruizenga and Mr. Roy A. Peterman, respectively. Yes, it is TVORK. But it is fun, too. In the subscription drive, the senior boys raced the senior girls, the losers giving the winners a party. A genial spirit of cooperation and a sense of accomplishment brightens the work and makes it highly enjoyable. 80 THE OAKS Standing, Left to Right: J. Earle, VanderVeen, Wortelhoer, Fortier, Dendrino tfront of spring hoardb, Hopkin- son, E. Pedler, Leaf. Vanderiaan, Ketchum. V. Opalek In the Water, Left to Right: Sabin tin cornerl, Dickenson tfacing cameraj, Murray and Hirsch thanging on spring boardh, Booker, Forberg tin cornerj, Ruiter, Wade, Chapin, Longtin HI-Y CLUB Elford Pedler Are they enjoying the "swim ?" You bet they are, because they enjoy any- thing if there's action in it. They are the members of one of the most active clubs in school, the Hi-Y Club. Of course, the swimming is just a preliminary "warm-up" to the active meeting they hold afterwards. Many hours of swimming in the Y.M.C.A. pool develops a good physique and a good spirit. One of the activities of the year was the showing of a triple-feature mo'io:1 picture in the high school auditorium, the profits from which will be used to send two boys to camp Hayo-VVent- Ha during the summer. Don VVood and Paul Finger repre- sented our club at the Michigan State Older Boys' Conference held this year at Pontiac. Officers during the first semester were: Don NVood, president: Hall Ketchum, vice-president: jack Turn-tr. -.ecretaryg jack Leaf, treasurer: and Mike Dendrino, sergeant-at-arms. Throughout the year, it is the cus- Come on in, boys, the water's fine! tom to hold meetings bi-weekly. On several occasions, the members en- joyed speakers. Among the principal speakers of the year were: Mr. C. F. Bolt Qno pun intended on the "princi- pal"!l, who gave a talk on leadership: Mr. Bert Ketchum, who told us about "Loan Sharks": and Mr. H. A. Kruiz- enga, who talked to us about ambi- tions and getting forward, with an emphasis on Christian ideals of man- hood. Ofticers during the second semester included: Hall Ketchum, president: Don Wood, vice-presidentg Derek Hopkinson, secretaryg Don Vander- Veen, treasurer: Elford Pedler and Marvin Wfade, sergeants-at-arms. lt may not be too much to say that in the opinion of the boys, the Hi-Y Club accomplished its purpose: to create, maintain, and extend through- out the school and community the highest standards of Christian charac- ter. Mr. C. F. Koehn, adviser, de- serves much of the credit for helping the club attain their high ideals, THE OAKS 81 BOOSTER CLUB On your knees, neophyte! Do your stuff! The Peppy Booster Club has com- pletecl another of its very successful years. This year, the clnb's faithful aclviser was Miss Charlotte XYymau. Among the accomplishments of the club was the selling of candy at all the football and basket ball games. lfoceerls were turnecl Athletic Association. The Snowball Dance, heltl jaaiiary This annual oycr to the 31, was a gala affair. party is more than a club affair: it is to the whole an event of interest school. The gymnasium was clecoratefl in such a fashion as to carry out the effect of the season. The color com- white, with a bination was blue and large snowball hanging from the cen- ter of the ceiling. The club initiation is perhaps one of the most amusing events of the year. The main "outdoor attraction" was the blowing of beans up the front walk of the school. To have seen the Margery Brunk ffirls cfoinfr throuffh the halls antl into -5 ' C: 6 rs classrooms in their peculiar clress, was also a laughable sight. The officers of the club are: l'resi- tlent. Muriel Sontleen: vice-president, lletty Sikkenga: secretary, Dorothy Meaiburyg treasurer. Elva hYfl.2'116I'1 aclviser, Miss Charlotte Xyyman. lt so happened that there were twenty-live eligible members to the club. The constitution limits the membership of the club to twenty: live, therefore. hacl to be eliminatetl ancl will have a chance to join next year. New members ini- tiatecl- into the club were: Ellen lfioelq- enga, Mary .Kun Davis. Margery lirunk, Mary Stranrl, Marcella Young, Marcella Cierlak, Mary Purchase, Beulah Dodds, Inez Spahr, anrl Elsie Plll'Cl'lZl.SC. Others inclntlecl in the club roll call are: Eleanor Elbers. Esthef Melin, Margaret vlohnston, Cai-oliqq XYhelpley, and Dorothy Meclbury. Left to Right: Elbers, Melin, Wood, Davis. Strand, Gierlak. E. Purchase. Huekenga. Young, Dndds, M. Purchase, Snahr tkneelingl. Wagner. Sikkenga, Sordeen, Johnson MUSKEC-ON HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN IIIAK PUBLISHED BY THE SENIOR CLASS 82 THE OAKS GIRL SCOUTS M uriel Sondeen Un my honor I will try: To do my duty to God and my country, To help other people at all times, To obey the Girl Scout laws. XYith this Uath, sixteen Scouts were enrolled in Troop 7 this year. Miss Charlotte XYyman, physical education instructor, served in the capacity of captain. She was assisted by Miss Margret Yan Raalte, lieutenant. The Troop's finances were ably cared for by Lina Uchs, who was elected treas- urer at the first meeting. A record of each meeting was kept by .lune West- over, scribe. Ready! Action! Camera! ....... Hikes were taken to Lawson Park, Lake Harbor, Goose Egg Lake, and State Park. Tarty was pulled at the home of .leannette XYiesenhot'er . . sev- eral ice-skating parties were enjoyed at the Mart . . . roller skating was I pledge allegiance . . enjoyed at Temple Methodist church. This year the Scouts are planning to spend some of their summer vaca- tion at camp. To help defray their expenses, the Scouts held several candy sales. Every year a banquet is held to pro- mote good feeling and to increase the number of acquaintances among the Scouts of Greater Muskegon. This year the banquet was held at Temple Methodist church in the month of March. Members of the Troop included: Ida Cincush, Arlene DelYitt, Beulah Dodds, Virginia Hoppus, Marcella liubilins, Lina Ochs, Elsie Purchase, Mary Purchase, Elaine Reelman, Ber- nadette Ross, Catherine Ross, Thelma Sandy, Marjorie lVannamaker, .lean- nette llfiesenliofer, june XVestover, and Helen Zaczek. Left to Right: Ochs, Dodds. Cincush. Hoppus, Kubilins. M. Purchase, E. Purchase, Dewitte, Zaczek, Reelman, Wanamaker, Ross, Wiesenhofer tbuglerb. THE OAKS 83 Back Row, Left to Right: Vandak, F. Mason, B. Ros. C. Ross, Atkins, McGregor, M. Johnson, Vandervelde, Jones, Gilbert, Kelley, Shellhard. Miss Cummings, 1dv.ser Front Row, Left to Right: Nienhuis. Dawes, H. i.unu en, Lundberg, Reelman, B. Smith, M. Purchase, Felber, L. Geisler. Brunk, Snelling, Sikkenga, Wade, Mauch Lead, kindly light! The Girl Reserves of Muskegon Heights High School put joy into the lives of many during the past year with their numerous good deeds and willing Ways. Qfhcers of the club in- cluded: Betty Sikkenga, president: Doris Snelling, vice-president: Felicia Vandak, secretaryg and Melvina Ouellette, treasurer. At Christmas time the Girl Reserves went carolling at various charitable in- stitutions such as the Children's Home, and after a delightful round of holiday songs, returned to the Y.VV.C.A. for a hot lunch. The Children's Home was also'the scene of a Christmas party given by our club. "Home made cookies! Home made cookies!" "Candy! Candy!" That was the order of the day when the Reserves delivered "Sunshine" baskets to the Tuberculosis Sanitarium. One of the finest dances of the year, "The Spring Swing," was sponsored by the Girl Reserves. A picture taken GIRL RESERVES during the dance is presented in this issue of The Oaks. The annual Christmas gifts for blind Indian children was a part of the club's activities. Among other interesting accom- plishments was the presentation of a "replica" of the State Conference at Lansing, held in our school. Greater Muskegon and Holton were guests. Mrs. Bertha Ashby was the principal speaker, her subject being "Personal- ity," Discussion groups on vocations, religion, and public affairs were led by Dr. Enid Fillingham QMrs. Robe-rt Douglasj, the Rev. E. H. Babbitt, and Miss Julia Barber, respectively. A banquet in the cafeteria was an en- joyable part of the program. Betty Smith and Betty Sikkenga represented the club at the State Conference, Febr- uary 5-7. Miss Vera Cummings is our very able adviser and friend. 84 THE OAKS Akliryff GF' ' . Q. Na.. Standing: Lloyd, Miss Royse, coach: Turner. L. Geisler, Dendrino, Ketchum Sitting: Lund, Peterson, Hislop, Galant, Danford JUNIGR PLAY Sherman Lloyd The junior Class selected for its annual play "The Melting Pot" by Israel Zangwill. The traditional comedy was dropped in favor of the more serious drama. "The Melting Pot" deals with the jewish problem in America as compared with that in the Old Wforld. lt shows how the so-called "educated people" of today still treat the Jewish race in a medie- val fashion. jack Turner took the part of Davin Quixano, a young unrecognized violin- ist and composer who lives with his uncle, Mendel, and his grandmother, Frau Quixano. Lily Mae Geisler played Vera Revendal, a young' girl who fled from her Russian father and was doing settlement work in New York City. David falls in love with Vera. Later he realizes she is a Rus- sian and discovers that her father, Baron Revendal, played by Mike All the world's a melting pot. Dendrino, is the slaughterer of his parents. Then his hatred of the Rus- sians stands between the two lovers until the Final act when he realizes that love is the only means of conquer- ing hatred and establishing peace. The play involves many nationalities who do their part in tormenting David. Mary Galant took the part of Baroness Revendal, a French coquette: Sher- man Lloyd, the aristocratic English- man, Quincy Davenport. Carl Lund played the part of Davenport's private orchestral conductor, Herr Pappel- meister. Elizabeth Peterson lends comedy to the play as Mendel's Irish maid, Kathleen O'Reilly. Doris Dan- ford played the part of a settlement servant. The play was a success and taught the old proverb of Equality. Miss julia Royse directed the play. A new piece of scenery was especially painted for this production depicting New York City and its harbor. THE OAKS 85 It was a hit. THE LILIES OF THE FIELD CAST Rev. john Head .........v,,...v,,.... bloe Holtz Ann fthe vicar's wifel .........v,......,........W.....Priscilla Xienhuis Elizabeth ............A,,,..,,t,,. Betty Sikkenga Catherine vY,,,.,.,,...v..., Margaret Johnson Twin daughters of the vicar Mrs. Roake XYalter ,i.,,, Jeannette Hile Barnaly Haddon .v,v........,,.t,, lion Xvood Bryan Ropes ....,......,.......,,.,,.. .loe Lirner Monica Plane ..s. Donna ,lean Anderson Lady Rockes ,.................,, Louise Cardd XVithers tbutlerj ......,,,,,,,w., .lack Mixer Violet .....,........,,........ Florence hledrezak The Senior Class presented for its annual play a light comedy entitled SENIOR PLAY Betty Dawes Mlxlle Lilies of the Field" lwy -lolm Hastings Turner. The story centers around the twins who are the vicar's particular lilies of his field. The plot rests on who re- ceives one of two birthday presents from Mrs. lYalter, The presents are ten yards of pink crepe de chine and a month in London. The girl who catches the eye of a strange man who visits the vicarage is the one to spend n month in Loudon. Elizabeth draw.- the most attention from Mr. Haddon with a sudden change from her gay modern style lu a shy. deinure, inid- victorian inaiden. 40' S6 THE DECLAMATION Sherman Lloyd . D Wlth hls tongue he "Declamation," which might well be the title of the accompanying picture, is only a part of the larger word, "for- ensic." Forensic work includes a variety of public speaking activities. This year's activities have been very successful, owing to a large extent to the fact that Miss julia Royse, dramat- ics coach, was able to devote more of her time to extra curricular work. The addition of Miss Margret Van Raalte to the public speaking staff was re- sponsible for the change. Muskegon Heights High School forensic students took up where former champions left off before the "depression," winning a number of places in local, subdistrict, district, state, and national meets. Sherman Lloyd competed in the National Forensic Contest held in jacksonville, Illinois, and was not OAKS held them spellbound. eliminated until the third round. re- ceiving fourth place. Hundreds com- peted. Sherman also won first place in dramatic declamation in the State Contest held at Dearborn, Michigan. Robe-rt Damm won first place in declamation in both the Sub-district and the District contests. Sherman won a first place in the sub-district contest in the field of extemporaneous speaking: and took a second place in the District contest. As a reward for winning first in the District. Damm received a beautiful blue and gold ban- ner for our trophy case. The award is made by the University of Michigan. Besides bringing to our school many high honors, our representatives personally benefited greatly by the ex- perience. Miss Royse is to be com- mended upon her sincere effort and the success of her pupils. Standingzlftobert Damm,-winner of second place in hunorous declamations and third place in oratorical decla- matlons at .the National Forensic State Contest he d April 23. 24, at Dearborn, Michigan. Sherman Lloyd, not shown in the picture above, won first place in dramatic declamations in the State Contest at Dearborn. First Row in Foreground, Back to Front: Wiesenhofer, S. Wagner. Second Row. Back to Front: Fortier, Harvey, Ruiter, Dlvis. Third Row. Back to Front: Wimberley, Forberg, Yeagey Snyder, Young. Fourth Row, Back to Front: Kramer, Kandelee, l. Gardner, C. Sircher thiddenb, R. Sircher thiddenj, Dillman, N8lII'Il3I1, Tl.lI'llBl'. Fifth Row, Back to Front: Panks, two hidden faces, l-lradsky, P. Wilson, Lewis, E. Vandervelde, F. Brown, Hirsch, Seyfertll. Last Row. Back to Front: J. Thomas, Raulin, Seng, Carr, Ostling, Chapin, Hopkinson. - X X X THE oAKs 87 A- sa Left to Right: Ketchum. Strand, M. Geisler, Neuman, Turner, L. Geisler, Lloyd, Harvey. timekeeper We, of the negative side, firmly believe Although debating as an activity was temporarily dropped during the depression years, it was revived dur- ing the past year and as a result con- siderable talent was brought to the front. In three out of four preliminary de- bates, Muskegon Heights High School was victorious, missing participation in the elimination series by only one point. The total for the season was eleven points: the standard for quali- fication was twelve. Muskegon Heights High School was represented in public debates by ,lack Turner, Lily Mae Geisler, Marvin Geisler, and Sherman Lloyd. Hall Ketchum and Mary Strand also appeared in practice debates with other schools. Forensic League. opponents who faced Muskegon Heights debaters were Grand Have-n, from whom we won unanimouslyg Big Rapids, whom we defeated by a two to one decision: Muskegon, to whom we lostg and Grandville, from whom we took all DEBATE ,lack Turner and Sherman Lloyd won third degree membership in the National Forensic League. Lily Mae Geisler and Marvin Geisler won second degree memberships. Since Marvin Geisler is the only debater who will be graduated this year, Mus- kegon Heights High School should have a strong lineup with which to begin the next debating season. The team was coached this year, as usual, by Miss julia Royse, public speaking instructor and dramatics coach. It is needless to say that Miss Royse gave her best effort and suc- ceeded in developing a team worthy of our school in spite of the long "lapse" in the regular debating schedule. ' The-re were numerous signs of in- creasing enthusiasm for debate this year. It is believed that debate is again definitely on the way back,- to stay. That is an indication that the "old time" championship spirit is in the air. . points. 88 THE OAKS ...eiifg , ,,q ,. his i 2 .r .. is ic' .-:' rl ' 1 : : . 1,, 5 'Li-fi ' 1. f s . . ' , V ' J -S 5.:,2fP?nYNE,wwKleu Standing, Left Rear, Left to Right: B. Carlson lbass drumj, Wanamaker isnare drumb, Williams isnare and tympanij, Larson Chass violj. Seated, Back Row, Left to Right: Fox Ktrombonel. Barhitte. Miller Ctrumpetsh, Risk 4French hornj, Reinecke iclarinetb, Fixel Qclarinetb, Kooi tflutej, Whittum tpianol, Murphy, B. Erickson, and Swarthout Cviolinsl. By Rows, Left to Right treading from front to backjz Bagley, Arnold, Royal, Blanshine, Fuess, Ochs. Jacobson, S. Wagner, Panks iviolinsj, Wildfong fcelloj. Center: Mr. A. M. Cnurtright. director. By Rows, Left to Right treading from hack to frontl: M. Purchase tcelloh, Kubilins. Ross, .I. Posvistak, Naperalsky, Walicki, N. Jacobson. Brash, Wern,r, M. Dodds iviolins and violasj. ORCHESTRA Marjorie Risk In membership, the orchestra of the past year has been small: but it is one of the most well balanced groups that has ever represented Muskegon Heights High School. The string sec- tion is complete with First and second violins, two altos, a bass, and three violas. Also, the two flutes this year made- a great difference in the type of music played. All that is needed for a complete orchestra are bassoons and oboes. It is hoped that our school may add these in the near future. One of the first public appearances was the Annual Fall Concert at which selections from "Maytime," by Rom- berg, and the "Andante Cantabilef' from Beetl'1oven's "First Symphony," were played. A short time later, the orchestra played at the Junior Play. Then an unusual opportunity to play presented itself. This was for the Mus- kegon Junior College annual spring The little things make the difference! play, "Huckleberry Finn." The Spring Concert was presented April 27, and "The Fifth Symphony," by Tschai- kowsky, was the outstanding number on the program. This was the most difficult number ever played by our orchestra. Other numbers included "Nocturne" from the "Midsummer Night's Dream" music of Mendelssohn in which a French horn solo by Mar- jorie Risk was well given. Other ap- pearances included the Christmas As- sembly and the Senior Play, Bacca- laureate, and Commencement. The past year has been one of the biggest and best ye-ars in the history of the Muskegon Heights High School orchestra. In view of plans now under way, it is believed that next year will be even better. The marked improve- me-nt is owing to the long hours of study and work which our director. Mr. A. M. Courtright, T H E Ein, zwei, drei-spiel! On September 26, our band stepped forth in splendid array-new uni- forms of vivid hues. A new band? No, but a new spirit. Owing to the enthusiasm and effort of our new band director, Mr. Paul Schulze, and to the introduction of many clever marching "stunts," the band successfully weath- ered the marching season. The XVinter Concert, December l5, marked the first indoor appearance of the band. A well balanced program included "Silver Chord," by O'Neilg "My Hero," by Strauss-Alford: "Pil- grim Chorus," from Tanhauser. by VVagner: "Entry of the Gladiators," by Fucik. The Spring Concert, held April 27, was notable for the following selec- tions: "Skyliner," by Alford: "Il Guar- ney," by Gonieyg "From a japanese Screen," by Ketelsky, "Selections from o A K S 89 BAND Mariorie Risk 'l'schaikowsky," "l'll Take You Home Again Kathleen," by XYcstenclorf, played lirst as a trombone solo by Norman Fox, and then as a trumpet duet, by -loe Miller and Boyd Hart- suiker. The band again made a brilliant showing at the XYest Shore Music Festival the week of May 19, sending the following members into the select- ed band: Kenneth Kooi, Raymond Fixel, Shirley Hommes, Albert joblon- icki, Donald Hoenecke, Xvilliillll Reineckc, Robert Gustafson, 'lack Finger, Marjorie Risk, Nellie Leisman, 'lames Earle, -loe Miller, Glen Erick- son, Norman Fox, Aubrey Klett, and ,lack XYilliams. Due to Michigan and Muskegon Centennial activities during the com- ing summer, band rehearsals will be continued during the summer recess. Standing, Left to Right: Plumhoff. M. Currey tdrumsj. R. Fixel tclarinetj. Leech, B. Wachsmuth, and J. Williams tdrumsy. Seated, Back Row. Left to Right: E. Hansen, Puehler tclarinelsl, Sabin, Coburn lsaxaphonesl, Barhitte. Kooiman, Ketchbau, Vandervelde, W. Snaniolo, K. Johnson ttrumpetsb, Rokos CSousaphoneJ, Fox, Nelson. V. Schanka. T. Hansen, Wolfe, Klett, Tiejema ttrambonesh, Corning, Suahr, Hook tclarinetsh. Seated, Middle Row, Left to Right: R. George, Jablonicki tclarinetsl, P. Schapka, J. Finger. K. Rhodea, Naueralsky, Murray tsaxanhonesl, J. Miller ttrumpetb. G. Erickson fbariloneh. Hopkinson. Gardner, Sherman, Hart, P. Davis thiddenb. Holcomb tclarinetsh. Front Row: Hommes tclarinetj, Kooi Cflutej, LaFlame. J. Earle, N. Leisman. Risk tFrench hornsj. Reinecke tAIto clarinetl. Gustafson fbass clarineth, Dickinson. Hoenecke lclarinetsl. Director: Mr. Paul Schulze. 90 THE OAKS Back Row. Left to Right: Kramer, Lakatos, Melin, M. Mauch. E. Vanderveen, Lehan, McCaIeh, Davis, Harvey, Shephard, Baxter, Prudick, Wade, Galy, Harmon, E. Carlson, Ostling, Brayley, E. Stockli, Frishie thid- denb, J. Carlson tnianob. Middle Row iindentedlz Engstrom, Thornherry, S. Wagner, Madasy, A. Carlson, Hislop, Wood, V. Mauch,Hoek- enga, Filino, Ruiter, Anspach, Thoma, Hile. Nienhuis. Front Row, Left to Right: Atkins, Jones, McGregor, Lawton, N. Stockli. Mclntyre, J. Smith. LeRoux, E. Wagner, Ruth Pearly, Aue, Prus, Leiffers, Bendus, Roth, Sehouten, E. Reelman. GIRLS' GLEE CLUB Lois Thoma The Girls' Glee Club was not started this year until October 20, because of the illness of the director, Miss Mar- garet Dexter. The Glee Club is com- posed of only one section of iifty-nine girls as compared to former years when there were two sections, namely: the .lunior and Senior groups. The iirst public appearance was made before the High School Parent Teachers' Association. "Calm as the Night" by Bohm and "The Czecho- Slovakian Dance Song" arranged by Manney were sung. The December Concert was com- bined with the Christmas assembly and given in the High School audi- torium. On the program were: "No Candle XVas There" and "No Fire," by Lehman: "Cantique de Noel," a French ballad: and "Silent Night," by Gruber. In February, the Glee Club sang at the Open Door Forum at the Mus- kegon VVoman's Club. The numbers There's a certain satisfaction in unity. were: "By The Bend Of The River," Edwards-Hemstreet 1 and"The Sleighf, Kauntz. April l, they sang at the Temple Methodist Church the follow- ing SO1'lg'SI "Lullaby" from "Jocelyn," by Godard, accompanied by the violin obligato by Shirley VVagner: "Fly, Singing Bird, Flyf' Elgar: and "Oh, Divine Redeemer," Gounod. The Spring Concert was April 27. The Girls' Glee Club shared honors with the Mixed Chorus in singing a variety of songs composed of the fol- lowing: "Oh Southland," "Fairest Of The Roses." Alone, they sang "The Sleigh," "Lullaby" from "-locelynf' and "By The Bend Of The Riverf' The high spot of the year was 1h-i XYcst Shore Music Festival whic'1 began May 18. The Girls' Glee Clubs from Muskegon, North Muskegon, Grand Haven, Holland, Saugatuck and the Heights gave the Choral Night Program in the Muskegon High School auditorium.


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