Muskegon Heights High School - Oaks Yearbook (Muskegon Heights, MI)
- Class of 1937
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Text from Pages 1 - 162 of the 1937 volume:
92 THE OAKS
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-
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
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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.
"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
"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!
"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
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
o A K s 95
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
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.
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-
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,
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.
96 THE OAKS
"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
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,
I .i,.,se'i is
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,
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-
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 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-
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.
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
Benjamin Franklin had a knack for it, too.
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-
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-
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
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
sorcery and magic. XYe little realize
what an important part chemistry
our everyday lives. lfnless
studied chemistry he would
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
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
100 THE OAKS
Yes, ma'am, it's an octa-octa-octahedron!
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
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
Third Row. Left to Right: E. Purchase, McCormack, Kioi, N. Leisman, Hinchman.
Miss Florence Kurtz. instructor, was hidden at far right in this picture.
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THE OAKS 101
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
Besides these articles, there is a
sizable population of frogs, polliwogs
ffuture frogsj, turtles, crabs, snakes
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.
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
Q tx.Vi.l au I
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 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.
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
This two year course enables com-
mercial students better to secure a po-
sition of a clerical nature in business
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-
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
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
Income, two bucksg outgo, one buck: prosperity!
A very well organized course of
bookkeeping is given in Muskegon
School under the ablc
Mr. Roy A. Peterman.
Two years are required for the course.
There are two hundred thirty-one stu-
in this department.
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
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
Single Rows Beginning on Left, Front to Back: J. Johnson thidden in cornerj, Walicki, Ochs, D. Smith, Kelly,
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
.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
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
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
Miss Mina Morris has been the ve-ry
able instructor in clothing for the past
106 THE OAKS
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
First Row on Right, Front to Back: Szyler, Dornbos, Hutchinson, Leaf, L. Williams lface hiddenl.
Last Row timmediate ioreground, on rightl: J. Earle, Kzrley.
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
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
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
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
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-
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.
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
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-
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
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-
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
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
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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.
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
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
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-
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
T H E o A K s
SCHOOL CALENDAR FOR
10-Ottawa Hills game
16-Creston game .. ,.,Here
Sl-Holland game ..., Here
6-Hi-Y Matinee Dance
7-Grand Haven ..,. There
13--Armand, the Magician
1-l-Benton Harbor game
2lQMuskegon game, There
25---Junior Evening Dance
27-No school lHurray!J
4-Alumni Basket Ball
-l-Senior Matinee Dance
11-Manistee game .,.. Here
15-Fall and XVinter
18-Grand Haven game
23-Soph Evening Dance
23-School Closed for
29-Benton Harbor game
9-Kalamazoo game. Here
15-Holland game .... There
22-Muskegon game, There
29-Grand Haven .... There
29-Junior Matinee Dance
5-Benton Harbor .... Here
8-Mr. Bendell, Lyceum
11-Holland game ...... Here
-Holland ..,....,.c,.,... Here
Z6-M uskegon game, There
3-junior Play Cmatineej
-Junior Play Qeveningj
-Albion College Band
Z2-Ben East, Outdoor
2-"The Spring Swingu
ZS-Rip Van XYinkle
Z8-NV. 5. T. C. Glee Club
29-Rural Visiting Day
6-Girls Gym Exhibition
15-Regional Track Meet
19-Senior Class Play
21-Senior Class Play
15-Class Day and Senior
18-"The End of the Trail"
THE OAKS 111
A HISTORY OF MUSKEGON
Muskegon Heights is one of the few
cities in Michigan which were char-
tered while the land was still a wilder-
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-
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
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
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
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
P: A 4
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f- Y N ' "fed lf ,
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
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.
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
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
Adviser: Mr. H. A. Kruizenga.
Captains of the Girls ..............,....... Betty Sikkenga, Felicia Vandak
Captains of the Boys ..... ....,.. ll larvin Geisler, Robert Engle
Adviser: Mr. R. A. Peterman.
Commercial Photographer: Mr. C. F. Bolt, in charge.
Managers of Copy: Junice Van Kampcn, Maynard Clark, Clara Wforkman, and
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Martin Coal Company .,,.
Feed Store .,,.,,,,,,,,
Michigan Associated Telephone
Michigan Bakeries, Inc. .,,,.... .
hoe Shop ....r,,,.,,,
Gas Company .,r. .
Heights Dairy .,,..,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Heights Furniture Co. ,,,,,.,,,,, ,
Heights Record ..rr,,....,..
Na ional L
Savings Bank .,,,.,,,.
umherman's Bank ..,,,,
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
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 ......
e Clothing .............
Sunoco Service Station ............
Tupe's Springs and Welding ......
dio Station ................
Wooda11's Drug Store ........
eauty Shop ..................
Young Auto Parts Company ....... .........
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Australian entering hospital:
Come in to die?
Chas, Miller: llon't bother me. lvlll
writing to my girl.
Private: But whv are vou vvritinw so
Chas. Miller: She ean't read very fast.
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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
"Say," inteiruptecl a third. "lf you
guys will get your hands out of my
pockets, I'll get off here."
Phone 32-245 I
Sadickshunery, fullonaimes. Gonna
First Shark: X'Vhat's that funny two-
legged thing that just fell into the
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
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?
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G. Skodack: Me father and a man
naxned Dooley have been fighting
for twenty years, but now they've
Holtz: XVhy? Did they bury the
G. Skodack: No: they buried Dooley.
Klule in a barnyard, lazy and sick.
Boy with a pin on the end of a stick.
Boy jabbed the mule: mule gave a
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
How can you tell?
lYhy, haven't you noticed that his dog
wags his tail up and down, instead
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
Mr. Carlson: XYell, sir, you can leave
your name and address, and if
nothing better turns up, we can
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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
GERST'S BARBER SHOP
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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."
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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
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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.
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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.
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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."
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' 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
Q you to come ancl talk with us. Two heads may he better than one.
i You'll be the husniess men and women of "tomorrow," which soon becomes i
i "today," Success to you.
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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
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
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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.
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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-
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
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Q 93 1 Terrace Street
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.
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,
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"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
"A horse driver, sir," replied Miller.
XYhen the squad was marching'
again the sergeant cried: "Squad halt!
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!
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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
"XYe should be glad to do so." was
the reply, "but we are your unfortu-
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It was the hrst real snowstorm of
the year and the teacher felt it her
dutv to warn her pupils before she
"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
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
Fred S.: Can you see any change in
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!
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Dolores Z.: Hear about the big tight Rose B.: I made this cake all by my-
last night ?
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
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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
Znd Collegian: Easy! -lust before we
go in l ask each girl, haven't you
been putting on weight?
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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?"
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.
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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
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
"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.
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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-
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M. Clark: A half pint of ice-cream.
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!
There's a refreshing straightfor-
wardness about this wayside sign:
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.
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Mr. llelienziez My lad, are you to be
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
Mr. Schulze: Now we will play "The
Star Spangled Banner" for our sec-
Inez Spahr: CW'hispering nervously to
boy next to her.j Gosh, I just play-
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.
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B. Baker: Do you serve lobsters here?
S, Siinoncikz Sure, we serve anyone:
John A.: Ugh, there's a worm in this
Elva VV.: Here, take a drink and wash
.lohn A.: Wlash it down, nothing. Let
the beggar walk.
XVo1'ds fail me, said the freshman as
he "Hunke-d" the spelling examina-
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Nervous Ulcl Lady: If I give you a
piece of cake you'll never return,
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
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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-
Professor: You missed my class yes-
terday, didn't you?
Student: Not in .hc least, SIT, not m
XII Rakestraw: lYhat travels faster,
heat or cold?
Ueiton R.: Heat, of course.
Mr. Rakestraw: XYhat makes you so
Denton R.: Because you can catch a
vi. Turner: XYhat time is it?
M. Dendrino: A quarter of twelve.
bl. Turner: Liar! The clock strikes
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.
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Burglar Qhaving climbed to porch
roofbz Another guy sleeping with
his window shut! I got a mind ta
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.
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That's the guy IIIH laying for, said
the hen as the farmer passed through
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 ?"
"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."
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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
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"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
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.
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! 1208 Peck Street
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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?"
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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
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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!"
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.
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storx' "Ivz1nlioe." receive his unex-
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-
QX: That new farln-hand is terribly
ll: Hmfs that?
.Xr H: found some inilk bottles in the
ffrass and insisted he had found a
.Xiiiizifzllie Y.: I clon't like the Jenkins
Shit' ex' XY.: NVhat's wrong with him?
.Xnziajane Y.: He's one of these kinds
that always turns around and stares
Shirley XY.: Is lie? How do you know?
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"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,
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, , xviut justice. XYl1'l't you necrl is
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girl blush. lu my clay it was cht- '
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for teaching a young man like me
some new dance steps?"
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we left it and now, darn it, I've lost
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evening: we can ride home in the
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
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things are not as bad as they can be
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does HXO3 signify?
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it right on the tip of my tongue, sir.
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hetter spit it out. It's nitric acid,
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you for the last half hour, and you
only stand there and smile. XYho are
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Left Side of Table, Front to Back: Superintendent W. R. Booker, H. F. Reid, 0. V. Cobb, C. N. Damm.
Center: Dr. C. A. Lund, President of the Board of Education.
Right Side of Table. Back to Front: A. T. Booth. E. W. Moore. H. S. Elliott, and Ralph McCrea, a reporter
for the Muskegon Chronicle.
BOARD OF EDUCATION
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
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
deal to you and want you to know it.
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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.
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
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
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.
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
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!"
T H E o A K s 13
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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
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.
School and the University of Michigan. Holds Cer-
tiflcates in Journalism and in Education from U. of M.
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
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.
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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.
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.
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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
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
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.
The Class of 1937
22 THE OAKS
DONNA JEAN ANDERSON "DOLLY"
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"
None but the brave deserve the fair.
f'Olllll'll Member 3: HE-Y Clrh 4: Class '1're::surer 3.
LUCILE ANSPACH "PEGGY"
Always in season.
Commercial Club 2, 3, l: Girl Rusexwes 11, 3: Glee Club
1, 3, -l: Mixed Chorus 4.
RUTH LOUISE AUE "RUTHY"
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"
Sleepy time man, yon're turning days
Intl'zmuu':1l Basket Ball 2, 3.
SHIRLEY ADELAIDE BAKER "PEG"
O blest retirement! Friend to l'ife's
Retreat from care, that never must be
Tran-k 2: Intramural Basket Ball 1, 2, 3, 4: Intramural
Baseball 1, 2, 3: Intramural volley Ball 1, 2.
NAOMI BARHITTE NFRUITPORTU
A musical instrument of quality.
Baud 2, 3, -1.
MERLE LESTER BENEDICT
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"
I 'cl rather study books, than women.
Oaks Stnfl' -l: Avorn Stnfl' 4.
KENNETH BROADBENT "ZIPPER"
Napoleon was a small man, but a great
THE OAKS 23
RICHARD B. BROSEY "DICK"
To spend too much time in study is sloth.
Reserve Football 1, 23 Intramural Basket Ball 1, 2.
JAMES DONALD BUCK "JACK" fRABBITJ
Often has he burned the midnight oil,-
but not for study.
Reserve Football 23 Track 1, 2: Intramural Basket Ball
ELOISE JANE BURANDT "JANE"
Good to the last drop.
Commercial Club 2, 3, 4.
WILLENE EvoNE CAMP "WILLIE"
Through her hair shines her true and
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
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:
MARIAN LOUISE CARDD
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"
Why study? The more we study, the
more there -is to forget.
Commercial Club 3, -lg Tennis 33 Intramural
H. LEOTA CHRISTOPHERSON HSHORTYH
We seldom repent talking too little.
Commercial Club 3, 4: Glee Club 1: Entered from Mus-
kegon: Girls' Athletic Association l.
JOSEPH EDWARD CIRNER
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
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
CLARA M. CROSS "HON"
I find that nonsense, at times, -is singu-
Coinmerrial Club 3.
DANIEL R. DARE
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"
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"
Wit-h her quiet, modest, sunny dispo-
Commercial Club 3.
LLOYD JOHN EASON
Once an Englishman, always an Eng-
Minstrel Show 3: Oaks Staff 4: Acorn Staff 4: Glee
Club 3, 4: Spring, Fall, Winter Concerts 3, 4.
ELEANOR ELIZABETH ELBERS "NORA"
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
His shoulders are broad: quite necessary
for a man.
Varsity Football 3, 4: Reserve Football 2: Track 2, 3.
JACK W. ERICKSON
Lessons don't bother meg neither do
Varsity Basket Ball 2: Intrannxral Basket Ball 1, 2, 3,
4: Ill'.l'2lIlllll'l11 Baseball 1. 2.
JACK RUSSELL FINGER USPOOKSH
I study if I feel like it, and won't when
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
Small,-but he gets around.
Hi-Y Club -1: Minstrel Slum' 33 Gler Club -iz Mixed
LUDWIG JOE FIXEL 'LLUD"
A great big smile never does any harm.
Intramural Basket Ball 1, 2, 3.
MAXINE YVONNE FLING "MAX"
There is a 'vein of mirth beneath her air
Commercial Club 2, 3, 4.
CECIL EDWIN FOSTER
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"
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
Her air, her manners,-all who saw,
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"
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
The're's always time for mischief.
Commercial Club 3, 4.
REVA VIRGINIA HARMAN
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
'Tis better to be silent, than wrong.
Band 1, 2, 3, 4.
26 THE OAKS
CLINTON A. HATCH 'AHATCHEYU
Yon. can't hold anything against cz man
if he doesnft say anything.
Beaiux Arts Club 3. 4.
ELLA MAY HENDRICK
A sincere, good, friendly girl, who is
Cnnimercial Club 2.
VICTOR J. HEMPHILL "BUD"
Quiet,-but a better boy is hard to find.
Club 1. 2: Varsity Football 4: Reserve
Football 1, 2: Track 3, 4: Intramural Basket Ball 2, 4.
JEANETTE LABETH HILE "TUBBY"
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"
You. know her by the noise she doesn't
Comniercial Club 4: Intramural Basket Ball 1: Intra-
mural Volley Ball 1.
lllELVIN ROY HOLTROP "MEL"
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."
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"
There's mischiefi behind that sober
FLORENCE DOROTHY JEDREZAK "TINA"
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"
A kiss, a frock, a rhyme: I didnft say
they feed my heart, yet they pass the
Commercial Club 31 Intramural Basket Ball 2.
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MARGARET LILLIAN JOHNSON "MARG1E"
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"
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"
In her quietness, ambition reigns su-
Library Club 1: Glee Club 1: Track 2.
PRESTON H. KEEFER "PEP"
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"
What a man eats for breakfast will de-
termine his future.
Beaux Arts Club 4: Intramural Basket Ball 1. Z.
The world knows nothing of its greatest
MITCHELL JOSEPH KOBIERSKI
Just a boy, with a man's character.
Oaks Stall' 4: Acorn Staff 4.
ANTHONY J. KOLENIC "TONY"
Moclesty becomes any young man.
Reserve Football 2, 3: Printing of Acorn and Oaks
2 3 4
THOMAS W. KREPPS
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
LEOPOLD ANTHONY KULIKOWSKI "RED
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"
A man hasnft 'really lived until he has
learned to overcome a few handicaps.
Aeurn Start' 4: Baud 1. 2.
KENNETH ISIDORE LANORE "KEN"
Ability -is nothing more than willingness
Beaux Arts Club 3, -l: Oaks Stall' 4: Accra Salt' 3, -1:
VERNON ARTHUR LEATHERMAN
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"
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
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"
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
Edison, lVlarconi, Steinmetz,-ah! those
names are immortal!
EDNA MARIE LUNDEEN "CHIEF BIG FEET"
It matters not how long we live, but how.
Girl Reserves 3. 4.
MARIAN VALORIE MALAVAZOS "VAL"
A friend to one, a friend to all,-and a
Commercial Club Offlver 2. 3, 4: Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4:
Acorn Stall' 4.
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LOUIS PAUL MANAK "MINNIE"
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"
Good nature is something more than
Girl Reserves 3: Beaux Arts Club 1. 2, 3: Glee Club 3.
OLGA CHRISTINE MAREK "OAKIE"
I am a woman,
What I think, I must speak.
Glee Club 1: Junior Play 3.
JOSEPH J. MASON
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-
KATHERINE ANN MATHES "KATE"
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
Silence 'ls golden.
Cuiunierciul Club 2, 3: Girl Reserves -l: lllee Club 1.
SYLVIA LORRAINE MEEUWSEN
By her mfznners, sir, she 'is of noble
A 4'l'll'1Il'llllIIllI' to the Aeoru.
ESTHER JANE MELIN
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"
An artist, to be a success, must have
Benux Arts Club Officer 3: Beaux Arts C.ub 2, 3, -1:
Minstrel Show 3: Glee Club 3, -l: Oaks Staff 4: Mixed
CHARLES E. MILLER "CHUCK"
Hold the fort! I'm coming!
Oaks Staff 3, 4: Glee Club 4.
30 THE OAKS
JACK C. MIXER "JAKE"
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
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"
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
Fritz Kreisler plays a violin, too!
PRISCILLA MARJORIE NIENHUIS "PEGGY"
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.
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"
Zealoas, yet very modest.
ELI-'ORD JAMES PEDLER "BUD"
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"
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
Who said only sissies have curly hair?
Varsity Football 4: Reserve Football 2, 3: Track 1, 2,
3: Athletic Board of Control 4.
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SUSAN MILDRED PRASKAC "SUE"
She has a soul to win friends and cn
heart to hold them.
If Fm right, I'll argue till the cows
Varsity Football 4: Reserve Football 3: Trarlr 2, 3, li
Intramural Basket Ball 2, 4: Junior Play 3.
G1LsoN LENORE REED "LIONEL"
Sincerity is the first rnark of a man.
Happy-go-lucky, fair, and free!
Nothing exists that bothers me!
Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Orchestra 4: Glee Club 3: Mixed
MARJORIE L. RISK "MARGE"
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"
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"
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
Mischief and I are 'very good pals.
Benux Arts Club Member 1, 2, 3, -lg Intruniural
Basket Ball 1, 2.
ANDELENE SCHREBE "ANDY"
She knew it not, but she was fair:
And like the moonbeam was her hair.
MARY J. SHAFER "JERRY"
Good books have taught her courage,
kindness, and capability.
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32 THE OAKS
HARRIET LUCILLE SHEARS
The so-me Harriet, yesterday, today, and
VIRGINIA ELAINE SHERBURN "GINA"
True to her word, her work, her friends.
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'
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"
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
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
STEVE E. SIMONCIK UPEEWEEY'
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"
There is no voice more worthy than
Commercial Club 4: Commercial ClIIb Officer 4:
Varsity Basket Ball 4: Reserve Basket Ball 3.
DONA JEAN SMITH HSMITTYU
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"
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"
Short and snappy!
Minstrel Show 3: Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Mixed Chorus
-1: Junior Play 3.
THE OAKS 33
DORIS M. SNELLING HDORIEU
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
MURIEL C. SONDEEN HSHRIMPH
Few things are impossible to diligence
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"
Quiet in appearance, with motives un-
Track 1: Intramural Basket Ball 1: Intramural Base-
PAULINE SPENCE "P"
An amiable nature is the first requisite
of the- perfect secretary.
Commercial Club 2, 3, 4: Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4.
PAUL STARKS "SCRATCH"
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
Young ladies are my specialty.
Varsity Football 4: Reserve Football 3: Intranulral
Basket Ball 4.
WILLIAM THORTON STRUDWICK
Has a 'manly self-reliance.
Beaux Arts Club 4: Oaks Slafl' 4: Acorn Stall' -l.
Glee Club 3.
NEIL K. STURTEVANT "BUD"
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
School! I suppose it is a necessary evil!
Acorn Staff 3: Intramural Basket Ball 2.
MARGARET E. SWEET "SHINNER"
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,
34 THE OAKS
JUNIOR LEROY THIELBAR "JUNE"
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
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"
Not so mach talk: a. great, sweet silence.
Girl Reserves 3, 4: Glee Club 1, 2.
HELEN EMMA VALISCO
Here's to Helen: a real friend, doing all
Girl Scouts 3: Sewing Club 3: Glee Club 2, 3:
Basket Ball Class Tuurnsiment 3.
FELICIA ANN VANDAK "FALY"
Whatever is worth doing at all is worth
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"
His height gives him an advantage not
to be scorned.
Hi-Y Club Officer 4: Intramural Basket Ball 4.
BERT GEORGE VANDERWEST "THE BEST"
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
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
GAIL GENEVIEVE VEENEMAN
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
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"
Her ways are ways of pleasantness.
Just fair enough to be pretty:
Just wise enough to be witty.
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
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"
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"
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"
Modest, demure, yet full of fun.
Commercial Club 3: Library Club 3: Girl Scouts 1:
Glee Club 2, 3: Mixed Chorus 3.
SENIORS-CAUGHT BY THE CANDID CAMERA
THE OAKS 37
"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
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
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
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
THE OAKS 39
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
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
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
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
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
now well-fitted and ready
world's challenge and to
Once again I say to you,
40 THE OAKS
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
To the following members of the
faculty, we leave:
Miss Sprague-A package of Ry-
Crisp So that she can keep that Holly-
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
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
Richard Brosey-an "All-Day Suck-
er" to Mike Dendrino.
.lack Buck leaves, contrary to his
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-
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
-lack Erickson-his long walk to
school every morning to Martin Hrad-
Paul Finger-his masculine voice to
Ludwig Fixel leaves-without three
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
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
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
john josza-a mop of red hair to
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
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
Katherine Mathes leaves for the 5
and l0c store. QThere's another big
cosmetic sale and she hasn't missed
Esther Melin-her lNlH to "Bunny"
Anderson in the fond hope that he'll
win more letters than Sukup or Re-
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
Margery Robarge leaves in the fond
hope that the school will get along
Eli Santo-his old razor to his "kid
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
Donald Smith leaves-and the storm
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
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
Donald Vanderveen and Bert Van-
derXVest leave their wooden shoes to
Gail Veeneman-her dark hair to
Jeraldine Veeneman-her quiet dig-
nity to Gerald Vezina.
Clara Jane VVorkman-her height
to Charles Marcek.
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42 THE OAKS
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
SCHOLASTIC HONORS GROUP
UPPER THIRD OF SENIORS IN SCHOLARSHIP
Betty Sikkenga fValedictorianj ....
Paul Starks fSalutatorianj ........,...
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 .,......
George Skoclack ......
Herbert Kelly ......,
Mary Shafer .....
Doris Snelling . .... ..
Elsie Hansen ..........
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 ......
Ernest Gyebnar ....
Eloise Burandt ......
Hermina Leiffers ....
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
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.
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
1927-28 Helen Pesci and .lay Sik-
1928-29 Ella Clute and Harvey
1929-30 Sarah Olson and Bruce
1930-31 Bernadine Johnson and Ells-
1931-32 Hazel Sikkenga, Leigh Pret-
tyman, and Eugene Gillaspy.
1932-33 Gxvenivere Cole and John
1933-3-1 Eleanor Sikkenga, Robert
McComb, and Richard Israel.
1934-35 Lois Bolt and Louis Levine.
1935-36 Doris Ribe and Milo Sukup.
Announcement made June 15, 1937
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
Undergraduates who are interested.
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
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
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
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
The Senior Class wishes to take
this opportunity to thank the VVoman's
Club for this generous offer and
48 THE OAKS
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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.
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
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
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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,
Tennis: Fixel, Lund, and XYaalkes.
Debate: L. Geisler, Lloyd, Turner,
Ketchum, and Strand.
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-
: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
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 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 .
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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
District Contest held in Grand Haven,
May ll, earning a large banner for the
school trophy case.
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.
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52 THE OAKS
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 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
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Ton Row, Left to Right: Ayres.
W. Hart, A. Anderson.
Fifth Row: R. Coburn, R.
Fourth Row: R. Butas,
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!
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.
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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?
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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-
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
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
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
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
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
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
"Could I have some theme paper?" "May l lnrruw the master key?" "ls Mr. Bolt in?"
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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?
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-
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
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
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
62 THE OAKS
Up, up, and quit thy books! 'Tis time for class.
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
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
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
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.
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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
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.
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!
y ' A
64 T H E O A K S
LIBRARY PERIODICAL ROOM
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
W. R. Booker '
ATHLETIC BOARD OF CONTROL
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
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.
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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.
ma, M -iw its 1 mr-Ly -. ,
Ton Row: Coach Johnson. Pumper,
Middle Row: Murtenson. Simoncik,
Bottom Row: Oldl, Keefer. Finger,
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,
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
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,
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. .
Heights ........ 19 Grandville ..,. .... O
Heights ........ 14 Kalamazoo ,,.,..,,,,,. O
16 G. R. Creston ...... 12
7 Ottawa Hills ........ 6
Lansing Eastern .. 1 O
Heights ........ O
Heights ........ 20
Heights ........ O
Heights ........ 14
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-
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-
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
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
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
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
state Class A
Reds later proved their
caliber by winning the
crown at Flint.
VARSITY BASKET BALL
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.
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 .....,..
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
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.
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
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
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
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
JJ J 7-Lf-5 IVVT I'
people say, For there is naught to fear, the gangs all
MUSKEGON HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL YELLS
Fight! Fight! Fight ! Fight!
Muskegon Heights! Muskegon Heights!
Fight! Fight! Fight ! Fight!
Muskegon Heights! Muskegon Heights!
Fight! Fight! Fight ! Fight!
Muskegon Heights! Muskegon Heights!
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-e-i-g-li-t-s Heights! Rah!
Yea Team! Yea Team! Yea Team!
Fight 'em! Fight 'em! Fight 'em!
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!
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.
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
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-
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
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
condition. Still, with the trend
adays toward sports instead ot "good
old" calisthenics, there is surely
game to be found which would do him
First Row Left, Front to Back: Falony. Brown, Hogan,
Second Row Left. Front to Back: Hotwagner, Jacobson
Center, facing Coach Johnson: Sircher.
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
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
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.
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,
Director: Coach 0. E. Johnson, physical education instructor.
78 THE OAKS
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.
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
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,
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
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
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
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-
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,
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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
The Snowball Dance, heltl jaaiiary
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
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
PUBLISHED BY THE SENIOR CLASS
82 THE OAKS
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-
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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
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
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
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
One of the finest dances of the year,
"The Spring Swing," was sponsored
by the Girl Reserves. A picture taken
during the dance is presented in this
issue of The Oaks.
The annual Christmas gifts for
blind Indian children was a part of the
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-
Miss Vera Cummings is our very
able adviser and friend.
84 THE OAKS
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Standing: Lloyd, Miss Royse, coach: Turner. L. Geisler, Dendrino, Ketchum
Sitting: Lund, Peterson, Hislop, Galant, Danford
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-
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
Rev. john Head .........v,,...v,,.... bloe Holtz
Ann fthe vicar's wifel
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
Mlxlle Lilies of the Field" lwy -lolm
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-
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
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,
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,
Fifth Row, Back to Front: Panks, two hidden faces, l-lradsky, P. Wilson, Lewis, E. Vandervelde, F. Brown,
Last Row. Back to Front: J. Thomas, Raulin, Seng, Carr, Ostling, Chapin, Hopkinson.
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THE oAKs 87
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
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
,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
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. .
88 THE OAKS
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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.
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,"
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
'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-
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
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
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
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
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