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We would l1ke to dedlcate th1s years book to a man who has served
N1les Hlgh School for forty one years Thrs man IS Leland Walker
Mr Walker was born 1n Gobles Mlchlgan 1n 1894 Early rn hrs llfe
hlS famrly moved to Ill1no1s where he attended grade school 1n Waukegan
Ill1no1s If you ever ask Mr Walker how old he IS he w11l probably tell you
thrrty mne You see he and Jack Benny were 1n the same thrrd grade' Mr
Walker graduated from Hlgh School 1n Hlghland Park Ill1no1s He obtarned
a Bachelor of Scrence Degree from Kalamazoo College and later a Master of
At Kalamazoo College and 1n Hrgh School he was a good football and
track man He played every mrnute of every football game whlle he was on the
school squads Mr Walker was always a good runner Just ask hrs wrfel
After College he taught for a year and a half rn Wyandotte Mlchlgan
Here IS where Mr and Mrs Walker met He went from there to Detroit where
he taught IH a YMCA School for SIX months He then entered the Naval Re
serve durmg World War I Mrs Walker out ran Mr Walker at thrs trme they
were marrled wh1le he was 1n the Naval Reserve After the Navy he taught at
Rrchmond Indlana for one semester
In 1919 Mr Walker came to N1les where he has been ever srnce He
came here as THE coach and athletrc drrector He coached everythrng from
one season to the next and also taught both boys and grrls gym and hygrene
In 1925 he started teachmg mathematlcs and IS st1ll 1n that department Now
he 1S the head of th1s department and IS one of the most popular teachers on
school He heads both TATTLER staffs and attends as many of the Nlles Hrgh
School sponsored act1v1t1es as he possrbly can
The Walkers have SIX chlldren four glrls and two boys and fourteen
grandchrldren seven up
Whether we be cogs or cubes we want you to know how much we
appreclate your help through the years Mr Walker May your years be many
and happy ones'
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Arts Degree from Notre Dame University.
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Page 7 text:
e Class ot 1960 Presents
Some Scenes and
a Word about the Past
A Panorama o the Present
lncludtng reviews o
The Future and those
who will follow
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ln 19:6 thc nicture you see at the top of the page is the first
Cs Hi 1 Lhool, As the eity grew larger Ll larger school
was ricedul ln 19111 as you can see the school was enlarged
to take ure of the educational needi of the youth of that
day, ln 1923 with Niles expanding rnnitlly :mother addition
was made :intl today ue know it tts the Niles Junior High,
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