Rensselaer High School - Chaos Yearbook (Rensselaer, IN)

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Text from Pages 1 - 56 of the 1932 volume:

THE CHAOS FOMEWQBD With more thought to spirit than to form, we have endeavored to present to you a Chaos that will be a living memory book in years to come. Page two HOWARD WASSON (Nov. 27, 1912— Sept. 7, 1931) Sadness fell upon the path of the Class of ’32, as school opened in the fall. Howard Wasson, pop- ular athlete and student, died fol- lowing an attack of pneumonia and complications. Howard was a member of the Hi-Y Club and was an officer of that body. He was a good influ- ence on his fellow students and stood for Christian service. While the Senior class lost one of its outstanding mem- bers, the entire school acknowledges its loss. Howard’s happy, bright personality has been taken away. However, consolation can be had in knowing that he is beyond the trials and troubles of human life. MICHAEL KANNE (Dec. 20, 1914— Jan. 19, 1932) A second death occurred within the ranks of the Senior class in January wdien Michael Kanne died of pneumonia and complications. Illness came upon Michael and took him from out of our midst before we were aware of his ab- sence. The quickness impressed all and stressed the necessity of preparedness. Michael was a clean-living youth, which gained for him friendships with many. His memory will re- main with everyone because of his superior attitude and fine ideals. Truly his influence is a living memory. THE CHAOS KEITH ROBINSON Editor-in-Chief LOUIS HAAS Business Manager GALE SMITH Sponsor Page four --------------------- iktjool THE CHAOS ADMIN1STKATION , i- GEORGE BALES President, Board of Education CHARLES POSTILL Secretary, Board of Education F. S. STEPHENS Principal of R. H. S. ELZA GROW Treasurer, Board of Education h 19 3 2 Page six THE CHAOS ELIZABETH NEAL English Butler University A.B. WILLIAM HOLT Algebra, Manual Training Indiana State Teachers’ College B.S. WILLIAM JARDINE History, Debate, Public Speaking Indiana State Teachers’- College A.B. Page seven -------- THE chaos -------- ADELE PHIPPS Commercial Ball State Teachers’ College A.B. HOMER CLARK Biology General Science Central Normal College A.B. Wisconsin University LEROY SHRODE Physics, Chemistry Mathematics Evansville College A.B. IRENE GLASSON Art Purdue University Indiana State Teachers’ College B.S. GWENDOLENE SPENCER Mathematics Indiana University A.B. ELIZABETH KRESLER Latin Western College University of Illinois B.S. ------ 1 9 3 2 -- ' Page eight THE CHAOS RAY S. BUNDY V ocational Agriculture Purdue University B.S. ELIZABETH STONER Physical Education Normal College of America Gymnastic Union GRETCHEN MARKLE Music Indiana College of Music and Fine Arts DePauw University B.S.M. CLAUDE STOKESBERRY Assistant Coach Central Normal University of Illinois MARGARET B. MYER English, Dramatics Indiana University A.B. JEANETTE MURPHY Commercial Indiana University B.S. 19 3 2 Page nine ---------------------------------------------- THE CHAOS ------------- CLASS OF 1932 Gerald Rishling “It’s better to smoke here than hereafter.” Hi-Y 2-3-4. Mabel Stewart So bright she’s sunny. Hanging Grove 1-2 Co. Latin Contest 3 Purdue Roundup 3 Sunshine 3-4 ; Commer- cial Club 4. Thomas C. Parkinson Though you look far you’ll find no better. Future Farmer Club 2-3; Music 1; Commer- cial Club 4. Elsie Axen ‘‘Do you really think T look like Garbo?” Sunshine 2-3; G. A. A. 1-2; Home Ec. Club 4; Commercial Club 4 ; Chorus 1-2-3. Esther Hayes ‘‘Gentlemen prefer blondes.’ ’ Sunshine 1-2-3-4; G. A. A. 1-2-3; Class B. B. 1-2-3-4; Home Ec. Club 3; Chorus 1-2; Operetta 1; Class See.-Treas. 3; Commercial Club 4. Howard K. Randle ‘‘All ' s fair in love and football.” Hi-Y 2-3-4, Pres. 4 Masque and Wig 2-3-4 Chaos 4; Football 2-3-4 Basketball 1 -2-3-4 Track 1-2-3; Class Pres 3; Class Treas. 1; Sen ior Play. Dorothy Fletemeyer She’s just as sweet as she looks. Sunshine 1-2; Home Ec. Club 1-3 ; Chorus 1-2-4; Com. Club 4. John R. Sage Some day he’ll be as wise as his name. St. Petersburg (Fla.) High 1-2; Rensselaerien 3 ; Class Basketball 4 ; Chorus 3. Page ten THE CHAOS Bill Robinsotf “Where do we go from here, boys?” Mgr. Track Team 3 Mgr. Football Team 4 Mgr. B. B. Team 4 Class B. B. 4. Helen Hilliard Girls demand excite- ment! Masque and Wig 2-3- 4; S. S. S. 1 -2-3-4 ; Chaos 2-4; Rensselaer- ien 1-2-3-4 ; Quill and Scroll 4; G. A. A. 1-2-3; Class B. B. 1 -2-3-4 ; Operetta 1-2; Choral Contest 1-2 ; Showdown 3 ; Pest Banquet 3 ; Commercial Club 4; Chorus 1-2-3; Senior Play. Walter Todd Laugh, clown, laugh! Class B. B. 1-2-4; Ag. Club 1-2- 3-4; Pur- due Roundup 1-2: Bible Study 3 ; Supt. Corn Show 1-2-3. Louise Norman “Leap Year is just what you make it.” Fair Oaks H. S. 1 ; Chorus 1-2-4; Typing Contest 3 ; Rensselaer ien 4; Masque and Wig 4: Quill and Scroll 4: Debate 4 ; S. S. S. 2-3-4; Commercial Club 3-4 ; Senior Play. Martha Putts The girls’ champ bas- ketball star. G. A. A. 1-2; S. S. S. 1 -2-3-4; Girls’ Class B. B. 1-2-3-4; Chorus 1-2; Bible Study 3; Commercial Club 4. Edward Loy What ' ll R. H. S. do without his wisecracks? Class Vice-Pres. 4 ; Class Pres. 2; Masque and Wig 2-3-4, Pres. 3; Chaos 2-3-4; Rensse- laerien 2-3; Hi-Y 2-3-4; Class B. B. 1-2-3-4 ; Band 1 -2-3-4; Orchestra 1 -2-3-4 ; Bible Study 3; Chorus 1-2-3; Show- down 3-4; Commercial Club 3; Operetta 1-2; Senior Play. Mary Patzschke “Laugh and the world laughs with you; Weep and you streak your rouge.” Kniman 1-2; De- motte 3. Cora Simons It’s a friendly heart that has plenty of friends. G. A. A. 1-2; S. S. S. 1-2-3-4; Home Ec. Club 4: Girls ' B. B. 1-2-3-4; Chorus 1-2-4; Chaos Staff 4; Bible Study 3; Commercial Club; Op- eretta 4. Page eleven THE CHAOS Gaylord Hershberger •‘They call me ‘Hershy’ ’cause I’m so good and sweet ! ’ ’ B. B. 2-3-4; Class B. B. 1-2-3-4. Elisabeth Griest Shy and modest as a violet — sometimes. Washington High 1- 2-3 ; Third Nnt. H. S. Chorus 3; Latin Club 1-2; Glee Club 1-2-3; Choral Club 2-3; De- bate 1 ; Rensselaer High 4; Masque and Wig 4: S. S. S. 4 ; Rensselaer- ien 4; Chaos 4: Quill and Scroll 4: Oper- etta 4. Frank Kepner We wish there were more fellows like this one. Farmers ' Club 1-2- 3-4; Football 2-4; A. Association 1 ; Music 1 ; Class B. B. 2-3. Piuline Miller Her friends are many ; her foes — are there any ! S. S. S. 1-2; G. A. A. 1-2; Commercial Club 4 ; Chorus 1 ; Home Ec. Club 1. Emma Mae Lowman •Red ' ' hot, and how. G. A. A. 1-2-3; Chorus 1-2; Home Ec. Club 3; Class B. B. 1 -2-3-4; S. S. S. 1 -2-3-4; Oper- etta 1 ; Class Vice-Pres. 3; Bible Study 3; Com- mercial Club 4. Cecil Comer A shy fellow with a heart of gold. Class B. B. 2-4; B. B. 2; Track 2-3; Commercial Club 4. Virginia Shindler “When you ' ve noth- ing else to do — giggle.” Home K Club Operetta 2 ; Chorus 2-3 : s. s. S. 1-2-5 ( ommercial Club 4. John Fellmy Calm and unruffled he goes his way. Commercial Club 4. Page twelve THE CHAOS Edward Ramey Some day he’ll make all the redheads fa- mous ! Chorus 3 ; Bible Study 3 ; Commercial Club 4. Margaret Burgin Whose lil’ dimpled darling; is she? Sunshine 1-2; G. A. A. 1-2; Chorus 1-2; Commercial Club 3-4; Bible Study 3. Isaac Marlatt “Who’ll run the coun- try when I’m gone?” Debate 3-4; Commer- cial Club 4; R. M. 1). Oratorical Contest 3-4. Florence Caldwell Like a telephone — gets the gossip I Sunshine 1-2-3-4; G. A. A. 1 -2-3-4; Chorus 1-2-3; Bible Study 3; Commercial Club 4. Irene Zea Short, sweet, and snappy. Sunshine 1-2; G. A. A. 1-2; Chorus 1-2-3; Operetta 1 ; Commercial Chib 4. Robert Clouse Printer’s devil — in person ! Commercial Club 4; School Printer 4. Dorothy J. Mills ' Though she argues vanquished, still. Sunshine 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 ; Masque and Wig 3-4: Operetta 1 ; G. A. A. 1-2; Dist. Latin Contest 1-2-3-4; State Latin Contest 3; Debate 2- 3-4 ; Rensselaerien 2-3- 4. Editor 4; Orchestra 1 ; Quill and Scroll 4 ; District Discussion Con- test 3-4; Winner Co. Oratorical Contest 2. Pauline Moosmiller Nothing ever worries her. G. A. A. Chorus 1-2-4; eial Club 3-4; 1-2; Girls ' B. 1 -2-3-4. 1 -2-3-4 ; Commer- Sunshine B. Team Page thirteen THE CHAOS Ralph Ware God’s gift to the women ! Football 4; Class B. B. 1-2. Elizabeth J. Long Loves “long-ly” and lastingly I Operetta 1-4; Sun- shine 1-2-11-4; Masque and Wig :i-4 ; Show- down 3 ; Rensselaerien 2-3-4. Bus. Mgr. 4; Chorus 1 -2-3-4 ; G. A. A. 1-2; Quill and Scroll 4; I. H. S. P. A. Con. 4; Commercial Club 3-4; Class B. B. 1-4: Senior Play. Grant Zeigler “I got ‘it’, but it don ' t do me no good.’’ Ag. Club 1-2-3-4; J. C. Judg. Team 1 ; P. R. Judg. Team 1-2 ; Asst. Supt. J. C. Corn Show ' 3 ; Supt. J. C. Corn Show 4. Monica Smith Of her love affairs there are no number. Dist. Com. Contest 3 ; Chorus 1-2 ; Class B. B. 1-2-3-4 ; G. A. A. 1-2- 3-4: Sunshine 1-2-4: Com. Club 3-4. Mary J. Myres Be careful, she’s dan- gerous ! Masque and Wig 2-3- 4; Sunshine 1 -2-3-4; Debate Team 2-3; Ora- torical Cont. 3-4; G. A. A. 1-2; Operetta 1; Discussion 2 ; Commer- cial Club 4; Chorus 1. Robert Sigo The answer to some maiden’s prayer. Senior Play; Football I: Operetta 2-3-4; Glee Club 1-2; Class Pres. 1; Com. Club 4; Mask and Wig 2-3-4. Marie Halsema She gets all the breaks 1 Sunshine 2; Dra- matics 1-2; Chorus 1-2; Com. Club 1-2-4; St. Francis High (Lafay- ette) 1-2. Stephen Kohley Always busy — doing nothing ! Class B. B. 3-4; Chorus 3-4; Operetta 4 ; H. S. Quartette 4 ; Senior Play. Page fourteen THE CHAOS -------- Everett Morton “C’mon gang! Let’s make whoopee!” Basketball 1 -2-3-4; Track 1-2-3; Class Sec- retary 1 ; Commercial Club 3-4. Eleanor J. Strickler A sunbeam — bright, cheery, and “hot”! Rensselaerien 2-3-4; Chaos 3-4; G. A. A. 1 -2 ; Operetta 1-4 ; Masque and Wig 4; Chorus 1 -2-3-4 ; Quill and Scroll 4; Sunshine 1 -2-3-4. Vice-Pres. 3. Pres. 4 ; Commercial Club 4; Senior Play; Co. Choral Contest 2 ; S. S. S. Convention 3. Maurice Courtright A pal and a friend to everybody. Football 2-3-4. Hon. Capt. 4; Class B. B. 4 ; Future Farmer Club 3- 4; Class Sec.-Treas. 4. Evelyn Hoshaw ‘‘I’m really not as bad as I’m painted.” Class Pres. 4; G. A. A. 1-2; Sunshine 1-2- 3-4; Operetta 1; Com. Club 3-4; Chorus 1-2- 3-4; Rensselaerien 4; Masque and Wig 4; Girls’ B. B. Team 1-2- 3-4 ; Senior Play. Mary Ketchum She has left her heart behind her in the Junior class. Operetta 1-2; Sun- shine 1 -2-3-4; Masque and Wig 4; G. A. A. 1-2; Chorus 1-2-3; Commercial 4. Keith Robinson Very even-tempered, tho he often gets • ‘ Mad ’ ’ ! Hi-Y 4; Chaos 2-3-4, Editor 4 ; Rensselaerien 1-2; Operetta 2-4; Chorus 1-3; Band 1-2- 3-4; Orchestra 1 -2-3-4; Masque and Wig 4; Chaos Bus. Mgr. 3; Senior Play; Class Treas. 2; Commercial Club 3-4. Bertha Korth Thweet ? Of ‘‘Korth”! Sunshine 1-3-4 ; G. A. A. 1-2; Chorus 1; Bible Study 3; Com- mercial Club 4. Nina Mae Bishop Something unusual — a sweet-tempered red- head. Bible Study 3; Com- mercial Club 4 ; Chorus 1 - 2 . 1932 Page fifteen THE CHAOS ------------------ Robert H. Parkinson Good mind plus good disposition equals good follow. Rensselaerien 2-3-4; Chaos 4; Hi-Y 2-3-4, Treas. 3; Ag. Club 3-4, Pres. 3 ; Class Basket- ball 4; Quill and Scroll 4; Corn Show Sec. 2- 3-4; Purdue Roundup 1 -2-3. Martha Keister “Some powder goes off with a bang, but mine goes on with a puff.’ ’ Sunshine 1 ; G. A. A. 1 ; Home Ec. 1 ; Chorus 1-2; Com. Club 4. Francis Morrissey Assurance is two- thirds success. Burkettsville 1-2: St. Joseph 3; Com. Club 4. Pauline Hooker Whistling girls and crowing hens. Sunshine 1-2-3; Home Ec. 1-3; G. A. A. 1-2; Chorus 1-2; Commercial Club 4. Phyllis Daugherty I really am a lot older than I act. Sunshine 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 : C aos 4: G. A. A. 1-2; Com. Club 3-4; Chorus 1-2; Showdown 3: Typ- ing Contest 3. Albert A. Lockard Classes take up so much time that might be used to better ad- va ntage. Fair Oaks H. S. 1-2 ; Class Basketball 3-4; Chorus 3-4; Operetta 4. Flora Halstead (Jiggle your cares away. Sunshine 1-2; G. A. A. 1-2 ; Chorus 1 -2 ; Com. Club 3; Bible Study 3. Daryl Ford Here’s what became of the Model “T“. Orchestra 1-2-3-4; Band 1 -2-3-4; Oper- etta 4; Chorus 1-3-4; Class B. B. 4. Page sixteen 1 9 3 2 ----- ---------------- VWbV. ----- THE CHAOS Marion Biggs Steady as old Gibral ter. Commercial Club 4. Ruth Harriet Eger Baby, be careful wit-li those eyes. Home Ec. Club 4; Sunshine Society 1-2- 3-4; Class B. B. 1-2-3- 4; Com. Club 3-4; G. A. A. 1-2; Showdown 3 ; Pest Banquet 3 ; Chorus 1-2-3. Marion Sumner ‘‘1 like work. I can sit and look at it for hours.’ ' B. B. 1 ; Commercial Club 3. Velzora Overton We like this un, she’s a dandy sport. S. S. S. 1-2-3-4 ; Class B. B. 1-2-3-4 ; Chorus 1-2 ; G. A. A. 1 -2-3-4; Com. Club 3-4. Marcella Grant A pleasant smile for everyone. S. S. S. 1-2-3-4; Chorus 1-2; Com. Club 3-4. Louis Ramp “I’ll walk a mile for a cigarette, but not blindfolded.’ ’ Com. Club 3-4 ; Class B. B. 3-4; Yell Leader 2-3-4. Louise Carson “I have a T. L. for you, kid.” S. S. S. 1 -2-3-4; Op- eretta 2; Home Ec. Club 2-3; G . A. A. 1-2- 3-4; Com. Club 4. Rose Donnelly A sweet Irish “Rose”. Chorus 4 ; S. S. S. 1-2; Operetta 4; Mu- sicale 4. Page seventeen THE CHAOS -------------- Elmer Baker Known little but liked much. Ag. Club 1-2-3-4; Showdown 3 ; Purdue Roundup 2. Kathryn Baumgartner Her motto: Every man for herself. Masque and Wig 4; S. S. S. 1 -2-3-4; Chaos 1-3; G. A. A. 1-2-3; Operetta 1-2 : Show- down 1-2: Com. Club 4; Chorus 1-2. Robert Young Like Napoleon — small but mighty. Ag. Club 1-2-3; Mu- sic 1; Athletic A. 1. Gertrude Marlin Little — but oh my! Commercial Club 3-4 ; G. A. A. 1-2. Mary Rayburn Believes in keeping kissable. Medaryville 1 ; G. A. A. 1-2; S. S. S. 2-3; Chorus 1-2-3; Commer- cial Club 4. Louis Haas He talks! Ye gods, how he talks! Debate 4 ; Hi-Y 4 : Ohaos i: Football 4; Tipton H. S. 1-2-3. Margaret Newcome My greatest ambition is to be weighed and found wanting. Girls ' B. B. 1 -2-3-4 : G. A. A. 1 -2-3-4; S. S. S. 1 -2-3-4 ; Chorus 1- 2-3; Com. Club 3-4. Page eighteen THE CHAOS SENIOR CLASS HISTORY Evelyn Hoshaw Ed Loy Maurice Courtright Miss Sprague and Mr. Holt Colors Motto President Vice-President Secretary-Treasurer — — Sponsors — Green and White Labor Omnia Vincit On September 7, 1928, ninety-six Freshmen entered Rensselaer High School. As is usual, there was a greenish tinge to them that was very much in evidence, but as time passed this .color gradually faded until only the most critical observer was able to detect it. At the first meeting Bob Sigo was elected president, and this choice proved to be a good one. Sev- eral Freshmen were on the athletic teams, the Chaos and Rensselaerien staffs, in tht band and orchestra, and one member won the County Latin Contest. The Sophomore year proved that the Class of ’32 was an outstanding one. Ed Loy was chosen president this year, which was marked by the winning of the County Oratorical Contest by a Sophomore, the selection of several members for the Masque and Wig and Hi-Y, and two members for the debate team. The Chaos and Rensselaerien staffs included many Sophomores, and there was an unusual number of boys on the athletic teams. Howard Randle led the class to many honors during our Junior year — important positions on both the Chaos and Rensselaerien staffs, many places on the football, basketball, and track teams, the presidency of the Masque and Wig, the girls’ basketball championship, places on the debate team, and in the oratorical contests. However, our class would have fallen short of the ideal set for it if we had failed to put on the “best ever” Prom. This went over in great style, and all declared it was the best yet. And now we come to this, the final year, which we have reason to believe has been the best of all. Our class has always been noted for its orators and this year has been no exception. Our debate team won from the state champs, M. J. Myers won the County, District, and Zone ora- torical contests, E. J. Strickler won the County, and District essay con- tests. Both these girls went to the state contests. The Chaos staff con- sisted almost entirely of Seniors and the other organizations were composed mainly of Seniors. Our class also won the class basketball championship, a fitting climax to four years of leadership in athletics. The Senior play was declared to have been one of the best ever presented by a graduation class. Our class roll includes seventy-one names, the largest class ever to graduate from Rensselaer High School. (Twenty-one of these people have been together from the first grade, an unusual item worth noticing.) We believe that we have left a record worthy of such a class in scholarship, athletics, and social activities, and that succeeding classes will have to go far to better that record. 1 9 3 2 --- Page nineteen ■- THE CHAOS CLASS PROPHECY (Heard over the radio on May 27, 1942. Are you listenin’?) Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen of the radio audience. This is station R. H. S. broadcasting on a frequency of 1932 kilocycles by per- mission of the Federal Radio Commission. During the next half hour your announcer, Ed Loy, will give you the features of this evening’s broadcast from this station. Promptly at 5:30 P. M. Mable Stewart, the Lullaby Lady, will be on the air with her stories for the kiddies. She will tell the story “Dotty Doormouse and the Dragon” written especially for this program by the noted authoress, Margaret Newcome. Elizabeth Griest will accompany Mary Ketchum at the piano while Miss Ketchum sings some delightful songs of her own composition for the children. Six o’clock brings us Louis Haas, the news reporter, a pupil of Floyd Gibbons, who will give the news of the hour. At 6:15 there will be a brief interval of dance music by Daryl Ford and his Red and Black Aces, after which you will return to the studio for the latest live stock reports by Grant Ziegler. At 7:00 the Kentucky Coal and Cotton Company presents a program of old-fashioned melodies played by the symphony orchestra under the direction of Albert Lockard. From 7:30 till 8:00 you will be entertained by the R. H. S. Minstrel Show, featuring William Robinson and Louis Ramp. At 8:30 the Hon. Ralph Ware, candidate for President of the United States on the Democratic ticket, will address the people of this country over a nation-wide hookup. The Harmony Trio, composed of Evelyn Hoshaw, Dorothy Jane Mills, and Velzora Overton, will entertain you from 9:00 till 9:30 with their charming rendition of the latest song hits. During the course of their program Miss Overton will play a solo “When You and I Were Young, Maggie” on a musical saw. Be sure to listen in. Page twenty 1 9 3 2 ---■ •- THE CHAOS The National Barn Dance will be on the air from 9:30 till 10:00 with Walter Todd and Tom Parkinson, masters of ceremony. During this pro- gram Professor Robert Parkinson, head of the Agricultural Department of Purdue University, will give a short talk. At 10:00 P. M. the P. Lorillard Company presents the Old Gold pro- gram. This program will be in charge of Mr. Gerald Rishling, publicity manager for the P. Lorillard Company, who won this enviable position by virtue of having been a habitual Old Gold smoker for the last eighteen years. Warner Brothers moving picture company will come on the air at 10:30 with Robert Sigo, president of the company, who will talk to his millions of admirers over the country on “How I Wave My Hair and Why”. From 11:00 till 11:15 Marion Sumner, the Redheaded Music Master, will entertain you. From 11:15 till 11:30 Miss Emily Post will present her protegee, Irene Zea, who will discuss the subject “The Correct Way to Converse With the Faculty (in time of war)”. Promptly at 11:30 we will bring you an address by the Hon. Keith Robinson, United States ambassador to the Court of King James. He will speak at a banquet given in his honor at Buckingham Palace. Florenze Ziegfeld will come on the air at midnight with part of the cast from his stage success of ten years ago, “Hot Cha”. He will present the Misses Margaret Burgin, Rose Donnely, Elizabeth J. Long, and Eleanor Jane Strickler. This program will conclude the broadcast from this station and we will leave the air then till 6:00 A. M., when we will bring you the setting up exercises under the direction of Robert Young. This is Ed Loy announcing for station R. H. S. Please stand by for the next program. 1932 -------------------------------------------------- Page twenty-one THE CHAOS ---■ CLASS WILL Being of sane mind, but expecting to soon depart from this school life, we, the Senior Class of 1932, wish to express our desires as to the dis- tribution of our possessions among those who have yet to live some months in this stormy existence. With our last breath, we entreat those concerned to respect our desires and fulfill them to the best of their ability. I, Phyllis Daugherty, do bequeath to Leota Masterson my petite being, with best wishes. I, Elsie Axen, will my blonde locks and green comb to Madelyn Spain, hoping she will profit from them. I, Gaylord Hershberger, bequeath my snappy playing on the hard- wood to Tom Yeoman, hoping he may be as successful with it as I was. I, Helen Hilliard, do bequeath my lack of avoirdupois to Elizabeth Ramey, for I know how much she has envied me for it. I, Robert Clouse, do will my ink-stained fingers to my successor in the print shop, and also a tube of ink remover, if he can find it. (I never could.) I, Virginia Shindler, do bequeath my sunny smile and shiny nose to Lucille Smith. (Remodeling done for a small sum.) I, Marcella Grant, leave my geometric ability to any student of Euclid and Miss Spencer who wants it and can use it. I, John Sage, bequeath to any or all Juniors the natural ability of all Seniors to talk long and say little. I, Francis Morrissey, will my hot cracks to Jess Blankenship. I, Kathryn Baumgartner, do will my brown eyes and the active use of them to Janet Sigo, on the condition that she give them back to me for use at school next year. I, Monica Smith, give my speedy fingers on the ivories to Bebe Wash- burn. This additional ability should make her capable of even greater accomplishments and accompaniments. I, Everett Morton, bequeath to Laurence Bauman my sweet and serene temper. I, Frank Kepner, do bequeath my farming experience and agricul- tural knowledge to Ellis Kelley. I, Mary Jeanette Myers, will my oratorical capabilities to Frances Murphy, and my uncovered talents to Jean Smith. 1932 Page twenty-two THE CHAOS -■ I, Dorothy Fletemyer, do bequeath my intense love for economics and civics to Rebecca Hall. If she’s like most people she’ll need mine to supplement her own. I, Bertha Korth, bequeath my shorthand ability to Evelyn Smith, hoping she may use it to advantage in taking and writing notes. I, Howard Randle, will my ability to get cups in minstrels to Harris Warner, my assistant. I, Elmer Baker, do bequeath my ambition to Harold Rishling. I, Isaac Marlatt, hereby will my power of argument to Jack Lane, though he really doesn’t need it. I, Nina Bishop, hereby bequeath my boisterous manner to Pauline Zea. I, Florence Caldwell, do will my good humor to Madeleine Wild. I, Cecil Comer, bequeath my shy personality to Bill Stockton. I, Maurice Courtright, will my athletic ability to Willard Washburn. I, Marion Biggs, do hereby bequeath to Roy Brandenburg my studi- ousness. I, Ruth Eger, bequeath my hope-chest to Lois Tanner. Maybe she can put it to use. I, Martha Keister, do bequeath Virgil Ware to any Junior who will remind him of me. I, Louise Norman, will my stupidity to Leon Kresler. I, Mary Patzschke, do hereby will the difficulty of spelling my sur- name to Annabelle Franscoviak. I, Edward Ramey, hereby bequeath to Ralph Hopkins my curly hair. I, Flora Halstead, bequeath my sweet and winning smile to Huldah Kilmer. I, Emma May Lowman, will my happy feet to Mr. Leroy Shrode. I, Pauline Hooker, do hereby will my boyish whistle to Helen Groom. I, Esther Hayes, hereby will my feminine personality to Gladys Burrell. I, Gertrude Marlin, hereby bequeath my imposing stature to Tuffy Ward. I, Marie Halsema, do bequeath my lilting laughter to Lois Branaman. I, Martha Putts, bequeath my hardwood skill to Evelyn Fletcher. I, Louise Carson, do will my history notebook to Mr. Strole as an example for his classes. 19 3 2 Page Uventy-three ------ THE CHAOS JUNIOR C LASS HISTORY Mary L. Warner President Leon Kresler Vice-President Claudia Kruzan — Secretary Eleanor Long Treasurer Miss Kresler and Mr. Shrode Sponsors The old ship F. S. J. (Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors) started out with ninety-three Freshmen on board and the flag of ’33 hoisted at full mast. The first part of the journey was made under the guidance of Cap- tain Elsie Washburn. The number on board decreased as the ship sailed on. Another banner was hoisted, which signified the battle with the rest of R. H. S. (the inter-class tournament in basketball). Several of our old deck-hands won major and minor R’s. Some were members of the Rensselaerien and Chaos staffs. Some helped to put on the operetta, and thus ended the Freshman year. “All aboard, Soph-o-m-o-r-e-s,” calls Captain Sanders. “We’re off for another year. This year battles were a little harder, but we met them with more enthusiasm and came out with another banner on our mast for winning the inter-class basketball tournament. Mary L. Warner and Leon Kresler won the County Latin Contest in the Caesar division. Some of our members were taken into the Hi-Y and the Masque and Wig. Others starred in football and basketball. At the beginning of a new term the old captain called all hands on deck and Mary Warner was elected captain for ’32. Several Juniors starred cn the athletic teams. Members of our class partly composed the Hi-Y, Masque and Wig, Rensselaerien, Sunshine Society, and two were members of the Chaos staff. All hands put on the weird play “The Call of the Ban- shee in great style. The cannons roared and the sailors passed inspection for the biggest event of the year — the Junior Prom. Sailing, sailing, over the bounding main, Many a wintry wind shall blow, Over the stormy sea; Ere the dear ship F. S. J. Anchors for a farewell voyage in ’33. Page twenty-four 1932 ------ THE CHAOS Ralph Hopkins Ethelyn Duggins Virginia Smith Lawrence Bauman Helen Groom Buford Waling Mary Warner Omer Miller Leon Kresler Lucille Smith Wallace Cook Lucille Antrim Siebert Amsler Rebecca Hall Ellis Kelley Vera Dunn Robert Jordan Angeline Abbott Carl Hartman Dorothy Jones Bill Stockton Martha Parks Henry Steinkamp Neoma Grimes Dorothy Eshleman Jane Robinson Willard Bishop Jack Lane Lida Milner Willard Washburn Howard Day Ellen Patzschke Lorene Jacks Francis Moehlman Russell Kryder Zelda Daugherty Martha Wood Tom Yeoman Dorothy Brown Paul Hooker Ronald Ward Eleanor Long Earl Nesius George Dye Elsie Washburn Maurice Adair Marvin Kolhoff Roy Brandenburg Robert Crockett Evelyn Smith John Moore James Wallace Fred Moore Dean Walker Harold Rishling Gladys Cook Madeleine Wild Jess Blankenship Ada Brandenburg Ruby Cromer Marj. Huntington James Harvey Leland Mauck Elizabeth Bussell •lames Potts C. Borntrager Gwendolyn Kepner Gladys Burrell Bernard Donnelly Gladys Parker Beatrice Torbet Vergil Ware Lois Tanner Madelyn Spain Pauline Zea Robert Book Lois Branaman Clarence Sanders Harry Hasty Claudia Kruzan -------------------------------------------------- 19 3 2 Page twenty-five ----- THE CHAOS SOPHOMORE CLASS HISTORY OFFICERS Ralph O’Riley President Beth Gaines Vice-President Jeanette Rowen Secretary-Treasurer SPONSORS Miss Hershman Miss Murphy CLASS COLORS Gold Black MOTTO Dux Vitae Ratio We are green Freshies no longer. On September 7, 1931, we started on the second round of our four-round fight against education. The Sophomore class this year was very well represented in athletics. A number of our boys who went out for basketball will, we hope, make the team next year. Several of our boys got their letters in football. At the beginning of the second semester one of our sponsors, Miss Phipps, left us to teach in Indianapolis. Miss Murphy, commercial teacher, took her place. There was another County Latin Contest this year, and again Jean- ette Rowen carried on the honors of the Sophomore class by taking first place. Howard Beaver also did exceptionally well. Several of the Sophomore girls and boys succeeded in getting on the Rensselaerien staff and in the Masque and Wig Club. Martha Kresler and Janet Sigo had leading parts in the high school operetta, “The Count and the Coed”. Beulah Arnott and Jean Smith had parts in the Masque and Wig play, “Jerry”. Rabin Pullin was one of the few plane geometry students who went to Bloomington to take the state geometry test. Page twenty-six 19 3 2 THE CHAOS Ruby Hall Lois Pletemeyer Robert Hile Leatha Horsewood Carl Biggs Owen Lutz Omar Scheidler Cleo Eck Rabin Pullin Mary Morton Joanne Upjohn Robert McColly Winefred Berry James Reed Raymon Spurgeon Dolores Cain Oeneve Comer Jeanette Rowen Harris Warner Jean Smith Linne B. Daugherty Edwin Shoemaker Anna Fae Michal Doris Axen Velma Hershberger Alice Brouhard Francis Potts Jean Wagner Thos. K. Parkinson Beth Gaines Beulah Arnott Marcella Kanne Ralph Donnelly Doris Strickler Robert Brandenburg Rosalie Dye James Fletcher Elwood Samuels Ruth Ware Win. Hoyes Barbara Sands Raymond Beaver Janet Sigo Virginia Borntrager Ralph O’Riley Joe Groom Robert Hartman Charles Kryder Win. Eger Frank Pickett Lora E. Rhoades Lilly Parks Virginia Summer Lawrence Hoeferlin Howard Beaver Gordon Sutherland Ray Wortley Louis Hordeman Annabelle Franscovi Robert Hatton Elizabeth Rainey Mildred Overton Mabel Day Martha Kresler Kathryn Miller Doris Putts David Turfler Florence Cox Joseph Harlow Ralph Merriman 19 3 2 Page twenty-seven THE CHAOS FRESHMAN CLASS HISTORY r Edd Randle Edith Lesh Frances Murphy President Vice-President Secretary-Treasurer Miss Neal, Mr. Bundy Sponsors September 7, 1931, was destined to become one of the outstanding dates in the annals of R. H. S., for that day marks the entrance of the class of ’35 into its halls. Although upperclassmen, and even some of the teachers, have at times been a bit backward about giving recognition to the unusual merits of this group, such superior worth cannot long remain hidden. For the first few weeks they felt rather lost in the new building, but after the newness of it wore down they settled down to make a name for themselves. The Freshmen had several boys out for football and also a good number out for basketball. The Freshman girls also did their part in the year’s athletics by winning the girls’ annual inter-class basketball tournament. Not only in athletics did they do their part, but they also shone in scholastics. Glen Toben won second place in the district math contest. Harry Bell and Glen also went to the County Latin Contest, where Glen placed first. One of the members of the Freshman class had a place on the Rensselaerien staff and they also had a member on the debate team. Although the Freshmen did not contribute so very much to R. H. S. this last year, they hope in future years to do their share as those who have gone before them have done. 1 9 3 2 ' Page twenty-eight THE CHAOS ---------------------------------------------- Sophie Sommers Glenn Tobin Evelyn Parks G eor g i a nne I)augh ert y Eugene Wagner John Marlatt Ross Ha yes Virginia Upjohn Harry Bell Orestus Chupp Doris Criswell George Duggins John Eilts Frances Hardesty Winfred Burrell Helen Grant Glenn Vaughn Harold Wikstrom Leland Dunlap Isabelle Blaze David Beaver Mary Lockard Vivian Green Gwendolyn Barkely Geraldine Platt Thomas Hoyes George Lashbrook Robert Mannan Edd Randle Elmer Malone Jeanette Chapman Helen Hoeferlin Firman Thompson Ardis Prouty Dorothy Wood Jeanette Walker Dorothy Porter Granville Hall Evelyn Fletcher Mae Dunlap Dorothene Schultz Howard Bishop Alice Stokesberry Gerald Miller Andrey Hess Vergil Linback Delos Kanne Frances Murphy Earle Lintner Lula Masterson Harold Epler Ruth Blankenship John Mannan Robert bowman Louise Baker Mary Ellen Kirk Mildred Courtright Edith Lesh Loeva Halstead Edward Wiles Esther Eshleman Leota Masterson Charlotte Myres 19 3 2 Page twenty-nine ---------------------------------------------- THE CHAOS ----------------------------- A. thorn ftmwfi ro»t .a The. Thvee, HosVetee-Vft Page thirty 19 3 2 THE CHAOS 1932 " ■ " ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ Page thirty-one THE CHAOS BASKETBALL When the call was made for basketball thirty-six boys reported, but the squad was later cut to nineteen men. During the year Rensselaer won ten games and lost sixteen. Rensselaer won the County Tourney this year. They won all their games with ease and there seemed to be no doubt at any time as to who would win. Rensselaer played in the blind tourney at Kentland, January 23, but failed to gain a victory. At the sectional which was held at Brook, Rensselaer played good basketball. They won their first game over Hanging Grove, 51-20, and proceeded next to beat Remington, 35-20. In the semi-finals, R. H. S. was dropped by Goodland, 34-24, in a fast game. At the close of the season Walker was chosen honorary captain and Brandenburg captain for the 1932-1933 season. The individual scoring for the year was: Morton, 130 points; Day, 83 points; Walker, 77 points; Brandenburg, 75 points; Yeoman, 56 points; Hershberger, 54 points; Kresler, 28 points; Blankenship, 14 points; Randle, 5 points; Potts, 4 points. Sweaters were awarded to Walker, 3 stripes; Morton, 3 stripes, and Hershberger, 1 stripe. Major letters were awarded to Brandenburg, Day, Blankenship, Yeoman, Kresler, and Randle. Minor letters were awarded to Warner, O’Riley, Crockett, Kryder, Lintner, Hatton, Stockton, Dye, and Hasty. BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 1931-1932 Idaville .17 Rensselaer .24 Remington .. .16 Rensselaer ... .10 Goodland ... 17 Rensselaer — 14 Crown Pt. .. ..21 Rensselaer ... 12 Morocco . .15 Rensselaer .16 W. Laf’ette ..28 Rensselaer ... .19 Monticello ...11 Rensselaer .17 Monticello .21 Rensselaer ... 19 Kentland ... ... 7 Rensselaer .22 Winamac .... ..38 Rensselaer ... .....20 Brook 25 Rensselaer 14 Remington . .10 Rensselaer ... 27 Lowell ...30 Rensselaer ...16 Monon .24 Rensselaer ... 13 Alumni 13 Rensselaer ...22 Brook .19 Rensselaer ... .12 Hobart ...23 Rensselaer ... ...27 Watseka ...24 Rensselaer ... 32 N. Judson . ...20 Rensselaer .16 Fowler .41 Rensselaer ... 27 Goodland ... ...26 Rensselaer ..... .-■V-VW-W-W- " - " - ' ...13 1 9 3 2 ------------- Page thirty-four THE CHAOS ------ Row One — Jess Blankenship, Leon Kresler, Evereta Morton, Howard Day, Dean Walker, Roy Brandenburg, Gaylord Hershberger, Howard Randle. Row Two — Earl Lintner, Raymond Beaver, Tom Yeoman, Harris Warner, Robert Hatton, Buck O’Riley, Charles Kryder. Row Three — Coach Stokesberry, Assistant Manager Harvey, George Dye, Bill Stockton, Marvin Hasty, Bob Crockett, Manager Robinson, Coach Strole. Page thirty-five THE CHAOS ---■ Row One — Elmer Malone, Clarence Sanders, Jess Blankenship, Maurice Court- right, Howard Randle, Roy Brandenburg. Louis Haas. Row Two — Firman Thompson, Marvin Hasty, Howard Beaver, Carl Biggs, Bill Eger, Raymond Beaver, Harold Wikstrom, Leon Kresler, Ralph O’Riley, David Turfler. Row Three — Coach Strole, Francis Potts, Frank Kepner, Janies Reed, Russell Kryder, Bob McColly, Carl Hartman, Ralph Ware, Ronald Ward, Assistant Coach Stokesberry. Row Four — Assistant Manager Harvey, Edd Randle, Bernard Donnelly, Ray Wort- ley, Robert Hatton, Robert Hile, Edwin Shoemaker, James Fletcher, Manager Rob- inson. FOOTBAL L Football practice began about two weeks before school opened and continued ’ throughout the season. Thirty-three boys reported, but the squad was later cut down to twenty-seven. The honor of playing a preliminary game to the Notre Dame B teams and Purdue B teams contest at the Ross-Ade Stadium of Purdue, October 25, was accorded to Rensselaer. They played a good game, but Lafayette had a much heavier team and won by a score of 31-6. At the close of the season Courtright was chosen honorary captain and Day captain for 1932-33. Sweaters were awarded to the following men: Courtright, 2 stripes; Hartman, 1 stripe; Ware, 1 stripe; Kepner, 1 stripe; Haas, 1 stripe; Randle, 3 stripes. Page thirty-six THE CHAOS Mr. Jardine, Louis Haas, Frances Murphy, Dorothy J. Mills, Louise Norman, Isaac Marlatt. DEBATE Under the leadership of Mr. Jardine, the 1932 debate squad finished the season with an average of .500. Due to the new arrangement of districts, Rensselaer was put into competition with East Chicago, Crown Point, and Hammond. The schedule was carried on in a series of dual debates with each of these schools. In the first of the debates R. H. S. was defeated by both East Chicago teams, but in the next they came back with a double victory over Crown Point. With Hammond, last year’s state champs, the negative lost, while the affirmative won. Due to graduation, only two experienced speakers were left for this year’s team. Added to this, only three pupils were found this year to take the place of those lost, and as a result Dorothy J. Mills was forced to speak on both sides of the question. She accomplished this in a manner that deserves the utmost praise. Isaac Marlatt, the other veteran, also turned in some very strong speeches for the negative. Led on by these two, the other three members of the team spoke in such a way that every- one was very much pleased with their performances. Because of their experience as speakers, Mr. Jardine has assigned the following debaters for further competitive speaking: Dorothy J. Mills, the Discussion Contest; Isaac Marlatt, the R. M. D. ; and Louise Norman, the County Contest. Page thirty-seven THE CHAOS Row One — Dorothy Jane Mills, Editor; Mr. Jardine, Sponsor; Elizabeth Long, Business Manager; Jean Smith, Associate Editor. Row Two — Harris Warner, Helen Hilliai ' d, Elsie Washburn, Louise Norman, Robert Parkinson, Eleanor Long. Row Three — Frances Murphy, Elizabeth Griest, Evelyn Hoshaw, Barbara Sands, Rebecca Hall, Mary Louise Warner. Row Four — Eleanor Jane Strickler, Martha Parks. THE RENSSELAER IEN Beginning the 1931-1932 school year, a large group of students ap- peared on the Rens selaerien staff and continued to display much enthu- siasm throughout the year. Two separate staffs, the editorial and business ends, were maintained. Each did meritorious work, with several awards being presented them for their achievements. Probably the most outstanding honor to be received was the accept- ance of the Rensselaerien into the Quill and Scroll, the national honorary journalistic society for high schools. This society aided individuals to keep interest in the journalistic work through competition in ad writing, news stories, feature stories, sports, editorials, etc. THE CHAOS First Row — Louis Haas, Business Manager; Keith Robinson, Editor; Gale Smith, Sponsor; Helen Hilliard, Art Editor. Second Row — Robert Book, Elizabeth Griest, George Dye, Phyllis Daugherty, Howard Randle. , . T Third Row— Cora Simons, Ed Loy, Eleanor Strickler, Robert Parkinson, Jeanette Rowen. CHAOS STAFF Early in the year of 1932 fourteen students were chosen as repre- sentatives of the Rensselaer High School to compile and publish the 1932 Chaos. We have attempted to record the life and activities of the high school of this year, and if at some time in years to come this book will help you to renew fond memories, we have accomplished our desire m trying to publish an annual, and have not labored in vain. We appreciate the valuable assistance received from both faculty and students and give a sincere vote of thanks for the spirit of co-operation during the year. 9 3 2 Page thirty-nine THE CHAOS Eleanor J. Strickler Jeanette Rowen Miss Spencer President Sec.-Treas. Sponsor Claudia Kruzan Vice-Pres. SUNSHINE SOCIETY One of the most active organizations of the high school is the State Sunshine Society, sponsored by Miss Spencer. This year among their activities was the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the local organ- ization, on April 14, with an assembly program. Miss Grace Norris, the first sponsor of the group, featured the program with a history of the organization. Other activities this year were the initiation services, the giving of Christmas gifts to inmates of the County Home, the distributing of Christmas baskets, and a social, held in the gymnasium. They also pre- sented a well prepared “broadcast” at the “Showdown”. About fifty-five girls of the school belonged to the organization this year. Under the leadership of Eleanor Jane Strickler as president, Claudia Kruzan as vice-president, and Jeanette Rowen as secretary-treasurer, the society prospered greatly. As always, they aspire to greater things, and hope to spread more cheer and sunshine next year. The motto of the Sun- shine Society is cheery helpfulness, and the society always strives to live up to this motto in every way possible. The sunshine spirit adds much to the friendly attitude of the entire school. Page forty ■•1932 THE CHAOS Row One — Robert Young. Walter Todd, Professor R. S. Bundy. Siebert Amsler, Robert Parkin- son, Maurice Courtright. Row Two — George Lashbrook, Bob Brandenburg, Charles Kryder, Fred Moore, Tom Parkinson, Wallace Cook, Frank Kepner, Grant Zeigler. Row Three — Gerald Miller, Willard Bishop. Ellis Kelley, Vergil Ware, Earl Lintner, Robert Crockett, Elmer Baker. Ray Wortley. Row Four — Henry Steinkamp, .lames Reed, Vergil Linback. Howard Bishop, Robert Jordan, Raymond Spurgeon, Harry Hasty. Dean Walker. Row Five — Harold Epler, Iceland Dunlap. John Kilts. Joseph Harlow, Orestus Chupp, Ralph Merrimen. Paul Hooker. FARMER ' S CLUB The Future Farmer Club is an organization which was perfected last year, con- sisting of the students in the vocational agriculture classes, all of whom are farm boys. The purpose of the Future Farmer Club is to promote leadership training among its members, to promote beautification of the home grounds, to participate in com- munity and farm activities. Each member has been encouraged to use new scientific methods of farming. As a result eighteen boys will keep farm accounting records for 1932. The members have endeavored to beautify their home surroundings. The organization has been instrumental in improving the class spirit of vocational agriculture students. Early in the year Frank Kepner was elected president, Ellis Kelley, vice-presi- dent, Robert Crockett, secretary; and Thomas C. Parkinson, treasurer. The officers elected for the last semester were: Ellis Kelley, president; Paul Hooker, vice-presi- dent; Henry Steinkamp, secretary; and Harry Hasty, treasurer. Page forty-one THE CHAOS ™w. v .v. v .-. w .v, w Row One — Robert Sigo, Madeleine Wild, Mary Warner, Miss Myer, Howard Randle, Mary Ketchum, Willard Washburn. Row Two — Evelyn Hoshaw. Louise Norman, Martha Parks, Harris Warner, Rebecca Hall, Lora E. Rhoades, Mary Ellen Kirk. _ , _ Row Three — Edd Randle, Evelyn Fletcher, Ed Loy, Frances Murphy, Helen Hilliard, Beulah Arnott, Kathryn Baumgartner. Row Four — Jean Smith, Loeva Halstead, Keith Robinson, Barbara Sands, Gladys Burrell, Eleanor Long, Mary J. Myers. Row Five — Stephen Kohley, Linnie Byrd Daugherty, Elizabeth Gnest, Elizabeth Long, Dorothy Jane Mills, Madelyn Spain, Eleanor J. Strickler. MASQUE AND WIG Mary Lou Warner President Howard Randle Secretary-Treasurer Miss Myer Sponsor The Masque and Wig Dramatic Club was organized during the school year of 1925-26. It is the first organization of its kind in the high school. Students are chosen for membership by means of try-outs. Any student who is passing in all his subjects is eligible. This year the club presented “Jerry”, a one-act play. Also, the casts of the Junior and Senior plays were chosen largely from its members. 1 9 3 2 v Page forty-two THE CHAOS Row One — Harris Warner, Ronald Ward, Hr. Clark, Howard Randle, Robert Parkinson Row Two — Gerald Rishling, Leon Kresler, James Wallace, Ralph O ' Riley, Edd Randle, Robert Book, Thomas K. Parkinson. Row Three — Robert Brandenburg, Howard Beaver, Bill Eger, Carl Hartman, Raymond Beaver, Rl ' bl Row Ul Four— George Dye! Oilier Miller, Ed Loy, Bill Stockton, Bill Hoyes, Robert Hartman, Ralph 1 ° P Row Five — Raymond Spurgeon, Tom Yeoman, Keith Robinson, Louis Haas, Harold Rishling, Ed Wiles, Dave Turfler. HLY Howard Randle President Leon Kresler Vice-President Rabin Pullin Secretary Ronald Ward Treasurer Mr. Clark Sponsor The Hi-Y Club of Rensselaer High School was organized December 11, 1925, with fourteen, charter members. The membership is now increased to thirty-five. The pur- pose of the club is “To create, maintain and extend throughout the school and com- munity, high standards of Christian character”. The annual Father and Son Banquet was not held this year owing to the fact that a suitable date could not be chosen. Awards for scholarship, religious attitude, best athlete and best social mixer were given by the Hi-Y. The annual banquet was held this year. 19 3 2 Page forty-three TH E CHAOS Seated — Maurice Adair, John Mannan, Edd Randle, Elsie Washburn, Keith Robin- son, Ethelyn Duggins, Joe Eowen. Standing — Maurice Karnowsky, Bud Mills, Jack Lane, Miss Markle, Daryl Ford, Bill Stockton, Robert Mannan. ORCHESTRA The orchestra, under the splendid supervision of Miss Markle, has accomplished much. It played for various engagaments, the Rotary Club, Class Night, Senior Class Play, Commencement, the “Showdown”, High School Operetta, and was also in a musicale. The school has adopted the device of making the orchestra work an accredited course. Practice is held the fourth period on Friday. Page forty -four 19 3 2 THE CHAOS ----------- Row One — Gerald Neville, Bud Mills, Donald Anderson, William Wixtrom, Maurice Karnowsky, John Moore, Edward Kurtz, Robert Mills, Jack Horton. Row Two — Edd Randle, William Eger, Maurice Adair, John Mannan, Elwood Samuels, Richard Anderson, Joe Rowen, Bobby Jim Johnson, Joe Larsh, Harold Hart- man, Professor Tonner. Row Three — Keith Robinson, William Stockton, Francis Moehlman, Glen Tobin, Sam Grant, Francis Neville, Ed Loy, Daryl Ford, Billy Daniels, Robert Mannan. RENSSELAER HIGH SCHOOL BAND The band is composed of students from the high school, grammar, and primary grades. A few of the older members are former students of the high school. Last year there were two bands, a senior and a beginners’ band. Recently these were combined into one, since this year a number of the members of the senior band will be graduated. The band plays for all home football and basketball games, and for the more important out of town games. In the summer weekly concerts are given and the band also plays upon any special occasion or celebration. In addition to this the band furnishes the mus ic for the Jasper County Fair. However, it is essentially a school organization, developed during the school year by Professor Paul Tonner. ■-■1932 Page forty-five THE CHAOS THE COUNT AND THE CO EB Birdie Boggs, a sweet and simple Freshman girl Elizabeth Griest Amy Arnold, a bright and efficient Junior Janet Sigo Dolly McSpadden, daughter of college president Mary L. Warner Miss Agatha Lockstep, house mother of girls’ dorm . ..Eleanor J. Strickler Dr. Cicero McSpadden, president of Marden College Marvin Kolhoff Mrs. McSpadden, his wife Claudia Kruzan Mark Watson, college yell leader Ralph Hopkins Hamilton Hunter, leader of Boys’ Glee Club Robert Sigo Willie (Sleepy) Carter, a Freshman Willard Washburn Marjorie Blackford, the belle of the campus Martha Kresler Dan Flanigan, a smart young motor cop Daryl Ford Kenneth (Snooze Andrews), the comedian of the Glee Club .... Louis Haas The Crinoline Dancers — Jean Smith, Madeleine Wild, Eleanor Long, Edith Lesh. Chorus of Boys — Albert Lockard, Maurice Adair, Frances Potts, Clarence Sanders, Stephen Kohley. Chorus of Girls — Jeanette Chapman, Ardis Prouty, Audrey Hess, Cleo Eck, Elizabeth J. Long, Madelyn Spain, Lynny Byrd Daugherty, Barbara Sands, Winnifred Berry, Lora Rhoades, Rose Donnelly, Rebecca Hall, Beulah Arnott, Joanne Upjohn, Virginia Upjohn, Georganne Daugherty, Annabelle Franscoviak. The play took place on the campus of Marden College, in the Middle- West, at the present time, on an afternoon and evening of May. This is one of the biggest events of the school year in the celebration of May Day. The operetta was very interesting and was a success. Page forty-six 1932 THE CHAOS A FULL HOUSE Parks, an English servant Keith Robinson Susie, from Sioux City, a maid Eleanor Jane Strickler Audrey Howell, a bride Kathryn Baumgartner Mrs. Winnecker, from Yonkers, the aunt Elizabeth Griest Marjorie Charters, Audrey’s sister Elizabeth Jane Long Nicholas King, a stranger . Louis Haas Ned Pembroke Jr., an only son Robert Sigo George Howell, a bridegroom Edward Loy Dougherty, a policeman Howard Randle Jim Mooney, a policeman - Isaac Marlatt Clancy, another Stephen Kohley Mrs. Fleming, who owns the apartment Louise Norman Vera Vernon, a show girl Evelyn Howshaw Mrs. Pembroke, from Boston Helen Hilliard “A Full House” is a farce in three acts which was presented by the Senior class on April 22, 1932. Ned Pembroke, a reckless and wealthy youth, wrote love letters to Vera Vernon, and then sent an attorney, his brother-in-law, who steals them and then gets his handbag mixed up with the grip of a burglar who has just stolen a valuable necklace from Ned’s mother. The burglar gets into many complications in trying to get the jewels and the action never ceases. The burglar finally gets away with the reward offered for the jewels instead of the jewels. The play was presented under the direction and supervision of Miss Meyer. THE CALL OF THE BANSHEE Peter Adair - Marvin Kolhoff Hazel Orpen Mary L. Warner Dr. Markowitz. .. Willard Washburn Mrs. Grimes Claudia Kruzan Tom Scott Floyd Amsler Blanche Lamb.. Madelyn Spain Tibby Lamb. Martha Parks Dr. Lacy Bill Stockton Yuru. Ralph Hopkins Clem Durward Buford Waling Joan Walters Rebecca Hall Hilda. Dede Long Abner Heckenshell Robert Book Walt Payne James Wallace Linda Perkins Madeleine Wild Directed by Miss Margaret Myer The three-act mystery farce “The Call of the Banshee” was presented by the Junior class of Rensselaer High School in the Armory on Decem- ber 3, 1931. It was the first play in several years to be put on by a Junior class. The proceeds of the play were used to finance the Junior Prom. 1932 ------ Page forty-seven THE CHAOS AUTOGRAPHS This Book Published by The Benton Review Shop, Fowler, Indiana, and Engraved by the Jahn Ollier Engraving Company, Chicago, Illinois. Page forty-eight ■---■19 3 2


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