Tekonsha High School - Indian Yearbook (Tekonsha, MI)
- Class of 1939
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Text from Pages 1 - 74 of the 1939 volume:
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For the time when you are old and your memory weak The Senior Class has published this book, so to speak, For you to revelle and joy in a book so couth And to remember the happy days of your Youth
Class of 1939
•Xenons 3 High SchoolHome Of
Our High SchoolDedication
We the Senior Class of 1939 dedicate this fifth edition of the “Pottowam” to Miss Ash who
has acted as our class advisor for the past five years.
Miss ANTOINETTE ASHAnnual Staff
Assistant Editor Organization Editor Ass’t. Organization Editor Sports Editor Feature Editor Business Manager Ass’t. Business Manager Publishing Editor Art Editor Ass’t. Art Editor
. Anita Johnson . . Betty Smith
. Jack Fousel
. Elwin Williams . John Shedd
Margaret Witthuhn . Marlin McElhenie . Elynore Abel
. . Robert Smith
. Madge Leatherbury Rose Ellen Delong
The Seniors chose the above staff after they decided to put out an annual for 1939.
We planned the annual and gathered the material together for publishing. We are grateful to Mr. Martinson, all the Seniors and others who have helped in the publication of this annual.Board of Education
J. Earle Shedd George W. Davis C. A. Anderson Homer Culver Thompson Teeters
President Secretary T reasurer Trustee . Trustee
Members of the Senior Class wish to express their appreciation to the Board of Education, Parents and all other individuals who have made their four years of High School education possible.Faculty
Mr. C. K. MARTINSON A. B.
Superintendent Science and Mathematics
Ypsilanti State Teachers College
Mr.. E. S. WARWICK A. B.
Latin and Mathematics Western State Teachers College
Mr. C. R. CANFIELD A. B.
English and Athletic Coach University of Illinois
Miss A. ASH A. B.
Social Sciences and Music Albion College
Mr. A. WISSMAN B. S.
Agriculture Michigan State CollegeCLASSESSeniors
School paper ’30, ’37, ’39 Athletic Board ’37 Track ’36, ’37
4-H Sewing ’36, ’37„ ’38, ’39 Orchestra ’36, ’37, ’38, ’39 Glee Club ’36, ’37, ’38, ’39 Basketball ’36, ’37, ’38, ’39 Debate ’38, ’39 Junior and Senior Play Speech Contest ’39
ROSE ELLEN DELONG
Student Council ‘38, ’39 Glee Club ’38, ’39 Basketball ’38, ’39 Chorus ’38, ’39 Senior Vice President Junior Play
Glee Club ’36, ’37, ’38, ’39 Chorus ’38, ’39 Junior Play
Freshmen Vice President
Baseball ’37 Football ’39
Glee Club ’36, ’37, ’38, ’39 4-II Sewing ’38, ’39 Chorus ’38, ’39 Senior Play
Football ’35, ’36, ’37, ’38 Boy Scout ’36 4-H Handicraft ’38 Track ’36 Junior Play
F. F. A. ’36, ’37, ’38, ’39 1 H Handicraft ’36, ’37, ’38, ’39 Orchestra ’36, ’37, ’38, ’39 Glee Club ’36, ’37 Chorus ’38, ’39 Freshmen President Junior and Senior Play Debate ’38, ’39
Student Council Vice-Pres. ’38
Speech Contest ’39
ANITA BELLE JOHNSON
Senior President Junior Sec. - Treas.
S mhomore President Junior and Senior Play Glee Club ’36, ‘37, ’38, ’39 Chorus ’38, ’39
4-H Clothing ’36, ’37, ’38, ’39 School Paper ’37, ’38, ’39
Basketball ’37, ’38, ’39 Glee Club ’36, ’37, ’38, ’39 Chorus ’38, ’39 Athletic Association Secy. ’37 Junior and Senior Play School Paper ’37, ’38, ’39 Senior Class Secretary Soohomore Secretary and Treas. Junior Vice PresidentSeniors
Student Council President ’38 Junior and Senior Plav F. F. A. ’36, 37, ’38, '39 4-H Handicraft ’37 ’38 Junior President Senior Treasurer Athletic Board ’37 Boy Scouts 36, ’37
4-H Clothing '36 Librarian ’38
4-H Clothing ’36
Chorus ’38, ’39
Cl lee Club ’36, ’37, ’38, ’39
Orchestra ’30, ’37, ’38, ’39
Sc ol Paper ’39
Junior and Senior Play
Glee Club ’30 Football ’37, ’38 Agriculture Club ’37 Freshmen Secretary and Treas.
Basketball ’36. ’37. ’38, ’39 Baseball ’36, ’37, ’38, ’39 Glee Club ’30
Student Council Vice-Pres. ’38 Athletic Board ’36, ’37 Junior and Senior Play Agriculture Club ’37 Sophomore Vice-President Sports Manager ’36, ’37
Glee Club ’36. ’37, ’38, ’39 Chorus ’38, ’39 4-H Clothing ’36 Basketball ‘36, ’37. ’38, ’39 School Paper ’36, ’37 Senior Play Debate ’38 Track ’37
EL WIN WILLIAMS
Orchestra ’38, ’39 Corns ’38, ’39 Student Council ’38 4-II Handicraft ’38, ’39 F. F. A. ’39 Junior Play Football ’38 Basketball ’38
Baseball ’36, ’37, ’39 Basketball '39 Glee Club ’36, ’37 Chorus ’38
F. F. A. ’36, ’37, ’38, ’39 Student Council ’37, ’39
Baseball ’38 Chorus ’38, ’39 F. F. A. ’38, ’39 Senior Play
Glee Club ’36, ’37, ’38, ’39 School Paper ’39 Basketball ’39 Chorus ’38, ’39 Junior and Senior Play
9Senior Class History
In the fall of 1933, fifteen seventh graders entered Junior High School. When the seventh and eighth grades organized together, as is their custom, all officers for the first semester were elected from the eighth grade. We started out with Miss Householder as our class advisor, but when she left Mr. Canfield took her place. During the second semester John Shedd became Vice-President.
For our first semester party, we went to our local theater and had refreshments afterwards. For our second semester party we went to Coldwater to the Tibbits Theatre and after the show we went to an ice cream parlor.
When we became eight - graders, Miss Ash became our class advisor, and has continued to be for the last five years. At our class meeting all the officers were chosen from our class. For our two semester parties we again went to the movies and were served with refreshments afterwards.
In 1935 we the Freshman class, consisting of twenty-five members, organized and the following officers were elected:
President — Jack Fousel, Vice-President — Donna Goff, Secretary and Treasurer
— Donald Schofield.
Wi were entertained by the Sophomores at the Freshmen-Sophomore Banquet. We also had our two class parties, one each semester, at which we again attended movies at the Tibbits Theatre.
As Sophomores, we elected officers as follows: Anita Belle Johnson — Pres-
ident, John Shedd — Vice-President, Madge Leatherbury — Secretary and Treasurer. Now it was our turn to entertain the Freshmen, and we also had our two class parties.
When we became Juniors Marlin McElhenie was elected President; Madge Leatherbury — Vice-President; Anita Belle Johnson — Secretary and Treasurer. Our class parties became somewhat different. We started having all-school parties which included the grades from the seventh through the twelfth.
One of the main events of the year 1938 was the Junior Play, “Bashful Bobby” which was under the direction of Miss Ash. The last great event of the year however was the Junior-Senior Prom at which we entertained the Seniors at the Marshall Country Club. We all had a grand time at, this affair with everything from punch to a swell swing band.
The first of this year as Seniors we held a class meeting and elected the following officers:
President— Anita Belle Johnson
Vice-President — Rose Ellen DeLong Secretary — Madge Leatherbury
Treasurer — Marlin McElnenie
We are having all-school parties again this year since they were such a big success last year. We Seniors are selling hot dogs, candy, coffee and pop corn at the basketball games.
One of the biggest events so far this year was the Senior Play “Bachelor’s Choice” which was a big success. Miss Ash was the director of this play also.
We are looking forward to the many other activities of our class such as, Skip Day, Baccalaureate, Junior and Senior Prom, and Commencement.
There will be some unpleasant memories but mostly pleasant memories of our high school days in the future.Class Will
Having been in the state of ill health and distraction for the past few months caused by the ravages of a sect called the Faculty, we, the Senior Class of ’39 do hereby resolve to make our last will and testament.
Anita Belle Johnson leaves her “pleasingly plumpness” to Jean Randall and hopes she uses it to a good advantage.
Elynore Abel bequeathes her ability to talk to Laura Drinkwater.
Dorothy Newland gives her golden silence to Marian Clark.
Madge Leatherbury leaves her wavy hair and temper to Maxine Masters.
Betty Smith leaves her slimness to Eleanor Culver.
Shirley Klingaman her ability to understand bookkeeping to Leo Long. Margaret Witthuhn bequeathes her ability to do the jitterbug to Virginia
Donna Goff wills her small feet to Lester Senker.
Maxine Moore wishes to bestow her glasses on Joe Millard.
Rose Ellen DeLong leaves her office position to Mary King.
Jack Fousel wills one big pig to Mary Baker.
Elwin Williams bequeathes his laziness to Velma Dean.
Adrian Hawkins leaves his stubbornness to the Freshmen Class.
Joseph Skudlarick wills his heavy head of hair to Donnie Abel.
John S'.edd leaves his ability to be a bachelor to Charles Luby.
Robert Smith wills his shortness to Richard Eslow.
Marlin McElhenie leaves his ability to argue to Richard Olney.
Leo Howard wills his knowledge of animal furs to Ila Marie Williams.
Robert Bowling bequeathes his football shoes to Dutch Sholes.
Donald Schofield gives his superior knowledge of Chemistry to Daryl Leatherbury.
We, the Senior class as a w’-ole leave our pleasant high school memories to the Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen.
Station T. H. S. presents the “Weekly Winchell program.
Elynore Abel meant to go to school in Missouri but a gentleman of distinction has interfered. Nice going.
“Flash — Flash ------ Double Flash”
La Belle Beauty Shoppe owned and operated by Donna Goff is the first to have an orchestra to entertain its customers.
“Believe It Or Not”
Madge Leatherbury is way out in Navada near Reno where she and her partner are running a dude ranch which lias the most cattle of any ranch in the United States.
“Thing It Over”
Shirley Klingaman is now the chief seamstress for Norma Shearer. Shirley ■designed the clothes for Miss Shearer’s last picture.
"Can It Be True”
Anita Belle Johnson is now employed at Eloise Hospital near Detroit as chief dietitian.
“It’s A Reality”
Dorothy Newland is now a model for her beautiful hands.
“Flash — Flash”
At Berkley Hospital in California, Betty Smith is nursing. She took care of Mickey Rooney on his last illness.
“It Could Happen”
Margaret Witthuhn at present is singing at the Rainbow Room under the name of Ann La Mar.
Maxine Moore is employed as stenographer for Edsel Ford. She certainly •can land the jobs.
"Believe It Or Not”
Last year Rose Ellen DeLong won the national award for skiing.
“Think He’ll Make It”
Adrian Hawkins is trying to establish an endurance record by driving to -California in a Model T Ford.
“It Can’t Happen Here”
Leo Howard is now President of the Howard Trucking Company of Chicago.
Jack Fousel having graduated from Michigan State College has now received his contract as a Smith-Hughes teacher for Tekonsha High School.
“Flash — Flash”
Marlin McElhenie has received a position as Chemistry professor in Harvard University.
“Would You Believe It?”
John Shedd has obtained tre position as manager of the Hotel Statler in Detroit. .. .. ' .'
“He Hasn’t Changed”
The “No Parking, No Drinking Escort Bureau” in New York City is run by Robert Smith.
Music at the Staller Hotel wr.ere John Shedd is manager is furnished by Elwin Williams’ band. He also plays at the La Belle Beauty Shoppe.
“He’ll Get A Long Way”
Donald Schofield, better known as the “Hitch Hiking Politician” is now campaigning in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
“Sometime It Pays”
Joseph Skudlarick is now editor of the New York Press. It has a paid subscription of 3,029,000.
“M iracles Do Happen”
Bob Bowling has really gone in for horse raising in a big way. He has one of the largest stables in the U. S. A.
We draw to a close our interesting program, hoping you have enjoyed it and will tune in as often as you can. So long until next year.Senior Personalities
Name Called Wants To Be Will Be Famous Saying
Elynore Abel “Windy” Heard Married “I didn’t get it”
Robert Bowling “Bob” Farmer A Husband “Dawgone”
Rose Ellen DeLong “Rosie” Nurse Kissed “Hi”
Jack Fousel “Fousel” Famous Farmer “How about a date”
Donna Goff “Marie” Beauty Operator Married “Aw Shucks”
Adrian Hawkins “Ane” Lieutenant Bossed “I ain’t kiddin”
Leo Howard “Leak” Millionaire Fooled “I dunno”
Anita Johnson “Slim” Slender Dietitian “That’s Ornery”
Shirley Klingaman “Shirtail” Sailor’s Wife Teacher “Oh Darn”
Madge Leatherbury “Pete” Nurse Farmerette “Oh Yeah”
Marlin McElhenie “McElhenie” It Hit “Hey”
Maxine Moore “Moore” Secretary Housewife “Well I like that”
Dorothy Newland “Dort” Heard Silent “Silence”
Donald Schofield “Don” Handsome Bachelor “I wanna sleep”
John Shedd “Henry” Preacher Fooled “Oh gee why”
Joseph Skudlarick “Joe” Doctor Flop What’s the matter”
Betty Smith “Trunket” Nurse Skinny “Bye now”
Robert Smith “Smitty” A Hit Smarty “Hey Jack”
Margaret Witthuhn “Red" Seen Jitterbug “Quit your kiddin”
Elwin Williams “Lefty” Aviator A Nut “Where’s Donna?”Senior Skip Day
The annual Senior Skip Day will be held on May 19, 1939 when the Senior class will visit the city of Cleveland, Ohio. The trip will be rather unusual and exciting for the group as they will leave on one of the Detroit and Cleveland boat lines from Detroit at 11:30 o’clock Thursday evening, May 18, 1939. There are few of us who have ever travelled on a boat. We are to have inside cabins. There will be thr=e people to each cabin.
The boat will arrive in Cleveland Friday morning at seven o’clock. Breakfast will be served on the ship. We will wait on the ship, where various types of entertainment may be found, until our bus arrives to take us on an all day tour of Cleveland. We will be furnished with guides and a bus which will be used exclusively by our group. Among those places which the class expects to visit are the steel mills, art museum, little Italy, the docks, airport interesting city parks and the residential. At noon the boat company will buy our lunch at a restaurant in Cleveland or take us back to the boat.
At six o’clock the group w;ll be taken back to the boat for dinner. After dinner until sailing, at 11:30, the students can enjoy dancing and other forms of recreation on :he boat.
The boat will dock in Detroit at seven o’clock on Saturday morning and breakfast again will be served aboard the ship.
After leaving the boat on Saturday, the students plan to visit interesting pla-C2s in Detroit including either the radio station W.W.J. or W.J.R., the Detroi News building, Belle Isle, the Detroit-Canada tunnel, Ambassador Bridge, Ford Rotunda and Greenfield Village.
A faculty member and three parents will accompany the group on the trip. As far as has been ascertained all members of the class will go on the trip.
At present many of the group are concerned about the question, will we get sea sick? It is expected that the entire trip will be interesting and exciting for the group and they will enjoy the thrills of sailing.Juniors
Ton row: Joan R'as'f'old. FW an- r Cu'ver. Ma-v Kino R!chard King loo Lon". Bottom row: Eloise Randall, Jack Shedd, Phyllis Shumway, Ernest Waffle.
JUNIOR CLASS HISTORY
President _________________ Jack Shedd
Vice President Jean Blashfield
Secretary Treasurer Phyllis Shumway
When the Junior class organized, the above officers were elected with the exception of Phyllis Shumway, who took the place of George Wiltze.
After a good deal of discussion, the Juniors picked out their rings. Every one is very much pleased with them.
The class is quite small, but they presented the play “Mr. Bob” on March 24, 1939 at the Guild Hall. The play was a comedy and was enjoyed by all.
The Junior class is well represented in sports and in the Student Council. Two officers and two representatives are on the Student Council.
The thirteen Juniors are an active group and we wish them luck in whatever they undertake.Sophomores
Top R w: Mildred BoMe. Rchard Bond, Glenn Camp, Virgil Casey, Velma Dean, Jimmy Eck, Richard Eslow
Middle Row: Mae Hawkins. Virginia Hayne, Allan King, Dorothy Martinson, George Millard, Herbert Petch, George Raymond.
Bottom Row: Donald Rogers, Ronald S’h.edd, George Sholes, Elmer Stevens, Carl Waffle, Norris Weimer.
President — Velma Dean
Vice President — Mildred B o'e Secretary — Mae Hawkins
Treasurer — Dorothy Martinson
On September 7, 1938 twenty-four grave Sophomores registered at Tekonsha High School, of which six w? e girls and ei h cen boys. As we looked over the group, we found two new faces added to our population since last year.
In the afternoon we elected our officers.
Our firs" gro t und"’ tak;ng was the problem of initiating the thirty one “green freshies.” We brought them to trial on October 14, 1938, after which they were considered onest members of our high school.
In January George Rogers loft school, but our number was ago n attained when Eva Sherman, Homer High School, waa added to our closs rolh Howeve in March, Mary Thurston left school and once more we are but twenty three in number.
Many of our group are interested in extra curricular activities and make quite an add’tion to our sports. Two of our members are officers of t:.e Student Council. All in all we are rather an important factor in the high school.
Top Row: Mary Baker, Ruth Blashficld, Vivian Bowling, Vernon Camp, LaVerle
Casey, Marian Clark, Bert DeLong, Nina Mae Doolittle.
Middle Row: Beverly Downey, Laura Drinkwater, Lawrence Feiler, Anna Hawkins,
Gloria Keown, Robert King, Daryl Leatherbury, Charles Luby.
Bottom Row: Maxine Master, Marvin Millard, Ronald Moore, Cleo Ossenheimer,
Charles Vandybogurt, Virginia Yost, Ila Marie Williams.
FRESHMAN CLASS HISTORY
President — Ronald Moore
Vice President — Bert Delong
Secretary — Mary Baker
Treasurer — Ila Marie Williams
On the morning of September 6 not knowing just what was in store for us, we walked into the school 'house with long, grim faces. At the beg’nirng of the Freshman year there were thirty students in the class. At the present time there are twenty five.
During the first class meeting the above officers, with the exception of Ila Marie Williams, were elected. Bert Hall was the first treasurer to be elected. Due to the fact that he quit school Ila Marie was elected to fill the vacancy.
The Sophomores enfertained t'he Freshmen at a reception. Each Freshman was presented with a cap with a nursery rhyme printed on it. They acted out the rhyme. Other games were also played. A buffet luncheon was served in the music room with Velma Dean presiding at the table.
We hope we can keep as many in our class as there now are all through high school and hope to accomplish much during our four years here.
17Seventh and Eighth
Top Row: LaVelman Casey, Eleanor Clark, Janice Clark Earl Churchill, Kenneth Culver, Lilyon Foust, Hugh Ivey, Robert Luby, Lloyd Newland.
Second Row: LeMoyne Phelps, Colleen Randall, Billy Senker, Ralph Shedd, Geraldine Short, Maxine Short, Eleanor Wagoner, Carol Warwick.
Third Row: Douglas Boshears, David Culver, Calvin Doan, Bessie Eldred, Jay Feiler, Frederick Foust, Warren Howard, Viola Hunn, Joe Millard.
Bottom Row: Jean Randall, James Shaffer, Hershal Short, Billy Taylor, Lloyd Vincent, Ruth Wagoner, Thelma Walbeck.
SEVENTH and EIGHTH
President — David Culver
Vice President — Ronald Owen
Secretary Ralph Shedd
Treasurer — Bessie Eldred
The above officers were elected at the first meeting of the seventh and eighth grade. Mr. Martinson acted as class advisor for us this year.
A meeting was called for the purpose of registration and to elect a delegate to the nominating committee. The duty of this committee is to nominate officers for the Student Council.
Douglas Boshears was elected as the delegate from the seventh and eighth grade.
We were also allowed to attend the three high school parties that were held.
The boys of the seventh and eigth grades organized a basketball team that played several games throughout the winter.ORGANIZATIONSStudent Council
Top row: John Shedd, Jack Fousel, Elwin Williams, Rose Elian Delong, Marlin
McElheme, Joseph Skudlarick.
Middle row: Velma Dean, Jean Blashfield, Ernest Waffle, Eleanor Clark, Calvin
Dean, Leo Long, Eloise Randall, Charles Luby, Mae Hawkins.
Bottom Row: George Sholes, Ronald Shedd, Carl Waffle, Eleanor Culver, Douglas
Bos rears, Beverly Downey, Ila Marie Williams, Ruth Blashfield, Dorothy Martinson.
’38 - - ’39
The new Student Council form of government, which was set up last year, has functioned much better than the old form of tne Athletic Association. It is the governing body of the school and is divided into Social, Athletic and Assembly Program committees. Regular meetings are held once in every two weeks.
The Student Council started the year of 1938-1939 with officers elected in January of 1938. They were President, Marlin McElhenie; Vice-President, Jack Fousel; Secretary, Eloise Randall; Treasurer, John Shedd. The delegates from each class elected at that time were also on the Student Council.
The Athletic committee sponsored a benefit supper for the purpose of buying new suits for both boys and gills basketball teams. This committee is under the supervision of our coach, Mr. Canfield.
Election of new officers occurred in January 1939. The officers elected were: President, Leo Long; Vice President, Ronald Shedd; Secretary, Dorothy Martinson; Treasurer, Jean Blashfield.
Each of the classes chose two representatives to the council.
The seventh and eighth grades arc combined, sending two representatives from the group.
Mr. Martinson is advisor of the Student Council.F. F. A.
Top row: Elwin Williams, Jack Fousel, Mr. Wissman, Joseph Sku .larick, Marlin
McElhenie, Robert Smith.
Bottom row: Glenn Camp, Richard King, Richard Eslow, Jim Eck, Ernest Waffle,
F. F. A.
President — Joseph Skudlarick
Vice President — Jack Fousel
Secretary — Richard King
Treasurer — Marlin McElhenie
Reporter — Ernest W’affle
During the summer of 1938 our F. F. A. won second prize at the Calhoun County Fair through judging. When school started we had election of officeis which resulted in the above.
We then started a drive to get new members and on November 2, 1938 a group of eight boys were initiated at the schoolhouse. We enjoyed a talk by Ralph Helm and refreshments after the initiation ceremony.
This,year Jack Fousel and Joseph Skudlarick attended the county meetings as delegates from Tekonsha Jack being President of the county organization.
Our 1939 schedule included basketball, speaking contest, F. F. A. initiation, judging contest at Kellogg Farms, F. F. A. week at Michigan State College.
Our basketball team accomplished very much compared to the number of boys out for it and illness that occurred during the season. The lineup of the team was as follows:
Center ..................... Donald Rogers
Forward --------- —...... Elwin Williams
Forward ____________________ Jack Fousel
Left Guard .................. Robert Smith
Right Guard- Marlin McElhenie
Substitutes Richard King and Richard Olney
The schedule of games is as follows:
Marshall (there) 11 27
Marshall (here) 11 10
Lakeview (there) 11 15
Coldwater (there) 13 17
Marshall (there) 9 20
Jack Fousel entered the speaking contest using his oration, “Cooperatives in a Democracy” which occured the same day that initiation was held in Marshall.
After about three weeks of studying judging, the F. F. A. group went to Kellogg’s Farm to judge in the county contest. This qualifies us to go to the F. F. A. week on May 4 and 5 at Michigan State College at East Lansing. Seeds were judged and animals placed for our group of nationally known F. F. A. boys.
Top row: Madge Leatherbury, Anita Bello Johnson, Maxine Moore, Mr. Canfield
Elynore Abel, Margaret Whitthuhn.
Middle row: Eleanor Culver, Mae Hawkins, Beverly Downey, Vivian Bowling, Velma Dean, Virginia Hayne, Anna Hawkins.
Bottom row: Gloria Keown, Ronald Shedd, Daryl Leatherbury, Phyllis Shumway
Dorothy Martinson, Mildred Belote.
PEN NOTES ACTIVITIES
This year, when our school paper had its first meeting, we decided to make it a bigger and better paper than ever before. There were nineteen people who attended the first meeting, with the idea of learning more about good newspaper writing.
Madge Leatherbury was elected Editor and P.'.yllis Shumway Assistant Editor, our advisor, Mr. Canfield, who has had quite a lot of experience in journalism, and has been able to pass some of his knowledge of English and good writing on to the staff.
It was voted to call the paper “Pen Notes” instead of the former name Tr.e
Mr. Clark, the editor of our town newspaper, has helped us very much. Every Monday night we held meetings of the staff and every other week we went to the newspaper office to see and learn more of how a newspaper is run.
Our staff writers were selected on their ability to write, ability to gather news and to organize ideas. The staff within a months time, will have had experience in putting out all parts of a small town newspaper. The staff was made up of the following:
Dorothy Martinson, Velma Dean;
Madge Leatherbury, Phyllis Shumway;
Books and Reviews
Elynore Abel, Dorothy Martinson;
Mildred Belote, Ronald Shedd;
Daryl Leatherbury, Maxine Moore;
Margaret Whitthuhn, Eleanor Culver, Mae Hawkins;
Anita Johnson, Mary Thurston, Gloria Keown;
Vivian Bowling, Beverly Downey, Anna Hawkins.
We feel we have made our paper one that contains interesting news and that we have all benefited from the experience of helping put out a High School Paper.4-H Clothing
The So-Sew-Sewing Club was organized November 11, 1938 with twenty-four gills joining the club under the leadership of Mrs. Warwick. Our motto — “Make the best better”; colors - green and white; club pledge -
My He ld to clearer th:nking My Heart t greater loyalty My Hands to larger service My Health to better living
My Club My Community My Country
Every year our club holds a local achievement day. At this achievement day all girls who made dresses take part in the style show and several are chosen from the group to take part in the county style revue. The girls chosen were Nina Doolittle, Dorothy Martinson, Velma Dean, Mildred Bclote, Shirley Klingaman, Beverly Downey, Ila Marie Williams, Ruth Wagoner, Carol Warwick, Mae Hawkins, Anna Hawkins, and Lorraine Vincent. For the first, five ot.'.er schools had their local achievement day with us.
The Calhoun County Achievement Day was held April 5, 1939 in Marshall. The state 4-H leaders attend this style show to judge which girls are to go to Lansing to represent Calhoun County. The girls not only receive a trip on style but also on workmanship.
President — Marlin McElhenie
Vice President — Elwin Williams Secretary — Ronald Shedd
Treasurer — Ronald Shedd
Advisor — Mr. Wissman
The above officers were elected at the first meeting of the 4—H Handicraft Club. Eleven members joined this year. The majority of the boys are doing second year work, however, a few are in the third year.
We decided at the first meeting that anyone, who would care to, could come to the..school house on Saturday morning or Monday evening. This plan proved to bt quite successful for it gave the boys, who did not have the essential equipment, a chance to use good tools and as a result they turned out better work. This also enabled us to live up to the motto we all take when joining the club.
The articles that we had made throughout the year were taken down to the local achievement day which was held at the Baptist hall on March 27, 1939. There was a large attendance there for the event and everyone seemed pleased with the exhibits.
Our County Achievement Day was held on April 5, 1939, at Marshall.
Most Attractive Boy Marlin McElhenie
Most Attractive Girl Donna Goff
Best Boy Dancer Marlin McElhenie
Best Girl Dancer Margaret Witthuhn
Most Athletic Boy Charles Luby
Most Athletic Girl Eloise Randall
Boy With Best Sportsmanship John Shedd
Girl With Best Sportsmanship Rose Elian DeLong
Neatest Boy Bert DeLong
Neatest Girl Velma Dean
Most Studious Boy Jack Fousel
Most Studious Girl .... Anita Belle Johnson
Bov With Best Personality Ronald Shedd
Girl With Best Personality ... Jean Blashfield
Most Devoted Couple Elwin Williams and Donna Goff
Most Popular Boy --- Marlin McElhenie
Most Popular Girl . Rose Elian DeLong
Sleepiest Boy - Donald Schofield
Most Bashful Boy Richard Olney
Most Bashful Girl Dorothy Newland
Biggest Gum Chewer Elynore Abel
Biggest Talker - .... Elynore Abel
■Jolliest Person Anna Hawkins
The above are the results of a poll taken in the upper six grades in the Tekon sha Public School.FORENSICSSpeech Contests
DECLAMATION, ORATION and EXTEMPORANEOUS CONTEST
A c !I was mat!? shov ly after the Debate seas n 1 »r all people interested in !)' (! iniatmn, Orut.iy and L;;U.mp Speaking to give their names t Dorothy Martinson.
In tre Declamation group, Velma Dean, Mildred Belote and Dorothy Martinson elite • d tie I j 1 c iii '.-.id was h ’d on March 17, at t e high school. Elynore Abel in Ex'cmp and Jack Fousel in Oratory had no competition, however, they gave
t .eir speeches.
Velma Dean, the winner in :er section, gave “Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of In dependence'' b; Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Jack Fousol chose “Cooperatives in a Porn c. cy” » • the subject of his oration. Elynore Abel, who wa giv n one hour previous to t. e time she would speak, had the subject 4 The Spanish Revolution.” Mr. Steele and Mrs. R.C. Hudson judged the local contest.
On April 1J, 1939, the winners of the local contest entered the sub-district contest at Hillsdale College where they competed with Bronson, Quincy, Litchfield, Homer, and Union City. Homer received the cup for having the greatest number of points in t e little “C”, Quincy received second place and Litchfield and Tekonsha tied for third place. Velma Dean and Jack Fousel placed fourth in their respective contests and Elynore Abel, talking on “Organized Gambling in Michigan,” placed second.
After the contest, the students were taken to interesting places on t. e campus. Dinner was served in the Freshmen Dormitoiy to all contestants and their coaches through t.'.e c curtesy of the college. They were also offered complimentary tickets to “Pinafore”.Debate
First row: Jack Fousel, Mr. Mar'inson, Flynore Abel Second row: Velma Dean, Dorothy Martinson, Leo Long, Mildred Relate
The debate team v »en first organized this year had eleven members. Mery Baker, George oholes, Ani • II owkins, Beverly Downey, Dorothy Martinson. V 1 i Dean. Mildred Belote, Jack F. usel, Flynore Abel, and Leo Lang all signed up or’g-inally f. i debafe. Some ef t esc people dropped out after a few weeks so there we.e only six left by the end oi the season.
Under the guidance of 0. K. Martinson, our coach, we gathered much material on tr.e topic for debate t. is year — Resolved: “That the Un.ted States should ally with Great Britian.”
This year Tekonsha debated in the little C, including Homer, Litchfield, Quincy. Bronson, Union City and Tekonsha. Instead of our first debates count ng on standings in the little C, our first six were practice debates. In this way we get a chance to debate against many opponents that we would meet iater in the little C tournament.
After these “warm up” debates we went to Albion, December 15, in '8 for our fir ‘ iwliniinary debate. On this day we debated twice, winning from Litchfield and losing to Homer. We again went to Albion, January 11, 1939. This time we won b 'i of the debates, one from Union City and Litchfield. After these debates the final placings in the little C were announced. Homer won first place and Tekonsha second.
V i‘h these victories we were in the semi-finals or elimination debates. Our firsL elimination debate was with Montgomery, February 2, 1939. We won and we were one of the thirty-two teams left in the state. Our next one was with Homer and proved to be our last, and our debating was finished for the year.
For placing among the first two in the preliminaries, we were presented with a plaque from the Detioit Free Press.
27-History Of Debate
In 1925-26 Mr. Dendell was debate coach. The persons who debated were Ben Murray, Esther Juckett, Esther McDonald and Esther DeBrular. This team won several debates and were awarded a Detroit Free Press Plaque.
In 1926-27 Mrs. Doris Cogswell-Hudson was the debate coach. The same team as in the previous year debated. They were awarded a Detroit Free Press Plaque again.
Mrs. Eleanor Householder-Randall acted as debate coach in 1931-32. The debating team was made up of Elizabeth Main, Elizabeth Thurston and Jean Mann. This team was also awarded a Detroit Free Press Plaque.
Debating was dropped in 1932 until 1937 when Mr. Martinson was debate coach. The debaters were Betty Smith, Eunice Ball, Jack Fousel, Leo Long and Elynore Abel. This team won several debates including the first state elimination contest debate. They were also awarded a Detroit Free Press Plaque.
Our 1938-39 team with Mr. Martinson as coach included Leo Long, Jack Fousel and Elynore Abel with the practice team made up of Mildred Belote, Dorothy Martinson and Velma Dean. The team won several preliminary debates and the first elimination debate. They were defeated in the second elimination debate by the Homer team, which won to the state semi-finals after defeating Tekonsha. We have a plaque for this year’s debating.DRAMATICSSenior Play
The Junior class presented if s’ last hi eh school dramatic production, “Bachelor’s Choice” on November 15, 19.38 at the Guild Hall at eight o’clock with the following cast of characters:
Mr s. Conwa ■
Nancy Conway Alice Conway Joe Conway Henry Conway Aunt Jane Conway Jim Bachelor Lord Lovett Mrs. Chipley Thelma Chipley . Barbara Dale
Anita Belle Johnson EJynore Abel Margaret Witthuhn John Shedd Jack Fousel Maxine Moo e Marlin McElhenie
........... Robert SniLh
Betty Smith Shirley Klingaman Madge Leatherbury
Tlie story takes piece in the library of the Conway home and the scene opens on the evening before the concert, in which Nancy is a contestant. Mrs. Conway is rehearsing Nancy on her song. Nancy seems very nervous and is unable to sing. To make things worse, Joe comes home with a torn shirt and a very black eye. However, Mrs. Conway pleased to learn that her older daughter, Alice, is engaged to the rich and handsome Jim Bachelor. To make matters worse, Henry, Mrs. Conway’s brother and the supporter of the family, loses his job and Aunt Jane arrives for a visit.
Jim trys to cheer up Nancy and learns that she has answered a matrimonial bureau advertisement and is expecting an English Lord, to whom she is engaged, to arrive that evening. Arrangements are made for Jim to meet him at the train and keep him away from the Conway home.
On the evning of the concert, Lord Lovett discovers Nancys true identity, Aunt Jane is hurt while walking to the concert, and Alice ,having quarreled with Jim because he made love to Nancy, goes to the concert with Lord Lovett. Nancy is so nervous from excitement that she is unable to sing at the concert.
The next morning, Nancy decides to marry Lord Lovett, although she dislikes him, so that Henry will be able to save money to marry Barbara Dale, t: whom he has been engaged for three years. However, she hears that Aunt Jane is dead, and thinking that Henry will receive some of her money, she tells Loid Lovett that their engagement is broken.
Soon after, Aunt Jane appears and informs the family that her death was a false alarm.
Alice, who has been very angry with Jim, elopes with Lord Lovett.
Aunt Jane offers Henry a job as her secretary and a home for Barbara and himself with her. She also promises to send money to Mrs. Conway to support herself and family.
Thelma Chipley, who won the concert, offers to have another contest between Nancy and herself and Mrs. Conway urges Nancy to start practising her music, but Nancy tells her mother that she does not care for a musical career and that she is going to be married to Jim Bachelor.
Aunt Jane, who sent a telegram to New York to learn more about Lord Lovett, gets a reply saying that he is not an English Lord, but a soda jerker in a drug store in New York.
The play ends hilariously with Mrs. Conway, who is determined to have a singer in her family, giving the first music lesson to Joe, the kid brother.
The play was presented very nicely, and much credit is due Miss Ash, who directed the play, and the cast.
30: junior Play
The Junior Class presented their play “Mr. Bob” at the Guild Hall on March 24, 1939.
Eleanor Culver Jean Blashfield
.... Leo L ng
Phyllis Shumway Jack Shedd Richard King Eloise Randall
Aunt Becky has planned to make her home over into an asylum for cats. She has sent for an architect to help make over the upper part of . er home. Phillip has also received a letter from a college chum of his that he will be there at anytime. Katherine has a girl friend coming that she calls “Bob”. Phillip finks Kitty’s friend is a boy and calls her Mr. Bob. Aunt Becky is expecting a man, Phillip his college chum, and also Mr. Bob. Trouble begins.
Into the midst of this comes a Mr. Robert Brown, a lawyer, bringing the missing codicil that the whole family wants. During the play he is mistaken for Phillip’s friend, Aunt Becky’s architect and Mr. Bob.
This mi::up goes on for quite a while, but is finally cleared up at the end.
Katherine’s friend who Phillip thought to be a boy, is discovered to be the girl he
lost his heart to the previous summer.
All through the play Aunt Becky’s cats are continually bothering Phillip
and the servants. The servants, Patty and Jenkins draw up a petition to get rid
of the cats . In the end the cats are also done away with.
Much of the humor of the play is provided by Patty, Jenkins and the cats.
“LOVE PIRATES OF HAWAII”
Dorothy Dear Ila Marie Williams
Daughter of a Plantation Manager
Miss Primer .... Eleanor Culver
Teacher of a private school for girls
Billy Wood ..... ........................................ Ronald Shedd
Son of an officer on the cruiser Tennessee
Lehua ........ Betty Smith
Karnlani ..................... -..................... - Marian Clark
Lilinoe —.......................................... Elynore Abel
Maile ................................................ Madge Leatherbury
Hawaiian girls, daughters of rich plantation owners.
Pirate Chief ____________________________________________ Elwin Williams
Heartless pirate, maybe?
Scary ........ ....................... .................... Richard King
Pirate ................................................. Jack Fousel
Chorus of Hawaiian Girls ____________________________ Girls Glee Club
Chorus of Pirates ................-............................... Chorus
Accompianist ................................... Phyllis Shumway
Dorothy received a letter from Billy Wood saying he has entered port and will come to see her disguised as a College professor, which she tells to her Hawaiian friends. Miss Primer later finds a letter addressed to Dorothy in which Billy says they will come as pirates and capture the school. In the meantime some real pirates come and Miss Primer thinking that they are Billy Wood’s pirates makes them submit to be cooks in the seminary.
Billy does come as a pirate and makes love to Dorothy. Miss Primer finds them in the garden but sings forth she is not afraid because she has captured a whole crew of pirates and orders him to be bound as a prisoner.
Dorothy helps him to escape and tells her friends to keep it a secret. Miss Primer brings to her the letter she found by the front gate and when Dorothy explains, learns to her horror that she has captured a band of real pirates. Dorothy then tells her that she has let Billy escape so he could go for help.
The pirates, finding their prisoner gone, have to do something so their chief will not find it out so they draw lots to see which one of their own men shall be bound to represent the prisoner, Biljy, who escaped. The chief states his love to Miss Primer, who asks to see the prisioner. He orders him to be brought before her and when he discovers the real prisioner has escaped, he is very angry. Miss Primer then sings of her love for him and he is happy again. They are praised as heroes by the chorus and as a climax Billy returns saying that the place is surrounded by the United States Marines so there is no further danger to fear and all is safe at last.
We opened our assembly programs with a “Profes r Quizz” program on October 31, 1938. Ila Marie Williams and Ehvin Williams were in char re of the program. Interesting questions were asked and rewards given to the winners. The program was a success. The second program was in t c observance of A mist'ce Day on November 11. Rev. Steele was our guest speaker and gave an interesting talk on the foreign situation in Europe. On November 30, “A Punch and Ju ;y” show came to our school. A short talk and interesting demonstrations were given with monkeys. The students enjoyed the eml a assment of t o Superintendent when his coat was used in one of the magician’s tricks.
No programs were scheduled during December and January due to Christmas vacation and semester examinations.
We resumed our assembly programs in February with the boys and girls showing tr.eir talents in an amateur program. Donald Rogers received first award by singing, “There’s A Gold Mine In The Sky.” On February 14 we had another program. A great many of the students were absent with the flu, due to this, the sixth and fifth grades were invited up. Those present enjoyed the movies of “The Safety Program” and “The Harm Of Whiskey”, also a short movie on, “What Science Is Doing Today.”
In March a magician visited our school, who along with his guest showed us a few clever tricks and how to do some of them. March 24 was Letter Award Day. The football and basketball boys, and girls basketball received their letters. The debate team was also presented with pins.
At various times pep meetings were held . The November pep meeting was held before our last game of eleven man football.
Mr. Martinson spoke on “Team Spirit” and others spoke on “School Spirit.’
The programs that are planned for the remainder of the year include a minstrel by the girls glee club and a mock trial.
The assembly committee for the first semester was Eleanor Culver, Elwin Williams, Jack Fousel, Ila Marie Williams; for the second semester, Douglas Bo-shears, Eloise Randall, Joseph Skudlarick and Eleanor Clark.High School Song
Words by Carol Culver
Fight for Tekonsha High Fight for her fame,
She isn’t Harvard,
She isn’t Cornell,
She isn’t Notre Dame.
But we are proud of her And know you are the same,
So come fight!
And we will surely win this game. RAH, RAH, RAH,
Fight for Tekonsha High Fight for her fame,
She isn’t Harvard,
She isn’t Cornell,
She isn’t Notre Dame.
But we are proud of her And know you are the same,
So come fight!
And we will surely win this game.MUSICChorus
TF.KONSHA HIGH SCHOOL CHORUS
The fp st chorus was organized in the year 1937-1938 as a combination of the Girls Glee Club and the Boys Glee Club. In former years, a Boys Glee Club had been organized, but due to the fact there were only a few boys that were interested in a Glee Club a chorus was organized. The chorus rehearses once a week.
The chorus does not elect officers but functions under the supervision of the Girls Glee Club.
This year the chorus presented the operetta “Love Pirates of Hawaii” on February 24 at the Guild Hall. Each year some musical production is presented by the chorus in order to obtain money for the purchase of music and other expenses. It was from this organization that money was obtained for the two new sets of scenery and stage.
This year the chorus has eighteen new Freshmen members. The membership from other classes is as follows: Sophomores, ten; Juniors, five; Seniors, thirteen. This makes a total membership for this years Tekonsha High School Chorus of forty-six which is approximately fifty-six percent of the entire high school.
The membership list for the chorus is as follows:
Elynore Abel Jean Blashfield Marian Clark Nina Mae Doolittle Donna Goff Virginia Hayne Skivfey Klingaman Maxine Masters Ila Marie Williams Jack Fousel Joseph Skudlarick Bert DeLong Robert Smith Daryl Leatherbury Betty Smith Accompianist Phyllis
Mary Baker Ruth Blashfield Eleanor Culver Beverly Downey Anna Hawkins Anita Belle Johnson Madge Leatherbury Maxine Moore Margaret Witthuhn Leo Long Ronald Shedd Lawrence Feiler George Sholes Elwin Williams Mary Thurston Shumway
Mildred Belote Vivian Bowling Velma Dean Laura Drinker Mae Hawkins Gloria Keown Dorothy Martinson Cleo Ossenheimer Virginia Yost Edwin Kowalski Ronald Moore Donald Rogers Earnest Hill Richard King
VIIIV GIRLS’ GLEE CLUB President Jean B!?shfieJd Vice President Mae IIawkin3 Secretary . Max'ne Moore Treasurer Rose Elian DeLong In September thirty - one girls met and elected the above officers. At this meeting a party was planned for the new members of C.H.C. CL.b. At 5:00 o’clock on September 22 the party was started. A potluck supper, which was followed by initiation ceremony was enjoyed by all. During the remainder of the evening dancing and games were enjoyed by the girls. The C. U. C. girls are an outstandin . The$ have a consti ution by which they are ruled. Weekly practices are held each Tuesday and the girls sing on programs and for other events in the village. They and other musical organizations are responsible for an assembly program each year. The glee club was asked to sing at the Education week program sponsored by the Research Club and Public School, which was held at the Union Church. They were also asked to sing at a meeting during Religious Emphasis Week but due to bad weather it was necessary to cancel the meeting.
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Top row: Ila Marie Williams, Elv »n Williams, Miss Ash. Jack Fousel, Ric.ard King. Bottom row: Elyn re Abel, Phyllis Shumway, Maxine Moore.
The first high school orchestra was organized in the school year of 1931-1932 under the direction of Miss Ash. Since that time it has been an active organization of the school. The members do not elect officers and do not have a systematic form of government. The glee club has always financially backed the orchestra.
The group has never consisted of very many members due to the lack of persons in the school who can play instruments. The record membership is claimed to have been in 1935-1936 with record number of ten.
The orchestra plays at programs or school activities. They have made only a few appearances this year. They played at the Future Farmers Assn. Green Hand initiation at the school house on November 2, 1938 and the Christmas assembly program at the school house on December 16, 1938.
Rehearsals are held every Wednesday in the music room under the direction of Miss Ash.
Our orchestra this year has eight members.
Ila Marie Williams
Maxine Moore ...
They are as follows:
Piano Piano Bass Horn Clarinet Vi 1 in .... Violin Violin Vi din
Front Row: Ronald Shedd.
Middle Row: Vernon Camp, George Millard. Herbert Petch, James Eck, Glenn Camp, Charles Luby, Howard Swick.
Back Row: Charles Vandybogurt, Lester Senker, Robert Bowling, Donald Rogers,
Adrian Hawkins, Richard Eslow, Ernest Hill and Mr. Canf eld, Coach.
Tekonsha 0 White Pigeon 26
Tekonsha 0 Bellevue 45
Tek nsha 0 Homer 13
Tekonsha 12 Mendon 18
The 1938 football team was an improvement over the team of la t year. Neither team won a game, but this year’s team made twelve points, while the 1937 team made none. The first two games were not so good, but the boys really gave the spectators their money’s worth in the last two games.
Most of the boys on the team were new to the game and quite a few of them were freshmen . After they had some experience, they came through with some fine tackleing and blocking.
Due to the fact thac the team is not losing many men, they should have a strong team in 1939. However they will lose two good players by graduation, Adrian Hawkins and Bob Bowling, and also Don Rogers because of the age limit.
Ronald Shedd was chosen manager by our coach, Mr. Canfield. He will be assisted in the remainder of the sports by Don Rogers. The two cheerleaders who acted during the football season were Mary Baker and Mildred Belote.
Tekonsha placed three players on the “Enquirer and News” all-county team. They were Ernest Waffle, guard; Jim Eck, halfback; and Don Rogers, fullback.
Charles Luby made both touchdowns of the season. The first one when he caught a long pass from Don Rogers and the other when he broke through the line
Front Row: Elvnore Abel, Madge Leatherbury, Velma Dean, Mary Baker, Rose Elian DeLong, Jean Bias field. Marion Clar1,
Back Row: Eloise Randall. Margaret Whitthuhn. Laura Drinkwater, Ruth Blashfield, Eleanor Culver, Betty Smith, and Mrs. Warwick, Coach.
Springfield Place 9 Springfield Place 7 Athens 25
The girls basketball season started this year with fourteen girls. Of the six games scheduled five were played, one was canceled due to sickness of players. Two games were won and three lost, two of which were lost by one point each.
The following are the names of the
Elynore Abel Margaret Whitthuhn
Rose Elian Delong
Betty Smith Madge Leatherbury
Laura DrinkwaterBoys Basketball
Front Row: La Velma Casey, Bert DeLong, Lawrence Feiler, Charles Vandybogurt,
Glen Camp, Ronald Si edd.
Back Row: John Shedd, Joseph Skudlarick, Leo Long, Lester Senker, Donald Rogers, Daryl Leatherbury, Vernon Camp, Charles Lulby, and Mr. Canfield, Co .ch.
FIRST TEAM SKEDULE
Tekonsha 15 Athens 33 Tekonsha 8 Hanover 21
Tekonsha 20 Springfield Place 36 Tekonsha 15 Homer 36
Tekonsha 29 Springfield Place 33 Tekonsha 12 Homer 29
Tekonsha 25 Starr Com’nwealth 21 Tekonsha 23 Starr Com’nwealth 24
Tekonsha 25 Sherwood 26 Tekonsha 16 Montgomery 30
Second Tea m Schadul le
Tekonsha 14 Homer 27 Tekonsha 11 Starr Com’nwealth 36
Tekons a 9 Starr Com'nwealth 32 Tekonsha 14 Homer 17
The boys basketball team of 1938 and 1939 did not do so well. Although they didn’t win any games, several of the scores were close. Due to the f-»ct that they lost several players at the first of the season, they used three freshmen players in the last few games as regulars. This however gave them experience and should help them next year in putting out a winning team. The following b ys ployed on the first team: left guard, John Shedd; right guard, Vernon C mp; center, Leo
Long; right forward, Daryl Leatherbury; left forward, Charles Lubv; substitutes: Ernest Waffle; Lester Senker and Joseph Skudlarick. The second team p ayers a e as follows: left guard, Glen Camp; right guard, Lawrence Feiler; center, Cl’fford
Sherman; right forward, LaVerle Casey; left forward, Ronald Shedd; substitutes, Bert DeLong and C .arles Vandybogurt.Baseball
Front Row: Ronald Shedd, Charles Luby, La Velma Casey, James E?h, Robert Kin?. Middle Row: Clifford German. Richard Olney, John Shedd, Howard Swick, Vernon
Camp, Ernest Hill, Marlin McElhenie.
Back Row: Donald Rogers, Leo Long, Joseph Skudlarick, Richard Es’ow, R'cha d
King, Allan King, Daryl Lcatherbury, Elwin Williams, and Mr. Canfield, Coach.
Due to the fact that this annual is going to press before the baseball season is over we cannot give the scores. We lost quite a few regulars by graduation last year and for other reasons, so we will have almost a new team.
The schedule for the year is as follows:
Homer (there) April 18 Rain
Sherwood (there) April 28 2 8
Mend on (here) May 2 8 5
Sherwood (here) May 5 4 7
Athens (there) May 9 14 7
Men don (there) May Id 3 6
Athens (here) May 23 6 4
Homer (here) June 6
Boys who signed up for baseball are as follows:
Glenn Camp James Eck Richard King Daryl Leatherbury Charles Luby Howard Swick , Elmer Stevens Richard Olney Vernon Camp Richard Eslow Robert King Leo Long Marlin McElhenie Joseph Skudlarick John Shedd Ernest Waffle LaVerle Casey Ernest Hill Alan King Herbert Fetch Clifford Sherman George Sholes Ronald Shedd Elwin Williams Interesting Facts
There are many interesting facts about our high school that many of the students do not have a knowledge of, such as the following: In order to win a letter
in our athletic events, a student must meet certain requirements. Boys must play eight quarters in football. In basketball, due to the fact there are more games scheduled, boys are required to play ten quarters and girls are required to play in six quarters. Baseball boy s are required to play nine innings of scheduled games. The regulation for both boys and girls in track is to be a point winner at the county track meet.
Any player who is ineligible three times during one season of a spoit will not receive a letter. A player must also be recommended by the coach and be in good standing at the end of the season of the sport he takes part in. The player must conduct himself in a sportsmanlike manner during the duration of the sport. No student can receive more than two letters in his high school career but a certificate is given every time a player meets the requirements for a sport of the year. No student can win letters in two successive years, therefore a player who receives his first letter in his junior year will not get one his senior year. A person receiving a letter his Freshman year may receive one as a Junior. If a person receives a letter when a Sophomore, he may receive one in his Senior year.
Our school has been on the University of Michigan accredited list continuously since 1927.
All except four of the girls in the high school are in the girls glee club.
Three Senior girls have brothers in the Freshmen class and three Senior boys have sisters who are Freshmen.
There has been a Smith-Hughes teacher in Tekonsha High School since 1930. The teachers have been Mr. Stroud, Mr. Bruce nad Mr. Wissman.SOCIALFreshmen-Soph. Party
On Friday night, October 14, 1938, the superior Sophomore class entertained and initiated a large group of Freshmen into our hig.i school.
The ones on the initiating committee had previously written out several nursery rhymes and made paper hats with celebrated Mother Goose characters on them. The Freshmen were taken into the west room where they were each given a rhyme, hat and what material was necessary for them to act out the rhyme. When ready, one by one had to come out and give it in front of the sophomores and teachers in the assembly room. Many were the red faces and forgotten lines as tf.ey looked at the dignified sophomores. Ronald Shedd acted as master of ceremonies and introduced the Mother Goose characters.
The second act of the initiation was in charge of Velma Dean and Mae Hawkins. The Freshmen were divided into pairs, a boy and a girl. They stood in the doorway and were handed a suitcase containing a smock, hat, shirt and necktie. At the starting signal they were to run to the middle of the room in a certain length of time or the angry gods would cast their evil spirits upon them. Then they were to open the case and get into the clotr.es of the opposite sex. After every button was buttoned, they had to take them off, pack them and scurry away. The prize was won by Ronald Moore and Virginia Yost. Also two sophomores had to do it or else the Freshmen would revolt. Dorothy Martinson and Glenn Camp were elected and did right well for themselves.
The third and last was a relay race. Two lines were lined up, boy and girl alternately. Each was given a toothpick which had to be placed between the lips and each side had a candy lifesaver. The object was to pass this lifesaver from your toothpick to the one of the next person without dropping it or using your hands. Because the sophomores were the smaller in number and because of the jokes and bright remarks that they passed to the Freshmen, the latter turned the trick and the Sophomores were forced to do the same. Later, games directed by Virginia Haynes and Mrs. Warwick were played by both grades until the final call for lunch.
We were ushered into the music room where a buffet luncheon was served by the six Sophomore girls with the help of Mrs. Warwick, Miss Ash and Mrs. WTiss-man. There was a long table upon which was a white tablecloth and lighted tapers. The menu consisted of salad, relishes, several different types of sandwiches, and cocoa served with marshmellows.
After supper there was a small group here and there and they enjoyed themselves in anyway that they chose. New dance steps were learned, and also the solution of the Camp brothers mysterious way of taking snap shots with the aid of a silver knife.
Soon after the party broke up, the Freshmen and Sophomores left arm in arm, all one of our school.Junior-Senior Prom
Ears buzz and everybody is asking - Who are you taking to the prom? Are you invited to the prom?
Although we don’t know now we will be sure and find out the night of the prom, which is dated for sometime in the latter part of May.
The Juniors are busily applying themselves to the duties needed to put on the prom. The class president appointed the following committees:
Decoration - Leo Long
Phyllis Shumway Ernest Waffle
Refreshments - Richard Olney Eleanor Culver Jean Blashfield
Entertainment - Eloise Randall Richard King Lester Senker
The Decoration Committee plans a most original scene which we hope will be enjoyed by all. Also refreshment and entertainment committeess plan something that will be different than ever before.
Because the Junior Class is the smallest in quite a few years, there will be slight changes made in the general tradition which has been carried out in the past years.
A very popular orchestra will be present that evening and furnish entertainment for dancing which is scheduled for most of the evening.
We plan to have the prom held at the Marshall Country Club and we can assure you of an original and entertaining evening.
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Hioh school Parties
■ ■■Mil % Vllwwl ■ dill The first high school party we had this year was held at the school house on Nov. 18. The party began at seven-thirty and admission was twenty cents or your high school ticket. The entertainment was furnished by a midway that consisted of games and contests. Prizes were presented to the winners. We also played ping pong and cards. Dancing was another diversion with music by the Williams orchestra. About eleven o’clock sweet cider and doughnuts were served us. After that we departed for home or elsewhere. March 10 we had another party but it was somewhat different than the first as we didn’t hove a midway. Instead dancing was the most popular, and for those who didn’t care to dance, there were Chinese checkers and ping pong. For music we had Arthur Ball’s electric phonograph with all of the popular songs. Tr.e refreshments were cake and jello. Due to the fact that we were allowed three school parties this year we had another one n May 5, 1939, which was held at the school house. Dancing was again the popular demand. We had Arthur Ball and music back again. Others played Chinese checkers, ping pong and other types of games. Refreshments were served later in the evening. We feel that the last party of the year was the biggest success and hope that next year we will have as many or more. We are now having school parties rather than individual class parties as was the custom two years ago. At that time each class attempted to put on a party. Many times the only form of diversion was to attend a picture show. It was believed by the students that more parties could be enjoyed by all, better parties and the expence less. It proves to be more economical if one is paying their nickle a week. If the nickle a week has not been kept up, the student may pay twenty cents for the party. Let us continue with the same plan next year. The “All High School Party” has proved to be a bigger success and are better liked by the majority of the students than individual class parties.
7 School started
8 Election of Class Officers
9 Student Council Meeting
-21 Teachers Institute
15 Senior Play
22 High School Party
7 Minute Pictures taken.
8 Debate with Homer.
9 Pep meeting - First basketball game with Sherwood
13 Class meeting at 3:40 (Seniors) get pictures back
14 Basketball sponsored supper to help pay for new suits
15 Decided not to give teachers Christmas presents
Gave money back 1G School closed for two week Christmas vacation. Assembly program
3 School opened again. Students decided that vacation wasn’t long enough
4 Orchestra met
5 Secured a basketball game with Springfield Place
9 Voted for Student Council members
10 Special part practice for Operetta
12 Glee Club met
13 Basketball game with Springfield Place
17 Glee Club
20 Amateur program
24 Special parts for Operetta
25 Semester tests began
27 Semester tests over
2 Debate with Montgomery
6 Senior class meeting to decide class colors, flowers and motto
7 Pep meeting for Homer game
10 Basketball game with Montgomery
13 Half of school absent with Flu
14 School still ill
15 Still sickness
1G Mr. Canfield sick with flu
17 Game with Sherwood postponed.
21 Basketball game with Homer
24 Operetta - “Love Pirates of Hawaii”
27 Annual staff meeting
28 Basketball game with Starr Commonwealth
3 Seniors chose diplomas
9 Six weeks exams
10 Assembly Program
14 Got our report cards
17 Speech contest
22 Mrs. Warwick ill
23 Mrs. Warwick better
24 Junior Play - “Mr. Bob’ Letters awarded
27 Last Monday before spring vacation
30 4-H Style Revue at Baptist Gym.
31 Spring vacation starts. Voted on Who’s Who 10 School started again
14 First part of Annual went to press
19 Senior Skip Day
12 Semester exams
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it on the road. DRUGS, WALL PAPER
We will do our share toward And
making your relations with —- Soda
this Bank both profitable JOua
and pleasant. TEKONSHA, MICHIGAN
The First State Bank
josits insured in Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
TEKONSHA, MICHIGAN Home Killed Beef — Pork — Veal Fruits — Vegetables Groceries For Less We Furnish The Table Complete
RANDALL’S MILLING CO.
Louis J. Sailors PORTRAIT and COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Kodak Finishing — — Picture Framing
108 West Michigan Ave. Phone 92-F1
The SENIOR CLASS of TEKONSHA HIGH SCHOOL AND WISH THEM EVERY SUCCESS FOR THE FUTURE
e 39 Phone 273
iture and Rugs Funeral Directors
TAVERN Beer — Wine — Ale Home Cooked Meals Short Orders TEKONSHA, MICHIGAN
Students, Parents and Grads Always Have Received The Finest Of Work And Attention At
Barber and Beauty Shop “Bob” ’31 and Dorothy ’33
McClure Hardware Co.
Phone 13 MARSHALL, MICHIGAN BOYDELL PAINTS and VARNISHES
Silverking Bicycles General Hardware Sporting Goods
Buy Pure Milk From A Clean Sanitary Dairy For A Delightful Refreshment On Warm Days DRINK OWEN’S CHOCOLATE MI1| and
OWEN’S ORANGE JUICE TEKONSHA, MICHIGANAdvertising
PROSPERITY AND HAPPINESS FOR CLASS of 1939
RANDALL Chicken Products Co.
BEER and ALES SANDWICHES LUNCHES
COMPLIMENTS OF DUEL’S
Schnaitman Bros. MARSHALL, MICHIGAN
QUALITY MEATS Wilson Bros. Furnishings
Palm Beach Suits for Summer
MARSHALL, MICHIGAN Arrow Shirts
White Flannel Trousers
B. V. D. Underwea
Building Materials COAL
To The Members Of This Class And Best Wishes To The Class And Faculty.
We Congratulate You And Wish You Success
j FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY GOLF SUPPLIES
)Sherman and Duffield
PECK’S Drug Store
YOUR HOME OWNED DRUG STORE WITH LOWEST PRICES
C. Sherman W. J. Duffield
138 West Michigan Ave.
We Serve The Best Artie Ice Cream At Our Fountain
DRESSES and HATS J. H. CRONIN
For Dresses and Hats Becoming To You,
You Should Be Coming To Us. DRY GOODS
Also Carry A Complete Line Of AND
eessories At Moderate Prices. LADIES READY-TO-WEAR
The POWER SHOP MARSHALL, MICHIGAN
131 West Michigan Ave.
1 MARSHALL, MICHIGAN
BIG CHIEF YOUR FATHER
Bakery And Your
BABY CHIEF GRANDFATHER
GROCERY Traded At
ELMER CAREY RANDALL’S
Phone 71 Its Still A Good
Place To Trade.
5c to $5 Store
CONGRATULATIONS Mel Upston
From FOUNTAIN SERVICE
JAMES GRAY Best Ice Cream
Mobiloil and Mobilgas In
Repair Work Auto Parts T obacco
Phone 2902 And
jregory’s Confectionary STOP AT Furner’s Food Shoppe
Courteous and Friendly Servi:e ICE CREAM and CANDY Musical Instruments Free Dancing When You Come To MARSHALL Delicious Meals When You Go Take Home Some Of Our
Marshall, Michigan Fine Baked Goods and Candy
Thelma Jury HIGHEST PRICES
DRY GOODS and READY-TO-WEAR For Cream and Eggs
Phone 189 BARGAINS IN GROCERIES
146 West Michigan Ave. O. VINCENT SON
WE APPRECIATE HEALTH FIRST Pasteurized Milk Is The Only
YOUR PATRONAGE Safe Milk For Health
SHANE’S PLACE YOUR ORDERS NOW
| LADIES READY-TO-WEAR Hitchcox Dairy
50 West Michigan Ave. Milk, Cream, Cottage Cheese, Buttermilk, Butter, Eggs,
TTLE CREEK MICHIGAN Krim-Ko, Orangeade PASTEURIZED PROTECTIONAdvertising ---------------------------
EVERYTHING YOU NEED AT THE RIGHT PRICES
E. H. Warner
COAL — FEED — SEED — FERTILIZER —
Charles McElhenie, Mgr.
CHEVROLET SALES CO.
NEW and USED CARS Service On All Makes Genuine Chevrolet Parts Phone 66 Daryl Hoeltzel, Mgr. TEKONSHA, MICHIGAN
WE SPECIALIZE IN CHICKEN And STEAK DINNERS
1 I 1 Main St.
DUDLEY Paper Co.
LANSING, MICHIGAN PAPER MERCHANTS
Ray C. Pryser 142 Winter Street Battle Creek, Mich.
Motor Cleaning Tires Compliments OF Milliman's SUPER SERVICE Shellubrication Washing Batteries—Accesj
Jenkins Standard Service
106 Main Street STANDARD PRODUCTS ATLAS TIRES Phon
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COMPLIMENTS OF Charles 1. Vance All Types Of Insurance Tekonsha, Michigan naverioBny CONGRATULATIONS To The CLASS OF 1939 TEETERS’ Service TEKONSHA, MICHIGAN
COMPLIMENTS OF BRIMMER'S BARBER SHOP Tekonsha, Michigan WARWICK’S CITY SERVICE GAS STATION TEKONSHA, MICHIGAN
Wagoner Cartage If You Have Anything To Move, Hire A Registered Hauler And Avoid Having Your Goods Confiscated. SharSes Wagocasa Phone 6807 TEKONSHA, MICHIGAN COMPLIMENTS OF The SENIOR CLASS TO Dr. D. B. Morrison For His Courtesies
COMPUMENTS Of Book Shop School Books Office Supplies Typewriters Adding Machines Fountain Service Gobe’ins Chocolates Marshall, Michigan
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