Union High School - Aurora Yearbook (Grand Rapids, MI)
- Class of 1944
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UN ION HIGH SCll00L
GRAND lmvms, MICHIGAN
Table of Contents
Conforming with the times but
progressing toward the future,
the American boys and girls of
today are awakening to the
advantages of living in a democ-
racy. Their school activities,
classes, sports, teachers and
friends have shown this gener-
ation "what we're fighting for"
in the bitter struggle about us.
The pace may have been swift
during the past years, but, des-
pite the turmoil, the tasks of the
school semesters were not left
unaccomplished. In each ven-
ture we have acquired human
understanding along with coop-
eration, fun, excitement, and
knowledge never to be for-
As you scan through this Aurora
we hope to show you how the
Democracy of Union lligh
School, though functioning on a
small scale, teaches youth to
think clearly and build a sound
foundation to combat the evils
of intolerance and greed.
MISS MARY MAC LENNAN
To Miss Mary Maclaennan, chairman of the mathematics department at
Union High School, the Aurora Staff of 194114 sincerely dedicates this yearbook.
An ardent worker in thc mathematics department, she has inspired many
a student to study mathematics. Her love for this particular field and its develop-
ments is shown in her teachings. Her interest in every individual and her
willingness to help a troubled student during her own valuable time has influ-
enced many a wavering student back to studying with a new determination.
This year in cooperation with the war effort she taught a class of boys in
Algebra IV, preparing them for the services which they will render for their
The commendable qualities of patriotism and cooperation complementing
her superb teaching abilities make her the beloved teacher that she is.
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To the familiar tune of the hanging and clanging of
lockers. each school clay opened and closed. Life was
well-rounclell. with such features of the year as the senior
play. Junior Prom. noon-hour dancing. and asselnhlies
composing the lighter side.
These 'flittle things" are the pleasures that contribute to
the Anlerican way of life, and that is what we are fight-
ing to preserve.
PRUYVI PRANCIQRS BEST FfN'l'l' FORVY.-XRD
Fm-Ilmer. Youngs. Flipse. Wolfson, Carey, Simpson l.nBaron. Cehelnk, Yun Hemlignn. Andrew. Byrne
Aekermzm, Whitaker. Axforal
Swin Your artner
lt's the morning after the night heforel Daybreak hnds Miss Unionite still dreaming of
swishing formals, the enchanting refrains or ldddie Koul's band, the dazzling decorations, and
her perfectly charming escort fthat poor fellow who suffered because of gas rationing, a scuffy
shine on his No. l8 shoes, plus musty etiquettej. When these are added together, the sum is
the super Junior-Senior Prom, at which the juniors were grand hosts and hostesses on the
evening of May 5.
Vlfith c4Wings Over Union" as the theme, the Frollies of '44 went zooming to success. For
seven successive years, Miss MacDonald, girls' gym teacher, has presented the Frollies, and
has heen in charge of the matinee performance. This year the two evening performances were
sponsored by the Community Council with Miss Geraldine Masters acting as chairman.
The Frolliettes, a traditional feature, were received enthusiastically by the audience, and
the individual acts, successfully
N"'N'H"'f" WH supplementing it, made the pro-
Menowell, Lucusse. llammonsl, NV:-it-anm. Timmerman. Vader, . . .
Wordmark. 'lk-rp-tra. Bluulnfieltl. Foster, Tomnsik. Morse. Smith. orranfl hltrhly' entgftalnlng An
Gruenlmuer. and others. C Ft '
added attraction was a play en-
titled mfhe lighthouse Keepergs
Daughter," presented by the
To the savage heat of Harry
James or the mellow strains of
Glenn Miller, jitterhugs cut loose
during the noon-hour on Wednes-
day and Friday in the girl's gym.
The dancing, sponsored hy the
Victory Council, with George
Kurijan in charge, did much to
relieve the routine of study on
these two days. A three-cent
charge was used to purchase the
latest records and other noon-
Lights iliml X slnnlowl ,-X seretnnl
'lliese hair-raising hlnipf' filletl rnainy an
anxious moment for the illllllPIll'i' when
the first senior plav, ".Xrst-nit' antl Oltl
lace" was presentefl on ,lilllllillf 20 aintl
21. lvlillll l'lllll'Zll'l0I'S were portrayetl hy
'Xnn Smith, lfvelyn l.l1flIl,XVlllli1fTl Uruen-
hauer, lllaine liinclig, Riuliartl Smith.
llugh liorniemly, :incl Patrieia Norclnnlrk
untler the clirem-tion of Mr. Stanley
.'Xlhers. :X repeat IlI'l'fUI'fI12lIlI,'P was given
on llehruziry li as a rewarcl to every
An uproarious hit of the matinee per-
formance in the lsrollies of 'Vl f,"1 4 was a
truth-antl-c-onsequentte program put on by
seniors, ,lzufquelin Reiner anfl Alvin
Among the unlueky victims were Doris
Swanson, Helen Flipse, Uuaane Kala-
wart, ancl llarolcl Van Allslnirg. lfeetling
ouch other ice Cream cones while hlincl-
folcletl untl proposing to a boy mlressecl
as a girl were the oorisequences inflicted
on those unable to answer the quiz-
.XNFYXXIR UR Sl i-'iflili
Reiner. Moran. Fixlfer
Fir-it Row -1 Ixinclig. Ilowkznnp. Whitaker. Cruenbuuer.
Sen-ond Huw - Lund. L Smith. Nurllluurk. R. Smith. lNr-I-un,
Hillpen-t 1'1- I. Ilelluun. lleyriex. Hlekkind. Kennedy
The teachers stepped out of role when they starrefl
in the pantomime, Wfhe Lighthouse Keeper! Daugh-
terf' a highlight of the '44 lfrollies. Mr. Stiehl took
the romantic leatl with Miss lXf'I21i7DtPHHlll as his Htlumb
clevoteclf' Mr. Kemp fairly livecl the part of the
villain while Nlr. Hess anal Miss Smalliclge played
the parental roles antl Mr. .Nllmers narraterl.
Miss MacDonalcl's peeping panlalets and a meager
set-fa hat rack as the wincling Sii1lI'CilS0Zilflll0Ll
to the hilarious skit.
MR. Al,lSliR5. WH. STIICIII.. MR. KICWIP, MR. YUH5. 'Vllbss 'VI L
DONALD. MISS SMALLIDGIC
With Mr. Stiehl as
faculty manager the tin d '
C , can rive reached
success. The competitive spirit carried on hetween home rooms
gained incentive hy the presentation of flag t
. g se to the room
having the highest numher of cans per person for the previous
week. Among the rooms receiving possession of the set were:
129. 349, 234 A, 229 A, 347, 24-5, and 42.
The minute-man llaff aw
C y t e govern-
ment in May, 1943, was not raised until November of the
new school year, when a record of ninety per cent had hcen
achieved by the students in purchasing bonds and stamps. With
the intensive leadershi of tl V'
. p 16 ictory Council the goal was
arded to the school h h
Ring! lt's the 2:30 bell!
V This clang is followed b
TIN CAN ALLEY
a dash for the main en-
trance hy those who have
to he at work at 3 onclock.
MR. STll'illL. Morrison, Vanden Hut,
Heyhoer, Swat-in, Zoel, Sanders, Ol-
As these greenhorn clerks,
druggists, war workers, tel-
ephone operators, and vari-
ous other novices stampede
out, they thrust their Hpass-
portsl' forward for a hasty
inspection by the service
squad member at the door.
A Mcounterfeit passi' d0esn't
get out of the door with
these squad members on
duty under the supervision
of their 'gChief lnspectorw
C. A. Everest.
TO 'l'llE MINUTE
First Row-Maxon, Kurujian, Canfield, Mar Dowell, Vander
Molen, lilekking. MR. BAZUIN, Kennedy, Vander Veen, Vader,
Lapinski, Croolers, Thresher.
Sen-ond Row-Snellink, Kurjian, Vcrhar, Smiller, Mergen
lhaler, Hendrivk-son Wlestu ld
. . .' -e K, Thorpe, Damson, Byrne, De
Vreint, 0'llearn, Blok.
Third Row 1 Altm
2 an, Smith, Van Utlern, Thomkins, Amer-
lund, De Roos, Boyer, Marsh, Litlell, Czuhui, Simpson, Lam-
Fourth Row-Anderson. Nelson, XVnlfson, De Haan, Van
Oss, Lundberg, Beglhel, llavelhorsl, Gommeson, Bigelow.
OFF T0 W'0l!K
Standing-For-tuin. Bakker, Verhey, Nelson.
Seated - Zeelf.
Assemblies to boost the sale of bonds and stamps were fre-
quent throughout the school year. An original radio skit clev-
erly written by Jacquelin Reiner. entitled mllhe Gilbert liamilyu
and picturing the effect of war shortages on the every-day life
of an American family, contributed greatly to the success of
these assemblies. The east consisted of James Van Oosten.
Francis Nelson, Cleo Vander lllolen, Hugh Kennedy. and Jac-
A new lunch-devouring system to round up fellow classmates
was ushered in the last semester. Seniors. their heirs, and the
ufollow-upsl' rushed in to the separate rooms at ll :30 o'clock.
plopped in seats. and filled the rooms with paper-rattling. food-
crunching, and tongue-bale
bling. liaeh hgangl' was
under the eagle-eyes of a 1'm,url.m3n'rrwnm'
host and hostess chosen
from the senior class.
Johnny Unionitc was sud-
denly awakened from a
pleasant day-dream by
three blasts from the siren.
An air-raid drill! He hur-
ried straight to his locker.
donned his coat and hat,
Hlled his arms with valu-
ables. and hustled to the
hall near 131. There. hud-
dled against the lockers, he
awaited the all-clear signal.
Johnny, like all Americans,
would be ready if neces-
Kennedy, Vander Nlnlen. Yan llosten.
LYNCH Ml NCIIERS
Slanlling - MvD0vfell. Turner
Sc-:neil - First Row 1lngersoll. liourlzwuard, Bow-
Second Huw - Voss, Johnsen. Cantielcl. van Allnburg
Third Row -Vzuler. liflsingn, V4-rhvy, lNi:uloxnski
Fourth llnw-Zetli, liueasse, Tilnlnerlnznn, and others
MR. Fll.LlNllS0lN, Artlrey,
Daniels. Barrel. Curune.
- Everythin From
Dancing to latest records, buying cokes, and playing
ping pong are just a few of the enjoyable recreational
opportunities offered by Club Co-Ed. Supported by
funds from the local social agencies, the new recrea-
tion eenter located in tl1e Manufacturers Building is
for all senior high students. Cleo Vandermolen and
Louise Vandenberg represent Union on the board.
Licking the sugar off their mouths has become a
favorite pastime for those who buy the delicious
doughnuts that are sold after school. The sales are
sponsored by various clubs as a means for raising
money to carry out their activities. These after-school
sales 'chit the spotw and are appreciated by students
and teachers alike.
For the first time at Union, students may have a
share in the care of the library. Assisting Miss Gus-
tafson, librarian, are seventeen tenth, eleventh, and
CLUB Collin twelfth grade students, who check hooks, mount pic-
Vfmdcn Berg, Vu-Hier Mulen, Memenlh:-len Van OOSIBHQ tures, and keep the shelves in order. With Dorothy
Wolfson, Reiner. Orlh
Simmons as president, the club has helped to make
the library a pleasant place for study.
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The hell rings at ll:30 and hy ll:f'32 the cafe-
teria is filled with students and teachers hungrily
awaiting their turn in line. Snatches of cheerful con-
versation and odors of delicious food dominate the
atmosphere for twenty minutes. lfood prepared in a
highly nutritious and appetizing way encourages many
students to huy a warm lunch rather than hring one
MA pad of paper, a hag of potato Chips, and two of
those green pencils. pleasefl These requests can be
heard heforc school, during noon hour. or at 3 130
near our husy school store. Helping alloc" llazuin
are Jerry Simpson, Norma lleyer, and Alice Moxon.
juniors, and Madge Lellaron, senior.
Remember that extra added vacation we had this
year when the janitors went on a strike? Vile didnat
realize how important they were in our school life
until we didnlt have anyone to keep the school warm.
clean, and lighted. Lahoring long after we go home.
the janitors strive hard to keep Union spotless inside
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MISS HELEN OLSON
FIRST CLASS ASSISTANTS
Johnson. MISS OLSON. Swanson, De WWII, Crowley
Guidin ur ays
Student guidance was an important part of every teacher's work during the year. The
plan set up by Mr. Everest provided for the assignment of every student to a personal
counsellor. This plan gave untold help to many students in planning their life work
and adjusting their present problems.
The pleasing personality of Miss Helen Olson, office clerk, in coordinating our school
life was appreciated by all those who were helped by her. fXn etlicient student force
aided Miss Olson in her varied functions.
MAN T0 MAN
Anderson. Heybuer, Puter. Verecz-ken, Vander Ploeg. MR. MAROUSEK
'Vllis MAY l10Nl,0N
MISS Gl'IRAl,IllNl-I M.-KSTICRS MR. ICDWIKRII HENRY
In addition to the regular work of instilling the ideals of gXmeriean life in a
studentls mind, the soeial science department added a new course dealing with the history
of modern Europe. This class taught by Mr. lNlarousek was not only interesting hut most
informative, as were the many other classes in the department, which is headed hy Miss
May Conlon. Miss llunn and Mr. Liskey specialized in the junior high school suhjeets
while Miss Zur Muehlen., Mr. Henry, and Miss Masters devoted their talents to senior high
school students, all truly presenting in our history classes the American ideals and
heritage for which we are Hghting.
MR. I-ILMER I.lSlxI-21' MISS Lltlilltltl-1 I1l'NlN. MISS ICDITII YKN WICKLIN MIK. LIQUNKRII M.XIl0ltSlIx
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MISS EMMA Zl R MUIIIIIN
S-p-e-l-l-i-n-g d-a-y came back to school in full force with the beginning of our school
year. Every Monday was devoted to lessons in a spelling tablet, and the rest of the week
to grammar, composition, and literature. New composition books with much personal guid-
ance, both practical and lively, added stimulus to the English course of study.
Preparation of senior students for college English was featured in a class under Miss
Thomasmais supervision. Miss Perschbacher, in her English literature class, taught senior
students to understand and appreciate the ideals and life of the English people through their
writings. ln addition to her regular English subjects, Miss Heseltine
instructed two classes in journalism in the art of feature writing, par-
ticularly for the yearbook. Two new classes under the guidance of
Miss Smallidge and Miss Laible were organized to give special help
to students having unusual difficulties with English.
Mr. Meyering and the Misses Quinlan, Thomas, Laible, Allen, and
Scholes, as usual, laid many a firm foundation in their students,
mind as to the effective use of English and the fun to be found in
A committee made a study of possible new literature books for
tenth- and eleventh-grade general English classes. Mr. Meyering headed
...E a film committee which presented excerpts from HCaptains Courageousw
fe-sf if A for personal guidance work in all English classes.
MR. 5'I'ANLI'IY ALBER5
MISS MYRTLE HICSELTINE
MISS VALOIIA QIIINLAN, MISS RUTH CARPENTER,
MISS LILLIAN THOMAS
MR. LEONARD MEYERING
MISS GRACE THOMASMA
emoeratie ree S eec
The charm and value of Latin were imbued in many a studentis mind through the inspiration of
Miss Blake. Students found that although Latin is a "dead languagen, in that it is no longer
spoken in any country, it is a foundation for many other languages.
Spanish, another foreign language in the curriculum, proved interesting not only because of
the fine teacher, Miss Carpenter, but also because of the interesting projects carried on by the
class. The advanced Spanish students not only translated their plays but enacted their lessons
in the form of a play.
In the public speaking department the forceful expression of good
English was of first importance. The pupils who developed the most under
Mr. Alber,s tutelage in his speech classes took part in an inter-school
speech contest, while the best students in the debate class held positions on
the' successful debating team which won a regional honor for excellence
in this field. In addition to teaching public speaking, Mr. Albers also 'P
directed the senior play.
Miss Grace Thomasma successfully sponsored American Education
Week, Book Week, and the yearly Vocational Institute for senior high
Mrs. Alice Peckham, former librarian, spent a day giving many classes
lively reviews of new books.
MISS ETHEI. SCHOLI-IS
MISS OLGA PISRSCHIIACHER
MISS DOROTHY BLAKE
MISS MABEL ALLEN
MISS LAVINA LAIBLE
MISS CLARA SMALLIGIS. Wheeler. W'iIson. and W'ulc-on
rainin ost- ar Scientists
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P Nm. ouma STIEHL
A penetrating odor in the chemistry lab, a skeleton hanging in another room, an exclamation
from some unfortunate person who received a shock in the physics lah are the typical setting for
Work in the science departments. The belief of many that science is the key to the post-War
World was shown by the greatly increased number of persons who took the various courses offered
at Union. The large number of both boys and girls taking physics alone required four classes to
The science department also offered courses in general science and biology. Physiology and
hygiene were taught by Mr. Smelker, newcomer to the faculty thistyear.
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Mathematics was advanced at Union this past year by the introduction of two new subjects.
Refresher math, one of the several new subjects added to the curriculum for the benefit of the
senior boys, helped them to review the basic principles of mathematics and thus prepare for their
future in the armed services of our country. Algebra IV was another course offered to those
desiring advanced work in this field of study. The increased interest in mathematics was not only
indicated by the new courses but also by the increased enrollment in classes.
All those interested in specializing in this field found an adequate schedule of subjects, capably
MR. TIIICOIJUIIE IVIIYFOGLIE MISS DOIKOTIIY ,IANIC FARII, MISS Il KIIRlIC'I"l' SCIIROICIIISR
oul and Bod.,
Continuing the cultural education needed for post-
war days, the vocal classes presented their usual
Christmas program and a spring concert entitled
NSongs of the Western Hemispherew. Featuring
classical numbers, the instrumental department gave
its eleventh annual Spring Concert May ll.
The library provided lively reading material.
JENNINCS. MISS FLORICIXCIC IIESI'
MISS IEIJl'I'Il BARKIEIK
MH. MILO Sl'Kl'I'
'YIISS ALICE GIISI'-KFSON
The art students made pictures to brighten the lives
of many wounded soldiers in the hospitals and pro-
grams for the state P.'l'.A. Convention.
Because body-building was especially emphasized,
a live-day-a-week physical training program was exe-
cuted for the senior boys.
As in previous years, the sight-saving department
assisted many students in accomplishing school assign-
MISS M,KIICARIC'I' MNC INIYVXLII MISS I-'LORENCE PARSELL
eating the emand
With the clickity, click of the typewriter the second
floor echoes the sounds of fervent business activity.
Here, as well as in the classes of bookkeeping, short-
hand, and retail selling, patience is needed. These
various clerical classes are striving to meet wartime
needs by teaching youngsters more skill in less time
in order to till the various demands for bookkeeping,
clerical, and stenographic positions.
MISS MARIE M1-DI-IRM1 ITT
MISS IDA YVILLISUN
MR. ARTIIKR AYERY
Says Mr. Avery, head of our business department,
HCalls come daily into school asking for people with
this business knowledge to till innumerable jobs, but
often they have to be turned down because available
students have not taken enough business courses to fill
the required jobfl
Mr. Barr, school treasurer, not only teaches busi-
ness courses here at Union, but for nearly three years
has been using his knowledge to keep account of all
school organization funds.
MR. I-'ORREST LAIR MR. FORRI-IST BARR
ome- rout Trainees
Cirls in the home economics field have certainly gone modern. They are now aiding the
war effort by helping at the day nurseries at nearby schools. Food and material shortages
are also problems which they are learning to overcome.
ln foods classes this year the girls were taught to make meals requiring few points but
possessing sufficient vitamins. They also learned how to market, how to get the best for their
From new or used material girls proved that they were really handy with a needle and
thread. According to records, they are speeding up production, making twice as many
articles as before.
lnteresting subjects studied by the personal regimen class were personal grooming, boy-
girl relations, and getting the most for the money.
Mrs. Margaret Alderman, dietitian, had charge of the school cafeteria.
MISS INA DENNIS MISS MARJORIE FIELDNER MISS MAUDE TRAUT
MRS. MARGARET ALDERMANN, MRS. HATTIE STEBBINS MISS HARRIETTE LUNDBERC
Second- ine efemlers
'l'o meet the increasing need for a strong force of workers on our second line of defense,
the industrial classes offered those enrolled an opportunity to practice a trade with less pre-
vious training than usual.
The line work done by the student printers was proved by the school advertising material
which they printed as one of their projects. To fill wartime vacancies in the printers' shops,
a new course on the fundamentals of printing and type-setting was offered to girls, who
responded with an overflowing class.
The electric classes, which have grown larger, have been following an outline of study
instituted by the government to prepare the boys as electricians when they enter the services.
The other shops, among which are woodworking, machine shop, sheetmetal, auto shop, and
mechanical drawing have prepared many boys for specialized work both on the home front
and in the armed forces.
MR. ROY CHANIBICRLAIN MR. DEE REYICNDI-IRS MR. GEORGE GI'Y MR. CHARLES RAVER
MR. HARRY IDFXTI-IR MR. PA!-L MARCKWARITT MR. ERNEST VREl'Il.AND
Thinking hau-k four years. the graclnate revalls entering
the ninth grade. an swift little figure. sei-rc-tively aliraiel of
the future. How speedy and joyously those years have
come-anll gone. And now she and hen' 1-lassnmtes face
that same lnysterions future. They will fight. they will
work. for they know that these happy S1-hool days are.
among other things, worth fighting for.
On the nineteenth day of January, 1944, We of Union High School lost a friend, a com-
panion, and one of our most promising students. Jerome Bonczkowski was well-liked and
respected by every student and teacher at Union. His well-known smile, characteristic of his
easy disposition, was always a pleasant feature about our halls.
Jerome lost his life while skiing over the hills of John Ball Park, the day before his seven-
teenth birthday. Skiing, tennis, and ping pong were among Jeromels favorite pastimes, but his
trumpet commanded the greater portion of his time. He was a member of the Union band for
many years and played with various dance hands from time to time.
For many years to come, Jerry will be remembered by his innumerable friends.
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Servive Squad 4
Girl Reserves 4
Mixed Chorus 1-2-3-4
Senior Girls' Glee 2-4
Service Squad 3
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rora Staff 4
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Burton Bowman, Sylvia Bronner, Myrtle
Senior Counsellor 4
Student Council 3-4
Aurora Staff 4
Serviee Squad 3-4
Spanish Club 3-4
Spanish Cllulm 3-4
Service Squad 3-4
Mixed Chorus 3-4
Girl Reserves 3
Spanish Club 2-3
Spanish Cluli 2-3
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Latin Club 3
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Senior Counsellor 4
Aurora Staff 4
Associate Editor 4
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B1 lgllf, Jr.
September and the end of a wonderful vacation
as l begin on this, the first day of enrollment, to
keep a few notes of not-to-be-forgotten memories.
The hustling and bustling of this first week of
school to find a seat in an unorganized class is not
an unusual condition, nor is the curious stare of my
classmates as a new teacher makes her appearance
in the hall.
It was announced in home room this morning
that we could carry only a half day program, which
sounded like great fun. The only thing that stopped
most of my pals was the idea of working the other
half. Not that we aren't very energetic, of course.
Jim VanOosten has cause to celebrate today as
he now must carry the duties of senior class presi-
dent on his broad shoulders. Our other mannish
odicers are Burt, Hugh. and Paul, who must also
carry their share of the burden on their equally
The Turkey Trot proved to be a grand ol' time
for everyone. Although we weren't in the best of
spirits, having lost the Little Red Jug to the Souths
erners, our souls were still at peace to know that
the boys played good, fair-and-square games which
entitled us to fifth-place honors on the league stand-
Vfvell, Dear Diary, here it is almost the end of
December, and very disappointing, too, as one of
our senior class projects was a total llopfthe
Senior Skip Day.
lVlid-term graduation last night put me in a very
sober mood, thinking of the boys being given di-
plomas now and in just a few months being issued
G.l. equipment. The halls are being cleared of
Came late this morning. missed the customary
Wlcdnesday morning senior meeting and must, con-
sequently, attend the tardy center for a half hour
Spent a hilarious evening at the senior class play,
HArsenic and Old Lacefi which was more than a
wonderful success. The prohts were enough for the
whole class to retire on.
Wfe were informed today that the Fourth Wfar
llond Drive with the Flying Squadron went over the
top as do most of our Victory Campaigns.
Ah! Those lovable janitors who took it upon
themselves and decided that we should have two
spring vacations. l shall cherish the memory of
And, Diary, today was very happy and eventful
for everyone as the basketball team came home with
the bacon - bacon here represents the city regional
trophy and also second place in the city league.
Something new was added when hosts and host-
esses were assigned to the grade lunehrooms to
guide the lunchers during the noon hour. Manyjs
the time their heads rebounded under the punch of
a flying lunchbag.
l bought my ticket to the Club Co-ed today. The
grand opening is next week.
Never have l seen a bunch of handsome lads and
gorgeous girls having a better time than was had
at the super-solid Junior Prom. Sweet music and
frilly formals galore.
lVly head is still pounding from the sound of all
the noise made last night at the Senior lVliXer. Oh!
Diary, we had so much fun playing ping pong.
dancing, and shuffle board. I'll never forget it.
Vllith a sparkling combination of delicious food
that you didn't have to give points for and inter-
esting after dinner speakers, the Honor Banquet
went over with a big bang.
And now, Dear Diary, I must close your cover
on an eventful year of happy memories as my
senior year has drawn to a close.
They Pass In Review
And we, the nlembers of the senior
class, snap to attention and salute
as the underclassmen come parad-
ing past. In the van fly banners
boasting of the prowess of the un-
derclassmen in the bond and tin
Heading the first division are the
juniors. new heirs to the title of
seniors, closely followed by the
The second division is headed by
the fl'0Slllll0ll who are planning
their high school program in prep-
aration for a better postwar world.
Last. but not least. 1'0lll0 the
seventh and eighth graders. buck
privates. who are studying hard
in preparation for their part in the
reconstruction period following
The review over, the units fall out
and the seniors go to fight for the
"Arsenal of Democracy" while the
underclassmen march back into
the Brain Arsenal to prepare to
fight for a newer and better world.
wllwo, pleasel Hcreis my dimclv
These requests, mixed with the mellow
music of the leading orchestras, ring familiar
tunes in the minds of all who attended the
after-haskethall game dances, sponsored hy
the junior class this year.
Started last year. these dances were enthu-
siastically carried on again hy a committee
of energetic juniors. Headed hy Richard
Crundman, they proved that the class of '45
is a group of husiness-minded students. The
money. secured from these dances. was used
for the biggest event of the school year-
thc Junior-Senior Prom.
Dolores De Vos
Marvin De Vries
Lois De W'ili
Rin-hard Dyk wirz
Ruth De Bruyn
Frances De Fouw
Mary .lane Dovkeray
la-una lionvzkou sk
Al4"l'ICR 'I'llE CAME IS UYICR
Lanski, Nelson, Mm-Dowell, Lum-asse. Flipse. Terpsira
Lu Nut- llvpler
slxi Nhirlvy illus-
'Vlnry 1,.... lim..-si
jl NIOR I-LXEQIS
Sean-sl 1 Mr. Iinrly
Standing - Yerhuur. N1-lsun. V6 ull'-on, Castor
F as es of '45
Coming through with llying Colors in lhv
junior class 1-lection were Irving Vilollson, a
promising clvhater. as presidentg liarlmara
Castor. vic'e-presidvntg Joycv Verhaar. sevre-
laryg and lfranczis Nelson, lrvasurer.
Many ac-livilivs w01'v l1lNl?1'li1lit'Il and af'-
vomplishefl hy the juniors, unclvr thc- wise
supervision of their adviser. Mr. lfarly. Tak-
ing charge of the sale of Frollies lickcls. thc
Class of 'I-5 provecl that lhey really posscssx-ml
the old 'isalcsman ahililyf' They also con-
mlllclvnl the enlcfr'laining claiicos alilur thc- hus-
ketlmll games. Class IIll'0lQlIlgIS xwre always
svn-nes of lrusy ITllllilS working together.
Maury ,lean jawubs
lzmmu IA-w is
Y irga-linv Longinn
IJ- Roy Mungus
Undaunted hy the horrors of Algebra III
especially and all suhjects in general. the
Class of 745 hoasts many students who come
through with high averages. Among these
intellectual individuals are: Irving Wolfson,
Francis Nelson, Richard Haan, Richard
Crundman, Jean Wapner, Rosemary liloom-
Helrl, Edith Altman, Amelia Christopolous.
Richard Dyk:-witz, Maxine Bostwick, Janet
Verheek. Carla Vllikstrom, Eugene Adams.
Jerry Simpson, Norma Beyer, Roland lieute.
Allwert Uurgstahler, Arend Bruinsma, Joan
Flora. Horace- Mourcr, Marylyn Terpstra,
Enid Strassler, Loraine Nowak, Dorothy Sim-
mons. Joyce Verhaar. Doris Van Daalen
Louise Ackman, Morris Caminer, and lvilliam
Dorothy Simm ons
Betty Joy:-e Phillippus
Mary ,lane Nelson
Simpson. Gaca, Youngs
llcnry Vzullllor lllnvg
lillvalrcl Yaintlc-r l.ink
,lui-lx Vander l'luf.w
nab Yun Dyke
llnruld Yun .Kllsburg
,lunieew Van lk-nnlugon
lloriw van lluulrn
Ilolnis V:nn'l lloli'
Amin-M Yun Y!-Nr-lmlyke
"Whose orelieslra shall we get?7' iisliall it
lie formal or semi-formal?i' These were
only a few of tlie many prolvlems faced by
the committee of juniors to plan tlie annual
Vlfitli ilu- help of Mr. Early, Chairman Holm
Youngs and luis fellow cfommilleenien solved
lliese pvrplexities by using Eddie Koulls 0r-
c-lieslra for harmony. sponsoring semi-formal
apparel. and providing palriolie decorations
of red. white. and lwlue for one of the most
enjoyalvle proms ever lu-ld at Ye Ulcle Alma
Sc-all-rl - Yfolfaon, Youngs. Flipse
Standing-Ximpson, Cnminer. Carey, MR. EARLY
Thin gala event was lu-ld Friday, May 5, in
the Dillingham gymnasium.
Hob Y ereelcen
,loyfe Yer llzmr
Johanna De Puy
Betty De vos
Pat De Vriend!
Nlavis De Witt
Robert De Young
Carlson, Braun. 0'llearn
,lc-an De Bok
Ruth Den llraber
la hes of '46
The Class of '46 get off to a rather late
start this year but after several futile attempts
to elect officers, in which the aspirants to
office were few and far lmetween, finally mau-
agecl to gain a complete lwallot during the
second semester. Those elected were Barbara
Ual-learn, presiclentg Dick Carlson, vice presi-
rlentg Roh lfaulkner, seeretaryg and George
Braun, treasurer. Mr. Guy served as sopho-
, E ""'
Sophomore home rooms have lJt'K'll particu-
larly enterprising this year. lloom Sill with
Edith Altman as homl anal stamp representa-
tive was the lirst one to achieve 100 per cent
in the lfourth Wlar Loan Drive. The other
sophomore home rooms, ISIZA, 234A, 33-"ll,
l4Cv. 2414. 132, 232. 228. 231, have nlaintainecl
high averages all year. ln room 234, which
includes many seniors, stamp sales were
sparked lay Sophomore Betty Grace.
"GOD BLESS AMERICA"
Standing 1 Poet
Fira! Row - WY:-iclenlnu-ller, Veldman, Carlson
Sem-onfl Row LMISS 'l'RAl"l', Marvue. Zelnan. Weilterl. Baer
'llhircl Row 1 Welders, Burgess. Vanllenrlegom
l-ldv ard llelzer
.l. Leal Kaufman
Hubert Miller :I
EXPLORERS IN MlCROSC0l'lCAl, REALMS
Marcus, Kerska, Kanehl
,lim Row an
Shrewd sophomores ponder over arduous
experiments in what seems to he a favorite
tenth-grade suhject, biology, and naturally
enough some, nnmoved hy the fear of hard
work, come through with high standards. This
group consists of Allan Marcus, Caroline
Bergman, Maryellen Brower, Mavis De Witt,
Herbert Wveidunfeller, Jean Wvapner, John
Hess. and Charles Sedan.
Newly organized. the Junior Girl Reserves
really got into the swing of things hy making
scraphooks for the U. S. U.. hemming wash
cloths for the lied Cross. and taking hrst
prize for the cutest table decorations at the
annual Girl Reserve hanquet helcl at the
With the help of their president. Carolyn
Berglundg vice-president. Mariam Seagreng
secretary, Alice Osadchuckg treasurer, Betty
Boryceg and their adviser, Miss Fieltlncr, the
girls made themselves known around School,
5eated- Fik. Berglund
Standing1B0ryce Seagrnn, Osadchurk, MISS FIELDNEK
Lt-on St. Pierre
Ken Vander llyde
Don Vander Laan
Beatrix-e Vanalcr Male
Doris Vande Yu-so
Marv in Verhaar
Ilona Yr-rw ys
Mart Ann Wkwstvclll
I.. D. Ze-vk
Bob Sw artz
Robert Yan Allsburg
,lat-ky Van ilenlerel
Harold Yan Loozenoorfl
Hiltlu Van Rae
Mary Ann Yokahitus
MISS lVlr'DlQRMOTT, Neper, Haacl:-ma, Milanoivski. Ackerman
David Haadsma was chosen president of
the freshman Class early in the yearg Vir
ginia Nepcr, vice presidentg Marcella
Milanowski, secretaryg and Arlene Acker-
man, treasurer. Miss McDermott acted as
The freshmen have been peppy partici-
pants in the numerous war drives that have
taken place within the school this year.
Members particularly helpful to the class
in serving as promoters of these drives
are Harry Havelhorst, Barbara Hazekamp,
Yvonne Hoekstasser, Shirley Flora, Merlin
Sumner, and Bob Lambert.
Lucille De Roos
Norm: Jean Haan
Mary inn Herrman
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A troop of second-line defenders was
making a forward march when freshmen
hoys started learning the knack of hand-
ling and using machines in the machine
shop this year under L'Inspector" Mr.
Close behind in a second rank were the
freshmen girls taking home economics. The
aroma of appetizing chow tickled the nos-
trils as it floated from Miss Fieldner's
kitchen while down the hall the whir of
sewing machines and clicking of needles
could he heard from Miss Lundbergis and
Miss Traut's rooms. Several of the fresh-
men girls completed their required year of
M KIIHINISTS l"lRS'l'-CLASS
Jnzynski. Polegn. llrirlley, Me-eery. Sparks
CREATING BETTER CITIZENS
Crane, Remaly, Czuhai
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Because of the coming national elections,
voting and the hallot system were investi-
gations of the topmost interest to the fresh-
men civics class this year under the
guidance of Miss Masters. These enlight-
ened youths of today will he the progres-
sive adults of tomorrow.
The discussion of current events tied the
present day happenings in with the theme
of studyfto learn the duties of a citizen
and to gain a better understanding of our
government and how it affects us.
Crackerjacks of the class were Peggy
Crane, Mearl Czuhai, and Lawrence
A rclella Trend!
Min-key Van Oosten
Gay Van Otteran
Frans-es Van Dyk
Alma Jean Yvelhun
It's 8:1201 New fied
the last strains of th
glings dash to beat
e clanging bell. Once
inside the comparative safety of the home-
room, the juveniles may settle down to the
business of making more noise than his
. seventh graders heartily
agree that it's a great life-and uso
grown-up too". The newcomers now ini-
tiated into the swing of high school have
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D ne a I out for activities and
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G 'rue IWW
HEARIN - ..-Anderson. Beyer Cullen' DUHIB7'
Standing: Chickv. Armstrong. H
Fig-sl Ruw"' ' ' '
b Knee-, Arn0lllv and others
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Second Row A
tions may be confusing, but url
plication tables d
D it er the
watchful eye of their teacher, Miss Van
Wlicklin, the eighth graders are gradually
learning the fundamentals of math. The
blackboard proves lo be helpful and inter-
esting when a junior mathematician is
stumped hy a story or a dillicult division
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'MISS Vi THEMA
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Many a seventh grader has a feeling of
fear and wonderment as he enters his new
life-high school. Divided into groups,
these newcomers meet once a week with a
senior counsellor who helps them iron out
their new problems and prepares them for
the day when they will be on their own as
ex., ve the Class of 1950.
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None the less energetic is the Girl Reserves Club which
has undertaken many projects, such as knitting afghan
squares, dressing dolls for the Santa Claus Girls, making
slippers, and providing for Christmas baskets. The
Y.W.C.A. was the scene of many of their banquetsg the
annual conference, which many Union girls attended,
and the co-ed dances.
6cAny bonds today?" Promoting the sale of bonds and
stamps is what the Victory Council, with Cleo Vander
Molen as president, specialized in. They also made a
commendable job of the Fourth War Loan Drive, not to
mention the several all-school committees such as the
Traveling Assembly and Vocational Week. Shown is a
grade representation of the council.
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The rhythmic snip-snip of scissors and the purr of a
sewing machine were proof enough that the making of
slippers and bedjackets by the Junior lied Cross, under
the leadership of Dorothy Ver Boom and the guidance
of Miss Dockeray, was a lalmorous project. These girls
also contributed to the USU., the China Fund, and
other social organizations.
Tmzv semi success
seated-in ..1.... er, Mergenlhulcr. Lundberg:
standing-,x.,,hr0,e, o'Henm, castor, cm.-ky
Toast to th est
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Our first toast goes to the two Dillingham Cup winners. P00
Cleo Vanderlllolen and Paul Blekking. The cup. given Sv6""1,Zf'x.:7'lQ,v
in memory of Mr. G. O. Dillingham, a former Union
teacher, is awarded for superiority in both scholarship 's"i'1s."0-,0"'ilfgf:f-,3'r-n,
S0 YOU ARE THE ONES
Cleo Vander Molen. Paul Blekking
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"ahh, tearful? Bei, Le,
"Un Na, BQ, V
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Next, a toast to the unusually large number of Gold
Key winners, nineteen in all. These students are named
by the faculty for their leadership in extra-curricular
activities, their character, service, and scholarship.
Last but not least. hercfs to the Christine M. Keck
Creative Arts Award winners: to Wilbur Bailey for
originality in mathematicsg Robert Godsey for historical
and literary insightg Elizabeth Pierson and Douglas
Morse for art ability. The Marion L. Jennings Scholar-
ship for excellent work in language goes to Robert
Godsey, Jim VanOosten, James Ranta, and Betty Barnaby.
Ann Hanawich receives the Home Economics Award.
Never a dull moment in the R. O. T. C.l Look at Company lf, training urookiesfi learn-
ing war from new manuals, and drilling hard to heat the arch rival Co. F. This year, with
enough new men to make three platoons in each company, the R. O. T. C. is working
hard on the home front.
Social leaders on this front are the sponsors - eight to each company. These girls
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are spoken of as morale builders hy the cadets. lhese morale builders drill and work
as hard as do the other cadets and, though
their drill never quite tops the fellows,
they certainly do just as Well at the art of
doing the right flank.
First Row-Van Auken. Reiner. Liuel.
Sevund Row-Busse. Yerhey, Sparks, Eckxnzln.
Third Row-De Witt. De Rom., Levenduwski,
Jueohs, llzunmonrl, Haxzekum p.
First Row -- Kinclig. llarrison. W'ysoclci, Zulke. DeVries.
Second Row--Stryski, Hillman, Golembiewski.
Third Row -lleyhoer, Fnngers, Anderson. Young, Swartz,
llummerlund, Sobt-zak, Lozicki, London, Kupris, Blok,
W'o0d. Misery. Havelhorst. Dole, Kuklewski, Kolk-
ofcn, Snook. Vosshurg, W'ylie, Gessner.
Fourth llow--Grusnis, Mosher. lloogerhyrle, Konlur, Mu-
Kellar, Lessa. Schawe, Vosburg, Mooney, Ramsey,
Snculhen, Hockett, Maynard, Gottfried, Fiedorowicz,
Miller, Sehuellte, Weingixle, Failing.
Fifth Row--VanYs-aeltlyke, Jr.. Tolsmu, Bendolcailis, Jen-
sen. Feenstru. DeYries, llurmsen, Peterson, VerHaur,
Nowielci, Stevens. Parks, Kunst, Slcurupski, Johnston,
llc-lzer, Miller. Leopold, Vrznsh.
All through the school year tlrill is carriecl on by the R. 0. 'l'. C. - with an eye on
perfection. Company l" has come close to attaining this goal, by winning for two clillerent
years the award given annually to the best company in the city. During the past year
Company lf men have hccn engagetl in ushering activities, putting on the flag ceremonies
at assemblies, ancl carrying on the many tluties of caclets in the li. O. 'l'. C. Competition
hetween companies is most intense.
However, all rivalry ceases when men
from hoth companies gather to fire for the 2
school rilie team. This group of latls, pos-
sessors of goocl eyes and steady hanfls,
practiced fliligently ancl were rewarclccl hy
gaining honors in the city meets.
kneeling- ilnrmsen. Peterson. Mzlrgis.
Stunnlingixan Allsburg. llowkulnp. Suhievhowski
First Row - Jasper.
Second Row -Hut-mek. Mnrgis. Huwluunp. lxinllig, llvvries
Third llow-Ct-tif-rquest. G1-ssner, Sohit-1-llowski, lleyboer.
Fourth Row -Timmer. lhlrgstalllor. Yi-est-r. Griclley. W'is-
neski. Zeeff, Warfield. Morris. Kaufman. Oh:-rnu-yer.
Yveronko. Yunclerlintl. Yeltlers. Morrison. Peterson.
D. Ubernieyvr. Hawkins. ll:-nningsen, Van't Hoff.
Carlson. Driiovr. W. Carlson, Paulsen. Stephens. Van
Fifth Row-1lxlup. Wvnss. Worn. Puniwozilx. lxoopmnns.
Mikitn. Marcus. Yunkllsburg. hhurphorne. Sky:-ki.
Tnrllamr. llruxlal. Begtllol. Mourer. lgnusiuk. Votlry.
Runlal. Wllitf-. Shoup, jones. lNc-pernlu. Littell. Lewis.
Sixth Row-Winllington. lit-nkes. Zokue. Keller, Czuninznr.
Krzmss. Lewin-ki, Vumlr-rPlot-g. Vers-on-ken, Bvaute.
Keufer, Roth. Trapp. Nlcwulty, Koppenol. Yost, Grebel,
Relnuly. Collins. jenkins. Civelski. Sparks. Adams.
Debate is the democratic way! Successfully em-
ploying this technique, Unionvs delwate team won
first place honors in the city contest this year.
Vllith aspirin to ward off the Gremlins of pro-
duction perplexities, the staff has produced a hook
that is, they hope, Hworth hghting for."
Nelson, Smith, Wvolfson, Gruenhuuer,
Blekking, MR. ALBERS
Lundberg. Delluun, Fredcrirksun, Leven,
Mergenlhuler, W'iersmu, VanO0slen,
Stone, Bailey and Ranlu
First Row1DeHuun, Associate Editor, Vandenherg, Vidru,
Wolosiecky, Voss, Mergenlhaler, Johnsen.
Second Row-Tomusik, W'iersma, VanderMulen, VunOoslen.
Blekking, Bailey, Leven, Managing Editor.
Third Row-- Sachs, Winslow, Van Oss, Simpson, Uruenbauer
Meeting once a week with juvenile newcomers,
senior Counsreliors are kept busy giving intelligent
answers to never-ending questions. The guidance
of these advisers gives direction to the minds of
future leaders of the Class of '50.
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Booml Booml Btlllllll Ret-ping time to tlw lueat ol'
tliv drum. and to tllc lrvat of Nlr. l7ryl'0gle's lnaton, ilu-
lwancl niurcliecl in pararlf-s. played in asseinlmlies. and
acwcoinpanied cliemleaclc-l's at tlle ball gamvs, xxliile tlw
orchestra shomwcl its alvility at the graduating exercises
and the spring concert.
U5 patterning tlieir style of nnlsir' 2llllP1' lfrvtl Wvaring.
tlm musif' clepartmenl sllrmetl tllat tlwy werv really up
to mlatv uncl in llle groom-. The f'OI1Cl'l'l. "S0ng.v from llzf'
lllrfslefrlz llf'r11,1'.vpf11'rf'." gixen in the spring.
was a good example ol' tlle accfomplisllrnent
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Yer-vlionr. llummonrl. Vvllitulivr.
'Vli-sing-lhirkhzurfl. Fellmr-r. Mikitu. Parker. Ruben.
Left lu Right - Bald-
win. Wilkinson. Post. Lu
Bri-nz. Bri:-ker, Nzmu-in-k. Min-
lfurgve-s. lun-lon. Minllvl. Sonlmmann.
Puwloski. llimo. Simpson, Czmliner. Mu-
1-r. llluin. l'1-vk. ll:-Kruif, Tieleluzn. Whnml.
Kinmlig. lleybm-r. Irwin. Weulherbee,
ulrrink. Ludwig. R. llnnnuond. hula-
wznrl. Pelu 1. llluin. Welrh. Chris-topnlous. Deiluung.
Ju-pc-r. Y.ml.0uzm-nuurd. Lundberg. l'1-rsvhhui-liar, lleadsmu.
Smith. lh-rggren. Yun Alls-burg. Sw!-unuy, Finslrum. llugg.
Corresponding with girls from other countries who
have come to the United States to study home economics
was one of the mai11 projects of our Home Economics
Club here at Union this year. Making utility 'bags and
knitting afghan squares are among pieces of fine work
these girls did under the progressive leadership of their
president. Donna Balgoojen.
Contributions to the Red Cross and the Foreign Lan-
guage Scholarship were highlights of the Latin Club this
year. Other aetivities were after-school sales to help
rnake these generous contributions plentiful and sponsor-
ing a talk on lndustrial Nursing by a former member of
the Latin Club. Amelia Vidro and
Norma Lumlwick, the first- and second-
semester presidents, made these activi-
Malcing scrapbooks for service men
at Fort Custer kept Spanish Club mem-
bers busy this year. During this project
the members attended educational
movies about Latin America. Other
activities were sales to raise money for
the Foreign Language Scholarship.
For the H o r i Z o n Club members,
MService to the Communitya' is no idle
mottog it is an actual reality. Knitting
afghans, helping in the hospital. and
caring for ehildren whose mothers work
are a few of the projects accomplished
by the girls.
KNIT ONE, PURI. TWO
Sealed 1 Wilkinson, Schulz, Drager, Wick-
slrum, MISS 'l'IlAllT.
Standing 1lIi1-lmrrls. Balgouyen, Bonczkowski.
First R0w1P:urker. Anderson, Slrassler, Cus-
tor, Wlrlosievky. VnnderM0len, Bruinsma, Vidru,
Ser-ond Row - liudwick, Bruyn. Dockery, Orlh.
S e u 1 e el - X
Standing 1 A
Leader, L. Sl
kiewiez, IS. Koi
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Making and selling peanut brittle with Miss Laible
as chief chef was one of the important contributions
that the Humane Club made this year. Proceeds were
given to the Red Cross, War Chest, and other organiza-
tions. The sale of Easter Seals to help the crippled
children was another activity of the club, Betty Crane
The Varsity Club, under the gavel of Gorden Timmvr-
man, this year began a crusade to revise letter-earning
standards. Along with this task the club decided to
leave a memoriam to their Alma Mater. The members
have labored to uphold the symbolic ideals and tradi-
tions of our school by presenting high ambitions. Mem-
bership is obtained in the Varsity Club by
winning a major letter in any sport, all
new members being initiated by charter
It was successfully proved by the l94l-4
Hi-Y club that their creed. which states
that the purpose of the Hi-Y is to create,
maintain and extend through the school
and community high standards of Christian
character, could be applied to the life of
the young American boy. Under the able
direction of Mr. Reynders the club pro-
vided interesting meetings for its members,
and also sponsored a basketball team
which entered the city Hi-Y league. The
club, being very active in all branches of
society, helped sponsor the Saturday night
dances at the Y.M.C.A. and the Y.W'.C.A.
THE PEANUT ISRITTLIC MAKERS
Berglund. Finslrom, H. Crane, P. Crane, MISS
First Rowvlwll. HENRY, Lueeus:-e, 'l'imlnerln.An
Second Rowiwjsoeynski, Van Allsburg, Niew-
OBSERVING THE RULES
Standing - Buuwkamp, B l a r k -
port, Reynolds. Van Allslrurg,
Stone, Vanflosten. Huber,
Wielsma. Lundberg, T e r p s I r a ,
Johnson, Blekking, MR. REYN-
Kozmdchs uh, woyosiecld,
Q o 4 bex Lu Sachs,
BPD Pl5YYbKl1'urexsk!'v hte Norfluwrkl
A nova, mm, Wfler'
Wl'he pep, the pep, we got it, now keep it," was the familiar cheer given by the
boys and girls in the red and white chubby uniforms of song and cheer leaders
whose vim, vigor, and vitality brought out the school spirit this year at the pep
assemblies, football, and basketball games. With money earned and energy
to spend this year, the song leaders pitched in, made new red pleated skirts for
themselves, and bought pants for the cheer leaders.
With the help of hearty promoters in
the Athletic Council, guided by the ener-
getic Mr. Marckwardt, fifteen pep as-
semblies were performed with the
greatest of ease.
Thanks Went to lVlr. Liskey for spon-
soring several assemblies boosting ticket
salesg to Mr. Henry for the South assem-
bly, and to lVlr. Hess for the Ottawa Hills
First Row-- Nordmark, Smith, Orlh, Wolosieeky, Bunn, Sachs
Second Rowiflrehel, Kozlovich, Alberts, Ambrose, Chicky,
Wapner, Michnloski, Levandoski, Thompson,
Third Row - Zee
ff, Lutz, Coleman, Carlson, Pierson, Watson
Ileeren, Blekking, Gigowiki, Mikita
PVT. CHARLES HESSEL
lib. Murine Corps
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ln a pre-season game, the Red Hawks walloped Tech by a 26-0 margin. Creston, coming to House-
man Field with a very powerful team, took the measure of our Hawks 13-0. The next game, a clash
with Central, was played in honor of Hessel, a tackle, who left for the Marines after the game.
Although outplaying the Centralites by a 4 to l margin, Lady Luck handed them a 7-0 defeat. Tech
was again beaten by the hard-driving Hawks, this time 14-7. Under the lights of Houseman Field
the Union cleatmen displayed scoring skill in conquering Holland 21-0.
On the eve of the Catholic game, Fletcher, an end, was called into the Marines. The Sukup-coached
team held the eventual City Champions
scoreless for three and one-half periods r
before being overwhelmed 20-0.
The Ottawa game, although a 12-6 vic-
tory, proved to be a thorn in the side of
our team, for Van Allsburg, hard-driving
back, broke his leg and was out of the
alittle red jugn battle with South. South,
displaying a brilliant passing attack, won
by an 18-6 score.
Abe Moerland, guard, won all-city
MAKE IT GOOD
Left to right--'l'in n man. Kra Ch 1 I lx I C
field. Hause M I- ml L
First Row-'l"lel1-her. Hesscl, Chrysler, Lenlz. Moerlanxl. Hauser. Timmerxnan. Canfield, Wjsovzynslci. Kalawart
Second Rowi Pulaski, Reynolda., Borlcowr-ki. Ruben, Relcuki. Krauie. Yan Allhburg. Phillips. Stout, Chapel.
Third Row 1 MR. LISKEY, Wealherbee, Kulhawick, Kalchuk, Terpstra, COACH SUKUP, Nowicki, Di Sabatini, Fransen. Falicki,
Kurkjian, ASSISTANT COACH CHAMBERLAIN.
Central ...... ..... 7
Tech ....., ..... 7
Catholic Central ......Ac....... 20
South ,.,, ....,,, 1 8
Our seconcl team, playing u six-
game schedule, wouml up its unlier-
alflecl season witli a recorml of three
games won and three games lost.
HAltl1ougl1,'7 as Coach tlliamberlin
asserted, Htlie team was probably as
well balanced a squad as has ever
been Helded in many years, two po-
tential stars were uncoveretlf'
They are De Vries, a center, and
Vander Laan, a guartl. These two
boys will do much to fill in and hal-
ance the vacancies made by the gradu- 1-2-3 5"'F'1' .
ation of ten of the regulars on the De vmmnd mm
First Row - Nelson, Held. Paulson, Burkholrler, Czuhiu, De Vries, Wviesl. Vancler Laun, l.e:u'lx. Blair. llfesi.
Sm-ond Row-Hanenhurg. Zeck, Mooney, Reynders, Yokubilus, Vander llyde, Castor, Burnett, Skryuki,
Third Row-Jarvis, Kisiuluwski. Miller. Towns, Rowan, Zuzalski. Ferguson, COACH CHAMBERIAIN. Gill. Pierson
Young. llzmrlslnn, Wkiiviu. V
Fourth Row - Mvijzirlhy, Shuslu. lloffmam. lgnnsiak. Kiefer. Sub:-zulu. Baxter, Mn-Keller. Smith.
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The Union Red Hawks, after pushing through
six successive victories against Creston, Tech,
South, Catholic, Ottawa, and Central were faced
with a formidahle foe in the Christian Eagles. The
records of the two teams thus far in the season were
identical and both were keyed for fast action. In
this game the Hawks suffered their first defeat,
howing to the Eagles, 37-18.
Undaunted by the defeat, Union moved on to the
second round and for the second time trounced
Creston, Tech, South, Catholic, Ottawa, and Central
in that order. The season was climaxed hy another
CLASS A CHAMPS
Kneeling-Rekuki, De Vries, Vander Plnsse, Kean, Coleman
meeting of the same two top teams, Christian and
Union, each of whom had achieved a record of l2
wins and 1 loss. Christian again took the measure
of the lied and Wihite, this time 112-29, in a game
which was deadlocked until the middle of the
For the second consecutive year Union won the
Class A Regional title, this time defeating Catholic,
Creston, and Ottawa. The Hawks then ended their
season losing to Muskegon Heights in the state
The team's final record was I5 w on and 3 lost.
Standing-MR. LISKEY, Timmerman, Bruinsma, Lucasse, Van Oss, Niewiadomski, Nelson, Krause, Hyink, COACH ELLINCSON
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Yallalllll' U"iU'1'S 1111111 has l'f0l'?l'l "Doc," has lu-en seen aronntl Sf'lt00l for
lo closi- one ol' the lintvsl seasons 1-yor wif about 0ightCl.n yearsq Six of which he
lildyell dl Limoll' umll. Him it U ullul has tlevotecl to 1-oavlnng our lvasketlrall
tho haslwllvalls art' again rlnstotl off. Uni' tg? . , ,
, , , ' ag Z anti loothall teams. Issuing fighting
st-ason was not entirely SllCCl'SSllll so lat' X ' d U I I' I ' f K f
. . iff ff-M 't 'lt ""' .f - - - - -Q .
as lop winning nas t'Ullt'6l'll0tl lint the Ui tx K . Mor .N lllxt N me lu gamt' 0 len 'le
twin lmmght homo another Amt ml- gi E- t4.1-rnlni-fl wlwtlxcr Union won the game
lvclor. the City rugional trophy. anti llw fjtlsfjig 5 0" forlfxltefl ll-
lroolis haw- l'nion tloxsn for secontl Nlotlvslly Doc lnlamecl himself lor
place in the city lcagtn-. 5 5 2 losing games this yuar. saying, Ml feel
Mr. lfllingson. lvetter ltnoun lo Union num... EHINMUX that l lliflllii got all ol' tht- qtlalitivs out
lligh sltulents antl tCar'ln-rs. as just plain ol' thc tvam that I Conlcl ll3YP.-K
Creston 22 Union .... ...... 3 I Union ,,,,ii,,Y,,, 37 Creston aaa,., 28
Union .,.. a.,... 3 I Davis Tech 1-lt Davis Tech 18 Union ,,,,,,,ii,,, 5214
Ullioll .... w..... 3 3 South ...... 18 South aa,,.. 30 Union ,,,..ww
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Catholic 20 Um ll 25 lllll0Il 3 Catht 11C 30
Union 29 Ottawa a,aii,a,, 27 Ottawa ...aaa 39 Union ............ 514
Union ,aaaaaai .,.. 3 It Central ,,,aaa.,, 29 Central ......aaa 27 Union ......aataaa 38
Christian 37 Union .i,,,, 15 Union ...,......,, 29 Christian 22.42
NEXT YEAR'S STARS
Standing-COACH HENRY, Breuer,
MUUUSY, Hess, Zevh. Fortuin
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The early birds at the basketball games
were rewarded by thrilling, close competi-
tion of Union's second team and the worthy
skill of many other of our city schools. We
glorified the seoreboards by winning eleven
games and losing three. Mr. Henry, who
has spent eight years at Union, explained
that we lost the three games because of bad
passes at the South meet, over-conhdence
against Central, and poor defense against
Christian. However, brightening this rec-
ord, we beat all three the second time the
Lady Luck's absence at the first South
game was most noticeable, as Marvin De
Vries came down with scarlet fever and
Dwight Keller contracted the flu, conse-
quently we lost.
For close moments in the season
Bob Faulkner takes the spotlight, as
his two baskets in fifty seconds
ended the Creston skirmish with us
in the lead.
MOur second team this ear W said
Mr. Henry, uwon more games than
any other previous team at Unionf,
Only one game behind Christian,
we defeated them 25-18, this score
leaving us in second place.
Left -- SUPPLY CORPS
Kneeling 1 Gogulski, Czarnopys, Szymko
Standing-Forluin, Cox, MR. LISKEY, Morrison, Ilowns
Below T HATTLING IT OUT
Zlyduszyk, Kellar, Zech, Hess.
uff and uff
Right, left, right, left went the heads of
the spectators at the first tennis match
played May 3 with South at John Ball Park.
From fifteen promising players Coach lVley-
ering tentatively picked Marvin De Haan
as number one man and James Turner as
number two. This year only five sets were
played in the city tournament because of
Tech's and Creston's failure to enter.
Every quarter the twelfth-grade boys in
the physical fitness gym classes took five
strength tests to see how much they had
improved. The five tests-sit-ups, squat
jumps, squat thrusts, push-ups, and pull-ups
- were taken in every high school and the
average of each school compared. Some of
the outstanding work was performed on the
sit-up exercise with Dick lfarran doing
2000, Roger Noneman 2600, and
Jerry lfalicki 2006.
For the building of their backs,
tumbling exercises are performed
once a week. The pre-induction
htness program was conducted by
kneeling 1 Reynolds, M arg i ra
blunding - Turner. Snuilh,W'ins
low. C0 A CH MICYERINU
First Row 1 Lnnrlbf-rg. iferpslrn. vinrlerson, Sehippers.
Second Row - Bailey, Van Ousten, Huber, Dulkie-
Standing - Dutkiev ivz. Svhippers. Anderson. lluher. ,Ava
On the Mu!-Lundberg. Vain Uoslen, lluiley.
Kneeling-Buzulski, Faliuki, Gnnzwoorrl, Riltenhonse, Johnson, Kula-
Standing-COACl'l ELLINGSUW. lxuehuek, Nelson. Niewiurlulnski
Van Oss, Terpslra. Hinclrivkson.
The baseball season got under way the last of
March with the pitchers and catchers practicing in
the boys' gym under the careful guidance of Coach
Ellingson. when the weather hecame permissible,
practice was resumed at Valley Field.
Union's lineup was strengthened by the return of
such veterans as Hog lvesterweel, Gordon Timmer-
man, Fred Hendrickson, Carl Nelson, Jerry Falicki.
Walt llekucki, Paul Van Oss, and Jack Vande Plasse.
lack Vande Plasse was converted from an outfield-
man into an excellent pitcher.
Ed Wvysoczyneski, Bob Glass and Howard Fletcher
Rekuuki, Falic-ki, Vande Plasse.
Due to the loss of many hoys to our Armed Forces,
the track prospects looked none too hright at the
start of the season. Ninety lmoys answered the call,
most of them freshmen and sophomores.
Under the guidance of Coach Hess each hoy pro-
gressed rapidly in morale and physical condition.
Veterans returning were Co-Captains Kurkjian, De
Vries, Koozlovieh, lfortuin, Chapel and Borkowski.
The loss to the Air Corps of Co-Captain Hippensteel
was felt keenly.
, ' f H A 1 1 i Kneeling-Anderson. Czulini De Vries. Johnson. Grundmnn, Gees
hale .lolned Ullcle Sdrn S Armed llorceb' ner. lioullis., Kosluvieli. Furtuiin. Wheeler, Milewski, Kurkjian.
Second Row-Gillmun. Failing. Szymvu. Blair, Collins, liurkholder,
Pulaski, Dzieziec, COACH HICSS.
Third Row-Cieelski, Carlson. Yokulilus. Kisulewski, Lentz, Vander
Hyde, Anrdclnu, Cznrnopys, Ring. lgnusiuk. lull, Zenk.
Fourth Row-Nelson, Peterson, lleulli, Smith, Yost, R. Post,
Fansen. J. Post, Kaufman, Weisl, Mooney, Byle, Sleziak.
GET NH-KDY Fifth Row--Cnt, Knprowski. Morrison, Lessai, Burgslaller, lless
De Vries. Rnurlis. Kurkjian.
Reynilcrs. 'l owns.
F minin eat
Plenty of pep. vitality. and a desire to win
is a nn-agcr description ol' the athletic quali-
hcrations of G. ll. C. girls. A lot of work
lhut no girl will admit thatl and a determi-
nation to succeed drive many a girl to her
goal. what is a C. U. C. girls goal? ltls the
l ' ' ' ' er numeral, which is her
lrst awardg ol' sporting her brand new MU"
on her red or white sweater-and then the
day arrivcsl She is a senior and now eligible
lor her all-city honor. It may he a small pin.
hut, to a C. U. C. girl, lmehind it stands gen-
ionor ol wearing h
The wing and loot on the pin symbolize
all those years she spa-nt out for lradminton,
spcedhall, and her class ping-pong tourna-
That fast game of lvadminton has
become a favorite winter sport for
Union girls. An especially large
group participated in the Thursday
meetings held under the direction of
Miss Margaret MacDonald. The
girls are rnatchcd in twols to play for
hve minutes so everyone can hay
chance to swing the racket.
Girls working for a
sign up for the ping
ments. not only for the credit but for
the fun of competition. The partici-
pants are paired off and play their
games during class periods. Lor-
raine Anderson. a senior, was the
school champion the first semester
a d li- f '
n rtty Barnahy the second semes-
Gaca, Den llruber. Terpsira, Swanson. Vander Mule,
Flipse, Hoving. Christopoulis, Caster. De Vos. Groggel
The bowling season opened with a
bang to the tune of rolling balls and
ear-splitting crashes of falling duck
pins. Meeting every Monday after
school was no trouble to the girls. ln
the early stages of their meetings the
girls were divided into four teams.
They were also taught the uartw of
keeping score as done in leagues. With
the seasonis end, tournaments were held
to see who was tops.
KEEP IT UP
Left-De Vrienl, Van Cemerl, Telgenhulf, Doumn,
Right-Ver WVys. Carlen, Stehouwer. Lnvelle, Goeman
Speedball really sticks to its name
and no fooling. This fast game is foot-
ball cut down to girlis size. All girls
working for athletic awards turn out
each fall to participate. Every Wednes-
day after school girls meet in the gym
and face each other in two lines of
defense with six girls in the center at
a time. This year intra-class tourna-
ments were cut out because of the many
girls leaving the seventh hour for work,
but their practice games showed skill.
Virlro, Orth, Nlergenlllznlelg Crowley, Wiolusievky,
A large ball, about Hfty pairs of legs,
and there you have the setting for a
game called cage-ball. It may be a
little hard on heads and backs but cage
ball has a large backing of enthusiastic
followers. ln two lines of defense on
each side of a dividing line are girls
sitting with hands supporting them while
they give the large ball a swift kick now
and then with their feet. This game
bans the use of hands so a penalty is
inflicted whenever players resort to them.
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