Valparaiso High School - Valenian Yearbook (Valparaiso, IN)

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OPENS IT; PAGES AND OUI ITS DOORS TO AN INFORMAL PARADE OF THE FACULTY AND ITUDENT LIFE AT VALPARAISO, VALPARAISO PUBLIC LIBRAIT VALPARAISO, INDiAt A By walking, bicycles, automobiles, and buses, pupils come to school. To the portrayal of the spirit of friendliness and helpfulness which so characterizes Valparaiso High School, which distinguishes it from many- other institutions of its kind, and to which any outstanding successes achieved here scholastically, athletically, and socially is owed, the senior class of 1940 does dedicate this J ' alcniaii. It is hoped that all who peruse the pages of this year book will find this personality evinced. You Will Find Shown on These Pages School Life of Administration and Faculty II Departments and Classes III Special School Activities IV Boys ' and Girls Athletics r- ■; ' •5 - ' ' ' ' ' ' ' H m- ■ ' -t!?! H H K H Sir " i l %i H ; H ; ' ■ ■■ll ' ' B 1 s Reason - For Education Typical scenes in corridors at the opening of school and at the pass ing of classes Superintendent R. B. Julian gives individual counsel to students Grace Salmon, secretary to superintendent, sells supplies to pupils MES J. McKAY MRS. MAUDE DOUGLAS GERALD H. STONER President Treasurer Secretary Three on Board The school board is composed of three members, a business man, a doctor ' s wife, and a physician. It is their job to employ the teachers, to provide the equipment, to de- termine the length of the term, and in general, to manage the ac- tivities of the school. Each morning pupils come, as shown in the picture above, to the office of Principal H. M . Jessee to have excuses signed and for advice. Charlotte Corsbie, secretary to the principal, is discharging one of her many duties of returning a lost locl er i ey. Roy B. Julian — Siipcriiilciidciif : State Teachers ' College; Butler University, A.B.; Grad- uate work, University of Chicago; Indiana University, A.M. As superintendent of the Valparaiso schools for ten years, Mr. Julian has created for himself an important place in the lives and activities of the high school students. Homer M. Jessee — Priiici al : Valparaiso University, B.S.; Indiana State Teachers ' College. A.B.; University of Chicago. Due to his direction, devotion, and tireless energy, Valpa- raiso High School has for many years ranked among the best in scholastic and athletic activities. His first advice to inquiring students is " Work, but do not forget to play. " 9 raiso Margaret Baitholomew — Home Economics; De Pauw University; Val- paraiso University ; Uni- versity of Chicago; Co- lumbia University. Cecil L. Bipelow — In- dustrial Arts; Ball State Teachers " College, B.S.; University of Chicai o, M.A. Burton L. Conkling — Eng- lisli . Public Speaking, Dramatic Art; State Uni- versity of Iowa, n.A., M.A. Emma R. Foor — English, Journalism: Earlham Col- lege. A.B.; Graduate work. University of Chi- cago; University of Min- nesota. Dessa Mac Hudson — Commercial; Valparniso Untvensity. B.C.S.: Uni- versity of Chicago. Ph.B.: University of Illinois; Gx-egg College. William R. Kendall — Science, Health Educa- tion; Butler University: Indiana State Teachers ' College. B.S.: Indiana University, M.S. Alma Krue£:er — Librari- an; Valparaiso Univers- ity. B.A.. BE.; Library Training. Ball State Teachers ' College; Uni- versity of Denver. Clare McGilliciiddy — Mathematics; Valparaiso University, A.B.; Grad- uate work, University of Chicago; Columbia Uni- vereity. Mary Stevens Myers — ■ Music; Ind. State Teach- ers ' College. B.S,; Metro- politan Conservatory of Music; Indianapolis Con- servatory: Columbia U.; Chicago Conservatory. Claude O. Pauley— Phys- ics, Chemistry. Mathe- matics; Indiana State Teachers ' College; Uni- versity of Chicago. A.B.: Graduate work, Indiana Univ.; Univ. of Chicago. Joseph B. Brown — In- dustrial Arts; Indiana State Teacheits ' College , A.B.; Graduate work, In- diana University: Illinois University; University of Chicago, A.M. Elsie Harrison — Physical Education ; Ball State Teachers ' College, B.S. John Koch — German, English; Indiana State Teachers ' College, A.B. ; Universitv c£ Michigan, A.M. Helen B. Miller— Mathe- matics; Indiana State Teachers ' College, A. 3,; Dan ' ille Normal; Uni- versity of Michigan. Leaf he C. Ponador— Art; Ball State Teachers ' Col- lege, B.S-; Art lui titute and Academy of Fine Arts, Chicago; Booth Bay Harbor Studios: Thum School of Modem Art. Ralph Powell — History, Physical Education; Han- over College. A.B.; Grad- uate work, Franklin Col- lege; University of Iowa; Indiana University, M.S. Audrey Shauer — English, History; Valparaiso Uni- versity, A.B.; Graduate work. University of Co- lorado. Mary Edna Stoner — Latin, English ; University of Chicago. A.B., M.A. Lawrence Warner — So- cial Science ; Ball State Teachers ' College, B.S., M.A. Harold Rogers — Music; Illinois Wesleyan, B.M. E.; Graduate work, Syra- cuse University, Vera L. Sieb — English; University of Wisconsin, A.B.; Graduate work, Valparaiso University; University of California ; Columbia University; University of Chicago. Edith Weems — Home Economics; Valparaiso University. B.S.; Uni- versity of Chicago; Ball State Teachers ' College. John E. WiRicins— Athlet- ics, Commercial ; Ball State Teacheiis ' College, B.S.; Graduate work, In- diana University. Ralph E. Sclienck— Com- mercial. History; Valpa- raiso University. B.Acct.; Indiana State Teachers ' College. B.A.; University of Chicago, M.A. Dorothy V. Smith— School Nurse: Methoditst Epis- copal School of Nursing, R-N. ; George Peabody College for Teachers; University of Iowa; In- diana University. Olie W. Welty — Latin; Valparaiso University: University of Chicago. Harold L. Wilson— Voca- tional Co-ordinator; Pur- due University. B.S. !Ma] ' gaiut Ikiitlioloniew Cecil L. Eigelow Josopli B. Brown Eurtoti L. Conkliiig i ' innia. R. Foor Iv ' alpli Powell II;nnld liogxTS K ' alpli E. Hclifiick A ml rev Sliauer P lsio Harrison J essa Mae Hudson Villiain R. Kendall J(tlm M. Koch A ltn;i Krueger Vcr;i B. Si. ' l. ] orotliy V. tSuiitli ] [;irv Edna 8toner B;i vienee AVarner Clare MeGillieuddy Helen B. Miller Mary Stevens Myers Claude O. Pauley Lcathc Ponader Edith Weeuis Olie W. Welty John ]■]. AViggins Harold L. AVilsoii Classroom Activities in V. H. S. Teachers and Pupils Work Together On the following pages are to be found pictures of the various departments in V. H. S. These were taken while classes were at work and are representative of the daily atmos- phere and environment in the school. Beginning at the upper right and going across and down, we can see the following: first, two freshman English pupils struggling over prepositional phrases. The next scene is a usual study hall period where students, grouped at tables, are preparing their daily lessons and taking advantage of the school ' s adequate library. The third picture shows the instructor, Mr. Brown, aiding Glenn Owens in mechanical drawing. Miss Sieb gives a final check on the sentences of Marian Crosby and Ted Falls. Mr. Bigelow oversees the lathe work of Vernon Detlefs. Mr. Conkling seems pleased as Roy Shinabarger holds the attention of pupils in public speak- ing class. Jean Holt looks toward Mr. Koch for help to finish the exercises in German. Mr. Warner gives personal instruction to members of the civics class, while Vere Shook and Marguerite Snyder study the map. 12 Miss Shauer finds it necessary to have a geography lesson in liistory I. Beatrice Mann and Nola Williams take a special lesson during one of the periods of band practice. On each Wednesday Miss Bartholomew ' s food classes have a lesson in meal service. These meals are prepared in the school laboratory and served in the dining room. In the biology laboratory Mr. Kendall supervises an hour of study, and here he is shown giving special help to Anne Walsh and Robert Torbeson. Each morning the school nurse checks up on pupils who have been ill and who come to her for help. Here she is taking the tem- perature of Gloria Nogard. Frances McGillicuddy stands watching. In chemistry labora- tory Vernon Kraft, Irene Tilton, Alice Davis, and Dorothy Ragsdale use a Liebig condenser in distillation experiment. Arnold Stoner is having a difficult time with Latin declensions and needs the assistance of Miss Welty. Miss McGillicuddy stands by as Robert Stoner demonstrates a figure in solid geometry. Eight Daily Scenes in V . H. S. Students Find Worl Interesting Pupils are Busy at All Times Miss Hudson is giving instruction in the technique of typing, and we see James Smith, Sarah Derman, and Herbert Mendel preparing a daily lesson. Mrs. Krueger, librarian, is watching Vivian McCann, who is signing up for a book she is taking from the library. At 10:10 each morning the halls resolve themselves into a candy and ice cream vending place, and students refresh themselves for the rest of the morning. Mona Reed and Roger Church seem to be trying to master the metric system in Miss Miller ' s general mathematics class, which is conducted especially for freshmen. Frances McGillicuddy is marking a dress for Mary Helen Thrun which is to be hemmed. This is one of the many exercises in the sewing class. Seated at a table are Norman Danielson, Robert Laughrey, Richard Zimmerman, and Herbert Mendel in the physics laboratory. They are engaged in writing up an experiment which they have just completed. Lillian Wilson and Emily White are diligently working to complete an art assignment. It seems that Mr. Schenck is explain- ing a troublesome question to his bookkeeping class. 14 Xv w Eileen Alyea Madge Anderson Mareel( . Arndt Milton Barkley I ' rlyii AlldiTsoii ' irg!iiia .Vnder.sim J()S( ' iili Awkerinan tilavdis Basinger Eileen Alyea — May Festival 1, 2; Christmas Pageant 1: Operetta i; Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Girl Reserves 1, 4; German Club 2, 3. Evelyn Anderson — Soccer 1, 2, 3, 4: Volleyball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1. 2. 3. 4; Baseball 1, 2; Tennis 1; Track 1, 2; May Festival 1; Christ- mas Pageant 1; Valpost 4; Va- lenian 4; Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3, 4, secretary 1, president 2, program chairm,an 3, scribe 4; G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, volleyball chairman 4. Madge Anderson — Jackson High School 2; Volleyball 2; Basketball 2; Playday 2: Baseball 2; Orches- tra 1, 2; Band 1; Glee Club 2, 3; Choir 3. 16 Virginia Anderson — Traverse City High School, Traverse City, Mich- igan 1; Central High School, Grand Rapids, Michigan 2; Vol- leyball 3; Valpost 4; Girl Reserves 3, 4, president 4; G. A. A. 4. Marcele Arndt — Soccer 1, 2, 3, 4; Archery 1, 2, 3, 4; Noonday League 1, 2, 3, 4; Volleyball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1. 2, 3, 4; Playday 2, 3, 4: Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Tumbling 1, 2, 3, 4; May Festival 1, 2, 3, 4; Christmas Pag- ent 1; Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3, 4, treasurer 4: G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, tumbling chairman 3, basketball chairman 4; Home Economics Club 4, scribe 4. Joe Awkernian — Davenport High School 1; Basketball, varsity 3, 4, reserve 2: Noonday League 2; Athletic Club 1; Glee Club 2, 3. Miltcn Barkley — Lowell High School, Lowell, Indiana, Sciemus Club 3; Tumbling Club 1. Glaydis Basinger — Soccer 1, 2, 3, 4; Archery 2, 3, 4; Noonday League 1, 2, 3, 4; Volleyball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Playday 3, 4; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 1, 3, 4: Tumbling 1, 2, 3, 4; May festival 1. 2, 3, 4; Band 1, 2; Christmas Pageant 1; Girl Re- serves 1, 2, 3, 4; G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, soccer chairman 4. Bonnie Beach — Soccer 1, 2; Vol- leyball 1, 2; Basketball 1, 2; Track 2; May Festival 1, 2: Girl Re- serves 1, 2, 3, 4, scribe 1, treasurer 2, secretary 3; G. A. A. 1, 2: Sec- cretary-treasurer of senior class. Mildred Beach— Soccer 1. 2, 3; Noonday League 1, 2, 3; Volley- ball 1, 2; Basketball 1, 2, 3; Base- ball 1, 2; Track 1, 2; Tumbling 1, 2; May Festival 1, 2; Christmas Pageant 1, 2; Operetta 2, 3; Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3, 4; G. A. A. 1, 2, 3; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Choir 4. Catherine Becker — May Festival, 1, 2; Christmas Pageant 1: Oper- etta 1; G. A. A. 2; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4. Charles Beckwith— Baseball 1, 2; Noonday League 1, 2, 3; Hi-Y 3, 4; Science Club 1. 2. Maxine Bell — May Festival 2, 3; Operetta 3; Glee Club 1, 2, 3. s Thomas Benton Jr.— Golf 3, 4; Orchestra 2; Band 1, 2, 3. Ruth Billerbeck— May Festival 1, 2; Christmas Pageant 1; G. A. A. 1, 2; Girl Reserves 3, 4; Home Economics Club 3, 4. Rosemary Bradney — Soccer 2, 3; Volleyball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2: Playday 2; Baseball 1, 2, 3; Track 2; Tumbling 1, 2, 3; May Festival 1, 2, 3; Glee Club 1, 2; G. A. A. 2, 3, 4; Girl Reserves 2, 3. Bonnie Beaeli Mildicd Beach Catherine Becker Charles Beckwith Maxine Bell Tliomas Benton, .Ir, Rnth Billerbeck Eosemary Bradney , M»A araiso Marjorle Broviak — Soccer 1, 2, 3 Archery 1; Noonday League 1. 2 Volleyball 1, 2. 3: Basketball 1 2, 3: Baseball 1, 2; Track 1, 2, 3 Tumbling 1; May Festival 1, 2, 3 Band 1; Christmas Pageant 1, 2 Valpost 4; Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3 4; secretary 2: G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4 Commercial Club 2. Robert Brown — Basketball re- serve 1; Noonday League 2; Ath- letic Club 1, 2, 3; Commercial Club 4, sergeant-at-arms 4. H ' jorie L ro i:ik raldine Bvvant tricin Clar !m .K ' :in (_ ' o(liran Kcihert Brown Robert Brvarly Charles Clifford Lcioy Cole Geraldine Bryant — May Festival 1, 2; Christmas Pageant 1; Oper- etta 2: Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Girl Re- serves 1, 2, 3, 4; Home Economics Club 1, 2, 3, 4, secretary 4. Robert Bryarly — Noonday League 2, 3; Tumbling 2, 3; Operetta 1; Valpost 4; Glee Club 1; Tumbling Club 2, 3. Patricia Clay — May Festival 2; Operetta 2; Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3, 4; Home Economics Club 3, 4, program chairman 4. Charles Clifford — Football varsity 2, 3, 4, reserve 1: Basketball re- serve 1, 2, 3; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Hi-Y 2, 3, 4; Athletic Club 1, 2, 3. Mila Jean Cochran — Harris High School, Harris, Missouri 1: Milon High School, Milon, Missouri 2; Valpost 4: Glee Club 2, 3, 4. Leroy Cole — Not graduating. James Conrick — Morgan Town- ship High School 2; Stamp Club 1. 3. Martha Crisman — Soccer 1, 2, 3, 4; Archery 1, 2, 3, 4; Noonday League 3, 4; Volleyball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 1, 2, 3, 4: Tumbling 1, 2, 3, 4: May Festival 1, 2, 3, 4; Christmas Pag- eant 1; German Club 1; Girl Re- serves 2, 3, 4; G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4. William Crockett — Baseball 2; Noonday League 2: Band 1, 2, 3; Operetta 2; Hi-Y 2, 3, 4; Stamp Club 1; Glee Club 1, 2, 3. Lawrence Dahl — Basketball var- sity 2, 3, 4, reserve 1; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Hi-Y 2, 3, 4; Athletic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; President of junior class; President of senior class. Eleanore Dalke — Liberty Center Township High School 1: Soccer 1, 2, 4; Volleyball 2, 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Baseball 2, 3, 4; Track 2, 3, 4: Tumbling 2; May Festival 2; Glee Club 2; G. A. A. 2, 3, 4. James Conrick William Crockett Eleanore Dalke Xorman Daiiielson JIartli. ' i Crisman Lawrence Dalil Evelyn Dalke Alice Davis Evelyn Dalke — Soccer 1, 4: Arch- ery 4: Volleyball 1, 4: Basketball 1, 4: Baseball 1, 4; Track 1, 4; Tumbling 1, 4; May Festival 1, 3; Christmas Pageant 1; G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Girl Reserves 4: Latin Club 2, 3. Norman Danielson — Sciemus Club 1; Stamp Club 1; Aviation Club 1. Alice Davis — Soccer 1, 2, 3. 4; Archery 1, 2, 3, 4; Volleyball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Play- day 3, 4; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Tumbling 1, 2, 3, 4; May Festival 1, 2; Orchestra 2; Band 1, 2, 3, 4, librarian 1, re- cording secretary 4; Christmas Pageant 1; Girl Reserves 1, 4; G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4. 17 Sai ' . ' ili lirnii.-iii William J)()iit:all Byvon Fcigiison Delmar Fi.slicr IJdv T)ittniau Kd.salie Kdwarrls Katliiyn Field L ' oiis Frj ' Sarah Derman— Soccer 1, 2, 3; Volleyball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 1; Track 1, 2; Tumbling 1, 2; May Festival 1, 2, 4; Home Economics Club 1, 2, 3, 4: G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Latin Club 2. Roy Dittman— Band 1, 2, 3; Hi-Y 4; Latin Club 1; Stamp Club 1. William Dougall — Noonday League 2; Golf 1, 2. 3, 4; Athletic Club 1: Tumbling Club 1, 2, 3, 4, vice-president 2. 18 Rosalie Edwards — Proviso Town- ship High School, Maywood, Illi- nois 1, 2; Volleyball 4; Orchestra 3: Girl Reserves 3; G. A. A. 4; Home Economics Club 4. Byron Ferguson — Tumbling 2; Aviation Club 1; Stamp Club 1. Kathrvn Field— Soccer 1, 2, 3: Volleyball 1. 2, 3; Basketball 1, 2, 3: Baseball 1. 2; Track 1, 2; Val ost 4; Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3, 4, treasurer 3; G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4. Delmar Fisher— Tumbling 1, 2, 3; Track 3; Band 4, color guard 4; Sciemus Club 3. Doris Fry — Soccer 1; Noonday League 1; May Festival 1, 2; Christmas Pageant 1; Operetta 1; Glee Club , 3, 4; Girl Reserves 2: G. A. A. 2. Sterling Fry — Football varsity 3, 4, reserve 1, 2; Baseball 1, 2, 3; Noonday League 1, 2, 3; Tumbling 1; Athletic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Com- mercial Club 1, 2. Robert Gold — Football varsity 3, 4, reserve 1, 2; Basketball reserve 1, 2: Track 1, 2, 3: Athletic Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Tumbling 1, 2. Paul Goodrich— Tumbling 1, 2; Aviation Club 3, 4. Dale Gott— Football varsity 2, 3, 4, reserve 1; Basketball reserve 2, 3; Noonday league , Hi-Y 3, 4; Athletic Ciub 3, 4. Byron Cramps — Noonday League 1, ' 2; German Club 2. Robert Gratton — Noonday League 2, 3; Tumbling 1, 2, 3; Operetta 3; Yal-post 4; Stamp Club 1, 2; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Choir 2, 3; Manager, basketball 2, 3; man- ager, football 2. Dorothy Graves— Soccer 1, 2, 3, 4: Archery 4: Noonday League 2, 3, 4: Volleyball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basket- ball 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 1; Tumbling 1, 2: May Fes- tival 1; Band 1, 2, 3; G, A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4. Maurice Greene — Baseball man- ager 2; Noonday League 2, 3; Tumbling 1, 2; Sciemus Club 3. Sterling Fi-j ' Paul C-foodric-h Byrnji Gramps Poiotliy Graves Eobert Gold Dale Gott Eobert Gratton Maurice Greene Gilbert Gregory — Morganfield High School. Morganfield, Ken- tucky, 1, 2: Football varsity 4, reserve 3; Noonday League 3; Tumbling 3; Athletic Club 4. Betty Griswold — May Festival 1; Christmas Pageant 1; Operetta 1; Glee Club 1, 2, 3. Clyde Harville — Noonday League 2, 3; Christmas Pageant 2: Oper- etta 2; German Club 2, 3; Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Choir 3. 4:. Athletic Club 3. JiJbci-t Gregoiy )lTfle IlarvilU ' Targaret Holzliaiir •iancj Howard Bettv tii ' iswold Violet Hill Buford Hoover rjregg Jolinsoii Violet Hill— Volleyball 3; May Festival 1; Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3, 4; Commercial Club 3; G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4. Margaret Holzbaur — Knox High School, Knox, Indiana 1, 2; Ger- man Club 3. Buford Hoover— Glee Club 2, 3; Choir 3: Operetta 4; Football 2, 3: Commercial Club 1, 2; Music Club 3; Baseball 4. Nancy Howard — Soccer 1, 2, 3, 4; Archery 4: Noonday League 3, 4; Volleyball 1, 2, 3, 4: Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4: Playday 4; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Tumbling 1, 2, 3, 4; May Festival 1, 2; Christmas Pageant 1; Girl Re- serves 1. 2, 3, 4; G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, t, treasurer 4. Gregg Johnson — Football reserve 2, 3; Latin Club 2, 3; Stamp Club 1, 2. Robert W. Johnson— Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Latm Club 2, 3, 4, president 3; Sciemus Club 3; Hi-Y 3, 4; Dramatics Club 4. Delia Klein— Soccer 1, 2, 3, 4; Archery 1, 2, 3, 4; Noonday League 2, 3, 4; Volleyball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Playday 3: Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4: Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Tumbling 1, 2, 3, 4; May Festival 1, 2, 3; Band 1; Christmas Pageant 1: German Club 3: Com- mercial Club 3; Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3, 4; G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4. Walter Kline— Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4, secretary-treasurer 2, librarian 2, 3; Band 1, 2, 3, 4, secretary- treasurer 4; Operetta 2; Latin Club 4; Dramatics Club 4: Glee Club 2, 3. Vernon Kraft — Orchestra 2, 3, 4: Band 1, 2, 3, 4, president 4, li- brarian 3; Operetta 2; Latin Club 4; Dramatics Club 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3. Steve Kriston — Football varsity 2, 3, 4, reserve 1; Basketball re- serve 1, 2; Baseball 2; Noonday League 1, 2, 3; Track 2, 3; Com- mercial Club 1, 2; Athletic Club 1, 2, 3, 4. Robert VV. Johnson Delia Klein Walter Kline A ' ernon Kraft Steve Kriston Joanne Krysa Kalpli Lane slih-lie Lane Joanne Krysa — May Festival 2; Christmas Pageant 1: Operetta 2; Glee Club 1, 2, 3. Ralph Lane — Football varsity 3, 4, reserve 1, 2; Noonday League 1, 2, 3; Tumbling 1, 2; Athletic Club 1, 2, 3, 4. Shirlie Lane — May Festival 1, 2: Christmas Pageant 1; Glee Club 1, 2; Girl Reserves 2, 3; G. A. A. 2, 3, 4. 10 Haji-v Laise Kobeit I mi},Ii. i Gla(l- s M■ ko sk I!(,ihRO M;inn ] raigaiet Mai(|uaiilt Vni.iii Mcf ' .inn l dwin Ml. lulfl Hubeit Moiulel Harry Large — Football varsity 3, 4, reserve 1, 2; Basketball reserve 1, 2, 3; Baseball 1; Noonday League 2: Commercial Club 1; Athletic Club 2, 3, 4. Robert Laughery — Orchestra 1, 2, 3; Band 1; Operetta 1; Aviation Club 3, 4; Hi-Y 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3. 20 Gladys Makovsky — Soccer 1, 2, 3, 4; Archery 1, 2, 3. 4; Noonday League 1, 2, 3, 4: Volleyball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Playday 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Tumbling 1, 2, 3, 4; May Festival 1, 2, 3; Christmas Pag- eant 1; Operetta 2; Valpost 4; Valenian 4; Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3, 4, treasurer 2, scribe 3, vice-pres- ident 4; G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, pro- gram chairman 1, 2, 3, vice-pres- ident 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, pres- ident 2, 3; Operetta Club 4, vice- president 4; Choir 2, 3; Secretary- treasurer of junior class. Beatrice Mann — Soccer 1 ; Volley- ball 1; Basketball 1: Track 4; Tumbling 1, 2, 4; May Festival 1, 2; Orchestra 3, 4; Band 4; Oper- etta I, 2, 3, 4, president 4: Girl- Reserves 1, 3, 4; Home Economics Club 1, 2, 3, 4, social chairman 4; Latin Club 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4, president 3. Margaret Marquardt — Soccer 1; Noonday League 2, 3; Home Eco- nomics 1, 2, 3, 4, scribe 1; pro- gram chairman 3; Glee Club 1; Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3, 4, program chairman 4; Dramatics Club 4; secretary-treasurer 4. Vivian McCann — Soccer 1, 2, 3; Volleyball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Playday 3; Baseball 1, 2; Track 3; Tumbling 1, 2; May Festival 1, 2; Christmas Pag- eant 1; Dramatics Club 4; German Club 1, 2; Glee Club 1; G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Commercial Club 3. Edwin Mendel — Noonday League 2; Stamp Club 1, 2, 3; Science Club 3. Herbert Mendel— Lane Tech High School, Chicago, Illinois; Stamp Club 1, 2, 3, secretary-treasurer 2, president 1; Sciemus Club 3; Latin Club 2. Francis Miskimins — Football varsity 4, reserve 1, 2, 3; Noonday League 2, 3; Tumbling 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 2 , 3, 4; Hi-Y 4. Warren Mounce — Noonday League 1, 2; Tumbling 1, 2, 3, 4. Donald Nielsen — Noonday League 2, Tumbling 1, 2, 3; Track 2, 3, 4; Science Club 2, 3; Hi-Y 4. Eleanor Nolen — Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3, 4. Ardis Otis — Soccer 1, 2, 3; Arch- ery 1, 2, 3, 4; Volleyball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 1; Tumbling 1; May Festival 1, 2; Valpost 4; G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, art editor 3; Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3, 4; Commercial Club 1, 2; Art Club 1, 2. Glenn Owens — Tumbling 1, 2, 3, 4; Valpost 4; Glee Club 1; Science Club 2: Noonday League 1. Robert Packman — Orchestra 1, 2, 3; Glee Club 3; Science Club ]. Ray Phillips — Basketball varsity 3, 4, reserve 1, 2; Noonday League 1; Athletic Club 1, 2, 3, 4. Fiaucis Miskimins Donald Niclsfii Ardis Otis Eolieit Packman Warn ' ii ilouui ' L ' Eleanor Nolen Glenn Owens Kayniond Pliillips Dorothy Ragsdale — Soccer 1, 3; Basketball 2; May Festival 1, 3; Valpost 4; Valenian 4; G. A. A. 1, 2, 3: Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3, 4, vice- president 1, program chairman 2, vice-president 3. William Ramey — Basketball re- serve 1, 2; Golf 2, 3, 4; Athletic Club; Basketball varsity 4. Dorothy Rickman — Noonday League 1: Baseball 2; May Fes- tival 1, 2: Christmas Pageant 1; Valpost 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3: Oper- etta 3: Girl Reserves 1: G. A. A. 2. Dorothy Ragsdale Dorothy Eickman klary Helen Shaiv li ere Shook William Eamcy Mar+lia Schellhiger Virginia Slierrick Eoljert SieA ' crs Martha Schellinger — May Festival 2, 3; Christmas Pageant 1; Valpost 4; Latin Club 1, 2; Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Operetta 3; Girl Reserves 1. Mary Helen Shaw — Soccer 1, 2; Noonday League 1: Volleyball 1, 2, 3; Basketball 1. 2, 3; May Fes- tival 1, 2; Christmas Pageant 1; Girl Reserves 1. 2, 3, 4; Com- mercial Club 3; G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4. Virginia Sherrick — Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3, 4. Vere Shook — Football varsity 4, reserve 1, 2, 3; Noonday League 1, 2, 3; Commercial Club 1, 2; Athletic Club 3, 4. Robert Sievers — Orchestra 1, 2, 4, president 2; Operetta 3; Operetta Club 4; Valeyiian 4; Choir 2; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, president 2, 3; Hi-Y 1, 2, 3, 4, vice-president 3, pres- ident 4. Edward Skinner — Noonday League 1, 2, 3; Tumbling 1, 2, 3; Valpost 4; Hi-Y 3, 4; German Club 1, 2, 3, vice-president 3; Science Club 3; Aviation Club 1, 2, 3, secretary-treasurer 3. Kenneth Slocum — Clinton High School, Clinton Township, 1, 2, 3. James Smith— Track 2, 3, 4; Va- lenimi 4; Sciemus Club; 2; Latin Club 2, president 2; Hi-Y 2, 3, 4, treasurer 4. Loren Smith — Lane Tech High School, Chicago, Illinois. William Snook — Not graduating. Edward Skinner James Smith William Snook Joane Stinchfield Ivenncth Slocnm Loren Smith Eileen Sterbenz Melvin Stinehlield Eileen Sterbenz — Soccer 1, 2, 3, 4; Volleyball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basket- ball 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Tennis 1; Track 1, 2, 4; G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3, 4. Jeane Stinchfield — Soccer 1, 2, 3, 4; Volleyball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basket- ball 1, 2, 3, 4; Playday 3; Base- ball 1, 2; Tennis 1; Track 1, 2, 4; May Festival 1, 2; Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3, 4, vice-president 2, pres- ident 3; G. A. A. 1. 2, 3, 4, sec- retary 4; Christmas Pageant 1, 2; Valpost 4; Vale?!io?i 4. Melvin Stinchfield — Shortridge High School, Indianapolis, Indi- ana, 1, 2, 3; Basketball varsity 4. 91 Virgil Stipp Eobeit Htonei- Lawrence Sii(lai OV l dseiii. ' uy Swift Ellis Swisher .lauet Take Maxiiie Thune Willi.-uii Tliiel Virgil Stipp — Science Club 1, 4; Stamp Club 2, 3, vice-president 2. Robert Stoner — Football varsity 2, 3, reserve 1; Golf 1, 2, 3, 4; Noonday League 3; Valenian 4; Hi-Y 2, 3, 4, secretary 4; Athletic Club 1, 2, 3; Tumbling L Lawrence Sudaltov — Track 1, 3, 4; Band 3, 4; Operetta 4; Valenian 4; Glee Club 3; Choir 4; Hi-Y 4; Sciemus Club 1, 2, 3; Photography Club 3; Latin Club 2. 22 Rose Swift — Soccer 1; Noonday League 1, 2; Valpost 3; Glee Club 1; German Club 1, 2; Girl Re- serves 3, 4. Ellis Swisher — Football reserve 3, 4; Noonday League 1, 2, 3; Track 1; Commercial Club 1, 2; Tumbling 3; Athletic Club 4. Janet Take— Soccer 1, 2, 3, 4; Volleyball 1, 2, 3; Basketball 1, 2. 3, 4; Baseball 1, 2; May Festival 1: Valpost 4; G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Commercial Club 4. William Thiel— Golf 2, 3, 4; Hi-Y 3. 4; Glee Club 3; Stamp Club 1, 2, secretary 2; Science Club 1; Aviation Club 2, 3. Maxine Thune — South Bend Cen- tral High School, South Bend, Indiana; May Festival 2; Oper- etta 2, 3, 4; Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4; Home Economics Club 4. Irene Tilton— Tumbling 2, 3, 4; May Festival 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2; Home Economics Club 1, 2, 3, 4, treasurer 3. Ann Walsh— Soccer 1, 2. 3; Arch- ery 1, 2, 3; Noonday League 1, 2; Volleyball 1, 2, 3; Basketball 1, 2. 3, 4; Plavday 2; Baseball 1, 2; Track 1, 2; Tumbling 1, 2, 3; May Festival 1, 2; Christmas Pageant 1; Girl Reserves 1, 2; G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4. Herbert Weichert — Flandreau, High School, South Dakota, 1. Nancy Whipple — May Festival 1; Valenian 4; Valpost 4; Girl Re- serves 1, 2, 3, 4. Richard Windle — Football varsity 3, 4, reserve 1, 2; Noonday League 1, 2, 3; Tumbling 1, 2; Athletic Club 3, 4. CoraloH Zimmerman — Operetta 2; Girl Reserves 1, 2, 3, 4, secre- tary 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4, secre- tary-treasurer 4; Home Economics 2, 3. 4; scribe 3, president 4; Dra- matics Club 4, vice-president 4. Irene Tilton Herbert Weicliert Kichard Windle Anne Walsh Nancy Whipple Coralou Zimmerman Colors — Blue and White Flower — Yellow Rose Motto — Pax, Successus, Felicatas Peace, Success and Happiness Dale Gotl, vice-president, Lawrence Dahl, presidenf, and Bonnie Beach, secretary, put in extra time on the senior class booths. Cinema Titles Reveal Personality - Reel One Eileen Alyea — Ready. Willing. cduI Able, comely, solitudinous Miss whose raven loclvs are never out of place. Evelyn Anderson — Lady Behai e. amicable, energetic blonde, likes the Bobs, gets along with everyone. Madge Anderson — As You Like It. a buxom lass, renders aid to senior class by boosting candy sales. Virginia Anderson — Merrily We Live, known as Ginny. Her merry blue eyes find fun in everything, even her own jokes. IVIarcele Arndt — When Lo2 e Is Yoiing. a demure honey- blonde who delights in sports and dates with Walt. Joe Awkerman — Rood Demon, distinguished by his " Heimie " hair cut. never escorts the same V. H. S. girl twice. IMilton Barklev — Slim, a quiet blonde who prefers study and male companionship to the company of the gals of V. H. S. Glaydis Basinger — Little Miss Roughneck, astonishes friends by her speed and accuracy in atheltics and science. Bonnie Beach — Exclusive, a dainty, carrot-topped lady who works hard to control a temper that matches her hair. Mildred Beach — Career Woman, a shy, unobtrusive maiden who spends her time jerking fancy sodas. Catherine Becker — Yot ' . ' re Only Young Once, her persistence and will carry her through many a hard task; never gets excited. Charles Beckwith — Hard to Get. a handsome brunette who pays no more attention to the girls than to his troubles. Maxine Bell — Hide Away Girl, a loyal friend who really takes her studies seriously. Tom Benton — Accent on Girls, a well-liked, well-dressed whirlwind who wastes no time or energy on the dance floor. Ruth Billerbeck — The Kind Lady, usually quiet but enjoys a good time, diligently studies her shorthand. Rosemary Bradney — Artists and Models, a tantalizing blonde who keeps her activities independent of school affairs, her hobby ' s modeling new coiffures. Marjorie Broviak — Forever Yours, an etKcient editor cf the Valpost, likes college men better than those in high school. Robert Brown — Free and Easy, " Scud, " a silent knight whose rare flashes of humor are all too seldom. Geraldine Bryant — A Girl with Ideas, a tiny tot who goes about her affairs with a serious, purposeful de- termination. Robert Bryarly — Absolute Quiet, a good sport who can be found every basketball game at the reporter ' s table. Patricia Clay— Make Way for a Lady, a cute midget who devotes her time to bettering the Home Ec. Club. Charles Clifford— A Perject Gentleman, a broad-shouldered ' Viking who seemingly well deserves his nickname of " Lo ' er. " Mila Jean Cochran — Laughing Eyes, a dark-haired colleen who can truthfully say, " Prove it. I ' m from Mis- souri. " James Conrick — Farmer in the Dell, a country lad, adapts himself to any situation with the same unruffled air. Martha Crisman — Feminine Fun. an outdoor girl who has mastered every major and minor sport, efficient club woman. William Crockett — The Young in Heart, a well-liked member of the Hi-Y who teases a troubled trombone. 23 Reel Two Lawrence Dahl — Some Like It Hot, a popular twice- elected president of his class who can perform miracles on the hardwood floor. Eleanore Daike — Smart Blonde, an imperturbable lass, intently studies shorthand with an eye on a future business career. Evelyn Dalke — Lovely to Look At. an attractive, fair-haired damsel, a faithful companion to her sister. Norman Danielson — Fifty Roach to Town, a rural lad who dabbles in aviation and ice skating. Alice Davis — The Mitsic Goes Round, an important member of the band who will never need the advice that haste makes waste. Sarah Derman — Dimples, an unpretentious, dark-haired doll, likes to laugh, spends her time on bookkeeping. Roy Dittman — A Man to Remember, a young clarinetist who can really swing out on the licorice stick. William Dougall — Motor Madness, a main standby of " Bill " Kendall ' s golf team, small but mighty. Rosalie Edwards — Rosalie, musically inclined, serious minded, distinguished by her perpetual pageboy. Byron Ferguson — Proyninent Personality, an outspoken, good-humored lad whose original ideas spark class discussions. Kathryn Field — Head Over Heels in Love, a giggling schoolgirl whose heart resides in Renssalaer. Delmar Fisher — Hoosier Schoolboy, a freckled, curly-haired tumbler who always comes up smiling, Doris Fry — Women Arc Like Tlxat. a sophisticated lady whose auburn locks are always styled in the latest mcde. Sterling- Fry — Woman Wise, a football hero who thinks he understands the opposite sex. Robert Gold — The Woman I Love, a red-haired center who can smash an opposing line but has trouble with his woman. Paul Goodrich — Small Toion Boy. an enthusiastic modeler of airplanes who threatens to revolutionize the in- dustry. Dale Gott — Football Toncher Downer. " Kelly " a Viking warrior who catches female glances as well as he receives passes. Byron Gramps — Little Tough Guy. a fugitive from the Dead End Kids who likes his hair shaved close. Robert Gratton — Peck ' s Bad Boy. an outspoken authority (?) on women ' s clothes, called " Chesty " by the mob, Dorothy Graves — Prii ate Nurse, a quiet aspirant to a career of administering to the sick, in the meantime, an outstanding athlete. Maurice Greene — Speed, efficient operator of a roaring motorcycle, delves in mechanics and physics. Gilbert Gregory — My Old Kentucky Home, an easy-going southerner who is short in height but long in per- sonality. Betty Griswold — This Is My Affair, another modest maid, divides her time equally between shorthand and bookkeeping, Clyde Harville — Naughty Bi(t Nice, a master of mischief who never misses an opportunity for fun and frolic, Violet Hill — First Lady, a self-contained, poised lady whose manner reminds one of royalty. Margaret Holzbaur — Making Friends, has an incomparable aptitude for making friends, busies herself with studies. Buford Hoover — The Real Glory, tends to show favoritism to vocal organizations, faithful participant for several years. Nancy Howard — Some Class, styled for youth, her flaming red hair attracts the attention of all she meets. Gregg Johnson — A Man of Affairs, a mental and physical giant who alternately directs his attention to math and science. Robert Johnson — There ' s Always a Woman, a live-wire Lochinvar who lives for the women. Delia Klein — Gymnastics, a small but mighty gymnast wlio partakes of every available sport, Walter Kline — Stroke of Genitis, affable participant in music who lends his talents to scholastic endeavor. Vernon Kraft — Go Getter, musically inclined, plays his trombone well and shows promise in dramatic art. Steve Kriston — Pigskin Palooka. a football Hercules, possesses a magnetic attraction for feminine pulchritude. Joanne Krysa — Small Toxon Girl, thoughtful, self-contained girl, appreciates a humorous situation as well as sobriety. Ralph Lane — Happy-Go-Lucky, definitely masculine in his attitude, lives in a happy-go-lucky atmosphere, Shirlie Lane — Lady of Secrets, directly opposite of vociferosity, but her unobtrusive manner pleases all. Harry Large — Tivo Fisted Gentleman, puisant Titan of the gridiron, always willing to do battle. A free agent. Robert Laughery — Yoti ' rc in the Army Now, a lanky lad who likes airplanes and is ever an aspirant for a young maid ' s heart. Gladys Makovsky — Something to Sing About, a lovable, vivacious Jenny Lind who captures hearts by her sparkling song and spontaneous charm. Beatrice Mann — They Shall Have Music, masters every instrument in the musical world with harmonious re- sults, pursues the noiseless tenor of her way, Margaret Marquardt — Dancing Co-Ed, " Martsie, " a temperamental blonde, wears striking combinations of plaids, stripes, and colors. 24 Vivian McCann — Bright Girl, a bookkeeping shark, who can balance a budget and grasp an opportunity with the best of them. Edwin Mendel — King of the Newsboys, can carry more papers than the mind can conceive, also possesses curly hair. Herbert Mendel — Call It a Day, " Herman, " plus in ability, minus in effort, can do but doesn ' t. Francis Miskimins — Slightly Honorable, another of tliese silent men who leave the girls well enough alone, his hair runs toward red. Warren Moiince — Freckles, would avoid work only if the opportunity presented itself, can be definitely se- rious and likeable. Donald Nielsen — It ' s a Great Lije. another Ihin man who can jump bars in track but jumps at few con- clusions otherwise. Eleanor Nolan — Saleslady, affable lass who cherishes the desire to be an ace stenographer. Ardis Otis — Lady Reporter, has a deep appreciation for art, her colorful drawings prove it: also delves in re- porting. Glenn Owens — Star Reporter, always searching for a clue in the world of sports, merits praise for fidelity. Robert Packman — Mr. Smarty, knows most, if not all, the answers; a worker in the things he likes. Raymond Phillips — The Thin Man. " Hi Ya, Bu-u-u-ck, " a tall eager whose speed on the floor contradicts his lazy drag elsewhere. Dorothy Ragsdale — The Sviartest Girl in Town, delves with fervor into frivolities and developes amazing aca- demic accomplishments. William Ramey — Easy Liinng, a towering basketball player who moves with agility only when the fancy strikes him. Dorothy Rickman — Cliafterbo.r. a giggling gal who gallavants around the halls with a peppy gait. Martha Schellinger — Spirit of Youth, a farmerette whose embarrassed little laugh sets all her curls a-bobbin ' : she blushes. Vere Shook — FootbaH Bngs. a carbon copy of brother Rube, sweeps sweet lasses swiftly off their feet. Mary Helen Shaw — Wi.se Girl, looks stylish, wears a captivating smile and tries to please. Virginia Sherrick — Be Yourself, graced with the rare gift of simplicity, makes good use of her time. Robert Sievers — Society Lawyer, a master of the violin and an orator who turns every classroom into a verit- able Town Hall of the Air. Edward Skinner — Big. Brown Eyes, uses them to good advantage with V. H. S. girls, gets petrol for his car at wholesale prices. Kenneth Slocum — Here I ain a Stranger, gives freely of his time for a worthwhile cause, namely his educa- tion, generally active. Loren Smith — Everyday ' s a Holiday, puts forth efforts to avoid worry, a sensible lad. James Smith — Rembrandt, " The Baron, " an active Hi-Y treasurer and an artist whose taste runs toward titian. William Snook — The Devil Is a Sissy, the mischievous brat of V. H. S. who refuses to show concern over every- day occurrences. Eileen Sterbenz — Dinner at the Ritz. keeps her " figger " despite her food, incapable of looking surprised. Jeane Stinchfield — The Dark Hazard, a soft-spoken brunette who possesses big. flirtatious, brown eyes, wears red to advantage. Melvin Stinchfield — Hoiu to Behave, a skillful athlete who hails from Shortridge, one of those guys who never seem to study. Virgil Stipp — Great Guy, a friendly fellow with a deep, pleasing voice who loves to flirt with the girls. Robert Stoner — Toy of Living, a happy-hearted chemistry shark who has a mania for golf, Virginia A., and riding in a Buick. Lawrence Sudakov — The Candid Kid, an auburn-haired camera fiend who never lets a teacher ' s disapproval stop him. Rose Swift — Little Women, a tiny, flaxen-haired miss who won ' t waste her time on men or mischief. Ellis Swisher — Come Up Smiling, a tall, good-looking blonde who manages to cover up his enthusiasm. Janet Take — Blondie, a lackadaisical humorist who keeps her friends in constant mirth over her continual chatter. William Thiel — Smilin ' Through, a studious guy with a gorgeous smile who squires the frosh and sophomore gals around the courts of V. H. S. Maxine Thunc — Girls Can Play, a slim brownette who is a member of the Forest Park " gang. " Irene Tilton — Vivacious Lady, an active flirtatious busy-body who likes to be moving all the time. Anne Walsh — Pepper, an attractive damsel whose spirit and friendliness are responsible for her popularity. Herbert Weichert — Free and Easy, follows the way of a " free life, " silent chap, converses more or less with himself. Nancy Whipple — I Dream Too Much, a prize student who lives to tease, takes her love seriously. Richard Windle — Many Sappy Returns, enjoys excessively the liberality of a free country, indulges in both athletics and love. Coralou Zimmerman — It ' s Love Again, an active clubwoman, amazes all by her dignified and queenly air. 25 -4 m ,4M ' ysi , ., _ ..; JUNIOR GIRLS Row 1, Bottom. Shirley Hibbets. Florella Luedtke. Rosemary Claussen, Julia Tuthill. Mary Helen Kenyon. Patricia Dunlap. RoseiTiary Koch, Elizabeth Fox worthy, Anna Mary Squire, Hazel Leon, Karyll Kleunder, Jean Deckro. Row 2: Margaret McGillicuddy. Isabel Fabing, Jeanette Woycik. Evelyn Tomlinson, Helen Bliss, Hilde Buck, Caroline Lindsey. Janet Shauer, Signe Lindberg, Elaine Magid, LuJane Wertman. MariUynn Heap. Row 3: Shirley Gohle, Mary Ellis, Margaret Snow, Eva Brown, Mary Frances Bloeman. Barbara Dick, Gloria Bagdon. Arlene Benson, Helen Clark. Lorna Owens, Betty Grace Vainer. Dorothy Mockler. Row 4: Marilyn Edelman, Helen Miller, Marguerite Snyder, Barbara Martin, Bertha Swanson. Marian Scoville. Frances White, Marguerite Goodrich. Patricia Wolf, Gloria Nogard, Erma Buckles, Ruth Barkley. Row 5: Ada Kilmer, Eileen Larcom, Mai ' ie Morthland, Louise Ahlgrim, Lenore O ' Donnell. Vivian Parry, Madeline Falls, Marge Petralias, Rita Schoof, Mary Thiesen, Josephine Mayer, Ruth Cotterman. JUNIOR BOYS Row 1. Bottom: Robert Koselke, Robert Gregory. Charles Eades, Charles Barber, Gene Hart. William Take. Arthur Nolan. Clyde Carter, Robert Ba?don, William Bowman. Carroll Wilgus. Robert Johnsen. Row 2: Melvin Porter. William Murphy. James Howard, Roy Williamson, Martin Miller, Donald Campbell, James Griffitli, Jack Hoyt. William Hollandsworth. Lester Farrington. John Borum, Donald Hamilton. Row 3: Paul Orwig, John Cleveland. Jack Kuhn. Jack Brownbrldge, Charles Harmon, Delmar l a- Count. Stanley Sterbenz, Raymond Wickizer, Thomas Cargo, Phillip Jonas, Byron bmith, Benny Howard. Row 4: Gunter Pintzke, Robert Rutter, Walter Molinder. Charles Sink, James V right. Richard Rader, Warren Hoover, Robert McKay. Richard Moltz. Harold Corsbie. George Adams. DeForest Ailes. Row 5: Donald Burch, James Leffler. Arthur Proffitt. Frank Slagle. William Graves. Roy Shinabarger. Maynard Niequist, Charles Boule, Richard Mairell, Oscar Shepard, James Scott, uniors St to jamze Juniors organize for the first time. as a class, in their high school careers, opening a new avenue of student life. The first meeting this year was held December 5, later than usual due to the difficulties inflicted by half-day sessions of school. Under the sponsor- ship of Miss Vera L. Sieb, their biggest social activity of the year is the instigating, financ- ing, and managing of the gala junior-senior prom. During their junior year, the editor and business manager of the " Valenian " for the following year are chosen. Those to be in charge of the books of ' 41 are Rosemary Koch and Bernard Howard. Officers of the class are Walt Molinder, president; Gene Hart, vice-president; Janet Shauer, secretary- treasurer. To the fields of athletics and scholarship this class has contributed Walt Mo- linder, Charles Eades, and Bill Murphy, and Patricia Wolf and Rosemary Koch. 26 )f ' t vms iA- % 3 SOPHOMORE BOYS Row 1, Bottom: Robert Slendahl, Francis Bryant, Bob Lister, Frank Bogan. Eugene Clark, Fred Yazel. Duncan Garrison. August Raelson, Ralph Sundln, Bob Ohlfest. Burt Walin. Berle Maxwell, John Frederick, James Soliday. Row 2: Joseph Bibler, Walt Woycik, Thon-ias Bryarly. Kenneth Prentiss, Clyde McCann, William Xern. Robert Sawtell, Jack Dean, Charles Younce, James Clifford, Donald Bozarth, Joseph Shepherd, Calvin Klusmeyer. Row 3: Jack Dougall, Clayton Fetterer, Winslow Jones, Wayne Tucker, Thomas Auck. Edgar Dost, William Thome, Russell Shinabarger. Joseph Thune, Max Beier, Tom Nolan, Richard Henderson, Ted Falls, Donald Clark. Row 4: John Griffin, Bert Farnum. John Daly. Melvin Sheets, Deward Giovanetto. Charles Black, Wayne Farrington. Paul Trapp, Mark Cadwell. Allen Wheeler. Roger Church, Ernest Schramm, Vernon Detlef, Hany Smith. Row 5: James Bigelow, Robert Beehier, William Pivarnik. Adrian Nichols, Milton Falls, William Maloney, Clarence Buelow. Robert Gray. Howa ' d Fetterer, Claude Biggs. Kalph Doelling. SOPHOMORE GIRLS Row 1. Bottom: Joy Freer. Lois Dalke. Sina Church, Florence Shinabarger, Earlene Daniels, Shirley Jensen, Rachel Snook, Mai-ilyn Edwards. Eleanore Hiltpoldt. Norma Whitehead. Betty Noonan, Mary Forbes. Doris Djttman, Mpdelon Fabins, Mary Martinal. Anna Ruth Cunnm ham, Maruel Jean Brnwn. Row 2: AUce Clark, Lois Ludington. Cornelia Powell, LaVerne Nciquist, Doris Lain. MartJia Wharton, Norma Jean Haley, Martha Berry. Lou Jean Kluender. Louise Sv isher. Virginia Day. Vu ' ginia Paul, Barbara Slineerland. Barbara Logan, Helen Comljis. Betty Sliinabarger, Row 3: Stella Mathews. Betty Rosenhaum. Viola Mounce, Marguerite Pinkerton. Mary Bankert. Jacqueline Dispennett. Maxine Jante, Phyllis Green , Betty Peters. Peggy Toole, Elnora Hill, Betty Claudon. Mary Jane Bucher, Mary Helen Breen. Kathleen Witner. Row 4: Helen Erwin, Gene Beck with. Betty Bell. Beatrice Baugher. Lillian Mathews, Rosemary Fulton, Anna Mahoney. Joan Manago, E ' elyn Pearson. Jeanette Schulz, Marian Ciosby, Joan Horn, Marijane Stoltz, Frances Erea. JoAnn Whipple, Jean Claudon. Row 5: Mary Lou Peck. Jean Belle Mclllvain, Janet Stinchfield. Kathleen Nolan. Florence A ' Nnals. Margaret Theisen, Mabel Brown, Gladys Iden, Ann Underwood, Miriam Brown. Lillian Wilson, Mar- jorie Hoist. Realizing their newly acquired responsibilities and duties and delighting in their ad- vanced positions, the sophomore class turned their attention from freshman diversions and set grimly to work to carve a record for themselves in 1940. This class is composed of one hundred and fifty members and though unorganized, has contributed much to the school ' s scholastic, athletic, and musical records. From their ranks JoAnn Whipple, Francis Bryant, and Cornelia Powell have emerged with superior grades. Bob Gray, already on the varsity basketball squad, is regarded as the future star of that sport. Frank Bogan who was outstanding as the band ' s drum major is to be congratulated for a job well done. To these and to the others who are not as outstanding but just as important, goes the privilege and the added responsibility of being upperclassmen. 27 FRESHMAN GIRLS Row 1. Bottom: Flossie Hitesman. Mary Ellen White. Mary Siddall. Loraine Lindberg. Etthel Schellinger. Edith Eichelberg, Mary Frances Pierce. Hazel Pollins. Harriet Arnold, Caryl Lofquist, Mary Ellen Pi Hard. Virginia Makovsky. Wilma Berkey. Row 2: Jean Holt, Dorothy I erch. Jeanette McKim, Betty Jean Bratton, Betty Klahn, Mary Nolan, Mary Elizabeth McGarvey, Maiy Thrune, Lois Wilson, Dorothy Kraft. Marjorie Klahn, Elaine Owens. Row 3: June Schoepfer, Delores Buelow, Mabel Tucker, Betty June Popp, Bonnie Jean Reid, Joyce S toner, Shirley Kolner, Margy Fulton, A ' Nola Williams, Barbara Trenkle. Sarah Manage, Barbara Nik ch. Betty Frazer, Row 4: Marilyn Miller, Arlene Hudgins. Alice Greene, Martha Johnson, Eniily White. Bonnie Podresky, Frances McGillicuddy, Miriam Gramps, Betty Gre. ory, Violet Ludington, Dixie Collingsworth, Mona Reed. Helen Miller. Mary Helen Wark. Row 5: Phyllis Crisman. Dorothy Foltz. Virginia Conrick. Wilma Davis, Helen Peck. Marcile Mead. Betty Slagle. Betty Priest. Marilyn Lambert. FRESHMAN BOYS Row 1. Bottom: Jack Stanton. Mendill Burrus. William Conover, Roy Rice. Paul Havlick, William Eraser, Edward Cole, Robert Row 2. Hoi-ace De Freize. Carroll Barber. Al in Barber. Fred Loeffler, Herman Corsbie, William Wellman. Bi yce Billings. Rob Row 3: Gerald Adams, Elwood Mull. Jack Palen, Leland Salberg Grrmdell, James Elliott, Henry Pahl, Richard Walsh. Robert Sue Row 4: Robert Chester. Roliert Schumacher, Robert Pivarnik. R Dooley, Robert Wheeler. Howard Johnson, Kenneth Miles, Ken Row 5: Roger Church. Jack Cavell. Neno Spagna. Bruce Crockett, dinger. James Van Loon. James Dean, David Evans. William Findling, James Briscoe. Robert Krieger. Row 6: Charles Siddall, George Doelling, Vance Burrus. Melvin Blackney, Louis Larcom. Marshall Handschy. Harold Anderson. Thomas Jones, Duane Collins, Ashton, Kenneth Prentiss. Russell Stanley. Landsdown. Jack Berlin, Roliert Griffin, Robert John Wilson. Otto ert Harvil. Ralston Berrier, Harold Harmon, Samuel Yazel, Bill Weddlc. Robert Bankei ' t. Paul Hitesman. Don Hiltpoldt, Junior Hoffman, John sse, Charles Chester, Bill Lloyd, James Lindall, Howard Billerbeck, obert Worthington. William Nielson, Vernon Hyatt, David Wilgus, Jack neth Pierce. Bruce Slingerland, Alfred Pivarnik. Peter Krysa, Robert Soliday, Malcom Varner. Arnold Stoner, Lawrence Johnson, Nicholas Polite. James Harrington. Eugene Sanders, Don Frederick. Kenneth Shupe. Chris Meyers. Vergil Mathias, Robert 1940 FRESHMEN Row 1. Bottom: Florence Bauer. Wilma Swanson. Bonnie Biggs, Rosemary Masterson. Anna Combis, Patricia White. Row 2: Selma Fisher. Evelyn Villers, Dorothy Barboul. Roy Breen, Douglas Lamb. James Holt. Row 3; George Robertson, Dean Tuthill, Alvin Beach, WiUiam McDaniels. Paul Thune, Robert Swan. 28 i i ' tV- : ■ ' ' The nine members of the annual sla Worked throughout the year to compile the 1940 " Valenian. " Lawrence Siidakov, snap-shot editor; Dorothy Ragsdale, editor-in-chief; Mrs. Emma R. Foor, sponsor; Gladys Makovsky, acti ' ities editor; James SmitJi, art editor; Nancy Whipple, literary editor; (back row) Jeane Stinchfield. snap-shot editor; Robert Stoner, l oys ' athletic editor; Evelyn Anderson, giils ' athletic editor; Robert Sievers, business manager. After such activities as typing, proof-reading, cover selections, picture-taking, and writing, the ' tilniian is pubUshed by the senior class. The staff, consisting of all seniors, has nine members who are selected by the seniors themselves. Two of these, the editor-in-chief and the business manager, are elected in their junior year and serve as apprentices to the preceding staff. The work is super- vised by Mrs. Foor, the l ilcaian sponsor. The staff works on the annual at least one period a day. The theme of the book is the first thing to be decided upon by the staff. This se- lected, the photographic presentation, art work, and literary style must be worked out. After the illustrations, photographs, and copy have been compiled, the copy must all be typed. Representatives of competing engraving and cover companies are interviewed and the contracts are awarded to those who can best carry out the general theme. Each fall, two days are set aside to take group pictures and individual pictures of the seniors and the teachers. The staff aids in getting the groups together and identifies the pictures later on. This year the theme of the annual was to portray student life and activities. Pic- tures were taken at many of the social functions. In order to be able to complete the book in a pleasing manner and as correct in lit- erary style as possible, consultations with the printer were held, and proof-reading played a major part in the successful production of the annual. To enable the yearbook to be published without any advertisements, the seniors pay dues of twenty-five cents a month. Candy and ice cream are sold during the ten-minute intermission and also at football and basketball games by seniors. National Award Xaliintal SrljulaBtir kcsa ABiimiatum 1- .U,I.. V.MER1CAN IKARBOOK CRJIIiAl ShKVlCE Columbia — Valpost ' ■i nS- ' ff ' ili ' lic " iilnlcuinii Jfitst ClflSS Jbonot fijiiiij .. , ,. jV,,,.,™„;. .v.,;,™ ) " „„ ,-,( c...... .sv.r ,;„ .v-, ..J J.u ..,.- P,,.. J, .„...,,.;, „.... „ I ' - ;.,■ .YAI....,.wo, l ., .„; O .. ..,.. The National Scholastic Press Association, of the School of Journalism of the University of Minnesota, gave the 1939 J ilciiiaii a rating of first class. The Valpost staff must Write and edit copy each day in Room 121. uoiotny Ragsdale, Katherine Field, Robert Bryarly, Mr rjorie Broviak. Gladys Makovsky, uieiin Owens, JjJvelyn Anderson, Virigina Anderson, Jean Stinchfield, Eddie Skinner, Mrs. Emma R. Foor, spuii=,or, Robert Gratton. To represent the efforts of the advanced the J ' alposf records school events and refi jects. There are two semesters of journahsm, advanced. The lower class learns the theors news stories, feature, interviews, editorials, leads, proofreading, and paper makeup. The advanced class applies all the infor lishes the ral osf. Appointments to the staff instructor and newspaper sponsor. The appo and aptness of the student in certain phases class. The paper is financed by advertisements which are solicited from by the fall staff, and by obtaining subscriptions from high school alumni, and outsiders at the rate of fifty cents per year or thirty-five Sixteen issues are put on during the year, eight each semester, to make five or six issues six pages in length. Additional advertising the year in order to finance the six page issues. News assignments are proportioned among the young reporters, visor. Contributions are also made by the first journalism class. Each year the papers are entered in national and international been consistently winning first class ratings. journalism class, a bi-weekly publication of ects the students ' attitude on various sub- thus producing two classes, the beginning and of journalism and practices the writing of counting and composing headlines and story mation acquired the semester before and pub- are made by Mrs. Emma R. Foor, journalism intments are made according to the ability of the work as displayed in the beginning the local merchants students, teachers, cents per semester. The staff endeavors is sold throughout by the faculty ad- contests and have The 1938-39 Valpost was award- ed honor ratings by the Quill and Scroll, an international or- ganization, and the National Scholastic Press and the Colum- bia Press, national associations. International and National nt Ssaluinol SrljulaiUir llrms Aaauiiatutii liilmi.itiini,il iNiiiiirjnt Sotto fnrlMilh tlmol Jrani.iliBis flic Ualpost Smmtalimiul JitstpiiutJ uiarB ' -- - i.(K Niy f i ' iowmBii. i.i.ianc,. I,..., ..- jK,... h..- Al-l.-ANSKtUe.VN NLW. ' ir. PF-R CKJIKAl if-RVJLt ■She l- ' alpiiit » ,„-.,_,,„„.. . ,„ „,„,- „ ™,«U . iret Class Jjonor fiiUtiig ,. ,L r.,.o.j; N.,,;.™ V,.. ,., C,.,..J S.-.., .f J., N.,.. l S,UUu P.T.. Au, :, . ,1,, [;„„„.;,j. , yM,»™«.. b. M . ™».S,.. Officers conducting a candle- light service at the Home Economics club induction HOME ECONOMICS CLUB Row 1, Bottom: Mary Forbes;, Caioljn Lindsey, Maxine Thi ne, Miss Baitliolomew sponsor, Marcele Arndt. Irene Tilton. Coralou Zimmerman, Row 2: Josephine Mayer. Margaret Marquardt, June Pearson, Marillynn Heap, Miss Weerns — sponsor, Anna Mary Squire, Lois Ludington, Ruth Billerbeck. Row 3; Anna Ruth Cunningham. Betty Noonan. Maxine Jante, Sarah Derman, Eva Brown, Beatrice Mann, Jean Deckro. Mary Bloeman. Row 4: Helen Peck, Patricia Clay, Shirley Jensen, Sina Church, Betty Gregory, Geraldine Bryant, Marian Scoville, Gladys Iden. Row 5: Helen Mae Bliss, Betty Hutton. Evelyn Tomlinson, Madehne Falls, Julia Tut hill, Louise Ahlgrim, Arlene Benson. The H E Club Has Many Activities The Home Economics Club, sponsored by Miss Bartholomew, held its first meeting in the form of an induction on September 21, 1939. Arlene Benson represented the Spirit of Home Economics and lighted each of the officers ' candles as each told of her duty for the coming year. The club, each year, sends delegates to attend the Home Economics meeting at In- dianapolis. This year Coralou Zimmerman, Patricia Clay, and Beatrice Mann were elect- ed to go. Each year the LaPorte and Valparaiso Home Economics Clubs take turns entertain- ing each other. On November 1, the Valparaiso group held a pot-luck in the library, after which a program was held and games were played. The selling of fruit cakes is an annual affair and this year after the mixing and baking, $9.00 was cleared. A bazaar is also a tradition with the club. On December 14, the girls added $18.00 to their treasury with the selling of hot-pan holders, pillow-slips, pictures, cookies, candy, and cakes. Around the fire-place in Miss Bartholomew ' s home, a Christmas spirit prevailed. Nuts were roasted, pop-corn popped, and gifts were given by Santa ' s helpers. A style show and hobby show were given in the spring and several parties were held. The founder of Home Economics was Mrs. Helen H. Richards. On her birthday, a skit was presented. A review of her life was given by Coralou Zimmerman, and Miss Weems discussed the San Antonia meeting held in Mrs. Richards ' honor. The Home Economics Club has been a favorite for many years because of its help- ful hints in homemaking, its congenial spirit of fellowship, and its many activities. 32 SENIOR GIRL RESERVES Row 1, Bottom: Ardis Otis, Coralou Zimmerman. Martha Crisman, Miss Miller — sponsor, Glaydis Basinger, Maxine Thime. Nancy Howard, Dorothy Ragsdale. Row 2: Margaret Marquardt, Mary Helen Shaw, Eleanor DalUe. Patricia Clay, Marcele Arndt, Alice Davis. Gladys Makovsky. Row 3: Violet Hill. Virginia Sherrick. Bonnie Beach. Virginia Anderson. Jeane Stinchfield. Nancy Whipple, Geraldme Bryant. Row 4: Eileen Sterbenz. E ' elyn Anderson, Rose Swift, Delia Klein, Evelyn Dalke, Marjorie Broviak, Beatrice Mann. JUNIOR GIRL RESERVES Row 1. Bottom: Josephine Mayer, Anna Mary Squire. Jean Deckro, Miss Shauer— sponsor. Margaret McGillicuddy, Rosemary Claussen, Hilde Buck, Patricia Wolf. Row 2: Margaret Snow. Jeanette Woycik. Rosemary Koch, Marian Scoville, Mary Ellis, Janet Shauer. Row 3: Helen Clark, Arlene Benson, Marge Petralias, Rita Schoof, Isabelle Fabing, Bertha Swanson. Reserves Active in S The junior and senior divisions of the Girl Reserves meet as two separate groups because of the large number participating. Miss Shauer is sponsor of the junior group and Miss Miller of the senior. Acting together with the other group and the lii-Y, a freshman party was held in the gym last September. Girls from these groups have also acted as ushers for school affairs and have aided in getting the girls seated whenever there is an assembly. Since the object of the club is to be of service to other people, Christmas seals were sold for the Tuberculosis Association, Christmas baskets were contributed to by the girls and delivered to needy families, and tags were sold for the infantile paralysis drive. The junior group strives to obtain enough points for a sweater while the seniors try for a number of chevrons. Points are awarded for attending Sunday school, church, young people ' s organizations, visiting the sick, helping the needy, being on the honor roll, being an officer in organizations, and participating in programs. The outstanding party of the year was the Christmas party held in the school library in December with all the groups participating. Members of the faculty were in- vited and the most enjoyed game was wink. Gifts were exchanged. The annual induction was held on February 15 with senior president, Virginia An- derson acting as the Keeper of the Light. The new members were led by the Herald of the Light, Nancy Howard, and after singing the song and repeating the code, were made full-fledged members. Mr. Jessee was the guest speaker and the already inducted girls acted as sweater girls or big sisters. 313 [IMI FRESHMAN-SOPHOMORE GIRL RESERVES Row 1, Bottom: Arline Hudgins. Marilyn Miller. Elaine Ov;ens. Barbara Niksch, Loraine Lindberg, Doris Dittman, Miss Welty — sponsor, Doris Lain, Madeline Fabing, Shirley Jensen, Eleanore Hiltpold, Marilyn Edwarda. Row 2: Frances McGillicuddy. Miriam Cramps, Mary Ellen Pillard. Mary Elizabeth McGarvey, Bonnie Reid. Maxine Jante, Betty Lou Shinabarger, Jacqueline Dispennett, Kathleen Nolan, Cornelia Powell, Louise Swisher. Row 3: Mary Helen Wark, Betty Jean Bratton. Jeanette McKim, Mary Nolan. Harriet A)nold. Helen Conibis. Lou Jean Kluender, Sina Churcli, Norma Jean Haley. Joan Horn. Marian Crosby, Row 4: Jean Holt, Wilma Davis. Caryl Lofquist, Wilma Berkey, Betty Fraziei " , Janet Stinchfield, Barbara Slingerland, Martha Berry. Martha Wharton, Marijane Stoltz, Florence A ' Neals. Row 5: Virginia Day, Mariam Brown, Virginia Paul, Jeanne Claudon. LaVtrne Niequist, Ann Under- wood. serves The freshman-sophomore Girl Reserves, consisting of fifty-four members, has been under the leadership of Miss Welty, who look the place of Miss McGillicuddy. A large percentage of these members attend all the meetings which are opened by the song and code used by all the groups. The girls, both freshmen and sophomores, have shown great interest in attaining points. They may earn these points by attending church and Sunday school, being active in young people ' s organizations, by doing things helpful to others, and by taking part in school activities. The freshmen girls achieve points that they may be inducted or initiated into the organization. The object of the sophomore girls is to attain enough points for sweaters or chevrons when they are in the junior or senior Girl Reserves. This year the younger group has, at the decision of the members, filled both Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets. Many girls have helped to sell tuberculosis seals and infantile paralysis tags. Whenever asked to participate in Girl Reserve programs or entertainments, the girls willingly take part. Everyone of the members strives to strengthen her character by living up to the Girl Reserve code. A party that was greatly enjoyed was a little girl party, held in the library. An annual affair is the Hi-Y Girl Reserves ' party given in the fall of each year for the fresh- men. The meetings this year were held every other Thursday afternoon in the library. Business meetings were held separately from the junior and senior groups, and the pro- grams were given jointly, usually with a girl from each group entertaining. For special entertainment, outside speakers and musicians were obtained. Reserve Officers " " ■ " " SENIOR G. R. OFFICERS Coralou Zimmerman, secretary; Margaret Marquardt, program chairman: Miss Miller, sponsor; Vii-ginia Anderson, president; Gladys Makovsky, vice-president; Marcele Arndt, treasurer; Evelyn Anderson, scribe. JUNIOR G. R. OFFICERS Margaret McGillicuddy, secretary; Janet Shauer. president; Miss Sliauer, sponsor; Rita Schoof, vice-president; Mary Ellis, scribe; Margaret Snow, treasurer; Rosemary Koch, prograni chairman. FRESHMAN-SOPHOMORE G. R. OFFICERS Mary Helen Wark. scribe; Eleanor Hiltpold, secretary; Doris Lain, vice-president; Florence A ' Neals. program chairman; Cornelia Powell, president; Helen Combis. treasurer; Miss Welty, sponsor. Hi ' Y conducts a trial at the annual freshman party. HI-Y Row 1. Bottom: Jack Brownbridge, Jimmy Howard. Mr. Schenck — sponsor. Mr. Warner — assistant sponsor, Roy Dittman, Stanley Sterbenz. Row 2: Robert Smith. Charles Clifford, Dale Gott, William Crockett, Charles Sink, Robert Stoner. Row 3: Eddie Skinner, Charles Eades, Byron Smith. Chris Meyers, James Smith, August Raelson, Bill Thiel. Row 4: Charles Beckwith. Bob Johnson, Robert Laughery, Robert Sievers, Lawrence Dahl. Joseph Awkerman. Striving to fulfill their motto, " to create, maintain and extend, throughout school and community high standards of Christian character, " the Hi-Y represents one of the service organizations in the high school, the Girl Reserves being the other. The Hi-Y, meaning literally high school Y. M. C. A., is composed of thirty-three members and is under the sponsorship of Mr. Schenck and since the beginning of the fall term has had Mr. Warner acting as co-sponsor. The organization, in conducting its meetings, has each member placed upon a committee, the specific function of which is to render service. Some of the com- mittees represented by the functions or services in the school are the checkroom commit- tee, the pencil sale committee, and the bookstore committee. The first committee renders checkroom service at basketball games to patrons. The pencil sales group each year sells basketball schedule pencils and this year for the first time sold football schedule pen- cils. The service rendered by the Hi-Y bookstore facilitates the exchange of books among students at the beginning of the year and between the two semesters. The hospitality committee, the duty of which is to thank speakers and entertainers after assemblies is another Hi-Y committee of note. Two others are church attendance committee and the Direct Aid Committee. At the beginning of each year, the Hi-Y collaborating with the Girl Reserves, spon- sors a freshman party for all new comers to the high school. At the party, games are played, usually a mock trial held with freshmen as offenders, and refreshments are served. The Hi-Y is closely affiliated with the state Y. M. C. A. and each year sends dele- gates to the State Officers Convention at Indianapolis. 35 LATIN CLUB Row 1, Bottom: Josephine Mayer, Jeanette Woycik. Miss Stoner— sponsor. Rita Schoof, Mary KUis, Beatrice Mann, Doris Lain. Row 2; Florence A ' Neals, Mary Jane Bucher, Peggy Toole. Eleanor Hiltpold, Norma Jean Whitehead, Marvel Jean Brown, Row 3: Dorothy Lurch, Marguerite Pmkerton. Bill Fraser, James Howard, James Dean, Hobert McKay. Row 4: Marjorie Hoist, Mary Thiesen. Vernon Kraft. Robert Johnson, Walter Kline, Jan es Elliott. DRAMATICS CLUB Row 1: Barbara Martm. Lenore O ' Donnell, Vivian Parry. Frances Semonto, Mr. Conkling — sponsor, Ada Kilmer. Helen Miller, Barbara Dick. Row 2; Patricia Wolf, Margaret Marquardt, Vivian McCann, Mary Forbes. Betty Noonan, Walter Kline. i-{ow 3; Vernon Kraft, Marguerite Goodrich, Jean Beckwith, Shirley Kolner, Joyce Stoner, Marjorie Bair. Bennie Howard. Row 4: Chris Meyers, Coralou Zimmerman. Mary Helen Thrune, Carolyn Lindsey, Elizabeth Fox- worthy, Betty Priest, Robert Johnson. Latin Club Grows The Latin club, just two years old, was The club has twenty-five members and spring of 1939 the club took a field trip to ental Institute, and Rosenwald Museum. The Because of the half day of school, meet ning each month. The highlights of these me were all written in Latin and had to be de Various Latin plays were given with the Caesar, Cicero, Cattline, and Virgil. founded and is sponsored by Miss Stoner. has enjoyed many social activities. In the Chicago and visited the Field Museum, Ori- trip was repeated again this spring, ings were held in the school library, one eve- etings were treasure hunts. The messages ciphered before the next could be found. club members portraying characters such as avs Since there were not enough students interested in dramatics to form a regular class at the beginning of the year, Mr. Conkling formed a Dramatics Club known again as the " Footlight Masqueraders. " This club meets once every week, but those who are to be in the plays which are given before the school convocation, practice twice every week. This club is conducted much as a class in that it studies various phases of the dramatic art such as acting, costuming, stage settings, stage lighting, make-up, and the lives of great actors, actresses, and producers. The students are urged to keep a scrapbook of clippings, pictures, etc., pertaining to the theater. Some of the plays presented throughout the year were " Suburbanism, " " The Nine Lives of Emily, " " The House with the Twisty Windows, " and " Heroic Treatment. " 36 CHOIR Row 1, Bottom: Clyde Harville, Frances While. Karyll Kluencler, Mary Siddell. Eailene Daniels, Bill Conover. Row 2: Phyllis Crisman. Isabel Fabing. Madeline Fabine, Mildred Beach. Hazel Leon, Betty Bell. Row 3: Marshall Handschy, Richard Moltz, Robert Rutter, Claude Biggs. OPERETTA CLASS Row 1. Bottom: Ann Underwood. Isabel Fabinij. Gloria Noszard, Phyllis Crisnan. Margaret Thiesen, LUlian Wilson. Row 2: Catherme Becker, Maxine Thune, Betty Jean Decki-o, Coralou ZimmeiTnan, Gloria Bagdon, Frances White, Doris Fry. Row 3: Loraine Lmdberg, Emily White. Jean Cochian. Maxine Bell, Doris Buelow, Beatrice Mann, Gladys Makovsky. Row 4: Clyde Harville, Richard Moltz, Robert Riitter, Buford Hoover, Robert Sievers. Lawrence Sudakov. la jnoir oings tor M.any (uccasions Despite the many handicaps which appeared at the beginning of the year, the a capella choir has been able to continue. Mrs. Meyers, the sponsor, holds classes Wed- nesday and Friday the third period. The choir consists of six sopranos, four altos, four tenors, and four bass. For many performances the choir joined the operetta classes. The Christmas season proved to be the the busiest time for the choir. The members caroled through the halls of the various schools in Valparaiso as the students listened and joined in song. They provided music for a program of the Kiwanis Club held at Lembke Hotel. Operetta Class Newly Organized For the past semester, the newly organized operetta class has been meeting twice weekly, on Monday and Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:15. This group which has about thirty members, is under the direction of Mrs. Meyers and has done much entertaining in Valparaiso during both the first and last semester. The class together with the choir entered in the county choral festival at Valparaiso University in December, and received a high rating. They sang at the first band concert given by the V. H. S. band, and entertained the Kiwanis Club and the A. A. U. W. The original purpose of the class was to work toward the production of two light operas, one each semester. The half-day of school, and the lack of boys ' voices necessi- tated a change in plans. 37 The marching band on parade at football game BAND Row ], Bottom: Florence Shinabarger. Jeanette Schulz, Norma Whitehead. Hubert StiJiiton, Wayne McDaniels. David Evans. Victor Lindberg. Jack Dooley. Junior Hoffman. Arnold Stoner. Billy Morth- land, Roliert Wheel er. Harold Rogers — director. Row 2: Adeltha Johnston. Charles Chester. Ted Falls. Jack Dean. Gerald Adams. Betty Frazier, Marilyn Miller. Phillip Jonas. Jack Burt. Edna McDonald. Virginia Makovsky. Eugene Hoffman, Mabel Brown, Lois Dittman, Fiank Began. Row 3; Marshall Handschy, Alvin Beach. Robert Blackney, Robert Sawtell. Marylou Peck. Ruth Cotterman, Jean Bell Mclllvain. Bertha Swanson. Wilma Swanson, Wilma Davis. Alice Davis — re- cording secretary; George Clark, Howard Stipp. Bruce Crockett. Row 4: Walter Kline — secretary -treasurer; Bob McKay, Stanley Sterbenz, Richard Marrell. Charles Harmon. Jim Lindail, Chris Meyers. Joy Freer, Kathleen Witner, Bob Johnson, Wilma Berkey, Don Hiltpoldt, Roy Williamson, Robert Kreiger. Row 5: Bill Cunover. Delmar LaCount, Lorna Owens. Vernon Hyatt, Verncn Kraft — president; Roy Shinabarger, Bob Schumacker. Robert Worthington. Anola Williams, Lawrence Sudakov. Ralph .Sun ' lin, V H S Band is Ever Busy Last spring and all through this school year of 1939-40 the V. H. S. Band attained many achievements under the baton of Mr. Rogers, the director. Not only did the band get new uniforms, but also obtained several new instruments. Last spring this organiza- tion captured first place in the state music contest for class B. Even though there was no National Band Contest, V. H. S. was represented in the National vSolo Contest by four soloists, Adeltha Johnston won third with bassoon, Genevra MacDonald a second with drums, Bob McKay third with cornet and Douglas Moe first in baton twirling. At the beginning of the football season the band put on real performances for the grid fans by using miniature lights which were attached to their caps on a darkened field for their formations, which were led by drum major Frank Bogan and his four major- ettes, Adeltha Johnston, Frances Erea, Marilyn Edelman, and Marie Morthland. The band appeared in three of the four concerts this year which the instrumental department presented. The third was put on by the orchestra alone. All types of music were played: overtures, marches, novelties, and popular airs. An elaborate system of awards has been set up by which the young musicians can earn a " V, " a sweater, monograms, chevrons, and other badges of distinction. Points toward the awards are acquired through attendance at daily band practice, solos, en- sembles, and private lessons. For the social side of band life, the band sponsored two dances held in the gym. A Hallowe ' en masquerade and an ice-skating party at Wauhob held together with the orchestra were the outstanding parties of the year. 38 ORCHESTRA Row 1. Bottom: Virginia Makovsky. Jean Bell Mcllvain. Adeltha Johnston, Betty Grace Varner, Mr. Rogers — director, Marilyn Edwards. Beatrice Mann. Elwood Mull, Phillip Jonas. Row 2: Kenneth Miles. Jr. HofTman, Vernon Kraft. Walter Kline, Richard Marrell. Robert Sawtell, Chris Meyers, Robert Sievers. Row 3; Alice Clark, Wilma Davis, Marylou Peck, Florence Shinabarger. Otto Loeffler, Frank Bogan, Delmar LaCount. stra s Concerts Composed of thirty-two members and under the guidance and direction of Harold Rogers, the Valparaiso High School Orchestra constitutes the other branch of the instru- mental music department in the high school. This hard working group meets each Wednesday evening in the gymnasium be- tween the hours of seven and eight p. m. It readily responds to any and all requests for both school and civic affairs. January 28 the orchestra presented a concert in Boucher gymnasium in accordance with and being one of the four consecutive concerts which the music department pro- duced during this school year. At the concert the orchestra was assisted by three so- loists. With the addition, this year, of several new instruments, the orchestra has been enlarged considerably. With the general expansion of the music department, still more instruments are to be purchased by both the school and the Band and Orchestra Parents ' Association which has been very active since its organization in furthering the cause of the band and orchestra. The orchestra, too, shared in the fortune of V. H. S. in the music contests last spring. In the District contest at Michigan City, it captured the first award. In the State con- test, however, the orchestra got only a second award. According to the custom of the past, the orchestra furnished the music for the graduation program at the close of the school year. To the musically inclined student, the orchestra affords an excellent opportunity, playing both classic and light popular numbers. Librarians BAND LIBRARIANS Adeltha Johnston. Stanley Sterbenz, Virginia Makovsky, Florence Shina- barger. Officers OPERETTA OFFICERS Coralou Zimmerman, secretary-treasur- er; Beatrice Mann, president; Gladys Makovsky, vice-president. Twenty girls dance to " Deep Purple " Capt. Jinks Trio sings " Home on the Range " Pied Piper of Hamelin leads rats to ruin Highland Fling demon- strated by forty Scotch lassies Gym Classes Present Festival Each spring it has been customary for the physical education department to present a spring festival. Miss Harrison, girls ' gymnastics instructor, had charge of the festival. The theme was the story of the Pied ' ' ' t-r o r;;;t7 ; . When the children had been piped away to Joyland, various groups from the city schools entertained with dancing scenes from all over the world. The high school orchestra directed by Mr. Rogers played several numbers at the beginning of the program. Mrs. Myers directed the sing- ing of the story of the Pied I ' ipcr. The accompaniment throughout the program was done by Dorothy Ragsdale, Shirley Sullivan, and Miss Martin, teacher from Gardner School. Some of the highlights of the program were: the I ' icd Piper. Peep Purple. Hitjldand Piiiifl. and the Campfire Scene. 40 " Come and get it, " seems to be the call at the Girl Reserve and Hi-Y party. James Smith checking upon contest winners at the freshman party. Freshman Party Aimual Affair Each year, the Hi-Y and Girl Reserves give a " welcome to high school " party for the freshmen and newcomers to the school. A mock court is a traditional part of the program, and freshmen are tried for various crimes that have been committed, and, if found guilty, must receive their sentence. The Hi-Y members act as the court. Games that are played are in the form of contests for which prizes are awarded. Sucking coke out of the bottle with a nipple on, and blow- ing a feather in the air for a certain distance are typical examples. Entertainment this year was provided by Beatrice Mann and Bob Sievers, Vivian Parry, and Stan Sterbenz ' orchestra which played for dancing afterwards. The important part of every party, refreshments, were served by the Girl Reserves. This year as always, a Dramatics Club, called the Footlight Masqueraders and sponsored by Mr. Conk- ling, presented various plays before the student bod3 Since there was no class, the club met outside of school, in the afternoons, and worked out the plays. The " Nine Lives of Emily " presented to the Assembly Stanley Slerbenz ' s orchestra furnished the music for the first school dance of the 1939-40 school year. The above is a typical scene from a V. H. S. school dance. Band Parents Sponsor Dances To provide wholesome amusement for the high school pupils and to make money for the Sand organization, the band parents sponsored and acted as chaperons at two informal dances. One of these was held in the fall and the other during the Thanksgiv- ing vacation. Those who could attend were high school students, alumni, and their guests. They were in no way public dances. Stanley Sterbenz, junior in high school, and his ten piece orchestra furnished the music for both of these occasions. Tumblers Give Exhibition Tumbling is one athletic activity of V. H. S. which, although not competitive, at- tracts much attention from the boys. After a thorough training in gymnastics under Mr. Brown, the team is selected. This year these boys had an exhibition between the halves of a home basketball game and at a Valparaiso University tilt. Tumbling Team of V. H. S. TUMBLING CLUB Row 1. Bottom: James Griffith, Warren MouncG, Melvin Porter, Francis Miski- mins. GJenn Owens. Row 2: Jack Dooley. Delmar Fisher, Robert Chester. Kenneth Prentiss. Row 3 ' Robert Krieger. Elwood Mull. Stanley Yeasel. Tom Auck. Row 4. Robert Schumaker, Tom Bry- arly, Maik Cadwell. Camera Catches Candid Poses Coaches watch the Vikings — Jean and Martha leave school — " Pewee " and " Kersh " snaile their best — Ruth fingers her clarinet — Three iron men — Larry, " Pete, " and Vere — Pretty girl, pretty pose — Walter goes to band — Walter again, with pal Vernon — Jackie gets tough — Valpo ' s nurse on morning rounds — Found: one pair of saddle shoes — Gladys, books a nd all — V. H. S. ' s competition to the Lane sisters — " Ikey " crosses the field — " Porky " Large watches the birdies. 43 special Parties This picture shows the officers and sponsors of the Home Eco- nomics Club at the annual ban- quet in the high school library at which they entertained the La- Porte organization. The newly formed operetta class and choir, combined, enjoy an exciting game of bingo at a Christmas party held in the li- brary a few days before Christ- mas Vacation. A game of wink seems to be causing a few smiles at the Girl Reserve Christmas Party, held in the library. All three groups joined together in this social event. Highlighting all the band and orchestra social events Was the icc-s ating party held at Wauhob Lake. Snow and cold Weather didn ' t spoil the fun. Typical Boy and Girl — Betty Nolan, Robert Rhoda, monograms; selected by students and faculty. Delta Award — Anne Wharton, ten dollars; selected by organization; presented by Mrs. Howard Clark. Tri Kappa Award — Nena Winder, ten dollars; presented by Mi ' s. Dora Sheffield. D. A. R. Award — Betty Nolan, medal; senior girl selected by seniors. Rotary Scholarship Award — Robert Weiss, five dollars; presented by Mr. Charles Weiss. Victor Tilton Award — Ray Marrell, medal; presented by Mr. Ira C. Tilton. Louise Knebel Sieb Award — Five dollars, Marjorie Warner; presented by Mr. Jessee. Hi-Y Courtesy Award — Nena Winder, Douglas Moe, medal; presented by Mr. Ralph Schenck. Poetry Contest — Patricia Wolf, James Smith, Harriet Rex, Caroline Lindsey, Rosemary Koch; presented by literary division of Women ' s Club. Special Service Awards — Robert Book, Wilson Rivadeneira, Rosemary La Brecque. Mabel Jessee Art Award — Harriet Rex, five dollars; presented by Mrs. Ponader. Valenian Awards — David Williams, Marjorie Warner, Harriet Rex, Douglas Moe. Patricia Pool, Betty Nolan, Warren Lutz, Mildred Warner, Katherine Kroetz. Quill and Scroll Awards — Nena Winder, Charles Kern. Industrial Art Awards — First Semester — Bud Smith, Paul Christopher, Lee Soltz, Gunter Pintzke. Second Semester — Charles Burt, Bill Crockett, Steve Kriston, Warren Lutz, Norman Danielson, Gunter Pintzke, Bill Pivarnik. Third and Fourth Semester — David Williams, Bill Ramey, Ben Berlin, Bob Stoner, Bob White, John Moench, Bob Bryarly. Fifth and Sixth Semester — Art Kilmer, John Moench, David Williams. Rendering — Frances White, Harriet Rex, Katherine Kroetz, Bill Dougall. Dramatics Awards — Doris Lawrence, Frank Leachman, Genevra MacDonald. Certificates for Help in Photography — Robert Weiss, Oscar Allanson. Band — Tom Auch, Frank Bogan, Ruth Cotterman, Bill Conover, Bill Crockett, Alice Davis , Jack Dean, Ted Falls, Peggy French, Dorothy Graves, Marshall Handschy, Harold Harmon, Bill Henderson, Robert Johnson, Adeltha Johnston, Phillip Jonas, Walter Kline, Vernon Kraft, Delmar LaCount, Virginia Makovsky, Genevra MacDonald, Jean Mcllvain, Bob McKay, Dicli Marrell, Douglas Moe, Chris Meyers, Marylou Peck, Bob Sawtell, Jeanette Schulz, Florence Shinabarger, Anna Mary Squire, Stanley Ster- benz, Charles Suesse, Ralph Sundin, Bertha Swanson, JoAnn Whipple, Norma Whitehead, Roy William- son, Kathleen Witner, Robert Zeller. Monograms — Ruth Cotterman, Bill Crockett, Harold Harmon, Robert Johnson, Walter Kline, Vernon Kraft, Marylou Peck, Robert Sawtell, Florence Shinabarger, Charles Suesse, Bertha Swanson, JoAnn Wlripple, Roy Williamson, Robert Zeller. V ' s and Sweaters — Adeltha Johnson, Genevra MacDonald, Jean Mcllvain, Bob McKay, Dick Marrell, Douglas Moe, Stanley Sterbenz, Florence Shinabarger, Robert Zeller. V ' s — Delmar LaCount, Genevra MacDonald, Dick Marrell, Douglas Moe, Bob Sawtell, Stanley Sterbenz, Charles Suesse, Adeltha Johnston, Bob Zeller. Scholastic awards are given to those students who are able to maintain an average of ten or more honor points throughout the year. Those receiving monograms were: Robert Bryarly, Geraldine Bryant, Francis Bryant, Marilyn Edwards, William Elger, Marillynn Heap, Irmgard Hendricks, Charles Kern, Walter Kline, Rosemary Koch, Carolyn Lindsey, Beatrice Mann, Molly McGill, Patricia Pool, Cornelia Powell, Virginia Paul, Dorothy Ragsdale, Robert Stoner, Lee Soltz, Mary Thiesen, Robert Weiss, JoAnn Whipple, Marjorie Warner. 45 Attendance Awards — Four-year Perfect Attendance — Warren Lutz, Jane Varner, Curt Dye. Perfect Attendance ' 38- ' 39 — Eileen Alyea, Thomas Auck. Robert Ashton, Milton Barkley, Glaydis Basinger. Mildred Beach, Gene Beckwith, Max Beier, Arlene Benson. Robert Benton, Iva Mae Berkey. Ben- nett Berlin, Claude Biggs, Mary Frances Bloeman. Frank Bogart, Robert Book, Marvel Jean Brown, Francis Bryant, Robert Bryarly, Alvin Barber, Betty Jean Bratton, Sina Church, Helen Clark, Rose- mary Claussen, Patricia Clay, Helen Combis, Eleanor Dalke. Evelyn Dalke, Lois Dalke, Norman Danielson, Alice Davis, Jean Deckro, Ralph Doelling, Edgar Dost. Curt Dye, Byron Ferguson, Doris Fry, Sterling Fry, Duncan Garrison, Margie Gilliland, Deward Giovanette, Maurice Greene, Phyllis Greene, James Griffith, James Goble, Marillynn Heap, Nancy Howard, Julia Huball, Marshall Handschy, Harold Harmon, Betty Kech, William Kern, Vernon Kraft, Steve Kriston, Karyll Kluen- der, Doris Lain, Eileen Larcom, Carolyn Lindscy, Warren Lutz, William Malony, Barbara Martin, An- nadel Maxwell, Burl Maxwell, Francis Miskim ins, Douglas Moe, Walter Molinder, Richard Moltz, Chris Meyers. Molly McGill, Margaret McGillicuddy, Jcanette McKim, Betty Nolan, Barbara Niksch, Glenn Owens, Elaine Owens, Virginia Phillips, Patricia Pool, Cornelia Powell, Kenneth Prentiss, Dorothy Rickman, Wilson Rivadeneira, Martha Schellinger, Herbert Schneider, Rita Marie Schoof, Jeanette Schulz, Mary Helen Shaw, Oscar Shepard, Virginia Sherrick, Florence Shinabarger, Betty Lou Shina- barger, Maryannette Smith, Betty Stanton, Aileen Stoner, Robert Stoner, Ralph Sundin, Robert Swift, Ellis Swisher, Louise Swisher, Kenneth Shupe, William Thiel, William Thorne, Jane Varner, Frances White, Raymond Wickizer, Lillian Wilson, Walter Woycik. Robert Zeller, Richard Zimmerman. Athletic Awards — Awards are given in each of the school ' s fields of athletic activity. The awards received wore: Football Letter — Charles Clifford, Dale Gott, Harold Henson, Steve Kriston, Harry Large, Jack Niksch, Guy Wellman, Lee Soltz, Robert Gold, Robert Rhoda, Sterling Fry. Walter Molinder, Jim Runnion, Art Proffitt. Ralph Lane. Charles Spittal. Dick Windle. Football Monog-rams — Bob Bagdon, Don Campbell, James Clifford, Charles Coyer, John Daly, Ralph Doel- ling. John Fredrick, Duncan Garrison, Bill Graves, Bob Gray, Buford Hoover, Gregg Johnson. John Judge, Delmar LaCount, Charles Sink, Ellis Swisher, Bill Take, Wendell Waskom, Bill Bow- man, Adrian Nichols, Harvey Varner, Bob Stoner, Dick Hazelton, Gilbert Gregory, Bill Henderson, Bill Murphy, Bob Smith, Frank Slagle, Vere Shook, Charles Fades, Gene Hart, Warren Hoover, Francis Miskimins. Managers — Clyde Harville, Don Hardesty. Basketball Letter — Harold Henson, Robert Rhoda, Charles Skinner, John Stoner, Guy Wellman, Ray Mar- rell. Joe Awkerman, Lawrence Dahl, Gene Hart, Ray Phillips. Basketball Monograms — Bill Bowman, Dale Gott, Walter Molinder, Charles Fades, Charles Clifford, Ralph Doelling, August Raelson, Richard Marrell, Harold Corsbie, Robert Gray, Bill Murphy, Frank Fillwock, James Bigelow, Jack Brownbridge. Managers — Frank Leachman, Warren Lutz. Track Letters — John Cleveland, Dale Gott, Robert Gray, Warren Hoover, Jack Meade, Richard Moltz, Jack Niksch, Lee Soltz, Richard Zimmerman. Track Monograms — Charles Fades, Delmar Fisher, Donald Hamilton, Steve Kriston, Donald Nielsen, Arthur Proflfitt, Wendell Waskom, Francis Miskimins, Jack Henry, Lawrence Sudakov. Track Manager — Robert Sawtell. Baseball Letter — Guy Wellman, Ray Marrell, Norman Pierce, Lawrence Dahl, Harold Henson, Robert Rhoda, Walter Molinder, Charles Clifford, Jim Runnion, Gene Hart. Baseball Monograms — Robert Weiss, Robert Bagdon, Bill Bowman. Manager — Charles Coyer. Golf Letter— Paul Biggart, Bill Ramey, Bob Stoner, Bill Dougall. Golf Monogram — Charles Sink. Tumbling Monograms — Tom Bryarly, Bert Farnum, Claude Biggs, Wilson Rivadeneira, Mark Cadwell,-Art Kilmer, Delmar Fisher, James Griffith, Duncan Garrison, Wendell Waskom, Donald Nielsen, Warren Mounce, Francis Miskimins. G. A. A. — Sweaters — Marcele Arndt, Blanche Belaschky, Helen Garrison, Gladys Makovsky, Anne Wharton, Jane Varner, Rosemary Wertman, Martha Crisman. Chevrons — Eileen Hurley, Marjorie Warner, Nena Winder, Iva Mae Berkey. Pip — Nena Winder. 46 v m J , I HBI L. ;,! ., llnill. Tnicl. p;,,, 11, nil .M li:i Wiggins Foul hall. Basrliall Williaiii KcikImH (I,, If. I ' nnlhllll )ports for V, H, Commencing on the first day of school the athletic activities captured and held a large portion of the students ' talent and enthusiasm. Football fans followed the games zealously from the first kickoff to the final whistle. After the close of the season came basketball. This game, too, the students followed with close interest, which reached an hysterical climax as the state tournament approached. Likewise the progress of the baseball, track, and golf candidates attracted considerable attention. The talent and skill of the athletes united with the energetic support of the student body formed a strong combination. The Viking teams and their athletes are led by three coaches. The first of these, John E. Wiggins, has concluded his fourth successful year at Valparaiso, his football and baseball squads being among the strongest ever produced at V. H. S. The ' 38 football squad, Valpo ' s only undefeated team, is Mentor Wiggins ' crowning achievement. Coach Powell supervises basketball and track. The record of these two sports testifies to his ability and skill. Mr. Kendall coaches the Junior Viking football squad and the golf teams. His reward has been the continual success of both. The athletic skill and strategy displayed by these men have made the Valpo Vikings a formidable foe in any field of sport. The equipment and facilities for the Valparaiso High School athletics improve from year to year. Two seasons ago a lighting system was dedicated on the new Boucher Field, an investment which proved itself worthy by increased interest not onlj ' in foot- ball but in other sports as well. Each athletic department possesses the best possible equipment. This insures the safety of the participants and instills confidence in them. These three facts, coaching, a successful 1940 season. support, and equipment are the Vikings ' reasons for Charles Eades, carrying the hall, is downed by an opponent in the Loivell night game. { I SECOND SQUAD Row 1, Bottcm: Charles Sink. James Leffler. Wendell Waskom, PiObert Bagdon, Warren Hoover, Francis Miskimins, Frank Slagle. Row 2: Walt Woycik, Herman Corsbie, Paul Havlick, Robert Gray. THIRD SQUAD Row 1, Bottoin: Robert Ahlgrim, Melvin Frederick. John Frederick, James Griffith, Duncan Gar- rison. Thomas Jones, Harold Riddle. Row 2: Robert Suesse, Clayton Fetterer, Donald Findling. Malcolm Varner, Vance Burrus. Row 3: David Wilgus, Robert Wilson, William Wellman, Bert Farnum, P alph Doelling, Kenneth Prentiss. Frosh Prove Tough Coach KendalFs Junior Vikings celebrated the first of their four game schedule by soundly whipping the Plymouth Scrubs on Boucher Field 40 to 0. The powerful of- fensive was carried out principally by Bob Gray and Walt Woycik, who between them made five touchdowns. LaPorte proved to be a tougher competitor than Plymouth and held the Valpo freshies to a tie of 13 all. Immediately after LaPort e had elected to kick off, Valpo marched down the field to register a touchdown and the extra point. The Slicer B team tied this in the second quarter and took the lead in the third by recovering a fumble behind the Viking ' s line. Woycik ' s beautiful 50 yard run, plus sound interfer- ence knotted the score. Neither team was able to convert the winning extra point. The Junior Vikings notched their second shutout against a visiting Hobart squad 25 to 0. Valpo made the first touchdown by using the " statue of liberty " play, a deception which is as old as football itself. Another outstanding feat was Gray ' s 73 yard return of a Hobart punt. The last game, which was fought against Michigan City, ended in the Viking ' s first defeat. The prison city boys outclassed Valpo by a final score of 20 to 7. The training of these boys is a necessity because from their ranks the next year ' s regulars are usually chosen. A strong freshman team will insure a strong varsity team. Coach Kendall ' s task was to transform some twenty odd boys, most of whom had never donned a football uniform, into a well-geared and smooth-running unit. His antidote for their inexperience was simply hard practise and consistent training. The record of the Junior Vikings justifies such a program. The B team was composed of Burrus and Doelling, ends; Jones and Frederick, tackles; Garrison and Cole, guards; Berrier, center; Clifford, quarterback; Gray and Woycik, half- backs: and Havlick, fullback. 49 ■ Viking Eleven Has a For the fourth consecutive year the Viking mentor, Coach Wiggins, has turn- ed out a football team successful in meet- ing tough competition. In spite of the fact that the ' 39 squad was less fortunate than the unbeaten ' 38, it nevertheless made an impressive record, with six victories, one tie, and only two defeats. On the eve of September 8th, the team suffered its first defeat. The victorious visitor was the strong South Bend Wash- ington Panthers, who won easily by a score of 30 to 0. Aroused by this defeat, the Valpo players vented their wrath upon the luckless Crown Point Bulldogs. The score was 12 to 0. Plymouth and Warsaw both proved soft pickings for the Vikings. In the Plymouth game the Wigginsmen swamped the enemy 32 to 0, and in the Warsaw game, 14 to 2. The LaPorte Slicers, Valpo ' s ancient rival, avenged the defeat of the previous year, 14 to 0, by capitalizing on a fumble and blocked punt. Although the Vikings fought hard, the odds were against them. The sixth contest of the season ended with only a knotted score on the ledger. Tolleston, who is proving to be a tougher competitor every year, fought Valpo to SCHEDULE Washington S. B. . .30 Crown Point Plymouth Warsaw 2 LaPorte 4 Valpo Here Valpo 12 Here Valpo 32 Here Valpo 14 There Valpo..... There VARSITY FOOTBALL BOYS Robert Gold, Center Harvey Varner, Halfback Ralph Lane, Right Guard Dale Gott, Right End Steve Kriston, Fidlback Walter Molinder, Halfback Very Successful Season a standstill of 7 to 7. The game with Hobart was played in mud during a downpouring rain, but in spite of the slippery going the Vikings managed to push three touchdowns across the line to Hobart ' s none. On the following Fri- day Valpo thoroughly trounced the South Bend Catholic Indians, 24 to 0. The Vikings wound up a successful sea- son by defeating their old rival, Lowell, 27 to 0. In all nine games the Viking squad gained 1198 yards from sci ' immage as against their enemies ' 838. This definite superiority in yardage was due to a vet- eran line, powerful on offensive and stubborn on defensive, and to a strong backfield, which scored 136 points to its rivals ' 53. Big Steve Kriston, the full- back, led in scoring by making 7 touch- downs, and Walt Molinder, halfback, was close behind with 6. The passing attack of the Vikings proved to be more successful than that of their foes. Valpo gained 395 yards in forward passes, while its rivals gained only 291. Because of these assets, our team totaled 66 first downs as against 56 for the opponents. SCHEDULE Tolleston 7 Hobart S. B. Catholic Lowell Valpo 7 There Valpo 20 There Valpo. 24 Here Valpo ...27 Here VARSITY FOOTBALL BOYS Charles Clifford, Left End Vera Shook, Lejt Guard Gene Hart, Right Half Arthur Proffltt, Left Tackle Harry Large, Right Tackle Charles Eades, Left Half Bill Murphy, Qiiarterback The Valparaiso High School Basket- ball squad completed a tough season with a .500 average. Twenty games were scheduled, fifteen of these with members of the Northwestern Indiana High School Conference, of which the Vikings won seven. Valpo also competed in a blind tournament, placing third. Coach Powell was faced with a dif- ficult task because of the return of only one experienced letterman, Larry Dahl. Bill Bowman, Ray Phillips, Walt Mo- linder, and Bob Gray were nominated by Powell to fill the vacancies. Nearly all the teams which Valpo played had a superiority in height, but the Vikings overcame this handicap by means of their speed, alertness, and intelligence. Brook, with a much unexp ected vic- tory, submerged Valpo in its opening game, 35-24. The next game, against Horace Mann, was a victory for the Vikings, 30-29. Phillips ' s free throw dur- ing the remaining seconds of the play, broke the tie and provided the winning margin. Both Froebel and Washington E. C. downed Valpo in succession, 31-22 and 37-34. After this the Vikings en- SCHEDULE Nov. 22 Brook 35 Valpo 24 H. Nov. 29 Horace Mann 29 Valpo 30 T. Dec. 8 Froebel 31 Valpo 22 H. Dec. 15 Washington .37 Valpo 34 T. Dec. 16 Whiting 34 Valpo 42 H. Dec. 19 LaPorte ...26 Valpo 35 T. Dec. 20 Emerson 20 Valpo 32 H. Jan. 5 Roosevelt 29 Valpo 33 H. Jan. 6 Hammond Tech 30 Valpo 29 T. Jan. 12 Hammond 26 Valpo 28 H. VARSITY BASKETBALL BOYS Lawrence Dahl Points 163 Raymond Phillips Points 169 Walter Molinder _ Points 117 Robert Gray Points 62 William Bowman ..Points 102 Ralph Powell— Coach Managers— Dick Moltz. Wendell Waskom Ten Games joyed a short winning streak at the ex- pense of Whiting, LaPorte, Emerson, and Roosevelt. Hammond Tech, because of several last minute errors made by its foes, snatched a victory from Valpo, 30-29. Hammond High was another vic- tim of the local hardwood hotshots, 28- 26. The next four games ended in two defeats and two victories. The wins were against Michigan City and Lew Wallace. Then Hammond Tech, for the second time in the season, defeated Val- po, 41-31, and Emerson followed suit by the lopsided score of 53-30. Rochester and Hammond High fell prey easily. The last games, with Froebel and Lew Wal- lace, were easy wins against the Vikings. For the second successive year it has been the privilege of V. H. S. to be hosts for the sectional tournament. This year Valpo drew as its first opponent Lew Wallace, one of the stronger teams in the conference. The result was a loss for the home team by the close margin of 34-30. All teams with the exception of Lew Wallace and Froebel were elim- inated. Froebel represented this section in the regional conference. SCHEDULE Jan. 19 Jan. 20 Jan. 24 Jan. 26 Feb. 2 Feb. 9 Feb. 10 Feb. 16 Feb. 17 Feb. 23 Whiting 47 LaPorte 29 Michigan City .....35 Lew Wallace.- 30 Hammond Tech ...41 Emerson 53 Rochester 23 Lew Wallace 28 Hammond 25 Froebel 35 Valpo .. 30 T. Valpo 25 H, Valpo 40 H, Valpo 34 T, Valpo 31 H, Valpo 30 T, Valpo ....26 H, Valpo 17 H, Valpo 43 T, Valpo 23 T, VARSITY BASKETBALL BOYS Charles Fades Points 34 William Ramey Points 12 Melvin Stinchfield Points 1 Loren Smith Points William Murphy Points 6 Warren Hoover Points 3 RESERVE TEAM Row 1 Bottom: Herman Corsbie, Robert Suesse, Warren Hoover, Edgar Dost, August Raelson. Row 2: Walter Woycik, James Briscoe, Ralph Doelling, Kenneth Prentiss, George DoelHng. " Larry " Dahl covers a possible rebouTid as " Buck " Phillips tries for a push-in shot in the Whiting game. SCHEDULE Nov. 22— Brook 22 Valpa. Nov. 29 — Horace Mann ... 33 Valpo.. Dec. 8— Froebel 10 Valpo.. Dec. 15 — Washington 39 Valpo.. Dec. 16— Whiting 12 Valpo.. Dec. 19— LaPorte 27 Valpo.. Dec. 20 — Emerson .29 Valpo.. Jan. 5 — Roosevelt -. 8 Valpo.. Jan. 6 — Hammond Tech 24 Valpo Jan. 12 — Hammond . 29 Valpo Jan. 19— Whiting 20 Valpo. Jan. 20— LaPorte . 20 Valpo.. Jan. 24 — Michigan City ..35 Valpo.. Jan. 26— Lew Wallace ...35 Valpo . Feb. 2— Hammond Tech 20 Valpo.. Feb. 9 — Emerson 40 Valpo.. Feb. 10— Rochester 19 Valpo.. Feb. 16— Lew Wallace ...22 Valpo.. Feb. 17— Hammond 34 Valpo.. Feb. 23— Froebel 38 Valpo.. 8 H. 23 T. 12 H. . 8 T. 17 H. 28 T. .15 H. 19 H. . 5 T. 10 H. . 9 T. .17 H. 16 H. .23 T. .12 H. .21 T. . 9 H. 20 H. .13 T. uiiior The poor record of the Valparaiso B team basketball squad was the result of several handicaps. Lack of experience was the greatest of these to overcome because all but a few of the members had never before played on an organized team. Another handicap was a lack of height and speed; consequently the Vikings were on the defense instead of the offensive for the major portion of every game. Nevertheless, the B team exhibited a wonderful spirit and throughout the season played " heads up " ball. The first five was composed of: George Doelling and Walter Woycik, forwards; Warren Hoover and August Raelson, guards; and Ralph Doelling, center. The first two games were played with Brook and Horace Mann, and Valpo was de- feated by both 22-8 and 33-23. The third game was a win for the Vikings against the Froebel B team by the score of 12-10. After taking a terrific beating from Washington, East Chicago, Valpo whipped Whiting 17-12 and LaPorte in a close game, 28-27. Starting on December 20 with a loss to Emerson, the Vikings were defeated in all of their remain- ing games by larger and stronger opponents. The B team with the knowledge and experience gained this year should and will vastly improve. The coaching and training of these boys is of great importance because the regular squad for the next several years will be chosen from their ranks, and future basketball teams will prove just as strong as those of the past. 54 ■ i-f. ' 6 V y n vVO (. " o .Vt! n % xH BASEBALL TEAM Front Row, Kneeling: Charles Coyer— manager. Sterling Fry, AValter Molinder, William Bowman, LawTence Dahl, Ralph Doelling, Maurice Greene— manager. Top Row, Standing: Robert Bagdon, James Runnion, Charles Clifford, Ray Marrell, Guy Wellman, Robert Rhoda, Robert Weiss, Harold Henson. Norman Pierce, John Wiggins— coach. Baseball Nine Wins Eight Games The Valparaiso High School baseball squad led by Coach Wiggins enjoyed another successful season. Fourteen games were played, eleven of which were with members of the Northwestern Indiana High School Conference. The Vikings pulled six of these games out of the fire, thereby winning fourth place in the conference. The first two games, those with Morgan ups for the local sandlotters. Both foes were of 10 to 2 and Central by the score of 2 to 0. by downing Hammond Tech with the top favorite, defeated the Vikings 9 to 2. Four tories against tough opponents. Pitchers Bob rest of the team, performed top-notch ser Vikings ' hopes for the championship faded a double dose of defeat in a twin bill, the fir 3. After these setbacks, Valpo defeated schedule, proved to be too tough and shut tory, Roosevelt became the undisputed chara School Conference. and South Bend Central, were merely warm- defeated by the Vikings, Morgan by a score Valpo easily won its first conference game heavy score of 10 to 1. Roosevelt, a strong of the next five games were well-earned vic- Rhoda and Walt Molinder, as well as the vice, both offensively and defensively. The as the Hammond High Wildcats dealt them st by the score of 7 to 6 and the second 6 to Whiting. Roosevelt, the last opponent on the out the Vikings 3 to 0. Because of the vic- pion of the Northwestex ' n Indiana High The baseball squad was composed of the following members: Henson, shortstop; Pierce, second base; Wellman, catcher; Dahl, third base; Marrell, first base; Molinder, pitcher and center field; Clifford, right field; Hart, left field; and Rhoda, pitcher and cen- ter field. Of these Hensen, Pierce, Wellman, Marrell, and Rhoda graduated in ' 39. SCHEDULE April 16— Valpo.. ..10 Morgan 2 T. April 22— Valpo 2 S. B. Central T. April 25— Valpo... 10 Hammond Tech .... 1 T. April 29— Valpo.... 2 Roosevelt E. C 2 H. - May 2— Valpo... 3 Washington E. C. 2 T. May 5— Valpo.... Whiting 3 H. May 8 — Valpo — 4 Hammond High .... H. Mav 9- -Valpo.. . 4 Hammond Tech . .. 3 H May 12- -Valpo... . 4 Washington E. C. . .. 3 H Mav 18- -Valpo.. . 6 Hammond High . .. 7 T May 18- -Valpo.. . 3 Hammond High . .. 6 T May 20- -Valpo. . . 1 S. B. Central .. 7 H Mav 23- -Valpo... . 6 Whiting .. 3 T Mav 26- -Valpo.. . Roosevelt E. C. ... .. 3 T 55 IF— f wPT3 TRACK Row 1. Bottom: Francis Miskimins. Robert Koselke. James Briscoe, Robert Suesse, Melvin Frederich. Roger Church, Burl Maxwell, Melvin Sheets, Donald Fmdling, Richard Moltz. Row 2: John Cleveland, Wesley Berrier. William Murphy, James Smith, Charles Eades, Warren Hoover, John Frederick, Wendell Wascom, Delmar Fisher. Row 3: Robert Gray. Jack Mead, Dale Gott, Donald Nielsen, Arthur Proffitt, Jack Niksch, Dick Zimmerman, Jack Henry, Steve Kriston, Ralph Powell — coach. Track Team Shows Spirit The Valparaiso track team under the leadership of Coach Powell participated in thir- teen meets. Eight of these were dual meets, and the remaining were invitational. Of the eight dual meets Valpo won four. In the two triangular meets against strong- er opponents the Vikings took third twice. Valpo placed poorly in two of its invitational meets, those at LaPorte and Knox, but in the other at Chesterton tied Hobart for second. In only its third year at Valpo, track is not so well established here as in some schools. Besides this, it must compete for the best athletes of the school against other spring sports. Nevertheless, the last season it acquired several outstanding members, who formed the nucleus of the team. They were: Dick Zimmerman, miler; John Cleve- land, sprinter; Dale Gott, pole vaulter; Jack Henry, Bob Gray, and W arren Hoover, mid- dle distance runners: and Jack Niksch, shot putter. Zimmerman led the team, scoring 92 points. He was followed by Henry with 60, Cleveland with 59, and Gott with 57. A severe blow to the team ' s chances for a more successful season was the loss of Lee Soltz, who was forced to retire because of an injury which he suffered after competing in only two meets. More boys are becoming interested in track than ever before. With experience and continued adecjuate coaching, the track teams of the future will grow constantly stronger. TRACK SCHEDULE April 8 — Michigan City and North Judson April 13— Plymouth April 15 — Chesterton April 19 — Portage April 22 — LaPorte Invitational April 26— Wheeler April 29 — Chesterton Relays JacI Nil sch strains to put the shot Dale Gott taJ es to the air May 2- -Hobart and Roosevelt May 3- -Westville Mav 6- -Knox Invitational May 10- -Washington E. C. May 26- -Lowell May 28- -Hammond Clark 56 GOLF SCHEDULE AND SCORE April 25- -Valpo 31 2 Hammond High 31 2 H April 26- -Valpo 6 Lew Wallace 6 H May 1- -Valpo 74 Riley (8. B.) 41, H May 4- -Valpo 7 Lew Wallace 5 T May 6- -Valpo 2 Michigan City 10 H May 8- -Valpo 8 Hammond Tech 4 H May 10- -Valpo 51 2 Central (S. B.) 6V2 T May 15- -Valpo 3 Riley (S. B.) 9 T May 17- -Valpo 3 LaPorte 9 T May 23- -Valpo 6 Hammond High 6 T May 25- -Valpo 3 Michigan City 9 T Bill Ramey Watches the ball disappear S e Included in the 1939 spring sports otiier than track and baseball was golf. Sixteen aspirants answered Coach William R. Kendall ' s call for local mashie swingers. After three weeks ' practice four members were chosen to represent the school. They were in order of their position: Bill Dougall, Paul Biggart, Bill Ramey, and Bob Stoner. Charles Sink relieved number three and four men. The local talent opened their schedule by thoroughly taming the Hammond High Wildcats S ' ii to 3 ' :; at the Valparaiso Country Club. The second victory for the golfers was probably the most pleasing, for on that date, the Vikings defeated an old rival, South Bend Riley, by the score of 7 to 4 -. On May 6, the strongest team in northern Indi- ana, Michigan City, set Valpo down in its first defeat 10 to 2. After that dishearten- ing setback the best that the golfers could accomplish for the rest of the season was a second victory over Hammond Tech and a tie with Hammond High. South Bend Cen- tral, South Bend Riley, LaPorte, and Michigan City in succession thumped the Vikings by decisive scores. Out of a total of eleven games, the Vikings won four, tied two and lost five. Although the eastern schools defeated Valpo, the golfers won the Northwes- tern Indiana High School Conference. On May 13, the Vikings competed at LaPorte i n a contest in which twenty-one north- ern Indiana High schools were contestants. Also on May 20 the golfers competed in the conference held in Indianapolis for Indian? high schools. The team, Charles Sink,, Bob Stoner, Bill Ramey, Bill Dougall, and Mr. Kendall, coach, prepare for action. jenior Every year the most out- standing girl in the G. A. A. is awarded a cup. On it her name is engraved and the date of the year in which she won it. The cup remains as property of the school and the girl is given a small silver pin in its place. Last j ear the win- ner was Nena Winder. She was president of G. A. A. and was chosen for her excellent leadership, her athletic abil- ity, and her sportsmanlike attitude. Nena Winder One of the largest and most active clubs in Valparaiso High School is the Girls ' Ath- letic Association. Boasting a membership of 122 girls the G. A. A. offers ample oppor- tunity for every girl to participate in some phase of athletics. The opening of school brings with it the beginning of the sports season. Soccer is the first major activity in which the girls engage. Along with it minor sports are also held. They include health ball, deck tennis, archery, and horse shoe. Following soc- cer comes volleyball, the first indoor sport of the year, it is accompanied by shuffle board and ping pong. Basketball is next on the sports calendar and has proved to be one of the most popular G. A. A. activities. Tumbling and bowling are the two minor sports of the late winter. Spring brings baseball and track. These two sports are often hin- dered by bad weather; however they play as much of their schedule as possible. Each sport is headed by a chairman who has the responsibility of keeping track of all the teams, points earned, captains, and tournament winners. These girls are members of the board which directs the activities of the club. Be- sides the sports chairman the board includes officers and standing committee members who work along v.dth the sponsor, Miss Elsie Harrison. Each year awards are given to those girls who are outstanding in some phase of athletics. A cup is awarded to that girl who has proved to be the outstanding athlete of the year. The Delta Sorority gives an award to that girl who has shown the most im- provement during the year. Sweaters, chevrons, monograms, and numerals are also giv- en out. If a girl has made 1500 points, she is entitled to a sweater. For each additional 500 after her 1500 she is given a chevron. Monograms are given to those who have made 650 points and numerals for 250 points. 58 - 0: . . SENIOR G. A. A. Row 1. Bottom: Rosemary Bradney, Mary Helen Shaw, Virginia Anderson. Miss Harrison — sponsor, Evelyn Anderson, Jeane Stinchfield, Glaydis Basinger, Marjorie Broviak. Row 2: Ann Walsh, Violet Hill, Ardis Otis, Delia Klein, Marcele Arndt, Dorothy Rickman. Row 3. Gladys Makovsky. Sarah Derman. Evelyn Dalke. Nancy Howard Alice Davis, Shirlie Lane. Row 4: Martha Crisman. Vivian McCann, Eleanor Dalke, Dorothy Graves, Beatrice Mann, Rosalie Edwards, Kathi-j-n Field. G. A. A. BOARD Row 1, Bottom: Dorothy Graves, Hilde Buck, Janet Shauer, Delia Klein, Mary Thiesen, Arlene Benson. Row 2: Marie Morthland. Glaydis Basinger, Marcele Arndt. Gladys Makovsky. Martiia Crisman, Nancy Howard. Alice Davis. Row 3: Frances White. Jeane Stinchfield, E ' elyn Anderson, Miss Harrison — sponsor. Rosemary Claus sen, Marion ScoviUe. The Girl ' s Athletic Association is controlled by a board of eighteen members. They include sport chairmen, equipment manager, president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer. The officers are elected by the members of the organization at the close of the school year in the spring. The other members are chosen by the incoming officers. The president presides at all G. A. A. meetings besides performing the regular pres- idential duties. The vice-president ' s main duty is to keep track of the points made by the girls during the year. The secretary keeps minutes, gives notice of meetings, and makes necessary announcements. The treasurer collects all dues and keeps all the funds of the association. Chairmen are chosen for each sport, both major and minor, and are responsible for selecting teams, making a schedule, class teams, and tournaments. At the end of the season she is to turn in to the adviser a report of all points earned by the girls, class teams, and their captains. There are also social, equipment, and scrapbook managers. These girls attend to duties which the title implies. The board meets at various times during the year upon request of the president or adviser. Their main function as a group is the selection of candidates for officers during the next year. The principal social functions of the year are the freshmen party in the fall and the basketball banquet. The banquet, held at the completion of the basketball season, is the most important event that takes place. At this time awards and a summary of the year ' s activities are given. 59 k % r i % f ' ■ - ' l " i:.uF 4 __ _ ,_ , _, , , _ . JUNIOR G. A. A. Row 1. Bottom: M.iry Thiesen, Mai illy nn Heap. Betty Varner, Morion Sco -)lle. Miss Harrison — sponsoi Anna Maiy Squire, Ililde Buck, Ailene Benson, Marilyn Edelman. Row 2: Carolyn Lindsay, Eetty Ann Foxworthy, LuJane Wert man, Janet Shauer. Elaine Magid. Isabelle i ' ' abint Jeaneite Wcycik, Mai-y Frances Bloeman. Row 3: Rosemary Koch, Mary Ellis, Marge Potraliu s, Josephine Mayer, Rila Schoof, Margaret Snow, Signe Lindberg, Shirley Goble, Louise Ahlgrim. Row 4: Eileen Larcom. Ada Kilmer. Marie Morthland, Rosemary Claussen, Frances White, Patricia Wolf, Ruth Barkley. SOPHOMORE G. A. A. Row 1, Bottom: Mary Helen Breen, Kathleen Witner, Cornelia Powell, Shniey Jensen, Phyllis Crisman. Eleanor Hiltpold. Virginia Paul, Madelon Fabmg. Row 2: Sina Church, Doris Dittman. Lois Dalke. Alice Clark. Doris Lain, LaVerne Niequist, Viola Mounce, Rosemary Fulton. Row 3: Jean Haley, Martha Berry, Miriam Brown. Florence A ' Ne als, Peggy Toole. Mary Jane Bucher, Eleanora Hill. Virginia Day, Lillian Wilson. Row 4: Jeanne Claudon, Frances Erea, Kathleen Nolan. Louise Swisher. Betty Lou Claudon, Marion Crosby, Jacqueline Dispennett, Phyllis Greene. Row 5: Jean Mclh ' ain, Mary Lou Peck, Janet Stmchfield, Martlia Wharton, Ann Underwood, FRESHMAN G. A. A. Row 1 , Bottom: Elaine Owens. Bonnie Podresky. Frances McGil licuddy. Mary Helen Wark, Betty Frazier, Alice Greene, Betty Jane Pupp. Marjorie Bair. Helen May Peck, Virginia Makovsky. Row 2: Barbara Niksch. Mary EUcn Pillard, Emily White. Miri.im Gramps. Bonnie Jean Ried. Harriet Arnold. Dorothy Kraft, Jean Holt. Row 3: Barbara Logan, Wilma Berkey, Wilma Davis, Caryl Lof qiust, Mary Nolan. Max ' y Elizabeth McGarvey. Betty Jean, Bratton, Jeanette McKim. G., A» A. Banquet Main Social Event The most important social function of the year for the G. A. A. is their annual bas- ketball banquet held at the close of the basketball season. Although called a basketball banquet, it is in honor of all sports and has taken the place of various other social events. With the president acting as toastmistress the program consists of speeches by sport chairmen, and the presentation of the awards. 60 T-- J -iMH mm ■ Elnora Hill dribbles the ball to Mary Thiesen while Janet Shauer and Ada Kilmer Watch. The team lines up to protect the goal from the enew.y ' s advance. ooccer is a iYia The first major activity in the G. A. A. season. Year after year this activity brings was no exception since 111 girls turned out bumped shins, and skinned knees. They we inger and Miss Harrison. These teams met in the second it was found that team one and Although the girls were forced to fight tend regularly and entered enthusiastically teams were picked they were allowed one The freshmen were chosen to play the juniors junior team. The sophomores surprised a the last few minutes of play. The finals br were sure they could defeat each other but victorious by a score of 1 to 0. calendar is the opening of the fall soccer out a large number of girls. The 1939 season to become the victims of smashed toes, re formed into eight teams by Glaydis Bas- two round-robin tourneys. At the end of seven had tied for first place honors. damp, rainy weather, they continued to at- into the class team tournaments. After the night ' s practice before the tournament began. and were defeated by an overpowering confident senior team and defeated them in ought together two determined teams who as the whistle blew the juniors were declared 61 Arms upraised, the volleyball girls are ready lo receive ihe hall. e On October 2 the 1940 volleyball season began under Evelyn Anderson, chairman. Ninety girls reported and were grouped into ten teams of nine girls to a team. Prac- tices were held on Mondays at 3:15 and Fridays at 4:00. At the end of the second round-robin tournament, team two was declared winner having been victorious in thirteen games and defeated in four. At the end of the season, class teams were chosen by the chairman and Miss Har- rison. The juniors, captained by Rita Schoof, defeated a strong sophomore team to be- come champions. In the semi-finals, the sophomores squeezed out a victory over the seniors in an overtime while the juniors overpowered the freshmen. The highlight of the volleyball season was an invitation received from Miss Kaiser, athletic director at Valparaiso University, to the G. A. A. to pick a group of girls to rep- resent them at a play night to be held in the new university gym. It was decided that ail seniors who chose to go would be allowed to, and the rest of the team would be selected from the junior girls. Twenty girls were chosen. The G. A. A. and W. A. A. girls were divided into four teams. They played three games apiece and the G. A. A. won four out of the six games. A final game was held with the best players of each group partici- pating. As the whistle blew ending the first half, the University girls led by eleven points, but as the second half got under way the high school began to work together and gradually went ahead to defeat the W. A. A. by eight points. It was hoped that the G. A. A. would be able to return the invitation sometime later in the year. 62 The thrilling moment in a thrilling game Marcele Arndt Opens Basketball Season A week after the final volleyball game, Marcele Arndt, basketball chairman, blew her whistle to open the 1939- ' 40 basketball season. For many years this sport has proved to be the most popular of all G. A. A. activities. This year 110 enthusiastic girls ran out on the basketball floor and inaugurated their " king sport. " The girls were divided into two groups, A and B. The A teams being the girls of more experience and proven ability. The B teams being the newer, less experienced girls. Each girl although placed in one group was not definitely there for the year. If she improved and was on the B team she could be promoted to the A group; likewise a girl on the A team who had shown a lack of interest or ability could be placed on a B squad. Because of this feature the majority of girls worked hard either to be ad- vanced or to keep the position they had obtained. This year, Monday and Friday afternoons were basketball days for G. A. A. mem- bers. Every girl was required to attend unless she had an excused absence or her team did not play. Two points were deducted for failing to be present. On Fridays an attempt was made to hold scrimmage games if there was sufficient time after the regular tournament games. Two round-robin tournaments were held after which class teams v ere chosen and preparation made for the final tournaments of the season. At the completion of this feature, " king basketball " faded into oblivion and made way for spring sports. 63 It ' s striize one on Hilde Buck,, Nancy Howard catches the sphere. Baseball Spring Sport To the G. A. A. girls the coming of spring means the opening of the baseball and track season. This year baseball was under Dorothy Graves, who had proved herself an able umpire, player, and all around sportsman. Dorothy picked the teams and supervised all tourna- ments and games. Track is gradually winning its way to the front as a popular G. A. A. activity. For many years it was overshadowed by the more popular baseball, but it is now coming into its own, as is proved by the increase in the number of girls who have come out. This year a track star, Alice Davis, was chosen chairman. =s Martha Crisman fearlessly smiles as she takes the high jump. 64 Archery enthusiasts, Marion, Ardis, Mary, Ann, and Emily, aim at the target. e Just as Robin Hood practiced his bow and arrow feats so did our G. A. A. girls faithfully attend the archery practices in order to learn the art of using a bow and arrow. Practice was held each Monday and Friday from 3:00 to 4:00 under the super- vision of Marie Morthland. Each par- ticipant was given six arrows which she shot at the target. Points were given according to where the arrow was placed and as to whether the girl stood twenty- five, thirty, or forty feet from the target. Extra points were given to those girls who secured the highest score at the end of the tournament. Sina Church ready for action. Minor sports such as horseshoe, ping pong, shuffleboard, and health ball were at one time under the heading of noon- day league activities, however, because of the half day system now existing, these sports are held in the afternoon along with the major activities. These are under the supervision of chairmen, and participants are awarded points for attendance and standings in the tourna- ments. Another popular minor sport held during the winter is tumbling which this year was headed by Delia Klein. These girls are required to learn the frontward and backward rolls, headstand, stomach balance, head and shoulder flip, and ap- paratus work in order to be placed on the advanced squad. ■2? tX ograpiis , F


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