Published by the
SE N I OR C LA S S
VASSAR PUBLIC SCHOOLS
PROGRESS--the forward move-
ment of all things that are worth-
while, of all things that are noble
and good-has been the marked
characteristic of Vassar Public
Schools. Within these pages we
have attempted to bring before
you suggestions and intimations of
the new and the old, of the fas-
cination of the present and the
heritage of the past. We do not
hope to give you a masterpiece,
but in the years that await uz
when these days at Vassar will
have become dim and pleasant
memories, if this book succeeds, in
some measure, in reawakening' re-
membrances of your school career
we are well repaid for our efforts.
Donald Henry Yonker-a true friend
thorough in all things-whose con-
stant searching for truth not only in
physical sciences but in the science
of humanity, and especially of youth,
is a genuine inspiration to those with
whom he Works-Whose sense of
duty admits no limit to the time and
energy devoted to the interests of
the students-who has aided mater-
ially and spiritually in the produc-
tion of this Echo-whose strength of
character and integrity of purpose
are reflected in the highest ideals of
Vassar High School, this book is
respectfully dedicated by the Class
of Nineteen Thirty-eight.
PRESENT SCHOOL BUILDING ON NORTH MAIN STREET
History of Vassar Public Schools
The progress of Vassar has been marked. by the increasing ex-
cellence of its school system. The first school in Vassar was held only
a few months after the town was officially organized, in 1851. It was
started through the efforts of Townsend North, the well known founder
of Vassar. The "Curtis Shanty", 0.1 South Main Street, where the Vas-
sar Dairy now stands, was used for a school house. Miss Augusta Slafter
was hired to conduct school for three months during the summer, at a
salary of one dollar and a half per week and the privilege of 'boardinf
around' with the parents of pupils. It is an interesting fact that Tefl
Slafter and Ted Hart, Seniors this year, are distantly related .to Mis:
The next year a frame school house was built. D. G. Wilder.
Charles Fonda, and A. J. Leach taught here during' the terms of 1852
and 1853. This served as a school building for several years. In 1860
a brick school house was built on the place where the High School now
stands. Mr. Keyes was the t"rst principal in this new building. It was
graded in 1864 bv ex-congressman IC. P. Allen. but diplomas were not
granted until 1871.
An addition was made to this building in 1881, to provide for in-
creased enrollment. Later, excavations were made for basements, but
work was never completed. Cement steps were built to replace the
original wooden ones.
ln 1886 a school was built on the east side of the river. This was
later named the McKinley School in honor of President McKinley. At
one time the mothers of children in this school formed a lVIother's Club.
This organization accomplished, among other fine things. the remodeling
of the basement of the McKinley School into a playroom for the children.
Another small school
was built in 12569.
'1'n1s was known as
tne Townsend Norm
bcnool. 'ine build-
ing, on Maple Street,
has now been con-
verted into a two-
Catastrophe in the
form of a Iire, came
in 1917. Since it
happened at night
theie were no casual-
ties, but it was a
serious loss to the
community, as not
only tue school
building, but also
many valuable re-
cords, were destroy-
ed. A new school
building was imme-
diately started, and
completed in time for
the fallterm of 1918.
Recent progress in
Vassar Schools has
been the completion
and dedication ol'
the New Addition on
SECOND SCHOOL BUILDING
January 21, 1937. An ever increasing attendance has
demanded a larger building. The Addition was made possible through the
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FIRST BUILDING ON SOUTH MAIN
were obtained through a
Public Works Administra-
tion grant and a local bond
issue. The building con-
sists of a combination gym-
nasium - auditorium seat-
ing 1,000 people, a modern
Home Economics depart-
ment, and an administra-
tion office. Splendid new
locker rooms for both boys
and girls are included in
the new building.
We are deeply indebted
to those early settlers who
realized the need for edu-
cation, and to all who have
helped our school system
grow throughout the years.
We are certain ihat the
same high standard of pro-
gress will be carried on in
Qld and New Courses of Study
One of the most important fields in which progress has been
made in the Vassar High School is in courses of study.
In 1904 there were tw0 courses: Language and General. The
Language courses required four years of foreign language, Latin and
English being offered. The other subjects were mostly English, Mathe-
matics, History, and Science. Commercial subjects were evidently just
being introduced, for one-half year of Commercial Arithmetic was offer-
ed with one-half year of Bookkeeping. Extra curricular activities were
rather frowned upon at that time, as detracting the pupils attention from
their other studies.
The Lyceum consisting of oratory contests, and a mixed Glee Club,
were greeted with enthusiasm.
When the present school building was erected in 1918, practical
courses had gained importance and provision was made for such subjects
as Agriculture, Manual Arts, Home Economics, and Commerce.
At present the high school offers five courses of study: ill
College Preparatory or Academic. f2J Commercial, C31 Agriculture,
C43 Home Economics, C53 Manual Arts. A wide variety of subjects is
offered under these headings so that every student may be able to select
an interesting schedule.
Each course of study requires a minimum of sixteen units of credit
Four full-time subjects completed successfully, over a period of one
year, give four units of credit.
It may be of interest to the reader to know that Vassar High
School fully conforms to the new college entrance reouirements, as re-
cently adopted by the University of Michigan and the North Central
Associationg and that this school has been accredited by the University
of Michigan continuously since 1899, longer than any other school in the
county. The qualifications of the faculty and the standards maintained
by the Board of Education, have also made it possible for the Vassar
Public Schools to belong to the North Central Association of Secondary
Schools and Colleges since 1930.
Certain extra curricular activities have become increasingly im-
portant. Beginning this year high school Art and Band have been ac-
cepted as full credit classes, meeting five days a week. Speech has been
given full credit for some time.
In so far as the course of study in the grades is concerned, much
has been done to make the work more profitable and interesting. In our
school we have a testing program which extends thro-ugh the eighth
grade. This enables teachers to determine the amount of progress their
children are making in relation to similar classes throughout the coun-
try. In connection with this program, remedial work is given to those
pupils who are in need of special help.
The grade program is also made more colorful by grade pro-
jects, such as operating a Grocery Store, Post Office, Rhythm Band,
Vocal Music, and Art. In the gymnasium a health program, through
physical education, is given to every boy and girl.
The progress which has been made in courses of study has done
much to make school life at Vassar more interesting and .to offer more
Some Interesting Facts Relative to the
Vassar Public Schools
The Vassar Public Schools were organized in 1851, and still oper-
ate under the special act of the legislature of 1859. .,.
The Vassar Public Schools now employ twenty-two teachers. In
1916 fourteen teachers were employed. The school population is stead-
ily on the increase.
Vassar High School has been accredited by the University of
Michigan since 1899 and approved by the North Central Association of
Secondary Schools and Colleges since 1930, the highest attainment any
high school may reach. By being so accredited, Vassar graduates, upon
recommendation of the Superintendent or Principal, are admitted to the
University of Michigan and other colleges in the State of Michigan with-
out entrance examinations.
The Parent Teachers' Association organized in 1925 has proved to
be a very worthwhile organization and has been a fine medium to bind
the ties more closely between pupils, teachers, and parents.
The Activities Council, composed of a representative from each
class and the various organizations, provides closer cooperation between
the students and high school authorities. ,
Vassar High School has much to offer in the field of practical
courses: Farm Crops and Soils, Animal Husbandry, Agricultural Eco-
nomics, Shop I, Farm Shop, Advanced- Shop, Home Economics which in-
cludes sewing, cooking, and home making in general, Bookkeeping,
Typewriting, Shorthand, Junior' Bl1Siness, Comercial Arithmetic, and Com-
merical Law. 1
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Graduates of the Commercial Department take positions in offices
without further training.
There are splendid opportunities to participate in Football, Basket
Ball, Baseball, Track, Tennis, Intramural Athletics, Band, Boys' and
Girls' Glee Club, Dramatics, Debate, F. F. A. Agricultural Club, Radio
Club, Camera Club, Archery Club, Girls' Home Economics Club, Girl
Reserves, Library Staff, Newspaper Staff, and Annual Staff, also grade
and high school assembly programs. All students also have an oppor-
tunity to secure Instrumental Instruction without cost.
Vassar High School Complete Course of Study
NINTH GRADE: English, Algebra, Biology, Home Economics I,
Shop I, Civics, Safety Education, Junior Business, Band, and Art I.
TENTH GRADE: English II, Plane Geometry, World History.
Bookkeeping, Latin I, Crops and Soils, Farm Shop, Commercial Arithme-
tic, Band, and Art I.
ELEVENTH GRADE: English Literature, American History, Com-
mercial Arithmetic, Latin II, Advanced Algebra, Solid Geometry, Chemi-
stry, Animal Husbandry which alternates with Agricultural Economics
every other year, Advanced Home Economics, Advanced Shop, Short-
hand I, Typewriting, Band, and Art II.
TWELFTH GRADE: American Literature, Economics and Ameri-
can Government, Speech, Advanced Algebra, Solid Geometry, Latin II,
Advanced Home Economics, Animal Husbandry which alternates with
Agricultural Economics every other year, Advanced Shop, Physics, Type-
writing, Shorthand, Band, and Art II.
From the above course of study, students desiring to meet college
entrance requirements must have the two Major and two Minor sequences,
which are required under the College Preparatory Course.
School opens Tuesday, September 6, 1938, at 1:00 P. M. There
will be a teachers meeting at 9:00 A. M. 2
Old School Records Reveal the Following Interesting Data:
At a meeting of the School Board held at the' Post Office on the
26th of July, 1861, an order was drawn in favor of William Lee, Jr., tak-
ing care of school rooms at 36.00 per week.
At 9, meeting of the Board of Trustees held at the old Post Officz
building on the evening of Saturday, October 5, 1861, it was "Voted that
Miss Mildred Padman be employed during the coming winter term to
teach in the primary department at 253.50 per week."
At a meeting of the School Board held at the office of the Secre-
tary on the evening of June 29, 1863, it was "resolved that for the better
efficiency of the school and protection of the House. that the request
of the Eureka Lyceum to use the House for their Exhibition be not
granted, that the janitor, Wilfred Kellogg, be instructed to keep two
of the keys to said House exclusivelv in his possession and to use them
for no purpose except that for which the school demands, and that he
close the House at all times whenever he leaves it at night. that the
House shall for NO PURPOSE be kept open evenings LATER than one-
half past 9 P. M.
Oscar Curell William Dierck Lee Sevener
Rex R, Gunnell Walter C. Furman Ray E. Kriseler
Ray E. Kriseler-President Lee SevenerATrustee
VValter C. Furman4Secretary William DierckfTrustec
Rex R. Gunnell-Treasurer Oscar Curell-Trustee
The students of the Vassar Public Schools have enjoyed and
appreciated the benefits afforded them through the cooperation, ef-
ficiency and interest of the Board of Education.
Through its efforts the School has become one of the best in this
region, and the students have been provided with excellent facilities
and the most modern equipment.
Through the efforts of the present Board it was made possible
for Vassar to have one of the finest auditoriums in the Thumb District.
Through their genuine interest and untiring efforts, together with a
gift of 316,363 from the Federal Emergency Administration of Public
Works, the Board of Education very efficiently effected negotiations for
the purchase of equipment and completion of the New Addition.
The progress of the school has been marked by the purchase
of new typewriters for the Commercial Department, powered equipment
for the Manual Arts Department, redecorating of the interior of the
old building and installation of a new heating plant. Additional sup-
plies and equipment for the Science and Music Departments, new tables
and chairs for the Primary Rooms of both Central and McKinley Schools,
and additional teaching supplies for both High School and Grades have
all been accomplished through the efforts of our Board of Education.
For these many advantages and for the earnest, sincere, and
successful efforts on the part of the members of the Board, the student
body wishes to take this opportunity to express its genuine gratitude.
Ralph E. Brant, for the past four years, has ably superinteided
the Vassar Public Schools, safe-guarding its ideals and promoting its
progress. Selected by the Vassar Board of Education in the fall of
1934, Mr. Brant came to Vassar especially Well recommended.
Fora number of years, before taking his position here, he was
head of the Caledonia Public Schools and was formerly Principal and
athletic director of the Augusta Public Schools.
Mr. Brant, who graduated from the Bellevue High School, re-
ceived his A.B. degree from Olivet College, and his Masters' Degree in
Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City.
Columbia also granted him a special diploma for excellence of work in
the field of school administration.
Superintendent Brant Was appointed by the Michigan Educational
Association headquarters to organize the Tuscola County Teachers Asso-
ciation. He is to be commended for the fine efficiency with which he
carried out this responsiblity. He was prominent in his position as
president of that organization for the following term during which
many worthwhile projects were corrpleted.
He is active in a number of local organizations, holding offices
in several. Community service, to which he gives most freely of his
time and effort, is his by-word. His accomplishments and interests in
community life are a fulfillment of his natural enthusiasm and high
Members of the faculty and the students realize and fully ap-
preciate all the fine achievements that were brought about through
Mr. Brant's efforts in this school. We, as a group wish him many more
successful years as Superintendent of the Vassar Public Schools. P
VASSAR PUBLIC SCI-1001.5
RALPH E. BRANT. Superintendent
May 27, 1938
To the Parents, Students, and Patrons of
I take pleasure in using the "Echo" as a medium through which I may
.peak to the parents, students, and patrons of our community, concerning the
Vassar Public Schools.
I particularly desire to congratulate the Senior Class, and the "Echo"
staff for their earnest effort in making this edition possible. Through its
pages this publication presents a pictorial cross-section of the day-by-day
activities of the boys and girls of our community, from kindergarten through
the high school, which stand in contrast to the school of yesterday.
"Progress" is the watch word - The school of today, without losing
sight of those "Basic Skills", - reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetlc, has improved
in methods and in expansion and variation of curriculums, to the point where
for the most part, school has become a place where children want to go, rathei
than have to go.
School children today are provided an opportunity, through individual
and cooperative endeavors, to practice self-direction, self-control, and self?
appraisal, by engaging in projects, group work, informal discussions, exhibits,
and dramatizations, such as our grade and high school students have presented
both in the class xooms and in assemblies.
All instruction is subject to survey and appraisal throughout the year.
Standardized testing programs provide one means of determining the effec-
tiveness of instructional practices. Parents are advised of the progress of
their children through report cards designed to show growth, personal quali-
ties, and rank in class, as well as control over subject matter.
As we speed along in this era of Progress equipped as we are with
modern educational facilities, we should not lose slght of the Church and the
Home as two major influences so necessary in molding the student's spiritual
and moral well-being. With the Home providing love, security, and an ade-
quate standard of living, and the Church giving moral and spiritual direction,
the School can do much to develop those qualities ot character which are of
special significance in a Democracy.
In conclusion, our goal for the Vassar Public Schools is to strive to
provide for every student an education which, through the discovery and de-
velopment of his individual abilities, prepares him for life, and through train-
ing and vocational guidance prepares him for a living which will yield him
the maximum of satisfaction.
RALPH E. BRANT,
Superintendent of Schools.
LORETTA HARE- fA. B.
News Staff Sponsor
Assembly Council Sponsor
7th Grade History
MARY MILLER-B. S.
Home Economics Dept.
Seco Club Sponsor
HOPE WELLEMEYER-A. B.
Girls Physical Education
Seventh Grade Sponsor
Girls Intramural Sponsor
RUTH WOODMAN-A. B.
Girl Reserves Sponsor
Dramatics Club and Play
Freshman Class Sponsor
CHESTER HOYT-B. S.
Manual Arts Dept.
Archery and Leathercraft
Boys Physical Education
Eighth Grade Spons-or
Junior High Coach
Boys Intramural Sponsor
T. B, PEMBERTONAB. S.
F. F. A. Sponsor
Junior Class Sponsor
4-H Club Sponsor
E. H. WERNET-B. S.
Sophomore Class Sponsor
Noon Hour Activity Spon-
DONALD H. YONKER-B.S.
Camera Club Sponsor
Radio Club Sponsor
Senior Class Sponsor
Echo Staff Sponsor
RAY H. HAMILTON, A. B., Olivet
Government and Speech
JANET ALLUREDW-A. B.
High School Art
Elementary Art and
LELA KELLY-A. B.
4th, 5th and 6th Grades
Chairman of Testing an-J
Kindergarten, lst Grade,
Music, Art, and Rhythm
Band, of the McKinley
ETHEL COTTRELL 4-Life
FLORENCE REED--Life GRACE VAN WERT-Life
Sixth Grad? second and Third Grades
Girls Sefvlce Squad of the McKinley School
Mr, Bens Mrs. Bradley Mr. Downer
One of the most important phases of high school work is that of
the janitors. Therefore we, the senior class, have devoted this part of
the Echo to "Our Custodiansf'
Mrs. Bradley has been with us for twelve years. She was born in
England. Her son and two daughters are graduates of Vassar High
School. Her twelve years of service in the school have been of great
clean is only a part of this benefit.
house he would certainly
benefit to us in a number of ways. Her fine work in keeping the school
If one were to inspect our school
comment on this exceptionally fine point, which
place. But more than this, the presence of her
adds to the beauty of the
cheerful countenance has
many downcast spirits as
unconsciously been the means of lifting a good
students come in contact with her throughout
Mr. Bens, who has only recently taken up his Work here, was a
student of Vassar High School. He is an especially fine man Whose
work is greatly appreciated and highly commended for efficiency as well
as cleanliness. He has taken the important responsibilities of the furnace
and ventilating rooms wonderfully and his willing co-operation has added
to the smoothness of each day's activities.
The McKinley School, which is also a part of this school system, is
very fortunate in acquiring a man who in ready and willing to take care
ol' it. Mr. Downer has conducted his
well and deserves much credit since
of the McKinley School has fallen to
We wish to use this book as
thanks, and to acknowledge the debt
and as a school.
work of the past three years very
the entire responsibility of the care
a medium to express our hearty
of gratitude we owe them, as a class
TO THE SUPERINTENDENT
Miss Eileen Smith, graduated from
High School as Valedictorian, at Mio,
Michigan. She later graduated from Bay
City Business College with an exception-
ally fine record.
Late in 1937 she accepted the posi-
tion of secretary in Vassar High School. She replaced Juno Schlict, who
left to accept an advancement with a banking firm.
In the short time she has been with us, she has more than proven
hc: ability in so responsible a position. Her pleasing personality and
cooperative nature make it a pleasure to have her with us.
Vassar' Public Schools, Superintendents
1850-1851 Miss Augusta Slafter 1877-1878 L. A. Park
1851-1852 D. G. Wilder 1878-1880 Silas Wood
Charles Fonda 1880-1882 L. S. Norton
1852-1853 ? 1882-1887 E. A. Wilson
1853-1854 ? 1887-1898 Ira L. Forbes
1854-1855 Edwin G. Dowd ? 1898-1901 Austin E. Wilbur
1855-1856 'Z 1901-1903 A. F. Rockwell
1856-1857 Dr. Dillion Chub 1903-1907 W. Sherman L'ster
1857-1858 A. J. Leach ? 1907-1908 C. S. Paxton
1858-1859 " 1908-1911 J. K. Osgerby
1859-1860 ? 1911-1912 J. K. Osgerby
1860-1861 L. D. Keyes E. M. Conklin
1861-1863 L. D. Lewis ? 1912-1913 Don Harrington
1863-1864 G. N. Van Wormer 1913-1914 B. L. Odle
David Ma'in 1914-1918 J. K. Osgerby
1864-1865 ? 1918-1919 J. K. Osgerby
1865-1866 S. N. Hill ? Earl Finch
1866-1870 L. D. Lewin 1919-1920 Earl Finch
1870-1873 L. A. Park 1920-1924 Menno Otterbein
1873-1874 L. A. Willard 1924-1934 Thurman M. Clay
1874-1877 Silas Wood 1934- Ralph E. Brant
We are indebted to Mr. David Malin, Mrs. Metta Gage Clark
Miss Ella North and Mr. Ralph Brant for the above list.
s difficult to find accu
Between the years 1852 and 1870, it wa
information, thus the names were gathered from memory rather
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Initiation, :md How Truckin'
Girls' Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4
Newspaper Staff 3, 4
Junior and Senior Plays
"Efficiency in person"
Camera Club 3, 4
Echo Staff Junior Play
Newspaper Staff 4
Activities Council 4
"Work fascinates her"
MELVIN C. STANGE
Football 3, 4
Radio Club 4 Echo Staff
Camera Club, 3, 4
Junior and Senior Plays
F. F. A. 1, 2,3,4 .
"Just a playful little fel-
Camera Club 4
Seco Club 4
"A likeable giggle"
"A strong silent man"
Football 3, 4
Library Staff 2
Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4
Junior and Senior Plays
F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4
Basketball 3, 4
Vice-president 3, 4
"Small? But I make my-
CLARENCE F. RAUSCH
Baseball 3, 4 Track 4
Boy's Glee Club 4
rC'peretta Cast 4
Senior Play Treasurer 4
"I wait for no man, but
Band 1, 2, 3, 4 Oratory 4
Gil-l's Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4
Operetta Cast 4
Newspaper Staff 3
Activities Council 3
Junior and Senior Plays
"A good disposition is
Seco Club 4
Library Staff 3
"Speech is great, silence
Girl's Glee Club 2, 3, 4
Seco Club 4
"Hard work never did
agree with me"
"Without labor, nothing
BETTY LOU JOHNSON
Band 2, 3, 4 Seco Club 4
"Thinking is the hardest
Glee Club 1, 2, 3. 4
1, 2, 3, 4
Operetta Cast 3, 4
Library Staff 3
Junior and Senior Plays
"Good words went with
Camera Club 4
Seco Club 4
"Short and good natur-
LOYD L. DRAPER
Radio Club 3, .4
Dramatics Club 4
Junior and Senior Plays
"Not in the roll of com-
JUNIOR H. INSCHO
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4
Radio Club 3, 4
Junior and Senior Plays
"A bold bad man"
Football 3, 4 Baseball 4
Basketball 2, 3, 4
Band 1, 2, 3 Junior Play
Boys' Glee Club 4
Camera Club 3, 4
F. F. A. 2, 3, 4
"Study liuins my eyes
LUCILLE PLUMB .
Assembly Committee 4
"Our studious girl"
Band 1, 2, 3, 4
Boys' C-lee Club 1, 2, 3, -1
Camera Club 3, 4
Newspaper Staff 3, 4
"None but he could be
"There is a woman at
the beginning of all'
EVELYNE FISCHERN JACK I-IONSINGER
Girls' Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4
Operetta Cast 2, 3, 4
Junior and Senior Plays
"That which is popular
Track 4 Baseball 4
Camera Club 3, 4
"Why should life all
Football 1, 2, 3, 4
Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4
"Foremost in the ranks
ALICE MARY FURMAN
Girls' Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4
Operetta Cast 1, 2
Echo Staff Seco Club 2
Oratory 3, 4
Library Staff 2
Newspaper Staff 3, 4
Assembly Committee 3
"Too beautiful to be
Girls' Glee Club 1, 2, 3
Operetta Cast 2, 3
Seco Club 1, 2
Junior and Senior Plays
"Beware her fair locks"
Football 3, 4
Junior Play Secretary 2
Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4
Band 1, 2, 3, 4
Boys' G-lee Club 3, 4
Operetta. Cast 3
Camera Club 3
"An answer to a maid-
Football 3, 4
Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4
Basketball 3, 4
Newspaper Staff 3
Camera Club 3, 4
"Gone with the wind"
Band 1, 2, 3, 4
Activities Council 4
Junior Play President J
'4Neat, with never a hair
Boys' Glee Club 1, 4
Track 3, 4 Basketball 4
F. F. A. 1, 3, 4
"It is a friendly heart
that has plenty of
Girls' Glee Club 3, 4
Seco Club 4
"Silence is golden"
ROBERT H. STREETER MARY ELIZABETH
"Teachers in heaven?
Then let me stay here"
Band 1, 2
Radio Club 3, 4
Junior and Senior Plays
"Greater men have lived
than I? I doubt it"
Football 3, 4 Echo Staff
Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4
Basketball 2, 3, 4
Activities Council 3, 4
F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4
"Every day ladies day
Girls' Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4
Operetta Cast 3, 4
Seco Club 2
Library Staff 2
Newspaper Staff 3
"Fairest of all on earth,
ask Ted Slafter"
Band 3, 4
Operetta Cast 4
Girls' Glee Club 3, 4
Library Staff 3
Seco Club 1, 2, 3, 4
"A monstrous little
Junior and Senior Plays
"There is a lady who
loves to talk"
GLENN L. XVELSH
Radio Club 3, 4
"Behold! A woman cf F F A 1
few words' "Neither kiss of love nor
maiden's hand in mine"
Girls' Glee Club 2, 3
Library, 2, 3, 4
Senior Class History
By Bernadine Schafer
On one fine autumn day in the fall of 1934, 64 future builders
of our great nation assembled in Vassar High School. 'They had come
to acquire more knowledge so that they might some day be able to try
that great "boundless sea of life" well prepared.
The first few days were spent in getting acquainted with High
School life and the exceptionally fine staff of teachers. As Freshmen we
elected as our class president, Don Garner, vice-president, Beatrice Web-
sterg secretary, Alberta Reichleg treasurer, Edward Swanson, and Mr.
Hamilton as class sponsor. One day late in the month of September we
were instructed to appear at school the following day, the girls wearing
their dresses inside out, bows in their hair and carrying dolls, the boys
wearing over-alls and aprons. The Sophomores called it initiation and
of course the Freshmen were compelled to agree with them.
The next fall, fifty-nine out of the sixty-four returned as sopho-
mores. Many interesting and successful events occurred during our
sophomore year. We succeeded in selecting our class officers which
were: Ted Slafter, presidentg Emma Andrews, vice-presidentg Jack Ho.1-
singer, secretary, Frances Russell treasurer, and as our class sponsor,
The wheel of time spins rapidly 'round, and We were Juniors be-
fore we realized it. Ten, we are sorry to say, did not return. By this
time we had grown to love old V. H. S. and were ready to uphold her
standards. We immediately began this season by electing our officers:
President, Ted Hartg vice-president Grant Batesg secretary, Alberta Rei-
chleg treasurer, Marion DuBois3 sponsor, Mr. Pemberton. The Junior
play, "Growing Pains" coached by Miss Hare and Miss Wellemeyer, was
very successful. It supplied the funds for one of the best Junior-Sen-
ior banquets, which was sponsored a week later.
We all looked forward to the opening of school the next fall when
we would assemble as "Dignified" Seniors. The next fall thirty-eight of
the sixty-four, who had started as Freshmen, came back to finish their
high school career. The officers for this last year were: President,
Mary Garner, vice-resident, Grant Bates, secretary, Bernadine Schafer,
treasurer, Clarence Rausch, and as sponsor, Mr. Yonker.
The play selected by the class was "Guess Again", which was
very successful, and was under the able direction of Miss Woodman.
This year has been a very busy one for us all. Besides our regular work
we have published the "Echo", the first annual since 1926. We have tried
to make this publication a creditable oneg we leave it with you to decide
whether we have succeeded. With graduation in view our class chose
as its flower the yellow tea rose, class colors, blue and gold, and the
fitting motto, "Building for Eternity." As the last few weeks of school
approached we look forward to all the happy events which were to be a
part of our graduation. One of the outstanding events was the Junior-
Senior Banquet on May 27, for which we wish to sincerely thank the Jun-
ior Class. Other Senior events were the Senior Day on May 25, Senior
Assembly on May 18, Baccalaureate Service on June 5 and finally Com-
mencement Exercises on June 8. .
In closing I wish to express for the class the hope that thus far in
our climb toward a goal of higher education We have cariied on worth-
ily the traditions of Vassar High School.
Senior Class Prophecy
By Emma Andrews and Clarence Rausch
The time is ten years after the commencement, 1938.
Emma Andrews is private secretary to the president of Consumers
Power Company at Battle Creek. Clarence Rausch is a beautition in
Hollywood. Mary Elizabeth Garner has found her success on the stage.
She insists on washing her own dishes and being late to work for old
Norma Anderson is reducing five pounds a week with a certain
system she has worked out. Norma Frost and Frances Russell are grad-
uate nurses at Ford Hospital. Out of the bigness of his heart Grant
Bates is financing a huge modern Orphanage in New York City. Mary
Elizabeth Barnes and Ted Slafter are married and are famous for Food
Distributors Inc. They started witha lunch counter and now they own a
chain of restaurants extending across the United States. Mrs. Marie
Beecher, formerly Marie Bates, and her husband are touring the country
and playing over the radio. Evelyn Fischer is singing in the Metropol-
itan Opera House while Mildred Bradley sings cowboy songs on the
Tom's Liniment Program.
Alice Mary Furman is married to a fine old gentleman and uses
her musical ability to entertain her husband. Ruth Gohsman is the
band leader at Caro. Myrtle Fetting is a teacher at Reese Kindergarten.
Maxine Esckelson is a substitute teacher and is very popular. Floyd
Draper is a beauty operator. The only thing he hates is polishing
ladies' fingernails because he has to hold their hands.
Melvin Stange is now chaplain at Jackson Prison where John Col-
lis is Warden. Lucille Plumb is the Superintendent at the Evart High
School. Allen Lambert handled the job as Business Manager on the 1938
Echo staff so well that he is now employed at Hudson's Department Store
as Advertising Manager.
W Audrey Glazier has perfected an invention for automobiles which
run backwards or forwards with equal ease. It has a steering wheel in
both ends. Clifford Wilkinson and Glenn Welsh are employed at the
Millington Short Wave Station.
. Marion DuBois is rapidly becoming a millionaire through her com-
mercial art. Rosemary Ellis has gone . back to being Mr. Hamilton's sec-
retary after getting her Do,cto1"s"'Degree in Business Administration. Jack
Honsinger is an astronomer. 'No wonder, he always liked to gaze at the
stars on a nice moonlight night, especially in company with a nice young
lady. Ted Hart is a professor at one of the leading universities and the
latest report said he's engaged to the Latin professor. He always said
he was going to wait until he found someone who knew more than he
did. Betty Johnson is proprietor of the College Inn in Chicago where she
began as a waitress a few years ago. Sinclair Opperman is in shape to
meet Junior Inscho in a championship bout.
Vassar High School Girls Basketball team will play Saginaw Girls
May 25. Margaret Schack is the instructor at Vassar. Bernadine Schaf-
er has broken all former worlds records in typing and shorthand. Mae
Stevens has written a book entitled "How to Keep Quiet." Itfs the
best seller of the year. Henry Streeter joined the marines as he always
planned. He's in Europe now and has a girl in every port. His brother.
Robert Streeter, has taken over his father's job as postmaster. Raymond
Stoley is president of the State Bank of Saginaw.
Alice Mary "Toots"
Bennie Goodman Lucille "Cille"
Gabbing Mae "Maggie"
Freshmen Margaret "Margie"
Holding hands Marie "Dorie"
Mouth-organ Marion "Muggins"
Reichle Mary "Mitzy"
Radio Maxine "Mac"
"Coiffures Melvin "Melv"
Blonds Mildred "Mil"
Screeching Myrtle i'Mutz"
Woman-hater Norma "Babykins'
Giggling Norma F. "Frosty"
Criticising Raymond "Ray"
Akins Robert "Bob"
Dancing Rosemary "Ro'ie"
Jittezs Ruth "Rudy"
Fords Sinclair "Sinky"
Bessie Ted H, "Teddy"
Cars Ted S. "Slicker"
ALICE MARY FURM AN
Our Senior days are over,
And the joys we knew so well
Will forever linger with us
No matter where we dwell.
We've started from the bottom
And never ceased to climb
That pathway to achievement
Which makes progress so sublime
We're "building for eternity,"
We strive to do our best,
These four long years in high school
Have only been the test.
As we leave Old Vassar High School,
Our future we can't foretell,
But we wish success for years to come
And bid you a true "Farewell",
Its a secret
VASSAR HIGH SCHOOL
HIGH SCHDOL AUDITGRIUM
June 8, 1938
8:00 P. M.
Processional .... High School Girls' Chorus
March of the Priests-Mendelssohn
Invocation .... Rev. E. H. Hazard
Song ..... High School Girls' Chorus
"My Love Dwelt In A Northern Land"-Elgar
Salutatory Doris M. Bates
Class Roll Allen F. Lambert
Valedictory . Ted S. Hart
Songs . . . High School Boys' Chorus
Introduction of Speaker . . Prin. Ray H. Hamilton
Address .... Mr. W. J. Cameron
of The Ford Motor Car Company .
Solo .... Ted S. Hart
"Where'c1' You Walk"--Handel
Presentation of Diplomas Supt. Ralph E. Brant X
Benediction . Rev. Milo N. Wood
July 16, 1920 November 29, 1935
WAYNE S. DOBSON
December 29, 1920 December 31, 1936
VENETA J. JACOT
June 29, 1922 February 5, 1938
October 15, 1917 February 19, 1935
JAMES R. JOHNSON
October 15, 1877 January 4, 1935
"There is a remembrance of the dead to which
We turn even from the charms of living."
J U N I CD R S
Top Row:-Henry Trombka, Edward Datz, Clarence Keech, Waldo
Reif, Wendell Bauer, Floyd Taylor.
Second Row:-Donald German, Allen Jaynes, Roy Schmandt, Har-
vey Rowland, Norman Roth, Howard Hecht, Robert Taylor.
Third Row :-Leo Smith, Dorothy Freeland, Irene Braido, Eleanor
Tylor, Margaret Pierson, Anna Hohman, Jane Walton, Margie Schultz,
Florence Mc. Neal, Mr. Pemberton.
Bottom Row:-Pauline Thompson, Marjorie Heindl, Anna German,
Doris Evans, Margaret Mary VanPatten, Margaret Trea, Wilma Allen,
Dorothy Dierck, Phyllis Glady, Delphine Oss.
Absent :-Mae Baxte1', Leonabelle Ensch, Edith Allen, Carl Frahm,
Elion Baker, Lloyd Hughes, and Wanda Penn.
Class Colors-Salmon and Silver
Class Flower-Salmon Tea Rose
with White For-
Class Motto-Tonight we launch, where shall we
As Freshmen, we elected officers with Milford Putman. as presi-
dent. The other officers were Edyth Crawford, Eleanor Tyler, Jure Strope
and Mr. Shott as advisor. We were
As Sophomores we elected our
The other officers were Jane Walton.
as advisor, Mr. Hoyt.
As Juniors our first party this
Junior-Senior Banquet which was put
initiated by the Sophomores.
officers with Leo Smith as president.
Dorothy Freeland, Irene Braido and
year included a fashion show. The
on by the class was very well liked
and will no doubt be remembered by the Seniors. We are looking
forward to an eventful Senior year.
Top row:-Adelbert Hunkins, Wilford DeCoe, Kenneth Barnes,
Junior Titsworth, Carl Reif, Albert Martin, Milton McIntyre, Mike Fran-
ko, Bob Russell, George Beach, Arthur Seymour, Elwyn Dobson.
Second row:-Main Ross, George Glazier, Wilbur Hoover, Albur-
tus Reda, Elgin Miller, Gene Seney, Neal VandeBunt, Norman Trinklein,
Curio Tremonti, Lynn Curvin.
Third row :-Kenton Smith, Conrad Gunnell, John Heusted, Arline
Hewlette, Helen Koral, Virginia Lambert, Betty Pierson, Lorna Auren-
liamer, Irene Esckelson, Wright Freeland, Nick Miihlbach, Walter Bielan-
ski, Mr. Wernet.
Bottom row:-Mattie Harper, Marjorie Davis, Margaret Akins,
Dorothy Caterfield, Charlotte Whitcomb, Marion Bader, Rosa Martin,
Alta Draper, Familia Tansky, Loraine Gohsman, Jean Barnes, Dorothy
Class Colois-Blue and Silver
Class Flower-Bay Rose
Class Motto-A sound mind in a strong body
As a Freshman Clasfz of fifty-five members in 1936 we elected
Conrad Gunnell aw president, John Heusted, Curio Tremonti, and Jean
Barnes as the other officers, and M'ss Wellemeyer as sponsor. Our
parties, one in December and one in February. showed what a Fresh-
man Class can do with the cooperation of all its members.
This year we returned the courtesy of initiating the new Fresh-
man Class. They will no doubt remember their introduction to high
sq-bool life, Our parties this year, December third and April first, were
well planned and original. By our rrirnest efforts we hope to fulfill the
Class motto which we have Chosen.
Pa if c
Top row :-George Edd Sevener, Russell Grinnel, Loren Stevens,
Charles Keech, Fred Hohman, Donald Frahm, Donald Mille1', Donald
Simpson, Oliver Beebe, Ray Reif, Melvin Reif.
Second row:--Stanley Datz, Lloyd Stevens, Henry Gootee, Helen
Korthals, Alice Hecht, Hilda Bradley, Marguerite Jaynes, Joyce VanPet-
ten, Leatrice Haines, Geraldine Wilcox, Hannah Hope, Ruth Bauer, Mae
VandeBunt, Marilyn Simpson, CeliaBende1'.
Third row :--Betty Baldwin, Lola Welsh, Shirley Hope, Vivian
Streeter, Jane Russell, Dorothy Frahm, Louise Moody, Annabelle Collis,
Marcella Metro, Helen Schack, Clara Bradley, Ruth Schmidt, Leah Enos,
Erna Cheney, Miss Woodman.
Fourth row :-Carolyn Johnson, Nancy Riggs, Henrietta Meineke,
Madeline Stoley, Eileen Parry, Betty Hyslop, June Lewis, Marion LewTs,
Alice Tinglan, Myrtle Houghtaling, Dorothy Beach, Leona Garlick, Fric-
da Pickleman, Evelyn Wells.
Bottom row:-Mack Seney, L'oyd Tinglan, Claude Roles, Allen
Lawrence, Milton Yanovich, Robert Roth, Richard Roth, Harry Davis.
Walter Gromek, Paul A1'lldt, Floyd Heindl, R. D. Stacer, Armand Black-
Absent:-Orville Snider, Francis Anthony, and Helen Berry.
Class: Colors-Rose and Silver
Class Motto-Out of school life into life's school
At the beginning of the 1937-38 school year there were seventy-
five enthusiastic Freshmen students both from schools around this com-
munity and pupils graduating from the eighth grade here. We were taken
into the high school by the customary initiation, given by the Sophomore
Class. Both Freshman parties, The Harvest Party on November fifth and
Spanish Fiesta on January fourteenth were very well attended and en-
joyed by all.
JU IOR HIGH
Vassar Junior High School cinsists of the seventh and eighth
grades. The Junior High group have a class and study program similar
to that of the high school.
Under the able leadership of
Junior High pupils form an active
schools. The group is noted for its
in the planning and sponsoring of
Junior High Athletics is an
the Physical Education program of
Miss Wellemeyer and M1'. Miller the
and needed part of Vassar public
quick and whole hearted cooperation
school affairs. '
important extra curricular activity in
the school. Several football teams
were active during the fall and a nimber of games were played. The
Junior High basketball 'team played a schedule of ten interscholastic
games with the fine record of nine
victories and only one defeat. An
extensive interscholastic baseball schedule has been planned and a fine
group of boys are out to make the
team. Each year the seventh and
eighth grade boys paticipate in the county track meet al: Caro.
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Central-Sixth grade, fifth and six overflow, Fifth grade, fourth grade,
The later elementary grades of Vassar Public Schools have been
unusually busy during the past year in activities both in the class room
and out. The sixth grade, in addition to its regular class work has been
unusually interested in musical activities. Nine members of the class
are in the Senior Band and twenty members in the Grade Band. The
members have been very active in service to others. A box social was
held, the proceeds of which were canteributed to a fund for crippled
children. The class also contributed a Thanksgiving box to the same
cause. The fifth and sixth overflow room has been busy this year.
A number of activities in which real life conditions are 'set forth has
been the theme for the year. The fifth grade has been unusually busy
in correlating playlets, songs and recitations with the regular class work.
A number of social parties have also been sponsored. The third and
fourth grades have planned their work to include programs in honor of
important national holidays. i
During the year ten Grade Assembly Programs are provided for
all the grade pupils and their parents, each grade room presenting one
Assembly. Through these assembly programs the grade children de-
velop poise and confidence which may help them to serve as better future
citizens cf the Community.
One of the most outstand'n0: events of the year in which all the
grades participated was the Marble Tournament, sponsored by the Flint
Journal. Champions from each grade were first decided and final'y the
school champion, Lawrence Gillman, was picked by tournament play
from this group.
McKinley-Kindergarten, first grade, second grade and third grade.
Central-Kindergarten, first grade and second grade.
Activities in the early elementary department of Vassar Public
Schools stress not only the curriculum subjects but also the extra-cur-
ricular activities of the group which tends to supplant and aid the regu-
lar class Work.
At McKinley School the second and third grades have been heart-
ily engaged in a most interesting and educational post office project. The
kindergarten and first grades have completed a fully equipped grocery
store. These projects of buying and selling groceries, writing, mailing,
and delivering 'letters enable the pupils to learn the processes which are
actually going on in life.
At Central, the second grade has been intensely interested in the
study of plants. They have been unusually fortunate in growing a num-
ber of beautiful flowering plants. The first grade has been interested in
a grocery store project and also in equipping and running 3 grade li-
brary. Orange crates Were made into fine looking book cases and chairs.
The kindergarten at Central has centered its activities about an ice cream
store and green house. The kindergarten child, by participating in acti-
vities which are a part of his environment Will be better prepared for the
all-important task of learning the work presented in later grades.
The Vassar grade teachers have cooperated splendidly in mak-
ing it possible to have an extensive testing program, extending from the
first grade through the sixth grade, which has been in progress for the
past four years. The testing activity enables the teacher to present those
things which each particular student needs most.
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Year Shorthand Camera Club and Then Some
F. F. A. Officers fur '38-'39 'Typlng
Chadwick School -- Rural Transportation
The Chadwick Rural School District No. 3, Vassar, had the mis-
fortune of losing its school by fire January 3, 1938.. Because of this cat-
astrophe the electors of the District voted on Friday, February 14, to sengl
their children to the Vassar Public Schools.
Accordingly a bus was purchased, through' the "State Aid Tran-
sportation Program Offered Rural Districts," and the Chadwick children
are now enjoying all the educational advantages offered by the Vassar
The Board of Education and the electors of the Chadwick District
are to be congratulated on making it possible for their children tc- secure
the same educational opportunities as children in the city schools receive.
The school transportation program of Michigan has expanded with
extraordinary rapidity in recent years. In 1919 four hundred pupils were
transported daily. In 1936 about 35,000 pupils were transported daily in
800 buses operated by the school districts of the state.
This number of pupils does not include many additional thousands
transported in other vehicles or by the parents of pupils. Greater liber-
ality of state aid for bus transportation is increasing, year by year, the
number of school buses in operation.
The State reimburses Rural Districts for the transportation of their
pupils to graded schools when such schools are closed in Whole or in part.
The State provides such transportation in order to provide adequate edu-
cational opportunities for all childrcn. '
The amount of reimbursement is determined by the Superin-
tendent of Public Instruction but cannot exceed 840.00 per pupil tran-
When a Rural School District votes to close one or more of its
grades, the State also reimburses for the transportation of High School
pupils from that District who are at that time attending' High School,
thus saving parents of such children considerable expense.
For further information concerning transportation services offer-
ed by the State, Rural Districts should consult Superintendent Ralph E.
Vassar High School and ltps
Rural School Program
Each year Vassar High School offers rural schools a Rural
Athletic Meet and Play Festival in which four hundred ninety-nine
pupils from twenty-six rural schools participated this year, an annual In-
door Baseball Tournament, and motion pictures of Rural School Day acti-
vities taken annually. It also provides speakers and vocal music to
rural school Parent-Teacher Associations.
It provides for girls, a new, modern, and complete Department of
Home Economics for teaching cooking, sewing, and general home manage-
ment, and offers the services of a trained instructor who supervises
girls' home projects through the school year and during tthe summer
In addition a Department of Agriculture is provided for boys de-
signed to teach Crops and Soils, An'mal Husbandry, Agriculture Econo-
mics, and offers the services of a trained instructor who supervises boys'
farm projects, and cooperates with the farmers of the surrounding rural
community during the school year and summer vacation. Also a De-
partment of Manual Arts designated to teach woodworking, general and
It provides a High School on the four-year accredited list of the
University of Michigan and the North Central Association of Secondary
Schools and Colleges, which maintains a staff of well-trained, experienc-
ed teachers who are interested in developing the individual interests
of each and every student.
Graduation from High School is becoming ever more important. A
high school diploma is an additional badge of character. It shows to the
world that you possess sufficient energy, courage, and determination to
complete a task once begun.
Your high school course will strengthen your character because it
will make you better able to select your life work. A high school di-
ploma will add to your prestige in in the community and position in the
world. Completion of a high school course is absolutely essential for ad-
mission to colleges or professional schools.
Statistics show that the person who possesses only an eighth grade
diploma earns on the average a salary of eight hundred dollars per
year. The high school graduate will average for the balance of his or
her life an income of one thousand five hundred to two thousand dollars.
You can graduate from High School. It will at once place you on
a higher level in your community and give you a higher rank among
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Top Row-C. Rausch, T. Slafter, R. Stoley, S. Opperman, M.
Stange, A. Glaizier.
Second Row-A. Furman, E. Barnes, M. DuBois, M, Garner, R.
Ellis, M. Schack, M. Fetting, E. Andrews.
Bottom Row-J. Honsinger, B. Schafer, A. Lambert, T. Hart,
F, Draper, M. Bates, Mr, Yonker.
Editor-in-chief Ted Har: Athletic Editor Jack Honsingcr
Associate Editor, Bernadine Schafer Assistant Athletic Editor
t - - Margaret Schack
Assistant Editor Marie Bates Music Editor Emma Andrews
Bvsiness Manager Allen Lambert Organization Editor Ted Slafter
Assistant Business Managers
Raymond Stoley, S. Opperman
Elizabeth Barnes, Marion DuBois
Circulation Manager Floyd Draper
Ass't. Circulation Manager
Assistant Organization Editor
Senior Editor Elizabeth Garner
Photograph Editor Audrey Glazier
Myrtle Fetting Alumni Editor Alice Furman
When the idea of publishing a year-book was presented to the
Senior Class in January, it was immediately taken up with enthusiasm.
It soon became evident that their enthusiasm was supported by that of
the administration and the alumni. Since it was the first to be published
in the school in several years the ciass realized the difficulty of the
task they had undertaken. After committees had Worked out the details
for the organization to do it, the staff was chosen with much delibera-
In order that the important preliminary work of the business staf'
might be accomplished in the short time allotted, the editorial staff
turned its efforts toward that phase of the work for a few Weeks. Several
well-planned assemblies and sales drives were carried on successfully.
When the actual Writing was begun the individual initiative of the
various staff members was brought into play in arranging their depart-
ments. A much needed staff room was constructed and equipped by
the staff on the second floor. The cooperation of the staff members iii
carrying on their work was commendable. The day set aside for photo-
graphing the various groups will not be forgotten.
Mistakes were made no doubt but the staff-'feels that its venture
was a success and hopes that it will be carried on from year to yea: by
future Senior Classes.
Top Row-B. Schafer, T. Hart, N. VandeBunt, W. Bauer, A.
Bottom ROWAM. Garner, M. Heindl, D. Freeland, M. Harper,
M, Pierson, I. Braido, Miss Hare.
Editor Dorothy Freeland
Assistant Editor Irene Braido
Bus. and Circulation Mgr. Neil VandeBurt
Sports Editor Wendell Bauer
Featuzes Ted Hart
Features Mary Garner, Mattie Harper
Maijorie Heindl, Margaret Pierson
Typists Maiy Garner, Bernadine Schafer
Alice Mary Furman
Faculty Advisor Miss Loretta Hare
Tlze newspaper staff was organized at the begirning of the year
with Miss Loretta Hare as faculty advisor.
The local Tuscola Pioneer-Times kindly allowed us a section in
their edition in which we inserted the school paper called "The Voice
oi' the School."
Through excellent cooperation on the part of every staff member,
the publication meets the dead-line every week, with a better paper
than the last one. To have the local newspaper print our school paper in
itself, is truly an advantage. Not only does it give us a very professional
looking paper, but it also increases thc circulation to parents as well ai
In March we visited the Saginaw News Building and enjoyed an
interesting trip, getting much information on the printing ol' at modern
Each week we have attempted to bring you reports, news, and
humor. The reporters have brought the latest news from classrooms and
activities. The spot: section has given resumes of the games as well as
inside information on the team. The features included "Close Ups" and
We feel that our progress in journalism has well compensated our
effoits in this organization.
GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
Top Row-H. M. Bradley, M. Pierson, A. Tinglan, D. Dierck, C.
Bradley, J. VanPetten, E. Cheney, L. Welsh, M. Houghtaling, C. Johnson.
A Second Rcw+M. Bates, C. Whitcomb, R. Bauer, H. Hope, E. An-
drews, R. Ellis, A. Hecht, E. Barnes, M. Garner, A. Furman, J. Barnes.
Third Row-M. Lewis, F. Pickleman L. Moody, D. Frahm, J. Wal-
ton, N. Anderson, E. Fischer, L. Enos, I. Perry, B. Pierson, E. Tyler,
Bottom Row-S. Hope, G. Wilcox, L. Haines, D. Evans, D. Freeland,
Akins, R. Schmidt, B. Hyslop, N. Rigg, A. Hohman, F. McNeal,
Glady, Mr. Maikowski.
BOYS' GLEE CLUB
Top Row-M. McIntyre, C. Reif, L. Smith, W. Freeland, F. Taylor
Second Row-E. Datz, F. Heindl, M. Ross, A. Reda, R. Schmandt
H. Hecht, R. Reif.
Third Row-M. Bates, C. Rausch, J. Honsinger, M. Seney, T. Hart
Gunnell, K. Smith. J. Heusted, Mr. Maikowski.
Bottom Row-H. Davis, A. Lawrence, L. Tinglan, H. Gootee, R. D
Stacer, P. Arndt, L. Esckelson.
The Girls' Glee Club of 1938 has had a very successful year in
the Vassar High School. Under the direction of Mr. Maikowski the 45
girls have progressed steadily the past two years.
The Glee Club was privileged to attend many festivals this season.
The annual trip to Mt. Pleasant has become one of the major events of
the year. Each year they have attended, the girls have rated high in
comparison with the other Glee Clubs.
The Boys' Glee Club has greatly increased in size and qualitv
this year. The annual trip to the State Music Festival at Mt. Pleasant
as well as the trip to Bad Axe was considered a great success by the
Marie Bates deserves much credit for the excellent way in which
she accompanied the Glee Clubs.
Top Row-T. Hart, M. Garner,
Wilkinson, M. Bates.
Bottom Row-E. Enclrews, M.
cho, E. Fischer C. Rausch.
M. Stange, F. Draper, M. Fetting,
Barnes, G. Bates, M. DuBois, J.
Top Row'-'F. Taylor, N. Roth, A. Jaynes.
Second Row-L. Smith, W. Bauer, A. Hohman, J. Walton, P. Glady,
McNeal R. Taylor.
Bottom Row-Mr. Pemberton, I. Braido, P. Thompson, D. Evans,
Tyler, M. Trea, Miss VVoodman.
S. H. Pratt
The plav was presented bv the Seniors, October 22 and 23. It
had an exceedingly interestinf! and humorous plot which ran along
smoothly. Olive, with her uplift Walk was especially amusing.
Iucinda Andrews Anne Hohman Olive Doris Evans
Suzanne Faler Florence McNeal Eve Margaret Trng
Sid SPQWY Bob Taylor Dick Wendell Bauer
Je,-I-y Allen Jaynes
Stephen Santry Leo Smifh Doctor Lynn Gray Norman Roth
gmv Floyd Taylor Mary Marshall Pauline Thompson
Phyllis Eleanor Tyler Mrs. Marshall Irene Braido
Anne Jane Walton Angie Sperry Phyllis Glady
Presented, by the Juniors Anril 7 and 8, the play had its setting in
a farmhouse where a modern city fnnily comes for a bit of country life.
The theme was the importance of havlng a purpose in life.
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Top Row-A. Blackmore, R. D. Stacer, C. Roles, P. Arndt,
L. Tlnglan, H. Gootee, A. Glazier, F. Taylor, M. Seney, M. Yanovitch,
K, Smith J. Honsinger, W. Freeland, E. Datz, F. Heindl, L. Esckelson,
R. Seitz, A. Lawrence.
Second Row-H. M. Bradley, N. Rigg, C. Whitcomb, G. Wilcox,
R. Bauer, E. Tyler. M. Davis, M. Esckelson, F. Pickelman, M. Hough-
taling, D. Frahm, I. Perry, J. Barnes, M. Garner.
Third Row-Miss Woodman, E. Cheney, P. Glady, D. Freeland,
C. Bradley, N. Anderson, D. Dierck, R. Schmidt, H. Hope, S. Hope,
L. Moody, L. Enos, V. Jacot, J. VanPetten, B. Pierson, L. Welsh, A. Ting-
lan, A. Hohman.
Bottom ROWAA. Furman, C. Rausch, D. Evans, J. Walton.
H. Hecht, T. Hart, E. Fischer, Mr. Maikowski, J. Heusted, M. Bates,
C. Gunnell, E. Andrews, A. Reda, R. Ellis, M. Pierson, C. Johnson.
Ali Ben Mustapha.
Hasson El Carib
The operetta this year was a beautiful and tuneful spectacle. It
followed the adventures of a youn? aviator, Dick Taylor CTed Hartj and
his two assistants Bob and Bill, fAlbertus Reda, Conrad Gunnellj in their
search for the mysterious "Belle of Bagdad", whom they wished to offer a
screen contract. Dick falls in love with Jewel fEvelyne Fischerl the
daughter of the Caliph fJohn Heustedl. She later turns out to be the
"Belle" and promises to marry Dick and go to Hollywood. The comedv
was furnished by Henrietta Whipstich CJane Waltonl, a disappointed
spinster and Archie Fitzgibbons fClarence Rauschj, who loved not wise-
ly but too well.
The oriental atmosphere of the setting and the music made the
operetta rather unique.
The operetta cast and chorus were made up of approximately 80
people. They enjoyed working together for the production of the oper-
etta. The work of the chorus as American tourists and native Persians
Mr. Maikowski and Miss Woodman directed the operetta very com-
Miss Alice Mary Furman accompanied the musical numbers of
the operetta and deserves much credit.
Top RovwL. Tinglan, C. Glazzier, C. Gunnell, K. Fox, B. Taylor,
F. I-Icindl T. Slafter, J. Honsinger, H. Hecht, A. Jaynes.
Second Row-L. Dykhouse, B. Collis, J. Smith, S. Schwartz,
W. Waterhouse, D. WVigley, M. Bates, B. Johnson, M. Houghtaling,
A. Hecht, E. Cheney.
Third RowfJ. Honsinger, S. Andreychuk, E, Andrews, R. Ellis,
E. Welsh, T. Hart, L. Welsh, P. Arndt, A. Tinglan, J. Bates.
Bottom Row-Mr, Maikowski, A. Lawrence, B. Collins, R. D.
Stacer, M. Stacer, A. Roth, B. Russell, A. Blackmore, J. Causgrovc,
C. Reif J. Barnes, C. Johnson, J. Joyce.
Vassar High School is proud of its band. It is in a better con-
dition this year than eve: before. It consists of 45 members ranging from
grader: 6 to 12.
The schedule was arranged the past year so the band could have
practice every day. The pupils receive a full credit for the year's work.
With this arrangement the band has had an opportunity to progress very
rapidly and under Mr. Maikowskifs excellent leadership they have gain-
ed a high standing in the minds of the citizens of the community as well
as all other people having the privilege of hearing them.
The band was much improved by the addilion of several new in-
struments including a sousaphone and an alto horn. By working with
people inthe grades Mr. Maikowski has been able to make the various
sections of the band more balanced.
The band has attended many band gatherings. The most impor-
tant being the band festival at Owfsso. This was helpful to each mem-
ber. They had the opportunity of hearing other High School Bands of
Michigan play and also had the privilege of taking part in the mass
The annual concerts were orginated by Mr. Maikowski and have
proved ta be very successful. Many citizens of Vassar and near-by towns
witnessed the fine concert given thi: year. It was named the "Band
One of the most important events of the year was the county
Band Festival held at Vassar in April. Bands representing Caro, Cass
City, Mayville, and Millington were present. A clinic band made up of
selected players from the five bands present was conducted by Dr. Wil-
liam Norton of Flint.
Mr. Maikowski is to be crezlitcd h'ghly in the way he has improv-
cd the technique of the band.
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F. F. A.
Top ROWAR. Grinnell, F. Heindl, G. Glazier.
Second ROWQW. Decoe, N. Trinklein, M. Franko, C. Reif,
B. Taylor, K. Smith, D. Frahm.
Third Row-AJ-Iunkins, C. Roles, M. Ross, O. Beebe, D. German,
A. Reda, E. Dobson, R. Reif.
Bottom Row-G. Bates, C. Frahm, L. Esckelson, S. Opperman,
M. Stange, A. Clazier, Mr. Pemberton.
President Sinclair Opperman
Vice President Lawrence Esckelson
Secretary Melvin Stange
Treasurer Audrey Glazier
Reporter Carl Fiulim
Advisor Mr. Pemberton
The Vassar Chapter organized in the year 1932 with Her-
man Rosencrants as the President. The activities of the organization are
large in number. The "Junior Farmer Week" is the mcst important
and the one most looked forward to. Each year in May all members go
to East Lansing and compete in judging contests. The annual summer
trip is another activity of importance. Trips taken thus far have been to
Traverse City, Houghton Lake, Lake City, and Benton Harbo1'. Estab-
lishment of the Tuscola County F. F. A. was directed and started by the
The annual Community Fair, sponsored by the F. F. A., is usually
held for two days in the latter part cf November. The important com-
mittees of the fair are the Entry, Premium, Program, Advertising, Rules
and Regulations, and Clean-up committees. The General Chairman is
overseer of the various committees.
The annual Parents' Banquet is held in March. It is for the pur-
pose of showing appreciation for the fine cooperation of the parents in
allowing the boys to carry on projects. It also marks the official closing
of the projects for the past year and the beginning of projects for the
The aims of the F. F. A. are to better farming condftions and to
help the farmers of thi: community solve their problems.. It develops
leadership among the boys and teaclzes them cooperation, thrift and re-
The Seco club is the Home Economics club of Vassar High
School. The club was organized in 1935 to stimulate interest in Home
Economics and was under the leadership of Miss Marion Wright.
The State Home Economics Club, in which the Vassar Seco Club is
a member, sponsors a Vocational Camp each summer at Dowling, Michi-
gan. Our club has sent a representative each yea1'. Anna Hohman Went
in 1936 and Rosemary Ellis in 1937.
Several methods of making money have been used for the expense
of this camp. In 1936 the club made recipe books that were collections
of favorite recipes chosen by the club. In 1937, Orange and Black yarn
dolls were made and sold for school emblems. In 1938, candy, hot dogs,
and stationery has been sold.
The theme of the programs for this year has been "Improvement of
the High School Girl". This improvement was brought out in each meet-
ing by speakers or discussion groups. Mrs. Theodore Hoffman spoke on
the "Career of Nursing," Mrs. D. C. Atkins on the "Social Life of the
High School Girl" and Mrs. Merle Giddings on "Personal Improvement."
At Christmas time the enthusiastic club members prepared for the
needy, baskets of food and clothing.
The members also gave a Hobo party of the F. F. A. boys and a
picnic to complete the program.
For next year the club plans to organize a "Big Sister" week for
the new pupils in the High School and looks forward to a bigger and
President Rosemary Ellis
Vice President Marjorie I-Ieindl
Secretary Dorothy Dierck
Treasurer Maxine Esckelson
Advisor Miss Mary Miller
Bottom Row-A. Collis, V. Streeter, A. German, J. Russell,
H. Korthals, M. Esckelson, R. Ellis, M. Heindl, D. Dierck, M. Bader,
M. Houghtaling, F. Pickleman, E. Wells, D. Beach.
Third Row-L. Auernhammer, J. Van Petten, S. Hope, A. Hecht,
M. Jayes, R. Gohsman, F. Russell, N. Anderson, M. Stoley, M. M.
VanPatten, M. Trea, D. Frahm, Miss Miller.
Second Row-M. Shultz, M. Davis, G. Wilcox, D. Freeland,
H. Hope, P. Glady, N. Frost, H. Schack, E. Cheney, L. Enos,
L. Moody, L. Haines, A. Hohman.
Top Row-M. Lewis, J. Lcwis, P. Thompson, R. Bauer, E, Allen,
M. Vande Bunt, B. Baldwin, N. Rigg, C. Johnson, B. Johnson.
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of boys who were interested in short
of what is now Vassar Radio Club.
of 1936 they found that the new science
interested in this branch of science.
Cooperating with him they formed the organization which has been very
active and successful.
Two years ago a number
wave radio formed the nencleus
When school started in the Fall
instructor, M1'. Yonker vias also
The officers for the first year were as follows: President, Floyd
Draper, Vice-president, Clifford Wilkinson, and Glenn Welsh as Secre-
Radio Club owes much of its rapid progress and activeness to a
number of radio dealers of Saginaw who were kind enough to give us a
number of old radio sets for experimental purposes.
A fitting' climax to the first years' work was the initiation of new
members which was held the following spring.
Last fall our members returned to school in high spirits and with
to make the club better than ever before. There were
difficulties of course, one of the greatest was the lack of a proper room
in which to work. VVe succeeded in obtaining a cloak room which fitted
the requirements perfectly. This was immediately transformed into Il
The club has now purchased a professional Hallicrafter Radio Re-
ceiver which has been paid for entfrely by the club members themselves.
The purpose of Radio Club is to work toward obtaining an ama-
teur radio transmitting license. Radio club will always be thankful to
the faculty who patiently refrained from complaining of the odd noise.:
and squeals which at times escapei from the Radio Laboratory.
President Floyd Draper
Vice President Clifford Wilkinson
Secretaiy George Beach
Treasurer Glenn Welsh
Top Row-C.1'loles, C. Trcmonti, M. Stange, W. Blelanski,
Bottom Row-F. Draper, C. Wilkinson, G. Welsh, G. Beach,
J. Inscho, Mr. Yonker.
In the fall of 1938, under the able leadership of Mr. Yonker, the
Vassar Camera Club was organized. This organization is the first of its
kind, in which school students participated in Tuscola County.
The club pin used by thc members the preceeding year was again
adopted. It was a miniature gold graduate, mortar and pestle with V.
C. C. lettered in black.
The purpose of the club is to promote general interest in photo-
graphy, and to acquire knowledge concerning the different phases of
photography by means of experiments, demonstrations and other sources.
The success of the club surpassed everyone's fondest expectations.
The members all cooperated and did their best to make every project,
party, or event the best of its kind.
Through the efforts of Mr. Yonker and the members, the club
now owns most of the necessary equipment for a complete dark room.
Mr. Yonker and the club should be congratulated in the way they work-
ed to make this possible.
An enlarger was donated by Mr. L. Garner which makes further
study in Photography possible. The members all appreciate this dona-
tion and have made good use of it.
They had two skating parties in which the Radio Club also par-
The club participated in the Community Fair. Pictures were
taken both nights of the fair, printed, and developed by the club.
Contests are held at regular intervals during the school year with
prizes awarded the winners.
A group of lectures and lantern slides were secured from the
Eastman Kodak Company by Mr. Yonker. These lectures and slides
were very interesting and educational.
Although over half of the members are graduating, those who
remain and those who join in the fall are eagerly looking forward to
another successful year.
President Audrey Glazier
Vice President Jane Walton
Treasurer Melvin Stunge
Secretary Bernadine Schafer
Top Row-AA. Lambert, E. Tyler, N. Frost, F. Russell, R. Staley.
Bottom Row-T. Hart, J. VValton, M. Stange, A. Glazier, B.
Schafer, Mr. Yonker.
The Vassar Girl Reserves Club was organized October 26, 1937,
under the direction of Miss W'oodman. Before the club was formed
two representatives of the Bay City YWCA talked to a girls' assembly,
explaining the organization of the club, its aims and activities.
As a part of the Young Women's Christian Association, the or-
ganization attempts to develop a spirit of friendliness and cooperation
among the girls. It further attempts to furnish a guidance program for
its members, helping them to find those activities to which they are
The club is divided into four groups, Homemaking, Athletics, Scrib-
blers and Dramatics. Each club member belongs to one of these four
The activities of the club are planned by six committees, namely:
Membership, Finance, Piublic'ty, PrJgram, Social and Service. These
committees are an important part of the organization and should be
commended for their fine work during the past year.
The club held its first Ceremonial meeting on November 15, and
invited the mothers of the girls as guests. In addition to regular busi-
ness meetings, several very enjoyable evening parties have been held.
At Christmas time the club presented 3, number of practical gifts to a
needy family. In February, two representatives of the club, Helen Koral
and Anna German, attended a Girl Reserve State Conference at Grand
The members of the club are looking forward to an improved club
next year and wish to extend a sincere and hearty welcome to all girl:
of the high school who wish to become members.
President Jean Barnes
Vice President Nancy Rigg
Secretary Leah Enos
Treasurer Carolyn Johnson
Top ROWYV. Lambeit, H. Koral, R. Gohsman, J. Lewis, L..
l.Velsh, M. VandcBunt, M. Simpson, A. Hewlett, B. Pierson, L. Gohs-
man, I. Escl'c'son.
Second Row-V. Streeter, M. Jaynes, J. VanPetten, L. Moody,
R. Bauer, C. Bender, R. Schmidt, M. Akins, F. Tanski, C. Bradley,
M. Lewis, Miss Woodman.
Bottom Row-A. Collis, B. Hyslop, D. Frahm, J. Barnes, N.
Rigg, C. Johnson, L. Enos, M. Stoley, H. Meinecke, A. German, H.
Top Row-F. Taylor, W. Allen, V. Lambert, R. Taylor, H. Koral,
A. German, E. Dobson.
Bottom Row-M. Heindl, L. Gohsman, A. Hewlette, D. Oss, F.
Tnnski, E. Allen, D. Beach, Miss Woodman.
President Delphine Oss
Secretary-Treasurer Famelia Tanski
Sponsor Miss Woodman
The Vassar Players, the dramatics club of the high school, is one
of the youngest clubs of the school, having been organized in November
17, of this school year. It had twelve charter members participating in its
organization. The club presented at the Christmas assembly two plays,
"The Last Christmas", and "The Guest at the Inn." It has also sponsored
two one-act plays for the benefit of the Activities Council. These plays
were "Not Quite Such a Goose," and "The Valiant". "The Valiant" was
later presented in an assembly at Cass City where it was well received.
At an assembly in May 9, brief scene entitled "Derelict" was pre-
The last project of the year for the Club was the production of
two plays that were presented at an evening performance for their par-
ents and invited guests. The plays are "The Patchwork Quilt" and "Two
Crooks and a Lady."
The aim of the club is to familiarize the members with the funda-
mental principles of dramatics, to develop and maintain an interest in the
dramatic art, and give actual experience in play-acting and play-mana-
gement of the members.
Any student of Vassar High School is eligible for membership.
D. Evans, I. Braido, Mr. Hamilton, P. Thompson, M, Schultz
The debate team of 1938, d,.Le to the graduation of its former
members, was a team composed of all new members. The question for
debate this year in all the High Schools in Michigan was Resolved:
"That the several states should adopt a unicameral form of legislation."
Vassar, taking the affirmative, won over Flint Bendle and Lapeer by
unanimous decisions. She then debated on the negative side, losing a
two to one decision to Flint Beecher, but winning over Swartz Creek,
thereby making a total of thiiteen points. This put the team in the
elimination series and upheld the record of Winning a wall plaque
every year for the past three years. In addition to a wall plaque for the
school, through the courtesy of the Detroit Free Press, all participants in
elimination debates received a pin or lapel button. The school also gives
a pin to debaters of merit who complete a successful season. Probably
in no year since Mr. Hamilton has been coaching the debating teams of
Vassar have they enjoyed a more complete season of participation. In
addition to the regular league debates, an affirmative and a negative
team were sent to the Fourth Annual Debate Tournament at Flint Cen-
tral High School where Vassar met two Pontiac teams, Grosse Point and
Flint Beecher. About twenty practice debates were also scheduled. The
first elimination debate was held in Vassar with Bad Axe taking the
negative side of the question. Margie Schultz, Pauline Thompson and
Doris Evans represented Vassar and presented a very good affirmative
case, but the Bad Axe team, a group of veterans who had been defeated
by Vassar in 1936 and again in 1937, turned the tables and won by a close
margin. This defeat officially ended the debating season with the excep-
tion of attending the championship debate at Ann Arbor on April 29.
At this time the University of Michigan entertained debaters with a
speech clinic, demonstration debate. Campus tour and baseball game.
Vassar is rapidly gaining a reputation in debating. All this year's de-
baters will be back next year. Watch Vassar in the debating circles for
P 111 Fifty-fmt?
Top Row-H. Korthals, F. Tanski, M. Davis, V. Lambert.
Second Row-Miss Wellemeyer, J. Russell, R. Bauer, M. Vande-
Bunt, B. Pierssn, A. Hewlette, L. Gohsman, M. Harper.
Bottom Row-W. Allen, B. Hyslop, B. Baldwin, C. Whitcomb, R.
Schmidt, D. Caterfield.
The Vassar High School library was completely reorganized th's
year under the competent supervision of Miss Wellemeyer. Book shelves
were entirely rearranged in a definite order. The card index, contain-
ing a filing card for each book in the library was checked thoroughly
so that each book may be accurately recorded when loaned to students.
The library is an essential and extremely important part of the
activities of Vassar High School. Students have come to rely upon the
library as a source of recreational reading as well as reference material
for regular school Work. The staff, although entirely new and inexperi-
enced this year, have succeeded in making the library system very effl-
cient and orderly.
A number of new books were purchased for the library among
which were, "Gone With The Wind", "Yang and Yin", "East Wind - West
Wind", "The Good Earth", 'iLost Horizon" and "Magnificent Obsession".
Many new and interesting books are on the list for next year. Maga-
zines, of particular interest to the extra-curricular activities are also be-
The card catalog, which at present is used only by the library
staff, is to be moved into the general session room Where all students may
use it. Each student in the high school will be taught the essentials of
the filing system so that they will be in a position to use similar systems
in other libraries.
The library staff wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to
their director, Miss Wellemeyer. She has been more than patient with
the stumbling efforts of the staff in attempting to become efficient li-
Top Row-C. Gunnell, T. Slafter, Mr. Brant, S. Opperman, F.
Bottom ROW+D. Evans, C. Whitcomb, L. Smith, B. Schafer, E.
President Leo Smith
Vice-President Sinclair Opperman
Secretary and Treasurer Bernadine Schafer
In order to finance school activities, to create a better school spirit,
to support any project for school improvement, to aid in activities of the
school and to offer suggestions for the betterment of the school, the
Activities Council continued its existence just as enthuslagtically as in
the past years. The members were appointed by the student body as
representatives of the four upper classes, football, basketball, baseball de-
bate teams and band. These reliable and competent members were under
Mr. Brant's able and sympathetic sponsorship. The busfness meetings
were conducted in Mr. BranL's office, from 8 to 8:45 on Tuesday morning
of each week.
Many of this years events will be added to the history of the
council, of which the two most profitable were the engagement of Mar-
quis the Magician and the two one act plays produced by the dramatics
club. The two one act plays were a great success. They were presented
to a large audience on February 18. The Music Department also offer-
ed assistance for this program.
In March, the council sponsored the taking of moving pictures of
school activities. These were later shown publicly in the gymnasium.
The council also accomplished many other successful events. They
had the honor of selecting the assembly committee, of conducting the
Award Assembly, of sponsoring a Hallowe'en Dance and program, and
appointing capable boys to send to the Rotary Club meetings with Mr.
One of the outstanding services of the council has been to pre-
pare a constitution under the leadership of Leo Smith, for a student
booster organization. The constitution has been approved by the council.
In the event it is approved by the s'udent body, one ticket, showing
membership in the organization, will permit participation by the student
in many of the school activities at a real saving in comparison to the
cost in other years.
The council wishes to extend their gratitude and thanks to Mr.
Brant and success to all future council members.
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One of the best ways to judge
the spirit of a school is to see the
cross-section of an assembly. The assembly is the meeting place of the
entire student body and faculty and
it should serve as a socializing unit.
The assembly committee is composed of one member from each
of the four upper grades. These are
The Superintendent and Principal act
On, November 4, the Assembly
on by the Utica Jubilee Singers, four
under the direction of Miss Hare.
as ex-officio members.
Committee sponsored 3 program put
colored men who were very enter-
taining. November 11, Reverend Wood gave a peace talk. November
24, an Intelligence Quiz furnished fun and laughter for the students.
December 23, the last day of school
before Christmas, the committee
arranged for two plays, "The Last Christmas" and "A Night at the Inn"
which were presented by the Vassar
Rounds gave a safety talk. January
Dramatics Club. January 7, Mr.
28, the committee was fortunate to
arrange a talk by a G-Man, Mr. Newman. February 9, Ben East, the
famed photographer showed pictures and talked on his travels around
life of George Washington. March
the students enjoyed a Band Concert
ski, also, the Boys Chorus sang a few
Hudson Bay region. February 23, Judge Crampton told about the
4, Cass City gave a program. This
an exchange program between Vassar and Cass City. March 17,
under the direction of Mr. Maikow-
numbers. April 1, consisted of a 10
minute program from each. class. Other programs which were included
during the year were, a program by
the faculty, one by the organizations
of the school, and others by outside speakers.
The Assembly Committee wishes to thank the entire student body
and the faculty for their co-operation
during the year.
C. Johnson, L, Plumb, Miss Hare, P. Clady, M. Akins.
The Vassar Archery Club, under the supervision of Mr. Hoyt, was
formed January, 1938 and meets each Tuesday and Wednesday during
the activity hour. It followed the Leather-Craft Club of the semester
before, being made up of some of the previous members.
They obtained the material to make their equipment from dues.
Their bows are made of hickory, varying from five feet and a half, to
six feet long. It was a long procefs taking two to three months unless
extra time was spent. The bow string proved a stumbling block to some
since twisting it made it too short. They also made and feathered their
own arrows, using electric toaster wire carrying an electric current to
trim the feather tops.
Archery is an age old hobby as well as a sport which one can
neither outgrow nor forget once he has learned what it has to offer.
The craftsman learns about kinds of woods suitable, the importance of
seasoning and drying as well as the use of tools in shaping the material.
The sportsman learns how to practice alone, live out of doors, yet how
to share with others in competition.
The members can tell you all about William Tell and the King's
Archers while developing that right aim at the same time. Fair weath-
er finds them outside shooting, stormy weather finds them inside shav-
ing. All boys and girls interested in becoming members will be welcom-
ed by the club.
President Harvey Rowland
Secretary-Treasurer Nick Miinlbach
Top Row-W. Bauer, H. Rowland, G. Sevener.
Bottom Row-S. DuBois, N. Miilhbach, M. Seney, N. Roth, Mr.
Top Row-M. Gohsman, N. Andreychuk, G. Catterfield,
T. Wightman, J. Wilczak.
Second Row-K. Bender, G. Chestnut, D. Bodimer, R,
VandeBUnt, D. Miller.
Bottom Row-C. Germaine, N. VanWormer, 'Miss
Cottrell, W. Lambert, D. Vvaterhouse.
GIRLS SERVICE SQUAD
Top Row-M. Mell, N. Frost, L. Snider, Miss Reed, J.
Bates, E. Colosky, J. Sergant.
Bottom Row-G. Stuwe, M. Cfootee, B. Miller, G.
Gleason, L. Roth. R. Koral, E. Wood.
THE SAFETY PATROL
Captain Kenneth Bendeit
Lisutenzints Nick Andreychuli
Sponsor Miss Ethel Cottrell
The Safety Patrol was organized in Vassar in 1936. It was origi-
nally organized in the Detroit Schools in 1916, but has now spread to
nearly every state in the Union.
The Vassar Patrol boys are leaders not only in safety, but in their
studies and deportment. The duty of the Patrol is to caution others in
safe practices and to hold children at cross-walks until they can cross
safely. The captain has charge of the other patrols and sees that they
are on active duty. He sends in a report to the Automobile Club every
month. The safety patrol this year has been distinctly honored by the
award of a safety trophy by the Automobile Club of Michigan.
GIRLS SERVICE SQUAD
Captain Joyce Bates
Lieutenant Lorraine Snidex
Sponsor Miss Florence Reed
The purpose of the Girls' Service Squad is to develop a safety
attitude toward problems of the home and schoil and to nrvakc those
impressions that eventually develop into habits.
The duties of the squad are Wide and varied in scope. Cooperat-
ing with the faculty, the squad is doing excellent workin regulating hall
traffic in the building.
The squad also serves as student ushers for all grade assemblies.
The girls are to be congratulated on their fine service. Their efforts
have aided in the establishment of the fine spirit which is found in the
Vassar Public Schools.
captain Time Out Bottoro Up
Over the Top Intrzlmural Champs Plus! Got It
All Yours Out! Across the Plate
Top Row-W. Reif, J. Hcusted, C. Reif, G. Bates.
Second Row-Mr. Pemberton, M. Stange, S. Opperman, H, Tromb-
ka, W. Freeland, Mr. Wernet.
Third Row-A. Lambert, J. I-Isnsinger, H. Streeter, C. Gunneil,
L. Smith, A. Glazier.
Bottom Row-Earl Bates.
The 1937-38 football season was launched successfully under o.1r
new Coach, Mr. Wernet. The team developed nicely and much credit is
due Mr. Wernet for his fine coaching. The lettermen returning to back-
field positions were Captain Streeter, Smith, Freeland and Honsinger.
Those returning to the line were Opperman and Dafoe. Opperman,
forced to give up most of the season because of a knee operation, re-
turned in time to give a good account of himself in the last two games.
We started the season off by defeating a highly touted Mt. Morris team,
32-13. The next Friday we encountered a heavy Sebewaing team for
our first home appearance, and won a hard-fought game 6-0. We scored
in the third quarter on our favorite play, a pass from Streeter to Dafoe.
The game ended with Sebewaing knocking at our goal line. We received
our first defeat at the hands of Cass City at their field. Although the
game was close for three quarters, we finally lost 27-13. The outstanding
play of the game was Smiths interception of a Cass City pass and 80
yard run for a touchdown.
We took the next three teams in our stride, Marlette, Sandusky,
and Owendale before meeting up with our traditional rival, Caro. The
scores were 13-0, 21-0 and 19-0 rezpectively.
The big game of the season arrived. We played a heavy and
experienced Caro team Nov. 3. Hopes were high, but the Caro power
was too great with the game ending 24-0 in their favor. The ffnal game
of the season resulted in an upset when an inferior Millington team de-
feated an over-confident Vassar team 6-0.
A few final figures show we won 5 games and lost 3. -In league
play we won 3 and lost 3. Although we flnished 4th in the league, we
were in second place two weeks before the finish.
Top RowiJ. Heusted, B. Russell, S. Opperman, G. Bates, Mr.
Bottom Row---H. Streeter, A. Glazier, L. Smith, J. Honsinger,
The 1937-38 basketball squad consisting almost entirely of vete-
rans of the last year, had bright prospects for a strong team. Although
the season was not a spectacular one, the team played good ball through-
out the season and the orange and black supporters may be justly proud
of their record. The team ended the season with two victories each
over Millington, Mayville and Sebewaing, winning once from Cass City,
while losing to Caro twice, Cass City, Marlette, Fairgrove, Sandusky and
Brown City, each once.
One of the best games of the season was played with Cass City
on Vassar's home floor. The game went into an overtime period with
Vassar finally winning out, 20-19.
The Class C and D District Tournament was held at Vassar on
March 3, 4 and 5. The only Class C game held on Thursday night,
March 3, was between North Branch and Vassar. Although we received
plenty of opposition, we defeated them 29-19.
On Friday, the second night of the tournament, Vassar was paired
with Millington, and Fairgrove with Mayville. Although both games
were close, Vassar and Fairgrove emerged the victors and were sched-
uled to fight it out Saturday night with the tournament at stake.
The game between Vassar and Fairgrove was the outstanding
game of the tournament, with both teams fighting for the lead until the
final whistle blew. The game ended in a deadlock 26-26. In the over-
time period, neither team was able to score, although both came close
several times. Officials decided the game by the honor point method.
Vassar was awarded five points for making the greater number of field
goals, while Fairgrove received three points for making the greater per-
centage of foul shots and four points for having the least number of per-
sonal fouls. Thus Fairgrove was awarded the extra point giving them
the game and the tournament.
Top Row-J. Miller, L. Curvin, N. Miihlbach, K. Smith, N.
VandeBunt, M. Seney, J. Titsworth, A- Seymour.
Second Row-Mr. Werent, A. Hunkins, W. Hoover, W. Freeland,
C. Tremonti, A. Glazier, T. Slafter.
Bottom Row-A. Lambert, J.Honsinger, H. Streeter, S. Opper-
man, C. Gunnell, C. Rausch, G. Bates.
The baseball team coached by Edward Wernet played through a
successful season. The squad, that reported for practice late in March
consisted of about thirty-five boys. All of last year's team with the
exception of two were available this year, and with the help of the new
boys the team won their share of the games.
The lettermen from last year's team are Captain Opperman, Free-
land, Hunkins, Lambert, Streeter, Bates, Rausch, Gunnell and Honsinger.
The pitching staff was strong this year consisting of Freeland,
Hunkins and Bates, who also plays in the infield.
The first game of the season was played at Reese, April 14. The
game was close in the first two innings, neither team scoring, but fin-
ally the Vassar boys found their batting eye and drove in thirteen runs.
The game ended thirteen to nothing. Hunkins, our pitcher allowed
Reese only three hits while we collected fifteen.
Sebewaing came to visit us for our first home game and although
we collected seven hits to their three, errors bv the infield resulted in de-
feat. The game ended six to three in their favor.
We next played at Fairgrove and returned home the victors by the
score of nine to two. We were defeated in the next game by Marlette
with a score of six to nothing.
Vassar came through the victors in the Frankenmuth game, which
was played before an exceptionally large crowd, with the score of six
to two. .
Other games played were Caro, May 10, Frankenmuth, May 17,
Cass City, May 20, all of which were played away, and Millington, May
12, and Mayville, May 26, both of which were home games.
The 1937 track season was the most successful one in the past
several years. Coached by Mr. Lloyd Miller, the team won thc County
Track meet, placed a close third in the Upper Thumb, and also placed
in the State and Regional meets.
In the County Meet we received a large number of firsts. The
team took lst, 2nd and 3rd in the 100 and 220 yard dashes, 1st, 3rd
and 4th in the broad jump, lsts in the relay race, 440 yd. run and mile
run and a number of 2nd, 3rd and 4th places in other events. Caesar
Harper, who took three lst and was on the relay team, was one of the
fastest men in the state. In Class C competition in the State Meet, Har-
per took lst in the 220 yd. dash and 2nd in the 100 yd. dash.
The team received two trophies for winning the County track meet r
and relay race.
Although half of last year's championship team were lost by
graduation, the team this year has a good chance and is considered a
serious threat in the Upper Thumb and County track meets.
The lettermen of last year's champions lost by graduation are:
Harper, Tanski, Curvin and Kaspryzk. Bob Dafoe moved to Owen-
dale. The lettermen returning this year are Captain Esckelson, Smith,
Freeland, Taylor and Jaynes.
Added to the group is a fine squad of new boys who promise to
make this year's track team one of the best in the history of the school.
A great deal of credit is due Mr. Miller for his fine coaching and help.
Top Row-L. Esckelson, D. Simpson, M. McIntyre, KL Smith,
II. Hecht, H. Gootee.
Second J"owfR. Russell, W. Freeland, W. Bauer, A. Jaynes, C.
Rausch, Mr. Miller.
Bottom Row-L. Smith, J. Heusted, N. Roth, R. Stoley, F.
Taylor, P. Arndt. '
The second team had a more successful season than did the var-
sity. They began practice several weeks before opening the season with
Millington on our home court. Undefeated in the first two games with
Millington and Fairgrove respectively they were spurred on to re-double
their efforts in the remaining games of which six were played on the
home court. They won ten of their fourteen games, defeating Millington,
Fairgrove, Sandusky and Caro each once and Mayville, Cass City and
Sebewaing, each twice, while losing to Marlette, Millington, Caro and
Brown City each once.
The usual line-up was: Heusted, left-guardg Inscho, right-guard,
Lambert, centerg McIntyre, right-forewardg Tremonti, right-forewardg
Franko, left-forewardg Bauer, left-forewardg and Freeland left-foreward
The most outstanding game near the close of the season was with
Caro on our own court. The hard-fought game resulted in victory. The
closing game of the season was with Brown City, February 22.
The scores for the games played on the home court were: Vassar
12, Millington 105 Vassar 11, Marlette 22, Vassar 10, Cass City 8g Vas-
sar 22, Sebewaing 6, Vassar 12, Millington 13g Vassar 22, Caro 16. Those
played away Were: Vassar 12, Fairgrove 123 Vassar 14, Mayville 10:
Vassar 40, Sebewaing 85 Vassar 23, Caro 263 Vassar 13, Cass City 12:
Vassar 29, Mayville 125 Vassar 15, Sandusky 93 and Vassar 14, Brown
City 223 making a total of two hundred forty-nine for Vassar and one
hundred seventy-six for opponents.
With most of these boys returning for next year's varsity material,
the outlook for 1938-39 is very bright.
Top Row-W. Freeland, M. McIntyre, N. Miihlbach, S. Dutz,
Bottom Row-C. Tremonti, M. Franko, A. Lambert, J. Inscho,
R. Stoley, W. Bauer.
It is the purpose of the athletic department of the Vassar High
School to provide an opportunity for every boy and girl to take part in
some form of athletic activity.
Our intramural program consists of basketball, basketball foul
shooting, volleyball, ping-pong, checkers, softball, tennis, track and
Awards are given to the winning teams or individuals in the dif-
In basketball, volleyball, ping-pong and checkers a practice series
of games is played before the elimination contest takes place.
The indoor intramural program is climaxed by Intramural Play
Night which is held about the end of March. At this time an exhibition
of the work of the various gym classes is given and the finals of all in-
door games are played. This year's winners of the different contests
were: girls' basketball, Seniorsg boys' basketball, Freshmen, ping-pong
for girls, singles, Margaret Akiiisg doubles, Charlotte Whitcomb and
Marion Bader, ping-pong for boys, singles, Conrad Gunnellg doubles,
Grant Bates and Conrad Gunnell. George Edd Sevener of the Fresh-
man class Won the foul shooting contest by making fourteen baskets out
of twenty-five tries. The volleyball was Won by the Junior boys, who
Won all three games played. The boys' checker tournament was Won by
Early in May the school field and track meet is held and the Win-
ners of the different events represent Vassar on its varsity field and track
In softball, tennis, and horseshoes an elimination series is played,
leading up to our school Play-day at the end of the year.
Approximately one-hundred and fifty students have taken part in
the contetsts this year.
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Ceometry Any School Day Carolyn
Up from Below Aud and His Twin WJ
Coach Manual Arts Three Mosquiters "Tommy"
Vassar High School Alumni
A Vassar High School Alumni Association was started a number
of years ago, but there was little activity involved until 1936 when the
association was revived. It was revived in June, 1936 when the class
of 1933 sponsored a banquet for the Alumni. About one hundred grad-
uates of Vassar High School attended and elected officers for the organ-
ization for the coming year. The officers elected were: Shurley Mc-
Intyre, president, Carson Atkins, vice-president, Mrs. Kenneth Priestley,
secretary, Mrs. Wil-iam O'Dell, treasurer.
It was decided at this meeting that each year the Alumni activities
would be climaxed by a dinner dance to be held the first week after
graduation each year, so that the last graduating class could take part.
It was learned at this meeting that members of the class of 1885
had circulated a round robin letter which was circulated between the
ten remaining members of the class. Miss Ella North represented the
oldest class present.
In 1937 about one hundred and fifty graduates attended the ban-
quet and dance which was held in the new auditorium of the Vassar
At this meeting a letter was read which had been received from
Hiram Sturges, now a prominent attorney in Omaha, Nebraska, who is
the only living member of the class of 1907. Miss Ella North again rep-
resented the class of 1873, while Mrs. Ida Wells and Mrs. Lena Wight-
man represented the class of 1884. Officers for the comizg year were
elected as follows: President, Irma Gruber, vice-president, Lewis Garner,
secretary, Gretchen Haines, treasurer, Glenn Miller.
On June 10 of this year, The Alumni Association is again sponsor-
ing its annual banquet and dinner-dance. The Assoc'ation extends a
cordial welcome to all alumni of Vassar Public Schools to attend this
meeting. This will be an opportunity to not only greet old friends, but to
welcome the class of 1938 as well.
The Class of 1938 wishes much success to the Association of which
they will soon become members and sincerely hope that their fine efforts
will continue to make a bigger and better Alumni Organization in the
years to come.
CLASS OF 1871
James A. Smith
F. S. Lewis tdeceasedl
H. A. Sturges, Omaha, Nebraska
CLASS OF 1872
Sabra Sanford QMrs. G. W. Edwards?
Mary Kesler fMrs. J. F. Oliver! fdeceasedp
CLASS OF 1873
Ida Cottrell 6Mrs. Earl Bradleyi Cdeceasedb
Mary Meehan CMrs. J. A. Trotter? ideceasedy
Della Gibson CMrs. W. Kimballl Windham,
Ella North, Vassar
Eliza Dopking KMrs. John Beach?
CLASS OF 1874
Millard Haywood ideceasedl
John J. Carey
CLASS OF 1875
Amelia J. Allen
Joseph Selden Cdeceasedl
Anna C. Harmon fMrs. E. B. Hayes?
CLASS OF 1876
Carrie Carlton 4Mrs. L. Tannery
Jennie Wilson fMrs. Jennie Furmanl ide-
Joseph L. Johnson
CLASS OfF' 1877
May E. Banghart lMrs. John Smithl
Mary McDonald CMrs. Mary Chandlierb
O:-son W. Cooley
Mrs. J. -Elliot
Mary Cooley tdeceased?
Lily C. Brockway iMrs. Lily Hadsall?
Ida Nelson iMrs. I. K. Brown? ideceased?
CLASS OF 1878 AND 1879
CLASS OF 1880
Theda A. Sturgis tMrs. Arthur Welsh? ide-
Lucy M. Wickinson tMrs. Lucy M. Homes?
West Ferndale, Michigan.
CLASS OF 1881
CLASS OF 1882
Anna B. Selden fMrs. Geo. E. Peck? ide-
CLASS OF 1883
Anna Huston iMrs. William J. Spears? ide-
Lizzie Johnson ideceased?
Olie S. Johnson tMrs. Frank G. Collins?
Dora C. Lane 1Mrs. A. A. White?
CLASS OF 1884
Lena Davis tMrs. Lena Wightman? Vassar
Abby Saninders tMrs. Chas. Stone? Clare,
Clyde Stilson, Duluth, Minnesota
Norris Wentworth, Bay City, Mich.
Ida Garner KMrs. Chas. Wells? Vassar
CLASS OF 1885
Nellie N. Johnson CMrs. A. S. Rogers? Vassar
Lizzie Laking Cdeceased?
Will S. White, New York City
Kittie M. Sage iMrs. John Hancock? ide-
CLASS OF 1886
Vinnie Barnum .
Laura A. Moore iMrs. Guy Walter?
John A. Loranger, Caro, Mich.
Anna I. Bergman iMrs. James Thurston?
Gertic M. Miller tMrs. G. H. Moore? ide-
Clara A. Lane tMrs. H. J. Miller? ideceased?
Lizzie E. Thurston iMrs. George Gray? lde-
George W. Walworth Cdeceased?
Chas. L. Brainard, Marquette, Mich.
George C. Tappan
Jessie D. Bullard iMrs. H. B. Lindsley?
CLASS OF 1887
Emma Meehan iMrs. W. H. Engle? Glen-
Sadie Hovey iMrs. William Boardman?
CLASS OF 1888
E. R. Cole
CLASS OF 1889
Will Johnson fdeceased?
Thad S, Lane, Spokane, Washington
Edward S. Reid
CLASS OF 1890
Mazio Brainerd tMrs. Mazie Clark? Hig-
Bert Stevens, Evanston, Ill.
May North, Vassar
Stephen A. Graham, Port Huron, Mich.
Winnifred Manchester 4Mrs. E. B. Long?
Lillian VanSickle 6Mrs. Charles Bradley?
CLASS OF 1891
Metta Gage tMetta Gage Clarke? Vassar
Walter Loranger Cdeceased?
Lelia Vandermark ideceased?
Nettie Wentworth 4Mrs. Thos. Markle?
Cora Lane iMrs. W. B. Chapman?
Ula North, Vassar
Bertha M. Halsay KMrs. Hoxie?
Cora Proctor fdeceased?
CLASS OF 1892
Maude Merrill tMrs. Elmer Pickering? ide-
Mary G. Reid tMrs. Chas. Cane? ldeceased?
Laura Clough 1Mrs. Cyrus Reimer? Grand
S. Budlong CMrs. Douglas DuPexier? ide-
Ailen E. Johnson fdeceased?
Agnes Atkins fMrs. Frank Oakes? Saginaw.
Bertha Schoff CMrs. C. M. Pierce? Vassar
CLASS OF 1893
James Allen, Jackson, Mich.
Harvey Morris ideceased?
Hattie Jackson iMrs. R. T. Kilpatrick?
Herman Curtis fdeceased?
Addie Brainerd CMrs. L. T. Clapp?
Almon Perry, Vassar
CLASS OF 1894
A. Atkins CMrs. S. A. Warner? Vassar
Anna Park fMrs, Chris Buckner? Pontiac,
CLASS OF 1895
Helen Bournes CMrs. Brete Jenkins?
Elgie Dalby, Trenton, Mich.
Julia Varnum iMrs. C. E. Miller? San Diego,
Will Wellemeyer, tdeceased?
Grace Huston iMrs. E. C. Woodruff? Penn-
Lizzie Borland 4Mrs. E. L. Casterton?
Florence Forbes CMrs. Lewis Hnscall? ide-
John Blackmore ideceased?
Rena Furman fMrs. Rena Stephen? Vassar
Mae Wilson iMrs. Mae Musser? Detroit,
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CLASS OF 1896
Lula Blakwell CM'rs. Milo Lamphier!
Margaret Green CMrs. Margaret Staples!
Edith Ellsworth, Detroit, Mich.
Carrie Cowles fMrs. Gordon Leacock! De-
Lettie Whitcomb iMrs. Lettie W. 0'Keefel
East Grand Rapids, Mich. '
Cynthia Caryll CMrs. Jas. W. Lyons!
Guy Ofrmes, Caro, Mich.
CLASS OF 1897
Mayne Atkins fMrs. E. W. Sanford! Mar-
Mary R. Haines fdeceased!
Jennie Dean, LoTing, South China
Clay Harrison Cdeceased!
Bessie Crosby lMrs. Howard Luther! Pon-
Vina Johnson lMrs. T. Sanford! fdeceased!
Maggie Graham CMrs. Fred Taylor!
Jennie Borland lMrs. James Kirk! Vassar
Luther J. Hull, Seattle, Washington
Hattie Fairleigh 4Mrs. Harry Mana!
David Rutherford, Oregon
CLASS OF 1898
Josie Adams CMrs. Louis Hinson!
Ida Root CMrs. Harry B. Sissons! Detroit,
Gertrude Lane fMrs. Frank Sherk! May-
Lulu Graves, fdeceased!
Gertrude Thompkins CMrs. Chas. McKey!
Maude Lake CMrs. Earl Oversmith! ide-
Rachael Borland, Racin, Wisconsin
CLASS OF 1899
Orla H. Baker Cdeceased!
Carrol Forbes, Wahjamega, Mich,
Veva Wilson tMrs. Veva Garner! Detroit,
Jessie Cottrell CMrs. Norman Blaylock!
Mary Wilson fMrs. Erastus Brainerd! Vassar
CLASS OF 1900
Tena Graham iMrs. Earl W. Jones! Flint,
Mattie Kirk fdeceased!
Lena Graves iMrs. Frank Baker! Vassar
Fannie Elliott iMrs. Clayton Stephen!
Kattie Green 4Mrs. Mose Garner! Vassar
Eva Knight 1Mrs. Eva Clark! Vassar
CLASS OF 1901
Louis Ellsworth, Sewickley, Pennsylvania
Harold Gaunt, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Roy Bodimer, Detroit, Mich.
Clayton Stephen Cdeceased!
Grow Schoff, Sugden, Alberta, Canada
Ora Thompson, Decatur, Illinois
Ethel Cottrell, Vassar
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Lew Whitcomb, Vassar
Will Beecher Cdeceased!
Harold Adams, Richmond, Mich.
Earl Oversmith, Denver, Colorado
Helen Heusted iMrs. Harry Cottrell! Vassar
Mary Smith fMrs. David Smith! Vassar
Ola Smith fdeceased!
Ella Bates lMrs. Will Moore! -Wayne, Mich.
CLASS OF 1902
Guy Stark Cdeceased!
Mabel Root, Chicago, Illinois
Edith Garbett, Cleveland, Ohio
Mae Laramie Cdeceased!
Grace Lane fMrs. Howard Smith! Vassar
Maude McComb iMrs. Maude Stilson! Flint,
Roy Brainerd, Detroit, Mich.
Carrie Varnum fMrs. Carrie Johnson!
CLASS OF 1903
John Davies, Saginaw, Mich,
Ruth Trotter tdeceased!
Maude James fMrs. L. A. Janes! Lapeer,
Lena, North 6Mrs. Roy Bodimer! Detroit,
Edna Schoff iMrs. B, J. Greenaugh! East
Orange, New Jersey
CLASS OF 1904
D. C. Atkins, Jr., Vassar
Tom Atkins, Vassar
Beulah Blackmore, Syracuse, New York
Lillian Dean 4Mrs. F. S. Miller! Chungju,
Lawrence B, Ellis, Vassar
Hattie Goodman 1 Mrs. Elmer J. Titsworth!
Alice M. Graves CMrs. O. H. Knight! Vassar
Newell Hill, Birmingham, Mich.
Belle Holiday fMrs. S. T. Shaw!
Melvin Lewis, Vassar
Dora Lockwood fMrs. G. W. Stark!
Chester Owen fdeceased!
Lillias Parker iMrs. Verne Stull! Niehart,
Will J. Ross
Cass Selden, Detroit, Mich.
Ione Swan fMrs. Guy Morgan!
Gibbins Walker, Warren, Illinois
CLASS OF 1905
Stilson R. Ashe, Detroit, Mich.
Effie Brainerd lMrs. Frank Kiltz! Kala-
Isaac Carey, Memphis, Tenn.
Bertha Graves iMrs. Lee Garner! West
Nellie Gunnell, Tacoma, Wash.
Betsy A. Husted, Elkhart, Ind.
Lizzie M. Kirk fMrs. Elizabeth Coates! Flint,
Ruby E. Randall fdeceased!
Florence M. Parker 1Mrs. F. J. Quick?
Hilton B. Richardson ldeceased!
Alice Skelley, Detroit, Mich.
Bessie M. Smith QMrs. Bessie Starkweatherl
Glenn H. Stephen, Flint, Mich.
CLASS OF 1906
Fred Bancroft, Detroit, Mich.
Olive Copp iMrs. Dr. L. D. Harrisonj Flint,
Winifred Higgins QMrs. C. E. Aldrich! Addi-
Lulu LaForge CMrs. Russell Keleyj Engle-
wood, New Jersey
Florence List, Bay City, Mich.
Matilda Norris 1Mrs. M. Hazlewoodl Detroit,
Edna Reid fMrs. John Barnumj Kdeceasedl
Mildred Smith, Vassar
Hazel Spaulding lMrs. Hazel Honsingez-J
Mrs. L. B. Gregory, Jackson, Mich.
CLASS OF 1907
Alta M. Blaylock tMrs. Ora Garner? De-
Lucille Chappell, Vassar
Albert H DeCoe, Detroit, Mich.
Alanson C. Hobart, Rochester, Mich.
Edna Lockwood fMrs. Fred McQuinnJ
Anna K. McClocklln iMrs. W. G. Smithj
Howard Slafter, Tuscola, Mich.
Andis Stilson tMrs. Archie McCloyJ Fair-
Daisy L. Stilson fMrs. Daisy Stilson Barriel
Will T. Wilson, New York City
CLASS OF 1908
Grover Bates, Vassar
Cass M. Cullis, Fayette, Ohio
Lewis Garner, Vassar
Will Goodrich, Diamondale, Mich.
Bessie Lewis QMrs. Bessie Dibblej Lansing,
Mary Lewis Cdeceasedb
Florence Reed, Vassar
Nina Skelley, Vassar
Eva Tibbitts1Mrs, N. Allenl Kingston,
Frank B, Tinglan, Vassar
Joseph Wells, Vassar
CLASS OF 1909
E. Pauline Buck tMrs. T. E. Hoskleyb North-
Arthur McDonald, Detroit, Mich.
John Gunnell, Lansing, Mich.
Harry Laramie, Jackson, Mich.
CLASS OF 1910
Lloyd Ashe, Jackson, Mich.
Maude Ellithrope 4Mrs. Roy Germanl Vas-
Norris E. Grover, East Lansing, Mich.
Ruby A. Hascall tdeceasedl
E. Mabel Higgins .1Mrs. J. T. Brockwayl
Nellie Loss, Flint, Mich.
Bessie Shumway iMrs. Morris Kingl Detroit
Fern Stevenson, Detroit, Mich.
Norman Tibbitts, Pontiac, Mich.
Mary Widden fdeceasedl
CLASS OF 1911
Ceo. W. W. Butcher Kdeceasedj
James B. Caldwell fdeceasedl
Ernest R. Grover ,
Ethel J. Harris Qdeceasedl
Goldie Humes lMrs. Goldie Blumj Saginaw,
Grace James iMrs. Albert Steffensl Vassar
Beulah Logan fMrs. Dr. C. A. Ricej
Earl H. Miller, Vassar
Max G. Richardson, San Diego, Cal.
Gertrude Ross lMrs. T. P. Petersonl Gray-
CLASS OF 1912
Austin Garner, Detroit, Mich.
Pearl Graham, Davison, Mich.
Glenn Gray, Vassar
Mildred Buckle fMrs. Ralph Clarkl
Erma E. Humes tMrs. James S. Porter!
Lyle C. Humes
Edna McComb iMrs. Leo Rosencrants!
Lester Murdick, Port Huron, Mich.
Mona Sergent fMrs. Bert Hungerfordl
Edward Sutherland, Ferndale, Mich,
Samuel Throop, Detroit, Mich.
Davis Wightman, Vassar
CLASS OF 1913
U1-fried Boyd 4Mrs. Lawrence Ellistonl
Highland Park, Mich.
Harry Dean, Detroit, Mich.
Bessie Gray fdeceasedj
Vlfalter Higgins, Saginaw, Mich.
Nina Price iMrs. H. B. McCombl Kalamazoo,
Herman B. McComb, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Gertrude McKenzie lMrs. Myrl Thompson?
Orpha Miller fMrs. Ed. Hascallj Birming-
Frieda Moffat fMrs. James E. Colel Detroit,
Karl Mott ideceasedl
Florence Newton tdeceasedj
Leonard Schupach, Port Huron, Mich.
Hazel Jean Stephen lMrs. Ed. Sutherlandl
Curtis Thompson ldeceasedj
Grace Thurston tMrs. Jos. Wells! Vassar
Meta VanPatten tMrs. Curtis Thompsonfp
Grand Portage, Minnesota
Arthur Wilson, Royal Oak, Mich.
CLASS OF 1914
Freda Andrews fMrs. Gaunty ideceasedb
Arthur Bates, Vassar
Nina Bates fMrs. Don Leachl Flint, Mich.
Lloyd B. Botimer, Vassar
Hazen Dennis, Vassar
Clifford Guyette, East Tawas, Mich.
Florence Hammond fMrs. E. A. Lanel
Margaret Higgins iMrs. Herbert Nelsony
Relva Lennox fMrs, Arthur Bates! Vassar
Isadc-re List, Saginaw, Mich.
Thelma McDonald fMrs. Thelma Rainl
Lester Thompson, Jackson, Mich.
Lulu Williamson CMrs. Frank Seneyj Vassar
Dorothy Worden fMrs. Lloyd Botimerl
CLASS OF 1915
Dorr Gunnell, Lansing, Mich.
Bertha E. Hunt CMrs. Bertha Hunt Frostl
Leroy Lewis, Vassar
Beulah B. Osgerby iMrs. R. Chadwick? De--
Fenton Osgerby Cdeceasedb
Helen B. Shaver
Fred Shumway, Detroit, Mich,
Vila Spencer I
Mrs. Frank Henderson, Standish, Mich.
Howard Shaw, Detroit, Mich.
Mrs. Viola Cooper, Hilman, Mich.
CLASS OF 1916
Helen Shaw, Detroit, Mich.
Mary Bates 4Mrs. LaVon Robinsony Pitts-
Robert Chadwick, Detroit, Mich.
Oneta Currie fMrs. Orville Rothmannl
Ida Lovejoy fMrs. Earl Saffordl Vassar
Jean Butcher CMrs. C. Matthews? Mt.
Clinton Mott, Detroit, Mich.
Neta Whitaker CMrs. Frank McGinnisJ
Mildred Clark 4Mrs. Harold Johnsonb Calc,
CLASS OF 1917
James Daniels, Boston, Mass.
Elizabeth Alexander lMrs. J. Stonerj Sag-
Jennie Greenough fdeceasedj
Edith Gray CMrs. Edith Sawyer? Vassar
Hazel Norris, Detroit, Mich.
Vera Garner CMrs. Wm. Hessb Vassar
Idid Reid fMrs. Lucian Halll Vassar
LaVon Robinson, Pittsburgh, Penn.
CLASS OF 1918
Ruth Allen iMrs. Fred Lambert! Vassar
Shirley Pierce, West Springfield, Mass.
Laperta Ball fMrs. Lavern Ingersolll Royal
Catherine Clark 1Mrs. Rex Gunnellj Vassar
Lois Gray fMrs. Lois Whiteleyl Ajo, Ariz.
Clayton Rutherford ldeceasedj
Flossie Murdick CMrs. Edwin Millerj Ken-
more, New York
Leo Viullemot, Flint, Mich.
Gage Clarke, New York City
William Sutherland, Nicholasville, Kentucky
Doris Dean iMrs. Doris Watersj Monroe,
Maybell Aymer iMrs. Kenneth Barkley!
Iris Sinclair fMrs. Louis Oppermanb Mill-
Margaret Sutherland CMrs. Margaret Wig-
ginb Detroit, Mich.
Mary J. Gunnell, Ventura, California
Gladys Dressander fMrs. Carl Spitlerl
CLASS OF 1919
Lawrence Atkins, Detroit, Mich,
Dana Ellison iMrs. Dana Dowdb Detroit,
Gertrude Schupbach fMrs. Harold F. Elder!
Beatrice Hornung iMrs. Lawrence Simpsonj
Beatrice Aldrich iMrs. Deyo Hainesl Gilford
Clyde Currell, Washington, D, C.
Earl Morgan, Highland Park, Mich.
Glenn Miller, Vassar
Harold Stephen, Royal Oak, Mich.
Laura Kuhnle fMrs. Ed. O'Conner3 Detroit.
Irene Childs iM'rs. James R. Tribbeyj Flint,
Daisv Reid fMrs. Ralph Honsingerl Vassar
Beulah Hess, Vassar
Bernice Gunnell, Northville, Mich.
Dwight Hammond, Vassar
CLASS OF 1920
lloyd Miller, Vassar
Lucille Atkins 4Mrs. Harvey Marshl De-
Ardath Bratt CMrs. Ardath Thompsonj De-
Lewis Birdsall ideceasedb
Della Bogert, Saginaw, Mich.
Paul Stephen fdeceasedy
Mildred McComb CMrs, Mildred Vasoldj De-
Edna Tester QMrs. A. M. Woodheadb Wan-
Russell Lovejoy, Ingram, Wisconsin
Beulah Nickless iMrs. Henry Baumerj De-
Howard Van Petten, Vassar
CLASS OF 1921
John Baker, St. Johns, Mich.
Mazie Dean 1Mrs. Robert Gleasonj Vassar
Carl DeCoe, Flint, Mich.
Martha Dick 1Mrs. Martha McIntyre! De-
Leslie Dcdd, Detroit, Mich.
Cleo Everts, Vassar
Lyndel Frost iMrs. Earl Marsh! Flint, Mich.
Helen Garner iMrs. R. B. March! Grand
Marion Gohsman fMrs. Glenn Gray! Vassar
Benny Greenburg, Los Angeles, California
Herbert Kern, Richville -
Paul Longhurst, Ypsilanti, Mich.
Agne Long, Detroit, Mich.
Mabel Miller lMrs. Raymond Blaylock!
Kenmore, New York
Mildred Parry KMrs. Waldo Proctor! Walled
Mathilda Pecure ideceased!
Inez Parry iMrs. Benny Greenburg! ide-
Doris Pinkerton CMrs. Elwood Bogert! ide-
Viola Renner CMrs. Viola Pabst! Glenside.
George Service, Vassar
George Thurston, Vassar
Lamai Wood, Cadillac, Mich.
Ruth Garner 4Mrs. Pulaski!
CLASS OF 1922
Raymond Blaylock, Kenmore, New York
Doroiha Brainerd QMrs. Ed. Proctor! Col-
Florence Geach iMrs. Lloyd Miller! Vassar
Beatrice Gray lMrs. Ben Terry! Saginaw,
Hildred Hart, Howell, Mich.
Marie Maxwell iMrs. John Newton! Vassar
Lucenia Merrill 4Mrs, Claude Meesham!
Dayton Parry ideceased!
Beulah Dean CMrs. Leon Hall! Vassar
Clarence Greenough, Pontiac, Mich.
Beal Huested, Midland, Mich.
Leona Joslin 1Mrs. Wm. Bell! Vassar
Alice Nickless iMrs. Bob Swartz! Vassar
Wallace Pecure ldeceased!
Howard Pagel, Flint, Mich.
Irvin Pagel, Flint, Mich.
Emmeline Tu.rner CMrs. Harold Frost! Flint,
Irma Vcsold, Lansing, Mich.
Fred Tlnglan, Mayville, Mich.
CLASS OF 1923
Carson Atkins, Vassar
Josephine Banbury CMrs. Wm. Sestack! De-
Aline Brainerd tMrs. Jack Emens! East
Doris Curell iMrs. Doris Piazza! Saginaw,
Mary Hall iMrs. Frank Straub! Bay City,
Lettie Hall QMrs, Vivian Aulbert! Fairgrove
Irvin Hughes, Vassar
Evan Higgins, Flint, Mich.
Bruce Nickless, Flint, Mich.
Wollcott Pierce, Lansing, Mich.
Waldo Proctor, Walled Lake, Mich.
Don Reid, Detroit, Mich.
Gertrude Stephen tMrs. W. K. Mclnally!
James Stephen, Vassar
Coral Craig, Fairgrove, Mich.
Clare Gugel, Vassar
CLASS OF 1924
Julius Barbour, Alma, Mich.
Oratha Bauer CMrs. Ernest Nichols! Vas-
Harold Briggs, Vassar
Blanche Butterfield CMrs, Gerrett Quick!
Hazel Dodd, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Helen Gaunt, Vassar
D. S. Gray, Vassar
Milton Higgins, Lansing, Mich.
Lou Hawley iMrs. Don Reid! Detroit, Mich.
Charles Palmeter, Vassar
Vernon Pierce, Flint, Mich.
Mary Schlict fMrs. Frank Lakinski! Sagi-
Oleta Rutherford, Saginaw, Mich.
Elma Richmond CMrs. Raymond Seabright!
Lucile Simpson tdeceased!
Ruth Stephen CMrs. John DeCoe!
Maxine Varnum fMrs, Henry Gohs! Vassar
Viola Kuhnle iMrs. Viola Hamilton! Detroit,
Nita Willett CMrs. Carl Wolf! Ypsilanti,
Leland Wellemeyer, Vassar
CLASS OF 1925
Bessie Ackerman lMrs. C. E. Whitsitt!
Marine City, Mich.
Ruth Beebe iMrs. Ruth Barton! Davison,
Dorothy Bradley fMrs. Lloyd Botimer! Vas-
Madie Dennis iMrs. Al Davis! Vassar
Laura Fitchett fMrs. Earl Randall! Fair-
Hattie Fuller CMrs. Norman Torrey! Mill-
Agnes Garner CMrs. Myron Eggleston! Tren-
ton, N. J.
Katherine Greenough, Pontiac, Mich.
Gladys Garner fMrs. Dorr Wiltse! Caro,
Mark Gibson, Vassar
Mable Greenough, Pontiac, Mich.
Arthur Gugel, Caro, Mich.
Lillie Hall fMrs. Lawrence Glllman! Vassar
Russell Hughes, Detroit, Mich.
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Baker Humes, Flint, Mich,
Helen Higgins, Vassar
Mildred Hoover iMrs. Erie Freemanj Flint,
Harold Lovejoy, Elkton, Mich.
Ianthe Morse, Reese, Mich.
Elizabeth Varnum fMrs. Floyd Waterman!
Ruth VanPetten CMrs. Alfred Seitzl Sagi-
Ida J. Young iMrs. Alex Menterj Toledo,
Andrew Thompson, Birmingham, Mich,
Irma Gruber, Vassar
CLASS OF 1926
Gordon Giddings, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Bessie Reid, Chicago, Illinois
Elmer Haines, Vassar
Hope Wellemeyer, Vassar
Pauline Curell lMrs. Ivan Sergentl Vassar
Earl Backenstow, Saginaw, Mich.
Eber Baker, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Arthur Beebe Cdeceasedl
Thomas V. Blasius, Vassar
Robert N. Blaylock, Buffalo, New York
Loraine Bogert lMrs. Wm. O'Delll Chicago,
Raymond Briggs, Vassar
Bertha Butterfield lMrs. Willard Phelpsl
Dorr Carr, Vassar
Leota Elliston iMrs. Wesley Mathewsy Vas-
Elsie Findlay CMrs. Elmer Cramer! Reese,
Florence M. Gaunt, Vassar
Harriett Hazlewood, Parkin, Arkansas
Geraldine Higgins, Detroit, Mich.
Ruth Joslin KMrs. Reid Thurston! Caro,
Edwin Kern, Richville, Mich.
Willard Newton, Vassar
Lillian Parry fdeceasedl
Rowland Perry, Vassar
Clara Reynold tMrs. Alva Williamsl Flint,
Lucille Ridgeman tMrs. Floyd Wilkinson!
Francis Robinson, Bay City
Leona Roth, Flint, Mich.
Raymond Simpson, Vassar
Leota Stanton iMrs. Leota Foxl Mayville,
Mildred Taylor CMrs. Clare Stonel Vassar
Reid Thurston, Caro, Mich.
Carl Varnum, Bay City, Mich.
Floyd G. Waterman, Vassar
Raymond Workman, Vassar
CLASS OF 1927
Elsie Abernathy Schlicht, Reese, Mich.
Helen Bates CMrs. Clyde Smithl Dearborn,
Maxine Bens, Vassar
Elizabeth Beebe, Flint, Mich.
Dorothy Barnes iMrs, Merle Ashel Vassar
Ilia Fern Baldridge
Ruth Brainerd iMrs. Clarence Wright! De-
Madoline Briggs iMrs. Floyd Murdickl
Keith Dalby, Vassar
Lee Davies, Detroit, Mich.
Norma Davis, Flint, Mich.
Margaret Gohsman, Goodrich, Mich.
Pearle Louise Gibson
Joseph I-Ielmbold, Vassar
Esther Kobs fMrs. James Dostali Windsor
Theodore Kuhnle, Vassar
Pauline Lambert, Vassar
Wendell Malin, California
Dorothy McGinnis 4Mrs. Dorothy Blake?
Pauline Miller iMrs. Ellsworth Lewisl
Leroy Palmeter, Vassar
Alfred Schluckebier, Richville, Mich.
Irene Schlicht fMrs. Robert Dosserl Mid-
Thelma Servis tMrs. Hilton Kriselerl Vassar
Clinton VanPetten, Reese, Mich,
Ralph VanPetten, Reese, Mich.
Dorothy Vasold, Lansing, Mich.
Edna May Williams iMrs. Kennardl Calif.
Vena L. Willett 4Mrs. Geo. Jacobyl Ide-
Walter C. Dress ldeceasedl
CLASS OF 1928
Harold Ackerman, Clio, Mich,
Leota Keyes iMrs. Leota Botimeri Vassar
Eugene Haskins, Vassar
Mable Sergent iMrs. Mable Gohsmanl Vas-
Clarence Haines, Vassar
Hubert Lewis, Vassar
Ellis Briggs, Vassar
Clyde Masten, Tuscola, Mich.
Newell Hart, Detroit, Mich.
Esther J ex
Winifred Stephen iMrs. Fenton Lossl Vassar
Elizabeth Nagy, Vassar
Helen Miller CMrs. Davis Pike! Fairgrove,
Walter Bradley, Ypsilanti, Mich.
Iilly Krueger, Vassar '
Hortense DeCoe fMrs. Raymond Briggs?
Ernestine Williamson CMrs. Dayton Davisl
Eugene Atkins, Vassar
Lee Taylor, Fairgrove, Mich.
Wilma Land. lMrs. James Hartley? Gray-
Lewis Tinglan, Vassar
Alleyne Aldrich KMrs. Lewis Tlnglanl Vas-
Joseph Young, Fairgrove, Mich.
D. J. G-erstein, Tuscola
Leota Parry, Royal Oak, Mich.
Onalee Kilbourn, Vassar
CLASS OF 1929
Dorothy Murdick iMrs. Austin Stoddard!
George Gaunt, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Louise Cottrell iMrs. Lawrence Heath!
Dorothy Stott QMrs. Clarence Dinsmorel
Laura Davies fMrs. Walter Enos! Vassar
Lorna Gruber tMrs. Ellis Briggs! Vassar
Melvin Stewart, Vassar
Elma Sevener tMrs. Ted Kuhnle! Vassar
Herman Walt, Reese, Mich.
Elsie Allen CMrs. Elsie Orr! Millington,
Gladys Service CMrs. Glenn Roth! Vassar
Bradley Wellemeyer, Vassar
Beatrice Gerstein QAM:-s. DeForrest Dykes!
Ruth Bentley, Detroit, Mich.
Eugene Slafter, Flint, Mich.
Alma Simnson iMrs. Eugene Atkins! Vassar
Mary Jacobus 1Mrs. Leon Meader! Brook-
Harry Hawley, Vassar
Phyllis Garner tMrs. Harry Fitzpatrick!
West Branch, Mich.
Glenn Roth, Vassar
Cora Palmeter fMrs. John McCormick!
Nina Perry, Vassar
Floyd Hoover, Flint, Mich.
CLASS OF 1930
George Henry Atkins, Vassar
Clavton Atkins, Vassar
Birdie Ashe tMrs. Garner Thompson! Vassar
Beatrice Earls iMrs. Harold Blaylock!
Pearl Enos lMrs. Clayton George! Vassar
Clayton George, Vassar
Beulah Enos fMrs. Clare Williams!
Lloyd Coatta, Detroit, Mich.
Virgil Conway, Rose City, Mich.
Waldemar Foess. Vassar
Helen Kriseler CMrs. Bob Dow! Flint, Mich.
Erma Sevener 1Mrs. Harold Kuhnle! Vassar
Gretchen -VanWormer lMrs. Clarence
William Greenberg, Beverley Hills, Calif.
Harold Blaylock, Vassar
Merle Giddings, Vassar
Bernard Bogert, Vassar
Louise Kruger, Birch Run, Mich.
Dorothy Humes 1Mrs. Ernest Buchinger!
Ervin Dean, Millington, Mich.
Harold Palmer, Vassar
Max McComb, Vassar
Florence Johnson, Vassar
Max Harpham, Vassar
Elsie Dalby iMrs. Gus Jarvis! Vassar
Ilene Willett tMrs. Leslie Douglas! Benton
Kenneth Priestley, Vassar
Lila Garner 4Mrs. Bernard Phipps! Otisville
Edward Hart, East Lansing, Mich.
Lawrence Malin, California
Margaret Beecher, Vassar
Bob Blackmore, Vassar
Ione Ashe ideceascd!
CLASS OF 1931
Martha Bauer, Farmington, Mich.
Florence Manthey, Vassar
Irene Stoley fMrs. Claude Empey! Vassar
Raymond Mueller, Reese, Mich.
Louise Knight, Vassar
Olive Davies iMrs. J. Lee Stephen! Vassar
Sarah Thurston lMrs. Kenneth Priestleyl
Clarence Keinath, Reese, Mich.
Elizabeth Walt, Reese, Mich.
Genevieve Kriseler, Wayne Mich.
Irene Wescoat tMrs. Ward Moffatt! Vassar
Arlene Mueller, Saginaw, Mich.
Ardath McCreedy, Detroit, Mich.
Eugene Roth, Richville, Mich.
Marjorie Fitchett tMrs. Russell Raymond!
Big Rapids, Mich.
Mabel Kilbourn, Detroit, Mich.
Norma Garner 4Mrs. Arnold Kingsley!
Verda Barnes CMrs. Glen Muhlenbacher!
Royal Oak, Mich.
Hugh Haskins, Vassar
Gladys Fox 4Mrs. Gerald Benedict! Royal
Margaret Seres, Vassar
Elmer Lewis, Toledo, Ohio
Ray M. Montgomery, Gilford, Mich.
Walter Lee, Vassar
Arnold Kruger, Frankenmuth, Mich.
Frederick W. C. Jones, Wyandotte, Mich.
Vietta Larabie Cdeceased!
Rose Freed, Detroit, Mich.
Hc'cn Henderson iMrs. James Barnes!
Raymond Amberger, Saginaw, Mich.
Madel'ne Haight iMrs. Leon Harphaml
Nada Morse fMrs. Irvin Dahn! Davisburg,
William Lambert, Saginaw, Mich.
CLASS OF 1932
Fvelyn Smith, Oberlin, Ohio
Helen Smith, Mayville, Mich.
Beatrice Tinglan tMrs. Leonard Seecc!
Margaret VandeBunt 1Mrs. Margaret
Rhiness! Flint, Mich.
Arthur Walt, Reese, Mich. .
Irma Battishill CMrs. Frank Piper! Dear-
Clara Bodja, Chicago, Iill.
Max Sevener, Vassar
Carl Schiefer, Vassar
Theo Rosencrants, Vassar
Herman Rosencrants, Vassar
Mary Petoskey CMrs. J. C. Braham! Mill-
Howard Perry, Vassar
Catherine Jex, Vassar
Raymond Keinath, Reese, Mich.
Adolph Korthals, Vassar
Saville Ladner, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Vera McLaughlin iMrs. Vera Henryb Caro
Alta Miller tAlta Miller Hart? Lansing,
Clifford Miner, Vassar
Zelma Hawley, Vassar
Barton Beecher, Vassar
Nelson Hart, Vassar
Gertrude Guest 4Mrs. Marvin Sullivanl
Rose Greenberg tMrs. Rose Kentl Detroit,
L. D. Grainger, Frankenmuth, Mich.
Elston DeCoe, Vassar
Maxine Cutler 6Mrs. Adam Krentzb Detroit,
Wilma Andrews tMrs. Pierce Hiscockl Chi-
cago, Illinois .
Harvey Hornung, Vassar
Alex Andreychuk, Detroit, Mich.
Annie Baranic fMrs. Annie Ellisl Caro.
Ada Barnes iMrs. Max Sevenerb Vassar
Dorothy Boesnecker CMrs. Edwin Kernl
Vvalter Boesenecker, Jr., Vassar
Elmer Bickel, Walkerville, Mich.
Ford Palmeter, Vassar
Kenneth Parry, Pinedale, Wyoming
CLASS OF 1933
Alice Ferry, Vassar
Marvel Wruck fMrs. Chas. Wruckl Saginaw,
Katherine Bradley, Vassar
Cecil VanWormer, Vassar
Chas. Main, Vassar
Laura Hilton, Vassar
Louise Safford, Vassar
Georgina Collis, Vassar
Flora Collis, Vassar
Elmer Fetting, Vassar
Henry Trump, Frankenmuth, Mich.
Robert Kreuger, Frankenmuth, Mich.
Arnold Schultz, Richville, Mich.
Pete Walworth, Vassar
Leonard Gilman, Vassar
Clarence Gugel, Vassar
Haines Dennis, Washington, D. C.
Don Williams, Detroit, Mich.
Ruth Fr-as fMrs. Don Williams! Detroit,
Jeanette VandeBunt, Vassar
Hazel Mead ,tMrs. Clarence Sutherlandl
Wljn. Farnum, Vassar
Frank Taylor, Vassar -
Gertrude Best CMrs. Carson Waterman?
Berton DeCoe, Vassar
Harrv Mueller, Richville, Mich.
Dorothy Service iMrs. Dale Williamsl
Grant lee, Vassar
Virgil Hazlewqod, Vassar
John Gromek, 'Vassar
Roberta Preston CMrs. A. Vosl Vassar
Wayne Roth, Vassar
Peter Fischer, Vassar
Darrol Reynold, Vassar
Carson Brown, Vassar
VVylie Rutherford, Vassar
Peter Stillwill, Vassar
Almeda Beebe, Mayville, Mich.
Marion Thompson CMrs. Marion Hainesl
Dorothy Swartz fMrs. Erhardt Korthalsl
Shurley McIntyre, Vassar
Bessie McIntyre QMrs. Pete Walworthl
Curtis McKenzie, Vassar
Alphirna Gilmore CMrs. Hutchinsonl Pon-
CLASS OF 1934
Lela Miller, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
Victor Cutler, Detroit, Mich.
Norbert Schafer, Vassar
Jean Jacobus, Wheaton, Illinois
Earl Hart, East Lansing, Mich.
Genevieve Taylor, Vassar
Barbara Miihlbach, Detroit, Mich.
Eugene Oss, Vassar
Gertrude Tinglan fMrs. Arthur Heidtl
George Barnes, Jr., Vassar
Elmer Knight, Vassar
Donald Daugherty, Flint
Marguerite Barnes fMrs. Frank Piazzal Vas-
John Lawrence, Vassar
Edward Korthals, Vassar
Donna Bissell CMrs. Clifford Minerl Vassar
Marion Smith, Detroit, Mich,
Kenneth Heindl, Reese, Mich.
Pobert Aldrich, Vassar
Dorothv Titsworth lMrs. Walter Lee?
Ted Andreychuk, Vassar
Waldo Garner, Vassar
Gordon Glazier, Vassar
Carroll Ward, Vassar
Ellen Fox lMrs. Ellen Gilmanl Vassar
Jessie Hilton, Caro, Mich.
Howard Ducker, Caro, Mich.
Anita Wyneken, Richville, Mich.
Omer Miller, Vassar
Raymond Hart, East Lansing, Mich.
Dwight Lewis, Vassar
Blenford Lewis, Vassar
Carl Hoerlein, Richville, Mich.
Jane Ward KMrs. Max McComb? Vassar
Martin O'Brien, Mayville, Mich.
Clifford Dodd, Detroit, Mich.
Mary Fischer 6Mrs. Ted Foote! Midland,
CLASS OF 1935
Eva Hascall, Vassar
Margaret Heusted, Bay City
Opal Dobson iMrs. C-rant Leel Vassar
Lillian Bauer CMrs. Ronald Earlsj Vassar
Paul Willert, Vassar
Leon Swartz, Vassar
June Schlicht, Midland, Mich.
Reuben Keinath, Vassar
Eldon Taylor, Vassar
James Seney, Vassar
Chauncey Furman, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Harry Smith, Saginaw, Mich.
Jean Rutherford, Pennsylvania
Aletha Blake, Vassar
Walter Roles, Tuscola, Mich.
Alvin Frahm, Frankenmuth, Mich.
Ivan Perry, Vassar
James Garner, Vassar
Lewis Garner, Jr., East Lansing, Mich.
Rex Garner, Vassar
Gertrude Worden, Saginaw, Mich,
Helena Muzichuck, Detroit, Mich.
Laperta Baker fMrs. John Schackl Vassar
Carl Safford, Vassar
William Jex, Vassar
James Tanski, Flint, Mich.
Sxlbert Heindl, Reese, Mich.
Maxine Steffens, Vassar
Virgil Jaynes, Vassar
Richard Schafer, Vassar
Mary Beebe, Mayville, Mich.
Gerald O'Brien, Mayville, Mich.
Leroy Houghtaling, Vassar
Marguerite Williamson lMrs. Russell Cur-
Austin Stillwill, Vassar
Rita Sevener tMrs. George Opreaj Vassar
CLASS OF 1936
Mark Halsted, Detroit, Mich.
Betty Lewis, Vassar
Neta DeCoe, Vassar
Beatrice Sevener, Vassar
Bob Jackson, Flint
Harold Roth, Vassar
Norman Stoley, Vassar
Burdeen Rowland, Grosse Pointe, Mich.
Alice Garner, Vassar
Ilis Fox, Vassar
Ravmond Fox, Vassar
Reta Braido, Detroit, Mich.
Bob Bates, East Lansing, Mich.
John Datz, Vassar
Bob Enos, Vassar
Dorothy Hart fMrs. LeRoy Houghtalingl
Lola Hart CMrs. Kenneth Rosencrantsl
I-eona Hoover, Tuscola, Mich, ,
Lloyd Hunkins, Vassar
Hilda Rosencrants, Vassar
Geraldine Lewis, Vassar
Evelyn Collis, Vassar
William Collis, Vassar
Beulah Empey iMrs. Lloyd Coattal Detroit,
James Coloskey, Vassar
Bettv Ann DuBois, Vassar
Allce Blackmore CMrs. Leason Moffatl
Fred Brauer, Vassar
leason Moffat, Vassar
Margaret Fetting lMrs. Stanley Poshl
Bob Gohsman, Vassar
Agnes Blaylock, Detroit, Mich.
Sherman Curell, Vassar
Alden Barnes, Vassar
Maxine Adams, Vassar
Albert Schmidt, Alma, Micn.
Richard Loss. Kalamazoo, Mich.
Ervin Roth, Vassar
George Jex, Vassar
Edna Wyneken, Richville, Mich.
Cleon Hammer, Vassar
Theodore Greenberg, Vassar
Joe Schack, Vassar
Roberta Smith, Vassar
Ruth Wilkinson tMrs. Elmer I-Ieidenburgerl
CLASS OF 1937
Charlotte Draper, Covington, Kentucky
Mary Hunter, Vassar
Ronald Curvin, Vassar
Gertrude German, Vassar
Catherine Milhlbach, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Geraldine Meinecke, Saginaw, Mich.
Robert Reif, Vassar
Inez Williams, California
Alice Roles, Tuscola, Mich,
Ralph Dierck, Vassar
Avis Brauer, Vassar
Lodia Trombka, Vassar
Ravmond Kaspryzk, Vassar
Esther Schafer, Vassar
Genevieve DeCoe, Vassar
Violet Morley, Vassar
Jack Cole, Detroit, Mich.
Claudia Piazza, Caro, Mich.
Marion Lewis, Flint, Mich.
Allan Davis, Vassar
Elinor Miller, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
Maxine Smith. Vassar
Pauline Safford, Vassar
Jane McNeal, Vassar
Arlene Collins, Vassar
Eleanor Jewell, Mayville, Mich.
Jack Stockenauer, Vassar
Allen Petty, Vassar
Erma Bissell, Tuscola, Mich.
Vivian Hullinger, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
Virginia Lou Atkins CM'rs. Andrew Schottl
Bay City, Mich.
Ceasar Harper, Saginaw, Mich.
Constance Joyce, Detroit, Mich,
Beatrice Lane, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
Eleanor Heindl, Big Rapids, Mich.
Mary Esther Brainerd, East Lansing, Mich.
John Tanski, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Compliments of Atkins Funeral Home, George E. Atkins and Clayton L.
Atkins, Vassar, Michigan.
Compliments of Vassar Hotel
Vassar Home Appliance Store, Frigidaires, Philcos and Maytags. Ph. 74.
See Nichols and Barabas for your barber work.
Ernie's and Fay's "Central Barber and Beauty Shop". "It pays to look
Zenith Sales and Service, always a year ahead. Vassar Radio Shop.
Brauers, Tailoring and Dry Cleaning, Phone 88. '
Hart Brothers, Coal, Feed, Grain, Beans, Flour. Phone 72.
W. P. Bauer, Coal, Cement, Bran, Middlings, Bulk Plaster, Lime and
The Great A 8z P Tea. Company, "Where Economy Rules," Harold Braun
Modern Shoe Repair Service, Oscar Curell, 132 Huron Avenue.
Compliments of the State Bank of Vassar.
Instant Electric Shoe Repairing and Harness Shop, Steve Sziber.
Clean Community Recreation, Howard Burlison's Pool Room.
Gugle's Home Bakery, a Square Deal to every Customer.
Art's Barber Shop. "First Class Barbering and Bath."
Dr. W. C. Freeland, Dentist X-Ray.
Compliments of Dr. H. D. Gulliver, Dentist.
Compliments of Schafer's Lunch Room, Near the Foundry.
Dr. Otto Von Renner, M. D., Phone 94.
Florence Anderson's Beauty Shop.
Try Chapman's Lunch, Vassar, Michigan.
McKenzie 8z Bogert, Hi-Speed Products. Vassar, Phone 13-F2.
Compliments of Harry Rowland's Gas: Station, Phone 9286.
The Miller Grain Co., Beans, Lumber, and Coal.
The Vassar Auto Laundry, 105 Cass Avenue, Expert Painters.
A. P. Wruck, Groceries and Meat, Phone 5, 428 Huron Avenue.
Save with Safety at your Rexall Drug Store, E. H. Miller.
Baker Tire and Battery Service, Phone 238, Willard Batteries and Fire-
Tibbits Service Station, Shell Oil products, 327 Main Street.
Wightman's Jewelry Store, Jewelers, Optometrists, next to Post Office.
Compliments of Theodore E. Hoffman, M. D.
Erb's Food Store, "Yours for Friendly Service," Corner Huron and S.
Burrington's Pharmacy on the Corner, Vassar, Michigan. ,
George W. Barnes, Plumbing and Heating, Sheet Metal Work, Electric
work, "A Complete Service."
Freeland Implement Company, Dealers in John Deere Tractors, Phone
43, 113 N. Main Street.
Gamble Stores, the friendly store,, electrical appliances, Hardware, Au-
to Supplies, and Accessories.
Kroger, the Complete Food Market. Glen Roth, Manager.
Central Meat Market, "Home Killed Meats," Phone 20.
Atkins Hardware and Furniture Store, 3rd Generation of Complete Home
DuBois Hardware Store, Phone 89, Vassar, Michigan.
Compliments of L. J. and Gorden's Barber Shop-Vassar.
F. T. Petrequin, Jeweler, Vassar, Michigan, Boys' and Girls' Elgin
Watches for graduation.
Ray Simpson-Quality Meats and Groceries, Phone 25.
Compliments of Grove Brothers 5c to 81.00 Store-Vassar, Michigan.
Diamond's Department Store, Vassar. Complete Stock of Wearing Ap-
parel and Foot Wear.
Crmpliments of Beedle Brothers 5c to 81.00 Store, over 3,000 items to
Ransom S. Park, Cemetery Memorials in Granite and Marble, Vassar.
John C. Nebb, Distributor of White Sta: and Socony Vacuum Products.
Commercial House, "Just Like Home," 515 E. Huron Avenue, A. T.
Schmidt, Vassar, Michigan.
Lee Salvage Co., New and Used Auto Parts. Lemuel Lee, Phone 91.
"Say it With Flowers," C. A. Hawley, Phone 122.
Compliments of C. H. Haines, Dealer of Standard Oil Products.
Pure Oil Service Station, Adam Kralick, Manager, E. Huron and Foun-
dry Road, Vassar.
Visit the Town Clock Cafe for Lunch, Tom Gullifor.
Compliments of Nadiger Brothers, "That Good Gulf Gas," Phone 242.
Pure Oil Service Station and Vassar Villa, Carson Lane, Proprietor.
"Where Welding is not a Sideline," Vassar Welding Works, South Water
Compliments of Dr. C. E. Blossom, D. C.
Compliments of Perry M. Johnson, Funeral Director, 208 Cass Avenue.
Stephen's Dry Goods and 5c to 10c Store. Mrs. M. H. Stephen.
Vassar Dairy, Pasteurized Dairy Products. Phone 6.
Edna's Beauty Shop "Vassar's Oldeit Shop." 278 S. Main Street.
Vassar Electric Service, 215 Goodrich Street, Electric Motor Repairing.
Eaton-Erb Foundry, Division of Eaton Manufacturing Co.
Compliments of Henry Gohs, Recreation.
W. S. Rundell, Attorney at Law, Vassar, Michigan.
Bowl for Your Health at Hill-Top Recreation, Rudy Hildner, Prop.
E. C. Swanson, M. D.
George Reichle. Come in look over our Stock of men's and young men's
Suits. Low Prices.
Doctor Annie S.
Van Patten Green House, Phone 257.
Blackmore, "Your Home Modernizerj' Phone 97.
J. H. Service, Cash Cream Station.
Sales, Chevrolet, Buick and Pontiac, Phone 85, Vassar.
Eaton-Erb Foundry Lunch. Service.
Rundell, 120 S. Main Street.
Smith Bros., "The Theatre Beautiful," Air Conditioning.
Vassar Poultry Plant.
Michigan Mutual Liability Co. Blue Ribbon Automobile Insurance Pol-
icy, Wm. Gruber, Phone 246.
State Savings Bank of Reese, Michigan.
Blue Sunoco Motor Fuel "Top Performance at Regular Prices," Good-
rich St. on M-15.
Janie Lincoln Beantv Shoppe, Freda "Schultz" Nickodemus. Phone 2-
111 Reese. Michigan.
Massols Service Station, Plymouth, Dodge, DeSoto, Crysler and Case Im-
plements. Reese. Michigan.
J. C. Penny Co., Caro. Michigan.
Florence Anderson's Beauty Shop, Offices in State Savings Bank.
Compliments of Frankenmuth Brewing Co., Frankenmuth, Michigan.
Fischer's Hotel, Chicken dinners our specialty. Herman Fischer, Prop.,
Compliments of Zehnder's Hotel, Fred W. Zehnder, Prop., Frankenmuth,
Compliments of Star of the West Milling Co., Frankenmuth, Michigan.
Compliments of Mr. Swartzendruber, "Freezer Fresh Ice Cream," 108
Huron Avenue, Vassar.
R. D. Stacer Sales and Service, Oldsmobile, Dodge, Plymouth, Power
Wrecker. Phone 78.
Perry 8x Stewart, Dealers in Sinclair Gas and Oils. US 15 and 24.
Elmer Weber, Dealer in Lumber, Shingles, Steel Roofing, Mill Work and
Hardware. Phone 115-F-31.
Reese Motor Sales, Authorized Hudson, Terraplane, Willys, and Packard
dealer. Reese, Michigan.
White Motor Sales, Ford Sales and Service. Phone 43, Vassar, Michigan.
Gladys Atkinson Chisholm, Pianist and Teacher, Phone 128, 109 South
Harrison's Food Markets. Our Stores are open evenings for your conven-
ience, Phone 10 at Vassar and 20 at Millington.
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