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Page 29 text:
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.
Page 28 text:
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.
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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
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