Clay High School - Minuteman Yearbook (South Bend, IN)
- Class of 1946
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WASHINGTON - CLAY
As co-editors of this publication we wish to ex-
press our appreciation to those who cooperated 'so
splendidly in making it possible. To Mr. H. Paul
Kelsay, to Mr. Milton Harke, and to the staff mem-
bers a very sincere note of thanks.
We have attempted in this book to give you
more than a plain, unvarnished history of this year
at Washington-Clay High School. We have attempted
rather, to give you some of the spirit, the heart, a
living, breathing part of the Class of 1946.
We submit to you this book. May you be the
judges of this book, the fruit of our labor.
that these honored dead shall not
have died in vain..." .
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I H. Paul Kelsay, Principal ' ,
Row 2: Mr. Eaton,
Mr. Shearer, Mr. Blair,
Mr. Ernst, Mr. Harbaugh
Row 1: Mrs. Harpster,
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1' Mrs. Zeiger,
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We regret that we can not include the pictures of faculty
members Mrs. Olin and Mists Haney. We would have
liked to include them but it was impossible to secure a
picture. We hope that the omission will he pardoned.
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Charles Helmen George Walsh
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Phyllis Galvas Richard Asire
Treasurer Sgt. at Arms '
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CLASS OF '46
We, the class of 1946, well recognized as the most brilliant ever to grace the
halls of Washington-Clay High School began our quest for fame in the latter part of
1943, September to be exact. As freshmen, we excelled in forming plans, few of
which were ever carried past the beginning stages, but served to distinguish our
class as one which was to become famous. Sponsors during our freshman year were
Mr. Harke, Miss Reed, and Miss Johnston. Officers were: Jack Harrison, presidentg
George Walsh, vice-president, Charles Helmen, secretary, and Barbara Sechrist,
Becoming more active in our sophomore year, we sponsored a noon movie, held
a class party, and produced the play of the century, 'Make Room for Rodney."
Sponsors during our sophomore year were Mr. Mark, Mr. Rogers, and Miss Dearing.
Officers were: Marjorie Hosler, president, Clarence Hill, vice-presidentg Anne Green,
secretary, and Betty Lou Brown, treasurer.
Our junior year was begun with the presentation of a dance, 'The Harvest Hop."
Financial matters entered into the picture at this time and we embarked on a maga-
zine subscription campaign with the seniors as opponents. Who were victorious? Why,
the juniors, naturally. In the early part of May we produced our class play, 'june
Mad which will undoubtedly go down into history as the greatest production ever to
grace the stage at Washington-Clay. Taking leading parts in the double cast were
George Walsh and Patricia Romine in one and Charles Strom and Betty Lou Brown
in the other. The junior-Senior Prom was presented May 19 with music by Myron
Walz and his Orchestra. An unforgetable event, it was truly a grand climax to our
junior year. Sponsors during our junior year were Mr. Mark, Mr. Rogers, and Miss
Dearing. Officers were: Marjorie Hosler, presidentg Richard Asire, vice-presidentg
Anne Green, secretary, and Elnora Izdepski, treasurer.
Destined to be the first peace-time graduating class since the spring of 1941 we
entered Washington-Clay for the last time in the fall of 1945. We were now mighty
and brilliant seniors or so we told ourselves. We began the year with the presenta-
tion of the 7th Annual Sweater Hop with Bud Simpson and his Orchestra as music
makers. The sponsors during our senior year were Mr. Rogers and Mrs. Zeiger.
Officers were: Eugene Wilson, president, Charles Helmen, vice-president, George
Walsh, secretary, Phyllis Galvas, treasurerg and Richard Asire, Sgt. at Arms. Donning
our dark glasses at the beginning of the year we sold schedule pencils realizing quite
a profit. Later in the year a carnival was presented under the sponsorhip'of the
P.T.A. and the senior class. April 26 we departed for parts unknown in the annual
skip day. May ,was undoubtedly a climax for our high school career. May 15 we
presented our class play, 'Our Townng May 18 we attended the Iunior-Senior Prom
which featured Bud Simpson, May 24...the night of all nights...finis for the class of
CLASS OF f-47
Standing: Richard Brown, jerry Green
. Seated: Phyllis Kubiak, Alice Kresin
Class officers for this, the junior class are: Alice Kresin, presi-
dentg Jerry Green, vice-president, Phyllis Kubiak, secretaryg and Richard
Brown, treasurer. Sponsors are Mrs. Goheen, Miss Dome, and Miss
Pilsitz. - S
The class was active throughout the year, presenting a dance,
Autumn Serenade, sponsoring the junior-Senior Prom held at the Oliver
Hotel, and participating in a magazine contest.
Representatives from the class on the basketball team were Larry
Heckaman, Harold Asire, Paul Womack, jerry Green, Tom Frasier,
Kenny Butterbaugh, Cecil Bennett, and Richard Brown. The first three
on the varsity, the last five on the Bee team.
Representatives in the National Honor Society were Marian Sones,
Mary Nemeth, Lucille Newman, Philip Claxton, and Elizabeth Lehner.
Q Mary Lou McCormick was one of the three cheerleaders and quite
a few juniors were members of the Booster Club. S l
We are anticipating an even better year as seniors.
3rd Row: Phyllis Bayer, Evelyn
Ebersole, Elizabeth Danielson,
Geraldine Bombrys, Joyce Haskins,
Betty Gray, Mary Droud, Rosalie
2nd Row: Harold Asire, Elmer Gaedtke
Ralph Fowler, Thomas Frasier,
Eugene Forray, Ralph Beverage,
Robert Casper, Mrs. Goheen.
1st Row: Kenneth Butterbaugh, Cecil
Bennett, Ruth Buckland, Alice Kresin,
Anna Jeanne Wertz, Helen Ann Barrett
Doris Badman, Jerry Green, Philip
3rd Row: Ward Miller, Io Anne
Harrison, Lucille Newman, Billie
1ean'Krieghbaum, Francis Lee, Eva I
Holderman, Arthur Read, Wilfred
2nd Row: Robert Barnes, Leonard
Mitchell, Kenneth Todd, William
Hullinger, Fred Ream, Larry
Heckaman, Robert Dunivant, Vernon
Strecki, William Barrett, Blake
1stfRow: Bernard Hacker, Iona
Montague, Ioyce Murphy, Marygrace
Singer, Joan Blair, Doris Sowell,
Phyllis Kubiak, Edith Klopfenstien,
Mona Rice, William Patitucci.
3rd Row: Mary Nemeth, Mildred
Minnis, Marianne Van Es, William
Sherman, James Clauser, Walter
Trowbridge, Richard Brown, Earl
Bailey, Richard Brown.
2nd Row: Miss Pilsitz, Joseph Welling,
Robert Inwood, Richard Scheid,
Archie Cornwell, Robert Struever,
' Glenn Peck, Hugh Masterman.
lst Row: Betty Lehner, Marian Sones,
Evelyn Webber, Mary Sossoman,
Mary Lou McCormick, Marguerite
Barrett, Helen Sowers, Vida June
Miller, Esther McDonald.
CLASS QF '-4 8 n
Standing: I. C. Corley, Francis Claeys
Seated: Jane Huddlestun, Eunice Augh
Officers for the sophomore class were: Frank Claeys, president,
jane Huddlestun, vice-president, Eunice Augh, secretary, and I. C.
Corley, treasurer. Sponsors are Mrs. Barber, Mr. Harbaugh, and Mrs.
The class participated in few activities as a class throughout the
Those from the sophomore class on the basketball teams were
Russell Huss on the varsity and Kenneth Call, Charles McNerney,
William Schlundt, Russell I-losler, Bert Reader, Ralph Thompson, Donald
Cornwell, Harold Webber, and I. C. Corley. Sophomores were also pn
the softball, baseball, and track teams.
A number of sophomore girls were members of the Sub Deb and
G.A.A. Representatives from the sophomore class were also present
on the Student Council, Shop Council, and Booster Club.
We expect a more active year as juniors.
4th Row: Thomas Haney, Gene Dunnick,
J. C. Corley, Francis Claeys, Robert
Landick, Kenneth Call, James Berger,
3rd Row: Verna Bybee, Aaron Hosford,
William Graham, Donald Church,
Gordon Thompson, Charles McNerney,
Richard Ferm, Donald Cornwell, Mary
Alice Wagner, Mrs. Barber.
2nd Row: Beatrice Robinson, Louise
Amato, Norma Hartung, Eunice Augh,
Lois Butterbaugh, Jane- Huddlestun, .
Velma Fowler, Teressa Lucas, June
Lowe, Patricia Shoup. .
1st Row: Kenneth De Prester, Mary Lou
Bonebrake, Flora Armour, Rolland C
Wardlow, Norma Chapman, Patsy
Bates, Edward Kubiak. '
3rd Row: Richard Clauser, Richard
Sausman, Harold Webber, Delmer
O'Dell, Bert Reader, Dale Kreiter,
Loran Miller, Raymond Alford,
2nd Row: Mary Mahler, Nancy Geissel,
Erma Holderman, Francis Leininger,
John Kirkwood, William Schludt, Melvin
Hahn, Russell Huss, Nancy Barrett,
Martha Virgil, Mr. Harbaugh.
lst Row: Jean Grabowski, Shirley
Hinchy, Lorraine Kubiak, Theresa
Stopinski, Shirley Hibschman, Mary
Lou Haskins, Betty Lou De Meyer,
Dolores Konow, Regina Ivory, Phyllis
Rinearson, Marjorie Schrader.
3 rd Row: Shirley Schneck, Rita Falk,
Rose Schiller, Patricia May, Mary'
Kohli, Lucille Handley, Mrs. Sarah
2nd Row: Eugene Sowell, Glen Swift,
Russell Hosler, Gordon Heideman,
Richard Adams,' Ralph Thompson,
John Thompson, Edward Finken-
binder, Cecil Hodgson.
lst Row: Richard Ault, Mary Reed,
Betty Branstetter, Jacqulyne
Forsythe, Delores Tschida,
Juanita Beach, Billie Jean Mac
Intyre, Joyce Amundson, Anita
CLASS QF' '-49
jerry Wilder, James Brown, Janet
Chapman, Dwight Smith
Officers for the freshman class were: Ianet Chapman, president,
Ierry Wilder, vice-presidentg Dwight Smith, secretary, and James Brown,
treasurer. Sponsors are Mr. Ernst, Mrs. Strickler, and Miss Matthews.
The class did not take part in many activities throughout the year.
A class party was held early in November and that practically termi-
nated our activities as a class.
James Brown was the only freshman playing on the Bee team.
Several freshmen, however, were members of the track and baseball
A number of freshmen are members of the Booster Club and Band.
Freshmen are also respresented in the Student Council, Shop Council and
other organizations. Freshmen girls are members of the Girls Athletic
We are looking forward to a more active year as sophomores.
4th Row: Leatrice Sheiber, Margaret
Zoller, Jo Anne Jackson, Janice
Reed, Shirley Holmes, Ruth Schultz
Rita Crleder, Alice Troeger,Marie
Van Es, Catherine Cline, Joyce
Shock, Ruth Spitler, Betty Shaffer.
3rd Row: Dale Walsh, Jerry Wilder,
Earl McDonald, Donald Thomas,
William Garden, Ronald De Armon,
Marritt Walder, Richard Head, Roy
Jones, Walter Rose, Arthur
Hartsough, Mr. Holton.,
2nd Row: Shirley Patzel, Laura
Simpson, Leona Pearson, Dolores
Snow, Treva Smith, Malvern Smith,
Norma Sailers, Gwen Wensel,
Jennie Lee Romine, Eva Weinhold,
Barbara Van Dyke.
lst Row: Eugene Penrose, Arthur
Smith, John Kelly, Robert Beyerle,
James York, Charles Smith, Ken-
neth Steele, Jerry Strecki.
3rd Row: Retha Penrose, Carolyn
Beveridge, Hilda Roberts, Dorothy
Blakeman, Mary Lou Vognar,
Margie Thompson, Anna Toth,
Duane Clobridge, Mary Ann
Lamson, Imogene Zimmerman,
Eileen Gore, Frances Hoyt,
2nd Row: Jane Danielson, Dolores
Molnar, Lelah Dale, Dolores
Singleton, Chester Donath, James
Fox, Donald Brown, Philip Dehne,
Raymond Dolph, Adrian Wiggins,
James Brown, Raymond Johnson,
1st Row: Janet Chapman, Jacqueline
Brunson, Jean Brerois, Theresa
Jones, Charlotte Claxton, Rose-
marie Haney, Norma Hills, Lois
Schied, Nancy Harrison, Lois
Voss, Harold Bloom, Charles
3 rd Row: Richard Nelson, Melvin
Kulwicki, Ellen Matson, Leonard
Bulyalski, Mary Dunlvant, Richard '
Miller, Verla Berends, Bea Marie
Filar, Beverly Dawson, Lola Besse,
Dorothy Harris, Gloria Lewis
2nd Row: Dona Howard, DwlghtSmlth,
Sam Mirkin, Louis Lanthiezg Rolland
Hoffman, Richard Van Lue,John
Bulyalskl, Bruce Searle, Leon
Vandygriff, Robert Van Lue, Eugene
Lanthier, Joseclyin Johnson, Miss
lst Row: AnthonyVan Es, Robert Leeds,
Jean Wynn, Jeanette Harbaugh, Sally
Mowers, Ronald Logan, Helen Mc
Millen, Elaine Plew, Jack Blanken-
baker, Joan Rose, Mary Syson,
CLASS QF '50
4th Row: Beatrice Sowers, Marilyn
Sellers, Marie Roempagel, Catherine
Shearman, Kathryn Troeger, Norma
Jean Thompson, Rosemary Ray,
Jacqueline Sharum, Patricia Touhey,
3rd Row: Mrs. Olin, Betty Solbrig,
Frederick Walton, George Summers,
Richard Walker, Leo Sebelski, Robert
Sherland, Robert Roden, Douglas Wolf,
Gerald Snyder, Constance Worthen.
2nd Row: Jean Salsbury, Caroline
Squint, Rachel Rose, Bonnie VanDusen,
Anne Welch, Richard Wisner, Ora
Riggle, Wayne Van Lue, Herman Reed,
lst Row: Robie Roy Sailers, Cornelia
Van Es, Stanley Romak, Jack Ryan.
3rd Row: Janis Myer, Marie Katona,
Joyce Kane, Beverly Martin, June
Norblad, Caroline Patterson, Charles
Lavis, Roger Moore, Mina Jarvis,
Mary Jane Matela.
2nd Row: Mr. Taylor, Jesse O'Donnell, J
Dorothy Blanchard, Norman Nelson,
William Newman, Robert Mead, Clif-
ford Lerum, Robert Liggett, Harold
Likes, Alvin Miltenburger.
lst Row: Joyce Kuespert, Robert Mc
Millen, Ronald Jaicomo, Ann Kreps,
Eva Mae Matson, Mary June O'Dell,
Bonnie Lou Nufer, Julius Karros,
Alvadine Miltenburger, John Morris.
4th Row: Ruth Jones, Delores Woodcox,
Mildred Ault, Mildred Grabowski,
Yvonne Eckert, Martha Singer, Martha
Badman, Dorothy Dockery.
3rd Row: Benjamin Gant, Donald
Ansbaugh, Jerry Burke, James Grau, ,
August Bultinck, Lester Gustafson,
Jack Arnold, Allen Brown, Mr.Shearer.
2nd Row: June Hestad, Phyllis Corle,- l
Clara Bultinck, Mildred Harthbarger,
Raymond Baker, David Clinger, Keith
Handley, Jack Brady, William Stitt,
Barbara Howard, Marilyn Barnhart.
1st Row: Howard Worthen, Charles
Beaver, William Hoel, James Haney, 1
Robert Huddlestun, Francis Grinert,
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3rd Row: Arlon Ault, lack Hinchy,
Michael Finneran, Howard Bashore,
Delmar Kizer, Larry Kreighbaum,
Edmund McFadden, George Fedler,
WilliamBradburn, Leslie Leason.
2nd Row: Mrs. Hammond, Virginia
Izdepski, James Brown, Deloise
Dolph, Richard Dawson, Nicetta
Marshall, Rosemary Lavis, Betty
Fisk, Eleanor Bowers, Rosemary
lst Row: Kathryn De Preister,Shirley
Clobridge, Doris Dahl, Leona
Berends, Gertrude Gallas, Patricia
Danielson, Carol Cameron, Phyllis
Blair, Katherine Crawford, Patricia
Dawson, Edna Branstetter, Mary
Harrison, Janice Hartung.
4th Row: Kenneth Vandergriff, Thomas
Van Lue, Phyllis Strunk, Jack Stone,
Donald Schlundt, Norma Jean Stewart,
Ralph Newman, Ronald Mead, Kenneth
Rose, Leo Tam.
3rd Row: Walter Taberski, Raymond
Rose, David Uselton, Vesta Petrie,
Vera Mae Struever, Margaret Pugh,
Marlene Thompson, Dorothy Sebelski,
Betty jane Pelchelco.
2nd Row: Raymond Shoup, GrantMursch,
Jack Sherwood, George Nyceges, Ray-
mond Ritter, Violet Sims, Delores
Vehel, Iohn Neber, Shirley VanDusen,
lst Row: Robert Shaffer, Richard Ryan,
Robert Seifer, John Schrader.
CLASS QF '52 l
3rd Row: lack Walton, Donald Root,
Virginia Syson, Ricky Waldron,
Shirley Nyerges, Lee RoyBennett,
Lynn Nemeth, Carol Leason,
Donald Harky, Norman Wynn.
2nd Row: Courtlyn Miles, Ruth
Ellen Walsh, Patricia Morse,
Louise Coyle, William Bradshaw,
Susan Roden, Barbara Hickman,
Carolyn Klinker, Beverly Shindle-
decker, Miss Haney.
lst Row: Larry Bergt, Betty Strunk,
David Blackburn, James Wenzel,
Carolyn Harrison, Jack Richardson
Patrick Greene, Donna Tooper,
Kathleen Haskins, Jeanette Gallas,
3rd Row: John Jones, Dale Stout,
Dwain Spencer, Floyd Ebersole,
Kenneth Wisler, Carl Austin,
Larry Dershem, Keith Stone.
2nd Row: Mrs. Pearson, Mary
Alward, -Mary Lou Morehouse,
Dorothy Thomson, Wanda
Stricher, Arthur Deeds, Betty
Pugh, Lois lean Langley, Eldean
Rupley, Jerry Miller.
lst Row: Nancy Gollnick, Donna
Sausman, Peggy Schulp, Maejil
Carter, Maxine Bognar, Doris
Dawson, Marilyn Smith, Charles
Nelson, Dale Frash, Robert
Cooper, Gordon Langner, Kenneth
Coaches Hershel Eaton and Hubert Blair
Washington-Clay's athletic department headed by Herschel Eaton and Huh ert
Blair has .formulated three definite goals for its athletic program. They are: to aid
physical and mental developmentg to cultivate sportsmanshipg and to provide an organ
ized system of recreation. To achieve these goals, an extensive intermural and intra-
mural program was established offering an opportunity to participate in athletics to a
large number of students. Aiding this program is the physical education department
which offers an identical program to those who are unable to participate in either the
intermural or intramural programs. This program has thus far proved most success-
ful and should continue to aid students in the future.
The trophy case reminiscent of past and present conquests T
.VAR SITY BA SKE'I'BALL
3rd Row: jerry Haney
2nd Row: Paul Womack, Larry Heckaman, Russell Huss
1st Row: Dick Asire, George Walsh, Harold Asire
Washington-Clay's Colonials experienced a disappointing season
in 1946. Hot on one occasion, they toppled some of the most formid-
able opponents. Cold on another occasion, they were upset by some
, of the conference's weaker teams. The complete record lists eight
' victories and ten defeats. All eight victories were scored over con-
ference opponents while six defeats were dealt by non conference
The varsity consisted of veterans Larry Heckaman, Paul Womack,
jerry Haney, Dick Asire, Harold Asire, George Walsh, and newcomer
Russell Huss, a Bee team mem-
' ber as of last season.
Alternates on the varsity
were Richard Brown, Kenny
Butterbaugh, Bert Reader, Don
Cornwell, Kenny Call, and Ralph
Thompson, all members of the
Bee squad. h
Russell Hiiss led scorers
with Dick Asire second and
Larry Heckaman third.
Coach I-lershel Eaton C aptain Larry Heckaman
Russell Huss, 2
Russell Huss, ,
als opened their 1945-46 quest
for hardwood honors with a
hard fought 24-22 victory over
New Car1isle's Carl Zahl 8iCo.
on the latters floor. Defeats
by Woodrow Wilson's Presi-
dents, 42-41 and John Adams'
Eagles 36-24 followed before
the Colonials scored 'another
win, this time at the expense
of Madison's Panther 46-37
in a contest which saw fifty
two fouls called by a whistle
happy official and five Colon-
ials in the showers via the
foul route. Concord's Min-
utemen triumphed 45-36 the
following weekend after Lake-
ville's Trojans had rolled
over the Colonials in a last
second finish 33-31. The
Colonials traveled to Walker-
ton trimming the Indians 41-
43 and followed it with a 41-
37 victory over North Libertys
Shamrocks for victory num-
ber 4. New Carlisle s Tigers
returned to the Clay hard-
wood for a return engage-
ment and went home with a
one point verdict 28-27 after
Carl Zahl's free throw with
ten seconds remaining., Wash-
ington of South Bend eliminated
the Colonials 44-41 in a non-
conference battle. After which
Roosevelt's Panthers capital-
ized on heighth and scored a
27-21 victory. Wakarusa
scored a 37-35 victory fol-
lowed by a record breaking
77-30 victory over Niles'
Vikings. Two baskets in the
closing minutes defeated
Madison 34-31 after which,
Woodrow Wilson outshot the
Colonials to a 36-30 victory.
After defeating North Liberty
41-32 the Colonials lost to
Central Catholic's Indians
33-32. The season was
climaxed by a victory over
Lakeville's Trojans who
possessed the county's rov-'
ing trophy, which incidentally
now rests at Washington-Clay.
3rd Row: Russell Huss, Melvin Swift, Loran Miller, Bert
Reader, Ralph Thompson.
2nd Row: Paul Womack, Richard Brown, jack Harrison,
Harold Asire, Larry Heckaman.
lst Row: Richard Asire, George Walsh, Kenneth Call,
Kenneth Butterbaugh, Charles McNerney. 5
Washington-Clay resumed competition
in conferencecircles this year after a
three year absence from county diamonds.
The season was successful, listing defeats
from only Greene's Bulldogs and the Tigers
of New Carlisle. Victories were gained
through the cooperation of Madison's Pan-
thers, North Llbex-ty's Shamrocks, Woodrow
Wilson's Presidents, Walkerton's Indians,
and the Trojans of Lakeville. The Colonials
were characterized by sharp fielding and
sharper hitting, repeatedly breaking up
games with a barrage of solid base hits.
Retiring members of the team are seniors
Dick Asire and Jack Harrison.
The Claymen opened the season with a
12-10 victory over Woodrow Wilson. All
twelve runs were scored in the opening
innings, the Presidents accumulating theirs
the hard way. A four base hit by Asire
with two on accounted for a 5-4 victory
over Walkerton. Lakeville contributed
next a 6-0 defeat but New Carlisle spoiled
the picnic the following evening 3-2 in
seven innings. It took extra innings be-
fore Madison capitulated 11-8 on the'Madi-
son field. Greene, capitalizing on walks,
defeated the Colonials 10-6. The Coloni-
als closed the season with North Liberty
as the obliging victim 18-1.
The Colonials finished second in the
conference, one game behind the leading
New Carlisle Tigers. Finishing in third
place were Madison's Panthers.
5th Row: 1. C. Corley, Melvin Kulwicki, Raymond johnson, Eugene Lanthier,
Francis Claeys, Thomas Haney.
4th Row: Rolland Hoffman, William Schlundt, Dwight Smith, Richard Nelson, jack
Blankenbaker, Donald Nufer, Donald Cornwell, john Thompson, Russell Hosler.
3rd Row: Thomas Frasier, Casimir Bernackl,Richard Asire, Paul Womack, Richard
Ferm, Robert Struever, Clarence Hill.
2nd Row: Russell Huss, Loran Miller, Cecil Bennett, Larry Heckaman, Kenneth X
Butterbaugh, Jerry Green, Richard Schied, Arthur Reed. i
1st Row: Charles McNerney, Kenneth Call.
Baseball is in its second year as an organized sport at Washington-
Clay. Over thirty boys reported for preliminary practices, among them
seven lettermen from the previous year's squad which won three and
lost five.. The season opened April 4 and continued through the latter -
part of May during which both conference and non-conference opponents
were met. The schedule included contests with Woodrow Wilson, Buchanan,
Central Catholic, Laporte, and Middlebury.
Baseball is in its infancy at Washington-Clay and therefore the teams
should eventually leave their mark in both county and city competition in
4 th Row: Blake Hinton, Rolland Hoffman, Harold Asire, Ralph Fowler, Paul
Womack, Jack Harrison, Richard Asire,
3rd Row: Bruce Searle, Dwight Smith, Robert Leeds, Ralph Thompson, Richard
Miller, james Fox, jerry Wilder, jack Blankenbaker. X
2nd Row: Donald Cornwell, Leon Vandygriff, Louis Lanthier, Wilton Besemer,
Donald Nufer, Jack Rager, Richard Ault, Melvin Swift, James Brown.
lst Row: Casimir Bernacki, Kenneth Call, Richard Brown, Robert Struever,
Glen Swift, Richard Ferm, William Schlundt, Robert Landick, Sam Mirkin.
Track has been an organized sport at Washington-Clay for over
fifteen years. During this period. consistently strong teams that ranked
with the best have been produced. Colonial track teams have dominated
the conference for the last five years capturing the track championship
with clocklike regularity. Over twenty-five boys reported for practice
at the opening of the season, ten of whom were monogram winners last
year. The track season began April 18 continuing through May and in-
cluding opponents such as Mishawaka, Central, Adams, Niles, Riley, and
the eight conference opponents, Madison, Greene, New Carlisle, Woodrow
Wilson, Walkerton, Lakeville, and North Liberty. Included in the schedule
was a date at the sectional meet held in the latter part of May at School
A well balanced squad will remain for next year's competition so
Washington-Clay should be well represented in St. Joseph County track .
BEE BASKETBALL 2
2nd Row: Russell Hosler, Jerry Green, Cecil Bennett, Bert Reader, Ralph
Thompson, Donald Cornwell, Harold Webber, I. C. Corley. 2
1st Row: William Schlundt, Kenneth Butterbaugh, Thomas Frasier, Kenneth
Call, Charles McNerney, james Brown.
Bee teamers practice the valuable
art of rebounding
The Colonial Bee team, coached by Hubert Blair, had a suc-
cessful season winning eleven contests while losing seven. The
true strength of the team cannot be estimated by -a mere won and
lost record since four of the seven losses were by one point while
all of the victories were by fairly substantial margins. Leading
scorers for the Bee team were Kemiy Call, who established a new
record for Bee team play with 28 points in a single contest, and
Don Cornwell. Other outstanding players were Bert
Reader, 1. C. Corley, Ralph Thompson, Richard Brown,
lim Brown, Tom Frasier, and Harold Webber. The
complete seasons record was as follows:
Washington-C lay New Carlisle 26 ,
Washington-C lay Woodrow Wilson
Washington-Clay John Adams
Washington-C lay Madison L
Washington-C lay Concord
Washington-C lay Lakeville
Washington-C lay Walkerton
Washington-C lay North Liberty
Washington-C lay New Carlisle
Washington-C lay Roosevelt
Washington-C lay Washington
Washington-C lay Wakarusa
Washington-C lay Niles
Washington-C lay Madison
Washington-C lay r Woodrow Wilson
Washington-C lay North Liberty
Washington-Clay Central Catholic
Washington-C lay Lakeville
2nd Row: I. C. Corley, Ralph Thompson, Russell Hosler,
Charles McNerney, Harold Webber, Bert Reader,Eugene
lst Row: Donald Cornwall, Coach Edward Kubiak, Russell
Huss, Kenneth Call, Thomas Haney.
The second interclass basketball
tournament was held March 13 and
14 at Washington-Clay. The sopho-
mores dominated play throughout
defeating the seniors in the final
game 48-42. The sophomores,
utilizing the fast break, outscored
the seniors in the opening half 35-
20. They retained their lead until
a torrid fourth quarter in which the
senior offense showed its first signs
of moving only to be halted by the
final gun. The seniors were unable
to halt the sophomore fast break
Walsh of seniors
1245 look on.'
Centers which scored with regularity and un-
Haney and doubtedly brought about the victory.
Thompson In ,preliminary games the sopho-
open second mores eliminated the freshmen 40-16
half hostili- after 'a low scoring first half which
ties. saw the freshmen build up a 10-1
lead in the early minutes of the game
only to falter and break as the game
progressed. The seniors dominated
play throughout the game against the
juniors building up an early lead and
This is the second year that the
tournament has been held at Washing-
ton-Clay. The sophomores led by
high scoring forward, Harold Heeter,
defeated the juniors last year after an
overtime battle. In preliminary game
the sophomores defeated the freshme
and the juniors defeated the seniors.
, . .
Mary Lou McCormick, Bernice McCormick
G. A. A. f , H J y
4th Row: Mary Sossoman, Phyllis Galvas, Mary Rose Patitucci, Alwilda Morehouse,
Hazel Myers, Patricia Shoup, June Lowe, Gerry Bombrys, Jo Anne Harrison,
Marjorie Schrader, Phyllis Rinearson, Bea Marie Filar.
3rd Row: Evelyn Webber, Vida June Miller, Marianne Van Es, Marygrace Singer,
Joyce Haskins, Nancy Barrett, Patricia May, Jennie Lee Romine, Dorothy Harris,
Miss Mathews. 1 J
2nd Row: Mary Ann Lamson, Mary Lou Haskins, Janet Chapman, Nancy Harrison,
Helen Sowers, Velma Fowler, Eunice Augh, Norma Hartung, Jeanette Harbaugh,
lst Row: Norma Hills, Beatrice Robinson, Betty Branstetter, Janet Chapman,
Mardella Tebo, Mary Reed, Theresa Jones, Mary Lou Bonebrake.
The Gir1's Athletic Association experienced another successful year '
in 1946 under the excellent direction of Miss Mathews. Membership is
open to all high school girls interested in the different phases of
Officers for the current year were: Mary Rose Patitucci, presi-
dentg Helen Ann Barrett, vice-presidentg Norma Hartung, 'secretary-
treasurerg and Velma Fowler manager of sports.
Different activities are participated in throughout the year accord-
ing to a set schedule. They include baseball, basketball, volleyball, soft-
ball, and last but not least dancing. The G.A.A. participated in several
Play Days with other county' schools including Madison and New Carlisle.
The G.A.A. is looking forward to another successful year in 1947 J
and expects to increase its membership.
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M IN U T E ' M E N
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3rd Row: james Cinninger, Harold Seggerman, Jerry
Haney, Fay Dovenmuehle, Charles Helmen.
2nd Row: Robert Thomas, Mr. Hershel Eaton, Charles
Strom, George Walsh.
lst Row: Eugene Wilson, Richard Asire.
The Minuteman Club of
Washington-Clay was organized n
in 1942 chiefly to improve the
athletic spirit at Washington-
The sponsor at the present
time is Mr. Hershel Eaton.
Officers are: Richard Asire, l
Hsu-e, presidentg George Walsh, vice-
Chard president, and Eugene Wilson,
Xeon, YJ secretary-treasur er. l
Membership in the club is
restricted to seniors, ten of l
whom are selected from appli- E
cant by retiring members of
2nd Row: Donald Nufer, james Moore, Noel Wiggins,
Russell Snyder, Robert Bauer, Howard Post,
lst Row: Robert Von Bergen, Jack Rager, Wilton
The Rascals Club of
Washington-Clay is the
school's newest organization
being founded in 1945 to
support athletics at Washing
The sponsor is Mr.
Townsend Taylor. Officers
are: Wilton Besemerypresi-
dentg Donald Nufer, vice-
presidentg and Leonard
L60 on Be
Peterson, secretary-treasur eger 1 MI,
er. 8011, D' Tay!
Membership in the club 011-91,1 13"
is restricted to seniors who life,-
are selected from applicants
by the retiring members of
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are Secxfw Beam
Kem wa. YS, pb?
3rd Row: Lorraine Kubiak, Jane Huddlestun, Velma
Fowler, Bernic McCormick, Anne Green, Lois
Butterbaugh, June Lowe, Norma Hartung.
2nd Row: Dona Holderman, Gerry Bombrys,'Billie
Jean Lowe, Patricia Blackburn, Alice Kresin, Mildred
Minnis, Phyllis Rinearson.
lst Row: Doris Sowell, Phyllis Kubiak, Marguerite
Barrett, Mrs. Barber, Helen Sowers, Mary Lou
McCormick, Barbara Sechrist. -
The L. I. F. Sub Deb of
Washington-Clay is part of
a national organization de-
voted to the improvement
of school conditions.
The sponsor at the pres-
ent time is Mrs. Barber.
Officers are: Barbara
Sechrist, presidentg Gerry
Phyllis Kubiak, secretary,
and Marguerite Barrett, '
Members of the Sub Deb
are selected annually with
twenty-five as the maximum
2 nd Row: Patricia Romine, Mildred Thompson, Betty'
Lindstaedt,Hazel Myers, Betty Stewart, Shirley Mac-
Cormick, Miss Dome.
lst Row: Elnora Izdepski, Irene Ewald, Bernedina
Keultjes, Barbara Kirkwood.
The Lassie Club of Wash-
ington-Clay was organized in
1944 for the purpose of im-
proving school cleanliness.
The sponsor at the moment
is Miss Julia Dome. Officers
are: Bernedina Keultjes, presi
dentg Barbara Kirkwood, vice-
presidentg Elnora Izdepski, 1
secretaryg and Irene Ewald,
treasurer. Betty Stewart
serves as scribe.
Membership in the club is
restricted to seniors, twelve
of whom are selected by the
retiring members of the club.
Keult' Q Ifir , Betty
Jes' Elfwood Bstewfirt
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NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
3rd Rows. Mary Rose Patitucci, James Holton, Charles
Helmen, Barbara Kirkwood. '
2nd Row: Jack Harrison, Elizabeth Lehner, Philip
' Claxton, Elnora Izdepski, Mr. Milton Harke.
1st Row: Marian Sones, Mary Nemeth, Patricia
Romine, Lucille Newman.
Membership inthe National
Honor Society, B national honor
organization, is based on an '
individuals scholarship, leader-
ship, character, and service
displayed in his highschool
life. An individual may be
dropped from the soceity if any
09,8996 of these characteristics are '
is tl-a-HKS lacking. Q '
1 Sac my fI'he sponsor at the present
Standing Houmxmdeps time is Mr. Milton Hai-ke. ' -
6, Emof Officers are: James Holton,
Sea?-9 ' president, Jack Harrison, vice-
president, and Elnora' Izdepski,
Members are selected by a
faculty board according to the
above standards. Ten per cent
of the junior class is eligible '
and fifteen per cent of the senior
class is eligible. - e
3 rd Row: Richard Wisner, Donald Ansbaugh, Iesse T P
0'Donnell, Thomas Haney, Duane Clobridge.
2nd Row: Robert Bauer, William Patitucci, Walter
Trowbridge, Harold Asire, Sam Mirkin, Mr. Harke.
lst Row: Leona Berends, Delores Snow, Patricia
Romine, Delores Vexal, Lucille Handley.
The Student Council of
Washington-Clay was organ-
ized to represent the student
body in any matters which
may arise. ,
The sponsor of the or-
ganization at the present
time is Mr. Milton Harke.
Officers are: Harold Asire,
presidentg Walter Trowbridge,
vice-president, and Robert
Representatives are chosen
annually by the student body.
One representative being
allotted to each home room.
Donald Nufer, Wilton Besemer, Russell Snyder, Mr.
Hershel Eaton, Gordon Heideman, lack Rager, Bill
The Usher Club of Washing-
ton-Clay was organized in 1943
for the purpose of handling and
seating those who attend basket-
The sponsor at this time is
Mr.,,Hershel Eaton. Officers
are: lack Rager, presidentg
Gordon Heideman, vice-presldentg
Wilton Besemer, secretary-treas
Members are chosen annually
The Booster Club of Washington-Clay
was organized in 1944 for improving the
support of athletics at Washington-Clay.
The sponsor at the present time is
Mr. Hershel Eaton. Officers are: Charles
Helmen, presidentg Joseph Welling, vice-
presidentg Dona Holderman, secretaryg
Gerry Bombrys, treasurer.
Membership is open to all individuals
in the high school who are willing to at-
tend a certain number of games.
Stgndingz Charles Helmen, Joseph
Seated: Dona Holderman, Gerry Bombrys
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3rd Row: George Walsh, Paul Womack, Larry
Heckaman, Mr. Blair, Bert Reader, Ralph Thompson
2nd Row: Richard Brown, Leonard Peterson, Kenneth
Butterbaugh, Harold Webber, Kenneth Call, Russell
Huss, Edward Finkenbinder.
,lst Row: Melvin Swift, Robert Landick, Richard Ault,
john Thompson, Walter Rose, Dwight Smith.
The Shop Council of Wash-
ington-Clay was organized in
1943 for the purpose of better-
ing conditions in the shop. The
members of the shop council
are responsible for the forma-
tion of laws to govern the stu-
dents while in the shop.
The sponsor at the present
time is Mr. Hubert Blair. Of-
ficers are: Melvin Swift, presi-
dentg Paul Womack, Vice-presi-
dentg Russell Huss, secretary,
and George Walsh, treasurer.
Representatives are selected
annually from each class.
The department of music at Washington-Clay, under the
direction of Mr. Clinton Loop offers to the individual not
only the fundamentals of music but also the opportunity to
exercise these fundamentals through membership in the school
The department also offers to the individual training
in marching formations and participation in such formations
at school events. l
Individuals are given the opportunity to develop special
talents which they may possess and to display them in dis-
Y Jflf L.
The Voluntary Junior Tuberculosis
League of Washington-Clay is a division
of a -national organization founded for the
purpose of enrolling school support in
the fight against tuberculosis.
The sponsor of this organization is
Miss Matthews. Washington-Clay's rep-
resentatives in the V. I. T. L. are Irene
Ewald and Joseph Welling.
Miss Mathews, Joseph Welling, Irene
4 th Row: Richard Asire, jack Harrison, Ierry Haney, X
3rd Row: George Walsh, Russell Snyder, Jack Rager.
2nd Row: Rosemary Robinson, Hazel Myers, Howard
Post, Eugene Wilson, Wilton Besemer, Charles Strom,
Mr. Roy Rogers.
1st Row: Esther Rupley, Elnora Izdepski, Betty Stewart,
Patricia Romine. X
The senior class play 'Our Town'
The Marriage was presented on the nights of May
Scene - 15 and 16 at Washington-Clay. Tak-
ing leading parts in the play were
Jack Rager, Hazel Myers and
George Walsh. Howard Post added
a note of humor with his excellent
interpretation of Professor Willard,
the statistic minded professor.
The play was written by Thornton
Wilder and while playing bn Broad-
way was acclaimed the most moving
production ever to be staged. The
play concerns itself with the lives
of two families, the -Webbs and the
faces west Gibbs who live in the town of
perhaps Grovers Corners, New Hampshire. .
looking The play goes into their lives, their
for joys and sorrows, their successes
. greater and misfortimes. It follows George
glory and Emily from childhood to mar-
riage and is culminated by Emily's
This play is undoubtedly one of
the finest ever to be presented at
Washington-Clay. Much l credit be-
longs to Mr. Roy Rogers'who di-
rected it. lCredits are also due to
the' various committees headed by
James Holton without which the play
could not have been staged.
no W N i 'ri-1 E M 1 D WA Y
The Minuteman photographer evidently forgot Queen
Nancy Gollnick but included King Dale Stout and King
Dale Walsh and Queen Nancy Harrison.
west at the
Fun in the
The Carnival sponsored by the
P.T.A. and the Senior Class was
held at Washington-Clay, Friday,
March 1. General chairman of
the carnival was Mrs. Mary Zeiger.
Committees were headed by Mr.
Milton Harke, Mrs. Dovenmuehle,
Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Finkenbinder,
Mrs. Lamson, Mrs. Pearson, Mr.
Rogers, Charles Helmen, and
The crowning of the kings and
queens took place at the carnival.
A contest was held in the senior
and junior highs to select respec-
tive kings and queens. Chosen for
the junior high were sixth graders
Nancy Gollnick and Dale Stout.
Those selected for the high school
were freshmen Robert Walsh and
Nancy Harrison. Other representa-
tives were: Leona Berends and
Rondel Mead, seventh gradeg Bonnie
Nufer and Jerry Burke, eighth gradeg
Teressa Lucas and Bert Reader,
sophomoresg Helen Sowers and
Larry Heckaman, juniorsg and
A-r 'ri-1:-1' cz A R N 1 VA L
Mrs. Zeiger, General Chairman of the Carnival
Barbara Sechrist and Dick Asire,
Entertainment at the carnival
was varied and interesting. In-
cluded were booths for bingo
hounds, those desiring an insight
into the future, dart throwers,
baseball hurlers...three balls for
a dime...fishermen, movie fiends,
and for those who like to eat, the
refreshment counter. All, to say
the least, were crowded with
those who came early and stayed
The coronation took place at
-9 o'c1ock and went off smoothly
under the direction of Mrs.
Pearson. The awards were
made by Mr. Pat Pensinger,
Credits are due to Mr. Harke
who supervised the distribution
of tickets, to Mrs. Pearson, who
directed the coronation, to Mrs.
Dovenmuehle and other members
of the P. T. A.
east at the
THE COLD N IATL,
3rd Row: Mildred Thompson, Edwin Bates, Faye Dovenmuehle,
james Holton, Alwilda Morehouse, Shirley MacCormick, Irene Ewald
2nd Row: Mr. Roy Rogers, Elnora lzdepski, jerry Haney, Harold
Seggerman, Robert Thomas, Betty Stewart, Betty Beyerle.
1st Row: Betty Lindstaedt, Phyllis Galvas,,Betty Lou Brown, Patricia
Romine, Barbara Kirkwood, Mary Rose Patitucci, Esther Rupley.
The "Colonial," Washington-Clay's counterpart of the nations great newspapers,
made its fifteen semi-weekly appearances as per schedule in 1945 and 46, the
tenth year of its publication. Edited by Edwin L. Bates, the "Colonial," came out
Patricia Romine, Business Manager, and Edwin
Bates, Editor-in-Chief g
with both interesting and accurate
articles, promoted school projects,
and served as an outlet for student
The "Colonial" featured columns
dealing with everything from the
proverbial cabbages to kings. In
the student opinion department,
"What's Your Opinion" written by
genial inquisitive Betty Lindstaedt,
quizzed students on current ques'
tions of school and national impor-
tance. 'Nibbles by"Nora' produced
by Elnora lzdepski featured topics
from the county tournament to life
in Wisconsin or whatever appealed
to the columnist at the particular
moment. Managing the paper's
most popular column or the keyhole.
department was Mildred Minnis who
specialized in putting into print the
things that you thought were secret.
Handling the higher things of life,
the society column, was Betty
Stewart. "Service News' featuring
the addresses and news of service-
men and women was ably'
handled by Barbara Kirk-
wood Heading the school
news staff was Betty
Beyerle. Sports Editor
lim Holton ably conducted
the sports department
which featured .feature
stories and intramural
news plus the regular
stories. Iim also wrote
'The Benchwarmer' which
featuered sports items of
players and events. Wilton
Besemer completed the
sports department writing
Behind the scenes di-
rector of financial affairs
was Patricia Romine,
business manager of the
"Co1onlal.' Jerry Haney,
Esther Rupley, and Shirley
MacCormick completed the
responsible for distributing
approximately five hundred
copies of the 'Colonial'
bi-weekly. In the Adver-
tising Department were Joe
Welling, Robert Bash,
Betty Stewart, and Dona
Holderman. Typists were.
Betty Beyerle', Irene Ewald,
Phyllis Galvas, Mildred
Thompson, and Alwilda
Morehouse. The sponsor
was Mr. Roy Rogers.
Standing: Wilton Besemer, Mr. Rogers, james Holton
Seated: Mildred Minnis, Elnora Izdepski, Betty Stewart
Fl-IE, Ml N U 'rsmfx N
3rd Row: Clarence Hill, Richard Asire, George Walsh, Noel Wiggins,
FayeDovenmuehle, jack Rager, Charles Strom, Iames Holton.
2nd Row: Charles Helmen, Eugene Wilson, Barbara Sechrist, Betty
Beyerle, Irene Ewald, Robert Thomas, Harold Seggerman, Mr.
lst Row: Elnora Izdepski, Hazel Myers, Barbara Kirkwood, Berna-
dina Keultjes, Patricia Romine, Esther Rupley, Betty Stewart, Anna
Smith, Phyllis Galvas. t
The staff of the 1946 Minuteman has ceased to function now, the fruit of a
year's labors rests in your hands. Deadlines have been met, the photographer
is resting quietly, and the sounds
of groans from the staff have
passed into muffled sighs. This,
the 1946 edition of the Minuteman,
was edited by Elnora Izdepski and
james Holton, 'managed by Patricia
Romine, and printed by the Uni-
versity Lithoprinters of Ypsilanti,
The complete staff included:
Esther Rupley, Bernadina Kueltjes,
and Barbara Kirkwood, circula-
tion, Harold Sieggerman, Robert
Thomas, and Faye Dovenmuehleg
advertising, Jack Rager and Noel
Wiggins, humor, Eugene Wilson
and Charles Strom, features,
Barbara Sechrist and Anna Smith,
attg Charles Helmen and Betty
Stewart, photography, Dick Asire,
, George Walsh, and Hazel Myers,
athleticsg Betty Beyerle, Irene
Ewald, and Phyllis Galvas, typists.
Mr. Francis Ernst served as
Co-editors Elnora Izdepski and James Holton sponsor and director.
This annual includes
several new features
seldom found in high
school amiuals. One
of them is the last
section in the book
which we called The
Year. It combines
the calendar with
photographs and is
the child of humor
editors jack Rager
and Noel Wiggins.
It is designed pri-
marily as a photo-
graphic review of
the year at Wash-
other innovation was
the addition of a
pictoral section of
Washington-C lay as
a school, of its
buildings and its
in this annual were
pictures of all club
officers and clubs.
The athletic section
was broadened to
include a short sum-
mary of the seasons
pictures of the play-
ers, and statistics.
You may notice
the abundance of
pictures in this an-
nual and the lack of
written material. In
the belief that an
annual should be pri-
marily pictures and
that written material
was supplementary we
had this book printed
by a new process,
that of lithoprinting.
This method encour-
ages the use of pic-
tures without the
added expense of
This book has
much of the United
States before arriv-
ing at Washington-
Clay. Its trim cover
2nd Row: James Holton, Elnora Izdepski, Betty Stewart
lst Row: Charles Helmen, Esther Rupley, Barbara Kirkwood
was supplied by the Universal
Bookbindery of San Antonio,
Texas. It was printed in
Ypsilanti, Michigan. It was
'bound in Illinois and now rests
Before closing we would
like to award some well de-
served credits to Mr. Francis
Ernst, sponsor of this annual,
to Robertson's for photographs
in our class and senior sec-
tions, and to the Universal
Studio for photographs of
clubs and club officers.
An interlude at a staff meeting
3rd Row: Irene Ewald, Phyllis Galvas, Noel Wiggins,
Jack Rager, Eugene Wilson, Charles Helmen.
2nd Row: Charles Strom, Clarence Hill, Esther Rupley
Barbara Sechrist, Shirley MacCormick, Hazel Myers
lst Row: Betty Beyerle, Elnora Izdepski, Bernadina
' Keultjes, Betty Stewart, Patricia Romine '
H E YEfXR
The following section was dreamed up by editors.
Noel Wiggins and Jack Rager and therefore we are not
responsible for any libelous statements which may have
been made. If you are injured either mentally or
physically by anything appearing in this section, you
may rest assured that you have our hearty sympathy.
Any statements in the following section which ap-
pear sane are purely coincidental. Any relation to
this and'good literature is purely accidental. Any indi-
vidual who reads this should have his head examined.
The Class of '46 enters
W-C for the final year.
The financial backers of
the bookstore get a dlvl-
dend as students rush to
get ye old books for an-
other hard year of study.
Class officers are selected:
for the seniors, Eugene
Wilson, Charles Helmen,
George Walsh, Phyllis
Galvas, and Richard Asireg
for thetjuniors, Alice
Kresin, Jerry Green,
Phyllis Kubiak, Richard
Browng for the sopho-
mores, Frank Claeys,
Jane Huddlestun, Eunice
Augh, and 1. C. Corley,
for the freshmen, Janet
Chapman, jerry Wilder,
Dwight Smith, and james
looking and most intelli-
gent group, the Minute
.Men met and organized.
What tlny organized has
never been revealed.
First Assembly. Princi-
pal Kelsay tells us what
all good citizens do.
Woodrow Wilscn 10
The softball season'
opens amidst huzzahs
and sounds of 'Throw
the bum outl'
The Minute Men sponsor
a hayride. Hubba Hubba.
Walkerton 4. Dick
Asire cleans the bases
in the last izming.
Washington-C lay' s
counterpart of the
world's great news-
papers, The Colonial,
makes its .first ap-
pearance of the year
on the nations newstands.
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Future Veloz and
Yolandas limberl up
at the '6th Annual
Sweater Hop pre-
sented by the seniors '
New Carlisle 3
Sub Deb organizes for
another active year.
Kubiak, and Marguerite
Washing ton-Clay 11
Madison 8. It took
extra innings but they
A11 'is mst. The soft-
ball team loses to
Future basketball stars
prepare for 1945 cam-
paign as Coach Hershel
Eaton issues the call.
First five, here I come.
The staff of the 1946
Minuteman is announced
James Holton and
Elnora Izdepski named
The Sub Deb sponsors
a hayride. No com-
the Student Council,
reveals great plans
for the coming year.
That's a joke, son.
Place your bets here.
Autumn Serenade presented
by the juniors. Doris
Sowell, chairman. Music
by Tom I-lalloran and his
Happy Hooligans. A
National Honor Society
meets to discuss the
theory of relativity, also
to elect james Holton,
jack Harrison, and Elnora
Izdepski as officers.
Students take a rest while
teachers attend school.
Hallowe'en. The boys and
girls from W-C stay home
and play plnochle like all
good children should.
Washington-C lay opens
its basketball season
with a 24-22 victory,
over New Carlisle's
Zahl and Co. '
The freshmen ,have a
class party. Ruff
Woodrow Wilson 42
Said Clayites, We've
seen that score before.,
The 1944 score: Wood-
row Wilson 42 Washing-
Armistice Day 'that
these honored dead
shall not have died
Robert Hunt, a dis-
spoke on his experi-
ences at an assem-
John Adams 36 Wasn-'
Seniors capture intra-
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Kline, former editor
What, only two
Oh, my stomach
Back to school.
Question of the
week, 'How much
turkey did you
Washington Clay 36
Concord 45. It was
a nice trip.
At least it was
Walkerton 34. Co-
lonials take roving
trophy and victory
back to Washington-
First snow of the
year. One White
up for all Sinatra
are made for the
carnival to be pre-
sented March 1.
The seniors have a
class party. Seven
come eleven as the
North Liberty 37
Donkey Basketball Game.
The seniors and faculty
mount and head for the
tall timbers. The sen-
iors win after -:Q hard
Participants in battle
of night before spend
the day on their feet.
They've taken it
Santa C1313 visits all
the good people including
Exchange Day. South
Bend stores are Q
crowded as people
change this for that
and that for this. Did
anybody get what they-
New Years Eve. Pass
me the bottle...of
ginger ale, naturally
Should auld acquaintance
Pass the icebag and
and juniors fully re-
covered from the lst
from lst of January
New Carlisle 28
So near but yet so
School days, school
days. Students com-
pare sox and ties re-
ceived for Christmas.
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Roosevelt's long, lean,
and lanky Panthers
return to Gary with -
a 27-21 victory.
Students burn the mid-
night oil as they pre-
pare for the following
day and exams.
Question of the week.
'Hey teacher, when
did we have this?'
Say Clayites, 'Maybe
next year' Final
New Carlisle 30
Charlie I-Ielmen wins
for picking tourna-
ment winners. Says
Mr. Helmen, 'I
picked 'em out of a
Second semester be-
gins. Students breathe
easy after semester
Washington 44 Wash- e
ington-Clay 41. Get-
ting better all the
Wakarusa 37 Washing-
ton-Clay 35 Indians
use knives and clubs
for two point victory
in a contest which
was slightly rough.
First down and ten.
Seniors capture intra-
Niles 30. Colonlals
go hoop-happy for
new scoring record.
Robert Walton of the
South Bend Tribune
lectures onhis ex-
periences ln Tokyo.
Madison 31. 'Last
Class choose kings
and queens to rep-
resent them at the
carnival. The race
Woodrow Wilson 37
It could have been
No,no,no, it couldn't
be true. But it was.
Central Catholic 33
Woopee, hoorah, and
all that. Colonials
defeat Lakeville and
bring home the rov-
Drawings for the
ment. You guessed
Clay vs New Carlisle
Pep rally held before
tournament. Will we
or won't we. Says
Iim Holton, noted
sports expert, 'We
have a very good
chance lf we can
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his I1 Time. ,
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onedllg, Ke cow
,ge 41 COW'
wires his xg
New Carlisle 34
33 in a photo
Carlisle goes to
to elect kings and
queens for the
anybody want to
buy some carnival
Plans complete for
men and sixth
grade lead contests.
Kings and queens:
for the senior high,
freshmen Dale -
Walsh and Nancy
Harrisong for the
junior high, sixth
Stout and Nancy
Back to normal
after Friday night.
want some carni-
ship by defeating
Seniors 48-42. In
the 'sophomores de-
feat the freshmen
and the seniors de-
feat the juniors.
Spring vacation begins,
Ah, the flowers, the
bees, and the birds.
Spring Hop presented
by the Minute Men.
Kenny Sugonis, the
poor man s Tommy
Spring has sprung,
the grass has riz-
I wonder where the
future poets pre-
pare for spring.
Back to school.
Mr. I-Iarke announces
that the deadline aatel
for term papers will
be moved two weeks
forward and that
school will be dis-
missed April 7. We
forgot about the date
begins with Woodrow
Wilson as the party
of the second part
The junior class
sponsors a skating
party. Pass out
Track season opens
Senior skip day.
Seniors depart for
Shoot me the road
map, son. Ithink
we're lost. In
fact, I think we're
in Granger. ,
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and accounted for,
except Willie. Which .
way did xhe go? t
The last mile.
One more month to
County Track Meet.
The grade school
closes. The place
is too quiet.
Prom. Four hours
of dancing, then to
the car, and which
way did they go.
Question of the
dld you go last
Three days to go. l
Four long years,
that don't seem t
so long now..the
last march up t
the aisle...dip1omas 1
...the recessional l
...finis for the l
:lass of '46
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Voluntary Junior Tuberculosis Leage Page 56
Senior Play 'Our Town? ...... Page 57
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