Creston High School - Saga Yearbook (Grand Rapids, MI)
- Class of 1945
Page 1 of 112
Pages 6 - 7
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Text from Pages 1 - 112 of the 1945 volume:
Above, Ieff: .lack Rip5Tra reTurns The shoT while his
parTner, Dave De Vries, sTands ready. RighT: Torn
Van Wingen shakes wiTh Jack RipsIra afler a qruelling
The I945 Tennis squad. LeTT To rlghT: D. De Vries, E. De
Ne-uI', W, McCIymonT, D. Davey, D. Heering, B. Quick, J,
RipsTra, P. ThiebouT, T. Van Wingen.
This year CresTon is again resuming iTs Tennis
acTiviTies aTTer a year's lapse because oT The exisTing
warTime condiTions. This aThIeTic squad is being
counTed on To conTribuTe a number oT poinTs Toward
The race Tor The All-SporTs Trophy. The Trophy is
an honor presenTed each year To The ciTy high
school which excels in aThIeTics. The poinTs Tor This
Trophy come Trom The place held by The Teams in
The ciTy slrandings oT The respecTive sporTs. LasT
year, due To The absence oT a Tennis Team, CresTon
losT iTs runner-up posiTion in The all-ciTy honors, so
we're looking Torward To a considerable conTribuTion
Trom The squad.
Due To The acuTe shorTage oT Tennis courTs here
in The norTh end, CresTon is somewhaT handicapped
in This phase oT aThIeTicsg and has been Tor many
years. Were iT noT Tor This unTorTunaTe TacT, CresTon
would have produced Tar beTTer Tennis Teams in The
The Team is buiIT around a number oT boys who
have had considerable courT experience. Tom Van
Wingen heads The lisT as The probable No. I man
in The singles, Tollowed by Jack RipsTra and Dave
De Vries. The No. I doubles combinaTion oT David
Davy and Dave I-leering is showing promising re-
suITs. They are Tollowed by The Earl De NeuT-Bob
Quick duo. Phil ThiebouT is also making an earnesT
bid Tor a posiTion.
According To Coach RoberT Linden, our boys
have "greaT possibiIiTies, iT They all only sTicIc in
There and do Their very besT." I-Iere's wishing all
The Iuclc in The world To our boys Tor a successful
Row l, leff To right: W. Bruce, D, Verl-lege, D. Gibson, S. Johnson, Row 3: T, Keries, D. Bw niinfin, L. Harm.-Jn, B. Marosli, J. '3fei'w:'ii'T,
H. Broelema, B. Tiius, C, Buyze. Row 2: D. King, J. Command, J. P Schoeqyie, G. Alderinlf, C. Kniie-line, Raw 4, J, Du Ryli-X A
Parsacla, C, Miller, B. Vander Klipp, B. Ouiigll D, Riernersrri-1. Altrechh G. Cnrnwsll, J, if-T r'-ilf-y, R, Pin, D, Anal' ff fi, J, VT-gt.
THE "C" CLUB
The TracliTion of The "C" Club is one oT The
oIdesT aT Cresfon l-ligh School. lT was one oT The
TirsT socieTies organized aT CresTon, daTing baclc To
The year l927, ThaT was The TirsT year any boys
had won Their maior HC". The organizaTion oT The
club in 1927 was due To The earnesT eTTorTs oT Mr.
E. C. Buss, Then coach, and Mr, Samuel UpTon,
principal. These Two genTlemen made The "C"
Club one OT The mosT prominenT clubs in The school,
and This prominence has grown Through The eighTeen
years The club has TuncTioned.
ln I93l, The members oT The club inTroduced
The wearing oT Polar Bears on The sleeves oT varsiTy
sweaTers. For The pasT Tive or six years The promo-
Below, le-TT: The officers of The "C" Club relaxing by The luke-box
during Their dance afTer a basl'eTb.3Il game.
Tion oT TiclneT sales To all sporTf gamer- has been The
clubls parTicular obiecT.
This year, The acTiviTies oT The "C" Club were
cenTered around a new seT oT "rules" which The
members TormulaTed - l. Boys may noT wear "C"
sweaTers and sTripes unless properly earned. 2.
Girls may noT wear MCM sweaTers wiTh a sTripe on
The arm. l-lowever, They are allowed To wear Their
minor HC" iT They earned iT in The AB. Club, or
in some oTher organizaTion. 3. No one may wear
varsiTy sweaTers Trom oTher schools unless They were
earned There beTore aTTending CresTon.
Mr, Gil Powers is The advisor oT The club.
Below, righT: An informal picTure of some of The members of our
The Foolball Reserves. Row I, leff lo
righl: J. Buyze, D. Sfevens, E. Frey, J.
Rose, B. Viergiver, J. Brener, T. Van
Win en. G, Fenske, K, Buyze. Row 2:
G. gl-iapin, T. Robinson, R. Schneider,
B. Card, N. Tock, B. Sfegmier, J.
Orley, D. Benedict Row 3: Mr. Haken,
coach: K. Sheele, B. Moroski, J.
Anderson, D. Enclres, D. Van Dyke, J.
The Junior Hiqli Basketball Squad
Row I: F. Billock, H. Minor, J, Rose
E. Kelly. Row 2: B. Wiersum, J
Avery, Mr. Halcen, J. Eppinga.
The winners of nurnerals: Row I: M. Baird, J. I-Iouser
Y. Schrump, J. Bruce, P, Palmalier, D. Meadema, G
Gr v I n B Vanderveer D Bufler A Gorski Row 2
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M, Mieras, G, Whilworlh, P. Montgomery, G. Gilchrist,
J. Harman, K. Hendrislce, R, Yolcurn, F. Albers, G
Oeliens, A. Vander I-Ioninq, B. Goudzwaard, M. Jewell
L. Moll. Row 3: B, Bridges, B. Auslin, R. Woodworlh
A. Collier, L, smiih, c. waaawafih, e. Fry, R. Locke,
elow, lell. The l945 Ierrer winners. Row I: F. Blyrneir, P. Lynch,
D. Sargeanr, J. Vander I-Ieide, D, Dc Blaay, L, Williams, L. Brach,
E. Brach. Row 21 L. Jaclcrnan, B. Feilz, M. Drolema, L. Vanden Boul,
B. Vachon, G. Vander Linde, B. Worpel, V. Silva, P. Vander Linde,
Miss Kilslrorn, Row 3: M. Weeber, B, Slocum, G. Lellinga, J.
Meyers, E. Morris, B. Sroddard, B. Du Bois, J. Alderink, N. Baas.
O. Jalrems, D. Wesoriolc, M. Joynf, Y. Reeves, S,
O'MaIley, B. Rich, D. Vandenberg, E. Rohr, P. Fuller,
P. Richards, L. Mol, H. Tieiema, V. Wrighf, M. Hall,
M. Pelerson, J. Webber. Row 5: B. Caulcins, P. Morris,
. Rivenberg, L. Kennedy, B. Malleson, M. Brock, M. De
ooff, D. Isenbarr, C. Vanderslel, C. Purchase, M.
Shcrrnan, B. Van Vallcenburg, J. Vander Jagl, B, Hall.
The swish ol rackels, 'rhe bouncing ol balls,
lhe rumbling ol duclc pins sol The scene lor girls
Under lhe able leadership ol Miss Frances
Kilslrom lhese girls, look parl in lournamenls,
individual sporls, and leam cornpelilion.
By sponsoring school dances The older girls
were able lo earn enough money lor rhe guards
on lhe All-Cily Pins.
' This year sevenly girls won lheir numerals,
lhirly-Iwo won Iellers, and nineleen seniors re-
ceived lheir All-Cily awards.
Below, riqhl: Club members who received all-cily recognilion are
Row I: R. Nickel, B. Chapin, M. Davey, M. Pelrif, E. Dryer, J
Livingslon, K. Vander Molen. Row 2: M. Balbach, M. Mieras, M
Izenbarr, E. Slegrnier, D. Kulschinski, D. Palrnafier, Miss Kilslrorn
Row 3t E. Succop, A. Tieierna, J. Shea, E. Lerfinga, S, Anderson
Above: Members of The club pose in an oufdoor selling,
THE HIKERS' CLUB
Allhough "l-lilce lo l-leallhu is lhe mollo ol lhe
Hilcers' Club, lhey did nol limil lheir circle ol aclivi-
lies lo hiking. Under lhe leadership ol Miss Jennie
James, lhe l-lilrers had many enioyable early morn-
ing brealclasls, noon dances, lobogqan parlics, and
Climaxinq lhe winler season, 'rhe qirls had a
Chrislmas parly al Belly Sillerdinqs home.
The l'lilcers' Club usually sponsors The annual Dal-
lodil Prom. This year lhey gave a Sl. Palricl's
Day noon dance which was a qrear success. These
noon dances were slarlecl by lhe l-lilcers' Club and
have been lalen up by all lhe clubs.
Ollicers lor The second semesler wore Joyce
Manning, Bessie Brenner, Donna Jean Gilchell, and
Above: Olircers ol lhe club are: B. Brenncr, D, J,
bilcuhell, C. Albers, J, Manning, B. Schildheugc, D
Above' Sl Palrii:l's Day nciori dJnci3 scangcirfgd by Hg
Pow lt C. Chinnciw, M, Mieras,
N. Oossv, E. Birdsall, N. VonEhr,
V, Vennema, D. Gelderbloorn, P.
Vanden Bos, R. Loclc, B. Vander-
Row 2: Miss James, E. George,
G. Fuller, D. Lutz, J. Brogan, R.
Koerl, B. Silferdlnq, P, Empie, E.
Forsellund, B. Brenner, M, Yonkers,
D. Biene, C, Arnmerrnan, C. Carr,
Row 3: J. Rodarmcr, H. Den Boer,
R, Nickels, L. Dozema, E. War-
field, M. Eckens, A. De Sharie, D.
Cooper, E. McClain, D, De Blaay,
L. Williams, B, Fellers.
Row 4: D. Jerrils, L. Wiseman, N.
Proclor, P. Morris, B. Truckle, J.
Geldersrria, D. Kooiman, E. Wal-
ters, J. Rockwell, L. Averill,
Row 5: N. Baas, B, Feufz, B. Du
Bois, D. Gilchell, J. Manning, L.
Williams, B. Schildhouse, B. Wild,
C. Albers, M. Drolerna, V. Grows,
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Andy's Sandwich Shop I375 P ainfield
Apex Appliance Company . l555 Plainfield
Brooks Grocery 2460 Plainfield
Cresfon Sfudio I I4I4 Painfielcl
De Korne Furnifure Sfore I504 Plainfield
De Kruyrler Hardware I4l8 P ainfield
Duke's Inn .,.., I432 P ainfield
Eddie's Markef , I . . , I590 Plainfield
Dr. Wm. A. Firfh, Chiropracfor
Fairmounf Dry Goods 2I58 Painfied
Hall's Drug Sfore I809 Painfiecl
HeIder's Shoe Sfore ,,,. I408 Plainfie cl
Herb's Painf and Body Shop
Maff Heyns Food Sfore I80I Painfield
Hoxie's Drug Sfore, I , , I4I5 Painfieid
Joppe's Dairy . . . I593 Painfied
Jurrie's Furnifure Company . I428 P ainfie d
KH' Kai' Sandwich Shop ....... 207 Quimby
KiI'chen's Drug Sfore ,,.... 2465 Painfied
La Bofz Bakery ..,....,... I3I7 Painfied
Lamphear's Texaco Servicer I60I Painfied
Ledger's Barber Shop. . I 2 . I8I3 Plainfield
Mac's Barber Shop Quimby and Coif
Margaref Mary Dress Shop I402 Painfied
MarIand's Grocery 2I60 P ainfie d
E. P. McFadden Co. 503 Coif
MoerIand's Hardware I505 Painfie d
Niemeyer's Men's Wear I369 Painfield
OLD KENT BANK I43I Plainfied
Panfex Cleaners I8I I P ainfie d
Plainfield Aufo Supply
Plainfield Fruif Markef Sweef and Painfied
Plainfield Deparfmenf Sfore I527 Plainfield
Pollie's Markef , l4OI Plainfield
Pylman's Dry Goods I406 Painfielol
Ed Smifh's Grocery 2I56 Painfied
Sfegman-Olsee Inc. I535 Painfied
SI'eed's Drug Sfore I724 Coif
S+owie's Barber Shop I589 Painfied
Ter Molen 81 Harf Sheef Mefal .
59 Commerce, S.W.
Trea+'s Drug Sfore r2I78 Plainfield
Union Bank of Michigan
Van Der Schie Sheel' Mefal I57I Plainfield
Van Sfrien-AImanAFuneraI Home
Vogue Cleaners ,is. . I43I Coil'
Wildeboer's Hardware 2 I 70 Plainfield
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A Cappella Choir
Amicilia Club , .,
Band , . ..
Bars and Chevrons
"C" Club . .
Circulation Staff , ,
Couriesy Squad , .,
Creston Fight Song .
Debate ..., . . ..
Division Pages, Maior
Cooperative Living ,
lnsrituiional Loyalty ..,,
School Spirii ....
Division Pages, Minor
Girls' Aihleiics ..
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Faculty ..... . . . ,
Feaiure Pages . ... 82, 4I,
Football ,... ,. ,
Forensics . ...
Glee Club . , .
Gloria ,, ,.
Hilrers Club .
I-liAY Club ...,.
Horizon Club .....,
Junior Class Officers
Junior Girl Reserves
Junior Revue .
Latin Club . , .
Library Club ...,
Memoriam . ..
Mr. Wiclcefi ..,
Orchestra , ,
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Science Club ....
Second Choir .....
Senior Direciory ,...
Senior Girl Reserves ....
Senior Honor Society
Senior Officers ..,....
Senior Play ... ,..
Spanish Club ....
Student Council . ,,
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Eighth Grade ,,..
Sevenlh Grade ......,
Ushers, Junior and Senior
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Congra fufa fz'0f1.r
We wish to congratulate you
on this important event in your
lives. Best Wishes for every
success in the future.
"Tour 'Delperzdfzbfe Phofognzpherf'
VERS LUIS STUDIOS
Grand Rapids - Battle Creek - Lansing
Specialists in glamour portraits
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The backbone of fhe science depar+men+ and of our school is our own
Mr. Walfer A. Wood, who has been a faculfy member of Cres+on since
'lrhe school opened. To him we proudly dedicafe fhis I945 edi+ion of
His radiafing personalify has won all +he sfudenfs and facul+y. To have
such a grand person as an insfrucfor and leader, makes any high school a
pleasanfer place. Cresfon is forfunafe in having Mr. Wood.
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Miss E. Adams is one of our science reachers. She gels
rnosl of her enioyrnenr and pleasure from rhe ourdoors, for
she grearly admires narure ol all kinds.
Miss L. Adams can be found working For rhe provision oi
more money lor rhe schools, working in lhe Arr Gallery, or
designing and making her own clorhes. ln school she reaches
The good will of Miss Appell who 'reaches 'lyping and
shorlhand is well known lo her srudenls, for she likes lo help
orhers succeed. Pl-ioiography provides a hobby for Miss
Miss Alyworih, one oi our able English reachers, spends
all ol her spare lime looking ailer six nephews who are in
'lhe armed forces.
Belonging ro The League of Women Volers and rl-e Uni-
versily ol Michigan Alumnae fakes mosr ol Miss Bean's rlmeg
alrhough rhere's srill time lor her nieces. Miss Bean reaches
Miss Biddle reaches English and has a good background
lor rhis course because she likes io read, She also has an
inleresl' in real esrare.
Civics classes are faughr by Mr, Bowersox who enjoys all
sporls buf especially likes lo fish. l-lere's one 'reacher who
gers a "kick" our ol loorball,
Besides having marh and aeronaurics classes, Mr. Carlyon
aids lhe war elforrs by working ar a war iob. You mighr Find
him spading his own garden which is in his backyard.
We rhank Miss Conrad lor a very successlul year of eriler-
lainmenl, lor she nor only reaches dramalics bul direcls all
plays and skirs. There is norhing she would ralher do rhan
walch a play.
The "oul'doors" appeals lo Miss Daniels. Jus? working in
her garden or cleaning rhe yard are iun for her. She holds
English classes in school.
Mr. Dawson is nor only an English reacher, buf also a very
clever wriler ol skirs. To collecl books and ro read are
lavorires for him. By the way, he is responsible lor our
Music, especially vocal, is a pleasure for Miss Dunham who
'reaches hislory. Miss Dunham enioys seeing slage plays, and
can cook loo.
Fcid classes and main are lauglwf by Miss Eclrles. This
lizw liles To Sei.-. lder f:'.'.n clorlies. :Trend a' eszieiia' y ire
pai, Cr iusr read.
Miss Eness is lep' guile busy, lo' aside fftfn levliirz
Ssavisr' arg l.::"g see runs flie bciiisfre 52 smlens.
Miss ENE-ss likes 't 'rafei or io falceanw3'ei."r1i.iH3
TU' njisef ls pfabably Came lriir' Mr, Fredericlrsonls
f'a:Li'e ship. A s::if's appeaf if Mr, Fezeriilsir, .-.ri
ras C:-IiiV?d a' i:asle'izall games, bs' 'e rifirs rowing
Mrs. Glenn re'rS'i'ed our deliale C asses Vere 5' Cresfn
VJ -e mae 3 giio : ass rliis year, Ms, 'S er' es: 'eaves
g2.efrrvie'+ and :i.i1s and is worlirz 3.-.ard l"er Masfew
"Sci '.-fue" is 're password 3: Q' A Capella Criiii
x-.lviio is di'eZ'ej bf Mr. Goodwin i--'Z pesos flue rriusii
de-:3""'e'r. Mr, Gijdwin direi's r"3rf Oper rnusiiel
Peres a 'eai:Ler s-.no gives lwis rirre 'i so:f's. Aside Gyn
Qoaining rlwe sezord learn Football and basl-efpall squads,
Pe iles ':i lfsn as-j Mint Mr, Halxen veafes czrnrnerzia
Sffislil Dljirill' be alarmed, if's only Mr. Hebard hitting
Vern dz.-,ri 'lwe fa?-.a,. Mr, Heberd, vit 'eaipes rrialii, alsi
li-95 rj lwri fgr.3f1,5+s-forlcinlwis gardei
And rlien lor in rnere S Miss James, i.-:Fd feaziies s':ier:e,
Miss James li? es TLM3 ouidoors and als? Tales gre-al pride is
re' :Wage lc" we he pe-d li build ii
f":'rer fre"1ie'i:l our Englisln dF3Sii'i'V'7E'WL is Miss Jolm.
VV'eP cw of sgrcif However, Miss Jnnn lrircuglily enioys
o7::i': and p'5r'fr3 ir' lner garden
Miss Kilsfrom reads llie physical edu:afi:n deoarlr-neriii
ard rwliing is rn:'e iun lor "Kilie" fnan fo lusf ear or sleep.
S'e is an efter' i rr! and enioys a good game ol padmin'on,
Nc' Idsf Cijfjllfgv bn: +0 fry a new recipe is wha? spells im
for Miss Lanlxe, our ar? feaclver. Miss Lanke leans an ear
Toward good music af any firne.
l'lousel4eeper7 Miss Lindberg, our Senior class advisor, nor
oniy enioys leacning lner English classes, bur slie is very good
a+ and also enioys keeping house,
FACULTY X I ,M
Bang!! ll's lhe lone ol Mr. l.inden's hammer lor he gels a
"bang" oul ol carpenlry. l-le leaches algebra and general
malh, and is inleresled in school sporls.
Mr. Lowe direcls our band and our orcheslra. Oulside oi
school he sings in lhe Schuberl Club, bul being a lamily
man has lhree main inleresls righl al home.
Miss Maloney leaches hislory. Allhough she likes lo knil,
her main inleresl al the presenl lime is 'lo work lor lhe war
eliforl lo end lhe war as quickly as possible.
When you enler Miss Mallhews' room, ycu will lind il a
pleasanl one lor her hobby is lhal ol' growing planls. She
especially likes lo sproul a slrange planl. Miss Mallhews
We wanl lo give credil lo Miss Moran and her helpers lor
our line caleleria. ll's her good food lhal keeps our sludenls
going. Miss Moran leaches home economics and lor relaxa-
Il someone passes by in a house lrailer, il's apl lo be
Mr. Pease headed norlh lor a lillle lishing. Mr. Pease leaches
our wood shop and also malh.
Reading occupies Miss Phillips' lime as she wails unlil she
can once more lravel. She is responsible lor lhe good lasle
ol our girls' clolhes, lor she leaches clolhing and also hislory.
Widely known and well liked is Gil Powers, our loolball
coach, who heads lhe boys' physical educalion deparlmenl.
To help end lhe war, Gil spends all his lime culside ol school
in a war iob.
Mr. Randall can hardly wail lo lravel again, and meanwhile
reads as a paslirne. ln lhe summer Mr. Randall picks cherries
on his larm. l-le leaches malh,
Mr. Rens, our Junior class advisor, also reaches hislory and
economics. Aside lrom working al a war iob, Mr. Rens likes
lo reacl and immensely enjoys fishing.
ls anylhing more helpful lhan our library? Or our elilicienl
librarian? Miss Schmilz is aclive in lhe Librarians Club and
likes lo lake amaleur movies.
Our lasl moving baskelball squad and baseball learn were
coached by Mr. Schrump. Mr, Schrump also leaches civics.
For himsell-iusl hunling, please,
Nl-lup, rwo, 'hree, four." could be heard every firs+ and
second hcur as Sgf. Siegel drilled his boys, Cresions
R, O. T. C. consisred oi Companies C and D. We also had
a very line riile feam,
Mrs. Sfowell reaches our Laiin ccurse. She has her eye on
a rnaih Course fhough, for she would enicry leaching malh.
Gardening is her Usperiialiyf'
Miss Tenhaaf reads much for she enioys ga'hering good
background lor fhe Iiferalure which her English classes siudy.
Miss Tenhaa? lilies lo Travel or To worl in her garden.
Mr. Toclr is cur 'family man," buf even a fami'y man can
have rhyfhm v-,lricn Mr, Tocl can well prove ar a square
dance. l-le reaches priniing and algebra.
Did you ever see a hunier Thai didnl lile his dogs? And
Mr. Toogood is no e-cepiion. l-le lilies rc- hunt and lo care
:Cr +he oogs 'haf 'ale parr in hunling. l-le ieaihes mechan-
Miss Vander Broelr may be cur rnaih and sfienie leacher,
buf she still nas a Lind hearig for she is a Gray Lady and a
vclunlary Ped Crcss worler.
Teaching English and iournalism and being responsible for
'he Echo is erough for any Two men, buf Mr. Van Krimpen
sfiil has 'ime io sing with rhe Schuberi' Club.
Though her fraveling is our lor 'rhe duraiion, Miss Van
Weslenbrugge is very conrenred lo remain al home and lrnil
cr iusr lceeo house, ln school she Teaches hisiory.
Mr. Van Wingen ieaches malh. Aciually, fhough, he likes
'lo be ouidoorsi especially when he can do a livle fishing.
"Van" also ohliciares af arhleric games.
Mrs. Verdier afiended rhe Universiry oi Michigan and
gained an A.B. degree. She Teaches bolh English and Lalin.
"Knock 'em down" well applies ro Mr. Wassenaar who is
an ardenf bowling ian. l-le is The new advisor for The Siudenr
Council, having replaced Miss Eness. Mr. Wassenaar leaches
Good reading consfirufes a pleasure 'lor Miss Weiffenbach
af any Time. Miss Weihfenbach Teaches our clofhing classes.
Our hislory leacher, Miss Wincll, likes nolhing beller lhan
a cup ol hol colzlee. She also likes lo keep up wilh lhe lalesl
in lashions, as is obvious.
Aside from leaching commercial sulzziecls, Miss Wise look
a Session room lhis year. She said lhal her inleresls were
many and varied.
Anolher lover ol nalure is Miss Wood. l-ler lavorile
paslime is lo sludy lhe aclivilies ol nalure. Miss Wood
Fore! This is whal you are apl lc hear Mr. Wood yell as
he hils lhem down lhe lairway. l-le is also lond ol hunling
and lishing. ln school he leaches science.
We would like lo have you me-el Miss Sloneum, who is lhe
Speech leacher al Creslon. Miss Sloneum's services were
available lwice each week.
The cheerlul smile and lriendly glance lhal rneels you
when walking inlo lhe ollice is lhal ol Belly Worpel. Belly
is our ollice girl and a lriend lo all.
The mid-year graduales. Row I, lefl lo right: A, Kryger, J. Williams ullesdyk B Elve L Carr R w 3 N Brown W Palma J m
C. Nielson, J. Elenbass, B. Harnillon, E, Lee, A. Donlcer, M. Jourden ad E Gravelyn D Slrong C Wells D Poll D Elenbaas
J, Markus, B. Locke. Row 2: D. De Maagd, D. Armanlroul, M Tuinslra and R l-lileman
Laansma, T. Olson, T. Boorsma, J, Colligan, J. VerHeuleri, A.
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Educafion in fhe Posr-War World" was
rhe general rheme of rhe I944-'45 Parenr-
Teachers Associarion meerings.
Among Their aclivifies were fhe very suc-
cessful pancake supper and open house on
November 28. The movie "Sky Bandirsu
was also presenied for sfudenls in Jrhe affer-
noon and adulrs al nighf on March 22,
To raise money for glasses lor indigenl
Officers elecled 'for I944-'45 year were
Mrs, Fred Visser, presidenl: Mrs. Forresl
Rose, recording secrerary: Mrs. Harold
Grabill, Morher vcie-presidenl: Mr, l-l. S.
Soper, farher vice-president Mr, Erwing
Randall, 'reacher vicerpresident Miss Jen-
nie James, corresponding secreraryz Mrs,
Ellis W, Armanrroul, Treasurer? Mrs, Wil-
liam F, Chadwick, hisrorian.
The officers and commirree heads cf Tre FET A, lo
Sealed, lei? io righf: Mrs. H, G-raoill, Mrs, E, Knurggnx
Mrs. VF, Visser, presidenfp Miss J. James, Siandingi Mrs, L.
Cuddrngion, Mrs. R. Flanders, Mrs, T, Siervelor, Mr, F.
Mrs. E, Hi ens at woflz in rhe cafeteria kitchen png
Knutson, Mrs, H.
EnroXXrnen'r . . . YeXXow sXKps . . . The Kong arduous
year begXns . . . Busy srudenrs s'rar'r ro arnass honor
poKnrs . . . Fhsr honor rod announced . . . Darn!
X rnKssed Pr by one "C" . . . "Vere for Pomeu . . .
H you vore For Vandy, everyrhRnq'KX be dandy!" . . .
Conqra'ruXarXons, Don . . . Goodbye, Don . . . Hovfs
We dass song Corning, Can And 'r'nen ar Xasr,
' hr . . . Pornp and Circurnsiance . .
'NpKNRrxq Siuderwi Pxcrdevemenk 'rn the haw-5 of academics
and arhhehcs are the three prns pkjured 'oeXow. Leik Ko
They arei The korch of The Jurrror Honor Sodewl khe
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class were well administered by treasurer Jack Ripslra.
Above: Senior class commiflee heads, Sealed: E, Barnum, E. Slegmier,
E A berda. Srandingz L. Vanden Bouf, E. De Neuf, D. Brabb, M. AMieras,
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THE CLASS OF l945
Blue 'liclcel candidales, Donald Pollie, Joe Vogl,
Mar Davey. and Jack Ripslra were elecled as lhe
class ol '45's presidenl, vice-presidenl, secrelary,
and lreasurer respeclively.
Thar grand comedy, "Bro+her Goose," was selecled
and given lo lull houses on March 8 and 9, wilh
Peggy Allchin, Bill Tilus, Joyce lvlanning, Slewarl
Johnson and Elvira Succop in The leading roles,
supporled by Susan Anderson, Elain Dryer, Donna-
Jeanne Gilchell, Dona-Lee Smilh, Arlain Teiiema,
and Russell lvlawby.
The senior banguer was given Friday, April 27,
and many seniors alrended a parly given lor lhem
on May 4, by Junior College. '
When Presidenl Don Pollie enlered The Navy
shorrly aller lhe mid-lerm gradualion, Joe Vogl
acled as presidenl.
The class color commillee was headed by Earl De
Neul. Chairman for lhe play comrnillee was Elhe-
Bruce Vander Klipp was chairman lor lhe memorial
commillee lo choose lhe
Commillee, while lhe
class song was headed by Jeanne Livingslon.
Tiny Ellen Alberda excelled in dramaTics. She was in
The one-acT plays, Revue, Gloria, Sr. play, debaTe, a
cheerleader, and belonged To The honor socieTies, LaTin
club, Sr. Girl Reserves.
Busy and pleasanT To know was Connie Albers who
served in The Choir, Gloria, The one-acTs, The Sr. play.
and The Revue. Connie was a member oT Jr. Honor
socieTy, Girl Reserves, A.B., and LaTin club.
Gordon Alderink was a Tellow who was liked by every-
one. "Gordy" was a member oT The "C" club, The piTcher
Tor our baseball Team, and a doorman Tor The Jr. Revue.
BouqueTs To Peggy Allchin Tor her perTormance as "Hy"
in The Sr. play. Peg belonged To These clubs: LaTin, Jr.
Honor socieTy, Library, Bars and Chevrons, She was in
Gloria, Revue, debaTe, Saga, and was an R.O,T.C.
IT laughTer is a sign oT happiness, Charlene Arnmerman
was one of The happiesl' girls in The class. Kay worked Tor
The Sr. play, The Revue, and was a member oT The A.B.,
Hikers, and Spanish clubs.
ThaT smile oT Dale Anderson's is someThing To remem-
ber. This Triendly Tellow belonged To The "C" club, Bars
and Chevrons, and The baseball and Track Teams, Dale
was in The R.O.T.C. and The Revue.
SmooTh and sophisTicaTed was Susan Anderson, a per-
sonaliTy plus gal who was Co-ediTor oT The Saga, an
R.O.T.C. sponsor, in debaTe, orchesTra, Trio, AmiciTia,
A.B., LaTin, and STudenT Council. "Susy" was in The
Revue, The Sr. play, and won The Jr. High Scholarship
cup Twice and The Sr, cup once.
Richard ArmanTrouT was one oT The busiesT seniors.
Being presidenT oT The STudenT Council, in R.O.T.C., bond
salesman Tor school, and belonging To The Jr. Honor
sOcieTy, and in Gloria, Revue, and one-acTs proved This.
Philip AusTin came To us Trom CenTral in his Jr, year.
He was in The Bars and Chevrons club, on The rifle Team.
second Team TooTball, baseball, and baskeTball manager.
Taking an acTive parf in Gloria, one-acTs, Sr. play, Jr.
Revue, and The choir kepT Mary Balbach busy. This lass
was in The CourTesy squad, Jr. Honor socieTy, and The
A.B. and LaTin clubs.
JusT The riql'1T man To do The Task cheerTully was
Francis Barber, who worked Tor The Jr, Revue, Gloria, Sr.
play, band, and TooTbalI. His Triends always called him
WhaT EThelyn Barnum did she did well, as was shown in
her duTies Tor The Jr. Revue, The one-acTs, Gloria, and
The Sr. play. "Lynn" earned her leTTer in A.B. and served
on The CourTesy squad.
AnoTher wee liTTle girl oT The class who had a very
sweeT personalify was Evelyn Birdsall who served in Gloria,
one-acTs, and The Sr. play. She was a member oT The
Hikers and A.B. clubs.
A poised, reserved member oT The class came To us in
her iunior year Trom Muskegon. She worked on a com-
miTTee Tor The Sr. play and had a very high scholasTic
record. Yes, This is Marilyn BoadT.
Tom Boersma, whose special inTeresT was aviaTion, ioined
The air corps The day aTTer he graduaTed in February. Tall
dark Tom was very acTive in The Jr. and Sr. class.
Oh, how ThaT man can eaTl This spiriTed lad, George
BooTsma, came Trom Davis Tech where he parTicipaTed in
The Spring ConcerT.
Vivacious DoroThy Brabb belonged To Amiicifia. LaTin,
Bars and Chevrons, Girl Reserves, Jr. and Sr. Honor
socieTies, STuclenT Council, and debaTe. "Red" Took parT
in The one-acTs, was an R.O.T.C. sponsor, and To Top iT
OTT. co-ediTor oT The Saga.
A new addiTion To The class This year and a welcome
one was Fred Bradford. He won many new Triends here aT
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Admired by all and envied by many describes ThaT
blond hair oT Bessie Brenner's. She was an R.O.T.C. spon-
sor, vice-presidenT oT Hikers, in The one-acTs, and The
Edwin Breen, called "Ed" by his Tellow classmaTes, was
an enThusiasTic worker in The R.O.T.C. and a member oT
The Bars and Chevrons club.
Tall, blond Howard Broekema was everyonels Triend.
"Howdie" was Treasurer oT The Hi-Y, on The RegimenTal
STaTf in R.O.T.C.. presidenT oT Bars and Chevrons, in The
Jr. Revue, "C" club, and loved To play TooTball.
Friendly and cheerTul Joan Brogan worked on The
business commiTTee Tor The Sr. play, The make-up Tor The
Revue, and was an acTive member oT The Hikers club.
Norman Brown was a useTul as well as decoraTive mem-
ber oT The class. He served on The CirculaTion sTaTT, was
in The band, R.O.T.C., Hi-Y, Jr. Revue, and The TooTball
You could always Tind WalTer Bruce doing some-Thing
consTrucTive. "Wally" served Tor The Revue, Sr, play.
Gloria, was in TooTball and Track, a member oT The
CourTesy squad, STudenT council, Science, and "C" clubs.
HunTing and fishing were The chieT pleasures oT likable
Dale Bush who was in The CourTesy squad, The Jr. Honor
socieTy, The Science club, Bars and Chevrons, and
PresidenT OT The Hi-Y, secreTary oi The "C" club, and
vice-presidenT oT The Bars and Chevrons kepT Cornell
Buyze preTTy busy, besides being a member oT The Spanish
club and The CourTesy squad. "Cornie" was in The Revue.
Gloria, TooTball, Track, debaTe, and Golden Gloves.
HerberT Byers was never absenT nor Tardy. He was a
member oT The Bars and Chevrons club and one oT Those
dependable people you can always counT on.
Everyone seemed To gel' along wiTh Beverly Caminer
"O.K." Bev worked Tor The Jr. Revue, Gloria, and The
Sr. play. She was a member oT' The Hikers club.
lT you saw Gwendolee Carlberg dance in The Jr. Revue,
you would know ThaT her main inTeresTs are in ThaT special
Tield. i'Gwen" was an Echo TypisT and belonged To The
NoT every one has such beauTiTul red hair as Clara
Carr. She was a member oT The Hikers, and served on a
commiTTee Tor The Sr. play and Revue.
A mari who was all man, Lyle Carr, was quiTe an addi-
Tion To The sporTs secTion oT our class acTiviTies. He was in
band, TooTball, baseball, Hi-Y, and "C" clubs. "Lyddie"
A busy person was RoseTTa Carroll who served in The
Revue, on commiTTee Tor Gloria and The Sr. play,
orchesTra, and Sr. ushers. RoseTTa was a member oT The
LaTin, Library, and Girl Reserves clubs.
Peppy and Triendly E'izabeTh Chapin helped wiTh The
Revue, Gloria, and Sr. play and was an R.O.T.C. sponsor,
in Girl Reserves, A.B., LaTin, Jr. and Sr. Honor socieTies,
and STudenT council.
Popular because oT her pleasing personaliTy, Charmaine
Chinnow was in The Bars and Chevrons, Hikers, and LaTin
club. She served in The Choir, R.O.T.C., Gloria, and The
Donna Cooper had a pleasanT way abouT her. She was
a member of The Hikers club, The Library club, and The
Priscilla CoTa was anoTher girl who ioined The class in
her senior year. She was a reporTer Tor The Echo, and
especially inTeresTed in Typing.
Posgessor of winged feeT, popular Gordon Cornwell
belonged To The Hi-Y, The "C" club, foofball Team, and
Hi-Y baslmeTball Team. "Gordy" parTicipaTed in The Revue
and was on The Track Team.
Maxine Coleson came from Berlin High in her senior
year. She belonged To The dramaTics club, Glee club, and
4--H sewing club There. Maxine is inTeresTed in The field
Gay Paf Czwerwinslci was always ready To give us a
hand. Her ready wiT made PaT a welcome member of any
parTy. DebaTe, Girl Reserves, Library, Saga, Gloria, and
The one-acTs were her acTiviTies.
Bubbling over wiTh pep, Mary Davey was senior class
secrefary, in Gloria, Sr. play, presidenT of Girl Reserves,
in Jr. and Sr, Honor socieTies, AmiciTia, A.B., LaTin.
Library, and Horizon clubs.
Corinne De Bruine lrepT herself preTTy busy as an Echo
TypisT in her senior year. She was parficularly inTeresTed
in a commercial course. Her favoriTe sporf is bowling.
Business-like and iolly, RoberT De Bruyn was a well known
and liked member of The class. Bob belonged To The
Science and Hi-Y clubs, and was seen in Gloria, The
Revue, and The Echo-Saga slciT.
Enfhusiasfically inTeresTed in following a secreTarial
course, Jane De Fouw was on The CourTesy squad, on The
publiciTy commiTTee for The Sr. play, and a member of The
Marvin De Fouw was a maior in R.O.T.C., where his
special inTeresT lay. He was Treasurer for The Bars and
Chevrons club and on The RegimenTal sTaTT.
Small, quieT, and sweeT was our Ann Dempsey. She was
a member of The Hilcers club, CourTesy squad, and second
choir. Ann also helped wiTh Gloria and The one-acT plays.
l'haT beauTiful blond hair of HarrieT Den Boer was The
envy of many. Her inTeresT in music was shown by her
membership in The Choir. She also was in Gloria, Revue.
Hilcers, LaTin club, and Sr. Honor socie-Ty.
Those inTeresTing feaTure pages in The Saga are The
worlc of Earl De Neuf. "Spivey" was a member of The
Hi-Y, Science club, and choir, He was in Gloria, The
Revue, and The Tennis Team. Earl was inTensely inTeresTed
Alice De Shane had many inTeresTs: dancing, swimming.
bowling, slcaTing, Typing, and commercial law. Alice
belonged To The Glee club, Hilrers, Girl Reserves, and
was in Gloria and The one-acT plays.
Possessor of a sparkling personaliTy, Lois Dozema won
her leTTer and numeral in A.B. and was a member of The
Hilrers. She also was on commiTTees Tor Gloria and The
Oh, how This girl goT around! Arlene Donlrer was in
The Choir, CourTesy squad, Jr. Revue, one-acTs, and
Gloria and was a member of The Jr. Honor socieTy.
Mary Ann Drolema earned her leTTer and numeral in
The A.B. club and was a member of The Hilcers and Girl
Reserves. She was an Echo TypisT and served on The
CourTesy squad and commiTTees for The Jr. AmaTeur hour
A busy person aT CresTon was Elaine Dryer who was The
Madonna in Gloria, in The Sr. play, The Revue, news ediTor
for The Echo, The Honor socieTies, Girl Reserves, LaTin
club, AmiciTia, Library, A.B., Choir, lnTer-club council,
and winner several Times in forensics.
He wasn'T very big nor in many exTra curricular acTivi-
Ties. buT good looking Bill DuFfy seemed To lceep happy
and busy enough by being friendly and nice To everyone.
Helping wiTh The one-acT plays and Gloria, Mildred
lEkkens was The girl wiTh a loT of pep. "Millie" was a mem-
ber of The Hilcers and The Sr. Girl Reserves.
An enThusiasTic parTicipanT in The Girl Reserves, Hilcers
club, Jr. Red Cross, and Honor socieTies, Joyce Elenbaas
was also on The CourTesy squad, in debaTe and Glee club.
AlberTus Elve, called "Bud," came To CresTon Trom
Tech. Playing his TasT sTyle oT TooTball puT him in The
sporTs spoTlighT. He was in The Hi-Y and CourTesy squad.
Ferne Elwood was a iolly person To have around as she
lilces To laugh. Ferne belonged To The Glee club, helped
wiTh The Jr. Revue, and ushered Tor The Sr. play. She was
inTeresTed in The 4-H club.
Blond and always on The go was Jeanne Faasse. She
came Trom Tech in her senior year and was inTeresTed in
commercial subiecTs. Jeanne loves To eaT and bowl.
AlThough considered quieT, iT was a very nice quieTness
ThaT belonged To Wilma Ferwerda, who Took parT in The
Jr. Revue, The orchesTra, and was a Saga TypisT.
Zingl Flash! ThaT was Emma Jeanne FeuTz who iusT
whizzed by, Tull oT pep and always ready To laugh.
"Emmy" was an Echo TypisT and served on commiTTees Tor
The Sr. class parTy and Tor The play.
WiTh a real personaliTy and possessor oT ThaT "special
way." Louise Fihgerald helped in The Jr. Revue. Her
special inTeresTs were Typing and science.
One oT The quieTer girls. Norma Forner was oT service
To her school by being on The CourTesy squad, business
manager Tor The one-acTs, and on The publiciTy commiTTee
Emaiean Forse+Iund, a bundle oT pep and cheerTulness,
was in The Revue, A Cappella Choir, Jr. and Sr. Girl
Reserves, A.B. club, and Bars and Chevrons. "Ernmie" was
a sponsor Tor The R.Q.T.C. and a member oT The Girls'
A quieT and pleasanT girl in class, Carolyn Fox was in
The A cappella choir, in Gloria, and was an usher Tor The
GerTrude Fuller was very shy buf neverTheless she did
her parT. She was on The cosTume commiTTee Tor The Sr.
play and a member oT The l-lilrers club,
lnTeresTed mainly in aeronauTics, Bob Funk was ThaT well
mannered Tellow who was To be Tound aT a CourTesy squad
posT. His oTher inTeresTs lay in arT and machine shop.
Possessor oT a high scholasTic record, Donna Gelder-
bloom helped selecT The senior play. She was on The
debaTing Team, in Hilsers, STudenT Council, CourTesy
squad, LaTin, and Library clubs.
A loyal supporTer oT her class and easy To geT along
wiTh, Joyce Geldersma was a member oT The Hilcers club
and helped in The Jr. Revue. Joyce's special inTeresT was
Elaine George was a quieT member oT The class and a
good Triend To all, She was a member oT The Hilcers club
and her main inTeresT was Typing.
NoT only a wizard aT maTh buT also in baseball, of
which he was capTain, Richard Gibson was The vice-presi-
denT oT The "C" club, in The Hi-Y, STudenT Council and
The LaTin club. "Gibby" also served on The TooTball Team,
and was in The Revue.
Her duTy as The haughTy, rich "Lenore" in The Sr. play
was To arouse animosiTy and Donna Jean Gifchell did iT To
perTecTion. In real liTe. This member oT The Hilcers is noT
aT all lilce ThaT. She worked on Gloria and The one-acT
LiTTle and sweeT, DoroThy Goodfellow was an exceed-T
ingly pleasanT member oT The class. She belonged To The
Hilrers club and The Jr. Honor socieTy, was on The Echo,
in The revue, and The proud possessor oT Three perfecl
Edward Gravelyn's interests were in the machine shop
and R.O.T.C. Ed was also a member ot the Bars and
Yvonne Graves always worked with a high degree ot
sincerity as she showed in her work in the Jr. revue and
the Sr, play. She was a member ot the Latin club and
the Girl Reserves.
An ability in art iustities Virginia Growe's interest in
that subject. She was in the A cappella choir tor three
years, the Jr. revue, Gloria, and make-up committee tor
the Sr. play.
Louise Gruesbeck was anxious to excell in music. She
was an usher tor the Sr. play and especially interested in
shorthand and books.
Delighttully contented when dancing or swimming.
Marianne Haadsma came trom Davis Tech in her senior
year. She was an Echo typist.
Mariam Hall, Creston's choice tor the D.A.R, citizen-
ship award, was in the revue, Gloria, a member ot the
A.B., A cappella choir, Jr, Honor society, Echo, and
secretary ot the Junior class.
Barbara Hamilton was another member ot the class who
graduated in February. Barb was a conscientious student
and a time member ot the class.
This poised gentleman ot the Sr. class was especially
interested in the A cappella choir ot which he was a
member. Robert Hamilton was in the shepherds' quartet,
in Gloria, and served in the revue, track, and tennis,
A grand and industrious worker, Gerada Heit-z was in
the Jr. revue and helped with the Sr. play. She was very
interested in stenographic work.
Robert Hileman was a welcome member ot our class.
He was in the R.O.T.C. and Bars and Chevrons.
Geraldine Hill was always in her place at the right
time. She served taithtully on the Courtesy squad and on
committees tor the Jr. revue and the Sr. play.
Dorothy Hoeve, one ot the quieter members ot the
class, graduated in February. l-ler special interest was in
the commercial course.
A girl with a triendly smile is Maxine lzenbart. She was
in the Jr. revue, Courtesy squad, Gloria, Jr. Honor
society, Glee club, and A,B, club. Her special interests
were typing and shorthand.
"Nice to look at as well to know," describes Lorraine
Jackman who belonged to A.B., A cappella choir, Cour-
tesy squad, and the class song committee. "Lorry" also
sang the Cradle Song tor Gloria, and was in the Jr.
revue and one-acts.
Jacquelyn Jackson was another great addition to the
dramatic productions. "Jackie" was on the publicity com-
mittee tor the Sr. play, the make-up committee tor
Gloria, and one ot the Old Maids in "The Sister's
An ardent roller-skating tan, Dorothea Jerrils belonged
to the Hikers club and was on the business committee tor
the one-act plays.
Stewart Johnson, the likable, red-socked tackle on the
tootball team, was in the revue, the "C" club, and in the
Sr. play took the part ot "Wes," where he distinguished
Serving on the Courtesy squad, Jr. revue, Gloria, the
one-act plays, and other committees, Maxine Jourdan
surely was well liked. She was a member ot the Girl
AlThough she kepT a deep, dark secreT, Dawn King liked
To play The piano and sing. This small miss was a member
oT The CourTesy squad.
Everyone liked RuTh KoerT who helped wiTh Gloria, The
one-acTs, Sr. play, Jr. revue, and Sr. ushers. She was a
member oT The Girl Reserves, LaTin and l-likers clubs.
WiTh her mind always Tocused on Typing, Dorofhy
Kooiman s+ill Tound Time To be a member oT The l-likers
and A.B, clubs and To work hard on The Sr. play and in
AnoTher mid-Term graduaTe, Arlene Kryger, gave
valuable service by being an Echo TypisT and serving on
The CourTesy squad. She was a member oT The Girl
NOT being absenT nor Tardy Tor Tour years was The
record oT DoroThy Kufchinski. "PeTe" was a member oT
The Jr. l-lonor socieTy, AmiciTia, A.B., and The choir. She
helped wiTh Gloria, Sr. play, one-acTs, and worked in The
Marvin Laansma liked our class so well ThaT he Took a
"P.G." course aTTer graduaTing in February. Being capTain
oT The riTle Team and belonging To The l-li-Y, Bars and
Chevrons and The STudenT Council kepT Marv preTTy busy.
Handsome Douglas La FOFTEST, who is now in The Army
Air Corps, was a TaiThTul member of The TooTball Team,
and l-lieY. Doug was also in The Bars and Chevrons club,
an oTTicer in R.O.T.C., and Science club.
Phyllis LandsTra made many a Triend while she was here
in CresTon. She is anoTher commercially minded sTudenT
who was a member oT Girl Reserves, A.B., and Hikers
Always "rarin' To go," Margie Langeler worked dili-
gently in The Jr, revue, in The Sr. play and in A cappella
choir, and belonged To The Girl Reserves, A.B. and Hikers
AcTive in The Sr. band Tor Tour and a half years,
Clifford Lawrence was especially inTeresTed in aeronauTics
and science. "CliTT" was also a member oT The Con-
Possessor oT snappy brown eyes, Effie Lee Took parT in
Gloria, The one-acT plays, and Jr. revue. She was also in
The choir and CourTesy squad.
A valuable member oT our class was Eloise LeTTinga.
Eloise held memberships in The A.B. and LaTin clubs. She
was also secreTary oT Sr. Honor socieTy and worked on The
Sr. play and Saga.
An acTive member oT The l-li-Y was ClinTon LindhouT,
who also worked diligenTly in Jr. revue, and was one oT The
kings in Gloria. "ClinT" was also in The A cappela choir,
and an Echo-Saga circulaTion sTaTl member.
Busy Jeanne LivingsTon belonged The Saga sTaTT, The
STudenT Council, Spanish and A.B. clubs, was acTive in
Torensics, The choir, Jr. revue, Sr. play, and one-acT plays.
Being assisTanT librarian kepT Barbara Locke on her Toes.
Barb was inTeresTed parTicularly in commercial course and
was a member oT The A.B. club and Girl Reserves.
Dick Loomis, reTurned To CresTon aTTer a prolonged
absence. Dick was especially inTeresTed in baseball and
was a good dancer. l-le was always ready Tor Tun.
Philip Lucasse was a member oT The Science club,
DebaTe, and on The class memorial commiTTee. A Tormer
sTudenT aT Davis Tech, "Phil" was AssisTanT EdiTor oT Their
DoroThy LuTz had a "cracker iack" oT a smile which
carried her a long way. She was mosT inTeresTed in book-.
keeping and belonged To The Hikers club.
One oT Those rare people who are Truly beauTiTul is
Joyce Manning, who was "Peggy," The vague lovable
characTer in our Sr. play. Joyce was in The Hilcers club.
Gloria, one-acT plays, debafe, and was mosT acTive in all
Being a member oi Hikers and Girl Reserves, and
helping wiTh Gloria and Jr. revue made June Markus a
loyal class member.
A live wire oT wiT, Russell Mawby appeared in The
revue, one-acTs, Gloria, and Sr. play. He was sporTs
ediTor of The Echo, and in The band. He belonged To The
Science club, Jr. Honor socieTy, and Sr, Honor socieTy.
of which he was president
A grand sense of humor was The high mark oT Lyle
McCann's personaliTy. Lyle was a debaTer and parTici-
paTor in The exTempore division oT Torensics.
Ever since coming To CresTon, Tom McGee has been in
The sporTs limelighT. Tom made The All-ciTy TooTball
Team and was capTain oT The I945 Track Team.
Marian McKee was The busy CourTesy paTrol member
in The caTeTeria. "Mickey" worked hard as a Jr. revue
usher, in choir, on debaTe, and as a member of The
Gerald Melpolder reminded people of a shy liTTle boy
someTimes, buT a very likable and nice person. "Gerry"
was vice-presidenT oT The Science club, doorman Tor The
Jr. revue, and on The war council.
FirsT sTage co-manager To have an allgirl crew, Mary
Lou Mieras Tound her vacanT hours passing quickly as she
prepared Tor various dramaTic producTions. She was in
The revue, A.B., Girl Reserves, and on The Saga sTaTT.
Vocally giTTed co'capTain oT T'ooTball was Calvin Miller.
He was in The SchuberT club conTesT, STudenT Council.
Hi-Y, and Science club. He parTicipaTed in TooTball,
baseball, baskeTbaII, and Track. Cal was presidenf oi The
An all round good Tellow was popular Tun-loving
Wesly Miller. PresidenT oT The "C" club, co-capTain of
The TooTball Team, Hi-Y, and Co-ed council were some oT
The acTiviTies "Wes" parTicipaTed in.
Lee Moerland was one oT The Tun makers oT The senior
class and one of Those gruTT soldiers oT Herod in Gloria.
A grand girl wiTh plenTy oT pep and a nice giggle,
Donna Mol, who came Trom Tech in her senior year, is
one of Those gals wiTh more Triends Than she can counT.
Genial and good naTured Lois Mol was a deTiniTe asse-T
To her class. Lois belonged To The A.B. club and served
on The CourTesy squad, was an usher Tor The Sr. play, and
in The Jr. revue.
"On The Beam" was Oma Monroe who could always be
depended upon. Oma worked hard in The Jr. revue and
was a member oT The Hikers club.
ThaT husky soldier in Gloria was Donald Moss, who also
appeared on The TooTball Team, Jr. revue, and one-acT
plays. Don was a member oT The l-li-Y, Bars and Chevrons,
and The LaTin club.
SweeT and demure JudiTh Mulder, vice-presidenT oT The
iunior class, appeared in The revue, Gloria, The one-acTs,
choir, and The girls' sexTeT. She belonged To The Jr. Honor
socieTy, LaTin club, and AmiciTia.
ThaT long, long hair of Marilyn NewTon's was The envy
oT her many Triends. Marilyn was very good in aThleTics,
especially diving, and Took parT in The pep assembly play.
Exceedingly clever wiTh her hands. Rosemarie Nickel
was in The A.B. and Hilcers club. She also helped wiTh The
Jr. revue and was an usher for The Sr. play.
Caroline Nielsen was anoTher sTudenT who was parTicu-
larly inTeresTed in commercial subiecTs. She came from
Davis Tech in her senior year.
John NorTier was a very eTTicienT co-ordinaTor on The
War council in his senior year. John wenT ouT Tor Track
and his special inTeresTs were machine shop and gym.
ATTracTive, dark-haired Isla Mae O'Donnell belonged To
The LaTin and AmiciTia clubs and choir. She Took parT in
The revue, The one-acTs, and Gloria.
The special inTeresT oT Jack OlmsTead, now in The navy,
was sporTs, as shown by his acTiviTy on The TooTball and
baskeTball Teams. He was also in The "C" club, R.O.T.C.,
and Bars and Chevrons.
Tall, blond Terry Olson was a TooTball end, and cof
capTain oT baskeTball. "Clie" was in The Hi-Y, and
Science clubs. He is now a member oT Uncle Samis navy.
AcTive, indeed, was Neoma Oosse, a member oT AB.,
LaTin, Hikers, and Girl Reserves. "Lee" worked diligenTly
in The revue, in The choir, on The CirculaTion sTaTT.
Ellen Oosferwall is very arTisTically inclined as anyone
can Tell who has seen any of her mounTings. She aspires
To become a secreTary. Ellen was well liked by all.
Jene Overbeck, ediTor-in-chieT ol: The Echo, kepT herselT
busy in The one-acTs, Gloria, revue, and served on Co-ed
council, STudenT council, and Forensic. Jene was a mem-
ber oT The LaTin club, Girl Reserves, and Jr. Honor
Especially inTeresTed in music, Bill Palma was a member
oT The Sr. band. Bill Took parT in The Jr. revue and The
Jr. AmaTeur hour. AT presenT Bill is playing in Gene
Donna Jean PalmaTier was "ElizabeTh" in Gloria, Sr.
play, one-acTs, Torensics, choir, CourTesy squad, SchuberT
club conTesT, Echo sTaTT. She was a member oT AmiciTia,
A.B., Girl Reserves, Jr, Honor socieTy. She possessed a
lovely singing voice.
Roberi' PaTTerson was always ready Tor a good Time.
"Bob" was especially inTeresTed in machine shop.
Mary Lou PeTTiT was in STudenT council, LaTin and
Library clubs. Jr. Honor socieTy, inTer-school sTudenT
council, The revue, Gloria, The Sr. play, and Echo adver-
A newcomer To CresTon, Cornelia Phillips was, indeed.
a welcome one. "Connie's" high school career was mosT
high-lighTed by commercial subiecTs.
PresidenT oT The senior class, an officer oT The Sr. Honor
socieTy, member oT The Jr. Honor socieTy, and The receiver
oT a cihzenship award, were a Tew oT The honors ThaT came
To Don Pollie in his years aT CresTon.
Clarence PosTmus was a member of The Science club
and on The Track Team. "Jack" is a former sTudenT of
A name To maTch The girl was given To BeTTy Joy
Priddy, who really was preTTy. BeTTy served on commiTTees
Tor The one4acTs, Gloria and The Sr. play.
Norma ProcTor loved To hike: Thus, she was a TaiThTul
member of The Hikers club. Norma was in The choir and
A "Johnny on The spoT" was RoberT Quick. As presi-
denT ol' The iunior class, he worked hard in The revue.
Bob was TooTball manager, in The R.O.T.C., and held
membreship in The Hi-Y, Science, Bars and Chevrons and
Always around To do her share, Barbara Rau was prop-
erTy manager Tor The Sr. play and The one-acT plays. and
also on commiTTee Tor Gloria and The Jr, revue. "Barb"
was a member oT The A.B. club.
Doris Reed's quieT and sincere manners made her Tun
To have around. Doris was in The Jr. revue and was a
member oi The Girl Reserves.
ln line Tor a musical career is Tiny Norma Lou Reedy,
who won The SchuberT club conTesT in CresTon and who
sang "Ave Maria" Tor Gloria. She also was assisTanT
direcTor oT a one-acT play and Took an acTive parT on
The debale Tearn.
Friendliriess and sinceriTy marked Polly Richards who
was elecTed To boTh The Honor socieTies, and who was a
member oT The Saga sTaTT, Bars and Chevrons, and Horizon
clubs. "Pug" was also an R.O.T.C. sponsor and in The
LaTin club and A cappella choir.
STriving To be in The Army Nurse Corps some day,
Irene Ripley was a member oT The CourTesy squad, and
The A.B. and LaTin clubs. "Rip" served TaiThTully in The
Jr. revue, The one-acT plays, and The Sr, play.
A busy Tellow wiTh a ready blush, fhal was Jack
RipsTra, who l:epT up wiTh his duTies as Sr. Class Treasurer.
CirculaTion manager oT The Echo-Saga, and Treasurer oT
The Science club. "Rip" also belonged To The Hi-Y and
Bars and Chevrons. He was in Gloria, one-acfs, and Jr.
SedaTe and well bred was Joyce Rodamer. This girl
wiTh The preTTy, naTurally curly hair, belonged To The
Hilcers and The Girl Reserves. and was a member oT
CourTesy squad and A cappella choir.
Full oT Tun was Nancy RoesT, who was in The Jr, revue,
The Bars and Chevrons, and Biology club. Nancy was also
co-chairman Tor The I944 MiliTary Ball, being an R.O.T.C,
sponsor and The represenTaTive from CresTon.
Dark haired, darlc eyed Raymond Russell was mosT con-
TenTed when he was shooTing wiTh The riTle Team in The
R.O.T.C. Ray was a TooTball manager and a member oT
Bars and Chevrons.
June Shea was small, buT a "TighTing Irishman." Earning
her leTTer and all-ciTy honor in A.B., This energeTic
senior was on The sTage crew Tor The Sr. play and was a
member oT The LaTin and A.B. clubs.
Ralph Schoegie was The Tellow who Took care oT The
iulre box. He won his maior leTTer, belonged To The "C"
club, STudenT council, and The CourTesy squad. Ralph
was also in The one-acTs.
Ed Sherd was exTremely inTeresTed in The riTIe Team OT
The R.O.'l'.C, in which he was awarded a medal. "Ed"
was a member oT The Bars and Chevrons club.
Phyllis Sierveld proved ThaT good Things come in a liTTle
package. "Phyl" was a guieT girl, buT she was in The
A cappella choir and Girl Reserves.
lnTeresTed in all sporTs, buT especially in bowling, aT-
TracTive BeTTy SiH'erding was in The Hilcers club. BeTTy
was also a swimming devoTee.
CresTon's handsome "Voice" and aThleTe was George
Slocum who belonged To The "C" club and Hi-Y. He
worked in The Revue, Sr. play, CourTesy squad, Toofball,
baslceTball, Traclc, and The choir. He won The SchuberT
club conTesT aT CresTon.'
AnoTher music minded boy who Tran'sTerred Trom Tech
is Ted Slovinslli. He served in The band There. Since
coming here he has gained many Triends, Tor he is a
"Lovely To loolc aT" Dona Lee Smi-Th proved her dram-
aTic TalenT in The Sr. play, Jr. revue, Gloria, and The
one-acTs. She was a member oT The Jr. Honor socieTy,
Sr. ushers, and The LaTin, AmiciTia, and Horizon clubs.
Big John Smifh was an energeTic lad, being in choir,
Jr. revue, Bars and Chevrons, manager of TooTball Team,
and house manager Tor The Sr. play.
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A sweeT liTTle girl indeed was Shirley STanley who
served on The CourTesy squad. She was a member oT The
LaTin club, and The Girl Reserves.
Grand ElizabeTh STegmier belonged To The Jr. T-lonor
socieTy, Saga, Girl Reserves, Spanish club, Library club,
and won all-ciTy honors in A.B. "Liz" was in The Jr. revue,
Sr. and one-acT plays, and was school deTense sTamp
You would know ThaT Marilyn STeimle'is very Tond oT
dancing if you had seen how well she danced in The Jr.
revue. Marilyn was on The Echo sTaTT and belonged To The
Girl Reserves, l-likers, LaTin and A.B. clubs.
A sTudious buT iolly member oT The class was KaTherine
Sfellema who belonged To The CourTesy squad, The
STudenT council, The LaTin club, Sr. Girl Reserves, The Jr.
Those be-auTiTul, Triendly brown eyes oT Beverly STorz
were nice To see around school. "Bev" was in Glee club
and Jr. revue.
A Triendly Tellow was A. D. STouTiesdyk, a mid-Term
graduaTe who was a member oT The Spanish club.
Don STrong was The bashTul boy who came To our class
Trom Tech in his senior year. You could always Tind Don
aT Joppe's, his TavoriTe eaTing place.
ATTracTive was The word Tor Elvira Succop who Took
parT in The Jr. revue, one-acTs, played "Eve" in The Sr.
play, and was a member oT The A cappella choir, A.B.
club, and The Jr. Honor socieTy.
KaThleen Sullivan was one oT The nicesT, shyesT girls oT
The Sr. class. She was inTeresTed mosTly in commercial
Especially inTeresTed in a commercial course, Eleanor
Ter Molen was one oT The mosT dependable girls oT The
class. Eleanor parTicipaTed in The Jr. revue, Gloria, The
A cappella choir, and was on The CourTesy squad.
STrike up The band! Yes, iT's Donald Thayer, ThaT grand
subsTiTuTe Tor Mr. Lowe. This energeTic lad was a member
oT The band, The orchesTra, The class song commiTTee, The
Jr. revue, and The Jr. AmaTeur Hour.
"Shall l make iT sad or shall l make iT glad?" said
Arlaine Tieiema in The Sr. play. She made The audience
glad. She showed her dramaTic TalenTs. Too, in The one!
acTs and The revue. Arlaine was in A.B.
Bill TiTus had a very nice smile which he kepT in consTanT
use. This R.O.T.C, oTTicer belonged To The "C" club, The
Bars and Chevrons, and The Track Team. Bill played
"BroTher Goose" and was also a peppy cheerleader oT
Frieda Torrey was a TaiThTul member OT The CourTesy
squad who was especially Tond oT commercial subiecTs.
She had many Triends and deserved Them, Too.
June TrenT came To CresTon Trom Tech in her senior
year, She was Tond oT home economics, Took parT in The
one-acTs. and was a valuable member oT I-likers.
This gay member oT The senior class is BeTTy Truckle,
who always Tound Tun in everyThing she did. BeTTy was in
The Jr. revue, belonged To A.B., and was presidenT oT
AnoTher maThemaTically minded senior was Bernard
TuinsTra, now in The Navy. "Bernie" served on The business
commiTTee Tor The Jr. revue and was a member OT The
LaTin club. f
A swell "kid" who liked To box and golT was Lawrence
Van Assen. He hopes To be a mechanic some day.
Arfhur Vanden Bergh was a fellow who was always wifh
fhaf wide grin. "Ari" received a medal for fhe besf
R.O.T.C. privafe in fhe cify, and was in Bars and
Affracfive Lorraine Vanden Bouf fool: parf in Jr. revue.
one-acfs, Sr. play, Gloria, choir, Jr, Honor sociefy,
Reserves, Courfesy, Girls' sexfef, A.B., Saga, and Horizon
A swell sporf was Bruce Vander Klipp, presidenf of
Sfudenf council, vice-presidenf of choir, in the "C" club,
Hi-Y, Jr. revue, and Science club. "Vandy" liked baske?-
ball and excelled in if.
One of fhe few girl sfage managers was Kay Vander
Molen, fhe girl wifh fhe grand sense of humor. Kay was
on fhe Courfesy squad and was a member of fhe Horizon
club and A.B.
Fred Vanderveer was a cheerful fellow who was liked
by all. Fred Served in fhe Jr. revue, and The Sr. play.
He was a member of fhe Bars and Chevrons club, and
Cheerful and capable was William VanZalen. He was a
doorman for fhe Sr. play and a member of fhe Track
feam. When if came fo special inferesfs, Bill's were
aeronaufics and machine shop.
Vivian Vennema included among her acfivifies, fhe Sr.
and one-acf plays, fhe revue, and ushering for Gloria,
She belonged fo Sfudenf council, Hikers, and A.B.
There was no limif fo The acfivifies of Donald VerHage.
"Verg" was co-capfain of The baskefball fearn, freasurer
of Sfudenf council, vice-presiclenf of Hi-Y, in The "C"
club, baseball feam, war council, and Science club.
Jack Ver Heulen was a keen kid and a good and
loyal friend. Jack was especially inferesfed in mafhs
emafics and science, being a member of fhe Science club.
Likable Joe Vogf, vice-presidenf of fhe senior class.
fool: parf in fhe revue, belonged fo fhe "C" club, Hi-Y.
Bars and Chevrons, foofball, baskefball, and baseball
feams. Joe was freasurer of The iunior class.
Norma Von Ehr cerfainly showed her falenf in arf when
she was on fhe make-up commiffee for fhe Jr. revue.
Norma was also in fhe Hikers club.
An ardenf chemisfry sfudenf and very mechanically
minded fellow was Floyd Walsworfh. He was one of the
quiefer members of The class. '
Elaine Warfield, parficularly inferesfed in fyping. be-
longed fo fhe Hikers club, Glee club, and was on fhe
make-up commiffee for fhe one-acfs. Elaine ushered for
He's in fhe Navy now, buf you had fo wafch ouf when
Fred Wafrous, fhe class cuf-up, came around. "WaH'y"
was a iocular lad who was in foofball, baseball, Hi-Y,
and Science clubs.
Jolly Mary Weeber came fo us from Tech. Mary was
especially inferesfed in music.
A grand seamfress was Phyllis Weaver, who was infer-
esfed in clofhing. Phyllis was one of fhe quief and very
nice members of fha class.
Winning fhe Gold Tribune scholarship medal for
R.O.T.C. illusfrafes fhe menfal abilify of Arvin Wells.
He played "Saradan" in Gloria, was in fhe Jr.,revue, and
one-acfs, and excelled in forensics and arf.
Pafricia Wes'l'coH"s work in arf was very worfhwhile.
Par, a member of The Hikers club. was also inferesfed in
music and belonged 'ro fhe A cappella choir.
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iorie Weslra, a member oT The A cappella choir, Hilcers,
and The CelesTial choir Tor Gloria,
A liTTle girl wiTh a big personalily, Donna Wiefen, was
acTive in The Jr. revue, Sr. play, and CourTesy squad.
Donna was also a member of l-lilners club and Girl
The lillle girl who ran around as call-girl in Gloria was
Mary Willard. Mary belonged To A.B. and The CourTesy
Always busy Typing Tor The Echo and serving on The
CourTesy squad, Jeanelle Williams was oT greaT service To
her school and classmaTes. She was a member oT Girl
A Tiny girl wiTh a big smile and a sparkle in her eye was
Jacqueline Wollney, usually called "Jaclcie." She was a
member oT The sTage crew and Took parT in The Jr. revue.
PersonaliTy plus Mary Yonlxers worked in The Jr. revue.
in The Sr. play, in The malice, and on The CourTesy squad.
Mary belonged To The l-likers club.
iii ii A Mary Jane Ypma was always inTeresTed in her school
worlc. This very nice, quief girl belonged To The LaTin
club, The Horizon club, The CourTesy squad, and was in
,A The Jr. Honor socieTy.
5 NOT PICTURED IN THE ANNUAL
X AGNES ALKEMA DON GLASS
X JACK COLLIGAN ROGER HILEMAN
Z ROBERT CORDNER JESSE MERRYMAN
XE, DON DE MAAGD JOAN STOVER
DON ELENBAAS CLIFFORD WELLS
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Connie Albers ....,.
Gordon Alderink ......
Agnes Alkema. . .
Peggy Allchin .....,
Dale Anderson.. .
Susan Anderson .....
Dick Arman+rou+ ..
Phillip Aus+in .,..
Mary Balbach ...
Francis Barber .. .
Evelyn Birdsall ,... .
Marilyn Boad+ .... .
Doro+hy Brabb ....
Fred Bradiord. . .
Bessie Brenner... .
Edwind Breen ..
Joan Brogan . . .
Norman Brown.. ,
Wal+er Bruce ..
Beverly Caminer .,..
Clara Carr. . ..,. . ..
Lyle Carr .... ...
Rose++a Carroll ..,,
E1izabe+h Chapin. ..
Jack Colligan.. ...
Maxine Colson .
Donna Cooper.. .
Rober+ Cordner. ..
Gordon Cornwell. ..
Priscilla Co+a .,.. ...
Mary Davey .........
Corinne De Bruine..
Rober+ De Bruyn. ..
Jane De Fouw .......,
Marvin De Fouw .,....
Don De Maagd .......
Ann Dempsey .....
Harrie+ Den Boer. ..
Earl De Neu+
Alice De Shane..
Lois Doezema .........
Arlene Donker ...,..
Mary Ann Drolema.
Nor+hwood, N.E. .,., 7-4739
Hoover S+., N.E. ....
Ashland Ave., N.E.. . .7-6577
Miller Ave., N.E ..... 7-4144
Woodridge, N.E. .... 7-9205
Cur+is S+., N.E. ..... 6-7611
Livings+on Blvd. .... 7-9163
Coi+ Ave., N.E. ..... 7-2064
Nor+h Park S+. ...... 7-6941
Dale S+., N.E. ...,... 7-4540
Coi+ Rd., NE. ......, 7-7084
Hollywood S+., N.E..
R. R. No. 4, G, R..
Edgewood Ave., N.E..7-0110
Queen S+., N.E.. . ..
Spencer S+., N.E. .... 9-2957
Barne++ S+., N.E ...,. 6-1842
Ann S+., N.E. ..... ..
Wilber Dr., N.E. ...7-9658
Burr Oak S+., N.E...
Dean S+., N.E......
La+aye++e Ave., N.E.
Hollywood, N.E. ..... 7-5826
Plainiield Ave., N.E..
Calgary, N.E. ..... .
R. R. No.4 ........
R. R. 4, 3-Mile Rd...
Eas+ern Ave., N.E...
La+aye++e Ave., N.E.
Aberdeen S+., N.E...
Leonard S+., N.E.. ..
Beechwood S+., N.E..
Fores+ Ave., N.E.
Bu++alo Ave., N.E...
Por+land Ave., N.E. .
Nor+h Park S+. ....... 7-9995
Alexander S+., SE.. . .5-5731
Knapp S+., N.E .... .
Frank S+., N.W. .... ..
La+aye++e Ave., N.E..
Briggs Blvd. ........ 7-7570
Day Ave., N.E. .... ..
Nor+1'l Ave., N.E. . . ..
Burr Oak S+., N.E.. ..
1428172 P1ain+ie1d Ave., N.E.
Penn Ave., N.E.. . . ..
R. R.4, Plainfield Rd..
Leonard S+., N.E.. . ..
Dale S+., N.E. ...., ..
Burr Oak S+., N.E....
vvfighf S+., N.E. ..... 7-7410
Coi+ Ave., N.E ..,.. .
Ma+ilda S+., N.E. ....
Elaine Dryer. ..
William Du+1y .... .
Mildred Ekkens ....
Fern Elwood . 1. . ..
Jeanne Faasse. ..
Wilma Ferwerda. ..
Emma Feu+z .......
Louise Fi+zgerald. ..
Norma Forner .....
Carolyn Fox .......
Rober+ Funk .......
Donna Gelderbloorn. ..
Joyce Geldersrna ...,.. 1547
Elain George ....,,
Richard Gibson ....
Donna Jeanne Gi+che1l..
Don Glass ,,.... ...
Doro+hy Good+el1ow. ..
Edward J. Gravelyn
Yvonne Graves. ...,, .
Virginia Growe ...,
Marianne Haadsma. ..
Miriam Hall .......
Rober+ Hamil+on. .,
Gerarda Hei+z .....
Geraldine Hill ..,,.
Doro+hy Hoeve ..,,
Maxine 1zenbar+ ....
Doro+hea Jerrils ..,.
S+ewar+ Johnson. ...
Maxine Jourden.. .
Dawn King ....
Ru+h Koer+ ......
Arlene Kryger. .......
Doro+hy Ku+chinski ....
Marvin Laansma ..... .
Douglas La Fores+..
Phyllis Lands+ra ....
Dawn Mariorie Langler. 410
E1'1ie Lee ...,.... ...3346
Eloise Le++inga ........ 1361
Briggs Blvd. ..,,... .
La+aye++e Ave., N .E.
Burr Oak S+., N.E.
Walbridge S+., N.E...
Maude Ave., N.E.. ..
Carrier S+., N.E.. . . ..
R. R. No. 4, G. R....
Carrier S+., N.E.. . ..
Mason S+., N.W ,... .
Wa1nu+ S+., N.E.. . . ..
Ouirnby S+., N.E.. . ..
Swee+ S+., N.E. ..., ..
Cedar S+., N.E. .,.. ..
Palmer S+., N.E. .... .
Kendalwood Dr. .... .
Forres+ Ave., N.E.. ..
Ma+ilda S+., N.E.....
Diamond Ave., N.E...
Emerald Ave., N.E. ..
Briggs Blvd. ........ .
Ouimby S+., N.E.. . ..
Leonard S+., N.E.. . ..
Rowe Ave., N.E.. . . ..
Carrier S+., N.E.. . . ..
College Ave., N.E.. ..
Miller Ave., N.W.. ..
Coldbrook S+., N.W..9-7841
Knapp S+., N.E.. . . . .
R. R. No. 4, G. R.. 1 I6-891135
Plainfield Ave., N.E..7-3782
Plainfield Ave., N.E..
Cur+is S+., N.E. .... ..
Ouimby S+., N.E.. . ..
Carrier S+., N.E.. . ..
Revere S+., N.E. .... .
R. R. 4, 3-Mile Rd..847-F-II
Aberdeen S+., N.E.. ..
lonia Ave., N.W.. ..
Alpine Ave., N.W.. ..
Knapp S+., N.E. .... .
R. R., Bird Ave., N.E. 116-847
R. R. No. 2, Ada, Mich.
R. R. 4, Plainfield Rd..7-2569
Ann S+., N.E. ........ 9-6508
Clancy Ave., N.E.. . ..
Dorroll S+., N.E.. . ..
Burr Oak S+., N.E.. ..
Coldbrook S+., N.E...
Eleanor S+., N.E. .... .
Guild S+., N.E. ..... .
Riverview Ave., N.W..
Houseman Ave., N.E..
Clin+on Lindhou+ ....
Jeanne Livings+on. ..
Barbara Locke ......
Dick Loomis ,.,.....
Philip Roger Lucasse
Doro+hy Lu+z .......
Joyce Manning ....,
Lyle McCann .... .
Tom McGee ,,... .
Marian McKee .....
June Markus .....
Russell Mawby .....
Gerald Melpolder. ..
Jesse Merryman.. ...
Mary Lou Mieras ..
Calvin Miller. ..
Wesley Miller ....
Lee Moerland .... ...
Donna Mol ,.... ..
Lois Mol ...,.
Oma Monroe. .. .
Judi+h Mulder. . .
Marilyn New+on ...,.,.
Caroline Nielsen ....
John Nor+ier ......
Isla Mae O'Donnell.
Jack Olms+ead ......,.
Terrence Olson. ..
Neoma Oosse ..,.
Ellen Os+erwal .,..
Jene Overbeck .,., .
William Palma ....,.
Dona Jean Palma+ier..
Rober+ Pa++ison .....
Mary Lou Pe++i+ ,...
Cornelia Phillips ....
Don Pollie ......,.,..,
Clarence Pos+mus. ..
Be++y Joy Priddy .,...,
Norma Proc+or. .. ...
Rober+ Quick ......,
Barbara Rau ..........
Doris Reed .........
Norma Lou Reedy..
Polly Richards ,.....
Irene Ripley ..., .
Jack Rips+ra .....,.,
Joyce Rodamer .....
Nancy Roes+ ...A.
Ray Russell ,..., .
-:,- . -.
Arling+on S+., N.E.. ..
Pos+er Ave., N.E., . . .
Penn Ave., N.E.. . . ..
Fos+er Ave., N.E.
Penn Ave.. N.E.. . . ..
Brad+ord S+., N.E.. . ..
Graceland S+., N.E..
Leonard S+., N.E.. ..
Spring Ave., N.E.
R. R. 4, 3-Mile Rd. ..
Ball Ave., N.E. .... ..
Coi+ Ave., N.E.. . ..
Meli+a Ave., N.E.. ..
Quimby S+., N.E.. . ..
College Ave., N.E..
Cedar S+., N.E.. . . ..
College Ave., N.E..
R. R. 4, Knapp Rd..
O++awa Ave., N.W...
Coi+ Ave., N.E.. . ..
Knapp S+., N.E.
College Ave., N.E.. ..
R. R. 4, Knapp Rd..
Nor+h Ave., N.E. . ..
Marie++a S+., N.E....
Sinclair Ave., N.E. .
l'lamp+on . ...... .
Quimby S+., N.E. .
Knapp S+., N.E.. . . ..
R. R. 4 .............
Fairview Ave., N .E..
Emerald Ave., N.E.
Marywood Dr., N.E..
Hollywood S+., N.E.
Prospec+ Ave., N.E...
lonia Ave., N.E.. ..
Dale S+., N.E...
Ashland Ave., N.E...
Oueen S+., N.E.. . . ..
Cedar S+., N.E. .... ..
Oakwood Ave., N .E.
Elllie Ave., N.E.. . ..
Elmwood S+., N.E.. . ..
Spencer S+., N.E.. . ..
Knapp S+., N.E.. . . ..
R. R. No. l, Belmon+.
Swensberg Ave., N.E..
Kenwood S+., N.E.. ..
Nor+h .Ave., N.E .... .
Hollywood S+., N.E...
6-9 I 30
Effie Ave., N.E. .... ..
8-5 I 53
8-99 I 0
7-6I I I
8- I 9 I 3
6-5 I 58
7- I 846
7-95 I 7
June Shea ...... ..
Ralph Schoegie. .. ..
Edward Sherd .... ..
Phyllis Sierveld. ..
Ted Slovinski .....
Dona Lee Smi+h..
John Smi+l'i ...... ..
Shirley S+anley. ..
Eliza be+h S+egmier
Marilyn S+eimle ..
Ka+herine S+ellema.. .
A. D. S+ou+iesdyk
Joan S+over . .
Don S+rong .....
Elvira Succop .... ..
Eleanor Ter Molen
Donald G. Thayer.
William Ti+us. .. . ..
Frieda Torrey. . .
Be++y Truckle.. ...
Lawrence Van Assen.
Ar+hur Van Den Bergh
Lorraine Vanden Bou+
Bruce Vander Klipp. ..
Kay Vander Molen. ..
Fred Vander Veer.
William Van Zalen ..
Vivian Venema.. .
Don Ver l-lage .. .
Jack Ver Heulen.. .
Joe Vog+ ......... .
Norma Von Ehr ....
Floyd Walsworfh . ..
Elaine Warfield ......
Frederick Wa+rous ....
Phyllis Weaver.. .
Mary Weeber.. ..
Arvin Wells . ...l652
Pa+ricia Wes+co++ .....
Mariorie Wes+ra ......
Donna Wie+en .... .. .
Mary Willard ........
Jeane++e Williams., ..
Jacqueline Wollney. ..
Mary Yonkers ........
Mary Jane Ypma .....
James Ave., S.E. .
EorreS+ Ave., N.E.. ..
Paris Ave., N.E.
Palmer S+.. N.E. .
Swee+ S+., N.E.
Coldbrook S+., N.E.
Diamond Ave., N.E.
Mon+rose S+., N.E..
Marywood Dr., N.E...
Oakwood Ave., N.E.
Kenwood Dr., N.E...
Union Ave., N.E.. ..
Coi+ Ave., N.E. ..
Frank S+., N.W. .
lonia Ave., N.W. ..
Oakland Ave., N.E.
College Ave., N.E. .
Spencer S+., N.E.
Cole Ave., N.E.. ..
Plainfield Ave., N.E
3-9 I 81
R, R. No. 4 .... 839F4-I I6
Coi+ Rd.. N.E.
Spencer S+., N.E.
Ouimby S+., N.E. ..
Meli+a Ave., N.E.
Howland S+., N.W.
Miller Ave., N.W.
Graceland S+., N.E.
Wilber+ Ave., N.E..
Nor+h Ave., N.E.
Edgewood Ave.. N.E.
Elmwood S+., N.E..
Burr Oak S+., N.E..
R, R. 4, Plainfield
Page S+., N.E. . .
Evelyn S+., N.E. .
Oakwood Ave., N.E.
Marie++a S+., N.E.
Aberdeen S+., N.E..
S+raigh+ Ave.. N.W.
Nor+h Ave., N.E. .
Aberdeen S+., N.E..
Walnu+, N.E. ..... .
Sfoddard Ave., N.E.
Mon+rose Ave., N.E.
Coi+ Rd., N.E. ..
Paris Ave., N.E. . .
Plainfield Ave., N.E
Palmer S+., N.E. . .
Quimby S+., N.E. ..
Elmwood SI., N.E.
BuFlalo Ave., N.E. ..
6- I 208
S+andish S+., N.E.. . ..
l, We graduafe In Februarv. 2, You're lucky, Two To
one. 3. AT Iasfl 4. IO good cheers! 5. Vandy and Worsf
bofh have The ball. 6. The Tnvocafion. 7. Amici1Ia's grad-
uafion recepfion, 8. The la5+ mile! 9, "Wesley Adams!
Ah fhink you'd Ve? me do almosf anyfhln' Ah wanfedf'
IO. Susan's and Red'sl II. Seniors! I2, And more seniors!
A X nnlsmymr
THE JUNIOR CLASS
The Junior Class oT '45 sTarTed OTT wiTh a
bang by elecTing The Tollowing oTTicers: Bob
Quick, presidenT: Mildred Davis, vice-presi-
denTg DorThea Sergeant secreTary3 and Jay
When Bob Quiclc sTepped up his curricular
sTudies in February in order To graduaTe in
June, Millie Davis Tool: over The duTies oT The
The Junior AmaTeur l-lour was held on Feb-
ruary 6+h wi+h Wally De Maaqd and Millie
Davis doing a Thorough iob as MasTer and
MisTress oT Ceremonies.
Top: Bob Quick, presidenT who resigned
because he is graduaTing This year, and
Mildred Davis, who indusTriousIy under-
Took The presidenT's posiTion in February,
collaboraTe on Their ideas Tor The Junior
Cenferz ComrniTTee heads for The Junior
Revue are, leTT To righT, Wallie De Maagd,
George Sfemporf, Elinor Brach, Grace
HuTTinga, and Peggy Lynch.
Lower leTT: Dorfhea Sergeanf, secreTary,
and Jay Bohn, Treasurer, Talk over The
financial success of The Junior Revue.
The lOTh Annual Junior Revue was presenTed
on April l2Th and l3Th. lncluded on The
program were 30 slciTs, dances, and acTs.
On May 25Th The Juniors TeTed The Seniors
aT The Junior-Senior Prom held in The school's
gym, Jerry STeinporT's band Turnished The
Mr. Rens, The Junior Class Advisor, sTaTed
ThaT This year proved very successful.
Delores De Blaag
Eileen Den Haufen
Norma De Fung
James De Ryke
Befly Du Bois
Jean De Graff
Doris De Maaqd
Wallie De Maagd
John De Waard
Gaylord De Young
Shirlie De Young
Lawrence Geysbeel Allena Godfrey
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members for iheRr lnX'fKa'c1on . . . BeXow 'beaming
races 'che Torch oi knowXedge is prouchy disphyed
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Sohi, M200 . . . Nohce anyihinq new? . . . My HK-Y
p1nX Have you worked your required hours in ihe
Ubrary ihXs week? . . . hh-Y'-Sr. Gin Reserve Ban-
que? . . . Arniciha, On the Air! Thanh you, Lakin
Club, fror 'che honor roh.
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The 1deaX of Cohoperakive Uvhxq Ks very ,
H135 piciure of khe H1-Y boys sdecfknq food Qor We Thanks-
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THE AMICITIA CLUB
Wilh a remarkable and memorable inilialion The
Amicilia Club commenced Their acliviries Tor Jrhis
year. Club members were in charge ol The mid-year
gradualion receplion and lhey've also raised money
lo supply The dramarics group wilh lull lenglh
The club was on The radio early This spring as
Creslon represenlalives on The Theme "To Promole
The club was headed by Elaine Dryer as president
Dorolhy Kulschinslci, vice-president Isla O'Donnell,
secrelaryp and Mary Davey, Treasurer.
Under The Guidance of Miss Margarel Appell, The
"friendship" club of Creslon presenled us wilh a
new school song - "On Down The Line". The
melody was lalcen from lhe school song of Nolre
Firsr row: D. Kulchinski, D. L. Smith, 'D. Oorn, D. Brabb, S. Arider- Second row: S. De Young, E, Dryer, D, J. Palmafier, M. Davey,
son, S. Johnson, J. Meyers. J. Mulder, J. Vander Jagf, I. Johnson, K. Hendricks, Miss Appelf.
One oT The Horizon groups aT CresTon,
The Dandy Dozen, is under The guidance
oT Mrs. Louis Goudzwaard, These girls
do many ouTsTanding Things Tor our
CommuniTy - serving aT CommuniTy
ChesT and Red Cross bangueTs, rolling
bandages OT The Red Cross, and worlc-
ing aT The hospiTals. Also. This year, The
members Took parT in an Horizon Club
STyle Show given aT T-lerpolsheimefs Tor
all high school girls.
The presidenT oT This group is Corlise
Bielow. There are no oTher oTTicers aT
The presenT Time.
WiTh Mrs. Gerald Chapin as a leader,
The oldesT l-lorizon Club aT CresTon has
spenT several evenings serving aT Com-
muniTy ChesT and Red Cross dinners.
One oT The TavoriTe aCTiviTies oT This
group was worlcing aT BuTTerworTh Hos-
piTal, six oT The Twelve serving aT leasT
Tour hours a weelc.
The group's meeTings are held aT The
home oT one oT The girls. and are usually
during dinner Time.
The oTTicers oT The group are ElizabeTh
STegmier, presidenT: Polly Richards.
vice-presidenT: and Mary Lou PeTTiT,
Above: Row l- l. Mower C Bieli-vw A. Vmwe' l'l"Ti"q A
B Goujzwaardl V. Ca'oenTe', l73--- 2 S, Wa, A. T,"l- D T
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rri-ff M. Davey, S. n.er-01. uf- 2: , naom, .
Vander Molen. J. Livirfggmn, D. J, F'a'n'3'-e1 R. Richa
THE SENIOR GIRL
The Senior Girl Reserves climaxed Their busy year
wiTh The sponsorship oT The I-li-Y Senior Girl Reserve
bangueT Tor The combined rnernbers, and also vyiTh
The yearly counTy dinner oT The Girl Reserves, aT
which The Girls' sexTeT sang.
RepresenTing CresTon on The lnTer-Club Council
This year is Elaine Dryer. lo The annual convenTion
aT The Y.W.C.A. oT Muskegon, CresTon senT Ellen
Alberda, Mary Davey, Dona Lee SmiTh, Elaine
Dryer, Mildred Davis, Lorraine Vanden BouT, and
This year's Ring Girl Group was a large one. ATTer
aTTending The lecTures and classes, The girls are
enTiTled To buy The TradiTional ring.
As a Tinal evenT, CresTonis Reserves and Union's
Girls had a combined spread aT The Y.VV.C.A. laTe
in The spring.
Below, seaTed lefr To righT: D. Lernan, J. Meyers, M, PeTTiI, E,
Alberda, J. Cornwall, D. Smith, P. Czerwinski, L, Vanden BouT, P,
Allchin, P. Richards, E, Slegrnier, Second row: E. Dryer, M. Mieras,
Y. Reeves, A. Pierson, E, McClain, L. Williarns, D. DeBlaay, E.
Brach, L, Brack, D. BuTler, D. SergeanT, D. Brabb, S. Anderson,
M, Mieras. Third row: L. Jackman, P. Fuller, P. Sobie, P. Lynch,
M. Davis, L. Cordes, M, Chance, A, Gorski, B. Goudzwaard. Fourth
row: I, JoynT, L. Wilson, I. Johnson, P, Vanden Bos, S. Johnson,
Above, leTT: lnforrnal comrniTTee picTure aT The bookcase. LeTT To
right P. Fuller, Y. Reeves, E. Alberda, E, Dryer, D. SrnlTh, J. Corn-
wall, M. Mieras, J. Webber, P, Morris, L. Vanden Bouf.
Above, right: OuT for a jolly walk are E. Alberda, S. Johnson, J.
Cornwall, D, Smifh, P. Czerwinski, D. Leman, L. ThiebouT, D. Wesorick.
Above: The officers are D. Sergeant D. DeBlaay, L. Williams, E.
Sfegrnier, J. Meyers, M. Davey, and M. PeTTiT.
F. Albers, G. Deriens, B. Vander Velde, G. Vander Linde, B. Vander-
veer, A. Locke, D. Meaderna, B. Slocum, H, Wade, J. Vander Heide.
FifTh row: M. Davis, S, Flanders, B, Calkins, B. Poland, L, Havin,
G. Fry, B. SToddard, J. Webber, M. WalTz, P. Morris, L. Kennedy,
D. Wesorick, L. ThiebouT, B. Van Valkenburg. SixTh row: M. JoynT,
J. Shaw, B, Vachon, P. Vander Linde, Y. Schrump, J, Bruce, P.
PalrnaTier, J. Houser, M. Baird, P. Gleason, M. Davey, D. PalmaTier,
B. Fuller, A. Vander Honinq, A, Jones.
Above, righlz Caught oulside on Ihe steps for an informal piclure.
Above, lell: Officers of rhis club are Lorraine Dent secrerarii
Beverly Davey, presidenlg Delores Beerlhuis, vice-president and Jean
Above: Discussing future plans in a Scene by Ihe bulletin board
in lhe main hall.
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THE JUNIOR GIRL
Junior Girl Reserve members originaled scrap books
lor lhe soldiers consislinq ol ioles and incidenls
Io suil G. I, humor, They also made many individual
favors Io help malxe recuperalinq service men lrays
Ioolf more inviling.
Qrlicers rhis year were lor 'rhe Iirsl semesler, presie
denl, Joyce Dryer: vicefpresidenl, L, Denl: secre-
lary, I-lelen I-louser: Ireasurer, Barbara Morgan.
Second semesler ohlicers are as lollovvs: Beverly
Davey as presidenri Delores Beerrhuis as vicepresi-
denli Lorraine Denl, secrelaryi and Elaine Sladl,
lvlembers ol Junior Girl Reserves also conlribuled
Io The Chinese reliel organizalion This year. The
money was parlly raised rhrouqh several doughnul
Below, row I: E, Anderson, M. De Neufy J. Frilch. H. I-louser, J. J. Barber. J, Ossinga, R. De Bryan, M, Cheesbrough, R. J, Rosel,
ryer, E. Sleidf, D. Beerlhuis. Row 2: V, Flemming, B. Hall, L. E, Alea, B, Berrevoels, J, Kurfs, D. Perry, B. Davey.
Denr, D. Ellis. G. Laansrna, M. Trieber, N. Brabb, V. Clarl. Row 3:
SCDME REFLECTICJNS of 1945
Represenfalive Cresfonifes Beffy Van
nal, CMAJ like QQ cze,1fZf09zD --
Whal' is if +ha+ makes Cresfon "+ick"? The i+'s all of +hese, and a greal' deal besides.
+hings you see are impor'I'an+, of course: we You don'+ see fhe really imporfanl' fhings
derveer an Jac Olree are caught' in
fron? of The mirror by The Saga pho
fographer, KCourfesy of De Korne's.J
wouldn'+ have any school wi+hou+ +hem.
Bul' iusl' as imporfani' is +ha+ qualify you
can'+ see. And wha+ is i+? Well, we live
wi+h il' day af+er day, ye+ probably we'd
argue violenfly as 'ro ius+ whai' if is. H"s
more real +han bricks, glass, and linoleum:
more significanl' +han foofball, senior plays,
and yearbooks - more significan+ because
in life, you know l'hem only by living fhem.
They are whai' make life "'I'ick", here, as
And so, we wanf, if we can, +o show you
These qualifies al' work here a+ Cresfon.
Because no one definiiion defines +hem
complefely, we've asked several people 'lo
give us fheir ideas on fhe subiec+.
Leff, row l: B. Ausfin, I. Ripley, N.
Oosse, H. Den Boer, D. Gelderbloom,
S. Flanders, D. Brabb, M. Peffif, E.
Alberda, P. Empie, S. Anderson,. Row
2: D. Bufler, G. Oefiens, R. Carroll,
E. Leffinga, K. Vander Molen, J.
Mulder, D. Smith, E. Dryer, J. Over-
beck, A. Vander Wall, C. Woodworth,
M. Hoover, L. Moff. Row 3: M. Davis,
B. Poland, J. Bruce, D. Meadema, G.
Gravelyn, R. Locke, P. Fuller,J.Sayles,
G. De Maagd, Row 4: D. De Vries,
R. Koerf, V. Silva, A. Pierson, M.
Mieras, J. Shaw, J. Houser, Y. Graves,
G. Whilworfh, R, Woodworfh, L. Ken-
nedy. Row 5: T, Miller, J. Gormley,
T. Van Wingen, J. Bierner, J. Morrison,
R. Howard, R. Snwifh, P, Richards, P.
Allchin, M. Davey, B, Chapin, B.
Goudzwaard, C. Bielow,
THE LATIN CLUB
The LaTin Club, lcnown To LaTin STudenTs as The "LaTina
SocieTas", sTands Tor greaT accomplishmenTs here aT
The club is in charge oT The Service Honor Scrolls and
will, aT The end oT This year, begin The "Gold STar Scroll".
Members oT The club have also Talcen names oT previous
CresTon sTudenTs now in The service and have senT cards
To Them aT holiday occasions.
As a means oT revenue Tor The club They have had many
cake and douqhnuT sales. Also They sponsored several
of The noon dances.
An ouTsTanding evenT OT The club Tor This year is The
newly adopTed iniTiaTion ceremony by which new mem-
bers are broughl' inTo The club.
Above: Douqhnu? sales were originafed by The Latin Club. Here,
Mrs. Sfowell passes ouT reireshrnenfs To The club saleswornen.
Below, lefl: J. Bierner, Treasurer: E. Alberda, presidenfg D. Brabb,
vicevpresidenlg M. PeTTi1, secrefary.
Below, riqhli M. Davis, president R. Howard, Treasurer, P. Empie,
vice-presidenh B. De Bree, secreTary.
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Group piclure on lhe sleps. Row I, lefl' To righl:
J. Davis, 6. Riemersrna, D. Kelelaar, R. Proos, G.
Cornwall, D. Smith, H. Broekema. Row 2: T. Van
Win en, G. Penske, J. Beiner, B. Kahler, B, Moroslci,
D. gibson, W. Bruce, J. Vogt Row 3: J. Vander
Molen, R. Schnieder, W, Hendricks, B. Quick, M.
Laansma, D, Mass, J. Ripslra, F, Barber. Row 4: D.
Thompson, R. Harker, E. Frey, C. Lindhouf, B. Sfeg-
mier, J. Buyze. Row 5: N. Toclc, T, Juslice, D, Heer-
ing, A. Brown, L. McClain, A. Albrechl, D. Racy,
B. Steed, Row 6: J. Command, J. Kasleline, E. De
Neul, D. Breshnahan, B. Vander Klipp, C, Miller,
D. Coles, J. Gormley, J. De Rylce, J, Sleinporf,
D. Ver Hage.
Baskel Ballers: J, Kasleline, D. Gibson, G. Cornwall,
W. Bruce. Back row: E. De Neuf, H. Brokema, W.
Hendricks, C. Buyze, L. McClain.
Above, cenler: Mr. Roberl Linden, advisor of The
A lypical Hi-Y dance afler a baskelloall game.
Opposile page, lower rlghl: An informal shol of
some of fhe club members grouped around fhe
spring sporl schedule made and given fo The school
by the Hi-Y.
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WiTh The presenTaTion oT The spring score board.
The Hi-Y ended Their year's acTiviTies. The club has
kepT Mr. RoberT Linden as TaculTy advisor.
As Their usual Thanksgiving acTiviTy, The club mem-
bers gave baskeTs oT Tood. AT Their meeTings They
had such speakers as Rev. Jenson oT Second Con-
gregaTional Church and Rev, Wimberly oT NorTh
The annual banqueT wiTh The Senior Girl Reserves
was held aT The LuTheran Church. This year's speaker
was Paul l-larris who discussed The TuTure oT Amerie
can youTh. l-lis Talk was Tollowed by discussion
OTTicers oT The club are Cornell Buyze, presidenT3
Don Ver l-lage, vice-presidenT: Howard Broekema.
Treasurer: Joe STeinporT, secreTary.
l-li-Y members were in charge oT many oT our noon
dances. AT mosT OT The baskeTball games The mem-
bers sold paddle-pops: They were in charge oT
several oT The aTTer-game dances.
The Tellows organized a baskeTball Team which sTood
high in The ciTy sTandings,
Above, row I: E. McClain, E. Brach, B, Calkins. P.
Fuller, E. Dryer, P. Peftif, D. Meadema. Row 2: D. Bufler,
R. Carroll, E. Sfegmier. P. Czerwinski, M. Davey, D.
Gelderbloom, B. Davey, Miss Schmifz. Row 3: J. Dunn,
J. Toll! D. Cooper, J. Dryer, H. Hauser, R, Van Houfe.
Cenler, Ielfz Members af work in fhe library. Shown are
D. Buvler, J. Tofl, D. Meadema, D. Gelderbloom, B.
Davey, E, Brach, E, McClain.
Below: The Club officers: D. Meadema, Treasurerg P.
Czerwinsli, secrelaryg E. Dryer, presidenfg M. Pelfif, vice-
THE L BRARY CLUB
Annual book week al Creslon was cele-
braled wilh an assembly sponsored by lhe
Library Club members. Hlnlormalion
Please" was lhe fheme, and conleslranfs
answered in fhe same manner as The well
known radio program. Elaine Dryer acfed
as misiress of ceremony.
Meelings of Jrhe club were devoled 'ro
book reviews. A+ one meeling Miss Mildred
lenhaal, English leacher, reviewed Emily
Kimbrough! novel, "l-low Dear lo My
l-lear+." Donna Meadema and Phyllis Fuller
were in charge of anolher meeling. Mary
Davey was hosless lor The annual Chrislrmas
The club was under lhe direcfion of
Elaine Dryer, president Mary Davey, vice-
presidenlq Par Czerwinslci. secrelaryi and
Donna Meadema, freasurer.
BARS AND CHEVRONS
Olllicers and sponsors oT Companies C and
D malce up The members oT This club. Here aT
CresTon The meeTings are held Thursday morn-
ings aT 8 o'cloCl4. During The course oT The
year SQT. Seigel lecTured: and club acTiyiTies
This year our club Took an acTive parT in The
annual MiliTary Ball alThough we were noT in
charge oT The a:Tual procedure.
As presidenT oT The club Marvin De liouw
dire-CTed The meeTing5: Howard Broelnema
acTed as vice-president DoroThy Brabb as
secreTary, and Cornell Buyze as Treasurer.
Ancve l'e :lac Cucefs' Lelg 'C rigw: Hcward Broelenna, pf-eiidenl
Dwarf, Brat: s-ecreramj Marvin De Fcuw, Treasurer, Cornell Buyze
Belcw le:': Re5:,l Af' Firel Marvin Laanfrra is gauqhl in The
Bella. 'iq'T. Planning lor ana disiguggrng The afriugl -wlivar, ball
Bolfcrn row: Lelr to fiqnf, B, Tietsma, P. Richaris D. Brabb, A
Wellf Tcp rw.: J. Vander Mclen, D, Anderson, B, Titus, J. Pipsrra
FirsT row' B Babb B Cha in N Roesll S De Youn C. Chin-
. .hr p , . , . g,
now, P. Allchin, P, Richards, S. Anderson.
Second row: D. KeTTelar, B. TiTus, D, Anderson, E, Doorn, G.
Buelrer, J. Bohn, E. Hansen, B. Ludwig, B. TeiTsrna.
Third row: C. Buyze, E. Breen, D. Bush, J, Srnifh, J, Ripsli-5, B,
BerrevoeTs, R. Smilh, W, Kelly, A. Vandenberg, K. Gray, J. Vogw.
R, Kahler, F. Variderve
D. Ser-nan, A, Wells, B.
Fiffh row: C. lvlellerna
T. BlandTord, D. Moss
AusTin, E. ReTerSTore, H
uw, A, Brown, H. Broekema, D. Smilh,
Fourfh row: M. De Fo
er, R. Russell, R. Quick, W. De Maagd,
R Fuller J. Vanderlxllolen R. Varner
f J. Garden, w, VolwlleV,iR. Tew, Pl
. Byers, M. Mollifer.
WiTh Miss Cleo Wood as TaculTy ad-
visor Tor This club. The Senior I'Ionor
SocieTy has devoTed iTs Time and eTTorTs
To The compleTion oT The service n'1en's
records. This has been This club's special
acTiviTy since The war began.
I-lonor SocieTy members are desig-
naTed in The spring aT The honor assem-
bly and The raTing is according To
scholasTic records and leadership.
To malce The card Tile oT service men
possible our club has sponsored several
oT our noon dances.
OTTicers oT The club are: PresidenT,
Russell Mawby: vice-presidenT, Mary
Davey: secreTary, Eloise I.eTTinga: and
Susan Anderson is novv Treasurer.
Above. Members of The socieTy.
Row I: leTT fo right: E. LeTTinga,
M. Davey. Miss Wood, R. Mawbv.
Row Z: E, Chapin, P. Richards,
I-I. Den Boer, S. Anderson, B.
Brabb, E. Alberda, E. Dryer.
Righf: Officers e IeTT To riqhT:
E. LeTTinqa, secreTaryg R, Mawbv,
president M, Davey, vice-presi-
dent, Don Pollie, Treasurer, noT
FirsT row: Miss John, G, WhiTworTh, J. Bruce, P. Empie, D. SergeanT, D. Oom, Miss Tenhaaf.
Second row: J. Ripsfra, J. Wesfra, R. Hoffius, C. Woodworfh, M. Davis, E. LeTTinqa, D. Palma-
ier rd row: R. Kahler, G. Hall, C, Lindhouf, J. Kasfeline, D. De Vries. Fourfh row: J.
Biener D. Moss, R. Wiersum. G. Melpolder, J. Ypma.
To disTribuTe The Saga annually
and The Echo bi-rnonThly and To
have charge oT The Echo-Saga sub-
scripTions were The purposes oT The
Echo-Saga CirculaTion STaTT.
Miss Mildred TenhaaT and Miss
I-Iallie John, English Teachers, have
Talcen over The duTies oT Miss
Mary WindT and Miss Marjorie
MaTThews, in acTing as The TaculTy
advisors Tor The sTaTT. Jack RipsTra
is circulaTion manager Tor The
This sTaTT of 22 members also
sends Echoes To service men who
w I: Mr, Linden, A, Van Hoven, J. B-einer, D, De Vries, S, Len'
rnan, M, Hall, Row 2' R. Slehouwer, S. Flanders, A, G-oefh-nl,
J Bruce, B. Poland, C. Wooelwerlh, M. Haadsma, M. Davis,
an Houie, B, Robinson, Row 3: M. Van Dvle, G. Wlm.vi:irl'W,
S Blasing, Y. Schrump, J. Toll, G. Clapp, M. De Neul, J.
Ffilijh, M. Djsvis. Raw -li P, Fullii M, Will: B M2A'l5'f',
J, Lewis, P, Lesse, B. Monlqorrerv, Row S' J. Houaflf, J Sm
T Van Winqen, H. Ware-rl-an o, D. Thzw-csgin, D. Manm, D. Rin
ner Q ,
., E, icin.
THE JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY
Under lhe sponsorship ol Junior Honor
Sociely members a dance was given eller lhe
Cenlral baslcelball game. The enfire proceed-
ings were in lhe hands of club members wilh
some direclion from Mr, Roberl Linden,
During lhe year lhe club also made arrange-
menls lor lhe purchase of pins Tor lhe Honor
Sociely members. The members of Junior
Honor Sociely are selecled by lheir scholaslic
rnarlcs. The sludenls musl be in upper lenlh of
Their class - and lead also in personalily,
characler, leadership, and inilialive.
Officers ol: 'rhe club are Jerry Beiner, presie
denl: Sarah Leeman, vice-presidenl: David
De Vries, lreasurer: and Ann Van Hoven,
Le-fl' An inlorninl oiclure if Son'-fi of lhi' V'Ti'V'4l3i'S on The
ifeps in front of our s:"i:i:l.
Belofv: Tre :-"'i:'-rs ye, lf? fs 'iqrlz J, Benef, Cfesdenfj
A, Van Haven, secrelarvg D, De Vries, lreasuferj S. Leaimn
vi :efore inenl.
Above, row I, left To riqhlz G, Thiel, G. Melpolder, iie, R. Slykhouse, J. Gordon, R. Schneider, J. Buyze.
D. Bush, Mr. Wood, advisory B, Vander Klipp, J, Ripslra, Row 3: G. Kasfeline, B. Cavner, W, De Maagd, G.
J. Gormley, Row Z: F. Walsworfh, R, Mawby, R, Schoeg- Penske, B. Quick, T. Blandford, E, De Neuf, J. Biener.
THE SCIENCE CLUB
"Science Club Presenls Trophy" read Ihe
Echo headlines Iasl spring and, wilh Ihar,
Creslon has a new cup Io be presenred +o Jrhe
oulslanding boy or girl in The science Iield.
Mr. Wood is sponsoring rhis movemenl in
honor of his son, and is presenling Ihe large
cup Ihar is Ihe permanenr properly of
Creslon. The smaller cup which belongs Io Ihe
winner is boughr by Jrhe club members.
For Ihe meelings of Ihe club on Thursday.
'rhe members send once a monrh Io New York
and gel experimenls Io work our on Their own,
Also, Ihey have The science Ieachers of
Cresron as speakers al rheir meelings.
Leif: Dale Bush, secrefary, Jack Rip-slra, freasurerg Gerald Melpolder
vice-presidenfg Bruce Vander Klipp, presidenl.
Below: Informal picrure of The club sfudying and wafching an experl
men? of the principles of a microscope.
u I' lasiiurraszmmmnm.
Above, lelf: A line rehearsal for a Spanish play,
Above, righl: The officers meel - Susv Sleqrnierl vicevcvsifi 4'
Kennefh Scheele, Treasurerg Y. Schrunp, secrefarvg Dina F-l
,, .,.. .... Mum.. ,,,,,.,,.--' ,-
THE SPANlSl-l CLUB
Under lhe supervision ol Miss lvlargueriie
Eness, lhe Spanish club has cen+ered ils acliv-
ilies on lurlherinq lhe sludenl inleresl in
Spanish as a subiecl.
lvleelings perlaininq To lhe language and
cusloms of 'rhe Spanish speaking counlries
have been held in Spanish.
Jeanne Livinqslon and Elizabelh Sleqmier
have charge ol +he program aclivilies ancl
Pal Palmalier is lhe Sludenl Council repre-
This club is one ol lhe lalesl clubs lo be
organized here al Creslon. ll is approximalely
lhree years old - organized in I94I.
Row I, lefl' To righl: L. Wilson, l. Joynf, M, Joynf, P, Palnnalisr, A. Dm-ns, S, Sregrnief. Row 3: P, Bard, D, Rfnnsq C. Keoig s
Y. Schrurnp, D. Palmafier, E, Sfegrnier, Row 2: G, Knulson, B, K. Schceie, J, Livinglon, E. Wildey, B. Monrgofwy.
Gcudzwaard, E. Boof, L, Van Loon, D. Robinson, P. Lernan!
, " J 'iwflf-'
The Question Is:
"WHAT MAKES CRESTON TICK ?"
And The AIISWCFS AFC!
"AchievemenI', grow+h info leadership, which
means fhe willingness fo accepf responsibilily,
fhere are my answer +o your queslion as +o
wha+ make Creslon High a going concern,"
says Joe Vogf, vice-presidenl' of lhe senior
class. "I+ seems +o me fhal if lhe sludenl
doesn'f grow and achieve, bolh he and Ihe
school are failing."
ISee pages I4 'ro 49l
"Coopera+ive living, 'rhal is, living and work-
ing logefher harmoniously for lhe good of
Ihe group seems Io me +o be prelly im-
por+an+," slales Bruce Vander Klip, presidenl'
of fhe Sludenl Council. "Learning lo gel'
along wiI'h people is very necessary Ioday. l
+hink fhe spiril of friendliness a+ Cresfon is
an indicalion fhal we are learning cooperafive
lSee pages 50 lo 67l
Says Principal H. W. Wicke'H': "ln my
opinion, loyally fo one's school and olher
social groups is exlremely imporlanf, bolh fo
l'he school and +o I'he sfudenl. I+ gives fhe
sludenl a sense of really 'belonging'g il' makes
Creslon a pleasanf place in which +o live and
ISee pages 68 Io 87l
"lf l had Io name fhe one quali+y'I'l1al makes
Creslon '+ick', my answer would have lo be
'school spiri+'," says foolball coach Gil Powers.
"The kind of spiril I mean consisfs of more
'lhan iusl backing up whal somebody else cloesg
if means geH'ing in and enfhusiasfically doing
Ihings yourself, We have +ha+ spiril al
lSee pages 88 +o IO4l
x , - 32 I K
,Q A VH A
l. Peg ln lhe aposfrophe. 2. Chrlsflan shoors al
our baslrel, buf loses. 3, Company C on parade.
4, Lucky seven, 5. House-man Field on a fine
Oclober Salurday, and Creslon has fhe ball.
6. The baseball managers repair the backslop.
7. They're usually in mohon. B. Mrs. Glenn and
On Page 67: 9. ROTC. IO. The Amicilia's re-
ceplion after the mid-year Qovnmencernenl. Il.
The Polar Bears ol lhe hardwood. IZ. Ex'Creslon4
ire, now Lieufenanf, Paul Davidson is shown The
I945 Saga by Co-edilor, Dorothy Brabb, I3. And
here we see, slandlng on Their heads, an enllre
Company of our dlgmfied R,O,T,C.
A0 sub' 'fan
. . 1 gr,
XM iiiii iiihiii
iowered io i8'? . . .
Shouici 'che voiing age be
A iopic, ior Debaiei . . . in your piaces, eyerybo y
There goes ihe assernbiy beii . . . "Hi, you rnusi do
ihose dishes!" . . . "Swinging on a Srar" iioais over
ihe eniire schooi . . . Liii ihose iegs higher, giris . . .
Deadiine 'ronighi . . . Hup, No, ihree, four . . .
Mr. Goodwin . . . Do you have a
ironii . . .
haii pass? . . .
The 'mkense Knferev on fha ia-:as of khese spectators af tl
Creskon-Chfvshan baskeYbaXX qames Neaves no doubt Hur k
ieeX'mq oi Nnst'mnKon5N LovaH-4 runs hkqh ak Cresfon,
ove r w I er o ri aay a ins, P, Fuller, D. Dryer, A, Anderson, J. Kurtz G Laansrna D Delano D De Vries T Van Winqen
Meyers D Ver Hage B Vander Kllpp S Anderson, M. Pettit, D. Brabb, G, Penske, B. Quick, R Schoegiie R Ronkerna B Gorski P Jac son
Sfeqrnier J Bruce Second row P Palrnafier L. Wilson, P. Vanden Bos,
Van Houle C Woodworth V Venema D Gelderbloom, N. Vellrnan, Below, lefl: Susan Anderson vice presidenl' and Don Ver Hage Treasurer
Ric ards P Allchin E Alberda D Beerfhuis D. Meadema, Third row: discuss The Courlesy Week assembly
Jo nf J Brown M Joynr T Cross Y Schrurnp B. Chapin M. De Neul,
ravelyn B Vanderveer D Buller J Schulfz J, Rairner, G. Knulson, Below, righl: Bruce Vander Klipp pr idenf and Mary Lou Peflif secrefary
inner R ambier Four row J. Shaw, G. Whifworlh, are looking over las? week 5 reporls
Under our new sponsor, Mr. Gerril
Wassenaar, The Sludenl Council was a
very aclive orqanizaiion working lor our
sludenls and for The orher schools
Through The lnler-Sludenl Council.
The lirsl semesler olrlicers were Dick
Armanlroul, presidenl: Wes Miller. vice-
presidenlg Pele Pellil, secrelary, and
Don Verl-laqe, lreasurer. Bruce Vander
Klipp and Susan Anderson were elecled
presidenl and vice-presideni in Felo-
ruary aller qradualion,
The proiecls ol The year were Cour-
lesy Weelc, losl and found, lnler-Sludenl
Council, Jrhe Memorial looolccases, and
B l w Conducling a Sludenr Council meering is Bruce Vander Klipp
Above row I lefT To right J Rodarrner D NieTen M, McKee, K, Vander L, Worpel, W. Perry, J, We ra R T39 r A Van Valken u
en B Wld de r er Haqe, J. RipsTra, J. B. Wiersurn, L. Vander K Va Frv or T
Vogf Mass WnndT Sidor, J. Yoma, T. Van in en ner Mc rr L
econd row P Sh lcroe A I ron Williams, E. McClain, I1 y IA Ib
Sergeanf D Palmaixer P ards V n Bour, E. Sleqmler, M. li: OWNED' hum' 'Gam 5 W Jed ' D Q Marian MF PP
e if P anden Bos H Wade hird row rn, D. L. Robinson, S. and KQV Vande' Molen
gmner B Poland Y Schrump L Mol A a, N. Musssr, J. Miers, Below, fight Caught on u c rrarirn Je s D na Lern
eaderna R olrorn H 1 rna curn C. Shay. Fourih row:
We can Thank our CourTesy Squad,
under The sponsorship oT Miss Mary
WindT, Tor our duieT halls which enables
us To worlc wiThouT disTurbance.
NoT only do The sTudenTs n1oniTor The
halls, buT during boTh lunch hours They
can be seen supervising The lunchrooms.
STudenT managers Tor each oT The
seven hours, busy as They are, have done
a wonderTul iob.
Many have worlced in The caTeTeria,
Kay Vander lvlolen and Marian McKee
being The mosT TaiThTul. Some have
helped ouTside during The noon hours,
ow row I e o rl A c M Davey M, Hall, D. Brabb, S De Neur, J. Frilch, E, Boo rr: u T Cross Fourlh row
Anderson T Blandford P Longberg J De Ryke C Lindhour, M. Laansnwa, A, Brown, B, De Bruyn, r gh a Du Bois A Jo
Buyze J Kasfelune Second row B C aom Eichohz, H. Den Boer, M. Drcrlvra, G. Akkerhuis u r I T n row Br
der M ch man av P. Lynch, F. Blvrmer, Lacie, J, Buvze, G. Fen li J Bi alx s D De Vries J Longhurs
avls man :vin s on LefTinga. Third row: J. Dunn, J. Cornwell, B. Gors T
M lzenbarl' E Barnum D Gelderbloom M Davis D. BuTler, M. Davis, M.
Above: Company C, row l, Iefl To riqhf: Maior Fuller, C. Chinriow,
N, Rviesf, M. De Fouw, J. Olrnsfed, J. Bohn, P. Allchin, S. De Young,
D. Moss, Sql. Siegel. Row 2: B, Ludoway, D. Bush, J. Kippen, D.
Heering, B. Cavner, D. Seemon, R. Antrim, P, Austin, J. Vander
Molen, H. Broekema, B. Tirus, D. La Fore-sf, D. King, L. C-merry, M,
Wierenga, L. Ponsie, J, Longhursf, R. Von Ehr, R. Posr, J. Gordon.
Top: Pracrice rnalres perfect and we're
pracricinq for our Field Day.
Cenler: Our cornr-ending officers,
Broekerna, D. La Foresf, B. Titus, M. De
Fouw, J. Olrnsled, and J. Bohn.
The sponsors are C, Chinnow, N. Roesr
P. Allchin, and S. De Young.
Bofforn: Maior Fuller and Sergeanf Siegel.
Row 3: J. Smith, C. Mellema, R. Fuller, B, Hamilfon, B. Hall
R. Slykhouse, H. Wansfon, M. PeHil', B. Tew, A. Brown, D. Van Dyke
J. Cooper, G. Mcfllymonf, J. Winfers, E. Lewiff, G. Vinfon, D, Arndf
J. Lewis, E. Breen, G. Bueker, Row 4: D, Champion, J. Ypma, J.
Visser, J. Ripsfra, B, Quick, F, Vanderveer, B. Masfers, J, Reimer,
D. Davey, B, Sfadf, R. Smith, E. Gravelyn.
Under fhe direclion of Sql. Sidney Siegel
The Creslon R.O.T.C. companies have com-
pleled a successful year wilh a war lime
field day. The companies ol Creslon are
C and D and are in lhe second loa++alion
of The Grand Rapids R.O.il'.C. organizalion.
Creslon has several senior members on
fhe regimenfal sfalll. Two are Marvin De
Fouw and Howard Broelcema wirh Jrhe rank
Above: Company D, row I, left lo righf: Maier Fuller, D. Urban-e
S Anderson, B, Brenner, D. Brabb, B, Chapin, Sgr. Siegel. Raw 2
K. Gray, A. Vanden Bergh, D. Delano, J. Rau, R, Vander Velde
E. Kee-gsfra, W, Wheeler, G. Klass-zrn, N, Van Home N. M:Derrno+r
J. Miller, W, Kelly, A, Poisson. Row 3: D. Glass, J. Anderson, Sne': J W awe I. ogenJ.-
J, Miller, G. Melpalrjef, M, Sffiirh, T, Rvsel, R. Kcicisan J. Denosef A
Sgl. Siegel also organized a rifle Ieam
Ihar held good slanding in lhe oily record.
The Ieam is made up ol Marvin Laansrna,
Edward She-rd, Howard Broelcema, Marvin
De Fouw and John Vander Molen.
Direcfor ol lhe cily's R.O.l'.C. unils is
Malor W. Fuller. This is Major Fullers
second year wilh lhe Grand Rapids bar-
P. Va"-e' M. Crt If MiDer" 'r, P Wells, P Cad, J. Miller
' I 3'3""' J Bi" yl I Hal" I9 Seuvr D. Sonnqle. Raw -1: A.
, We S J M Ile' H, Walerianrp E, Trijrngien E, Kaslef, T. Fame'
E a F P Y 3 M M Iver R. Ryssel B Berrevoefs J.
V n P H D BJ Jl D S ni 1 P D
'ul 'n :1..f L
V313 B. L.3'-, M, Vsnnen Bgsi' B T--'r-J H B,ers
I I yi VM 'ui
I f- "-e?erL"... . ff
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, 2 .,, U 1 li ,I lgli jih. B
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,Q ,gf-ge- A ' .4.28'fq',l' ggjffff.
i n -'41 ' :'T",Q 2-r.'n:g5-' -I-'2,.gg: 1
lalions. Under him Sgr. Siegel has made
our companies oulslanding in oily com-
Too: Guiue rigwll I-lop, two. Three, faux
Ce-nrer: The officers Ol Cornpan, D 3'E
D. Arrnanlraur, M. Laansrna, and C. Buvze.
Tne sponsors are B, Brenner, S. Anderson,
D. Brabb, and E. Chapin.
Bo+forn: Our riffe learn is one af rhe-
bes? in the cily of Grand Rapids, Tne
members are E. Tronnpen, E. Reflersdoff,
E. Sherd, F. Vanderve-er, P, Auslin, J.
Vande' Molen, R. Russell, H. B'aeke"a,
M. Laansrna, and B, Berrevoefs.
THE ECHO STAFF
Because ol The hard work and long
hours spenl by The slalzf of our bi-
rnonlhly newspaper, lhe Echo, This
yearls publicalion was bigger, beller,
and far exceeded all previous records
The Echo, wrillen enlirely by lhe
sludenls, was prinled for lhe lirsl
lime Jrhis year by a commercial
Credil is due Mr. John Van Krim-
pen, lacully advisor: Jene Overbeclc,
Edilor-in-Chief: Beclcy Chapin, Man-
aging Edilorg Miriam Hall, Fealure
Edilorq Dona-Jean Palmalier, Slahf
Secreraryz Russ Mawby, Sporls Edi-
lory Jack Ripslra. Circularion Man-
ager: and all sfudenls who acled as
reporlers, copy-readers, and lypisls.
Top: Jene Overbeck, edifor-in-chief of The
Above: Mary Lou Peffif, adverfising mane
agerg Jene Overbeck, edifor-infchiefg Jack
Ripsfra, circulafion manager.
Lelft M. Peffif, D. J. Palmafier, E, Chapin,
Mr. Van Krimpen, J, Overbeck, R. Mawby,
J. Ripsrra, M, Hall, E. Dryer.
Below, leff: The iournalisrn class.
Below: Mr. John Van lfrirnpen, 'advisor for
the Echo and instructor an iournalzsrn.
,Xxx , ,
THE SAGA STAFF
This year's slarf was headed by
co-edilors-in-chief, Dorolhy Brabb
and Susan Anderson. As facully ad-
visor and "Overseer-in-general" is Mr.
Merle Dawson, English Teacher.
The olher members are as follows:
Managing Edilor . i , .Joe Vogr
Business Manager . ,Waller Bruce
Under-class Edilor, . .Belly Slegmier
Clubs ...A......,... Peggy Allchin
Acrivilies ,..., Lorraine Vanden Boul
Senior Edilors ....., Jean Livingsfon
Fealure. . .... ,...,.. E arl De Neul'
Sporls Ediiors. . .Bruce Vander Klipp
Arr ........ , Dorfhea Seargenf
Facully Ediror, .. ..., Polly Richards
Saga Typisis. A. . . .Pal Czerwinslci
ENSIGN WALTER A. WOOD, JR.
NEAL J. TAMBOER
ARNOLD L. HAROREAVES
JAMES ROGER SCHUILIN6
JOHN G. VANDER OIESSEN
RALPH L. ROBERTS
HERMAN A. OOLDNER
CONTROLMAN THIRD CLASS
NORMAN E. ADDINGTON
PFC. JOHN M. VAN ESS, JR.
Above: Row I, left To right M, Vanden Bosch, G. Bafflell, R
Vanderbei, D. Glade, N. Thompson, S. Meadema, G. De Young
C. Livingslon, M. Russell, D. Thayer, D. Oom, D. B. Hall
Second row: D. Hoag, B, Du Bois, G. De Graff, E, Oorn, D
Snyder, D, Weeks, D. Hunf, T. Cross, D, Synder, B. Driflmeyer
Third row: M, Moliler, H. Biem, J. Hines, R. Randall, S. Raafz
THE CRESTON BAND
Foofball games, parades, pep assemblies, and
palriolic galherings, were buf a few of 'rhe evenls
in which our band played in I944.
Precision and excellence in marching and playing
was clearly demonslraled under lhe floodlighls al
Houseman Field and in our own school assemblies
and Spring Concerl.
Mr. Joel Lowe, conduclor and fellow lrouper of
lhe band, chose a well rounded reperloire ol music
lo delighl his audience, "Swinging on a Slar" being
'rhe mosl well lcnown.
Righf, cenfer: The band sfeps orf in formafion fo the rhylhm of
lheir own music.
Below, righl: Officers of ihe band, Sludenf conducfor, Don Thayer:
vice-presidenr, Don Sfraayerg secrefary, Dolores Oorng presidenl, Bill
Below, lelfz A shof of The band in The sfands al Housernan Field.
MA!-jim .s , V , r
1 --ie ::ff. .... ...- .. T 3.
... ,E:ii lA:.:- cx-, .ix H- I 1.
-HF I - r'V lm. , -Yfl dll-. ll?
J, De Waard, G. Teele, E. Higgens, J. Clark, J. S+einporf
Fourfh row: R. Terpslra, L. Buckhaider, B. Viergiver, B. Kosfer
P. Halsfead, G. Vander Breggen, D. Kooiman, N. Toclc, B. Sfod
dard, B. Palma. Fifth row: J. Hoogesfeger, D. Sfraayer, R
'l:AAawby,hD. Clebeck, A. Timrners, D. James, B. Sfurrus, I. Ripley
. Smil' .
ove: Our violin secrion praclices for fha Scriwg Concert,
Top, righl: Principals ol The seclions scan scne rfugiq with the
Swdenl conducfor Don Thayer Sealed: G Vande' Lingf P. Vander
Linde. Slanding: L. lWAVVlC"' E. Walters, B, SVcJ:a':.
Cenlerx righr: The new cuirvel: D Biene S. Van: C E.
McClain, PA Vander Lino-2 ew-1 R Carroll.
During ils IQ44 and l945 season, rhe Creslon
High School Orcheslra, under The able baron ol lvlr.
Joel Lowe, had an especially busy year, I+ parlici-
paled in several dramalic produclions - lhe Chrisl-
mas pageant "Gloria" and 'rhe senior play-as
well as lor lhe Library Convenlion al rhe Civic
Audiforium, The commencement exercises in January
and June, and 'rheir Spring Concerl, The slring 'rrio
played al many dinners, 'rhe commencernenl recep-
lion, and several o+her engagements. Also, a new
slring quinlel was formed.
Below, lhe ofchesffa, First violins: E Wglwfs D Eienie J De Viclas Van Lnw r e '11
Graaf, R. Carroll, E. Morris, G, Green, M Tvroer D, De Vries, Line V' L1 SC C 3 new
Second violinsi L. Minor, A, Anderson, E, Anderson! B Mc- D, Thayer e -mo u D n nel C
Allisler, P. Alkep B, Havesl Basses: E McClain C. Woodworln Trorrbcne Vo ar J' FV 'M HC
The officers are Jerry Olson, vice-presi
denl, Mary Haadsrna, secrelary-Treasurer
and Jess Merryman, president
Row l: B. Davey, S. O'Malley, R. Hari, B. Eellers,
S. Henkel, B, Monrgomery, M. De Waard, E. Van
Hoven, R, Van Houle, M, Barnum, J, Dryer, A. Vander
Honing, Row 2: A. Kinsley, P. Monrgomery, J, Toff,
S. Blasing, J. Robinellre, S. Flanders, M, Van Dyke,
M. Haadsma, G. Gravelyn, B. Bowerscx, J. Dunn,
M, De Neuf. Row 3: T, Sierveld, R. Riernersrna, A.
Vander Lean, B. Gorski, E. Klasse, D. Wafson, B.
Wiersum, G. Dafema, J. Wilson, P. Palmarier, G.
Buyze. Row 4: G. Srnifh, J. Merryrnan, J. Bekker, J.
Slryker, G. Chapin, J. Olson, D. Van Dyke, N. Van
Houfe, B. Sfeed, D. Holcomb, H. Miner.
THE SECOND CHOIR
Fulure members of our A Cappella Clmoir are llne
members ol: second clnoir.
Under rlwe direclion of Mr. Goodwin 'rliey are
singing All in llme April Evening, Rain on 'flue River,
Carry Me Back ro Tennessee, and Emilie Spirirum
Officers ol second clwoir are Jess Merrymen,
presidenrg Jerry Olson, vice-presidenl: and Mary
THE GLEE CLUB
The girls wlno are beard singing on Monday and
Wednesday ailernoon are llwe members of lbe
Girls' Glee Club.
As parl ol llieir reperloire, glee club members
are singing Tales of Vienna Woods, Rain Spirir
Flower, Dream Boal.
Mr. Goodwin was assisled by Carol l'lall, presi-
denlg Geraldine Klap, vice-presidenl, and Arlyn
are P. Bard, A. Weller, V. Kasfeline, G.
Below, row I, leff fo right B. Cook, E. Srnifh, R. B. Austin, A. Cramer, G. Klapp, B. Geldhof. Row 3:
Larnberf, B. Van Ess, M. Gabrick, D. Refersdorf, V. E. Bool, M. Davis, B. Nederveld, A. Thalcher, B.
Kasfeline, D. Robinson, A. Weller, E. Wildey. Row 2: Tickner, F. Scoff, P. Gleason, M. Olfe, P. Lincoln,
J. Tuf'fs, M. Andrews, A. Downs, G. Knufson, L. Van B. Morgan, R. Williams, S. Harris, P. Bard, H.
Loon, R. Sfehouwer, J. Grigsby, L. Price, C. Sheeclrin, Houser, E, Sfadl, J. Warrenron.
Conferrinq al The piano about H-neir music
Above, row l, left fo riglvlz N. Reedv, S. De Young, B. Baker, M
Hendricks, J. Palrnafier, P. Richards, M, Mieras, M. Willard, P. Sierveld
L. Jackman, P. Ysseldylce, V. Growe, l. Denllioulen, B. Van Dyke, L
Smilh, M. Mills, B. McCoy, E. Dryer, M. Van Dyke, M. Hall. Row 2
M. Wesfra, L. Wilson, R. Yokum, J. Rodan-lar, C. Cninnow, M. Lanqeler
Walfz, J. Waslra. E. Hansen, R. Price, B. Maheson, l. Richmond, D.
, Meaderna, M. McKee, M. Sherman, N. Oosee, C. Albe's, E. Ter Molen,
. M, Hall, D. Kufscninski, J, Sfelwouwer, M, Pererson, J Schultz, J. Vander
Jaql, D. Oorra, Row 4: L. Frede, E. De Neul, C. Lindlioul, C. Anfrim,
G. Slocum, J. Smirn, J, Williams, C. Miller, J. Fosler, W. Niehuis,
H. Den Boer, V, Rivenburg, P. Denf, L. Vanden Boul, E. Forsellund, Al. B. Tew, R. l-larnilron, B. Faasse, J, Gordon, D. Coles . rem i .
Rockwell, M. Balbach, E. Succop, J. Mulder, D. Gormley, Y, Sclirump,
M. Davey, J, Barker, I, Joynl. Row 3: J. Livingslon, G. Leflinga, M
Q J S oarl, R
Pelerson, B. Vander Klipp, J. Voshol, B. De Bruyn, J, Davis.
THE A CAPPELLA CHCDIR
This year our clioir sang willn 'flue 2.OOOAvoice
clioir al llne Civic Audiloriurn under llie direclorslwip
ol llwe well known composer and conduclor, Noble
Concerls were also given al Bellnel Reformed
Clwurclw, Second Conqreqalional Clwurclri, and Sl.
Clioir is under llwe very able direclorslwip ol Mr.
Frank Goodwin, who was assisled lirsl semesler loy
Cal Miller, presidenlz Bruce Vander Klipp, vice!
presidenl: Polly Richards. secrelary, and Bolo De
Second se-mesler officers were Miriam l-lall, presi-
de-nlq Judillw Mulder, vice-presidenlf Polly Riclwards,
secrelary: Mary Balbaclw, lreasurer.
Leif, cenfer: Mr. Goodwin in a clwaracferisfic direcling pose.
Below: Tne odicers for The enlire year are Bruce Vander Kliop, vice-
oresidenlg Miriam Hall, presidenlg Polly Richards, secrelaryg Cal
Miller, president, Judy Mulder, vice-president, Mary Ballsacn,
lreasurerg Bob De Bruyn, treasurer.
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of Ensign Waller Wood. 4, Characters from the Revue,
5. The German band also lrorn the Revue, 64 Warch
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THE SENIOR PLAY
The parls of lhe leading characlers in "Brolher
Enrers the fruclc driver Russ Mawby, as Elvira Succop,
Sfewarf Johnson, and Bill Tifus look on and wonder.
Peggy Allchin knows fhe trouble.
Goose" were by Bill Tilus as lhe brolher goose,
Jell, l-lis lloclc were: Carol, Elaine Dryer: Wes,
Slewarl Johnson: and l-lyacinlh, Peggy Allchin.
Peggy, who comes 'ro Jell's rescue, was played by
Olher members ol lhe casl' were Eve, Elvira Suc-
Cop: Lenore, Donna Gilchellq and lvlrs. Trimmer,
Dona Lee Smilh.
Compleling 'rhe casl were Helen, Susan Anderson:
Sarah, Arlaine iliieiemay and The 'rruck driver, Russell
Above: Carol, Wes, and Jeff lisfen as
Hy tries fo explain why she was play-
ing foofball in fhe coal-bin.
Cenlerz Hy eavesdrops on Jef'f's,
Peggy's, and poor poison-ivied
Lenore's lragic conversalion.
Leif: Jeff and Lenore look over fhe
plans of her new house rhaf he is
building for her on fhe lof nexf door.
Below: "Why Don'T You Fall in Love With Me?"
is 'the quesflon asked by B. Zeeryp, P, Dillenback,
S. Anderson, and 6. Gravelyn.
Cenfer: S. De Young, D. Oom. P, Empie ask
W, De Maagd, D, Parkson, and T. Blandford to
"MeeT Me in Sf. Louis!"
Righf: Sale! L. Vanden Bouf, J. Mulder, P.
Richards, and M. Davey are marked down lo
Below: "By We Seam and filflngly allired d'e P. M0rriS,
C. Hall, L. Williarns, P. Sobie, G Green, P. Enwpie
D. Oom, G. Leflinga, R. Clouse, and B. DeBree,
THE JUNIOR REVUE
Aller muclw lward work and a lol oi lun, llme Junior
Revue was presenred on April I I, IZ, I3, and was a
Besides ine slcils and group dances, oulslanding
acls were given by George Slocum, Plnyllis Denl,
Berry Sloddard, Dona Leman, Belly Zerrup, Wally
Delvlaadg, Jess lvlerryrnan and Dona Palmalier.
To Mr. Jay J. Re-ns, Junior Class Advisor, Mis-3
Lois Conrad. direclor oi skils, and Miss Keillna l-larl
mon, dance insrruclor, goes rlie credif for rlne
Above, leTT: "O come, all ye TaiThTul, ioyful and Trium-
phanT, O come ye, O Come ye To BeThIehem."
Aw.. .. .s ,
Above, righT: Saradan The Wise, Arvin Wells, Tells
ElizabeTh, Dona PalmaTier, and Obed, Dick ArmanTrouT',
The powers of his books.
Every year aT ChrisTmas Time amid music we see
re-lived The Chrislrmas sTory, "Gloria".
This beauTiTul pageanT is made possible only
Through The unired eTlorTs oT The dramaTics deparT-
menT headed by Miss Lois Conrad, The A Cappella
Choir and second choir under The direcTion oT Mr.
Franlc Goodwin, and The orc:hesTra direCTed by Mr.
Below, leTT: The ShEDhe'ds -end lings kneel reverenily
before The cradle of The ChrisT as 'ne Celestial Choir of
angels sings a lullaty,
The propheT priesT was Talcen by George Slocum,
while The oTher leads were Taken by Dona Jean
PalmeTier as ElizabeTh, Arvin Wells as Saradan of
Chaldea, and Judah, played by Dick ArmanTrouT.
The parT oT Obed was Taken by Cornell Buyze.
lvlary and Joseph were porfrayed by Elaine Dryer
and Wesley Miller, respedively.
Below, righli Efhlyn Barnum, Kay Vander Molen, and
Mary Mieras prepare The alTar for The performance,
"Q"ll3 fi'i - xis ' -Lihwwlw'
Above? The si3Ters Mclnloshx Jai:-Jueline Jaclnson and Arlen-3
Tl'?l'?V'l'75, Offer fu gel 3 n ie warm glass of bull:-rnwill ly a
man" Russ Mawby.
THE ONE-ACT PLAYS
"SisTers MclnTosh", 'Dinner Tor Two", and "l.iTTle
Darling" were presenTed This year during The lunch
hours by The dramaTics classes, under The direcTor-
ship of Miss Lois Conrad.
The leading parTs in "SisTers McInTo5h" were
played loy Arlaine Tieiema and Jacqueline Jackson
as The sisTers, and Rus5 Mawby as Their nephew.
Elvira Succop and Don Mosg lead The casT in
"Dinner Tor Two", while Dicl' ArrnanTrouT, Ellen
Alberda, and lsla O'Donneli cornple-Ted The casT.
Appearing in "LiTTle Darling" were Shirlie De
Young as liTTle darling, JudiTh Mulder, Mary Bal-
bach, Ralph Schoeggi, Arvin Vvlella and Jene Over-
Lf? Th "liT+Ie dnrlingf .lese plied Tr, Shiflie De
Young, decides to do s:wie'hinq Jboul lnig "man steal,
ing" business when sri- fi'JS Eleangq Mary Balbachx
Borrow: Elvira Succop really -Tania wealfny -wifn her Tue'
coaT. Dori Moss asls her TJ dinnDr as lsla O'Donald, The
coat check girl, llglens, T3-3
NORMAN E. ADDINGTON, JR., FC,i3C
Philippines, Ocfober 25, I944
PVT. HOWARD V. ADSIT
Europe, November 8, I942
SGT. JACOB BAKER
New Guinea, December 2, I942
PFC. JOHN BOSS
Germany, November I5, I944
FLOYD N. BROWN, MMf3C
Soufhwesf Pacific, Ocfober 29, I944
SGT. ADRIAN BUSH
Sanananda Trail, New Guinea, Novemb
PFC. JOHN W. BYRNE
Leyfe, Ocfober 22, I944
PFC. FLOYD CALKINS
Ivlefz, Germany, November I7, I944
LIEUT. LEROY W. ELLERBROOK
Ifaly or Soufh Germany, March I9, I944
PVT. HERBERT E. ERICSON
Summer of I944
PFC. HERMAN A. GOLDNER
Ifaly, March I, I9-44
LIEUT. ROBERT H. GRAVELYN
Europe, July I4, I943
SfSGT. WILBUR J. GREEN
Leyfe, March 5, I945
PFC. MELVIN HENRY HANSENS
France, April, I945
SGT. ARNOLD L. HARGREAVES
Germany, February I9, I945
JAMES R. JOHNSON, MMf3C
Pacific, May 8, I944
SGT. EDWIN JACK MATHEWS
Soufh Carolina, December 26, I942
PFC. WILLIAM F. MCCLYMONT
Germany, April I2, I945
LIEUT. JOHN J. MCGARRY
Crashed in England, April 9, I944
FLIGHT OFFICER MAURICE R. MERREN
Virginia, January 22, I944
SXSGT. WALTER H. MILLER
New Guinea, December 7, I942
SXSGT. RUSSELL B. MOLINOSKY
France, Augusf I9, I944
PVT. MAU RICE NIES
I-Iurfgen Foresf, Germany, November, I944
TKSGT. HAROLD OCHAMPAUGH
Il'aIy, April 3, I94-4
PVT. JACK ORTMAN
Leyfe, November 22, I944
PVT. THOMAS E. OTTEE
Norfh Ifaly, April I5, I94E
SGT. EARL PECK
Soufhwesf Pacific, Ocfober 8, I944
LIEUT. WILLIAM REED
Air collision over Texas
PVT. HUBERT M. RIPSTRA
Germany, March 26, I945
PFC. GERALD W. ROBERTS
Germany, April 6, I945
PFC. RALPH L. ROBERTS
France, December I4, I944
JOHN RONDA, SEAMAN 2,.f'C
OFF Soufh Africa, Ocfober 9, I942
PFC. CLAUDE B. SALIERS
Ifaly, Ocfober I9, I944
PFC. JAMES ROGER SCHUILING
Belgium, January 29, I945
PFC. EDWARD C. SPOELSTRA
France, July I8, I944
PFC. NEAL J. TAMBOER
Leyfe, November 24, I944
PVT. RAYMOND V. VICARI
Camp Pafriclc Henry, Virginia, Ocfober, I944
PFC. JOHN G. VANDER GIESSEN
Mediferranean Sea, November 26, I943
PFC. JOHN M. VAN ESS, JR.
Belgium, December 3I, I944
PFC. PAUL H. WENGER
Germany, December 27, I9-I4
PFC. EDWIN WOLBERS
Luzon, February 4, l945
PFC. RALPH L. WOOD
Soufhwesf Pacific, I944
ENSIGN WALTER A. WOOD
Soufhwesf Pacific, Ocfober I8, I944
TXSGT. PHILLIP J. ZIMMERMAN
English Channel, May I7, I943
Below, righf: Miss Lois Conrad and Mrs.
Caroline Glenn discuss sTraTegy Tor Their
debaTe and forensic classes, CenTer: A cur-
renT Topic for debaTe engrosses The inTeresT
OT N, Reedy, P. Allchin, and L. McCann, Don
Pollie, The TourTh member, is serving wiTh The
navy. Leffz E. Dryer and J. Livingslori look
over some new declamahons.
Above, leTT To righT: L, McCann, M. NewTon,
J. Houser, E. Dryer, J. Livinqsfon, A. Wells
This year our debaTe Team,
consisTing oT Peggy Allchin, Don
Pollie, Norma Lou Reedy, and
Lyle McCann, Took parT in The
TournamenT wi+h Union, EasT
Lansing, Holland ChrisTian, and
OTTawa on The guesTion oT
"Lowering The VoTing Age."
The 7Th hour debaTe class
parTicipaTed in round Table dis-
cussions wiTh CenTral, SouTh,
and also on The radio, over The
Grand Rapids Public School
Program upon The Timely sub-
iecTs oT school liTe, The news-
paper, year-book, and clubs.
ATTer much consideraTion
Miss Conrad Tinally selecTed The
Tollowing people as The winners
oT This year's speech conTesT To
represenT CresTon in The disTricT
The winners in DeclamaTion
were Joyce Dryer and l-lelen
Houser. Taking TirsT place in
The DramaTics DeclamaTion was
Elaine Dryer, wiTh Marilyn New-
Ton second. The winners in Cra-
Tory were Jeanne LivingsTon
and Arvin Wells, while in Ex-
Temporaneous, Norma Lou
Reedy was TirsT, and Lyle Mc-
Cann gained second place.
FirsT row, leff To righT: P, Allchin, P. Czer-
winski, D, Gifchell, J. Manning, D. Gelder-
bloom, D. Cooper, M. Balbach, N. Reedy.
Second row: P. Lucas, L. McCann, A. Wells,
M. Newfon, C. Buyze, M. McKee.
Ad. f - ' In 1 Cixi?
THE SENIOR USHERS
Under The able direcTion oT Mrs. Sadie
STowell, The senior ushers have direcTed
The "TraTTic" in The senior assemblies. These
ushers consisT oT senior high sTudenTs who
volunTeered To help keep order in The
crowds. The success oT our Tall pep assem-
blies and The laTer ones is enTirely due To
The eTTorTs oT These sTudenTs.
AcTing as head usher Tor This year is
Jack Anderson, who is in charge oT all posi-
THE JUNIOR USHERS
Lelfv row I, left To righf ,I E u
Bat so C rn J M f s
r vb, M. PeT-3' '1,B ha ,
E Dryer, E. Alberda. L, Carve
PeTTiT. Second row- M, Van
Williams, D. Oc Blaay, P. T ax er
Carroll, G- Gravelvn, D. Ser an
Koerf, M. Davev, S Anderson Thir W
Y. Schrurnp, L B'ai:h, E, Brain M Jc
J. Shaw, M. Davis, Baal rowi
T. BlandTord, J, Morrison, S, Bien
Van Wingen, G Fenslri, R Srni
Voshol, J, Gorrnlffy, J Anders n
Below- The senior ushers direcl n T
in The audilcriurri.
SuccessTuI assemblies do noT iusT hap- is The Junior Usher group picTured here.
pen: They are very deTiniTely planned. The Under The guidance oT Miss John The J.U.'s
group responsible Tor seaTing and Tor audi- did an excellenl' job, and deserve a greaT
Torium conducT in The iunior high assemblies deal oT connnnendaTion.
Le . Row I, IeTT To righf, Miss
John, L. Huffenga, Marv
Gormley, Eleanor Wildey, Vir-
ginia KasTeline, Gerry G-asar,
Row 2, left fo righT: Delores
McKee, Suzanne Stegrnier, B.
Benham, Shirley Van Wyk,
Norma Cambier, Marge De
NeuT, Joan Benedicf, Barbara
WieTen, K. Ver Burg, E. Dunn.
Row 3, Iefl' To righT: P.
ThiebouT, D. Harroun, A.
Broekema, J. Babb, M.Thomp'
son, B. I-Ienke.
Row 4: D. Beckwifh, B. Gorski,
R. Card, B. Hogeboorn, L.
Praciice ionighi . . . 'iaice your heimei and be ai
'che iieid by 4 . . . Siewie and his brighi red socks
. . . "C-Bei up under ihai bacicboard, Terry!" . .
Five minuie scrimmage . . . Waich Tom go over
Thai bar . . . Keep your head down: ii iengihens
your siride . . . Cracici A iine drive over ihird . . .
Five, rhiriy, ioriy, game . . . Love ser . . . How
ihose qais maine ihe pins iiy.
Codd any pkjure bekier Nusirake khe quaXKN oi Sched sphlk
than thks one whkch shows cheedeaders Tom Kerkes and
George Skeinport 'odnqlnq ic-rkh a rafker-shahnq yeXX'?
urs? row M e V C Miller co cap e n Harrison, D. La Forresl, H. Broekenna, G. Slocum, C Sorenson
Miller aptain Jo n D Ki g Secon A. Albreclif, D. Smith. Fourth row: Coach Powers, L Carr R
POLAR BEAR FOOTBALL
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eow left qrr 1ears'1lirough The Holland line
eow right C I Mille' siglils llne Holland ball
Carrier and prepa es TO sfop fha? play Cold.
CompleTing iTs second successTul season under
menTor, Gil Powers, The CresTon gridders proved To
be one oT The ciTy's sTrongesT Teams, despiTe The
loss of such boys as Joe McGee. Jaclc Moroslci,
Charles Visner, and BurT Brown oT The '43-'44 squad.
AlThough Their opponenTs barely ouTscored Them,
The Polar Bears Tinished second besT among The
grid Teams oT The ciTy, wiTh a record oT Tour wins
and Three losses.
CresTon sTarTed The season wiTh six reTurning
veTerans - Cal Miller, STewarT Johnson, Tom Mc-
Gee, Cornie Buyze, Wes Miller Joe VogT, Bud Elve,
a speedy back who was a Transfer To CresTon Trom
Davis Tech - and several oTher sTellar leTTer win'
ners. This evidence gave us reason To look Torward
To an excellenT season and The ouTcome showed
our reasoning To be well Tounded.
The TirsT Two games seemed To be somewhaT oT
STORY OF 1945
a seTbaclc, as They were losT To CenTral, 32-I2, and
CaTholic, I9-I3. BuT The Bears came back in Their
TilT againsT Union To win I2-6. The remaining Tour
games were played wiTh buT one loss - To SouTh's
STaTe Champions, I9-O, The oTher Three having re-
sulTed in CresTon's Tavor I9-O, I3-O, and 6-O againsT
Union, 0TTawa and CenTral respecTively.
CresTon congraTulaTes every Tellow on The Team
Tor playing such really good games. UnTorunaTely,
The services oT Taclcle Howard Broekema and baclc
WalTer Bruce, were losT Tor Three oT CresTon's im-
porTanT games because OT serious illness. CresTon
placed a grand ToTal oT six boys on The All-CiTy TirsT
Teams. Tom McGee Tollowed in his broTher Joes
TooTsTeps by landing a berTh on The All-CiTy TirsT
Team. Five oTher boys-Joe VogT, Cal and Wes
Miller, STew Johnson, and Lyle Carr - won second
l. There goes Harrison, VogT, and Tuffy To make
:we of This Tackle. 2. Warch om! Here comes
Carrl 3. Jam-pile. 4. Oh, oh! Which way To go
now 5 Our coaches Think it all over. 6. Carr
T es off Tc a long run. 7. G-ef him, fellows.
S, Wally halos Tha? line.
'a 1 l lil! .W4'1b3Mf
, ri 2 . arer, , mm ,R. n ry .Mi rl
Ro I lefl' To ghT R H lc J Co and Fla de s C lle
WaTrous, W, Miller. STanding: T. Olson, J. De Rylce, D. Ver Hage,
chrurnp B. Vander Klipp, B, Sack, J, Vogt
Right Co-capTains Terry Olson, o is no se'viri
in The Navy, and Don Ver Ha .
Cer-iTer: A Chflshan player arches one Towa'd Cres-
AT The opening oT,The '44-'45 baslceTball season,
CresTon's prospecTs Tor a ciTy TiTle looked very
brighT. ln TacT, The Bears showed Their sTrengTh by
winning Tive oT The TirsT eighT games played. Among
The Teams which TasTed deTeaT aT The hands oT The
Scrappy Polar Bears, were ChrisTian's Eagles and
The Union Red l-lawlcs, a TeaT which is indeed one
To be proud oT.
UnTorTunaTely The Bears losT The services oT regu-
lars Olson and VogT because oT mid-year gradua-
Tion. The eTTecT seemed somewhaT devasTaTing aT
TirsT, Tor The TirsT Two TilTs oT The second semesTer
were losT To CenTral and ChrisTian, respecTively.
BuT The Bears again came inTo Their own when They
won Their lasT Three games, climaxing The season
by deTeaTing Union's CiTy Champions, 39-3l.
ln The TournamenT play, The CresTon cagers
showed admirably againsT a sTrong Muskegon Team,
being edged ouT in The Tinal period oT The TilT, 38-3 I.
DespiTe a Tew unTorTunaTe deTeaTs, The Bears
Tinished The season successTully by ranking Third in
The ciTy's Tinal sTandings.
Row I, lei? To right: G. Chapin, D. Bresnahan, C. Buyze, W. Bruce,
G. Cornwell, T. MCG-ee, R. Todd, D. Smiih, J. Rose, M, Boylan.
Row 2: C. Gravelyn, J. Canclella, J. Buyze, R. Schneider, G. Penske,
J, Foley, D. Miller, F. Billock, S. Biener, B, Barr, B. Hogendyk, C.
Carlson, D. Weeks. Row 3: J. Olree, R. Way, M, Davenporf, K.
Buyze, G. Ozinga, B. Van Rinlrlesfein, J. Olson, R. King, B. Faasse,
P Anderson M OTTe, E. Kelly, N. Vanderlvlass,
B. Fellx. FourTh row: . , .
J. Mars, E, Byker, G. Melpolder, T, Keries, C, PosThumas,
l.. gen Cen'-ef: Torn
McGee, captain of The T945 tracy Tec .
As anoTher Spring season rolls around, The Cres-
Ton Tracl4sTers Take To The cinder-paTh once more.
AbouT TiTTy boys answered The "call," The Thinclads
cl To make a name Tor
are ready and deTermine
Themselves, desp ' ' h'
iTe The lack oT experience in T us
WhaT experience The squad has, is noT Too well
disTribuTed. IT appears as IT Coach Van Wingen has
Cl T l've up To.
challenge To Tace and a recor o i
BuT he is Tully capable oT accepTing The challenge
Th iriT and scrap To go places.
and his boys have e sp
Then There is plenTy oT
in The Torm oT such speedsTers as George Slocum
maTerial in The dashes
Gordy Cornwall, Don Bresenham, and Wally Bruce.
A single veTeran, Bob Todd, reTurns Tor The halT-
mile. ln The mile, Jim De Ryke and a newco
Jack Williams, are giving promising resulTs. Cornie
Buyze and Tom McGee are The quarTer-mile hopes.
The aTore-menTioned dashmen combine To Torm
' The relays. ln The
and Diclc SmiTh are earnesTly
an excellenT combinaTion in
hurdles, Tom Keries
puTTing TorTh Their eTTorTs.
The Tield evenTs are subsTanTiaTed by The eTTorTs
oT Tom McGee in The high iump and pole vaulT,
' - d D n Bresenham
George Slocum in The shoT puT, an o
in The broad-jump.
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Row I, left lo righr: G. Kasleline, G, Alderink, D. Ver Haqe,
D. Gibson, B. Moroski, D, Loomis, and R. Harker. Row 2: Coach
Y 'ur' L ' ' .
Shrump, J. Command, L, Harrison, J. Sleinporf, B. Viergiver, R.
Proos, A. Allzrechr, R, Flanders, and R. Sfefaniak.
Wilh a weallh ol malerial relurning from lasl
year's championship leam, lhe powerful Creslon
nine appears lo be headed lor ils lhird conseculive
We look iirsl lo 'rhe pilching slalzl, which olllers
lhe services ol 'rwo veleran hurlers, Gordon Alder-
ink and Ray Flanders. These boys have plenly ol
experience on lhe mound and are looked lo as a
couple of good reasons lor an undefealed season.
On lhe receiving end, we have calcher Rog Proos
and Dick Loomis, lhe laller a lransler from Jackson.
The infield is sparked by lhe lvloroski-Command
combinalion-one which lunclioned wilh admirable
Below: -Coach Schrump wafc'-ies as cafcher Rog Proos ass mes
skill in lhe '434'44 season.
Dick Gibson, slellar lell-fielder and caplain of
lhis year's diamond squad, heads lhe lisl of oul-
lielders. He has a powerful arm and excels in his
Olher players who will be called on lo fill lhe
vacanl posilions are Don Ver l-lage, Louie l-larrison,
Joe Sleinporl: Dale Anderson, Gerald Kasleline,
and Ray Slelaniak.
Wilh lhis scrappy bunch and The capable coach-
ing ol: l-lenry Schrump, our prediclion is 'rhal' Cres-
lon will again relain ils championship crown.
Righf: The baseball managers round fhe pilcher's mound info
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