Isabella Times-News

Thursday, June 10, 1943


Commencement Week in All Schools


College Graduates 1943 Class of 130

Seniors Saturday Morning June 12

High School Commencement Wednesday

Evening, June 16…..Sacred Heart Academy

Commencement Sunday Evening, June 13


Central’s 48th Commencement


   One hundred and thirty seniors at Central Michigan College of Education, will receive their diplomas, from Dr. Charles Anspach, at the forty-eighth annual Commencement exercises, Saturday morning, June 12.  The exercises will start at 10:30 a.m.

   Frank Cody, former superintendent of the Detroit public schools and a city councilman in Detroit will deliver the commencement address.  Mr. Cody, president-emeritus of Wayne university, is widely known in education circles. He has addressed Central seniors, twice before at commence exercises.

   For the commencement exercises, the Academic procession will form on College avenue, west of Govers.  The procession will move south on the campus green toward Warriner hall and the auditorium.  Chairs and benches will be placed along the center walks, reserved for parents, friends and guests of the seniors.  Only persons holding tickets to the main floor in the auditorium , will be eligible for seats to watch the procession.  The seats will not be reserved after 10:00 a.m.

Academic Procession

   In accord with correct academic form, the order of the procession arranged on the principle of rank and honor is represented in ascending order.  The order of procession is marshals, limited certificates, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Instructors, Assistant professors, Professors, President’s cabinet and Deans, and president’s party. 

   Baccalaureate exercises were conducted in the auditorium Sunday, June 6 with Dr. William P. Lemon, as the speaker.

   The annual junior-senior reception was held Friday evening, June 4, in Keeler Union and the senior swingout, Wednesday evening, June 2.  Awards were made Friday morning June 4, during the regular assembly hours, with Jennie Masters delivering the valedictory address and Margaret Logren the salutatorian’s address.

   In addition to the Mt. Pleasant seniors whose names were released last week from the college, to receive diplomas, Marie Thompson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Thompson, South College avenue and Charles Harrison, son of Mrs. Lenora Harrison, North Fancher, will receive bachelor of Science degrees.


McClusky, High School Speaker


   Commencement exercises at Mt. Pleasant high school, for the Class of 1943, will be stamped by the advent of war, as a majority of the forty-six senior boys, receive their diplomas, and leave high school days behind, to enter the armed forces of the United States.  Several fo the boys have alreadyleft for the service and many more plan to leave immediately upon graduation.

   Dr. Howard Yale McClusky, professor of Educational psychology at the University of Michigan, will deliver the Commencement address to the one hundred and four seniors, in the Mt. Pleasant high school auditorium, Wednesday evening, June 16.

   Dr. McClusky, only recently returned to the university after a two year leave of absence, which permitted him to act as Associate Director of the American Youth Commission, of the American Council of Education under Owan D. Young, and later as Associate Director of the Civilian Mobilization branch and Chief of the National Organization section of the Office of Civilian Defense, in Washington, D. C. Dr. McClusky is widely know for his interest in American youth and is regarded as outstanding in his particular field.

   Seniors will receive their diplomas from Joseph P. Carey, president of the Mt. pleasant Board of Education.

The valedictorian of the Senior class is William Theunissen and Miss Audrey Richards, is salutorian.


Vespers Sunday Afternoon


   Vespers service for the Seniors will be held Sunday afternoon, June 13 at four o’clock in the high school auditorium, with the Rev. Charles Mackenzie, minister of the Mt. Pleasant Methodist church, delivering the baccalaureate address.

   After the processional and singing of the National anthem, by the entire audience, the Rev. Wanzer Hull Brunelle, minister of the First Presbyterian church, will give the invocation.

   The a capella choir, with Delores Allswede as soloist, will sing “Jerusalem, O Turn Thee” from “Galllia” by Gounod, preceding the Reverend Mr. Mackenzie’s address and will sing “My God and I” followed by the benediction pronounced by the Reverend Mr. Brunelle, to close vespers service.

   A band concert will be presented on the front campus of the high school, at 3:15, Sunday afternoon, before the Vespers’ service, weather permitting.


1943 Graduates

   Irene J. Balint; Veronica E. Balint; Harvey E. Brien; Reginald J. Bush; Mary Louise Campbell; Charles V. Carey.

   Clyde Robert Chase; Laura Marie Chivington; Daniel George Coyne; Barbara Jeannette Crapo; Feredericka June Emmons; June Rosella Faber.

   Doris Fedcke; Dorothy Lillian Ferris; Betty Lois Figg; Joann Foltz; Jane Elizabeth Foust; Dorothy Ruth Freeman.

   Paul C. Gatrell; Naomi Delilah Gillett; Frances Mary Gastola; Helen Isabel Gover; Janet Carol Graim;

Myron Malcolm Haggart.

   Phyllis Mona Haggart; Ellen Ryzenga Hall; Virginia Lou Hall; Boyd Walter Harless; Robert W. Harless; Norma Vada Hayward.

   Margie A. Heinlein; Mary Alice Hills; Robert McKenzie Hood; Enid L. House; Genevieve D. House; George Joseph Howay.

   Alvin Gilbert Howe; Calvin J. Howe; Patricia Elain Huber; Russell Junior Huber; Evelyn Marie Jourdain; Robert T. Kennedy.

   Jack N. Keyser; Stanley Klumpp; Donna Marie Knight; Carl Kreiner; Mary Ann Kumler; Madeline lawler.

   David S. Lirones; Vivian Martin Longstreet; Anna Margaret McElhaney; Robert Ward McIntyre; Ruth Roberta McReavy; Keitha Maxine McShea.

   Paul Wandle Marsh; Eleanor May Martin; Glen William Merrill; Ada Marie Millard; Alta Rae Millard; Raymond Haldean Mills.

   Robert Ray Moore; Harold William Mullins; James Lindsay Neal; Vale Fay Ouderkirk; Joseph John Pedjac; Betty Jane Perry.

   Robert Allen Philo; Patricia Ann Preston; Pauline Reeece; Ruth Eleanor Reece; Audrey Jacqueline Richards; Emily Jo Richmond.

   Gilbert Charles Roberts, Jr.; Charles Robert Roter, Jr.; Patricia Lurline Ruble; Gloria Jean Rukenbrod; James Summerfield Ryan; Esther L. Schlafley.

   Lola M. Scribner; Robert Alvin Seiter; Elaine L. J. Slater; Patty Jane Slaughter; Vi Jean Smith; John William Siles.

   S. Kester Strain; John J. Straka; Ramona L. Strong; Lloyd Eugene Swallow; Julia Sweet; William vanZyl Theunissen.

   Margaret Jean Thurston; Irving S. Traines; Marjorie Rogene Trout; Robert Clayton Utterback; Alton J. VanHorn.

   Leonard Henry Verleger; Jack Richard Voorhees; Ronald Dean Walton; Irene Elizabeth Walz; Jean Arlee Westbrook.

   Elton Eugene Wilcox; Charles M. Wildermuth; Evelyn Marie Williams; June Elaine Wilson; Margaret Joyce Wooley.


Rev. Fr. Delehanty to Address 1943 Sacred Heart Class


   The Rev. F. Joseph B. Delehanty of Big Rapids will deliver the commencement address at the graduation exercises which will be held at the Sacred Heart academy Mt. Pleasant, on Sunday June 13, at 8:15 p.m..  The Rev. Fr. Leo Farquharson, will present the diplomas to the twenty-seven members of the graduating class.

   During the commencement program, two numbers will be sung by the girls’ choir from the Sacred Heart academy.  They will present “Jubilate Deo” by Mozart, and “Regina Coeli Jubila” by Praetorius.

   The Baccalaureate sermon will be delivered by the Rev. F. Farquharson at the nine o’clock mass, Sunday morning, June 13.  Following the mass, a breakfast for the seniors will be served in the academy auditorium.



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