Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Alice Wilhelm was one of the original faculty who began teaching there when the school opened. Over the years she made it a point to follow the progress of her students. Alice was a dear friend and neighbor prior to her move to Florida. She knew I was preserving HHS and other local history and left her collection to me. Alice's dedication to her craft can be seen in the graphic. She followed her students as they embarked on their careers, and dutifully recorded their deaths when they passed away.
This ambitious journalistic undertaking was short lived. It is speculation on my part, but I would bet that the budget for this high quality paper, printed on enameled glossy paper, was strained to the limit. Remember, we were in the depths of "the great depression" in the early 1930's. Within months, the "Criterion" was born. It was mimeographed, and a sad replacement for the flashy "Flash."
UNFORTUNATELY THIS GRAPHIC WILL BE DIFFICULT TO READ UNLESS YOU HAVE VERY HIGH DEFINITION ON A LARGE SCREEN.
Harry Blaze's wife, Alles Nitzsche Blaze, is a member of the class of 1954's "Club 54." Typical "Hornet" Class! These gals have kept their memories of high school years alive by having regular "get togethers." As to Alles' husband, Harry, a "tell it like it is" columnist.