From the 1946 Mar-Ken Intermediate and Junior High School Yearbook:
Russell Gerling is the Junior High School, Semester I Class President.
CLASS AMBITION: Russell Gerling has been a very good musician since 1938. He plays the piano. Russell has also started thinking of acting since about 1943.
P stands for peace, so good and so fine,
E stands for excellence, but it won’t rhyme;
A stands for ambition, to keep the U.N.O.
C stands for care, which we have to have you know,
E stands for enterprize, which the whole world needs;
And the U.N.O. is the water, for peace’s seeds.
— Russell Gerling.