From the 1945 Mar-Ken School Yearbook, Senior Broadcast page:
DON HAUSE – Who just loves bananas with peanut butter and mayonnaise. His principle occupation is practicing the piano. Don is noted for his “De Molay” jacket. His favorite saying is “a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a”, and his greatest talent is talking in class. To become a business man is his destiny.
Senior Nicknames: House
Don was a member of Los Buenos Vecinos (The Good Neighbors, Spanish Club) in 1945.
Richard Gardner writes:
Frank Prior and me [Dick Gardner] harassing Don Hause who is in the pit that was in front of the Mar-Ken school on Franklin Avenue. It was on the east side of the building and perhaps may have provided light to Mrs. Rummel’s chemistry and physics lab that was situated in the buildings basement. Frank was probably Don’s best friend at Mar-Ken. He and Bob Haynes fought for the school championship in 1945 when boxing was the school’s sole sport. I think Bob won the fight, but really claimed during the bout that Frank was really tough. Tom Ludowitz and I were Bob’s handlers while Don Hause and, I think, Frank’s brother Walt served in the same capacity with Frank. After the bout Frank was really puffing and told me that the cigarettes really sapped his wind.
[Photo and comments from Richard Gardner – August 23, 2005]