Mercer, Eugenia “Gene”

Eugenia "Gene" Mercer 1942
Eugenia “Gene” Mercer 1942

Eugenia Mercer (“Gene”)

From the January 24, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
•Eugenia Mercer wrote articles about the Junior Class activities and “Drama and Music” in this issue of the school newspaper.
•Eugenia Mercer’s birthday is listed as on February 17.

From the September 27, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
•WHO’S WHO: Eugenia Mercer – – small and dark and soooo nice, Gene wants to become a book reviewer for any newspaper, but models on the side. A member of the Junior grade, Eugenia’s favorite sport is horseback riding, she also enjoys dancing and skating.
•Eugenia wrote the Drama & Music column for the school newspaper.

From the October 11, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
Eugenia Mercer wrote a column reviewing local drama and music shows for the school newspaper.

From the October 25, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
Eugenia Mercer wrote the Drama/Music column for this issue of the school newspaper where she reviews a “Meet The People” show featuring “Prince Charming.” She mentions that “Buddy Pepper’s dancing is terrific.” She interviews Glen Turnbull and Michael Doyle.

From the November 8, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
Eugenia Mercer wrote an article about the school elections, the local Music and Drama events, and is a reporter for the Who’s Who column.

From the January 10, 1941 Mar-Ken Journal:
Eugenia Mercer co-authored the Who’s Who column in this issue of the school newspaper.

From the Mar-Ken 1941 Yearbook, as a Junior:
Getting back to the good ole U.S.A. we have Eugenia Mercer who was born right here in sunny California on February 17. Her ambition is to be an actress on the stage. Her favorite book is “Keeper Of The Wolves”. She collects figures of horses and likes horseback riding. Her favorite song is “Stout Hearted Men”.

From the Mar-Ken 1942 Yearbook, as a Senior:
Eugenia Mercer wants to know why gum can’t be chewed in study hall, (don’t we all?), for when Kent says, “Spit it out”, she answers, “You’re kidding, of course”. She enjoys keeping the “Coo coo’s Nest”, her trailer, neat, and wishes to be an actress. She likes horseback riding and “Stout Hearted Men”, and vice-versa.