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SENIOR CLASS PLAY
The Senior Class of '42 chose as their class play,HThe
High School Mystery, nThis a play-within-a-playg a mystery
comedy drama in three acts.
As the play opens, WThe House of Terror,? which is the
play-within-the-play,is being rehearsed in the high school
auditorium the night before the performance. The Hactors
come in dressed for, and acting their parts in, HThe House
of Terror.u Herbert Mason is played by John Butler,who,in
turn is played by Glenn Peterson. Throughout the rehearsal
of WThe House fof Terror,n he worries about his daughter,
Lita3who,as Florence Crowder in UThe High- School Mystery'
is played by Florence Knutson, Kathleen Karsburg plays the
part of Kathleen Russel in UThe High School Mystery,n and
she also plays the part of Jenny, the maid, who is afraid
of spooks. Shirley Nagel plays the part of Shirley Lee in
WThe High School Mysteryngand Emma Mason, Herberts sister,
in nThe House of Terror.n
As the play opens, Herbert Mason, his daughter Lita,
Jenny,and Emma come to the country house they have rented
They have some trouble getting the lights to work rand
Jenny is frightened when she sees the ghost-like dust
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SENIOR ONE-ACT PLAY
Th ne-act play uNot Quite Such a Goose,n was pre-
sented by the Senior iclass. Albert, Jerry Aresback,was
always teasing his sister Silvia, played by Florence
uson, about her sissified boy friend, played by Edgar
Meister. Albert's mother was disgusted with him because
he played with such an unruly boy, but he did not :hangs
until he met Hazel Henderson, played by Genevieve Barthel-
me. The part of Albert's mother was played by Shirley
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covers on the furniture. When the other members leave the
room, a person known as Paul enters from behind a screen.
Robert Barthelme plays this part
Reed in 1nThe High School Mystery
short time,and their conversation
for Herbert's money. The play
suddenly faints.- This brings on
coaeh,who is Natalie Erckenbrack,
Jeffries, assisstant drama coach.
real mystery. Miss Fielding calls
and also the part of Bob
W He and Emma talk a
reveals them as plotters
moves along until Lita
Miss Fielding, the drama
and Ardis Larson as Miss
This is the start of the
for Bill, the stage man-
agert This part is played by William Nelson. He comes from
behind the scenes and gets a cross-examination from Miss
Fielding as to the cause of Lita fainting. Miss Fielding
calls everyone up from the dressing room and brings forth
Bob Reed and Carl Sayles. Carleton Johnson takes .this
part. No explanation is found. This finishes the first
act of nThe House of Terror.u
Before the rehearsal of the second act starts, Mrs.
Reed, Bob's mother, comes in and causes trouble because
Miss Fielding put Florence in the part her daughter was
supposed to play. She tries to take Bob home but he
is interrupted by the
of uThc House of Ter-
ror.u Glenn Peterson plays this part. After he leaves,they
carries Florence away
The rehearsal of the second act
appearance of Jack Howard,the author
resume their rehearsal until someone
during a blackout caused by a fuse blowing out. They call
the sheriff out to hunt for Florence and, while they are
worrying over her,the sliding bookcase opens and the author
falls out. Bill looks him over and says he is dead.
When Miss Fielding looks Jack over, she finds he is
only unconscious.Just as he regains censciousness,F1crence
comes in with Sheriff Shaw,who is Edgar Meister. She tells
the sheriff to arrest Mr. Howard as he is causing all the
trouble. The sheriff, in his attempt to be brave, turns a
trying moment into a comical one. Mr. Howard explains that
it is not he who is causing all the treuble,but that it is
a maniac who is out trying to murder him. Just then, the
maniac runs outside from the back of the auditorium and
Mr. Howard and the boys pursue and capture him.
The play ends ha nil . The sheriff has his prisoner
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Florence and Carl are engaged,the mystery is solveu,every-
body is tired of excitementg and,as the curtain goes down,
the actors leave to go home for a much-needed rest.
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