Benton Harbor High School - Greybric Yearbook (Benton Harbor, MI)

 - Class of 1908

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HARRY YOUNG

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Our Debaters. Debating was again in evidence in the high school this past year, and the rivalry and interest 1n 1t was very great. We had intended to arrange debates between our school and others outside, and challenges were sent out to several institutions. South Haven accepted, providing satisfactory arrangements could he made, but their idea of ttsatisfaetory arrangementsh seemed to be that we should accept their decision on all points. After we had conceded both time and place. and even agreed to sacrihce a scale of markings and trust to the general impression of the judges, an unheard of proceeding in either a regular debating 0r oratorical contest, they refused to comply with our one modest request that the subject be more felicitous- 1y worded, and the debate was called Off. Between the four classes in our own school, how- ever. interesting debates took place. The first one was held in the Adelphi, on January thirteenth, and was between the Juniors and Seniors. The question, TTRe- solved. that the immigration of all people except those coming from the British 1a, F rance, Germany and , hibited? was decided in f, by the Seniors. The Win; ry Young, Flossie Wells Juniors were represented '+ Griswold and Thomas The Two weeks afterwa'r ; against the Sophomores; question was TtResol'ved, benefit to the United St taken by the Sophomores? lor and Calvin Bard, and by Harvey Summerill, H Bender. The team picked whole is made of Harry's? W ells and Lucy VVOOd been no debates lately, W's given the chance, we cou' wished to try against us. . a-v-w.1. way -



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High School Minstrels. One of the most successful events of the yea: and one which brought much glory to the high school, was the min- strel show given by the boys of the school on February 25th. The curtain rose hefore a crowded house, and the boys marched in. wear- ing the fOOt-bali sxx'ezlters of the high HARRY BROWN school and college PHANACEH MINSTREL SHOW :1 11 i1 singing t h e opening vhumx :lwumpzmied h-x' Duffy and Byersi or- vhwlm. uhich furnished the music for the evening. The xtngc whine nus that of :1 large room neatly ilnwl'nlwl xiflh pmmzmls wt mzmy high Schools and umwrsimw. lCmmeII 'liziyloi'. Ihc interlocutor, played his part like :1 professional. The ends, Calvin Bard. Paul Randall. l. 11. Bishop. Will Ihnmey. Hiarrv Brown and Warren Ikm'l. and 1h: premier ends. Robert Si- mon and Pearl Byers, did exceptionally well, never cracking a stale joke throughout the evening. The hrst part of the program consisted of popular songs: ti iNeath the Old Cherry Tree, Sweet Marie," Harry Young ;ttI,m'Saving Up My Money for a Rainy Dayf, Harry Brown; itAll I Get Here Is tMuch Obliged to Youf ,, Calvin Bard; HWo-nit You Waltz tHome, Sweet Home, With Me," Ned Anderson; ttWhat the Rose Said to Me? Lester Null; HSweet- heart Days? Harold Bostick; tTm Afraid to Come Home in the Dark," Robert Simon; ttBrother Noah Gave Out Checks for Rain? Pearl Byers; tiYovu've Got to Be American to Feel That Way? Emmett Taylor. The second part consisted of a Cornet duet by Lester Null and Harold Sessions; songs by 'the Curb- stone Quartette, composed of Harry Young, Harvey Lowe, Ned Anderson and Lester Null, who received great applause from the audience for their clever sing- ing and acting; the skillful buck and wing dancing of Harry Brown and Pearl Byers; and acrobatic feats of Roy Montford, Guy Moats and Freddie Hoffman, which called forth enthusiastic praise. Thus ended one of the best amateur entertain- ments ever given in Benton Harbor, as everyone who saw the show will tell you. Much credit is to be given to Miss Clara Fields, who played the piano at all the rehearsals and helped the boys to success. Har- ry Brown, also, is not to be forgotten, for he success- fully managed the show and turned over a neat sum of money to the foot-bal'l boys for their Bis, Which they certainly deserved. 5. MC': ,08"

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