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

 - Class of 1938

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PROMETI-IEAN In 1936 Virginia Owen, with the advice and aid of Mrs. Lucy Haynes, organized Prome- thean to fill a long-felt need for a literary club open to all high school girls. Under the leadership of our past presidents-Beth Scott and Virginia Owen-Promethean has grown. In the beginning the club was composed of only four members, but it has increased its membership to nine. Each year new members are elected so that there are four seniors, three juniors, and two sophomores. This year Promethean has studied drama. From outside speakers, the students have become acquainted with the history of the theatre, the drama of the Greeks, the Shakespearean drama, and the modern stage. Through informal discussions on stage artists, playwrights, and current plays, they have gained a knowledge of the modern drama. In February, Promethean went to Chicago to see "Stage Door," featuring Joan Bennett. Miss Grace Emery of the high school faculty is club adviser, and the officers are: Ann Hop- kins, presidentg Eloise Cunningham, secretary, and Mary Frances Granger, reporter. USHER CLUB Head Usher, Roy Elson, Assistant Head Usher, Betty Sunday, Adviser, Mr. Harrod. The Usher Club was organized in 1921 by Mr. Phillip Lovejoy, a member of the faculty at that time, for the purpose of selling tickets and ushering at all school events. This organization has gained a reputation for being one of the most outstanding clubs in the high school. Much credit for its success goes to Mr. Don J. Harrod, present adviser, through whose faithful efforts this reputation for the club has been achieved. At present the club has an enrollment of 60 members under the leadership of the head usher, Roy Elson. This year the club ushered at all football and basketball games, the operetta, the senior class play, the dramatics class play, and other entertainments sponsored by the high school. THE DEBATE TEAM The debate team, coached by Max Fuller, was the first one to represent Harbor High in five years. Though it had but one victory, the remarkable improvement of the members in their speak- ing ability more than justifies their claim to a successful season. Keith Lawton, George Hess, and Frances Karbadon upheld the affirmative side of the ques- tion, "Resolved that the several states should adopt the unicameral system of legislature." Though defeated by St. joe and Niles, they emerged victorious over Buchanan. The negative, upheld by Lester Tacy, Stanley Derby, and Keith Lawton, lost three close de- cisions to Niles, Buchanan, and St. joe. CARNIVAL Roy Elson and Beverly Zebell presided as king and queen over the annual high-school carni- val which is one of the high lights of the school year. Two definite purposes are behind this gala affair. The Hrst, and probably the most impor- tant, is to raise money for future chapel programs. Among these were: Arthur Ponsford, areporterg Dr. Luther Goble, a scientist who experiments with radiumg and Edna Means, a dramatic reader. The second purpose, although of lesser importance, has its own yalue. All students' are not only allowed but expected to participate in the preparation of thecarnival. All shows, with the excep- tion of the main show, which is put on by professionals, are made up entirely of students who take pride in the carnival because they themselves put it on. "Doc" Applebee's show, which has grown to be a tradition, furnishes much "umph" to the carnival. Four senior students are chosen to be the chairmen of the carnival. These chairmen in turn pick their staff to help them supervise the shows, concessions, dancing, and other forms of enter- tainment. The carnival is much work, requires weeks of toil and headaches, but a merry time is always had by all.

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STUDENT COUNCIL The Student Council, a group chosen by the student body at the annual spring election, takes an active part in the student government of Benton Harbor High School. Committees ap- pointed by the mayor take care of the chapel programs, dances and other matters. The carnival, an outstanding event of the year, was under council management. This year a new system of chosing hall police was introduced. Meetings are held once a week at which various problems are discussed. The Council con- sists of the Mayor, president of the councilg a Chief-of-policeg a Clerk, secretary of the council, and eleven aldermen-tive seniors, four juniors, and two sophomores. Mr. Semler is the faculty adviser of Student Council. Mayor ,....,....,.............. .............. R obert Stanford Chief-of-Police ......... ................,.,.,,,.,....,,..,,..,,.,........................,..,............. R ussell Patterson Clerk ...................... L. ......... ,,.. ,........,...... ......,...,... , ..,. ,,......,,......................... .......................,,,,.,..... B e tty Lutz Senior Aldermens.- ............................... Joyce Anderson, Mildred Gold, William Gridley, Robert Hall, Ann Hopkins Junior Aldermen..William Blyveis, Nancy Filstrup, Warren Hendrix. Earl Reid Sophomore Aldermen .............,,....................................,...,.... Jane Archer, Richard Van Hoeven HI-Y HI-LIGHTS OF 1937-38 To create, maintain, and extend throughout the school and community high standards of Christian character: This is the purpose of the Hi-Y. Through this current year the members have been meeting at the 'Y' to discuss topics that concern not only the members but the entire com- munitv in an attempt to build better citizens. Some of these subjects were: crime, delinquency, and philosophical ideals. The club has sent four boys to the Older Boys' Conference, live student representatives to the Hi-Y Congress, and constructed tovs for the Good Fellows' Fund during the Christmas season. By participating in the club activities the members have faced problems that will enable them to adjust themselves better in social upheavals. This is the ultimate objective of the local group. The club regrets deeply that Mr. Lancaster moved to Grand Rapids. "Ken" was a friend of all and a great guiding force of the Hi-Y. THE GIRL RESERVES The Girl Reserves is a nation-wide organization sponsored by the Y.W.C.A. This year the Girl Reserves have had many well-planned meetings which consisted of interesting talks by promi- nent people of our community on subjects of vocational guidance, on the good use of leisure time, and on hobbies. Activities were enioyed in the "Y" pool, the gvmnasium, and the banquet hall. The capable guide and adviser of this group is Miss Lillian Waldron, who made all the girls welcome tothe Girl Reserves of Benton Harbor High School. BASKETBALL SISTERS President .................... ......................... - .........,...,.........,.......,..,,............,,,.,,,,,, M ary Frances Granger ViCC-Pr9SidCr1t ............ .......,...... M argaret Holland SCCrCtary ..................... ................ B onita Preston TICZSUFCI' ............... ........................................ .......... .......................,......,... . . ,..,..........,,.......,. B a rbara Slayton , AClVlS61' ...........................,,.........,...,,...............,.........,..,....,.,,,,.,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, , ,,,,,,,,, M55 Cafolug The Basketball Sisters, an organization open to all high school girls, sold candy and frost bites at the home games between Benton Harbor and Dowagiac, Grand Haven, Holland,..Muskegon Heights, Muskegon, Saint Joseph, and Kalamazoo. They also sold balloons and magic slates with the basketball schedule on them. The club sponsored games between the "Has Beens" and the "Will Bes", and again between the "Has Beens" and the teachers. With the proceeds of these games together with the proceeds from their sales, the club was able to give a 'fswell" banquet at the Peace Temple in honor of the team. Coach George Koegan, from Notre Dame, and Earl Brown, a former star and graduate of Benton Harbor in 1935, were the speakers. Mr. J. R. Perry was toastmaster. Movies were shown of a game between New York University and Notre Dame. SIGMA LAMBDA SIGMA Sigma Lambda Sigma, the senior literary society, was made up of sixteen girls this year. They met twice a month. At each of these meetings one member of the club reported on the books written by the author whom she chose to study. Frost bites were sold at school during the noon hour. The money received from these sales was used for the purchasing of new books which will be given to the library. The oflicers of the club are: President, Martha Farwellg Vice-president, Betty Lutz, Secre- tary, Mildred Gold, Treasurer, Ann Hopkins. The adviser is Miss Hazel Harrington.

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S RIG SISTERS Lrfl to Ix'1y1ht: ftup rmm Lutz. Lxmllxolrn, Hallman. Buren. Pep- pler. Granger. Hopkins. Unn- mngham, Clark. Miller. Hoffman, Beyria. Sells. Klingerman, fnrd- dle' row' Klnek. Galmhert, Far- well, Hipshire. VVol1'e, Dtllcesller- er. Priehe, Gatehell. I.imllxerp:h. Willmeng, Urris. Moshier, Ha- worth. White, Reisehke. ffrmzt rmrf Anderson. Arent. Mensin- ger, Gold. Baxter. Miss Finley. Slalyton. Johnson. Lereh. Mlxtart. Collins. Bulwanovieh, Clnpper IYASKETHALI, SISTERS I Im!! lo Hlglhi: flop rm:-A Snyder. XYxsslet'. Beneflix. Farter, Loe- seher. Glek. Vassidy, Tanner. lmnizilw ron" llipshire, Foley. H. Arm-her. Hammond. A. Miller. XV1-luster. Farley, Berndt. Thorn- ton, B, Peters. vfrrmf rnlrr F. Miller. I.inriherg.:h. VVillmenp:. Johnson. Slayton. Granger, Pres- ton, lilelmrdson, Berglund, Ar- nold. Kiefth. Arent. Uiopkins ahsentl lsror-11 on lliljlf :flr If.-tSh'I'f'I'1-Ifilll, SISTERS II Im!! In Hlylhf: flop rnlrf Bringel- son, .I. Gold, FtlTlllll'l.IPl", Klinger- man. Haworth. Hallman, Uollins, Lutz. lim-nsehke. Linrlholm, Burch. vlllliilill' rnlrr Hunt. Rogers, Stronts. ldele. Sexnler, Nimtz. Galslmert. Holland. S. Brown. fhnlfom rmrl lYlUl'Lf?lll, Salnn. Baxter. M. Gold, Cluppvr, Miss Uarolns, lfriedrnzxn. Gilbert. Reaves. lfilstrnp, Stolpe PI'L'NlLlL'lll Vitt--plvxitlcvmt SQL l'L'l.l ry 'l'1 L'.lSllI'k'l4 AxlX'lSL'l' lxulx Blu NISICI' 15 .ISSILIIL l mtl lVlIlUslllCL'S thorn socmlly .lt l tcl lull N X Stl Ilny YQ'.ll'. .mother went to ttntlnl tlnx tmxunx H 1 1 of the gun. .Ill the gully lmvxm., lumlt lt Lllllkl ln llme jQll'lS lu-ltl sales .lt noon to lllllllkl than club lll xtxuesattxl yL'.lI'. lln- ling Sxstcrs IS Alll 4lILllllIlflUIl llll xtantlnng Lll.lI'.lLlk'l' .intl glxltles. 'llmu ut lx Nu N K I mu lx supposed to set .ln cxmnplp tax hu llttln NINILIN nn

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