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The first semester of Dramatics is devoted chiefly to the study of drama from a practical
standpoint. The work includes craft work and the first essentials of practical play production.
- Of course, the outstanding event of the first semester is the annual play. This year the
Dramatics Class presented the play, "Meet the Duchess," a comedy in three acts consisting of all the
elements of dialect, of impersonations, and even a touch of tragedy, that make up a successful play.
The plot was a very modern version of the Movie Cycle, centeri around the boarding
house of Mrs. Perkins, played by Henrietta Schindler. All the characters,nEJr example: joy janu-
ary, a Broadway chorus girl, played by Pauline Bubanovichg a converted professor portrayed effec-
tively by Louis Harrisg a robust tragedian played by Graham Handy, a colored maid, by Doris Pul-
leng and a former star of the stage, by Bette Collins, are all concerned in one way or another with
the screen in Hollywood. Kate Calderwood and Mildred State portrayed realistically the situation of
an ambitious Mother and Child prodigy of the Shirley Temple age. There was a clever impersona-
tion of the Movie producer, Samuel Goldwyn, portrayed by Michell Rose. The star of the play,
Eloise Cunningham, played the role of a newcomer to Hollywood, assisted by Joe Brezina, playing
the part of Ronnie Ward, a scenario writer.
During the rehearsing and production of the play, the students obtained much practical
knowledge of stage settings and back stage essentials such as, lighting effects, scenery painting, and
the general necessities. The duties of the prompter, property manager, house manager, advertising
manager, and director were touched upon also.
The second semester is devoted to Dramatics from the standpoint of literature. The history
of drama, emphasizing the different periods from the early Greek and Roman drama, through the
Middle Ages to the great Renaissance of the Elizabethan or Shakespearean period including some
Modern drama, is carefully studied in regard to its relation to religion. Many of the outstanding
plays of these diverse periods are read and discussed in class. ,
IANE ADDAMS CI-1-APTER
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Benton Harbor High School has received its charter for a chapter in the National Honor
Society for Secondary Schools. The National Honor Society is a National organization which was
founded in 1922 for the purpose of creating an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire
to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in the students of American
A committee of students and faculty members wrote and submitted to the National head-
quarters a constitution for the local chapter. This has been approved and the local chapter is
known as the jane Addams Chapter of the National Honor Society.
Students are eligible for membership in this Society who have an average grade of B or
better for their high school careers and have attended the Benton Harbor High School for at least
one year. The members are chosen from this grou , the final selection being made on the basis of
service, leadership, and character. Five per cent of the 11A class may be chosen during the sixth
semester, ten per cent of the 12B class the seventh semester, and a total of not more than fifteen
per cent of the graduating class may be chosen as members. After being chosen, members are re-
quired to maintain scholarship average until graduation and then become graduate members for
life. It is hoped that the graduate members keep ever before them the ideal of helping to raise the
scholarship of Benton Harbor High School.
The faculty committee is now at work on the selection of the first group of seniors. This
list had not been made public when the Greybric went to press.
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SENIOR HONOR ROLL
fln Alphabetical Orderj
Anderson, Joyce GJ
Benke, Paul Q41
Elson, Roy QZJ
Granger, Mary Frances
Q 1 J--Valedictorian
Q 2 J-Salutatorian
Q3 8r 41-Student Speakers
Lutz, Betty Q11
Wolf, Ruth Jeanne
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GIRLS' GLEE CLUB I X
Left to Right: rtop row! Mabs,
N. Archer. Zebell, Dugdale, Tay
lor. Stewart, Dixon, F. Jewell
Nimtz. fmiddlv rnuv Stoltz
Smirniotis, Roessler. Smith, Car
ter. :front rowl Bedunah. Strouts
McKee, S. Brown, Miss Cong
dun, Hamilton, Wilson, Burr
GIRLS' GLEE CLUB II Q .
Left to Right: ftop rauw John- f
son. Zindler. Heyboer, Hopkins,
Granger. Cutler, B. Archer,
Friedman. rmiddle rnuw Yund,
Litowich, Golka, Leiby, Murdick,
Bubanovich. Farwell. rfrrmt row:
Kent, Reimers. Piedt, D. Jewell,
Clupper, Blankner. J, Archer,
DRA MA TICS CLASS
Left to Riylhl: rtnp rmtw Bre-
zina. Rose. Harris, Mr. Fuller.
Hall, Handy. imiddle row: State,
Reisig. Schindler, Pullen, Gilbert,
Mesirow. Reimers. Howorth.
ifrmit rmrl Buhanovieh. Calder-
wood, Collins. Cunningham, Clup-
per. Slayton. Hoffman, Hamilton
4S1or11 on point Slit
THE GIRLS' GLEE CLl'I3
Directed by Miss Grace Congdon and its president. Martha Farwell, the Girls' Glee Club has
had .1 xery successful year. In the tall they played a maior part in one ot the pep meetings. at
which time they introduced several new songs.
On the first of December they united with the Boys' Glee Club for the Fall Music Festixal
Cionct-rt. lfach year the glee clubs present .1 Cantata: this time they selected "The Song of Manu hy
Kountz. Later in the same month the Girls' Glee Club sang Christmas carols for the Christmas
The combined glee clubs. with the help of the theater orchestra. presented their .muual light
opera on the seventeenth and the eighteenth ot March. For the tits , y , .
one ot Gilbert and Sullivans light operas. and their most popular one, "The Pirates of Penzance"
t time in the history ot the school
was staged. lt was a great success. In order to give more members of the Girls' Glee Club ti
chance to act, a double cast was used. Those taking solo parts on the tirst night were Betty Leiby.
.Xlary Frances Granger, janeth Dixon. Shirley Stewart. and Betty Blanknerg on the second evening.
Nlartha Farwell, Ellenmay Cutler. Marian Peppler Shirley johnson 'md Constance L ons Th- .ll
I b, , n 'I ,. .. y.. emie
leads in both presentations were Richard Eva. Robert Sill, Williiiiii Fllett Donald Feather, and Paul
Florin. ln the direction of the opera. Miss Congdon was assisted by Max Fuller.
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