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

 - Class of 1939

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Page 39 text:

3 -in AN " ' . MRS. MR. MISS MR- I' KENDALL BRIDGHAM EMERY GI-ASBR FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT The language department of Benton Harbor High School consists of three languages, French, German, and Latin. The purpose of teaching foreign languages is not so that one can read the italicized words in novels, but to createa better understanding of the various peoples and an interest in how the people in other countries live. The French and German students correspond with French and Ger- man pupils of English in their respective countries. According to the students, the most interesting part of these sub- jects is the singing and playing of foreign games. Mrs. Kendall and Mr. Glaser teach German. French is taught by Miss Emery, and Latin by Mr. Bridgham. V 'OKREO T 1-Q I T 'SITDUMM X-Q, 5' 'Nz , I - 2 iw 'vt g g 4 i all-TG? MR. 'V LAWS i- .,, 1 1 K -vfx ,. af ...A -.::- 4- MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT Mathematics is a science of measuring and relating the properties, quantities and magni' tudes. By studying mathematics a student learns many formulas that enable him to determine the sizes of all types of mathematical figures. Also one prepares himself with an extensive background for college work, such as Engineering, Mathematics Teacher or as a research worker in Chem'st 1 ry. The Geometry and Algebra classes, taught by I. J. Laws, is a perfect fools paradise for as the stud ts d h b ' ' en stan at t e oard solving their problems he proceeds to embarrass them to the fullest extent, or in plain words, makes a fool out of them. The marvel woman mathematician of this high school is Mrs. McCowan. She teaches Geometry, Advanced Algebra, Solid Geometry, and Trigonometry Mrs. McCowan will not let us take a picture of her or will she give us one of her for she says, "I don't want m f y ormer students to remember me for what I look like, but I want them to remember what I teach and what I have taught them."

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A WHEN blb -'11 ,A LINCOLN 3 it Ckoss db THE ,f .. WLM, i fir Nl A-'S Ss 595.4 . k,f:-1' 2,-ff ,l uw- awk., I 1 6 fb ' 'Z ,af-if , M M A f- 'L , I SOCIAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT R The purpose of the study of Social Science is to learn good citizen- ship. It is in this department that the philosophy of our "Practicing Dem- ocracy" is taught. The progress of clear thinking and understanding in the history of civilization is the philosophy which has brought about Democ- racy. The growing popularity of the courses in economics and sociology certainly indicates how interested the students have become in present-day problems of living together. Most of us learn, before we graduate, that only through co-operation can we hope to improve the world in which we liveg that peaceful methods are not cowardice, but often require a mental cour- age far superior to mere physical courage. We try to carry these ideas into every phase of our school life. And here are the people who teach it. wwf - MR. MR. MR. MR. MR. PERRY PERIGO DOUGLASS Roms GLASER f Qt .. 1 R V" " if' + .- M 4 MR. MR. Miss "R rouzv Raman MIDDLE Yo



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x W 4, x A. I 1' jr I MR. MRS. MISS CONOVER LINDENBERGER WELLS COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT To get into the business world, there must be some gate you pass through to attain the oal you have hopefully set for yourself In high school you can gain the latchkey to this gate by g . careful study of subjects such as typing, shorthand, bookkeeping, commercial law, business Eng' ' ' f k ' 'bl f r us to take lish, and commercial geography. Our present day school system ma es it poss1 e o any of these subjects. Large numbers of students trudge hourly each day to the business classes of Mrs. Linden' berger and Miss Wells. Through their teaching of typing, shorthand, and office practice many stu' dents are trained to burst into the business world with great success. In the office practice class the students receive valuable experience in the working of all the different types of office machines. By using these machines the pupils put out many different kinds of programs, tests, and other kinds of printed matter for the school. Mr. Felten, a member of the bar, efficiently teaches the subjects of business English and commercial law. A very good bookkeeper is Mr. Conover, who heads the bookkeeping department. Under his direction many capable bookkeepers are turned out every year. Mr. Foley also belongs in this list of the teachers of the commercial arts. He teaches com' mercial geography and bookkeeping. QQ rx in ..-A V' Tw 9, A l is 9. MR' 1 FELTEN FOLEY

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