Broad Ripple High School - Riparian Yearbook (Indianapolis, IN)

 - Class of 1937

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Nineteen Thirty-Seven Eleven SURVEY OF YEAR Fiftieth Anniversary On the evening of November 1 1 , city school officials, alumni, par- ents, former teachers, and friends paid tribute to the fifty years of Broad Ripple ' s service as a high school. Four of the class of ' 90 were present. Girls dressed in " costumes of the years " greeted the more than 500 visitors. In the receiving line were Principal Ammerman and Mrs. Ammerman, Ralph Kelly, president of the student council; Mrs. A. R. Chapman, president of the Parent-Teachers ' club; Mrs. Stella Richardson, an alumna and teacher; and Edgar Stahl, presi- dent of the alumni association and now teacher at Broad Ripple. English Two new courses have been included in the English course at Broad Ripple. An advanced com- position cl ass was organized in January with Miss Dauner as teacher. Students enrolling have attempted all forms of creative writing. The other new course is one in remedial reading for first year pu- pils, and is taught by Miss Carter. Virginia Menikheim won the school ' s contest, sponsored by the Hayward Barcus Post of the Am- erican Legion. The work of three students was accepted for publication. Poetry of Harless Wagoner and Marion Wilson was printed in the India- napolis Star and " The Scholastic, " and an interview by Ralph McCoy was used in " The Indiana High School Press Review. " The library has been in charge of Mrs. Stuart. Many books were given this year by Miss Winifred West, Miss Helen Jacoby, Mrs. W. W. Thornton, Mrs. Fred King, Mrs. George Edwards and Mr. E. S. Westervelt. Librarians were: Virginia Men- ikheim, Margaret McAnally, Vir- ginia Millis, Pollyanna Thomas, Juanita Robi nson, Phyllis Hyde, Virginia Brown, Jane Stettler, Lucia Burrows, Jeanne Gass, Mar- tha Cubert, Jeanne Smith, Irene Westervelt, Sarah Crooks, Dorothy Steck. Mathematics A change in the mathematics program went into effect last Jan- uary. All students entering high school are enrolled in general mathematics. The classes are then divided according to progress of the pupils. One class continues in general mathematics; the other takes more algebra. Increased interest is being shown in higher mathematics. This may be due to the plans of students to enter business fields, such as architectural design, busi- ness administration, and all kinds of engineering. History The United States history stu- dents have enjoyed for the past year the use of their weekly news- paper " The Weekly News Re- view. " During the political cam- paign months, recitations became quite heated over major problems of the day. Scrap books of cam- paign literature were kept. In the social studies classes, speakers from the Kiwanis Club spoke to pupils concerning var- ous occupations about which they wished to learn. Latin Students of Broad Ripple for the first time entered the state Latin contest, winning second place among the schools of Marion County. Pupils making best class records, thus earning the right to be the school representatives were: Rebecca Irwin, Frances O ' Con- ner, Jane Brown, Dick Minnick, Wayne Thompson and Thomas Wood were elected chief consuls, with Dick Minnick, Kenneth Tres- ser, Martha Kemp, Joe Dawson, Catherine Blackwell, Jane Brown, Phyllis Pennington, Murray Rudd, Tom Mitchell and Mildred Synder as assistants. Romance Language This department has increased in number of classes and number of enrolled students. A beginning French course was offered this last semester. Science During this past year students have enjoyed moving pictures presented in the school by the Chevrolet Motor Company. Mr. McGhehey anticipates the purchasing next year of a moving picture machine which will be available to all departments. There is also a plan for pictures to be developed in the school. The botany department has added equipment and has en- joyed many field trips. Art The art department held a con- test during Ripple Round-up. Rib- bon awards were made for first, second and third places. The beginning classes worked on seascapes and landscapes in chalk, made historical designs stressing color harmonies, and prepared the circus strips, six feet (Continued on Page 13)

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Nineteen Thirty-Seven Thirteen TT TT VVVWVWVWV SURVEY OF YEAR by nine feet, which were used at the Junior-Senior reception. The class in commercial art made twenty-eight posters for the Bell Telephone Company. Three students have done ad- vanced work in oil paintings. Ger- aldine Millikan, Richard Nieman, and Quentin Biddinger. Home Economics A combination apartment din- ette-kitchenette was furnished by the Broad Ripple American Legion Post. Here girls may learn house- keeping along " modern " methods. The school cafeteria was man- aged the last semester by Mrs. Gladys Richey, with Mrs. Richard- son as supervisor. The home economics cottage has been a popular social center, where tea, luncheons and " Cozy Hours " have been enjoyed. An early American bedroom suite has been added to the furniture. Business Increased production in the commercial department has been its outstanding feature this year. Twenty-five hundred tickets, 1,500 programs, a nine page Eng- lish paper, 20,000 copies of mime- ograph sheets, duplicated typing, and script for operetta have been included in the output. The secretarial training class took a field trip to well-equipped offices. The commercial department now has thirty-two typewriters. The classes entered the state contest, in which the Shorthand I class won third place. Girls ' Physical Education The girls ' gymnasium classes have increased greatly in num- bers during the past year. The intra-mural basketball league was the outstanding feature of the year ' s extra-curricular activities. Four teams captained by Helen Stewart, Adele Lobraico, Maxine Roberts, and Lucia Burrows played weekly games. Ping-pong was also popular. Freshmen girls, unfamiliar with basketball were instructed by sen- ior girls in a special after school class. This plan will be followed next year. Shop So large was the enrollment for mechanical drawing, that a new class was formed this year. Mr. Wann states that another will be organized next year, for the study of mechanical and architectural drawing. He expects a blue-print- ing machine for the class. This year Mr. Wann appointed two student assistants in shop and has found this plan successful. The helpers were Lowell O ' Brien and Robert Allen. The Social Program All-school parties, popular as in past years, included a Hallowe ' en Frolic, sponsored by the Orange Aid; Christmas Call with journal- ism class as hosts; Hearts and Circles, planned by pupils of science and mathematics classes, and the Dublin Fair, the money making project of the journalism department. Several after-schooi dancing lessons were offered free to those pupils, desirous of learning " to trip the light fantastic. " Dramatics The dramatic activities of the year opened with the " Bean Fam- ily Reunion, " October 16, spon- sored by the music department and was a program of comedy and good music. Reid Chapman, in an Uncle Ezra disguise, was Master of Ceremonies. A short one-act play entitled " Who Says Can ' t " was given by the speech class. It was given in the school auditorium. Parts were taken by Martha Cubert, Walter Remy, Lucia Burrows, Bradley Reid, Tom Hines, and Opal Shell. The Ripples of ' 37, a vaudeville, was instituted this year. It was given February 25, in the John Strange Auditorium. Six skits, each organized and directed by a student with the help of a faculty sponsor made up the program. The first act, entitled " Cafe of the Little Onion, " was directed by Jay Boyer. The second, " Ripple Coed in King Arthur ' s Court, " a mock court scene, was planned by Dor- othy Jansen. Betty Alice Metsker organized " Yesterday and To- day, " a dance number. " Tumb- ling Toms, " a presentation by the girls ' gymnasium classes, was di- rected by Lucia Burrows. Mar- garet Smith was student director for the " Garden Party, " a girls ' chorus group. The last act, " Star Dust, " was a dance skit, directed by Dorothy McCleaster. Reid Chapman was in charge of enter- tainment between acts. An operetta entitled " A Planta- tion Romance, " written by Mrs. Milo Stuart and featuring the music of Stephen C. Foster was given April 16. One hundred pu- pils of the music classes took part. Parts were taken by Robert Glau- bke, Jeannette St. Clair, Jeanne Gass, Betty King, Jack Cork, Reid Chapman, Mary Ann Deupree, Harry Walter, Betty Hartzell, Sam- uel Dungan and Ruth Snyder. (Continued on Page 14)

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