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KOLLEGE Early each spring Kollege Kapers noticeably stirs, ripens, and buds with new life. However, months before this first public sign of life stage- struck students have been dancing, singing, emoting, joking the current show into shape. Under the watchful eye of Dr. S. D. " Doc " More- head, dozens of young hopefuls annually come out and make their bid for a place in the show. For about four weeks the college chapel is a hellacious place filled with the groaning, sway- ing, chattering, tooting, banging, shouting throes of try-outs. Then, at length, by dint of hours of painful list- ening, correcting, questioning, and coaching a cast is selected. This year thirty-five exhibi- tionistic collegiates comprised it. For something over ninety minutes the final version showed them exuding youthful vigor and collegiate pep in a variety of ways — mainly singing, dancing, skitting, dramacting, and " swinging " to the tunes of the Kollege Kapers orchestra. Over five thousand rustic nightlifers, small town civic groups, high school students, collegi- ates and co-eds, to say nothing of numerous school teachers and even several ministers, viewed " Kapers on Tour " in their sixth season. Nearly all were unanimous in saying that the 1939 show was better than any previous one. And it probably was, for this year ' s show was the best equipped, largest cast, most experi- enced, and fullest booked ever. The annual four finds the cast assembled and look- ing very cheerful at the prospect of a fine trip.
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THE I L C " CLUB Officers President Ogbourne Rawlinson Secretary-Treasurer Nedd Looney Exclusively an organization for the athletes of the campus, the " C " Club has done much to add to the tradition of good sportsmanship which Centenary has fostered throughout her hundred odd years of existence. The members, which include all lettermen of major and minor sports, preserve the same atti- tude of fairness and friendliness to opponents both on and off the field and extend true Southern Gentle- men hospitality to all visiting teams; escorting them around the campus and providing them with an enjoyable time during their stay at Centenary. The " C " Club boys — most of whom reside at Rotary Dormitory — also welcome new students to the campus, each member usually adopting one or two fresh- men as his particular charges during the year in an effort to teach said frosh good manners in the Cen- tenary style. High spot of " C " Club activities is the initiation of new members, which is looked forward to with fear and anticipation by those eligible. An atmosphere of mystery surrounds these ceremonies but from all accounts they live up to the greatest expectations of the new initiates and then some. Chief privileges of this group are the wearing of the Centenary " C, " the occupation of their colorful club room in the gym, and the respect and admiration which they receive from the rest of the student body; an ad miration which is justly deserved by these gentlemen in Maroon and White, who play the game for sports ' sake and for Centenary. The " C " Club boys present their insignia to the world and to an admiring student body Members Sam Aills Leon Allen Bob Barrie James Barnes Alvin Birkleback Max Bowerman Lewis Bradley Weenie Bynum John Clark Rollo Florsheim Lurlin Harmon Loyd Hearne Banjo Holloway Curtis Jones Nedd Looney Norris McCrary Ray Mayeaux Ted Olzack Snookie Padgett Dub Partin Jimmy Patterson Ogbourne Rawlinson Bill Reynolds Claude Smith Joe Steeples Tom Swirczynski Turney Vinson Ed Whitehurst Pete Williams Joe Zimmerman
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KAPERS Not only that, but Kapers is old enough now to have a tradition. Built up since its 1933 in- ception, some of that tradition consists in fre- quent guest appearances of former Kaperites, a fairly definite season of faithful bookings, a several days tour through North and Central Louisiana, and a grand finale at the home per- formance which closes the season. There are, however, a lot of things about Kol- lege Kapers which make it unique and set it apart from other college and amateur variety shows. In the first place, it is a purely self- financing organization with its own properties, stage sets, and lighting-system; secondly, no student performer receives any remuneration or college credit other than the satisfaction of a job well-done; thirdly, it has maintained a con- sistently high standard of entertainment. In its six-year history it has given nearly two hun- dred performances in over fifty different towns, remained essentially the same as originally planned, stilled reformers ' voices who protested at it, proven itself truly representative of Cen- tenary College life, had no unsuccessful sea- son. And so Kollege Kapers peacefully slumbers until sometime next season. Helen Dwire and the orchestra . . . What ' s the secret, Parry? . . . Billy Katherine in her " ballet " number . . . Oscar and Adam tune up . . . Assistant Man- ager Webb handles the lights . . . Wini and Mai sort music . . . The cast puts on its makeup.
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