DeVilbiss High School - Pot O Gold Yearbook (Toledo, OH)

 - Class of 1948

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Sharps And Flats Excel In Music The Sharps and Flats Music Club of DeVil- biss High School this year celebrated its fourth year of existence as a school club. During these four years it has been one of the active clubs in the school with this year no exception. Since it is the purpose of the club to promote interest and ability among its members and to help support the local musical organizations, our activities usually have been attending concerts and playing ourselves. We attempt to keep a good bal- ance between our social and educational programs. For instance. during the month of December, we attended the Toledo Choral Society's presentation of Handel's 5'The Messiah", which was most cul- tural and inspiring. We had a Christmas party at the home of Charles Mater. where we sang Christmas Carols in the neighborhood and enjoyed an enthusiastic social gathering. The officers of the club this year were Joe Henry, Presidentg Joanne Michelsen, Vice-Presi- dentg Barbara Edmonds, Secretary: Bud Smith, Treasurerg and Peggy Lukens, Inter-Club Council Representative. As the guiding body the officers tried to keep the interest and financial status of the club in good repair. Dave Perlmutter, Histor- ian. was elected to keep the scrapbook of the ac- tivities and members of the club. The programs at our meetings were given by the members. Before a boy or girl becomes a 'gSharp,' or l'Flat" he or she must show some form of musical talent. This year the talent ranged from playing the piano to playing the tru111pet. The members have many outside musical in- terests. Many belong to the Toledo Choral Socie- ty and to "The Toledo Young Peoples Sym- phony." Joe Henry. our president. is founder and conductor of the latter. The club won second place in the Christmas decorations contest sponsored by the Inter-Club Council. This project was in charge of Betty Jane Reighard. Our advisers. Miss Elaine Hirth and Mr. Rus- sell Brown. guided us through another successful year. Former members of the Sharps and Flats have gone into the field of music as a profession. Those who have proceeded into the world to pursue other occupations have gone with an enrichment gained through the contact with good music which the club afforded. Top Row, L to R: Chuck Mater. Dick Ferguson, Carol Huffer, Joyce S--utharrl. Jane Curtis. Mary Verner, Tamra Johns, Jan Wahl. Row Two: Maryanne Fleischman, Mary Satre, Judy Hicks, Arlene Hoffman, Betty Jane Reiglmrtl, Davitl Pcrlmuttcr. Roger Balk, Jim Barkenqunst. .-Xt Pigmn: Bart-am Lukens. Peggy Lukens. Not in Picture: Kenneth Atkinson, Gcorgc Castor, Florence Herman, Byron Holly, Ronald Kaminski, John Lewis. Betty Klnnre, Chan Nnuts, Ki Punches. Officers. L to R: Burl Smith, Treasurer: Carol llicln-lscn. Yicc-President: Bnrlvurn lfdrnonxls, Secretaryg Joseph Henry. Pre-1-lent.

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Top Row. 1. lu R: Owen Tr-anlerinnn. Holi Nuttinpz. Don Brain, Kenneth Atkinson, Gerald Kr-ck. Bill Fleener. Alton Le Beau, Dick Hehl, james Barkenquasl, Bill llubharth, Bill Bmvman. Don Dzinkvrt. Fred Forllaniler. Chun Nuuls. Ueanc Osborne, Joe Hr-nrv. Bernard Falur. Row Two: Pat Liri. Isabel Cowie, Cam- lyn Ste-inhauvr. .lu Anne Kelley. Marilyn Hartman. Betty Jane Rcighurd. Rlariun Baehren. .-'kr-lis Brown. Br-tle Cray, Mary Salre. Martha Stoll. Barham Blun- dav, liarlvzxrzi lidnmnds, lllargaret Murphy, Janet Knierim. l.1'u .-Xnn Eastvrtlay. Betty Moore, Joyce Soulhard, Nancy McDonnell. Susan Shanks. Nancy Stalker. Feats-tl at piano: Ki Punches, Not in picture: Mary Drink-1, George Caslr-r. A Capella Choir Achieves Success One full hourfthat was the joy of the A Ca- pella Choir. This was the first year that the choir really had a chalice to practice without interrup- tions. ln the past most of us ate lunch during our rehearsal time. Naturally the results were a bit confusing, but now everything has been changed. Over the roar of the machines in the workshops which surround our room. llf-l3. no other sound could be heard within a radius of several blocks. The true tones of the A Capella Choir were not audible even to the members themselves. Our group consisted of thirteen sopranos. nine altos. four baritones, five tenors, and nine basses. During the year. most of us were given a chance to sing solo parts with the choir. The social event of the year was a Christmas caroling party at the home of Nancy Stalker. Be- cause of the cold weather. the hot chile which she served was even more delicious. At the close of our party we presented Mr. Zaugg with a white shirt, flashy necktie, and socks to match. We sang Christmas Carols i11 the program in our DeVilbiss library at Christmastime. This pro- gram is one event which builds up the holiday spirit at DeVilbiss and we certainly enjoy partici- pating in it. The Kiwanis Club enjoyed the selections we sang for them at a noon luncheon at LaSalle's. We sang in the City Choral Parade at the Toledo Museum of Art in December and then we sang for two Lenten Services at Trinity Church. The an- nual Choral Festival in which all the choruses of the city participate was held in the Peristyle of the Art Museum in May. Ki Punches was our pianist this year and he added the finishing touches. .loc Henry filled in as conductor when Mr. Zaugg was busy. But our champion, the light of our lives, was J. Philip Zaugg. No one can surpass his sense of humor, patience, or that twinkle in his eye when we were on pitch. The seniors will always remember the pleased expressions of serenity when they had sung well or the motions of his hands that coaxed from thcm faint diminishes and lusty cre- scendos.

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Sorelles Are Symbolic Of The If you had been walking down some quiet street in the DeVilbiss High School district on a Tuesday evening you might have smiled at the similarity of its lovely homes. Most of tl1e houses along the street had tl1e usual number of lights burning, and father could be seen reading the newspaper in his favorite chair while mother in- dustriously knitted and brother or sister sat at the desk doing homework. Suddenly you came upon a house with quite a different aspect. This one was ablaze with lights. Screams and war-whoops burst through the once quiet and solemn streets. You rushed to a window of the house to see if there were anything you could do, for surely there must be a mass execution or a meeting of men from Mars. But as you gazed upon this room of utter confusion you sighed with relief. lt was only a meeting of the Senior Sorelles. The president, Ruth Crockett, and vice-pres- ident. .lean Parkes, helplessly sat on top of the piano trying in vain to hear Lorene Barnes who was shouting the minutes of the last meeting from across the room. But wait. There was a lovely lass trying to beat her brains out against the wall and muttering something about being '6five-in-the- hole." Of course, that was Jackie Schouten, the Sorrelle treasurer. Susie Lattin the sergeant-ab arms tried to quiet a group of girls who were still talking about the fun they had on the Sorelle hay- ride last December. It looked as if Susie was talk- ing more than the rest of them. That girl in the corner was Nancy Hill, the chaplain, praying to be forgiven for ever joining the group. Someone made a suggestion that the group have a rummage sale and at the same time a plan for a box supper for the parents was approv- ed. Business now began to win over the clamor and the president quickly took advantage of it in order to put forth the question of the location for a cottage next summer. Immediately everyone returned to her conversation and soon someone re- marked that the meetings closely resembled the demonstration which had been given to show how not to conduct a meeting. All of a sudden quietness prevailed. It was the lull before the storm. The advisers, Mrs. Per- kins and Miss Griffin, had announced that the re- freshments were ready and then deftly dodged out of the way of the stampeding herd. So went the meeting of the Senior Sorelles. Top Row. L to R: Lui-one Barnes. Judy Sinclair, Beulahjean Markhus. .lan-kic Srhontvn. Barbara Lukens. Sue Lattin. Joann Curry. Ruth Crockett, Peggy Lnkens. Ginnie Hoist-her. Put Faris. Row Two: Jean Parkes. Eleanor Nottingh ani. Sally Crnmley, Ginnie Orthwcin. Row Tluce: Nancy Hill. Nancy Wil- lmnis. Jeanne Blasters. Jean H:-ld. Bonnie Barn,-tt. lane Lindsay. Juan Crnwfor-I. Shirley Keats. Not in picture: Janet Knicrim. Carolyn Mandel. Hazel Mur- phy. Ulht-ers. L to ll: Jean Parkes. Vive-President: Jackie St-houtr-n. Treasurer: Lou-ne Barnes. Ser-retnrr: Ruth Crockett. President. 3' X., :iii X3 sx

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