Eleanor McMain High School - Echoes Yearbook (New Orleans, LA)

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A I E "?fQii3'2?2zZf2i.'2-?'1fFQEr"1Tsfifffi IT 'f'i EIS Jil .1 f J " 'i'f31T'5'1'2E1T- tfhfii' f " 'TL,.l3' .J : w4'-' . KQHE-35 ' T 5,11-E112 -.ij .k3.J3Z'-V35 A S enior's Thoughts Mllriel Bonie, 41 T ime-whose immortal hand does steal The years and days away To lake from us hath joy and tears And leave another day- Did take away our high sfhool days Our joys, our work, our sorrows. With heavy hearts we leave McMain, Yet eager for tomorrow. lVith naught lo lose and all to gain, And youth with us this day, We'll conquer goals and find sureess, And work in every way- , 1 ' 1 "l. ,- r' , y ' Al It , ' 'A A I L' B sl To add new laurels to McMain. Dear school, we say farewell, And though we travel far and wide Within our hearts you'll dwell. . ,111 F S x . " "Ami ilu' Sim'-Sllmllgluzl liamlcr ill ffilllllflll shall ll'1lI'L', 0'cr the lam! nf llw frvc 411111 ,llJc home of the brave." x I Echoes of McMa1n ildy , V' 1'-"Hd ' K V. ' , Y ,i .1- WlllllSl"0"'ff into ell , A 1 v Sill l EST -92-ll l940-41 DW 4Pfs5,,5w,w' Published quarterly by the students of the Eleanor McMain High School, New Orleans, La. Subscription Price ..........., .......,,,,,,,,,..,.,,,,,,,,,,,, .,,,,, ,,,,,,,, 3 1 . 00 per year Vol. X JUNE, 1941 N REPORTERS S T A F F Contents M Au I H argaret en , , , Cl 4 Off. N P. L PAH5 Gayle Baldinger Edztor-zn-Chzef BTS dems- lc ure ' Doris Bennett Mary E' Knight Senior Pictures .l,....,. . .....i... 6-13 Marion Blum C P ,,,,,, ,.i.. 1 4 . . . , I Class S oem. 15 Maflofle Bilislm Assistant Edztors ass OM -A-----AAbt ----' L '11 C ' , Cl U , ual e a ms Barbara Conroy Mollie Marcus 82-is IFODTICCY --VV--- ----- 1 5 Dorothy Ceafng . 1 Class History .,.... ..... 1 9' Rita, Mae Copenhagen Jennle Bel Germann Grace Mullflr Class Will ,..,,,...,.,,,...,.,.. .,... 2 0 Lucille Dickinson Elllqa Kelly i Rolalyll Mllchell Things wad Like to sr-Q ,.....,,... ,.... 2 1 Earline Dugas Miriam Keating Elaine Redock Baby Party-Story and Picture ..,..... 22 Rosemary Eckert Eleanor Handlln Cafol Taylor our Ideal Girl-Why Not? ,,,,., ,,,,,,,..,. 2 3 Merle Fisfhel' Jeanne Marcoux Shirley Vaeth Senior Ballot-Farewell to McMain fpoeml ,,.,.,,..,,,...,... .....,...............,...,. 2 4 A Chocolate Soda, Please-Story? Carolyn Earl ..,..........v...................V.. 25 Blind Date-Story-Robin Ahrens ..,. 26 The Little Hussy-Story- Betty Terroy .,..........,................,.... 27 Memories-Story-Batya Mallet ......,. 28 The Old and the New--Story- Shirley Mae Vaeth ........v.,---...V...Y-- 29 Happy Birthday-Story? Cynthia Twigg ..............V.. .,'.- 3 1 Editorials ............... 32 Poetry ..,. ...,,......,,....... .r........ -.... 3 5 The Cotton Maid-Interview- Mary Knight ..............................Y.,,-- 36 A Festival .of Pan-Anrericana- Daphne Roy ...........l.,....V...,............... 37 Art tThe International Conference of Rotaryb ...............s....,..........,....---. 33 Music ,.................,...........,..............---.,-- 39 Alumnae ....... .-Y-- 4 0 Book Reviews .,,... ..... 4 1 Reel Reviews ........s ----- 4 3 Voice of McMain ...... ----- 4 5 Club Gossip .......,.. ..... 7 Sports ......,......, ..-Y- 4 9 Between-Us-Girls 51 Exchange ......V,.. ...-- 5 3 Laffs 55 Gloria Garon Margaret Ghores Patricia Har-man Gloria Henderson Gayle Hughes Susan johnson Audrey Keller Rose M. La Franca Flo Leaman Beverly McClure Robin Ahrens Mary McGowan Jane Warren Art Editors Carolyn Earl Loris Jones Virginia Lob Business Manager Assistant Manager Adele Maier Alice May Pearce Frances Walther Helen Mayeux Jacqueline Miller Virginia NOXCH FACULTY ADVISERS Malle Fallon Adviser ...... ......................................... M iss P. Randolph Rochelle Pittman Janice Price Marilyn Robert Virginia Rush Doris Schwartz Jean Shull Barbara Smith Dorothy Sutter Juliette Turead Marilyn Wagner Maxine Weiss Patty Williams Betty Jane Yates Business ..... ..... .......,... Assistant Business.. Literary ................. Poetry, Editorials, Book Reviews ...,.. Sports .................... Features ....... .. Senior, Alumnae ...... News, Clubs .,...... Laffs ........................ ..,.........................2,. ......Miss A. Leckert ,......Miss M. Bland Miss C. McBrydc .......Miss N. Hugo ......Miss E. Kranz ......Miss V. Camp C. Stier Miss F. Thompson ...Miss Breeding Exchange, Interviews, Reel, Radio .... Miss L. Bertoniere Arr ,,,,..,,,.,.,..,,.,...,.,,,,....,.,.,........................... Miss O. Peters Music ,,,.,. ......., M iss E. Weiss I + MR. NICHOLAS BAUER Superintendent of New Orleans Public Schools True, cautious, sympathetic-a public-spirited citizen-enterprising, with the interest of the youth of New Orleans always in his heart. Learning is wealth to the poor, an ,honor to the rich, an aid to the young, and a support and comfort to the aged. He who always seeks more light the more he finds, and finds more the more he seeks, is one of the few happy mortals who take and give in every point of time. The tide and ebb of giving and receiving is the sum of hu- mafn happiness, which he alone enjoys who always wishes to acquire new knowledge, and always finds it.-Lavater. Four E-c-H-0-E-s C e o fi Q . gi? x X , fx- .- 9, ,. Msgs . . . 3, ij, 5, gm , - ,. 1, 5 Lf :- K! 3 4 2 ,L 19 33 4? 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Muriel Bonie, Chairman, jane lVbiIeside, Jennie Bull fifflllllllll, Olbelia Menard. C Class Song fTo the tune of "There I Go"j Dear McMain, Our days with you have come to end, Yet you'll remain Forever as a cherished friendf For you are our own, our foster home, McMain. Your ideals For four years have led the way. Now each girl feels - They'll guide us on through future days: For no years can dim your mem'ry with- in our hearts. We can't forget our high school, Nor the days that we've spent here. We can't forget the friends that we've met For each leaves a mem'ry so dear. Though we part, Perhaps ne'er to meet again, IVithin each heart Thoughts of you will e'er remain. So farewell to you- We bid you adieu, McMain.' K Baby Party Stanzaj Baby B's, On this day we welcome you! Dear Baby 'Bs', Remember we were Freshies, too,' So just calm your fears, And welcome the years to come. When we came, We were scared and trembly, too,' But, just the same, Through hard work our dreams fflle- Crime Though four years seem vast, The days will soon pass away. Sometimes the work seems tryingg And you want to quit, we know. ugh Oh, yes, it's true,' we went thro too. We look back and sigh as we go. As we go On to conquer higher goals, We leave to you All the foys that McMain holdsf So won't you be true And make us proud of you! jane Whiteside, Iennie Bell Germann E-C'H-0-li-5 Fifteen Class Prophecy One night, while gazing into the stralosphere, I .seemed to see a vision of some luture year. I looked a little closer to see what it could be, And what the future held, al once seemed clear lo me. My Zaxxmates, now alder, one at a time passed .Vi Making their class prophecy, written in the sky. Jacqueline Acker, we now see, Has gone into the world as a secre- tary. Robin Ahrens is talented as a nov- elist And some day she may even be heard "by a twist of the wrist." Florence Alhena's name is in lights, For as a designer she has reached the heights. Barbara Allen, too, wants to model clothes, So soon she will be at the height of all "Vogues." Clare Allen plans to be a secretary, Instead, she might be a housewife, merry. Soon faith shall bring to Marjorie Arhogast Anything that her love will ask. As an air hostess, pleasant and kind, Jane Atwood is spending her time. Jeanne Baker is an actress of fame Since she left her dear McMain. Kates Barnes goes to L. S. U., Further studies to pursue. A singer Nonie Barr will beg Her fame has spread across the sea. Joy Barrett to college does go , To imiprove her singing 'fa-sol-la-t1- do. Esther Barton in college We See Learning all the dates in "history"? A secretary is Vera Barton'S goalg We hope she achieves it before she grows old. Ellie Battalora is, as teachers have taught us, Q Studying hard to be a medical artist. Shirley Benton was athletically in- clined, l Now we see her as a teacher refined. Shirley Bergeron, as secretary is tak- ing notes, Soon she will help count her election votes. We see as a journalist, Doris Berry, Whose writings make all her readers merry. The disposition of Margie Berry Is, as always, as sweet as a cherry. Doris Berthelot, an actress sublime, Quickly the ladder of fame will climb. Sixteen If prominent music appeals to ypur taste, ' Q .M ff' Go to hear Barbara Bond play her bass. Muriel Bonie we see is the nezit nameg She is now a poet of great, fame. Veronica Bordenave, demure and merry, Is now some lucky employer's sec- retary. Joyce Bosch is in an orchestra today, Andd there she will be for many a ay. Ella Bourgeois is in training, we see, And a very good nurse some day she will be. Gloria Bourgeois is in a happy home, Playing with a little tot, all her own. The future I see for Jane Brehm is bright, . A husband as dear as she-is her guiding light. Jayne Brennan's goal is that of 9. techniciang It's hard to tell, she might be a mu- sician. May Bridger in society is a favorite of all, But some day she'll answer a wed- ding call. Ruth Bringhurst Will go to L. S. U. And there she will never be blue. Jane Buchanan on the coast will be With hubby and dear children three. As we get a glimpse behind the fu- ture scene We see Betty Cadzow on the screen. Althea Campbell, an artist of tomor- row, Will paint many pictures and never know sorrow. Virginia Catalano, the girlie small, As a nurse has made friends of all. Nancy Lee Chapman is interested in chemistry today, May she remain that way forever and a day! Agnes Charbonnet, too, wants to be a nurseg Soon she will have plenty of money in her purse. Audrey Chevis will follow the rule When she attends business school. Sylvia Chin-Bing is still very smart, And in 'many activities she has a part. Althea Clement hopes to be a dancer today, But her mind will change by May. Rita Coates is a Nelson Eddy fan: May she get a husband like this man. Rosalie Cocchiara right now insists That she will be one of the better known chemists. Rita Comarda, now a gym teacher, Is married to a handsome preacher. Barbara Conroy, a writer of fame, Hand! her talent first revealed at Mc- a n. Shirley Cone, a graceful dancer, May some day turn a talented ro- mancer. And now we see Jane Crane A housewife, and she's changed her name. Dorothy Croft, a home economics demonstrater! Oh! how we'd like to have the part of the taster. Clare .Daley is, as always, happy to- day. Why? She will me married in May. Afton Denmark, a designer, we see, For tlaat was always what she wanted to e. An artist, we see, Yvonne Doll, Who wanted to be that, above all. Olyve Drell, a housewife neat, Has a happy time in her own country seat. Mary Duhourg, gentle and quick, Is now a nurse tending the sick. Soon we shall see an actress of fame, Marjorie Duemling will be her name. Oul' petite Lorraine Eagan Has now married a tall, stern dea- con. Essie Edwards, a secretary bright, Will help to keep her office just right. Charlsie Elliott will marry well And rear many children-truth, to tell. Esther Exsterstein will travel far Because she plays the notes as on the bar. Constance Fell is now in New York Gayly singing from morning till dark. Doris Finlayson, a famous singer, As a "blues" interpreter is a "ring- er." We see the reporter, Valerie Fitz- gerald, Working on the New York Herald. Connie Fleming, of chestnut hair, Is making flying records rare. A famous actress, Mary Forcha, Wins'great fame by playing "Por- tia. ' Louise Freas, pretty and shy, Found getting a husband "easy as pie." Anna Frey, a famed beautician, Has finally fulfilled her ambition. Gloria Galle, a-fiddling we see- Now has a salary in figures of three. E-C-H-O-E-S No house-wife would she be, But now Sybil George is the mother of three. Jenny Bell Germann does social work And no one duty does she shirk. Coralie Gieferc, a nurse so fair, Tends her patients with charm so rare. An impressive stylist at the Ritz Is our own successful Shirley Gitz. A private secretary, Madeline Green, In a busy office now can be seen. Quita Guillory is in business school, Obeying well every rule. With an undecided mind Rosemary Haas at Newcomb We find. Eleanor Hancllin's as busy as ever, W1'ltlHg reviews and Halumnae notes" clever. Because she can't make up her mind, She'll still be Peggy Harold for a time. With Gloria Hemenway a nurse to stay, None of the patients will want to go away. She's Leatrice Henderson now, but not foreverg Soon she'll be wife to an architect clever. Margaret Henley, still kind and in- dustrious, Is mistress of a happy home luxuri- ous. Barbara Herron still interested in the dance, Is teaching her young ones the latest prance. Thora Hickerson is, we see, Busy at work in a library. Agnes Higgins wants to be a secre- tary soon, And with her it just won't be an- other tune. Maxine Hilliard wants to be a school ma'amg Instead she might marry a handsome man. Beverly Hingle, never a shirker, Is busy now as a social worker. Ruth Hogue will be one of the few, Who will take dancing at L. S. U. Peering through clouds to the sphere above, We find Gloria Hunter, the secre- tary, in love. How can June Hutchinson really marry Earl, When her mind will always be in a dancing whirl? Dorothy Hutton has won reknown As an authoress of our town. Edith Jacob great fame will get, As Goodman, the second, with her clarinet. E-C-H-O-E-S Glorianna Jahn you will S66 Very soon, Playing another new violin tune. Now we see a fashion designer of fameg Ethelreda Johnson is her name. When you want a new house to re- place the wreck, Consult Johnette Johnson, the archi- tect. Sylvia Joyner a housewife we see, Moving from place to place, busy as a bee. Next We see Blanche Katten, whose one ambition, In years to come is to be a medical technician. In a dress shop is Margaret Kenny Watching all spend their last penny. In later years in her own home we see. Ada Kilb as happy as can be. . Now We View Lois Kimbrough in white: There isn't a germ that she can't fight. Doing medical research is Mary Knightg In a few years she'll have reached her height. Kathryn Laborde has made a good start On the road in dramatic art. With materials full of dots and bars, Gertrude Lachin dresses the movie stars. Norma La Garde has in modeling found fame, Soon we'll hear she's changed her name. Diseases Dorothy La Poutge kills By making patients take little pills. Yvonne Laterriere, who a journalist was to be, Instead is now Mrs. J. P. Mary Lawrence a mathematician would be, Now teaching trig she's as happy as can be. Jean Le Blanc will make speeches to all Making them vote for her at the poll. Kathlyn Leger is a happy wifeg Shf: stays at home leading a quiet ife. Amelia Levy, that quiet miss, Is also living happy in a world of bliss. Vivian Levy writes short stories to sellg She's in New York doing quite well. Yvonne Lloveras loves llel' children three, - And very, very, very happy IS she. Betty Loch, a teacher here, By all her pupils is held so dear. Sadie Lomm, a blushing bride, Is too excited her joys to hide. Mary Ann Lyle is a 'movie star Acting in pictures, near and far. Batja Mallet is a nurse in white, Another Florence Nightingale, the doctors' delight! Julia Maloney is still a dear, We know she'll choose the right car- eer. June Malter, a dear classmate was, Fame will follow her where'er she goes. Dorothy Mancini has walked to the altar, With him at her side, she'll never falter. Tolhy McCarthy is happy as she can ei For she has just received her college degree. Helen McClelland, the blue-eyed lass, Now, as always, is loved by her class. Rita McGinnis has heard the cally She'll be a bride, come next fall. A teacher stern is Barbara McNiff, Who is just, but not too "stiff." Ophelia Melenclez is 3. poet of 1'0- manceg She was always gifted, you could tell at a glance. Othelia Menard, our gifted poet, Has a sensitive soul, her poems show it Aline Merlin will stand with her love in strifeg She will always be a good, true wife. Doris Monnin is a movie star, Who has won fame, near and far. Joy Moore is a model fair, Still very proud -of her lovely red hair. Because she is knitting for the Red Cross Amelia Munch's work is never a loss. We find Claire O'Donnell a chorus girl Who very soon will marry an earl. As a secretary who works all the time ' Bernadine Owens earns many a dime. Etta Mae Palmiaano in the Opera singsg She's even appeared before Europe's kings. Alice Mae Pearce, stately and tall, Is a musician fine in Carnegie Hall. Whilamena Pecot, as a young house- wife, Finds great happiness in her new life. As a lawyer enjoying great fame Is Marjorie Pfister, the eloquent dame. Seventeen Patty Phillips is a gym teacher, fine: On field day her pupils will shine. Now she spends her money without a careg Helen Pitkin has married a million- an-e. Katherine Planchard is a preserver of health, And through her patients has gained great wealth. With many children, Ellen Ponder we seeg She loves, to teach them A-B-C. Betty Poi-retto-bookkeeper effi- cient- ls supporting herself with money suf- ficient. 'Cause her true love gave her his name Betty 'Prator goes to every football game. And now we find Shirley Pregeant in college. How can her head hold so much knowledge? Patricia Price is an authoress fineg She's waiting for Shaw to come and dine. To give all her dear ones a smile Eola Prowell will travel a mile. Becky Pukof is a chemist of note: A scientific treatise she recently wrote. June Ragas has surely won a prizeg She married a professor who is very wise. A dressmaker fine is Doris Riley, For all her dresses are valued highly. Dorothy Robinson is a good nurse Who never lets her patients get worse. Married to a sailor is Doris Rochg Now Every month she waits at the doc . Remember the name of Gloria Sall, For some day her bust will grace fame's hall. Rosemary Santopadre is still always kind, A quality sometimes hard to find. Gloria Schmitt is an English teacher, And famous poets are her special feature. Miriam Schoen, a social worker will be, Doing much for the refugee. Joycelyn Schully's S0 happy she can sing, ' . For now she wears a shining ring. Thelma Seiler in college we see Furthering her studies from A to Z. lnez Serpas, an aviator fair, Soon will take to the upper air. Katherine Serra, dramatically in- clined, n Plays a part in Broadway's shine. Eighteen Harriet Sherlock, tall and fair, Has married a Romeo with shining hair. Eloise Sherrard, a happy young wife, Is adding joy to her "darling's" life. Mae Simmons, the poet, days are spent Doing pleasant work for the govern- ment. Maureen Simoneaux, a flyer bright, Spends her time above, and out of sight. Dorothy Staehle will write for mon- ey. Though she'd rather live on "milk and honey." Altltea Steckler, a bride to be, Will be, fortune says, the mother of three. Elaine St. Julian Will attend L. S. U. All of our luck, dear, goes with you! Virginia Stone before so many, Will skate on ice like Sonja Henie. Vivian Sundmaker has taken to the air And in a plane goes everywhere. Dorothy Sutter, a j0uI'l'laliSt great, Spends her time writing, early and late. Anna Swartzfager, a secretary, We find, With her "Boss" always on her mind. We see that she has changed her name, But our Phylis Terry will still be the same. Gloria Thompson is a singer of fame, On Broadway in lights we see her name. Rita Trahan is now contented, For when Tom proposed he really meant it. Jane Trout toward a happy marriage goesg She chose a career, but none ever knows! Cynthia Twigg, an artist fine, Is known for her work in every clime. Bernadine Ulmer is much in demand And is now lecturing all over the land. Amelia Umbaeh wants a husband to wedg She'l1 take a country "hick" or "a prof" instead. Shirley Vaeth is happy as can be, For now she has a family. Lorraine Venza, a singer of renown, Now on a world concert tour is bound. Elaine Von Beltren toward her goal goes ony -2 She'll reach the top' through rain or storm. Betty Vorhusch, so sweet and so nice, Will walk out the church door in a shower of rice. Virginia Walker in 'college we see Struggling over a thesis in history. Nell Walling will get all the cheers As she excels in dramatics through the years. Frances Walther, a teacher will be, And in McMain will earn her fee. Betty Walsh with her curling locks, red, Will say "yes" some day to Ted. We also now see Margaret Ward, Who will climb to the top by work- ing hard. Some day seated at a baby grand, Claire Weatheraby will get 8 "great big hand." Kathleen Wells, S0 small and sweet, Surely some day the right man will meet. Jane Whiteside is a graduate nurse, Amusing her patients with original verse. In the gym department of the best school, We see Juanita Wild teaching the rule. Jane Willem, a student at L. S. U., Is exceedingly popular on the cam- pus, too. Emily Wood is an artist sublime, Painting celebrities in her spare time. Adele Yost we now see As busy as a seamstress can be. Shirley Zahn is a happy bride: She'll cross the ocean by her hus- band's side. By the side of the one she loves through joy and strife We see Claire Zander, the doting wife. June Zatarain in the lab is just S0-S0 But she does know the meaning of H2O. Ivy Mae Ziegler is On the courts Winner or runner-up in all of the sports. Geraldine Zoller, petite and snappy, As nurse is keeping her patients happy. So now you have seen the future bright In the stratosphere at great height Written clearly in an airplane's smoke. Some are seriousg some, pure joke. Eola Prawell, Chairman' Barbara Allen, Bur- bum Como Nancy Lee Clmpman, Eleanor Han- dlin, Lee Henderson, Beverly Hingle, Kathryn Laliorde, Yvonne latmiere, Betty Loeb, Ella Mae Palmixano, Bet? Prater, Cynthia Tiqigg, Kalhleen Wells, Emiy Wood, june Zataraln. E-C-H-O-E-S Class Histor WE'VE COME a long way to- gether. Now, at the crossroads, we must part, each to go in a dif- ferent direction on paths that will, perhaps, never meet again. What lies ahead of us-who can tell? Be- hind us, we leave the happiest days of our lives. Remember the little girl, only four years younger than we are today, who excitedly ente1'ed the auditori- um, only to shrink at the sight of its enormous size? High school life to her seemed a daze of sweaters and skirts and saddle oxfords, squeals and giggles, mysterious wonders like locker combinations, room numbers, bells, and lunch checks. She feared for her life when three 0'clock ar- rived, with flying feet and banging lockersg on the verge of tears, she circled millions of corridors in search of her English class while the second bell rang mockingly. It was all so strange until a kind-hearted big sis- ter, whom she will never forget, helped a little. Initiation sounded like some sort of Japanese torture, and, in spite of everyone else's eager anticipation, she went to the Baby Party in dread and a lovely costume. When those wonderful Senior A's merely pre- sented a charming play, "The Long Lost Princess," and introduced her to the other little freshies, who had previously seemed so few and far be- tween, her fears vanished. Later, she found the campus ac- tually explorable, and almost never forgot to get lunch checks. There was time to notice the loud speakers, browse in the library, and in that superb magazine called "Echoes," How eagerly she awaited McMain's radio broadcasts! And there was no Carnival Ball any lovelier that year than the one given at McMain. Tech- nicolor movies in a school were too fantastic to even dream of, and yet, her McMain actually presented a movie in color starring her big sis- ters. Nothing stirred her more than the thrilling Alma Mater, even more exciting because she was among the first to sing it. In September, she returned whole- heartedly, effervescent with new res- olutions and old friends. There were new students now, rushing as she E-C-H-O-E-S had, bewildered and, of course, so much younger. She had grown ter- tibly old over summer, with her new- ly acquired curls tied neatly in a snood in damp weather, the auto- graphed jacket that mother had con- sidered more messy than stylish-as evidences of sophistication. And there were other changes, too. Mc- Main was hers now-she was a vital- part of it. Everything that happened to her school was altering her future, which' was so much closer than it appeared to be. Knitting a sweater, with twisted brow and busy tongue, our little memory seems to have aged another year. Typical of McMain in her plaid hood, jangling with costume jewelry, secretly amused with those new high socks that a few daring girls are brave enough to wear, she is bubbling over with enthusiasm and a desire to become worthy of the love and devotion of her teachers and friends. Another ball, full of spring flowers and Easter bunnies, has come and gone, a lilting minstrel show has displayed much of Mc- Main's talent, and the wonderful new bowling alley is her pride and joy. But tragedy comes with the end of her junior year! Her favor- ite sister, the one who helped her three years before when she needed Memories B. Eekhardt, '41 I remember the day when first I came, To the high portals of dear McMain, Where through the halls I scurried by And peeped at seniors with humble eye. Then came the change, the test, the day The glorious moment when I could say, "A sophomore you now behold Who feels herself here now quite old!" A year has passed, has fled, is gone! And yet we all are struggling on To reach the goal we must obtain The end of our stay at dear McMain. As seniors now we await the end, When into the world McMain will send A class to go forth with cheerful face To make this world a better place! help most, is graduating out of her life. Will you ever forget her excite- ment when it really dawned on her that she was a senior? Head awhirl, she voted for her class officers and served at the luncheon, almost un- aware of the fascinated stare of the freshie she had just helped, and the fact that everyone, even she, was wearing those ridiculous high socks. She almost forgot to notice the wel- come new watercoolers that were hers because they belonged to Mc- Main. She'll always remember the strange feeling deep down inside as she heard the graduates sing at a concert and watched them crying on Honor Day, rushing about with grad- uation books and excited smiles. She would be next. Walking on air, Miss Graduate, scarcely able to believe that no one else in McMain would finish high school before she did, helped give the Baby Party for exact replicas of her- self four years before. Remember how proudly she displayed her class ring to envious friends, discussed dresses and dates, pictures and class songs? And you know how eagerly she awaits the Class Play, Honor Day, the Luncheon, and, at long last, graduation. Cry like the rest of them? Of course she will. She loves McMain and hates leaving it. Gradu- ation would be perfection if it did not mean 'fout with the old," but her McMain will not be completely cast aside so long as she has a heart to store it in. Yes, we've come a long way to- gether over a road of joys and tears, level spots and bumpy ones, as all roads are, but each jolt has been made easier to take and almost en- joyable through the interest and love of our beloved Principal-Mother and our teachers. If our new paths are treacherous, we are fully preparedg if they are smooth-going, it is only because of McMain's guidance. Good-bye, McMain! With us we take fond memories and self confi- dence, behind us we leave our friends and our deepest gratitude for the happiness and sound philosophy giv- en us. Realizing that no reward is great enough to repay you for the priceless memories, advice, and ideals obtained through you, we can only promise to "bear your standards ever onward, aid in the achievement of your goals, and follow throughout our lives your lofty ideals. Robin Ahrens. H Nineteen Class Will WE, the graduating class of June, 1941, do hereby declare this our last will and testament, and, do be- queath the following: To- Miu Leckert-All of the rewards which our "principal-mother" has so well merited: Min Skier-Our grateful thanks and appreciation for all she has done for us, and authoresses who will gain renown the world overg Min Weiu--Girls with vocal cords that are used more for singing and less for talkingg Min Bndeaux-Girls who delight in doing outside readingg Min Bailey-Girls who answer roll call the first time their names are calledg Min Barq-A uniform for her "lit- tle man"g Miu Bertoniere-English students who hand in neat papers, Min Bland-An overwhelming sup- ply of ads for the "Echoes"g Miu Breeding-A Class that loves to read "The Lady of the I.ake"g Min Britneh-Good health and per- fect American citizensg Min Broussard-Eager students that speak Spanish fiuentlyg Min Camp-More girls who elect de- batingg Min Connor-An adding machine to add up all the new members that are coming in on next year's Mem- bership Driveg Min U. Cooper-Undergraduates that put the correct accent over vowelsg Min V. Cooper-Girls as sweet and thoughtful as sheg Mu. Costa-A continuance of her fine work in Sight-Saving classes: Min Crenon-A special camera that blots out all extraneous subjectsg Min Dantonet-Fast Red Cross knit- ters and more of themg Min De Luca-A special class in dress designing for her to directg Min Doisi-A classroom of her owng Min Drown-At least one class with 100W interest in United States historyg Min Friedrich:-The undying devo- tion of girls who have learned to love Latin because of her faithful guidance along its pathsg Twenty Mrs. Goldberg-A gray wig, 50 that incoming freshmen will not mis- take her for just a senior, Min Haas-Perfumed formaldehyde, so that her home-room classes will not suffer on the days frogs are to be dissectedg Min I-lallaron-A Louisiana com- posed of one parish so that stu- dents can easily remember itg Min Hester--A Class of future Mi- chael .Ange1o'sg Min Hugo-Girls who are ready, willing, and able to write poetry, Mr. Kin-at-An orchestra made up of girls who never graduateg Min Koll-A gym class that can swing Indian clubsg Min Kranz-More interesting books for her classes to review, Min Kumpfer-A miniature court room which can be used to explain judicial procedure 3 Min Littlejohn-Freshmen who know what "pi" isg Min Machauer-A fiock of w0uld-be physics students, Min Magruder-Girls who are never late for classg Miu McBryde-Seven new story plots, so that she will not have such hard work finding stories for the "Echoes" that are "different"g Mn. Meek--Seniors who don't groan while doing deep-knee bendingg Min Meyer-Youthful Sarah Bern- hardt's who are absent fewer times and are good in gesturingg Min Migues-A private bowling al- leys Min Pearce-Larger quantities of ingredients for her cooking classesg Min Peter:-Further success in all her progra-msg Min Place-One class of chemistry students who always understand everything about the lesson, who always wear their aprons in the laboratory, and who clean up be- fore leaving the roomy Min Randolph-Staff members who don't wait for the deadline to hand in material and who are wizards at selling adsg Min Rareahide-Students who appre- ciate Latin as much as their teach- er doesg Min Rooney--A class of Spanish students that speak Spanish like natives, Min Roy--Second Mrs. de Both's in all her classesg ' " Min Schmidt-Pupils whom she can transform into modern "Dalton's" and "Avagadro's"g Min Shubert-Girls who have as good a disposition as she hasg Min Smart - Mathematical-minded students who are as sweet and help- ful as she isg Mn. Tarlton-The hope that even though France is under a new rule, the French language will always be as beautiful as she teaches itg Min Thompson-More "Big News" prize winners and pupils who read something besides the "funnies" in the paperg Min Tom-te-Pupils who like and know how to work long division problemsg Min Vautrain-A brand new l0t of careers for undecided freshmeng Min Walmaley-Girls who can make up their minds as to what they want when they come to the li- braryg Min Wolfe-Enough girls to form a trigonometry classy Min Youngs-Miles of technicolor film and an unlimited budget for its developmentg The Mothers' Club-Our unending thanks for the lovely ice-water units as well as the new motion picture machineg Min Legier and Mrs. Meyers-Our appreciation for their kind assist- ance during our stay at McMaing Mn. Gibbons-Girls who, instead of crowding around the counters, will form straight linesg Mn. Roxer-Our gratitude for the kindness which she has given us through the yearsg Mr. Edler and Mr. Freddi+GirlS whose lockers are kept so neat that the locks never become out of or- derg The Custodian:-MCMainians that are allergic to carelessnessg Freshmen-Four years of fun and en- joyment such as we have hadg Sophomore:-Endurance for three yearsg Juniors-Success in their future les- sonsg Senior B's-The elated feeling we have now. This will has been sworn to and subscribed before us this fourth day of April, in the year of our Lord, 1941. We hereunto set our hand and seal. Mary E. Kni ht, Chairman: Vera Barton, Ware Brennan, ane Buchanan, Betty Buerble, ary Dubourg, argie Duernling, Eleanor Han- dlin, Catherine Serra, Dorothy Sutter, Cynthia Twi88, Betty Vorbusch. E-C-H-O-E-S 1 l Things Wc'd Like to Sec Acker, Jacqueline-disgusted With Peters' band Ahrens, Robin--With a pin to hold up her gym suit Albena, Florence-not studying dur- ing lunch Allen, Barbara-not being punished Allen, Clare Rita-without her old stand-by, the bow Arhogast, Marjorie - not wearing something blue Atwood, Jane-sophisticated Baker, Jeanne-staying away from school at least once Barnes, Kate-not worrying about her pretty hair Barr, Sanomar-with ebony-black straight hair Barrett, Joy-without that "swell" singing voice Barton, Esther.-not speaking Span- ish so fluently Barton, Vera-unconcerned about debating once in a while Battalora, Ellie-a tall, thin, boister- ous, platinum blonde Q Benton, Shirley-with her hair ln her net Bergeron, Shirley--With short fin- ger nails Berry, Doris-not attentive in class Berry, Margie-not being so sweet Berthelot, Doris-not able to express herself Bond, Barbara-doing a ballet dance Bonie, Muriel-not so studious Bordenave, Veronica-not always worrying about chemistry Bosch, Joyce-relieved before the first period Bourgeois, Ella-Walking' to and from school Bourgeois, Gloria-With a correct French accent Brehm, Jane--not reading love sto- ries during lunch Brennan, Jayne-not worrying about her hair Bridger, May-Without that dimple in her chin Bringhurst, Ruth-not being S0 sweet and kind Buchanan, Jane-loud and boister- ous Buerkle, Betty-sophisticated Burnham, Doris--Without the For- tier ring Cadzow, Betty-not talking ffor a changej Campbell Althee-with a deep glam- orous voice Catalano, Virginia1tall and bald Chapman, Nancy-With short hair Charhonnet, Agnes-talkative Chevis, Audrey-not S0 fickle QCII-lin-Bing, Sylvia-not asking for 'money Clement, Althea-with hair like Dor- othy Lamour Coates, Rita-not crazy about Nel- son Eddy , Cocchiara, Rosalie-with a high so- prano voice E-C-H-O-E-S Comarda, Rita-other than a station- ary figure in JBX Conroy, Barbara-Without that ra- dio appeal Cosse, Shirley-spending a fourth period in her own home-room Crane, Jane-not showing her ring to curious seniors Croft, Dorothy-minus her knitting Daley, Claire-talking like "Step 'n' Fetchit" Denmark, Afton-not giggling with Jane Doll, Yvonne-disliking hamburgers Drell, Olyve-with a soft, sweet Voice Duhourg, Mary-disagreeable Duemling, Marjorie-short and stout Eagan, Lorraine--quiet in Miss Kumpfer's room Edwards, Essie-speaking loud and fast Elliott, Charlise-With tiny brown eyes Exsterstein, Esther-With short, straight hair Fell, Constance-a dizzy blonde Finlayson, Doris--taking' her time Fitzgerald, Valerie-With elastic in the legs of her gym bloomers Fleming, Connit+missing' a ball Forcha, Mary Jane--rushing Freas, Louise-short and stout Frey, Anna-raving about her mother Galle, Gloria-a wallflower George, Sybil-sharing her love se- crets Germann, Jenny Bell--quiet, meek, and submissive Giefers, Coralie-snobbish Gitz, Shirley--knowing her English assignment Green, Madeline-loaiing' Guillory, Ouita--a blonde with light hair and fair skin Haas, Rosemary-without that pecu- liar laugh Handlin, Eleanor-Serious Harold, Peggy--quiet Hemenway, Gloria--with a really deep voice Henderson, Leatrice--timid Henley, Margaret-Without those prettv dimples Hennessey, Henrietta-talking' Slowly Herron, Barbara-not With or not talking about Doris Hickerson, Thora-Without that pret- ty red hair Higgins, Agnes-Winning a speed race Hilliard, Maxine-making a lot of noise Hingle, Beverly-with a Weak, shrill voice Hague, Ruth-being dignified Hunter, Gloria-Worrying Hutchinson, June-Coming' to school regularly Hutton, Dorothy-minus a "boy friend" at three o'clock Jacob, Edith-a female Benny Good- man Jahn, Glorianna--not being so sweet Johnson, Etherelda-raising her voice Johnson, .lohnette-Without that . drawl Joyner, Sylvia-short and stout Katten, Blanche-not taking such an interest in chemistry Kenny, Margaret-exotic Kilb, Ada-with a boyish bob Kimbrough, Lois-serious in dramat- ics class Knight, Mary-below 90 in any sub- ject Kolter, Carol-Without Julia Laborde, Kathryn-dressed in red Lachin, Gloria-with a standard pro- nunciation of her name LaGarde, Norma-Without Katherine Planchard LaPoutge, Dorothy-not always being sweet Laterriere, Yvonne-not an excellent pupil Lawrence, Mary-jitterbugging LeBlanc, .lean--Whispering Leger, Kathlyn-a cut up Levy, Amelia--on time Levy, Vivian-Six feet tall Lloveras, Yvonne-without six sisters Loch, Betty-doing "rubber legs" Lomm, Sadie-not dressed up Lyle, Mary Ann-an army hostess Mallet, Batya-not absent four out of five days Maloney, Julia-a typical blonde Malter, June-talkative Mancini, Dorothy-not always wor- rying McCarty, Toby-frowning McClelland, Helen-Without June R8-' gas McGinnis, Rita-minus curls McNiff, Barbara-with a Roman nose Melendez, Ophelia-Calm, cool, and collected Menard, Othelia-Writing prose in- stead of poetry Merlin, Aline-in a hurry Monnin, Doris-on the cover of a Uphotoplay magazine" Moore, Joy-biting her nails Munch, Emilia-without her own re- ceipt book O'Donnell, Clare-grumpy Owens, Bernadine-cheering' for L. S. U. Palmisano, Etta Mat+sil'1ging swing Pearce, Alice May-quiet Pecot, Whilamina-With long blonde curls Perrin, Louise-like "Superman" Petty, Faye-tall and dark Pfister, Marjorie-making use of her majorette boots-in Easton's band Phillips, Patricia-not volunteering to act in a pantomime Pitkin, Helen-not so exact in her quaint little ways Planchard, Katherine-taking' dra- matics seriously Ponder, Ellen-playing the part of the goddess of speed Porretto, Betty-going' to L. S. U. Prator, Betty--Without her shadow, "Chuckie" Pregeant, Shirley-Without Rita Ann McGinnis Price, Patricia--not being quiet Prowell, Eola-quiet and sedate Pukof, Becky-With dark hair and olive complexion fContinued on next pagel Twenty-one ia- ? 9- W-7 "Y" AFTER much excited planning and practicing, the day of the Baby Party, February 20, finally arrived. That morning invitations in the form of old fashioned school slates were presented to the freshmen. One- thirty, the starting time, found seniors and freshmen alike licking lolly-pops and eagerly awaiting the program. The seniors' program began, after a welcome speech by the class presi- dent, with Gloria Thompson singing "Frasquito Serenade." Gloriana Jahn, who followed, played the "Inter- mezzo" from Cavalleria Rusticana, on her violin. We were delighted with Robin Ahrens' rendition of De- bussy's "Clair de la Lune" and with Etta Mac Palmisano's singing "Be- causcf' Then, of course, we had to have something to make the fresh- men land the seniors, laugh: A skit entitled "The Three Bears," prepared especially for the occasion by our gifted Miss Camp, proved to be "just the thing." The chairman of the reception and games committee, Margie Duemling, Twenty-two SENIOR CLASS Baby Party For Freshmen Baby Party explained the games to the freshmen. In the first they were told to un- scramble some letters and form the names of America's former presi- dents. Next they tried to form as many words as they could from "Freshman B's.' 7 The freshman program began with a tap-dance by Shirley Harrison and Edna Lee. A number of freshmen entertained with classical selections. The first of these was Barbara War- ren, who played Paderewski's "Min- uet." We were all amused with Mary Lou Carey's recitation of "Mary Had a Little Lamb." I have mentioned only .a few of those who took part in the program, but each one added to the enjoyment of the afternoon. During the freshman program ice cream and delicious cookies were served, the cookies being a product of Miss Roy's department. The party came to a close with the class song, written by Jane Whiteside and Jennie Bell Germann to the tune of "There I Go." It was a pleasant party, and all seemed to enjoy the program, num- bers, and refreshments. Chairman of the committees re- sponsible for the party were: Rergplfmz and Gamer ................ Margie fpllfffllillg Invitation ......... . ................................,. Crnwlie Grvfcix Freshman Program. ...... ..... B arlmm Bom! Senior Program... . ...., .............. I irrrrly Hiuglv Refrexhmentx ......... .................., ......... If I ilu Prnzvell Margaret Henley. Things We'd Like To See lContinucd from page 211 Ragas, June-a Sl11'lYllilI1g' violet Riley, Iris-loafing in class Robinson, Dorothy-being' able to open her locker Rock, Doris-without her echo and shadow, B. Herron and V. Cata- lano Sall, Gloria--a dizzy blonde Santopadre, Rosemary-With0uiL "that crowd" Schmitt, Gloria-not so sweet Schoen, Miriam-five feet two, with eyes of blue Schully, Joyeelyn-not longing for Ben H. Seiler, Thelma-not putting her heart and soul in dramatics Sex-pas, Inez-without all of that excess energy fContinued on page 345 E-C-H-O-E-S l 1 Eyes ....,.. Nose ...,,. Mouth ... .. Teeth .....,,, Complexion ........ Figure ....,. Hair ....... Hands ....,.e Profile ,...,. Disposition ...... Dimples ...... Smile ,..,,e Robin Sunnin'a instead of Ahrens Barbara McMain instead of Allen Jane Onlumber instead of Atwood Jeanne Butcher instead of Baker Kate Houses instead of Barnes Sonomar Brick instead of Barr Shirley Straighton instead Of Benton Doris Grape instead of Berry Margie Apple instead of Berry Doris Berthelittle instead Of Berthe- lot Barhara Merita instead of Bond Joyce Gosh instead of Bosch Jane Crown instead of Brehm Ruth Takehurst instead of Bring- hurst Jane Bugun instead of Buchanan Doris Fryham instead of Burnham Althee Phillips instead of Campbell Virginia Dogalano instead of Catal- ano Nancy Peddler instead of Chapman Sylvia Chin-Bang instead of Chin- Bing Rita Pants instead of Coates Barbara Proroy instead of Conroy Jane Pelican instead of Crane E-C-H-O-E-S Our Ideal Girl ll. Barbara A1len's or ...viz . Faye Petty's JI. Jayne Brennan's or 12. May Bridger's J1. Doris Monnin's or 12. Jayne Brennan's J1. Jayne Brennan's or 12. Julia Maloney's J 1. Doris Monnin's or 12. Lois Kimbrough's ll. Valerie Fitzgeralds or ...Miz . Clare Mae Zander's J1. Doris Monnin's or 12. Thora Hickerson's ll. Dorothy LaPoutge's or 12 will 12 . Clare Weathersby's . Doris Berthelot's or . Jayne Brennan's ll. Gloriana Jahn's or 12. Margaret Henley's J 1. Margaret Henley's or 12. Frances Walther's 'J 1. Margaret Henley's or 12. Faye Petty's Why Nor? Claire Weekly instead of Daley Afton America instead of Denmark Mary Dutown instead of Dubourg Constance Climbed instead of Fell Anna Bake instead of Frey Sybil Jack instead of George Shirley Gets instead of Gitz Madeline White instead of Green Rosemary Hasn't instead of Haas Eleanor Footlin instead of Handlin Peggy Richard instead of Harold Gloria Fisher instead of Hunter Sylvia Separator instead of Joyner Mary Squire instead of Knight Gloria Lablunt' instead of Lachin Dorothy LaHound instead of La- Poutge Mary Clarence instead of Lawrence Betty Keye instead of Loch Batya Hammer instead of Mallet Joy Less instead of Moore Emilia. Munch instead of Chew Alice May Stick instead of Pearce Faye Important instead of Petty Helen Pitrelation instead of Pitkin Ellen Think instead of Ponder Patricia Cost instead of Price Eola Consick instead of Prowell Dorothy Larlnister instead of Rob- inson Doris Brick instead of Rock Rosemary Santomadre instead of Santopadre Harriet Holmes instead of Sherlock Elaine St. Ann instead of St. Julien Virginia Pebble instead of Stone Vivian Moondmaker instead of Sund- maker Jane Frost instead of Trost Cynthia Branch instead of Twigg Amelie Umside instead of Umbach Betty Vortree instead of Vorbusch Virginia Runner instead of Walker Margaret Room instead of Ward Kathleen Springs instead of Wells Jane Blacktop instead of Whiteside Juanita Tame instead of Wild Emily Paper instead Of Wood Claire Keller instead of Zander June Zatanun instead of Zatarain Becky Pukof, Chairmanp Iris Riley, Ellie Bal- lalom, Doris Rock, Mary Ann Lyle, Virginia Calalano, Doris Berry, Dori: Finlayson, june Ragar. Twenty-three Twent y-f our Best All Around.-. Most Popular ....... Brightest ...... Best Natured ........ Best Athlete ....... Sweetest ........ Cutest ........ Prettiest ........ Most Sophisticated ....... Best Dressed ........ Friendliest ..,.... Wittiest ....,... Peppiest ..,.,.. Most Talented ........ Senior A Ballot lgl l2 ,.,,,,,l1 l2 1 Q1 l2 lgl l2 1 gr 1 12 4 S1 l2 lgl 4 A Farewell to McMain Etta Mae Palmixano, '41 Farewell- Now, dear MfMdIn, I leave you. I'1fe done my he.rt to pleaye you- MrMain, how hard Foe tried. Love you? With all my heart, I love you. No other.r are ahove you- You fill my heart with pride. I entered with glatlnem- Ileare you with ,fadneJJ- For you gave me mem'rie.x' immortal. Now- For a girl you have befriended Four happy year: are ended. A lait farewell to you, MrMain. S1 I2 l2 S1 l2 gl l2 lgl l2 Margaret Henley Mary Dubourg Mary Dubourg Margaret Henley Mary Knight Margie Berry Margaret Henley Gloriana jahn Rita Comrada Juanita Wild Gloriana Jahn jane Willem Jayne Brennan Doris Monnin Doris Burnham Emily Wood Clare Zander Sadie Lomm Margaret Henley Gloriana jahn Betty Cadzow june Ragas Betty Cadzow June Zatarain Etta Mae Palmisano Robin Ahrens C-H Shirley Mae Vaetlm Ifditnr's Note: Wfell, girls, this marks the last time I shall he Coming to you u-ilb stories by our students. It has been iz great plmszne and privilege to work with the tearhers and members uf the Staff, and I want to thunk the persons who lmrc' made it possible for me to bvronle one of thc u'orkc'rs. I hare deeply afvprefiated your ro- nflrrutirnz during the pus! year. Al- though I am leaving, I sincerely hope you will Umtinue the good :fork und bring lo my sufressor some real "Mu- .llt1i11" nmlcriul. I iran! to irish her, ll'I1ll!'l'L'l' she may be, the best of llltfk in her lmsiliou as literary editor. llfell, enough of this-let's get to the stories. Here they are, girls, amz' I hope you will enjoy reading them as muah as I have enjoyed rollefting them for you. S..lI.V. A Chocolate Soda, Please Carolyn Earl, '42 UWELL, that's that," said Mau- reen as she hung up the re- ceiver and replaced the phone on her table. "Why, on Saturday of all days, did Paula Ford have to ask me to luncheon?" After all, Saturday was the nicest morning to sleep late. She yawned, stretched luxuriously and glanced at the noisy little clock on her dresser. "Oh, ten thirty," she cried, struggling into her robe, crawling under the bed for her other slipper, and trying to open the bed- E-C-H-O'-lj-S "Just a chocolate soda, please" room window all at the same time. She gave a sudden, despairing cry as she remembered the sad fate of her last good pair of stockings and real- ized that her blue dress needed press- ing. "Mother, oh Mother" she called from the head of the stairs. "What is it, dear?" this lady answered from the kitchen from which direction came the delicious odor of hot biscuits. "Paula just 'phonedj' said Mau- reen, pattering down the stairs and coming into the kitchen to sample the biscuits. "She wants me to meet her in town at eleven-thirty to shop and have lunch," went on Maureen as she perched on the tabletop and swung her feet. "My hose look as if they've been through the warg be- sides my blue dress is dreadfully mussed and,-look what time it is! Can Dad drive me down, or has he already gone to the office?" "Yes, dear, he has already left with the car, but I will press your dress, and you may borrow my new chiffon hose. I'll have a bite of breakfast ready when you are dressed." "Oh, Mums, you are a darling," responded her daughter as she turned and flew upstairs again. Half an hour later she was readyg her long black hair falling in soft waves around her face, the blue dress and accessories an exact dupli- Cut by Carolyn Earl cation of the color of her soft, dark fringed eyes. It was not until ten minutes after she had left, that her mother realized that she had forgotten to tell Mau- reen that her Daddy was bringing some out-of-town friends to dinner. Maureen, catching the bus at the corner, arrived in town fifteen minutes before she was to meet Paula. Passing by the soda fountain in Rogers' Department Store, she saw one of the new chocolate sodas being mixed. Having time to spare, she sat down at the fountain and ordered one, feeling guilty, knowing that every penny should be saved for the tiny radio she had planned on buying. After one sip, however, she decided it was just about the best soda she had ever had. It tasted differ- ent somehow-and now she knew why Beth and the "gang" had all raved about Rogers' chocolate sodas. She had just settled down to en- joy it when, from the corner of her eye, she saw some one sit beside her. She paid no heed until she heard a very charming masculine voice say, "One of those new super- chocolate sodas, please." Well, after that she just had to learn to whom such a nice voice belonged. So cautiously, from under her soft wide- brimmed hat she peeped out, only to realize that he had been looking at her. She dropped her eyes, but she Twenty-fiz'c had seen what an attractive young person the voice belonged to. "Pardon me", he said politely, "but aren't you-, I mean, do you-." Maureen glanced withering- ly at him and interrupted in her coldest toneg "Pardon me, but I am not in the habit of speaking to strangers. "Wait a minute, we aren't stran- gers, that is, if you-." And having finished her soda, Maureen rose quickly, glanced at her wrist watch, then turned to the young man. "Pm sorry, but I have never laid eyes on you in my life", and, with that, she spun on her heel and marched out. As she left, the brown-haired young man got to his feet, mum- bling, "Say, I'm sorry, but-", all to no avail for the girl was already swallowed up in the crowd outside. "Oh, well," he argued as he went back to finish his soda, "I could have sworn she was kin to O'Reillyg-- those eyes, why they're exactly like his . . ." I7 ' 4 4 if It was not until Paula and she were on their way home that she thought again -of the incident. It was about five-thirty when Maureen stepped from the bus to walk the remaining half block home. She had gone only a few steps when she noticed a strange coupe on the drive. "Now, who could that be?" she thought as she closed the garden gate and came up the walk to the porch. As she entered the hall, her father was saying, "There she is now. Oh, Maureen come into the living roomg there's someone I want you to meet." The girl went in, knowing that her Dad's friends were usually middle- aged lawyers who could talk about the most uninteresting things. Mau- reen scarcely heard her father make the introductions, for, after one look at the taller of the two men, she collapsed into a chair, breathless with laughter. The strange, yet familiar young man gazed smilingly down into Mau- reen's eyes, his own sparking with amazement. As she came back to earth again, she heard her father say: "You see, dear, Mr. Keith Hud- son has been transferred to our town, I hope you will take care of young Hudson and see that he meets your friends and has a good time. And Keith, I hope you and my daugh- ter will get along-You know," with a wink at Maureen, "great grand- mother O'Reilly had quite a temper and I don't believe this generation has outgrown it yet." Almost four minutes later Mau- reen and Keith were seen crossing the fresh green lawn, hand in hand. "Where do you two think you're headed for?" asked Maureen's Dad from the doorway. As they approached the coupe, Keith answered, "Just to get a soda, sir", and then, turning to Maureen with a twinkle in his eye, he grinned, "And a chocolate one at that!" Blind Date Robin Ahrens, C'42D MOONLIGHT, deep, almost haunt- ing in its beautiful silence, shone through the balcony windows, pat- terning shadows on the floor about two silhouetted figures, bathing them in celestial radiance. Hair shining with splendor, eyes with dew, one raised a starry face, so apart of the -mystery about her, whispering, "I long to kill myself for you, to sacri- fice myself, to pour myself out at your feet!" Passionately, she cried, "I didn't want to love you like this. I felt afraid. But my heart was like a tight little bud of a flower at the first touch of the hot sun. Its petals relaxed and fell apart. Now they are open, Paolo, and dropping, and you may crush me, if you like. You may mush mel" "May crush me!" the other prompt- ed laughingly. "Slew slay, plush me-cray mush me-aw . . . !" Her hair shining no longer, but unartistically pinned up with disillusioning hair curlers, she wailed, "Oh, Janie, what am I going to do? It's hopeless! I'll never make Twenl y-six the class play. I can't learn these lines! And I've just got to make a good impression!" "Don't make so much noise or you'll wake everyone," Jane caution- ed patiently. "Now, here's your cue: 'Tell me'. I'.m certainly glad I don't want a part. It's too much work!" "You don't have to be in it to shine, Jane," Pat moaned disconso- lantly. "You'll probably be voted the best all around and the prettiest in the class, but I won't get anything if I'm not in the play. I want every- one to know I'm graduating. I want the girls ten years from now to say, 'Oh, yes. I remember her. She graduated with me, starred in our class play." "But, Pat, you have the prettiest eyes in the class. I've heard many people say . . . " "Who for instance?" she demand- ed. "Well, I don't know. People . . . " "You've heard no such thing, Jane Martin, and you'll never hear of it either, because . . . " She broke off. "Oh, Janie, what's the use of having beautiful eyes when nobody can see them through these horrid old thick glasses," she sobbed. "That's why no- body wants to take me to the prom. No boy likes a girl with four eyes. Oh, I wish we weren't even having one!" "You stop that!" Jane cried. "Of course, you're glad we're having it. Besides, isn't my cousin going to take you? You'll have him in your clutches the minute he sees you." "It's no use, Janie. You can't lead a boy into something like that with- out warning him, and as soon as you tell him I wear glasses, he'll get the impression I'm an old maidish prim, and he'll wiggle out of taking me, "Pat said hopelessly. "And I do look like an old maid, too. If he's as good looking as you say he is, he wouldn't even bother . . . " "Oh, he's good looking all right," Jane said thoughtfully, "if he hasn't changed in a year. He'll be glad to take you, because he doesn't know anyone else down here. "And then, "Pat, why wear your glasses at all?" "But-but I can't see without them," Pat said bewilderedly. "You can see up close, and that's fContinued on page 341 E-C-H-O-E-S The Little Hussy Betty Terroy, '42 AMES O'BRIEN, sergeant in the Medical Corps, stood and glared at the retreating figure of a Red Cross nurse, and, as she disappeared into a ward, he addressed the air bitingly in language that would have amazed Colonel Andersen-and the Colonel had been in the army twenty years and was an old hand at using biting language himself. Every hair on O'Brien's head seemed charged with rage and was standing on end, -even his mustache, which was two weeks' old and beginning to look vaguely like a worn-out tooth brush, bristled indignantly. Well, here it was the eighth month he'd known this-this hussy! Eight months and he hadn't gotten any- where with her! Him! James O'Brien! What did Casanova have he didn't have? Nothing! Nothing at all! Yet this little hussy wouldn't-- Ohl Hang! O'Brien was walking slowly down the hall and unconsciously he spoke in a high squeaky voice and wiggled his hips, "No, I'm so sorry, but I already have a date for the Military Ball. l'm going with Colonel Ander- sen!" A doctor and three nurses watched with amusement and finally burst into laughter as O'Brien uttered an emphatic, "Ugh!", in his own voice. He strode back to the barracks viciously kicking the stones in the path till he heard an enraged roar and looked up to see the Colonel, hopping about on one foot, holding his right ankle in his left hand and giving sizzled evidence of his twenty O'Brien saluted years in the army. hastily and hurried on. Well, that him with the definitely queered Colonel, but shoot the colonel, he never had liked the old buzzard and he was going to get even with that uppity Carrie Wellington if it killed him. That evening at eight he entered the ballroom and was somewhat awed when he saw Carrie dance with Colonel Andersen and then Private Holome, then Corporal Tracy and then Colonel Andersen cut in. Really she should be ashamed flirting with all those men. He cut in. "Hello, Carrie." E-C-H-0-E-S "Good evening, Sergeant O'Brien." Gosh! She was icy, but he'd fix that. He hadn't seen a woman yet who wouldn't melt when he kissed her. "Come on out on the terrace, Carrie." "Oh! But-well, all right ser- geantf' He seated himself beside her in the moonlight and started in. He told her all about her beautiful red hair but all she said was that she knew it by this time, Colonel Ander- Cut by Mary Mac uowan "O'Brien was walking slowly down the hall" Home Connie Fleming Home is a place which is jolly and gay, A place to live in day hy day. It is a haven of comfort and rest The dweller, of course, will think it the best. Love and happiness will linger and slay Till the house is weatherbealen and gray. Many people will visit and say, "Pd love to come here and live if I may." sen, Private Holome and Corporal Tracy had all volunteered that in- formation. He tried her eyes and hands and was just going to kiss her when Colonel Andersen came out and asked for his dance. He looked daggers at O'Brien and then limped off with Carrie. O'Brien couldn't figure it out. He tried so hard and still she didn't even look interested, and she'd left him to dance with a man old enough to be her father! Suddenly he felt sick, "I must have heart trouble," hc decided. He couldn't sleep that night. He counted the legs he had amputated, the shrapnel wounds he had treated, finally the doors of the wards. At last he dozed. Next morning he put on his white coat and rubber gloves and went in- to the operating room. There was that Carrie Wellington handing him his instruments. Gosh! She was cute! But she mustn't have a heart or surely he, James O'Brien, would have found it! At that moment the air raid siren shrilled but work went on in the operating room. The bombs screamed all about the hospital, anti-aircraft barked and the bombing planes darted across the sky like mosquitos, -the kind you'd like to swat but can't. Suddenly the lights went out as a huge explosion shook the build- ing, throwing the doctors and nurses to the floor. After a moment's darkness, light flooded the room. There on the floor lay James O'Brien, Romeo of the 123rd Medical Corp, blood well- ing swiftly from a cut on his head. Carrie's eyes widened. "0h!" she screamed, "Oh! Jimmy!" Kneeling beside him, she stroked his hair and cried until she raised a perfect fog. She was so busy being feminine she didn't hear him mut- ter, "She loves me not, she loves me -I hope." All that she knew was that when she returned with some bandages, he had vanished. That night she was on late duty. At eleven she was walking to the nurses' quarters when a six-foot figure loomed up, grabbed her and roared into her ear, "Kiss me, you little hussy, kiss me!" What else could she do? Twenty-seem Memories Batya Mallet, '41 NOT long ago this house on Pine Street was dreary and sad look- ing. The glass in almost every win- down was broken and the shutters slammed back and forth on windy nights. What used to bc a garden was now nothing but a patch of weeds. A few weeks ago, a new family moved in. The house thought to it- self, "How nice it will be to be clean and orderly again, and be surround- ed by a beautiful garden." But best of all was the thought of having children's laughter within its walls again. One night after everyone was asleep, the house began to reminisce about the wonderful old colonial days when she was in her glory with parties, barbecues, and was always filled with beautiful ladies and hand- some gentlemen. How could she for- get the night when Miss Nancy said goodbye to Mr. Robert? They were walking in a garden that was lovely with roses and evergreens but they did not see ,a thing but each other. Suddenly Robert broke the silence. "Oh, Nancy, how can I leave you for four long years?" "You must, darling, for your sake and mine." "I would rather lose everything that is worthwhile to me than go. Studying in Europe means nothing to me now, for, you see, you won't be with me." Nancy sighed and spoke softly. "Four years won't seem very long be- cause we are so young and we already have so many pleasant memories. When we are lonely or down-hearted, we can remember the long summer days, that drive through the country yesterday and so many other things dear to us." "How sweet and dear you are! I never realized there was such a per- son-always unselfish, always loyal. Before we go back into the house say, "I love you, Robert." Nancy looked at him with all her love in her eyes and tenderly said, "I love you, Robert." A few days later, Robert was ready to leave for Europe with four years of study ahead of him. Twent y-vig hi Nancy did not go with him to the ship but they parted in the familiar surroundings of the garden. The next dawn was the time for the sailing. With a heavy heart Robert boarded the ship, "The Em- press." Just before the signal to leave was given, Robert was tempted to turn back, but he controlled him- self, for he knew he was doing the riht thing, they were both so young. The following days were hard ones for Robert. Shortly after leaving port, a blinding storm came up, toss- ing the vessel around like a leaf on the water. On the second night out, the storm had reached the peak of Cut by Robin Ahrens "They were walking in cz. gardcw that was lovlely-" its fury. Because of this rough voyage, the ship sprang two large leaks. Everything possible was done to keep her afloat, but nothing seemed to help. Despair was in everyone's heart. The boat was slowly sinking. Robert tried to help everyone as much as he could. Luckily, there were not many women or children aboard. When these were all ac- counted for, Robert and a few other men jumped overboard and caught hold of some timber which had de- tached itself from the boat. It was a wonder that they could hold on. The storm was raging-sending forth lightning, thunder, and tor- rents of rain. The next dawn everything was calm and quiet, but nothing could be seen of "The Empress," or her pass- engers. Meanwhile, at home Nancy was do- ing the same things she had always done, but now there seemed to be something missing. Everywhere she looked she saw Robert's face, his dark hair, and smiling eyes. It happened that on the same night that "The Empress" sank, Nancy had a terrible nightmare. She dreamed that Robert was drowning and was calling-"Nancy! Nancy! Nancy!" With her name ringing in her ears, she awoke, shivering and screaming. Her mother, hearing her screams, rushed into her room. She took Nancy into her arms and gradually she calmed her. Nancy told her mother of her terrible dream. Tenderly her mother said, "Don't worry about Robert. He can take care of himself. I have a feeling that he is safe." lVith that thought in her mind, Nancy finally fell asleep. But I wonder how it was that Nancy could feel that Robert was in danger? Maybe there was mental telepathy between these two who loved each other so dearly. A week later when Nancy was sitting on the porch with her mother, a negro came rushing up the long avenue calling, "Miss Nancy, Miss Nancy !" When he reached the steps, he blurted out the story he had heard in town while buying some equipment. A tragic story-of a boat sinking and only three known survivors. Nancy gasped, "The Empress?" "Yes, mam," said the darky, cast- ing his eyes to the ground, for he was ashamed to be the one to bring the bad news. Nancy just sat there, too dumb- founded to cry. She couldn't believe that the strong vigorous, laughing boy she loved so dearly could now be dead. Oh! How could this be true? After this heartbreaking news, Nancy changed. Instead of finding her a happy, laughing girl, we find her a quiet, reserved, mature wom- an. She stayed in her room most of the time, coming downstairs only in the early morning for a walk in the garden. QContinued on page 301 E-C-H-O-E-S Ther And The NSW shine, Mae vnu., '41 IT was a cold winter morning that got Jerry out of bed that day, and I must also say, in a very bad mood. "Why does the bell have to ring at this hour?" I heard her say as she descended the long staircase. "Es- pecially on a Saturday at that! Well, what is it?" A young, not sturdy, but cheer- ful boy stood .at the door holding a yellow envelope in his hand. "A telegram for Miss Marquis!" It was a shock to Jerry as she read- "Come at once. Airplane crash. Father dying." Love, Mother." She couldn't believe her eyes. Why, her Dad never had a crackup. Her eyes bore a bewildered expression as she hurriedly packed, and, as she went out the front door, I saw the tears beginning to roll down her soft cheeks. At the hospital Jerry stood beside her Mother, inwardly making a vow that if Father died, she would never again look at an airplane. I re- member her saying at the funeral a few days later that she hated the mere word aircraft. She was only fifteen then, but the memory of those few days lived on, and, often as I sat with her she would say that if it weren't for air- planes her Father might still be alive. One day she met a young man, Jack Bordon, who absorbed a great deal of her time. He took her to nice places and I saw little of Jerry, until one day she came into the house screaming that she never wanted to see Jack again. He was a pilot, and, as you know, Jerry dis- liked pilots, not because they were pilots, but because deep down with- in her she was afraidg-afraid that airplanes might harm someone whom she might care for. That is the rea- son I persuaded Mrs. Marquis to have a talk with Jerry. She was surely old enough now to understand that hatred was no way to feel towards a mere profession. Besides, years have passed since her father's day, E-C-H-0-E-S and airplanes are now much safer. You wouldn't think that the fear of the air would last as long as six years, but it did with Jerry. I saw the fear slowly leaving her as day by day Jack and she rode out to the airport,-no, not the same one Cut by Robin Ahrens 'fShe belonged to a family of pilots" where her father's crackup occurred, but nevertheless, an airport. However, after she herself had fully mastered a plane, she took the job of housewife to a pilot. Yes, Jack and she were married,-not a large wedding, but a very pretty one. For five years they lived in a small three-room apartment located in a very aristocratic neighborhood, and then they moved., No, Jack wasn't raised in salary, but they were now a family. Yes, now they were .a family-Jerry had a child, a girl. They called her Marquette,-an odd name, but something like her grand- father's whose memory still lingered in Jerry's heart. It was after Marquette entered school that the misfortune happened. I recall that Jack was away on a business trip. Marquette came home from school feeling very ill. The doctor said it was a rare disease, so rare that I have forgotten the name. At any rate there was no cure. At least that's what they thought. Some- one, a neighbor, I believe, knew a doctor in Nevada who could help, but it was such a long distance, and time was short. The fever grew worse, and finally the idea came to Jerry to fly to Nevada. Who could take them - remember - Jack was away. Did Jerry have the courage to fly there with Marquette, and at the same time know she w.as re- sponsible for a small child's life,- her ehild's? It was all there was left to do, and so they left. I remember the day they reached Nevada. Jack was waiting out on the field. It was a fine exhibition of courage and bravery and he was proud of her. Well, Marquette got well. The doctor said the disease had received attention just in time. The family returned home when Marquette was able to walk, and I think I heard Jerry tell her husband as they entered the front door that a new member would soon be .added to their family A future pilot, no doubt? I saw Jerry as she thought about this. She belonged to a family whose pilots died and whose pilots brought life to future pilots. I believe she shed a tear as she remembered her father, and then, she smiled a little as she thought about the new life soon to enter the bewildering world which held joy and sorrow for both the old and the new. Twenty-nine Memories fContinued from page 285 This same routine every day was Nancy's life for the next two years. She saw no -one but her own family, and remained at home most of the time. She became pale and nervous. Any little thing tired her. Her family worried constantly about her ap- pearance and general health. Her mother had been trying to convince her that she would enjoy a visit to her uncle in Charleston. After much persuasion she decided to go. Two weeks later we find Nancy in Charleston. She doesn't go to parties or teas as she used to, but prefers to drive down to the wharf every day with her uncle, where his busi- ness carries him. One morning, while she was wait- ing for her uncle to negotiate a deal, she notices a young man disembark- ing from the boat in front of her. Never in all her life had she seen such a livid scar-it crossed the man's cheek from his eye to his jaw. Something caught in her throat- this man looked so much like Robert. Oh, but how could this be? He was dead. Surely her eyes must be be- traying her. For, as if he had sensed that she was looking at him, he turned around completely and stared at her. Slowly he smiled and start- ed to walk toward her. Nancy sat in the carriage like a statue. This man walked like Rob- ert and smiled as he did.-Maybe after all he was the man she loved and thought dead. This stranger who stood before her, looking into her eyes and slow- ly saying, "Nancy, I've come back," made her realize that he was not a stranger at all, but the man who had left two years ago, to study in Europe, and had never come back- the man she loved. Little by little her voice came back but all she could say was, "Robert" A few seconds later she was out of the carriage and into his arms, sobbing because she was so happy. She felt his face, his hair, his hands, asking over and over again--"Is it you, Robert? Is it really you?" After regaining their equilibrium, they stepped into the carriage. Nancy asked, "Where have you been all this time? You look so thin and tired, darling. And that scar- .oh, it's awful-how did that come about? Robert laughed, "Nancy, Nancy, how can I answer all those questions at the same time? Are you com- fortable? I will tell you very short- ly what I have been doing these two long, worried years." Robert told of the terrible storm and how he and another passenger holding on to some timber, finally reached an out-of-the-way island. They were so exhausted they could not move for days. The few white people on the island took them in and cared for them until they be- came Well. After he regained his health, he inquired how he could get back to the United States in the quickest possible way. They told him that a ship came to the island only once every year and a half, but, to his bitter disappoinment, he dis- covered that the boat had called and left a few weeks previous. He roamed over the island in despair. He knew he could not leave in an open boat, for the distance was too great. With his impatience growing every day, he waited for the ship to return. The time passed slowly, but, at last, they were awaiting its arrival. On the morning it was sighted, some were eagerly looking forward to its arrival-others were not. For some, there would be letters from homey for some there would be nothing, but for him-he knew now he was going home to Nancy. H When she ship docked, Robert went straight to the captain and asked if he could secure passage .to America. The captain looked him over, and asked how much money he had. After hearing that he had none, he promptly said, "No," and told him to get off the boat. How-, ever, Robert would not give up that easily, for he 'just had to get home. He explained his situation to the captain, who agreed to let him settle for his ticket when he reached the United States. ' Robert ended his story with, "And now, I'll tell you about this scar. It is the result of an encounter with a drunken native, but let us forget it all now. Here I am back in a civi- lized world. It seems too good to be true." F Nancy had been listening very in- tently, and after Robert -finished telling his story, she sighed and said, "While you were living on that awful island, I was here having everything I wanted but youf As long as we live, I shall try to make the world a little better for you, anyd you must promise to -'try to forget that awful experience." Robert looked into her soft, loving eyes and thought to himself how lucky he was to have won the- love of such a wonderful girl. Many years have passed since then, but the old house still remembered what a beautiful life Robert and Nancy had lived together. Those happy days were gone, and the old house had settled herself comfortably to start a new life, sheltering a new family and to form new loves for the occupants. E :I Thirty Wishing Mathilda Ducas, '42 I wish I were an artist, 1'd paint the trees and birds, l'd write my thoughts in paintings, Instead of writing words. Fd sit and paint a picture Of while giants in a heaven blue With daisies on a hillside, And cattle grazing too. E-C-H-0-E-S Happ Birthda Cynthia Twigg, '41 But just wait until Lee sees this necktie. He won't notice Rex then, I bet. What shall I write on the card? L e t-m e-s e e ! How KNIT one, purl two, lblonde hair, blue eyesj Knit two, purl one, iHe's is so nice lookingj Knit twog purl three. Oh, dear! Why can't I concentrate? There! I've dropped a stitch! I must hurry. Today is his birthday, and I am almost finished. It's going' to be such a pretty tie. Blue trimmed in pink to go with his blonde hair! Blonde hair has al- ways been my weakness, even when I was a child. And now that I am fwell, I shall be thirteen am in love for the first the last time, for I could grown up, in Mayj I time-and, never love again after knowing' him. Didn't he offer me a bite of his apple? And doesn't he take me riding on the handle-bars of his bike? Knit oneg purl two! I must concentrate. I must hurry. There is so little time to finish this wonderful tie. Of course, it is not nearly wonderful enough for him. There! Dropped another stitch. Let me think. Oh! I can cover the gaps with little pink and blue bows. He is just perfect, except for Rex, that horrid dog of his. Rex. Huh! How anyone could want that beast is Cut By Mary Mac Gowan "Knit oneg purl two. There! It's would this be? Roses are red, violets are blue, I knitted this tie specially for you. Pretty neat. Knit oneg purl two. There! It's finished. I'll wrap it up prettily in silver paper, and tie it with a single bow of sister's blue ribbon, so he can open it easily. Boys ale so clumsy, all fingers and thumbs. And now I shall run over and leave it at his house. Oh! Oh! There he comes up the walk now. And that dirty old Rex with him! That old dog had better not jump on Sis's silk stock- ings and make a run in them. She'd skin me alive if I ruined her best pair. Wish I hadn't put them on. Here he is. "Hello, Lee." Why do I blush right up to ears? And why, oh why, can't I remember to act like Joan Crawford did in that picture I saw last week. She's such a "smoothie". "Lee, here's a present I made all by myself. Happy Birthday, Lee." Well, he's blushing just as red as I did, anyway. Now he's opening it. Oh! I know he loves it just by thc - - ,, ' h '.l k' .t't. N h '. beyond me. Why, only yesterday finished N 00 mg rl 1 OW e li Rex bumped me so hard that I fell b right into the mud puddle. And Oh! What was that he Saud? just when I was trying to walk like "Gee! Gosh! Thanks! A real hand Marlene Dietrich! knitted collar for Rex." Talking Nell Walling, '41 My favorite pastime is to talk, When there's someone near to listen, But even if there isn't IV hy nothing great is missing,- For walls and tables and parlor chairs Are always willing palsy Then I'm sure the things I tell Won? get to other gals. Some of the silly things I do I wouldn't dare repeat, But then it's awfully easy To tell the footstool at my feet. E-C-H-O-E-S For people would think I'm foolish, The little things I do, I wouldfft tell them to anyone, No, not even you. Because I have disfoverezl That if a secret's yours You yourself must keep it Behind your mind's locked doors. If once you let it slip, Or confide it to a friend No more it is a secret, For there it meets its end. Thirty-one Frlendship Mary E. Knight, '41 "There are a thousand nameless ties, Which only surh as feel them know, Of kindred thoughts, deep symgathies, And untold fancy spells, w ich throw 0'er ardent minds and faithful hearts A rhain whose rharmed links so blend That the bright eirelet but imparts Its forre lnlthese fond words- 'My Friend' " -Anon. FRIENDSHIP is the finest experi- ence that one can have. Its lan- guage is as varied as the wants and weaknesses of humanity. To the timid and cautions it speaks words of encouragement, to those who lack strength it extends a helping hand, to the overbold it whispers words of caution. It improves happiness and abates misery-it doubles our joys and divides our griefs. These four high school years are a proving ground for the more youth- ful friendships we have enjoyed dur- ing grammar school days. Through grammar school our friends were often limited to the immediate neighborhood in which we lived-a small community bounded by a few blocks in each direction, but the population of a high school is made up of ten or twenty such communi- ties. and developing a friendship be- comes a much wider and more fasci- nating experience. In the fertile ground of high school associations many friendships take rootg the sturdier of these crowd out the les- ser ones and grow to steadfast bonds that often last a lifetime. Friendship is not confined to any particular class of society or any particular geographic locality, nor is it necessarily limited to those of one's own age or mental develop- ment. Wherever it is watered with the dews of kindness and affection, there you may 'be sure to find it. It is not uncommon that a strong and lasting friendship may develop be- tween a faculty member and a stu- dent-a friendship that brings coun- sel and understanding to the pupil and joy to the teacher. Perhaps the foundation rock of friendship lies in the fact that we humans are made happier and better by notice and appreciation. If we had no friends, who would come for- ward to praise us in our hour of triumph, cheer us in time of depres- sion, urge us on in time of struggle? However, the river of friendship flows much deeper than this. In- deed, it can wisely be said that our friends love us not because of our Thirty-two Schools of Yesterday And Today WHETHER we realize it or not, the public school system has altered greatly since the time of our grandmothers and grandfathers. At one time children went to school for the sole purpose of gaining knowl- edge through hard and intensive work. The discipline was strictg and the schools were conducted on "pin- drop" order. Pupils who did not do the required work were not tolerated. The teachers were exacting and nev- er tried to present the lesson in a way to make it interesting or enter- taining. Lessons were obtained di- rectly from text books or lectures given by the teachers. The majority of subjects were required, and no subjects such as sewing or drawing were offered. Long passages and numerous dates had to be memorized. Handwriting was directed toward per- fection. More emphasis was laid on memorizing and retaining facts than upon encouraging pupils to think for themselves through project work. There were no clubs or forms of rec- reation to make school a pleasurable activity. Education was much more formal than it is today. How different our schools of today are! Teachers are striving to pres- ent lessons in forms to attract the attention of the student and to best impress the important points upon the student. Among the things which are helping most considerably in this field are the moving picture and radio. Films relating to the particu- lar subject of the class are becoming increasingly popular. The radio is used extensively to listen to current news. Subjects are constantly being added to the curriculum in order to give a broader and richer prepara- tion for life. Getting pupils into col- lege is only a part of a modern high school's work. It is seeking to be a comprehensive school, fitting pupils not only for higher education, but also for their duties as citizens, as home-makers, as bread-winners, and as socially well-disposed, physically sound, and morally well-behaving members of the community. Educa- tion has made ,great strides in recent years and is steadily improving. June Chandler, '42. virtues but rather in spite of our faults. 3 :Edits ia The Months Ahead Sylvia Chin-Bing, '41 THE seemingly long tiring school session is near an end. Soon you will cease for awhile to do the same daily routine of arising at the sound of the alarm clock, of scurrying about the house for misplaced books, and of traversing the well acquainted route to school. No longer will you hear the clanging of bells, the rattle of homework papers, the familiar voices of teachers, or the incessant roar of noisy chatter in the halls and in the cafeteria at lunch time. Month- ly tests and daily recitations which caused your head to whirl will soon be forgotten. Gym uniforms, worn- down pencils, and ever-handled note- books crammed with continuous writ- ing will be cast aside into some ob- scure drawer or a nook in the attic. Yes, in short, you will be atleast free from mental worries with a long stretch of recreation and rest before you. Undoubtedly you are planning how you will spend your vacation. Per- haps a summer camp in the peaceful woods where one can bask lazily in the sun and dip occasionally into a cool inviting swimming hole will hold your interest. Or perhaps you are looking eagerly forward to going on some long trip, maybe to View the skyscrapers and the brilliant lights of New York, or maybe the Golden Gate and other multiple attractions in California and the West. Or finally, perhaps, you will spend the summer months at home with your afternoons devoted to reading and air-condi- tioned picture shows. Ni ght Barbara Bartlett, '42 With the velvet touch of night All our earthly fears take flight,- Wrapped in veils of midnight blue, Lightly dipped in early dew All of life unfolds anew. E-C-H-O-E-S Comment That Grand School Spirit WEWE wished for an ideal gym department many a time. We've longed for a swimming pool, show- ers, a gymnasium, and, I bet, even golf links if we'd thought of it. Yet have we stopped to realize that a gym isn't made by the equipment, but by the students who must work hand in hand with their instructors to promote that spirit which knows no defeat? Often a school that is rich in all the conveniences a girl could wish for and has a gym complete in every respect, is lacking in supporters. Our McMain, with capable teachers and enthusiastic girls, is fortunate, in- deed. We have the proper "ingredi- ents". For instance, we can boast volley-balls and teachers to teach girls to play, tournaments-girls to enter and teachers to supervise. We have teams-Ivories and Jades, cheer-lead- ers, and a picked varsity falthough competition is scarce at presentj. So you see we have a grand gym-even better than we might have thought -for, although we may lack, in some respects, some equipment, we have that which is more desirable-the SPIRIT! Yes, the summer months will spell a long awaited joyous time for you and me, but wherever we may be, or whatever we may be doing, let us ever be thankful that our privilege to do as we please, and to enjoy the real life that was meant for us, is all part of our way of living, the AMERI- CAN WAY. Elements Amy Green, '42 0 gift of God ! The rumhine hrighi, 0 gift of Love! The moon at nighi, The rippling hraoh, the Jihging tree, All there are giflr from God to thee. E-C-H-O-E-S QLD i Through the Keyhole of the City By A Stranger Edlea Kelly, '42 UAMERICA'S M o s t Interesting City", "Queen of the South", these and many other flattering titles make New Orleans a "must" on every traveler's list. People who have visited it return home with phrases that stick in one's mind such as "Mar- di Gras . . . the Vieux Carre . . . mag- nolias . . . antiques . . . gumbo . . . Lafitte, the Pirate" Mardi Gras is the never-to-be-for- gotten epic of the city. The jovial- ity of its crowds, the blinding glory that is the parades, the careless abandon of the maskers, the spon- taneous gaiety of the very at-mos- phere, all add up to a whole that is the essence of Mardi Gras. Canal Street is the great divide of one generation from another. On one side is the musty, grimy, yet fascinating area of antique shops, patios, wrought iron balconies, and overflowing museums. On the other are the huge buildings and bustling activity expected of every modern city today. New Orleans' semi-tropical climate is responsible for the flowers that bloom throughout the winter that amaze non-Orleanians, and the abund- ant flora which has for its setting the picturesque moss that hangs from watchful oaks viewing the centuries march by. And now the Spring Fiesta is a recent attempt to cement more firm- ly the past history with that current- ly being made and to re-picture the enchanting surroundings of old New Orleans. New Orleans' colorful history so influences the life of today that one glimpse of, say, Jean Lafitte's cell will whisk you along the mouldy corridors of the past in a delightful chain of events until you awaken in the Cabildo conscious of the hum of everyday voices. A place where the old and the new grasp hands and mingle charmingly to form an everlasting impression in a visitor's mind is New Orleans. A Field Trip Miriam Keating, '42 Class-Miss Randolph's second per- iod English class. Place-WWL Studio. Time-1:30 P. M. Comments- Miss Randolph and her English class made a visit to the WWL studio where the genuine hospitality of everyone there enabled us to have a most interesting and enjoyable trip. Many things which had before puzzled some of the girls were made clear by our host who acted as a guide and showed us around, explain- ing different things and answering our questions. When one hears that a program is transcribed it simply means that the program is coming over the air on huge records which the studio calls "pancakes", Every little word and every little pause must be timed to perfection so that all will come out on time. The rooms of the studio are sound proof so that even if one screamed the sound could not be heard in the other rooms. Because the rooms are soundproof, some means of communication besides by conversation is needed. Therefore, hand signals and telephones are used. To tell whether a program is on the air or not is a very simple matter now, for outside the door of the studio the light goes on if a program is being broadcast and off if one is not. In the studio the microphones are specially lined to catch the mois- ture which always comes from one's mouth when he or she speaks. An- other interesting fact learned was that when a program is on the air the people out at the lake hear it before we do. However, to many of us, the most enjoyable thing of the trip was meet- ing the announcers whom we hear everyday without knowing what they look like. Also the girls were fasci- nated by the music of Mr. Ray Mc- Namara, who played many pieces for us on his Hammond electric organ. To put a perfect ending to a perfect trip, a program was dedicated to us, the pupils of McMain High School, which made us feel quite honored. To be sure everyone left the studio with a little more knowledge of a broad- casting station and with the hope of making another field trip as enjoy- able as that one had been. Thirty-three Blind Date fContinued from page 261 all that matters at a dance," Janie insisted. "You certainly won't be at the end of a twenty-foot pole when you dance with him." "Well . . . "Pat considered doubt- fully. And then,-"Why not?" lk ll' lk Miss Patricia Laine, high school graduate, marched down the aisle in a daze, so happy, that she was above the clouds, so in need of her glasses, that she brushed right past her ador- ing parents and into something very tall, who apologized hastily, and ad- ded, "Do you know Jane Martin?" Pat stared in wonder, trying vainly to see past the misty haze that float- ed between them. Surely such a rich, vibrant voice could come only from a fairy tale prince. "Yes," she said sweetly in her most impressive voice. 'You must be Jerry Martin. I'm Pat Laine." ' Before he could answer, what :sounded like her parents rushed up with Janie and her beloved Bill and, "Oh, darling! You were so lovely! But don't you think . . . " "Mother," Pat interrupted, "this is Jerry Martin." "How do you do, Jerry, dear," Mrs. Laine said graciously. "But, Pat, don't you think you ought to wear your . . . "Mother, please . . . " Pat said hastily. "Goodnight, dear." With a whirl of white, they were gone, Janie in hopes, and Pat in re- lief despite her bewilderment. li il ll K Y! "Well," Janie demanded, gasping' from her daily exercises, after the most beautiful evening imaginable had evaporated into morning, "how do you like him? Did he ask you to go out with him to the swimming party?" "Yes," Pat said quietly, digging into her overnight bag for one more bobby-pin. "Don't you like him?" "Yes," Pat said. Then, in a cloudburst, "Oh, Janie, I'm a miser- able flop! I was so happy, even though I didn't get a part in the class play, because I was going to star at the prom, and now . . . " "Now what?" Jane said, swinging her feet back to earth with a bang. "He doesn't like me, Janie," Pat said disappointingly. "He didn't once say he was surprised to find me so Thirty-four ' lovely, or that my eyes were beauti- ful-and, when we went to the win- dow, he didn't talk about the sky or the moon. There was a moon, wasn't there?" Janie laughed uproariously, in fact, so uproariously that Pat threw her bag and herself down on the bed in a rage of tears. "You poor little sap," Janie said unappreciatively. "When I was dancing with Jerry, he practically bored me to distraction with how wonderful you are. The trouble was, he insisted, that he couldn't see a thing without his glasses!" Things We'd Like to See CContinued from page 221 Serra, Katherine-minus some of her sweetness Sherlock, Harriet--busy as 8. bee Sherrard, Eloise-talking' like Andy Devine Simmons, Mae-Speaking English in- stead of Spanish Simoneaux, Maureen--Without a love affair Staehle, Dorothy-a contralto Steclcler, Althea-With plaits St. Julien, Elaine-loud Stone, Virginia--tall and stout Sundmaker, Vivian-with the 3 "V's" -vim, vigor, vitality Sutter, Dorothy-a "goody-goody" Swatzfager, Anna-with jet black hair Terry, Phyllis-Willowy Thompson, Gloria-not lending a helping hand Trahan, Rita-down to earth Trout, Jane-with short finger nails Twigg, Cynthia--not cheering for Fordham Ulmer, Bernadine--talking loud and fast Umbaeh, Amelie-being quiet and demure Vaeth, Shirley--not being so inter- ested in aviation Venza, Lorraine-as a timid, fair blonde Von Belmren, Elaine-making' up a duet in a certain orchestra Vorbusch, Betty--speechless Walker, Virginia-serious Walling, Nell-with her hair un- combed Walther, Frances-a dumb Dora Walsh, Bettye-in a convent Ward, Margaret-with short hair Weatheraby, Claire-disagreeable Wells, Kathleen-not having so much to say Whiteside, Jane-without that poetic instinct Wild, Juanita-without that fear of dramatics Willem, Juneau old maid Wood, Emily--without that glamor- ous look Yeast, Adele-with a thirty-inch waist me Zahn, Shirley-speaking above a whisper Zander, Clair-ea "Raggedy Ann" Quiz Column Beverly McClure, '42 SINCE poetic quotations are useful in composition writing, we have decided to add this column to our "Echoes". 1. "Rivers of gold-mist flowing down From far celestial fountains,- The great sun flaming through the rifts Beyond the wall of mountains." 2. "I am sorry that I spelt the word: I hate to go above you, Because-the brown eyes lower fell- Because, you see, I love you!" 3. "Let us welcome, then, the stran- g-ers, Hail them as our friends and brothers, And the heart's right hand of friendship Give them when they come to see us." 4. "Honors are but silly toys, I know, And titles are but empty names." 5. "Yes, Heaven is thineg but this Is a world of sweets and soursg Our Howers are merely-iiowers, And the shadow of thy perfect bliss- Is the sunshine of ours." 6. "Good advice is beyond price." 7. "America is the only place where man is full grown." 8. "A thing of beauty is a joy for- ever." 9. "Mother is the name for God In the lips and hearts of chil- dren." 10. Our whole duty for the present at any rate is summed up in the motto: America first. 11. "Lovely was the death of Him whose life was Love!" Zatarain, June-in a serious mood Ziegler, lvy Mae-with straight, long, black hair . Zoller, Geraldine-not worrying Monday for Friday Rita Comarda, Chairman: Clare Rita Allen, Jeanne Baker, Joy Barren, Doris Bertbelot, Joyce Bosrh, Ella Bourgeois, Yvonne Qoll, Shirley Gitz, Madeline Green, June Hutchinson, Glori- ana Jahn, Etbelelda' johnson, Dorothy La- Poutge, Rita McGinnis, 'Barbafau McNl1f, Kath- erine Planchard, Pamela Phillips, BeltZ.Por- retro, Shirley Pregeant, Dorothy Ro mxon, Ioycelyn Schully. Altbea Sfechler, Mae Sun- rnons, Virginia Stone, Gloria Thompson, Lor- raine Venza, Belly Vorbuscb. E-C-H-O-E-S pacing Jenny Bell Gex-mann, '41 A Four Year Summary Shirley Vaeth, '41 just four years ago I entered McMain, The days seemed so long, my dreams were in vain, I dreaded my gym class, my algebra, too, And especially on Mondays I always felt blue. And then about my sophomore year I developed some friendships, which I still hold dear, The days became shorter, though I still took gym And happy the time when report cards rolled in,' The drawing class, which was always a treat, Rated next to English, which can't be beat. In my junior year a counselor gay- To help guide our girls on the only right way And now, if I may, I add-gym was still there And the same funny suits that we all have to wear. Then after three years had passed A Senior B, I became at last,' An honor during this term I obtained I was now a member of the Staff of Mc- Main. And-now-a graduate--a dream com- plete, With harder battles yet to defeat,' A term of pleasures, work, and fun, With another path on life begun,- Our Carnival Ball was one main event, And then our first meeting-so happily spent, Next was the Baby Party-so very proud were we To welcome the Freshies, our followers to be,' Now we draw nearer and nearer to Iune, It seems as though four years have passed too soon. More pleasures await us, honor day for one, And then the luncheon, which is noted for fun,- And finally the end-our graduation night, The diplomas near make our hearts light. The prom with its music, its dancing so SW E-C-H-O-E-S May be the last time to see our friends on life's pathway. And, now as I leave I just want to say I'll always look back on my high school days, 'And forever the ideals of Eleanor Mc- Main Within my heart will always remain. My Brother ,And I Betty Goldstein, '44 One night when the stars above were high, My brother and I set off for the sky, A queer little man invited us there, He waved his wand, and we were off through the air. We glided over housetops and over the trees Swifter and swifter we went through the breeze. Some people tell about clouds, but they lie, Clouds are just spider webs hung in the sky. After passing the stars we came to the moon, And here's where both of us started to swoon. The queer little man pointed his wand to the ground, We landed. and strange little people crowded 'round. Three strange children hummed a foolish tune, How queer it was to be on the moon,' Then we discovered what people say is quite true, The moon is of cheese, we can guarantee you. I wondered how the moon would taste, I took a small piece but I did it in haste, As I was about to taste the cheese, All of a sudden I had to sneeze. The people came angrily towards my brother and me. lVe looked at each other and wanted to flee. And now I knew that we were doomed For I had broken the sacred moon. Next that I knew we were floating through space, Of the moon, and the people there was nary a trace. Because of stupid, stupid I My brother and I surely would die. My back hit the groundf everything changed, Someone was loudly calling my name. I told what had happened, then wanted to weep, For they laughed and said I had been fast asleep. But I can assure you, and you, and you, That all I've said is all quite true. 'Cause we have been all through the sky, Yes, we have, my brother and I. Flowers Carol Ruth Barnett, '41 Every color, every hue, Filled with crystal diamond dew, Quenched with showers of April rain, Fragrant flowers bud again. Buttercups and daffodils, In the valleys, on the hills, Morning glories, daisies, too, Greet the sun when skies are blue. Lilies, sweetpeas, roses fair, Lady slippers everywhere, Dainty little dandilions. jasmine and wisteria vines. The artist's brush could not excel The scene where little flowers dwell. Were it not' for rain and sun, Nature's work could not be done. A Messenger of Spring Muriel Bonie, '41 A red bird lives near our house Who's as scarlet as scarlet can be And he sings and warbles the livelong day In the top of our willow tree. From whence he came I do not know Nor how he happened by, But chirping loud, his little song Seems clearly to reply, "Awake ,yon sleepy, weary soul, Desert thy wintry bed. Forget thy troubles and thy toils: Behold the dawn so red. "The grass is green. The flowers bloom. All nature seems to sing. Awake, thou dullest of mortal beings,' Know ye not 'tis spring?" Thirty-five 'W 1-V . Y COTTON! Cotton! It is the life and breath of our Southland, and, therefore, we should be more aware of it as it surrounds our everyday lives. In order to make everyone cotton-conscious the business Amen of the South have banded together to "educate" the public on the subject of cotton. As a part of the program McMain was indeed privileged, one day this spring, to listen to a talk given by Miss Alice Beasley, the red-headed "Maid of Cotton." Clad in a very becoming blue and white dress and an enchanting wide-brimmed white hat-both of cotton-Miss Beasley made a very charming picture as she told us-"The aim of the campaign is to make everyone cotton-conscious- conscious of the many and various uses and advantages of cotton." In her brief but interesting chat Miss Beasley discussed the Memphis Cotton Carnival, which is the culmi- nation of this program and urged us The Cotton Maid Mary E. Knight, '41 all to be there through the week of parades, fireworks, flowershows, and balls climaxed on Saturday night by a spectacular parade after the ar- rival of King Cotton on a gaily-be- decked river barge. Visitors from far and near throng the streets to pay homage to Southland's king- Cotton. At the close of the program we approached her to obtain a closer look at her sheer cotton stockings and to discuss the Cotton Carnival. In the course of our conversation charming Miss Beasley, or Alice, as she asked us to call her, told us of her tour. For about 15,000 miles she has been exploiting cotton, the lifeblood of our com-munities, awak- ening the "Deep South" to the fact that her welfare is inseparably con- cerned with the welfare of her main product. Starting from Nashville and continuing from there to Miami, Tampa, St. Augustine, and Jackson- ville to Mobile, taking a plane to Houston which was forced down along the way, she finally reached New Orleans. Although this was not her first visit to our fair city, she still found much she had never seen. "Some day," she said with a definite air, "I'm going to live in New Orleans and really become acquainted with the whole city. There's so much to see, and every time I'm here it's for such a short time I never have any opportunity to explore." We will all be looking forward to the time when New Orleans will be again honored with the presence of the blue-eyed cotton sponsor. Indeed, after such an inspiring talk by the attractive exponent of charm we of McMain are now fully aware not only of the necessity of the ad- vancement of cotton but also of its desirability as a clothing fabric to en- hance our personal appearance. Pluma Darling jane Whiteside, '41 Early one October morn In a world of hate and strife, A little darling babe was born. 'Twas a flower brought to life. Her eyes were of a heavenly hue, Her hair like a sheaf of goldf And in those eyes of deepest blue A tale of love was told. She filled our lives with hope and light, Her laughter made us gay. She stood for everything that's right ln her loving baby way. But even God knew all these things In his Eingdom of the sky, And now she, with the angels, sings, Never again to die. It Happened Etta Mae Palmisano, '41 It did not happen on a moonlit night- Nor on a midnight still,' It did not happen in starry light- Nor by a freaking mill. It happened amid a lot of noise- With lots of people aboutf It happened so sweetly, quietly- I wanted to .ring and shout! What happened to me was just this- And here's just how it goes: He seemed so nite and gentle, that I thought he might propose. He's hind and good, I like him lots- He's swept me off my feet. He happened on me suddenly:- just when our eyes did meet. Thirty-six E-C-H-O-E-S i. i 1 Q I X 1 I 3 .fr 1 -vu.-v -oo.. r"' J, A Festival of Pan-Americana NTAKE one cowboy chorus, one group of southern belles, numer- ous Latin-American beauties, blend together with appropriate -music and dances, season with a lovely queen and her maids, and you have the for- mula for one of the loveliest pageants ever presented by McMain High School. The McMain Spring Festival this year added its contribution to the "Good Neighbor Policy" of the Unit- ed States by choosing Pan-American- ism as its theme. Queen Columbia ruled, and the representatives of the various nations of the Western Hem- isphere came to pledge their friend- ship. Patricia Callahan was a beau- tiful and gracious sovereign, and her six charming maids were Kathryn Nelson, Margery Mendes, Gayle Bal- dinger, Virginia Rush, Rachel Fort- na, and Frances Guidry. The first half of the program was devoted to the United States and was called "We're All Americans." Three dances typical of this country were performed-a gay country dance, a military tap dance, and an old-fashioned barn dance that was greatly appreciated by the audience. A tribute to the famous American cowboy was made by a group singing well-known Western songs, such as: "Wagon Wheels," "Saddle Your Blues to a Wild Mustang," and sev- Daphne Roy, '42 eral others, ending with the peren- nial favorite, "Home on the Range." For the c-oncluding numbers of this part of the program the Glee Club sang "We're All Americans," and, while six soldiers fMcMainians in uniform, of coursej performed a drill, rendered "There's Something About a Soldier." The navy had its turn as a group of sailors swabbed decks with the Glee Club cheering them on to the tune of "I Saw the Sea." The act ended with a thrilling tri- bute to the American flag called "You're a Grand Old Flag," sung by the Glee Club with members of the Junior Red Cross, the soldiers and sailors acting as color guard. Between the acts the songbird of McMain, Etta Mae Palmisano, sang "Estrellita" in her usual delightful IY12.l'1Tl6l'. The second act opened with the stage darkened and bare but for a large American fiag in the back- ground with spotlights thrown upon it, and waving as bravely as though it were flying in the wind from the top of the highest flagpole. Stand- ing before the effectively lighted and displayed fiag, America sent her messengers to extend an invitation to all the nations of the Western hem- isphere. Each representative 'made her entrance to music identified with her country, and was announced by a commentator. Several performed dances native to their land-among them a Mexican. hat dance, a Cuban rhumba, a dance of the Dominican Republic-and the whole group joined in the Latin-American conga. In the midst of the gaiety of this dance, a symbolic note was intro- duced by the appearance of the three demons: Famine, War, Pestilence, and their followers. The Western nations were subdued for a while by these forces, but the spirit of Pan- Americanism was strong enough to overcome them, then the entrance of America brought new hope to the countries, and their representatives arose to sing, gladly and thankfully, "God Bless America." This tribute to international co- operation was made possible by in- traschool cooperation among teach- ers and students. Special credit goes to the art, speech, and gym teachers for their excellent direction of the program. Laurels also are due Mr. Kirst and the orchestra, whose, fine musical accompaniment helped to carry out the theme. Time- ly in its relation to national policy and entertaining in itself, this pro- gram with its gay music, lightheart- ed dances, and the optimistic hope of its theme served as a fitting wel- come to spring. To You Iennie Bell Germann, '41 Days are long and hours years As I wait and dream of you. I long to hold you rlose. Alas, Your home is in the blue. Some time in long Eternity 1'll meet you once again- And whisper tenderly, "At last- I did not wait in vain." Dim ples Muriel Bonie, 41 A dimple here- And a dimple there Those dimples, you just love to wear! Whene'er you laugh Or even speak, They dance across Your rosy cheek. E - C - H - O - E - S Thirty-seven The International Conference of Rotary AT present, our attention is turned to tne Pan Ame1'ican countries, and our art classes at McMain under the direction of Miss Peters, worked on their latest unit-masks, head- dresses, and costumes for the Inter- national Conference of Rotary held Monday, April 21, at the St. Charles Hotel. The headdresses, each 1'epresent- ing the natural resources of a Pan- American country, were as follows- leather, from Argentina, was repre- sented 'by a bull's head decorated with all the prize winning ribbons. Bolivia exports tin, and our students worked this idea out in a geometric designg coffee leaves and coffee beans formed the headdress for Brazilg cop- per, from Chile, was portrayed by a headdress worked into huge copper threaded circles. Everyone wishes for a headdress like that of Colum- bia--made of emeraldsg Costa Rica sends us tuna fish, hence the two Hshg eight stalks of sugar cane formed the chapeau of Cubag the immense headgear for the Dominican Repub- lic was made of tobacco leaves, al- though the headpiece of Ecuador was not so large, it was attractive, being made of small panama hats. Stalks of rice decorated the headpiece of El Salvador. Guatemala's hat was two huge bunches of bananas, and, since Louisiana and Haiti a1'e com- petitors in cotton, the head covering from Haiti was symbolized by two bales of cotton leaning against each other. From Honduras we have a bunch of coconuts. Mexico's head- piece was silver ore, while Peru's was gold orc. Nicaragua's gift to the conference was an immense pineap- ple. Shells of various sizes were Panama's contributiong the headpiece of Paraguay was different kinds of citrus fruits. From our own United States, the headpiece represented agriculture with various vegetables decorating the crown, a sack of wool was the hat of Uruguay, and the fam- ous "black gold" or oil was the cha- peau of Venezuela. Canada's head- clress was made of furs. But the headdresses were not all that were made for this conferenceg the art classes also made masks de- Famine, Death, picting Pestilence, Intolerance, Power, War, Greed and Tbirt V-eig bl . 4 7 ,D ' V N-2 Fire-all the disastrous consequences that are caused by war. The process in making these masks and headpieces is most fascinating- first, clay is shaped into a design, then the object is covered with cello- phane. After this is completed, a layer of crushed brown paper is put over the design, and two more layers of the paper are put on with the aid of paste. When this is finished, the mask or headpiece is either painted or covered with colored paper in the same manner as the process with the brown paper. All costumes for this conference were designed from authentic pic- tures of our Pan-American neighbors. Each outfit, having been created by the art students, was complete in every detail from the shoes to the hats, a few costumes were originals, having been worn by the natives, others were made in the art classes, or by experienced dressmakers, but ALI. were designed by McMain's own students. Congratulations to Miss Peters and her art students for their very ex- cellent work! 'lf ,lf Sis Miss Hester's first course class is at present being taught Creative Floral Designs by Mrs. Witherspoon of Newcomb. Miss Hester's classes have just finished Carnival Posters, masks, and designs for costumes. As special work, Valarie Fitzgerald and Nancy Lockwood are making an il- luminated poster of the Spanish- American War Veterans' definition of Americanism for our principal, Miss Leckert. Pk ak Sk Miss Doize's classes are now doing designs of action taken from photo- graphs which will be painted in water colors. lk Pl: Pl! At present both art rooms are dis- playing beautiful water color paint- ings by contemporary artists. Among the displayed are the following: "Winter by the Sea" and "Brighten- ing Siene" by John Wharf, Skating in "Central Park" and "Sponge Fish- ing-Bahamas" by Winslow Homer, "The Cobblers" and "Sunset" by Jules Merving "Wild Horses" painted by Allen Saalsburyg "The Flying Codonas" by John Stuart Curry and "Summer" by Max Weber, "Nobody's Cast" by Peggy Bacon and "Harlem River" by Preston Dickerson. Vera Barton, '41. Cordell Hull is an extremely cautious speaker, striving always for scien- tific accuracy. One day, on a train, a friend pointed to a fine flock of sheep grazing in a field. "Look, those sheep have just been sheared," he said. Hull studied the flock. "Sheared on this side, anyway," he admitted. -American Magazine. E-C-H-O-E-S music Jane Warren, '42 liditor's Note: Musir is an indispen- sable factor in life today. It is not only a source of enjoyment for those who ap- preciate it, but also an integral part of eduration and vulture. Thus it is easy to see why hooks about musir and its romposers have been written, why the Metropolitan Otlera Company was begun, and why musir is such a perfect hack- ground for any piece of pageantry. The following accounts of these three uses of music may give some idea of the :fast importance of music in everyday agairs. jane. "We Are All Americans" NOTHING arouses our feeling of patriotism so much as bright and stirring march music. Therefore, to provide just the right note in carry- ing out the theme of the May festi- val-"We Are All Americans"-Mo Main's orchestra and chorus per- formed the new very popular pieces of patriotic music. The effect? Just add to the bright pageantry and colorful music that signify patriotism the shining gaiety of a royal May court, and there you have it-a deep feeling of gratitude because We Are All Americans! Although patriotism is a broad sub- ject to cover, there are many musi- cal compositions expressing practical- ly every phase of Americanism. For instance, "You're a Grand Old Flag" voices the popular stress laid on ap- preciation of the "Stars and Stripes" and was played to express just that part of American patriotism. Also in keeping with current interest in the military is "There's Something About A Soldier," the song that has remained popular for several yearsg the navy was represented by "We Joined The Navy". Since no patrio- tic program is complete without "My Own United States", it is obvious that we, at McMain, included that se- lection, as well as the well known "God Bless America". Americanism today, more than ever means a good-neighbor policy with South and Central America. Part of the Pan-American Pageant, pre- sented on April 21 in accordance with that policy, was again performed for the festival. The orchestra fur- nished the South American rhumba and conga selections which made the pageant so typical and realistic. Jane Warren. E-C-H-O-E-S The Metropolitan Performs in N. O. To the artist and poet, the spring season is inspirational because of its wealth of new natural beauty, but to the music lovers of New Orleans, April connotes the Metropolitan Opera. As in former years, the Company was presented to enthusi- astic audiences with great success. World renowned singing stars, bril- liant scenery, and carefully selected operas marked this season as the most delightful of the Metropolitan's visits to New Orleans. "Madame Butterfly", often called the most stirring of Puccini's operas, was presented with the famed stars, Lucia Albanese, Irra Petina, and Richard Bonelli, in the leading roles. The tragic story of Madame Butter- fly and her steadfast loyalty to her American husband, Lieutenant Pink- erton, was unfolded with musical and dramatic perfection. That the audi- ence was properly appreciative was quite apparent in the applause which acknowledged the tender, impressive, and touching selections throughout the opera. Not only did the leading characters interpret their parts mag- nificently, but also the supporting cast contributed much to the pictur- esque tale of old Japan. "Madame Butteriiyu made a lasting impression on all who witnessed the presentation of its pathetic story. In the tragic French opera, "Ma- non", the memorable characters of Manon, Des Grieux, and De Bretingy were portrayed by Jarnler Novalna, Roaul Jobin, and Ezio Pinzer, re- spectively. The striking drama of the fickle Manon's love story and her tragic death at the conclusion of the opera was made more intense by the excellent cast and scenery. The ex- quisite melodies which recurred throughout the whole performance, helped to create the effect that has made "Mahon" so famous. The Italian "Cavalleria Rustica- na", with Stella Roman and Armand Tokatyan in the leading roles, re- ceived the applause which always greets its performance. The drama of the tragic results of Lola's fickle- ness and Turiddu's firey love for her was told in a single act that wove to- gether the stories of four powerfully created characters. The swiftness with which the events moved to the grand climax, the dramatic quality so excellently brought out by the cast, and the striking music of this opera brought real enthusiasm from the audience. The ever popular "Inter- mezzo" well justified its place as a favorite with music lovers. As a perfect conclusion for a splendid series of performances, the Metropolitan presented "Pagliacci". From the melodious prologue to the very climax, the characters in the "play within a play" were superbly portrayed by able and experienced singers. The opera, in which a group of players find that their famous "Columbine and Harlequin" is be- coming a reality, has a musical score which is as dramatic as the libretto. The success of this opera was due to the impressive music, the sy-mpathetic interpretation of characters by the stars, and the beautiful scenery. Ex- celling as it did in every respect, "Pagliacci" was a grand finale for an event to be long remembered by all who appreciate the ageless works of true masters. Jane Warren. The Boyhood of Edward MacDowell By Abbie Brown QQTHE Boyhood of Edward Mac- Dowell", a young dreamer who was to become one of the greatest American composers, is a fascinating book, and although the title may be misleading, the story contains data covering the entire life of this Quak- er reared lad. The author, Abbie Brown, explains this when she says, "But he never grew up as most peo- ple dog he was a boy always. He never outgrew the things that keep people young-animals and fairy tales, fun and exercise, nature and music." Abbie Brown reveals many un- familiar bits of detail of MacDowell's lifeg although he is known to us for his musical genius only, he had an- other great talent--art. When study- ing music in France, he was offered a three year scholarship to a famous art school with all expenses paid: this offer he rejected in favor of fContinued on page 445 Thirty-nine :fl umnae Eleanor Haulin, '41 Alumnae THIS is the last time I shall have the pleasure of bringing to you, McMainians, the activities of our "big sisters." So, without a mo- ment's hesitation, let's start with a flash! La Reine Gladden, a psychology student in the Newcomb College academic school, was elected 1941-42 president of the college student coun- cil at the polling conducted on the campus. She is a member of the Young Women's Christian Associa- tion, the Cotillion Club, and Kappa Alpha Theta, national academic sorority-and has also served as junior representative on the college judiciary board. A credit to McMain? Positively!!! A number of our girls played ac- tive parts in the Spring Fiesta. Helen Charbonnet, Margaret Gadsden, and Althea Livaudais were among the pretty young ladies selected as maids. All of you who went to the City Park stadium for the opening of that season saw the beautiful old-fash- ioned dresses they wore. Perhaps you also noticed that Dorothy Ecuyer was that very accomplished pianist who accompanied the singer from the Newcomb school of music. The selec- tion was by Stephen Foster, one of my favorite composers. One of the girls who assisted in receiving at a reception held by the New Orleans Art Association in the Delgado Museum was Katharine Eustis. These girls were dressed in ante-bellum costumes, too, and looked as pretty as a picture. There was also the cotton fashion show held at the Roosevelt Hotel. Among the lovely models were Katherine Balmer, Louise Nelson, and Martha Albright. Shirley and Jerry Liddell were on the coach in the parade held in the French quarters on "a night in Old New Orleans." Surely, this shows their pride in their own city. And can you blame them? The New Orleans chapter of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority had a tea dance at the Orleans Club in honor of new members. Among the members attending the dance were Carol Fraser and Elleonora Perriliat. Shirley Dunlap and La Reine Glad- Forty den-pledges-were also there. Quite a lovely group, don't you agree? When it comes to receiving honors, McMaini.ans are always around, and this time was no exception. Catherine Waddill was elected the prettiest at Dominican, which shows that a num- ber of our "big sisters" have beauty as well as brains. Congratulations, Catherine! Speaking of honors reminds us of Margaret Schmachtenberger. It is Expressions of a Shut-In On A S pring Day Oh! for a stroll in some secluded dell Where dwell the strange yet wondrous beauties round,' A passer-hy could hardly hope to tell In worthy words, the glories that abound In Nature, who unleashes all her might Of primitive design on all alike- The urgent calls of hirds in winged flight To mates in verdant treetops of great heightsg Young saplings through whose veins do strongly flow The life renewed, to give a sheltered hower To lovers young, in love's first feverish glow That' bursts for'er into impassioned flower. To all of these my hungry soul takes wingsy List' to my quieted heart-it sings, it sings! Leah Singerman, '36. very rare for a girl to enter, much less graduate from, Tulane in the school of Chemical Engineering. Well, the long and short of this tale is . .' . Margaret was one of those rare ones, for, in June, 1940, she completed that course! If that isn't wonderful, fellow McM.ainians, what is? Now, let's turn to an entirely dif- ferent field. Suppose we talk about singing. Of course that brings to our minds only one thing or, perhaps I should say, one person. A Miss Dorothy Busch, formerly of McMain, is now singing in New York! Among the up and coming actresses of our day we find Dora Harrison, Joan Brooks, and Evelyn Stolaroff. In the play, "Berkeley Square," pre- sented .at Dixon Hall, Dora was Helen Pettigrewg Joan was Lady Ann Pettigrew, and Evelyn was the maid. According to all reports it was a huge success. But then, how could it have failed to be anything but that, with three such starlets taking part? April the first was a. big day in Beatrice Kernan's life, for that was her wedding day. In the weeks be- fore the ceremony, several showers were given for her. There was also a luncheon at Arnaud's in Mrs. L. C. Andrews's fthat is now her namej honor. June Gahrs, Nellie Ivy, and Carolyn Barbier are also married, while Eloise Costley and Theone Heric are engaged. Theone's hus- band-to-be is Sherwood Collins of the U. S. Engineering Department in Panama. I don't suppose any of you have ever worn donkey earsg in fact, you woul-d probably laugh and declare such ,a thing impossible. But it isn't. Mary Sue Strahan, Louise Nelson, and Carolyn Robbert Wore them when they were initiated into Alpha Sigma Sigma-an honorary society for the promotion of school spirit. Mary Sue was last ye-ar's head of Newcomb's Y. W. C. A., is the 1941- 42 vice-president of that student body, .and a member of the Phi Mu Sororityg Louise is Newcomb repre- sentative to the Tulane Rooter Clubg and Carolyn is president of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. Among those elected to the "Assets" was Elleonora Perriliat. Now, we hand our congratulations to Carolyn Robbert because she has been elected cheerleader for the third time at Newcomb, and Dorothy Ecuyer because she has been made campus night chairman for 1941-42. These two certainly manage to stay in the limelight. In her McMain days Carolyn was the president of her class, while "Dotty" was presi- dent of the student body, as most of you will remember. It looks as if they were born leaders. The sponsors for the three com- panies of the Tulane Naval Unit are Dorothy Ecuyer, Louise Nelson- another "limelighter"-and L etty Miranne. They were present at the presidential review of the unit held annually on the University's Found- fContinued on page 443 E - C - H - O - E - S 66,5 euiew.s .. .nn, cou, Editor's Note: Vacation is "just around the corner," and we book lovers are planning to spend murh time, reatl- mg. lVe give, in this issue, a few sugges- tions for light summer reading, selevtea' from the unique Lafcadio Hearn rol- leetion at the new Howard-Tilton Me- morial Library ou the Tulane University campus. Because of the zfividness and charm of his style and, the beautiful and delirate descriptions, Lafeaflio Hearn holds such a high place in the interest of his readers, that we have reviewed sei'- eral ol his best books, hoping that you will read these and return to sthool next autumn, alter having reabed a rieh harr- est of neu- thoughts and ideas. Jeanne. The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn THE letters of a man are a true in-- troduction to his character, no biographer, no matter how skillful, can portray the life of a man better than can his own correspondence. Elizabeth Bisland, realizing this, col- lected the letters of her famous rela- tive and, with a little necessary editing and a brief introductory biography, published them that the world might gain an insight into the thoughts and feelings of a great man. Elizabeth Bisland, following the lat- est trend in thought, reveals only the circumstances under which the genius of this man developed, omit- ting the weaknesses and sordid details sought by the curious. Lafcadio Hearn early cast aside the authority of his aunt as well as that of his teachers and, wandering rest- lessly, traveled in Europe, until at the age of nineteen, penniless, deli- cate, half-blind, and without a friend, he cross to America, where he served an author's apprenticeship, living in New York, Cincinnati, Tennessee, and New Orleans, and finally in the West Indies. Then, as a master-Workman, he left for the Orient where he lost his faculty for vivid, glowing descrip- tions of the tropics, yet found an- other style in which to portray "the feeble, ghostly things" in this "soft, dreamy, pale, gentle, visionary" Japan. His queer, charming sketches win our admiration because they are exquisite, sensitive, and original, and because they bring tears to our eyes and remain long in our memory. In the last stage of his life, Hearn- happy with a devoted family-con- E-C-H-0-E-S ceived the deepest love for Japan- his adopted fatherland. Despite the bitter permutations of life, Lafcadio Hearn kept to his ideals and beliefs, it may be truly said of him, as..Miss Bisland with sy-mpathy and tenderness exclaims, "he was among those who strove for the im- memorial grandeur of their calling, were dazzled 'by none of the great world-lights, and used their gift as a stepping-stone to no meaner life, but clear-eyed and patient, still pursued art singly for her own immortal sake." Jeanne Marcoux, '42, 2 . . 5- "Q- ,-irfp., in, ' ,gf LAFCADIO HEARN Chita: A Memory of Last Island Lafcadio Hearn LAFCADIO HEARN'S realistic novel, "Chita", depicts scenes as- sociated with Grand Isle, a place fa- miliar to all natives of Southern Louisiana. The plot is based on a tidal disaster which the author wit- nessed while spending the summer of 1884 on that island. Through his vivid descriptions of the islands, swamps, and bayous of our Pelican State and through ex- citing but sad incidents, the author reveals a melancholy tale of a small, Creole girl, Zouzoune, who was found after a terrible wreck. There is no evidence concerning her identity, and she is adopted by the kindly old couple, Feliu and Carmen Viosca, who name her Conchita, the name of their own child whom they had lost years before. Soon, from a frail, delicate child, she develops into a healthy, strong, and sun-tanned youngster, living a carefree life on a small island among a group of Spanish settlers. At first, she dreaded the cruel sea because it had taken her beloved mother from her, but through Feliu's careful train- ing, she learns to swim and to love the water. How Chita's father dead, suddenly appears and how he is drawn to the island unaware of what he will find there, is told stir- ringly by the author. The local color, characters, inci- dents, and situations are presented with interesting realism, and the plot is written in the usual skillful man- ner so characteristic of Lafcadio Hearn's style. supposedly Helen Davis, '42, Glimpses of Ghostly japan Lafcadio Hearn UGLIMPSES of Ghostly Japan" teems with the local color of that quaint land of Buddhas and high priests. The author, Lafcadio Hearn, very lucidly depicts Japanese folklore 'by cleverly unfolding the deep mysteries of a strange people. Enchanted by the wierd, Eastern atmosphere, the reader is carried away into gloomy temples where good and evil spirits dwellg he is fascinated by the romantic legends of beautiful Japanese girls and hand- some young samurai who lend a tinge of sentiment to these fantasies based upon divination and passional karmas -the binding together of the living and the dead. The author tells of the sinifi- cance of bits of Oriental poetry, which, unless clearly analyzed, would paint a very vague picture in the Westerner's mind. Every word is a complete thought within itself. Peo- ple of the lower as well as the upper classes write poems that are inscrib- ed upon the walls of the humblest houses. Treated in like manner are ' Forty-one the Buddhist proverbs which repre- sent a rare quality of philosophyg Japan is rich in these sayings. We note with interest that, al- though the burning of incense is em- ployed in religious rites and cere- monies, the costlier incenses are manufactured chiefly for social en- tertainment. To fascinate the reader to an even greater degree is the skill of the author in portraying excel- lant descriptions, and -revealing more and more interesting facts, always with a personal touch, indicating his. own familiarity with the Far East. Lafcadio Hearn gives us a tangible understanding of a novel people, hav- ing queer customs, ideals and philo- sophies of life. Virginia Mazza, '42, Out of the East Lafcadio Hearn REVERIES and studies of Japan make this book most entertain- ing. As a resident and teacher of Japan, the author beautifully explains and describes landscapes, customs, religion, and beliefs of the Japanese. Some of their practices are better understood because they are demon- strated by interesting anecdotes taken from the queer and weird practices of Oriental life. Through many luminous descrip- tions, we understand, know, and love Japan more than we ever have be- fore: our anxiety to visit it grows greater and greater at the turn of each page. While reading this book, we are taken on a tour through Japan, stop- ping to meditate on statues, people, and strange facts about this primi- tive country. One of the fascinating parts of the book is a story of two unhappy lov- ers.--Taro and O-Yoshi, who finally forfeit their lives because they were destined not to marryg incidentally, -many lovers of Japan meet this same tragic end. Out of the East is a "well-balanced and easily digested diet" on the whole subject of Japan. Its style is simple and direct. It is not merely another book on old Japan-it is an- other book in the sense that it con- firms the record of others. Because Lafcadio Hearn was an excellent journalist, as well as an alert observ- er, his stories are most stimulating. Eileen Waltzer, '42, Karma By Lafcadio Hearn IN recent years the works of La- fcadio Hearn have been greatly popularized and have been made practically immortal. His writings possess alluring details and one of his rare talents was the combining of a tale, usually true, with an essay on an abstract subject. In "Karma", Lafcadio Hearn has illustrated an "ideal love" basing it, perhaps on an experience of his own, to interpret his feelings. It is a very bewildering tale in which there are only two charactersg a strange situation arises when the heroine, in reply to the hero's pro- posal, states, "Go home now-write down everything you would not like me to know. And then I shall tell you whether I will marry you." At first this seemed very simple to the young gentleman, but when he attempted the letter, the task grew exceedingly difficult. All youthful follies became criminal offenses and the young man suffered the mental agony all lovers seem to endure at one time or another. His courage won out however, and the letter, fi- nally written, was sent. It was now that he was to suffer even more, for his true love, determined that he should make amends for his greatest sin, would not consider him until this task of making amends had 'been ac- complished. lile endured a severe but just punishment for his youthful folly, and earned his reward-his true love didifinally consent to mar- ry him. This is an extremely mystifying tale and in many respects similar to those of Edgar Allen Poe. Although it lacks morbidness and gruesome- ness, there is much left to the read- er's imagination and much to be con- cluded in his own manner. The tale is absorbing because it keeps one in continual suspenseg it also teaches a moral. Karma is a realistic and in- triguing story and truly one that will continue to be widely read. Jack Souderes, '43, Kwaidon Lafcadio Hearn UKWAID0N," Meaning "Weird Tales," consists of a group of quaint Japanese stories, taken from ancient books of that country, de- picting the legends and beliefs of the simple natives of the Far East. So simply and vividly are the stdries presented, that the reader feels he is hearing them from the lips of an old Japanese farmer and is soon lost in the mysteries that so swiftly unfold themselves before him. The evenness of expression, and the eloquence with which he presents the stiring episodes, help us to understand why Lafcadio Hearn's contributions to literature are considered unique. One of the most interesting of the short stories is "The Story of Mimi- Nashi-Hoichi," or "Hoichi the Earl- ess," which portrays the terrible ex- periences of Hoichi, a blind man who was famed for his skill in recitation. He was under the impression that he was playing for a distinguished audi- ence in a magnificent ho-me, but when his friends found him, he was sitting in front of the memorial tomb of a wealthy nobleman, having an- swered, unknowingly the call of the dead. He is told 'by his friend, a Buddhist priest, that he is now under the power of these evil spirits and that, unless he is able to resist them the next time he is called, he will suffer a gruesome death at their hands. After covering every inch of his body with sacred prayers except his ears, he goes on the veranda to await the arrival of the spirits. The ghouls are so infuriated when they discovered that they have been thwarted in their plans, they rip off the only exposed part of Hoichi's body-his ears. This is only one il- lustration of the many weird and ter- rible scenes which occur in "Kwai- don." As we continue to read these lucid descriptions, we find ourselves car- ried out of everyday existence, into a life of mystery and wonder, under the influence of old Japan. Ann Jones, '42. Two Years in the French West Indies Lafcadio Hearn RECAPTURING all the charm and color of a sojourn in the West Indies, this book by Lafcadio Hearn presents a Vivid picture of the cus- toms and everyday life in these ro- mantic tropical islands. The reader is taken abroad a steamer and, by this medium, is transported to a magical fairyland, minutely described fContinued on page 441 Forty-Iwo E'C'H'0'E'S Reel Review . 4- Men of Boys Town THE sequel to the memorable "Boys Town" which remains a pleasant -memory, is a drama based on an original story, fictitious except as to the setting of Boys Town in Nebraska and the character of Fath- er Flanagan. Spencer Tracy again takes the part of Father Flanagan, without whom there would be no Boys Town. Mickey Rooney por- trays Whitey Morgan, the dynamic boy-mayor of the school. These two stars are the first to repeat real academy award perform- ances in a sequel to the original pic- ture. Spencer Tracy made a fine and touching gesture in presenting his academy award statue to the real Father Flanagan with the message, "It is really yours, for without your inspiration and example ever before me, I could never have successfully played such a role." As able as Father Flanagan fSpen- cer Tracyj may have been at look- ing after the moral and spiritual well-being of his boys' characters, he was much too engrossed to worry about finances of the institution, and gradually the financial situation be- came critical. Father Flanagan could think only of the dire necessity of more room for the accommodation of the many homeless lads he was compelled to turn away daily. These boys, dejected and disappointed at the failure of what seemed their last hope, resorted to criminal offenses and consequently were thrown into reform schools which served only as places to learn more clever ways to outwit representatives of the law and order. Eventually those waifs grow into confirmed criminals, resentful of human society, shunning and hating people everywhere. Mickey Rooney's performance was excellent as usual. His admiration for Father Flanagan was so intense as to be almost akin to worship. Father Flanagan had taught Whitey a decent respect for God and man, and had developed in him the desir- able qualities so necessary for suc- cessful manhood, yet so lacking in some of the youth of today-unfail- ing loyalty, respect for right and truth, consciencious performance of E-C-H-O-E-S duty, and a love and understanding of his fellow man. In the course of the story ample opportunity is presented for Whitey to prove how well he has learned to apply Father Flanagan's teaching. When such a time came, he did not fail the man who had put so much trust and faith in him. Little "Pee-Wee," Whitey's sha- dow-pal at Boys Town, supplies some of the humor of the picture. This was essential to the movie's success, for today more than ever before, Americans need to laugh for laughs are precious in these serious days. Whitey, Father Flanagan, and "Pee-Wee" played vital parts in the recovery of a boy who had a broken back and needed will-power more than anything else to recover. He was an example of what the unmerci- ful cruelty practiced in some of our reform schools does to its inmates. His bitterness against the world and utter indifference to life is at last overcome through the combined ef- forts and patient watchfulness of these three. The story blends the financial dif- ficulties of the school with a deep human understanding -of boys' minds and an expose of reform school bru- tality in America. It is a highly ef- fective message for good. Rosalyn Mitchell, '41 ,lf Pls if The Dcvil and Miss jones IN "The Devil and Miss Jones," Jean Arthur as 'Mary Jones is out once more to lend a helping hand- this time to her fellow department store employees whom she is trying to unionize with the aid of her friend Joe fRobert Cummingsj. The "dev- il" who has made -organization neces- sary is J. P. Merrick fCharles Co- burnl, the richest man in the world and owner of the store, a fact he remembered only when the dissatis- fied employees hanged him in effigy. Becoming impatient with detec- tives who fail to discover the ring- leaders, Mr. Merrick goes into his own store as a shoe salesman. Re- maining there incognito was an easy matter because he had never allowed his photograph to be taken. Mary Jones gives him fifty cents, believing him to be destitute, and Elizabeth fSpring Byingtonb shares her lunch with him. Without the least bit of 'effort on his part, Merrick gains their confidence and finds that the real troublemakers are Mary and Joe. He also comes to realize that they are not mere agitators but are struggling to gain the employees some measure of security. His own disagreeable encounters with the store authorities convince him that it is they who are at fault and after many hilarious scenes, particularly to one in which he is compelled to eat the very paper with the list of names that was his objective, peace and tranquility are restored. Mr. Merrick's opinion of Joe chang- es completely when he saves him from jail by reciting the Constitu- tion and Declaration of Independence to a bewildered police sergeant who is so confused that he drops all charges in self-defense. The human interest side is well cared-for too, and as for affairs of the heart, there are two romances progressing side by side-those of Mary and Joe, and J. P. and Eliza- beth, whose tunafish popovers had earlier made J. P. forget all about his graham crackers and milk diet. The picture ends happily with a dou- ble wedding and J. P. making up to his employees for his neglect by tak- ing them on a cruise to Honolulu. Though the plot is not unusual, skillful directing and capable acting make "The Devil and Miss Jones" an amusing performance. 9 Daphne Roy, 42 That Night in Rio 1941's great glamour-musical, "That Night in Rio," in which Alice Faye, Don Ameche, and Carmen Mi- randa are involved in some very re- freshing nonsense, is superbly pho- tographed in technicolor in the land where revelry rules. Recounting the adventures and misadventures of this joyous trio, the film provides exceed- ingly amusing entertainment. Appearing in a dual role, Don Ameche is seen as an American night club entertainer who impersonates a Brazilian aristocrat, Baron Duarte, so successfully that he is called upon to take the gentleman's place when a business crisis threatens the noble- man's fortune. During his imperson- Forty-tbree V5 ation at the home of the Baron, the aristocrat himself returns and mat- ters become exceedingly complicated, including difficulties which arise be- tween the Baroness, portrayed by Alice Faye, and the American. Eventually, however, all tangles are adjusted. for the Baron's busi- ness is saved, and he and his wife are reconciled and resolve to start life anew together. In addition to beauty of scenery and costume, there are many touch- es of humor. Much of this humor- ous element is in the role of the one and only Carmen Miranda with her Nsouse American way." Then, too, special flavor is added by the song hits of the year: "I' Yi, Yi, Yi," "Chica, Chica, Boom, Chic," "Boa Noite," "They Met in Rio," and "The Baron is in Conference." To those who enjoy beguiling Lat- in music and the potentialities of technicolor, to those who find lavish fashion displays particularly pleasing, to others who wish to find nonsensical entertainment, and to those who wish to spend one glorious night in Rio, this film is heartily recommended. Mollie Rurh Marcus, '43 Alumnae ' CContinued from page 401 er's Day and, as usual, lived up to their remarkable reputations. Mildred Burkel graduated from Tulane and now works in the clerical department of the Southern Bell Telephone Company. Helen Char- bonnet was on the sub-committee for the arrangement of a show for the purpose of purchasing ambulances for the soldiers of Britain. Back to Newcomb again! This time we dwell on the dean's list. On the freshman list we find Louise Ellison and Thaia Leopold. On the sophomore list are Dorothy Ecuyer, Magarita Hofstra, Marjorie Karsten- diek, Esther Levin, and Phyllis Wat- son. I think we owe them our hearty congratulations, don't you, girls? The Women's Auxiliary of the Louisiana Engineering Society gave a Pan-American Fiesta at the South- ern Yacht Club one Saturday night. A girl was dressed to represent each of the Pan-American countries. One of those girls was Shirley Dunlap! Elleonora Perriliat was elected president of the sophomore class at Forty-four Newcomb. She is a member of the Glee Club, the Dance Club, and is active in the university theatre. Donal Jones won the award for the organ division of a music contest. Nellie Mae Gunn is a member of the Elizabethans-the Newcomb a capella choir. Members of the honorary biological fraternity- Lampyrids-are Eve Heinemann and Evelyn Stolaroff. Yvonne Anderson has recently been elected treasurer of the New- comb Y. W. C. A. and recording secretary of the Beta Sigma Omicron Sorority. She is also on the business staff of the Tulane Theatre and the Jambalaya. Well, girls, this is the final issue before graduation. About two hun- dred of us say good-bye to our be- loved McMain and become creditable alumnae fat least we hope so, any- way, for it will be rather difficult to live up to the splendid records of those who have gone before us1. So, it is with mingled grief and joy that I recall the enjoyable times I have had preparing this column and leave to my successor the best of luck! Sincerely, E. H. French West Indies fContinued from page 421 by the author in a way that com- mands our attention and holds us enthralled to the very end. Perhaps no other book, written about these islands, is so educational and so thoroughly enjoyable as this. Probably the most interesting sec- tion of this book is the one in which the porteuses are introduced to us. These are young native girls or women who carry on trade with remote villages or sections not easily reached by pack train or coach. Simply clad, barefooted, these wo- -men carry packs of either one hun- dred fifty or two hundred pounds. Through snake-infested swamps, through forests, over mountain trails, they carry on unceasingly, perhaps never realizing their importance in the life of the island. Although these islands have been inhabited and cultivated by white men, the devastation wrought by na- ture where man has yielded, is astounding-parks, once beautifully kept, are now hidden by dense trop- ical foliageg lovely cemeteries, once cared for in memory of the dead, are still, folorn shadows of their former selves. In his account of the French West Indies, Lafcadio Hearn has recaptur- ed the spirit of the islands he loved so well, presenting their charms and attractions in an enjoyable manner which will delight any reader. For his numerous stories which he has left to us, he well deserves the im- portant place given him among the great names in American literature. Dorothy Sullivan, '43. Edward MacDowell fContinued on page 441 music. Perhaps by becoming a musi- cian, he deprived the world of a great artist. Unlike most great musicians, Mac- Dowell did not manifest his genius as a childg his ability to compose was brought out only after many years of difficult study in France and Ger- many. It was while studying and teaching in Germany that he met the girl, a pupil of his, who was to 'be- come his severest critic and staunch- est admirer. She was Marion Nevins, his future wife. This superb book justifies the author's purpose by bringing to our attention the powerful influence for good which MacDowell, the spell- binder, possessed. Vesta Prohl, '43. Quiz Column fQuestions on page 341 1. "Among the Hills"-John Green- leaf Whittier. 2. "In School Days"-John Green- leaf Whittier. 3. "Song of Hiawatha"-Henry Wordsworth Longfellow. 4. "Contentment" - Oliver Wendell Holmes. 5. "Israfel"-Edgar Allen Poe. 6. English Proverbs--John Ray. 7. Professor of the Breakfast Table -Oliver Wendell Holmes. 8. John Keats. 9. William Thacke1'ay. 10. Woodrow Wilson. 11. Coleridge. E-C-H-0-E-S oice as mcmain edoc .., Edilor's Nate: Graduation day is rapidly nearing, and with it comes the sad goodbys to both the loved Alma Mater and classmates where four happy years have been spent-yes, happy, farc- fre days for "youth flees on feathered U foot. .To you, charming girl graduates, we wish surcesx and happiness in whatever endeavor you undertake, and le! us hope - that you will not have to live with bells but the only bell to which you will an- swer will he the wedding bells.- "Hear the mellow wedding hells, Golden bells! What a world of happiness their har- mony foretel1s!" With the glory of the ping-pong tournament still living in memories, the student body assembled on April 8, with one goal in mind-to discuss the three-way program of events. As a direct result, the following things were decided upon: 1. On Thursday, April 24, at 8 p.m., one of the most gala Spring Festivals ever staged at McMain will take place, and which is based on the odl-time Vaudeville Show with "We Are All Americans" as a pat1'i- otic theme, and which occasion prom- ises to be an enjoyable event. 2. On Tuesday, April 29, the brightf?J contestants for the quiz will be confronted with questions submitted by our students based on American books and authors. There is not a student who will not wel- come this program, for it is planned and conducted by the Library Club. The prize-oh, a delicious chocolate bar! if PF if A spirit of sadness hovered over McMain when it was learned that Mr. Charlie, our genial, capable, courteous engineer had passed away. He has been with us since the organ- ization of the school and at all times, no matter how busy, he was ever willing and ready to help. He evi- dently realized that "Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well." To his family, we offer our deep- est sympathy, and to him, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant. I7 Pk Pk is McMain recently viewed a patri- otic reel entitled, "The American Way," which portrayed the continu- ous struggle for independence and freedom preserved through the ages by a liberty-minded populace striv- E-C-H-O-E-S ing as one to ever defend A-merica for the Americans. With the stirring strains of "Dix- ie" ringing through McMain audito- rium, the students were wondering just what was in store for them. Their expectations were soon real- ized, and it was the esteemed privi- lege of Eleanor McMain High School to receive Winsome, titian-haired Miss Alice Earle Beasley, attired in a stunning, all-cotton outnt. This gracious maid who has tra- veled 15,000 miles is a native of LaGrange, Tennessee, and the daugh- ter of a. Southern Cotton Planter. After her inspiring style lecture, we realized that Cotton is the greatest staple of the South, and by becoming "cotton-minded," we shall increase the sale of cotton and thereby help the industry. H4 Pls Ulf Following a hobby, be it large or be it small, is one of the most pleas- ant pastimes. Finding the origin of given names is one of your editor's most cherished hobbies. She has viewed and interviewed several Mc- Main girls. From info1'matJfigi1 re- ceived, We found that: . Providence Pucateri, the little girl with the big name, is a namesake of her grandmother, as similarly were Sherril Tucker and Monitor Duvi- neaud. While looking through the pages of a novel, Charlsie Elliot's mother spied the pretty name Charlsie, and as a result . . . , Robin Ahrens surprised her par- ents, who had an ultimate desire to name their baby Robert. However, the name was effectively changed to Robin, as we know her today. Among the quaint but pretty names found among our McMain girls are: Afton, Trinidad, Charlita, Kiki, Verlie Lee, Amelie, and Alma. Love. Pls Sis F14 On Thursday, April 18, the stu- dents of McMain witnessed a short comedy entitled "A Lovely Evening," acted by members of the Dramatic Club. This little play was very real- istic, for it dealt with the' doings of a ladies' Garden Club. After this dramatization, the words of Charlotte Cushman are brought to mind: "To me it seems as if when God conceived the world, it was Poetryg He formed it, and that was Sculp- ture, He colored it, and that was Paintingg He peopled it with living beings, and that was the grand, di- vine, eternal Drama." 4' Pk Sk The students of McMain recently had the privilege of viewing an en- tertaining film, "In All the World," presented by the Great Northern Railway Company. Under the cap- able direction of Mr. Paul Shaw, this film carried us from the land of drab realism to the sparkling American Northwest, a glorious vacation land of enchanted beauty. The forests, hills, hotels, natural lakes, arrays of Howers, and boundless greenlands were some of the many reasons that the great Northwest surpasses oth- er resorts in breath-taking beauty. Judging from the thunderous ap- plause, this interesting reel was more than enjoyed by the entire student body, who thank the one who made this pleasant occasion possible, Mr. Paul Shaw. 41 BF Ik After reaching first place for two successive terms only to be met with disappointment, McMain, with her usual determination, has again en- tered the Biggest News contest spon- sored by the Times-Picayune. Thus far we have scored 23 points, with the prize essays of Silvia Chin- Bing, Jane Warren, honorable men- tions of Juliette Turead, Marjorie France, and Geraldine Blumberg. Here are the two winning essays: Yugoslavia Rejects Axis By Jane Warren On Tuesday, March 25, Regent Prince Paul of Yugoslavia and his pro-Nazi associates came to terms with Hitler, and in so doing caused their own political ruin. Not ap- peased by the fact that the agree- ment gave the Nazis only limited privileges, enraged citizens and in- sulted officers of state carried out a spectacular "coup d'etat" which displaced Rgent Paul and all pro- Nazi officials in favor of King Peter II and a pro-British ministry. This dramatic fulfillment of the wishes of the people came as a sur- prise to Hitler even though disap- proval of the signing of Axis terms had been violently evident. Work- ing swiftly and silently, using Hit- ler's own methods of speed and sur- Forty-five E 5 . Q ,g .. If . I' Q TEA IN MCMAIN'S PATIO lv0I'1lfI.0llHl Guzfdnnce Conference for the Seniors in our High School. prise, General Somivic of the Slav air corps staged a bloodless revolu- tion against the German sympathiz- ers in the grovernment by seizing and imprisoning' Premier Cvetovic and his ministers. Sober officials then plunged into the urgent task of ap- peasing' the Croatian element which favors the Axis, and ot' bracing' Yu- goslavia tor imminent attack. News of' Yugroslavia's act was re- ceived by the world with varying results. Russia heartily approved of this check on dangerous Axis expan- sion, while Greece and England found new hope in the temporary halt ot' Nazi moves in the Balkans. To Germany. ol' course, this stubborn resistance brought great humiliation. Unpleasant for Yugoslavia to con- template is the possible internal strife as a result of this action, but be- cause ol' its vital effect on widespread fronts, Yug'oslavia's brave defiance is undoubtedly Big' News. lfnrl y- fix ti: 4: .,: Balkan War Front lixteuded By Jane Warren The explosive Balkans remained in the headlines last week as the ex- pected German onslaught was loosed upon both Yugoslavia and Greece on April 6. With characteristic sud- deness, Nazi troops swarmed across the Slav border from Rumania. Aus- tria, and Hungary, and across the Greek frontier from Bulgaria in a powerful, mechanized blitzkrieg. Us- ing the time-honored excuse of pro- tecting nations from British-incited disorders, Hitler thus opened a new front which may control the ultimate outcome of the present war. A possible result of the Russian pact with Yugoslavia, or of the seiz- ure of German and Italian ships by the United States, this action to bol- ster waning prestige came as a cli- max to a week of important diplo- matic events. The combined deli- ance of Yugoslavia and Greece. the warning' acts of the United States and Russia, and the widespread Bri- tish victories in Africa have prob- ably dismayed the Axis into this desperate attempt to gain the Medi- terranean and Suez strongholds be- fore such a feat becomes impossible. The possibilities opened hy this new Balkan outburst are tremendous. Although actual invasion of England will now be further delayed, Ger- many is perilously near to the vital waterways which make up Britain's lifeline. Turkey may be forced to abandon neutrality, or Russia may be compelled to act decisively at last. Hitler's ill-concealed threat to the United States in his declaration of war was alone enough to make the opening of further Balkan conflict Big News to America, as well as to the entire world. I1-C-II-O-li-. and assip Beverly McClure, '42 MY! here we are nearing the end of our school term and the clubs are still as active as ever. This school year certainly did have wings. But now for a trip to the clubs. Our first stop is the Latin Club where the following officers preside: Consul 1.-Audrey Mead Consul 2.-Becky Pukof Scriba-Evelyn Crais Questor-Jane Atkinson At the meeting prior to the Ides of March, Rosemary Muller gave the Latin Club members a delightful ac- count of Julius Caesar's death. When a meeting was held on Wednesday, April 9, an Easter-egg hunt was en- joyed on the campus. il' Ik IF The following pupils were chosen as officers of the Embroidery Club which is sponsored by Miss McBryde, Room 209. President ............. ....,,.... O pal Thomas Vice-President .............. Thelma Seiler Treasurer ........,......... Louise Centanni Secretary ........,,,........... Gloria Buesing The object of the club is to ex- change ideas on fancy work, to make pretty useful articles, and to make friends among its members. Sk Ik If The Camera Club under the guid- ance of Miss Bailey elected the fol- lowing officers: President .......,.................. Betty Magee Vice-President .....,.. Constance Hinkel Secretary ........................ Shirley Vaeth Treasurer .............. Josephine Romirez The chief objective of this club is to arouse the interest of its mem- bers in the possibilities of the cam- era. A contest has been arranged which will offer a prize to the mem- ber who contributes the best picture. The pictures will be judged by an appointed committee. The study and discussion of pho- tography have led some of the group to develop and print pictures as an outside activity. ll' lk lk The members of the Stunts and Tumbling Club are making rapid progress under the capable direction of Mrs. Goldberg. Wednesday classes look forward with joy for it is then that they lim- ber up with hand stands and double E-C-H-O-E-S forward rolls. Most interesting is the "Pyramid," where several girls do different stunts at the same time making one big stunt. Pk is Pk At the first meeting of the Par- ties, Games and Favors Club in Room 309, the following officers were elected: President .,....,,.... ,.,,,.,,,,, V , Prohl Vice-President ...... ..,.... L . Giesmann Secretary ....................,..... J. Friedburg Treasurer ........................ J. Biederman At each meeting two girls are se- lected to present the program for the day which is made up of several games suitable for party entertain- ment. With the dues of fifteen cents per term a large party is planned for June. lk P14 bk The reporter's club which meets in room 324 has elected for its only officer, President Virginia Rush. The purpose of the club is this- to secure both adavertisements and subscriptions for "Echoes", Each Week a report is made on either suc- cess or failure of visits to various business concerns. PF wk bk The Needle Point Club meets every Wednesday in Room 210 with Miss Littlejohn as advisor. girls are officers: The following President ..............,,,......... Betty Risers Vice-President ....... ...... S elma Mexic Secretary .......................... Lois Dupuy Treasurer .......................... Jean Howell There are thirty-one members who are working diligently on their vari- ous self-appointed tasks. Sk :F Pk The Journal Club under the su- pervision of Miss Thompson discuss- es the most outstanding news of the week. The older girls are expected to write a Biggest News Essay. A few of the younger members of the club write stories and poems which will be read to the club. The best one will appear in "Echoes" Officers are as follows: President .................... Jean Monaghan Vice-President ........,.,. Kathryn Nelson Secretary ........................ Evelyn Adair Treasurer ............ Providence Pusateri New representatives for the Junior Red Cross were elected as follows: President .............,............ Vesta Prohl Vice-President ............,. Wilma Knight Secretary .................. Olivia Sussmann Treasurer ..,,.,.................. Mollie Bronik Much time has been devoted to knitting for the War Relief. A drive for the National Children's Fund was sponsored. 318.29 was received and this was added to the 255.00 do- nated by the club itself, making a total of 3523.29 contributed to the Fund. Ik Pk X Every Wednesday in 319 a very enjoyable time is had by all the girls of Senorita Broussard's Spanish Con- versation Club. The officers of this delightful lit- tle club are: President ............ Veronica Bordenave Vice-President ............ Miriam Keating Secretary .................. Gloria Thompson Treasurer .......................... Doris Berry The Camera Club The "Camera Club," Room 217, does many interesting things. They read books on how to take, to de- velope, and how to print pictures, and trick photography. Members not only read about these things but they actually do the-m. The making of scrap books on different things such as sports, chil- dren, as well as other subjects is included. If you are interested, come to room 217 at any time and read the many interesting books we have on photography. The officers are: Katherine Diet ...................... President Lucy McMurray .......... Vice-President Carol Miller ......... ................ S ecretary Hazel Homes ..,.,,.................. Treasurer If you are passing Room 314 any Wednesday at the fourth period, come in and hear delightful reviews of some of the latest books. These and the animated discussions that follow them make up an integral part of the Book Review Club, sponsored by Miss Kranz. The capable offi- cers are: Mary E. Knight .................... Chairman Joy Barrett .......... ......... C o-chairman Marilee Kemp ........ ........... S ecretary June Chandler ......... ....... T reasurer Forty-seven Drink MM Wlmenm friends call, it is always an occasion for refreshment. Everybody welcomes the life and sparkle of ice-Cold COCA-COLA. Serve it from your own refrigerator. DRINK CDL L ,CROWN I fly-ugh! L C H O E S A Speeds Jenny Bell Germann,'4l I:'ditor's Note: Well, girls, this is it: our last column . . . yes, "The last Round Up." I hope you've enjoyed reading the Sports section as much as I have enjoyed writing it. If you have, may I remind you that Aunt A atha, and Asafronia Appleby, the Chieig Snooper, and even our old friend the Campus Ob- server will still be around next year, as they have been around sinee "Echoes" was first published. In fact, we hope these names will remain synonymous with our magazine for a very long time. Before leaving you however, we make a few predictions, since Editors, it seems, love to do so. There will be more out- standing athletes to interview at gradua- tion time, more and even better tourna- ments to be reported on. Perhaps, you'll 2010? reading more about the P.T.C. and the Swee'peas . . . for surely there will be more gym students to emulate those splendid athletes who have gone before them. Finally, good luck to my sue- ressor! May you love your job as I did, Iennie Bell. A Typical Morning On the P. T. C. THE sun is shining brightly-it is a beauteous Spring morning. Lily Mae Giesemann and Eleanor Schef- fer burst into view, fonto the P.T.C.J clutching a deck-tennis ring. Soon they are joined in their game by Betty Jean Dell, Shirley Anapole, Jo Ann Eskine, and, a little later, by Ruby Cruell. Now they play elimination, making up their own rules, and putting their own friends out of the game. Soon the Swee'- peas and their Mascot decide to play, too, so naturally this creates a panic. There is the noise of players clamor- ing for a ball, the on-lookers oblivi- ous of a game CU going on, but chattering to themselves. Perhaps they are admiring our tennis form . . . perhaps! When the first bell rings fthe familiar warning bellj there's shouting-"Oh, I have to buy lunch-checks," . . . "I have to go to my locker." Some of the girls re- main, playing desperately to escape taking in the ring. Here comes, now, the second bell-and everyone grabs books and starts up-stairs-one un- lucky person carrying the ring to the Joseph Basement store-box. If you don't believe us-como out and see for yourselves . . . why, you might even have the honor of being elected to carrying in the parapher- nalia. by "One of Them" E-C-H-,O-E-S Gym Gossip WE think Mildred Williamson should play with the Brooklyn Dodgers as pitcher. Maybe one of the professionals could connect with one of her fast balls. McMainians are good, but not THAT good. If you don't know what we're talking about, come out in class 8-6 and try your luck at batting. Jennie Bell Germann pulled a bon- er the other day! She sat with the Jades one whole period without know- ing the difference, and she an Ivory! fSolid Ivory, what?J Information, puh-leese! We would like to know how to keep our finger- nails long and glamorous after one strenuous game of deck-tennis. May- be Dottie LaPoutge can give us a tip. fStep up, Dottielj These Seniors who were always to be seen on the P.T.C. playing vol- ley-ball for something elsej have for- saken their old haunts and turned dignified. Oh, they still visit the Court, but they no longer play, they only stand up and talk-Senior style. lTch! Tchll Asafronia Appleby, Chief Snooper. HIC Pk ik Deck-Tennis Doubles WHEW, what a game! fAll right, then, two gamesl. First Aloha Paillet and Betty Jean Dell won a game from Jeanne Lee Schroeder and Margaret Pounds. But the latter soon caught up, then passed them to win by a close score. Can you imagine the excitement raging among the spectators when the tournament was stopped at 4 o'clock at game up, ten up? The next Monday afternoon found everyone at fever-pitchg but Johnny and Margar- et proved their mettle by winning 21-16. Congratulations! Now, d0n't you think deck-tennis is a sissy game-at least, not the way these girls play it. A drop-shot over the net, a high one to the back-court, a hard and fast one, stinging the hands of the reciever-THAT'S deck- tennis. Why don't you try it . . . or, are U a sissy? Campus Observer. Ping-Pong Singles HAIL to the new champ! After Shirley Suffrin left us fshe graduated, you knowl, a new successor was eagerly awaited. Now, Eola Prowell, a Senior A, has capa- bly stepped into Shirley's spacious shoes. After defeating Betty Goed- dertz in the semi-finals, she faced Rita Camarda, fresh from a victory over Doris Hebert. It was a close game, but Eola emerged triumph- antly. But another battle has to be re- corded. The two semi-finalists had to play for third place. Here Betty Goeddertz showed her skill by edg- ing out Doris, and winning third place. I guess you've seen the awardsg if not you can find them making the rounds of the building on their win- ners. Well, congratulations, girls! Keep up the good work! 'lv if if Hail -and Farewell THE Gym says farewell to- Rita Camarda Juanita Wild Jane Whiteside i Jane Brehm As always when graduation time rolls around, the gym loses some val- uable supportersg and, as always, this column gives you a resume of their athletic abilities. Rita Camarda has been outstand- ing in gym work, claiming such hon- ors as runner-up in ping-pong, vol- ley-ball varsity player, and she's a baseball tycoon. Her usually good form has marked her as an athlete worthy of being called outstanding. Another volley-ball "varsity man", and a bowling champ is Juanita Wild. Everyone knows when Nita's around, not only because of her vocal enthus- iasm, but of her splendid playing, as well. Perhaps this is why she was elected manager of the Flower League. Jane Whiteside, better known as Wheaty, is a popular member of the "Paddle Tennis Set", who claims the honor of being a Swee'pea land be- ing a Swee'pea is an honor, you knowb. Wheaty has been loyal to our gym for four years of inspec- tions, and marches, and dances fwhich are not liked as well as vol- ley-ballj. Forty-nine ,.-.,.-.i-.-v- 1- r .Another gym "entoosiast" is Jane Brehm, whose earnest captain-like entreaties, "Girls, get in line", "Do you have a partner?", "Please be quiet", proves her high regard for our gym. To these girls and others-Afton Denmark, Jane Atwood, June Zata- rain, Eola Prowell-we offer a twen- ty-one gun salute. P.S.-And incidentally that salute puts you all in the "Big Time" league. Some People Say-- PANSIES are red, Gladiola are blue, Swee'peas are sweet. You think this is going to rhyme- But-it "ain't"! When's Augusta Polchow coming back to school? Hurry up, gal, the Swee'peas are a-needin' you. Two very attractive young ladies, who continue to "like McMain good," -although they attend Allen-are as vital to the P.T.C. now as water is to a duck. Mascot's timid smile, and Willy's soft "Hi, girls," are missed if they are not taken twice a day. CP. S.-P.T.C. means Paddle-Tennis Court.D Aunt Agatha. Things We'd Like To See THE Senior A's have a "Things We'd Like to See," so why can't we? Well, here goes nothing: Betty Goeddertz - without the third-place award for ping-pong. Jo Ann Eskine-standing inside the deck-tennis court while she's play- ing. Jeanne Lee Schroeder-not drop- ping the ring just over the net where we can't get it. Betty Jean Dell-not "Slinging" the deck-tennis ring. Shirley Anapole--throwing the ring to somebody who isn't one of her best friends. Ruby Cruell-not being the first one "eluminated." Eleanor Scheffer-not being the first one on the court in the morning. Petronilla Voorhies-arriving ear- ly. Jane Whiteside--with her tresses arranged before coming to school. The Swee'peas-not being clan- nish. Shirley Stevenson--not arriving to school with Swee-peas. QNot that we mind!J Bernadine Uhlmer-not always winning the elimination games in gym class. Betty Powell-arriving at school on her bike without knocking some- one down. Nancy Lee Chapman-not reaching for a ball she knows she can't get. Mildred Williamson-not playing so wonderfully well. Carol Bayer-getting the dance right. And in particular-we'd like to see -more girls on the campus in the morning. CHALMETTE FUEL OILS Since 1910 FOR ALL TYPES OIL BURNERS INDUSTRIAL AND RESIDENTIAL Day and Night Service GA1vez 3111 401 City Park Avenue Chalmette Oil Distributing Co., Inc. Fifty is-c-H-o-E-s between Us I Barbara !Conroy, '41 Editorlv Note-Ax thix is the last time I shall write this rolumn, I am very glad it is longer than it has ever been since I have had charge of it. To my to-editor, Robin, who has certainly been "a friend in need," goes all the credit for that. I hope you will give your next' editor even better eo-operation, and that this folumn will be bieger and better lhan ever. Noun Robin and I are forred to say "Goodbye" to MeMain. "Ethoer." and each and every one of you. Barbara. Albert Moskau and Patsy P. Are as in love as any two can be. Bobby's not to blame, we guess, For falling in love with Gloria S. Does Clark Gable give Pinky S. a thrill? No, she'd just rather be with Phil. Why does M. Burvant on the porch sit? Could it be to see Bernard who's Clitli? Come on and tell us, Claire Mae Z., Is it S. P. O., or is it P. L. E.? Come on, Dot Sutter. Please con- fess! Why's Kentucky's place been filled with Jimmy S.? M. Becker, who can it beg Tell us, is it I.. J. or B. C.? If Charles A. lost Betty Jean Y., Some think he would nearly die. Doris and Tommy have parted ways. But will it be for many days? Who' do we see with Carla B.? Could it be F. J. D.? Someone in P.L.E. C. Daley did wing We know, for she has his frat pin. Tell us, Patty P., please do, Is it Joe S. who thrills you through and through? Lois L. tries to look her best, Whenever she sees Adolph Indest. We all know Marion E. likes to see A certain boy whose initials are B.V. Alice S. is another girl, Who likes a boy whose name is Earl. Lila C. would surely bawl If ever she lost her Paul. Marcelle's heart goes willy-nilly, Whenever she is in Gentilly. E-C-H-O-E-S We all know Jean F's joy Is when she sees that Muller boy. Barbara B., what's this we hear? Have you dropped Jimmy for another year? Come on, J. Sarderes, please tell., Is Jack the one you love so well? Ruth Hogue's decided on Bobby N., Or is it his Phi Kappa Sigma pin? Six McMainians have a crush- President Cit is getting the rush. Catherine Nelson's fancy has turned to maroon. Is it the convertible-or was it the moon? Now, Lelie Bridger, that's not nice! Turning down poor Freddie Guice! Janie Gros is in love again. Her new flame? It's Bobby N. Why Massachusetts, Margaret Ann? That's no place to get suntan. R. Lombardini hasn't a care When she's with Henry, the ex-De- bonaire. Eva Lee, you're not that kind. Co-me on. Quick! Make up your mind. Essie Mae Edwards, which will it be, Your military wedding-Army or Navy? Claire Daley's in love with "Uncle" Sam, And we don't mean the Government man. Leroy Constantin acquired a frat pin. Did it belong to W. N.? Flo Leeman's love must really be true If she still dreams of Buddy at L.S.U. Though Adele Yost hasn't much to say, We know of those letters from far away. Step right up and pick your twin- It's all up to you, Helen Pitkin. Absence made Flo's heart fonder, we see, For she's still in love with her Bob V. Virginia Mazza never knows what's showing at the showy I'll bet she knows what color Kit's eyes are, though. Ethelrelda J. and Bob S. are excep- tions to the rule That loving too much is sometimes so cruel. Cupid's made a hit again! It's Kathryn La Borde and Bill Whit- man. Eola Prowell must get around- Two in Alabama and two in town. If Barbara Allen could do some bum- min', It would be, "California, I'm a-com- in! !!! Maybe you can solve our mystery. How's Alwyn, Jr., Eugenie? Lois Elmer has gone tropical, too. It's Bob A., a Cuban, from Bay St. Lou. Rosemary A., we're surprised at you. Are you still sad about L.S.U.? Gene Schaefer and Olyve Drell Will soon be hearing wedding bells. No, Jean Serira, it wasn't just Spring. You're sure nowg you've his Tulane ring. More wedding bells to ring out soon. Shirley Vaeth gets her diamond in June. Weldon and Yvonne I.. still walk on air. Don't you think they make a hand- some pair? In her crystal a fortune teller did see Wint's love for C. Earl. Where's Bobby T.? Clair W.'s engaged jto a military man. Have you seen her ring, third fin- ger, left hand? Elaine V. and Sid Garric's love must be true, After two years, it's as good as new. Cute Vivian S. is "going some" With Cal and Mat to choose from. Yvonne Latteriere, is it Jack P., Or is it his father's bakery? Audrey Virgets was happy that day When love walked in with Donald Mae. Rose Walker's heart needs a rest. It's worn out with love for Francis S. Fifty-one Say, Pat Williams, who dropped who? Did you drop Bobby, or did he drop you? Alice Biezer has the same old flame. Timmie Hardenstein is his name. Betty Lou N. has really three Of the cutest boy friends you ever did see. ' Here's a question that has us all awhirl. Why did C.'s friend Walter write to Mrs. Earl? Audrey Chcvis, tell us if you may, V. Fitzgerald and Bobby G. made up after that fight. Don't despair, Valerie, true love nev- er runs smooth. Betty V. was running for Queen of the May, But preferred with Bob to see the Kyser's boy, Kay. No, it wasn't Elroy's fraternity pin That helped him Betty P.'s heart to win. Jayne Brennan's letters keep life from being dull Since they're from a cute Arkansas Chucky N. and A. P. adore just looking at the moon. Seems as if they've passed the state of simple love in bloom. Tell me, Dit, tell me how Bill thrills you so right now. Tell us while our curiosity's mild. Whose ring' is that, Juanita Wild? Vera Ann went away for the week- end And fell in love with Buddy again. Sid's love for Kate doesn't need much fuel, And, confidentially, it's mutual. Are you as fickle as people say? COI'p0ra1- Wh tt ll ,Ett M P.? It's not just to sit in the sun and Reed and Robert are liked by Nor- IS tierigqaneofuiour dieagi Willy Cl? bake ma B.S That Betty M. loves to go across the This little girl certainly has us at Gayle Baldinger, hold your man. lake, sea. You'd better watch Margaret Ann. For Smartness and Quality Sec Our Girls' Shop Do you want smart clothes? Latest In Styles Shop at C REASONABLY PRICED Ma lggn Bla nchg HQLMES Canal . . Dauphine . . . Bourbon . . . Iberville .For Girls' .Apparel FLASH! FLASH! FLASH! Echoes ot Mctvlain has scored again! I. National Scholastic Press Association-First Place. 2. Columbia Scholastic Press Association-Second Place. E-C-H-O-E-S South American Way This I swear, and this I say, fixchanqe Barbara Conroy, '41 Editor's Note: With this issue your editor bid: "goodbye" with a deep feel- ing of regret. I never expected to he sorry when I graduated-I was going to he gladf but I am very .rad at the thought of leaving MeMain. I have loved my staff work, and I am sorry it is over now. I have worked hard, and I hope you enjoyed my column as much as I enjoyed writing it for you. To my xureexxor, who may be anyone ol you, I wixh the hes! of luck. I hope she likes her iob as much as I did. It gives me a cold chill to have to say- "So Iong"- Barbara. There was not an overabundance of books for this issue. Every one that came is a worthy representative of its high school. There is a say- ing about a good beginning and a good ending-so I start with "The Advocate." This is a charming mag- azine filled with delightful short sto- ries. The theme was hobbies, and there were stories, poems, and pic- tures on hobbies. From their mag- azine I took these examples of be- ing brief, but to the point. Goblin Horrid black spectre On a peaceful horizon . . A test tomorrow. Gauchos and guitars, Girls, a moon and stars, Castenets and big sombreros, Spanish shawls and bright boleros. Look Upward The stars are symbols Of bright hope above a world Dark with fearsome sin. I chose this ballad of woe. It's long, but well worth repeating. Of Course l've Not a One I've tried to have a hobby And I'll admit it's fine, But now, fand I will tell you whyl I haven't got a one. I took up stamp collecting' And bought a stamp book, too. And then each day I'd look around For foreign stamps a few. I'd ask my friends and teachers And all the kids I'd see If they had correspondents From far across the sea. Of course they never had any And, you see, I was stuckg I'd spent two bits for a stamp book, too. E-C-H-O-E-S Oh, darn! Of all the luck! So then I turned to match covers. Oh, I looked all around, But the only place I saw any Was lying on the ground. Now you know that I'm a lady, And it doesn't look quite right To go 'round picking up matchbooks A-lying in plain sight. I always felt like a criminal, And glanced around a bit Before I'd stoop to pick one up, 'Cause Ma would have a fit. If she should see me act that way, I'd not forget it for one day. But you know that I'm a lady, So I won't say what she would say. After that I went to postcards. I had some good ones, toog And every day when the mail would come, I'd get one or two. At first it worked out pretty well And everything was fine, 'Til a traveling salesman I once knew Took to dropping me a line. The post-cards weren't bad, But the things he said, oh, my! I couldn't put 'em in my collection For if Ma saw, why she'd just die! To think that her prim daughter Could receive such mail, My Ma I couldn't slaughter, So that hobby, too, did fail. Another I've not begun. Now you may jeer and you may laugh, But of hobbies I've got not a one. Did you like that? From the Ex- change of that magazine I picked these little verses. Even these 'deal with diversions of some sort. Here we are warned against the hobby of a Worm. A worm A worm dug A worm dug in A worm dug in earnest A worm dug in dead earnest, Poor Ernest. The favorite pastime of a sopho- more is expressed here. The sofa sagged in the middle, The shades were pulled just so. The family had retired And the midnight oil burned low. There came a sound from the sofa, The clock was striking two, The sophomore slammed his text book With a thankful- "Well, I'm through!" fWe can be sure this was a soph- omore, for a junior or senior would have known bettelzl This one seems to discourage pas- time of kissing. Before I heard the doctors tell Of the danger of a kiss, I had considered kissing you The nearest thing to bliss. But since I took biology, All I do is groan, Six million mad bacteria- And I thought we were all alone- McMain was pleased to find her name in their exchange column. 'F Il' all "The Arlingtoniann has some in- teresting articles-among them are ones concerning embarassing mo- ments, broken hearts, reactions to pictures, fashions, and such. We re- ceived two issues of "The Arlington- ian." Among their poems was a silly little ditty called "Spring" Spring is sprung, The grass is riz, I wonder where The liowers is. Do you know your alphabet? Do you know which letter is used the most? "The Arlingtoniann did. From the exchange column I bring you- The Tale of "E" E is said to be the most unfortu- nate letter in the alphabet, 'because it is always out of cash, forever in debt, never out of danger, and in trouble all the time. All of which is true. Still it is never in war, always in peace, and always in something to eat. It is ever the beginning of existence, the commencement of ease, and the end of trouble. Without it there would be no life, no heaven. It is the center of honesty, and is always in love. It is the beginning of encouragement and endeavor, and the end of failure. 'li :ll il' The "Fa1ter Finchell" column of "The Shadow" proved very interest- ing to me and I hope my excerpts from it will interest you. Fifty-three Marilyn has a little pooch And his name is Rover, And when he follows her to school, She'd like to bat him over. The most recent survey shows that the Ideal Man must have the follow- ing qualifications: 1. A car 2. Pleasant conversation 3. A car 4. He must be congenial 5. A car 6. He must be a good listener 7. He must have a car. lEditor's note, Sr.: Numbers 2, 4, and 6 may be omitted if the car has a radio.J if lk Ik By looking through the "Allen Re- view," I see that former McMain- ians are doing very well there. Fran- ces Fort received a high average of 9564 while many other did almost as well. Among the officers of the post-graduates are Grace Laguens, Clare Sulli, and Shirley Scanlan. From their exchange column, I bring you these two sallies: Teacher: Give me a sentence with an object, Johnny. Johnny: Teacher, you are beauti- ful. Teacher: What is the object? Johnny: A good mark. Here's to the girls--the young ones! Not too young, For the good die young And nobody wants a dead one. Here's to the girls-the old ones! Not too old, For the old dye, too- And nobody wants a dyed one. if il lk Congratulations to the "Review"! A very enjoyable magazine of heart- warming short stories, lyrical poetry, and realistic cuts. I only regret their not having a joke column for it makes it hard on this poor editor to quote-as the stories and most poems are too long. Here is a timely piece which is not so long. l Know On earth there are men Who are bitter and cruel, Who struggle like beasts In an endless duel. Who fail to see The principles of life- The road to peace Instead of strife. In the sky there are stars And planets and sun, Which with constancy Their courses run. Their closeness not marred By jealousy, Their light not dimmed By enmity. For men there's a plan As there is for stars- If links could be forged Instead of bars. lk if ik Making a good impression with its colorful red, white, and blue cover of figures representing winter sports, "The Canary and Blue" plunged into the interesting material which com- prised its book. There was a charm- ing article which, although it is writ- ten for the opposite sex, should be amusing to you. How to Lose a Girl Friend A recent issue of the "Canary" presented an article, "How to Get a Girl Friend." The "Canary" once again comes to the aid of its male wall-flowers with the five steps on how to lose a girl friend. Step 1. Introduce her to your best friend. He may be tall, dark, etc., but after having looked at you for a while she appreciates the change. If he is on some athletic team or his dad is the head of some- thing important, it helps. Step 2. If she asks you to a for- mal or sorority dance, show up in informal clothes, take her in a trol- ley, insist on being the life of the party, then escort the fair damsel to a dinner and fed her hamburgers. After that, walk her home through the dark streets and hold her hand and look at the moon while you dis- cuss Einstein's theory. This will do the trickg she will never see you again. Step 3. Brag about the date you had with a pretty blonde three years ago, or the swell times you have been having at the past five sessions of summer school. A Step 4. Sit before the fire-side with herg toast marshmallows till she is ready to burst, then hold her hand, whisper something silly in her ear, and, when she giggles, count her mo- lars and tell her how many she has. Step 5. There is no last step. By this time you have lost your girl friend. She is ready for a sanitarium or the "Court of Human Relations." It seems as though "The Canary and Blue" has a fitting description for us. We may not like it, but, then, isn't it true? A Modern High School Girl She walks with an air of authority- A boy to carry her booksg She never has a care or worry, Her greatest pride is her looks. Her face is smeared with powder, Her lips are painted red: Her waistline measures just fifteen, She doesn't look as if she's fed. And though my compliments are few, I admit we all have larksg But I'd trade my lunch and study halls If I had half her marks! Well-that is the last time that will apply to me for in a few weeks I shall be no longer a high school girl. Goodbye- Mt' Barbara. To A Lily Wilma Knight, '42 Fair lily, like a nymph of old, Thy regal beauty doth unfold In sheltered spot when gentle breeze Gaily rustles through the trees. Fifty-four E-C-H-O-E-S wi Carol Taylor, '42 Editor's Note: It .veems ns though if har bandlv been a week .viure I wrole my las! Edilorlv Note. In order lo nmke our magazine a bigger and better one, the cooperation of euch and every girl in the school is needed. So don't forget about the small green box in the library. Carol. Double Talk Customer: "I want some consoli- dated rye." Druggist: "You mean concen- trated rye?" Customer: "It does nutmeg any difference. That's what I camphor. What does it sulphur?" Druggist: "Fifteen cents. I have never cinnomon with so much wit." Friend ln Need "Say, Bob, may I borrow your pen?" "Sure thing." "Got a piece of writing paper I can use?" "Reckon so." "Going past the mailbox when you go out?" l4Yeh.7! "Wait a minute till I finish this letter, will you?" "All right." "Want to lend me a stamp?" "Uh-huh." "Much obliged. Say, what is your girl's address?" John: Do you know why the bug ate a hole in the rug? Jack: No-Why? John: To see the "floor show." Extra I ! ! Newsboy: Great Mystery!! Fifty victims. Paper, mister? Man: Here boy, I'1l take one- Say, boy, there's nothing about a mystery in this paper. Where is it? Newsboy: That's the mystery, mister. You're the fifty-first vic- tim. Bare Truth Girls when they went for a swim, Once dressed like Mother Hubbard. But now they have another whim, And dress more like her cupboard. Fair Nature Bob: I think you have on too much rouge. ' Betty: That's not rouge. I'm just healthy. Bob: Then your left cheek is healthier than your right. Case of Necessity Binks: Are you going to the lec- ture tonight? Jinks: Yes. Binks: I advise you to stay away. It's sure to be awfully boring. Jinks: I'm afraid I can't get out of it-I'm the lecturer. New Deal A landlady brought in a plateful Of very thin slices of bread. Tennant: Did you cut this bread, Mrs. Smith? Mrs. Smith: Yes. Tennant: O.K., shuffle and I'll deal. Cur-Few He: Please- She: No. He: Aw, please- She: No. He: Even if I tell you I love you more than anybody in the entire world? She: Positively no. He: Aw, but mother, all the other freshmen stay out after ten-thirty. Colossal Normal Kensa, who wrote the new Ginger Roger picture, was recently discussing a title for that movie with the diiecor. Buddy de Sylvia joined the discussion and assured: "What this picture needs is a sock title to bring in the customers . . . Kansa leaped from his chair. "I've got it," he shouted. Let's call it H5000 Bank Night." Heard in The Corridor: Ellen: I have to take a concentra- tion test. ' Jane: You mean a comprehensive test. Ellen: Well, that's what I meant. O o O 0 -ii2f'J.'JlA O The Parent-Teacher Cooperative Club of McMain dedicates this to the Student Body in general and to the Graduates of June, 1941 in particular. E'C'H'O'E'S Filly-five y SGULE CULLEGE 1410 JACKSON AVENUE MAgnolia 1122 A distinctive, outstanding, progressive business training school for Men and Women of high school, junior college and university grade. Thousands of graduates in good paying positions. 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