Eleanor McMain High School - Echoes Yearbook (New Orleans, LA)
- Class of 1941
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A S enior's Thoughts
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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-
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To add new laurels to McMain.
Dear school, we say farewell,
And though we travel far and wide
Within our hearts you'll dwell.
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Published quarterly by the students of the Eleanor McMain High School, New Orleans, La.
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Vol. X JUNE, 1941 N
REPORTERS S T A F F
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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
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Class S oem. 15 Maflofle Bilislm Assistant Edztors
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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
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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
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
Exchange ......V,.. ...-- 5 3
Rose M. La Franca
Virginia Lob Business Manager Assistant Manager
Adele Maier Alice May Pearce Frances Walther
Virginia NOXCH FACULTY ADVISERS
Malle Fallon Adviser ...... ......................................... M iss P. Randolph
Betty Jane Yates
Business ..... ..... .......,...
Book Reviews ...,..
Features ....... ..
Senior, Alumnae ......
News, Clubs .,......
......Miss A. Leckert
,......Miss M. Bland
Miss C. McBrydc
.......Miss N. Hugo
......Miss E. Kranz
......Miss V. Camp
Miss F. Thompson
Exchange, Interviews, Reel, Radio .... Miss L. Bertoniere
Arr ,,,,..,,,.,.,..,,.,...,.,,,,....,.,.,........................... Miss O. Peters
Music ,,,.,. ......., M iss E. Weiss
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.
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ll"e fame as babes,
Anxious, eager, Void of fear:
And you, as molber, dear AIfMdil1
Helping, striving, seeking no gain,
No bonor, no glory, no promise of famv.
Wfe stayed as students,
Ilappy, joyful, glad and gay,
And you, as leader, wise and kind,
Led the way
To surress in our upward flimb,
To laughter, to gaiely, lo joy sublime.
W'e leave as friends,
ll"iser, older, ye! so sad:
And you, Alma Mater, tbrongb the years
W'ill make ns glad
Leading onward, ralming our fears,
Tlarougb the turmoil, tba' lumult, the
trials and tears.
Muriel Bonie, Chairman,
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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,
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
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.'
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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
Though four years seem vast,
The days will soon pass away.
Sometimes the work seems tryingg
And you want to quit, we know.
Oh, yes, it's true,' we went thro
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!
Iennie Bell Germann
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
My Zaxxmates, now alder, one at a time passed
Making their class prophecy, written in the sky.
Jacqueline Acker, we now see,
Has gone into the world as a secre-
Robin Ahrens is talented as a nov-
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
Barbara Allen, too, wants to model
So soon she will be at the height of
Clare Allen plans to be a secretary,
Instead, she might be a housewife,
Soon faith shall bring to Marjorie
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-
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
Ellie Battalora is, as teachers have
taught us, Q
Studying hard to be a medical artist.
Shirley Benton was athletically in-
Now we see her as a teacher refined.
Shirley Bergeron, as secretary is tak-
Soon she will help count her election
We see as a journalist, Doris Berry,
Whose writings make all her readers
The disposition of Margie Berry
Is, as always, as sweet as a cherry.
Doris Berthelot, an actress sublime,
Quickly the ladder of fame will
If prominent music appeals to ypur
taste, ' Q .M ff'
Go to hear Barbara Bond play her
Muriel Bonie we see is the nezit
She is now a poet of great, fame.
Veronica Bordenave, demure and
Is now some lucky employer's sec-
Joyce Bosch is in an orchestra today,
Andd there she will be for many a
Ella Bourgeois is in training, we see,
And a very good nurse some day she
Gloria Bourgeois is in a happy home,
Playing with a little tot, all her own.
The future I see for Jane Brehm is
A husband as dear as she-is her
Jayne Brennan's goal is that of 9.
It's hard to tell, she might be a mu-
May Bridger in society is a favorite
But some day she'll answer a wed-
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-
We see Betty Cadzow on the screen.
Althea Campbell, an artist of tomor-
Will paint many pictures and never
Virginia Catalano, the girlie small,
As a nurse has made friends of all.
Nancy Lee Chapman is interested in
May she remain that way forever
and a day!
Agnes Charbonnet, too, wants to be
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
Althea Clement hopes to be a dancer
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
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-
Shirley Cone, a graceful dancer,
May some day turn a talented ro-
And now we see Jane Crane
A housewife, and she's changed her
Dorothy Croft, a home economics
Oh! how we'd like to have the part
of the taster.
Clare .Daley is, as always, happy to-
Why? She will me married in May.
Afton Denmark, a designer, we see,
For tlaat was always what she wanted
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
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-
Essie Edwards, a secretary bright,
Will help to keep her office just
Charlsie Elliott will marry well
And rear many children-truth, to
Esther Exsterstein will travel far
Because she plays the notes as on the
Constance Fell is now in New York
Gayly singing from morning till
Doris Finlayson, a famous singer,
As a "blues" interpreter is a "ring-
We see the reporter, Valerie Fitz-
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-
Louise Freas, pretty and shy,
Found getting a husband "easy as
Anna Frey, a famed beautician,
Has finally fulfilled her ambition.
Gloria Galle, a-fiddling we see-
Now has a salary in figures of three.
No house-wife would she be,
But now Sybil George is the mother
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
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"
Because she can't make up her mind,
She'll still be Peggy Harold for a
With Gloria Hemenway a nurse to
None of the patients will want to go
She's Leatrice Henderson now, but
Soon she'll be wife to an architect
Margaret Henley, still kind and in-
Is mistress of a happy home luxuri-
Barbara Herron still interested in
Is teaching her young ones the latest
Thora Hickerson is, we see,
Busy at work in a library.
Agnes Higgins wants to be a secre-
And with her it just won't be an-
Maxine Hilliard wants to be a school
Instead she might marry a handsome
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
We find Gloria Hunter, the secre-
tary, in love.
How can June Hutchinson really
When her mind will always be in a
Dorothy Hutton has won reknown
As an authoress of our town.
Edith Jacob great fame will get,
As Goodman, the second, with her
Glorianna Jahn you will S66 Very
Playing another new violin tune.
Now we see a fashion designer of
Ethelreda Johnson is her name.
When you want a new house to re-
place the wreck,
Consult Johnette Johnson, the archi-
Sylvia Joyner a housewife we see,
Moving from place to place, busy as
Next We see Blanche Katten, whose
In years to come is to be a medical
In a dress shop is Margaret Kenny
Watching all spend their last penny.
In later years in her own home we
Ada Kilb as happy as can be. .
Now We View Lois Kimbrough in
There isn't a germ that she can't
Doing medical research is Mary
In a few years she'll have reached
Kathryn Laborde has made a good
On the road in dramatic art.
With materials full of dots and bars,
Gertrude Lachin dresses the movie
Norma La Garde has in modeling
Soon we'll hear she's changed her
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
Now teaching trig she's as happy as
Jean Le Blanc will make speeches
Making them vote for her at the
Kathlyn Leger is a happy wifeg
Shf: stays at home leading a quiet
Amelia Levy, that quiet miss,
Is also living happy in a world of
Vivian Levy writes short stories to
She's in New York doing quite well.
Yvonne Lloveras loves llel' children
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
Julia Maloney is still a dear,
We know she'll choose the right car-
June Malter, a dear classmate was,
Fame will follow her where'er she
Dorothy Mancini has walked to the
With him at her side, she'll never
Tolhy McCarthy is happy as she can
For she has just received her college
Helen McClelland, the blue-eyed lass,
Now, as always, is loved by her
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-
She was always gifted, you could tell
at a glance.
Othelia Menard, our gifted poet,
Has a sensitive soul, her poems show
Aline Merlin will stand with her love
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
Because she is knitting for the Red
Amelia Munch's work is never a loss.
We find Claire O'Donnell a chorus
Who very soon will marry an earl.
As a secretary who works all the
Bernadine Owens earns many a dime.
Etta Mae Palmiaano in the Opera
She's even appeared before Europe's
Alice Mae Pearce, stately and tall,
Is a musician fine in Carnegie Hall.
Whilamena Pecot, as a young house-
Finds great happiness in her new
As a lawyer enjoying great fame
Is Marjorie Pfister, the eloquent
Patty Phillips is a gym teacher, fine:
On field day her pupils will shine.
Now she spends her money without a
Helen Pitkin has married a million-
Katherine Planchard is a preserver
And through her patients has gained
With many children, Ellen Ponder
She loves, to teach them A-B-C.
Betty Poi-retto-bookkeeper effi-
ls supporting herself with money suf-
'Cause her true love gave her his
Betty 'Prator goes to every football
And now we find Shirley Pregeant
How can her head hold so much
Patricia Price is an authoress fineg
She's waiting for Shaw to come and
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
June Ragas has surely won a prizeg
She married a professor who is very
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
Married to a sailor is Doris Rochg
Now Every month she waits at the
Remember the name of Gloria Sall,
For some day her bust will grace
Rosemary Santopadre is still always
A quality sometimes hard to find.
Gloria Schmitt is an English teacher,
And famous poets are her special
Miriam Schoen, a social worker will
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-
Plays a part in Broadway's shine.
Harriet Sherlock, tall and fair,
Has married a Romeo with shining
Eloise Sherrard, a happy young wife,
Is adding joy to her "darling's" life.
Mae Simmons, the poet, days are
Doing pleasant work for the govern-
Maureen Simoneaux, a flyer bright,
Spends her time above, and out of
Dorothy Staehle will write for mon-
Though she'd rather live on "milk
Altltea Steckler, a bride to be,
Will be, fortune says, the mother of
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
And in a plane goes everywhere.
Dorothy Sutter, a j0uI'l'laliSt great,
Spends her time writing, early and
Anna Swartzfager, a secretary, We
With her "Boss" always on her mind.
We see that she has changed her
But our Phylis Terry will still be the
Gloria Thompson is a singer of fame,
On Broadway in lights we see her
Rita Trahan is now contented,
For when Tom proposed he really
Jane Trout toward a happy marriage
She chose a career, but none ever
Cynthia Twigg, an artist fine,
Is known for her work in every
Bernadine Ulmer is much in demand
And is now lecturing all over the
Amelia Umbaeh wants a husband to
She'l1 take a country "hick" or "a
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
Elaine Von Beltren toward her goal
goes ony -2
She'll reach the top' through rain or
Betty Vorhusch, so sweet and so
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
Frances Walther, a teacher will be,
And in McMain will earn her fee.
Betty Walsh with her curling locks,
Will say "yes" some day to Ted.
We also now see Margaret Ward,
Who will climb to the top by work-
Some day seated at a baby grand,
Claire Weatheraby will get 8 "great
Kathleen Wells, S0 small and sweet,
Surely some day the right man will
Jane Whiteside is a graduate nurse,
Amusing her patients with original
In the gym department of the best
We see Juanita Wild teaching the
Jane Willem, a student at L. S. U.,
Is exceedingly popular on the cam-
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-
By the side of the one she loves
through joy and strife
We see Claire Zander, the doting
June Zatarain in the lab is just S0-S0
But she does know the meaning of
Ivy Mae Ziegler is On the courts
Winner or runner-up in all of the
Geraldine Zoller, petite and snappy,
As nurse is keeping her patients
So now you have seen the future
In the stratosphere at great height
Written clearly in an airplane's
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.
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
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
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
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.
WE, the graduating class of June,
1941, do hereby declare this our
last will and testament, and, do be-
queath the following:
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
Min Barq-A uniform for her "lit-
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-
Min Connor-An adding machine to
add up all the new members that
are coming in on next year's Mem-
Min U. Cooper-Undergraduates
that put the correct accent over
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
Min Friedrich:-The undying devo-
tion of girls who have learned to
love Latin because of her faithful
guidance along its pathsg
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-
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
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-
Min Pearce-Larger quantities of
ingredients for her cooking classesg
Min Peter:-Further success in all
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-
Min Rooney--A class of Spanish
students that speak Spanish like
Min Roy--Second Mrs. de Both's in
all her classesg ' "
Min Schmidt-Pupils whom she can
transform into modern "Dalton's"
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
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-
Min Wolfe-Enough girls to form
a trigonometry classy
Min Youngs-Miles of technicolor
film and an unlimited budget for
The Mothers' Club-Our unending
thanks for the lovely ice-water
units as well as the new motion
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-
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
Juniors-Success in their future les-
Senior B's-The elated feeling we
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
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.
Things Wc'd Like to Sec
Acker, Jacqueline-disgusted With
Ahrens, Robin--With a pin to hold
up her gym suit
Albena, Florence-not studying dur-
Allen, Barbara-not being punished
Allen, Clare Rita-without her old
stand-by, the bow
Arhogast, Marjorie - not wearing
Baker, Jeanne-staying away from
school at least once
Barnes, Kate-not worrying about
her pretty hair
Barr, Sanomar-with ebony-black
Barrett, Joy-without that "swell"
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
Bergeron, Shirley--With short fin-
Berry, Doris-not attentive in class
Berry, Margie-not being so sweet
Berthelot, Doris-not able to express
Bond, Barbara-doing a ballet dance
Bonie, Muriel-not so studious
Bordenave, Veronica-not always
worrying about chemistry
Bosch, Joyce-relieved before the
Bourgeois, Ella-Walking' to and
Bourgeois, Gloria-With a correct
Brehm, Jane--not reading love sto-
ries during lunch
Brennan, Jayne-not worrying about
Bridger, May-Without that dimple
in her chin
Bringhurst, Ruth-not being S0
sweet and kind
Buchanan, Jane-loud and boister-
Burnham, Doris--Without the For-
Cadzow, Betty-not talking ffor a
Campbell Althee-with a deep glam-
Catalano, Virginia1tall and bald
Chapman, Nancy-With short hair
Chevis, Audrey-not S0 fickle
QCII-lin-Bing, Sylvia-not asking for
Clement, Althea-with hair like Dor-
Coates, Rita-not crazy about Nel-
son Eddy ,
Cocchiara, Rosalie-with a high so-
Comarda, Rita-other than a station-
ary figure in JBX
Conroy, Barbara-Without that ra-
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'
Denmark, Afton-not giggling with
Doll, Yvonne-disliking hamburgers
Drell, Olyve-with a soft, sweet Voice
Duemling, Marjorie-short and stout
Eagan, Lorraine--quiet in Miss
Edwards, Essie-speaking loud and
Elliott, Charlise-With tiny brown
Exsterstein, Esther-With short,
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-
Germann, Jenny Bell--quiet, meek,
Gitz, Shirley--knowing her English
Guillory, Ouita--a blonde with light
hair and fair skin
Haas, Rosemary-without that pecu-
Hemenway, Gloria--with a really
Henley, Margaret-Without those
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
Hilliard, Maxine-making a lot of
Hingle, Beverly-with a Weak, shrill
Hague, Ruth-being dignified
Hutchinson, June-Coming' to school
Hutton, Dorothy-minus a "boy
friend" at three o'clock
Jacob, Edith-a female Benny Good-
Jahn, Glorianna--not being so sweet
Johnson, Etherelda-raising her voice
Johnson, .lohnette-Without that
Joyner, Sylvia-short and stout
Katten, Blanche-not taking such an
interest in chemistry
Kilb, Ada-with a boyish bob
Kimbrough, Lois-serious in dramat-
Knight, Mary-below 90 in any sub-
Kolter, Carol-Without Julia
Laborde, Kathryn-dressed in red
Lachin, Gloria-with a standard pro-
nunciation of her name
LaGarde, Norma-Without Katherine
LaPoutge, Dorothy-not always being
Laterriere, Yvonne-not an excellent
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
Mancini, Dorothy-not always wor-
McClelland, Helen-Without June R8-'
McGinnis, Rita-minus curls
McNiff, Barbara-with a Roman nose
Melendez, Ophelia-Calm, cool, and
Menard, Othelia-Writing prose in-
stead of poetry
Merlin, Aline-in a hurry
Monnin, Doris-on the cover of a
Moore, Joy-biting her nails
Munch, Emilia-without her own re-
Owens, Bernadine-cheering' for
L. S. U.
Palmisano, Etta Mat+sil'1ging swing
Pearce, Alice May-quiet
Pecot, Whilamina-With long blonde
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-
Ponder, Ellen-playing the part of
the goddess of speed
Porretto, Betty-going' to L. S. U.
Prator, Betty--Without her shadow,
Pregeant, Shirley-Without Rita Ann
Price, Patricia--not being quiet
Prowell, Eola-quiet and sedate
Pukof, Becky-With dark hair and
fContinued on next pagel
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
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 chairman of the reception and
games committee, Margie Duemling,
Baby Party For Freshmen
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
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
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
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-
Sall, Gloria--a dizzy blonde
Schmitt, Gloria-not so sweet
Schoen, Miriam-five feet two, with
eyes of blue
Schully, Joyeelyn-not longing for
Seiler, Thelma-not putting her heart
and soul in dramatics
Sex-pas, Inez-without all of that
fContinued on page 345
Mouth ... ..
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-
Barhara Merita instead of Bond
Joyce Gosh instead of Bosch
Jane Crown instead of Brehm
Ruth Takehurst instead of Bring-
Jane Bugun instead of Buchanan
Doris Fryham instead of Burnham
Althee Phillips instead of Campbell
Virginia Dogalano instead of Catal-
Nancy Peddler instead of Chapman
Sylvia Chin-Bang instead of Chin-
Rita Pants instead of Coates
Barbara Proroy instead of Conroy
Jane Pelican instead of Crane
Our Ideal Girl
ll. Barbara A1len's or
. 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
. Clare Mae Zander's
J1. Doris Monnin's or
12. Thora Hickerson's
ll. Dorothy LaPoutge's or
. 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
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-
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-
Doris Brick instead of Rock
Rosemary Santomadre instead of
Harriet Holmes instead of Sherlock
Elaine St. Ann instead of St. Julien
Virginia Pebble instead of Stone
Vivian Moondmaker instead of Sund-
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
Twent y-f our
Best All Around.-.
Most Popular .......
Best Natured ........
Best Athlete .......
Most Sophisticated .......
Best Dressed ........
Most Talented ........
Senior A Ballot
A Farewell to McMain
Etta Mae Palmixano, '41
Now, dear MfMdIn, I leave you.
I'1fe done my he.rt to pleaye you-
MrMain, how hard Foe tried.
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.
For a girl you have befriended
Four happy year: are ended.
A lait farewell to you, MrMain.
Etta Mae Palmisano
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.
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-
"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-
"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
"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
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
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
"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 . . ."
' 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
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
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!"
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
"May crush me!" the other prompt-
"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
the class play. I can't learn these
lines! And I've just got to make a
"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
"But, Pat, you have the prettiest
eyes in the class. I've heard many
people say . . . "
"Who for instance?" she demand-
"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
"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
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,
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--
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
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
years in the army.
hastily and hurried on. Well, that
him with the
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
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.
"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
"Come on out on the terrace,
"Oh! But-well, all right ser-
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 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
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
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
All that she knew was that when
she returned with some bandages, he
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?
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
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
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
"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
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-
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
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
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
QContinued on page 301
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
"Come at once. Airplane crash.
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
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,
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
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,-
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
in Mayj I
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
"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
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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."
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.
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.
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' "
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
Schools of Yesterday
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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-
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.
Through the Keyhole
of the City By A
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
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
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
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
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.
Time-1:30 P. M.
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
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
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.
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
"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
"Yes," Pat said quietly, digging
into her overnight bag for one more
"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
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
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
Things We'd Like to See
CContinued from page 221
Serra, Katherine-minus some of her
Sherlock, Harriet--busy as 8. bee
Sherrard, Eloise-talking' like Andy
Simmons, Mae-Speaking English in-
stead of Spanish
Simoneaux, Maureen--Without a love
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
Thompson, Gloria-not lending a
Trahan, Rita-down to earth
Trout, Jane-with short finger nails
Twigg, Cynthia--not cheering for
Ulmer, Bernadine--talking loud and
Umbaeh, Amelie-being quiet and
Vaeth, Shirley--not being so inter-
ested in aviation
Venza, Lorraine-as a timid, fair
Von Belmren, Elaine-making' up a
duet in a certain orchestra
Walling, Nell-with her hair un-
Walther, Frances-a dumb Dora
Walsh, Bettye-in a convent
Ward, Margaret-with short hair
Wells, Kathleen-not having so much
Whiteside, Jane-without that poetic
Wild, Juanita-without that fear of
Willem, Juneau old maid
Wood, Emily--without that glamor-
Yeast, Adele-with a thirty-inch waist
Zahn, Shirley-speaking above a
Zander, Clair-ea "Raggedy Ann"
Beverly McClure, '42
SINCE poetic quotations are useful
in composition writing, we have
decided to add this column to our
1. "Rivers of gold-mist flowing
From far celestial fountains,-
The great sun flaming through
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
Because, you see, I love you!"
3. "Let us welcome, then, the stran-
Hail them as our friends and
And the heart's right hand of
Give them when they come to
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
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-
9. "Mother is the name for God
In the lips and hearts of chil-
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.
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
I dreaded my gym class, my algebra, too,
And especially on Mondays I always felt
And then about my sophomore year
I developed some friendships, which I
still hold dear,
The days became shorter, though I still
And happy the time when report cards
The drawing class, which was always a
Rated next to English, which can't be
In my junior year a counselor gay-
To help guide our girls on the only right
And now, if I may, I add-gym was still
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-
And-now-a graduate--a dream com-
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
Next was the Baby Party-so very proud
To welcome the Freshies, our followers
Now we draw nearer and nearer to Iune,
It seems as though four years have passed
More pleasures await us, honor day for
And then the luncheon, which is noted
And finally the end-our graduation
The diplomas near make our hearts light.
The prom with its music, its dancing so
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
'And forever the ideals of Eleanor Mc-
Within my heart will always remain.
My Brother ,And I
Betty Goldstein, '44
One night when the stars above were
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
Swifter and swifter we went through the
Some people tell about clouds, but they
Clouds are just spider webs hung in the
After passing the stars we came to the
And here's where both of us started to
The queer little man pointed his wand
to the ground,
We landed. and strange little people
Three strange children hummed a foolish
How queer it was to be on the moon,'
Then we discovered what people say is
The moon is of cheese, we can guarantee
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
And now I knew that we were doomed
For I had broken the sacred moon.
Next that I knew we were floating
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
Someone was loudly calling my name.
I told what had happened, then wanted
For they laughed and said I had been
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.
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?"
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
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-
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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."
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
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-
Intolerance, Power, War, Greed and
Tbirt V-eig bl
7 ,D '
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
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
Congratulations to Miss Peters and
her art students for their very ex-
'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,
Pk ak Sk
Miss Doize's classes are now doing
designs of action taken from photo-
graphs which will be painted in water
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.
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.
"We Are All
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
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.
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
The Boyhood of
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
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
Eleanor Haulin, '41
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
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?
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-
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,
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
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
To mates in verdant treetops of great
Young saplings through whose veins do
The life renewed, to give a sheltered
To lovers young, in love's first feverish
That' bursts for'er into impassioned
To all of these my hungry soul takes
List' to my quieted heart-it sings, it
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
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
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
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
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-
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.
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-
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
Jeanne Marcoux, '42,
2 . .
,-irfp., in, '
Chita: A Memory
of Last Island
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
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
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
Helen Davis, '42,
Glimpses of Ghostly
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
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
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
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-
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
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,
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
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-
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,
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-
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
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
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
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
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
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
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The Dcvil and
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.
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-
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
' 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
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
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
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!
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
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.
fContinued on page 441
music. Perhaps by becoming a musi-
cian, he deprived the world of a great
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-
Vesta Prohl, '43.
fQuestions on page 341
1. "Among the Hills"-John Green-
2. "In School Days"-John Green-
3. "Song of Hiawatha"-Henry
4. "Contentment" - Oliver Wendell
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.
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
.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,
What a world of happiness their har-
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
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
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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-
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
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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-
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.
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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 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."
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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.
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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-
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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.
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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.
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
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.
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The following pupils were chosen
as officers of the Embroidery Club
which is sponsored by Miss McBryde,
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.
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The Camera Club under the guid-
ance of Miss Bailey elected the fol-
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
The study and discussion of pho-
tography have led some of the group
to develop and print pictures as an
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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
forward rolls. Most interesting is
the "Pyramid," where several girls
do different stunts at the same time
making one big stunt.
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At the first meeting of the Par-
ties, Games and Favors Club in
Room 309, the following officers
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
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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
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The Needle Point Club meets every
Wednesday in Room 210 with Miss
Littlejohn as advisor.
girls are officers:
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.
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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
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Every Wednesday in 319 a very
enjoyable time is had by all the girls
of Senorita Broussard's Spanish Con-
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
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-
Mary E. Knight .................... Chairman
Joy Barrett .......... ......... C o-chairman
Marilee Kemp ........ ........... S ecretary
June Chandler ......... ....... T reasurer
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.
I fly-ugh! L C H O E S
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,
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-
by "One of Them"
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.
HIC Pk ik
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
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?
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-
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
I guess you've seen the awardsg
if not you can find them making the
rounds of the building on their win-
Well, congratulations, girls! Keep
up the good work!
'lv if if
Hail -and Farewell
THE Gym says farewell to-
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
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-
.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
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"
Some People Say--
PANSIES are red,
Gladiola are blue,
Swee'peas are sweet.
You think this is going to rhyme-
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
Things We'd Like
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-
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
Eleanor Scheffer-not being the
first one on the court in the morning.
Petronilla Voorhies-arriving ear-
Jane Whiteside--with her tresses
arranged before coming to school.
The Swee'peas-not being clan-
Shirley Stevenson--not arriving to
school with Swee-peas. QNot that we
Bernadine Uhlmer-not always
winning the elimination games in gym
Betty Powell-arriving at school
on her bike without knocking some-
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
And in particular-we'd like to see
-more girls on the campus in the
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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
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
No, she'd just rather be with Phil.
Why does M. Burvant on the porch
Could it be to see Bernard who's
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-
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
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.
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
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
Is it the convertible-or was it the
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-
Eva Lee, you're not that kind.
Co-me on. Quick! Make up your
Essie Mae Edwards, which will it be,
Your military wedding-Army or
Claire Daley's in love with "Uncle"
And we don't mean the Government
Leroy Constantin acquired a frat pin.
Did it belong to W. N.?
Flo Leeman's love must really be
If she still dreams of Buddy at L.S.U.
Though Adele Yost hasn't much to
We know of those letters from far
Step right up and pick your twin-
It's all up to you, Helen Pitkin.
Absence made Flo's heart fonder, we
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
Cupid's made a hit again!
It's Kathryn La Borde and Bill Whit-
Eola Prowell must get around-
Two in Alabama and two in town.
If Barbara Allen could do some bum-
It would be, "California, I'm a-com-
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.
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
More wedding bells to ring out soon.
Shirley Vaeth gets her diamond in
Weldon and Yvonne I.. still walk on
Don't you think they make a hand-
In her crystal a fortune teller did
Wint's love for C. Earl. Where's
Clair W.'s engaged jto a military
Have you seen her ring, third fin-
ger, left hand?
Elaine V. and Sid Garric's love must
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
Rose Walker's heart needs a rest.
It's worn out with love for Francis S.
Say, Pat Williams, who dropped who?
Did you drop Bobby, or did he drop
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
Why did C.'s friend Walter write to
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
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
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-
And fell in love with Buddy again.
Sid's love for Kate doesn't need much
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?
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This I swear, and this I say,
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-
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.
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.
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,
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
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
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 dug
A worm dug in
A worm dug in earnest
A worm dug in dead earnest,
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
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
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.
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-
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-
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.
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
Their light not dimmed
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
The "Canary" once again comes
to the aid of its male wall-flowers
with the five steps on how to lose a
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
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
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'
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.
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
Customer: "I want some consoli-
Druggist: "You mean concen-
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
"Got a piece of writing paper I
"Going past the mailbox when you
"Wait a minute till I finish this
letter, will you?"
"Want to lend me a stamp?"
"Much obliged. Say, what is your
John: Do you know why the bug
ate a hole in the rug?
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-
Girls when they went for a swim,
Once dressed like Mother Hubbard.
But now they have another whim,
And dress more like her cupboard.
Bob: I think you have on too
' Betty: That's not rouge. I'm just
Bob: Then your left cheek is
healthier than your right.
Case of Necessity
Binks: Are you going to the lec-
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.
A landlady brought in a plateful Of
very thin slices of bread.
Tennant: Did you cut this bread,
Mrs. Smith: Yes.
Tennant: O.K., shuffle and I'll
He: Aw, please-
He: Even if I tell you I love you
more than anybody in the entire
She: Positively no.
He: Aw, but mother, all the other
freshmen stay out after ten-thirty.
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
Heard in The Corridor:
Ellen: I have to take a concentra-
tion test. '
Jane: You mean a comprehensive
Ellen: Well, that's what I meant.
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.
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. You can become one
of them. The Soule Personal Instruction method of teaching is an Incen-
tive to Hard Work and gets Superior Results.
We are prepared to give young men and women the intensive training
necessary to pass the "entrance examinations" to enter an up-to-date busi-
85th SUCCESSFUL YEAR
Call or Phone for 'Complete Information
"Soule Students Succeed"
The H. Sophie Newcomb
College For Women
Tulane University of Louisiana SCC1'C1I2l1'1'21l School
A Southern college for women. Ideally situ-
ated in a residential district of the city of New The lmfwffi0'1 15 lndividualistui
Orleans. Standard requirements for admission
and for graduation.
Complete courses leading to the degrees of '
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bache-
lor of Fine Arts.
College facilities include excellent equipment MRS. RUTH WARNER MULLEN
in the School of Art and School of Music. Director
Properly selected course meets the requirements
for teachin licenses in the various states.
g 5524 Napoleon Ave.
For catalogue and further particulars, address
New Orleans, La.
Registrar, Newcomb College
New Orleans, La.
YOUR OWN DEFENSE PROGRAM
. . . is your future earning power. Just as the United States is guaranteeing the
preservation of its freedom by training skilled men in a defense program, you can
insure your economic freedom by getting a specialized business education.
At Ha1e's Secretarial School, university trained teachers give you expert instruc-
tion. For thirty years young men and women of New Orleans have been marching
from the Hale class-rooms into business offices.
Make your defense program a personal training at Ha1e's. Call, phone, or write
today for a catalog and information.
Hale's Secretarial School
fFounded in 19111
1730 Calhoun St. WA. 8098
"Our Record Is Our Recommendation."
C - H - 0 - E - S Fifty-seven
High School Rings
Asle To See Our Vanities
One for livery Occasion
823 Canal Street
924 CANAL ST. 616 FRENCHMEN ST.
MA. 5771 CR. 3028
,W I, , Q I
Emile M. Babst Co.
PLUMBING :- : HEATING
6239 S. Claiborne Ave., at Calhoun
1050 Camp sf rcer RA. 3324
WA. 1506 Fast Delivery
Shop and Save At SUCCESS
823 Canal St.
MAgnoIia 0335 JACK YAVA, Prop.
Wonder Remnant Store
Silks, Woolens, Velvets, Cotton Goods, Novelties
1412-14 Dryades Street New Orleans
THE GATELY MARBLE AND
Tombs Copings Memorials
Phone 120 City Park Avenue
GA1vez 3232 Opposite Greenwood Cemetery
REAL MEXICAN COOKING, MUSIC,
. . . Refined and Clmrming Atmosphere . . .
MA. 9272 1530 ST. CHARLES ST.
DON'T NEGLECT YOUR EYES
Go to Cotton's jewelry Store now and have
Dr. Dummit, optometrist, examine your eyes.
Don't guess-know the facts about your eyes.
Cotton's jewelry Store
1100 Canal St.
meal 61411 fiiclueelisees
Chalmette Fuel Oils ........
Cotton's Jewelry Store .,.....
Crescent City Engraving.
Emile M. Babst Co ..........,
Gately Marble and Granite
Garner Secretarial School
Gus Mayer .....................,..
Hale's Secretarial School..
Hausmann, Inc. ............. .
Howell's Pharmacies ......
Lopez .Studios ..............
Maison Blanche ...l.....
Parent-Teacher Cooperative Club..
"Rio Grande" Restaurant.
Royal Crown Cola ...............
Success to Graduates .........
Wetzel Printing ................
Wonder Remnant ,Store ...,.
X-Ray Pharmacy ............
Inside Back Cover
Sixly E C H E
MARY HAD A mme LAMBg ITE FLEECE
was wan! AS 5NOW-AND vumzv KNEW
T0 WETZEL SHE wou1.D eo!
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