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

 - Class of 1945

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,W ,Fu ,,,. E pf l I' PPM 2719912 ?' .. NJ... 0--fi Gym Night MCMAIN'S ninth Gym Night has come and gone and the only re- gret is felt by those who did not vol- unteer to take part. The auditorium was filled to overflow-ing and our hearts thrilled with satisfaction as we realized that each shining face represented not only an enthusiastic spectator but twenty-five cents- as well to swell the gym fund. This was 'our most successful gym night both as to perforniance and finances. Mr. Haas, President of our school board enjoyed each minute of the program from a -first row seat. It is the first time that we have been so honored by the acceptance of our invitation. ' The program moved smoothly along from the first number to the last. Dorothy Brisbi, an outstanding Ivory, welcomed the amidience and asked that they join us in saluting the flag and singing the national anthem. The first number was a club swinging E-C-H-0-E-S routine which demonstrated the pro- ficiency of the Seniors in handling those' tricky wooden gadgets. This number was followed by two tap dances by the Juniors, who acquitted themselves nobly. The' Danish gym- nastics demonstrated conclusively that free hand exercises are very beneficial for physical fitness. Now that the mothers havie seen thelir daughters in action we are very much afraid they'll have to help at home with the heavy work. , The Sewanee River tap dance was an outstanding example of women's ingenuity. One of the performers, having forgotten her mask, promptly covered her smiling countenance with a black hair net much to the amuse- ment of every one concerned. Trip- ping the light fantastic sometimes gets to be more truth than poetry and it is an accomplishment to be able to do a routine properly With- out making a mistake. We are duly grateful that gym students have but two feet to manage. It oftimes takes a. whole trimester to distinguish the left from the riht. L 11 sf- ryegra- i,. i -.-i.f,.i , ,igav H ,K.: The sixth number on the program consisted of tumbling, diving and pyramid building. Nearly two hun- dred girls took part in this demon- stration. With the exception of one or two girls who had previous work in tumbling the remainder were all taught at school and it is a distinct tribute to their ability that they were able to accomplish the beautifully co- ordinated' stunts and individual ex- hibitions. Next came the diving over bodies which always thrills both au- dience and performers. As a climax to this part of the program Jackie Karst was to pretend to dive over nine girls. Just as she started her run toward the girls crouched on the floor someone blocked Shirley Sieg- el's mother's view and when she again saw the stunt Jackie, after having straddled the bodies was com- pleting a forward roll. Mrs. Siegel is most distressed because her daugh- ter Shirley can dive over but one body. Shirley is having, a hard time trying to 'convince her mother that she saw the "positive" and "nega- tive" parts of the stunt and com- pletely missed the "in between". The completion of this sixth number was ably handled by the students who performed five pyramids with the smoothness and precision of profes- sionals. The last pyramid was a tumble down one in which all the performers did a good job of fall- ing flat to the mats. The girls them- selves were worried for- fear the audience might think it was an ac- cident. Their fears of course were groundless as the precision of the performance demonstrated the per- fect coordination of this difficult stunt. A A The Sidewalks of New' York, a waltz clog in costume, strengthened the audience's appreciation of the light fantastic in general and Thelma C'unningham's ability in particular. When Thelma becomes famous and wealthy we just know she'll endow her Alma Mater with a gym. Two prizes were awarded in this number for the best costumes. They were given to Thelma Cunningham and Dorothy Miramon. The seniors put on an old- fashion- ed square dance, She'l1 Be Coming in costume enjoyed by Round the Mountain, which was thoroughly performers and audience alike. 'Five cheer ,leaders appropriately ' Forty-nine 5

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1 REPORTERS FOR ECHOES-Bottom row: M. Blackman, J. Weil, N. Lucero, B. Amann, R. Schuman, J. Haw- kins, G. Falk and F. Siniawsky. Second row: W. Trosclair, R. Maxie, H. Leslie, P. Bosch, C. Bennett, D. Watington, A. Geismar and P. Spring. Third row: A. Rahn, H. Meyr, M. McNair, J. Jackson, B. Birch, C. Capdeirville, W. Hag- stette and J. Claus. Fourth row: C. Thompson, H. Rosenweig, M. Woodfin, N. Frame, M. Dorman, G. Owen and D. Ostrow. Top row: C. Kingman, J. Russo, O. Poche and V. Mallowitz. Not in picture: F. Crovetto, R. Drurnwright, B. Judd and B. Moore. McMain Celebrates Pan American Da Bylsharon Mattes, '46 WHEN the Mother's Club met in April, a. colorful tableau of the spirit existing between the United States and the other Latin American countries was presented to them. All of the participants were dress- ed in' extremely realistic costumes and the effect was one of much color and vivacity. To add more to the Spanish setting, the art classes paint- ed huge fans of brilliant colors which were placed at the rear of the stage as a background. 'Spanish lanterns, scarves, resplendent in their bright Forty-eight colors, and smaller fans, also painted by the art classes were present, cre- ating the atmosphere of a Spanish garden. Katherine Schleuter really gave the audience the feeling of Being transported to romantic old Mexico when, she sangv "Una Vez". The Spanish classes sang "Ay, Ay, Ay," and "Chiapaneca," folk songs of Chile and Mexico respectively. Norma De Latte and Mellow Lesky danced to "Chiapaneca". The "Mexican Hat Dance" was also a great success, Lucia Von Gohren and Valerie Gati- pon ably performing their parts. The final number with America represented by the Statue of Liberty in the background, and the Latin American countries grouped around her, each bearing- the flag of her country, gave the audience the sensa- tion of actually seeing how closely the nations are united. On the whole, the program was most entertaining' and colorful. All who were present enjoyed it, and if President, Roose- velt, the founder, had been present in our auditorium he too would have been pleased with our efforts. ' ' E-c.H-o-E-s . . ,sp l ' ll - i ff.

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,, tru. -t.- - .:,: . ,, ' A,A 1 . V ' 44 A "' , , 3E-'12--U:f,T:gAq'f-'r-"-:- - - 3,1 '.-,, H- ,. -y -, A- "f'k- 'ax-Aix' EU' .,ir..'5gIr52:Q-fl'-gg -P H , e A . ' i c c , y it . . . , J 'f in green and white -led ment. More Jades received awards- I hd A ' y , W' school.-in cheering for the Ivories than did Ivories but the Ivories up- n ' , ' 4- 'K 'gg f1f:,and,.l'ad'es., Needless 'to say they got held their reputation for financial ' - y a- great deal of cooperation and the acumen by winning the cup for' sell- - A - '.i. response, vocally, was very gratify- ing the most tickets for Gym Night. . I ' ing. A picked- chorus of senior A's The Jades claim they are better Nath- THIS Year' for the first tlmev the . 'sang a pathetic appeal, "We need a letes and the' Ivories answer by re- gym deP81'tmehl1 has Changed the A 1 gym" ,to the music of "Don't Fence minding the Jades that they bring in 1'0Uti11e for the lhd001' tournament- ,Ei V- V Me In". If the public doesn't re- the money which buys the equipment When the Semi-final round is reached ' spond after that touching rendition the Jades' use. The argument goes the teams ,Will Play e Round Rehlh VAND We'll just go on as of yore and use round and round and comes out the T0U1'halT1ehf- lh that WHY, ewerds ' our basement and campus until the same. Ah! me, no variety! ' This wil be given 120 each team: the Will- boards and grass are worn down. has been going on for thirteen years. hlhg teams Will 1'eeelVe Silver balls L., The Interlude or comedy ,relief or No Gym program would be com- and the I'l1HHel'S-UD will receive Y -ff? what have you, was enlivened by the plete without a few words from Mr. 8W81'dS in accordance with their P0Si- talents of some sixty girls with the Beier our Physical Director, who is H011 in the l30UTT19-l'fl9Ht- able help of Thelma Cunningham keenly interested in our work. It Ivory teemSrR- BO'-ldree-'-IX,-L Gel'- who interpreted the script. After was heart warming to be congratulat- aci, P- Skelly, P- Winter, B-. V011 X a suitable introduction the Ark land- ed by him in the presence of the Behreh, T- D0leSe,.H. 'MattheWS, R- l ed on the campus and the animals crowded auditorium. He then pro- Wald, G. TONY, J- Clark, J- B9-Yhee, . - came forth two by two. Clever cos- ceeded to judge the tug of war be- N. Miner, H. Carter, E. Darden, E. A tuming effects on said creatures were tween the Ivories and the Jades and, WieSaHd, D- Kennedy, D- B!'lSl9l, C- ' carried out by Marion Lowe and a as history seemed to repeat itself, Muhs, V- Dinwiddies Je-de teams! M- hard working committee. ' the Jades were victorious in this J. Bourge0lS. J- Luft, N- Smith. E- 5 To a great many girls this next event as they had been in times past. Martinez, J. Latusa, J. Lemaire, G. -W N35-'li-ii' event was the highlight of the even- We hope that Gym Night will be- Cuber, A. Gravill, J. Stock, E. Totaro, gy-5, f ing. The awards were given to those come a regular feature of the Physi- J. Perron, B- Bleek, D- Ll0Ve1'HS, K- who had earned the points or who cal Education department and that it MRXGY, T. Ulmer, B- Grethe, M- A- ' had successfully compted in a tourna- will always be a success. , N Th0mPSOI1- - --xiii f .s . , , .-.. Class Hzstory Essays Dofofhv W'm"""m- E311 'ii' . ' C . d f 15 . ln Loyola Dot Willkomm we see, 1 ontmue rom page 5 wontmued from page 235 Never averaging less than HB". pledged our supoprt to our new nothing. Let this be a lesson to you, B tt S wr . - President Truman, the first president my dear reader, one should always Te Y ue fy' , - , . , o college will go Betty Sue Wray, -- other than Roosevelt that many of make an outlme before writing an Wh 1, as a co-ed She,u alwavs be us had ever known. In the meantime essay. e e ' W. we had been busy collecting money This time the essayist chooses his gay' ' for rings, having our pictures taken, topic, makes his outline, and begins . . ' . . ' writing material for the ECHOES, writing. He has followed his teach- Like wise prophets In times of old' trying out for the class play and er's suggestions to the letter, so all The fates of our graduates We have ez- all the other numerous activities in goes well and he writes away. Nat- foretold' -H which senior A's participate. Besides urally he encounters little trouble. If, in 0111' findings, We hePDeY1 to el'I', SS.f'fj', . these usual programs, many of us He may have some difficulties in sen- May each find the life which she will . A , were practicing for Gym'Night, the tence structure and forget the best prefer, 'D first one presented in seven years. ideas belongs at the beginning and Sara jones, Chairman A As this goes to pressfwe are eagerly at the end, but these are minor Macbeth Bertel -',A , E awaiting our luncheon, honor day, things, so I shall not go into them. Beverly Blmze f 5- the class play, and of course, gradua- After all, the purpose of this contri- Belly Burch C ' tion. We are looking forward to go- bution was not to teach the funda- luanda Corbin .X ing out into a -peaceful world where mentals of the English language. jean ala Raza - ,y.fEg,'A ' ' all the peoples of the earth can pur- Mary Nell Dorman, '45, june Dm-ournau ,215 - sue their way of life without fear of -------- - lean Ellingson - destruction. Prophecy . A Georgia Fischer Farewell to thee, O' Alma .Materl CContinued from page 211 ??Zle,H"Z'l'0" J A May the high ideals which have been I th C d t N C ,H 1 V? 'f'f"eM MP "" Q ,instilled 'in us here, guide us always, n Sanz e urge orps wi Sure y 'igwgfney . andenablel us to be worthy of you. Emma wieimd: Ima Ride 2 E 1 Mary Lou Soule', chairman The best-known model in all the ' Peggy Robert , Sara.. fone: . 1 land . Carol Shot-key , , - L Carol Shot-key' Will be the beauteous Emma Wie- Mary Louis'Tureaud -j Eff 'Q c Janet Rfeka . sand. , Y Mary'War-ren f . f pf,-pl, i!5lll2l'ii:sf',i,,' ' ' :..l'l"V.1.j'3 , .lp i I " Q11 -g-"Ei,-T' . - fii .-'. - , , - J i .- ' ',.-- . ,f.- 1 ' - 5 i f iff . -A --cff-' -' if

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