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First Row: J. Holbrook W. Paltcrion R. Downing F. Abodeely Mr. Frederick L. Alcorn V. Slaves
R Wilson W. Whipple
Top Row: I). McGregor II. Tellicr W. Crawford R. Schindler F. Merritt B. Sanford J. Powell
DOUGLAS DEBATING CLUB
rjpHK Douglas Debating Club was organized during the autumn of 1929 by Frederick Abodeely. Its aim is to promote debating in Washington High School. The motto chosen is: “Prove all things, hold fast to that which is true.”
Shortly after the club was organized it was named the “Douglas Debaters” in honor of that sterling debater, Stephen A. Douglas. Aside from the regular meetings which are held on the first and third Fridays of every month, the club has sponsored three debates. The first debate was: “Resolved, that Washington was a greater American than Lincoln,” the next: “Resolved, that America should con-
sider a policy of disarmament.” The last debate sponsored by the club was not participated in by any of the members. It was the debate between Creighton University of Omaha and Iowa University, which was held in the school library on March 12.
The officers have been as follows: President. Frederick Abodeely; Vice-President, Lewis Alcorn; Secretary and Pulse Correspondent, Robert Downing; Treasurer, David McGregor (fall), Walter Staves (spring): Sergeatn-at-arms, John Powell (fall), Fred Merritt (spring).
The critic of the club is Mr. Gilbert Frederick.
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First How. G. Frazee C. DcFore J. Woerdcrhoff K. Prastka H. Smith C. Rice
Top Row: Miss Martin R. Ilruska D. Mason C. Ovcrlcy L. Better M. Nelson S. Nassif
rJ''HE Aero Club of Washington High School was founded in October, 1929. It has as its purpose the fostering of a growing interest in aviation among the students. The club has welcomed to its membership any student of proper scholastic standing who has signified his desire to belong to such an organization.
The idea originated with Jack Woerder-hoff, who will soon become a licensed pilot, and Milford Nelson. The colors of the club are silver and blue. The flower is the poppy. The adoption of an emblem consisting of small silver wings is l eing considered.
Meetings are held bi-weekly in the Martha Washington Room and are attended by approximately fifteen members. The program usually consists of preparer! talks by two
students on subjects relevant to aviation and an open forum brings out discussions of plane development.
Plans are being perfected for an exhibition of motion picture slides displaying various types of airships. The club has sponsored an assembly, at which Dr. Hilton Ira Jones was the speaker. In April the society will entertain at its first social gathering.
The officers who were elected in the fall to serve throughout the year are: President, Jack Woerderhoff: Vice-President, Robert Prastka; Secretary, Milford Nelson; Treasurer, Guy Frazee; Critic, Miss Marian Martin.
Members of the Aero Club who are not in the picture are: Charles Baldridge, George Auld, Don Wing, James Horan, and Donovan Wallace.
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A TYPICAL SCENE AT A CLUB PICNIC SUPPER
PLACE: Martha Washington Room, the rendezvous of Washington’s “sasiety” for initiations, business meetings, picnic suppers, and what have you.
Dramatis Personae: Two sweet young things gossiping about nothing in particular.
"My dear! Cast your lamps over yon scene, ‘The Roman Campagne,’ by a Chicago artist. All that white stuff in the sky must be smoke from a gang war.”
“Gee, that picture must have cost a lot. Oil paint's expensive and it’s plastered on thick.”
“Pij e down! Here comes the critic with more cocoa. They ought to call this the ‘Cocoa Club.’— No thank you, I don’t believe I care for any. I still have some.”
"Nor I either, thank you.”
"Now that she’s gone, toss over a bun and sling some more baked beans.”
"Gee, you’re a lot of bother. Sit down; I’ve got something exciting to tell you.”
"Open up the sweeper and let’s have the dirt."
“Miss Cock decided that two is a crowd in the Pulse room. Didn’t you hear about it?”
“Aw, you had me all hot and bothered. I know all about that.—Wonder what Harriet Chord feels like now her big Byron is a bread winner at the Merchants National?”
"Oh, plenty sad. Say, the way Marguerite Ko-necnv and Virginia Vane are practicing up on roller skating you’d think they were getting ready for an auto ride.”
"Wonder why those girls over there arc looking so exasperated. They must be explaining another joke to Janet Murray.”
"Speaking of the Organization Editor of the Pulse makes me think oi Charles Garwood. That boy must have a cast iron interior. He was digesting an eraser, handkerchief, some matches, and a Pulse, ‘ears’ and all, the other day.”
(Lapse in conversation due to a little intense harmonizing of Crying for the Carolines, inspired by Marianne Dvorak’s fetching accompaniment.)
"My dear! Day by day it’s getting more danger-
ous in this school. Steel armour ought to be furnished to all Sophies parading in the halls.”
"You’ve said a mouthful. Morgan Davis and Charles Topinka gave each other a couple of love pats when dashing through the hall and almost demolished two innocent bystanders.”
"Who were the wronged ones?”
"The Misses Swem and Lcvcn!”
“Heavens! Instead of saying, ‘We haven’t cracked a book this week,’ we’ll soon be saying, ‘we haven’t cracked a rib’.”
(Some more time out while an interesting debate on “Pupils should buy their own textbooks" is rendered, the negative winning with an overwhelming majority of one.)
“Did you hear the plaintive strains coming from the typing room fifth hour yesterday?”
"No, were the Cecilians practicing in there?”
"Egad, m’ deah! We were waltzing the alphabet to the tunc of ‘The Stars and Stripes Forever,’ although we were expecting the end any minute. The old gray phonograph ain’t what it used to be, you know.”
"Gee, what did you think of the Weathcrwax assembly? I bet everybody rushed home to look up his family tree.”
"All except Harold Allison, who knows his noble lineage way back to the sixteenth century.”
"Wonder why Miss Sutherland’s girls don’t play Kelly’s Tigers?”
"The Tigers are probably afraid they might get beat!” (Tec hec.)
"Poor Miss Toohy! She must be rushed to death with Miss Abbott’s book, the Cedar, and that second hour art class!”
"I’ve heard about that class. Between Joe Baker, Eddie Ogden, and Fred Witousek, art must be going to the dogs.—Murder! It’s almost 7:30. Let’s go see if Frances Wcsterfield can go to the Paramount with us.”
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