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Page 13 text:
Miss Bell, dean of girls: Mr. Chris+ian, principal: Mr. Van Riper, superiniendenh Miss E+chison,
assisianl principal: Miss Shahan, clerk.
Second Row: Delores Campbell, EIizabe+h Kennedy, Mildred Badgley, Enid Poynier, Frances Powell,
Maxine Daugherty, Doroihy Edens.
First Row: Marguerite Gibbs, Nina Neese, Hazel Hill, Eunice Suiphin, Edna Lesley, Mary Mildred Wells,
Since 1921 Mr. Paul Van Riper has headed the
Lebanon Public Schools as superintendent. Under his
guidance the schools have maintained an A rating
throughout the state. In 1923 the present senior high
school building was built, and in 1932 the gymnasium
was added to the school property, both being built
through the cliorts of Mr. Van Riper.
Assisting Mr. Van Riper in the oiiice is Miss Hazel
Shahan, whose duty it is to keep the school books, make
out the yearly financial reports, attend all board meet'
ings and file reports of these meetings, and attend to
whatever business may come up in the absence of Mi'.
In 19311 Mr, Thomas L. Christian, a former student
of L. H. was chosen to act as principal. Following
his graduation from Wzibaisli College, Mr. Christian had
returned to L. H. S. to teach mathematics, and in a few
years was made head of this department, a position he
retained until he was chosen principal.
Beriha Marie Beck.
Miss Grace Etchison has been teaching in L. H. S.
since 1918. She started as a teacher of English and a
few years later assisted in the Latin department. In
1928 she became dean of girls and at the present time
she is the assistant principal,
One teacher associated with the Lebanon schools for
many years is Miss Lydia Bell, who at the present time
is dean of girls. Miss Bell is also head of the history
department in L. H. S.
Seven girls are chosen each semester from the sec-
retarial training class to assist Miss Bell, dean of girls,
and Mr. Christian, principal, in the Senior High oliice.
These girls must check attendance, type all an'
nouncements and bulletins, run errands. type business
letters, answer telephone calls, and attend to any busif
ness which may come up in the absence of Miss Bell
or Mr. Christian.
Page 12 text:
Wendell Marlin, Be+'ry Edwards, George Burgess, Mary Lou Bradshaw, Richard While, BeHy Adney,
Charles Forbes, Ann McColley.
SENIOR DINNER PARTY
Senior activities got under way early this year when
the annual senior dinner party was held in the Home
Economics room, October 26. As is customary at all
senior functions, the candelabra committee performed
the candelabra ceremony and various members of the
class, representing ghosts of the present, past and future,
gave afterfdinner toasts, Following the dinner, a short
program consisting of musical numbers by the Senior
Trio, accompanied by Charles Minor, and a short skit,
presented by members of the class, was given in the
gym. Music for the dance was furnished by 'iAl's Night
Owls," and thus ended the seniors' first big party.
Committees for the dinner party were in charge of
Betty Edwards, chairman of the program committee,
Lucille Thompson, chairman of the supper committee,
Rosemary Parr, chairman of the dance committee,
Charles Forbes, chairman of the ticket committee,
Eunice Sutphin, chairman of the decorations, and Pauline
Gill, chairman of the invitations.
OUR MARDl GRAS
Homecoming this year was in the form of a Mardi
Gras. After the Homecoming speech by Nliss Ruth
Campbell, a graduate of L. H. S. in the class of 19470
and a former teacher in the high school, a band of the
holiday revelers in costumes formed the Mardi Gras
parade. Skits, "Down on the Levee," a clown tumbling
act, and a Spanish court scene carried out the carnival
theme, The afternoon program ended with the senior
class singing Indiana college songs.
After the program the different school departments
and organizations held Open House for the returning
alumni. The successful rabbit supper, basketball game,
and Homecoming dance ended the Mardi Gras festivities.
Committees for Homecoming were in charge of
Mary Lou Bradshaw and james Melntyre, cofchairnien
of the decorations committee, Betty Adney, chairman of
the program committee, Dorothy Witt, chairman of inf
vitations, Ophia Ferguson, chairman of the rabbit sup'
per, and Lee Porter, chairman of the dance committee.
MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM
For the first time in many years, the senior class un'
der the direction of Mr. Darrel Gooch, class sponsor and
head of the speech department, produced a Shakes'
pearean playf'-"Midsummer Night's Dream." A cast of
thirtyfeight seniors gave the play two nights, Ivlay 2
"Midsummer Nights Dream" deals with the love
affairs of Hermia fPatria Dailyj, Helena fMary Lou
Bradshawl, Demetrius fVw'endell Martinl, and Lysander
fCharles Forbesj. Supporting these main characters are
the Duke Theseus Uames Hannaj, Hippolyta lBetty
Adneyj, the father of Hermia fCharles Hedgel, and the
Master of Revels fDon Ricej.
The clowns under the direction of Bully Bottom
fDick Whitej furnished the main comedy portion in the
play. They were Quince fCeorge Burgessj, Snug Qlilobf
ert Laflinj, Flute flames Mclntyrej, Snout fByron Cunf
ninghamj, and Starveling fLester Bradleyl.
Titania and Oberon fLucy Thompson and Ben
Hershbergerj, with their bands of singing and dancing
fairies, and Puck fBetty D. Coombsj gave the fantasy
and supernatural part to the drama.
A committee consisting of Barbara Gray, chairman,
Byron Cunningham, Dorothy Witt, George Burgess,
Lucy Thompson, and Betty Armstrong chose the play.
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The most important place in any high school to a
history student is the school library, and important to
any library is the library staff.
L. H. S. is very fortunate in having a very capable
and eiiicient library staif. This staff is headed by Iwirs.
Certrude Cook, who has been school librarian in L. H. S.
for eleven years.
Members of the staff are chosen from the sophomore
class by Mrs. Cook and Mr. Christian, principal. After
having been selected, the names of the girls are pref
sented to the Lebanon Public Library Board, and if they
are approved, the girls serve their apprenticeship in the
Public Library for six weeks.
The present staff, which assists Mrs. Cook in the
Senior High library and also has charge of the junior
High library, consists of four seniors, live juniors, and
Each semester six girls from the ninth grade are
selected by Miss Grace Etchison, assistant principal, to
act as assistants in the .lunior High otiice.
It is the duty of these girls to check attendance, to
answer telephone calls that come to the oflice, and to
run errands for the various teachers.
During the latter part of April the senior members of
the staff were honor guests at a pitehfin supper held at
the home of Mrs. Cook, given by Mrs. Cook and the
remaining members of the staif.
Mary Herr Shelby
Mary Louise Witt
Mary Ann VVynkoop
Ruth Audra Miller
Mrs. Cook, Librarian
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