Manhattan High School - Blue M Yearbook (Manhattan, KS)

 - Class of 1939

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Welcome Time New Student Reception September 22, 1938 at 3:15 o'clock a reception was held for the new students by the student council. New students told where they were from, got ac- quainted, and were served refreshments. Our prin- cipal, Mr. Bergman, gave a speech of welcome and told them a little about the school. The new students this year a1'e Sophomores: Agnes Peter, Roy McManis, Ray McManis, Faye Cook, Kenneth Williams, Maurine Babb, Erma Kortman, Everett Stewart, Lois Ander- son, Phillip Charlton, Robert Charlton, Margaret Dunn, Anna Jean Watson, Virginia Engert, Fern Gates, Donna Faye Chubb, Dorothy Muetze, Robert Black, Martha Toedt, Betty Robert Wells, Mary June Rose, Lenora Tucker. Juniors: Betty Gross, Glen Davis, Kathleen Had- ley, Lyle Hadley, Helen White, Frank Schryer, Jim Gerlach, Arletta Foos, Virgil Klein, Fred Huber, Paul Cibolski, Albert Watson. Seniors: Lela Kortman, Richard Endacott, Ray- mond Tucker, Ileen Schmitt, Rosa Murray, Elmer Lutz, Beulah Hammons, Lawrence Charlton, Will Parker. Watermellon Feed and Fight The sophomores were initiated into the Hi-Y in the fall by the annual watermelon feed. All Hi-Y members and faculty members were invited to at- tend the feed which has been held on top of K Hill. The ton of watermelons is carried up the hill by these participating and then indulged in from ear to ear. After which there is a vigorous battle with the sophomores against the juniors and seniors in which the rinds are used as ammunition. The teachers usually act as referees while sophomores are doused in watermelon rinds and driven over the hill. To make things more even the seniors are then matched against the sophomores and juniors. Sophomore Party Approximately 135 sophomores were present at their annual fiing in the girls' gym Saturday night, October 22. The decorations and refreshments were carried out Hallowe'en style and the entertainment consisted of competetive and group games and stunts. Black and gold streamers hung from the ceiling and the traditional black cats and pumpkins, as well as corn fodder completed the clever decorations. 'Margaret Jean Lewis, disguised as a fortune teller in gypsy costume, added to the festive atmosphere. The refreshments of cider and whipped cream top- ped pumpkin pie were most delicious. Committees consisted of the following: Decora- tions, Pauline Secrist, chairmang Miss Wilmore and Mr. Durham, sponsorsg Betty Jean King, William York, Lester Bishop, Blaine Smith, and Frank Whipple. Entertainment: Bill Adams, chairmang Mrs. Swedenberg, and Mr. Mordy, sponsorsg Bill Busenbark, Lenora Tucker, Frank Menges, Barbara Sheffer. Refreshments: Marion Louise Coe, chair- 40 Party Time mang Miss Houghton and Miss Marley, sponsors, VVarren Taylor, Harold Smith, and Josephine Hurl- burt. Miss Rude, sophomore class sponsor, as gen- eral sponsor, rendered much help to all committees. All faculty members were invited to the party, but other than sophomore teachers, Dr. and Mrs. Sheffer, Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, and Miss Barber were the only ones attending. Pigskin Prom When we seniors were itsy-bitsy sophomores, the Pigskin Prom was an experiment. Needless to say, it proved successful . . . and 'twas voted to make it an annual affair. So, like the little tree, it "grew and grew" and in the growing became better 'n bet- ter. Is it any wonder that this year's party was fto use the vernacularj-a pipl? Naturally some- thing is not a pip without due cause. Those who at- tended will recall the colossal jitterbug contest, which was something new and different-and the clever names of the dances that tickled one's funny bone. Different committees planned the Pigskin Prom. Tribute must be paid to the chairmen of these com- mittees: The dance committee was headed by Mar- tha Bairdg the King and Queen committee was un- der Bill Docking's guiding hand, the refreshments were planned by Edith Hanna and her assistantsg Babara Bouck and her committee were in charge of the gamesg the decoration committee chairman was Ruth Kretzmeier. The whole outfit was soothed and advised by Merrill Peterson-and Mr. Durham was the capable faculty sponsor. To conjure up a mental picture for you, and bring back fond memories, we'll mention the high spots. Perhaps the first impression was made on spying the decorations. If so, the first impression was swell. The decoration committee did themselves proud on this point. Blue and white fthe school colors-re- member?j streamers were artistically draped across the ceilingg the lights were dimmedg but the actual point of interest was the platform against the wall in the center on which the orchestra resided while swingin' out-and upon which were two thrones. You guessed it !-one throne for the king and one for the queen. Above this, on the wall, hung a huge blue football with modernistic letters-MHS-in silver. This was an eyecatcher! Dancing was the main entertainment-but for those who sought pleasure via less strenuous meth- ods, there were ping-pong and card games--not to mention fortune-telling on the sly. Few, however, could resist the rhythms of Harold Hunt and "the boys." Tricky little dance programs were designed by the dance committee-on which the dances were named after some of the fellas on our valient squad. The dance floor was filled to capacity which more or less discouraged some of those ole show-offs-you know, the kind that just love to let the rest know what they've learned fwe haven't anyone definite in mindl. But all this played second fiddle, so to speak, to the magnificent crowning of Ole King Tucker and

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39 Worship Time Opera Time The Christmas Concert Under the direction of Miss Helen Jerard, the chorus classes again presented a Christmas Cantata to a capacity crowd at the Presbyterian Church on December 9 at eight o'clock. This year the cantata presented was "Chimes of the Holy Night" by Hol- ton. Palms and flowers formed an impressive back- ground for the chorus who were dressed in white. Jack Groody, class of '36, was the only soloist out of high school. Seniors who were featured on the program included Irene Limper, Marjorie Gould and Shirley Marlow, soloistsg and Margaret Collins and Faye Clapp who sang a duet. A double quartet consisted of six seniors and two juniors: the sen- iors were Robert Curtis, Shirley Marlow, Marjorie Gould, Faye Clapp, Irene Limper and Russell Min- nisg and the juniors-Herbert Vanderlip and Pat Farrell. Another junior, Mary Razak, sang an ob- bligato in the performance. The program was accompanied by Mr. R. H. Brown at the organ and Vivian Huxman at the piano. The program was as follows: Organ Prelude Mr. R. H. Brown "Largo" ......,...................,...................,,...,. .,,,, H fmdel Chorus "Ave Mal'ia" ......,...,..............,.,.,,,.,..,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,. Schubert Edith Hanna "Lord's Prayer" ....................................,. Fm-syth-Kravft Selected Chorus Scripture Reading Bob Wright Cantata-"Chimes of the Holy Night" ..........., Holton 1 Christmas Bells are Ringing ..... Chorus 1. How Beautiful Upon the Mountains ...... Chorus Irene Limper, Soloist 3. But Thou, Bethlehem ,,,.............,..,.,.,,..,,,.. Chorus Mary Razak, Soprano Obbligato 4. Earth's Weary Waiting Done ..........,..,.... Chorus Margaret Collins, Faye Clapp 5. In the Watches of the Night ..., Marjorie Gould 6. Good Tidings ..,................................. Boys' Chorus 7. Glory to God in the Highest ...........,.......... Chorus 8. On Earth Peace ...,.......,.........,.,.... Double Quartet Robert Curtis, Herbert Vanderlip, Shirley Marlow, Marjorie Gould, Faye Clapp, Irene Limper, Russell Minnis, Pat Farrel 9. Let Us Go Even Unto Bethlehem Groody, Soloist 10. Jesus, Our Lord .,,,..............,........... Girls' Chorus Shirley Marlow, Soloist 11. The Star in the Eastern Sky ...............,.... Chorus Jack Groody, Soloist 12. The Lord is Born Today ,.........,.,..,,,,,....,,,, Chorus Benediction ................,.............,..,...... Rev. D. H. Fisher "The Chimes of Normandy" Directing her first operetta for Manhattan High School, Helen Jerard scored a success with "The Chimes of Normandy", a light opera by Robert Plan- quette, given by the second and fifth hour chorus classes March 17. Receiving the presentation with several outburts of spontaneous applause, the audience especially liked the coquettish actions of the chorus in the number "Just Look at That" in which the comely maidens of the village were exhibiting their merits Spring Time as potential servants. The clever dance and panto- mime by Marjorie Gould and Lawrence Alden as the young lovers, Serpolette and Gremcheux, also brought applause from the audience. . Although the entire leading cast handled their characterizations well, outstanding, performances were gives by Pat Farrell as the -old miser, Gaspard, and Russell Minnis as the stern Bailli. In leading feminine roles, Shirley Marlow as the sweet Ger- maine and Marjorie Gould as the naughty but lov- able Serpolette, did excellently in both their acting and singing parts. One hundred and twenty-two students dressediin vari-colored costumes made up the chorus which carried out the musical part of the ope1'etta in a manner which revealed and did full justice to the many hours of hard work spent under able direction. The costumes were designed and made by the teach- ers and students of the Home Economics depart- ment. Especially impressive was the number, "Silent Heroes" led by Herbert Vanderlip as Henri de Corneville and aided by the boys' chorus. The setting, though old, was particularly effective for this presentation. Against a landscape drop, the stone wall made by Miss Dobson's art classes and Mr. Darby's manual training classes added local color to the setting. Making the scene complete was an old castle upon the left surrounded by tree wings. The humorous night scene, in which Baxilli, Ser- polctte, and Grenicheux, unaware of each other's presence and stealthily creeping toward the castle, suddenly bumped into each other was rendered doubly effective by Norman Ross' excellent handling of the lightsg Miss Snapp, Miss Rude, and Miss Marley, as stage managers were helpful in making the production a success. The Spring Concert Combining their efforts, the orchestra and senior high chorus again presented their annual Spring joint-concert on May 12, at 8:00. The first half hour of the program was devoted entirely to the orches- tra. The second half of the program was composed of many special numbers. Beulah Hammons sang the first solo, "Carissima" accompanied by Doris Paus- tain. A sextette of six girls-Clara Lou Davis, Mary Razak, Margaret Collins, Eloise Reisner, Irene Limper, Faye Clapp, with Marjorie Gould as soloist, sang the "Dream Song." Following this, "Could My Heart Thy Song Be Singing", by Hahn, was sung by Irene Limper. As an interlude Paul Engle played the "Moonlight Sonata". Following this, Marjorie Gould sang "The Kiss Waltz." A boys' double quar- tette-Lawrence Alden, Junior Lovell, Herbert Van- derlip, Bob Curtis, Harold Smith, Harold Hunt, Rus- sell Minnis, and Pat Farrell, rendered two numbers, "Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho" with Shirley Mar- low singing the soprano obbligato, and "The Road is Calling", with Eloise Reisner playing the flute obbli- gato and Paul Engle at the piano. Shirley Marlow then sang "The Wren". A mixed double quartette composed of Lawrence Alden, Herbert Vanderlip, Shirley Marlow, Marjorie Gould, Faye Clapp, Pat Farrell, and Russell Minnis sang "In the Garden of Tomorrow" which concluded the special numbers.

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41 Banquet Time Good Queen Alice. The coronation was carried out just like a real one fwell, on a smaller scale, of course-and maybe a little more crudej with at- tendants 'n' everything. Queen Alice seemed poised --but King Tucker looked, and later admitted, he was "scared stiff." Nevertheless, they were the pub- lic's choice, and the public has darn good taste. Dancing was resumed after the crowning-the king and queen leading off with a little exhibition. Ideal refreshments of coca-cola and cookies were served the hungry throng. Then, alas, at 11:30 the curfew rang. And so we say-farewell-to the annual football shindig! May this tradition carry on, and may all the kiddies plan just as nice a Prom and enjoy it as much as we did. Basketball Banquet "It's going to be a big affaiir" was the Pep Club's promise appearing in the Mentor, and it was a big affair. The annual Basketball Banquet, given in honor of the basketball squad, was held Monday, March 6, with 158 present. It was a colorful event due to the work of the dec- oration committee in charge of which was Ruth Kretzmeier. The theme was carried out in a variety of pastel colors. Bowls of sweet-peas and jonquils served as center pieces while blue and white mega- phones Kon which was lettered "M. H. S."J alter- rated. The programs were in form of basketballs, blue in color, which bore the autographs of each of the twenty members of the team and the coach. Nut cups were in pastel colors. . Wilma Jean Shull presided as toastmistress. Dur- ing the program, Val Jean Lumb played the piano while the guests joined in group singing, Edith Wil- lis, Marilou Alsop, and Margaret Hobbs, sang in a trio. Mr. Hopkins gave a short speech prior to the one by Mr. Bishop, with Nancy Lou Heberer giving the view-point of the Hgrandstandersf' The program was printed as follows: Referee-Wilma Jean Shull Towel-Swinger-Val Jean Lumb Just a Bunch of Grand-Standers- Edith Willis, Marilou Alsop, Margaret Hobbs Warm-up-Mr. Hopkins High-point Man-Mr. Bishop Wind-up-Nancy Lou Heberer Committees, composed of Pep Club members, worked and planned the banquet, thus being re- sponsible for its success. Senior-Junior Dance Party "A grand success!" The senior-junior given March 4th was every bit of that and a little more! After a lot of worrying about the small number of per- sons who had indicated their intentions to attend, the party went off with a bang and a great big crowd. Harold Hunt's orchestra fwhich we might Swing Time add, had improved greatlylj swung out with all the latest tunes, and as a special treat, none other than our own Clara Lou Davis gave forth with two vocal numbers with the swing band. Cokes and cookies were provided as refreshments for the jitterbugs and gandies alike. Ping-pong was played by the few who were energetic enough to chase little white balls in among the auditorium seats, while the rest of the guests "beat it out" on the dance floor. You should have seen Coach and "Sir Ronald Hopkins" swing their partners, and were they ever busy when ladies' choice came around! Decorations were along a military theme with large drums suspended from the ceiling and lighted from the inside. Crossed sabers and teers of tinsel formed a background for the orchestra which was seated in a large drum on the east side of the gym. Incidentally, we liked the new arrangement of hav- ing the orchestra on this side very much, because it provided more room for dancing. At the intermission a program was presented with Norman Ross acting as master of ceremonies. Bob Cook and Eddie Hoffman thrilled their audience with a baton whirling act which was really perfec- tion. Irene Limper accompanied them on the piano. The College Trio composed of three colored boys, Foster Goodlet, Homer Fleming and Sherman Helm favored us with two vocal numbers. The best liked of the two was "Old Man Mose" which was very popular at that time. This was followed by an Apache dance presented by Lenora Ash and Fred Small. Mrs. Southern gave a very humorous read- mg. Dancing continued until 11 :30 and everyone hated to go home fvia Sunset, Muggin' Mountain and all points west!J. From the looks of things, it's our guess that the faculty had as much fun as any of us. Parties like this don't just happen, they take care- ful planning and lots of hard work. Mr. Bishop as head sponsor and Mr. Owen as his assistant deserve a great deal of credit for the success of the party. The committees and their chairmen did the real work which put the "umph" into the event. The jani- tors as always were a constant help with whatever there was to be done. The committees and their chairmen are as follows: Efbtertainment-Donald Sollenberger, chairman, Miriam Fields, Wilma Jean Shull, Jack Sayre, Val Lumb, and Marjorie Goldstein. Decov-ations-Audrey Durland, chairmang Doro- thy Ratliff, Mary Beth Walker, Joanne Aubel, Hall Milliard, Don Willis, Bob Wright, David Gates, and Mary Margaret Arnold. Dance-Norman Ross, chairman, Bill Hines, Edith Hanna, Faye Clapp, Bruce Bryan, and Donis McKeeman. Refreshments-Margaret Mack, chairman, David Blevins, Max Decker, Paul Jorgenson, Marian Pen- ley and Lila Neubauer.

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