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

 - Class of 1939

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Tea Time G. R. Heart Sister Tea A high spot in the social functions of the G. R. was its Heart Sister Week, climaxed by the Heart Sister Tea, which was held February 17 The girls brought small gifts to their heart sisters during the week and, at the tea the girls found out who the donors of their gifts were. Nearly all of the Girl Reserves attended the tea, as well as the city and faculty sponsors of the club. Mrs. Bergman and Mrs. Arnold presided at the tea table, at which the valentine motif was carried out. Featured on the program was a group of piano numbers by Harrison Price of the college. Also en- joyed were a reading by Marjorie Correll, and a vocal solo by Clara Lou Davis. Incidental music was furnished by Betty Ann Faubion. The tea, which was enjoyed by all and pronounced a huge success, was planned by Sara Winkler, social chairman of the Girl Reserves. The Junior Senior "Ferns, creeping vines, and plants and trees grow in tropical confusion in Hawaii." This was the theme the Junior-Senior banquet and prom car- ried out. Hostesses met guests at the door of the Methodist Church, in which the banquet was held, with various hued leis, adding to the colorful atmos- phere of the imaginative Hawaiian scene. Decorative favors and accessories were used on the tables. Miniatures of the volcano "Kalauea" were placed at intervals along the long tables. Palm trees served as favors, while clever "straw huts" acted as nut cups and place cards. Programs were in the shape of pineapples-all providing the festive- ness which is typical of the true atmosphere of royal Hawaii. The greatest symbol of hospitality in Hawaii is to eat first and then talk. And eat they did! Cute sophomore waitresses Qwho no doubt helped the ap- petitesl served the banquet. Betty Boone acted as toastmistress, Mr. Bergman giving the Mahalo fgracej. Jim Gerlach extended the welcome to the seniors with Donis McKeeman accepting it. Jean Babcock played several tunes in keeping with the spirit of the evening on her accordiang and Miss Campbell, being the main speaker of the program, offered as her speech "Crossroads of the Pacific." Elva Clark then soloed on the marimba. The "Aloha" was Bob Curtis, in which he presented the staff of pennants of all the classes of M. H. S. to next year's class, Grant Poole acting as recei-ver. In this gay spirit, the uppperclassmen adjourned to the gymnasium where they danced to the music of Eddie Nesbitt and his orchestra. There, too, Hawaii predominated the decorations. Blue stream- ers provided the blue sky, gracefully Heating upward to the background of the orchestra. Back of the orchestral platform, in the blue darkness of the night, was a large illuminated quarter-moon. Trees 42 Date Time were silhoutted against this, and ferns and vines surrounded the orchestra. Although the riotous beauty of the royal Hawaiian islands was lacking somewhat, the true spirit of hospitality and gaiety was prevalent to a high degree. Gabe Sellers and Katherine Newman were general chairmen of the dance and banquet respectively. As for committees, chairmen were dance, Corrine Duffeyg games, Grant Poole, decorations, Jim Miller. Chairmen for the banquet: decorations, Jeanne Jac- card, invitation and seating arrangement, Mary Charlsong program, Jean Babcock. Here it may be remarked that this, the last social event for the outgoing senior class, was certainly a suitable ending. With the last school dance to re- main vividly in our minds, we seniors wish to say to tliejunior class, "Mahalo a nui," "Thank you very muc . ' Date Hike The Hi-Y date hike is an annual affair of the club. It is usually held about the middle of April. All Hi-Y members are invited to attend and they must bring a date. There is a small charge of about fif- teen cents apiece to provide for the food. This year about thirty couples met at the water tower afer school and then hiked out to Sunset park. Baseball and other games were played followed by a picnic supper. G.A.A. Continued from page 32 health charts and refereeing intramural games. The girls who have achieved their first goal, a Blue M. with G. A. A. superimposed, are Mary Alice Wheeler, Kathryn Kramer, June Bell, Vir- ginia Saathoff, Margaret Gates, Betty Ann Teeter, Mary Lee Poppenhouse, Ona Scritchfield, and Mar- lene Spelman. Second awards, a golden K with G. A. A. upon it, were received by Gladys West and Betty Lou Mad- den. The third and highest award, a golden K pin was received by Jean Smith, Iva Fenton, and Thelma Bottger. Members of the club pictured here are Row 1. Katherine Jolley, Maxine Gould, Zelda Anderson, Goldie Spears, Iva Fenton, Katherine Martin, Shir- ley Gessell, Anna Roberts, Maude York, Betty Ann Teeterg Row 2. Maurine Pence, Rena Bottger, Mary Alice Wheeler, Jean Smith, Patsy Lolley, Lenora Tucker, Katherine Nabours, Gladys West, Eugenia Currie, Row 3. Ona Scritchfield, Marlene Spelman, Mary Poppenhouse, Virginia Saathoff, Betty Mad- den, Miss Gaddie, Jean Hosiery Row 4. Rosemary Gilman, Phyllis Reboul, Margaret Gates, Pauline Se- crest, Katherine Kramer, and Thelma Bottger. Members who are not pictured are Grace Crev- iston, Arylene Hanson, Hilda Layman, Peggy Pearce, Winifred Soderberg, and Eva White.

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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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43 HOUR HEROES M Club Showing more interest in the M Club than has been seen for several years, the club took on added life under their new sponsor, Coach P1-entup. The two football captains, Quinn and Johns, proved to be popular with their fellow members and were elected president and vice-president, respec- tively. The complete list of ofllcers were Tom Quinn, president, Jim Johns, vice president, Russell Min- nis, secretary-treasurerg Bob Gahagen, program chairman, and Merle Bottger, Sergeant at arms. Every year the highlight of the CIub's entertain- ment is the traditional "M" initiation. This year it also was radically revised. Smelling' heavily of the scent of onion bulbs, the boys came to school, walk- ing in the Notre Dame shift, wearing odd shoes and signs distinguishing the "cats" from one another. Girls boiled with jealousy when they saw the "deli- cate" curls which were worn by the initiated "pus- sies" on initiation day. Having to have a proper respect for the members, the pledges had to carry out various orders, such as proposing to teachers, re- citing poems, and pushing peanuts with their pro- boscises. The members in the picture are front row: Frank Prentup, sponsor, Jim Blazing, Jim Smith, Bob Keith, Max Grandfield, Ed Draheim, Bill Busenbark, Bob Nelson. Second row: Bill Payne, Ted Miller, Bob Stewart, Lauren Edgar, Bob Kendall, Bob Gahagen. Third row: Gene Lake, Herb Vanderlip, Jim Johns, Tom Quinn, Pat Farrell. Fourth row: Bob Wright, John Scholer, Neal Hu- gos, Howard Hamlin, Bob Yapp, Merle Bottger. Back row: Bill Wichers, Frank Fenton, Alfred' Woodman. Those not in the picture: Russell Minnis, Jim Pri- deaux, Denzil Bergman, Douglas Cave, Junior Lov- ell, Harold Elmer, Harold Smith, and Raymond. Tucker.

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