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

 - Class of 1939

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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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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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A Scrappy Griliron Squad Beginning his first year as the head coach of MHS athletics, Frank Prentup had rather a gloomy situ- ation to start with. With only five lettermen return- ing and no outstanding reserve men coming up Prentup found no bed of roses ahead of him. One of the largest squads in 1'ecent years-63 strong with only five lettermen-Jim Johns, Tom Quinn, Pat Farrell, Ralph Scott, and Alfred Wood- man-reported out for football a week before school began. The squad was rather slow in whipping into shape and much time was spent learning funda- mentals which the Blues had slight knowledge. To begin the season they had Hashy new suits. The blue jerseys trimmed with red, white, and blue stripes on the shoulders and sleeves and plain trunks. The red, white, and blue tri colored socks, topped off by their shining white helmets, made a gleaming array for their first game of the season. The Blues lost the opener to Concordia 13-6, how- ever, in spite of a sensational 85 yard run back of a kick off by Bob Stewa1't. Prentup's protegees showed a lack of experience and playing against many large, well balanced out- fits, they dropped the next game to their arch rivals, Junction City, who had one of the strongest teams in the state. The following week the Blues, a de- cided under dog, faced a mighty Newton team, champions in their respective league and Manhattan did everything to the Railroaders except cross their goal line, losing 13-0. This was one of the Blues better games and up to that time it was their best performance. This gave the fans hope but their hopes were all for naught. For the next week at Emporia it turned out to be nothing more than an Emporia track meet. Scoring on the first play, Em- poria never stopped the touchdown parade until the game was over. After recovering somewhat from the bombardment of the past week, Manhattan's winless Blues faced Topeka High, rated by many as the State Champions. The Blues were definitely out classed and they bowed 32-0. The fray with Ottawa the next week proved to be their best chance to win a game, but Ottawa, the Blues opponent, had other ideas and they smothered the Blues hopes 6-O-. The mud battle of the century took place a week later with Clay Center, here at Griffith field. The Clay Center boys, runnerups to Junction City, had a fine team, but they found no easy going against the Blues and from the point of thrills produced an amount of play shown it was the Blues best game of the year. Jim Johns slid away in the mud for a 70 yard run and it was not until the last few min- utes of the game that the score was decided. Clay won a hard fought decision 13-20. Finishing their season the same way they started it, the Blues lost their last chance to win a game, and they were completely outpowered by the Law- rence Lions 20-0. The seasons record. 6 Manhattan Concordia 13 Manhattan 0 Junction 33 Manhattan 0 Newton 13 Manhattan 0 Emporia 45 Manhattan 0 Topeka 32 Manhattan 0 Ottawa 6 Manhattan 13 Clay Center 20 Manhattan 0 Lawrence 20' The season could hardly be called a successful one. It is just one of those things that happens to a school every now and then. Certainly the coach could not be blamed, although he absorbed plenty of 44 Co-Capt, Quinn Co-Capt. Johns Leaders Last Time Jimmy Johns and Tom Quinn were the two boys who led the '38 football team through ltsnfightmg season. Johns, being one of our few Junior Cap- tains, sparked the backfield and held down more than his share of the line during the seasons. play. Modest "Sliver" lettered in both football and track in his sophomore year. He ran the quarter under 50 seconds to get second in the state track meet of '38. Tipping the scales at 165 and having 5 feet 8 inches of bone and muscle he will be welcome on the football squad of '39. . Tom Quinn our chunky boxer drew most of his honor in his junior year. He played brilliant foot- ball throughout the season only to be disqualified before our well remembered heart breaking game with Topeka. This year he played equally as well on a less successful team in both center and full- back position. Five feet eight inches and weighing 165 pounds he heaves the shot well over 40 feet for the track honors. Tom will be a serious loss on the athletic field of MHS. W the blame. No one stood up for his boys more loy- ally against the Saturday morning quarter backs than Coach Prentup. The school body also was be- hind the boys very loyally, considering the circum- stances. l , The underclassmen that lettered this year in some of the latter games will be a great help for next years team. They will provide a foundation on which to build a rejuivenated football machine. It is hard to say, individually who shined the brightest for the Blues this year. Co-captain Tom Quinn made the honorary all conference second team and was the only Blue to do so. Johns, Smlth, and Blazing all received honorable mention. Johns was the leading scorer for the team making 13 of the team's season total of 19 points. At times cer- tain players would show up well one week and then not so well the next week. There was hardly a week that the whole team clicked together.. Buthevery- body felt as they saw the games "walt until next year. Then we'll show them." . That feeling is also present in all of. the under- classmen. So without a doubt things will be differ- ent. The ones that received first team letters were, Tom Quinn, Jimmy Johns,Merle Bottger, Gene Lake, Dick Doryland, Alfred Woodman, Russell MIUDIS, Ralph Scott, Raymond Tucker, Phil Smith, Jim Pri- deaux, Neal Hugos, Jim Blazmg,.J1m Heter, John Scholer, Bob Pickett, Wayne If9WlS, JT- AYld9l'SQU, Raymond Nelson, Edwin Draheim, Howard Hamlin, Bob Stewart, Herbert Vanderlip, and Douglas Cave.

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